Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvanians Can Pick Up Free Naloxone Starting Wednesday

first_img September 16, 2019 National Issues,  Press Release,  PSA,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – As part of the commonwealth’s second Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, Governor Tom Wolf today reminded all Pennsylvanians that the life-saving, overdose-reversal medication naloxone will be available free at more than 95 locations across the state on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 25.“It’s imperative that we do all that we can to help our fellow Pennsylvanians during the ongoing opioid crisis,” Gov. Wolf said. “We can all be first responders if we come across someone who is experiencing an overdose from heroin or opioids and so receiving and carrying naloxone is vital. That’s why I am encouraging all Pennsylvanians to find a location near them and to pick up a free naloxone kit on Sept. 18 or 25.”Gov. Wolf first signed a 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration in January 2018, and recently renewed it for the seventh time. The 17 state agencies working as part of the Opioid Command Center focus on three areas: prevention, rescue and treatment. Naloxone is a rescue component with more than 25,000 lives saved in the state with the medication.“When someone is revived from an overdose, we can help move them into treatment and recovery,” Gov. Wolf said. “Without naloxone, we wouldn’t be able to help so many people suffering from opioid use disorder. With it, we are making a difference.” Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvanians Can Pick Up Free Naloxone Starting Wednesdaycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgNOW: Pensions, Danish FSA, Local Pensions Partnership, Lancashire, LPFA, Maple Financial Group, NN Investment Partners, PGGM, CBRE Global Investors, Syntrus Achmea Real Estate and Finance, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, AMFNOW: Pensions – Henrik Ramlau-Hansen has been appointed non-executive chairman of the commercial board of NOW: Pensions, the UK auto-enrolment subsidiary of Denmark’s ATP. He is replacing ATP’s chief executive Carsten Stendevad in the role. The independent trustee board of NOW: Pensions remains unchanged. Ramlau-Hansen was CFO at Danske Bank between 2011 and 2016, and before that, was chief executive of Danica, a Danske Bank subsidiary and the second-largest commercial pension fund in Denmark, from 2000 to 2010. In September 2016, Ramlau-Hansen was appointed chairman of the Danish FSA.Local Pensions Partnership – Tom Richardson has been appointed chief risk officer of the Local Pensions Partnership (LPP), a collaboration between the Lancashire County Pension Fund and the London Pensions Fund Authority. He will oversee all aspects of LPP’s financial, investment and operational risk management, and sit on the partnership’s main board, as well as the LPP Investments Board. Richardson is replacing Angela Smith, who was filling the role temporarily. He has previously worked for the privately owned financial firm Maple Financial Group.NN Investment Partners – Gabriella Kinder has been appointed manager of NN IP’s €14bn alternative credit boutique. She is to boost the existing team, following the internal promotion of Bart Bakx and Lennart van Mierlo, who have become head of residential real estate and head of commercial real estate lending, respectively. Kinder will be responsible for all illiquid strategies, including residential property, project financing, corporate loans and commercial property loans. She had more than 20 years’ experience in banking and asset management, having worked at MeesPierson and BNP Paribas. PGGM – Maarten Jennen has replaced Maarten van der Spek as director of strategy for private real estate. Jennen joins from CBRE Global Investors, where he was director of investment solutions. He previously worked for ING Real Estate Investment Management (now CBRE GI). Van der Spek recently left PGGM to join the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as a senior strategist in the UAE. He joined the Dutch investor in 2009.Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance — Morella Hessels has been appointed business development manager, responsible for getting new real estate and mortgage mandates from international institutional investors. She has previously worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Northern Trust Global Investments and Tobam.AMF – Fredrik Ronvall, transaction and analysis manager at AMF Fastigheter, the real estate arm of the Swedish pension provider AMF, has been appointed manager and investment manager of unlisted real estate companies in Sweden and abroad at AMF’s asset management business. He will take on the role in addition to his current position.last_img read more

