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
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Opener Jason Roy smashed England’s highest individual score in one-day internationals to guide his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory against Australia in the opening match of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.The 27-year old hit 180 and combined in a third-wicket stand of 221 with test skipper Joe Root, who made an unbeaten 91, to make the seemingly steep 305-run chase look easy and help England to their first win on the tour.Roy surpassed team mate Alex Hales’s previous ODI best of 171 during his 151-ball knock as England cruised home with seven balls to spare in a morale-boosting victory, after a demoralising 4-0 loss in the Ashes tests.After being put in to bat in the opening ODI of the five-match series, Australia opener Aaron Finch compiled his ninth hundred in the 50-over format to help the hosts to a total of 304 for eight.Yet the target proved insufficient as Roy hit 16 fours and five sixes in a belligerent knock, his fourth ODI hundred.Roy, who celebrated his century with a leap in the air, reached fifty in 32 balls and gave England a rollicking start in their chase with an opening stand of 53 with Jonny Bairstow in under five overs.England stuttered a bit after fast bowler Mitchell Starc dismissed Roy, with the touring side also losing captain Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler soon after. Root, however, remained unbeaten to take them home.Australia had earlier lost David Warner for two to a fast and sharply-rising delivery from paceman Mark Wood while in-form skipper Steve Smith (23) and Travis Head also fell cheaply as the hosts were reduced to 78-3 in the 14th over.Finch, who hit 10 fours and three sixes in his 107, and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh then gave Australia a platform to build on with a stand of 118.Finch and Marsh, who made 50, fell in quick succession and it was left to Marcus Stoinis and Tim Paine to provide Australia’s late assault and give them a defendable total.Stoinis smashed 60 in 40 balls while Paine contributed a useful 27 as the pair added 80 for the sixth wicket to help the hosts get past the 300-run mark.Brisbane will host the second match of the series on Friday. AUSTRALIA 1st innings Aaron Finch c Jonny Bairstow b Moeen Ali 107 David Warner c Joe Root b Mark Wood 2 Steven Smith c Jos Buttler b Adil Rashid 23 Travis Head b Liam Plunkett 5 Mitchell Marsh b Adil Rashid 50 Marcus Stoinis c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 60 Tim Paine c Moeen Ali b Liam Plunkett 27 Pat Cummins c Jason Roy b Liam Plunkett 12 Andrew Tye Not Out 4 Extras 0b 7lb 0nb 0pen 7w 14 Total (50.0 overs) 304-8Fall of Wickets : 1-10 Warner, 2-58 Smith, 3-78 Head, 4-196 Finch, 5-205 Marsh, 6-285 Stoinis, 7-296 Paine, 8-300 CumminsDid Not Bat : Starc, ZampaBowling: Woakes 10- 0- 65- 1 ( 1w), Wood 10- 0- 49- 1,Plunkett 10 0 71 3 ( 3w), Rashid 10 – 0 – 73- 2 ( 2w), Moeen Ali 10 0 39 1. ……………………………………………….. ENGLAND 1st innings Jason Roy c (Sub) b Mitchell Starc 180 Jonny Bairstow c Tim Paine b Mitchell Starc 14 Alex Hales c Marcus Stoinis b Pat Cummins 4 Joe Root Not Out 91 Eoin Morgan c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins 1 Jos Buttler c Mitchell Starc b Marcus Stoinis 4 Moeen Ali Not Out 5 Extras 0b 5lb 0nb 0pen 4w 9 Total (48.5 overs) 308-5Fall of Wickets : 1-53 Bairstow, 2-60 Hales, 3-281 Roy, 4-288 Morgan, 5-302 ButtlerDid Not Bat : Woakes, Rashid, Plunkett, Wood Bowling: Starc 10- 0- 71- 2, (2w), Cummins 10 – 0 – 63- 2, (1w),Tye 10 – 0- 43- 0, Stoinis 6- 0- 33- 1, Zampa 10- 0 – 72- 0 , (1w) l Marsh 2- 0- 15-0, Head 0.5- 0- 6- 0 .
Luiz appeared destined for an important role after City missed out on yet another Brazilian-born player, Italy international Jorginho, who opted to sign for Chelsea instead in July.But City learned this week their work permit applications had been denied by the Football Association (FA) — who would support any such request to the Home Office — with Guardiola particularly upset by the timing of the decision.“He (Luiz) is not allowed,” said Guardiola, who made a point of giving Luiz game time on their recent tour of the United States.“We are going to try to help him to go on loan again and try to get the work permit.“It’s so difficult for me to understand.“One guy who doesn’t see the player or any training sessions every day has to judge if he has the ability and quality to play.“I accept the rules but I don’t understand because anybody in the world can work wherever he wants.“The manager from Brazil and myself know more than the guys who decide he is not able to play.”– ‘Thank you Jurgen’ –Guardiola, whose biggest investment in the close season transfer market was in Algerian international Riyad Mahrez paying £60million to Leicester City, said he would have preferred greater warning than being told on the day the transfer window came down.“They didn’t know him, not one game, not one training session, to know if he can play or not,” he said.“I would have preferred it if it wasn’t announced yesterday.“If they decide the rules are the rules, let me know 15 days ago and maybe we can decide what we can do but one day before and you decide he can’t play because, I don’t know, he is not tall enough, doesn’t play enough, games in the past or something like that? Okay.”Guardiola, who will have England striker Raheem Sterling and Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne available for Sunday’s opener with Arsenal after they returned from their post World Cup holidays, refused to fall into the trap laid by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp earlier on Friday saying City are the clear favourites for the title.Klopp has spent the most of any manager in the Premier League in the close season and may have been trying to shift some of the huge weight of expectations on his and his team’s shoulders.“Thank you Jurgen,” joked Guardiola.“But for nine years I’ve lived with it, no problem.“Every season except the first when I arrived, when I had people in Barcelona who didn’t know I was a manager, since then we’ve been the favourites but thank you Jurgen, you are so kind!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz will not be able to play for Manchester City this season after failing to obtain a work permit © AFP / RHONA WISEMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Pep Guardiola says he is frustrated by Premier League champions Manchester City’s failure to obtain a work permit for Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz.Guardiola had planned on using the 20-year-old, signed from Vasco da Gama for £10.7 million last summer, in his first team squad this season, providing cover for ageing compatriot Fernandinho.