Business

Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus – new research

Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm that this is the death of business travel as we know it, arguing that it will be a long time before the virus is really gone and that business people have become used to meetings on the...

Oil Ekes Out 2nd Week of Gains Amid Mixed Data, Demand By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Oil prices eked out a second week of gains thanks to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s estimates of unexpectedly strong crude draws at home despite the International Energy Agency forecasting a weaker global outlook for fuels amid the Covid-19 outbreak.  And while a new wave of the pandemic...

Early and mid-career scientists face a bleak future in the wake of the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on research in Australia. We surveyed 333 early and mid-career researchers in science, technical, engineering and medical (STEM) fields and found the impact on their productivity and mental health has been dire, with many considering leaving research altogether. Survey says: it’s bad In May, the Early and...

Opinion

BEAT FIRST. ASK QUESTIONS LATER! Opinion

BEAT FIRST. ASK QUESTIONS LATER!

We have now seen the videos from Résidences Vallijee. The Saramandine brothers were beaten to a pulp. Contrary to the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) own Code of Ethics, there were no “display of self-control, tolerance, understanding and courtesy”. Force was nowhere near “the minimum amount”.  “Due process” was non-existent. As is customary in situation like...

Tribute to a patriot Opinion

Tribute to a patriot

21st April 2014 – Cornered in the elevator of Hotel Labourdonnais, there he was standing! The man I was longing to interview for over four years. He was heading to a Press Meet to announce the Initial Public Offering of one of his flagship companies. Reading my eagerness and having 45 minutes to spare, he...

Techno

OPEC oil cuts deal in trouble as Russia still not on board By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sits outside its headquarters in Vienna By Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler and Olesya Astakhova VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia will not back an OPEC call for extra oil output cuts and will only agree to extending existing curbs, a Russian...

Kenyan fossil shows chameleons may have ‘rafted’ from mainland Africa to Madagascar

Chameleons (Chamaeleonidae) are a family of unique lizards with unusual characteristics: rapidly extendable tongues, feet with two toes pointing forward and two backward, a prehensile tail, and eyes that can move independently of each other. Many species also have the ability to change the colour of their skin. There are about 213 species of chameleons...

Little-known Mexican firm emerges as big help to Venezuela in oil-for-food swap By Reuters

© Reuters. Little-known Mexican firm emerges as big help to Venezuela in oil-for-food swap MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Venezuela has swapped millions of barrels of crude in return for supplies of corn and water trucks under an oil-for-food deal struck with little-known Mexican firm Libre Abordo, the company said on Thursday, in an effort to...

Iranian oil minister confirms OPEC agreed a 1.5 million bpd cut By Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) – The Iranian oil minister confirmed on Thursday that OPEC ministers had agreed an extra 1.5 million barrel per day (bpd) cut in oil production and that Iran was still exempt from the reduction. Bijan Zanganeh, who was speaking after a meeting of ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in...

Lifestyle

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du cœur, Nestlé lance des programmes de santé et de bien-être en Afrique du Centre et de l’Ouest

L’hypertension artérielle étant l’une des principales causes de décès dans le monde, et certains pays d’Afrique subsaharienne affichant des taux de prévalence de l’hypertension parmi les plus élevés au monde (bit.ly/2ovEFEF), savez-vous comment maintenir votre cœur en bonne santé ? Divers facteurs liés à la santé, notamment le mode de vie, l’âge et les antécédents familiaux,...

Darth Vader balloon takes to the skies above England

A balloon shaped as the head of fictional Star Wars film character Darth Vader is seen flying at the annual Bristol hot air balloon festival in Bristol, Britain, August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – A huge Darth Vader mask balloon took to the skies over the western English port of Bristol on Thursday...

New footbridge restores crossing at birthplace of UK’s legendary King Arthur

LONDON (Reuters) – A new narrow footbridge spanning a near 60-metre gorge will open this weekend, restoring a lost crossing to Tintagel castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur, on the windswept coast of southwest England. Made of steel, local slate and oak, the 5 million pound ($6 million) bridge almost 60 meters above sea level...

World

Covid-19 Vaccine Hopes, Fed Stimulus Lift S&P 500 Towards New Record By Investing.com

By Jesse Cohen Investing.com – Stocks on Wall Street on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing the week within striking distance of its February record highs thanks to optimism about an eventual COVID-19 vaccine and massive U.S. stimulus. The declined less than 0.1% to finish at 3,372, while the lost 0.21% to end the day...

7 sociétés de bourse cotées en Chine dans le top 10 mondial

(Agence Ecofin) – Sur les 10 plus grandes sociétés de bourse au monde, au regard de leurs valeurs boursières, 7 sont chinoises, selon de récentes informations rapportées par Bloomberg. Ces entreprises sont soit des banques ou des sociétés d’investissement, soit des firmes de courtage, à travers lesquelles toutes les personnes physiques ou morales qui le...