Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

first_img December 19, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana Productioncenter_img Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced GTI Pennsylvania, LLC, Montour County, and Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLC, Lackawanna County, have been approved to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at their facilities.“Pennsylvania now has six grower/processors that are fully operational, bringing us one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients,” Governor Wolf said. “We expect more grower/processors to become operational in the coming days. The program is moving forward to deliver medication to patients with serious medical conditions in the next few months.”In order to become operational, the grower/processors 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.“More than 9,300 patients have registered to participate in the program, and are in the process of visiting an approved practitioner to get their patient certification,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “More than 200 physicians have been approved as practitioners, with nearly 300 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.last_img read more

Flash Flood Warning For Ripley And Dearborn Counties

first_imgThe National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Ripley County and Northwestern Dearborn County until Sunday, February 25, at 4:15 AM.At 939 PM EST, radar indicated that heavy rain had fallen across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Heavy rain continues to fall with another one inch possible. Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur.Some locations that will experience flooding include Batesville, Bright, Versailles, Milan, Osgood, Dillsboro, Moores Hill, Logan, Manchester, Sunman, St. Leon, Holton, Napoleon, Millhousen, Rexville, Cold Springs, Penntown, Interstate 74 at US Route 52, Friendship and Versailles Lake.Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.last_img read more

Turkey’s Guliyev stuns field to win 200 metres

first_imgBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON, England (Reuters) – Ramil Guliyev, representing Turkey after switching allegiance from Azerbaijan, pulled off a shock 200 metres victory at the World Championships yesterday, edging an emotional favourite Wayde van Niekerk into second place in a blanket finish.The 27-year-old Guliyev, who had never won a medal in a senior global event, finished just the stronger to triumph in 20.09 seconds before setting off on a lap of honour carrying the flags of both of his nations.South African van Niekerk, who took the 400m title on Tuesday, had been seeking to match American Michael Johnson’s achievement of doing the 200/400m double at the Gothenburg worlds in 1995, but had to settle for silver in 20.11 seconds.Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago was given the same time but was relegated to third by one thousandth of a second.Isaac Makwala of Botswana, the crowd favourite after his illness travails initially saw him barred from competing this week, started strongly but faded to sixth.In the absence of Usain Bolt, who had won the event in the last four championships, it always looked a wide open race, but even with the most level playing field for a decade, few were looking at lane five for the likely winner.van Niekerk, Makwala, Richards and U.S. duo Isiah Young and Ameer Webb all looked stronger on paper, while the home crowd also focused on local favourite Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake, who eventually came through for fourth.Those with a keen athletics eye might point to the fact that Guliyev’s junior best is second only to Bolt’s but, after a decade of minor medals in minor championships, and at the age of 27, his chances of global gold looked slim to say the least.NO SHOCKGuliyev, who became a Turkish citizen in 2011 and was cleared to represent his new country in 2013, did fire out a warning in the semi-finals when he won his heat ahead of Webb and van Niekerk and, though he slipped into the final pretty much under the radar, he had been confident all along.“This is not a shock,” he said. “But it does not feel real.“I have shown my best throughout this competition. I delivered my best race at the right time. I’m so happy to be world champion. This is the best moment of my career.“I was competing against some of the best athletes in the world, so it didn’t bother me that the attention was on them. Maybe at the next competition everyone will look at me instead.”A choked-up van Niekerk could barely speak and was upset by what he said was a lack of respect for his 400m victory.“It was a tough week, there were a lot of people who felt I didn’t deserve it,” he said.“I worked just as hard as every other competitor and showed everyone respect, but I don’t believe I got the respect I deserved after the 400.”Makwala said: “I’ve had one of the craziest championship journeys ever. I pray I won’t have to face this again.“I was feeling good but the last 50m I was feeling tired.”last_img read more

