Governor signs reimportation legislation

first_imgGovernor signs reimportation legislationGovernor Jim Douglas has signed a drug reimportation bill that will allow a small number of Vermonters access to pharmaceuticals from Canada and other nations, and urged the Legislature to move on to more pressing issues.The governor said that even those who campaigned heavily on the issue of drug reimportation, and who claimed that it would be a significant step toward lower drug prices and affordable health care, now concede that this bill will help only a handful of Vermonters.The governor added that the Legislature must take action to save Medicaid and pass health insurance reforms that make progress toward our goal of universal coverage this year.Douglas continues to insist that the Congress take action to increase competition among manufacturers, speed the approval of lower cost generic drugs, preserve the ability of states to pool drug purchases, and protect state pharmaceutical programs impacted by the Medicare law.last_img read more

Olympic Champ Ma Long showed door at ITTF Men’s World Cup

first_imgChengdu: Table tennis “Grand Slam” winner Ma Long was shut out of the final battle for the ITTF men’s World Cup title after losing 4-2 to Japanese teenager Harimoto Tomokazu here on Sunday morning.The second seed, current Olympic and world champion, was beaten in all of the first three sets by the 16-year-old Japanese-born Chinese, managed to pull back two sets in a row, but failed to hold on to the end, losing 11-6, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 4-11, 11-5, reports Xinhua news agency.Ma, who had been absent from competition due to a knee injury before the world No. 4 played two doubles matches in the Team World Cup in Tokyo earlier this month, admitted that he’s not fully recovered yet.His opponent Harimoto, the former world junior champion who made his name to the top-class world stage at just 13 three years ago, said he’d never expected a halfway lead as much as 3-0 to the three-time Cup titleholder. “Ma is much stronger than I am as a player,” said Harimoto, whose parents are both Sichuan natives where the 2019 World Cup is held. “I think I just played more firmly than my opponent, which helped me to win the game.”With the victory, Harimoto set up a final showdown later on Sunday evening with world No. 1 Fan Zhendong after the latter eased past Lin Yun-Ju of Taiwan in four straight sets. IANSAlso Read: Former Olympic Champion Li Xue Rui Bids Adieu from Int’l BadmintonAlso Watch: ‘Polarization in society over CAB getting prominent day by day’: Satra Mukti Sangram Samitteelast_img read more

The best Tennis Player in the World Novak Dokovic visited Pyramids in Visoko

first_imgThe best tennis player in the world, Novak Đoković, arrived in Sarajevo on Monday, and accompanied by the founder of the “Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” Foundation, Semir Osmaganić, he visited the pyramids in Visoko. As confirmed to Fena news agency from the Foundation, Djokovic’s arrival was prepared for two months and he so far visited the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, the Foundation Museum and the prehistoric underground tunnels of Ravna. Djokovic is an extremely spiritual man who is interested in energy and spirituality, which is why he decided to visit the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids, and it is planned that he will stay in BiH until Wednesday, accompanied by his parents.“Bosnian valley of pyramids is the largest world complex of pyramidal structures and an archaeological phenomenon that should be researched intensely.”This was one of the conclusions from international scientific conference in which 55 leading experts from 13 countries of the world participated. Today, this research is the largest global archaeological project that attracts dozens of thousands of tourists to Visoko every year.In addition to the Bosnian Pyramid of Sun and a complex of tunnels under the valley of pyramids whose electromagnetic, ultrasound and ionized energies have healing features, the Archaeological and Tourist Park Ravne 2 was opened in this are recently. This park covers around 40.000 square meters and offers a whole series of new contents to the visitors.“Archaeological and Tourist Park Ravne 2 is something new in Europe. This unique park is a combination of archaeological, tourist, recreational and energetic contents. We turned neglected wetlands into a beautiful natural ambience. There are yoga platforms, areas for meditation and relaxation. People feel comfortable here. When you arrange an area that has been neglected for 100 years, the soil starts breathing again and paying you back multiply. It is an area where soul gets to rest,” said Semir Osmanagić.When entering the complex of tunnels, visitors notice that the temperature is significantly lower than on the outside. Another interesting fact is that temperature in the tunnel is always the same – twelve degrees. It is scientifically proven that concentration of negative ions, which clear the atmosphere from bacteria and viruses, is significantly higher in the tunnel than usual, which explains the beneficial effect of the tunnel on human body.“A healing chamber is located 220 meters from the entrance to the underground tunnel labyrinth Ravne. People who have problems such as asthma, high blood pressure, elevated sugar and similar issues can solve them precisely by staying in this healing chamber. When we enter the tunnel, our body has no enemies, and our cells can work in peace and renew our body without disturbances,” Osmanagić said.After eleven years, this project became the most active archaeological locations in the world. Every year, hundreds of volunteers from all around the world come to Visoko, together with dozens of experts. In the past seven years, 2.350 volunteers from 62 countries from six continents actively worked in this area.Tunnels Ravne are located only several kilometers from the entrance to Visoko and the entire complex is open for public 365 days a year.last_img read more

