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

The Amazing History Of London’s Most Enduring Logo

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. Rise of Islamist extremists threatens Syrias Christians Loveday Morris Syrias conflict is threatening its reputation as one of the most religiously diverse countries in the Middle East. Craig Whitlock and Anne Gearan The primary mission for the long-range Global Hawks will be to keep watch on North Korea. Kerry, Hagel vow U.S. wont be fooled by Iran Anne Gearan and Craig Whitlock Cabinet leaders insist they will go into Iran talks with eyes open but say the U.S. also has a duty to try. 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.

Pope Francis greets the crowd after his papal mass outside the St Francis Basilica in Assisi on October 4, 2013. Pope Francis visits Assisi for the first time today to honour the saint whose name he adopted for a papacy aimed at promoting peace and helping the poor, the Vatican said.    AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

The gate is actually a small cave, and derives its association with death from the deadly carbon monoxide gases it emanates. Greenhorn sold the ring to the Yorkshire Museum for $50,000. In south Norway, it helped to reveal a pre-Viking tunic estimated to be from around the year 300 AD. high schools at jewelry shops in Vietnam. One of them, a 1970 Montgomery County High School ring, was returned to the school, but its original owner has yet to be found. Based on its age, positioning, copper bridle, and location in the sacred precinct of the ancient city of Tel Haror, the scientists speculated that the animal had been a ritually sacrificed. An artists’ rendering suggests what the High Arctic Camel may have looked like in its forest environment. The hat was said to have documents sewn into it that could help explain the origin of the Korean Hangeul alphabet. The remains were buried on a bed of woven reeds and tied in braided rattan. A Viennese archeologist claims to have discovered the remains of Arsinoe IV, sister to the infamous Cleopatra. She says the remains were found in Ephesus, where Arsinoe was said to have died, but others say there is no hard evidence to back up the claims. In 1990, World War II buff Rodney Brown discovered the statute and procured it from de Weldon, and in 2013 it was sold at auction. Critics cast doubt on the claim that a mummified skull found in a retired collecter’s attic belonged to French King Henri IV. The skull was used to create a 3D model of what Henri’s face looked like. The suitcase, which belonged to Margaret Maule, was filled with memorabilia such as a diary and photographs, and it remains a mystery how it the suitcase ended up at the University.

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But the City of Light, one of the most visited cities in the world, has been knocked off its perch as best city in the world by London and Sydney in a new index released this week. According to the latest edition of the Anholt-GfK City Brands Index which measures a citys brand image, power and appeal, Londons stock has gone up in the world as it took the top spot in the biennial ranking. Possible reasons could include the fact that the city continues to bask in the afterglow of a successful Summer Olympic Games and has maintained a presence in the international spotlight with a string of historic milestones that include the Queens Coronation ceremony and the highly anticipated birth of a new royal with the arrival of Prince George. London also took the top spot as the city where individual cultures are appreciated and where foreigners can “easily fit in.” The Aussie capital of Sydney, meanwhile, enjoys a stellar reputation around the world for being the safest and friendliest city. The City Brands index measures the value of a citys international reputation across six dimensions: its international status and standing; esthetic; a category called pre-requisites such as affordable accommodations and the standard of public amenities; people; pulse (interesting things to do) and its economic and educational potential. More than 5,140 interviews were conducted in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Russia, South Korea, the US and the UK for the index. And while Paris was able to take the top spot in the category of Pulse, where the city failed to crack the top 10 ranking was in categories such as Friendly People and Safety. This summer, in a bid to shed their longstanding image of being rude and surly, the citys chamber of commerce published an etiquette manual for Parisian restaurateurs, taxi drivers and sales staff on how to welcome international tourists. …despite its indisputable charm, the capital has work to do when it comes to welcoming visitors, the chamber admits. And earlier this year, high-profile muggings of Chinese tourists robbed of their passports, plane tickets and cash shortly after landing in Paris tarnished the citys image, as did footage broadcast worldwide of soccer-related riots which broke out not far from the Eiffel Tower. Meanwhile, other notable movements on the index include Tokyo, which suffered a 7-spot drop from tenth place in 2011 to 17th place in 2013. Amsterdam, meanwhile, shot up the ranks from 17th spot to 11th position this year. And while Rio de Janeiro was ranked the third friendliest city on the list, the city fell to the bottom of the heap when it comes to safety (47 out of 50) — a particular concern given it’s set to host the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the report points out. Here are the top 10 best cities for 2013: 1.

London steals title of best city in the world from Paris

In 1933, the Underground Group was renamed to be London Passenger Transport Board. Although “Underground” had previously looked satisfying written across the Roundel’s blue bar, the London Passenger Transport Board’s name was just too unwieldy. It couldn’t quite squeeze in. And attempts to ditch the Roundel to accommodate the Underground’s longer new name proved wildly unpopular. When it was clear that the symbol itself could not be abandoned, the abbreviation L.P.T.B. was crammed into the Roundel’s topmost semi-circles, and a thick line was added to the inside of the ring to visually counterbalance the extra weight of the letters. Even this solution, though, didn’t last. In what Lawrence refers to as a “unique and interesting example of an organization changing its outward facing name just to suit an iconic symbol,” the L.P.T.B. eventually renamed itself to London Transport. What makes the London Underground Roundel so unique amongst logos? “It is one very few symbols in the world that represents a city, a place, a transportation network, and an experience of place, all at the same time,” Lawrence tells Co.Design. “People associate the Roundel with their time in London, and from that cultural association, it has moved into an entire network of counterculture uses and appropriations.” In fact, the Roundel has made the leap from train platforms to fashion labels, record covers, club fliers, beer labels, and more. Even better? The Roundel stays classy and elegant no matter where it goes, with none of the implied hokeyness of similar symbols like, say, the “I (Heart) N.Y.” slogan. To Lawrence, the London Underground Roundel is proof that iconic design needs time to evolve.

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