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Staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) conclude their visit to Burundi

Burundi’s economy remains resilient, although it faces headwinds from the effects of the war in Ukraine. Real GDP is expected to continue growing in 2022 and beyond. Inflationary pressures remain high, driven by rising food and energy prices; The current account deficit is expected to widen in 2022, mainly due to a higher import bill […]

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Creations for Conservation Art Show Benefits Animal Care at Pueblo Zoo

(PUEBLO, Colo.) – The Southern Colorado Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers will partner with the Pueblo Zoo for a conservation art exhibit with proceeds benefiting the Turtle Survival Alliance and animal care at the Pueblo Zoo. The Creations for Conservation Art Show will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to […]

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The energy crisis creates a new European order: a strong Italy and a sick Germany

MILAN/FRANKFURT, Sept 30 (Reuters) – In the weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Italian energy giant Eni (ENI.MI), has is embarked on a whirlwind of journeys to gas suppliers in Africa. The visits included meetings with officials in Algeria in February as well as talks in Angola, Egypt and […]

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When are visitors allowed to return?

After a visit Thursday by USDA inspectors, the Utica Zoo is preparing to reopen. “We’ve passed inspection…the zoo will be open tomorrow,” Utica Zoo executive director Andrea Heath told WIBX 950 Thursday afternoon. The zoo has been closed since Sunday and was awaiting USDA inspection. Heath told WIBX 950 there was a scheduling issue that […]

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126 Cute and Dangerous Animals That Might Make You Say “Aww”

Dangerous or dangerously adorable? This is the question that has been on our minds since we discovered the existence of the online community “Hardcore AWW”. A subreddit with 333,000 internet users, r/hardcoreaww invites people to share photos of wild, proud and powerful animals that could destroy you in the blink of an eye if they […]

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The average student borrower will see their monthly bill drop to as much as $300 a month when payments resume, says Department of Education

of President Joe Biden student loan relief will provide further relief to some borrowers when payments resume in January, according to the Department of Education. In a video released on Monday, CJ Powell, chief of staff for the Office of Post-Secondary Education, explained what borrowers can expect next year. For those who still have a […]

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319 wild animals illegally killed since August 1

SALT LAKE CITY – As we enter the fall hunting season, the Division of Wildlife Resources has released poaching numbers and reminded the public how to fight poaching in Utah. “During the hunts this fall, conservation officers contacted approximately 13,700 people and inspected the hunting licenses of 4,347 people from August 1 to September 23. […]

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Good news from around the world

We all need good news on the environmental front. In this series of monthly positive news blogs, we highlight current successes of the Greenpeace campaign, but also wins and wins for the wider social and environmental movement to boost us in our fight for people and the planet. . Thailand – No coal in Krabi […]

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Best things for kids to do in Houston this week: September 26 – October 2, 2022

Zoo Boo kicks off its month-long October celebration this weekend | Courtesy of Houston Zoo Look no further for the best kid-friendly activities to do in and around Houston this week, Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 2, 2022. This week, catch a beloved kid’s character on stage, catch some Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, kick […]

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Poverty and inflation: Egypt’s economy hit by global turmoil

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores sell last season’s winter clothes in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There is a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running out of foreign currency needed to buy essentials like grain […]

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Beacon Hill Park animal may have been a cougar, pedicab driver says

Two pedicab drivers were taking a group of seven tourists through the park around 7 p.m. Thursday when they spotted a large cat running along a cycle path in their direction. A Victoria pedicab driver says he thinks a big cat he saw in Beacon Hill Park this week was a young cougar. Soren Russow […]

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Jihad takes root in northern Benin

The assassination on September 14 of two customs officers a few days after the kidnapping of three people linked to the government, signals an alarming resurgence of jihadist violence in northern Benin (The 4 Truths, September 14, 2022). ACLED records 26 events of political violence staged in northern Benin attributed to the Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam […]

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EXPLANATOR | Who sets interest rates and how do they affect me?

