Oregon State University researchers find more college students using marijuana since legalization

first_imgThe Register-Guard 15 June 2017Family First Comment: No surprises in this research!!“Researchers also found that more students at the Oregon university under age 21 are using marijuana than students over age 21, Kerr said. The legal age to buy and use recreational pot in Oregon is 21. “This was a big surprise to us because legalization of use is actually having an impact on illegal use,” OSU professor Harold Bae said in a statement. Kerr said having an increased supply of marijuana might be leading to more use by students who are under the legal age. He noted that many of them are already taking part in underage drinking, and students often obtain alcohol from older, legal-aged peers. So the same might be true for pot, he said. “It also might be that there’s generally some liberalization of the attitudes about marijuana, and so people who are younger are seeing it more and thinking it’s more common than it is and that’s influencing them,” Kerr said. “But we don’t really know, so we need to understand that better in future research.”The TOP policy (Gareth Morgan’s party) tries to argue this won’t happen. But it has. And it will in NZ!College students at an undisclosed large public university in Oregon are using more marijuana since recreational pot became legal two years ago, according to a new Ore­gon State University study. The increased use is mainly by students who are binge alcohol drinkers and by students who are under the legal pot consumption age of 21, the study found.Comparing marijuana use by college students before and after Oregon’s legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2015, OSU researchers also found increases at six out of seven universities around the country. But the unnamed Oregon university rose above the others with the highest increase, led by students who also binge drink. “We found that, overall, rates of marijuana use have increased across most schools and across the country likely, but that the rates in Oregon increased more,” OSU professor David Kerr said Wednesday.The journal Addiction published the 25-page OSU study Wednesday. Researchers also kept the other six universities anonymous, saying only that the schools are in states where recreational marijuana is still illegal. Data for the study came from 10,924 undergraduate students ages 18 to 26, according to the study.The OSU researchers crunched existing data, previously collected by the University of Michigan. College students around the country filled out surveys as part of Michigan’s Healthy Minds Study, giving information about substance abuse and mental health.Kerr said he and his fellow OSU researchers focused on the one Oregon university and six others around the country because Michigan happened to have data from those universities’ students before and after Oregon’s legalization of marijuana.READ MORE: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35676552-75/oregon-state-university-researchers-find-more-college-students-using-marijuana-since-legalization.html.cspKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Nigeria 3:4 Cameroon: Daami’s error makes 30 worst ref decision

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Argentina international Diego Maradona’s hand of God episode of 1886 cannot be absent. Maradona’s infamous handball for Argentina, which knocked England out of the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals, is perhaps the most famous (or infamous) refereeing gaffe of all time. Anxiety waiting and watching flash back 2000 Interestingly it was Tunisian official Ali Bin Nasser who later blamed a haemorrhoid treatment for affecting his sight and causing him to miss it. And if you think it is all about Nations cup and world cup then a flash back to 1997 FA cup fifth round replay between Chelsea and Leicester City is worth mentioning forcing a radio commentator to describe the referee as ‘Maggot’ The tie appeared destined for penalties after two ties had failed to separate the teams, until referee Mike Reed awarded the Blues a very controversial spot kick. Erland Johnsen went down very easily under a challenge that wasn’t there, leaving the nation enraged as Danny Baker raved on BBC Radio Five Live: “It was scandalous, an absolute scandal … football has a maggot at its golden core, and that maggot is referees.”. Read AlsoIheanacho: I can’t query VAR for cancelling my goal Now the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) has come into the game and has recorded its own pluses and minuses perhaps. Its desirability or otherwise continues in sports circles. Can it take the blame off referees? Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHow10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Most Beautiful Female Supermodels From IndiaWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon! Loading… Sports is about making and sometimes revisiting history. It is about creating and sometimes breaking records And so 20 years ago Nigeria lost the finals of the Nations cup she co-hosted with Ghana not on account of failing to play well against finalists and eventual winners Cameroon, but on account of referee error further garnished by a player’s reaction. Tunisian Referee Mourad Daami at the centre in Nigeria vs Cameroon controversial final Victor Ikpeba’s spot kick in the shoot-out of the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations final clearly went in, but referee Mourad Daami didn’t think so, and his poor decision cost the host nation the cup as Cameroon triumphed 4-3 Daami, the Tunisian referee who equally handled one match in the 2002 World cup hosted by Korea/Japan made the list of 30 worst referees’ decision x-rayed by fourfourtwo. Mourad Daami Certainly if the Ikpeba/Daami episode had not made the fourth position in the list, it would have been safe to say it was not complete, but it did. Some fans had opined then that if Ikpeba had jubilated it would have put paid to a second thought by the referee, well, all that is now history.last_img read more

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Tritt dominates Lincoln County opener

first_imgTritt started on the pole in the D & S Automotive IMCA Sport Compact feature and ran away and hid from the rest of the podium finishers. Eddie Belec led start to finish of the Maxwell Offroad Center IMCA Modified main event while Mike Nichols worked his way from inside row six at the start to first at the finish of the Knucklehead Garage IMCA Stock Car feature. Terry Tritt opped the opening night Mach-1 Sport Compact feature at Lincoln County Raceway. (Photo by Steve Towery) Quincy Eggleston ran out of real estate once he got to second and didn’t have enough laps remaining to dent the deficit behind the leader. Darryl Cauffman was third. Luke Wassom motored from the fourth row and led the last two circuits in winning the Herrick Auto & Marine IMCA Hobby Stock feature.center_img Jacob Slough won for the first time in his North Platte GMC Buick IMCA Northern SportMod career, outrunning Dillon Schultz. By Kelly Ninas NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (April 27) – The word to describe Terry Tritt’s on-track performance on opening night Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway was dominating. last_img read more

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Tyson Fury plans fresh WWE appearance in Saudi Arabia

first_imgRelatedPosts Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Saudi Arabia sets date to lift some international flight restrictions UN says Khashoggi trial fell short on transparency, accountability Tyson Fury is likely to be part of a WWE storyline after his shock appearance on SmackDown.Fury sat on the front row during the show’s premiere episode on FOX at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and had an intense confrontation with WWE superstar Braun Strowman during an Eight Man Tag Team Match.Strowman teamed up with The Miz as well as Tucker and Otis of Heavy Machinery and defeated Randy Orton, US Champion AJ Styles as well as RAW Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.During the bout The Monster Among Men taunted the British boxing superstar as he put his fists up but the Lineal heavyweight champion just stood up and grinned at the 36-year-old.A few seconds later Strowman picked up Ziggler and threw him against the barricade with such force that he knocked The Gypsy King back to his seat.The ex-RAW Tag Team Champion got the pinfall for his team after a Running Powerslam on The Showoff and that was when Fury jumped over the barricade and tried to confront the heavyweight wrestler.An army of security, though, stopped the former WBA, WBO an IBF world heavyweight champion immediately and led him away to the back.WWE then announced that this was not the last the fans have seen of Fury as he will be appearing on RAW this Monday to speak his mind about the incident on an open microphone.The altercation teased at a future angle between the two heavyweights possibly at WrestleMania, where a lot of boxing legends have appeared in the past, such as Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson. Tags: Saudi ArabiaWWElast_img read more

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Allardyce braced for “six-pointer”