Williamson century guides Black Caps past Pakistan

first_imgA century from Kane Williamson helped New Zealand to a 61-run win over Pakistan via the Duckworth-Lewis method in their rain-hit opening one-day international.Captain Williamson (115) scored his 10th ODI century to get the Black Caps to 315-7 after they were put in to bat at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday.Colin Munro (58) and Henry Nicholls (50) scored half-centuries and Pakistan were never in the chase in the first of five ODIs.The tourists were reduced to 37-4 by Tim Southee (3-22) and Trent Boult (2-35) and got to 166-6 when the rain hit, ending the game in the 31st over with Fakhar Zaman unbeaten on 82.On a hard pitch with a tinge of grass, Pakistan opted to bowl and they were put under early pressure as Munro made a flying start, bring up his fifty off 33 balls.Hasan Ali (3-61) had Munro caught behind to slow the Black Caps down before Williamson was dropped on 26, edging Faheem Ashraf (1-58) behind, but Sarfraz Ahmed was unable to hang onto the catch.That would prove to be costly as Williamson and Martin Guptill (48) combined for a 73-run partnership.Ross Taylor (12) was out cheaply at the hands of Hasan and Tom Latham (3) also went quickly.Nicholls and Mohammad Amir (1-57) were involved in a nasty mid-pitch collision in the 44th over, but both were able to continue.Williamson flashed Ali through point for four to bring up his century – the first in an ODI at the Basin Reserve in 43 years – as the Black Caps made 87 off the final 10 overs despite the captain and Nicholls’ departure.Pakistan’s chances of a successful chase were ruined early.Southee had Azhar Ali (6) lbw and the Pakistan opener unsuccessfully reviewed, before Babar Azam (0) was trapped in front two deliveries later.Mohammad Hafeez (1) hooked Boult to Southee on the boundary in the fourth over to leave Pakistan at 13-3.Shoaib Malik (13) was the next to go, poking at a Southee ball to be caught behind, while Sarfraz (8) was trapped in front by Todd Astle (1-29).Zaman (82 not out) and Shadab Khan (28) rallied for Pakistan with a 78-run partnership before that was broken by Boult.Rain then ended Pakistan’s slim hopes of pulling off an unlikely victory, giving the Black Caps a 1-0 series lead ahead of game two on Tuesday. (Omnisport).last_img read more

UNILAG Set to Host University Games

first_img“Without being immodest, I can confidently tell you that the University of Lagos is prepared to make the 2019 NUGA Games a memorable one. We believe in the ideals of NUGA and in the capacity of its sporting competitions to raise all-round graduates who are equipped for solid service to the nation and humanity. That is why we will spare no effort in our preparations.“The Local Organising Committee (LOC) and its various sub-committees have been set up and their members have been working diligently. Our sporting facilities have been upgraded to world-class standard, such that our young athletes now have the platform to showcase their talents unhindered,” the VC said.The University of Lagos made a bid to host the 26th edition of the NUGA tournament last year beating the University of Jos for the hosting right to emerge the winner.“The forthcoming NUGA Games to be hosted by the University of Lagos will the mother of all editions,” Ogundipe boasted. President of the UNILAG alumni, John Momoh, who also doubles as the Chairman LOC, said the occasion was an epoch-making event. “We are all looking forward to a very successful event,” the Chairman Channels Television said.In his reaction, the President of NUGA, Professor Stephen Hamalyfeto, admitted that it was not an easy task giving UNILAG the nod to host the 26th edition of the games as many other universities contested for the hosting right.He, however, hopes the games would open the door to discover talents that would represent the country at the World University Games and other international competitions.“We are confident in UNILAG because it has the facilities and the clouts to host the competition. We want to see the best out of UNILAG,” Hamalyfeto said.The highlight of the occasion was the handing of the NUGA flag to Professor Ogundipe, who then handed it over to Mr. Momoh.This will be the third time that the University of Lagos will be hosting the games, 51 years after it hosted the first one in 1968 and the second in 1998. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram • Signs MOU with NUGAThe Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe yesterday at the institution’s Senate Chamber during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the university and the Nigerian Universities Games Association promised to host an unprecedented NUGA Games.Professor Ogundipe promised to make the 2019 NUGA Games a memorable one.last_img read more

