Canada legalises recreational marijuana

first_imgRadio NZ News 20 June 2018Family First Comment: Note that medical use has been legal since 2001 in Canada. So this highlights what the ultimate aim is for dope campaigners.www.saynopetodope.nzCanada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide.The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold.Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September.The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug’s recreational use.Cannabis possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001.The bill is likely to receive Royal Assent this week, and the government will then choose an official date when the law will come into force.It is expected to give the provinces and territories, as well as municipalities, eight to 12 weeks to set up the new marijuana marketplace.READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/359464/canada-legalises-recreational-marijuanaKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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National Leptospirosis Committee seeking services from expert

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews National Leptospirosis Committee seeking services from expert by: – May 27, 2011 Mr. Anthony Scotland. Photo credit: GIS NewsA Leptospirosis expert could soon be in Dominica as the fight to eliminate the spread of the disease continues.Head of the Environmental Health Department and the National Leptospirosis Committee Anthony Scotland says the committee is now seeking the services of an expert.Leptospirosis specialist to assist Dominica in reviewing the situation and to chat the way forward.“We met again to review the plan and we decide that there were gaps in education of the disease. The expert will conduct a research on the disease and we will also contact the Pan American Health Organization in that regard,” he said.There are currently over a dozen reported cases of the disease and two confirmed death, since the announcement of the outbreak.Authorities are still awaiting the results of two suspected deaths of the disease.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Henderson wary of Silviniaco threat

first_img The pair went toe-to-toe in the blue riband last term but the Paul Nicholls-trained Silviniaco Conti crashed out three fences from home when seemingly primed to challenge. He tasted defeat on his return at Haydock this year but following his King George triumph at Christmas, Henderson expects him to be the main rival to Bobs Worth. “He’s a Denman/Kicking King-type model – he’s a big beast.” Last Instalment may be rated as a major danger, but a late decision on his participation will be made as he must have some give in the ground. “They watered on Wednesday night and the fog on Thursday morning will all help keep the moisture in,” said trainer Philip Fenton. “We are keen to run, we want to run, but we’ll do what is best for the horse. I imagine we’ll make a decision around 11.30am on Friday. “Thankfully his form picked up from where he left off two years ago and he’s as good as ever.” Should Last Instalment not run, owners Gigginstown House Stud will still have a representative in First Lieutenant, who chased home Bobs Worth in the Lexus. Mouse Morris believes that run gives his charge solid place claims as he tackles the Gold Cup trip for the first time having finished second in the Ryanair at the 2013 Festival. He said: “He has some good form in the book on his day and if Bobs Worth has a chance, we have an each-way chance. “The trip won’t be a problem – that’s not a question mark in my mind. “It might be he’s not quite good enough, but he deserves to have a crack at the race.” Lyreen Legend was just touched off by Lord Windermere in the RSA Chase 12 months ago and his trainer Dessie Hughes could do with a change of luck after the fatal fall of Our Conor in the Champion Hurdle. Hughes said: “He’s only had two runs for one reason and another. “He was very near the other horses and I think he’s entitled to take his chance. “There’s not a lot between five or six of them so hopefully we’ll be in the mix.” Lord Windermere has been slightly disappointing this season but trainer Jim Culloty is hoping a return to Cheltenham sparks him back to life. “I am happy with Lord Windermere and he likes Cheltenham,” said Culloty. “I wish I was going to Cheltenham with a better run under his belt but for various reasons things have just not gone right for him this season. “There is nothing wrong with him and he is going to Cheltenham in good old form.” Nicky Henderson believes Silviniaco Conti is the major obstacle in Bobs Worth’s defence of his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup title. He told Racing UK: “Bobs Worth was the best horse last year. Silviniaco Conti did fall when you would have to say he would have been first or second. “He’s (Silviniaco Conti) been in great form this year, so he would almost certainly be the horse I’d be the most frightened of and I think the one plus we do have is that the Cheltenham hill plays to Bobs strengths and he loves it.” Bobs Worth was initially disappointing on his seasonal bow at Haydock but roared back to form with victory in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. He will have a fresh adversary in Irish Hennessy winner Last Instalment this time and jockey Barry Geraghty is wary of the threat he poses to Bobs Worth. “I was fairly confident we’d see more of Bobs Worth’s old self at Leopardstown and he was good,” said Geraghty. “He seems well at home, he’s worked great and I’d be fairly hopeful. “He (Last Instalment) has obviously been held up with injury, but I love the horse and I’d be very fearful of him. “He jumps, he travels and he’s a big, strong horse. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Comeback Kings United Dare City at Etihad

first_imgMourinho says his Manchester United team are ‘growing up’ but admits they need to start scoring first in more games.He said: “If we keep conceding goals before the opponent, it will arrive the day where we cannot come back. So, we have to make sure we grow up not just in our approach – because I think that is clear that the team is growing up.“But also we have to grow up in our compactness and to start matches well. Which, I have to say against Juventus, happened.”Pep Guardiola will be wary of United’s resilience already, having witnessed his City team throw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to their neighbours at the Etihad in this fixture last season.He said: “Last season we lost, but every game is a new history and a new chapter. We realise how strong United are. When they dominate and create chances they win easily, but you can have the feeling you are in control and they can still punish you.“It’s Manchester United – with Liverpool, they are one of the strongest teams in England’s history. I hope it can be a good derby and we can enjoy watching it.”Romelu Lukaku could return to action for United today.The 25-year-old missed the trips to Bournemouth and Juventus with a hamstring complaint but will be assessed as the striker steps up training.City have won just two of their last eight matches against United in all competitions (D2 L4) since winning four in a row between 2013 and 2014.United, who won 3-2 at the Etihad last season despite being 0-2 down, are looking to win back to back Premier League games at the stadium for just the second time, also doing so with wins in November 2008 and April 2010.Premier League meetings between City and United have been won by the away side on 17 occasions – only Aston Villa vs Liverpool (19) and Everton vs Man Utd (18) have been won by the visiting team more.United have conceded 18 goals in their 11 Premier League games this season. It took them 25 games until January 31 to concede as many in the competition last season.City haven’t lost any of their last 53 Premier League games against sides starting the day outside the top four (W44 D9 L0), since a 0-4 loss at Everton in January 2017.City’s Raheem Sterling is still yet to score against Manchester United in the Premier League, attempting 19 shots in 12 games without success; among players with at least 50 Premier League goals, only Robbie Keane (22) has played more times against the Red Devils without scoring than Sterling.City’s Sergio Aguero scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games against Man Utd, but has failed to score in his last three against them since.Anthony Martial has scored in each of his last four Premier League games for Man Utd – he could become the seventh different player to score in five or more in a row for the club in the competition (Ruud van Nistelrooy x4, Wayne Rooney x2, Eric Cantona, Dwight Yorke, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie).This will be the 22nd meeting between Guardiola and Mourinho in all competitions – the Spaniard has won nine and lost five (D7) of the previous 21. He’s only lost more matches against Jurgen Klopp (7) than Mourinho (5) during his managerial career.Guardiola has never lost consecutive home league games against a single opponent in his whole managerial career.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jose Mourinho Despite snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in the corresponding match last season and in their two most recent matches, Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United cannot keep coming from behind ahead of a test against rivals Manchester City today.Mourinho’s side were 2-1 winners in Juventus in the Champions League last week, ending their Italian hosts’ unbeaten start in all competitions, but have conceded the first goal in recent games several times – including against Chelsea, Huddersfield and Newcastle in the Premier League.United have picked up seven points from losing positions so far in the league, but their manager admits their luck will run out at some point – and hopes it does not happen in the Manchester derby.last_img read more

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Villa claim first win under new manager

first_imgThe Premier League’s bottom side beat Crystal Palace 1-0. Leaders Arsenal travel to Anfield to take-on Liverpool in one of two 8 o’clock kick-offs – the other match sees Tottenham and Leicester renew acquaintances just days after their 2-all draw in the FA Cup. Later tonight, there’s a further seven games in the Barclays Premier League. Elsewhere, Newcastle scored a 90th minute equaliser to claim a dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester United, while West Ham won 3-1 at Bournemouth.center_img In the rest of tonight’s top-flight games, Chelsea will host West Brom, Man City take-on Everton, Watford go to Southampton while Stoke are at home to Norwich and Swansea face Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium. Kick-off in all of those games is at 19:45.last_img

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Raphael Dwamena shows off amazing skills after undergoing heart surgery [VIDEO]

first_imgGhanaian striker, Raphael Dwamena has shared a video of himself showing off some amazing skills with the ball.The forward posted the video on the social media application, Facebook to mark his return to football with the caption “Soon and very SOON! GRACE at Work!”Dwamena, 24 has been out of action since October 2019 after being diagnosed with a pulmonary condition.He had been battling with the heart condition for two years after it surfaced during a medical for a proposed transfer to English Premier League side, Brighton and Hove Albion.The Real Zaragoza striker successfully had heart surgery in January 2020 and has now taken to the field once again to train.last_img

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Clippers hold off feisty Lakers, but just barely, winning 105-100

first_imgScott’s Lakers competed way better. But the Clippers still came away with a 105-100 victory before 19,438 at Staples Center. The Clippers (53-26) have now won 11 of their past 12 games. They also swept the four-game season series from the Lakers and have beaten their hallway neighbors seven consecutive times.The Clippers moved into a virtual tie with third-place Memphis (52-25) in the Western Conference, though the standings still show the Clippers in fifth because fourth-place Portland (50-27) won its division.The Lakers were down by just seven points (76-69) after three quarters and by just a point (89-88) with 4:57 left in the game. But J.J. Redick buried a 3-pointer for the Clippers, Redick then made two free throws and Chris Paul threw up a lob pass that was powered down by Matt Barnes, bringing a thunderous applause from the crowd. The Clippers at that point led 96-88 with 3:24 to play and the Lakers (20-57) could not recover.“That’s what I’m talking about,” Scott said. “We competed. We had the effort tonight.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers was not surprised that the Lakers competed much better after what happened Sunday. “Yeah, I mean, you would assume they would,” Rivers said. “And human nature has it the other way. We competed, but we didn’t play very well. But give them credit. I thought they played extremely hard and it was nice to see.”Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 27 points, including two on a 20-footer with 28.3 seconds left for a 100-94 lead, all but sealing the Lakers’ fate. He also had seven rebounds and six assists. Redick also had 27 points and Chris Paul scored 19 points and doled out 10 assists. DeAndre Jordan had eight points and 17 rebounds, and Austin Rivers contributed seven points off the bench.Crawford scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting.“I was OK, I was rusty,” Crawford said. “My legs, I look (at the box score) and it says 19 minutes, it feels like it was 35 minutes. That was to be expected. That was the first time I played 5-on-5 since I actually got hurt.”The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson, who scored just two points on 1-of-6 shooting Sunday, proved his worth by coming back with a team-high 20 points on 7 of 17 from the field. He also had six assists. Tarik Black scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Wesley Johnson had 15 points and Jeremy Lin scored 14.Paul, who again was on Clarkson, praised the rookie for coming back the way he did after his humbling effort two nights earlier.“Jordan played great,” Paul said. “Last game, I think he had six shot attempts. Tonight he had like 17 or something like that in the third quarter. So he was a lot more aggressive.”Clarkson had 16 shot attempts through three quarters, but the Clippers clamped down on him in the fourth, limiting him to one shot five minutes and 17 seconds.“I was just coming in and trying to learn from last game,” Clarkson said. “I didn’t feel like I had any impact on the game (Sunday). So we watched film and put the time in and tried to rebound from it.”It was indeed a difficult win to come by. But the way Griffin sees it, they all count the same.“We always want to play better than we did, but you have to give them credit,” he said. “They hit big shots. During this time of the year, you have to take every win you can get.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Lakers coach Byron Scott is not the type to sugarcoat anything. On Sunday, his team got behind the Clippers by 43 points in the fourth quarter on their way to a 28-point drubbing.Prior to the teams squaring off again Tuesday, Scott was asked what his team needs to do to avoid that same fate.“(Expletive) compete,” he said. “Simple as that.”Except that in this one, the Lakers would have one more important member of the Clippers against whom to compete — sixth man Jamal Crawford. He was back after missing 17 games with a calf injury.last_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s new car costs Shs11bn

first_imgThe Bugatti Chiron shifts from 0-400kph in just 42 secondsKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cristiano Ronaldo has a new car in his already stunning collection. The latest addition to his collection is a Bugatti Chiron. The Real Madrid football star shelled out $3 million (Approx.Shs11 billion or over half of the US$18 million all MPs got for new cars in 2016) for his new supercar. This is not the first Bugatti that the footballer owns. He already has a Bugatti that costs $2.28m. But, the Bugatti Chiron may well be the costliest of the lot.The Portugese footballer already own a Lamborghini, a Rolls Royce, an Aston Martin DB9 and a Porsche Cayene Turbo among others that he is proud owner of.Ronaldo revealed his new car through an Instagram video on Sept.28 which shows him driving the car with his son in the passenger seat. He also described the car as “animal” in the caption with the video. “New animal in the building Bugatti Chiron,” he wrote.Earlier this year, Ronaldo was given the chance to test drive Bugatti Chiron and guess shelling out some money for the beast. He also got a ‘CR7’ personalised on the headrest of his seats.The Bugatti Chiron has a world record of reaching a top speed of 261mph/400kph in just 42 seconds which makes the car one of the quickest in his collection.The Bugatti Chiron takes the Veyron’s already impressive specs, to another level: four huge turbochargers and a total power output of 1103kW/1600Nm.The 8-litre W16 engine from the Veyron has been completely redesigned, propelling the new hypercar to limited top speed of 420km/h for ‘road use’. To keep it on the tar, its tyres have been specially developed courtesy of a Bugatti-Michelin partnership.The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has also been improved, and like its predecessor, sends power to both axles. The Chiron is larger than the Veyron (82mm longer, 40mm wider and 53mm higher) and 155kg heavier for total of weight of 1995kg.It appears a brand new supercar is what you buy a man who already seems to have everything.Ronaldo looked very pleased with himself as he drove his new toy out of an underground garage with Cristiano Jr in the passenger seat.Writing on Instagram, Ronaldo said: ‘New animal in the building Bugatti Chiron.’The careven has personalised ‘CR7’ headrests. It seems no expense was spared.According to one review, if there’s any doubt about the Bugatti Chiron’s raison d’être, it’s written right on the steering wheel, on a large blue button emblazoned with one word: ENGINE. It is a marriage of modern technology to the ancient human craving to express vanity and wealth.Design director Etienne Salomé, a Parisian who is as Bugatti as Bugatti gets, explained that he didn’t want an all-TFT instrument cluster that is just a dark hole when the car is off.“When a Chiron goes to Pebble Beach in 50 years and children look in the window, I want them to see something,” he said, referring to the large analog speedometer in the center of two color screens that, when on, present car and trip data (it said we averaged 20 mpg) plus a navigation map.****Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Division threatens Premier League’s chances of comeback

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Warring Premier League clubs will meet on Monday with tensions mounting over the divisive ‘Project Restart’ plan to finish the season amid the coronavirus crisis.Premier League chiefs hope to return to action in June, but that goal could be scuppered by an internal battle between clubs fiercely protecting their own interests.The Premier League delayed their latest meeting until after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Sunday.But, for those clubs and players concerned about the rush to return, Johnson’s admission that the virus transmission rate is still too high to significantly ease Britain’s lockdown until at least June 1 was hardly reassuring.Johnson offered no details about the Premier League’s short-term future and indicated that while the general population will be allowed to play sports from Wednesday, they must do so only with those in their own households.And the growing unease about the Premier League’s desire to finish their remaining 92 fixtures only increased on Sunday when Brighton admitted a third player in their squad had contracted the virus.The scheduled return of Germany’s Bundesliga from May 16 had raised hopes that the Premier League could follow suit, yet there are stark differences between the health crisis in both countries.Britain’s death toll from the pandemic passed 30,000 this week to become the worst hit country in Europe.By contrast, Germany has registered just over 7,000 deaths.However, German second tier club Dynamo Dresden have put their entire squad and coaching staff into two-week isolation after two players tested positive for the virus.Also on Sunday, La Liga confirmed five unnamed players have the virus and will go into quarantine.Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has been one of the more vocal critics of the restart scheme and he told the Mail on Sunday: “We have got to be careful that we do not misstep here because if we do, it could ruin lives. It could cost lives. And we cannot afford that.”Testing and player welfare remain major hurdles to overcome, with Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell summing up the feelings of worried players when he responded to the positive test at Brighton by tweeting: “We are just people too”.– ‘Huge challenge’ – A lack of unity has provoked another complication for the Premier League over the use of neutral venues.League chiefs believe they will only get the government’s green light to restart if the number of venues are limited to reduce the medical, police, security and broadcast personnel required.There are also fears over fans congregating at home stadiums, even though the matches would be played behind closed doors.Leading the resistence to neutral venues are clubs near the bottom of the table and at risk of huge financial losses by dropping out of England’s lucrative top-flight.Brighton had five of their remaining nine games at home, while Aston Villa were due to play six of their last 10 matches at Villa Park.“What we can’t accept is a fundamental change to the competition three-quarters of the way through,” Barber said.“That is not fair and there is absolutely nobody who will convince me otherwise.”Villa’s chief executive Christian Purslow said giving up home advantage “is a massive decision”.Seven of the 20 top-flight clubs would need to officially reject neutral venues to stop the plan going ahead, although it has been reported the issue won’t be put to a vote on Monday.The UEFA deadline for restart proposals is May 25 and League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan has warned a failure to reach consensus soon could see the season cancelled.Aware of the animosity between clubs, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish conceded it won’t be easy to restart in the current climate.“It may prove beyond us. We have huge challenges in order to get it back to complete the season but we are planning on doing so,” Parish told the BBC.“There are no easy answers. We have to work through it as a collective. I think we will come out with a consensus in the end.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Latino protesters to urge boycott of ‘The War’

first_img“As a historian I am offended.” In Los Angeles, protests are expected at the studios of KCET (Channel 28). PBS has defended its response to the initial criticism. “The producers have shown portions of these stories to audiences at screening events, including one at annual conference of the American GI Forum, a national organization for Latino veterans; the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” the company said in a statement on PBS.org. PBS also has said Burns was unable to find Latino veterans who would talk to him during the six years he spent reporting the documentary. But Maggie Rodriguez-Rivas, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said she has interviewed hundreds of Latino veterans for an oral history project. “He promised to celebrate America’s diversity,” Rivas-Rodriguez said. “While we are a part of the fabric of this country, too, yet our stories keep getting left out.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (818)713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hundreds of Latino veterans and grass-roots organizers are expected to stage protests across the country today urging a boycott of Ken Burns’ long-awaited World War II documentary. Latinos were angered months ago when it was revealed Burns had not included Latino or American Indian war veterans in his seven-part documentary “The War,” which begins at 8 p.m. today. While Public Broadcasting System officials said such footage was later added, for many Latino activists it was too little, too late. “If he would have gone to Google, he would have found at least 2 million hits on Mexicans in World War II, not to mention all the books and dissertations on the topic,” said Rodolfo Acu a, a founding professor of California State University, Northridge Chicano/Chicana Studies Department. last_img read more

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