Cassandra Kahle Takes Hunter Derby for 2nd Week in a Row

first_imgThe Ocala Tournament, Week VII of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, welcomed riders back to the Winner’s Circle in more featured competition, including the $150,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix and $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Hunter riders were on their ‘A-Game’ gearing up for World Champion Hunter Rider Week at the Ocala Winter Finals (VIII) next week. There is still plenty of time to earn points toward the Tack Shack of Ocala 2nd-Half Circuit and Pyranha Overall Circuit Awards, which will be presented during the Ocala Championship (X). Also just around the corner is the seventh Great American $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, March 28 – watch live on ShowHorse TV!The second of three $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derbies was held alongside the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix during Week VII. There is featured Hunter Competition every week including the Platinum Performance and Diamond Mills Hunter Prix that count toward the HITS Championship at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, as well as Junior/Amateur-Owner and Children’s/Adult Hunter Classics.Not only was Cassandra Kahle awarded the top spot in featured hunter competition for the second week in a row, but she also made it a one-two finish. This week Kahle rode CHORUS to near perfect scores in the $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Kahle scored a 96 in the first round and followed that with a 99 in the Handy round for a total of 195. There’s still one more $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby during Week VIII, along with a second $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, HITS Ocala X.2nd Place: Kahle & GIVENCHY [184]3rd Place: Vale & JAGERBOMB [180.85]The blue ribbon in the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix was awarded to Adair Moses and BAZZI. To earn the blue ribbon, Moses scored a 79 in the first round and an 83 in the second round for a total of 162.2nd Place: Annie Walsh & LITTLE BOY BALOU [159]3rd Place: Casey Alworth & ON THE DARKSIDE [158]Hunter Classic Winners$1,000 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive: Hunt Tosh & WOODFORD$1,000 A-O Hunter Classic – 3’6″: Jaime Auletto & IDOLIZE$1,000 Eastern Hay A-O Hunter Classic – 3’3″: Nicole Lyvere & MY EVERYTHING$1,000 Antares Junior Hunter Classic – 3’6″: Maddie Tosh & CASANOVA$1,000 Junior Hunter Classic – 3’3″: Fiona Von Hartleben & FACETIME$1,000 Perfect Products Pony Hunter Classic: M. Tosh & BRIXTON$500 M&S NAL/WIHS SmartPak Adult Hunter Classic: Rachel DeMuro & SAMBA$500 M&S NAL/WIHS Child Hunter Classic – Horse: Alworth & ON THE DARKSIDE$500 M&S NAL/WIHS Child Hunter Classic – Pony: Harley Hott & YOU’RE THE ONEM&S Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic: Niffer Cancian & CHECKANDINOClick here for the full listing of results from the HITS Ocala Tournament. Tags: HITS Ocala, Hunter Derby, Cassandra Kahle, Chorus, Givenchy, SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

News story: Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

first_img identity employment history for the last three years nationality and immigration status, including the right to work criminal records check for unspent convictions also known as a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. work experience application form (MS Word Document, 70.5KB) MMO competency framework (PDF, 237KB, 45 pages) IFCA applicant guidance notes (PDF, 203KB, 10 pages) Salary and benefitsThe annual salary or other remuneration will be stated in the relevant vacancy details. On appointment successful applicants will be able to join a partnership pension account, a stakeholder pension with an employer contribution based on your age. You do not have to contribute but if you do your employer will also match your contributions up to 3% of pensionable pay. You do not have to join the civil service pension arrangements. You may opt out and be covered instead by a personal pension or the State Second Pension (S2P).In addition to any specific benefits that will be stated in the relevant vacancies, other benefits include 30 days annual leave, 10 and a half day’s public and privilege holidays and flexible working.EqualityMMO is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all staff. Applications are encouraged from people regardless of age, disability, gender (including reassignment), marital status, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.We offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for people with disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who meet the minimum criteria for appointment.Eligibility and nationalityAll jobs listed in our current vacancies are open to: All of our jobs are advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website.Our public appointments (generally ministerial appointments to the board) are advertised on the Cabinet Office Public Appointments website.The chairman and members of MMO board are appointed in line with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.Applicant guidance In some circumstances enhanced checks may also be required however candidates will be advised if this is the case.Additionally, successful candidates are required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (six months or more in the past three years) of time spent abroad.The DBS checks are designed to provide clarity on any unspent convictions and therefore the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) apply.ExpensesNo external candidates will be reimbursed for their interview expenses.Work experienceUnfortunately we are unable to offer work experience placements currently. Please check back regularly for updates.Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA)The MMO is responsible for appointing local people with relevant expertise to IFCA committees. Appointees make up roughly half of IFCA committees and are appointed on a voluntary basis.The members of the IFCA contribute their knowledge and experience to provide sustainable management of the inshore marine area of their IFCA district. They guide the IFCA to deliver its mandate under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and in line with Defra guidance.We seek to achieve a balanced membership across various interest groups, including those with commercial, recreational and environmental interests. We are also keen to appoint people who represent the economic, social and environmental needs of their IFCA district and who, collectively, bring a variety of relevant interests such as fishing groups (commercial and non-commercial), conservation groups and other parties interested in the work of IFCAs.Each appointment is made for a period of 3 to 5 years, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of 10 years. It is conditional upon the member following terms and conditions (PDF, 210KB, 3 pages) for the appointment. Appointments are made in line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments and guidance issued by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (PDF, 232KB, 9 pages)Appointees must follow relevant IFCA codes of conduct as well as abiding by the terms and conditions of appointment.More information on the work of the IFCAs is available from the Association of IFCAs website and from the websites of the Cornwall, Devon and Severn, Eastern, Isle of Scilly, Kent and Essex, North Eastern, Northumberland, North Western, Southern, Sussex IFCAs. EC nationals members of the Commonwealth, European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non-EEA family members Candidates from the Commonwealth must be free from any restrictions to reside and take up employment in the UK.As part of our selection process, successful candidates will be asked to provide, in confidence, evidence of entitlement to work in the UK and to provide references for your character and health. We will usually ask for documentary evidence of your nationality and other personal details to enable us to start taking up references, health and security clearance checks. We will tell you what you need to bring with you if you are invited to attend an assessment centre.SecurityPre-employment checks will be undertaken in accordance with the HM Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). The BPSS comprises verification of four main elements:last_img read more

Retail expansion plans for Bagel Nash

first_imgBagel Nash has outlined plans to open eight new outlets in the next 12 months, British Baker can reveal. The news comes as the Leeds-based BB75 bagel retailer and manufacturer opened its 15th outlet last month, based on Wheeler Gate in Nottingham. It has become the firm’s flagship location and will help lead growth across the Midlands region.Sara Hildreth, retail director at Bagel Nash, told British Baker that its next store will launch in Manchester, where it currently operates two branches, and is expected to open by this October.In addition, Bagel Nash has secured a new manufacturing site, which is 13,000sq ft larger in size than its existing base, and will help the business to cope with a series of new wholesale contracts it has recently secured.Hildreth said: “We have got the keys to our new bakery, which needs completely refurbishing and will take around three months. It is located around an hour from our existing base, as we wanted to retain our bakers.“We took over the business in July 2011 with the intention of expanding, and we are currently doing this as part of our retail operations. As part of our five-year plan, we aim to have 60 stores open by year five.”She added that the company has started recruiting as a result of the business growing, with plans to employ at least 30 new members of staff at its bakery manufacturing site.Bagel Nash currently has a workforce of 110 employees as part of its retail operations, and plans to extend this to 500 members of staff working across the business when it expands its estate to 60 outlets.“However, we are going to keep the business northern-centric,” Hildreth explained.With regards to its international export business, Bagel Nash would look to supply its products to Australia alongside existing contracts in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.She said: “We have had a couple of enquiries from Australia, and are having conversations with them, and it’s not something we wouldn’t be adverse to. Obviously if the price is right for the customer, and could deliver the quality and standard, then we would be happy to.”Bagel Nash, which operates in Leeds, Manchester, York and the East Midlands, was acquired by Hildreth and chief executive Andy Mickelthwaite two years ago as part of a management buy-in, backed by YFM Equity Partners.The business is currently ranked 65 on British Baker’s BB75 annual authoritative tracker of retail bakery firms, based on store count, moving up 10 places since 2012 after opening three stores in the last 12 months.last_img read more

John Mayer Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead On Night 5 Of Fall Ball [Photos/Videos]

first_imgWatch “New Minglewood Blues,” thanks to LazyLightning55a:Watch John Mayer’s guitar solo for “Such A Night” below, courtesy of Dianna Hank:Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Andrew Blackstein!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17Set One (9:36PM – 11:30PM)Jam @ ->Greatest Story Ever Told # >CandymanFeel Like A Stranger $Loser % ->Crazy FingersCosmic Charlie (SM/JR) ^ ->Jam ->Althea &Set Two (11:36PM – 1:24AM)Jam * ->Here Comes Sunshine + ->New Minglewood Blues @@Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion >Jam ## ->Lazy Lightning $$ ->China Doll %% (TH) ->Marco Solo ->There is a Mountain ^^ ->I Know You RiderENC:Marco Solo ->Such A Night & ->Franklin’s Tower &@ – With The Wheel Teases (Band)# – With an Unknown Tease (MB) and The Wheel Teases (TH)$ – With a “Chameleon” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (either SM or TH)% – With a “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica) Tease (TH)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead& – With John Mayer on Guitar* – With “Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire) Teases & China Cat Teases (Band). With John Mayer on Guitar+ – With a Marco Solo that included a Cosmic Charlie Tease. With John Mayer on [email protected]@ – With a West LA Fadeaway Tease (MB). With John Mayer on Guitar## – With teases / jams of Uncle John’s, “Jolene” (American Babies), Ruben & Cerise, Playin in the Band & The Wheel if not more$$ – Not played by Almost Dead since 2016.02.14 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT, a gap of 57 shows%% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with teases of “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin), “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd) & something else that I can’t read from my notes :/^^ – Donovan cover, very short, just the ChorusJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Load remaining images On the fifth night of “Fall Ball,” Joe Russo’s Almost Dead welcomed a familiar face to the stage, the one and only John Mayer. Almost exactly a year after their first-ever collaboration, Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger welcomed the Dead & Company guitarist and vocalist to close the first set with an 18+ minute “Althea.” Appropriately, fans were giddy in shock and awe as the guitarists traded licks and smiles, but interestingly not vocals.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Busts Out Rare Radiohead Cover During A Wild Night 4 At Brooklyn BowlJohn Mayer returned to the stage for a scorching second set, joining the band in true jam fashion that eventually segued into “Here Comes Sunshine” and “New Minglewood Blues.” Watching the guest guitarist perform alongside the Grateful Dead reinventors brought true joy to those in attendance—as the band before the audience’s eyes is, by definition, a direct result of the music-loving souls in that very room. The Fall Ball is the Autumnal cousin of the annual Freak’s Ball, organized by the famous Freaks List of New York. The Almost Dead originally formed as a one-off band for the 2013 edition of the long-running Freaks Ball, and the band holds a special relationship with the group of fans who helped mold them. It’s only appropriate that the band still successfully exists, selling out show after show, welcoming an impressive roster of Grateful Dead, and company, members along the way—and that we get to celebrate the fact together at this semi-annual shindig.The second set continued in high gear, with the rebirth of “Lazy Lightning,” which had not been played by the Almost Dead since Valentines Day of 2016 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT. The quintet also debuted their version of “China Doll,” with teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “No Quarter” and Pink Floyd‘s “Run Like Hell.” The second set closed with an enormous “I Know You Rider,” before the band and their special guest returned for another satisfying encore. After a beautiful piano solo from Marco, the band and Mayer delivered a soul-stirring version of Dr. John‘s “Such A Night” before closing Friday night with a huge “Franklin’s Tower.” While John Mayer’s sit-in was certainly appreciated, JRAD fans agree that the core five are best influenced by their own synergy. Part of what makes the band so special is their intention to launch songs with surprise twists and turns, and their ability to do that is severely limited by an “other” on the stage. Despite that fact, we’ll welcome John Mayer’s May-RAD any time—or at the very least, once a year.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to the stage tonight for their sixth and final sold-out night of Fall Ball at the Brooklyn Bowl.Watch “Althea” below, courtesy of TimeZonerTV:Thanks to Moni Hampton, you can watch “Here Comes Sunshine” and “Franklin’s Tower” below:last_img read more

Blink-182, Goldfinger Announce 2019 Return Of Back To The Beach Festival

first_imgPop-punk veterans Blink-182 announced their first live performances of 2019 on Wednesday, which will take place at their second annual Back to the Beach Festival at southern California’s Huntington State Beach on April 27th-28th. The event, which debuted last spring, is produced by the band’s drummer, Travis Barker, Goldfinger’s John Feldmann, and well-known local alt-rock radio station, KROQ.The two-day, Oceanside music festival will, of course, feature headlining performances from both Blink 182 and Goldfinger, with latter to be joined by special guests for their Sunday set. The event’s full listing of scheduled performers also includes sets from The Used, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Less Than Jake, The Wonder Years, Save Ferris, The English Beat, Teenage Wrist, and more to be announced as the event draws closer. This year’s Back To The Beach should bring out a sizeable audience considering it fills the pop-punk/emo void left by the now-retired Vans Warped Tour, as many of the artists on the festival poster would have likely appeared on the former travelling concert caravan.Related: Former Blink-182 Guitarist Tom DeLonge To Bring His Paranormal Truther Career To TV With New TBS SeriesBlink-182 had been scheduled to headline the 2018 edition of Chicago’s Riot Fest in addition a 16-show residency at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas last fall, but was forced to postpone both Travis Barker discovered he had blood clots in his arms. The band’s announcement of their return to performing this spring is a good indication that Barker is at least close to being back to full health to make up for the cancellations with live performances in 2019.Back to the Beach – 2018 Recap Movie[Video: Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.]Tickets for this year’s Back to the Beach go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Fans can head over to the event website until then for more information.last_img read more

Harvard receives sustainability award for PBHA weatherization

first_imgOn Oct. 11, Harvard University received a 2010 Campus and Student Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in the “Best Campus Case Study” category.  Harvard was recognized for the 2010 Phillips Brooks House Student Weatherization Project case study describing a collaborative sustainability event during which students and staff partnered to improve the energy efficiency of the Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard. The University shared the award with the University of Northern British Columbia.To learn more about the weatherization project, read the case study submitted to AASHE by the Office for Sustainability or check out the story and video on the sustainability website.On May 2, 2010 more than 50 Harvard students took a break from studying for finals and picked up caulk guns to implement 23 weatherization projects in the building that will cut energy costs and help contribute to the University’s climate change commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project was a collaboration between the Office for Sustainability, the Phillips Brooks House Association, the student Environmental Action Committee, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Program. It is estimated to save more than 9 tons of CO2 emissions and nearly $4,000 in utility costs annually.The project was initiated when students from the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) approached the Office for Sustainability and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Program asking if there was a way to involve students in a weatherization project similar to what is done by Cambridge Home Energy Efficiency Team ( read more

AP Week in Pictures, Global

first_imgJAN. 23 – 29, 2021,This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from around the world.,The selection was curated by AP photo editor Patrick Sison in New York.,Follow AP visual journalism:,Instagram:,AP Images on Twitter:,AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.comlast_img

Industry Needs

first_imgBy 2050, the animal and food industry will need to be able to feed a world with a projected population increase of 2.1 billion. With the help of industry and academic experts, University of Georgia researchers identified the most pressing issues for the animal and food industry to address a growing population.A recently published journal article in Translational Animal Science identified critical industry issues using a Delphi analysis. This study was led by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty Kevan Lamm and Francis Fluharty in collaboration with doctoral candidate Nekeisha Randall.“Our responsibility as an institution is to listen to and then to serve the needs of our stakeholders, in this case, the producers of Georgia … and around the country and the world,” said Lamm, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) Department.This mixed-method research approach compiled observed issues through a series of three surveys distributed to Georgia’s animal and food industry experts. Multiple survey rounds allowed researchers to look at the list of critical issues identified by experts and group them thematically.“Instead of trying to say, ‘We’re going to attack 40 independent issues,’ if we can collate, collapse and aggregate those issues into broader themes that are generally understood, it can help us to be a little more focused and articulate what we’re trying to accomplish,” Lamm said.The top issues of concern fell into seven themes: industry image and relationship with the public; workforce development and pipeline; economic and environmental sustainability; animal and human health/well-being; production and distribution efficiency; government regulations and relationship with legislative leaders; and relationship with higher education/researchers.Evaluating industry outlookA Delphi analysis is a forecasting process framework based on the results of multiple rounds of questionnaires sent to a panel of experts. Several rounds of questionnaires are sent out to the group of experts, and the anonymous responses are aggregated and shared with the group after each round. Fluharty, the head of UGA’s Department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS), facilitated the critical component of recruiting expert panelists for the study.“My role was really providing the names of several key people in industry across the board, from production through private industry through government entities. We wanted a good cross-section of people in order to get an accurate scope of what the issues are and to find out from various entities what the critical areas of need would be,” Fluharty said.Fluharty identified expert panelists including policymakers, cattle and pork producers, commodity group representatives, food product industry representatives, Farm Bureau employees and others.“Ideas that folks agree on rise to the top. We don’t know who the ideas have come from necessarily. If you’re on the panel, you’re identified as an expert. It could be a producer, it could be somebody sitting on the department of agriculture,” Lamm said. “The great ideas are retained and we use those to inform the thematic analysis.”In the first round of the survey, panelists had the opportunity to anonymously identify in their own words the top five critical industry issues. These responses were used as the foundation for round two, in which panelists ranked the identified issues based on their importance. These rankings were analyzed and issues that scored high enough in importance were used in the final survey. Round three created a final group consensus on the issues of importance. Items that had at least 80% agreement stayed on the list and were grouped into themes.In the final round of analysis, Randall conducted the constant comparative method. Among her other contributions to the research publication, Randall, an ALEC alumna currently pursuing her doctorate in learning, leadership and organization development, finds Delphi analysis useful in her pursuits connecting research with practice.“My doctoral research revolves around recovering from job burnout, an interest that is very interdisciplinary and that relates to multiple segments of our population here and abroad,” Randall said. “Therefore, tools like the Delphi method offer me one more way of seeking different angles to a very multifaceted topic that researchers, practitioners and everyday people care about  — which can also be said for our animal and food industry research.”Lamm said Delphi analysis is effective in identifying the big issues because it uses two different brain functions. First, the limbic — or emotional — part of the brain allows experts to unearth big issues of interest. Then the prefrontal cortex is engaged through the logical thought process in thinking critically about those issues.“We’ve engaged system one, that emotional brain, and system two, that logical brain. So when we do come to a consensus, folks have a lot more commitment to it and more buy-in to it,” Lamm said.Informing change through researchBuy-in from stakeholders is crucial when implementing research-based changes. This study was part of a larger project to develop a strategic plan for ADS that is guiding curriculum and research decisions in the department. Fluharty said that is already happening through curriculum changes — such as addressing industry image and relationship with consumers — a matter related directly to animal welfare.“We may talk about it as ‘beef quality assurance’ or ‘pork quality assurance’ but those programs are really the basis of what is evolving into a broader animal welfare discussion. If anything, this research showed that (it) is a critical component of animal production,” Fluharty said.To contribute to workforce development in a growing field, ADS aspires to incorporate animal welfare into both production courses and departmental research in the future. They also plan to expose students to career opportunities in the field, like third-party animal welfare auditing.ADS is particularly invested in experiential learning opportunities to encourage workforce readiness among undergraduates, of whom only about 15% come from a traditional agricultural production background.“This research and the information we learned showed we have to have students with more hands-on experience in order to really meet the workforce needs of businesses out there,” Fluharty said.ADS plans to address a lack of animal production experience with the creation of a student-run purebred beef cattle herd close to campus. Industry producers have been supportive of the initiative and have provided high-quality genetics for the herd. This experiential learning opportunity will give students without a production background the chance to learn about herd health, genetics, calving and more under the supervision of a small faculty group.This faculty collaboration between ALEC and ADS has shown opportunities for interdisciplinary research and development of cross-departmental courses that could benefit students in both departments.“I see a lot of opportunity for interactions with our students, with our graduates and with our faculty,” Fluharty said.For more information on the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, visit For more information on the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, visit read more

U.S. coal companies, analysts expect strong financial headwinds to continue through 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):“Flat is the new up,” one analyst said as coal companies reported another brutal quarter for investors in the space while domestic markets continued on a path of secular decline and export markets took a turn for the worse.For the last five years, the S&P 500 has consistently outperformed the SNL Coal Index, and the gap continues to widen through 2019. While coal equities struggled to win the favor of investors even when robust export markets offered coal companies an outlet to sell their fuel, share prices are plummeting as those opportunities diminish.“Export markets are challenging right now, and there is a widespread fear amongst investors that all U.S. coal producers will have to retreat significantly from the export markets, resulting in significant EBITDA declines,” Consol Energy Inc. President and CEO Jimmy Brock said on a Nov. 5 earnings call. Brock added that Consol was bracing for continued weak pricing through 2020, but remained optimistic about a potential recovery.Mark Levin, an analyst with Seaport Global Securities LLC, praised Consol’s assets and the product it sells in a Nov. 5 note. Levin said that, unlike many of its peers, the company managed to avoid revising its guidance. Since “flat is the new up,” Levin chalked up the company’s performance, in line with expectations, to the “victory column.”Share prices declined at major U.S. coal companies despite aggressive share buyback programs rolled out by most major U.S. coal producers in recent years. Staring down a diminishing domestic market, weaker export markets and the political uncertainty of a 2020 election, Levin recently encouraged the coal industry to “hoard cash.”Levin said management teams talking on third-quarter earnings calls sound like they are bracing for recent trends — near-record-low domestic consumption, met coal prices flirting with three-year lows, and overall weak coal export volumes — to continue into 2020. If a company has an unsustainable quarterly distribution or a non-essential project, it is time to cut it, he added.More ($): Already flailing through 2019, coal equities dove even lower in third quarter U.S. coal companies, analysts expect strong financial headwinds to continue through 2020last_img read more

United Nations acts irresponsibly

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe actions taken by the Trump administration with regard to the United Nations are long overdue. More should be done with less of our taxpayer money.I give the UN the benefit of the doubt that its inception was with the best intentions. I really don’t believe that, but I wrote it to make you feel good — another brick in the “road to hell.” Who could forget the League of Nations? That really worked. The UN is like our Congress and Senate in America. It knows right from wrong, but choses to act irresponsibility (partisan). Ditto the UN. It’s not a matter of money; it’s a matter of lack of character of the members.The fact that North Korea exists with all of its existing torments is a testament to the failure of the UN. There are other examples. The UN has no problem getting its “act together” when it comes to denouncing Israel and America. When I see a leader of a poor nation living in splendor, adorned with medals for who knows what, I know my tax dollars shouldn’t be going to that bottomless pit.Like Jesus, salvation in the material form is found within, not someone else’s pocketbook.As for the poor of other nations, let their affluent give till it hurts. They won’t. We need to fix our infrastructure, not the “shovel-ready” boondoggles of former President Obama. What difference does it make? Dance fool dance.Edmond DayRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

To be safe, teach  all kids at home

first_imgHere’s a solution to school shootings without taking guns away from law-abiding citizens.My idea would be to have all school-aged children learn from home. First, all children would get a state of the art computer, with face recognition monitors. Tracking devices would be placed on each school-age child to be sure they are at their computers during school hours. We could eliminate all the overhead,  maintenance, and supplies.We could have one teacher, teaching each grade via computer. The cost for education would drop dramatically.A student who has special needs could have a teacher for each individual need. Of course, there would be a need for truant officers to round up the law-breaking kids.The children could enroll in extracurricular activities through boys and girls clubs. This would eliminate bullying, school fighting, and all the other social issues faced by kids that we seem to keep throwing money at. Think about how much money the taxpayer could save by just putting kids in front of a computer for learning.It’s no different than video games.Sounds far-fetched, but we have to do something, right?Robert SponableSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Why is the Europa League final in Baku? How Arsenal vs Chelsea came to be in Azerbaijan

first_imgWhy is the Europa League final in Baku? How Arsenal vs Chelsea came to be in Azerbaijan The stadium holds just over 70,000 people (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)The tiny amount of tickets on offer to fans of the clubs competing was seen as a real problem by many, but it was something brought up in Azerbaijan’s bid and accepted by UEFA in the evaluation.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe hotel facilities in Baku do not meet the minimum requirement set out by UEFA, but as the number of tickets on offer to foreign fans are hugely restricted, the failure was ignored.‘Although the number of hotel rooms within a 60km radius of the stadium falls short of UEFA’s minimum requirements for fans, visitors and UEFA’s key target groups, the lower share of tickets allocated to the two finalist  teams reduces potential risks,’ read the Evaluation Report.In comparison, Seville’s and Istanbul’s hotel arrangements exceeded minimum requirements.Choosing a destination that has to offer the finalists a feeble amount of tickets for their fans does seem odd.However, despite the lack of tickets, both Arsenal and Chelsea have returned a substantial amount of their allocation due to the difficulty of getting to Baku.6,000 tickets were awarded to each club and a UEFA spokesperson said: ‘Approximately 6,000 tickets have been returned by the two finalists together.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAs to why UEFA plumped for Baku over Sevilla and Istanbul is not entirely clear, other than their desire to keep moving their showpiece matches to new locations and rotating the honour of hosting big games.Seville hosted the Europa League final in 2003, while Istanbul was handed it in 2009.Istanbul hosted the Champions League final in 2005 and has it again in 2020 and while it is not in Seville, Spain have the Champions League final this year in Madrid, with the same city hosting in 2010.Neither Baku nor anywhere in Azerbaijan has ever hosted a Champions or Europa League final, so the new opportunities and rotation policy is certainly behind the move, as is preparing the ground for the three group games and quarter-final of Euro 2020.AdvertisementMORE: Why isn’t Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing in the Europa League final in Baku?MORE: What TV channel is the Europa League final on and how to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea for free? Advertisement Comment The Olympic Stadium in Baku, pictured two days before the 2019 Europa League final (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)The actual match between Arsenal and Chelsea seems to have taken a backseat in the build-up to the Europa League final with so much controversy swirling around the contest taking place in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.There have been widespread complaints about the distance the teams and supporters have to travel, the lack of tickets on offer to each club and the fact that Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not playing because of political tensions between his country and Azerbaijan.Obviously some of the issues in terms of distance only arose when two English teams qualified for the final, but with other problems entirely foreseeable, the question is being asked: Why did UEFA take the Europa League final to Baku?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe decision was announced in September 2017 after the UEFA Executive Committee met in Nyon and little was explained over the choice to head to Azerbaijan.ADVERTISEMENTA UEFA announcement simply read: ‘The Olympic Stadium in Baku has been selected to host the 2019 UEFA Europa League final.‘To be held on 29 May 2019, the final will be the first such decider played in the Azerbaijani capital. The stadium was built for the 2015 European Games and has previously been chosen to stage three group games and a quarter-final at UEFA EURO 2020.‘The stadium was one of the arenas used for the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, attracting a competition-record 33,000 crowd for Azerbaijan’s opening game against Poland. Baku was also a venue for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and hosted the 2014 UEFA Futsal Cup finals.’center_img Phil HaighWednesday 29 May 2019 10:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link103Shares Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trains at the Olympic Stadium (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)In June of 2017, UEFA announced that there were three bids formally submitted to host the 2019 Europa League final, with Seville’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and Vodafone Park in Istanbul being the other two.What we have to go on to see why Azerbaijan beat Spain and Turkey in this race is UEFA’s Evaluation Report which also covered the bids for the Champions League final, Women’s Champions League final and Super Cup.The document praised the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) for producing, ‘a very creative and professional presentation of its vision, concept and anticipated legacy.’There is no mention of the potential issue of Armenian players competing in the final, with UEFA summing up: ‘The AFFA confirms that there are no legal or other constraints that would impact the fulfilment of the host associations’ obligations.’ This is despite UEFA being well aware of tensions as they keep the countries apart in international competition draws.UEFA were satisfied by the travel situation, which entirely comes down to fans traveling into Heydar Aliyev airport, which is 20km outside of Baku.The Evaluation Report stated: ‘Due to its geographical location, most foreign spectators would arrive in Baku by air, resulting in high demand for flights. Heydar Aliyev International Airport is the only international airport within easy reach of Baku. The in and outbound airport capacity meets the requirements. ‘Despite this assessment, The Times reported that the airport’s small capacity of only accommodating 15,000 passengers-per-day was part of the reason that Arsenal and Chelsea were only offered 6,000 tickets each. Advertisementlast_img read more

