Danish government orders death of a million minks due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Danish government has ordered mink farms to cull over 1 million animals due to reported outbreaks of coronavirus among the species, prized for its fur.

The outbreak among the mink population was detected in late June after a COVID-19 patient was linked to a mink farm in North Jutland, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service said in a report.

 

As of this month, mink on around 60 farms in North Jutland have tested positive for coronavirus, and an additional 46 farms are under suspicion, Mogens Jensen, the Danish minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, told CNN.

“We have continuously launched initiatives to manage and contain the spread of infection,” Jensen said in a statement.

“In view of the recent large increase, we must unfortunately state that it has not been sufficient to prevent continued spread of infection among the North Jutland mink herds,” he added.

The order

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How BBC’s Wedding Detectives unearthed a high-society tale of lust, hedonism and violent death

She was gorgeous. The young bride in the photograph caught my eye, but who was she? What was her story? The picture of the wedding of Sonya Paynter and Tim Bryant in 1959 that started the hunt

She was gorgeous. The young bride in the photograph caught my eye, but who was she? What was her story? 

I picked up the print on a whim, from a pile of lost black-and-white wedding portraits we had found and bought online. 

They were all of total strangers and this one had probably become detached from the family when somebody died and their house was cleared.

I had no idea it would lead to an astonishing tale of high-society scandal, wild parties, free love, fortune-hunters, crime and even a killing. 

Einstein, Marconi and Lawrence of Arabia all feature in the story – as does Mary Wesley and her racy novel The Camomile Lawn,

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Under new law, even death can’t stop some Massachusetts voters this election

Of course, how many will have their ballots counted from beyond the veil this November is unclear, as is the number of those who legally voted by mail but died before the state’s Sept. 1 primary, when the new rules also applied.

“There’s a lot of things we haven’t seen before,” Ilene Simons, Salem’s city clerk, said of this year’s unprecedented election season. “I understand the theory behind it: They were alive when they cast their ballot and they really wanted to vote. If I was in that situation and I was able to, I would want to vote in my last election. I get it.”

State lawmakers in July expanded the options amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, passing a bill that allows every registered voter in Massachusetts this fall to cast a ballot by mail, green-lighting early voting for the state primary, and expanding the in-person early voting period

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California governor signs law forbidding first responders from taking photographs following death of Kobe Bryant

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Tuesday prohibiting first responders from taking photographs of accident scenes, a law prompted by the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant.



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The law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, will make it a misdemeanor crime for anyone who “responds to the scene of an accident or crime” to take a photograph of a deceased person for any purpose unrelated to law enforcement or the “genuine public interest.”

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First responders convicted of violating the law could face fines of up to $1,000 per offense.

The legislation was drafted after eight deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office were placed under investigation after photographs of Bryant’s remains were shared after he died alongside his 13-year-old daughter and seven others while en route to a basketball tournament earlier this year. At the time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that

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Newsom signs law against first responders taking pictures following death of Kobe Bryant

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomGOP online donor platform offering supporters ‘Notorious A.C.B.’ shirts Newsom signs law allowing transgender inmates to be placed in prison by their gender identity OVERNIGHT ENERGY: California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 | EPA threatens to close New York City office after Trump threats to ‘anarchist’ cities | House energy package sparks criticism from left and right MORE (D) on Monday signed into law legislation that makes it illegal for first responders to take unauthorized pictures of people killed at the scene of an accident or crime, the Associated Press reported

The measure was first proposed in May following the January helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people. After the accident, local deputies were accused of taking and sharing graphic photos of the victims from the crash site. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at the time

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After a child’s accidental shooting death, Pennsylvania appeals court rules federal gun industry protection law unconstitutional

A Pennsylvania state appeals court has decided that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 is unconstitutional, court documents filed on Monday show.



a person wearing a hat and glasses: J.R. Gustafson, who was killed in March 2016 after his 14-year-old friend unintentionally shot him with a semi-automatic handgun that he believed was unloaded.


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J.R. Gustafson, who was killed in March 2016 after his 14-year-old friend unintentionally shot him with a semi-automatic handgun that he believed was unloaded.

The PLCAA is a federal law that prohibits civil lawsuits from being brought against gun manufacturers and distributors as a result of misuse of their products by others.

The law says businesses should not “be liable for the harm caused by those who criminally or unlawfully misuse firearm products or ammunition products that function as designed and intended.”

But the PLCAA violates the 10th Amendment, Pennsylvania Superior Court Prothonotary Joseph D. Seletyn said, which guarantees states’ rights — essentially stating that matters which are not delegated to the federal government by the US Constitution and are

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Sergeant’s death ‘a reminder of how vital police are to society’

The death of a police sergeant inside a south London station is a reminder of the importance of officers to society, the son of an RUC man gunned down by the Provisional IRA has said.

When Louie Johnston heard of the death of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana, shot dead by a handcuffed suspect inside Croydon station last week, his thoughts immediately turned to his family and the pain they are going through.

“You are just reminded of the nature of their job and how important police are to society,” said Louie yesterday on National Police Memorial Day. “Immediately my thoughts were drawn to the family and what they must be going through.”

Louie was just seven when his 30-year-old father, David, from Lisburn, was shot dead at Church Walk in Lurgan, only yards from the town’s RUC station. He died along with colleague, John Graham.

They were the last

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Japan government warns on suicide after death of actress

Japan’s government Monday urged people to seek help if they were struggling to cope, following the death at the weekend of a popular actress.

The death of “Miss Sherlock” star Yuko Takeuchi, 40, shocked the nation and follows other recent cases of Japanese celebrities taking their lives, with figures showing a recent rise in suicides.

Takeuchi was a household name in Japan and had given birth to her second child in January.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato did not mention a particular case, but noted some people were struggling to cope during the coronavirus crisis.

“There has been an uptick in the number of suicide cases since July. We have to acknowledge the fact that so many people are ending their precious lives,” said Kato, who was health minister until earlier this month.

He urged the public to use suicide-prevention hotlines and other services.

Takeuchi played the lead in the

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Government Death Records

We are all fully and personally accountable for the current financial disaster and it is time to take a good and long look as to only who’s the government? Globalization created low cost labor in other international locations , mainly using kids and in some countries the government forced individuals to work for these American corporations. The money which the government is to be used to create jobs for the plenty is used in creating employment for the residents of different countries by having cash of Africans frozen in international banks by political money embezzlement.

People are suspicious of latest untraditional products and it takes time for us to simply accept them. It isn’t only massive business, it is the government of the US working together to accomplish the development of creating more poor folks, whereas at the identical time creating extra billionaires.

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A Review of "The Octopus- Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro"

The book that is the subject of this review is The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro, written by Kenn Thomas and Jim Keith, and revised and updated by Kenn Thomas in 2004. The subject matter dealt with is the various conspiracies and secret government dealings that journalist and writer Danny Casolaro was researching before is his untimely death in 1991, supposedly just as he was about to complete his own lines of investigation. A few of these topics Casolaro and the writers of The Octopus examined are worth mentioning to give the casual observer a general overview of what this book examines.

Obviously, the strange circumstances surrounding Danny Casolaro’s death are examined at length. Ostensibly ruled a suicide, there were enough odd events that point in the direction that Casolaro was murdered and made to look as if he committed suicide. Some of these aspects … Read More