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A message from Shield’s Founder and CEO

first_imgCOVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, businesses, and the banking industry worldwide. As our local communities and the financial institutions that serve them respond to the shock waves caused by the spread of this virus, it hardly feels like the right time to be talking about cannabis banking.Yet, as we’ve conferred with economists, finance experts, and looked closely at the market data, we have formulated a perspective on the cannabis banking opportunity that we’d like to share with you in hopes that it helps support your short- and long-term planning.First, we see this financial shock as more like the disruption caused by 911 than the 2008 financial crisis. While pressure to attract new sources of low-cost deposits will wane momentarily, we continue to see these deposits being a driver of bank profitability. Diversifying portfolios and increasing these deposits today will protect future profitability as the economy improves.Second, the current crisis shines a spotlight on the urgent demand for banking services for legal cannabis businesses. The lack of access to banking and financial services has always been a major obstacle for the industry. Now, this sector’s ineligibility for federal coronavirus economic relief has intensified the conflict between state and federal policy. More than ever before, legitimate cannabis businesses need access to lending and other financial services. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Bachelor’s Tierra LiCausi Engaged 7 Years After Sean Lowe’s Season

first_img“I am forever grateful that our paths crossed. It still seems surreal, it feels like a lifetime of knowing you already!” she gushed in a June message to her now-fiancé. “I love you honeyyy and so excited to see/fulfill our next adventures together! #worththewait #ily.”Lowe, for his part, went on to marry Giudici, 34, in January 2014. The couple now share three children: sons Samuel, 4, and Isaiah, 2, and daughter Mia, 10 months.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “YES, YES & YES!!!!!! #worththewait #BecomingaBrown #ily,” the former reality star captioned her post, adding emojis of a brown heart and a diamond ring.Bachelor’s Tierra LiCausi Is Engaged 7 Years After Sean Lowe’s SeasonBachelor’s Tierra LiCausi Courtesy of Kevin Foley/ABCLiCausi later took to her Instagram Story to celebrate, promising that “more pictures and posts will come” on Thursday, November 6.“We are just trying to get back to the States & recoup from the sickness we had,” she added. “Thanks for everyone’s outreach, love & support. We are both over the moon & beyond excited for this journey together. #BecomingaBrown love y’all.”- Advertisement – The Las Vegas native is best known for her controversial stint on season 17 of the ABC reality dating series. She finished in sixth place, and Lowe, 36, chose Catherine Giudici as his winner.After Lowe sent her packing, LiCausi (who famously shouted, “I can’t control my eyebrows!” during her time on the show) showed off an engagement ring at the Women Tell All special in March 2013. She did not reveal her fiancé’s identity, and their relationship ended that September.Bachelor’s Tierra LiCausi Is Engaged 7 Years After Sean Lowe’s Season 1Tierra and Sean Lowe ABC/RICK ROWELLWhile the leasing consultant took a step back from the spotlight after her stint on reality TV, she began sharing her journey to find true love again via Instagram in December 2019 after meeting Brown.- Advertisement – Tierra LiCausi found The One! Seven years after vying for Sean Lowe’s heart — and causing a stir in the process — the Bachelor alum is engaged to Tyler Brooks Brown.LiCausi, 31, announced the news via Instagram on Wednesday, November 4, alongside a stunning photo of Brown on bended knee in Tulum, Mexico. Red rose petals and candles surrounded the couple as Brown proposed in a teepee-like structure outdoors.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Fruta Conquerors maintain lead in Elite League

first_img….beat Buxton 2-1By Ras WadadaA young Fruta Conquerors team withstood the physical aggression of Buxton United to record their third win in the GFF-Stag Elite League when action continued yesterday at a partially water-logged MSC ground.Heavy overnight showers on Saturday that went until after lunch yesterday delayed the start of the Elite League football in the mining town of Linden. The rain-drenched MSC ground could not be marked until an hour before the opening game;forcing the game to kick-off at 17:05 hrs.Eon Alleyne,scorer of Conquerors first goal last night,leaves Buxton’s Okemi Edwards on his way to goal. (Ras Wadada photos)Eon Alleyne,scorer of Conquerors first goal last night,leaves Buxton’s Okemi Edwards on his way to goal. (Ras Wadada photos)When the first game of Guyana’s top flight football finally kicked-off, neither team settled or adapted to the soft conditions and both resorted to more physical aggression in a dull first-half that ended 0-0.The two keepers were rarely called upon to make saves in a first period that accounted for few shots on target at both ends of the field.The most clear-cut opportunity was presented to Buxton in the 19th minute, but Eson Hamer could not get a boot unto the ball, squared across the goal mouth from the left side by Dillon Wright, as he ran in at the far post to an unprotected goal.Substitute Eon Alleyne gave Conquerors the lead after seven minutes of the 2nd half when he fired in a low right-booter from inside the area that left the Buxtonian keeper flat-footed.Within a minute Buxton levelled the score after debutant goal-keeper, Leon Sealey-Yow punched an attempted shot on goal unto the body of defender Cecil Jackman and the ball rebounded into the net for the first time against the Conquerors side in the competition.The goal was,however,credited to Clive Andries.‘Super Sub’ Kwame La Fleur then produced a sumptuous winner after collecting a perfect pass from Jermin Junor in the 78th minute. La Fleur held his composure on receiving the pass inside the area on the right side before unleashing a low-curling right-footed shot to the far post that left custodian Marks unmoved at the near post.Buxton were denied another equalizer when 18 year-old Sealy Low made a brilliant save in the 84th, diving to his left to make amends for his earlier mistake.Conquerors maintain the lead in the points table as they move to ten points after four games while Buxton suffered their third consecutive loss to be left on 3 points.last_img read more

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Ferdinand upset over losing England captaincy to Terry

first_imgRio Ferdinand is “very upset” over plans to reinstate John Terry as England captain, a source close to the player has told BBC Sport.The Manchester United defender is the current skipper after Chelsea’s Terry was stripped of the armband last year.The source claimed England boss Fabio Capello has been persuaded to re-think his stance by “certain London-based media” close to centre-half Terry.Capello’s camp say no decision has been made but say Terry is being considered.Capello is due to discuss the situation with Ferdinand later on Tuesday before addressing the rest of his squad next week, when they meet up next for Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.Franco Baldini, Capello’s number two, has already spoken to current England vice-captain Steven Gerrard about the situation. The Liverpool midfielder, who is currently sidelined with a hernia injury, is said to be comfortable with Terry’s likely reinstatement.Ferdinand, 32, was made captain when Terry was relieved of his duties in February 2010 after reports surfaced that he had an affair with the former partner of England team-mate Wayne Bridge.Since then, Ferdinand has made only four appearances for England and will miss the game against Wales because of problems with his back and calf.The England captaincy has become a big issue for Capello in the wake of February’s friendly against Denmark.With Ferdinand and Gerrard both absent, Frank Lampard started the match in Copenhagen as skipper but passed the armband to Gareth Barry when he was substituted. In turn, Barry gave it to Ashley Cole when he was replaced.“I was really upset about what happened in Denmark, when I saw the players saying ‘who is the captain?’,” said Capello.“After one year of punishment, it was not the best moment for John Terry to see this. For that reason, I need to make a decision – and it will be a permanent decision, not just one game.”Capello thinks Ferdinand will understand why he has decided to address the captaincy issue now.“First of all, I want to know what happened with Rio’s back and when he will be fit because he is a really important player for us,” said the 64-year-old Italian. “After that, I will explain to him what really happened and what I am going to do in the next week – if I will decide on a new captain or about John Terry or something else.“Why will it be a difficult conversation? It is not because he is not a good captain.“I will explain what happened in Denmark and what I think. I would understand if he is not happy but I am the manager. I have to take decisions.”Terry was first handed the armband by former England boss Steve McClaren after the 2006 World Cup and was retained as skipper by Capello before the Czech Republic in August 2008.Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday that the 30-year-old centre-back would be delighted if he reclaimed the England captaincy on a permanent basis. “I didn’t say anything when the England team took away his armband,” said Ancelotti. “Obviously, this is the decision of the national team and he will be happy about this.”Although he is not in the running to take over from Ferdinand, Jack Wilshere is considered a future England captain by Capello, who has hailed him as “the best young midfielder for his age”.After making his debut against Hungary on 11 August last year, the 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder did not play for the national team until the Denmark friendly last month.During that time, Capello said he had seen a huge improvement in the teenager, highlighted by his performance in the Champions League defeat by Barcelona last week.“It is incredible,” Capello admitted. “In this last seven months, he improved a lot. After that very first game, I was not sure because he didn’t play with a lot of confidence. “Following the Denmark game, some people were surprised when I said I was really happy with his performance.“But he played with confidence and without fear. He tried to do the same things he usually does when he plays for Arsenal and everyone can understand his value after the games against Barcelona.“I followed him. I monitored him during the game in Barcelona. Against the most difficult team, one of the best teams of all, he played the same game, with the same confidence he did in the first leg.”Capello added: “He will be England captain one day. Jack Wilshere needs more caps but he is a real leader. I saw how he spoke with the referee and how he spoke to the other players.“It is difficult to find someone so young with such a big personality. Source: BBClast_img read more

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