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  • Canada awash with excess dope

    first_imgCanada racks up 400-tonne cannabis mountain after production bingeNZ Herald 25 November 2019Family First Comment: This is the supposed ‘success’ of legalisation….“Cannabis inventories came to almost 400 tonnes at the end of August, enough to cover two-and-a-half years of demand. Meanwhile the price of the drug has slumped as legal and illegal cannabis distributors grapple for market share. The stockpile suggests that one year after Canada became the first large economy to allow nationwide recreational use of cannabis, the industry has overestimated how much the country’s pot-smokers can burn through — and underestimated the illegal market’s ability to respond to competition.”Don’t do it, New Zealand.#saynopetodopeWarehouses in Canada are piled high with unsold marijuana after cannabis producers overestimated demand for the drug, which was legalised a year ago.Across the country, cannabis inventories came to almost 400 tonnes at the end of August, enough to cover two-and-a-half years of demand, according to the latest government data.Meanwhile the price of the drug has slumped as legal and illegal cannabis distributors grapple for market share.The stockpile suggests that one year after Canada became the first large economy to allow nationwide recreational use of cannabis, the industry has overestimated how much the country’s pot-smokers can burn through — and underestimated the illegal market’s ability to respond to competition.“There is a huge surplus of cannabis just for domestic demand,” said Matt Bottomley, analyst at Canaccord Genuity.Canopy Growth, a company listed in Toronto under the ticker WEED, said it harvested 40,570kg and wrote down C$15.9m ($12m) worth of inventory in the three months to the end of September.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12288036&ref=twitterKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

  • Housing project locked down; resident positive for COVID-19

    first_imgClose contacts of Patient No. 585 would be tested. As of yesterday, 40 residents have submitted specimens for testing. Mayor Elvira Alarcon said the lockdown covered 64 houses. The lockdown started on Monday, July 13, hours after the resident’s test result was released by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. Alarcon ordered policemen to guard the entrance and exit points of the housing project. ILOILO – The municipality of Batad locked down for five days a housing project after a resident tested positive for coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19). The patient was a farm worker. She had fever and cough on June 28. The local government unit (LGU) of Batad would provide the needs of the locked down families such as food and water, among others. The COVID-19-positive resident was a 56-year-old female (Patient No. 585) now confined at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The patient had herself checked by a doctor on June 30 at the Jesus Colmenares District Hospital in Balasan, Iloilo. She was diagnosed with community-acquire pneumonia (moderate risk). During the lockdown, said Alarcon, there would be contact tracing. On July 8 she insisted on going home despite having fever. The next day she consulted a private doctor. She had difficulty breathing and had allergy. She was eventually taken to WVMC where she was tested. “Wala man sia sang may ginkadtoan, sa uma man kag tapos sa baybay,” said Alarcon./PNlast_img read more

  • Roblox 101 Everything Parents Needs to Know About The Game

    first_imgStay on target I’d wager that the vast majority of kids aged 8-15 have heard of Roblox. If they haven’t heard of it by name then they’re at least likely aware of it and have seen it before. That’s just how popular it is right now, especially in the United States. But we’ve already covered what Roblox is and who plays it — so where does that leave parents?Like it or not, parents aren’t going to be able to monitor everything their children do while on the internet. That’s why finding safe and appropriate spaces is all the more important. It’s impossible to truly guarantee an online space is entirely safe for younger audiences without constant 24/7 supervision and hands-on moderating, which is why awareness and a proactive approach to things like Roblox is extremely valuable.Creating a Roblox AccountWhen someone creates a Roblox account there are several different tiers of activation. For example, when you first make an account on the official Roblox website, you don’t even need an email to get started. You’ll need it to communicate effectively with players, but just to get in and start playing you don’t need an email. If your child plays Roblox, you should really insist on setting up an email account and fully verifying their account.If your child is under the age of 13 then their account will have extra protections on it as well that limit who can speak to them in-game, who can reach out to them via messages, and severe limitations on their ability to buy points and spend money. In short, it’s the way to go.However, since anyone can make a Roblox account quickly and easily, that means that there is no way of knowing who your kids are playing with at any given moment. That being said, if their chat functions are restricted there isn’t a whole lot to really worry about.Privacy Policies and Data CollectionJust like most any online game, Roblox does have its own Privacy Policy to assuage concerns about the sharing of users’ personal information. It gets updated a lot to stay current.And like any modern website, Roblox does collect and store data from all of its users. This includes things like tracking cookies so it remembers who you are and what your tendencies may be. It will also send bug and crash reports if there are any issues. It does not, however, share account details or personal information with any third parties like advertising agencies or other users.In the Social Networks section of a user’s profile they can also add connections to services like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook — but depending on your child’s age, they may not have access to those services yet. If they do get connected it can do things like post badges on news feeds and displays links for Roblox friends to connect on social media channels. This is a way that your child’s real, personal life and digital, Roblox life can be connected, so just be aware.Inappropriate Content and Parental ControlsRoblox has received a COPPA-certified kidSAFE Seal for its website, which means they’ve been awarded this designation to show that they comply with online safety and privacy standards for kids. They’re also in full compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) which has been in effect since 2000.However, as stated before, it’s impossible to ensure 100% moderation at all times. Roblox is an enormous platform with millions of players chatting, playing, and creating literally all the time. Vulgar language and overtly offensive content are automatically filtered out of chat boxes and suggestive or offensive material in a game world will get removed if reported. But if your child is the one that sees the inappropriate content first, then it’s just one of those unfortunate circumstances. Luckily there are lots of ways to filter out who can contact your child in Roblox, which you can find in the Account Settings section of the website. The creators of the game, Roblox Corporation, also have an open-door policy regarding people reaching out, so feel free to send them an email: [email protected] an InterestThat just about does it for everything parents need to know about Roblox. The last recommendation we can make is that you should make an account of your own and play with your child to show an interest in their hobbies. It’s like when you played with Legos, but this time it’s all on the computer. Check out our list of the Top 10 Racing Games in Roblox for some ideas of what to play together.—David Jagneaux is a tech and gaming journalist with bylines on several prominent media publications such as IGN, Polygon, Playboy, UploadVR, Motherboard, Gamecrate, VICE, GamesMaster Magazine, and many others. He is also the author of The Ultimate Roblox Book, an upcoming book for anyone interested in learning more about Roblox and how to get started with building their own worlds. It’s being published by Adams Media and is due to release in January of 2018. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon right here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Roblox 101: How To Make Actual Money In The GameRoblox 101: How To Make Your First Game last_img read more