Health News & Reports WORLDReport

Amazon delivery infrastructure strained as COVID-19 outbreak sparks surge in online shopping

With thousands of Americans telecommuting and self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime and Fresh delivery services are grappling with high demand and inventory issues, as warehouse workers report increased order volumes. Amazon is out of stock on a number of household staples and popular items, according to the company’s COVID-19 response page. “You will …read more →

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Germany Confirms that US tried to Steal Corona Virus Vaccine through the back door

The Donald Trump administration offered “large sums of money” to get exclusive access to a corona virus vaccine being developed by a German company, Die Welt reported Sunday. According to the article, Trump was trying to get the Tübingen-based CureVac company — which also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston — to move its research …read more →

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Trump Ignored Obama’s ‘Global Health Infrastructure’ – Ex-Obama Official

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes fired back after President Trump sought to blame his predecessor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) slow rollout of coronavirus testing. On Friday, Trump took aim at the CDC under President Obama, saying on Twitter: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Urban Renewal WORLDReport

Construction of Tower with World’s Longest Cantilever in Dubai Over 30% Complete

Construction works on One Za’abeel Tower, a two skyscraper building in Dubai with the world’s longest cantilever is over 30% complete. The two skyscrapers, Tower A and Tower B stand at 300m and 235m respectively over a total built-up area of 470,700 square meters and they are joined by a 228-meter steel bridge that will …read more →

Infrastructure News & Reports Telecom WORLDReport

NCC targets Swedish SPIDER initiative for ICT capacity building, improved broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has hosted Carl Grans, Swedish Ambassador to ECOWAS, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, at NCC head office on Thursday, January 9. The discussions centered on how the country can enhance Information and Communication Technology, ICT, capacity development and broadband penetration in Nigeria. This is in line with the commission’s eight-Point Agenda, one …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Reports WORLDReport

ExxonMobil secures exploration acreage offshore Egypt

ExxonMobil said Monday it has secured more than 1.7 million acres for exploration offshore Egypt. “These awards strengthen our exploration portfolio in the Eastern Mediterranean,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil. “We look forward to working with the government and deploying our proven expertise and advanced technology.” The …read more →

Infrastructure Infrastructure Financing News & Reports WORLDReport

Nigeria Needs To Invest $100bn Per Annum for the Next Six Years

Nigeria needs to invest $100bn per annum for the next six years in order to achieve optimum result in closing infrastructure gaps across the country, the Bureau of Public Enterprises has said. The Director General of BPE, Mr Alex Okoh, said this when he received a delegation from the World Bank led by Senior Economist …read more →

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Countries with the Best Roads

Experts have identified road infrastructure as a key factor in spurring economic growth and improving social welfare. Experts have also noticed an interesting correlation between a region’s connectivity through infrastructure, such as roads, and poverty level. The United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Switzerland have the highest ranked roads in the world. The United Arab Emirates …read more →