BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues his Opioid Roundtable Discussions with Stops in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton (Round-up)

first_img Round-Up, Substance Use Disorder, The Blog Last week, Governor Wolf hosted roundtable discussions in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton. The roundtables continued to focus on the Governor’s top priority to combat the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania.“The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose,” said Governor Wolf. “With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”The Wolf Administration is eager to engage in these local conversations in order to listen to local officials about the challenges that they are facing , as well as discuss the initiatives of the administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, and medical schools. “These roundtables are an opportunity to work 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 crisis,” said Governor Wolf.Take a look at the additional coverage below: York Daily Record: Gov. Wolf talks at York heroin roundtable[Governor Wolf’s] administration says it is making the heroin and opioid issue a top priority. On Thursday in York, he met with several officials, many of whom are part of the local task force, including Mayor Kim Bracey, District Attorney Tom Kearney and Coroner Pam Gay…”This is a problem we don’t know what to do about,” Wolf said inside Martin Library. “But we do know the magnitude of the problem. And we know it affects Pennsylvanians all across Pennsylvania.”York Dispatch: Gov. Wolf discusses how to tackle heroin, opioid issuesGov.Tom Wolf said it’s a known issue, but how to treat it has always eluded lawmakers. Local officials joined the governor on Thursday for a roundtable discussion in York on different ways to combat the drug that took 65 people from their families in 2015 in York County. So far in 2016, there have been 10 confirmed overdose-related deaths. “We do know the magnitude of this problem,” Wolf said. “But we need to figure out how to treat it. It’s also a medical problem.”Pocono Record: Governor seeks addiction solutions in Pocono discussionThe discussion focused on the current statewide opioid crisis, and [Governor] Wolf mostly listened to the room full of people both professionally and personally familiar with the current state of addiction and overdose…“I need to hear from people in the local areas what’s going on and how they think we could do a better job countering this epidemic that’s affecting so many Pennsylvanians, so many families,” Wolf said.WFMZ: Governor Wolf visits Stroudsburg to discuss opioid abuseTalking about [opioid abuse] is exactly what Governor Wolf wants to happen at these meetings across the state. He says there’s no way the state can arrest its way out of the problem. “It will take money to create more beds for treatment, but that treatment process will be cheaper than incarcerating that person for years,” said Wolf.Times Leader: Gov. Tom Wolf uses roundtable discussions to address opioid problem in PennsylvaniaWith two Republican legislators at his side, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf Friday said he and the GOP-controlled legislature “don’t always agree” on many matters, but when it comes to addressing the ever-increasing opioid problem, the governor said, “We do agree on this.”Citizens Voice: Wolf chairs panel on opioid crisis“We’re trying to find out what we need to do at the state level, recognizing there is much that has to be done at the community level and at the family level,” Wolf said. “I’m sure the Senate and House will have hearings. I’ve been taking notes. I’ve been giving them to DDAP (the state’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention). There were a lot of really good ideas. We will get together and try to figure out what we can do.”PA Homepage: Governor Wolf Continues Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicGovernor Tom Wolf continued his awareness campaign about opioid abuse today in Monroe County. The governor spoke with those in law enforcement and health professionals on the front line of this drug battle. He also heard from those who have lived through the devastation of drug abuse. BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues his Opioid Roundtable Discussions with Stops in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton (Round-up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant May 16, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

An unfinished shell of a property was the perfect canvas on which to build an American southern-style mansion

