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In Kenya, rangers turn detectives to protect elephants

Project goal: tenBoma uses detective work to stop animal poachers and smugglers before they become activeProject implementation: tenBoma connects local communities to regional and international agencies. In Kenya, the wildlife service and community rangers are trained to collect and analyze data to help predict a poacher's next strikeProject partners: The Kenya Wildlife Service, rangers, local communities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, non-profit agencies, NGOs, national and international law enforcement agencies Stopping elephant poachers and smugglers before they kill. That's the aim of tenBoma, a project established by the International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW), in Kenya. tenBoma means ten houses,...


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To Muscat, with love

A coin speaks a thousand words and can document the rise and fall of an empire. On a recent trip to Muscat (Oman), Arvind Kumar, IAS, was pleasantly surprised to find coins with the Charminar inscribed on them at a local souq (flea market). “I was in Oman officially to understand the spatial planning done for Muscat city. As a part of the research we visited the Matrah Souq to study how to maintain a heritage market. And that is where I saw these coins being sold,” Kumar recalls. He bought one of those coins as a souvenir and posted...
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On Netflix now, Frank Grillo is looking for a fight

Most travelers to new places usually aren't looking for a fight. Frank Grillo definitely is. "Fightworld," a new Netflix docu-series, follows Grillo, an actor and self-described "fight enthusiast," as he goes globe-trotting to explore fighting styles and the cultures behind them. "I immerse myself in certain fight cultures" said Grillo. "And through the eyes of the fighters, we explore the culture of that place in a very different way. It's very similar to what Anthony Bourdain did, but instead of food, it was fighters." Grillo travels to places such as Mexico, Thailand and Senegal, locations chosen based on his familiarity...
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'Picasso' found under tree in Romania appears to be hoax

A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. Mira Feticu said an anonymous tip led her to the picture — supposedly Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin — under a tree in eastern Romania, and she handed it to the Dutch embassy. Frank Westerman, a Dutch journalist who accompanied Feticu to Romania, wrote on Facebook that the pair had been hoodwinked. "The supposed lost Picasso was put there by two Belgian theater makers." Romania's Directorate for the Investigation of...

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Sensual goddess fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan. The figure of goddess Leda being impregnated by a swan representing Roman god Jupiter was a fairly common theme in home decoration in Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum, another ancient town destroyed in A.D. 79 by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius near present-day Naples. But Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna praised this fresco as exceptional since the goddess appears to look at whoever's looking at the fresco upon entering the bedroom. "Leda watches the spectator with a sensuality that's absolutely...
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Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone most influential Indians

Mumbai: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone are the most influential personalities in the country in Bollywood and sports, according to a survey. The YouGov Influencer Index 2018, which covered consumer perceptions of around 60 top Bollywood celebrities and sports personalities, is based on data collected online by YouGov among close to 1,948 respondents in India this month using its panel of over 6 million people worldwide. The study also measures their awareness, likability, trustworthiness and influence in the following categories- health, wellness and beauty/ personal care, technology/ automotive, fashion, apparel and accessories, food, drink and travel and financial...
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‘Star Wars’ producer Kennedy wants new movie voices ‘to bring world to its senses’

LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars” producer Kathleen Kennedy on Sunday accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organizers of the Oscars and said she hoped it would open the door for new voices in the movie industry who “might bring the world back to its senses.”Honored with her producer husband Frank Marshall, Kennedy was the first woman to receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Irving. G. Thalberg award.In 2012, Kennedy became president of LucasFilm, reviving the sci-fi saga and producing multi-billion dollar movies “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that have made...