The Daily Populous

Friday April 12nd, 2019 night edition

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A French appeals court has said US chemicals giant Monsanto was guilty of poisoning a farmer who said he suffered neurological damage after accidentally inhaling fumes from a weedkiller made by the company.

Paul François, a cereal farmer, had already won previous lawsuits against Monsanto, which was bought by Germany’s Bayer last year, in 2012 and 2015.

François argued that Monsanto was aware of Lasso’s dangers long before it was withdrawn from the French market and sought damages of more than €1m (£860,000) for chronic neurological damage that led to long hospital stays.

The court in Lyon rejected the company’s appeal on Tuesday but did not rule on how much Monsanto might have to pay, which will be determined in a separate ruling.

In its ruling, the court found that Monsanto should have clearly indicated on Lasso’s labelling and instructions for use “a notice on the specific dangers of using the product in vats and reservoirs”.

Speaking after the verdict, a lawyer for Monsanto France, Jean-Daniel Bretzner, said the company would probably appeal, since the ruling applied to Lasso’s producer – in this case, Monsanto Europe.

It was the latest judgment against Monsanto involving its weedkillers and pesticides, which have been widely used around the world for years. »

Exclusive: Dave Bautista Attached to Star in STX Action-Thriller ‘Killer’s Game’

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Fresh off his retirement from the WWE, Dave Bautista is attached to star in the action-thriller Killer’s Game for STXfilms, Collider has exclusively learned.

DJ Caruso (Disturbia) will direct the film, which is based on the book The Killer’s Game by Jay Bonansinga.

He can also star in an above-average VOD movie like Final Score and stand out among the non/limited theatrical crowd. »

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

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Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Assange set up Wikileaks in 2006 with the aim of obtaining and publishing confidential documents and images. »

It’s Safer to be a Cop in the U.S. Today than 50 Years Ago

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But is it safer to be a cop today than it was 50 years ago?

Yes, according to a study that analyzed police officer deaths (felonious and non-felonious) in the United States from 1970 to 2016.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso, found that despite increases in violent crimes, the hazards of policing has dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in police officer line-of-duty deaths. »

Trump’s sister quits as judge, prematurely ending probe into whether she committed tax fraud alongside president

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Donald Trump’s older sister has retired as a judge, prematurely ending an investigation into whether she broke judicial rules by allegedly taking part in tax fraud schemes with the president.

The individuals who filed the complaints were told the case had been dropped without reaching any conclusions, according to the Times.

The White House last year dismissed claims about the Trump’s alleged tax fraud as “misleading”, although tax authorities in New York City were ordered to launch an investigation into the allegations. »