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American painter Marry Cassatt was born in Pennsylvania on 22 May 1844! Her 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair' of 1878 is an oil on canvas explosion of cool tones and patterned textures.
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Naomi Campbell (1970–), British supermodel and actress. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry.

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Charles Aznavour (1924–), French singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. He is one of France's most popular and enduring singers.

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Grand Cartel sur son meuble d'appui de style Louis XIV, d'époque XIXe siècle aux chevaux marins en écaille brune et marqueterie de cuivre à décor de personnages, d'oiseaux, de cariatides, de mascarons, de drapés sommé de Chronos.
En vente sur Proantic, galerie Antiquités Rouyer Michel
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Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña was a leading artist of the Barbizon School. He worked mainly in the Forest of Fontainebleau, which appears to be the inspiration for this picture, 'Sunny Days in the Forest': http://bit.ly/2qzG50C
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Red avadavat
India,Rajkot,20-05-2017.

The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the family Estrildidae. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavat are derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.This small finch is easily identified by the rounded black tail and the bill that is seasonally red. The rump is red and the breeding male is red on most of the upper parts except for a black eye-stripe, lower belly and wings. There are white spots on the red body and wing feathers. The non-breeding male is duller but has the red-rump while the female is duller with less of the white spotting on the feathers.[Wikipedia].[Photo© - Raju Karia].

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Vietnamese consuming wild animal meat & blood as sexual tonics, driving some species to extinction

... Many Vietnamese men, never being shy about embracing supposed sexual tonics, often eat the reptile more popularly known as the Asian or Chinese water dragon (Physignathus cocincinus).

... A waiter brought a struggling reptile to the table, while nearby guests peered in interest at the thrashing water dragon. After sizing up the lizard, the man decided on a pair, one to be eaten raw with vegetables and the other to be roasted.

With head duly dispatched, the dead animal was drained of blood with the liquid trickling into a prepared glasses of rice wine. Then the heart, bowels, and gall-bladder were extracted and placed ceremoniously into a glass for the guests to admire.

After a short 15-minute hiatus, the four diners were presented with another bloody glass full of alcohol and two dishes comprised of the dead lizard.

Despite health warnings that such lizards are responsible for the circulation of infectious diseases through the eating of their blood sausages or drinking its blood, many restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City have caved into customer demand for the unlucky reptile.

Read in full at http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/19/c_136298841.htm

#Vietnam #lizards #dragon #illegalwildlifetrade #extinction

Image: Chinese water dragon, by Marcel Burkhard
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Indonesia: Governor asks president to let timber firms drain peat in his province

The West Kalimantan governor wants to exempt timber firms in the Indonesian province from a national ban on peatland drainage, drawing the ire of green groups who say such a policy shift could spell the end of one of the Bornean orangutan’s last strongholds, the Sungai Putri rainforest.

Governor Cornelis, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, outlined his request in a letter to the president dated Apr. 25 — days after the Ministry of Environment and Forestry sanctioned a plantation firm for building an illegal drainage canal through Sungai Putri.

“Companies will lose confidence to invest in the forestry sector,” Cornelis wrote to President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi. An exemption was needed, he argued, “in order to maintain a conducive and comfortable investment climate.”

Jokowi introduced the ban in the wake of the devastating 2015 forest and land fires, which burned an area the size of Vermont and sickened half a million people. The country’s vast peat swamp zones have been widely drained and dried for agriculture, rendering them highly flammable and prone to emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

Full story on +Mongabay at https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/indonesian-governor-asks-president-to-let-timber-firms-drain-peat-in-his-province/

#Indonesia #Kalimantan #forests #deforestation #orangutans #peat #timber

Image: Orangutans in Kalimantan, Indonesia (c) EIA
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Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Norway is boosting the flood defences of its Global Seed Vault on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard after water entered the entrance tunnel last year.

The storage facility, deep inside a mountain, is designed to preserve the world's crops from future disasters.

Unseasonably high temperatures last year caused the permafrost to melt, sending water into the access tunnel.

No seeds were damaged but the facility is to have new waterproof walls in the tunnel and drainage ditches outside.

The vault stores seeds from 5,000 crop species from around the world. Dried and frozen, it is believed they can be preserved for hundreds of years.

... Government spokeswoman Hege Njaa Aschim told the BBC that the reason the vault was built on Svalbard was because the permafrost was thought to be permanent.

She said the problems emerged last October when the temperatures, instead of being -10C or colder, were hovering around 0C.

Full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39987495

#Norway #Svalbard #Arctic #seeds #climate #climatechange #globalwarming

Image: Svalbard Global Seed Vault, by Frode Ramone
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