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  • Chocolate Can Throw Off Potency Tests On Marijuana Edibles, Researchers Say

    first_imgCBS Boston 26 August 2019Family First Comment: “A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send someone to the emergency room with hallucinations.”Disturbing.#saynopetodopeHow much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC. That helps medical marijuana patients get the desired dose and other consumers attune their buzz.But something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send someone to the emergency room with hallucinations.The latest research on chocolate, to be presented at a San Diego meeting this week, is one example of chemistry’s growing role in the marijuana industry. Besides chocolate’s quirks, chemists are working on extending shelf life, mimicking marijuana’s earthy aroma and making products safer.The marijuana business is at a crossroads in its push for legitimacy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal, yet more than 30 U.S. states allow it for at least medical use. Even in those states, there are no recognized standard methods for testing products for safety and quality.Chemists working for marijuana companies and testing labs are developing those standards and some are legally protecting their ideas.READ MORE: read more

  • Forney leads Steelers to victory

    first_imgMike Forney scored a goal and added two assists as Sheffield Steelers moved back to the top of the Rapid Solicitors Elite League with a 4-2 victory over Coventry Blaze at the SkyDome Arena. Andrew Hotham’s goal 21 seconds into overtime saw Cardiff Devils claim a 6-5 victory over the second-placed Braehead Clan in a fight-filled game at the Cardiff Arena. Brent Walton, Matthew Myers (2) and Josh Batch scored to give a 4-0 advantage before goals from Stefan Meyer and Ben Davies cut the lead in half going into the final period. Hotham extended Cardiff’s advantage before the Clan forced overtime with markers from Scott Pitt (2) and Neil Trimm but Hotham settled matters in the extra session. Darryl Lloyd scored twice to give Belfast Giants a 6-3 win at Nottingham Panthers, while Shane Lust’s overtime winner earned Dundee Stars a 2-1 win over Hull Stingrays. In the evening’s final game, Fife Flyers needed a shootout to claim a 6-5 victory over Edinburgh Capitals. Tyler Mosienko put the Steelers ahead on the powerplay 6:54 into the opening period but the Blaze bounced back after the first break with goals from player-coach Steven Goertzen and Ryan O’Marra to take the lead. But Sheffield responded and three goals in in less than three minutes before the second break from Robert Dowd, Rod Sarich and Forney were enough for victory. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Cricket News Mithali Raj’s India fail to secure whitewash, lose final game to New Zealand

    first_imghighlights Following Hemalatha’s dismissal, India lost wickets at regular intervals. Deepti reached her fifty but with her dismissal, India’s chances of reaching a big total ended and they were bowled out for 149 with Peterson finishing with 4/28. Tahuhu was the next best with 3/26.In response, Lauren Down was run-out by Jhulan Goswami but Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite shared a brilliant 84-run stand for the second wicket. Both Bates and Satterthwaite took the attack to the Indian bowlers. Poonam Yadav gave India the only breakthrough when Devine was cleaned up for 57 but Satterthwaite held firm and ended the innings in style with a couple of boundaries off Deepti Sharma.With India having won a three-match bilateral series for the first time in New Zealand, they are in a good position in the ICC Women’s Championship. Mithali Raj became the first women’s cricketer to play 200 ODIs.Deepti Sharma scored a fifty but India were bowled out for 149.India won the three-match series 2-1 against the White Ferns. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team was bundled out for 92 in what was described as their ‘worst performance in a long time’. The men’s team was decimated for their lowest score in New Zealand and they lost the match by eight wickets. Mithali Raj’s Indian side scored slightly more than the men’s team but their quest for a 3-0 whitewash was dented as they lost by a heavy margin to the White Ferns in the third and final ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The match was special for Mithali, who became the first women cricketer to play 200 ODIs but there was nothing special about the way how India collapsed against a New Zealand side determined to end the series on a high.New Zealand chose to bowl on a pitch which assisted the pacers and they struck immediately. Smriti Mandhana, who smashed a century and 90 in the previous two games, was dismissed for 1 by Anna Peterson while Leah Tahuhu accounted for Jemimah Rodrigues for 12. Mithali failed to impress in her 200th ODI was snapped up for 9 Leah Kasperek. Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur looked to attack but Harmanpreet was cleaned up by Peterson for 24. Dayalan Hemalatha and Deepti shared a solid 30-run stand but once Hemalatha was dismissed for 13.last_img read more

