Governor Wolf Announces 60,000 Additional Naloxone Kits Available for First Responders Statewide

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 60,000 Additional Naloxone Kits Available for First Responders Statewide October 20, 2017 Press Release,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and first responders gathered in Homewood at Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station #17 to thank first responders and announce the increased availability of live-saving Naloxone to first responders and law enforcement across the state. The funding, available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is being used to purchase approximately 60,000 Naloxone kits.“Naloxone is an incredibly important and lifesaving tool because we cannot get our loved ones, our neighbors, the members of our communities the treatment they need if they die from an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin,” Gov. Wolf said.“Every day, our first responders are saving the lives of Pennsylvanians by administering naloxone and reversing deadly overdoses. Those first responders have already reversed over 3,900 opioid overdoses since 2014. We need to support them in this effort and that’s why this funding from my 2017-18 budget is so critical.”“The range of first responders eligible for naloxone use is much broader than those folks we commonly think of as first responders, such as law enforcement and firemen,” PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey said. “Individuals who find themselves in positions of being the first person able to respond to an overdose – such as librarians, public transit drivers, and drug treatment providers – are also eligible for the naloxone made available through this state funding.”NARCAN®(naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray is needle-free and does not require assembly. It’s designed for ease of use for nonmedical personnel.  Each kit includes two, 4-milligram doses and will be available to all 67 counties over a two-year period using $5 million in state funding. The kits are supplied by Adapt Pharma.“As a proud Pennsylvania company based in Radnor, we are honored to partner with the commonwealth to increase awareness of and access to NARCAN® Nasal Spray, the only FDA-approved, needle-free formulation of 4-milligram naloxone that does not require assembly or any specialized medical training,” Thomas Duddy, Adapt Pharma Executive Director, Communications said.In addition to Adapt Pharma and first responders, Gov. Wolf was joined by Senator Jay Costa and Representative Ed Gainey, Democratic chairs of the HOPE caucus, a group of state legislators committed to ensuring every Pennsylvanian has access to high quality prevention and treatment of the disease of substance use disorder; Derin Myers, Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Dr. Karen Hacker, Allegheny County Department of Health; Wendell Hissrich, Director of Public Safety for the city of Pittsburgh; and Darryl Jones, Chief, Bureau of Fire.The Wolf Administration’s Physician General and Acting Secretary for the Department of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued a standing order for naloxone in October 2015.In addition, the Gov. Wolf and state agencies have been increasing efforts in the heroin and opioid epidemic fight in multiple additional areas, including numerous programs and initiatives:Working with the legislature to establish a new law limiting the number of opioids that can be prescribed to a minor and to individuals discharged from emergency rooms to seven days;Strengthening the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) through the legislative process so that doctors are required and able to check the system each time they prescribe opioids and benzodiazepines. To date, there have been more than 12 million patient searches made on the system;Forming new prescribing guidelines to help doctors who provide opioid prescriptions to their patients, including guidelines specific to orthopedics and sports medicine;Creating the warm handoff guideline to facilitate referrals from the emergency department to substance abuse treatment;Teaming with the legislature to establish education curriculum on safe prescribing for medical schools;Educating and encouraging patients to properly use, store and dispose of unused prescription medications through drug take-back initiatives, and expanding the number of drug take-back locations to nearly 700.For more information on the standing order for naloxone, visit the Department of Health’s website. For more information about the naloxone application process, visit the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s website.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Home on the mountain range has breathtaking 180 degree views that have to be “seen to be believed”

