3 May
2021

Indiana DNR Law Enforcement hosts largest indoor archery tournament

first_imgThe National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) continues to grow in Indiana. Over 425 schools have the NASP program as part of the curriculum. The program is affecting approximately 60,000 students annually.The DNR Law Enforcement Division has certified over 1700 teachers as instructors in the NASP program.  The Division is working with schools across the state with the ambitious goal of adding a minimum of 45 schools a year.  Students participate by shooting a Genesis compound bow at an international competition scoring target.  The program has shown results of improving student attendance, attitude, behavior, and overall learning experience. It teaches the students to be safe, courteous, and sportsmanship as well as other life skills.Students are given an opportunity to join competitive archery teams to represent their schools at tournaments across the state.  In January, over 3,300 shooters participated in qualifying events which were held to obtain an invitation to the state tournament. While not all the teams qualify for this event, the lessons the program is designed to teach will be achieved by everyone who participates in the program at any level.“NASP has created an opportunity for anyone to join a team and compete at all levels. While the program has incorporated some competition, the main focus is to teach life skills that can be used in everyday situations”, said Outdoor Education Lt. Larry Morrison.  “Archery teaches concentration, poise, relaxation and commitment to practice, which translates to a better student in the classroom”.“Approximately 2700 competitive shooters representing over 150 qualifying schools statewide will be competing on the international bllseye target range and NASP/IBO 3-D Challenge at this year’s State NASP tournament”, said Outdoor Education Coordinator Chris Clark.The Indiana State NASP tournament will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon and Champions Pavilion on Saturday March 11th, beginning at 7:30 A.M.For more information visit the Indiana NASP website:  http://indiananasp.com/FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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3 Mar
2021

Video: Logano confronts Hamlin after Bristol race

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27 Sep
2020

Portugal decriminalised drugs resulting in teen use doubling in a decade

first_imgDaily Mail 31 October 2014Family First Comment: Drug proponents like the Drug Foundation promote Portugal as the model for decriminalisation of dope. Here’s what they DON’T tell you! The nation held up by the Liberal Democrats yesterday as a shining example of how to win the war on drugs is far from the unqualified success story they make out.For the number of children using drugs in Portugal has more than doubled since the country’s laws were liberalised, the latest figures show. A decade after the law was relaxed, nearly a fifth of 15 and 16-year-olds use drugs – well over twice the number in the years before decriminalisation.The controversial Home Office report commissioned by the Liberal Democrats states: ‘It is clear that there has not been a lasting and significant increase in drug use in Portugal since 2001.’ But the evidence suggests otherwise.The most recent independent report on what is happening in Portugal shows that in 1995 eight per cent of Portuguese teenagers had tried drugs.In 1999, when laws began to be relaxed, it was 12 per cent.But after decriminalisation in 2001, it rose to 18 per cent in 2003 and 19 per cent in 2011. The picture for cannabis use is similar. In 1995, only 7 per cent of Portuguese teens had tried the drug but by 2011 the figure was 16 per cent.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2815084/Portugal-decriminalised-drugs-Results-Use-teens-doubled-decade-nearly-fifth-15-16-year-olds-using-drugs.htmllast_img read more

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