Hazard under watch at Real Madrid after Belgium decision

first_img Read Also: JUST-IN: Luis Suarez plays down Barcelona exit talks Hazard netted just one goal across 22 appearances in his debut campaign in Spain, although Madrid ended up winning their first league title in three years. The Belgian international suffered a fracture to his right distal fibula during the 1-0 La Liga loss at Levante in February – just a week after he returned from a similar three-month layoff, summing up a difficult campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Eden Hazard is “under watch” at Real Madrid after his strange international week with Belgium, according to the front pages of Thursday’s Spanish sports newspapers. The 29-year-old did not feature at all for his nation in the Nations League this week and his decision to join up with his national side, combined with comments from Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, has left more questions than answers in the Spanish capital. The front page of Marca cite Martinez as saying that Hazard – on the eve of a new La Liga season – is not prepared to play 90 minutes and he needs to work, while the front page of AS admits that there is now concern in Madrid over the situation. The player’s decision to join up with the national team means he has lost 10 days of pre-season training with his club and there is said to now be scrutiny over the decision.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Everything You Need to Know as School Starts Tomorrow in PBC

first_imgMeanwhile, the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee has made a decision on the issue over whether the state has the right to force schools to reopen.On July 6, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an emergency order that required public schools statewide to reopen their campuses on weekdays or risk the possibility of losing state funding. With the school year set to begin with virtual-only learning in Palm Beach County on Aug. 31, parents, students and staff are making last-minute preparations.“This will not be a typical year,” said Dr. Donald Fennoy, the Superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County, said during a news conference last week.The district made the decision in July to delay reopening until the end of August, and to offer remote instruction exclusively for the time being.Schools are slated to reopen their campuses one week after the county moves to phase 2 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening plan. However, parents and students would still have to option to continue with virtual learning at that point, if they so choose.For now, students will follow a regular bell schedule, and teachers will offer live classes every weekday, just as they would on campus.“Please know, the school board and I are committed to reopening our campuses as soon as it is safe to do so,” Fennoy added.A recent district survey revealed that nearly 20 percent of students will choose to continue learning online when phase 2 begins, while 37 percent will return to campus. Another 39 percent remain unsure.District officials emphasize that parents and students may not move between online and campus learning from one week to the next.Last week, the district sent all families an email with a guide to the school year, available here.In addition, the district has established a hotline at (561) 969-5840 to answer questions about the start of the 2020-21 school year.The school district’s IT Service Desk is available at (561) 242-4100 Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.The first day of school on Monday will be very different than any school year before. But one thing hasn’t changed. We are here for you and we are in this together. #GoingTheDistancePBCSD @AngelaBrentHar1 @ShineonSPES pic.twitter.com/OEZW1uu0Hg— PBCSD (@pbcsd) August 30, 2020 Last Friday, the 1st District Court of Appeal sided with Corcoran and Gov. Ron DeSantis, by issuing a stay Lee County Circuit Court Judge Charles Dodson’s ruling that the state mandate was unconstitutional.Nonetheless, the case will not necessarily go straight to Florida’s Supreme Court, as the appeals court struck down that request from both sides in the case.Final briefs in the case are due by Sept. 9, according to the News Service of Florida and Miami television station WFOR.The Florida Education Association (FEA) originally brought the issue to Dodson, arguing that the state’s mandate violated the Florida Constitution’s guarantee of “safe” and “secure” public schools.Now, FEA President Fedrick Ingram is fighting back.In a statement released after Friday’s ruling, he says, “We are going to keep fighting because lives are at stake. This is not about closing schools or opening schools. This is about allowing local districts to do what is best to protect local families.”Last week, Dodson had issued a temporary injunction leaving decisions up to local school districts.Allowing Dodson’s order to stay in effect “would threaten to interfere with the ongoing reopening of schools by local districts and disrupt plans that families have made with respect to their children’s education,” the state’s lawyers have argued.Nearly 60 percent of the 2.8 million public school students in Florida have registered for in-person classes, state education officials say.850 WFTL wishes everyone success and safety during the new school year.last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: George Kittle, Evan Engram, David Njoku, Delanie Walker impact Week 12 start-or-sit calls

first_imgWhen will Delanie Walker return?Walker was back at Titans’ practice Wednesday and told reporters he’s feeling “excited.” Walker also is without the knee brace that he was wearing earlier in the week. Tennessee plays at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday against Jacksonville.(Update: Walker practiced again Thursday.)Walker’s return, at least for a week, will make both he and Jonnu Smith basically unplayable while we wait to see who emerges as the top tight end for the Titans. After that’s determined, either is a borderline fantasy starter in 12-team leagues, as long as they don’t cannabalize each other too much. George Kittle and Evan Engram both are close to making their returns to the top of our TE rankings, but it might not happen in Week 12. Further down the tight end ranks, we’re keeping an eye on the health of David Njoku and Delanie Walker as possible fantasy starters. We have the latest injury updates below on those four big names from a weak fantasy position.For updates on injured WRs, such as Emmanuel Sanders, Tyler Lockett, and many more, go here; for news on ailing RBs, such as James Conner, Jordan Howard, Devonta Freeman, and more, click here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerGeorge Kittle injury updateKittle (knee) missed Wednesday’s practice and has yet to practice since the end of October. He hasn’t played since initially suffering the injury during Week 9’s game against Arizona. Kyle Shanahan suggested that Kittle’s status will come down to gameday. The 49ers don’t kick off until Sunday night against the Packers.Ross Dwelley should be owned in most fantasy leagues in what is a top-five fantasy TE matchup, and if you’re a Kittle owner and Dwelley is out there, go get him. Dwelley is a top-10 fantasy play at the position this week if Kittle is out. You’re obviously starting Kittle if he plays.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPEven Engram injury newsEngram (foot) missed the Giants’ practice Wednesday, and ESPN’s Jordan Raanan thinks it’d be an “upset” if Engram played this weekend. Engram hasn’t played since Week 9. The Giants kick off at 1 p.m. ET Sunday in Chicago.Rhett Ellison is dealing with a concussion and missed Wednesday’s practice, too. Kaden Smith would start at TE for the Giants if both were out, but he wouldn’t be worth using in fantasy. Daniel Jones would get a boost if Engram was able to play. WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill David Njoku play Week 12?Njoku was officially designated to return from Injured Reserve and was on the practice field for the Browns on Wednesday without limitations. Cleveland probably wouldn’t officially activate Njoku before this weekend when it plays Miami at home.The matchup would be great for Njoku if it looks like he’d be active and play without limitations. He’s a borderline fantasy starter the rest of the way whenever he makes it back to the field.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more

Athletics’ win over Mariners locks in wild card game at the Coliseum

first_imgSEATTLE — The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Toronto Blue Jays a few hours prior to first pitch. So the A’s knew home field advantage for the wild card game was one win away.Ramón Laureano hit his second home run of the road trip, securing the A’s a 1-0 win on Saturday night over the Mariners and, therefore, home field for the wild card game versus the Tampa Bay Rays.Brett Anderson finished his season with a five-inning shutout performance, striking out three with three hits allowed.Yusmeiro …last_img

Another Darwinian Assumption Overturned: Results “Too Radical”

first_imgEvolutionists are stunned at a study in comparative genomics performed by University of Chicago researchers that overturns a common belief about natural selection.  EurekAlert summarizes the finding: “The new data show that if more mutations show up at a gene, that gene tends to accept a higher percentage of those mutations.”  This means that mutations accepted into a genome are not strictly a function of natural selection, but of mutation rate.    Mutations accepted into a gene can be synonymous or non-synonymous.  Synonymous mutations (Ks) swap an amino acid with a similar one, such that the protein can still function.  Non-synonymous mutations (Ka) change the shape of the protein and thereby can be acted on by natural selection.  Scientists have assumed that the percentage of non-synonymous mutations accepted during evolution remains constant.  Bruce Lahn, author of the paper in Trends in Genetics, commented on the assumption: “This theory has been the workhorse of molecular evolution.  Thousands of scientific papers have been published based directly or indirectly on this notion.”  The new study shows, instead, that “the faster the speed of new mutations, the greater the percentage of those mutations accepted.”    Several statements in the press release make this finding sound revolutionary:“We’ve discovered a striking phenomenon that challenges a paradigm of molecular evolution that has been around for several decades,” said lead author Bruce Lahn, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics at the University of Chicago and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.  “As such, it may cause a significant shift in the field.”Lahn cannot explain the mechanism of his findings and expects many will question this novel finding.  “It’s too radical,” he said.  “People just don’t want to believe it, but the data are there.”“Lahn and his associates have found a most striking result, one that is totally unexpected,” said geneticist James Crow, professor emeritus of genetics and zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Sudhir Kumar, an associate professor of molecular evolution at Arizona State University, agreed.  “It goes against strict theory, but evolutionary biologists know that nothing’s clean cut.  There’s always distortion because we’re looking at longtime history.  (Emphasis added in all quotes.) What this means is up in the air.  James Crow ended with a look to the future: “I hope that further work will provide an explanation of what now is a major puzzle.”What if a flood of mutations struck in a short period?  Could it account for a wide range of mutational changes in the relatively recent past?  How would they know?  This result appears to undercut any remaining trust in the molecular clock, a device that was broken anyway (see 08/24/2004 entry).    Kumar hit the nail on the head: evolutionary theory is never clean cut, and is always subject to distortion.  If evolutionists are trying to look at longtime history, good luck – because history cannot be put into a test tube.  Trying to decipher history from present observations of genes and proteins is messy business, subject to numerous assumptions that can be overthrown, such as this one.  Kumar said “The novelty of this work is that he [Lahn] used a large amount of data.”  What does this tell you about the evolutionary assumptions built on far less data?  The Darwinists are certainly not throwing in the towel over this latest genetic earthquake.  It just illustrates that assumptions in science, trusted for decades, yielding thousands of scientific papers, can be flat wrong.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bryant set to bring KO punch to UFC with BodyArmour

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Bryant, the third-leading scorer in NBA history, called his first year of retirement “lovely.”“I started thinking about what comes next when I was 21 years old,” Bryant said. “When you retire, how do you grow, how do you mature? And also, how do you understand the market?”Bryant has more than business interests to keep him busy in retirement. He wrote an ode to basketball titled, “Dear Basketball,” that he recited in September alongside “Jaws” film composer John Williams and his orchestra in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. He wants to become a mentor to athletes, in the corporate world or anyone who wants to pick the brain of the five-time NBA champion.“How can I take the knowledge that I’ve learned in my profession and help them,” Bryant asked. “I’ve had that in my life. I’ve had guys like John Williams, who is a composer, who seemingly has nothing to do with what I do but has everything to do with it in terms of how you manage a team, how you focus on details.”BodyArmour unveiled its new flavor “Knockout Punch,” specfically for UFC. BodyArmour says it’s the fastest growing sports drink in its category, and boasts 110 percent increase in sales from last year.BodyArmour wants to usher in a new generation of sports greats as the undisputed sports drink champ.“It’s the boxing of sports drinks. That’s what Gatorade is,” BodyArmour founder Mike Repole said.It’s the kind of trash talk Bryant could support. And it’s just a small reason why Bryant has invested in the company.ADVERTISEMENT “I was obsessive about every little detail,” Bryant said. “From footwear to what I wear to recovery. If I feel like I could gain any type of advantage whatsoever, I obsessed over that detail. So yeah, this is something I wish I would have had.”The Lakers will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a ceremony Dec. 18 during their game against Golden State. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star and the Lakers’ franchise leader in points (33,643), games played (1,346), 3-pointers (1,827), steals (1,944) and free throws (8,378). QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Meb to run last NYC Marathon, retire where he began in 2002 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Former NBA star Kobe Bryant gestures as he speaks to invited guests during an event to inaugurate new Basketball play ground in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Kobe Bryant said to Sports News Television that he wouldn’t go to the White House if President Donald Trump invited him. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant is set to enter the UFC octagon — at least, with a sports drink.The retired Los Angeles Lakers great is an investor with BodyArmor, the first official sports drink of UFC, and hit New York on Thursday to promote the partnership.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He could have used something stiff to ease the sting of the Dodgers’ loss to Houston in the World Series.“Heartbreaker, man,” he said. “I’m happy for Houston and they derserve it. But being in LA all these years, my heart breaks for them.”Bryant was flanked by UFC President Dana White and fighters Cody Garbrandt, Francis Ngannou and Cythia Calvillo just a left hook away from Madison Square Garden. Garbrandt defends the 135-pound title against T.J. Dillashaw on the UFC 218 card Saturday night at the Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBryant, who gave an informal backstage pep talk to the fighters, can’t stick around for the card. He said he was in a rush to get home to his three daughters, the oldest of which, Gianna, has flashed some of the same basketball skills as her dad. Bryant has said he has no interest in a Lakers’ front office role and is content to keep his scouting reports within the family.“I coach my daughter’s sixth grade team. That’s the extent of it all,” Bryant said. “She’s a beast. She’s tough. She’s a little firecracker, man.”last_img read more

13 days agoBurnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progress

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Dyche delighted with McNeil progressby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted with the progress of Dwight McNeil.His latest impressive performance came against Everton on Saturday where he got the better of a duel with Toffees full back and Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman.“Dwight was very good again, he continues to defy the logic of young players because when they go in they often have a quiet spell and it might still come but it hasn’t so far,” said Dyche after the Clarets’ victory on Saturday.“His quality meant he has taken on a full back who has played hundreds of games in the Premier League and is an international player and gave him a challenge as he has done with many others.“He is a very, very good player and continues to improve.” last_img read more

13 days agoMan Utd legend Bryan Robson: Wrong to sell without replacements

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Bryan Robson: Wrong to sell without replacementsby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Bryan Robson says Ole Gunnar ­Solskjaer’s squad lack leading stars.Robson insists the club made “a mistake” by clearing out big names, including Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, without replacing them.He told the Mirror: “I think Man U’s only mistake so far is allowing too many experienced players to go.“Because we have had quite a lot of injuries at this stage of the season, they have left themselves a little bit short. That is why they are where they are.“Lukaku (to Inter), Sanchez (Inter – loan), Ander Herrera (PSG – loan), Chris Smalling (Roma – loan). These are very experienced players. In this situation, rather than kids, you need those types of ­experienced players to steady it.“People talk about ­leaders and every club needs them. Whether it is a ­centre-midfielder or a dominant centre-half, you need a leader to ­organise on the pitch. Man U are looking for that type of player.” last_img read more

A look at the twoperson race for the one Nunavut seat

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanada’s biggest jurisdiction by geography, and one of the smallest for population, Nunavut is about as unique as a Canadian electoral area gets.APTN’s Kent Driscoll takes a look at what is shaping up to be a two-person race for the one Nunavut seat.last_img

Low and slow A tale of online recreational pot orders across Canada

first_imgCanadians were eager to buy legal cannabis for recreational use online on Oct. 17, as government-run and privately operated pot portals were lit up with thousands of orders within the first 24 hours of legalization day.However, the problems plaguing many of those initial orders such as delivery delays highlights the growing pains facing the newly legal market.The Canadian Press tried to order the cheapest available gram or pre-roll of dried flower in each province and territory during the afternoon of Oct. 17. One order could not be completed and two had still yet to arrive more than one week later.All websites required various age verification checks and most interfaces were easy to navigate, but the available product was low and delivery times were often slower than promised.The fastest delivery was in Halifax where the bureau received its order within two days, while it took a full week before the order arrived in Iqaluit. The cheapest order including delivery was in Quebec at roughly $14 and the most expensive was in the Northwest Territories at more than $31.Here’s how the pot order process rolled out across the country:NewfoundlandDelivery date: Still waitingShipping fee: $10 minimumCost: $8.99; $20.34 total costCannabis NL’s website was clean and easy to navigate, but on Oct. 17 the options for a quick, low-cost gram were limited. The “shop” section advertised dried flower, oils, pre-rolled joints and plants, but most products were labelled “coming soon.” The product page was fairly informative with a breakdown of the plant’s THC and CBD levels, growing method and province of origin, as well as acceptable methods of use. Sorting by lowest to highest price, the most affordable flower was a hybrid plant called Island Pink from Emerald Health Therapeutics Canada. The “expedited parcel” shipping was the cheaper option, promising a delivery time between five and seven days. On the morning of Oct. 26, the product had not yet arrived and Cannabis NL sent customers an email that said “unexpected challenges with supply” are causing “unfortunate delays.” It added that suppliers have agreed to begin refunding the Xpresspost shipping fees for orders that do not arrive within the posted delivery times.— Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s, N.L.———Prince Edward IslandDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $7Cost: $7.83; $17.05 total cost including shippingThe P.E.I. Cannabis Corp. website greets you with a scenic Island landscape. The standard warnings flash “Start low. Go slow,” and various other catchy slogans. In product descriptions, some companies have opted to keep established illicit market names like “Diesel” while moved to establish their own names with strains like “Radiate”. The website allows users to sort by format, plant type, strength or brand, but not price. The package arrived Monday around 11:00 a.m. looking like anything else one would receive in the mail. FIGR’s No. 17 ground cannabis sealed in a red packet came with pamphlets about responsible smoking and a receipt. Though, the website advertised THC totals of 9.99 to 17.00 per cent and the description boasted levels of 21 per cent, the physical product was marked with a total THC percentage just under 13 per cent.— Tony Davis in Charlottetown———New BrunswickDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $7Cost: $10.50; $17.50 total cost including shippingThe ordering process was simple. Just click on a button to state you are over 19, set up an account, order the product and go to the checkout to give your credit card info. A confirmation page after the order is placed indicated that the order should arrive by Friday. However, the package did not arrive at the office — part of the legislature press gallery in a secure government building — until Monday morning. Another reporter signed for the delivery, but was not asked for ID to ensure he was over 19 years of age. However, he’s close to 50 and bald. Inside the large plastic Canada Post envelope was a packing slip and the small brown paper envelope containing the cannabis. The envelope had a label with the product information and the perforation at the top of the envelope had a Cannabis NB seal over it.— Kevin Bissett in Fredericton———Nova ScotiaDelivery date: Oct. 19Shipping fee: $6.09Cost: $8.65; $16.95 total cost including shippingThe Halifax bureau attempted to order the least expensive brands of dried flower cannabis from the government operated Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. Cannabis site at 3 p.m. on legalization day, just hours after obtaining an identification number from a downtown store. The brands that ranged from $6.33 to just under $7.50 per gram were unavailable, according to the website’s search by price function. However, one gram of the Haven St. Mango Kush was available at $8.65. A Canada Post delivery agent arrived at the door of the office two days after the order and a colleague who hadn’t ordered the marijuana signed for it. The packaging included consumer information that suggested the user “start low and go slow” in using the marijuana, and noted the effects could last up to six hours.— Michael Tutton in Halifax———QuebecDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $5Cost: $8.50; $14.25 total cost including shippingThe Montreal bureau ordered one gram of Harmoniser — an indica strain from Aphria Inc. at 3 p.m. on Oct. 17. When the package arrived the following Monday at 10:15 a.m., the Canada Post delivery person asked for an employee’s signature at the door. The package gave no hint of what it contained, except for the “18+ signature” printed above the barcode. The delivery person did not request ID to confirm age upon delivery — but the person accepting the package looked more than 25 years old.— Christopher Reynolds in Montreal———OntarioDelivery date: Still waitingShipping fee: $5.65Cost: $10.40, $16.05 total cost including shippingWith no brick-and-mortar cannabis stores in Ontario until next spring at the earliest, Ontarians can only buy legal recreational pot online. Unlike some other provincial retail websites, the designers of the Ontario Cannabis Store seem to have strived for austerity. Devoid of colour, there are no stock photos, only an OCS logo and a message warning off those below the age of 19. Once inside, it’s all business. The user is sent straight to the product range, represented by photos of the packaging, making it unclear in some instances what exactly is on offer. After choosing one gram of Tangerine Dream from brand San Rafael for $10.40, the checkout process was quick and efficient. A shipping charge of $5.65 was added, bringing the total to $16.05, far above the black market price of less than $10 per gram. OCS said the product should arrive within one to three days, but the order has yet to arrive more than one week later.— Jody White in Toronto———ManitobaDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $7.95Cost: $12, $21.59 total cost including shippingWinnipeg’s Delta 9 Cannabis Store website is easy to navigate and advertises same-day delivery in the city, but the shelves of the online store were nearly empty. Of the 11 dried cannabis strains, eight were sold out. Most of the strains left were only sold in larger quantities (five grams for $60 or 10 grams for $120) and only one offered smaller quantities (DNA Genetics Lemon Skunk for $12 a gram). There were also smoking tools and accessories for sale including papers, lighters, vaporizers and cannabis cook books. Despite the website saying American Express was an accepted payment, after an hour in an online help chat and on the phone with employees and the bank, the only suggestion was use a different card. It took five days of waiting for it to show. It arrived in an unnecessarily large plastic container in a giant bubble-wrap envelope. It looked large for a gram but, much like a Prairie tumbleweed, it was not dense and extremely dry.— Kelly Geraldine Malone in Winnipeg———SaskatchewanDelivery date: Online orders were not available on Oct. 17Those looking to buy cannabis online from Jimmy’s Cannabis were out of luck on legalization day. A message on its website on Oct. 17 said it held back on online sales due to discussions between Health Canada and Canada Post, Jimmy’s shipping provider. Upon accessing its website, the user was asked to put in their date of birth. The website itself was both clean and trendy with a video playing above a header that said “Welcome to Jimmy’s.” There were five options at the top including flower, oil, accessories, apparel and a drop down with contact information, locations, about the company and the online shop. Upon clicking the online shop option, there were flowers, oil, pre-roll and accessories. However, on Oct. 22, Jimmy’s said in a post on its website that it was unable to open its e-commerce store “due to inventory shortages.” On Oct. 26, online cannabis sales were still unavailable.— Ryan McKenna in Regina———AlbertaDelivery date: Oct. 19Shipping fee: $9.95Cost: $9.24 before tax, $20.15 total cost including shippingAfter a few simple questions to verify age — Alberta’s site checks submitted answers against provincial databases — users are taken to the product page. Only plain white packages are shown. Each product entry provides THC content and whether it’s a sativa, indica or a hybrid. Strawberry Ice, $9.24 a gram, is described as “fun and fruity,” and “perfect for making the most of a sunny summer day.” The site won’t allow you to ship to a different address than the one provided for age verification. On Wednesday, the site offered 73 different types of dried flower from 24 different growers. By mid-afternoon, six were out of stock. It had four kinds of pre-rolled joints, two of which were gone by 3 p.m. Its only oil offering was also gone. The site was clean and classy, with lots of Alberta scenery and no psychedelia. You could be buying tires. The most expensive per-gram offering cost $14.95. The cannabis arrived Friday afternoon, two days after it was ordered, and picture identification with a current address was required.— Bob Weber in Edmonton———NunavutDelivery date: Oct. 24Shipping fee: roughly $9Cost: $16.99; $27.29 total cost including shippingAs an online customer in Nunavut, you become accustomed to a lack of options, all of which are expensive, and a sense of relief for even just getting an online order through. Internet speeds and access are far below national averages. Pot is no different. The government’s website says you can only buy from the approved vendor list, which contains one entry: Canopy Growth Corp., whose brand name is Tweed. To verify your age, you enter your date of birth and confirm you are not ordering from a shared device. Tweed offered four options — only dried flowers — in various quantities: one indica, two sativa and one hybrid. All but two options were sold out. With shipping, one gram of Lemon Skunk came to $27.29. Seven days later, postal workers deposited a package slip into a P.O. Box. It’s a short ATV ride to the postal warehouse. There, a worker said half the warehouse is full of pot orders.— Thomas Rohner in Iqaluit———Northwest TerritoriesDelivery date: Still waitingShipping fee: $12.47Cost: $17.50; $31.47 total cost including shippingThe Northwest Territories’ cannabis website was simple and easily navigated, though creating an account took 15 minutes longer than anticipated as a verification email took time to arrive. There were only seven items available, offering five strains in various sizes. Despite the territory’s pledge that cannabis prices would start at around $8.50 per gram, the cheapest one-gram package available online on legalization day cost $31.47. The total price included $17.50 for a gram of the Rockstar strain (one of two strains available in one-gram packages, identically priced), $1.50 in tax, and $12.47 in shipping to Yellowknife. The territory’s website stated proof of age would be required upon delivery. The package was shipped on Oct. 24 according to an email from the NWT website — well within standard time for anything to arrive. By the morning of Oct. 26, the package had not yet been delivered.— Ollie Williams with Cabin Radio in Yellowknife———YukonDelivery date: Oct. 23Shipping fee: $12 expedited shippingCost: $15.94; $29.34 total cost including shipping.The Cannabis Yukon website has an age verification process and a question about whether you are intoxicated. The scheduled website launch on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. ran into a technical glitch, and didn’t go live until just before 12:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., it took a few tries through a couple of different computers before being able to access the site. The website showed pictures of happy people in various settings such as around a kitchen table or a campfire with direct links to various cannabis types. The website offers value, core and premium pricing, ranging from just over $10 to $155. The cheapest pre-rolled cannabis was $15.94. The only choice was expedited shipping, costing $12 — almost as much as the joint itself. The package didn’t arrive until Tuesday about 11 a.m. and delivery required identification and a signature, even though they did get my name wrong.— Tim Kucharuk with CKRW in Whitehorse———British ColumbiaDelivery date: Oct. 26Shipping fee: $10Cost: $8.99 before tax. $21.27 total cost including shippingIt took less than 15 minutes to complete an online order for one gram of marijuana at B.C. Cannabis Stores. To enter the B.C. cannabis website, users must confirm they are 19 years or older by providing their date of birth. There were about eight cannabis product for sale on legalization day in prices ranging from $6.99 per gram to $11.99 per gram. The cheapest brands of cannabis at $6.99 were already sold out just hours after the online store went live. Tangerine Dream at $8.99 a gram was still available. The total price, including a $10 shipping charge, taxes and the one gram of cannabis, was $21.27. On Oct. 20, the B.C. Liquor Distribution branch said it was “working hard to ship every order as quickly as possible” but “slight delays” meant rather than the estimated delivery period of up to two business days, the order would be shipped from the warehouse on Oct. 22. The order was picked up at a neighbourhood Canada Post outlet on the morning of Oct. 26. Packaged in a small, blue cardboard box, it included details about the strain, the THC and CBD content and a warning label, “Cannabis smoke is harmful.”— Dirk Meissner in Victorialast_img read more