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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

Business
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...
Climate change: UK could hit 40C ‘regularly’ by end of this century

Climate change: UK could hit 40C ‘regularly’ by end of this century

Science
Sweltering temperatures of up to 40C could be a regular occurrence in the UK by 2100 if carbon emissions stay very high says the Met Office.The current record stands at 38.7C, set in Cambridge last July.This new study says there is an "increasing likelihood" of going beyond this figure, because of the human influence on the climate. Under the worst emissions scenario, the 40C mark could occur every three and a half years by the end of this century.The past two summers have seen periods of significant and uncomfortable heat across much of the UK and Europe. Met Office researchers are clear that these hot summers occurred partly as a result of warming gases originating fro...
Women’s T20 World Cup: Heather Knight hits century as England crush Thailand

Women’s T20 World Cup: Heather Knight hits century as England crush Thailand

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group B, Canberra:England 176-2 (20 overs): Knight 108*, Sciver 59*Thailand 78-7 (20 overs): Chantam 32, Shrubsole 3-21England won by 98 runsScorecard and tablesCaptain Heather Knight hit her first Twenty20 international century as England crushed Thailand by 98 runs in the Women's T20 World Cup at Canberra.Knight's unbeaten 108 from 66 balls, and Natalie Sciver's 59 not out, helped England recover from a dreadful start that saw them fall to 7-2.Knight and Sciver's unbroken 169-run stand - the highest partnership i...
World ‘faces 80% calorie increase by end of century’

World ‘faces 80% calorie increase by end of century’

Science
The amount of food needed to feed the world's population by the end of the century could increase by almost 80%, a study has suggested.Researchers from Germany said a trend of increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) is resulting in individuals requiring more calories.The authors warn that failure to meet the need for more calories could lead to greater global inequality.The findings have been published in the journal Plos One.The study, carried out by a team from the University of Gottingen, calculated that 60% of the calorie increase would be a result of the growing number of people in the world.According to the UN World Population Prospects, the global population was estimated to increase from almost seven billion in 2010 to almost 11...
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...