Prime Minister Keith Rowley Decriminalizing marijuana is not on Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s list of priorities.This is despite a recommendation by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Marijuana Commission that countries in the region move to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana.The commission presented its report to CARICOM Heads of Government at their 39th Annual Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica recently, suggesting that going the route of legalization or decriminalization could lead to substantial economic benefits.Rowley – “Jury is still out”But Rowley said at a post-Cabinet media briefing on Thursday that the jury is still out on that. “At the moment we’re not running any advocacy for decriminalizing marijuana or incorporating it into the economic space because we have some other priorities and we’re also not convinced of the benefits that some people are asking us to grasp,” he said.Must first address crime situationRowley identified one of those priorities as addressing the crime situation in the twin-island republic.“The crime level is affecting us in very many ways, not just safety and security, but also in watering down our position for economic growth and T&T’s potential to sell ourselves as a place where investment can be done. We are also losing the sense of brotherly love in our communities,” he said.However, he indicated that a state of emergency wasn’t being considered “at this time” since Government didn’t see it as an effective way of changing what’s happening and this could also have negative effects on the economy, creating environment for growth of criminals.
Nature1 provided another case where W. D. Hamilton’s kin selection theory, which proposes that “selfish genes can lead to cooperation and altruism,” is wrong. Kinship does not always lead to cooperation. David C. Queller comments, “a once-heretical theory [group selection] and an unconventional social organism show that the cooperation-enhancing effect of kinship is sometimes negated.”1David C. Queller, “Social evolution: Kinship is relative,” Nature 430, 975 – 976 (26 August 2004); doi:10.1038/430975a.We appreciate the continuing efforts of the Darwin Party to undercut their own beliefs. It saves us a lot of work. Queller tries to claim that the case under consideration, a study of bacteria by Griffin et al., does not mean we should discard kin selection theory. He claims it has support from studies of social insects. But on what basis? He claims that both kin selection theory and group selection theory are both good for each other, to “rein in” each other’s excesses: “Once, group selectionists saw cooperation everywhere but were brought down to earth by individual selectionists. Now group selection is being used, not to show the ubiquity of cooperation but to rein in theories on an important form of cooperation envisaged by individual selectionists.” Pardon me, David, but two wrongs don’t make a right.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Championship side Birmingham City appointed former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp as manager until the end of the season, as a replacement for Gianfranco Zola.Redknapp, who at 70 becomes the oldest manager in English football, guided Tottenham to Champions League qualification in the 2009-10 season.His last foray into management was a two-match spell in charge of the Jordan national team in March last year.”I got fed up sitting around doing nothing. I will come and live up here until the end of the season,” Redknapp told TalkSPORT on Tuesday.”If I can keep them up then we can sit down and talk about going forward.”Former Italy international Zola resigned after a 2-0 home defeat to Burton Albion that left Birmingham three points off the relegation zone.They are in 20th position and play Aston Villa on Sunday.
Burnley 1 West Ham 1: Late Wood goal salvages point against 10-man Hammers Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 00:00 10/15/17 Getty Images West Ham were left to rue a moment of madness from Andy Carroll as Burnley fought back to claim a share of the spoils. Burnley stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games as a late Chris Wood header secured a 1-1 draw against 10-man West Ham at Turf Moor.Michail Antonio had given the Hammers a first-half lead before Andy Carroll received a red card, after picking up two bookings in two minutes for almost identical offences.Antonio missed two golden opportunities to extend his side’s lead in the second half, while Clarets’ substitute Johann Gudmundsson crashed a long-range shot against the post as the hosts pushed for an equaliser. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Just as it looked that Slaven Bilic’s side would hold firm and record a first away win of the season, Wood rose highest to send a thumping header past Joe Hart with five minutes remaining.1-0! GET IN! pic.twitter.com/DUqpsOfdJd — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 14, 2017 Nick Pope, fresh from signing a three-year contract earlier in the week, got down well in the early stages to keep out Antonio’s effort from just outside the penalty area.His West Ham counterpart, Hart, was then called into action twice in quick succession to keep out Scott Arfield’s low drive from distance and Wood’s powerful header.Hart was then the unlikely provider for Antonio’s opener in the 19th minute. Ben Mee failed to clear the England goalkeeper’s thumping clearance, allowing the former Nottingham Forest man to latch onto it, skip past Pope and stroke into an empty net.It was then Carroll’s turn to elbow his way into the headlines.Just moments after earning a yellow card for a meaty aerial challenge on James Tarkowski, the 28-year-old inexplicably crashed into Mee – once again with his elbow – to receive the third red card of his career.The Clarets, looking to take immediate advantage of their numerical superiority, believed they should have had a penalty when Wood was brought down by Hart as he latched onto Robbie Brady’s incisive pass. Referee Stuart Attwell, though, deemed Hart to have sufficiently diverted the direction of the ball.Antonio was inches away from getting his second just after the restart as he agonisingly failed to make contact with Manuel Lanzini’s teasing cross, which flashed across the face of goal.A sumptuous move involving Javier Hernandez, substitute Pedro Obiang and Lanzini then played in Antonio again, but his first-half composure deserted him and his shot was too close to Pope, who duly pawed away for a corner.Substitute Gudmundsson came desperately close to an equaliser midway through the second period as his long-range effort crashed back off the post and fortuitously bounced off the sprawling Hart to safety.Burnley continued to press and they got their reward in the 85th minute as former Leeds striker Wood bagged his third league goal of the season. The New Zealand international was perfectly placed to meet Gudmundsson’s whipped cross and head past Hart for a share of the spoils.86′ GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/xq6PsuBxE5 — Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) October 14, 2017 Key Opta stats:- Burnley have gone six top-flight games without defeat for the first time since February 1975.- West Ham have won only one of their last 12 away games in the Premier League (D5 L6).- Since Slaven Bilic took over at West Ham, the Hammers have picked up 12 red cards in the PL, three more than any other side.- There were just 99 seconds between Andy Carroll’s first yellow card and his second. read more
Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto councillor Norm Kelly gives hip-hop producer Shane Lee Lindstrom (Murda Beatz) a citation recognizing his donating $20,000 of winnings from a Fortnite tournament at Toronto City Hall on Friday. The money will help low-income students receive books and school supplies. (ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement It’s been a pretty busy few days from Canadian hip-hop producer Murda Beatz.On Tuesday, he competed in the first Fortnite Pro Am in Los Angeles, finishing 11th with his partner, Valkyrae, winning $20,000 for charity. Last night, he dropped a new track, “Bigger > You” from 2 Chainz featuring Drake and Quavo. On Friday, he was in Councillor Norm Kelly’s office in Toronto City Hall presenting an oversized cheque to donate his game winnings for First Book Canada, an organization that helps lower-income students receive books and school supplies, a campaign (also supported by Xpand Laces) for which Kelly has been enlisting celebrities.Born Shane Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Ont., Murda is one of the most in-demand hip-hop producers right now, with a long list of credits, working with songs for Migos, Gucci Mane, French Montana and many more. He has produced for pop stars like Zayn Malik, and created the beat for Drake recent hit, “Nice For What.” He’s not alone as a pretty big Fortnite fan, but the event still impressed him — “It was actually crazy, I had no idea it was going to be as big as that,” he said Friday. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere was super support for the Red, White and Gold Gala of the Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross. Related Items:event, gala, palsm resort, red cross, Tci, tess charles Patron of the Red Cross, Jill Beckingham, the Governor’s wife was thrilled at the turn out Saturday evening and shared that this fundraiser is key to helping anchor projects and services from the organization in the event of any disaster; it becomes particularly important as we near the start of another Atlantic Hurricane Season. Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick was also in attendance and agreed. DP Missick said that Government sees the Red Cross as an easily mobilized partner and protector of the vulnerable when disaster strikes; she said this is one of the reasons TCIG sees it fit to financially support the Red Cross via subsidy. The ball was held at the Palms Resort and featured a first class show by local singer, Tess Charles. TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Irma hits TCI
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, September 28, 2016 – News item on Tropical Storm Matthew issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast office section, at 12 pm Wednesday, 28th September, 2015.At 11:00 a.m EDT, the center of Tropical storm Mathew was located near latitude 13.4 degrees north and longitude 60.7 degrees west or about 35 miles southeast of St. Lucia or 35 miles east-northeast of st. Vincent. Mathew is moving toward the west at 21 mph. A westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move through the windward islands during the next couple of hours, and move over the eastern Caribbean sea through Friday.Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour (mph) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecasted during the next couple of days, and Matthew could become a hurricane by Friday. The next news item will be issued at 6 p.m. Related Items:ts matthew, ts matthew now formed
Steve Bosh, Steve Bosh April 22, 2019 Convention Center expansion must overcome major hurdles Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: April 22, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The lodging industry is in the process of developing a strategy to get two-thirds of the voters to support Convention Center expansion, which will be on the primary ballot in March.Expansion will have to overcome some major hurdles, including a past history of failure, and a two-thirds vote.There have been two attempts to raise the hotel tax since 1998, both failed.The San Diego Chargers wanted to increase the tax to build a stadium Downtown. It was opposed, and defeated by the hoteliers who wanted those funds for themselves. The second failure was when the hotel owners assessed themselves a two percent room tax, which the courts killed saying tax increases require a public vote.Expansion has been a priority for San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, but time is running out before he’s termed out next year.California has more delegates than any other state, which became a major factor to move move up its primary. This will likely be a contested primary between Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and possibly Joe Biden.
The USA Export Expo will be extremely horizontal in its market reach, according to Sandler, with virtual booths displaying wares “from ambulances and all-terrain vehicles to vitamins and playground equipment”. The Investment USA Expo will have a similar horizontal reach, presenting various development opportunities for oversea investors to engage with. Business-to-business higher education and international trade publisher ThinkGlobal is partnering with online service provider Onstream Media with its MarketPlace365 agreement to create two new virtual marketplaces that will serve domestic companies and international buyers, as well as foreign investors. These marketplaces will allow vendors and buyers to meet virtually, share wares and insights, to network and learn more about their industries without traveling to do so.Greg Sandler, president of ThinkGlobal, says USA Export Expo (which will serve domestic companies and those buyers outside the US) and Investment USA Expo (highlighting development opportunities in the United States) will have capabilities beyond the traditional tradeshow.The virtual marketplace model is similar to that of a bricks-and-mortars tradeshow model, with vendors paying for booth space, as well as given the option to display banners in the virtual hallway and auditorium of the marketplaces. Links to the advertiser’s websites will be directly imbedded into the banners for simple user navigation. There will be sponsorship opportunities available to vendors as well.Currently, there are 275,000 domestic companies exporting internationally, and 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is outside of the U.S., according to Sandler.“Combine those two things, you have a situation that is tailor-made for bringing buyers and sellers together under one roof,” he says. As for attendance prices, Sandler says admission will be free for qualified attendees after they register.Both marketplaces will feature an auditorium in which industry experts and government officials will deliver keynote speeches; there will also be a learning center where attendees can hear educational sessions presented by panels of moderators. A networking lounge will be available for attendees to “exchange business cards and connect one-on-one in real time.” A media library, a repository of collected sources that acts as a resource center for the industry, will also be available for attendee access.All options will be available through both live streaming and on demand.ThinkGlobal will promote these marketplaces through a variety of channels. “We’re going to be building upon our existing relationships to start. We will very selectively use other outlets, traditional email marketing and social media. Focusing on outlets we think are the most appropriate for reaching our target markets, we’ll be doing promotion at bricks and mortars trade shows as well as print advertising,” says Sandler.USA Export Expo and Investment USA Expo are slated to go live in fourth quarter 2011.