Understanding the new cannabis legislation as it pertains to youth

first_imgThe RCMP say there are two pieces of legislation at play, the B.C. Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as well as the Federal Cannabis Act.“Both have been put in place to protect children and youth and to promote health and safety for all who chose to possess and consume cannabis.  To enforce the protection of youth and their physical and mental wellbeing, police and courts across Canada have been provided new powers to issues fines and jail terms that previously did not exist.”Police are reminding youth that they have the power to issue tickets for underaged pot uses, a power that did not previously exist.“Previously, if a youth was found with a very small amount of cannabis, regardless of age, one way for police to deal with it was what was called a No Case Seizure.  In this instance, police would seize the cannabis and have it destroyed locally; done.  But now under the new cannabis legislation, police have the power to issues tickets that previously did not exist.”The best suggestions the RCMP can give you is that you do your research on what is actually legal and what is not and the penalties associated with them.For more information on marijuana use, you can visit Health Canada’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is reminding parents and youth about the rules regarding legal marijuana use.With legalization in October, the RCMP say this is not open to everyone, particularly to youth under the legal requirement age of 19 in B.C.“Many of teens are excited about the legalization of cannabis but what they may not know or understand is that nothing has changed for those who are 18 and under… cannabis is still illegal.  And just because it is legal doesn’t mean it doesn’t impact those who are using it, especially developing teens.”last_img read more

34 children died in Indian relief camps since September

first_imgNEW DELHI – At least 34 children aged below 12 died in relief camps in India’s Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts between September 7 and December 20, according to a report by a government appointed committee formed on December 13 to verify reports of deaths among children in camps.“Children have died of pneumonia, not of cold,” the principal secretary of Uttar Pradesh state, Anil Gupta, said on Friday while commenting on relief camp deaths.Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs, usually caused by bacterial or viral infection, which primarily affects the microscopic air sacs.Noting the commitee’s conclusion that the majority of child deaths had occurred outside relief camps, Gupta said, “about ten to twelve children below the age of fifteen died in the relief camps and four kids succumbed to pneumonia.” Gupta denied that there had been medical negligence on the part of doctors at relief camps as serious cases were referred to Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) and district hospitals.Initially the state government had denied outright any deaths at Muzaffarnagar camps, even submitting an affidavit before the Supreme Court with similar claims.The Hindu-Muslim clashes in northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh which broke out on September 7 claimed 65 lives. It left 85 others wounded and rendered 51,000 people, mostly Muslims, homeless.Nearly 5,000 people are still holed up at five relief camps in the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, with almost 2,000 in Loi relief camp alone. Around 2,000 others are in Malakpur.last_img read more

Moroccos Boxing Superstar Mohamed Rabii Wins 9th Pro Fight

Rabat – Moroccan boxing star Mohamed Rabii added another win to his repertoire through his impressive skills.The undefeated boxer won his ninth professional fight against Polish boxer Rafal Jackiewicz on Saturday in Germany’s Magdeburg, maintaining his momentum in the boxing sport.Rabii’s fans call him Morocco’s Mohammed Ali, while international commentators are dubbing him the “rising star.” The star also clinched a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.According to the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Rabii is one of the biggest worldwide boxing success stories of 2015.“Rabii was the number one ranked Welterweight in Season V of the World Series of Boxing after seven consecutive victories.”Now the boxing star can add two more victories to his professional resume.“The orthodox Moroccan star has continued to impress by winning gold at the AFBC African Confederation Boxing Championships,” added AIBA.Rabii, who made his professional debut at super welterweight division on March 2017, won his eighth professional battle in October 2018 against Kazakhstani contender Alexandr Zhuravkiy. read more

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea report progress in UNled efforts to end border

22 July 2008Gabon and Equatorial Guinea said today that they have made substantial progress towards referring their border dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial organ of the United Nations. In a joint statement issued after two days of meetings at the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG), representatives of the neighbouring African countries said they had worked on key documents for a planned joint submission to the ICJ, which would then adjudicate on the boundary.The maritime dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, which emerged in 2003, centres on an island which has oil resources. The two States have agreed to exploit the area jointly until the dispute is resolved.Gabon and Equatorial Guinea said in today’s statement that they will meet again in New York in September to finalize the documents being submitted to the ICJ.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who opened a high-level meeting between the two countries last month as part of UN efforts to end the dispute, also said he would soon appoint a Special Adviser and Mediator to assist the process. read more

Body of missing man Ken Fagan has been found

first_imgUpdated 10.10 pm on 12 August GARDAÍ IN DUNDALK have located the body of 23-year-old Ken Fagan who’d been missing since last Wednesday.A number have appeals had been issued in an attempt to find him and CCTV footage had been released.Gardaí say they would like to thank the public for their assistance in the search.Read: Gardaí renew appeal for missing 81-year-old Dublin man Thomas Kennedy >Read: PSNI search for missing German tourist >last_img

