Taking the plunge

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Medicinal cannabis oil arrives in NZ

first_imgRadio NZ News 8 December 2017Family First Comment: Not smoked or grown in back yard like the Green Party wants. But here’s the key bit:“Trials are underway to test Tilray products’ effectiveness for treating childhood epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder and nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients.”So it’s STILL being tested for efficacy and safety. The arrival of a new, cheaper medicinal cannabis product in New Zealand is good news for patients but will still be prohibitively expensive for many, advocates say.The cannabis oil, produced by Canadian company Tilray, was first granted an export licence to New Zealand in February, but until now has only been shipped to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.However, the first shipment that will be made available for GPs to prescribe has now arrived in the country.It contains cannabidiol (CBD) – a cannabinoid that has been shown to have therapeutic properties, but is considered a class B drug under New Zealand law so cannot be advertised or promoted by the company.Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand coordinator Shane Le Brun said the product had arrived “in the last week or so”.“It is now available for GPs to prescribe… [but] as an unregistered medicine they can’t make therapeutic claims and as a controlled drug they can’t advertise … so it’s kind of snuck in under the radar.”Since September, doctors have been able to prescribe CBD products without needing approval from the Health Minister.READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/345752/medicinal-cannabis-oil-arrives-in-nzlast_img read more

Mali attack kills 24 soldiers

first_imgSuspected militants killed 24 soldiers in an attack, the army said, while another 29 were injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region. REUTERS According to the United Nations, over1,500 civilians were killed in Mali and Burkina Faso since January, withmillions more in need of humanitarian assistance.(BBC) The incident came weeks after 54troops were killed in another attack – one of the deadliest in the past decade. The army added 17 “terrorists” werekilled and 100 suspects were being held in Tiloa, Niger.center_img Details of Monday’s attack wereunclear and authorities have not identified what group the assailants belongedto. MALI – Suspected militants killed 24 soldiersin an attack here, the army said, while another 29 were injured during a jointoperation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region.last_img read more

