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Primates in Peril

October 17, 2012

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It makes for bleak reading but 25 species of primates are on the brink of extinction because of destructive human activity. The stark warning comes following a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature at the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Six of the severely […]

Retired rodeo champ talks a lot of bull

May 4, 2011

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It’s a sight you’re highly unlikely to see over here; but across the pond in America a former Rodeo champion and his team are growing a fan base of thousands. Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard is a 44-year-old man from Memphis. He decided to hang up his spurs to manage what he calls a “comedy act” made […]

Drawing on our inner ape

February 3, 2011

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Three years ago an ex-colleague of mine told me he was packing in the daily grind of sports reporting in London, for a more laid back, adventurous lifestyle in sunny Buenos Aires, Argentina. The home of football, the Tango (the dance, not the revolting carbonated drink) and some of the best beef money can buy. […]