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Thursday April 25th, 2019 day edition

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1 of 4 This 2010 photo provided by the British Antarctic Survey shows emperor penguins and chicks at Antarctica's Halley Bay.

A study released on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 finds that since 2016 there are almost no births at Halley Bay, the second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica’s second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found.

Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay , considered a safe place that should stay cold this century despite global warming.

But almost none have been there since 2016, according to a study in Wednesday’s Antarctic Science.

The breeding pair population has increased significantly at a nearby breeding ground, but the study’s author said it is nowhere near the amount missing at Halley Bay.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. »

Vegan café that charged 18 per cent 'man tax' is set to close

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A café that caused controversy by charging male customers a “man tax” to bridge the gender pay divide is closing down.

Handsome Her, a vegan café in Melbourne Australia, sparked global debate in 2017 when it announced it would offer women priority seating and charge men an 18 per cent premium to “reflect the gender pay gap”.

After two years of trading, the café announced it would be closing its doors for good on April 28. »

Disney heir calls on company to give 50% of exec bonuses to lowest-paid employees

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New York (CNN Business) Abigail Disney is doubling down on her criticism of executive pay at her family's company .

She proposes the company put aside half of the bonuses its executives earn, distributing that to the bottom 10% of200,000 employees.

That doesn't include the additional bonuses — and potentially millions of dollars more — earned by lower-tier executives at the media and theme park conglomerate. »

The Academy won’t change its rules to exclude Netflix from the Oscars

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Alongside the decision about Rule Two, the Academy also announced minor changes to the awards for next year.

Despite the lack of changes to the entry criteria, Netflix is unlikely to abandon its plans to get its films into traditional cinemas.

Many prestige directors still take theatrical runs seriously, and Netflix needs to offer them if it wants to attract this talent. »

The Satanic Temple is Now a Registered Tax-Exempt Church

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Lucien Greaves Says The Satanic Temple is Now a Tax-Exempt Church.

View this post on Instagram �� A post shared by The Satanic Temple (@thesatanictemple) on Apr 24, 2019 at 11:54am PDT.

“Another byproduct of this turn of events, of course, is that The Satanic Temple must re-evaluate its prior principled refusal to accept religious tax-exemption. »