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Wolf Administration Launches Mental Health Resources Guide Press Release, Public Health Understanding that mental health is just as important as physical health, the Wolf Administration today launched an online Mental Health Resources Guide intended to provide Pennsylvanians with a full complement of resources available to help everyone with their mental health needs.“Especially with the stressors of the pandemic, it’s imperative that we also remember that it’s ok to not be ok, and our mental health must be considered just as much as our physical health,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This online guide is presented to give Pennsylvanians a complete look at the mental health resources available to meet their individual needs. There is no one-size-fits-all for mental health.”Interspersed with messages of hope and encouragement such as “Go easy on yourself,” and “People care about you,” are sections that include how to access treatment; preventing suicide; current events and mental health; unique challenges for minority and LGBTQ communities, children and teens, service members and veterans; what to do if you have no insurance; coping with trauma, domestic and sexual violence; and coping with substance use disorder.One section provides “Find the Right Help for You,” where guide visitors can access mental health resources for situations from “I’m feeling stressed,” to “I have a loved one with substance use disorder.”“This guide is intended to help people find the right help for them,” Gov. Wolf said. “I hope all Pennsylvanians review and use it to know that we want to provide the resources, support and understanding to help everyone live a happy, healthful life here in the commonwealth.”Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 19, 2020
Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Share With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event.Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that Ballymoy could be worth backing each-way.SBC: How important is the sponsorship of The Festival for Betway in terms of growing brand awareness? And how is Betway getting ‘festival ready’?Alan Alger: Sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a hugely important part of our partnership portfolio. It’s one of the most exciting races of the festival each year and to have our extensive branding up on day two is a valuable asset.The planning always ramps up at the turn of the year, although this will be the sixth season of being a tier one sponsor at the meeting, so we hopefully now have an idea of exactly what works and what doesn’t.SBC: What role will request a bets and promotional offers play in engaging punters with this year’s festival?Alan Alger: I think the racing is competitive enough that most customers will be focusing on the traditional markets. Our unique ‘betyourway’ request bets are increasing in popularity on horse racing, after their extensive use in football. Our varied promotional offers have been performing well at recent festivals and we expect this year to be no different. Our exclusive ‘4 to Win’ free to play competition will offer punters the chance to land a £50,000 pot each day.SBC: Three of the shortest-priced favourites of the week have been lined up to race on the Wednesday of Cheltenham Festival – is this a worry for Betway? and how does Betway plan to mitigate the risk of a ‘Wednesday wipeout’?Alan Alger: While all bookmakers will be wary of multiples and running-up money, we have to trust the fact that it’s a four day meeting and there will be the usual highs and lows. While Wednesday looks an obvious place for dangers, something can hit unexpectedly – last year we had a near-£1million liability on Might Bite in the Gold Cup due to an inspired multiple from one Betway customer.SBC: The Gold Cup hasn’t been defended since 2004, what are the chances of current joint favourite Al Boum Photo doing it for Willie Mullins this year?Alan Alger: Last year’s winner has around a 20% chance of making it a double success. That looks about right, when you think about recent Gold Cup victors and their lack of subsequent success in any race, let alone the blue riband event – it shows how much it takes out of a thoroughbred to win it once, let alone twice.SBC: And finally, are there any runners that SBC readers should be keeping an eye on?Alan Alger: Ballymoy still has a chase and hurdles engagement, whichever one he ends up in he’s well worth backing each-way. Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit
Canal No1 flooding…say flooding could have been avoidedBy Lakhram BhagiratFor the residents of lower Canal Number One, on the West Bank of the Demerara, the regional authorities have failed them, and they are calling for swift action to alleviate their sufferings.Additionally, the residents are saying that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), which is responsible for the maintenance of the main canal, has not cleared it since late November, hence the reason for the current flooding in the area.Canal Number One Polder has been flooded since December 20, with the water receding during low tide — which is mainly in the nights — but returning to threatening levels in the mornings.