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Mariupol has fallen to Russia. Here’s what that means for Ukraine

Enlarge this image A Russian serviceman patrols the destroyed part of the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works in Ukraine's port city of...

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 18)

Enlarge this image Russian army Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind glass during a court hearing in Kyiv on Wednesday. He...

Jakub Orliński’s new album brings Polish opera classics to world stage in 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with rising opera star and break dancer Jakub Jozef Orlinski, whose new album "Farewells" is a...

Russian sergeant pleas guilty in the 1st war crimes case of the invasion in Ukraine

A Russian sergeant pleads guilty for killing a Ukrainian civilian in the war's first war crimes case. Such cases usually occur...

North Korea has a growing arsenal of nuclear weapons — and seems willing to use them

President Biden heads to South Korea this week after a spate of North Korean missile tests. Seoul and Washington are alarmed by...

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French court upholds charge against Lafarge over Syria operation

French court confirms charge of complicity in ‘crimes against humanity’ for Lafarge over alleged payoffs to ISIL (ISIS) and other armed groups.A French appeals court has confirmed a charge of complicity in crimes against humanity for cement group Lafarge over alleged...

India’s top court frees convict in ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi’s case

The Supreme Court of India has released after 30 years a man jailed over the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv GandhiIndia’s top court has ordered the release of a man convicted over the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. A bench...

Russia-Ukraine live news: UN chief warns of global food crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a “global food shortage” in the coming months, but says talks can avert a crisis. Washington reopens its embassy in Kyiv after abandoning the diplomatic post shortly before the Russian invasion. President Joe Biden’s...

US embassy in Kyiv reopens after nearly three months of war

Washington remains committed to helping Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion, the US says, as embassy staff return to the capital.The United States has reopened its embassy in Kyiv, the US Department of State announced, nearly three months after withdrawing American...

Nine killed in clashes in Tajikistan’s restive eastern region

Tajikistan’s interior ministry says 70 ‘active members of a terrorist group’ were detained after deadly clashes in Gorno-Badakhshan.At least eight people have been killed in clashes between Tajik security forces and “anti-government militants” in a restive region...

US ‘confident’ NATO expansion issues will be resolved

Turkey has opposed NATO membership bids by Sweden and Finland, but US says concerns can be addressed.US President Joe Biden has said the bids by Sweden and Finland to join NATO would be successful, despite objections raised by Turkey to their applications. “I think...

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In the modern world, all spheres of our life are striving for digitalization, and the field of medicine is no exception. Today, more and more IT specialists are paying attention to Patient Portals Development, which gives hope. The idea of ​​these portals was created...

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U.S. wheat futures slide on Russian crop exports, U.N. grain talks

Article content CHICAGO — U.S. grains futures fell on Wednesday following a report about the United Nations’ efforts to restore Ukraine grain shipments and as forecasts of ample Russian supplies added to the impact on sentiment of expectations high prices will curb...

Yellen: Not legal for U.S. to seize Russian official assets

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters David Lawder Publishing date: May 18, 2022  •  22 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content BONN — The United States does not have legal authority to seize Russian central...

Chile’s financial system has enough liquidity, central bank says

Article content Chile’s banking system has adequate levels of liquidity and solvency despite more restrictive financial conditions that are expected to lead to an economic contraction, the country’s central bank said on Wednesday. “The banks present limited risks and...

Dollar gains, stocks retreat as inflation jitters return

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Herbert Lash and Tommy Wilkes Publishing date: May 18, 2022  •  26 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content NEW YORK/LONDON — The dollar strengthened and global stocks...

EU set to clear Volkswagen’s Europcar deal without conditions – sources

Article content BRUSSELS — EU antitrust regulators are expected to approve without conditions a Volkswagen-led consortium’s 2.9 billion euro ($3 billion) bid for Europcar, people familiar with the matter said. Volkswagen teamed up with asset manager Attestor Limited...

Mexican cryptocurrency platform Bitso launches in Colombia

Article content BOGOTA — Mexican cryptocurrency exchange platform Bitso has begun operating in Colombia, its fourth market, where it hopes to accumulate 1 million clients just this month, co-founder and Chief Executive Daniel Vogel said. Bitso is among Latin America’s...

Tencent Posts Steepest Profit Decline Since Going Public

Tencent Holdings posted its worst-ever quarterly profit drop and slowest revenue growth in nearly two decades, as China’s pandemic resurgence hit a technology giant already struggling with a yearlong regulatory crackdown.The social-media and videogame behemoth said...

