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Departing Shell chief Ann Pickard faces icy challenge

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THE number of powerful business women on the local scene is to become even more sparse with the return of Shell’s boss for Australia, Ann Pickard, to her native America, where she will become executive vice-president of Shell’s environmentally controversial exploration and production interests in the Arctic.

In a move that is expected to be confirmed today, Ms Pickard will be replaced as Shell’s Australian chairman and its executive vice-president for exploration and production activities here by Australian Andrew Smith. read more

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Ditch the King. Hire an Actor.

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A version of this op-ed appeared in print on April 29, 2013, on page A21 of the New York edition

EXTRACTS

ON April 30, 1980, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was succeeded by her daughter Beatrix. That day was marked by violent rioting in Amsterdam.

My parents, German Jews who fled to Holland in the 1930s, were not exactly what you’d call royalists. But my mother had a certain weakness for royal families, and especially for the scandals that go hand-in-hand with monarchies.

And when it came to Queen Juliana, my mother got her fill of scandals. Juliana’s husband, Prince Bernhard, was a notorious philanderer who sired any number of illegitimate children and was accused of accepting bribes from Lockheed in the 1970s, forcing him to surrender his status as inspector general of the Dutch armed forces. read more

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Bee deaths: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides

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Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 13.44.20A vote in the EU has paved the way for the European Commission to restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths in scientific studies.

There is great concern across Europe about the collapse of bee populations.

Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides are believed to harm bees and the European Commission says they should be restricted to crops not attractive to bees and other pollinators.

But many farmers and crop experts argue that there is insufficient data.

Fifteen countries voted in favour of a ban – not enough to form a qualified majority. According to EU rules the Commission will now impose a two-year restriction on neonicotinoids. read more

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CORRUPTION ENGULFING SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT

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I have in my possession a vast array of what I believe to be authentic communications and correspondence relating to this matter. There is so much, that it will take some time to organise it all into date order in pdf files. All of the evidence comes from a firm working for Shell, the OSSL Company.

EMAIL SENT TO IRISH MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR ALAN SHATTER TD

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: CORRUPTION ENGULFING SHELL CORRIB GAS PROJECT
Date: 29 April 2013 09:20:43 GMT+01:00
To: INFO <[email protected]>

Dear Mr Brennan

You will recall the email correspondence earlier this month when you kindly passed on to Alan Shatter TD, the Minister for Justice & Equality, information I supplied in relation to alleged widespread corrupt practices, involving the Garda and other parties, all instigated by Shell in relation to the controversial Corrib Gas Project. read more

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