He explained to a House committee on Wednesday that there is a “difference between a physical dependence and an addiction.”Many patients successfully overcome their addiction to opioids with a managed course of methadone or buprenorphine while undergoing counseling.The FDA is looking into ways to allow medication-assisted therapy to be prescribed more widely, and to reflect that some people may need to be treated for life.Getting the therapy to the millions of Americans who need it will take a concerted, well-funded effort by the federal government and the states.The president’s own commission on opioid addiction is reportedly considering calling for wider use of the treatment in its forthcoming report.If so, Trump should heed its recommendation and direct his administration to act accordingly. He also promised to seal the borders against illegal drugs and to prosecute traffickers.Absent from this list is something called medication-assisted therapy.The treatment uses methadone and buprenorphine to safely help addicts through recovery, prevent fatal overdoses and enable people to work and live normal lives, studies and experience show.Yet the U.S. government restricts their use to specially trained doctors, who can treat only a limited number of patients.And too many Americans believe the myth that prescribing methadone or buprenorphine — both opioids — simply replaces one addiction for another, and that it’s better for addicts to simply abstain.Trump’s former secretary of Health and Human Services questioned the value of medication-assisted therapy, and insurance companies have been reluctant to cover it.Fortunately, Scott Gottlieb, head of the Food and Drug Administration, realizes the value of the treatment. In sweeping if vague terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday declared opioid addiction a “national health emergency.” What he didn’t do is talk about one of the most effective ways to address it —or how much it would all cost.The strategy Trump outlined includes training doctors to prescribe painkillers more carefully, encouraging scientists to create nonaddictive alternatives, urging children not to start taking opioids and using drug courts to help the addicted find treatment. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared on Bloomberg View: More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill (Round-Up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Liquor Reform, Round-Up, The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed a historic liquor reform bill that will provide greater convenience and satisfaction to Pennsylvania customers. The bi-partisan supported bill is the most significant step in reforming the commonwealth’s liquor system in 80 years.“I want to commend leaders and members from both parties in the House and Senate for coming together to pass this legislation and I am proud to have signed it into law,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “As I have always said, my goal is to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package finally brings Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.”The bill includes improvements such as allowing grocery stores that currently sell beer to also sell wine, direct shipment of wine to consumers’ homes, permanent gas stations’ ability to six packs, restaurants and hotels to sell bottles of wine for take-out, and flexible pricing to allow state stores to offer special discounts and sales.Take a look at the additional coverage below Pittsburgh Business Times: Wolf signs into law bill expanding liquor sales in state“This bill is truly historic,” [Governor] Wolf said. “[It] will improve the customer experience, make pricing more competitive, make the purchase of products more convenient, and bring more revenue for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It shows once again that Democrats and Republicans can work together. It shows we are changing a system people in Pennsylvania have wanted to change for a very long time.”Philly.com: It’s the law: Wine to be sold in Pa. grocery storesBarely a day after it sped through the House and unexpectedly landed on his desk, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday signed a law to let hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores sell wine…”For the last 80-some years we have not been able to do this, so this truly is historic,” Wolf said in an afternoon signing ceremony.Morning Call: Wolf signs law making alcohol sales easier“This bill will improve the customer experience, this bill will make pricing more competitive, it will make the purchase of these products more convenient and it will produce more revenue for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” [Governor] Wolf said. “It will also show, once again, that Democrats and Republicans can work together.”Associated Press: Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery storesDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Wednesday allowing wine sales in grocery stores and making other changes to how alcohol is sold. The new law lets licensed groceries and restaurants sell up to four bottles of takeout wine per customer. The measure also puts into law convenience store sales of beer that have begun as a result of court cases.York Dispatch: Wolf signs wine, beer sales reform billThe most wide-ranging reform of Pennsylvania’s wine and beer sales in decades was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday. “This bill will improve the customer’s experience,” Wolf said during a signing ceremony, noting the bill will increase revenue for the stateCBS Philly: Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Wine Sales In Grocery Stores“We are changing a system that the people of Pennsylvania have wanted to change for a very long time,” said Gov. Wolf. Gov. Wolf said he was fulfilling a campaign promise to modernize the current system — making it easier and more convenient to purchase beer and wine without selling off or privatizing the state store system.PennLive: Pennsylvania’s first major liquor reform bill since Prohibition becomes law[Governor]Wolf emphasized the collaborative effort that took place to see those changes to fruition as a contingent of lawmakers from both parties stood at his side. As he signed the bill, he was flanked on his right by two of the plan’s architects — Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny County, and Sen. Charles McIlhinney, R-Bucks County — and on his left by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny County, the bill’s sponsor whose blessing allowed it to come to a vote on Tuesday.Times Leader: Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery storesThe governor said “truly historic” changes will help consumers and generate new revenue for the state. “I have every confidence that this is a good thing for Pennsylvania,” Wolf said, flanked by lawmakers as he signed the bill in his Capitol offices a day after it passed the House with bipartisan support.Reuters: Pennsylvania governor signs law expanding wine sales to private storesPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed into law new measures to expand the sale of bottled wine to certain private stores, a move that could generate millions in state revenues through taxes and licensing fees. Pennsylvania is one of just two U.S. states, along with Utah, with full control over its liquor sale system – owning and operating retail and wholesale operations.PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf signs House Bill 1690 for liquor modernization“I promised to modernize our state store system when I ran for governor and this bill delivers on that promise,” said Gov. Wolf House Bill 1690 allows the purchase of wine in groceries stores with a select license. “It will be available in those grocery stores that have the restaurant license,” said Gov. Wolf. “It will also be available in certain restaurants and the idea is that people will be able to access this.” June 09, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
File imageWHEN it comes to the sale of property it seems everyone has heard or experienced a horror story. I was reminded of a classic the other day when a buyer spotted a great property online with photos of uninterrupted ocean views. Then, when they inspected the property, there was a large power pole in front of the balcony that clearly obstructed the view.Photoshopping real estate marketing images can be a helpful way to showcase a property’s natural assets, but it can go too far and cross into misrepresentation and even deceptive conduct that can attract huge penalties. So what is allowed and what’s not? Actually, it’s a grey area, which can be very stressful, because if the estate agent gets it wrong, it can mean fines of up to $220,000 for individuals and $1.1 million for corporations. In some cases, even where the vendor (seller) has personally prepared the photographs for the agent to use, if the purchaser buys the property based on the photos and then finds it to be an untruthful representation, they may take legal action against the vendor and the agent. The guiding principle is the photo must fairly and accurately represent the property.This means your marketing photographs must be true to the current condition of the home, its characteristics and its surroundings. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020You can’t take out power lines or edit the exterior significantly – no added landscaping, no pruning of bushes and trees. No new flower beds. You can’t upgrade the cabinetry in the kitchen or the bathroom. So what can you do?In typical residential properties you are probably safe to make the grass a bit greener.However, if it’s an acreage you can’t suddenly cover the hectares of dirt with rolling green turf. If the photos are taken on an overcast day, you can also add a blue sky. Also adding some furniture to an unfurnished home is acceptable as it’s simply showing prospective buyers how the house can be styled. You can also de-clutter the benches and edit out appliances left out on the day the photographer visited. You can also remove furniture from photos if it doesn’t showcase the room to its best. This is provided the furniture is not built in.The guiding principle is you must accurately and fairly represent the home in its current condition. Avoid any photoshopping tricks that can trigger legal risks and you and your agent will be fine.
