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BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues Statewide Opioid Roundtable Tour in Western PA (Round-up)

first_img May 09, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Governor Wolf continued to conduct roundtables across the state to discuss the current opioid abuse epidemic with events in Bedford, Pittsburgh, and Indiana late last week. The roundtables were attended by state lawmakers, local officials, law enforcement, and health care professionals and are part of Governor Wolf’s plan to combat heroin and opioid abuse in Pennsylvania.The governor considers hosting these events an opportunity to create a larger discussion between state lawmakers and local officials. “I look forward to continue working collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic,” said Governor Wolf.Governor Wolf has proposed that the 2016-17 budget provide more than $34 million for the creation of treatment programs and 25 new treatment facilities statewide that would have the capacity to help 22,500 individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorder.Take a look at the roundtable coverage below:Post-Gazette: Gov. Wolf looks for answers in Homewood to opioid crisis“Some people in the prison system shouldn’t be in the prison system,” Mr. Wolf agreed. “They should be in treatment.” Mr. Wolf’s administration has made the anti-overdose drug naloxone more widely available, added drug take-back boxes for unneeded medication, improved funding for rehabilitation and started toward creation of a prescription database, opioid prescribing guidelines and more cautionary education about narcotics in medical schools, the governor noted. The naloxone alone has saved 800 lives so far, he said.TribLive: Pennsylvania Governor urges rehab over prison to quell opioid epidemicThe criminal justice system should ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders as part of a broader effort to curb Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic, Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday during a roundtable discussion with elected officials and health care professionals in Pittsburgh. “We can’t arrest our way to success,” Wolf said. “We have to recognize that some people in the prison system shouldn’t be in the prison system.”TribDem: Governor visits region in search of solutions to statewide drug problemSo far, Wolf has held a handful of roundtable discussions to get input from local leaders about what can be done to provide help for drug addicts and turn around the staggering numbers of overdose deaths in the state, with 2,500 reported in 2014. “The state can do a good job in terms of creating the framework for addressing the issue, but every locality has its own unique needs,” Wolf said. “We need to learn what those needs are at the local level and how we can make sure we can build in the flexibility at the state level.”Indiana Gazette: Gov. Wolf convenes panel on opioid epidemic[Governor]Wolf, a Democrat, and [House Majority Leader] Reed and [Senator] White, both Republicans, spent most of the hour-long session taking suggestions for more ways to make the fight successful. “We actually are here to listen,” Wolf said. “There are times we disagree on some things but, on this, we are in absolute agreement that we have a problem in Pennsylvania and we need to get our arms around it. “Altoona Mirror: Wolf seeks to stem drug abuse“This is a problem throughout Pennsylvania, not just one corner,” Wolf said. “Every segment of the population is facing this.” He’s set for a roundtable talk this morning in Bedford, one of many such meetings on the issue he has held throughout the state. Heroin and painkiller abuse have spurred bipartisan action across the country, especially in the Northeast, where officials in some states have declared public health emergencies.Tribdem: Chip Minemyer: Too many moms feeling sting of heroin’s impactIn a phone conversation with me on Tuesday, [Governor] Wolf admitted that pushing opioids out of Pennsylvania’s communities will be neither easy nor quick. Wolf met with Bedford County leaders on Thursday, the latest stop in a statewide series of meetings on opioids. Wolf noted that in 2014, more Pennsylvanians died of drug overdoses than in automobile crashes. “This is something I first learned about in Johnstown during my campaign,” Wolf said of the widespread impact of heroin and other drugs. “This is affecting all corners of the state and all segments of the population.”Fox 8: Governor Wolf at Bedford County Library (video) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantcenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues Statewide Opioid Roundtable Tour in Western PA (Round-up)last_img read more

