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Phil Lesh Will Perform With Soulive For Grand Opening Of Terrapin Crossroads’ Backyard

first_imgTerrapin Crossroads is opening its doors to a new outdoor performance space, The Backyard, this spring. In celebration of the opening, there will be an all-day music gathering on April 17, with two very special performances from Phil Lesh & Friends, as well as from Soulive and Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang.The full Friends lineup includes Soulive‘s Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans, as well as Jason Crosby, the Terrapin Horns and a “very special guest.”Don’t miss the grand opening of The Backyard! Music starts at 1pm on Sunday, April 17, goes all day. Tickets are still available here.[Photo via Terrapin Crossroads Facebook]last_img

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AHL pushes back 2020-21 season start date

first_img(WBNG) — The American Hockey League has announced the anticipated start of the 2020-21 season has been pushed to December 4, 2020. The revised date was approved by the league’s Board of Governors during its annual meeting today. The AHL’s press release says further details regarding the upcoming season schedule are still to be determined.center_img The official statement said the AHL will work with its member clubs to monitor developments and guidelines across the league’s 31 cities.last_img

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Irish reserve fund suffers losses from bank shares, boosts corporate bonds

first_imgIreland’s National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) has seen its overall value fall over the course of the second quarter after the share price for one of its two major bank holdings declined.The sovereign fund, which will soon see its assets transferred to the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), said overall portfolio performance for the three months to 30 June was -0.6%, despite the discretionary portfolio returning 2%.However, it incurred losses from the directed portfolio, comprising holdings in Allied Irish Banks (AIB) and Bank of Ireland, after AIB’s ordinary shares fell to €0.01252 by the end of the quarter.The 1.9% investment loss saw the directed portfolio valued just €13.1bn at the end of June, down from €13.3bn at the end of March and stable with its value at the end of 2013. The portfolio update also showed the NPRF Commission had increased the fund’s exposure to euro-zone corporate bonds, seemingly diverting some of its €2.7bn in cash holdings at the end of March to the corporate bond portfolio.While cash holdings fell by €302m over the course of the month, the corporate portfolio increased to account for more than 18% of the €7bn discretionary portfolio, up from 12.6% three months prior.  There had otherwise been little material change to the fund’s holdings – the most significant outside of the boost to corporate debt a reduction in equity put options from €50m to just €18m.The Irish Parliament is currently debating legislation that would allow for the transfer of the €20.1bn NPRF’s assets to the proposed ISIF, billed as a sovereign development fund meant to boost growth and employment in the country.last_img read more

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Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? Doctors say yes.

first_imgIs marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? It’s contentious, but doctors, feds say yesUSA Today 15 December 2019Family First Comment: Those sounding the alarm include the nation’s “mental health czar” as well as doctors in states including Colorado, California and Massachusetts where marijuana is legal for recreational use. They say the facts are irrefutable: excessive use of today’s high-THC pot and concentrated oil is linked to psychotic episodes that in some cases develop into full-blown schizophrenia.“All you hear is all these proponents of legalization of pot without thought to the risks and the consequences.”A number of physicians and parents want to see that change. They are pushing back against the long held assertion of users and advocates that marijuana is a safe, benign and even beneficial drug.Those sounding the alarm include the nation’s “mental health czar” as well as doctors in states including Colorado, California and Massachusetts where marijuana is legal for recreational use. They say the facts are irrefutable: excessive use of today’s high-THC pot and concentrated oil is linked to psychotic episodes that in some cases develop into full-blown schizophrenia.There is great disagreement, however, over the strength of the science linking pot and psychosis. Advocates on either side of the marijuana debate have different interpretations of the connection reported in a National Academies 2017 report on cannabis and other studies. One from the British medical journal the Lancet released in March showed a two to five times higher risk of psychotic disorders for daily consumers of high-THC marijuana compared to people who never used.Those sounding the alarm include the nation’s “mental health czar” as well as doctors in states including Colorado, California and Massachusetts where marijuana is legal for recreational use. They say the facts are irrefutable: excessive use of today’s high-THC pot and concentrated oil is linked to psychotic episodes that in some cases develop into full-blown schizophrenia.There is great disagreement, however, over the strength of the science linking pot and psychosis. Advocates on either side of the marijuana debate have different interpretations of the connection reported in a National Academies 2017 report on cannabis and other studies. One from the British medical journal the Lancet released in March showed a two to five times higher risk of psychotic disorders for daily consumers of high-THC marijuana compared to people who never used.The federal government and other health officials, however, say the type of psychosis McIntosh experienced and other psychiatric disorders are clearly tied to the drug.“It is time for Americans to understand there are substantial risks with marijuana,” said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the Department of Health and Human Services’ top mental health official. “This is not the government making up data.”When Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams included the link between cannabis and psychosis in his August advisory on marijuana’s effect on the “developing brain,” he was trashed and threatened on Twitter. Alex Berenson, a former New York Times business reporter who authored this year’s book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence,” also was widely condemned for his warnings of the drug’s dangers.Still, McCance-Katz said it was not a difficult decision at HHS to include the link between marijuana and psychosis in the Surgeon General advisory.“This has been settled science,” she said. “This is something that has been known for many years, yet there has been virtually no attention paid to it.”READ MORE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/15/weed-psychosis-high-thc-cause-suicide-schizophrenia/4168315002/last_img read more