Shooting at Las Vegas : at least 59 dead and another 527 injured

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Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert.

Shooting at Las Vegas at least 59 dead and another 527 injured

Image from REUTERS .

Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening.

Police found 16 guns in his hotel room, as well as “in excess of” 18 firearms and explosives at his Nevada home.

But as yet, no clear reason for the killing has emerged.

Investigators have found no link to international terrorism, despite a claim from so-called Islamic State. Some investigators have suggested psychological issues, but there is no confirmation of this.

What do we know of the culprit ?

Stephen Paddock lived in a community of senior citizens in the small town of Mesquite, north-east of Las Vegas.

Stephen Paddock

He reportedly lived with a woman called Marilou Danley who is out of the country in Japan, and does not appear to be involved, police said.

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said when police searched the property after the attack they found “in excess of 18 additional firearms, some explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo, along with some electronic devices we’re evaluating at this point”.

Officers also found ammonium nitrate in Paddock’s car. The explosive found in his home was tannerite, the sheriff said.

There is a second house in northern Nevada which Swat teams are due to check for booby-traps before carrying out a search , Sheriff Lombardo said.

David Famiglietti of the New Frontier Armory told the BBC that Paddock had purchased firearms at his store in North Las Vegas in the spring of this year, meeting all state and federal requirements, including an FBI background check.

However, the shotgun and rifle Paddock bought would not have been “capable of what we’ve seen and heard in the video without modification,” Mr Famiglietti said.

Despite the large cache of weapons in his home, his brother, Eric, is dumbfounded that he acted this way.

Source : bbc.com

Sheriff’s Safety & Awareness Seminars Active Shooter Preparedness

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an information session on Active Shooter Preparedness. Events in recent years have called attention to the need to be prepared for a wide range of emergencies. Communities across the country have reassessed their level of preparedness and established broader training and education programs. At the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have been training for years to respond to an active shooter incident, training that is routinely reinforced with exercises.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis and the men and women of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office want to emphasize that your awareness and preparedness is as important as our training in keeping your community safe. Should an incident like this occur, there could be crucial minutes of time before law enforcement officers arrive on the scene.

Law Enforcement Officers from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will share information from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and the FBI, along with videos on how to react to an active shooter incident.

The information session will be held on Tuesday, 11-07-17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Main Training Room at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office – 18900 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a notepad and pen as they may want to take a few notes.

To reserve your seat, please follow the link below.

http://www.hernandosheriff.org/applications/InternetClassSignup/

Please note – Firearms are NOT permitted in the building.

Things you need on business transactions

Anyone who is in the market for buying a franchise will need to put together the resources they will need on their end to make sure everything gets started properly. Most companies that offer franchises have a process you have to follow to be qualified for a franchise, and at that point the franchise company offers guidance and their own resources. But you should always protect your own business interests and make sure that you have the right team of people on your side when negotiating a franchise purchase.

Things you need on business transactions

Legal Representation

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A Lender

Your franchise company might offer you funding that would make it easier for you to get your franchise off the ground, but it might not be the best funding you can get. Before you enter in a franchise purchase negotiation, you should have your own lender on hand to possibly offer you a better financing deal that the franchise company is offering.

An Accountant

Franchise agreements are filled with calculations relating to licenses and percentages needed to satisfy the franchising agreement each quarter and year. Even a business expert can get a bit confused by all of the math involved in franchising, which is why it is smart to have an accountant on your team who can read through the complicated formulas and requirements and give you the information you need in plain English.

Buying a franchise gives you a chance to own a business that already has a marketing reputation, and a proven business method that has been refined over the years. When you are negotiating the purchase of a franchise, you should have a team of experts on your side who will look after your interests and makes sure that you understand what you are getting into.

Brooksville Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

Earlier today, Animal Enforcement and District One deputies served a search warrant at 8062 B.W. Stevenson Road in Brooksville.

