State of Indiana announces $3 million in funding to support launch of comprehensive addiction recovery networks

first_imgIndianapolis, IN— Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland announced today that three regional partnerships have been awarded funds to complete recovery networks and seek designation as comprehensive addiction recovery networks.“Governor Eric J. Holcomb has called for an all-hand-on deck approach to combat the drug crisis and communities all across Indiana have stepped forward,” McClelland said. “We appreciate the Indiana General Assembly’s work to help more people enter recovery through comprehensive addiction recovery networks that will meet people with substance use disorders where they are, assess their needs and connect them to the full continuum of evidence-based care.”McClelland made the announcement in Indianapolis alongside Sen. Jim Merritt and healthcare leaders from Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center and Community Behavioral Health.Up to $3 million in funding appropriated to Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Recovery initiative will support the launch of up to six comprehensive addiction recovery networks across the state over the next two years. Three regional partnerships – one each in northern, central and southern Indiana – were awarded grants from the first round of funding, totaling up to $1.5 million, to support completion of their recovery networks:Northern Indiana: Regional Health Systems, MerrillvilleCentral Indiana:The Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County/Eskenazi Health, IndianapolisSouthern Indiana:Community Mental Health Center, LawrenceburgIn alignment with Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Recovery initiative, the comprehensive addiction recovery network designation was created through legislation Merritt authored. Senate Enrolled Act 33 passed the Indiana General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law by the governor earlier this year.Each entity designated as a comprehensive addiction recovery network must partner with local providers to offer the full spectrum of substance use care including assessments, inpatient, outpatient and medication-assisted treatment, peer support services, recovery residences, job training, and workforce readiness services, and family support services.When the networks are complete, the regional partnerships will be eligible to apply to receive a designation from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) as a comprehensive addiction recovery network. DMHA will oversee the development process and work closely with the designated entities to ensure they have support in implementing evidence-based practices to help people enter or maintain recovery from substance use disorders.last_img read more

Southerland leads Syracuse in scoring for 2nd straight game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As a young kid growing up on the blacktop of the outdoor courts in Queens, N.Y., and eventually gymnasiums around the Northeast, James Southerland constantly feared missing shots. He couldn’t handle it. It wasn’t acceptable. Any miss, which Southerland viewed as “the end of the world,” resulted in a temper tantrum on the court and self-inflicted blows to the head out of frustration.“I was still doing it here my freshman year, I’m not going to lie,” Southerland said after Sunday’s win over Colgate. “I missed a shot and I used to be pissed, always get down. But after a while you just realize that when you’re open, you’re going to shoot it and you’ve just got to think ‘make’ the whole time.”And lately, making shots is all Southerland has been doing.For the second consecutive outing he led Syracuse in scoring, this time with a game-high 18 points — 16 of which came in the first half — in an 87-51 win over Colgate. He matched the four 3-pointers he had against Princeton on Wednesday with four more on Sunday to jumpstart the offense early and lead the Orange to an easy victory.“If James gets shots, he makes them,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He gets a lot of shots. He could have had 30 (points) at the half. If he gets his shots, he’ll make some. He’s playing well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSoutherland teamed up with sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams to surge ahead of Colgate for good by the 15-minute mark of the first half. While the former did the scoring, the latter did the passing. The result was a 23-12 spurt in which Southerland had 13 points on five field goals, four of which were assisted by Carter-Williams.The streak began with penetration by Carter-Williams, who curled from left to right into the paint and dumped the ball off to Southerland for an easy layup. Then came a beautiful back-door alley-oop from Carter-Williams to Southerland that saw the 6-foot-8-inch swingman leap up and over a Colgate defender.Southerland then hit three out of his next four 3-pointers to give Syracuse a 33-20 lead with 5:18 to play in the first half.“He’s doing great,” Carter-Williams said. “He has a lot of confidence in his shot. He’s shooting the ball great. He had a couple tough ones, in-and-outs today. He’ll be right back to it next game.”For the game, Southerland finished 7-for-12 from the field and 4-for-9 from long range. Several of his 3-pointers rattled in and out, prompting Southerland to apologize to his point guard for taking away a few assists.But it’s the free-flowing nature and lack of hesitation that pleases Boeheim and assistant coach Gerry McNamara in the early part of the season. Southerland played extended minutes in the first two games of last year’s run to the Elite Eight, scoring a combined 30 points while shooting 5-for-7 from 3-point range. It bred confidence, he said, and told him that the 2012 team could and would rely on his scoring ability.That’s why he has been quick on the trigger through Syracuse’s first four games. And discounting the season opener against San Diego State— the Orange purposefully avoided taking outside shots — he’s hoisted up 19 attempts in the last three games, connecting 47 percent of the time.“He’s going out there and playing loose and having fun,” McNamara said. “When James plays at that level, he’s really, really effective. Right now he’s out there enjoying himself.”Gone are the temper tantrums from his youth and the fears of being yanked quickly by Boeheim that nestled in his mind during his freshman and sophomore years. And in their place are confidence and cold-bloodedness so far in 2012.His father always used to tell him that he would get another shot, that his mood swings after every miss were worthless. And now, after two years of college and hundreds of games before that, Southerland finally believes him.“The leash is gone,” he said with a smile. “So I can do whatever I want.” Comments Published on November 26, 2012 at 2:54 am Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: At least 6 teams still interested in Robbie Ray

first_imgThe Diamondbacks aren’t short of suitors for Robbie Ray.The Yankees, Astros, Braves, Twins, Phillies and Brewers all have interest in the lefty, according to a report from USA Today. They also may want to land Matthew Boyd of the Tigers, but the cost is also exorbitant there.As for the Braves, they have shown interest in several pitchers but their most immediate target appears to be the Reds’ Yasiel Puig. The Twins, Brewers and Phillies also have been looking for pitching help all over the place and Ray is just one of the names they have been linked with. Yankees ‘working all angles’ ahead of trade deadline, Brian Cashman says MLB trade rumors: Yankees will not give up top prospect for anyone less than Noah Syndergaard The Atlanta #Braves have joined the #Yankees , #Astros , #Twins , #Phillies and #Brewers in expressing strong interest for #Dbacks for starter Robbie Ray. The #Dbacks also have a slew of teams pursuing left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2019New York also has interest in acquiring Archie Bradley from the Diamondbacks, according to MLB insider Peter Gammons.Keep hearing Clint Frazier to Arizona for Ray or Bradley, or multi players_not Garcia-for both— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2019Houston and the Yankees have had interest in the same pitchers throughout the leadup to this deadline. Related News Both wanted to get Marcus Stroman but the Mets acquired him for two minor league pitchers. They also have interest in Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard, but it appears the Giants may not deal their lefty and the Mets probably won’t give Syndergaard to the Yankees.The Astros also don’t appear to want to go all out to get Syndergaard as the price tag remains high. Yankees trade rumors: Gleyber Torres ‘off limits’ in discussions for starterlast_img read more

Wijnaldum backs Van Dijk for Ballon d’Or recognition

first_img“We played a friendly in Switzerland not a long time ago and De Ligt was stopping Ronaldo as well. It’s not only Van Dijk who can stop Ronaldo,” said Koeman.“But Ronaldo is good enough to create even against really good defenders and that’s the nicest part of football. You can’t do everything because his quality is such a high level that it is difficult.”The Netherlands failed to even qualify for each of the past two major tournaments, but have taken massive strides forward in just over a year since Koeman took charge.World champions France and Germany were beaten in the Nations League group stages, while the Dutch thoroughly deserved their 3-1 win over England in Thursday’s semi-final despite having to go to extra-time.“It is just confirmation that we are moving in the right direction,” added Koeman.“If we go back when we saw the draw of this tournament, the group of France and Germany, nobody expected Holland to be the winner of the group. Now we are in the final.“It is a pleasure to play in the final and it is not pressure.”Share on: WhatsApp Virgil van Dijk. PHOTO via @VirgilvDijkPorto, Portugal | AFP | Virgil van Dijk deserves to win the Ballon d’Or should the Netherlands beat hosts Portugal to lift the first ever Nations League on Sunday, according to his club and international teammate Georginio Wijnaldum.Van Dijk was named man of the match as Liverpool claimed the Champions League last weekend.The centre-back also won the PFA’s Premier League Player of the Year award and could become the first defender in 13 years to win the prize for the world’s best player.But Van Dijk faces the ultimate test in Porto on Sunday against five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.“He already had a good season, he is trying to stop everyone, that’s the way he’s playing,” said Wijnaldum on Saturday.“For us he’s the best defender in the world. If you look at his season, he definitely deserves the Ballon d’Or but it’s not up to us to decide.”Ronaldo ensured Portugal did not miss out on the final on home soil by scoring his 53rd career hat-trick to mask a disjointed performance by the European champions in a 3-1 win over Switzerland on Wednesday.The Netherlands can also count on another of the world’s best centre-backs in Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, who has been linked with a huge move to a host of top European clubs after his role in knocking Ronaldo’s Juventus out of the Champions League this season.However, Dutch coach Ronald Koeman said even his two towering centre-backs cannot guarantee shutting down Ronaldo.last_img read more

