Although estimates vary wildly, as we'd expect from an industry that's existed for decades in the black market, North American pot sales have the opportunity to reach $75 billion annually by the end of the decade. As we move headlong into March and look forward to warmer weather, investors would be wise to avoid the following three pot stocks like the plague.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the "worrying" developments in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region to come to an end after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul, adding Turkey was ready to provide any necessary support. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held more than three hours of talks with Erdogan in Istanbul as part of a previously scheduled visit, amid tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over the conflict in Donbass. Kyiv has raised the alarm over a buildup of Russian forces near the border between Ukraine and Russia, and over a rise in violence along the line of contact separating Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed separatists in Donbass.
Vaccine passports are a hot-button issue, but travelers already need vaccines to enter certain countries around the world
The idea of requiring proof of vaccination is not new. For years, select countries have had yellow fever vaccination entry requirements in place.
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The Rangers and Padres have a brief history with ‘unwritten rules’
Police rushed to the scene of the reported shooting at an industrial park in Bryan, Texas, on Thursday afternoon.
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Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, the man she once called her 'strength and stay', died on Friday (April 9) at Windsor Castle aged 99.He was known for modernizing the monarchy, and steering the British royal family through repeated crises during his service.The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, was by his wife's side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history.Flags were lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace, and at government buildings across London, as the public began to lay flowers outside royal residences.Prime Minister Boris Johnson also paid his respects to the Queen's consort."We mourn today with Her Majesty the Queen, we offer our condolences to her and to all her family, and we give thanks as a nation and a kingdom for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."Many other world leaders have also paid tribute, including U.S. President Joe Biden.Philip, a former naval officer and Greek prince, had earned a reputation for a tough, no-nonsense attitude, which earned him respect from many Britons.But he was also known for off-the-cuff remarks that sometimes caused offense. He was a favorite to newspaper editors, keen to pick up on any stray remarks at official events.Philip spent four weeks in hospital earlier this year for treatment for an infection, and to have a heart procedure, but he returned to Windsor in early March.He died just two months before his 100th birthday.
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Although he was married for more than 70 years to the most enduringly famous woman in the world, Prince Philip’s own origins remained strangely shrouded in obscurity. “I don’t think anybody thinks I had a father,” he remarked ruefully in the 1970s. Born in Corfu on June 10, 1921, in the shadow of the First World War and Russian revolution, Philip’s was a childhood characterised by change. By the time he was 18 months old, the family – his parents Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg, and four older sisters Margarita, Theodora, Cecile, Sophie – had been forced to flee Greece after a coup. Philip’s uncle, King George V, ordered a Royal Navy ship to collect them and facilitated their relocation to the outskirts of Paris, at St-Cloud, where they lived on handouts from relations. The young prince, sixth in line to the Greek throne, was famously carried to safety in a cot made from an orange box. Alice, who had been born deaf, had her nerves badly strained by the family’s exile, and the children were regularly packed off to friends and relations for long stints without their parents. The rapid deterioration in her mental state overshadowed much of Philip’s early life. He always robustly played down the ramifications of his mother’s illness, however it can scarcely have failed to have had an effect on him. Alice’s condition has often been described as a “religious crisis,” and indeed the most obvious sign of her decline was her increasingly eccentric religious fervour, and her attendant interest in spiritualism and the supernatural. Another equally plausible suggestion is that she suffered from manic depression, or bipolar disorder. She took to lying on the floor in order to develop “the power conveyed to her from above” and became convinced that she had acquired the power of healing with her hands. Alice’s committal on May 2 1930 marked the end of Philip’s family life. Not that he or his sisters could have realised it when they arrived back after a day out picnicking with their grandmother to find their mother gone – sedated and taken to Bellevue Hospital, a secure psychiatric sanatorium, at the instruction of her mother, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (later Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Alice and Andrew’s marriage had been under strain for several years but it effectively finished at this point. Although they would never divorce, Andrew relinquished his role as husband. He liberated himself from many of his responsibilities as father, too, shutting up their family home at St Cloud and thereafter leading a rather aimless life, drifting between Paris, Monte Carlo and Germany. He saw Philip now and again during the school holidays, but otherwise left him in the care of Alice’s family, the Milford Havens and Mountbattens. Philip’s sisters were by this time aged between 16 and 25, and would all be married to German noblemen within 18 months, so the disappearance of both their parents was of far less consequence for them than it was for their eight-year-old brother. Philip went to stay for a time with his grandmother at her apartment in Kensington Palace, before it was decided that Alice’s elder brother, Georgie, who had succeeded his father as the second Marquess of Milford Haven, should take Philip in. Georgie’s younger brother, Dickie Mountbatten is more often thought of as Philip’s surrogate father, but it was only later that he took on the role viewers of The Crown saw portrayed on screen.
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On a range of political issues, businesses have felt compelled to speak out. But many are silent when it comes to tax hikes, if not hostile.
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The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team trade Saturday that also involved the Detroit Red Wings. Tampa Bay gave up a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 third-rounder to Columbus for Savard and sent a 2021 fourth-rounder to Detroit. The Blue Jackets retained half of Savard’s $4.25 million salary-cap hit and the Red Wings got involved to pick up a quarter of it to help the cap-strapped Lightning.
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After injuries to their top two goaltenders derailed the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs last year, they're loading up on depth in net in hopes of making a deep run this season. Colorado acquired veteran goaltender Devan Dubynk from the San Jose Sharks on Saturday in exchange for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft. Dubnyk and March trade pickup Jonas Johansson give the NHL-leading Avalanche some insurance in net behind starter Philipp Grubauer, with their sights set on the Stanley Cup.
Activists say more than 80 people were killed in the city of Bago in protests against the military coup.
India is the closest refuge for Myanmar nationals fleeing violence following February's military coup.
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Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. A 1998 peace deal ended large-scale violence but did not resolve Northern Ireland’s deep-rooted tensions. WHY IS NORTHERN IRELAND A CONTESTED LAND?
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Airlines have slammed Britain's plans for restarting international travel.They say expensive testing rules for trips to low-risk countries would mean that only wealthy people could take holidays abroad.Under government proposals, airlines and passengers will not find out until early May whether international travel resumes from May 17th.The industry says it needs more clarity. Airlines and travel companies have been pummelled by the global health crisis. And are desperate for a bumper summer. The government has proposed a traffic light system, with countries falling into red, amber or green categories based on infection risks. Green countries will require a PCR test which costs about 100 pounds, or $135, for travellers arriving back in the UK.Airlines UK, an industry body which represents British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic and others described it as "a further setback for an industry on its knees."EasyJet says the cost of the test it is higher than some of its fares.The government says it wants to make testing for travel cheaper and suggested that in time, the PCR test could be changed for a more affordable lateral flow test.
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The Knicks were down and almost out. “We needed it bad,” All-Star Julius Randle said. RJ Barrett scored 20 points, making a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:15 left in overtime, and New York used a late rally to stun the Memphis Grizzlies 133-129 on Friday night.
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A Proud Boys leader is arguing he shouldn't be sent back to jail, since other accused Capitol rioters are being beaten and threatened by guards
Ethan Nordean of Washington is one of the Proud Boys' leaders who is accused of leading members into the US Capitol building on Jan. 6.
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Vice President Mike Pence pleaded with the acting defense secretary to 'clear the Capitol' as pro-Trump rioters overran the building, report says
The Associated Press obtained an internal Pentagon document that detailed the call, which came after rioters had overrun the building.
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U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario told police he was “honestly afraid to get out” of his SUV, according to video of the incident. "You should be,” one officer said.
Boris Johnson says he won't attend Prince Philip's funeral so a royal family member can take his place
Prince Philip's funeral on April 17 has a 30-person limit. A statement from 10 Downing Street said Johnson wants family members to be able to attend.