first_img Norwich currently sit inside the bottom three having accumulated eight points from their opening 10 league fixtures, with a 7-0 thrashing at Manchester City last weekend meaning the Canaries have taken just one point from the last 12 available. But West Ham have also started slower than they did last season and defeat at Carrow Road would see them slip below Chris Hughton’s Canaries, with Allardyce aware the fixture could be significant come the end of the season. With Hughton’s position as Norwich boss coming under scrutiny, especially from sections of the club’s supporters, last weekend’s hammering at the Etihad Stadium could leave the Canaries with problems on and off the pitch. Allardyce, however, is taking the 7-0 result with a pinch of salt and believes Norwich will be looking for a positive reaction in Norfolk on Saturday evening. “Manchester City are capable of beating anyone in their form at the moment,” he added. “We don’t take anything from the Norwich defeat or the size of the defeat because, at the end of the day, I saw City tear apart a Champions League side [CSKA Moscow] in midweek. “A loss is a loss, at the end of the day as a manager your mentality towards your players is still the same. It is still only three points that have gone, no more. You have lost 7-0 but you haven’t lost five points, you’d have still lost only three points if you’d lost 1-0. “We will get a Norwich City team that will come out and fight for everything they can. Particularly on their own ground and in front of a home crowd.” Press Association “It is a six-pointer already,” he said. “Norwich played very well in their last home game against Cardiff, I was listening to radio commentary and how many chances they created in that game and we have to make sure we do frustrate them in that area again on Saturday. “If we can then take the game to them like we did in the 0-0 draw at Swansea this time we have got to make sure we are more clinical and put the ball in the back of the net.” Despite having only won twice so far this season, West Ham fans will remember their 3-0 success at rivals Tottenham for years to come. But Allardyce is more concerned about taking points off the teams around them in the table rather than the occasional positive results against teams fighting at the top. “It has always been more important for me,” he said. “Those are your games that if you play your best you have got a really good chance of winning. Whereas you can play your best against the big boys, give all you have got and be very, very good but still lose a game of football because of the amount of talent and the money they have spent. “I always focus on these, they are the bigger games for us, the games you need to play at your best and give yourself a chance.” West Ham’s trip to Norwich on Saturday evening has been labelled as a Barclays Premier League “six-pointer” by Hammers’ boss Sam Allardyce.last_img read more

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6 injured in California school shooting

first_imgPolice say at least six people have been injured in a shooting at a California high school.The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as an asian male dressed in black clothing.The suspect is was last seen heading toward a California elementary school, reports say.This story is developing.last_img

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The Latest: Vandy’s top tackler changes mind, won’t opt out

first_img___The San Francisco 49ers will play their season opener without fans in attendance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The team said Tuesday after consulting with local officials that the Sept. 13 game against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium will be played without spectators.The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.___ ___Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season.The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fansThe Volunteers’ first home game is Oct. 3 against Missouri and university officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. Tennessee asked fans statewide to wear masks in public.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer says he empathizes with the thousands of fans who won’t get to go to games in Neyland this fall. Fulmer says the circumstances are beyond the control of Tennessee officials and they will do their best to create the safest environment both inside and outside the stadium. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Vanderbilt is getting its top tackler back after Dimitri Moore changed his mind about opting out of this season. Moore posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he decided to opt out of the upcoming season after his grandfather died of COVID-19. The senior from Cedar Hill, Texas, wrote that he has done more research and talked with doctors and medical personnel since that decision. Moore says he is returning to the Vanderbilt football program, a decision he made on his own.The linebacker says he trusts and has confidence in Vanderbilt’s testing abilities and safety protocols.Vanderbilt canceled football practice last Friday and has yet to return after what the university called “a small number” of positive COVID-19 test results in the program. The football players who tested positive were put in isolation.___The Buffalo Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end. Associated Press The Turkish soccer federation says a limited number of spectators will be allowed into stadiums to watch games as of October as it relaxes coronavirus restrictions.The federation says stadiums around the country would operate at a maximum of 30% capacity.The spectators would have their temperatures taken before being admitted. They would be required to wear masks and keep to social distancing rules.The decision comes despite an uptick in in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. Daily infections have jumped to more than 1,000 since Aug. 4 to reach levels previously recorded in June.___ The Latest: Vandy’s top tackler changes mind, won’t opt out Current students and active donors to the Tennessee Fund with season tickets get top priority for tickets and season tickets will be offered based on annual amount given and the order to the Tennessee Fund.The original prices for season tickets will not change with Tennessee set to host five Southeastern Conference opponents for the first time since 1959.Students can start requesting tickets issued on a game-by-game basis Sept. 23.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Minnesota Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in attendance.With current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specifying an indoor venue capacity of 250 people, officials from the Vikings, the state, U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL and the city of Minneapolis were unable to establish a prudent way to open the gates to the public for now.The Vikings will host Green Bay on Sept. 13 and Tennessee on Sept. 27 with the 66,000 seats empty. Over the ensuing five weeks, Minnesota plays at home only once, on Oct. 18 against Atlanta.In a statement, the Vikings said: “We have sought to balance the opportunity to provide fan access with the responsibility to adhere to public health and medical guidance in order to maintain the health and safety of fans, players, staff members and the broader community. Ultimately, public health is our top priority.”NFC North rivals Green Bay and Detroit have announced their first two home games will be played without fans. Chicago also will start the season without spectators but has not specified for how many games. The Bills announced the decision on their Twitter account Tuesday following discussions with state and county health officials. The team said it is still attempting to establish policies and procedures “that hopefully permit fans later this season.”State guidelines remain unchanged since June, when New York approved the resumption of pro sports but without spectators present.The Bills have offered season ticket holders the option of refunds or pushing that money to next year. Those who keep money in their account would be eligible to be included in a lottery should fans be allowed.Buffalo opens the season on Sept. 13 hosting the New York Jets, and then hosts the Los Angeles Rams two weeks later.The announcement comes a day after Bills coach Sean McDermott described the lack of league-wide uniformity regarding the presence of spectators at NFL games as being “ridiculous” after AFC East rival Miami announced it would allow up to 13,000 fans into its stadium. August 25, 2020last_img read more

