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first_imgIncendie : les flammes ont dévasté 1.000 hectares du parc national de La RéunionLa Réunion – Une semaine après que le feu s’est déclaré dans la zone du Maïdo, au cœur du parc national de La Réunion, ce sont près de mille hectares qui sont à l’heure actuelle partis en fumée. Le feu s’est subitement intensifié samedi et, en une seule après-midi, a ravagé quelque 500 hectares de forêt primaire. Le préfet Michel Lalande s’est alors vu contraint de demander une aide supplémentaire à la métropole, qui avait déjà envoyé hommes et matériel la semaine dernière.À lire aussiL’étrange comportement d’une flamme dans l’espace”Nous n’avons pas pu tenir l’objectif d’éviter la propagation du feu vers le sud en raison d’un vent fort et tournant”, a expliqué le directeur de l’Office national des forêts (ONF), Hervé Houin. Jusqu’à samedi, les deux foyers d’incendie qui s’étaient déclenchés lundi avaient déjà détruit 500 hectares de forêt, au cœur du Parc national de la Réunion qui vient d’être classé par l’Unesco au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité.Alors que les pompiers attendaient ce week-end une accalmie, plusieurs d’entre eux, ont été soudainement “encerclés par les flammes et ont dû être évacués par hélicoptère”, a indiqué le colonel Jacques Vandebeulque, directeur du Service départemental d’incendie et de secours. Le nombre d’hectares ravagés ayant été porté à un millier, l’ONF craint aujourd’hui que la situation ne s’aggrave encore.Plus de 300 personnes sont mobilisées jour et nuit pour tenter de maîtriser les feux, et comme l’a annoncé le préfet, un avion bombardier d’eau Dash 8 de la Sécurité civile devrait venir en renfort. L’appareil peut transporter douze tonnes d’eau, soit le double des Canadair qui ne peuvent pas intervenir à plus de 1.500 mètres d’altitude. Rappelons que le parc national est situé à 1.800 mètres.Le 18 octobre 2010 à 17:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgDes militants montent sur le toit d’une centrale électrique en PologneLundi matin, des militants de l’organisation Greenpeace ont escaladé une cheminée d’une centrale électrique en Pologne pour protester contre l’utilisation d’un mélange de lignite et de bois comme carburant écologique.Plusieurs manifestants de l’organisation écologiste Greenpeace ont escaladé ce lundi matin une cheminée de la centrale polonaise de cogénération de Turow. Les huit personnes de nationalités différentes ont voulu par ce geste protester contre l’utilisation du mélange de lignite et de bois comme carburant écologique. “L’utilisation de ce mélange est injustement considérée comme un moyen de production de l’énergie verte qui bénéficie de subventions”, a ainsi affirmé Greenpeace dans un communiqué.En outre, les militants ont voulu interpeller le ministre polonais de l’Économie qui réfléchit à un nouveau projet de loi sur les énergies renouvelables et l’inciter à exclure ce mélange de la liste des carburants dit verts. Lukasz Witkowski, le porte-parole du groupe énergétique polonais PGE, propriétaire de la centrale a expliqué à l’AFP : “les manifestants se trouvent sur la couronne d’une des cheminées de refroidissement de la centrale de Turow. La décision a été prise de ne pas éteindre la centrale. Une cellule de crise a aussitôt été mise sur pied ce matin, afin d’évaluer le danger pour la vie et la santé des manifestants. Elle a conclu qu’il n’y avait pas de nécessité d’éteindre les installations”.Une banderole portant la mention “charbon + bois,  ce n’est pas de l’énergie verte” a également été déployée par les manifestants aux alentours de midi. La centrale de Turow en Pologne produit près de 7% de l’énergie du pays, majoritairement à base du lignite. Elle possède aussi deux installations à biomasse d’origine forestière.Le 19 mars 2012 à 20:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgPORTLAND — A Vancouver man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Portland to conspiring with at least two other people to import, manufacture and distribute synthetic drugs.Ryan Ahidjou “Bo” Scott, 33, is expected to face eight years in prison and has been ordered to forfeit more than $5 million to the federal government, The Oregonian reported.Court documents say Scott and his partners imported raw and unregulated chemicals from Peru and China to manufacture and distribute designer drugs marketed under names such as “K2,” ”Orisha” and “Vesuvius.”Scott is accused of selling the synthetic drugs out of a warehouse in Vancouver to gas stations, convenience stores and head shops around the country. Sales from KTW Enterprises Ltd. topped $5 million between 2009 and 2012, according to court documents.They labeled their products as “incense” or “summoning powder” and put disclaimers on packaging that said “Not for Human Consumption.”But prosecutors say the products were sold to be ingested or inhaled to produce a high similar to street drugs.Synthetic or “designer” drugs have become increasingly popular with teens and young adults, but have not been approved for human consumption or medical use and can be more potent than natural marijuana. The U.S. Department of Justice says the synthetic drugs are being abused and have led to increasing in overdoses, emergency room visits, organ damage and overdose deaths.last_img read more

first_imgSofia Vergara strips down for the cover of a health magazineGetty ImagesSofia Vergara sure knows how to turn up the heat, even if it is with a sultry throwback snap. The Modern Family star shared a photo from when she was in her twenties.The actress posted a gorgeous snap of herself topless at the beach. Reportedly TV star’s caption read, ‘#tbt #miami #the 90’s.’ Sofia Vergara has been around Hollywood for decades but it was with Modern Family that she got her big break. The actress started off with bit parts and a TV shows that didn’t last more than one season, but she kept on going and now Sofia is part of a hit TV show and is arguably a household name.It is known that Sofia has been nominated for four Emmys and four Golden Globes for her performance as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s hit show and that she is married to Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello. Vergara and Manganiello’s careers have only grown since they tied the knot. But as the actress revealed to ET, it’s her ambition and entrepreneurial spirit that her husband might love most about her.  Sofia VergaraReuters”He loves that I love to work, that I love to be creative, that I’m always planning my ventures, that I’m always excited about work and about business,” she gushed. “He loves that.” Joe is set to play the villain Deathstroke in the upcoming Batman solo movie. Though Ben Affleck is out as Batman, the solo Batman movie is still moving ahead. Deathstroke is a formidable Batman villain with an impressive physique, Joe will have no problem with the role as a stellar physique is something that both Joe and Sofia have in common. You can check out the pic here:last_img read more

Minni faces police interrogation over Rifat murder

first_imgMinniPolice took Aysha Siddika Minni to the police superintendent’s office on Tuesday morning for interrogation over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif in broad daylight, reports UNB.A team of police went to Minni’s residence near Barguna Police Lines around 9:45am and took her to the SP’s office, said witnesses.However, SP Maruf Hossain said police brought Minni to his office to take her deposition as a witness in the murder case.Md Humayun Kabir, inspector of Sadar police station and the investigation officer of the case, and the SP were taking her deposition under section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for the sake of investigation, he said.Police also sought Minni’s cooperation to identify the murder suspects, according to the SP office.The new development came after Rifat’s father Dulal Sharif and locals demanded Minni’s arrest alleging that she had part to the gruesome murder of her husband.At a press conference at Barguna Press Club on Saturday night, Dulal Sharif demanded the arrest of his daughter-in-law to investigate whether she had colluded with the killers.He had alleged that Minni concealed the matter that she was previously married to Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond, the prime accused of the Rifat murder case who was killed in an alleged gunfight with police on 2 July, and she used to visit Nayan’s house frequently.Besides, instead of trying to protect Rifat on the day, she was busy with herself and even ‘helped the killers’, according to Dulal.He raised a 10-point allegation against Minni who has been made the first witness in the case.Besides, locals formed a human chain on the Barguna Press Club premises on Sunday morning to press for the same demand.Many people, including Rifat’s father Dulal Sharif, took part in the human-chain programme.Soon after the human chain, Minni arranged a press conference at her father’s house where she claimed that propaganda was being spread against her to protect the murderers. “My father-in-law (Dulal Sharif) is sick and he has no balance.”She alleged that a vested group has been out to implicate her in the case through misguiding her father-in-law so that the accused get released.About the claim that she had previously married to Nayan Bond, Minni refuted it, saying, “Why hadn’t Nayan stood in my way when I married Rifat if I had earlier married him?”Police have so far arrested 13 people in connection with the Rifat murder. Seven of them have confessed to their involvement in the murder.A video clip of the murder captured in a surveillance camera went viral on social media. It showed criminals hacking Rifat Sharif brutally in broad daylight in front of Barguna Govt College while his wife Minni was trying to save him.Rifat was sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal where he died.Dulal Sharif, the father of Rifat, filed a case against 12 people.last_img read more

