Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with Adapt Pharma to Offer Free Narcan to Schools

first_img February 01, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced today that his administration has partnered with Adapt Pharma to increase statewide access to the naloxone drug, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Adapt will provide a free carton of Narcan Nasal Spray, one brand of naloxone, to all Pennsylvania public schools.Governor Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Education, Drug and Alcohol Programs, and State to praise the partnership as another crucial step to combat the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.“I am thrilled to announce my administration’s next step in the fight against the opioid epidemic,” said Governor Wolf. “By equipping trained professionals in schools with this drug, we are providing another way to save Pennsylvanian lives. It is our responsibility to give these struggling individuals another chance at life.”Pennsylvania is the first state to implement this program, sponsored by Adapt Pharma in partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an Initiative of the Clinton Foundation. Pennsylvania public high schools will also have access to new educational materials and training developed by the National Association of School Nurses as part of the program.Under this program, Adapt Pharma and the Clinton Foundation are offering every public high school in the country one free carton of NARCAN Nasal Spray. The distribution of the cartons will be facilitated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through school nurses. Adapt Pharma has provided a grant to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to support their educational efforts around opioid overdose in schools. The grant will allow NASN to develop and disseminate educational materials to the nation’s school nurses and the students and families they work with every day.“We understand the crucial role schools can play to change the course of the opioid overdose epidemic by working with students and families,” said Seamus Mulligan, Chairman and CEO of Adapt Pharma. “We want every high school in the country to be prepared for an opioid emergency by having access to a carton of NARCAN Nasal Spray at no cost. We look forward to working with our partners to implement these initiatives, which build on the significant progress being made by legislators and community groups.”The Wolf Administration has made the fight against heroin a top priority. Some of the administration’s initiatives include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone, so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; and training Pennsylvania Capitol Police to administer and carry naloxone.In addition to these actions, the Wolf Administration is currently working to develop the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction. This program was the recipient of two federal grants last year: the 2015 federal Harold Rogers grant for $409,000 and a CDC grant of $900,000 to enhance, maximize, and support the implementation of ABC-MAP.“Opioid addiction is the most pressing health threat in Pennsylvania today and the availability of naloxone is a critical component in our broad effort to address it,” said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy. “This generous donation will ensure that all public schools across the Commonwealth have access to naloxone. As a result many more lives will be saved and those young people, with their futures ahead of them, will be able to receive the treatment they need.”“This partnership will educate and equip our schools’ trained medical professionals to use this lifesaving tool,” said Department of Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “Trained professionals in our schools can reduce response time and allow them to provide swift treatment to any individual overdosing in a school.”“In rural areas, it may take longer for emergency first responders to reach patients,” said Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis. “Thus stocking this medication on school grounds can prevent many unnecessary deaths. We need to ensure that anyone who might be in a position to encounter an opioid overdose has access to this lifesaving antidote.”“The Department of State licenses and regulates 447,593 professionals in the health fields,” said Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés. “We are distributing information to the Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy on the dangers of opioids as part of our commitment to protect the health and safety of the public.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with Adapt Pharma to Offer Free Narcan to Schoolslast_img read more

