Governor Wolf Praises Passage of Bipartisan House Bill to Assist New Moms

first_img June 13, 2018 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for passing House Bill 200, sponsored by Reps. Tarah Toohil and Mike Schlossberg, that would help new moms struggling with postpartum depression (PPD). Governor Wolf urged the Senate to quickly pass it.“Supporting new moms is critically important to protect the health and well-being of Pennsylvania families,” Governor Wolf said. “This bill is a smart step toward supporting moms after they give birth. Many women struggle with postpartum depression, which can impact their children and entire family.“We must continue to work together to expand health care access in the Commonwealth, and it is my hope that this commonsense legislation gets to my desk as soon as possible.”According to the sponsors, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that postpartum depression (PPD) can lead to increased costs of medical care, child abuse and neglect, and can adversely affect a child’s early brain development. The Academy recommends pediatricians refer the mother and her infant to community services that serve them together. Because of the costs of postpartum depression and risks to infants, this legislation would include postpartum depression as an At Risk Category for Early Intervention Tracking under Pennsylvania Law (Act 212).House Bill 200 would help to ensure that infants and their mothers affected by postpartum depression have access to services that are currently in place in their community that provide support and referrals necessary for the healthy development of infants. Mothers at high risk for postpartum depression and their infant who are referred by a physician, healthcare provider, or parent would be automatically eligible for assessment and tracking by Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention programs. These programs exist in every county. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Praises Passage of Bipartisan House Bill to Assist New Momslast_img read more

Cricket News Alastair Cook brushes aside potential Ashes 2019 return, says ‘played last game for England’

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Alastair Cook played in his first competitive cricket game ever since he retired from international cricket during the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval. In a pre-County clash for Essex against Cambridge Marylebone Cricket Club University in Cambridge, Cook slammed 150 and Essex registered a 286-run victory. His 150* prompted speculations that Cook might be in the fray for the upcoming five-match Ashes series against Australia that will be played after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and will be the first series in the new Test championship cycle. Ryan ten Doeschate, who is the captain of Essex, added to the speculation that Cook could be back in England colours for the Ashes, pointing out his love for the game. “Just speaking to him and gauging where he’s at, I would say it’s unlikely, but I know how much he does love England cricket and how much work he’s put in there so no, I wouldn’t rule it out in times of desperation and if he was playing really well and he felt the desire was there, I guess there’s no reason why he couldn’t make a comeback,” ten Doeschate told a talk show. However, in a report in The Guardian, Cook has brushed aside speculations that he was considering a comeback in the England team. “I’ve played my last game for England. I’ve had 12 amazing years. It’s time for the next generation of top-order players to try to make their mark. Of course there’s always that one thing – an absolute emergency – but I’m nowhere near that mindset,” Cook stated.  Alastair Cook slammed 150 in the pre-County game against Cambridge.Cook retired from international cricket in The Oval Test against India.Cook was awarded the knighthood for his services to the game of cricket. Ever since the departure of Cook, England have struggled to find a consistent opening pair. Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns have not been upto the mark. Cook was the one stable factor in the opening side but he struggled to find a reliable partner after Andrew Strauss retired from international cricket following the series against South Africa in 2012. Cook, who is England’s leading run-getter in Tests with 12,472 runs in 161 Tests at an average of 45 bowed out of international cricket in grand style by hammering 71 and 147 in his final Test against India. He ended just like he had started, with a fifty and century during his debut Test in Nagpur in 2006 against the same opponents. In the Ashes, Cook has been part of four Ashes campaign triumphs, including one in Australia in 2010/11. In that series, Cook aggregated a staggering 766 runs at an average of over 100 as England won a series Down Under for the first time in 24 years. Recently, at the start of 2019, Cook was knighted for his services to cricket and thus he was rechristened as Sir Alastair Cook. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_imgMagh Ene College from Bundoran got the better of Deele College todayMagh Ene College Bundoran travelled to Raphoe earlier today (FRI) to play the Deele College.On a cold morning with a strong cross field wind with the ball thrown in, Raphoe immediately went on the attack and with just two minutes played scored their first goal. This was soon followed up with a second, a third and on ten minutes, Raphoe had a fourth goal.Bundoran were playing poorly at this stage but had a few attacks of their own but thanks to Raphoe’s goalkeepers excellent goal keeping and also the excellent attacking efforts by their midfielder Zoe McGlynn, Bundoran just couldn’t seem to get a score on the board. It was not until the 15min when Bundoran’s midfielder Megan McGee had a strong run from midfield that opened up the Raphoe’s defence and scored Magh Ene’s first point. This was the start of Bundoran’s comeback. Soon after McGee’s point, Cliffoney’s Eimer Colrevy scored Magh ene’s first goal.Bundoran now were camped in Raphoe’s half of the field and bombarding their defence. Five minutes from half time and with all the pressure paying off Cliffoney’s Laura Oates refused to allow the Raphoe goalkeeper kick a ball out and caused the keeper to drop the ball. Laura kicked the loose ball into the top right hand corner of the net. Then on the brink of half time Oates got a another goal and with Kerri McGloin scoring from a free kick, this left Raphoe’s lead reduced to a single point.The second half was a complete reversal from the first half. Bundoran now took control and never looked like they were not going to win this game.The halftime talk seemed to have fixed all the short comings that were evident in the first half. The ball rarely was seen in the Raphoe forward line with Bundoran backs pushing up supporting their forwards. The Raphoe kickouts continually ended up in the hands of the Bundoran midfield or forwards. Toni Anne McGowan and Aisling McSharry scored two more goals and four more points from other players now left Bundoran ahead. Raphoe did get a late goal but never looked like having a rival.“Woman of the game” went to Lisa McLaughlin Drumcliff who marshalled the half back line and contributed to the build up of many of the Bundoran scores.The final score was 5-00 to 5-07 in Bundoran‘s favour. This was Bundoran’s first outing this year and they now look forward to playing Moville and Buncrana schools over the next two weeks. MAGH ENE, BUNDORAN UNDER 14s LEAVE DEELE SHELL-SHOCKED was last modified: March 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundorandeele collegeMagh Ene CollegeRaphoelast_img read more