All this talk about tariffs, cry me a river!
Trump: take a piece of my heart!
Trump: I hate myself for loving you. Not!
NFL season opener, September 5, 2019, Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears (pre-season tonight, by the way, Broncos vs Falcons):
2Q18 earnings: adjusted earnings, 9 cents; beats by one cent; raises full year production guidance by 60% over 2017; 2Q18 production exceedes expectations, increased 53% y/y and 17% sequentially; now averaging 21,046 boepd; exited the quarter with 16.4 net wells in production; added 8.1 organic net wells; three acquisitions this year: Salt Creek; Pivotal; and W Energy; Salt Creek closed June 4, 2018;
"The Bakken has kind of recovered. It's kind of [reached] some new highs. But I think the question in my mind that everybody needs to be asking themselves long term is if $50 to $60 [per barrel] oil in the Bakken [is] going to [facilitate] that 2-million-barrel-a-day-plus market that it probably needs to be to support everything that's being talked about that is not yet built," [Tallgrass CEO] Dehaemers said.
Meanwhile, the midstream company's Cheyenne Connector pipeline and affiliated Cheyenne Hub Enhancement projects remain in limbo without a blanket certificate from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin building infrastructure designed to ship up to 600 MMcf/d from the DJ Basin to Tallgrass' Rockies Express Pipeline LLC and Cheyenne Hub and improve bidirectional gas flows at the hub.This is concerning, coming out of the Trump administration:
"We were supposed to get the certificate in March with the intent of being done in Q4," Moler said. "[Now] we are hoping to stay in Q1 [of 2020]. We have 99.9% of the materials on-site, we have a contractor and equipment on hold, and the day that we get the certificate ... we start excavating and moving forward."
He added that "the FERC approval process has become much slower than what we or others in the industry would like or have experienced in the past."
That said, the 2019 MacBook Air weighs less than the older MacBook Air model did; 1.25kg compared to 1.35kg. In comparison the 13-inch MacBook Pro weighs 1.37kg. ... As both laptops come with Touch ID and things like the Force Touch trackpad, but the Touch Bar on the Pro is really the major design difference between the two.And note, the price of the MacBook Pro, when reviewed in July, 2019, was $1,799 and $1,999 depending on the specs.
People think of 1922 as the year modernism came of age because it was the year Ulysses and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land appeared. It was also the year Ernest Hemingway came of age. Posterity focuses on his fraught tutelage under Gertrude Stein, whom he met in February, but Shakespeare and Company did more to usher him into the literary world than Stein did. Hemingway met Ezra Pound by chance, also in February, at Beach's bookshop, and within a week Pound was reading his manuscripts and spreading the word about him around Paris and the States. Over the course of the year Pound sent six of Hemingway's prose vignettes to The Little Review, where they were published in the spring of 1923. Later that year, Beach encouraged Robert McAlmon to publish Hemingway's first book.
Hemingway met Joyce within weeks of meeting Pound, and before long the admiring young American began drinking with the great Irish novelist...The Great Gatsby, the story was set in 1922 -- published in 1925.
Sylvia Beach had never published so much as a pamphlet. She had no experience marketing or publicizing a new book, no background with distributors or printers, no familiarity with plates or proofs or galleys. She had no capital, and she could only guess about costs and financing. Advertising would have to be base don circularss, charitable press and word of mouth. She knew almost nothing about the legal complications of the publishing industry, in France or anywhere else, to say nothing of the complications facing a book convicted of obscenity before it was even a book. She knew the "Circe' episode was more offense than anything in The Little Review, and she knew it would get worse.
Despite all of this, she decided that Shakespeare and Company -- a company of one, after all, of a thirty-four-year-old American expatriate who was, until recently, sleeping on a cot in the back room of a diminutive bookshop on a street nobody could find -- would issue the single most difficult book anyone had published in decades. It would be monstrously large, prohibitively expensive and impossible to proofread. It was a book without a home, an Irish novel written in Trieste, Zurich and Paris to be published in France in riddling English by a bookseller from New Jersey. Joyce's readership was scattered. The book was at turns obscure and outrageous, its beauty and pleasure were so coy, its tenderness so hidden by erudition, that when it did not estrange its readers it provoked them. Ulysses was not even finished, and already it had been declared obscene in New York and burned in anger in Paris.
None of this mattered. Sylvia Beach wanted to be closer to Joyce and to the center of contemporary literature. She wanted to be successful and to repay the money her mother had given her. She wanted to give the world something more than pajamas and condensed milk. Beach and Joyce worked through the details themselves. Shakespeare and Company would publish a high-quality private edition of one thousand copies. She would send out announcements and gather orders by mail before publication and pay the printer in installments as the money came in. When the book was ready, she would mail copies by registered post to readers around the world.
The battle between Bakken and Western Canadian natural gas supplies for the Chicago market seems to be advancing toward a final showdown of sorts. Associated gas production from the crude-focused Bakken has been rising sharply, but capacity on the Bakken’s two gas takeaway pipelines — Northern Border and Alliance, also utilized by Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) supplies — has been maxed out for a few years now. The result is that Bakken gas is increasingly encroaching on — and pushing back — imports from the WCSB. Bakken gas flows already overtook Canadian gas receipts on Northern Border a year ago. Since then, the gas-on-gas competition and the resulting pipeline constraints have escalated, and things are likely to get worse. Today, we break down the forces at play in the competition for market access.