On Weed: Patrick Gower alerts Justice Minister to New Zealand’s strongest ever weed

first_imgNewsHub 21 September 2020Family First Comment: Yep – 81% THC!!! But we all know this. The Minister and the government pushing this referendum either don’t know OR don’t want us to know! VOTE NO – it’s the only safe vote.The potent weed tracked down by Patrick Gower for his latest cannabis documentary is the strongest ever tested in New Zealand, the Government’s research institute has confirmed.Newshub’s National Correspondent discovered the powerful cannabis product dubbed Diamonds while filming the third instalment of his On Weed series, which aired earlier on Monday night on Three.The product – a concentrated cannabis resin put through various processes to form a crystal – is taken as a dab. Manufactured by a Kiwi who goes by ‘the Dab Chemist’, it’s an incredibly potent 81 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).THC is one of 400 chemical compounds in weed, but it’s the most notorious because it’s the main psychoactive substance – it’s the bit that makes you feel high.On Monday afternoon, Crown research institute Environmental Science and Research (ESR) confirmed in a social media post that Diamonds is the most powerful cannabis product ever seen in New Zealand.ESR found the THC levels are nearly six times higher than the bush weed smoked by one chronic user interviewed by Gower, and still had more than four times the THC of the next-most powerful cannabis it tested, Ngāruawāhia KushAs it stands, Diamonds is far too potent even for a regulated market in New Zealand. It’s unlikely to ever be available for purchase lawfully here, even if Kiwis vote in favour of legalisation at next month’s referendum.This is because at 81 percent THC, it’s five times more potent than what’s allowed under the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.When told of the THC levels, Justice Minister Andrew Little was taken aback.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/09/on-weed-patrick-gower-alerts-justice-minister-to-new-zealand-s-strongest-ever-weed.html?fbclid=IwAR14rLVCZJ3lAo6OzUWIakz8wFOH8WodGbybaDb–mLQHYkU9HX0IyrU4tIKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

‘Nigeria Boxing Federation favoured by Olympic postponement’

first_img Speaking with Lagos-based Brila FM, Omo Agege confirmed that the boxing Federation registered boxers ahead of AIBA deadline for the registration of boxers. Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) board member Azania Omo Agege has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the Covid-19 break is a bit of favour. And with the Covid-19 break anticipated , the Federation will now have more time to be ready ahead of the last qualifying window for the boxing event of the Olympics in 2021.Advertisement Omo Agege noted that the Nigeria Boxing Federation now has more time to prepare boxers for the Olympic qualifiers in France. Loading… Nigeria Boxing Federation favoured by Olympic postponement “We got a mail from AIBA (International Boxing Association) saying even if the postponement was going to take place, we had to register which we did before the Covid-19 break so we are in order.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Ighalo deserves new Man United deal – Arsenal legend “The boxers have already been registered, there was a deadline for registration which we did. We’ve already registered our boxers that will be going for the qualifiers. “Definitely it favours boxing now, we are already getting ready to go for the qualifiers in France for May just because of the postponement that we can’t go. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

McClean: I was ‘hung out to dry’

first_img The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland and Wigan winger hit the headlines in 2012 when he opted not to wear the specially embroidered shirt. That caused a furore for which some Black Cats fans and others from further afield never forgave him during a period of his life in which he repeatedly courted controversy on social media and even received death threats. James McClean believes he was “hung out to dry” by Sunderland over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt. McClean, a native of Derry, finally explained his reasons in an open letter to then Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in November last year, but claims he was not allowed to do so when the storm first broke. He told the Irish Independent: “Speaking honestly, I think I was hung out to dry by the press people at Sunderland. “That day, we were playing Everton, the manager [Martin O’Neill] was brilliant about it. He understood. He said: ‘If that’s your decision, I fully support you’. None of the players had an issue with it. “But pre-game, the press officer went out and issued a statement saying that I wouldn’t be wearing a poppy, that it was my own decision and that, as a club, they fully supported the poppy appeal. “That just drew attention onto it straight away. I don’t think it would have been anywhere near as bad as it got if that hadn’t happened. “Then, when I asked to be allowed to speak about it, I was told that that was a bad idea, not to say anything and let it blow over, so it was kind of brushed under the table, and I felt that was more for the club’s benefit than mine. “I think it could have saved so much hassle. When you think, two years later, I finally get to speak about it – for me, that’s two years too late. It could have been nipped in the bud from day one. Was there any need to make that statement prior to the game? No, there wasn’t. “To this day, I still have a kind of annoyance that that was the case. It irritates me because with people not knowing my reasons, even my own fans turned on me. They didn’t understand. To them, I was disrespecting their country, disrespecting their fallen heroes, disrespecting their culture, this and that. “Because I was pushed into a corner and not allowed to say anything, people didn’t know, and they turned on me.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Garbage company dumping waste in housing scheme – CH&PA

first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Monday announced that it recently discovered that a garbage company has been dumping refuse in a specific housing scheme.It also revealed that over a two-and-a-half-month period, it has issued 3050 verbal warnings to residents of several East Bank Demerara communities owing to its rangers programme.Although much detail was not provided on the issue of the illegal dumping, the Housing Authority noted that it was made aware of the situation by concerned residents who even provided photographic evidence. The agency said it would be soon making contact with that company to have the issue addressed.The CH&PA on Monday also expressed appreciation to members of the public for supporting the rangers programme.“During the period, 3050 verbal warnings were issued to residents in communities on the East Bank of Demerara. Of the figure, 2229 were issued in April, while 313 written warning were issued of which 283 were issued in March. In April, 115 contravention notices were issued during the period,” it stated.It went on to inform that the issue of dumping of construction materials on roadways and parapets, blockage of interlocking drains with building material, parking of storage containers on parapets, and dumping of derelict vehicles and garbage on parapets were some of the matters dealt with.The CH&PA further reported that a “significant” percentage of residents have been since complying; however, there still remained rebellious persons who continue perform the act, but the Authority was working to address this.On another note, the CH&PA highlighted that it has received several complaints of violations in several housing schemes. The agency informed that their rangers “will only be working in housing schemes that were not handed over to town councils or Neighbourhood Democratic Councils [NDCs]. For communities that were handed over, we will advise residents to take their complaints to the relevant town councils or NDCs to have them addressed.”The agency, nevertheless, renewed its call to residents living in communities under its purview to adhere to the clauses agreed to in their agreements of sale, titles, and transports.In order to better monitor the development of infrastructure within the prerequisite policy framework, the CH&PA had introduced rangers to execute that function.Senior Development Planner Fayola Azore related that law enforcement for the Housing Authority has been a challenge and the introduction of rangers would significantly aid in combating that challenge.“We recently hired a number of rangers that will aid in our enforcement and they will be out there going around seeing things that are going up and bringing that information back to us,” she said.last_img read more

New Fannie Mae Portfolio Hits MSR Market

first_imgNew Fannie Mae Portfolio Hits MSR Market November 19, 2013 510 Views in Secondary Market, Servicing “”MountainView Servicing Group””:http://mvch.com/, a provider of mortgage servicing rights (MSR) transaction and valuation advisory services, announced it is acting as the exclusive sale advisor for a Fannie Mae portfolio valued at $152 million (unpaid principal balance).[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]The portfolio contains 100 percent fixed-rate, first-lien loans with a weighted average interest rate of 3.66 percent (3.90 percent on the 30-year product) and no delinquencies. The average loan size of the offering is $286,682.Most of the mortgages in the portfolio come from California, New Jersey, and Florida, with those states representing 40.8 percent, 33.2 percent, and 14.0 percent of the offering, respectively.Matt Maurer, managing director at MountainView Servicing Group and lead advisor on the sale, says these kinds of offerings are becoming more common as competition over servicing rights grows.””Several of our clients are taking advantage of the aggressively bid mortgage servicing rights market,”” Maurer said. “”And with margins compressed and origination volumes down, selling servicing at a gain holds a lot of appeal.””Written bids for the portfolio are due Wednesday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rights MountainView Service Providers 2013-11-19 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more