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Medical marijuana users to press for relief on pot taxes

Advocates are gathering signatures to get an initiative on the November ballot that would require the state to issue medical marijuana cards to adults or parents of children whose doctors recommend they use the drug. A summary report of the Health Canada consultations noted most respondents opposed applying excise taxes to medical cannabis products. States with recreational marijuana laws saw an average reduction of 6.38 percent. Read More »

United Nations condemns Boko Haram attack in Borno

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Reacting to inquiry in a text message he said, however, that some of the Boko Haram insurgents were killed. Mr Yassine Gaba, the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria , on Monday, April 2 strongly condemned Sunday's deadly attack near Belle Village in Maiduguri, Borno. Read More »

Pasta isn't the diet villain you think it is, new study claims

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A growing number of people are ditching carbohydrates and swapping the likes of spaghetti for spiralised vegetables like courgettes or courgetti as it is known. But it was stressed that sensible portion control also needed to be observed. The study authors advise that further research is required to determine if the need for weight gain will extend to pasta under other healthy diets. Read More »

Is This Stock Fit For Your Portfolio? US Bancorp (USB)

Us Bancorp now has $81.92B valuation. Investors are looking attentively on Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) as shares traded with up change of 0.04% at $24.49 during last trading day on a US exchange. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of U.S. Bancorp by 57.1% in the third quarter. From a safety point of view, a company's size and market value do matter. Read More »

Crews called to house fire in Aylesford

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A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said the fire had started in the kitchen at the Gribblehirst Rd house. Damages to the building, which left three families displaced, are estimated at $40,000. The fire broke out around 7 a.m., but the source of the blaze remains under investigation. The fire caused Amarillo Blvd. eastbound to be closed but crews have now opened the lanes to traffic. Read More »

New York Fed Picks John Williams as Next CEO

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In the past, Williams has conveyed a moderate stance on monetary policy and supported the central bank's guidance of three or four rate hikes in 2018 . Neither of the other two finalists for the job - Raymond McGuire, an executive at Citigroup, and Mary J. Miller, a former Treasury official - were white men, and the search committee also interviewed other candidates who would have brought diversity to the Fed. Read More »

FDA orders recall of kratom products due to salmonella risk

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Kratom is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa , a plant in the coffee family that is native to Southeast Asia. The FDA advises consumers to throw away any products associated with the recall , including but not limited to Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Emerald Green, Ivory White and Ruby Red. Read More »

Medical marijuana could help lower opioid prescription

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David Bradford told NPR . "Marijuana liberalization may serve as a component of a comprehensive package to tackle the opioid epidemic", Wen and Hockenberry concluded. The studies couldn't prove cause and effect. So, the researchers' estimated decline shows a slow down instead of a drop in total consumption, according to Bradford. Read More »

CMS finalizes policies to reduce drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma also announced Monday that CMS finalized policies to lower prescription drug costs and offer additional choices. These changes will go into effect on January 1, 2019. In addition, the agency said it was expanding its overutilization monitoring system, which it said has "already significantly reduced the number of high risk beneficiaries". Read More »

Dems question Grindr over sharing of users' HIV status

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They pressed the company to answer questions about its data collection and privacy protection policies as well as information on what other third parties get user data. Grindr sent user information such as Global Positioning System data, phone ID and email along with the person's HIV status to third-party apps, making it possible to identify users and their HIV status together, according to Antoine Pultier, a researcher at the Norwegian nonprofit SINTEF, who originally discovered the ... Read More »

Morgan Stanley: Downgrade Hits Shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)

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The move was a retaliation against the Trump Administration's new tariffs against steel and aluminum tariffs, but left out some large USA exports like soyabeans. Trading volume is an essential technical indicator a shareholder uses to confirm a trend or trend reversal. The higher the volume during the price move, the more significant the progress. Read More »

License, ID Card Holders Can Save Lives Through Organ Donation

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An organ donor can save up to nine lives, and a single tissue donor can enhance more than 150 lives, providing hope to the estimated one in 20 Americans who will need a tissue transplant at some point in their life. Their continuous support has resulted in 95 percent of the state's almost 14.5 million designated donors who have joined the California registry. Nancy Kentish-Barnes, PhD, from the Saint-Louis University Hospital in Paris, and colleagues assessed the organ donation process and ... Read More »

Town celebs laud Ram Charan and Rangasthalam

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Rangasthalam is a film set in the 1980s and charts the journey of Chitti Babu, played by Ram Charan, Kumar Babu, played by Aadhi Pinisetty and the oppression their village faces from the President, played by Jagapathi Babu. And with that Samantha has equalled the record of Kajal Aggarwal who was part of eight movies, from Bollywood and South which has done Rs 100 crore business. Read More »

United Nations raises $2 billion in Yemen appeal

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave an opening speech at a donor conference in which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, both members of the global coalition involved in the conflict, were participating, Efe news reported. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning for much of the TV-9 area

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During that time, snow could fall moderately to heavily, with "snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour (possible) at times between about 4 and 9 a.m. TONIGHT - Rain & Wintry Mix Developing, Transitioning to Wet Snow . "It was a bit drier than normal, with 1 inch below normal precipitation values", he said. Read More »

Johannesburg Test: Australia new boys flop as South Africa turn screw

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South Africa lived up to its promise to be ruthless against an Australia without captain Steve Smith , vice captain David Warner , and batsman Cameron Bancroft, all banned long-term for cheating in the third test last weekend. But once they saw off that period, batting became easier and though de Villiers did not push on to three figures, Markram did, and to a career-best score. Read More »

