Governor Wolf Begins Series of Opioid Roundtables to Discuss Statewide Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

first_img Government That Works,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Reading, PA — Governor Tom Wolf joined legislators, local leaders, and medical officials at the West Reading Hospital today to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. In an effort to confront this epidemic collaboratively, Governor Wolf is conducting roundtables statewide to discuss the initiatives of his administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, medical schools, and more.“Fighting this public health crisis head-on is a top priority for my administration,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud of the work my administration has done so far, but as a state, we still have much further to go. These local roundtables give us the opportunity to discuss real solutions that will help Pennsylvania tackle this problem and ultimately save lives. It is my goal to make Pennsylvania an example for the rest of the nation for our work in this epidemic.”Governor Wolf was joined by Senator Judy Schwank, Representative Mark Rozzi, Representative Tom Caltagirone, and Representative Jim Cox at the roundtable. The governor lauded the efforts of these legislators and drew attention to the work of the Center for Rural PA, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency chaired by Senator Gene Yaw, who has been holding hearings with the Center on the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis since 2014.“Opioid abuse is a serious and growing problem in Berks and Lancaster counties,” said state Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster). “This issue affects Berks County residents of all ages, races, genders and geographic locations.  No one is immune from the plague of opioid abuse and that is why we must take action to protect local families.”The Wolf Administration hopes that these discussions just the beginning of a larger conversation with both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate as well as local officials, law enforcement, emergency responders, and healthcare professionals.“I look forward to continue to working collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic,” said Governor Wolf. “The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose. With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”Some of the administration’s initiatives in the fight against heroin 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; partnering with Adapt Pharma to make Narcan available to public high schools across the state at no cost; developing the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction; and appointing a director for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office, who will work to ensure that the PDMP meets its goal of assisting healthcare professionals in identifying patients that would benefit from treatment.In an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly, the Department of Health is leading an effort to build upon the opioid prescribing guidelines already created, including specialty specific guidelines for emergency department providers, dentists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pharmacists. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion. In addition, the DOH recently joined dozens of healthcare organizations, medical experts, and consumer advocacy groups in signing petitions requesting changes to federal pain management requirements that are believed to foster dangerous prescribing practices.DOH is also working with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to develop the “warm hand-off” process, whereby overdose survivors would be taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider, as well as Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. This program helps communities properly dispose of unused prescriptions at any of the 300+ police station locations across Pennsylvania. To date, approximately 40,000 pounds of prescription drugs have been taken back and destroyed.Governor Wolf’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has greatly increased access to treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.Finally, Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget provides more than $34 million to treat more than 11,250 new individuals with substance use disorder. The Department of Human Services will provide 25 new Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence for individuals with substance use disorder, providing medication-assisted treatment and appropriate wraparound services, such as cognitive-based therapies. After this first phase of implementation, there will be a push for 25 more facilities that would have the capacity to treat 22,500 individuals total.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Begins Series of Opioid Roundtables to Discuss Statewide Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic April 21, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Prosafe sinks to loss over impairment charges

first_imgSafe ZephyrusProsafe, an owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation rigs known as flotels, sank to a loss during the third quarter 2017 due to impairments. In its financial report on Thursday, Prosafe said that its net loss amounted to $635 million in the third quarter of 2017, compared to net profit of $201.9 million in the third quarter of 2016.Revenues for the third quarter of 2017 dropped to $68.9 million from $129.8 million in the prior-year quarter. According to the company, this decline was due to the lower utilization as well as lower dayrates.Namely, the company’s fleet utilization rate went down to 38.9 percent from 52 percent in the corresponding period of 2016,Due to a continued weak market outlook, Prosafe said that an impairment charge had been made to the third quarter accounts. The impairment amounts to $609 million, out of which $226.7 million relates to goodwill which has been fully impaired. The remaining $382.3 million relates to the rigs.Total assets at the end of the quarter dropped to $1.96 billion from $2.7 billion in the same period last year due to rig impairments.The company’s firm order book at end of the third quarter amounted to approx. $375 million.Looking at the market, Prosafe said that despite positive signals like oil price development, reduced break even levels across the industry and oil companies returning to cash positive positions, activity pick-up is slower than expected. As a result, Prosafe anticipates a continued volatile market for the foreseeable future.In the North Sea, Prosafe sees low tendering activity due to low and deferred operator spending. Longer term, Prosafe expects increased tendering and contracts related to support accumulating maintenance backlog and modification work at ageing infrastructure.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Ninety per cent of submissions on euthanasia bill say no to assisted dying