Luxury home at Lark Cl, Clifton Beach provides quiet luxury

first_imgMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago10-12 Lark Close, Clifton Beach“It is on level land, so there is no steep driveways or terraces.“The owners want to downsize and so are reluctantly putting it on the market.“They fell in love when they bought the land around four years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed living in the area in one of the most sought after places in Clifton Beach.”An island-bench, servery and bi-fold windows complete a modern and well-equipped kitchen which opens onto a dining room.An ionised freshwater swimming-pool affords privacy sitting in the midst of three sides of the house and can be viewed from several spaces in the home.Airconditioning has been installed throughout the home, as has a high-capacity solar-system, capable of drastically reducing energy costs.Walk-in robes, a double-garage with ample storage facilities, security-screens, a completely fenced yard, remote-controlled electric gate, Intercom, an outdoor-shower beside the pool and an extensive irrigation system complete the tale of a beautifully crafted property. 10-12 Lark Close, Clifton BeachMr Frohlich said Clifton Beach was one of the most beautiful Coral Sea destinations and just minutes away from neighbours Palm Cove to the north and Kewarra Beach to the south.The beachside appeal, close to work, schools and other amenities could prove the perfect choice for buyers new to the region.“The region provides multiple choices of restaurants, bars and cafes, golf courses, tennis courts, shopping centres as well as a variety of shops, trades and medical practitioners; this well-balanced infrastructure and amenities covers all needs,” Mr Frohlich said.“The International Airport Cairns and the CBD can be reached in less than half an hour.“James Cook University and Smithfield, with a wider range of shopping facilities, brewery and access to the Tablelands via the Kennedy Highway, is just a few minutes away by car or public transport.” 10-12 Lark Close, Clifton BeachA LIFE of quiet luxury awaits the new owners of a prestigious and elegant property set in the hills along Cairns’ popular northern beaches.A timeless and open style of architecture shows off the building’s best assets and immerses the property in its pristine natural environment. center_img 10-12 Lark Close, Clifton BeachSet on 4246sq m of parklike gardens, the urban congestion of the Captain Cook Highway will certainly seem like hours away.Raine & Horne Palm Cove senior sales and marketing agent Gunther Frolich said the 355sq m Clifton Beach property was built just three years ago and features four bedrooms and two bathrooms.“A spacious state of the art master-bedroom, two offices and an open-plan living area with an artfully integrated, switch-operated, open gas-pebble fireplace provides the home with flair and a warm ambience,” he said.“The owners have loved the very large patio positioned at the rear of the property – the outlook is just gorgeous.last_img read more

DNO completes Origo acquisition

first_imgDNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator,  has completed the the acquisition of Origo Exploration Holding AS, a privately-held oil and gas exploration company with a focus offshore Norway and the United Kingdom.The transaction has been approved by regulatory authorities in both Norway and the United Kingdom.Rebranded DNO Norge AS, the company is now a wholly-owned, Stavanger-based, subsidiary of DNO.Following the acquisition, DNO returns to the North Sea with stakes in 11 exploration and appraisal licenses, of seven of which are on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and four on the UK Continental Shelf.In its previous announcement DNO said it would assume Origo’s drilling commitments and license obligations with an effective date of March 31, 2017, with certain working capital adjustments. DNO also said it would retain Origo’s management, staff, and headquarters in Stavanger.Origo was launched in 2014 by founding members of two private equity-funded exploration companies, Revus Energy ASA and Agora Oil & Gas AS.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Motivated chess player Sheriffa Ali striving for a Grand Master title

first_imgDRIVEN by her determination, 17-year-old Sheriffa Ali stands out in many ways in Guyana’s chess arena.The former St Joseph High student is currently Guyana’s only Women Candidate Master (WCM) and while she is not the first, she is the youngest, and with just a FIDE rating of 1 411.But that’s still a far cry from where Ali is headed. The aspiring doctor is aiming for that ultimate Grand Master (GM) title, which she anticipates will be in the very near future.“I want to be a Grandmaster (GM) before I’m 30 years old,” she stated.But it won’t come easy for Ali. Of the 1 541 GM currently in the world, only 33 are women, so it’s going to be quite a challenge. But the challenge is what Ali loves most about playing chess.“I am a very competitive person and I love that … chess challenges me,” Ali said.And while chess itself is a challenge, finding the time to train is another uphill task for Ali when she was a student.Sheriffa Ali deep in concentration during one of her matches at last year’s Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.“It was a bit challenging since chess requires keen attention and intense studying, but because of my passion for the game it didn’t affect me much. I made time to practise.”But the challenge is not all that she loves about this strategic game that tests one’s mental skills.“Chess has helped me on a personal level as well. It taught me how to be patient in many aspects of my life and also boosts my planning, management and evaluation skills.“Chess promotes brain growth, increases problem-solving skills, teaches you planning, and improves your memory. The game can be really helpful to your school and personal life, since it assists with many aspects,” Ali stated.Ali achieved her first FIDE rating after performing favourably at the World Chess Federation (FIDE) 42 Chess Olympiad last September.At her first international tournament, Ali secured four wins and three draws to earn 5.5 points.That gave Ali exactly the 55% success rate that she needed to secure her WCM title.Outside of specific matches, the female chess players actually need to attain a FIDE rating of 2000 before they could get the title. In essence, Ali’s win helped fast-track her climb in the FIDE rankings table.With little opportunities for external exposure, Ali tries the make the best of what she can, with whatever tournaments she can attend. However, unlike other competitive areas, chess has the advantage of being able to compete with players across the world via electronic means.Since playing her first game back in 2007, Ali has played in a number of national tournaments, and has been a repeating fixture on Guyana’s Inter-Guiana Games since 2011.In 2014 she also took part in the Loper Klasse Open Rapid tournament in Suriname where she secured the first place in the Knight category.last_img read more

