Kate Hawkesby: Legislation will never stop a black market

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 28 February 2020Family First Comment: Exactly. ‘Legalisation’ increases the demand and use, while ‘regulation’ simply empowers the black market because drug users don’t do ‘regulation’! Never have. Never will.The very week the government looks to legislate on vaping, guess what happens?To serve as a reminder I guess that you can do whatever you want around legislating stuff, you’ll never control the black market. Or squash it, 12 to 13 year old school children are being approached in a busy shopping precinct in Auckland and if it’s happening in Auckland it’ll be happening in other cities too no doubt and they’re being offered ‘cheap’ vapes for sale.Out of a woman’s bag. An Asian woman sifting the back alleys of Auckland’s Newmarket, is approaching young kids in school uniforms, and selling them vapes. I’ve heard about this from both school kids who’ve been approached, and from parents.It’s a cash deal of course, and the seller’s got the juices too.Some of the juices are 6 mg’s nicotine. For a kid. Whose never smoked, but is being offered a cheap vape and a juice with 6 milligrams of nicotine in it.God knows where the vape juice or the vapes themselves are from, but kids don’t ask those kinds of questions.They think it’s cool, they’re in a group, they’re under pressure, someone’s offering to sell them one ‘for cheap’ with no restrictions or age requirements or any questions asked.So school kids are being direct marketed to, and they’re buying them.READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/early-edition/opinion/kate-hawkesby-legislation-will-never-stop-a-black-market/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings.

first_imgSweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings.Pile a plate high with skillet-fried wings, then drizzle with a tomato-based sauce flavored with honey, hot sauce, and lime juice. The wings have a nice spicy kick to them, thanks to the hot sauce and ground red pepper, so serve with Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for dipping, and vegetable slices to cool your guests down.Makes 4 to 6 servingsIngredients:1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup honey1/4 cup chipotle-flavored hot sauce1 tablespoon grated lime rind (about 3 limes)3 tablespoons fresh lime juice1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper4 to 5 pounds chicken wings1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 cup all-purpose flourPeanut or vegetable oilPreparationHeat tomato sauce and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Stir in honey and next 4 ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes. Set tomato sauce mixture aside.Cut off wingtips, and discard. Cut wings in half at joint, if desired.Sprinkle wings evenly with salt and pepper; dredge lightly in flour, shaking off excess.Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat oil to 375°.Fry wings, in 3 batches, 8 minutes per batch or until golden and crispy. Remove wings from oil using a slotted spoon; drain on layers of paper towels. (Allow oil to return to 375° before adding next batch of wings.)Place wings in a large bowl. Drizzle with tomato sauce mixture, tossing well to coat. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.Recipe Source: Myrecipies.com Food & DiningLifestyle Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings. by: – August 16, 2011 Tweet 26 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Enobakhare returns to Wolves from unsuccessful Wigan loan

first_img Loading… The 21-year-old was at Wigan for the first half of the season, but he only played a single League Cup game all season. He did not get the chances he expected, per the Express and Star.Advertisement Bright Enobakhare has returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers sooner than anticipated. Now he is back at Wolves, and it is possible he will go out on loan to another club for the second half of the season. He has not played for Wolves since they got promotion to the Premier League. Read Also:Olympic Eagles countenance three points against CIV The 21-year-old was a part of the team that emerged from the Championship two years ago. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In Hollywood9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?World’s Most Delicious Foods7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

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City gov’t proposes P2.7B 2020 budget

first_imgFor 2020, the proposed budget for themayor’s office is P73.7 million for personnel services and P590,400, 957 forMaintenance and Other Operating Expenses./PN Of the P2.7 billion proposal, 57.21percent (P1,546,449,500) will come from local taxes while the remaining fromthe city’s Internal Revenue Allotment. Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN But here’s one good news to citygovernment employees. “We have adjusted sangsweldo sang aton mga empleyado kag may saka man nga 10 percent across theboard per department para ka-functionsila properly,” said Treñas. Treñas said no city hall departmentwould get zero budget. It hurdled the SangguniangPanlungsod’s appropriations committee and is now set for deliberation by thelegislative body. His uncle, Mayor Jerry Treñas, previouslywarned that department heads absent in meetings he called won’t be gettingbudgets. ILOILO City – The city government’sproposed budget for 2020 is P2.7 billion. “It’s a conservative budget,” said CouncilorJay Treñas, chairperson of the appropriations committee, “kay indi kita segurado sang mga actual naton nga income.” The proposed budget, however, isaround P400-million higher than this year’s. Matters not covered by the proposed2020 budget may be funded via budget supplements, said Treñas.last_img read more

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McNamara in induced coma

first_img Course spokesman Andy Clifton said: “JT McNamara is being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol via air ambulance and continues to undergo assessment.” The rider was reported to be conscious following the fall, but McNamara’s uncle, the trainer Andrew McNamara, said: “I’ve been told that JT is in an induced coma at the moment.” JT McNamara was airlifted to hospital in an induced coma after being injured in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival. The renowned amateur rider was partnering Galaxy Rock for trainer Jonjo O’Neill in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup when the pair crashed out at the first fence. Medical staff were quickly on hand to treat McNamara and it was decided to transfer him to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol for further treatment without delay. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Taylor sought advice from Shearer

first_img The 29-year-old Newcastle utility man turned to the pair, as well as other fellow professionals who had suffered similar misfortune, before asking renowned American knee specialist Richard Steadman to repair the cruciate ligament he ruptured twice in seven months. Now Taylor is working hard to ensure he is in a position to return to pre-season training with his team-mates next month and put his injury nightmare behind him. Press Association He told the Shields Gazette: “I spoke to Michael, Jimmy Bullard, Al and Jamie Redknapp. Because I knew it was such big surgery for me career-wise, I had to make sure it was right. “I spoke to people who had been over there and come back from the same injury. “They gave me the green light – everyone was so positive about the place. I was like, ‘Come on, let’s get over there’.” Taylor’s initial trip to Dr Steadman’s famous Colorado Clinic yielded further bad news when it emerged that he would need two bouts of surgery six months apart to address the problem, meaning an extended spell on the sidelines. That simply compounded a miserable episode in the former Wigan player’s spell on Tyneside. His agony began in August 2012 when, after scoring in the first leg of the Magpies’ UEFA Cup clash with Greek side Atromitos, he suffered his first cruciate injury. That left him facing seven, gruelling months of rehabilitation, which he had negotiated by April last year, only to suffer a recurrence on the training pitch as he prepared for a comeback. Taylor said: “I knew I’d done something, but I tried to convince myself it wasn’t the same injury. “I was trying to remain positive until I had the scan. There was nobody near me in training. There was just one twist. “I had the scan and it didn’t sink in until I came back in. There were tears in the doc’s room. I didn’t know what to do at the time.” center_img Ryan Taylor sought the advice of Alan Shearer and Michael Owen as he looked to bounce back from the knee injury which has cost him almost two years of his career. last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img— Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst and men’s basketball coach Greg Gard are being asked to take a 15% pay cut over the next six months as part of the school’s response to the pandemic. School officials say Alvarez, Chryst and Gard are among 25 of the athletic department’s highest-earning employees who are being asked to take that voluntary cut. There will be no reduction in that group’s work hours.— Canada’s gymnastics federation laid off 70% of its staff this week. The organization’s chief executive officer hopes the emergency funding announced by the federal government Friday allows him to recall people soon. Canada’s amateur sports system will receive nearly $52 million to alleviate the financial pain from the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes whose monthly Sport Canada checks are affected by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 also receive financial aid.— Figure Skating in Harlem is pivoting from the ice to the internet. The annual fundraiser was called off in March, two days before it would have hit the ice. So instead, the Figure Skating in Harlem Champions in Life Virtual Gala will be held on May 14. It will feature Olympic champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis. The 23-year-old group is the only organization for girls of color that combines education with access to the athletic and artistic discipline of figure skating.— One of the fighters scheduled to take part in Saturday’s UFC mixed martial arts event in Jacksonville, Florida, has tested positive for the COVID-19. UFC says Jacaré Souza’s middleweight bout against Uriah Hall has been called off after Souza tested positive, along with his two cornermen. UFC says all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely. The UFC is returning after an involuntary eight-week break that upended plans by UFC President Dana White to keep fighting amid the coronavirus outbreak.— The president of French soccer club Lyon (lee-OHN’) says all members of its men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus. They were tested by team doctors. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR cancels 3 major racesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s revised 2020 Cup schedule eliminates three major races as the circuit attempts to restart its season. NASCAR has canceled races at Richmond Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Speedway. Richmond was originally scheduled for April 19 and Chicagoland was slated for June 21. Speedway Motorsports traded its road course race in Sonoma scheduled for June 14 for a Cup race at Charlotte on May 27.NASCAR plans to race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on May 17 and May 20. Since those races weren’t originally scheduled, NASCAR forfeited events at its Richmond and Chicago tracks.NASCAR is attempting to race at tracks within driving distance of its North Carolina-based teams.