A New Yorker's Opinion: Tiger Woods' Win Contrasts with Kennedy Honors for Diamond, Streep, Rollins, Cook and MaThe annual Kennedy Center Gala this year bestowed its recognition on Diamond, actress Meryl Streep, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer Barbara Cook and saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It's also a weekend that saw the comeback victory of Tiger Woods, the personally troubled golf great, who finally won a tournament after a two-plus-year drought, the Chevron Challenge and Sherman Oaks, held Sunday in Los Angeles. Why do we hold up athletes as role models so much more often than we do artists?
- Tiger Woods broke his two year losing streak Sunday with a win the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Los Angeles.
- Brazil's Energy Minister announced Chevron Corp's presence in his country depends on how well the company complies with the country's laws and cleans up the leak it caused last month.
- Brazil's National Petroleum Agency ordered Chevron Corp to shut down one of its production wells after the country audited the safety of the U.S. company's operations in its offshore Frade field.
- Sasol Ltd. is planning to add a multibillion ethane cracker and ethylene-derivative project to its Lake Charles facility in Louisiana, in part to leverage on the rapid development of shale gas in North America.
- Since winning his first major title at the PGA Championship in August, Keegan Bradley can no longer prepare for tournaments in virtually anonymous fashion -- but he would not want it any other way.
- Chevron officials will have to prepare a briefing to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the coming days following an oil leak earlier this month off the coast of Brazil.
- A Brazilian newspaper said the state-controlled oil company leaked 4,200 barrels of oil, well above the 2,400 barrels leaked by Chevron earlier this month.
- The public relations campaign at end of year 2010 is proving to be a hard one for U.S. oil giant Chevron Corporation. Faced with an oil leak, the suspension of its drilling rights and severe public backlash all in Brazil, the company has now been labeled the most toxic energy company.
- Police hunting for missing toddler Sky Metalwala reportedly found several items of interest while searching a park in Kirkland, Wash., last weekend. The items recovered on Nov. 19 have been sent to a forensic lab for analysis.
- Brazil plans to investigate contracts between Chevron and Brazil's state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasiliero regarding the Frade offshore oil region to the northeast of the country where Chevron operates with Petrobras. The move follows an oil leak that saw the release of about 2,400 barrels of oil into the ocean.
- Brazilian officials said the moratorium on Chevron will stay in place until the company can further explain and correct the conditions that led to the oil leak earlier this month.
- The company's calculation comes close to official estimates by Brazilian officials on Friday, which placed the leak at 2,600 barrels. Earlier last week the company said 650 barrels of oil leaked from the fissure on the ocean floor.
- Chevron Corporation announced it is taking full responsibility for the oil leak that occurred off the coast of Rio de Janeiro two weeks ago.
- Shell Oil Company has set a world record in drilling and completing a subsea well 9,627 feet below sea level at its Perdido Development in the Tobago Field 200 miles southwest of Houston.
- Chevron Brazil announced Thursday the company is actively cementing an appraisal well responsible for causing a relatively small oil leak.