BLOG: We Asked PA Families How They Would Be Impacted by Medical Marijuana Legalization

first_img Medical Marijuana,  The Blog Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House passed SB3, answering the Governor Wolf’s call to send the medical marijuana legalization bill to his desk. The Governor is proud to sign this bill, which will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment.Members of both parties in the House and Senate have at last come together to help patients who have run out of medical options and thousands of advocates have fought tirelessly for this cause.As Governor Wolf prepares to sign this historic legislation into law, take a look at what some Pennsylvania families had to say about how medical marijuana could impact them.Jackson’s StoryBy: Cara Salemme, Jackson’s Mother“Jackson was born a healthy kid and with a twin brother. When he was 5 years old, Jackson woke up with a headache and had a seizure. He was rushed to the hospital, but continued to have seizures for three months straight. Jackson was later diagnosed with Intractable-Epilepsy: chronic uncontrolled seizures despite doctor prescribed medication. We want a better life for our child, but the medications available now aren’t helping enough and have harmful side effects. Before this legislation, we couldn’t even talk to Jackson’s doctors about the possibility of using medical marijuana. When you are fighting for your life you deserve every option available, and this legislation will finally allow us to have an open discussion, a true dialogue with Jackson’s medical team. I’ve always hoped medical marijuana would change Jackson’s life but, even if it doesn’t, I hope it will change the lives of other suffering Pennsylvanians.”Diana’s StoryBy: Louanne Speece, Diana’s Mother“I have been an advocate for medical marijuana for sometime now because I know it can change my daughter’s life. It’s not a miracle drug, but it can give her a better quality of life. I believe this process has taken so long because of fear, but soon everyone will realize medical marijuana should have legalized long ago. In other states, medical marijuana has been proven to alleviate a patient’s suffering. If medical marijuana became law today, I would be optimistic that Diana would finally receive the additional support from doctors she always needed.”Hannah’s StoryBy: Heather Shuker, Hannah’s Mother“Our brave Hannah just turned 13 — her doctors thought she wouldn’t live long after birth. Hannah frequently experiences severe seizures and doctors haven’t been able to diagnose her condition. What we do know is that her seizure medications don’t control them completely and have drastic side effects. The side effects from these medications have physically and mentally changed our Hannah, taking away her beautiful smile and causing her to have severe depression. We know that medical marijuana is the only treatment for her without side effects. We are hoping, with new legislation in place, that with the right doctor recommended ratio of THC and CBD Hannah would be released from her depression and she could regain her strength to once again run as she joyfully used to. So far, my conversations with physicians on this subject have been on vague terms, but I hope this new law could soon open the doors to a full dialogue with Hannah’s doctors and finally provide us the professional support we have needed for a long time.” Read more posts about legalizing medical marijuana.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: Darwin Paz, Digital Assistant April 14, 2016center_img BLOG: We Asked PA Families How They Would Be Impacted by Medical Marijuana Legalization SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gold Coast mega-mansion changes hands for multi-million dollar figure

first_img201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters has changed hands for a multi-million dollar figure.ONE of the Gold Coast’s biggest mansions, which had a price tag of $12.5 million, has sold in just three weeks.It is understood the property, at 201-205 Monaco St in Broadbeach Waters, changed hands in a cash sale.The deal involving a Taiwanese buyer was negotiated by Christopher Jones and Lisa Halpin of Savills Residential Gold Coast, who declined to confirm the contract price. “The Taiwanese buyer was looking for a home to suit his needs on the Gold Coast and, while the home will have a fulltime caretaker, it has been bought as a holiday home for his family,” Mr Jones said. “Monaco St has always been popular among buyers of this calibre and it’s always known to be tightly held.” 201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Fitch Retail Investments boss David Fitch, head of one of South Australia’s most successful family business groups, bought the home with his wife Rachel in 2015. A grand foyer with sweeping staircases and chandeliers is a showpiece greeting visitors to the three-level waterfront residence.Poised on a 4001sq m block with a sweeping driveway, the luxury six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion includes a tennis court, pool, sports bar, games room, home theatre and office. The sale was prompted by Mr Fitch’s off-market purchase of Villa Cantarocco at 255 Monaco St.He reportedly paid a record $11 million for the purchase, which was negotiated by Kollosche Prestige Agents principal Michael Kollosche. 201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more

Arsenal could clinch amazing Champions League spot

first_img Loading… European football chiefs will consider using coefficient rankings to decide who plays in the Champions League and Europa League next term — if domestic leagues cannot be finished. Uefa ordering the FA to ignore the Prem table when Wembley puts forward the clubs to take part in next season’s European competitions seems ridiculous. Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin is understood not to be in favour, arguing that the “integrity of competitions” must be paramount and urging this season’s performances to be decisive. Yet, bonkers as it may appear, that was one of the ideas booted round – and not off – the virtual boardroom table yesterday. read also:Arteta reveals bizarre idea to stop defensive football A genuine proposal, that will be discussed by the influential European Clubs Association and Uefa today and then by European football’s ruling executive committee tomorrow. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal could be handed an astonishing backdoor route into next season’s Champions League – despite standing ninth in the Prem table. Arteta: We are working even in lockdown But if it proves impossible to complete domestic seasons amid the continuing coronavirus crisis, Euro chiefs have been urged to order associations to use Uefa coefficient scores to decide which teams play in respective competitions next term. The ludicrous idea would see Arsenal joining Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United in England’s “top four”, with Spurs, Chelsea and Leicester in the Europa League – and Sheffield United and Wolves missing out altogether. But Spurs would then take City’s place in the Champions League if the reigning Prem champs’ two-year Euro ban is upheld. Meanwhile, Premier League clubs are readying their lawyers to fight Uefa’s latest crazy idea.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen TodayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

William Louis Wimberg

first_imgWilliam L. Wimberg, age 93 of Osgood passed away at his home on Wednesday,  April 17, 2019. His family was by his side. He was the son of the late Wm. and Fronia Ottman Wimberg. He married the love of his life, Ruth “Jerry’ Lewis and they were married for 73 years. Bill was a proud WW II Airforce Veteran. He had worked for International Steel near Evansville, Indiana for 38 years serving as the Vice President of Sales. After retiring, in 1986 he and Jerry moved to their farm near Osgood, building a beautiful home and this is where they would remain for the rest of their lives.  There he was able to enjoy his Arabian horses and doing his woodworking. He was well accomplished in creating different wood pieces along with sculptures and was especially known for his Santa Claus piece! Bill was known and loved by people for his quick wit and crazy sense of humor! He and Jerry faithfully attended Osgood UN Methodist Church and there he served as head usher and greeter. Surviving is his wife, Jerry; sons, Robert L. Wimberg of Osgood, Wm. Bradley of Humble, Texas and daughter Barbara Sue Dobbertin of Peotone, Illinois. Three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive. One sister, Geraldine Rutledge preceded him in death.  There will be no services. If you were lucky enough to have know him, remember him for his LOVE of life and know that he lived it GREAT! Arrangements handled by Neal’s Funeral Home.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Cardiff set to seal double swoop

first_img Solskjaer expects the pair to join his squad for training in the north west ahead of their Barclays Premier League game at Manchester United, although it is not thought they will be eligible to play. Defender Fabio, 23, will join the club from United, Solskjaer’s old side, while 29-year-old striker Jones will arrive from Stoke. There has been no confirmation yet of whether forward Peter Odemwingie will be joining Stoke in return, as expected. Solskjaer, speaking at a press conference in Manchester, where his team have been based since their FA Cup tie at Bolton last weekend, said: “Fabio and Kenwyne will join training today. I have just met them downstairs and that is more or less done.” Solskjaer, appointed on January 2, has already signed three players this month in Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge Berget. Another player from United, winger Wilfried Zaha, is likely to join them in the next day. Solskjaer said: “Everything is not complete so we cannot confirm that. “We hope to get that done in the next 24 hours or so, so he can be ready for the weekend.” Those deals are likely to bring an end to Cardiff’s business during the January transfer window. Solskjaer has been keen to strengthen the squad he inherited from Malky Mackay – who had been told there was no money to spend – as the relegation battle intensifies. Cardiff head to Old Trafford bottom of the Premier League having not won any of their last six games in the competition. Solskjaer said: “You never know with ins and outs but I think that is me concluded.” Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the signings of Fabio and Kenwyne Jones are “more or less done”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Guitar-shaped Hard Rock hotel officially opens in Hollywood

first_imgA new and unique addition to Broward County, Florida, officially opened on Thursday.The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will show off its guitar-shaped hotel.It’s part of the Hollywood hotel’s one-and-a-half billion dollar expansion that includes the Hard Rock Live concert venue.The hotel is 450 feet high, and the six strings are made of LED lights.The hotel has more than 600 rooms, but if you’re looking to book one of them, you’ll have to wait because says they’re sold out for almost the next three weeks.last_img

National goalkeeping coach Eon Deviera eager to help ‘save’ the Jags

first_imgTHE competitive International Friendly between Guyana’s Golden Jaguars and the Martinique senior national team last Tuesday ended in a scoreless draw, but there was no doubt that itEon Devierawas a game with a fair number of chances which required the home side’s defence, including the goalkeeper’s, being put to work.The man responsible for the preparation of the goalkeepers for the match was Eon Deviera, the newly-appointed senior national goalkeeping coach. Deviera, is no stranger to football having begun his career in football as a player at the U-19 level.In summarising the keepers’ performance, Deviera said he was “very satisfied with the results of the game and the performance of the goalkeepers. Andrew Durant was selected to be the starting keeper and he had an excellent performance. He made some very timely and important saves which kept us in the game.He was injured, he hit his knee while making another excellent save and wasn’t able to continue which is why we made the substitution with the goalkeeper and brought in Akel Clarke who also held his fort and took us to the nil-all finish.”The coach who also serves the national U-15 and U-17 squads said he was encouraged by the work ethic of the selected senior goalkeepers during training sessions – Durant, Clarke and young Jonathan Copeland.“Training sessions went really well because the guys have a very good work ethic, they were able to keep up with the high intensity of the sessions we did, which was the first session, to determine level of fitness and technical ability.”Having worked with Copeland at the U-17 level, Deviera was happy about his inclusion in the senior squad, stating “It was a very good experience for him, he had a chance to work with two very experienced goalkeepers with good technical ability and it was good for him to see the work ethic which is required of him to meet at the next level.”Highlighting the qualities an effective goalkeeper should possess, Deviera said “A goalkeeper needs to be always aware … he has to be committed … love for the game is (also) very important because in goalkeeping, it’s a cleanup of the mess; when everybody makes a mess, you have to clean it up and you have to be delighted to clean up the mess.”He added that a goalkeeper should also have a strong character to handle negative pressures, converting same into something positive while being a team player. “Don’t look for the negatives in the players but always be willing to motivate them.”The coach who once was selected for the senior team as a player but had to reluctantly abandon his playing career due to an injury said he was very happy about his appointment to the senior squad, since “it is what you work for. You put the best into whatever you’re doing to meet to the highest level and this is the highest level in Guyana and I’m very delighted and honoured to be part of the senior makeup. I will do my best to raise the standard of the goalkeepers in Guyana.”“I see myself working with whichever team the Federation would prefer to have me work with. I don’t have preference in teams but I love to work with the youths. If I’m called to be with the seniors, I can step up to that level and work at that level too. Wherever my expertise is needed, that’s where I’ll be,” Deviera concluded.The Golden Jaguars competed against Martinique in front of a capacity crowd at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden signalling a return of international football to Linden after six years.last_img read more

Higuain double sends Juve close to Champions League final

first_img(REUTERS) – Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain struck twice as the Italian side produced a masterful all-round display to beat Monaco 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final yesterday.A youthful Monaco team had breezed through the tournament with free-scoring performances but they met their match on home soil against the experienced and ruthless Serie A champions.Right back Dani Alves raced into the box and back-heeled for Argentina striker Higuain to sweep home a clinical finish just before the half-hour mark.The same two players combined again for the visitors’ second goal on 59 minutes, Higuain tapping in from close range from an astute cross by the veteran Brazilian defender.Monaco had their chances but kept bumping into the tightest defence in Europe’s top club competition with just two goals conceded in this campaign.Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his part with a string of crucial saves, notably from a shot from Colombia striker Radamel Falcao and when he tipped a Valere Germain header over his bar in the closing stages.“We approached the game the way we had to and did what he had to do,” Buffon told reporters. “We do have an advantage but we also know Monaco have excellent players capable of scoring away. It’s not over.”Juventus combined well in the opening stages and were the first on target with a low drive by Dani Alves straight at Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic on 13 minutes.Relying on their trademark counter-attacking style, the home side threatened when teenage forward Kylian Mbappe collected a Nabil Dirar cross and forced Buffon to show his class.Buffon was made to work again, punching out a header from close range by Falcao.Mbappe provided a symbol for Monaco’s problems with the Juventus defence when he collapsed in the box after being stopped by rugged central defender Giorgio Chiellini just before halftime.“They had two chances and scored two goals, we had many and scored none, that says it all,” said the 18-year-old Mbappe, who had scored 18 goals from his last 18 competitive games, including three in the 6-3 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund in the last eight.Chiellini was lucky to stay on the pitch when he escaped with a yellow card for elbowing Falcao in the face in the second half.The Italian champions, who advanced to the last four with a 3-0 aggregate win over Barcelona, are ideally placed to reach the final.Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico 3-0 in the first leg of the other semi-final on Tuesday. Juventus, who won the European Cup in 1995 and 1996, have never been eliminated by a French team in 11 previous meetings in European club competitions.Monaco, who are close to winning the Ligue 1 title, face a struggle to reach their second Champions League final after 2004, when they lost 3-0 to a Porto side coached by Jose Mourinho after a great run featuring wins over Real Madrid and Chelsea.last_img read more

East meets West: Top leagues face off in Frozen Four

first_imgNorth DakotaRecord: 29-15-1 overall, 16-12-0 WCHAHow they got here: After coming within one win of the national championship last year, North Dakota faced the challenge of winning games with a roster greener than a Fighting Sioux jersey. With 13 freshmen and just two seniors, the North Dakota started off sluggish, which came as no surprise. However, the team finished the season with a five-game winning streak and carried that momentum into winning the WCHA tournament championship. They overcame Michigan and Holy Cross to get into the Frozen Four, where they will face Boston College.Whom to watch: Junior Drew Stafford (24 goals + 23 assists = 47 points) leads a balanced Sioux scoring assault, with six players above the 30-point plateau and three scoring more than 40 points on the season. Freshmen T.J. Oshie has scored 45 points on 24 goals and 21 assists and currently rides a six-game scoring streak. Fellow rookie Jonathan Toews has averaged 2.25 points per game in UND’s last four contests. Backing up all this offensive power is junior goaltender Jordan Parise, whose 2.08 goals against average and .933 save percentage make him one of the best goalies in the country.How to beat ’em: Keep the puck away from the forwards. North Dakota’s defense, with three freshman blue liners, can be considered its only weakness, if a group that averages 6-foot-2, 201-pounds while giving up only 2.29 goals per game can be considered weak. They do, however, allow 30.5 shots per game, so an aggressive offense and forecheck, especially on special teams, can neutralize their offensive talents and take advantage of their defensive holes.WisconsinRecord: 28-10-3 overall, 17-8-3 WCHAHow they got here: The Badgers’ highs and lows this season can hardly be matched. They rose to the top of the national rankings in the first half only to suffer a slump when goaltender Brian Elliott went down with a knee injury in a January practice, finally hitting rock bottom when they gave up 13 goals in a sweep at Minnesota State in late February. Since then, the Badgers have regained their mojo. Fueled by a win over Minnesota for third place in the WCHA tournament, the Badgers haven’t given up a goal in three straight games, including the double matinee that was their win over Cornell in the Midwest Regional final two weekends ago.Whom to watch: Keep an eye on Elliott. Two words — lights out. This guy hasn’t given up a goal in over 250 minutes (252:49 to be exact) and will find out Friday if he was chosen to be the winner of the Hobey Baker trophy. Also, watch the fourth line of Nick Licari, A.J. Degenhardt, and Andy Brandt. They may not score goals, but they provide the energy that gets both the crowd and the rest of the team into the game.How to beat ’em: Match their style of play. The Badgers rely heavily on defense and goaltending to win games, and when they run into teams that also play exceptional defense, they sometimes have difficulty mustering the offense to pull out a win. Stacking men on the blue line forces the Badgers to dump and chase, a game at which they do not excel. Above all else, equal the Badgers’ physicality. They play rough, and a team that can fight through that also stands a fighting chance to steal a win.MaineRecord: 28-11-2 overall, 17-8-2 Hockey EastHow they got here: The Black Bears started out hot, winning eight of their first nine games before hitting a rough stretch. That midseason stretch saw Maine go 6-8 over its next 14 games, including a pair of losses to Providence — who defeated the Black Bears twice on the season — and Minnesota-Duluth. But since Jan. 21, the Black Bears have lost just two games, both of them coming against NCAA tournament teams (Boston College and New Hampshire). The loss to BC came in the Hockey East Tournament semi-final, but Maine still earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. Despite receiving the third-seed, it really isn’t a huge surprise that the Black Bears upended both Harvard and Michigan State to get to their third Frozen Four in the past five years.Whom to watch: On offense, senior forwards Greg Moore and Michel Leveille have paved the way for the Black Bears. They both average more than a point a game and have been red hot as of late, together tallying a total of 19 points in their last six games. Moore and junior Josh Soares have both reached the 40-point mark, while Leveille is one point away. Between the pipes, Ben Bishop has had a solid season, especially considering he is just a freshman. The big fella, standing 6-foot-5, is 21-7-2 with a 2.22 goals against average and a .908 save percentage.How to beat ’em: Shut down the power play. Maine has scored a power-play goal in all but 10 games this year and score on the man-advantage more than 22 percent of the time, but the Badgers are perfect on their last 25 penalty kills.Boston CollegeRecord: 25-12-3 overall, 17-8-2 Hockey EastHow they got here?: The Eagles lost just four times in their first 21 contests of the year and appeared to have the Hockey East regular season title all but wrapped up in January. Sound familiar? So will the rest of the story. Boston College proceeded to win just four of its next 12 games to close out the season — a stretch that included being swept at Maine and a loss to Boston University in the Beanpot Championship. The Eagles fell again to BU in the Hockey East title game — the fourth loss to their archrival of the season. In the NCAA Regional round, they stomped Miami to set up yet a fifth matchup of the year with BU. BC finally took charge, pounding the Terriers 5-0 to advance to its sixth Frozen Four in the past nine years.Whom to watch: Senior forward Chris Collins has scored 31 goals and nabbed 30 assists in 40 games and is one of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists. He ranks second nationally in points, points per game and short-handed goals. Junior forward Brian Boyle and senior Peter Harrold were first-team all-Hockey East selections. Between the pipes, sophomore Cory Schneider broke the school record with eight shutouts this year and boasts a 2.03 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.How to beat ’em: Well, the obvious way to win is to score goals, something that neither Miami nor Boston U did in the Regional when they were both shut out 5-0. So North Dakota will have to beat Schneider, and putting the puck home early wouldn’t hurt. The Eagles are 6-7-1 when their opponent scores first.last_img read more

