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High Times

High Times is a monthly magazine and cannabis brand with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The magazine was founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade and the publication advocates the legalization of cannabis; the magazine has been involved in the marijuana-using counterculture since its inception. The magazine was founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade of the Underground Press Syndicate. High Times was meant to be a joke: a single-issue lampoon of Playboy, substituting weed for sex; the magazine was at the beginning funded by drug money from the sale of illegal marijuana. But the magazine found an audience, in November 2009, celebrated its 35th anniversary. Like Playboy, each issue contains a centerfold photo; the magazine soon became a monthly publication with a growing circulation, audited by ABC as reaching 500,000 copies an issue, rivaling Rolling Stone and National Lampoon. In 2014, its website was read by 500,000 to 5 million users each month; the staff grew to 40 people. In addition to high-quality photography, High Times featured cutting-edge journalism covering a wide range of topics, including politics, drugs, sex and film.

Tom Forçade was quoted as saying "Those cavemen must've been stoned, no pun intended." Tom Forçade's previous attempts to reach a wide counterculture audience by creating a network of underground papers had failed though he had the support of several noteworthy writers and artists. Yet, through High Times, Forçade was able to get his message to the masses without relying on mainstream media. In January 2017, the magazine announced it would be relocated to an office in Los Angeles permanently; this followed the legalization of marijuana including California. High Times acquired cannabis media company Green Rush Daily Inc. on April 5, 2018. The deal was valued at $6.9 million. Green Rush Daily founder Scott McGovern joined the magazine as Senior Executive Vice President; the High Times Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Lester Grinspoon, Jack Herer, Keith Stroup and Michelle Aldrich, Richard Lee, Vivian McPeak, Dennis Peron, Rick Steves, Chuck Ream, Marc Emery, Steve DeAngelo, James J. Goodwin and Subcool.

Freedom Fighter of the Month awards are awarded monthly in the magazine. Freedom Fighter of the Year is awarded to an activist annually for extraordinary commitment to the cause of cannabis. Winners include Debby Goldsberry, Mason Tvert Each year High Times inducts a member of the counterculture, living or deceased, into the Counterculture Hall of Fame Award. STASH Awards - Significant Technological Advancements in Secretive Horticulture award Produced the 1978 documentary D. O. A. directed by Lech Kowalski Produced the 1989 documentary Chef Ra Escapes Babylon directed by Scott Kennedy Produced the 1990 documentary Let Freedom Ring, starring Willie Nelson, Gatewood Galbraith, Chef RA and the Soul Assassins, directed by Bob Brandel Produced the 1995 documentary 8th Cannabis Cup, starring the Cannabis Cup Band, directed by Beth Lasch Produced the 1996 documentary 9th Cannabis Cup, starring John Trudell and Murphy's Law, directed by John Veit Produced the 1999 documentary 11th Cannabis Cup, starring John Sinclair and the Blues Scholars, directed by Steven Hager Produced the 2000 documentary Grow Secrets of the Dutch Masters directed by Steven Hager Co-produced the 2002 indie comedy Potluck, featuring Frank Adonis, Theo Kogan, Jason Mewes and Tommy Chong and directed by Alison Thompson Produced the 2003 documentary High Times Presents The Cannabis Cup directed by Steven Hager, distributed by Koch Entertainment Produced the 2003 documentary Ganja Gourmet directed by David Bienenstock and starring Chef RA Produced the 2005 documentary Jorge Cervantes Ultimate Grow DVD, directed by David Bienenstock Produced the 2010 documentary High Times presents Nico Escondido's Grow Like a Pro DVD, Written by Nico Escondido.

Starring Nico Escondido. Feature length, educational, HD; the High Times Encyclopedia of Recreational Drugs. Stonehill Pub Co. 1978. ISBN 0-88373-082-0. Gaskin, Stephen. Cannabis Spirituality: Including 13 Guidelines for Sanity and Safety. High Times Books/ editor Steven Hager. ISBN 0-9647858-6-2. Krassner, Paul. Pot Stories for the Soul. High Times Books/ editor: Steven Hager. ISBN 1-893010-02-3. Eudaley, Chris. How to Be a Pot Star Like Me: What Every Marijuana Enthusiast Should Know. High Times Books. ISBN 1-893010-06-6. Krassner, Paul. Psychedelic Trips for the Mind. High Times Books/ editor: Steven Hager. ISBN 1-893010-07-4. Hager, Steven. Adventures in the Counterculture: From Hip Hop to High Times. High Times Books. ISBN 1-893010-14-7. Nocenti, Annie; the High Times Reader. New York: Nation Books. ISBN 1-56025-624-9. Bienenstock, David; the Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook. High Times Books. ISBN 978-0-8118-6205-9. Lewin, Natasha; the Official High Times Pot Smoker's Activity Book. Chronicle Books. ISBN 978-0-8118-6206-6.

Danko, Danny. The Official High Times Field Guide to Marijuana Strains. High Times Books. ISBN 978-1-893010-28-4. Abrahamian, Atossa Araxia. "Baking Bad: A Potted History of High Times". The Nation. Retrieved November 4, 2013. Curley, Mallory. A Cookie Mueller Encyclopedia. Randy Press. High Times magazine website

Toil (Shlonsky poem)

"Toil" is a 1928 poem by Avraham Shlonsky. The poem forms part of a sequence named after Mount Gilboa. and reflects the author's life six years after his arrival in Palestine, while working on paving roads with other members of the Third Aliyah. The poem begins "We have a small hand with five fingers; the pulse beats at their beginning and at their end—fingernails." The poem is celebrated for its re-imagining of the religious imagery of Judaism in terms of the settlers' Zionist pioneer construction ethic. An example is found in how prayer shawls and phylacteries are used as metaphors to describe the emotions of the pioneers as they build roads: "Dress me, good mother, in a glorious robe of many colors..." In the poem "toil" becomes a form of worship itself, or, per Chowers, "an altar at which to worship". The poem has been translated into English several times: Rebecca Mintz, Modern Hebrew Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Leah Goldberg "Al arba'a shirim shel A. Shlonsky", Moznayim.38.5-6 T. Carmi, The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse The Palestine-Israel Journal - Online text of the poem

Andy Clarke

Andrew Weston Clarke is an English former footballer. A striker, he scored 74 goals in 410 league games in a 14-year career in the English Football League. After helping Barnet to the Conference title in 1990–91, he was signed to Wimbledon, a Football League side, at the late age of 23, he played for the "Dons" in the Premier League, before being loaned out to Port Vale in 1998 and Northampton Town in 1999. He joined Peterborough United in June 1999, scored the only goal of the Third Division play-off final in 2000, he retired in May 2005. Clarke started playing Sunday League football in the Greek Community League, before he was signed to Barnet by manager Barry Fry, he scored on his debut for the "Bees" in a 5–1 defeat at Sutton United on 6 May 1989. He made a huge impression at Underhill over the next eighteen months, was named as the club's Player of the Year for 1990, he represented the England Non-League XI before signing for Ray Harford's Wimbledon in February 1991 for £250,000 – a record fee for a non-league player.

At the end of the season, Barry Fry led the "Bees" to promotion to the Football League as champions of the Conference. Clarke was thrown into the first team at Plough Lane, playing 12 league games and scoring three goals as the "Dons" finished seventh in the First Division. New boss Joe Kinnear led the club to a 13th-place finish in 1991–92; the club became founder members of the Premier League, posting a 12th-place finish in 1992–93. Despite being forced to play their home games at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park, they rose to sixth in 1993–94, finishing higher than all London clubs except Arsenal. Wimbledon finished ninth in 1994–95, he scored four goals in 1995 -- 96. Clarke hit the net just once in 1996–97 as the "Crazy Gang" hit eighth in the league, reached the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions, he played 20 games in 1997 -- 98, again scoring just one goal. In total he played 212 cup games for the club, scoring 23 goals. Clarke started the 1998–99 campaign on loan at First Division side Port Vale, but made just six goalless appearances for John Rudge's "Valiants".

He spent four weeks on loan at Second Division side Northampton Town in January 1999, but made just four goalless appearances for the struggling Sixfields side. He was given a free transfer in June 1999, joined Third Division club Peterborough United, he rediscovered his scoring form at London Road under Barry Fry, his former manager at Barnet, bagging 18 goals in 43 appearances in 1999–2000. The "Posh" finished fifth, Clarke scored at Underhill in a 5–1 win over Barnet in the play-off semi-finals, he went on to score in the play-off Final at Wembley, the only goal of the game, to take Peterborough into the Second Division. Clarke hit 11 goals in 48 games in 2000–01, helping Peterborough to acclimatise well to the third tier. In December 2001 he failed a random drugs test – the results being released in February the following year. Accepting his explanation that it was a'one-off' he was given a four-week ban, he signed a new contract with the club in April 2002, returned to the first team. On the field, he hit eight goals in 37 games in 2001–02.

Scoring 19 goals in 48 games, he described the 2002–03 season as his "best ever". He scored 12 goals in 50 games in 2003–04, helping Peterborough to avoid relegation by three places and two points. In May 2004 the 36-year-old put pen to paper on a new one-year contract, he remained popular throughout his time at Peterborough though he only scored three goals in 37 appearances in the 2004–05 relegation campaign, before being released in May 2005. In all he scored 73 goals in 266 appearances in all competitions for Peterborough. After retiring, he worked on a market stall in the centre of Barnet. Source: IndividualBarnet F. C. Player of the Year: 1990BarnetConference National champion: 1990–91Peterborough UnitedFootball League Third Division play-off final winner: 2000

Children's Acute Transport Service

The Children’s Acute Transport Service is a publicly funded specialised regional intensive care transport service for critically ill children. CATS is the busiest Paediatric Intensive Care Transport Service in the UK and covers the 50 District General Hospitals in the North Thames and East Anglia regions of England. CATS is part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Only a proportion of hospitals have a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit PICU. Therefore, most critically ill children present to hospitals without a PICU. Paediatric Intensive Care Transport Services are designed to provide the safe and rapid transfer of these children to a regional PICU. CATS was created in 2001 as a collaborative service for the North Thames Regional PICU's: The Royal Brompton Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. CATS receives ~ 2200 referral performs ~ 1200 critical care retrievals each year. Over 75% of these children are too unwell to breathe for themselves and require anaesthesia and a ventilator.

A third need inotropic support, about 5% require inhaled nitric oxide during transport. Telephone advice, liaison with sub-specialist medical services and outreach education are important parts of the service's activity. Service Level Agreements exist with Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for ECMO retrievals. CATS provide a paediatric intensive care transport service with Great Ormond Street Hospital for retrieval of children with Vein of Galen malformations requiring radiological ablation. 5-10% of retrievals are performed by air ambulance. This is via fixed-wing aircraft. For many of these urgent long distance transfers, the team works with the aircraft and the crews of the RAF Search and Rescue Force. CATS have moved many paediatric patients internationally. CAMTS AccreditationCATS has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems; this independent, non-profit agency audits medical transport services against industry-established criteria.

CATS accreditation is for fixed-wing and rotary wing air medical transport services as well as ground inter-facility critical care services. Health and Social Care AwardDepartment of Health and Social Care Award, National Winners 2005. NHS intensive care consultants are responsible for service delivery, supervision of junior medical staff, provision of outreach education and service development. All full-time CATS consultant intensivists, cover sessions in PICU/anaesthesia to maintain competencies in their base speciality. A team of full-time CATS nurses is responsible for service delivery, co-ordination of the outreach education program, in-house training. In addition, over 50 nurses rotate from each of the 3 PICUs to cover the rota. A team of administrators provide 24-hour cover for the Referral Hotline and co-ordinate incoming referrals and communication with clinical team members. Road ambulance retrievals are provided by St John Ambulance using bespoke CATS designed intensive care ambulances.

CATS is the subject of an eight-part series called Children's Emergency, produced by September Films for BBC One. It aired between 4 May and 23 June 2010; these are some excerpts from the TV series: YouTube Children's Emergency Trailer YouTube Dr Christian Pathak saves another Child YouTube Dr Christian Pathak in Action YouTube Dr Christian Pathak on duty in Chelsea YouTube Dr Christian Pathak in the PICU Lampariello S, Clement M, Aralihond AP, et al.. "Stabilisation of critically ill children at the district general hospital prior to intensive care retrieval: a snapshot of current practice". Archives of Disease in Childhood. 95: 681–685. Doi:10.1136/adc.2008.151266. PMID 19666940. Ramnarayan P. "Measuring the performance of an inter-hospital transport service". Archives of Disease in Childhood. 94: 414–6. Doi:10.1136/adc.2008.147314. PMID 19174393. Lutman D, Petros A. "Inhaled nitric oxide in neonatal and paediatric transport". Early Human Development. 84: 725–9. Doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2008.08.003. PMID 18945562.

Official website CATS Guidelines CATS annual report Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Website Paediatric Intensive Care Society Website

Lafayette Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota

Lafayette Township is a township in Nicollet County, United States. The population was 724 at the 2000 census. Lafayette Township was organized in 1858, named for Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, a French general and American Revolutionary War general. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 50.5 square miles, of which 50.4 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 724 people, 265 households, 218 families residing in the township; the population density was 14.4 people per square mile. There were 275 housing units at an average density of 5.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 99.59% White, 0.14% Asian, 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population. There were 265 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.1% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.4% were non-families.

14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.04. In the township the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.1 males. The median income for a household in the township was $51,319, the median income for a family was $55,083. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $26,696 for females; the per capita income for the township was $23,397. About 5.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over

Abdul Razzaq Gilani

ʿAbd al-Razzāq b. ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī known as Abū Bakr al-Jīlī or ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Jīlānī for short, or reverentially as Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-Jīlānī by Sunni Muslims, was a Persian Sunni Muslim Hanbali theologian, jurist and Sufi mystic based in Baghdad. As the son and spiritual heir of the renowned jurist and mystic Abdul-Qadir Gilani, the founder of the Qadiriyya order of Sunni mysticism, Abdul-Razzaq Gilani received his initial training in all the traditional Islamic sciences under his forebear, prior to setting out "on his own to attend the lectures of other prominent Hanbali scholars" in his region. Abdul-Razzaq is sometimes given the Arabic honorary epithet Tāj al-Dīn in Sunni tradition, due to his reputation as an outstanding jurisconsult and mystic of the Hanbali school. Abdul Razzaq Gilani was born on September 1134 in Baghdad, his father Abdul Qadir Gilani was accorded as a Hasani and Husayni Sayyid, i.e. his maternal and paternal ancestry included Hasan and Husayn ibn Ali, the sons of Ali, cousin of Muhammad, Fatimah, Muhammad's daughter.

His full name is, Sultan-ul-Faqr IV Abu Bakr Taj-ud-Din Shaikh Syed Abdul Razzaq Jilani, the word Syed denotes his descent from Muhammad. The name Taj-ud-Din describes him as a "crown of religion" as he was the Mufti of Iraq during his time; the phrase, al-Jilani refers to Gilan, the place of his father's birth and he carried the family name. However, Abdul Razzaq carried the epithet, Sultan ul Faqr IV, referring to his spiritual status, his patronymic is Abu Bakr although taken as part of his name. He got religious and spiritual education directly from his father benefitting other scholars of his time, he got knowledge of hadith and Fiqh from his father and learned group of scholars of that time. Being a Mufti of Iraq and due to his excellence as a jurist and scholar, he got the title of ‘Taj-ud-Din’ which means ‘the crown of religion’, he was known for his renunciation sending most of his time in prayers and dhikr. He only met people to preach turning many devotees into notable mystics. Hafiz Imad-ud-Din Ibn-e-Kathir writes, "Hazrat Abdul Razzaq was accomplished mystic and pious person.

No one among the children of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jillani was more accomplished than him. He rejected worldly riches and high posts, he always looked forward to the hereafter. He listened and learnt Hadith from many scholars and many people learnt Hadith from him". One day Shaikh Abdul Razzaq was present in the assembly of his father; some mysterious and invisible beings were flying in sky, he saw them with fear but Ghaus-ul-Azam told him not to worry as he was one of them. Hazrat Abu Zura'a Zahir Bin Al-Muqqadas Al-Dari is reported to have said, “Today, a few such people are present here who live across the mountain of Qa'f Qudas, their foot steps are in the air, their cloaks and the crowns of love of Allah on their heads are burning due to the extreme fire of Divine passion." Shaikh Abdul Razzaq was sitting close to the chair of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani, listening to his words, he rose his head and gazed at the sky, in a moment his cloak and turban started burning and he fainted. Abdul Qadir Jilani rose up and put the fire out with his hands saying "Oh Abdul Razzaq you are one of them".

Abu Zura'a says. He explained that when he gazed at the sky he saw some celestial spiritual people in the air whose cloaks and turbans were blazing with the extreme fire of Divine passion and they were circling and dancing in the air, they were thundering like clouds with the ache of Divine love. Seeing them he felt the same". According to the author of Tuhfat-ul-Qaderia, He was father of five sons. Syed Imaaduddeen Abu Saleh Abdullāh Nasr Jilani, Syed Abul Qasim Abdul Raheem Jilani, Syed Abu Muhammad Ismāeel Jilani, Syed Abu Mohsin Fazlullāh Jilani and Syed Jamalullāh Jilani. Syed Abdul Razzaq Jilani is the forefather of Jilanis of Sindh, Afghanistan, North Western Frontier Province and some other parts of India; the founder of the Qadiriyya, Abdul Qadir Jilani, was preacher. Having been a pupil at the school of Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi he became the leader of this school after his death in 1119 CE. Being the new shaykh, he and his large family lived comfortably in the madrasa until his death in 1166, when his son, Abdul Razzaq, succeeded his father as the sheikh.

The Qadiriyya flourished and remained an influential Sunni institution. By the end of the fifteenth century the Qadiriyya had distinct branches and had spread to Morocco, Turkey, Ethiopia and present-day Mali. In the Indian subcontinent, Sultan Bahoo is held responsible for spreading Qadiriyya order, his method of spreading the teachings of the Sufi doctrine of Faqr through his Punjabi couplets and through his writings which exceeded to more than 140. He granted the method of Dhikr and stressed that the way to reach Divinity is not through asceticism or excessive or lengthy prayers but it is selfless love carved out of annihilation in Allah called Divine Love; the saintly lineage of Faqr reaches Syed Abdul Razzaq Jilani in the following order: Muhammad'Alī bin Abī Ṭālib al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī Habib al Ajami Dawud Tai Maruf Karkhi Sirri Saqti Junaid Baghdadi Abu Bakr Shibli Abdul Aziz bin Hars bin Asad Yemeni Tamimi Abu Al Fazal Abdul Wahid Yemeni Tamimi Mohammad Yousuf Abu al-Farah Tartusi Abu-al-Hassan Ali Bin Mohammad Qureshi Hankari Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi S