La Administración Wolf anuncia su asociación con la organización nacional sin fines de lucro Shatterproof para poner fin al estigma del trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas

first_img July 20, 2020 Español,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder La Administración Wolf anunció hoy que Pennsylvania, a través de su Departamento de Programas de Drogas y Alcohol (DDAP, por sus siglas en inglés), será uno de los tres socios fundadores y el primer socio estatal con Shatterproof en apoyar la estrategia nacional de la organización sin fines de lucro para poner fin al estigma por adicciones en todo el país. Otros socios fundadores incluyen The Hartford y Brian Mendell Memorial Foundation.“Pennsylvania ha liderado los esfuerzos para combatir el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas y tratar a todas las personas que lo sufren de manera justa y con dignidad”, dijo el Gobernador Tom Wolf. “Una parte significativa implica reducir el estigma y ayudar a las personas a comprender que el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas no es una falla moral sino una enfermedad digna de nuestros esfuerzos para combatirla, tratarla y curarla”.La estrategia, titulada El movimiento para poner fin al estigma de la adicción, identifica nueve factores comúnmente citados que impulsan la epidemia de opioides, siete de los cuales son parcial o totalmente impulsados por el estigma. Asimismo, la estrategia aborda cuatro áreas clave del estigma, que incluye el estigma público, el estigma estructural, el autoestigma y el estigma contra los medicamentos para el tratamiento.“Durante décadas, el estigma ha echado sombra sobre las personas que luchan contra el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas y sus familias”, dijo la Secretaria del DDAP, Jen Smith. “Tanto es así, que las personas no se someten al tratamiento de su enfermedad por temor a la opinión de los demás. Eso debe cambiar. La Administración Wolf está encantada de asociarse con Shatterproof para ayudar a concretar el plan estratégico y a romper los obstáculos cruciales para poder ayudar a las personas que sufren a recibir la ayuda que merecen”.Pennsylvania es el primer estado del país en participar en el plan estratégico y se encargará de poner fin al estigma público. El proyecto estatal programado es una alianza entre el DDAP, el Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research (Centro Douglas W. Pollock para la divulgación y la investigación de adicciones) de Penn State University y The Public Goods Project (El proyecto de bienes públicos) listo para presentarse en septiembre de 2020. Luego de la presentación del proyecto habrá más información disponible.“Pennsylvania ha tomado la iniciativa como líder al ser el primer y único estado en ser un socio fundador de la estrategia nacional del Movimiento para poner fin al estigma de la adicción de Shatterproof. Apreciamos el compromiso y la dedicación de Pennsylvania para implementar medidas basadas en evidencia para abordar esta causa profunda de la crisis cada vez mayor de la salud pública. Su liderazgo sin duda impulsará a otros estados a seguir su ejemplo y a unirse a nosotros para permitir que los millones de personas que sufren dejen de sentir vergüenza, busquen y reciban acceso a un tratamiento de calidad y, en definitiva, que encuentren esperanza “, dijo el fundador y CEO de Shatterproof, Gary Mendell.Shatterproof es una organización nacional sin fines de lucro dedicada a revertir el curso de la crisis de adicciones en los Estados Unidos. Shatterproof se centra en garantizar que el tratamiento del trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas en los Estados Unidos se base en investigaciones comprobadas y que erradique el estigma por la adicción. La organización promueve cambios en la política federal y estatal, la reforma respecto del pagador, la evaluación de la calidad de los tratamientos y brinda educación pública a través de programas en Internet.Durante el segundo mandato de la Administración Wolf, el Departamento de Programas de Drogas y Alcohol (DDAP) se centrará en reducir el estigma asociado con el trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas, intensificar los esfuerzos de prevención primaria, fortalecer los sistemas de tratamiento y empoderar la recuperación sostenida. El objetivo de estos esfuerzos será ejercer influencia de manera positiva en el conocimiento y el comportamiento en torno al tema de la adicción.Para obtener más información sobre el trabajo que está haciendo la Administración Wolf para combatir la crisis relacionada con los opioides, visite pa.gov/opioids.Vea el comunicado de prensa de Shatterproof que anuncia la estrategia e infórmese más sobre sus esfuerzos para combatir el estigma.View this information in English. La Administración Wolf anuncia su asociación con la organización nacional sin fines de lucro Shatterproof para poner fin al estigma del trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicascenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gabadi, Hankuk Carbon ink LNG bunkering cooperation deal

first_imgImage courtesy of GabadiThe Spanish company, Gabadi, has formed an alliance with South Korean Hankuk Carbon to work together in the small- to medium-scale LNG bunkering market.The South Korean company specializes in manufacturing thermic insulation for the liquated natural gas sector (LNG) and electronic substrates.Gabadi said the agreement further expands the company’s presence in the Asian market as it had already created a joint venture in China with Aojiheng Offshore Engineering and secured contracts in Singapore.The company is currently executing methane carrier repair at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. It became the first company, not being a shipyard, in being granted the license by the technologist Gaztransport and Technigaz, for the construction and repair of its membrane tanks for gas carriers, it said in its statement.Gabadi and Hankuk Carbon believe that joining forces would enable both companies to obtain new contracts, related to the LNG bunkering, in different geographical locations, such as USA, China and Europe.last_img read more

Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brand

first_img First Published: 16th October, 2019 15:51 IST WE RECOMMEND Associated Press Television News 10 months ago LeBron James reaction to Morey’s tweet draws extreme reactions SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Demonstrators hold up photos of LeBron James grimacing during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown basketballs at a photo of LeBron James and chanted their anger about comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech during a rally in support of NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests touched off a firestorm of controversy in China. Demonstrators hold up photos of LeBron James grimacing during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have thrown basketballs at a photo of LeBron James and chanted their anger about comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech during a rally in support of NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests touched off a firestorm of controversy in China. LeBron James had time to figure out how best to answer the questionsLeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account. Instead, James chose to wing it. He blamed the messenger instead of addressing the message. And the LeBron brand may never be the same. He’s still one of the greatest basketball players ever, that hasn’t changed. But in the space of just a few sentences Monday night James may have abdicated his spot as someone who should be listened carefully to when it comes to social issues.No one was asking James to come out in support of protesters in Hong Kong. That was always a bridge too far for a player who makes millions in the lucrative Chinese market. But a player who has always prided himself on speaking out on issues ranging from Trayvon Martin to Colin Kaepernick should have made sure in this instance that he was speaking out the strongest in support of free speech.James wanted to start the NBA seasonJames didn’t, at least when it comes to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and the firestorm Morey set off with his tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters. In his first comments since returning from China, James cast Morey as being “either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” in Hong Kong and not understanding how many people in the NBA could be affected by his tweet. While James mentioned free speech, in his bungled attempt to chastise Morey what people heard was human rights are great. But don’t let them get in the way of the NBA’s China cash cow. The words were clumsy, almost as if James himself was misinformed or not really educated on the situation. Seemingly realizing that James followed them with a pair of tweets that did little other than riling up people even further on social media. He also riled up some protesters in Hong Kong, where on Tuesday some were seen stomping on — and in one case — burning his jersey. Not exactly the way James wanted to start the NBA season. Up until a few days ago, the biggest thing James had to worry about was meshing with new teammate Anthony Davis and finding a way for his Los Angeles Lakers to beat the Golden State Warriors. Now he’s under fire from both sides in a dispute he had no part in making, but one where he will pay a price — and not just in endorsement opportunities in China.No one expects James to be an expert on the dispute in Hong Kong, where protesters are chafing under increased Chinese control. But they should expect him to do what NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did last week in China — acknowledge that everyone doesn’t look at things the same but that everyone has the right to express their opinion and just leave it at that.Those opinions were hard to find across the NBA Those opinions were hard to find across the NBA on Tuesday, a week before the opening of the 2019 season. That was especially true in Houston where Morey has yet to resurface and players like James Harden and Tyson Chandler joined coach Mike D’Antoni in either declining comment or saying basically nothing. Even Steve Kerr, the Warriors coach who has an opinion on most issues of the day and seems to relish sparring with President Donald Trump, is keeping relatively quiet. Kerr demurred last week when asked whether he thought Morey was wrong in sending out the tweet, saying instead that basketball “should be a force for the greater good.”That earned Kerr a tweet from Trump, who said it was “So funny to watch Steve Kerr grovel and pander when asked a simple question about China.”Indeed, James is not the only one caught in a heated dispute where the middle ground will be hard — if not impossible — to find. He’s not the only one who stands to lose money — and a lot of it — should the damage to a relationship carefully cultivated over three decades be undone by a Friday night tweet.He’s got a right to market himself in China without getting involved in the country’s internal politics, and that’s fine. Few begrudge James his millions, and few — at least on this side of the world — are particularly interested in what he thinks about the relationship Hong Kong has with China. Words matter, though, and so does the right to voice them. Free speech may be an empty concept in China, but it’s the very bedrock of democracy in the United States. Like a lot of us, James is lucky to live in a country where that right is a given. Hopefully, he’ll be thinking more about that the next time he speaks up. FOLLOW US COMMENT Last Updated: 16th October, 2019 15:51 IST Column: Clumsy Words Tarnish The LeBron Brand Demonstrators hold up photos of LeBron James grimacing during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. 10 months ago LeBron James says Morey was ‘poorly informed’ on NBA-China dispute LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more

Kindred Group seeks clarity on Svenska Spel’s future position

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has detailed its concerns related to Svenska Spel’s potential influence on the future dynamics of a newly regulated Swedish gambling market.Last week the Swedish government published the updated provisions for its long-awaited revamped national gambling framework.In its update the Swedish government will split the gambling sector into three business compartments;Open/Competitive – For new licensed online gambling/betting operators.Public interest – Charitable firms servicing lottery and bingo products.State Enterprise – Operating land-based casinos and gaming machines.Updating stakeholders, Kindred governance has asked the Swedish government to offer clarity on Svenska Spel’s future position within a newly regulated market context.Peter Alling – Kindred GroupIssuing a statement, Kindred Group Head of Public Affairs Nordics, Peter Alling commented; “The government proposition to Parliament is just one part of the reform. The reform intends to keep the market divided in one-part open to competition and one part exclusive to NGOs and governmental operator Svenska Spel.”“Since the current entity, Svenska Spel is to act on both the exclusive and the competitive market it is from a competition law pov extremely important that Svenska Spel is split into two independent entities. The Ministry of Enterprise (owner of Svenska Spel) and the Ministry of Finance (responsible for legislation on gambling) has so far acted in opposite directions. Here, the government still has a responsibility it can’t avoid. Failure to deal professionally with the split, not adhering to basic competition regulations, will seriously endanger the outcome of the reform.“The proposal to the Parliament, made public Monday 9 April, reveals though that the government has no intention to take necessary actions to ensure a fair and competitive market, but instead to protect the dominant position of the state-owned operator Svenska Spel.”Further to the update, Kindred governance has stated that it is pleased with the Swedish government’s emphasis on leading sector social responsibility and consumer protection standards. The betting group welcomes Swedish provisions for player self-exclusion programmes and full-clarity on customer marketing and promotional standards. Submit Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more