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Hoosier Gubernatorial Candidate Rex Bell Questions New Vaping Law

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare New restrictions take effect on July 1st. by Rex BellTobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Many Hoosier smokers realize the health problems associated with smoking and have or would like to quit by doing business with the vape industry. A recent study published in the medical journal Addiction, attributed vaping with helping 6 million people in Europe quit smoking, and another 9 million cut back significantly. However, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1432 into law which has adversely affected the possible number of successes in Indiana.We can help achieve a Healthy Indiana but the new law created a monopoly in the vape industry.  Creating the law without fully understanding the product and using fear based politics has caused harm all across Indiana.  Vaping has proven it’s helpfulness in bringing smoking numbers down in Indiana but, this law has restricted a market to where only a few businesses will be able to comply with the excessive regulations.  I hope to work with the Indiana legislature in the future concerning this piece of legislation and across this industry to help make Indiana a better place to live.last_img read more

Caribbean Airlines introduces new aircraft to Grenada route

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussions LifestyleTravel Caribbean Airlines introduces new aircraft to Grenada route by: – December 9, 2011 Photo credit: tntisland.comST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Passengers travelling to Grenada from Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Thursday morning were all smiles as they were afforded the opportunity to fly aboard a brand new ATR turbo from Caribbean Airlines (CAL).The 68-seater is the latest in a fleet of new aircraft to be introduced by the company.Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Peter David, who toured the aircraft on its arrival at Maurice Bishop International Airport, says this development consolidates CAL’s commitment to improved service to Grenada.“Caribbean Airlines continues to prove its importance to our tourism industry,” David said. “The airline recently commenced flights between Grenada and Canada and now they have graced us with brand new aircraft.”The tourism minister described Caribbean Airlines as a “definite life saver” to local and regional tourism.“We cannot underestimate their importance to tourism,” he said.Captain Rafael Rose, who flew the first in the ATR fleet to Grenada, called the aircraft the most modern and fuel-efficient in the aviation industry.The ATR 800 is equipped with in-flight movie screens and, according to Rose, is as comfortable and user-friendly as possibly can be.He said Caribbean Airlines intends to use its new fleet to service the route involving not just Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, but also Caracas in Venezuela.CAL is also considering introducing the fleet to Barbados, Rose revealed.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Syracuse-Connecticut football: A graphical breakdown of the Orange’s 31-24 win

first_img Published on September 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm Contact Kiran: [email protected] Comments Related Stories Syracuse football snaps 2-game losing streak with 31-24 win over Connecticut3 things we learned from Syracuse football’s 31-24 win over ConnecticutSyracuse football’s offensive line patches together mediocre performanceAmba Etta-Tawo sets Syracuse football single-game record with 270 receiving yards in win against Connecticut Syracuse (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) beat host Connecticut (2-2, 0-1 American Athletic), 31-24, on Saturday afternoon. Amba Etta-Tawo set a single-game school record while the Orange’s inexperienced offensive line patched together a mediocre performance.Here’s a graphical breakdown of SU’s victory. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mark Heisler: Rest of NBA misses cuddly little Warriors of old

first_imgWhatever happened to those lovable Warrior smurfs who turned into this Frankenstein monster?The West, once comprised of titans, now seems to cower in their presence.Remember Doc Rivers musing about their good fortune at avoiding Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, the Spurs and even his Clippers in last spring’s title romp?It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature or, these days, with the Warriors, 81-15 over two seasons, trying to make it an NBA-record 15-0 start tonight in Denver. Steph looks like their little friend, even bulked up to 6-foot-2, 190 pounds from his days at Davidson, looking like the ballboy with the slight frame and choirboy face that led the big schools to snub him.There was never a shooter like Steph or, notes Warriors consultant Jerry West, an expert, anyone like him.“Best shooter” comprises two kinds: 1) Volume guys like Ray Allen and Reggie Miller; 2) Spot-up guys like Steve Kerr, Curry’s coach, who’s No. 1 all-time in three-point accuracy (45.4 percent).Kyle Korver and Steve Nash (No. 15 in makes, No. 9 in accuracy) are the only ones at the top of both lists.Curry is on his way to making it academic.He’s No. 3 in all-time accuracy (44.1 percent). At 27 with the most (2014-15), second-most (2012-13) and fifth-most (2013-14) 3-pointers in a season, he’s on track to be No. 1 in makes in his early 30s.Last spring, James Harden was upset at losing a deservedly close MVP race.If they took the vote now with Curry averaging 34 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and shooting 52 percent, he would be the first unanimous selection.Steph is now on a roll astonishing even for him, on pace to beat his record 286 3-pointers in a season … by 130.Not even miracle-wielding waifs can raise a team to such heights single-handedly.The Warriors are admirably balanced with Klay Thompson in — you guessed it — the greatest shooting backcourt ever, and arch-versatile Draymond Green, a 6-7, 245-pound power forward they put on Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul.Showing how special Green is in his own right, he leads them in rebounds (7.9) and assists (6.9), playing pick-and-roll with Steph, whom defenses converge on… leaving Draymond, who’s making 42 percent of his 3-pointers, too.As Rivers said after Green dropped three of them on the Clippers in the comeback, “You’ve got to live with something.”Or not live with it. Going into the weekend, Curry and Green were the No. 1 tandem at plus-169. Cleveland’s LeBron James and Kevin Love were closest, 52 points back.The Warriors and Clippers have had a bristling rivalry with Andrew Bogut roughing up Griffin and Green, who also leads them in attitude, responding to a Rivers jibe with, “Cool story, Glenn.”Maybe they can resume it later, the Clippers hope.“I wouldn’t really say this is a rivalry,” said Griffin. “We’re trying to get where they are.”So are the Spurs, Cavaliers and everyone else. The NBA story line suddenly revolves not around LeBron, but the Warriors.It doesn’t get any better for the NBA. With LeBron and the Warriors, the 2015 Finals got the highest ratings since Michael Jordan’s 1998 farewell.Not that I think the Warriors will be this good by the end, since no one ever has been.I don’t think they’ll post another 67 wins — this is still the West — much less make a run at the Bulls’ record of 72.Of course, now that I’m obliged to acknowledge it if I turn out wrong, nobody misses those cuddly little Warriors of old more than I do.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published Sundays in Los Angeles News Group print editions. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Now you’re lucky to stay out of their way — especially the Clippers, 1-5 against them after the Warriors came from 23 behind to win Thursday.The Rockets, conference finalists last spring — for the five games the Warriors took to walk over them — got so desperate at falling 7 1/2 games behind, they fired coach Kevin McHale 11 games into his three-year, $12 million extension.Where have you gone, Don Nelson, Monta Ellis, David Lee and those entertaining teams that look like fluffy Disney characters next to this beast?The rest of the NBA turns its lonely eyes to you. The Warriors now have a rock-ribbed defense ranked No. 11 with the No. 1 offense arrayed around Steph Curry, pound for pound the greatest basketball player ever to lace them up.LeBron James is really good. Kevin Durant can really shoot. Anthony Davis looks like Peter Pan, flying around above Captain Hook’s bumbling crew.last_img read more