So seventies… home with retro groove hits the market

first_img4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.A HOME that looks like it’s straight out of the seventies has hit the market for the first time complete with patterned carpet, bright orange wallpaper and studded leather bar.4 Roper Court, Castle Hill was built in 1970 and has had the same owner ever since.4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.Despite the home’s retro decor, it is in immaculate condition and has an enviable outlook with ocean views extending out to Magnetic Island.The house is being sold as part of a deceased state and will go to auction on-site on March 18 at 1pm with the executors of the estate highly motivated to sell on auction day.Place agent Sam Prosser said the house had huge potential to become someone’s family home and would only need cosmetic renovations.4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s in one of the bets positioned on Castle Gill and has unobstructed views out to Magnetic Island,” he said.“It’s rare to find a home that has seventies style that is of this quality.“The floor place was really ahead of it’s time in terms of it being quite open place and the bedrooms are of a really good size.“We had 17 groups come and see it over the week so we’ve had quite a but of interest and all were local buyers with the majority being families with older children.”4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.The main living areas has a Miami-inspired wet bar complete with bar stools and a blue-tinted mirror splashback while there is also a tied retro sunroom.Downs stairs there is a rumpus room with floor to ceiling retro styling, another wet bar, wall length sofas, organise pendant light and bright floral wallpaper.The home will be open for inspection on Saturday from 10am-10.45am.For more information call Mr Prosser on 0421 441 956.4 Roper Court in Castle Hill has a distinct 70s vibe.last_img read more

Family of toddler abandoned at Auckland Work and Income office found

first_imgStuff co.nz 9 January 2015The family of a toddler abandoned at a South Auckland Work and Income office have been found as family services say families are becoming increasingly desperate.Police said this afternoon that the man who left the child at the Work and Income office yesterday had been identified.The man had handed the boy to staff at the office and  left without providing any details.The boy, thought to be about 20 months old, was  left with a bag with some  belongings, including a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and two long-sleeved tops.Family First director Bob McCoskrie said he had never heard of a case so extreme, describing it as “sad and tragic”.“It sounds like a desperate family who are in a really bad space and can think of no other solution,” he said.“I’m hoping that the agency will wrap around the family as soon as possible.“I don’t think any family would just drop a baby off like that if they weren’t desperate.“It’s traumatic for the child as well. There are obviously some big issues going on in that family.”It was important for families to know they had options and there was help out there for them.“It’s important to know the system is working correctly so that the family are getting support and that they’re not isolated,” he said.For the Sake of our Children Trust founder John Sax said many families were feeling stressed financially after Christmas.“The Christmas season is a difficult time,” he said.“There’s a pressure on merchandising, alcohol; all these things have a very unfortunate consequence on families. It should be a time of rejoicing.“In this case, without knowing the circumstances, one would hope the father or mother can get great help by someone and the best possible outcome can be achieved for that precious little boy.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/64796475/Family-of-toddler-abandoned-at-Auckland-Work-and-Income-office-foundToddler dumped at Work and Income after big row  Stuff co.nz 18 January 2015 A toddler abandoned at an Auckland Work and Income office was a pawn in a domestic dispute between the mother and estranged stepfather, the man says.Monday Poaiti says he is the man who left the toddler at the Manukau Work and Income office, and that the incident was a way to send a message to the boy’s mother.Poaiti said he “blew up” after a heated argument with the toddler’s mother, his ex-partner, on the afternoon of January 8. He was looking after the boy that day and became frustrated and angry when she did not arrive to pick the boy up.“I told her I would take him to WINZ. She texted me and begged me not to . . . but I said ‘you always do this to me’. She knew it was coming.”Poaiti said he wasn’t thinking clearly at the time but had no regrets. “I know it was the best place for him. I knew they would look after him.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/65155611/Toddler-dumped-after-big-rowlast_img read more

Lady Eagles Repeat As Ripley County Tourney Champs & Win Record 11th Crown-Area Basketball Scores (1-10)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresFriday  (1-10)Girls Scores.Ripley County Tourney @ Jac-Cen-DelConsolation-South Ripley  50     Milan  27Championship-Jac-Cen-Del  57     Batesville  47 Rivertown Classic @ South DearbornConsolation-South Dearborn  49     Rising Sun  45Championship-Lawrenceburg  54     Switzerland County  46Oldenburg  43     Shawe Memorial  27Columbus East  80     Connersville  37Boys ScoresEast Central   77    Rushville  67Franklin County  53     Union County  51   Oldenburg  58     Shawe Memorial  47Greensburg  52     Connersville  44North Decatur  64     Hauser  44Jennings County  46     Brownstown Central  36Madison  57     Scottsburg  55Shelby County TourneySouthwestern Shelby  66     Morristown  54Triton Central  52     Waldron  38last_img read more

