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Posted in Guyana South America

UPDATE 2-Exxon raises Guyana resource estimate after new discovery

(Updates with background on Guyana discoveries, comments from Exxon) Oct 7 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil raised by 1 billion oil-equivalent barrels the resource estimate from its Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, which includes a new discovery, as it develops one of the world’s most important oil and gas blocks in the last decade. The updated estimate of 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels, including that from the new find at the Cataback-1 well,…
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Posted in Central America

Kamala Harris came in to solve issues in Central America. But the problem is now much bigger.

The recent surge of Haitians into Del Rio, Texas, underscored the immense challenge of tackling migratory flows that are constantly changing. As efforts were launched in the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to set up internet access and invest in farmers, thousands of migrants, primarily Haitians, made their way up from South America, fleeing deteriorating conditions that were exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. “They have a…
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Posted in Australia

Scott Morrison: Australia PM to attend COP26 summit after global pressure – BBC News

Scott Morrison: Australia PM to attend COP26 summit after global pressure  BBC News Exclusive: Biden sending 13 cabinet members, high-level officials to UN climate summit in show of force  CNN China’s Xi will not attend COP26 in person, UK PM Johnson told -The Times  Yahoo News Cop26 climate change summit: G20 countries must unite at Glasgow talks to prevent an irreversible catastrophe – Queen Noor  The Scotsman John Kerry plays…
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Posted in Africa

Adanian Labs partners with EMURGO Africa to scale blockchain start-ups in Africa | Africanews

EMURGO is the official commercial arm of Cardano blockchain; This investment is part of EMURGO Africa, a subsidiary of EMURGO’s new $100 million Cardano ecosystem investment vehicle; The undisclosed funding will support Adanian Labs (www.AdanianLabs.io) with its mission to build 300 tech startups across Africa. Adanian Labs, a pan African venture studio today announced its partnership with EMURGO (https://emurgo.io), the official investment arm of Cardano (https://cardano.org) blockchain to scale tech…
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Posted in Bolivia South America

Gold becomes the main export of Bolivia in the eight months of 2021

Gold becomes the main export of Bolivia in the eight months of 2021 Tuesday, October 5th 2021 – 06:50 UTC Full article Gold exports reached almost seven billion dollars and imports in the first eight months, US$ 5.674 million, with trade surplus climbing to US$ 1.360 million Gold, bullion, and jewellery have become Bolivia’s main export in the first eight months of this year totalling almost seven billion dollars, considerably…
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Posted in South America Uruguay

World Cup qualifier: Martinez extends Argentina’s unbeaten run, Brazil thrash Uruguay

Argentina’s Lionel Messi (L) and Peru’s Raziel Garcia vie for the ball during their South American qualification clash for the 2022 World Cup at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 14, 2021. /CFP Argentina’s Lionel Messi (L) and Peru’s Raziel Garcia vie for the ball during their South American qualification clash for the 2022 World Cup at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 14, 2021. /CFP…
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Posted in Asia

Taiwan’s Taiex leads gains in Asia-Pacific as TSMC shares soar following earnings beat – CNBC

Taiwan’s Taiex leads gains in Asia-Pacific as TSMC shares soar following earnings beat  CNBC…
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Posted in North America

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for killing best friend Susan Berman

New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more that two decades ago. Durst, 78, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court last month of first-degree murder for shooting Susan Berman point-blank in the back of the head at her home in December 2000. Durst silenced Berman to prevent her from incriminating him…
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Posted in Brazil South America

Bolsonaro now favors privatization of Brazil’s Petrobras

People walk in front of the headquarters of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobas) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, frustrated that he has been blamed for gasoline price increases, is now inclined to privatize oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA), he said on Thursday, adding he would discuss the idea with economic advisors. “Now I want to privatize Petrobras.…
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Posted in Europe

What’s Behind the Energy Crunch in Britain and Europe

But shuttering coal plants while the country’s aging nuclear plants are gradually closing has made Britain dependent on gas for around 40 percent of the country’s electricity, far more than any other fuel. (In France, by contrast, nuclear plants provide about 70 percent of electricity.) It hasn’t helped that the breezes that spin Britain’s wind turbines, which generate about 20 percent of the country’s power on average, have been unusually…
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