Just because marijuana is legal doesn’t mean it’s safe

first_imgThe Tribune 2 January 2017Family First Comment: Here’s a clear warning of legitimising a drug…“In a study published last week in JAMA Pediatrics, Cerdá’s team of researchers found that teens in Washington state started getting high more often after voters legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Why? They were convinced the drug wasn’t dangerous anymore.”#saynopetodopeResults from the 2016 election brought about new rules on the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana in several states, with more than half now allowing for the later. Federal government leaders including president-elect Trump have voiced their opinion on the changing state of mind around marijuana. Is this the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition?Asked whether marijuana should be legal for adults in California, voters answered with a resounding “yes” in November. But that doesn’t mean the matter is completely settled. And it definitely doesn’t mean voters support marijuana use by minors.Many questions remain about the drug — its effect on children and on drivers, to name just two — and the answers are only just starting to trickle in as researchers dig deeper into the public policy ramifications of making weed widely available.Take the most recent red flag raised by UC Davis epidemiologist Dr. Magdalena Cerdá.In a study published last week in JAMA Pediatrics, Cerdá’s team of researchers found that teens in Washington state started getting high more often after voters legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Why? They were convinced the drug wasn’t dangerous anymore.“Across the country there has been a decreased perception of risk associated with marijuana among adolescents,” Cerdá, associate director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, said.Among the eighth-graders Cerdá’s team studied, their “perception of harmfulness” fell by about 14 percent between 2010 and 2015. Among the 10th-graders, the drop was about 16 percent. That’s alarming compared with teens in states where weed isn’t legal for recreational use. Their perception of harm fell by only 5 to 7 percent, according to the study.READ MORE: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/editorials/article124172624.htmlREAD MORE HERE: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/editorials/article124172624.html#storylink=cpylast_img read more

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Aussie Maker, Cameroon’s Eboua enter NBA Draft: reports

first_img Eboua, 20, told ESPN he has submitted paperwork to the NBA to ensure his draft eligibility. He was seen by Italian scouts while playing in college at Douala and moved to Rome in 2015. This past season, Eboua scored 7.4 points and grabbed 5.3 rebounds a game with VL Pesaro of the Italian league. “This last year in Pesaro was a great experience for me,” Eboua told ESPN. “They provided a wonderful atmosphere to get better in and I definitely tried to take advantage of that as much as possible. Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19 “I believe NBA teams saw the energy, athleticism, competitiveness I bring every moment I am on the floor and that I’m definitely not afraid of a little contact.” Eboua says he has been working out in Italy but hopes to relocate to Southern California when possible and continue his training there. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kenyan-born Australian teen Makur Maker, a cousin of NBA player Thon Maker, and Cameroonian forward Paul Eboua, who played in Italy, are entering the 2020 NBA Draft, ESPN reported Saturday. Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker could be welcoming a cousin into the NBA, with Kenyan-born Australian Makur Maker reportedly making himself available for the 2020 NBA Draft Both hope to be chosen in the NBA Draft that is set for June 25 in New York, but it could be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down the league since March 12. Maker, a 6-foot-11 (2.11m) center who most recently played at an Arizona prep school, was born to South Sudanese parents in Kenya but moved to Perth at the age of one in 2001 then relocated to the United States in 2015. Maker, 19, is a mobile big man with ballhandling skills who impressed scouts last summer with a Southern California amateur club. Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker and Matur Maker, who plays on a Houston Rockets developmental team, are his cousins.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role Modelslast_img read more

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NASA Mars Rocket Launch LIVE

first_imgNASA is sending a rocket to Mars this morning.The Atlas Five rocket will be carrying the Perseverance rover and a small helicopter to Mars.The car-sized robotic rover will search for evidence of past life on the planet, and will take videos and photographs.It also has two microphones, and will be the first spacecraft to record sounds on another planet.The small helicopter is a four-pound ‘Marscopter’ that, if it works, will be the first powered flight on another planet.Liftoff from Cape Canaveral is set for 7:50 Eastern Time this morning and the weather is 80-percent “Go.” Perseverance will land on Mars next February. It follows two earlier launches by China and the United Arab Emirates.All three missions are expected to land on Mars at about the same time. It’s almost go time! Our @NASAPersevere rover is set to launch this morning to begin its journey to the Red Planet! NASA TV coverage for our #CountdownToMars begins at 7am ET. Watch: https://t.co/mzKW5uV4hS pic.twitter.com/c1ub1Qg9Qw— NASA (@NASA) July 30, 2020last_img read more

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Cricket News Yuvraj Singh Offers Solution To Ease Virat Kohli’s Workload Management

