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Biden unveils ‘once in a generation’ spending plan

Biden unveils ‘once in a generation’ spending plan

World
ReutersUS President Joe Biden has called for trillions in spending aimed at re-igniting America's economic growth by upgrading its crumbling infrastructure and tackling climate change.The $ 2.3tn (£1.7tn) proposal would direct billions to initiatives such as charging stations for electric vehicles and eliminating lead water pipes.The spending would be partially offset by raising taxes on businesses.Those plans have already roused fierce opposition.Republicans have called the rises "a recipe for stagnation and decline", while powerful business lobby groups including the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce said they supported investments but would oppose tax increases.The pushback is a sign of the tough fight ahead for the plan, which needs approval from Congress.Acrimony loomsJoe Bi...
Tom Brokaw retires, puts trust in ‘new generation of NBC News’

Tom Brokaw retires, puts trust in ‘new generation of NBC News’

Entertainment
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- NBC News announced the retirement of Tom Brokaw on Friday after 55 years with the network. The 80-year-old anchor said in a statement that he trusts the new generation of NBC News to cover current events. Advertisement "During one of the most complex and consequential eras in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers and technicians is providing America with timely, insightful and critically important information, 24/7," the statement read. "I could not be more proud of them." Brokaw began his NBC career in the Los Angeles Bureau in 1966. He was White House correspondent from 1972-1976 and hosted Today from 1976-1983. Brokaw anchored NBC Nightly News from 1983-2004. He recurred as a special correspondent after vacating the anchor desk. He fille...
‘Fragile generation’ being hit as Marseille doctors deal with ‘alarming’ second wave

‘Fragile generation’ being hit as Marseille doctors deal with ‘alarming’ second wave

World
Go to any hospital in the southern French city of Marseille and you will see the impact a second wave of COVID-19 is having.Intensive care units are either full or about to reach saturation. More bed capacity is desperately needed but staffing is an issue. Hospitals here have issued an urgent appeal for doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians from across France to come to Marseille to help. Image: The city of Marseille is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 This is the scenario the UK is desperate to avoid.At the Laveran Military Hospital, doctors fear a return to the situation earlier this year when the health service was overwhelmed by the numbers. ...
Generation Z isn’t all that into lab-grown meat, according to new study

Generation Z isn’t all that into lab-grown meat, according to new study

Science
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- All kinds of stakeholders, from environmental activists to venture capitalists, are counting on the growth of the cultured meat market. But new research suggests one of the most important consumer cohorts, Generation Z, isn't ready to eat meat grown from animal cells in a lab. The 2 billion people born between 1995 and 2005 are members of Generation Z, and if businesses are to survive longterm, they must market and sell to them. Advertisement For cultured meat companies marketers, members of Generation Z should be an easy sell. New survey results out of Australia suggest young consumers are especially concerned about climate change, sustainability and animal welfare. "Yet most are not ready to accept cultured meat," Diana Bogueva, researcher at the University of Sydney, s...
How Coronavirus lockdown made a ‘Zoom boom’ generation

How Coronavirus lockdown made a ‘Zoom boom’ generation

Technology
I first realised just how quickly attitudes towards technology were changing when my mum told me, two days after lockdown began, that she had downloaded Skype.She's not exactly an early adopter - in fact, she has resolutely refused to video call anybody, ever, until now.Lockdown has removed the luxury of choice for many of us. If you want to see your relatives, it has to be on screen.As we get over the social awkwardness of the "Zoom boom" - when to mute that mic, when to stop talking - we're realising that, for the most part, video chat works. Whether it's family reunions, pub quizzes, office meetings or even pet appointments with the vet, we can get together quickly without being in the same room - and there's a good chance that is going to stick. ...