Bound For B’way? See the Secret Stage Past of The Fault In Our Stars Stud Ansel Elgort

first_imgHe’s Got Serious Stage Acting ChopsDuring his senior year at LaGuardia High School, Elgort made his professional stage debut opposite After Midnight’s Adriane Lenox and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Regrets. He and the cast reportedly danced to Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” in their dressing rooms, which we seriously need video footage of. He Rocked LaGuardia High SchoolWhile attending the prestigious performing arts high school, Elgort was already developing his teen heartthrob status. He made Tracy Turnblad swoon as Link Larkin in Hairspray, and played smooth high-roller Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, all before getting his high school diploma. Ansel Elgort He Spent Summers at Stagedoor ManorBefore he was Ansel Elgort, movie star, he was “Collins, Tom Collins,” in the Stagedoor Manor production of Rent in 2011. (He spent seven years at the legendary summer camp!) “I’ll Cover You: Reprise” is a tough song to nail, but Elgort does it in spades in this emotional rendition—plus, he can riff! Twenty-year-old Ansel Elgort is delivering one hell of a breakout performance in the new movie The Fault In Our Stars—his heartbreaking turn as Augustus Waters in the adaptation of John Green’s novel had us swooning, laughing and of course, weeping uncontrollably for hours. After his stellar performances in Fault and as Caleb in Divergent, Elgort is sure to have his pick of high-profile projects to choose from. But we think—no, know—he should star in a musical next. We’ve dug up some fantastic clips of Elgort singing, dancing and acting on stage that you really need to see. Check out Elgort in action, then tell us which stage roles you’d like to see him play in the comments below! He Can Dance (No, Really Dance)Did we mention that in addition to being talented and gorgeous, Elgort also has a talented and gorgeous girlfriend? The star is head over heels for aspiring dancer Violetta Komyshan, whom he met at LaGuardia. The duo danced together in this gorgeous video for Amanda Uprichard’s Spring ’13 collection—awww, can they be any more adorable? View Commentslast_img read more

Into the Woods Opens Officially Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Into the Woods Show Closed This production ended its run on April 12, 2015 You wish to go to the Festival? Off-Broadway’s the place to be! The Roundabout revival of Into the Woods opens officially on January 22. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, the stripped down production from Fiasco Theater will run through March 22 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Related Shows The cast features Brody and Steinfeld along with Jessie Austrian, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Jennifer Mudge, Patrick Mulryan and Emily Young. All the actors are reprising their roles in the staging, which has played both at New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre Center and the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. The beloved re-imagining of fairy tales centers on a childless Baker and his wife, who embark on a quest to find the four items required to break a witch’s spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. The new production ditches the original orchestrations for a single piano, with the performers chiming in with everything from a bassoon to a waterphone.last_img read more

Straight talk on business travel, working smart, school closures, and realistic expectations