Eastern Cape’s 2010 festivals

first_img29 April 2010 A myriad of festivities awaits football fans visiting South Africa’s Eastern Cape – where the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is situated – for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. The province will be alight with a fever of festivals, from culture in Grahamstown to cultured oysters in Knysna, from surfer’s paradise in Jeffreys Bay to wonder on the “Wild Coast”. A major attraction for tourists looking for a dose of culture in the “province of festivals” will be the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, running over 15 days from 20 June through 4 July.National Arts Festival, Grahamstown The festival is South Africa’s premier annual arts and culture event, hosting both top-notch international acts and South Africa’s best known performers, writers, directors, musicians, dancers and choreographers – “a great mix”, says National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester. “It is a melting point of ideas and creative energy that will invigorate and excite anyone … We look forward to welcoming the world,” said Lankester. With almost 500 productions and 2 500 performances, it will be a cultural welcome unlike any other. And this year’s event has been specially structured to attract football fans. “With the World Cup in mind, we want to showcase the best South Africa has to offer across every genre so our performers can put their work at the feet of the world,” Lankester said. “Because the World Cup is a global celebration, we wanted to ensure our programme featured some strong, exciting, vibrant, celebratory international work. We’ve got that mix right, and I think we’re poised for a great event.” With Grahamstown just over an hour’s drive from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro/Port Elizabeth, and about two hours’ drive from East London/Buffalo City, the festival is perfect for both “bite-sized” day trips and extended stays. “In between the games, we would encourage tourists to sample some of the local culture,” Lankester said. “Visiting another country is an exciting opportunity to do more than just sightsee – it is a chance to immerse yourself in the fabric of the nation and, in South Africa’s case, there is no better place to do that than the National Arts Festival.”Knysna Oyster Festival Lankester said visitors to the Eastern Cape would not be disappointed, as South Africa’s “hidden gem” had an incredible variety on offer. Just on the border of the Eastern and Western Cape is Knysna, which will host the Dutch and French football teams over the Fifa World Cup, and the week-long Knysna Oyster Festival from 2-11 July. About three hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth, Knysna marks the beginning of South Africa’s famous “Garden Route” – the beautiful stretch of coastline to Cape Town – renowned for its sweeping landscapes, coastal towns, cuisine and, closer to the Mother City, wine. Oyster Festival organisers say the presence of the Danish and French will add a World Cup flavour, but that the festival will also be an escape from the fever pitch. “We will incorporate Danish and French elements in our programme (including Danish and French villages),” said festival manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt. “Menus are being translated into French, restaurants will offer French and Danish dishes, so Knysna will be very cosmopolitan this year. “For local tourists, we market the festival as the best 10 days of 2010 – with a month holiday, what better place to be?” The Knysna Oyster Festival programme has over 100 scheduled events. “Other than the [World Cup] stadiums, the festival is the perfect place to meet and interact with some South Africans, and do what they do best – have fun in beautiful surroundings,” Rousseau-Schmidt said.J-Bay, Wild Coast For a more chilled experience – flush with waves and surfers – the Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay (known as J-Bay) takes place just after the World Cup, from 8-18 July, and is only a 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth. Top surfers from around the world come and transform this coastal town into a chilled paradise. If you can bite off more than you can chew, the weekend-long Somerset East Biltong Festival, offers a meaty South African treat over the weekend of 16-17 July. Other festivals, complementing formal Fifa World Cup events, take place on the part of the “Wild Coast” nearest East London. The Wild Coast Wet ‘n Wild Festival is a sports and entertainment extravaganza taking place in Chintsa, 40 minutes from East London, from 28 June to 5 July. Also close by is the Wild Coast Jikeleza Country Fair, from 4 to 5 July. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

a month agoInter Milan striker Lukaku: We need to do more for Conte

first_imgInter Milan striker Lukaku: We need to do more for Conteby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku admits they had to fight for their draw with Champions League opponents Slavia Prague.Inter needed a late goal from Nicolo Barella to earn the point.”The first half was very hard for us because Slavia played at such a high tempo and pressed us,” Lukaku said.“In the last 20 minutes we created lots of chances to score, but it wasn’t the perfect game today because we didn’t win.“We have to work hard to improve this season. As a team, we have to work hard every day to do what the Coach wants because we have the ability to do really well, but we need to work hard every day.”On the Derby della Madonnina on Saturday, he added: “We’re a great team and anyone who comes up against Inter knows it will be difficult for them.“We’ll be very well prepared for the game, for sure.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bethenny Frankel Helps Women Dress for Success

first_imgLast week, Skinnygirl Cocktails and Bethenny Frankel, the original Skinnygirl, donated $100,000 to Dress for Success during her new daytime talk show “bethenny.”As a thriving female entrepreneur, Bethenny serves as an inspiration for women and hopes the donation will empower viewers and fans nationwide to support other women.“Dress for Success is a charity that’s near and dear to me. I’m so very thankful for the amazing opportunity to raise awareness for this great cause and encourage women to help one another to achieve financial independence and have a rewarding career,” said Bethenny Frankel.Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl® Cocktails present a $100,000 check to Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, on the set of the original Skinnygirl’s new daytime talk show, “bethenny,” on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.Credit/Copyright: Warner Bros./Telepictures Productions “bethenny”Since 2012, Skinnygirl® Cocktails has been a proud supporter of Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Skinnygirl® Cocktails launched their partnership with the organization during last year’s Inspire like a Lady program, making a donation for every inspirational story shared by fans. Additional support included the Ladies in Red program during the 2013 awards season, in which Skinnygirl® Cocktails gave back in style and made a donation to Dress for Success for every red dress worn on the Oscars red carpet. Most recently, Skinnygirl® Cocktails supported Dress for Success during “Meet the New Girls,” with the help of Bethenny and some celebrity friends – Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tyson Beckford, JP Rosenbaum,Chris Bukowski and Graham Bunn – who tended bar with all tips benefiting Dress for Success. Additionally, “bethenny” is the exclusive daytime talk show partner for Dress for Success.“Skinnygirl® Cocktails is committed to helping women succeed, which is why we chose to make our donation during Bethenny’s new talk show, celebrating the inspiration that Bethenny provides for women everywhere,” said Megan Frank, Director of Skinnygirl® Cocktails. “We hope that our donation will encourage women to help each other make positive changes in their lives.”“Our partnership with Skinnygirl® Cocktails and “bethenny” has helped us reach a broader audience of women and further our message,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “Today’s generous donation will help disadvantaged women work toward self-sufficiency and have the opportunity to build thriving careers.”Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 125 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 700,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.last_img read more

