House Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg Architectuur

first_img Year:  The Netherlands “COPY” House Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg Architectuur ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804562/house-vlijmen-jan-couwenberg-architectuur Clipboard Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804562/house-vlijmen-jan-couwenberg-architectuur Clipboard “COPY” 2015 Architects: Jan Couwenberg Architectuur Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: western red cedarSave this picture!© Claudia den BoerText description provided by the architects. In the village of Vlijmen this house was designed for an elderly couple, who wanted to keep on living in this house as long as possible. Therefore, most of the program is located on ground level, on the first floor only a spare bed- and bathroom are being made. The program of the ground floor can be seen as a compact box. This box is being perforated with voids, giving rythm and scale to the flat box. In the voids a small patio, carport, wooden Western Red Cedar parts, or windows were made. By making this rhythm the house gets an extra layer between in- and outside.Save this picture!DiagramOn top of the first ground box a small first floor was realized, featuring a pent roof starting from the top of the box. In a gentle slope the roof lifts up the entrence facade, facing a little forest and the morning sun. The morning sun penetrates the house in the open plan kitchen, where a void to the first floor also marks the heart of the house. In the ground floor plan one clear line defines the sequence of different spaces.Save this picture!© Claudia den BoerThe main material used is a brown brick, with a strong horizontal seam. The wooden WRC parts are placed in a vertical manner; in time they will get a grey finish being left untreated.Save this picture!© Claudia den BoerSave this picture!Foor PlanSave this picture!© Claudia den BoerProject gallerySee allShow lessStudent Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton WilliamsSelected Projects751 Creative Industrial Office Design / hyperSity officeSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Claudia den Boer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Claudia den Boer+ 15 Share House Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg ArchitectuurSave this projectSaveHouse Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg Architectuur Area:  192 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily CopyHouses•Vlijmen, The Netherlands CopyAbout this officeJan Couwenberg ArchitectuurOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVlijmenThe NetherlandsPublished on February 18, 2017Cite: “House Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg Architectuur” 18 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Vlijmen住宅 / Jan Couwenberg Architectuur是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Hearing Set for Alleged South Pasadena Attacker

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes A pre-trial hearing will be held on Wednesday for a 52-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly burglarized a South Pasadena home back in 2012 and beat a 79-year-old grandmother before escaping with a fistful of jewelry.Alonzo Bernard Johnson, who was 49 when the crime was committed, will be brought to the Alhambra Courthouse on 150 W Commonwealth Avenue where he is charged with one count each of first-degree burglary with a person present, first-degree residential robbery and kidnapping to commit a crime.He is also charged with inflicting injury on a victim over 70, and personally using a knife.On August 5th, 2012, at about 7:45 a.m., Johnson allegedly walked into the home of the victim after he saw the door had been left open, and asked to charge his cellphone. When the victim told him to leave, he allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to kill her. The suspect dragged the victim into a rear bedroom and beat her, striking her in the face several times.The victim was also taken to different parts of the home at knife-point while the suspect looked for money. Johnson allegedly tried to tie the victim’s hands behind her back, but the woman’s grandchildren arrived.The suspect ran taking with him a handful of jewelry, but was arrested after about 30 minutes with the help of Pasadena, Los Angeles, Monterey Park and San Marino Police Departments.It turned out later that Johnson was a parolee with at least seven prior convictions and had been in and out of jail. If convicted, Johnson could face life in state prison.The grandmother had recovered from her injuries. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Police, Fire & The Courts Hearing Set for Alleged South Pasadena Attacker Published on Friday, July 10, 2015 | 3:05 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Money Trail In Gold Smuggling Case: Kerala HC Reserves Order On Maintainability Of Plea Filed By CM’s PS CM Raveendran Against ED Summons

first_imgNews UpdatesMoney Trail In Gold Smuggling Case: Kerala HC Reserves Order On Maintainability Of Plea Filed By CM’s PS CM Raveendran Against ED Summons Akshita Saxena16 Dec 2020 3:03 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday reserved orders on maintainability of the petition filed by Kerala Chief Minister’s additional private secretary, CM Raveendran, seeking to restrain the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) from detaining him beyond a reasonable time in connection with the probe into the money trail in the Gold Smuggling case. A Single Bench of Justice VG Arun said that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on Wednesday reserved orders on maintainability of the petition filed by Kerala Chief Minister’s additional private secretary, CM Raveendran, seeking to restrain the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) from detaining him beyond a reasonable time in connection with the probe into the money trail in the Gold Smuggling case. A Single Bench of Justice VG Arun said that he will consider the arguments set forth by both the parties and pass an order accordingly. During the course of hearing, the Judge had remarked that he may be “stepping beyond” his jurisdiction in assuming that Raveendran will be detained for an unreasonable amount of time by the agency. This was after the State counsel, Senior Advocate SV Raju pointed out that there was no material to indicate that the State will harass the Petitioner. Background In his plea, Raveendran claimed that the agency had failed to ‘judiciously exercise’ its power under Section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) inasmuch it failed to consider his medical condition and continued to issue him summons, one after the other. “Therefore, interference of this court is necessary in the facts and circumstances of the case, in as much as there is breach of the protection of law guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution,” he said. The agency had challenged the maintainability of the proceedings, stating that only summons has been issued in the case and the petition is filed at a highly premature stage. SV Raju referred to various precedents on this point and argued that a High Court should refrain from interfering with the course of investigation. Issue of Maintainability The state counsel referred to the Supreme Court’s verdict in Union of India & Anr. v. Kunisetty Satyanarayana, to contend that invocation of Court’s writ jurisdiction at this stage is premature. In this case, the Top Court had held, “The reason why ordinarily a writ petition should not be entertained against a mere show-cause notice or charge-sheet is that at that stage the writ petition may be held to be premature. A mere charge-sheet or show-cause notice does not give rise to any cause of action, because it does not amount to an adverse order which affects the rights of any party unless the same has been issued by a person having no jurisdiction to do so. It is quite possible that after considering the reply to the show-cause notice or after holding an enquiry the authority concerned may drop the proceedings and/or hold that the charges are not established. It is well settled that a writ lies when some right of any party is infringed. A mere show-cause notice or charge-sheet does not infringe the right of any one.” Referring to Dukhishyam Benupani, Asstt. v. Arun Kumar Bajoria, the Senior Advocate stressed that “Such kind of supervision on the enquiry or investigation under a statute is uncalled for. We have no doubt that such type of interference would impede the even course of enquiry or investigation into the serious allegations now pending…It is not the function of the court to monitor investigation processes so long as such investigation does not transgress any provision of law. It must be left to the investigating agency to decide the venue, the timings and the questions and the manner of putting such questions to persons involved in such offences.” He further argued that the agency is empowered under Section 50 of the PMLA to issue summons and mere issue of summons does not make a person an accused. Raju quoted from the decision in Virbhadra Singh & Anr v. Enforcement Directorate & Anr., “The powers conferred on the enforcement officers for purposes of complete and effective investigation include the power to summon and examine “any person”. The law declares that every such person who is summoned is bound to state the truth. At the time of such investigative process, the person summoned is not an accused. Mere registration of ECIR does not make a person an accused.” “He cannot come to court and say that summons can’t be issued or I can’t be called for questioning,” Raju added. Lastly, he submitted that no right of the Petitioner had been infringed to enable him to move an Article 226 petition. Relying on Poolpandi, Etc. v. Superintendent, Central Excise, the Senior Advocate submitted, “We do not find any force in the arguments of Mr. Salve and Mr. Lalit that if a person is called away from his own house and questioned in the atmosphere of the customs office without the assistance of his lawyer or his friends his constitutional right under Article 21 is violated. The argument proceeds thus: if the person who is used to certain comforts and convenience is asked to come by himself to the Department for answering question it amounts to mental torture. We are unable to agree. It is true that large majority of persons connected with illegal trade and evasion of taxes and duties are in a position to afford luxuries on lavish scale of which an honest ordinary citizen of this country cannot dream of and they are surrounded by persons similarly involved either directly or indirectly in such pursuits. But that cannot be a ground for holding that he has a constitutional right to claim similar luxuries and company of his choice.” Raveendran was issued summons by the agency thrice however, he did not appear before it citing his ill health. The present petition was filed after the agency issued a fresh summons with a direction to appear on December 17. Petitioner’s arguments Responding to this preliminary issue, Advocate Lakshmi Sankar appearing for the Petitioner submitted that the State counsel had gone out of context in citing the above judgments. He stated that the petition does not question the power to issue summons but is aggrieved by non-judicious exercise of such power. “Going by Section 50(2)of PMLA, there cannot be any doubt that the Additional Director, etc. have the power to summon a person. I have not challenged the power to summon. My contention is that power has to be judiciously exercised. If it’s not judiciously exercised, then the only remedy I have is to approach this Court under Article 226,” Sankar said. At this juncture, the Court inquired as to why the Petitioner thinks that the power was not judiciously exercised. He submitted that the Petitioner was infected with Covid-19 and had sought time from the agency given his ill-health and the mandatory quarantine period. However, the agency went to issue summons. He submitted that Raveendran has not denied appearance. “My apprehension is he being a sick person, he should be given some reasonable time to appear,” Sankar argued. He added, “Section 50(3) says that person summoned is bound to appear. Now the question is when a person appears in response to a summons, how long can he be detained?” He pointed out that the Act is silent on this aspect and the Government, which was supposed to frame Rules under PMLA, has not done so. Sankar submitted that Raveendran does not have any hesitation in appearing before the agency and he will appear. “But they (ED) should assure that he shall not be detained beyond a reasonable time. That is the grey area where Government may not abide by the rules…He is not an accused but witness…it should have all trappings of civil proceedings,” Sankar added. The Court however noted that the Petitioner was accommodated thrice, despite issue of summons and there was nothing on record to draw an adverse conclusion against the authority. It said, “merely for the fact that repeated summons was issued, you say the power was not judiciously exercised? Every time you asked for time, on three occasions, you were given time. We have no reason to assume otherwise.” Adding to this, SV Raju said he, “where is the question of detention? We have only summoned. Investigation can’t be controlled. It depends on how he (Raveendran) answers. There is no material. On what basis should the court pass an order?” Responding to this, Sankar said, “Look at the dates when I was asked to appear. I was in the hospital when summons was issued. The Act does not authorize the agency to interrogate a person as if it is custodial interrogation.” Sankar added, “The act is silent as to how long they may detain me. Where will I go? They were supposed to frame the Rules but that has not been done. In such a case, Jurisdiction of this court should not be questioned.” In his plea, Raveendran has also sought permission to have a legal practitioner of his choice present during his appearance before the agency. The plea also stated that since he is not an accused in any case under investigation by the ED, he has a right to know and the investigation officer has a duty to disclose, the case under investigation in which his presence is required.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Letterkenny housing project a step closer

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Plans to construct one thousand houses in Letterkenny area are a step closer after Irish Water granted approval for water and sewerage facilities to service the project in the Leck area. The initial phase will be to seek planning for 300 new dwellings with permission to be sought for further houses and other amenities thereafter.The development was first proposed back in 2006 and has been described as a real game changer for the town.Local Cllr Michael McBride acknowledged that the project is in the very early stages and there’s a lengthy process ahead:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/brideshousing1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – March 25, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Letterkenny housing project a step closer Previous articleOutrage in Moville after local pitch vandalisedNext articleA more difficult ask at Dundalk – Ollie Horgan News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

SOCAR AQS and China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. – IC İçtaş Construction Industries & Trade Inc. signed the drilling contract for Tuz Golu underground gas storage expansion project

first_imgThe integrated drilling services contract envisions drilling of 40 wells for expansion of the Tuz Golu underground gas storage in Turkey Oil marketing agreement and credit approved 50 MM USD working capital facility terms signed with Shell West. Photo: courtesy of «SOCAR-AQS» LLC. SOCAR AQS and China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. – IC İçtaş Construction Industries & Trade Inc. JV are pleased to announce that they have signed drilling contract for the Expansion of Tuz Golu underground gas storage project.As per the contract, SOCAR AQS shall drill and deliver 40 wells in the Tuz Golu area of Aksaray region of Turkey. The contract value is estimated to be in multi-millions of US dollars.Murat Mehmet Kurtulush, General Director IC İçtaş said: “Today’s signing ceremony gives a new impetus to the expansion and deepening of cooperation between the two companies and ultimately, between the two countries. The expansion of Tuz Golu underground gas storage is vital for meeting the natural gas demand of Turkey, and SOCAR AQS will contribute to successful execution of this mission.”Ramin Isayev, CEO of SOCAR AQS said: “SOCAR AQS appreciates this significant opportunity to work with China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. – IC İçtaş Construction Industries & Trade Inc. on this important project. We look forward to utilizing full potential of our company, to working in close cooperation with our business partners and stakeholders to make this project a great success for Turkey, our Client and SOCAR AQS’’.During the implementation of the project, SOCAR AQS will also utilize infrastructure of local Turkish business partners and the company will invest in further training and development of young Turkish drilling specialists. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Weekend Pick: Romp to the Swamp, Columbia, S.C., Oct. 18

first_imgAttention, paddlers! Make Columbia, South Carolina, your destination this weekend, October 18, for the ultimate endurance test.In its second year, the a75c69a44629e7330716897731a6a949Romp to the Swamp sends racers down the long and challenging 51 mile stretch of the Congaree Blue River Trail for a day full of adventure.The river flows beside the Congaree National Park, which makes for some beautiful riverside scenery. Here’s the real kicker, though – 48 miles of the race course offer 905b3516cd9aef70ec51884c7b02434dabsolutely no public access from the bank.From the Cayce public boat landing, very early on in the race, boaters are in it for the long haul. Talk about commitment! But we guarantee that crossing the finish line after all those grueling hours will be worth it. Cash, swag bags, and a whole ton of pride await winners and racers at the end of the course.Both solo and tandem kayakers and canoers are eligible for the Romp the Swamp, as well as team kayakers. Rise to the occasion and tackle the Congaree!Divisions:Solo KayakTandem KayakSolo CanoeTandem CanoeTeam Kayak (Must finish together)Team CanoeRacer Requirements:At least one racer per team must be 18 years of age or older.Each racer must carry a fully charged cell phone.Each racer is required to have on personal flotation device. Children under 18 are required to wear it at all times.Each team member must carry a whistle for emergency use.Please bring adequate hydration and food for a 12-hour paddle.last_img read more

Nancy Pelosi Coming to Long Island Gay Gala

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Congresswoman Pelosi commemorates the LGBT victims of the Holocaust at the “Friends of the Pink Triangle” ceremony at the Twin Peaks Vista Overlook, Calif. (Courtesy of Nancy Pelosi’s office).Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, is accepting an award from the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth at the nonprofit group’s 20th Anniversary Gala on Friday evening.Also being honored are Edie Windsor, whose lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in March, and Andrew Stern, the chief operating officer of NARAL Pro-Choice NY.“We are thrilled to be honoring Congresswoman Pelosi for her decades of heroic leadership and advocacy on behalf of the GLBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS,” said David Kilmnick, chief executive officer of LIGALY. “This year’s honorees represent some of the most important voices in the movement for GLBT equality.”Pelosi’s district office is in San Francisco, a leading city in the modern gay rights movement and the first in then nation to elect an openly gay politician—Bay Shore native Harvey Milk.Pelosi, Windsor and Stern will receive the honors before a crowd of more than 400 local civic, political and business leaders at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park.Democratic members of LI’s congressional delegation—including Reps. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola)—will be on hand to show their leader around.last_img read more

Chick-fil-A breached, ‘devastating’ cost likely to mount for credit unions

first_imgThe Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced last week it is investigating a possible data breach of its payment systems, a revelation drawing the attention of the Credit Union National Association.“It’s devastating to credit unions and their members that merchant data breaches are becoming commonplace,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “Chick-fil-A is another example of how data breaches will continue to be prevalent at retailers until they are held to the same data security standards as credit unions and other financial institutions.”CUNA continues to press members of Congress to craft legislation that would require merchants such as Chick-fil-A to meet the same security standards as those imposed upon financial institutions.When data breaches occur, financial institutions are left paying the bill when fraudulent activity takes place, rather than the merchants where the breaches occur. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fortnite Developer Epic May Bring Hypermeet 3D Facial Expression Technology to the Game

first_imgFortnite developer Epic Games recently bought a real-time facial animation technology company called Hyprsense that could, in the future, bring more facial expressions to the game. While the company has not shared any official plans for this yet, it did state this technology will give creators “full control over expressing their vision.” The team at Hypersense made the Hypermeet app that puts 3D avatars on people’s faces through a regular webcam. Hypermeet is able to simulate more realistic facial expressions in real-time.Last month, Epic Games acquired Hyprsense, a real-time facial animation technology company. Hypersense released an app called Hypermeet back in September that put 3D avatars, similar to Apple’s Animoji, on people’s faces in real-time without having to use specialised equipment. Hypermeet works with a standard webcam and can provide a broader range of expressions for the user. This technology could also be used to put your facial expressions directly onto a video game character, according to a report by The Verge.- Advertisement – Coming to its applications, real-time facial animation and motion capture technology could be used to add more facial expressiveness to the characters in Fortnite, besides the currently available emotes. For now, Epic seems to be focussing more on creators with this new tech. “Bringing on the Hyprsense team enables us to continue pushing digital character innovation even further and approach the goal of giving all creators full control over expressing their vision down to the smallest nuance,” Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri said.Hyprsense website states that this acquisition will help in Epic’s journey to develop better tools and systems for developers and players alike. “It will also give Unreal Engine creators the ability to deploy and drive the most advanced character assets, on any platform,” it adds.Hypersense could make this technology more mainstream as previous attempts by Epic have involved an iPhone’s TrueDepth camera to make a depth map of the face.- Advertisement – Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cannabis sales soar as Canadians hunker for coronavirus lockdown

first_img“We have noticed an increase in sales in the past few days,” confirms SQDC spokesman Fabrice Giguere, without offering specific sales numbers in accordance with its policy. “The supply is stable, both online and at the branch,” he adds.Another SQDC customer, social worker Kelly Mercer, says she is “not really worried” about the risk of contracting the virus by coming to the store in person, even though nearly 100 cases have been confirmed as of late Wednesday in Quebec, including one death. Nationwide, the count has topped 600 cases, including nine deaths.”As you can see everybody is social distancing, the stores are taking precautions, not handling cash, cashiers are wearing gloves and using sanitizers on their hands. So I feel they are taking as many precautions as anybody could,” says Mercer as she exits the store.”I smoke regularly, just for fun,” she adds. “I just want to make sure I am good for a couple of weeks if my boss gives the word that we’re all going to [have to] stay home.”While SQDC has relied on mitigation measures to reduce the risk, Ontario-based cannabis giant Canopy Growth on Tuesday temporarily closed its 23 Tokyo Smoke and Tweed corporate retail stores nationwide, citing a social responsibility to limit contact between customers.”We encourage people to buy online rather than going to the store,” Jordan Sinclair, vice president of communications for Canopy Growth, told AFP.In Ontario province, the largest market for cannabis in Canada, the company is focused on supplying the Ontario Cannabis Store — a government online portal, which has a mandated monopoly on online pot sales in the province.”The last few days have seen a marked increase in sales volumes at OCS.ca,” said Daffyd Roderick, OCS communications director, citing an 80-100% increase from normal last weekend.”People are stocking up on things that are going to make being at home for a long period of time as tolerable as possible. I think alcohol seems to be fitting into that [category] and certainly cannabis is too,” concludes Jordan Sinclair. He added: “People are making purchases with the assumption that they’re going to have limited options in the weeks ahead.”Topics : To manage stress in the face of the coronavirus pandemic or just to pass the time under quarantine, Canadians and tourists have been lining up for several days at pot shops and flooding online cannabis retailers’ sites to stock up on the mood-altering drug that was legalized here in 2018.In front of the Societe Quebecoise du Cannabis (SQDC) boutique on Sainte-Catherine Street, Montreal’s main commercial drive, a long line has formed before it even opens.”We decided to quarantine, we’re just going to look for ‘weed’ for the 15 days,” says Maureen Duflot, 28. She arrived in Montreal Tuesday evening with her partner on the last flight from Paris before Canada closed its borders to foreigners. Canadian public health authorities have urged travellers to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.”We’ll see how it goes inside,” she enthuses. “People are super nice, there is a great atmosphere, in contrast to the situation now in France.”Canada legalized the recreational use of cannabis in October 2018, becoming only the second country in the world after Uruguay to do so.”There are those who panic, others who are not taking the situation seriously enough. I decided to come and manage my stress by smoking cannabis,” says Michel Benoit, a cameraman who had just learned he would be off work for a period “as a precaution against contracting or spreading the coronavirus.”last_img read more