Archive for June, 2016

Marlene Jesso, veteran N.L. police officer, named to marijuana task force

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

A police officer from Newfoundland and Labrador who has spent much of her career fighting drug use will now advise the federal government on how to legalize marijuana. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Supt. Marlene Jesso was among the nine members of a task force named Thursday. “My career has been devoted to law enforcement but the federal government has decided to change its policy regarding marijuana and I’m delighted to be a part of it,” Jesso told CBC. Jesso has 33 years policing experience, including a decade enforcing federal drug laws. She worked undercover, and was appointed officer in charge of the N. L. Combined Forces Special Enforcement […] Read More →

Rowing-Russia rowing crew banned from Rio, N.Zealand get their place

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

* Russian rower tests positive for metabolic modulator * Crew banned from Rio Games * New Zealand quadruple sculls elevated to take their place WELLINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s men’s quadruple sculls crew have been banned from the Rio Olympics after one of their members failed a doping test in May, the world governing body FISA said on Friday. Sergej Fedorovtsev provided a urine sample at an out-of-competition test conducted by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on May 17 and tested positive for the prohibited substance trimetazidine, FISA said in a statement. The Russian crew won the ‘last chance’ qualifying […] Read More →

Ski tour operators are freezing holiday prices post-Brexit

Thursday, June 30th, 2016:

Ski tour operators are freezing their holiday prices after the UK voted to leave the EU on June 23, in a bid to encourage positivity in the snowsports holiday industry. The Brexit vote has left many would-be holidaymakers feeling nervous, so forward-looking companies are keen to remove any barriers to booking a holiday. Inghams, Ski Total and family specialist Esprit Ski – all owned by Hotelplan UK – have announced that prices will remain the same as they were pre-Brexit for the foreseeable future. Esprit Ski has committed to freezing prices for the forseeable future Paul Carter, chief operating officer […] Read More →

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