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference Friday with members of the National Basketball Players Association for an update on the league’s plans amid the pandemic. A person familiar with the call’s details says Silver told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility. Silver also spoke about the well-known notion of having the season resume in a centralized location, though cautioned that no decisions may be made for another several weeks. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum.The 160 players drafted would be by far the fewest since the annual selection started in 1965. The amount of signing bonus pool money eliminated is over $29 million.KYLE LARSON RETURNSKyle Larson returns to racing – on dirtKNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Kyle Larson has returned to racing for the first time since he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur in a NASCAR iRacing event last month. Larson was one of 24 drivers to make the main event in Friday night’s World of Outlaws sprint car race, a $15,000-to-win Invitational held without spectators on the dirt oval in Knoxville, Iowa. Larson finished 10th. Associated Press — At least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season. Ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs, the Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” plans. Watford is 17th in the league with nine rounds left and looking to fight off relegation amid a challenging backdrop brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.— Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering at Silverstone and Monza would literally feel “very empty” for world champion Lewis Hamilton. He says it would be emptier than a test day, when at least some people are looking on. The first 10 races this season have been postponed or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix scrapped for the first time in 66 years. F1 remains hopeful that the season can start in early July with a double header at the Austrian Grand Prix, and that 15-18 of the 22 scheduled races can yet be completed. But all of them would be held without any fans.MLB-DRAFTMLB reduces draft to 5 roundsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million.center_img Update on the latest sports May 9, 2020 — A small number of NBA practice facilities reopened for workouts Friday, and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Cleveland and Portland were open for players who wanted to get back into game shape. The Orlando Magic revealed that they have been authorized by local health officials to test players and staff.— The NFL’s success virtually drafting players has the NHL thinking of holding its draft before awarding the Stanley Cup. The NHL is considering having the draft earlier in June. There are mixed feelings among executives about the idea. Unlike the NFL, which held its draft as usual in the middle of its offseason, the NHL would face several wrinkles going forward with a draft held before the season is complete. Teams would not be able to trade players, there would be a lack of clarity over next year’s salary cap and the draft order could be determined before all games are played.— NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. He says the goal is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts. Emmert acknowledges there could be some competitive inequities caused by schools having varied timelines for re-opening campuses.— The presidents of the 11 Big East Conference schools are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this season unless their campuses are open. While no deadlines have been set, Commissioner Val Ackerman said the presidents indicated a late June/early July deadline for fall sports, and possibly a Sept. 1 deadline for winter sports. It is conceivable the league would play with some members not participating. Ackerman said there are hybrid scenarios that could change things, such as a campus opening late.— The end of this virus-disrupted school year has produced a bleak financial outlook for major college sports. Budget projections are landing in the red. West Virginia has announced a $5 million projected shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30. The athletic director will take a 10% salary reduction for the next budget cycle along with other high earners in the department. Minnesota has forecast a $4 million deficit for the current fiscal period. The month before the pandemic hit, a $1 million surplus was projected. Now, the school says all cost-savings measures are on the table. It’s a total reset for a driver who less than a month ago was the top free agent in NASCAR. His career came to a sudden halt when he was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur in an iRacing event late Easter Sunday. Matt Kenseth has come out of retirement to replace Larson when NASCAR resumes May 17.Friday night’s event also featured the return of Kasey Kahne (kayn), who retired from NASCAR at the end of the 2018 season. He was supposed to race 50 sprint car events for his own team last year but was injured in a March 2019 accident and had not raced before Friday night.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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USC sends patient names to LAPD after hundreds more speak on gynecologist

