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June 16, 2010
President Obama made it clear Tuesday night that he expects BP to fully compensate the Gulf Coast for its losses from a massive oil spill. "Tomorrow, I will meet with the chairman of BP and inform him that he is to set aside whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company's recklessness," he said. It was a message that all Americans needed to hear. The president provided needed reassurance that missteps prior to and following the April 20 tragedy would not be repeated.
SPORTS
June 19, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Greatest Show in Baseball - Mark McGwire's power display in batting practice - may not be coming to a stadium near you. McGwire, who is growing weary of the pregame circus, said he might cut back on taking BP in the future. "It's totally out of hand," he said before the St. Louis Cardinals played Houston last night. "I feel like a caged animal. " McGwire leads the major leagues with 33 home runs, putting him on a pace to shatter Roger Maris' record of 61 homers in 1961.
NEWS
April 22, 2011 | By Curt Anderson, Associated Press
MIAMI - After being hammered for a year over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is going on the offensive with multibillion-dollar lawsuits seeking to shift at least part of the blame to those who owned the ill-fated rig or designed a failed safety device or supplied cement that did not hold. Those companies - Transocean, Cameron International, and Halliburton - each filed lawsuits of their own, and it will be up to the courts to divvy up fault. As of Thursday, BP had already paid out more than $3.9 billion to people and businesses through a separate, $20 billion claims process administered by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a "lack of business integrity" and also disqualifying it indefinitely from winning new leases to drill on taxpayer-owned lands. A lengthy list of criminal counts against BP stemming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to temporarily suspend new contracts with BP and its affiliates.
NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Michael Kunzelman and Harry R. Weber, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - BP and a committee representing plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have reached an agreement, a federal judge said late Friday night. As a result of the agreement that will be filed with the court for approval, the trial that was scheduled to begin Monday has been postponed a second time, Judge Carl Barbier said. No new date was immediately set. The settlement will likely result in a realignment of the parties in this litigation and require substantial changes to the current trial plan, Barbier said.
NEWS
March 30, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - A BP employee lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of Louisiana residents who filed claims for compensation after last year's gulf oil spill, a spokesman for the oil giant said Tuesday. Spokesman Curtis Thomas said BP mailed out letters Monday to roughly 13,000 people whose data were stored on the computer, notifying them about the potential security breach and offering to pay for monitoring their credit. The company also reported the missing laptop to law enforcement, he said.
NEWS
September 9, 2010 | By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON - A BP internal investigation released Wednesday concludes that eight key factors contributed to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, including a poor cement job by Halliburton and the failure by Transocean workers to notice for 40 minutes that oil and gas were gushing into the well. BP's probe acknowledges that a key BP official aboard the rig misinterpreted a critical pressure test and then mistakenly authorized the removal of heavy drilling mud - the only impediment to gas and crude oil surging up the well's drill pipe - before the well's integrity was confirmed.
NEWS
June 5, 1988 | By Cynthia Mayer, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the strike at British Petroleum Co.'s refinery entered its fourth month last week, a new issue surfaced in negotiations - one that could either impede talks or blast them loose, according to union members: the layoff of 10 striking workers. BP announced the layoffs on May 27 in a letter to Local 8-234 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union. BP refinery manager E.S. Kulinski wrote that "our experience during the strike has indicated that we can operate the Refinery safely and efficiently with a smaller maintenance workforce.
NEWS
September 15, 2011 | By Harry R. Weber And Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
BP bears ultimate responsibility for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a key government panel said Wednesday in a report that assigns more blame to the company than other investigations and could hurt its effort to fend off criminal charges and billions of dollars in penalties. The report concluded that BP violated federal regulations, ignored crucial warnings, was inattentive to safety and made bad decisions during the cementing of the well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
NEWS
February 16, 1988 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Negotiators met yesterday for the first time since the start of the 13-day- old strike at the British Petroleum Co. refinery in Marcus Hook, but neither side was optimistic about reaching an early agreement on a new two- year contract. Although plant managers and members of the bargaining committee of Local 8-234 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union were present for six hours in a Delaware County hotel, the opposing sides came together around the bargaining table for a total of only about 45 minutes, according to union president Wayne Slivenski.
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June 17, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
EDDIE ALVAREZ stood just outside the batting cage in jean shorts and a Phillies shirt with his name on the back. Maikel Franco was on his left, Ryan Howard on his right and Cameron Rupp just in front of him. Alvarez stood out like someone wearing an Aikman jersey in the old 700 level, except the only things being thrown at him were batting-practice pitches. Alvarez took BP with the Phillies on Wednesday and threw out the first pitch before the game against Toronto as part of a day of promotional stops for his upcoming UFC fight.