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli is currently leading the Indian cricket team in all three formats and has achieved substantial success. Kohli has overtaken MS Dhoni to become the most successful Test captain while in ODIs and T20I, Kohli has a winning percentage of close to 60 percent in the last two months. However, the stress of leading a side in all three formats can take a toll and it can also result in burnout and loss of form. In order to avoid this situation, former India player Yuvraj Singh has offered a solution that can ease Kohli’s workload. “Earlier there used to be just two formats — ODI and Tests, so it was perfect to have one captain. Now there are three formats and if Virat is feeling overloaded, maybe they should try somebody else for the T20 format. Rohit has been a very successful captain,” Yuvraj told in an interview with a News Channel.Yuvraj said it won’t be a bad idea to split captaincy in the Indian cricket team, with Kohli taking care of the Test and ODIs while Rohit, who has won four titles for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, could be in charge of the Twenty20 format. “I don’t really know. They (team management) have to decide how much workload Virat can take. Do they need to try somebody else for T20? It completely depends on how they want to go for the future. Virat has been the best batsman. How to manage his workload? It is completely team management’s call,” Yuvraj said. Also Read | Revealed – The Real Reason For MS Dhoni Not Being Available For Indian Cricket TeamHowever, the left-hander, who played a big part in India’s success in the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup, lashed out at the selectors for not finalising the number four slot for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Yuvraj said he failed to understand what the Indian team management was thinking at that time.Also Read | Virat Kohli Says ‘Will Have To Take Risks’ For World T20 Success”You need to identify who is your best talent and then back him. The highest score in no.4 position at the World Cup was 48. The captain, coach and the selectors should have known that no.4 is a very important position, especially in England where the ball seams. The no.4 batsman has to be technically strong. Vijay Shankar didn’t have that experience, Rishabh Pant didn’t have the experience. Dinesh Karthik was an experienced guy who was sitting out and suddenly went to bat in the semifinal. I really didn’t understand what the think-tank was doing. If you had to get the best out of a player you have to secure him. A player can never play well if he is insecure. That was the big reason why India didn’t win the World Cup,” Yuvraj said. last_img read more

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F1: Hamilton on Pole for United States Grand Prix

first_imgHamilton said he “loved this track” but said qualifying was difficult because of a gusting strong wind in hot and humid conditions.“It is going to be a great race,” he said. It is going to be a tough one. Looking after the tyres in these conditions is going to be tough but I am the best prepared I can be.”Hamilton said it was “highly unlikely” that he would win the title on Sunday.“Sebastian did a great job to get back up there. Unless he makes a silly mistake – which is very unlikely; he’s a four-time world champion – it is going to continue to the next race.“This is such a fantastic circuit, just the layout and the way the wind comes really makes it challenging. You are constantly dancing with the wind.”Ferrari have had a difficult weekend, starting with a spin for Vettel on Friday, a car problem which led to a chassis change, but recovered well on Saturday.Vettel said: “I was very happy in the end. I was lacking a bit the rhythm, especially the transition from the first to second sector. Got it right in the end, but it was very tricky with the wind.”His front row starts sets up a potentially fascinating battle between the two in the race, when Ferrari are usually more competitive than in qualifying.The heat is also giving Mercedes concerns. The hotter it is, the more problems they have managing tyre temperatures, which could be a significant issue for them in the race, although it is expected to be a few degrees cooler on Sunday than the 30C temperatures in south Texas yesterday.PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS & FIXTURESChelsea 4 – 2 WatfordHuddersfield 2 – 1 Man UnitedMan City 3 – 0 BurnleyNewcastle 1 – 0 Crystal PalaceStoke 1 – 2 BournemouthSwansea 1 – 2 LeicesterEverton vs Arsenal 1:30pmTottenham vs Liverpool 4pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the United States Grand Prix and will have title rival Sebastian Vettel alongside him on the front row. Hamilton beat Vettel by 0.239 seconds as the German rescued his day with a superb final lap. Vettel was fourth after the first runs in final qualifying, over 0.7secs off the pace, but improved at the death.Hamilton, who took his 11th pole in 17 races, will clinch the title if he wins the race with Vettel lower than fifth.It was Hamilton’s 11th pole position in 17 races so far this season and it continues a weekend of domination for the 32-year-old at one of his favourite circuits. Hamilton topped all three practice sessions and all three parts of qualifying to stamp his total authority on the weekend.last_img read more

