FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Coal mines in the Powder River Basin bounced back from the rain-soaked second quarter, increasing production 18.9% in the third quarter, but still saw year-over-year declines. Ten of the top 16 mines reported production decreases from 2017, lowering the region’s output by 5% to 86.6 million tons, according to data compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence.Despite reporting a $41.5 million net loss in the third quarter and filing for bankruptcy in October, Westmoreland Coal Co. saw significantly higher production levels at two of its mines in the third quarter than in the second. The Absaloka mine posted a 33.7% production increase, the largest among the basin’s top performers, producing 1.1 million tons. The Rosebud mine, which the company plans to sell alongside its other core assets, saw a 22.4% quarter-over-quarter uptick but the largest year-over-year percentage decline among the top producers with a 29% decrease to 1.8 million tons.The effects of the second-quarter rains carried over into Cloud Peak Energy Inc.’s third-quarter production. The company reported in an Oct. 25 earnings call that the moisture caused instability in its Antelope surface mine’s dragline pits. As miners removed coal from the pits, wet spoil would shift down into the pit and block the coal. CEO Colin Marshall said the company anticipates that fourth-quarter shipments will be constrained but “there’s no reason why Antelope can’t perform the way it should next year.” The pits are expected to “return to their normal cycle” by the end of 2018.Antelope had the second-largest year-over-year production drop during the period, with a 26% decrease to 5.8 million tons. The company’s Spring Creek mine produced 5.3% less coal year over year with 3.7 million tons, and the Cordero Rojo mine’s production dropped 10.5% to 3.4 million tons. All three saw at least a slight improvement over the second quarter’s production levels, with the Antelope mine posting an 18.6% quarter-over-quarter uptick.Peabody Energy Corp.’s North Antelope Rochelle mine, the largest coal mine in the country, posted a 22% uptick from the second quarter to 26 million tons, though levels were down 6.3% from the year-ago period. Its Caballo and Rawhide mines also saw production increases from the second quarter, rising 16.2% to 3.1 million tons and 29.3% to 2.4 million tons, respectively.More ($): Powder River Basin Q3 coal output improves from Q2 but down 5% from year ago Powder River Basin coal production continues falling
A medical worker checks a passenger’s temperature at Nanjing South Railway station on Monday, Jan. 27. EPA-EFE The ministry said it considers the riskto the general population in Bavaria to be “low.” Officials said the man is beingmedically monitored and isolated. Persons who were in close contact with theman are being informed about possible symptoms and hygiene measures. BERLIN – Authorities in Germany haveconfirmed the country’s first case of the new virus that emerged in centralChina. The Health Ministry in the southernstate of Bavaria said late Monday that the man from Starnberg, south of Munich,is “in a clinically good condition.” Germany is the second European countryto report a confirmed case of the virus. Authorities in France confirmed threecases in recent days —all Chinese citizens who recently returned from travelsthere. (AP)
West Florida Completes 2007 Fall Season Share Oct. 18, 2007PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – West Florida finished the NSU Sharks Invitational on Tuesday in 9th place, out of 18 teams, at the Pro Golf National Squire golf course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The ladies fired a two day total 657, 48 shots behind tournament host Nova Southeastern and 61 strokes shy of tournament winner and the top ranked team in the nation Rollins College.The Argonauts finished the first day in a tie for 9th place after shooting a 327 on the challenging course. They followed that up with a second day total of 330 leaving them in sole possession of 9th place once stroke ahead of University of Indianapolis.Bhavna Shetty was the lone West Florida golfer to place in the top 20 with a two day total of 156. Shetty placed 15th, out of 89 golfers, for the tournament shooting a 78 both days good for a +15. She finished 16 shots behind event winner Laura Fourdraine of Rollins.Meaghan Gulliksen finished the tournament in 31st place with a +21 combined score. The freshman opened the tournament with an 85, but turned it around on the second day shooting the Argonauts best round during the tournament with a 77, giving her a two day total 162.Teammates Tara Steakin and Natalia Espinosa finished three strokes apart in 50th and 55th place respectively. After the first day Espinosa was ahead of her teammate by two strokes after shooting an 81, but was unable to keep up the momentum shooing a second day 90 leaving her with a 170 on her scorecard. Steakin shot an 83 on the first day and an 85 on the second.Rachel Christ rounded out the participating Argonauts. The senior shot a two day total 182, 85 on the first day and 97 on the second.This tournament concludes the fall season for the Argonauts. They next compete at the Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. on February 8-10. Print Friendly Version
â€œStaying together to see out the game after the team was reduced to 10 men must be applauded. These boys braced all odds to achieve a result that will see the team play in their first final since the inception of CHAN.“I must commend the team for a job well done despite coming with a great price tag. We were all worried when the captain and number 1 choice goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured earlier in the first half and had to be replaced by Dele Ajiboye.â€œWith strings of world-class saves, Ajiboye proved to be a dependable hand that any team would have wanted on such a night when the Sudanese threw everything at the team,â€ the minister noted with relish.Speaking ahead of the finals, Dalung enjoined the team to go all out on Sunday and shock Morocco by winning the title.Despite admitting that playing against the host in the final of any competition is the toughest task any team can embark on, he is optimistic about the teamâ€™s chances against Morocco who earlier defeated Libya 3-1 in extra time are bright.â€œMr President is watching the tournament and following the progress of the team. With Nigerians always wanting to win, bringing the title home will be the perfect way to satisfy Nigerians.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has congratulated the Home-based Eagles for clinching a ticket to the final of the CHAN 2018 after a 1-0 victory over Sudan.â€œI am so excited about this team and millions of football loving Nigerians who are rooting for the team to succeed in Morocco.â€œThey have shown that they are a work in progress as they continue to improve with every game,â€ stressed Dalung.The minister praised the team for staying strong in the face of adversity to qualify for their first final since the inception of the competition after Ifeanyi Ifeanyi got sent off very early in the second half for a second bookable offence of the night.