July 8, 2013 |
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec - A train carrying crude oil derailed Saturday in eastern Quebec, sparking several explosions and a blaze that nearly destroyed the center of the town of Lac-Megantic and killed at least one person. An unspecified number of people were reported missing. Witnesses said the eruptions sent residents scrambling through the streets under the intense heat of towering fireballs and a red glow that illuminated the night sky. Quebec Provincial Police Lt. Michel Brunet confirmed that one person had died.
July 8, 2013 |
MAIPÚ, Argentina - Ten minutes in the orchard and already my hands felt raw. How do they do this all day without gloves, I wondered, shuffling my feet for a better foothold in Argentina's sandy clay. It was Thursday, the day we'd expected to be tasting wine at the Zuccardi family's finca (ranch) and winery, in Maipú, Mendoza Province. Instead, we were clawing through a tangle of branches, trying to pick enough olives to feed Zuccardi's state-of-the-art olive oil press. It looked so easy when Torey Novak, Zuccardi's tour guide, gave a demonstration.
July 3, 2013
Rawleigh Warner, 92, the Mobil Oil Corp. chairman and chief executive officer who took corporate-image management to a new level through company sponsorship of public TV's Masterpiece Theater and paid opinion pieces that appeared in U.S. newspapers, died Wednesday in Hobe Sound, Fla., of complications from a progressive muscle disease, a New York Times obituary said. As chairman and CEO from 1969 to 1986, and president from 1965 to 1969, the finance-minded Mr. Warner led Mobil, then based in New York, as it overtook rivals to become second in sales behind Exxon Corp., years before the two companies merged.
June 16, 2013
Life amid the Irish Troubles. On Movies, H2.
June 13, 2013 |
JOHN RUSSEL is hopeless as a handyman. The first time he tried to use a table saw he inherited from his father, he cut off a finger. But John had a secret weapon: his brother. After moving to Los Angeles, John would have to cope with the problems every homeowner has to face. When a problem was defeating him, he called his brother back in Secane, Delaware County. His brother, Frank Ross "Beansie" Russel, was an amazing handyman. He could fix anything - and enjoy doing it. "I would call him up about something that was broken that was frustrating me," John said, "and he would say, 'John, calm down, we have the technology.' " Frank Russel died Monday of cancer.
May 23, 2013
?? servings ?? 2 cups whole wheat flour 11/2 cups buckwheat flour 11/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 3 cups buttermilk Cooking oil or bacon drippings 1. Sift together the whole wheat and buckwheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt three times in order to combine all ingredients evenly. Beat the eggs until lemon color, then beat in the buttermilk. Form a valley in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk mixture.
May 17, 2013
Makes 2-4 servings 8 ounces fresh chèvre, room temperature 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon green peppercorns, milled or ground Fresh rosemary and thyme, to taste Sea salt (optional) Combine these ingredients to form a uniformly zesty dip, or simply drizzle the olive oil and herbs over a log of fresh goat cheese for a mezze-style appetizer. Set the goat cheese on a lipped plate and press down on it with the back of a spoon, creating a trough for your toppings.
May 10, 2013 |
Eating fish is good for your heart, but taking fish-oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found. The work makes clearer who does and does not benefit from taking supplements of the good oils found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines. Previous studies have suggested that fish-oil capsules could lower heart risks in people with heart failure or who have already suffered a heart attack.
April 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Iraq's northern Kurdish region is pressing the Obama administration to remain neutral in a dispute with the central government over whether it can export oil and gas without Baghdad's approval. The Kurdish Regional Government's energy minister, Ashti Hawrami, was meeting with administration officials Friday following recent talks with Turkey about completing pipelines, over Baghdad's objections, that could vastly expand the Kurds' ability to directly sell oil and gas. The U.S. opposition to the Kurds' energy deals has put it at odds with NATO ally Turkey amid concerns that the dispute over dividing Iraq's energy wealth could threaten that country's stability.
April 6, 2013 |
Penn Virginia Corp., which has a long history in the coal and gas business, is becoming more oily. The Radnor energy company announced that it was dramatically expanding its holdings in the oil-rich Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with the acquisition of 19,000 acres of prospective and producing leases for $401 million. The company agreed to buy the leases from Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. The acreage contains estimated proved reserves of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent.