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Blackjewel files for bankruptcy, sends workers home from two Powder River Basin coal mines

first_imgBlackjewel files for bankruptcy, sends workers home from two Powder River Basin coal mines FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Two coal mines in Wyoming closed and sent 700 workers home Monday afternoon after their owner filed for bankruptcy, the latest blow to a region that has been battered by an economic downturn in the fossil fuel sector.Blackjewel LLC, which operates Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines near Gillette, sent the workers home after a bank denied the company $20 million in financing to continue operations during bankruptcy proceedings, CEO Jeffery Hoop said.Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr are the fourth- and sixth-largest producing coal mines in the country. The sudden closure hearkens back to March 2016, when two nearby mines laid off more than 460 workers, touching off economic shock waves that are still being felt in the Powder River Basin today.Blackjewel owes at least $500 million in liabilities, including about $6 million owed to employees, according to court documents. Its financial problems, along with much of the coal sector, come amid increased competition from natural gas and renewables. “The ripple effect of this bankruptcy might be felt severely (by) Wyoming taxpayers and vendors,” said Clark Williams-Derry, director of energy finance at Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based environmental think tank. “And the millions upon millions of dollars Campbell (County) is owed, they might not get.”Blackjewel is the fifth coal producer in Wyoming to file for bankruptcy in recent years. Bristol, Tennessee-based Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy in 2015, followed by Peabody Energy and Arch Coal in 2016. Westmoreland Coal, which operates the Kemmerer Mine in southwest Wyoming, filed for bankruptcy in October. In May, Cloud Peak Energy declared bankruptcy. The coal giant owns the Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines in the Powder River Basin.More: Two Wyoming coal mines close, send 700 workers home after bankruptcy filinglast_img read more


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Export and Analyze Social Media Analytics With Export.ly

first_imgRelated Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… In the case of Facebook, the charts offer data similar to what’s featured in Facebook Insights, including Fan page activity, user engagement, comments per post and top posts. It can also export email header data from Gmail and Google Apps accounts: recipient names, email addresses, subject lines and datestamps. This report is not as immediately useful as the social media data, but it can still be interesting to play with.In addition to formatted Excel spreadsheets, the data can be exported as plain text CSV files, which is comparably useful, if not anywhere near as elegant-looking. You can still sort the data in various ways; It’s just not as pretty. Generating reports from Export.ly is free up to a certain number of data points. It will analyze up to 10,000 Twitter followers or Facebook posts at no charge, but after that there’s a per-export charge, depending on the size. Large reports can get as pricey as $250 per export. The spreadsheets are in Microsoft’s infamous .xslx format, so it won’t work with older versions of Excel. Export.ly recommends Excel 2007 or higher for Windows and 2008 or higher for Mac. In our testing, we tried opening these files in Excel 2004 for Mac with the Open XML Converter, to no avail. Export.ly comes to us from SimplyMeasured, the company that created RowFeeder, another social media analysis tool. john paul titlow Tags:#biz#Reviews 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Anybody who wrangles analytics data for a living knows what a pain it can be to get a handle on social media metrics. Different sources offer different metrics in different formats, and even Twitter’s official real-time analytics dashboard is not yet publicly available. Export.ly is a new Web app that aims to ease some of that pain by giving social marketers the means to export data from Twitter, Facebook and email into a Excel spreadsheet or CSV file. The beauty of Export.ly is in its richly formatted, colorful charts and graphs, which are built into the Excel spreadsheets it exports. For Twitter, the charts break down the data about one’s followers that is publicly accessible on their user profiles: location, time zone, number of followers, number of tweets, user description, Website URL, and others. It breaks some down by percentage, so you can get an idea of how many of your followers themselves have over 1,000 followers, for example. last_img read more


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Korea spoils Gilas bid

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “We shot, what, 1-for-65 from three-point range? You can’t beat a quality team like Korea by shooting that way,” coach Chot Reyes said, though there was very little trace of bitterness on his part after the Filipinos lost for the first time in the last four nights for 3-2 overall.“I thought we played a terrific game. The effort that the players gave out was incredible,” he said. “And we held that (Korean) team to 83, a lot of them off free throws at garbage time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“That would have been enough (for us to win),” he went on as Korea nonetheless improved to 4-1 and tied Canada at the top. “We just couldn’t make our shots.”The exact shooting clip that Reyes was looking for was 1-for-26, with only Jio Jalalon making the longPhilippine triple. “Had we made just four, we could have won that game.” FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress TAIPEI – With its outside guns jamming at the wrong time, in the wrong game, Gilas Pilipinas on Wednesday night couldn’t climb out of a deep hole it dug itself in and all but bowed out of the title chase in the Jones Cup Invitational.A night after their championship aspirations got a much-needed shot-in-the-arm from a bitter rival, the Filipinos fired duds practically all night against South Korea and went down, 83-72 that left the Koreans tied for the lead at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Reyes ‘very proud’ of Gilas’ effort in loss to Korea2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 The Koreans and the Canadian slug it out in the 1 p.m. contest, with the Philippines taking the floor at 5 p.m. against Iraq.A win by the Koreans would basically leave Chinese Taipei A as the last stumbling block to the championship, with that match to happen on the final day on Sunday.Tournament format calls for the team with the best record to win the title after one round, and the Philippines got the boost it needed on Tuesday night after the Taiwanese clipped the Canadians, 89-86.Hope of winning the title via the backdoor – since the Filipinos got a sound drubbing from the Canadians in the inaugural – was short-lived because of the loss.The scores:SOUTH KOREA 83 – Oh 14, Lee J. 14, Choi 11, Heo 11, Kim SH 8, Lim 6, Lee SH 6, Heo 6, Lee JH 5, Jeon 0, Kim 0.GILAS PILIPINAS 72 – Jalalon 18, Myers 18, Standhardinger 16, Ravena 8, Parks 4, Wright 4, Cruz 2, Pogoy 2, Belo 0, Tomonia 0, Ferrer 0, Jose 0.Quarters: 20-16, 42-37, 66-51, 83-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PBA: Phelps tows Phoenix past Kia MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Jalalon finished with 18 points in just over 13 minutes of work, while Mike Myers had 18 and 17 rebounds despite going 8-for-15 from the free throw line.Next up for the Filipinos is Iraq, and though the title could be well out of reach, Gilas is not expected to slow down one bit with the core of this team being whipped into fierce shape by Reyes for the Southeast Asian Games late next month.Matthew Wright, after shooting at least 14 points in each of the last three victories for the Filipinos, went 0-fot-7 from beyond the arc after making nine in the last two games. He finished with just four points, far from breaching twin digits.The Filipinos trailed big at the start of the second half before making a game out of it, 69-73, heading into the final two minutes after a Myers slam.But Oh Se-keun, a long time member of the Korean national team, hit two straight short stabs that put it out of reach as Korea gathered the momentum it needs going into its critical battle with Canada 150 also on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


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Highly-touted Robert Bolick says ‘hateful messages’ from bashers fuel his fire

first_img“Of course, I’m happy and at the same time it’s challenging because everyone of these draftees are talented and every one of them wants to show their skills,” said Bolick. “This is the best thing about basketball because you’re all competing and everything’s a challenge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m reading a lot of articles and there are a lot of people who are angry at me and they don’t know that I’m actually really happy to read those comments,” said Bolick in Filipino during the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.“The best is when people are sending hateful messages because I feel that there are still things that I have to work on. Another thing I do is read those comments before I train and I just can feel the satisfaction when I’m fatigued because I felt that I let out a lot of steam.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBolick, who stands at 6-foot-1, is poised to become a top three pick like NCAA rival CJ Perez, who played for Lyceum, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. who has a wealth of experience after playing in the ABL and the NBA Summer League.Nevertheless, the former Red Lion is relishing the position he’s in knowing that the pressure of becoming a potential top three pick makes him one of the most coveted talents in the Draft. Potential top pick CJ Perez draws inspiration from first born ahead of PBA Draft Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Robert Bolick doesn’t concern himself with the negative opinions of others, but what he does though is use those hateful comments and channel it into his workouts.The former San Beda star and three-time NCAA champion, is busy readying himself for the upcoming PBA Draft and he’s using the ill-will on social media to fuel his workouts.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more


