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 Post subject: British PM fears BP's 'destruction'
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TORONTO/MIAMI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron were expected to discuss London-based BP Plc and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Saturday as stormy weather raised fears that clean-up operations could be disrupted.
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The oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, is overshadowing the first meeting between Obama and Cameron since the prime minister took office last month, which will take place on the sidelines of the G8/G20 summit in CanadaNHL jersey.
The British energy giant's share price is trading at 14-year lows after falling sharply again on Friday, when Cameron offered his strongest comments yet on the issue.
"It is ... in all our long-term interests that there is some clarity, some finality, to all of this, so that we don't at the same time see the destruction of a company that is important for all our interests," Cameron told Canadian broadcaster CBC.
"This is a vital company for all of our interests. ... BP itself wants to cap the well and clean up the spill and compensate those who have had damagesNFL jersey," Cameron said.
Obama has been highly critical of BP while his own poll ratings have fallen, in part because of perceptions that his handling of the crisis has been too slow.
British business and shareholder groups have meanwhile clamored for Cameron to defend the company.
But Cameron insisted on Friday he believed the matter called for gentle persuasion.
"This isn't an issue between Britain and America. This is about BP doing what it should, but also being treated in a way that enables it to go forward," he told reporters.
Far from the high-level talks, those involved in the clean-up and containment efforts were anxious about Saturday's formation of the first tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season in the western Caribbean, a development that could disrupt such operations for days or weeks.
Tropical storm Alex was located 250 miles east southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and moving west-northwest at 8 mph. Its path would take it toward Belize and over the Yucatan Peninsula during the weekend and then into the Gulf of Mexico[color=#800080]MLB jersey[/color], where workers are battling to contain the spill, though it was too early to tell if it would affect such operations.
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In the Gulf, BP said its oil-capture systems collected or burned off 23,725 barrels of oil on Thursday.
U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allencheap MLB jersey, who oversees the federal relief effort, said BP was on track to nearly double its oil collection capacity next week -- weather cooperating.
The disaster is taking a mounting toll on fishing and tourist industries in the Gulf and threatens to wreak havoc on a grand scale on coastal ecosystems and wildlife.
Share losses for BP since the spill began on April 20 stand at around $100 billion, more than halving its market value prior to the disasteryouth MLB jersey, as investors fret about the potential costs which include but are not limited to a $20 billion compensation fund it set up under intense political pressure.
BP has added $5 billion to its available credit to ensure it has enough money to meet the cost of the spill, according to a story on the Wall Street Journal's website.
BP stock on Friday fell more than 6 percent in London and New York and its performance early next week may hinge on what Obama and Cameron have to say after their talks.

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 Post subject: BP eyes stake sale as oil spill costs top $3 billion
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Smoke rises from the BP oil spill site, as natural gas is burned off, while the drilling of two relief wells continue in the Gulf of Mexico, July 4, 2010. A commission appointed by President Barack Obama to study the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill gives academics and environmentalists a prominent role in making recommendations about the future of offshore drilling in the United States. [color=#ffffff]ed hardy clothing[/color]
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As containment efforts continued in the devastated Gulf of Mexico, where a ruptured well has been spewing crude since April 20, tests on a supertanker adapted to skim large quantities of oily water from the surface were inconclusive because of high seas, ship owner TMT Shipping Offshore said.
Over the weekend, while U.S. Independence Day vacationers largely avoided Gulf of Mexico beaches tarred by the leaking well, media reports said BP was looking for a strategic investor among the sovereign wealth funds of the Middle East and Asia.
Such an investor would help ward off a takeover and raise funds for the liabilities generated by the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the reports said. The spill has been politically disastrous for BP, pitting it against the Obama administration, Gulf communities and a seething American public.
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"We don't think a strategic partner is at all necessary," said one top-10 BP shareholder who did not want to be named. "We think this is just people trying to panic the company and stampede into doing something to earn huge fees from selling new shares in BP. Shareholders will be saying 'No, thank you' to this and we have communicated this to the company."
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Britain's Sunday Times said BP's advisers were trying to drum up interest among rival oil groups and sovereign wealth funds to take a stake of between 5 and 10 percent in the company at a cost of up to 6 billion pounds ($9.1 billion). BP declined to comment.
One former investment director at a Dubai-based state investment company said it was a predictable move for BP but he doubted the company would find a taker among the oil rich sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) of the Middle East.
A London banker said any SWF involvement might more likely involve the Far East than the Middle East.
Separately, several newspapers reported interest among SWFs in buying some of BP's assets in the Middle East and Asia. BP has said it hopes to raise $10 billion from asset sales this year as part of its plan to fund a $20 billion clean-up fund set up under pressure from U.S. authorities.
Arabic language daily al-Jarida was most specific, saying state-run Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co (KUFPEC) is reviewing investing in oil fields in Egypt, Yemen and east Asia.
BP shares have lost more than half their market value since the spill was unleashed on April 20, the result of an explosion on a drilling rig that caused a well to rupture.
Attempts to stop the flow have not worked, with BP pinning hopes on a relief well that should be complete in August.
The stakes could hardly be higher as the disaster is playing havoc with wildlife, fragile coastal ecosystems, fishing communities and a tourist industry seen as especially important during a time of high unemployment.
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Some oil is being captured through a pipe, while some is being burned off. BP said it collected or burned 24,955 barrels Sunday but estimates of the total amount flowing vary and go as high as 100,000 barrels a day.
The supertanker dubbed "A Whale," which is being tested, is seen as a potential savior of efforts to clean the oil pollution because it can collect 500,000 barrels (21 million gallons) per day of contaminated water.
Tests on the so-called 'super skimmer' conducted just north of the blown out BP well were supposed to be completed on Monday but have been extended because of the weather, said spokesman Bob Grantham.
"After an initial 48-hour testing period results remain inconclusive in light of the rough sea state we are encountering," Grantham said.
Skimmer vessels have been out in force -- a fleet of 89 returned through the Biloxi Bay channel Sunday -- but the hurricane season has hampered efforts and high seas were preventing many from operating.[color=#ffffff]NFL jerseys[/color]
BP said Monday it had so far spent $3.12 billion on the response effort, including $147 million paid out in claims to those affected by the disaster. Plans are being developed for additional containment capacity, it said.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that BP was facing fresh criticism over its approach to safety as it emerged it did not use an industry standard process, known as a safety case, to assess risk at the Deepwater Horizon rig.
A BP spokeswoman confirmed that it did not use the procedure, developed in Britain after the Piper Alpha oil rig explosion in 1988, at any of its U.S. wells because it was not legally required to do so in the United States.
A federal court last week lifted a six-month drilling ban imposed by the Obama administration. A new moratorium now being sought through the courts is expected to be more flexible and could be adjusted to allow drilling in certain subsea fields.

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 Post subject: Heat's Supreme team in need of some backup
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And so: What kind of help can the Heat -- should the Heat -- surround these three players to complete the Supreme Team?
We should have a better idea this week. Miami is bearing down on Mike Miller, former sharpshooting sniper for the Wizards, Timberwolves, Grizzlies and Magic, and bringing back Udonis Haslem, a big rebounder on Miami's championship team six years ago. Other spare parts will start to fill out the roster, on the cheap, of course.Some describe of our products . The ed hardy clothing :if you buy it in our websites ,we will give you free shipping ,and there are no other charges to pay . besides ,you will get 50%-60% off .what’s more we will provide you with personal customer service for large volume wholesale orders and discuss the shipping options fully.we promise we will provide the best products and the cheapest price to you .
Given the realities and restrictions of the salary cap, there's destined to be an imbalance on the roster, you think? The upcoming season will be about three stars and nine baggage handlers. Three stars will command all the glamour and the pub, while the other nine appear as fine print on the billboard. Is this any way to build a Supreme Team?
Well, yes. Amazing how folks are already criticizing the blueprint, saying the Heat, with three stars, will do a disservice to basketball. And LeBron is getting the full brunt; folks are saying he's taking the easy way to a title. Basically, there is unrest brewing in basketball circles, where a segment of the masses is anxious to chop down the title chances and egos of the Heat's core, all because of ... well, just because.
Funny. Nobody ever complained about the Celtics and Lakers in the 1980s of being stacked. Nobody ever said Larry Bird was enjoying an easy ride because he had Robert Parish and Kevin McHale and for a time, Dennis Johnson. Can you smell a double standard? Same for Magic Johnson; obviously, those championships he won were cheapened because he had the audacity to suit up next to Kareem and James Worthy and Byron Scott. Why, there's no way we can look at Magic and Kobe Bryant, who only had Pau Gasol, the same way, can we? Of course not. Kobe had the harder road, therefore, his championships without Shaq are legit and Magic's aren't. Just like LeBron is seriously lacking because he -- get this -- decided to choose more talented teammates rather than return to Cleveland and resume the heavy lifting.The u jordan shoes :if you buy the products in our websites ,we will provide you the reasonable price(we can give you almost 60% off ) and then all of the products you buy are free shipping , besides, there are no other charges to pay .if you buy large volume of our products ,we will give you the VIP price ,which you can get a lot of tangible benefit from it .,we promise we will provide the best products and the cheapest price to you .
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Back to the topic. With LeBron and Wade basically the same player, and Bosh the only big man with double-double skills, Miami's needs are obvious. A shooter is No. 1 on the list, needed to open the lanes for Bosh and make teams pay for doubling on LeBron and Wade. Miller's signing appears imminent, but does he really fill the void? His career has been largely inconsistent, mainly due to changing roles with four different teams, mostly in losing situations. Miller is a career 46-percent shooter (40 percent on 3s), however, and could thrive in this situation. Miami evidently placed a higher value on Miller than J.J. Redick, a restricted free agent who'll make $6 million a season from either the Bulls or Magic. My choice would've been Redick, who brings more upside.
Haslem works out for a few reasons. He already received his big payday and therefore agreed to come cheap. He played on a championship team. And he doesn't need the ball to make an impact. He's decent value for the money and is best suited as a backup, an energy player.
Point guard, now that's an interesting decision. Miami needs someone steady (and cheap). Derek Fisher would've been perfect, but he returned to the Lakers. Luke Ridnour is another good one, but might be too pricey. The Heat may have to settle for Carlos Arroyo or Keyon Dooling. Maybe Shaun Livingston if they trust his health. Or Earl Boykins, if they trust his size.
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Anyway, point guard is the least worry, because LeBron and Wade are both used to handling the ball. LeBron, especially, is an excellent passer and one of the more unselfish (on the court) stars around; he could challenge for the league lead in assists next season. The only requirement for the point guard is that he play decent defense.
Who's left? Another big man? Someone to help contain (chuckle) Dwight Howard? Slim pickings here. The choice is either get someone old and past prime (a Theo Ratliff-type) or completely raw and without a track record (a John Brockman-type). Joe Smith, who still has legs, would help in spurts.
The elephant in the room is Shaquille O'Neal, of course. While Shaq wants to play next season, the Heat would need to carefully weigh the ego quotient in the locker room. They'd probably be wise to bypass Shaq for the same reasons they should bypass Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady, two more ex-stars on the slide. Egos don't fade as quickly as skills.The girlshoesstore sale louboutin shoes : we provide the most beautiful shoes to you .if you love it ,just action right now .all of our products are free shipping and you there are no other charges ,you just pay for you shoes only .besides the more you buy the more favourable terms you can get .we promise ,we will provide you the best products and the cheapest price . All of our products free shipping.and the more you buy the more Favourable terms you can get .just action right now .you could buy the best products in a low price .
It appears the effort to sign Wade, Bosh and LeBron was the easy part. Now comes the hard: putting a blend of role players around them, and at least one player who can hit open shots in June.

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 Post subject: Facebook Places vs. Foursquare- Who Has the Business Edge.
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 Post subject: il y a une personne mise en cause par la justice qui propose
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 Post subject: Vikings fire Childress; Frazier named interim
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