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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Recently the Fort St. John Community Action Team (CAT) released their Public Service Announcement (PSA) ‘Closer to home’ and film, ‘It’s here, The Opioid Crisis in Fort St. John’ in collaboration with Eagle Vision Video Productions Ltd.The ‘Close to Home’ PSA is a 39-second commercial created to grab viewers attention and make you think about people that might be in your life that are at risk. The hope is that the PSA will start a conversation as it shows opioid overdose can happen to anyone.- Advertisement -The short film, ‘It’s here, the Opioid Crisis in Fort St. John’, includes many interviews of partners within the City of FSJ, which provides more clarity on the landscape of the opioid crisis in FSJ, the work that has been completed to support the community and how shame needs to be removed from the situation to help offer support to people seeking help.CAT collectively applied for and received funding from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions through the Community Action Initiative a year ago which helped fund the two audiovisual projects that are a couple of tools used by the action team to help educate the community.The team originally came together in response to the opioid crisis and addiction challenges that are happening in the community, and the group wants to show that we as a community are together in this. By providing information, resources, information and community events to show people that they are not alone and there is help.Healthy FSJ is the vehicle CAT uses for dialogue, education and awareness through their website, presentations to SD 60 classrooms, presentations to Treaty 8 First Nations communities, pop up booths and dialogue sessions, the Overdose Awareness week which saw people being trained in naloxone and work with the Peer group (those with lived experience) called the Northern Sun Helpers are ways in which CAT uses their voice in the community.Advertisement To view Community Action Team FB Group; CLICK HERE Responding to an overdose or getting help if you or someone you know is struggling with substance use/addiction;Have a naloxone kit on you and learn how to use it. Learn CPR as well.If you are a drug user, don’t use alone. Have a person there who can administer naloxone and call 9-1-1 should an overdose occur.Get your drugs tested for fentanyl. There is an anonymous testing service provided by the Women’s Resource Society, no questions asked. You do not need to provide ID or any personal information.There are several places you can access free naloxone kits and other harm reduction supplies as well as treatment and social stabilization support (e.g. counselling). Go to http://www.healthyfsj.ca/#resources for all of the information to access these resources.More information about opioids;Opioids are drugs with pain relieving properties that are used primarily to treat pain.Opioids can also induce euphoria (feeling high), which gives them the potential to be used improperly.Advertisement CAT, comprised of over 70 members represents over 30 organizations that have spent the past year educating the community through awareness of the opioid challenges in the community, reducing stigma, and elevating the voices of Peers (people with living or lived experience with opioid use or addiction).With the partnerships that exist in the group and working with the Peers to identify community-based solutions, exploring harm reduction, treatment and aftercare services in Fort St. John, helps to strengthen partnerships and relationships in the community as the willingness and dedication of each member to contribute in the ways that they and their organization can have been what makes the CAT group successful.To view Healthy FSJ; CLICK HERETo view Healthy FSJ FB Page; CLICK HERE Advertisement Opioids can be prescribed medications:codeinefentanylmorphineoxycodonehydromorphonemedical heroinOpioids can also be produced or obtained illegallyAbout fentanylFentanyl is a very potent opioid pain reliever. It is generally used in a hospital setting, and can also be prescribed by a doctor to help control severe pain. For medical purposes, it can be given in the form of: skin patchesinjectionstabletsFentanyl can enter into the Canadian illegal drug market in three ways: Advertisement theft of pharmaceutical fentanyl products (mainly skin patches) illegal import from other countriesproduction by illegal clandestine laboratories in CanadaCanada’s illegal drug supply is being contaminated with illegal fentanyl and other fentanyl-like drugs (e.g. carfentanil). You can’t see, taste or smell fentanyl and a few grains can be enough to kill you. Fentanyl is a cheap way for drug dealers to make street drugs more powerful and it is causing high rates of overdoses and overdose deaths. Illegal drugs may contain unknown amounts of fentanyl. Drug dealers who make fake pills may not know or control carefully how much fentanyl goes into each pill. As well, sometimes drugs may accidentally contain fentanyl when drug dealers use surfaces and equipment contaminated with fentanyl. What makes fentanyl so dangerous?Fentanyl is a dangerous drug because:it is 20 to 40 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, which makes the risk of accidental overdose very higha very small amount (about the size of a few grains of salt) of pure fentanyl is enough to kill the average adultit is odourless and tasteless, so you may not even know you are taking it it can be mixed with other drugs such as heroin and cocaine and is also being found in counterfeit pills that are made to look like prescription opioidsAre you a first responder, or have the possibility of coming into contact with fentanyl at work? Protect yourself. See: What you need to know about fentanyl exposurePublic Health EmergencyThis recent epidemic is characterized by the increasing proportion of deaths in which illicit fentanyl – an opioid substance – has been detected. Fentanyl was detected in 5% of illicit drug deaths in 2012 and this has increased annually reaching 60% in 2016.On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Medical Health Officer declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act in response to increasing overdoses and overdose deaths in our province. Details are available in the Ministry of Health News Release (https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016HLTH0026-000568).
“I’ll give Paris Saint-Germain a bit of advice – they should find a new director of sport,” said Hoeness, who was re-elected as Bayern president in 2016 after serving 21-months in jail on tax evasion charges.“This guy does not project the right image. If PSG want to become a world-class club they cannot allow themselves to have a sporting director like this one,” he said in an interview published in Kicker on Monday.Hoeness claimed Henrique behaved poorly in his negotiations for both players, although he did not go into detail.The 29-year-old Boateng had been interested by PSG’s project under new German coach Thomas Tuchel, but Bayern put a 50-million-euro price tag on him with the French offer falling short of that.Bayern Munich also say they struck a deal for Sanches but that PSG then tried to bargain them down afterwards.The Bavarian club’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also stuck the boot in on Paris on Saturday after the club’s 3-0 win over Stuttgart.“I do not want to insult anybody. But I will tell you – you can’t do things like that to Bayern Munich. Especially when it is about that kind of player,” he told Sky TV.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness (L) is angry with PSG’s negotiating tactics © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Sep 3 – Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, exasperated by two long and eventually failed transfer negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain, fired off a volley of criticism at the French club’s sports director Antero Henrique in an interview Monday.PSG made bids for Bayern defender Jerome Boateng and Portuguese international Renato Sanches over the summer but the way Henrique went about his business left Hoeness seething.
DERRY’S City’s home games in the 2017 League of Ireland Premier Division season will be played on Friday nights at Buncrana’s Maginn Park.Derry are to use Maginn Park while redevelopment works are carried out at Brandywell Stadium.Originally, Derry had pencilled in a number of Sunday afternoon fixtures at the venue, but that decision has been reversed and the Candystripes will play their home fixtures on Friday nights. Derry will take on Limerick FC on March 3rd in their first home League game of the season.The club’s first game at Maginn Park will be on Wednesday night next when they face Letterkenny Rovers in a friendly.Friday night lights for Derry City at Maginn Park was last modified: January 6th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
FROM NEIL DOHERTY AT HAMPDEN PARK: FORMER Celtic star Craig Beattie celebrated like he’d won the Cup (to the surprise of his former fans in Glasgow) as his injury time penalty gave Hearts a 2-1 victory over the Hoops at Hampden Park.The fact the ‘penalty’ was never a penalty and looked like one of the most dodgy referee decisions of the season made Celtic’s defeat feel worse.As it is, the Scottish Cup Final will be an Edinburgh derby next month back at Hampden as Hibs square up to Hearts for the first time in a cup final since 1896. Former Celtic striker Beattie was literally handed the chance of winning when Marius Zaliukas’ shot came off Joe Ledley’s hand. It was more ball-to-hand than hand-to-ball.Celtic had dominated the game but once again came away without a win, dominating the first half and also hitting the woodwork twice.Rudi Skacel then fired Hearts into the lead two minutes after the break.Gary Hooper looked offside as he headed the equaliser with three minutes left, but Beattie’s spot kick ended Celtic’s hopes of a league and Cup double. It sparked fury on the Celtic bench, with manager Neil Lennon confronting referee Euan Norris about a penalty that itself looked harsh, as Hearts celebrated reaching the final against Hibernian on May 19.Beattie believes his side deserve their place in the final.“It was fantastic, a great moment for myself and we deserved it,” Beattie told Sky Sports 1. “We came with a gameplan to frustrate Celtic and I think we did that.“To come back after they scored to equalise, I’m delighted.“I was thinking please dive out of the way quick enough when I stepped up to take it. I don’t normally take penalties but I’ve practised a couple during the week.” Beattie explained why he had only started the game from the bench.“I’ve been carrying a couple of knocks and missed a few days of training,” he added.