  • Di Matteo confirms Luiz is a doubt for Champions League clash with Barcelona

    first_imgDavid Luiz is a doubt for Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona, Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed.Luiz picked up a hamstring injury during the Wembley victory over Tottenham and looks like he will miss Wednesday’s game at Stamford Bridge.Interim boss Di Matteo said: “We picked up some bruises and niggles. It’s a matter of assessing the team tomorrow to see who’s fit and available for the next game.AdChoices广告“It’s very demanding for us at the moment with all the games, but we’re pleased that we can play in two Champions League semi-finals and an FA Cup final.”Defender Branislav Ivanovic, who is serving a domestic ban, is available to face Barca.Click here for the Chelsea v Tottenham quizSee also: Controversial Mata goal helps Blues thrash Tottenham to reach FA Cup finalFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Double-header action this weekend for cyclists

    first_imgTHE country’s top cyclists will be called into action this weekend with a double-header which promises top quality competition for fans and enthusiasts alike.Today, the cyclists will converge on the inner circuit of the National Park from where they will match pedals in the 15th annual Universal Auto General Supply 11-race meet.The winner of last year’s feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational, Jamual John, is currently overseas where he is competing. That means a new champion will be crowned. John’s winning time last year was one hour 15 minutes 12.50 seconds.Meanwhile in the Juniors event, Ajay Gopilall was first across the finish line in a time of 25 minutes 30.62 seconds while Lear Nunes was the top Veterans cyclist with a winning time of 12 minutes 18.51 seconds.David Hicks captured the 3-lap Juveniles race while Shameer Baksh was the winner of the Mountain Bike category.Tomorrow the cyclists will take to the roadways of West Demerara in the 8th annual Malta Supreme road race. The 46-mile race will begin at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara, head to Bushy Park, Parika and back to finish at the point of origin.Last year’s winner, Hamzah Eastman will be another absentee, which means yet again a new champion will be decided. Eastman’s winning time stands at one hour 40 minutes 25 seconds.In the Juniors category, Briton John is the defending champion while Junior Niles will be looking to retain his title in the Veterans category.Jamal Cappell was the winner of last year’s Mountain Bike race while Shanika Teixeira was the Ladies’ champion.There will be eight sprint prizes up for grabs and prizes will be given to the top six in the Seniors category and top three in the other categories with a prize for the Oldest cyclist.Banks DIH Outdoor events manager Mortimer Stewart will assist in the prize-giving ceremony.last_img read more

  • Aubameyang  double fires Arsenal  past Man City into FA Cup final

    first_imgARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta outmanoeuvred his mentor Pep Guardiola as the Gunners reached the FA Cup final with victory at Wembley.Arteta, who left his job as Manchester City assistant manager to succeed Unai Emery at Arsenal in December, now has a chance to mark his first season in charge with major silverware when they face Chelsea or Manchester United in the final on 1 August.The match-winner was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the world-class striker Arsenal are desperate to secure on a new long-term contract, as he ruthlessly exposed City’s defensive deficiencies.Aubameyang had already shot straight at Ederson with one clear chance but there was no escape for City after 19 minutes when he showed great technique to steer home Nicolas Pepe’s cross with the outside of his foot at the far post.City dominated possession after the break but squandered their opportunities and Aubameyang made them pay once more in the 71st minute when he raced away on the angle to slide a composed finish under the keeper.This was a personal triumph for Arteta and completes a superb week after the victory over Premier League champions Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.And there was so much to admire about Arsenal’s willingness to adopt a courageous gameplan, happy to patiently keep possession – often in their own area – with one such passage of play leading to Aubameyang’s opener.As against Liverpool, Arsenal were well-organised and resilient at the back, willing to throw bodies on the line to repel the wave of City attacks in the second half as the holders tried to hold on to the FA Cup.David Luiz had the sort of nightmare many believed would end his Arsenal career when they played City in their first post-lockdown game at Etihad Stadium, making a mistake leading to a goal then being sent off after conceding a penalty.This was the other side of the maverick Brazilian defender, a rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defence and a central figure in this victory.The spearhead, however, was the 31-year-old Gabon striker Aubameyang, who was a huge threat throughout and illustrated exactly why he is among the game’s elite group of strikers.An ever-present menace, his two finishes were of the highest quality and demonstrated his big-match temperament.This is why Arsenal are so keen to get his signature on a lucrative new deal – and why they will have a chance of winning the FA Cup no matter who they face in the final.Man City’s flaws exposedManchester City rightly receive plaudits for their classic purist style – but there is a faultline running through this team that manager Guardiola simply must address.This is a side that can defeat anyone but also has a soft centre that makes them eminently beatable – there is a reason why they have lost nine times in the Premier League this season.Guardiola’s side can be cut and carved open, as they were twice by Aubameyang here, and this must surely be central to their summer transfer activity.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

  • Stian Hornsletten, EveryMatrix: Closing the gap from sports to casino

    first_img Submit Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Multi-vertical operators have been keen to narrow the gap between sportsbook and casino content, boosting the cross-sell opportunity in the absence of live sports. We asked Stian Hornsletten (pictured above), CCO for igaming software provider EveryMatrix, about appealing to sports punters with casino-integrated content.He discussed where virtual sports fit in, how his company’s game development unit has added a “special version” of casino games for sports bettors, and why esports will hold its audience despite benefiting, relative to other verticals, from lockdown measures.SBC: How is EveryMatrix narrowing the gap between sportsbook and casino to deliver the best entertainment set for its clients?SH: Our clients are very eager to explore new content. Operators are actively looking for more content, but they need to be creative in advancing alternative forms of entertainment to their players. Virtual sports is not a betting vertical meant to replace real sports but rather a complementary offering that, if used creatively, has the potential to bring in more revenue.We’ve seen massive three-digits growth week-over-week in our reporting, so there is solid potential for virtual sports in the long run. Some key advantages of virtuals include eliminating long waiting times associated with real-life sports events, quick access to a wide variety of content, and having an innate attractiveness for computer games enthusiasts.Virtuals sports are a gaming category with its own complex environment, and we are providing operators with quite a lot of content choices. To date, we made available content from Global Bet, Kiron, NSoft, Golden Race, Leap Gaming, 1×2 Gaming, Betradar, and we are already looking to integrate another five to six additional providers.SBC: For a sports betting punter, the volume of new games integrated through the casino isn’t really of interest, it has to be something that really appeals to them. How are you cross-selling to this audience by delivering products more familiar to them?SH: One of the big advantages of CasinoEngine’s is that we have more than 130 integrations. We are offering content from over 160 different game providers which have a big selection of different types of games, including slots but also many other types. CasinoEngine aggregates around 80% of all content in the market. And as mentioned, we also have a big selection of virtual sports across seven providers with another five to six in the pipeline.We also have our esports products integrated, which enjoyed a lot of attention from both our development and commercial teams in these past weeks. OddsMatrix’s esports services have really picked up and are now a rising star of the company. We started to focus on esports in early March, and we’ve signed 10 contracts for esports since then. Our offering for esports events has grown a lot, especially for NBA2K and FIFA, which cumulate for 85% of the betting volumes. There is also a big appeal for traditional esports such as CS:GO. It depends on the players and the larger esports market, but all seems to be working quite well. More in-depth information can be found in The State of Esports Betting 2020 Report.We’re also cross-selling more traditional casino games such as roulette, live games and poker. I think there needs to be a combination. With CasinoEngine, operators get access to all of this through one integration. Poker, table games, virtuals, and everything in between. SBC: You mentioned above that you consider virtual sports in the gaming category. Is this for integration purposes or how you group the content? And what else are you doing in-house to increase the cross-sell to sports from the CasinoEngine aggregator?SH: CasinoEngine is not only a casino aggregator, we call it the iGaming integration platform. That’s what it is – an integration layer with a unified API into the operators’ PAMs, gaming platforms and various wallets. With these integrations on the gaming side, everything goes through CasinoEngine. We also have bingo and poker products, so it’s a light integration layer which gives access to everything. We launch between three and four new vendors, and handle around 600-700 vendor configurations across our clients each month. There have been a record number of configurations and changes as well a lot of new games released in the last weeks.As cross-selling between casino and sports becomes more important, I’d like to mention Slider Games, a new product released by our game development unit, Spearhead Studios. It provides a special version of various casino games, which sports bettors can play while waiting for a new match to start without leaving the sportsbook, with only a rapid ‘swipe’ motion on the screen, like on Bwin, for example. A small button added in the events screen gives permanent and instant access to casino content, such as roulette, blackjack or slots targeted to a specific local audience.This is something that works very well; we have seen up to 20% uplift in revenues from sports players. It offers quick access to entertainment while they are waiting for the next event to start or the half time break to end. It was specifically tailored for the sportsbook market. SBC: You mentioned the quick rise of esports. In an interview with your CEO Ebbe Groes, he said that you still want to present this as something different rather than mixing it in with sports. How do you see the way in which esports can be taken more mainstream?SH: Our research says that showing esports separately from traditional sports works the best. This doesn’t mean you cannot mix them up as there are players who do wager across verticals. We’re doing both, but esports have an entire universe around them and tend to be taken very seriously by players and punters. You could say it’s a more complete and more complex product. I also think that it differs a bit, as esports itself is a big market with different types of players playing games such as NBA2K or FIFA, while some players prefer classics like CS:GO or DOTA.SBC: Everyone is, inevitably, now talking about presenting the best combination of esports, virtuals and casino games in the absence of live sports. Is this something that was always in the pipeline for EveryMatrix this year? Or like a lot of people, has the current situation brought about a change in your approach?SH: I think the current situation has sparked a lot of innovation. When I talk to tier-1 operators, they have all got things lined up, and most know what they need to do by the end of this week or the next one, in order to close the revenue gap. These operators must integrate alternatives since there are no sports events to bet on. I think that one of the biggest winners are esports, which already benefited a lot from what’s happened in the past two months. Esports is an enduring solution and will remain of interest for a long time, especially from the numbers that we are seeing.SBC: From a supply point of view, building in an esports offering and adding more virtuals could bring about an initial financial hit, but over time do you think operators are only going to be looking at those working across all verticals?SH: I think that sportsbooks will have to rethink their offering. When it comes to esports, I noticed that some operators are not used to getting a lot of data sources quickly. So they are struggling to suddenly become very good at esports. At least that’s the case with many of the new operators we’re speaking to. For esports, we use 10-15 data sources to ensure reliability and to offer a massive number of events, over 50,000 monthly events as of April 2020, but also streaming, which is very important when it comes to esports. Sportsbook operators can turn to OddsMatrix rapid integration tab as an agile solution for adopting esports. SBC: Just finally, if you had to guess what might happen after all lockdown measures are lifted and the world goes back to some form of normality. Will we see this ‘blurring’ of the betting verticals become a permanent thing, or do you expect a return to more distinct audiences?SH: Keeping an eye on the future, it makes sense to integrate short-term actions into a strategic business plan that can boost post-crisis performance. I think people will ultimately expand their areas of interest, even if they will go back to betting on what they used to for some extent. This sports shutdown showed everyone that there can be a huge uplift in esports and also in online gambling vertical overall. Growth from the online casino is not only because of the lack of sports, but also due to land-based being closed and players moving online.These extraordinary times have driven traditional players towards new wagering options, simultaneously drawing in a new audience. For those operators able to retain large shares of both, actions today will quickly turn into an enduring investment and significant revenues. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

