OTTAWA – A cross-country squabble over how best to divvy up the proceeds of Canada’s coming legal-weed windfall is about to intensify as finance ministers gather for high-stakes talks in Ottawa.For the provinces and territories, a key question looms: what entitles Ottawa to claim so much as half of the tax revenues that will start flowing when marijuana is legalized next summer?The provincial and territorial governments insist they should get the lion’s share of the funds because they’ll shoulder most — if not all — of the costs associated with legalization.But federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will counter with an argument during the meetings that Ottawa has already made big financial commitments towards pot legalization, said a senior government official.Morneau will explain that he’s already earmarked more than $1 billion toward legalization over the next five years, with a focus on areas such as public safety, policing and awareness, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.Nearly $700 million of that commitment was outlined in Morneau’s recent fall economic update.“We’ve identified significant funds that we are going to put forward in that regard,” Morneau said on Sunday as he headed to a working dinner with his provincial and territorial counterparts.“We need to cover our costs — they’re legitimate.”At the same time, Morneau added that it’s important to consider how municipalities and provinces will cover the costs required.Negotiations will be centred on the federal Liberal government’s proposal to impose a cannabis excise tax of $1 per gram or 10 per cent of the final retail price, whichever is higher.It’s expected to bring in as much as $1 billion per year. Ottawa has long insisted its legalization plans were never about the money, but about keeping pot away from kids.An initial federal offer of a 50-50 split with the provinces was met with equal parts disdain and incredulity.The federal government has since said it’s prepared to go further — as long as some of that extra cash goes to cities. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities wants a third of the revenues earmarked to help municipal governments handle administrative and policing costs.Morneau reiterated Sunday that he “can be flexible,” but he refused to say how much he’s willing to accept.For ministers like B.C.’s Carole James, it’s unclear why Ottawa should keep any of it.“Before we even get to talking about sharing, we want to hear about what responsibilities the federal government’s taking on to justify taking any of the percentage,” James said in an interview.“Certainly, from our perspective the formula put out by the federal government is a no-go. That’s very clear.”Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa also wants Morneau to explain how the Trudeau government plans earn its share.“I want to know what the feds are going to put in — what they’re going to pay for,” Sousa said in an interview.“I want us to have unity around Canada on this issue and I definitely want to see more because we’re bearing more of the costs.”The added expenses likely to land with the provinces are expected to include public-awareness campaigns, beefed-up policing, busier court systems and increased road safety efforts.“If the responsibility resides with the provinces, then the resources must flow to the provinces,” Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said in an interview.“Any departure from that theme, then, must come with concessions from the federal government.”There’s no guarantee that revenues will be higher than the associated costs, said Friesen — particularly considering Ottawa’s rushed timeline to legalize cannabis by July.The federal government might face some “very small” fixed costs such as those related to its administrative role for taxation, he added, but that “pales in comparison” to the size of the responsibility and the added risks that will be assumed by the provinces.Ottawa has also committed $274 million to support policing and border efforts related to legalization, and some of the money is to go to the provinces.But it remains to be seen if more federal commitments are on the way.Regardless of how it’s divvied up, the excise tax is expected to generate big bucks — as much as $1 billion per year, by one estimate from Liberal MP Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief and the Trudeau government’s point man on legalizing cannabis.Federal and provincial sales taxes would be applied on top of the excise tax, but governments are aiming to ensure the total cost stays reasonable so as to keep black marketeers at bay.Also on the table Sunday and Monday will be the three-year review of the Canada Pension Plan and the federal government’s proposed tweaks to the formula behind equalization payments.Equalization is designed to help poorer provincial governments provide public services that are reasonably comparable to those in other provinces.On Sunday, Ottawa released the 2018-19 equalization payments for the federation’s so-called “have-not” provinces. The same six will receive cash through the $18.9-billion federal program: Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.At $11.7 billion, Quebec will once again receive by far the biggest payment from Ottawa. It will be an increase of nearly $700 million compared to this year.Ontario, which has seen its economy improve in recent years, will receive $960 million next year — down nearly $500 million from this year.The “have” provinces, which won’t receive any funds through the program, will once again be B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.The formula is also based on a three-year moving average of economic growth, so a province’s have- or have-not status can lag economy-altering events.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
about this topic before we should first try to understand the concept of O2O, the so-called O2O is Online To Offline, which is under the line of business and the operation of the Internet together, let the Internet become a platform for the next line transactions. The first O2O model is in the group buying site just emerging when it appeared, but now consumers are more familiar with the concept of buy, but the concept of O2O know little. In fact, O2O is the main core business through discounts, provide information and services, business news under the line to the Internet user groups, to bring them to these businesses in the consumer goods or services, the user first purchase online and offline, and then to the line of business services. For example, now the public comment network and a large number of buy site management is mainly such a model. As for the specific application of O2O we can see from the following figure:
O2O and then again this concept and we already have B2C do a simple conceptual distinction: firstly, O2O more focused on the consumer service, such as restaurants, movies, travel, fitness, leisure services and so on, and B2C will focus on shopping this, you know it; secondly, O2O consumers are to obtain related services, such as we now often group purchase movie tickets and so on, are at the site of consumption, while B2C we are sitting at home waiting for delivery; finally, the O2O inventory is "service", "commodity inventory is B2C". From which we can not be more clear about this new service model?
and O2O currently involved in this industry enterprises and businesses or a lot, especially many traditional enterprises, to carry out online shopping mall of the costs and energy is too large, so to carry out the O2O event is a very good choice for enterprises, so a traditional line, to carry out O2O e-commerce service needs pay attention to what the basic methods? From many successful cases we summed up some experiences of the following:
1, set up their own official store, consumers can through the network of shops for consumer online orders, then, in the process of brands to provide customer service and support online whenever and wherever possible to transfer products etc.. This method is suitable for the large chain enterprises, corresponding to one of the benefits can be achieved online and offline stores, but this method costs more, more in need of a wide range of promotion, it is not recommended to small businesses take this approach.
2, there is a use of third party Internet platform is well-known, as we said before the public comment, group purchase websites such as handle, Wowo, together with its perfect join enterprises and substation system combined with large user flow of third party Internet platform, quickly promote their own "
Chinese subtitles group was arrested in Japan illegally to Japanese animation with Chinese subtitles
Global network reporter Yu Pengfei reported [
] "subtitle group" is the users are very familiar, they are free to provide Japanese animation and national television drama Chinese subtitles, the speed and quality of each group will have subtitles and translation. However, the recent two Chinese subtitles group members were arrested by Japanese police on suspicion of illegal infringement of animation works in kyoto.
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" Yomiuri Shimbun reported on September 29th, two Chinese nationals arrested subtitle "members of the group were 30 year old in the Japanese company staff and 20 year old college student.
report quoted local police sources said, during the year 7 to August, two people sharing software through the book of events "," dust Arslan Senki series with a flurry of animation Chinese subtitles, and broadcast on television to spread to the Internet within a few hours.
had a Japanese media coverage of the Chinese subtitles group, said the subtitle group did not pay to insist on translation because of love. In fact, these translations are not copyright, is a tort, but also reflects the Japanese culture is very popular with young Chinese people.
it is reported that, according to the provisions of the Japan International Film Copyright Association, it is a white do subtitles is undoubtedly violated the rights of interests of the parties to do this thing actually violated Japanese subtitles in the copyright law of twenty-seventh translation rights. In addition, the unauthorized translation may not be able to reflect the essence and intention of the original, although we all understand the truth, but everyone watching subtitles.
With only eight days remaining in the 2014-15 regular season, it’s time to check in on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. If you’re wondering how these numbers work, the short version is that all 30 NBA teams are ranked according to a projection of their true talent over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the methodology,1This week, we tweaked the simulation methodology to include the NBA’s official tie-breaking procedures. Before this week, we had been approximating tie breakers. see our introductory rankings post.The Eastern Conference playoff plot continues to thicken. Last Monday in this space, our model listed the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers with playoff probabilities of 76 percent and 50 percent, respectively, with the Brooklyn Nets (38 percent) and Boston Celtics (25 percent) likely to be on the outside looking in.Now, the tables have turned.The Celtics, aided by a 3-1 record over the past week (and an improved power rating), now sport a 57 percent playoff probability and more expected end-of-season wins than either Miami or Indiana. Likewise, the Nets leapfrogged the Pacers and Heat by an even greater margin after going 4-1 over the past week-plus. Brooklyn’s chances of making the playoffs are now nearly 77 percent, a radical departure from its 17 percent postseason probability of two weeks prior.And if Brooklyn and Boston are now in the driver’s seats for the final pair of Eastern Conference playoff berths, that means the Heat and Pacers are currently both underdogs to make the postseason. Miami has lost four straight games, and its power rating is down because several of its good RPM players (such as Luol Deng, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen) are listed as day-to-day with injuries. And for its part, Indiana went 2-2 on the week-plus, but even at .500, the Pacers lost ground to the surging Celtics and Nets.The Heat have things a bit better than the Pacers. They face an easier remaining schedule, and the league’s tie-breakers favor them in the event of a tie with Boston and/or Brooklyn, which accounts for Miami’s superior playoff odds despite a projected win tally identical to that of Indiana. But for each team, it’s a big reversal from where they stood just a week ago.So while there’s little time left in the schedule, the Eastern Conference playoff picture is no clearer than it’s been the past few weeks — the front-runners to get in are just different.