Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug
31

VW launches new UK diesel scrappage scheme

All Volkswagen brands, including Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW Commercial Vehicles, will participate.

Aug
31

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit India

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit IndiaBy Mayank Bhardwaj DAUDHAN, India (Reuters) – After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country’s biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts. The mammoth plan entails linking nearly 60 rivers, including the mighty Ganges, which the government hopes will cut farmers’ dependence on fickle monsoon rains by bringing millions of hectares of cultivatable land under irrigation. In recent weeks, some parts of India and neighboring Bangladesh and Nepal have been hit by the worst monsoon floods in years, following two years of poor rainfall.


Aug
31

India manufacturing rebounds in August after tax tumult

Aug
31

US police officer caught on video telling woman: 'We only shoot black people right?'

US police officer caught on video telling woman: 'We only shoot black people right?'A police officer in Georgia caught on video telling a motorist “We only shoot black people” is to be sacked, according to his commander.  Dashcam video shows the officer, identified by local news outlets as Lt Greg Abbott, during a traffic stop in July 2016. A white, female driver – told she is being taken to jail and her car impounded – refuses to retrieve her mobile phone to make a call as instructed by the officer. She says she is too scared to move her hands in order to retrieve her mobile phone and goes on to allude to recent videos of police shootings. She continues: “I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops….”  Mr Abbott, who also is white, interrupts and says, “But you're not black. Remember, we only shoot black people. Yeah. We only shoot black people, right?” American police forces are frequently accused of racism and of being more likely to use lethal force when facing suspects from ethnic minorities. Black Lives Matter | The killings that started a movement The officer, who has more than 20 years experience, was initially taken off patrol and placed on desk duty when the video surfaced this week. Mr Abbott’s attorney said the officer was co-operating with the investigation. “His comments must be observed in their totality to understand their context,” said Lance LoRusso. “He was attempting to de-escalate a situation involving an uncooperative passenger. “In context, his comments were clearly aimed at attempting to gain compliance by using the passenger’s own statements and reasoning to avoid making an arrest.” However, Mike Register, Cobb County Police Chief, said there was no excuse. “No matter what the context, statements like these are unacceptable and are not indicative of the type of culture we are trying to facilitate here in the police department, as well as within the county,” he said in a statement. He later told reporters he had begun the process to dismiss Mr Abbott.  


Aug
31

WHOOPS! Tomi Lahren Accidentally Reveals The Truth About Fox News

WHOOPS! Tomi Lahren Accidentally Reveals The Truth About Fox News.@TomiLahren: “How about when the mainstream media stops covering Russia day in and day out, maybe we can drop the Hillary email scandal.”


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