first_img(CIDRAP Business Source Osterholm Briefing) – The media may have deflected their focused attention away from the novel H1N1 influenza virus (what they’ve called swine flu) for the moment, but I know you’re still on high alert, and with good reason.So let’s talk about what’s reasonable. Perhaps the best guiding principle to keep in mind is that of proportional response. Right now, this virus is behaving like seasonal influenza. So our decisions need to be proportionate to the risk. If we invoke extreme measures when they are not warranted, we lose all credibility for when the situation truly calls for such measures. So keep that top of mind as we go into the next week.TravelingMuch ado has been made over Vice President Joe Biden’s remark on the “Today” show suggesting he wouldn’t encourage his family to travel on planes or subways, which did not jibe with official government advice and was quickly corrected by his spokesperson.But was the vice president wrong? Was his response in proportional to the current risk? Yes, he was wrong because his response was not in proportion. Had there been tens of thousands of people dying at the moment, however, he might well have been right. Will the virus continue to behave like a seasonal strain? I’m afraid the answer is the one I’ve recommended we practice: We don’t know yet. But the VP’s faux pas reminds us of how important our credibility is and how our responses must be carefully measured.I know that you’re hearing questions about business travel right now. Should employees plan to go to big conventions this month or next, for example? Current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sound. Use it to make your best judgment.And what if an employee is anxious about traveling and expresses that concern? First, realize that in current economic times, it took courage for the employee to raise the question. The best risk communicators, says expert Peter M. Sandman, PhD, remind people about the range of options. Share with worried employees the CDC stance, show them the recommendations posted right on the Source page. Talk about minimum protection, and if that’s not enough to quell worries, discuss what even stronger precautions could look like.After you’ve shared all the options and the employee just can’t cope with the idea of travel, then I’d encourage you to cut your employee some slack. It’s far better in the long term, and you have options, too, like sending someone else if you absolutely need this trip to happen.Know that we’ll keep you continually up to date about travel recommendations as the situation unfoldsDealing with the fallout from school closuresSeveral districts this week in places like Fort Worth and San Antonio shuttered schools after the novel H1N1 influenza virus was confirmed. And that has implications for you as parents scramble to take care of children or make other arrangements.Right or wrong? We don’t know yet. Remember that we haven’t watched a potential pandemic unfold like this in more than 30 years. Mistakes are going to be made, but this is a work in progress and a lesson in process. We’re learning and adjusting guidance as we go, and that’s the frame of mind we need right now—flexibility. Will more schools close? It’s likely, but we really have to take a look at what we’re accomplishing in terms of preventing transmission and severe disease by closing them. If closing schools doesn’t make a difference, then we have to ask if such  actions are in proportion to the risk.Working smartI can’t let this week pass without making sure you know of a business practice I find impressive and would go so far as to say is promising. I know of a group of human resource professionals from multinational corporations who have been meeting regularly to share how they’re planning. Some of them might even be considered competitors. Thus, what they’ve accomplished is truly remarkable, especially as the pandemic alert levels have risen so quickly.They share without hesitation the questions they’re struggling with and share solutions that have worked. They have included a representative from the state’s health department who is able to keep their ideas grounded in what’s real and possible. What makes the process work so well is complete confidentiality. Just a one-hour phone call was enough to help one company rethink some communication it was going to send that would have put employees and the organization in an impossible fix. Imagine the hassle and expense that they saved. The group members have even decided to ramp up their 1-hour conference calls to 3 times a week, knowing that if nothing is pressing, they can cancel, but if they need each other, the time is held in reserve.This group was smart enough to get the initiative off the ground during the planning stage, so now their relationships are strong and mutual trust is a given. But it’s not too late to do the very same thing among your peers. Perhaps your chamber of commerce could facilitate. Please consider how much effort and expense you will save if you give this a try. We all need to work smart right now to keep up our stamina.A heads-upAs you enter the weekend, I want to make sure you know that the CIDRAP Source may be offline for a period of time on Sunday as technical experts at the university cope with a potential hot spot. If the site isn’t be available during this time, know that we will still send out alerts and e-mail communication if something warrants your attention.If the site is down, I’d encourage you to visit this CDC site for updates and Peter Sandman’s site for risk communication advice.Still to comeOur webinar this week and conversations we’ve had with you have raised many questions you’re struggling to answer. Among them are such issues as:Coping without a plan. How do you protect your business at this point?Masks and respirators. You’re coping with conflicting information and need some clarity.Antivirals and vaccine. How do you use antivirals now and how should they be used during a severe pandemic? Do we have enough? And what’s the straight story on vaccine manufacturing capacity and plans?Presenteeism. How do you deal with employees whose economic insecurity has them showing up at work when they should be home?Recovered workers. It’s unrealistic to think all employees will be tested for swine flu and given a clean bill of health from their physicians later, so how will you deal with returning workers and the worried well at work?Employees who cross the Mexican/US border daily. How can you realistically apply stay-at-home guidance for these workers?We will be addressing these questions and topics in the days to come, gathering the best guidance and real-world examples we can find.And finally, for the latest breaking news….The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 331 cases of swine influenza H1N1 in 11 countries as of 6 a.m. GMT today. The case numbers by country are United States, 109 (1 death) (these are yesterday’s totals); Mexico, 156 (9 deaths), Canada, 34; Spain, 13; United Kingdom, 8; New Zealand, 3; Germany, 3; Israel, 2; and 1 each in Austria, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. [WHO update 7]The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 141 confirmed US cases in 19 states as of 11 a.m. ET today. New York leads the list with 50, followed by Texas, 28; South Carolina, 16, and California, 13. Other states have 4 or fewer cases. [CDC H1N1 flu page]The US government will buy 13 million treatment courses of antiviral drugs to battle the swine flu, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last night. The new supplies will replace 11 million courses that HHS released to the states this week and add 2 million more, at a cost of $251 million, she said. She also said the government is sending 400,000 courses to Mexico. [HHS news release]Hospitals and clinics in some parts of the country, including New York, California, and Alabama, are seeing a surge of the worried well—patients who have minor symptoms but major worries about swine flu, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. For example, a pediatric hospital in San Diego is seeing up to 50% more patients than usual. [AP report]The first person in Mexico who became ill with what turned out to be the new flu virus got sick on Mar 17, according to an MMWR Dispatch from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The first outbreak was reported to the Pan American Health Organization Apr 12. Mexico had a total of 1,918 suspected cases from Mar 1 through Apr 30, of which 286 were probable and 97 were confirmed. [MMWR Dispatch]Nearly 300 schools nationwide were closed yesterday because of concern about the new virus, the Washington Post reported today. Most of the schools were in Texas, where all 147 schools in the Fort Worth district were closed for 10 days after one case was confirmed and three probable cases were reported.Hong Kong has imposed a 7-day quarantine on about 200 guests and staff members of a hotel where a Mexican man who tested positive for swine flu stayed, according to the ChannelNewsAsia website. Authorities were also trying to trace passengers who were on the man’s flight from Shanghai. A Hong Kong hotel was the launching pad for the international spread of SARS in 2003last_img read more

The best June in the last ten years at Pula Airport

first_imgThe airport recorded 94.603 passengers in June, making it the strongest in ten years.During June last year, the number of 67.313 passengers was recorded, so it is 40,2% stronger in terms of the number of passengers. In July, a record 154.122 passengers passed through the airport, which is 32,5% more than last year. By the end of July, a total of 315.704 passengers passed through Pula Airport, which is 34,6% more than last year for the same period.We expect to cross in the first half of September, and the number of half a million passengers stands out from ZL Pula, adding that last year Pula Airport recorded a total of 436.121 passengers, which number they hope to cross in the second half of August. “By the end of the year, according to all indicators, there are indications that we will achieve the plan for this year, ie exceed the number of 600.000 passengers, who will pass through Pula Airport, as flying continues in the winter, with Eurowings to Dusseldorf, twice weekly, Thursdays and Saturdays. ” stand out from the Pula Tourist BoardHow important air connections are for Pula is also shown by the data that Pula is on July 30th. In 2017, it recorded its first millionth overnight stay, which is ten days earlier than last year, or 28 days earlier than in 2012. So it is in Pula until 31.07. 212.932 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 24% more than last year, and 1.024.381 overnight stays with an increase of 25%, while in the first six months of this year in Pula there were as many as 30% more arrivals and 35% more overnight stays compared to same period last year. “The fact that a million overnight stays this year were recorded 10 days earlier than last year, with the fact that we had a record 1,8 million overnight stays last year, is optimistic. For one Pula that has been a strong industrial and military center for years, these are remarkable numbers. Pula continues to develop not only as a holiday destination but also as a City break destination and has applied for the most successful City break destination. An increasing number of events throughout the year, an increasing offer of various cultural and entertainment facilities as well as a growing number of accommodation facilities in the city center and other offers support this candidacy.”Points out Sanja Cinkopan Korota, director of the Pula Tourist Board.Related news: SANJA CIKOPAN KOROTAJ, TZ PULA: WE EXPECT 2 MILLION NIGHTS BY THE END OF THE YEARlast_img read more

Open tender for the promotion of products protected as designations of origin and geographical origin and organic production

first_imgFind more information about the competition here By protecting Croatian indigenous products, we add value to our top domestic products that are unique in the world, and we guarantee consumers exceptional quality and an original way of preparing them. Especially in the tourism segment, where these products must be the main part of our tourist offer. Organic production in Croatia is recording an upward growth trend, and there are currently 4.565 farmers in the system of organic production on more than 100.000 hectares of agricultural land. This represents a growth of 23% compared to 2016. The total amount of available public support funds is HRK 10.700.000,00. The aid is granted for a period up to five years in a maximum amount of 100.000 euros, ie a maximum of EUR 30.000 per year in kuna equivalent, and the intensity of public support is up to 70% of the total eligible costs. The tender from Measure 3 “Quality programs for agricultural products and food”, for the type of operation 3.2.1. “Support for information and promotion activities” is open until January 31, 2019 by 12:00 p.m.. center_img Potential users are groups of producers, regardless of their legal form, composed mainly of producers or processors of the same product, who participate in quality systems (ZOI – Protected designation of origin, ZOZP – Protected designation of geographical origin, JTS – Guaranteed traditional specialty), associations of organic agricultural producers whose members are producers involved in organic production in accordance with national legislation.  The purpose of the tender is to co-finance the costs for the implementation of activities envisaged by the Information and Promotion Plan, in order to promote products protected as designations of origin and designations of geographical origin te products from the organic production system, emphasizing their special quality and encouraging consumers to buy them.       “Croatia strongly brands many indigenous agricultural and food products, and the Ministry of Agriculture actively supports all producer associations that want to obtain one of the three quality labels. So far, Croatia has provided this type of protection at the level of the European Union for 20 products, and another nine are in the process of registering the label at the EU level. ”  said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic.last_img read more

Analysts predict Canary Wharf buyout

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Indonesian government initiates research to produce COVID-19 vaccine, VP says

first_imgMeanwhile, Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java has prepared a research proposal for the production of a COVID-19 vaccine.Airlangga University rector Mohammad Nasih said the university’s Institute of Tropical Diseases had acquired six COVID-19-positive samples and was awaiting research authorization from the Health Ministry’s Health Research and Development Agency (Balitbangkes).“It’s going to be a lengthy process but we are optimistic that with Balitbangkes’ authorization we’ll be able to develop a vaccine,” Mohammad said.Read also: Germany says virus vaccine research not for salePresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo previously instructed his subordinates to perform rapid tests for COVID-19 across the country in a bid to accelerate detection of the disease.Rapid tests are easier to perform than regular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and can detect COVID-19 cases quicker.Indonesia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 has risen to 25 on Thursday, as the government announced that the number of infected people had reached 309. (rfa) The public should not expect a vaccine to be available anytime soon, however, as the research would take a considerable amount of time to complete, Ma’ruf said.Read also: Doctors map body’s COVID-19 immune response: StudyIn the meantime, the government would keep implementing public health protocols as established by the World Health Organization (WHO), he added.“The production of a vaccine takes time. That’s why we will not just wait for the vaccine to be completed but also take measures in accordance with WHO’s protocols in mitigating this pandemic,” Ma’ruf said. The government has initiated research to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), involving the collaboration of relevant ministries and institutions, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has said.“We’ve started discussing [the research], because [the virus] has become a threat. We keep trying to develop our own vaccine for every threat that emerges. That’s why we’ve initiated research,” Ma’ruf said in a statement on Thursday as quoted by Antara.The research on the vaccine was carried out under the coordination of the National Research Agency (BRIN) in cooperation with the Health Ministry and other relevant state-owned enterprises, including pharmaceutical firms, he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Indonesia calls for strengthened multilateral institutions as UN turns 75

first_imgIn recent years, multilateral institutions have faced more challenges to their authority as more and more countries begin to favor self-serving policies and look inward at the expense of global multilateral collaboration.The stakes are even higher as concerted global action seems more necessary than ever, as the current COVID-19 crisis illustrates.“Countries increasingly have higher expectations [for] the UN to strengthen collective global leadership and deliver concrete results. Yet, multilateral institutions are increasingly struggling to respond, leading to weakening trust in multilateralism,” Retno said, according to a circulated transcript.“We cannot allow this to persist. Without multilateralism, ‘the mighty takes all’ will prevail,” she said during the meeting. Read also: S.Korea’s Moon proposes regional initiative to battle COVID-19, engage N.KoreaWhile existing multilateral platforms such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have had their limits and shortcomings exposed, observers have also noted that uncoordinated, unilateral actions are unlikely to be able to address the global repercussions of the pandemic.Retno said the UN system must now deliver more than rhetoric and that its programs going forward must be meaningful and impactful.“In addressing the pandemic for the short term, facilitating access to affordable medication and vaccines for all is crucial. The UN must also synergize with other international institutions to accelerate global economic recovery,” she said.In the longer term, the UN should then work toward building global economic resilience and strengthening the global health system.The call to strengthen the multilateral order was not only raised by the Indonesian foreign minister, but the majority of world leaders who took part in the virtual assembly.In his remarks, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the world had a surplus of multilateral challenges and a deficit of multilateral solutions.“In an interconnected world, we need a networked multilateralism, in which the United Nations family, international financial institutions, regional organizations, trading blocs and others work together more closely and more effectively,” Guterres said.According to a global online survey collated by the UN, the majority of respondents are asking the international community to prioritize universal access to health care to recover better from the pandemic. Just over 1 million people globally have taken part in the ongoing survey as of Tuesday.Monday’s meeting also saw the adoption of a declaration in commemoration of the UN anniversary, which sets out an action-oriented global commitment to promote peace and build stronger trust among nations, advance an inclusive sustainable development, promote adherence to international law and human rights values, including women’s empowerment, financing for development and digital cooperation.The meeting was held as part of the UNGA’s High-Level Week that is to be held until Oct. 2.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is expected to deliver a prerecorded address during the UNGA’s general debate session early on Wednesday in Jakarta.Because of COVID-19, this year’s UN meetings are being held in a hybrid arrangement, where only representatives of countries based in the United States participate in physical meetings at the UN headquarters. Other delegates, including world leaders, will attend the meetings virtually.However, the event itself appears to have been snubbed by US President Donald Trump, as the mercurial leader was replaced by acting deputy US ambassador to the UN, Cherith Norman Chalet, to deliver remarks as the first speaker of the event.Read also: Trump lashes China as UN warns against ‘Cold War'”The United Nations has for too long been resistant to meaningful reform, too often lacking in transparency, and too vulnerable to the agenda of autocratic regimes and dictatorships,” Chalet said, as quoted by Reuters.The US under Trump has been one of the countries that have challenged the multilateral order, having pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement and terminated its membership of the WHO, among other things. On the other end of the spectrum, China has led a charm offensive championing global collaboration, despite largely Western concerns about its antiliberal bent.Chinese President Xi Jinping has given an assurance that his country will continue to follow the multilateral path and actively engage in reforming and developing the global governance system.“[China] will firmly uphold the UN-centered international system, firmly uphold the international order underpinned by international law, and firmly defend the UN’s central role in international affairs,” Xi said in his remarks published on the Chinese foreign ministry’s website.Topics : Indonesia’s top diplomat has raised concerns about diminishing faith in the multilateral order, as the United Nations commemorates 75 years since its founding in a largely virtual ceremony convening world leaders.Overshadowed by the far-reaching impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, which has redefined ways people and nations work and interact with one another, global leaders kicked off the annual summitry of the UN General Assembly this week with a commemoration of the UN’s 75th anniversary.At the High-Level Meeting of the UNGA held on Monday, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said the anniversary had become a test for the organization to “enhance its relevance and manage the world’s expectations”.last_img read more

