Moderna (MRNA) earnings Q4 2023

Moderna on Thursday posted a surprise quarterly profit, boosted by deferred revenue and cost cuts, even as the company saw slumping sales from its Covid vaccine, its only marketable product. The results cap a rocky year for the biotech company and other Covid vaccine makers, which all saw revenue plunge as the world continued to emerge from pandemic and relied less […]

Ban cell phones and tablets in schools, so we keep kids away from classrooms

For twenty years I have been fighting to promote digital awareness and well-being, convinced that the key to navigating the tumultuous ocean of digital is education, not prohibition. The recent decision by the Minister of Education to ban the use of smartphones and tablets in classrooms for teaching purposes is a move that smacks of fear, not progress; a surrender […]

Dani Alves sentenced to 4 years and 6 months for rape

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in a Barcelona nightclub. The three-judge jury at the Barcelona court sentenced Alves to four years and six months. The 40-year-old athlete denied any wrongdoing during his three-day trial this month. The sentence can be appealed. Judges ruled that Alves sexually assaulted the woman in the early […]

SOC labor coalition accuses Starbucks of ‘flawed’ union strategy

A coalition of unions is laying out its case against Starbucks ahead of a proxy fight at its annual meeting in March, arguing the coffee giant has implemented a “flawed human capital management strategy” in response to a yearslong union movement. The Strategic Organizing Center claims the situation has put the company at reputational risk, diminishing shareholder returns and isolating […]

The first Italian G7 on Saturday, Zelensky also in videoconference

The first G7 meeting under the Italian presidency will be on February 24, the same day as the second anniversary of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. The Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will chair a videoconference meeting of the Heads of State and Government where the Ukrainian President will also be present, Volodymyr Zelensky. Upon completion, a joint statement will be […]

Former Inter footballer Andreas Brehme has died at the age of 63

He was one of the protagonists in the record-breaking Inter of the late 1980s, making 154 appearances and scoring 12 goals. With the Nerazzurri he won, in addition to the 1989 Scudetto, also a UEFA Cup and an Italian Super Cup. Very bad news comes from Germany: according to what was reported by the newspaper Bild, Andreas Brehme, a former […]