Interest rates are the percentages at which you pay interest on a loan or earn interest on the money you save. The South African Reserve Bank sets a key interest rate known as the repurchase or repurchase rate, which is increased or decreased to manage inflation and the value of the rand. Banks borrow money […]

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Advocates push for preservation ahead of Plum Island closure

The property of the Plum Island Ferry Terminal. (Credit: Grant Parpan) Local stakeholders have called for a closer look at Plum Island as the federal government seeks to pack up and relocate the labs to Manhattan, Kan. The federal government put Plum Island up for sale in 2008, putting the land at risk of development. […]

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US gas prices climb for the first time in nearly 100 days – and remain 15% higher than last year

The US average for a gallon of gasoline rose to $3.681 on Wednesday from $3.674 on Tuesday, marking the first increase in 99 days, according to AAA data. A month ago, prices were $3.904 a gallon, while a year ago a gallon was $3.192, about 15% below the current rate. According to the AAA, Mississippi […]

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US urges China to tackle growing risk of global debt distress By Bloomberg

© Bloomberg. BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 04: Red flags flutter near the Chinese national emblem outside the Great Hall of the People where sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the National People’s Congress are held on March 4 March 2014 in Beijing, China. (Bloomberg) – A senior US Treasury official has urged […]

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Pakistan to teach animal welfare in schools

It is expected that the course will be introduced in educational institutions by the end of October. Sufi explained that the animal welfare course will mainly be included in one subject. It will be taught to students in grades five and up in private and public schools. The special lesson would be covered both in […]

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Cheetah Breeding: Kuno Project Requires Careful Handling

The translocation of eight Namibian cheetahs to Kuno National Park has created its share of controversy. While hailed as a great move to reintroduce an iconic big cat, it will take years of careful monitoring to ensure the cat thrives and it doesn’t turn out to be just a publicity exercise. We are […]

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Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo Celebrates International Red Panda Day

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – It was International Red Panda Day and Potter Park Zoo celebrated it on Sunday. Zoo visitors were able to learn more about red pandas with activities like scavenger hunts for children. The money is expected to be raised for The Red Panda Network, which is a conservation organization in Nepal working […]

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NGO seeks to tackle mass poisoning of vultures

A leading African conservation organization is exploring ways to use technology to curb the poisoning of vultures in Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. The two hunting reserves would be the most affected by the poisoning of the vultures. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), which is dedicated to the conservation […]

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As India welcomes 8 cheetahs from Namibia, ‘Abdullah’, ‘Hiba’ also make news

Abdullah and Hiba, two cheetahs, suddenly made headlines the day India received eight cats from Namibia. Read more [Abdullah, one of the two Cheetahs gifted to India by Saudi Arabia, is at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.] Hyderabad: Abdullah and Hiba, two cheetahs, suddenly made headlines the day India received eight cats from Namibia. Abdullah […]

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A manifesto to save the world’s coral gardens (commentary)

Coral reefs cover less than 3% of the ocean but contain a quarter of all marine life. After tropical rainforests, they are the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth. Fifty of the world’s top scientists recently set out a roadmap to save the world’s coral reefs. With urgent climate action and following this roadmap, these oases […]

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T20 World Cup squads: Sri Lanka and Pakistan announce squads, New Zealand to announce on September 20: follow live

T20 World Cup squads: Sri Lanka T20 WC squad – ICC’s September 15 deadline for announcing teams has passed. Pakistan announced their squad with the fitness of Shaheen Afridi. New Zealand and Sri Lanka have yet to announce their 15. The Kiwis took an extension from the ICC and announced head coach Gary Stead would […]

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Pandemic Readiness Test Failed

Mariana Mazzucato, LONDON – The pandemic is not over. While the summer of 2022 is very different from the summer of 2020, because we now have vaccines, treatments and a better understanding of the virus, that is not enough. Every week, 15,000 people still die from COVID-19. Poorer countries are still struggling to deploy vaccines, […]

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Latest shots at Fluke Back to the Front

You read correctly. Back to the front. With September 27, the last day of summer flounder season 22 fast approaching, the last few days are sure to be a scramble to get into flattered bite building. Many, and more, guardian-sized flukes remain in bays, lower sections of tidal rivers (such as the Manasquan and Shark), […]

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Wildlife and conservation professionals to attend TRLT Habitat Summit – The Stanly News & Press

Wildlife and conservation professionals will participate in the TRLT Habitat Summit Posted at 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 In less than a month, Three Rivers Land Trust will host its first Habitat Summit. The Habitat Summit was designed as a platform for wildlife biologists, foresters and natural resource professionals to share sound management […]

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Africa must remove barriers to cross-border trade to target food insecurity, warns IFPRI

African countries must improve their cross-border transport infrastructure or risk remaining vulnerable to shocks in global food supply chains, experts from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have warned following the publication the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report. Estimates. Structural problems remain Africa‘s food security has […]

