爱上海,上海龙凤419,上海419论坛 – Powered by Coral Miller!

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Posted on by

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The talks come as Biden faces increasing headwinds in his effort to win bipartisan backing for the initial legislative effort of his presidency. Lawmakers on the right question the wisdom of racking up bigger deficits. Those on the left are urging Biden not to spend too much time on bipartisanship when the pandemic is killing thousands each day and costing more jobs. One key Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, said afterward she would reconvene a bipartisan group to focus on “a more targeted package.”last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Five companies mined 53% of U.S. coal production in 2018—S&P

Posted on by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Five coal companies produced more than half of the coal mined in the U.S. in 2018, while struggling Powder River Basin coal producer Cloud Peak Energy Inc. was bumped from the third-largest coal producer in the country to the fourth-largest.The five largest coal companies in the U.S. produced about 403.5 million tons of coal, or 53.4%, of the 755.9 million tons produced in 2018, an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis found. The top five coal producer rankings remained largely the same from 2017 to 2018, except that Murray Energy Corp., which primarily mines coal in the Northern Appalachia and Illinois basins, overtook Cloud Peak in terms of coal production volume.Murray Energy, like many of the largest coal producers, reported relatively flat production from the mines it owned in 2018 compared to the same mines’ output in 2017. Murray Energy declined to comment about its production levels or future production plans.Coal production at Cloud Peak mines declined by 14.0% from 2017 to 2018. The company has struggled with operational issues at its Antelope mine and recently warned that it was considering Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.Peabody Energy Corp., the largest coal producer in the U.S., mined about one-fifth of the coal produced in 2018. The company’s U.S. production of 155.5 million tons was down about 2.1% compared to the prior year and may go even lower in 2019 under Peabody’s plan to reduce volumes from North Antelope Rochelle, its flagship Powder River Basin mine, by about 10 million tons.More ($): Top 5 miners produced over half of U.S. coal in 2018; Cloud Peak’s ranking slips Five companies mined 53% of U.S. coal production in 2018—S&Plast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Kalinago people to debate on the presence of Afro-Dominicans in their community

Posted on by

first_imgLocalNews Kalinago people to debate on the presence of Afro-Dominicans in their community by: – September 21, 2011 92 Views   4 comments Sharing is caring! Kalinago Chief Mr. Garnet Joseph. The Indigenous People of Dominica are in limbo regarding whether Afro-Dominicans should be allowed to reside in the Kalinago territory.They will hold discussions on Thursday of this week to decide whether this law should be kept or whether it should be changedKalinago Chief Garnet Joseph says the law of the land indicates that Afro-Dominicans cannot reside permanently in the territory.He says however, while laws should be upheld, they ought to be reviewed periodically.“The law of the land says persons who do not normally reside in the territory cannot reside there. This has raised concerns over the years because it is felt that if Kalinago go out and marry another person’s outside of their race, then they should move from the reserve. It’s a misunderstanding of the situation but this is what the law says and it should be held,” he said.He says the laws are geared at protecting the Kalinago people from bad influences.Joseph says it is believed that the introduction of Afro-Dominicans in the Kalinago Territory could negatively impact the lives of the indigenous people.“How much can you let in is a big question and what impacts it will have on the community. It is felt that some of the people coming in do not bring in much. They do not have skills, they don’t want to do manual work and they bring hard drugs in the territory. It is felt that this is having a negative impact on the indigenous people,” he said.The discussion will take place from 7pm at the Bataca Community Hall.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .