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Carey: The time is right for medical marijuana

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The video is one of 20 Carey will host for the Reason Foundation, a nonprofit educational group whose ideas “some people call libertarian” and whose mission is to “advance freedom,” said president David Nott. Carey offered to produce brief documentaries on topics from traffic congestion to immigration for the foundation’s Web site, Nott said. “Drew Carey connects with regular people. ? He has a regular guy’s look at things, and that’s why this seems like a great thing,” he said. “We’re interested in freedom across the spectrum, and good journalism about these subjects is important in the world of ideas.” It’s Carey’s Everyman appeal that likely helped him land the coveted job as host of “The Price Is Right.” But executives from CBS and Fremantle Media, which produces “Price,” had no comment Thursday about Carey’s extracurricular work. Carey also declined to comment Thursday, but he’s not shy about his position on medical marijuana. “I think it’s clear by now that the federal government needs to reclassify marijuana,” Carey says in the video. “People who need it should be able to get it – safely and easily.” Though medical marijuana might be controversial, media experts and fans of “The Price Is Right” said Carey’s political punditry will have little, if any, effect on the stalwart show or the comedian’s career. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press Bob Barker famously closed each episode of “The Price Is Right” with a pitch to spay and neuter pets. His successor is taking a stand on a more controversial subject: marijuana. Drew Carey won’t tout toking up on “Price,” but he defends the use of medical marijuana in a video posted online Thursday on Reason.tv. “Smell that smell,” the 49-year-old comedian says as he walks into a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary. “That’s the smell of freedom.” last_img read more

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Forget Manchester United and finish career at Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo urged

first_img1 Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid Sporting Lisbon president Bruno De Carvalho has told Cristiano Ronaldo to end his career in Portugal – and not at Manchester United.The forward has enjoyed a stunning spell at Real Madrid, scoring a staggering 365 goals in just 349 games.However, there has been talk that Ronaldo wants to enjoy a swansong at Manchester United before he hangs up his boots.The Portugal international previously spent six years at Old Trafford and scored over 100 goals.But, Ronaldo’s other former club – Sporting – have now revealed that they too want the 31-year-old to make a comeback.“Yes, without a doubt, I would love for Ronaldo to end his career here, at home,” De Carvalho told Marca.“He represents a lot for us and it would be beautiful if he could end his career here. He is a world ambassador. Cristiano always speaks well about us – he is very fond of the club,”“As we found out when we saw his face when the draw came out, we are playing against our boy. It’s going to be beautiful.“I believe selling Ronaldo [to Manchester United] was a bad business deal both in sporting and financial aspects, I think he was also too young to leave.”last_img read more

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From Guardiola to the London Stadium: this season’s biggest disappointments

