Novartis’s Sandoz division will not profit from 15 generic drugs it is making available to developing countries to treat symptoms of COVID-19 for the pandemic’s duration, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday.Novartis’s pledge to provide the antibiotics, steroids and diarrhea pills to 79 countries on the World Bank’s list of low- and lower-middle income nations prompted the Doctors Without Borders non-governmental organization (NGO) to call for more transparency on drug pricing and for the industry to follow “no profiteering” initiatives for new COVID-19 medicines.While Novartis has not seen supply chain disruptions for these medicines, Novartis Global Health Chief Operating Officer Lutz Hegemann told Reuters the program aimed to help vulnerable healthcare systems in Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe from becoming overloaded. “We shouldn’t underestimate the stress that COVID puts particularly on fragile health systems,” Hegemann said, adding Novartis hoped to work with health authorities, faith-based organizations and NGOs to eliminate big mark-ups. “We are not targeting classical commercial distribution channels, but very direct channels.”Novartis’s brand-name drugs have had little application in treating the new coronavirus, while its older malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has flopped in some scientific trials against the disease.But Sandoz generics are among medicines commonly used to treat symptoms of those hospitalized.The 15 drugs include several antibiotics, the steroid dexamethasone that has seen some success in treating severe COVID-19 cases, heart failure drug dobutamine, antifungal fluconazole and lung drug salbutamol, among others. Topics : Hegemann did not give the “no profit” cost of the drugs, compared with commercial prices.The medicines have been around for decades and are comparatively cheap to make.”Novartis should publish the actual ‘at cost prices’ for these medicines, as well as any costs of R&D and costs of production for all of their medicines,” a Doctors Without Borders spokesperson said. “Additionally, we hope that corporations like Novartis will follow similar ‘no profiteering’ initiatives for any new COVID-19 products.”
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 29, 2017 Governor Wolf Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill into Law Bill Signing, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Mike Folmer, into law as Act 13 of 2017. The bipartisan bill reforms asset forfeitures, which are civil proceedings against property that allow law enforcement to take possession of property of certain persons suspected of crime.“While I support further reforms to expand the role of a criminal conviction in asset forfeiture, this bill is a step forward to create higher burdens of proof imposed on the seizure of private property by the government,” Governor Wolf said. “Further, the bill increases transparency and accountability for law enforcement organizations and protects property owners who are not directly involved in a suspected criminal act. In divided government, we must recognize the value of bipartisan progress, while continue to advocate for greater reform.”The new law creates significant changes to civil asset forfeiture in Pennsylvania in several key areas, including:Higher burdens of proof imposed on the Commonwealth;Protection for third-party owners by placing an additional burden of proof on the Commonwealth;Improved transparency in auditing and reporting;Specific and additional protection in real property cases by prohibiting the pre-forfeiture seizure of real property without a hearing, and;An extra level of protection for anyone acquitted of a related crime who is seeking the return of their property.
