Vermont Governor Jim Douglas today announced the creation of a Health Care Cabinet, to help coordinate Vermont’s nationally recognized health reform initiatives across several agencies and departments and to help implement any health reforms that may be enacted at the federal level in the near future. The Cabinet will be comprised of representatives from agencies and departments with jurisdiction over health care services, policy, regulation and implementation, among other responsibilities.“The Health Care Cabinet provides an excellent opportunity to continue to build on Vermont’s successes in the health care arena – to identify efficiencies and new, creative ideas to help Vermont residents. Collaboration across state government will be especially critical as we work to analyze the impact of and plan for the implementation of any national health care reforms. I’m pleased to have such a great team of people working together on this important issue,” said Governor Douglas.Governor Douglas has appointed as co-chairs of the Cabinet Dr. Susan Besio, Director of Health Care Reform and Director of the Office of Vermont Health Access, and Heidi Tringe, Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs. “I want to thank Susan and Heidi for taking on this important task.” Douglas continued. “This is an efficient way for us to ensure that we are communicating regularly as federal reforms move through Washington.” Meetings will be held monthly beginning in November. Topics of discussion will include an analysis of federal health reform proposals and the impact of the economic downturn on health care. The Governor signed an Executive Order (EO) last week creating the cabinet, and the text of the EO is copied below.Source: Governor’s office. 10.20.2009.
Oil production in Norway dipped below expected during July 2018 due to technical problems on some fields, according to a report on Thursday by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).For illustration purposes: Gina Krog; Image by: Øyvind Torjusen; Source: EquinorPreliminary production figures for July 2018 show an average daily production of 1,911,000 barrels of oil, NGL, and condensate, which is an increase of 64,000 barrels per day compared to June.Total gas sales were 10.8 billion Sm3 (GSm3), which is an increase of 1.5 GSM3 from the previous month.Average daily liquids production in July was: 1,525,000 barrels of oil, 357,000 barrels of NGL, and 29,000 barrels of condensate.Oil production is approximately 2.5 percent lower than the NPD’s forecast for July, and about four percent below the forecast this year.The NPD said that the main reasons that production in July was below forecast were technical problems on some fields.The total petroleum production for the first seven months in 2018 is about 135.3 million Sm3 oil equivalents (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 50.8 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 12.5 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate, and about 71.9 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale.The total volume is 4.5 MSm3 o.e. lower than in 2017. read more
35 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Share NewsSports Windies heading out of World Cup after shocking collapse by: – March 23, 2011 Sharing is caring! DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 23, CMC – West Indies were on the brink of an embarrassing World Cup exit after they were shockingly bowled out for 112 in their World Cup quarter-final match against Pakistan at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Wednesday.Winning the toss and batting, the Windies crashed to 16 for three in the sixth over and never really recovered, eventually dismissed off 43.3 overs.Only veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, with an unbeaten 44 from 106 balls, offered any resistance as the Pakistani spinners ripped through the Caribbean side’s batting.Leg-spinner and captain Shahid Afridi was the most virulent with four for 30 while off-spinners Mohammad Hafeez (2-16) and Saeed Ajmal (2-18) snapped up two wickets apiece.The carnage started when aggressive opener Chris Gayle chanced his arm against seamer Umar Gul and was caught at extra cover by Afridi for eight in the third over of the day with the score on 14.His opening partner Devon Smith (7) and Darren Bravo (0) were both trapped lbw in the space of four balls to identical deliveries from Hafeez in the sixth over, as the innings spiralled into turmoil.Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan (24) added 42 for the fourth wicket but when Sarwan slashed an innocuous delivery from Afridi to Umar Akmal at point in the 25th over, West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 54 runs to be all out.The carnage could have been worse at 71 for eight but Kemar Roach (16) partnered Chanderpaul in a 40-run ninth wicket stand to get West Indies past the 100-run mark.Source: Cana News read more
Of the four teams put together at Bradenton, Savacool was assigned to Team Jeter, named for Yankees legend Derek Jeter, and got to pitch three times as Team Jeter had eight games over a span of two weeks.In his first appearance on June 21 against Team Jones, Savacool pitched three shutout innings, only allowing one hit and one walk while striking out five, all of which helped Team Jeter prevail 7-5.A week later, on June 28, Savacool was credited with the win as Team Jeter topped Team Howard 10-2. This time, Savacool’s stint was two innings, where he was a bit wild, allowing three walks, but struck out four, limiting Team Howard to one hit and one run. Tags: BaldwinsvilleBaseballjason savacool One more stint followed in last Wednesday’s game against Team Larkin. Savacool only threw one scoreless inning, with two strikeouts and a walk, part of yet another Team Jeter victory, this one by an 8-3 margin.Having helped Team Jeter to three wins in his three outings, Savacool was chosen by MLB and USA Baseball as one of the 40 players to go to Cleveland’s Progressive Field for Saturday’s High School All-Star Game, named to the National League side in a random draw.Just one other player from New York State was chosen – Alex Santos, from the Bronx and Mount St. Michael Academy. Ironically, Santos is committed to attend the University of Maryland, just like Savacool is in the fall of 2020.In his appearance in Cleveland, Savacool tossed a scoreless sixth inning for the National League team, overcoming a walk with a flyout and starting a 1-6-3 double play.Though the American League team won 4-2, Savacool had made his impression, and will continue to work this summer in numerous prospect camps that include, from Aug. 13-17, the USA Baseball 18-Under National Team tryouts in Los Angeles, with a chance to compete in early September in the World Baseball-Softball Confederation World Cup in South Korea.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Jason Savacool got his ultimate wish of competing this weekend on the same field as the Major League Baseball All-Stars in Cleveland, in no small part due to the work he did against many of the country’s top diamond prospects in the last couple of weeks.After his junior season for B’ville’s baseball team, Savacool was one of 80 high school standouts invited to participate in the Prospect Development Pipeline League at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.Co-run by MLB and USA Baseball, the PDPL was a showcase top high school baseball players across the country, with everything from games to clinics conducted by a host of former Major League greats. read more