Koalas are dying from chlamydia and climate change is making it worse

For koalas, uncontrolled chlamydia can cause blindness and painful cysts in a animal’s reproductive tract that may lead to infertility or even death. Worse still, antibiotics used to treat the disease can destroy the delicate gut flora koalas need to consume their staple diet of eucalyptus leaves, leading some to starve to death even after being cured. The disease can also spread quickly. In 2008, there was a “very, very low chlamydial prevalence” — about 10% — in the koala population in Gunnedah, a rural town in northeast New South…

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Mexico City GP: Max Verstappen says early Mercedes double pass ‘crucial’ to set up big F1 victory

“It was a great move and it could be a defining moment in this championship,” suggests Sky F1’s Jenson Button of the overtake that took Verstappen from third to the lead in Mexico – and set up a runaway victory which increases his championship lead to 19 points with four races to go By James Galloway Last Updated: 07/11/21 10:45pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Karun Chandhok was at the Skypad to review all the major talking points from the Mexico City GP, including Max…

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Iraqi Prime Minister survives assassination attempt

Al-Kadhimi went on to Twitter moments after the attack and called for “calm and restraint from everyone.” “Thank God, I am fine and among my people,” he tweeted on his official account. He called the attacks cowardly, saying that they work against a better future for the country. Al-Kadhimi called for calm and constructive dialogue “for the sake of Iraq and the future of Iraq.” “I was and still am a redemption project for Iraq and the people of Iraq. The missiles of treachery will not discourage the believers and…

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Bishops oppose ‘one country, one law’

Lankan bishops have urged the government to give up its plan of introducing a “one country, one law” concept in the island nation and called for drafting a new constitution. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last month appointed a presidential task force comprising 13 members under the chairmanship of hardline Buddhist monk, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera to study the concept and prepare a draft law. The decision was in keeping with an election slogan of Rajapaksa in 2019 when he was elected president with overwhelming support from the country’s Buddhist majority. According to…

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Cleveland Browns 41-16 Cincinnati Bengals: Nick Chubb, Baker Mayfield and defense shine as Browns dominate Bengals | NFL News

Cameron Hogwood Interviews, Comment & Analysis @ch_skysports Nick Chubb rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns, Baker Mayfield threw for 218 yards with a passer rating of 132.6 and the Cleveland Browns’ defense recorded five sacks and three turnovers to dominate the Cincinnati Bengals 41-16 Last Updated: 07/11/21 9:28pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb runs past Cincinnati Bengals’ Vonn Bell for a 70-yard touchdown Cleveland Browns’ Nick Chubb runs past Cincinnati Bengals’ Vonn Bell for a 70-yard touchdown Nick Chubb reminded…

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Nicaragua is holding a presidential election today after months of political crackdown from the Ortega regime

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, attend an event in Managua, on August 29, 2018. (Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images) Nicaraguans are voting today in the country’s elections, as the international community raises concerns over the legitimacy of the process, following the arrests of dozens of opposition leaders. Many Nicaraguans have raised doubts over whether they’d vote in the election due to overall distrust in their institutions. Some background: Ortega’s government cracked down hard on opposition figures during the anti-government protests of 2018. At least 322 people were killed…

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Low-pressure area forms over Bay of Bengal

The Department of Meteorology says there is a possibility a low-pressure area to develop in the south-east of Bay of Bengal (BOB) during next 24 hours.  It is likely to intensify further and expected to move towards North coast of Sri Lanka, it said issuing an advisory. Due to the influence of the low-pressure area which is about to form in the Southeast BOB, heavy showers and sudden increase of wind speed 60-70 kmph are expected over the sea area 04-08N and 86-92E. Naval and fishing communities are advised not…

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Mexico City GP: Max Verstappen takes runaway victory ahead of Lewis Hamilton to grow F1 title lead

Mercedes’ front-row wall proves no deterrent for Max Verstappen, who surged into the lead on lap one and then ran away with the race; Lewis Hamilton races well to second and stay ahead of the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez, who still sends Mexican crowd wild with first home driver podium By James Galloway Last Updated: 07/11/21 9:11pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Relive how Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took the lead of the Mexico City GP, with Valtteri Bottas sent spinning back from…

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Frenzy no road to victory – Opposition Leader reveals Program on ‘Beautiful and Prosperous’ country

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa speaking on the occasion of opening the Office of Tissamaharama Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Co-organiser T.V.K. Gamini today (07) emphasised that their program is to establish a beautiful and prosperous country that can be enjoyed by every citizen of it. Pointing out that the country can be built only through a sensitive leadership that cares about the country and has a direct program of doing so, the Opposition Leader suggested that what the country needs today is a people-centred…

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New York marathon: Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir and Albert Korir claim wins

Jepchirchir won the women’s marathon at the Olympics in Tokyo earlier this year Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s race at the New York City marathon as compatriot Albert Korir claimed the men’s title. Olympic champion Jepchirchir sprinted for the finish line to beat Kenya’s Viola Cheptoo, who was second, and third-placed Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh. The 28-year-old won in a time of two hours 22 minutes 39 seconds. Jepchirchir is the first athlete to win Olympic gold and the race in New York in the same year. Korir had a…

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Autumn Nations Series: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend savours win over Australia | Rugby Union News

Tries from Hamish Watson, debutant Ewan Ashman and the kicking of Finn Russell helped Scotland to a 15-13 win over Australia; “I think the character of the team, as opposed to the performance, was the real pleasing thing,” head coach Townsend said Last Updated: 07/11/21 6:59pm Scotland’s players celebrate victory over Australia Gregor Townsend savoured an “emotional” victory over Australia as his burgeoning side thrilled a capacity Murrayfield crowd. The Scots claimed a hard-fought 15-13 win over a Wallabies side ranked third in the world in a captivating match that…

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Controlled price on chicken removed, varying prices at different outlets

By Chaminda Silva The Consumer Affairs Authority that had removed the controlled prices on a number of essentials including sugar, dhal, chicken and potatoes must take immediate action to prevent consumers being fleeced by traders at their will, says Ranjith Vithanage, Chairman of the National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection. He said that the CAA issuing a special gazette notification removed the maximum retail price imposed on several items. The new gazette notification lifted price controls on several consumer goods including chicken, canned fish, dhal and sugar. In March 2020…

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Watch Bundesliga live: Greuther Furth vs Eintracht Frankfurt; Kick-off 6:30pm | Football News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Greuther Furth vs Eintracht Frankfurt | November 7 2021 | KO 6:30pm Live action from the Bundesliga as Greuther Furth face Eintracht Frankfurt at the Stadion am Laubenweg. Sky Sports has become the new home of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland after winning exclusive rights for the next four seasons. As the home of German top-flight football in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to tune in to Sky Sports to watch…

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Chantry House set for King George after stylish Sandown win | Racing News

Chantry House had no trouble disposing of sole rival The Big Breakaway to make a successful seasonal reappearance in the John O’Leary Memorial Future Stars Intermediate Chase at Sandown. The seven-year-old, a dual Grade One winner last season, looks set to head for the major staying prizes after putting in a fine round of jumping when making all the running over three miles in the hands of Nico de Boinville. Nicky Henderson’s charge never looked in any danger and was never really challenged by The Big Breakaway, who was a…

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Astroworld: Rapper Travis Scott ‘devastated’ after music festival deaths

Travis Scott says he’s devastated after at least eight people died after a crowd surge during his set at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. In a video posted on Instagram, the rapper said his fans “mean the world” to him and he’s helping the authorities with their investigations. Read more: Police investigate crowd surge at Texas festival Source link–!Thank You !– more

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