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Posted by: | Posted on: September 27, 2020

Marijuana use may lower sperm count, block ovulation

first_imgStar Advertiser 12 August 2019Family First Comment: For couples struggling with conception, smoking weed isn’t a joke; it sends their chances of having a baby up in smoke. In an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say they want doctors and patients trying to conceive to be aware that smoking marijuana might make it more difficult. How? • erectile dysfunction in men and infertility in women.• decreased sperm count.• delayed or no ovulation• prenatal exposure to marijuana and problems for the childFor couples struggling with conception, smoking weed isn’t a joke; it sends their chances of having a baby up in smoke.In an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say they want doctors and patients trying to conceive to be aware that smoking marijuana might make it more difficult. How?>> THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, acts on receptors in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and reproductive organs, making it more difficult to conceive.In women the hypothalamus produces gonadotropin-releasing hormone, which leads to a cascade of other hormones needed for ovulation and to prepare the uterus for a fertilized egg. Pituitary problems can contribute to erectile dysfunction in men and infertility in women.>> Another problem: decreased sperm count. A Danish study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that smoking marijuana more than once a week reduced sperm count by 29% in guys 18 to 28 years old.>> Marijuana could delay or prevent ovulation if smoked more than three times in the past three months.>> One more caution: Authors of a study called “It’s Not Your Mother’s Marijuana,” published in Clinics in Perinatology, point out that if you’re pregnant and smoke today’s superpowered weed, prenatal exposure to marijuana can result in problems with your child’s executive functioning skills, attention, behavior and school achievement later on.https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/08/12/features/marijuana-use-may-lower-sperm-count-block-ovulation/last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 26, 2020

13 people killed in traffic accident in St Lucia

first_img Sharing is caring! Photo of the bus. Image via: St Lucia StarCASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – At least 13 people were killed when a bus carrying mourners from a funeral plunged into the sea at Mount Sion, in Choiseul, south east of here on Thursday night.Police and fire officials at the scene said that there was only one survivor in the worst accident in the history of the island.They said bodies of the accident victims were spread out on the beach. The accident occurred at around 8. pm (local time).CMC NewsRegional 13 people killed in traffic accident in St Lucia by: – November 11, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet 33 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 25, 2020

SEC: We’re not taking sides in Yanson row

first_imgSEC-Bacolodpeople “acted strictly as observers of the proceedings,” it added, and thatthey did not participate in any manner whatsoever, and did not give any opinionor legal advice. BACOLOD City –The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – Bacolod Extension Office deniedit is taking sides in the ongoing management dispute among two factions of theYanson family that owns and operates Vallacar Transit, Inc. (VTI), thecountry’s biggest bus company. That same day,the other faction also held a stockholders’ meeting — at the Ceres bus compoundin Barangay Mansilingan. This faction was composed of VTI founder Olivia Yansonand her two other children Leo Rey Yanson and Ginnette Yanson-Dumancas. On Dec. 7 SECrepresentatives were seen at the stockholders’ meeting of a faction of theYansons, the so-called Yanson 4 or Y4 composed of siblings Roy, Ricardo Jr.,Emily, and Ma. Lourdes Celina Yanson-Lopez, at Seda Hotel. The attendanceof SEC-Bacolod representatives in the meeting “was neither a confirmation ofthe validity of the meeting, nor of the claimed shareholdings of the Y4, northe affirmation of a quorum during the meeting,” the document stressed. The VTImanagement dispute as to who should be leading the company has been draggingfor several months now./PN A documentobtained by this paper and signed by Atty. Annabelle Corral-Respall, theofficer-in-charge of SEC-Bacolod, stressed that SEC-Bacolod was merely invitedto observe the Y4 meeting.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 23, 2020

