Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

first_img December 06, 2017 Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health  Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.“Pennsylvania now has four grower/processors that are fully operational, bringing us one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients,” Governor Wolf said. “More than 8,000 patients have registered to participate in the program, with 435 who have visited an approved practitioner and received their certification.  We are working to make sure those patients have access to medical marijuana when the first dispensaries open sometime next year.”In order to become operational, Ilera Healthcare underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. The facilities also are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. The grower/processors will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“Patients, caregivers and physicians are actively getting ready to participate in the program,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “More than 150 physicians have been approved as practitioners, with nearly 350 more going through the process.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved four training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched the Patient and Caregiver Registry; andContinue to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Jamaica Announces Protocol for Re-entry of Jamaicans Stuck Overseas

first_imgFollowing the announcement, the minister said that the website was already receiving 100,000 hits per second. The capacity of the site has been expanded but she, however, urged Jamaicans to be patient. “When you go on that website, you click on immigration (THE IMMIGRATION TAB IS LOCATED AT THE TOP RIGHT CORNER) and you will see a form that asks you to sign in with your email,” the minister said. Johnson Smith added that once an application has been submitted, individuals will either receive, within three days, conditional approval or asked to answer additional questions. Johnson Smith noted that the re-entry process is accessible on the COVID-19 website at jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm or on the new mobile application “JamCovid19”. The websites zero-rate so residents will not need a data plan to browse. The minister stressed that airlines will not accept a booking until the individual has received a travel authorization which is issued at the end of the application process. The Jamaican government has announced a protocol that will allow for the re-entry of Jamaicans that have been stuck overseas due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. “We have started informing the airlines of our protocols for controlled re-entry and advising them that nationals who still hold tickets for their airlines will now be seeking to re-book once they have received the travel authorization through our new online portal (jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm),” she continued. She noted that the process requires personal information including health status, which will only be shared with public health officials. The minister said that returning Jamaicans must agree to a 14-day quarantine period in a government-provided facility. There will be no option to leave before the quarantine period has expired. Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith advised that this phase of controlled re-entry is being made available for Jamaican nationals that have been stuck overseas under distressing circumstances. Jamaicans who live overseas and want to travel to Jamaica for business or leisure are being advised to wait. She also noted that Jamaica does not have the resources to charter flights or to pay for the return of nationals. “Persons will therefore be responsible for making their own arrangements for travel, taking into consideration the limited availability of flights,” she said. Kamina Johnson Smithlast_img read more

88th min: Chelsea 2 Spurs 2 …Leicester back in it

first_imgKicked offHT Chelsea 0 Tottenham Spurs 2  Vardy awardEven before Monday’s kick-off there was a fresh award for Leicester, with England striker Jamie Vardy voted the 2016 Footballer of the Year by England’s Football Writers’ Association.The 29-year-old striker took the award ahead of team-mate Riyad Mahrez, who had already won the Player of the Year award voted on by his fellow professionals.Vardy, who only a few seasons ago was playing non-league football, has scored 24 goals for club and country this season — a haul that includes scoring in a Premier League record 11 consecutive games.Accepting the “great honour”, Vardy said: “We’re all totally focused on getting over the line in the final two weeks of the season and turning a great season into one we’ll never forget.”Despite the banned Vardy’s absence in their last two games because of his red card against West Ham United, Leicester have still taken four points from a possible six. That suggests that the Foxes can cope without Danny Drinkwater too.The midfielder will serve a one-match suspension against Everton after being sent off at Old Trafford, having received two yellow cards.But while Vardy saw his ban increased for an aggressive reaction, Drinkwater escaped any additional punishment Monday after referee Michael Oliver opted against reporting his response to being dismissed.As Leicester gets ready to party, Britain’s bookmakers are bracing themselves for a record football pay-out of £15 million ($22 million, 19 million euros) should the Foxes take the title.Leading firm William Hill are set to hand over £3 million alone and spokesman Rupert Adams said Monday: “I wish we had diversified our retail portfolio to include a few pubs in Leicester!”The scale of Leicester’s looming triumph can be gauged by the fact that when the 5,000/1 odds were first offered in August, bookmakers considered there was greater likelihood of pop music great Elvis Presley, who died in 1977, being found alive (2,000/1).No wonder that, in the words of one of Elvis’s greatest hits, the British betting industry is “all shook up”.Share on: WhatsApp But even if Tottenham beat Chelsea, last season’s champions, Midlands club Leicester can secure the title in front of their own fans by defeating Everton at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.Ranieri, sacked by Chelsea in 2004, has urged his side to keep their concentration on the Everton match as he expects Spurs to win their three remaining league games.“In my mind Tottenham will win all three matches,” said Ranieri after Leicester’s 1-1 draw away to Manchester United on Sunday took them to within touching distance of the title.“I know all the city (Leicester) is blue, but we must continue to stay concentrated without special fireworks.“We have to stay there, on the pitch, and think there will be another tough match.”center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP |Leicester City’s remarkable season could see them crowned champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history without kicking a ball on Monday if second-placed Tottenham Hotspur fail to keep the title race alive.Anything less than a Spurs victory away to London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge  — a ground where they haven’t enjoyed a league win for 26 years — will see Claudio Ranieri’s men, 5,000/1 outsiders in pre-season, complete a stunning triumph.But as the eyes of English football, as well as fans round the world captivated by Leicester’s rise after the club were nearly relegated last season, turn to Chelsea’s west London ground, Foxes manager Ranieri won’t be watching the game.Instead the Leicester boss is due to be on a plane back from his native Italy after having lunch Monday with his 96-year-old mother.LIVE TWITTER FEEDlast_img read more

Sundowns reward Africa’s best Onyango with new deal

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda’s goalkeeper Denis Onyango saves a shot on goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. AFP PHOTOONYANGO: After a historic year in which he led his South African club to African glory and national team Uganda Cranes to a first Nations Cup finals since 1978, Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed another long-term contract for their 31-year-old goalkeeper Denis Onyango.“Sundowns have also tied down goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who signed a four year contract extension,” Sundowns said on their website.Onyango has been at Sundowns since June 2011 when he first signed a three-year deal.Shot-stopper Onyango was a constant factor as Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned CAF Champions League winners, and was eventually voted CAF African Based Player of the Year – both a first for a Ugandan player.Onyango was also in goal as Uganda qualified for the Nations Cup final for the first time in 39 years, by beating Comoros 1-0 and featured in two of their games in the Nations Cup final in Gabon. Uganda drew one game, 1-1 against Mali, but fell 1-0 to both Egypt and Ghana.last_img read more

The Olympia Wooden Boat Association announces 36th Annual Olympia Wooden Boat…

first_imgSubmitted by The Olympia Wooden Boat AssociationThe Olympia Wooden Boat Association is proud to announce the 36th Annual Olympia Wooden Boat Fair May 9 and 10, 2015.The fair, a traditional community and family event, is held at Percival Landing Park in downtown Olympia on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On display will be all types of wooden boats including power, sail, row boats, dinghies, kayaks, and canoes.Handmade items from local artisans will feature artwork, pottery, wooden décor, jewelry, clothing, homemade food products, and many more nautical-related items.When the family gets hungry, walk through the International Food Alley booths offering traditional burgers, seafood, international choices, along with tempting desserts.There will be a children’s boat building booth on Saturday. The fair is also known for showcasing local musical entertainment starting at noon.Saturday, May 9Noon   The Aspirations (Aspire School Jazz Band)2:00     Blue Pickup (Bluegrass band)4:00     Tumwater High School Jazz EnsembleSunday, May 10­Noon   Olympia Highlanders Bagpipe Marching Band1:00     Slieveloughane Irish Dancers2:30     The Burren Boys (Celtic Music)The fair officially closes on Sunday at 5:00 pm.For more information, directions, or boat and vendor applications, visit our web site at www.olywoodenboat.org or send us an email at association@olywoodenboat.org. Always held on Mother’s Day weekend, bring Mom and the family to our FREE, fun-filled Boat Fair! Facebook1.3kTweet0Pin0last_img read more

Get those running shoes ready for West Kootenay Cross Country season

first_imgThe West Kootenay High School Cross Country season begins Wednesday, September 21 in Kaslo. The race is hosted by J.V. Humphries Eagles.The four-stop circuit includes races in South Slocan, hosted by Mount Sentinel, at L.V. Rogers and Champion Lakes (J.Lloyd Crowe) before runners flock to the Busk Trails near Apex for the West Kootenay Championships.The East/West Kootenay Finals are in the East Kootenay October 26. A site has yet to be determined.The B.C. High School Cross Country Championships are November 5th in Kelowna.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img

Italian giants join Premier League duo in race for Villa star

first_img Ron Vlaar 1 Juventus and Napoli are set to battle it out for the signing of Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar.The midlands club have failed to reach an agreement with the defender over a new deal and Villa are worried the Dutch international could leave the club for free when his contract expires next summer.Napoli boss Rafael Benitez wants to strengthen his defence and has made the 29-year-old one of his top targets, but Juve will provide stiff competition for his signature, along with long-time admirers Manchester United and Liverpool.Although Villa are reluctant to let Vlaar leave the club in the January transfer window, Paul Lambert may be forced to cash in on the centre-back next month instead of risking his key man leaving for nothing at the end of the season.last_img

SAA named Africa’s best airline

first_img29 August 2008South African Airways has been named “best airline in Africa” at the 2008 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which are based on an annual survey by British aviation experts Skytrax.The Skytrax survey is recognized as an independent passenger survey of global airline standards. Based on interviews of an estimated 15-million passengers worldwide, the survey measures over 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction with airline products and service standards.South African Airways (SAA) also won the Skytrax award for “best cabin crew in Africa”.SAA features the only non-stop service from the US to South Africa, with daily departures from Washington, DC and a daily direct service from New York.The airline recently upgraded its in-flight entertainment on these flights, increasing the number of movies available from 15 to 44, ranging from global blockbusters to more culturally diverse options that include South African and Hindi choices. A number of channels with TV programmes and music from many different genres round out the offerings.Each seat on board, whether in premium business class or economy class, includes a personal, on-demand entertainment system with the full range of upgraded content.“Add to that Africa’s best cabin crew, great food, complimentary South African wine, plus amenity kits in each seat, and SAA is the clear choice for service to Africa,” SAA said in a statement this week.“Travellers in premium class enjoy 180 degree fully flat-bed seats, and in economy class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors.”In addition, SAA’s local network, with connections to more than 20 South African destinations and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, make the airline “the savvy traveler’s gateway to Africa.”As a Star Alliance member, SA Airways also offers its customers 975 destinations in 162 countries and 18 100 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 30 cities in the US through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines.Members of United Airlines’ Mileage Plus, US Airways’ Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan programmes can earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Indian pharma opens new plant in SA

first_img3 September 2010 Future expansion possible The company also offers high-quality, affordable, generic anti-retroviral medicines to needy patients in Africa, supporting African governments in their efforts to control the HIV/Aids epidemic. The design of the new facility is determined by the current tablet and capsule production requirements, and the plant is capable of producing approximately 1.75-billion units and packaging of two-billion units, annually. Possible expansion could bring about the addition of new products. The facility was opened this week by Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Indian High Commissioner to SA Virendra Gupta and representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry. “The opening of this new manufacturing facility further emphasises our commitment towards the African continent and South Africa in particular.” Ranbaxy Laboratories is India’s largest pharmaceutical company, and is majority-owned by Japanese global pharmaceutical major Daiichi Sankyo Group. The facility, Ranbaxy’s second in SA and third in Africa, will manufacture analgesics, cold, cough and flu preparations, as well as a comprehensive range of over-the-counter medication. Ranbaxy South Africa, headquartered in Centurion, is engaged in the sale and distribution of generic prescription products in the South African healthcare system. “The capacity to manufacture locally will meet the South African government’s intention to strengthen the local pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and is expected to further the company’s aim of becoming a more significant provider of pharmaceuticals to the state,” said Ranbaxy South Africa CEO Saxen van Coller. Affordable generic medicines Indian pharmaceutical firm Ranbaxy Laboratories has opened a US$30-million (about R215-million) state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Plant, in Roodeport to the west of Johannesburg. “Ranbaxy has a long-standing relationship with Africa. We were the first Indian pharmaceutical company to set up a manufacturing facility in Nigeria, in the late 1970s,” Ranbaxy MD Arun Sawhney said at the launch. “Over the years, we have established a strong presence in 43 of the 54 African countries with the aim of providing quality medicines and improving access. The new facility is equipped with the latest technology and meets international specifications. It is designed to meet local regulatory requirements and also World Health Organisation standards. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

PH hockey team ‘getting hungrier’ with newfound support

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments The Philippines edged Thailand 5-4 in the gold medal game, making Füglister and his squad as the inaugural champions of the event in the regional games.Füglister, who was based in Switzerland until 2014 before moving to the Philippines, was surprised with how the SEA Games is given such a high regard in the region.READ: SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey“We went to the SEA Games and we were impressed by how important was the event in the region,” said Fuglister. “It was my first SEA Games and it was a big stage for us and we’re happy we succeeded.”“A lot of these played hockey because of their love of the sport, they didn’t do it for media recognition, they did it for the love of the game and their love of their teammates.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron James ‘excited’ to return to Manila for ‘Strive for Greatness’ show READ: Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold “I think everyone is getting hungrier with all the support we’re having,” said Füglister during the team’s homecoming at SM Megamall’s skating rink on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“People who weren’t interested in hockey before or didn’t know of the sport are now aware of it. We got flooded with messages of well-wishes.”READ: Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The members of the Philippine men’s ice hockey team celebrate their gold-medal victory in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Thursday night at the Empire City Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ SEA GAMES POOLIce hockey may not be a mainstream sport in tropical Philippines, but with the national team claiming golden glory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games things may just turn around for the winter-based sport.National team captain Steven Füglister said Thursday the group’s inner fire have grown exponentially since their Malaysian triumph and they’re more eager to carry the Philippine colors in future international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses RELATED VIDEOPH ice athletes get warm welcome after SEAG stint360 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READlast_img read more