first_img905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mrs Swain said when she has guests over they start at one end of the property and gradually make their way through. “We start in the alfresco in the morning and we end at the pool by the end of the day.“We can follow the sun right through the house.”While the home oozes sophistication with a flair of Asian influence, the backyard is the real show stopper. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Mrs Swain described the property as something you have to see to believe. “Every day the views are just a little bit different,” she said.“The cloud formations over the valley in the morning makes it feel like you’re waking up and looking out of a plane window.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.Inspired by Mrs Swain’s childhood in Malaysia, the home embraces tranquillity, nature and, as she describes, inner peace. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRaw materials are showcased in the interiors with stone, timber and glass. Soaring 3m ceilings and wide hallways create a sense of space. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.A fish pond surrounds the alfresco area while a larger pond creates a garden feature. “It has a contemporary Asian style,” Mrs Swain said. “When we were designing it, our brief to the builders was to have a home with a view from every room. “It had to be free-flowing but still private and most of all the home had to have multiple areas to entertain our guests.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.“We live on a bit of a cliff hanger, the backyard ends and then drops down to the valley,” she said.“I always tell my husband he should have been a landscape architect because he has created a magnificent space out of the land.” 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.The 4.815ha property commands a 180- degree mountain range view and is situated 435m above sea level. “Driving home is the best part — it has been more of a retreat for Richard and I,” Mrs Swain said. 905e Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.THE view from this mountain home is guaranteed to take your breathe away. Ballet teacher Suzanne Swain and her husband Richard bought the block in 2010. Two years later the couple created a home that isn’t just surrounded by nature, but brings it inside. “We were previously living at Sanctuary Cove and we loved it there but we were craving nature,” Mrs Swain said.“When we found the block we fell in love with the views.” last_img read more

IPE Conference: Russia the biggest political risk facing investors

first_imgRussia is the source of the biggest political risk facing investors at the moment, with president Vladimir Putin “repeatedly” having the potential to create volatility, according to Björn Wahlroos, chairman of Sampo Group, Nordea Bank and UPM-Kymmene in Finland.Speaking at the IPE conference and awards in Berlin, he warned about the danger ahead from the European Central Bank’s tapering its bond purchases but said that, arguably, the biggest challenge facing investors was “the return of political risk”.This, all of a sudden, is “back with a vengeance”, said Wahlroos.He spoke of three aspects of political risk: China, the rise of populism and Russia. The biggest short-term political risk facing investors is from Russia, he said.“Russia is a huge problem,” he said. “Russia is a huge problem for a very simple reason, and the simple reason is that Vladimir Putin cannot leave.”He said his estimated net worth was “way too much” for Putin to be able to “quietly walk away”.He said we do not know what would happen with Russia because “I’m pretty sure Putin will go to very great length to provide his people with what they think is glory, and, as long as he does that, he will repeatedly have the potential to create volatility in financial markets”.He said there was no need to be “dramatic” about this but that investors needed to recognise the risk.In terms of what this set of political and other risks meant for being a “good” long-term investor, he said “the key is to be boring”.“Boring is absolutely the best thing we have going for us,” he said. “Please be boring – boring is the best asset we have.”He also encouraged investors to “try to be a bit analytical”.“The world does lend itself to analysis,” he said, adding that it “will still pay off”.Lastly, he said “getting a feel for risk” is key to being a good asset manager, as risk-measures no longer work that well anymore because tail-risk has become so dominant.last_img read more

Margot’s family home snapped up by early buyer

first_imgSarie Kessler and daughter Margot Robbie attend the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards in March in Santa Monica, California. Picture: Rich Fury/Getty ImagesACADEMY Award nominee Margot Robbie’s mum’s home on the Gold Coast will not go to auction this Saturday as planned after the property was put under contract. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< RELATED: Robbie’s mum takes her Gold Coast home to auction Inside the home. Holl­ywood superstar Margot Robbie’s mother Sarie Kessler’S Gold Coast house has gone under contract.Robbie has made regular visits to the Southport family home in between film projects.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe film star has previously described her mother as “the sweetest person on Earth” and even took her to the 80th Annual Academy Awards. At the time Ms Kessler described the birthday as the “best one ever”.“It was an amazing thing (that Margot did) but I don’t want to say anything more about it,” she said at the time.“However, I was really disappointed it ended up on social media as it was a personal present.”The home boasts hinterland and Surfers skyline views and a pool.“This renovated family home is perfectly positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac and offers open plan kitchen, dining and living rooms all flowing out onto a sheltered alfresco area, surrounded by lush tropical gardens,” the listing had stated.center_img While a Ray White spokesperson confirmed the Southport home owned by her mother Sarie Kessler was under contract, they could not disclose the price until the sale went unconditional. According to CoreLogic data, Ms Kessler purchased the property in 2007 for $488,500 for the four-bedroom home. In 2014, Robbie paid off her mother’s entire mortgage as a gift for her 60th birthday. CoreLogic revealed Mina Place as a tightly held street, with the last sale being 9 Mina Place in 2012 for $490,000.Prior to that there were two sales in 2007, including Ms Kessler’s and 8 Mina Place for $600,000.last_img read more

ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow by: – October 13, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! New $2.00 to be circulated.The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank will issue the circulation of a new $2.00 coin to all commercial banks across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union tomorrow.Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in Dominica, Edmund Robinson told Dominica Vibes News that the coin will be issued to commemorate the banks’s Financial Information Month which is being celebrated this month.“The new $2.00 coin is being issued in an effort to commemorate the 10th year of celebrating Financial Information Month. Two million of those coins will be produced and we will be issuing them to the public as of Friday, tomorrow and they will be circulating along with the coins that we have in circulation.”Mr Robinson further stated that the new coin is legal tender which can be used for all transactions.“It is worth two dollars, it is legal tender for all transactions and some persons may want to hold them as tokens or keepsakes but you can use it to do transactions, you can use it to pay your bus fare, you can use it to buy your groceries.”Mr Robinson explained that the coin, although slightly bigger than the $1.00 coin, is in keeping with the existing family of coins as well as the standards of vending machines and counting machines at the commercial banks.The coin is made up of a durable metal of the quality of the other denominations, and was chosen instead of a note because small denominations are used more often and therefore go through more wear and tear. As such it is best to have them made from a more durable material.This new coin is a onetime issue; only two million pieces will be produced and issued until stock is exhausted.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Serie A set to lock out fans till 2021 over covid-19 pandemic

first_img ‘We will start, I hope, at the beginning of May with tests to ensure that players are negative and training can follow. ‘Will we play through the summer? We don’t have a deadline but the idea is to finish the championships. Meanwhile, Ligue 1 chiefs plan to restart the 2019-20 season on June 17, with a scheduled end to the campaign a month later on July 25. French publication L’Equipe reported that clubs face playing every three days to ensure enough time for the relegation and promotion play-offs. Read AlsoRamsey: Fear grips Juve star over getting fat during COVID-19 lockdown That would also allow those clubs competing in Europe to wrap up the Champions League and Europa League competitions following a UEFA proposal to play ties during August. The last matches in Ligue 1 were played on March 16 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Serie A fans will be banned from matches until 2021 as the Italian Football Federation plans for a return to action in May following the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sport Mediaset. Government documents reportedly show that, while action may resume in just over a month after the shutdown, crowds will not be allowed in stadiums until next year. Fans to be locked out as Serie A makes plan to resusme Fears persist the campaign, suspended since early March, may be scrapped entirely, but the hope is players can resume training next month with current plans including all 20 teams playing their final games in Rome. Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina said: ‘As soon as the conditions are right, we’ll finish the championship. ‘Soon there will be a meeting. We will establish the procedure which we will then communicate.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?center_img Loading… last_img read more

Iraq declares curfews as gunfights rage

first_imgFive people were killed on Wednesdayand more than 200 were wounded in renewed clashes nationwide, the largestdisplay of public anger against Abdul Mahdi’s year-old government. Two werekilled on Tuesday.(Reuters) Demonstrators disperse as Iraqi security forces use tear gas during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct. 2. REUTERS/THAIER AL-SUDANI BAGHDAD – Iraqi Prime Minister AdelAbdul Mahdi declared a curfew in Baghdad after at least seven people werekilled and over 400 were injured during two days of nationwide anti-governmentprotests.      center_img Curfews were imposed in Nassiriya,Amara and Hilla as protests began on Tuesday over unemployment, corruption andpoor public services while counter-terrorism troops opened fire on protesterswho were trying to storm Baghdad airport.last_img read more