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San Mateo police share footage of a mountain lion walking through a residential area

A cougar filmed crossing a residential area early Tuesday morning. San Mateo Police SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — San Mateo police shared video from a doorbell camera Tuesday that captured a mountain lion walking through a residential area. The camera recorded the feral cat sneaking past a house on Arroyo Ct. around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. […]

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Power sector crisis threatens business and economic growth – NACC boss

Acting Director General of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, Wofai Samuel, in an interview with KOLAWOLE OLANIYIdiscussed relevant issues affecting the Nigerian economy and the role of the chamber in promoting trade Nigeria’s annual inflation rate rose to 19.64% in July 2022, the highest since September 2005. Meanwhile, the national debt reached N41.6 billion in […]

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View from India: elephants are essential to ecological balance

India’s elephants are endangered. Dedicated corridors must be reserved for their protection. Uttarakhand, located at the foot of the Himalayas, recently made headlines for its elephant corridor. The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered the central government to consider giving the corridor ecologically sensitive status under the Environmental Protection Act. This corridor is within Jim Corbett […]

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The Many Roots of Mozambique’s Murderous Insurgency – Eurasia Review

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran* The conflict erupted in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province just years after some of Africa‘s biggest gas reserves were discovered in the offshore Rovuma basin. Mozambicans see this as a coincidence. A new study by the Institute for Security Studies and the Judicial Training Institute of Mozambique has conducted extensive field research […]

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China’s moves in Zambia could offer a hint of restructuring in Sri Lanka

Protesters in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 18, 2022. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg) Holders of defaulted Sri Lankan bonds are keeping one eye on the South Asian nation’s biggest creditors and the other on an African debt deal for clues as to how the restructuring might unfold. A $2.9 billion preliminary loan with the International Monetary Fund […]

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Endangered king turtle rescued from fisherman

A 14kg female king turtle, one of the critically endangered species that was released into the wild last year, was caught by a fisherman last week. WCS Cambodia A 14kg female king turtle, one of the critically endangered species that was released into the wild last year, was caught by a fisherman last week. Luckily, […]

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Stephen Miller and Brian Jack, Trump’s top aides, were among more than a dozen people subpoenaed for the DOJ’s sweeping January 6 investigation: NYT report

According to the New York Times, two former Trump advisers were subpoenaed this week as part of the Justice Department’s wide-ranging investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and beyond. Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior White House political adviser, and Brian Jack, Trump’s political director, were among more than a dozen people in […]

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Gas prices could rise as European and Asian suppliers rush to charter LNG carriers

With a global energy crisis looming, European and Asian natural gas suppliers are rushing to charter LNG carriers and that competition could potentially drive up gas prices, according to a new note from S&P Global. This is particularly problematic for Europe, which has already shelled out billions to secure gas supplies since Russia cut gas […]

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Feds cite local roadside zoo for elk death, after PETA tip

For immediate release:September 6, 2022 Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382 Roswell, New Mexico – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) slapped Spring River Park & ​​Zoo with a criticism, repeat quote after PETA reported that a moose broke its leg there and was euthanized. It is the second time in just over a year that the […]

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Priorities of agricultural groups’ aerial farms – AgriNews

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Crop insurance protection, market access and nutrition programs were among the top priorities expressed during a hearing session on the farm bill held on Farm Day. Illinois State Fair Agriculture Aug. 16. U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., heard feedback from representatives of seven farm groups and several participants at the session hosted […]

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Co Antrim exotic pet shop boss faces 44 animal welfare charges to fight case

Richard Potter is facing a total of 44 charges relating to alleged violations of animal welfare laws at the premises of his business, Jungle Pets. All of the alleged breaches are believed to have occurred between December 2019 and June 2020 at his Frosses Road store in Cloughmills, Co Antrim. Court documents have revealed the […]

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African Climate Week 2022: In Central Africa, the African Development Bank is collaborating with United Nations agencies to advance climate action | African development bank

The African Development Bank and several United Nations agencies – the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa, the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – join forces to advance climate action in Central Africa. This region is highly strategic in the fight against climate […]

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NGT Explains the Logic: Forest Conservation Supports Tribal Communities | MorungExpress

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS): The National Green Tribunal observed that the conservation of forest areas would not only be the protection of trees and greenery, but also the rich biological diversity, wildlife habitats and the whole ecology that has evolved over the centuries. and which supports a variety of flora and fauna and fauna, […]