first_imgNZ Herald 31 March 2019Family First Comment:  “90.2% opposed the bill, 8.1% were in favour and 1.7% were neutral or unclear.” #rejectassistedsuicideprotect.org.nzMore than 90 per cent of Kiwis who made submissions on the euthanasia bill want the proposed law change scrapped.But backers of the controversial bill say scientific surveys are a better guide on public opinion and have consistently found majority support for euthanasia or assisted dying.The Care Alliance analysed virtually all of the more than 38,000 submissions made to Parliament’s justice select committee on Act leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill.It found that 90.2 per cent opposed the bill, 8.1 per cent were in favour and 1.7 per cent were neutral or unclear.Most submissions were unique, and not form or postcard submissions. Twelve per cent were longer than a page and 90.5 per cent did not use religious arguments.The bill would legalise voluntary euthanasia, giving people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12217759&ref=twitterKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 16, 2011

first_img Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday September 16, 2011 by: – September 16, 2011 Share 31 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! **Dominica featured on US television programme**Dominica was featured on PBS programme Growing a Greener World last weekend. The show was filmed in May 2011 as part of activities for Tourism Awareness Month. The episode features organic farming, turtle watching, natural sites and attractions and hiking. Celebrity chef Nathan Lyon also visits the Roseau Market to purchase local herbs and fish to prepare grilled mahi mahi with ginger mango salsa. The show can be accessed online at www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode211/. This episode marks the first time that Growing a Greener World was shot on location out of the US. The show focuses on gardening and sustainable living and healthy cooking. **Discover Dominica Authority to be part of Caribbeean Week of Agriculture**Discover Dominica Authority and Invest Dominica Authority will be co-exhibitors at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium during Caribbean Week of Agriculture. Information about tourism and investment in Dominica will be provided to visitors. Discover Dominica Authority will partner with local stakeholders to promote health and wellness. Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held in Dominica from October 12 – 15, 2011. **Dominica receives exposure on Mother Nature Network.com**An article highlighting how Dominica uses ecotourism principles for development was featured on mothernaturenetwork.com. Dominica’s rugged terrain and tropical rainforests are noted for attracting the adventure seeker. Special mention was made of the conservation of the sea turtles and aligning Dominica’s development strategy in keeping with eco tourism principles and strategies. **Positive growth recorded in European visitor arrivals**European stay-over visitor arrivals for the first six months of 2011 have surpassed 2010 arrivals (5,209) by 14.7% to 5,974. This year-to-date number also represents a 4.3% and 7.3% growth from 2001 (5,730) and 2006 (5,566), respectively. Despite not outperforming 2009 arrivals (6,202) this market is on the right track. Arrivals from the United Kingdom are slowly returning to pre-2009 numbers, growing 1.7% over 2010 to 2,231 for this period. Following six-month numbers that represented a 39.3% decline from 2009 (2,456) in 2010 (1,492), arrivals from France have grown 32.5% in 2011 to 1,977. Arrivals from the German-speaking (882) and Scandinavian (326) countries have also shown positive growth for this first part of 2011 at 14.2% and 24%, respectively.**World Creole Music Festival promotion kicks into high gear**Local promotion of the 15th edition of the World Creole Music Festival kicks into high gear with the launch of a Festival Dwivé lyme at Krazy Koconuts this and every Friday until October 21, 2011. This Friday’s event will feature local bouyon band Machine Creole and Sakis Lapo Kabwit. The event is being sponsored by WCMF headline sponsor DIGICEL, Courts (Dominica), Kubuli Beer, Gator Sounds and Krazy Koconuts. Patrons will be able to purchase season tickets for the festival at the Festival Dwivé at the special price of EC$250 on September 16th, 23rd and 30th. The Festival Dwivé will be broadcast live on Kairi FM, Q 95 FM radio SAT Telecommunications and via live streaming on ComeSeeTv.com and www.vibesradio.dm**Twenty five participate in Film making and Editing Workshop**Twenty – five persons will receive certificates for having completed a film making and editing workshop held from September 9 –16, 2011. Certificates will be distributed at the closing ceremony on September 16, at the Public Service Training Center at 7 pm. The workshop was facilitated by Oriel Rodriguez, a Cuban trainer in digital post production, and lecturer at the International School of Cinematography in Cuba.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img read more

