Canadas luxury retail market takes off as brands flock to cities

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Nearly 40% of the about 50 new international retailers that entered Canada last year are considered to be in the luxury segment. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) Login/Register With: Advertisement The industry publication has been tracking national store openings for the last five years.“In my neighbourhood of Bloor Street and Yorkville, we’re seeing this absolute explosion right now of luxury brands,” said Craig Patterson, president of Retail Insider, referring to two high-end shopping areas in Toronto.A combination of increasing wealth, tourism and more affordable prime retail property have made Canada one of the top destinations for luxury retailers, according to analysts.center_img Advertisement Twitter Whether you’re in the market for a new $2 million Swiss watch or just window shopping, it’s pretty hard to miss a new global luxury retailer setting up shop in one of Canada’s high-end shopping streets these days.There’s has been an influx of luxury brands opening flagship stores in major urban centres like Toronto and Vancouver over the last couple of years, with some of notables being French fashion houses Chanel, Hermèsand Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille.In fact, nearly 40 per cent of the about 50 new international retailers that entered Canada last year are considered to be in the luxury segment of the market, according to Retail Insider. Facebooklast_img read more

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Morocco ‘Well-Positioned’ in Debate on Sustainable Development in Africa: Atlantic Council

Washington – Morocco is well-positioned in the debate on the different sustainable development challenges in Africa, wrote an analysis by US think tank Atlantic Council.“Morocco is especially well-positioned to serve as a hub for such an examination,” said the analysis presented on Monday in Washington and entitled: “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: Transatlantic Perspectives and Africa’s Great Chance.”As the preamble of the country’s Constitution reads, Morocco is “forged by the convergence of its Arab-Islamic, Amazigh, and Saharan Hassani roots and nourished by its African, Andalusian, Hebrew, and Mediterranean components,” it said.Morocco’s diverse heritage, its commercial and scientific strengths, and rich natural endowment, especially when combined with the country’s political stability and reformist national agenda and its unique geographic position on the shores of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, make the country a natural partner for such an endeavor, it added. The report was presented mainly by Peter Engelke from the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Constance Berry Newman, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Robert Thompson, former Assistant Secretary for Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Peter Pham, Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. read more

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FCA CPJ call on authorities to protect Sri Lankan journalists

Meanwhile, the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka (FCA) said it was deeply concerned about a campaign of intimidation directed against foreign journalists who contributed to a recent New York Times report on corruption in the island. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on opposition politicians in Sri Lanka to stop trying to intimidate local journalists by publicly leveling accusations against them. At a press conference this week, associates of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa accused two journalists for The New York Times of being tools of the current Government, the Times reported. The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka (FCA) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have urged the authorities to protect journalists in Sri Lanka.This was after the joint opposition, at a press conference, made statements against two leading Sri Lankan journalists, Dharisha Bastians and Arthur Wamanan. Rajapaksa on July 1 issued a statement disputing the findings of a June 25 Times investigative report alleging, among other points, that Chinese funds had flowed into Rajapaksa’s failed 2015 presidential campaign. The Times’ New Delhi-based South Asia correspondent, Maria Abi-Habib, penned the article with contributions from Sri Lanka journalists Dharisha Bastians and Arthur Wamanan.Members of parliament, including Kanchana Wijesekera and Dullas Alahapperuma, at the press conference accused Bastians and Wamanan of being tools of the current Government, according to transcripts of the press conference published by GroundViews, a news website in Sri Lanka. One of the politicians showed a photo of Bastians to the camera, the Times said. “Politicians have every right to dispute the findings of a news report, but publicly singling out Dharisha Bastians and Arthur Wamanan is a worrisome development in a country noted for attacks on journalists and unsolved journalist murders,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator. “We call on all political parties in Sri Lanka to publicly affirm support for press freedom and journalists’ safety.”During Rajapaksa’s decade in office from 2005 to 2015, 11 journalists were killed, including five who were targeted for murder and whose cases remain unsolved, according to CPJ research. Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party won heavily in local elections in February, according to news reports.While Sri Lanka’s current Government has promised to take swift action to solve journalist murders, progress has been painstakingly slow, according to CPJ research. Police have complained that evidence in the murders was lost or destroyed under the previous government, creating obstacles to prosecution. “We are disturbed that several members of parliament have publicly vilified the authors of the report without utilising established channels to redress any grievances arising from the impugned report,” the FCA said.The FCA, a professional body representing Colombo-based foreign media, appealed to all parties to take up any issue resulting from the publication of the report with the editors concerned as is the norm.FCA also urged the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure the safety and security of all journalists in Sri Lanka, including colleagues visiting the island on reporting assignments. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Finnish diplomat elected first woman head of UN Economic and Social Council

She succeeds Ambassador Gert Rosenthal, the Permanent Representative of Guatemala.Ms. Rasi has been Finland’s Ambassador to the UN since 1998. She was deputy permanent representative from 1987 to 1991, during which time she chaired the Security Council’s Iraq sanctions committee.Outlining the Council’s work for 2004 on Wednesday, Ms. Rasi said strengthening and enhancing UN follow-up to conferences in the economic and social sectors was crucial.ECOSOC coordinates the development work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions and 5 regional commissions. It receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to member States.From time to time, ECOSOC has been given additional related tasks, including supervising and promoting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) designed to halve extreme poverty by 2015.Elected as vice-presidents of the Council for 2004 were Daw Penjo of Bhutan, Jagdish Koonjul of Mauritius, Yashar Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Stafford O’Neil of Jamaica. read more

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The 9 at 9 Monday

first_img Feb 6th 2017, 7:51 AM 10,273 Views No Comments EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TRUMP: Donald Trump has been criticised for comparing the US to Russia. Meanwhile, a number of Super Bowl ads took aim at the new president.2. #JOB FAIRY: Some 200 new jobs are set to be created by Lighthouse Studios, an animation venture in Kilkenny, and Red Hat, a technology company in Waterford.3. #TESCO: Tesco has said claims by a TD that 1,200 jobs are on the line are inaccurate, as employees are set to be balloted on industrial action.4. #WAITING LISTS: The number of patients waiting for procedures in Irish hospitals is believed to be significantly higher than the official published figures, according to RTÉ Investigates.5. #LOUTH: We visit Louth four years on from the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.6. #ROMANIA: An estimated half a million people took to the streets in Romania in another night of protests, with many calling on the government to quit amid an ongoing row about corruption legislation.7. #NFL: The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the Super Bowl overnight.8. #WEATHER: There’s a status yellow wind warning in place today, with gale force winds expected.9. #LEGAL AID: We take a look at how the legal aid system works in Ireland. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Órla Ryan Monday 6 Feb 2017, 7:51 AM Image: Shutterstock/Linda Studley The 9 at 9: Monday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day. Share1 Tweet Email Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Linda Studleylast_img read more

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The Upside

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The role of human sentiment in the economy is important – it creates market momentum, but the sentiment itself doesn’t always stick to the data. In 2011 and 2012, consumer confidence was low and in most cities house prices dropped. But our unemployment was the envy of the developed world, interest rates were falling, inflation was tame and exports were booming. The data said ‘boom’ but Australians didn’t have the confidence to buy houses. In the most recent surveys, we’re again seeing a mismatch of sentiment and data. Take house prices. In the June RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index, the average capital city house price rose a healthy 1.9 per cent in the month, and recorded a financial year rise in house prices of 3.8 per cent across the eight capital cities. It’s not a boom, but the trend shows confidence. In the NAB Monthly Business Survey, confidence among business owners actually rose in June so there are now as many optimists as there are pessimists. However, while consumer and business owner confidence was fairly good in June, the business data in the survey was terrible. In terms of forward orders, prices and unused capacity, Australian businesses went backwards in June. Business conditions were at their lowest since May 2009 and the sectors hurting the most were retail, mining and manufacturing. In other words, sentiment was picking up while the economic data started going backwards, just as in 2011-12 sentiment was low during solid economic data. What are households and business owners supposed to do with this clash of information? My advice is to always control the controllable things and stay informed about the big picture, rather than be overwhelmed by it. For instance, if you own a manufacturing business and the news is all about how energy prices and the collapsing mining boom is hurting your industry, there is not much you can do about it. But you can cut costs in your business and use historically low interest rates to finance new technology, fund an expansion or refinance expensive debt. In your household you may be reading about a coming period of economic pain and the recent rise in unemployment. You can’t alter the information but you can put some savings aside, ensure security for your job and pay down debt. Work with what you’ve got, and that includes some very low fixed mortgage rates. There’s also your attitude, which is another thing you can control: beware of the exuberance of optimism and the panic of fear. Both will lure you into bad decisions, and bad decisions will bring you undone faster than any economic data. As I write this, the International Monetary Fund has downgraded global economic growth. At the same time, Wall Street booms: the Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently 1,000 points higher than it was at the height of the boom in 2007. So, does human confidence hang on in spite of economic predictions? I would love to know what you think. *Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on with any queries you may have or check for your nearest branch.last_img read more

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Armed robbery on UM campus sparks police search

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are actively searching for at least two suspects involved in an armed robbery of a woman on the University of Miami’s campus, Tuesday.Police said the victim, in her 40s, was approached from behind by a hooded man and put in a chokehold by the Watsco Center, near Dauer Drive and Ponce De Leon Boulevard.“Two individuals, we believe,” said Coral Gables Police Chief Edward Hudak. “One individual got out and approached a woman from behind, put her in a chokehold and removed some property from her purse.”Police believe it was two people who worked together to snatch the victim’s phone and rings, then took off running south, down Ponce De Leon Boulevard.“This is alarming and myself, I run here early mornings at about 4:30 in the morning, down the same path, so I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled,” said Isabelle Yaniz, who lives nearby.Many UM students heard about the incident as they prepare for the fall semester. “I feel pretty safe around here, of course not after dark,” said UM student Nadia Naany.According to authorities, although the robbery happened on UM’s campus, the woman was not a student. “The incident occurred on UM campus,” said Hudak. “We know from the video surveillance that the vehicles and the subject left the campus. The campus is safe.”UM student Robbie Silverberg admits that late night walking isn’t the safest. “Walking late at night sometimes can be a bit scary,” he said.Naany said that although walking at night can be intimidating, help isn’t far away. “There’s the UM police around here that surrounds the area most of the time,” she said, “and whenever there’s something wrong, we can just call them. There’s escorts also in the campus.”Police said the suspects were wearing black sweatpants and gray hoodies, and were seen leaving campus in a black Nissan with tinted windows.Officers later stopped a vehicle that fit that description and made two arrests. However, those two individuals were detained for unrelated crimes. “We identified and ruled out these two individuals as part of that robbery,” said Hudak. “However, there are other incentives that were involved in the stop that’s gonna lead probably to an arrest on subsequent charges but not related to the robbery.”If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Microscopic messengers from the depths of space

first_img Journal information: Astrophysical Journal The researchers working on the project have recently published important scientific results regarding theUlysses mission and its findings. They extracted the most detailed information on mass, size, and flight direction of the interstellar dust using data from more than 900 particles examined by the spacecraft.”The data from Ulysses that we have now evaluated for the first time in their entirety, are unique,” said Harald Krüger, principal investigator of the Ulysses dust detector at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany.The particles, dubbed “messengers from the depths of space,” are constantly invading our solar system as the sun and planets move through the Milky Way galaxy. We are now passing through a giant cloud of interstellar matter, called the Local Interstellar Cloud, the source of these dust particles, which is about 30 light years in diameter. The so-called “stardust” is embedded in the local galactic cloud through which the sun is moving at a speed of 26 km/s. A single dust grain takes 20 years to traverse the solar system.The interstellar dust particles, detected in situ for the first time in 1993 by the Ulysses spacecraft, are very valuable for scientists as they contain crucial information about our more distant cosmic neighbors. The new study confirmed earlier findings, according to which the interstellar dust always sweeps through our solar system in approximately the same direction. The research also revealed precise information about the size of these particles, showing that some are remarkably large, even several micrometers wide, while the majority of the dust particles have diameters ranging from 0.05 to 0.5 micrometers, about one hundredth the diameter of a human hair.According to Veerle Sterken from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, who led the analysis with Krüger, Ulysses’ observational position was optimal to analyze the interstellar dust. Ulysses is the only spacecraft so far that has left the orbital plane of the planets and has flown over the sun’s poles. While interplanetary dust produced within our planetary system is concentrated in the orbital plane, interstellar dust can be measured well outside this plane. The unique orbit of the probe has also enabled studies of gamma-ray bursts that otherwise would not have been possible, and played a major role in discovering soft gamma repeaters, or “magnetars.”The study of the interstellar dust is important for understanding its role in forming celestial objects in the universe. “Stardust” can drive the mass loss when a star is nearing the end of its life, and plays a part in the early stages of star and planet formation. Astronomers estimate that approximately 4.6 billion years ago, the gravitational collapse of an interstellar cloud led to the formation of a protosolar disk, called the solar nebula, with a central condensation developing into our sun.The observations and measurements of cosmic dust in different regions provide an important insight into the universe’s recycling processes. Scientists try to obtain observational “snapshots” of the dust at different stages of its life and, over time, to create a complete movie of the universe’s complicated recycling steps.Ulysses helped to produce a complete movie of this process. The other missions, like Galileo and Cassini—as well as the mission Stardust, which in 2006 returned captured interstellar dust particles to Earth—are perceived by the researchers studying the topic as providing only snapshots of information. Now, the scientists endorse future ESA-led space missions to precisely investigate interstellar dust and help complete the big picture. More information: Harald Krüger et al. SIXTEEN YEARS OF INTERSTELLAR DUST MEASUREMENTS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. I. MASS DISTRIBUTION AND GAS-TO-DUST MASS RATIO , The Astrophysical Journal (2015). DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/812/2/139 Peter Strub et al. SIXTEEN YEARS OF INTERSTELLAR DUST MEASUREMENTS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. II. FLUCTUATIONS IN THE DUST FLOW FROM THE DATA , The Astrophysical Journal (2015). DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/812/2/140 Veerle J. Sterken et al. SIXTEEN YEARS OF INTERSTELLAR DUST MEASUREMENTS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. III. SIMULATIONS AND DATA UNVEIL NEW INSIGHTS INTO LOCAL INTERSTELLAR DUST , The Astrophysical Journal (2015). DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/812/2/141 Explore further Ulysses spacecraft at Jupiter encounter. Credit: ESA/Dave Hardy This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Dust particles from afar Citation: Microscopic messengers from the depths of space (2015, October 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2015 (—In 1990, an important space probe was launched, tasked with the ambitious mission of orbiting the sun and scanning our star at all latitudes. However, the much-publicized mission was not solar research but the detection of tiny particles from interstellar space. This joint NASA/ESA mission, lasting 19 years, has revealed the properties of the particles originating from interstellar space and has provided new insights on these tiny cosmic visitors.last_img read more

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first_imgPIERROT’S TROUPE is going to perform two of its unique and celebrated plays A Private Affair (Hinglish Comedy) and Maulana Azad on June 5 and 13 at Shri Ram Centre.A Private Affair is a comic chaos — revolving around a missing skirt; a bewildered Army Captain, a confused psychiatrist and her doubly confused secretary. Adding more drama to the disorder is a Mumbaiya Bhai — all in a five-star hotel suite. Maulana Azad is the first ever play on Maulana Azad encompassing his life, his times, his scholarship, his secular credentials a great deal. Performed brilliantly by Tom Alter, the play has been rightly billed as the biggest casting coup in the history of Indian theatre. 152 shows to its credit.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In his foreword to Maulana Azad’s book India Wins freedom, Humayun Kabir mentions the Maulana as a ‘wonderful conversationalist’. So is Maulana Azad of the play Maulana Azad.  The play evolves in the backdrop of Maulana Azad dictating notes to Humayun Kabir for his book. While talking about the book, which is largely political, the Maulana often digresses from the subject. As a result, he discusses at length an entire gamut of issues, largely ‘apolitical’ — ranging from White Jasmine Tea to Tajmahal,  music to Mecca and cigarettes to Cheeta Khan.last_img read more

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Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP Leisure Marketing North America

first_img Travelweek Group Share TORONTO — Well-known travel industry veteran Stephen Smith is taking on the newly formed role of Senior Vice President, Leisure Marketing, North America for Direct Travel.Smith previously held the role of Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Vision Travel, which was acquired by Direct Travel in 2017. Direct Travel is a leading member of Virtuoso.Smith has been with Vision Travel for more than 12 years.“I am thrilled to be welcoming Stephen to the Direct Travel team,” said Gerard Bellino, Executive Vice President, Leisure Travel, Direct Travel. “I firmly believe this positions us as the premier leisure travel organization within North America with an established marketing solution for both bricks and mortar operations and independent travel advisors.”Says Smith: “I am truly excited to take on this role within Direct Travel and work with an incredible team as we continue to grow the leisure side of the business. Our ability to grow both organically and through acquisition put us in a unique position with our partners as we head into 2020. I look forward to building on what we have achieved in 2019 across Canada as Vision Travel and throughout the U.S. as Direct Travel.” Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North America << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Direct Travel Posted by Tuesday, August 6, 2019 last_img read more

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Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Growing poppy for opium is illegal in Afghanistan and forbidden under Islam, the country’s predominant religion. But Afghan farmers feel they have no choice. For more than a decade the government and its international partners have pleaded with them to grow something else — wheat, fruit or even saffron.When that didn’t work, the police were sent to destroy crops. And when that failed, the Americans and the British tried handing out free wheat seeds, an enterprise that found little fertile ground.This spring, the opium fields have again erupted in a sea of bright pink poppy flowers.The new poppy seeds allow farmers to almost double the output from each plant, said Helmand’s provincial police chief Nabi Jan Malakhail. At harvest, collectors cut the bulb of the plant, allowing the raw opium to ooze out. This resin dries and is collected the following day.Malakhail said the new seeds grow bulbs that are bigger than usual and can be scored twice within a few days, thus doubling the quantity of raw opium. The plants mature in three to four months, rather than the five months of the previous seed variety, allowing farmers to crop three times a year instead of just twice. In Kandahar’s Zhari district, farmer Abdul Baqi said he knows poppy growing is illegal and that, given a choice, he would “rather eat grass.” But, he added, “I cannot feed my kids with nothing but the air.”Baqi said the Taliban and associated crime gangs make it easy for the farmers to produce opium, and difficult — even deadly — not to.Without government support, it’s impossible to grow food crops as the cash-strapped farmers would have to pay for the seeds, tools, fertilizer and irrigation themselves. No one would come and collect their crop, even if their landlords allowed them to grow wheat or other food.If the government took charge and provided irrigation and power, Hismatullah Janan, another Zhari poppy grower, said he would gladly change to growing wheat or similar crops “so we could make an honest and decent living, and leave this so-called dirty work behind.”Afghan anti-narcotics officials say they need international assistance to proceed with poppy eradication.Yet since 2002, the United States has spent at least $7 billion “on a wide variety of programs to reduce poppy cultivation, prevent narcotics production, treat drug addiction and improve the criminal justice system to combat drug trafficking,” John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, told the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in January. No one seems to know where the seeds originate from. The farmers of Kandahar and Helmand provinces, where most of Afghanistan’s poppies are grown, say they were hand-delivered for planting early this year by the same men who collect the opium after each harvest, and who also provide them with tools, fertilizer, farming advice — and the much needed cash advance.To the villagers, the shadowy men are intermediaries for drug lords and regional traffickers working with or for the Taliban, underscoring the extensive web that fuels the opium trade and keeps the poppy farmers in a clasp of terror and dependency. The impoverished famers have little recourse but to accept the seeds and other farming materials on credit, to be paid back when they harvest the crop, continuing a never ending cycle of debt.Afghanistan’s poppy harvest, which accounts for most of the world’s heroin, is worth an estimated $3 billion a year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Production hit a record high in 2014, up 17 percent compared to the year before, as opium and the drugs trade continued to undermine security, rule of law and development, while funding both organized crime and the Taliban — often one and the same. 0 Comments   Share   Afghanistan supplies 90 percent of the world’s opium and opiates originating from there find their way to every corner of the globe, Sopko said.The Taliban will also likely be emboldened, since for the first time this year, there are no international combat troops on the battlefields of Afghanistan after the NATO drawdown at the end of 2014.Many anti-narcotics officials also left, fuelling concerns that Afghanistan’s economic addiction to opium, worth around 15 percent of its gross domestic product, would only grow, Sopko added.Almost 90 percent of Afghanistan’s poppy cultivation is in the south and the west — and provinces such as Helmand and Kandahar, longtime Taliban strongholds, have become synonymous for poppy cultivation.As opium production rises, so does Afghanistan’s own drug addiction problem. Estimates put the number of heroin addicts in the country at between 1.5 million and 2 million in a population estimated at around 30 million. And the unchecked Afghan opium production is also blamed for rising drug addiction in neighboring countries, including the former Soviet republics to the north, Iran to the west, and China and Pakistan to the east. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The trend is expected to continue in 2015, in part thanks to the new poppy seeds, according to officials tasked with overseeing the eradication of poppy crops.This upcoming harvest in late spring is expected to surpass last year’s country-wide record of 7,800 metric tons (8,600 U.S. tons) by as much as 7 percent and 22 percent in Kandahar and Helmand provinces respectively, local officials said.Experts say the Taliban, who have been waging war on the Kabul government for more than a decade, derive around 40 percent of their funding from opium, which in turn fuels their insurgency.Fierce fighting in recent months in poppy-growing regions shows the Taliban’s determination to protect their trafficking routes and the seasonal workers who come to earn money at harvest time from government forces under orders to eradicate the crop.Gul Mohammad Shukran, chief of Kandahar’s anti-narcotics department, said the new seeds came with the drug traffickers, but he did not know exactly where from. They yield “better drug plants, which require less water and have a faster growth time.”“This is a big threat to everyone,” he said, adding that Afghanistan’s central authorities had failed to act on his warnings. The UNODC can do little beyond encouraging the government to curb opium production, said the organization’s chief in Afghanistan, Andrey Avetisyan.Kabul, with the support from the international community, he said, needs to find a way to introduce “crops that can be a serious competition to opium.”But for now, finding something more lucrative than the mystery poppy seeds is a daunting task, so the vicious opium cycle continues.___Lynne O’Donnell reported from Kabul, Afghanistan.Follow Lynne O’Donnell on Twitter at © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In this Saturday, April 11, 2015 photo, Afghan farmers harvest raw opium at a poppy field in Kandahar’s Zhari district, Afghanistan. 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