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travel ban frays big oil ties in middle east


p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy p othe chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban.the chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban. p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle buy this p otravel ban frays big oil ties in middle east1 / 1back to gallerythe u.s. travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations could backfire on chevron and other american energy companies as they try to forge delicate ties with countries like iraq for a






petsmart shares its hilarious, adorable pet p os with santa claus


p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 1of/181captioncloseimage 1 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 2 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 3 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa clau






houston’s green bank exits energy lending


at least one houston bank has firmly put the energy business behind it.green bank, a $3.9 billion lender in houston, said it has cut its exposure to energy loans from 9.4 percent of its loan portfolio at the end of 2015 to 3.8 percent at the end of last year, and it plans to reduce this exposure further in the first quarter as part of a plan sell off hundreds of million of dollars in energy loans held by drillers and oil field service companies.“our energy exposure has largely been resolved and we can now finally return to the business of banking,” said manuel mehos, chairman and chief executive of houston financial company green bancorp., the parent company of green bank., during a conference call with investors this week.the bank said it has sold off or borrowers have paid off $157 milli






capacity for natural gas-generated electricity expected to rise


the u.s. department of energy expects the capacity of natural gas-fired power plants to grow over the next two years, despite rising costs of natural gas.the use of natural gas to generate electricity continues to grow while the use of coal declines, as it has over the past five years, according to the energy department. low natural gas prices in 2016 and federal environmental regulations meant to curb emissions from coal-fired power plants have driven the country’s shift to natural-gas.most of the nation’s new natural gas-fired power plants are getting built in texas and the mid-atlantic states, where the country’s biggest natural gas shale plays are.last year, natural gas prices were the lowest since 1999, a price plunge in part driven by technology that unlocked previously unreachable r






md. house votes to override hogan’s veto of stronger renewable-energy goals


maryland’s house of delegates voted 88 to 51 on tuesday to override gov. larry hogan’s veto of a bill calling for stronger renewable-energy standards, leaving the democratic-majority legislature one key vote away from enacting the legislation without approval from the republican chief executive.the senate, which p ed the bill last year with a veto-proof majority, is expected to vote on overriding the veto on thursday.the legislation, sponsored by del. c. william frick (d-montgomery), would require maryland to buy 25 percent of its energy from renewable-energy sources, such as wind and solar, by 2020, accelerating existing standards that call for 20 percent renewableenergy by 2022.house democrats argued tuesday that the measure would help combat air pollution and climate change while creati






tesla drops 'motors' from its name


the obvious, tedious comparison to make is with apple, which chose to ditch "computer" from its name way back in 2007. it was the moment that the company signposted that the ipod wasn't simply a fluke and that it saw its future in consumer electronics. after all, the change was announced on the same day that it announced the first generation iphone.last summer, elon musk unveiled the second part of tesla's grand master plan for his transportation business. the document included merging the energy generation and storage businesses he was involved with, as well as widening tesla's vehicle portfolio. but beyond that, musk wants to build super-safe autonomous vehicles and enable people to rent those cars out when they're not in use.all of that would turn tesla into a conglomerate with division






perry headed to senate for confirmation vote


former texas gov. rick perry leaves after a meeting at trump tower in december. / afp p o / kena betancurkena betancur/afp/getty imagesformer texas governor rick perry drew closer to confirmation as energy secretary, as the senate energy and natural resources committee elected tuesday to move his nomination to the senate floor.with bipartisan support, the committee voted 16-7 in favor of perry. the interior secretary nominee rep. ryan zinke, r-mont., also was cleared by the committee.the vote followed a tempered appearance by perry in his confirmation hearing earlier thi s month, as the former texas governor pulled back on his more controversial positions on climate change research and the usefulness of the department of energy, seemingly charming his critics with the sense of humor that h






texas was the nation’s top electricity user in 2015


texas used the most electricity of any state in 2015, according to new data released by the u.s. department of energy on friday.the state used nearly 400 million kilowatt hours of electricity that year, and led the nation for most electricity use in homes, commercial buildings and industrial properties. california and florida e in second and third in terms of electricity use, but each use more than 100 million kilowatt less than texas.texas’ overall average electricity prices were also well below the national average in most categories, the energy department’s data shows. while still on the lower-end of the spectrum, texas’ electricity prices were not the cheapest– average electricity prices in washington state, west virginia and idaho, to name a few, were lower.for most texans, electricit






former railroad commissioner david porter joins board of swan energy


david porter, chairman of the texas railroad commission, speaks tuesday 11-10-2015 during the executive oil conference at the midland county horseshoe pavilion.tim fischerreporter-telegramformer railroad commissioner david porter has joined the board of directors of houston-based swan energy, an oil and gas production company operating in colorado and oklahoma. porter will also serve as principal of houston’s oil & gas et clearinghouse, which markets and sells oil and gas properties, according to a news release from both companies.porter most recently served as the chair of the three-person railroad commission, the agency that regulates oil and gas in texas. his six year term as commissioner ended in january of this year, and his seat was taken by wayne christian, a former texas legisl






why salmonella doesn’t want you to out


salmonella bacteria don’t want your body to starve on their account. the microbes’ motives, though, are (probably) purely -related.the body sometimes sacrifices appetite to fight off infection: less energy for the host also means less energy for the pathogen. understanding how bacteria cope with this tactic can inform treatments.when it reaches the gut, salmonella enterica bacteria can trigger this type of anorexic response in their host, making it a good model for how microbes deal with less food. researchers at the salk institute in california investigated salmonella fallout in mice. in lab tests, they found that the bacteria aren't as virulent when a mouse isn’t eating, and they use the vagus nerve, a superhighway connecting gut to brain, to encourage eating. the bacteria make a protein






senate backers of 'sanctuary' ban revise bill


austin -- senate backers of a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" unveiled a revised bill on wednesday to focus only on penalties for law enforcement agencies that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws.state sen. charles perry, a lubbock republican and author of the controversial senate bill 4, said the reworded bill pertains only to enforcing "the rule of law . . . if you don't respect the rule of law, there will be consequences."the bill is not intended to define what a sanctuary city is," he said. "you can have a sanctuary city that provides charity . . . this bill only deals with allowing agencies that do not enforce the law. that's where they cross the line."perry said the revised bill will cover college puses, a change that the senator said was added in response "to a lot






want to know what's costly and what's cheap after this budget? here's the list


smokers and tobacco consumers will have to shell out more for their indulgence as finance minister arun jaitley continued with the crackdown on cigarettes and tobacco products by increasing taxes in the budget for 2017 . the finance minister, however, made an attempt to make it more affordable for clean energy sources by cutting duties on solar tempered gl , fuel cell based power generating systems and wind operated energy generator. the following is a list of items that will turn costlier:> cigarettes, pan masala, cigar, cheroots, bidis, chewing tobacco > led lamp components > cashew nuts (roasted and salted) > aluminum ores and concentrates > polymer coated ms tapes used in manufacturing of optical fibres > silver coins and medallions > printed circuit board used in






crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road1 / 1back to galleryall northbound main lanes of i-45 north at the hardy toll road were closed because of an accident on wednesday afternoon but the accident clear shortly after 5 p.m.the crash involving five vehicles closed the lanes at about 3:53 p.m., according to houston transtar. the wreck was cleared at 5:03 pm., according to transtar, but the right shoulder and right lane remain closed.  no further information is currently available.check back later for more updates in this developing report. ge






budget 2017 list: want to know what's costly and what's cheap after this budget?


smokers and tobacco consumers will have to shell out more for their indulgence as finance minister arun jaitley continued with the crackdown on cigarettes and tobacco products by increasing taxes in the budget for 2017 . the finance minister, however, made an attempt to make it more affordable for clean energy sources by cutting duties on solar tempered gl , fuel cell based power generating systems and wind operated energy generator. the following is a list of items that will turn costlier:> cigarettes, pan masala, cigar, cheroots, bidis, chewing tobacco > led lamp components > cashew nuts (roasted and salted) > aluminum ores and concentrates > polymer coated ms tapes used in manufacturing of optical fibres > silver coins and medallions > printed circuit board used in






tesla's powerpacks are now lighting up california's grid


electric utility company southern california edison (sce) teamed up with tesla to bring one of the world's largest electron-storing solutions to life in less than six months. in fact, it only took three months to go from groundbreaking to running. the urgency e down to a gap in the grid created by the loss of the aliso canyon natural gas storage facility.while getting both a large company like sce and the local government to move quickly on a project is difficult, tesla had no problem delivering its large batteries to the site; the powerpack containers and companion inverters are pretty much plug and play. once the concrete was poured, the companies installed the system and connected it to the grid.when the energy-storage station went online, the large batteries began pulling power from th