first_img139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleIt is approached through a grand gated entrance, which has a secure video intercom that connects to the main residence.Entrance to the house itself is via large electronic timber doors. Once inside there is a sweeping staircase.Across the three levels, there is 1400sq m of living space. 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale“It actually was a project,” Mrs Sayle said. “It was a shell of a home; we had to do absolutely everything. Plumbing, electrics, everything.”The couple had lived for many years before that in Anstead, occupying a Tudor home they had just finished renovating.But Mrs Sayle said her husband had wanted to build a home like an American southern mansion, and the Pullenvale property gave them the opportunity to do just that.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhile their children had left home before the move, Mrs Sayle said it had been the perfect place for their 10 grandchildren, who ranged in age from newborn to 21. It had something for everyone to enjoy, whether that was the swimming pool, tennis court, sauna and six-person spa or the billiards room.But the time has now come to consider downsizing, so the couple has listed the grand home for sale through an expressions of interest campaign.Mrs Sayle said she particularly liked the kitchen and entertainment area of the home, as it was where she could host their extended family and friends with plenty of room to move.The home is on 4ha of land. 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleAll bedrooms have ensuites, with five bedrooms on the upper level and one on the ground level. The main bedroom has mountain views and also features a spa bath and robe/dressing room.In the kitchen are dual ovens, a gas cooktop, steam oven and built-in microwave. There is also a butler’s pantry, ZIP hydro tap, and built-in cold room. The outdoor terrace has an outdoor kitchen. Within the basement level of the house is a home theatre which features raised seating.The property also has a temperature-controlled wine cellar which holds 1500 bottles.It will be sold through offers closing June 20 at 5pm, through Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker New Farm.center_img 139 Kamala Drive, PullenvaleWhen Marilyn and Rob Sayle bought their Pullenvale home 14 years ago, it was an unfinished shell.Mrs Sayle said the previous owners of the property at 139 Kamala Drive, Pullenvale had not finished the project when it was offered for sale.The couple held onto it for two years before they started work to complete the home, which took a couple of years.The results were worth the wait.last_img read more

UK decision not to amend rules on fiduciary duty ‘extremely disappointing’

first_imgThe UK will not clarify the fiduciary duties of pension trustees by amending the law, a decision that has been criticised as extremely disappointing by parts of the responsible investment community.In February, the government asked whether it should amend investment regulations for private sector funds, following suggestions from the Law Commission. The Commission said there was a case for changes to the regulation under which trustees have to explain in the Statement of Investment Principles whether environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns were taken into consideration when making investment decisions. Instead, it said new wording should clarify how trustees weigh up ‘financial’ and ‘non-financial’ factors – terminology preferred by the Commission in place of ‘ESG’ – when investing. In its response to the consultation, the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) said amending the regulations to offer distinctions between the two areas “would not necessarily lead to greater clarity for trustees”.The DWP argued trustees were aware of their responsibility to consider such matters, citing surveys conducted by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).The PLSA’s newly appointed stewardship and corporate governance policy lead, Luke Hildyard, cited the same survey when arguing that trustees were aware of their duties.He backed the government’s decision not to amend the regulation, saying it “shares the view that more prescriptive regulation on fiduciary duty isn’t warranted at this time”.However, ShareAction noted that in the same PLSA survey more than one-third of respondents said their trustee boards were unaware of the Law Commission’s report. A review of equity markets led by John Kay, who recommended the launch of the Investor Forum, triggered the report, published in 2014.ShareAction chief executive Catherine Howarth insisted that the government needed “robust” reasons to ignore the commission’s recommendations.“Disagreement from respondents on the detail of changes to regulations falls well short of that standard,” she said.“Why has the government ignored the chance to bring interested stakeholders together to think this through, and instead taken six months to produce an old-school consultation response rejecting change?”The charity in 2014 drafted its own responsible investment bill, seeking to incorporate some of the Kay Review’s proposals into law.UKSIF, the responsible investment association, also voiced its displeasure.Its chief executive Simon Howard said he was “extremely disappointed”.“This represented a key opportunity to help put UK finance on a more sustainable footing, and it has been missed,” he said.UKSIF noted that the DWP’s decision to issue only guidance seemed at odds with the view of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which said in 2014 it would ensure trustees were “empowered”.Howard argued that trustees trying to do the “right thing” despite the current regulatory background deserved “explicit” regulatory support from government that would see those lagging behind required to protect member interests.“The government says guidance from regulators is enough – that is wrong,” he added.“The world’s governments are gathering in Paris to try to address climate change. If the threat is important enough for that, it’s important enough to change some regulations.”Read more about the upcoming climate conference in Paris and the pipeline for renewable infrastructure in the current issue of IPE,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to UK government’s response on fiduciary duty consultationlast_img read more

Laws could be legilstated to deal with the movement of heavy vehicles in and around Roseau

first_img Share LocalNews Laws could be legilstated to deal with the movement of heavy vehicles in and around Roseau by: – June 20, 2011 Tweet 12 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Assistant Superintendent of Police Ms. Yvonne Alexander. File photoAssistant Superintendent of Police and Head of the Traffic Department Yvonne Alexander says authorities are currently discussing legislation in an effort to prevent the movement of heavy duty vehicles and container trucks in the city at certain times.Alexander says policy or legislation will deal with several aspects of the matter, including what routes these vehicles should take.“There are no regulations restricting any vehicles driving along any street but that is being discussed with a view to legislating the movement of these vehicles at particular times of day and on particular roads themselves,” she said.She says officials would have to first meet with truckers to further discuss the matter.“It’s interesting that even some truckers have agreed with us that the movement of these vehicles, especially up hill. It seems that we will get their support and their cooperation,” she added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

P240-K ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgBacolod City – Suspected shabu weighing about 16 grams valued aroundP240,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6. The 36-year-old “high-value” suspectJunel Salazar yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Antidrug operatives inspect items seized from “high-value” suspect Junel Salazar during an entrapment operation in Barangay 6, Bacolod City on Dec. 28. POLICE STATION 3/BCPO Salazar was nabbed after he sold asachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 3 a.m. on Dec.28, the report added.center_img PHOTO BY POLICE STATION 3/BCPO The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of Police Station 3, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

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VP Mike Pence to Visit Orlando To Talk Tourism

first_imgMike Pence is visiting Orlando today, and he may bring good news for the tourism industry. The vice president is scheduled to meet with the governor and tourism officials to discuss possibly reopening some attractions. Pence will also visit a nursing home and deliver some personal protection equipment.Air Force Two is set to land at Orlando International Airport at 11:25 this morning, Eastern time.last_img

ICC World Cup Sri Lanka squad announced; Karunaratne to lead, Dinesh Chandimal misses out

first_imgBefore Sri Lanka, five teams had announced their squad for the premier tournament. Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella were two big names to miss out. Karunarate has been named Sri Lanka captain. Here’s Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad for World Cup:D Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardena.Reserves: Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Perera.Here’s the tweet: New Delhi: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup, becoming the sixth team to do so and with a completely new captain in Dimuth Karunaratne, who hasn’t worn national colored jersey since 2015. The appointment was made public on Wednesday and the selectors met the skipper on Thursday to finalise the team. The big names to miss out are the former captain Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella who were the part of the team frequently since the 2015 World Cup.However, Angelo Mathews, the veteran, has returned after a long haul thanks to his injury issues. He last played in coloured clothing for his country in the Asia Cup on September 17. Apart from Mathews, Lahiru Thirmanne, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis has also made it to the squad. Lasith Malinga, whose retirement news surfaced only recently, has also been included. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

French Ligue 1 Review: El Loco In Trouble After Amiens Thrashing

first_imgLille head coach Marcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa is in big trouble after his team plunged into deeper relegation worries following their emphatic 3-0 loss to Stade Amiens on Monday night.Bielsa’s team started the game with the knowledge that a win would be enough to climb out of the bottom three however it was their hosts who used that motivation to move away from the relegation places.Harrison Manzala Tusumgama scored either side of halftime to give the home side a 2-0 lead before substitute Moussa Konate rounded off the one-sided game five minutes from time.The win was enough to take Amiens above their opponents and seven places upward to 12th spot with a point tally of 15 while Lille stay in the relegation zone with 12 points moving from 18th to 19th in the process. RelatedFrench Ligue 1 Wrap: Monaco Thrash Lille To Pile More Misery On ‘El Loco’September 23, 2017In “Europe”Paying The Penalty! Lille Manager El Loco Suspended By ClubNovember 23, 2017In “Europe”French Ligue 1 Round-Up: No Neymar Show, Mbappe Fires Blank, And Lyon Are Early LeadersAugust 7, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more