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Climate change: Key crops face major shifts as world warms

Climate change: Key crops face major shifts as world warms

Science
Getty ImagesThe parts of the world suitable for growing coffee, cashews and avocados will change dramatically as the world heats up, according to a new study.Key coffee regions in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam and Colombia will all "drastically decrease" by around 50% by 2050.Suitable areas for cashews and avocados will increase but most will be far from current sites of production. The authors say that greater efforts must be made to help farmers adapt.Buried treasures threatened by climate changeCarbon offsetting 'not get-out-of-jail-free card''Fragile win' at COP26 climate summit under threatCoffee is one of the world's most important crops, not just as key beverage but as a livelihood for millions of small farmers. Getty ImagesAnd thanks to growing consumer preferences in richer countries...
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 "...
CRMNEXT Wins the 2021 “Dream Company to Work For” Award Presented by Times Ascent and the World HRD Congress

CRMNEXT Wins the 2021 “Dream Company to Work For” Award Presented by Times Ascent and the World HRD Congress

Finance
CRMNEXT has been recognized as the 'Dream Company to work for' and the Best IT Employer in Platform as a Service (PaaS) category by the Times Ascent at World HRD Congress 2021. CRMNEXT is a leading global banking and insurance digital transformation and customer experience platform. It has to its credit the largest banking CRM implementation globally with over a million bankers and a billion customers managed on its platform. The award is a testament to CRMNEXT's exceptional working environment that empowers employees to push their boundaries with a holistic care and work enablement ecosystem, innovative technology stack and continuous learning model to meet the evolving needs of its customers. Times Ascent World HRD Congress is the largest HR event in the world, with over 1800 profession...
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy

Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy

World
Monarchs, heads of state and prime ministers across the world, past and present, have sent heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.Spain's king and queen telegrammed "Dear Aunt Lilibet" to mourn the passing of "Dear Uncle Philip".Along with tributes from Europe's royal households, many Commonwealth nations praised his exceptional public service.They paid tribute to a life of duty, purpose and devotion to the Queen."He was a heck of a guy... 99 years old, he never slowed down at all," said US President Joe Biden. All living former US presidents also sent tributes.PA MediaThe duke, whose death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday, accompanied the Queen during hundreds of overseas visits.'Cherish the memories'Prince Philip had blood...
World Cup 2022 qualifying: Wales 1-0 Czech Republic – James seals Wales win

World Cup 2022 qualifying: Wales 1-0 Czech Republic – James seals Wales win

Sports
Daniel James' late header gave Wales a precious win over the Czech Republic in a fiery World Cup qualifier in which both teams had a man sent off.The visitors dominated a goalless first half with Jakub Jankto missing several chances, while Gareth Bale wasted the best opportunity of all for Wales.Czech striker Patrik Schick was shown a straight red card early in the second half for raising his hand to the face of Connor Roberts, who was later sent off for a second booking.As both sides searched desperately for a winning goal, Bale delivered an inviting cross from the left wing, which James met with a brilliantly directed header to secure Wales' first win of the campaign.The result moves Wales up to third place in Group E, one point behind the Czech Republic in second and four adrift of lead...