first_img 5 5 1. Pep Guardiola – read all about why the Manchester City manager has left us feeling disappointed below, then click the arrow above, right, to check out what and who else we expected more from – A manager who promised so much but, as yet, has delivered little. Guardiola is among the most exciting managerial appointments the Premier League has seen, arriving in Manchester having overseen an incredible Barcelona team and won five major trophies with Bayern Munich. But it hasn’t clicked at City. Let down by a poor summer of transfer activity, constant changes to his team have illustrated unhappiness with his options. The fact is, City will win nothing this season, were poor in Europe and could even finish outside the Premier League top four. While he was always going to be given time to settle, if the club aren’t challenging for the title and in Europe next season judgements will soon be made. 4. The London Stadium – Remind us what happened to the glorious European nights expected in the first season at the London Stadium? An excellent last season seemed the perfect end to Upton Park, with West Ham sealing a Europa League third-round qualifying spot. Life at their new home could not have gone worse. Defeat to Astra Giurgiu in August saw the Hammers fail to qualify for the competition proper and things quickly went from bad to worse. Crowd trouble and poor performances has overshadowed any glamour of playing at the ground. So far it can only be described as a soulless bowl of doom. We all strive for perfection, but it’s not easy to tick all the boxes.Plenty have found that out in the Premier League this season, with the feeling of disappointment from some hard to ignore.Pep Guardiola, for example, is currently recovering from a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal that refused Manchester City a cup final in his debut campaign in English football.But what, as supporters, has disappointed us the most? Take a look at five things we expected more from by scrolling through the gallery above. 5 3. Claudio Ranieri’s sacking – Whether sacking Claudio Ranieri was the right or wrong decision, it was a low point this season. He was in charge of the greatest-ever title triumph, so there were plenty who shared the hurt the Italian felt at being held at fault for a poor defence of their crown. Ultimately the buck almost always stops at the manager, but seeing the way Leicester’s players upped their effort as soon as Ranieri was dismissed left a bitter taste for many. 5 2. Red Monday: Liverpool vs Manchester United, 18 October 2016 – Billed as ‘Red Monday’, the pre-match hype for this fixture was borderline ridiculous. Liverpool versus Manchester United finished 0-0 at Anfield mid-October this season, in a game that was as dull as any goalless draw can be. It wasn’t a bad result for either team, but the tremendous build-up left everyone unimpressed and frustrated. The most watched Premier League game in the UK in three years, nearly three million tuned in to see Jose Mourinho park the bus and Liverpool fail to break their rivals down. Please, never again. 5 5. Performances in Europe – English clubs are falling amid the pressure of competing with Europe’s elite – and that is a major concern. No Premier League team has stepped up during Manchester United’s decline, with Leicester City going the furthest in the Champions League this season. Spurs failed to even reach the last 16 of the competition. Tactically, English clubs continue to get caught out, suggesting the quality on display is exaggerated. It’s time we started worrying about how far behind the Prem’s finest have fallen compared to LaLiga’s best, plus Juventus and Bayern Munich.last_img read more

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HOW DID THEY DO IT?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Kenny Lofton, CF “It’s not something you can really put your finger on. That’s just the way the game is. That’s just the game of baseball. When you’re around it long enough, things (like this) happen.” Brad Penny, SP “Earlier in the season, we won 14 out of 16. this team is different. You come in the clubhouse after a game and its hard to tell if we won or lost. It’s always the same mood. They don’t get too excited or too bummed out. “We’re just playing good baseball right now. It’s nice when you’re not scoring a lot and you’re still winning 2-1 or 4-2. Every game, we were finding a way to win. … Those one-run games are real important. You look at our record last year in one-run games and it was horrible. I just think now, the guys are playing the way they’re capable of playing. “I don’t know if (the flare-up with Lofton) had anything to do with it. That stuff happens more than people think. I’ve always been a guy that tends to wear my emotions on my sleeve. Sometimes I say things in the heat of the moment or battle, but the guys on this team know I respect them and I just want to win. Kenny knows that. Of course, winning brings you together. It’s when you’re losing and you can still remain close that you have something special and I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that.” Nomar Garciaparra, 1B “It was just maintaining the great attitude they’ve had all year long. The guys just go out there and prepare themselves every day. There’s nothing to look back on, just guys having the right attitude.” Russell Martin, C “If you go one game at a time, you don’t really feel like you’re in a streak. … I can’t really recall a certain play or certain game. … It just seemed like every night, somebody else was the hero and everybody was chipping in. That’s the sign of a good team, when everybody feels like they can chip in and nobody feels like they have added pressure. I think we made a few key trades and ever since, we’ve been playing really good baseball. … I guess management, them making moves even though we were in last place, gave us a confidence boost, knowing they had confidence in us. We were too good of a team to keep losing and I think we knew that, internally, inside the clubhouse. “If you’re struggling at the plate, you can be hitting the ball hard, but then you get that one blooper that falls, that can get you going again. It’s hard to compare that … but it just seemed like we got a few more breaks when we were winning, and when we were losing, we didn’t get any breaks.” Jeff Kent, 2B “Good teams, they don’t evaluate. They don’t analyze. Players just roll with the punches and show up every day. “Its better just to show up and enjoy the day and not analyze too much. Baseball, like all sports. You can put too much pressure on yourself. You can worry about the expectations. You can try to do too much and when you do that, you can fall flat on your face. Some players live by the old cliche of, Keep it Simple Stupid.’ And that works, not to say that’s what’s happening here. But there’s a fine line you walk there. “You try not to let what happened (Wednesday), getting blown out, affect you. If we were so rolled up into last week, or the win process, today would be devastating. Well, it’s not. It’s just the nature of the game, you roll with it. “Everybody on this team has the capacity to do some good things when we play and that’ll add to the longevity of things. You don’t think too much of it, you just have confidence in everybody when it’s their turn. “This game of baseball is a game of anticipation. That’s what’s special about this game. Before things started going good for us, we’d hit the skids. Everybody was down on us. And it’s OK, because the nature of this game is anticipation. You gotta show up every day because you don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s not our job as players to worry about the ingredients. “We had trades, we had better play, our timing was right. It was just our turn. Our turn for things to come together. We’ve had a lot of transition over here with the Dodgers, the front office, coaching staff, players … and it’s just our turn. “Baseball is a streaky game and that just adds to the anticipation of it. “Baseball players are probably more superstitious than any athlete. You play every day and you fail so much, that sometimes you think you have to do something different. You drive home different, you come to the ballpark different, you wear a different pair of clothes, you put your socks on different, whatever. Quirky things. … Change is good sometimes. You need to make adjustments in this game if you want to be successful. Bringing (Greg) Maddux in here, solidifying the team a little bit, and then not too many guys are looking over their shoulder wondering, Are they going to trade me? Are they going to sign me?’ Guys are focused on the here and now and that means something too.” J.D. Drew, RF “It’s not something you really talk about, you just roll with it. You go out and try to win one game, then you try to win the series. Once you get a streak going, you try not to focus too much on it. You just go out and try to keep it going.” Wilson Betemit, SS “I think (Julio) Lugo and I brought good luck when we came over. … When I came here, this was a good team, with veteran guys. They were hungry to win.” Andre Ethier, LF “I think we all knew we were capable of playing like this. It was just a matter of putting it all together. And sometimes you have to go down to the bottom of the well before you know how to get up to the top again.” Rafael Furcal, SS “This is a good team. We’ve got great teammates. Everyday you see sombody to do somethig to win. We are 25 people together.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cork sign fourth player from Rovers in less than a year as Tobi departs

first_imgPhoto: Corkcityfc.ie.Cork City boss John Caulfield has raided Sligo Rovers once again.The double-winners yesterday confirmed the signing of former Bit O’ Red defender Tobi Adebayo-Rowling.The English full-back spent the past two seasons at the Showgrounds, having been signed by Dave Robertson before the 2016 season.He was an almost ever-present in his first year at the club and was voted young player of the year by fans.But missed a number of games in the middle of the 2017 season having been disciplined by the club following an off-field incident.He was also dropped from the matchday squad for the final game of the season away to Drogheda United two weeks ago.The 20-year-old is the fourth player to depart the Showgrounds for Turner’s Cross since this time last year, following in the footsteps of Jimmy Keohane, Achille Campion and Kieran Sadlier, who all claimed league and FAI Cup medals with the Rebels. Meanwhile, the Lee-siders have also confirmed that Karl Sheppard has signed a new deal at the club, despite being linked with a move to rivals Dundalk.last_img read more

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Stormy night ahead as Ex-Hurricane Helene tracks over Ireland

first_imgA night of high winds and heavy rain is in store this Monday as the tail end of Hurricane Helene hits Irish coasts. Storm Helene is expected to make landfall on Monday night and move quickly over Ireland.Flood warnings have been issued for Co Galway and Co Mayo from midday, with 25 to 40 mm of rainfall expected in the western counties. Persistent rain will lash in Donegal today before a blustery afternoon. Temperatures will be humid, from 17C to 20C. The south and eastern counties of Ireland are expected to bear the brunt of Helene.Tuesday will have a mix of dry and wet weather. Helene is one of several major storms in the Atlantic this week. A series of unsettled weather systems are set to follow the storm.Storm Ali is raising bigger concerns for later in the week. Current predictions say that the storm could bring strong wind gusts to the West on Wednesday.Stormy night ahead as Ex-Hurricane Helene tracks over Ireland was last modified: September 17th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SA celebrates wheelchair tennis success

first_imgDouble successThe Netherlands claimed both the men’s and women’s titles in World Group 1 for the first time since 2006. All squareSydwell Mathonsi then levelled the tie by outlasting Robinson Mendez in a two-and-a-half hour marathon, winning 6-3, 6-7, 7-5. Spain edged the Netherlands two-one to take victory in the men’s junior section, while the USA was successful in its defence of the quads title, beating Israel 2-1 in the title-decider. World number four Ronald Vink had few problems with former world number one Michel Jeremiasz and put the Dutch side ahead with a 6-1, 6-3 win. Vergeer, a two-time winner of the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, crushed Katharina Kruger 6-2, 6-0 to record an incredible 415th victory in succession. When Sharon Walraven followed that win up with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Sabine Ellerbrock the title belonged to the Dutch. It all came down to the doubles and the French pair of Jeremiasz and Houdet claimed the first set 6-4 against Vink and Robin Ammerlaan. The Dutch fought back well, however, and went on to claim the next two sets 6-4, 6-2 and with them the title. Vergeer, who missed last year’s event, was thrilled with the victory. “We are delighted to have won again,” she said. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Their women’s team, led by world number one Esther Vergeer, secured the title when they took an unbeatable two-nil lead over Germany in the final. 3 May 2011 The host’s unexpected success was well received. Playing in World Group 2, South Africa qualified to face Chile in the playoff for third place and, after a tense contest, the Rainbow Nation sealed a two-one victory. “I am glad to be back in the team and be part of the spirit and camaraderie that makes this team event so special and different from the individual competition we are so used to playing.” Maripa and Mathonsi teamed up in the doubles and sealed the bronze medal for South Africa, much to the delight of a strong band of supporters, after a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Christian Aranda and Robinson Mendez. Top-seeded Japan, who beat South Africa in the semi-finals, won the title after defeating the USA in the final. France drew level when Stephane Houdet upset world number three Maikel Scheepers 6-4, 6-1. ToughThe Netherlands’ men found it tougher in their final against France, but still came away with a two-one victory. ‘Proud’“It’s our first double win since 2006 and I am real proud of my team. The hard work has paid off, and gelling as a team and fighting hard together, especially in the men’s final, was key to our success,” said Dutch coach Mark Kalkman. The South Americans went one-nil up when Francisco Cayulef scored a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Evans Maripa. South Africa’s mens wheelchair tennis team surprised with a bronze medal at the Wheelchair Tennis Team World Cup which ended in Pretoria on Sunday, while the Netherlands proved themselves to be number one in both the men’s and women’s game.last_img read more

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Digital Transformation: Businesses Slow to Accept Transformation

first_imgDigital Transformation?  Analysts and consultants like Gartner, EY and PwC say that to compete and succeed, businesses need to adopt new technologies.A new survey by Forrester though found that digital transformation is happening very slowly.  They characterize the progress of organizations as being in a “sorry state.” The report found that 84 percent of companies don’t have people on staff with the right skills to implement digital transformation and less than 20 percent of leaders feel confident that they’ve adopted the right technology to help them with digital transformation.21 percent of companies say that they’ve made the digital transformation and are done — despite the fact that technology is changing at a blistering pace.  And another 22 percent say that they see no need to do anything with digital transformation.Areas where adoption of digital technologies has been slow include:Only 31 percent of companies say that security is a top priority for themOnly 17 percent of companies say that they are investing in artificial intelligence45 percent of companies haven’t yet invested in SaaSlast_img read more

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It All Happened in India’s IT Industry in 2013

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UE Roll 360 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Best of the lot

first_imgWith Ultimate Ears one could actually say Logitech has created magic. First UE Boom, then UE Boom 2, and now UE Roll, the whole line of Bluetooth speakers is funky. And, based on our experience with these speakers, fantastic when it comes to the audio performance.Priced at Rs 8,495, the UE Roll is the cheapest of the lot by Logitech. It is also the smallest among the speakers that UE has launched in India so far. But make mistake, this is the speaker where you can truly, with conviction, say that the size doesn’t matter. The UE Roll not only sounds as good as its bigger siblings but also comes with a few unique traits of its own that make it a winner.Design and build qualityIf we could write in as few words as possible we would say, it’s cute and colourful. And tough. Yes, very tough.At first glance it will remind you of a small UFO which went through a vibrant colour job. The speaker even has some cool symbols on it. Marked with huge ‘Plus’ and ‘Minus’ volume buttons, it looks modern and slick.The UE Roll is smaller than an open palm, and weighs a little over 300 grams. The disk-shaped speaker is covered with meshed fabric in the front and soft plastic in the back. It comes in six different colours, and all of them are eye catching and beautiful.The speaker sports an equally strikingly-coloured stretchable strap which can be used to attach it to a bike, belt, car’s steering, or even a tree’s branch. Following the tradition of its predecessors, the UE Roll can survive water up to 1 meter deep or for 30 minutes when submerged.advertisementThe UE Roll speaker is light, small, and yet manages to feel sturdy. There are no lose parts, there are only four clickable buttons, which are hidden in the plain sight. The two volume buttons are cleverly covered with the fabric and the power and Bluetooth buttons are placed on the back side. All the buttons are soft and responsive to touch. A small flap near the strap houses a micro USB port for charging and one 3.5 mm port for auxiliary cable.The material used on the UE Roll is not just water resistant but feels water repellent too, as we didn’t find it wet after pulling it out of water. This is a good thing. But before dumping it into water make sure you have put the flap in place.As far as the design and build quality of the UE Roll is concerned, we feel it is impressive. It looks good. It works well.PerformanceThere was a time when Bluetooth audio devices used to be terrible at creating nice, likable sound. Now they have become very good. We have reviewed some nice wireles speakers on these pages in the last few months. But even by that standard, we feel that the UE Roll takes it to an all new level, especially considering its price.After our experience with Bose speaker that costs closer to Rs 20,000, we started off with the UE Roll with muted expectations. After all, it costs only Rs 8,495. First we tried Hamma-Hamma, famous A R Rahman song from Bombay. A few minutes into the song and we realised that our misgivings were unfounded. The UE Roll delivered the music as it should be, full of beats, no overdoing the bass, and loud enough to fill the hall. After that one song many followed, and we were not disappointed, not even once. The UE Roll turned out to be a perfect companion for a little party in evening.Later, we put the speakers through more music. We tested progressive rock and metal. And hip hop and country music. The performance was mostly good. The niggle we faced was when the song required exploding bass at the highest volume. The speaker showed the same problem we have faced with most wired and wireless speakers while playing heavy bass, it loses clarity. Vocals were somewhat garbled and guitar riffs were unclear. But all that was at the maximum volume. Lowering the volume rectified the issue.We also used the speakers for some non-party music, such as the old Bollywood music from 1940s to 1970s. If you keep it at a decent volume, you can get a perfect, quiet evening by pairing the Roll with this music. At higher volume, you will find the vocals, instruments and everything else quite flat. Playing classical melodies, like Beethoven’s soulful Moonlight Sonata, and the masterpiece of crescendo Ride of Valkyries by Richard Wagner, on the UE Roll delivered an equally mesmerising experience.advertisementThe UE Roll is impressively capable of offering a complete 360 degree experience. It fills a small hall with sound, even with a gathering of about 10 people. We tried it outside as well, that too close to a construction site. We can vouch for its loudness, the sound may not be as good as you’d want it to be at the maximum volume but it is clear and good enough.The speakers can offer almost 9 hours of backup on single charge, which is good.Should you buy itThe Ultimate Ears Roll is yet another Bluetooth speaker on paper, however, with the additional benefit of water resistance and a brilliant sound output it becomes something apt for picnics, pool parties, any outing, and even romantic evenings. Priced at Rs 8,495, it is not outrageously expensive. In fact, we think it is outright cheap for what it offers.There are other options like Sony SRS-X11 and JBL Flip that cost less, but if you have been looking for an all-rounded Bluetooth speaker, we suggest you to stretch the budget a bit and grab this little beauty.last_img read more

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