Neptune Energy bosses insist the firm is “resilient enough to meet the challenges of today” as they hunker down for a prolonged period of low oil and gas prices. Executive chairman Sam Laidlaw said Neptune had reacted to the crude price slump and Covid-19 outbreak with “speed and decisiveness”. Neptune, operator of the Cygnus field in the UK southern North Sea, has also implemented a “pandemic emergency plan”, altering shift patterns, cutting non-essential activities and screening workers. Output was hindered by delayed start-up and slow ramp-up at the Touat project project in Algeria, and in the North Sea due to third-party issues related to export systems. Those include the 50m barrel Seagull field, which is being developed as a tieback to BP’s Etap platform in the central North Sea.
March 31, 2020 08:26 UTC
Tunisia just issued ten dinar ($3.5) banknote featuring Dr. Tawhida Ben Cheikh's portrait, which makes her the world’s first female doctor to be honored on one. It's not the female trailblazer's 'first', she's considered to be the first female doctor to have practiced modern medicine in North Africa and possibly in the entire region. Born in 1909, Ben Cheikh was the first female to pass the baccalaureate in 1928 in Tunisia and she continued her studies at faculty of medicine in Paris in 1936. When the female doctor graduated in 1936, at the age of 27, Ben Cheikh struggled to practice and had to wait until 1955 to finally become head of Tunisia’s maternity department of Cahrles-Nicolle Hospital. Her major career milestone is when she encouraged the use of contraception, held pro-choice abortion campaigns, and founded Tunisia's first women's health and family planning clinic.
March 31, 2020 04:52 UTC
“We are entering a new phase, in the coming days government will be rolling out screening, testing on a huge scale. Rustenburg hosts the worst offendersAt least 44 minibus taxis have been impounded for flouting South Africa’s 21-day lockdown regulations in Rustenburg, the municipality said. Absa give cash injection to coronavirus fightBanking group Absa has contributed an ‘initial’ R15.7 million towards South Africa’s COVID-19 fight, it said on Monday. Latest weather forecast, Tuesday 31 MarchTake a look at weather forecasts for all nine provinces here. Live traffic updates for Cape Town, Johannesburg and DurbanStay one step ahead of the traffic by viewing our live traffic updates here.
March 31, 2020 03:22 UTC
Dale Grey, Agriculture Victoria, said there were five major exotic pests his organisation had identified as key pests, with four of them not found in Australia and one, lupin anthracnose, limited to Western Australia. Mr Grey said the Ag Vic coordinated Crop Safe network was particularly concerned with four exotic pests, khapra beetle, Ug 99 stem rust of wheat, barley gall midge and the fungal disease karnal bunt. Khapra beetle has long been a major concern for the Aussie grains sector. With many countries having strict zero tolerance policies for khapra beetle in exports he said an incursion could have major impacts on export markets. Unlike khapra beetle it is a fungal disease.
March 30, 2020 23:03 UTC
The regional office of South African Airways in Fort Lauderdale will temporarily close until April ... [+] 16 because of the global health crisis. South African AirwaysWith South Africa’s national 21-day lockdown firmly in place to help contain the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, all commercial operations of South African Airways (SAA) offices around the globe have been temporarily suspended until April 16. South African Airways will begin service to and from New ... [+] York-JFK and Washington, D.C.-IAD after May 31 to South Africa. South African Airways, a member of the Star Alliance, is South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline. The airline’s partnerships include United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines.
March 30, 2020 20:26 UTC
Workers at a Tunisian factory have isolated themselves for a month to make protective gears like face masks to help their country’s battle against the rampaging deadly coronavirus pandemic. The 150 Consomed factory employees – made of mostly women – 110 and 40 men are churning out 50,000 face masks a day to augment the North Africa country’s fight against the deadly scourged. Africa has more than 4,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 278 of that number is in Tunisia with eight deaths. Consomed factory manager Hamza Alouni told the BBC, the employees’ decision to embark on a month’s lockdown to produce protective apparels to help the country’s coronavirus fight was influenced by patriotism. “Yes, it is something of patriotism in Tunisia, they know what we are doing, they know our products, they know our country.
