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January 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPhoto: USDANEW YORK – State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal with a group of companies led by the nation’s largest drug distributors.A group of top state lawyers in October announced the framework for a deal that they said would be worth about $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services over time.Some state attorneys general and lawyers for local governments criticized it at the time. They’re speaking up anew as the push continues to reach a deal, with a trial over opioids scheduled to start next month in New York .In a statement Friday, Patrick Morrisey, the attorney general in West Virginia, one of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis, said the $22 billion in cash being offered by distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson plus drugmaker Johnson & Johnson “is way too low.” Under terms previously announced, Teva Pharmaceuticals would also provide a free addiction treatment drug, and the other companies would distribute it.Morrisey also said that the money would not be allocated fairly under the plan as it stood because states’ shares would be based too much on population and not enough on the impact of the crisis.“When addressing a national public health crisis, a global settlement shouldn’t be about a pure money grab for the states,” he said. “Monies should be targeted to those who need it most and spent on abatement.”His statement showed that at least some attorneys general remain resolute not to accept the offer a week after 21 of them signed a letter saying they opposed the deal as offered.Lead lawyers for more than 2,500 local governments suing the drug industry said Friday that the companies have offered an additional $1.2 billion in cash over 18 years. The lawyers said that’s not enough: “Concerns remain that the total value being proposed is not adequate nor does it provide any degree of assurance that resources will reach communities.”The attorneys general from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas who championed the settlement in October said it was better to have a national deal than see money go out piecemeal — while it lasts — through trial judgments.Prescription and illicit painkillers have been linked to more than 430,000 deaths in the U.S. in the past two decades, and they’ve created financial burdens for families who have lost incomes and governments who have seen public service expenses rise as they’ve tried to deal with the crisis.The offices of several attorneys general who have supported the deal have declined comment or not returned messages.The companies also did not respond to messages or did not comment on Friday night.Earlier in the week, McKesson said in a statement that it was trying to finalize a settlement settlement “that would serve as the best path forward to provide billions of dollars in immediate funding and relief to states and local communities.” 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

January 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Additional cast members include Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and Nami Yamamoto. The Oldest Boy In The Oldest Boy, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman (Keenan-Bolger) and a Tibetan man (de la Fuente), is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love when two monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master. His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep him home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014 Three-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger will star in the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy at Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Rebecca Taichman, the off-Broadway play will begin previews on October 9 prior to a November 3 opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.center_img Related Shows Keenan-Bolger recently earned her third Tony nomination for her performance in The Glass Menagerie. She garnered additional nods for Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She also appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables. Abuba has appeared on Broadway in Pacific Overtures, Loose Ends, Zoya’s Apartment and Shimada. De la Fuente’s stage credits include Hold These Truths and Round and Round. Dorjee has appeared on screen in Himalaya. Kitamura’s theater credits include Gekiryu and The Red Shadow. Saito has appeared on Broadway in shows including Flower Drum Song, Golden Child and The King and I and in films including Life of Pi and Pearl Harbor. Schneider’s stage credits include The Architecture of Becoming and House of No More. Yamamoto has appeared in numerous dance performances, including Headless Wolf and the last word was PAPIREPOSE. View Commentslast_img read more

January 18, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe sequel to the longest-running show on the Great White Way will finally land in the U.S.! has confirmed that Love Never Dies, the follow-up to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, will tour North America in the 2017-18 season. The production is based on the Australian reworked incarnation of the musical, directed by Simon Phillips, which was later filmed and will bow in Hamburg, Germany, this fall.”There is no official announcement at this time, but after the success of the show in Sydney and Melbourne and subsequent DVD, Andrew Lloyd Webber is delighted by the interest and looks forward to American audiences seeing this Australian production,” said a spokesperson for the composer in a statement.Love Never Dies follows the Phantom to Coney Island, New York, where he begins a new life among the side shows, but still pines over Christine. When the Phantom lures Christine and her family across the world, their love story continues. The tuner features music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Lloyd Webber, Slater and Ben Elton, and additional lyrics by Charles Hart.The original West End production of Love Never Dies opened in March 2010, directed by Jack O’Brien and starring Broadway faves Les Miz’s Ramin Karimloo and It Shoulda Been You’s Sierra Boggess. The show closed after a year’s run and Main Stem plans were officially scrapped, although Lloyd Webber later said he was “sure” the subsequent revamped Australian version would hit the Great White Way.Watch’s exclusive interview with Lloyd Webber and Phillips below, as they discuss the 2014 Japanese production. View Commentslast_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTopics : A baby was among seven people who died as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads, authorities said Sunday.The eight-month-old baby was found dead in a house in the village of Politika on Sunday, said a spokesman for firefighters involved in rescue efforts. The baby’s parents were unharmed.Hours earlier, a man and woman in their 80s were found unconscious by firefighters in two houses in the same village, the spokesman said. They were confirmed as dead at the hospital. The ANA news agency said a helicopter had spotted the missing woman, who had been swept away by the floodwaters from her home in Bourtsi.Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis voiced his “profound pain for the loss of lives” and said he would visit Evia, Greece’s second largest island after Crete, on Monday. ‘A nightmare’ Torrents of water blocked roads in the west of Evia, which lies about 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Athens. Some tourists were unable to leave one campsite on the island, ANA reported.”We are experiencing a nightmare, we are using every possible means” to combat the floods, said Ana Fanis Spanos, a lawmaker from the central Greece region.Storm Thalia battered several regions of mainland Greece Saturday, though the weather was improving on Sunday.Hundreds of homes were flooded in Politika and several surrounding villages. Blocked roads prevented fire trucks from reaching the affected sites.Two rivers burst their banks and filled roads with mud, local authorities said. The ground floors of many houses were flooded.Manos Anastasiou, a hotel employee in Politika, told AFP how astonished he was at seeing so much rain in such a short time.”I’m 51 years old and it’s the first time I have seen something like this,” Anastasiou said.About 100 firefighters and two helicopters as well as the coastguard were deployed to rescue those trapped.Deputy minister for civil protection Nikos Hardalias, who visited Politika Sunday morning, said more than 350 millimeters (13.8 inches) of rain fell in six hours. “Everything happened so suddenly. It’s a disaster,” he said while expressing concern about climate change.Flooded homes are a frequent occurrence in Greece due to a lack of adequate controls over construction and planning.In November 2017, floods killed 24 people in Mandra, a village in an industrial region 30 kilometers west of Athens. Torrents of mud poured down over thousands of buildings, homes, shops and factories. Two other people who died, a 74-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman, were from the village of Bourtsi, the ANA news agency reported.The five dead were among an earlier official toll, which also listed one person as missing, following torrential rains late Saturday and early Sunday.In a new toll, firefighters said seven people had died — but gave no immediate details of who they were — and that one person remained missing.One woman was found after being reported missing.last_img read more

October 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Sep 2020 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link787Shares West Ham are preparing a move for Arsenal’s Rob Holding (Getty Images)West Ham are planning a £5 million bid to sign Rob Holding on loan from Arsenal, according to reports.The 24-year-old started at the heart of Arsenal’s defence for their Premier League opener on Saturday as the Gunners sealed a 3-0 win over Fulham.Holding has already attracted from Newcastle United this summer but Arsenal pulled the plug on his loan move to St James’ Park earlier this month.But according to The Sun, West Ham are planning to better Newcastle’s proposal by offering Arsenal a £5m fee to sign Holding on loan for the remainder of the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report also claims that West Ham are willing to cover Holding’s wages, which would then free up space for Arsenal to make new signings.West Ham have submitted a £30m bid for James Tarkowski but Burnley are holding out for a £50m fee. Comment West Ham plan £5m bid to sign Rob Holding on loan from Arsenal Rob Holding helped Arsenal keep a clean sheet in their win over Fulham (Getty Images)Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta said after Arsenal’s win over Fulham that he plans to keep Holding at the club this season.‘I said to him, change your mind because you are not going anywhere,’ Arteta told BT Sport.‘Now why would I have to let him go? You are already playing so what else do you want?’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShell will also incorporate a link between energy transition and long-term executive remuneration as part of its revised remuneration policy, engaging with shareholders and other relevant stakeholders. This will be subject to a shareholder vote at the 2020 annual general meeting.Other commitments include:Publication of an annual update on Shell’s progress towards lowering its carbon footprint;Third-party assessments of its net carbon footprint to be published on its website;A five-yearly review of updated “nationally determined contributions” and other developments, to calibrate its own pace of change in line with society;A review of Shell’s memberships of trade associations to assess alignment with its stated positions, to be published in the first quarter of 2019.Adam Matthews, director of ethics and engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board and co-lead of the investors’ dialogue with Shell, said: “This joint statement is the first of its kind, sets a benchmark for the rest of the oil and gas sector, and shows the benefit of engagement – aligning institutional investors’ long-term interests with Shell’s desire to be at the forefront of the energy transition.”He added that investors would be able to track Shell’s performance through the Transition Pathway Initiative, an independent academic tool hosted by the London School of Economics, which assesses companies’ preparedness for transition to low-carbon economy. Last year , Church Commissioners for England succeeded in lobbying ExxonMobil to provide information to shareholders on “energy demand sensitivities, implications of 2ºC scenarios, and positioning for a lower-carbon future”.The resolution – which called on the company to report on how its portfolio of reserves and resources would be affected by efforts to limit the average rise in global temperatures – was passed by shareholders in defiance of the ExxonMobil board’s recommendation to vote against. A similar resolution was defeated in 2016. In a groundbreaking joint statement with investors, the company said it would start setting specific targets for shorter-term periods – three or five years – to be set each year. This process would run from 2020 to 2050, the statement said.The proposals are subject to shareholder approval.center_img Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to set short-term targets to reduce the net carbon footprint of its energy products and link them to executive remuneration, after years of investor pressure.The plans were developed with institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+, the global investor initiative with members running more than $32trn (€28.2trn) in assets under management.Investor engagement was led by asset manager Robeco and the Church of England Pensions Board, and included representatives of Eumedion – the Dutch platform for institutional investors – and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. Other active participants were Dutch pension manager APG, the Environment Agency Pension Fund and the Universities Superannuation Scheme.Shell had previously stated a long-term ambition to reduce its net carbon by about 20% by 2035, and around half by 2050.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAustralian engineering company WorleyParsons has been awarded a frame agreement for engineering and construction (E&C) services and an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in the UK with ConocoPhillips.Under the first contract, WorleyParsons will provide E&C services to assets in the central and southern North Sea, the company said on Wednesday.Under the second contract, WorleyParsons said it will provide EPC services, including pre-commissioning and commissioning, for a subsea tieback project to an existing platform.The services for both contracts will be provided from WorleyParsons’ UK Integrated Solutions’ Aberdeen office.“We are delighted to continue our long-term relationship with ConocoPhillips in the ongoing development and support of their North Sea assets,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WorleyParsons.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img“Gasunie is already working hard to accelerate the energy transition, including several hydrogen pilots on land, and have the necessary knowledge and experience with electrolysis in-house,” Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, said. The PosHYdon pilot is an initiative of Nexstep, the Dutch association for decommissioning and reuse, and TNO, the Dutch organisation for applied scientific research, in collaboration with the industry. The PosHYdon pilot project will involve the installation of a hydrogen-producing plant on the Neptune-operated Q13a platform. Han Fennema, CEO of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, said: “The Netherlands is in a strong position to lead the transition to a hydrogen economy. We have the North Sea for the production of wind and gas, the ports as logistics hubs, the industrial clusters that want to switch to green molecules and excellent infrastructure for transport and storage.” The Q13a platform. Source: Neptune Energy The Q13a is the first fully electrified platform in the Dutch North Sea, located approximately 13 kilometres off the coast of Scheveningen. Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has joined the PosHYdon pilot, a project that aims to integrate three energy systems in the Dutch North Sea: offshore wind, offshore gas, and offshore hydrogen.center_img Other companies involved in the project include Neptune Energy, TAQA, EBN B.V., NAM, NOGAT B.V., and Noordgastransport B.V. Electricity generated by offshore wind turbines will be used to power the hydrogen plant on the Q13a platform, converting seawater into demineralized water, then into hydrogen via electrolysis. The aim of the pilot is to gain experience in integrating working energy systems at sea and the production of hydrogen in an offshore environment, Neptune Energy said. ”The wind energy can be used to generate hydrogen, then transport onshore along with natural gas via the existing large pipelines of NOGAT and Noordgastransport for customers in industry, the transport sector and for Dutch homes. PosHYdon is key to accelerating this,” de Groot said. De Groot pointed out that the Netherlands is in a special position due to its extensive gas infrastructure network and the abundance of wind in the Dutch North Sea. “Now these two worlds onshore and offshore are literally connected in terms of infrastructure. The pipelines and infrastructure at sea of ​​NOGAT and Noordgastransport are already suitable for hydrogen and that is good news as offshore production will continue to be crucial to meet Dutch energy demand.”last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme. A total of 1,870 people, including players and coaching staff, were tested as they entered a safe “bubble” designed to prevent infections. All were negative, the CSL said. Players will be tested for coronavirus once a week during the delayed and revamped season, Xinhua news agency said. The 16 teams have been split into two groups, one based in the northeastern city of Dalian and the other in Suzhou, near Shanghai, as part of coronavirus safety measures. All players, staff and officials are housed at a single hotel in each host city and are not allowed to see their families for the first two months.Advertisement Read Also: AC Milan hand Pioli two-year contract extension Wuhan Zall, the club from the original epicentre of the epidemic, play newly promoted Qingdao Huanghai later Saturday in Suzhou. All matches will be behind closed doors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The season, which was supposed to begin in February before the pandemic struck, will launch with Fabio Cannavaro’s champions Guangzhou Evergrande playing FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua in Dalian. Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movieslast_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Press Association But they held out for a triumph that sees them rise to 18th in the table, below 17th-placed Leicester on goal difference alone. Meanwhile, Stoke – also beaten at home by Leicester and Aston Villa this term – drop a place to 10th. Dyche had stressed after the Hull win the importance of building on that result, and it certainly seemed those words had been absorbed by his players in the opening stages here as the visitors raced into a two-goal lead. On an individual level, those strikes also marked a continuation of momentum for Ings, who had netted twice for England Under-21s at his home ground Turf Moor during the international break. But it was notable as well, as Burnley’s top-scorer from their 2013/14 promotion campaign notched his second and third goals for them this term, that Stoke – without injured duo Marc Wilson and Erik Pieters in defence – had provided him with a significant helping hand for each goal. First, Pieters’ replacement Marc Muniesa lost the ball and in the move that followed, Asmir Begovic’s parry from Ashley Barnes’ cross teed Ings up nicely for a slotted finish. Then, just over a minute and a half later, Burnley’s former Stoke man Michael Kightly got the better of Phil Bardsley and had the space to burst forward down the left and cross to an unmarked Ings, who once again despatched the chance. With the away support going wild, George Boyd looked to add another goal, sending an attempt from outside the box into Begovic’s arms. Stoke then began to get into the game, with the lively Bojan Krkic having a shot deflect wide. Soon after, the Spaniard provided the delivery which Walters converted with a diving header, goalkeeper Tom Heaton getting a hand to the effort but unable to keep it out. Victor Moses – he of the recent diving “cheat” accusations from Swansea boss Garry Monk – then had penalty claims waved away after going down in the box in a questionable-looking manner, before curling in a shot that Heaton palmed away. Stoke’s quest for an equaliser continued after the break as Moses skewed wide, Mame Biram Diouf just failed to meet a delightful Bojan cross properly with his head, and referee Martin Atkinson dismissed Potters claims that Kieran Trippier had handballed in the box. Moses then departed the field clutching his thigh, Marko Arnautovic coming on in his place, before Steven Nzonzi sent the ball over Heaton’s bar from a cut-back to the edge of the area. While Mark Hughes looked convinced Burnley were taking every opportunity to eat up more minutes, he will also have been frustrated by his own side’s further exertions not yielding a goal, with a couple of attempts from substitute Charlie Adam proving unsuccessful. The Clarets held firm with some brave defending and might have even scored a third goal during the closing stages as Begovic denied substitute Lukas Jutkiewicz. The Burnley goal was still not out of danger, with Begovic joining the action at that end and passing up the last real opportunity of note, heading off-target from a corner. Sean Dyche’s men had claimed their first victory of the season in their last outing by defeating Hull 1-0 at home, and they looked determined from the off to add three more points at the Britannia Stadium, with striker Ings taking advantage of sloppy play from the Potters to tuck in from close range in the 12th and 13th minutes. Jonathan Walters pulled a goal back for the home side in the 32nd minute and Burnley had to withstand plenty of pressure as the game continued. Burnley’s resurgence continued as a quickfire brace early on from Danny Ings secured a 2-1 win at Stoke that took the Clarets off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table.last_img read more