Oil and its byproducts – fuel, diesel and gasoline – are now considered precious commodities. In fact, other basic commodities like rice and milk prices are hugely dependent from price increases of fuel products as manufacturing and transportation expenses of basic needs rely heavily on fuel too.
Most oil reserves are heavily concentrated in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia. With the peace and order situation weighing heavily in the Middle East, most countries are now on the lookout for alternative oil reserve locations and even invest in research for alternative fuel products.
Modern oil industry companies like marcellus shale (USA), Diamond Offshore (Houston, USA), Dolphin Drilling (Tananger, Norway), and Frigstad Offshore (Singapore) invested in new drilling techniques and technologies. They build new oil rigs for deep-ocean drilling.
Located in the northeastern U.S., the Marcellus Shale has brought substantial industry interest to New York and Pennsylvania. With total recoverable reserve estimates in the trillions, the area has seen quite a good amount of drilling activity.
The energy industry spans a wide variety of skill levels, from entry level lease-hand jobs on a land based oil rig to top level consultants and commodity traders. Working in oil fields can require a 4-year Master’s degree or a high school education and experience working in construction. Entry-level jobs in the oil industry are tough, dirty and would require you to work long hours and most oftentimes in extreme weather conditions, heavy lifting and hauling, and a lot of overtime work. However, if you have the desire and drive, you can quickly excel at those entry-level oil jobs and be promoted fast to more high-paying jobs on the right track to becoming a rig manager!
If you are not educated in financial management, chances are the term itil v3 won’t ring a bell or the word it chargeback would definitely mean nothing to you and the phrase it cost management is definitely just another jargon you don’t have a clue how to decipher. The bad thing is that you can never really fully erase financial management from your life, not wanting anything to do with it! The good news is that you never really have to go to College again and take up an entirely different course and finish it to be able to learn a thing or two about financial management.
If you are internet-savvy and know your way around the internet and the cyber world, in general, you can easily have access to helpful online sites, with gazillion of articles on the technical know-how, useful tips and invaluable information to teach you the ropes. And if you are too keen to learn, you might as well contact the experts and the professionals in the field to assist you with your financial concerns. A lot of these financial management firms are listed online too and you can simply get in touch through e-mails. Learning about financial management has never been this easy!
It is said that among the point and shoot canon cameras, the Canon Powershot S95 is the best.
The good: Attractive and well-designed; capable of producing very nice photos; complete set of manual controls; solid 720p video.
* 10.0 megapixels
* JPEG (EXIF 2.3) support
* Raw image file format; one of few “point and shoot” cameras to have raw formatting. (Note: Raw format is not available in Auto, Low Light, and SCN modes. Raw is available in Program, Tv (shutter priority), Av (aperture priority), Manual, and Custom modes)
* ISO sensitivity 80–3200 and auto (in 1/3-step increments). Low light mode can shoot up to ISO 12800 (at lower resolution).
* Wide-angle zoom lens: 5 – 50 cm (wide), 30 – 50 cm (tele)
* Full manual control
* Customizable Control Ring to control ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus, or exposure compensation
* Five photo aspect ratios: 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5
* Video recording Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap: 1280 x 720 (24 frame/s), 640 × 480 (30 frame/s), 320 × 240 (30 frame/s)
* Video recording Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720 (6 / 3 / 1.5 frame/s), 640 × 480 (6 / 3 / 1.5 frame/s)
* Continuous shooting, P mode continuous shooting: ~1.9 shot/s. Low Light mode continuous shooting: ~3.9 shot/s.
I would still prefer the Panasonic Lumix LX3.
Flipped is a 2010 romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner. It is an adaptation of the novel Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen.
This is a movie that it is way better than My Girl – the perfect love story for tweeners
It’s only around 70 days before Christmas! And if you are looking for geeky gifts for christmas to give to your children and loved ones, here are some popular options:
1. Anything Apple – the new iPhone4S, the iTouch, the iNano, MacBook – Pro & Air and even the iMac
2. iTunes Gift Card (very useful!)
4. USB dongles
5. Polaroid Pogo
I personally would want a MacBook Pro and the iPad2 this Christmas but I know that Santa would be fully booked and out of budget
Before you start planning and going crazy for Thanksgiving and even Christmas (the holidays), there is Halloween to prepare for. I have friends who think that Halloween is the best celebration for the year. Dressing up is their favorite thing to do! If you need more Halloween decorations, click here for more inspiration. My kids are also excited for Halloween.
Let’s all say – TRICK OR TREAT!
My time management skills have suffered a major setback once the fall tv shows started. I have caught up with all my favorite tv shows and then added some more, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother and Keeping up with Kardashians. I once had a love affair with Grey’s but stopped watching after the third season. Now I watched the sixth season over the weekend and I am now hooked (I’m now in the middle of the seventh season!).
So in between and even during my work writing about steel buildings and technology articles, I watch the following shows:
2. The Vampire Diaries
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. Grey’s Anatomy
6. Keeping Up With the Kardashians
7. House (need to stay updated with this show soon)
What are the shows you are following?