Governor 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. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
MANCHESTER United are closing in on the signing of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of £40m.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a huge admirer of the Netherlands international, 23, and has had him watched on a number of occasions.It is understood United have now firmed up their interest with a medical and personal terms still to be concluded.The transfer is expected to be finalised within days.Van de Beek is set to sign a five-year deal, which should allow him to be available for United’s opening game of the 2020-21 season, against Crystal Palace on 19 September.He will become Solskjaer’s first close-season signing after a much-publicised move for Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho stalled over the size of the fee.Van de Beek was part of the outstanding Ajax side that got to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.He was left out of Ajax’s friendlies with German pair Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin over the weekend.
AFCON 2019 DRAWSuper Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr is hoping for a favourable draw for the three-time African champions at the draw ceremony for the 2019 AFCON scheduled to hold next Friday, April 12 in Cairo, Egypt.All the 24 teams that qualified for continental football showpiece are going to be placed in six groups of four teams each for the tournament scheduled to hold between June and July in Egypt. Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr Speaking at the Aiteo-NFF Awards ceremony that held on Monday night in Lagos, the Franco-German gaffer revealed he already has an idea of his squad whilst also hoping for a favourable pairing.Rohr who left Lagos for his base in France on Wednesday revealed to AOIFootball.com that his team is ready to go up against the best nations on the continent.While also hinting he will be flying directly to Egypt from France for the draw, the Super Eagles coach stated categorically that he believes that the tournament would be a very tough one but his boys are fully aware of the task ahead.“Obviously, the focus is on the AFCON now; we wanted to qualify and we have achieved that so it’s time to test our strength with the best legs on the continent.“I will fly directly for the draws from France and hope we get a fair draw but I don’t also think that there will be pushover teams. The qualifiers were very competitive and I also believe the tournament will also be a difficult one,” Rohr warned.The coach also played down fears over his team’s second pot seeding, insisting that the Eagles would be ready to take on any of the six seeded teams in pot one, having already tested their strength with host nation Egypt in a friendly last month in Asaba.After missing the past two edition’s of the competition, the Super Eagles were placed in Pot 2 and would face one of Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Tunisia who have all been placed in Pot One of the draw.Meanwhile, a former Nigerian international, Samuel Okeremute Sodje has thrown his weight behind the current crop of Super Eagles players to win the Africa Nations Cup in June despite making a return after six years absence.The free scoring defender admitted that the bunch of players in the team are good to go but must believe in themselves and play as a unit to ensure they triumph over the continent’s best in Egypt.“Definitely, the Nations Cup is winnable because we have the players that can deliver the goods for us and I believe if they play as a team and believe in their abilities, then they can repeat the success of 2013 in South Africa.“Individually you look at this current crop of players and find plenty of amazing talents, though young. I believe if the right mindset is instilled in them before the tournament then they could go on and win yet another trophy for Nigeria,” Sodje said.He, however, added that with the expansion from 16 to 24, the competition would definitely be tougher but still believes in the Nigerian team as they have continued to improve game by game since their group stage exit from the World Cup in Russia.Sam Sodje, the younger brother of former World Cup defender Efe Sodje, won four caps with the senior national team, making his debut in the Eagles 3-0 loss to Romania in 2005 before also featuring in games against Ireland, France and Kenya.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a number of ‘top tips’ for operators to ensure that bets are being settled in accordance with the regulator’s social responsibility code provision 4.2.6.The advice comes after the UKGC has been made aware of operators breaching the licence conditions and codes of practice, examples of which have included “using a new settlement mechanic for foreign racing, applying Rule 4 using an alternative methodology and the inaccurate settlement of bets due to rounding”.The UKGC has previously cracked down on the application of rule 4 by bookmakers. Rule 4 relates to the reduction of winnings when a horse you have backed wins or is placed.A rule 4 is used when a horse is withdrawn from a race because it becomes easier for the other runners to win. An amount of money is taken out of winnings to balance the effect of the non-runner.The new advice follows on from a previous UKGC crack down on the use of rule 4 in racing after evidence was found to suggest that “that bookmakers had deliberately shortened the odds of known or likely non-runners in order to maximise Rule 4 deductions for their own commercial gain to the disadvantage of consumers”.In a move to ensure that “customers can trust their bets will be settled in accordance with an operator’s published rules”, Graham Burgin has set out a number of recommendations for operators.He suggested: “Ensure your rules are updated to reflect any learning highlighted through your own complaints processes and ADR resolutions.“In addition to published rules, you should use additional methods to notify customers of change. In betting shops, this could be through information provision on premises screens, over the audio network, through staff and on betting slips and receipts. For online operators, this could be through information provision on relevant market screens, through pop-ups and on betting receipts.“Make sure that consistent information is provided. For example, your published rules should not conflict with information displayed on a market screen or available through ‘Help’ or ‘FAQ’ pages.” Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles