Final week Patrick Mouratoglou launched an open letter to lift consciousness about the monetary scenario of tennis gamers ranked outdoors the prime 100, which achieved a worldwide strategy amongst the tennis neighborhood. At the similar time, world quantity 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was out of the top-100 till 2017, had an excellent thought that may assist assist his ATP and WTA teammates ranked past the prime 100. Stefanos contacted Patrick to affix forces and make this concept a actuality. Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of Serena Williams and mentor of Stefanos Tsitsipas, has answered the name of the Greek tennis participant to set up an auction with which to assist financially to the ATP and WTA gamers who’re beneath the top-100 in each rankings.The French technician and businessman of Hellenic origin, collaborates decisively in the initiative Past 100 AssistInitially the brainchild of the Australian Open semi-finalist and ATP Finals champion. Each wish to assist those that are blaming this season the havoc most attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two businesses in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are applying for the region’s first marijuana store licenses: The Green Tree LLC in Bethel, located at 260 C Osage Avenue, and Kuskokwim Enterprises, LLC in Aniak, located at 3 Slough View Drive.Listen NowBoth businesses are in the first week of their three-week required public notice period. The notice informs the public of the businesses’ intent to apply and allows the public to submit comments or objections to their local government, the applicant and to the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office.Once the applications are submitted, the Marijuana Control Board has 90 days to grant or deny a license.If they do get a license, how the stores would get licensed marijuana or marijuana products, like edibles, are still-to-be-resolved areas of local law. There are no licensed facilities for growing, testing or manufacturing marijuana in the region and without a road connecting stores to their products, businesses will rely on airplanes for transporting their merchandise. The catch is that airplanes are under federal jurisdiction, where marijuana is illegal, flying over a state where it’s not.“Well, all of marijuana is ‘operate at your own risk’ to some extent,” Cynthia Franklin said. Franklin is Director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. She called the state’s marijuana industry “risky business.”“We don’t have any idea how the federal government is going to react to the reality of Alaska, which is that if you want to have a [marijuana establishment] in an area of the state that’s fairly inaccessible, you might be violating federal transportation rules,” Franklin said. “But keep in mind, everything that we’re doing is federally illegal.”The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a memorandum saying that, in states that have created robust marijuana regulations, if you are a licensed establishment operating in full compliance with these regulations, then you won’t be a priority to prosecute. But it offers no guarantees.“If you look at the end,” Franklin said, “it sort of disavows everything and says, ‘we can still do whatever we want.’”And the memorandum, as mushy as it is, could disappear under Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General.The marijuana business in Alaska is still young and in rural Western Alaska, untested. And with a new administration taking over the Justice Department, how the state and federal regulations will co-exist is still to be seen.