Home ownership doesn’t guarantee happiness according to new research.SCRIMPING and savings for a home getting you down? Perhaps it’s time for a reality check: Owning a home doesn’t necessarily guarantee happiness, new research has found, with more than half of those with mortgages unhappy.Researchers have found that the majority of Aussies consider their home loan a burden rather than a blessing.The Gateway Mortgage Holders Sentiment Report found that 56 per cent of those who were currently paying off a mortgage or have paid off a mortgage found it a burden that somewhat limited their lifestyle. Just 44 per cent saw their home loan as a benefit that helped their lifestyle – something Gateway chief executive Paul Thomas believed pointed to a broader problem of Aussies being heavily indebted.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“Around three-in-ten households (29 per cent) were classified as ‘over-indebted’ (by the Australian Bureau of Statistics),” he said. “In fact, the ABS research also revealed owners with a mortgage were the most likely households to be over-indebted (47 per cent)”. Getting your money into a home is only part of the challenge.Queenslanders were less likely to consider their home loans a burden (47 per cent view their home loan negatively) while those in Victoria (59 per cent) and New South Wales (56 per cent) were more likely to be pessimistic.“It’s not surprising to find that many view paying off their home as an encumbrance. It’s one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in life, so borrowers need to do their due diligence before buying a property. There are many advantages to owning your own home and while a mortgage is considered ‘good’ debt, borrowers need to make sure they’re not overstretching themselves and taking on more than they can handle,” Mr Thomas said.Aussie attitudes to mortgages have grown more negative in the past two years, the research found, with only 40 per cent seeing their home loan as “at least somewhat of a benefit” (down 5 percentage points).”“We know times have become tougher over the past few years. CoreLogic recently reported property price growth across all capital cities is at a seven-year high (12.9 per cent). Not to mention, wages growth remains stuck at a record low, sitting under 2 per cent. All these factors seem to be contributing to our dissatisfaction when it comes to the cost of home ownership.”
The first MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbine has been installed on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, Norther NV, the owner and developer of the project, said.Source: Norther NVThe wind turbines are being transported in sets of four by Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus from Vlissingen in the Netherlands and installed at the site some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeebrugge.The wind farm comprises 44 MHI Vestas 8.4MW units scheduled to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2019.Norther is the first Belgian wind farm to feature wind turbines with a capacity of 8MW or above and will be the largest offshore wind farm in Belgian waters once operational.Norther NV is a partnership between Elicio and Boreas, which in turn is a joint venture between Eneco and Diamond Generating Europe.
The raft ’An-Tiki’ sets out for The BahamasPHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — An 86-year-old grandfather and a plucky crew of over-50s recently set sail from St Maarten in the Caribbean, bound for the Bahamas, on a raft made from water pipes. They hope to raise £50,000 for the international charity WaterAid.Writer and explorer Anthony Smith last year made history by crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the raft ’An-Tiki’, travelling 2,600 miles in 66 days. Smith and his three-man crew of ‘mature and intrepid gentlemen’ arrived safely in St Maarten on 6 April 2011, proving you’re never too old to have an adventure. However, they had been blown off course from their destination, the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. One year on and the former BBC Tomorrow’s World presenter and science correspondent, together with a new band of senior sailors, is attempting to complete the expedition. The crew consists of two men and two women aged from 50 to 62: Husband and wife Leigh and Nigel Gallager, from Boston; Ali Porteous from Uganda; and Bruno Sellmer from Brazil. The voyage is expected to take around four to five weeks and a further 700 miles.Eleuthera is where, in 1940, a small lifeboat called the ‘Jolly Boat’ finally landed after 70 days sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. It had been launched from a British merchant ship, the SS Anglo Saxon, after its sinking by a German vessel. By the time the boat made landfall, only two of the seven survivors were still alive. Emaciated and dehydrated, they had barely sustained themselves with long-exhausted supplies and intermittent rainfall.In the late 1990s, Smith was instrumental in securing the Jolly Boat for the Imperial War Museum in London and wrote a book about the survivors. By arriving at the same island as they did, he hopes to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the Merchant Navy during WWII.“There is a particular beach in the Bahamas I have in mind where two heroes of mine, two British sailors spent more time on their lifeboat than anybody else, after leaving their boat. I just want to land there,” said Smith. The An-Tiki voyage is also raising awareness and funds for the charity WaterAid, which works with some of the world’s poorest communities to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. One of the crew’s final tasks before setting sail was to fill five of the raft’s 18ft cross-pipes with fresh water for drinking, cooking and washing. “Without food a man takes 60 days to die. Without water he lasts a quarter of that time. On An-Tiki we will have ample water for our needs, yet millions of people around the world are living in places without an adequate supply,” he continued.On his 86th birthday last month, Smith was delighted to receive a motor for his raft, from the shipping company Budget Marine. The engine will help steer An-Tiki northwest against northeast winds. He aims to prove, in this next leg of the adventure, that a raft can be navigated.An-Tiki required only minor maintenance to make it seaworthy. To make the repairs, the ten tonne structure was lifted out of Simpson Bay with the help of a Sea-Lift and St Maarten Shipyard. “We were pleasantly surprised to find her in good shape, having withstood the ravages of sea water, weather and time very well,” he added.The An-Tiki raft adventure began back in 2010 when Smith took out an advertisement in the Daily Telegraph. It read: “Fancy rafting across the Atlantic? Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP. Serious adventurers only.”An-Tiki takes its name from the famous Kon-Tiki, the raft used by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl to cross the Pacific Ocean in 1947.Caribbean News Now Share LifestyleTravel Ancient mariner sets sail from St Maarten to Bahamas by: – April 18, 2012 Share Tweet 49 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share
Promoted Content7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Doubts are growing in Japan about the Tokyo Olympics, with growing opposition to holding them as scheduled and some urging officials not to risk lives by pressing ahead during the coronavirus emergency. Pessimism is rising in Japan over holding the Tokyo Olympics as scheduled Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue to light the Olympic flame on July 24. But with events from the Premier League to NBA basketball scrapped, and Japanese sport also at a standstill, even US President Donald Trump has suggested putting the Olympics on hold. Japan has seen relatively few cases, with 814 testing positive and 24 dead. But some people on the streets of Tokyo voiced concern for the fans that would pour in from abroad. Koki Miura, a 27-year-old employee at an internet company, told AFP: “To be honest, even if Japan overcomes this crisis, we wouldn’t receive visitors from the world. I think we’d better not hold it.” “We cannot sacrifice people’s lives for it,” added Miura, who said the Games should be postponed – if not cancelled outright. Public opinion in Japan appears to be moving against the Games. A poll for public broadcaster NHK taken March 6-9 suggested 45 percent were opposed to going ahead as planned, with 40 percent in favour. Organisers and Japanese officials insist preparations for the Games are continuing as scheduled Loading… Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge Hisaya Suzuki, 47, said he had tickets to see baseball, Japan’s most popular sport. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so I really wanted to take my son,” he said, but added: “If there will be negative consequences, it may be wiser to pause it (the Games).” Sugawara said the magnitude of the coronavirus trumped sporting considerations. “I am 90 years old. Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manfred Otto, 45, a half-Japanese, half-German lawyer, said he was “worried” about the Games and stressed: “We really need to be careful.” “If the outbreak does not get controlled by June or July, I think we should postpone it,” said Otto. The betting odds are increasingly shifting towards the opening ceremony not taking place on July 24. Bookmaker Paddy Power is offering 4-1 against the Games opening on time. This comes as the virus – which has killed 6,400 people worldwide – shreds the international sporting calendar, with almost no elite sporting action taking place last weekend. Scrapping the Olympics would be a heartbreaking decision for Tokyo residents who rushed to buy tickets, and authorities whose preparations have won widespread praise – with the majority of venues ready well ahead of schedule. Japanese residents have expressed concern that the spread of the new coronavirus may make it impossible to host the Olympics this summer Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has said it is “unthinkable” to cancel the Olympics but the decision rests with the IOC, which is planning emergency talks with international sports federations over the virus on Tuesday, according to an IOC source. Bach has stressed the IOC will follow World Health Organization recommendations regarding a possible postponement. But he has also acknowledged that the cancellation of qualifying events was already posing “serious problems”. At the beginning of March, Bach said the IOC would show “flexibility” regarding the qualifications for the Tokyo and encouraged “all athletes to continue to prepare” for the Games. – ‘Look at the panic’ – Masao Sugawara, a 90-year-old pensioner, told AFP: “Personally, I think it would be safer to postpone the Olympics for a year, just as President Trump said. Look at the panic.” “Of course it would be disappointing, though,” he admitted.
