FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):U.S. coal production is down for the second straight quarter and average employment held flat compared to the prior period, according to an analysis of preliminary first-quarter data available from federal regulators.Coal companies have been finding opportunities in export markets in recent months, but continue to face a declining domestic customer base that has been hesitant to buy much coal, at least at the prices companies are seeking. While the export opportunities appear to have given a boost to the balance sheets of the parts of the sector that have reported earnings so far, coal volumes fell about 3.1% as average coal employment ticked up less than one-third of a percent in the period.Mines reporting data so far produced 186.6 million tons of coal in the first period, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis of available data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, down from 192.7 million in the fourth quarter and down from 195.2 million tons from the same mines in the year-ago first quarter. The analysis excludes historical mine production and employment data for mines that did not yet have first-quarter data available. Mines reporting so far in the first quarter accounted for about 96% of reported coal production and about 98% of reported employment in the fourth quarter of 2017.While an aging coal fleet continues to dwindle and high utility stockpiles leave many power generators with the option to delay coal purchases, seaborne buyers of coal have created an outlet for some producers to pull tons out of the domestic market. Companies reporting earnings so far have touted success in both thermal and metallurgical coal markets abroad.Metallurgical coal markets tend to be more volatile and as a swing supplier, the U.S. traditionally supplies the market when prices go higher. Seaport Global Securities analyst Mark Levin recently said that for this cycle, much of the lowest-hanging production fruit has been picked at U.S. coal operations that have ramped up or recovered from production issues last year. While new projects are under development, he noted that greenfield development, even for high-margin metallurgical coal mines, has been “relatively sparse.”More ($): Early Data Hints At Coal Volume Decline, Flat Employment In Q1’18 Coal Output Continues Downward Trend
Young males are more likely than females to deliberately seek out pornography and to do so frequently Australian Institute of Family Studies December 2017SummaryThere is a lot of discussion about the possible effects of online pornography on children and young people and the messages pornography generates about gender, equality and sexuality. In 2016, the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) was engaged by the Department of Social Services to review what the available research evidence tells us about the issue.Key messagesPornography exists within a broader sociocultural context in which stereotypes about gender, sexism, sexual objectification and violence-supportive attitudes are also at playNearly half of children between the ages of 9-16 experience regular exposure to sexual images Parents and caregivers are less likely to be intimidated by online risks if they are informed and take an active role in their children’s digital lives.READ MORE: https://aifs.gov.au/publications/effects-pornography-children-and-young-people-snapshotVIEW Executive Summary: https://aifs.gov.au/sites/default/files/publication-documents/online_pornography-effects_on_children_young_people_snapshot.pdfKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. Pornography use can shape sexual practices and is associated with unsafe sexual health practices such as not using condoms and unsafe anal and vaginal sex The best approach for parents, caregivers and teachers responding to children’s exposure to pornography is to encourage open communication, discussion and critical thinking on the part of children, while educating themselves about the internet and social media Pornography may strengthen attitudes supportive of sexual violence and violence against women
Press Association “If I stop this will be the last job, and (if I continue) it will be this one.” What the future held for himself, Advocaat challenged the Mackems to build on their achievements. He added: “This is the moment for Sunderland Football Club to do something also. You cannot buy eight players for £40million, so you have to try to get more quality into the squad and make the team stronger. “We have to be very proud of our chairman and what he is doing but the quality was not always there. Now hopefully he can start on a new set-up, bringing more players of quality than he did in the past.” Despite Sunderland’s resolute defending and threat on the counter attack, Arsenal had created enough chances to put the match beyond them. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was left frustrated following another night where his men dominated possession but could not convert their superiority, having now failed to score at the Emirates Stadium for a third successive match. Arsenal, though, remain in third place, and with a three-point lead over Manchester United and superior goal difference are all but guaranteed automatic Champions League qualification. “We dominated possession and we lacked a bit of sharpness in our movement, in the way we prepared our chances and in our finishing as well,” said Wenger. “Physically it was an intense game on Sunday (at Manchester United) from what we have analysed and we were a bit jaded tonight. “We haven’t scored in the last three games at home and the fact that we couldn’t score played a big part in our spontaneous attitude when finishing.” Wenger added: “You have to expect your opponent to play well and you to be good enough to beat them despite that. “Now we know that the point we took at Manchester United was vital. Had we lost that game then we would be in trouble. “We are in a strong position now to finish in the top three. “It’s important to win on Sunday and give a good final game to our fans, after that we need to prepare for the FA Cup final.” Midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to be in the England squad announced on Thursday, having made a first start since November. Wenger, though, confirmed forward Danny Welbeck would be a doubt because of an ongoing knee problem. “Welbeck has a test on Saturday or Sunday. We’ll know more about it then,” he said. The Dutchman was in tears at the final whistle after the Black Cats battled to a 0-0 draw, which was enough to avoid a nervous final day of the season at champions Chelsea on Sunday with Hull and Newcastle now left to scrap it out for survival. It is a remarkable achievement under the former Rangers boss, who presided over an upturn in form with 12 points from eight matches in charge to protect his record of never having been relegated. “We have always said it was not about me, it was everybody involved, from the president to the people in the office and the team,” said Advocaat, as he again welled up when speaking in the post-match press conference. “The team believed in what we were trying to do from day one, but nobody believed we would do it here against a great team. “I always told them to believe in their quality. “To have done it on our own, this gives me a special feeling.” The former Dutch manager continued: “The emotions came when my friend Bert van Lingen (Sunderland assistant coach), we have done 25 years everything together, when he arrived on to the pitch and he started crying then. I did the same but he said ‘let it go’, and I said, ‘okay, why not’.” The 67-year-old, though, would not confirm whether he had yet decided to stay on in Wearside. Asked what it would take for him to remain in charge, Advocaat said: “I give an answer on that next week, sorry. “If you don’t mind, I will keep that (reasons) for myself. I have to think about everything. Dick Advocaat fought back tears as he paid an emotional tribute to everyone who helped Sunderland stay in the Barclays Premier League after securing a point at Arsenal, but will delay a decision on his own future until next week.
Mr. Daniel McKorley, the CEO and the executive Chairman of McDan Group of Companies, sponsor of the McDan West Africa Tennis Tournament in an interview told tenisgh.com, that he does not want to be part Ghana tennis that will produces only local stars, he intimated that such approach won’t bring any international laurels to Ghana. “McDan seeks to go beyond supporting local Ghanaian Tennis, we want to able to sponsor Ghanaian international Tennis stars”Towards preparing for this year’s McDan tournament, his advice to local players was that, “current crop of local players need to improve their standard of play and train more, stop complaining and focus to be able to face the stiffest competition and eventually break into the ATP rankings”adding that it will hurt to present US$5,000 total prize money to foreigner.Asked what he (as a tennisenthusiast) would want changed for the better tennis in Ghana, Mr. Mckorley said the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) will do with little professionalismin their engagement, he however commended Secretary General of the PhilipinaFrimpong and the Vice President Isaac Duah Federation for their dedication to duty.Mr. McKorley said he was glad that within the space of two years the McDan Open Championship has become a breeding ground for winners of major silverware, which inspires him to do more.tennisgh with McdanThis year’s edition of the tournament is sponsored by McDan Shipping, with technical support from the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) and the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT).Professional tennis players from Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and host country Ghana are expected to converge at the tennis court of the Accra Sports Stadium to battle for honors. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports