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Governor Wolf and First Lady Join Planned Parenthood for Panel Discussion on Women’s Health Care Rights and Access

first_img Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Women’s Rights Blue Bell, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were in Blue Bell today to participate in a panel discussion and community forum on the importance of Planned Parenthood. The event was held at Montgomery County Community College’s main campus.The panel was moderated by Montgomery County Commissioner and physician Valerie Arkoosh. Other participants included Planned Parenthood medical providers, staff, and patients. The audience posed questions for the panel, seeking answers on everything from access to health care for immigrant women and proposed legislation in D.C. that could severely affect funding for Planned Parenthood.“As the U.S. Senate continues to consider changes to the American health care system, we need to reject flawed amendments and support bipartisan efforts to make health care more available and affordable for all Americans, including preserving funding for Planned Parenthood,” Governor Wolf said.Governor and First Lady Wolf were Planned Parenthood volunteers in York and continue to support women’s health care rights and access. In Pennsylvania, nearly 50 percent of Planned Parenthood’s health centers are in medically under-served areas. Last year, Planned Parenthood served about 90,000 patients in Pennsylvania and provided nearly 170,000 screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, over 9,000 cervical cancer screenings and 11,000 breast wellness exams.“It’s particularly important that we fight to oppose any legislation that limits access to health care for all,” Wolf said. “I am committed to doing all that I can to make sure Pennsylvania is a place that celebrates individual choice, liberty, and personal freedoms.” Governor Wolf and First Lady Join Planned Parenthood for Panel Discussion on Women’s Health Care Rights and Access September 19, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

EU sets out derivatives rules for no-deal Brexit

first_img“This will allow EU27 operators that currently have no immediately available alternative in the EU27 to fulfil their obligations under EU law,” the paper said.The Commission also said it would temporarily exempt investors clearing derivatives “over the counter” from obligations under its European Market Infrastructures Regulation, to allow them to move from the UK to the EU without added costs or a change of status.“In all sectors of financial services, firms should continue to take all the necessary steps to mitigate risks and ensure that clients continue to be served,” the Commission said.“Firms should actively inform clients about the steps they have taken and how they are implementing them. For their part, clients in the EU of UK firms need to prepare for a scenario in which their provider is no longer subject to EU law.”Investors and advisers have been flagging concerns for some time about the impact of Brexit on the derivatives industry. The Bank of England has estimated that roughly £67trn (€76trn) worth of over-the-counter derivatives could be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last month warned of fragmented markets and liquidity shortfalls if the country exits the EU in March without a withdrawal agreement.Reduced liquidity could push up costs and make it harder to execute large transactions, the FCA said, with firms potentially “unable to trade certain securities” between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA).“This could lead to a fragmented market as UK and EEA firms would no longer be able to use the same pool of liquidity,” the regulator said. “Over time, this could have a harmful impact on financial services markets more widely, through reduced competition and increased costs for consumers in both the EEA and UK.” The EU has set out a plan to mitigate the risks to the multi-trillion-dollar derivatives market in case the UK fails to ratify its EU withdrawal agreement before 29 March.Derivatives counterparties based in the UK will be able to continue to do business with EU investors for 12 months after Brexit through a “temporary and conditional equivalence decision”, the European Commission said in a paper published yesterday.The measure would allow the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to continue to treat UK firms as if they were still within the EU.In addition, UK-based security depositories will get a 24-month reprieve as part of the EU’s contingency plan.last_img read more

President Trump to make announcement regarding ISIS

first_imgBaghdadi was a secretive leader, making only one public appearance, in July 2014, when he delivered a sermon in Mosul’s Grand Mosque. During the years when ISIS’ fortune turned, when the group lost control of the cities of Tikrit, Falluja, Ramadi and Mosul in Iraq, and eventually its de facto capital in Syria in autumn 2017, he remained silent. It was only after the fall of ISIS’ last stronghold in eastern Syria did he finally release an audio statement.Baghdadi’s possible elimination is a blow to ISIS. UPDATE: U.S. military sources CONFIRM that the head of ISIS blew himself up with a suicide vest as US forces moved in on him.The head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be dead. President Trump is expected to make an announcement about his feet at 9 AM Sunday.Something very big has just happened!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2019last_img read more