EIA: U.S. coal production expected to fall by 72 million tons in 2019

December 31, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgEIA: U.S. coal production expected to fall by 72 million tons in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The federal government’s short-term outlook on energy once again trimmed expectations for future coal production from the U.S.U.S. coal production decreased by about 19 million tons, or 2%, to 756 million tons in 2018 compared to the prior year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration wrote in its April short-term energy outlook. Coal production is forecast to continue to fall as domestic consumption and export demand are expected to decline through 2020.More than 7 GW of coal-fired generation is expected to retire by the end of 2020, contributing to a wave of recent retirements as electricity generators transition to other fuels. Coal production is expected to decline 9% to 684 million tons in 2019 before falling another 6% to 640 million tons in 2020. The forecast numbers are already significantly lower than the EIA’s March forecast when the outlook suggested coal production would fall to 695 million tons in 2019 before declining to 664 million tons in 2020.About 10% of U.S. coal-fired generation will be retired between 2018 and 2023, Moody’s Investors Service wrote in a January note to investors, adding that recent policy actions are not enough to reverse that trend.“Export opportunities for U.S. coal producers support free cash flow generation at least through 2019, but will diminish in the medium term,” the Moody’s note said. “U.S. coal producers’ export economics depend on relatively high pricing and would be much less profitable in an environment of lower prices, since they are far from their export markets.”The EIA forecast that exports of metallurgical and steam coal will decline in 2019 and 2020.More ($): EIA’s monthly energy outlook trims near-term coal production forecast againlast_img read more

BiH’s Football Team to gather Today in Vienna ahead of Two important Matches

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) football team will meet today in Vienna ahead of upcoming matches with Austria and Spain.Robert Prosinecki, head coach of BiH’s team, should have available at players he counted on in the previous two games, except for Asmir Begovic, who injured leg and Goran Zakaric who injured his shoulder.A subsequent call was sent to Kenan Piric from Maribor.Earlier in November, Prosinecki announced a list of names of the players he has called for the upcoming matches against Austria and Spain.On November 15th at the Ernst-Happel Stadium in Vienna, BiH national team will be a guest to the selection of Austria within UEFA’s League of Nations. Three days later, there will be a friendly match with Spain at the Gran Canaria Stadium in Las Palmas.The list includes 24 players, namely: Ibrahim Šehić (Erzurumspor), Asmir Begović (Bournemouth) and Vedran Kjosevski (Željezničar) as goalkeepers. Ognjen Vranješ (Anderlecht), Toni Šunjić (Dinamo Moskva), Ermin Bičakčić (Hoffenheim), Ervin Zukanović (Genoa), Eldar Ćivić (Sparta Prag) and Bojan Nastić (Genk) as defense.Amer Gojak (Dinamo Zagreb), Muhamed Bešić (Everton/Middlesbrough), Gojko Cimirot (Standard Liege), Miralem Pjanić (Juventus), Elvis Sarić (Suwon Bluewings), Rade Krunić (Empoli), Goran Zakarić (Partizan), Haris Duljević (Dynamo Dresden), Edin Višća (Basaksehir), Deni Milošević (Konyaspor) and Sanjin Prcić (Levante) as midfielders.Edin Džeko (Roma), Kenan Kodro (Copenhagen), Rijad Bajić (Basaksehir) and Ermedin Demirović (Sochaux) as forwards.In Group 4 of the UEFA Nations League, BiH is ranked first with a maximum of nine points, the other is Austria with three, while Northern Ireland has zero points.Match with Austria will start at 20:45 in Vienna, while in the Las Palmas, the match will start at 19:45. Gathering the Dragons is planned for November 12th  in Vienna.last_img read more

Family of boy left on school bus in Palm Beach County gets $200,000 settlement

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBack in 2015, a 7-year-old boy with autism was left on a school bus for more than five hours.According to, The Palm Beach Post the family of the boy will receive $200,000 from Palm Beach County public schools.Officials say the boy hopped on the bus to head to school, and he remained on the bus even after the bus driver returned to the bus depot. A mechanic found him.last_img