new year's resolutions | the huffington post


my new year's resolution was to ask people in february if they'd kept their new year's resolution. honest. okay, i'm lying. it wasn't my new year's resolution. but i am curious, and would subsequently like to pose the question: did you have a new year's resolution, and if so, have you achieved it, or are you still in the process of achieving it/them? there are quite a few obvious ones we can all count on seeing and hearing each and every year:lose weightget fitkick bad habit/sget out of your proverbial comfort zonetravel more worry lesssave moneyi didn't make any. well, one actually. it wasn't any of the aforementioned ones (although equally as hard to keep and achieve) and so far so good on that so thanks for asking. i didn't want to write a pompous "10 ways to achieve your goals" or "the






arthur rosenfeld, physicist at forefront of energy-efficiency movement, dies at


arthur rosenfeld, an experimental physicist who set aside his decades-long study of subatomic particles to help design energy-efficiency standards and technologies, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and saving everyday americans billions of dollars each year, died jan. 27 at his home in berkeley, calif. he was 90.the cause was complications from pneumonia, said a daughter, anne hansen.dr. rosenfeld was “fueled by a p ion to wring the most out of every kilowatt,” the los angeles times reported in 2010. as a researcher at the university of california at berkeley, he helped his adopted home state establish some of the country’s first, and most stringent, energy-efficiency standards.for three decades, however, his research was limited to the study and discovery of subatomic particles, for whic






senate backers of 'sanctuary' ban revise bill


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1state sen. charles perry, r-lubbockstate sen. charles perry, r-lubbocksenate backers of 'sanctuary' ban revise bill1 / 1back to galleryaustin -- senate backers of a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" unveiled a revised bill on wednesday to focus only on penalties for law enforcement agencies that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws.state sen. charles perry, a lubbock republican and author of the controversial senate bill 4, said the reworded bill pertains only to enforcing "the rule of law . . . if you don't respect the rule of law, there will be consequences."the bill is not intended to define what a sanctuary city is," he said. "you can have a sanctuary city that provides charity . . . this bill only deals with allowing agencies that do n






crude oil stocks rise again


crude prices rose early wednesday on reports that u.s. inventories declined over the past week.u.s. commercial crude oil stocks increased last week by 6.5 million barrels over the previous week, the u.s. department of energy reported on wednesday, the second week of rising supplies in a row.inventories now stand at 494.8 million barrels, near the upper limit of average for this time of year.oil refineries absorbed less crude, about 15.9 million barrels per day over the week, 100,000 barrels per day less than the previous week.related: petroleum supplies rise, demand slipscrude imports rose by 480,000 barrels per day to 8.3 million barrels per day.total gasoline inventories increased by 3.9 million barrels last week, to end above average. distillate fuel increased by 1.6 million barrels. pr






possible sign of dark matter shows up again


a strange x-ray signal has popped up again in new measurements, raising hopes that it could be a sign of dark matter.data from nasa’s chandra x-ray observatory reveal an excess of x-rays at a particular energy, creating a bump on a plot, scientists report online at arxiv.org on january 29. the x-ray “line,” as it is known, could reveal the presence of dark matter — an unknown substance that scientists believe constitutes most of the matter in the cosmos.while the x-ray line has been found previously using several different telescopes, some searches have come up empty (sn: 9/3/16, p. 17). the new observation strengthens the case that the odd feature is real, and eliminates some possible mundane explanations.“this is a very exciting thing,” says astrophysicist nico cappelluti of yale univers






avalon diner to extend footprint to energy corridor, report says


p o: yelp/eric v. image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3avalon dineravalon diner p o: yelp/eric v. image 2 of 3waitress c ie lemon waits on longtime customer ann wooldridge at the avalon diner, 2417 westheimer, wednesday, july 13, 2016, in houston. lemon is retiring after 50 years at the avalon diner. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle ) lesswaitress c ie lemon waits on longtime customer ann wooldridge at the avalon diner, 2417 westheimer, wednesday, july 13, 2016, in houston. lemon is retiring after 50 years at the avalon diner. ( melissa ... more p o: melissa phillip, staff image 3 of 302/21/1984 - counter service at the avalon diner, 2518 kirby.02/21/1984 - counter service at the avalon diner, 2518 kirby. p o: darrell davidson, houston chronicle avalon diner to extend footprint to ener






