Bill Signing, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 1869 into law, now Act 24 of 2018, the primary intent of which is to create a 15-member Maternal Mortality Review Committee within the Department of Health to collect confidential information or investigate and disseminate findings related to maternal deaths. Prior to passage of this legislation there was no mechanism for collecting this important data, which can lead to systemic changes needed to decrease maternal mortality.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), maternal deaths have been rising in the United States since 2000, while they have decreased in nearly every other country in the world. The rate has more than doubled in Pennsylvania since 1994.Philadelphia’s Maternal Mortality Review team (MMR), the only city in the state to have an MMR, determined 27.9 women died per 100,000 live births in the city during a three-year period from 2010-2012 for pregnancy-related mortality (pregnancy to a year post pregnancy).“With the alarming rate of maternal deaths in Pennsylvania, establishing this committee will help take immediate action in determining the reasons for this phenomenon and, more importantly, help to develop prevention recommendations,” Governor Wolf said.“The rising number of maternal deaths is a serious public health concern in Pennsylvania, particularly among minority populations,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “This committee will allow us to bring stakeholders from various areas of maternal health care and other experts together to identify what can be done to reduce the number of maternal deaths. We are committed to providing for the health, safety and well-being of Pennsylvania’s mothers.”The legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, will establish a committee consisting of the Secretary of Health or her designee, an obstetrician, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, a certified nurse-midwife, a registered nurse representing maternal health care, a psychiatrist, an addiction medicine specialist, a social worker or social service provider, a medical examiner or coroner responsible for recording deaths, an emergency medical services provider, a health statistician, a representative of the department’s bureau of family health programs, three individuals specializing in emergency medicine, family medicine, pathology, anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, or any other relevant medical specialty, and additional personnel at the discretion of the secretary.“Pennsylvania mothers deserve the best possible health care, and by establishing a Maternal Mortality Review Committee here in the commonwealth we can make sure the latest information on conditions and treatment options impacting expectant mothers is shared with medical professionals across the state,” said Rep. Ryan Mackenzie.“This long-awaited legislation allows us to conduct a multidisciplinary review of maternal deaths, with the goal of seeing where and perhaps why women are dying as the result of childbirth,” Rep. Florindo Fabrizio said. “Ultimately, our hope is saving the lives of mothers across our commonwealth.”“This bill is a relatively simple policy approach, providing a means for preventing the worst sort of pain a family can experience,” Sen. Lisa Baker said. “By bringing together the best experts to take a hard look at the circumstances surrounding cases when a mother loses her life, the purpose of this bill is of great importance. Where possible, analyze and figure out if there is some pattern to these tragedies. See if effective remedies can be devised and implemented.”“I find it appalling that over the span of 14 years, the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased by 26 percent,” Rep. Judy Schwank said. “That’s why this legislation is so important. We need data – accurate data – to find ways to improve quality of care and educate health professionals, women, and families about preventing pregnancy-related deaths and complications.”The Maternal Mortality Review Committee also may consult with any relevant stakeholders or experts if identifying information of patients or health care providers is not disclosed. Members must be appointed within 60 days of enactment of the bill and the committee must meet annually, at a minimum, with the first meeting held within 60 days of today.“On behalf of the Pennsylvania Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (PA ACOG), as well as the mothers and families of this commonwealth, we applaud the unanimous approval of this bill establishing a statewide maternal mortality review committee,” said Dr. Amanda Flicker of PA ACOG and Lehigh Valley Health Network. “We look forward to partnering with the Department of Health to turn the tides on the rising rate of maternal deaths. This Sunday is Mother’s Day—a day to honor and celebrate mothers everywhere. We cannot think of a better way than legislation focused on improving maternal health.”