Boxing: Dabiri-Erewa hails Joshua’s victory

first_imgRelatedPosts Dabiri-Erewa hails reelection of Nigerian as UK Mayor, Ajagba’s US boxing victory Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk NiDCOM boss relaunches Diaspora Newsletter, plans online radio Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, has congratulated Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, for defeating his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr, in Saturday’s World Heavyweight Boxing fight in Saudi Arabia, thus reclaiming his World Heavyweight titles.Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation in a statement by NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Sunday in Abuja.She said the victory over the Mexican was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians, but to Africa as a whole.She said: “I congratulate you on this wonderful feat, for winning this tensed but historical fight.“We are truly proud of you and urge you to continue to use your professional prowess to extol the virtues of Nigerian heritage.“Your shinning beacon serves as inspiration to the youth of Nigeria.“Your victory is also a testimony to the fact that Nigerians are great people, contributing in many ways to the development of the country and the continent as a whole.”Dabiri-Erewa noted with satisfaction that in spite of the challenges being faced by Joshua in his career, he had remained determined, focused and did not allow that to lure him into any form of criminality or depression.Joshua, aka AJ, became a two-time world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points of 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 victory over Ruiz in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.Joshua cut his opponent in round one and dominated the fight throughout.Six months on from the night Ruiz stunned boxing world, Joshua risked seeing his career left in tatters for second defeat before over 14,000 spectators at Diriyah arena, but served up 36 minutes of movement and well-timed punching to take the IBF, WBA and WBO titles back to Britain.Joshua, 30, was born in Watford to Yoruba parents from South West Nigeria.With a fellow Nigerian boxer, Ben lleyemi, they made their professional debut in 2013.AJ now joins a small cluster of men, including Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Floyd Patterson, to have reclaimed the world heavyweight title.He was a bricklayer before taking up boxing full-time.He also excelled at football and athletics and broke nine-year-old 100-metre record with a time of 11.6 seconds.Tags: Abike Dabiri-ErewaAnthony Joshualast_img read more

Sumner’s Damon Warren becomes 1st Hancock County player to 100 goals

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. JONESPORT — Opposing teams’ efforts to keep Damon Warren off the scoreboard the past few years have rarely been fruitful. Last week, another flurry of goals put the senior forward in elite company.With the Sumner boys’ soccer team battling Jonesport-Beals in the second half of Wednesday’s road game, Damon Warren, Sumner’s all-time leading scorer, already had three goals to his name on the evening. A fourth, though, would give him a milestone achievement.Possessing the ball in the attacking third, Warren flicked it between three defenders and into the 16-yard box. As the ball took the perfect bounce in front of him, he was able to collect in front of the goalkeeper with just the right amount of space. From there, nothing could separate Warren’s right foot and a place in Hancock County soccer history.Warren became the first Hancock County player to score 100 career goals with his fourth of the game Wednesday against Jonesport-Beals. The achievement came less than one year after he set the state’s single-season scoring record with 52 goals in Sumner’s 2018 campaign.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“He’s been playing ever since he was 4, and you could always tell he was going places,” Warren’s father, Roy, said. “He has numerous soccer balls, and he sleeps with them. He’s in love with the sport.”Warren scored seven goals for Sumner as a freshman in 2016 before scoring 17 as a sophomore the following year. Then came his record-setting junior campaign, in which Warren became the first player in state history to score 50 goals in a season with the first of his two Class C North quarterfinal tallies against Lee Academy.As Warren continued to score at a blistering pace this year, he and his dad began to realize the 100 mark was within reach. Originally, it appeared as if he would reach the mark at home last Monday, but when rain postponed Sumner’s scheduled game against Machias, the moment instead came on the road two days later.“When we started looking into it and finding out it was possible, it was kind of a dream,” Roy Warren said. “I think we certainly hoped it would happen at home, but it was still awesome.”Warren’s rise as one of the state’s all-time scoring leaders has coincided with Sumner’s emergence as one of the top teams in Class C North. The Tigers are 25-2-1 since the start of last season, and Warren has scored 80 of the team’s 190 goals during that 28-game span.“He’s a very confident player who’s been a huge piece of our success,” Sumner head coach Tom Hart said. “Just him being on the field makes a difference in the game.”After Sumner beat Jonesport-Beals 7-3, the Tigers honored Warren on the field for his achievement. He knew the significance of his achievement, but he was also happy to put the chase behind him.“The biggest thing for me is doing what I need to do to help our team win games,” Warren said. “I try to think of it as not a big deal, but obviously it is.”Sumner, which followed the win over Jonesport-Beals with victories over Lee Academy and Bucksport, will host Lee in a rematch at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 18. With a win in that game and at home against Machias at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, the No. 1 Tigers (11-0-1) can complete their first undefeated regular season in team history.From there, Tigers will push for their first state title as they compete in the Class C playoffs. That, Roy Warren said, will be the biggest thing on his son’s mind in the weeks to come.“Now that [100] is out of the way, that’s his focus,” Warren said. “He wants that Gold Ball.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

