Monthly archives "September 2016"

Former Chancellor Katehi Leaving House Could Cost UC Davis

Once Linda P.B. Katehi decides to leave the residence of the UC Davis Chancellor along with all her furniture, the university has no choice but to get new replacement for the chairs, sofas and all furnishings needed for the big space dedicated to the public area which is used to entertain visitors. The amount could reach up to tens of thousands in dollars.

According to Dana Topousis, the spokeswoman for UC Davis, a year after moving into The Residence, Katehi decided to give away the furnishings and surpluses some which are owned by the university way back in 2010. The Residence is known to have a house area of 7,779 square foot.

Based on a statement by the former administrator of the university, she decided to replace all of the furniture inside the public area which is around 4,920 square foot with her own furnishings.

It was only last month when Katehi decided to resign from her post because of the pressure she is receiving from the President of the University of California, Janet Napolitano. The president issued a suspension to Katehi last April and already preparing to last month to present the outcome of the investigations to the regents of UC. Katehi needs to leave the residence of the chancellor before or on October 31.

The Residence is a house that adapted a ranch-style located in a tony neighborhood that is close to the campus. It is used in various functions both private and public. It has also served a lot of receptions, performances, donor cultivation, distinguished speakers, meetings, and appreciation dinners and alumni gatherings.

The furniture that is used to house in the public area was bought by The Ryerson Society back in 1998 which cost $185,000. This is according to Larry Vanderhoef who is the late former chancellor. This piece of information is written in his book called Indelibly Davis. It was Katehi who decided to relocate the furniture, give away and donate some. She replaced it with her own furniture and it is still unsure whether she will bring with her all the furniture she has moved in with.
For new homeowners, it is important to purchase Quality Home Furniture that will last a long time.

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The Costs To Society Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction

A freedom of information request was forwarded to Wolverhampton Council to determine whether there is enough to help the drug and alcohol addicts in the city. The request revealed that £15,240,224 was spent to provide help to the city since 2013 with another £5 million to be spent this year. According to a spokesman of the council, the costs of drug and alcohol addiction to society are about £15.4 billion annually.

When drug dependents are treated, their health and wellbeing is improved and crime in the community is reduced. The safety of communities is compromised when the users of heroin and crack are not treated because they commit crimes that cost an average of £26,000 annually. Early intervention is a better option because of the greater benefits. Based on estimations, for every £1 spent on drug treatment, society saves £2.50. Why so?

According to Sunny Dhadley of Wolverhampton Service User Team, when charity receives a small amount of cash, it goes a long way in treating drug dependents. However, if the central government does not make the effort to change its usual methods in the way things are done, fewer people will be helped. This does not necessarily mean that more money is required to help people.
Last year, the charity was able to help 953 people with addictions. They direct people to the treatment centers and provide them assistance in searching for accommodations. What needs to applied in helping drug dependents is a more personal approach because drug and alcohol addiction cannot always be treated in isolation.

There are many reasons why people fall to addiction from poverty, criminality, mixing with the wrong crowd and events that they cannot cope with. The goal should be to find the real reason behind the addiction in order to apply the best possible treatment.

At Passages Malibu, it was discovered that the one-on-one approach for drug dependents is most effective. There are 21 different types of treatments which care customized to meet the requirements of the patient. A team of professionals work with every patient to ensure that the patient will be able to return to society as a respectable and trustworthy human being.

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