kodiak gas services acquires equipment from lucid energy


artesia, nm – june 6: deck hands attach a drill bit to a section of steel pipe and insert it back into a well on a natural gas drilling rig on june 6, 2007, outside of artesia, in eastern new mexico. (p o by robert nickelsberg/getty images)oil, gas and midstream services company kodiak gas services, llc has  acquired equipment ets from lucid energy group for an undisclosed sum.the deal involves compression equipment with a total of 56,000 horsepower along lucid’s natural gas gathering systems in southeastern new mexico. kodiak has entered into a compression services agreement with a lucid subsidiary, according to a company statement.kodiak also announced that the company obtained $107.5 million in revolving credit. the additional credit shows the confidence lenders have in the company, kod






radiation - should beta minus decay put a lower limit on the m of a neutrino?


your idea is correct. however, tyical energy releases in a beta decay are of the order of mev, while neutrino m es are in the range of an ev or so. current experiments are not sensitive enough to give a definite value of the neutrino m , but produce upper limits. the best data so far, combining the minz and troitsk experiments (using tritium beta decay), leads to an upper limit of $2~\text{ev}$ (see the particle data book, http://pdg.lbl.gov/2016/listings/rpp2016-list-neutrino-prop.pdf, page 4).katrin (https://www.katrin.kit.edu/) is a new experiment, currently being embled and supposed to start measuring this year, that aims to improve the sensitivity by a factor of ten, down to $0.2~\text{ev}$. (note that from neutrino oscillations, one neutrino m must be at least $0.04~\text{ev}$.)






radiation - should beta minus decay put a limit on the lower m of a neutrino?


your idea is correct. however, tyical energy releases in a beta decay are of the order of mev, while neutrino m es are in the range of an ev or so. current experiments are not sensitive enough to give a definite value of the neutrino m , but produce upper limits. the best data so far, combining the minz and troitsk experiments (using tritium beta decay), leads to an upper limit of $2~\text{ev}$ (see the particle data book, http://pdg.lbl.gov/2016/listings/rpp2016-list-neutrino-prop.pdf, page 4).katrin (https://www.katrin.kit.edu/) is a new experiment, currently being embled and supposed to start measuring this year, that aims to improve the sensitivity by a factor of ten, down to $0.2~\text{ev}$. (note that from neutrino oscillations, one neutrino m must be at least $0.04~\text{ev}$.)






enterprise products plans new facility in mont belvieu


enterprise products partners liquids storage facilities in mont belvieu, texas. (enterprise products partners)enterprise products partners, lp, a publicly traded midstream energy service company, plans to build a new isobutane dehydrogenation unit in mont belvieu. the facility will have a production capacity of 425,000 tons per year of isobutylene. the unit will help meet market demand for the product, which is used to make lubricants, rubber products and alkylate, and the gasoline additive mtbe, according to a company statement. the company expects to complete the project in late 2019. “the construction of this new ibdh plant will extend our butane value chain and allow full utilization of our existing olefins ets,” company ...






u.s. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in august


p o: spencer platt, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a jump in consumer prices was led by a record jump in drug prices.a jump in consumer prices was led by a record jump in drug prices. p o: spencer platt, staff u.s. consumer prices rise 0.2 percent in august1 / 1back to gallerywashington — u.s. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in august as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy.the result follows an unchanged figure in july. core inflation, which excludes the volatile categories of food and energy, rose 0.3 percent, the labor department reported friday. it was the biggest monthly increase since february. the climb in core inflation was led by a record jump in drug prices and the biggest rise in doctor and hospital charges in a quarter-century.over th






md. democrats vow to fight ‘harmful’ federal efforts


maryland democratic legislative leaders are launching an effort to wage legal war on what they called president trump’s attacks on immigration, health care and civil rights, vowing to protect state residents from potential negative impacts of policies enacted by a republican-controlled white house and congress.democrats said they plan to introduce the maryland defense act, providing $3 million in the budget for attorney general brian e. frosh (d) to protect marylanders from “harmful” federal efforts. frosh did not give specifics but said his office would fight policies it felt would damage health care, civil rights, the environment or consumer protections.the bill was one of five unveiled by democratic leaders on the 11th full day of the trump administration.a spokeswoman for gov. larry ho






oscar snubs: 'deadpool,' 'rogue one' and john goodman?


