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first_imgThe ensuing spot-kick was converted by Ranti as he sent The ensuing spot-kick was converted by Ranti as he sent Poirei the wrong way, depositing the ball into the right corner of the net. East Bengal took the advantage of numerical superiority to the hilt. Calvin Lobo, who replaced Mehtab Hossain in the first half, and Harmanjot Khabra appeared more confident in creating chances for their team-mates upfront as the visitors had found a new purpose. Five minutes from regulation time, Ranti restored parity. Bikash Jairus darting run from the left followed a pin point cross into the box where Ranti guided the ball into the net with a powerful header. Two minutes later, East Bengal found the winner through Ranti yet again from a Mohammed Rafique assist. Right on the 90 minute mark, Aizawls Lalram Chullova was given marching orders for a second booking, compiling on the agony of the home side who were reduced to nine men. With todays triple strike, Ranti went atop the scoring charts with 11 goals. East Bengal now have 20 points from 11 matches, two points adrift of leaders and arch rivals Mohun Bagan as well as Bengaluru FC. PTI PDS ATK ATKlast_img read more

first_imgLeft-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate ran through the Saurashtra top order to give Vidarbha an upper hand on the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur on Wednesday.Saurashtra crawled to 58 for 5 at the close of play on Day 4, with Vishvaraj Jadeja (23 not out) and Kamlesh Makvana (2 not out) at the crease.Chasing 206 for a win, Saurashtra suffered early collapse losing Harvik Desai, Snell Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara inside 9 overs, all three falling prey to Sarwate.Pujara, who scored just 1 in the first innings, was out for a 5-ball duck in the second.Arpit Vasavada (5) and Sheldon Jackson (7) too failed to stage any kind of fightback as wickets continued to tumble at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha.While Umesh Yadav, who is superb form with the ball, got rid of Vasavada, right-arm spinner Akshay Wakhare removed Jackson.Earlier, Saurashtra bowlers did well to bowl Vidarbha, who had taken a 5-run first innings lead, out for 200 in their second innings. Sarawate top scored for Vidarbha with 49.Saurashtra’s left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja bamboozled the Vidarbha batsmen and troubled them throughout the innings.Right-arm off-spinner Kamlesh Makvana picked up two wickets while Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya picked up one wicket each.Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgShare on Pinterest Twitter The Final Quarter review – exhilarating Adam Goodes documentary pulses with urgency Australian rules football Support The Guardian A tale of two Adam Goodes films: docos on AFL legend put racism in big picture Reuse this content Pinterest features Australia sport Read more Adam Goodes AFL Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Topics Read more Adam Goodes is one of the greatest footballers of our generation. This is irrefutable – 372 games, two Brownlow medals, two premierships and a four-time All-Australian. Adam Goodes is a proud Indigenous Australian. This too, is irrefutable – and it was all we could do to humiliate and howl him into retirement.Sport, at its very best, remains one of the most powerful drivers for progressive change in this country. It is one of the few areas in Australian life where from time to time we have paused to consider our prejudices. Sadly, during the period covered in The Final Quarter – a film on the final three years of Goodes’ playing career when he became a lightning rod for frenzied public debate – the silence required for self-reflection was hard to find amid the booing and media pile-on. Sydney Swans Share on Messenger Prior to the SCG game, Swans chairman Andrew Pridham said: “I believe that the events of the last week [that led to Goodes stepping out of the game] are a seminal moment in our history – perhaps it was a moment that our nation needed to have.”It echoed the words of Stan Grant – who is also releasing a film about Goodes – that are included in the documentary and bear repeating. “There is a moment here where we can have a real conversation about how Indigenous people feel. About what Adam hears when he hears those boos. That’s the conversation we can have.” Share via Email Share on Facebook The documentary is another reminder that even a game that has just celebrated its Indigenous round still grapples with matters around race, with history, and a whole gamut of things we find difficult to talk about.The documentary’s director, Ian Darling, says he hoped people would engage with the film and that it would show we are all capable of self-reflection. “The feedback I’ve had from those close to the game, including players and coaches, is that they never really understood the extent of what Adam had to deal with,” he tells Guardian Australia. “It’s taken us all by surprise and of course the person who felt every bit of it was Adam.”Darling says it is easy to rewrite history and even easier to rewrite modern history where often only the loudest voices cut through. The documentary demonstrates that even in the face of intolerable abuse, Goodes always maintained his dignity and grace.