Sunday, Jan 17, 2021
Focus on the big picture
AQR’s Asness Explains the Quant View on ESG Investing
Bloomberg, 14 Jan 2021
Jan.13 -- Cliff Asness says AQR Capital Management, the quant firm he co-founded and runs as managing principal, is “all in” on ESG investing. Here, he ...
What is Trump's legacy on immigration policies?
Al Jazeera, 17 Jan 2021
When Donald Trump took office, he set out to overturn United States immigration policy he believed was weak and unfair to Americans.
Plane carrying Kremlin foe Navalny leaves Berlin for Moscow
AFP, 17 Jan 2021
Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who has spent five months in Berlin recovering from a poisoning attack, is on a plane headed back to Moscow.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears in new comic book
Reuters, 17 Jan 2021
The life of Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now part of TidalWave Productions' Female Force series.
Today in History for January 17th
AP, 17 Jan 2021
Highlights of Today in History: Benjamin Franklin is born; Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw; Eisenhower gives his Farewell Address; Japan earthquake; Al Capone is born; ...
Some frontline workers refusing COVID-19 vaccine: Report
FOX, 17 Jan 2021
Dr. Nicole Saphier discusses vaccine hesitancy and skepticism among frontline workers.
Poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny heads back to Russia | DW Deutsch
DW, 17 Jan 2021
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is heading home from Germany - where he's been recovering from a nerve agent attack that almost killed him.
Hundreds of college students left stranded in Shijiazhuang
CGTN, 17 Jan 2021
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Hundreds of college students were left stranded in Shijiazhuang when the city's outbound traffic was restricted earlier this month.
Every UK adult to be offered first dose of vaccine by September, says Raab
Guardian, 17 Jan 2021
The foreign secretary has said that every adult in the UK will be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September.
Glenn Greenwald to RT | Biden administration predictions
RT, 17 Jan 2021
America, Joe Biden says, “is back.” Beyond the sloganeering, journalist Glenn Greenwald reckons that means “militarism, imperialism, and corporatism,” he told RT’s Chris Hedges.
Troops pour into Washington DC as capital braces for unrest ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
Telegraph, 17 Jan 2021
Security continued to be strengthened around Washington, D.C. on Saturday as tensions run high of possible threats ahead of the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Bi...
The man startling millions of starlings with lasers
BBC, 17 Jan 2021
Winter in Rome means starling season, when between one and four million of the birds gather in the Italian capital on their migration from Europe to Africa.
COVID-19: Remote learning holding pupils back
Sky, 17 Jan 2021
Half of children from disadvantaged backgrounds fear they'll miss out on the grades they deserve as a result of learning from home.
Hong Kong wheelchair climber Lai Chi-wai attempts to scale 320-meter skyscraper
SCMP, 17 Jan 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Lai Chi-wai was once one of the world’s best climbers, until a traffic accident left him a parapl...
Washington and cities across the US brace for violence ahead of inauguration
FRANCE24, 17 Jan 2021
Ten days after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol in a deadly attack that stunned the world, cities nationwide were girding for a potential new wave of violent protests over the ...
Nightly News Full Broadcast (January 16th)
NBC, 17 Jan 2021
More than 100 individuals involved in Capitol riots arrested,
Moscow snowstorm continues for 3rd day
CA, 17 Jan 2021
Heavy snow continued to fall in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, two days after the city was hit with its first snowstorm of 2021.
Climate scientists sound the alarm on a climate "tipping point"
CBS, 17 Jan 2021
President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Paris Agreement and to implement policy addressing climate change.
Where do Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner go from here?
CNN, 17 Jan 2021
CNN's Kate Bennett reports Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are trying to figure out where to go next.
Airports warn could close permanently without financial support
ITV, 17 Jan 2021
Britain's aviation industry is warning that airports, as well
Indians burn leftover straw to produce electricity
Al Jazeera, 17 Jan 2021
The burning of leftover straw from harvest season in northern India has long been a big contributor to air pollution.