“Every untimely death of a mother is a tragedy,” said Aleks Casper, Regional Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs for March of Dimes. “The Maternal Mortality Review Act will bring much-needed scrutiny to the death of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. By examining each of these cases, we can better understand the causes of maternal deaths in Pennsylvania, identify patterns, and design interventions to prevent them in the future.”“As a midwife, I’m so glad to see this multidisciplinary effort come to fruition,” said Dana Perlman, PA Association of Certified Nurse-Midwives. “We must listen to women, and the Maternal Mortality Review Committee is one way to honor the voices of women silenced too soon.” Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Investigate Maternal Deaths SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 09, 2018
The Sylvan at Toowong is powering through the sales just weeks after its soft launch to market, proving Toowong is a suburb where unit oversupply is of no concern.CONSTRUCTION is set to start later this year on a new major apartment project in Toowong after strong sales just weeks after its market debut.Despite the continued swirl of negative chatter in the apartment sector, The Sylvan, a $45 million parkside development has secured 15 apartment sales, paving the way for developer WINIM Funds Management to start construction this year.The developers spokesman Gus Kuiters said WINIMFM had been diligent in its approach to undertaking The Sylvan, typically targeting quality metropolitan locations close to public transport, education, retail, employment hubs and key public amenities.“Toowong is one of those rare suburbs in Brisbane that connects all those dots,” Mr Kuiters said.“There’s a great deal of discussion these days about apartment supply, but this discussion fails to take into account that Brisbane, like many metropolitan centres, is not a single market. “It has diverse pockets of opportunity, some of which have their own unique reasons for attracting buyers.” The Sylvan at ToowongA report by property researcher Urbis showed that future State Government population growth estimates were about half the level of actual growth over the past 10 years, leading to what it sees as a significant shortfall in development planning for the suburb over the next two decades.Government figures estimate the population of the Toowong catchment will increase by 7200 over the next 20 years, but Urbis estimates the increase will be more than 18,800.The Urbis report also revealed that new apartments in Toowong were attracting a rental premium of up to 40 per cent over existing apartment stock.“Relative affordability and a shift toward urban living have been driving investor and owner-occupier demand in Brisbane’s inner suburbs,” said Urbis.WINIMFM is headed by Justin Kuiters and Josh Leahy, who between them have 36 years’ property experience and have led the development of more than $7 billion in mixed-use property assets including $800 million World Square and $800 million Top Ryde City in Sydney.WINIM’s focus has been on the east coast of Australia in recent years with several projects currently under development in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, including the $80 million repositioning of Top Ryde City, the $40 million East Lane project in North Sydney and masterplanning of the $350 million Gateway Shopping Centre. The Sylvan at ToowongThe Sylvan represents the fund manager’s first major residential foray into Brisbane. The project is expected to be delivered to the market in 2018.Mr Kuiters said The Sylvan was appealing to a broad range of buyers, although strong interest was expected from the owner-occupier market.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“We’ve done a great deal of research into Toowong and population growth is driving demand for this style of development,” Mr Kuiters said.“This has been borne out through the early buyer interest in The Sylvan which offers more than just a place to live.” The project, at 58 Sylvan Road, Toowong, will comprise 117 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms, starting at $410,000, that will feature open-plan designs and premium fit-outs. The apartments are expected to tap into demand for luxurious and spacious medium-density living in the inner-city.Mr Kuiters said research showed Toowong’s population would continue to grow faster than forecast, driving demand for housing.
