FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Cloud Peak Energy, the coal giant that operates two Wyoming mines, filed for bankruptcy Friday amid mounting debt and declining demand.The filing follows months of troubling signs for the Powder River Basin operator, which for a time avoided the economic difficulties of its competitors but had of late experienced growing financial challenges as the market for its product diminished.The company’s filing indicated it had, as of the end of the year, nearly $929 million in assets and almost $635 million in total debts.In its announcement, the company said its mining operations would continue as normal as it moves through the bankruptcy process. But the filing represents the latest concerning episode for coal, which has been one of the main drivers of the state’s economy, along with oil and natural gas.Cloud Peak owns three Powder River Basin mines: the Antelope and Cordero Rojo in Wyoming and Spring Creek in Montana. The mines shipped 50 million tons of coal in 2018. Cloud Peak is Wyoming’s third-largest coal producer, and its mines represent 20 percent of the state’s coal miners in the Powder River Basin.Cloud Peak is the fourth major coal producer in Wyoming, the top coal-mining state, to file for bankruptcy in recent years. Bristol, Tennessee-based Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy in 2015, followed by top-producing Peabody Energy and Arch Coal in 2016. Westmoreland Coal, which operates the Kemmerer Mine in southwest Wyoming, filed for bankruptcy in October.More: Wyoming coal giant Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy Wyoming coal producer Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy
Osgood, In. — The St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Ladies Aid Spaghetti Dinner will be Thursday, May 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the corner of County Road 700 N & Finks Road. The free-will offering menu includes regular and gluten free pasta, sauce with beef ot without, garlic bread, salad and many desserts.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Solid batting from Chandrapaul Hemraj and Leon Johnson gave newly-crowned champions Guyana Jaguars a strong start to their top-of-the-table clash with Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday here.Hemraj hit 90 and Johnson made 56, as the Jaguars reached 184 for five in their first innings at the close, after they were put in to bat on a rain-marred first day of their ninth-round match against Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval.The left-handed pair shared 148 for the second wicket to give the innings backbone, but three wickets in the final period set them back before a torrent of rain about 25 minutes prior the scheduled close brought an early end to play with Shivnarine Chanderpaul not out on three and Barbados-born, West Indies all-rounder Raymon Reifer not out on one.Hemraj struck 10 fours and three sixes from 145 balls in just over 3½ hours at the crease and Johnson collected nine boundaries from 207 balls in a 4½-hour stay.Play started 40 minutes late, due to a couple damp patches close to the pitch on the eastern side of the ground.Jaguars, whose victory over Jamaica Scorpions in the previous round confirmed them as champions for a fourth straight season, suffered an early setback, when left-handed opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul was bowled with the second ball of the match from West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach for a duck.Johnson, the successful Jaguars captain, came to the crease and, for the next 3½ hours, defied a Barbados attack that comprised mainly four fast bowlers including Roach, fellow Windies star Miguel Cummins, Under-19 World Cup-winner Chemar Holder and uncapped Justin Greaves.They carried Jaguars to 58 for one at lunch, but Hemraj was fortunate. He was on 12, when gully fielder Roston Chase failed to hold a high chance off Roach.Second ball after lunch, Roach was again the unlucky bowler, when second slip Jonathan Carter muffed a high chance from Johnson, on 25, and first slip Kraigg Brathwaite failed to hold onto the rebound.The two left-handers knuckled down and plundered cheap runs, as Barbados captain Shamarh Brooks strangely employed the off-spin of Chase for nine straight overs after the interval and the tactic of the fast bowlers of bowling short had limited success with the two batsmen prepared to cut and pull.Hemraj was the more fluent and reached his 50 from 115 balls, when he turned Chase into short mid-wicket for a single in the second half-hour after lunch, and continued to score freely after reaching the landmark.He looked set to hit his maiden first-class hundred, when the lanky Holder was brought back for a second spell inside the final half-hour before tea and had him caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich to leave the Jaguars 148 for two.At tea, Jaguars were 155 for two, and Johnson reached his 50 from 194 balls after the break, when he played a delivery from Holder down at his feet and responded positively to a call from non-striker Vishaul Singh for a single.In just under an hour’s play either side of a 13-minute stoppage for rain, Jaguars lost the wickets of Singh, Johnson and Anthony Bramble, slipping from 175 for three to 182 for five in the space of 13 deliveries.Singh miscued a pull at a short-ball from Greaves and was caught at mid-on for 11, Johnson was caught at mid-wicket off Holder trying the same shot and Anthony Bramble was lbw plumb playing across a low full-toss from Roach before rain swept across the ground to force the players off.Though umpires Johnathan Blades and