Bengals Draft for 2017

first_imgCincinnati Bengals should get a pretty good grade on their 2017 NFL draft picks.  I thought they addressed their needs pretty well.  Of course, the Bengals always have to have a controversial pick in order to keep their reputation alive.  Here are those picks:At number 1 they selected John Ross, a wide receiver from Washington University.  He astounded the experts when he ran a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine.  Besides being a receiver, he can also run back kicks and play defensive back.  He should be a long-term fit for the Bengals.At number 2 the Bengals selected Joe Mixon, a running back from Oklahoma.  Joe is the controversial pick I referred to earlier.  In his freshman year at Oklahoma, he punched a lady in the face and broke 4 of her bones.  Why did the Bengals choose him?  He is big, strong, and can run over people.  Talent always wins out in pro sports.Their final picks were Jordan Willis, a defensive end from Kansas State; Carl Lawson, another defensive end from Auburn; and Ryan Glasgow, a defensive tackle from Michigan.  Their next draft choices included Jake Elliot, a kicker from Memphis; J.J. Dielman, an offensive lineman from Utah; Jordan Evans, a linebacker from Oklahoma; and Brandon Wilson, a cornerback from Houston.last_img read more

Ighalo reveals why he thought Man Utd ‘dream’ would not continue

first_imgOdion Ighalo has admitted that he thought he might have played his last game for Manchester United before his loan was extended. Loading… The Nigerian striker joined the club on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January, but with that deal originally only running until the end of May, there were fears that he would not stay at Old Trafford for the end of the season. With the Premier League set to re-start in June after a three-month pause, Manchester United managed to reach an agreement with Shanghai to extend Ighalo’s loan until January 2021 – although the striker admits he wasn’t confident it would go through. “I was very worried it wasn’t going to happen,” Ighalo told Sky Sports News. “Shanghai wanted me to return because they know what I can do, and they believe in me so it was a bit difficult. But I want to thank them for agreeing to my wish to stay at Manchester United. “I want to thank the manager Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] for pushing as well.Advertisement Promoted ContentLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian ActressesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves “It’s so hard to explain, but I still have the same feeling. I want to go every day to train with these young players and show what I can do. This is a great achievement for me to be at this club and I will never take it for granted.” read also:Odion Ighalo opens up on Manchester United future It had been three years since Ighalo’s last Premier League appearance with Watford when United showed faith in him and brought him back to England – and he says that the fact he earned the move at this late stage in his career makes the dream even more enjoyable. “I’m going to be 31 soon and playing for United is something great for me,” he added. “It is happening towards the last stage of my football career, which makes me feel even happier. “That’s why I cherish every moment of being at this club. “For now, I just want to continue living my dream.” Meanwhile, Ighalo also admitted that he thought it was a “joke” when he first heard Man Utd were interested in him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Cricket News Rain ends Sydney match, Virat Kohli’s side win series 2-1 against Australia and create history

first_img 05:15 (IST) 09:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:31 (IST) Pujara: It’s a great feeling for all of us. We’ve been working really hard to win a series overseas. And especially doing it in this country, it’s never easy. First hundred was special, scoring it in Adelaide and going 1-0 up is something which we were all aiming for. When you do that, there’s a good chance of winning the series. As a batsman, you just need to get used to pace and bounce. Playing in different conditions, in South Africa, in England, in county cricket has helped me improve my technique. Definitely the best squad I’ve been a part of.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 05:50 (IST) There is the moment. Seven generations of Indians have waited for this occasion. Right from the time of Independence till now, we have waited for a series win in Australia and finally, Virat Kohli’s side have done it. They hold aloft the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and there are big smiles and joy all around.  The Indian team is now posing for photos with the media and they are absolutely filled with joy at winning their first series in Australia. It is their first in the SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) after 10 years, following their win in New Zealand in 2009. A warm, rather wet welcome to the fifth and final day of the Sydney Test between India and Australia. The start has been delayed and the covers are on. It is not drizzle but proper rain. Thunderstorms were predicted today and they have come right on schedule. 08:40 (IST) 06:02 (IST) 09:26 (IST) What was your favourite moment in the series? Was it Cheteshwar Pujara stealing the show in Adelaide and Melbourne? Rishabh Pant’s brilliant sledging in addition to solid wicketkeeping and batting? Or was it Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling? The poll is down. Click and vote for your favorite moment. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The wait continues. However, the reactions are pouring in. Australia have been criticised heavily by Ricky Ponting for showing ‘no desperation’. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Harsha Bhogle pulls no punches when he describes the situation. It is a very faint drizzle but we have already lost close to a full day combined Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:09 (IST) Virat Kohli is doing a victory lap around the Sydney Cricket Ground and is rousing the Indian spectators to cheer louder. Make no mistake about it, this victory is massive and it will be a huge boost to the Indian cricket team. What a way for their overseas jinx to end. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:34 (IST) 09:25 (IST) The rain continues tov frustrate fans. With each passing hour, the chances of play happening are diminishing. To make matters worse, it looks like the rain has set in and is not going away any time soon. Damp end to the series is on the cards. 05:51 (IST) 09:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli: Australia are always going to be a very competitive side. Every team goes through transition. I wish Tim and the management all the very best. We all deserve to enjoy. Celebrations are going to run long into the night I can assure you. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:23 (IST) 08:42 (IST) New Delhi: Rain washed out entire day 5 of the fourth and final Test in Sydney. However, the proceedings on the final day were a mere formality as Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team became the first Asian team to ever win a Test series in Australia. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant blasted centuries to help India reach 622/7 declared, their second-highest Test score in Australia. With this rain delay and India’s high score, the chances of Australia securing a win have dimmed significantly. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are on the cusp of securing their first-ever Test series win in Australia, which will erase all the pains of previous overseas losses. (LIVE SCORECARD) Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper: I want to say I’ve never been more proud of being part of a team, than this one right here. The culture we’ve built… our transition began right here, where I took over as captain, and I can’t believe that after four years we’ve won here. Just one word to say, ‘proud’, to lead this team and it’s an honour and privilege. The boys make the captain look good. By far, this is my biggest achievement. It’s at the top of the pile. When we won the 2011 World Cup, I was the youngest member of the side. Saw everyone emotional there, but I didn’t feel it. Here, after coming three times, this win means something else. The series win will give us a different identity, and what we’ve been able to achieve… something to be proud of. 09:30 (IST)center_img 04:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Any new update? Nope, still remains the same. It is raining in Sydney. Covers are all firmly on the pitch and are not looking like going away anytime soon. However, before play started, Kohli and the Indian cricket team posed for the official photos as they create a slice of history. 09:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:45 (IST) According to the latest update from the BCCI, the umpires are scheduled to meet the ground staff at 9:00 AM IST, which is 14:30 Sydney time. A decision on whether play can continue could be taken at that time.  Virat Kohli: Hats off to them (the bowlers), the way they’ve prepared, their fitness levels, and their mindset. They discuss how to take wickets, and then they dictate their plans to me. It’s a revelation in Indian cricket, and something for the bowlers at home to learn. These guys will be looked up to for a long, long time, and they deserve to break the record of the great West Indian fast bowlers. The full pitch has been covered and conditions are murky. It will be an uphill task to see some action today, one feels. The rain continues to frustrate players and fans alike. I guess the only possible outcome is a draw and India will have won the series 2-1. 07:23 (IST) That is all we have from the Sydney Cricket Ground. Join us for the ODI series beginning at the same venue on January 12. Bye Bye. 06:29 (IST) 05:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Cheteshwar Pujara has been rightly named the player of the series for his two hundreds and scoring over 500 runs at an average of close to 75. If it was not for his centuries in Adelaide and Melbourne, India would not have won the series 2-1. He is also the Man of the Match for his brilliant 193. The rain has eased up now but it is still a thin drizzle. The rain must completely stop for the ground staff to undertake some action. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Situation remains the same. Still steady drizzle and the covers are firmly in place.  09:19 (IST) 08:10 (IST) Former India opener Aakash Chopra highlights the frustration on the final day with this rain While India are on the cusp of a series in Australia, over in football, the Indian team created history by ending 55-years of pain. Here is the link. That is it. The match has been called off and India have created history. They become the first Asian side to win a series in Australia. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team have done what legends like Nawab of Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and VVS Laxman have failed to do which is win a Test series in Australia. What a moment. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Tim Paine, Australia skipper: We have got some talent who aren’t playing. They were playing against potentially the best pace attack in the world. Hopefully, they’ll learn. Message is to keep scoring runs. That’s the currency in cricket. Our group is under no illusions. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:27 (IST) 09:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Virat Kohli is on the field with Anushka Sharma, his wife and the couple are enjoying themselves at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In An early lunch has been taken but it is still drizzling. However, the latest play can start is by 7:40 AM IST.  06:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

