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U.S. coal mining jobs fall to near-record low levels

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wyoming Public Media:Coal mine employment in the U.S. has fallen to nearly its lowest level since the industry began reporting it. The industry has lost 2,206 jobs since the start of this year, according to updated data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).The current average number of coal mine employees sits at 52,310. That’s down nearly half from 2012.Taylor Kuykendall, coal reporter for S&P Global Market Intelligence, said there was no big drop in domestic coal production, but it has been steadily declining. “Since late 2016, a lot of that’s been covered up by a boom in export coal markets. That’s starting to go away here in the third quarter,” Kuykendall explained.He added the drop is also connected to the bankruptcy of Blackjewel LLC this summer, which left well over a thousand people jobless nationwide.But Kuykendall explains the problem for coal jobs may continue as the challenge of oversupply with weakened demand remains. A report from Moody’s Investors Service in October showed the Powder River Basin is expected to see a significant drop in production in 2020 with potential mine closures too.“That it might be time to shut down some of those mines. It’s going to be complicated to see which of those mines might see that. Obviously, there’s a good bit of uncertainty in the region right now,” he said, adding there are several new operators along with a merger coming from Arch and Peabody. “It’s hard to tell if they’re thinking about maybe rationalizing some production or if they have no other plans for that part of the basin. I think Arch and Peabody have demonstrated that, if they’re not getting the prices that they want, they will pull back production,” he said.More: U.S. coal job numbers fall close to 2016 levels U.S. coal mining jobs fall to near-record low levelslast_img read more

Cops Probe 3 Armed Home Invasions on Long Island in 3 Days

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau police released this sketch of one of the suspects in the New Cassel case.Authorities are investigating three armed home invasions over President’s Day weekend, including one in which shots were fired and another in which the suspect pretended to be a victim in need of help, Nassau and Suffolk county police said.In the first case, a man knocked on the door of a Mastic home on Mastic Boulevard and told the woman who answered the door that he was hit by a car at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Suffolk police said.When the victim gave him ice for his wound, he pistol-whipped her in the face and stole her jewelry and property before fleeing the scene, police said. The nature of the victim’s injuries were unclear.In the second case, two masked men knocked on the front door of a New Cassel home on 3rd Avenue, displayed handguns and forced their way inside at 10:37 a.m. Monday, Nassau police said.The gunmen forced six victims—two women, a man and three children—into a second floor bedroom, where the assailants demanded cash before being confronted by a second man who returned home, police said.That’s when the gunmen fired a shot, which hit the wall, before they fled with cash and jewelry, police said. The second man then fired a gunshot at the duo as they fled, police said. There were no reported injuries in that case.Then, shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, two masked men armed with a handgun knocked at the back door of a Baldwin home on Fargo Street and forced their way inside when a 29-year-old man answered the door, Nassau police said.The victim struggled with the gunmen, who stole the victim’s wallet before they fled on foot to a dark-colored, four-door sedan that was waiting for them on Seaman Avenue, police said. The getaway car was last seen fleeing northbound on Grand Avenue.The victim, who sustained contusions and abrasions to his head, refused medical attention.The suspects were described as Hispanic men in all three cases. In the first case, the suspect was only described as being in his teens or early 20s. In the second case, one suspect was described as 5-feet tall and the other was described as 6-feet tall.In the third case, the first suspect was described as 6-feet tall, 175 pounds and the second suspect was described as 6-foot, 3-inches tall and 220 pounds. Both were in their 20s wearing black winter hats, black jackets and jeans.Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