Patrick Gustard tried for a re-start about half-hour past the scheduled close, the light had faded significantly and the players trekked off again without another ball being delivered.Jaguars made three changes from the previous match, bringing Tagenarine Chanderpaul, as well as Sherfane Rutherford and fellow fast-medium bowler Romario Shepherd in to replace Akshaya Persaud, Gudakesh Motie and injured fast bowler Keon Joseph.Pride has been boosted with the return of Windies stars Brathwaite, Shane Dowrich and Miguel Cummins and the inclusion of Holder in place of Anthony Alleyne, Tevyn Walcott, Kevin Stoute and Hayden Walsh, Jr.Jaguars entered the match with an unassailable 135 points, but have so far gained no batting points, but Pride have gained one bowling point and one pace bowling point to add to their season total of 85.8.JAGUARS 1st inningsT. Chanderpaul b Roach 0C. Hemraj c wkp. Dowrich b Holder 90L. Johnson c Brooks b Holder 56V. Singh c Cummins b Greaves 11S. Chanderpaul not out 3A. Bramble lbw b Roach 4R. Reifer not out 1Extras: (b-4, lb-3, w-3, nb-9) 19Total: (5 wkts, 66 overs) 184Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-148, 3-175, 4-177, 5-182.Bowling: Roach 12-6-22-0, Cummins 11-3-27-0 (nb-3, w-1), Holder 12-2-31-2 (nb-5, w-1), Greaves 11-1-26-1 (w-1), Chase 12-3-32-0, Warrican 8-1-39-0 (nb-1).
GLENDALE – Facing a double-digit office space vacancy rate and empty storefronts amid a shakeout among national retailers, the city’s downtown seems a few steps behind the more vibrant centers of its neighbors. But city leaders remained bullish Thursday about the future, pointing to new development and businesses they say will spur a renaissance along the main commercial drag of Brand Boulevard. Some are pinning their hopes on Caruso Affiliated’s mixed-use Americana at Brand, a new Embassy Suites hotel and other projects. Also, a new land-use plan is in place that could attract more residential development that city officials believe could encourage activity 24 hours a day. “We are no longer going to be sitting by while they go forward,” said City Councilman Bob Yousefian, addressing some 200 developers and business owners at the Invest in Glendale seminar sponsored by city government. But for city Development Director Phil Lanzafame, opportunity lies just below the surface. He estimated there is demand for 1 million square feet of top-class office space in Los Angeles County, and Glendale is poised to help fill that, with its proximity to Los Angeles and access to public transportation. “There is a lot of demand for space in the general Tri-City area,” he said. “With Pasadena and Burbank pretty full, Glendale has a chance bouncing from that.” In fact, office space vacancy was reduced by 200,000 square feet in the past six weeks, with tenants including HSBC Bank, MetLife and Kaiser Health Care moving to Brand. That leaves the current vacancy rate at roughly 11 percent, Lanzafame said, and he expects a drop to a single digit by midyear. Affordablity is a factor. Rent in Glendale is $2.58 per square foot, behind $3.18 in Pasadena and $3.01 in Burbank. “Countywide, there isn’t much in the way of new office space being developed,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. “Glendale could have space available at competitive rates, and that could be an advantage.” As for retail along the downtown corridor, both Kyser and Lanzafame say the market remains strong despite vacancies driven in part by competition among national retailers. Though the Tower Records store closed after its parent filed for bankruptcy, Walgreens has assumed the lease for a drugstore, Lanzafame said. A BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery is preparing to lease the shuttered Chevys storefront. “There is a lot of turmoil there,” Kyser said. “You have companies trying to adjust to an intense environment, and you have landlords jacking up the lease rates. … It doesn’t signify any inherent weakness for Glendale. “When the Americana at Brand opens, you’re going to be drawing a lot of traffic.” Caruso’s $324 million, 15.5-acre development, expected to open in spring 2008, will bring upscale retail and 338 apartments to downtown. Still, the project could cause turnover for retailers and restaurants near the center. “The Americana, being a typical Caruso development, is going to be very user-friendly,” Kyser said. “There is going to be some turnover in the retail (businesses) that are close by. … The suit mart may not make it, and the kebab palace may not make it – that’s sad. These are businesses just trying to make a living. But there will be another place (for) them in the city.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They” meant the cities of Burbank and Pasadena, which in recent years have invested in residential, retail and office projects for their urban cores. At the end of 2006, Glendale had a 16.2 percent vacancy rate for top-class office space, compared with 4.7 percent in Pasadena and 3.6 percent in Burbank, according to commercial real estate firm Grubb & Ellis. Several large retail spaces in Glendale are empty where Tower Records, CompUSA and a restaurant in the Chevys Fresh Mex chain used to do business. Some smaller shops along Brand have closed, with tenants priced out of their spaces. And few people call downtown home, with old zoning making residential development difficult. All these factors contributed to the situation today, according to local developer Roobik Ovanesian. “(Office workers) are there for morning coffee, lunch, and they’re going home,” he said. “When you have a 16 percent office vacancy, you just lost a lot of clients for coffee, lunch and maybe dinner.”