March 30, 2020 18:56 UTC
About a year and a half ago, in late 2018, the oneworld Alliance held a press conference in New York and publicly declared that Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc would be joining the team. This will make Royal Air Maroc the alliance’s 14th member. Advertisement“The entry of Royal Air Maroc into oneworld from 1 April follows a 15-month implementation programme to integrate Royal Air Maroc into the alliance. The airline’s regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will also join as a oneworld affiliate member from 1 April.” – oneworld Advertisement Featured Video:Abdelhamid Addou, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Air Maroc, said in a January press release that the average duration of the integration process varies between 18 and 20 months. For the frequent flyers and loyalty members out there, does Royal Air Maroc’s membership in oneworld influence your choice of alliance?
March 30, 2020 18:11 UTC
Morocco’s security services deployed at the Southern Guergarate crossing point foiled on Sunday a smuggling attempt of 854 kg of cannabis, which were concealed in a truck registered in a sub-Saharan country. The drugs were discovered hidden among agricultural products destined to an African country, says a press release issued on Monday by the National police. The 38-year old driver and his assistant, 54, were arrested. An investigation was opened to identify their accomplices and determine the possible links between this smuggling operation and international drug-trafficking networks. Earlier this month, a similar joint operation led to the confiscation of seven tons of cannabis resin in the same region.
March 30, 2020 17:48 UTC
The Moroccan scientists have also produced “more durable FFP masks” to replace disposable masks. These two new facemasks and shields are currently undergoing rigorous tests to prove their efficiency and safety before going into mass production and hitting the market. Several Moroccan textile factories are now producing facemasks with a view of reaching a production capacity of 2.5 million masks. As Morocco witnessed a shortage of many medical devices and hygiene products, the investments target particularly the manufacturing of medical equipment, first aid kits, hygiene products (sanitizing and hydroalcoholic gels etc. Worldwide public health officials continue to advise people to stay home, abide by social distancing and personal hygiene to help prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19.
March 30, 2020 16:30 UTC
“Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary have taken strong anti-migrant stances compared to Western European nations of Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. They don’t like Christian Europe. They don’t like the traditions of Christian Europe. We want a Hungarian Hungary and a European Europe. Migrants to Eastern Europe who are fellow Slavs integrate better than those from truly disparate cultures.
March 30, 2020 16:30 UTC
Lockdown, state of emergency, health measures or simple recommendations… African governments are adopting a variety of strategies to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. State of emergencyMany States have decreed a state of emergency, a mechanism that makes it possible to govern by decrees or simple administrative measures, and therefore deal quickly with any danger. It makes it possible to adopt measures that temporarily reduce individual freedoms, including curfews that prohibit movement or trade at night. Guinea, like many other countries, has decided to close restaurants, bars, schools, universities, churches and mosques for two weeks. African countries need support in preparing for the health crisis, and for the economic fallout.
March 30, 2020 16:18 UTC
Desert locusts can cross a distance of up to 100 miles per day and threaten the lives of farmers who depend on local crops for food. Rabat – A probable invasion of locusts threatens North African countries in October, says Dr. Mohamed Al-Amine Hamouni, executive secretary of the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO). Hamouni declared that it is very possible that the locusts, which destroyed crops in East Africa, will invade the countries of West Africa in June and will reach the countries of North Africa in October. The expert advised of a rapid intervention on the first locust groups to reduce their number and limit their multiplication. This would alleviate their environmental and economic risks to North Africa and the Sahel region.
March 30, 2020 16:07 UTC
International Paper has agreed to sell its Brazilian corrugated packaging business to local packaging company Klabin. International Paper is also entitled to receive an additional BRL50m ($9.7m) a year after closing, subject to certain adjustments. However, International Paper will retain its Papers and Forestry businesses in Brazil. Headquartered in the US state of Tennessee, International Paper specialises in producing renewable fibre-based packaging, pulp and paper products. Earlier this month, International Paper announced its Covid-19 response as the US struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
March 30, 2020 15:22 UTC
Guinea’s electoral body said March 27 that Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution. Independent National Electoral Commission president, Amadou Salifou Kebe, told reporters that 91.59 percent of ballots were in favor of adopting the new constitution, while 8.41 percent were against. The proposal to change the constitution was hugely controversial in the West African state, spurring mass demonstrations in which at last 32 people have been killed, according to an AFP tally. In a sign of impatience with Conde’s government abroad, however, France, the United States, and the United Nations have all expressed their reservations about the vote on March 22. France, the former colonial power, condemned election-related violence in Guinea this week and said the vote was not credible.
March 30, 2020 14:26 UTC
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March 30, 2020 14:26 UTC