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BLOG: MAP: A Look at the Wolf Administration’s Opioid Epidemic Outreach

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: MAP: A Look at the Wolf Administration’s Opioid Epidemic Outreach Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Over the past few months, Governor Wolf, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, and other members of the Wolf Administration, have made 27 stops to discuss the importance of battling the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania and to advocate for $34 million to fight the opioid crisis in the final budget.Take a look at the map of their stops here:In 2014, nearly 2,500 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more individuals each year than motor vehicle accidents.Governor Wolf and other members of his administration, including Secretary Tennis, Dr. Levine, Secretary Wetzel, Secretary Dallas, and Director of Homeland Security Marcus Brown, have held bipartisan roundtables throughout the state to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for the Wolf Administration and these events have been an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure that Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.In addition to the governor’s community roundtables, Dr. Levine has been stopping at pharmacies in order to remind Pennsylvania residents and pharmacists that a doctor’s prescription is not needed to obtain the life-saving opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone. Last October, Dr. Levine signed a standing order that makes it possible for all Pennsylvania residents to access the life-saving drug naloxone.center_img June 21, 2016 By: Darwin Paz, Digital Assistantlast_img read more

This near 100-year-old Wynnum West home exceeded expectation at auction

first_img77 Regent Street, Wynnum WestA WYNNUM West property with half an acre of land has sold for the first time in almost 100 years.The home at 77 Regent St sold for $1.4 million under the hammer on February 17.The seller was born at the property in the original homestead 93 years ago. He built the existing home on the land, which had been in his family for 97 years.Ray White Manly sales associate John Ford said both he and the family had underestimated the level of demand for the home.“(The sale price) was a lot higher than anyone anticipated,” he said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202077 Regent Street, Wynnum WestMr Ford said up to 80 people attended the auction, 28 of which were registered bidders. The bidding started at just over $1 million before a young couple bought the property.“The size of the land was probably the most attractive feature, but the solidly built house was really attractive to people that wanted to move into it,” he said.Mr Ford said that it was a unique property as there were not many available like this left in the area. “I’ve not seen any block this size with this sort of shape,” he said.When big blocks hit the market, Mr Ford said they sold quickly.last_img read more

Jadestone takes Ensco jack-up rig for infill drilling on Stag field

first_imgOil and gas company Jadestone Energy has signed a rig contract for infill drilling on the Stag oilfield located offshore Australia.Jadestone informed on Monday that Ensco Australia had agreed to provide the Ensco 107 jack-up drilling rig to Jadestone, after completion of its current operation in Dampier, Western Australia.Jadestone intends to drill the Stag-49H well from the Stag wellhead platform, as a horizontal oil producer, targeting unswept pay in the Stag reservoir southwest of the platform. The well will target approximately 1.2 mmbbl of incremental oil reserves from the field.The company is planning to spud the Stag-49H well in early March 2019 and drilling operations are expected to take approximately 34 days.Paul Blakeley, President and CEO commented “I am pleased to have signed the rig contract with Ensco to drill Stag-49H, the first infill well at the Stag field since 2013, and an important milestone for the company too.”The Stag oilfield was acquired by Jadestone through its wholly-owned subsidiary Jadestone Australia on November 11, 2016.The field was developed using a fixed leg, 12 slot manned central processing facility platform with a liquids production capacity of 50,000 bbl/d, of which 30,000 bbl/d is for oil. This is connected, by an eight inch underwater export pipeline, to a pipeline end manifold and floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO), via a catenary anchor leg mooring buoy. Shuttle tankers transfer the oil from the FSO to shore.It is worth reminding that the Ensco 107 drilling rig was used last year to drill the Dorado-1 well, which turned out to be one of largest oil discoveries ever on the Australian North West Shelf.last_img read more

