Updated 9:26 am PDT, Sunday, July 21, 2019 This July 10, 2019 photo, shows a methadone dispensing pump in the dosing area at CODAC in Tucson, Ariz. A Tucson-area program that prioritizes drug treatment over jail time is credited with keeping people out of jail and saving taxpayers money. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)/ less This July 10, 2019 photo, shows a methadone dispensing pump in the dosing area at CODAC in Tucson, Ariz. A Tucson-area program that prioritizes drug treatment over jail time is credited with keeping people out ... more Photo: Kelly Presnell, AP Photo: Kelly Presnell, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 This July 10, 2019 photo, shows a methadone dispensing pump in the dosing area at CODAC in Tucson, Ariz. A Tucson-area program that … [Read more...] about More drug users getting treatment instead of jail in Tucson
HONG KONG - Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing. Thousands of protesters descended on China's representative office in the city, in a direct challenge to authorities in Beijing, just hours after the latest protest to rock the Asian financial central over the extradition bill. Millions have taken to the streets in the past two months in an unprecedented show of force against Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, triggering the worst social turmoil to rock the former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule 22 years ago. Black-clad activists, many wearing masks, defied police orders and marched beyond the official end-point of a rally that took place earlier in the day as they made their way towards the Liaison Office, in a direct challenge to authorities in Beijing. When asked … [Read more...] about Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday, but it was uncertain whether the coalition and other allies could seal the two-thirds majority needed to keep alive his dream of revising the pacifist constitution, exit polls and media projections showed. Abe, who took office in December 2012 pledging to restart the economy and bolster defense, is on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier if he stays on until November, a stunning comeback after he abruptly ended a first, troubled one-year term in 2007. Turnout, however, looked likely to have fallen below 50% for the first time in an upper house poll since 1995, public broadcaster NHK said, a sign many voters feel they lack an attractive option. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner, the Komeito party, will take 67-77 of the 124 seats being contested in parliament's 245-seat upper house, an NHK exit poll showed. That, together with uncontested … [Read more...] about Japan’s ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get 2/3
It’s easy to see why people would rather gamble online than venture into a betting shop. Take one William Hill branch in central London. It’s a cramped, grubby affair. Scrunched up betting slips are scattered over the grey carpet, which is also peppered with chewing gum stains and goodness knows what else. There’s a long queue blocking the way to the betting counter. But, with names like “Karneval Firebreather” and “Diamond Goddess”, it’s the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) people are waiting for. The scene is not unique to Hills - it could be replicated at any shop the length and breadth of the country. But while betting shops are much of a muchness, William Hill, Britain’s best-known... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Has William Hilll been left at the races?
Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) battles for the puck against San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) during the second overtime period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphoto ALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday for forward James Neal and a conditional third-round pick in the 2020 draft. Edmonton will retain 12.5% of the remaining salary on the seven-year, $42 million contract Lucic signed in July 2016. The 31-year-old Lucic had six goals and 14 assists in 79 games for the Oilers last season. He has 198 goals and 303 assists in 890 regular-season games with Boston, Los Angeles and Edmonton. Neal, also 31, had seven goals and 12 assists in 63 games for Calgary last season, and has 270 goals and 244 assists in 766 regular-season games with Dallas, Pittsburgh, Nashville, … [Read more...] about Ex-Golden Knights player James Neal traded to Oilers