In this handout photo released by Indian Finance Ministry, Australia's Treasurer Jim Chalmers, left, meets with Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of G-20 financial conclave on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (Indian Finance Ministry via AP)BENGALURU – A meeting of finance chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies ended on Saturday without a consensus, with Russia and China objecting to the description of the war in Ukraine in a final document. The meeting hosted by India issued the G-20 Chair’s summary and an outcome document stating that there was no agreement on the wording of the war in Ukraine. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen condemned the “illegal and unjustified war against Ukraine” at a session attended by Russian officials and reiterated calls for G-20 nations to do more to support Ukraine and hinder Moscow’s war effort. At the last major G-20 meeting, in Bali, Indonesia, in November, leaders had strongly condemned the war, warning that the conflict was intensifying fragilities in the world’s economy.
February 26, 2023 03:38 UTC
FILE - Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks to voters at a town hall campaign event, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Urbandale, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former South Carolina Gov. In the 2020 presidential campaign, several in the broad Democratic field released fundraising for their first 24 hours as candidates. That leftover cash could be transferred to another federal campaign. “It is a tough choice for a lot of South Carolina Republicans to make between two very well liked South Carolina political figures,” said Walldorf, Haley’s appointee to lead South Carolina’s Board of Economic Advisors.
February 25, 2023 08:02 UTC
Google is sunsetting Universal Analytics (UA) on July 1st. Starting in March, Google will automatically create Google Analytics 4 (GA4) properties for any customer who does not set up a GA4 property with basic settings. GA4 is much more than just a new “version” of Google Analytics. This 5-minute GA4 preparation guide from MoreVisibility will provide the insight and assistance you need to get started. Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download the GA4 Preparation Guide.
February 25, 2023 06:38 UTC
Google Search remains the top platforms for U.S. adults to research major news events but Gen Z seems to be more inclined to head to TikTok than other generations, according to a new survey. For publishers, TikTok is the new Facebook. As happened with Facebook years ago, publishers flocked to Facebook, only to slowly watch Facebook squeeze the life out of referral traffic and engagement. Broken down by generation, here’s how many respondents said they start researching a major news event on Google:Baby boomers: 48% Gen Xers: 47% Millennials: 45% Gen Z adults: 39%Gen Z and TikTok. Could AI chat in Google/Bing search drive more publishers to TikTok?
February 23, 2023 20:01 UTC
The pending arrival of Soyuz MS-23 will be a welcome sight for two ISS crew members, who have been without a reliable lifeboat for months. The purpose of this expedited mission is to replace their Soyuz-22 spacecraft, which suffered a coolant leak late last year. The uncrewed Soyuz MS-23 will launch atop a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket. Should all go as planned, the unpiloted Soyuz MS-23 will dock to the space station’s Poisk module at 8:01 p.m. The MS-23 mission was supposed to launch last week, but a surprise second coolant leak, this time with Russia’s Progress 82 freighter, resulted in a slight pause.
February 23, 2023 18:08 UTC
In-person training courses can be expensive, but the Complete 2023 Cyber Security Developer and IT Skills Bundle is all you need to launch yourself into a new profession in tech. There are over 400 hours of guidance across 26 disciplines of cyber security and IT, from Cisco and Python to Microsoft Azure and CompTIA. There are even two whole training kits dedicated to the art of ethical hacking. The vast range of topics gives you a holistic set of new IT competencies, as well as allowing you to zero in on the area of cyber security that most appeals to you. Cyber Security Developer FAQsAccording to ZipRecruiter, the majority of cyber security developer salaries currently range between $100,500 and $143,000.
February 20, 2023 21:06 UTC
Source: phys.orgScientists of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) have identified the nature of thousands of new cosmic objects in X-ray wavelengths using machine learning techniques. Machine learning is a variant or part of artificial intelligence.
February 16, 2023 03:09 UTC
DOI: 10.1029/2022GL102404 Locations of Xifeng (XF) and Zhenyuan (ZHY) loess profiles on the Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP). Black circles denote four loess profiles investigated in previous studies (Hao et al., 2012 ; Li et al., 2021 ; Sun et al., 2010 ). Black circles denote the locations of Sanbao and Dongge caves from the southern China (Cheng et al., 2009 2016 ; Wang et al., 2008 ). The researchers found that concurrent abrupt shifts occurred in the EAWM and East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) during glacial inceptions. More information: Tao Li et al, Ice Volume and Insolation Forcing of Abrupt Strengthening of East Asian Winter Monsoon During Glacial Inceptions, Geophysical Research Letters (2023).
February 13, 2023 17:03 UTC
Source: phys.orgAn international team of astronomers reports the detection of more than 400 new high-redshift quasars using the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). The discovery, published February 3 on the arXiv preprint server, greatly improves the number of known distant quasars and demonstrates the capability of DESI to identify more objects of this type in the future.
February 13, 2023 15:07 UTC
Why must Lankans celebrate an Independence Day at all? Where the word Independence Day was not even mentioned but left to be assumed? Let other nations that celebrate independence, do so if they wish. The masses, including Lankans, have long been conditioned to believe in the Independence Day frenzy as an expression of patriotic fervour and gladly join the revelry. As Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said last month: ‘A country that cannot celebrate independence, has no future’.
February 12, 2023 07:36 UTC
Independence Day celebrated in Seoul View(s):Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka in Seoul. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Republic of Korea, with the Lankan community, celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Independence in Seoul on Febr 4. Multi-religious blessings were conducted by the venerable maha sangha and religious dignitaries to bestow peace and prosperity on Sri Lanka and her people. In addition, the Lankan community in the Republic of Korea handed over a donation for the Apeksha Cancer Hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka currently holds the position of the Vice President of the Assembly of GGGI and the Vice Chair of the Council of the GGGI.
February 12, 2023 07:34 UTC
(NewsNation) — The first-ever all-female flyover will make history at Super Bowl LVII, in celebration of 50 years of women flying for the U.S. Navy. Lt. Margaret Dente, a member of the historic crew, joined “NewsNation Prime” to share what this opportunity means to her. In 1973, eight women became the first to begin flight school in Pensacola, Florida, and women have been flying for the U.S. Navy ever since. Watch Dente’s interview in the player above.
February 12, 2023 05:17 UTC
Anna ConklingLVIV, Ukraine—Vladimir Putin has consistently used the oppression of Jews to justify his full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Instead, it has invoked the horrors of World War II into the lives of Russia’s public. Few Jewish communities in Ukraine have been depleted like that in Lviv, the once vibrant cultural hub for the religion. “He wants to restart the spread of communism in the world, and he wants to establish a bank system in the Soviet-style,” Meylakh Sheykhet, Director for the Ukraine Department of the Union Council of Soviet Union Jews, told The Daily Beast. And bring back the Soviet system of watching people, monitoring people, and leaving [us] afraid to not have any justice to keep their freedom.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
February 12, 2023 05:15 UTC
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Warner BrosIt’s no mystery why the Magic Mike franchise appeals to women, and it should have little problem enticing them back to theaters for the third and final installment in the series, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, this weekend. What many may not realize, however, is that director Steven Soderbergh and star Channing Tatum’s trilogy isn’t just a ribald sexual romp tailor-made to raise the temperatures of female moviegoers. Because Magic Mike is—let it be heard from club to shining strip club!—also for the guys, the dudes, and the bros. When it debuted in 2012, Soderbergh’s original Magic Mike appeared to be merely a raunchy dramedy— based in part on its headliner’s early days as an exotic dancer—about a group of male strippers taking it all off to the delight of hooting-and-hollering ladies in Tampa, Florida. Source: www.thedailybeast.com
February 12, 2023 01:02 UTC
This week, Switzerland-based Backed Finance launched a tokenized version of a BlackRock ETF (CSPX) that includes tons of big names like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and 496 other large American companies. The token is called bCSPX, and runs on Ethereum as an ERC-20 token. The token is backed 1:1 by shares of those stocks, and the shares are held by a licensed custodian, according to Backed. In terms of who can get a hold of these tokens, it looks like there’s three kinds of users. You can't get the token in the United States—likely a decision by Backed Finance to avoid having to navigate the SEC's choppy regulatory waters right now.
February 11, 2023 15:11 UTC