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Archive for September 8th, 2015

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Gionee Marathon M4

Specifications of Gionee Marathon (Grey, 16 GB)

GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Gionee
Handset Color Grey
Model Name Marathon
SIM Type Dual Sim
Model ID M4
CAMERA
Rear Camera 8 MP
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
4G Yes
WARRANTY
Covered in Warranty Software Hardware
Warranty Summary 1 Year
Warranty Service Type Service Centre
Not Covered in Warranty Damages
DISPLAY
Resolution 1280 x 720 Pixels
Size 5 inch
BATTERY
Type 5000 mAh
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Memory 2 GB RAM
Internal 16 GB
PLATFORM
OS Android v5.0 (Lollipop)
Processor 1.3 GHz
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Minnesota Dentist Who Killed Zimbabwe Lion Cecil to Return to Work Today

The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Zimbabwean lion Cecil sparked global outcry from animal lovers has maintained that the hunt was legal and says he plans to work on Tuesday, U.S. media reported.
Walter Palmer shut his dental practice in Bloomington, Minnesota in July amid a firestorm of protests after he was identified publicly as the big game hunter who had killed the rare black-maned lion, a popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe.
In his first interview since then, the 55-year-old dentist said the hunt in early July was legal, adding nobody in the hunting party realized the targeted trophy kill was the well-known 13-year-old lion.
With his consultant, Joe Friedberg, at his side, Palmer said in a joint interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Associated Press that he now needed to resume his duties as a health professional at his River Bluff Dental Practice.
“I need to get back to my staff and my patients, and they want me back,” Palmer said, in comments published on Monday in the Minneapolis newspaper.
In the interview, Palmer said he wounded the lion with a bow and arrow, tracked it and then delivered a final blow with another arrow over the course of far less than the 40 hours that has been widely reported by media.
The killing of Cecil triggered a storm of protests on social media and Palmer received threats.
Demonstrators built a small memorial of stuffed animals at the door of his practice and protested, demanding that he be charged and extradited to Zimbabwe. Vandals spray-painted “lion killer” at his Florida vacation home.
“This has been especially hard on my wife and my daughter,” Palmer said in the interview published in the newspaper. “They’ve been threatened in the social media, and again … I don’t understand the level of humanity to come after people not involved at all.”
Zimbabwe said in July it had requested Palmer’s extradition as a “foreign poacher.” No charges have been filed against Palmer, who must be charged in Zimbabwe before he can be extradited. The U.S. Justice Department has said it does not comment on extradition requests.
In the newspaper interview, Palmer declined to address whether he would return to Zimbabwe to face legal questions.
A professional hunter in Zimbabwe has been charged with breaching hunting rules in connection with the hunt. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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Australian Surfer Bitten After Landing on Shark

An Australian surfer has revealed his fright at being bitten by a shark during a morning dip Tuesday, the latest in a string of attacks which has prompted calls for action.
Justin Daniels, 42, had just caught a wave and was paddling back out at Shelly Beach about 70 kilometres (40 miles) north of Sydney when he felt a thud and saw the six-foot animal thrashing under his board.
“I saw it was submerged, it was under me just thrashing,” Daniels told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, adding that he tried to shake the animal off.
He said he hadn’t notice the teeth marks on his hand until he was back on the beach, as he expressed his relief that the ordeal was short-lived and without serious injury.
“It easily could have taken my hand or my arm or come back for me. It was pretty frightening,” he said. “It’s just very lucky.”
The incident comes just days after a 65-year-old man was bitten on the ankle by what he thought to be a great white shark at Black Head Beach, about 225 kilometres north of Sydney, while paddling in a surf ski.
Last month several other beaches in New South Wales state were closed after a bodyboarder was seriously injured by a shark.
Weeks earlier, a surfer suffered serious arm and leg injuries after being bitten at Evans Head in the state’s far north, the same area in which a Japanese surfer died in February after his legs were torn off in a shark attack.
The New South Wales government has ruled out culling sharks, but state Premier Mike Baird last week said the attacks were “unprecedented, they’re extraordinary and they are going to require action”.
Daniels said he had been extra cautious in the wake of the recent attacks but nothing had prepared him for Tuesday’s experience.
“You are being attacked by a live animal … It is just survival. I just wanted to get out of there basically,” he said.
He said his biggest worry was that the attack happened only 3-5 metres from the sand and any swimmer or paddler could have been attacked.
“Any child could be swimming in the gutter, anyone could have been going out for a swim,” he said.
Shelly Beach will remain closed for 24 hours.

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World’s Oldest Fossil Sea Turtle Discovered

A fossil sea turtle from Colombia that is at least 120 million years old is the world’s oldest, scientists have determined.
The almost completely preserved skeleton from the Cretaceous period, with a length of nearly two metres, shows all of the characteristic traits of modern marine turtles.
“Santanachelys gaffneyi is the oldest known sea turtle” — this sentence from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia is no longer up to date.
“We described a fossil sea turtle from Colombia that is about 25 million years older,” said Edwin Cadena from Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany.
“The turtle described by us as Desmatochelys padillai sp originates from Cretaceous sediments and is at least 120 million years old,” Mr Cadena pointed out.
The fossilised remains of the ancient reptiles were discovered in Colombia in 2007.
Mr Cadena and his colleague examined the almost complete skeleton, four additional skulls and two partially preserved shells, and they placed the fossils in the turtle group Chelonioidea, based on various morphological characteristics.
Turtles in this group dwell in tropical and subtropical oceans; among their representatives are the modern Hawksbill Turtle and the Green Sea Turtle of turtle soup fame.
“Based on the animals’ morphology and the sediments they were found in, we are certain that we are indeed dealing with the oldest known fossil sea turtle,” Mr Cadena noted.
The findings were detailed in the journal PaleoBios.

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