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Colin Kaepernick’s Kunta Kinte shirt gets strong reaction from apparel brand

first_imgLast Updated: 20th November, 2019 16:00 IST Colin Kaepernick’s Kunta Kinte Shirt Gets Strong Reaction From Apparel Brand Colin Kaepernick sported a Roots-inspired shirt during his workout. Kaepernick has been absent from the NFL since the last three years owing to his protests. Written By WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick still remains an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign with any club. His workout in Atlanta drew praise from Twitter, with many fans saying that Colin Kaepernick has not missed a beat since his three-year absence from the NFL. However, there are still no offers on the table for Kaepernick, according to his agent Jeff Nalley. Also Read | Colin Kaepernick: NFL Star’s Salary, Net Worth And Future In The League COMMENT First Published: 20th November, 2019 16:00 IST 9 months ago NFL: Colin Kaepernick to make his long-awaited return to the NFL? 9 months ago Colin Kaepernick gets help from Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z in NFL star’s recent workout: Report FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US ‘Blacklisted’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been dominating the headlines in recent weeks. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been absent from the NFL since the last three years, owing to his protests. However, the NFL tried to resolve the matter of his absence by organising a workout for Colin Kaepernick last weekend. Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Calls Out ‘scared’ NFL Owners In Recent Interview After WorkoutColin Kaepernick sports Kunta Kinte shirt during workoutColin Kaepernick, however, pulled a Colin Kaepernick and failed to show up at the Atlanta Falcons’ facility – the location chosen by the NFL for his workout. Instead, Kaepernick decided to stage his own workout at the Charles R Drew High School in Atlanta. And he turned up for the workout wearing a Kunta Kinte shirt, no less. Colin Kaepernick is reported to have ordered the t-shirt from an apparel company known as ‘Blacktagapparel’.Also Read | Colin Kaepernick’s NFL History, Timeline Of His Protest Against Racial DiscriminationKunta Kinte is the main character in author Alex Haley’s novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The novel was adapted into a widely successful miniseries by the ABC network. In Roots, Kunta Kinte is kidnapped from Africa and forced into slavery in the south of America. His new ‘owners’ name him ‘Toby’. However, Kunta Kinte refuses to go by his new name and is savagely whipped for his disobedience on multiple occasions.Colin Kaepernick’s Kunta Kinte shirt drew a strong reaction from Blacktagapparel. Their creative director Elie Rinchere said that it was “cool” of Colin Kaepernick to wear that shirt on that platform in front of the media. Rinchere also said that it was a design worth wearing since it gets people talking about the social issues surrounding the incident. Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Workout Update: No NFL Contract Yet For KaepernickKaepernick news: Still no takers for former 49ers QB 9 months ago Colin Kaepernick workout update: No NFL contract yet for Kaepernick Colin DCunha WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Colin Kaepernick: LeBron James tweets in support of Kaepernick before his open workout 9 months ago Colin Kaepernick: NFL star’s salary, net worth and future in the leaguelast_img read more

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Marc Etches – Independence move sees GambleAware secure its new guiding vision

first_imgShare Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Related Articles GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Speaking exclusively to SBC, Marc Etches Chief Executive of GambleAware details the crucial developments and changes the industry charity has undertaken during the course of 2018, as GambleAware readies for the critical launch of its new UK-wide Safer Gambling advertising campaign…____________SBC: Why has 2018 been such a critical year for GambleAware’s organisation, structure and operations?Marc Etches (Chief Executive – GambleAware): During 2018, GambleAware completed its move to establish a Board that is wholly independent of the gambling industry.  This was necessary to secure public trust and confidence given our central role in commissioning research, education and treatment services.Furthermore, we published our new Strategic Delivery Plan, which demonstrates the dramatic growth we are delivering across all three areas, with a budget of £16m for each of the next two years.  We will triple the number of people getting the various forms of treatment we fund, deliver prevention at scale through our education and harm minimisation initiatives, and commission an ambitious £8 million research programme as agreed with the Gambling Commission. SBC: This year we have witnessed industry consensus on tackling problem-gambling harms, what are your thoughts on these industry-led developments? ME: All forms of gambling carry risk and all sectors of the industry can do more to reduce gambling-related harms.  The industry is judged as one by public opinion, so developing a consensus that tackling harms is a shared imperative should be a priority.   Any steps in this direction from the industry are to be welcomed and should be seen as necessary in running a sustainable and trusted business.SBC: As a charity and gambling-harm support unit, how is GambleAware expanding its support network and structures?ME: We will increasingly look for opportunities to partner with existing organisations to deliver at scale as cost-effectively as possible.  That includes others in the third sector, such as our recent partnership with Citizens Advice, and with the public sector, where we have seen welcome progress with local authorities, devolved governments, public health bodies and the NHS.SBC: Why is GambleAware’s new upcoming marketing campaign such an important initiative. How have you developed a new message to promote to UK audiences?  ME: The Safer Gambling Campaign is fundamentally a public health campaign, highlighting the risks of gambling and signposting people to the help available.  We set up a new, independent Campaign Board to lead the effort. We have invested our time heavily in qualitative and quantitative consumer research, looked at similar campaigns globally, and sought advice from leading academics and public health experts.  We are being as transparent as possible, publishing the research on our website, and have an open invitation to those who may wish to offer advice, as well as an advisory panel with former problem gamblers, treatment providers, other charities and wider stakeholders.”SBC: At a UK policy level, how is GambleAware shaping research and knowledge of gambling addiction as a national health issue?ME: Our research is primarily driven by the Gambling Commission’s research programme, in the context of the National Responsible Gambling Strategy.  Both of these documents are subject to regular consultation and updates.  Based on this evidence, and that being developed around the world, we aim to illuminate the debate around gambling-related harms, and we are working hard to share research in a more comprehensible manner.”_______________Marc Etches – Chief Executive – GambleAware UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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This week in esports: PUBG Global Invitational, Fortnite in China, adidas, Splyce