Stenson Named European Golfer of the Year

first_imgRace to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson has been named European Tour Golfer of the Year for 2016.The Swede, also the Open champion and an Olympic silver medallist in Rio, takes the title for a second time having also won in 2013.The 40-year-old said the past season had been “the best of my career” and he was “very proud” of his achievements.“To win for a second time is a fantastic way to bring the curtain down on it,” he said. Stenson’s 20-under-par 264 at Royal Troon, where he finished ahead of Phil Mickelson to win the Open, matched the record for the lowest score at a major.He took silver in Rio after bogeying the final hole while Briton Justin Rose made his birdie putt to win by two strokes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1

first_imgLast year’s inaugural edition wowed the football world with huge entertainment, with Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Ifeanyi Okowa of Lagos and Delta States respectively, joining FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF President Ahmad, FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura, several prominent political figures, football legends and stars of today, giants of entertainment and media owners at the Eko Hotel and Suites for the occasion.It also marked the first time that the nation’s football –governing body was organizing an Awards ceremony to reward and inspire the major actors and actresses in the Nigerian Football space.Gongs were presented to winners in Player of the Year (men), Player of the Year (women), Coach of the Year (men), Coach of the Year (women), Young Player of the Year (men), Young Player of the Year (women), Team of the Season, Fairplay Award, Goal of the Season, Fans of the Season, NFF Development Award and Platinum Award categories. Also, there was a special recognition of a ‘Legends Eleven,’ a squad of outstanding former Nigeria international players. Recognition was also accorded the first Nigerian football team to achieve glory – the Green Eagles squad that won the football gold at the 2nd All-Africa Games that Nigeria hosted in 1973.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Amaju Pinnick The second edition of the NFF-AITEO Football Awards, which inaugural edition held on 19th February 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, has now been scheduled for 1st April 2019 at the same venue.President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick confirmed Thursday that this year’s edition would be an even bigger occasion as the NFF and award sponsors AITEO (incidentally also the sponsors of the annual CAF African Football Awards) have perfected arrangements to expand the guest-list, guarantee greater radiance and panache and honour more legends of the Nigeria game on the night.Thenff.com learnt from other sources that CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, members of the CAF Emergency Committee, an array of prominent political heavyweights and galvanizers in Nigeria, oaks of Corporate Nigeria, renowned administrators past and present, football legends and today’s superstars, foremost figures in the entertainment industry and media owners and chieftains would be among the invitees to the big event.last_img read more

