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New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announces her decision to sign a law that legalizes recreational marijuana outside the state Capitol building in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday, April 12, 2021. The Democratic governor described the law as a victory for social justice and a potential boon for economic development. Her decision makes New Mexico the seventh state since last November to legalize adult possession and sales of cannabis for recreational use. The legislation gives the governor strong oversight through the governor’s appointed superintendent of the Regulation and Licensing Department.

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.

The governor, a Democrat, has supported marijuana reform as a way to create jobs and shore up state revenue.

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Marijuana growing equipment may have caused LA explosion

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This image from video provided by KTLA5, shows the aftermath of an explosion at a home in Los Angeles on Monday, April 12, 2021. The explosion shattered the home in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood and leveled its garage, trapping one man in the debris and sending another to the hospital with critical burn injuries, authorities said Monday.

LOS ANGELES — Equipment from a marijuana grow in a Los Angeles home's garage may have caused an explosion that shattered the structures, trapping one man in the debris and sending another to the hospital with critical burn injuries, authorities said Monday.

More than a dozen nearby homes were evacuated after the explosion Sunday night in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood and at least seven sustained damage from debris, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.

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CDC chief urges Michigan to 'close things down' amid spike

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer U.S. talks about the statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort during a press conference outside the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, which was hosting a vaccination clinic, Monday, April 12, 2021, in Ypsilanti, Mich.

LANSING, Mich. — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address the country's worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky made the statement after being asked about some public health experts' calls to send additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the state, for which the governor has been advocating. The administration of President Joe Biden has stuck with allocating to states proportionally by population.

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California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

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Movie trailer editor David Blanchard, a former regular visitor to ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, stands outside the shuttered theater complex, Monday, April 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening. Fans, including numerous actors, took to social media to share memories of the theater chain and lobby for it to be saved.

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening.

“This was not the outcome anyone wanted, but despite a huge effort that exhausted all potential options, the company does not have a viable way forward,” a Pacific Theaters representative said in a written statement.

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Olympic torch runs through empty park in Osaka as cases rise

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Entertainer Katsura Bunshi IV, participating as an Olympic torch relay runner, warms up as he waits for his preceding runner during the first day of the Osaka round at a former Expo site in Suita, north of Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic kick-off event which was rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak was yet rearranged to hold at the former Expo park, instead of public streets, to close off the audience from the even, following the mayor’s decision as Osaka has had sharp increases in daily cases since early March.

TOKYO — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics ran through a mostly empty Osaka city park on Tuesday, showing the risks of trying to hold the postponed games during a pandemic.

It came on the same day that new coronavirus cases reportedly hit 1,000 for the first time in Japan's second largest metropolitan area.

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What's next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

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In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. A month ago, the U.S. Capitol was besieged by Trump supporters angry about the former president’s loss. While lawmakers inside voted to affirm President Joe Biden’s win, they marched to the building and broke inside.

WASHINGTON — More than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Congress is still trying to figure out how to move forward and prevent future attacks.

While the Senate has already heard testimony from law enforcement leaders who were responsible for failures during the riot, several more committees are examining possible changes to the Capitol Police and a restructuring of the Capitol Police security command. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last month that seven House panels would be probing the attack after hopes faded for setting up an independent, bipartisan commission.

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Chicago Cubs concerned about possible COVID outbreak

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Chicago Cubs manager David Ross stands in the dugout during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 11, 2021.

MILWAUKEE — The Chicago Cubs are concerned about a possible COVID-19 outbreak after two coaches tested positive for the virus and three relievers were placed on the COVID-19-related injured list.

The team announced the positive test for bullpen coach Chris Young before its series opener at Milwaukee. First base coach Craig Driver already was away from the team following his positive test.

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India reels amid virus surge, affecting world vaccine supply


People wait in queues outside the office of the Chemists Association to demand necessary supply of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir, in Pune, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that hospitals ran out of long ago.

NEW DELHI — The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that hospitals ran out of long ago.

The surge, which can be seen across India, is particularly alarming because the country is a major vaccine producer and a critical supplier to the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative. That program aims to bring shots to some of the world's poorest countries. Already the rise in cases has forced India to focus on satisfying its domestic demand — and delay deliveries to COVAX and elsewhere, including the United Kingdom and Canada.

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Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun

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A demonstrator heckles authorities who advanced into a gas station after issuing orders for crowds to disperse during a protest against the police shooting of Daunte Wright, late Monday, April 12, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting death Sunday of 20-year-old Daunte Wright as “an accidental discharge.” The shooting sparked protests and unrest in an area already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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Prestige Beverage Group Expands Portfolio with Tullibardine and Highland Queen Whiskies

… this relationship with Prestige Beverage Group,” said Matthew Johns … addition to the Prestige Beverage Group portfolio of … DAVIDOFF Cognac. About Prestige Beverage Group Founded in 1974, … Windsor Canadian Whisky, Kinky Beverages, Risata Wines, The Whistler …
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47 die in Dominican Republic after consuming alcoholic beverages with methanol

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Calexo's "Watercolors" Cannabis Beverages to be Produced at Tinley's Long Beach Facility

… industry-leading capabilities for infused-beverages across multiple manufacturing platforms, … and technologically-advanced cannabis-licensed beverage manufacturing equipment. Please visit … , please contact: The Tinley Beverage Company Richard Gillis (310) …
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Nevada reports no new COVID deaths for second straight day

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A person moves their arm after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination at UNLV, Monday, April 5, 2021.

CARSON CITY — Health officials in Nevada reported no new deaths attributable to COVID-19 on Monday, for a second straight day, and said a two-week measure of the percentage of people tested and found to be infected remained steady at 5% statewide.

The state Department of Health and Human Services tallied 319 new coronavirus cases for the day, with the total since the pandemic began more than 308,000. The number of Nevadans who have died from the virus remained at 5,332.

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2Go Advisory Group Builds its C-suite Advisory and Recruiting Services


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David Weber Joins 2Go Advisory Group as CFOs2GO Food and Beverage Practice Partner

WALNUT CREEK, CA, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- 2Go Advisory Group continues to build its range of services to meet burgeoning client needs, expanding from its CFOs to add its CIOs, CROs, CHRO and CXO service offerings. A leading provider of executive expertise on an interim and consulting basis and recruitment for direct hire part- and full-time positions, the firm is pleased to welcome partner David Weber as CFOs2GO’s new Food and Beverage practice leader and COO practice partner.

“We are excited to have David join our team to help us broaden our capability to contribute to our clients’ success. With the challenges of growth and effective scaling in the food and beverage industry, our clients can count on the in-depth skills David brings to our food and beverage clients based on his more than 35 years of CPG experience in the industry serving in senior financial and operational roles. In both CFO and COO positions with mid-size privately held manufacturing companies, his product exposure includes candy and salty snacks, breakfast cereals and nutritional bars, nutritional sports powders, drinks, and fresh meal solutions. His deep and diverse understanding and skill set supports client teams at all stages in their business from start-ups, high-growth to “turn arounds” through improved planning, structure and implementation of key initiatives that produce significant positive change” notes Robert Weis, 2Go Advisory Group founder and CEO.

Well-trusted for its finance and accounting services for three decades, 2Go Advisory Group continues to expand to provide a full C-suite of services that CEOs seek, including CFO, COO, CIO, CRO, CHRO, and CXO for advice and talent placement across all areas within organizations. There are now 30 partners specializing in 26 practice areas that include specific industries and specialized knowledge. The firm’s recruiting services began in 1987, becoming one of the first hybrid consulting/staffing companies. This unique approach allows professional experienced C-suite executives to be guiding a business’ operation while referring and recommending qualified candidates for permanent positions, all selected with a detailed and long-term knowledge of the business’ culture and business plan. The best possible candidate with career growth potential is always put forward reducing hiring risk and the cost of missed opportunities while dramatically increasing employee retention.

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Emergence Global Enterprises Inc. Announces Board and Management Appointments to Support Growth and Acquisitions


Emergence Global Enterprises Inc. (OTCQB:ELOAF)

WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Emergence Global Enterprises Inc. (“Emergence Global” or the “Company”) (CSE: EMRG) (OTCQB: ELOAF), an acquirer, creator, and builder of reputable natural health consumer foods, products, and brands, is pleased to announce the following Executive and Board of Director appointments effective April 12, 2021.

Mr. Bill Chaaban is appointed as President and Director and will lead the Company’s long-term strategy and M&A activity. Joseph Byrne will become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and be responsible for the organization's day-to-day direction. Brian S. Payne will become the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Secretary of the Board. In this role, Mr. Payne is responsible for the company's operations, including Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality Assurance, and Business Intelligence. Mr. Diego Felipe Rodriguez has been appointed as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board. Mr. Rodriguez has over 30 years of experience in global financial management and corporate development experience. In his role, Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for the company's day-to-day financial performance, accounting, and information systems.

The Company would also like to announce the resignation of Mr. Robert Bates as a Director and Chief Financial Officer. According to Joe Byrne, CEO of Emergence Global Enterprises, “We would like to thank Mr. Bates for his continued professionalism and dedication to the Emergence family. Bob was instrumental in assisting the Company during the transition period, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

The Company would also like to announce the following Management Team appointments effective immediately:

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Stranahan’s Original Single Malt Receives Rebranding, New Recipe

Leading American single malt producer Stranahan’s has announced several changes to its Stranahan’s Original whiskey, as the Colorado craft distillery celebrates 15 years.

This includes new packaging, and a blend of older liquids: four-year, five-year, six-year and seven-year old American single malts. The four-year provides Original’s signature malt-forward character, while the older barrels add spice and oak complexity to the final whiskey, the company says.

Since its first release 15 years ago, Stranahan’s has remained a pioneer in American single malts and Colorado distilling, including its annual Snowflake release, the recent Mountain Angel 10 Year Old (the distillery’s oldest release to date) and core expressions like Sherry Cask and Blue Peak. The refresh of Stranahan’s Original in the core lineup is meant to honor this 15 year commitment.

Stranahan’s Original is bottled at 47% ABV. It is available for purchase nationwide at a suggested retail price of $55 per 750-ml. bottle.

The post Stranahan’s Original Single Malt Receives Rebranding, New Recipe first appeared on Cheers.
Original author: Melissa Dowling
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Have You Suffered Significant Losses Investing In Champignon Brands? Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Class Action Investigation


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Class Action Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Investors Who Acquired The Securities Of Champignon Brands Between March 27, 2020 And February 17, 2021, Inclusive

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is investigating potential securities class action claims on behalf of investors of Champignon Brands Inc. (“Champignon” or the “Company”) (OTC: SHRMF) to determine whether the Company engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

On April 10, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, on behalf of Champignon investors who purchased, or otherwise acquired, Champignon securities between March 27, 2020 and February 17, 2021, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”).

According to the class action complaint, throughout the Class Period, the Champignon Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that (1) Champignon had undisclosed material weaknesses and insufficient financial controls; (2) Champignon’s previously issued financial statements were false and unreliable; (3) Champignon’s earlier reported financial statements would need to be restated; (4) Champignon’s acquisitions involved an undisclosed related party; (5) as a result of the foregoing and subsequent reporting delays and issues, the British Columbia Securities Commission would suspend Champignon from trading; and (6) as a result, the Champignon Defendants’ statements about Champignon’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

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Sombra Reposé Mezcal

Sombra Mezcal has launched Sombra Reposé — a reposado aged in Bordeaux wine barrels.

Sourced from Château Léoville Poyferré, a second-growth wine estate in St Julien, France, the barrels are filled with Sombra’s Espadin mezcal and aged for up to six months. The Limousin oak softens the mezcal while enhancing the spirit’s botanical balance, the company reports, bringing through a light rosé color.

“We are very excited for our latest expression, Sombra Reposé, which uses our award-winning mezcal made from Espadin agave,” says Martha Cardoso, Sombra’s GM and director of the Sombra Adobe Brick Project. “It is fair trade and responsibly sourced, and aged in French barrels that formerly held prestigious wine. This process produces a refined spirit with a beautiful rose-colored hue, hence the name Reposé (French for rested, similar to the Spanish reposado).”

Sombra has a commitment to sustainability, including for The Adobe Brick Project, a community-focused program that upcycles distillation waste to create adobe bricks used to build houses for those in need, the company says. Also, the company donates at least 1% of sales to certified environmental charities and local educational initiatives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Sombra Reposé Reposado Mezcal is 45% ABV. It has a fruity nose with a hint of smoke, vanilla, orange peel and blackberries, the company reports. It is smooth and warming to the palate, with a fruit-driven finish.

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Fishers Island Lemonade releases canned cocktails, frozen pops

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Grain and Berry Restaurants Sell One Millionth Superfood Bowl

TAMPA, FL, USA, April 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- At a time when consumers everywhere are searching for healthier food and snack choices, Grain and Berry has grown to 13 restaurant locations across Florida and in Nashville, TN. They specialize in delicious superfruit bowls like acai, pitaya, spirulina, kale, oatmeal, yogurt and much more.

Recently Grain and Berry sold their one millionth bowl making this their most successful year ever. "Our restaurants have always been a relaxing place where friends meet for lunch or time alone. This past year we've provided thousands of grab and go meals. Making us the new choice for healthy meals and snacks" said Trey Kessler of Grain and Berry.

The restaurant chain has numerous popular locations in Tampa, Orlando, and Key West areas. They are looking for franchisees interested in opening new locations throughout Florida.

Grain and Berry offers a delightful alternative to fast food menus that are heavy in fat and sodium. "You can consume thousands of calories in a single burger meal. That's one of the reasons customers make a habit of coming to Grain and Berry. You feel so much better after enjoying one of our delicious, good-for-you bowls," Kessler said.

Grain and Berry creates tasty choices for vegetarian, paleo, vegan, dairy free and gluten free. The great flavor of popular grains and fruits make the heaping bowls a customer favorite for all ages.

This has been especially important at a time when more people are concerned with health, wellness, and stronger immunity. Natural grains, fruits, and superfoods provide far more of the vitamins and nutrients bodies need to stay strong and resist illness.

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