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Ladysmith Gazettes pick of the top 5 local and international news stories

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first_img1: Traffic backed up due to taxi protest in LadysmithThe protest follows the confiscation of taxis from Uitvaal, Umhlumayo and Ezakheni that had no permit to be on the road. The remainder of the taxi drivers protested against the confiscation. Traffic was at a standstill for hours. Read full story: Traffic backed up due to taxi protest in Ladysmith2: Ladysmith detectives crack ‘Bogus Police’ carjacking casesEarly on Thursday morning (May 4), police officers from the Ladysmith Vehicle Crime Investigating Unit (VCIU), accompanied by officers from the Ladysmith K9 Unit, pounced on a premises in the Mimosadale area of Estcourt. Months of painstaking detective work resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old suspect. The suspect was found in possession of a stolen trailer and canopy. Both items were taken during recent carjacking incidents.Read full story: Ladysmith detectives crack ‘Bogus Police’ carjacking cases3: Police to clamp down on gun salutes in Ladysmith WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Police have vowed to intensify operations to clamp down on the firing of gun salutes at funerals. This follows the death of a person on Sunday, April 30, in Ekuvukeni. The 30-year-old man was attending a funeral at Rockcliff Cemetery when people at the funeral fired gunshots into the air. One of the bullets struck the deceased in the face and he was rushed to a nearby clinic, but he died en-route.Read full story: Police to clamp down on gun salutes in Ladysmith4: Texas cop charged with murder in black teen’s killingRoy Oliver, 37, who is white, was one of two police officers responding to a call about under-age drinking at a party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs on the night of April 29, The Dallas Morning News reported. Jordan Edwards and four others were leaving the party in their car after hearing gunfire. Oliver fired a rifle shot into the car, hitting the teen in the head, media reports said.Read full story: Texas cop charged with murder in black teen’s killing5: Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in IcelandOliver unknowingly waded into controversy, sparking outcry among Icelanders who see farmed salmon as a threat to the island nation’s wild salmon population. Oliver is due to open a restaurant serving Italian cuisine in the currently popular tourist destination of Reykjavik, on June 17, a national holiday.Read full story: Jamie Oliver sparks fish fuss in Icelandlast_img read more

Stanton Palmers backup for the past four seasons

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first_imgStanton, Palmer’s backup for the past four seasons, completed 11 of 15 passes for 112 yards, including a 7-yard TD pass to tight end Troy Niklas.Gabbert played most of the second half, completing 5 of 9 passes for 53 yards.JUST WATCHING: Neither of Oakland’s two top draft picks played. Cornerback Gareon Conley, the first-round pick, and the second rounder, safety Obi Melifonwu, are nursing injuries.Arizona wide receiver John Brown, slowed by a quadriceps issue, did not play.OFFENSE RESTS: The only members of Oakland’s first team offense to play were tackles Marshall Newhouse and Vadal Alexander. – / 31 1 Comments   Share   Top Stories David Johnson had a 10-yard run in the opening drive. The standout running back carried three times for 16 yards before calling it a night.Two of the Raiders’ top defensive players, All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack and linebacker Bruce Irvin, joined Carr and Lynch as spectators.While it was the preseason opener for Oakland, it was Arizona’s second outing. The Cardinals starters did not play in the team’s 20-18 loss to Dallas in the Hall of Fame Game.NO CARR: Carr had been expected to see his first action since breaking his right leg in a game last Christmas Eve, but coach Jack Del Rio chose to have his starter sit the opener out.BACKUP BATTLE: E.J. Manuel got the start at quarterback for Oakland and had a strong showing in his battle with Connor Cook for the backup job. Manuel completed 10 of 12 passes for 107 yards.Cook played the entire second half, completing 10 of 21 for 81 yardsNO RUST: Palmer showed little sign of rust after a very light week of workouts.He hadn’t thrown a pass in practice since Tuesday, taking Wednesday and Thursday’s workouts off.CARDINALS QBs: Stanton, who appears to have a firm hold on the backup quarterback job despite the addition of Blaine Gabbert, had a strong first half in relief of Palmer. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, right, greets Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio after an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 20-10. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) GLENDALE, Ariz. — Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer made his first appearance of the preseason on Saturday and Drew Stanton looked sharp as Arizona beat the Raiders, 20-10.Palmer threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Brittan Golden to cap his brief preseason debut while Oakland quarterback Derek Carr watched the game from the sideline.Palmer, at age 37 beginning his 15th NFL season, directed Arizona on a 12-play, 70-yard touchdown drive to start the game. It looked as if the Cardinals were headed for a short field goal, but the Raiders were called for covering the snapper on the kick, giving Arizona a first down and setting up its opening TD. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Report Sales of Cannabis Concentrates Expected to Triple to 85B by 2022

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first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Image credit: Mark Trost VCNW | Getty Images October 4, 2018 Report: Sales of Cannabis Concentrates Expected to Triple to $8.5B by 2022 Next Article 3 min read Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. –shares Concentrates, already nearly a $3B market, appeal to people who are curious about cannabis but would never dream of smoking. cannabis, biotech and entrepreneurship reporter Subscribe Now Cannabis VIP Contributor Add to Queue Javier Hasse Concentrates have become the hottest cannabis products category, a new report out of BDS Analytics and ArcView Market Research suggests. A category that accounted for only 10 percent of cannabis sales in the U.S. in 2014, is expected to end 2018 with a market share of roughly 27 percent, outpacing the growth of flower and edible sales.Understanding intake methods.Before moving onto the details of this report, it’s important for readers to understand the different ways a person can consume cannabis. The chart below illustrates the wide variety pretty clearly.Image by Agustina Yofre. Originally made for the book Start Your Own Cannabis Business, by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Javier Hasse.But, which of the consumption methods above fit into the concentrates category? Well, concentrates come in many forms. But in general terms, when referred to marijuana, the word concentrates applies to any product produced by processing cannabis so that it acquires a non-flower form.Think of oils and vape pens — which are more than 50 percent of sales — but the category includes hashish, waxes, dabs, shatter, live resin, etc. You don’t really need to know what all of these products are: all that’s really important to know about concentrates is that they boast high concentrations of one or several compounds present in the cannabis plant, like THC and CBD, as well as more elevated terpene concentrations.Related: The Rosinbomb Rocket Is a Panini Press for WeedBack to the numbers.As mentioned above, the concentrates category was not a big one just four years ago. However, it’s rapid growth has led BDS Analytics and ArcView Market Research to expect sales of $2.9 billion for 2018. Furthermore, the firms expects growth in concentrates sales to outpace that of traditional flower sales, projecting $8.5 billion in retail sales by 2022.But, why are concentrates so popular?“For consumers, it’s a discreet and healthier choice that will likely make cannabis consumers of people who would never dream of inhaling smoke. That will cause the category to represent ever more retail display space, and likely spawn vape-only stores and on-premises consumption venues,” the report explains.Related: ‘Vape’ Is the Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the YearAnd, beyond demand, there’s a considerable interest to push concentrates numbers up coming from within the industry. As explained by Tom Adams, editor in chief at Arcview Market Research and managing director of BDS Analytics, concentrates will help trim costs at almost every stage of the supply chain.“[E]very milligram of cannabinoids delivered to consumers as an extract is cheaper to distribute than as flower,” Adams wrote in the report. “But the main savings will be at the agriculture level, where expensive warehouse and greenhouse grows designed to provide pretty buds give way to traditional outdoor growing of a commodity crop. The cost savings — and broader consumer appeal of concentrates — will prove critical as the legal market struggles under the weight of heavy tax and regulatory loads to compete with the illicit market.”last_img read more