Capital Constraints Lead ExxonMobil To Raise Focus On Giant Guyana Development

During the course of this year’s latest oil bust, we have seen upstream companies engage in a variety of strategies to remain profitable and struggle through to the next boom time, which they know by looking at history will inevitably come along. Those strategies include cutting costs wherever possible, reducing work force, streamlining processes and eliminating redundancies, adopting new technologies, and, as we have seen over the past few months, executing mergers and acquisitions.

Pretty much every upstream

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Compare SIM-Only Mobile Deals

A SIM, which stands for ‘subscriber identity module’, is the small plastic card provided by your network that slots inside your mobile phone. It holds information, such as your mobile number, and allows you to make and receive calls and texts, and use data on your phone.

Without a SIM, you won’t be able to access your network and use your phone (although a handful of the latest phones now work using e-SIMS).

SIMs make it easy to swap handsets. If you take your SIM out of your handset and put it into another one, you’ll be able to make and receive calls and use data on the new phone (assuming it is unlocked). 

Likewise, you can put a new SIM into your existing handset and make calls on a different number or different network. 

What is a SIM-only mobile tariff?

Traditionally most mobile phone tariffs had two elements:

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Contact Tracing is a Huge Success So Why Won’t The US Use It?

Contract Tracing South Korea 

Bloomberg reports These Elite Contact Tracers Show the World How to Beat Covid-19

In May, when a coronavirus outbreak hit nightclubs in the South Korean capital of Seoul, health officials quickly unleashed their version of the Navy Seals — elite teams of epidemiologists, database specialists and laboratory technicians.

An old-school, shoe-leather investigation showed the virus had jumped from a night-club visitor, to a student, to a taxi driver and then alarmingly to a warehouse employee who worked with 4,000 others.

Thousands of the employee’s co-workers, their family members and contacts were approached and 9,000 people were eventually tested. Two weeks later, the warehouse flareup was mostly extinguished and infections curtailed at 152.

The work of such so-called Immediate Response Teams offers a look at how South Korea — once the second worst hit by the coronavirus — has succeeded in largely quelling its spread without the

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SSI, SSDI and stimulus checks: Important details to know about the first and second payments


If a new bill passes and you’re part of the SSI or the SSDI programs, you’ll likely be eligible for a second stimulus check.

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Now that the elections are over, members of Congress say they’re ready to get serious about negotiations to reach an agreement on the substance of a new economic relief package. While not everyone will qualify to get a second stimulus payment, there’s a good chance that people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will be eligible to receive another check.

Details including when the IRS will process more stimulus money and the size of the payment different people could get, including young adultsolder adults and retirees, and SSI/SSDI recipients, will be solidified once a bipartisan agreement is in place.

Read more: Joe Biden is president-elect. Here’s his stimulus plan for the US

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items – Firdausi Firdaus (Computer and Communication Law LLM, 2013)


Firdausi studied for an LLM in Computer and Communications Law CCLS, graduating in 2013. He is now working in Indonesia and at the same time preparing his PhD in Barcelona.

During my LLM, I chose the majority of my modules from CCLS’s Computer and Communications Law specialism. I was the main Course Representative for all QMUL LLM students (incorporating all of the specialisations) for the 2012 intake at QMSU (Queen Mary Student Union). I was also the Sports Officer at PGLS (Post-Graduate Law Society) at QMUL. I received a Contribution Award from QMUL for my dedication to student organisation at Queen Mary. At the end of my studies I worked for the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), assisting staff during induction week for the new cohort of LLM students, handing over the Post Graduate Law Society to the new student lead and helping to organise

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Excellent AirPods Pro alternative is only $40 today at Amazon

The Mpow X3 is one of the better budget true-wireless earbuds options.

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At $50, the Mpow X3 sound shockingly good for the price, with good clarity and powerful bass (they play loud), and they even have active noise canceling that’s fairly effective (no, it’s not as good as the AirPods Pro’s). They normally sell for $50 with a $10-off instant discount coupon, but Amazon has them on sale on Nov. 7 for $40 as an “Epic Daily Deal.” That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for them.

They fit me comfortably and securely and I got a tight seal from one of the XL ear tips. They’re fully waterproof (IPX7) and get up to seven hours of battery life at moderate volume levels with USB-C charging. (The charging case looks like a fat version of the standard AirPods case.) Call quality is good — they have a sidetone feature

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SEC Whistleblowers Say 401ks And Pensions Cheated Out Of Billions In Mutual Fund Payments

Three SEC whistleblowers say financial intermediaries serving as custodians, recordkeepers and trustees to 401ks and pensions systemically conceal and pocket billions in mutual fund “omnibus” payments which rightfully belong to retirement plans.

Over the period from May 2018 through October 2020, three separate whistleblowers have filed complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that major financial intermediaries which provide custodial, recordkeeping, and trustee services to 401ks and pensions are short-changing their retirement plan clients.

The focus of the whistleblower complaints is the billions in so-called “omnibus” payments which mutual funds admit they pay and retirement plan intermediaries admit they receive from funds. While funds and intermediaries acknowledge omnibus payments are made pursuant to formal agreements,

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‘Stop the Steal’ Facebook Group Is Taken Down

Others posted about violence. One member of the Facebook group wrote on Wednesday, “This is going to take more than talk to fix.” Underneath that post, another member responded with emojis of explosions.

On Thursday morning, the Stop the Steal Facebook group’s growth skyrocketed further, according to data from CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned social media analytics tool.

That was when right-wing figures such as Jack Posobiec, a pro-Trump activist, and Amy Kremer, Ms. Kremer’s mother and a founder of a group called Women for Trump, began posting about the Facebook group on Twitter. Ali Alexander, a political operative who previously went by the name Ali Akbar, also tweeted dozens of times about the Stop the Steal movement to his 140,000 Twitter followers.

Their messages, which were shared thousands of times, were a rallying cry for people to join the Stop the Steal Facebook group and take action in local protests against

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Facebook says it will put groups on probation for violating its content rules

In yet another attempt to slow the spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook plans to put groups on its platform with too many posts that violate its content rules on a kind of probation, the company said. First reported by The Washington Post, Facebook will restrict any groups— both public and private ones— with multiple posts violating its community standards. Moderators for the groups will have to approve any posts manually for 60 days, and there’s no appeal available for groups on probationary status.

© Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

“We are temporarily requiring admins and moderators of some political and social groups in the US to approve all posts, if their group has a number of Community Standards violations from members,” Facebook spokesperson Leonard Lam said in a statement emailed to The Verge, “a measure we’re taking in order to protect people during this

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Pinterest, LinkedIn, NextDoor deal with election disinformation

Those social networks have long struggled with the misinformation runoff from bigger rivals, like Facebook and Twitter, who have worked to stifle the spread of election disinformation on their sites. Those tech giants have spent months preparing for this period, marshaling tens of thousands of content moderators to slap labels on posts, hide tweets and even shutting off political ads.

The more misinformation circulates on the large social networks, the more it trickles down to the smaller sites better known for posting wedding photos, connecting with potential employers and complaining about a neighbor’s dog.

“Of course, the Internet is a space without borders, and that means the conspiracy theories and propaganda and misinformation does not remain static across platforms,” said Samuel Woolley, program director of propaganda research at the University of Texas’s Center for Media Engagement.

In the past week, misinformation and conspiracy theories have surged across the board online

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