West Deer Township home heavily damaged by fire, 7 animals found dead

Crews responded to a house fire in West Deer Township Friday morning. Source: West Deer Township home heavily damaged by fire, 7 animals found dead

Crews responded to a house fire in West Deer Township Friday morning.

Source: West Deer Township home heavily damaged by fire, 7 animals found dead

UNIONTOWN SHOOTING: At least 1 person shot in Uniontown, flown to hospital

At least one person was shot and flown to a hospital after a shooting early Friday morning in Uniontown, emergency dispatchers said. Source: UNIONTOWN SHOOTING: At least 1 person shot in Uniontown, flown to hospital

At least one person was shot and flown to a hospital after a shooting early Friday morning in Uniontown, emergency dispatchers said.

Source: UNIONTOWN SHOOTING: At least 1 person shot in Uniontown, flown to hospital

New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, NM until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived. Source: New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, NM until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived.

Source: New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

Titanic Sinking, Abraham Lincoln’s Death, Notre Dame Fire, And Other Horrible Things To Happen On April 15

While some may not realize it, April 15 is actually a date that has played host to a number of horrific events throughout history. Looking back into the past, some of the most famous incidents have happened on this date — and it is a day that is beginning to suggest bad omens. Source: Titanic … Continue reading “Titanic Sinking, Abraham Lincoln’s Death, Notre Dame Fire, And Other Horrible Things To Happen On April 15”

While some may not realize it, April 15 is actually a date that has played host to a number of horrific events throughout history. Looking back into the past, some of the most famous incidents have happened on this date — and it is a day that is beginning to suggest bad omens.

Source: Titanic Sinking, Abraham Lincoln’s Death, Notre Dame Fire, And Other Horrible Things To Happen On April 15

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. Source: Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.

Source: Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in South Africa’s biggest producer of insect protein. A number of South African pet food and animal feed products now contain insect larvae – a protein source produced by a Cape Town-based company. AgriProtein processes up to 40 tonnes of food waste per day, and then gets black soldier … Continue reading “More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates”

AgriProtein founder and CEO Jason Drew (supplied)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in South Africa’s biggest producer of insect protein.

  • A number of South African pet food and animal feed products now contain insect larvae – a protein source produced by a Cape Town-based company.
  • AgriProtein processes up to 40 tonnes of food waste per day, and then gets black soldier flies to feed on the waste.
  • AgriProtein is building an additional five factories in 2019 – the aim is to have 100 by 2024.

Source: More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates

3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week. American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed … Continue reading “3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche”

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week.

American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed the worst,” outdoor apparel company The North Face said in a statement. The three were reported overdue on Wednesday, one day after the avalanche struck.

Source: 3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

McConnell to introduce bill for a minimum age to buy tobacco of 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18, he announced Thursday. McConnell will introduce the legislation, called the McConnell bill, in May, he … Continue reading “McConnell to introduce bill for a minimum age to buy tobacco of 21”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18, he announced Thursday.

McConnell will introduce the legislation, called the McConnell bill, in May, he said. The bill will cover all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. McConnell’s backing marks the strongest support yet in Congress for what’s been dubbed “T21.”

“For some time, I’ve been hearing from the parents who are seeing an unprecedented spike in vaping among their teenage children,” McConnell said in a statement. “In addition, we all know people who started smoking at a young age and who struggled to quit as adults. Unfortunately it’s reaching epidemic levels around the country.”

Source: McConnell to introduce bill for a minimum age to buy tobacco of 21

Rebuilding Notre Dame: The next steps for Paris’s famous cathedral – Washington Post

What experts say will need to happen to save Notre Dame Officials began inspecting the damage of Notre Dame Tuesday. They declared the cathedral structurally sound while identifying “some vulnerabilities,” according to French Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez. Specifically, the vault and gable of the north transept were of concern. Inspectors are also worried about … Continue reading “Rebuilding Notre Dame: The next steps for Paris’s famous cathedral – Washington Post”

What experts say will need to happen to save Notre Dame

Officials began inspecting the damage of Notre Dame Tuesday. They declared the cathedral structurally sound while identifying “some vulnerabilities,” according to French Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez. Specifically, the vault and gable of the north transept were of concern. Inspectors are also worried about structural damage that may be hidden.

Kirk Martini, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture with a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in structural engineering, said the transept is probably the greatest vulnerability. To ensure the structure is stable, additional shoring may be necessary after the full extent of the damage is assessed.

Source: Rebuilding Notre Dame: The next steps for Paris’s famous cathedral – Washington Post

Redacted Mueller report released by Department of Justice

The long-awaited Mueller Report was released for online download Thursday morning by the federal Department of Justice.A redacted version of the 448-page document recounting of Special Counsel Robert Source: Redacted Mueller report released by Department of Justice

The long-awaited Mueller Report was released for online download Thursday morning by the federal Department of Justice.A redacted version of the 448-page document recounting of Special Counsel Robert

Source: Redacted Mueller report released by Department of Justice