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Where ‘Woke’ CEOs Are Falling Short

May 19, 2022

Can CEOs run the world? And will the world allow them to? That has become a central question of our times, as leaders of big business step up to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Consider: • A majority of Fortune 500 CEOs, according to Fortune’s polling, have now committed to, or are planning to commit to, the U.N. goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. Combating climate change, a complex undertaking once seen as primarily a government challenge, has moved ...read more

DARPA announces programme to develop GPS-independent clocks

May 19, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in the US, has announced the H6 programme to develop GPS-independent clocks that can maintain accurate timing to improve mission success. Certain military systems depend on global positioning system (GPS) timing updates. GPS capabilities can deteriorate underground or underwater and may also become unavailable due to jamming by adversaries. In turn, this may jeopardise the success of the mission. The H6 programme seeks to address this issue ...read more

World hunger at 'new high', UN warns, with enough grain to feed millions stuck in Ukraine

May 19, 2022

The secretary-general of the United Nations has warned that hunger levels around the world "are at a new high". Antonio Guterres was speaking at a meeting of world leaders called to discuss the escalating food security crisis. He said the number of people facing severe food insecurity had doubled in just two years from 135 million before the coronavirus pandemic to 276 million today. The number of people living in famine conditions has increased by more than 500% since 2016 and now sits at more ...read more

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rates Are Even Worse Than We Thought

May 19, 2022

It’s well established that the state of U.S. plastics recycling is dismal. But plastic waste experts, who have long cautioned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) purported recycling rate was overestimated, now say that the country is poised for a reckoning. In 2018, the last time the agency analyzed where the nation’s trash ends up, the plastics recycling rate came in at about 9%, meaning that more than 91% of plastics generated that year were put in a landfill or incinerat ...read more

DARPA announces programme to develop GPS-independent clocks

May 19, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in the US, has announced the H6 programme to develop GPS-independent clocks that can maintain accurate timing to improve mission success. Certain military systems depend on global positioning system (GPS) timing updates. GPS capabilities can deteriorate underground or underwater and may also become unavailable due to jamming by adversaries. In turn, this may jeopardise the success of the mission. The H6 programme seeks to address this issue ...read more

Putin health: Russian leader caught retching and coughing in latest meeting - VIDEO

May 19, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Sergey Chemezov Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Russian leader appeared to retch and splutter through the televised meeting on Wednesday which spar ...read more

Millennials and Gen Z Invested When It Was Fun. Now They’re Riding Out a Crash

May 19, 2022

“Being open to crypto astrology might literally change your life,” says Maren Altman. She’s a 23-year-old astrology influencer with over 1.2 million TikTok followers, and she believes the study of celestial bodies can be a valuable tool for making sense of cryptocurrency. “I’m tracking planetary cycles,” she says. “So I look at the positions of the planets at a given moment and then other times in history.” Altman emphasizes that you don’t have to be an expert trader to take ...read more

Triumph Group reports net sales of $386.7m in Q4 fiscal year 2022

May 19, 2022

Triumph Air Repair in Phoenix, Arizona. Credit: Jax 0677/ commons.wikimedia.org. US-based aerospace and defence systems manufacturer Triumph Group has rep o rted net sales of $386.7m in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 (Q4 FY 2022) that ended on 31 March 2022. The figure was $466.8m in the same period a year ago. The company said that quarterly net sales declined 2% organically, excluding divestitures and sunsetting programmes, due to a fall in commercial widebody production an ...read more

Have Your Say: Should Charles apologise to Canada? 'It’s not enough'

May 19, 2022

CANADIANS have demanded that Prince Charles issue an apology on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II for the "assimilation and genocide" committed against the country's native population. Should Prince Charles apologise to Canada? Prince Charles meets with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top royal stories again Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include advert ...read more

Marnie Schulenburg, ‘As the World Turns’ star, dies at 37

May 19, 2022

Marnie Schulenburg, a soap-opera actor who starred on As the World Turns and One Life to Live, has died after two years of living with metastatic breast cancer. She was 37. Schulenburg was known for her roles as Jo Sullivan on the One Life to Live reboot and Alison Steward on As the World Turns. She died on May 17, her rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Schulenburg’s husband, Zack Robidas, who is best-known for his role as Mark Ravenhead on HBO’s Succession, also confirmed his wife ...read more