View comments Suzuki, however, suffered an injury that forced him to withdraw from the fight and be replaced by his compatriot Yosuke Saruta.Pacio said he didn’t have any problems with taking on a different foe considering Suzuki pulled out from the bout early with still three weeks of preparation left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It happened three weeks ago so I was able to change my mindset and shift my focus on Saruta,” Pacio told Filipino scribes Friday.Although it would’ve been ideal for Pacio to have his shot at redemption against Suzuki, who beat him by first-round submission in August 2017, the Team Lakay standout stressed it’s imperative for a champion to stake his title against any challenger. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Terrence Romeo rues injury in underwhelming San Miguel debut “For me as a champion, my job is to defend the title against anyone. We need to be prepared for anything that may come even if there’s last-minute changes or whatever.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ JAKARTA, Indonesia—Joshua Pacio was initially slated to defend his strawweight title in a rematch with Hayato Suzuki of Japan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion
Chairperson of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Hyacinth Lightbourne says regulations being developed to guide a legal hemp industry in Jamaica should be in place next year.She made the disclosure during a session on medical marijuana at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on Tuesday (July 25) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Downtown Kingston.Ms. Lightbourne said that a systematic approach is being taken to the hemp industry’s establishment in Jamaica, relative to that for marijuana (ganja), “because hemp that is planted too close to ganja breeds the possibility of cross pollination.”In this regard, she said advice is being sought in relation to minimising this possibility and “whether or not it has to be done specifically indoors.”“Unfortunately, we live on a small island that (can be impacted by) hurricanes; so the possibility of cross pollination is high,” she said.In the meantime, Ms. Lightbourne said measures are being implemented to ensure that small farmers are included in the discussions going forward.Cannabis is divided into two major pure strains – Indica and Sativa. Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa strain.However, while Cannabis and Hemp are from the same species, they have very diverse applications.Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica strains are mostly used for psychotropic and medicinal uses. Hemp, however, is almost entirely used for industrial purposes.The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries that was established in 2015 under the Dangerous Drug (Amendment) Act, to formulate and regulate Jamaica’s legal ganja and hemp industry.
APTN National NewsAn elder from Kitigan Zibi in Quebec is being remembered by the university of Ottawa.Willam Commanda was well known for his wisdom and dedication to his people.And now the faculty of arts building is named after him.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.