Obama hopes publicity stunt will allay Gulf oil fears as BP suspends seal plans

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Obama hopes publicity stunt will allay Gulf oil fears as BP suspends seal plans US PRESIDENT Barack Obama and his family visited Florida’s Gulf coast this weekend as part of a drive to encourage tourism to the region blighted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Speaking before an afternoon dip with his daughter, Obama said his administration remains committed to ensuring a full clean-up is carried out.  “I’ll not be satisfied until the environment has been restored, no matter how long it takes,” Obama said in Panama City Beach, Florida. “We’re going to continue to monitor and remove any oil that reaches the surface.”Beaches all along the Gulf coast are clean and open for business and the seafood is safe, he added. The trip came as BP’s attempts to permanently seal off the well that caused the devastating oil leak have suffered a setback.Up to 1,000 barrels of oil are thought to remain trapped in the well and US officials fear new leaks may form when the company pumps in more mud and cement for the final plug.BP has had to suspend work on the relief well and bottom-kill procedure until further tests are completed.The firm is expected to finish its analysis tomorrow and says its driller rig is on standby to carry out the work. Share whatsapp Sunday 15 August 2010 10:44 pm whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Tags: NULLlast_img read more

US mogul Barry Diller steps down as CEO at IAC

first_img MEDIA mogul Barry Diller stepped down as chief executive of Internet company InterActiveCorp (IAC) yesterday.IAC, a wide collection of websites, said Diller will be replaced by Greg Blatt, the chief executive of IAC’s online dating site Match.com. However, Diller will remain as chairman of IAC.Also, rival Liberty Media says it has exchanged its 60 per cent stake in IAC for the company’s Evite and Gifts.com businesses and around $220m in cash. The exchange was designed to be tax-free to both IAC and Liberty.In a long career Diller ran Paramount Pictures and gave the green light to films Saturday Night Fever and Raiders of the Lost Ark. He also set up Fox TV and commissioned The Simpsons. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Sharecenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo Thursday 2 December 2010 8:32 pm whatsapp US mogul Barry Diller steps down as CEO at IAC Tags: NULLlast_img read more