“When all this was happening, I was angry, upset and confused. And before I knew it Adam had left the game and the commentary had moved on to the next thing, when for many the issue never left us,” says Darling. “I never fully appreciated how much Adam spoke in the middle of all this. Week in, week out Adam was out there talking about Indigenous issues. The problem wasn’t what Adam said, but that we didn’t listen. I hope this is a second chance for us to listen.”The Final Quarter is an uncomfortable reminder that in calling out racism and calling on his own cultural heritage and Aboriginal self in a proud and powerful way, Goodes became a target of those who believed the price of admission included the shallow, self-entertainment of mob bigotry. Rather than being viewed as part of the Winmar-Long cultural continuum, moments such as Goodes’ “war dance” turned lazy rightwing shock jocks into pant-pissing pundits who found the imaginary spear-throwing to be offensively violent.But occasionally the light shines through a dishwater sky, where only those with the hardest of hearts would not swallow hard. Such a moment is the show of support for an absent Goodes at the SCG in August 2015, when Sydney fans stood and cheered at the seven-minute mark of the third quarter, acknowledging Goodes’ guernsey number of 37.“I thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful to finish the film here,” says Darling. “But the next week, here we go again with the booing – it was a moment, not a movement.” We blew it.The Final Quarter opens with the bluff machismo of a former footballer whose commitment to his role comes across as a physical undertaking rather than an intellectual or emotional one. It is repeated towards the end of the documentary – a symbol that for everything that happened, nothing much has changed.Many within the AFL who have seen the documentary have acknowledged they should have done more to speak out against the booing that drove a proud man into retirement the year after he was awarded Australian of the Year. This is a start.Adam Goodes is one of the greatest footballers of our generation. But his greatness will not be viewed in the context of his on-field achievement, rather through the lens of his broader humanity. The game is fortunate to have had a man of Goodes’ stature represent it – and given the events this documentary reminds us of, undeservingly so. Darling’s film holds a mirror to one of the most shameful moments of our game’s history (and reminds us that there are many in Australian public life whose egos are too large to accept the reflection), but it also gives us another chance for self-examination, which is all that Goodes asked of us.Here’s hoping that for the game, for our country, that The Final Quarter represents a movement and not a moment. Since you’re here… Facebook Adam Goodes finally got a chance to farewell Swans fans in 2016. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images 4 out of 5 stars. Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgEngland ‘He ran into my arm’ – Walker disappointed with penalty decision after England win Goal 04:56 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Kyle Walker, England Getty England World Cup Tunisia v England Tunisia The Man City star found himself on the wrong side of Wilmar Rondon in conceding a dubious first-half spot kick England defender Kyle Walker was bemused by the decision to give a penalty against him in the first half of the Three Lions’ World Cup triumph over Tunisia. Gareth Southgate’s men were pegged back after Harry Kane turned home for an early lead when referee Wilmar Rondon punished Walker’s challenge on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef. Ferjani Sassi made no mistake from the spot, and England were left to struggle against a resolute backline until Kane finally ensured three points with a last-minute header to make it 2-1.