The idea of reintroducing Pleistocene fauna came from Frans Vera, a government scientist. He got hold of some Heck cattle, a German attempt, under the patronage of Hermann Goring, to recreate aurochs (strong, wild creatures untainted by domestication or foreign stock) by breeding primitive cattle from zoos. From Poland he imported Konik ponies, said to be descended from tarpans, the last of Europes wild horses. He shipped in red deer, which were among Europes original inhabitants. The population of horses and deer exploded: at the peak there were 1,200 horses.
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Cannabis and some types of "recreational mushrooms" are in a separate class; still illegal, but largely tolerated. The most powerful type of "magic mushrooms," containing psilocybin, were made illegal in 2008, but authorities say they will not prosecute anyone holding very small quantities. Hashish is also in a gray area, up to each municipality to decide. Not everyone likes this openness. Weed tourism is controversial in some circles and there are worries that lax laws attract more than just the tattoos and scraggly beard crowd, encouraging drug traffickers to enter the market. Weed aficionados across parts of the world panicked a couple of years ago when a conservative government announced plans to stem drug tourism , partly as a result of friction with neighboring countries. Under the new rules, coffee shops would issue membership cards, Weed Passes, only to local residents.
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The club made few changes this offseason, but the addition of Brazilian forward Neymar is expected to take away some of the reliance the team had on superstar Lionel Messi. The game on Wednesday will represent Neymar's Champions League debut; Coach Gerardo Martino will also be overseeing his first UCL game ever as well. Like Us on Facebook "Neymar has the same excitement as I do about playing in a competition like this," the coach said according to ESPN . "For all coaches, the opportunity to take part in competition like the Champions League is a big thing in their career. I am looking forward to it a lot, especially with a group of players like these." Ajax enters the competition looking to improve upon its third-place group finish from last season. Johann Cruyff has already expressed his support for the Dutch side in this matchup and Coach Marc Overmars is relishing the chance to take down one of the top sides in Europe. "Of every ten games which Barca and Ajax play, Ajax would only win one," Overmars said according to ESPN .
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The apartment complex is powered completely by electricity, so there was no heat, hot water or functioning appliances. Shelter occupants had breakfast and lunch Tuesday and dinner was planned for later in the day. Well continue to stay open as long as theres a need, Watson said. Contractors had been on the scene trying to replace the gear since soon after the crash, Wood said. St.
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I stocked up and got cooking from my apartments in downtown Amsterdam. My first apartment had a wonderful and well stocked kitchen which allowed me to play around. Bright and gorgeous with a glass-walled garden overlooking a bohemian balcony, it was difficult to believe that we were right downtown. I made laksa and rendang, and relaxed over a glass of wine. This apartment was more reminiscent of a luxury hotel, but far more spacious. My next online one was more like a B&B with more limited cooking facilities, but also a lovely rooftop overlooking the sleepy roofs of Amsterdam. Here I made satay, which is more in the prep than in the cooking, once you have web directories a frying pan, you can get it done.
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And there are only so many times you can plow through the city's best dinner-- Walem Cafe's smoked salmon sandwich followed by one of the Pompadour Patisserie's fruit tarts (apricot; peach, prune rhubarb). Well not really. But still it was a surprise when I lurched, in three successive nights, through three really good restaurants and confronted, each time, a surprisingly seductive lobster. The first one was at the Hotel de Goudfazant , a big waterfront warehouse brasserie in north Amsterdam (no funny you ask; it's not easy to get to; you take a ferry, then a taxi, and then you wander aimlessly through an industrial park that is quietly rusting over). But it is worth, well almost, the trek because the house lobster doesn't play games. Nope. The huge boiled lobster (pictured), served cold and splayed under its pink shell, its claws stretched out beseechingly, like a little man pleading for his life, was a surprise because lobster--a simple thing that's also complex--is almost always overcooked or undercooked.
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I didnt go in there for the wi-fi. The wild child singer also reveals she took a tour of the sex workers shops in the red light district while wearing a kinky black latex outfit of her own. Appearing on U.K. talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she says, I stopped off in Amsterdam for pleasure. Id never been there before and I saw more things in one night than Id ever seen. I saw these women in the windows so I went to window shop. I was looking at what they were wearing and not wearing.