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  • WEED Day is an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis that is marked in various locations around the world every year.

    Revellers gather to smoke or consume marijuana (cannabis) together, with some using the occasion to push for the legalisation of the drug – here is everything you need to know…

    As the Class B drug is against the law in the UK, some use the event to protest for legalisation of marijuanaGetty Images When is 420 Day and why is it celebrated?

    Weed Day falls on April 20 every year.

    In the US calendar, this date is written as 4/20 – digits that have become synonymous with cannabis culture.

    In nine US states the recreational use of cannabis is legal for people aged 21 and over.

    It is a day half of celebration and half a call to action – calling for the decriminalisation of the drug.

    The tradition of 420 has dictated the day in which the festivity occursGetty Images What relevance does 420 have to smoking cannabis?

    Urban legend suggested that 420 was formerly the penal code that Californian police used to categorise marijuana cases.

    However, this theory has been discredited as the digits are linked to trespassing offences.

    Many believe that 420 culture first stemmed from the San Rafael High School in California.

    In 1971, Five students allegedly hatched a plan to meet at 4:20pm, where they embarked on a mission to find a plot of cannabis plants that were growing nearby.

    Even though their mission was unsuccessful, rumour has it that 420 continued to be used as a secret code for marijuana.

    Today, it remains a term used to describe the consumption of weed, especially at around 4:20pm in the afternoon.

    CannabisRevellers gather to smoke cannabis together throughout the day, but the party really kicks off at 4:20pmGetty Images


    How is Weed Day celebrated?

    Festivities are widespread in the US, where observances have been held in locations including Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco and Parliament Hill in Ontario.

    Cannabis lovers in other countries have also recently adopted the tradition.

    Hyde Park, London, has proven a hotspot for Weed Day celebrations over the years.

    Celebrations are also usually marked in Dunedin, New Zealand, at the University of Otago.

    At some events, revellers have used the festivity to protest for the legalisation of marijuana.

    In previous years, Snapchat has launched a Weed Day face filter option on April 20.

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    The Home Office states that: “It remains illegal for UK residents to possess cannabis in any form.”

    Growing, possessing or distributing the Class B drug is against the law, but some councils in the UK don’t pursue those who use cannabis for “personal use”.

    The maximum punishment for cannabis possession is five years in prison and an unlimited fine.

    Cases of dealing or trafficking drugs can lead to convictions of up to 14 years in prison.

    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 19:37
  • Следователи смогли определить очаг возгорания во французском соборе Нотр-Дам-де-Пари. Об этом сообщает CNN со ссылкой на источник в полиции.


    Следователи смогли определить очаг возгорания во французском соборе Нотр-Дам-де-Пари. Об этом сообщает CNN со ссылкой на источник в полиции.

    По словам источника, пожар возник в центре крыши собора по направлению к основанию шпиля.

    Он добавил, что такое заявление следователи сделали на основании изучения фотографий и видео, снятых очевидцами.

    Также источник уточнил, что на настоящий момент следствие сконцентрировано на двух проблемах, связанных с возгоранием. Первая — это возможный сбой в работе датчиков пожарной сигнализации, вторая проблема связана со строительными лифтами

    Пожар в Соборе Парижской Богоматери начался вечером 15 апреля. В результате него обрушились две трети крыши, полностью сгорел готический шпиль. В настоящее время сотрудники правоохранительных органов Франции расследуют дело о неумышленном причинении ущерба.

    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 20:05
  •  Karl Lagerfeld (rechts) bei einem Klassenausflug auf der Kieler Förde 1948. Glaubt man der neu entdeckten Widmung, ging er in dem Jahr auch zur Konfirmation.

    Die Besitzer eines Mannheimer Antiquariats haben einen außergewöhnlichen Fund gemacht: Ein Buch, das so manches Geheimnis über das Leben des verstorbenen Modeschöpfers Karl Lagerfeld lüftet.

    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 19:33
  • Marii Benešovou jako ministryni spravedlnosti jsem si vybral jako bojovnici proti klientelismu a korupci, ne aby prováděla personální změny na státním zastupitelství nebo vyvíjela tlak na žalobce kvůli Čapímu hnízdu, říká v rozhovoru pro Právo předseda vlády a lídr ANO Andrej Babiš.
    Domenica, 21 Aprile, 2019 - 04:17
  • Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during the Australian Open semi-final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in Melbourne January 24, 2019. — Reuters pic Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during the Australian Open semi-final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in Melbourne January 24, 2019. — Reuters pic

    BERLIN, April 21 — World number one Naomi Osaka hopes to bounce back from her recent defeats and conquer a new surface as she launches her clay court season in Stuttgart.

    The reigning Australian and US Open champion has enjoyed a dazzling rise to the top of women’s tennis in the last 12 months, becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam and the first Asian player to top the WTA singles rankings.

    Having suffered early round defeats in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami, Osaka is hoping to return to her best form in Stuttgart and chalk up a first major success on clay.

    After winning her first professional title at the Indian Wells Open in March 2018, the 21-year-old shot to worldwide fame when she shocked Serena Williams in the final of the US Open last September.

    She then held her nerve in a gruelling Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova to win her second major in January.

    At just 21, she is already one of the most recognisable names in the women’s game. Since signing a sponsorship deal with Nike earlier this month, her face has adorned an enormous billboard overlooking Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya crossing.

    Osaka, who represents Japan but was raised in the USA by her Japanese mother and Haitian father, has also been heralded as a multicultural star for the global age.

    Just last week, she was included in TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2019.

    “No one represents our more globalized, multicultural future better than (Osaka),” wrote 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert on the TIME list, adding that Osaka would be a “champion for years to come”.

    Tough at the top

    Thus far, Osaka has proven herself a champion on only one surface, with all three of her career titles coming on hard court.

    In Stuttgart, she is out to open a new frontier and overcome what she has admitted is a certain trepidation about clay court tennis.

    “I have always felt like I could maybe be an all-court player,” she told the Guardian in January.

    “I think mentally, I don’t like clay. I always tell myself I don’t like clay, so I never really embrace anything about it and that is something I have to change.”

    Yet it is not just the perils of a change in surface which Osaka will be battling in Stuttgart.

    Since claiming the world number one spot in January, she has also had to adapt to the added pressure of being the woman to beat on the WTA circuit.

    She split with her coach Sascha Bajin directly after winning the Australian Open, and has not made the quarter-finals of any competition since.

    “I feel like I’ve dealt with the stress of people asking me if I have pressure because I have the number one next to my name,” she said after defeat to Hsieh Su-wei at the Miami Open last month.

    “I thought I was doing fine with that, but I guess I’m not.”

    The star-studded field in Stuttgart means that Osaka could face several players who are currently breathing down her neck in the rankings.

    All of the current top five are expected to play in southern Germany next week, and many of them have scores to settle with Osaka.

    World number three Kvitova will be out to avenge her Australian Open final defeat, while Osaka also beat Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova on the way to her Indian Wells triumph last year. — AFP

    Domenica, 21 Aprile, 2019 - 04:01
  • Putekļu daudzumu Rīgā var samazināt, pieņemot politiskus un saimnieciskus lēmumus, tostarp, regulāri uzkopjot ielas un ziemā ielu kaisīšanā izmantojot alternatīvus pretslīdes līdzekļus, atzina vides zinātnieks un Latvijas Universitātes Ģeogrāfijas un Zemes zinātņu fakultātes profesors Māris Kļaviņš.
    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 19:42
  • HAKKARİ'de Irak sınırında PKK'lı teröristler ile çıkan çatışmada şehit olan 4 askerden Piyade Sözleşmeli Er Erhan Çiyapul (26), memleketi Iğdır'ın Aralık ilçesine gözyaşları arasında toprağa verildi. Şehit Piyade Sözleşmeli...
    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 20:21
  • Ihren letzten Gedichten sind veröffentliucht worden.: „Ned, dasi ned gean do warat“ heißt das Buch.
    Domenica, 21 Aprile, 2019 - 06:00
  • Aquella bronca del 2016 entre Miguel Herrera y Ricardo La Volpe, cuando dirigían a los Xolos de Tijuana y Jaguares de Chiapas, respectivamente, quedó en el olvido
    Domenica, 21 Aprile, 2019 - 16:28
  • El Manchester City está un poco más cerca de reeditar el título de la Premier League tras derrotar 1-0 al Tottenham (3º) este sábado en la 35ª fecha de la Premier League, tomándose así cumplida venganza de la reciente eliminación de la Champions a manos del club londinense.
    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 22:40
  • Kırıkkale'de, AVM'de çalışan 6 kişi kaynak dumanından zehirlendi   KIRIKKALE'de, bir AVM'deki yürüyen merdivenin tamiri sırasında, kaynak dumanın havalandırmaya sızmasıyla çağrı merkezinde çalışan 6 kişi zehirlendi. Olay, gece...
    Domenica, 21 Aprile, 2019 - 02:10
  • Locomundo Perrito defiende a "Jesús" de los azotes de los "romanos" (VIDEO) LIMA 20 de Abril del 2019 - 14:38 20 de Abril del 2019 - 14:38

