UKCS Risks Still Around the Corner Despite Scottish Vote, Says Wood Mackenzie

September 19th, 2014 2:45pm Posted In: Natural Gas, News By Country, Other Countries, Scotland Scotland chose to remain part of the United Kingdom, with 55% voting against the independence. Several market participants said that the vote has removed a source of uncertainty. On the other hand, according to Wood Mackenzie, risks for offshore assets remain around the corner. ?Wood Mackenzie says … [Read more...]

How to Scare a Republican About Climate Change

President Barack Obama gives a major speech next Tuesday, when he addresses the United Nations Climate Summit among 160 heads of state and ministers. But members of his cabinet are already out there, making the case for why we should be fighting climate change. And they're giving the pitch a twist that, perhaps, we'll be hearing more next week.  In a speech Friday at the Center for American … [Read more...]

Conchita Wurst to sing at European Parliament

Conchita Wurst wants to stand up for a Europe of enlightenment, human dignity and equality in the European Parliament on October 8  A Green member of European Parliament (MEP) invited the winner of the last Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, to sing at the European Parliament. The drag perfomer accepted.   It was surely a huge surprise when an elegant lady with a beard took to the stage … [Read more...]

Uncertain energy future for an independent Scotland

Alex Salmond urged the Yes activists to seize the chance for a ?new dawn for Scotland? On Thursday (18.09.2014), Scottish voters will vote Yes or No to independence. Should the Yes side succeed, Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has promised a prosperous future funded by renewable energy, calling Scotland ?the new Saudi Arabia of renewables.? However, Scottish independence would slow down … [Read more...]

Chile to Host the 2015 Adventure Travel World Summit

Written By:Casey Hanisko (SEATTLE, WA) ? September 17, 2014 - Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry?s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile. The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA;  www.adventuretravel.biz) announced the … [Read more...]

The Strange remains the same for 18 September 2014

I?m seeing you with my third eye? Was Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy/Puff Daddy) arrested in connection with the murder of Tupac Shakur? No, he wasn?t. Sparks Police Warn of Psychic Scam ? KTVN Channel 2 ? Reno. Speaking of ?sparks?? This really happens. Officials: Crude oil tank explodes after lightning strike in Baytown. Feng Shui Consulting Fees Not Covered Because Those Fees Were Not ?Necessary? And … [Read more...]

Colombia Adventure Acquires Top Mountain Bike Operator and Expands Product Offer in Colombia!

South America?s fastest growing adventure destination has been slowly but steadily gaining momentum and is now reaching a main stream market. To take advantage of this opportunity Ecuadorian based, Colombia Adventure, as part of the Neotropic Travel Group, has acquired Colombian Bike Junkies, regarded as the country?s top biking experience. Located in San Gil, department of Santander, just a few … [Read more...]

Germany?s eurosceptics surge in regional elections

Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party leader Bernd Lucke speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Eurosceptics in the European Union are growing in strength. The German party Alternative for Germany (AfD) was on the verge of entering the German Bundestag after the national elections in September 2013, even though it was founded just a few months earlier. Shortly afterwards, in … [Read more...]

Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise still sells the woo!

Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise is still peddling her woo beliefs and this time she got star power help too! Popular self proclaimed psychic Lisa Williams, whom we have mentioned on this site before, held a seminar with her royal highness in Oslo last night. And talking to the dead ain?t cheap. The tickets were 1540 NOK ($240 US) a piece. Norwegian author, skeptic and Doubtful News fan, Gunnar … [Read more...]

Macedonia Warms to High-Speed Rail Plan

Skopje train station | Photo by: Sinisa Jakov Marusic Macedonia is warming to the idea of building a regional north-south high-speed railroad, which in its final stage would link the Greek port of Thessaloniki to Budapest via Skopje and Belgrade. Domestic experts warn, however, that if the plan goes ahead, much ongoing spending on transport reconstruction in Macedonia will have been done in … [Read more...]