Ghana looks to convert grassroots rugby into global success

first_imgAccra, Ghana | AFP | Some of the girls wear hijabs, others are barefoot and the sandy pitch is marked out in charcoal. But the 14 players could be Ghana’s rugby stars of the future.One of them, Maimuna Dawda, used to watch matches on television before she got the chance to hold the oval ball for herself in 2016.Now, the 14-year-old plays three games of short-format seven-a-side every week at the Kanda Cluster of Schools that she attends in the capital, Accra.In places like Ghana, where society is still overwhelmingly male-dominated and gender roles remain traditionally assigned, rugby — where it’s played — is seen as a man’s game.But Dawda wants to prove otherwise and represent her country at the highest level.“I want to play in a national team and be the best rugby player for Ghana,” she told AFP on the sidelines of a schools sevens tournament.– Increasing participation –Watching the students from the touchline is Rafatu Inusah, who has been playing rugby since 2009 and was one of the first women in Ghana to do so.She now works for the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) as a development officer, helping to implement global governing body World Rugby’s “Get Into Rugby” programme.The scheme is designed to increase the number of players, coaches and referees across the world and is helping the sport to reach more countries than ever before. Like some of the girls she trains, Inusah, 28, also wears a hijab when she plays and laughs at the idea that Muslim women can’t play the sport.In fact, she said she specifically targets Muslim girls.“I decided to go into the Islamic school in order to change that perception they have when you are playing rugby (that) ‘rugby is not for ladies or girls to play’,” she said.“It’s for everybody.”– Gutter to gutter –Ghana is a member of Rugby Africa, one of the six regional associations of World Rugby, which organises games the length and breadth of the continent.In 2016, nearly 400,000 African boys and girls took part in development programmes while just over 770,000 men, women and children played the sport.At the last Olympics in 2016, established rugby giants South Africa and relative newcomers Kenya represented the continent at sevens, which was included at the Games for the first time.The Springboks won bronze behind Great Britain who were beaten in the final by Fiji. Kenya — Africa Cup Sevens champions in 2013 and 2015 — placed 11th out of 12.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

When the Indian physio tended to Bangladesh’s Nayeem Hasan after he was hit in…

first_imgAdvertisement g51xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8ikmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8qy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xweWould you ever consider trying this?😱nvnCan your students do this? 🌚9n5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian skipper Virat Kohli asked the physio of Indian Cricket Team, Nitin Patel to come inside the field to take care of Nayeem Hasan who was hit in the head by a bouncer of Mohammed Shani on the first day of the pink ball test between India and Bangladesh.Advertisement Few minutes back, Bangladesh’s wicket keeper Liton Das faced a concussion injury and the physio of Bangladesh was busy attending him. So, Virat Kohli called Nitin Patel to attend Nayeem Hasan in the field. However, Nayeem Hasan continued to play after the injury. It was a class act by the Indian skipper to call the physio of the team in the field.Advertisement Liton Das could not continue his innings and he was taken to Woodland Hospital. The recent reports are suggesting that Liton Das’ physical condition is all fine now. Mehidy Hasan came as the concussion substitute for Liton Das in this match. Bangladesh were bowled out within 106 runs in the first innings. In the reply India posted a total of 174 runs in the board with losing three important wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Cheteswar Pujara and Rohit Sharma at the end of the first day at Eden Gardens on Friday.The Man With A Golden Arm: Jaddu best Indian fielder of the decade – fielding coachAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more