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Extinction: Last chance to save ‘rhinos of the oceans’

Extinction: Last chance to save ‘rhinos of the oceans’

Science
Conservationists say a key wildlife summit could be the "last chance saloon" for saving sharks and rays pushed to extinction by the shark fin trade.About 100 million sharks are estimated to be killed each year for their fins and meat.On Sunday, countries will discuss giving more species of sharks and rays protection under wildlife trade rules.These include mako sharks and the little-known "rhino rays".Wedgefish and guitarfish are collectively known as "rhino rays", because of their elongated snouts. They are now the most endangered marine fish group, according to a recent scientific assessment. "With this new science just come out, fresh in everyone's minds a month ago, on these wedgefish and guitarfish, it's clearly last chance ...
Trump’s Bronx golf course lost $122,000 last year and blamed New York City

Trump’s Bronx golf course lost $122,000 last year and blamed New York City

Finance
Eric Trump, third from left, and Donald Trump Jr., second from right, talk with guests at the opening of the Trump Golf Links clubhouse, Monday, June 11, 2018, in the Bronx, New York.Mark Lennihan | APTrump Ferry Point, the Bronx golf course operated by President Donald Trump's company, lost more than $ 122,000 in the past year, a financial statement shows.The income statement covering April 2018 to March 2019 was first reported by The Washington Post and later obtained by CNBC. The Post reported that the golf course, which opened in April 2015, posted its first-ever operating loss this year, despite a gilded contract in which New York City agreed to cover its irrigation bills and its first four years of rent.The company's explanation for the loss in spite of the sweetheart deal: a f...
Last man on moon warns new lunar missions of ‘deep space risks’

Last man on moon warns new lunar missions of ‘deep space risks’

Technology
By Greg Milam, US correspondent Harrison Schmitt says he doesn't much enjoy travelling by air these days.Having just celebrated his 84th birthday, he sighs at the prospect of a cross-country journey by passenger jet. When you've done a half-a-million-mile round trip to the moon in your lifetime, perhaps you come to perceive travel somewhat differently to the rest of us. Schmitt has travelled a lot this week, to honour and be honoured as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the pinnacle of NASA's Apollo mission.He was one of the hundreds of thousands in the US space programme, the men and women who answered the call of President John F Kennedy and landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in July 1969. ...
Conor McGregor breaks into Forbes top 100 celebrity rich list despite just one UFC fight in last year

Conor McGregor breaks into Forbes top 100 celebrity rich list despite just one UFC fight in last year

Sports
swimming in it Forbes released their list on Wednesday and the Notorious landed in 65th position overall Conor McGregor has only fought once in the past year but the UFC superstar is one of the highest-earning celebrities in the world. Forbes released their list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities for 2019 on Wednesday and the ‘Notorious’ landed in 65th position overall. McGregor earned a staggering amount of money last year, despite only fighting once Forbes believe McGregor raked in as much as $ 47million as of July 2019, with most of that coming thanks to his most recent fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. That fight reportedly earned him more than $ 30m in revenue and it was the biggest pay-per-view event in UFC history. The card was s