Mike Hosking: Canada’s example shows the dangers of legalising cannabis

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 28 November 2019Family First Comment: “The legalisation in Canada had the same sort of ideological bollocks wrapped around it as the pro dopers are pedalling here. It’s a health issue, we want to offer support, we want to control the market, we want the bad guys out of the business. One year on none of it has happened. In fact, quite the opposite, the illegal side of the trade has flourished.”#saynopetodopeI think we can be somewhat grateful to Canada for legalising cannabis a good year or so ahead of us. They’re making a complete hash – no pun intended – of it.This week’s news is the massive over supply: the market went nuts, grew it like there was no tomorrow, so now they have warehouses full of it. And you know what happens to the price when the supply side is out of kilter – yes, it crashes.That’s the trouble when it comes to drugs. Cheap drugs then lead to greater uptake, which is fine if its fruit and veggies but not if it’s the sort of product that leads to dependence and psychosis.The legalisation in Canada had the same sort of ideological bollocks wrapped around it as the pro dopers are pedalling here. It’s a health issue, we want to offer support, we want to control the market, we want the bad guys out of the business.One year on none of it has happened. In fact, quite the opposite, the illegal side of the trade has flourished.And here’s the simple truth about government vs private enterprise when it comes to business of which pedalling dope is: the private sector always wins. It wins on agility, creativity, flexibility and street smarts.They’re not driven by policy, by politics, by agencies, by bureaucracy, they’re driven by a bottom line: you want it, they got it.So not only do the Canadians have two and a half years’ worth of supply in warehouses. They also have the psychological things they didn’t think of.READ MORE: https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/opinion/mike-hosking-canadas-example-shows-the-dangers-of-legalising-cannabis/last_img read more

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Ighalo wins Man of The Match award against LASK

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Man U crash out of Europa League Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo was voted Man of the Match after opening the scoring in the 5-0 victory over LASK and leading the line with authority. The Nigerian, who is on loan from Shanghai Greeland Shenhua, also provided the assist for the second goal, finished by Daniel James, and was unlucky not to add to his personal tally when showing great strength before rolling his effort against a post. Ighalo’s fourth goal since arriving on deadline day in January was a thing of absolute beauty. He took three touches to juggle a pass by Bruno Fernandes on the edge of the area in order to work his way into a shooting position. With tremendous venom, the centre-forward hammered his drive in off the underside of the bar for a strike that deserved more attention than it received in a virtually empty stadium due to the tie being played behind closed doors. Despite the healthy competition for the award, the hit-man gained half of the votes cast to finish clear of Fernandes in second spot and third-placed Fred. It is the second time he has scooped the accolade, after also starring in the Emirates FA Cup triumph at Derby County. Ighalo was the undisputed main man on Thursday evening in Linz.Tags: Bruno FernandesDaniel JamesLASKOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

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Keane wants Everton talks

first_img Press Association Coleman and McCarthy both played for Roberto Martinez’s Everton four days after the clash with the world champions and Keane, concerned that pressure may be being put on players by their clubs, is eager to sort things out. He said in the Daily Mail: ” I worry that he (McCarthy) is under lots of pressure, particularly from Everton’s point of view. “Because every time there is an international match it does seem to be Seamus (Coleman) and James (McCarthy) under lots of pressure. They’re turning up or they mightn’t turn up, or they’re struggling. “You always get the impression from Everton that Seamus and James are both barely able to walk, that type of thing. So when they actually turn up and they are walking through the reception, ‘Praise the Lord, it’s a miracle’.” As a result, Keane wants Martinez and O’Neill to meet. Everton have Europa League commitments this season and Keane knows of the difficulties of staying fresh from his own career, but he hopes Martinez understands the importance of international football. “There has to be, I think, some sort of sit-down conversation and say, ‘Listen, I think Martin’s been more than good enough here, particularly the friendlies but these are big qualifying matches now’. “Roberto Martinez has to look after his club and he is probably thinking they have European games. Roberto, I don’t think, has ever played senior level at international level and maybe he doesn’t appreciate how big it is for us and how big the games are for us. “We talk about the manager here and the manager there but there’s a player in between all that, and I can speak from experience, he’s under lots of pressure too. There is a guarantee that when the player turns up (for internationals) they are getting phone calls left, right and centre from their 15 physios at the club. “You’re also hoping the player can make the decision and say, ‘I’ll give it a go’ or whatever it might be’.” Republic assistant Keane and manager Martin O’Neill are hoping Seamus Coleman, Darron Gibson and James McCarthy can help them qualify for Euro 2016. Midfielder McCarthy has missed the last three qualifiers through injury, though, including Friday’s loss to Scotland, while Coleman also missed last month’s draw with Germany. center_img Roy Keane has called for talks between the Republic of Ireland and Everton’s coaching staff over the management of the Toffees’ internationals.last_img read more

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mkodo warns industry developers of Apple backlash on ‘simple wraps’

first_img Share Will Whitehead, mkodo: Achieving sportsbook and casino differentiation through UX April 29, 2020 Stuart Godfree- mkodoLondon-based mobile app and innovation studio mkodo has issued industry stakeholders a warning with regards to new Apple App Store policies and listings guidelines, inbound with the US tech giant’s ‘4.2 update’.Moving forward, the Silicon Valley giant has pledged to enforce policies requiring app developers, including those operated by industry incumbents to have a minimum level of native functionality.In its new review guidelines, Apple seeks to make a clear distinction between standard online browsing functions and specific app developed features  – “include features, content and user interface that elevate it beyond a repackaged website”.Stuart Godfree, Managing Director mkodo, said: “Apple is now ensuring that all apps offer something different to a web experience which will really affect both new and existing apps across our sector.“Rejections can be hugely costly both in terms of resubmission work and time to market, not to mention the loss of revenues, and can easily be avoided if an app is native and developed and optimised to respect the Apple Guidelines.”For Godfree and mkodo, its appears that Apple is moving to shut down on developers submitting ‘wrapped sites’ (basic apps) from being apple to list/index on App Store rankings.These changes may impact a number of industry players, as it has been common practice to some extent for app developers to simply wrap versions of an operator’s website.Godfree added: “This should not be underestimated. It is very important to work with a partner who understands what the App Store and Google Play Store require to ensure your apps are not rejected”. Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement  March 31, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines January 15, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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UEFA CL:Asamoah crashes out with Juventus

first_imgGhana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah suffered elimination from the Uefa Champions League after Juventus lost 1-0 at Galatasaray on Wednesday.The Ghanaian international played full throttle as they went down 1-0 at the Turk Telecom Arena in a rescheduled fixture.A late goal from Wesley Sneijder eliminated the Italian champions from Europe’s elite inter club competition in awful conditions in Istanbul.The crucial match between the two clubs was postpnoed on Tuesday after 31 minutes due to a downpour of hail and snow, and conditions were hardly much better as Roberto Mancini’s side joined Real Madrid in progressing from Group B.Within seconds of the restart the game looked certain to fall victim to further farce when the ball became stuck in the thick brown mud coating the surface, but the flanks were dotted by green patches and play was just about possible over the white dusting in Istanbul.The best chance of the truncated first half came to Carlos Tevez, who took the ball on following some good hold-up play from Fernando Llorente, burst into the box but then lost his footing on the slippy turf when swinging his right boot at the ball and only found the side netting. The viscous surface made a short-passing game near impossible and so it was from a long-ball that Gala claimed the winner on 85 minutes, Didier Drogba flicking it on to Sneijder who took the ball superbly in his stride and stroked a lovely shot into the far corner past Gianluigi Buffonlast_img read more

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