In recent years, China has restricted the teaching of the Tibetan language as part of ongoing campaigns to encourage ethnic minority groups’ assimilation into Chinese culture. At the same time, Chinese government workers have been dismantling buildings and evicting residents at Larung Gar, one of the world’s largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning, in what Tibetan rights activists say is just the latest example of state sponsored repression. “What has happened is that they have increasingly gained control over them.”.
Most people think flat roofing tar is made from coal tar, and there was a time when this was indeed the case. And if you ask them today, those same ill informed people think is made from pine tar, but these days its all made from petroleum bituman. Even with low oil prices the tar sands in Alberta is spewing out so much bitumen as a petroleum refining biproduct, it makes economic sense that this material be repurposed for other industries..
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Completing the Install of the Stone Veneer SurroundAfter you have adhered the last stone, you can add some definition by applying acoat of stone wash. This will bring out the colors in the stone for a rich finish. Now you can stand back and admire. The mulberry lined roads of Fergana Valley lead to Margilan, an important silk weaving centre on the Silk Road. I get a tour of the Yodgorlik Silk Factory, the largest traditional unit in Uzbekistan, where everything is done by hand from spinning, dyeing to weaving colourful ikat fabric. In the spinning room, a vat of hot water contains hundreds of cocoons, their fine silk threads feeding into a spinning wheel.
The Spotted Turtle, restricted in Canada to wetlands in southern Ontario, is extremely prone to population decline because it doesn’t reach maturity for 11 15 years, produces few young, and can live up to 100 years. These life history traits make populations vulnerable to any increase in adult mortality. Road kill and high demand for live animals for the illegal pet trade have taken a serious toll on this species, especially when combined with ongoing loss of wetland habitat.