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Botswana: More than 360 elephants die from mysterious causes



Botswana: More than 360 elephants die from mysterious causes

Some carcasses were found clustered around water holes, while others appeared to have died “falling flat on their faces,” according to Niall McCann, director of conservation at the National Park Rescue UK charity.

The living elephant that looks nearby looks physically weak, and one goes round and round, unable to change direction, observers say. Other species in the area do not appear to be affected by anything that bumps into elephants.

The Botswana government is testing samples of dead elephants, but has not yet determined the cause of death.

Unusual numbers of elephant carcasses were first recorded in early May, McCann said.

“It’s terrible – we need to know what’s going on,” he said, adding that he could not remember another time when so many elephants died from mysterious causes.

Botswana is home to 130,000 African elephants – more than any other country on the continent. The Okavango Delta, where the carcass was found, is home to about 10% of elephants in the country, McCann said.
Returning Botswana to elephant hunting will not solve the problem, the former president said
Last year, Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting that it imposed in 2014, sparking international outrage. McCann said hunting cannot be ruled out at this time, even though the tusks are still in the elephant.

“800 of them are lying around as magnets for criminals,” he added.

McCann said there were a number of possibilities for what could cause death, including elephant-specific parasites – or even Covid-19.

“What I want to emphasize is that this has the potential to become a public health crisis,” he said.

Whatever the cause, McCann said it was important to solve it because the loss of elephant life was “globally significant,” he said.

That African elephant classified as a vulnerable group on the IUCN Red List. The first Big Elephant Census, a pan-African survey conducted in 2016, revealed that in only seven years between 2007 and 2014 the number of elephants dropped by at least 30%, or 144,000.

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Luana Piovani goes to Portugal’s Golden Globes with her boyfriend



Luana Piovani goes to Portugal's Golden Globes with her boyfriend

Luana Piovani

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This Sunday, the 2nd, actress Luana Piovani went to the Portuguese Golden Globes along with her boyfriend Lucas Bittencourt. In her Instagram, the actress praised the outfits they were wearing.

Ready for the Golden Globes. Great guy. We are very, very luxurious, my love,” said Luana. While Lucas was wearing a black suit, she was wearing a short white lace dress with green accents at the waist.

Luana Piovani at the Golden Globes.  -

Luana Piovani at the Golden Globes. –

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“Long live the Golden Globes and long live you, my love, who accompanied me and constantly gave me a hand, because I have very high heels and I have a problem knee,” the actress shared.

Luana Piovani revealed the reason for the breakup with Pedro Scooby

Actress Luana Piovani finally revealed the real reason behind his breakup with surfer and former BBB Pedro Scooby. In the documentary “A Vida é Irada, Vamos Curtir”, the actress recalled the tense moment they went through due to the inattention of the athlete, which eventually became the trigger for the divorce.

While they are traveling with their family, Pedro forgot to extend their stay, leaving Luana with nowhere to go with her children and several problems to deal with. “I had to leave before 13:00 the next day because the property was already rented out. With three children and twelve suitcases, Luna remembered. “When I hung up, I took the ring off my finger, put it on the table and said, ‘My marriage just ended.’ indicated.

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Portugal loses to meet Slovenia in the 1/8 finals of the Table Tennis World Cup – Observer



Portugal loses to meet Slovenia in the 1/8 finals of the Table Tennis World Cup - Observer

The Portugal men’s table tennis team lost 3-1 to Denmark on Tuesday, but have already secured their place in the 1/8 finals of the World Team Championship, in which they will play with Slovenia.

Portugal, ranked ninth in the world rankings, proved itself in the previous two rounds against Slovakia with a score of 3:1 and against Brazil with a score of 3:2, thus guaranteeing not only access to the playoffs of the World Cup, which occupies a place in Chengdu, China, but also a victory in Group 6.

Without Marcos Freitas, the Portuguese player best positioned in the world hierarchy in which he is ranked 33rd, the national team won one game, Joao Heraldo, world number 49, over Anders Lind, 156th in the rankings, at 3- 1, with ends 11-9, 11-9, 8-11 and 11-5.

Diogo Chen (692nd), who replaced Marcos Freitas, lost the first two games he played in the tournament to Thor Christensen (891st) 3-0 (6-11, 9-11 and 8-11) and Anders Lind . , with a score of 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 5-11 and 14-16), while João Monteiro (83rd) was surprised by Tobias Rasmussen (363rd) with a score of 3-0, with ends 12-14, 9-11 and 8-11.


The Portuguese team could not get even with an exception introduced by Denmark in the round of 16 of the 2021 European Championship.which suffered its first setback in the competition and did not even shake the first place in the group, as it had the advantage of head-to-head with Brazil and Slovakia, who faced each other on Tuesday, with the South Americans winning 3-0.

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Portugal finished level with Brazil, while Slovakia was third and Denmark fourth, and will face Slovenia, the 14th team in the world, with Darko Jocic standing out as eighth in the individual pecking order and second in Europe.

The Slovenian national team, which beat Thailand (3:0), Puerto Rico (3:1) and the USA (3:0) in Chengdu and lost only to the hosts and the very favorite China (3:0), beat Portugal in the final of the Mediterranean Games 2022 year in Oran (Algeria).

Women’s representation, which reached the 1/8 finals of the World Cup for the first timewill play against Luxembourg, the 25th team in the world rankings.

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It costs less than 12 euros, is Portuguese and one of the best sparkling wines in the world.



It costs less than 12 euros, is Portuguese and one of the best sparkling wines in the world.

HOURPortuguese sparkling wine is considered one of the best in the world. The Quinta de Santa Cristina proposal at Leça do Balio was the only national proposal to win a silver medal at the 2022 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.

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This was the eighth edition of these awards. Dedicated reference – Quinta de Santa Cristina Sparkling White Reserva 2017. website brand is sold at a price of 11.50 euros per bottle.

It contains 12% alcohol, and the winemaker was Jorge Souza Pinto. This is the only caste from Arinto. It is a good option to accompany seafood, fish, white meat dishes and some appetizers. It should be drunk at temperatures between 5ºC and 7ºC.

Two more medals were awarded to this manufacturer. Quinta de Santa Cristina Espumante Reserva Rosé 2016 and Quinta de Santa Cristina Super Reserva White 2014 won bronze medals at the same competition.

Not website races can have access to different winners.

It costs 11.50 euros.© DR

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