BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 11 August, 2015

Tuesday

11 August, 2015

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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: G.O.P. Candidates and Obama's Failure to Fail (NY Times)
Despite their overall condemnation of the Obama record, Republican candidates are oddly short on specifics.


Paul Mason: Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write (The Guardian)
Our attention spans have shortened, we're distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation.


Why are men not interested in me? (The Guardian)
I have tried internet dating, I go to clubs and festivals, I am feminine, witty and friendly, I'm a good cook and I love football - but it's been four years since I had a relationship. What am I doing wrong?


Emily MacKay: Florence the superhero: the comics giving pop stars superpowers (The Guardian)
The comic-writing duo behind Marvel's Young Avengers are giving pop stars the superhero treatment. Enter the gorgeous, fantastical worlds of Phonogram and WicDiv.


Eamonn Forde: Why would anyone want to buy the rights to the Simpsons hit Do the Bartman? (The Guardian)
The 1990s song, once rumoured to be written by Michael Jackson, is unlikely to enjoy a rerelease any time soon. But that hasn't stopped an anonymous buyer paying nearly $40,000 for it.


Matt Health: Frenetic and outlandish comedy worth the pain of a popped rib (NZ Herald)
Until this week I thought "side-splittingly funny" was just a saying. A metaphor. A joke. Then I watched Wet Hot American Summer on Netflix and physically popped a rib out laughing. By which I mean I literally split my side. My third rib from the bottom on the left is now cracked and sticking out a bit. It was horribly horribly painful. Still is.


David Bruce: Wise Up! Comedians (Athens News)
George Burns was Jewish, and his wife, Gracie Allen, was Catholic. They raised their adopted children, Ronald and Sandy, Catholic. Every Friday, the Burns family ate fish, as Catholics at that time did. Sandy did not like fish, so she ate elsewhere on Fridays and told people that she was a Catholic only six days a week.



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Trivia Question from Yesterday


Who was the first British actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress?


       Viven Leigh                                                      Source


Vivien Leigh is the first British actress to win an Academy Award. She won the Best Actress Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) in February 1940.        Source






Alan J was first, and correct, with:
   Vivien Leigh.



Adam answered:
   I kind of thought so- Vivien Leigh.



Randall wrote:
   My best guess is
  Vivian Leigh

  ...for Gone With the Wind




Marian said:
   Vivien Leigh



Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Vivian Leigh for Gone with the Wind



Dental Dale of Diamondy Springs, Norcali replied:
   Vivien Leigh as Scarlett and Blanche. Nothing to fucking bitch about today. Shitstorm will return tomorrow. Bad toothed Brits.




DJ Useo said:
   I'm thinking but it ain't coming to me. Drat!
  All I can think about is my spine procedure tomorrow. Prayers welcome.




Deborah responded:
   Maggie Smith? I really have no idea.
  Another day, another fire in NorCal. Ugh.




BttbBob   , with an upnorth fishing report, replied:
   Vivian Leigh, I think in '39 for GWTW.

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  Camping/fishing during some wicked T-storms today. Got off the lake just in time at 1pm. Tried to snooze holed up in tents during downpour. LOUD sharp thunderclaps. Stayed dry, though. Fish didn't hit beforehand. Try again for those lake trout early tomorrow morning.

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  August 11 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 11 | Famous Birthdays




MAM   wrote:
   Olivia de Havilland ~ In 1949, "The Heiress", was the first English actresses to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.




mj took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
  



Charlie took the day off.
  



Sally is retired, but paying attention.
  


  





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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Teachers Say They Have Too Much Money for Supplies in This Sarcastic Hefty Campaign | Adweek



World In Frantic Pace To Develop Clean Energy



On a stage with no vaginas, there were a lot of opinions about vaginas | Margaret and Helen



Mad Men: how Don Draper and Walter White prepared us for Donald Trump | Television & radio | The Guardian



Indonesia arrests four men over Sumatran tiger killing | Environment | The Guardian



Fans, Shatner pay tribute to Nimoy with selfie mosaic - CNN.com



Best Classic Movies List - AARP



If You Fall Ill Abroad, Should You Seek Local Help Or Head Home? : Goats and Soda : NPR



Would Voters Entrust The White House To An Atheist? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR



Staffers at conservative website claim Trump is paying them for good press




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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'


"The Problem With Young People Today"

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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


THE SCIENTISTS STEP UP!

"THIS IS OUR SELMA"!

JUST SO RICH WHITE ASSHOLES CAN HIT A GOLF BALL!

"IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN IT LOOKS"

WATCHING SCOTTY BLOW!

THE "BROWNBACKERS". WHAT A CREEPY FAMILY!






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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and a bit cooler.



Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Zoo', then a RERUN 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Stephen Colbert's hour with reruns of 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Carl Reiner, Jason Segel, and Marc Maron.



NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Hollywood Game Night'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Kristen Stewart, Jim Belushi, and Yolanda Adams.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Greta Gerwig and Tig Notaro.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/23/15) are Randall Park, Halsey, and Rose Mclver.



ABC opens the night with a RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN 'black-ish', then a FRESH 'Extreme Fat Shaming'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 7/29/15) are Christina Applegate, Rick Springfield, and Tyler the Creator.



The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a RERUN 'iZombie'.



Faux has a FRESH 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?', followed by a RERUN 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN 'The Last Man On Earth'.



MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.



A&E has 3 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Storage Wars', then a FRESH 'Storage Wars: Behind The Locker', followed by a FRESH 'Big Smo', then another FRESH 'Big Smo'.



AMC offers the movie 'Armageddon', followed by the movie 'The Dark Knight'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 19 - Stevens
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 20 - Gray
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Trobiano's
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 6 - Olde Hitching Post Restaurant & Tavern
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 12 - Army of Ghosts
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Doomsday
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 17 - Night Terrors
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 18 - Identity Crisis
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Lanterna
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Lela's
 [4:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Handlebar
 [5:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Sebastian's
 [6:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Giuseppi's
 [7:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Blackberry's
 [8:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Mama Maria's
 [9:00PM]    Should I Smoke Dope?
 [10:00PM]    My 100,000 Lovers NEW
 [11:00PM]    My Big Breasts And Me
 [12:00AM]    Should I Smoke Dope?
 [1:00AM]    My 100,000 Lovers
 [2:00AM]    My Big Breasts And Me
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear: Best of British-Episode 1
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear: Best of British-Episode 2
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear: Best of British-Episode 3    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'NYC Social', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of NYC', and another 'Real Housewives Of NYC'.



Comedy Central has 'Another Period', 2½ hours of old 'Tosh.0', 'Drunk History', followed by a FRESH 'Another Period'.
On a RERUN Jon Stewart (from 7/29/15) is Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Steve Agee, Julie Klausner, and Bobcat Goldthwait.



FX has the movie 'Jack Reacher', followed by the movie 'Taken 2', then the movie 'Taken'.



History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars', then another FRESH 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Leepu & Pitbull'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW
 [6:15AM]    MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HAL'S CHRISTMAS GIFT
 [6:45AM]    THE OMEGA MAN
 [9:00AM]    TITAN A.E.
 [11:00AM]    EVENT HORIZON
 [1:15PM]    TITAN A.E.
 [3:15PM]    SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
 [5:30PM]    TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
 [8:00PM]    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
 [10:30PM]    TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
 [1:00AM]    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
 [3:30AM]    SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
 [5:45AM]    THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-FIRST LOOK AT SEASON TWO    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [7:15AM]    (500) Days of Summer
 [9:15AM]    Boys Don't Cry
 [11:45AM]    Being John Malkovich
 [2:15PM]    The Wrestler
 [4:45PM]    The Professional
 [7:00PM]    Blood Work
 [9:30PM]    Absolute Power
 [12:00AM]    True Crime
 [2:30AM]    Letters From Iwo Jima
 [5:30AM]    Rectify-The Future    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has the movie 'Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans', followed by a FRESH 'Face Off', and another 'Face Off'.



TBS:
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Adam Pally, and Alabama Shakes.



TCM spends 24 hours with Rex Ingram
 [6:00 AM]      Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)
 [7:15 AM]      Watusi (1959)
 [8:45 AM]      Escort West (1959)
 [10:15 AM]      The Talk Of The Town (1942)
 [12:15 PM]      God's Little Acre (1958)
 [2:15 PM]      A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
 [4:00 PM]      Thief of Bagdad (1940)
 [6:00 PM]      The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
 [8:00 PM]      The Green Pastures (1936)
 [10:00 PM]      Cabin In The Sky (1943)
 [12:00 AM]      Sahara (1943)
 [2:00 AM]      Anna Lucasta (1958)
 [4:00 AM]      Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
    (ALL TIMES EST)



Wednesday   -  08/12/15

TCM spends 24 hours with Robert Mitchum
 [6:00 AM]      Till The End of Time (1946)
 [8:00 AM]      My Forbidden Past (1951)
 [9:15 AM]      The Sundowners (1960)
 [11:45 AM]      Rachel And The Stranger (1948)
 [1:15 PM]      Blood On The Moon (1948)
 [2:45 PM]      The Lusty Men (1952)
 [4:45 PM]      The Hunters (1958)
 [6:45 PM]      The Dick Cavett Show: Robert Mitchum (1971)
 [8:00 PM]      Home From The Hill (1960)
 [10:45 PM]      Thunder Road (1958)
 [12:30 AM]      The Yakuza (1975)
 [2:30 AM]      Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    (ALL TIMES EST)



TNT has a FRESH 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by a FRESH 'Proof'.



