Māori more supportive of cannabis ‘yes’ vote than general public, new poll shows

first_imgTVNZ One News 12 September 2020A 1 NEWS-Colmar Brunton poll has found more Māori are in support of ticking the ‘yes’ box at the upcoming cannabis referendum than the general public.Voters are weighing up a new law that sets out how people can produce, supply and consume the drug, but it’s an issue that’s still highly divisive. “I have some questions… we have to be real about the impact,” social worker Ngahau Davis says. “The evidence shows the younger you use marijuana, the more effect it has on brain development. A recent 1 NEWS-Colmar Brunton poll found 56 per cent of Māori say they’ll vote for cannabis reform at the election. “It’s the first thing people wake up in the morning that makes them feel good and it’s the last thing they take before they go to bed. And it’s not about use, it’s about the chronic abuse of it.”“I’m a social worker… If this is where we’re going to open up, is it a Pandora’s box? Why would we do that?” Davis says.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/m-ori-more-supportive-cannabis-yes-vote-than-general-public-new-poll-shows “When it’s in communities like mine where you have limited opportunity, high unemployment, high social deprivation… and the only thing that makes you feel good, taking a trip without leaving the farm, is dak,” he says. Davis says legalisation will hit places like Moerewa, in the Far North.last_img read more

Last Chance Bar and Grill’s fate will depend on the insurance adjuster, Jill Crumbliss says

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jill Crumbliss, co-owner of the Last Chance Bar and Grill, said she and her husband Richard will be waiting on an insurance adjuster to determine whether they will re-open the popular restaurant and bar in Caldwell that burned Thursday afternoon.Jill Crumbliss said as of Friday at 2 p.m., the couple has yet to talk to anyone from their insurance company.“Yes, we would like to re-open, but at this time it really is too early to tell what we are going to do next,” Jill Crumbliss said. “This fire couldn’t have come at a worse time for us with the holidays around the corner.” Richard Crumbliss has had the restaurant for 9.5 years which was a supper club for the area residents as well as people from across south-central Kansas.On Thursday, Richard had hosted a Caldwell Chamber luncheon and was preparing for his evening crowd when he decided to go over to the bank and cash some checks.In the process, the fire started in the kitchen and when he returned to the back door there were flames shooting out. He called 911 and didn’t dare go in.Pat York, Caldwell Fire Chief confirmed the fire started in the kitchen area but why it started has not yet been determined. The fire climbed the walls and set two rooms on fire on the second story.The fire was contained in the back area of the historical building in downtown Caldwell, before it could spread into the dining room. However, the whole area received extensive smoke and water damage. York did not have a cost estimate on the amount of damage.He said a representative of the Kansas State Fire Marshall office will come to Caldwell and do a survey. He expects the report to be back in two weeks, maybe longer.As for the fire, it was a significant one for the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department. There were 25 fire personnel on the scene with mutual aid coming from the fire departments at Wellington, Mayfield, South Haven, Argonia and Anthony.The firefighters were there for five hours leaving the scene at 8 p.m.Last Chance Fire with firefighters on roof. (Tim Hay photo). 25 fire personnel were on the scene. (Tim Hay photo). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Sheffield United punish fans after chants and smoke bombs

first_imgSheffield United have handed banning orders to a number of fans after investigating allegations of racist chanting and the use of smoke bombs at Bramall Lane.It was reported in the Yorkshire Post that a number of United supporters were heard to chant ‘You’re just a town full of ISIS’ towards Bradford fans during United’s 3-1 win against the Bantams in League One on December 28.The results of United’s investigation have been passed on to the Football Association and South Yorkshire Police.A statement on Sheffield United’s website read: “Club officials have this week handed out banning orders to a number of fans and are warning that further incidents will be treated in a similar manner.”Club safety officer Steve Hicks said: “Quite simply, we are determined to bring to a swift end this inappropriate behaviour by a group of fans.“This week’s banning orders indicate that we are wheedling out the troublemakers and we will continue to do so to protect the reputation of the club and the impact on other fans.“Each Football League club is responsible for the actions of its own supporters – home or away – and the actions of a minority is putting the lives of fellow supporters in danger as well as potentially putting the club at risk of costly and severe sanctions from the Football Association.” Sheffield United punish fans after Bradford chants and smoke bombs 1last_img read more