UK hospitals treat 125,000 cannabis users over the past 5 years

first_imgDaily Mail 14 October 2018Family First Comment:  Still think dope is harmless and should be legal and accessible? “It has caused more than 125,000 hospital admissions in the last five years. And around 15,000 of those cases involved teenagers – some of whom were rushed to A&E departments suffering serious psychosis.”#PeopleBeforeProfits#SayNopeToDope www.VoteNo.nz The devastating effect of cannabis on Britain’s mental health can be revealed for the first time today.As campaigners call for the drug’s legalisation, shocking figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that it has caused more than 125,000 hospital admissions in the last five years.And around 15,000 of those cases involved teenagers – some of whom were rushed to A&E departments suffering serious psychosis.Analysis carried out by NHS officials for this paper has also revealed how children below the age of ten have been admitted to hospital after taking the powerful and addictive substance. Some people hooked on the drug have taken their own lives after suffering hallucinations and many more are now unable to lead normal lives, according to doctors.The number of cannabis-related hospitalisations per year in England has leapt by more than 50 per cent since 2013 – from 19,765 to 31,130.The dramatic rise has coincided with an increasingly liberal approach to policing the Class B drug in many parts of the country. In Durham, police now turn a blind eye to possession – and even small-scale cultivation. Last week, the Royal College of Psychiatrists announced it was setting up a panel to consider backing legalisation of cannabis – arguing that could be a way to control its increasing strength.READ MORE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6273159/UK-hospitals-treat-125-000-cannabis-users-past-five-years.htmllast_img read more

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Batesville Sewer Rates Could Increase 6.5 Percent

first_imgBATESVILLE – City residents could see an increase in sewer rates by the end of the year. Officials are considering a 6.5 percent hike over a two-year span.Board of Works members debated how much they would recommend to City Council Monday night before the decision was made to ask for an increase that would not exceed 8 percent.Their recommendation involved a maximum 5 percent increase the first year and a 3 percent increase the second year.Later in the evening, City Council members voted on a lesser increase of 5 percent the first year and a 1.5 percent gain the following.The sewer rate increase is not official unless passed in a second reading in September. If approved, residents could see a 5 percent jump in sewer rates as early as October or November.The proposed increase comes after a rate review study where Jennifer Wilson, CPA at Crowe Horwath, recommended different increases up to15 percent that would allow the city to pursue large capital projects.The rate increase of 6.5 percent over two years would allow the city to raise revenue to build funds for larger projects in the future and possibly undertake smaller projects from funds in hand.A 6.5 percent increase translates to approximately an additional $2.33 per month for the average Batesville household. Based on data provided by Crowe Horwath, the increase would keep the city’s average monthly sewer bills below several nearby towns, including Milan, Sunman, Dillsboro and Osgood.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Fall To Tigers In Freshman Football

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldog Freshman lost a tough game at Lawrenceburg 14-6.Trey Heidlage scored the only TD on a 65 yard TD run. Devin Scripture had a nice run with some solid blocking from the line. Defensively, the Bulldogs came up with 2 goal line stands to keep the score at 14, but it wasn’t enough. Along with Heidlage, Gavin Morrison, Jon Vincent, Zach Jones and Noah Hewitt led the defense.The Bulldogs record is now 2-3. They will play at Greensburg next Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

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John Adams, 86

first_imgJohn R. Adams, 86, of Ruskin, Florida, formerly of Versailles passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Life Path Hospice in Ruskin. He was born in Indianapolis on February 27, 1930 the son of John and Georgia McDonald Adams. He was married to Mayme Gurney and she preceded him in death on October 20, 1984. He was married to Lucille Buchanan on August 10, 1985 and she survives. Other survivors include one son John S. Adams of Tampa, Florida; one daughter Crystal Kormelink of Cincinnati; five step-sons Mark (Dianne) Ogden of Atlanta, Georgia, Gary (Jody) Ogden, and Paul Ogden of Indianapolis, Jeff Ogden of Clearwater, Florida,  and Mike (Judy) Ogden of Overland Park, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother Dale (Martha) Adams of Herndon, Virginia; two sisters Stella Dobson of Rising Sun, and Alta Holcomb of Versailles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Edward and Grover, and his sisters Betty Holzer and Velma Browning. Mr. Adams was a 1949 graduate of Holton High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Army and rising to the rank of Corporal and for his service John received the National Defense Service Medal. In civilian life he worked at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and retired in 1990 from the Jefferson Proving Ground where he worked in demolition. John was member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin and was a 50 year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 1pm at St. John Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Don Buchanan officiating.  Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 6:45pm and Masonic services at 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Moffitt Cancer Center or the Shriner’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Doris Marie Waldroup

