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22 сентября, 13:20

Jonathan Franzen: 'The book that had the greatest influence on my writing? CS Lewis's Narnia'

The American novelist on the books that changed his life, made him cry and the ones he wishes he’d writtenThe book that changed my lifeTo read is to have experiences; every book changes my life at least a little bit. The first time I can remember this happening was when I was 10, with a biography of Thomas Edison. Continue reading...

16 сентября, 09:22

Нафтогаз: «Турецкий поток» сделает ненужной линию ГТС Украины

«Турецкий поток» предполагает строительство двух ниток магистрального газопровода по дну Черного моря мощностью 15,75 миллиарда кубометров газа каждая.

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11 сентября, 17:03

Battle of the Sexes review – Emma Stone serves up rousing, timely tennis drama

The Oscar winner makes for a convincing Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell’s larger than life Bobby Riggs in a mostly entertaining film about gender inequality on the courtLurking behind the crowd-pleasing veneer of 1970s set drama Battle of the Sexes is a depressing reminder that unequal pay remains a shamefully unresolved problem 44 years later. In the film, 29-year-old Billie Jean King is frustrated by the disparity between what male and female tennis players are paid, and it’s her annoyance at this injustice that acts as a propelling force for the plot. Related: The Current War review – Benedict Cumberbatch transmits medium voltage portrait of Thomas Edison Continue reading...

26 июня, 09:00

European midstream gas infrastructure in focus

European midstream gas infrastructure is coming back into focus, driven by a changing supply mix dynamics and a recovery in demand.

24 июня, 10:15

GGP: Turkish Stream Déjà Vu

The statements, opinions and data contained in the content published in Global Gas Perspectives are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s) of Natural Gas World. This article by Mikhail Krutikhin was originally published...

23 июня, 09:40

Majors show more interest in Greece - NGW Magazine

The majors have been slow to invest in the offshore waters around Greece but they are now waking up to the possibilities on offer. Greece first attracted the interest of international oil companies (IOCs) last October, in its second licensing round. A joint venture of Total (operator, with 50%), French-owned...

22 июня, 17:46

Путин лично проконтролирует начало глубоководного этапа строительства «Турецкого потока»

Нет ничего лучше, чем ощущать, что все запланированное происходит ровно так, как и должно быть. И на сегодняшний день уже вряд что-то способно помешать строительству газопровода «Турецкий поток», начатому 7 мая нынешнего года. 

21 июня, 01:22

The Stream - What’s behind rural poverty in the US?

This episode’s story: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201706200130-0025456 Follow The Stream and join Al Jazeera’s social media community: FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream GOOGLE+: http://google.com/+TheStream **************************************************** On The Stream: What’s behind rural poverty in the US? Thumbnail: An old Ohio Edison electric plant in Ohio is seen across the Ohio river from Moundsville, West Virginia, on March 6, 2012. (REUTERS/JASON COHN)

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20 июня, 16:28

Intel отказывается от Edison, Galileo и Joule

Компания Intel объявила о прекращении работ над миниатюрными компьютерными платформами Intel Edison, Galileo и Joule. Поставки уже заказанных изделий будут осуществляться вплоть до конца 2017 года. Intel Galileo, Arduino-совместимый мини-компьютер, был представлен в 2013 году, модуль Edison — в 2014, а Joule — в прошлом году. За это время было сделано немало для продвижения этих платформ и для их совершенствования. Но получилось как получилось; приглашаем в комментарии для обсуждения, почему.

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20 июня, 00:02

Intel готовит микрочип Quark S1000 с поддержкой распознавания голосовых команд

Компания Intel, по сообщениям сетевых источников, готовит к выпуску изделие Quark S1000, фигурирующее под обозначением Sue Creek. Напомним, что крошечные 32-битные x86-совместимые процессоры Quark впервые дебютировали в 2013 году. Решения Quark первого поколения (серия X1000) предназначались для носимой электроники и Интернета вещей. В январе 2014 года Intel представила второй проект на базе Quark — микрокомпьютер Edison с размерами SD-карты.

