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Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf toured the neonatal intensive care unit at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, which has been selected as a center of excellence. Magee has approximately 10,000 births a year, with roughly 600 babies showing signs of neonatal abstinence syndrome. A baby in the hospital’s NICU, the largest in the Commonwealth, can require care for up to two months.The governor also hosted a roundtable with local leaders and hospital officials to discuss his administration’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic and how the state can continue this fight. The 2016-2017 budget included $20.4 million for Centers of Excellence which serve as central, efficient hubs around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.“Ensuring that Pennsylvanians have access to the mental health and substance use care that they need is a priority for my administration. Every day, we lose ten Pennsylvanians to the disease of opioid addiction and 3,500 Pennsylvanians lost their lives in 2015 alone,” said Governor Wolf. “Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is doing incredible work in helping women battling substance use disorder and babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. I will continue to fight for additional resources to make sure we are doing everything we can to put people on the road to recovery.”“We are fortunate to have the support of Governor Wolf and to have received Center of Excellence funding for not only the Pregnancy Recovery Center at Magee, but also for drug and alcohol behavioral health services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC and for general medical patient management through UPMC Internal Medicine,” said Steven Shapiro, M.D., chief medical and scientific officer, UPMC. “These are meaningful funds that are going to excellent use throughout our health system to care for some of our most vulnerable patients.”In late September, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to outline a set of shared, specific legislative goals that would help tackle the opioid and heroin crisis. Together with Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, Governor Wolf made a commitment to prioritize helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease.During the fall session, we made real progress in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.If you or someone you know is suffering from substance use disorder, help is available. Please visit pa.gov/opioids or call 1-800-662-HELP.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Tours Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Hosts Roundtable to Discuss State Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic January 20, 2017 read more
A group of environment law campaigners has accused the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of failing to grasp the magnitude of the financial risks investors and businesses face from climate change.This latest attack on the under-fire audit and financial-reporting watchdog comes in response to the FRC’s submission to a consultation on the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) project.In its statement, ClientEarth, an EU-based non-governmental organisation, said the FRC’s response to the TCFD recommendations was an indication of the regulator’s attitude to its role in enforcing climate risk reporting rules.Alice Garton, a lawyer at ClientEarth, said: “The signs coming from the FRC in this response are worrying. They suggest the regulator – when it comes to climate risk – is not effectively ensuring high-quality reporting to foster investment. This is the very purpose of the FRC’s oversight role. “The FRC’s reluctance to step in and take on its responsibilities leaves an enforcement gap, which will impact negatively on investors. It is not the role of investors to police reporting to the market – that is the regulator’s job.“The response suggests that, even with these recommendations in place, the FRC will fail to effectively regulate the market when it comes to climate risk disclosure.”When asked for comment, an FRC spokesperson said: “The FRC supports the publication of the TCFD as a stimulus to develop thinking and practice in this area. We agree that climate change is an area that boards need to consider when identifying the principal risks and uncertainties facing the company, when disclosing information about environmental matters (including the impact of a company’s business on the environment), and when describing the company’s strategy. We also agree that information on climate change is important for investors when making investment decisions and support clear and concise disclosures of climate risk for those entities where the impact is material.”The charge that the FRC has failed to step in and regulate follows a claim made by Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) that the watchdog had failed to compel companies to report on how they have complied with section s172 of the Companies Act 2006.Section 172 requires company directors to “act in the way he considers, in good faith, would be most likely to promote the success of the company for the benefit of its members as a whole”.ClientEarth put the issue of s172 under the spotlight last August when it fired off two regulatory complaints to the FRC against UK listed companies SOCO International plc and Cairn Energy plc. The complaints alleged a number of breaches of the duty to report compliance with s172.Both companies rejected the complaint and told IPE that they believed they were in compliance with requirements of the Companies Act. The FRC has declined to comment, citing confidentiality.Meanwhile, in its response to the FSB’s climate change task force, the FRC said it welcomed the TCFD initiative.But it warned: “[W]e are concerned that the size, complexity and detail of the recommendations may impair their usefulness.