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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 […]

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Paul Eardley-Taylor to discuss financing Africa’s energy future at Africa Energy Week (AEW) 2022

At the continent’s premier event for the African oil and gas industry – African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) 2022 – discussions will largely focus on how the continent will finance the development of its energy resources. As the world begins to see Africa as a potential supplier of global oil and gas demand in 2022, […]

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‘El Jefe’ the jaguar, famous in the United States, photographed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – They call him “El Jefe”, he’s at least 12 years old and his crossing of the heavily guarded US-Mexico border sparked celebrations on both sides. “El Jefe” – or “The Boss” – is one of the oldest recorded jaguars along the border, one of the few known to have crossed a border […]

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Naira overvalued by 200%, can be devalued – Rewane

The Nigerian currency is overvalued by 200% and the Investors and Exporters Window (I&E) exchange rate could be devalued next month, Bismarck Rewane, managing director of Financial Derivatives Company Limited (FDC). The naira has depreciated against the dollar in the Nigerian foreign exchange market in recent weeks. It fell to N431 per dollar, its lowest […]

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Big cats deserve protection – Marin Independent Journal

Two years ago, we wrote about “Tiger King,” the popular show that was fun for some and horrifying for others. While the show’s producers were clearly more interested in the salacious aspects of the personal lives of the people being profiled, one surprising (and welcome) outcome has been renewed discussion about the plight of big […]

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India has opportunity to regain influence in South Asia – The Diplomat

Advertising Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has led to the fall political and socio-economic consequences for the residents of the island nation. But beyond its effects on national stability, this crisis also has important implications for energy competition between India and China in South Asia. The current situation could hamper China’s intention to increase its regional […]

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Exotic Creatures and Classic Cars Draw Large Crowds at Park Festival in Rostraver

Things got a little wild on Sunday at the annual August Fun Fest, as attendees of the free event got a close look at wild and exotic creatures including a blue-tongued skink and an albino bull snake. Addy Otis, 10, from McMurray, was able to gently touch the snake’s tail, as were her brother, Sawyer, […]

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Zoo keepers help animals beat the heat: NPR

Zoos across the country are taking several steps to help animals beat the heat this summer. Eric Gay/AP hide caption toggle caption Eric Gay/AP Zoos across the country are taking several steps to help animals beat the heat this summer. Eric Gay/AP As large swaths of the United States face extreme heat this summer, zoos […]

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Rare ‘El Jefe’ jaguar that roamed Arizona spotted across the border

A famous jaguar that roamed the mountains of southern Arizona for several years before disappearing in 2015 has appeared more than 100 miles (160 km) south of Mexico, conservation biologists say. Mexican non-profit group Profauna said this week that the big cat known as El Jefe was photographed at an undisclosed mountainous location in central […]

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Marinica names provisional CHAN squad – Malawi 24

Flames head coach Mario Marinica has named a 28-man provisional squad set to enter camp on Sunday in preparation for the TotalEnergies Algeria 2022 African Nations Championship second qualifying round against Mozambique. The Flames will host Mozambique at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday August 27, 2022, before traveling to Maputo for the second […]

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Secure space! Animals captured in deadly fires in France are back home

More than 370 animals, including lions and monkeys, from Arachon Zoo in France had to be evacuated early as a dangerous forest fire threatened their lives. While many found refuge in other zoos, some 14 of them died because they could not bear the stress 1/seven Home sweetness! After a wildfire swept through France in […]

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AIR LEASE CORP MANAGEMENT REPORT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Form 10-Q)

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read together with our Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes included in Part I, Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Insight Air Lease Corporation (the “Company”, “ALC”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is a leading aircraft leasing company […]

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Kay’s Cuts: The Spanish Meat Industry’s $3.65 Billion Effort Towards Better Animal Welfare and Sustainability

A monthly column written on the global beef trade by Steve Kay, editor of US Cattle Buyers Weekly I have just returned from a ten day trip to Spain, one of my favorite countries to visit in Europe. I stayed mostly in Barcelona and once again enjoyed its beauty, culture, food and more. I also […]

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Oakland Zoo Says Pescadero Lion Cub ‘Very Healthy’ | New

The Oakland Zoo is pleased to report that “Sage,” the mountain lion cub rescued from a classroom at Pescadero High School on June 2, has improved significantly since his admission. “(He) is doing great,” said Isabella Linares, marketing manager at the Oakland Zoo. “He’s definitely at a better weight than before.” When admitted in early […]

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Lost parrots return to Brazil

The Spix’s Macaw has returned to live freely in its native Brazil after disappearing in the wild thanks to a remarkable and pioneering international conservation effort. The parrot’s predicament was highlighted in the 2011 animated film Rio, which told the story of a caged Spix’s Macaw named Blue. The film was not only a box […]

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Coverage of imports at six-year low with the cancellation of the obligation

Market News Coverage of imports at six-year low with the cancellation of the obligation Tuesday 02 August 2022 The Central Bank of Kenya building in Nairobi. PICTURES | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG Kenya’s import cover fell to its lowest level in six and a half years after the National Treasury canceled more than $1 billion […]