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move And after the final whistle the Manchester City man admitted he did not believe he deserved to be punished. “In the Premier League it probably wasn’t a foul, but in the World Cup it was,” he said to the BBC. “I got a call from Kieran (Trippier) to leave it so I tried to make myself as big as possible, and he ran into my arm.”We have worked hard and all of us deserve those three points.”We played some good stuff and created a lot in the first half. We are not the finished article. I’m not a big talker, I don’t like to voice my opinions but I said I will run and give everything for this team.”It’s good to win. A pat on the back for us.”There were ups and downs for me personally, but I think it (the result) just shows the work we have done for the last three weeks prior to the game. The important thing is we got the three points and it’s always nice to win it at the end.”Fellow defender Harry Maguire agreed that the penalty was “soft”, but praised his side’s resolve in bouncing back to take all three points. “The first half we should have been clear. We conceded a soft penalty – we knew we didn’t want to concede the next goal. We kept our shape and ‘H’ has done it again,” he said, referring to Kane’s double strike. Harry Kane England World Cup“It was really warm, we wanted to start really well and we did. We missed clear-cut chances that you don’t get much at this level.”We knew we’d get more chances and it’s come right at the death.”On Harry Kane not winning a penalty after he appeared to be wrestled to the ground in both the first and second half, Maguire said: “It was as much a penalty as they got. You know ‘H’ is always in the right place at the right time and when he gets that chance he’ll take it.”I had a couple of nervy passes in the first half – it’s a big occasion and your first game at this high pressure. You have to focus and concentrate and I feel I grew into the game.”It’s a massive three points and we can now build some momentum.”England will be back in action on Sunday, when they face Panama in the second round of Group G fixtures.last_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday, May 9th Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Angel Ambassador Selenis Leyva helped chronically ill teens at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York get ready for Prom.Selenis Leyva At The Children’s Hospital at MontefioreCredit/Copyright: Gavin ThomasThis year’s event was the sixth annual prom at the children’s hospital where over fifty teens enjoyed food, dancing and a hip hop cello performance featuring high school students from the Kaufman Music Center.Selenis Leyva Visits The Children’s Hospital at MontefioreCredit/Copyright: Amy DruckerSelenis is an Angel Ambassador with Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research where she helps spread the word about the importance of funding cancer research and provides support through social media and events throughout the year. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation funds junior scientific investigators conducting research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers.last_img read more

first_imgAt Look To The Stars, we strive to honor all of the great things people are doing, focusing on the positive contributions people are making in the world today, and understanding that no one is perfect.As part of that, over the 9 years that we have been running this site, we have resisted sharing our own thoughts as to which politicians we support. It was more important for us to reach out and show the great things that everyone was doing, shining the spotlight on the causes we care about.However, this year there is a candidate who resonates so deeply with what we at Look To The Stars care about that we feel compelled to speak out and publicly support him. That candidate is Bernie Sanders.We like what Bernie stands for, and we admire the strong stance he has held throughout his life in his fight for equality. Whether it be racial equality, economic equality, or gay rights, women’s rights, or voting rights, he has been staunchly putting himself out there, fighting for the underdog throughout his long career in politics, and we love that.On top of this, his desire to deal with climate change and avoid unnecessary wars energizes us to work harder to do our part on a local and global scale. We find Bernie inspiring, and we aren’t the only ones.For the first time in 25 years, the United States’ largest peace and disarmament organization, Peace Action, has endorsed a candidate: Bernie Sanders. The political advocacy non-profit MoveOn, Friends of the Earth, Americans for Democratic Action, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Democracy for America are among the many other organizations supporting him.As for individuals, Rosario Dawson, Danny Glover, Matthew Cooke, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Kiedis and Flea, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spike Lee, Margaret Cho, Residente, Seth MacFarlane, Tulsi Gabbard, Ben Cohen, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny DeVito, Juliette Lewis, Justin Long, Jeremy Piven, Bonnie Raitt, Mark Foster of Foster the People, Janeane Garofalo, Nikki Reed, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Michael Moore, Dave Matthews, Sam Seder, Jeffrey Sachs, Clay Aiken, Bill Maher, Alan Cumming, Zoë Kravitz, Michael Stipe and Neil Young are just some of the people who are excited at the thought of a Bernie Sanders presidency, not to mention the tens of thousands of people who attend Bernie’s rallies.Having attended one of Bernie’s rallies, we were overwhelmed by the energy and