Securities regulator sets out rules for Canadian marijuana stocks with US interests – CBC.ca

The Canadian Securities Administrators set out “specific disclosure expectations” for marijuana industry firms with investments in the U.S., offering much-anticipated clarity for companies that operate on both sides of the border.

The umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators put out a staff notice, saying that cannabis companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where growing and selling marijuana remains illegal under federal laws.

That includes disclosing the legal regime and limitations a company faces in the U.S. jurisdictions where it operates, as well as the potential fallout if the legal landscape for marijuana changes.

On the same day, TMX Group Limited, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said it may move to delist stocks of marijuana companies with operations in the United States.

TMX said it will begin a review of cannabis-related companies listed in Toronto by the end of the year to determine whether they have operations that violate American marijuana laws.

The cannabis industry has operated under an unwritten rule that companies which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange or the TSX Venture Exchange must not invest in the U.S. cannabis sector.

Canadian marijuana companies had largely handled the hazy legality by focusing on markets outside the U.S., or by listing on the smaller and less risk-averse Canadian Securities Exchange.

The guidelines apply to all companies with U.S. marijuana-related activities, including direct and indirect involvement in growing and distribution, as well as those that provide goods and services to third parties involved in the U.S. industry.

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Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, while visiting … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

A Twin Cities father said autopsy results show that his teenage son died while visiting North Dakota State University from complications of a heart inflammation and not from drugs, alcohol or “any choices” he made that weekend last month.

Devin R. Delaney, 17, a senior at Burnsville High School, died in a seventh-floor dorm room on Sept. 17 while visiting friends. University officials quickly eliminated foul play having a role in Delaney’s death in Sevrinson Hall.

Tom Delaney, of Savage, posted Saturday on Facebook that his son died in his sleep from an abnormal heartbeat caused by an inflamed heart. He added that a viral infection most commonly brings on such an inflammation.

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Week 6 NFL Celebration Grades: People's Elbow an 'A,' punter trolling Chargers 'A-' – CBSSports.com

During football’s offseason, the NFL decided it would loosen its collar, unbutton a few top buttons and allow players to toast their on-field accomplishments with creative end zone celebrations again. For the last number of years, the league had tried to squash excessive and elaborate celebrations by firing from the hip with unsportsmanlike penalties.

But now that the art of the celebration is once again being embraced (or at least tolerated) by the NFL, players all across the league are taking advantage of the extra freedom and trying to come up with new, creative ways to showboat — both individually and as a team.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at and grade some of the best (and most disrespectful) celebrations across the NFL this past weekend. 

First up, the worst:

Mark Ingram attempts to imitate the Katy Perry Backpack Kid

People often say “it’s the thought that counts.” Those people are liars, especially if they’re talking about end zone celebrations. In that context, the thought doesn’t count for much, as it’s all about execution. And let me tell you something: Mark Ingram’s execution was piss-poor here. The Backpack Kid dance is hilarious but it needs to be executed precisely, otherwise it just looks like you’re at a complete loss of limbs like tranquilized Ace Ventura

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I’m honestly not sure whether I should cut Ingram some slack here since it was his first touchdown of the year. While he had five weeks of time to practice, the adrenaline and excitement can get the best of you. To his credit, Ingram owned up to the poor performance and promised to better.

I’ll choose to believe him. Grade: D-  

Le’Veon Bell gets some bag work in

Not terrible, but if you’re going

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Casino Poker for Beginners: Rules and Etiquette Regarding Poker Chips – PokerNews.com

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Ed. note: For those who might have missed it before, we’re reprising Robert Woolley‘s series of articles for poker players who are new to live poker. The series is great for newcomers, and likely useful as well to those with experience playing in casinos and poker rooms.

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“The guy who invented gambling was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.”

That pithy sentence is usually attributed to Julius “Big Jules” Weintraub, a big gambler who essentially invented the “Vegas junket” for East Coast residents, though I have not been able to identify a reliable primary source for this quotation. Whoever said it was right — you can play poker with cash, but chips make the game far easier to manage.

Because chips are such a ubiquitous feature of poker, it’s easy to accept their presence without much thought. But I think there’s a lot that’s worth knowing about poker chips before you sit down at a table full of them.

Chips and Money (A Complicated Relationship)

The first thing to understand is that chips are real money, just in a different form. This truth is simultaneously obvious and elusive. Weintraub’s observation gets at how easy it is to forget it and to start treating chips as mere abstractions.

In The Biggest Game in Townone of the most articulate and influential books ever written about pokerAl Alvarez mused, “The chip is like a conjurer’s sleight of hand that turns an egg into a billiard ball, a necessity of life into a plaything, reality into illusion. Players who freeze up at the sight of a fifty-dollar bill, thinking it could buy them a week’s food at the supermarket, will toss two green [$25] chips into the

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Mother battling breast cancer dies from alcohol poisoning after drinking wine all day during Greek holiday to … – Daily Mail

Valerie Jones died from alcohol poisoning after drinking wine all day on holiday Mrs Jones, 54, was taken to Santorini, Greece, by her company director husbandShe collapsed and was found to be unresponsive and died on arrival at hospital

A middle-class mother died from alcohol poisoning after drinking wine all day while on a holiday to celebrate a break in her breast cancer treatment.

Therapist Valerie Jones, 54, was taken to the Greek island of Santorini by her company director husband Nigel as a treat to recuperate from her illness.

An inquest heard that on the second day of the holiday, Mrs Jones had been drinking wine during a morning sightseeing trip, at lunch and again over an evening meal.

She then had a nightcap with her husband before joining a wedding party at their hotel.

Valerie Jones, 54, (pictured) died from alcohol poisoning after drinking wine all day in Santorini

Mrs Jones was taken to Santorini by her company director husband Nigel (pictured) as a treat to recuperate from her illness

Mr Jones, the director of a chartered surveyors in Yeovil, Somerset, went to bed and told his wife to enjoy herself at the party, where she had made new friends.

He woke later that night to be told she had collapsed in the toilets shortly before 2am. She was found to be unresponsive and died on arrival at Santorini General Hospital.

Bournemouth Coroner’s Court was told that Mrs Jones was nearly four-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit, which in the UK is 80mg alcohol per 100ml of blood.

Such levels are enough to cause sudden death from acute alcohol toxicity, the inquest heard

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