June 15, 2016 Round-Up, Substance Use Disorder, The Blog On Monday, Governor Wolf, joined by Lt. Governor Mike Stack, Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis, and Physician General Dr. Levine, thanked police officers across the Commonwealth for reaching a milestone of 1,000 overdose reversals. The overdose reversal drug Naloxone was made available to law enforcement and emergency responders in April 2015. Fighting the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania is a top priority for the Wolf Administration.“Our effort to make naloxone available to first responders is a key part of our strategy, and it is paying dividends in lives saved,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud of the work of my administration, and I am proud to stand here today with the people who have made this life-saving work happen, most especially our police officers.”In addition to the governor and members of his administration, the event was attended by police officers, representatives from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and individuals in the recovery community.Watch York County District Attorney Tom Kearney’s powerful front-line perspective on naloxone:Take additional look at the coverage below SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant BLOG: Wolf Administration Thanks Police Officers for Reaching 1,000 Overdose Reversals (Round-up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf PennLive: Gov. Wolf, legislators recognize police for reaching 1,000 opioid overdose reversals“Naloxone is not the solution to everything, but it’s the start,” [Governor] Wolf said. Wolf is asking for $34 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year, to be matched with $18 million from the federal government, to fund 50 post-treatment centers for drug abuse victims.Post-Gazette: Anti-overdose drug Naloxone has saved 1,000 lives, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces“We’ve saved 1,000 lives with naloxone,” Mr. Wolf said. “That’s 1,000 people [for whom] we’ve had the possibility of getting a cure, and addressing the fundamental problems they suffer from.”The Times: 1,000 residents saved across the state by first responders using naloxone“My administration is committed to doing whatever we can to meet the challenge,” Wolf said.PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf celebrates over 1,000 lives saved by Naloxone (Video)
“I’m just going to go and have a beer with Sam (Allardyce)…we’re not really supposed to be playing like this, Sam and myself,” he said. “Sam and I both playing diamonds? Usually we’re just buying diamonds for people’s fingers. “It was a really entertaining game of football. When I analyse it later I’ll probably think it was a point gained. “We’ve both brought people in to add fire power and score goals but there’s also a knack of keeping people out which we need to do too.” Allardyce highlighted Valencia’s stunning effort as the key moment, the Ecuador striker marking his first league start with an effort that will surely keep him in the XI for the foreseeable future. “Our first goal is one of best we’ll see this season and we’ve seen some terrific goals already,” said Allardyce. “The power and accuracy of the shot…it was past McGregor before he could move. “It stunned the whole ground, the place went silent I think. “It was that good a goal but it was very important to get back in the game. “It was a nip and tuck first half but Hull got their noses in front. “I thought we then took control for long periods and we had one or two chances to score but then we gifted them the second. “I’m thinking ‘come on lads, you can’t allow us to play like this and not get anything’ and we did bounce back very quickly.” It might have been an even more memorable showing from the Uruguay international had a 25-yard drive five minutes later crept under the crossbar instead of ricocheting off it. Asked what had persuaded him to pitch Hernandez directly into action after one training session, Bruce said: “It was just his attitude. He’s been back (from international duty) and in Europe for three, four, five (days) waiting patiently for his passport. “So we went to Croydon to the office for it, we flew to Rome with it and met him there in Rome. “He only got here on Saturday afternoon, Sunday he was training and he was desperate to play. I’m so pleased we did it, even though he can hardly move now, but he’ll be fine.” Hernandez’s header put Hull 1-0 up at half-time only for opposite number Enner Valencia to top it with a superb piledriver from 25 yards. A second City debutant, Mohamed Diame, starting against the club he left on deadline day, then restored the lead with an opportunistic goal after pickpocketing an errant Hammers throw-in. The visitors levelled again when Diafra Sakho’s low shot escaped Allan McGregor and was turned home by defender Curtis Davies, teeing up a tense finale that peaked when Valencia’s injury-time header was deflected off the crossbar. That left Bruce to reflect on an exciting spectacle, but one that did little to enhance either manager’s reputation for defensive solidity. Hull manager Steve Bruce credited a late dash from Croydon to Rome for making Abel Hernandez’s barnstorming debut possible. Bruce had expected to be without his club record signing for the home clash with West Ham due to a delay with his work permit. But the relevant paperwork was completed just in time for the Tigers to complete a cross-continental jaunt to bring the £9.5million signing in over the weekend and he repaid Bruce’s decision to throw him straight in by scoring a fine header in his side’s 2-2 draw. Press Association
Brentford have signed defenders Jake Bidwell and Harlee Dean on a month’s loan from Everton and Southampton respectively.Bidwell, 18, is primarily a left-back and will fill the void left by Blair Adams, who has returned to Sunderland following his loan spell at Griffin Park.Dean, 20, has yet to make a first-team appearance for Southampton since joining them from Dagenham & Redbridge last year.AdChoices广告Bees boss Uwe Rosler was keen to add at least one defender to his squad as Karleigh Osborne is sidelined and Dale Bennett’s loan from Watford was cut short by a knee injury.Miguel Llera’s exit after he agreed to join Sheffield Wednesday made Brentford’s need for reinforcements even greater.Follow West London Sport on Twitter.
USC has hired hall of famer and former Woman of Troy Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as its new women’s basketball head coach, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Thursday.Slam Dunk · Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, a USC alumna and Olympian gold medal winner, professionally played on the WNBA’s Houston Comets. — Courtesy of Dan AvilaCooper-Dyke, who as a player helped lead USC to a pair of NCAA championships before winning an Olympic gold medal and four WNBA titles, looks to restore the winning tradition of the USC women’s basketball program.“In Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, we have a proven winning coach who happens to be a USC basketball icon,” Haden said in a statement. “She was a part of the best basketball ever played here at USC, and she seen success at so many levels of the game. As a coach she has turned around several programs. We believe she can lead USC back to successful women’s basketball, and we welcome her back to the USC campus.”Cooper-Dyke, 49, has an eight-year collegiate head coaching record of 150-106 (.586), with seven postseason appearances and three league coach-of-the-year awards.“If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC women’s basketball team,” Cooper-Dyke said in a statement. “I’m literally living the dream coming back to California and being named the new women’s basketball coach at USC.”She takes over a squad that went 11-20 overall and finished seventh in the Pac-12 under fourth-year head coach Michael Cooper, who resigned last month (the two coaches are not related).“I’m very excited to coach every one of these USC players,” Cooper-Dyke said. “I’m excited about the talent we have. I’m excited to teach and learn and motivate and really see them blossom into the players they can truly become.”Prior to coming to USC, Cooper-Dyke was head coach at Texas Southern University and resurrected the Lady Tigers’ program, taking a 5-26 team and leading them in her first year to a 16-2 league mark and their first-ever Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season title.Before the stint at Texas Southern, she spent two seasons as the head coach at UNC Wilmington, where her team not only set a school record for victories with a 24-9 mark, but made its first ever post-season appearance.Cooper-Dyke began her college coaching career at Prairie View A&M, where she posted an 86-72 record with four postseason appearances during her five-year (2006-10) tenure there.“I want to thank my coaching staffs and all the players I’ve coached,” Cooper-Dyke said. “The players are always in the forefront of everything we do. It’s about helping these women grow and succeed in this world. As a coach, you can’t be successful without your players believing in you and performing to the best of their abilities. I wouldn’t be here without them.”Cooper-Dyke is one of the most decorated players to ever play women’s basketball. She won the 1981 L.A. city player of the year award at Locke High in Los Angeles, was named an All-Conference first teamer and made the NCAA All-tournament team as the Women of Troy advanced to the NCAA Final. At the professional level, she led the WNBA’s Houston Comets to a record four consecutive WNBA championships (1997-2000), being named WNBA Finals MVP each time.She was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010, in the latter becoming the first WNBA player to do so. At USC, she currently ranks ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list (1,559 points), eighth in assists (381) and third in steals (256).“I want to thank Pat Haden and Donna Heinel and the entire Trojan Family for giving me this awesome opportunity,” Cooper-Dyke said. “I don’t take it lightly. I feel like the different programs I’ve been a part of…have prepared me in many ways for the Pac-12 and USC…I can’t promise it will happen in a year like it did at these other programs, but I promise we will put forth our best effort as a staff to create a program that embraces the work ethic and mentality that will help us be successful.” “The ability to accelerate the time between scientific discovery and new patient therapies is a core focus of USC’s medical enterprise,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “With his generous gift, Daniel Tsai affirms his confidence in our ability to do so.
The Clonmel man who’s won 2 caps for Ireland will join French side Pau where his ex teammates Cashel’s Paddy Butler, James Coughlan and Sean Dougall are already in place.The 28 year old second row will miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury.