Jaguars on victory path after Permaul destroys Red Force with seven for 28

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — Veerasammy Permaul celebrated his call-up to the West Indies Twenty20 squad with the 21st five-wicket haul of his first class career, as Guyana Jaguars installed themselves as firm favourites to win their seventh round match in the Regional four-day championship against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here Sunday.The 27-year-old left-arm spinner, named in the Windies squad to face Pakistan later this month, claimed seven for 28, a spell which sent the hosts tumbling for a hugely disappointing 183 in their second innings, on the penultimate day of the contest at Queen’s Park Oval.Set a paltry 56 for victory, Jaguars ended the day on three without loss, within touching distance of their second successive win.Earlier, tail-ender Romario Shepherd gathered his maiden half-century in only his second first class game as Jaguars, resuming on 246 for eight, were eventually dismissed for 330 — a healthy lead of 128 runs.Raymon Reifer, unbeaten on exactly 50 at the start, added only five before perishing in the day’s ninth over but Shepherd hit six fours in an 85-ball knock to see Jaguars past 300.Significantly, he put on 57 for the final wicket with Youth World Cup star Keemo Paul whose unbeaten 27 came from 37 deliveries and included three fours and a six.Fast bowler Marlon Richards (4-57) and left-arm spinner Bryan Charles (4-91) finished with four wickets apiece.Batting a second time, Red Force never really recovered from losing their captain Kyle Hope to the second ball of the innings, bowled by fellow Barbadian Raymon Reifer without a run on the board, and collapsed to 183 all out.Isaiah Rajah top-scored with 40, Yannic Cariah got 30 while Evin Lewis and Richards chipped in with 25 apiece.However, Red Force struggled to find partnerships and a stand of 48 for the second between Rajah and Lewis was the best of the innings.The left-handed Rajah, who faced 84 balls and counted four boundaries, added a further 39 for the fourth wicket with Cariah but the partnership proved in vain as Permaul wrecked the innings.RED FORCE innings 202Jaguars 1st Innings(overnight 246 for eight)S Hetmyer c Pierre b Charles 15R Chandrika c Cariah b Richards 17D Bishoo c wkp Katwaroo b Richards 39A Fudadin c & b Charles 57*L Johnson c wkp Katwaroo b Richards 7V Singh c Mohammed b Pierre 22R Reifer c Richards b Charles 55+A Bramble lbw b Charles 4V Permaul lbw b Richards 24R Shepherd b Pierre 53K Paul not out 27Extras (b8, w1, nb1) 10TOTAL (all out, 124 overs) 330Fall of wicket: 1-27, 2-47, 3-136, 4-144, 5-149, 6-196, 7-201, 8-243, 9-273, 10-330.Bowling: Richards 25-10-57-4, Philip 9-1-34-0, Charles 37-8-91-4, Imran Khan 25-1-88-0, Pierre 13-0-35-2, Mohammed 15-5-17-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings*K Hope b Reifer 0E Lewis c Fudadin b Bishoo 25I Rajah lbw b Bishoo 40J Mohammed c wkp Bramble b Permaul 2Y Cariah lbw b Permaul 30I Khan c wkp Bramble b Permaul 28+S Katwaroo lbw b Permaul 4K Pierre c wkp Bramble b Permaul 19M Richards lbw b Permaul 25B Charles not out 1A Phillip lbw b Permaul 0Extras (b5, lb2, w1, nb1) 9TOTAL (all out, 57.5 overs) 183Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-48, 3-52, 4-91, 5-123, 6-129, 7-140, 8-172, 9-183, 10-183.Bowling: Reifer 5-1-21-1, Permaul 25.5-9-48-7, Shepherd 8-0-33-0, Bishoo 16-2-68-2, Johnson 3-0-6-0.JAGUARS 2nd Innings (target: 56 runs)S Hetmyer not out 2R Chandrika not out 1TOTAL (without loss, 4 overs) 3Bowling: Richards 2-0-3-0, Phillip 2-2-0-0.Position: Jaguars require 53 runs for victory with all 10 wickets intact.last_img read more

To Be Blunt: A stoner’s guide to getting elevated without the buzz

first_imgAlthough it takes some experimentation to find the right dosage — and most likely getting too high while trying to do so — typical microdoses range from 2 to 5 milligrams of THC, while some with higher tolerances can go up to 10.  But cannabis doesn’t have to be strictly defined by one extreme or another. Microdosing — paired with observation, patience and responsible consumption — offers people the chance to benefit from cannabis use on a day-to-day basis without interfering with their personal or professional lives due to intoxication.  Aside from anxiety, preliminary studies on microdosing have indicated it can benefit people with depression, insomnia and chronic pain. A 2012 study published in The Journal of Pain concluded that patients with advanced cancer who were unresponsive to traditional painkillers showed the greatest reduction in pain when given the lowest dose of nabiximols, a compound with both THC and CBD, along with other cannabinoids. Patients who received the highest doses exhibited the greatest amount of pain. Microdosing can also offer people a proper introduction to cannabis, helping them build their tolerance to the substance over time. It can also be a new, creative way to return to cannabis after a period of abstinence.  Oftentimes, conversations around cannabis seem to exist at two diverging poles. At one end, people argue that cannabis is purely recreational, while others believe the substance is explicitly for medical use.  While microdosing has roots in LSD consumption, experts within the cannabis industry are finding that many people have a lower threshold for THC’s medical effects than previously thought. According to Leafly, a cannabis news and culture website, the low threshold is most likely a result of the biphasic nature of THC, whereby excessive consumption can actually produce directly opposing results. For people with anxiety, a group that has been shown to benefit from microdosing, consuming too much THC can actually worsen paranoia. CBD, a nonpsychoactive cannabis compound, can also be microdosed in tandem with THC via a 1:1 ratio to minimize the latter’s side effects, such as increased clumsiness and impaired thinking.  According to a 2017 study published by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, lower doses of THC produce stress-relieving effects similar to the ones cited by cannabis users in empirical research, while higher doses negatively impact stress. The randomized study, which tested 42 healthy volunteers, found that even though THC reduced stress more than a placebo, a mere 5-milligram increase from 7.5 to 12.5 milligrams of THC produced an inverse result. So how much weed does a person need if a person needs to microdose some weed?  However, some companies are beginning to catch on. KIVA Confections offers chocolate and mint edibles that start at 2.5 milligrams per dose. (I have to be very honest here, though, the one dark chocolate edible I tried from them tastes so bad. Like I-might-as-well-eat-actual-bud bad. And you have to really try to make chocolate edibles taste like weed, given the chemical compatibility of the two, as chocolate is supposed to mask the flavor of cannabis.) For regular cannabis users who want to hop on the microdosing trend, it is recommended to take a break from consumption for at least 48 hours, the designated time required for cannabinoid receptors in the body to return to baseline levels, thus reaching a tolerance that is receptive to lower doses.  While I can laugh about it now and it’s a painfully entertaining story to have available at kickbacks, I wish someone at that time had educated me on how to ease myself into cannabis. That’s where microdosing comes in.  For people without diagnosed conditions, microdosing can simply offer an avenue to relieve stress and improve mood. Since its application to weed, microdosing has also been a popular method of cannabis consumption among some clerical workers. Especially amid quarantine measures, some people are turning toward microdosing as a way to destress and take a break from workjob-related tasks. Microdosing is a relatively new method of cannabis consumption where users ingest low amounts of THC to reap its medical benefits without experiencing the psychoactive effects that tend to interfere with daily tasks. Given the relatively new and experiential science surrounding microdosing, there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage for everyone. Microdosing is a highly intricate process, requiring specific doses — dependent on one’s metabolism, unique endocannabinoid system, consumption method and previous cannabis use — and consistent monitoring of effects. (Arielle Chen | Daily Trojan) Now the tricky part: method of consumption. Although microdosing is gaining traction within the cannabis medical field and among users, the industry has lagged behind the trend. Many products do not lend themselves to easy microdosing, with the lowest dose for most edibles being 10 milligrams. Researchers recommend taking the same amount for two to three days while self-monitoring. If there are no noticeable effects, you can increase the dosage by 1 milligram, waiting the same time frame to observe any effects. Microdoses can be taken twice a day, once in the morning and evening, but as soon as you begin feeling high (I hate to break it to you) you’ve gone too far. Microdosing should result in a “body” high, producing increased relaxation and, according to some empirical evidence, even an increased focus. The other trouble with edibles is the wait time. For more immediate relief, you can try tinctures that, when applied under the tongue, can deliver effects within 15 minutes or controlled-dose dab pens, such as those from Dosist. If smoking is more up your alley, you can still use good old- fashioned joints to microdose by waiting five to 10 minutes for the effects after each puff. While the science behind microdosing is lacking, preliminary patient treatments indicate that continual low doses could potentially build up the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for responding to illnesses, injury and stress, by increasing cannabis sensitivity in the body over time. Overall, microdosing can be a simple yet effective way to improve physical and mental health. So the next time you try to get high and don’t, maybe it’s for the best. My edible horror story occurred when I was a senior in high school. What started as a 4/20 celebration and a last hurrah with my friends before we moved on to college ended with a terrifying trip (literally to Ralphs but also figuratively because I did, indeed, think I was dying), vomiting twice and a cannabis-induced coma-like sleep for more than 12 hours. For reference, I took about 33 milligrams of an indiscernible block of jelly. Yeah, I didn’t touch weed for months.  You never forget your first bad high — ever. By the time you’re in your 20s, you should have God knows what and a truly haunting — though in retrospect hilarious — edible story.  Natalie Oganesyan is a rising senior writing about weed culture and politics. She is also the editor-in-chief of  Summer Trojan. Her column,“To Be Blunt,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

4 Syracuse signees to play in Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center

first_img Published on March 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse fans will get a look at all four of the Orange’s Class of 2015 signees in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center on April 17.The event’s website released the official East and West rosters for the All-American game on Tuesday, and five-star SU signee Malachi Richardson will play on the East team. Richardson will also be the first SU signee since 2012 to play in the McDonald’s All-American game.Scout.com’s Evan Daniels reported the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic regional game, which includes four-star forwards Tyler Lydon and Moustapha Diagne and four-star guard Franklin Howard. Daniels reported that Howard will be on the home team and Lydon and Diagne on the away team.In the All-American game, Richardson will play on the same team as four-star center Thomas Bryant. Bryant — who’s from Rochester, New York, but now plays at Huntington (West Virginia) Prep — has offers from Syracuse, Kansas, Indiana and Kentucky, according to Scout.It’s unclear how Bryant could fit into SU’s roster, which as of now has no scholarships to offer, but there is still reportedly mutual interest between him and the program.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more