The explosion on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010 killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels of oil flowing into the Gulf over a three-month period, wreaking havoc on the region’s environment and economy.
BP awarded two senior executives bonuses last year despite the devastating Gulf of Mexico spill, although new chief executive Bob Dudley renounced his reward, the company said in its annual report.
Chief financial director Byron Grote received a $620,000 bonus while Iain Conn, head of downstream activities, picked up a payment of $505,000.
Transocean Ltd. gave its executives bonuses of upwards of $200,000, declaring 2010 to be the best year in safety for the company. Transocean is the owner of Deepwater Horizon, the oil rig that emptied oil for over three months in the Gulf of Mexico
I wonder if we will ever find out what the real damage was?
April 20, 2011 ~ Rick Scott is a corrupt Governor!
Florida will not join more than 800 other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Transocean, the operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico a year ago, causing a massive oil spill Gov.Rick Scott announced Tuesday.
Drives LLC is a leading maker of oil drilling equipment
· “He has invested in Drives, LLC, a company that makes chains and drills for oil exploration.” [Palm Beach Post, July 26, 2010]
Is Rick Scott not suing BP because it might hurt the value his stock?
“This governor appears to be not interested in over a billion dollars that potentially could be coming into the state of Florida,” state Rep. Rick Kriseman, a Democrat from St. Petersburg said Wednesday.
Kriseman went so far as to suggest the governor resign, saying Scott cared more about protecting corporate interests than protecting the people of Florida.
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Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands), Mariano Andujar (Catania/Italy), Diego Pozo (Colon)
Defenders: Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich/Germany), Walter Samuel (Inter Milan/Italy), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille/France), Nicolas Burdisso (AS Roma/Italy), Ariel Garce (Colon), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes)
Midfielders: Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle/England), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes), Javier Mascherano (Liverpool/England), Angel Di Maria (Benfica/Portugal), Javier Pastore (Palermo/Italy), Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool/England), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina/Italy)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Spain), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Spain), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City/England), Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Italy), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid/Spqain), Martin Palermo (Boca Juniors)
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COMMENTARY 2009 G20 meeting:
The cartoon shows a battered Gordon Brown and Barack Obama dressed as Supermen. They’ve clearly been in a fightÃ¢â‚¬â€their tunics are torn and Obama has a plaster on his head. Gordon Brown is holding a small piece of paper with ‘Summit’ written on it (the size of the paper suggests that the summit agreement was not a spectacular success). He’s saying “… From nuffink!”
To show everyone that we are stimulating our economy by spending over a billion dollars on security. Great long lasting program!
To show other countires how to print more money. The US is an expert!
Why not give the money to Greece?
G20 stands for Greedy 20
How to allow the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer!
To show the world how to build an artificial lake (for 2 million dollars).
The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (known as the G-20 and also the G20 or Group of Twenty) is a group offinance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies: 19 countries plus the European Union. Recently summits meeting at level ofHeads of government have been introduced. The 2010 chair country of the G-20 is South Korea.
The G-20 is a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion (among key industrial and emerging market countries) of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.
Member countries and organizations
In 2010, there are 20 members of the G-20. These include, at the leaders summits, the leaders of 19 countries and of the European Union and, at the ministerial-level meetings, the finance ministers and central bank governors of 19 countries and of the European Union :
- the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
- the Chairman of the International Monetary Fund
- the President of the World Bank
- International Monetary and Financial Committee
- the Chairman of the Development Committee
Membership does not reflect exactly the 19 largest national economies of the world in any given year. The organization states:
|“||In a forum such as the G-20, it is particularly important for the number of countries involved to be restricted and fixed to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of its activity. There are no formal criteria for G-20 membership and the composition of the group has remained unchanged since it was established. In view of the objectives of the G-20, it was considered important that countries and regions of systemic significance for the international financial system be included. Aspects such as geographical balance and population representation also played a major part.|