Rio Ferdinand has admitted his ‘love’ for Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk but said he would choose his former Manchester United team-mate Nemanja Vidic as his defensive partner. The 41-year-old took part in an Instagram Q&A and was asked to pick between a prime Van Dijk and a prime Vidic. Rio Ferdinand was asked to choose a prime Nemanja Vidic or Virgil Van Dijk as his partner The BT sport pundit found it difficult to make a decision but predictably opted for his old friend. ‘Prime van Dijk or prime Vidic? Ooooh, good question,’ he said. ‘I’ve got to go with Vidic because he was my partner, man. He was my partner. He covered my back and I covered his. That was it. Ferdinand and Vidic built a formidable partnership in their eight years together at Old TraffordAdvertisement Read Also: Pogba: Man Utd re-open Raiola talks in bid to find solution Ferdinand and Vidic built a formidable partnership under Sir Alex Ferguson, winning five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy. But Van Dijk has become one of the best defenders in world football and was the runner up behind Lionel Messi at the 2019 Ballon d’Or in December. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… ‘I love van Dijk, don’t get me wrong. I love him. Best defender in the world now, definitely. ‘I’d love to have seen him play in our time, seen what he was about. That would have been interesting. But top player.’ Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different CountriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Largest Cities In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo
Edgar Lee Swinney, 89, of Versailles passed away at 1 am, Friday, September 13, 2019, at his home. He was born near New Marion on February 3, 1930, the son of Culver and Ethel Viola Andress Swinney. On November 6, 1949, he married a beautiful lady Ruth Ann Kamman at the Tyson Methodist Church in Versailles.They bought a farm west of Osgood and Ruth Ann passed away on August 19, 2007. They had two wonderful children David and Lisa. David married Melinda Sue Renfro on December 15, 1979, and they had three children, Matthew Ryan, Samantha Crystal, and Rebecca Leah. Matthew married Bridgett Ann Miller and their children are Sara Leeann and Zachary Daniel. Samantha has one son Jamieson Lee. Rebecca married Jarred Westerfeld and they have two children John David Wayne and Annaleah Sue. Lisa married David Lee Ebinger on March 22, 1980, and they had two sons Jeremy David and Joshua Edward. Jeremy died on February 23, 2002, at the age of 20. Joshua has five children Austin Joseph, Jeremy David, Alexis Renea, Jaelynn Nicole, and Isabella Beth.Edgar is also survived by his brother Robert Wayne (Carole) Swinney of Canaan, and his sister-in-law Jill Swinney of Greensburg. On November 29, 2008, he married a lovely lady Joyce Julia Klusman at the Hopewell Baptist Church and she survives.He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Leslie Ray Swinney.Edgar Lee was a 1948 graduate of New Marion High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1954 as a Sergeant during the Korean War. His boot camp was in San Diego and he was later stationed at Santa Ana, California Air Base. He was also stationed in Japan for six months with a helicopter squadron where his duties included filing and payroll for the 150 man squad. For service to his country, Edgar Lee received the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. In civilian life, he worked at Allisons General Motors in Indianapolis for nine years. He was also a farmer and raised and fed cattle from 1956 until his retirement in 2007. Edgar Lee was on the board of directors for the Ripley County Bank for 15 years and was a director for the Ripley County Farm Bureau for 6 years. He was a former member of the New Marion Baptist Church and was a 62-year member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where he had served as a trustee. He was a 58-year member of the Osgood Masonic Lodge and was active in Republican politics, serving on the Center Township Advisory Board for 6 years.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at 11 am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 am until time of services Tuesday at the church. The Osgood Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 8 pm Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund or the Hopewell Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
RelatedPosts Man U wants Martinez in exchange for Pogba Lukaku scores two late goals as Inter win at angry Bologna Lukaku, Martinez strike twice as Inter edge in seven-goal thriller Achraf Hakimi scored two second-half goals as Borussia Dortmund overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Inter Milan in a thriller at the Westfalenstadion.The 21-year-old right-back pulled one back off his shin before finding the winner in the 77th minute, after Julian Brandt equalised for the hosts.First-half goals from Lautaro Martinez and Matias Vecino had given Antonio Conte’s side a 2-0 lead.Dortmund move above Inter into second spot in Champions League Group F. Tags: Lautaro MartinezMatias Vecino