Alphabet Inc to donate over $800million to aid fight against coronavirus

Alphabet Inc will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce 2 million to 3 million face masks,… Read More Alphabet Inc to donate over $800million to aid fight against coronavirus

Saudi Arabia to increase crude supply in oil standoff with Russia

Saudi Arabia will raise its crude supply to a record high in April, the kingdom announced on Tuesday, as it ratcheted up a standoff with Moscow over market share and appeared to reject Russian overtures for new talks. The clash of oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked a 25% slump in crude prices on… Read More Saudi Arabia to increase crude supply in oil standoff with Russia

Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia slashes official selling price

Oil prices plummeted around 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed its official selling prices and set plans for a dramatic increase in crude production next month, starting a price war even as spread of the coronavirus erodes global demand growth. Prices fell by as much as a third following Saudi Arabia’s move after Russia… Read More Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia slashes official selling price

Samsung Electronics set to unveil new devices on February 11

Samsung Electronics said on Sunday that it will introduce new, innovative devices in San Francisco on Februry 11, with the electronics giant widely expected to unveil its new foldable phone and a new version of its flagship S model. The move comes as the world’s top smartphone maker seeks to maintain its lead in the… Read More Samsung Electronics set to unveil new devices on February 11

Jamaican beauty queen Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for “sustainable change” for women and their children. Asked about the value of beauty contests in today’s world of MeToo# and the drive for equality and respect for women, the 23-year-old graduate of Florida… Read More Jamaican beauty queen Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Death toll rises to 15 as divers search for New Zealand volcano victims

New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island for two remaining bodies on Saturday, as the death toll from an eruption rose to 15 people, the police said. Waters around the island were contaminated by the massive eruption of rocks, lava and chemicals on Monday, reducing visibility. “Divers have reported seeing a… Read More Death toll rises to 15 as divers search for New Zealand volcano victims

Five dead, several injured as volcano erupts, spews ash plume in New Zealand

At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several were reported missing after a volcano suddenly erupted off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air. More casualties were feared on White Island, where the volcano erupted at about… Read More Five dead, several injured as volcano erupts, spews ash plume in New Zealand

Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James dies at 80

Clive James, an expatriate Australian writer and broadcaster who wrote incisively and often hilariously about television, literature and current affairs, has died aged 80, his agents said on Wednesday. James, a big name in British television and radio in the 1980s, was influential in media circles and won awards for journalism and broadcasting. His often… Read More Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James dies at 80