Brazil's federal police and environmental protection agency Ibama have repatriated native parrots and monkeys suspected of having been illegally trafficked to Togo, the force said. The animals arrived back in Brazil over the weekend, the federal police said in a statement on Monday. The operation, which was supported by several countries, located 12 parrots of the Lear's macaw species and 17 golden lion tamarins on Feb. 12 in Togo's capital Lome.
Bernard Kops, who has died aged 97, was an East End-born playwright, poet and novelist whose first play, The Hamlet of Stepney Green (1957), enjoyed worldwide success and saw him rated alongside Harold Pinter, Arnold Wesker, John Osborne and Shelagh Delaney as part of the late 1950s British new wave; yet while he typically selected “realistic” domestic settings for his fiction, poetry, and plays, he rarely touched on political unrest or class prejudice; instead he often incorporated surrealistic
While the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment index rose by 19% year-over-year in February, showing continued resilience amid economic uncertainty and inflation, earnings reports out Tuesday from retail giants Macy's (M) and Lowe's (LOW) indicate consumers are becoming more value-conscious with their spending. Yahoo Finance's Brad Smith and Seana Smith break down the details. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live. Editor's note: This article was written by Angel Smith
Shares in Brazilian food processor BRF SA rose almost 6% in late morning trading on the Sao Paulo stock exchange after the company reported strong fourth quarter results. In a call with analysts to discuss financial performance on Tuesday, BRF executives indicated the company will maintain momentum, with healthy margins likely to last throughout the first quarter of 2024 thanks to an ongoing recovery of meat prices and lower grain costs.
A new autonomous drone designed to assist with researching the effects of climate change in Antarctica is being tested by the British Antarctic Survey, who said it could be a “major addition” to their scientific capability on the remote continent.The drone, the result of a collaboration between the BAS and drone company Windracers, has flown over 720 km in recent weeks, the BAS said, “collecting scientific data” that could enable researchers to widen their research on climate change.If the tests of the drone’s suitability for future use are successful, it would be a “major addition” to research in Antarctica, the BAS said.This footage shows the drone flying over the BAS’s Rothera Research Station.The BAS said that the drone is capable of taking off, flying, and landing safely with minimal ground operator oversight due to its “sophisticated autopilot system.” Credit: British Antarctic Survey via Storyful
The layoffs will affect about 8% of the division's staff in regions from the Americas to Asia and come days after Sony slashed the annual sales expectation for its PlayStation 5 console. "We have concluded that tough decisions have become inevitable," said Sony gaming chief Jim Ryan, blaming it on changes in the way the videogame industry develops, distributes and launches products.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day. Around the country, educators say students routinely send Snapchat messages in class, listen to music and shop online, among countless other examples of how smartphones distract from teaching and learning. The hold that phones have on adolescents in America today is well-
The French government issued a decree Tuesday banning the term "steak" on the label of vegetarian products, saying it was reserved for meat alone. Other terms that can no longer be used for meat-free products include "escalope", "ham", "filet" and "prime rib", according to the decree.The ruling is a response to a long-standing complaint by the meat industry that terms like "vegetarian ham" or "vegan sausage" were confusing for consumers.It is based on a 2020 law whose application was temporarily
Yemen's Houthis said on Tuesday they could only reconsider their missile and drone attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea once Israel ends its "aggression" in the Gaza Strip. Asked if they would halt the attacks if a ceasefire deal is reached, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam told Reuters the situation would be reassessed if the siege of Gaza ended and humanitarian aid was free to enter.