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  • How to buy recreational pot online in Ontario once pot is legalized

    first_imgTORONTO – When recreational cannabis is legalized on Oct. 17, the only legal retailer in Ontario will be the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store through its online website OCS.ca.The site will be up and running at 12:01 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and consumers will be able access it from computers and mobile devices. The products offered for sale will include dried flower, oils, capsules, pre-rolled joints and accessories, but no seeds for the time being. The government has not released a list of prices, but said they would be competitive to compete with the illicit market.Here’s a primer on how to purchase marijuana online:— Shoppers will be asked to enter their full birth date and then confirm their age. Only those who confirm they are 19 years of age or older will be able to access the site. No proof of age will be required.— Shoppers will have the option to check out educational resources if they want to learn about cannabis, including the plant’s anatomy, facts about consumption and how to choose cannabis products. The information is already available on the newly launched website OCSlearn.ca.— Shoppers will then be able to choose from cannabis products including dried flower — there will be 70 strains at first, with that number expected to eventually reach 150 — oils and capsules, pre-rolled joints as well as accessories like vapourizers, rolling papers and trays.— Each product listing information will include the brand and licensed producer, a description, price (including taxes), percentage of THC and CBD, plant type and terpenes, which are fragrant oils found in plants which produce a unique taste and smell.— Shoppers will not be able to buy more than 30 grams of cannabis at one time, in line with the maximum amount allowed for one person to carry in public under law. However, they will be able to place several online orders.— Only VISA or MasterCard will be accepted for online purchases, but OCS officials say they will look at adding other payment options in the future. It is not known how the purchase will appear on the credit card statements, but OCS officials have said the word “cannabis” won’t be included.— When checking out, customers will be required to confirm that they are 19 years of age or older, again.— Deliveries will be made to Ontario addresses only by Canada Post at a flat rate of $5, and will take between one to three business days.— Purchases from the OCS will be in plain packaging and delivered only to anyone who answers the door and is 19 or older. As with other products that require age verification, if the person accepting the package looks under the age of 25, identification will be required. When no one is available, the package will be sent back to the nearest post office. For those who live in condominiums, however, a concierge will not be able to accept the package.SOURCE: Ontario Cannabis Storelast_img read more

  • 20 Images from Xavier Dolans The Death and Life of John F

    first_img Facebook Frequently, the most unexpected correspondences can lead us onto new paths. Xavier Dolan, the French-Canadian director of such films as Mommy, Laurence Anyways and Tom at the Farm, is exploring such a correspondence with his first English-language feature, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. It was also an unexpected chain of messages with Dolan that put Collider on a plane to London to view a few days of intense emotional scenes lensed by Dolan in the English countryside and London alleyways. I got a rare chance as a journalist to sit next to an Award-winning director as he directed Award-winning actors and view, firsthand, his level of precision in framing both the picture and the emotional reactions of Natalie Portman and Jacob Tremblay.We’ll have much more about the production of the film, including a lengthy conversation with Dolan and members of the cast, in due time. But at this current moment we’re excited to debut the first images of scenes and behind-the-scenes pictures from the film and give some extra context to the characters that the actors are playing.While the film boasts a starry ensemble, few share scenes together. This made it easier to get talent when they were needed, but it also has made for a lengthy production process in multiple locations, spanning a year and a half shoot. Yet, that process also allowed for Dolan to take breaks and edit the film in between the next shoot. The official synopsis for the film is as follows:A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives. Although the logline doesn’t mention a mother, don’t worry Dolan-ites, the tumultuous mother-son relationship that Dolan has traversed throughout his career is just as strong as ever. “When editing, [during a lengthier shooting break] it became clear that the heart of this film would be the mother-son relationships,” Dolan said. “And you, know that realization didn’t bother me. I could spend the rest of my life talking about mothers and sons and still be making a completely different movie than the last.”The story of John F. Donovan spans more than a decade as the timeline begins with the news of the death of the titular character, John F. Donovan (Kit Harrington), which reverberates back to his life and numerous characters he interacted with that positively and negatively affected him. Then the story moves forward ten years past his death, when the younger recipient of a correspondence is himself an actor and is opening up about the previous written relationship he had with Donovan to a journalist, Audrey Newhouse (Thandie Newton).READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

  • Missing 15yearold located in Grande Prairie

    first_imgUPDATE: The Grande Prairie RCMP say that Cialan Zabel has been located safe and unharmed.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old boy who went missing over the weekend.Cialan Zabel was reported missing on Sunday after he was last seen at his home in Grande Prairie at around 5:30 p.m. last Friday. Zabel is described as: Caucasian, standing 5’9″ tall, weighing 160 lbs., with dark blonde hair and brown eyes.He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black sweater.There is a concern for Zabel’s well-being, and the RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible.If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.comlast_img read more

  • Morocco police block launch of rappers new album

    first_imgRABAT – Police disrupted the launch Thursday of a new album by rapper Mouad Belghouat, an outspoken voice of Morocco’s February 20 pro-reform movement who spent a year in jail, witnesses said.Belghouat, released from prison last year after serving a one-year sentence for defaming the police in his songs, had planned to present his album “Walou” (Nothing) at the Karama bookshop in Casablanca at 1800 GMT.But dozens of police were deployed nearby, and shortly before the event they ordered the bookshop shut, said Abdou Berrada, one of the organisers. “They then told those who had come for the launch to leave,” he added, speaking by phone.Contacted by AFP, the interior ministry declined to comment on the incident.“This ban proves once again that the authorities are determined to prevent politically engaged artists from expressing themselves,” Belghouat told AFP.He said the album, his first since being released from jail, had taken him a lot of time and effort.The rapper, who goes by the rap name Al-Haqed (The Rancorous), is known for writing songs critical of Morocco’s monarchy and political establishment.He became a public face of the February 20 movement which was born out of the Arab Spring protests sweeping the region in 2011 and demanded extensive reforms in Morocco.He was convicted in March 2012 over a song he wrote called “Dogs of the State,” which denounced police corruption and was deemed an affront to Morocco’s entire police force.While in prison, he was awarded an “integrity” prize by Transparency Morocco, for his “honesty and the justice of his fight” for a better society.last_img read more

  • Defence Ministry declares amnesty period to surrender illegal firearms

    The Ministry of Defence said that persons in possession of any such firearms are requested to hand over them to the nearest Police Station, Divisional Secretariat or District Secretariat during the above-mentioned period. The Government today announced an amnesty period to surrender illegal firearms.The Ministry of Defence declared a general amnesty period from 25th April to 05th May 2016 for the surrender of illegal firearms to the Government.

  • Library hosts Pi Day celebrations Thursday

    Pie, anyone? In honour of ?, the library will be serving pie on March 14.Pie makes the world a better place.And so does Pi.In honour of that number that goes on ad infinitum but is better known as 3.14 or ? (Pi), the James A. Gibson Library’s data research services team will host the annual Brock University Pi Day celebration on Thursday, March 14 by serving pie.Slices of the baked goodness will be dished out from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Map Library, MC C306.Pi Day is observed around the world on March 14 because it is the date equivalent of the ratio ? (approximately 3.14).The free event, open to all, highlights the importance of numeracy, proving that numbers can be fun and delicious. read more

  • Aphria to begin trading on NYSE on Friday under APHA ticker symbol

    LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. says it has been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange and will begin trading on the U.S. market on Friday.The company will trade under the ticker symbol APHA.Aphria also says it will change its Toronto Stock Exchange symbol from APH on Friday to match its U.S. ticker symbol.Once trading starts on the NYSE, Aphria says it plans to delist its shares from the OTCQB.Existing shares of Aphria, which traded on the OTCQB under the ticker symbol APHQF, will trade on the NYSE.Several other Canadian licensed pot producers have listed their shares south of the border this year, including Aurora Cannabis Inc., Canopy Growth Inc., Cronos Group Inc. and Tilray Inc.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH, TSX:ACB, TSX:WEED, TSX:CRON) read more

  • Colorado warms to pot clubs despite federal uncertainty

    Colorado warms to pot clubs despite federal uncertainty by Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press Posted Feb 16, 2017 1:34 am MDT Last Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, partygoers smoke marijuana during a Prohibition-era themed New Year’s Eve invite-only party celebrating the start of retail pot sales, at a bar in Denver. Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file) DENVER – At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs, while state lawmakers are expected to consider measures to allow either marijuana “tasting rooms” run by marijuana dispensaries, or smoke-friendly clubs akin to cigar bars.Alaska regulators, spooked by how the Trump administration might view marijuana, recently decided not to move forward with rules for use of marijuana at authorized stores, though the issue there isn’t dead.California and Maine voters expressly signed off on public marijuana consumption but haven’t settled on rules. Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation to allow marijuana use at special events like concerts, and in cannabis lounges. But Colorado may be first out of the gate with statewide pot-club regulations, possibly by this summer.Colorado officials from both parties have come around to the idea of Amsterdam-style pot clubs for a simple reason: Everyone is tired of seeing pot smokers on public sidewalks.“It’s a problem we’ve got to address,” said state Sen. Chris Holbert, a suburban Denver Republican who opposed marijuana legalization but doesn’t like seeing its use on the sidewalk, either.Pointing jokingly to his suit and tie, the grey-haired Holbert said he’s even had panhandlers ask him for marijuana near the state capitol.“I mean, look at me. If I’m getting hassled, everyone’s getting hassled,” Holbert told reporters.Democrats here agree tourists need an out-of-sight place to use marijuana.“No voter in Colorado voted to allow the use of marijuana on their sidewalk, in their parks, in their public view,” said Democratic state Rep. Dan Pabon of Denver. “But that’s essentially what we’ve done by not allowing private club space for marijuana uses.”So both parties seem to agree that Colorado needs to allow for places that let patrons smoke weed. But that’s where agreement breaks down.A Republican-sponsored measure to allow marijuana clubs to be regulated like cigar bars was put on hold for a re-write. That’s because sponsors are trying to address concerns that pot clubs shouldn’t allow medical marijuana use, along with other legal wrinkles.“Telling people to socially use their medicine? That’s like we’re legalizing pill parties,” said Rachel O’Bryan, who opposes marijuana clubs and ran an unsuccessful campaign to defeat a Denver social-use measure last fall.There’s also intense disagreement over whether establishing pot clubs would invite a federal crackdown.Some say the clubs would be too much for federal authorities to ignore; others insist the Justice Department would view clubs as a way to keep pot away from children, a priority according to previous Justice Department directions.“Jeff Sessions is the big question mark right now,” said Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Singer, referring to the newly minted, anti-marijuana U.S. attorney general. “I think we need to send a message to him that Colorado’s doing it right.”Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, opposed pot legalization but is undecided on signing a bill to allow clubs. He said he’s not sure how the administration would respond to such establishments.“I don’t know whether we’d be inviting federal intervention, but certainly that’s one argument I’ve heard used persuasively,” Hickenlooper said Thursday.The governor did indicate he’d veto a bill that allowed indoor smoking, not just smoking on enclosed private patios. The Denver clubs would have to abide by clean-air laws banning burned marijuana inside; the statewide proposal would allow indoor smoking with “proper ventilation.”“We spent a long time letting everyone know that smoking is bad for you,” Hickenlooper said. “Just cause that smoke makes you happy, and dumb, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.”The marijuana industry seems frustrated by Colorado’s halting attempts to figure out how to allow pot clubs. Because current marijuana law is vague, Colorado currently has a patchwork of underground clubs, many of them raided when they try to file permits or pay taxes.“The situation right now is a disaster,” said Chris Jetter, a licensed marijuana grower who owned a west Denver pot club that was raided twice. Jetter said authorities took more than six pounds of marijuana, along with tens of thousands in cash, then charged him with illegally distributing pot.(Jetter eventually pleaded guilty to public consumption of marijuana, and was fined $100. He disputes he was doing anything illegal and says he pleaded guilty to end the matter. He has since closed his club.)“Two or more people can get together and consume alcohol almost anywhere, and there’s no problem with that,” Jetter said. “But we’re not treating marijuana like alcohol. What’s going to happen with the feds? If they start kicking in doors, I don’t know. But we need to figure something out.”___Kristen Wyatt can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/APkristenwyatt read more

  • Why Meghan isnt the new Diana whatever George Clooney might think

    The 57-year-old actor spoke in the wake of the fall out from a US magazine interview, in which Meghan’s closest friends revealed she had written to her now-estranged father Thomas Markle in August, begging him to stop talking to the media.  The former TV doctor turned Hollywood megastar, said to be friends with the Sussexes (although no one quite knows how or why), this week claimed that “history is repeating itself” and warned: “We’ve seen how that ends.” George Clooney’s suggestion that the Duchess of Sussex is being “pursued, vilified and chased” in the same way as Princess Diana has raised eyebrows among those who consider ER to be a purely royal reference.  A Sunday tabloid subsequently… read more

  • Alvaro Ferrer is the new force of BM Atletico Madrid

    Ademar LeonAlvaro FerrerBM Atletico MadridGranollers Spanish vice-champion and the second team in Europe, BM Atletico Madrid trying to stay competitive with the best team in Spain or EHF Champions League, despite the fact that some of the best players left the club. New force of Talant Dujshebaev’s team is playmaker, Alvaro Ferrer (30), who is coming from BM Ademar Leon. Ferrer has played only one season in Leon, where he came from Granollers. ← Previous Story Women’s EHF EURO 2012 Logo revealed Next Story → Men’s GB squad for Olympic Games is decided read more

  • NEC Releasing Android Netbook

    first_imgThus far, Android has been been primarily rolled out on smartphones and tablets. NEC bucked the trend by debuting a netbook in Japan that runs the OS, called LifeTouch Note. While NEC didn’t offer a release date, it announced the price: ¥45,000 ($540 USD). LifeTouch Note has a keyboard, seven inch touchscreen, 2MP Webcam, Wi-Fi, GPS, SD, SDHC slots, can support up to 8GB memory, Nvidia Tegra 2 GPU, and Android 2.2 (Froyo). Not bad for a netbook, but those specs come at with a premium price tag. Via Engadgetlast_img read more

  • WWE announces new WWE Network content for 2018 including Mae Young Classic

    first_img During the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that aired on Friday night on WWE Network, a video was played of all the new content that would be coming to the WWE Network later this year, including the following:* WWE 24 specials on The Hardy Boyz, Ronda Rousey and the RAW 25th Anniversary* Season 3 of The Edge and Christian Show* Season 2 of the Camp WWE animated series* Season 4 of WWE Ride Along* New episodes of Table for 3 (One shown was Kurt Angle, AJ Styles and Shane McMahon)* Season 2 of the WWE Storytime animated short series* WWE 365 on AJ Styles* The second annual Mae Young Classic* WWE UK King of the Ring tournament special* Elias: Unplugged music special* The Something to Wrestle With Podcast, by former WWE writer/manager Bruce Prichard, is coming as “Something Else to Wrestle With”* The “Greatest Royal Rumble” live special from Saudi Arabia on April 27thWWE will be releasing their latest subscriber numbers for WWE Network on Monday.From #WWEGRR to the RETURN of #TheECShow, here’s what’s coming YOUR WAY on @WWENetwork… #WWEHOF pic.twitter.com/5tnMuY1UBt— WWE (@WWE) April 7, 2018 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

  • Senate confirms DeVos as education secretary

    first_imgWASHINGTON — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.Two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joined Democrats in a marathon effort to derail the nomination of the wealthy Republican donor. The Senate historian said Pence’s vote was the first by a vice president to break a 50-50 tie on a Cabinet nomination.Despite the win, DeVos emerged bruised from the highly divisive nomination fight. Opposed by half the Senate, she faced criticism, even ridicule for lack of experience and confusion during her confirmation hearing. At one point, she said some schools should have guns because of the threat of grizzly bears.And there has been scathing opposition from teachers unions and civil rights activists over her support of charter schools and her conservative religious ideology.President Donald Trump accused Democrats of seeking to torpedo education progress. In a tweet before the vote, he wrote, “Betsy DeVos is a reformer, and she is going to be a great Education Sec. for our kids!”last_img read more

  • GBPA Announces VAT Readiness Training for Freeport Licencees

    first_img Related Items:derek newbold, GRAND BAHAMA PORT AUTHROTIY, ian rolle, value added tax Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport Grand Bahama, 24 sEPT 2014 – Executives at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) announced today, plans for Value Added Tax (VAT) readiness training for businesses to commence on Grand Bahama in the coming weeks. President, Ian Rolle advises that Freeport businesses will require help to ready their businesses for VAT, with education and planning being essential for a ‘smooth as possible’ implementation process come January 1, 2015.“While there are still some concerns looming as to how VAT will be implemented in the city of Freeport; it does not change the fact that businesses need to be prepared,” Rolle stated.“We have met with the Ministry for Grand Bahama, and Minister Darville has assured us that the Government is carefully reviewing all concerns regarding VAT on services put forward by GBPA and its Licencees. More importantly, this initiative is to assist Licencees in planning, organizing and educating themselves and customers regarding VAT; getting started with training is the best course of action,” Rolle added. “Time is of the essence as we have less than fifteen weeks before the start of the New Year.”He added that tentative dates have been set for October 14th – 17th, 2014, and will cover aspects of VAT registration, reporting and compliance, as well as training on software application.Derek Newbold, Business Development Manager for GBPA and the Invest Grand Bahama Unit (IGB), shared that the initiative will be organized through its Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB).“We can safely say all businesses will be impacted by VAT in some form, and that businesses throughout the country still have a number of concerns regarding its implementation,” cited Newbold. “However, we also have a very clear understanding that while businesses and government may not agree on all points, effective January 1, 2015, VAT in the amount of 7.5% will be enforced across the country. And, in order for businesses to be ready, education, information and training is crucial at this time,” Newbold continued.“The training will span four days, and will engage businesses from all sectors of Grand Bahama’s economy. We encourage Licencees, especially small businesses to capitalize on this opportunity to get preparations for their businesses underway.”Newbold added that details on the training will be announced shortly, but that persons interested in participating in the VAT Readiness Training should contact the IGBSBB office at 350.9061 or 350.9305 to begin registering as space will be limited. NATIVES RIGHT, COUNTRY CAN MAKE IT WITHOUT VATcenter_img Statement by The Right Hon. Perry G. Christie Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on the retirement of Mrs. Wendy Craigg as Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

  • San Diego City Council to decide on tent shelters

    first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A big vote tomorrow on the future of the homeless tents that went up nine months ago during the hepatitis outbreak.Now they could be around San Diego for much longer.KUSI’s Dan Plante joined us outside one of the shelters Monday afternoon with details. Dan Plante, San Diego City Council to decide on tent shelters Posted: September 17, 2018 September 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Dan Plante last_img read more

  • Music books and history

    first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC) in the Capital is all set to being the New year in high spirits. From film screenings to instrumental recitals, the month of January has a lot going on for those who appreciate Hungarian art.Ambassador to Bern (A berni követ), directed by Attila Szász  isa fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern, the film is based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A tense, twist-filled drama plays out behind the closed doors of the embassy, and the international relations soon begin to boil: Hungary’s government demands immediate action, Swiss policemen surround the building and Hungarian immigrants demonstrate on the street. The film will be screened at HICC on January 15 at an event titled Fábri Film Club.Concert Tour: a series of flute and Piano recital by Dávid Simon and János Palojtay will go on from January 20 to February 1 in Delhi and other cities in the country. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDávid Simon (flutist, composer, educator) studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest and at the University of Music and Theater. Since 1996, he has several national and international awards to his credit. As a composer, he has also won special prize of the Béla Bartók competition, organised for the young Hungarian composers. János Palojtay (pianist, soloist, improviser, and composer) began to play piano at the young age of five and began his training of talented students in music at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. He has won several International prizes and participated as a soloist in many international festivals. He is a part of the famous Ludwig Ensemble and has played with various well known orchestras and opera.Petofi Book Club at HICC will be held on January 22. January 22 is the Day of Culture in Hungary. It is the day, when Hungarian poet Ferenc Kölcsey (1790 – 1838) has finished the Himnusz, the verses of the Hungarian Anthem, in 1823. The music was composed by Ferenc Erkel (1810 – 1893) and is played by orchestra or sung, in each festive occasion. There will be a commemorative lecture by Ágnes Kirpalani as well.Cocos Nuciferas (India art fair), Spirit and Matter by MD Deleep (Marc Delorme) and by three woman artistes – Three Generations from Hungary is an art work exhibition to be held from January 27 to February 28.An amalgamated art show under the aegis of India Art Fair, represented by Marc Delorme (a French-Swiss artist) and an exhibition-cum-performance, curated by art historian, writer and curator Katalin Keseru , organised by art consultant Anna Bagyó with the participation of three Hungarian woman artists: Ilona Lovas, Anna Makovecz and Villo Turcsány.Open Day for Schools is a Children’s programme at HICC on January 30 by Johanna Balchandani.This exclusive programme for school children introduces Hungary in terms of its history, geography, people, art and culture.A short documentary film gives a brief snapshot of the country’s landscapes and a firsthand experience on the rich and vibrant culture of Hungary. The students may also get a chance to view the ongoing exhibition at the gallery of the Centre.last_img read more

  • PepsiCo plans new snacks line in Bengal

    first_imgKolkata: PepsiCo India plans to expand its operations in West Bengal with a new production line at its snacks manufacturing facility in the state. The company which has shied away from disclosing the investment figures for the installation of its additional snack line, said in a press release on Thursday, that it will increase the sourcing of potatoes by 50 per cent from the state. When contacted, a PepsiCo official declined to divulge the investment figure saying he was not authorised to speak. The beverages to snacks MNC said the company plans to double its snacks business in India by 2022, the release said. The company also has the potential to generate over 300 additional employment opportunities in the state, the release said. The PepsiCo announcement came at a time when the city is hosting the Bengal Global Business Summit.last_img read more

  • Wccftech Deals – Ultimate Maya Adobe CAD Design Bundle 29

    first_imgYou’re sitting at your computer, be it a Mac or a PC. It doesn’t matter which. Sitting, staring blankly at that untextured sphere that seems to mock you no matter how you poke and prod it. It sits there, just sits there and does nothing. And no amount of coaxing can bring to do anything for you.Maybe you’ve had that struggle when opening up Maya, 3DSMax or Blender with a new object that you thought you wanted to make into something. For the absolute beginner it can be daunting, and discouraging, even with the plethora of material there. Guided classes with real feedback can help tremendously. So we can help you build the skills necessary to finally bring the ideas you’ve imagined into fruition, for $29, which used to be $1,799.Learn to be a creative master with lifetime access to 60+ courses on design.Designing something and being truly creative isn’t an easy skill to learn by any means, but with the help of the qualified instructors from eduCBA can help tremendously. A good teacher and real feedback goes a long way to learning something and retaining that knowledge. So hop on over and take advantage of the design bundle that’s only $29, a whopping 98% off of the normal price.What you’ll receive:Lifetime access to all 60+ coursesAccess to all future online design & animation coursesAccess to experts via online academic supportCertificate of completion in CAD, Adobe, MAYA, engineering & animation coursesCAD coursework, including AutoCAD trainingAdobe courses, including CorelDraw, Flash, Photoshop, InDesign & Audition trainingMAYA courses, including 3D Design, Bouncing Ball, Character Animation, and Shave & Hair Cut trainingEngineering courses, including SolidWorks, SilhouetteFX & Pro/Engineer trainingAnimation courses, including ZBrush, Unity 5, Cinema 4D, Nuke, Mudbox, Keyshot & Interface Mocha Pro training Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

  • Extransport minister to be questioned in January in borderroad probe

    first_imgFormer Public Works and Transport Minister Francisco Jiménez said on Monday at a press conference that he did not plan on traveling to Serbia, as revealed last week in the press, and the entire ordeal was a mistake by airline Aeromexico, which wrote MNE (Montenegro) instead of MEX (for Mexico) in his flight tickets.Jiménez returned to Costa Rica Sunday at 11 p.m. after a controversy arose Wednesday when Judicial Investigation Police officials (OIJ) issued a “yellow alert” with Interpol, believing he had traveled to Serbia.Jiménez said he traveled to Cancún on vacation with his family, and that “it was a coincidence” that his departure was the day after OIJ agents arrested six people under investigation for irregularities in the construction of a border road. “The trip was planned weeks ago,” Jiménez said.Chief Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría said last week that Jiménez would be questioned in January by an ethics and corruption prosecutor. The former minister said at the press conference that he was the one who filed a complaint about irregularities in the road project, therefore he is a witness and not a defendant in the investigation. He also said that even if not called to testify by prosecutors, he would stay in the country for as long as he is needed for the investigation.Last Wednesday, OIJ agents arrested Carlos Acosta, former director of National Roadway Council, Manuel Serrano, former director of the Route 1856 project, Miguel Ramírez, a former supervisor of the project, and private businessmen Johnny Muñoz, David Castillo and Geovanni Baralis.They are being investigated for alleged embezzlement in the construction of Route 1856, a 160-km road parallel to the Río San Juan on the border with Nicaragua..Only Serrano and Ramírez remain in custody, although the prosecution appealed the decision to release the other four under investigation. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

  • Housing Affordability Drives Purchase Sentiment Down in November

    first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, Market Studies, News Share As the cost of housing continues to rapidly rise, consumers can hardly keep up, especially as their income remains stagnant. However, despite the lowering consumer financial sentiment, economic conditions lift the housing market upward.Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) fell 2.4 points from 83.2 points to 80.8 in November, as more Americans reported lower-income prospects. Year-over-year, the HPSI is down 0.2 percent.”The challenge of housing affordability coupled with tight supply may be preventing overall housing sentiment from gaining momentum as income growth isn’t keeping pace with the cost of housing,” Fannie Mae stated.The HPSI remains close to the survey’s high reached in June, which shows Fannie Mae’s central theme of the year: “the economy drags housing upward.”Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae noted that, “While aggregate income growth has gradually picked up with a continually improving labor market, consumers’ assessment of their income over the past year has not yet shown sustained improvement, partially weighing on overall sentiment.”According to the data, those who believe it is a good time to sell decreased for the second consecutive month to 4 percent in November, down 6 percentage points. Meanwhile, the net share of respondents who say it’s a good time to buy home rose 1 point on net to 35 percent.Those who say home prices will increase was constant at 38 percent in November, while those who say mortgage rates will go down dropped 2 points to negative 48 percent, Fannie Mae says.Job loss concerns are not super heavy on the minds of consumers, as the percentage of those worried about losing their employment mostly flat in November at 84 percent, the report showed. The net share of respondents who say they are not concerned with losing their job fell 2 percentage points to 69 percent.Household income is significantly higher than it was a year ago among only 6 percent of respondents, down 5 points.”This year’s housing market is poised to be the best since 2007; however, consumers’ ability and willingness to purchase a home is likely to remain an issue in many regions going forward until we see consumer confidence in their income growth consistently gain traction,” Duncan said.Click here to view the full report. Housing Affordability Drives Purchase Sentiment Down in Novembercenter_img December 7, 2015 544 Views Economy Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Housing Market 2015-12-07 Staff Writerlast_img read more