African Elephant Specialist Group

According to a member of the African Elephant Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, traditional weapons—including poison-tipped spears and arrows—are commonly used for poaching in Tsavo. These ‘silent’ methods often kill animals more slowly than a high-calibre gunshot, but the poachers are patient, avoiding …

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Small-scale poaching

Small-scale poaching is the targeting of an individual elephant or rhino, or small numbers of them, for profit. In contrast to large-scale poaching, which involves the concentrated killing of a herd in a short period of time, small-scale poaching tends to be conducted over a significant period of time. The …

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The effect of large scale poaching

Large-scale poaching is the targeting and illegal killing of a concentrated population of elephants in a short period of time. Documented cases have involved the use of firearms, large quantities of ammunition, and even military helicopters. By one account, large-scale poaching is facilitated by automatic weapons such as Kalashnikov-pattern rifles …

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Choose which door wisely

Eventually, I wisely chose door number two and decided to let Josh go. It was an incredibly hard decision because he was an awesome dude, but it was clearly the right thing to do for everybody’s well-being, including Josh. It wouldn’t have been doing him any favors to …

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Content Marketing Deliverables

The following are deliverables for content marketing. These deliverables help identify the content you should be creating, how it should take shape, and how it should be deployed.

Keyword Research

Using various keyword tools, this deliverable provides a list of relevant keyword terms in your category and about your brand …

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Finding questions

Asking feeling/finding questions can be a great first step, but as the saying goes, “The more you know, the more you know,” so ask questions of anybody who might know something you don’t. Be humble in your approach. Find someone in any industry, or even a competitor, and …

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Arthritis by infection

Several different kinds of infections can bring about arthritis, including bacteria, viruses, and fungal infection. Bacterial knee arthritis can cause something called a septic joint. This is usually easy to diagnose because the joint becomes suddenly painful, with the classic signs of infection, including redness, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty moving …

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How to conquer the architectural side of your website

Device agnostic: Designs should be mobile device–centered and should also be optimal for other platforms to consume content. The list of devices that users are using to reach your site has grown from traditional desktop devices to mobile phones, tablets, and even smart TVs. As time goes on, be …

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Types of Patio Doors

Archeologists say that so far, the oldest sliding doors were found in Pompeii, Italy. The city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. They also found folding doors in Pompeii. After World War II, sliding patio doors became a popular style in suburban homes …

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Which parts of a car can be recycled?

Recycling is so important now, more than ever. We have completely destroyed our planet, and it's our job to try to produce as little eco-friendly waste as possible. In this first part of my article I will be explaining all of the car parts that can be recycled. Most car …

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Every Business has a Value

Everything has a value. Putting value in dollar terms is the cornerstone not only of running a business but also of investing in almost any form. Knowing how to arrive at a value for the physical and intrinsic characteristics of a business is essential to building wealth of all kinds …

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Scotland the Brave

From dramatically rugged landscapes to world-class cities, traditional foods and a rich history, Scotland has a strong sense of national identity of which it is fiercely proud.

A country of staggering natural beauty and a prime destination when taking a vacation UK bound, Scotland is renowned for its atmospheric glens …

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The Green Juice Diet

What is green juice and what is the green juice diet? A green juice is a type of juicer that includes a large amount of greens, along with some other fruits and veggies. The green juice diet is a type of juice cleanse or fast that includes abstaining from solid …

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Have you Considered a Green Wedding?

You can have a traditional wedding in a green way or you can be a trendsetting eco-couple and celebrate your special day in an unconventional way. Your wedding should be as unique as you are while showcasing your beliefs and values. From the smallest eco-detail to the largest wedding expense …

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Conducting Effective Market Research

Business guru Peter Drucker says that businesses exist to create customers. If you can’t create customers, your business will end. If you’re already generating revenue with a solid, consistent customer base, you have market demand. But if you’re unsure whether market demand exists (or whether current demand …

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Fun with Boomerangs

A boomerang is a curved throwing stick used chiefly by the Aboriginals of Australia for hunting and warfare. When thrown, the boomerang returns to the thrower if tossed correctly. They are a popular plaything with young children who marvel at how work. Boomerangs are also an internationally recognised symbol of …

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Originality in Poetry

The easiest way, in poetry, is to rephrase your own emotional reac- tions in the words and phrases created by the favorite poets of the past: so that a thing is "white as the driven snow," or "red as a June rose." When these similes were first invented, they were …

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The Sport of Falconry

For many practitioners, falconry has ethereal, almost poetic, qualities. It provides real contact with nature; with the wind; with the ways of wild animals and their wild habitats; with the raw beauty and power of birds of prey in flight; with the privilege of watching them do what they do …

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The Link Between Obesity and Pain

Obesity is a condition whereby excessive fat tissue accumulates and is usually diagnosed by using weight and height to calculate body mass index, or BMI. A person can have a low, normal, overweight, or obese BMI. A BMI greater than 40 is considered morbidly obese. About 3.5 percent of …

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Getting Children into Nature

When we grew up (perhaps this sounds familiar to some of you of a certain age) both of us were allowed to play without supervision. Along with a gang of friends we tussled, climbed trees, built forts, rambled. From wading through cattail marshes and playing hide and seek among towering …

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Writing Effective Job Descriptions

If you cannot effectively describe a position, you cannot effectively hire for it. Oftentimes, historical assumptions about the background, educa- tion, and skills necessary to do a job shape job descriptions. Analyze these carefully. If the current description says the candidate needs to have 10 years of experience, why is …

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Make the Most of your Sales Pitch

If you were building a model airplane, it wouldn’t be any good to make most of it great but to leave off the left wing or connect the rudder upside-down. You would completely undo all your good work by being sloppy in even one area. If the airplane is …

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Presenting to Senior Executives

Senior executives are a tough segment to reach. They usually have very little time in their schedules to give you. Though that’s true of many audiences, what sets this crowd apart is that they need to make huge decisions based on accurate information delivered quickly. Long presentations with a …

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The Law on Foraging

Foraging, it should go without saying, needs to be legal. It should also be fun. And no hobby, surely, could be cheaper. More often than not a carrier bag folded in the pocket and open eyes are all you need. The law on foraging is the proverbial minefield, but the …

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General Principles of Project Management

The work undertaken by Henri Fayol in the early part of the 20th century is largely the foundation upon which the general principles of project management were built and in essence defines the structure by which many projects are still managed today.

Fayol’s general principles of management are:

  1. Division …

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Leading By Example

We all know that the strengths and weaknesses in any depart- ment or organization can often mirror those of the people who run it. If you, as a manager, have difficulty getting the people who work for you to measure up to the standards upon which you insist, how about …

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