How do escorts react to gifts received in addition to money

Posted on March 05, 2014

Sometimes in the escort business because it is an emotionally involving encounter for both parties, men may feel that they would like to show an extra appreciation to their London escorts agency. Clients feel that they may be able to express it much better if they got a well thought out expensive gift which would speak out for itself.

In any case, we all love to receive gifts. It shows that the other person has been thinking about us and it feels good leading into streamlining the relationship further.

Gifts however do speak for themselves. Chocolates can be pleasing to eat and they remind you of the person who gifted them to you. Not a good idea though if you are trying to control and loose your weight. You may be on a strict diet and eating that one chocolate may just break into all your other cravings.

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On the other hand, chocolates help to alleviate and raise the mood to good feelings. The exotic ones taste heavenly and dark chocolates especially offer particularly high benefits to the body in general. Dark chocolate has less sugar in it and contains a lot of other antioxidants which can lead to good health if consumed in moderation.

Chocolate gives the body energy to go that extra bit which can be useful when in a physical relationship with someone special. Thus the consumption of chocolate before getting intimate can ensure that both parties are still full of energy to perform to that extra mile that ensures complete satisfaction to both of them.

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London escorts love flowers. They speak volumes of good feelings to the recipient without any need of the use of words. Every duo London escorts however has a personal taste in flowers. Sometimes it is worth finding out before if they have any particular preferences which they would be much happier to receive as a gift. It can be helpful to establish beforehand too if the duo London escorts is allergic to any types of flowers. Allergies can lead to the gift not being accepted with as much appreciation. Therefore it is worth the while bringing the topic up in normal conversation simply by asking the duo escorts London the question what they like click for info . This is the way you can be assured that they will let you know about this planned surprise gift of yours. Roses are the most common types of flowers used as romantic gifts by most men.

According to tina – who works for Your escort agency in London A gift of Champagne or wine can bring great delight to an High class London escorts especially if it is her favourite variety. If they decide to give a toast together on their friendship then it can lead to both parties having a good loosened up time both conversations wise and other wise.

In rare cases men may make a mistake in what to give. They may not have been very sure what their escort needs. On the other hand they may just decide that her accessories or electronic gadgets need some updating. They may want her to have a better and more stylish camera or computer, TV, refrigerator or even an oven.

Things to Look Before Hiring a London Escort

Posted on January 03, 2014

As we all know that men always love to have sex, and there are a lot of men who are willing to pay or hire someone to fulfill their sexual needs. With the increasing use of internet in all the paths of life, the escort industry is also enjoying the benefits of the internet. Besides the huge choice, the internet also provides the clean and secure way of hiring an escort. Besides that, the online escort service also keeps your confidentiality. The use of online high class London escorts?website is increasing find more info , and so as the demand for such services during the last few years.

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People feel more comfortable in comparing the girls online and find the best girl for their sexual needs instead of bargaining about money and other things on the streets. There are various reputable High class London escort are available on various websites reference, besides that some girls have their own individual escort services instead of an agency. Both types of escort services have its own advantages and disadvantages. When you hire an agency, there is a middleman or broker who guides you well if you are new, however, the broker also charges his commission so that means you have to pay more when you go for escort agency. Because of the legal restrictions, the London escorts agencies are not able to advertise their services explicitly, and openly due to which they use different type of codes for different services. Codes like BBBJ means oral sex without having a condom, and GFE stands for girl friend experience. The laws in the UK are not as strict as in some of the other parts of the world. The advantages of London escort services are enormous as compared to finding a girl on the streets of the London.

Google Uk Ltd’s Tax Rate Was Actually 83.8% Of Profits So What Were The Guardian Talking About?

Posted on October 06, 2013

UK shows evidence of changing culture in near-comeback

Jalen Whitlow accounted for 247 yards and three touchdowns in nearly leading UK to a comeback win at South Carolina. (Jeff Blake, USA Today Sports)

Timberlake’s album, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, had led midweek sales by just 28 copies but was overtaken by Californian sisters, Haim. In the singles chart, OneRepublic’s Counting Stars claimed victory from The Vamps’ Can We Dance. The Official Charts Company said it was “the closest race of the year”. Ryan Tedder’s band OneRepublic secured its first UK number one after rising two places, with just 1,150 copies standing between the two tracks. It is the first time Timberlake has failed to top the UK chart with a new album The debut record from Haim, made up of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana, had been eagerly anticipated since the band won the BBC’s Sound Of 2013 poll in January. Days Are Gone features their three hit singles Don’t Save Me, Falling and The Wire, which the band dedicated to Prime Minister David Cameron when they both appeared on the Andrew Marr programme on BBC One last week. It finished the week 2,100 copies ahead of the second instalment of Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience album series. The original album, which is still at number 33 in the chart, spent three weeks at Number 1 in March and was the star’s third consecutive UK number one album. Last week’s number one album – Mechanical Bull by Kings Of Leon – slipped down to three, with Arctic Monkeys’ AM static at four and Drake’s Nothing Was The Same down to five. Dizzee Rascal’s The Fifth enterted the album chart at number ten, while his new single Something Really Bad took the same position in the single’s chart. Biggest sellers Jason Derulo’s single Talk Dirty FT 2 Chainz dropped to number three with Katy Perry’s Roar in fourth and Chase & Status in fifth with Count On Me FT Moko.

