Lawmakers Uncertain About Medical Marijuana Issue

first_imgHELENA — Montana lawmakers said Monday they are uncertain whether they should come up with a backup plan should their crackdown on medical marijuana be struck down in the courts or rejected next year at the ballot box.The state’s tough new medical marijuana law is under attack by the industry both in the courts and with an initiative asking voters to reject the new law at the ballot box in 2012.A legislative interim committee decided Monday that it will continue to monitor both before making any plans to draft backup legislation in case the new law is struck down.Republican state Sen. Jason Priest of Red Lodge said there is too much uncertainty around the issue at the moment to draft firm plans. Priest said he thinks most, if not all, of the law will withstand the challenges.Priest pointed to a recent poll that found 62 percent of respondents favored the overhaul of the pot law adopted by the Legislature earlier this year. That followed news that opponents to the law had been able to collect enough signatures to place a referendum vote on the ballot.The medical marijuana law in the state started with voters who in 2004 approved an initiative that legalized medical marijuana. But even many supporters later agreed the law was too vague and permissive, although attempts to reach a compromise earlier this year at the Legislature failed — resulting in a crackdown opposed by the industry.A Helena judge has, meanwhile, agreed with the industry and blocked some parts of the new law while he continue to hear the legal challenge brought by the Montana Cannabis Industry Association.At the same time, the federal government has cracked down on a drug they still consider illegal despite state medical marijuana laws. U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors are even arguing in court that jurors should not be allowed to hear evidence about the state’s medical pot law as part of a defense in cases where operators are charged with federal crimes.State lawmakers said Monday that situation needs also to resolve itself before they could consider revisiting the issue again.The full session of the Legislature is not expected to convene again until 2013, which would be the first chance lawmakers have to revise their plans.Priest said he thinks there is plenty of time over the interim to begin drafting a backup plan should it become necessary. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Carmelo Anthony Willing to Waive No Trade Clause for LAC and CLE

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. This doesn’t mean any trades are imminent, but Carmelo Anthony is willing to waive his no trade clause for two NBA teams: the Cavs and Clippers.Part of that is likely attributed to the fact that those two teams have realistic hopes of winning a championship and the Knicks have continued their cycle of mediocrity.It also doesn’t hurt that two of Melo’s close friends, LeBron James and Chris Paul, play for the Cavs and Clippers.The Cavs seem to be doing just fine without Melo, but if the Clippers were somehow able to land him without giving up too much, it could make a difference in how far the team goes in the Western Conference Playoffs.This is just speculation on my part, but unless Blake Griffin is involved in a trade to New York, it makes little sense for the Knicks to ship Melo to the Clippers, who don’t have many enticing draft picks or young assets. Matt Medleycenter_img Related Topicslast_img read more

KPBSD Continues Budget Discussions This Week

first_imgDusek: “We look forward to community participation in the process, especially as the State and Borough deal with economic issues that directly impact school funding.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has issued a ‘call to action’ to all parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials- saying “it’s time to participate” in the budget process. The district faces an unprecedented deficit of over $20 million dollars or more if the Governor’s proposed FY20 state budget is passed, according to a release from the district on Thursday. Community budget meetings began in the month of February.  The next scheduled public budget forums for the 2019-20 school year budget are set for Wednesday, February 20th at Soldotna High School and Thursday, February 21st at Kenai Central High School. Sean Dusek, Superintendent: “Over the past several years the district has been able to gather valuable feedback and input through the budget development process. This year will be especially important as we work to become more efficient while maintaining our priority of small class sizes.”last_img read more

AVTEC Ranks In Top 10 Percent Nationwide For High Financial Returns

first_imgLeCompte: “Our employment partners come to us and say we need this particular skill and our program instructors will adapt their curriculum to meet that so when our students leave here they have the skills that the employers need.”  AVTEC, founded in 1969, started out as The Alaska Skills Center in response to developing demand associated with the 1968 discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.  Originally created as a post-secondary component of the State of Alaska Department of Education, AVTEC stands for Alaska Vocational Technical Center.  AVTEC is a division of the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD).  It is the only statewide post-secondary vocational training center operated by the state. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享AVTEC, the Alaska Vocational Technical Center located in Seward, recently ranked in the top 10 percent of 4,500 colleges nationwide for student return on investment 10 years after enrollment. The report included public and private colleges that offer four-year degrees and post secondary institutions that offer two-year degrees and certifications. AVTEC Director Cathy LeCompte: “Being located in Seward is a challenge to make sure everyone knows what’s going on here at AVTEC, but we do train Alaskans in multiple skills and trades. The companies that we work with are very well aware of what we do here.” center_img As a career and technical education center (CTE) AVTEC provides for Alaska’s residents a means to an entry-level career in under a year. Their placement rate for those who complete the programs is over 90% within the year after completion.  “A career in less than a year!” is not just their motto, it is a fact for students that apply themselves to the rigors of the training the State provides at AVTEC. For more information and greater knowledge of AVTEC, visit their website ( and let us know if you have any questions or would like more information about any of our training programs.  1-800-478-5389.last_img read more