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Anxiety in East Africa as Kenya’s Supreme Court settles election dispute

By Otieno Otieno By LUKE ANAMI The Supreme Court is expected to rule on nine issues raised by the petitioners regarding the integrity of the election and the legality of declaring Vice President William Ruto president-elect. It is a difficult time in Kenya as the country awaits the Supreme Court’s verdict on the presidential election […]

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‘It’s a sad day’: Bristol Zoo welcomes last visitors before closing | Zoological parks

FFor 186 years, visitors have flocked to Bristol Zoo Gardens and marveled at the sights and sounds of the animals that have lived there, including Alfred the gorilla, Roger the rhinoceros and Zebi the Asian elephant – the latter famous for removing and eating straw hats in Victorian times. On Saturday afternoon, the last guests […]

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BMO Harris BNP faces Fed Qss after admitting misinformation on labeling now confidential responses

BMO Harris BNP faces Fed Qss after admitting misinformation on labeling now confidential responses By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon StoryBBC – gbritish tutor – Honduras – ESPN FED COURT/S Bronx, Sept. 2 — Whether the U.S. Community Reinvestment Act will actually be enforced under the administration and its regulators remains an open question. Consider: Inner […]

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Two critically endangered female blue-billed hoccos born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institute of Conservation Biology in Washington, DC, announced the birth of 2 critically endangered female blue-billed hoccos. The first chick, Aluna, hatched on August 5, 2022, while her sister, Lulo, hatched on August 28, 2022. The chicks are the first offspring of Jackie, their 6-year-old mother. The 16-year-old father, […]

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NNPC Weekly: Kyari seeks more FDI in Nigeria’s energy sector

By Edith Ike-Eboh and Emmanuel Afonne Malam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) has urged investors to tap into the huge business potentials of the Nigerian energy sector to invest in the country. Kyari, speaking at the Nigerian-Indian Business Forum in Abuja, said that the […]

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Call for Animals | The star

Zoo Negara continues its adoption and sponsorship program to improve conditions for its population of 5,137 people. DURING the movement control order, Zoo Negara appealed for help to feed its animals. He posted a photo of a beetle that caught the eye of Malaysian rapper Wee Meng Chee, better known as Namewee. He reposted it […]

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Zambia’s debt relief will combine haircuts and maturity extensions

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LUSAKA, September 1 (Reuters) – Zambia’s debt restructuring will consist of a mix of haircuts on the initial value of loans and maturity extensions, a senior Zambian finance ministry official said on Thursday, after the Fund has approved a $1.3 billion program for the southern African […]

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Man mauled to death by lion after entering enclosure

In a shocking incident, a man was mauled to death by a lion after trying to enter its enclosure at a zoo in Ghana. The incident happened on August 28 at Accra Zoo in Ghana’s capital. A man mauled to death by a lion Security guards on a routine patrol noticed the middle-aged man had […]

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Agusto & Co forecasts 16.5% growth in loans to the banking sector

Agusto & Co. Limited, a pan-African credit rating agency and market intelligence provider, forecast lending in the banking sector to increase by 16.5%. It revealed this in its “2022 Nigerian Banking Sector Annual Report”, which provided a comprehensive review of the Nigerian banking sector and near-term expectations for the industry. He said, “Agusto & Co. […]

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Virginia National Zoo Site Experts Try to Save Wood Turtles

Comment this story Comment They are brown, red and black, the size of a football and in serious trouble. Now, local conservationists are launching an effort to track wood turtles to help struggling species survive in the DC area. Wood turtles were once abundant from Maine to Virginia, but in recent decades their population has […]

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Reinvent the water sector in Africa by 2063

PETER MAKWANYA Pierre MakwanyaAGENDA 2063, is the African development narrative and paradigm, aiming to articulate and put forward the concept of the Africa We Want. A number of development agendas are central to Africa’s sustainable development frameworks, but with climate change adaptation guiding and shaping the Africa we want, it is the water sector that […]

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Q&A: Joe Montisano, Director of the El Paso Zoo | Questions and answers

The job is a bit wild and hairy for Joe Montisano. As director of the El Paso Zoo, he oversees everything from programming to new exhibits at the 35-acre municipal facility located in Paisano in south-central El Paso. He has been at the zoo for three years and has extensive experience across the United States […]

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Central Bank exposes Egypt’s external debt in Q1 2022

