Year-In-Review: Leading the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Year-In-Review: Leading the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis December 14, 2016 2016 In Review,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Year in Review Throughout 2016, Governor Wolf traveled to every corner of Pennsylvania to learn how the opioid and heroin crisis was affecting families and communities. He sat with parents who lost their children and people in recovery and pledged Pennsylvania would make progress against this epidemic.He worked with the legislature to secure $20.4 million in the 2016-17 budget to fund treatment for 45 Centers of Excellence for Pennsylvanians struggling with opioid use disorder. Centers of Excellence help ensure that people with opioid-related substance use disorder stay in treatment to receive follow-up care and are supported within their communities.In late September, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to call for legislation that would battle the disease of addiction, and on November 2nd, Governor Wolf signed five bills that combat Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic, including:Senate Bill 1202 strengthens the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.Senate Bill 1367 and House Bill 1699 restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or emergency rooms patients.Senate Bill 1368 establishes education curriculum on safe prescribing.House Bill 1737 creates more locations for the drop-off of prescription drugs.Governor Wolf also announced more than 2,000 opioid overdoses were reversed with Naloxone thanks to a standing order his administration established, and launched Pennsylvania’s prescription drug monitoring program to cut down on over-prescribing of powerful opioid painkillers. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary YEAR IN REVIEW SHARE TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

‘Sensual massage with oral once a week’: Seedy sex-for-rent ads highlight affordability crisis

first_imgPicture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.auIn St Marys in western Sydney, one landlord is offering a “room for female international student, discount available” for “an attractive, clean, reliable, non-smoking young lady”.“Even if you study in the city, you may consider the 55-minute train trip worthwhile, since rents in the city are around $180 a week to share a room with numerous people, or almost double that to rent a room on your own,” the ad says.“You can pay $210 per week, which includes all bills such as gas, electricity and Wi-Fi, or you can pay $110 and provide a 30-40 minute sensual massage with mutual natural oral once a week. I also give a nice massage, so an hour of mutual sensual massage is an option too. Email with some details about yourself, and a full body picture or two.”In Bexley in south Sydney, another ad offers a “free private room for female friends with benefit”. “Hi girls, I have one bedroom available in my two-bedroom unit available for free for some naughty fun,” the ad says. “No restrictions, no commitments. Can move whenever you want and move out at your own will.”And in Bella Vista in Sydney’s north-west, a room in a four-bedroom home with a married couple is available for free to the right female housemate. “I’m looking at finding a fit girl who can be a normal housemate but pays her rent with NSA [no strings attached] ‘fun times’ without my wife knowing (who also lives here but spends a lot of time at work),” the ad says. “So being able to play the part of regular housemate and be discrete is required.”Meanwhile in Preston, Victoria, another ad offers “free living, all bills and rent paid in exchange for regular sex”. “The title says it all,” the ad says. “Free rent in your own private room, all bills paid in exchange for regular sex.“You will also get free use of a full range of hair, beauty and laser services. Spend your day care free with a massage, get your nails done, a daily blowave or any other type of pampering before coming home to a cooked meal and wine. All living costs paid! Just be a cool female!”In Townsville, one ad offers a free CBD apartment. “I live in the T1 Apartments in the Townsville CBD,” the ad says. “Willing to rent out room with no bills in exchange for sex from a female under the age of 30. I am 27 drug and disease free and expect you to be the same.”And on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, one landlord even throws in “unlimited internet” in addition to free rent for sex. “Looking for a young woman that is looking for somewhere to live,” the ad says.“I offer your own room, own shower unlimited internet, there is also a pool but a little cold now. I work away, two weeks on one week off, so much of the time you will be on your own. In return you will pay me with sex while I am home.”In Liverpool, south-west of Sydney, another landlord offers “rent free accommodation for, short or long term”. “In return for staying, you will provide nude cleaning services,” the ad says.“Or will be willing to be nude around the house for negotiated times of day. There will be no sexual contact! Genuine ad, genuine replies please, replies with photos get first preference.” Landlords are offering free rent in exchange for sex.AUSTRALIAN landlords are taking advantage of skyrocketing rents to prey on students, low-income earners and even homeless people by offering “sex for rent” arrangements on popular classifieds sites.One man offering a room in South Brisbane “for the right female” describes himself as “honest and respectful and just looking for a lady to share my house [with] free rent in return for company”.“I’m a normal guy just don’t have time for relationships/dating so thought this might work for someone needing to get out of bad place or back on your feet etc.?” the ad says.“Free spare room in Dandenong,” another ad reads. “Rent is free and so is the sex and only for women no men.” In Coffs Harbour, a “house boy” offers sex in exchange for a free room. “House boy … looking for a room for to rent for sex, will do anything you say,” he writes.In trendy Newtown in Sydney’s inner-west, another ad offers a free room in exchange for “regular three times a week sex”. “All bills, included, in addition to broadband internet usage (as long as you don’t take crazy long showers and keep the heater on all night),” the ad says.“Only interest in girls of Caucasian, Middle Eastern, European or Latina descent.” Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.aucenter_img Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.au Picture: News.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago .Over the weekend, one woman seeking a room in the affluent suburb of Mosman was shocked when her prospective new roommate outlined his “bold condition”. The man explained that no one had come to see the room for two weeks. “Okay, what is the condition?” she asks. “Flatmates with benefits,” he replies.The woman posted the exchange to a popular Facebook group, where reaction was mixed. “Name and shame the creep,” wrote one commenter. In response, another person asked, “How is he a creep? He was straight forward, upfront and honest. If he advertised a room for rent then tried moves it would be creeping. You’re all acting like a bunch of conservative losers. Have sex people, it’s fun.”Earlier this year, the annual Rental Affordability Index by SGS Economics & Planning found skyrocketing rents were increasingly pushing low-income earners out of metropolitan areas across the country.The study found rental affordability in Sydney at a record low, with the average household now in housing stress — paying 29 per cent of their income on rent — while a single pensioner renting a one-bedroom unit anywhere in the city would be paying 60 per cent or more. frank.chung@news.com.au Picture: News.com.aulast_img read more

FIFA teams up with African Union, WHO, CAF to promote campaign against domestic violence

first_img Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This Year20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models Ever Loading… “Violence against women is a major threat to women’s health and that of their children,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. ”It is also a grave violation of human rights – and it must end now. WHO is proud to stand with FIFA, the African Union and CAF to launch this campaign across Africa to bring attention to this critical issue. We are committed to a world where women live free from violence and discrimination.” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad stated: “Whether at home or on the pitch, everyone is entitled to respect and safety. Domestic, physical or moral violence, especially against women and children, must be condemned. Do not be afraid or ashamed to seek help if you are a victim of violence in your own home. If you are a witness to violence, intervene or get help, but do not stay silent: remaining silent is to be guilty of complicity. Never forget that everyone has a right to live in safety in their own home.” The #SafeHome campaign launched today across Africa is part of a wider global initiative to raise awareness on this critical issue. In Africa, the awareness videos feature nine football stars – Abel Xavier, Emmanuel Amuneke, Sarah Essam, Khalilou Fadiga, Geremi, Rabah Madjer, Lúcia Moçambique, Asisat Oshoala and Clémentine Touré – who convey a series of key messages to the public. The campaign is being published on various FIFA digital channels and African Union and WHO channels. #SafeHome is also being supported by multimedia toolkits for FIFA’s member associations and for media to help facilitate additional localisation and to further amplify the message worldwide. read also:Infantino believes he is ‘untouchable’, claims ex-FIFA chief FIFA is calling upon its member associations to actively publish details of national or local helplines and support services that can help victims and anyone who feels they are at risk of domestic violence in their locality. The world governing body also calls upon its members to review their own safeguarding measures using the FIFA Guardians toolkit to ensure that football is fun and safe for everyone in the game, especially women and the youngest members of the football family. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img FIFA is joining forces with the African Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to jointly address the issue of domestic violence by launching the #SafeHome campaign across the African continent. The initiative is designed to support women and children victims of domestic violence, particularly as stay-at-home measures in response to COVID-19 have put them at greater risk. A number of African football stars are supporting the campaign via video awareness messages distributed on social and traditional media. The African Union-FIFA-CAF memorandum of understanding, which was concluded in February 2019, covers joint campaigns on topics of mutual interest and the promotion of gender equality, a key principle. Other areas of collaboration include education through football, sports integrity, and safety and security at football matches. “I am glad that today we can launch this campaign on the important topic of domestic violence, which is significantly exacerbated by COVID-19 lockdown conditions and movement restrictions, together with our partners, the African Union, WHO, and CAF,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “It is our duty to leverage the immense popularity of football in Africa to raise awareness on this societal challenge with a very clear message: violence has no place in homes, just as it has no place in football.” H.E. Amira Elfadil, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, emphasised: ’’The African Union Commission is resolute and committed to the protection of women and girls. We recognise and align ourselves with FIFA, CAF and the World Health Organization and other stakeholders on the efforts aimed at preventing abuse and domestic-based violence through collaborative programming that links reconstruction, access to the continuum of service, addressing the underlying social norms and harmful practices that continue to perpetuate gender-based violence and inequality, as well as community awareness and empowerment. We align ourselves to leverage the popular appeal of football to raise awareness against domestic violence, particularly as stay-at-home measures in response to COVID-19 are in place.’’last_img read more