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swim upstream

To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others. When I was in college, I really swam upstream with some radical opinions, but as I've grown older, I've found myself falling more in line with others. I don't understand why you always have to swim upstream instead of making things a little easier on yourself!
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Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global oil & gas upstream activities market, accounting for 31% of the market in 2018.
BP has now safely brought 22 new upstream major projects into production since 2016, remaining on track to deliver 900,000boe/d from new projects by 2021, according to the report.
Russia and the US together will spend around $143.8 billion on planned and announced upstream projects, from 2019 to 2025.
Economic uncertainty is another risk faced by the oil and gas sector, which has led to the slow movement of some firms in the upstream sector.
On the other hand, the World Bank argued that if the policy intent was to create a new independent upstream regulator, the proposed PPEPRA legislation would achieve this goal and should be introduced as stand-alone legislation.
Post the acquisition, the Upstream Commerce team, while continuing to work out of Israel, will become a part of Flipkart and become Flipkart's one of the many global centers for future data science work.
During heavy rainfall, the Tatay Hydropower Station intercepted flood peaks, effectively stopping it from the upstream of Tatay Reservoir and minimising the losses caused by floods to the downstream rivers, it said.
Petronas is seeking a stay order in respect of the Sarawak government's commencement to regulate upstream activities in the state under the Sarawak Oil Mining Ordinance 1958 (OMO) beginning July 1 this year.
OGDCL is the largest oil exploration company of Pakistan and KUFPEC is an international upstream company, engaged in exploration, development and production of crude oil active in 14 countries spanning over five continents, i.
"An increasing number of brokerages are realizing that their data is in the center of our industry's future," said Alex Lange, President, and CEO of Upstream. "They want to better control and be more responsible with data assets, especially where they have a fiduciary duty to protect their clients.
Interestingly but ominously, said Senator Babar then, the bill provided that until the desired authority was set up the federal government by a simple notification could entrust the upstream development work anywhere in the country to the petroleum ministry.
9 January 2018 - Alabama, US-based outpatient rehabilitation services provider Upstream Rehabilitation has acquired Pennsylvania, US-based Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, LLC (DPTI) to expand network of outpatient clinics, the company said.
?Revelstoke Capital Partners ("Revelstoke"), a Denver-based private equity firm, has announced that its portfolio company Upstream Rehabilitation Inc.
Apple is reportedly planning to increase its upstream supply chain for the Apple Watch following the success of the smartwatch in the fiscal quarter that ended on Sept.
The international standard ISO 5167-4 provides guidelines on the installation requirements for Venturi in terms of upstream straight length requirements and configurations.
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