State Fair exhibit helps parents learn to spot signs of drug abuse in teen’s room

first_imgRepresentatives from an opioid addiction awareness group called RALI are at the Iowa State Fair with a re-creation of a teenager’s bedroom that shows visitors where drugs can be easily hidden. Nate Passwaters works in law enforcement in Maryland. At the fair, Passwaters shows parents how to spot signs their child may be using drugs.“Certain indicators that we typically wouldn’t think that there’s nothing to it, but when we look a little harder, it gives parents that edge that they can act sooner,” Passwaters says. He notes that drug abuse among teens happens in all walks of life and early detection can often lead families to find help. With drug addiction, he says people often don’t know what to look for, especially with young people.“Especially when it comes to heroin use and intravenous use, it’s very clandestine, right?” Passwaters says. “They hide it for a significant period of time and unfortunately by the time parents do find out, it’s a little late.”RALI stands for Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative. Thirty state organizations have signed on to help “RALI Iowa” bring awareness of drug addiction to the state, including corporations like Meredith, the Iowa Medical Society and the Iowa Farm Bureau.last_img read more

Artesians Face Skyhawks in Olympia Saturday Night

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians return to action this Saturday night when they host the Snohomish Skyhawks. First kick at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College is set for 6:30 p.m. It’s 80’s Night as the Artesians celebrate their fifth indoor season with games, prizes, 80’s music and more. Tickets are just $8 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, seniors and military and kids under five are free.The Artesians enter the game at 0-1-0 after dropping their season opener, 9-6, to Tacoma Narrows FC. TJ O’Connor and Nate Boatright each scored twice in the game and David Cook and Christian Segovia each added goal. Goalkeeper Ryan Perkins played the entire game and kept it nice and close but is now injured and will miss an extended period opening the door for Shelton’s Bradley Hanson to take over between the pipes.Snohomish also suffered an opening game loss, 9-4, on the road to Bellingham United. John Troka scored twice including an impressive bicycle kick goal that temporarily gave them a 2-1 lead over the Hammers. Devin Shull registered a goal and an assist in the loss for the Skyhawks but they also suffered a goalkeeper injury and had to play an emergency keeper for much of the second half.For whatever reason, Oly has historically struggled against the Skyhawks, registering just one win in six games over three seasons. Their lone win came in the last game of the 2015-2016 season, a 10-6 victory featuring goals from current Artesians Matt Stalnik and Kyle Wiese.Saturday night is the first of two December home games for the Artesians. After their game against the Skyhawks, they will travel to Bellingham on December 8th before returning to The Pavilion on December 15 to take on the Tacoma Stars Reserves at 6:30 p.m. They wrap the 2018 portion of their season with a trip to Bremerton to take on the Oly-Pen Force on December 22.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.Featured photo credit: Charis Wilsonlast_img read more

Neptunes kick off Kootenay Summer Swim Association season by hosting meet in Salmo

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes have taken their show on the road.First up for the Neptunes, who have been without a home since renovations took over the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool, is Nelson’s own meet this weekend at the outdoor pool in Salmo.The meet runs Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Despite the struggles the team has faced over the last number of years due to pool closure the team is still swimming and excited about this upcoming meet,” said a Neptune spokesperson.The Nelson meet is the first tilt on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season with the Neptunes hosting the Grand Forks Piranhas, Colville Sharks, Trail Stingrays, Creston Wave, Castlegar Aquanauts and Kimberley Seahorses.”This is an exciting team to watch this season as even with a smaller number of swimmers they have finished in the top three at the other two A-meets so far this season, missing a first place finish in Trail by only seven points.”Nelson Neptunes are a summer swim team in the Kootenay Region of the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association. Summer swimmers are limited to two coached training hours per week from October until May.Once the summer swim season starts in May though there is no limit to the number of hours the athletes can train.  Meets are held throughout the summer months across the Province and qualifying athletes compete in the BCSSA Provincial Championships in August. The Neptune’s have been in existence for approximately 50 years and this will be their 47th swim meet.last_img read more


first_imgTHE GRADE III EDDIE D. STAKES (1ST DIVISION) IN POST POSITON ORDER WITH JOCKEYS 7 WEIGHTSRace 6 (of 9)                                                                                                       Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PST Justin Squared: Lightly raced and quick from the gate in a race that would appear to have an abundance of early lick, this Bob Baffert trainee comes off a pair of disappointing finishes in graded stakes, as he was 11th in the Grade II, seven furlong Woody Stephens on June 11 at Belmont Park and most recently, sixth in the Grade I, six furlong Bing Crosby at Del Mar July 31. A scintillating winner of his first three starts, this 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Zensational will hope to get back in the win column in his turf debut. Owned by Zayat Stables, LLC, he’s been ridden in all five of his starts by Martin Pedroza. LADY SHIPMAN: Bred by Randall E. Lowe and owned by Ranlo Investments, LLC, she’s enjoyed another outstanding year, winning five out of seven turf sprints, including her last two. An absolute gem of consistency, Lady Shipman is 19-13-2-2 overall, with nine of her wins coming at as many different tracks. Quick from the gate in all but one of her starts, she has amassed earnings of $896,042. Based most recently at Belmont Park, the Eddie D. will be her first start west of the Mississippi River. Irad Ortiz, Jr., who has won with three out five engagements with her, will fly in from New York to ride. Lady Shipman–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–122Iron Rob–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–118Richard’s Boy–Victor Espinoza–121Mrazek–Mario Gutierrez–118War Envoy–Martin Garcia–121Clever Royal–Rafael Bejarano–121Justin Squared–Martin Pedroza–118Hunt–Flavien Prat–121Why Two–Kent Desormeaux–121Ambitious Brew–Mike Smith–121La Berma–Santiago Gonzalez–118Also EligiblesForever Juanito–Agapito Delgadillo–121Horse Laugh–Gary Stevens–121 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2016)–Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s talented Lady Shipman will take on a 10 rivals (nine of whom are males) in Friday’s Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes, Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet opening day feature at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course. Oversubscribed, with a total of 26 three year olds and up entered, the Eddie D. will be run in two divisions, with Lady Shipman competing in the first, which has been carded as race six. (Each division will go with 11 runners and two horses on the Also Eligible list).Second, beaten a neck versus males in last year’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Midshipman will hope to use the Eddie D. as a springboard to this year’s Turf Sprint, which will be run over the course on Nov. 5.center_img First post time on opening day, Friday, is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit AUTUMN MEET OPENING DAY CARD OFFERS NINE RACES, FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.; ALL ON-TRACK ATTENDEES TO RECEIVE FREE CALIFORNIA CHROME POSTER –30–last_img read more

Djokovic points out about vaccines: “I just want to choose the best for my body”

first_imgSerbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic mentioned he was “somewhat confused” about the data on how to struggle the coronavirus, a topic that’s not “an professional”, and made it clear that he needs have all the data relating to the doable vaccine since you solely want to “choose the best” for your physique.The Belgrade man, in a Fb chat with different Serbian athletes, had expressed his opposition to the vaccines, given the risk that one towards COVID-19 can be found and turn into necessary, and He acknowledged that he wouldn’t like anybody to “pressure” him to put them on “so as to journey”, noting that if that turns into an indispensable situation, he may have to make “a choice”, however hours later he needed to go deeper into his opinion. “To be trustworthy, like the remainder of the world, I’m somewhat confused. Regardless of having entry to data and assets, I’m unsure what is perhaps best what could be executed, “mentioned Djokovic in a press release despatched to the New York Instances on Monday.The primary in the world, which has all the time most popular different extra pure strategies of recovering from accidents than merely medical onesHe pointed out that there’s data on the obligatory nature of those that have to journey to “get the vaccine that has not but been developed.” “I would really like to level out that at the second we don’t have sufficient data. I would really like to have extra particulars about the course of earlier than making the proper choices, “he remarked.“I’m not an professional, however I want the alternative to choose what’s best for my physique. I maintain an open thoughts and can proceed my analysis on the topic as a result of it can be crucial and can have an effect on all of us, “he mentioned.last_img read more

Gayle for Bangladesh Premier League

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle headlines nine West Indian players set to participate in the Bangladesh Premier League starting next month, following Thursday’s player draft here.The left-handed Gayle will turn out for Barisal Bulls alongside all-rounder Kevon Cooper and left-handed batsman Evin Lewis, both of whom hail from Trinidad and Tobago.Gayle said following the Caribbean Twenty20 back in July that he was expected to undergo surgery to deal with a troublesome back and may have to be out of action until December.While he has not retired from Tests, he has not played one since last year September.Sammy for RangpurMeanwhile, West Indies Twenty20 skipper Darren Sammy will play for Rangpur Riders alongside West Indies batsman, Lendl Simmons, while Test batsman Marlon Samuels, along with the trio of off-spinner Sunil Narine, left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie and fast-bowling all-rounder AndrÈ Russell, will play for Comilla Victorians.The West Indians are part of 19 overseas players in the tournament scheduled to run from November 22 to December 15.Overall, 82 players will represent six franchises.Notably absent are marquee West Indies players Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, two of the most in-demand T20 players in the world.last_img read more