19 июня, 22:41

Twitter Is Having Tons Of Fun With Trump’s Odd Statement About Panama Canal

Begin scene:[POTUS welcomes Panamanian president]Trump: “The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it…” pic.twitter.com/p4CuIOtlBV— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 19, 2017 What in the covfefe? On Monday, President Donald Trump met with the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, at the White House. During their meeting, the two world leaders discussed important international topics such as, uh, the Panama Canal. “The Panama Canal is doing quite well,” Trump said during a photo opportunity with Varela. “I think we did a good job building it, right?” We did a great job bulldog the Panama Canal. Didn't we?""Yes, 100 years ago." President Varela with shade!! pic.twitter.com/KViveiyul2— Dana Resigns (@frreigns) June 19, 2017 To which Varela immediately responded, “Yeah. One hundred years ago.” Yet, Varela’s shade didn’t even register with Trump, who then said, “We did a very good job.” Trump tries to take credit for doing a "good job" w the Panama Canal……the President of Panama reminds him it was built 100 years ago pic.twitter.com/wGGYly1gou— William LeGate (@williamlegate) June 19, 2017 Naturally, no one really knows why Trump made that statement.  Oh, dear God.Trump is meeting with Panama's leader at WH."The Panama Canal is doing quite well. We did a good job building it, right?" — Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 19, 2017 But, as per usual, Twitter has its theories. For instance, some think that it’s just Trump, in typical Trump fashion, taking credit for something he didn’t actually do.   I can't believe Donald Trump took credit for the Panama Canal like Frederick Douglass wasn't out there with a shovel every day.— Settle In, Babies (@alexandraerin) June 19, 2017 I only got a 3 on the AP US History exam because I missed the "Trump built the Panama Canal" question.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 19, 2017 Did trump just take credit for the Panama Canal? Does he know when it was built? Maybe he thinks Frederick Douglas was the head engineer.— Kevin Lankes (@KevinLankes) June 19, 2017 Trump just took credit for building the Panama Canal. Now he's pissed off the ghost of Teddy Roosevelt.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 19, 2017 'The Panama Canal had a very limited role in the campaign' ~ Sean Spicer, probably.— Tami (@tamiappleseed) June 19, 2017 While others think he was just poorly prepared for the meeting.  Imagine being so ill-prepared to meet a world leader that what you talk about is the freaking Panama Canal.pic.twitter.com/h7ycSt5obH— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) June 19, 2017 When there's a pop quiz and you didn't do the reading.— Rob Tannenbaum (@tannenbaumr) June 19, 2017 There’s also a fair amount of people who think Trump was simply playing word association and said the first thing that came to his head when he thought of the word “Panama”: he just says things. he says the first thing that enters his head. panama.... canal. we're lucky he didn't say "and their hats are great"— libby watson (@libbycwatson) June 19, 2017 And, of course, there were a few folks who just wanted to make a solid Trump joke. The Panama Canal is being recognized more and more. https://t.co/z9QVVzGdxP— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 19, 2017 Getting tricky: How do I mix in Bowling Green, Frederick Douglass, Andrew Jackson, Panama Canal & Lincoln's GOP status into a tweet?— John Weaver (@JWGOP) June 19, 2017 We did a great job building the Panama Canal. And I'd also like to congratulate Thomas Edison for the incredible work he's doing!— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) June 19, 2017 The Panama Canal was a winning issue for Ronald Reagan https://t.co/aHzkeFvPx3— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 19, 2017 Panama Canal Built:1 month into WW15 years before Prohibition 5 years before women could vote But in Trumps brain... pic.twitter.com/0dNvzxr1cc— Baseball (@baseballminutia) June 19, 2017 In response to the Bowling Green Massacre, President Andrew Jackson hired Donald Trump to build the Panama Canal to keep out the Australians— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 19, 2017 I would donate $5000 to Trump's reelection campaign if he could point to a spot within 1000 miles of the Panama Canal on a map.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) June 19, 2017 Look on the bright side about Trump's Panama Canal comments. It means he's finally being president at a 4th grade level!— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) June 19, 2017 Yet, why Trump said what he said — much like most of the things that fly out of his mouth — will most likely remain a mystery. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

17 июня, 01:26

Is The U.S. Utility Industry Breaking Free From Its Death Spiral?

The U.S. investor owned electric utility industry raked in the money in 2016. According numbers just re-leased by industry trade group the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), pretax operating income (operating mar-gin) rose a solid 3 percent and net income for common stock (excluding extraordinary items) increased a resounding 17 percent despite essentially flat kilowatt hour sales. The industry's balance sheet and debt coverage metrics improved, too. These results might not impress investors in high growth, tech company like Apple or Google. But…

14 июня, 15:57

«Газпром», DEPA и Edison договорились о поставках российского газа по южному маршруту

Южный маршрут предполагает поставки газа из России через Турцию в Грецию и далее в Италию

13 июня, 17:11

Duke Energy, Siemens Agree to Build Gas Combustion Turbine

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has entered into an agreement with Siemens to design and build a new advanced gas combustion turbine.

10 июня, 20:53

Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings

Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its perfect mate with the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with angry bigotry, disrespect for constitutional freedoms, and know-nothing ignorance, can really, really corrupt democracy. Eyeing the awful kleptocratic corruptness of the Trump administration really, really hurts one’s eyes, so we at Republic Report prefer to try to laugh, or at least to audition pop culture or sports motifs as a way to avoid our own destructive behavior, or days spent hibernating under the covers. Hence, the first edition of Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings, counting down the ten most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration, with some weight given to the entirety of a person’s shameful record, but more credit given to the grotesqueries of the past week. Spoiler alert: Absent an actual homicide committed by a supporting player, we can’t imagine that anyone other than Donald J. Trump will ever occupy the top spot. But, then, he is the best. And we won’t get tired of him winning. Believe me. This Week’s Rankings 10. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary. In the tradition of slavish paid Trump sycophants Hope Hicks and Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, Sanders told reporters this week,  “I can definitively say the president is not a liar.” Sanders can definitively say that, but it’s not remotely true. Sanders avoids the top nine because she really needs this job. 9. Tom Barrack, presidential friend. An affable-seeming Harry Shearer look-alike, Barrack told the 2016 GOP convention what a wonderful guy Don Trump is, and then served as chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, whose financing celebrated the return of blatant corporate corruption of Washington. Turns out Trump and Barrack have more in common than just deep love of Trump.  Barrack, according to an expose this week in Reveal, capitalized on the Great Recession (as did Trump Treasury Secretary and foreclosure king Steven Mnuchin) to become “a modern-day slumlord – buying up homes, bumping up rents and allowing the properties to fall into disrepair.” Tenants in Los Angeles and Atlanta reported that Barrack’s company imposed endless fees while leaving units in disrepair with property damage, leaks, mold, bugs, even snakes. Barrack had claimed this scheme was “the greatest thing I’ve ever done,” but the day after the report was published Barrack resigned from the board of the company in charge and sold all his stock in the business. 8. Ivanka Trump, Assistant to the President. We’re still glowing over how President Trump’s absolute favorite person in the world used her influence to dissuade her dad from destroying the planet and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Or we hoped she could make that happen. But she didn’t. Perhaps with so much work-life balance stress, you have to let things go, like our coasts, food supply, and human existence. 7. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price, a highly confident surgeon who as a congressman excelled mostly at shady trading in medical stocks that benefitted from his House votes, went to Capitol Hill this week and offered a shifty defense of Trump’s proposed deep cuts in Medicaid spending, claiming “there are no cuts to the Medicaid program” in the House Obamacare repeal bill. The Congressional Budget Office found that the bill would reduce Medicaid funding by some $800 billion over 10 years, but Price said there was no cut because federal spending would increase, just not by as much as it would if there was no bill.  Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) responded to Price, “You have been deliberately misleading.” 6. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education. DeVos was asked repeatedly at a hearing by Democratic senators if she would prohibit private schools that take federal vouchers from discriminating against LGBTQ and disabled children, in the face of evidence that such discrimination is happening. Instead of addressing this important question, and standing up against bigotry, DeVos replied a breathtaking 14 times (I was in the room and stopped breathing) with a meaningless memorized mantra: “Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law.”  By week’s end DeVos was on the verge of trashing two Obama administration rules, gainful employment and borrower defense, each aimed at protecting students and taxpayers against predatory, abusive behavior by for-profit colleges ― the Trump University clones that funnel billions in federal dollars to cynical, wealthy barons. DeVos herself held investments in such companies, and her Department of Education has staffed up with for-profit college executives, Meanwhile DeVos was slapped by a California federal judge, who ruled that her Department’s effort to delay addressing a defrauded student’s claim for loan relief was “both frivolous and in bad faith.” (The judge also noted that Justice Department lawyers representing DeVos had misspelled her name as “Davos” several times in their court papers.)  5. Stephen Bannon, White House Chief Strategist. We have no idea what Bannon did this week, beyond making marks on his (no other color will do) white board. Whatever he did, he’s a disgraceful bigot.  4. Scott Pruitt,  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.  