S.African court allows sheep exports to Middle East, turns down cruelty concerns

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S.African court allows sheep exports to Middle East, rejects cruelty concerns

CAPE TOWN, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A South African court ruled on Tuesday that a Kuwaiti firm could ship thousands of sheep to the Middle East, dealing a blow to animal welfare activists seeking to ban such exports on concerns that extreme heat could kill the animals en route.In the high court case, South Africa’s…

No favorable tests for NFL players, coaches: report

FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriAll NFL players and coaches involved in Sunday games passed tests for COVID-19 and “should be good to go,” pending a health check upon arrival at stadiums, NFL Network’s Ian…

Somali pirates pirate Panama-flagged ship

BOSASO, Somalia/NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship had been seized after a three-year hiatus in hijackings.Three Iranian fishermen, who, according to maritime security officials, were released by Somali pirates after being held…

No positive tests for NFL gamers, coaches: report

FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriAll NFL players and coaches involved in Sunday games passed tests for COVID-19 and “should be good to go,” pending a health check upon arrival at stadiums, NFL Network’s Ian…

As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

LONDON (Reuters) – As melting sea ice opens the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing amounts of climate-warming pollution, a Reuters analysis of new shipping and fuel-consumption data shows.FILE PHOTO: Chunks of ice float inside of meltwater pools on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland,…

As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

LONDON (Reuters) – As melting sea ice opens the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing amounts of climate-warming pollution, a Reuters analysis of new shipping and fuel-consumption data shows.FILE PHOTO: Chunks of ice float inside of meltwater pools on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland,…

Somali pirates hijack Panama-flagged ship: local official

BOSASO, Somalia/NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship had been seized after a three-year hiatus in hijackings.Three Iranian fishermen, who, according to a maritime security officials, were released by Somali pirates after being…

Snapchat’s most current custom Lenses are created for dancing videos

Snap has updated its Lens Studio platform so artists and developers can create custom Lenses — the company’s term for AR experiences — that leverage full body tracking. Snapchat’s maker has created two templates, Full Body Triggers and Full Body Attachments, that can conjure up various effects based on what the user is doing inside…

MSC Grandiosa: First Mediterranean cruise launches after five-month pause

Publishedduration16 Augustimage copyrightEPAimage captionMSC Cruises says all passengers and crew have been tested for coronavirus before boardingThe first major cruise ship to set sail in the Mediterranean in almost five months has left from the Italian city of Genoa.The MSC Grandiosa will stop at three Italian ports and the Maltese capital Valletta in a seven-day…