Costantino returns from injury to excel as part of goalkeeper platoon

first_imgThe question wasn’t directed at any particular player sitting at the podium, but all four chimed in to praise Alyssa Costantino.“Just thankful that she’s OK, that she’s been able to bounce back this fast. It’s only been like 10 days since the accident,” junior attack Alyssa Murray said in the press conference following Syracuse’s win over Louisville last Friday. “She’s been just so positive through the whole experience.”The junior goalkeeper made her return to the playing field a week ago after being involved in a two-car accident on March 31. Costantino suffered a facial injury in the accident, and missed the Orange’s next three games. Last Friday, she recorded five saves in almost 22 minutes of playing time against the Cardinals in her first game back.Costantino’s recovery has allowed No. 5 Syracuse (10-3, 5-0 Big East) to resume its two-goalie system, a platoon the Orange might turn to when it hosts No. 7 Notre Dame (11-1, 5-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.The Fighting Irish rank fourth in the Big East with 13.6 goals per game, and will be the fifth Top-10 team SU has faced this year, but the first in three weeks. ND has netted as many as 22 goals in one game this season, and Costantino could be thrown into the game if sophomore Kelsey Richardson struggles early.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCostantino is nearing 100-percent health, she said, and is working on regaining her hand speed. While she is still getting herself back in the shape she was before the accident, Costantino was overwhelmed by the response she received in her first game back.“Just the support from the team alone was awesome,” Costantino said, “but then from the fans, running onto the field and watching everyone stand up and clap for you was really just heartwarming and just made me thankful that I was able to come back on the field and play.”Costantino also received playing time in Sunday’s thrashing of Cincinnati and Tuesday’s blowout of Cornell, making three saves altogether.Head coach Gary Gait has been satisfied with his goalies’ performances of late. The team hopes for its goalies to save 50 percent of the shots they see, he said, and Costantino and Kelsey Richardson have each reached that clip twice in the last three games.“We want both of our goalies playing well,” Gait said. “We know that we need both of them. It’s nice when they reach their goal, being above 50 percent, so we’re happy about that.”Defender Becca Block said the defense loves playing in front of Costantino and with the netminder’s level of play lately, “it’s like she never left.”But for the rest of the Orange, Costantino’s return is as much a relief off the field than it is on the field.Costantino is “definitely the heart” of the team, midfielder Bridget Daley said, and it was satisfying for Daley to see her teammate play well in her first game back. The Orange is a “family,” Daley said, and comes together when a player faces adversity.For Murray, seeing the goalie back in the cage was reassuring above all else. Murray is thankful the car accident wasn’t as dangerous as it could’ve been, and she’s thrilled with how her teammate has responded.“Someone else could’ve been a lot more rattled than how she took it,” Murray said, “and she’s just bounced back really well and just is taking it day-by-day and she’s doing great.“It was just really nice to see her bounce back, just get right in the net and start playing really well. I think she’s playing the best she has all season right now and with the most confidence.” Comments Published on April 19, 2013 at 11:35 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Camogie Intermediates in Championship action.

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Tipperary takes on Wexford this afternoon in the All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship.Throw in at the Ragg is at 2.30.Tipp FM’s Geraldine Kinnane will have live updates throughout.last_img

GOtv Boxing Night Returns To Ibadan With Joe Boy, Fijabi, Others

first_imgReigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph of Nigeria, will defend his title on 29 July at GOtv Boxing Night 15 scheduled to hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium, Ibadan. The event is making a return to the Oyo State capital, where it held in March 2017.Joe Boy will face crack Ghanaian opponent, Nathaniel Nukpe in a 12-round contest, which is the biggest of the seven bouts on the night. Another big fight scheduled is the international light middleweight challenge contest between Nigeria’s Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku and Franc Houanvoegbe of the Republic of Benin. Also billed to fight is the African Boxing Union welterweight champion and crowd favourite, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will square up against Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo in a national challenge duel.The cruiserweight division will feature Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote against Michael “Lion Heart” Godwin, while Prince “Lion” Nwoye will take on Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola in a lightweight challenge duel. The light welterweight category will see Vincent “Dada” Essien test his mettle against Segun “Showboy” Olalehin. There will also be a heavyweight clash between Daniel “Big Shark” Emeka and Sulaimon “Olags” Adeosun. The event, sponsored by GOtv and Bet King, will be beamed live on SuperSport in 47 African countries. The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Paul Goldschmidt trade grades: Cardinals get ‘Gold’ star; Diamondbacks define direction

first_imgPaul Goldschmidt is heading from the desert Southwest to the Gateway to the West.On Wednesday, the Cardinals acquired the All-Star first baseman in exchange for catcher Carson Kelly, pitcher Luke Weaver, infielder Andy Young and a Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. MORE: MLB hot stove tracker — See who goes whereThis is about as good and even a trade as it gets for both sides. Let’s break it down:Cardinals: AIt’s hard to debate that the Cards did anything wrong in this deal. Goldschmidt, 31, is a bona fide star whose dominance has gone largely unnoticed by casual fans. His career per-162-game averages in the primary offensive categories: .297/.398/.532, 31 home runs, 105 RBIs, 145 OPS+. That’s stupid, stupid good. He was also a good soldier for a franchise that has yet to figure out whether it’s coming or going. The D-backs contended in the NL West for most of the 2018 season before collapsing late, and now it’s looking to pare its payroll, starting with the slugger who will be in his walk year in 2019.Look at the pieces Cards gave up: Carson Kelly, a catcher blocked by St. Louis legend Yadier Molina; right-hander Luke Weaver, who lost his spot in the rotation last season; and minor league infielder Andy Young, who was blocked at second base by Kolten Wong. None of those guys were in the Cardinals’ future plans — their core and future are pretty much set — so they dealt from positions of strength, which is almost always what teams should want to do in trades, no?MORE: Nats going in on rotation again with Patrick CorbinDiamondbacks: B+Arizona is a confusing team. Good talent has routinely taken the field — just look at some of the players it has traded or moved on from: Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin, A.J. Pollock, Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger, Adam Eaton, Didi Gregorius, Justin Upton and Max Scherzer. Zack Greinke could soon find himself on this list, as well, a few years after signing a six-year, $206.5 million deal with the franchise.While it has been difficult to know whether Arizona is serious about contending, this trade is a step in the right direction for the franchise.Playing the “Will they or won’t they?” game all season would have been less than optimal for the confusing Snakes, so moving Goldschmidt now makes a lot of sense. The organization couldn’t fool itself into thinking it might be good enough to compete for a wild-card spot in 2019 and hold on to Goldschmidt, and then have him walk away for nothing after the season. The truth is, this is probably the most Arizona was going to get for him: a young pitcher, a young catcher and an infielder who has questions but is on the upswing. The D-backs also picked up a draft pick as a sweetener. Arizona does lose points for 1.) Trading one of the best players in all of baseball and 2.) Not getting a can’t-miss-type player back, but the truth is, it’s better to get volume as opposed to just one pla in exchange for a 31-year-old on a one-year deal. Volume is what Arizona got, which makes the return difficult to debate.Overall: A-This trade works out for everyone. Goldschmidt ends up in a baseball town where people will love him, and he’ll get the spotlight he deserves. The Diamondbacks signal a potential new direction for the franchise as they pick up two prospects and a work-in-progress pitcher.The Cardinals are ready to challenge for the NL Central in 2019 while the Diamondbacks have taken their first step toward potentially tearing down the roster and starting anew.last_img read more

Russell Junior Craven, 80, Oxford: July 20, 1934 – Nov. 30, 2014

first_imgRussell CravenRussell Junior Craven went to be with his Lord on November 30, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Russell “Junior” was born on a farm in Slate Valley, Kansas on July 20, 1934 to Russell and Ora Mae Craven. Junior attended high school in Oxford, Kansas.Junior worked at various oil rigs. He started his trucking career driving for A.V. Davis Van Lines. He retired with United Van Lines after 37 years of cross country driving. He later went to work for Price Trucking in Winfield, Kansas. He was a member of Oxford First Baptist Church.He married Anabell Wilson in 1957, in Great Bend, Kansas. They later divorced. From that marriage they had 3 children. He married his late wife Billie in 1968 and raised her son. He then married Etta Gonzales in 2001. They later divorced. Etta remained his companion for several years.He is survived by his children, daughter Tracy Zahnter and her husband Gordon of Great Bend, Kansas; his sons, Donald Craven of San Antonio, Texas, Russell Wayne Craven and wife Nancy of Sterling Kansas, Joe DeLozier and wife Elisha of Winfield Kansas; sister Belva Parson and husband Keith of Oxford, Kansas; sister in law Patsy Craven of Dodge City, Kansas; foster brother David Ward of Cortez, Colorado; 10 grandchildren, Rachelle, Russell Merlin, David, Lisa, Deric, Angela, Kaci, Corey,  Joseph, and Jed; 18 great-grandchildren; niece Sarah Mercer and husband Chad of Oxford, Kansas; nephews Brian “Bubba” Parson of Oxford, Todd Parson and wife Miranda of Oxford; 2 great nephews and 1 great niece.He is preceded in death by his parents Russell and Ora Mae Craven, a brother James Craven and wife Billie Craven.Funeral Services will be Thursday December 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oxford. Visitation will be Wednesday December 3, from 1-8 p.m. with family being present from 6-8 p.m at the Oxford Funeral Home. A memorial has been established with First Baptist Church in Oxford, for the capital improvement fund.last_img read more