Please subscribe now and support the local journalism YOU rely on and trust. Exxon, for example, is developing biofuels, notably from algae, while Chevron has invested in solar, wind and geothermal power sources. The Rays are built for this. The Rays are led by manager Kevin Cash and ace Blake Snell. But Woods argued that meeting the Paris agreement would require a substantial change to government policy and changes to consumer preferences toward renewable and alternative sources of energy. Subscribe to SILive.com. The company is gradually getting rid of everything related to the actual oil business and becoming a financial institution managing risk and assets. The layoffs will affect workers at Chevron’s downtown Houston offices -- … The layoffs will affect workers at Chevron’s downtown Houston offices -- 1400 Smith, 1500 Louisiana, 1600 Smith and 2 Allen Center -- starting on Oct. 23, according to a notice sent to the Texas Workforce Commission in August. Hopkins had a 41-yard reception earlier in that drive. Create account ... NFL Playoffs 2020: Houston Texans storm back from double-digit deficit to beat Buffalo Bills in OT, 22-19. Allen threw for 264 yards, ran for 92 and caught a touchdown pass on a trick play in the first quarter, but often looked rattled late in his playoff debut. Chevron that denotes content that can open up. California-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is slated to lay off around 700 employees in downtown Houston. The cuts equate to about 6,000 employees, which will be distributed across the company, but focused on corporate and support functions. The layoffs are expected to begin Oct. 23, according to a … Woods' total compensation in 2019, including stock options, was nearly $23.5 million. The Texans advance to the divisional round of the playoffs next weekend where they’ll face either the Chiefs or the Ravens depending on the outcome of Saturday night’s Titans-Patriots wild-card game. Exxon and Chevron have taken steps toward the low-carbon future. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. The only question is when do they stop offering severance packages. The Texans scored 19 straight points to take the lead before Steven Hauschka’s 47-yard field goal tied it with 5 seconds left to force overtime. A slight majority of Chevron shareholders — 53 percent — voted Wednesday to require the California-based company to issue a report on its lobbying efforts related to climate change. UNREAL. “I don’t know if I meant to come back for these many plays or this much extra time, but these feelings, these emotions, these fans, these players, Deshaun Watson and all the guys on this team, this is why you come back.”. The breakout star of October. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Epidemiologist: Coronavirus in the U.S. is spreading like 'wildfire', A New Website Tracks Broken McFlurry Machines, Because We've All Been Heartbroken Before. We’re here when you need us most. They were finally able to sustain a drive on their second possession of the third quarter when Hopkins had receptions of 14 and 10 yards to help move the ball. A similar proposal at Exxon garnered nearly 38 percent. Wirth's total compensation in 2019, including stock options, was more than $33 million. Both teams had to punt on their first possessions of overtime. Watson connected with Carlos Hyde on a 5-yard touchdown pass and Hopkins on a 2-point conversion with about five minutes left to put the Texans on top 19-16. Wire service Reuters first reported Chevron's layoff plans Wednesday. Tampa Bay defeated the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series to advance. “It’s disappointing, but the momentum is trending in the right direction,” Duncan said. Chevron said Wednesday that it would cut up to 15 percent of its global workforce while its rival, Exxon Mobil, said it had no plans to lay off employees. “As you all know, we work hard to avoid layoffs,” Woods said. The Bills were unable to move the ball after that and made a 40-yard field goal to make it 10-0. Paul Takahashi is a business reporter for the Houston Chronicle. HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chevron Corp employees worldwide are being asked to reapply for positions as part of a cost-cutting program expected to eliminate up to … Jordan Duncan, a staff director for the Texas Campaign for the Environment, helped organize a small demonstration in front of Exxon’s Baytown refinery Wednesday morning during the company’s annual meeting. Brown’s pass was wobbly, but Allen was wide open despite having to slow down to grab it. Chevron, which has 45,000 employees, expects to remove about 10% to 15% of its global staff to “match projected activity levels,” spokeswoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua confirmed. Buy Yankees gear: Fanatics.com, MLBShop.com, Lids. Shell last month announced plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs over the next two years. “Today, we have no layoff plans.”