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Vote Compass: 51% against legalising marijuana

first_imgOneNews 4 September 2014New Zealand has some of the highest cannabis consumption rates in the world yet the majority of people surveyed by Vote Compass say they don’t want marijuana legalised.    According to the United Nations, New Zealand has the eighth highest cannabis consumption level in the world after countries like Papua New Guinea, Zambia and Canada.Vote Compass asked people whether they think “marijuana should be legalised”.Fifty-one percent of respondents disagree or strongly disagree it should be legalised, 33% said it should be, and 15% were neutral.Auckland University political psychologist Danny Osborne says damage done by legal highs might help explain the results.“One of the things that might potentially explain this is the recent reports that we’ve been seeing over the last couple of years showing that synthetic drugs, and synthetic marijuana in particular, have been wreaking havoc on a lot of New Zealanders lives,” he says.http://tvnz.co.nz/vote-2014-news/compass-51-against-legalising-marijuana-6071452last_img read more

Support for legalising euthanasia dips, but majority still in favour – poll

first_imgThose who were more likely than average to intend to vote against legalisation were Asian New Zealanders, Pacific peoples and women aged 55 and over.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/support-legalising-euthanasia-dips-but-majority-still-in-favour-pollKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. Legalise euthanasia – 65%Remain illegal – 25%Will not vote – 1%Don’t know / Refused – 9% The groups of people who were more like likely than average to intend to vote in favour of the legalisation of euthanasia were Green Party supporters, men aged 55 and over, people with an annual household income of more than $150,000 and New Zealand Europeans. Those polled were asked, ‘Do you think you will vote for euthanasia to be legalised, or for euthanasia to remain illegal?’center_img TVNZ One News 14 February 2020Family First Comment: It will continue to drop as we highlight the deep flaws in the proposed bill. Even for people who support some sort of euthanasia, they certainly shouldn’t support the bill just approved by the MPs.Protect.org.nzSupport for legalising euthanasia has dropped, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll – despite still holding a favourable majority.It comes as the question for legalising euthanasia, or sticking with the status quo, is set to go to the public on September 19.last_img read more

Indiana Increases STEM-Certified Schools

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently increased the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-certified schools in Indiana to 78.These schools were selected based on their commitment to teaching STEM disciplines, and each completed a rigorous application and review process before receiving certification.STEM-certified schools take a nontraditional approach to education, as they focus on project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms, and integration into humanities and related arts, among other things.This increase is a part of the IDOE’s effort to strengthen STEM education across Indiana to help equip students with the skills they need to thrive in STEM-related careers in the future.To learn more about STEM-certified schools in our state, click here.last_img read more

June 12, 2019 Police Blotter

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McIlroy rallies in tough conditions

first_img Press Association Rory McIlroy went from flirting with a third consecutive missed cut to a place inside the top 10 in the BMW PGA Championship on Friday. An eagle on the 12th for the second day running was followed by a bogey on the 13th, but birdies on the 15th, 16th and 18th gave McIlroy a 71 and halfway total of five under par. And with overnight leader Thomas Bjorn starting his round with a bogey on the first, that was within four shots of the lead. “I did not start off particularly well and made a mess of the seventh, but came back well and hit some quality shots on the back nine,” said McIlroy, who thinned a bunker shot on the seventh to run up a double-bogey six on a hole he eagled on Thursday. “Anything under par this morning was a decent score and to birdie three of the last four holes is pretty pleasing.” McIlroy announced on Wednesday that he had called off his planned November wedding to former world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, even though the invitations had just been sent out. The 25-year-old admitted he would therefore find it very difficult to concentrate on his golf in the European Tour’s flagship event, but managed an opening 68 and felt slightly better on Friday. “I was apprehensive going out yesterday, I honestly didn’t know what to expect and it was good I had the quick turnaround to get back on the golf course,” he added. “I have exceeded my expectations so far. Once you get inside the ropes you are concentrating on your golf and it’s almost a nice four or five-hour release to concentrate on the job at hand.” Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello had set the clubhouse target on six under after a round of 73, with Sweden’s Jonas Blixt – joint second in the Masters last month – alongside McIlroy on five under following a 71. center_img With a swirling wind and intermittent rain making conditions difficult for the early starters, McIlroy covered the front nine of his second round at Wentworth in three over par. That left McIlroy one under for the tournament with the halfway cut projected at that point to fall at level par, but just as he did in the recent Players Championship at Sawgrass, McIlroy rallied strongly on the back nine. last_img read more