“Being a great family home was the big attraction for us, along with the views, the magnificent breezes and the direct water access.”Set mostly on one level, San Remo has a lavish wraparound veranda with iron lace balustrading.There is polished timber flooring, high ceilings, and a marble fireplace. The living room at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum.There are formal living and dining rooms, a family room opening to the front veranda and an open-plan kitchen and meals area flowing out to the rear deck. The modern kitchen has a walk-in pantry and cold room.The master suite takes the entire upper level and includes the main bedroom with walk-through wardrobe leading to an ensuite with bath and shower, a private balcony and a study. The master bedroom.Of the downstairs bedrooms, one has a bay window and access to a smaller room, which could be used as a study or dressing room, while the third bedroom has access to a sunroom.There are two bathrooms in addition to the master ensuite. Bay windows looking out to the bay.Outside, there is an inground swimming pool and landscaped gardens on the flat, fenced block.“Many places in Wynnum and Manly that have access to the water or water views are on steep blocks,” Dr Manning said.“This particular house is mostly all on the main level.”Dr Manning trained under renowned humanitarian and eye surgeon Professor Fred Hollows before obtaining his fellowship in 1980. The late Fred Hollows. Picture: Peter Solness.Dr Manning also was instrumental in setting up Queensland’s first Vitreo-Retinal unit at the Mater Hospital which has restored vision to hundreds of blind patients.He said San Remo had been a great family home and he was only selling due to a change in circumstance.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoHe said he hoped the property passed to another family who appreciated its character.“I hope the new owners enhance the property. Even though it is beautiful as it is, it can be enhanced and updated.” The house at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum.Place Manly principal Marc Sorrentino said the home was one of the bayside’s most iconic properties and had all the requirements to set another record sale price. Marc Sorrentino.“All properties that have set record prices in the area are waterfront homes on bigger than average blocks,” he said.“San Remo is on 1113sq m of waterfront land with a wide frontage and on a quiet part of the esplanade.“It is also a beautiful, lowset character home.”Mr Sorrentino said this property would “absolutely” set another record.“The person who is going to buy it is going to be an opportunity buyer,” he said.“They will be someone who has admired the home for a while and perhaps missed out last time.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES This property at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum is being sold by respected Brisbane eye surgeon Les Manning.AN iconic Wynnum home is back on the market after setting a record price three years ago.The 1890s Queenslander, known as San Remo, sits on a 1113sq m waterfront block with swimming pool. The view across the bay at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum.Owner Les Manning said he fell in love with the property at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum when he first saw it in 2016.“It’s a magnificent residence on the waterfront with direct access to the water and the little beach across the road,” the respected Queensland eye surgeon said. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Original Story Connersville, IN—Union County is now under a Burn Ban. This does include Whitewater Memorial State Park and Quakertown State Recreation Area.At this time, campers are still permitted to build campfires in their designated fire rings. Please be sure that the area surrounding your fire ring is clear of any debris or flammable materials. The fire must be completely contained inside the fire ring. Never leave your fire unattended and be sure that it is completely out before leaving it.Remember what Smokey says, “Only YOU can prevent wildfires.” Keep up to date on possible Burn Bans throughout Indiana by visiting clicking here. Update:Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, and Ohio Counties have now been added to Indiana counties that have issued a burn ban until further notice due to drought conditions in southeastern Indiana.
ANDRE Russell’s anti-doping hearing, looking into the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) claim that the West Indies all-rounder had missed three dope tests in a 12-month period, resulting in a whereabouts-clause violation, has been adjourned to September 28.According to the WADA code, three missed tests amount to a failed dope test and the athlete could face a ban of up to two years. Russell was present at the hearing in Kingston, having skipped the three-T20I series against Pakistan in the UAE, citing “personal reasons”.On September 19, Russell’s lawyer, Patrick Forster, argued in front of the independent anti-doping disciplinary commission that the burden of proof was on JADCO to show Russell was negligent in fulfilling his whereabouts-clause obligations on January 1, July 1 and July 25, 2015, when he was supposed to undergo out-of-competition dope tests.“The thrust of our case is that the doping authority, JADCO, must prove negligence that has to emerge in the context of the evidence as it is given, so that is, essentially, our position.The burden of proof is on JADCO,” Forster told the Jamaica Gleaner. “I don’t want to comment too much on the details of the evidence in the midst of cross-examining the witness, but a good portion of the cross-examination relates to the July to September quarter, where JADCO recorded two filing failures, so in cross-examination, I am just questioning the basis which they arrived at two filing failures for the same quarter.”After preliminary hearings in late July, the independent panel, comprising Hugh Faulkner (chairman), Dr Marjorie Vassell, and former Jamaica cricketer Dixeth Palmer, was supposed to carry out a two-day hearing starting Monday. However, it was curtailed because a second key witness, Carey Brown, the JADCO’s executive director, could not be present as he was recovering from an accident.Monday’s hearing began with JADCO’s legal counsel, attorney Lackston Johnson, explaining to the panel how Russell had failed to respond despite being sent reminders three times.Forster cross-examined the first witness Nadia Vassell, the whereabouts officer and director of technical services at JADCO. According to the Jamaica Observer, Vassell told Forster that a first reminder was sent to Russell through a letter on July 6, 2015. An extension was given to Russell to file his whereabouts by July 13, 2015. On July 20, Vassell sent another email to Russell asking him to file his whereabouts by July 24.According to the Observer the panel was likely to dispose of the case by October 7.(ESPN Cricinfo)