Egypt’s external debt recorded $157.8 billion in March 2022, up about $19.9 billion from June 2021. Despite the 22-year increase in net loan and facility disbursements, $2 billion, the depreciation of the other currencies comprising the foreign debt exchange rate vis-à-vis the US dollar resulted in a $2.3 billion decline in the book value. Breakdown […]

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Wild animals suffer, lack food, companions, space, laments park director

The director of the Jos animal park, Sakburkya Mohammed, has denounced the deplorable conditions which have left the animals malnourished and without companions for breeding. Mr. Mohammed also lamented the encroachment of the conservation park by human activities. The conservationist on the poor state of wildlife welfare in an interview Saturday in Jos. He noted […]

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The Eastern Mediterranean unties the Gordian knot of Europe’s energy dependence

Eager to show some political achievements at the postponed second Russia-Africa summit in mid-June 2023, the Russians are rushing to lay the first concrete for the second unit of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Russia has signed on to build nuclear power plants in a number of African […]

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Law enforcement shoots and captures a mountain lion in Hollister

He is transported to the Oakland Zoo. This article was written by BenitoLink intern Juliana Luna Authorities shoot and capture a mountain lion in Hollister on August 26 around 10 a.m. The mountain lion is transported to the Oakland Zoo. According to a police news release, at around 4:42 a.m., a resident of the 1400 […]

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Grindrod achieves strong intermediate performance

JSE-listed Grindrod delivered a strong performance for the six months ended June 30, delivering good earnings growth across its core businesses. This was underpinned by strength in mineral commodity markets and Grindrod Bank continues to perform well thanks to favorable net interest margins, the outgoing CEO said. Andre Waller said during a presentation of the […]

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Putting the “USDA Organic” Label on a Stronger Path to Animal Welfare A Humane World

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson There are more than 60 million farm animals raised each year to USDA organic program standards, and more can now be done to support better welfare for animals raised for food. Kathy Milani/The HSUS The United States Department of Agriculture is currently accepting public comment on its proposed organic […]

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Lars Windhorst agrees to repay 550 million euros to H2O in “weeks”

Lars Windhorst has pledged to hand over more than €500m to H2O Asset Management within weeks, which would clear a significant chunk of the controversial financier’s debts to the struggling investment firm. Windhorst, a 45-year-old German entrepreneur with a checkered business history, is late repaying more than a billion euros to H2O, a former star […]

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Viral video: In this unique zoo, humans are imprisoned in cages while animals roam free

The Udayavani team, August 24, 2022, 3:34 PM IST Screenshot from Twitter video Needless to say, it is quite sad to see powerful wild animals like lions and tigers, imprisoned in cages and exposed to the world. These animals that otherwise roam wild and free are removed from their natural habitat and endure a life […]

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Inflation is slamming blacks in the US – here’s how to slam back

By ReShonda Tate, Defender News Network With prices hitting the highest rates the United States has seen in more than 40 years, black families are bearing the brunt of inflation. Researchers say black families will suffer the most because they lag behind their white counterparts in income, wealth, financial savings and home ownership. However, with […]

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WA ecosystems are changing. Conservation efforts are also

The 40-acre bog is covered in red, orange, and green sphagnum moss, giving the wetland the appearance of a dated shag carpet. The mat compresses with every step Rocchio takes, like a waterlogged memory foam mattress that springs back into place as he takes his weight off. The less decomposed, the more elastic, says Rocchio, […]

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Rwanda: Why the Bar has suspended nearly 100 lawyers

The Rwanda Bar Association (RBA) has suspended 96 lawyers for various professional offences, including failure to pay annual dues on time. The suspensions, according to the President of the Bar, Moïse Nkundabarashi, range from one month to one year, depending on the seriousness of the offence. The new times has since learned that 20 lawyers […]

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Five things to know to start your Monday

FG to address tariff deficits in the electricity sector The federal government said it had begun to take steps to address tariff shortfalls in the electricity sector. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the remark during his speech at the inauguration of the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Company (NELMCO) Board of Directors. The Vice President said […]

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Kellie Harrington teams up with animal welfare charity ahead of major fundraising campaign

The Dubliner has given her support to the next Pups in the Park which will take place at the city’s Marlay Park on September 10 and 11. “Animal welfare is something I am passionate about and it is truly an honor to support today’s charity announcement,” said the Olympic champion. “I would ask other dog […]

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Climate change: bears and bison are more resilient than mice and lemmings, study finds

A recent study examines how various mammals are responding to climate change. Bison and bears are examples of long-lived, low-breeding animals that are more resilient than small, short-lived animals like lemmings and mice. As the average global temperature rises, extreme weather events such as prolonged droughts and torrential downpours are becoming more frequent, which will […]

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Cryptocurrency has been touted as the key to black wealth creation. But critics say the investment is too high a risk.

At the time, Williams didn’t know much about cryptocurrency but decided to invest just over $200 to see where it would take him. “Nobody knew what it was,” Williams said. “But it was going to change the world. So I was drinking a lot of crypto Kool-Aid.” Cryptocurrency – decentralized digital currency such as bitcoin […]

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Animal advocates call for withdrawal of Mediterraneo Park zoo license

Animal Liberation Malta has written to the Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Welfare asking her to withdraw Mediterraneo Park’s license to operate a zoo. The park, according to the organization, should become a rehabilitation center for aquatic species. The letter follows the lead poisoning deaths of three dolphins at Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq Park last year. Mediterraneo offers […]

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Nigeria’s Edo State goes back to the future with palm oil production

In the 1960s, Nigeria was the world’s largest producer of palm oil. Today, palm oil has become one of the most versatile oils and can be found in almost everything. The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that it is found in up to 50% of the packaged products we find in supermarkets around the […]

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William Ruto charts new economic course after Kenyan election victory

William Ruto’s victory in Kenya’s hotly contested presidential election – billed as a battle between ‘scammers’ and ‘dynasties’ – will herald a new dawn for East Africa‘s most stable democracy, assuming the result be upheld by the Kenyan courts. In a contested election, Ruto, the current vice president, cast himself as an anti-establishment outsider and […]

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Details posted in North Fort Myers pet store under investigation

NORTH FORT MYERS Wildlife investigators cited a wildlife facility in North Fort Myers and seized animals after finding feces festering in animal enclosures and standing water with apparent mosquito infestations. In one case, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigator said four dead rats were decomposing on top of a bird enclosure at the […]

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Artisanal gold mining in South Africa is out of control. Mistakes that brought him here

Illegal and unregulated artisanal gold mining in the Witwatersrand Basin, located south of the South African province of Gauteng, poses a growing threat to community, industrial and state security. Reports of turf wars between rival gangs or shootouts between illegal miners and security guards are commonplace. Tracy Lynn Field, University of the Witwatersrand But recent […]

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FirstFT: New UK lender plans 50-year fixed rate mortgages

This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe/Africa Where Americas edition to send it straight to your inbox every weekday morning Hello. A new lender has won a license from UK financial regulators to offer fixed-rate mortgages of up to 50 years in a bid to help borrowers […]

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Four new professors join the College of Natural Resources and the Environment | VTX

In the spring, Elizabeth “Beth” Nyboer, a freshwater ecologist and conservation social scientist, will join the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation as an assistant professor. Nyboer’s research explores how anthropogenic stressors affect freshwater ecosystems and the fish, fisheries and fishing communities they support. “My specific areas of interest include understanding the impacts of climate […]

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Kenya: The Economic Legacy of Uhuru Kenyatta – Big Promises, Low Deliveries

Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, ascended to the presidency of Kenya in March 2013. This followed a disputed poll which they won with a narrow majority of 50.3% of the votes cast. They took office shortly after the enactment of Kenya’s progressive constitution in 2010. This gave them the unique responsibility of leading […]

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OKC Zoo Announces African Lioness Dunia Is Pregnant | Community

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Zoo is roaring with excitement this World Lion Day, an annual event on August 10 that celebrates the majestic African lion, with the thrilling announcement that its African lioness, Dunia, is pregnant ! Dunia, 6, is due to give birth to her first baby at the end of September […]

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Turkmenistan’s energy relations with China: an important energy link

Mozambique is increasingly stepping up its efforts in the production of liquefied natural gas and therefore becoming one of the suitable reliable suppliers of Europe. While it may not replace Russia cutting gas exports as a reciprocal action against members of the European Union, Mozambique is ultimately seeking revenue from its natural resources. Mozambique’s National […]

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Sea turtles hold firm this summer but danger beckons

MELBOURNE, Fla. — As the sun rises over sea turtle nests across the Space Coast, biologists are seeing new glimmers of hope. Many feared for the future of Florida’s three most endangered types of sea turtles – green, loggerhead and leatherback turtles – but this year, evidence suggests they are bouncing back. This is especially […]