Canada: officials urge action to keep edible marijuana away from kids

first_imgThe Guardian 11 November 2018Family First Comment: Next time the Drug Foundation or a Green MP says how great Canada is, mention this story…“federal legislation prohibits the sale of edible versions of the drug until at least 2019. The law, however, has done little to stop online retailers and physical stores from openly selling brownies and candies infused with cannabis throughout the country. Ontario and Alberta have already experienced nearly 600 cases of poisoning last year for patients under the age of 20, nearly twice the figure for 2014. The two provinces also saw 24 children under the age of four taken to emergency rooms after eating cannabis edibles last year”#SayNoToBigMarijuanawww.VoteNo.nzFollowing a sharp increase in cannabis poisoning among young people, Canadian health professionals are calling for tighter controls to keep edible marijuana products away from minors.Canada last month became the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis, but federal legislation prohibits the sale of edible versions of the drug until at least 2019. The law, however, has done little to stop online retailers and physical stores from openly selling brownies and candies infused with cannabis throughout the country.Ontario and Alberta have already experienced nearly 600 cases of poisoning last year for patients under the age of 20, nearly twice the figure for 2014. The two provinces also saw 24 children under the age of four taken to emergency rooms after eating cannabis edibles last year, the Canadian Institute for Health Information said.“We’ve seen a spike for sure,” said Dr Margaret Thompson, director of the Ontario Poison Centre. “Will we see a huge increase as they did in some of the United States? I can’t say for sure.”Following legalization, a number of US states experienced a significant jump in the hospitalizations related to cannabis. Colorado quickly tightened rules around the previously unregulated edibles market as emergency visits set a new record. In a bid to keep the product unappealing to children, the revised state rules prevented products from resembling animals, fruit or people, and limiting their THC content.Because the effect of cannabis is delayed when eaten – and ingesting a gummy bear or cookie is easier than smoking – doctors have greater concerns over poisoning cases with edibles.READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/11/canada-cannabis-marijuana-edible-children-warningsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Batesville businesses nominated for INTERNnet Employer of the Year

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Several Batesville employers including Batesville Casket, Batesville Tool & Die, Wood-Mizer, and Heartwood Manufacturing have been nominated for the Indiana INTERNnet IMPACT Award in the category of Employer of the Year for its outstanding internship program with high school students.Winners will be announced at a luncheon on February 8 in Indianapolis.Genesis: Pathways to Success, nominated the four employers to recognize their contribution to the Batesville co-op program.last_img

Pochettino backing for Cortese

first_imgSouthampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he will follow Nicola Cortese out of the club should the executive chairman leave. Press Association The Italian businessman is understood to be considering his position at Saints due to frustrations over the backing he receives. Cortese, who has overseen Saints rise from League One to the top flight, wants the Liebherr trust to underwrite his strategy for Southampton to consolidate themselves in the Premier League. The executive chairman will make a decision on whether to remain at the club within the next month and manager Pochettino has confirmed if Cortese leaves, so will he. Asked if he would be staying if Cortese left, the Argentinian said: “Of course not, because the person that has put his faith in me in this club and as a manager is Nicola Cortese. center_img “Nicola Cortese has basically been the reality at Southampton for the past four years. “Of course, the people that are in the club, that are part of the club, that are behind the scenes in the club were a little bit worried about what has been said. Me on a personal sense, I would not understand a Southampton without Nicola being here.”¼ A source close to Cortese, who has overseen Saints’ rise from League One to the top flight, said he will make a decision on whether to remain as chairman within the next month. It is understood Cortese’s current frustration centres on those in charge of the trust knowing little about football and not committing themselves to his plans. Cortese has told the trust he wants to take Southampton to the next level and wants them to support his strategy for doing so, including committing itself to underwriting some modest investment. Cortese feels he has proved he has handled the club well and his decision, controversial at the time, to replace Nigel Adkins with Pochettino four months ago has paid off with the Saints having secured Premier League status for next season. Cortese was instrumental in the purchase of Southampton in 2009 by Swiss businessman Markus Liebherr, who died suddenly the following year. When I first arrived here, nobody knew who Mauricio Pochettino was,” the Saints boss added. “Nicola put his faith in me and knew me from way, way back. When I got to know his project, we were basically on the same wavelength as to what we wanted for Southampton in the future. Basically, my future in Southampton has to be with Nicola.” last_img read more

Modem takes control

first_img Press Association The five-year-old was sent off a 5-1 chance at the bottom of the weights for the two-mile Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders’ Handicap and turned in a power-packed display for her proud connections. Wood Breizh held a slight lead off the bend, but the grey was overwhelmed by Ted Veale, Awesome Star and Modem inside the final 250 yards. But it was the latter who held the momentum when it mattered as Kate Harrington kept her companion up to his work to defeat runner-up Awesome Star by a neck. Ted Veale, the 4-1 favourite, was not far away in third spot, while Wood Breizh stayed on doggedly for fourth. Modem’s sights will now be briskly switched towards the Guinness Galway Hurdle on Thursday. Jessica Harrington said: “Everything we wanted to happen in the race happened. “I said, ‘Jump out, get a place on the rails’, and it was absolutely brilliant. “Kate got out and he was great, the little horse. “He absolutely battled to the line and he’s a smashing little horse. “We’re trying to go for the big-race double. Trainer Jessica Harrington and daughter Kate teamed up in glorious fashion to take the feature race on day one of the Galway Festival with Modem. “He’s had a rest from Cheltenham to Killarney and we’ve been keeping him for this. “This was the plan but I didn’t think he’d ever get into this race.” Kate Harrington said: “You need some luck in this race, but I jumped out and got a perfect position. “Hopefully he’ll run on Thursday and he’d have a right chance. “I always dreamt one day I would win this race but I can’t believe it’s happened.” Harrington received a ten day suspension for not giving her mount enough time to respond. last_img read more

Late goals give B’ville girls soccer win over F-M

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls soccer Having waited 10 1/2 months to get another shot at the side that denied them the Section III Class AA championship in 2018, the Baldwinsville girls soccer team could afford a bit more patience.Both patience and skill, along with a healthy dose of toughness, was needed Tuesday night at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, with the Bees waiting until the late stages of regulation of a tense, exciting battle with Fayetteville-Manlius to get the goals it needed to defeat the Hornets 2-0.The strong starts by both teams in 2019 suggests that B’ville and F-M are on a course toward another sectional final. The Bees entered this game 5-1, having won four in a row, while the Hornets had won each of its first five games.With plenty of skilled players on both sides, a lot of scoring chances were expected, and B’ville got one less than three minutes into the game when Hannah Mimas, who scored eight goals in her previous three games, hit a hard shot from the left side off the crossbar.And that was as close as the Bees would get to score in the early stages. Though it controlled the early flow of play, B’ville’s opportunities waned, and F-M began to assert itself late in the first half, stretching that effort into the second half.A series of corner kicks and free kicks gave the Hornets plenty of opportunities to move out in front, but the Bees’ defense, led by Leah Burrer, Sydney Smith, Emma Warren and Gwyneth Madden, were effective in turning them back.No stop was bigger, though, than the sliding save made by a charging Jenna Boutilier when F-M’s Hannah Knych charged in from the right side for a solo run at the net in the 50th minute. Not only did it keep the game 0-0, the B’ville goalie energized her teammates, who attacked with more consistency the rest of the way.With 14:09 left, Mimas, working from the right corner, drew two defenders and passed it to the middle, where Pia Cavallaro one-timed a shot that eluded Hornets goalie Sydney Mahr and slid inside the right post.Not content with that 1-0 lead, B’ville made more key defensive stops, and Mimas returned to clinch it with 2:59 left, taking a pass from Hannah Johnson and drilling a hard shot from a tough angle into the top left corner of the net.Less than three weeks will pass until the Bees face F-M again Oct. 7, this time on the Hornets’ home turf.In the meantime, B’ville hosted Rome Free Academy on Thursday and had to work hard to beat the Black Knights by that same 2-0 margin.Once again, it was Mimas getting the Bees on the board, only this time it happened in the first half, her goal assisted by Madden, though RFA’s defense did a solid job the rest of the half to keep it 1-0.That slim margin remained in place until, with 18 minutes left, Mimas doubled it, this time scoring off a pass from Taylor Metcalf.Twice more this week, B’ville would be at home, against West Genesee on Tuesday and a rematch Saturday with the New Hartford side that gave the Bees its lone defeat of the season on Aug. 30, with a trip to Liverpool in between.last_img read more

Munster look to secure home Champions Cup quarter-final

first_imgRassie Erasmus’s side trounced the French team 32-7 earlier this month and are warm favourites to make it two wins from two.The game also sees Racing’s coach Ronan O’Gara make his return to Thomond Park where he spent 16 years as a player.Despite the home advantage, Munster scrum-half Conor Murray is expecting a greater challenge from Racing this time around. Kick-off in Limerick is at 5.30pm.last_img

Alpena’s Favorite Pastry, Paczki Sale is Back!

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena will be a little heavier this weekend because the All Saints Parish Annual Paczki Sale is happening.The Polish pastry tradition started Saturday morning with workers frying up a variety of Paczki’s including date, raisin, jelly filled, sugared and frosted.The popular pastry that has become a favorite in the United States is sold before Lent season.Proceeds made from this weekend’s sale will benefit the activities for the All Saints Women’s Group and the All Saint’s School.“We help with all sorts of things around the church. We sponsor blood drives, and help with linens in the church and lot’s of things,” Kilmaszewski said.Cooking since 4 am workers at Saturday’s event says it’s important to pass Polish tradition down from generation to generations.“We think it’s important to continue this tradition that has been passed on through so many generations so that the next generation will know about it and continue to pass it on,” Kowalski said.If you missed out on Saturday’s sale, there will be another sale on Sunday, February 26th from 8 am until every pastry is sold out.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: All Saints Parish, Fat Tuesday, Lent Season, Paczki, Paczki SaleContinue ReadingPrevious Hope Shores Alliance Trying to Make Impact About Teen Dating ViolenceNext Michigan State Troopers do 22 Push-ups Challenge for Veteran Suicide Awarenesslast_img read more

Provencio’s defense calls 1 witness; jury expected to hear closing statements early Tuesday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It took the State of Kansas five days of testimony to wrap up its case against Sylvester Provencio, charged with aggravated battery, a level 5 felony.It took the defense less than five minutes.After Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer closed his case Monday afternoon, Provencio’s defense attorney Jess Hoeme called on Sumner County Detective Keith Bristor to the stand. He asked if there was any blood samples taken at the scene of the alleged crime.Bristor said there was not.Bristor said he took over for Jeff Hawkins as the Sumner County Sheriff Detective in 2015. The April 22, 2015 brawl in southern Sumner County was one of the last cases that Hawkins investigated. Bristor said he knew of no blood evidence that was submitted or documented to a state forensic crime lab.Provencio then declined to testify in his behalf. Hoeme then rested his case.Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin then excused the jury for the day, and told them to reconvene on 9 a.m. Tuesday where both County Attorney Kerwin Spencer and Hoeme will present their closing arguments. The 12-person jury is then expected to start deliberation thereafter.Shortly after the state rested this afternoon, Hoeme asked the judge to dismiss the aggravated battery charge because there was not enough sufficient evidence that Provencio used force against Greg Schneider, 53, of Caldwell, who sustained significant injuries during the melee.Hoeme said the melee involving four Caldwell men, five miles east of Caldwell, which started over a truck being stuck. There was essentially two fights going at the same time, Hoeme said – one between Provencio and Brian Nispel while Reedy and Schneider were fighting elsewhere. He said since there is no evidence that Provencio hurt Schneider, then there is no reason that he should be charged with aggravated battery.McQuin said, he too has doubts that there is enough evidence to convict Provencio of aggravated battery. But he told Hoeme he was not prepared to rule on the matter and would like to see what the jury thinks.McQuin also said the only solid evidence linking Provencio to Schneider was Wednesday’s testimony of Nispel.Nispel said on the stand that he was fighting with Provencio in the opposite ditch, when he was able to escape, get in his truck and make a U-turn. It was only then that he said he saw Provencio along with Reedy kicking an unconscious Schneider.Hoeme said that there is no shred of evidence that links Provencio to any of the injuries that Schneider incurred.Both men testified last week the brawl was initiated by a verbal confrontation between Provencio and Schneider, before Nispel arrived. However, when Nispel did arrive, Provencio diverted his attention to Nispel. The melee ensued when Provencio and Nispel started fighting in the opposite ditch while Reedy and Schneider were scrapping in front of Schneider’s pink Cadillac.Nispel said once he got away from Provencio, according to his testimony, he told Schneider “let’s get out of here” before getting into his pickup and driving in a southward direction. That was when he called Sumner County 911.Between that brief exchange with Schneider to when Nispel made a U-turn several feet south, Schneider had been knocked to the ground with what appeared to be a blow to the head.Nispel said he didn’t see the blow, but when he started driving forward, the two younger men were kicking at an unconscious Schneider on the ground. He then used his pickup to attempt knock Provencio and Reedy into the ditch.Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer had introduced a metal pipe piece into evidence that was found in Schneider’s pink Cadillac after it was recovered in Caldwell. Provencio and Reedy took Schneider’s car and drove it back into town. However, the judge ruled the metal piece was irrelevant in that there was not enough substantial DNA evidence that the metal piece had anything to do with the brawl.Reedy has pled guilty to aggravated battery last week and is awaiting sentencing in July.Hoeme said it was likely that Reedy made the blow to Schneider and that the only contact Provencio made with Schneider was a swing that never made contact during the initial conversation.“The aggravated battery charge is mitigated by emotion,” Hoeme said. “But there is no solid evidence that is supported by law and facts. You take out the emotion and you do not have a case.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Carli Lloyd: It was ‘disappointing’ to hear U.S. Soccer’s sexist lawsuit arguments

