first_imgSayNopeToDope NZ Media Release 12 June 2020An analysis by the Police Association of the cannabis referendum and the possible legislation that would result from legalisation has raised significant concerns around continued gang presence and difficulties in enforcement.In the article in the June edition of Police News, concerns raised by the Police Association include:Difficult for voters to understand the legislationLimiting potency will simply empower the gangsMixed messaging around enforcementPolice will be open to accusations of bias or inconsistencyHome grows will be difficult to police – and difficult to tell the difference between home grow and dealerThe proposed controls will result in gangs remaining significant playersWith the help of senior lawyers, the SayNopeToDope campaign has also analysed the proposed legislation. Our 4-page summary, Analysis – Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, highlights significant concerns around:home grows, and the large quantities that can be grownconsuming drugs at home in front of children and young peoplehigh quantities of purchase and possessionage restrictions which will be difficult to enforce, as already evidenced by tobacco & alcoholhome production of edibles and dabbing e.g. butane hash oil (already an issue in NZ and overseas)restrictions on potency which will be difficult to enforce and will empower the black marketdifficulties for councils to ban pot shops in their local areasincreased regulation which will mean increased demand for policing (rather than a reduction as argued)education and prevention is mentioned, but only in relation to usesignificant concerns around workplace impairmentcontradicts our SmokeFree 2025 policyThe analysis is also available online https://saynopetodope.org.nz/2020/05/01/control/Coalition member and ex-Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Pizzini says “The biggest irony of the proposed legislation is that cannabis is actually a driver of crime and road trauma. Why would we open the floodgates on a substance that is harmful to young people, workplace safety, and our already overloaded mental health services.”ENDSlast_img read more


first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been replaced as captain by James Ward-Prowse.Hojbjerg, 24, has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the club and recently expressed a desire to play in the Champions League. The Denmark international, signed from Bayern Munich in 2016, has just over 12 months left on his contract.England midfielder Ward-Prowse will take over as captain for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.Speaking at a press conference prior to the resumption of the Premier League, Hasenhuttl said: “No, he [Hojbjerg] will not be captain.“We had an agreement, and [I] made clear that if you decide not to extend your contract, you will not be captain of this team.“He knows that he is an important player for this club. I think we have found a good agreement.” Hojbjerg has made more 100 Premier League appearances for Southampton.Tags: Pierre-Emile HojbjergRalph HassenhuttlUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more


first_img Tom Hogan’s six-year-old landed the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock last year and was last seen finishing fourth in the Hong Kong Mile back in December. Despite those recent Group One exploits, he was sent off an 18-1 shot under Craig Williams in the seven-and-a-half-furlong heat but he came with a powerful run after being settled in the early stages. He swept to the front inside the final half-furlong to edge out Speediness by a short neck with El Roca a further three-quarters of a length away in third. The run was a warm up for next month’s inaugural Championship meeting, with Hogan having the option of tackling either the Doncaster Mile or the six-furlong TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on April 12. Hogan said: “It was great – a good achievement. It was a bit unusual using a Group One as a prep for another race, but it worked out and he won it well. “It give us options for next month and we will make a decision in the next few days about which race to go for. Craig said he could go for either. “It’s great to win though and to break new ground.” Gordon Lord Byron made a dream start to his Australian stint when winning the Group One George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgWhile offensive line coach Tim Daoust was running his unit through a sled drill, freshman defensive tackle Wayne Williams agitatedly walked to the end zone away from the rest of the unit. He tugged at an elbow guard — SU head coach Scott Shafer said his elbow has been bothering him — and jogged to midfield to join strength and conditioning coach Will Hicks.When Shafer was asked about Williams at his post-practice press conference, he said that the two “got deep” on the walk back from practice — discussing life lessons, former SU standout Chandler Jones and where Williams can go from here.“I was just challenging him to leap over the next hurdle,” Shafer said. “Wayne’s got a little elbow thing that’s sore. He’s done a nice job cutting weight. He’s done a nice job learning to deal with so much more structure in his life. He’s done a nice job working for more plays in practice.“Now he’s at the point where he’s never had any injuries. And when you’re banged up you’re hurt but not injured, and that’s the next hurdle.”Before that drill, Daoust had the linemen duck under a canopy before spinning right or left. It emphasized keeping their eyes forward and maintaining enough balance to pivot in either direction. Then he moved the group to the sled, which has brought out energy all week.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSenior defensive end Donnie Simmons received the highest praise from Daoust, as the coach yelled, “Donnie has the juice today. Three points for Donnie for having the juice.”Secondary works on footwork, handsAfter the entire defense worked on batting down passes and corralling fumbles, the secondary worked on shuffling around cones and catching passes from defensive backs coach Fred Reed.Reed started off throwing them right into the chest of the corners and safeties, and then started to challenge his unit with harder, inaccurate throws. He rocketed one over senior safety Jaston George’s head, and George threw his hands into the air to make a sprawling catch.Right before practice was closed to the media for the rest of the day, the secondary worked on a basic coverage set. The cornerbacks lined up with a corner-turned-receiver on the outside and a safety lined up across from a receiver in the slot, and Reed walked them through a zone scheme. Comments Published on August 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Broyld runs second-team and other observations from Day 7 of training camplast_img read more