Kevin Nash to make up canceled appearance for MCW on 27

first_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Ric Flair Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlundcenter_img Gene Okerlund Roman Reigns is in Remission WhatsApp Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Kevin Nash, who had to cancel a recent appearance for Maryland Championship Wrestling back in December due to family issues in lieu of his arrest that month for an incident involving his son, will be making up his previously scheduled appearance for the company on 2/7 in Joppa, Maryland. Also appearing on that show will be WWE Hall of Famers Amy “Lita” Dumas and Road Warrior Animal.For more on MCW, go to www.marylandwrestling.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Elias announces concert this Saturday has been canceled, Titus O’Neil charitable act for WWE fanlast_img read more

Spalletti Inter Milan will be without Nainggolan for a while

first_imgInter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti expects a lengthy lay-off for Radja Nainggolan after he limped off in Sunday’s 1-0 derby win over AC MilanThe Belgian midfielder was forced off with a reported ankle problem after just 30 minutes of action at the San Siro following a challenge by Milan counterpart Lucas Biglia.Now Spalletti, who replaced Nainggolan with Borja Valero in the game, fears a long absence for his summer signing.“Nainggolan has been chopped down,” Spalletti said to Sky Sport Italia.“We have to take him to the hospital and see. He won’t be with us for a while.”Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.A dramatic injury-time winner from captain Mauro Icardi settled the 222nd official Derby di Milano in Inter’s favour.Spalletti, who felt that they were the deserving victors, was also pleased with the way Inter countered Milan’s dangerous passing game.“It’s dangerous when you press high, as there is always the risk of conceding a counter, but we were perfect and forced Milan to continually lose the ball,” added Spalletti.“We ensured Milan were incapable of playing their quality passing game that Gennaro Gattuso had spoken about.”Inter will next face Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League at Camp Nou.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Human Resources Generalist at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time Animal Care Technician at RAPS Consulting Inc.Full-Time Client Services Representative at AllOne HealthFull-Time Quality Assurance at CutisPharmaFull-Time Account Executive 3 (Enterprise Direct Sales) at ComcastPart-Time Engineering Intern at UniFirstPart-Time Inbound Expert at TargetFull-Time Water Mitigation Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Movers & Drivers at Two Men And A Truck(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

North Pacific Halibut Bycatch Limit Could See 50 Percent Cut

first_imgHalibut harvests have been on the decline in the Bering Sea for years, but the amount that trawlers and catcher-processors are allowed to take has stayed the same. Now, federal regulators have agreed to consider stiffer limits on halibut bycatch.Download AudioThis weekend, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to study the impact of cutting the 10 million-pound bycatch limit by as much as 50 percent.“Unless we act — and act fairly decisively — as soon as possible, we may continue to face what could be an emergency in a subsequent year,” Council member Duncan Fields, who introduced the measure, said.(Photo by the National Marine Fisheries Service)Halibut fishermen narrowly avoided a major cut to their catch limit in the Bering Sea this winter.The International Pacific Halibut Commission, which sets those limits, decided not to go through with the reductions as long as their counterparts on the North Pacific council agreed to take a second look at bycatch restrictions.They’re written into federal policy. The council has the power to make changes and they have requested voluntary reductions across the fleet.But as Karen Pletnikoff pointed out in public testimony, the cap hasn’t officially changed in over a decade.“In that time, how many fish, jobs, and dollars would the Bering Strait, the Gulf of Alaska, Southeast and beyond have had and could have if that bycatch survived to recruitment?” she said.Pletnikoff is a manager for the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. She pointed to shore plants in Atka and St. Paul that rely on deliveries of halibut to keep business going — and stand to benefit if there’s less bycatch and bigger harvests.But representatives from the trawl fleet warned that tighter limits could create an economic burden on their side, as well.The exact impacts aren’t clear yet. A draft study provided to the council showed that a 35-percent cut could cost one group of catcher-processors up to $368 million — mostly from fishing less to avoid halibut.On that front, Captain John Nelson said he’s not sure how much more he could do. His vessel, the Rebecca Irene, has already changed its fishing schedule and added excluder nets to let halibut out.“And we’ve been working with these tools a long time,” Nelson said. “The excluder really has been dialed in to be about as efficient as it can be, right up to this year. Beyond this point, I do not see, in my experience, a lot of gain. Any increments of gain — which we will continue to try to make — are going to be very small.”Nelson said he did see promise in new tools like deck sorting. Instead of going inside the vessel to be weighed and tallied, halibut bycatch is checked right on deck and thrown back if it’s viable.A few boats got permission to test that method under an experimental permit over the next year.Until then, the North Pacific council has pledged to work with the international halibut board — and figure out better tools for estimating stocks and bycatch between the two of them.The reductions will come back for review during the North Pacific council’s June meeting in Sitka. They’re scheduled to take final action at that time.last_img read more

