US Navy to Add Two More Prescription Drugs for Testing

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval April 23, 2012 View post tag: two View post tag: Add View post tag: Navy View post tag: testing View post tag: morecenter_img US Navy to Add Two More Prescription Drugs for Testing View post tag: usa Effective May 1, the Navy will add two more commonly abused prescription drugs to the standard testing panel during random urinalysis, according to NAVADMIN 130/12, released April 20.The prescription drug families tested will now include benzodiazepines and hydrocodones (i.e. Xanax and Vicodin).“These drugs are highly addictive and their use outside of medical supervision places the Sailor, their family and shipmates at risk,” said Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP).Military members should ensure their prescriptions are properly documented in their health records prior to May 1.Navy medical treatment facilities are ready to assist any Sailor or family member who self-refers for prescription drug misuse or abuse.“Adding the benzodiazepine and hydrocodone drug families to the standard test panel will provide a more comprehensive and meaningful understanding of overall prescription drug abuse in the Navy,” said Favorite.While overall drug abuse among military personnel is significantly lower than in the comparative civilian population, Navy leaders remain concerned.“We are concerned about service members who are using prescription drugs without proper authority and potentially addicted,” said Favorite. “Substance abuse puts lives and missions at risk, undercuts unit readiness and morale, and is inconsistent with our Navy ethos and core values of honor, courage, and commitment.”According to Favorite, the Navy’s policy on substance abuse is zero tolerance.Per OPNAVINST 5350.4D, Sailors whose urinalysis samples are identified positive for controlled substances for which they do not have a valid prescription may be subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and processed for administrative separation from the Navy.“We recommend members seeking substance use counseling talk with their doctor, chain-of-command or self-refer to a substance abuse rehabilitation program,” said Favorite.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 23, 2012; Image: navy Share this article View post tag: Prescription Drugs Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to Add Two More Prescription Drugs for Testing last_img read more

ATTENTION COMMUTERS AND DRIVERS: Lower Washington Street will be milled and…

first_img× HOBOKEN — Maybe you’re fed up with heading to work in the morning, being delayed by construction, and raising your fists to the sky, yelling, “No one told me about this!!”So, here you go….Milling and paving of four blocks of Washington Street between Observer Highway and Third Street is scheduled to take place the week of Dec. 4, weather permitting.Expected hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.According to the press release from the city, “Efforts will be made to maintain vehicular traffic where possible, however, road closures will be required at times.”During construction, NJ Transit buses will operate on a detour. Buses heading toward Hoboken Terminal will travel south along Washington Street, detour east on Fifth Street, and south on Hudson Street. Buses heading towards New York will leave the bus terminal from Observer Highway, turn north on Bloomfield Street, turn east on Fifth Street, and continue north on Washington Street along the regular route.To facilitate bus detours, parking will be prohibited on both sides of Fifth Street between Bloomfield Street and Hudson Street as well as on both sides of Bloomfield Street near Observer Highway and Hudson Street near Fifth Street. Police will be on hand to help direct traffic.last_img read more

Garrlins’ decks appeal

first_imgFoodservice equipment supplier Garrlins has added the mini twin deck Mazzoni CD5050 pizza oven to its range.The CD5050 has fire brick bake decks, so pizzas can be cooked both evenly and quickly. Operating from a 6kw (30A) supply, the CD5050 has a cooking chamber measuring 50cm x 50cm and is capable of baking up to 4 x 9-inch pizzas per deck. It comes with twin temperature dials (one for each deck) and is easy to install.The oven is said to be suitable for bakery and catering applications and features rounded door handles, interior lights and glass door panels. It is priced at £799.last_img read more

New Lotus/Dopapod Collaboration Octave Cat Debuts Two Funky Tracks [Premiere]

first_imgStep inside the wild and funky minds of bassist Jesse Miller, keyboardist Eli Winderman and drummer Charlie Patierno as they form the infectious grooves of Octave Cat. The fusion trio started out of a mutual appreciation for vintage keyboards and analog synths between Miller and Winderman, and the two Philly area musicians got together last May to test the waters. “I put various keyboards in front of Eli to play, and kept a recording running as we went,” says Miller, “Riffs and melodies from that session became the basis of both ‘Limber Up’ and ‘Spar.’ We had not planned on starting a new project, but the music seemed too good to leave to languish on a hard drive.”Once the two realized they had something with their sound, the next step was finding a live drummer to complement it. Patierno was a perfect fit, as he “captured a great groove and interesting sounds in his home studio.” Miller continues, “With no intention, we had started a new trio.”The three have been working throughout the summer, working with Miller’s extensive collection of instruments and equipment. “We continued recording, writing, arranging and mixing relying heavily a slightly out-of-tune electric piano, a few Moogs, various tape delay machines, my modular synth and drum machine systems and our namesake synth, The Cat by Octave, a rare 70s synth that can be tough to keep in tune, but makes some incredible sounds.”“The music is funky, catchy, melodic, jazzy. There’s definitely inspiration from late-70’s fusion, but also some analog techno and dub approaches to the sound and arrangements.” Keyboardist, Eli Winderman adds (most importantly), “all the melodies can be sung with meow sounds.”Meow along with the band’s debut compositions, the songs “Limber Up” and “Spar,” streaming exclusively below!Octave Cat will make their live debut on September 3rd, performing at the SummerDance Festival at Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park in Ohio!When not with Octave Cat, Jesse Miller can be found holding down the low end with Lotus and performing solo analog synth sets as Beard-o-Bees. Eli Winderman is the keyboardist for Dopapod, who are gearing up with a major fall tour with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong in just a couple short months. Charlie Patierno is the touring drummer for pop artist Mike Taylor, and has also worked with groups like Blue Method, Melody Gardot and The Roots.For fans of Eli Winderman, you won’t want to miss him performing alongside members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, and so many more at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive – in the heart of Williamsburg – with over 50 artists spanning three venues in just one day: October 22nd. [Get tickets here]last_img read more

Summer Camp Announces Phil Lesh, moe., Umphrey’s, & Everyone Orchestra For 2018

first_imgSummer Camp Music Festival has become a beloved staple of the summer festival circuit. Taking place at the end of May over Memorial Day weekend, each year, the festival taps one of the strongest lineups of the summer. In 2018, the festival will return to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, across May 25th through 27th. Today, Summer Camp revealed a handful of bands that will be performing the 2018 edition of the festival via a hilarious video featuring a number of friendly faces.Watch Matt Butler Conduct moe., EOTO, The Shook Twins, & More At Summer CampGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh first emerges, before the camera pans to Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe., who are loading up the back of a van. After a silly exchange, Phil Lesh asks to come along with the members of moe. to Summer Camp, and Grahame Lesh pops up asking to tag along. After the festival reveals that Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band will serve as one of the headliners alongside moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, the camera cuts to Matt Butler sneaking into the vehicle, hinting that Everyone Orchestra will also make an appearance at the festival.Primus Rocks Classics And Previews New Tune At Summer Camp [Videos]You can check out the video for yourself below![Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Fossil Free ND prepares proposal for Office of Investment

first_imgEmmet Farnan Members of Fossil Free ND encourage fossil fuel divestment. The group aims to encourage the administration to evaluate how it allocates its endowment.In the past, Fossil Free ND has resorted to standard activism and peaceful protest behavior, such as petitioning and rallying on campus. This proposal, club member and junior Adam Wiechman said, marks a change for the group — which is now working through institutional means and with Notre Dame’s Chief Investment Officer, Scott Malpass.“This year, we decided to make a strategic change for a more administrative approach,” Wiechman said. “We felt like Notre Dame is a university where inside gain is more important, and so we thought that pushing for a committee or working group that would assess the University’s endowment and the ethics of fossil fuel divestment was strategic.”Wiechman said other universities have created committees or branches of their investment offices to handle ethical questions regarding endowment. Seeing this proposal as a chance to address other ethical questions — not just those related to fossil fuel — Notre Dame student government has pledged its support of the proposal, Wiechman said.“We’ve been really pleased with student government’s support through all of this,” Wiechman said. “They have been a huge help in guiding us through the proposal writing process and have allowed us to give the proposal with their stamp on it to Scott Malpass.”The proposal is still in its final stages, but will be sent to the Investment Office within the next few weeks, Wiechman said. Club member and senior Carolyn Yvellez said the Investment Office holds the ability to help the University take a stronger stance against fossil fuel companies. While the Investment Office abides by investment guidelines from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Yvellez said these guidelines are relatively loose and haven’t been updated recently.“It’s not inclusive of all the morals that encompass Catholic social teaching,” Yvellez said.Wiechman said Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” demonstrated the Vatican’s call for environmental protection against climate change. In it, Pope Francis reminds readers not to separate their actions from the adverse effects they could have on the planet, he said.“The moral trust of this movement is if it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then it’s wrong to profit off of that wreckage,” Wiechman said. “We think that if Notre Dame is going to be an institution that prides itself in being a force for good, and recognizing that climate change is a problem, we shouldn’t be profiting off of that problem.”Tags: Climate change, divestment, environment, Fossil Free ND, fossil fuel Student-led fossil fuel divestment organization Fossil Free ND wrote a proposal for the Notre Dame Investment Office, calling for a committee to evaluate the University’s endowment and fossil fuel divestment.last_img read more

Fire Department Holds Fire Academy Graduation Ceremony

first_imgPhoto (left to right): Mayor Eddie Sundquist, Firefighter Gage Bird, Firefighter Luke Ames, Firefighter Dylan Monroe, & Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon.JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown Fire Department held a graduation ceremony Friday to install three recruits who successfully completed the Fire Academy as Firefighters for the City of Jamestown.Mayor Eddie Sundquist welcomed the new firefighters to the department and presented them with recognition certificates.Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon presented each recruit with their Firefighter’s badge.“All three recruits have met rigorous standards to get to this level. This year was a particular challenge with the completion of their training being delayed due to the Pandemic.  They have certainly earned the right to be called ‘Professional Firefighters’,” said Coon. Mayor Sundquist said, “I congratulate and welcome these three men to the City of Jamestown Fire Department. We look forward to your service with us.”The three recruits recognized today are Luke Ames, Gage Bird, and Dylan Monroe. All three completed training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science in Glen Falls, New York this year.At the conclusion of the ceremony, Coon offered the newly-assigned firefighters a few words of advice: “As you begin your careers, I encourage each of you to remember this day and all that you have accomplished to get to this point. We, as a Department, are very proud of all you accomplished thus far. Please continue to develop your skills, apply what you have learned, and most of all, enjoy the ride!”Firefighter Ben McLaughlin also was recognized with a promotion to Lieutenant. Share: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)last_img read more

Dean Talcott offers to resign: ABA again rejects Barry University’s bid for accreditation

first_img January 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Dean Talcott offers to resign ABA again rejects Barry University’s bid for accreditation Associate Editor Barry University School of Law Dean Stanley Talcott was willing to resign if it would help students keep the faith during the rocky journey seeking ABA accreditation.But Barry University President Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin refused to accept Talcott’s letter of resignation, defending the dean as having improved the school and successfully meeting all American Bar Association requests during the protracted and continuing approval process.“Some people have suggested that because Dean Talcott is not an ABA insider the law school’s application for ABA accreditation has suffered. I don’t see it that way,” O’Laughlin said.“Stan Talcott has been a true champion of the law school’s cause before the ABA. He has vigorously advocated for accreditation, while at the same time providing stable leadership on a day-to-day basis. It is unfair to blame him for Barry not having won approval at this time. The fight for accreditation is not over. Barry University is committed to continuing its effort and counts Dean Talcott has one of its mainstay advocates.”Less than a week earlier, on December 5, Talcott had tendered his letter of resignation, following the bad news that an ABA committee recommended against granting provisional approval of the university’s law school in Orlando. It was the fifth time overall, and the fourth time since Barry took over, that the ABA has rejected the school’s efforts toward accreditation. Though this latest decision is unappealable, under the rules of procedure, Barry has another chance to succeed when its current application goes for a full vote by the ABA Council for Legal Education in Philadelphia in February.It is the ABA’s policy to decline comment on pending accreditation matters.In its mission to keep pushing toward accreditation, Barry announced that it has retained two law firms to assist in its presentation to the Council on the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in February. An outside company will prepare a compliance study to determine if the law school, in its opinion, is in substantial compliance with the ABA standards. And the Barry University Board of Trustees passed by a unanimous vote to provide whatever resources are needed to the law school to obtain approval in February, and to ensure that in the future if Barry is not able to reach its enrollment projection, it will “not accept students with low predictors to meet our financial needs.”On December 7, two days after he turned in his letter of resignation, Talcott explained his decision and expressed deep feelings for Barry.“As dean of a law school, there are a number of constituencies that have to have confidence, and that includes the university administration, the faculty, the community — legal and the broader community — and most importantly, it includes the students,” Talcott said.“By the time I was meeting with the students, it was apparent to me there was a serious erosion of confidence among the students, based in part on their belief that what the ABA is saying is we want a highly qualified insider dean at the law school. And the only impediment to having such a dean is my reluctance to resign. I’ve never been reluctant to resign. My only interest is in doing what’s in the best interest of the school.. . . That loss of confidence among students renders me ineffective as dean.”Those words came shortly after he met with associate deans.“The way I measure things, I don’t think there’s a better school. I think there are schools that have more prestige, obviously, schools that have more recognition. But I don’t think there’s a place I’d rather be. The very special things that Barry brings to education were brought to this law school. If you ask anybody here, this is a wonderful place. The history of the school and our students have demonstrated that we are very competitive with anybody. It’s a difficult pill to swallow we haven’t been able to demonstrate to the ABA the positive qualities of this school. For some reason, I’ve been inadequate communicating all of this.”According to a letter from the ABA Accreditation Committee, it concluded that Barry “has not presented a reliable plan for bringing the law school into full compliance with the standards within three years. Specifically, the school has not established that it would be able to meet its enrollment targets for Fall 2003 through Fall 2005 without substantially reducing the academic qualifications of those entering classes. In addition, the school has not established that the university and the law school have the ability to commit financial resources adequate to sustain a sound program of legal education if it is unable to meet the aforementioned enrollment targets.”Talcott said: “We have a plan. So it is my conclusion that it is about their perception of the reliability of the plan.. . . The only interpretation I can take away is they do not think we’re big enough to have a law school.”By withholding provisional approval, Talcott explained, the students can’t take and pass the bar exam, and that, he said with frustration, is “taking away our ability to present the best evidence possible.”Eric Dubois, spokesperson for the Barry School of Law, said Talcott “is going to stay on board, at least through February 2002, until the ABA process is complete.”Sister O’Laughlin met with faculty, students, and alumni, some of whom have been critical of the dean, to discuss the future.She asked that the university community “exhibit a unified front as we go forward in our efforts to show the (ABA) council that we are truly worthy of provisional accreditation.”center_img Dean Talcott offers to resign: ABA again rejects Barry University’s bid for accreditationlast_img read more

Suffolk Merger Referendum Appeal Denied

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, left, and County Comptroller Joseph Sawicki, right.The New York State Court of Appeals upheld lower court rulings Tuesday that effectively kills a referendum to merge the Suffolk County offices of treasurer and comptroller.The decision by the state’s highest court ends—for now—a controversial proposal by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone that he touted as a cost-cutting maneuver that would have saved the county $1 million annually by eliminating seven jobs, including two elected positions.The referendum was slated to appear on Election Day ballots Nov. 5 after the Suffolk County Legislature approved the referendum this summer.But Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, who is running for re-election, quickly filed a lawsuit to stop the referendum after questioning the efficiency of a merged office without employing the proper manpower.Bellone, in a statement, called the court’s decision “outrageous” because it denied voters the opportunity to decide on the merger themselves.“A supermajority of the Suffolk County Legislature voted to put the referendum on the ballot and the opponents of reform know that an overwhelming majority of voters support it,” Bellone said.“While the referendum will not be on the ballot,” he added, “the issue is alive this November because voters can choose between legislative candidates who support improving efficiency and those who want to maintain the status quo.”At issue was language in the referendum that was altered after the fact.“The alteration of this clearly specified goal to a more generally stated goal is an impermissible deviation,” the lower court said in its decision.The decision was a huge victory for Carpenter, Bellone’s Republican challenger in the 2011 county executive race, who will run for re-election next month and will be able to retain her staff.Carpenter acknowledged that “it’s been a difficult couple of months,” but said the court’s decision to deny Suffolk’s appeal was “very validating of all of our efforts.”“I just feel that they talk about the possible savings and it’s bogus, it’s bogus,” she added.County Comptroller Joseph Sawicki, also a Republican, loses twofold as he’s term-limited and would’ve ran the merged office as interim CFO until elections for the post could be held 2014.Democratic Suffolk County Board of Elections Commissioner Anita Katz said the board waited for the court’s ruling before printing the ballots.last_img read more

Fraud affects more than members’ pocketbooks

first_img 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial fraud’s effect on your members extends much further than their pocketbooks.Nearly two-thirds of financial fraud victims admitted to serious issues with stress, anxiety, sleep, and depression, according to findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.“Fraud’s effects linger and cause distress well after the scam is over,” says Gerri Walsh, FINRA Foundation president.Beyond the psychological and emotional costs, nearly half of fraud victims reported incurring indirect financial costs associated with the fraud, such as late fees, legal fees, and bounced checks, the report indicates. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they incurred more than $1,000 in indirect costs as a result of the fraud, and 9% declared bankruptcy.Because of the personal relationships you’ve developed with members, you can play a key role in helping them address this trauma—and avoid falling victim to these scams in the first place. continue reading »last_img read more