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The Princess Royal has clocked up more engagements than anyone else in The Firm.
President Joe Biden tried to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change in a private, virtual session with a small group of other global leaders Friday, and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane leaks. Ever-grimmer warnings from scientists this year that the world is nearing the point where the level of climate damage from burning oil, gas and coal becomes catastrophic and irreversible “represent a code red for humanity,” Biden said at the session's outset. “We have to act and we have to act now,” Biden said, speaking on a specially erected White House set that showed virtual arrays of solar panels in the background and a wall of other global leaders listening on screens.
Though the combined company will have access to a larger market, ISS said, "The all-stock deal exposes Five9 shareholders to a more volatile stock whose growth prospects have become less compelling as society inches towards a post-pandemic environment." Since the deal was announced on July 18, Zoom shares have lost more than 20% of their value, while Five9 has dipped about 5%.
In a new interview, artificial intelligence expert Kai Fu-Lee attributed the rise of wealth inequality in part to the tech boom in recent decades, predicting that the trend will worsen in coming years with the continued emergence of AI.
The will of Prince Philip, the late husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, will be sealed and remain private for at least 90 years to preserve the monarch's dignity, a judge at London's High Court has ruled.
The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job.
Yahoo Finance's Brian Sozzi and Julie Hyman break down the morning's top stock movers, including Invesco, Manchester United, and U.S. Steel
The TV star said she's decided to 'walk away' from the programme.
John Malkovich (“The New Pope”) is set to play legendary classical conductor Sergiu Celibidache in a new film titled “The Yellow Tie”, Variety can exclusively reveal. Based on a screenplay by the conductor’s son, Serge Ioan Celebidachi and James Olivier (“Octav”), the biopic will explore Celibidache’s life as one of the world’s most controversial conductors, […]
Washington was on high alert Friday ahead of a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the US Capitol, with security forces better prepared to avoid a repeat of the mayhem seen on January 6.
Ni Kadek Suriani was looking forward to starting her second year of junior high school last year, before the pandemic hit. When her parents lost their jobs, she was forced to help make a living on Indonesia's holiday island of Bali.The 13 year-old is now studying at the headquarters of local charity Bali Street Mums, who sponsor her studies."I almost dropped out of school because of economic problems, my parents didn't work, my mother and father didn't work and I had time selling tissues at traffic lights, then I was taken to this foundation to be helped so that I could go to school again."Like many countries, experts fear that the long school closures in Indonesia are having a devastating long term impact for 68 million students and its wider economy.According to World Bank Data, Indonesian schools were closed for 55 weeks to August 4.With schools shut, Indonesia developed an emergency, simplified curriculum and set up online lessons.Researchers and social workers told Reuters the assignments were often rudimentary at best."The consequences of students dropping out of school, of course they wouldn't be able to gain quality education and this will affect their future in which they wouldn't be equipped with significant skills and also knowledge to be able to compete in the workforce and this will in turn affect their earnings."The report estimated that the loss of learning during the pandemic will cost students at least $253 billion in lifetime earnings.
The Dutch defense minister quit Friday, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan. Ank Bijleveld is the second minister in the Netherlands' caretaker coalition government to resign over the evacuations, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag. Kaag stepped down immediately after the parliamentary censure motion was passed Thursday night.
Taylor Swift fans woke up Friday morning to find that one of her re-recorded songs had just come out… and it isn’t a teaser track for “Red (Taylor’s Version),” which is coming out in November. Instead, it was a new “Taylor’s Version” of the song “Wildest Dream” from the “1989” album, unexpectedly bumping that track […]
Doesn't Erica Wheeler know there's already enough ankle injuries in the W?
Raducanu started the U.S. Open ranked 150th in the world having only played one other Grand Slam in her fledgling career and that was this year's Wimbledon in which she made the third round.During an interview recorded from her home in London on Friday (September 17), the 18-year-old said she rewatched her final against Canada's Leylah Fernandez for the first time the night before and said it almost felt like watching somebody else win the match.Raducanu, now ranked 23rd in the world, said she was "proud" to have come through the tougher moments in the game and also didn't realize how "stressful" the injury timeout for her cut knee was for the TV viewing audience.After winning the final, the British player turned up on major U.S. broadcast channels, visited the Wall Street Stock Exchange and even turned up to the Met Gala, where she got to meet one of her motor sport heroes Lewis Hamilton.On her return to the UK and reuniting with her family, Raducanu revealed the celebrations were low key and that her mom, who comes from China, made some homemade dumplings for her daughter.
Wait, what? Though stocked with a faster processor, better camera and more storage, the latest iPad just got a rare preorder discount.
The head of the world's largest vaccine maker said Friday it was "unethical" to give third doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while developing nations are struggling to access first and second jabs.
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Broadway shows reopened Tuesday night after shutting down for a year and a half following the onset of the pandemic. And for Tony and Grammy-winning composer Tom Kitt, Broadway’s reopening has been a long time coming.
Stocks dipped Friday morning as traders continued to digest a slew of mixed economic data and its implications for monetary policy.