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.
By Dialogo May 10, 2011 A coordinated effort among countries was needed relative to illegal traffic, since this makes control easier. With the intensity that this activity acquires, it is difficult for countries to have any sucess working in isolation. I hope that other countries join this great endeavor. Between April 25th and 29th, military personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) conducted the URUBRA I exercise. This was the first time that Uruguay took part in the exercise, which has been conducted annually with the Air Forces of Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela, countries with which Brazil shares extensive borders, where illegal traffic by small aircraft, commonly linked to international drug trafficking, is constantly being identified. For URUBRA I, the Brazilian Air Force used A-29 Super Toucan planes from the 3rd Squadron of the 3rd Aviation Group (Arrow Squadron) as the aircraft responsible for intercepting simulated traffic entering Brazilian territory from Uruguay. As target aircraft, the FAB used C-98 Grand Caravans, one of the aircraft belonging to the 5th Air Transport Squadron. The Brazilian air operations were headquartered at Santa Maria Air Base. The Uruguayan Air Force used A-37 Dragonfly, PC-7 Pilatus, and IA-58 Pucará aircraft belonging to the squadrons of the 2nd Air Brigade, headquartered at Durazno Air Base, as interceptor fighters and Cessna 206s from the Liaison Squadron as target planes. The purpose of the exercise was to practice procedures enabling greater effectiveness in combating transnational illicit traffic, by means of operational coordination between the Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command and the Uruguayan Air Operations Command, involving means of command, control, and communications from both countries and the establishment of a common operational doctrine for the tasks of surveillance and control of the binational airspace, as well as practice in executing airspace policing measures. read more
Forgot Password ? Indonesia pertamina fuel-price crude-oil-price global-market drop Arab-Saudi Russia chatib-basri LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Topics : Facebook Google Log in with your social account Indonesia’s top fuel distributor, Pertamina, is waiting for a government directive to determine whether to cut fuel prices as a response to a downward trend in global crude oil prices.Pertamina spokeswoman Fajriyah Usman said the company’s stance was to monitor developments because the decision to lower retail prices of fuel was contingent on the outcome of changing government regulations.“If the regulations or policies change, Pertamina will adjust accordingly,” she told reporters in Jakarta on Monday. She noted that the state-owned company already lowered fuel prices earlier this year as an adjustment to the new price ceiling for gasoline and diesel.The ceiling, implemented through Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Decree No. 187/2019, compelled Pertamina to lower prices by up to 12.1 percent in Jakarta. Rival distributors Shell and Total redu… read more