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Today in History: March 23

Today in History: March 23

Today in History: March 23 by Staff | March 23, 2019 12:22 am Last Updated: March 23, 2019 at 7:23 am 1400 – The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official. 1540 – Waltham Abbey is ...

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Doctoral student researching cheetahs in South Africa

Doctoral student researching cheetahs in South Africa

CLEMSON — Laura Gigliotti, wildlife and fisheries biology doctoral student at Clemson University, travels to South Africa to further her research on how to advance the recovery of cheetahs. Before beginning her career at Clemson in 2016, Gigliotti studied snowshoe hares while earning her master’s in wildlife and fisheries science ...

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Denis Worrall`s `The Independent Factor`: A review

The ‘Independent Factor’ by Dr Denis Worrall 22 March 2019 Denis Worrall’s recent autobiography, “The Independent Factor” takes readers on a trip to another time and another world – the world of South African politics before 1994.  Few people can be better qualified to conduct us on this safari to ...

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Family bound Family bound Family bound

Family bound Family bound Family bound

With school holidays approaching fast, Indians across the country are already putting together their itinerary. Whether you want to laze around in a comfortable beach resort, or motivate kids to pick a new skill, there is no dearth of places to choose from. We have shortlisted a few here: Learning holiday Thailand is ...

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The Madaraka Express — a smooth train journey across rural Africa

The sun has risen over Mombasa and I’m zigzagging through the traffic while my taxi driver complains about the privately run, bombastically decorated matatus (minibuses) clogging up the roads. “They’re careless!” he says as a matatu flies by, the word “Risk” emblazoned across its windscreen, before another swerves past us ...

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Handgun Hunting: How to Prep for African Dangerous Game

Handgun Hunting: How to Prep for African Dangerous Game

This is an old scheme that got derailed a few years ago. The plan was to take the long ride to the Dark Continent and tag a Cape buffalo with a relatively miniscule handgun. My professional hunter’s health problems sidelined that hunt, forcing me to change hunting destinations to South ...

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Great Escapes: Namibia’s Raw, Remote Wilderness

Great Escapes: Namibia’s Raw, Remote Wilderness

Namibia’s wild, windswept landscapes are bold and dramatic—almost otherworldly. Within moments, its foreground can transform from a dune-speckled desert to an emerald oasis, cleverly concealing herds of feasting elephants and troops of rambunctious baboons. It isn’t out of the ordinary to find sprawling grasslands suddenly interrupted by craggy rock formations ...

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