Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016

first_img September 02, 2016 Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog, Videos, Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf announced the implementation of 25 additional Centers of Excellence to continue his administration’s top priority of fighting the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania. The Governor, joined by Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, also visited healthcare facilities in Reading and Lackawanna County that have been selected as Centers of Excellence to treat individuals suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). He also announced $2 million in funding for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) to help complete the campus’ new chemical engineering program aimed at ensuring career-ready candidates for emerging industries in the region.Governor Wolf also joined Wegmans executives at the Mechanicsburg Wegmans location to toast the kick off of Act 39 liquor reforms by purchasing the first bottle of wine to go at Wegmans in Pennsylvania.Earlier in the week, the governor expressed his support and thanks for Fayette county responders and residents as they work through the challenges caused by serious flooding. Governor Wolf, joined by other elected officials, toured Connellsville on Friday to see the flood damage.Watch: This Labor Day, Governor Wolf reminds Pennsylvania about new wine and liquor reforms.Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016Monday, August 29, 2016GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five YearsTo Fight Opioid Epidemic, Wolf Administration Implements 25 Additional Centers of Excellence LocationsTuesday, August 30, 2016Governor Wolf Announces Retal PA to Establish Headquarters Operation in Washington County and Create 88 New JobsPennsylvania State Agencies Supporting Fayette County Responders, ResidentsGovernor Wolf’s Statement on Bruce Beemer ConfirmationWednesday, August 31, 2016Governor Wolf Announces 153 New Jobs with Envestnet, Inc. Facility in Chester CountyThursday, September 1, 2016Governor Wolf Buys Wegmans’ First Bottle of Wine to Go in Pennsylvania, Celebrates Additional Consumer Convenience Under Act 39 Liquor ReformsIn Reading and Lackawanna County, Governor Wolf Discusses 2016-2017 Budget Investment in Battling the Opioid EpidemicFriday, September 2, 2016Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million Grant for Pitt-Johnstown Engineering FacilitiesHighlights from The Blog:Pennsylvania is the New International Tech HotspotI Wish Every Month Was Peach MonthYou Can Now Get Wine & Spirit Coupons on Your Phone!Governor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up)How the Wolf Administration is Battling Prescription Opioid Abuse (VIDEO)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Nigeria declared free of Ebola by: – October 20, 2014 Tweet Share 103 Views no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a “spectacular success story”.Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July.The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, mostly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.An estimated 70% of those infected have died in those countries.The WHO officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday.Meanwhile, European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss how to strengthen their response to the threat posed by Ebola.European countries have committed more than 500m euros (£400m; $600m) but the UK is pressing to double that amount.The money is being sought to help reinforce over-stretched healthcare systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and to mitigate the damage Ebola is doing to their economies.Ahead of the talks, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggested the EU could send a civilian mission to West Africa that would serve as a platform for sending medical staff.Another diplomat said there were plans for three countries to spearhead aid to the region – the UK for Sierra Leone, France for Guinea and the US for Liberia.Earlier, the Spanish government said a nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa had tested negative for the virus.BBC Newslast_img read more

DOST-6 to host robotics competition in Iloilo City

first_imgILOILO City – TheDepartment of Science and Technology VI (DOS-6) is set to launch the RegionalScience and Technology Week (RSTW) – its biggest science and technology(S&T) event in Western Visayas. This year’s regionaltheme “Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development”features the latest innovation in technologies, products, and researches whichcan help achieve the 17 sustainable development goals of the agency.(With DOST6/JRAGabiota/PN) Last year, the MianayNational High School from Sigma town in Capiz grabbed the championship for therobotics competition, while the Capiz National High School and Ishmael B.Orillos National High School ranked as 1st and 2nd-runners-up, respectively. The activity aims toencourage youngsters to pursue science courses in the future. It is also aplatform for heralding S&T advocacy in the region. Exhibitors showcase their robotics creation during the Western Visayas-Regional Science and Technology Week at a mall in Roxas City, Capiz last year. JRAGABIOTA/DOST6 The Mini-RoboticsWorkshop and Competition on Oct. 21-25 in this city will bring exhibitors fromthe Data Science and Technology Corporation to demonstrate to high schoolstudents some robotics concepts and masterpieces through a workshop that willlast for three days. Aside from themini-robotics workshop and competition, other activities include YES! YouthExplorers of Science, iLounge, Innovation Challenge, nuLab Mobile LearningFacility Bus, and S&T attractions. The RSTW hopes tobring science community and enthusiasts together, particularly technologydevelopers and investors including the S&T service providers, to interact,exchange ideas and pursue potential opportunities in technologycommercialization and linkages. The weeklongcelebration is part of the Iloilo Innovation Expo 2019 which features variousactivities such as the Iloilo Innovation Summit, ILOILOvation Business Matchingand Investment Forum, IFIT Job Fair and National ICT Summit, among others. last_img read more

