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COP26: ‘Moment of truth’ as world meets for climate summit

COP26: ‘Moment of truth’ as world meets for climate summit

Science
Getty ImagesThe highly anticipated COP26 climate change summit begins later in the Scottish city of Glasgow.Delegates from about 200 countries will be there to announce how they will cut emissions by 2030 and help the planet. With the world warming because of fossil fuel emissions caused by humans, scientists warn that urgent action is needed to avoid a climate catastrophe.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the summit will be the "world's moment of truth".Speaking before the two-week conference, he urged leaders to make the most of it: "The question everyone is asking is whether we seize this moment or let it slip away."Simple guide to climate changeWhy the COP26 climate summit is importantLatest as pivotal climate change summit beginsCOP26 President Alok Sharma said agreement would be "...
Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc’s new tech rules loom

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc’s new tech rules loom

Technology
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met top European Union officials on a visit to BrusselsBy KELVIN CHAN Associated PressFebruary 17, 2020, 4:35 PM3 min readLONDON -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence. The billionaire social network founder is the latest U.S. tech executive to make the trip to the headquarters of the EU, which is becoming an increasingly important player in technology regulation. Zuckerberg's visit came as the company warned that potential regulation risked stifling innovation. Zuckerberg met Margrethe Vestager, the EU's powerful executive vice president in charge of making Europe “fit for the digital age.” He also ha...
Look: Ryan Reynolds meets EXO in South Korea

Look: Ryan Reynolds meets EXO in South Korea

Entertainment
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds met K-pop group EXO during his time in South Korea. The 43-year-old actor shared a photo Monday on Twitter of himself with EXO members Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Suho, Chen, Kai and Sehun. The picture shows Reynolds posing with EXO as the singers give a thumbs up. Reynolds edited the photo to show him with a purple hairstyle similar to the group's. "Thrilled to be EXO's newest member. I might not be able to dance or sing, but one thing's for damn sure: I have no idea how to give the 'thumbs up' sign. Honestly, I have never learned it," he captioned the post. Reynolds was promoting his Netflix movie, 6 Underground, in South Korea. He posted the original photo with EXO on Instagram. "I'm in the band. No, for serious. The security guard who tasered me was part of a ca...
PMC Bank assures to protect depositors interest; meets RBI

PMC Bank assures to protect depositors interest; meets RBI

Finance
MUMBAI: Amid instances of deaths and also a suicide, of depositors, troubled PMC Bank's administrator met RBI brass including Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday. "It was assured that the bank will make all efforts to safeguard the interests of depositors and other stakeholders," the statement from J B Bhoria, who was placed as the administrator last month by RBI, said. It also informed that the bank is in the process of recasting its balance sheet to present a "true and fair picture", according to the press release from Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank's administrator Bhoria. The meeting with Das, deputy governor and other senior officials of the Central bank came after police authorities confirmed the death of one more depositor, Fattomal Punjabi (61) due to natural causes...
New nuclear command center meets requirements for operational capability

New nuclear command center meets requirements for operational capability

Business
April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Strategic Command has declared the new nuclear command center in Nebraska has reached initial operational capability. The center's readiness was determined Wednesday, according to an Air Force news release. The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center, known as NC3, is located at Offutt Air Force Base. NC3 is involved in restructuring situation monitoring, decision-making, force direction, force management and planning. Offutt became the host base for the U.S. Strategic Command, known as USSTRATCOM, which was established in 1992 from the Strategic Air Command and the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff. It comprises the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force branches. USSTRATCOM has taken over the modernization of NC3 from the Air Force Global...