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Governor Wolf Announces First Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor to Begin Production

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first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces First Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor to Begin Production Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Jefferson County location, making it the first facility to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.“Every day we hear from patients who are desperately waiting for medical marijuana to help alleviate the symptoms of their serious medical conditions,” Governor Wolf said. “My message to them today is that Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is moving forward and we will have medication to them sometime in 2018. Cresco Yeltrah will now be able to grow medical marijuana, making sure that patients will not have to wait much longer.”In order to become operational, Cresco Yeltrah underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. It also is fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. Cresco Yeltrah will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“In the coming weeks, we expect the 11 other grower/processors to be ready to grow and process medical marijuana,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said.  “We are working with them, as well as the dispensaries, to ensure the program stays on track.  Patients are our first priority, and we want to get medication to them as safely and efficiently as possible.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved three training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients; andContinue to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. October 17, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Transformed pre-war timber cottage wins North Queensland House of The Year

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first_img Amalfi Coast meets North Queensland The owners of the property wanted a unique and stunning home that equally served for practical day-to-day living in the tropical environment of Townsville. John Galloway who judged the entrants said the builder Reeves Constructions had done well to navigate a difficult site. “The judges were equally impressed with the builder’s ability to negotiate a difficult site with major structural upgrades to the foundations and retaining walls required as work proceeded on substantial demolition of the existing structure.”Mr Galloway also noted the attention to detail which went into the design of the house. “The builder’s craftsmanship and critical attention to detail was exemplary with the skilful combination of different structural materials, various cladding selections and floor finishes,” he said. “This brought its own problems and challenges which were aptly met by the experienced construction team. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“From the spacious entry through the living zones and on to the external deck, this design oozes tropical chic while optimising the panoramic views over the marina, Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay,” Mr Galloway said. “Perched high above a rocky precipice on Melton Hill in Townsville, a unique transformation of an existing residence has resulted in a modernist tropical home unrecognisable from the original dwelling. This spectacular home is at the cutting edge of design and building excellence.A PRE -WAR timber cottage which was transformed into a two-storey house at the beginning of this year has been named the North Queensland Master Builders House of the Year. The winning home was hand-picked from an array of high calibre designs and announced at the Ville last night as part of the 2019 North Queensland Housing and Construction Awards. READ MORE Local builder puts his family home on the market Brace for flood of tenancy tips “The judges felt this was truly a unique home with the conceptual design by Arkhefield Architects, delivered by a team of specialist subcontractors, and led by a builder who excelled in all of the virtues of what it truly means to be a Master Builder.” READ MORElast_img read more

Buyers devoted to finding church conversions

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first_img A former warehouse at 18-20 Bailey Street, West End, has been converted and is awaiting a new owner. Auction March 28 at 3pm15 Cook St, Eumundi HEAVENS ABOVE Converted warehouse 15 Cook St, Eumundi goes to auction on March 28 at 3pm. “Knowing what our budget was, I quickly found that there was not going to be anything in Brisbane that suited our needs, so I started expanding my search to surrounding regions. I had also liked the idea of a quieter lifestyle in a country town.” The converted Baptist church at 25 Samuel St, LaidleyThe couple came across the old Baptist church in Samuel St, Laidley, built in 1954 but recently renovated, and fell in love the sense of space and light in the house.“There is something romantic about the idea of it I guess,” Ms Matthews said. “There has been quite a few jokes about ghosts and spirits haunting the space but we are yet to come across any. “Coming from a house that was a quarter of the size, it felt so open and airy. With Jeff being a singer, he also fell in love with the acoustics.”She said the previous owner had spent the past few years converting the church, which now has five bedrooms, and a turret. “He has sensitively fit the bedrooms and living spaces into the church footprint, with the white walls bringing out the wonderful stained-glass windows and wood panelling,” Ms Matthews said. The couple loved its light and airy feel. Photo: SuppliedHer favourite aspect of the church that still remains is the baptismal font, which is part of their kitchen and dining area.“With its beautiful stained-glass window featuring the River Jordan and steps into and out of the bath, it is quite a striking feature in the room,” she said.“I also love the original floorboards. As you walk down the hallway, which has been angled to slope down towards the alter, you can see marks from the women’s shoes where they would have entered the pews and rows of seats from the centre aisle.” The home’s kitchenWilliam Ellyett, studio director at Brisbane’s Myers Ellyett Architects, said cities were growing and older industrial areas located close to the city were becoming gentrified. “There are a lot of warehouses, schools, churches and factories that in a bygone era made sense being 1km from the city, but are now being transformed into homes, offices, bars and restaurants,” Mr Ellyett said.He said councils also had a desire to preserve the historical and cultural fabric of a city so it became part of its narrative. The house has towering ceilingsMr Ellyett said building costs being higher than they had ever been was another reason to convert existing buildings.“The new norm is $3000 a square metre for anything that has a high-end quality to it, up to $4000-$5000 a square metre for the top end,” he said.“So when you start talking a high number of construction dollars it makes a lot of sense to maintain and restore existing buildings.”Mr Ellyett’s studio is in a converted church at Paddington – a 1970s slapdashery build.“The owners bought it because there’s value in the land, however, they have committed to a very tasteful renovation of the church. The renovation was a fraction of the cost to build new, was quickly filled with interesting tenants and there is a lot of communal pride in the building because the streetscape and fabric was preserved and improved.”In Eumundi the former St George Anglican Church, with the original tower bell, is going to auction on March 28 after being privately owned and occupied for 10 years.Designed and built in 1912, Adam Kuczynski of Noosa Hinterland Realty – Eumundi said the beautiful church had been maintained in its original state. He said the one-bedroom propery featured the original outdoor toilet, which “sits proudly” in the open backyard. This eight-bedroom, five-bathroom property at 18-20 Bailey St was suitable for someone to move right inMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoHugo Alexander Property Group principal Adam Nobel is taking a converted warehouse at West End to auction on April 4, and said a “real mix” of buyers had showed interest.Mr Nobel said the eight-bedroom, five-bathroom property at 18-20 Bailey St was suitable for someone to move right in, knock it down and build up to eight storeys.“We’ve had someone who wants to covert it into a house, it’s zoned as a place of worship – that’s pretty rare as there’s not a lot of inner city churches of this size,” Mr Nobel said“It has a creche, a mum’s room, and audio visual set up. It’s pretty phenomenal.”suitable for someone to live in, can knock it over and build eight storeys.“This is so many people’s dream. It’s more special than a usual home. Most homes now are fairly vanilla”. Auction April 4 at 10am18-20 Bailey St, West End Converted church Heaven sent: Jane Matthews and partner Jeff, with their son Banjo, bought a converted church in Laidley. Pic Jamie HansonCouples in the market for a property with charm and character are devoting their attention to buying converted churches and warehouses across the state.Jane Matthews, 35, and Jeff Moulton, 41, of Laidley, loved the idea of living in a converted church, but never dreamt it would become a reality.“We had been renting in an inner suburb of Brisbane, which was lovely and convenient, but with the arrival of Banjo (our son) last year we found that we needed more space and a more child-friendly home,” Ms Matthews said. RELATED Country police station renovationlast_img read more

UK air passenger duty could be revised, says Jamaican minister

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first_imgLifestyleTravel UK air passenger duty could be revised, says Jamaican minister by: – November 17, 2011 Share Share 28 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said there is possibility of a revision of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) band system, when he addressed the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors Luncheon Forum on Tuesday in KingstonKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that, coming out of recent discussions with representatives of the United Kingdom government, there is possibility that the Air Passenger Duty (APD) band system could be revised in favour of a more equitable scheme that would not put the Caribbean region at a disadvantage with the United States.Bartlett was speaking to members of the business community and other stakeholders at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors Luncheon Forum held on Tuesday in New Kingston.In the region’s continued lobby against the inequity in the APD application, Bartlett and Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) representatives last week met with the UK’s Minister of the Treasury, Leonard Smith; and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jeremy Browne, on the issue.“We continue to agitate and campaign a position, which would see a more equitable application of the APD for the Caribbean in relation to America and the rest of the world, and also to fight hard to see if there is any room for reduction (in the duty)… we have called for a design change of the band system, which will allow for two bands only,” he explained.The tourism minister lamented that under the current system, the Caribbean is in a separate band from the US, despite the fact that the distance between London and Hawaii is almost twice as much as the distance between Kingston and London.“But Hawaii is in the US band, and therefore it is cheaper for the British tourist to fly from London or anywhere in the UK to the US, than to fly to Kingston or Montego Bay. We find that that is very iniquitous, and I think they have gotten the point. So that should help,” he stated.The APD was increased a year ago from £50 to £75 per person for economy class seats and from £100 to £150 for premium economy, business and first class tickets.The duty is an environmental levy by the British government, which places countries in charging bands, based on the distance of their capital cities from London. This means that flying from London to Los Angeles or Hawaii in the US is calculated as being the same as to Washington D.C. (band B), while destinations in the Caribbean, which are in band C, are charged at a higher rate of tax.Jamaica and other Caribbean territories have said that this is an unfair tax, which puts the region at an economic disadvantage, and want the region to be placed in the same band as the US.By Alphea Saunders, JIS ReporterCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Batesville Airport to host 1/2 mile style racing

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first_imgBatesville, In. — Infinite Speed owners, Eddie Perry and Steve Miller along with partners Shorty Whittington and John Whittington plan to bring a new style of racing to the Batesville AirportOne-half mile racing is gaining popularity in the country and there are only about six places that can accommodate the sport. Airports are preferred locations, and they cannot all close for an entire weekend.Events are planned at the airport July 14-15 & 25-26, August 11-12 & 25-26, September 8-9 & 22-23, October 6-7 & 20-21, November 3-4 & 17-18.The racing features cars like Vipers, Corvettes, Porsches, Nissans and Lamborghinis. They all range from 500 to 2,000 horsepower. The cars are completely street legal in all cases. The cars range in value from $60,000 to $300,000.The spectator capacity for the events will be about 200 people. No alcohol is allowed.last_img read more

EPL: West Ham floor Saints, boost survival hopes

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first_imgRelatedPosts Watford tempts Troost-Ekong with five-year deal EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp West Ham United produced an excellent performance to beat Southampton 3-1 on Saturday and provisionally climb out of the Premier League relegation zone. The result lifted the Hammers one place to 17th on 27 points from 28 games, one more than 18th-placed Aston Villa who have a game in hand as they meet Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday. Jarrod Bowen fired West ham ahead with his first goal for the club since his January move from Championship side Hull City, with Sebastian Haller and Michail Antonio sealing the win after Michael Obafemi had equalised for Southampton. Bowen struck in the 15th minute with a clinical finish before Obafemi levelled in the 31st, sweeping the ball in with a first-time shot after James Ward-Prowse delivered a low cross from the right. Haller restored the home team’s advantage shortly before halftime as he beat Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to a looping cross from the left and slid in to prod the ball home from a tight angle. Antonio put the game beyond Southampton’s reach when he steered the ball past McCarthy after another superb assist by Pablo Fornals, who released the midfielder with a defence-splitting pass through the middle.Tags: League CupManchester CityMichael ObafemiSouthamptonWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

De Bruyne set to leave Blues

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first_img The 22-year-old impressed in the Bundesliga and reports suggest personal terms have been agreed with Wolfsburg. “He has a chance to go,” Chelsea boss Mourinho said. “We had two bids from two different clubs for Kevin. That’s what the club is analysing. “(A fee is) not agreed, but I believe that between our club and the other club we will reach an agreement. The interest is big from the club, even bigger from the player. “He is a player that Chelsea Football Club had a couple of proposals (for). We keep analysing these proposals. “One of them is coming into a level where we believe can be a good situation for the player and also for the club.” Mourinho has stated his wish to keep De Bruyne, but the player’s desire is so strong that he will be allowed to leave. Mourinho said: “We know he’s a fantastic young player with lots of potential. I still say I would be happy to keep him and develop him. De Bruyne joined Chelsea from Genk in January 2012 and spent the first 18 months of his Blues career on loan, initially at Genk and then on a season-long deal at Werder Bremen. Since being given an opportunity at Stamford Bridge, he has struggled to earn a first-team place and, with a World Cup looming, is looking to move. Press Association “We also have to analyse the player’s profile, the player’s personality and probably he wants so much to go that maybe it’s a good option to let him go in a very good deal for the club, by a financial point of view. “The club bought him a couple of years ago for a small fee and now we have a possibility to sell him for a positive amount.” Mourinho does not plan to reinvest the funds, should a move for De Bruyne be completed. “We don’t need a direct replacement,” Mourinho said. “The reason why we are open the door to negotiate is because it’s a position where we have options. “We have options, so it’s not the case of a options where you sell somebody.” Kevin De Bruyne is close to an exit from Chelsea after Jose Mourinho confirmed the Londoners are close to agreeing a fee with two unnamed clubs for the Belgium forward.last_img read more

5 runs in loss to Florida State give Syracuse offense hope before postseason

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Gabby Teran knew what FSU pitcher Meghan King liked to throw. She had seen the Seminoles ace two days prior and expected an inside fastball.On the first pitch of the game, Teran turned on the pitch she anticipated, pulling a long line drive down the left field line and eliciting a collective, curious reaction from the fans at Skytop Softball Stadium.Even though Teran’s line drive curled foul, Syracuse learned from her aggressive approach — swinging at strikes early in counts — at the plate. Syracuse (21-31, 8-16 Atlantic Coast) scored four runs on four hits in three innings against King, who entered with a 1.44 ERA. SU finished with five runs on eight hits, including three doubles, but couldn’t keep pace with the defending national champions in a 14-5 loss. Florida State (48-8, 18-5 ACC) swept the three-game series, but the Orange offense’s improved production on Sunday gives the team some optimism for its upcoming first-round ACC tournament game on Wednesday.“We’ve been frustrated by the ups and downs of the offense,” head coach Shannon Doepking said, “because we know that we have the potential to be a really good offense.”The offensive inconsistency has been a staple all season for the Orange. In April, SU followed a 10-0 rout of last place Pitt with a one-run dud the next day. This weekend, the Orange scored one run in the first two games of its series before stepping on home plate five times Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Florida State scored six runs in the first inning off starter Miranda Hearn, SU needed to cut into the deficit to avoid the approaching mercy rule. In the bottom of the first, senior Alicia Hansen lined a double into left-center off another inside fastball from King. She later scored on a single from sophomore Neli Casares-Maher.FSU’s back-to-back homers in the second inning extended its lead to 9-1. Still, Syracuse had an answer at the plate. Teran drove catcher Gianna Carideo in with an RBI double into right-center. Teran later scored on an error by the right fielder, and Hansen crossed home on a Bryce Holmgren opposite-field single. In all, the Orange scored three runs on two hits.“We had to be more competitive at the plate,” Hansen said, “and I think that by the third game, we had seen these pitchers now, over hundreds of pitches.”Syracuse would score one more run in the game, a fifth inning RBI single from outfielder Lailoni Mayfield. Even Syracuse’s outs were hit hard, though. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Teran roped a grounder down the third base line, but FSU fielded it cleanly and nearly turned two. The inning before that, Gianna Carideo drilled a similar grounder to third, but FSU spun it into a 5-3 double play.Stringing together consecutive hits against King, who has the lowest ERA in the conference, gives Syracuse confidence heading into the postseason, Teran said. The second baseman hopes SU can continue to have an aggressive mindset at the plate, as many hitters did today.“Just putting balls in play, putting the pressure on them,” Teran said. “We definitely need to keep that going into next week, and we really have nothing to lose.”Doepking, like Teran, believes the Orange can build on Sunday’s hitting. She’s a “huge fan” of momentum, and feels that even despite the 14-5 loss, SU has found some.“Any time you can show these girls that we’re capable of doing this stuff,” Doepking said, “I think it’s easy to feed off of.” Commentslast_img read more

Speculation about new Kildare management

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first_imgAccording to the Irish Independent Sweeny who has worked under Niall Carew at Waterford and Sligo will assist Manager Cian O’Neill in his second year in charge.Padraig Brennan, Brian Murphy and Brian Flanagan are expected to step down for various reasons.Sweeney is still playing for his club Moorefield who face local rivals Sarsfields on Sunday week in the senior final.last_img