Credit bureau Pefindo sees signs of recovery despite increasing bad loans

first_imgTopics : The bureau’s data shows that, as of June, banks made up 16.7 percent of total inquiries this year. In 2019, bank inquiries accounted for 11.8 percent of the total inquiries.The reverse trend was observed in multifinance inquiries, which made up the majority at 74.7 percent as of June this year, compared to 78 percent of the total inquiries last year.The loan disbursement rate among banks grew just 1.49 percent year-on-year in June, much slower than 3.04 percent in May, according to data from the Financial Services Authority (OJK). The government has moved to boost the disbursement by placing Rp 30 trillion (US$2 billion) in state-owned banks in June.However, the credit bureau highlighted an increase in the non-performing loan (NPL) rate among its members. It recorded a 3.61 percent NPL rate in June, up from 3.14 percent in May and 3.2 percent in March.OJK data shows that the banking industry’s NPL rate went up to 3.1 percent in June from 3.01 percent in May. Meanwhile, non-performing financing (NPF) increased to 5.12 percent from 4.41 percent in the same period. The bureau noted that 45.5 percent of debtors were classified as high- and very high-risk as of May this year, versus 41.2 percent last year.Debtors marked low- and very low-risk made up 33.7 percent, compared to 45.3 percent last year.“We saw a rising percentage of debtors within the high-risk to very high-risk categories and a decline within the low- and very low-risk debtors,” Yohanes added. Pefindo Biro Kredit head of research and development Lucky Herviana stated that the increasing trend of high-risk debtors might still continue in the future.“Changes to the risk profile are still very likely to happen,” Lucky said.The credit bureau projected the average growth of credit would be at 2 to 3 percent this year, considering a slowdown in the economy, weak consumption, low foreign investments and the impact of the pandemic.According to the Bank Indonesia Banking Survey published in July, credit growth is expected to slow to 2.5 percent this year, a decrease from 6.1 percent booked in 2019.Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo said on July 16 that loan disbursement was limited due to slowing domestic demand, as banks tried to avoid risks amid heightening debt restructuring. The central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to 4 percent to support the economy. Private credit bureau PT Pefindo Biro Kredit has reported that it sees early signs of loan disbursement recovery due to rising credit inquiries, though it noted an increase in bad loans and high-risk debtors amid the ongoing pandemic.A credit inquiry is a request by an institution for credit report information on a borrower following a credit application.The bureau reported that it saw a surge of more than 100,000 credit inquiries booked in June to over 378,700 inquiries, from a year-low figure of around 263,000 inquiries in May, according to Pefindo Biro Kredit president director Yohanes Arts Abimanyu.center_img It was seen as a positive sign even though it was lower than the figure in the first three months of the year, which exceeded 1 million inquiries each month.“After the large-scale social restrictions [PSBB] were relaxed, several financial institutions started to channel loans, but this was limited, as evident in the credit report inquiries curve going upward,” Yohanes said during a virtual media briefing on Tuesday.The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has depressed the public and businesses’ purchasing power, resulting in cooling loan demand and difficulties in repaying existing loans. The economy contracted 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year.Pefindo Biro Kredit recorded a 0.58 percent month-to-month credit portfolio decrease among its 296 members in June to Rp 3.36 quadrillion, although the figure was still an increase of 3.06 percent from April to May.last_img read more

Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in transfer pursuit of Dayot Upamecano in January

first_imgAdvertisement Upamecano is a long-term target of Arsenal’s (Picture: Getty)Arsenal want Dayot Upamecano to be Mikel Arteta’s first signing and have made transfer funds available to the new Arsenal boss to complete the signing, reports say.Upamecano, 21, is regarded as one of the best centre-backs of his age in Europe and was subject of interest from Arsenal during the summer.RB Leipzig reportedly quoted Arsenal as much as £80million, but the Daily Mail claim the Gunners are ready to make a second approach for the defender.Arteta has demanded two centre-backs be signed in January amid mounting concerns about Arsenal’s current crop of defenders.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Arteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:49FullscreenArteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-loss-arsenal-boss-against-chelsea-2078002/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Calum Chambers also appeared to suffer a serious knee injury, which could keep him sidelined for the rest of the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal’s collapse against Chelsea in the closing stages of the local derby highlighted the need for defensive reinforcements.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 CityClub chiefs want to back Arteta in his first window in charge and believe they can convince Leipzig to sell at a knockdown price.Upamecano has 18 months left on his current deal and Arsenal think they could snap up the Frenchman for just £40m.After the injury to Chambers, Arteta admitted the club would now re-evaluate their transfer plans for January. Chambers faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines if his knee injury is serious (Picture: Getty)‘We will discuss in the next few days, internally, where we can improve the squad,’ Arteta said after the game.‘Because at the moment we have a lot of injuries like I said.‘Some of them might be long term as well, so we have to adapt the plan.’ Coral BarryMonday 30 Dec 2019 11:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.7kShares Arsenal to back Mikel Arteta in transfer pursuit of Dayot Upamecano in Januarylast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Three Bills Into Law

