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Dongfang Electric Machinery has developed China’s first 10MW direct drive permanent magnet generator for offshore wind turbines.Source: Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC)The new generator has recently passed its acceptance tests and has secured a design certificate.It is by far the largest generator produced in China in terms of the capacity and the rotor diameter, the developer said.The generator will be sent to Fujian and installed on the Xinghua Bay offshore wind farm.
High taxes could drive up marijuana prices and bolster the black market in California, analysis saysSeptember 27, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.
Washington Post 30 October 2017Family First Comment: They argue that legalisation of dope will get rid of the gangs and the black market.Think again!Taxes raise the price. Drug users want it cheap.www.SayNopeToDope.nzHigh taxes on legal marijuana in California could have the potential to turn many consumers away from the state’s cannabis shops and toward the black market, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.The credit rating agency estimates state and local taxes on marijuana, which will become legal in California on Jan. 1., could be as high as 45 percent in some cases. It would trail only Washington state, which levies a 50 percent tax on marijuana.“The existing black market for cannabis may prove a formidable competitor to legal markets if new taxes lead to higher prices than available from illicit sources,” the report says.Recreational marijuana will be taxed on both the state and local level, contributing to the potential for high rates. California will impose a 15 percent excise tax, as well as cultivation taxes. Municipalities will also levy sales tax and a business tax, which could be anywhere from 1 to 20 percent, on gross receipts. Business taxes on recreational marijuana have been approved by voters in 61 California cities and counties, according to the report.These high tax rates have the potential to drive customers toward the black market. The state is the nation’s epicenter of marijuana growing and has long provided black market pot. The report states that Colorado, Oregon and Washington all reduced tax rates after the commencement of legalization to shift customers back toward the legal market.California will implement a statewide framework for marijuana legalization, but each municipality must decide whether it wants to house marijuana businesses and, if so, map out its own regulations and tax structure. This may lead to a playing field that is not level in terms of tax revenue. Some cities like Adelanto, about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles, are using the cultivation of marijuana as an economic development strategy. In Monterey County in northern California, the local government is encouraging cannabis growers to use its vacant greenhouses.READ MORE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/30/high-taxes-could-drive-up-marijuana-prices-and-bolster-the-black-market-in-california-analysis-says/?utm_term=.7c62eaf7cf5a
Share 29 Views no discussions Dr. Vaughn Lewis. Image via: madisonwhoswho.comDr Vaughan Lewis, Professor Emeritus, Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, will share his perspectives on “CARICOM and the Caribbean in a Changing International Order” when he presents the 16th Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium at the ECCB Headquarters on 2 November.During the period 1964 – 1982, Professor Lewis served at various tertiary academic institutions in the United Kingdom and at the University of the West Indies. He was appointed the founding Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in July 1982 and worked at that organisation until 1995.Dr Lewis, a native of Saint Lucia, was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly of the Parliament of Saint Lucia in April 1996, and served as the Prime Minister until May 1997. He has also published widely on regional integration, the behaviour of small states in the international political economy, relations between the major powers and developing states and relations between the Caribbean and Latin America.-more-Since 1996, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has been hosting the Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture series in honour of the memory of Sir Arthur Lewis, Nobel Laureate in Economics, who made a significant contribution to Caribbean regional integration.Following the lecture, the ECCB will present the 3rd Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Book Award to the Dominica State College. The award, which is valued at $2,700, is presented annually in alphabetical order to a selected college in each member country of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.Press Release Tweet Share Share NewsRegional ECCB Hosts 16th Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture by: – October 27, 2011 Sharing is caring!
UPDATE: The Versailles Police Department has posted a video of a suspect in the investigation.VERSAILLES, Ind. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents and business owners to be aware of counterfeit money that is circulating in the area.Businesses in the Versailles area have been affected by this scam, which police say involves someone trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills.The Sheriff’s Department is asking if anyone has information to contact them at 689-5555 or 689-5558.
Batesville, In. — The latest report from the analysts at WalletHub would suggest the tri-state area is not all that “green.”Researchers looked at all 50 states and compared them with 27 key metrics to make the rankings. Ohio led the area at #35, Indiana was next 40 and Kentucky was determined to be the 48th least green state in the country.A link to the full study is here.
Former Liverpool winger John Barnes has branded talk of Luis Suarez never playing for the Reds again as “ridiculous” after the Uruguay forward’s bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. There have since been calls from some quarters for the Anfield club to sack the star striker, who was last week shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award, but Barnes believes that would be a step too far. The former England international told BBC Radio Five: “He has to suffer the consequences of his actions – that’s all he has to do. I’ve heard talk about him not playing for Liverpool again, which I think is ridiculous. I’ve heard talk about him bringing the good name of Liverpool down, which is also ridiculous – he’s brought his own good name down.” Suarez apologised first via his Twitter account and then through a statement issued on the club’s official website for the incident, which happened before he scored a dramatic equaliser seven minutes into stoppage time to make the final score 2-2 at Anfield. The club also issued an “unreserved apology”, saying the 26-year-old’s behaviour was “not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt”. Barnes added: “If you’re saying because of what he’s done he should never play for Liverpool again, who should he play for? “Whoever signs him, it’s going to reflect badly that they sign a player who Liverpool deem from a moral perspective not good enough. “So Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona… they can sign him? But we can’t have him? If you’re questioning his moral character, what you’re actually saying is that if he can’t play for Liverpool he can’t play for anyone, which is ridiculous. “The reflection on Liverpool is their response to the actions and their response is right. The response from (managing director) Ian Ayre and the club is ‘it’s completely unacceptable and we will not accept it’.” The player looks set to face a lengthy ban for the incident, with Barnes saying Liverpool should wait until the Football Association has dealt with the matter before possibly dishing out their own sanctions. Press Association
“To win the Champions League, you need five or six world-class players,” he told several national newspapers. “Look at Bayern Munich, they have it. Look at Barcelona, who had it in the past and Real Madrid, who have maybe got it now. That’s the level you have to be at to win it. We’ve not got that yet but what we have got is experience.” The Red Devils began their Champions League campaign with a 4-2 home win over Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month and face a difficult assignment away to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. They have not enjoyed great success in either of their previous two European campaigns under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, going out at the group stage in 2012 and losing in the last 16 to Real Madrid last season. Domestically, United’s start to the campaign is their worst since the 1989-90 season – one which ended with Ferguson’s first silverware as the club won the FA Cup. The defeat to West Brom was their first home loss to the Baggies since 1978. Manchester United manager David Moyes has questioned whether his team have sufficient class to win the Champions League this season. United have lost three of their opening six games in the Barclays Premier League under Moyes, with the latest setback coming in a 2-1 home defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Premier League champions were unsuccessful in their pursuit of a number of summer transfer targets, with interest in Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines and, finally, Ander Herrera all coming to nothing, and Moyes is concerned that his squad may lack the quality to challenge for Europe’s top club prize. Press Association
Rory McIlroy has defended his comments about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson being in “the last few holes of their careers”. ” But it’s a lot of golf for him to play in such a short space of time. So you could see he was getting a little tired the last couple of weeks. And, I mean, Tiger’s not here just because he’s been injured or he is injured. He hasn’t had the opportunity to play. “But I think if he gets back and when he gets back to full fitness, you’ll see him back here again. So I’m not sure…they’re just getting older. Phil’s 43 or whatever (actually 44) and Tiger’s nearly 40 (Woods turns 39 in December). “So they’re getting into the sort of last few holes of their career. And that’s what happens. You get injured. Phil has to deal with an arthritic condition as well. So it obviously just gets harder as you get older. I’ll be able to tell you in 20 years how it feels.” Despite simply stating the facts, McIlroy’s comments inevitably generated comments on social media and the four-time major winner later wrote on his Twitter account: ” Got a question today about Tiger and Phil… Gave an honest answer, was very complimentary about the 2 best golfers of this generation. “Golfers on average have a 20-25 year career, both into the back 9 of their careers… Don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying that.” World number one McIlroy first addressed the issue during his pre-tournament press conference at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, which will not feature either Woods or Mickelson for the first time since 1992. The 25-year-old was asked if that represented a changing of the guard in golf and said: ” Not really. I mean, Phil has played well in parts this year. He came really close to winning the PGA (finishing second behind McIlroy). I feel like he’s gotten a little better as the year has went on. Press Association
Press Association But the introduction of Nathan Redmond and Mbokani helped breathe new life into the beleaguered hosts, with the latter netting after 68 minutes. And Redmond, who was denied the chance to add to his tally of three goals this season after a fine save from Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the closing stages, believes Norwich did enough to warrant a draw. “I thought we were unlucky not to get a point as we were always in the game,” Redmond told the club’s website. “Even looking at it from the bench before I came on we looked likely to pose a threat. We knew what they were capable of on the counter-attack because they’re a good side, and they showed that. “The goals set the tone for the game, although we kept creating chances and fought back in the final 30 minutes. We can’t be too disheartened as we’ve not started the season badly. “There are still a lot of games left and we’ve just got to keep going.” Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has lauded his team for responding to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 victory at Norwich. Ranieri’s side, who are now fourth in the table after their win at Carrow Road on Saturday, were on the wrong end of a 5-2 scoreline against Arsenal in their last Barclays Premier League outing. But the Foxes bounced back and recorded their fourth win of the campaign as Jamie Vardy converted from the spot for his sixth goal in five league games before Jeff Schlupp netted his first of the season. Ranieri’s men even withstood a Norwich fightback after Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani pulled one back for the hosts. The Italian manager said: “It was a very good answer after the defeat against Arsenal. It was a very good match against a good team that were well organised and play good football, but today we were very determined to win the match. “We created a lot of great chances to score, we scored twice, then they scored and there was a big battle in English spirit and I love this kind of spirit.” Ranieri took the surprise decision to name five-goal Riyad Mahrez on the bench against the Canaries. He explained: “We knew very well how Norwich would play. They push a lot on the flanks and make a lot of deliveries into the box. “We wanted to start with a solid team and then, during the match, I could put Riyad on the field. But the match was different because we were winning. “When you play against Norwich, they play good football and can score goals, so it was important for us to be calm, to play well and to be in a good position late in the game.” Leicester appeared on course to be cruising to victory after Schlupp’s strike early in the second half.