Medication Take-Back Bins Installed at Pasadena Vons Locations

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News A drug take-back bin. Photo provided by the California Product Stewardship CouncilIn response to the nation’s growing opioid crisis, a state agency has partnered with an advocacy group to install 240 free drug take-back bins across the state, including two in California, representatives announced last week.The two Pasadena collection bins are both located at Vons Pharmacy locations, 155 W. California Blvd. and 2355 E. Colorado Blvd., according to the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC).Both locations can accept both controlled and noncontrolled drugs, according to the organization.Items that cannot be accepted, however, include illegal drugs, needles or medical sharps, iodine-containing medications, radiopharmaceuticals, chemotherapy or cytotoxic medications, thermometers and business medical waste.The project results from a partnership between the CPSC and the California Department of Health Care Services.“The program helps to combat the opioid crisis and reduces the misuse of medications by providing options to the public to safely dispose of their unwanted medicines,” according to a CPSC statement. “The program is designed and administered by CPSC, a leading expert in safe medicine collection, funded through a $3 million grant awarded to CPSC by DHCS.”The bins are meant to be one piece in the fight against opioid addiction, as well as keep the substances out of the environment.“Through this program, Californians all over the state will now have greater access to convenient, safe and environmentally friendly options to dispose of unwanted and potentially harmful medications,” said CPSC Executive Director Doug Kobold.“By expanding public access to these bins at convenient locations, the program will help to combat the statewide opioid crisis and protect water quality,” he added. “Bin hosts have been screened to ensure that the bins are placed in locations with priority given to communities with the greatest need. The medication bins are a win for the health of our California communities and the environment.”A list of drug take-back bin locations, as well as an application to host a collection bin, is available at takebackdrugs.org. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Public Safety Medication Take-Back Bins Installed at Pasadena Vons Locations By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 | 4:05 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Snow chaos

first_imgTwitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsSnow chaosBy Bernie English – January 14, 2015 771 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSdrivingfeaturedlimerickroadssnowweather Print SNOW was causing havoc on Limerick’s roads this Wednesday with overnight falls making driving treacherous.The icy conditions are being blamed for a number of early morning incidents. Emergency services were called to a collision on the M7 near the Tipperary exit, where atruck and two cars collided around 7.30am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Barna, just outside Newcastle West had some of the worst conditions, with two trucks having to be abandoned.There was a minor collision involving a truck on the Killarney side of Abbeyfeale around 6am on Wednesday morning. The driver was not seriously injured.A car was involved in a crash around 7am on the road between Boher and Cappamore. There were no serious injuries.Many areas of neighbouring Clare were under a heavy blanket of snow also, making driving conditions treacherous.And the town of Killaloe, Sixmilebridge, Tulla and Lahinch and surrounding areas were with power from late on Tuesday night. There were up to 800 homes affected. Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleSnow jokeNext articleLimerick to host Gay Games conference Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

For Houses, Being Green Is Easier Than You Think

first_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago For Houses, Being Green Is Easier Than You Think About Author: David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News An April 2018 membership survey by the National Association of Realtors found that 71 percent of those surveyed felt that the promotion of energy efficiency in their listings was either somewhat or very valuable. However, do eco-friendly features in a home guarantee a higher price point? Not necessarily, according to a recent analysis by Realtor.com.To determine if greener homes typically necessitate a higher price, Realtor.com examined current listings in the top 200 U.S. metros, looking for eco-friendly amenities such as solar panels, smart thermostats, or bamboo floors. From there, they attempted to determine whether these green features consistently corresponded with higher prices for the homes involved. So, what did they find?”Although Southern and Western states still lead the way in green technology adoption, eco-friendly features have grown in popularity across many regions of the United States,” said Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research for Realtor.com. “Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream. However, in today’s inventory-starved market, location still reigns supreme and the price of land can easily override the allure of special eco-friendly features.”Fort Collins, Colorado, was the metro most with the most homes featuring eco-friendly features as of the time of Realtor.com’s survey. The Fort Collins area boasted green features in 36 percent of its April 2018 listings. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, California metros were close behind with 35 percent of their April listings featuring eco-friendly amenities.Within these top three markets, the relationship between green features and price point was by no means consistent. Realtor.com found that “green” home were going for essentially the median home price in Fort Collins. In Dallas, green features would bump the home price up by around four percent. In Sunnyvale/San Jose/Santa Clara, some of the green homes were actually selling for five percent below the median home price. Realtor does point out that California’s high median home price should be factored into this analysis, however.Tulsa, Oklahoma, featured the highest premium for green features among the top 10 “green” metros—homebuyers could expect to pay as much as 19 percent more to nab that solar-powered dream home. In Salinas, California, however, Realtor.com found green listings available at 14 percent below the median home price.To read the full report on green homes and affordability, click here. eco-friendly green homes Home Prices sustainability 2018-05-03 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / For Houses, Being Green Is Easier Than You Think Related Articles  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img May 3, 2018 1,595 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: eco-friendly green homes Home Prices sustainability Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Nationstar Reports Strong Servicing Performance Next: Industry Icon Robert Klein Passes Away at 65 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Little extra’

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaIf at first you don’t succeed, try more water and fertilizer.That seems to have worked for Melissa Tritt and her brotherCharles, who finished first and third in the 2004 Georgia 4-HPumpkin Growing Contest.The 15-year-old Lumpkin County ninth-grader’s winning pumpkinsagged the scales at 350 pounds while Charles’ third-placepumpkin weighed in at 300. Charlsie Thomas, a White County4-H’er, had the second-place pumpkin at 323 pounds.”We’ve grown pumpkins for the contest for three years now,”Melissa said. “The biggest one we’ve had until now was a92-pounder last year.”Big differenceWhere did they find the 258 extra pounds?”We just learned more about pumpkins every year,” she said. “Weplanted them differently and just did a little extra this year.”The “little extra” included planting at the highest point in thefamily garden, layering an extra-deep planting hole with pottingsoil and fertilizer and providing trickle irrigation.Plenty of water and fertilizer are half the battle in growinggiant pumpkins, said George Boyhan, a horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia Extension Service.The keys”The main thing is to select a single flower fairly early in theseason and pick off all the others on the vine,” Boyhan said.Combining that, he said, with three other keys — selecting theright variety and providing plenty of water and fertilizer –provides the best chance of growing a truly giant pumpkin.The Tritts, who live on a family farm with their parents Prestonand Linda, must have found the combination.”These are the biggest pumpkins we’ve had in recent history,”said Jeff Buckley, the state 4-H program assistant whocoordinates the contest.Little big pumpkinFor the record, a 350-pound pumpkin is a baby jack-o’-lantern incooler climates. The world record, grown in Oregon, was 1,385pounds. But in Georgia, a 350-pounder is impressive.Weather conditions aren’t kind to pumpkin growers in Georgia,Boyhan said. In south Georgia, the hot, humid summers makedisease pressures almost unbearable. Of the top 25 pumpkins inthis year’s contest, 21 were grown in north Georgia.The 45 pumpkins entered in the 2004 contest averaged 81.8 pounds,Buckley said. The top 10 averaged 190.5 pounds.PrizesMelissa’s giant brought her the first-place prize of $100. Secondplace was worth $50 and third place $25. Everyone who enteredthis year’s contest got T-shirts, provided by the Georgia Fruitand Vegetable Growers Association.The contest is limited to 4-H members. But that includes morethan 180,000 school-age youths in Georgia.Growing giant pumpkins isn’t for impatient people, though. Ittakes a long time to get from a little seed to the great pumpkin– 130 days for Atlantic Giant, which accounted for nine of the10 biggest pumpkins this year.”We didn’t know they would be really big until about a monthbefore we picked them,” Melissa said. “We knew they were going tobe big then, but we didn’t know how big. We were hoping andpraying they would reach 300 pounds.”A proven variety, plenty of fertilizer and water, a singleflower, hope and prayer — evidently, it’s a potent formula.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Michael Lohan Answers Call To Help Fight Addiction

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Michael Lohan was driving home to Laurel Hollow when his car left the road and struck a utility pole on Feb. 19, 2005. Lohan, alone in the car, got out before it burst into flames.Police charged him with driving while intoxicated and without a license. The father of actress Lindsay Lohan served 21 months in prison for the DWI — the latest in a series of drug-and alcohol-related scrapes with the law for the native Nassau County resident.Lohan says that he had an epiphany after the crash. And since then, he’s had a calling to help those suffering from substance addiction.“I saw what it did to my family and to so many people we knew,” Lohan tells the Press. “The accident was a life-changing event for me. I felt a calling from God.”After prison, he went to work for Long Island Teen Challenge, a faith-based addiction recovery center in West Babylon. There he worked under pastor Jimmy Jack, whom he considers his mentor. Lohan says he was also inspired by Lindsay, who had her own troubles with drugs and alcohol and later became involved with actress Jamie Lee Curtis in a California-based crisis line for troubled teenagers called Teen Line.Today, Michael Lohan — sober for 12 years — splits his time between Laurel Hollow and Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife and two young sons. His life is dedicated to raising awareness about the current opioid epidemic.A CALLING FROM GODIn 2012, he opened his first rehab, Dream Recovery International in Florida, where clients were offered luxurious amenities and daily one-on-one therapy. But Lohan says he saw that people were still relapsing after treatment.He decided to sell his interest in the center and go out to study the industry. He spent two years researching evidence-based therapies for addiction that have long-term success. He now believes he’s found some of the treatments needed for profound and lasting results.He and his new partners have teamed up with medical professionals to perfect a medical-neurological detoxification protocol they believe quickly and effectively repairs the brain of substance abusers and heals them from the disease of addiction.“We’ve had tremendous success with this treatment model,” Lohan says. “In a week or two, we’re doing for our patients what a year of being abstinent will do.”10 DAYS TO DETOXThe individualized detoxification protocol involves approximately 10 days of IV NAD vitamin infusions, plus neurotherapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy for trauma, and brain mapping before and after treatment.Research shows that NAD — a coenzyme form of vitamin B3 — eases the discomfort of withdrawal, reduces cravings and significantly speeds up the detox process without the use of traditional detox medications. NAD is said to replenish and repair cells throughout the body and restore and normalize neurons in the brain damaged by substance abuse.“It brings the person back to a state of being clean, like they would be after a year of treatment,” Lohan says. “This is a neurological disease, so we’re approaching it from a medical and neurological standpoint. But, it’s also a spiritual disease. I can’t forget how important God is in this.”“We just had a woman who came to us, having been on a litany of drugs — some since 1992,” Lohan recalls. “In three days, she had no cravings. In five days, no withdrawal symptoms. By day eight, she felt great and was ready to hit the gym!”Lohan says the patient left the facility “off all the meds she came in on” and that after just six days of NAD and four neurofeedback sessions, her repeat brain map was 52 percent improved.”As proof, he videotaped the patient talking about her experience. (See the video below.) And he gave this reporter a copy of the brain scans.Dr. Kevin Greene, medical director and owner of Bell Eve Addiction Specialists in Cocoa, Fl. and Optimal Wellness Center in Cheshire, Conn. is a certified provider of the Brain Restoration Plus NAD treatment who backs Lohan’s assessment.“NAD is the miracle molecule backed by scientific research,” Dr. Greene says. “I have seen lives transform before my eyes over a 10-day course of infusion.”“Withdrawal symptoms are minimal and cravings disappear due to NAD bathing the brain’s receptors in a continuous pool of natural and highly therapeutic coenzymes,” Greene continues. “When combined with psychological and spiritual counseling, and individual and group therapy, patients are now able to make lifelong recoveries.”Lohan adds: “This (treatment) is rewiring brain chemistry, and correcting it at the same time.”last_img read more

CIS Controls, the building blocks of organizational cybersecurity

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The list of this century’s biggest data breaches, which have exposed more than 4.99 billion records, reads like a corporate who’s who: Yahoo, eBay, Equifax, Heartland Payment Systems, Target, TJX Companies and JPMorgan Chase all made the top ten. Equally disturbing is the fact that eight of the top 10 occurred within the last five years.This begs the question: are we getting any better at protecting our organizations from cyberattacks? HelpNetSecurity answers with a resounding “no”: “Organizations are not where they need to be when it comes to protecting their online ecosystems against attacks and the reality of the situation is troubling.”But there is good news; it is possible to significantly reduce your risk of cyberattack. Using the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls as a framework, organizations can build and maintain a strong cybersecurity posture, even with budget and resource limitations. These controls, considered the gold standard, are purposefully designed to be both user—and budget—friendly.last_img read more