WHO needs reforms, while preserving ‘political independence’: panel

WHO needs reforms, while preserving 'political independence': panel

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – An oversight panel called on Thursday for reforms at the World Health Organization (WHO) including “predictable and flexible” funding and setting up a multi-tiered system to warn countries earlier about disease outbreaks before they escalate. The independent experts said it was essential to preserve the U.N. agency’s “neutrality and … Read more

Tons of power and potential at a price

Tons of power and potential at a price

It’s been seven years since Microsoft (MSFT) launched its Xbox One X. But now following months of anticipation and leaks, Microsoft’s next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, is nearly upon us. Available Nov. 11 for $499, the Series X is the most powerful console Microsoft has ever produced, and it packs a heck of a … Read more

An election worker in Connecticut has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a dozen colleagues to go into quarantine

An election worker in Connecticut has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a dozen colleagues to go into quarantine

A worker clean off voting stations after people fill in their ballot at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut on November 3, 2020. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images An election employee working in the City Hall in New Haven, Connecticut has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting another 12 workers to go into quarantine, … Read more

CVX in $735MM Shale Deal and More

CVX in $735MM Shale Deal and More

This article was first published on Rigzone here Here are some of Rigzone’s top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them… Chevron to Divest Shale Assets in $735MM Deal Bloomberg reported that EQT Corp. has agreed to buy Chevron Corp.’s Appalachian shale assets for $735 million. The deal is expected … Read more

Phil Foden returns to England fold but no room for Mason Greenwood

Phil Foden returns to England fold but no room for Mason Greenwood

Manchester City’s Phil Foden was recalled to the England squad for the upcoming triple-header – but there was no room for Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood. The pair made their debuts in September’s Group A2 opener against Iceland in Reykjavik, where they infuriated the Football Association by breaching UEFA’s strict bio-bubble rules by meeting girls … Read more

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed vows to continue military offensive

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed vows to continue military offensive

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addressed the nation on Wednesday evening The Ethiopian prime minister has vowed to continue a military offensive in the northern state of Tigray despite international calls for restraint. Abiy Ahmed’s administration accused the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) of attacking the military. The TPLF, which governs the state, said it … Read more

Alibaba’s Sales Growth Plateaus Despite China’s Covid Recovery

Magic Johnson Selling Gels Shows Why Alibaba Escaped Trump

(Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s revenue grew at the slowest pace on record for the July-September quarter, underscoring how the e-commerce giant’s post-pandemic rebound is starting to plateau. Revenue for the three months ended September rose 30% to 155.1 billion yuan ($23.4 billion), meeting the 154.8 billion yuan average of estimates. Profit fell 60% … Read more

Texans shut down facility after player tests positive for COVID-19

Texans shut down facility after player tests positive for COVID-19

The Houston Texans are the latest NFL team dealing with a positive COVID-19 test. The organization announced on Thursday morning that they’ve decided to close their facility for the day and work virtually after a player tested positive on Wednesday night. Statement from the Houston Texans: pic.twitter.com/2INTa13DBW — Texans PR (@TexansPR) November 5, 2020 The … Read more