Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighter Kenneth Greene

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and throughout the City of Philadelphia to fly at half-staff to honor fallen Philadelphia firefighter Lieutenant Kenneth Greene.Lieutenant Kenneth Greene passed away on September 14th from injuries sustained while working in the line of duty on September 3rd.The Commonwealth Flag shall remain lowered at half-staff until his interment. The United States Flag should remain at full-staff during this tribute. September 15, 2017 Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighter Kenneth Greenecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

New State Program to Help Individuals Battling Opioid Use Disorder Find and Maintain Housing in Pennsylvania

first_imgNew State Program to Help Individuals Battling Opioid Use Disorder Find and Maintain Housing in Pennsylvania WashingtonYork Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new state program that aims to direct $15 million for an opioid housing initiative that will fund a minimum of eight pilot projects in eligible urban and rural communities throughout the commonwealth. The proposed pilot programs must help individuals to become and remain engaged in evidence-based treatment interventions, provide individuals with the necessary support services to maintain housing stability, and provide pre-tenancy and tenancy education services.“Through these grants, we are supporting programs that help those working toward recovery find and maintain a place to live and we are offering one of the most basic necessities for a healthy life,” Gov. Wolf said. “For those in or hoping to achieve recovery, a home can be an important factor in finding and continuing treatment and other services.”A Request for Applications (RFA) for support services navigation and housing services for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) is now available on the commonwealth’s eMarketplace.Developed by the departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Human Services (DHS), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency and the Department of Community and Economic Development, the RFA’s goal is “to support innovative practices that will increase access to treatment and supports for individuals with OUD and help prevent overdose-related deaths.”Housing instability, combined with unmet basic needs, makes the road to recovery and independence extremely challenging. According to national data, about one in five people experiencing homelessness has a chronic substance use disorder. This aligns with information gathered from Pennsylvania’s 45 state-sponsored OUD Centers of Excellence, a majority of which identify housing as a major barrier for their clients.“We know that each individual seeking treatment is just that – an individual,” said DDAP Secretary Jennifer Smith. “They each have different situations and circumstances hindering their recovery. To truly combat this crisis, we must build capacity to support individuals by providing necessary, supportive wrap-around services like stable housing and case management.”“The conditions in which a person lives, including access to safe, stable housing, plays a role in a person’s health. When a person experiences homelessness in addition to a substance use disorder, the lack of a secure home is often a barrier to staying engaged with treatment and recovery, if they are able to access treatment at all,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “Supporting programs that assist with housing access and stability will help more people stay engaged in treatment and reach recovery.”The RFA is the first project launched as part of the $55.9 million SAMHSA grant secured to bolster the state’s response to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. Additional initiatives included in the grant are focused on expanding services to pregnant women and veterans affected by OUD, developing the treatment and recovery workforce, and strengthening criminal justice and law enforcement initiatives with a focus on reentrant supports.The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has distinguished four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: health, home, purpose, and community. This project aims to support two components of the dimensions – home and purpose. By giving an individual a stable, safe place to focus on their recovery, paired with the independence and self-worth that housing provides, an individual’s overall health and wellbeing is greatly improved.The counties that are eligible locations for pilot programs under the RFA were identified via a formula that equally considered the rate of individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) and rate of overdose-related deaths in a county. The thirty counties identified are: LawrenceLehigh GreeneLancaster MifflinPhiladelphia IndianaLebanon ArmstrongAllegheny VenangoWestmoreland MercerLuzerne October 17, 2018 FayetteLackawanna SHARE Email Facebook Twitter CameronDauphin ClearfieldDelaware BlairBeaver ButlerBerks For more information on the RFA, visit the PA eMarketplace.Find more information on the state’s efforts to battle the opioid crisis here. CrawfordErie CambriaBucks RuralUrbanlast_img read more

Tipp camogie team to face Galway named

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Sarah Dervan comes in for Therese Manton at corner back.Tipp camogie PRO Philly Ryan says the key to this clash for Tipp will be to close down the space on Galway.The team in full:1. Orla McEniry2. Julie Ann Bourke3. Gemma Grace4. Ciannait Walsh5. Aoife McGrath6. Caoimhe Maher7. Clodagh Quirke8. Mary Ryan9. Ereena Fryday10. Megan Ryan11. Cáit Devane12. Orla O’Dwyer13. Nicole Walsh14. Róisín Howard15. Ciardha Maher Throw in tomorrow evening is at 7 o clock in Semple Stadium, and Tipp FMs live coverage of the game is brought to you by FOH Financial Limited, Dr. Croke Place, Clonmelcenter_img The Tipperary camogie team to face Galway in the All Ireland Quarter final in Semple stadium has been named.Tipperary show two changes from the team that defeated Offaly last time out with Julie Ann Bourke coming in to replace Emer Loughman at corner back, and Mary Ryan starts ahead of Grace O’Brien at corner forward.Meawhile there is one change to the Galway team that played Clare last time out for the meeting with Tipperary.last_img read more

Presidential hopefuls blast Bush at conclave

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Wooing influential California Democrats, presidential contender Barack Obama vowed to “turn the page on this Iraq disaster” while Hillary Rodham Clinton denounced President George W. Bush’s conduct of the war as “one of the darkest blots on leadership we’ve ever had.” California, long a major cash source for candidates of both parties, is poised to become more influential in the electoral process as well, having moved its primary to next Feb. 5. As a result, the state Democratic Party Convention in San Diego this weekend was expected to attract all the party’s major presidential contenders except Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, who was campaigning in South Carolina. Saturday’s program featured appearances by front-runners Clinton and Obama, as well as Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Clinton unleashed an unusually personal critique of Bush, accusing his administration of ignoring scientific evidence about global warming and stem cell research and lying about the effects of toxic dust at the World Trade Center site. Obama and Clinton both called on Bush to sign legislation passed by Congress last week tying funding of the war to a timeline for removing troops. Bush has indicated he will veto the bill. Dodd echoed the day’s anti-war sentiment in his remarks. “My friends, this is not about cutting and running,” he said, accusing the White House of trying to police a civil war. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Her voice hoarse from days of campaigning, Clinton brought the 2,000 delegates to their feet when she said she wished she could turn the clock back to a different time. “Somebody said to me that he wished we could just rewind the 21st century and just eliminate the Bush-Cheney administration, with all their mistakes and misjudgments,” she said to cheers. “People are ready for leaders who understand it is our votes who put them in power, our tax dollars that pay the bills.” Obama, who has made his early opposition to the Iraq conflict a central theme of his campaign, told delegates he was proud to have bucked popular opinion at the time. It was a subtle but direct jab at Clinton, who voted in 2002 to grant Bush authority to invade Iraq. He also renewed his call for the political parties to find common ground where they could and declared it was time to “turn the page” on issues like health care, education and energy independence. But he, like Clinton, also leveled a sharp critique of Bush, saying “the president may occupy the White House, but for the last six years the position of leader of the free world has remained open.” And he characterized the administration’s foreign policy as “bluster and bombast.” last_img read more

Chelsea agree €32m deal with Fiorentina for Cuadrado

first_img Juan Cuadrado in action for Fiorentina 1 Chelsea have agreed a €32million deal with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado, talkSPORT understands.The Colombian star, who impressed during the 2014 World Cup, will move to Stamford Bridge after the west London side met the 26-year-old’s buy-out clause.Mohamed Salah will move to the Serie A club on loan for the rest of the season, with the Premier League giants picking up his wages.last_img