USC announces plans for $70-million athletic facility

first_imgFor a long time, USC has had world-class athletes play on its nationally successful teams despite lacking a top-notch athletic center.That’s about to change.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden announced plans this morning for a new two-story, 110,000 square foot, $70-million athletic building to replace the outdated, cramped facilities in Heritage Hall. The new building will be built where the current intramural field is, just west of Heritage Hall. The intramural field will then move next door between the new building and Loker Track Stadium as the Music Practice and Instructional Center (PIC) will be demolished. “I am delighted that the president and university leaders share our vision about the necessity and value of this new athletic building,” Haden said in a press release. “This facility has been in the formative stages for a while now and I am excited that we are ready to move forward. While Heritage Hall will always be the central point of our athletic department, the reality is that we have outgrown Heritage Hall and we are badly undersized and overcrowded in there. This new building will be the finest of its kind anywhere and will provide our student-athletes every opportunity to succeed academically and athletically.”Groundbreaking for the new center will begin in January and will take about 18 months to complete. The new building will have a basement that connects to Heritage Hall’s basement and will include a weight room that is more than three times larger than the current weight room in Heritage Hall. It will also feature a much larger training room (18,000 square feet compared to the current 2,900 square feet) and a football locker room and lounge that will have access to the football practice field across the street.The ground floor will feature a new student-academic services area as a well as a vaulted lobby and outdoor courtyard. Football will mostly take over the second floor with coaches’ offices and video and meeting rooms. There will also be an outdoor patio.The project is expected to cost $70 million, which will cover the building, a maintenance endowment and renovation of the vacated space in Heritage Hall, which will remain in use as a home for athletic department staff, workout area and a new student-athlete lounge.last_img read more

PKL 2019: Details about the October schedule and PKL playoffs

first_imgLast Updated: 1st October, 2019 11:19 IST PKL 2019: Details About The October Schedule And PKL Playoffs PKL season 7, which had begun in July, will be coming to an end in October 2019. Here is the PKL schedule for October, along with the playoff details. Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula Friday Since PKL season 7 follows the double round-robin format, each of the 12 teams have to face each other twice. This PKL started in July, and will now come to an end in October. In October, there will be a few remaining matches, after which the PKL playoffs will begin. As per the current PKL Standings, Dabang Delhi KC, Bengal Warriors and Haryana Steelers have already advanced to the playoffs. As a total of six teams should qualify, the games held in October will decide the remaining three teams. Also read | PKL 2019 Top Defenders: Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Vishal Bhardwaj And MorePKL Schedule: October 2019 20:30 DAY MATCH Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula TIME (IST) 19:30 Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula 19:30 Oct 4 20:30 U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls Wednesday Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Oct 4 Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas 20:30 DATE 19:30 Monday Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida COMMENT Oct 2 Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates  Friday FOLLOW US Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls 20:30 Oct 9 Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans Oct 11 Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida 20:30 Oct 5 Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Fortunegiants WATCH US LIVE Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Oct 7 Oct 6 19:30 Wednesday 19:30center_img Oct 11 Dabang Delhi KC vs U Mumba UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan 19:30 20:30 UP Yoddha vs Dabang Delhi KC Wednesday Wednesday Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Thursday Oct 7 Saturday Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida 20:30 19:30 Sunday U Mumba vs Patna Pirates Thursday Devika Pawar Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula Oct 5 LIVE TV 19:30 Friday Oct 6 Sunday Oct 10 SUBSCRIBE TO US VENUE  Monday Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Oct 9 First Published: 1st October, 2019 11:19 IST UP Yoddha vs Bengaluru Bulls Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida Written By Oct 3 Also read | PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas Vs U Mumba Live Streaming, Where To WatchThe playoffs will begin on October 14, after a three-day gap. The Eliminator 1 and 2 will be held on that day. The semi-finals are scheduled for October 16. The winning teams will play the finals on Saturday, October 19. All the PKL playoffs will take place at the EKA Arena in Ahmedabad.Also read | PKL Playoffs: Brief Overview Of The Playoffs Scenario For This SeasonAlso read | PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas Vs U Mumba Match Result, Highlights Friday Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan 19:30 Oct 2 Saturdaylast_img read more