The Latest: FIFA gives federations cash as pandemic relief

first_imgThe safety advisory group included representatives from the city council, Greater Manchester Police, fire and rescue services, and supporters’ groups.___The rugby final of the postponed European Champions Cup has been set for Oct. 17 and the final of the second-tier Challenge Cup will be the day before.The matches were called off in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.The quarterfinals for both tournaments have been rescheduled for the weekend of Sept. 18-20. The semifinals will be Sept. 25-27. ___Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott says he is feeling “normal” after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month.“I would say I maybe had one or two days where I felt symptoms, and even then it wasn’t too bad,” Elliott said during a Twitch chat with Scooter Magruder this week. “I had a cough and a little bit of shortness of breath. But now I would say I feel good, I feel normal.”Elliott said he hasn’t resumed working out yet. He said he could have been re-tested this week, but decided that it wouldn’t hurt to wait and get more rest first.It was revealed June 15 that Elliott had tested positive for the coronavirus. That was about a week after he had been tested. Elliott’s mother said last week on Twitter that the running back had been around someone who had no symptoms, but then tested positive for the coronavirus three days later. Elliott’s mother and sister were with him during that encounter. Both tested negative.___Manchester City has been given permission to host Liverpool in the Premier League on July 2 at Etihad Stadium.The Man City-Liverpool match had been one of five games the police asked to be held at a neutral venue to keep away fans because of safety concerns.But Manchester City Council’s safety advisory group says there are “no objections” to the match at City’s home stadium. June 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Soccer’s governing body, FIFA, is using almost $900 million of its cash reserves to help member federations get through the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press center_img Oversight of the money and repayment plans will be led by FIFA governance panel member Olli Rehn, who is governor of the Bank of Finland.___The University of Memphis says three student-athletes and one staff member in the athletic department have tested positive for COVID-19. All four have been isolated, and medical staff are tracing their contacts. Memphis is neither releasing the names nor identifying the sport or sports involved, citing privacy concerns.The university shared video Wednesday on Twitter of members of the men’s basketball team returning to campus. Their first stop was the Penny Hardaway Hall of Fame for virus testing. The Latest: FIFA gives federations cash as pandemic relief All of FIFA’s 211 national members will get a $1 million payment and $500,000 more to spend specifically on women’s soccer. Each of the six continental governing bodies gets $2 million from FIFA’s reserve fund, which held $2.7 billion after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.FIFA says a further $565 million is available for interest-free loans to federations of between $500,000 and $5 million, depending on their audited annual revenue. Continental confederations can access $4 million.Many soccer federations get much of their income from the men’s national teams, which have been unable to play since November.FIFA says the money can go to help “clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected” by the pandemic. Leinster will host Saracens in the quarterfinals in a repeat of the 2019 final, Toulouse plays at home against Ulster, Clermont Auvergne faces fellow French side Racing 92, and Exeter will welcome Northampton in an all-English clash.European Professional Club Rugby says it remains committed to staging the finals in Marseille, France.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Cazenovia girls track takes second at B-2 sectional meet

