‘It’s heartbreaking’: Tioga County opioid overdose deaths doubled in 2019

first_img(WBNG) — After years of progress, Tioga County public health officials say they’ve been dealt a major blow in their fight against the opioid epidemic. If there were a silver lining to all of this, health officials have identified the main cause in this recent spike in deaths. “The primary substance was fentanyl; fentanyl is extremely potent, and it is lethal if somebody does not have Narcan available to reverse the overdose,” said Kylie Holochak, a senior public health educator. County health officials say from 2015 to 2018, opioid overdose deaths dropped more than 50 percent in Tioga County; unfortunately, those deaths more than doubled in 2019. According to the Department of Public Health, there were 8 mixed drug toxicity deaths in 2018, but 17 of them in 2019. Officials say not only is this number shocking, but it’s also staggering as they expect the recent declining number of overdoses to continue. Mixed drug toxicity is when multiple substances are found in a person’s system at once. Holochak said she was shocked by these numbers because the sheriff’s office had reported fewer, but it was the more comprehensive coroner’s report that informed her of the increase. She said there are lots of different ways to help addicts and reduce this problem, from increasing treatment programs to spreading awareness to end the stigma, but above all else, health officials say Narcan is the biggest difference between life and death.last_img read more

Vitol Wants to Privatize Latvian Shipping Company

first_imgVitol Netherlands B.V., a majority shareholder in Latvian Shipping Company (LSC), has proposed to delist and sell 200 million bearer shares of the shipping company, listed on Nasdaq Riga.The proposal is set to be discussed at the extraordinary shareholder meeting scheduled for December 20, 2017.Vitol Netherlands acquired 19.62 percent of the total voting capital in LSC in June this year, bringing its total shareholding to 69.56 percent.Latvian Shipping Company returned to the black having posted a net profit of USD 13.08 million for the first nine months of this year.The recovery from last year’s loss of USD 19.33 million booked in the same period was driven mainly from the reversal of the fleet revaluation loss and profit from sale of non-core assets, the company said.The company has a fleet of 16 ships, including 12 MR product tankers and four Handysizes.last_img read more

Clarke hopes Odemwingie saga peters out

first_img Press Association Odemwingie replaced two-goal hero Romelu Lukaku who took his goal tally to 12 goals – all in the Barclays Premier League – this season. The 31-year-old received a mixed reception with boos intermingling with the applause that greeted Lukaku’s exit from the action. Clarke, when asked about the response of the Baggies fans to the Nigeria international, said: “I never noticed it as I was too nervous about throwing away a two-goal lead. But with his first touch he had a shot that went just wide. He got good applause for that, and I think the supporters would have been happy to see that go in.” West Brom head coach Steve Clarke hopes a line can be drawn under the Peter Odemwingie saga after the striker made his comeback as a late substitute in the 2-1 home success over Sunderland.center_img He added: “The Odemwingie thing meant I could never affect what the supporters are going to do. He’s part of my squad and we’re going to use him. “He was always going to come back in at some stage. For me it’s finished, the incident happened but that seems like a long time ago now. We have to move on and so should everyone else.” Clarke hailed another man-of-the-match performance from Lukaku, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea. He scored the opening goal from the penalty spot and charged down a clearance from Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for his second. Clarke said: “Lukaku is in a really rich vein of form. You could see that with his second goal, when you’re playing that well you get a little bit of luck. Physically, he’s a great specimen, but he has quick feet for a big man. It’s been good for us, good for Rom, and probably good for Chelsea as well.” Lukaku insists he can cope with the pressure of being an £18million player – his fee when he joined Chelsea from Anderlecht. He said: “I don’t feel pressure. People ask ‘why did he cost that much’ but that’s just football. Wayne Rooney got bought for more than me and in the first year at Manchester United, he didn’t have an easy year. “I am reading his book at the moment. I am a very big fan of his book. It is very good for a player my age because he went to a big club at the same age as me and I can learn from that.” last_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 5th Test: Alastair Cook hits fifty as England reach 123-1 at tea on day 1

first_imgNew Delhi: Opener Alastair Cook hit a patient half-century in the final match of his career as England reached 123 for one at tea on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against India at the Oval on Friday.The 33-year-old Cook, who is playing his final Test for England after which he will retire from international cricket, had eight hits to fence in his 177-ball unbeaten innings as he shared 60 runs with opening partner Keaton Jennings (23) and then forged an unconquered 63-run stand with Moeen Ali (23) for the second wicket.At the break, Cook was unbeaten on 66 runs, while Ali was batting on 23 not out having faced 102 balls.Also Read | England vs India, 5th Test Preview: Battle of pride for Kohli and coPost lunch, India toiled hard and tightened their lines as the pacers got some seam movement. Jasprit Bumrah (0-31) and Ishant Sharma (0-17) bowled threatening spells, and could have easily accounted for both batsmen.In the 31st over, Ajinkya Rahane dropped Cook (on 37*) at gully off Sharma. Three balls later, Virat Kohli dropped Ali (on 2*) at third slip off Bumrah.Ali also survived an lbw shout in 33rd over off Bumrah, with India’s DRS appeal being turned down. In fact he was lucky to survive this session at all, as Mohammed Shami (0-27) beat him on umpteen occasions but simply didn’t find the edge.Cook was more solid at the other end, and duly reached his 57th half-century off 139 balls to a rousing reception from the packed crowd. In doing so he put on 50 with Ali off 158 balls for the second wicket stand.Despite India’s toils the breakthrough didn’t come, even as England scored at a slow pace with only 55 runs coming in the two-hour session with 100 coming up in only the 59th over.Also Read | England vs India, 5th Test Preview: Battle of pride for Kohli and coEarlier, England made their best start of the series, reaching 68-1 at lunch after skipper Joe Root won his fifth consecutive toss of the series and opted to bat.Cook as given a ‘guard of honour’ by the Indian team as he walked out to bat in his final Test.Opening bowlers Bumrah and Sharma found some movement in the initial overs, but the wicket turned out to be best for batting in this series so far.The early movement disappeared very quickly as Cook and Jennings made a sedate start. Hanuma Vihari (0-1), who earned his maiden Test cap replacing Hardik Pandya, was also in action as he came on to bowl first-change in the 14th over.It was his solitary over though, as Jadeja (1-36) and Shami took over bowling duties after the drinks’ break.Cook and Jennings brought up only their second 50-partnership this series off 107 balls, and went on to put up their best opening stand in five Tests — 60 runs. Their previous highest was 54 at Trent Bridge.Jennings though couldn’t go on for longer, as he edged Jadeja to leg slip in the 24th over with KL Rahul adding another catch to his tally.Ali and Cook then batted out the remaining session until lunch, with India hardly creating any threatening chances. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more