Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future?

For 20 to 30 minutes each week, “What I’m Looking At” features Cross calmly describing random objects — her shoes, an apple, a box of toothpicks — in soothing detail, like a combination Zen relaxation ritual and conceptual art project. She earns no money from it directly (she has supporters on Patreon), but has built […]

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids

Huge winter storms plunged large parts of the central and southern United States into an energy crisis this week, with frigid blasts of Arctic weather crippling electric grids and leaving millions of Americans without power amid dangerously cold temperatures. The grid failures were most severe in Texas, where more than four million people woke up […]

Ecuador’s Cuenca votes to ban future mining projects

Quito, Ecuador – As the results of this month’s presidential elections in Ecuador remain disputed, another important vote was held that could have wide-reaching implications for the South American nation. Residents of the Andean city of Cuenca and the county’s rural outskirts on February 7 voted to prohibit future large-scale mining activities in five nearby […]

Mitch McConnell’s big bet: Trump is not the future of the GOP

For critics of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, his vote to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the US Capitol riot followed immediately by his vilification of Trump was nothing more than naked hypocrisy. Before explaining his vote – that a former president “is constitutionally not eligible for conviction” – McConnell […]

India dam disaster: The trigger event and warnings for the future

“We are the last generation that can prevent irreparable damage to our planet,” were the opening remarks of the United Nations General Assembly’s former President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés at the 2019 Climate and Sustainable Development meeting. Citing the conclusion of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, she added: “Eleven years is all […]

Nasal vaccines the future in fight against COVID-19: UK scientist

article author:  Arab News Author:  Tue, 2021-02-09 15:18 LONDON: A leading UK scientist has suggested that COVID-19 could be effectively controlled through nasal spray vaccines, rather than injections, in the future.  Prof. Peter Openshaw, a professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College London, described nasal immunizations as a “rational” development in the fight against the […]

How will Ecuador’s elections affect the future of the Amazon?

Quito, Ecuador – Environmentalists and Indigenous communities in Ecuador are concerned about the fate of the Amazon rainforest ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections, as the two leading candidates’ environmental plans received moderate to poor rankings from advocates. Illegal logging, oil spills and large-scale mining projects have threatened both the rainforest, often called the lungs of […]

Trump impeachment trial is about the future, not a conviction

Barring an enormously compelling performance by the Democratic prosecutors, the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will almost certainly end up with his acquittal, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s protestations. “They don’t know that. They don’t know that. They don’t know that. They haven’t heard the case,” Pelosi told reporters on Thursday when it […]

Hazaras fear for future as Afghanistan risks slipping into chaos

The choice was straightforward for Hamidullah Asadi, a member of Afghanistan’s minority Hazara community – wait for the next deadly attack or join a growing militia. After spending months recovering from grave injuries after an ISIL (ISIS) suicide attack, he was ready to fight. “We were forced to take up arms,” said Asadi, now a […]

‘Jobs of the future’: UK outlines post-Brexit subsidy scheme

Business minister says UK wants to use its new freedoms to help domestic industries. The United Kingdom wants to establish a more flexible system of subsidy rules than those in place when it was a member of the European Union, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Wednesday. Having left the EU fully in January, the […]

Libya’s future hangs in the balance at UN-recognised leadership vote

The 75-member forum represents Libya’s main regions, each to be represented on a three-member presidential council. Delegates from Libya’s opposing sides have kicked off a five-day meeting to choose an interim prime minister and a three-member presidency council in a crucial bid to reunite the troubled oil-rich country before an election in December. The Libyan […]

Nigerian farmers hail Shell ruling, but future remains uncertain

Lagos, Nigeria – It has taken 13 years for Fidelis Oguru to get the victory that he and a group of other farmers in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region so badly wanted. On Friday, the Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled that Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), was […]

Facebook vs Apple: Social media giant sees future competitor

Facebook CEO sees ‘significant competitive overlap’ with iPhone maker on private messaging, augmented reality glasses. Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he sees Apple Inc. as a “significant” future competitor as the two companies begin to build out rival business lines. Zuckerberg discussed Facebook’s key product areas on Wednesday during a fourth-quarter earnings […]

Aleksei Navalny and the Future of Russia

Over the weekend, a standoff between President Vladimir Putin and his loudest critic became a showdown in the streets. Could this be a turning point? Source link

Spectre of conflict threatens the future of CAR ‘sandfishers’

Bangui, Central African Republic – As if summoned by the setting sun, dozens of wooden canoes laden with a precious cargo come in to moor on the shores of the Ubangi River. Young men disembark from the boats and converge in the cool shade of a mango tree, while porters begin to unload their catch. […]

Who is who in the Trump Caucus: Are they the Republican future?

Even after last week’s US Capitol riot by Trump supporters, most Republican members of Congress are still standing with President Donald Trump. There were 139 Republicans who objected in the House of Representatives to ratifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College win and 197 who opposed the article of impeachment for an insurrection that Democrats brought against […]

CDU leadership vote: German party eyes post-Merkel future

Berlin, Germany – As Angela Merkel prepares to depart the stage after 15 years as chancellor, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has yet to choose who will lead the party into September’s federal elections, a decision with significant implications for the future of Germany and the European Union. With attempts to hold an in-person conference […]

‘Toothless tiger’: Impeachment could bar Trump from future office

An extraordinary breach of the United States Capitol by rioters egged on by President Donald Trump has led legislators into uncharted territory as they set course for impeachment with just days left in Trump’s term. Democrats in the US House of Representative have said they will introduce an Article of Impeachment against Trump as soon […]

Debate over Trump’s future intensifies with calls for impeachment

Democrats say they could take up articles of impeachment against Trump as soon as next week if his Cabinet does not try to remove him first. Democrats are discussing whether to move forward with the quick impeachment of President Donald Trump if his Cabinet does not try to remove him first. The storming of the […]