Gov. Wolf: We Must Protect the ACA and Access to Health Care for Women Amid COVID-19 and Supreme Court Vacancy

first_img Healthcare,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Kristine Howard and Senator Tim Kearney to discuss the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to protect women’s health care, now more than ever amid COVID-19 and the Supreme Court vacancy.Under the ACA, a wide variety of preventive care is available to women free of charge, including annual mammograms and well-woman visits, birth control and breastfeeding support. Additionally, women are protected from being charged more simply for being women, or for becoming pregnant.“My administration has consistently pushed for improvements in women’s health care,” Gov. Wolf said. “Those improvements support the gains in free preventive care and the protections for pre-existing conditions that the ACA provides. That gives women needed control over their own health, but that control – and access to affordable coverage for many Pennsylvanians – is in jeopardy right now.”Also, amid COVID, health care inequities have been magnified and women of color, who have felt those inequities long before the pandemic, have much to lose if the ACA is dismantled or repealed. Health outcomes for women of color are worse than those for white women. They are more likely to be hospitalized due to asthma, diabetes, and COPD compared to white women, and more likely to give birth to a stillborn baby than white women. In 2018, black women were five times more likely to be living with chronic Hepatitis B compared to white women.The Wolf Administration has steadfastly worked to improve access to quality health care and health care coverage for all women, despite efforts by the federal government to undermine women’s rights to health care.When a group of Republican Attorneys General brought a suit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA, President Trump made the highly unusual decision to have the Department of Justice fight to invalidate a federal law. To have the federal government seek to deprive Americans of health care coverage is deeply concerning at any time, but especially in the midst of a pandemic.“A radical change to the United States Supreme Court could lead to the end of the Affordable Care Act and the legal precedent of Roe v. Wade,” said Rep. Howard. “We have a responsibility to protect the thousands of Pennsylvanians who would lose their health care and the women who would lose their right to make their own choices in matters of reproductive health.”“The Trump Administration is in federal court trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act and rip away health coverage from millions of people,” Sen. Kearney said. “More than 5 million people in Pennsylvania who have pre-existing conditions will see their premiums increase dramatically or lose their coverage altogether. Especially during a global pandemic, we should be strengthening the ACA to reduce costs and expand coverage. We need to fight back because lives hang in the balance.”The governor was also joined by Kathryn Kolbert, a reproductive rights attorney who argued Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 Supreme Court case widely credited with saving Roe v. Wade.“The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court will place in jeopardy both the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade, denying millions of American women access to safe and affordable health care,” said Kolbert. “Senator Toomey, the women of Pennsylvania will remember if you forsake women’s health in this political power grab. Let the voters decide whether President Trump or President Biden will select the next Supreme Court Justice.”“All women deserve more access to better health care, not more problems created by politicians,” said Gov. Wolf. “There is no role for government to step between a woman and her doctor for any health care decision. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that Pennsylvania women retain access to affordable, quality health care.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf: We Must Protect the ACA and Access to Health Care for Women Amid COVID-19 and Supreme Court Vacancycenter_img October 01, 2020last_img read more

Gold Coast development adopts a resort-style mantra

first_imgIt’s a walk in the park at Robina Group’s Vue Terrace Homes community.Robina Group sales manager Azura Griffen said the community, which is on East Lane and bordered by the 17ha Robina City Parklands, was attracting lots of buyers from Sydney and Melbourne. >>FOLLOW COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK<< “We are seeing an increasing number of buyers from the southern capitals purchasing at Vue Terrace Homes — contributing to the total $83 million in sales at the project to date,” Ms Griffen said.Hutchinson Builders started construction on stage one in May with residents expected to move in early next year. Mr Terry and his partner are among the latest buyers in Robina Group’s $170 million Vue Terrace Homes development, which is across the road from a 2300sq m site earmarked for his new Anytime Fitness gym. RESORT LIFE: An artist’s impression of the Vue Terrace Homes’ pool area. The open plan design incorporates kitchen, dining and living opening on to an outdoor zone.“We are going to be working hard so we wanted a place that we could come back to and really relax, so Vue’s beautiful pool and barbecue area and its direct access into Robina City Parklands was a huge drawcard.” Sydneysider Angus Terry has bought a property in Robina Group’s Vue Terrace Homes community.The commute to work will literally be a walk in the park for Angus Terry when he makes the move from Sydney to the Gold Coast. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoCome home to Robina Group’s Vue Terrace Homes community.He said they were eagerly seeking a change from their current bustling Sydney lifestyle and settled on Robina not only to be close to work but because of the community’s features and facilities. “We were instantly sold on the clean, contemporary design, quality fittings and layout of the homes and could see ourselves really enjoying the resort-style facilities,” Mr Terry said.last_img read more

