Formula E Champion Jean-Eric Vergne in visit to Sarajevo

first_imgFrom 28thto 30thNovember, a great promotion of Formula E is planned in the capital of BiH. As confirmed to news website, apart from the best Formula One driver in the world, Jean-Eric Vergne, who will present the Techeetah team bolid race car, Edmund Chu, the president of this team and the chairman of the Manchester City board of directors of the British football club, will visit Sarajevo as well.Chu stated that he is looking forward to arriving in Sarajevo where he will talk with Sarajevo mayor Abdulah Skaka on the possibilities of organizing a prestigious Formula E race in BiH’s capital.“I would like to see such a race in Sarajevo, an incredible city with a rich history. Sarajevo’s intentions to become ‘European Seoul’, the center of innovations, technology and excellence and the I-City in Europe, are the long-term ambition of my new associate Samir Ceric, a London based entrepreneur and a BiH investor, “Edmond Chu said.Samir Ceric from Sarajevo Sports International, the initiator of this idea, said that everything is ready for the arrival of a Formula One car in Sarajevo.“All of this is a continuation of the preparations for the organization of Formula E race. Together with Mayor Abdulah Skaka, in this way we show seriousness and strong support for the event that will bring great benefits to Sarajevo, “concluded Ceric.Chu will attend the fourth business conference “Reliability 2018” in Sarajevo, which will be held in Sarajevo’s Hotel Hills on 29th November.last_img read more

No special committee on medical marijuana, governor says it’s not needed

first_imgDES MOINES — Top Republican lawmakers at the statehouse have denied a request from Democrats to start a special committee to study the state’s medical marijuana program. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds vetoed a bipartisan bill passed this year that would’ve allowed for more potent medical marijuana products.Representative John Forbes, a Democrat from Urbandale, says it would help with crafting a proposal to expand the program.   “The thought was if we could have this interim committee meeting, bring public members in and voice their opinion and concerns, I think that strengthens our bill and allows other legislators the opportunity to be able to hear what their constituents are saying too,” Forbes says.Governor Reynolds says she isn’t interested in an interim legislative committee. Reynolds says there already is a process for reviewing the rules that was included in the initial law.  “They put in place as part of that an advisory board…. and they were very prescriptive about who served on that advisory board so we have the expertise to make decisions going forward,” Reynolds says.Reynolds says she vetoed the bill over the provision that would have let more potent cannabis pills, oils and creams be produced and sold in Iowa. Something that was not approved by the advisory board. “So out of the eight or so policy pieces that were included in that bill — seven of them, my numbers may be off — but every one but one was a recommendation of the policy board. So that’s an indication to me that it’s working,” Reynolds says.Reynolds says she wants to see what the advisory board thinks before signing off on expanding the potency of the medical marijuana. “There is a great big range between where we are at right now and what was proposed last year. And I would be interest again in hearing what the advisory board that the legislature put together and passed and was signed into law, I would be interested in their input as well,” she says.Reynolds says lawmakers should work through the policy board to make changes instead of another committee.  “They created it, it’s already there, so work with them,” Reynolds says. “This is legislation that passed both chambers that was sent to the governor an signed into law. So, it seems to me that that’s the role of this policy board that they put into place.”Reynolds made her comments Wednesday following an event. Lawmakers failed in an attempt to get enough votes to call a special session to override the veto.last_img read more