AC Milan face Europa League ban

first_img0Shares0000AC Milan’s defender Leonardo Bonucci greets fans at the end of the Italian Tim Cup (Coppa Italia) final Juventus vs AC Milan at the Olympic stadium on May 9, 2018 in Rome © AFP / Isabella BonottoMILAN, Italy, Jun 1 – European football’s top financial investigators have recommended excluding Chinese-owned AC Milan from the Europa League next season for violating rules that limit spending, the New York Times reported on Friday.According to the US daily newspaper, “two people involved in the process” have confirmed that UEFA investigators have recommended Milan be excluded from European competition for violating Financial Fair Play rules. UEFA announced last week that the seven-time European champions had failed to convince officials they are financially sound and referred the case to the adjudicatory chamber of its financial control unit to recommend an appropriate punishment.A decision is expected next week and according to the New York Times investigators “have recommended excluding .. AC Milan from continental competition”.UEFA are concerned over AC Milan’s stability after it was purchased by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong from Silvio Berlusconi for 740 million euros ($918mn) in April last year.The club also spent more than 200 million euros on new players in the summer and have a massive high interest loan of 300 million euros from US hedge fund Elliott Management.Milan finished sixth in the Serie A last season and qualified for the second-tier Europa League for a second consecutive season missing out on the money-spinning Champions League.If Milan were excluded they would become the highest profile club banished from Europe, following Spanish club Malaga, Red Star Belgrade and Turkey’s Galatasary who were banned for a year in the past for failing to meet financial criteria.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pompous Piers Morgan has ‘never been a proper Arsenal fan’

first_imgPiers Morgan is ‘pompous’ and ‘not even a proper Arsenal fan’.That’s the view of Gunners legend Bob Wilson, who joined Hawskbee and Delaney to defend Emirates chief Arsene Wenger.The Frenchman has come in for criticism from the former Daily Mirror editor, following Arsenal’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Monaco.“I would like to say this about Piers Morgan,” Wilson told Hawksbee and Delaney. “He claims to be an Arsenal fan, but if you’re a supporter of a club you have to be through thick, thin, laughter, smiles and tears. He has never been a proper fan.“I see him on Twitter and he drives me mad. He’s an incredibly pompous individual and he has no understanding of what it is to be the manager of a football club. I can only tell you this about Arsene, and I am biased to a degree, but i’m not stupidly biased. You will not find any manager ever, more dedicated to doing his job than Arsene.“With him it’s always about the man before the player and that’s very rare for a manager. His first concern is about you as an individual rather than you as a player. Always has been and always will be.“He’s been there for a long time with incredible glory times, league titles, appeared in a Champions League and FA Cup finals. He’s changed the club totally.“Above all that thought he’s a really decent human being, who cares.”last_img read more

Kenya to face Uganda in COPA quarter finals

first_img0Shares0000Botswana’s, Leatile Lekhutile (in blue) sprints towards the Kenyan goalpost as Kenya’s, Leon David looks on during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Botswana, 3- 0.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenya’s representatives St. Anthony’s Boys Kitale will take on Uganda in the quarter finals of the inaugural edition of the Copa Coca-Cola African Cup of Nations at Nakuru Boys High School on Thursday.Kenya progressed to the quarters after seeing off Zimbabwe 3-0 in their final group match on Wednesday while the Ugandans played to a 1-1 draw with Mozambique. Against Zimbabwe, Kenyan champions St. Anthony’s were in their usual class.Goals from Issa Rashid, Answar Shamuni and Isaiah Abwal ensured Kenya easily triumphed in this game, and also maintained their 100% record.Kenya went ahead inside the first 30 seconds of the match through the outstanding Rashid whose goal could easily contest for goal of the tournament.Jacob Onyango beat his marker on the right flank before crossing the ball into the area, Rashid controlled the ball before firing home via a low shot.Kenya continued to dominate proceedings with Lucas Maina, Wisdom Nayah and Rashid running the show in midfield. Botswana’s rear guard led by Captain Sekwai Letlamoreng did well to deny Kenya on several occasions.Letlamoreng had Botswana’s best chance with the scores still at 1-0. He rose highest to meet a free-kick but then failed to direct the header on target.The second goal did finally come in the 28th minute when a defense splitting pass from Maina was met with an excellent finish from Answar Shamuni.A rare chance for Botswana in the 49th minute saw Pintes Ricardo shoot wide from a prime position. But it was Kenya’s day, as substitute Isaiah Abwal then added a third in the 68th minute.Botswana’s, Leatile Lekhutile (left) attempts to score against Kenya’s goalkeeper Issa Emuria. Looking on is Leon David (middle) during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Botswana, 3- 0.“Our strategy was a defensive one and to some extent I can say that it worked. Kenya is a very strong team, we watched them score eleven goals against Ethiopia and to lose 3-0 is not very bad,” said Botswana coach Godfrey Rantoka.“I expect us to have tougher matches in the knockout stages so we didn’t use match energy today considering we had already qualified for the quarter-finals,” added Kenya coach Peter Mayoyo.Meanwhile, a dominant Nigeria booked a COPA Coca-Cola African Cup quarter final spot following a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in a group B match.Goals from Prosper Chukwuemeka, Gift Williams and Omodara Olamilekan helped the West African team post a comfortable win in a match.The victors dominated throughout, starting the match on a high and raiding the Southern Africans half in pursuit of an early goal.The teams that have so far qualified for the quarter-final matches include Kenya, Uganda, Botswana and Mozambique.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more