November 9, 2022

Facebook Parent Meta Cuts 11,000 Jobs, 13% of Workforce

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 11,000 people, about 13% of its workforce, as it contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to employees Wednesday. The job cuts come just a week after widespread layoffs at Twitter under its new owner, billionaire Elon Musk. There have been numerous job cuts at other tech companies that hired rapidly during the pandemic. Zuckerberg said that he had made the decision to hire aggressively, anticipating rapid growth even after the pandemic lockdowns ended. “Unfortunately, this did not play out the way I expected,” Zuckerberg


US Climate Envoy Kerry Launches Carbon Offset Plan

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Wednesday announced the creation of a carbon offset plan meant to help developing countries speed their transition away from fossil fuels. Kerry launched the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) with the intention of funding renewable energy projects and accelerating clean energy transitions in developing countries. The United States will develop the program with the Bezos Earth Fund and Rockefeller Foundation, with input from the public and private sectors which would operate through 2030 and possibly be extended to 2035. Kerry said Chile and Nigeria were among the developing countries to have shown early interest in


THE MINISTRY FOR GOZO Gozo Island Games Association announces selection criteria for Guernsey 2023

Ahead of Gozo’s first ever participation at the Island Games in Guernsey in July 2023, the Gozo Island Games Association has published the selection criteria for athletes wishing to form part of the Gozitan contingent during the Games that will be held between 8th and 14th July 2023.   The eligibility and selection criteria may be accessed through   The Island Games are a bi-annual multi-sport international event that features the participation of 24 islands from around the world. The first edition was held in 1985 in Isle of Man.   Regular updates may be followed through the Facebook page of the