EU legislature backs a major plan to better protect nature and meet climate goals

STRASBOURG, France — The European Union’s legislature on Tuesday approved a watered-down plan to better protect nature and fight climate change in the 27-nation bloc, despite opposition from the biggest party in parliament and fierce protests from the farming community. The plan is a key part of the EU’s vaunted European Green Deal that seeks … Read more

Mercedes-Benz backs off plan to only sell EVs by 2030

Mercedes-Benz is backing off its plan to only sell electric vehicles after 2030, the company said Thursday. It was the latest evidence that the global auto industry is feeling more dour about the all-electric future after a slowdown in sales growth. It was only three years ago that Mercedes was feeling quite bullish about plug-in … Read more

Super League 2024: James McDonnell backs Brodie Croft X-factor to fire Leeds Rhinos attack this season | Rugby League News

It is difficult to imagine anyone associated with Leeds Rhinos who was not excited by the signing of Brodie Croft ahead of the 2024 Betfred Super League season, although there were perhaps few more than his now team-mate James McDonnell. As soon as the initial rumours started swirling that the 2022 Man of Steel would … Read more

Heart on Their Sleeves, Target on Their Backs: Understanding the Human Cost of Social Media Toxicity on DJs

Just ignore the comments, they say. That’s easier said than done in an era when artists live on a knife-edge due to the pressures of social media, where success breeds both adoration and aggression. The virtual applause can be deafening, but so can the vitriol—and the isolation. These days, it seems genuine fans are outnumbered … Read more

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Do Occasional Therapy Check-Ins and ‘Have Each Other’s Backs,’ Source Says

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have tunnel vison when it comes to making their longtime love work! “Things are going well between Justin and Jess,” a source tells ET. “She is busy with her own projects and he has been there for her. They have each other’s back and are each other’s biggest fans when it … Read more

Biden backs Senate border deal, vows to shut down border when overwhelmed

By Nandita Bose, Ted Hesson and Costas Pitas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Friday that the border deal being negotiated in the U.S. Senate was the “toughest and fairest” set of reforms possible and vowed to shut down the border the day he signs the bill. “What’s been negotiated would – if … Read more

Jelly Roll Backs Anti-Fentanyl Legislation in Powerful Speech to Congress

Play video content Jelly Roll says he was part of the drug problem in America — but is hoping to be a part of the solution now … taking a powerful stance against fentanyl in front of Congress. The country singer/rapper was on Capitol Hill Thursday — where he gave testimony about his own experience … Read more

Cheltenham Festival 2024: Harry Cobden backs Bravemansgame as the best British Gold Cup hopeful | Racing News

Harry Cobden still deems Bravemansgame to be the best British hope for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, despite defeat in December’s King George VI Chase at Kempton. Despite being beaten in dramatic fashion by Hewick on Boxing Day, Cobden believes Paul Nicholls’ star has the capability to stay the three mile distance. Speaking to Sky Sports … Read more

After taking credibility hit, Carta backs away from its secondaries business: “We have decided to prioritize trust”

Roughly 72 hours after a prominent startup customer complained that Carta was misusing information with which it was entrusted — scaring many of Carta’s tens of thousands of other customers in the process — Carta is exiting the business that landed it in trouble with the customer. Carta co-founder and CEO Henry Ward posted on … Read more

White House backs Defense Secretary Austin after secret ICU stay

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks to the media after a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, April 21, 2023. Thomas Lohnes | Getty Images White House officials on Monday reinforced their support for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has come under fire for failing to … Read more