USA has a FRESH 'Playing House'.




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Stephen Colbert participates in the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" segment of the CBS Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Running For Congress In Michigan

Melissa Gilbert

Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert announced her candidacy for a Michigan congressional seat on Monday, saying "fresh voices" are needed to help improve the economy for people who have fallen behind.

The 51-year-old Democrat, who moved from California two years ago after marrying actor Timothy Busfield, will run for the 8th District, which stretches across three counties from the northern Detroit suburbs to the state capital of Lansing and has been in GOP hands for 15 years. First-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester won last year after then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers decided not to seek re-election.

Gilbert, who has never held public office, campaigned for Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer in 2014. She was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001-05 after playing Laura Ingalls on "Little House" in the 1970s and 1980s.

She and Busfield recently moved from Howell to nearby Brighton, 35 miles northwest of Detroit, according to her campaign.

Melissa Gilbert

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Cornel West is arrested by St. Louis Police during a protest outside the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in St. Louis. The arrests of scholar and civil rights activist West and the few dozen others were part of what's been billed as a national day of civil disobedience.
Photo by Jeff Roberson

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Google Shakes Up Operating Structure

Alphabet

Investors have been after Google CEO Larry Page for years to cut back on the pie-in-the-sky bets that many see as a costly distraction to the company's highly profitable core search and Internet advertising businesses.

On Monday, Page and partner in crime/Google co-founder Sergey Brin came up with an unprecedented solution: create a new holding company structure to separate, at least in their financial results, Google's core Internet businesses from the farther afield fare like DNA research, smart thermostats and self-driving cars. The move harkened back to Page and Brin's controversial auction-based initial public offering back in 2004, an unusual structure that puzzled Wall Street.

The initial stock market reaction was positive, as Google shares jumped more than 7%.

Under the unorthodox plan unveiled by Page on Monday, a new holding company called Alphabet will be formed as the publicly-traded entity owning Google and all of its varied other efforts. Page will become CEO of Alphabet and Sundar Pichai, who oversaw most of Google's core businesses, will become CEO of the newly segregated Google unit. Brin will become the president of Alphabet, and Eric Schmidt will become the executive chairman of Alphabet.

The Google unit, which will report distinct financial results, will include only search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android and the related technical infrastructure, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Businesses such as Calico, smart hardware maker Nest, and Fiber, as well as its investing arms, such as Google Ventures and Google Capital, and incubator projects, such as Google X, will be "managed separately from the Google business," the company said.

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Bell Recovered

HMS Hood

An American philanthropist and investor has recovered a bell from a British battleship that was sunk in the North Atlantic during World War II.

A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen retrieved the bell from the HMS Hood, once the largest warship in the world and the Royal Navy's symbolic flagship. The Hood was sunk by the German ship Bismarck in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland in 1941. All but three of the Hood's 1,418-strong crew perished.

A first attempt in 2012 to recover the bell from the wreck - lying at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) deep - failed because of poor weather conditions and technical difficulties. Britain's Royal Navy and Allen's website said Monday a second try, using a remotely operated vehicle and working with shipwreck search company Blue Water Recoveries, succeeded on Friday.

The Hood was the largest ship the Royal Navy ever lost in action.

HMS Hood

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James Brolin participates in the "Life in Pieces" panel at the CBS Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell

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Gets Rid Of Aspartame

Diet Pepsi

A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

PepsiCo says its new Diet Pepsi should be available nationally this week. In response to customer feedback, the company said earlier this year that it would replace the aspartame in the drink with another artificial sweetener that has less baggage.

The rollout will test the theory that the sweetener is to blame for fleeing customers, or if other issues might be at play. Other diet sodas that still have aspartame include Diet Coke, Diet Dr Pepper and Fanta Zero.

Sales of traditional diet sodas have been falling. Industry executives blaming the freefall on unfounded concerns people have about aspartame. Two years ago, Coca-Cola even tested ads in select newspapers defending the safety of the sweetener.

It's not the first attempt by PepsiCo Inc. to lift flagging sales of Diet Pepsi. In 2012, the company tried improving the drink by combining aspartame with acesulfame potassium, often called ace-K, another artificial sweetener that helps prevent the taste from degrading over time. The latest version of Diet Pepsi will also have ace-K in addition to sucralose, best known by the brand name Splenda.

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Files Lawsuit

Donald Sterling

Billionaire Donald Sterling sued celebrity website TMZ and an ex-girlfriend over the recording of his off-colour remarks that cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling's lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court accused TMZ and V. Stiviano of violating his privacy and causing damage on a "scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude."

The suit is the latest salvo in a legal soap opera that began in April 2014 after the recording caused a firestorm of criticism when the real estate baron was heard whining to Stiviano that she shouldn't associate with black people.

The latest suit was lodged two days after Donald Sterling filed for divorce from his wife just weeks shy of their 60th anniversary.

Donald Sterling

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Calista Flockhart participates in the "Supergirl" panel at the CBS Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell

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Who Makes Your Health Care Decisions

CVS

CVS Health Corp, the second-largest manager of drug benefit plans for U.S. employers and insurers, asked heart specialists on Monday to revamp guidelines for treating patients with high cholesterol after the launch of new, expensive medications.

The unusual move is the latest salvo in the war on escalating U.S. healthcare costs profits, with insurers using aggressive tactics to extract steep price discounts from drugmakers, even for the newest medications, and controlling patient access to the most expensive drugs.

CVS, in a letter published in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, said current guidelines, which include a formula for assessing heart disease risk rather than specific targets for levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, do not provide clarity on how to choose the best, and most cost effective, therapy.

CVS says LDL targets are needed now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Praluent, a potent new drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA that works by blocking a protein called PCSK9 that helps LDL cholesterol stay in the bloodstream. An FDA decision on a second PCSK9 inhibitor, Amgen Inc's Repatha, is expected later this month.

CVS and other pharmacy benefit managers are concerned about the cost of the PCSK9s compared with older cholesterol fighters such as statins, which are available as generics for less than $50 a month. Praluent, given by injection, has a list price of almost $15,000 a year.

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Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc seen at Showtime's Annual Summer Soiree at 2015 TCA held at the Pacific Design Center on Monday, August 10, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau

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Sorry For 'Inappropriate' Tweet

Disney

US entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologise after one of its Japanese language tweets was criticised for being insensitive as the country commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing.

The company's Japanese unit, referencing the animated film "Alice in Wonderland", took to social media on Sunday with a message about the movie's well-known "unbirthdays".

The original English tweet wished followers a "very merry unbirthday".

In Disney's original film, characters celebrate an "unbirthday" -- every day of the year except their own birthday -- during a party with Alice.

However, the Japanese tweet's wording translated as "a day of nothing" -- and coincided with commemorations for the more than 74,000 people killed when the US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

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Singer Sam Smith, right, takes a selfie next to his wax figure at Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.
Photo by Jeff Chiu

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Australian Homebrew

Vegemite

Australia's indigenous affairs minister warned Sunday about the use of popular spread Vegemite to make homebrew liquor in remote communities where alcohol is banned, describing it as a "precursor to misery".

The sticky spread, made from yeast extract, is an Australian icon and similar to its British cousin Marmite.

But in some remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory where liquor is banned to stem alcohol-related problems, minister Nigel Scullion had heard of Vegemite being used to concoct the homebrew, his spokeswoman told AFP.

The Mail said Vegemite was being made into alcohol in large quantities such as in bathtubs in backyards.

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A student blows bubbles on the first day of the university introduction days for students in the Wilhelminapark in Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 10, 2015. First year students attend introduction days ahead of their studies.
Photo by Bas Czerwinski

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Not Linked To Later Health Issues

Chronic

A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University has indicated that smoking marijuana in your teens is not linked to later mental and physical health issues as numerous studies have previously claimed.

In the wake of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in the District of Columbia and a handful of US states, the issue remains under intense scrutiny. An even greater number of states have already legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes.

To get to the bottom of this issue, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University, led by Jordan Bechtold, PhD, a psychology research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, conducted research that was an offshoot of the Pittsburgh Youth Study, which began tracking 14-year-old male Pittsburgh public school students in the late 1980s to analyze various health and social issues. In that 12-year study, participants were surveyed annually or semiannually, and a follow-up survey was conducted with 408 participants in 2009-10 when they were 36 years old. The study sample was 54 percent black, 42 percent white and 4 percent other races or ethnicities.

The present study investigated whether community-residing black and white men who displayed different patterns of marijuana use from adolescence to the mid-20s (from age 15 to 26) exhibited different self-reported physical (e.g., asthma, high blood pressure) and mental (e.g., depression, psychosis) health problems in their mid-30s. Importantly, the associations between early patterns of marijuana use and later health were examined after controlling for several confounding factors, including socioeconomic status, co-occurring use of other substances, physical/mental health problems that predated regular marijuana use, and access to medical care. In addition, analyses examined whether black men were more susceptible to the negative health effects of early onset chronic marijuana use than white men.

Full text of the article is available from the APA Public Affairs Office and at www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/adb-adb0000103.pdf

Chronic

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Pied tamarin twins babies seat on the back of their mother Lia at the zoo in Erfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The two babies, whose gender is not yet known, were born on July 31, 2015.
Photo by Jens Meyer

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