Robert Lee Satchwill, 87, of Cross Plains, Indiana, passed away August 15, 2017 at his home.He was born February 27, 1930 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of the late John and Marie Satchwill.Robert worked as a Tool and Gauge Inspector for General Electric, with over 35 years of service.Robert loved the outdoors. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He was a Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengal’s and an I.U. fan. He was an outstanding father and a true family man. Robert would help out anyone who needed it and he was looked up to by all who knew him.Surviving are children, Robert L. (Rosalie) Satchwill Jr. of Aurora, IN, Vince Satchwill of Cross Plains, IN, Marie (Michael Johnson) Satchwill of Aurora, IN, Holly (Jeff) Pope of Aurora, IN; siblings, Gary (Diana) Satchwill of Aurora, IN, Lawrence Satchwill of Lawrenceburg, IN, Linda Satchwill of Florence, KY; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Debra F. Satchwill and grandson, Robert L. Satchwill, III, several siblings, Anthony, Jim, Bill and Eddie Satchwill, Ruth Meyer and Mary Hancock..Friends will be received for a memorial visitation on Friday, August 18, 2017, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 7:00 pm with Wayne Satchwill officiating.Contributions may be made to Cancer Research. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Former Premier League champions Chelsea have indicated interest in signing Nigeria’s sensation Samuel Chukwueze when the transfer window opens in January. Reports from England indicated that the west London club scouts are compiling a list of forwards they would inject for fresh impetus into the club’s season. Some of the high-profile names listed alongside Chukwueze as head coach Frank Lampard prepares to spend his £150 million transfer budget include Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha and Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey. Strikers Timo Werner and Moussa Dembele are also on Chelsea’s radar, but the participation of their clubs in the last-16 of the Champions League would appear to make a January deal for either of them difficult. Asked in the past about Chelsea, Chukwueze said: “I was supporting Chelsea. I used to support every team that featured a Nigerian. So my love for Chelsea then was because of Mikel. “Maybe in the future, a movement is possible but right now my attention is on Villarreal. I want to focus well on my club and gain more confidence. Maybe when the time is ripe, I can move.”Tags: ChelseaFrank LampardSamuel Chukwueze
Brescia is the third-worst hit province in Italy with more than 8,500 coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths.In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Cellino says “this season doesn’t make sense anymore.”He says “returning to activity is pure craziness. If they force us to I am ready to not put out the team and lose the matches 3-0 by default out of respect for the citizens of Brescia and their loved ones who aren’t here anymore.”Brescia is in last place in the league standings. The president of Lazio recently accused Cellino of trying to avoid relegation.Cellino says “I don’t care at all about relegation. So far we have deserved it and I have my blame in that, too.” The AFC is planning for a 2027 tournament but a FIFA task force drafting a future calendar of matches and tournaments will likely be asked to align continental championships. The European Championship and South America’s Copa America are on track to kick off in June 2028.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Potential hosts of soccer’s 2027 Asian Cup have been given more time to enter the contest by the Asian Football Confederation.The AFC says the March deadline to show interest was extended by three months to June because many of its member federations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The Saudi Arabian soccer body said in February it wanted to host the 24-team tournament.China will host the 2023 edition. A return to western Asia is possible after the United Arab Emirates staged the 2019 tournament. The regatta was to give valuable competition for the Olympic classes just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Games.The Olympics have been postponed to 2021.World Sailing and Japanese officials were in talks to return to Enoshima in 2021 before the rescheduled Olympics.___Brescia president Massimo Cellino says he will forfeit his team’s remaining Serie A matches if the Italian soccer league resumes. April 2, 2020 Associated Press The motorcycling series has yet to start its season.The season-opener in Qatar was canceled, the Thailand, Americas and Argentina races were postponed to October-November, and the Spanish MotoGP has yet to find new dates.The next race at risk is the Italian MotoGP on May 31.___World Sailing has canceled the World Cup Series Final in Enoshima, Japan, in June because of the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The French Grand Prix scheduled for May 17 in Le Mans has been postponed, becoming the sixth MotoGP race to be called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Latest: French MotoGP postponed because of virus