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Three Bills Into Law Bill Signing,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today signed three bills into law. The following pieces of legislation are now law:Act 17 – Senate Bill 284 sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker amends Title 75 (Vehicles) which will provide for special motorcycle plates related to veterans. Specifically, this will allow an honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, to obtain a special registration plate designating the motorcycle belongs to a person who is a veteran.Act 18 – Senate Bill 285 sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker amends the Military and Veterans Code to require that the Veterans’ Trust Fund include amounts payable to the fund for special license plates for veterans.Act 19 – Senate Bill 438 sponsored by Senator Donald White designates a bridge on a portion of State Route 982 over the Loyalhanna Creek, Westmoreland County, as the Lance Corporal Joseph E. Roble Memorial Bridge. July 08, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Burbank home with pool in the middle up for sale

first_imgThe office area has a man cave off it.The property has a “man cave” off the office, and a granny flat upstairs with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. There is also a gym, spa and sauna in the same complex at the property. The shower is one-of-a-kind.It, too, opens out to the pool, but has an ensuite with a freestanding bath and shower behind a tiled feature wall. The main bedroom also opens to the pool.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Every bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, but the master suite is set on the opposite side of the house from the others. The pool is the feature of the house.Owner Jon Kelly said the pool was one of his favourite areas.“The pool is built into the centre of the house and almost every room opens to it,” Mr Kelly said.“It’s really great.”The single-level home has parquet floors and in the kitchen there are marble benchtops and a walk-in pantry which is almost as big as a bedroom. The property has a hardstand and six-bay industrial shed.For horse lovers there are 1.6ha of fenced equine yards and paddocks, along with two stables serviced by two water tanks.There are also horse trails in the adjoining national parks.Mr Kelly said in the three years they had lived at the property, they had thrown many parties.“We’re always entertaining whether it’s a barbecue or something else with friends and family,” he said.“It’s a good party house.” Almost all doors open out to the pool at the 1565 Mount Cotton Rd, Burbank, home.GLISTENING blue water can be seen from almost every room at this Burbank house.The 1656 Mount Cotton Rd home is set in a U-shape, with a pool enclosed in the middle. The living spaces are open and have parquet floors.The 4ha property would be perfect for those wanting to run a trucking or transport business, with a separate office, a six-bay industrial shed and hardstand at the property.“I think the fact you can run a business from here and still maintain a separate lifestyle here is really handy,” Mr Kelly said.last_img read more

