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Cheap land may be driving boom in illegal eastern Ontario pot grow-ops

Cheap land may be driving a proliferation of grow-ops in rural eastern Ontario, one that’s seen Ontario Provincial Police charge dozens of people and seize tens of millions of dollars of illegal cannabis in just over two months.

In that time, the region’s seen 18 drug busts that have led to 126 people arrested on charges that they illegally grew cannabis.

Nearly 59,000 plants were seized in the busts — an approximate street value of at least $70 million — along with hundreds of kilograms of processed cannabis, guns, cash and production equipment.

Police estimate each plant is worth between $1,200 and $1,400. The raids took place between July 29 and Oct. 2, at mostly rural addresses within a few hundred kilometres of Ottawa.

Strange goings-on

At one mid-September bust of a large outdoor operation in McArthurs Mills, Ont., midway between Bancroft, Ont., and Renfrew, Ont., OPP charged 26 people

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New USDA rural development grants create, save jobs in Eastern Panhandle | West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state director for West Virginia with the U.S. Department of Rural Development office had some good economic news Monday when he announced $66,905 in grant funding that will benefit the Eastern Panhandle.

Two nonprofit organizations will use the rural business development money to create at least six jobs and also save a position, Kris Warner said.

“This is a good day, and I’m happy because the businesses and community will both benefit from these grants,” he said in a telephone interview.

“We are always pleased to help West Virginia communities grow through business development. We are doubly excited when that business development leads to creating and saving jobs.”

Warner announced the funding during a presentation at Matthews Foundry, a 19th-century stone building in Martinsburg’s historic industrial core.

Civil-Military Innovation Institute received $47,500 to provide technical assistance and business consulting services to small businesses. It is a

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SBA names Eastern Pa. Small Business Week winners | Business

Three small businesses from the tri-county area have been named among the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week Award winners. One of the businesses is located in Montgomery County, while two are in Berks County.

The Eastern Pennsylvania award winners are selected each year from among nominees located across Pennsylvania’s eastern 40 counties.

Among the award winners this year are:

Pennsylvania Business Person of the Year: Cynthia T. Gallo, president, Fiber Business Solutions Group Inc. dba G Force, Norristown; nominated by Ennio Bruno, director/federal operations, Fiber Business Solutions Group Inc.

Eastern Pennsylvania Exporter of the Year: Radius Corporation, Kutztown; Chief Executive Officer Saskia Foley; nominated by Martin Brill, program manager, International Trade, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center.

Eastern Pennsylvania District Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: Moyer-Drabick & Associates Ltd., Barto; president Wendy C. Moyer-Drabick; nominated by Joseph Butera, president, Butera Business Solutions LLC.

“Each

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Data Center Market in Central and Eastern Europe Witnessed Construction of over 15 New Projects in 2019

Central and Eastern Europe Data Center Market – Investment Analysis and Growth Opportunities 2020-2025

Sydney, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Central and Eastern Europe outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets.

Read the full report: https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Central-and-Eastern-Europe-Data-Center-Market-Investment-Analysis-and-Growth-Opportunities-2020-2025

Central and Eastern Europe is expected to have more than 365 million internet users and over 2 billion connected devices by 2022. This growth will increase data demand and investments in data centers in the region. ICT and finance and insurance sectors are identified as major end-users in Central and Eastern Europe, contributing maximum growth toward the digital economy. In 2019, Google announced to open a new cloud region in Poland in partnership with Poland’s Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP) to accelerate the adoption of cloud services in the country. Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing segments

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Data Center Market in Central and Eastern Europe Witnessed Construction of over 15 New Projects in 2019 – Press Release

Sydney, Sept. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Central and Eastern Europe outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets.

Read the full report: https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Central-and-Eastern-Europe-Data-Center-Market-Investment-Analysis-and-Growth-Opportunities-2020-2025

Central and Eastern Europe is expected to have more than 365 million internet users and over 2 billion connected devices by 2022. This growth will increase data demand and investments in data centers in the region. ICT and finance and insurance sectors are identified as major end-users in Central and Eastern Europe, contributing maximum growth toward the digital economy. In 2019, Google announced to open a new cloud region in Poland in partnership with Poland’s Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP) to accelerate the adoption of cloud services in the country. Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing segments in the IT services market in Poland. The growth in artificial intelligence and the

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Eastern Bank idea leads to small-business money management app

Monit, a fintech company that stemmed from an idea hatched at Eastern Bank in Boston, has launched a namesake app to help small-business owners analyze and predict cash flow, revenue and profitability.

Rather than charging small-business owners to use it, the app will be delivered through community and regional banks. Monit makes money through software-as-a-service revenue agreements with banks.

This launch is one example of a broader trend in which banks of all sizes are trying to provide better technology to small businesses, in the hopes of attracting and strengthening relationships with them. Apps like Monit’s not only can tie a small business more tightly to a bank; they can also provide useful data about small businesses and help small and midsize banks compete with larger rivals.

“Monit solves a problem for banks, which have been increasingly challenged with meeting the needs of small businesses,” said Sean Collins, a Monit

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New Master of Public Health program at Eastern Michigan University will train professionals in areas related to current global health crisis

YPSILANTI, Mich., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eastern Michigan University is launching a new graduate academic program that will offer what is so clearly needed during the worldwide health crisis – vitally important public health training for professionals to partner with individuals and communities to prevent disease and injury and promote optimal health for all people.

The Master of Public Health program was approved by the EMU Board of Regents at its regular meeting Thursday, June 18.

“Public health encompasses the shared disciplines of health education, health promotion and overall community health, making the Master of Public Health degree a highly valued degree in terms of employment,” said Rhonda Longworth, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at EMU. “The current global health crisis as a result of COVID-19 is leading to greater interest in pursuing a public health degree.”

Longworth said the new

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Emirates, the glitzy Middle Eastern mega-airline, is offering a credit card in the US for the first time as it scrabbles for revenue during the pandemic



a large passenger jet flying through a blue sky: FILE PHOTO: An Emirates passenger plane comes in to land at London's Heathrow airport Reuters


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FILE PHOTO: An Emirates passenger plane comes in to land at London’s Heathrow airport Reuters

  • Emirates, the glitzy Gulf airline that flies passengers all over the globe, announced its first co-branded credit cards in the US.
  • The cards earn Emirates Skywards miles on purchases, and offer a variety of perks to US-based travelers.
  • As travel demand remains near historic lows during the pandemic, the credit cards also offer Emirates a novel way to earn cash as it waits for ticket sales to pick back up.
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International travel is largely on hold right now, but Emirates hopes that travelers will use the downtime to pad their frequent flyer mile accounts — and help the airline make it through the pandemic.

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The airline on Monday announced its first co-branded credit cards in the US market, allowing US-based members of its Skywards

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