Human Services, Press Release, Public Health, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said he would veto House Bill 2315, the latest Republican proposal to criminalize women’s health care decisions and common health care procedures and attack a woman’s constitutional right to choose. Governor Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 3 last year, which would have criminalized abortion after 20 weeks.“Women’s health care decisions should be between them, their doctor and their families – there is no space for Harrisburg politicians to insert themselves,” Governor Wolf said. “This new bill is even more extreme than the bill I stopped last year, and I will do everything in my power to stop this dangerous and unconscionable attack on women’s health care. I have met personally with women who’ve faced the difficult medical decision to end a pregnancy and they are loving and compassionate people who often are facing their worst nightmare. Republicans in Harrisburg show a tremendous disrespect for these women and their abilities to make their own health care decisions.” Governor Wolf Ready to Veto Latest Dangerous and Unconscionable Attack on Women’s Health Care SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 09, 2018
“I think 2015 will be an interesting year, as we will see a real chase for assets,” he said.Speaking in the current issue of IPE, Twyning said PIC largely considered involvement in “relatively straightforward assets” when seeking long-dated cash flows.He said the insurer was interested in projects with low levels of construction risk that were already operational, citing regulated utilities such as energy and water.“One project that includes construction risk but looks particularly attractive is the Thames Tideway Tunnel, which is expected to start looking for funding in 2015,” he said. The 25 km tunnel is needed to expand the capacity of London’s sewage system, built around 150 years ago for a city one-quarter its current size.Its construction will be overseen by a standalone entity working with utility company Thames Water.For more on the challenges of investing in long-term, illiquid assets, see On The Record in the current issue of IPE with PIC, Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe and SPF Beheer Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) will consider financing some of the £4.2bn (€5.1bn) cost of a new London sewage system as it struggles with the “mismatch” between demand and supply of infrastructure projects.Allen Twyning, head of debt origination, said the £12bn pension insurer saw the gap between the infrastructure pipelines being “talked up” by governments and the number of transactions as problematic.“Institutions have put together large teams, but they have struggled to deploy cash because the projects have not come to market,” he said. He did not anticipate the market becoming any less crowded.
Share Sharing is caring! Tweet FaithLifestyle Tokyo governor apologizes for calling quake devine retribution by: – March 16, 2011 Share Share 51 Views no discussions The governor of Tokyo apologized on Tuesday for saying the earthquake and resulting tsunami that left thousands dead were divine punishment for Japanese egoism, a leading Japanese news service reported. “I will take back (the remark) and offer a deep apology,” Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said at a Tuesday news conference, according to Japan’s Kyodo News.On Monday, Ishihara had told reporters, “I think (the disaster) is tembatsu (divine punishment), although I feel sorry for disaster victims,” according to Kyodo News, which translated Ishihara’s remarks from Japanese. “Japanese politics is tainted with egoism and populism,” Ishihara had said Monday, according to Kyodo News. “We need to use tsunami to wipe out egoism, which has rusted onto the mentality of Japanese over a long period of time.”The death toll from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude quake off the east coast of Honshu grew to 3,373 on Tuesday. John Nelson, the chair of theology and religious studies at the University of San Francisco, said Ishihara’s remarks about divine retribution hark back to Japanese Buddhist ideas that fell out of favor decades ago. He said the Japanese term “tembatsu” could also be translated as heavenly punishment. “The way [Ishihara] used it was a prewar understanding of the will of heaven or the gods to discipline the Japanese people,” Nelson said.“That understating of the gods having an agenda was instrumental to the ideology of the prewar years, when it was said to be Japan’s divine mission to conquer Asia and establish an empire,” Nelson said. Ishihara, 78, had said he was leaving politics but announced after the earthquake that he will seek a fourth term as governor in this year’s elections.By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor