The Daily: April 21

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New species of frog discovered
A new species of frog has been discovered in Costa Rica, having quickly been associated with Kermit the Frog from the Muppets. The frog was discovered by the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre founder Brian Kubicki in the southern Talamanca Mountains and bears a striking resemblance to the puppet character. The research centre claims that this is the first time a new species of glass frog has been discovered since 1973, adding to the 14 glass frogs inhabiting the national territory. Glass frogs are generally characterised by skin so translucent that their organs be seen.

5 year programme of events for Bronte Sisters bicentennial
The bicentenaries of the births of the Bronte siblings are to be marked by a five-year programme of events. Charlotte Bronte will be celebrated in 2016, their brother Branwell in 2016, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020 – with 2019 being dedicated on father Patrick. The events will include a new exhibition by author Tracy Chevalier as well as a short film by critic and playwright Bonnie Greer. The exhibition, entitled 'I Shall Go Off Like a Bombshell', will focus on Charlotte Bronte's work and is due to open in February at the Bronte Parsonage Museum. The Bronte Society and Parsonage Museum revealed these plans on what would have been Charlotte's 199th birthday. Chevalier has stated 'I have long loved Charlotte Bronte and am thrilled to be involved in the upcoming celebration of her bicentenary', showing her enthusiasm for involvement as well as the project as a whole.

Serena Williams uncertain about upcoming clay season
Serena Williams has called her struggle to beat Sara Errani in the Fed Cap an 'eye-opener' as she feels unprepared for the clay court season. The world number one beat Sara 4-6 7-6 6-3 to make it her 8th win against her, but Serena was still unimpressed. Despite Serena's singles win, USA as a team were thrashed in the doubles and have now been relegated to World Group II. Serena stated 'I'm not as ready for the clay-court season as I though I was', making her anxious for the upcoming Roland Garros (French Open). This tournament has been her least successful Open tournaments, having only claimed the title twice in 2002 and 2013. The USA team captain said that they 'have to work harder' to hopefully be promoted back up to the World Group next year.

Queen's 89th Birthday
The Queen spent her 89th birthday yesterday with the Royal Family at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II has decided to enter her 90th year quietly by spending time with her family and taking a week off from all royal engagements. The Queen, who normally spends weekdays at Buckingham Palace, decided to stay at her Windsor home which she prefers. Like the Duke of Edinburgh, she dislikes the concept of anyone 'making a fuss' over her birthday, hence any family celebration is likely to be low-key. This is the fourth successive year that the Queen has celebrated her birthday at Windsor, although two of her previous birthdays were on the weekend. The Queen will return to her royal engagements on Saturday, where she will attend a Westminster Abbey service to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in WWI.

New exhibit tells the story of Victorian London's homeless people
'Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London' is a new exhibition to be displayed at the Geffrye Museum. The exhibition will hold photographs and paintings which will depict the misery and destituteness of the homeless situation in Victorian London. However, throughout the exhibit, a sense of uplifting is achieved by the noticeable difference between the pictures towards the end; this is due to the fact that the Salvation Army and Bernado's had begun their work in helping the poorer members of society find their feet. The paintings and photographs will depict images such as those described in Dickens' Bleak House and Oliver Twist, providing a clearer visual and working alongside the illustrator, Cruikshank's, drawings. This exhibition will be on show until July 12th 2015.