Labour, Greens crack over cannabis views

first_img3News 27 January 2014Another major crack has emerged between Labour and the Greens – their incompatible views on marijuana.Last week they split on deep-sea drilling, and today Labour leader David Cunliffe dashed Green Party hopes of decriminalising cannabis if in power.New Zealanders are almost 50-50 when it comes to smoking cannabis. Nearly half have, including Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei.“I stopped smoking cannabis about 20 years ago,” she says.If the Green Party had its way it would immediately allow for medicinal marijuana and legal action for violent offences would be prioritised over possession.The next step is decriminalisation with a legal age limit of 18. But Labour says no way.http://www.3news.co.nz/Labour-Greens-crack-over-cannabis-views/tabid/1607/articleID/329908/Default.aspxlast_img read more

Gabriela Knutson falls one spot to No. 5 in latest rankings

first_imgAfter going 1-1 this weekend, Gabriela Knutson fell one spot to No. 5 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association tennis rankings. Knutson opened the weekend against Duke’s then-No. 5 Samantha Harris. The SU junior opened the match on Friday by winning eight straight games, but she could maintain early success. After a second set defeat, Knutson was swept in the third set in a 6-0, 4-6, 0-6 loss.On Sunday, Knutson made light work of Notre Dame’s Allison Miller in a 6-3, 6-2 win at Drumlins Country Club. Of Knutson’s three losses this season, all of them are currently ranked top four in the nation.The pairing of Knutson and Ramirez jumped two spots to No. 11 after two victories this week. Versus Duke Knutson and Ramirez defeated then-No. 8 Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy, 6-2. Two days later, the SU duo won in first doubles against Notre Dame, 6-4.Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 27 this week, its second-highest mark of the season. Against then-No. 4 Duke, the Orange squandered an early lead to the Blue Devils and lost 4-2. After the loss, SU recovered in a dominant 4-0 win against UND to end its three-match losing streak.Syracuse will close out its season on Sunday when it takes on No. 33 North Carolina State in Raleigh.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

On campaign swing, Giuliani questioned on relationship with son

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEREY PARK – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani asked for privacy Monday to deal with strained relationships within his family, and defended his wife as a “very loving and caring” mother and stepmother. The Republican presidential candidate came to Southern California to speak with sheriffs about gang violence, but found himself answering questions about his family after his son, Andrew, publicly said their relationship had become distant after Giuliani’s messy divorce from Andrew’s mother, Donna Hanover, and his later marriage to Judith Nathan. “My wife Judith is a very loving and caring … mother and stepmother. She has done everything she can. The responsibility is mine,” Giuliani told reporters gathered outside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters. “I believe that these problems with blended families, you know, are challenges – sometimes they are,” he said. “The more privacy I can have for my family, the better we are going to be able to deal with all these difficulties.” The New York Times reported that Andrew Giuliani and his father have recently tried to reconcile after not speaking “for a decent amount of time.” In the Times article, Andrew attributed the strained relationship to Nathan, saying, “There’s obviously a little problem that exists between me and his wife.” “We are both working on our relationship,” Andrew Giuliani told ABC News. “No matter what he’s done, I love my father. He’s my father and we love each other. It’s not as good as it once was but it’s better than when it was its lowest, and it is getting better all the time.”last_img read more