“Every night we go to bed the water draw down, but when we wake up in theThreatening water level for this Canal familymorning, (there) is water everywhere. We can’t do anything because this water is killing we. The children them could not even enjoy them Christmas because of all this water,” Oku resident Dolly Singh related.The distressed woman explained that she has been living in the area for over 47 years and flooding has always been an issue, but this episode of flooding is comparable to the infamous 2005 Great Floods.“The drain; them need to clean the drains. You can see the moss deh out plenty,Another flooded homeand how long Dairy (La Parfaite Harmonie) water nah draw out, we water can never draw out. Them ah clean, but it is not properly done. We didn’t get flood for over a year now. This time the water very high, and we can’t cook or anything here,” she lamented.When Guyana Times visited the flood-affected communities on Friday, residentsResdients clearing this Canal after days of flood waterbashed the regional authorities for their plight. This publication observed several of the residents utilising their own resources to clear the weeds from the main canal in efforts to get some relief.Good Hope resident Vijai Ramnarine said he cannot quantify the amount of losses he has incurred. The man related that he is a large-scale farmer and all of hisAn inundated homefarmlands are under water. He stated that more than 90 per cent of the community’s population are farmers, and they are now left to assess their damages.“At present, we are suffering tremendously. This actual work that is going on here is the community is self-help. Those two tractors that are working there are private tractors, and we have had no help from the Government. We have been here since before Christmas trying to get some relief from the flood water,” he said.“The water in the farmland is at least three feet high. Instead of using our vans orFamily forced to stay indoors as flood water raisestractors to bring out loads from the backdam, we have to use a boat and the track; that is our current situation. There is no estimation for losses at this time, because we put a lot of money in that and it is still under water,” Ramnarine added.He detailed that he has tangerine trees planted only about three months ago, along with a number of avocado seedlings that have already been destroyed.“This canal supposed to be cleaned on a monthly basis. For this past December month, it has not been cleaned; and as you can see, the shrimp moss is in the water and it grows every single day. When it grows, it starts to wrap and form a ball so the water cannot penetrate through, so it remains stagnant. If this canal was cleaned, then this situation would not have happened here,” he stated.Another farmer, Maso (only name given), told Guyana Times that they have been under water for almost one week before the authorities thought it necessary to have visit the area and assess the situation. He noted that the Civil Defense Commission visited the area on Thursday to assess but added that they are not providing any plans on how to get the water off the land.“When you go to cut pine you have to go with boat to cut the pineapple under the water…these people bring one one mopstick and a hamper and give you here today (Friday). All this cause because if the negligence of the Government. Them not cleaning the canal,” the angry man said.Medical responseA team from the Public Health Ministry visited the Manram Memorial Health Centre, in Canal Number One, to ensure it is equipped with the necessary drugs in the case of a possible outbreak, and to prevent flood-related illnesses.Regional Health Officer Ravindra Dudhnauth advised that persons residing in flood-affected areas should take the necessary precautionary measures to prevent flood-related illnesses. He detailed the specified methods to treat water, including boiling or adding bleach. He also advised that residents in the affected areas should avoid unnecessary contact with these flood waters.National Emergency MonitoringAdditionally, State Minister Joseph Harmon visited the community on Friday to distribute relief supplies. At his post-Cabinet press briefing, Harmon indicated that the National Emergency Monitoring System remains activated on a 24-hour basis, with the ten administrative regions being actively monitored.He added that monitoring is being conducted via social media, television, HF radios, and mobile and landline telephones, to ensure that there is a timely and effective response to any incident with respect to the heavy rainfall.While all of the regions have been affected by the rainfall, Minister Harmon noted that several farmlands and some 200 households in Region Three — Essequibo Islands/West Demerara — were inundated as a result of clogged drains.“Since the initial impact, an assessment was done, and heavy-duty equipment, machinery and so on were deployed on December 26th  to the Canal. Additionally, all efforts were made to ensure that the pumps and kokers remain operational, to ensure maximum release of water to prevent the situation from worsening,” he detailed.Minister Harmon said there have been minimal reports of flooding in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), with two reports of five inches of water being accumulated in the Albouystown, South and North Ruimveldt areas, and minor flooding along the East Coast.The greatest accumulation of water, Minister Harmon pointed out, was on empty lots in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). However, he noted that reports have indicated that the water is receding from all areas except Bush Lot.