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Gun control bills passed in California following UCLA apparent murder-suicide

Gun control bills passed in California following UCLA apparent murder-suicide

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The California State Assembly, the lower house of the California state legislature, passed gun control bills on Wednesday. It was the same day that the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was locked down after a murder-suicide shooting. The bills passed include a ban on bullet buttons. The bullet buttons allegedly allow manufacturers to bypass past gun control laws.

Phil Ting of the California State Assembly, Democrat representing San Francisco, used the events at UCLA as an argument for the passing of the bills, stating it was the 186th school shooting since the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The state senate are being encouraged to consider these bills this month as the house leaders are hoping they pass ahead of the gun control referendum set to take place in November this year.

The state senate passed a bill last month prohibiting the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as calling for greater analysis of those purchasing these weapons in order to decrease the risk of a violent and dangerous individual accessing a gun.

Another package of bills were originally introduced in December 2015 following an attack in San Bernardino, and also included a bill allowing for employers, mental health workers, school employees and co-workers to request a ban from possessing a gun for a person at risk of harming themselves or others lasting up to a year.

Gun control has always been a controversial topic in the United States, with the US possessing approximately 50% of the world’s firearms owned by the public.



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Mt Everest Deaths Could Damage Nepal Economy

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Mt Everest Deaths Could Damage Nepal Economy

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Over the past week and a half, there have been five deaths on Mt Everest prompting the countries leaders and the world to wonder how much must happen there for their main tourist attraction to collapse. Currently, Everest’ tourism contributes to about 4 percent of Nepal’s gross national product, pulling in approximately half a billion dollars annually for the small country. This tourism is especially important for the local Sherpas and mountain guides who can make upwards of 2,000 dollars per expedition. With the danger of the mountain already causing it to be listed as an area where only experienced climbers may enter in 2015, the continual news of deaths and danger upon the famous mountain could end up spelling the end of tourism there altogether, and potentially damaging the lives of the citizens of Nepal. 24 deaths have been recorded over the past two years. An increase of casualties in April last year occurred when a 7.8 M earthquake struck the Himalayan region.


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77 Members of Boko Haram surrender while 247 captives rescued by Nigerian military

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77 Members of Boko Haram surrender while 247 captives rescued by Nigerian military

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77 members of terror group Boko Haram have surrendered and 247 civilian captives have been rescued by the Nigerian Army this week, according to a statement released by the military on Wednesday.

Army Public Relations Acting Director, Co. Sani Usman, said that 77 insurgents surrendered to troops of the 122 Task Force Battalion during raids on the terror group’s hideouts in Borno State on Tuesday, as a part of Operation Lafiya Dole.

“Nigerian troops deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole and their neighbouring counterparts under the Multinational Joint Task Force have been very busy clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their respective areas of responsibilities”, said Col. Sani Usman.

The insurgents, a majority of whom are children, have been taken by troops to Yamteke for investigation.

News of the rescue of 247 civilians from Gombiri Village and Ngwalimiri Village comes just two weeks after the rescue of Amina Ali Nkeki, the first of the girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok to be found since being taken captive by Boko Haram two years ago.

The recent rescues have renewed hope for the safe return of the girls.

In response, the military have this week stepped up efforts to find the missing Chibok girls, launching ‘Operation Crackdown’ and deploying ground and aerial operations in the Sambisa Forest, a suspected Boko Haram stronghold, and where Amina Ali was found.

“The operation is progressing. Part of its benefit was the recent rescue of one of the Chibok girls and another one as it were, earlier. The operation is ongoing and we will continue to move into Sambisa until we rid that place of all terrorists. As long as that is on, we will continue until we clear the whole area. We will continue to ensure we step up our game”, said Nigerian Naval Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas.



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Glencore announces Newcastle mine closure as downturn continues despite LNP and ALP support of coalmines

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Glencore announces Newcastle mine closure as downturn continues despite LNP and ALP support of coalmines

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Swiss mining company Glencore has announced the closure of its Tahmoor coal mine. The New South Wales mine is to be close by early 2019, pointing to the increasing downturn of coal prices in global markets.

Glencore stated, “The decision has been made as a result of continued low prices in global coal markets, which has meant the economic return from reserves still available at Tahmoor are not sufficient to warrant the investment required to mine them.”

The closure will result in a loss of 350 jobs, the company has said consultation with the employees has began in an effort to maximise new employment opportunities for the workers.

The mine is the latest to succumb to the fall of global coal and commodity prices. While the Australian arm of mining magnate Peabody Energy has reported losses of almost $3 billion in 2015.

According to latest financial reports for Peabody subsidiary Peabody Australia Holdco lodged via Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the company earned a net loss of $2.7 billion – up from a $1.2 billion loss in 2014.

Despite low coal and commodity prices, both the major parties have been supportive of coal mines. While appearing on the ABC’s Q and A program on Monday night, Coalition MP Steve Ciobio confirmed party support of coalmines.

In response to an audience member question, concerning what policies the panellists had planned to combat job and economic loses in Queensland in the wake of the mining boom, Ciobio stated the Coalition government supports Adani’s new Carmichael mine in the Galilee basin – as an example of “transitioning” the state’s economy.

Labor MP Terri Bulter said although she doesn’t personally support Adani’s Carmichael project, the state Labor government didn’t “have much discretion” surrounding its approval.

Greens party leader Richard Di Natale criticised responses from the panellists claiming the “real tragedy” is both major parties support of coal mines such as Carmichael.

“If you care about tourism you don’t open up a whopping great big coalmine and fuel catastrophic global warming,” said Di Natale.

Di Natale accused both major parties of being deceitful in “slashing” both the renewable energy target and renewable energy agency funding, leaving no strategies to further develop renewable sector investments.



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Australians Supporting Local Farmers In Milk Crisis

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Australians Supporting Local Farmers In Milk Crisis

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As the milk price war continues to grow between major supermarket chains, the uprising of locals supporting Australian Farmers continues to grow.

In some supermarkets customers are leaving all of the supermarket branded milk on the shelves. Queensland Farmers and businesses have highlighted the recent increase in consumers asking whether or not their products are 100% Australian owned or not, showing good times may be ahead for the local farmers.

The Milk industry is an important one for many Australian farmers with over 9000 million litres of milk being produced last year in Australia alone, the massive industry is a livelihood for many families. Farmers are on average receiving approximately 48.5 cents per litre of milk from processing companies, which is then sold at supermarkets for anywhere between 2 and 5 dollars. However, these prices per litre, and livelihoods start to drop as supermarket giants face off in price wars, demanding lower selling points off of the farmers and therefore impacting their livelihoods.

The price wars included the milk dropping to 1 dollar per bottle, essentially removing any levels of profits for the farmers to gain.



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Gündogan signs Manchester City

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Gündogan signs Manchester City

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Today, English football club Manchester City announced the signing of German midfielder Ilkay Gündogan from Borussia Dortmund for four years. By mutual agreement, the clubs kept the terms of signing undisclosed.

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Cquote1.svg When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly. Cquote2.svg

—Ilkay Gündogan

Gündogan came from Schalke 04‘s youth system, and made his professional debut aged 15 with Vfl Bochum in 2008–09. Before joining Dortmund in 2011, he made 53 appearances for FC Nurnberg.

After completing the Manchester City move, Gündogan said, “I’m thrilled to have signed for Manchester City[…] When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.”

Dortmund’s Sporting Director Michael Zorc thanked Gündogan, saying, “We would like to thank Ilkay Gündogan for five extraordinary years in Dortmund. BVB would like to wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for his future endeavours in Manchester”((de)).

Gündogan scored four goals in 36 appearances in his debut season for Dortmund when the club won the Bundesliga title as well as DFB-Pokal — the German Cup. Gündogan has played sixteen international matches and scored four goals.

Currently, he has an injured knee and is to miss UEFA Euro 2016. Gündogan joins Manchester City on July 1.


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Manchester City sign Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City sign Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund

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Today, English football club Manchester City F.C. announced the signing of German midfielder Ilkay Gündogan from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal.

The 25-year-old, currently sidelined with a knee injury, will miss the Euro 2016 but is expected to return ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season. The midfielder reportedly signed with the club for a sum of about 20 million pounds

In an interview with the club, Gundogan said “When I learned of City’s interest my heart was set on coming. Things things have moved very quickly.” The central midfielder was described by his former manager, Jurgen Klopp, as ‘an intelligent and complete midfielder with numerous strengths.”

Since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2011, Gundogan helped them win the Bundesliga title in the 2011-12 season, and reach the final of the Champions League in 2013. Despite being sidelined for the upcoming Euro 2016, Gundogan played a part in taking Germany to the semi-finals in the competition in 2012.



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নেপচুন

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নেপচুন নেপালের রাজধানী। If You are GPA5, admit it 😉



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Gun control bills passed in California following UCLA murder-suicide

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The California State Assembly, the lower house of the California state legislature, passed gun control bills on Wednesday. It was the same day that the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was locked down after a murder-suicide shooting. The bills passed include a ban on bullet buttons. The bullet buttons allegedly allow manufacturers to bypass past gun control laws.

Phil Ting of the California State Assembly, Democrat representing San Francisco, used the events at UCLA as an argument for the passing of the bills, stating it was the 186th school shooting since the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The state senate are being encouraged to consider these bills this month as the house leaders are hoping they pass ahead of the gun control referendum set to take place in November this year.

The state senate passed a bill last month prohibiting the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as calling for greater analysis of those purchasing these weapons in order to decrease the risk of a violent and dangerous individual accessing a gun.

Another package of bills were originally introduced in December 2015 following an attack in San Bernardino, and also included a bill allowing for employers, mental health workers, school employees and co-workers to request a ban from possessing a gun for a person at risk of harming themselves or others lasting up to a year.

Gun control has always been a controversial topic in the United States, with the US possessing approximately 50% of the world’s firearms owned by the public.



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Two people killed in murder-suicide at UCLA

Two people killed in murder-suicide at UCLA

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Two people were killed in an alleged murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on Wednesday. The shooting occurred on the fourth floor of the Engineering IV building. The university’s campus was in lockdown for aout two hours after the shooting from 10:00AM to noon local time.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have identified 39-year-old William S. Klug as the victim in the murder-suicide. He was an associate professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The shooting occurred in his office. According to the Police, the shooter was identified as Mainak Sarkar, a former student of the professor.

According to the Police, Mainak Sarkar had accused William S. Klug of stealing Sarkar’s computer code and turning it over to someone else. According to TheWrap, in March Mainak Sarkar had written in a blog post about William S. Klug, “We had personal differences. He cleverly stole all my code and gave it another student. He made me really sick. Your enemy is your enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm. Be careful about whom you trust. Stay away from this sick guy”, and included a photo of the professor.

According to the LAPD, a note was found near scene and helped find the home address of the shooter and establish the fact of suicide.

During the lockdown students were asked to stay in a sheltered location, and those who moved around the campus were told to walk with their hands up and were searched by police officers. Classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. Final exams and graduation were to run as scheduled, and most classes were to resume as normal Thursday morning.

William S. Klug had been leading the Klug Research Group which specialised in theoretical and computational biomechanics. He was a father of two, a nine year old son in fourth grade and a seven year old daughter.



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