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How weaponized ransomware is quickly becoming more lethal

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Ransomware attackers continue to weaponize vulnerabilities faster than ever,...

Blockchain and SWIFT’s dominance in global finance

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Over the past two years, the capital markets’ ecosystem has undergone a...

The cloud continuum: Futureproofing your business for what’s next

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! For many businesses, the accelerated adoption of cloud services is reshaping...

HowGood aims to boost enterprises’ sustainability intelligence

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! New York-based HowGood, a company that provides a software-as-a-service...

Wayve and Microsoft partner to scale autonomous vehicles

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Circa 2017, there was a lot of hype around autonomous driving. If one were to...

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Omens of Decline for Russia’s Once World-Leading Energy Industry – The New York Times

It was to be a hugely ambitious project on the frigid Gulf of Ob, in Russia’s Far North, a steppingstone in Moscow’s rising ambitions to be a power in liquefied natural gas much as it is in oil and gas delivered by pipeline.When President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia...

Advocates say Duke Energy’s North Carolina climate plan relies too heavily on fossil fuels – Energy News Network

Every morning, the Energy News Network compiles the top stories about the clean energy transition and delivers them to your inbox for free. Sign up today! After months of anticipation, Duke Energy has submitted its plan to nearly eliminate its climate-warming carbon...

New Insights Briefing from the Energy Transitions Commission: To build energy security Europe should accelerate the clean energy transition – PR Newswire

But the key focus of the brief is on the medium term actions (2-8 years) which could improve energy security, stability of supply and limit the impact of future fossil fuel price shocks by 2030.  The core of the response should be accelerated investment in renewable...

High energy burden for Mississippians expected to get worse this summer – Northside Sun

Booming natural gas prices, along with retiring coal plants and limited oil production, mean electric bills will likely go up across the country this summer. That includes Mississippi, where both energy consumption and the inability to pay for electric bills rank...

Climate Change In The News

Climate change is making record-breaking heatwaves in India and Pakistan 100 times more likely – CNN

In an analysis, climate scientists with the UK's Met Office found that the natural probability of a heatwave exceeding average temperatures from 2010 would be once in 312 years, but when climate change is factored in, the chances increase to once in every 3.1...

Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans – The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. For decades, scientists warned that human-induced climate change could put communities in danger around the world. More intense climate and weather events...

Climate change set four records in 2021, U.S. says – NBC News

Four key measures of climate change hit record highs last year, the United Nations said Wednesday. Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean temperatures and ocean acidification all hit their highest recorded levels in 2021, leading to “harmful and...

Climate change is putting our health at risk – WUSA9.com

The data is clear: Climate change is posing a greater threat to our health than ever before. WASHINGTON — Sitting in his pediatrician's office, Mickey Carlisle gets checked by Dr. Samantha Ahdoot. "You're so much healthier than you were. Last week, you did not feel...

Education In The News

Opinion: California’s math education needs an update, but not as proposed – The Mercury News

California students’ math scores have lagged for years and only gotten worse during the pandemic.The California State Board of Education has the job of adopting K-12 curriculum frameworks in accordance with state education code, which calls for “broad minimum...

See what kind of work Milwaukee area education foundations do – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Brown Deer Education Foundation began modestly in 2014 with a hat at a table outside of then-Superintendent Deb Kerr's office.About eight people, includingBarb Fleming andMark Laux, wanted to see what they could do to give back to the district that had given so...

Walker County Board of Education rewarding full time employees – WBRC

DORA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Walker County Board of Education is hoping to boost morale with their recent gift to full time employees. The staff members I spoke with were excited to hear about the extra $500 headed their way.It isn’t a bonus, they will have to do a little...

Audit shows holdings of Louisiana’s higher education foundations topped $4B in assets in 2020 – American Press | American Press – American Press

The University of Louisiana System. By Victor Skinner | The Center Square  A recent audit of college and university foundations in Louisiana shows several dozen across the state’s four higher education systems held more than $4 billion in assets in 2020. Louisiana...
Leaders Share Strategies To Reinvent Higher Education – Forbes

Leaders Share Strategies To Reinvent Higher Education – Forbes

Higher education has been the bedrock of our society for over 300 years, with just under 4,000 degree-granting institutions. Recently, however, skyrocketing tuition costs have created several challenges and have the general public questioning the value and purpose of...

Is the education system working? – eSchool News

PISA, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics, and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges. Its league table of results suggests which of the 90 participating...

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