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation says it has signed Sabathia

first_imgIn this photo provided by Roc Nation Sports, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, left, signs papers with Jay-Z as Sabathia signs on with Jay-Z’s sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Roc Nation Sports)NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s sports agency says it has signed New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia to join former teammate Robinson Cano in its emerging client base.Roc Nation Sports says the 33-year-old left-hander agreed to a representation deal Thursday. The ace had been represented by Legacy Agency’s group, which includes Brian Peters, Greg Genske and Scott Parker.Sabathia is signed through 2016 at salaries of $23 million in each of the next two seasons and $25 million in 2016. The Yankees hold a $25 million option for 2017 with a $5 million buyout.He was 14-13 last year with a career-worst 4.78 ERA.Cano left Scott Boras last year for the new agency and agreed to a $240 million, 10-year deal with Seattle.last_img read more

Middletown’s Phil Murphy Runs For Governor

first_imgDemocrat To Focus On EconomyBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – It’s about a year-and-a-half away before New Jersey residents cast a vote for their next governor and probably quite a while before voters start thinking seriously about that election. But it isn’t too early to campaign and announce one’s candidacy, believes Monmouth County’s own Philip D. Murphy, who has thrown his hat into that ring.Businessman and former U.S. ambassador to Germany, Murphy, 58, a Middletown resident, and Democrat, who at the time of his announcement last week was the first declared Democratic candidate for the 2017 gubernatorial contest, a race to determine who will succeed two-term Republican Chris Christie.Despite the fact that the race is a long way away–and probably most people, if they’re thinking about politics at all, have their attention fixed on the presidential race escapades—Murphy and his family decided it was the opportune time to break out of the starting gate.“If we can in a small way get to a better debate, get the state back on its feet sooner rather than later,” Murphy said in an interview with The Two River Times this week about his announcement, “I want to be part of that.”Murphy has had a successful career in business, having worked for about 20 years for Goldman Sachs multinational investment banking firm, holding a number of positions with the company. Before ending his full-time career with the company’s management in 2003, Murphy headed up the company’s Frankfurt, Germany, operations as well as other high-placed spots level positions. He has also been active on a number of philanthropic and civic fronts, establishing with his wife, Tammy, a teen helpline called 2nd Floor, for 180 Turning Lives Around, an organization that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families, and working with other charitable organizations over the years; Murphy had been for a period the organization’s board president. He has also co-chaired Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future, a national task force studying public education; and Richard Codey, while serving as acting governor in 2005, selected Murphy to head up a task force looking at public service pensions and health benefits.Murphy hasn’t held elected office but has dabbled in national politics. He served as national finance chair for the Democratic National Committee under then-chairman Howard Dean (who, Murphy said, he considers a friend) from 2006 to 2009. According to his bio provided by the campaign, Murphy raised in the neighborhood of $300 million over that period for the national political party.Following his tenure with the DNC, President Barack Obama nominated Murphy to be the Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, and with the U.S. Senate’s approval, Murphy served in that posting from 2009 until 2013.Going forward with the campaign Murphy said, “The economy is ‘job one’ in this state.”He pointed out New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains high compared to the rest of the region (and higher as the national percentage); employment hasn’t recouped yet from 2007, prior to the “Great Recession”; New Jersey has one of the highest percentage of long term unemployed (more than six months) of any state; and, Murphy said, we lead the nation in “zombie foreclosures”—where homeowners have walked away from their properties.“Those are just the facts. I wish they weren’t but they are,” he said.With a background in the private sector, in international economies, of “What works, what doesn’t,” as well as an appreciation for the public sector’s ability, Murphy maintained he has the right stuff to create jobs and right the New Jersey ship after eight years of Christie.The next governor, Murphy is convinced, needs to be “prepared to make decisions based upon what’s best for the next generation,” as opposed to “what’s best for his or her next election.”“Too many, it seems on both sides of the aisle, just kick the can down the road, borrowing from our kids’ future to make up for the lack of discipline today,” he added. “We need a leader who says enough, stop, we’re not doing that anymore.”Murphy is the youngest of four kids, growing up in a working class family outside of Boston, Massachusetts. His family were loyal Democrats, where John and Robert Kennedy were revered. Those were his roots, the commitment to hard work and the belief that the Democratic Party is dedicated to helping all, especially the middle class improve their lives, which they believe benefits the whole country, Murphy maintained. “No matter how much success I’ve had in the private and public sector,” he said, “nothing has taken me off of that set.“That’s where I started and that’s where I remain.”The campaign is just getting under way but Murphy has begun the process of reaching out, attending events, working the phones to raise money and heighten his visibility.With no incumbent, before too much longer he’ll undoubtedly have announced competition for the party’s nomination. Other names purportedly considering testing the political waters are political warhorses state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, from Gloucester County; Union County’s Senator Raymond Lesniak (whose announcement he wouldn’t be running for re-election to the Senate is seen as precipitating his run for the governor’s office) and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, from Middlesex County. Also considering joining the fray on the Democratic side is Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who had also previously worked for Goldman Sachs.On the GOP side, Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown, in Burlington County, has expressed an interest in running, while Ocean County businessman Joseph Rudy Rullo has begun campaigning, establishing a Facebook page. And there is incumbent Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, apparently considering a bid for her boss’s job, as is state Senator Tom Kean Jr., who represents the 21st Legislative District in Morris County and is the son of Gov. Tom Kean.last_img read more

