Wednesday, April 20, 2011

World Watch: Back to the Gulf

* U.S.: One year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill the recovery along the Gulf coast of the U.S. is reportedly slow but promising.

* Libya: Tim Hetherington, an Oscar-nominated film director and war photographer, was killed while covering battles between rebels and pro-Gadhafi forces.

* Syria: President Bashar al-Assad is expected to lift the emergency law that has been in effect since 1963 though it may be insufficient to calm growing antigovernment protests.

* Nigeria: Reelected president Goodluck Jonathan faces a bit of bad luck in that his rival, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, will contest last weekend’s electoral results.

Image – Dave Martin/AP via (“In this June 12, 2010 file photo, crude oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill is seen inside a wave as it washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala.”)
Online Sources- Reuters, Voice of America, BBC News,

1 comment:

prasad said...

It was a really one of the worst disaster in the history in that sector the work really tough so many precautions have to be taken while working so past is past now the workers have to take preliminary precautions while they working then these disasters will not occur again and again.