Atletico, Barca Clash on GOtv This Weekend

first_imgFor the Hammers, they will hope to halt their run of seven straight Premier League games without a victory and ease the pressure on under fire manager Manuel Pellegrini.On Sunday, Atletico Madrid will host champions Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano, which will be aired on Supersport Select 4 at 9pm. The game promises to be an interesting one, as Atletico will want to put behind them, the disappointment of dropping vital points following their 1-1 away draw against Granada last Saturday.For Barcelona, the game will provide a stern test on their title credentials as they are currently tied on the point as fierce rivals Real Madrid on 28 points but top the league standings on superior goals difference.Also, on Sunday, on Supersport Select 5 at 12:30pm, Serie A lovers will watch league leaders Juventus welcome Sassuoloto Allianz Stadium, as the champions top the league table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram This weekend, subscribers of GOtv will have the chance to watch interesting fixtures in Europe’s two big leagues, the Premier League and LaLiga.First off is the London derby between Chelsea and West Ham United billed to hold at Stamford Bridge today. The game will be broadcast at 4pm on Supersport Select2.After a run of six consecutive Premier League games without defeat, Chelsea were eventually brought back to earth following their narrow 2-1 loss to champions Manchester City last Saturday.last_img read more

Memorial Tournament “Asim Ferhatovic Hase” starts

first_imgRound 2:5:00 pm Zeljeznicar – Sloboda7:00 pm Sarajevo – Mladost The traditional international memorial football tournament “Asim Ferhatovic Hase”, which is played for the 23rd time in memory of one of the best players of B&H of all times, is starting on Saturday in the small hall of Skenderija.A total of eight teams from B&H and Austria will participate on the two-day competition, which is divided into two groups.In the A-group will play Slavia, Vienna, Celik and organizer of the tournament Vratnik, while in Group B will play city rivals Sarajevo and Zeljeznicar, as well as Sloboda and Mladost.In the opening meeting on Saturday at 9 a.m. will be playing teams of Slavia and Celik, and then Sarajevo and Zeljeznicar in the derby tournament (at 10 am).According to the tradition, at the end of the tournament, jury will choose the player who resembles the most to Asim Ferhatovic, then proclaim the best player of the tournament, the best scorers, goalkeeper and veteran, and hand over trophy for fair play to the most disciplined team.Daily tickets for the event can be purchased at the sales point at Skenderija plateau, and the price will be 3 BAM.Schedule of matches on the 23rd Memorial “Asim Ferhatovic Hase”: 5:30 pm Finals of the tournament 4:30 pm Match for the 3rd place Round 3 (27th of December):10:00 am – Mladost – Zeljeznicar12:00 pm – Sarajevo – Sloboda Finale (27th of December):Pioneers:2:30 pm Vratnik – SarajevoVeterans:3:30 pm Sarajevo – Zeljeznicarcenter_img Group B:Round 1(26 December):10:00 Sarajevo – Zeljeznicar12:00 YouTube – Sloboda Round 3 (27 December):9:00 Vratnik – Celik11:00 Slavia – Vienna Group A:December 26:Round 1:9:00 am Slavija – Celik11:00 am Vratnik – Vienna VIENNARound 2:16:00 Celik – Vienna18:00 Slavia – Vratnik (Source: read more