Newcastle to offer Granit Xhaka exit route from Arsenal in January transfer window

first_img PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Newcastle to offer Granit Xhaka exit route from Arsenal in January transfer window Xhaka appears set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United are prepared to offer Granit Xhaka an escape route from Arsenal in January, according to reports.Xhaka is expected to ask for a move away from Arsenal once the winter transfer window opens after being stripped of the captaincy.The midfielder’s furious clash with Arsenal fans at the Emirates last month has completely derailed his career at the club just a few weeks after he was named skipper.Unai Emery appointed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain after axing Xhaka and the Times claim the Gunners expect the Swiss to leave in January.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement SPONSORED 1/1 Full Screen Read More About Connatix V67539 Coming Next 1 min. story Comment Advertisement Read Morecenter_img Read More / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Video Settings Read More Top articles Skip Coral BarryFriday 8 Nov 2019 12:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Skip Ad Xhaka has been sidelined from playing since his outburst (Picture: Getty)Newcastle are keen to take advantage of the turmoil at Arsenal and are poised to offer Xhaka a way out of the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementSteve Bruce is a fan of Xhaka and is desperate to add some steel to his midfield as he aims to steer Newcastle to Premier League safety this season.Xhaka’s £130,000-a-week wages could be stumbling block to the deal, but Newcastle are seeking a short-term deal that would see Arsenal pay part of his salary.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNewcastle’s current top earner is Miguel Almiron, who pockets around £80,000 a week at St James’ Park.Xhaka is desperate to resume playing regularly and it is unclear if he will feature for Arsenal again after his outburst.The 27-year-old is the captain of Switzerland and the European Championships take place next summer.He has continued to train with Arsenal as normal and Emery has praised his attitude in the sessions.However, Xhaka is ‘upset’ with how he has been treated by Emery and the club in recent weeks and refused to issue an apology in the immediate aftermath of the controversy.Xhaka was then caught surprised to see his Instagram apology appear in the matchday programme notes for the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.He was further annoyed to discover Arsenal had added an ‘introductory sentence’ to his statement without his consent.MORE: Brendan Rodgers insists he is ‘loving it’ at Leicester despite calls for him to replace Unai Emery at ArsenalMORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos to miss Leicester City clash with hamstring injury by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 59 Counties Initially Participating in PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Program

first_img December 05, 2017 Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder  Harrisburg, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 59 counties have been recently approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to be the initial recipients of naloxone for first responders in Pennsylvania. The naloxone was made available through a $5 million appropriation included in the 2017-2018 state budget.“I would like to thank those who immediately seized upon this opportunity to provide life-saving naloxone in their counties,” Governor Wolf said. “Because of their action, 13,752 kits of naloxone – that’s 27,504 doses – are now available to these counties to help revive overdose victims.”PCCD intends to conduct outreach efforts to the eight remaining counties to ensure that naloxone is made available to first responders in those areas.Over the next two years, more than 60,000 naloxone kits, which include two, 4-milligram doses in each, will be available to all 67 counties and state agencies. The intranasal naloxone kits, or NARCAN®(naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray, are needle-free and designed for ease of use for nonmedical personnel. The kits are supplied by Adapt Pharma, Inc., headquartered in Radnor.Counties participating in the naloxone program were required by PCCD to identify one main point of contact, a Centralized Coordinating Entity (CCE), for each county or region to coordinate the process and identify first responder needs for naloxone within that county or region. Eligible first responders include:Emergency Medical Services, Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Emergency Medical Technicians;Law Enforcement – including Municipal Police, Sheriff’s Offices, Campus Police, Campus Security, School Resource Officers and Park Rangers;Fire Fighters to include both volunteer and paid fire fighters;Adult Probation and Parole Officers;Juvenile Probation Officers;County Correctional Facilities;Constables;Afterschool Program Personnel;Public Transit Drivers;Domestic Violence Shelter Personnel;Homeless Shelter Personnel;Public Defenders Offices;Library Personnel;Drug Treatment Providers; andAny other community group legally organized and trained to respond to overdose emergencies and administer Intranasal naloxone.A map highlighting the counties that have been awarded naloxone and their CCE contact information can be found on PCCD’s website at: http://www.pccd.pa.gov/criminaljustice/advisory_boards/Pages/Naloxone-for-First-Responders.aspx. Governor Wolf Announces 59 Counties Initially Participating in PCCD’s Naloxone for First Responders Programcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more