willingness of the people in attendance to try harder and to do more to make a difference. Thousands of us were out there, willing and excited to work to make things better; we had just been missing a cohesiveness that comes from having a focus and being organized. Bernie is giving Americans the focus that is needed to make life better for everyone.We encourage you to go out and vote this year – in the primaries if you have that opportunity coming up, and in the elections coming up in November. We don’t insist that you vote for Bernie – we want you to vote according to your own hopes and desires, but please do get out there and show that you are concerned about your country and where it is going. The United States’ actions and policies affect the entire planet; the world is watching, and it needs you to care.A final note: Please check your voter registration information. Check it early and often, as there have been reports of people’s registration being switched, leading them to have trouble when they arrive to cast their votes.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

13 April 2010The United Nations has handed back policing responsibilities to Timor-Leste in a fifth district as part of the gradual transfer of the functions it assumed in 2006 after a wave of deadly violence shook the newly independent country. At a ceremony yesterday attended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Deputy Special Representative Finn Reske-Nielsen and the Director General of Timor-Leste’s Secretariat of State for Security, Guilhermina Ribeiro, Ainaro in the central highlands joined the four other regions where the national police have resumed primary responsibility since last May.UN Police will maintain their presence in the districts to monitor, advise and support the national police, including in the area of human rights protection. Ainaro, with a population of 54,000 and located some 80 kilometres south of Dili, the capital, produces organic coffee.The UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), set up in 2006 after dozens of people were killed and 155,000 others – or about 15 per cent of the population – were driven from their homes in an eruption of violence partly due to regional tensions, currently has nearly 1,500 police and 30 military liaison officers on the ground.It replaced several earlier missions in the small South-East Asian country that the UN shepherded to independence in 2002 after it voted to separate from Indonesia. read more

MSc in Physics — Laila ObiedLaila Obied will defend her thesis on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. in WH147. Her thesis is titled “Infrared Spectroscopy of Gadolinium.” Her examination committee members are: A. Joffre Mercier, chair; Silva Mittler (University of Western Ontario), external examiner; David Crandles, supervisor; Krill Samokhin and Thad Harroun.MSc in Physics — Sepiedeh Pirasteh Sepiedeh Pirasteh will present her thesis on Friday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in WH147. Her thesis is titled “Crystallinity, Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Bi doped LaVO3 and self synthesized LaVO3+V2O3 composites.” Her examination committee members are: A. Joffre Mercier, chair; Rachel Wortis (Trent University), external examiner; Fereidoon Razavi, supervisor; Bozidar Mitrovic and David Crandles.MSc in Biological Sciences — Brent WiensBrent Wiens will defend his thesis on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. in WH147. His thesis is titled “Functional genomics of BAHD acyltransferases in different varieties of the wine grape, Vitis vinifera.” His examination committee members are: Shyamal Bose, chair; Elizabeth Werelilnyk (McMaster University), external examiner; Vincenzo De Luca, supervisor; Adonis Skandalis and Sandra Peters.MA in Leisure Studies — Richard BroerRichard Broer will defend his thesis on Monday, Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “A basis for understanding volunteer coach retention in youth sports.” Supervisor: Trent Newmeyer; advisory committee: Philip Sullivan and Julie Stevens; external examiner: Joanne MacLean; chair: TBA.MA in Leisure Studies — Jocelyn MurtellJocelyn Murtell will defend her thesis on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in WH147. Title: “A Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Representation in an Attempt to Run a Photovoice Project with Youth.” Supervisor: Erin Sharpe; advisory committee: Cathy Van Ingen and Hans Skott-Myhre; external examiner: Brett Lashua, Leeds Metropolitan University; chair: TBA .All are welcome to attend. read more

“He prays for Ms. Lindh’s early recovery, and wishes her family and loved ones courage and fortitude,” said a statement issued by a spokesman for Mr. Annan.”The Secretary-General sends his fond wishes to the people and Government of Sweden at this painful time, and hopes that the person responsible for this senseless act will be found and brought to justice as soon as possible,” it added.

As of this week, only 23 per cent of the $221 million requested in the Consolidated Appeal for DPRK has been received, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which has only received $28.5 million of the $171 million it requires to carry out emergency feeding programmes in 2004, needs about 40,000 tons of food, worth $14.2 million, per month between now and December. Over the past two months, more than 2 million people in the west benefiting from WFP aid, including young children and pregnant and nursing women, did not receive any cereal rations, while the average caloric intake among pregnant and nursing women was only 70 per cent of the recommended amount. In the agriculture sector, many counties are performing poorly because of unfavourable rainfall patterns, while in other areas, heavy rains are causing crops to rot. The situation will temporarily improve with an expected shipment in August of wheat from Russia. Trevor Rowe, a spokesman for WFP, said the agency had hoped to feed 6.5 million people this year but because of the funding shortfall has had to cut back on its operations dramatically, reaching only 1.8 million of the most vulnerable women, children and the elderly. “A huge segment of the most vulnerable has had to make do with the meagre distributions from the public distribution system, which accounts for only 50 per cent or less of their daily caloric intake,” he said. “Several million people are still in a very, very vulnerable situation.” read more

← Previous Story EHF Cup: Wisla, Goppingen and Tatran with new victories Next Story → Hungary: Pick Szeged remains undefeated on home ground Another game with no history won by Vive Targi Kielce. This time they crashed AZS Czuwaj Przemyśl, but in fact nobody really expected a different result. Przemyśl must defend itself from relegation and also in previous matches they couldn’t resist Polish champions. From the first minutes, the team from Kielce clearly dominated the playing field. Home team were wrong in attack, so Vive could carry out counterattacks. It is worth mentioning that Mateusz Jachlewski scored five goals in first eight minutes! After thirty minutes the result was 11:24. Although in second half Vive constantly increasing advantage, can’t be said that the players from Przemyśl didn’t fight. They didn’t give up until the end – most outstanding player was Bogdan Oliferchuk, who scores eight goals (with almost 90% efficacy), and he certainly can be satisfied with his game. The meeting ended with the result 26:47, and as Sławomir Szmal said: “it is good that the match ended without injury, because with our staff shortages this is very important”.AZS Czuwaj Przemyśl: Szczepaniec, Sar, Jarosz – Dziatkiewicz, Nowak 2, Kroczek 4, Kostka 3, Stołowski 2, Sliwka 2, Hataś, Oliferchuk 8, Misiewicz 1, Papaj, M. Kubiszal 4, D. KubisztalVive Targi Kielce: Szmal, Losert, Buchcic – Grabarczyk, Tomczak 8, Jurecki 4, Tkaczyk 2, Olaffson 3, Bielecki 2, Jachlewski 8, Stojković 6, Lijewski 2, Buntić 5, Musa 5, Zorman 2Scores: Chrobry Glogow 30:31 Zabrze, Przemysl 26:47 Vive Kielce, Szczecin 37:29 Azoty-PulawyTEXT: Ida Baran bieleckijachlewskilosertmusaoliferchukprzemyslstojkovicszmalvivevive kielcezorman read more

first_imgA PRIVATE MEMORIAL for South African model Reeva Steenkamp was held in Port Elizabeth this morning, attended by her family and close friends.The ceremony and cremation took place as the man accused of her murder appeared at a Pretoria court for a bail hearing.Magistrate Desmond Nair ruled that Oscar Pistorius will face charges of premeditated murder but it is still unclear if the 26-year-old will be granted bail today.After today’s funeral, the 29-year-old model’s family spoke to reporters.Her uncle, Michael Steenkamp, broke down in tears as he remembered his niece’s wish to be an advocate for women affected by violence and abuse.Speaking outside Victoria Park Chapel, he spoke about how theirs was a family who liked to “get together”. “We are all here today as a family. There is only one thing missing today, Reeva.”He said the issue of abuse against women echoed so much in recent months because of her mentions of it. “She wanted to be an activist for that,” he continued. “That has now swung right around. Her statement is more powerful now.”Her brother, Adam, said the memorial was “sad” but that “at certain points, we were smiling” because of the happy times they had.“We only have good memories of her and that is what we were all thinking…There’s a space missing inside all of the people she knew that can’t be filled.”The family confirmed that another memorial, during which her ashes will be spread, will be held at some stage in the future.Reeva died from gunshot wounds in the early hours of 14 February at the home of Oscar Pistorius.last_img read more