first_imgApproximately 300 patients of George Tyndall, a former campus gynecologist accused of misconduct, have contacted USC through a hotline set up by the University, according to the Los Angeles Times.The University is now sending the names of  some of Tyndall’s former patients, with their consent, to the Los Angeles Police Department since Tuesday. It is uncertain how many of the 300 respondents have been shared with the LAPD.The LAPD has not yet begun a criminal investigation but is currently gathering reports from former patients and are asking alleged victims to contact LAPD directly, a spokesperson from the LAPD told the Daily Trojan. Captain Billy Hayes, who presides over the division, told the Times that detectives will approach the investigation similarly to how they approached allegations in Hollywood during the #MeToo movement.The LAPD has not yet met with individual patients, Hayes told the Times.On Tuesday, USC said it is cooperating with the Medical Board of California. The state agency licenses medical doctors and investigates complaints and law violations.The medical board is “actively investigating George Tyndall for misconduct,” but the details of the inquiry are confidential, a spokesperson for the medical board told the Daily Trojan.State law requires hospitals and several clinics to notify the medical board when physicians are suspended, disciplined or terminated.According to a letter sent May 15 by President C. L. Max Nikias, USC did not initially report Tyndall’s case to the medical board because it was not legally required to do so. Nikias wrote that “in hindsight” the University should have. USC filed a report in March after Tyndall sought reinstatement.The Daily Trojan is independently soliciting student, alumni and staff responses regarding experiences with or information about gynecologist George Tyndall. If you would like to share your response with us, please complete this contact form. An editor will reach out to you shortly after.The Daily Trojan will not publish your name or any information you provide without your consent.last_img read more

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Brewers at Dodgers: Friday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

first_imgBy Bill Plunkettbplunkett@scng.com@billplunkettocr on TwitterBREWERS at DODGERS Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Vs. Brewers: 1-1, 2.20 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 14-6, 3.20 ERAHates to face: Ryan Braun, 3 for 5 (.600), 1 doubleLoves to face: Keon Broxton/Domingo Santana, 0 for 2, 1 strikeoutBREWERS RHP CHASE ANDERSON (7-2, 2.83 ERA)Vs. Dodgers: 1-3, 5.67 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 0-2, 4.26 ERAHates to face: Adrian Gonzalez, 8 for 15 (.533), 2 doubles, 1 home runLoves to face: Yasiel Puig, 1 for 9 (.111), 6 strikeoutsUPCOMINGSaturday – Brewers RHP Zach Davies (14-7, 4.09 ERA) at Dodgers TBA, 6:10 p.m., SportsNet LASunday – Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson (9-6, 3.79 ERA) at Dodgers RHP Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.83 ERA), 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LA, MLB Network (out of market only)center_img When: 7:10 p.m.TV: SportsNet LA (where available)Where: Dodger StadiumTHE PITCHERSDODGERS RHP KENTA MAEDA (11-5, 3.88 ERA)last_img read more

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B&H Tennis Player Dea Herdželaš the Winner in Doubles and Finalist in Singles

first_img(Source: klix.ba) B&H tennis player Dea Herdželaš, in pairs with Dutch Rosalie Van Der Hoek, won the ITF tournament held in Saviatapale, Finland. Yesterday in the final of doubles, Herdželaš and Van der Hoek defeated the German-Belgian couple Niedmers/Schlosen with the score 7: 5, 7: 6.  This is the third title of champion in doubles in Dea’s career.B&H tennis player has a chance to win the tournament in Finland in the singles competition as well, and the final match against Russian Daria Mishin is scheduled for today. On her way to the finals, Dea has not lost a single match.In case that she wins in today’s match, Dea Herdželaš will enter to the list of the 400 best players of the world, and she is currently listed as the 424th player on the WTA list.last_img

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