“I was touch and go to be honest, but I knew if I could get through Friday and Saturday in the week then I’d recover.”The striker is now looking forward to a sell-out crowd in next month’s showdown after ending Celtic’s hopes of retaining their title and claiming a league and cup double. “The place will be rocking,” he said. “It will be sold out and it’s going to be a great day to compete for the Scottish Cup.“It’s going to be a fantastic day. Favourites go out of the window.”Celtic first team coach Alan Thompson called into question the refereeing decisions as his side crashed out of the cup. Celtic had a penalty shout of their own turned down when the ball appeared to come off the arm of Andy Webster.“We are very, very disappointed to say the least, more for the players and the fans,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.“It’s inconsistency from the referee. If one’s a penalty the other one’s a penalty.“Initially we thought the Hearts one wasn’t a penalty. The ball came up to Joe Ledley’s hand and it was so close to his hand he couldn’t get out of the way.“If that was a penalty we thought the Webster one should have been a penalty.“There’s an inconsistency with how the referee sees it. Yet again we think we’ve been done in a cup final from a big decision. In the League Cup final we were denied a stonewall penalty.“On the whole we’re disappointed and thought we deserved more.“We obviously wanted to go on and finish the season on a high but that won’t take away what we’ve done in the league.”THE HOOPS REPORT: HEARTS-BREAKING FOR CELTIC AS DODGY PENALTY ENDS DOUBLE DREAM was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: HEARTS-BREAKING FOR CELTIC AS DODGY PENALTY ENDS DOUBLE DREAM
HE could see the hills of Donegal from the home where he grew up, but TV actor James Nesbitt has cut the county out of a massive tourism boost.The Co Derry man pulled an incredible 4.6 million viewers for the first episode of his eight-part series ‘James Nesbitt’s Ireland’ which is being shown in Britain on ITV.The prime time Monday evening programme however is yet another cliched view of Ireland – from the Blarney Stone to Belfast City Hall. “James decided not to visit Donegal for the series,” said a spokeswoman for the producers of the programme.In episode one, which aired last Monday the actor visited the south west coast of Ireland – an area already bankrolled by Irish tourism.He kissed the Blarney stone and visited Dingle.Later in the series the actor visits the Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher – and even pops into seaweed baths in Co Sligo. But there’s no mention of the Sliabh Liag, the Atlantic Drive or Glenveagh.A former TV colleague of Nesbitt’s said: “I’m surprised at Jimmy. It looks like the ITV series script has been written by someone at Bord Failte. The only good thing is that he does actually head north. Just a shame he’s missed the best part of it.” DONEGAL MISSES OUT AGAIN AS TV’S JAMES NESBITT SNUBS THE COUNTY was last modified: March 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:DONEGAL MISSES OUT AGAIN AS TV’S JAMES NESBITT SNUBS THE COUNTY
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex, thinks the system by which college football chooses its national champion is “deeply flawed.” So he’s launched hearings before his House Energy and Commerce Committee to investigate the matter. His timing couldn’t be worse. While the BCS system has produced controversial results in the past, no one denies that the picks for this year’s title game – USC and Texas – are on the money. But even if they weren’t, is that any of Washington’s business? Note to the congressman: If you want to fix something, try homeland security funding. Or health care. Or immigration. Or Social Security. Just pick an issue that matters, an issue for which congressional action would actually be welcome. Because there is nothing more “deeply flawed” than a government that refuses to do its job, while meddling in everyone else’s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BOXING: Jason Quigley has weighed-in ahead of his latest bout against experienced campaigner Joshua Synder in California. While the whole world of boxing may be talking about the Super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Donegal fight fans will have their eye on rising star Jason Quigley tomorrow night.Quigley is aiming to make it six wins from six tomorrow night and the affable Ballybofey boxer will be hoping he can maintain the perfect record he has since he turned professional last year. Quigley has yet to go the distance in any of fights and has enjoyed a blistering start to his career under the guidance of Oscar De La Hoya’s promotional team Golden Boy Promotions.His reward for his impressive beginning in professional boxing stateside is to feature live on TV sports giant FOX tomorrow night.It’s primetime viewing and will Quigley’s fight will be watched by millions in the USA.Quigley recently celebrated his first year anniversary with Golden Boy Promotions and sparred with former World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley last week. His opponent tomorrow night Joshua Synder has only fought twice in the last two years and has lost his last FIVE fights despite an initial promising start to his career.Synder is 35 and is a wily, tough and versatile boxer, but Quigley and his team are confident they can get the job done.The opportunity for Quigley to fight LIVE on FOX provides the Donegal man with the perfect platform to showcase his skills the fight fraternity in the USA.Quigley is expected into the ring at Fantasy Springs, Indio at around 7pm (3am Irish time)Quigley’s supporters can watch the fight LIVE on the Fox sports channel online. GOLDEN BOY QUIGLEY WEIGHS-IN AHEAD OF FOX TV FIGHT DEBUT TOMORROW NIGHT was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:boxingfoxJason QuigleyLiveProfessional RecordUnbeatenUSA
Donegal motorists travelling to Dublin tomorrow have been advised to leave extra time as major diversions will be in place on the main route.Aughnacloy in Co. Tyrone will be closed to traffic on Saturday 26th August 2017 between 10.30am and 5.15pm, due to parades in the area.Image: AA RoadwatchRoad users are advised to drive carefully and follow diversions: Motorists travelling between Donegal/Derry and Dublin on the A5 will divert via Ballygawley, Dungannon (A4), Armagh (A29), and Newry (A28/A1).If travelling north from Monaghan towards the A5, divert via Middletown (N12), Armagh (A3), Dungannon (A29) and Ballygawley (A4).AA Roadwatch advises motorists to keep in mind that works are also taking place on The Mall West in Armagh, with a one-way system in place for southbound traffic. Diversions are via College Hill and Drumadd Rd.Bus Eireann have said the Route 32 will follow diversions and operate in both directions between Ballygawley and Monaghan via Clogher. Monaghan County Council have said they will have signage in place.Driving to Dublin tomorrow? Donegal motorists warned to plan for diversions was last modified: August 25th, 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) Tags:aughnacloydiversion
Davis >> At the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine May 21, 137 students received their Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees and in a barn a few hours away, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred horse unknowingly became a doctor also. Dr. Teddy received an honorary degree from UC Davis for being a Master Equine Educator for the students, having helped them learn equine health at more than two dozen appointments and a lengthy stay at the school’s teaching hospital over the past year.During his …
GEM may be a small organisation, but it’s having a huge impact on the world around it! As they celebrate over 7 000 users actively making South Africa a better place on a monthly basis, isn’t it time you learned a little bit more about the people who are in the business of making a difference?So what is GEM?GEM (or Going the Extra Mile) is an awesome way for you to create social change in your community – and then be rewarded for it! Think of it as a loyalty programme for community service. Just download the app, find a cause that suits you, attend one of the events, and earn GEMs (redeemable points) for your good work.Since its launch on Mandela Day 2015, GEM has grown enormously and is now hosting more than 50 community engagement events (monthly), in different cities, where thousands of people are engaging to support tens of thousands of beneficiaries. In the past two years alone it has partnered with over 35 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) countrywide and hosted over 255 social