InselAir launches service from Curacao to Caracas

first_img Share LifestyleTravel InselAir launches service from Curacao to Caracas by: – July 20, 2011 Share 32 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Photo credit: airplane-pictures.netWILLEMSTAD, Curacao – On Monday, Curacao-based airline, InselAir, operated a successful inaugural flight to Caracas, Venezuela. In Caracas, InselAir was welcomed by Venezuelan Minister of Tourism A. Fleming.The inaugural flight started with a small celebration and toast at Hato International Airport in Curacao.Chairman of the InselAir supervisory board H. van der Kwast, opened the evening focusing on the growth InselAir has gone through in the last five years.“InselAir is growing fast, with the start up of the route to Medellin, the route to Charlotte and now the new route to Caracas, in the last 4 months,” he said.He also congratulated the InselAir board, management and all employees of the fast-growing airline.“InselAir is focusing on the training of new employees that will be added to the more than 300 employees, which helped grow InselAir to what it is today,” he said.Van der Kwast also stated that from 2012 InselAir will surpass the milestone of transporting 1 million passengers a year.In Caracas, together with InselAir representatives, the new route was also celebrated in the presence of Venezuelan Minister of Tourism A. Fleming and Venezuelan Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Latin America and the Caribbean M. Mendoza.In his speech, InselAir Chief International and General Affairs, E. Heerenveen focused on the importance of the historic relationship between Venezuela and Curacao.The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism gave his full support for the InselAir flights between Caracas and Curacao.The inaugural flight arrived back in Curacao at 1.20 am on Tuesday.The inaugural flight was the first flight in the new schedule InselAir operates between Curacao and Caracas each workday. Flights are on sale for a special introductory price of $150 until August 1.Together with promoting this new route, InselAir is cooperating with Curacao Tourism Board in an upcoming press trip, bringing press from InselAir destinations Medellin, Valencia and Caracas, to experience InselAir and Curacao.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Authorities seek information in beating death of Fort Lauderdale man

first_imgThe Fort Lauderdale police department is currently searching for information in regards to the fatal beating of a 47-year-old local man.According to the report, authorities say Paulesky Mauney was dropped off at the Broward Health Medical Center on October 20th after being severely beaten.Mauney remained in the hospital for 10 days before he passed away as a result of his injuries.Investigators are asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 954-493-TIPS.last_img read more

Victoria claim third straight Sheffield Shield title

first_imgBy `Brydon CoverdaleVICTORIA have completed a hat-trick of Sheffield Shield titles for the first time in the state’s history, wrapping up a third consecutive triumph by playing out a draw with South Australia in Alice Springs.The Bushrangers were in control for virtually the whole match and on the final day set the Redbacks an unrealistic 524 for victory. Play was called off late in the afternoon with South Australia on 6 for 236.It was the second straight year that South Australia had reached the final and hoped to break a two-decade Sheffield Shield drought, only to be thwarted by Victoria in the decider both times.Last year, South Australia had enjoyed the significant advantage of hosting and thus required only a draw to secure the title, but Victoria had managed to pull off a victory in the final at Glenelg.Victoria’s three-peat was all the more remarkable for having come under three different coaches: Greg Shipperd steered them to the 2014-15 title, David Saker had the reins in 2015-16, and Andrew McDonald was in charge this year. They also had to overcome the challenge of playing all three finals outside the state – in 2014-15 they had “hosted” Western Australia in the final at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.It was just the third time in the past fifty years that a state had won a hat-trick of Shield titles: Queensland did so from 2000 to 2002 and Western Australia from 1987 to 1989. Prior to that, only New South Wales had ever managed as many as three consecutive titles: they had claimed a remarkable nine straight Shield titles from 1954 to 1962 and had also achieved six in succession from 1902 to 1907.The fifth and final day began with Victoria on 6 for 254, already with a more than sufficient lead of 454. But needing only to draw to win the title the Bushrangers batted on until they were dismissed for 323. That meant a fanciful target of 524 for the Redbacks, who clearly could not win. But a Victorian victory seemed possible when James Pattinson struck twice in the first three overs.However, South Australia captain Travis Head scored a defiant century to hold off the victory push, finishing unbeaten on 137 when he and Victoria’s stand-in leader, Cameron White, agreed to call off play. Fawad Ahmed – one of only three men to play in all three of Victoria’s hat-trick of final triumphs along with Rob Quiney and Daniel Christian – finished with 3 for 81.Victoria spinner Jon Holland was named player-of-the-match for his first-innings demolition of the Redbacks, in which he claimed 7 for 82. Holland also picked up one wicket in the second innings, which meant he joined Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, Stuart MacGill, Bill O’Reilly and Tony Lock as the only spinners to claim 50 wickets in a Shield season (not counting Colin Miller, who combined spin and pace). (ESPN Cricinfo)Most consecutive Shield titles9 – NSW (1954-1962)6 – NSW (1902-1907)3 – WA (1987-1989)3 – Qld (2000-2002)3 – Vic (2015-2017)last_img

