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Naftogaz struggles to find advisor for selling Egypt assets

Naftogaz repeatedly fails to find advisor to assess appropriateness of selling Egypt assets.
National joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy has annulled the second tender to provide investment banking services related to Naftogaz upstream assets in Egypt and search for potential buyers, as less than two bids were submitted. 254 more words

Upstream: Selected Essays, Mary Oliver (2016)

I am one of those who has no trouble imagining the sentient lives of trees, of their leaves in some fashion communicating or of the massy trunks and heavy branches knowing it is I who have come, as I always come, each morning, to walk beneath them, glad to be alive and glad to be here. 1,204 more words



Words spill over edges

Cracked lips, cracked earth

A world split open

My mouth is moving 

Now the silence 

Made me deaf

I can't hear my heart 

Beating itself up over 

Pleasing others off cliffs

Taking bullets compromised

Drowned dreams at river bends

Pray the current don't take me with it

I'm a salmon, not a goldfish.

(c) 2017 Mikayla LaRosa

‘UPSTREAM’ - monument ’50 years of NATO in Brunssum’ (NL)

In cooperation with visual artist Harald Vlugt I developed a molded bronze sculpture to represent the relation between the city of Brunssum and  NATO. For 50 years the Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command is a vibrant part of the community of Brunssum and the provence of Zuid Limburg. 277 more words



Miami HeraLd: “U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue. 141 more words


S&P affirms 'AA-' credit ratings for 3 Singapore banks

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

S&P said the sound financial profiles of DBS, UOB and OCBC should buffer them against pressures on their asset quality, particularly from upstream oil and gas exposures. 625 more words

Money Matters

Tarek El-Molla: The man reviving Egypt's fortunes

By paying off debt and shaking up the offshore gas sector, former Chevron man Tarek El-Molla is making his mark as oil minister.
Egypt’s upstream sector is shining once again after the 2011 revolution unleashed political and financial chaos, forcing international oil companies to put major projects on hold. 860 more words