first_imgIreland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis People with specific conditions will be allowed access cannabis-based drugs under new proposals. Vera Twomey and People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny Image: Sam Boal/ Share3769 Tweet Email7 Image: Sam Boal/ Vera Twomey and People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny By Garreth MacNamee Mar 29th 2017, 6:40 PM Wednesday 29 Mar 2017, 6:40 PM 19,797 Views center_img Multiple Sclerosis patients who are resistant to all standard therapies.Chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea and vomiting.Those who have drug-resistant epilepsy.The reference group will be made up of medical experts in oncology, palliative care, anaesthesiology, general practice, neurology, psychiatry and pharmacy to name a few.GuidelinesThey will commence work tomorrow on drafting guidelines to facilitate the prescription and supply of medicinal cannabis to qualifying patients.According to a statement released by the Department of Health this evening, the group will “have regard to the HPRA report and other international scientific evidence in developing operational guidelines for the implementation of the access programme”.It is expected the guidelines will focus on the clinical criteria for patient access including forms of medicinal cannabis that will be permitted for use, prescribing and dispensing requirements for doctors and pharmacists, education requirements for healthcare professionals and patients and the ethical implications of the scheme.Harris said that there is no legal impediment stopping him from allowing medicinal cannabis and that he has the power to grant a license to those with certain medical conditions.‘No barrier’“It has been reported in recent weeks that there is a legal barrier preventing access to cannabis-based treatments and that a change in the law is required to allow patients to access cannabis treatment,” he said. In fact there is no legal barrier. It remains open to me, as Minister for Health, to consider granting a licence under the Misuse of Drugs Acts, where the proposed course of treatment has been endorsed by a consultant. A licence has been granted for a named patient under this provision.Last week, it emerged how mother and campaigner Vera Twomey intended to hold another protest outside the Dáil saying that “nothing else will do” except new legislation.Twomey, who has come to national prominence for her campaign against what she sees as the denial of treatment for her daughter Ava, says Irish laws make doctors reluctant to apply for a special dispensation. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieAva suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome and her condition has been treated and has been dramatically improved by the use of cannabis-based CBD oil.Vera Twomey wants her daughter to have access to a stronger product containing THC.Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the substance in cannabis which gives the high but at low levels has been shown to be useful treating conditions such as Ava’s.But since THC contains psychoactive elements, it falls under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is therefore, illegal.“It’s just an extension of the CBD and, in the small percent that you require it, it’s a necessary addition to improve her situation and that’s really what our fight has always been about,” Twomey told this explainer points out, the Minister for Health can grant a licence for access to cannabis for medical purposes in individual cases when an application is endorsed by a consultant “who is responsible for the management of the patient”.With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: ‘My daughter is seriously in need of this medication’ – Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil > AN EXPERT PANEL of doctors will tomorrow begin to draw up guidelines on how medicinal cannabis can be prescribed in Ireland.Describing it as “a pivotal step”, Health Minister Simon Harris said the expert reference group, chaired by Dr Mairín Ryan of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), would start drafting guidelines on how the drug can be dispensed.Patients and clinicians will also have a say on the guidelines which are to become the main building blocks of the Cannabis Access Programme (CAP) which Harris announced at the start of the year.The Minister said that those with specific illnesses will be able to access cannabis in the future. The Health Product Regulatory Authority (HPRA) review last month concluded that a cannabis programme could allow access to medication for those with certain conditions.They include: 52 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgAbdoulai G. DibbaChinese Donated RiceThe distribution of the donated rice from the People’s Republic of China to the Government of the Gambia, has commenced in all the Regions except the North Bank Region. This reporter can confirm that up to yesterday, no distribution of the donated rice, has started in the North Bank Region.However, during a tour of the rural communities from 12th to the 16th of October 2017, people started to question the mode of distribution of the rice as some household heads informed this reporter that their names were found in the register at the Regional Governor’s office. Most of the people who spoke to this medium, complain of some political interference in the distribution process.Upon receiving this information, this medium contacted the coordinator of the Distribution Task Force, Musa Sonko, to shed light on the composition of the regional distribution committees for the donated rice.According to the Mr. Sonko, the Governors of the Regions are in charge of the distribution and they are supposed to form regional committees for the distribution of the rice.