first_imgOn the evening of Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Doris Marie Waldroup passed away at Manderley Health Care in Osgood, Indiana. Born on April 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Kermit and Lonnie (Vaughn) Upchurch. On March 27, 1948, she married the love of her life, Lawrence R. Waldroup. Together they had two childen, Larry David Waldroup and Kathy Mae Jones. Unfortunately, on September 11, 1992, her husband preceded her in death. For most of her life, Doris lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, but in 2006 she moved to Holton, Indiana to be with her son, Larry David Waldroup.Doris had many interests and pastimes. She was proud to say she was a member of the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ohio. She constantly bragged about her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.Her pastimes were varied. She and her husband enjoyed camping. She thoroughly enjoyed shopping, collecting dolls, sewing, and quilting. Many of her quilts were given to family members and friends. In the 1950’s she and her husband began jitter-bugging, which became one of her favorite activities.Doris is survived by her son Larry (Cincinnati, Ohio); her daughter Kathy (Holton, Indiana); 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Bert Upchurch, and her sister Cora Metz.A Celebration of Life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 2, 2016. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. with the funeral following at 7 p.m. The Rev. Clyde Shackelford will be officiating.Arrangements were made by Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, Indiana.last_img read more

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Gerrard targets Champions League spot

first_img Press Association Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists a top-four place remains within their reach and the next two months are likely to decide whether they qualify for the Champions League this season. Liverpool are still nine points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham but Gerrard is optimistic that gap can be reduced. In the next nine weeks Spurs are the only side they face who are above them with other matches against West Brom, Swansea, Wigan, Southampton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Reading – particularly significant as the Reds have yet to beat any team currently in the top half. Following Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City, Gerrard said: “It’s certainly up there with our best performance of the season. We can take a lot of belief from the way we’ve performed against Arsenal (also 2-2 last Wednesday) and Manchester City. We need to build on this and I’m feeling really confident about our ability to move up the table.” center_img He went on: “We might not have got the results we wanted against the top sides but every time we have certainly matched them if not bettered them in games. “We just need to try to cut out our mistakes and turn those draws into wins. “No disrespect to the sides we’ve got coming up but if we keep playing like that then we can certainly put in a challenge for fourth place. “If we perform like that we will pick up a lot of points between now and the end of the season.” The arrival of Daniel Sturridge last month in a £12million move from Chelsea has provided the necessary spark manager Brendan Rodgers would have wanted. Not only has he eased the pressure on Luis Suarez but the 23-year-old has already made an impact with four goals in his first six appearances, including a brilliant equaliser against City. His movement and direct running has given the side another dimension and Gerrard was quick to recognise that contribution. “The team is looking really strong at the moment,” the England captain told the Liverpool Echo. “Before the transfer window we were lacking a bit up front as Luis Suarez was almost having to do two jobs. But now Daniel Sturridge has come in and given us more options going forward. Daniel has done brilliantly for us so far.” last_img read more

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F1 could race into January if necessary, says Binotto

first_imgBY Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) – Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.The opening race in Australia on March 15 was cancelled and the showcase Monaco Grand Prix in May has also been scrapped, the first time since 1954 that it has not featured on the championship calendar.A further six rounds have been postponed, and more look likely to follow with countries in lockdown, but Formula One bosses have said they hope to get back on track some time in the European summer with a reduced season of 15 to 18 races. Binotto told Sky Sports Italia that the teams had given the Formula One powers-that-be complete freedom to do what was necessary to have a championship.“We are in constant dialogue,” he said. “I have felt, along with the other team principals, that these are decisive moments. “We’ve decided to give complete freedom to (Formula One chairman Chase) Carey and the FIA to put together as soon as possible a timetable for us to get racing again, we are willing on our side.“We’re assessing various ideas; races closer together, maybe doing two or three races in January, considering also the option of cancelling (Friday) practice.” Formula One needs a minimum of eight races for a valid championship and the 2020 season is currently due to end in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 29.The sport normally has a break until launches and pre-season testing in February but, with cars now remaining the same in 2021 with major rule changes deferred a year to save money, there would be little need for that anyway.“If this allows us to guarantee a more complete 2020 world championship, with the following season not starting until March, there is great availability for that,” said Binotto. The 2020 championship was originally meant to have a record 22 races, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton hoping to equal Michael Schumacher’s record seven titles and surpass the Ferrari great’s unprecedented 91 wins. Hamilton so far has 84 wins.The Briton could be kept waiting on both accounts if the sport is unable to put together enough races.Former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Friday that he would be very surprised if the sport managed to put together even a reduced season of 15-18 races.last_img read more

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Peter Okoye, VJ Adams Unveil Ball for New LaLiga Season

first_imgPeter Okoye Mr. P who played football when he was younger and believed he could have played professional if he wasn’t a musician promised to show Samuel Chukwueze a few tricks when they meet this weekend in Villarreal.The Yellow Submarines who spent most of last season battling relegation will look to start the new season on a strong note with a win over newly promoted Granada who have another Nigerian, Azeez Ramon on their books.Villarreal will be counting on the vociferous support of their fans to hit new heights this season. Interestingly, with the population of the town put at 51,000 inhabitants, half the town can fit into the 25,000 capacity Estadio de la Ceramica.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Singer/Song writer, Peter Okoye (Mr. P), and Celebrity On Air Personality, VJ Adams unboxed the new LaLiga ball to signify the kick-off of the 2019/2020 LaLiga season. The duo were selected as part of a global campaign that heralds the start of the new LaLiga season.Mr. P who was also selected alongside a few other celebrities to watch games of the opening LaLiga weekend will be at the Estadio de la Ceramica where Villarreal will host Granada CF, an experience he is looking forward to, especially with the prospect of meeting Super Eagles new sensation, Samuel Chukwueze who plays for the Yellow Submarines.“I’m looking forward to meeting him for the first time and also getting to see a LaLiga game live,” the singer who was formerly of the P-Square fame observed.last_img read more

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Trojans gear up for two matches against Hawai’i

first_imgA double header with the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors this week should offer two strong tests for the USC men’s volleyball team, which is still looking to break out from the middle of the pack in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings. After splitting two matches last week, the Trojans hope to string together a three-game winning streak for the first time since the opening three games of the season with matches against Hawai’i today and on Saturday.Back in action · Junior setter Micah Christenson missed USC’s last two matches due to injury, but will return for the matches against Hawai’i. – Tucker McWhirter | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (7-5, 6-5 MPSF) lost in five sets to UC Irvine (9-7, 6-6) by a score of 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 24-26, 15-13 last Thursday, but came back the next day to sweep UC San Diego (0-13, 0-12) on Friday by a score of 25-13, 25-21, 25-15.The Trojans had previously beaten UCI in five sets earlier this year at home by a score of 20-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10, but had less luck on the road against the two-time defending national champions.“We played fantastic in the first set,” said USC head coach Bill Ferguson. “Irvine played fantastic in sets two, three and most of game four, but we came back and won. We were down a few in the fifth and we kept battling, and a guy got hot at the serving line and aced us twice. We had a ton of effort, which was great. I thought we put our best foot forward against a good team. We always want to win and we never want to go with [moral] victories but all in all I thought we played pretty well.”The Trojans were able to rebound at UCSD, who the Trojans also swept by a score of 25-17, 25-23, 25-22 back in January.“I thought we played very well on Friday night,” Ferguson said. “We executed our game plan perfectly. The first night I thought we showed some real character and the second night we did what we were supposed to do.”The Trojans played both matches last week without junior setter Micah Christenson, who was out with back spasms. Redshirt freshman Michael Mullahey got both of the starts in place of Christenson, who has held down the starting role all three years he’s been a Trojan.“Thursday was Mullahey’s first college volleyball match setting and he filled in for the best guy in the business,” Ferguson said. “I thought he did a really nice job and followed the game plan really well.”The lineup last week also featured sophomore middle blocker Tommy Leonard for the first time this year, who might factor into the rotation of middles more often down the road along with junior Robert Feathers, junior Chris Lischke and freshman Andy Benesh.Hawai’i (9-4, 7-4) comes into the Galen Center ranked as the No. 11 team in the country, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. USC is currently ranked No. 8. Hawai’i is tied for third place in MPSF standings, while the Trojans are ranked seventh in the 13-team conference.“They’re definitely a dangerous team,” Benesh said. “They’re a really good serving team, really good blocking team. It should be a lot of fun.”Feathers said the key to the games for the Trojans will be serving and passing.“[We’ll succeed] if we get them off their groove and serve well and pass well,” Feathers said. “Especially because they serve well, we can get them out of rhythm and we’ll be fine.”Rather than play at home and on the road against each MPSF team throughout the season, Hawai’i will either play each conference opponent twice at home or on the road then switch locations the following year to reduce the amount of traveling the team has to do across the Pacific. Because of this, Benesh said the Trojans will have to be able to make quick adjustments following Thursday’s game for the second half of the double header Saturday since Hawai’i is very experienced at doing so.“They have more expertise in playing back-to-back,” he said. “They have a little more experience with that so hopefully we can prepare well, especially for the second time.”Ferguson said that Christenson will be back for both of the games this week. He will start along with senior libero Henry Cassiday, freshman outside hitter Lucas Yoder, senior opposite Tanner Jansen and Benesh. He said that either Feathers, Leonard or Lischke would start at the second middle blocker spot and either redshirt junior Joey Booth, sophomore Alex Slaught or redshirt senior Maddison McKibbin would start at the second outside hitter spot.Both matches start at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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South Senior Football action

first_imgThe quarter-finals of the County Senior Hurling Championship will grab the sporting headlines in the county this weekend but they’re not the only big games down for decision.On Sunday Killenaule and Ballyporeen will meet in Clonmel in the South Senior Football Championship semi final.Killenaule defeated Cahir in their quarter-final encounter, while Ballyporeen got the better of Kilsheelan-Kilcash. But it’s Killenaule who have been fighting on both fronts – and they will be looking to bounce back from their recent defeats to Mullinahone in the South Hurling Final and the County Hurling Championship.Killenaule manager TJ Maher says that competing in both codes has hampered their preparations for the game.You can hear live updates on that game on Tipp FM this Sunday.last_img read more

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