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first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – There are indications that people who smoke, vape, or have substance abuse problems may be at increased risk when it comes to the Coronavirus.Doctor Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, flagged the concern.Volkow explained that because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, it may pose a more serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana and those who vape.As for drug use, Volkow highlighted concerns specifically about opioids and methamphetamine. Opioids, she explained, slow down breathing and have already been shown to increase mortality in people with respiratory diseases.Methamphetamine has been shown to cause considerable pulmonary damage. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHelp with buying your first home 01:07Low borrowing interest rates are creating higher demand in Cairns’ property market as locals look to swap rental payments for mortgages. The RBA has been cutting rates since May this year with the cash rate expected to drop to 0.75 points when further cuts are made next month. RE/MAX Real Estate Services Cairns’ senior sales associate Ray Murphy said the first fortnight of this month was the busiest of his career as his agency finalised 18 deals in two weeks. He said paying off a home loan was becoming the more cost-effective option with low interest rates being offered by banks. “Rents aren’t going down, they’re going up,” Mr Murphy said. “What people are paying in rent, their loan repayments, nine times out of 10, is probably less than what their rent is.”CoreLogic’s September report showed median asking rent for houses in Cairns was $410 and $295 for apartments. Cairns’ median house price was $415,000.National Australia Bank’s mortgage calculator, which provided a repayment guide, showed buyers looking to purchase a median price home in Cairns were required to repay about $350 per week – less than the median asking rent. The assumptions were a 30 per cent deposit for a 30-year loan at a rate of 4.9 per cent. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoWhile the first month of the spring selling period was almost over, Mr Murphy said it was not too late for homeowners to list their properties on the market. “With the school holidays at the moment, southerners are up here now and making shortlists (of potential properties to purchase).“We see a lot of activity until January and February; people who are moving to Cairns for work in the new year want to be settled in before Christmas,” he said. House hunters can use digital tools to understand their current finances for a potential mortgage at realestate.com.au/home-loans/calculators.last_img read more

first_imgMETAMORA, Ind. — Two Greensburg residents have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Metamora.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Cody M. Young, 26, and the passenger Laura Hitch, 42, were injured after the rear tire of the motorcycle blew, causing it to overturn.Emergency crews responded to the 911 call at US 52 and Shack Road on Friday after 7:00 PM.The two were airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of their injuries.last_img

first_imgKano Pillars recorded the biggest win of the Nigeria Professional Football League season yesterday when they thumped visiting Shooting Stars 6-0.However, Enugu Rangers who defeated Nasarawa United 2-1 earlier on Friday has overtaken FC IfeanyiUbah at the top of the log on 24 points from 12 matches while Abia United is second on 23 points from same 12 games. IfeanyiUbah who lost 0-3 to Wikki yesterday is third on 22 points from 13 matches while Pillars with 21 points from 12 matches is fourth.Emmanuel Edmund grabbed a hat-trick with Ifeanyi Matthew, Adamu Mohammed and Nafiu Ibrahim also getting on the scoreboard.Ifeanyi Matthew opened scoring for Pillars with a low drive after 11 minutes, before Edmund doubled the lead in the 37th minute.Edmund grabbed his brace in the 58th minute and completed his hat-trick in the 82nd minute, before late strikes by Adamu Mohammed and Nafiu Ibrahim.The heavy defeat has clearly showed up the sharp divisions of Shooting Stars, whose players have not been paid for the past five months. 17Tornadoes134271517-214 MATCH DAY 13Rangers 2-1 NasarawaEl-Kanemi 1-0 Ikorodu UtdKano Pillars 6-0 ShootingWikki  3-0 IfeanyiUbahPlateau Utd 2-1 Rivers UtdHeartland 1-0 SunshineWarri Wolves 2-0 GiwaAbia Warriors 3-1 MFMLobi  1-0 TornadoesSTANDINGS 10Akwa Utd135351713418 19Enyimba840477012 9MFM FC135441415-119 20Ikorodu Utd13139621-156 8Warri Wolves1254377019 16Sunshine123541312114 7Rivers Utd136161514119 Elsewhere yesterday, Plateau United struck late to deny Rivers United a share of the spoils in an action-filled NPFL game decided in Jos.Plateau won 2-1 with the winner arriving on the stroke of full time.The hosts took the lead at the Rwang Pam Stadium in the 14th minute through Benjamin Turba following a long throw in from the right.They could have easily added to their tally in the first half but were denied by impressive defending the visitors until the referee brought the first half to a close.Rivers United looked a better side after the restart and duly got their reward through Chukwunonso Okonkwo who equalised with a looping header in the 80th minute.It was his fourth goal in as many matches and gave the visitors renewed belief as they began playing with vigour and poise, while pressing for a late winner.There was to be late drama in the end as the Rivers United goal keeper, Sunday Rotimi inadvertently diverted yet another long throw into his own net in the 90th minute.Plateau United Head Coach, Zachary Baraje, was pleased with the win but insists he needs a ‘turning point’ in the form of an away win in the coming days.“I am praying I get the opportunity to reinforce the team with some mature players. “If that is done, I do not see this team facing relegation.“Right now, I need a turning point by getting some points away from home,” Baraje told reporters after the game.The Rivers United Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, said his team will now train their sights on their next league game against Enugu Rangers in Port Harcourt on May 1.“We should have gotten a point or even all three today but we lost it (at the death).“We must put that behind us now and look ahead to the next game,” he said.Plateau United move up to 12th on the league standings with 17 points from 13 matches while Rivers United dropped two places on the log to 7th with 19 points from 13 matches. 13El-Kanemi135171418-416 4Kano Pillars126332012821 PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts 3Ifeanyiubah137151513222 6Wikki Tourists12543156919 2Abia Warriors12651158723 12Plateau Utd135261419-517 5Lobi Stars136341511421 153SC135081321-815 18Giwa FC124261116-514 1Rangers127321912724 14Nasarawa Utd125071215-315 11Heartland1252599017 Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more