WEST Indies middle-order batsman Jason Mohammed is eyeing his first Test call-up, after another impressive series that saw the right-hander score two half-centuries against Pakistan in the recently concluded three-match 50-over series.Mohammed has played eight One Day International matches for West Indies, scoring 289 runs at an average of 41.28. He has cracked four half-centuries this year with a highest score of 91 not out against Pakistan last Friday, to lead the regional team to victory in the first ODI.Mohammed has jumped 86 places on the world ODI rankings, after scoring two fifties against England in March and two more versus Pakistan over the past month.Mohammed, speaking to Newsday yesterday, said he would welcome the opportunity to play the longest version of the game.“I guess we have to wait and see. Obviously I would like to play Tests, but it is up to the selectors.“I think with my good form I should have a chance in Test cricket. If there are others in line, obviously I will have to wait my turn, but I am definitely excited if I am called up to the Test time, and I would be looking forward to the opportunity,” he said.Mohammed believes his inclusion on the Test team can assist the West Indies, but knows the transition to Test cricket will come with challenges.“I think I will help a little bit, but myself going into Test cricket for the first time it will be difficult.“There are guys who have played before who will be there, so obviously with a mixture of experienced guys and myself, it could be a good combination.“It would be my first time playing Test cricket and I just have to wait and see how it goes,” he said.The Trinidad and Tobago cricketer said he will continue pushing to play all formats despite admitting he favours the 50 overs game.“The selectors have their own options on who they are looking at, to play what format. In the past I think I have deserved a (Test) spot but was never given the opportunity, but I am still pressing and hoping to play Test cricket sometime soon.”Mohammed, who was out of West Indies colours for a long time after making his debut in 2011, said: “It was good coming back into the international scene, it is always good to perform and I worked hard leading up to those series (England and Pakistan); and even before that, so it is nice to have the results behind me.”Mohammed’s prowess could not lead West Indies to a series win against Pakistan, as the regional team lost the series 2-1.“It was disappointing that we did not win the series, but I think more consistent cricket in both bowling and batting would have gotten us over the line. I think that was the main thing. We were not as consistent as we should have been over the series.”Mohammed has been on a stellar run of form since the 2016 Caribbean Premier League and is aiming for more production.“It’s been a really good run for me for the last couple of months to a year.“Since CPL, I have worked really hard in all three departments of my game and it has been really good.“Hopefully I can keep it going for as long as possible.” (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday)
â€œHe may not play again for Leicester City this season, but he is likely to at least play our final friendly against Czech Republic on June 6,â€ Ibitoye stressed yesterday in a radio programme monitored in Lagos.While ruling him out of Super Eagles World Cup warm-up games against DR Congo in Port Harcourt on May 28 and the international friendly against Englandâ€™s Three Lions at Wembley on June 2, the Media Officer hinted that Ndidi was making progress.â€œHeâ€™s making good progress, I have been in contact with the medical team (of the Super Eagles) and he is recovering faster than they had even anticipated,â€ Ibitoye emphasised.The Nigeria international was among the big winners at the Foxesâ€™ end of the season award night where he scooped the Best Young Talent honour for the second time since his arrival at the King Power Stadium from Genk in January 2017.Ndidi saw off competition from Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray to claim the award but he lost the Players’ Player of the Season and Player of the Season awards to Harry Maguire.He has been a consistent performer at the heart of the Foxes midfield and is currently the best tackler in the English Premier League this season with 138 successful tackles.Ndidiâ€™s Super Eagles teammate, Leon Balogun is just getting back to action after he was similarly sidelined from Bundesliga games for Main 05 due to injury.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Despite missing the rest of the English Premier League (EPL) season due to a hamstring injury, Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, 21, has been tipped to be fully fit to return to action before Nigeria plays her last World Cup 2018 tune up game against Czech Republic on June 6.Ndidi sustained the injury last Saturday in his 33rd EPL game for Leicester this season against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.Yesterday, Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, dispelled fears being expressed in football circles that the utility defensive midfielder may be ruled out of the World Cup proper when it kicks off on June 14 in Russia.