first_imgUnited States women’s national team star Carli Lloyd has spoken out about U.S. Soccer’s sexist legal arguments against her team that caused widespread outrage.In court filings released last month, the American soccer federation argued that its women’s national team did not deserve the same amount of money as the men’s team because, in part, the women are not as strong or fast as the men and have less responsibility. MORE: How USWNT will be affected by postponement of Olympics”The job of MNT player (competing against senior men’s national teams) requires a higher level of skill based on speed and strength than does the job of WNT player (competing against senior women’s national teams),” the federation stated.The outrage over that legal argument led U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro to resign, and for the federation to change its legal team and scrap the sexist strategy it had used.Though there was plenty of backlash in March, U.S. Soccer’s strategy had previously been made clear by court filings released in February that included an exchange where a lawyer asked Lloyd if she believed the women’s national team could be competitive against the men’s national team.”I’m not sure,” Lloyd replied. “Shall we fight it out to see who wins and then we get paid more?”The USWNT filed suit in March 2019, alleging that U.S. Soccer was violating the law by paying unequally because of their gender. With a trial currently set for May, Lloyd said she was dismayed to see her federation’s legal arguments against the four-time World Cup champions, explaining her now-infamous retort to the U.S. Soccer lawyer.”I don’t have the physical attributes and the speed and the strength that male athletes are born with,” Lloyd told Sports Illustrated. “None of us women do.”There are some incredibly skillful women that play soccer, and it was just disappointing to hear over and over again the argument of us not being as skilled as the men. “So I had to find some funny remarks just to kind of keep the whole mood light. That was just one of them that came out and went public.”Lloyd went on to suggest that training camps involving the USWNT and USMNT could help instill more unity among American players. “As a whole, we need the culture to change,” Lloyd said. “We need everybody to feel united. I wish that we integrated more with the men’s team.”last_img read more

Suspect in Tibbetts murder wants trial moved for diversity

first_imgMONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts wants to have his trial moved to a more diverse county.The 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera’s lawyers filed a motion Friday asking that the trial be moved out of Poweshiek County, so there can be more minority representation in the jury pool.Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa. Investigators recovered her body a month later in a cornfield. A medical examiner has said Tibbetts was stabbed to death.Rivera is a Mexican national who has been accused of being in the country illegally. He worked at a dairy farm a few miles from where Tibbetts disappeared.last_img read more