3 states OK recreational pot, 3 states OK medicinal marijuana

first_imgNBC 9 November 2016Family First Comment: Interesting that one (and possibly another, too close to call) said NO to pot.#notadonedealCalifornia, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. Six more states also voted on marijuana measures, while voters in California and Washington state toughened gun control laws.In Nebraska, voters reinstated the death penalty, reversing the Legislature’s decision last year to repeal capital punishment. Nebraska has not executed an inmate since 1997; 10 men currently sit on death row.In all, there were more than 150 measures appearing on statewide ballots. California led the pack with 17 ballot questions, including one that would require actors in porn movies to wear condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Another would ban single-use plastic grocery bags.In all, five states considered whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Arizonans defeated the measure in their state. The outcome in Maine was too close to call early Wednesday.Overall, the results were hailed as historic by legalization activists, given that California is the most populous state. Massachusetts became the first state east of the Rockies to join the movement.Voters in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved measures allowing marijuana use for medical purposes. Montanans voted on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.READ MORE: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33657840/death-penalty-gun-control-pot-among-ballot-measure-issueslast_img read more

Bath Estate resident collides into bus stop

first_img 18 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Side view of accident. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.A male adult of Bath Estate is nursing minor injuries sustained during an early morning Easter Monday collision with a bus stop in Louisville. Derrick Samuel who was driving a white car Mitsubishi Lancer registration number 8641 was reportedly driving towards the City of Roseau when the accident occurred.Louisville bus stop damaged. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.Head of the Traffic Department of the Dominica Police Service Acting Superintendant Patrickson Albert confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that Samuel was “travelling east to west when he ran off the road and crashed into the bus stop”.Mr. Albert also noted his concern on the collision at the bus stop which fortunately was empty at the time.Mitsubishi Lancer registration # 8641. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford. “A bus stop is where people go to await buses and for someone to crash into it is unfortunate; luckily for him he sustained minor injuries”.According to Albert the question is the rebuilding of the bus stop which was extensively damaged. He said there are too many instances where drivers damage people’s property and are not held responsible for repairing the same.The Louisville bus stop was built and painted by Springfield Trading.PF 324. Photo credit: Ashton Shillingford.Soon after the white car collided into the bus stand another white bus PF324 driving from the same direction as the car spun right across the road however was able to regain control of the vehicle.We are left to wonder therefore whether there is a defect in that section of the road or whether drivers should be pay attention to one of the traffic regulations which states that drivers should SLOW DOWN when approaching a corner.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share LocalNews Bath Estate resident collides into bus stop by: – April 10, 2012last_img read more

EPL: Baba Rahman on bench as Atsu misses out on team

first_imgGhana international could make his debut as he has been named on the Chelsea bench for their game against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.The youngster who signed from German side Augsburg two weeks ago missed Chelsea’s victory against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns a week ago.Striker Jordan Ayew is back on the bench after starting in a Carling Cup game in midweek. His Aston Villa side face Sunderland at Villa Park.Jeffery Schlupp continues his fine start to the season as he is named in Leicester City’s starting line-up against Bournemouth. The foxes remain unchanged from the team that drew with Tottenham Hotspurs.Unfortunately, Christian Atsu did not make the match squad for Bournemouth despite featuring in the Capital One Cup during the midweek.Dede Ayew’s Swansea play Manchester United on Sunday. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Cricket is a captain’s game, coach must take back seat: Ganguly

first_imgPune, Sep 24 (PTI) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly Monday said that unlike football, cricket is a “captain’s game” and the coach should take a “back seat”. The 46-year-old, one of India’s most successful captains, said “man management” is one of the key qualities a coach should possess. Ganguly was at the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) to launch his book – ‘A Century is not Enough’, co-authored with senior sports writer Gautam Bhattacharya. The cricketer later took part in a panel discussion along with Bhattacharya. “It is not like football. A lot of current cricket coaches think that they are going to run a cricket team like a football team, but cricket is a captain’s game and coach hasto take a backseat and that is important,” said Ganguly. The 113-Test veteran was replying to a question on the role of coaches in cricket. He was asked what qualities a coach should have and he replied, “man management”, adding “hardly few have it”. Asked what is the best advice he had received during his career, Ganguly quipped, “Never pick a coach.” Asked if he is given a chance what question he will pose to the current India head coach Ravi Shastri, he said, “Who picks up the team, Rohit Sharma (stand-in ODI captain) or Ravi Shastri.” Ganguly, who also played in the IPL, said he was fortunate enough to lead a team which was full of champions like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh. Players such as Harbhajan, Zaheer and Yuvraj Singh have said in the past they owed their careers to Ganguly as he backed them as the captain.advertisement There are several talented players today but they are not sure whether they will play the next game, and asked about it, Ganguly said, “Virat (Kohli) needs to work little on it. I backed them because I saw them closely, I have seen them how they react to pressure.” He said pressure is must in professional life but too much pressure is not good. Talking to reporters over the dismal performance of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the ongoing Asia Cup in the UAE, Ganguly said it was just a temporary phase for these teams and they will overcome it. “I think it is just a phase and they will get back on the track. They are strong teams,” he said. Talking about the current Australian team, he said the present squad is the weakest he has seen in the last 20-25 years. PTI SPK RSY AHlast_img read more