PLANS to stop rain delays at cricket matches by covering pitches with a giant mesh tent are being discussed by the sport’s governing bodies.The Telegraph says an American company has approached the MCC and the English Cricket Board (ECB) with the idea.The transparent mesh could be held up by wires attached to floodlights and a hot-air balloon in the centre.An ECB spokesman told the BBC they were looking into “new technologies” but did not confirm any specific plans.But the new MCC chief executive Guy Lavender says they are in conversation with ECB chief executive Tom Harrison in how they can partner up on the research.Testing is at a very early stage and the technology is believed to be at least two years away from becoming a reality, with issues such as safety in high winds and water run-off to be considered.“There are an enormous number of technical challenges and issues, but that’s not to say we shouldn’t look at it seriously,” Lavender told BBC Sport.“It’s certainly not something that’s going to be viable initially but I think we have a role here at MCC to investigate and look at new technologies.“It’s signalling our intent to think about new innovations and new technologies that can keep the game being played. This is the start of a journey of seeing what’s practical and what’s possible.”(BBC Sport)
Tags: girls soccerMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWest GeneseeWesthill As for Westhill, it broke out against APW by having Sophia Caron and Mia Herrera each score twice, while Ashley Bolesh, Ciarra Rudnick and Hannah Thayer each got one goal and one assist. Gangemi, Olivia Bolesh and Maya Wollen also found the net as Lauren Holstein and Emma Gorman added assists.West Genesee got the most difficult opening assignment possible, meeting Class A powerhouse Jamesville-DeWitt on Aug. 30, and getting on the board – but still falling 5-1 to the Red Rams.Emily Dunning’s goal, assisted by Chrissy Van Allen, kept J-D from a shutout, but otherwise the Rams proved too potent, Tonia Kousmanidis leading the way with two goals as Meg Baker got one goal and one assist.A 2-0 defeat to New Hartford followed last Tuesday night, the game scoreless in regulation until the Spartans’ Erin Rayhill scored midway through the first OT period and Willa Pratt adding a tally in the last minute of the second OT.But WG would prevail 3-0 at Christian Brothers Academy Thursday night, the three Wildcats goals coming from three different players – Dunning, Van Allen and Giovanna Vigliotti. Dunning also had an assist as Caitlin Mills recorded five saves.And all this led to WG making the short trip to Westhill Saturday afternoon. It turned into a thrilling battle, extending into overtime and unresolved as the Wildcats and Warriors played to a 2-2 draw.Sara Petrus and Sam Snyder found the net for WG, and applied constant pressure at other points in the match. It took 19 saves from Bendall to keep Westhill in it as Caron netted one goal and assisted on the other, by Gangemi. Rudnick assisted on Caron’s tally.Not to be forgotten in this local realm, Skaneateles had an impressive season-opening effort of its own at APW last Thursday, the Lakers handling the Rebels 7-1.Tatumn Pas’cal paced Skaneateles with two goals and one assist, with Maeve McNeil also scoring twice. Single goals went to Grace Dower, Graeson Landsberg and Makenzie Miller as Maddy Ramsgard added an assist.Solvay began at the Phoenix Tournament on Labor Day weekend where it lost, 2-1, to Altmar-Parish-Williamstown despite Haley Muehl’s goal, and then had a 3-0 defeat to Phoenix.Extremes were found in two of last Tuesday’s season openers, whether it was Bishop Ludden dropping a 3-2 decision to LaFayette or Jordan-Elbridge overwhelmed in a 17-0 defeat to Cazenovia.Yet on Thursday, when Ludden lost, 5-0, to Pulaski, J-E turned it around to beat Cato-Meridian 7-5 in the first round of the Port Byron/Union Springs Tournament.Avery Bard earned three goals for a hat trick, while Riley Crawford got two goals and one assist. Jazzy Stevenson had one goal and one assist and Haley Phelps contributed a goal.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story By contrast, Westhill lost its opener to defending sectional Class B champion Holland Patent 2-1 on Aug. 31. Stephanie Falcone’s goal, assisted by Erica Gangemi, was negated when Alexis Johnson and Samantha Rachon scored for the Golden Knights. Lauren Bendall finished with nine saves.Both sides had impressive shutouts last Tuesday night, with Marcellus going to Alibrandi Stadium to blank Christian Brothers Academy 3-0 as Westhill handled Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 10-0.In the Mustangs’ case, a first-half goal by Mielnicki, assisted by Mei LaMarre, was all that was needed against CBA, but Macie Szalach converted on a penalty kick in the second half and Sarah Fallon converted, too, augmenting the 10 saves recorded by goalie Ellie Shaw. Big rivalries in area high school girls soccer would command early-season attention, especially Tuesday night’s battle between traditional powers Marcellus and Westhill, the only time they would meet in the regular season.Long before that, Marcellus opened its season Aug. 29 hosting Honeoye Fals-Lima (Section V) and needing overtime to battle to a 2-1 victory over the Cougars.Emma MacLachlan, off a great feed from Lily Locastro, put the Mustangs up 1-0 in the first half. HF-L tied it midway through the second half and it stayed that way until two minutes into the first OT, where Sara Mielnicki got open on a breakaway and calmly put home the goal that proved the game-winner.
