Young people who use high potency ‘skunk’ cannabis daily ‘have psychotic episodes earlier’

first_imgMail Online 13 January 2014Mental illnesses are triggered six years earlier in patients who have smoked high-strength cannabis every day, a study has claimed.Mental health patients who smoked skunk daily – which has a high amount of the drug’s active ingredient, THC – had their first psychotic episode at an average age of 25, compared to 31 for non-users.Yet the damage was not limited to heavy smokers or those using powerful cannabis, according to the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.Mental health patients with a general history of using cannabis still had their first psychotic episodes at 28 – three years earlier than those who never tried the drug.And those who smoked the drug before they were 15 put themselves more at risk, with their first symptoms at the age of 27 instead of 29.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537732/Young-people-use-skunk-type-cannabis-daily-psychotic-episodes-earlier.htmllast_img read more

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Another election: Leo Rey takes Vallacar helm anew

first_imgThe new board subsequently reappointedLeo Rey as president of the company. The meeting was presided over by itschairman and president Leo Rey, with Olivia as corporate secretary. VTI announced the newly elected boardcomprised of Yanson matriarch Olivia; Leo Rey Yanson; Ginnette Dumancas;Charles Dumancas; Arvin John Villaruel; Anita Chua; and Daniel Nicolas Golez. The elected directors shall serve forone year until December 2020, or until their successors shall have been dulyelected and qualified. VTI is the largest subsidiary of theYanson Group of Bus Companies and is the company behind Ceres Liner and SugboTransit. It has 15 bases of operations in the cities of Bacolod, Iloilo,Dumaguete, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Butuan, Davao, Pagadian, Dipolog, Bohol andBatangas./PN The board also appointed Olivia astreasurer and corporate secretary. The stockholders also ratified the acts ofthe board of directors of Leo Rey. BACOLOD City – The board of directorsof Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) – the country’s largest bus company – held theirannual stockholders’ meeting on Saturday at the VTI’s principal office here andelected their board of directors.last_img read more

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10th annual Pettit Shootout features IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods

first_imgWATSONVILLE, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are the featured divisions on both nights of Ocean Speedway’s 10th annual Pettit Shootout.  Information about camping is available by calling the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds at 831 724-5671.  Pit passes are $50. No grandstand seating will be sold and social distancing will be in effect; facial masks are required to enter the pit area. Pit gates open at noon both days. The drivers’ meeting is at 4:45 p.m. with hot laps to follow and racing at 6 p.m. Both nights will be broadcast by FloRacing. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded both nights. Modifieds also earn Shaw Race Cars Western Region points.  Modifieds race for $1,003 to win on Friday, Sept. 25 and for $3,006 to win on Saturday, Sept. 26, with the winner at each Watsonville show putting their name on the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Northern SportMods run for $503 to win on Friday and for $1,006 to win on Saturday. last_img read more

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F-M field hockey edges ESM, roars to 5-0 start

