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Archive for April 21st, 2016


 

RIP Prince, he joined the ranks of Jimi Hendricks

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Prince, the legendary and innovative musician and actor, has died at age 57. A rep for the singer confirmed his death to the Associated Press.

“Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on April 21st, 2016, at about 9:43 am, sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a statement. “When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 am.

“The Carver County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.”

A week ago, the singer was hospitalized after his private plane made an emergency landing after a show in Moline, Illinois. Varying reports said he was suffering dehydration and was getting over the flu. He was released after three hours and flew to Minneapolis, where he was recovering at home. He’d canceled some dates of his “Piano and a Microphone” tour in early April because of the flu, TMZ previously reported.

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4 Day Sale — Save on Laptops, Headphones, Mixers and More, Ends Monday: From The Internet post

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  • Alliance for Natural Health USA tested 24 popular breakfast foods
  • They were looking for traces of glyphosate – active ingredient in Roundup 
  • Fears the chemical is ‘ubiquitous’ in the environment and common in foods
  • Tests revealed 10 of 24 foods had detectable levels of glyphosate
  • Include oatmeal, bagels, wholewheat bread, eggs and coffee creamer
  • In 2015, the WHO classified glyphosate a probable human carcinogen
  • Links to breast, thyroid, kidney, pancreatic, liver and bladder cancers ca

t is the most important meal of the day, or so the saying goes.

But, while enjoying your favorite breakfast, experts warn you may be eating more than you bargained for.

A new series of tests by the Alliance for Natural Health-USA has revealed popular breakfast foods including eggs, bagels, wholewheat bread and coffee creamers include ‘alarming’ levels of a widely-used agricultural herbicide.

Ten of the 24 foods – both organic and regular – tested contained traceable levels of glyphosate.

It is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, developed by Monsanto and first released in 1974.

A report by the Alliance for Natural Health USA found detectable traces of glyphosate, in 10 of 24 breakfast foods tested, including wholewheat and organic multi-bagels

A report by the Alliance for Natural Health USA found detectable traces of glyphosate, in 10 of 24 breakfast foods tested, including wholewheat and organic multi-bagels

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world's most widely used weed killer, Roundup

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world’s most widely used weed killer, Roundup

Increasing scientific studies point to glyphosate residues being ubiquitous in the environment, raising fears it could be common in foods.

Last year, the World Health Organization moved to classify glyphosate a probable human carcinogen.

It has been linked to a number of cancers, including breast, thyroid, kindey, pancreas, liver, bladder and myeloid leukaemia.

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As the world changes for Iran post-sanctions, it’s paying calls to those who benefitted from the country’s sanction shackles in one way or another, and India—whose refiners are said to owe Iran $6.5 billion worth of euros—is its first port of call. But it’s much more than that as Iran re-stakes its claim to oil-based power.

Under sanctions, Iran was limited in how it could sell its oil and accept payment, but now that payment channels have been reopened, Tehran is seeking past dues in euros, particularly from Indian-based refiners such as Essar Oil, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MPRL).

And India, for its part, has every reason to pay these past dues if it hopes to take its new energy relations with Iran to the next level.

Iran has made clear that it will continue to increase output until it has regained much of the market share it lost under sanctions. It wants to pump 4 million barrels a day—up from 3.3 million at present.

MORE HERE

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Most people are not avid followers of economic news, and I don’t blame them. Financial analysis is for the most part boring and tedious and you would have to be some kind of crazy to commit a large slice of your life to it.

However, those of us who are that crazy do what we do (and do it independently) because underneath all the data and the charts and the overnight news feeds we see keys to future events. And if we are observant enough, we might even be able to warn people who don’t have the same proclivities but still deserve to know the reality of the world around them.

Most Americans and much of the rest of the planet probably were not aware of the recent oil producer’s meeting in Doha, Qatar this past Sunday, nor would they have cared. A bunch of rich guys in white dresses talking about oil production levels does not exactly spark the imagination. What the masses missed, though, was an event that could affect them deeply and economically for many months to come.

A little background highly summarized…MORE HERE

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| 20 April 2016 | Japan was plunged into fresh panic today as a 6.1 magnitude tremor hit the northern coast – the third major earthquake within a week. The tremors struck near the northern island on Honshu around 60 miles southeast on Sendai. To the dismay of rattled survivors, the latest quake happened close to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster – which saw 15,000 killed in March 2011.

Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant

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‘Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Israel’s arsenal of nuclear and chemical weapons is the “main threat” to the Middle East.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a Wednesday meeting with Head of UN Security Council Joint Investigative Mechanism on Chemical Weapon Use in Syria Virginia Gamba.’

Read more: Israel’s nuclear arsenal biggest regional threat: Top Iranian official

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‘The Douglas County School System in Colorado has purchased 10 semiautomatic rifles for its armed security officers as a precaution against shootings or other violent incidents, but the weapons will not be stored on school premises.

The decision to buy $12,300 worth of Bushmaster long rifles was made in January by Richard Payne, director of security for the Douglas County School System. It was not discussed or voted on by the school board, because it falls well below the $75,000 mark that would require it to come before the panel.’

Read more: Colorado school district purchases semiautomatic rifles for security officers

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