Big plays early hurt El Segundo

first_imgEl Segundo pulled within 26-19 in the second quarter on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Bundy to Rechad Nessary. But Hatchett’s 70-yard pass and Taylor’s touchdown pass with four seconds left had Centennial up, 40-19, at halftime. In the second half, Centennial went to the ground game keeping the ball away from El Segundo, but scored again in the fourth quarter on Taylor’s run from the five after a blocked punt by Scott Carr. “This was the school’s best week of practice in four years and it shows that good practice carries over to game time,” Centennial coach Aaron Craver said. Hawthorne had the fast start, but it was Inglewood with the big finish. Marcus Allen opened the game with a 90-yard kickoff return and the Cougars extended their on a field goal by Ronnie Estrada, but Inglewood, behind running back David Freeman, scored a 33-9 Ocean League win at Coleman Stadium. Freeman rushed for 270 yards for Inglewood (3-4, 1-1), which came back to take a 20-9 halftime lead. Allen and quarterback Deandre Hinton were both lost to injuries and Hawthorne struggled after they left. Freeman scored one of his three touchdowns on a 73-yard run at the outset of the second half. Culver City scored three touchdowns in the third quarter of its Ocean League game against Morningside to break open a close game and went on to win, 42-26, at home. Quarterback Darius Banks completed 13 of 21 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns for Culver City (7-0, 2-0). Banks added another score on the ground, and running back Lowell Rose scored two rushing touchdowns to lead Culver City. Leading 14-7 entering the third quarter, Banks hit Zach Davis for a 52-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage. Trying to answer, Morningside marched to the Culver City 5-yard line but on third-and-goal, Morningside quarterback Travis Harvey threw a pass that was intercepted and run back for a 97-yard touchdown by defensive back Lenyatta Kiles Jr, making the score 28-7. Morningside came back on its next drive and converted it into a score with Davion Archie scoring on a 25-yard run. But Culver City and Banks weren’t finished and the Centaurs scored after a five-play, 59-yard drive that took little over a minute. Rose scored his second touchdown on a 9-yard run that gave Culver City a 35-14 cushion. The lone bright spot for Morningside was running back Brian Nam, who rushed for 175 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns. Terrence McCoy rushed for 110 yards, including touchdown runs of 39 and 57 yards, to lift Animo to a 27-8 nonleague win over Ribet Academy at Hawthorne High, ending a 23-game losing streak for the Aztec Eagles. McCoy had one touchdown in the first quarter and one in the second, just before he was named homecoming king at halftime. McCoy also had an interception. Quarterback Ryan Lyles ran for a 1-yard score and also passed 30 yards for a score to John Ojo for Animo (1-6). The lone touchdown for Ribet (2-5) came in the fourth quarter on a 66-yard pass from quarterback Sulam Sam to Chris Bucknor. The Animo defense forced two interceptions and a fumble. Two touchdowns by senior running back Sunako Simi led Mary Star to a 21-18 Camino Real League comeback win over Verbum Dei at Daniels Field. Verbum Dei took a 6-0 lead on its first drive with a 1-yard from sophomore quarterback Omar Herrea. The Eagles made it 12-0 on a 2-yard run by sophomore running back Donyae Fields. Simi’s first touchdown, a 1-yard run, came on the last play of the first half and cut Mary Star’s deficit to 12-7. “That play gave us the momentum we needed to come out and do better,” Mary Star coach Dino Andrie said. “We had been stopped in the red zone a few times and that helped give us a boost.” During the second half both team continued their running games but Mary Star took a 14-12 lead with a 21-yard touchdown run by running back Troy Fiamengo. Simi scored on another 1-yard run to make it 21-12. Verbum Dei managed to score with a 11-yard pass to junior wide receiver Sean McKnight with 1:16 left in the game. Despite allowing Verbum Dei to score toward the end, Andrie was satisfied with his team’s win and come from behind win. “It speaks of this team’s character,” Andrie said. “We knew if we lost, we would have no chance at the playoffs and the team kept fighting.” Mary Star had 170 total yards and 159 came from the running game. Simi had 96 yards from 16 carries and quarterback Brian Bornemann carried 10 times for 37 yards. Due to a reporter’s error, Mary Star’s Troy Fiamengo was incorrectly credited with a touchdown catch in the Oct. 6 edition sports section. His brother, Tyler Fiamengo, caught the 50-yard touchdown pass against Santa Clara. Quarterback Keshaun Malone completed 4 of 10 passes for 142 yards and scored on a 2-yard run, but Gardena committed six turnovers in a 26-6 Marine League loss at Washington. Quarterback Revonte Wilkerson rushed seven times for 93 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Generals (4-3, 1-1), who won their first league game since 1998. Washington’s LaVail Littleton carried the ball six times for 53 yards and a score. Malone scored on Gardena’s first possession of the second half, but then fumbled, threw an interception, and turned the ball over on downs for Gardena (0-7, 0-2). Justin Agapay rushed eight times for 32 yards for Gardena. Frustration began to set in the Westchester sideline as the Comets fell to visiting University, 32-6, in a Western League game. Both teams featured run-oriented offenses, but the Wildcats’ attack fared much better. Running back Travis Ross ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Trevon Harris added 169 yards on the ground on 11 carries and found the end zone twice as well. Already up 6-0 on Harris’ first touchdown, the speedy running back broke free for a 52-yard dash to put University (5-2, 1-1) up by two touchdowns. During the closing seconds of the first half, Ross found daylight in the middle of the Comet defense and ran for a 44-yard touchdown. The backbreaker came in the third quarter for the Comets (2-5, 0-2). Running back Brandon Sheppard, who had been running the ball effectively to open the second half, fumbled inside the Wildcat 5-yard line. Four plays later, Ross turned the corner and sped down the sideline for a 96-yard touchdown run. The Comets had two promising drives in the second half but squandered chances to score with a fumble and costly penalties. Quarterback Chris Jacobs averted the shutout for the Comets, scoring on a 10-yard run. – Bob Cody Inglewood roars back – Vince Barner Culver City pulls away – Dennis Freeman Animo victorious – Mike Gallo Simi paces Mary Star – Cristian Vasquez Correction Washington ends drought – David Saunders Westchester flustered – Derrick Deane160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Senior running back Robert Hatchett scored four touchdowns, all in the first half, and El Segundo couldn’t keep up in Centennial’s 47-19 Pioneer League win at El Segundo. Hatchett caught three passes in the first half and took all three in for touchdowns covering 74, 80 and 70 yards. Hatchett also scored on a 72-yard run and accounted for 338 yards from scrimmage in the first half alone. Hatchett also completed a 42-yard pass to Brandon Jackson. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’ve had good games before, but I’ve never scored four touchdowns in a game,” Hatchett said. Quarterback Chris Smith went 8-for-8 for 336 yards in the first half for Centennial (3-4, 1-1). James Taylor added three touchdowns for Centennial, scoring on two short runs and a 7-yard screen pass. El Segundo kept pace in the first quarter to tie the game 7-7 on a 6-yard keeper by quarterback Michael Bundy, who was 14-for-22 for 181 yards in the first half. He finished with 215 yards passing. Shawn Groves scored on a 5-yard run at the start of the second quarter to tie the game. last_img read more