Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law

Watch Video On Friday, a federal judge in Mississippi blocked a law that would forbid abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. According to Judge Carlton Reeves, the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortions services until after six weeks.” So-called “heartbeat laws” have been introduced in 15 states so far this year and have been passed in four: Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia and Ohio. The Mississippi law was challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state’s only abortion provider. The law was… Read More

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Family of double homicide victims Jasmine Lovett and her toddler daughter present $25,000 cheque to women’s shelter

A grieving Calgary family is giving back to the community that “restored (their) faith in humanity” in the face of a grisly double homicide that left their family members, 25-year-old mother Jasmine Lovett and her 22-month-old daughter Aliyah Sanderson, dead. Read More …read more Source:: Calgary Herald       

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The trade war is speeding up tech manufacturers’ plans to move out of China, a longtime industry analyst says

The trade war is prompting tech manufacturers to speed up plans to shift production out of China, said Gregor Berkowitz, a longtime tech industry consultant. Wages have been rising rapidly in the country, taking away one of the key reasons many companies set up shop there, he said. The latest threatened tariffs could make Chinese-goods significantly more expensive than those made elsewhere, he said. The big Taiwanese manufacturers are already shifting production from China back to Taiwan and are making plans to set up shop in Southeast Asia, according to Berkowitz. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The trade war may be hastening the day when China is no… Read More

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Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriers

Retailers and their logistics partners have been pushed to meet growing customer demands for increasingly speedy shipping. And the steady rise of e-commerce has caused the daily volume of parcel shipments to skyrocket — two trends that, for the foreseeable future, are only going to continue. With fulfillment giants like Amazon constantly nipping at their heels, e-tailers have to fight to figure out a way to offer same-day shipping at low prices. To do so, they’re experimenting with nontraditional logistics strategies and startup partners to see what sticks. Enter crowdsourced delivery — the Uber model for package fulfillment. In this article, we’ll take a look at what it is, why… Read More

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