Tyler Lydon can be Syracuse’s best player even when he doesn’t score

first_img Published on January 30, 2017 at 11:20 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ In back-to-back blowout losses to North Carolina and Notre Dame, Tyler Lydon was a rare bright spot and undoubtedly Syracuse’s best player.The sophomore scored a combined 50 points in those two games, shot 67 percent from the floor and hit 56 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. Despite the Orange’s downfalls against both ranked opponents, Lydon stood out because of his numbers in the scoring column.Saturday’s 82-72 win against then-No. 6 Florida State told a different tale. Lydon finished third on the team in scoring with 14 points behind Andrew White’s 24 and John Gillon’s 21. Yet the sophomore still might’ve been SU’s best player. He doesn’t always need explosive scoring nights to do that, possessing a knack to make a sizable dent on the game in other facets over the course of a full 40 minutes.“I’m looking at what really is important and he was just good on defense, he blocked shots,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s one of the best defensive players we’ve ever had in the middle, anybody. He’s really probably better than some of the great centers we’ve had because he covers more people, more ground and can still block shots.”What Boeheim referred to was Lydon’s six blocks, which tied a career-high (all six came in the first 13:13 of the game). He also grabbed 11 rebounds, which were the second most he’s tallied in a single game this season. Add on 14 points on another efficient outing from the field — 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from deep and 100 percent from the line — and Lydon was Syracuse’s most balanced player on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGranted, the most obvious contender would be White. His 24 points led Syracuse, and he also chipped in nine rebounds and four steals. But take a closer look and Lydon secured three more offensive rebounds than White for an SU team that doesn’t exactly excel in that area, committed two fewer turnovers and disrupted the Seminoles with his bevvy of blocks more than White did.Then there’s Gillon, but 13 of his 21 points came within the final three minutes, 11 of which came from the foul line.“Everybody was concerned about him playing center when he came here, but he’s really one of the best we’ve had in there,” Boeheim said. “He’s been phenomenal, and nobody’s going to give him any shots.”Lydon’s best play of the game and arguably the flashiest of his brief Syracuse career happened when he flushed home with one hand a Tyus Battle missed 3-pointer. At the time, SU only led by two with just over eight minutes left. It was the first time Florida State had cut Syracuse’s lead to two after the Orange led by 18 at half, but Lydon delivered, as Syracuse has grown accustomed to.“It was nothing because that’s what he does,” White said. “All day, every day … I was just like, ‘There he goes. Tyler Lydon.’ That’s what I knew he could do. That was a huge, huge play, just Tyler being Tyler.”“Tyler being Tyler” stretches beyond making highlight-reel plays and canning jumpers from anywhere on the court. It extends to the intangibles — the plays Syracuse has been missing but the ones it found in its biggest win of the season.“I think it really came down to our guard play. John, he was really composed down the stretch which helped out a lot,” Lydon said, “and across the board I think guys just kept their heads and played tough.”Lydon won’t pinpoint himself, especially when White is hitting from everywhere and Gillon closes out a game like he did. But the truth is, with his ability to affect the game in a myriad of ways when it matters most, Lydon can be Syracuse’s best player even when it doesn’t seem like it. Commentslast_img read more

Kenny happy with his charges after Europa League defeat

first_imgStephen Kenny says he could not have asked for more from his Dundalk players. The Lilywhites’ Europa League adventure came to an end with a 2-1 defeat away to Maccabi Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, Manchester United are in Monday’s draw for the last-32.  Jose Mourinho’s side sealed second place in Group A with a 2-nil win away to Zorya.last_img

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson pleads guilty to sex charge

first_imgSunderland winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming, as his case got underway in court on Wednesday.The 28-year-old arrived at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday morning to face four charges – three counts of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16, and one charge of grooming.In court the England international pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity and the charge of grooming. He denies the other two charges.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Brazilian Mailson the new Player of Željezničar

first_imgThe Brazilian player Mailson dos Santos Oliveira yesterday signed a two-year contract with Željezničar in the blue salon of the Stadium Grbavica. Mailson was born on July 13, 1989 in Salvador, Brazil. He started his career in the club Dom Pedro, then performed for Quixiada, Vitoria da Conquista, Juazeiro, Jacuipense, Operario, and the last club he played for was Colo Colo which competes in the fourth rang of Brazil, the FC Željezničar stated. (Source:

Tuka qualified for Semifinal Race in the 800 Meters! (Video)

first_imgThe best BH athlete, Amel Tuka, qualified for semifinal race in the 800 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Opponents of Amel Tuka in the first qualifying group were Boris Berian (USA), Zan Rudolf (Slovenia), Kleberson Davide (Brazil), Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti), Antoine Cakeme (Burundi), Musa Hajdari (Kosovo) and Kipchichir Abraham Rotich (Bahrain).Tuka won the second place behind Ayanleh Souleiman, with the time 1:45:72, while Souleiman passed with time 1:45:48.The third place went to Boris Berian with time 1:45:87 and he also qualified in the semifinals.Ranking of the first qualifying group of the race on the 800 meters:There are a total of seven qualifying groups and the best three participants from each group and three additional athletes with the best time will qualify for the semifinals.Semi-final race will be held in the night from Saturday to Sunday from 3:08 am to 3:30 am.Take a look at the race!(Source: read more