On 08-21-17, Animal Enforcement officer (AEO) Mandy Rowe initiated an animal cruelty Investigation at this address after receiving complaints that horses located on the property were in very poor condition.

When AEO Rowe arrived on scene, she observed that all four horses were kept in a small pen on the property. After observing the horses closely, AEO Rowe determined that all of the horses were extremely malnourished and had extensive rain rot.

The owner of the horses, Tabitha V. Rooks W/F DOB/11-02-83, stated that her veterinarian was coming out the following week to assist her with a system to care for the animals. Through investigation AEO Rowe leaned that on the date of the vet appointment, 08-28-17, Ms. Rooks cancelled the appointment without rescheduling for a later date.

On 09-05-17 at approximately 9:15 a.m., the HCSO responded back to the residence with a search warrant and a veterinarian.

The veterinarian used the Henneke Body Condition Scoring (BCS) to evaluate the horses. The BCS is a universal scoring system to rate the body fat on a horse. Ideal scores are between 4 and 6. The horses on the property scored 1, 1, 2, and 3. A score of 1 means that the horse is in poor condition, being extremely emaciated and having no fatty tissue.

All four horses were taken into custody in an attempt to rehabilitate them. One of the horses was in such poor condition that there was discussion of euthanizing the animal.

Deputy Steven George charged Rooks with four counts of Animal Cruelty. Additionally, AEO Rowe cited Rooks with several violations and will be following up with the care of the horses.

Sharing information from the Governor’s Press Office

Gov. Scott Directing the Suspension of all Tolls Across Florida

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to suspend tolls across the entire State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. By suspending all tolls, Floridians and visitors will more easily be able to prepare for any potential storm impacts, access important hurricane supplies, and quickly and safely evacuate when necessary.

Governor Scott said, “In preparation for the potential impacts of Hurricane Irma, I have directed the Florida Department of Transportation to suspend all tolls across the State of Florida to keep traffic flowing. They will be suspended for the duration of the storm’s impacts to Florida. Ensuring the safety of Florida families and visitors is our top priority and suspending tolls statewide will help people quickly evacuate and make it easier for all Floridians to access important hurricane supplies to ensure they are fully prepared. FDOT has been in constant contact with local districts and stands ready to provide traffic assistance alongside the Florida Highway Patrol and their law enforcement partners. We are continuing to closely monitor the developments of Hurricane Irma and will continue to take aggressive action to keep our state safe.”

Advisory from the National Hurricane Center

The 500 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Gert. The good news about Gert is that the storm will remain over the open waters of the Atlantic, and is NOT a threat to the United States.

 

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Online

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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Online

Skipping Information

One mistake that you need to avoid deals with the information that you list in an item’s description. You want to make it very clear to shoppers what you have up for sale and any damage to that item. Even if you sell a kid’s toy, you want to make note of any teeth marks on the item, dents in the packaging and other damage. It’s helpful to include photos of any damage that you see, which lets shoppers know exactly what that item looks like in real life.

Charging Too Much for Shipping

If you ever purchased anything online before, you might remember how frustrated you felt with the shipping options. Even larger companies often charge different amounts for shipping based on how long it takes for the item to arrive. Many customers dislike paying a large amount just to get an item in a few days, and others hate how much individual sellers charge to cover shipping costs. Some online sellers charge a flat rate that covers the cost of packing materials and boxes, but they charge enough that they make money off that shipping rate. Whether shipping to Apostille NYC or anywhere else in the world, you need to charge exactly what it costs to package and ship the items you sell.

Doing Everything Yourself

Doing too much yourself is another mistake that you should avoid. While it makes sense to list items for sale, package those items, ship boxes and answer questions from shoppers when you first start out, it doesn’t make sense in the long run. Fulfillment centers and companies let you send in the products you want to sell, and those companies will then handle the shipping of those products for you. This takes some of the pressure off you and lets you focus on selling products to online customers.

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