SPORTS
March 7, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
TAMPA, Fla. - Larry Bowa tapped his knuckles on the wooden bench in the visitors' dugout at Steinbrenner Field Wednesday morning before answering the question. "For some reason," he said, "I've never had arm problems. I always threw. I remember throwing in Little League with my dad who was an excellent baseball player. The one thing we did every day was throw the baseball. " Bowa, at 69, is still throwing it. In fact, you will not find an older man in baseball still throwing batting practice.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - After throwing off the mound with the rest of the Phillies' projected rotation a week ago, on the first day of official workouts in Clearwater, Cliff Lee did not join Cole Hamels and Aaron Harang and company when they were back on the bumps Saturday. The Phillies are being cautious with Lee, so he moved back a day. But on the second day of full-squad workouts, when position players stepped in to face pitchers in live batting practice, Lee threw to hitters.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
WHEN LAST we left Tyler Higgins, the 6-5, 235-pound Bonner-Prendergast High tight end had snatched a walkoff, two-point conversion catch against Archbishop Ryan with no time left on the clock. He had also snared the crucial touchdown on the previous play. Well, the senior from Havertown was at it again yesterday, this time as an unruly guest of Catholic League host Cardinal O'Hara. His third-quarter touchdown grab certainly lacked the same last-second gravitas, but it did put the Friars ahead for good, en route to a 33-13 triumph.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alyssa Monaghan hit a long three-pointer in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to record her 1,000th career point as Bonner-Prendergast turned away visiting St. Hubert, 64-40, in Catholic League girls' basketball. The junior guard bound for St. Joseph's finished with 24 points, five assists, and six rebounds. She has 1,007 points in her high school career. After reaching the milestone, Monaghan was awarded the game ball and her parents gave her flowers. Andrew Scavitto, one of the Pandas' biggest fans, presented her with a dozen roses.
SPORTS
January 7, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The reigning Catholic League girls' basketball MVP picked up where she left off as Bonner-Prendergast cruised to a 68-27 win at Conwell-Egan in the league opener Sunday. Alyssa Monaghan, a junior, had 17 points and fives assists to lead a balanced effort. Twelve players scored for the Pandas. Shalina Miller, Sarah Monaghan, and Sierra Stretch each had eight points. Miller added seven rebounds. Amber Ballinger also had five assists. Dominique Jones' 10 points paced Conwell-Egan.
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - BP bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico because it cut corners and put profit ahead of safety, a U.S. Justice Department attorney charged Monday at the opening of a high-stakes trial that could result in the oil company and its partners being forced to pay billions more in damages. The London-based oil giant acknowledged that it made "errors in judgment" before the deadly blowout, but it also cast blame on the owner of the drilling rig and the contractor involved in cementing the well.
SPORTS
February 20, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
As expected, baseball pitched a shutout in salary arbitration for the first time since it all started back in sepia-toned 1974. None of the 133 players who filed wound up arguing their cases - but they got some nifty rewards for taking part, gaining an average increase of 119 percent, according to an Associated Press study. Topping the leader board: San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, NL batting champion and MVP, with a 13-fold hike to $8 million. The only player who didn't get a raise?
SPORTS
February 20, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Roy Halladay walked off the mound and found pitching coach Rich Dubee before reaching the foul line. He smiled. The two shared a short conversation before the pitching coach went on to the next mound and the pitcher jogged off to finish his day's work. Halladay, who missed close to 2 months last season with a lat injury, was among the first pitchers to throw live batting practice at Camp Clearwater on Tuesday morning. After Halladay and Dubee left, the players who remained on the field may have had the best perspective for how Halladay looked in his first bullpen session against hitters in 2013.
SPORTS
January 19, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
Sisters Alyssa and Sarah Monaghan combined for 46 points Friday as Bonner-Prendergast topped Conwell-Egan, 76-53, in Catholic League girls' basketball. Sarah Monaghan, a junior, scored 26 points. Alyssa, a sophomore, added 20. Freshman Mollie Reynolds also scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. For Conwell-Egan, Ashley Smith led the way with 29 points. Conwell-Egan 13 15 15 10 - 53 Bonner-Prendie 17 26 16 17 - 76 C: Samantha Glitz 2, Meghan Horn 10, Morgan Pepito 9, Janet Petrino 3, Ashley Smith 29. B: Amber Ballinger 4, Taylor Fitzgerald 5, Brooke Lachette 7, Emily McPeak 2, Alyssa Monaghan 20, Sarah Monaghan 26, Murphy 2, Mollie Reynolds 10. Contact the Rally staff at rallysports@phillynews.com or @RallyInq on Twitter.
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