OUSA will look at legal sale of cannabis

first_imgOtago Daily Times 23 August 2019Family First Comment: University to become pot shop.“The Otago University Students’ Association is a step closer to eventually selling marijuana, after students voted to investigate the idea should the drug become legal.” Dopey idea.The Otago University Students’ Association is a step closer to eventually selling marijuana, after students voted to investigate the idea should the drug become legal.A members-only OUSA general meeting was held on Thursday afternoon and was attended by about 120 people.More than 70 members of the association voted to investigate the idea, while 34 voted against, and 11 abstained.OUSA spokesman James Heath said the investigation was only in the early stages, and stressed the OUSA did not have an official position on whether it should sell cannabis or not.“It was made quite explicit that this was the start of a long process,” Mr Heath said.A spokeswoman said the association could not comment on the channels it would be exploring, saying it would depend on what happened nationally.Students also voted to accept several changes to their executive structure and a new constitution, which had taken months to prepare.The vast majority of students supported the changes, only eight voting against them and three abstaining.https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/campus/university-of-otago/ousa-will-look-legal-sale-cannabislast_img read more

Nicole Ferrara looks to continue scoring streak for Syracuse after rebounding from injury

first_imgAs Nicole Ferrara glided in front of the crease, her skate got caught at the wrong angle in the ice. Her foot went one way, while her body went another. It was Syracuse’s second practice back since holiday break two seasons ago, and the outlook of her career took a turn for the worse.“She never goes down, so I knew something was wrong,” teammate Melissa Piacentini said.Ferrara immediately realized what had happened. She tore her ACL in her left knee during a game in her junior year of high school at Rivers Academy. It was the exact same feeling she felt in the moment.Her season was over. Two ACL tears in the same knee could have put her hockey career in jeopardy.“I knew what to expect,” Ferrara said. “I knew all the stuff I’d have to do to get back.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn 2015, Ferrara has come back as the team’s top goal-scorer. She has scored a goal in SU’s last five games, the latest coming in a 7-1 rout over Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday night.She’ll have a chance to continue her streak when Syracuse (3-3, 1-0 College Hockey America) travels to St. Lawrence (2-5-1) on Saturday at 4 p.m.“I wouldn’t say she’s in midseason form, but she’s played pretty close to it,” Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan said. “It’s been a great shot in the arm for us to have her back.”The Orange has been without one of its top offensive weapons for a season and a half. Ferrara redshirted her junior year to fully recover. She wasn’t able to skate for six months, a skill she picked up as a three-year-old.Doctors slowed down her recovery process to reduce pressure on her left knee, which forced Ferrara to become even more patient. In therapy, physical trainers would work on strengthening Ferrara’s quads in her left leg.With patience and the right therapy, Ferrara knew she’d get back on the ice. On October 6, she returned as part of Syracuse’s starting lineup in its home opener against Clarkson.“When you don’t play for a while,” Ferrara said, “it definitely makes you realize how lucky you are to be able to skate and to be able to play.”While most lose speed after ACL tears, Ferrara retained her quickness. She caught UConn goalie Annie Belanger off guard last Saturday by sneaking up behind her and putting a rebound in the net before Belanger even noticed her presence.Against Providence on Sunday, Piacentini sent Ferrara a pass from the corner. Ferrara quickly opened up toward the net and fired, scoring her fourth goal of the season.She went on a breakaway in the second period against RIT on Wednesday, beating the goalie in a one-on-one with a backhanded shot that found the top of the net.Flanagan thinks Ferrara is the perfect third piece in the first line because she can keep up with Piacentini and Stephanie Grossi’s quick movements.“They’re very fast players. [Ferrara] can step in there and play with them,” Flanagan said. “Those three seem to feed really well off one another.”The Orange’s stagnant offensive issues from last season have mainly subsided due to Ferrara’s presence on the attack. SU averages 3.7 goals per game so far, a much better average compared to its 2.5 goals per game last season.The team had its highest scoring total against RIT on Wednesday night since Jan. 19, 2013, when SU scored eight goals against Lindenwood, a game that Ferrara scored in as well.Flanagan hopes his senior captain can keep her streak going on Saturday. But he’s happy to have her back, no matter how strong her performance is.“We missed her for a year and a half,” Flanagan said. “She just has real good hockey instincts. She’s bounced back really well.” Comments Published on October 24, 2015 at 10:33 am Contact Chris: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Read why Aussie bowler Megan Schutt ‘just hates playing India’

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/GettyAdvertisement wiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eajn5g0r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfmoWould you ever consider trying this?😱4tlCan your students do this? 🌚9gRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Women’s cricket team has been on a marvellous run in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, the ladies have made history with reaching the final of the tournament for the first time, and the supporters are yearning to see them lifting their maiden T20 World Cup trophy as India takes on the hosts in the final match. However, Aussie bowler Megan Schutt has dropped a bombshell, revealing that she ‘hates’ playing against India!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/GettyBefore the commencement of the world cup, Australia and India went head to head against each other along with England in the Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series. While Aussies came out victorious from the match, it bears some foul memories Megan Schutt.As Australia won the toss and chose to field first, Schutt opened up the bowling, but faced the wrath of India’s superstar opener Smriti Mandhana and the young teenage sensation Shafali Verma.Advertisement Not so fond of her memories against the Indian openers, Schutt stated that she doesn’t like the fixture against Women in Blue.“I just hate playing India- they’ve got the wood on me,” she said in a recent interview.Advertisement Mandhana, who landed a swashbuckling 23-ball-35, knocked a six in the first delivery from Schutt, followed by a boundary from Verma. The pacer gave away 16 runs in the over, and adding up to a total of 26 runs from 4 overs bowled.The 27 year old continued: “Smriti and Verma have got me covered. That six in the tri-series was probably the biggest one I’ve ever been hit for.”Schutt faced the wrath of the Indian bating order throughout the remnant of the series. In the second match and third match, she gave away another 26 and 28 runs respectively. This caused her international T20 economy rate to rise to 6.93 from 5.98.“There are obviously some plans we’re going to revisit as bowlers,” having the experience against India for handful of times before the final match, Schutt is confident about some necessary change ups in the bowling lineup.Although, Schutt added that she isn’t confident to take the pitch in the opening overs, considering the beating she received from their rivals in the recent past.“Clearly, I’m not the best match-up to those two in the powerplay. They find me quite easy to play,” she concluded.The final, a mirror copy of the inaugural match of the tournament, is on this Sunday at Melbourne Cricket Ground.Also read-Sourav Ganguly gives massive update on IPL 2020 amid Coronavirus fears Advertisementlast_img read more