image 1of/67captioncloseimage 1 of 672017 oscar nominationstuesday was a great morning for fans of "la la land" and it's record number of oscar nods, but marvel's most foul-mouthed hero was left out in the cold. keep clicking to see who was nominated for an academy award and see the list below for who got snubbed.  less2017 oscar nominationstuesday was a great morning for fans of "la la land" and it's record number of oscar nods, but marvel's most foul-mouthed hero was left out in the cold. keep clicking to see who was ... moreimage 2 of 67 p o: ap image 3 of 67best picture nomineela la landbest picture nomineela la land p o: dale robinette, ap image 4 of 67best picture nomineemanchester by the seabest picture nomineemanchester by the sea p o: claire folger, ociated press image 5 of 67best






tesla motors is now ‘tesla inc.’


tesla motors changed its name to “tesla inc.” as chief executive elon musk looks to transform the silicon valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company.in october, musk unveiled solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer solarcity.tesla won approval in november from its shareholders to acquire solarcity, for a stock swap deal worth about $2 billion, in which musk was the largest shareholder.the new name is effective feb 1, tesla said in a filing on wednesday.share this:






disney's club penguin will relaunch as a mobile app in march


unfortunately for the tweens who have spent considerable time and energy building up their club penguin presence, players won't be able to bring their memberships or their virtual items and property over to the new version, but disney has opened up pre-registrations for club penguin island so kids can go ahead and reserve their usernames before the app goes live. in the meantime, the site will be celebrating a "waddle on" goodbye party starting on february 1st and current members can keep playing until club penguin sunsets on march 29th.as techcrunch reports, club penguin's web traffic has been on the decline since it peaked around 12 million users in 2013. as of last month, the site was down to about 5.5 million monthly visitors and the launch of club penguin island hopes to recapture som






tesla chief elon musk shifts beyond cars with name change


tesla motors has changed its name to "tesla inc" as chief executive elon musk looks to transform the silicon valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company.in october, musk unveiled solar-powered roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery illustrating the benefits of combining his electric car and battery maker with solar installer solarcity corp. the new name is effective immediately, tesla said in a filing. p o: aptesla won approval in november from its shareholders to acquire solarcity, for a stock swap deal worth about $us2 billion, in which musk was the largest shareholder.the new name is effective immediately, tesla said in a filing.






mariinsky ballet’s ‘little humpbacked horse’ is rowdy fun


what a h le to get a truculent tsar to swallow his soup. but the wet nurses in alexei ratmansky’s whimsical ballet “the little humpbacked horse” know a thing or two about feeding a brat. so one of them pinches the tsar’s nose ’til his mouth pops open, and another shoves in the spoon. this scene is a child’s revenge — force-feeding aimed at a grownup. throughout the two-act production, performed by the esteemed mariinsky ballet, we see the world as a child might. the ballet unfolds as a circus of bold colors, full of knockabout energy. the sweet young hero, ivan, is utterly naive, but with his outsider’s innocence he wins the friendship of a magic pony. he also wins a wife, though not in the way typical ballet heroes do: he pulls her pigtail, she glares. “the little humpbacked horse,” which






this lawmaker wants to ease rules on drilling in national parks, and conservatio


rep. paul a. gosar (r-ariz.) said in 2013 that the head of the environmental protection agency should be impeached. (matt york/ap)it’s safe to say that rep. paul a. gosar (r-ariz.) is no friend of environmentalists. he boycotted pope francis’s speech to congress in 2015 because the pontiff addressed climate change. he received a score of 3 percent that year from the league of conservation voters, significantly below the house average of 41 percent.but his latest move e as a surprise to many. gosar submitted a resolution monday that threatens to repeal the national park service’s authority to manage private drilling for oil, gas and minerals at 40 national parks, according to the national parks conservation ociation. under what are known as the 9b rules, the park service, which controls the






don’t ‘tear up’ the iran deal. let it fail on its own.


dan sullivan, a republican, represents alaska in the senate.as a candidate, donald trump said he would “tear up” the iran nuclear deal once elected. many of us in the senate strongly opposed this deal on substance — it provides the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism a pathway toward to nuclear weapons inside of a decade — and also on process. the obama administration sought the approval of the u.n. security council, but essentially ignored the constitutional role of the senate in seeking to finalize the deal as an executive agreement, not a treaty. as a result, president trump would be within his rights and authority to undo the deal through executive action, particularly as iran continued to show that it has no intention of abiding by the deal by launching yet another ballistic mi






gop senator: don’t ‘tear up’ the iran deal. let it fail on its own.


dan sullivan, a republican, represents alaska in the senate.as a candidate, donald trump said he would “tear up” the iran nuclear deal once elected. many of us in the senate strongly opposed this deal on substance — it provides the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism a pathway toward to nuclear weapons inside of a decade — and also on process. the obama administration sought the approval of the u.n. security council, but essentially ignored the constitutional role of the senate in seeking to finalize the deal as an executive agreement, not a treaty. as a result, president trump would be within his rights and authority to undo the deal through executive action, particularly as iran continued to show that it has no intention of abiding by the deal by launching yet another ballistic mi






seven houston companies make fortune global 500 list


p o: gene j. puskar, stf image 1of/15captioncloseimage 1 of 15no. 6 on the fortune global 500: exxon mobil (irving). revenue: $246.204 billion (ap p o/gene j. puskar)no. 6 on the fortune global 500: exxon mobil (irving). revenue: $246.204 billion (ap p o/gene j. puskar) p o: gene j. puskar, stf image 2 of 15no. 23 on the fortune global 500: at&t (dallas). revenue: $146.801 billionno. 23 on the fortune global 500: at&t (dallas). revenue: $146.801 billion p o: brian a. pounds, staff p og her image 3 of 15phillips 66 is houston's highest-ranked company on the fortune global 500 list, coming in at no. 74 with almost $87.2 billion in revenue.phillips 66 is houston's highest-ranked company on the fortune global 500 list, coming in at no. 74 with almost $87.2 billion in revenue. p o: m






henrik lundqvist pulled early as rangers fall to blue jackets


the feeling in the rangers’ dressing room during the second intermission tuesday night, at which point they were trailing by five to the blue jackets and henrik lundqvist had been pulled, was summed up this way by rick nash. “it was embarr ment. i think we got embarr ed,” nash told the daily news after the rangers’ 6-4 home loss. “we weren’t winning any one-on-one battles. we weren’t playing our defensive game that we play when we have success. we just got outworked and we were embarr ed.” a four-goal second period by columbus (33-12-4) led to the rangers (31 -1) losing for the fifth time in their last six home games. lundqvist got the hook at 3:42 of the second after alex wennberg’s rebound goal in front. lundqvist had righted the ship before the all-star break but surrendered three goal






henrik lundqvist pulled early as rangers fall to blue jackets


the feeling in the rangers’ dressing room during the second intermission tuesday night, at which point they were trailing by five to the blue jackets and henrik lundqvist had been pulled, was summed up this way by rick nash. “it was embarr ment. i think we got embarr ed,” nash told the daily news after the rangers’ 6-4 home loss. “we weren’t winning any one-on-one battles. we weren’t playing our defensive game that we play when we have success. we just got outworked and we were embarr ed.” a four-goal second period by columbus (33-12-4) led to the rangers (31 -1) losing for the fifth time in their last six home games. lundqvist got the hook at 3:42 of the second after alex wennberg’s rebound goal in front. lundqvist had righted the ship before the all-star break but surrendered three goal






fitter for life, not just for january


so how did you do with your 2017 resolutions? did you make it to february? if the economics of gym memberships are to be trusted, the answer for many of you is.. .probably not. as a new york times column pointed out, 4 out of 5 people who made resolutions on december 31st will have broken them before the end of january. why? because we tend to set ourselves all-or-nothing goals that we can't possibly keep and, frankly, don't expect ourselves to keep. how many of you were the proud recipients of wearable devices for christmas? and so, armed with a new found ability to monitor energy expended, calories burned and steps climbed, did you vow to 'get fit' in 2017?while i think these devices serve a purpose and can be useful in terms of an overall approach to fitness, i think there's a much simp






ethical destinations: how to have a good trip


p o: jon spaull, getty images/perspectives image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3students attend cl at a school for orphans in mongolia, which is working to improve education.students attend cl at a school for orphans in mongolia, which is working to improve education. p o: jon spaull, getty images/perspectives image 2 of 3kayakers navigate around the dramatic waters of nikko bay in the rock islands of palau.kayakers navigate around the dramatic waters of nikko bay in the rock islands of palau. p o: spud hilton, the chronicle image 3 of 3street art in ciudad vieja, the historical district of montevideo, uruguay.street art in ciudad vieja, the historical district of montevideo, uruguay. p o: spud hilton, the chronicle ethical destinations: how to have a good trip1 / 3back to galleryit’s a saf