The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 24th, 2023 day edition

image for Orcas have sunk 3 boats in Europe and appear to be teaching others to do the same. But why?

Orcas have attacked and sunk a third boat off the Iberian coast of Europe, and experts now believe the behavior is being copied by the rest of the population.

"There were two smaller and one larger orca," skipper Werner Schaufelberger told the German publication Yacht .

"The two little orcas observed the bigger one's technique and, with a slight run-up, they too slammed into the boat."

Spanish coast guards rescued the crew and towed the boat to Barbate, but it sank at the port entrance.

Orcas are social creatures that can easily learn and reproduce behaviors performed by others, according to the 2022 study.

In the majority of reported cases , orcas have made a beeline for a boat's rudder and either bitten, bent or broken it.

Orcas appear to perceive the behavior as advantageous, despite the risk they run by slamming into moving boat structures, López Fernandez added. »

Do not call: States sue telecom company over billions of robocalls

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The 141-page lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix against Avid Telecom, its owner Michael D. Lansky and company vice president Stacey S. Reeves.

The lawsuit arises from the nationwide, bipartisan Anti-Robocall Multistate Litigation Task Force of 51 attorneys general and the District of Columbia.

Two conservative hoaxers were convicted of fraud for making over 85,000 robocalls to Black voters in five states. »

Shell AGM disrupted by protests as investors reject new emissions targets

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Shell’s annual shareholder meeting in London descended into chaos with more than an hour of climate protests delaying the start of a meeting in which investors in the oil company rejected new targets for carbon emissions cuts.

The company asked shareholders to vote against the climate resolution, which was organised by the campaign group Follow This.

Shell’s shareholders rejected the resolution by 79.8% to 20.2%, according to a preliminary count from the company. »

Consumers Battling Cost of Living Crisis Are Choosing Affordability Over Brand Loyalty

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The concern is presented in shifts in purchasing habits and many say they are losing trust in retail and consumer product companies.

As consumers cope, EY found that they are changing purchase habits and the way they interact with brands.

Consumers are responding by switching away from brands, reducing their list of essentials and canceling subscriptions to maximize their budgets. »