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THE DEADLY EFFECT OF HUNTING LONG AFTER THE SHOOTING IS DONE

Words Bassam Alkantar The use of traditional plastic wad components in gun cartridges can have a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment. Each year,...

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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18

Anyone can participate with any kind of camera Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has been recognized as a pioneer and innovator focused on contributing...

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Beirut tech sector’s resilience faces another political test (source Financial Times)

Marianne Hoayek says 9,000 tech jobs have already been created Four years ago, Lebanon’s central bank launched a $400m programme to support tech start-ups. Among...

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It was summer, and the world smelled of roses and jasmine. The sunshine shimmered like powdered gold on the edge of blue wildflowers and...

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Anyone can participate with any kind of camera Entry: 11:00 Monday, November 27, 2017 to 15:59 Monday, February 26, 2018 -- times are Japan Standard Time (GMT +9)   Read more: https://gopc.olympus-global.com/2017/

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The Secretariat of CITES, the global treaty that regulates wildlife trade, announced today that the next meeting of its Conference of the Parties (CoP18) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019. Sri Lanka’s generous offer to host CoP18 was accepted at CoP17 held in October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. CITES Secretary-General, Mr. John...

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Words Bassam Alkantar The use of traditional plastic wad components in gun cartridges can have a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment. Each year, one million birds die from lead poisoning in Europe. Many iconic species, such as the Tundra Swan, the White-tailed Eagle, and the Greater Flamingo, perish after ingesting lead shots from expended ammunition cartridges. In Lebanon, the...