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County Giving Away Free Narcan Kits Part Of Overdose Prevention Initiative


first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Yep save the druggies and kill the babies.pathetic. Photo: Intropin / Wikipedia / CC BY 3.0MAYVILLE – Officials in Chautauqua County are giving away free Narcan Kits in an effort to help combat drug overdoses.Naloxone, also called Narcan, is an emergency medicine that can stop an opioid overdose.Last month, an increase in drug overdoses, and drug overdose deaths, was reported in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Chautauqua County government and members of the Chautauqua Substance Abuse Response Partnership want to encourage those in the community who are actively using drugs and those who have a loved one using drugs to carry Naloxone,” said officials in a statement. Free training and Naloxone kits are available locally through:Evergreen Health, 320 Prather Ave., Jamestown – (716) 847-2441Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services – (716) 753-6724Officials say anyone using opioids, whether for recreational purposes or otherwise, can be at risk for overdose. Other risk factors include:Using or taking drugs alone;Mixing opioids with other drugs like alcohol, benzodiazepines (Xanax and Ativan) and prescription stimulants (cocaine and Adderall);Having lower tolerance due to recent detox/drug treatment, incarceration, or illness; andNot knowing what drugs one is consuming such as using heroin cut with fentanyl.“An overdose can happen when the amount of drugs ingested causes suppressed breathing in a way that oxygen cannot reach vital organs, and the body begins to shut down,” said officials. “It is important to note that an overdose can occur anywhere from 20 minutes to two full hours after drug use.”Signs of an overdose include:Face is clammy to touch and has lost color;Blue lips and fingertips;Non-responsive to his/her name or a firm rub to the sternum (Center of the chest) using the knuckles;Slow breathing, erratic breathing, or no breathing at all;Deep snoring or a gurgling sound, what would be described as a “death rattle;” andHeartbeat is slow or has stopped.If you suspect an overdose, call 911 immediately.last_img read more


Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell Sizzle in Fool for Love Poster


first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 View Comments Related Shows We’re already stoked to see Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love on Broadway, and now we have a brand new reason to be excited: This smokin’ poster featuring stars Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell. After all, this image evokes everything you need to know about the 1983 modern classic: deep secrets, dark desires, tangled relationships in a seedy desert motel. Are you in or are you in? Performances begin September 15 at the Friedman Theatre. Fool For Lovelast_img


Chilean Army and Navy Participate in RIMPAC 2016 Exercise


first_imgBy Carolina Contreras/ Diálogo September 14, 2016 The Chilean Army and Navy honed their military skills in Rim of the Pacific or RIMPAC 2016, the largest multinational naval exercise in the world. The training took place off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California between June 30th and August 5th, and was hosted by the U.S. Navy. During RIMPAC, the Chilean Navy participated with its FF Frigate Admiral Cochrane, a Cougar helicopter from their Naval Aviation’s Attack Helicopter Squadron, as well as 23 commissioned and non-commissioned officers. “This is an opportunity to be a part of a multinational exercise with high professional standards, which also fosters cooperation among allied naval forces,” said Chilean Navy Commander Juan Pablo Marín, commander of the Chilean Army’s frigate FF Admiral Cochrane. RIMPAC has taken place every other year since 1971. Its main setting is the Pacific Rim, one of the principal commercial routes along the Asia-Pacific coast, and its goal is to protect that route from any security threats. In this 25th version of RIMPAC, there were a total of 28 participating countries, as well as 44 surface vessels, four submarines, over 200 aircraft and approximately 25,000 military personnel who conducted the exercise in a fictitious armed conflict, in which one enemy nation assaulted another, refusing to comply with United Nations resolutions. The naval forces of the participating countries put their abilities to the test, operating in combined task forces to improve interoperability and promote regional stability in maritime-ground maneuvers. Simulated exercises included humanitarian aid, maritime security, and crisis-management using war powers. “We know how to organize and conduct a large-scale multinational force, as well as the standardized procedures among the different participating nations,” stressed Captain Pablo Niemann, the oldest member of the Chilean delegation participating in RIMPAC, who, for the second year in a row, was named Second Commander of the Combined Forces Maritime Component. “This is recognition of the work that the Chilean Navy has been conducting for the past two decades in this exercise,” he said. In this command role, Capt. Niemann was accompanied by four members of the Chilean Joint Staff. In addition to learning more about the development of the exercise, they also aspire to “a position of greater importance in RIMPAC in the near future,” he added. Invited by the United States, the Chilean Navy has participated in the exercise every year since 1996. First experience The Chilean Army participated in RIMPAC for the first time with a platoon of 28 paratroopers from the “Lautaro” Special Operations Brigade. The Chilean personnel completed joint tasks with the Canadian and United States armies, forming a Multinational Expeditionary Force whose mission was to assist a country in civil war with a humanitarian crisis. The first phase of the exercise was instruction and training at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, San Diego, with coast-to-coast operations and combat techniques in hostile areas. They also learned military operations in urban terrain and tactic and technique procedures Finally, during the execution phase, they conducted embarking, setting sail, and debarking of the expeditionary force on San Clemente Island, California. “Sharing and exchanging professional experiences was very relevant,” said Chilean Army Lieutenant Colonel Raúl Rosas. The FF Admiral Cochrane frigate and its crew joined Task Force 170, which led the USS John Stennis aircraft carrier, participating in a visit, board, search and seizure exercise along with the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Shoup, and the Indian Navy frigate INS Saptura, among others. The Chilean vessel is essentially an anti-submarine unit which allows it to participate in units that can provide protection to a group of aircraft carriers, or wherever else the need may arise. Specifically, the fact that it has a flight deck able to handle an SH-32 aircraft, and therefore train using the most available methods. To get to RIMPAC 2016, the Chilean Navy personnel went through a training process at the Navy’s Training Center. Preparing the participating group to lead the exercise began in 2015 with coordination and planning meetings, so that later, starting in early 2016, all of the participants could meet to understand and get involved in the various tasks to be developed. “It will allow us to be prepared to participate in a multinational force if that is required,” said Capt. Niemann.last_img read more


Msgr. Tom Hartman, of God Squad Fame, Dies


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Msgr. Thomas Hartman, the Roman Catholic priest from Long Island nationally known as half of the God Squad, a popular television show about religion, died following a years-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 69.Father Tom, as he was known, became a household name with Rabbi Marc Gellman following the success of the TV show they co-hosted for 20 years on Telecare, the faith-based cable network that Hartman ran for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The show led to a nationally-syndicated newspaper column, as well as regular TV and radio appearances on shows with larger audiences than their own, such as Good Morning America. After his diagnosis, Hartman stepped back from the spotlight and founded a charity that donated millions to find a cure for Parkinson’s.“Our friendship produced many words, but it never needed words,” Gellman wrote in his Newsday column Wednesday eulogizing Hartman. “Tommy taught me that smiles are more important than words, and I do not need words now to remember that transformative wisdom.” Hartman grew up in East Williston before entering the Hempstead seminary when he was in the ninth grade after passing up his dream of becoming a baseball player and instead joining the clergy like his uncle, aunts and cousins before him. He was ordained in 1971 and eight years later graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkley.Hartman was also a parish priest at St. Vincent de Paul in Elmont and a chaplain for the Nassau County Police Department. Hartman joined forces with Gellman, the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, after the two met while discussion religion on News12 Long Island. The next day, they formed the God Squad, in which the straight-laced Hartman and quick-witted Gellman discussed morality and religion.The duo eventually became LI’s best-known clergymen, making appearances on national cable news networks. They were even animated for an HBO children’s special based on their book of the same name, How Do You Spell God? But if they ever struggled to balance their fame and their duties, it never showed.”I’m definitely the straight man,” Hartman told The New York Times during the height of their fame in the ‘90s. ”Marc is much funnier than I and more vocal. I’m quieter. I want Marc to be the star. To some degree I’ve had more fame. Initially he had to gain it. So it was bigger in his mind. And in many ways he’s more talented than I.”In 2003, Hartman broke the news of his diagnoses in his newspaper column, which had only launched a year prior. He had kept it secret for four years by that point. Gellman still writes the column for Tribune Media Services, but visited Hartman weekly at the nursing home where Father Tom lived until his passing.Hartman’s charity donations led to the formation of the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson Research  in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at Stony Brook University. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.last_img read more


Tottenham cut-price option for £30m right-back


first_imgTottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has reportedly stepped up his interest in signing Leicester right-back Ricardo Pereira in the January transfer window. But Pereira is not the only right-back on Tottenham’s radar, and news from West Brom is sure to have alerted the north London club. That news concerns highly-rated Baggies full-back Nathan Ferguson, who up until recently had been a regular in Slaven Bilic’s side, but has missed the last two games. Read Also:Tottenham leading transfer race for West Brom star The official line from The Hawthorns is that the 19-year-old is currently sidelined with a minor knock, but rumours persist that West Brom may be ready to do a deal for a player who will be out of contract in the summer and could be sold for as little as £10m. Meanwhile, Tottenham defensive stalwart Jan Vertonghen is reportedly wanted by two clubs in the January transfer window. According to the Daily Telegraph, Serie A outfit Napoli want to move for the 32-year-old this month – having failed with an approach last summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… The Portugal international, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. The 26-year-old only joined Leicester in 2018 in a £21million deal from Porto and was awarded the club’s Player of the Season in his first year at the club. The Daily Express claims that Mourinho is ready to rival United for Pereira, who is under contract at the King Power until 2023, and that Spurs are readying a £30m offer for the player’s services. Pereira is under contract at Leicester until 2023 and any club will find it difficult to convince the Foxes to part with one of their best players mid-way through the season. Spurs are chasing two new full-backs as Mourinho looks to rebuild a defence that has struggled to keep clean-sheets this season, with current right-back Serge Aurier prone to major errors – particularly in big games.last_img read more


UDFA GT Beer Cup wins for Kwakwani Strikers and Botofago


first_imgBy Joe ChapmanKWAKWANI Strikers joined Silver Shattas in their group to lead on six points when they outhustled Net Rockers 3-2. Botofago won for their second straight to also be on six points in the other group. They closed out Amelia’s Ward Panthers 3-0, as the Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) GT Beer Christmas football championship continued in group play at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on Wednesday night.In the first game Kwakwani Strikers kept their hopes alive after three games in their group of five and now have six points from three games, winning two and losing one.Handel Crossman got the Strikers off to a good start after receiving a corner from Dellon Duke for a 1-0 advantage in the 7th minute.However, the Rockers found the back of the net as DaShawn Young netted in the 30th minute and then took the lead in the 35th minute from a strike by Shane Luckie, as they were 2-1 ahead and were looking good at half-time whistle.Bu the Strikers were not to be denied and they came through to level the scores 2-2 after Norville Adrian was fouled just outside the 18-yard box.The shot taken by Shane Adams was through the wall from the right to the ever-pressing Dale Sauers, who was able to complete the scoring act just around the six yards box in the 58th minute.The two teams battled for the tie-breaker which came in the 90th minute of the game through a corner taken by Dellon Clinkett. Defender Eon ‘Bully’ Pluck was there to plant a header to score the winning goal and hand his team a 3-2 victory.The second game was all Botofago who smashed their way past Amelia’s Ward Panthers 3-0. They remain unbeaten like Winners Connection on six points, to head that group, as Jashawn Moore opened their scoring in the 19th minute from a through pass 1-0. The first half ended with the Botofago looking composed and leading 1-0.The second goal was achieved after the defenders were unable to clear in the mouth of the goal, where Kellon Primo sneaked through and scored in the 49th minute of the second period.Shawn Haynes then to register another for Botofgao – with Panthers defence in disarray – in the 83rd minute for a 3-0 lead which never changed.This evening Eagles United will look to get their first win after drawing their game against Net Rockers. They face Milerock who must win to have any chance of coming out of their group.This game at 18:00hrs will be followed by the clash between unbeaten Winners Connection and winless Amelia’s Ward Panthers.last_img read more


Brathwaite the hero at the death as Patriots beat Warriors again


first_imgTHE St Kitts & Nevis Patriots made it two from two against the Guyana Amazon Warriors as they came out on top in the fifth match of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).A remarkable game came to life in a dramatic final over from Carlos Brathwaite, in which he conceded only four runs and took three Warriors wickets, giving the Patriots their second victory of the tournament, and turning the match on its head.After the losing the toss and being inserted by Warriors captain Rayad Emrit, the Patriots batted steadily, rather than spectacularly, to reach 132-3.However, smart bowling from Mohammad Nabi and Hasan Ali proved that any total was defendable at Lauderhill, and the Patriots came through for an unlikely win.At halfway, observers may have thought they were 10 or 15 runs short of a winning total, after a subdued Chris Gayle was unable to reach his typical strike rates, but his 66 guided the Patriots to a competitive total of 132-3.The Warriors started well with the ball, with off-spinner Steven Jacobs almost having Gayle caught and bowled.The highlight of a quiet Powerplay which saw just 22 runs was when Chadwick Walton pulled off a wonderful stumping off the bowling off Jacobs, dismissing the dangerous Evin Lewis for just 4.Hafeez was run out attempting a second run when Keemo Paul threw from the deep and Walton leapt high to divert the ball onto the stumps.Hafeez had looked in good touch but the wicket brought Brandon King to the crease, and the 97-run partnership between himself and Gayle formed the backbone of the Patriots innings, and was ultimately match-winning.Keemo Paul changed his pace very well and bowled tidily, while Steven Jacobs bowled his full notifications before the half way stage, keeping the pressure on Gayle and King.However, they progressed nicely, though a missed opportunity for a run out in the fourteenth over would have seen Gayle gone before the death, one of the only mistakes made by Walton on an otherwise great day for the keeper. Tanvir, who bowled tidily at the top of the innings, went the distance at the death as Gayle freed his arms, taking 13 off of one over.In reply, Walton was unable to carry his form with the gloves through to his batting, hitting a short delivery from Sheldon Cottrell straight to Evin Lewis at deep-square leg. When Samuel Badree had opener Steven Taylor stumped off a quicker ball in the fourth over, leaving the Warriors 12-2, there was pressure on the batters.The pressure was released after Mohammad Hafeez dropped both Babar Azam and Jason Mohammed in the following two overs.Mohammad Nabi was the star with the ball for the Patriots, keeping a lid on the fluent Mohammed. He beat the bat on a number of occasions during his spell of 4-0-18-1, eventually luring Azam (21) into skying a delivery which Brathwaite caught for his one wicket.Gajanand Singh, in for a rested Martin Guptill, played solidly for his 28, before eventually falling in that dramatic final over.The turning point for the game was in the seventeenth over when Jason Mohamed hit Hasan Ali into the deep, and an outstanding catch was claimed by substitute, Fabian Allen.Shortly after, Shannon Cottrell had the dangerous Keemo Paul caught behind in the 18th over to give the Patriots a chance at the death.A chase, which had until the final over been straightforward, collapsed under pressure as keeper, Devon Thomas ran out both Emrit and Tanvir with direct hits from behind the stumps.Succumbing to the pressure, Gajanand Singh then turned the ball onto his own stumps, leaving five required from the final ball. Despite a wild swing, the new batsman Rashid Khan was unable to lay bat on it, and Brathwaite wheeled away in celebration.His team will be delighted to have made it two from two and will look ahead to their next game against St Lucia on Saturday as a chance to keep momentum going.The Warriors on the other hand will go into their game against Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday wondering how they lost this match, and looking to regain their form.last_img read more


Students attend political engagement conference


first_imgStudents Sarah Dhanaphatana and David Moreno returned to campus late Sunday night after representing USC at a Harvard Institute of Politics conference “Campus Activation: Increasing Student Voting and Political Engagement” over the weekend.Undergraduates from across the country traveled to Harvard University to participate in the conference, which featured lectures from political practitioners, expert organizers and noteworthy journalists on voter registration and campus political engagement.  The lectures focused on ways to encourage millennials to vote through techniques such as technology.   “We definitely focused in on communication strategies with new technologies and ways to really connect with young voters,” said Dhanaphatana, a junior majoring in political science and deputy features editor of the Daily Trojan. “We didn’t focus on one particular candidate that might have been doing well, [but] rather which candidate created a sense of authenticity when they were using social media.”One or two representatives each from 27 colleges and universities attended the Harvard conference. Participating schools are members of the Institute of Politics’ “National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement,” a group colleges and universities that aims to encourage young people to get involved in politics and public service.Only 22 percent of people ages 18-29, voted in the 2014-midterm elections, which was 13 percent of the total votes casted, according to CIRCLE news, which monitors the trends in young voters. Moreno, a senior majoring in political science, said one of the more engaging workshops was a discussion and Q&A session with Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called “The Importance of Engaging Millennials in the 2016 Election.”“An interesting thing that we touched on, in terms of the challenges that our generation face, is that a lot of politicians see us more as [people] who can vote for them and get them elected, versus individuals who can actually add to the discussion and contribute to making changes,” Moreno said.Lecturers such as John Della Volpe, director of polling at the IOP, shared his expertise with students on initiatives to improve voter turnout in young communities. He is a leading authority on global trends, opinions and influences, and contributes regularly to news outlets such as the Huffington Post, The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.“[Volpe] reversed the roles and wanted to hear from us and what our generation was like,” Moreno said. “That was really intriguing in that it showed that even though we all vary on a lot of things on the political spectrum, there were a lot of issues we all felt deeply passionate about, such as college affordability, K-12 education, healthcare and race relations.”USC’s effort to increase college voting was evident on Sept. 22, when students gathered in front of Tommy Trojan for National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide event that aims to promote greater participation in elections. 549 students registered to vote at the event, nearly double the amount that registered last year. Student representatives at the Harvard IOP Conference over the weekend compared and contrasted voter registration events on their own campuses to try and better student involvement.“It was intriguing getting to learn about some of the other national voter registration organizations and the methods they utilize for reaching out to students,” Moreno said. “Learning what our peers at other colleges do in regards to campus events and participation was insightful, and will definitely help [our] planning for the 2016 election and beyond.” USC received an award for its participation in National Voter Registration Day from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but Dhanaphatana said that the USC student community should not stop there.  “The thing that I am most concerned about at USC, given the fact that we have had things like a good turnout at National Voter Registration day, is keeping the momentum up because we really need to get students out there realizing how impactful their voices are,” Dhanaphatana said. “Legislators are voting on such impactful issues that are directly affecting us, so it is important we all be educated in them.”Dhanaphatana noted the diversity of schools that were represented at the event.“We all come from different backgrounds. We are split between party lines, but there is always something a group of college students can agree on and I think that’s what’s so empowering,” she said.last_img read more


Anthony Brown quits the football team


first_imgThe recent drama surrounding the USC football team took a turn on Thursday morning, when USC’s senior cornerback-turned-running back Anthony Brown quit the football team and used social media to voice his reasoning for doing so, alleging that head coach Steve Sarkisian was a racist.Gone, baby, gone · Senior running back Anthony Brown racked up 43 tackles during the three years he played cornerback for USC. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanBrown posted a quote on his Instagram account Thursday morning that read, “COULDN’T PLAY FOR A RACIST MAN!!!!” with the caption “Sark treated me like a slave in his Office…Can’t play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton” The post has since been removed from Brown’s Instagram.A Facebook post with the same message was posted by Brown and was later removed as well.Though the news only went public this Thursday, Brown officially quit last Thursday, Aug. 21, according to ESPN.Sarkisian confirmed this Thursday that Anthony Brown had in fact decided to leave the team. Sarkisian responded to Brown’s comments on his social media accounts with livid shock and disagreement.“As far as what [Brown] said … I think it’s ridiculous,” Sarkisian told ESPN Los Angeles. “Any of you guys that know me and if you ask anybody in our building, any of our players — feel free to — that’s about the furthest thing from the truth. Quite honestly, I’m shocked.”Both former and current players of Sarkisian immediately rushed to his defense on social media platforms.Redshirt sophomore linebacker Scott Felix tweeted, “Coach Sark is a great coach and [an] even better person. Accusations like that couldn’t be more untrue. #FightOn.”Former Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart, who played at USC while Sarkisian was an assistant, echoed that same sentiment.“I know Sark as well as anyone,” Leinart tweeted. “He is the farthest thing from a racist. This is a ridiculous claim!”Just two days from the start of the 2014-15 season, the news of Brown’s departure from the squad seemingly has very little effect on the roster depth.Brown, who prepped at Kaiser High School in Fontana, California, was listed as the sixth running back on the depth chart.During his first few years as a cornerback, Brown accrued 43 tackles in six starts, but had been limited because of injuries to his ankle in 2013.Sarkisian converted Brown to a running back during fall camp, per Anthony’s request, hoping that accommodating his wishes would both encourage him and provide him with more playing time.But after hyperextending his elbow during training camp, Brown was discouraged and did not want to keep playing.“It’s a bit unfortunate because we could have used him,” Sarkisian told ESPN Los Angeles. “We think he could have helped us.”Sark reiterated that he believed in Brown as “an asset,” but his continued efforts to retain Brown on the squad were in vain.“I thought he could get healthy … I didn’t want him to quit,” Sarkisian said. “I wanted him to come back and play and he chose not to.”Brown fired back later that day, though, by providing his side of the story in an interview with Annenberg TV News.“[He] called me a coward several times,” Brown said. “I never felt like that. Twenty-three years old, and I’ve never been talked to like that … He said a lot of things that put me in a situation where I was belittled, like trash, like I’m nobody.”The Trojans will start the 2014 season against Fresno State this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. without Brown.last_img read more


Munster and Leinster go in search of Pro12 wins


first_imgLeinster have the chance to shrink Connacht’s six-point lead at the top as they host the Ospreys at the RDS, where there’s a 3pm kick-off.Later this evening, Munster take on the Newport Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park at 7.35pm.Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell starts for the province at openside while his fellow Premier County native Dave Foley is among the replacements for the meeting with the Welsh team.last_img