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London Zoo Announces Birth Of Sumatran Tiger Cub, Critically Endangered Species

1 2013 of the first tiger cub for 17 years to be born at the zoo. After a pregnancy lasting approximately 105 days and a six-minute labour, five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to a single cub. Zoo keepers kept a careful eye on the first-time mum through hidden cameras installed to keep watch without disturbing her. By Associated Press, LONDON Call it Cub Cam: Hidden cameras have captured the birth of a Sumatran tiger cub, London Zoos first in 17 years. The zoo announced Wednesday that five-year-old tiger Melati had given birth to the cub over the weekend following a six-minute labor. In twist on growth plan, Japan PM commits to tax hike Chico Harlan Shinzo Abe says Japan will go ahead with a sales tax planned for April but will pair it with new stimulus spending. It said zookeepers had kept Melatis 105-day pregnancy under wraps so they could keep a careful eye on the tiger, installing hidden cameras so as not to disturb the first-time mother. The cub is the grandchild of the zoos last tiger cub, Hari the father of Melati. The cub whose sex and name are not yet known was born six months after the opening of the zoos new tiger territory exhibit, which is designed to encourage breeding of the critically endangered species. The zoo said its new arrival will not be shown for a few weeks. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

London Drugs Wins Canadian Stewardship Award

Hills co-founder James King also runs the incubator Find Invest Grow (aka FIG), so Hill took his company to their newly minted office space across town. Around September last year a piece of land became available behind Westfield [shopping center in West London]. There was a bunch of warehouses back here, and so we took over the whole warehouse and turned it into our own West London incubator that houses a whole host of different businesses. Having our own four walls was good, he explains. The Advantages Of Heading West This location in FIG Village has other advantages besides a simple set of walls. A lot of the companies we work with are actually out West. If you look at where Cisco, where Microsoft Microsoft , where the big B2B tech is, its actually out this side of town, as is Discovery Channel, Sky and the BBC, Hill says. Wazoku, which provides an internal idea generation and management platform for the BBC has clearly benefited from this proximity. But has being away from the East London tech action created other hassles for the fledgling company? Quite the opposite, claims Hill. A lot of clients, theyre struggling for meeting space in Central London. Theyre really happy to come to us. Weve got a huge space. Weve got a Muay Thai boxing gym in here, so we have two boxing rings in the office people find it quite quirky. If were going to meet clients, then the fact that we can show them an interesting space that isnt just four desks in a really expensive Shoreditch office gives us some more credibility, Hill says.

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Click to Play Tip of the week | Nina Zagat Nina Zagat, the co-founder and co-chair of Zagat Restaurant Surveys, extols brand awareness and social media. “I think any business that begins today has to put a lot of effort into making sure that information about their company is available everywhere,” she say. Tesco /quotes/zigman/156634 UK:TSCO -0.31% /quotes/zigman/156646/quotes/nls/tscdy TSCDY -0.97% slid 3.7% after reporting a decline in first-half net profit , as it struggles to regain its footing in the U.K. and faces sales declines in international markets. Another food retailer, J Sainsbury PLC /quotes/zigman/350043 UK:SBRY -1.26% gave up 1.3%, failing to get a boost from stronger sales numbers in the second quarter . The firm said it was the only major supermarket to expand its market share during the period, adding that its online grocery business grew over 15% during the quarter. Unilever PLC /quotes/zigman/409909 UK:ULVR -1.65% /quotes/zigman/203077/quotes/nls/ul UL -1.34% added pressure in London, down 1.8%, after UBS cut the consumer-products firm to neutral from buy, citing slowing demands in emerging markets on top of currency weakness. Whilst this does not invalidate the long term structural EM growth story, perhaps the market needs to revisit the growth algorithm one should apply. With Unilever positioning itself as the emerging market company it will unavoidably find itself in the middle of this debate, the analysts said. A safety consultant appearing as an expert witness told the court on Tuesday that BP could have ended the oil spill two months sooner than it did, according to the Financial Times. Other oil firms were also lower, tracking a decline in oil prices .

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Markets close in 3 hrs 50 mins London Drugs Wins Canadian Stewardship Award Retailer Receives National Award for Exemplary Efforts in Recycling, Education, Advocacy and Environmental Leadership Through Its ‘What’s the Green Deal’ Program Press Release: London Drugs Ltd. 19 hours ago Print VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2013) – London Drugs took top honours in the ‘Business’ category for their ‘ What’s the Green Deal ‘ program at the 2013 Conference on Canadian Stewardship. The Canadian Stewardship Award recognizes exceptional achievements of a business that has made a significant contribution, through leadership or advocacy, towards environmental stewardship and producer responsibility. Since its launch in 2008, London Drugs’ ‘What’s the Green Deal’ program now tallies more than 42 million pounds of materials recycled including : Styrofoam, batteries, computers, televisions, cell phones, paper, plastic, cardboard, and metals. “London Drugs perfectly fit the purpose of the Canadian Stewardship Award,” said Mark McKenney, President of the Canadian Product Stewardship Council, the sponsor of the award. “By taking a leadership position in managing materials sold from their retail stores, London Drugs offers their customers in-store recycling that goes beyond what is mandated by regulations. They work with their buyers and suppliers to improve their product stewardship responsibilities by communicating with customers in-store and online with a dedicated website , blogs , videos and social media.” London Drugs’ Administrator of Retail Operations, Maury McCausland, accepted the award from McKenney, on behalf of the thousands of London Drugs employees and customers that have helped make ‘What’s the Green Deal’ a stewardship success story. “Being recognized at the national level is a testament to the enthusiastic support of our employees and customers who continue to help London Drugs succeed with our innovative recycling and waste diversion efforts,” says McCausland. We are proud of the achievements of our employees and customers in reducing waste, but we realize the journey to sustainability is one that never ends. That’s why ‘What’s the Green Deal?’ is a question we will continue to ask ourselves, even as we endeavor to answer it.” London Drugs recently celebrated a milestone achievement across its western Canadian chain with the removal of a waste disposal bin at the St. Albert , Alberta store which has achieved a near 100 per cent waste diversion rate. The chain’s overall waste diversion rate rose from 67% in 2011 to 74% in 2012.

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