Manager will speak to player about Man United transfer on Monday,…

first_imgFotbollDirekt reported the 33 year old Helsingborg defender is an option for Manchester United in January, according to ‘several secure sources’, in a transfer which could be on a loan basis.Making the whole thing much stronger, FotbollDirekt quoted Granqvist as saying: “I know that there is a lot of interest for me. United is incredibly flattering but I have not heard anything concrete yet.”Aftonbladet got Helsingborg’s take, with president Krister Azelius said: “If Andreas and his family would like to move, we cannot close the door for a good deal. I have received the news about interest from Manchester United for Granqvist through the media. Contacts haven’t been brought to the club.“Several of the younger players in Manchester United’s defence may be better footballers than Andreas, but they lack his managerial skills, routine and attitude.”Today there hasn’t been a great deal added to the claims, but the Sweden squad has been named and that’s given the media a chance to ask manager Janne Andersson what he thinks.Andersson has plans to speak to his defender about the whole thing, but didn’t want to be drawn too much into things.Aftonbladet quote him as saying: “I never react to rumours. There are many others who are good at it. I have not talked to Granqvist, we will see what he says on Monday when we meet, if there is anything in it.”What Andersson did say is that the veteran defender is likely to be tired after the World Cup. If Manchester United do sign him in January, they’d hope he’s fully refreshed by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo Tuesday was Andreas Granqvist day.last_img read more

Wells & Moon top the podium

first_imgPSC Golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, July 27, Burapha – StablefordDiv A (0-19)1st David Wells (18) 42pts2nd Geoff Braithwaite (10) 42pts 3rd Dion Lane (13) 39ptsDiv B (20+)1st Peter Moon (23) 39pts2nd James Mansell (27) 37pts3rd Tim Knight (25)  37ptsA cool overcast day greeted the six groups who played the well presented A and B courses at Burapha. We welcomed another Kiwi, James Mansell, who had a podium finish on his first game with us.  With the high scores lately I think we need to look at going back to having the option of playing the blue tees when the fairways are dry.Peter Moon won division 2 with 39 points, two ahead of the aforementioned James Mansell who beat Tim Knight on count back.  In the top division, David Wells won on a count back over Geoff Braithwaite after both players scored 42 points each.  Dion Lane was third with 39.Bob Lindborg and Neil Hughes both recorded birdie ‘2’s.Outback opinion: Weather – overcast, cool; Check-in – fast, efficient; Fairways – hard; Rough – medium; Greens – fast; Bunkers – wet; Value for money – good; Pace of play – under four hours; Drink stations – all open.last_img read more

Indian football: Brazilian star, Robinho rumoured to join East Bengal

first_imgAdvertisement im2rxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1edfaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E81g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4wnWould you ever consider trying this?😱y56Can your students do this? 🌚u7by7sRoller skating! Powered by Firework East Bengal seems to be on a roll for the upcoming season of Football for them! After confirming ‘Quess’ as the sponsor and signing a contract for the next 10 years with it being worth 400 crores, they have started with heavyweight transfers.Advertisement The first move was for Costa Rican defender, Johnny Acosta. He starred for Costa Rica in all the 3 group fixtures in the World Cup and played against Neymar. He was confirmed by East Bengal earlier today.Robinho playing for Brazil.Now reports are coming that the Indian side has set their sights on Robinho. The Brazilian International plays for Sivasspor in Turkey. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe like Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan. His price is expected to be around 16 crores. Even though he may be past his prime, he will of importance in the Indian scenario.Advertisement There have also been other rumours of Sardar Azmoun of Iran being linked to the club.Read Also:-Advertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: 9-year old seer Ahaan Kapadia might just become India’s version of Paul the OctopusFootball: Riyad Mahrez finally signs with Manchester City Advertisementlast_img read more

Devine’s baseball dream

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes There is certainly never a bad time to hit a home-run. But there are times when a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Anderson Caps Off Smoke Eaters Overtime Victory vs. Centennials