first_imgWinston was quick to point out that wasn’t the case despite the Rams last-ditch efforts.”We finished,” he told reporters. Related News QB Jameis Winston on what the key to the game was:“We finished.”— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) September 30, 2019Indeed, Tampa Bay did. Jameis Winston had a very brief reaction after the Buccaneers held on to beat the Rams, 55-40, at LA Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.The fifth-year quarterback entered the game after a tough Week 3 loss to the Giants where the Bucs had an 18-point lead at halftime but wound up losing by one point. Rams’ Aaron Donald on slow start to 2019: ‘I’ve got to get myself going’ Winston was 28-of-41 passing for 385 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s second win of the season. He also threw two interceptions with one returned for a pick-six late in the fourth quarter.Rams cornerback Marcus Peters had a 32-yard interception returned for a touchdown to bring Los Angeles within five points. But yet another big play on defense, this time by former-Ram-turned-Buc Ndamukong Suh, sealed the victory.Here come the #LARams@MarcusPeters PICK-6! 🚨 #TBvsLAR📺: FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/yBg5kb3ROt— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019Shaq Barrett forces the fumble and @NdamukongSuh takes it to the house against his former team!@Buccaneers cross the 50-point mark. #TBvsLAR📺: FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/zX85i504Uc— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019Winston wants to make sure the team remains on an even keel when it enters its Week 5 matchup in New Orleans against the Saints.last_img read more


first_imgEdsel KingEdsel Lee King, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield at the age of 87.Edsel was born the son of John and Nora (Lawder) King on Tuesday, March 9, 1926 in Liberal.On August 18, 1946, Edsel and Carole Leaming were united in marriage in Liberal. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Wellington where he had served as an Elder. Edsel also belonged to the Masonic Lodge where he was a York Rite Mason and Master Mason. He was a past Worthy Patron with the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a past commander of the Wellington Wheatwackers and a member of the Midian Shrine in Wichita. He drove a hospital van through the Shrine organization to transport children to Missouri.  Edsel proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later belonged to the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 in Wellington. In his free time, Edsel enjoyed tinkering around with various handyman projects. He also loved to go camping and fishing. Edsel was proud of his 33 year career as a Soil and Water Conservationist. He later sold real estate for several years and retired in 1981.Survivors include his daughters: Sandra  King of Wellington and Carolyn Cauthon (Rick) of North Richland Hills, Texas, sons; John  King (Barbara) of Orlando, Florida, and Denis King (Susan) of Chicago, Illinois, sister; Bessie L. Strickland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Eric Heckart of Wichita, Michelle Trimble (Ray) of St. Peters, Missouri, Philip Cauthon (Sarah) of Lawrence, Susanne Forbes (Cory) of Iowa City, Iowa, Brian King (Kirsten) of Winter Park, Florida, Tony King (Kelly) of Orlando, Florida, Scott King (Krista) of Tampa, Florida, Jason Cotner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren; Anthony Heckart, Lorna Trimble, Corrina Trimble, Marty Trimble, Travis Trimble, Alexander Cauthon, Owen Forbes, Quinn Forbes, Madison King, Tate King, Spencer King, Carson King,  Eli King and Sadie CotnerHe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Donald D. King, infant brother William A. King, sister Joyce Ann Cain and a granddaughter, Susan Heckart.Visitation will be held at the Day Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Edsel will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the First Christian Church, 123 West 9th Street, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with the Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 150 AF&AM or the First Christian Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more