Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new research has found.

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A team of researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has discovered that a new feeding technique has spread to 40 per cent of a humpback whale population.

The findings are published today (Thursday 25 April) by the journal Science.

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MAGISTER ADVISORS: “AMAZON IS GOING MOBILE, THREATENING THE VERY CORE OF APPLE’S BUSINESS.”

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Looking ahead to this evening’s quarterly earnings from Amazon, Victor Basta, managing director of Magister Advisors, said: “We believe that Amazon has serious aspirations to be a major mobile device company, to fuel its retail and book sales, and find new ways of engaging with its huge base of active credit-card enabled purchasers.”

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PUBLIC LOOK TO UK BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

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– 40% of British adults believe UK businesses should offer more funds through corporate sponsorship

 

– Culture Secretary calls on others to invest in the arts alongside the Government

 

In a speech made yesterday, Culture Secretary Maria Miller urged UK organisations to “invest in creativity” and show their financial support for the arts alongside the Government. Meanwhile new research1 carried out for Investec Wealth & Investment, reveals that 40% of British adults believe UK businesses have a duty to step in and plug the funding gap left by Government cuts.

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IMO Publishing’s newsletter – Apr 2013

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In May 2013, we expect the updated edition of the IAMSAR Manual: Volumes I, II and III to be available. Please note that these three volumes will come into force on 1 June 2013. This new edition will render obsolete the 2010 edition. The French and Spanish versions will follow on shortly.

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EDGAR WALLACE PRESENTS “THE FOUR JUST MEN” (CERT TBC)

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Produced by Michael Balcon for Ealing Studios on the eve of the Second World War, The Four Just Men (PG) recounts crime novelist Edgar Wallace’s tale of the clandestine band of vigilantes who have united to uphold democracy, fight tyranny and protect British interests worldwide. A patriotic remake of George Ridgeway’s silent of 1921, this innovative thriller sees the unconventional heroes thwarting a dictator’s plan to destroy the British Empire. The Four Just Men will be available to own on DVD from 13 May, RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing.

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Ombudsman Services to handle complaints about Newspaper Licencing Agency

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The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) has joined Ombudsman Services’ Copyright Licensing redress scheme.

This means that customers who buy a NLA licence now have access to independent redress through Ombudsman Services. Customers can complain if they believe the NLA has failed to follow its own code of practice.

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