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters used a 33-save performance from Adam Marcoux and an overtime winning goal off the stick of Bryce Anderson to help them to their 3rd straight win on home ice, picking up a 2-1 overtime victory over the Merritt Centennials at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday night. Carter Jones opened the scoring for Trail while Adam Marcoux took the game from there, making some impressive stops to keep his team in the lead before Bradley Cocca’s 3rd period marker tied the game and forced overtime. Bryce Anderson would be crowned the hero, scoring 3:03 into the extra frame and helping Trail to their third straight home ice win. The Smoke Eaters came out with an energetic start and jumped on the scoreboard first with an opening goal at the 5:51 mark of the 1st frame. Trevor Zins sent a pass to the right face-off circle for Chase Stevenson, who zipped a pass across to the left wing where Carter Jones teed up a one-timer with Centennials netminder Vincent Duplessis having the puck go off of his glove and past him for Jones’ 9th of the season and a 1-0 Smoke Eaters lead on the power play.The scoreboard showed nothing in the 2nd period as the Smoke Eaters continued to hold their lead of 1-0 through 40 minutes of regulation. Adam Marcoux continued his strong play in the Trail goal, making stops on all 17 shots he faced through two periods while Vincent Duplessis stopped each of the 7 shots he faced in the middle frame and 12 of the 13 he saw through two periods of action. Bradley Cocca knotted the game up at 1-1 early into the 3rd period at the 3:28 mark of the final regulation frame. Cocca worked his way over the blue line and let a shot go from the top of the right face-off circle that eluded the glove side of Marcoux and past him to tie the game. Merritt had the stronghold in shots in the final 20 minutes of the contests but Marcoux continued to keep his team in the game, turning aside 15 of the 16 shots he faced in the 3rd period while Vincent Duplessis stopped all 6 shots thrown his way to force overtime. Bryce Anderson sped down the left wing and cut his way to the net on his backhand before lifting the puck to Duplessis, who made the stop but saw him momentum carry him past the goal line and result in a good goal for the Smoke Eaters and their 11th win of the season with Anderson collecting his 5th goal of the season. Adam Marcoux stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced in the game as his outstanding effort was rewarded with his 9th win of the season while Vincent Duplessis turned aside 22 of the 24 shots he saw in his 5th defeat of the season.  FINAL SCORE: 2-1 Smoke Eaters (OT)SHOTS ON GOAL: 34-21 CentennialsSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/3SMOKE EATERS PK: 4/43 STARS:1) Bryce Anderson (1-0-1)2) Vincent Duplessis (22 saves on 24 shots)3) Bradley Cocca (1-0-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Adam Marcoux (33 saves on 34 shots)ATTENDANCE: 1,978 The Smoke Eaters (11-12-4-2) head back out on the road for their final trip of the season to Kal Tire Place as they take on the Vernon Vipers (9-9-6-3) on Saturday night. Puck drop is slated for 6:00 PM with the broadcast available on as well as beginning at 5:50 PM with the Voice of the Smoke Eaters, Trevor Miller.last_img read more

SOCCER: Sept. 28 Scoreboard

first_imgLamar doubled up the Huskies in first-half shots, 12-6, while HBU held a small advantage in corner kicks, 3-2. McNeese State 2, Sam Houston State 4HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston shrugged off a 2-0 halftime deficit and scored three goals in the first seven minutes of the second half to beat McNeese State, 4-2, Sunday at Pritchett Field. The Bearkats improved to 2-1 in Southland play. Lamar 1, Houston Baptist 1 (2OT)HOUSTON, Texas  – Kristi O’Brien scored in the 60th minute tied the match at 1-1. Neither team could get the go-ahead strike, as Houston Baptist and Lamar battled to a 1-1 double overtime stalemate Sunday afternoon at Sorrels Field. SHSU goalkeeper Kylie Hambleton had to make six saves in the match but was perfect in the second half with five saves on five shots on goal. Alonzo gave the Bearkats their first lead of the day when she finished off a great flicked pass from Johnson. Bailey Fontenot also made four saves in goal, as she improved her record to 3-6-1. The final goal came after the McNeese ‘keeper mishandled a through ball from Shelby McDaniel. Johnson gathered the ball, dribbled around the keeper and buried it in the net. Patty Walrath made four saves to improve to 2-4-2 on the season. There was one team save. O’Brien scored her fourth goal of the season and the second in as many matches for HBU (2-5-3 overall, 1-0-2 SLC), while Casey Basso earned her first-collegiate point as she assisted on O’Brien’s equalizer. Allison Abendschein, Natalie Hager, and Alessia Dal Monte each took a team-high three shots. It was the Ashley Alonzo and Allie Johnson show in the as the two players completely dominated the game in the second period. The pair combined to score all four of the Bearkat goals. Alonzo fell just short of a second straight game with a hat trick, missing a first half penalty. In the 38th minute, Bos took a corner kick, sent a short pass to Hernandez, who turned and passed to Amador at the top of the box, who scored past Walrath to give the Lady Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Northwestern State 0, Central Arkansas 2Lamar 1, Houston Baptist 1 (2OT)Nicholls 3, UIW 1McNeese State 2, Sam Houston State 4Southeastern Louisiana 1, Abilene Christian 2 The second goal came on a long-range effort from Alonzo that snuck into the far post. Johnson was running across the face of goal and did enough to throw off the goalkeeper. – Return to top – – Return to top – HBU seemed to have taken a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, as Charlotte Vancura’s shot was blocked, but was redirected to Rebekah Tovar, who appeared to have scored, but the Huskies were whistled offside. The victory marks the first time this season that the Kats have come from behind to win. Lamar came very close to ending things just four minutes into the first overtime period, as Marie Lund took a shot, but was saved by Basso for a team save. Lamar outshot the Huskies, 8-2, in the two overtime periods, as Walrath made three saves. McNeese was the better team in the first half and nothing was going right for the Kats but the second half was a completely different story. – Return to top – Nicholls 3, UIW 1Recap to come. Southeastern Louisiana 1, Abilene Christian 2ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian sophomore Alyssa Gerner scored the game winning goal in the 70th minute, as ACU defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 2-1, in Southland Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at Shotwell Stadium.The loss was the first in league play for the Lady Lions (10-2, 3-1 Southland), snapping the team’s four-match winning streak. ACU improved to 6-6 overall and 3-1 in league action.Sophomore Bri Singh scored her league-high 11th goal in the contest. The score was the 20th of the Lancaster, California native’s career, moving her into a tie with former Lady Lion Candice Wallace for 10th place on the school’s career list. Her 11 goals also move her into a tie for ninth on the school’s single-season list with former Lady Lions Maiya Cooper and Cory Cochrane.Senior Chelsea Villaescusa was credited with an assist on Singh’s score. In just her second collegiate start, SLU sophomore goalkeeper Casey Jeanfreau was credited with seven saves.Singh gave the Lady Lions the lead in the 12th minute. She took a feed from Villaescusa and hooked a shot into the lower left corner past sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Dombrowski to stake SLU to the early advantage.ACU evened the score late in the first half. Freshman Baylee Mitchell got enough space to hit a shot from 10 yards out to tie the score at 1-1.Gerner’s game-winner also came from long distance. She took a pass from freshman Leslie Snider and put a shot in from about 12 yards out over the reach of Jeanfreau.Southeastern will close out a three-game road trip on Sunday, when it heads to Lamar for a 1 p.m. match in Beaumont, Texas. HBU continues its home stand hosting Stephen F. Austin Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. kickoff Sunday against McNeese State. Johnson got the Kats on the board first when she latched onto a through ball from Alonzo and hit it across the goal into the far corner. Alejandra Amador scored for Lamar (3-6-1 overall, 1-1-1 SLC), assisted by Jannet Hernandez and Kristin Bos. Bos took a match-high seven shots. In the 60th minute, following a foul by Lamar, Basso took a free kick near the center circle and sent a beautiful circle into the box. O’Brien headed the ball past Fontenot to knot the match at 1-all. Northwestern State 0, Central Arkansas 2CONWAY, Ark. – The Central Arkansas women’s soccer team played its first home match in over a month on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Northwestern State Lady Demons at the Bill Stephens Soccer Complex. The Bears got a goal in each half to earn their first Southland Conference win, taking down the Lady Demons 2-0.Central Arkansas (5-4-1, 1-1 SLC) took the lead in the 22nd minute, when Vanessa Randall fired a cross to the feet of Kate Koch, who slid it just inside the right post to put the Bears up 1-0 with her first goal of the season.The Bears got an insurance goal in the 68th minute, as Allie Coleman crossed the ball to Shelby Wilson, who blasted the ball inside the left post to extend the Central Arkansas lead to 2-0 with her third goal of the season. Central Arkansas held a 13-8 advantage in shots over Northwestern State (3-8-1, 0-3-1 SLC) on the day, placing six of those attempts on target. Randall, Wilson, Coleman, Koch, Alex Wurst, and Peyton Reisch each had a shot on goal. Jackie Strug, Chelsea Schaefer, and Cache Haley each had a shot on goal for the Lady Demons.Anna Hughes made three saves to earn the win and pick up her second shutout of the season for Central Arkansas, while Alex Latham made four saves to take the loss for Northwestern State.Central Arkansas returns to the field twice next weekend, hosting Abilene Christian at 7:00 PM on Friday night and UIW at 1:00 p.m Sunday.– Return to top – HBU remains unbeaten against Lamar all-time (2-0-3) and in Southland Conference play (1-0-2). – Return to top –last_img read more