“There are risks that, on the one hand, some companies will be dissuaded from engaging because they consider the recommendations to be too onerous or, on the other hand, the recommendations will lead to disproportionate focus on one risk, irrespective of its specific impact on a company or the other potentially more immediate and significant risks it faces.”The watchdog’s stance on the utility and scope of the disclosure proposals puts it on a potential collision course with the other regulatory bodies around the world.The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, recently signalled that investors currently lack the information they need to respond to the challenge of climate change. read more
15 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share NewsRegional OAS secretary general regrets new Alabama law by: – October 3, 2011 José Miguel Insulza. Image via: Oas.orgWASHINGTON, USA — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Saturday expressed regret at the harshness that immigration law HB 56, passed in the State of Alabama, represents to the lives of thousands of immigrants arriving in the United States from Latin American countries “to exchange their hard labour for a better quality of life and hopes that, in many cases, their own countries cannot offer them.” Laws such as HB 56, he emphasized, “seek to artificially suppress natural processes and exacerbate feelings of discrimination and xenophobia towards immigrants.”“It is not up to me to comment on decisions made by national courts, but I have always said that experience shows that until now the search for solutions to the problem of irregular immigration through restrictive and punitive measures has not been effective,” Insulza said. He added that “what is most surprising is that HB 56 denies access to education not only to Hispanic children but to American children whose parents have an irregular migration status.” In this respect, the secretary general said that “education is a human right as much as a vital medium for promoting peace and respect for human rights and fundamental liberties,” and asserted that “to contribute to build a more peaceful world, education must be universal and accessible equally to all. Gabriela Mistral has said it: the future of children is always today. Tomorrow is too late.”According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, childhood poverty among Hispanics in the United States breaks records. More Latino children live in poverty — 6.1 million in 2010 — than children in any other racial or ethnic group.The OAS secretary general applauded the steps taken by the federal government of the United States to take this legislation to the Supreme Court.Caribbean News Now read more
Residents called the police after thesuspect allegedly fired his gun around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, a police reportshowed. He was detained in the custodialfacility of the Sagay City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition RegulationAct./PN A 9mm-caliber revolver with four livebullets were seized from 34-year-old resident Ramil Divinigracia. Divinigracia failed to show pertinentpapers proving his legal ownership of the weapon, police said. BACOLOD City – A man was arrested inBarangay Rafaela Barrera, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Del Rosario and Morales’ suit was a “futile exercise” and the ICC was right in dismissing it for lack of territorial and personal jurisdiction. According to the complainants, Xi and other officials were responsible for the destruction of the environment and the loss of marine resources in the area due to the creation of artificial islands, militarization, and various other activities./PN “In contrast, the Morales-Del Rosario tandem resorted to an ineffective process, evidently for its propaganda value,” he said. Panelo added that the ICC neither has jurisdiction over the Philippines, as the court failed to comply with the publication requirement in accordance with due process under the Philippine Constitution. According to Panelo, President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen an effective mode accepted under International Law of directly engaging the People’s Republic of China in bilateral negotiations to resolve the South China Sea dispute in a peaceful, expedient and efficacious manner. MANILA – Malacañang has recognized the International Criminal Court’s decision to junk the suit lodged by former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials. “Apparently wanting to still milk the issue for media mileage to advance their pretended nationalism, they are still bent in pursuing their wrong tact despite the rejection of their complaint,” the Palace spokesperson added, citing the appeal planned by Del Rosario and Morales. Del Rosario and Morales sued Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua last March of committing crimes against humanity in connection with Beijing’s activities to gain control over most of the resource-rich South China Sea. “This dismissal is consistent with our previous stand that the filing of the complaint is a futile exercise, as the ICC has no jurisdiction over China, it being not a state member,” Panelo said. read more
