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Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve

“In recent years, death row inmates were just as likely to die awaiting execution as they were to be executed” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. More than 40 percent of U.S. death row inmates are 50 years of age or older, according to U.S. data and the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center.Last year, 24 death row inmates across the country died in prison awaiting execution, mostly due to natural causes, while 23 inmates were executed, according to data compiled by Reuters.Ohio also called off the execution of convicted murder…

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Canadian Officials Rush to Support U.S. Envoy After Death Threat…

“Top Canadian officials, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, rushed to express support for Ambassador Kelly Craft after a package containing a suspicious substance and a death threat was mailed to the U.S. diplomat” writes Jennifer Jacobs for bloomberg.com. An expletive-filled letter containing death threats against Craft, Trump, and members of Trump’s family was also enclosed, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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The Death of Supply Chain Management

“Clearly, the death of supply chain management as we know it is on the horizon” reports hbr.org. New digital technologies that have the potential to take over supply chain management entirely are disrupting traditional ways of working.The trend is clear: Technology is replacing people in supply chain management — and doing a better job.But when planning, purchasing, manufacturing, order fulfillment, and logistics are largely automated, what’s left for supply chain professionals?. Similarly, a steel company built a customized scenario-planning tool into its control tower platform that increases supply chain responsiveness…

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Two stabbed to death in ‘brutal’ attack on mosque in South Africa

“South African police say two worshippers have been stabbed to death in an attack on a mosque in Malmesbury, Western Cape” writes Adam Withnall for independent.co.uk. The attack comes a month after another assault on a mosque in Verulam, north of Durban.Speaking to eNCA, Mishka Daries of the Muslim Judicial Council described the attack as “brutal”, saying it was a “shocking and sad assault on what is probably the last day of Ramadan”. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Suicide is 10th leading cause of death in US and up 25% since 1999

“They were the latest markers of an intractable public health crisis that has been unfolding in slow motion for a generation” writes Benedict Carey for independent.co.uk. The deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, both of whom committed suicide in the last week, were not simply pop culture tragedies.The escalating suicide rate is a profound indictment of the country’s mental health system. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

“The National Hurricane Center, when it gives hurricane tallies, only reports direct deaths” writes Mike Stobbe for seattletimes.com. Some basics about counting disaster deaths and why it’s an issue now: Disaster deaths tend to be placed in two categories, “direct” and “indirect.” For a hurricane, direct deaths include people who drown in a storm surge or flooding, are hit by flying debris or crushed in a wind-toppled building.They believe that these “excess deaths” reflect direct and indirect hurricane-related deaths.No government agency has a good handle on counting disaster deaths, said…

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Bipartisan movement in US Senate may reverse ZTE deal and hand over ‘death penalty’

“Right as it seemed ZTE was safe, a movement in the US Senate may spell the end of the company according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal” writes Gear Frontier for 9to5google.com. According to this latest report, a movement within the US Senate with bipartisan support is about to go up to a vote which, if passed, would reverse President Trump’s recent deal with the Chinese company.However, that deal faced criticism from other members of the US Government from the beginning.Apparently, this amendment to the National Defense Authorization…

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One US soldier killed and four wounded in attack

“Four American service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the US military said Saturday” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. Friday’s attack in Jubaland is likely to put renewed scrutiny on US counter-terror operations in Africa. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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