U.S. Cuts 2016 Coal Production Outlook FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Molly Christian for SNL:The U.S. government cut its coal production outlook for 2016 as the year began with the lowest monthly production total since July 1983.The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that domestic coal production totaled 59 million tons in January, a 7% decline versus the prior month. The government agency expects that U.S. coal production will total 834 million tons in 2016, a 2.2% decline versus the prior outlook and a 6.4% decline versus the prior-year total of 890 million tons. For 2017, the EIA expects that coal production will rise 0.9% to 841 million tons, a 0.3% decline versus the prior outlook.The government agency expects the Interior region to account for 20% of domestic production in 2016 and 2017, up from 13% of production a decade ago, as production declines at a slower rate than that of the Appalachian and Western regions.“This increase in share reflects the [Interior] region’s growing competitive advantages compared with other U.S. coal-producing regions, [including] higher heat content, closer proximity to major markets than Western region coal, and lower mining costs than Appalachia-produced coal,” the report said.Meanwhile, the EIA expects power-sector coal demand will remain flat as increased demand resulting from rising natural gas prices is offset by growing renewables penetration of the power market and coal plant retirements. The government agency projects that power-sector coal demand will slide 0.1% to 746 million tons in 2016, a 0.9% decline versus the prior outlook, before recovering 0.5% in 2017 to 750 million tons, up 0.9% versus the prior outlook.Full articlee ($): US government trims coal production outlook, projects demand to remain flat
Arsenal’s new signings have come to win the Premier League, says Brazil legend Cafu Metro Sport ReporterThursday 24 Sep 2020 3:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link706Shares Advertisement Comment Gabriel and Willian are enjoying life so far at Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Brazil legend Cafu believes new Arsenal signings Gabriel and Willian have joined the club with the intention of winning the Premier League and they have a chance to do just that.Gabriel arrived from Lille and Willian from Chelsea as part of manager Mikel Arteta’s significant overhaul of the squad this summer, which is still ongoing with the transfer window closing on 5 October.Things have started well for the new arrivals, with the Gunners winning both their first two Premier League matches of the season and progressing to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a victory over Leicester on Wednesday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe target for Arteta’s side this season will be to regain a spot in the Premier League top four and return to the Champions League, but Cafu believes his Brazilian compatriots will be aiming higher than that.ADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners may have only finished eighth in the table last season, but Cafu believes they should be targeting the title thanks to their new signings.‘Two great players, I am a fan of both Gabriel and Willian,’ Cafu told Laureus.com via the Sun. ‘Willian already stood out in the Brazilian team, in the games he played, and stood out at Chelsea.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 City‘Gabriel stood out and continues to impress. I think they are two players who really will perform very well at Arsenal.‘They are players who came, not only to add value, they came to win the Premier League.’Arsenal have a tough task to extend their unbeaten record this season on Monday night as they travel to take on the Premier League champions, Liverpool, at Anfield.MORE: Ian Wright wishes Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek had joined Arsenal insteadMORE: Arsenal target Chelsea midfielder JorginhoFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
The Batesville Bulldog Cross Country team opened up their 2018 season with a new race added to their schedule…they traveled over two hours and competed in the Valley Kickoff Meet in Terre Haute at the LaVern Gibson NCAA Championship Course, which also happens to be the high school State Course. There were 18 teams competing in the girls race and 19 for the boys. This meet was not scored as a team, but only individuals were recognized. They gave awards to the top 20.Batesville had 4 individuals place in the top 20 with Ean Loichinger crowned as the champion of the boys race. Ean dominated from the very beginning and held on to his lead down the home stretch, winning by 5 seconds and coming through in a time of 16:28. Congratulations Ean!!! Also placing in the top 20 for the boys was Adam Moster at 17th, 17:38. Other runners for the Bulldogs were: Joshua Myers, 34th, Benjamin Moster, 46th, Adam Hollowell, 67th, Dillan Murray, 82nd, Nathan Villani, 127th and Charlie Laymon, 167th. On the girls side, the Bulldogs also had 2 girls placing in the top 20. Lily Pinckley led the dogs at 10th place (20:52) followed closely by Liz Loichinger at 12th (21:19). Other runners for the girls were: Trysta Vierling, 40th, Sarah Ripperger, 42nd, Katie Olsen, 52nd Maria Lopez, 55th, and Ava Ralston, 89th. Batesville also had one Bulldog run a personal best on this tough course, but starting off his season right, and that was Adam Hollowell running an 18:40, almost 30 seconds faster than his PR from last year. Way to go Adam!The Bulldogs next meet is Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.