first_imgThree times in the first half, Stone worked her way past Purple Tigers defenders and converted goals, her natural hat trick augmented by assists from Mary Searle and Laura Miller. ESM’s defense held Cortland to a single shot all afternoon.When it was F-M’s turn against Little Falls, there would not be a shutout, since Alice Bucenec put the Mounties on the board, but the Hornets still prevailed by a 3-1 margin.Bella Militi, another returning senior, put in two goals to lead F-M, with Stephanie Drapas getting the other goal. Maddy Duggleby added an assist as, between them, Claire Grenis and Kate Scuderi made four saves. Tags: ESMF-Mfield hockey Once it got to the final, ESM saw Stone put in her fourth goal of the season, but F-M matched it and then, in overtime, got the game-winner as Drapas led the way, netting one goal and assisting on the other, by Duggleby. In defeat, ESM goalie Maura Lieb had six saves.Now both sides headed into league competition, F-M going to Liverpool last Wednesday night and, getting its third straight victory, managing to edge the Warriors 1-0 in overtime.Now coached by one of its all-time greats, Molly Brown, Liverpool was 1-1 going into the game, but over 60 minutes of regulation managed to keep the Hornets off the board.But after Warriors goalie McKenna Ecker made seven saves to force OT, the seven-on-seven period went again in F-M’s favor as Drapas put home the game-winner.ESM, meanwhile, got its own shutout, but didn’t require anything beyond regulation as it topped Moravia 3-0 that same night.Stone again led the way, her goal 12 minutes into the first half getting the Spartans a 1-0 edge. Helaina Scolaro converted eight minutes later to double that margin, and just before halftime Searle found the net.Those three goals featured three different players – Kodi Smith, Maggie Saunders and Olivia Grabowski. ESM’s defense held Moravia to just one shot for the entire game.At Homer two nights later, the Spartans got another hat trick from Stone that formed the basis of a 6-0 victory over the Trojans. Not to be forgotten, Searle scored twice, with Raychel Underwood contributing a goal and Grabowski getting another assist.F-M, meanwhile, got into another tournament, the Whitesboro Invitational, where on Friday it met Little Falls in the first round and claimed its fourth victory in a row, 3-1, over the Mounties.Spreading its production around, the Hornets had Milliti, Lucy Fowler and Sofia Melfi each score, with assists going to Drapas and Avery Moses. Lindsey Slaboc had the only goal for Little Falls.Whitesboro routed Central Valley Academy 9-0, so F-M would have to challenge the host Warriors in Saturday’s final, but that didn’t prove too taxing.F-M bashed Whitesboro 6-1, with Drapas recording a three-goal hat trick, helped by two goals and one assist from Amanda Hibbard.. Duggleby also scored as Moses, Militi, Fowler and Nora Wilson each got credit for an assist.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img The occasion of a season-opening tournament allowed field hockey teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and East Syracuse Minoa to face each other Aug. 30 on the Hornets’ home turf .And regulation was not enough to decide it, with the two neighbors battling into overtime until F-M, in the seven-on-seven session, netted the game-winner for a 2-1 victory over the Spartans.This tournament began on Aug. 29 with a memorable first-half performance from ESM senior Grace Stone, who took over to help the Spartans defeat Cortland 3-0.last_img read more

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In return to the Dome, Johnson brings back memories

first_imgWes Johnson raised his right hand in appreciation as he exited the court for the final time Friday. With 23.9 seconds left in the third quarter, the Carrier Dome crowd rose to its feet to pay homage to one of its favorite sons making his triumphant return less than a year after leading Syracuse to its second outright Big East title in program history. And though Johnson, who was taken by Minnesota with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft in June, played just 21 minutes, the night was nostalgic. Showing up to catch a glimpse of Johnson one last time were 11,747 fans, as his Timberwolves beat the Detroit Pistons 99-88 Friday.   ‘I was tired, a lot of adrenaline going,’ Johnson said. ‘It was a lot different from college, when the student section was crazy. Still, seeing the ‘S’ on the floor brought back a lot of memories.’ With those memories still fresh after leading the Orange to a No. 1 ranking and earning 2010 Big East Player of the Year honors, Johnson perhaps let his emotions get the best of him. He finished the game with just four points on 2-of-6 shooting to go along with three assists and two steals on the night. ‘I think Wes was a little nervous coming home,’ Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis said. ‘He wanted to do really well. A lot of the times, he forgot what we were supposed to do out there, but that’s youth. He’s still learning. In shootaround, I saw him do things athletically I had never seen him do, so I know he was fired up.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It was the first time Johnson and two other Syracuse stars — Minnesota teammates Jonny Flynn and Jason Hart — have returned to the Dome for a game since turning pro. Flynn sat out with an injured hip, and Hart played six minutes in the fourth quarter. This year’s crowd was significantly less than the 22,115 that showed up to see Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets take on the Phoenix Suns in an NBA preseason game two years ago. But despite that, the support for Johnson was heard loud and clear from those who did show. Johnson was the last player to be introduced to the crowd prior to the game, setting off a standing ovation and one of the loudest moments of the night. As he made his way through the line of teammates, Johnson was treated to hugs and high fives as the crowd began to ignite. ‘It’s always good to come back to what I like to call ‘home,” Flynn said, sitting in his old SU locker after the game. ‘It’s great seeing all the fans and feeling their support. It just never gets old.’ The crowd collectively cheered the three returning SU stars while showing its discontent for the five former Connecticut and Georgetown players on the Detroit roster. Pistons forward Greg Monroe, who defeated the Orange in the Big East tournament in March, couldn’t help but smile as the boos came pouring down. Adding to the nostalgic feel was the string of former SU legends in the house, making it a reunion of sorts. Among those in attendance were Pearl Washington, Derrick Coleman, Lawrence Moten, Rafael Addison, Gerry McNamara and Dave Bing, now the mayor of Detroit. The group celebrated Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim’s 800th coaching victory at halftime, a feat Boeheim accomplished at the beginning of last season. ‘Having so many guys come back this weekend, that was great,’ Flynn said. ‘This was the first time I ever sat the bench for an entire game here, but aside from that, we couldn’t have asked for anything more.’ As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Johnson and Flynn began signing autographs for the Syracuse faithful that lined the tunnel into the locker room. Johnson signed a ball for the group of ball boys decked out in NBA-replica ‘Johnson’ and ‘Flynn’ Minnesota jerseys before disappearing into the crowd. For one night at the Dome, it wasn’t about what went on during the game. ‘Just being back in the Carrier Dome, Jonny and I looked at each other like, ‘This is crazy.’ I got chills,’ Johnson said. ‘It was good seeing a lot of the faces I usually saw before games. I didn’t have to break that ritual. It was good to see them come out.’ aljohn@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 15, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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SPPD Professor Harry Pachon dies at 66

first_imgHarry Peter Pachon, professor of public policy and expert on Latino politics and policy, died Friday of complications from aspiration pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease after several months in the hospital. He was 66.USC School of Policy, Planning and Development Dean Jack H. Knott sent an email to faculty and students in the school Saturday.Photo courtesy of USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development“Harry was a kind and generous person and a wonderful and beloved friend and colleague to many at USC and in the broader Latino Community,” Knott said in the email. “He will be dearly missed as a friend and colleague, and his legacy of extraordinary contributions to Latino politics and policy at a crucial period in the development of the Latino Community in America will be remembered always.”Pachon last taught at USC in fall 2010.Knott said Pachon was “an effective and well-liked teacher who inspired his students.”He also worked for the USC Center for Urban Affairs as a National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellow between 1973 and 1974.Pachon was the principal investigator for several million dollars of externally funded research grants and contracts, including an evaluation of children’s coverage programs for The California Endowment and one for a program promoting minority and low-income employment in construction projects for the Department of Transportation.Pachon had served as the President of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute since 1993, and arrived at USC in 2003, when the center moved from Claremont Graduate University, where Pachon was the Luther Lee Professor of Public Policy.“Under his leadership, TRPI grew into a civic research organization with national visibility and impact, making major contributions in the areas of immigration, education policy, and Latino politics and policy,” Knott said. “As director of TRPI, Harry had a tremendous impact on the Latino community, both locally and nationally.”In 1983, he co-founded and served as chairman of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund.Pachon was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans in 1997. He also received the Ohtli Award from the Mexican government that year for service on behalf of the Mexican immigrant community in the United States.Pachon often presented expert testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives, House Senate and judiciary committees and several caucuses comprised of racial minorities. He also served as a consultant for the Carnegie, Ford, Kellogg, California Health Care and Feddie Mac foundations.Pachon published four books, several book chapters and journal articles about Latino social capital, educational opportunities, political engagement, electoral behavior and racial justice.He also served on the boards of several local organizations, including the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, Southern California Public Radio and the Education Advisory Committee of the Rand Corporation. In 2000, the NALEO Education Fund designated its naturalization assistance and civic participation activities as the “Harry P. Pachon Civic Education Program.”After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from California State University Los Angeles, he earned his PhD in government from Claremont Graduate School.Pachon is survived by his wife, Barbara, and their children. The School of Policy, Planning and Development said in the email it would inform community about the details of his memorial service.last_img read more

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Tipp minor camogie team through to the Munster final

first_imgThe Tipp minor camogie team are through to the Munster final after they recorded a 3-13 to 1-10 win over Limerick at The Ragg last night.The home team led 1-7 to 0-7 at half time and continued to dominate as an entertaining second half wore on.Casey Hennessy was the star of the show for the Premier girls chipping in with 1-7 over the hour. Geraldine Kinane watched the game for Tipp FM Sport:last_img

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Jose Mourinho says he won’t repeat past mistakes at Tottenham

first_img Source: BBC New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles.The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United.Mourinho described himself as humble in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career.“I realised I made mistakes. I’m not going to make the same mistakes. I’ll make new mistakes – but not the same.”Mourinho, who would not be drawn on what mistakes he was referring to, added: “I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my career – not just the last year, but the whole thing, the evolution, the problems and the solutions. Not to blame anyone else.“It was a great thing. I went really deep with that analysis. A break was very positive for me. It was the first summer I did not work and I felt a little bit at a loss during that pre-season.“I was always humble, in my way. The problem is you didn’t understand that.”Mourinho’s time at Manchester United came to an end last December with the club 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.He had also reportedly fallen out with £89m signing Paul Pogba and was criticised by fans towards the end of his tenure for playing dull, defensive football.The former Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager’s departure from Old Trafford continued his run of having never completed four consecutive seasons in charge of a club.“When I don’t win I cannot be happy and I cannot change that,” Mourinho added. “That is my DNA.“I hope I can influence my players, because if you are happy losing football matches it is very hard to be a winner.“Sometimes you have to work with people you don’t love and work well. I have principles that I cannot change and one of those is that I don’t think I can change.”last_img read more

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Watch Photos:England players train in new World Cup boots

first_imgThe England squad trained on Wednesday in Portugal as the Three Lions begin their preparations for next month’s World Cup. Their first steps toward hopeful glory may have felt a bit different, as it was also the first time they trained in the new Nike and Adidas boots they’ll lace up in at the event. Members of the Three Lions wore the Superfly, Magista and Battle Pack boots during a training session in Portugal.last_img

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$5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNS DEC. 26; POPULAR FREE ONLINE CONTEST FEATURES $2,500 TOP PRIZE & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO TAB ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER PER DAY

first_img                –SHOW STREAK The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500. Players are advised that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive, but they will not receive credit for days missed.                 –WIN STREAK This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.–TOTAL WINS At the conclusion of the Spring Meet, the player with the most total wins will take a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES This too, carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total places (second place finishes) through both the Winter and Spring meets.WIN PAYOUT At the end of the Spring Meet, the player who has tabbed the highest single day win payout will be awarded a $500 prize.Fans are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be made no later than 10 prior to first post time each racing day. Please note, special early first post time on opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, is at 12 noon.                For additional Showvivor details, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2015)–Santa Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will again be available to fans everywhere on the track’s opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26. Showvivor will offer participating fans $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, which concludes on April 10. A new contest will begin in the spring on Thursday, May 5.Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player’s horse of choice fails to finish 1-2-3, that individual is not eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest show streak at the conclusion of the Spring Meet will be declared the winner of $2,500.Along with the longest “show streak” there are a total of five separate ways to win, beginning Dec. 26:last_img read more

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