Liverpool’s ‘Journey by Road Fan’ Returns Home

first_imgWilson told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I’ll be honest, the whole way down to Madrid, I was skeptical that we’d make it.‘I mean we’d just gotten to Dover for the ferry and a pipe blew off of the engine.’Despite being a lifelong fan, WIlson admitted he baulked at the prices demanded for flights to Madrid in the build-up to the showpiece final.He said: ‘I love Liverpool FC, I’ve been to all the matches, but there was no way I was gonna pay out £800 for a flight that I could get for £40 next week.‘Yeah, it was a little bit of a long car ride back but I think it only cost us around £200 on petrol each way, so we’ve got four people to the final for half the price of one person flying over.’On whether he would do the journey again, Wilson said: ‘One hundred percent, I’d recommend people give it a try.’‘If we make it to Istanbul next year, there’ll be something big coming.’Wilson also revealed he would be keeping the car despite it suffering numerous problems along the way.He added: ‘Oh, I’m keeping the car. It’s gonna be the daily runner I reckon. I’ll get it done up first though!’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool FC may have conquered Europe in grand style but one of its die-hard fan, Simon Wilson, who made the journey by road to Madrid for the epic match returned his Anfield home yesterday after driving 1,290 miles to watch his side beat Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid.The YouTuber opted to make the journey in a £40 Skoda Favorit GLXi with three friends after flights to Spain reached up to £800.Wilson arrived in time to watch Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi score in both halves to seal a sixth European Cup, but admitted there were several difficulties along the way.last_img read more