Integrated CBD raises $50 million in debt and equity

That’s why Patrick Horsman, the CEO of Integrated CBD, an industrial-scale hemp oil manufacturer, took a novel approach in fundraising. He took on debt. Integrated CBD closed a $50 million funding round on Tuesday, raising a mix of equity and debt from investors. The bulk of the debt, $30 million, was provided by an undisclosed $7.5 billion hedge fund.  Unlike its high-inducing cousin, THC, CBD, or cannabidiol, is federally legal in the US. That means that institutional investors are able to lend to CBD-only facilities, lowering the cost of capital for operators. And it could become a huge market. Analysts at the investment bank Cowen expect CBD to become a $16 billion market in the US alone by 2025.  Integrated CBD’s CEO, Patrick Horsman, told Business Insider in a Tuesday interview that manufacturing CBD at an industrial scale takes a lot of capital to get off the ground. He didn’t want to put his company at a disadvantage by paying high-interest rates or diluting too much of his and his cofounders’ equity in the company. According to the specifics of the deal, Integrated CBD is giving up a small number of warrants to the debt investor and paying back t...

Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.

Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 29F. Winds light and variable. “You plant spring-flowering bulbs in fall, they grow over winter, flourish in spring and go dormant in summer,” said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “Once they’re in the ground, they do quite well over multiple years with little maintenance.” On top of that, bulbs are drought-tolerant. “That’s one of the great things about them,” she said. “Since they go dormant in summer, they don’t need to be watered.” If you plan to intermingle bulbs with perennials or place them near shrubs, pair with plants that don’t need much irrigation, Stoven said. Or, if the area does get regular water, make sure the soil drains well. Bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, crocus and hyacinth are planted in fall because they need some time to get their roots going before pushing up to put on a spring show. Although October and November are ideal for planting, bulbs can go into the ground until mid-December. When purchasing bulbs, make sure you choose large ones. The bigger the bulb, the bigger the bloom, Stoven said. Also, avoid those with mold or soft spot...

Market Insights of Oilfield Chemicals Market by Top Leading Players, Key Strategies & Market Dynamics Forces

The Oilfield Chemicals Market report firstly introduced the Oilfield Chemicals industry basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region Oilfield Chemicals market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. Look insights of Global Oilfield Chemicals industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/331685    The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Oilfield Chemicals market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities. Get sample Copy of this Oilfield Chemicals Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/331685  Important application areas of Oilfield Chemicals are also assessed on the basis of their performance. Market predictions along with the statistical nuances presented in the report rend...

STEVE MAXWELL: Faster, simpler, safer cottage water winterizing | Homes | Lifestyles

If you’ve got a cottage, trailer or seasonal home, fall is the time of year for winterizing the water system. The trick is making it happen easily and reliably, and this is where a completely different approach might make sense for you. As a life-long cottage person who now lives in cottage country full time, I know that winterizing a water system is not just about getting water out of pipes. It’s also about worry. ‘Did I drain all the water out?’ ‘Will I have to fix broken pipes in the spring because water remained?’ Based on what I see from my seasonal neighbours, there’s good reason to be anxious. Out of the five cottages I know best, at least one will have a broken pipe each year. In the spring of 2018, for instance, one cottage owner I know had pipes broken in five different places because freezing water cracked them. Another friend has used compressed air to blow out cottage pipes each fall for 10 years, yet this past spring for the first time we discovered a main valve had cracked wide open over the winter because it somehow had water in it. He didn’t drain the system any differently than usual, but somehow trouble happened anyway. And it’s all because water is an unusual...

How To Make Your Own Springs For Extruded Rail T-Nuts

Open-Source Extruded Profile systems are a mature breed these days. With Openbuilds, Makerslide, and Openbeam, we’ve got plenty of systems to choose from; and Amazon and Alibaba are coming in strong with lots of generic interchangeable parts. These open-source framing systems have borrowed tricks from some decades-old industry players like Rexroth and 80/20. But from all they’ve gleaned, there’s still one trick they haven’t snagged yet: affordable springloaded T-nuts. I’ve discussed a few tricks when working with these systems before, and Roger Cheng came up with a 3D printed technique for working with T-nuts. But today I’ll take another step and show you how to make our own springs for VSlot rail nuts. For anyone playing extrusion hot-potato in a multi-person build a-la Lasersaur, springloaded T-Nuts are a wonderful convenience. When springloaded, these otherwise normal T-nuts stick in place rather than slide down the slot, making the building process more manageable with less parts to track simultaneously. We just set and forget! Don’t get me wrong. Springloaded T-nuts already exist for us hobbyists using maker-style extrusions. But they’re pricey, as in more-than-a-dollar-a-p...

Novel remote study protocol supports BASF’s micro-emulsifying plant sterol Menu Back to Back to Back to Back to Back to Back to Back to Send Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Send contact Email to a friend Facebook Twitter Linkedin Tip a friend

The study is reportedly the first to investigate the effects of this ingredient without a central study location, and offers a valuable example of how remote studies could be performed in the future. BASF collaborated with InsideTracker​, a web-based participant management platform, and Nutrasource​, a contract research organization to manage the tracker application, to run the trial, which included 32 healthy adults randomly assigned to receive placebo or the novel phytosterol supplement (Vegapure 95E). One month of phytosterol supplementation was found to significantly lowered LDL-cholesterol levels by 10.2%. “The 10.2% reduction in LDLc achieved with the new Vegapure 95E phytosterol emulsion in this study is significant and clinically meaningful when compared to previous investigations testing the dietary supplement format,”​ wrote the researchers, led by Ashley Reaver from Segterra (Inside Tracker). “Limited data is available on the LDLc-reducing effects of dietary supplements containing plant sterols and stanols… Considering the limited comparability among studies, it is still remarkable that the LDLc-lowering effect in the current study was about 25% larger than the avera...

Tire experts will tell you that once temperatures consistently dip below 7 degrees, it’s time to

Tire experts will tell you that once temperatures consistently dip below 7 degrees, it’s time to get the winter hoops on your car. Why? The rubber compound in winter tires is generally of a softer nature than that found in all-season tires and infinitely more pliable than the stuff used to construct high-performance summer tires. This is in no small part to the mechanical features and molecular attributes of a tire. Here’s the Cole’s Notes explanation. The tread blocks found on most winter tires are packed with grooves, many of which have saw-toothed edges. These are called sipes and, as they spread apart while being pressed into a snow covered road, provide the tire’s contact patch with more opportunity to find grip. This is a mechanical feature. To test what we’re on about, take a solid block of styrofoam and slide it across your kitchen table. Now, slice a series of shallow cuts into the block’s surface and slide it across the table again. That extra resistance you feel are sipes at work, increasing one’s grip while starting and stopping. Molecular attributes refer to the types of compounds baked into a tire during manufacturing. Winter tires are designed to remain flexible a...

A high chair sold by major retailer Argos is being urgently recalled because it could fall

A high chair sold by major retailer Argos is being urgently recalled because it could fall over while a child is strapped in – potentially causing serious injury. Argos has warned parents who have bought the chair to stop using it immediately and return it to the store it was bought from for a full refund. An Argos statement reads: “We want to bring your attention to a potential safety issue with the Cuggl Mushroom High Chair, catalogue number 7094143. “Testing has shown that if a child leans sideways in the high chair there is a risk that the chair could topple over, injuring the child and damaging the high chair.” Baby Low Chair Argos added: “If you have a Cuggl Mushroom High Chair, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY and return it to an Argos store” for a full refund of £29.99/€37.99. You will not need a receipt.” “Please be assured that no other highchair is affected by this issue. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this issue.” If you have any questions or concerns, Argos said you can call them free on 0800 0113462 in the UK and 1800946744 in the Republic of Ireland. Baby High Chair, High Chair, High Back Chair, Baby Din...

RFID, AIDC, and IoT News: Global RFID Market to Reach $11 Billion in 2018, but Growth is Slow RFID, AIDC, and IoT News: Global RFID Market to Reach $11 Billion in 2018, but Growth is Slow

The global RFID market for RFID is expected to be about $11 billion in 2018, according to the latest estimate from the researchers at IDTechEx. That’s up just a little a bit from $10.5 billion or so in 2017. The market definition behind the numbers includes passive tags, passive readers, software and services that go along with RFID implementation, and tags, readers and systems for so-called active tags, which unlike passive tags carry their own power source and are generally used for asset tracking applications (sometimes also referred to as real-time locator systems or RTLS.) Of the $11 billion total market, passive RFID tags make up $5.01 Billion and passive RFID tag readers will be about $2.85 Billion. The numbers of units sold and their average sales price (ASP) vary across the range of choices. In 2018, IDTechEx expects that 11.5 billion RAIN RFID labels (RFID operating at ~900MHz) will be sold, versus 4.0 billion HF tags (RFID operating at 13.56MHz). The RAIN type RFID tags are the ones used in most retail, apparel and other supply chain applications. High frequency tags, on the other hand, are primarily used in applications that involve payments, secure access and ...

里约奥运金牌不值钱 黄金仅含1.2%价格不到四千元_地方站_新浪收藏_新浪网

  里约奥运即将拉开大幕,赛场上,来自世界各国的运动员都将为了一块金牌而竞相角逐。然而,这块沉甸甸金灿灿的奖牌,其实并没有大多数人想象的那么“值钱”。   据CNN报道,这些将在里约被挂上冠军运动员脖子的金牌,实际上只镀有6克黄金,此外则是494克的白银,黄金含量仅仅只有1.2%。   不过这倒不是里约“偷工减料”,实际上,为了控制成本,早在1912年之后,奥运会金牌就再也没有使用过纯金打造了。   如果按金牌中的贵金属含量出售的话,金牌大概可以卖到587美元(约合人民币3900元)。   奥运盛会上的金牌,它的价值主要来自其纪念意义,如果要当贵金属卖,还真值不了许多钱。   比如本次里约奥运会的金牌,重量足足达到了500克,为奥运历史上最重。   但据CNN透露,金牌中的纯黄金仅有6克,含量只有1.2%,此外是494克的白银。也就是说,这块金牌其实是镀金的。   如果按金牌中的贵金属含量出售的话,按照目前的市场价格,大概可以卖到587美元(约合人民币3900元)。   当然,不用纯金打造金牌的原因很容易猜到,就是为了控制成本。毕竟一次奥运会颁发的金牌数量高达数百块,如果都是用黄金制作,绝对是一笔沉重的负担。   上一次在奥运会上出现纯金打造的金牌,还要追溯到一个世纪以前的1912年瑞典斯德哥尔摩奥运会。   不过,由于当时的黄金价格比今天便宜许多(约0.67美元/克),再加上当时的奖牌重量也很轻(约24克),所以这块纯金奖牌的价值只有约16美元...

Champkids provides a unique competitive experience for students who love art. This is a live drawing and coloring

Champkids provides a unique competitive experience for students who love art. This is a live drawing and coloring contest where kids challenge their imagination by creating a work of art within a given time limit. At this family-friendly event, kids will also get to explore the museum and meet others who share their passion for art! Competition Categories: Grade K-2 (Coloring Contest) Grade 3- 5 (Coloring Contest) Grade 6-8 (Drawing Contest) Grade 9-12 (Drawing Contest) Prizes and Trophies for Top 3 Winners in each category Winners will be announced live on the same day Participation Certificates for all Bring your own crayons/ color pencils/paint materials. Coloring and drawing paper will be provided. Drawing Topic: Aquarium Month. Pre-registration online is required. Space limited. Visit champkids.com/registration/ to register.  Registration will remain open until the event date. Known for its diverse palate and regional cuisine, Italy’s culinary identity can often be defined by its pasta. Northern pasta shapes each have their own unique history and texture, which are attributed to the geography of the region. Making fresh pasta may seem daunting, but once you get the ha...

Conversations with your friends won’t be the only thing that shows up inside your WhatsApp next

Conversations with your friends won’t be the only thing that shows up inside your WhatsApp next year. Facebook has confirmed ads will also start appearing in 2020. WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging services on the planet, with around 1.2 billion active users. But now that it is entirely free to use, the only revenue comes from business users. Facebook is hoping to hoping to change that by showing the rest of us ads. We’ve been waiting for them to appear for a while now, and at the annual Facebook Marketing Summit this week, it was confirmed they’ll arrive in 2020. The ads will appear in WhatsApp Status. These are just like Stories on other platforms; they might be text, images, videos, or GIFs your friends have posted that disappear after 24 hours. 10inch Tablet 4g Just like that other content, ads will take up the whole screen when you view them — as you can see in the images below — and you’ll be able to swipe up on them to find out more.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],’cultofmac_com-box-4′,’ezslot_1′,622,’0′,’0′])); Facebook is also giving advertisers the ability to redirect users from Facebook and Instagram to WhatsApp. Whe...