AgraFlora Organics intends to be a top cannabis player in Canada and Europe - Proactive Investors USA & CanadaSunday, January 26, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba that is GMP-certified. The facility is currently being retrofitted. It also has a licensed cannabis campus in New Brunswick to formulate and synthesize its infused topicals products.
As for its products, the company has seven brands that reflect the wide diversity of uses among consumers: Canutra Naturals (skincare), Edibles and Infusions (gummies), Howlbrands (CBD sports performance), Whole Hemp Health (lotions and oils), Eurasia Infused Cosmetics (CBD), True Focus (THC spray bottle), Potluck (cannabinoid-infused carbonated beverages) and Sports Cap (dispensing-cap technology).
How is the company doing:
2019 was a transformative year for AgraFlora as it laid the groundwork to become a top player among the heavyweights like Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSE:ACB) (NYSE:ACB) and Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC).
Throughout the year, by way of direct capital disbursement and/or acquisition, the company deployed over $125 million in associated plant property and equipment expenditures.
In November it closed on a $28.7 million non-brokered private placement -- which the company said was “indicative of our pole position throughout the next phase of cannabis normalization.” The money is being used for general working capital and for projects at the Delta Greenhouse complex and Winnipeg Edibles facility.
The company recently upped its stake in the joint venture with Propagation Services to 70%. The Delta Greenhouse, when fully licensed by Health Canada to cultivate, will be the world’s second-largest cannabis cultivation operation under glass next to Canopy Growth’s plant in Smith Falls - and is larger than anything Aurora operates. Once the company obtains the cultivation license, it will become the fourth-largest licensed producer in Canada.
AgraFlora’s GMP-certified Winnipeg edibles facility, at the heart of the company’s manufacturing strategy, is undergoing a retrofit which should be completed in early 2020. Once activated, the Winnipeg edibles facility will be operated by chocolatiers and confectioners producing an assortment of cannabinoid and terpene-infused products for medicinal and adult use.
.In the fall, AgraFlora acquired The Goo...https://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/911291/agraflora-organics-intends-to-be-a-top-cannabis-player-in-canada-and-europe-911291.html
Eurydice vigil: thousands gather to mourn woman killed in Princes ParkThursday, June 21, 2018
I'll be thinking about what life she could have led, Ms Atmaja said.Brunswick mother Rebecca Noble, who came with her two-year-old daughter Harriet, said she was there to pay her respects to Eurydice, but also to pray for change in the future for her daughter.I am hopeful for there to be some change for a woman to feel safer in years to come. I would love to see violence against women stopped, she said.I hope there is some change and I hope we can learn from this.As the vigil ended, hundreds left their glowing candles illuminating the garden bed of flowers and notes.You will never know how many women and girls will say your name over the coming days, months and years, one note read. Nor will you see the smiles and tears exchanged over your talents and the deepest sorrow shared for your young life.We promise, as young women, to continue to occupy, patronise and walk through the city that gives us joy for fear and shadows teach us nothing and love belongs in the light.Thousands mourned in silence.Photo: Joe ArmaoThe vigil at Princes Park.Photo: Eddie JimCandles were lit for 20 minutes of silence.Photo: Eddie Jimsource media="(min-width: 768px)" srcSet="https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0...https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/eurydice-vigil-thousands-gather-to-mourn-woman-killed-in-princes-park-20180618-p4zm8q.html
Brunswick House - Kensington Chelsea & Westminster TodayThursday, May 4, 2017
Imagine walking round an 18th century house, home to an eclectic collection of antiques, architectural gems and curios, together with a courtyard garden filled with statuary and rescued treasures. At Brunswick House you can do this, buy anything you desire and experience fine dining, all in this historic house.Brunswick House (originally known as Belmont House) used to stand in over five acres of parkland and had its own jetty on the Thames with a handsome frontage onto the main road. It now stands in a sea of modern development, St George Wharf with its high rise towers of flats, a supermarket and the new American Embassy springing up close by. A startling contrast of old and new as we so often see in our great city.Forget some of the worst traffic in London and enter the house. It was built in 1758 and was the home of the Duke of Braunschweig (anglicised to Brunswick) in 1811 before he died in the Napoleonic Wars at Quatre Bras. Other famous residents were John Alexander Woodward, also the Reverend Henry William Baker, who wrote The King of Love my Shepherd Is. He also edited Hymns. Ancient and Modern from 1860 to 1867.Brunswick House ceased to be a quiet retreat with the advent...http://www.kcwtoday.co.uk/2017/04/brunswick-house/
Things to do in and around Hudson County, April 28-May 5 - NJ.comThursday, May 4, 2017
MONDAYJERSEY CITY Audition Announcement, dancers for the ballet Peter and the Wolf, ages 12-16., 5 p.m., also Tuesday and Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.; Monday, 5 p.m. Jersey City Ballet, 189 Brunswick St 2nd Fl.TUESDAYJERSEY CITY "Broadway From My Bedroom," free Culinary Cafe program with vocalist Catherine Walker accompanied by pianist Steven Jamail, noon-3 p.m., Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St. hccc.edu, 201-360-5300.DANCETODAYHOBOKENZenSpace Dance Company, "Dichterliebe" and "Les Illuminations de Rimbaud" dance opera with tenor Byron Singleton, soprano Maggie Finnegan and pianist Brian Holman, 8 p.m., also Saturday, 8 p.m. Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St. $15-$30. zenspacestudios.com, 201-683-7014.MUSICTODAYENGLEWOOD Barenaked Ladies, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $49-$99. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.HOBOKEN Corevalay, album release party with Harvest Falls, New Day Dawn and Among Us, 7 p.m., Maxwell's Tavern, 1039 Washington St. $7-$10. maxwellsnj.com, 201-653-1703.SUNDAYJERSEY CITY Sunday Jazz, Winard Harper with Jerome Jennings, 6:30 p.m., Moore's Lounge, 189 Monticello Ave. $5-$10. 201-333-7564.WEDNESDAYENGLEWOOD Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $49-$129. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.JERSEY CITY Super Snake, bigbutt, Tiger Flowers and Debbie Downer, 8 p.m., Monty Hall, WFMU, 43 Montgomery St. $10. ticketfly.com/search/?q=Monty+Hall, 201-521-1416.OTHERTOMORROWJERSEY CITY "Totally Awesome '80s Prom Remix," Van Vorst Park Association fundraiser with dancing, DJ, 7-11 p.m., Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St. $25. eventbrite.com/e/a-totally-awesome-80s-promremix-tickets-33233408018, 201-579-0265 .Sports & RecreationSATURDAYEAST RUTHERFORD "Drop the Gate," Monster Energy Supercross, 4:30 p.m., MetLife Stadium, 102 Route 120. $25-$125. metlifestadium.com, 201-935-3900.THEATER TODAYHOBOKEN"Fortune," staged reading of George Cameron Grant play by school drama students with actress Joy Kelly and school chorus, 7 p.m., Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton St. $10-$20. hhsnj.booktix.com/dept/theatre, 201-963-0096.TOMORROWMONTCLAIR "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales," stage adaptation of the children's book, 1:30 p.m., also Saturday, 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place (off Valley Road). $8. studioplayhouse.org, 973-744-9752.MAY 5HOBOKEN "Les Miserables," student production of musical based on the Victor Hugo novel, 7 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Ave. $5-$10. 201-377-7014.
Green party politician remains most popular head of federal state in Germany: poll - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSunday, January 26, 2020
With an approval rate of 66 percent, Daniel Guenther, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, was the second most popular head of a federal state in Germany, followed by Stephan Weil of Lower Saxony who was ranked third with 60 percent.
At the bottom of the ranking was Berlin's governing mayor, Michael Mueller (SPD), whose work was only rated positively by 27 percent of people living in the German capital's federal state.
Following a big win in the European Parliament elections in May, where the Green party in Germany won 20.5 percent of votes and became second strongest political force, support for the Green party in Germany is at a historic high.
According to last week's Trendbarometer, the Greens would gain the same number of votes as the governing conservative union CDU/CSU if elections were to be held.
With regards to a first Green German chancellor, Winfried Kretschmann recently told the Funke Media Group that a German government led by the Greens would not involve a radical change of policy.
"Nobody needs to be afraid of a Green Chancellor. We are not trumps or Erdogans or Orbans who throw everything overboard," Kretschmann told the German newspapers.
The head of Baden-Wuerttemberg noted that he did not see "big differences" in alliances with the CDU/CSU and the SPD. "In socio-political issues, we make progress with the social democrats, in economic policy with the CDU/CSU".
The German European: how Ursula von der Leyen rose to become EU president - New StatesmanTuesday, August 20, 2019
Chancellor Angela Merkel, for one, is a fan. Merkel brought von der Leyen into her first cabinet in 2005, just two years after the latter became a minister in the state of Lower Saxony. In fact, for a while Merkel appeared to be grooming von der Leyen as her successor. (Merkel’s actual chosen successor and CDU party leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, will take over at the defence ministry.)
But von der Leyen never truly had enough allies in her own party to succeed Merkel in the Chancellery, perhaps because she was always something of an outsider, personally and ideologically. She joined the CDU at the relatively late age of 32 and spent years working as a doctor and taking care of her family before her rapid rise as a member of Merkel’s team.
That’s not to say von der Leyen is especially popular with Germany’s other major parties. All of the Social Democratic MEPs broke with their European colleagues to reject von der Leyen in the confirmation vote. The German SPD even distributed a letter in Brussels stating that she was an “inadequate and inappropriate candidate”. The Greens in Europe — the party is surging in Germany and could take over the Chancellery at the next election — also whipped to vote against von der Leyen, though their opposition is not all personal, but rather due to the fact that she is not a Spitzenkandidat (the lead candidate put forward by each parliamentary bloc in the European elections).
The German public are not fans either. According to the most recent SPON poll, 68 per cent are unsatisfied with her work as defence minister. Defence minister is a tough job, but that’s a strikingly poor number.
Nevertheless, many Germans are pleased that one of their countrymen — or rather women — will head the European Commission for the first time in 50 years. Putting a German face on the EU could improve the Commission’s messaging towards Europe’s biggest member state.
Berlin moves to greatly reduce ‘solidarity tax’ for eastern Germany - EuronewsTuesday, August 20, 2019
The bill, proposed by the finance minister from Angela Merkel’s CDU party, has been encouraged with support from the CDU’s coalition partner the SPD.The Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, said: "It is absolutely time to noticeably reduce the burden on small and medium incomes by abolishing the solidarity surcharge."Weil also thinks it's good that 10% of Germans should continue to pay the solidarity surcharge. "Nobody would understand, however, if the highest incomes in Germany were now to be rewarded with tax gifts totalling around eleven billion euros. We'd better invest this money in education and climate protection."Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, parliamentary party and state leader of the SPD in Hesse, also supports Scholz.What is the Soli tax?The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991, to help reconstruction of the east following the reunification of Germany in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The tax was originally supposed to be in place only for a limited time but became permanent in 1995.Initially, the solidarity rate was 7.5%, but since 1995 it has been 5.5%. In addition, the surcharge has been unlimited since 1995.Contrary to some assumptions, taxpayers in the west and east have to pay the tax.According to the Ministry of Finance, in 2018 the German state received €18.9 billion as a result.Criticism of the billAccording to the Ministry of Finance, single people with an annual gross income of up to €73,874 would not have to pay anything. From €109,451 gross annual wages, the full supplement would have to be paid.Accordingly, a family with two children and an annual income of €221,375 or more...https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/13/berlin-moves-to-greatly-reduce-solidarity-tax-for-eastern-germany
Germany’s Landesbanken still seeking clean bill of health - Financial TimesTuesday, April 23, 2019
One public sector bank yet to be given a clean bill of health is Hanover-based NordLB, a lender with €160bn in assets majority-owned by the German states of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt with regional Sparkassen holding a minority stake of 35 per cent.The bank, weighed down by a vast portfolio of non-performing shipping loans, expects that it will be singled out as the weakest link in Germany’s banking system in the European Banking Authority’s stress test on Friday. “That would not be a surprise,” NordLB told the Financial Times. The lender has started to woo new investors in an attempt to raise fresh capital of about €3.5bn, with the state of Lower-Saxony standing ready to pitch in taxpayers’ money alongside external investors. Six potential bidders are conducting due diligence and have until November 28 to decide if they will table a binding offer. Among the suitors is Landesbank peer Helaba, as well as listed rival Commerzbank, private equity funds Cerberus and three other PE investors, said a person familiar with the process. “I am glad that we have different options and am open for several different scenarios,” Lower Saxony’s finance minister Reinhold Hilbers told the FT, adding that a deal with a different Landesbank as well as one with private investors was on the ca...https://www.ft.com/content/d7d380cc-dcdb-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c