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Why Tipping Is Wrong – The New York Times

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For decades, tips have been the excuse not to pay restaurant workers even a minimum wage.

Source: Why Tipping Is Wrong – The New York Times

BERKELEY, Calif. — THE announcement on Wednesday by the New York restaurateur Danny Meyer that he was eliminating tipping at his restaurants shows that he understands the impact tipping really has: It has created a two-tiered wage system with deep social and economic consequences for millions.

Mr. Meyer’s move to establish a transparent, fair salary for his staff is laudable, and I hope it will help set a new standard for the industry. But to achieve change across the restaurant business nationwide, we need reform to the law that has created a lower minimum wage for tipped workers…

Forest rangers discover 26 elephant carcasses in Zimbabwe | News | DW.COM | 14.10.2015

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Park rangers in Zimbabwe have discovered the bodies of 26 elephants who died of cyanide poisoning. The discovery comes a week after poachers killed 14 elephants using the same method.

Source: Forest rangers discover 26 elephant carcasses in Zimbabwe | News | DW.COM | 14.10.2015

Park rangers in Zimbabwe have discovered the bodies of 26 elephants who died of cyanide poisoning. The discovery comes a week after poachers killed 14 elephants using the same method…

Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching

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Sky News gains rare access to a rapid response team fighting poachers in South Africa’s largest national park.

Source: Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching

The latest official figures on rhino deaths are extremely disappointing. Despite all the increased efforts and extra money being used to fight the rhino wars, the number of rhinos poached is up by nearly 30% in the Kruger National Park.

But the teams on the frontline insist they are winning.

“We will not give up. We will win this war,” pilot Jaco Mol said, as we flew through the sprawling two million hectares which make up the national park.

Pilot Mol flies one of two new “Squirrel” helicopters now part of the park’s armoury against the poachers.

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