Congress had to finally revoke the labeling law for red meat after a struggle of over a decade. Under the law, retailers had to mention the country of origin on the packaging of the meat. The fight has been going on between the meat industry and Congress since the early-2000s. Now, it will not be possible to know the raising and slaughtering destination of beef or pork. The repetitive negative ruling by the World Trade Organization ((WTO) forced the lawmakers to revoke the law.
Maps provided by the Environment Agency (EA) have helped a team of amateur archaeologists to find an old Roman road in the northwest countryside of England. The maps are often used to determine the risk for floods in the areas. The EA has been using the technology of creating maps by laser scanners fitted over the aircraft. The technology has been utilized over decades to map the landscape of England.
Anissa, a flight attendant with Southwest Airlines, is receiving worldwide appreciation for her assistance to a passenger. Annisa came like a blessing for Heather Gooch, who boarded the flight with her 9-month-old son. Gooch was as stressed as any mother would be during her first flight with her baby. But, Annisa made sure that the flight was a memorable one.
A latest development could have huge benefits for aviation. A US laboratory has started printing high-temperature, high-strength 3D ceramic parts. A company in California, HRL Laboratories has utilized a resin that is 3D printed in the required size and shape. They fired it with a motive to convert it into a ceramic, capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1,700 degrees Celsius while maintaining crucial strength.
Hawaii has good start to New Year by welcoming a new policy as per which, the legal age smoking in the state has been increased from 18 to 21. Hawaii has become the first state in the US to increase the legal smoking age.
The new law is active since January 1, 2016. As per the new law, consumers should be of at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products including electronic smoking devices. Last June, Governor David Ige signed a new legislation to address smoking issues among adolescents.
This flight attendant is getting all admiration for how smartly she calmed a crying baby mid-flight. A photo has been posted on Facebook by Healther Gooch showing how the air hostess, Anisse, was calming walking the aisle of Southwest flight with her baby boy. The photo since then has gone viral.
Those who eat sugar-rich Western diets face a significantly increased likelihood of development of breast cancer and metastasis of tumors to the lungs, a new study cautioned.
A team of researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated that fructose and sucrose, which are found in table sugar and corn syrup and serve as key ingredients in Western diets, accelerate growth of breast tumors and also make it spread to some other parts of the body.
Tesla Motors has announced that the company shipped 17,400 vehicles during fourth quarter and it has met the low-end of its target of 50,000 vehicles in a year. Tesla gets good response for its vehicles but the company hasn’t been able to meet the demand and shipping was always lagging behind the schedule. In 2015, Tesla Motors delivered 50,580 Model S and Model X SUVs.
Women over 18 in Oregon can get birth control pills from pharmacy without prescription of a doctor. As per the new law effective January 1, Oregonians can get pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills. People supporting women's rights are happy with the news as now women no longer need to make long visits to doctors to get themselves checked and receive birth control pills. With the issue of law, Oregon became the first US state to implement the change with California being following up the suit.
A New York woman was charged with DWI in October 2014 but now she is free of all the charges after it was found that the woman was not drunk, rather she was suffering from Auto-Brewery Syndrome (ABS).
Reports of the US News and World on December 31 said, “The excuse may sound bogus, but elected Hamburg town Judge Walter Rooth found the woman’s claim compelling after she spent $7,000 working with a specialist to show her body sometimes meets the legal definition of drunkenness without actual alcohol intake”.
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