first_imgLet’s face it, it looks like there’s never going to be a week in esports where we’re left scratching our heads wondering when the next significant developments are incoming. As always, we’ve put together the biggest stories from the last few days to help keep you in the know.Whether it’s Battle Royale esports getting a huge boost, North finally formalising its deal with Adidas, or Splyce receiving a sizable investment, there’s lots for you to catch up with right here!Remember, we have the ESI Dispatch, a twice weekly newsletter, to help keep you regularly in the know too…you know what to do. PUBG Corp. to host Global Invitational with $2 million prize poolPUBG Corp. has finally announced its plans to host an official esports tournament for PUBG. Aptly titled the PUBG Global Invitational, the event will see 20 teams travel to Berlin, Germany to compete for the lion’s share of the $2,000,000 prize pool.The Invitational will take place from July 25th to 29th with teams qualifying through North American, Asian, and European regional tournaments. Two teams will be crowned as world champions: one team for first-person perspective, and the other team for third-person perspective.Read the full article here.Fortnite expands to China thanks to Tencent investmentTencent has announced that it will be expanding Fortnite into China. The Chinese investment company is reportedly set to spend $15 million (£10.7m) on both marketing and esports for the Battle Royale title.Those in China were already able to play Fortnite, but they were forced to play on servers from other countries. Tencent will provide Chinese servers, allowing players to carry over their progress so they retain their stats and skins.Read the full article here.North signs sponsorship with fashion and sportswear giant adidasNorth – the organisation created in a joint effort between F.C. Copenhagen and Nordisk Film – has joined forces with globally-renowned sportswear and fashion company, adidas. Planned to run for the remainder of 2018, this partnership has been described in having ‘a mutual ambition of extension’. This deal will see North’s players continue to wear adidas clothing whenever they stream and compete. While the brand has already been involved with esports, this is its first formalised partnership.Read the full article here.Splyce gains $1.5m investment from The Ledger GroupSplyce has received a major investment from Toronto, Canada, in the form of $1.5m (£1.07m) from The Ledger Group. To further reflect its interests in esports, The Ledger Group is rebranding as OverActive Media Group.The company is looking to increase its footprint in esports, whether its building, acquiring, or investing in esports franchises and relevant businesses. Splyce’s CEO Marty Strenczewilk explained that “partnering with The Ledger Group opens opportunity in Toronto, a key market in the northeast for us.”Read the full article here.last_img read more

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Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department Searching for a Stabbing Suspect

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department needs your help in locating a stabbing suspect. Deputies are currently looking for 42–year–old Richard Niswonger of Herron, Michigan.Deputies believe that Niswonger is responsible for a stabbing incident that happened on Saturday August 12th in the village of Metz. Where a victim was stabbed inside of a bar but suffered non life threatening injuries.The 42–year–old was last seen driving a navy blue 2005 Ford E–250 van with a license plate that reads: DFR8176.Niswonger is believed to be hiding out in the Lake May area of Presque Isle County. The Sheriff’s Department warns citizens if they spot Niswonger, or his vehicle do not approach but contact the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department at 989–734–2156.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department, Stabbing SuspectContinue ReadingPrevious NEMCSA Produce Giveaway a Major SuccessNext Local Elementary Kids Make ROV’s to Learn About Their Sanctuarylast_img read more

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