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Professor hopes to start tenure dialogue

first_imgTenure is not a topic on the minds of most undergraduate students, but Laura Pulido, professor of American studies and ethnicity, is working to change that.Exposure · Laura Pulido, professor of American studies and ethnicity, talked about the importance of student involvement in the tenure process. – Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojan Pulido, the founder of the Committee for Tenure Justice at USC, held a presentation for faculty, staff and students yesterday to discuss her “Tenure Bill of Rights,” which consists of 13 changes she hopes the University Committee on Appointments, Promotions & Tenure will enact in the future when determining who receives tenure.“I see some big problems with the tenure process at USC,” Pulido said. “I’d like to see USC move toward a more open and transparent tenure process … Right now that is not our reputation in any way, shape or form. USC is becoming quite known as the institution where tenure is basically a crapshoot.”Once professors receive tenure, Pulido explained, their positions at a university are permanent. Professors at USC are eligible for tenure consideration after six years of teaching. When tenure is denied, they are only guaranteed a position at the university for one more year, to give them time to find other employment.The process is generally seen as one that cannot be swayed by faculty or student input, though Pulido is convinced that if undergraduates speak out, they will play a larger role in the process.“The more people are talking about it, the more the institution will need to respond to the issues we’re raising … once [undergrads] begin to show that they’re invested in the process, we’ll begin to see some changes,” Pulido said.Pulido, as well as other professors, believe USC lacks transparency in how its tenure process is handled. Her complaints include secrecy about who sits on UCAPT, what criteria are used in the decision-making process and why professors applying for tenure are denied.“She pointed out some things that people of authority should look at, points that should be evaluated,” said Felix Gutierrez, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.Pulido said tenure is an important issue for the entire campus.“For students it’s obviously really important in terms of keeping around teachers that they learn from, that they value, in some cases that they love, and when professors leave because they don’t get tenure, that can be really devastating,” she said.Brittney Pottenger, a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, said she’d be willing to help professors by filling out more questionnaires during professor evaluations at the end of the year.“When professors achieve tenure, they start teaching in unorthodox ways because they can’t get fired,” Pottenger said.Right now, Pulido said, professors are just hoping for less secrecy.“When someone is being rejected, you’re being told you’re not good enough without an explanation,” Pulido said.Representatives from the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business were not available for comment.last_img read more

