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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a bill that would have lifted a cap on the potency of medical marijuana products available in the state.Reynolds vetoed the bill Friday afternoon, saying the state must proceed cautiously in any expansion of its medical marijuana program. Reynolds says she could support future more limited effort to increase the potency of products.Democratic lawmakers who have supported expansion of the program criticized Reynolds’ decision, saying it would hurt sick people who get little benefit from products now available that have low levels of THC, the compound that causes a high.Rep. John Forbes, an Urbandale pharmacist, called the veto “distressing news for thousands of sick and vulnerable Iowans who deserve greater access to this life-changing medication.”The bill had been approved overwhelmingly in both legislative chambers.
England FC – Shaping up for Euro 2020by Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the love- the following is a sponsored articleEngland has loads of exciting football action coming up with the Euro 2020 qualifiers around the corner!Gareth Southgate is leading the team through an important year of Euro 2020 qualifiers. Thanks to a string of positive results, the nation believes ‘it’s coming home’ once again. The Three Lions enjoyed great success in 2018. They outplayed almost all of their opponents and reached the World Cup semi-finals.England have made it four wins from four in the European Qualifiers so far. But has Gareth Southgate really identified his best team? The answer might be yes following their latest results. But he still needs to solve the selection dilemmas before next summer’s tournament.The coach has labelled England’s free-scoring frontline as one of the most exciting in world football. However, their struggles in defence lately have shown there are still questions to answer elsewhere in the side.Jordan Pickford undoubtedly has the number 1 spot in the team. With a wealth of full-back options, the centre-back remains a headache for the coach. Michael Keane and Harry Maguire were largely untroubled in England’s last game against Bulgaria. But Southgate will be concerned that Kosovo, a team that is not too strong, was able to cause them so many problems at St Mary’s.Kosovo scored the first goal due to Keane’s misplaced pass. As for Maguire, he was guilty for their third goal, kicking Vedat Muriqi in the box after he failed to clear the ball. The return of John Stones might give Southgate some reassurance about the backline.The Three Lions used the same midfield three against both Bulgaria and Kosovo. Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice started both games and proved that they are up for the task. But there are many debates over England’s best midfield.Rice is having a great season so far with West Ham. The player has shown similar promise in many of his early appearances for England. But he tends to lose many balls in build-up play. Southgate does not have many replacements for the holding role either. Harry Winks can possibly count himself unlucky not to have even made it off for the last two games.The passing ability of Harry Winks can give England the kind of control they so often lack against top flight teams. Barkley and Henderson’s places are also the subject of scrutiny, especially with creative players such as James Maddison and Mason Mount.England has an all-star attack! Yes, they really do! They are currently well-stocked in attack with talents, such as Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling. In the last two games, England were deadly in the final third. When Jadon Sancho came on to replace Rashford, he scored his first two international goals. Kane and Sterling’s places are surely guaranteed. But Sancho and Rashford have provided serious competition and make it hard for Southgate to make his team selection.Who would make your best England side for the opener at Euro 2020? Until then, why not practice your footballing skills with MagicalVegas.com. The site brings to you the likes of Supreme Football, Football Star and Football Scratch to name a few. Ready to kick off for some real entertainment? TagsSponsoredAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Amman: A controversial US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace could spell the demise of Jordan and turn it into a “Palestinian state”, Jordanians and analysts warn.The initiative launched by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner at a June conference in Bahrain dangles the prospect of USD 50 billion of investment into a stagnant Palestinian economy.But it fails to address key issues such as an independent Palestinian state, Israeli occupation and the Palestinians’ right to return to homes from which they fled or were expelled after Israel’s creation in 1948. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Palestinian Authority boycotted the Bahrain forum, accusing the unabashedly pro-Israel Trump of using the prospect of cash to try to impose political solutions, and of ignoring the fundamental issue of occupation.Trump has taken the landmark step of recognising disputed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Kushner has suggested the peace plan would not mention a Palestinian state.Kushner is returning to the Middle East later this month to push his economic plan which has been rejected by the Palestinians and criticised by Jordan. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”No economic proposal could replace a political solution that ends the occupation” of Palestinian territories by Israel, Jordan’s foreign ministry spokesman Sufyan al-Qudah said.Jordan, one of only two Arab countries to have a peace treaty with Israel, sent only a low-level official to the June 25-26 conference in Manama.In Amman, protests have been staged against what has been dubbed the “deal of the century”.”It would mean the end of the Palestinian cause and it would wipe out Jordanian identity, both in one go,” said Khaled al-Khrisha, a 65-year-old Jordanian, at a rally last month outside the US embassy. “Jordan will be the biggest loser after the Palestinians.” Another demonstrator, 81-year-old Widad al-Aruri whose family originates from the West Bank, said the deal “means selling off the Palestinians and is dangerous for Jordan”.The kingdom hosts millions of Palestinians who poured into the country in two waves, after Israel’s creation and following the 1967 Six-Day War, when Israel occupied the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza.The largely desert country — which has little resources and relies heavily on international donors, including 1 billion a year from Washington — is home to 9.5 million people, more than half of them of Palestinian origin.Two thirds of them are Jordanian citizens, while the others are considered refugees who many Jordanians fear will be settled permanently and given citizenship as well if the Kushner plan goes through.More than two million Palestinians in Jordan are UN-registered refugees.”Jordan is worried because the deal ignores the idea of an independent Palestinian state,” said Oraib Rintawi who runs the Al-Quds Centre for Political Studies.As a result, he said, “this will mean that the sustainability of a Palestinian nation would be conditioned to it being linked somehow with Jordan and that will open the gates of hell for Jordan”.And under pressure, Jordan would be forced to take in more Palestinians and eventually give them Jordanian citizenship.”This is a nightmare,” he added.With an unemployment rate of about 18.5 percent, Jordan, whose stability is seen as vital for the volatile Middle East, was last year shaken by widespread economic protests.In addition to hosting millions of Palestinians, the country has taken in a mass influx of refugees from its conflict-riddled neighbours Syria and Iraq, stretching its cash-strapped economy.Ahmad Awad, head of the Phoenix Centre for Economics and Informatics Studies, said: “Forfeiting the right of return and compensation (for refugees) will be dangerous for Jordan and the Palestinians”.He noted that a majority of Jordanians are of Palestinian origin, and a large number of West Bank residents are Jordanian citizens.Jordan administered the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, until the 1967 war.It remains custodian of Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, whose status is one of the thorniest of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”Jordan has no choice but to reject the (US) plan… and has already rejected it quite firmly (because)… it would turn Jordan into a Palestinian state,” said analyst Kirk Sowell of Utica Risk Services.Jordan’s King Abdullah II has repeatedly ruled out a confederation with the Palestinians or giving up custodianship of Jerusalem holy sites, calling them “red lines”.
Ohio State then-sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski (9) scores a goal in front of the net against Wisconsin senior goalie Kyle Hayton (33) in the third period on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the game 6-2. Credit: Wyatt Crosher | Lantern ReporterWith strong goaltending and good production on offense, the No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team took both games against Colgate for its second sweep of the season.Ohio State (6-3-1, 1-1 B1G) shutout the Colgate Raiders (2-6-1, 0-1-1 ECAC) in its game Friday night 3-0, keeping the scoreless streak going Saturday with a 1-0 win.Game 1After missing both games against Notre Dame, junior forward Tanner Laczynski returned to the lineup for the Buckeyes against Colgate on the third line and scored two goals to help lead Ohio State to victory.The Buckeyes survived an early Colgate power play before junior forward Ronnie Hein scored the team’s first goal. He was assisted by freshman forward Gustaf Westlund, his fourth assist of the season. In the second period, Ohio State failed to convert on both of its power play opportunities. Overall, Ohio State was 0-4 with the man advantage and Colgate didn’t score on its only power play of the night. Laczynski scored the next goal for Ohio State, his third of the season, with less than 20 seconds remaining in the second period.The third period was scoreless until Laczynski added the third Ohio State goal,his fourth of the season, in the empty net with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game.Redshirt senior goaltender Sean Romeo stopped every one of the 19 shots sent his way in his second straight shutout, the fourth of his career. Romeo hasn’t allowed a goal in his last two games where he has faced 42 combined shots. The Buckeyes outshot Colgate 44-19, their most shots on goal this season.Game 2Ohio State’s offense was balanced in its win against Colgate on Friday, scoring once in each period. While the Buckeyes weren’t scoring as often Saturday night, a late goal still allowed Ohio State to come away with the series sweep.The nets were untouched through the first two periods of the game, with Ohio State outshooting Colgate 23-18 through the first 40 minutes. In the third period, however, the Buckeyes ramped up their shooting as time ticked away, outshooting the Raiders 13-6 in the final period and 36-24 overall.Senior forward Dakota Joshua scored the only goal of the game with less than 10 minutes remaining in the third period and was assisted by senior forwards John Wiitala and Brendon Kearney. The power play was a struggle for both teams on Saturday, as neither team could convert on any of the four power play attempts they were given. Though Ohio State has struggled offensively on the power play, the penalty kill has slowly improved. The Buckeyes are now killing 80 percent of the penalties they are facing, only allowing eight all season, and they haven’t given one up since their 2-2 tie at Bowling Green in October.Sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier provided the second shutout of the series and his second of the season, saving all 24 shots he faced.This is the first series that Ohio State has shutout its opponent in both games since they played UAH in Nov. 2011.No. 7 Ohio State will return to Columbus next weekend to take on the No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers.
