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first_imgGovernor Wolf Issues Statement Supporting Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma May 14, 2019 Press Release,  Statement,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following in response to the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Josh Shapiro against Purdue Pharma:“Purdue Pharma’s systematic process to build a customer base for OxyContin, as alleged by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is appalling.“Through initiatives like the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, expanding treatment options, and the ongoing disaster declaration, we have begun to curb the number of deaths from overdoses and get more people on the road to recovery. But we are still facing years of struggle before we undo the harm caused by the opioid epidemic.“Purdue Pharma preyed on Pennsylvanians of all types, including the elderly and patients already struggling with opioid use disorder. By creating a revolving door clientele that endlessly sought an increasing amount of opioids prescribed by doctors who were deliberately fed misinformation by Purdue Pharma, this deplorable company contributed to a crisis that has negatively impacted the lives of all Pennsylvanians.“I support Attorney General Shapiro’s efforts to ensure that Purdue Pharma is held accountable for its role in creating and worsening this public health crisis.”View more information on the Wolf Administration’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, including his opioid disaster declaration.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Mysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Former Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon, has described Lionel Messi as a priceless player but said nobody will be ready to pay €700million to secure his services. Messi has asked to leave Barca – his only senior club – after a difficult season at Camp Nou in which they failed to win a trophy amid tension between the board and the talismanic forward. The 33-year-old has a clause in his contract that allows him to terminate his deal and leave the club for free at the end of each season. It is claimed Messi intends to activate this clause, yet Barca reportedly believe the option has already expired for this year, despite the 2019-20 season having been prolonged by the coronavirus pandemic. Rival clubs would otherwise have to pay €700 million (£627m/$828m) to release Messi from his contract, a fee that would appear beyond any suitor between the demands of Financial Fair Play and the impact of the global crisis. But Calderon, the former Real Madrid president, is confident Josep Maria Bartomeu will accept a compromise. “I am pretty sure they will reach a friendly agreement,” Calderon told Stats Perform News . “They have had 20 years together. “Messi has given his best for Barcelona, and Barcelona have given their all to Messi. They have won many titles together. He has won six Ballons d’Or. “I am convinced they will not go for a legal fight and they will solve it in a friendly way. It would be what I would try, and I am sure Bartomeu [as Barcelona president] will do the same. “I know him. He is a calm man, and he will look for the best solution for both. There is no need to go for any legal fight or any controversy.” Messi’s significant wage packet represents another stumbling block, but Calderon believes the forward offers value for money – even if a cut-price deal with Barca might be required. Juventus paid just €100m (£90m/$117m) to Madrid for Messi’s great rival Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago, a fee Calderon considers a relative bargain. “Obviously, I would be enthusiastic if I was the president of any club who can sign [Messi],” Calderon said. “It is true he is 33, but I am sure he has still three or four years at his best level ahead of him. “Having said that, how can you pay for him? Real Madrid gave a gift selling Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m because he is showing he is still really valuable and will be for another couple of years. read also:Man City table three-year contract for Lionel Messi “I don’t know – [the fee] is something that has to be fixed. I am sure nobody will pay €700m, but that will not be the point. “I am also sure Messi will try to get any fee for Barcelona. How many million? I honestly don’t know. “The club who sign him will be lucky but also will have a huge salary to be paid. He really deserves it, though. The value he adds to a team is priceless.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgPlanned strike– Union pushes for mass protestBy Shemuel FanfairTeachers on Monday expressed great frustration over their current wages and are demanding that union members let their voices be heard on the streets come September 3; the day public schools are scheduled to reopen. This call was made at a meeting held at the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) headquarters in Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, where Union executives reiterated their position that the August 27 strike action remains in place. Members heard that teachers on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are ready to shut down schools when the opening day arrives.“Come September 3, 2018, we teachers need to be somewhere because theThe Guyana Teachers Union, Woolford Avenue headquarters was packed to capacity where many teachers called for mass protests (Shemuel Fanfair photo)Ministry’s education officials will go out and do their regular follow-up exercises,” one male teacher remarked during the meeting with hundreds of teachers on Monday.“Are we going to turn up to school and not teach or is there a place that we can go and picket and say what we have to say and come out in our numbers and be heard,” another queried of her colleagues.As the session continued, a female shouted that her fellow teachers should gather on the school opening date: “I want us to get our placards and decide where are going and go!” she exclaimed.The teachers came out in a large contingent at the GTU meeting and stridently expressed that they are fully on board with the strike action. Another engagement with teachers was held at Enmore, East Coast Demerara, on Monday afternoon. GTU President Mark Lyte, surrounded by executives, held on to the 40 per cent increase teachers are asking for and said Government’s $700 million ball-park figure would account for 2018 only. He said too that the GTU wants a 2016-2020GTU Mark Lyte makes a point to teachers at Enmore, East Coast Demerara (Dexter Ceres photo)deal which comes despite Government’s position that it could only give what it can afford.“We have not heard from the President, but we are still hoping to hear from [him] because he said, ‘I’m going to put a task force together’… the task force recommended on top of the 2015 salary, 40 per cent; not any ball-park figure,” the union President expressed.The teachers shouted a unified “no!” when President Lyte asked them if they could be replaced by substitutes. This was in reference to Education Minister Nicolette Henry indicating that arrangements are in place should the strike situations become extensive. She cited an Internal Standard Operational Procedure (SoP), which speaks to measures Government would implement if teachers are absent, such as temporary workers to fill the gaps. However, one union representative, Stacy Benjamin questioned if such a move would be practical since teachers would often dive into their own pockets to fund classroom materials and towards meals for those who are in need.Some of the teachers while supporting the strike, expressed fear of victimisation and salary cuts but Lyte later on told reporters that he was set to meet with an attorney in this regard as the union seeks to solidify its legal standing. On teacher suggested that the union files a High Court injunction to prevent Government fromAnother section of teachers at the meeting on Mondaycutting salaries as they have a “right to strike”.A popular teacher, “Sir Mars”, in exuberant and vociferous fashion, said he is prepared to “go to the end” to advocate for the teachers’ cause. Mars concurred with Government coalition partner, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) when it said last week that the Administration going against teachers was tantalum to “political suicide”.Another teacher asked what would happen if the matter goes to arbitration, but the Union representatives pointed out that if this stage is not successful, the matter will be taken to a tribunal. Former Education Minister, Dr Henry Jeffrey told <<<>>> on Saturday that the GTU should request arbitration to help bring the matter to a possible conclusion. Government and the GTU have been talking for three years but those talks broke down last week.Lyte had noted that the GTU outright rejected Government’s request for teachers to agree to a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19. He said the Union similarly rejected the $700 million cap that was placed on salary increases; Government also wants the clothing allowance to remains at $8000, a figure which Lyte said was given in 2011. He said too that for Whitley Council Leave, teachers still have to wait four years before getting their one month off even though the GTU appealed for three years.The Union has 7000 members but the union President at the time when reporters questioned him on Monday could not confirm if the Union could pay the teachers’ salaries if Government were to make deductions for absenteeism. The GTU has however invited non-unionised members to take part in the industrial action.last_img read more

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target I’m still waiting for a madman with a box to whisk me away through time and space. But until he comes, I’ll have to pilot the TARDIS myself.Toymaker Character introduced the TARDIS electronic playset: a plastic reproduction of the iconic spacecraft’s bigger-on-the-inside interior.Based on the 2005 design—flown by the Ninth and Tenth Doctors—the toy features a motorized time column (with pulsating lights), and an illuminated console with six control buttons, one for each panel on the original apparatus.Step through the police box doors into the endless halls of the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space). The dimensions of the interior have never been specified, but you don’t have to worry about getting lost among infinite corridors.Character GroupThe electronic playset focuses only on the console room—a domed chamber where the flight controls are housed. It even includes removable floor panels so that you can access the storage space beneath.True to life fiction, the product comes with a coat rack and three-seater car bench, as well as 12 “great” sound and light effects, presumably including the vworp vworp vworp of the materializing ship.Aimed at Whovians ages five and up, the TARDIS electronic playset is on sale in the UK for £59.90; it is not currently available for international shipping. You’ll need four AA batteries, and enough room to display an 18-by-11-by14-inch toy.Developed by Time Lords, the TARDIS’s “chameleon circuit” allows the device to blend in with its surroundings. But when the circuit in the Doctor’s stolen ship breaks, it remains stuck in the recognizable shape of a 1960s-style London police box.When Doctor Who returned to televisions in the new millennium, the only similarities between the new TARDIS console room and its previous design was the console itself.During the Tenth Doctor’s regeneration, the TARDIS caught fire and was heavily damaged; the Eleventh Doctor left the ship for a time, allowing it some privacy to heal and rebuild.last_img read more