BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more July 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed in Moscow Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders called today for a thorough investigation into the 18 July shooting death of Alikhan Gulyev taking into account threats he received last year after writing articles about the presidential election in the Russian republic of Ingushetia.The journalist, who was killed by two bullets in the back as he went into his apartment in northern Moscow, freelanced for the TV station TV Tsenter and the newspaper Kommersant and had covered the Chechnya conflict since arriving in Moscow last year. Before that, he was based in Ingushetia, where he worked for the public TV station GTRK and the newspaper Severny Kavkaz. Officials have begun an enquiry into the murder. In the run-up to the 16 April 2002 election, he had filed a complaint for violation of the electoral law against interior minister Khamsat Gutseryev, a candidate in the poll who was backed by former Ingushetian President Ruslan Aushev. Soon afterwards, on 27 March, gunmen fired at his car. The supreme court upheld his complaint on 5 April and disqualified Gutseryev from the election, saying he should have resigned as minister before running.Gulyev had also accused Gutseryev, in a December 2001 article in Severny Kavkaz, of using public funds for his campaign. After getting threats, the journalist moved to Moscow following the elections, which were won by Murat Ziazikov, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation
Various seabird foraging strategies during the non-breeding season have recently been revealed by combining the use of bio-logging devices and the study of stable isotopic signatures (δ15N and δ13C) from various tissues. In this study, we used these combined methods to determine the relationships between stable isotopic signatures in Black-tailed Gulls Larus crassirostris primary feathers and the areas in which the feathers are presumed to have been grown. The fifth primary (P5) feathers are replaced during late August, and although the migratory movements for seven of the eight gulls studied during this replacement period differed, the isotopic δ15N and δ13C values were similar. These values indicated that the seven gulls fed on a wide range of prey from krill to demersal fish species. The isotopic values from P5 for the individual gull that moved southward after breeding, were much higher than for the seven other birds. In contrast, all eight gulls showed a relatively narrow distribution during the replacement of their outermost primaries (P10), which were replaced during mid October and November. However, the isotopic values from P10 of the individual that moved southward during replacement of P5 were also much higher. The unique isotopic values of this gull might indicate specialization in anthropogenic food resources or high trophic level resources through the migration period, regardless of location. Contrary to previous studies, our research did not detect links between migratory movements and stable isotopic signatures from feathers in Larus gulls migrating through a relatively narrow range and having considerable individual variation in diet.
Downton Abbey returns this Sunday, January 5, with the series featuring stage favorites Dame Maggie Smith and Shirley MacLaine. Relive some of Matthew and Mary’s most romantic moments below and please pass the tissues! Stars – they’re just like us. Well at least when it comes to watching PBS-favorite Downton Abbey. Broadway vet and former upstairs Downton resident Dan Stevens said he’ll be watching along with the rest of us when season four premieres, according to The Hollywood Reporter. View Comments Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley (RIP!), the husband to Lady Mary said, “I have absolutely no idea what becomes of Mary because I want to watch it with the American audience—it will be fun. After all, I live in Brooklyn now.”
MORE NEWS: Rugby league legend lines up for shot a selling Coast home MORE NEWS: Swift buyer bounceback off election result Marketing agent Ken Jacob said it was like living in a national park. The yurts are connect with outdoor walkways and verandas. A cluster of buildings that resemble Mongolian yurts have hit the market with an asking price close to $1 million.WANT to embrace the growing movement of sustainable living but don’t know where to start?A Currumbin Valley property with five separate buildings that resemble Mongolian yurts could be the answer.Located in an award-winning ecovillage, the unusual Kooyan Close property takes green living to the next level.Each of its pavilions, which are connected with outdoor walkways and verandas, have been built using recycled timber and are powered by a 2.5kW solar system. It has solar power and hot water.It also has solar hot water, 58,000L rain water tanks, recycled Blackbutt parquetry flooring, hand-built cabinetry and plenty of surrounding land to grow produce with existing fruit trees.Ray White Tugun agents Ken Jacob and Camilla Skye are marketing the property, which is listed with a $985,000 asking price.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMr Jacob said the yurts were multipurpose, making it easy for the buyers to adjust the space to their needs.“One was used as a jewellery making workshop,” he said.It has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, which includes an outdoor bathhouse, as well as a studio and home office. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The yurts at 8 Kooyan Close, Currumbin Valley have been built with recycled timber. “We have had good interest in it, a couple of offers already,” Mr Jacob said.He said the ecovillage, which is a community whereby residents live in a way that has minimal impact on the environment, was tightly held.It went through stages where there were no properties available for months before a few hit the market.“This is one of four I’ve got listed in there,” he said.“It’s a pretty amazing place.“People come from all around the world to look at it and see how it’s set up.“You feel like you’re way out in the bush but it’s seven minutes to Currumbin Beach.”The Ecovillage Estate also has a residents’ pool, playgrounds, barbecue areas, library, community hall, gym, cafe, recycling centre, nature trails, sports field and village markets.
Tunisia’s tourism sector is struggling to recover following militant attacks earlier this year. So far at least 70 hotels in Tunisia have been forced to close since September, and there are significant fears for the future of the industry.The tourism sector is vital for Tunisa’s economy, employing about 400,000 people out of the country’s population of 10 million. It accounts for 10 percent of the gross domestic product. The industry has taken a hit following militant attacks in the country…the once-bustling streets of Tunis are quiet. Shop owners are waiting to see if next year will bring more customers.Violence has scared away many foreign tourists. Gunmen killed 38 people at a Sousse beach resort in Junen and 21 died at the hands of extremists when they launched an attack on the Bardo Museum in March. But shopkeepers say one nationality is still visiting Tunisia, Algerians!The Tunisian central bank has estimated tourism revenues this year are down 76 percent since 2010. The Tunisian Government is appealing for better international action following extremist attacks.