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SINGAPORE nike air max 97 undefeated kaufen , March 10 (Xinhua) -- Researchers from India and National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a new species of narrow-mouthed frog in the laterite rock formations in India's coastal plains, announced NUS in a press release on Thursday.

The newly-discovered frog is pale brown with prominent black markings on its dorsum, hands, feet and flanks. It has a call that can be easily mistaken for that of a cricket.

The frog was named "Microhyla laterite (M. laterite)" after its natural habitat. Seshadri K S, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science who led the research team, said they hope to draw attention to the endangered rock formations by naming the frog after its habitat.

The tiny frog , which is around 1.6 centimeters, only the size of a thumbnail, was spotted in laterite habitats in and around the coastal town of India's Manipal. These rocky areas, usually devoid of trees and other vegetation, are classified as wastelands, which are often used for dumping activities and are heavily mined for construction materials.

To ensure the validity of the frog as a new species nike air max 97 online kaufen , Seshadri and his team members studied the genes, body structure, coloration and vocalizations of four individual frogs. They also compared the results with data of closely related species.

Based on preliminary assessments, the research team suggested M. laterite to be classified as Endangered under the guidelines of the Red List by International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN), as the geographic range of the frog is narrow, within an area of 150 square kilometers in southwest India.

"In spite of its geological heritage air max 97 schweiz , laterite areas in India receive very little protection from any legislation. Given the threats these fragile habitats are facing, there is a strong imperative to conserve them," said Ramit Singal, independent researcher who first spotted the frog and brought it to the attention of Seshadri.

Since M. laterite appears to be restricted to laterite rock formations along the coast, the researchers intend to conduct further research to determine the evolutionary ecology of the frog, and to test for an association with laterite formations.

by Fuad Rajeh

SANAA air max 97 kaufen , Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Houthi rebels are tightening its grip on Yemen's capital Sanaa and excluding their ally, General People's Congress (GPC) party of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, from power amid growing tensions between the two sides, local security officials and analysts said.

The developments followed sporadic deadly clashes and a media war between them which started after the GPC decided to mark its founding anniversary a week ago.

Each side is accusing the other of misuse of public funds and corruption, and the differences have already reached a dangerous point.

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Moreover, they have fired dozens of GPC military and non-military officials and are planning to announce a state of emergency in Sanaa, shut down social media platforms and other measures.

The Iran-backed Houthis and the GPC allied in September 2014, when they ousted the UN-backed government and later sparked a civil war and a Saudi-led bombing campaign.

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The Houthi-Saleh earliest alliance started in 2011 when key political parties allied in a year-long uprising against the regime of Saleh. Saleh resorted to the Houthis to resist his biggest rivals, especially the Islah Party, or Yemen's Muslim brotherhood, which was powerful at all public and military institutions and large militias.

When the Houthis expanded their presence to Sanaa in 2014, Saleh had no option but to ally with them because other groups were all planning to defeat him.

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On the other hand, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia also played key roles in the 2014 developments which led to chaos in Yemen.

The U.S. and Saudi feared the Islah Party would seize power because it was the second largest party after the GPC.

Since the first day of the Houthi-Saleh alliance, it was expected the old enemies Houthis and the GPC would fight each other in the end.

Saleh fought six wars against the Houthi group during his presidency from 2002 to 2009. His troops killed the brother of Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi in these wars backed by Saudi Arabia.

Faris Al-Beel, a political analyst and college professor, said all signs indicate the Houthi-Saleh alliance has already come to its end.

"What is happening in Sanaa at the moment is a power struggle between different ideologies. While the Houthis aim to seize power based on historic and religious references that restrict power to their family Nike Air Max 97 Ultra '17 Rot Kaufen , Saleh's ideology is based on taking revenge and restoring power mostly with political tactics," Al-Beel said.

"They can't be partners with such completely different ideologies. They allied to serve their interests under specific circumstances, but over time it was obvious that each side has its own plans to eliminate the other and end their fragile partnership," the analyst explained.

The deepening crises in Yemen are also contributing to the collapse of the alliance. Yemen is suffering the largest humanitarian crisis and cholera epidemic, and the UN says the two crises and the political stalemate are all man-made.

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