China wants to boost its ability to modify the weather and will extend an artificial rain and snow programme to cover at least 5.5 million square kilometres of land by 2025, the country's cabinet said late on Wednesday. The State Council said in policy guidelines that it would ensure that its weather modification capabilities would reach an "advanced" level by 2035, and would focus on revitalising rural regions, restoring ecosystems and minimising losses from natural disasters. China has frequently made use of cloud seeding technologies to relieve droughts or clear the air ahead of major international events.
Dec.02 -- Jamil Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University, discusses potential security threats as President-elect Joe Biden picks his national security team. Jaffer speaks on "Bloomberg Technology."
Neymar dropped a bombshell on Wednesday as he followed up scoring twice for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 Champions League win over Manchester United by revealing his desire to reunite with Lionel Messi next season.
Brexit talks have stretched late into the night as both sides fought their corners with the clock ticking down to the deadline for a trade deal. Several boxes of pizza were delivered to the talks venue on Wednesday night as officials from London and Brussels tried to hammer out an agreement. The last-ditch discussions come ahead of the end of the transition period on December 31.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has picked a favorite in the fight to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as California's junior senator: Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Feinstein said Wednesday she supports Padilla, California's top elections official, and noted his Hispanic heritage. California has never had a Hispanic U.S. senator.
Dec.02 -- Kelly Steckelberg, chief financial officer at Zoom Video Communications Inc., discusses the company's earnings report on "Bloomberg Technology."
Four cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at Netflix's Epic building, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. A source with knowledge of the situation tells Variety that the cases at Netflix's Epic location occurred three weeks ago. Those impacted were part of a crew hired by the streamer to complete construction […]
Dec.02 -- Blackberry Ltd. announced a partnership with Amazon.com Inc. to create standardized vehicle data across all models of cars. Blackberry Chief Executive Officer John Chen discusses what the partnership with Amazon means for the company's future on "Bloomberg Technology."
58 per cent consider their mental health in a worse state since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Warner Chappell Music has promoted June Gao to the new role of China general manager, the company said Wednesday. She will continue to be based in Beijing, reporting to Monica Lee, president of Warner Chappell Music Asia Pacific. Gao will oversee all of the firm's China business and build up a larger team there. Warner […]
For at least the last 150 years, the rolling, wooded hills of New York State’s scenic Westchester County have attracted American aristocrats and other financial fat cats looking for a bucolic escape from the hurly-burly of Manhattan. Rockefellers and van Cortlandts built palatial country estates, and some of the area’s current crop of upper-crust homeowners […]
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Kenya's wealthy elite have been quietly taking advantage of the citizenship by investment programs particularly with Dominica and St. Kitts & Nevis.
In today's TV news roundup, Netflix announced the premiere date and released a trailer for "Lupin," and Fox shared an extended teaser for "The Masked Dancer." CASTING Netflix announced Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis and Journey Christine have been cast in "The Upshaws." The newly announced actors join Mike […]
Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it is moving its global headquarters to the Houston area from California, where the company's roots go back to the founding of Silicon Valley decades ago. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced that the relocation will increase the company's presence in the area, which is already home to more than 2,600 employees. HPE is building a 440,000-square-foot campus in two five-story buildings in the city of Spring, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Houston.
Investors in Asia were expecting small gains on Thursday, after Wall Street booked a choppy day due in part to a disappointing private jobs report indicating slowing economic activity. “Markets are quite likely to muddle through from here,” said Michael Frazis, portfolio manager at Frazis Capital Partners in Sydney. A couple of months ago, no one knew how deep coronavirus would be, or what the outcome of the election was.
Sequencing has become somewhat of a lost art in the age of shuffle, but not in Harry Styles' eyes -- or ears. To hear Variety's Hitmaker of the Year tell it, an album’s cohesion relies on getting the track list right. How many variations did the singer consider before deciding the final order of “Fine […]