Gold Coast mega mansion includes a raft of impressive extras

first_img10 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay. 10 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay. 10 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay. Fancy a game of basketball? For the more active residents, there is a pool bordering the waterfront.The entire top floor is dedicated to the master retreat, while the main living and dining area opens to a huge terrace. The ground floor is home to sumptuous living and entertaining areas, taking in the squash court, a wet bar, and a kitchen.The main living and dining areas open on to a huge terrace on the sparkling waterfront. Here, stone creates a smart outdoor venue alongside the 12.5m pool.Vendor Michael Kuhne said it took two-and-a-half years to build his family home — he engaged three architects to complete the build and interior design.Amir Mian and Georgia Baines of Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents are taking the property to auction on January 23 at Palazzo Versace. 10 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoEntertain in style.The Runaway Bay mansion is flanked by deep water at the front and rear of the 2045sq m property and spans four luxurious levels.All levels can be accessed by a glass lift, which opens to an internal grotto with a 7m high waterfall in rocklike feature walls.The house has everything the busy entertainer could want, including a 12-seat surround-sound cinema, a wet bar and 600sq m of balcony and alfresco living. 10 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay.IT’S luxurious, stylish and viewing this home is an unforgettable experience.Welcome to one of the Gold Coast’s most impressive mansions – it’s even got a full-sized squash court that doubles as a basketball court. 10 Shearwater Esplanade, Runaway Bay.last_img read more

Stacy Meyer, Greensburg Boys Basketball

first_imgAnother local coach ends up being very successful back at his own Alma Mater!  Stacy Meyer was a Greensburg High School graduate where he played basketball and baseball 4 years and football for 2.  He continued with his athletics at Hanover College where he played basketball for 4 years and baseball for 2.Stacy was a teacher in the Greensburg School System before he became their Athletic Director.  He has been head coach for the Pirates for 13 years having prior coaching experience as an assistant at Franklin College and then head coach at Southwestern Shelby High School for 2 years and at Whiteland High School for 3.  The Greensburg Pirates have been very successful under Coach Meyer winning the 3A state title twice.Coach Meyer & his wife, Jennie, have been married for 21 years and have twin daughters, Ashlynn and Bailey.  The girls are freshmen in college.last_img read more

Marillyn R. Shaw, 77

first_imgMarillyn R. Shaw, 77 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Majestic Care Nursing Home in North Vernon. Marillyn was born on February 17, 1943 in Decatur County, the daughter of Arthur and Julia (Baylis) Willeford. Marillyn was a 1961 graduate of Greensburg High School and a 1966 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. On July 13, 1968 she married Rev. Stanley Shaw and he preceded her in death on October 24, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her son Timothy Shaw.Marillyn worked for many years as a cashier at Walmart in Greensburg.A graveside service will be held at South Park Cemetery on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11am, following the state guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings. Rev. Chris Stephens will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greensburg United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at read more

Ighalo to dedicate goals to late sister

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Odion Ighalo has vowed to dedicate every Manchester United goal he scores during his loan spell to his sister, who tragically passed away in December. The Nigeria international moved to Old Trafford from Shanghai Shenhua on a short-term deal until the end of the season to ease the injury burden at the club. But despite securing his “dream” move to the club he supported as a boy, Ighalo is still reeling from the tragic loss of his sister, Mary Atole, who died two months ago. The 30-year-old has her name etched on his boots and will wear a white t-shirt underneath his United top with her name written when the club visits Stamford Bridge on Monday night to take on Chelsea. He spoke to The Sun about his pain, saying: “I feel very emotional because it has not really struck me that my sister is gone forever and I am never going to see her again. “Sometimes when I am alone and I just remember her, I have one sharp pain in my heart. “My twin sister, Akhere, will call me, crying, saying she misses her and, sometimes when I am alone, I cry too. “It is a very painful loss but I am trying to be strong as a man.” Mary Atole collapsed in her home in Canada on the morning of December 12, 2019 while getting her children ready for school. She was 43 when she died. Ighalo added: “It was a very painful moment. “She just collapsed and died before the kids could even call for an ambulance. “When the medics arrived, they tried to revive her but she was already gone.” His heartache is shared by Akhere, elder sister Beatrice, brothers Austin and Moses and mother Martina. Ighalo said: “Although she was my older sister, Mary was like a mother to all of us. “Even when I was young she would look after me. “She tried to make everybody happy, make sure everyone was okay.”Tags: Manchester UnitedMary AtoleOdion IghaloOld TraffordShanghai Shenhualast_img read more