Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017

first_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf invited Speaker Paul Ryan to visit a Pennsylvania substance use disorder treatment Center of Excellence so he could see the positive impact Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has had in providing treatment to individuals suffering from opioid addiction.The governor visited Mount Pocono Medical to host a discussion on how to best continue the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf and the Department of Corrections announced the decision to begin the process to close SCI Pittsburgh by June 30, 2017. The prison closure is expected to save taxpayers $80 million.Governor Wolf also announced several job creation, job retention, and business development projects have been approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The governor also announced new jobs in Lycoming, Elk and Clearfield counties.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf selected Charles H. Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner, to be the chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017Monday, 1/23/17Wolf Administration Statement Ahead of Corrections’ Facility Closure HearingGovernor Tom Wolf: Medicaid Block Grant Effort Could Cut Health Coverage for Children, Seniors, and Addiction TreatmentTuesday, 1/24/17Charles H. Ramsey Named Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and DelinquencyWolf Administration Provides Personnel Update at DDAPGovernor Wolf Announces Newly Approved Funding for Business Development and Job Creation, Supporting More Than 560 JobsWednesday, 1/25/17Governor Wolf Announces Retention of 438 Jobs with Upgrades to Domtar Corporation Facilities in Elk and Clearfield CountiesGovernor Wolf Urges Speaker Ryan to Consider Impact of ACA Repeal on Opioid Epidemic, Extends Invite to Visit Treatment CenterThursday, 1/26/17Statement from Governor Tom Wolf regarding Corrections’ Facility Closure AnnouncementFriday, 1/27/17Governor Wolf’s Statement on Updated Prostate Cancer DiagnosisGovernor Wolf Announces 38 New Jobs with Renovations to Lycoming Engines Facility in Lycoming CountyGovernor Wolf Hosts Discussion in Monroe County on Efforts to Combat that Opioid Abuse EpidemicHighlights from The BlogHow 63,000 PA’ians Will Lose Access to Drug and Alcohol Treatment if ACA is RepealedSpeaker Ryan: Meet the people who would lose treatment under GOP plan (+ VIDEO)Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson’s Dumpling Recipe for the Lunar New YearHighlights from Twitter.@SpeakerRyan While you’re in Philly, come see how Medicaid access to opioid addiction treatment is saving lives -TW https://t.co/AgVjmlESns— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 25, 2017 Governor Wolf: Medicaid block grant effort could cut health coverage for children, seniors, and addiction treatment https://t.co/UR5RKD9FZJ pic.twitter.com/2vuxK4LFcl— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 23, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017 January 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ticket prices confirmed for Windies-Pakistan ODIs

first_imgTICKET sales for the three One-Day Internationals between West Indies and Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, will be sold at rock-bottom prices and will be available to the Guyanese public by month-end at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) office on Regent Road.Chronicle Sport confirmed yesterday that tickets are expected to cost $4 000 for the Red and Green Stands; $3 000 for the Orange Stand and $2 000 for the Grass Mound.The three ODIs are scheduled for April 7, 9 and 11 from 09:30hrs daily.The ODIs will be crucial, heading into the September 2017 cut-off date for the 2019 ICC World Cup qualification.Pakistan are currently ranked eighth on the ICC ODI rankings table, the last automatic-qualification spot, with 89 points while West Indies are five points behind them in ninth position with 84 points.If West Indies fail to get into the top eight spots by September, they must participate in the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier. That tournament is currently scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, although that may change if Bangladesh – currently ranked seventh with 91 points – gains an automatic qualification.Last year when the two teams met in an ODI series on West Indies tour of the UAE, Pakistan won the series 3-0.West Indies were in turmoil from the start of the tour after coach Phil Simmons was sacked on the eve of the team’s departure to Dubai.last_img read more

Bereaved parents invited to Christmas decoration workshop

first_imgA festive wreath making and bauble workshop will be held in Letterkenny to remember babies who have passed away. All are welcome to the Feileacain support meeting on Friday, November 10th in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny. The event from 7.30pm – 9pm will be a special and safe meeting for bereaved parents to remember children who died during pregnancy or shortly after birth.Parents and families are invited to handmake Christmas decorations as a way of remembrance and a source of comfort. Local Feileacain representative Charlotte McCauley said: “This is a great chance to meet other bereaved parents and talk about our little angels while getting creative. Everyone is welcome.”Booking is not necessary, for more information about the Feileacain support service visit www.feileacain.ieBereaved parents invited to Christmas decoration workshop was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more