Rising greenhouse gas emissions from worldwide food production will make it extremely difficult to limit global warming to the targets set in the Paris climate agreement, even if emissions from fossil-fuel burning were halted immediately, scientists reported Thursday. But they said that meeting one of the targets, limiting overall warming this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or about 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, could be achieved through “rapid and ambitious” changes to the global food system over the next several decades, including adopting plant-rich diets, increasing crop yields and reducing food waste. “If we’re trying to meet the 1.5-degree Celsius target there is no single silver bullet that is going to get us there,” said Michael Clark, a researcher at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford in England and the lead author of the new research, an analysis of the climate effects of global food production published in the journal Science. … [Read more...] about Cutting Greenhouse Gases From Food Production Is Urgent, Scientists Say
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Over 120,000 views of a video showing a boy being sexually assaulted. A recommendation engine suggesting that a user follow content related to exploited children. Users continually posting abusive material, delays in taking it down when it is detected and friction with organizations that police it. All since Elon Musk declared that “removing child exploitation is priority #1” in a tweet in late November. Under Mr. Musk’s ownership, Twitter’s head of safety, Ella Irwin, said she had been moving rapidly to combat child sexual abuse material, which was prevalent on the site — as it is on most tech platforms — under the previous owners. “Twitter 2.0” will be different, the company promised. But a review by The New York Times found that the imagery, commonly known as child pornography, persisted on the platform, including widely circulated material that the authorities consider the easiest to detect and eliminate. After Mr. Musk took the reins in late October, … [Read more...] about Musk Pledged to Cleanse Twitter of Child Abuse Content. It’s Been Rough Going.
Mega releases in Tamil cinema in 2023 include Rajinikanth’s Jailer and Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2. Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the two highly anticipated films. Both films starring Tamil megastars are set to be released this year and reports indicate that they will be released on the same day. If the reports are to be believed, the Tamil industry is yet again going to witness a box office clash of the films of two superstars. According to industry sources, Jailer and Indian 2 will be released on the same day. Both the much-anticipated films will reportedly be released around Diwali. Though there is no confirmation about the release date of the two films, it’s speculated that the movies will hit theatres on November 10, 2023. If reports turn true, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan will clash at the box office for the first time after 18 years. The last time the films of the two seasoned actors had a face off was in 2005 when their films Chandramukhi and Mumbai Xpress were … [Read more...] about Will Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan Films Clash at the Box Office?
William H. Rehnquist, who died Saturday at the age of 80 almost a year after learning he had thyroid cancer, helped lead a conservative revolution on the Supreme Court during 19 notably successful years as chief justice of the United States. Including 14 years as an associate justice, Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure on the court was not only one of the longest in the institution's history but also one of the most consequential. With a steady hand, a focus and commitment that never wavered, and the muscular use of the power of judicial review, he managed to translate many of his long-held views into binding national precedent. Chief among those was an enhanced role for the states within the federal system, which the court accomplished under his leadership by overturning dozens of federal laws that sought to project federal authority into what the Supreme Court majority viewed as the domain of the states. In the zero-sum game of the tri-partite separation of powers, the Supreme … [Read more...] about William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Is Dead at 80
The employee survey is a commonly used HR tool to gauge employee sentiment around a wide range of issues related to work experience — from management practices to development opportunities, to communications, pay and benefits, and more. But while these surveys certainly have value, the results they generate really don't get at a very fundamental element of the employee experience. Namely, would they recommend the company they work for to others? HR professionals have long known the value of employee referrals when it comes to finding job candidates. Existing employees aren't likely to refer someone who they don't feel would be a good employee or a good fit, so this pool of candidates can be especially productive. In addition, though, there's another reason that recommendations really matter, and it comes from our colleagues in marketing — the Net Promoter Score — or NPS. NPS and How It Works in Marketing In marketing circles, NPS relates to the scientifically demonstrated … [Read more...] about Employee Surveys: A Powerful Combination for HR Process Improvement
WASHINGTON — When Ted Cruz attended Harvard Law School, he liked to study with people who had undergraduate degrees from Harvard, Yale or Princeton. “He said he didn’t want anybody from ‘minor Ivies’ like Penn or Brown,” one of his law school roommates told GQ . That may strike you as slicing the baloney of elitism awfully thin. But a new study has found that Supreme Court justices do much the same thing in selecting their law clerks. It is not news that the justices favor a handful of law schools in doling out clerkships, a glittering credential that all but guarantees success in a profession obsessed with status markers. But the study adds another factor: To get a clerkship, it really helps to have gone to college at Harvard, Yale or Princeton. Albert Yoon , a law professor at the University of Toronto and one of the study’s authors, said the finding was disturbing. “We don’t really live in a meritocracy,” he said. “The Supreme Court is guilty of perpetuating … [Read more...] about The Road to a Supreme Court Clerkship Starts at Three Ivy League Colleges
Password managers have become critical for millions as the digital libraries expand and this week we are hearing news about one such company opening up its platform to other developers. Dashlane is familiar to many and the company has decided to open source its Android and iOS apps. The source code of the apps is available on GitHub which encourages other developers to experiment and partner with the password manager for different applications. Dashlane shared this update via its blog post. The company says all the updates done via this project will be shared on a quarterly basis and will improve as the internal processes get better. Password managers mostly need air-tight security to attract customers and the whole objective of open sourcing the apps is to build a robust security platform with the help of the developer community. In addition to enabling scrutiny of the platform, Dashlane is hopeful that other developers can take a peek into the source code of its applications … [Read more...] about This Password Manager Has Made Its Mobile Apps Open Source: What It Means