An international arbitration body has awarded Exxon Mobil Corp. nearly $908 million in a dispute with Venezuela over compensation for the nationalization of its assets in 2007.
The parade is over. Many thanks to Philly’s WPHL-TV17 for the webcast and the video clips.
String Bands Division, Woodland . . . 94.4
Fancy Brigade Division, Downtowners. . . 174
Fancy Costume Division, Hog Island . . . 1603
King Clown, Polynesian Volcano Dancer (Hog Island). . . 75
Juveniles, Struttin Ms Daisy (Hog Island). . . 30
Comic Division, Murray . . . 8760
Brigade, Two Street Stompers (Goodtimers) . . . 200
Most Original Character, Occupy 2nd Street Those Dirty Dancing Mummers (Landi). . . 200
Most Original Costume, Mummers’ Dance Studio (Murray) . . . 200
Wenches, Mardi Gras (O’Malley). . . 125
Addressing soldiers in an aircraft hangar at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, President Obama conspicuously avoided mentioning his predecessor George W Bush.
He told the soldiers there about the worthiness of the war in planting the seed of democracy in the Middle East.
“Iraq is not a perfect place but we are leaving a sovereign, stable and self-reliant country with a representative government elected by its people,” he said.
“This is an extraordinary achievement and today we remember everything you did to make it possible. Years from now your legacy will endure in the freedom of our children and our grandchildren.”
It was a moment that, if he had any class at all, if he thought about doing a little uniting, he could have and should have had ‘W’ there too.
And the good news is . . . ‘Hollywood’ reports that movie revenues hit a 16-year low.
The result: projected domestic revenues for the year of $10.15 billion, down 4 percent from 2010’s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.275 billion tickets sold, a 4.8 percent decline and the smallest movie audience since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion.
So why is that good news? It’s ‘Hollywood,’ that’s why.
Adam Carolla explains the OWS crowd’s self-entitlement mentality.