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Resurrected: UW downs IU 57-50

first_imgBehind a team-high 13 points from guard Ben Brust off the bench, Wisconsin protected its home court in taking down an Indiana team that has now lost four of its last five games.[/media-credit]Indiana hadn’t won in Madison in 10 consecutive meetings. Against a Wisconsin team rolling after rediscovering the swagger consistently present on its home court, that statistic continued to grow Thursday night.The No. 25 Badgers (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) won their fifth-consecutive game after overcoming a weak first-half shooting effort in a 57-50 win over the No. 16 Hoosiers (16-5, 4-5 Big Ten). Halfway through the Big Ten season, the victory moves Wisconsin into fourth place in the conference standings, while Indiana falls to seventh.After both teams took the court with clear defensive energy, the Badgers shot just 10 for 26 (38.5 percent) from the floor in the first half and trailed at halftime 27-25. Wisconsin also made just 3-of-7 (42.9 percent) free throws in the first half, a stunning total for a team that entered the night fifth in the Big Ten with a 71.2 percentage from the charity stripe.Having scored at least 15 points in his last three games, point guard Jordan Taylor scored eight in the first half to lead Wisconsin into the break. However, he finished with just 10 points, as well as five rebounds and two assists, on 5-of-14 shooting. Guard Ben Brust led the Badgers with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. Forward Ryan Evans finished with 12 points and also neared a double-double with nine rebounds.All together, the collective effort was necessary to turn away an Indiana team that has now lost four of its last five games.“This team has a lot of fight in them,” head coach Bo Ryan said. “As long as they’re doing that, playing hard, you can always remind me later what the standings are.”Trailing by two points entering halftime, the Badgers made the second half a grind-it-out affair. Indiana’s biggest lead of six points came with 10:24 remaining in the first half, and the Hoosiers led by no more then five in the second half. After Jared Berggren nailed a jumper at the 17:15 mark, Wisconsin evened the score at 29-29.Following a trio of missed shots by the Badgers, the Hoosiers opened up that five-point lead with 14:29 remaining.“It was good that we were able to stay close in the first half without shooting the ball particularly well,” Brust said.After a layup by Taylor one minute later, Indiana guard Jordan Hulls nailed a jumper to bring Indiana ahead 36-31. Hulls finished with nine points and led the Hoosiers with six rebounds. Forward Christian Watford and Verdell Jones III each scored 12 points for Indiana.But after that jumper by Hulls, the Badgers built a 10-5 run over the next five minutes that had them tied at 41-41 with 8:55 remaining. Brust, who had just three points from a single 3-point attempt in the first half, sunk several clutch treys to keep UW afloat and ensure the 17,230 fans at the Kohl Center maintained the electric atmosphere.“Obviously, I didn’t shoot the ball that great,” Taylor said. “I’m not too worried about that; anytime you cannot shoot the ball well and go out and get a win against a really good team, it’s always fun.”Indiana only led once more for the duration of the game, following a three-pointer from Watford at the 5:39 mark that put the Hoosiers ahead 46-45.After shooting so poorly from the foul line in the first half, Wisconsin was a perfect 12-for-12 in the second. Evans was critical in that regard, sinking six free throws in the final five minutes.Along with forward Mike Bruesewitz, who finished with 10 points and four rebounds, Evans also helped the Badgers wrap up the victory with clutch late-game rebounding. After Brust missed a 3-pointer with the Badgers leading 51-50 at the 1:40 mark, Evans managed to get a finger on the ball before Brust corralled it himself.Following a timeout, Brust missed another three-pointer that Evans rebounded and turned into two foul shots. After Indiana failed to convert on the other end, Taylor attempted a three that rimmed out, and Bruesewitz grabbed the ball with 22 seconds remaining and Wisconsin leading 53-50. Two free throws later, the Badgers had a comfortable five-point lead with just 15 seconds remaining.“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, and we had to scrap to the end,” Berggren said. “The mindset with shooting is the next one’s going to go down; you always have to keep the confidence and know that things are going to turn around.”last_img read more

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