Love Portions; Domestic Violence And Sexual Harassment By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The film industry in the United States of America otherwise known as Hollywood is currently in an emotional turmoil following the outbreak of massive public disclosures of serial sexual harassment and cases of sexual abuses made against one of America’s top rated king makers in the industry known as Mr. Harvey Weinsteins. As I put […]

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Wandering pig nabbed in Henrico after stalling Nuckols Road traffic ·

It’s become a familiar and somewhat pastoral sight in the area of Henrico’s Twin Hickory subdivision — a meandering pig. Police responded to Nuckols Road after 8 a.m. on Tuesday to nab the animal that was running back and forth in the road, said Lt. Shawn Sears, with the Henrico AnimalProtection Police. The pig, which officers cornered off the road, is […]

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As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers

From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls. At least twice a day, beginning shortly after dawn, researchers climb steps and ladders and crawl through a modest glass doorway to scan the surrounding sea, […]

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PMB: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF IGBO MARGINALIZATION BY EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO

With mouths aghast, millions of Nigerians and friends of Nigeria from around the globe watched as President Muhammadu Buhari granted his first most important international media interview and made a frightening disclosure. This was barely weeks after he was inaugurated on may 29th 2015 when he honored an invitation extended to him by the then […]

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Iggy the giant iguana rescued after being found in Scottish layby

 Iggy is being cared for at the SSPCA’s Lanarkshire centre after being found at the side of a road. Photograph: Scottish SPCA/PA A giant iguana more than 1.5 metres (5ft) long is being cared for by animal welfare experts after he was found in a layby in Scotland. The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty […]

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300 tonnes of diseased pig carcasses – the latest example of China’s pollution crisis

Stomach-churning symbols of the environmental calamity facing China have never been in short supply: exploding watermelons, toxic running tracks, rivers that flow the colour of blood. Now, the world’s number one polluter brings you: porcine mass graves. That was the foul-smelling surprise environmental inspectors unearthed in the eastern province of Zhejiang last month during an inspection linked to Beijing’s much-vaunted […]

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More than 4,000 livestock die in export trade over six months, report says

 Australia’s live export trade has seen 4,000 sheep and over 500 cattle die in the first half of 2017. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Nearly 4,000 sheep and more than 500 cattle died while being shipped overseas in the first half of 2017, a report tabled to federal parliament has said. One particularly deadly voyage, where almost […]

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Environmentalist groups sue to block Trump’s border wall proposal

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trumpadministration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek to prevent construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and halt plans for […]

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This Caribbean Island Was Evacuated After Irma. Now, the Pets Left Behind Are Going Feral

A fleet of hurricane-battered pickup trucks drives through a desolate, waterlogged street of the Caribbean island of Barbuda. Startled by the noise, dogs emerge from a roofless bungalow and begin to snarl as Zifforah ‘Ziffy’ Tyrell, 29, jumps out of a truck and throws a bucket-full of dog food at the aggressive-looking pack. “Don’t shoot,” Tyrell […]

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