Still celebrating his and Bannon’s total victory over planet Earth through Trump’s abandonment of the Paris accord, Pruitt went on NBC’s “Morning Joe” to offer the deceptive claim that electricity in American homes is at risk if we turn our back on Pruitt’s best friend, coal. Pruitt claimed that if coal use falls under 30 percent of all power sources,  the U.S. would be vulnerable to terrorist attack. Energy experts say that just isn’t true. What is true is that Pruitt rose to prominence as Oklahoma attorney general by championing the interests of, and taking money from, fossil fuel companies, including coal interests. A new investigative report from Maplight this week revealed that, as Oklahoma AG, Pruitt chaired the Rule of Law Defense Fund, a group that raised more than $750,000 and was “at the center of a web of dark money nonprofits that have worked to advance conservative interests, and has helped organize state challenges to environmental regulations that could hurt polluters financially.” During his confirmation hearings, Pruitt refused to disclose the donors to this group, but it turns out that they include the Koch brothers and Edison Electric Institute, a trade group for big utility companies. Pruitt is now hard at work dismantling the rules aimed at protecting Americans against toxic pollution, chemical explosions, and global warming. With all the industry gratefulness that will attract, Pruitt’s next stop may be the Senate, or even the White House.  3. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States.   Come on. Always standing up there beaming with pride over President Trump signing a meaningless executive order ― bowing to a crude abuser of women in exchange for getting help for Indiana bakers who don’t want to decorate gay wedding cakes. Disgraceful. 2. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General. Hiding in his office because President Trump is mad at him for mishandling the Russiagate coverup, and amid signs that there was yet another undisclosed meeting with ubiquitous Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Sessions is quietly undermining important functions of the Justice Department. His agency’s proposed budget would make a huge cut in staff as the Civil Rights division, which is responsible for protecting voting rights and fighting discrimination. Sessions already cancelled Obama administration guidance regarding discrimination against transgender students. And he says he will end the Department’s vigilant oversight of local police departments; he even went to court to overturn a monitoring agreement negotiated between the Obama Justice Department and the Baltimore police, a move that a federal judge swiftly rejected. Sessions also has ordered federal prosecutors to rev up the failed “war on drugs” policy of the past, seeking to pile on charges and mandatory minimum sentences against offenders, and he may be gearing up to operationalize his deep fear of marijuana to impose new restrictions, even on medical use.  Sessions also cancelled an Obama policy of phasing out use of private prisons, a policy implemented after the Department’s inspector general found such institutions were marked by overcrowding, weak security, and violent incidents. Sessions cited the need for more prison cells for all the people he plans to lock up, but it’s also true that the private prison industry donated generously to support Trump’s election. 1. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, a.k.a. the man whose run for the White House stemmed entirely from having to sit through President Obama mocking him at the White House Correspondents Dinner. This week, Trump shamelessly tried to keep his supporters tuned into his fact-free channel, tweeting that James Comey’s damning testimony was a “total and complete vindication.” Switching to another channel that assumed that Comey’s testimony, on its face, was not a vindication, Trump claimed in a press conference that Comey’s story was false, and that he was “100 percent” ready to testify under oath, which no doubt he will do in two or three weeks, perhaps around the same time that he reveals whether there is an Oval Office taping system and whether “Bad (or sick) guy!” Obama had Trump Tower tapped. Trump attacked London mayor Sadiq Khan, twice misrepresenting Khan’s words, right after that city was attacked by terrorists; slammed Iran right after it was attacked by terrorists; and undercut his administration by celebrating Saudi Arabia’s isolation of Qatar while possibly unaware that Qatar hosts the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East. Flashbacks: (1) Comey’s testimony about his conversations with Trump reaffirmed that our president is so consumed with validating his 2016 victory that he doesn’t care a whit about Russian interference in our election ― oh, and also that Trump obstructed justice in trying to stop the Flynn probe by pressuring Comey and then firing Comey; (2) a Forbes report charged that Trump ordered the diversion to the Trump Organization, over several years, of hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by the Eric Trump Foundation that were supposed to go to kids with cancer. The only positive thing Trump did all week was that he undercut his lawyers’ effort to get the Supreme Court to uphold his bigoted travel ban by obnoxiously calling it a TRAVEL BAN over and over in tweets. But unintentionally lessening his destructiveness doesn’t change our judgment: Trump is this week’s number one in the Trump Team Disgracefulness Power Rankings. Trump is not merely a disgrace; he’s a total and complete disgrace. This article also appears on Republic Report. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

09 июня, 19:20

GE wants to unload its iconic light bulb business

Thomas Edison may not think this is a bright idea: General Electric is trying to rid itself of the light bulb business that has symbolized the company for 125 years.

09 июня, 19:20

GE wants to unload its iconic light bulb business

Thomas Edison may not think this is a bright idea: General Electric is trying to rid itself of the light bulb business that has symbolized the company for 125 years.

09 июня, 14:10

Why Is Consolidated Edison (ED) Up 5.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?

Consolidated Edison (ED) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

09 июня, 11:58

Famously Bankrupt: Celebrities Who Died Broke

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Just because they made millions doesn’t mean they died a millionaire. These 15 celebrities died completely broke.

08 июня, 13:57

Look at Fidelity Value Fund (FDVLX)

Fidelity Value Fund (FDVLX) seeks capital appreciation