  • Tenacious Alaska defense shuts down Columbian guards

    first_img“When you got an import like Tony who can go for 40 any night, it makes everything easier for everybody. He spreads the floor, we’re making a lot of extra passes, so when you got an import and they can really score the ball, I’m looking to make plays and make people better when the import comes on.”Despite the Aces’ dominating performance, Banchero knows that it’s still early in the conference for them to step on the brakes.“Obviously, there are still things that we need to correct. We’ll go watch film on Monday because we got TNT before the All-Star break and they’re gonna be tough. They got a bunch of guys so it will be a good test for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco sends NLEX to 0-3 hole behind Newsome’s 30 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMore than the offense, it was Alaska’s defense which allowed it to break away from Columbian Dyip, 134-103, on Friday for its second straight victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I think it was our defense, not our offense, that really gave us this win tonight,” said Chris Banchero.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The fourth-year guard helped in shutting down the Aces’ backcourt counterparts as Rashawn McCarthy, Jerramy King, and Reden Celda shoot a paltry 10-of-32 clip from the field.“They were playing really well. We wanted to limit them and I think we did. I don’t think they even got into double digits tonight, so I think we did great,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat tenacious defense also translated to good things on the other end as Banchero was happy to organize Alaska’s offense en route to nine points, four rebounds, and a game-high 13 assists.“It’s easy when guys are making shots. All I gotta do really is pass them the ball,” he said, adding that it doesn’t hurt having a guy like Antonio Campbell receiving his passes. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

  • BC Hydro says crews are out trying to restore service

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With large sections of the city and surrounding areas without power BC Hydro shares, they are working to restore power.Bob Gammer, Community Relations for BC Hydro, says there is no estimated time of restoration of service at this time, yet crews are on the scene starting to do their work, have been assigned or are on route.BC Hydro crews are looking for all signs of trouble, likely trees on lines and looking for those types of faults they need to clear off before they can restore power, shared Gammer.- Advertisement -“We suspect it is the wind that is causing the outage in connection with trees,” said Gammer.When its too windy branches connect with powerlines and even trees may have fallen oven or are resting on lines, suspects Gammer.To stay up to date with the progress of restoration Gammer directs customers to visit the BC Hydro website under ‘Power Outage’ then continue to either the ‘View List’ by clicking; HERE.Advertisementlast_img read more


    first_imgDonegal picked up their first brace of league points at the expense of Monaghan in Clones yesterday.Niall Campbell, Eugene Organ and Ciaran Matthewsen were all on song in an impressive display.Man of the Match: N Campbell (Donegal) Scorers — Donegal: N Campbell 1-5 (1-0 pen, 3f) C Matthewson 1-2 (1f), E Organ 1-1, P Sheridan, S Boyle, E McDermott, S McVeigh 0-1 each. Monaghan: S Lambe 0-7 (6f), M McHugh 1-0 (1f), R Meegan 0-3, E MacSuibhne 0-2, S Leonard, S Roche 0-1 each.Donegal — P O’Brien 7; J Boyle 6, C Breathnach 7, A McDermott 6; J Donnelly 6, M McCann 6, P Hannigan 5; P Sheridan 6, S Boyle 6; E McDermott5, N Campbell 8, S McVeigh7; L Henderson 5, E Organ 8, C Matthewson 7. Subs: C Kilgannon 6 for E McDermott.Monaghan — M McHugh 7; A Lambe 5, P Murphy 6, P Treanor 5; J McAnespie 5, J McHugh 5, P Dowdall 6; T Hilliard 7, S Roche 7; S Lambe 8, G Boyd 7, E MacSuibhne 7; R Meegan 6, S Leonard 7, M Murphy 5. Subs: D Crowe 6 for J McHugh, F Rafter 5 for M Murphy.Ref — R Matthews (Antrim). ALLIANZ HURLING DIVISION 3B: MONAGHAN 1-14…..3-12 DONEGAL was last modified: March 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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