They are as close to "friends" as Putin has – they go back years and still play regular ice hockey games together. Given Timchenko's long-standing ties to Putin, and the extraordinary rise of Gunvor from obscurity to one of the world's leading oil trading companies, the company has long been subject to rumours of Putin's involvement as a beneficial owner. … [Read more...] about Crimea crisis: US sanction list is who’s who of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle
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The benefits accruing from cow hugging are for real, says Bengaluru-based psychiatrist Dr B Girish Chandra. The feeling is akin to cuddling a toddler or pets at home. "A hug triggers the happy hormones oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine, consequently reducing cortisol (the stress hormone), bringing down stress levels, anxiety and the symptoms of depression," says Dr Chandra. Cows by nature are calm, gentle, and patient and the huggers benefit from the animal's warm body temperature, slower heartbeat and large size, he adds. All this helps regulate the body’s metabolism, and immune and stress response. … [Read more...] about Cow hugging: What is it?
Rohane said that the gender of the two cubs had not been determined as they were still in the enclosure where Akira had given birth. The park authorities were keeping a watch on them through CCTV. … [Read more...] about 2 cubs born to Asiatic lion pair in Kangra’s Dhauladhar Zoo
The idea of "firewall" can be applied to "international cooperation for the dissemination of vaccines," and will contribute to the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Raffarin said in a written interview with Xinhua on Sunday, referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping's proposal at the G20 Riyadh Summit to build a global "firewall" against COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Interview: France, China should strengthen cooperation on green growth, multilateralism, says Raffarin
Wyatt, the first indigenous Australian to serve as a government minister, on Tuesday said he was prepared to circumvent governments that fail to meet their Closing the Gap obligations, describing the Northern Territory's (NT) failure to deliver remote indigenous housing as "a disgrace." … [Read more...] about Australian states, territories urged to step up fight against indigenous disadvantage