It’s the Foxes first league win since New Year’s Eve and it moves them out of the relegation places. Leicester’s caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare says he’s been enjoying being in charge of the team but is distancing himself from talk of him getting the job on a permanent basis.
With this, Afolabi became the sixth beneficiary of the scholarship that is awarded yearly by the management of the Greensprings School.Speaking at the gala night to climax the end of the one-week camp, Executive Director of Greensprings School, Mrs Lai Koiki said essence of the annual is to help the youth developed and bring out the best in them.“The camp another way Greensprings is impacting children from other schools. Our purposes for the camp is to get young people engaged, to develop their football skills further because we realize that the future of football in Nigeria depends on the young children as well as to catch them young. We want to continue the Greensprings’ commitment in helping to mould the character of young Nigerians to become mature and well-rounded adults ready to face the challenges of tomorrow’s ever changing world. Sports generally and football in particular instils in them lessons and skills that are essential in life. It provides opportunity for young impressionable youth to learn values like discipline, team work and help them to concentrate because they need to be focused and be self-confidence,” Koiki said.She added: “All the awardees have always been from public schools. All I want to say is that we are blessed to be a blessing and what we are doing is to ensure that whatever it is that God has entrusted into our hands, we are reaching out to empower other people, to empower families and to develop children for the future. At times when you think that you are doing something for someone else, you are actually doing it for yourself and in reality, it is our future that we are protecting by ensuring that this children are well taken care of”.Dotun Coker, a member of the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), who represented the chairman, Oluseyi Akinwunmi commended the management of Greensprings school for helping the state and country at large.His words: “In the evaluation that we have done, we found out that the impact of what Greensprings have been doing with our trainers and we have seen the coaches returning to their various schools and academies, trained those youth and they have impacted on the skills of the students. We will remain grateful to the management of the school for keeping faith with the camp despite the economic challenges across the country. I hope and believe that these children will become stars like Kanu Nwankwo and Jay Jay Okocha and Greensprings will always be in their mind.”Among the products of the camp who are now member of the National U-13 team are Musa Ali and Elvis Onyese. Over 138 participants drawn from schools across the country took part in the week-long coaching clinic meant for children between ages 5 and 17. The exercise was handled by foreign coaches and instructors from England and the Netherlands with support from their Nigerian counterparts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram For displaying exceptional skills coupled with his off-the-field conduct during the 5th annual Kanu/Greensprings Football Camp, 10 year-old Yusuf Afolabi has been awarded scholarship by the management of Greensprings School in Lagos.This gesture is part of the school’s usual act to reward outstanding participants at the annual football camp.The primary six pupil of the Lagos Island-based Anwarul Islam Primary School emerged the best player in the camp and the scholarship will give me the opportunity to study in one of the best schools in Nigeria as well as hone his skills in football.Afolabi who is a product of the Eko Football initiative, which advocates combining football with education, thrilled the coaches at the camp with his uncanny skills and understanding of the game.