Oil Ends Higher

first_imgHome Energy Oil Ends Higher Previous articleGrowth and Success Continues for Beck’sNext articletest Gary Truitt Oil Ends Higher SHARE Facebook Twitter Crude-oil futures trading in New York settled higher on Thursday, shaking off initial weakness following negative economic news from China, the world’s top oil consumer.Light, sweet crude futures for delivery in October rose 51 cents to settle at $93.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It had traded as low as $92.50 a barrel earlier, according to FactSet. Chinese manufacturing activity weakened in August to a three-month low, with the preliminary HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index slipping to 50.3 compared with a final reading of 51.7 in July. Analysts said the soft numbers point to a fragile economic recovery and will likely be negative for oil demand. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 21, 2014 Libya said it has resumed oil exports from its largest terminal, As Sidra, after almost a year, with an initial cargo of 600,000 barrels of oil headed for Europe, keeping the pressure on for Brent for most of Thursday. Libyan oil supply along with seasonal demand weakness in September and October will delay a recovery in oil prices, although prices are starting to stabilize as the glut of West African crude alleviates, Michael Wittner, head of oil research at Société Générale, said in a report. Bullish crude oil inventory data showing a larger-than-expected fall in weekly U.S. oil stockpiles helped New York-traded oil. SocGen said in the report there was an unexpected jump in the amount of crude processed by refineries and a surprise build in gasoline stocks. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Stuart Hazell pleads guilty to Tia Sharp murder

first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – May 13, 2013 Previous articleSurvey shows business owners are slightly optomisticNext articleDonal Walsh video on suicide to be distributed to all schools News Highland Stuart Hazell pleads guilty to Tia Sharp murder LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter In Britain Stuart Hazell has changed his plea to guilty to the murder of schoolgirl Tia Sharp.He had originally denied killing the 12-year-old and hiding her body in the loft of the home he shared with her grandmother in New Addington, south London.Hazell hung his head in the dock as he changed his plea and jurors were asked to formally find him guilty. He was the partner of Tia’s grandmother.She had been missing for over a week when her body was found back in August of last year.The 37-year-old, who also denied sexually assaulting the youngster, claimed she had died accidentally falling down the stairs. There were gasps from the public gallery and Tia’s father broke down in tears as Hazell changed his plea to guilty.Lord Carlile, defending, said Hazell wanted to make it known that “Tia’s family have suffered enough and he did not want to put them through any further stages of this trial or this process”.Reporter Martin Brunt at the Old Bailey said “The charge was read again to Hazell – a charge he had denied at the start of last week. There was some hesitation when he was asked to plead but eventually, after two or three seconds, he said the word, ‘guilty'”.”That prompted cries and gasps from the public gallery where Tia’s mother and grandmother were sitting. There was surprise also from Tia’s father.””They clearly weren’t expecting this very dramatic turn of events” he added.Judge Mr Justice Nicol is expected to sentence Hazell later today. The trial, which was entering its 5th day, had been due to last 2 weeks.Tia’s body, which the prosecution said was “carefully wrapped” in a sheet and bin bags, was found a week after she went missing in August last year.Jurors were told Hazell’s semen was found on her bed and on her night clothes, while her blood was found on the belt Hazell was wearing when he was arrested.Her disappearance sparked searches by police and members of the public but her body was missed during initial searches of the loft. Hazell joined the search and, in a television interview played to the jury, claimed he was “playing the role of bereaved grandparent”.The change of plea comes after 4 days of graphic evidence during which Tia’s mother, Natalie Sharp, frequently had to leave the courtroom, visibly distressed.The prosecution case included a photograph of a girl alleged to be Tia after she died.Reporter Martin Brunt is at the Old Bailey and describes what happened in court.”The charge – the indictment – was read out again, as it was at the start of this trial” he said.”Hazell was asked what he pleaded. A week ago he pleaded not guilty. This time there was a pause, he seemed to hesitate – and then he said the word ‘guilty'” he added. Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Bernd Leno tips Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli to become ‘world class’ under Mikel Arteta

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 May 2020 10:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Bernd Leno tips Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli to become ‘world class’ under Mikel Arteta Gabriel Martinelli has prospered at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno believes Gabriel Martinelli has the potential to become a ‘world class’ player at the Emirates.The Brazilian’s been one of the few positive aspects of Arsenal’s season and the 18-year-old has scored ten goals in just 26 appearances for the Gunners.Martinelli spent time at both Manchester United and Barcelona on trial earlier in his career but it was Arsenal that pounced to sign him for £6million last summer from Ituano.That decision is already looking a shrewd one and Leno feels Martinelli can become of the best players in the world if he continues on his current path.ADVERTISEMENT Leno is tipping Martinelli to continue his progression (Picture: Getty)‘He can become a world class player. World class 100 per cent because he has talent, he has quality.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But I think his biggest strength is his mentality. He is working unbelievably (hard).‘I remember in our bad time when we struggled a lot, he was working so hard, he was one of the leaders and at 18 years old he came from nowhere, nobody knew him before and to play like this, to behave like this, is very good to see‘I think if he keeps going like this he will be an unbelievable player.’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 CityArsenal were the first Premier League club to allow players back into the training ground to undergo personal training sessions.The Gunners enforced strict social distancing measures but other clubs have now followed their lead as clubs prepare for the return of the Premier League.Clubs are set to meet this week and are hopeful that the government will give a tentative agreement to a return date of June 8th.MORE: Ryan Giggs reveals the one time he came close to leaving Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

55th Annual Foofaraw Will Take Place September 8

first_imgFacebook32Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Chamber of CommerceNow in its 55th year, the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with the Olympia Yacht Club to host local military personnel at Foofaraw, an event unmatched anywhere else in the world.After cheering military guests, participants gather near the new harbor security vessel.Always the first Friday after Labor Day, we will be shoving off from the Olympia Yacht Club main station Friday, Sept. 8.Foofaraw has gained in popularity with every passing year and is well-known throughout the United States Armed Forces. Yacht club members transport guests to Island Home, where the Yacht Club and the Chamber treat them to a full day of games and a terrific salmon barbecue lunch. Finally, local dignitaries honor the military personnel.The event averages two service members to every one civilian.For the last several years, the Port of Olympia has shown their gratitude of service to our military by arranging an unofficial send-off which includes representatives from local police, medic, and fire departments and always hanging a large American flag from one of their cranes.Boats are bid farewell by a contingent of local first-responders.One dictionary defines Foofaraw as “much ado about nothing” and, at one point in history the official “purpose” of the day, claimed that a “Foofarite [military attendee] has earned the right to say ‘Foof’ to all duties and responsibilities for one day each year.”Sponsor tickets for this year’s event are limited and available to Chamber Members only. We are collecting donations for the free military raffle that takes place throughout the day.For more information about Foofaraw or to make a donation, please call the Chamber at 360.357.3362. Thank you to our sponsor, America’s Credit Union.last_img read more