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Baldwin loses case against Costner


June 18th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actor Stephen Baldwin has lost a multi-million dollar case against actor Kevin Costner.Baldwin accused Costner of cheating him and his business partner in a deal ... Read more...

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Helicopter crashes near Gulf of Mexico oil rig platform


May 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- A helicopter used to transport workers crashed near an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico on late Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, officials said ... Read more...

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BP to pay $7.8 bn to victims of oil spill


March 5th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS/EFE) British oil supermajor BP Plc said it has reached an out-of-court settlement estimated at $7.8 billion with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.In ... Read more...

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BP reaches oil spill deal


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) British oil giant BP has agreed to pay $7.8 billion to American businesses hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Telegraph reported Saturday.The company ... Read more...

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Unbridled power fuels overconfidence, bad decisions


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Unbridled power can foster bad decisions, with grave consequences for all.For instance, British Petroleum (BP) executives downplayed potential risks tied with their oil well in the ... Read more...

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BP sues Cameron, Deepwater Horizon owner Transocean over Gulf of Mexico oil spill


April 21st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has filed two lawsuits - one against Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for 40 billion ... Read more...

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Transocean gives bonuses for ’safety’ after Gulf of Mexico oil spill


April 4th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.4 (ANI): The American offshore oil and gas drilling contractor, Transocean, which is also responsible for running the Deepwater Horizon rig, has paid its top executives bonuses for its "best ... Read more...

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill toll was huge, says study


March 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) The whale and dolphin deaths due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have been gravely underestimated. The ecological damage may be 50 times higher ... Read more...

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Investigation report blames failure of ‘blowout preventer’ for Gulf of Mexico oil spill


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Houston, Mar 24(ANI): A buckled section of drill pipe prevented a blowout preventer from properly sealing to stop last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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500K tons of hydrocarbons released during Gulf of Mexico oil discharge


February 14th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons were emitted into the deep ocean, according to a new University of Georgia study.The authors conclude that such a large gas ... Read more...

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US workers fired over email comparing Obama to ‘tar ball’ sues company


February 10th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Two workers in the US, who were fired from their jobs after they forwarded an email that compared US president Barack Obama to a "tar ball", have ... Read more...

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Rich nations asked to transfer green techniques


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) "It is imperative that industrialised countries transfer clean technologies to developing countries at low cost or no cost," Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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BP records $4.9 billion loss in 2010


February 1st, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- BP on Tuesday announced that it recorded a $4.9 billion loss in 2010 mainly due to the costs related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.BP ... Read more...

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BP’s ‘cost-cutting decisions’ blamed for ‘avoidable’ Gulf of Mexico oil spill


January 6th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of 'cost-cutting decisions' made by BP and its partners, the White ... Read more...

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Colombian regulator approves BP asset sell-off


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's competition regulator has given the green light for state oil firm Ecopetrol and Canada's Talisman to acquire the Colombian unit of BP Plc.Ecopetrol said Tuesday in a ... Read more...

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BP Sued By US Government Over Gulf Oil Spill


December 16th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a sensational development the Federal government's justice department has sued British Oil firm BP along with 8 other companies for the infamous Gulf of Mexico ... Read more...

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Carrie Underwood And Brad Paisley Host CMA Awards 2010


November 11th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Country pop singer Carrie Underwood and veteran singer Brad Paisley returned as the hosts of 44th Country Music Awards 2010 at Nashville, Tennessee. The country music ... Read more...

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UAA Professor Talks About Gulf Oil Spill


November 8th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rick Steiner, professor at the University of Anchorage Alaska and local environmentalist, shared with the audience present at the Alaska Pacific University on Sunday some of ... Read more...

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Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico


November 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Large communities ... Read more...

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Sea-snot blizzard ’caused by Gulf spill’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Researchers say that 'sea snot'-sticky clumps of phytoplankton - have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of ... Read more...

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BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill well now “effectively dead”


September 20th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has finally capped the leaking well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.According to the BBC, a ... Read more...

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BP to conduct final test on ruptured Gulf well seal


September 19th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) BP late Saturday was waiting for the cement to set at the bottom of the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well before testing the strength of the seal. If ... Read more...

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13 rescued after Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (DPA) An offshore oil rig exploded and caught fire Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Coast Guard said. All 13 rig workers abandoning the rig and were ... Read more...

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Most Americans unhappy with Obama’s approach on country’s most divisive issues


September 1st, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 1 (ANI): Americans are largely unhappy with how President Barack Obama is handling the most divisive issues in the country, an ominous sign for Democrats hoping to retain ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt raises voice against oil spill


August 24th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has raised his voice against the executives responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying they deserve the death penalty. The "Inglourious ... Read more...

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David Hasselhoff signs on to host oil spill show


August 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is set to host a special TV show to pay tribute to the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The one-hour special, ... Read more...

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BP to pour cement into damaged well


August 5th, 2010 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (DPA) BP Plc got the green light late Wednesday to inject cement down the pipe into its damaged well - the next step in sealing off the Gulf of ... Read more...

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US Coast Guard under fire for chemicals used against BP gusher


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (DPA) The US Coast Guard is under fire for allowing huge amounts of chemical dispersants to be used against BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil gusher despite strict mandates ... Read more...

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Rosie O’Donnell Shows Mixed Feelings About President Barack Obama’s Appearance On The View


July 29th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama will be appearing on ABC's daytime talk show "The View" tonight. According to reports, the President will reflect on the challenges he had ... Read more...

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Robert Dudley to replace BP CEO Tony Hayward as oil giant reports $17 billion loss


July 27th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- U.K. oil giant BP on Tuesday announced that embattled CEO Tony Hayward will step down by "mutual agreement" as the company's chief executive on October 1 after reporting ... Read more...

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BP announces Hayward’s departure, reports $17 mn quarterly loss (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (DPA) Oil giant BP Tuesday announced a record quarterly loss of $17.1 billion as a direct result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said its embattled chief ... Read more...

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BP CEO to step down with 15 million pounds pay off


July 26th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward is likely to step down today from his post, following a board meeting, over his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.As ... Read more...

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Containment Problem With Both Mel Gibson And Oil Leak Says Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger


July 25th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that the "Terminator" star and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a mood to take some shots at the "Road Warrior" Mel Gibson. ... Read more...

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Gibson’s rep laughs off Schwarzenegger’s wisecracks


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Mel Gibson's rep has laughed off Arnold Schwarzenegger's jibe about the Braveheart star's troubled personal life. The California governor had recently compared Gibson to the Gulf of ... Read more...

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Obama, Cameron try to ease tensions over BP


July 21st, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday tried to ease recent tensions over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster and oil giant BP's ... Read more...

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