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Manny Pacquiao wants knockout vs Adrien Broner

first_imgManny Pacquiao doesn’t want to leave anything to chance against American challenger Adrien Broner in their welterweight title fight on January 19 in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 40-year-old Pacquiao is keen on scoring a KO after coming off a stoppage win over Lucas Matthysse last July.Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division champion, went back to training on Sunday (Manila time) a day after taking a breather. He split eight rounds of sparring against Arnold Gonzalez and George Kambosos Jr. and did four rounds of mitts with Freddie Roach in his afternoon session at Wild Card Gym.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Pacquiao, who is defending his WBA belt, isn’t planning on going the distance with his sight set on a decisive victory and an impressive showing in his first fight in the US since 2016.Manny Pacquiao, right, lands a punch on Arnold Gonzalez during sparring at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMy @WBABoxing welterweight world title defense against @AdrienBroner is 14 days away. I am training hard for a knockout victory. It is great to be back in the U.S. and fighting at @MGMGrandGarden. @PBC @TGBPromotions @ShowtimeBoxing @SHOSports @AXS #PacquiaoBroner pic.twitter.com/hm2CjDiVJiFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 5, 2019 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Chot Reyes denies being part of TNT ‘in any official capacity’ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


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Man in hospital after exchange of fire with Iqaluit RCMP

first_img(RCMP at the scene. APTN Photo)APTN National NewsIQALUIT-An Iqaluit man who exchanged gunfire with police Wednesday is in hospital, RCMP said in a statement.Iqaluit RCMP said there was an “exchange of fire” with an armed man in the early morning hours.The man, who was carrying a rifle and aimed it at officers, fled after his face-off with police. He was later found by police found bleeding from the chest.The man was taken to Qikitaani General Hospital where he is in stable but critical condition.The RCMP initially responded to a report of gunshots when they encountered the man.A second man is also in hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries related to the incident, RCMP said.More details are expected at a press conference later this afternoon.last_img


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The Latest Brazil causes roadblocks at UN climate talks

first_imgKATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):4:30 p.m.Attempts by developed nations at the U.N. climate talks in Poland to create watertight rules for international carbon emissions trading have prompted new, last-minute demands from Brazil.Officials say the closing meeting at the U.N. climate talks has been delayed until 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) Saturday, prompting a collective groan from delegates.Negotiators from almost 200 countries appeared close to clinching a deal Saturday on the rules that will govern the 2015 Paris climate accord, after two weeks of intense negotiations in Poland.The most recent draft agreement published by the Polish official chairing the meeting set out most of the terms under which countries must report their greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to cut them.Language on increasing efforts to curb climate change was postponed until a U.N. summit in New York in September.___9 a.m.A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.The 2015 Paris Agreement was a landmark moment in international diplomacy, bringing together governments with vastly different views to tackle the common threat of global warming. But while the accord set a headline target of keeping average global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) — or 1.5 C (2.7 F) if possible — much of the fine print was left unfinished.The meeting in Poland’s southern city of Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases — a key factor in man-made climate change — and the efforts they’re taking to reduce them. Poor countries also wanted assurances on financial support to help them cut emissions, adapt to inevitable changes such as sea level rise and pay for damage that’s already happened.n?The Associated Presslast_img read more


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Members of EC not supposed to be clones of each other CEC

first_imgNew Delhi: Against the backdrop of Commissioner Ashok Lavasa recusing himself from model code violation cases till his dissents are recorded on orders, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora Saturday said members of the panel are not supposed to be “clones” of each other and divergence of views was natural.On a day Lavasa’s decision to recuse from model code of conduct complaints became public, the EC said the ‘full commission’ would meet on May 21 to discuss the issue of dissent and “related matters”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadIn an unprecedented move, Arora came out with a statement on the differences coming out in open, saying the episode was “unsavoury” and “avoidable”. When contacted, Lavasa said the issue was an “internal matter” and he would like to offer no comment. In his statement, Arora said that in the last meeting of the Commission on May 14, it was “unanimously” decided to form groups to deliberate the issues which arose in the course of conduct of Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi”Out of the 13 issues/areas which were identified, model code of conduct is one of them,” he said. “The three members of ECI are not expected to be template or clones of each other. There have been so many times in the past when there has been a vast diversion of views as it can and should be. But the same largely remained within the confines of ECI,” Arora said. He said the differences have come out in the past when a former commissioner or CEC has written a book mentioning details. The law governing poll panel’s functioning states that preference should be for a unanimous view, but provide for a majority ruling in the absence of unanimity. In a strongly-worded letter to Arora on May 4, Lavasa is learnt to have said that he is being forced to stay away from the meetings of the full commission since minority decisions are not being recorded. He is learnt to have said that his participation in the meeting is “meaningless” as his dissent remained unrecorded. He had said that his notes on the need for transparency have not been responded to so he has decided to stay away from model code related complaints. He is learnt to have written to the CEC on three occasions. The EC’s legal division had opined that dissent cannot be recorded on decisions as model code violations are not part of a quasi judicial hearing where all the three — the CEC and two fellow commissioners sign. The majority view is conveyed to the parties concerned. The dissent remains recorded in the file only and not made public. Lavasa had dissented in some of the 11 decisions EC took on complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for alleged model code violations. The two were given a clean chit in all the decisions. Arora lamented that the report on Lavasa’s decision not to take part in model code related issues came at a time when the poll watchdog is gearing up for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and counting of votes.last_img read more


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Maoist attack in Jharkhand 3 cops injured

first_imgRanchi: Three policemen were injured in a Maoist attack in Seraikela district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said. Members of the banned Left-wing extremist group detonated landmines and then fired indiscriminately on a police bus in Hudanga village. The police personnel were on their way to the Suru irrigation project and dam when the attack took place. The injured policemen were rushed to a Jamshedpur hospital.last_img


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Select untested Ohio State players set to make Buckeye debut

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAs Ohio State prepares for its season opener against the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, some players are preparing for their first taste of college football.While the Buckeyes return seven starters on defense, including all four across the defensive line, OSU returns just four starters on offense.One of those returning starters, senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, said although the Buckeyes are more inexperienced, it will create opportunities for young players to step up.“The difference I would say, from this year compared to last, is obviously our depth,” Spencer said Monday. “With as many playmakers as we have on the offense and on defense — but more specifically offense — we’re going to find ways to get people the ball.”One of those players will be touching the ball every play, as redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett is set to make his first career start in place of senior quarterback Braxton Miller, who will miss the season because of a shoulder injury.Spencer said while he feels bad for Miller, he is not worried about the offense operating under Barrett.“It’s definitely a change. But I mean at the same time, all throughout camp J.T. and both (redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones) have been getting so many reps with the ones,” Spencer said. “They’ve been throwing the ball so much all throughout camp, and really all throughout the offseason that it’s not that much of a transition for us just because that’s what we’ve been going through.”OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said while Barrett might not be a Big Ten Player of the Year candidate right now, Herman is sure of the quarterback situation.“I am very confident,” Herman said Wednesday. “I think J.T. has had an excellent camp. Cardale has actually had his best week as a Buckeye this week.”Herman went on to say he thinks there are other teams in the nation that would envy having a player like Barrett or Jones under center.“I would think there are a lot of schools right now that would take our scenario over what they got,” he said.Despite Spencer and Herman’s praise for Jones, coach Urban Meyer said there isn’t a plan in place for Jones to come in Saturday and take playing time away from Barrett.Not only does the quarterback position feature a freshman starter, the Buckeye defense will likely start at least two freshmen, and others are also expected to see the field.OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said Wednesday that although the defense is young, he is excited to see how the group performs in what is, for some of them, their first taste of college football action.“We got a lot of youth, and sometimes with youth, you are not exactly sure how they act or respond at the start,” Fickell said. “We know that we want to play 19 to 20 guys.”Among that group will likely be redshirt-freshmen cornerbacks Eli Apple and Gareon Conley and highly-recruited freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.Fickell said both Apple and Conley, who are listed as co-starters for week one, have shown they are worthy of playing time in practice, but added he is nervous about sending them out on the field Saturday.“Now you are looking at two guys who are young. We’ve seen what they can do, we love who they are, we love what they have done throughout camp. We are not sure how they will do in front of 80,000 people,” Fickell said. “That is one of those things that keeps you laying awake at night.”The young Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more