NBA great Patrick Ewing has left hospital and is recovering at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his son said on Monday. The 57-year-old Hall-of-Famer was hospitalised last week after announcing he had tested positive for the coronavirus.However the former New York Knicks star and current Georgetown University coach is now on the mend at home, his son Patrick Ewing Jr. said on Twitter.Patrick Ewing has left hospital and is recovering at home after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his son said Monday“I want to thank all of the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of my father during his stay, as well as everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers to us since his diagnosis,” Ewing Jr. wrote.“My father is now home and getting better. We’ll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC guidelines. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones.” Loading… Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Read Also: Lewandowski, Haaland tackle one another for Bundesliga titleEwing, who was a member of the 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning “Dream Team”, and also won Olympic gold in 1984, played 17 seasons in the NBA, mostly for the Knicks, earning 11 All-Star selections.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more
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Steve Bruce’s side had to play with 10 men for more than an hour after the dismissal, for an apparent head-butt, but held out well against a Canaries side that looked lacklustre. The win was a big relief to Sagbo, who had performed a classic hero-to-villain vignette just a few minutes after winning the penalty that Robbie Brady slotted home for the only goal of the match. Hull have a dependable penalty expert in Irish midfielder Brady, and he made no mistake as John Ruddy dived the wrong way. Having won the spot-kick, within five minutes Sagbo found himself sent off for an off-the-ball clash with Russell Martin. Words were exchanged between the pair before Sagbo advanced on his opponent and made contact – also pretty minimal – with his forehead and Jones wasted no time in showing the red card. That should have been the spark to fire up Norwich but the visitors looked lacklustre with Huddlestone’s calming presence in midfield. Aluko, again proving a difficult customer for the Norwich defence, wriggled into space but shot just wide as Hull made light of being a player down to end the half in control. There was a greater sense of spirit from the visitors in the second half but they appeared to lack the creativity to unlock their opponents’ defence. Jonny Howson twice tried his luck from long range, the first easily collected by McGregor and the second lofted too high, before the Hull keeper produced a save of real quality to keep out Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s towering header. Even in six minutes injury-time though, Norwich appeared unadventurous, and had Hull had a bit more sharpness they could have wrapped it up in style. Press Association Hull will be buoyed by the three points, and the impact of former Tottenham duo Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore making their first starts in central midfield. Scoring goals will no doubt be the issue for the Tigers in the future – Bruce makes no secret that that is going to be his side’s chief challenge, for despite finishing second in the Championship last season the Tigers scored five fewer goals than relegated Peterborough. Considering that statistic, it was no surprise to see Norwich being the more adventurous side in the early stages and Leroy Fer, who was suspended for the opening match of the campaign, putting in a prodigious leap at the far post to meet Steven Whittaker’s cross. It looks as though his header was in, but Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor was relieved to see it miss the upright. With goals set to be hard to come by, McGregor looks to be an important signing in turns of keeping them out, and he pulled off a full-length diving save to deny Nathan Redmond. But just as it looked as though it was going to be the Canaries dominating events, Hull began to show some attacking spirit. The tricky Sone Aluko pulled off a deft backheel which wrong-footed the Norwich defence and left Slovenian skipper Robert Koren clear on goal – but he scooped over and a golden opportunity had gone begging. The first key event of the match arrived with 20 minutes gone, when former Tiger Michael Turner was penalised for a shove on Sagbo as the forward attempted to reach a deep cross. The contact looked minimal but there were some half-hearted appeals, and more in hope than expectation so there was no little degree of surprise when referee Mike Jones pointed to the spot. Hull survived the sending off of Ivory Coast striker Yannick Sagbo to record what could prove a crucial 1-0 victory over Norwich. read more
Colin Kaepernick is sticking to his word when he promised to give back to his community. The former NFL quarterback was spotted in Oakland, California’s “Tent City” this weekend feeding the homeless and supplying them with much needed help on his 32nd birthday.He partnered up with his foundation, Know Your Rights Camp, and provided backpacks filled with snacks, socks, shampoo, and more. Additionally, he also provided a food truck that fed all consumers on his dime. Kaepernick has been using his name and his foundation to provide for his community since at least 2016 when he was forced out of the NFL due to his National Anthem protest.While he is no longer playing in the NFL, Kaepernick seemed to be in great spirits as he handed out backpacks, food, and posed photos with fans.