“We want the Governors to be independent in discharging their responsibility of distributing the rice within their regions,” he said.With regard to the composition of regional committees, he said the Governors will be in a better position to explain since they are the ones mandated to form the committees. He however said the format of the committee should be such that the Governor, the Agricultural Region Director, the Area Council, a Woman representative, a Youth Representative and a Public servant within the region who has experience in the area of distribution, would be the members of the committees.Foroyaa will approach the Regional Governors to find out whether the format has been respected or set aside. The people deserve to know.last_img read more— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 8, 2019RELATED STORY: Judge: Navy SEAL who killed ISIS prisoner remains in custodyFamily of jailed Navy SEAL speaks out about the accusations February 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Posted: February 8, 2019 FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III Mike McKinnon III, Updated: 10:53 AM Met with Sean Gallagher today in my DC office, brother of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, regarding my letter to @POTUS @realDonaldTrump on Eddie’s case and his upcoming appearance tomorrow morning on @foxandfriends. Don’t miss it. @DonaldJTrumpJr @PeteHegseth— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 7, 2019 Brother of accused Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher: “The system is broken” Thursday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter met with Sean Gallagher, the brother of accused Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.Congressman Hunter and Congressman Gaetz recently wrote a letter to President Trump to “express our dismay and strong concern for the pending legal matter regarding Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Eddie Gallagher, USN a devoted husband, loving father and American war hero, who has served our nation faithfully for over 19 years.”Congressman Hunter and Gaetz noted there was a chance the trial could be postponed and Chief Gallagher could remain in the pretrial confinement conditions and  environment at the Miramar Brig for over 14 months.Friday morning, Sean Gallagher went on Fox and Friends to explain the situation his brother is in and why he needs the President of the United States to free Eddie. The segment was tweeted out by Congressman Hunter, you can watch it below.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (3-1) earned its third straight victory of the season, defeating Melrose by a score of 9-1 on Friday, April 20 at Town Park.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance, allowing only 2 hits while recording 6 strikeouts.For the second game in a row, Wilmington had a shaky first inning, allowing one run on two errors and few passed balls.  The Wildcats tied it in their bottom half of the inning when Kayla Bourrell scored after reaching base on an error.The Wildcats scored two more in the second inning plating Ryan Bailey (single) and Emily Wright (reaching on a dropped third strike) and a RBI single by Kayla Bourrell.Wilmington blew the game open in the third inning as a result of solid and timely hitting.  DH Emily Wright had a two-run RBI.Adele Burton had a good game on both sides of the field.  Offensively, she went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.  Defensively, she had 4 strong put outs.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”last_img read more

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaDescribing Bangladesh as mainly a country of plain land, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underscored the need for the continuation of land recovery and river dredging on a routine basis.She made the remarks when ambassador of the Netherlands Leoni Cuelenaere paid a farewell call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.Prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.The prime minister and the Dutch envoy mainly discussed issues related to the delta plan, women empowerment and Rohingya crisis.About the delta plan, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is a low-lying country and most of the rivers flowing through the country originate from the Himalayas.The capacity of the rivers decrease due to huge silts which they carry from the upstream, she said, adding that dredging is essential to increase their capacity of flowing water.The prime minister put emphasis on making river routes more active to lessen pressure on roads.About the women empowerment, she said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ensured it through keeping women seats reserved in parliament for 15 years, while her government later extended the duration.She also mentioned that 22 female MPs are directly elected in the current parliament.Sheikh Hasina said her government is working to further increase communication network with the neighbours.She observed that the northeastern Indian states can use Chittagong port.At the meeting, the outgoing Ambassador of the Netherlands praised the government’s initiative of river dredging, saying it will help strengthen the economy of Bangladesh.Leoni Cuelenaere said the Netherlands wants to further expedite activities on trade and commerce with Bangladesh and cooperation on the RMG sector in particular.Talking about the Rohingya issue, the Netherlands envoy highly appreciated the government of Sheikh Hasina for showing human gesture by giving shelter and other supports to the Myanmar nationals forcibly displaced from the Rakhine State.Leoni Cuelenaere also expressed her gratitude to the prime minister and her government for extending cooperation in discharging responsibilities in Bangladesh.last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft has decided to embrace the increasingly popular free-to-play model with a handful of titles set to come out on Xbox Live with no upfront charge to players. Like other free-to-play titles, publishers hope the money will come after users begin playing and get hooked, encouraging them to spend more money than they would have if it was just a box on the shelf at GameStop.A multiplayer, cartoony fighting game called Happy Wars will be the first such title to grace Microsoft’s online marketplace. Following that will be an RPG titled Ascend: New Gods, and then a series of other new games spread out over the next several months. Of course, with the Xbox 360, free-to-play comes with an asterisk because players need to be Xbox Live Gold members, which already plays on the same concept. In-game purchases will draw from users’ existing Microsoft Points account.The free-to-play model has become an inescapable part of the changing climate in gaming. While it has been a part of the industry as long as there have been computers with Internet connectivity, it did not really sweep into the foreground of mainstream gamers until the explosion of mobile gaming.It is the most profitable way to design an iPhone game. Statistics prove that people who download a supposedly “free” game from the App Store will end up spending more money over the life of that app than they would if they purchased a different game for a one-time fee of just a few bucks.This market isn’t without its controversies. Apple had to change the structure of in-app purchases after mobile game creators sneakily made it possible for children to rack up $50 to $100 in a single transaction without requiring their parents to authenticate their iTunes account.When it comes to console games, though, it’s a very different environment in terms of user demographics, expectations, and production and advertising costs. Nevertheless, this new model is starting to bleed into the market so deeply rooted in a stagnant pricing model. The online RPG Free Realms is available on the PS3 with no upfront cost. So is DC Universe Online and soon to be Dust 514.In other words, this is a trend that is here to stay, and will only continue to grow.via Official Xbox Magazinelast_img read more

first_imgCosplay is pretty awesome, and we love seeing fans dress up as characters they love, but what’s even better is when a character is portrayed by the very actor or actress that brought it to life.Jill Voth, who played Jill Valentine in 2002’s Resident Evil game has given fans exactly what they wanted and dressed up as the iconic character in a recent photo shoot. When speaking to IGN about why this is something fans have always asked of her, she said, “I think people have always felt connected to her, she’s iconic, and there’s a reason that after so many years she and the game live on.”The idea to cosplay as Valentine began after an IGN fan convention in Bahrain. On the way back to her hotel, Voth was met by an eager fan who rushed to give her a custom made STARS beret. Voth loved the gift and posted a picture of herself wearing the beret on her instagram page. The response to the picture was “overwhelming,” according to Voth.The cosplay was shot in and around downtown Los Angeles by photographer Gil Riego Jr, with additional photos by Flip Cassaday. Voth said that the shoot was “Inception-like,” and that some people who saw the shoot recognized her and called out Valentine’s name.Julia said she had a lot of fun doing the shoot and wants to cosplay as Jill Valentine again. She said that she will attend some conventions this year and cosplay as Jill. If you’re planning to be at any major conventions, be sure to keep a keen eye.You can see all of the pictures by following this link.last_img read more