Weekly News Roundup

April 6, 2018

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have Separated

Another one of Hollywood’s power couples have decided to call it quits after their nine-year marriage. They both announced the news on their separate Instagram accounts saying that “love is a beautiful adventure which is taking us on different paths for now.” They have a four-year old daughter, Everly.

Female YouTube Shooter 

Nasim Aghdam opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, shooting three employees before turning the gun on herself.The woman was upset with YouTube’s practices and policies with the shooters father, describing his daughter in an interview with local media as “angry” with the company after it stopped paying her for videos she posted to the platform. She recently complained that YouTube was “ruining her life,” CBS reports.

Nasim reportedly let off as many as 40 shots with a 9mm handgun at the company, wounding a man and two women sitting at an outdoor seating area. The shooting spree caused terror and chaos on the campus, where roughly 2,000 people work.

Sally Pearson to Withdraw from the Commonwealth Games

Star Australian hurdler Sally Pearson has withdrawn from the Games after an Achilles tendon injury.

The 31-year-old has been battling a nagging Achilles tendon complaint that threatened her participation in the Games on her native Gold Coast.

Pearson, who began 2018 as the reigning world champion, admitted the injury had been a long-term issue and that the “last few months have been the hardest”, as she had not been able to do as much “technical work” over the hurdles at training as she had hoped.

Mick Fanning has come Second in The Bells Beach Classic

Three-time surfing world champion Mick Fanning has ended his professional surfing career with a commendable second-place finish at today’s Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach event.

Fanning has won 22 world tour events, including four at Bells, but has decided to call it quits after this event, saying the hunger to compete is no longer there.

“I’m not too fussed [about winning],” Fanning said ahead of the tournament.

“I just want to go out there and put on a good performance.”

Fellow Australian Stephanie Gilmore today won her fourth Bells Beach event.

Tasmania is Australia’s Worst State for their Nicotine Habits

Tasmania’s nicotine usage remains the highest in the country, figures from the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program show.

The latest report revealed Tasmania still leads the nation in smoking, following nicotine usage rates that exceeded the national average in the previous two.

Also, Hobart topped the nation’s capital cities in pharmaceutical opioids consumption and in the use of recreational psychostimulant drug, MDA.

The report also revealed that, as of December 2017, while the use of MDMA and heroin decreased in Hobart it increased in regional areas.

Similar results were found for cocaine and methylamphetamine, or ice, with increases in consumption across the board.

Overall, nicotine and alcohol remain the highest consumed substances.

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