Why Turkey stirs the pot in troubled zones
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no peacemaker. He looks for regional vulnerabilities in the form of feuding entities and instead of behaving like a statesman offering mediation he escalates the violence by picking a side.Turkey on Erdogan’s watch has emerged as a regional predator that punches way above its weight due to its usefulness to Nato and its weaponization of up to four million refugees that the President threatens to unleash on EU states should they attempt to interfere in his dealings.Libya, which he flooded with many thousands of Syrian mercenaries in return for the establishment...
Drug seizures along northern border up 1,000%, partly because of Canada's legalization of recreational pot: CBP
Drug seizures along the Canadian border in upstate New York have increased by more than 1,000% this year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The agency’s Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry throughout the state, recovered more than 40,000 pounds of narcotics over 732 separate seizures from Oct. 1, 2019, to Aug. 31, 2020, federal officials said in a recent news release.By comparison, just about 3,400 pounds of narcotics were seized during the same period a year earlier.Authorities believe that Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana, which came into effect ...
New York Daily News
YOURSAY | Dr M vs ex-aide Zahid: A pot calling the kettle black
YOURSAY | 'Whatever the accusations and counter-accusations, it is of little significance now.'Dr M brands his ex-aide 'biggest liar in Malaysian politics'The Wakandan: What’s being disclosed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his former sidekick (political secretary), Muhammad Zahid Md Arif (above), is their personal secret.It is interesting for the interested that they are throwing mud at each other in public. From the various reactions, it is also noted that by this time, many people are not interested anymore.Perhaps that shows Mahathir has become more and more irrelevant. That is sad for those wh...
Ultra Lotto pot to hit P337 million
Ultra Lotto pot to hit P337 millionJanvic Mateo(The Philippine Star) – September 6, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The jackpot for the Ultra Lotto 6/58 draw is expected to reach P337 million tonight, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).The PCSO said the P334,815,352.40 jackpot last Friday is expected to increase after no one correctly guessed the six-digit winning combination 26-46-04-48-08-44.Fourteen bettors won a consolation prize of P120,000 after correctly guessing five of the six winning numbers.
Diane Bell: San Diego-area colleges are going to pot
Higher education is getting even higher.The legalization of marijuana for medicinal use in 33 states and for recreational use in 11, including California, is giving birth to a cannabis cottage industry and with it a new educational field.Last August, the University of California, Davis, known for its agricultural curriculum, added a Cannabis and Hemp Research Center that assembled experts in marijuana law, business, cultivation, medicine, psychiatry and veterinary treatment. It also offers courses in hemp breeding, seed production, genetics and pharmacology.Tiny Pacific College of Health and S...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
350 pounds of pot seized from septic truck, Fayette Co. authorities say
AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities earlier this week seized 350 pounds of marijuana from a septic truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 10, the Fayette County sheriff's office said Thursday.A sheriff's office drug interdiction investigator pulled over the truck on the eastbound lanes of I-10 near Flatonia around 11 a.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation, Sheriff Keith Korenek said in a written statement.According to the sheriff, the female driver did not have a driver’s license and her male passenger gave inconsistent answers to the investigator when asked about their travel plans.After getting per...
Illinois becomes latest US state to legalize recreational pot
Illinois started the new year on a high note Wednesday, becoming the latest US state to legalize recreational marijuana as the governor pardoned thousands for past low-level cannabis convictions.The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will allow residents 21 and older to legally purchase marijuana and will expunge thousands of individuals' criminal convictions throughout the state."We are restoring rights to many tens of thousands of Illinoisans. We are bringing regulation and safety to a previously unsafe and illegal market. And we are creating a new industry that puts equity at its very core," I...
Illinois becomes latest US state to legalize recreational pot
Washington (AFP) - Illinois started the new year on a high note Wednesday, becoming the latest US state to legalize recreational marijuana as the governor pardoned thousands for past low-level cannabis convictions.The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will allow residents 21 and older to legally purchase marijuana and will expunge thousands of individuals' criminal convictions throughout the state."We are restoring rights to many tens of thousands of Illinoisans. We are bringing regulation and safety to a previously unsafe and illegal market. And we are creating a new industry that puts equity a...
Delicious and Good for You! Introducing the Fermented Hot Pots You Should Try This Winter
When winter comes around, don’t you just crave something warming like hot pot? This winter, the hot pot everyone’s talking about is not just delicious but it’s also healthy: fermented hot pot. If you’re wondering just what on earth that is, read on.What’s a Fermented Hot Pot?Fermented foods not only take the natural flavor of foods and add a full-bodied aroma, richness and deep umami flavor, they will also boost your metabolism and improve your gut health. These foods have been gaining attention in recent years for being both tasty and healthy.The trend that’s heating up this 2019-2020 winter ...
Most extravagant tea service in UK launches for £500 a pot
Have £500 to spare on a cuppa tea? A luxury hotel in London has launched the UK's most expensive afternoon tea service, featuring a pot of tea made with leaves handpicked at sunrise in the highlands of Sri Lanka. It's tea fit for a queen. The experience at The Rubens at The Palace hotel in London involves gold tweezers, gloved service, and a rare tea blend selected by specialist tea merchants at PMD Tea. Guests take their tea in one of the most extravagant tea rooms in the city, overlooking The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. What makes the Ceylon Golden Tips tea so expensive? To brew a pot o...