The Ruminant Genome Project reveals the secret lives of deer

first_img Play Deer recruit cancer genes in rapid antler regeneration and at the same time their tumor suppressor genes changed a lot. Credit: Dr. Wen Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Mr. Zhe Si Citation: The Ruminant Genome Project reveals the secret lives of deer (2019, June 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-ruminant-genome-reveals-secret-deer.html Three teams of researchers working independently have conducted three specific studies of ruminants—a class of mammals that obtains nutrients from plants by fermenting it in chambered stomachs. The work was part of an overall project called, quite naturally, the Ruminant Genome Project. All three teams were made up of members from several institutions in China and a few other countries. All three groups have published their findings in the journal Science. Also, Dai Fei Elmer Ker and Yunzhi Peter Yang with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Stanford University, respectively, have published a Perspective piece outlining the work by the three teams in the same journal issue. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further More information: Lei Chen et al. Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aav6202 Yu Wang et al. Genetic basis of ruminant headgear and rapid antler regeneration, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aav6335 Zeshan Lin et al. Biological adaptations in the Arctic cervid, the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aav6312 Glowing antlers failed, so Finns try app to save reindeercenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Domesticated ruminants such as sheep and cows are important to humans. Others are important because of their unique physical characteristics. Deer antlers, for example, grow exceptionally quickly, and reindeer live in the Arctic without freezing or suffering depression due to long winter nights. In this new effort, all three teams sought to learn more about particular aspects of these unique mammals.In the first study, the researchers assembled the genomes of 44 ruminants covering all six members of the Ruminantia families. They created a phylogenetic tree for the group, which helped to clear up some of the mysteries in the family history. It also showed that the group as a whole suffered severe declines in population coinciding with humans migrating out of Africa.The work by the second team involved studying ruminant headgear—horns, antlers, pronghorns and ossicones. They found that despite their physical differences, the bony headgear shared many similarities. They also found that the reason deer antlers regenerate so quickly is because they exploit cancer-associated signaling paths. The deer also have tumor-suppressing genes that prevent tumors from growing in their antlers—information that could be useful in cancer research. Journal information: Science PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play Particular adaptations of reindeer to the polar area. Credit: Dr. Wen Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Mr. Zhe Si The third team focused most specifically on reindeer—they wanted to know how the deer manage to survive in such a cold, harsh environment, and why they do not succumb to depression during long, dark winters. To find out, they studied the reindeer genome and discovered that reindeer have unique genes related to metabolizing vitamin D and circadian arrhythmicity, and also for female antler growth. And their unique digestive system helps them survive on limited plant growth. © 2019 Science X Networklast_img read more

A seasons affair

first_imgDue to popular demand, Palate Fest returns with a special treat to tide you over until the next autumn fest. Palate ‘Mini’- cozier and more compact, gives you a chance to experience a taste of Palate Fest in a more intimate way.Aditi Kapoor and Ruchi Sibal, in association with NDMC, kick start this spring with Palate Mini 2015 – Delhi’s most delicious weekend.The festival will feature some of Delhi’s most upcoming and popular eateries whipping up some lip-smacking preparations, along with a food market for gourmet products.Highlights of the festival will be over 15 leading cafes participating in the fest. Market Square with 30 ‘Shoplets’ for Indian and International gourmet products and ingredients and live entertainment all three days will keep the visitors spellbound.Come and witness the Delhi’s Most Delicious Spring weekend!Where: Nehru Park, When: March 13 – 15 Timing: 1 PM till 11 PMlast_img read more

French Consul General pays visit to Chandannagar

first_imgKolkata: The Consul General of France in Kolkata, Virginie Corteval, made a day-long visit to Chandannagar, a former French colony, as part of an effort to shape the people-to-people contact between France and Bengal. As a tourist, she had visited the town about 20 years ago. In a statement issued on Sunday, Corteval said she took great pride in announcing that “we are formalising our relationship and institutionalising our partnership, working as collaborators between the government, private sector and civil society.” During her visit, the diplomat also dropped in at some Jagaddhatri Puja pandals and learnt about their themes. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Jagaddhatri Puja is a major festival of the heritage town that attracts crowds from all over West Bengal. She thanked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her commitment to develop “river tourism along the river Hooghly.” The diplomat referred to the ‘Bonjour India’ initiative of France and said the restoration and reuse of the Registry Office building in Chandannagar has given impetus to a proposal to revitalise and redevelop the entire Strand area of the town. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChandannagar, formerly spelt as Chandernagore, situated on the banks of the Hooghly, became a French colony in 1673 when France wanted to set up a trading post. The French lost the town to the British in 1757 and regained control of it in 1816. It remained a French territory in India till 1950. “We are very grateful to the Government of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Minister of Tourism Goutam Deb, Minister of State for information and Culture Indranil Sen…” for their endeavour to widen this initiative to not just restoring buildings but creating livelihood opportunities and economic development for the people of this town,” the consul general said.last_img read more

Clashes Over the Future of Gene Therapy and Crispr at the

first_imgMegan MolteniCrispr Isn’t Enough Any More. Get Ready for Gene Editing 2.0 Megan MolteniCrispr’s Next Big Debate: How Messy Is Too Messy? More on Crispr Megan MolteniCrispr Therapeutics Plans Its First Clinical Trial for Genetic Diseasecenter_img For one dizzying, schmooze and booze-filled week every January, thousands of tech execs, VCs, and investment bankers grind their way through a four-day slog of panel sessions, poster presentations, networking meetings, and cocktail-drenched after-hours parties in their industry’s premier orgiastic dealmaking event. And no, we’re not talking about CES.On Monday, the Westin St. Francis hotel in downtown San Francisco opened its doors to the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the country’s largest biotech convention. Everyone is there either to disrupt or to be disrupted. And while some companies were there to hawk the buzziest in far-future thinking—blockchain-based everything! fully robotic operating rooms!—others came to celebrate the very real, very current progress of a field 30 years in the making: gene therapy. And the promise of a much newer technology, Crispr, to propel the long-standing field forward with even greater momentum.After decades of setbacks, gene therapy—a loosely defined umbrella term for any technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease—is finally here. In December, the field got its very first FDA approval with Luxturna, which corrects a defective gene in a rare, inherited retinal disease. With a half dozen more treatments in late-stage trials and an unusually open-minded FDA commissioner in Washington, the industry is expecting a flurry of new approvals this year.Which is going to throw a wrench in the health insurance industry. Because gene therapies are one-time, curative treatments, they break the traditional insurance model, which is designed to make multiple small payments over time. “We recognize that the products in this space create reimbursement challenges to the normal way of doing business,” said Janet Lambert, CEO of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, during her presentation Monday on the state of of the cell and gene therapy industry.Lambert’s lobbying roadmap for 2018 includes helping insurance companies understand what to do with a new gene therapy like Luxturna, which cures blindness with a single, $850,000 injection into the eye. Ranked by sticker price, it’s the most expensive medicine in America. Spark Therapeutics, the company that makes Luxturna, argues that the six-figure price tag isn’t actually that unreasonable, if you factor in all the costs that patients with the inherited retinal disease would have racked up in a lifetime of seeking better care.But because their clinical trial patients haven’t been followed long enough to determine if the treatment benefits are actually durable for a whole lifetime, Spark has received significant pushback from insurers. As a result, the company is already exploring a some creative new pricing models. It announced last week that it’s offering a rebate program based on the treatment’s effectiveness at 30 to 90 days and again at 30 months with one East Coast provider, and is in talks about expanding it to other insurers, Spark CEO Jeffrey Marrazzo said at JPM. He said Spark is also in discussions with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a multi-year installment plan option. Either of these could soon serve as a model for how gene therapies might be made available to patients without cutting the legs out from under the healthcare system. That’s a problem the Crispr companies in attendance at JPM don’t have to worry about yet. But they’re hoping gene therapy will have figured it out by the time Crispr-based medicines are patient-ready and FDA-approved. The first trial in humans isn’t expected to launch until later this year. But the Big Three—Editas Medicine, Intellia Therapeutics, and Crispr Therapeutics—had other hurdles to contend with.Over the weekend, headlines metastasized across the internet about a new study suggesting Crispr might not work in humans at all. Published on pre-print server bioRxiv by a Stanford scientist who is also a scientific founder of Crispr Therapeutics, the non peer-reviewed study found that up to 79 percent of humans could already be immune to the most common forms of Crispr, called Crispr-Cas9, which come from two strains of Staphylococcus.The timing was pretty terrible, and all three companies’ stocks took serious hits Monday morning, even as investors crowded into ballrooms to hear Crispr execs speak. The controversy made for one of the more tense moments of a gene therapy panel, when Sandy Macrae, CEO of rival gene editing tech company Sangamo, which uses zinc-finger nucleases, poked at Crispr Therapeutics chief scientific officer, Bill Lundberg. “That’s why we use human tools to edit humans,” he said.The crowd of about a thousand swiftly inhaled. (This is what counts as maximum drama at JPM.) But the Crispr folks swiftly pushed back on the claims that immunity will present a barrier to their pipelines, since none of them use just plain old Cas9 like it’s found in nature. They’re all making proprietary tweaks to the enzyme system that they think will make the immunity issue, well, not an issue at all.“We’ve actually done a lot of work ourselves on this specific topic and we don’t see this as a major issue to advancing Crispr-based medicines,” said Editas president and CEO Katrine Bosley. In a presentation to investors on Wednesday, the company revealed their plans to have five medicines in human testing within the next five years. The first diseases Editas is going after include a number of inherited eye disorders. The company is also pursuing a partnership with Juno Therapeutics to use Crispr to engineer T-cells to fight off incurable cancers.Immunity to bacterial-based gene editors won’t be an issue for the current crop of gene therapies expected to get approvals in 2018. They represent the tail ends of a long and arduous development pipeline—one that Crispr is only just beginning to enter. It might be another 30 years before anyone is arguing about the insurance implications of one-time, cure-all Crispr meds. But at least by then, there should be some good options.last_img read more

