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Two sea lions were growing weaker and weaker after becoming trapped in some marine debris off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
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"Marine debris poses serious threats to marine mammals, especially sea lions," says Haulena. "We were able to Bashaud Breeland Jersey disentangle two male California sea lions by cutting debris from their necks, which saved them from a prolonged and very painful death."
The disentanglement of these two sea lions was part of a groundbreaking project led by the Vancouver Aquarium, and marine mammal consulting biologist Wendy Szaniszlo, to free sea lions from marine debris and fishing gear in the Barkley Clayoquot region. With assistance from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada, the collaborative project Bradley Roby Kids Jersey will also develop disentanglement techniques that currently do not exist to save sea lions.
"We have been working with several people for many years to try to develop a safe and effective darting protocol for sea lions," says Haulena.
The disentanglement project is based on a recent study, funded by the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, which investigated the frequency of sea lion entanglements in Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds. During a six year period, 408 instances of sea lion entanglement were reported. Researchers agree these instances have a detrimental effect on already vulnerable populations.
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The public can report marine mammals that appear to be in distress to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre at 604 258 SEAL (7325) or Fisheries and Oceans Canada at 1 800 465 4336.
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Spain claims top spot for world's oldest cave art
It's no Mona Lisa, but a smudged red disk in northern Spain has been crowned the world's earliest cave painting. Dated to more than 40,800 years ago, the shape was painted by some of the first modern humans to reach the Iberian Peninsula or it may have been done by Neanderthals, residents of the Iberian peninsula for Morgan Moses Kids Jersey more than 200,000 years.
"There is a very good chance that this is Neanderthal," says Alistair Pike, an archaeological scientist at the University of Bristol, UK, whose team dated dozens of paintings in 11 caves in northern Spain. But Lawrence Guy Straus, an expert on the caves who is based at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, calls that "a pretty wild speculation," because it is based on a single date that could overlap with human occupation.
Until now, Chauvet Cave in central France, which is plastered with images of bears, lions and horses, held the title of the world's oldest cave paintings. The oldest images there are dated to around 39,000 years old, but this is controversial as the assessment relies on radiocarbon dating of charcoal pigments, which are susceptible to contamination from other sources of carbon.
Cave art is notoriously difficult Spencer Long Kids Jersey to date because, unlike bones and tools dug up from the ground that can be carbon dated directly or by their association with nearby bones, it is "not associated with anything but itself", says Pike.
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His team collected 50 calcite scrapings from 11 caves, and came up with dates as old as 40,800 years, a minimum age for the disk in El Castillo cave1. That image, as well as other slightly younger disks from Castillo and a http://www.redskinsnflofficialauthentic.com/authentic-morgan-moses-jersey.html club shaped image from Altamira cave, would have been painted at around the time the first modern humans, called the Aurignacian culture, reached the Iberian Peninsula. Younger paintings in the Spanish caves, including handprints and figurative drawings of animals, date to later human occupations.
Artistic expressionJust as impressionism gave way to expressionism in nineteenth and twentieth century art, Pike's team sees artistic trends that correlate with different periods. The first European painters favoured simple geometric shapes such as dots, disks and clubs, whereas their successors painted more graphically complicated handprints and figures.
"You clearly see distinct styles arriving and leaving at different periods," Pike says, although he cautions against making any interpretations about the minds of the artists. "I don't think one can say these are multicoloured and these are monochrome to make judgements about the art or even the cognitive abilities of Neanderthals or humans."
Determining just who created the earliest cave paintings will factor into debates over the relative mental capacities of the two species. Cave paintings appear in Palaeolithic Europe before anywhere else in the world. But beginning around 100,000 years ago, humans in Africa began making shell beads and other ornaments that have been interpreted by archaeologists as evidence for the symbolic thinking that underlies language, art and even religion. There is a lot less evidence, such as beads and ivory pendants, for symbolic behaviour among Neanderthals in Europe, and some archaeologists have raised fresh questions over whether Neanderthals created these artefacts.
The only way to determine who created the earliest paintings is to do more dating, Pike says. If his team can find cave art that predates the arrival of modern humans in northern Spain, currently pegged at around 42,000 years ago, there can be little doubt that Neanderthals dabbled in art. "If we can really nail it, you can walk into El Castillo cave and gaze upon the hand of Neanderthals and that's really exciting," Pike says. His team plans to www.redskinsnflofficialauthentic.com/authentic-spencer-long-jersey.html return to the caves to sample calcite on more disks and other early looking art.
However, Tom Higham, an archaeological scientist at the University of Oxford, UK, points out that only the oldest date, 40,800 years old, butts up against that start of modern human occupation in Iberia. "I think it is far more likely that all of the art in European sites was simply being made by modern humans," he says.
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As I from Bihar, I was told are going to visit your country cousins ahead of my trip to Mauritius. And there they were, Mauritians speaking Bhojpuri with a mix of French and English accents.
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Last year, nearly half a lakh Indian tourists visited Mauritius. India is its fifth largest tourism market and the Mauritian tourism board hopes to soon attract one lakh tourists annually.
Besides family groups and honeymooners, this scenic island nation is proving to be a big draw for the Indian film industry and a popular venue for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition) and other special events.
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When it comes to accommodation, there are beach resorts ranging from the high end Hilton, Four Seasons, Oberoi and Intercontinental to the smaller hotels, as well as bungalows and apartments.
The country is anxious to change its perceived image as an expensive destination. Haulder hopes that the competitive packages from hotels and increased air connectivity would address this to a large extent.
Currently there are seven flights a week to Mauritius from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Air Mauritius is the carrier and it operates some of these flights on a code share basis with Air India.
we are well connected through Dubai Jeoffrey Pagan Kids Jersey on Emirates and provide additional capacity for people looking at combo packages of Mauritius and Dubai, Haulder says.
He cites the offer of free visa on arrival as another India friendly tourism initiative.
Unlike earlier, when Indian visitors had to have passport validity of at least six months, today it is enough to have validity for the travel period, points out Rajeev Nangia, COO of Trac Representation.
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It's not the end of the world. Certainly not the end of the World Cup.
But while the boos that greeted the final whistle were ridiculous and unfair, if Roy Hodgson wanted his contenders to play themselves on to the plane to Rio, he will have left Wembley a disappointed man.
Defeat to a side that demonstrated just how stiff a task England will face next summer was not in itself more than a setback. Indeed, back in 1998 Glenn Hoddle's side were also undone by a double from Chile's main hit man.
For Marcelo Salas, read Alexis Sanchez, the best player on the pitch cashing in twice, exposing England's frailties as Roy Hodgson tasted home defeat for the first time.
Sanchez' finishing, one at the very start, the other at the close, ensured the right result, England's heaviest home loss since Sven Goran Eriksson played two different teams against Australia.
The truth, though, is that the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Germany come from another bracket altogether.
As World Cup auditions go, this was not impressive, too many of Hodgson's pretenders struck down by stage fright, Nat Lofthouse's goal in Santaigo in 1953 still the last England have scored against Chile.
Yet it was the fluffing of lines by some of his more experienced actors that will be of greater concern.
If England are this ragged and unconvincing at the back when it actually matters, against the world's best, they will be heading for home very early.
100 club: Frank Lampard received a golden cap before kick off
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This was nothing like Hodgson's first choice side yet Fraser Forster did little to suggest he is a serious contender for Joe Hart's job and while Adam Lallana deserves another chance, Jay Rodriguez may have a long wait for his second cap.
More worrying would have been the lapses committed by some of the players Hodgson wanted to make a real impact.
Gary Cahill and Phil Jones appeared to be speaking different languages to each other, so wayward was their communication.
Cahill, in particular, was an accident waiting to happen, eventually arriving in stoppage time when his last error led to Sanchez skipping clear to deftly clip over Forster.
Yet equally concerning was Leighton Baines, who did his hopes of starting the World Cup ahead of Ashley Cole potentially fatal damage.
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England looked to have escaped when Eduardo Vargas failed to get his shot away but the ball was recycled to the left.
Eugenio Mena centred, Cahill failed to intercept and Sanchez caught Baines on his heels, the ball past Forster before he could move. Hodgson will wonder if Cole would have done better.
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Forster was left exposed too often, England undressed too easily. It was a shame for the rookies. But in the end, you have to conclude it was a step too far for Rodriguez, his initial spark extinguished.
Lallana, by contrast, did enough to earn another opportunity, although the Southampton skipper will rue his big moment just before the break.
Not for the first time, Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney who toiled manfully linked up, with the United man teasing through.
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This is the first installment in the new "Inspiration Foundations" series, featuring contemporary visionaries who've found inspiration in cultural icons who were Born in 1928. The series is brought to you by Cole Haan.
She broke boundaries as the first nonCaucasian model to grace the pages of highprofile fashion magazines and continues to do so as one of the longest stillworking models in the industry, which might not be surprising for an individual once deemed "probably the most beautiful woman in the world" by photographer Richard Avedon.
A legend in her own time, China Machado embodies the concept of inspiration, from her career to her family, and perhaps most so for her daughter Emmanuelle LaSalle. Like her multitalented mom, who after modeling had turns as an editor at Harper Bazaar, a TV producer, a designer, and a gallery owner, LaSalle is a versatile restaurateur, photo shoot producer, and lifelong New Yorker.
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My mom has always told me, "If the door opens for you, you have to dance through it." She is someone who has never been careerdriven. She's someone who's intelligent and has had an instinct for choosing the right projects. She's also had a little bit of luck of being in the right place at the right time. For me what dancing through the door of opportunity means is you don't have to attack an opportunity aggressively, you have to take it and have passion about it. You have to be enthusiastic about it, you have to do it with your whole body, you have to enjoy doing it, the body plus the joy is the dance part of it. You have to go after opportunities for the right reasons and approach them with happiness and a whole heart. In my own career, this has always been my approach. Things have just sort of Wholesale NFL Jerseys happened as they have.
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After that we moved out to the Hamptons, and then I started a production company with a friend of mine. We started doing locations for fashion shoots happening in the Hamptons, but then we were producing all over the country and back to the city. We started in 1995, and we worked with everybody Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, all the big magazines.
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Right now I've been very focused on Los Americanos the restaurant, my husband and I opened in April with our old and dear friend Patrick Fahey in Tribeca. Since my mom lived in South America, I grew up with Latin music and food at home, I'm not Latin, but everyone thinks I'm Latin, and I feel Latin. Whenever I take on a new project my background organizing photo shoots always helps because I can keep stuff together in addition to the creative stuff. For Los Americanos, it's been very collaborative effort on everything.
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On our inspiration board at the restaurant, we have a blackandwhite picture of my mom from the 1950sshe's dancing and Picasso is sitting at a table clapping his hands watching her. It's such a great photo, I said, "That's the spirit we want in this place!" At Los Americanos, we've all had a part in the interiors; they're sourced from all around and include pieces from all of our personal collections. For me design is in my Cheap Jerseys DNA. Our homes were always so tastefully done; they were really fun and colorful. My mom actually did some interiors for her friends. She collects things wherever she travels, she's great at mixing things. She'll have something from Tibet, something from the thrift shop. I remember one time we found some antlers on the street in the city and she put them right in the house in Water Mill.
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