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World's deadliest animals ranked by number of humans killed – and snails are number 5 on list

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CREATURES like sharks and spiders are feared by many but they don't actually top the list of the deadliest animals in the world.Below is a list of the world's deadliest creatures in terms of how many humans they kill a year, according to research posted on the Bill Gates blog Gates Notes and Business Insider.15. Sharks – six deaths a yearThanks to the classic film Jaws, lots of people fear sharks.Although the predators are pretty deadly they don't actually kill as many people as you would think.In 2014, there were only three human deaths from shark attacks and in 2015 there were six.This is thought to be the average number a year.14. Wolves – 10 deaths a yearWolf attacks aren't common but they still occur enough to make the list.Very few happen a year on average but because of two decades when wolves killed a few hundred people in India, the average has gone up.13. Lions – over 22 deaths a yearIt's difficult to get a definite number for lion deaths and estimates va…

Black Friday PS4 deals 2019: Best offers out now

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BLACK Friday is always a good opportunity to find a great deal on a games console.And 2019 is no different. Here's where to find the best Black Friday PS4 deals today.AO.com's Black Friday PS4 dealsPlayStation 4 500 GB with FIFA 20, £199 – buy herePlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with Call of Duty Modern Warfare, £339 – buy herePlayStation 4 Pro 1TB with FIFA 20, £339 – buy hereGAME'S Black Friday PS4 dealsShop all PS4 deals herePS4 500GB + one Death Stranding or Marvel's Spiderman, £249 – buy herePS4 Pro + Death Stranding, £299 – buy hereArgos's Black Friday PS4 dealsSony PS4 Pro 1TB & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Bundle, £299.99, saving £50 – buy hereSony PS4 Pro 1TB Console & Fortnite Neo Versa Bundle, £299.99 – buy hereVery's Black Friday PS4 deals1Tb Console Bundle with Marvel's Spider-Man and Optional Extras, now £299.99, saving £120 – buy hereRed Dead Redemption 2 1Tb Console Bundle with Optional Extras, now £299.99, saving £120 – buy herePS4 White Pro …

General Motors sues Fiat Chrysler over bribes to auto union

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General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging its rival benefitted from bribes to auto union officials that gave FCA an unfair benefit in labor talks, GM announced Wednesday.The lawsuit references guilty pleas by former FCA officials, who bribed former United Auto Workers officials, in a long-running case involving a UAW employee training program, that has tarnished the union’s image.The suit comes only weeks after the UAW ended a lengthy strike at GM. The union is currently immersed in labor talks with FCA, the last of Detroit’s “Big Three” to negotiate after workers ratified contracts with GM and Ford.“FCA was the clear sponsor of pervasive wrongdoing, paying millions of dollars in bribes to obtain benefits, concessions, and advantages in the negotiation, implementation, and administration of labor agreements over time,” GM said in its announcement.It alleges FCA’s actions “corrupted the implementation of the 2009 collective bargaining agreement” as well as “the negotiation, imple…

Tilray sells five times as much pot, thanks to European efforts and hemp acquisition

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Tilray Inc. sold nearly five times more pot than last year, according to a quarterly earnings report released Thursday, in part thanks to the acquisition of the world’s largest hemp-food maker and early returns from selling medical marijuana in Europe.Tilray TLRY, -1.60% reported a third-quarter net loss of $35.7 million, or 36 cents a share, versus $18.7 million, or 20 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $51.1 million from $10.1 million in the year-ago period, surpassing Wall Street expectations. Excluding excise taxes, revenue was $48.2 million.Of its total revenue, $15.7 million is from hemp products, the result of its acquisition of Manitoba Harvest earlier this year. Tilray sold $15.8 million worth of recreational weed. International medical cannabis sales increased to $5.7 million from $949,000 a year ago.Tilray Chief Executive Brendan Kennedy said in an interview with MarketWatch that he attributes the international cannabis sales to investments the company m…

Gloomy Hotel Pennsylvania isn’t getting replaced any time soon

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Sorry to all you lovers of super-tall towers: Dreams of a mega-skyscraper to replace the gloomy Hotel Pennsylvania will have to wait at least a few more years.Vornado Realty Trust — which owns so much property in the Penn Station area that it seems like a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly traded giant — has raised expectations more than once that it would replace the hotel with a spectacular new office tower.But Vornado President Michael J. Franco has put the kibosh on it for now. Asked by Sandler O’Neill analyst Alexander Goldfarb in a conference call about Vornado’s plan to raze what he called the “Forever Hotel Pennsylvania” for a new tower, Franco said, “The time is not here yet.”Any new development at the site would have to come after Vornado’ s planned redevelopments of PENN1 and PENN2, the office towers formerly known as One and Two Penn Plaza, Franco said. “We’re going to finish developing PENN1 and PENN2” first, he said. Those projects are just getting under way.The hal…

UAW president to take leave of absence amid federal corruption probe of union's leadership

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DETROIT — UAW President Gary Jones is taking a leave of absence as the federal corruption probe into the union’s top leadership escalates.The paid leave is effective Sunday, a day before voting on a new contract begins among Ford’s UAW employees. In late October, the UAW’s membership ratified a new four-year contract with General Motors, bringing a six-week strike to a close.UAW Vice President Rory Gamble, who led negotiations for the tentative agreement with Ford Motor Co., will serve as acting president, according to a statement from the UAW on Saturday.“The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a brighter future,” Jones said in a statement. “I do not want anything to distract from the mission. I want to do what’s best for the members of this great union.” Gamble also issued a statement, according to the union, saying the UAW would continue to fight for its members.Read more: UAW President Gary Jones to take leave of absence as corruption investigation escalatesB…