Purse boosted for IMCATV-sponsored B feature at Sprint Nationals

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals purse has increased every year since it began.In past years the main event purse on Sunday has increased. Last year it was increased to $2,500 to win and $1,250 to start for the 27th place car.Nine rows of cars will start three-wide and run for shares of a $46,700 main event purse while the “B” feature non-qualifier purse for Sunday has been increased to $1,000 for the first non-qualifier (10th place) and $500 to start, making the total non-qualifier feature purse $7,000.IMCATV is the new official 2017 B Feature Sponsor and will be doing a live broad­cast of the Sept. 1-3 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals.Listed below is the 2017 RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals purse structure. The pre-entry form, format and order of events will be available later this week. Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 purse (full show and pay both nights): 
1st, $700; 2nd, $500; 3rd, $400; 4th, $350; 5th, $350; 6th,  $325; 7th, $300; 8th, $295; 9th, $290; 10th, $285; 11th,  $280; 12th,  $275; 13th, $270; 14th, $265; 15th, $260; 16th, $255; 17-20, $250. 
All non-qualifiers, $100. Tow, $50.Sunday, Sept. 3 Championship Night main event purse: 
1st, $2,500; 2nd,  $2,400; 3rd, $2,300; 4th, $2,200; 5th, $2,150; 6th, $2,100; 7th, $2,050; 8th, $2,000; 9th, $1,950; 10th, $1,900; 11th, $1,850; 12th, $1,800; 13th, $1,750; 14th, $1,700; 15th, $1,650; 16th, $1,600; 17th, $1,550; 18th, $1,500; 19th, $1,450; 20th, $1,400; 21st, $1,350; 22nd, $1,300 23-27, $1,250.“B” Feature sponsored by IMCATV  (non-qualifiers):
 10th, $1,000; 11th, $900; 12th, $800; 13th, $700; 14th, $600; 15-20, $500
. All other non-qualifi­ers: Minimum of $250 (may be more with non-qualifier cash sponsorships). Tow, $100.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 23, 2020

Lady Wildcats Fall To Lady Spartans

first_imgFranklin County fell to the Connersville Spartans 8-1 on Monday night behind the solid pitching performance of Spartan senior Jerri Ellis. The Wildcats were held at bay most of the night and couldn’t get much going offensively off of the opposing pitcher. For the game Franklin County only managed to get four hits and one run off of Ellis.The first run of the game was scored by Connersville on a mental mistake defensively by the Wildcats. With two outs and runners on first and third, Connersville completed a delay steal to perfection. The runner going to second got into a short pickle that allowed the runner at third Hanson to get just enough of a jump on the throw home to allow her to score and make the score 1-0.Connersville would continue to score throughout the game, putting up 4 runs in the top of the third, 1 in the fourth, 1 in the sixth, and one in the seventh.The Wildcats lone run would come in the bottom of the sixth inning. Sarah Bare would be hit by a pitch that would allow her to reach first. Kylie Lea would then come in to pinch run for Sarah. Lea would advance to second on a ground out to second, and then advance to third on a ground out to short stop. Then with two outs, Camryn Brewer was able to hit a single back up the middle to score Lea from third and give the Wildcats their only run of the game.Michaela Ferman pitched well for the Wildcats in the circle. The final score was not a good reflection of how well she pitched today. A couple of tough plays didn’t go her way, but she battled all night and gave the Wildcats a chance. She went all seven innings for the Wildcats, allowing 9 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), 5 walks, and 5 strikeouts.Offensive Leaders:Camryn Brewer: 1 Single, 1 RBIKarlie Hahn: 1 SingleMakaylee Woods: 1 SingleMorgan Bare: 1 SingleThe Wildcats will be back in action on Tuesday evening as they take on the Greensburg Pirates. First pitch scheduled for 5 pm. JV contest will immediately follow the varsity game.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 23, 2020

Mrs. Jennifer Marie “Jenny” (Hanson) Lewis

first_imgMrs. Jennifer Marie “Jenny” (Hanson) Lewis, age 48, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on April 5, 1971, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a 1989 graduate of Milan High School in Milan, Indiana. She was actively involved in Business Professionals of America and was honored to be named to Who’s Who of America program in high school. At the young age of 16, Jenny met the love of her life, Dennis Rolland Lewis. They were united in marriage on April 9, 1994, in Carrollton, Kentucky and shared 30 years together until her death. Jenny resided since the age of 18 in the Patriot, Indiana community and was a wonderful homemaker. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and spending time with her grandchildren, her dog and her cat. Jenny passed away at 12:20 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019, at her residence.Jenny will be deeply missed by her husband, Dennis Rolland Lewis of Patriot, IN; her sons, Christopher Parker Lewis and his wife, Andrea of Moorefield, IN and Jacob Allen Lewis and his wife, Emily of Rising Sun, IN; her grandchildren, Hunter, Leah, and Landon; her mother-in-law, Phyllis E. (Smith) Lewis of Vevay, IN; her sister-in-law, Deena Knight and her husband, Michael of Vevay, IN; her brothers-in-law, Bubby Lewis and his companion, Michelle Springer of Vevay, IN and Bobby Lewis and his wife, Bonnie of Lawrenceburg, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Claudell “Bud” Lewis, died March 24, 2014 and her sister-in-law, Tracy Lynne Lewis.Private family and close friends services will be held.Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 21, 2020

Vidic back for United

first_img If results go against them on Saturday, United could be 15 points adrift of fourth place with six matches left. The Red Devils then take on all-conquering Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday night. Moyes hopes his team can rebuild some of their confidence this weekend following their midweek defeat at the hands of neighbours Manchester City. “We go into the Villa game knowing that we want to go into the Munich game in good fettle,” he said. “And we’re looking forward to it because we played really well at West Ham and if we can follow up with a similar performance, I’ll be more than happy. “But then we play against maybe the best team in Europe in midweek, which we’re looking forward to.” Villa, 12th in the table, look easy opponents for United on paper given their inconsistent form this year, although they did beat Chelsea two weeks ago. Some Villa fans expected more from their season, but Moyes thinks his opposite number Paul Lambert is doing a good job with the midlands outfit. Striker Robin van Persie is out with a knee injury while centre-backs Chris Smalling (hamstring) and Jonny Evans (calf) are doubts. The Villa game starts a potentially crucial week for manager David Moyes. “I think Paul Lambert has had a difficult job there. He’s had to alter the budget there and change a little bit of the way Villa have maybe done it in the past,” he said. “For such a big club to be in that position – they’re obviously looking for more. But Paul has done a good job in bringing in lots of young players, sticking with them and trusting them.” Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is a doubt due to a thigh problem. The injury forced El Ahmadi to come off in the first half of the 4-1 home loss to Stoke last Sunday and Villa boss Lambert has said the Morocco international is “struggling” ahead of the trip. Forward Andreas Weimann had to depart the field around the same time in the Stoke match because of a dead leg but is expected to be available. Lambert has every faith his players can bounce back from their heavy loss to Stoke. Villa were brought down to earth after back-to-back wins when they were thumped by the Potters. Lambert was in no doubt that his side’s performance on that occasion was “not good enough”, but he is feeling optimistic about the prospect of Villa putting in a completely contrasting display at Old Trafford. He said: “We had a chat this week and I told them my feelings on it (the Stoke match). “To be fair to the lads, they have trained well. There’s no hangover from it. “One thing I’ve found is that the lads have always come out and tried to rectify things, and I’m pretty sure on Saturday it will be the same.” Press Association Captain Nemanja Vidic returns from suspension for Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2020

Other Sports PV Sindhu loses, Hyderabad Hunters remain on top in Premier Badminton League

