Weese Commits To Continue Career at BYU

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Former Salt Lake C.C. pitching star Ben Weese has committed to continue his collegiate playing career at BYU, per an announcement released by the SLCC athletic department Thursday.Weese, a left-hander who starred at Mountain Crest High School, went 9-1 for the Bruins, posting 66 strikeouts on the season while netting an ERA of 3.15 and leading the squad in innings pitched with 68.2 innings in 2018.Weese is the second Salt Lake C.C. baseball star to continue his career as last month, left-handed pitcher Sterling Lay signed with the Division II Montana State-Billings Yellow Jackets. Brad James June 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weese Commits To Continue Career at BYU Tags: Ben Weese/BYU Baseball/MSU-Billings Yellowjackets/SLCC Baseball/Sterling Laylast_img read more

High Speed Vessel Swift Kicks off Training in The Gambia

first_img View post tag: Kicks View post tag: off View post tag: the View post tag: vessel View post tag: Naval September 15, 2011 High Speed Vessel Swift Kicks off Training in The Gambia View post tag: Swift View post tag: Training View post tag: High High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 kicked off the first day of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West training engagements with The Gambian navy in Banjul, Sept. 13.This APS training engagement is an international security cooperation initiative aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.During the training, nearly 60 participating students will receive training in maritime intelligence, non-commissioned officer leadership, small boat maintenance and operations, and human rights and gender-based violence courses aboard Swift. This APS platform will support sustained and focused maritime training facilitated by instructors from Swift’s crew and the Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) command from Dam Neck, Va. “The class participants are very active, asking a lot of good questions,” said Engineman 1st Class James B. Elgin, MCAST instructor for the small boat maintenance course. “You can tell that they have come into the course with a lot of energy and a desire to learn.”Elgin also said that he hopes students will share it with their peers.“I am very happy to be learning [this material] and hope this training course will give me a better understanding of boat engines,” said The Gambian navy Ordinary Seaman Ousman Badjie, during a small boat maintenance course. “When the course is complete, I will take the knowledge I have gained back to the naval base where I am stationed.”In addition to maritime training, Swift leadership will participate in key leader engagements with The Gambian senior military personnel and government officials. Swift crew members are also set to participate in a community service projects delivering soccer balls to children at a local orphanage.HSV Swift is a catamaran and operates with a hybrid crew of both U.S. Navy Sailors and civilian mariners chartered by Military Sealift Command.[mappress]Source: navy, September 15, 2011; View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Gambia Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today High Speed Vessel Swift Kicks off Training in The Gambia View post tag: speed View post tag: inlast_img read more

Hovis to axe 200 jobs

first_imgMore than 200 jobs are set to be axed at Hovis’ Leicester factory.Hovis told workers at its bakery in Rushey Mead that it was planning to close the site, which will affect 204 members of staff.British Baker understands that Hovis is planning to close the plant by the beginning of 2015. The company has begun its 45-day formal consultation period with workers.A Hovis spokesperson said:“Hovis has today announced the proposed closure of its Leicester bakery. The proposal is part of the simplification and transformation of the company’s bread manufacturing operations which aims to improve efficiency, quality and customer service. “Hovis will continue to be produced in the company’s other 9 UK bakeries.  The company has commenced consultation with 204 potentially affected employees at the site in Thurmaston, Leicester.”Hovis currently operates 10 bakeries, including the Leicester premises, as well as six flour mills and two distribution centres.In January, Premier Foods unexpectedly sold a 51% stake in its bread business – including the Hovis brand parts of its milling operation.last_img read more

