Nothing escapes the winds of change now sweeping through BP, not even the exploration team that for more than a century powered its profits by discovering billions of barrels of oil. Its geologists, engineers and scientists have been cut to less than 100 from a peak of more than 700 a few years ago, company sources told Reuters, part of a climate change-driven overhaul triggered last year by CEO Bernard Looney. Hundreds have left the oil exploration team in recent months, either transferred to help develop new low-carbon activities or laid off, current and former employees said.
Without a league win since October, Osasuna coach Jagoba Arrasate made a surprising seven changes to his line-up against Granada on Sunday, three days after drawing 1-1 at Valencia. But the radical makeover proved to be a stroke of genius as the Navarrans won 3-1, less than two weeks after losing 2-0 away to Granada. Real Betis captain Joaquin is 39 years old but he only needed 14 minutes to shake up his side's match with Real Sociedad and snatch a 2-2 draw.
Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The threats, and concerns that armed protesters could return to sack the Capitol anew, have prompted the U.S. Capitol Police and other federal law enforcement to insist thousands of National Guard troops remain in Washington as the Senate moves forward with plans for Trump's trial, the official said. The shocking insurrection at the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob prompted federal officials to rethink security in and around its landmarks, resulting in an unprecedented lockdown for Biden's inauguration.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming home. The Bucs survived a second-half resurgence from the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to win the NFC Championship and punch their ticket to the Super Bowl, where they will be the first team to contend for the Lombardi Trophy in their home stadium. "We're coming home and we're coming home to win!" Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians announced on-air after the Bucs outlasted the Packers 31-26.
Alberto Grimaldi, a film producer whose credits include the Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York,” has died. He was 95. Grimaldi’s son, Maurizio Grimaldi, confirmed his death to Variety, adding that his father died of natural causes. Born in Naples, Italy on March 28, 1925, […]
Si Woo Kim birdied two of the final three holes to finish a rock-solid, 8-under 64, coolly rallying past late-charging Patrick Cantlay by one shot to win The American Express on Sunday for his third PGA Tour victory. The 25-year-old South Korean didn't flinch when Cantlay shot a 61 and surged out of 13th place to the front while breaking the Stadium Course record by two strokes. Playing six groups behind Cantlay, Kim comfortably birdied the par-5 16th to pull even.
Former Southwestern University-Phinma high school standout Cyrus Baguio has retired from the PBA, ending a colorful 17-year career that saw him win three titles and play for the Philippine national team.Baguio,
Britain will team up with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, Saint Lucia and the Netherlands to help communities around the world that are threatened by climate change to adapt and build resilience, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Monday. Early warning systems for storms and investments in flood drainage and in drought-resistant crops could form part of the measures promoted by the new Adaptation Action Coalition, Johnson's Downing Street office says. Britain holds the rotating presidency of the G7 group of industrialised countries this year and Johnson said he would make the need for a resilient economy a priority within that framework.
Pacific island nations are turning to China-led agencies to plug funding gaps in their pandemic-ravaged budgets after exhausting financing options from traditional western partners, stoking fears the region is becoming more dependent on Beijing. The Cook Islands, a tiny country of around 20,000 people in the South Pacific, turned to the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) late last year after loans from the U.S. and Japanese-led Asian Development Bank (ADB) and grant from close ally New Zealand fell short. The US$20 million AIIB loan to the Cook Islands was the second to a strained Pacific economy in the last few months, after Fiji secured a US$50 million facility, signalling the arrival of a development bank closely linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative to the Pacific.
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Australia's medical regulator has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use under a formal process, one of the first countries to complete a comprehensive approval, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. The vaccine had been provisionally approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) for Australians aged 16 years and over, Morrison told reporters, noting it was a year since the first coronavirus case was detected in the country. Australia will administer both doses of the vaccine at the recommended time.
Thin veils of snow blew over a country road at sunset in Belgium, Wisconsin, on January 20.Eric Curtin, an amateur photographer, told Storyful that he filmed the videos when the temperature was around 12 degrees Fahrenheit.“So cold and yet so beautiful,” Curtin wrote in a Twitter post that featured the video.A local weather bureau forecasted blowing snow and advised the public to travel in caution on January 20. Credit: Eric Curtin via Storyful
Colombia's FARC party changed its name Sunday to the Common People's Party, to move away from the acronym that identified the Marxist rebel force for decades.
Tom Brady, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' road magic, has them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team to play in one on their home field. Brady owns six Super Bowl rings with New England and now heads to his 10th NFL championship game with his new team. With help from a stifling pass rush and a curious late call on fourth-and-goal by the Packers, Brady and the Bucs beat top-seeded Green Bay 31-26 for the NFC title Sunday.
Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in Singapore in the past week (18 to 24 January).