Today’s game kicks off at 5:00 on the West Coast. All updates will be timestamped with game time. Be sure to check out our Twitter feed for instant info at www.twitter.com/dailytrojanEnd of Game. Washington 32-31.Eric Folk nails a 32 yard field goal as time expires. Game over.2:39 4th quarter. USC 31-29.MISSED FIELD GOAL USC. On a drive where USC was content to run the ball (Bradford’s up to 223 yards on 23 carries), Houston missed a 40-yard field goal that clinked off the right post. Barkley missed a wide open Jordan Cameron on 3rd down where the ball went off his hands. Washington now has the ball and just needs a field goal to win. I’m going down to the field so check out twitter for the up to date info.10:00 4th quarter. USC 31-29.FIELD GOAL USC! The track meet continues here at the Coliseum as Bradford added another 37 yards to his rushing total (184 now) with one carry. Joe Houston put the Trojans in the lead with a 27-yard field goal one play after a pass from Barkley went off David Ausberry’s finger tips coming out of a slant route in the end zone. It was refreshing to see Kiffin put his trust in Houston, as the senior kicker is now 2-for-5 on field goal attempts.In other news, Locker appears to be okay. He’s back in the game at QB.13:52 4th quarter. Washington 29-28.It’s a close one, and it just got more interesting. Locker led the Huskies down to the one yard line only to get knocked out of the game on a carry in what looked like a knee to the head. Unfortunately for the Trojans, redshirt freshman Keith Price from Compton came in and tossed a one-yard touchdown to the back of the end zone on his first throw. He stayed in for the 2 point conversion but his pass was broken up. USC has no answer for Locker but his injury could change the dynamic of this game. Check out our twitter for updates.End of 3rd quarter. USC 28-23.It’s the end of the 3rd quarter here at the Coliseum and Washington is threatening to score. Locker is continuing his dominance, despite the recent spike in play by USC’s defensive line, and is looking dangerous as Washington has 2nd-and-10 from the 11 yard line. Locker’s got 93 rushing yards and 286 passing yards, giving him 379 of his team’s 430 yards of offense- or 88 percent. That’s Denard Robinson numbers. One quarter separating USC with a possible undefeated clash with Stanford (depending on what happens with this Oregon game) next week in Palo Alto.4:44 3rd quarter. USC 28-23.TOUCHDOWN USC! Allen Bradford finds a hole on the left side of the line to go untouched for a 16-yard score.The Trojans avoided trouble after Marc Tyler fumbled the ball on his own 37-yard line, and after getting the ball back on a punt, Bradford took over from there. The senior carried the ball on four out of five plays on that drive for 50 yards as he’s just imposing his will out there. On one play, he purposefully ran at a Washington player in the open field in the hopes to run him over (he succeeded but got tackled in the process). Bradford now has 150 yards- a career high- on 13 carries and 2 touchdowns. Something tells me Tyler won’t be seeing the field the rest of this game.Meanwhile on the defensive end, the line is starting to play well. Armond Armstead recorded the first sack for USC this evening on the previous drive and DaJohn Harris tackled running back Jesse Callier for a loss of 8 on this current drive.9:54 3rd quarter Washington 23-21.FIELD GOAL Washington. The Huskies get on the board first in the 2nd half, as they take the opening drive 62 yards in 11 plays resulting in a 35 yard field goal by Eric Folk. Washington was aided by a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Shareece Wright that was a questionable call. It looks like the defense has picked up on some of Locker’s tendencies but this has the makings of a shootout. Offense has to respond.Halftime. USC 21-20.It’s halftime here at the Coliseum and it’s turning out to be a great game. After the Trojans’ touchdown, Washington drove down the field to knock in a 41-yard field goal to bring the game within one.Washington has been all about Jake Locker this half. He’s showing why he was a preseason Heisman favorite, albeit against a USC secondary that only has one starter older than a sophomore. The Huskies QB is shredding USC with his arm, he’s 14-for-20 for 200 yards and a score, and with his feet, he has 5 carries for 77 yards. USC has having a hard time tackling but forced a key turnover with the fumble at the goalline.The Trojans offense is having better luck. Kiffin has broken out the wildcat for this game, using