Evergreen’s Foundation Forms New Association for Alumni and Friends

August 6, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSubmitted by The Evergreen State College A new organization formed earlier this month to promote the long term success of The Evergreen State College, its students and alumni.  The Associated Alumni and Friends of Evergreen is part of The Evergreen State College Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building an outstanding future for EvergreenEvergreen has graduated more than 40,000 students since it opened in 1971, but the new association is not limited to alumni, and members will be able to lend their voices to pressing issues, advocate on behalf of the college, network with each other, mentor students and recent graduates and attend special events. Members make a small donation to join, but they can also support Evergreen financially at higher levels, particularly during the year-end giving season, as the 2014 tax year draws to a close.The association is open to anyone who cares about Evergreen, said Glen Kriekenbeck, a 1989 Evergreen graduate and a passionate supporter of the new association. As Committee Chair on Alumni and Friends for the Foundation’s Board of Governors, Kriekenbeck acknowledged that, “advocacy is the first and key part of the association,” but that, “networking, mentoring, recruitment and philanthropy are all part of the larger vision.” The previous Evergreen Alumni Association operated as part of the college rather than part of the nonprofit Foundation.In his meetings with alumni in Washington and across the country, Kriekenbeck said he has been, “amazed,” at the value Evergreen’s core ideas have brought to its graduates’ professional lives.  “A wine maker and a coffee buyer both emphasized how important it is to understand the effect of local land use policy on the resulting crop and end product,” he said. Another alumnus, a software developer, mentioned his graphic design training at Evergreen helped him visualize structures in code and present to end users. He hopes that the new association will encourage such dialogue and provide support to students and more recent graduates. But Kriekenbeck noted that, “Evergreen is not just about learning to support your vocation; it’s about learning to be in relationship with each other and society.”To that end, he hopes the new group will be a connector “between our friends and graduates, the college and the wider community.” Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

UPSTART BOLO FIRES FRESH & DEFEATS FAVORED OBVIOUSLY BY A NECK IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES; PRAT & GAINES TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.09

August 2, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBOLO TO CONSIDER SURFACE SWITCH TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON MARCH 12 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful a year ago, 4-year-old Bolo proved himself a nationally prominent turf horse Saturday at Santa Anita, as he ran down heavily favored Obviously late to take the Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes by a neck under Flavien Prat. Trained by Carla Gaines and idle since July 4, Bolo negotiated one mile on turf in 1:33.09 and is now undefeated in three tries over the Santa Anita lawn.A measured second, two lengths off the favorite past the half mile pole, Bolo got outside pressure from eventual third place finisher Om going to the far turn, shook him off turning for home and gradually wore down Obviously to win going away at the wire.“I couldn’t watch at the end,” said Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool, on behalf of the ownership of Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack, LLC. “I couldn’t watch, but it was unbelievable. Carla did just an incredible job, incredible. Her patience over a seven month period drives me crazy, but then in one day, it all comes together.”Off at 7-1 in a field of five older horses, Bolo paid $17.40, $7.20 and $3.00. A Kentucky-bred colt by Temple City, he notched his fourth win from nine starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his earnings to $408,700.“You have to be closer on the turf the way it’s playing, so it worked out well,” said Prat, who rode Bolo for the first time. “I knew the pace was already fast (set by Obviously; 22.70, 45.67, 1:09.13 and 1:20.99) but I had to get out and go (around the far turn) because Obviously was still in front of me. When I came up next to Obviously, he picked it back up…but I knew Bolo can get the distance and in the end, Obviously came back to us.”Although all four of his career wins have come on turf, Brackpool left the door open for a possible return to dirt in the mile and a quarter $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12.“It seems like every other horse I hear about is being considered for Dubai,” he said. “So we’ve got lots of options.”As for Gaines, she was obviously pleased with the way Bolo came back running off the bench.“The horse had a terrific trip,” she said. “All I told Flavien was to let him break and find his place in the race. I felt he’d be sitting right behind the leaders and he would still have a kick home. That’s exactly what happened. I’m just so thrilled…Did I think he was going to get there? I’m not sure. I was screaming very loud.”Irish-bred Obviously, one of America’s best turf milers dating back to 2012, was cutting back in distance from a mile and one eighth and appeared to have things his own way on the lead.“He settled great and he ran really well,” said Mike Smith, who was aboard the 8-year-old for the first time in the Arcadia. “They went in (one) thirty three to beat us. That’s pretty impressive. I wouldn’t say the this track favors speed, but…He just got run down today.”Off at 4-5, Obviously paid $3.00 and $2.10.Om, who came off a rousing win here in the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) on Dec. 26, sat a comfortable third early with Gary Stevens and went after the top two going to the far turn, but proved third best. The second choice at 8-5, he paid $2.10 to show.last_img read more