Former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya accused of sexual assault

first_img 10 months ago World Military Games: India to kick off its campaign with boxing 10 months ago Boxing promoter Frank Warren is upset over Tyson Fury’s WWE stint LIVE TV Last Updated: 23rd October, 2019 22:37 IST Former Boxing Champ Oscar De La Hoya Accused Of Sexual Assault Boxing promoter and six-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya has been accused of a sexual crime. Know about the incident and Oscar’s answer to the allegations. COMMENT WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago “Its high-time the rules in boxing changed”: MC Mary Kom Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Boxing coach: Military Games to help in Olympic qualifier preparation Raj Sarkar FOLLOW US Also Read- Boxing: Three Fighters Who Suffered Fatal Injuries During Their BoutsAlso Read- Patrick Day: American Boxer Dies Four Days After Being Knocked Out The sport of boxing was dealt with a massive blow on Wednesday as six-time world champion and Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya has been accused of sexual harassment. Oscar had an incredible boxing career with 30 knockouts at the age of just 16 but the Golden Boy has shocked the world courtesy this new allegation levelled against him.  According to court documents, the woman who has filed the lawsuit against Oscar is 29 years old and she took the matter to court earlier this month in California. The lawsuit filed against Oscar De La Hoya accuses him of sexual assault, sexual battery, gender violence, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.Also Read- Boxing Promoter Frank Warren Is Upset Over Tyson Fury’s WWE StintBoxing: Accusations on Oscar De La HoyaAccording to the complainant, she was in a consensual relationship with De La Hoya during the time of the alleged assault in November 2017. The 29-year-old accused the world-renowned boxing promoter for molesting and forcing her into sexual activities after she refused to indulge in physical intimacy. According to her statement, the superstar boxing promoter invited her to see him in his new home in Padasenna and forced her in a sexual submission against her will. She further stated that Oscar was intoxicated at the moment and became more aggressive for performing a specific sex act.Also Read- Boxing Coach: Military Games To Help In Olympic Qualifier PreparationBoxing: The Golden Boy’s responseThe Golden Boy’s spokesman has denied all the allegations made against him to a leading media daily. According to him, Oscar is running one of the largest sports and entertainment companies in the world that has been the reason for this accusation. He has openly stated that the complainant wants nothing but fame and money. She is targeting an issue which is two years old just to earn something for herself. He also assured that they will vigorously defend Oscar Del Hoya’s good name and reputation. First Published: 23rd October, 2019 22:37 IST 10 months ago Boxing: Three fighters who suffered fatal injuries during their boutslast_img read more

Betsson promotes Ronni Hartvig to Group CCO as company sharpens localisation strategy

first_imgShare Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Ronni Hartvig – Betsson ABUpdating the market, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed the appointment of Ronni Hartvig as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).Hartvig is promoted to the group-wide executive role, having most recently served as Managing Director of Betsson’s NordicBet property (2015-2017).A seasoned industry executive, Hartvig holds a deep understanding of industry operations; focusing on building sustainable player acquisition to retention programmes for multi-brand betting operators.As new CCO, Hartvig will be supported by Betsson’s senior management appointments of Gary Myers, former Head of API at Ladbrokes, as new Head of Affiliates and former Catena Media search lead Eitan Gorodetsky as new Head of SEO.Confirming Hartvig as group commercial lead, Betsson further details that it has undertaken a structural change to its day-to-day operations, focusing on ‘sharpening its localisation strategy’.Previously split by subsidiary brand, Betsson group will now shift to a ‘local approach’ operated by new country-specific teams.“We are moving into having country teams which provides increased agility. Within those teams, our commercial and marketing colleagues work closely together from a country perspective. The people in those teams are mainly native speakers of the particular country and can help align us with that we do on customer retention and what we do externally for acquisition and branding purposes” says Ronni Hartvig details to SBC.“You can say that we are giving the country teams more responsibility. The whole idea here is to sharpen the localised teams as they understand the market, the product and what the consumers want. Now they really feel ownership”.Moving forward Hartvig will be a key stakeholder in the execution of Betsson’s recently launched group optimisation and refinement programme, restructuring the firm’s commercial structure and output.“For me, team culture is very important and work climate is a matter for all, not just an HR-issue. I believe I know how to create a good environment within a team, getting the right people on board and working with the team mentality.“Empowering people is very important. To trust them and make them see how they contribute to the business.” StumbleUpon Share Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020last_img read more