200km charity run changing perceptions

first_imgYou might remember a story on how a man is attempting to run 200km for fire safety and burns prevention.The walk has begun….The 200km charitable running challenge from Aflao to Accra has seen the team led by Kwame Anane-Crane reach over 1200 people so far. The message of fire safety and burns prévention has been taken to three major Senior high schools along the way.The run started off at Aflao border on Sunday morning and continued for 21kms to Agbozume where the team spoke to local sports clubs and students of some secondary schools.On Monday 25th April the team pressed ahead to Abor secondary school and Akatsi SecTech where over à 1000 students were engaged and later took the pledge to handle fire and hot substances with care to avoid accidents.The outreach team also showed participants crucial first aid actions in response to burns. The Burns support run is an initiative of Crane’s Appeal which aims to use sports and the physical challenge of à long distance run to reach as many students and local communities as possible on the road from Aflao to Accra. The event is supported by the plastic and reconstructive surgery unit of the Korle Bu teaching hospital.A huge number of cases brought to the hospital come from accidents involving hot liquids and gas explosions.All participants who attended the awareness events agreed to do the following and talk to others too:1. Avoid transporting hot substances from one place to the other. Someone could run into you or you could even trip.2. Gas cylinders should be kept outside the kitchen in an airy place. The connecting tubes should be checked and replaced regularly to avoid leaks. 3. In homes with young children, hot food should not be served on tables covered with a table cloth. Kids cab easily pull the cloth and spill the contents.4. In the immediate aftermath of à burn, the most effective first aid is to pour a lot of normal water on the affected place before heading for medical care.The run is scheduled to end in Accra on Monday 9th May.To support, volunteer, join or track the progress of this 200km challenge, you can follow the team on Twitter @craneappeal.  All interested donors can contact the team on 0264646449 or 0267052451 – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Tom Brady’s ageless act carries Patriots QB to new best-of-all-time discussion

first_imgIn the aftermath of the Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl 53, New England quarterback Tom Brady was asked what’s next.”Monday,” Brady said to assembled media in Atlanta. “And some rest. I’m looking forward to some rest.” Seriously, this has been going on for 20 years.So, yes, get some rest Monday.We’re talking to Brady. Everybody else better be working if they want to catch him. In other words, there is still more where Sunday’s result came from before the QB retires. Brady, who turns 42 in August, made it clear in the week leading up to his sixth Super Bowl victory that he was not ready to end his career just yet.But for how long is he going to do this?MORE PATRIOTS:Gronk’s greatest moment | Why No. 6 mattersWith Super Bowl 53 tied in the fourth quarter, Brady showed one more time why there is no need for an expiration date. He completed all four passes for 67 yards on the go-ahead touchdown drive, a vintage Brady possession that included two downfield connections with Rob Gronkowski, a dart over the middle to eventual Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman and a checkdown to Rex Burkhead. Sony Michel scored what would be the game-winning touchdown with a two-yard run.”Just do your best every day,” Brady said when explaining how the Patriots keep their dynasty alive. “Coach makes it a challenging football environment. The pressure is always on for moments like this, because you have to rise to the occasion.”But, seriously, for how long is he going to keep doing this?When the pressure is highest, Brady continues to get the job done, and there are too many examples to count. He did it in Super Bowl 51 against Atlanta. He did it in Super Bowl 36 against the Rams. He even did it in college with a 10-play, 77-yard drive that broke a tie between Michigan and Ohio State.That was in 1999. This has been going on for 20 years. Brady’s age-related accomplishments are even more impressive when compared to those of other Hall of Fame QBs, past and future. Drew Brees just turned 40. Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers hits 36 next season. Brees has some regular-season records over Brady, and Rodgers might have superior raw talent, but Brees and Rodgers have won a combined two Super Bowls.Brett Favre, Warren Moon and Johnny Unitas played into their 40s, but they were exceptions. Otto Graham retired at 34. The stars of the 1970s, Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach, were done at 35 and 37, respectively. Joe Montana, John Elway and Dan Marino all retired at 38. Manning was done at 39.Brady is still going strong at 41, and that might be his most amazing accomplishment of all. Brady could retire after next season, or he could play three or four more years. Either scenario seems possible. And every time it looks like the dynasty is over, Brady ends up hoisting another Lombardi Trophy.MORE: The greatest dynasties in sports historyNow Brady enters is 20th NFL season with everyone else still chasing the Patriots. Now with nine Super Bowl appearances and six Super Bowl championships, including three titles in the last five years, Brady has distanced himself from the greatest QB of all time discussion and barged into the greatest athlete of all time discussion, which includes legends such as Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. One can try to negotiate Brady out of that debate, but he or she would be wrong in doing so.The only question now is how much longer Brady wants to play. His post-age-40 success is already greater than that of the aformentioned legends.Federer is 37. Ali and Jordan both retired for good at 39. Woods, 43, last won a major tournament at the 2008 U.S. Open. Brady’s accomplishments at 40 or older are in the realm of Jack Nicklaus, who won The Masters at 46.Barry Bonds was 42 when he broke Hank Aaron’s home-run record, but there is an asterisk that will forever be affixed with that milestone. Critics will want to do the same with Brady, considering the Spygate and Deflategate scandals that impacted his career. But unlike Bonds, Brady will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.last_img read more