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Gun tourism a sure big business in Las Vegas

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The latest mass shooting in the U.S. didn’t just happen anywhere —  it happened in Las Vegas – where gun culture and entertainment have been taken to a whole new level.

Advertisements for gun ranges aimed at tourists are plastered across billboards all over the city and there are several businesses offering the millions of visitors the chance to experience using live ammunition.

Genghis Cohen owns and operates Machine Gun Vegas (MGV), a firearm experience business. At MGV, clients can shoot automatic weapons, and even kids can join in.

“I think there’s a curiosity, people just have a curiosity with guns. If you look at the most popular video games, you know, you look at movies, you look at the TV shows, guns are like riddled through all of it. They wouldn’t be there if there wasn’t an interest or a curiosity,” said Cohen.

Most of the customers are from overseas countries where guns are either harder to get or banned for citizens.

After Sunday’s shooting, Cohen closed his business for two days and posted a statement on the website calling for stricter gun laws.

“There’s no reason for an average citizen, there’s absolutely no reason for an average citizen who wants to have a gun to have a 100-round magazine, OK. There’s no reason for them to be able to buy accessories for their gun which makes the gun almost fully automatic. There’s just no reason for it,” said the gun range owner.

The incident has brought machine gun tourism into the spotlight. While Cohen closed his doors as a show of respect to victims’ families, many other gun ranges offering automatic weapon experiences remained open.

Just days after the terrible shooting in Las Vegas, the gun control debate has started.

For a former US Navy, the supervision of guns in America is very lax and could be the main cause of this massacre.

“And if that concealed carry permit applied nationwide because these gun laws won’t work, if they’re state by state, they only work if they’re nationwide because we have open borders. and I think if we did that, and then limited the magazine capacity and banned bumper stocks, we would see a drastic decrease in the number of lives lost,” said Truman National Security Project San Diego Chapter Co-Director Shawn Vandiver. — Reuters


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Internet abuzz over Google suspending business with Huawei

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy : Reuters

Google has suspended some business with Huawei after United States President Donald Trump added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to a trade blacklist.

This includes the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.

“Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app,” according to Reuters in an exclusive report.

Due to this, netizens are in a melting pot of emotions.


Current Huawei users, however, have nothing to worry about since they will be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, according to a Google spokesperson.

“For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” the spokesperson said.—Reuters

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Amazon joins $1 trillion club

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Amazon logo. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday joined Apple Inc. in the $1 trillion club, becoming the second member of the group after its stock price doubled in 15 months.

If the online retailer’s share price continues at its recent pace, it will be a matter of when not if, Amazon’s market valuation eclipses that of iPhone maker Apple, which reached $1 trillion on Aug. 2.

Apple took almost 38 years as a public company to achieve the trillion dollar milestone, while Amazon got there in 21 years. While Apple’s iPhone and other devices remain popular and its revenues are growing, it is not keeping up with Amazon’s blistering sales growth.

Amazon has impressed investors by successfully diversifying its business into virtually every corner of the retail industry, altering how consumers buy products and putting major pressure on many brick-and-mortar stores. It also provides video streaming services and bought upscale supermarket Whole Foods. And its cloud computing services for companies have become a major driver of earnings and revenue. — Reuters

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Duterte assures safety of Korean businessmen in PH

by admin   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte during his first official visit to South Korea (photo courtesy of RTVM)


SEOUL, South Korea — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, June 5, assured that South Korean businessmen will be safe while they are in the Philippines.

He gave the assurance as the South Korean government extended a $6.6 million grant to enhance the capabilities of the Philippine National Police (PNP), which include vehicles and personnel training.

Duterte also admitted that the Philippines is facing numerous law and order problems and asked that he be given until the end of the year to reorganize the PNP.

The president added that he will appoint a representative who will process the documents of South Korean investors so they can avoid corruption.

Duterte also told them that he has fired several government officials linked to corruption. He urged South Korean businessmen to shun corruption by reporting Filipino government officials who ask for money.  — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue



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