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Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

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The Army is fighting institutionalized racism and needs to see troops as individuals with distinct experiences instead of as a homogeneous unit, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Friday. The Army doesn't have a problem with diversity, but inclusion, McConville said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. Advertisement The service branch is already relatively diverse -- the Army is 39% minority, while only 24% of the country is minority. But diversity drops off in higher ranks; 71% of officers are white. In addition to the Army's overt efforts to combat racism, such as effectively banning Confederate flags, promotion boards no longer see photos of candidates to prevent implicit bias, he said. The Air Force has also been discussing race and diversity this su...
Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century

Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century

Entertainment
Adele's 21 is the UK's best-selling album of the 21st Century, selling more than five million copies since 2011.The record, which features the hits Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You, is more than a million copies ahead of the second biggest-seller, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black.Adele also takes third place in the chart, with her most recent record, 25.The century's 40 biggest albums were revealed on Radio 2's Pick of the Pops, as part of National Album Day.Ed Sheeran appears in the top five twice too, while other artists in the top 20 include Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga and Scissor Sisters. UK's best-selling albums (2000-2019) 1) Adele - 21 2) Amy Winehouse - Back To Black 3) Adele - 25 4) Ed Sheeran - x 5) Ed Sheer...
Ex Coronation Street star, 61, proposes to stripper girlfriend on 21st birthday

Ex Coronation Street star, 61, proposes to stripper girlfriend on 21st birthday

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CORONATION Street legend Christopher Quinten popped the question at his girlfriend’s 21st birthday party after seven months of dating. The pair began their relationship seven months ago and Coronation Street legend Christopher Quinten clearly felt ready for the next step.Getting down on one knee, the 61-year-old popped the question at his girlfriend’s 21st birthday party.Robyn Delabarre is filmed sitting on a chair as her beau gets down while wearing a white shirt completely unbuttoned.The beauty, who is a stripper, immediately says yes and throws her face into her hands. Related Articles Sharing the video, Robyn wrote: “My 21st birthday, a night I will never forget, wow.”Christopher played Gail Platt’s husband Brian Tilsley on the ITV soap, before he was killed off in a brutal stabbin
21st Century Fox to sell Sky stake to Comcast

21st Century Fox to sell Sky stake to Comcast

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21st Century Fox has agreed to sell its 39% stake in Sky plc, the owner of Sky News, after rival Comcast triumphed in an auction. The announcement comes four days after the two US giants went head-to-head in a dramatic shoot-out to take control of Sky, overseen by the Takeover Panel.Comcast came out of the auction on top with its £17.28 offer per share, valuing the takeover target at £29.7bn - ahead of Fox's £15.67 valuation.Fox - which already held a 39% stake in Sky - was left to decide what it would do with those shares following Saturday's auction process, and has now revealed its intentions.The company said: "In light of the premium Comcast has agreed to pay for Sky, we and Disney have decided to sell 21CF's existing 39% holding in Sky to Comcast."We con...
Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century wows star-gazers for over 100 minutes

Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century wows star-gazers for over 100 minutes

World
The longest total lunar eclipse of the century transformed the moon into a reddish orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA. The eclipse was not visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, told ABC News. Star-gazers in areas near the Middle East, south or eastern Africa, western and southeast Asia and India were be able to catch a glimpse of the celestial event as long as the weather permits, Petro said. In those areas, the totality of the lunar eclipse -- when the moon will retain its red color -- lasted for about an hour and 42 minutes. The entire event will last about six hours and 13 minutes, Petro said. Residents in Australia were able to see the lunar eclipse as the moon sets, while those in eastern Brazil and...