Train, Ferry Commuters Take Summer Disruption In Stride

first_imgBy John Burton  || As a NJ Transit commuter train left the Middletown station a couple of days after commuters had to address renovations at Penn Station, the train conductor offered a shrug and commented, “So far, so good.”For some taking NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line to work or for day trips, the sentiments expressed by the conductor who declined to give a name, seemed to sum it up.Donna Garvin, Middletown, was waiting for the train, which she takes to Newark, for her work. She’s grateful not to have to travel into Manhattan and will avoid some of those recent delays and disruptions. But she’s noticed a few things that are different, though minor, in her commute. “You know it’s been getting kind of busy,” more than usual, she said, suspecting other riders are taking alternative routes to work.“It is what it is. What are you going to do?” Margret Belletta of Middletown said with a shrug of her own, as she readied to make her way to work on the train.Some of these commuters observed that traffic has been light, chalking it up to that it’s mid-July and many people are probably on vacation, avoiding some of these issues.“I was wondering how it’s going to be,” after vacations, Garvin said.Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, which owns and operates the more-than-a-century old commuter rail hub, Penn Station, in midtown Manhattan, began its long-planned repair project on Monday, July 10.The project is intended to repair and upgrade infrastructure, such as some electrical and track work to the aging facility, which has been plagued by delays and other problems – regularly causing agita for harried travelers. The project is expected to take until early September, transportation officials announced, and is expected to cause delays to NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad, Amtrak and local subway service operated by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), while a number of tracks are out of service.The anticipated disruptions have caused some New York media outlets to hang the moniker “Summer of Hell” on the project.But as Edward Poplawski, a Red Bank resident awaiting the train at Red Bank’s commuter station, observed, “It’s not been terrible,” for his daily trek to work in New York. He has a theory, explaining, “There’s been so much news about it, I think people have found alternative routes.”Poplawski, too, did a little planning, preparing for what this could mean for his daily commute. “I’ve taken an earlier train to avoid some of it,” he said, observing there appeared to be fewer people or about the same and schedules have been pretty steady.“It’s been nothing out of the ordinary,” said Monmouth Beach resident Richard Coplan, waiting at the Red Bank stop. “In both directions. The same as usual.“I’ve had no disruptions,” Coplan said, adding “yet.”Work was taking Red Bank’s John Cusick into New York, not a normal occurrence for him. “When I realized I had to go in today I thought I would take a later train,” he said, “to avoid the rush crush.” And it appeared to be working so far, he observed, given the lighter than usual crowd at the rail station.Debbie Docs, Little Silver, too, was taking the later train, what she dubbed “the under-achievers train,” as opposed to the earlier ones dominated by New York-bound movers-and-shakers.“Throughout the system that seems to be the account,” that things are running relatively smoothly, said Nancy Snyder, a NJ Transit spokes- woman. And that, she continued, “is the result of weeks of preparation,” among NJ Transit and the other groups involved.In addition, “Most of our customers have done their homework mapping out their travel pattern,” she observed, giving them a leg up on the process.Some have opted for the ferry service. Regular NY Water ways rider Ed Schweitzer noticed the difference this week.As his 5:10 p.m. ferry docked at the Belford terminal Tuesday, streams of riders hurriedly made their way off and home. “There’s many, many riders,” Schweitzer said. And given that, “They’re doing the best they can,” he concluded, referring to the ferry company.The issue isn’t so much the ferry, but with the available parking around the terminal, due to the extra ridership. That has forced Schweitzer to leave his car at his Middletown home, relying on his wife to pick him up, he said.“There’s competition for the seats,” he has noticed on his two daily trips. Schweitzer said he’s been assured as a long- time customer (13 years, since the terminal opened) he would have his place on the boat. “I buy the 40-ride book (of tickets) every month,” he said. “So, I think that’s fair.”“Any business will be loyal to its customers,” confirmed Pat Smith, a spokesman for NY Waterways. “If we have a loyal NY Waterway customer we’ll take them first, over somebody who showed for the first time today.”But the company has taken additional steps to accommodate what Smith confirmed has been a bump in ridership. That has included contracting with NJ Transit by operating a specific ferry line, with two boats, from Hoboken to the 39th Street terminal intended for NJ Transit customers, with NY Waterways cross-honoring tickets. The ferry company has an additional boat “that can jump from different routes,” as needed, Smith said.“We’re dealing with all of it,” he said. “The point is to take everybody we can.”This article was first published in the July 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