These Are the Most Popular Apps of 2017

first_img Enroll Now for $5 Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Next Article Not including games, Netflix was the world’s No. 1 grossing app of 2017, a spot held by Spotify in 2016 and communication app Line in 2015, according to new data from mobile app analytics firm Sensor Tower.”The streaming video giant saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510 million last year according to our estimates, representing a huge year-over-year increase of 138 percent, or about 2.4 times the $215 million users spent in the app during 2016,” Randy Nelson, Sensor Tower’s Head of Mobile Insights, wrote in a Friday blog post.Dating app Tinder also had a good 2017, ranking as the world’s No. 2 grossing non-game app. Line came in third, while Pandora and China’s Tencent Video rounded out the top five, respectively. Overall, mobile users spent about $60 billion in apps on Apple’s App Store and Google Play last year.Meanwhile, Facebook-owned WhatsApp raked up more downloads, overall, than any other app, excluding games, in 2017, according to Sensor Tower. Facebook’s main app came in second in terms of downloads, followed by Facebook Messenger, then another Facebook-owned app: Instagram. Snapchat ranked No. 5.As for games, the Japanese hit Monster Strike ranked as the world’s top grossing mobile game of 2017. It was also the highest-earning mobile app overall, for a third consecutive year. China’s Honor of Kings came in second, followed by Fate/Grand Order, Clash Royale and Candy Crush Saga.”Last year’s global sensation Pokémon Go didn’t crack the overall or App Store revenue top 10, despite sustained efforts by publisher Niantic to reignite the frenzy of 2016 with new Pokémon and other content,” Nelson wrote. –shares Image credit: via PC Mag Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Apps Reportercenter_img Angela Moscaritolo This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read Add to Queue January 15, 2018 These Are the Most Popular Apps of 2017 Meanwhile, Facebook-owned WhatsApp raked up more downloads, overall, than any other app, excluding games, in 2017, according to Sensor Tower.last_img read more

Illinois Is Now the 11th State to Legalize AdultUse Marijuana 2B Market

first_imgLegal Marijuana Illinois Is Now the 11th State to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana — $2B Market Projected –shares Green Entrepreneur Podcast Listen Now Image credit: Aurimas Adomavicius | Getty Images June 26, 2019 Jeffrey L. Smith Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed a recreational marijuana legalization bill into law, paving the way for the creation of a potential $2 billion market with strong business opportunities.With the signature, Illinois becomes the first state in the country to legalize retail sales through its Legislature and the 11th overall to approve adult use. Pritzker’s signature was considered a fait accompli, since he had pushed legalization and announced his intention to sign the bill as soon as the legislature approved it in late May.“We’re also creating a $30 million low-interest loan program to create opportunity for entrepreneurs in the communities that deserve it the most (from the war on drugs),” Pritzker tweeted Tuesday. Experts believe Illinois’ social equity program, if successful, could become a blueprint for other MJ programs across the country.Marijuana Business Daily projects that the Illinois recreational program, which will launch Jan. 1, 2020, could generate up to $2.5 billion a year depending in part on how many tourists buy MJ products. Illinois is the second state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. Michigan voters passed a referendum last November that legalized recreational marijuana.The following are key business aspects to the Illinois measure:Existing medical marijuana license holders can begin adult-use sales on Jan. 1, 2020. There currently are 55 licensed dispensaries in the state.Illinois will award permits for up to 75 stores by May 1, 2020 as well as 40 processors and 40 craft growers by July 1, 2020.The measure calls for the state to issue licenses for an additional 110 stores, 60 craft growers and 60 processors in December 2021.Municipalities can prohibit recreational cannabis, although Chicago is expected to be open.Applicants that fall under social equity provisions receive additional points and potential financial resources and support such as low-interest loans, grants, training assistance and mentoring. Next Article This story originally appeared on Marijuana Business Daily Add to Queue Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. 2 min read The legalization measure contains social equity provisions activists believe could be a national model.last_img read more