Senator Donnelly touts accomplishments for veterans

first_imgBatesville, In. — Senior U.S. senator from Indiana, Democrat Joe Donnelly recently celebrated the passage of two measures to help Indiana veterans.First, the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act requires service members to receive a mental health exam every year.  The exam is a way to allow service members to talk to a counselor without the stigma normally associated with asking for help. The measure is named for Indiana National Guardsman Jacob Sexton who took his life while on leave in 2009.Senator Donnelly said, “The Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act has been implemented across our Armed Forces this year, including by the National Guard, and I am hopeful it will make a difference and help end the scourge of military suicide. Mental fitness, like physical fitness, is a critical component of military readiness. This law, for the first time, requires an annual mental health assessment for all service members, including members of the Guard and Reserves.  The goal is to better identify those struggling with mental health issues and ensure they receive the help they need before it’s too late.”Next, the VA Prescription Data Accountability Act ties the VA drug prescribing system into the Indiana prescription drug monitoring system- INSPECT. This ties the two systems together in order to detect patients attempting to access additional drugs from alternate sources.Senator Donnelly said, “Coordination between the VA and our prescription drug monitoring programs is key to addressing opioid abuse in Indiana and across the country. The VA is a major prescriber of opioids and prescription drugs and must be a full partner in our all-hands-on-deck effort to combat this epidemic. This bipartisan legislation will ensure that VA hospitals and clinics are in line with their non-VA counterparts and allow VA facilities to fully partner with Indiana’s INSPECT and similar programs across the country to monitor opioid prescribing practices.”last_img read more

Archery Guyana moving closer to Olympic qualification

first_imgARCHERY Guyana has announced the participation of its 29-year-old member Devin Persaud at the Hyundai World Archery Championships 2019 in the Netherlands.Devin has his roots in Rose Hall Town, Berbice but is currently residing and training in Canada.He has been involved in the sport of Archery for the past 5 years during which time he became so passionate about the sport, that he started Canada’s first online Archery Shop.This is a platform from which he shares his passion whilst assisting with the continued growth of the sport, as he continues to pursue his passion of representing Guyana at the highest level.This world competition represents his first opportunity to secure a spot for Guyana in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.last_img

Nepal beat Netherlands by one run to register dramatic maiden ODI win

first_imgNepal, playing their second-ever one-day international, recorded a dramatic last-ball victory against the Netherlands in a low-scoring thriller in the second ODI at Amstelveen to level the two-match series 1-1.Nepal skipper Paras Khadka bowled the last over with the Netherlands needing just six runs to win, but the bowler held his nerve, giving away only fours run and executing a run out off the final delivery to secure a one-run win.He deflected a firm drive back onto the stumps before collecting the rebound and ripping a stump out of the ground to make sure, and spark wild celebrations.Disappointment for Dutch but a historical win for Nepal.Nepal win by 1 run! pic.twitter.com/sYyiceLWK0CricketNetherlands (@KNCBcricket) August 3, 2018With the visitors defending 216, the Netherlands made hard work of the chase as Nepal’s attack gave nothing away in a spirited bowling display.Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of an impressive line-up, taking 3/41 from his 10 overs, while left-armer Lalit Bhandari took 2/43 off nine, slow left-armer Basant Regmi 1/39 off 10.Wesley Barresi had been the mainstay of the Dutch reply. The 34-year-old right-hander made a patient 71 off 89 balls with eight fours to hold things together even as the scoring was dried up and wickets fell around him.He came to the crease in the eighth over with the score on 30 after Kami followed up his good work with the bat with the early wicket of Stephan Myburgh second ball. That was followed by the wicket of Ben Cooper for 19 off Bhandari.advertisementBarresi put on 84 with opener Daniel ter Braak and, while the Nepal spinners kept things tight, the home side looked to be cruising until the right-handed ter Braak was lbw to the excellent wrist-spin of Lamichhane.Bas de Leede and Rippon then fell in quick succession to leave captain Seelaar to stick around with Barresi with the run-rate creeping up.But the game was really on when Barresi fell lbw to the off-spin of Dipendra Airee with the Dutch still 74 adrift and with only four wickets and no top-order batsmen remaining.Thank you to all of our fans,supporters,well wishers and everyone who loves Nepal cricket..Our First ODI win and together let us all carry the dreams of the whole country for more better results in future …JAI NEPAL …!! pic.twitter.com/syh5Q1URD0Paras Khadka (@paras77) August 4, 2018What a win !! Nothing could be better than this. First win as an ODI Nation. Great team effort. Great contribution from everyone. Well done @Sompal_Kami dai & @paras77 dai for your brilliant innings. Well done everyone. Proud of Everyone. Jai Nepal!! pic.twitter.com/lmkxQIzun5Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) August 3, 2018Fred Klaassen (13) and Paul van Meekeren (12*), batting at No. 10 and 11, looked to be steering the Netherlands ever closer to a nail-biting win, but runs hadn’t come easily all game and, with tensions rising, they were unable to overcome Khadka at the last.Earlier, the Dutch left-arm opener Klaassen had ripped through the Nepal top-order to take 3/38 from his 10 overs. In removing the top three batsmen (Gyanendra Malla caught slip for 13, Anil Sah caught mid-on for 4 and wicket-keeper Subash Khakurel for 19) he reduced the tourists to 47/3 in the 12th over.When Dipendra Airee was then run out following a misunderstanding with Khadka and then debutant Rohit Paudel fell to left-arm wrist-spinner Michael Rippon caught behind, Nepal were reeling at 88/5.But their skipper held firm and held things together, making a 69-ball 51 that included two sixes and six fours. He fell to his opposite number Seelaar to leave the score at 135/6.There was more to come from Nepal, though, as No.8 Kami struck crucial late blows in a 46-ball 61 featuring three sixes and five fours to help the tourists up to 216 all out. That crucial knock set up a famous victory for Nepal, who wrote another small chapter in their rapidly growing history as a cricket nation.(With inputs from ICC)last_img read more