Ward ready for top-level test

first_img “We are creating chances, getting the ball wide and getting the ball into the box.” One of the main beneficiaries of O’Neill’s approach is playmaker Wes Hoolahan, a man whose treatment by Trapattoni baffled his admirers. The Norwich man has started three of the four games of the Ulsterman’s reign to date and is revelling in the opportunity afforded him, even if results have not necessarily gone his side’s way. Hoolahan said: “It’s lovely. It’s great to get on the pitch and hopefully show what I can do. “We are playing well. We are passing the ball well, we are creating a lot of chances. It’s not like we are not playing well – then you have something to worry about. “But you are playing against a world-class team in Turkey, they are well-drilled, so there were positives.” Press Association The 28-year-old defender, who has spent the last season on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Brighton from Wolves, has returned to the Ireland squad under new manager Martin O’Neill this season after being discarded by predecessor Giovanni Trapattoni. He started Sunday night’s 2-1 home defeat by Turkey and will hope to retain his place as the degree of difficulty increases markedly over the next fortnight with friendlies against Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal, all of whom are using the games as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals in Brazil. However, that is a challenge Ward insists he and his team-mates welcome as they look towards September’s opening qualifier in Georgia. He said: “You want to test yourself and especially for us going into a tough qualifying group, you want to play against these teams. “People will look at it and say it might be tougher to get results, but sometimes you learn a lot more about yourself and about the squad when you play against these top teams, and that’s what the management will think, especially going into a tough qualifying campaign. “The more they know about us, the better. You could maybe have chosen easier fixtures, but they want us to go in against these teams and they will definitely learn a lot about us in these next three weeks.” Ward, of course, was part of the Ireland team which fared so poorly in the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine as they slipped to successive defeats by Croatia, Spain and Italy, and a disappointing showing in the World Cup qualifying campaign that subsequently cost Trapattoni his job. Replacement O’Neill is busily trying to put his stamp on the squad, and while a more expansive style is yet to pay dividends in terms of results, Ward believes significant progress is being made. He said: “I feel we are getting very close. I think these next couple of weeks will be really vital for us in terms of getting to know how he wants us to play and getting the philosophy on board. “At the minute, we are playing a really attractive style of football. We are keeping the ball well and we are not just keeping it without purpose. Stephen Ward is relishing the chance to test himself against World Cup opposition as he targets qualification for Euro 2016.last_img read more

Gleneagles leads Guineas contenders

first_img Press Association The highly-talented colt won his last five starts only to be demoted after finishing first past the post in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp in October. His trainer Aidan O’Brien has trimmed down his entry to four with Highland Reel, Ol’ Man River and War Envoy still standing after the defection of the likes of John F Kennedy after he was surprisingly beaten on his seasonal debut. Other Irish possibles are Ger Lyons’ Cappella Sansevero and Endless Drama plus the Dermot Weld-trained Zawraq. British hopes that remain in line for the Classic include Andrew Balding’s Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park, the Richard Hannon-trained foursome of Estidhkaar, Ivawood, Craven scorer Kool Kompany and Moheet. Muhaarar, winner of the Greenham Stakes at Newbury for Charlie Hills, stands his ground as does John Quinn’s Prix Morny victor, The Wow Signal. French trainer Freddy Head, sent out Charm Spirit to finish fifth 12 months ago, and is expecting his second 2000 Guineas runner Ride Like The Wind to do himself justice. “He has done very well since his last race, his work has been good, and I think that he has improved a bit,” said Head. “He is on the same sort of level as Charm Spirit was at this time last year. They are similar horses in that they tend to be a bit keen and if Ride Like The Wind settles better than Charm Spirit did last year, I think that he has a good chance.” “That is why I have given him two runs already this season, to get the freshness out of him before the Guineas.” “I was very happy with his Prix Djebel victory. He settled then quickened well and it was to his credit that he won despite being held up at the back of the field when the pace was slow.” “The undulations at Newmarket won’t be a problem for him and although seven furlongs is a good trip for him at the moment, I think that he will stay a mile as long as he relaxes and gets a good run. He needs good or good to firm ground.” One who could be added to the field is Godolphin’s Territories, who has pleased Andre Fabre since winning a Group Three at Longchamp recently. “Territories has come out of his trial very well and has come on for the run,” Fabre told www.godolphin.com. “At this stage, a supplementary entry in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket is under serious consideration and we are 90% certain to take that route, subject to the horse continuing to please me. “We will monitor the weather forecast and going conditions closely as he is a horse who prefers genuinely good ground. He is more likely to get his favoured ground conditions at Newmarket than at Longchamp a week later.” Ante-post favourite Gleneagles tops 34 possibles for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2 following the latest scratching stage.last_img read more

Day one of the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump is underway!

first_imgIn December, the House of Representatives impeached the president for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate is now conducting the second phase of the trials to determine if the crimes the president is alleged to have committed are legitimate.last_img