U.S. Company Wins Contract for Colombian Air Defense Systems

first_img AN/TPS-78 radars have a state-of-the-art system, with a range of 450 kilometers, using stackable waves in order to provide full coverage, detecting high and low altitude targets simultaneously. The radar is designed with frequency-agile technology, limiting susceptibility to jamming, since it dynamically chooses the least interfered frequency on the 300MHz operational band. By Dialogo August 29, 2013 The average time between critical failures is 2000 hours of operation. The system does not have elements that irradiate actively, so it is extremely difficult to be intercepted by missiles that search for radiation (anti-radar).center_img U.S. based Northrop Grumman Corporation was chosen by Colombia to develop its new air defense system (SISDAN) through government-to-government agreements. During the first phase of the system’s development, the company will provide 3D and early-warning mobile radars (between four and eight AN/TPS-78-type units, apparently) valued at $126 million, and it will develop the connection process of the new C4i to the Colombian Air Force’s (FAC) communications system (Andrómeda), in order to project encrypted information to their different air platforms in real time. last_img read more

Lawmakers ask CUNA, partners to inform of TRID enforcement actions

first_imgDespite more than 250 members of the U.S. Congress urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide a formal hold-harmless period for its new mortgage rule, no such grace period has been put forth, noted Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), in a letter Thursday.The CFPB’s Truth in Lending Act-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated disclosures (TRID) rule is effective Oct. 3.Neugebauer (R-Texas) and Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), chairs of House Financial Services subcommittees, wrote to CUNA and other financial trade organizations Thursday asking them to keep Congress informed of TRID impacts.“Is it our hope that financial services trade associations monitor TRID-related penalties assessed to financial institutions and other businesses and consumers party to real estate transactions, and report and all enforcement actions, or threat of enforcement actions, to Congress,” the legislators wrote. “Your willingness to keep us informed will allow Congress to have a full idea of the immediate liability costs associated with TRID.” continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Push ‘start’ on leveling-up your child’s financial skills

first_imgAccording to www.FinancialLiteracyMonth.com, Americans are over $2 trillion in consumer debt and 30% of consumers report not having extra money; thus making it impossible to avoid living paycheck to paycheck for some Americans. Some of these families living paycheck to paycheck have children that will see their financial struggle and may miss out on crucial financial skills they’ll need for their future.Too many Americans are also insufficiently educated about personal finance. The National Financial Educators Council issued a 30-question National Financial Literacy Test designed to measure young participants’ ability to earn, save and grow their money. Fifteen- to eighteen-year-olds scored 61.24% out of 100% nationally on this financial literacy test in 2015. These results show the American youth is lacking basic financial skills and education.As part of National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month, celebrated in April, we’re sharing great ways to engage your child in developing their financial skills that are both educational and fun! Be your child’s “player two” in these financial games and help them level-up their financial literacy in a fun way your child can relate to.Financial Football. Test your financial knowledge in this fast-paced, NFL-themed game developed by Visa. Answer a series of financial questions that will allow your team to move down the field to score touchdowns. This game is for ages 11 and up and parents may even learn a thing or two from it! Visa put together a handful of financial games available on their Practical Money Skills for Life Web site. continue reading » 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Feds: 16 Arrested in Long Beach Beach Drug Bust

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Federal agents and Long Beach City police arrested 16 people Latin King gang members and associates Thursday for allegedly peddling large quantities of drugs throughout Long Island, authorities said. A four-count indictment alleging that the defendants conspired to distribute cocaine, molly and marijuana on LI was subsequently unsealed. The FBI said the arrests were the result of a two-year investigation in which authorities were able to identify the most prolific drug dealers in the Long Beach area, including gang members. In all, the investigation allegedly involved the distribution of more than 50 kilograms (or 100 pounds) of cocaine, five kilos of crack cocaine, two kilos of molly and 500 pounds of marijuana, the feds said. “This indictment should serve as notice to all gang members—we will not tolerate the flooding of our streets with illegal drugs,” Robert Capers, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. “We are committed to rooting out all drug trafficking and gang activity on Long Island.” Investigators eventually received court authorization to intercept phone communications by the alleged drug dealers, authorities said. James J. Hunt, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said the arrests “have dismantled an alleged drug gang that preyed upon the Long Beach community.” Authorities did not say when federal agents stepped in to assist Long Beach City police. Those charged were identified as: Jose Giovanny Amparo of the Bronx; Baldwin residents Amanda Andujar, Roxanee Andujar, Daniel Ojedis and Gregory Vanroten; Anthony Ramirez and Tysaun Cobb, both of Hempstead; Frank Labella of Oceanside; Arthur Collins of Island Park; and Long Beach residents Jordan Ayala, Fernando Cerda, Travis Curry, Sean Diggs, Nelson Fernandez, Ronald Rupay, and Sly Wilson.They were all scheduled to be arraigned at federal court in Central Islip on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

BLOG: Naloxone: What It Is, How to Get It, and How to Use It

first_imgBLOG: Naloxone: What It Is, How to Get It, and How to Use It SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 17, 2016 Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog On January 10, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf declared the opioid epidemic a statewide disaster. Under this declaration, emergency service providers are now able to leave naloxone behind after a 911 visit. Centralized Coordinating Entities (CCE) can contact the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to obtain naloxone for first responders under their jurisdiction. For more information, visit PCCD’s website. Updated with the paragraph above: February 15, 2018, 12:23 PMIn 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 Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Lemoyne to remind Pennsylvania residents and pharmacists that a doctor’s prescription is not needed to obtain the life-saving opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone — but many in Pennsylvania may still be unaware how they can access this life-saving medication.Let’s take it from the top.What is Naloxone?Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (prescription pain medication or heroin).When given during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing within two to eight minutes. Naloxone has been used safely by medical professionals for more than 40 years and has only one function: to reverse the effects of opioids on the brain and respiratory system in order to prevent death. Naloxone has no potential for abuse – a person can’t get high or become addicted to it – and it is safe to use. Naloxone does not work to reverse overdose from other types of substances.How do I get it?Anyone can access this medication by obtaining a prescription from their family doctor or by using the standing order — a prescription written for the general public, rather than specifically for an individual — issued by Rachel Levine, M.D., Pennsylvania Physician General. The standing order is kept on file at many pharmacies, or may be found here.Naloxone prescriptions can be filled at most pharmacies, but you should call your pharmacy to make sure they stock it. Although the medication may not be available for same day pick up, it can often be ordered and available within a day or two. There is no limit to the number of fills that can be obtained for naloxone.FAQWhat are the different types of naloxone?Two of the most common ways that naloxone is administered are intranasal (nasal spray) and the auto-injector. Please note, not all pharmacies stock both forms and insurance coverage may vary depending on the type of medication being purchased and each individual insurance plan. Check your insurance prescription formulary or call your benefits manager to determine if the medication is covered by your particular plan or if your purchase of the medication will be an out-of-pocket cost.The only approved FDA naloxone nasal spray is supplied as a single 4 mg dose of naloxone hydrochloride in a 0.1 ml nasal spray device. The device requires no assembly, so no specialized training is required to administer the dose. Non-medically trained individuals can administer this device. Do not prime or test the device prior to administration as this is not necessary. The device only delivers a single nasal spray dose of naloxone hydrochloride.The Auto-injector comes in a manufactured dosage form (similar to an epi-pen) and has a recorded message to talk you through giving the medication.How do I pay for naloxone?Insurance companies vary in how they cover naloxone and other drugs used to treat an opioid overdose. Prior to having a naloxone prescription filled with a pharmacy, consumers are encouraged to check with their insurance carriers to find out whether naloxone is a covered benefit under their policy, and, if so, what form of naloxone is covered, and any cost-sharing amounts that may apply under their policy.If I’m a Medical Assistance Recipient, what do I need to know for accessing naloxone?Fee-for-service and managed care organizations (MCOs) will pay for naloxone dispensed under the standing order for medical assistance recipients. Pennsylvania Medical Assistance will make the payment for naloxone for any eligible Medical Assistance recipient.Per 55 Pa Code, Chapter 1121 – Pharmaceutical Services – §1121.52, pharmacists can treat the standing order as a verbal order for Medical Assistance recipients.The Evzio Auto-Injector is covered by Medical Assistance, but requires prior authorization. Generic naloxone is covered without the need for prior authorization.The Medical Assistance co-pay does not apply for the naloxone products.How old do I need to be to purchase Naloxone?The age of consent for alcohol and drug treatment in Pennsylvania is age 14. Thus that would be the age that someone could obtain the Naloxone. This is also subject to a pharmacy’s policies as well as insurance and billing issues.How do I use it?In addition to talking to your healthcare provider or the pharmacist about how to use naloxone, individuals giving this medication to someone should take online training ahead of time.Training is available at one of the Department of Health approved training sites: Get Naloxone Now or PA Virtual Training Network. These easy to understand, brief trainings explain how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, what to do in the event of an overdose, and instruct on how to give naloxone.While it is not necessary to obtain a training certificate in order to purchase naloxone, learning these important details will help you respond properly in the event of an overdose and also meet the immunity requirements of PA Act 139.In addition, it may be helpful to review the First Responder Toolkit for more details about how to use naloxone if you are the first to respond at an overdose emergency.FAQWill I get in trouble for using naloxone?Through the ‘Good Samaritan’ provision of Act 139, friends, loved ones and bystanders are encouraged to call 911 for emergency medical services in the event an overdose is witnessed and to stay with the individual until help arrives. The provision offers certain criminal and civil protections to the caller so that they cannot get in trouble for being present, witnessing, and reporting an overdose.Physicians are permitted to write third party prescriptions for naloxone for family members of addicts. You are immune from liability for giving naloxone if you believed the person was suffering from an opioid overdose (heroin or prescription pain medication) and you called for medical help/911 after giving the medication.What do I do if I am a first responder at the scene of an overdose?Please view the First Responder Toolkit for more details about each of these steps, and click here to access Act 139 training for first responders.What are the Do’s and Don’ts in responding to an opioid overdose?DO support the person’s breathing by administering oxygen or performing rescue breathing.DO administer naloxone.DO put the person in the “recovery position” on their side, if he or she is breathing independently.DO stay with the person and keep him/ her warm.DON’T slap or try to forcefully stimulate the person — it will only cause further injury. If you are unable to wake the person by shouting, rubbing your knuckles on the sternum (center of the chest or rib cage), or light pinching, he or she may be unconscious.DON’T put the person into a cold bath or shower. This increases the risk of falling, drowning or going into shock.DON’T inject the person with any substance (salt water, milk, “speed,” heroin, etc.). The only safe and appropriate treatment is naloxone.DON’T try to make the person vomit drugs that he or she may have swallowed. Choking or inhaling vomit into the lungs can cause a fatal injury.Where can I get trained to administer naloxone?For EMS agencies licensed through the Department of Health, and for certified EMS providers, training will be provided through the Department of Health’s Learning Management System.For law enforcement, fire departments, and other persons not currently licensed by the Department of Health:For training of law enforcement officers by law enforcement officers: The PA Virtual Training Network training on naloxone can aid every law enforcement agency and professional in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In order to access PAVTN.net, you must be registered as a member of the site. Typically, officers are registered by their departments to complete courses.For friends, family, and all other non-licensed, non-certified fire or EMS agencies and providers: visit GetNaloxoneNow.org or PAVTN – Other First Responders and General Public.For Chester County Law Enforcement only: Visit Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Training Institute.center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretarylast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Ranks Second in Nation for Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Ranks Second in Nation for Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions June 07, 2018center_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania had the second largest percent change for all 50 states in opioid prescriptions between 2016 and 2017, according to data released by IQVIA.Prescriptions for opioids in Pennsylvania decreased by 14 percent in 2017, just behind New Hampshire with a 15.1 percent decline. The number of opioid prescriptions in Pennsylvania decreased from 9,496,052 in 2016 to 8,163,730 in 2017. This decrease is attributed to numerous initiatives introduced since Governor Wolf took office, including an increase in the use and accessibility of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).The expansion of access to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) included access to other commonwealth departments for clinical decision-making purposes, numerous local and state departments, and neighboring states that are all now connected to and accessing Pennsylvania’s PDMP. To date, there have been more than 15 million searches using the PDMP and 97,000 prescribers, dispensers, and their delegates have registered to use the program. In addition, 16 different states and Washington, D.C. currently have access to the PDMP’s interstate data-sharing ability which allows prescribers and pharmacists to see if patients have filled controlled substance prescriptions in these states.Additionally, the efforts of the Opioid Command Center, a multi-agency initiative put in place as part of the governor’s heroin and opioid disaster declaration, first announced in January and continuing in its second 90 days, are geared to help continue to reduce opioid prescriptions, among other goals.“This great news among so much difficult news associated with the heroin and opioid crisis is heartening and affirms the dedicated efforts of many state agencies and advocates, and I thank everyone involved for their contribution to this very favorable ranking for Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said.At the governor’s direction, the Command Center agencies have established a core set of initiatives aimed at prevention, education, and treatment of opioid use disorder, including reducing barriers to treatment along with the increased use and access to the PDMP.Governor Wolf has announced progress of the Opioid Command Center since the disaster declaration in January and second 90-day renewal in April, including waiving prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment, an initiative that according to the AMA is critical to the success of a reduction in opioid prescriptions.Because getting people into treatment is critical in this crisis, Pennsylvania waived fees for birth certificates for individuals with opioid use disorders, allowing them faster access to treatment and benefits. To date, 242 birth certificates have been expedited through this process to help get people into treatment faster.In addition, the administration waived annual licensing requirements for high-performing drug and alcohol treatment facilities and have already seen 196 eligible facilities apply for and receive two-year licenses, ensuring continued, high-quality treatment for Opioid Use Disorder sufferers.Another major initiative of Governor Wolf’s disaster declaration is the creation of the Opioid Data Dashboard to help the public gain access to information about what resources are available locally, and where those resources need to be deployed. Since its launch, there have been nearly 20,000 visits to the dashboard, which can be viewed here.“I am pleased to see Pennsylvania ranked second in the reduction of opioid prescriptions,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s confirmation that the progress we are seeing is making a difference in this difficult and ongoing epidemic. It is my hope that this positive news further spurs efforts and attitudes towards solving this crisis, which we know will take time and the continuation of the concerted effort we have in place in Pennsylvania.”last_img read more

Moises Padilla folks avail free gov’t services

first_img Seedlings of fruit-bearing trees and vegetable seeds were also distributed. Several young boys underwent circumcision while youths and adults alike got free massage and haircut services. The delivery of assistance from various government agencies was in line with the implementation of the Retooled Community Support Program that aims to sustain the whole-of-nation approach in addressing the local communist armed conflict. Mothers, children and senior citizens avail free dental, medical and other services provided by the government during the Serbisyo Caravan in Barangay Montilla, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental on Feb. 18. The delivery assistance was in line with the implementation of the Retooled Community Support Program. PIA The Office of 5th District Representative Marilou Arroyo and District Board Member Rita Gatuslao also supported the services caravan together with the Provincial Health Office and concerned government agencies, such as the Comelec, PhilHealth, and the departments of health, agrarian reform, and interior. Accompanied by Vice Mayor Adrian Villaflor, she told her constituents that progress can be achieved only when there is peace. Other residents obtained certificates of ownership for large animals and also brought them for immunization and vitamin supply. BACOLOD City – A total of 1,132residents in the far-flung villages of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidentalavailed of government services during a caravan led by Mayor Ella CelestinaYulo-Garcia on Feb. 18.center_img “The government is looking for ways tobring services to the people, especially (those in) the upland barangays,” themayor said on Feb. 19. Personnel of the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, and Bureau of Fire Protection were among those who provided assistance. Some of the beneficiaries were able to enroll as members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., register as voters with the Commission on Elections, avail birth and marriage certificate through registration and join the agriculture and agrarian reform consultation. In 2019, the municipality caught nationwide attention when it was placed by the Commission on Elections under its control, following an election-related incident that claimed the lives of the mayor’s younger brother and nephew. Days before the May 13 elections, President Rodrigo Duterte himself visited the town to preside over a security meeting and bring the violence to a stop.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more