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Plymouth pub launches crowdfunder in bid to survive lockdown

The owners of a Plymouth pub say they hope the generosity of locals and regulars can keep the business afloat.

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The owners of a Plymouth pub say they hope the generosity of locals and regulars can keep the business afloat.

The Lord High Admiral in Stonehouse closed again on New Year’s Eve as the country went back into lockdown.

Owners Alistair and Holly say they have already lost thousands of pounds in wasted stock, and every month they are going further and further into debt. They have started a crowdfunding campaign to help pay the bills.

Alistair and Holly took over the pub three years ago. Credit: ITV News

Alistair said: “It’s incredibly difficult to trade at the moment. Very difficult to make a profit. And the Government support that should be there just isn’t.”

Holly added: “We’ve had so many amazing comments about why people love the place and that has really helped.”The couple have raised more than £18,000 so far – their target is £40,000 in the next week.

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Source: https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-01-12/plymouth-pub-raises-thousands-from-crowdfunding-campaign-as-lockdown-hits-trade

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(2021) ᐉ Crowdfunding Boosts Te Horo Based Medicinal Cannabis Company Phytotecnia ᐉ Dispensary Near Me USA

(2021) ᐉ Irene Lopez-Ubiria and Alvaro Vidiella-Salaberry. Photo / Supplied

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A medicinal cannabis company based in Te Horo, north of Wellington, has proved very popular with the public.

Agricultural engineers Irene Lopez-Ubiria and Alvaro Vidiella-Salaberry sought crowdfunding for their Phytotecnia Ltd company via PledgeMe which started midway in November last year.

They thought they might be lucky to raise $500,000 but have been humbled with over $860,000 so far.

“We are super happy and many local people are supporting us too,” Irene said.

“It [the money] has been a slow and steady flow.

“People seem to need some time to understand what we’re doing.

“We’ve received lots of questions.”

The funding along with their own money as well as from family, friends and a Callaghan Innovation R&D loan give the couple the opportunity to upscale when they decide to.

“The main thing is we are committed to getting production under way to sell this year,” Irene said.

Phytotecnia's mother plants. Photo / Supplied Phytotecnia’s mother plants. Photo / Supplied

Already a lot has happened at the company which has a focus to research and produce medicinal cannabis.

A 360sq m highly specced glasshouse to grow the cannabis has been created, including strong security measures such as cameras and a high electric fence.

The couple, originally from Spain, has a research licence, and importantly, a commercial production licence, which was issued a few days before…

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Irene Lopez-Ubiria and Alvaro Vidiella-Salaberry. Photo / Supplied

A medicinal cannabis company based in Te Horo, north of Wellington, has proved very popular with the public.

Agricultural engineers Irene Lopez-Ubiria and Alvaro Vidiella-Salaberry sought crowdfunding for their Phytotecnia Ltd company via PledgeMe which started midway in November last year.

They thought they might be lucky to raise $500,000 but have been humbled with over $860,000 so far.

“We are super happy and many local people are supporting us too,” Irene said.

“It [the money] has been a slow and steady flow.

“People seem to need some time to understand what we’re doing.

“We’ve received lots of questions.”

The funding along with their own money as well as from family, friends and a Callaghan Innovation R&D loan give the couple the opportunity to upscale when they decide to.

“The main thing is we are committed to getting production under way to sell this year,” Irene said.

Phytotecnia's mother plants. Photo / Supplied Phytotecnia’s mother plants. Photo / Supplied

Already a lot has happened at the company which has a focus to research and produce medicinal cannabis.

A 360sq m highly specced glasshouse to grow the cannabis has been created, including strong security measures such as cameras and a high electric fence.

The couple, originally from Spain, has a research licence, and importantly, a commercial production licence, which was issued a few days before…

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Source: https://dispensarynearmeusa.com/2021/01/14/crowdfunding-boosts-te-horo-based-medicinal-cannabis-company-phytotecnia-2/

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Saudi Arabia: SAMA Announces New Rules on Debt Crowdfunding

The Saudi Central Bank (Sama) has announced issuance of the rules for practicing debt crowdfunding activities, which aim to regulate provisions for lice

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The Saudi Central Bank (Sama) has announced issuance of the rules for practicing debt crowdfunding activities, which aim to regulate provisions for licensing this type of company and to regulate its conduct of activities.

This is in accordance with the powers granted to the Saudi Central Bank, under the provisions of the Finance Companies Control Law, reported SPA.

The new rules comes as part of Sama’s efforts to support the opportunities for growth and economic development in Saudi Arabia, in order to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by supporting and organizing modern financing activities.

Including the activity of debt crowdfunding, and in line with the role of the central bank in promoting financial stability, said the report.

The Central Bank aims to attract a new segment of investors and companies in addition to owners of small and medium capitals, to work under its supervision, in a manner that ensures the efficiency of these companies by adhering to the requirements of information security, corporate governance, internal regulation, attribution, risk and compliance management, and internal auditing.

The new rules, in addition to encouraging innovation in financing products, contributes to providing modern financing products that can meet the needs of the beneficiaries.

Sama said that as per the new rules, the minimum paid-up capital for companies to practice debt crowdfunding activity has been set at SR5 million ($1.33 million), with Sama given authorisation to raise or reduce the minimum capital as per market conditions.

The Central Bank has invited global investors to engage in debt crowdfunding activity to familiarize themselves with financing regulations and their implementing regulations rules for practicing debt crowdfunding activity.

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Including the activity of debt crowdfunding, and in line with the role of the central bank in promoting financial stability, said the report.

Source: https://www.albawaba.com/business/saudi-arabia-sama-announces-new-rules-debt-crowdfunding-1404673

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ZimaBoard Intel Apollo Lake SBC and micro server goes for $69.99 and up (Crowdfunding)

ZimaBoard “single board server” is an Intel Apollo Lake SBC designed for DIYers and hackers with dual SATA, dual GbE, and a PCIe slot.

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We’ve had our fair share of low-cost x86 SBCs in recent years, mostly based on Intel Cherry Trail processor, with the likes of Atomic Pi and Rock Pi X. Ice Whale Technology has come up with its own low-cost Intel single board computer with ZimaBoard “single board server” as it mostly has network storage applications in mind, but with a 4K capable mini DisplayPort connector it could also be used as a standard SBC or mini PC.

There are two versions of the board both with Apollo Lake processors: ZimaBoard 216 with a dual-core Celeron N3350 coupled with 2GBRAM and 16GB eMMC flash, and ZimaBoard 832 powered by a quad-core Celeron N3450 with 8GB RAM and 32GB storage.

Both ZimaBoard SBC shares most of the same specifications in terms of I/Os:

  • SoC –
    • ZimaBoard 216 – Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor @ 1.1/2.4GHz (Burst freq.) with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 650 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
    • ZimaBoard 832 – Intel Celeron N3450 quad core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.2 GHz (Burst frequency) with 12 EU Intel HD graphics 500 @ 200 MHz / 700 MHz (Burst freq.); 6W TDP
  • System Memory & on-board storage
    • ZimaBoard 216 – 2GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC flash
    • ZimaBoard 832 – 8GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC flash
  • Storage I/F – 2x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports for HDD or SSD
  • Display – 1x Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4K @ 60Hz
  • Video Decoding – 4K H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-2, VC-1
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0
  • Expansion – 1x PCle 2.0 4x slot
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) – 120 x 74.5 x 25 mm

The board is passively cooled by its enclosure acting as a heatsink, and ships with Linux by default, although we’re not being told which distribution, possibly Ubuntu 20.04. But being an x86 platform, other operating systems are also supported including Windows, OpenWrt, pfSense, Android, and LibreELEC.

Typical use cases include setting up a personal NAS, a VPN gateway, a software router, a 4K media server, or a Smart Home gateway. It could also be used for 4K video streaming. The PCIe slot offers more flexibility than other similar SBCs, but will likely be awkward to use as the card would just hang there outside the case.

The Kickstarter campaign is slated to start in a few hours where you’ll be able to pledge $69.90 for ZimaBoard 216 (retail will be $99.99), and $129.99 for ZimaBoard 832 (Retail: $179.99). Eventually, there should also be more information on the official website.

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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