Haim beat Justin Timberlake to top UK album chart

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Not as much as their publishing this piece of dreck on the subject, true, but then that was a comment piece where the rules of reality and evidence are thought to be rather lower. But heres their report anyway : Google is back in the firing line over its tax affairs after the giant internet firm revealed it paid only 11.6m to the Treasury last year, despite generating $5.5bn (3.4bn) of business in the UK. Margaret Hodge, the chairwoman of the Commons public accounts committee who earlier this year accused Google of breaking its company motto of dont be evil said it had once again shown contempt for its customers and UK taxpayers. Googles complex tax arrangements, under which sales are booked in Ireland but revenues funnelled to a subsidiary in the tax haven of Bermuda, help the group pay minimal tax on the billions it earns outside the US. Google UK said in its latest accounts that it earned pre-tax profits of 37m on a turnover of 506m. The thing is, Google didnt pay 11.6 million in tax on that 37 million profit. Its paid 30.8 million in tax on that profit of 37 million for a tax rate of 83.8%. The actual accounts I have here. And as you can see the numbers The Guardian are using are simply wrong. The reason why theyre wrong is also simple enough to explain. Google was expensing certain of the stock awards that theyve made to staff. HMRC has, possibly correctly, insisted that these are not in fact tax-deductible expenses.

UK mounted a spirited rally, outscoring South Carolina 28-14 over the final 44:20. Twice the Cats climbed to within a single score in the fourth quarter, but the comeback bid was finally foiled when the Gamecocks picked up a pair of first downs on their final drive to salt away the 35-28 win. Stoops has little interest in moral victories, but even he couldn’t help but be pleased by the way his team responded to the largest deficit it has faced all season. “I was proud of our team because we did talk about it and prepare for it and if they did, we would stay in there and not flinch, take their best shot and battle back and have an opportunity to make plays in the fourth quarter to win the game,” Stoops said. “I was proud of the fact that we were in position to do that and very frustrated that we did not do that.” The play weighing most on his mind was a third-and-3 on South Carolina’s final drive. Stoops expected a read-option with Connor Shaw potentially handing to Mike Davis, so the Cats blitzed. Davis got the ball and appeared hemmed in, but managed five yards to prolong the possession and keep the ball away from Jalen Whitlow and the suddenly hot UK offense. For the first time this season, UK used a single quarterback from start to finish and the change paid dividends. With Jalen Whitlow running the show, the Cats had some early hiccups on offense. Stoops, however, resisted the urge to make a switch to Maxwell Smith. “I gotta admit: I was thinking about some things in the middle of the game,” Stoops said.

Sean Penn Sponsors Haitian Runners For New York City Marathon

Posted on October 06, 2013

Revolution forced into late tie with New York

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Comment Jim Spellman/WireImage We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon – the marathon. So we’re really looking forward to it, actor Sean Penn said. Sean Penn is ecstatic that his relief organization will sponsor runners from Haiti to participate in the New York City Marathon next month. “We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon – the marathon. So we’re really looking forward to it,” Penn said. The 53-year old actor, who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday night, expressed satisfaction that the organization continues to rebuild Haiti with its medical, relocation, structural and community development programs -but also that it brings hope to the island nation. “It’s rewarding. I just came back from Port-au-Prince, where I visited our Haitian marathon runners, and to see that great discipline that Haitians have and that great spirit and the excitement that they have visiting New York for the first time.” RELATED: MADONNA PARTIES WITH EX-HUSBAND SEAN PENN AT FILM LAUNCH Penn started the J/P Health Relief Organization after a catastrophic magnitude-7.0 earthquake ripped through Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 100,000 people. The organization set up camps for displaced residents and facilitated medical clinics. It continues to save lives and brings sustainable programs to benefit the nation. Penn acts as CEO and chairman of the board for the organization. When asked if his efforts to make a meaningful and lasting impact in Haiti made him proud, Penn responded: “I’ve got a group I’m very proud of and really inspired by. Let’s say I’ve been granted a fortunate ticket in.” The two-time Oscar-winning actor made the comments at the world premiere of his film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” at the New York Film Festival. Penn stars alongside writer-director Ben Stiller. The 26-mile New York Marathon takes place Nov.

Next, Henry went alone on Reis in the 89th minute, but had his low drive stopped by the New England goalkeeper. The Revolution made Reis’ save count, as they marched down the field and scored the go-ahead goal. Fagundez stripped New York’s David Carney of possession in the 90th minute just outside the penalty area, ran in alone on Robles, and then fired a shot into the net for his team-leading 12th goal of the season and the 2-1 lead. “Well, when we came in here we said that we needed to pressure them,” explained Fagundez. “We knew we were down a man and we were looking for that win. We pressured their backs and then the ball loose and of course I just went for the one-on-one and finished it.” With a chance to clinch a playoff berth slipping, the Red Bulls pushed their entire team forward. Four minutes of stoppage time were added to the second half. In the second of those minutes, Henry pushed Revolution defender Andrew Farrell into the foot of Reis in an attempt to reach a cross. Farrell stayed down on the turf, face down, with blood streaming onto his arm and jersey from his nose and a cut below his right eye. Revolution trainers and medical staff tended to Farrell and escorted him off the field and Bazakos permitted the game to go beyond the four added minutes because of the injury delay. Already competing with one less player because of Dorman’s red card, New England braved New York’s attacking onslaught without Farrell, too. In the sixth minute of stoppage time, Farrell returned to the field of play to defend a freekick from just outside the left side of the penalty area that was called due to a handball by Fagundez.

Canada Looks To China, India For Energy Customers

Posted on October 06, 2013

With the U.S. government shutdown dragging into a fourth day, investors watched closely as Republican members of the House of Representatives got together to chart their next course of action. But the market appeared to shrug off fears that lawmakers will fail to resolve the budget crisis and prevent a debt default. Rick Hutcheon, president and chief operating officer at RKH Investments, said the TSX will tread water until the U.S. political situation is resolved but will make gains as the economy improves and commodity prices stabilize. “Everyone is sitting on their hands, waiting for Washington to make their move,” he said. “They’ll have their bickering and fighting, but ultimately they’ll come to an agreement.” “I don’t see it having a huge impact on Canada,” he said, but added that the longer the U.S. impasse lasts, the more negative it could be for the Canadian market. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 37.36 points, or 0.29 percent, at 12,772.48. Nine of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher. Financials, the index’s most heavily weighted sector, advanced 0.3 percent. Royal Bank of Canada rose 0.4 percent to C$66.23, and Toronto-Dominion Bank was up 0.4 percent at C$91.53.

But for the savvy investor, this represents a potentially profitable opportunity. The condensateconundrum North of the border, energy production is surging. According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, bitumen output from the Alberta oil sands is projected to double by 2022 to 3.8 million barrels per day. The problem with bitumen is that it’s too thick to flow freely on its own. It must be mixed with a super-light oil called condensate so that it can be shipped through pipelines. With growing oil sands production, condensate demand is poised to sky-rocket as well. Based on estimates provided by the Energy Resource Conservation Board, the demand for condensate in Alberta could double to 650,000 bpd within the next decade. Today, condensate is the most prized hydrocarbon in Alberta with the light oil trading for a 10% premium over West Texas Intermediate. Analysts fear shortages could result as imports struggle to keep up with demand. Yet south of the 49th parallel, the United States is facing a condensate glut. In the Texas Eagle Ford, condensate production accounts for as much as 30% of output.With forecasters projecting Eagle Ford production to exceed one million barrels per day by next year, much of that will be condensate. But here’s the problem. Nearby Gulf coast refineries aren’t well equipped to handle the super light oil bubbling out of the Texas shale. Over the last decade, refineries spent billions of dollars outfitting their plants to process heavy sour blends.

Canada and Malaysia sign deal to improve cooperation on security issues

Cutler,Guest blogger / October 4, 2013 Pipelines carrying steam to wellheads and heavy oil back to the processing plant line the roads and boreal forest at a project 74 miles south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Canada. Todd Korol/Reuters/File Enlarge Asian countries continue to line up for Canadian energy to which the United States is unable to commit. This week Japan ‘s prime minister Shinzo Abe met with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper to discuss the potential for shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the Pacific Ocean to Japan. Although no firm agreement was announced, Japanese newspapers speculated that the first Canadian exports might reach Japan as early as 2018 and no later than 2020. OilPrice.com offers extensive coverage of all energy sectors from crude oil and natural gas to solar energy and environmental issues. To see more opinion pieces and news analysis that cover energy technology, finance and trading, geopolitics, and sector news, please visit Oilprice.com . Recent posts The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition This reflects, among other things, the greater difficulty that Canada has had in developing LNG export terminals. Low prices for gas from western Canada is another problem, and although there is reason to believe in a secular rise towards higher prices, U.S. producers are less affected by the current levels. On the other hand, as prices rise, there are fears in Canada of a typical bust-to-boom scenario; and for this, there is fear that Canada’s gas producers are and will continue to be ill-prepared, not even able to take advantage of the anticipated boom. (Related article: Despite Shale, OPEC Still Matters ) RECOMMENDED: US energy in five maps (infographics) Nevertheless, India is also getting in line for Canadian oil as well as gas. India’s High Commissioner Nirmal Verma was also in Ottawa this week to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement allowing uranium from Canada to be sold to India as reactor fuel. India seeks to triple in electricity production in the next decade, in part by building as many as a dozen new reactors. Agreement was actually reached three years ago, but the additional time is required in order to establish a process for independent verification that the fuel is used for peaceful purposes. In 1974, India used a reactor supplied by Canada to create the fuel for a nuclear bomb test. India is even willing to consider investment in the Energy East Pipeline, even as TransCanada has had to delay its filing of an application to the National Energy Board from this year until next year. Environmental concerns that need to be addressed during the regulatory process are partly responsible for the delay, but also it is now foreseen that the original estimate of 850,000 barrels per day (bpd) is low and should be increased to 1.1 million bpd. (Related article: Canada to Drill for Offshore North Atlantic Oil ) Energy talks between the two countries were elevated to the ministerial level last year when our visit India, and India’s energy minister will be visiting Ottawa later this month to continue the discussions. The oil-sands are doing slightly better, as the first crude-by-rail unit train terminal is set to start transporting 50,000 bpd to the U.S. market next month. This amount will rise at least tenfold by the end of next year. Meanwhile, an official from Enbridge says that his company expects a decision from the federal government ought is Northern Gateway pipeline by mid-2014 and an in-service date four years later.

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That’s not to say Canadians aren’t competing in Southeast Asia. The emerging economies have been a bright spot in global economic growth and a number of Canadian firms have capitalized. Marc Parent, the chief executive officer of Montreal-based CAE, says Canada punches “way above our weight” in the aerospace sector, and CAE’s flight simulators and pilot training are part of that success. A growing Southeast Asian middle class is a key driver, said Parent. And having a stream of top Canadian officials from ministers to the Governor General and now the prime minister visit the region in recent years has helped as well. “I can tell you it’s translated into increased business for us in Brunei, in the Philippines and other (regional) nations,” Parent told reporters. He was part of the round table group that met Harper on Saturday in a downtown hotel. Talisman Energy, Bombardier Rail, Teknion Furniture and several major financial institutions are among the Canadian firms already cashing in on regional growth. CAE Inc., does all the pilot training for Air Asia, a discount airline that’s the fastest growing in the region. Canadian business presence in Malaysia may be growing, but the Chinese regional colossus puts Canada-Malaysian two-way trade in sharp perspective and explains the fawning media coverage accorded President Xi’s visit. Canada-Malaysia commercial trade tops out at about $3 billion annually, while China is doing almost $100 billion dollars a year in trade with Malaysia. On Saturday, President Xi said he’d like to see that total hit $160 billion a year by 2017. Small wonder then that Harper is keying in on trade talks with Pacific Rim countries Malaysia included as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Those talks will be a subtext of the leaders’ summit that begins Monday on the Indonesian island of Bali, where Harper heads later Sunday.

Classical Music Losing Out

Posted on October 06, 2013

DJs NDS and Blue, Rank 1, Shogun and Dash Berlin would be enthralling crowds at the first venue that is Space Station and DJs Vipul, Dualist Inquiry, Anish Sood x Lost Stories, Porter Robinson and Nervo would be rolling out their numbers in Space Jungle. Sunburn 2013, one of the bigger music festivals around the globe, finishes with the promise to return next year. While the former promises to make you ‘leave your world behind’, the latter would take you to a green paradise. In a nutshell, great music, beautiful lights, interesting food is equal to an eight-hour long affair that would be inked for a lifetime in your memories. Anushree Singh and Shikha Pushpan of IBNLive have brought to you the live action of Sunburn Noida 2013. 04:45 PM: And the #sunburnnoida madness begins. Stay tuned for more updates. 04:47 PM: Dj #vipul hits #sunburnnoida space jungle stage. 04:50 PM: DJs NDS & Blue get the crowd grooving at #Sunburnnoida Space Station stage. 05:06 PM: #sunburnnoida: music fever grows. Many hands go up in the air. 05:42 PM: #dualistinquiry sets the stage on fire with live electronica and guitar based rock. #SunburnNoida 05:45 PM: #anishsood from goa rolls out his tracks now. Crowd turnout is overwhelming.

North Coast Music Festival 2013 in Union Park during Labor Day Weekend Review (Video)

North Coast Music Festival 2013

Singer Manajari Vaidya says that classical singers are now like heritage buildings. “Both teachers and learners are declining in number,” she says. There is a lack of patience among students and teachers as everybody is in a hurry to get output. “This is the era of instant. The discipline and patience required to train in classical music is missing. So now there are offers like 10 songs for Rs 10,000,” says Vaidya. There are still many listeners for classical music but it is the performers who are now less in number feels classical vocalist Chitra Modak who also trains students. “People have no time to devote to any form of art and those who are learning are in a hurry to get results,” she says. Describing classical as an eternal form, Modak says that now money comes from light music so students can’t be restricted from performing on stage even if the teacher thinks that it is premature. “Taking stage at any age and level is a learning process. A singer learns from there too.” Learning this form of music requires certain degree of intelligence and imagination feels Sadhana Shiledar, professor of music at Morris College . “The number of students who learn classical music has always been less as it requires an aptitude.” But Shiledar is of the view that changes should be brought about in the method of training. “It should not remain undefined. There has to be some time frame as it will help the students to be more focused.” 70-year-old student of classical music Surekha Bhalerao agrees with this.

Sunburn 2013: The music festival lives up to the hype

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Blaccs vocal chords showed his range and showmanship and also engaged the crowd thoroughly. Future Rock , the Chicago native trio performed with heavy synth, heavy bass and electro jams for a proper set for the masses. Seven Lions mixed with a perfect flow of electro, house, dubstep and more. Gramatik had his live guitarist there by his side for his set and also surprised the audience with Cherub , who performed a song! Hip-hop legend and matriarch, Nas showed the crowd why he is considered a lyrical genius with his verses cause uproar to a reciting crowd. Headliner, Afrojack filled his set with big anthems, big beat drops and showcased his rising popularity in the electronic dance music scene. Rain was in the forecast again on Sunday and held off for most of the day though it did force an early end to the festival closing, headlining set by hip-hop ensemble Wu-Tang Clan with concertgoers once again advised to prematurely evacuate festival grounds. They managed to perform Clan In Da Front and C.R.E.A.M. followed by a tribute to deceased former member, Ol Dirty Bastard with Shimmy Shimmy Ya. A Sunday night set by local soul-punks JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound was halted after one song. However, New Orleans finest brass ensemble, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band got the day started earlier with their patented blend of funk, soup, gospel and more. The band got fans moving (some fans even joining them onstage for twerking and drunken dancing during “Dirty Old Man”) before hitting on a spirited rendition of “When the Saints go Marching In” later on. Datsik, attracted a substantially large crowd for his hour long setsecond only to Wu-Tang Clan (who he’s remixed). Diversity continued though as hip-hop, dubstep and reggae gave way to blues guitar in the form of Gary Clark, Jr.

Bucharest’s Biggest-Ever Classical Music Festival

Other orchestras in the festival’s lineup were the Orchestre de Paris, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, The Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which played Brahms and Enescu in a concert conducted by Vladimir Jurowsky. Romanian math teacher Elena Ungureanu went to eight concerts. “There was a very high standard of music and the soloists and orchestras were special,” she said. “There were lots of young people and many people were standing. I wouldn’t have had the chance to see such great orchestras if they hadn’t come here.” One morning during the festival, violin and flute music floated across Revolution Square, a tranquil historic spot in the otherwise traffic-snarled capital, as tourists and passers-by crossed. It was a fitting musical footnote to the Wagner, Beethoven and Mozart concerts that rung out from concerts at the nearby 19th century Atheneum and the Palace Hall, where late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu presided over the Communist Party’s final congress weeks before his downfall and execution in December 1989. “The concerts are very good value for money,” said Fareed Curmally, an Indian pianist and conductor who traveled to Bucharest for two weeks of concerts and purchased a CD to bring home. “And the standard of music is very high; I’m enjoying it.” The festival, which started in 1958 and is held every other year, has grown larger and more attractive in recent years as the country has opened to tourism and foreign investment. Tickets for the 2015 event will go on sale in February of that year, and if this year’s success is any indication, many concerts will be sold out months before they take place. Flowers are a hallmark of the event, with 2,500 roses, 3,500 lilies and 5,000 carnations adorning halls or presented to female artists. Bucharest has had a long love affair with flowers, because even when meat and bread were rationed, and electricity and hot water were in short supply during the dying years of Ceausescu’s rule, Romanians could still buy flowers.

Malaysian Pm: Energy Giant Petronas To Make ‘gargantuan’ Investment In Canada

Posted on October 06, 2013

But even as the new system privatizes distribution, critics fear regulation under the conservative-led government will make it harder for patients to get access to the drug. In Canada, medical marijuana has been legal but highly regulated for more than a decade. Patients with doctor approval could grow or have someone else grow small quantities or request limited amounts from Health Canada, the national healthcare department. But the conservative-led government voted earlier this year to effectively scrap that system in favor of a privatebut also strictly regulatedsystem, targeting the flow of legal marijuana into the black market and shedding Health Canadas role in marijuana production. Health Canada will phase out the current system, under which it sells registered users marijuana grown by Prairie Plant Systems , by the end of March. Instead, starting Tuesday, medical marijuana users, or aspiring users, can send in an application directly to sanctioned corporate producers , along with a doctors note (or in some cases, a nurses note). If approved, they can place an order, pay the market price (the black market price is about $10 a gram; officials say the medical marijuana price will drop below that within a year), and wait for the secure courier to deliver their weed. (MORE: Majority of Americans Support Legalization of Marijuana ) There are nearly 40,000 people registered to use the drug under the current system in a country with a tenth the population of the U.S., and the government expects that number to balloonup to 450,000 by 2024and fuel what could become a $1.3 billion domestic pot industry. But the government expects that the privatized system, with only heavily-vetted producers (so far there are two licensed distributors, of at least 156 applications), will help ensure a higher level of oversight. Were fairly confident that well have a healthy commercial industry in time, Sophie Galarneau, a senior official with Health Canada, told the Canadian Press. Its a whole other ball game. The new regulations have failed to win over advocates for legalized marijuana, who have faced strong resistance from the conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

This investment will be in addition to the nearly $6 billion Cdn that Petronas paid last year to purchase Calgary-based Progress Energy Inc. aI am told this is the largest direct investment in Canada by any country,a Najib said at a brief news conference in the opulent prime ministeras office in Putrajaya, near Kuala Lumpur, before he and Harper left Malaysia separately to attend the annual APEC summit of Pacific Rim leaders. aThis is a very significant landmark decision by Petronas,a Najib said. aIt is done in the wake of the friendly relations we have and the positive response we received from the Canadian government in respect to Petronasa involvement in Canada a We have a very high level of confidence that this investment will be supported by the Canadian government today and in the future. aWe believe that this project will be mutually beneficial because it will open up Canadian energy to new markets, not simply in east Asia, at the same time creating jobs.a The Malaysian leader said his government would be equally welcoming of Canadian investment. Harper did not refer directly to Najibas remarks about the Petronas investment a or to the huge dollar figure that his Malaysian counterpart attached to it a before making the three-hour flight to Bali on an RCAF aircraft. But he said, aWe view the Petronas investment very positively. All the indications are that Petronas is looking at further investments and Canada is very excited about this possibility.a Such investments will each be judged on their own merits and whether they serve Canadian interests, he added. aObviously our policy involves the use of discretion when it comes to state-owned enterprise,a Harper said. It has been known for some time that Petronas would be spending big dollars in Canada, but previous estimates of the size of Petronasa investment had usually come in at no higher than $19 billion Cdn. Najib did not explain the large difference. But the Petronas takeover of Progress Energy a and a bigger oil patch buyout by Chinaas state-owned CNOOC last year a prompted months of hand-wringing by the Harper government, which approved them while at the same time introducing new rules that permit majority takeovers of Canadian companies by state-owned enterprises only in the most exceptional circumstances. In Ottawa Sunday, Opposition NDP leader Tom Mulcair reacted to the latest announcement by saying, aWeare always happy to see investment if itas sustainable investment. aOne of the problems that weare facing is that Stephen Harperas gutted all of the sustainable legislation in Canada and that means Canadians no longer have a credible, thorough environmental assessment that they can look at and say aOkay, this can be done safely.a a Mulcair said the announcement also shows awe still havenat provided a clear answer as to what the rules are for foreign investment.

Canada and Malaysia sign deal to improve cooperation on security issues

That’s not to say Canadians aren’t competing in Southeast Asia. The emerging economies have been a bright spot in global economic growth and a number of Canadian firms have capitalized. Marc Parent, the chief executive officer of Montreal-based CAE, says Canada punches “way above our weight” in the aerospace sector, and CAE’s flight simulators and pilot training are part of that success. A growing Southeast Asian middle class is a key driver, said Parent. And having a stream of top Canadian officials from ministers to the Governor General and now the prime minister visit the region in recent years has helped as well. “I can tell you it’s translated into increased business for us in Brunei, in the Philippines and other (regional) nations,” Parent told reporters. He was part of the round table group that met Harper on Saturday in a downtown hotel. Talisman Energy, Bombardier Rail, Teknion Furniture and several major financial institutions are among the Canadian firms already cashing in on regional growth. CAE Inc., does all the pilot training for Air Asia, a discount airline that’s the fastest growing in the region. Canadian business presence in Malaysia may be growing, but the Chinese regional colossus puts Canada-Malaysian two-way trade in sharp perspective and explains the fawning media coverage accorded President Xi’s visit. Canada-Malaysia commercial trade tops out at about $3 billion annually, while China is doing almost $100 billion dollars a year in trade with Malaysia. On Saturday, President Xi said he’d like to see that total hit $160 billion a year by 2017. Small wonder then that Harper is keying in on trade talks with Pacific Rim countries Malaysia included as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Those talks will be a subtext of the leaders’ summit that begins Monday on the Indonesian island of Bali, where Harper heads later Sunday. Canada and Malaysia also signed a declaration of intent to conclude a new tax agreement that Canadian officials say will reduce tax barriers between the two countries, but a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office contained no details.

Sunburn 2013: The Music Festival Lives Up To The Hype

Posted on October 06, 2013

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will be devoted to the following performance schedule: 3:30 p.m. Friction Quartet 4:00 p.m. Berkeley Choro Ensemble 4:30 p.m. Dave Rocha Jazz Group 5:00 p.m. Intermission 5:30 p.m. La Familia Pena-Govea 6:00 p.m. Ricardo Peixoto Group 6:30 p.m. The VNote Ensemble Once again, all events will be held at the SFCM at 50 Oak Street. Everything will be free, and no tickets will be required. Visitors will have the liberty to come and go from the individual venues according to their interests. However, it is important to note, as an additional feature, that Quinteto Latino, which will be participating on Sunday, will be holding its own Latin American Chamber Music Festival the preceding day. This will also be an all-day affair consisting of four consecutive events to be given on the following schedule: 12:30 p.m. Inspiring Young Latinos Concert, which will include musicians from Enriching Lives Through Music performing with the Community MusicWorks Alumni String Quartet 2 p.m.

Roberto Fonseca, Pedrito Martinez looking to move Afro-Cuban music forward

In a nutshell, great music, beautiful lights, interesting food is equal to an eight-hour long affair that would be inked for a lifetime in your memories. Anushree Singh and Shikha Pushpan of IBNLive have brought to you the live action of Sunburn Noida 2013. 04:45 PM: And the #sunburnnoida madness begins. Stay tuned for more updates. 04:47 PM: Dj #vipul hits #sunburnnoida space jungle stage. 04:50 PM: DJs NDS & Blue get the crowd grooving at #Sunburnnoida Space Station stage. 05:06 PM: #sunburnnoida: music fever grows. Many hands go up in the air. 05:42 PM: #dualistinquiry sets the stage on fire with live electronica and guitar based rock. #SunburnNoida 05:45 PM: #anishsood from goa rolls out his tracks now. Crowd turnout is overwhelming.

‘Chamber Music Day’ has a new name and some interesting modifications

Liam Payne and Andy Samuels

To me, music doesnt have frontiers, doesnt have borders, Fonseca says over the phone from a tour stop in New Orleans, perhaps the only city in this hemisphere crammed with more musical magic per square foot than Havana. When people listen to my music, they feel good, even if theyre not from Cuba. Fonseca has helped push Afro-Cuban music further into the 21st century on other recordings, too his work with British dubstep pioneer Mala produced an intriguing 2012 album called Mala in Cuba . But, Fonseca said, his desire to move Cuban music ahead feels more personal, almost internal. It would have been easy to name myself the Buena Vista Social Club new generation, Fonseca said. But now its my career, and people are really accepting. We are starting from zero here, and Im feeling really good. My music is my life, and my life is my music. New from Pedrito Martinez New York percussionist and singer Pedrito Martinez seems to be following similar impulses on the excellent, eponymous debut album from the Pedrito Martinez Group, out Tuesday. The album grinds the band leaders original compositions up against tunes made famous by Led Zeppelin and the Jackson 5 all played with a zeal that should burnish Martinezs reputation as one of the most vital and charismatic Afro-Latin percussionists on the planet. The 40-year-old conga player first learned Cubas rhythmic dialects in the streets of Havana, but he said his curiosity is continuously stoked by the music of New York City. Everything comes from tradition, and what you do is add, Martinez said over the telephone. Its Afro-Cuban music interpreted by someone whos been in the United States for 15 years. Martinez first left his native Cuba for a tour of Canada in 1998, and in 2000, took first place at the Thelonious Monk International Afro-Latin Jazz Hand Drum Competition, held at the Kennedy Center. Since then, hes appeared on more than 100 recordings, all while performing regularly at private Santeria ceremonies at apartments across various New York boroughs. His group an ace quartet that includes keyboardist Ariacne Trujillo, bassist Alvaro Benavides and percussionist Jhair Sala still maintains a weekly residency at Guantanamera, a Cuban restaurant in Hells Kitchen. Martinez said the gig has helped him learn to a play with a dynamism and intensity that can rip across rooms of any size.

Music and Evil: Top 20 Halloween Songs (Pt. 1)

I love horror, noir, mystery, drama and the dark side of things. If I was infected with midichloriants, I’d definitely be a Sith. Bet your ass. You guys know I love autumn. I love hayrides and candied apples. I love hating candy corn and eating cookies and cupcakes. I like being in a place where things are creepy and scary. To transform a normal setting into a dark and horrific nightmare is not hard. I’ll talk about that in another article….But today, we’re going to discuss the music that was made specifically for the mainstream. Bands that are NOT dark all year round. This is stuff you’ve heard on the radio, so it’s not just some obscure melodies that I’ve found. But songs like this would be cheating….See?

How To Profit From Canada’s Crude Oil Shortage

Posted on October 06, 2013

Second, connect Explorer to the company’s existing Cochin pipeline. Propane volumes along the route have been in decline anyway. The company is looking to reverse and expand Cochin to start shipping condensate to Alberta. Source: Kinder Morgan Other midstream companies are trying to exploit surging Eagle Ford production as well. Plains All Americanis using its port in St. James, Louisiana to route Eagle Ford production into its Capline pipeline for shipment to Patoka.Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP ) is spending $100 million to build a 140 mile condensate pipeline to Corpus Christi. The project will have 100,000 bpd ofcapacity and is expected to be fully operational by the end of this quarter. Foolish bottom line Much has been made about the lack of pipeline capacity southbound from Canada. But there’s an equally pressing need to ship light oil north from Texas. Once again, it will be the midstream shippers poised to profit from this opportunity. Your best bet on energy There are many different ways to play the energy sector, and The Motley Fool’s analysts have uncovered an under-the-radar company that’s dominating its industry. This company is a leading provider of equipment and components used in drilling and production operations, and poised to profit in a big way from it. To get the name and detailed analysis of this company that will prosper for years to come, check out the special free report: ” The Only Energy Stock You’ll Ever Need .” Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer and your opportunity to discover this under-the-radar company before the market does. Click here to access your report — it’s totally free. Robert Baillieul has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Kinder Morgan and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P..

2 Canadians released from in Egyptian prison after Canada warns detention would mar relations

Canada’s Foreign Affairs department said late Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 the two Canadians held without charges for the past several weeks in Egypt have been released from prison. (AP Photo/Loubani and Greyson family)The Associated Press FILE – This undated file family photo provided by Cecilia Greyson shows Canadian filmmaker John Greyson, who has been in detention in Egypt since his arrest on Aug. 16, 2013 in Cairo. Canada’s Foreign Affairs department said late Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 two Canadians, Greyson and Tarek Loubani, a physician and professor, held without charges for the past several weeks in Egypt have been released from prison. (AP Photo/Courtesy Cecilia Greyson, File)The Associated Press FILE – This undated family photo shows Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani, who has been in detention in Egypt since his arrest on Aug. 16, 2013 in Cairo. Canada’s Foreign Affairs department said late Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 two Canadians, Loubani and John Greyson, a filmmaker and professor, held without charges for the past several weeks in Egypt have been released from prison. (AP Photo/Loubani family photo, File)The Associated Press

Avicii’s ‘wake Me Up’ Becomes One Of Uk’s Biggest Selling Singles Of All Time

Posted on October 06, 2013

Google UK Ltd’s Tax Rate Was Actually 83.8% Of Profits So What Were The Guardian Talking About?

2 and 7 respectively with times of 16:57.75 and 17:24.67. Macumber ran a 5K in fewer than 17 minutes for the second time this season. The University of Guelph from Canada won the womens team competition with 60 points. The UK men’s team placed 27th overall on 688 points. MacKay Wilson was UK’s top finisher in 42nd (37 points) with a time of 25:28.89. Freshman Cassidy Hale turned in a top-10 performance in her hometown with a 17th-place time of 17.40.77 (16), Taylor Wendler was 46th with a time of 18:07.86 (45) and Anna Bostrom was UK’s No. 5 finisher placing 62nd overall with a time of 18:23.24 (60). Gabriel Harm was 154th in 26:38.37 (136), Jake Wildenmann was 178th in 26:51.93 (155), Keffri Neal 27:08.13 placed 195th (168) and Tim Layten rounded out UK’s top-5 with a 195th-place time of 27:47.09 (192). Kentucky will return to action for the last race of the regular season, the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 19. Mens Team Results (Winner and UK Only) 1. University of Guelph: 60 27. Kentucky: 688 Mens Individual Results (Winner and UK Only) 1. Peter Okwera: 24:20.39 42.

New Issue Out Now: Featuring The Strokes / Blur / White Lies / Iggy Pop

Margaret Hodge, the chairwoman of the Commons public accounts committee who earlier this year accused Google of breaking its company motto of dont be evil said it had once again shown contempt for its customers and UK taxpayers. Googles complex tax arrangements, under which sales are booked in Ireland but revenues funnelled to a subsidiary in the tax haven of Bermuda, help the group pay minimal tax on the billions it earns outside the US. Google UK said in its latest accounts that it earned pre-tax profits of 37m on a turnover of 506m. The thing is, Google didnt pay 11.6 million in tax on that 37 million profit. Its paid 30.8 million in tax on that profit of 37 million for a tax rate of 83.8%. The actual accounts I have here. And as you can see the numbers The Guardian are using are simply wrong. The reason why theyre wrong is also simple enough to explain. Google was expensing certain of the stock awards that theyve made to staff. HMRC has, possibly correctly, insisted that these are not in fact tax-deductible expenses. They might well be correct under IFRS but theyre not under the tax rules: therefore previous tax deductions taken have to be reversed and the tax paid.

According to the Official Charts Company , the 24-year-old Swedish producer and DJ’s track broke through the million copies sales barrier this morning (October 6). The track is the 140th single to reach this milestone in British chart history, and the third to do so this year after Daft Punk ‘s ‘Get Lucky’ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. ‘Wake Me Up’ debuted in at Number One in the Official UK Singles Chart back in in July, and it became the fastest selling single of 2013 after shifting 267,000 copies in its first week on sale. The song then spent three consecutive weeks at the top. “Having the fastest selling record of 2013 is obviously a huge deal to me,” Avicii told BBC Radio 1′s Official Chart Show host Jameela Jamil at the time. “I never thought being on the Official Chart was an option for my music. Dance music has its own things; we have our own charts and lists, so just having a Number One is insane!” In related news, Snow Patrol s ‘Chasing Cars’ has also broken through the million sales mark. The track, which was originally released in 2006, has re-entered the Official Singles Chart on an almost annual basis, climbing back into the Top 75 in six out of the last seven years. Elton John s double A-side ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle In The Wind ’97′ remains the UKs biggest selling single of all-time. It has sold nearly 5 million copies since its release sixteen years ago. You can see the full list of the UKs 140 Official Million Selling Singles here .

UK shows evidence of changing culture in near-comeback

Jalen Whitlow accounted for 247 yards and three touchdowns in nearly leading UK to a comeback win at South Carolina. (Jeff Blake, USA Today Sports)

The sell-out crowd in Williams-Brice Stadium was rocking and memories of UK’s 54-3 defeat the last time the Wildcats visited Columbia, S.C., resurfaced. Mark Stoops, however, was steady. Of course he was frustrated with the way his team had played, but the scenario was not wholly unexpected. “Things played out about how they thought they would,” Stoops said. “We knew – and we talked about it all week – that they would start fast here at home. A team that can get you off balance and strike very quickly, they did that early.” Taking a cue from their coach, the Cats were undeterred. UK mounted a spirited rally, outscoring South Carolina 28-14 over the final 44:20. Twice the Cats climbed to within a single score in the fourth quarter, but the comeback bid was finally foiled when the Gamecocks picked up a pair of first downs on their final drive to salt away the 35-28 win. Stoops has little interest in moral victories, but even he couldn’t help but be pleased by the way his team responded to the largest deficit it has faced all season. “I was proud of our team because we did talk about it and prepare for it and if they did, we would stay in there and not flinch, take their best shot and battle back and have an opportunity to make plays in the fourth quarter to win the game,” Stoops said. “I was proud of the fact that we were in position to do that and very frustrated that we did not do that.” The play weighing most on his mind was a third-and-3 on South Carolina’s final drive. Stoops expected a read-option with Connor Shaw potentially handing to Mike Davis, so the Cats blitzed. Davis got the ball and appeared hemmed in, but managed five yards to prolong the possession and keep the ball away from Jalen Whitlow and the suddenly hot UK offense.