Pennsylvania Sees Success in Substance Use Hotline Connecting Callers to Treatment Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today recognized the one-year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ (DDAP) PA Get Help Now Helpline, which first began taking calls on November 10, 2016. The helpline is a toll-free, statewide service that connects individuals seeking treatment for themselves or a loved one to options in their community. The helpline, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, received more than 18,000 calls in the first year.“The PA Get Help Now helpline is connecting people to the care they need to begin the process of recovery,” Governor Wolf said. “As Pennsylvanians continue to battle against the heroin and opioid epidemic, the helpline is a tremendous example of an initiative that is making a measurable difference in the fight.”“In the past year, PA Get Help Now has received more than 18,000 calls,” DDAP Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith said. “These calls have connected thousands of Pennsylvanians into treatment options that help make recovery a reality. Too often I hear that people delay seeking treatment simply because they do not know where to begin. The helpline combats that problem every day.”The helpline has connected thousands of Pennsylvanians to at least one treatment resource, including detoxification centers, medication-assisted treatment options, outpatient treatment, and other treatment and recovery support services. Helpline operators connect callers directly to these resources and will stay on the phone with the caller until an appointment is scheduled.“Helpline operators are trained to connect you to treatment resources that can best identify and address a caller’s needs, including financial concerns. If a caller is unsure if their insurance will cover treatment or how they will pay for it, helpline operators will help find the best option for their financial situation,” said Acting Secretary Smith. “Concerns over ability to pay should not prevent anyone from seeking treatment.”Individuals seeking recovery resources for themselves or a loved one can call the toll-free PA Get Help Now helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). A live chat option is also available online for those seeking help who may not be comfortable speaking directly to a helpline operator.For more information on the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and treatment options around the commonwealth, visit www.ddap.pa.gov and https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/gethelpnow/. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 13, 2017
It might be overkill for the mobile generation, but an in-built telephoner table was the height of sophistication in the 1950s The home is riddled with potential and looking for its second owner in almost 70 yearsBEYOND this facade sits a celebration of interior design not seen since the 1950s … and some of it is probably best left there. Original features make this a ‘must see’ for keen renovatorsMr Hamilton said when these original homes hit the market for the first time, buyers were drawn to the possibilities.“First time sales are always nice — they attract a lot of inquiry. It says a lot about the street and the neighbours that people stay there for so long,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Looking for opportunity? Welcome to 11 Fourteenth Avenue, KedronThat’s not to say 11 Fourteenth Avenue, Kedron doesn’t have its charms.For the first time since circa 1950, the three-bedroom home has been offered for sale, and its potential is obvious according to LJ Hooker Stafford agent, Dean Hamilton.“It’s untouched,” Mr Hamilton said. What some call ‘tired’ others call ‘treasure’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMr Hamilton said two sisters had inherited their family home, but have decided now was the time to sell.“They grew up there with the blue flower wallpaper. They remember when there was nothing in that street and you had views to the north,” Mr Hamilton said.Mr Hamilton said response to the listing had been fantastic, with a dozen inquiries since the listing went live 24 hours ago.“I’ve already got a couple of written offers at the moment,” he said.Mr Hamilton said while the property needed an upgrade, keen renovators would find many features worth retaining.“There individual lighting in the lounge, ornate cornices and wood panelling with a built in telephone desk and a picture rail — it’s still got the original carpeting,” he said.
Shell Marine has signed a framework agreement with CCCC Dredging (Group) Co. Ltd of China to supply marine lubricants and provide technical services across the Chinese company’s fleet.In addition to the supply of Shell Marine’s comprehensive range of lubricating oils designed for every shipboard application, CCCC Dredging’s full access to the company’s technical services is a key component of the agreement.Effective lubricants supply and service, according to Shell Marine experts, is essential because the correct choice and management of marine lubricants optimizes performance and minimizes component wear, thereby extending time between overhauls.All of these factors have a direct impact on the bottom line and asset lifecycle costs.Technical service products within the Shell Marine portfolio now available to CCCC Dredging include:Shell LubeAdvisor – for general technical support and product guidance;Shell LubeMonitor – for condition monitoring and operational optimization;Shell LubeAnalyst – for planned and predictive maintenance.Commenting on the agreement, CCCC Dredging’s Vice President, Mr. Liu Shudong, said: “Shell Marine’s comprehensive product range and extensive network ensure that it is well-placed to meet our complex requirements, both in terms of product and supply. We also see the technical services aspect of the agreement as a key element in supporting our drive to raise fleet efficiency and optimize the performance of our assets.”Mr. Joris van Brussel, General Manager of Shell Marine, commented: “We are delighted to have formalized this strategic agreement with CCCC Dredging. We believe that our customer-oriented services and global supply network will provide a comprehensive all-in-one basis for marine lubricant optimization across the CCCC Dredging fleet.”
The National Weather Service issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for The WRBI Listening Area from 4 PM Saturday through 4 AM Sunday. Accumulations of 2 to 3 inches of snow are expected with higher amounts possible.Travel difficulties are expected due to reduced visibilities and snow accumulations. Be prepared for snow covered roads and use caution while driving.Many area events including sports and church have been cancelled. Listen to Country 103.9 WRBI for Severe Weather updates and logon to www.wrbiradio.com for up-to-date listings of closings, cancellations, and delays as well as area County Travel Status.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes Ricardo Vaz Te may have been the target of an illegal approach following a statement issued by the Portuguese winger declaring his disenchantment at Upton Park. There remains a possibility Vaz Te will still be a West Ham player when the window closes and, if that is the case, Allardyce will not bear a grudge. “Nothing is beyond repair with me,” he added. “20 years ago, 18 years ago, he’d probably never kick a ball again. In today’s world of football and me being a bit more mature and mellow, I’m always ready to give someone a second chance. “At this moment in time if he wants to leave he can. There’s no problem with that. The club who wants him will have to pay a fair price we consider is right. He won’t just leave the club because he wants to.” Whether Vaz Te, who scored a free-kick in the Hammers’ 2-1 Capital Cup second-round win over Cheltenham on Tuesday, will be considered for selection at home to Stoke on Saturday remains to be seen. But one player who will not be available against the Potters is midfielder Alou Diarra. The 32-year-old, who missed a large chunk of last season with a hamstring problem, lasted only 34 minutes against Sky Bet League Two outfit Cheltenham in midweek before being forced off through injury. Capped 44 times by France, Diarra has failed to earn a regular place in the West Ham side since joining from Marseille at the start of last season and was loaned to Rennes in January. Allardyce confirmed the knee injury and believes it has ended Diarra’s season just two weeks into the new campaign. “Alou got injured the other night unfortunately,” Allardyce said. “The injury is more serious than we expected and it is an ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] reconstruction unfortunately. “That will probably finish his season, that is a big blow to us in squad terms. He was hoping to forge his way into the side this season but, obviously with the injury, now that will not be the case.” George McCartney and Andy Carroll also remain sidelined for the visit of Mark Hughes’ Stoke with young midfielder Ravel Morrison pushing for his first league start for the Hammers. The 26-year-old has gradually fallen down the pecking order at West Ham, with the likes of Joe Cole, Matt Jarvis and Stewart Downing having joined the Hammers in the last 12 months. Vaz Te scored the winning goal in the Championship play-off final that sealed West Ham’s return to the top flight and also impressed during their first season back in the Barclays Premier League last season. A dislocated shoulder in the 3-1 home defeat to Arsenal curtailed Vaz Te’s season but the player, who also worked under Allardyce at Bolton, has said he is disappointed with his situation at West Ham. “Last season I was asked to change positions for the benefit of the team even though I had just scored 24 goals. Despite this, it has been made obvious to myself and my representatives that I am not in the manager’s plans,” his statement, issued on Thursday, read. “In my 10 years as a professional football player I have never submitted a transfer request nor issued a statement. However, I am frustrated at West Ham United Football Club.” The timing of the statement, with just a matter of days remaining of the summer transfer window, has left Allardyce questioning the reasoning behind making such comments public. “If anybody’s going to leave now it’ll be Vaz,” he said. “You don’t keep anybody that doesn’t want to stay. If a club comes in to make the right offer for him we’ll be more than happy to accommodate the transfer request he’s given us. “Generally when you make [a statement] like that, they’ve been tapped up. Someone would’ve probably already contacted him. “I am expecting a bid for him in the next couple of days because you don’t do that sort of thing this late in the transfer window. “I would expect in the next couple of days we will have an inquiry. If not he’s put himself in a difficult position having said what he’s said if he doesn’t have another club lined up.” Press Association
Liverpool and Burnley remain locked in talks over compensation for striker Danny Ings but claims the Clarets could be entitled to a record fee at tribunal appear unlikely. Press Association Sport understands the two clubs are miles apart on their valuations as Burnley, influenced by a £12million bid lodged by Tottenham earlier this month despite being told by Ings’ agent weeks ago he was not interested in moving to White Hart Lane, are believed to want around £10million. Reports have suggested if the Professional Football Compensation Committee are asked to rule they could break their own record valuation which required Chelsea to pay £6.5million (£3.5million up front with add-ons based on appearances up to 40 and senior England recognition) when the then 20-year-old Daniel Sturridge, coincidentally now at Anfield, quit Manchester City after his contract expired in 2009. However, each case is judged on its own merits and the fact that deal was between two top Premier League clubs, Sturridge was being offered substantial wages – an indicator of how highly the buying club valued him – and he had been with City since the age of eight were all factored into the fee. Ings’ circumstances are different in that he is not a product of Burnley’s academy having joined from Bournemouth for £1million four years ago. Tottenham’s reported bid for Ings has been viewed with some scepticism and previous history suggests it is unlikely to push up the transfer fee as, for example, Tom Ince’s move from Blackpool to Hull saw the Seasiders reportedly reject an £8million bid in January for the 22-year-old and then be awarded £2million plus add-ons by a tribunal. If the timescale of that case, which was finally settled in the January after the summer transfer window, was followed in the Ings example Burnley would have to wait until 2016 for any money – although they will already have benefited from a Premier League parachute payment of £24million with a further £40million to follow in the three subsequent years. Talks are continuing between the two clubs and it seems a fee in the region of between £5million and £6million is the most likely outcome at this stage. Liverpool confirmed the departures of captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson and goalkeeper Brad Jones with the submission of their retained list of the forthcoming Premier League season. Press Association Gerrard is joining Los Angeles Galaxy next month while the latest club to be linked with Johnson are Besiktas, the side which knocked the Reds out of the Europa League last season. Also leaving the club are Under-21 players Marc Pelosi and Jordan Lussey, the latter who has been with the academy since 2002. With no senior back-up goalkeeper, Liverpool are expected to step up their bid to sign Bolton’s out-of-contract Adam Bogdan to provide competition for Simon Mignolet. The Reds announced the capture of the England Under-21 international, whose contract expires at Turf Moor on June 30, on Monday. However, because of his age (22) the Clarets are entitled to financial recompense and have already rejected an opening offer of £4million.
A CorrespondentHailakandi: Lala HS and MP School, Hailakandi emerged as zonal champion in the Zonal Level Football Tournament held at Silchar recently. Team Hailakandi defeated Team Karimganj by a margin of 1-0 in the finals. In the semi final, Hailakandi defeated Cachar by a margin of 3-0.District champions from Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Dima Hasao took part in the zonal championship.The team will now compete for the State Championship to be held at SAI complex in Guwahati from November 28.Congratulating Team Hailakandi, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha said, “It’s a proud moment for Hailakandi district and the Department of Secondary Education.”Jha exuded optimism that Team Hailakandi will bring more laurels for the district and wished them all success for the state level championship.Also Read: NEUFC take on Mumbai FC in ISL today at Indira Gandhi Athletic StadiumAlso Watch: Leopard enters house in Assam-Meghalaya Border, sparks panic among public
Somehow, the Warriors had made it through the entire regular season without a blemish, going 20-0 amid the tough Tri-Valley League, though six of those wins were by five points or less.The Cobras saw all this and, after topping Syracuse Academy of Science 63-53 in the opening round of the sectional tournament, demonstrated patience and toughness to knock Whitesboro out.Though it trailed most of the game, Grimes never let the Warriors get away, and once it got to the fourth quarter, the Cobras turned a 38-34 deficit around, leaning on its defense to make several big stops down the stretch. Clutch shots came from Ian Denton and Joe Wike, who each hit on three 3-pointers as Denton got 14 points and Wike 13 points, with Jack Gutchess adding eight points and Deng Mawien adding six points.Now Grimes could look ahead to a semifinal against no. 4 seed Christian Brothers Academy, who kept its season alive with its own late rally to eliminate no. 5 seed Central Square 70-66.Having won 12 of 14 going into the sectional tournament, the Brothers would go back and forth with the Redhawks, overcoming an early deficit with a big second quarter to lead 37-32 at the break.Led by Tim Giblin, who had 28 points (including five 3-pointers), Central Square answered, and with less than seven minutes left CBA trailed 56-50, but it would not end here.Closing on a 20-10 run, the Brothers were led again by sophomore Dan Anderson, who earned 23 points, while Sam Haas got four 3-pointers for most of his 14 points.Colin Kelly also had 14 points, with Jason Boule earning seven of his nine points at the free-throw line as Anderson also converted seven foul shots.By comparison, the other sectional Class A quarterfinals were more routine, but it sets up a rubber match between Jamesville-DeWitt and East Syracuse Minoa, who like Grimes and CBA split their two regular-season encounters.The no. 2 seed and defending sectional champion Red Rams did not have an easy time of it with no. 7 seed Fulton, but got away late to beat the Red Raiders 62-51.When it raced out to an early 17-7 lead, J-D appeared headed for the same comfortable wins it had enjoyed over Fulton two other times this winter, but in the game’s middle stages the Rams stagnated.It was only a 43-35 margin going to the final period, but J-D would stay in front thanks to Payton Shumpert, who poured in 29 points, and Trey Autry, who stepped up for 18 points as Matt Cieplicki added seven points.ESM, as the no. 3 seed, hosted no. 6 seed New Hartford that same night, and in this Spartans clash it was the hosts in control all the way through as it won by a score of 70-50.All season long, ESM had made its name through defense, and this game was no different as it held New Hartford to just nine points in the first quarter and moved out in front.Then the offense found its rhythm in the second half, outscoring the visiting Spartans 43-29 as Jimmy Ferns and Naiche Cook led the charge, Ferns earning 21 points and Cook getting 20 points.Not to get left out, Devin Mascato-Buffaloe finished with 13 points and Matt Burchill-Wright earned 12 points, while Colin Oczkowski paced New Hartford with 17 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story When the Section III Class A playoff bracket was released, the area’s four boys basketball teams were in a position where, if they all won their respective early-round games, they would get each other in the semifinal round.Thanks to four superb efforts in Tuesday’s quarterfinals, that’s exactly what will happen on Friday night at SRC Arena.No win was bigger than what Bishop Grimes did, the no. 8 seed Cobras going on the road and shocking undefeated, top-seeded Whitesboro 49-48. Tags: Bishop Grimesboys basketballCBAESMJ-D
Sarah Kim | Daily TrojanDo the JuJu · Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster broke out of his early season slump going for 89 yards on eight catches against Utah.Friday. Smith-Schuster leads the team in touchdowns with two.On Saturday, the football team continues its difficult schedule, playing their second undefeated team in as many weeks. In just its second home game of the year, USC (1-3) will face an unranked ASU (4-0).This will arguably be the toughest game the Sun Devils have played so far after playing Northern Arizona, Texas Tech and Cal at home as well as one road game against the University of Texas at San Antonio.ASU has been handling its business and USC put a heavy focus on its defense during this week’s practices. The Sun Devils have the top-scoring offense in the conference while averaging 48.8 points per game. This is also the seventh-highest offensive average in the FBS.Additionally, the team is averaging 21.7 points in the fourth quarter, meaning USC will have to seal the deal if they get an early lead, something they failed to do last week against Utah. The Sun Devils have scored all 18 trips they have made to the red zone. This offensive barrage will be a challenge for a USC team that ranks seventh in the conference in total defense.The men behind the scoring flurries have been redshirt sophomore quarterback Manny Wilkins and a strong running back corps, including juniors Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage.“I’m beyond impressed with Manny Wilkins and his pocket sense of being able to create off pass attempts,” head coach Clay Helton said. “He’s as good as I’ve seen thus far in that area.”Wilkins has thrown for 1,085 yards with 5 touchdowns and three interceptions while going 84-125 on the season. He is also the second-leading rusher for the Sun Devils having accrued 312 yards on 56 attempts with 4 touchdowns.“One of the things that stands out to you immediately is their up-tempo offense,” Helton said. “They are putting up 80-plus plays a game.”The high-tempo offense has translated into a high-scoring machine and the top two running backs will pose a problem for the Trojans if their front seven struggles to stop the ball they way it did against Utah. Richard has 356 yards on the season and is averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He also has 1 touchdown.One of the most dynamic performances in the country this season came from Ballage who tied the FBS record for most touchdowns in a game after scoring 8 against Texas Tech. Ballage is averaging 6.4 yards per carry and has 285 total yards to complement his 9 touchdowns on the year.Part of containing the explosive offense will involve quarterback pressure, something the team has focused on this week after failing to register a sack against Utah last week. Due to the pace of the Sun Devils, Helton said he expects to see more playing time from freshman defensive ends Connor Murphy and Oluwole Betiku and junior inside linebacker Olajuwon Tucker.Offensively, redshirt freshman Sam Darnold is starting his first game in the Coliseum, and even though he admitted to feeling some nerves before last week’s game, he is preparing as normal for Saturday’s matchup.“They’re a really good football team, a really good bunch,” Darnold said. “Obviously late in games, what you saw in that Cal game with two late interceptions, that was obviously huge for them. It’s a great football team, we’re just looking to execute and play our style ball.”The Sun Devils have the toughest run defense in the conference, allowing only 95 yards per game, but have the worst pass defense, giving up 404 yards per game. Helton said he wants senior tailback Justin Davis to get 20-25 carries this game, but if ASU stifles the run game, Darnold will have to find his receivers.Against Power-5 teams, the Trojans have not thrown for a touchdown this season, but there were signs of life in the air against Utah with Darnold connecting with top receiver junior JuJu Smith-Schuster for eight catches and 98 yards.“The whole game plan wasn’t set up around me, but there were plays that were made for me,” Smith-Schuster said. “A lot of the plays were nine-yard stop routes and with the defense they were playing, I was allowed to get the ball more.”Smith-Schuster and company face the Sun Devils in a 5:30 p.m. clash in the Coliseum. The game is also being televised on FOX.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has established a Department of Mental Health Services to coordinate and facilitate services between schools and community agencies and ensure students who are referred for mental health care and treatment are accessing services. The plan came to fruition after the passing of Senate Bill 7026, which allocated approximately $6.2 million to the District for the establishment or expansion of mental health services. The new department also includes the following:Hiring 30 Mental Health Coordinators/Social Workers to assist schools with a more rapid identification of students in need of mental health services and screenings.40 additional mental health providers being hired by the Children’s Trust to assist schools with a more rapid identification of students in need of mental health services and screenings.Expanding partnerships with outside agencies to strengthen the collaboration between schools and community to provide a full continuum of services.All schools will have a Threat Assessment Team and a Mental Health Team to discuss students who may need mental health services and direct these students to school and community resources to get the assistance needed. School-site teachers and staff will participate in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, an 8-hour program designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents, which teaches the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges. These trainings kick off on the two Teacher Planning Days scheduled for September 10 and 19. New students registering must report previous mental health issues so schools can follow up and ensure necessary support and services are provided. Additional programs will be developed that support efforts to identify, report and prevent bullying; provide sensitivity training in the areas of race, gender, socio economic status, linguistic differences and disabilities; and provide a culture of respect.