it mostly with Tyler but sometimes with Baxter, but he’s using it a bit too much. The Trojans did score on a wildcat formation but it’s been largely ineffective. Bradford, meanwhile, is having a beast of a game, running for 100 yards on just 9 carries and that 37-yard score. If the Trojans want to pull away, or even win, they are going to have to get more creative with the wildcat or just hand the ball off and tire the Huskies defensive line. The USC defense also needs to start tackling and getting tighter coverage.2:35 2nd quarter. USC 21-17.TOUCHDOWN USC! Just when it looked like Washington was driving down the field for another touchdown, USC answered with several big plays. Firstly, on the second play of Washington’s drive, Locker took a direct snap to sprint up the middle and outrun just about everyone in USC’s secondary, but was chased down by Shareece Wright who punched the ball out of Locker’s hands. The ball went out of bounds after entering the end-zone causing a touchback for the Trojans.USC then used a multitude of runs (including many out of the wildcat) to roll down the field. Bradford had several big carries- he’s now got 9 carries for 100 yards- and Tyler scored on a six-yard run out of the wildcat formation. Kiffin used the wildcat twice in a row on the goal-to-go downs and on the second time it worked. Washington will try to mount a drive to score as the half winds down.9:08 2nd quarter. Washington 17-14.TOUCHDOWN USC! For the 2nd time this season, freshman Robert Woods rescues the Trojans with an electric tackle-breaking, switchback 56 yard kickoff return to the Washington 38. 5 plays later, Marc Tyler took the handoff and rumbled 4 yards to the right side for the score. It looked like Barkley audibled on that play and it worked as he was pumped after the score. Coliseum starting to come alive again.11:57 2nd quarter. Washington 17-7.TOUCHDOWN Washington. If the Coliseum wasn’t quiet before the game (it’s only 2/3 full even though it’s parents weekend) it is now. After a disastrous drive that saw USC run the wildcat on 2nd and 16, the Trojans punt it and on the next play, Locker throws the ball 44 yards to wide open receiver Devin Aguilar streaking downfield into the end zone for a touchdown. Aguilar got behind Torin Harris and the rest of the secondary for the score.TOUCHDOWN Washington. The Huskies methodically move down the field with a 12-play, 80-yard drive to take the lead. Locker led the attack with his feet and his arm, but it was running back Chris Polk who bullied his way into the end-zone on a one-yard carry. The offensive line really overpowered USC’s defensive line on that play. Locker is looking sharp, as he’s 8-for-12 for 106 yards and has 3 runs for 18 yards. The defense hasn’t been able to get much pressure on him yet.End of 1st quarter. USC 7-3.Not much happening in this quarter. Apparently Lane Kiffin found a new love (other than Layla of course) as he has moved on from his affair with the two-point conversions and gone to the wildcat. USC ran the wildcat 4 or 5 times with Marc Tyler, and it’s worked with mediocre success. tyler’s running mate, Bradford, is using his power and speed to put an imprint on this game as he has 4 carries for 63 yards.USC’s defense is looking very shaky. The Trojans are making Jake Locker look real good. Washington could be leading if it weren’t for a few errant passes near the end zone by Locker. The tackling really needs to improve this quarter as well.11:32 1st quarter. USC 7-0TOUCHDOWN USC! The Trojans got the ball first and wasted little time putting points on the board. On his first carry of the day, senior running back Allen Bradford raced 37 yards up the middle for the touchdown. USC broke out the wildcat twice on the first drive for the first time this year. Many people thought freshman running back Dillon Baxter would handle wildcat duties because he was a quarterback in high school, but it was junior Marc Tyler to took the direct snap both times and ran for 15 yards. We’ll see if the defense can contain Washington’s dual threat QB Jake Locker.Hey guys! Kenny Legan here. About 15 minutes to kickoff as we get set for the USC-Washington battle. The Trojans are looking to avenge last season’s early loss while the Huskies are out to prove they are better then their showing at Nebraska two weeks ago. A lot of recent history between these two teams, with Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian was co-offensive coordinator with USC head coach Lane Kiffin earlier this decade under Pete Carroll. Should be a good game.
