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Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate change

Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate change

Science
The Prince of Wales has warned the climate crisis will "dwarf" the impact of coronavirus.In a recorded message, to be played at the virtual opening of Climate Week on Monday, Prince Charles said "swift and immediate action" was needed.The prince said Covid-19 provided a "window of opportunity" to reset the economy for a more "sustainable and inclusive future". He added that the pandemic was "a wake-up call we cannot ignore". In his message, recorded from Birkhall in the grounds of Balmoral, Prince Charles said: "Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented pace and scale, we will miss the window of opportunity to 'reset' for... a more sustainable and inclusive future.""[The environmental] crisis has been with us for far too many years - decried...
Senate confirms Charles Q. Brown as first black Air Force chief of staff

Senate confirms Charles Q. Brown as first black Air Force chief of staff

Business
June 9 (UPI) -- The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to make Gen. Charles Q. Brown the Air Force's 22nd chief of staff -- and the first African-American to lead a U.S. military branch. Brown, who is currently the commander of the Pacific Air Forces, will replace Gen. Dave Goldfein as the Air Force's top general. Advertisement "Congratulations to Gen CQ Brown on his nomination to be our next Chief. He's led worldwide - in the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa," Goldfein tweeted when Brown was nominated in March, calling Brown "one of the finest warriors" the Air Force has ever produced. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Brown's confirmation marked a "historic day in America." Last week, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, delayed Brown's nomination from moving forward due...
Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Entertainment
The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis.Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication of when shows might resume,Prince Charles said it was important to "find a way of keeping these orchestras and other arts bodies going".The prince, who is patron of dozens of arts institutions, noted they were of "enormous importance" to the economy."It's absolutely crucial that they can come back twice as enthusiastic as before," he said in an interview with Classic FM.The heads of the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre have all warned they are facing financial collapse with...
Famous birthdays for Feb. 20: Cindy Crawford, Charles Barkley

Famous birthdays for Feb. 20: Cindy Crawford, Charles Barkley

Entertainment
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include: -- American Revolutionary War hero William Prescott in 1726 -- Architect Louis Kahn in 1901 -- Photographer Ansel Adams in 1902 -- Fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924 -- Film director Robert Altman in 1925 -- Fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy in 1927 -- Actor Sidney Poitier in 1927 (age 93) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Auto racer Bobby Unser in 1934 (age 86) -- Singer Nancy Wilson in 1937 -- Auto racing businessman/team owner Roger Penske in 1937 (age 83) -- Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie in 1941 (age 79) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in 1942 (age 78) -- Hockey Hall of F...
Here’s what advisors can anticipate amid the $26 billion Charles Schwab-TD Ameritrade tie-up

Here’s what advisors can anticipate amid the $26 billion Charles Schwab-TD Ameritrade tie-up

Finance
A pedestrian passes in front of a Charles Schwab Corp. office building in New York.Gabriella Angotti-Jones | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCharles Schwab's proposed acquisition of TD Ameritrade is stirring up worry among financial advisors.Schwab on Monday announced it would buy TD in a $ 26 billion all-stock transaction. Together, the firms will serve 24 million brokerage accounts, accounting for more than $ 5 trillion in client assets.Both firms also have massive footprints in the registered investment advisory industry, where they custody investors' assets and execute trades.They also provide firms with the technology to simplify their workflow and allow advisors to focus on financial planning."Together we can deliver the ultimate client experience for retail investors and independent registe...