first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:As the coal sector crumbles, analysts aim to draw up exactly what the industry might look like once it is pieced back together.Chiza Vitta, an analyst with Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, said that even though his group covers base metals, precious metals and other mining companies, coal is taking up the bulk of the group’s time these days. The reason such a “significant amount” of time is being dedicated is the industry has gotten into such “severe distress” analysts must continually reassess the sector’s financial health as more and more coal giants fall into bankruptcy or teeter on the edge of it.“There’s a lot of negative sentiment out there,” Vitta said at the recent 24th Annual Platts Coal Properties & Investment conference.In addition to struggling to convince the broader investing public to get on board with coal, the industry is also seeing hesitancy in conventional lenders and other financiers, Vitta said. This is has caused debt to trade at distressed levels and prompted a trend toward more “private money” on the table from certain strategic investors.The result is merger and acquisition activity in early 2016 that is “well behind” the year before, even though coal assets have become available at rock bottom prices.Full article ($): Bankruptcy, tightened market cloud coal’s future as headwinds continue in 2016 SNL: 2016 ‘Headwinds’ Facing U.S. Coallast_img read more

first_imgNigerian winger Victor Moses was the hero, scoring the winner as Chelsea stormed back from behind to end Tottenham Hotspur’s unbeaten Premier League record with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge yesterday. The win propelled Antonio Conte’s soaring side back into top spot.“This is my club. The manager gave me the opportunity to express myself and I’m pleased with how I’m doing,” Moses declared after the 2-1 win over Spurs.His goal against Spurs on was his third and all three goals have come at Stamford Bridge. He was man of the match as Chelsea beat Middlesbrough last weekend and he was also picked as the top performer against Spurs. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has already said he is shocked that despite his talent, the Nigeria star has been shipped out several times on loan by ‘The Blues’.Chelsea had seen Liverpool and Manchester City steal past them earlier in the day and fell behind in the 11th minute when Christian Eriksen became the first player to score past them in seven games. But Pedro Rodriguez’s glorious curler and a Victor Moses tap-in either side of half-time gave Chelsea a seventh successive win — their longest such run within one season since January to April 2007.Chelsea, who visit City next weekend, restored a one-point advantage over second-place Liverpool and left London rivals Tottenham seven points below them in fifth place. It marked a rotten end to a disappointing week for Spurs, who were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in mid-week and have won only one of their last 10 fixtures in all competitions.Their run of games without victory at Stamford Bridge, where their title challenge last season ended in May, now stands at 30, their last victory there having come in February 1990.Missing Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose, Spurs were patched up at the back, where centre-back Kevin Wimmer filled in at left-back and Eric Dier partnered Jan Vertonghen in the centre.But the return to a 4-2-3-1 formation, after dalliances with a back three and a 4-3-2-1 system, helped them get their press in order and they had Chelsea on the back foot in the first half.After a couple of early threats, including a Harry Kane effort that was chalked off for offside, Mauricio Pochettino’s men took the lead with a fine goal. Breaking from midfield, Dele Alli toed the ball to Eriksen and from outside the box the Dane let fly with a vicious left-foot shot that soared past Thibaut Courtois’ outstretched right hand.It was the first goal Chelsea — unchanged for the sixth game running — had conceded in 601 minutes of football, since a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on 24 September. The visitors were playing with an intensity last seen in their impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City in early October and their rediscovered confidence was expressed by their willingness to shoot.Victor Wanyama, Kane, Eriksen and Mousa Dembele all chanced their arm from range, although only Kane worked Courtois. The Chelsea goalkeeper also had to save from Kyle Walker after the England right-back had lifted the ball over Marcos Alonso and tried his luck from an angle.Chelsea’s initial efforts to respond, via a David Luiz free-kick and an Eden Hazard shot, were comfortably held by Hugo Lloris.But on the stroke of half-time Pedro levelled with a magnificent goal, deftly turning and then wrapping his right foot around the ball to send it curling inside the right-hand upright. N’Golo Kante signalled Chelsea’s second-half intent by ramming a shot at Lloris and within six minutes of the restart, they were in front.Diego Costa was the architect, working his way to the byline on the left and crossing low for Moses, whose shot flicked off Lloris’s right boot, struck Vertonghen’s knee and ricocheted into the net.Marcos Alonso should have made it 3-1 shortly after, following more byline burrowing by Costa, but from 10 yards out the Spaniard ballooned a shot over the bar with his weaker right foot.Kane created a chance for Eriksen to equalise, but the Spurs number 10 could only volley straight at Courtois as the last unbeaten team in the division finally succumbed to defeat on their 13th outing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img“Now you’re ready to go, kid,” McMahon said.Step 1 to success. #Bears100 pic.twitter.com/mwv4rGnYhR— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019Headbands are in again. pic.twitter.com/sS0PBStvC4— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019McMahon, who spent seven years in Chicago and helped the Bears win Super Bowl 20 at the end of the 1985 season, knows from experience the citizens of Chicago will give Trubisky their hearts if he pledges his to the team. Winning games wouldn’t hurt, either. Which Super Bowl ring is Tom Brady’s favorite? ‘The next one’ Related News A.J. Green hopeful to stay with Bengals ‘a couple more years’center_img Jim McMahon has some advice for Mitchell Trubisky.But before speaking Friday during the Bears100 Celebration, a gathering that marked the first meeting between Chicago’s two most recent Pro Bowl quarterbacks, McMahon gifted Trubisky with his trademark headband and sunglasses from his playing days. “This town has always been a Bear town, and it’s always going to be a Bear town,” McMahon said, via the Chicago Tribune . “I think this is a hard-working town, and these fans appreciate hard-working players. And they know who plays hard and who doesn’t. If you play hard for Chicago, they’ll love you. And if you play hard and win, they’ll love you forever.”Trubisky, gearing up for his third year at the helm after being drafted second overall in 2017, has quickly gotten comfortable under center and is looking forward to leading his team’s resurgence after their early exit from the playoffs last season.”I think the two things in Chicago are that you just have to play with a lot of confidence. And then you have to have thick skin,” Trubisky said. “You just have to continue to give it your all, improve your game and put your heart into this and into practices. Love the fans, wins games and they’ll love you back.”last_img read more

first_imgThere will also be tasty treats available through the tournament’s concession and refreshment stands. The tournament’s entry fee is $500 per team, and today, Wednesday, July 25, is the final day to submit a team.For more information or to register for this weekend’s baseball tournament, email cjsmemorial@hotmail.com, or call Carla at 250-262-5860. Askoty was heavily involved in Peace Region baseball, participating in as many baseball tournaments as possible, traveling all across the Peace Region to play the game he loved.The tournament, being held at the Taylor Baseball Diamonds, guarantees competing teams at least four games, while also featuring a home run derby for those looking for flex their baseball muscles. The co-ed tournament will run on a 7 and 3 format, meaning a team’s roster must include 7 males and 3 females. – Advertisement -Gameplay will abide by ASA rules, and players are only allowed to play for one team. The tournament will also be providing carded umpires to call the games.There will also be a variety of prize giveaways throughout the weekend, including cash prizes based on competition, prizes designated for the Most Valuable Player, equipment prizes as well as a 50/50 draw. Advertisementlast_img read more