first_img Tags: Cazenoviagirls track and field The Cazenovia girls track and field team capped its season of team competition with a strong second-place finish at the Section III Class B-2 championships, held Thursday at Canastota High School.The Lakers scored 103.5 points to finish as runner-up for the second year in a row to an excellent Clinton team, who won with 160.5 points.Two girls earned individual sectional titles to lead the effort. Maddy Gavitt was the sectional champion in the long jump with a career best leap of 17 feet 4 1/2 inches. She also earned second in the pole vault with a personal best of 8’6″, second in the high jump by clearing 4’10” and second in the triple jump by going 35 feet.Claire Edwards achieved a pair of career bests of her own to pace the Lakers in the throws. She won the discus championship with a throw of 103’9″, and earned fourth in the shot put at 29’5 1/4″.Lili Gavitt was runner-up in the grueling pentathlon event, earning 2,219 points to finish just 17 points from the title-winning total of 2,236 from Lowville’s Caroline St. Croix.Gavitt was tops in the 100 hurdles (17.55 seconds) and high jump (4’5″) among the ten competitors in the event. Teammate Jackie Gamlen finished seventh including the second fastest 800 meter time of 2:47.80.Savannah Johnson had a super day in the sprints, earning her way to the state qualifying meet.Johnson was third in the 100-meter dash (13.51 seconds), third in the 200 in a career-best time of 27.38 seconds and anchored the 4×100 meter relay to a season best time of 52.30  secondsfor third place. Grace Dolan, Caryn Gagnon and Paige Hunt also contributed to the relay.Peyton Basic ran her fastest 400-meter race ever (1:02.71) to claim third with Dolan close behind in her best time of the year, going 1:05.72. The speedy duo was joined by Cavy Monahan and Ella Huftalen to place fifth in the 4×400 relay in 4:28.83.Kelly Frost led the Lakers in the distance events, placing fourth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a personal best time of 8:30.50 and leading the 4×800 team of Claire Braaten, Mary Williams and Finlay Stover to a sixth place finish. Molly Hart captured fifth in the 1,500 (5:19.62) and Isla Stover earned sixth in the 3,000 (12:13.60).Melanie Michael placed fourth in both hurdle events, including a career best time of 1:12.61 in the 400 meters hurdles. Michael ran 17.65 seconds in the 100 meter event with teammate Caryn Gagnon one step behind at 17.81 for fifth.Paige Hunt and Chloe Smith rounded at the Lakers’ scoring in the field events as Hunt placed in both the high jump (4’8″, tied for fifth and pole vault (8’6″, sixth place) and Smith earned fourth in the long jump at 15’3″.The runner-up finish at the sectional meet capped Cazenovia’s team season which included an undefeated regular season and OHSL Liberty National league title and a first-place finish at the OHSL Liberty division meet.Twelve girls from the squad will advance to next Friday’s state qualifying meet at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium to vie for the privilege of representing Central New York at the June 7-8 state meet at Middletown.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Indoor track Northstars sweep to titles at Morse Kickoff Meet

first_imgIsaiah Wright, in 8.10 seconds, led a top-three sweep with Carlton Garnes (8.47) and Keenan Cannon (8.64) in the 55-meter hurdles. Then Garnes and Josh Adams, in 14.05 seconds, edged J-D (14.09) to win the 55-meter dash.Cannon beat everyone in the triple jump with a best attempt of 39 feet 5 inches, and got the team title with Garnes as they combined for 76’11 1/4”. Cannon and Jack Tschopp topped 11’8” between them to win the high jump.Wright, Adams, Colin Hopkins and Sam Nessel took the 4×200 relay in 1:39.27, and then Wright had a long jump of 20’3”, pairing with Brandon Ladd to win that event as they went 37’10 ½’ together. So often through the decades in Central New York, whenever anything happened in high school sports, Jack Morse was there to chronicle it, on television and radio.Morse passed away last month at age 84, but years earlier Section III indoor track and field offered its own tribute by inaugurating the Jack Morse Kickoff Meet, which continues to serve as the season opener.So it was again this week at SRC Arena, where Cicero-North Syracuse swept the Wednesday portion of the Morse meets, earning 95 points on the boys side and 94 points on the girls side to pull away as Jamesville-DeWitt was second in both events. Another top-three sweep came in the 1,600-meter run as Matt LeClair, in 4:46.16, held off R.J. Davis (4:48.09) and Evan Romano (4:50.66), the trio joining Josh Koeppe to win the team event in 19:19.55.C-NS also was second in the sprint medley relay in 4:07.96 and fourth in the 4×800 relay in 9:21.05. Matt Wentling-Raymie and Kyle Toms were second in the weight throw with combined tosses of 70’11” as they also were fifth in the shot put.Moving to the girls side, Brooke Blaisdell won the 55 hurdles in 8.97 seconds as she and Lexi Gaetz took team honors in 18.37 seconds. Blaisdell then had a triple jump of 34’10 1/2” to go 1-2 with Sierra Davis, who went 34’4 1/2”.McKenna Johnston, Shannon Brown, Ivy Dong and Hannah Boyle were victorious in the 4×400 in 4:25.78. Allison Newton beat the field in the 1,500-meter run in 5:08.73, pairing with Marissa Doty, Hannah Reichard and Morgan Kingdeski to go 20:58.26 for the team title.Newton went on to help Brown, Savannah Kuhr and Leabella McCarthy win the sprint medley in 4:39.86, edging South Jefferson (4:40.37) for the top spot.Gaetz, paired with Lilly Capria, won the high jump, the pair clearing 9’8” together. Stephanie Webb and Faith Keville were third in the shot put with throws of 55’1 1/2”, also getting third in the weight throw with 49’10”.Julianna Hutt and Sierra Davis got to third place in the 55 sprint in 15.87 seconds. The Northstars were third in the 4×200 in 1:55.39 and seventh in the 4×800.A day later, Liverpool’s indoor track teams opened their season at the Mohawk Valley Team Relays at Utica College, finishing a close second (57 points) to Clinton (58.33) on the girls side and third in the boys event with 49 points.Imahni Sincilar swept the girls individual throwing events for the Warriors, heaving the shot put 38’4 1/2″ as she and Kourtney Toxey were third on team side, then recording a top weight throw of 42’3 1/4″, on the way to second place with Toxey in the team portion.Amina Sinclair got her own title in the high jump, the lone athlete in the field to clear 5 feet. Combined with Alexa Ostrander topping 4’10”, the Warriors’ 9’10” was a full foot ahead of the field.Elsewhere, Kali Hayes won the 55 hurdles in 9.23 seconds, while Riley Norris and Sophia Jarosz paired up to win the team 55 sprint in 16.06 seconds, just ahead of Canastota’s 16.10. Liverpool was third in the 4×200 in 2:01.55. Rebecca Davie and Amelia Loop were fourth in the pole vault, clearing 13’6″ between them.Liverpool’s lone boys victory came in the high jump, where Bennett Robb cleared 6 feet to take individual honors and Owen Jarosz topped 5’2″, their 11’2″ two inches ahead of runner-up Clinton.Amaru Lewis and Dominic Scro were third in the boys 55 sprint in 14.06 seconds, that pair helping Ryan Dewan and Solomon Livingston-Frank get second in the 4×200 in 1:41.61.Dewan and Michael Nigro got second place in the long jump with total leaps of 36’10 1/2″. Jamie Vong and Austin Huntress-Kennedy were third in the shot put with total throws of 76’9″ as Vong also cleared 11 feet in the pole vault.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSindoor tracklast_img read more