With six games remaining and potential home-ice advantage in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs on the line, “overlooking” is not in the vocabulary of the Wisconsin women’s hockey team.After losing three out of their last four games, the Badgers (15-9-2 overall, 11-9-2 WCHA) head to St. Cloud State (8-18-2 overall, 4-17-1 WCHA) for a two-game series this Friday and Saturday. While their opponent remains dead last in the WCHA standings, coach Mark Johnson does not believe his team is looking beyond the Huskies.“No,” Johnson stated definitively. “If we’re not going to be focused at this time depending on who we’re playing…you’re going to lose a hockey game.”Johnson warns not to be fooled by the record, as St. Cloud is on a mission as well.“They are trying to get out of eighth place…they don’t want to finish in last and they will be motivated in that regard,” Johnson said.Regardless of the opponent, with six games remaining until the conference playoffs, treating every game like a playoff game is a necessity. At this late stage in the season, Wisconsin is still uncertain on what place it will finish, adding further cause as to why the team believes overlooking St. Cloud State is dangerous.Senior forward Brianna Decker, who leads the team with 21 goals and 17 assists this season, believes hard experiences earlier this season have helped the team remain focused for their next opponent.“I think we’ve learned from that before. We opened here at home against Bemidji and they weren’t ranked very high either,” Decker said. “We’re not going to overlook them, I don’t think, and I think that’s where our experience comes in, not to overlook a team such as them.”Decker is referring to the grand opening of LaBahn Arena, during which the Badgers were shut out by now-seventh place Bemidji State, a game in which the Badgers had 27 shots on goal and left the game 0-for-3 on power plays. While the team bounced back from early offensive woes, the game serves as a reminder of the dangers of losing focus.Most recently, following two close games with border rival Minnesota, Wisconsin hopes to use its experience playing against an undefeated and top-ranked team to propel the Badgers for the final six games. After the series, junior forward Madison Packer believes the team can build upon the losses.“Sometimes it’s good to lose like that. They’re obviously a good team, and we’re going to have another shot to play them in the playoffs,” Packer said.With last weekend unusually lacking any games, Wisconsin hopes to reignite the offense during practice this week. The Badgers are ranked 18th in scoring offense, and in their last three losses out of their last four games, they have scored just one goal. While Johnson believes the defense remains solid, adding more scoring depth to the team as well as consistency on offense are some of the keys for this weekend’s games. Getting more shots on goal has also been a priority heading into the series.“I don’t think we shot the puck enough against Minnesota,” Packer said. “The only way you’re going to get pucks in the net is getting them to the net, and get people and traffic in front of the net and taking every advantage we can get.”In addition to the refocus on offense, the Badgers must deal with an added dimension: a larger rink. Unlike LaBahn’s dimensions of 200 feet by 90 feet, the National Hockey Center’s dimensions add an additional width of 10 feet. With these Olympic-style dimensions, Johnson believes the unusual rink provides an additional challenge for his team this weekend.“That will present a challenge, especially in the first game trying to get used to the extra width of the rink,” Johnson said.In all, Johnson is excited and hopes the extra week off for the team allows the Badgers to refocus for the remaining three weeks of the season.“I actually enjoyed [the week off] because it refocuses everybody, gets everybody prepared for the next three weekends,” Johnson said. “Depending on how we do in the next six games, we can put ourselves in a really good position for the playoffs.”Both Friday and Saturday’s games take place at 2 p.m. at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Ghana Football Association has launched the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League this morning at its headquarters in Accra.Representatives of the 16 Premier League clubs as well as the newly appointed Chairman of the Premier League Board, Ashford Tettey Oku. As part of the launching, the clubs unveiled their home and away jerseys for the upcoming season. Watch these photos below:BEREKUM CHELSEAASHANTIGOLD MEDEAMADREAMS ADUANA STARSWA ALL STARS INTER ALLIESBECHEM UNITEDEBUSUA DWARFS NEW EDUBIASEASANTE KOTOKO SEKONDI HASAACASHEARTS OF OAKLIBERTY PROFESSIONALS TECHIMAN CITYWAFA–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports