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Pesticide traces found in 75% of world honey Pesticide traces found in 75% of world honey
- October 06, 2017

Bees help pollinate 90 per cent of the world's major crops, but in recent years have been dying off from "colony collapse disorder", a mysterious scourge blamed on mites, pesticides, virus, fungus, or some combination of these factors. The scientists say that the levels of the widely used pesticide are far below the maximum permitted levels in food for humans. North American samples showed the highest contamination frequency. (more...)
Police release detailed timeline of response to Las Vegas shooting Police release detailed timeline of response to Las Vegas shooting
- October 06, 2017

But a top gun expert has said Paddock could have been using a special device to fire off more rounds at a faster rate from a semi-automatic. Danley has released a statement to say she had no idea Paddock - who she described as "quiet and kind" - had been preparing to commit an atrocity. (more...)
Police Believe Las Vegas Shooter Planned to Escape Police Believe Las Vegas Shooter Planned to Escape
- October 06, 2017

In early August, Paddock booked a room at Chicago's 21-story Blackstone Hotel that overlooked the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was being held, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Randy Sutton, a former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police lieutenant who was apprised of the situation by active officers told CBS. Authorities are trying to analyze its meaning, but Lombardo didn't elaborate on whether they are significant or not. (more...)
United States and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact United States and South Korea agree to renegotiate 'job killer' free trade pact
- October 06, 2017

The first set of talks ended in stalemate in August, with the US calling for revisions to the agreement and the South Koreans balking and instead proposing a study on its economic impact. The statements mark a shift from an initial meeting in August, when the two sides failed to agree on next steps after Lighthizer had made demands to amend the agreement to reduce the USA trade deficit with South Korea. (more...)
Rival bid emerges for Ash Grove Cement Rival bid emerges for Ash Grove Cement
- October 06, 2017

On Thursday, Ash Grove announced that it has received a preliminary, non-binding competing proposal from a third party to acquire Ash Grove at an indicated enterprise value of $3.7 billion to $3.8 billion. It could be the start of a bidding war with CRH, which last month agreed to buy Ash Grove for a total consideration of $3.5 billion. He added that the FTSE 100 company had little choice but to wait for Ash Grove to evaluate the proposal before deciding whether to improve its offer. (more...)
Tropical storm Nate turns deadly, threatens Gulf Coast Tropical storm Nate turns deadly, threatens Gulf Coast
- October 06, 2017

At 5 p.m. Eastern time, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Nate was more disorganized after it made landfall but its sustained winds remained at 40 miles per hour and the storm was expected to strengthen when it emerges back into the Caribbean today . (more...)
Las Vegas gunman reportedly researched hotels around Fenway Park
- October 06, 2017

His rooms at the Blackstone Hotel faced the park and were booked for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6 and Aug. 3 through Aug. 6, respectively, according to TMZ . She said she had no inkling of his murderous plans. No other arrests have been made, but officials say they know he had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape. (more...)
KPMG South Africa CEO 'greatly disappointed' by Gupta work
- October 06, 2017

MPs also heard the IRBA investigation could be expanded to include the KPMG report on the so-called rogue intelligence unit set up within the Sars on the watch of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. "The conduct of some KPMG partners, and of the firm itself, has been incompatible with the Standard Bank Group's values and ethics". The briefing provided clear evidence of poor oversight that exists over audit firms in South Africa. (more...)
Was US shooter originally targeting Las Vegas festival headlined by Lorde? Was US shooter originally targeting Las Vegas festival headlined by Lorde?
- October 06, 2017

She was travelling on an Australian passport. He took his own life before police broke into his hotel room, where they found 23 guns and 12 "bump stock" devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon. Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel on 28 September, reportedly using some of Ms Danley's identity documents. Authorities also want to know why Paddock wired $100,000 to an account under Danley's name in the Philippines the week before the massacre. (more...)
Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school
- October 06, 2017

The school evacuated around 2:30pm Thursday after students reported smelling a odd odor, 11 News reports . Another adult was also taken to a hospital for an unrelated issue. "It was a smell that they certainly weren't used to", said Bill Heiser, the school's president, who was off-campus at the time. A pumpkin spice-scented air freshener is being blamed for an emergency response at a school in Baltimore. (more...)
GOP tax cut: Small biz boon or loophole for rich? GOP tax cut: Small biz boon or loophole for rich?
- October 06, 2017

That would be disastrous - for the economy, for future generations and for the credibility of the GOP , which has spent the past decade pretending to care about the national debt. Republicans are arguing over the size of proposed tax cuts, whether they should add to the deficit and which tax breaks to eliminate, in particular the state and local tax deduction. (more...)
As Expected, Michael Moore Has Another Dumb Revision To The Second Amendment As Expected, Michael Moore Has Another Dumb Revision To The Second Amendment
- October 06, 2017

America, I beg you , start applying this concept to your gun laws. I call that the "Wild West/NRA" mentality. If your comments are mailed or emailed to us, we'll consider them for publication - unless you request otherwise. He introduces the op-ed by claiming "more guns means more murder" and transitions from there to claim that guns were only used for " justifiable homicide " 268 times in 2015. (more...)
Prankster Arrested After Crashing Theresa May's Speech Prankster Arrested After Crashing Theresa May's Speech
- October 06, 2017

As he was bundled out by security the prankster shouted: " Boris made me do it ". The comic was released shortly after being held by police on Wednesday and is now preparing for the rest of his live stand up tour, which includes performances in Canterbury and Margate. (more...)
A Bipartisan Bid To Ban Bump Stocks A Bipartisan Bid To Ban Bump Stocks
- October 06, 2017

What a surrender that represents to our children (and) to the victims of these crimes". Many contacted by the Free Press today said they don't stock the devices, mostly because there hasn't been a demand for them. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. But the NRA has not gone so far as to ally themselves with pro-gun-control politicians. SIEGEL: These accessories are called bump stocks, and they make a semiautomatic weapon fire as many rounds as a fully automatic weapon. (more...)
Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space
- October 06, 2017

After the majority of the Kurdish population in northern Iraq voted in favor of independence, the leaders of the neighboring countries are condemning the vote and calling for a firm response. "We won't allow our region and our country's security to be placed in danger just because some people want to realize their childhood dream", Erdogan said. (more...)
A Closer Look at the NRA's Cleverly Worded Statement on Bump Stocks A Closer Look at the NRA's Cleverly Worded Statement on Bump Stocks
- October 06, 2017

The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating "bump stocks", devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. (more...)
Chicago man honors Las Vegas victims with crosses Chicago man honors Las Vegas victims with crosses
- October 06, 2017

He previously made crosses for the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims in Orlando, Florida, and for gun violence victims in Chicago . He previously built crosses for the victims of Aurora Theatre shooting, the Sandy Hook shooting and the Pulse Nightclub shooting past year. (more...)
McCarthy, Trump visit shooting victims and first responders McCarthy, Trump visit shooting victims and first responders
- October 06, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Las Vegas-based University Medical Center Wednesday to meet with survivors of a deadly October 1 shooting that killed 50-plus individuals and injured at least 500 others, NBC News reports. (more...)
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan: Amit Shah is a toothless lion Kodiyeri Balakrishnan: Amit Shah is a toothless lion
- October 06, 2017

Kerala party chief told the media that Shah is scheduled to re-join the yatra on Thursday. Kummanem Rajasekheran, the BJP state President, explained Shah's absence by saying that he himself could take the fight into Vijayan's camp at Pinarayi and that Shah's presence was not required. (more...)
Germany swept the storm Germany swept the storm "Xavier": there are victims
- October 06, 2017

Many services were also cancelled in the country's east, as were urban S-Bahn trains in capital Berlin . Trees were uprooted, and billboards were seen on the ground due to the gusting winds that touched a speed of 130 km/hr. National rail operator Deutsche Bahn cancelled long-distance trains from Berlin to Hamburg and Hannover, and most train service in northern German cities remained disrupted on Friday. (more...)
Honeypreet not cooperating, may ask to further remand: Panchkula Police Honeypreet not cooperating, may ask to further remand: Panchkula Police
- October 06, 2017

Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, chief of Dera Saccha Sauda sect, was reportedly hiding in Bathinda before being nabbed. It must be mentioned here that Chawla further stated in the press conference that Honeypreet is being taken to different places to confirm what she said in her interrogations, however, she has been misleading and showing resistance. (more...)
U.S. condemns attack on Fatehpur Shrine in Balochistan U.S. condemns attack on Fatehpur Shrine in Balochistan
- October 06, 2017

Police said there were around 800 to 1,000 people inside the shrine when the incident happened. "If he had managed to enter the shrine there would be have been greater casualties", Bugti said. Devotees visit the shrine daily, with attendance climbing significantly during festivities. Jhal Magsi is located at a three-hour drive from Jacobabad and Larkana. (more...)
Plea filed in SC seeking re-investigation in assassination of Mahatma Gandhi Plea filed in SC seeking re-investigation in assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
- October 06, 2017

The PIL has been filed by a Mumbai-based IT Consultant Pankaj Kumudchandra Phadnis. Pankaj Phadnis in his petition while urging the re-opening of the case on several grounds told the court that Mahatma Gandhi's murder was one of the biggest cover-ups in the history. (more...)
Police strip, thrash protesting farmers; CM Chouhan orders probe — Madhya Pradesh Police strip, thrash protesting farmers; CM Chouhan orders probe — Madhya Pradesh
- October 06, 2017

But after photos of farmers sitting in their underwear at the police station first appeared in the media and then on social media, the government was forced to set up an inquiry. While the Congress said that almost 30 protesters were injured, the administration claimed that at least eight police personnel sustained injuries. (more...)
Trump meets with Vegas shooting victims, won't talk gun violence Trump meets with Vegas shooting victims, won't talk gun violence
- October 06, 2017

Trump knows the answer, as we all do. "We will endure the pain together". While leaving the White House Tuesday for Puerto Rico , Trump described what happened in Las Vegas as "in many ways, a miracle". At the last stop, however, he spoke slowly and somberly of the lives ended or forever altered. The president was joined by first lady Melania Trump , with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. (more...)
Collegium to upload its decisions on SC website Collegium to upload its decisions on SC website
- October 06, 2017

Earlier, on former Bar Association President Dushyant Dave's statement on television claiming most of the judges to be pro-government, Supreme Court observed that one will have to sit inside the court to witness how the government is pulled up. (more...)
GOP Congress Beholden to NRA, Other Gun Interests: Pelosi GOP Congress Beholden to NRA, Other Gun Interests: Pelosi
- October 06, 2017

The murder of 26 people including children in an elementary school back in 2012 when President Obama was seen in tears was one event where you thought the congress would melt. Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey wrote , "We are not powerless against such evil". "They want us to accept 59 deaths in Las Vegas as the new normal because when we begin to succumb to that and we become complacent, then we stop asking our elected officials for action". (more...)
GOP Leaders Say No Action on Gun Legislation GOP Leaders Say No Action on Gun Legislation
- October 06, 2017

This cycle of preventable violence and pointless debate will not end until more political leaders, and responsible gun owners, acknowledge the obvious: that sensible restrictions on gun possession and use are both constitutional and necessary. (more...)
Gun control debate rekindled after Las Vegas massacre Gun control debate rekindled after Las Vegas massacre
- October 06, 2017

Manchin said , adding that any movement on the issue will depend on Trump. "Thoughts and prayers are good, but they are simply not enough", said Sen. The congressional inaction underscored the power of the NRA and the political stakes for lawmakers who maintain their support for the constitutional right to bear arms and fear any challenge to their fealty. (more...)
Republicans and the NRA open to banning bump stocks is encouraging Republicans and the NRA open to banning bump stocks is encouraging
- October 06, 2017

Some representatives from around the country admit that before this week, they had never heard of the gun accessory bump stocks. Officials said that 12 of the rifles found in the Las Vegas gunman's suite had bump stocks. Dianne Feinstein , a California Democrat, that would ban the sale, transfer, importation, manufacture or possession of bump fire stocks and similar accessories. (more...)

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