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Global food markets further threaten endangered sharks, rays

Global food markets further threaten endangered sharks, rays

Science
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Guelph found that the majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold at markets around the world for traditional medicines come from endangered species.Roughly half of the world's 1,200 species of sharks and manta rays are listed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature including 20 that may not be traded internationally.The study, published today in Scientific Reports, used DNA barcoding technology and found 71 percent of dried fins and gills collected from markets and stores came from species listed as at-risk and banned from international trade. Shark finning, which is removing fins from live sharks, is illegal in Canada."Despite the controversy around shark fin soup and the fact that many of these species are...
John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

Sports
The Football Association has decided to take no further action against John Terry or Chelsea after investigating the circumstances of his substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season.Having worn the number 26 jersey during his 19-year career at the club, Terry left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates after 26 minutes of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland.The FA's Integrity Department said it would investigate the substitution after it emerged that several punters had won thousands of pounds for betting on the exact time of Terry's substitution at odds of 100-1.Shortly before the game, the editor of a Chelsea fanzine had tweeted that Terry would be withdrawn after 26 minutes.However, it is understood the FA has now decided there is ...
Qatar is given a further 48 hours to meet Gulf demands

Qatar is given a further 48 hours to meet Gulf demands

World
Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands, or face further sanctions, by 48 hours.The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group's 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired on Sunday.The Gulf state, which denies funding extremism, is expected to submit a formal response later. It has called the demands an "affront to international law".Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al-Thani arrived in Kuwait on Monday to deliver a formal response in a letter, according to Al Jazeera. The letter is from the emir of Qatar to the emir of Kuwait, who is the main mediator in the Gulf crisis. In a statement released shortly beforehand, lawyers for Qatar denounced the demands and ...