Planting a forest on the Aral’s dried-out seabed

Image caption The town of Moynaq was once Uzbekistan’s main fishing port on the Aral Sea The loss of the Aral Sea in central Asia is an ecological disaster. Toxic chemicals in the exposed sea bed have caused widespread health problems. Can an ambitious project to plant millions of trees save the Karakalpak people of Uzbekistan? Seventy-eight-year-old Almas Tolvashev shuffles through the sand towards the rusting hulk of a fishing boat. The lighthouse that keeps…

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Chelsea Clinton Points To Right-Wing Hypocrisy In Samantha Bee Outrage

“Feckless cunt,” the fiery insult that comedian Samantha Bee flung at first daughter Ivanka Trump on Wednesday night, rankled many conservatives, who said Bee crossed a line.  The White House called for TBS to cancel her show,“Full Frontal.” But at least one observer saw hypocrisy in all the backlash.  Oliver Willis, a writer at the progressive news site Shareblue, unearthed a 1994 interview in which musician Ted Nugent used the same c-word to refer to then-first lady Hillary Clinton.…

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‘I bought my mum a flat just by renting out my camera kit’

Image copyright Antonio Salvani Image caption Antonio never imagined his camera rentals would fund a flat for his mum Doca Peer-to-peer “sharing economy” tech platforms have mushroomed in the last decade, but very few have rivalled Airbnb or Uber in size, largely because consumers have found them difficult to trust. So how are tech firms rising to this challenge? When photographer Antonio Salvani, 36, was commissioned to do a wedding, he realised he didn’t have…

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Websites or software where I can record cricket data : Cricket

So it’s summer here and we have just started playing cricket. Recreational stuff. I was hoping to input the bois data so I can track top runscorer, top wicket taker and just generally how everyone does against each other. I was also hoping to delve a bit deeper and look at how each player plays against certain players, how strike rates change for spin and seam and so. Right now EXCEL looks the best bet,…

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Stills may keep kneeling during anthem in 2018

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills said Thursday he will consider whether to continue kneeling during the national anthem when the season gets closer. Nov 19, 2017; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith (29) during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The NFL recently implemented a new policy ordering players to stand for the national anthem…

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Backstory: Using satellites to count buildings in South China Sea

HONG KONG – Shrouded in Chinese military secrecy and hidden from the eyes of journalists, Beijing’s build-up of man-made islands on reefs deep in the maritime heart of Southeast Asia is a vexing story to report. FILE PHOTO: Chinese structures are pictured in Subi Reef at disputed South China Sea, April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo Reuters deputy head of graphics Simon Scarr, based in Singapore, had previously dealt with private sector satellite imagery…

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This 98-Year-Old Woman Is the Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World, and We Love Her Advice About How to Stay Positive

This 98-Year-Old Woman Is the Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World, and We Love Her Advice About How to Stay Positive – Health This 98-Year-Old Woman Is the Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World, and We Love Her Advice About How to Stay Positive Search Source link

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Sleeping Lion pearl sold at auction in The Hague for $374,000

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The pearl is known as the Sleeping Lion because of its unusual shape The world’s largest freshwater pearl, the so-called Sleeping Lion, has sold at auction for €320,000 ($374,000). However the pearl, which is 7cm (2.75in) long and weighs more than 153g (5.4oz) and was once owned by Catherine the Great, did not reach its estimate. The Venduehuis auction house in The Hague said this was the first auction of…

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