Shakib 217 and Mushfiqur 159 lift Bangladesh in record stand

first_img(REUTERS) – Shakib Al Hasan stroked the highest individual score for Bangladesh and combined with Mushfiqur Rahim in a record partnership on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve yesterday.Shakib (217) and captain Mushfiqur (159) stubbornly denied New Zealand in perfect conditions at the Basin Reserve as they produced a 359-run fifth-wicket partnership and batted their side into a position where they are unlikely to lose the game.The previous highest partnership for any wicket for Bangladesh was the 312 by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes for the first wicket against Pakistan at Khulna in April, 2015.Shakib brought up his double-century, just the third by a Bangladeshi batsman, when he punched a Colin de Grandhomme delivery behind square for his 30th boundary, then surpassed Tamim’s record score of 206 with a push for a single to mid-off.Mushfiqur Rahim lofts down the ground in his 159.A weary Shakib eventually chopped a Neil Wagner delivery on about 15 minutes before the close of play before the visitors ended the day on 542 for seven, with Sabbir Rahman 10 not out after Mehedi Hasan was caught off the last ball for a duck.Thursday’s first day was disrupted by regular bouts of rain and then bad light, with the visitors laying a solid foundation of 154-3 after being asked to bat on a green-tinged pitch.Shakib was on five when play resumed yesterday with Mominul Haque on 64.Mominul, however, did not add to his overnight score when he was caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling off Tim Southee to reduce the visitors to 160-4, though that was New Zealand’s only success until late in the final session.Both Shakib and Mushfiqur brought up their centuries before tea, with the former tucking a Wagner delivery off his legs for a single and the latter guiding a Southee ball down to third man for his 17th boundary.Shakib had a let off on 137 when he appeared to have been caught by a diving Watling down the leg side, but television replays showed the ball had momentarily touched the ground as the wicketkeeper landed and the batsman was recalled.He was also dropped by a diving Ross Taylor at backward point on 189 from Trent Boult, who eventually ended the pair’s stand about 40 minutes before stumps when he had Mushfiqur caught behind by Watling.Bangladesh’s previous record for the fifth wicket was 267 that Mushfiqur and Mohammad Ashraful scored against Sri Lanka in Galle in March, 2013.BANGLADESH 1st innings (o/n 154-3)T. Iqbal lbw b Boult 56I. Kayes c Boult b Southee 1M. Haque c Watling b Southee 64Mahmudullah c Watling b Wagner 26S. Al Hasan b Wagner 217M. Rahim c Watling b Boult 159Sa. Rahman not out 10M. Hasan c Southee b Wagner 0Extras: (b-2, lb-6, nb-1) 9Total: (for 7 wickets, 136 overs) 542Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-60, 3-145, 4-160, 5-519, 6-536, 7-542.Bowling: T. Boult 31-4-121-2, T. Southee 31-5-144-2, C. de Grandhomme 20-2-65-0, N. Wagner 36-6-124-3 (nb-1), M. Santner 15-2-60-0, K. Williamson 3-0-20-0.last_img read more

Innovation

first_imgLeonard Hyman, a graduate student studying public policy, works with his Crunch Student Design Challenge teammates, including Laura Fenton (right), a graduate student studying media arts and practice, at the Annenberg Innovation Lab Wednesday night, when the competition kicked off.Chris Roman | Daily Trojanlast_img

Lowry competing well at the British Masters

first_imgPadraig Harrington is 3 under after 13.Soren Kjeldsen leads by 2 on 9 under after 9 under after 16.last_img

ASABA 2018 CAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Pinnick Heads Special Duties Sub-Committee

first_imgDetermined to bring all useful hands on the deck so as to ensure a successful hosting, the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, as the head of the Special Duties Sub-Committee.In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, head Media and Publicity Sub-Committee, Ogba said the Delta State government is determined to host a championship that will not only set a standard for future editions of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships but will also be as good as the IAAF World Championships.“Amaju’s experience in sports management, which spans many decades, at both local and international level, will obviously add a lot of value to the successful hosting of the championship”, he affirmed. Apart from special assignments that the four-man special duties sub-committee headed by Amaju will handle, Ogba said they will also provide services and assistance to other committees and in any areas where their services are needed to ensure the success of the championship.Amaju, who was in Asaba for a meeting of the LOC, thanked Ogba and other members of the LOC and especially the state government for the opportunity to contribute his quota to Nigeria, Delta and host city Asaba, hosting the best Africa Senior Athletics Championship ever,“Irrespective of assignments, commitments and engagements that I have elsewhere, I will be dedicated to this assignment 100%. I will work with all the members of the committees to ensure that we all make history by organising the best Africa Senior Athletics Championship ever,’’ Pinnick enthusedThe former Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission when the state hosted the inaugural edition of the Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Warri, which is still the best ever in the series till date, promised to bring his experience as member of CAF and FIFA World Cup Organising Committees to ensure the success of the Asaba 2018 Africa Championship.The Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championship will be held at the Asaba Township Stadium between August 1 and 5, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The Bahamas Suspends National Examinations

first_imgThe Ministry of Education said that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis had on Sunday announced the lockdown of the island of Grand Bahama until August 7, due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. Last Sunday, Minnis said that he understood the “frustration and the disappointment of many Bahamians and residents that may ensue as we re-implement certain restrictions. The ministry said that in an effort to ensure the safety of all concerned and to protect the integrity of the national examinations, “the 2020 sitting of the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations is temporarily suspended effective immediately until further notice”. CMC “But as a country we have to do what is right and necessary. If we do not take these measures now, we will pay a higher and deadlier price later,” he added.center_img It said that it was advising students to continue their preparations for “these crucial examinations as they will be held at a later date in accordance with the advice of the competent authority guided by Ministry of Health officials”. NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas has suspended national school examinations following a spike in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country in recent days. Bahamas has recorded 153 confirmed cases of the virus and 11 deaths.last_img read more

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