first_imgHyderabad: PV Sindhu suffered a shocking loss to Sung Ji Hyun but defending champions Hyderabad Hunters still looked on course for a win with a 3-1 lead over Chennai Smashers in the Premier Badminton League. In the women’s singles match, Ji Hyun Sung got the better of Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu 15-13 14-15 15-7. Hyderabad, who began their campaign with a sweep against newcomers Pune 7 Aces on the opening day in Mumbai, were five points away from their first defeat on their own trump before Kim Sa Rang and Bodin Isara summoned all their guile and experience to turn the tables on B Sumeeth Reddy and Chin Chung Or. They won 13-15 15-12 15-10 and gave their team two crucial points.Having lost the opening game, Kim and Isara were trailing 4-10 in the second and looked lost against the aggressive approach from the Chennai Smashers men’s doubles pair.  But it was the sheer experience of the South Korean-Thai pair that allowed them to not just overcome the opponents but also difficult court conditions with quick flat strokes to first force a decider and then wrap the match. Lee Hyun Il, the 38-year-old veteran from South Korea, then gave a few lessons to Chong Wei Feng, winning 15-11 15-13.   Read More |Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu all-praise for P V SindhuThe battle of the two left-handers saw quite a few rallies played from the back of the court and every time it felt like the Chennai Smashers shuttler was looking to make a comeback, the experienced South Korean turned things around.  Read More |Pro Kabaddi: Haryana Steelers, Tamil Thalaivas match ends in tieThe victory set up yet another opportunity for the BWF World Tour Finals champion Sindhu to wrap up the tie by giving her team an unassailable lead but the 23-year-old just could not find the rhythm that saw her beat Carolina Marin on the opening day.     Chennai Smashers icon player Sung Ji Hyun made the most of Sindhu’s struggles with the conditions by concentrating on keeping the shuttle in play and force the world number three into making a plethora of unforced errors.             To her credit, Sindhu refused to give up despite chasing the match since she led 8-5 in the opening game. She simply lost momentum after that to lose the game 13-15.    The Indian was trailing for most part of the second game before taking the lead at 10-9 for the first time and forced the decider after winning the game on the deciding point.  She, however, again struggled to find her rhythm in the third and final game as Sung changed ends leading 8-3 and then wrapped up the match 15-13, 14-15, 15-7 to keep the Smashers alive in the tie with two more matches to play. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2020

Freshman Joseph struggles, gets compared to Ennis ahead of Iowa game

first_img Published on November 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb NEW YORK — Now that Syracuse has faced a power-conference opponent, the Tyler Ennis comparisons have truly begun for Kaleb Joseph.When Kaleb Joseph turned the ball over with a poor entry pass to the block, posts on Twitter pointed out that Ennis rarely made that mistake. And when Jim Boeheim spoke of Joseph’s start to his Syracuse career, the head coach put his inconsistency in moderation.“We got spoiled last year,” Boeheim said of Ennis. “We had an unusual freshman point guard. They don’t come around … Maybe (once in) a coach’s career that you get a freshman that can play with that kind of understanding of the game.”Joseph, SU’s fourth starting point guard in as many years, tied with junior Michael Gbinije for the team lead with 13 points on Thursday night, but also committed four turnovers to three assists. Behind his inconsistent play, the Orange’s offense sputtered to a 73-59 loss to California (3-0) at Madison Square Garden.The freshman’s progression continues Friday at 5 p.m. when No. 23 Syracuse (2-1) takes on Iowa (2-1) in the third-place game of the 2K Classic in New York City.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think as bad as some of Kaleb’s decisions were tonight, he does have the potential to be able to score, so we have to keep working with him,” Boeheim said. “I thought he bounced back at the end, was trying to get something accomplished but it’s going to take a while with him, I think, to get him where we need him to be.”Boeheim said it’s a “difficult” experience playing in Madison Square Garden for the first time, and that showed in Joseph’s play.The point guard found senior Rakeem Christmas for an alley-oop on the game’s opening possession, but turned the ball over looking for freshman Chris McCullough, missed a wide-open floater in the lane and air-balled a deep jumper after. An entry pass to Christmas in the post was too low and bounced out of bounds. Still, Joseph ended the first half on a strong note by finding Trevor Cooney for a spot-up 3 that knotted the score at 17. The point guard channeled that momentum as a scorer in the second half, netting all 13 of his points in the final 20 minutes, but his execution as a facilitator was still streaky.Twice, Joseph had nowhere to go with the ball when he picked up his dribble and California pounced on the turnover opportunity while it pulled away. “Kaleb’s a very good freshman point guard, very talented,” Boeheim said. “But he’s got a lot to learn about the game and none of this is going to happen not only by tomorrow, it’s not going to happen by next week or two weeks after that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 16, 2020

Storify: Syracuse fans react to SU basketball’s 64-50 loss to South Carolina

first_img[View the story “Storify: Syracuse fans react to SU basketball’s 64-50 loss to South Carolina” on Storify] Comments Published on November 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm Contact Byron: brtollef@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img