A spokeswoman for Bayer in Dublin was speaking after a US jury this week found the company's glyphosate-based Roundup weedkiller caused cancer. Eight months ago, another US jury issued the same verdict over similar claims in a different case. This week's decision in a San Francisco federal court came after five days of deliberation. The Bayer spokeswoman said glyphosate-based products had been "used safely and successfully for over four decades worldwide and are a valuable tool to help farmers deliver crops to markets and practice sustainable farming by reducing soil tillage, soil erosion and carbon emissions". In response to the latest case, Mark Browne, chairman of the grain committee of the Irish Farmers' Association, said: "There is no other product to replace it and it's vital to Irish agriculture. We would have to give up our environmentally friendly practices such as min-till. "Irish farmers don't spray Roundup on crops, we only spray before. "It has to be science-based, and … [Read more...] about Safety of Roundup weedkiller defended after US jury ruled that it causes cancer
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts clashed Wednesday in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected his migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” There’s no such thing, Roberts declared in a strongly worded statement contradicting Trump and defending judicial independence. Never silent for long, Trump defended his own comment, tweeting defiantly, “Sorry Justice Roberts.” The pre-Thanksgiving dustup was the first time that Roberts, the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary, has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has several times blasted federal judges who have ruled against him. Before now, it has been highly unusual for a president to single out judges for personal criticism. And a chief justice’s challenge to a president’s comments is downright unprecedented … [Read more...] about Roberts, Trump spar in public dispute over judges
THE firm behind the controversial “iPhone of e-cigarettes” which are said to be “aimed at teens” has struck a deal to supply all of Sainsbury’s stores. San Francisco-based vaping giant Juul, which has 70 percent of the e-cigarette market in the US, will supply all 1,400 of the supermarket’s outlets from November 4. Juul managing director Dan Thomson said the deal was “a ringing endorsement for our product from a major UK supermarket”. However the company has come under the spotlight lately over sales of vaping products to youths. A report by Tobacco Control published this week said Juul use was much higher among young people. The e-cigarettes industry is also currently being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA are said to have carried out a surprise inspection of Juul’s offices last months and seized documents relating to sales and marketing practices - as part of its attempts to stop young … [Read more...] about Controversial e-cigarettes ‘aimed at teens’ that make it ‘harder to quit smoking’ to be sold in Sainsbury’s
This is the moment a lone San Francisco 49ers cheerleader knelt during the national anthem of the United States at an American football game. The cheerleader, who has not been identified, took the knee before the 49ers' NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The rest of the cheerleading squad stood in formation. The woman has not yet come forward nor spoken out publicly about why she decided to kneel. It is believed to be the first time a cheerleader has taken a knee in protest at an NFL game. One football fan wrote online: "Great to see a cheerleader with courage to defend her 1st Amendment Right!" One woman speculated: "She kneels down because of our president who can’t lead and promoting hate." Another posted: "Much respect young lady, will cost you your job.....but much respect!" Al Reyes wrote online: "They ALL should have taken a knee." The 'taking a knee' protest began in the NFL's 2016 preseason when 49ers quarterback … [Read more...] about Lone cheerleader takes the knee in protest at NFL game
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Decision 2018 Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Appeal hearing held for former GPD officer and convicted killer Mark Torre, Jr. Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018 2:38 AM EDTUpdated: Thursday, November 1, 2018 2:38 AM EDTBy Krystal [email protected] Former GPD Officer and convicted killer Mark Torre Jr. was sentenced to eight years in prison but has yet to serve a single day behind bars. That's because of his pending appeal which is now under advisement by Supreme Court Justices. Torre Jr. was back in court...this time, his fate resting with Supreme Court Justices who must decide whether to reverse or affirm his conviction. Last year, he was found guilty of negligent homicide and aggravated assault for the 2015 … [Read more...] about Appeal hearing held for former GPD officer and convicted killer Mark Torre, Jr.