McKINLEYVILLE >> It was a first-half Mack attack at Panther Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. But it wasn’t necessarily one that had the hometown crowd in McKinleyville getting up out of their seats.Heritage senior guard Tyriq Mack scored 17 of his game-high 24 points before the break as the Patriots concluded an impressive opening week of the season with a 77-59 win over the host Panthers to claim their fourth straight McKinleyville Rotary Tip-Off Tournament title.“Great, great week for us,” …
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HOUSTON — Two of the best pitchers in baseball sandwiched the A’s three-game stop in Houston. And, despite a savory middle — the A’s late-inning comeback win in extra innings Tuesday — the series loss didn’t quite sit right.The first bite resulted in a throw-away loss at the hands of Gerrit Cole. Wednesday’s crumbs, an unceremonious 4-2 loss on top of a Justin Verlander gem.“Disappointing,” Wednesday’s starter Chris Bassitt said of the loss. “Because we didn’t come back to win the series. But …
Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel bagged a five-wicket haul to help New Zealand clinch a narrow four-run victory over Pakistan in the opening Test of the three-match series in Abu Dhabi on Monday.Chasing 176 for a win, Pakistan were in control at 130 for 4 at lunch on the fourth day but suffered a collapse after the break to be bowled out for 171.It was the narrowest margin of defeat for Pakistan and also the narrowest margin of victory for New Zealand. Both in terms of runs.Pakistan resumed the day on 37 for no loss, needing 139 runs for a victory to take a 1-0 lead in the series but Patel spun a web around the lower-order batsmen at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Highlights | ScorecardPakistan were eventually dismissed for 171 in 58.4 overs.What a result! Great to have the late night support at home in New Zealand as well hanging in there with the team. Scorecard | https://t.co/vvhGBsYknh #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/a26tUs1Qlz BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 19, 2018″We knew the surface wasn’t an easy one. There was turn from day one and all the spinners bowled well,” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said.”It’s a great advertisement for Test cricket. In the end, it came down to the wire. We’ll sit down and review our performance and the things to improve upon. The attitude, certainly today and throughout the game, was brilliant.”Azhar Ali (65), who stitched together an 82-run stand with Asad Shafiq (45) to keep Pakistan’s hopes alive, was the last batsman to fall when he was trapped in front of the wicket by Patel who finished with 5-59.advertisement”It’s a dream come true. We know Pakistan have got good players of spin, but we kept chipping in there,” left-armer Patel said.Proud of our fight- Kane Williamson #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/eGG6hL67KBBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 19, 2018Earlier, Patel dismissed opener Imam-ul-Haq leg-before and spin partner Ish Sodhi struck twice to remove Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail as Pakistan lost three batsmen in eight balls to find themselves in trouble at 48-3.Shafiq edged pace bowler Neil Wagner to wicketkeeper BJ Watling before lunch and Babar Azam was run out after the break. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was then caught behind off Patel for three with his team down 154-6 and needing 22 runs to win.Bilal Asif was bowled for a duck as he attempted to slog Patel and Wagner had Yasir Shah caught at slip. Hasan Ali was the next to go, offering a simple catch to substitute fielder Tim Southee off Patel.Azhar played more cautiously as the wickets continued to tumble, but despite the 33-year-old’s battling effort, Pakistan could not avoid defeat.The second Test will be played in Dubai from Nov. 24-28 before the teams return to Abu Dhabi for the final Test from Dec. 3-7.(With inputs from Reuters)
Liverpool defender van Dijk needs trophies for greatness – Redknappby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Redknapp believes that Virgil Van Dijk must win trophies to be considered a great centre-back.Van Dijk has helped transform Liverpool into one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League.They are currently top of the league by four points, ahead of Manchester City.But Redknapp knows unless the side win trophies in the coming years, the likes of Van Dijk cannot be seen as great players.”Never mind player of the season — if he carries on playing at this level, he has all the attributes to be the Premier League’s greatest ever defender,” said Redknapp to the Daily Mail. “I am just surprised that it has taken until now for him to be starring in a team competing for Premier League titles.”To become the greatest, Van Dijk has to win trophies. He reached the Champions League final last season and now has a great chance of winning the Premier League.”If Liverpool are to be crowned champions this season, Van Dijk is the one player they can least afford to lose to injury.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
No. 6 Notre Dame took a 20-14 lead over No. 8 Stanford on a 73-yard touchdown hook-up from DeShone Kizer to big-play wide receiver Will Fuller late in the second quarter.The Fighting Irish took over at their own 27 following a Stanford punt. Kizer then immediately connected with Fuller on a deep ball down the left sideline.Will Fuller 73 yard TD reception to make it 20-14 Notre Dame #STANvsND pic.twitter.com/6Szni9qU95— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 29, 2015 Fuller has four receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown already. Notre Dame needs this win to maintain in the CFP hunt, but the Cardinal just scored to re-take the lead.
MONTREAL – Exhibitors at a Montreal cannabis expo expressed hope and caution this weekend over the legalization process currently unfolding across Canada, as their products provided a glimpse of what could be to come in a future, less regulated market.The two-day trade show, which brought together more than 120 exhibitors, was the first gathering of its kind in Quebec since recreational pot was legalized earlier this month.The products on display provided potential investors and current stakeholders with information on the state of the industry, as well as an idea of what could be its future — from cannabis-infused personal lubricants to hemp sprays for pets.Soheil Samimi, an adviser to the board for cannabis product manufacturer Isodiol, said many companies are waiting for their chance to sell their products to a wider audience once the legalization market widens.Samimi said there’s a huge market in the wings for consumer products, including cosmetics, edibles and beverages, and health products.“The current problem is supply, not demand,” he said, noting that the consumer base is widening not only in North America but also Europe, South America and elsewhere.He said he’s feeling positive about the process that is underway and believes the legalization door will open to more products in time.“Today I can go buy a joint and smoke it on the street, but I can’t use a hemp-based pain cream, because it’s topical, and that’s not available yet,” he said in an interview near Isodiol’s booth, which featured empty packages for the company’s products, which aren’t yet licensed by Health Canada.He said he believes regulators will have no choice but to allow more products eventually if they want to reach their goal of eliminating the black market.At the same time, he said legalization had complicated matters for some companies who may find the new regulated system less clear than the unofficial market that operated before.“In a province like B.C. — and particularly the city of Vancouver — before legalization, there was a local ecosystem where everybody understood what was accepted practices,” he said.“There was an understanding of what you could or couldn’t do locally, and now it complicates the fact because there’s a new regulated system” that doesn’t always make its criteria clear, he said.The products on display at the cannabis expo ranged from smoke filters and odour-eliminating sprays to edibles and health and wellness products — many of which aren’t yet for sale or even licensed by Health Canada.The odour of cannabis flowers or smoke was almost nowhere to be found as the vendors pitched business opportunities as much as products.Catherine Lefebvre, who represents a company that sells hemp-infused products, said she believed legalization would open the door for new business opportunities — even for companies that already operate legally.The company she works for, La Feuille Verte, creates lines of products including hemp-based deodorants, skin creams and pet supplies, and recently debuted a line hemp-infused kombucha.She said people don’t always understand that the products don’t contain any THC — the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis — and she’s hoping more public events will provide opportunities for further education now that the industry is entering the spotlight.“We’re there to teach people what it is, but we’re there to open people’s minds and show them that with the cannabis plant, we can do a lot of things.”