In February 2011, an extreme cold snap in Texas led to a major blackout. About 200 energy-generating units faltered, from power plants to wind farms, impacting more than 3 million customers.
Led by China, Asia is emerging as the economic power house of the post-Covid world. Asian nations are already the conspicuous choice of global equity investors as the region has had relative success in containing the pandemic and is set to grow faster than the rest of the world in 2021.
Novak Djokovic’s 18th Grand Slam title won at the Australian Open on Sunday puts him only two short of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s 20, with experts now certain that it’s only a matter of time before he overtakes the universally adored duo.
“Maybe by mid-to-end of the 2030s we can start pushing out of the Earth-Moon system and land astronauts on Mars,” these words of Nasa acting administrator Steve Jurczyk achieves a special significance in the light of the ultra-dramatic safe landing of the US space agency’s science rover Perseverance
Some 15 years ago, I was interviewed for a job out of my academic background in a company called Maersk Oil and the interviewer was the Director of Drilling Department, Hans Flikkemah. The position was a Drilling Engineer role whereas my qualification and working experience were in the Aeronautical