. The win gives the Texans their first playoff victory since the 2016 season and extends Buffalo’s postseason losing streak to six games, with their most recent playoff win coming in 1995. Exxon shareholders approved increasing CEO Darren Woods' 2020 base salary to $1.62 million, up from $1.5 million in 2019. “It’s for us to keep putting on the pressure to hold them accountable.”. Exxon … On Houston’s next drive, Watson evaded a sack by wriggling away from one defender and bouncing off another before rolling out to find Taiwan Jones for a 34-yard reception to set up first-and-goal. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. If Houston had a stronger bullpen and Justin Verlander, perhaps we’d say the same about them. The Texans trailed 13-0 at halftime and Hopkins fumbled on their opening drive of the third quarter to give Buffalo the ball at the Houston 32. LAYOFFS: Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs as virus accelerates overhaul. The Astros are led by manager Dusty Baker, shortstop Carlos Correa and center fielder George Springer. The Texans cut the lead to 10 when Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone on a 20-yard touchdown run. More Chevron layoffs are expected in Houston after its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Houston-based Noble Energy this month. The Bills were driving early in the fourth quarter when Allen was sacked by Whitney Mercilus and fumbled, and it was recovered by Jacob Martin at the Buffalo 47. Environmental activists scored one major win against Big Oil, however. NFL Wild Card Playoff: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans, Jan. 4, 2020. “Their actions are exacerbating the climate crisis and, in turn, putting their own operations, communities and investors’ portfolios at risk.”. The last time teams from Houston and Buffalo met in the playoffs it was in a game that is known as “The Comeback.” The Bills set an NFL record for the largest comeback in NFL history by rallying from a 32-point deficit for a 41-38 overtime win against the Houston Oilers in a wild-card game in 1993. In Houston, about 700 employees will lose jobs starting Oct. 23, according to a notice Chevron sent to the state of Texas. It’s the first wild-card overtime game since the Broncos beat the Steelers 29-23 in the 2011 season. But environmental activists say they haven’t done enough. Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) jumps in the air while celebrating with teammates after defeating the New York Yankees in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in San Diego.AP Photo/Gregory Bull. But the play was reviewed and overturned, giving Buffalo the ball at the Houston 32. Chevron said it has increased its resources available to laid off workers, including enhanced severance and extending the employer contribution toward continuing medical insurance coverage. California-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), which has a major presence in Houston, plans to cut thousands of jobs, according to media reports and … #NFLPlayoffs #WeAreTexans(by @Lexus) pic.twitter.com/TWyrdDpZaw. This time Josh Allen and the Bills used a dominant first half to build a 13-point lead and were up 16-0 in the third quarter. But shareholders rejected resolutions, including some also introduced last year, calling for the two oil majors to set targets for carbon emissions reductions, report on the public health risks of expanding petrochemical plants in hurricane-prone areas such as the Gulf Coast, split the roles of chairman and chief executive, and disclose indirect contributions to political campaigns. HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score in regulation and then led the winning drive in overtime as the Texans added another comeback to Houston playoff history by rallying from a double-digit second-half deficit for a 22-19 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs Saturday. I’ll admit that it has been fun watching Houston’s “us-against-everyone” tour through the first two rounds. Layoffs in October, layoffs in April, more layoffs coming in the fall. Watson then dived into the end zone for a 2-point conversion that got Houston within 16-8 with about two minutes left in the third. Kamala Harris coming to Texas on Friday, including a stop in Houston, sources say, HISD changes COVID-19 decision metrics after meeting original threshold to close, Woman shot and killed at Texas Renaissance Festival campground, Trump puts oil on the ballot in race to win Texas, Refineries face headwinds as COVID cases rise, Frequent CenterPoint outages happen rain or shine, customers say. The numbers (179 OPS+ in the regular season, 1.426 OPS this postseason) are outrageous. Wire service Reuters first reported Chevron's layoff plans Wednesday. Woods, addressing shareholders Wednesday, said he understood concerns about the environment and corporate transparency, and said the company has held dozens of meetings with climate-focused investors, including Climate Action 100 Plus, a group of 450 investors with more than $40 trillion of assets under management.