Political operative accused of battery in Vegas

first_imgSen. Dan Sullivan’s former campaign manager Ben Sparks may be facing arrest following a bizarre report of domestic violence in Las Vegas.Listen nowThe political adviser’s ex-partner told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Sparks abused and assaulted her, culminating in an altercation at her house late last month. She showed the paper a contract she and Sparks signed commiting her to being his “slave in training.” She said his behavior escalated and became abusive in recent weeks.The Review-Journal does not name the woman. The article cites a police report that says Sparks called 911 but fled before police arrived and that officers found probable cause to arrest him for domestic battery.Sparks has worked for Republican political campaigns around the country. He had been working for a congressional campaign in Las Vegas but the Review-Journal reports he was fired after the March 29 incident.Sullivan’s Senate office, in a written statement, called the allegations against Sparks “shocking and extremely disturbing” and said Sparks’ employment ended at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign.Sparks also worked in Alaska in 2016, on a campaign called Alaska’s Future. It aimed to convince Alaska lawmakers to tap the Permanent Fund to help close the fiscal gap.last_img read more

25yrold wrestler found dead under suspicious circumstances in

first_imgBibinagar (Yadadri-Bhongir): A pall of gloom descended on Padamati Somaram village of Bibinagar mandal with the suspicious death of a young wrestler.According to sources, Sangem Praveen Goud (25) is working as a supervisor at a brick kiln at Madaram village of Gatkesar mandal. On Tuesday night, he left the house by informing his parents and on Wednesday, he was found hanging in a tin-roofed shed located near the brick unit where he was working. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Villagers expressed their doubts over Praveen’s death as the roof of the shed was very low. Further liquor bottles in the room and his mobile sim were also missing. Praveen parents informed the Gatkesar police that their son has no enmity with anyone and opined that his sudden death could be a planned murder. On demand of villagers, the police shifted Praveen’s body to Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad for autopsy.last_img read more

Eight killed in two separate road mishaps in Hooghly district

first_imgChuchura(WB): At least eight persons were killed in two separate road mishaps in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, police said Saturday. Five persons were killed when a car ploughed into a Durga puja immersion procession at Dumurdaha in the district Friday night, the police said. Hooghly Rural, Superintendent of Police, Sukesh Jain said two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. In the second incident, three persons were killed when a truck hit an e-rickshaw at Chuchura Friday night, they said.last_img read more

Three major Australian political parties hacked by sophisticated state actor ahead of

first_imgYesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, revealed that “a sophisticated state actor”  was behind a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network of major political parties. First reported by The Guardian, the attack affected the computer networks of the Liberal Party and the Nationals – as well as the opposition Labor Party, only three months before the Parliamentary election in May. Morrison told reporters that “Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this malicious activity”. In a statement to parliament on Monday, he said there was no evidence of electoral interference and measures  were taken to “ensure the integrity of our electoral system”. This intrusion into the networks of political parties was detected by agencies investigating the attack on the Parliament House network. He said security agencies had “acted decisively” to confront the incursion and were “securing these systems and protecting users”. Australian Cyber Security Centre head Alastair MacGibbon stated that the agency was currently unable to answer whether or not data had been stolen because all the agencies involved were “acting extraordinarily quickly and very openly, so we are piecing together all of the events.” There is no evidence as to which country was behind the intrusion as well as no comment on how deeply the attack had penetrated the computer networks. The news comes just months after the Assistance and Access Bill was passed that allows the police to tell apps like WhatsApp and Signal to build in so-called “backdoors”, to give investigators access to the contents of messages, to assist in any investigation of cyber offense. However, security experts were unanimously against backdoors since once such a mechanism has been implanted in the app, it can create a target for other countries’ spy agencies and corporate spies to see what people are discussing. Users on Twitter and HackerNews have expressed strong sentiments on this news, one user is blaming the government’s choices like weakening the encryption in apps through their new law, that has lead to this attack. Other users are speculating Russia’s hand in this attack. The Sydney Morning Herald stated that just four states — China, Russia, Israel, and the United States — have the capability to perform such an attack. Head over to BBC for more insights on this news. Read Next Australian intelligence and law enforcement agencies already issued notices under the ‘Assistance and Access’ Act despite opposition from industry groups Australia’s Facial recognition and identity system can have “chilling effect on freedoms of political discussion, the right to protest and the right to dissent”: The Guardian report Australia passes a rushed anti-encryption bill “to make Australians safe”; experts find “dangerous loopholes” that compromise online privacy and safetylast_img read more

Watch Jimmy Fallons reaction to his new ride at Universal Orlando Resort

first_img ORLANDO — Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, couldn’t contain his excitement as he toured his new attraction at Universal Orlando Resort.Opening on April 6, ‘Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon’ will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at The Tonight Show’s most hilarious segments as well as take them on an action-packed race through New York against Fallon himself. It is the first ride at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience.Fallon got a sneak preview of the attraction with Mark Woodbury, vice chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts. Watch the video of his reaction here: youtube.com/watch?time_continue=215&v=dDeRl2iEthw Share Watch Jimmy Fallon’s reaction to his new ride at Universal Orlando Resort Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Theme Parks & Attractions, Universal Studios << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more