German, Swiss and Austrian investors report spike in ESG investments

first_imgAustrian asset owners mainly used excluson criteria and ‘best in class’ approachesFor Austria, FNG reported a significant level of best-in-class investment approaches, only rivalled by exclusion-based strategies. Both approaches were applied to almost all sustainable investments surveyed for the report.Pinner said: “Well-done best-in-class approaches amount to a detailed sustainability analysis of an industry.”He added: “In many cases ESG-integration is the strategy used by asset managers approaching sustainable investments for the first time.”However, Pinner emphasised that with all styles the most important aspect was how they were applied and how the data behind them was analysed. “Depending on how it is done it can be very profound or very superficial,” he said.Across the DACH region, carbon has become the most-applied exclusion criteria this year. Pinner put this down to the general rise in climate awareness but added that social criteria such as human rights and labour rights consistently remained on investor’s exclusion lists. Different stylesThe report tracked the application of various ESG investment approaches, including exclusion criteria, best-in-class, norm-based screening, engagement, ESG integration, shareholder voting, impact investment and themed sustainability funds.The application of these styles varied from country to country, but Pinner said “very often several of these approaches are combined” by investors or asset managers. German investors preferred exclusion-based approaches to ESG investingThroughout the region, ESG integration and norm-based screenings saw the highest growth by assets, almost doubling the volume of assets invested according to those styles year-on-year.In Germany, exclusions were still the most widely used approach, applied to more than half of all sustainable investments in the country. Norm-based screening, ESG-integration and engagement were applied to around €100bn of sustainable investments.In Switzerland, ESG-integration and norm-based screening took the lead, being applied to almost €200bn and €175bn respectively.In all three countries impact investment and sustainable-themed funds were at the bottom of the list, with only minor levels of application. Total 158€474bn Austria 23€21bn Germany 58€233bncenter_img Switzerland 77€219bn The former amounted to just over €2.8bn, with this figure having grown by 6% year-on-year.  Credit: Erich Westendarp Switzerland accounted for 77 investors and €219bn of assets in FNG’s surveyAcross the DACH region, the volume invested in sustainable investment funds increased more significantly than that in specialist investment mandates for institutional investments.Investment funds amounted to €223.6bn (up by 88%), while mandates accounted for €162.6bn (up by 38%). The remainder was invested by specialist banks or in individual client portfolios. Overall, institutional investors made up by far the largest share of institutional investors in the sustainable segment.The growth of sustainable investment in the DACH region (€bn)Chart MakerAt a press conference in Vienna, Wolfgang Pinner, head of FNG Austria, pointed out the increase was also down to the fact that more and larger institutional investors – mainly from the insurance sector – took part in the survey this year.FNG’s latest annual sustainable investment market report is available here (in German).Source: FNG surveyCountry Investors surveyed Assets  The total volume of sustainable investments increased across Germany, Austria and Switzerland over the course of 2018, according to research from the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG).FNG, which promotes sustainable investment in the DACH region, surveyed more than 150 investors and found that the application of ESG-integration and norm-based screening approaches surged significantly over the whole region when compared with the organisation’s previous report.The survey showed an overall increase in the volume of sustainably invested assets by 50% to more than €474bn. In the report, FNG differentiated between sustainable and responsible investments: responsible investments were defined as industry entities adhering to certain standards at a company level, while sustainable investments were defined as products with ESG investment standards set down in writing.last_img read more

Kath’s Story (The Warkworth Baker)

first_imgIn 2018, Warkworth baker Kath received a request to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Due to her personal beliefs, and because she wanted to follow the integrity of her heart, she politely refused.What followed was a couple of days of intense media coverage and ‘hate speech’ messages on her social media accounts and website which were personal and nasty. Some of the threats were physical and her home address was published.But then she ‘regained her backbone’…See the important message she has for all of us who believe in traditional marriage and want to follow the ‘integrity of our heart’. #FreeToBelievelast_img

Thunderstorms Moving Through Region Overnight

first_imgBATESVILLE — A line of showers and storms are moving through the region late Tuesday night. The overnight hours may feature watches and warnings issued across Southeast Indiana by the National Weather Service.A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued in Rush County around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday. More are likely to follow.Forecasters are telling us the main threats are damaging winds, potential hail, flooding and heavy rainfall.A watch means severe weather is possible during the next few hours, while a warning means that severe weather has been observed, or is expected soon.We’re tracking the storms this evening and will immediately report any severe weather impacting our listening area and beyond.last_img

Karl Companies continue IMCA support with post-season, Super Nationals awards

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Karl Companies continue IMCA sponsorship in a milestone 2018 race season.Twenty-year sponsor Karl Performance, the Des Moines, Iowa-based engine builder, Billy Moyer Victory Race Cars manufacturer and high performance parts retailer, gives $50 gift cards to top five drivers in national Hobby Stock, Southern SportMod and Sport Compact point standings.And Karl Chevrolet, the new and pre-owned automotive dealership located in Ankeny, Iowa, returns as title sponsor for IMCA’s Northern SportMod division for a 13th consecutive season, furnishing a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national standings.“The IMCA racing community has been the heart of our circle track business for decades and we are happy to work together with IMCA another year to bring about another great year of racing for our customers,” said Marketing Director Clint Quesinberry.All Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact drivers are required to display two Karl decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund checks, which will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.The Karl Companies also continue one of the most prominent slate of awards at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Modified, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock champions who win Super Nationals championships with crate motors receive a new GM 604 or 602 crate from Karl Chevrolet.More information is available at the www.karlchevrolet.com or www.karlperformance.com websites.“Karl has been the face of our Northern SportMod division for well over a decade and that will continue in 2018,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Their support is crucial to the development of the division and we are proud to work with the number one retailer of new and used cars and trucks in America.”last_img read more