HALO FARMS’ HOMEBRED DANZING CANDY CRUISES TO TWO LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES; SMITH & SISE TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:43.04

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–Halo Farms’ front-running Danzing Candy cruised to an impressive two length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Clifford Sise, the lightly raced Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy got 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.04 and picked up 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, assuring him of a berth in the Run for the Roses on May 7.“He warmed up great, he was on his toes,” said Smith. “Our game plan was to put him on the lead unless he didn’t jump out of there well. We didn’t want to experiment…I left there very aggressive and he didn’t get away with anything (slow fractions). If you go 22 on this track today, you’re smokin’. And for him to hold off the caliber of horses he held off, was very impressive.”Bred by Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms and owned by Halo Farms and Jim and Diane Bashor, Danzing Candy paid $13.00, $5.20 and $3.40. A maiden special weight winner two starts back on Dec. 26, Danzing Candy was a 5 ¾ length allowance winner here on Feb. 4 and thus picked up his third win from four starts. With the winner’s share of $240,000, he increased his earnings to $308,650.“I expected him to be on the lead,” said Sise. “We didn’t want to experiment in this race. Mike just said, ‘I’ll let him come out the first few jumps and if he’s there, he’s there. If somebody sends, he’ll sit second.“He (broke) much better today. He’s good now. We’ll stay for the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, $1 million at 1 1/8 miles April 9). He’s three for three on this track. Why would we change now? I don’t see any reason to, but you never know. You’ve got to leave that up to the owners.”Ridden by Gary Stevens, favored Mor Spirit appeared to get a bit rank around the Club House turn, but settled readily down the backside when next to last going past the half mile pole. With a cue from Stevens, he picked it up between horses around the far turn, rallied well, while within himself for second money and galloped out on terms with the winner past the wire.Off at 8-5 in a field of six Derby hopefuls, Mor Spirit paid $3.40 and $2.20.“I’m very happy, because he was way too keen in the early part of the race, he was really fresh…” said Stevens. “He was super sharp. As I was coming into the lane, I knew I wasn’t going to catch the winner, but I knew we had to get some (Kentucky Derby) points. I like where we’re sitting for the Santa Anita Derby. I lost a battle today, but I like our position. Bob (Baffert) was happy, so I’m happy…He’ll settle a little better for me in the Santa Anita Derby.Exaggerator, who is trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his brother, Kent, was content to lag early and picked it up in eye-catching fashion heading into the far turn as he skimmed the rail, but he flattened out late, finishing three quarters of length behind Mor Spirit.The second wagering choice at 2-1, Exaggerator paid $2.40 to show.With the winner getting 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, the second, third and fourth place finishers earned 20, 10 and five points respectively.Danzing Candy set fractions of 22.96, 46.11, 1:11.04 and 1:36.38 over a main track that although was listed as fast, had been dulled by heavy afternoon rains on Friday. 1-2-3 FINISHERS HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY ON APRIL 9last_img read more