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The class of 92 are regarded as the greatest academy products in the history of Manchester United and rightfully so.A class which produced players like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville, and David Beckham helped steer the course of Manchester United’s future.However, for every Scholes, there’s always a Ben Thornley. Regarded as one of the most talented players in the academy back in the early 90s, Thornley suffered a serious injury that ended his dream before it even started.“Ben would have outdone all of us,” said Beckham, according to ESPN.“England wouldn’t have had a left-wing problem for so many years,” said Nicky Butt. “He was one of — if not the — most talented members of that team,” said Neville.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The feelings, if I ever did have those, had long since evaporated,” Thornley tells ESPN. “That was in 1999; the injury happened to me in ’94. I quickly knew I was never going to be a first-team regular at United, even though I stayed there for another three-and-a-half year.”“I just got caught up in the game itself and the celebrations afterward. It was a brilliant night, and it never crossed my mind once that this could’ve been me. I was just so thrilled for the boys I’d grown up with to be involved with such an incredible season.”“I had two feet and was able to shift the ball by squaring up the full-back,” Thornley says, “either towards the touchline or coming back inside to whip a ball in with my right foot. That little half-yard was something that (a) they had to guess which way I was going, and (b) by the time they had, I had already gone.”“That was something that it quickly became apparent I didn’t have anymore. It was like having a piece of string or piece of wood: once you break it down the middle and try to repair it, it’s never as strong as it once was. When you’re talking about playing at the top level, you are talking about fine margins. That was the type of thing I relied on.”“I can’t put everything down to that one tackle,” he says, when asked about the psychological impact of his injury, “but I’m sure there are people far more qualified than me who can trace what I’m like now as a person right the way back to it. It’s like you’ve had a fabulous party and you come home: there’s an emptiness there. That’s what I felt not going into a dressing room every day.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 6, 2016 – Matthew tearing at Grand Bahama, residents say the winds are terrifying. An unexpected encounter and a different class of storm is how a manager at the Emergency Operations Center set up at the NIB in Freeport, Grand Bahama described Hurricane Matthew just moments ago.Magnetic Media was able to speak to Tammi Mitchell who confirmed that ‘yes,’ roofs of storm shelters have been compromised.At the Foster B. Pestaina Centre of the Christ the King Anglican Pro Cathedral, where 72 special needs patients are housed with 14 volunteers, they are praying that the roof does not blow away. Hurricane Matthew is so fierce that they cannot evacuate, even though the roof is partially torn off the building, as the Royal Bahamas Defense Force is standing by in the event the near 100 mph winds rips the covering away. Mitchell says then, they will have to make a dash for it, somehow.Jack Hayward High school gym is also with a compromised roof, there are 19 people at that shelter. Eight Mile Rock High school gym has a leaking roof, and there are 112 people housed at that shelter. All individuals are accounted for says Ms. Mitchell, and are well.At the Cancer Association on West Atlantic Drive, the 40 people there and the structure are fine; at the St Georges’ High, the 112 people are fine and so is the structure. Mitchell confirmed that this is not the same report for many in South Bahamia, North Bahamia and Caravel Beach where there are many calls coming in for roofs being ripped off in Cat4 Matthew.There were valiant petitions, including video tailor-made to demonstrate the level of danger for West End which is the part of the island expected to feel the worst lashing from this dangerous hurricane; still some stayed in the fishing village. Tammi Mitchell confirmed that a lot of the residents did leave the West End coastal area which is, as she put it, ‘under water again.’It was a better account for the eastern end of the islands, where only seven people remained in Pelican Point; even Sweeting’s Cay residents heeded officials call to evac, and did so ahead of Matthew.Grand Bahama often gets it, and according to Kirk James of the meteorology department, he explained that there is about 90 minutes more of the battering at 98 mph winds and then its onto the Tropical Storm force winds. The latest National Hurricane Center model puts the eye of Category 4 Matthew just off the coast of Hunters in Grand Bahama.For some both power and water are off. Hon. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, HURRICANE MATTHEW Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:hurricane matthew, hurricane matthew rips through grand bahama, poles are down, shelter roofs are compromised