projects, rewarding the involved community volunteers with over 150 000 GEMs so far.A big part of the GEM project’s success comes from a large social media presence, with thousands of social media followers on Twitter and Facebook willing to engage and share the idea that you don’t need to be a superhero or a millionaire to change the world, your time alone is a beautiful thing to give.One of their biggest accomplishments was Nelson Mandela Day 2016, where GEM partnered with Brands South Africa’s ‘Play Your Part’ campaign. Over 2000 employees and volunteers celebrated the South African icon and former president’s life by completing maintenance work and food preparation all over the country, such as at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home in Midrand or celebrating a children’s party at Malaika Orphanage in Hillbrow. They also cleaned the premises of the Ethembeni Children’s Home in the Johannesburg CBD and took part in food drives all around Cape Town (to name a few). It may have been one of the first big GEM undertakings in the country, but it won’t be the last!The app is so easy to use that GEM has over 7 000 active users who play their part weekly in any of the 50 events held each month. This huge reach has encouraged some of the biggest brands in South Africa to collaborate with GEM in order to complete Corporate Social Investment (CSI) that is as practical as it is poignant.How does it work?If you live in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Pretoria, you can simply download the ‘GEM Project’ app on your iOS/Android or dial *120*GEM1# (free of charge) from any phone to get started! You’ll be shown a number of community projects that you can volunteer at, including working with animal shelters, orphanages, soup kitchens or community clean-ups.Choose the one that suits you best and click “attending”. Once you’ve done your volunteer work you’ll receive your GEMs (1 GEM = R1), which you can use within thirty days to buy airtime, data, electricity and movie tickets! And now, thanks to new partners interested in such an innovative way to contribute to society, you can also redeem them for KFC, Shoprite, Vida é Caffe and Checkers eVouchers.The beginningsGEM was officially launched in September 2014 by co-founders Camilo Ramada, a pioneer in the field of mobile payments, and David Shields, a strategist in media, public relations and digital marketing.The two men were discussing how difficult it was for people to change their socio-economic status and become financially inclusive if the work they COULD do was not appreciated. “We receive incentives and rewards for so many things, such as shopping at a certain place, or flying a certain airline,” explained Ramada. “Why then not offer incentives for the really important things, such as taking care of babies, helping to paint a school, working in a community garden, making food for the homeless, or cleaning-up neighborhoods?” And so the GEM Rewards platform was born.What’s next?As the Canadian businessman Shawn Casemore once said, “a business that is not growing, after all, is dying”. GEM doesn’t intend to die anytime soon, and as such is expanding its social footprint into other parts of South Africa, including into Durban, Nelspruit and Port Elizabeth.It has also developed and launched ‘GEM Quiz’ on the app and USSD platform, which will allow users to earn GEMS just by answering questions. This is a function that will allow companies to build campaigns and collect data while not losing the fundamental draw of the GEM project – rewarding citizens for their actions!GEM is also proud to announce that a collaboration with WiGroup has led to the creation of GEMs very own API, which means that GEM users are now able to convert their hard-earned GEMs into vouchers that can be used at multiple retailers including Checkers, Shoprite, Pick ‘n Pay and KFC – meaning that your volunteer work is now even MORE rewarding!And finally, keep an eye out for GEM Pay, which will allow users to access financial services in the near future, making money management for the masses that much easier!To find out how you can volunteer for one of GEM’s projects, check out the GEM website and download the app or simply dial *120*GEM1# to get started. You can also follow GEM Project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about GEM’s activities below.