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Friday November 1st, 2019 evening edition

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The judge was told he would have to sit as a juror.

A senior judge has revealed he was excused from jury service, because he was due to preside over the case in question.

Keith Cutler, the resident judge of Winchester and Salisbury, said he was surprised when he got the call up.

But his reason for not doing his duty was initially rejected when he contacted the Jury Central Summoning Bureau directly to explain.

He told a jury: "I was selected for jury service here at Salisbury Crown Court for a trial starting 23 April.

The judge added: "I would have liked to have done the jury service to see what it was like and whether I would have liked the judge.". »

Opinion | These 7 Million Young People Can Beat Trump

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Next Nov. 3, seven million young people of color will have turned 18 since the last election.

This is the generation taking action on the climate crisis, living in the #MeToo era, happily and comfortably queer.

This group is larger than the six million Obama 2012 to Trump 2016 voters, larger than Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. »

Fishery collapse ‘confirms Silent Spring pesticide prophecy'

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The long-term study showed an immediate plunge in insect and plankton numbers in a large lake after the introduction of neonicotinoid pesticides to rice paddies.

The analysis shows a strong correlation but cannot prove a causal link between the insecticides and the collapse.

However, independent scientists said other possibilities had been ruled out and that the work provided “compelling evidence”. »

Emails about Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid appear to be for sale online

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Anonymous Telegram account indicates emails for sale after reports emerge of dossier on how to bribe Fifa officials.

An anonymously run Telegram account has indicated that it wants to sell a tranche of emails relating to Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid, after reports that they contain a dossier compiled by Russian officials on how to bribe Fifa executive council members.

The dossier also reportedly contains extensive background information about the council members, and even includes psychological profiles. »

Lori Loughlin Charged With Bribery, Faces 50 Years In Prison

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Full House actress Lori Loughlin has been charged with bribery.

As a result of these new charges, which could carry up to 10 additional years in prison, and previous charges, Loughlin and Giannulli each face 50 years in prison.

The case, which has become known as Operation Varsity Blues, is the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history. »