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Bristol announce name change ahead of Premiership return

“Bristol Rugby will be renamed Bristol Bears ahead of their return to the Aviva Premiership next season” writes Sports Staff for independent.co.uk. Owner Steve Lansdown insisted the new name will help Bristol target a “global audience”. “This is an exciting and major commitment to ensuring the future success of the club,” said Lansdown. “In order to succeed in our mission to inspire our community through rugby success, we must make bold changes to ensure we are prepared for the demands of this highly competitive, dynamic environment. “We have to be…

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GBPUSD losing some upside momentum, but bears not really in control yet….

“If you drill to the 5-minute chart below, the price “wander” has taken the price below a lower trend line” reports forexlive.com. On the hourly chart, the price stalled against a topside trend line too.If the price can move below the 100 bar MA (see blue line in the chart below), it could open the downside for more momentum. Source: forexlive.com Share This:

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Will Facebook’s third-ever ‘death cross’ be the charm for bears?

“A death cross refers to when the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. While Facebook’s death cross history might be discouraging for bears, there are a couple chart patterns that suggest that this time may be different.A bullish “golden cross,” when the 50-day moving average crosses back above the 200-day moving average, appeared on Aug. 5, just 28 sessions after the death cross.The coming death cross for Facebook’s stock will be just the third since the social media company went public in…

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Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

“Sean Payton said Wednesday that Meredith has signed with New Orleans after the Chicago Bears declined to match an offer from the Saints” writes Brad Rempel-usa Today for foxsports.com. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is the newest member of a New Orleans Saints offense that ranked second in the NFL last season.It remains to be seen whether restricted free agent Willie Snead will return to the Saints as he is able to solicit offer sheets from other clubs.The Saints also brought in veteran free agent…

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Hey, how about we helicopter grizzly bears into this remote National Park?

“Recovering grizzly bears in the North Cascades means transporting bears from British Columbia into the park” writes Mark Kaufman for mashable.com. There aren’t many places left to recovery grizzly bears, and North Cascades is as good as it gets.The nation’s top wildlife managers have been planning to recover grizzly bears in North Cascades since 1991.But although these woodlands in Washington State were also once rich in grizzly bears, the park hasn’t confirmed spotting any in years. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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These cuddly pandas are more dangerous than they look

“Although giant pandas are loved all around the world, less than 1,900 of the animals live in the wild in China today” reports nypost.com. They’re listed as a vulnerable species by the World Wildlife Foundation. “Pandas,” a new IMAX film out Friday, takes audiences inside an effort to bolster their small population by taking specially chosen pandas raised in captivity, teaching them to find food, sleep outdoors and interact with wild pandas, then eventually releasing them. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Urbanites glamorize deadly bears that attack ranchers

“That drew lawsuits by several radical environmental groups that argue there are too few grizzly bears, to which three western states responded in a rare show of support for a federal Endangered Species Act program” writes Ap Photo Jim for washingtonexaminer.com. Mary E. Thoman, whose family arrived from Austria around 1900 to homestead near Kemmerer, where they still ranch, spent decades attempting to educate well-meaning outsiders about real life grizzly bears and not the ones of their fantasies. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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France to release bears in Pyrenees for first time in a decade to secour lonesome males

“France is to release two female bears into the Pyrenees, the first in a decade, placing the government on collision course with farmers who complain that the beasts pose a threat to their livestock” writes Henry Samuel for telegraph.co.uk. Sheep rearers have previously taken the law into their own hands, targeting the bears with various traps, including one containing glass laced with honey.Nicolas Hulot, President Emmanuel Macron’s star environment minister and a former wildlife TV presenter, said he was prepared to face farmers’ wrath otherwise the population could die out…

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FTSE 100 struggles as strong pound bears down on stocks

“A stronger pound can hurt stocks on the FTSE 100, as about 75% of revenue for its multinational components is made overseas” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. U.K. stocks fell Thursday, as blue-chips opened at their lowest level since December 2016, under pressure from a jump in the pound.On Wednesday, the benchmark fell 0.3% , hurt by losses for retailers as well as strength in the pound.Those declines largely stem from gains for the pound and the euro against the U.S. dollar, as sterling traded around its highest level since…

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