Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said he’d be surprised if the sport turned to an outsider such as Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger to replace the retiring Bud Selig.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell said he will consult with a range of Middle East leaders in the coming week after shuttling between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .
George Mitchell, the former U.S. Senator who in 2007 concluded a 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball, has been appointed as the independent Athletics Integrity Monitor at Pennsylvania State University.
When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural-gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land.
By John Lippert July, 2010 (Bloomberg Markets) -- Natural gas trapped in bands of rock may deliver abundant energy and billions in profits. Companies and environmentalists are clashing as the world rushes to drill. When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural- gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land. She discovered later that such flaring can occur when Cabot Oil & Gas Corp . and dozens more companies drill for gas trapped in shale rock. The deposits, stretching from Texas to New York, and as far away as Australia and China, represent what may be the biggest energy bonanza in decades -- one that Switzer, 57, recalls thinking the Earth isn’t surrendering without a fight, Bloomberg Markets reports in its July issue.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell returns to mediate a second round of Middle East talks this week after Israel said it is through making gestures and a Palestinian negotiator said he’s ready for the “endgame.”