UAE seals showdown with West Indies

first_imgUnited Arab Emirates has booked their spot alongside West Indies at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe starting next month, after beating Nepal by seven runs to win the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 title held in Namibia on Wednesday.With the triumph, UAE have been installed in Group A of the March 4-25 tournament, along with the likes of Ireland, the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea.Nepal, meanwhile, will do battle in Group B alongside Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Scotland and hosts Zimbabwe.UAE skipper Rohan Mustafa warned that based on the tenacity displayed over the last week, his side would be a force to be reckoned with throughout the upcoming qualifiers.“This performance has been such a morale booster that I am sure we will do much better in the World Cup qualifiers,” he said.“The way we have fought back [from defeats during the tournament shows that we will be a hard team to beat in the World Cup qualifiers.”West Indies, the highest ranked side in the tournament, open their campaign on March 6 against UAE at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare.The Caribbean side will then take on PNG two days later, Ireland on March 10 before wrapping up their preliminary round with a clash against the Netherlands.Following the preliminaries, the top three from each group will advance to the Super Sixes where they will each play three matches against teams they did not meet in the preliminaries.The finalists will secure the final two berths at the ICC World Cup scheduled for England next year from May 30 to July 15.West Indies failed in their bid for an automatic qualification spot after falling outside the top eight in the one-day rankings at the September 30 cut-off date last year.Hosts England, along with the remaining top seven teams, all earned direct qualification.last_img read more

New Boys & Girls Club to Serve Youth in Yelm

first_imgFacebook443Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County (BGCTC) has approved a memo of understanding (MOU) with the City of Yelm to establish a Boys & Girls Clubs in the recently vacated City Hall building. This decision comes after the invitation by Yelm Community Schools administrators and months of planning and collaboration with community leaders and supporters.“Our board and staff is excited to answer this call to serve Yelm youth and their families with a new Boys & Girls Club, but this is just the beginning,” said Chris Woods, BGCTC CEO. “Continued engagement with our community partners and Yelm residents will help us to grow the new Club and serve all youth who want to attend.”The Yelm Boys & Girls Club will be the sixth Thurston County Club to serve school-aged youth during out-of-school hours with quality programs led by highly-trained youth development professionals. The Club experience helps youth see success is possible and ensures members are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for future. Young people attending the Club experience fun and nurturing activities focused on supporting academic success, living healthy lifestyles, and demonstrating good character and citizenship.Following BGCTC board approval, several initiatives are now underway to determine readiness of Club operations and the number of youth served: fundraising, facility adjustments, staffing, and further collaboration with the Yelm community. “Our priority as we grow is to work with Yelm Community Schools to make sure kids who most need the support and safety of the Club after school have a place to come,” added Woods.Updates on potential dates of operation and registration details will be posted at bgctc.org and the BTCTC Facebook page (@BGCTC).last_img read more

Coronavirus psychosis surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img7 “The crown virus psychosis exceeds the popularity of Cristiano Ronaldo”, Explain Tuttosport In one of the articles. Italy is on alert for the high number of cases registered in the country, which has forced six games to be played A series of this day behind closed doors. “Amuchina” surpassed “Cristiano Ronaldo”, the Juventus footballer, as a keyword on Monday. In addition, the associated searches “Condogno” (one of the most exposed places “and “Esselunga home” (a chain of supermarkets that sends you the food at home), also had a great peak of searches at seven in the afternoon of last Sunday.Juventus – Inter Milan, pending televisionThe meeting between Juventus and Inter Milan will be played behind closed doors by the coronavirus. However, the chain Sky, which owns the television rights of the meeting, has issued a statement in which it says it intends to broadcast the meeting in open, since many fans will not be able to move to the stadium. However, the decision is not only yours, and they are waiting for the leaders of the Italian league to approve this decision, since without his approval it would not be possible to issue the meeting in open.On the other hand, the mayor of Lyon has shown that some 3,000 fans travel to the French city to see the round of 16 meeting of the Champions League.center_img And the risk of contagion has been transferred to the network, where the number of searches related to the coronavirus has skyrocketed. A study conducted by the company AvantGrade collects the visits received by “Amuchina”, the gel disinfectant that everyone wants to buy to prevent the disease.last_img read more