The company said excursions of this nature required staff to check areas before landing and to protect those onboard against polar bear attacks. "[The victim] was flown out, was responsive", Etminan told the AP.
Spitsbergen is the largest island of the archipelago which is located in the Arctic Ocean, about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. Sustainability is the priority in Svalbard and almost two thirds of the islands are protected areas, presumably because of climate change. It is known for its barren landscapes and wild animals. A promotional film (see above) highlights wildlife, including polar bears.
An estimated 3000 polar bears live on Svalbard, a wilderness of glaciers and ice caps between Norway and the North Pole. "The polar bear distribution is strongly related to the distribution of sea ice", it added.
In 1995, Nina Jeanette Olaussen, 22, from Oslo was attacked and killed by polar bear on Platafjellet, just west of Longyearbyen, and just five months later Helmer Kristian Kristensen from Tromso was exposed to the same fate, Aftenposten wrote.
With a population of 22,000 to 31,000, polar bears are considered "vulnerable" animals on the extinction risk chart.
That's what makes the shooting and killing of a polar bear in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, within the Arctic Circle, all the more infuriating.
Four years earlier, 17-year-old Horatio Chapple from Britain was killed and four others injured when a polar bear attacked them at Von Postbreen, about 40 kilometers from Longyearbyen.
Yet while the attacks may seem vicious, evidence suggests that the species' survival is now at risk as key food sources-including seal blubber- are disappearing as the Arctic ice continues to melt.
After meeting with Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, Paul tweeted a statement that he had elected to support his confirmation. After the meeting, which lasted over two hours, Manchin remained tight-lipped as to how he meant to vote.
For almost two years, Facebook has appeared bulletproof despite a series of scandals about the misuse of its giant social network. In Europe, things were looking dicey as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) lost 1 million users, sinking to 376 million monthly active users.
Before the results were announced, Facebook's shares had closed in NY at $217.50, a record high, and had gained 23% this year . While the company reported a growth in all markets, its overall revenues missed analyst estimates.
The Moon will get to the height of the eclipse at around 1.51 am, at which point it would have reached the centre of the Umbra. Additionally, near the eclipsed " blood moon " on Friday will be the "red planet" Mars shining at its brightest in 15 years.
But 69 was the low score among the first 22 players out in Sunday's final round as the breeze was blowing 15-20 miles per hour . Schauffele, the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season, holed a 30-foot putt from behind the 18th green for a 67.
The Syrian warplanes are also taking part in striking the IS fighters in the areas where clashes are ongoing northeast of Sweida. While the Syrian army managed to prevent another attack two suicide bombers belonging to the group "Islamic state".
Rosenstein, along with FBI Director Christopher Wray , faced dozens of angry Republicans at a House hearing last month. House Speaker Paul Ryan has also said he is satisfied with progress on the document production.
Trump Calls Out Mueller for 'Conflicts of Interest'
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GDP shows economy in 'good shape,' but markets wanted more
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Giuliani says he's not sure collusion is a crime
Cohen is the third Trump associate to suggest the president knew more about the 2016 meeting in Trump Tower than he's letting on. Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam (Taxi cabs maybe?).
Trump 'open' to Moscow visit after Putin extends invite
Putin said Friday that he was prepared to visit Trump in Washington and that he had also invited the president to Moscow. Journalists and free press advocates responded to the obvious disconnect in the White House's statement.
One dead as raging California wildfire spreads near city
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Imran Khan Gives China's Example in First Address to Nation
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