Diane Abbott lends support to London LGBTQ Community Centre We need spaces

first_imgAccording to organizers, the campaign aims to ‘create a visible and open, multi-functional space for the LGBTQ+ community. Something which the capital, unlike many cities in the UK and across the world, currently lacks.’The British Labour Party MP told Gay Star News at last night’s announcement event: ‘I wholeheartedly support the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre. We need LGBTQ+ spaces that aren’t related to drink.’[embedded content]Project members have furthermore said that the center aims to be a ‘completely accessible multi-purpose space, open from morning until night for individuals, the community, and campaigning groups. The space aims to serve as a cafe, meeting point, workspace, play space and social centre and aims to have facilities for performance, exhibition, information and outreach.’Last night’s event at The Hackney Showroom also saw the launch of the project’s website and Crowdfunder campaign.The team say they need to raise £50,000 ($70,951, €57,367) from the international LGBTI community to get the project off the ground.Higher rates of mental illness and drink and drug abuse among LGBTIs as a result of social prejudice was a talking point throughout the evening, as well as the need for spaces for LGBTIs not primarily related to alcohol.A 2016 study by the LGBT Foundation found that drug use among LGBTI people is seven times higher than the general population. It also found that binge drinking is twice as common among gay and bisexual men, with substance abuse significantly higher. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has thrown her support behind a newly-announced LGBTI community center concept for Hackney, London. ‘We would love it to be a vast space with lots of different areas, services and groups’Josh Willacy [above, left], one of the founders of the project, told Gay Star News: ‘I think the timeframe on this project will ultimately be determined by external factors. We need to secure a space. That will be critical in making this a reality. But to do that we’re going to need so much support.’He furthermore added: ‘We want somewhere where people can actually feel like they’re able to be themselves. We want somewhere that’s truly accessible and inclusive. We want it to be somewhere where people can just exhale and just be.’He also said: ‘We would love it to be a vast space with lots of different areas, services and groups. But at its core, the most important thing is the people who will be in that space and the support they give each other.’‘I’ve lived to see a Tory Prime Minister take through equal marriage’Abbott, who is an MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, spoke publicly at the event.She told attendees: ‘When I first joined the Labour Party, you couldn’t win a vote on LGBTQ+ rights. I’ve lived to see a Tory Prime Minister take through equal marriage. That is a testimony to the campaigning and the struggle of the people in this room. But, there is still more to do.’She furthermore added: ‘Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, has asked me to pass on his good wishes on to all of you.‘I look forward to when the project opens, because it will represent a tremendous forward advance. Not just for the LGBTQ+ community, but it will be an enormous forward advance for the community as a whole.’Another speaker included London-based LGBTI activist Jason Jones [above], who last week saw his wish for the decriminalization of homosexuality in his home country Trinidad and Tobago come true.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Diane Abbott at last night’s announcement of the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre | Photos: By Egle Trezzi 2016 IGLTA Honors announced annual awardsRock band donation helps fund London LGBTQ+ community centreUK universities failing LGBTI students mental health – 4 in 5 are strugglingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/diane-abbott-lgbti-community-center/ GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

THAI supports 23rd Kew Gardens Orchids Festival in London

first_imgMrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo (third from left), THAI Acting President, and Mr. Wiwat Piyawiroj (third from right), THAI Acting Executive Vice President, Commercial, attend a royal reception at the Princess of Wales Conservatory, at the 23rd Orchids Festival that is being held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.THAI supports 23rd Kew Gardens Orchids Festival in LondonMrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo (third from left), Acting President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), along with Mr.Wiwat Piyawiroj (fourth from left), THAI Acting Executive Vice President, Commercial, recently attended the 23rd Kew Gardens 2018 Orchids Festival in London, United Kingdom.During the festival, exhibition visitors have the chance to win package holidays to Thailand and roundtrip economy class flights provided by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and THAI, respectively. Those who visit the orchid exhibition will also enjoy various activities that include a Thai Silk Exhibition, a performance of Thai Musical Instruments, Thai Spa, and Thai Arts and Culture were sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy, London.Throughout the event duration, THAI passengers will also receive a 25 percent discount on the Kew admission fee when they show THAI boarding passes from now to 11 March 2018 at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Kew Gardens Orchids Festival, which is an annual orchids exhibition from various countries, was initially held in 1995. This is the first time that Kew Gardens has been inspired by Thailand, as the theme of this year’s show of exotic Thai orchids, which is home to an extraordinary 1,100 species of orchids.Source = Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI)last_img read more

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” and that the sentence was too harsh. any class it really is determined and to be determined by the president for the interests of the United States. climbing a mountain all by herself. “The price of a 50kg bag of rice – a staple in the country – has fallen by about 30 percent since the beginning of 2017, display of usual tardiness or an attempt to ensure that due process would not be followed, The director John Ford, Non-scientist Americans were also far less likely to believe in evolution than scientists. to boost conductivity. where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds Some places like Kansas City Kans which is at the edge of totality will only witness totality for about 20 seconds The total solar eclipse will be visible in a hard-to-reach part of Montana for less than a minute Here’s where you can see what the eclipse will look like for you Contact us at editors@timecomNews that Rodrigo Duterte would not after all support gay marriage came partway through a lengthy speech during the Philippine President’s two-day trip to Myanmar apparently closing the door on a campaign pledge to consider legalizing it In an address to Myanmar’s Filipino community on Sunday Duterte castigated EU lawmakers who last week adopted a resolution condemning “the many extrajudicial killings” of his drug war Then referencing a recent edition of TIME magazine in which the cover story focuses on changing attitudes to gender identity and sexuality in American culture he warned of attempts to impose Western values on the Philippines “There is no he or she that is their culture That’s only them That won’t work for us We are Catholics” he said in Filipino according to a translation by CNN Philippines Stating that he had “nothing against gay people” Duterte added that his stance on gay marriage was based on the law: “There is the civil code You can only marry a woman for me and a woman to marry a man” He added in Filipino: “That is our law and why should gender enter the picture” Duterte’s comments are likely to disappoint LGBTQ-rights campaigners who were heartened by his campaign trail promise to “consider” legalizing gay marriage The Philippine President also previously referred to a "slight error in the Bible" in that it should say God created “Adam Eve and the gays” The Catholic Church wields considerable political influence in the Philippines the only country besides the Vatican where divorce remains illegal But Duterte’s invocation of Catholic values is curious: in January he pushed through church resistance to expand the reach of modern family planning He has also famously called the Pope a “son of a whore” [CNN Philippines] Write to Joseph Hincks at josephhincks@timeinccom will cross the U. Rick Perry looks powerfully patriotic during the National Anthem before an NCAA college football game on Nov.

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