    Un perro se robó el corazón de miles cuando corrió a defender a un joven que hacía de Jesús, cuando este personificaba la escena de los latigazos en Semana Santa en México .

    En las imágenes se puede ver cómo el animal de color blanco está acompañando a "Jesús" en la Vía Crucis.

    Justo en el momento que empiezan los latigazos, este empieza a mostrarse en contra de los "Romanos" y a ladrarles todo el tiempo.

    El vídeo se dio a conocer por la página Patitas de Amor d e Facebook y llegó a los más de 151 mil vistas. Algo que llamó la atención fue la descripción, la cual decía: "Un lomito intentado defender a Jesús de ese Vía Crucis".

    Como se recuerda, en varios países de Latinoamérica esta fecha se celebra con múltiples interpretaciones de la Pasión de Cristos en diferentes lugares.

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    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 21:38
  • Futbalisti ŠKF Sereď zaznamenali cenné víťazstvo, keď v sobotňajšom zápase 5. kola skupiny o titul Fortuna ligy zdolali domáci MŠK Žilina 2:1.
    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 21:20
  • Dos jóvenes de 18 y 19 años fueron detenidos este sábado en relación con la muerte a tiros de la periodista Lyra McKee, de 29 años, en el transcurso de unos disturbios registrados en la noche del jueves en un barrio católico de Londonderry (Irlanda del Norte) durante un registro policial. Las autoridades dieron prioridad desde el primer momento la hipótesis terrorista como explicación del suceso, que ha disparado las alarmas sobre un eventual retorno de la violencia en vísperas de un Brexit que podría restablecer una frontera dura entre las dos Irlandas y 21 años después de los Acuerdos de Viernes Santo de 1998, que pusieron fin a tres décadas de violencia intercomunitaria con más de 3.600 muertos.

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    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 21:12
  • JULIEN NEAVES ARCHBISHOP Jason Gordon says the education system is not firing the imaginations of some young people in the society. He was speaking at the Good Friday service held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain. He said for this Good Friday he begged people to understand what God has done for us through Jesus and the high price he paid for love. "And if we do we could never pass Christ crucified in the streets of Port of Spain and be indifferent. We could never pass by that young man that I met who from 12, 13 years-old was already involved in the life of a gang. We cannot pass by our young people who are losing their way so easily and so quickly because we don't have an education system that can hold them, fire their imaginations and excite them to learn. Because we fail to have a way of teaching that stirs their imagination. We cannot pass by on the other side any more." He said, on the first Good Friday the world "went mad and rejected the lover who loved of us from then to now." He described it as a love story but one of love rejected which continued to this day. "We reject him and we crucify him over and over again. Again and again he is rejected by us. Somehow we are incapable of receiving his love." Gordon said when he sees people living on the streets or he meets young women who have to sell themselves because they cannot find another way to have a decent livelihood, "there too Christ is being crucified." He recalled visiting prisons and meeting people imprisoned for years, and their cases have not been tried. "As far as we are concerned they are innocent because in this country a person is innocent until proven guilty. And yet they are in jail for no other crime but poverty. That is the only crime they are in jail for. When the case is tried they may be there for another crime. But until such time, their crime is poverty. There I see a crucified Christ." He added: "And I also see the apathy of the crowd because we are totally indifferent of their suffering. I see the apathy of the society because that not happening to us. 'That is them people and them.' So do we care? Do we get ourselves involved? Do we make a cry except for somebody that we know personally? We see the Christ suffering over and over and over again. My brothers and sisters you and I, we are the crucifiers. Our apathy crucified Christ in Port of Spain every single day."

    The post Archbishop: Education system not firing young people’s imaginations appeared first on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

    Sabato, 20 Aprile, 2019 - 23:16