Africa is Literally Dividing into Two

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The most recent and accepted view is the theory put forth in 2009: that magmatism and plate tectonics have a feedback with one another, controlled by oblique rifting conditions. Such movements can cause the plates to rupture, form rifts, and create new boundaries. An example of a place on Earth where this has happened is the South Atlantic ocean, which resulted from the break up of South America and Africa around 138m years ago - ever noticed how their coastlines match like pieces of the ... Read More »

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM)

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited ( NYSE : TSM ) have seen the needle move 2.51% in the most recent session. Capital International Investors now owns 7,506,191 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $281,857,000 after acquiring an additional 2,085,137 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

At Least 1 Dead and 38 Ill From Synthetic Weed in IL

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The department didn't provide additional information about the two deaths, citing confidentiality. The deaths are among the 56 people in IL to become ill in recent weeks after using K-2, Spice or some other form of synthetic marijuana. Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made, mind-altering chemicals that are sprayed on dried plant material. The chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant but the health effects from using synthetic ... Read More »

Grindr Shares HIV Status of Users with Other Companies

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Apptimize and Localytics , both data-optimization firms, have received certain information that some Grindr users choose to include in their profiles, including their HIV status and "last tested date". Pultier specified that the HIV data on Grindr is linked with other information and it may be due to incompetence from some developers that happened to send along all information including private and personal data. Read More »

Mormons make history with Brazilian and Asian leaders

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The all-male panel sits below church President Russell M. Nelson and his two counselors. Youth can still go alone if they choose. Unlike many local roles in the church, an appointment to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is full time, and for life. Read More »

The Condom Challenge Is A Questionable Teen Trend

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In America the "challenge" dates back to at least 2007, when a YouTuber uploaded herself snorting a condom, but YouTube pulled the video for containing "harmful or unsafe content". It should go without saying, of course, that snorting condoms is risky. "Even if you manage to successfully pull the condom out through your mouth, inhaling a condom up your nose would be very uncomfortable and potentially quite painful", writes Bruce Y. Read More »

Awareness drive to promote autism acceptance

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Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication as well as by unique strengths and differences. Children with autism generally have problems with communicating, have differing sensory needs, toilet training problems, and need routine. According to Dr Sally Rogers of the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute, University of California, ... Read More »

India deny any wrongdoing after syringes found in compound

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Veteran Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar will finally breathe a sigh of relief as his name has been included in the Commonwealth Games website after it was initially missing from the list of participants for the 74kg category. The 23-year-old Ong said: "We really didn't know what to expect". It's in the same building where athletes from many countries are residing. The weather has been a constant concern for organisers with persistent, heavy showers nearly a daily feature on the coast for ... Read More »

China's Tiangong-1 space station may fall to Earth

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ESA now predicts the space station will enter our atmosphere and begin to break apart at 4:25 p.m. PT Sunday, give or take several hours. Many experts believe much of the craft is expected to burn up during the re-entry and no one knows for sure where debris from the spacecraft may land. Read More »

Man City walkover Everton; one win away from title

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We know that. They are so quick, they are so good and it is tough. "With the distance we have, we have to be focused on the Champions League and in the middle we have United - who of course we are going to try and beat and try and play - but the line-up will be thinking about Liverpool ". Read More »

Bitcoin Red (BTCRED) moved down $-0.00316 in 24 hours

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Fusion (FSN) traded down 3.8% against the dollar and now trades at $1.88 or 0.00027087 BTC. One Bitcoin Plus coin can now be bought for about $35.85 or 0.00478027 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia, CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi and Poloniex. Read More »

EPL: City close on title with Everton win

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Normal service was resumed at Goodison Park, as City picked up where they left off after a three-week break without a fixture to maintain their 16-point lead at the top. " Manchester United have seven days to prepare, but we need momentum so we need a good Champions League game". Aguero injured his knee earlier this month and missed the worldwide break with Argentina after sitting out City's 2-0 win over Stoke back on March 12. Read More »

Petrol price hits four year high, diesel at highest level

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The CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury said, "This is clearly not an April Fool's joke". But contrary to this, based on existing tax rates and import prices reported by Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has worked out a reduction of Rs5.26 per litre in petrol price to Rs82.81 per litre for April. Read More »

Bairstow takes England to 290/8 on Day 1

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New Zealand will want to leave a mark on the final test of their home summer. He adopted the cautious approach against both Anderson and Broad . Despite that, they appear no nearer finding a combination that can compete with New Zealand , let alone the three countries above them in the world Test rankings. Read More »

Samuel Abiola Robinson alleges racial discrimination against producers of Malayalam film

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He has said that the allegations raised by Samuel Robinson , who played the title role in the movie, about his remuneration need to be considered with seriousness. "It is a fact that the film still runs to packed houses". We gave Samuel mutually-agreed remuneration, we are able to take a decision on sharing the prizes, only after the yields return and the accounts are settled. Read More »

Alan Pardew reckons West Brom job is safe for next season

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The sixth-placed Clarets netted either side of half time through Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood , keeping their European hopes alive as they maintained their three-point advantage on Leicester City. And he could hardly have done it in more breath-taking fashion thanks to a flying first-half volley to give Burnley a half-time lead. SEAN Dyche was delighted to put some demons to bed as Burnley ended their Hawthorns hoodoo. Read More »

Delhi To Get Euro-VI Fuel From Tomorrow

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Though most automobiles in Delhi presently use BS-IV compliant engines, the leapfrogging to BS-VI will bring a benefit of "10-20 per cent by reduction in particulate matter" in the atmosphere, he said. The Euro-VI grade fuel supplies in the national capital have been advanced from the April 1, 2020 target rollout for the entire country to show the oil industry's commitment to supplying cleaner fuel, they said. Read More »