Junk Bond Deal for Murray Energy to Take Over Bowie Resource Partners Falls Through

first_imgJunk Bond Deal for Murray Energy to Take Over Bowie Resource Partners Falls Through FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wall Street Journal: Bowie Resource Partners LLC, a Kentucky coal-mining company, pulled a $510 million debt deal Friday as investor sentiment toward high-yield debt became more cautious.The deal would have paved the way for a takeover of the company by Murray Energy Corp. and new bondholders.The proposed deal was intended to refinance Bowie debt set to mature in 2020 and would have cashed out Bowie’s current owner, commodity trading firm Trafigura PTE Ltd.The debt deal was a key condition in a new partnership Bowie planned to form with Murray Energy, to be called Canyon Consolidated Resources. Murray Energy was set to take a 30.5% stake in the company, and new bond investors would’ve gotten a 28.5% stake if the debt deal had gone through.The decision to pull the plug on the capital raise puts the fate of the Canyon partnership into question.More:  ($) “Coal Company Bowie Resource Partners Pulls Debt Deal Backing Takeover”last_img read more

Performing on patios: Musician brings concert to you

first_imgSo what he decided to do was simple: drive-up concerts, which provide entertainment at a social distance. Back in January, Reed left his job at Broome-Tioga BOCES in pursuit of touring opportunities with the band in the Northeast and out west in California. The tour not the traditional road trip of music, but one Reed thinks helps a little more during a time like this. “Music is the blood that pumps through my veins,” he said. “Without it, I don’t know what to do.” ENDWELL (WBNG) — Local musician Tyler Reed has changed the way he tours after the coronavirus pandemic forced him and his band, Second Suitor, to cancel upcoming concerts. “This is wonderful to be able to jump back into the world a little bit, and to bring some smiles to some people. I’m so excited people are happy about this idea,” he said. But for the concerts he has done, it’s helped give him the energy he needs during a difficult time for many. Family friends and “concert-goers” Michele and Chad Mapes enjoyed Reed’s acoustic punk rock performance.center_img “As much as I love providing people with this outlet, this fun and this happiness, this is important to me and my mental health,” Reed said. “Touring and playing music is all I am and all I do.” While the shows are no more, Reed’s passion for music hasn’t wavered or stopped. “It was fabulous,” Michele said. “It kind of gives you a new perspective on different ways to do things you wouldn’t ordinarily think of.” For more coronavirus coverage, click here. “This is kind of a way for me to tour still and promote…but also just promote happiness and being kind and making people smile.” Reed has performed solo as he and the other band members are still trying to figure out the best way to rock on while also staying safe.last_img read more

This Upper Mount Gravatt home offers chic and modern living

first_img44 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount GravattMaking the most of the limited space available was Linda and James Bambrick’s sole mission when designing their home.The result is this modern and spacious abode at 44 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt.The four-bedroom home, which was built in 2016, sits on a 405sq m block. 44 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount GravattThe master bedroom has an ensuite with a double basin and walk-in wardrobe.The other three rooms each have built-in wardrobes.The home also has ducted airconditioning, a caravan or boat pad, and double remote lockup garage. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202044 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount GravattDouble glass sliding doors at the back of the house lead to a covered outdoor entertaining area overlooking a grassy backyard.Mrs Bambrick said this was her favourite part of the home.“I love the backyard – it’s over 90sq m of grass area, which is perfect for our children,” she said. 44 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt“It’s just nice to be able to see from the kitchen the whole backyard.”Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a large family room.center_img 44 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount GravattBut its open-plan living design makes it feel much bigger than it is.“Someone showed us the design and we modified it to make it our own,” Mrs Bambrick said.“For example, we redesigned the bathrooms just to create more usable space.”Upon walking through the front door, a spacious living, kitchen and dining area expands before your eyes. 44 Kempsie Rd, Upper Mount GravattMrs Bambrick said they had always loved the area and its friendly people.“My husband and I grew up locally,” she said.Mrs Bambrick said the property was close to schools, Westfield Garden City shopping centre, public transport and Brisbane city.last_img read more

‘Health of Ebola Survivors in Liberia Has Improved,’ Study Shows

first_imgDr. Mosoka Fallah is a joint Principal Investigator of the studyOne-year results from PREVAIL 3 published in the New England Journal of MedicineA five-year study of Ebola survivors in Liberia, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found that although certain health problems remain more common among survivors than among their household and sexual contacts who never had the virus, overall, the health of survivors improved during their first year of follow-up, a press release said yesterday.“The Liberian government, through President George Manneh Weah and the Ministry of Health, would like to thank the researchers and the brave Ebola survivors for their contributions to this study. These results will impact the lives of many others, and I am proud of Liberia‘s role,” said Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah.Although survivors initially reported symptoms of urinary frequency, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, memory loss, and joint pain more often than their close contacts in the study, the occurrence of these symptoms and other physical exam findings went down in both groups over a year. Nevertheless, both Ebola survivors and their close contacts were found to have many health problems overall.These are among the first-year study findings reported in the March 7th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL). PREVAIL, established in 2014, is a clinical research collaboration between the government of Liberia and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH.“The study validates the fact that Liberia has emerged out of the onslaught of the 2014 Ebola outbreak to become a leader in Ebola research that is benefiting humanity,” notes Mosoka P. Fallah, PhD, the Liberian Principal Investigator of the study. “It further signifies the impact of building modern research in a resource-constrained nation through collaboration with a developed country. The champions of this study are the survivors without whom this study would not have been possible,” Dr. Fallah adds.PREVAIL 3, launched in 2015, is the largest study comparing the health of 966 Ebola survivors and 2,350 of their uninfected close contacts, who help researchers more reliably identify which health issues are specific to survivors. The study is ongoing at three study sites: John F. Kennedy Medical Center, C.H. Rennie Hospital, and Duport Road Clinic.The new report describes findings from the participants examined at three different times: at study entry, at a 6-month follow-up, and at a 12-month follow-up. For each visit during that first year, the PREVAIL team compared reported symptoms, physical findings, and laboratory values in the survivor and close contact groups.A smaller group of 564 survivors and 635 close contacts received eye exams by PREVAIL eye doctors at the JFK Medical Center. Uveitis (a group of inflammatory eye diseases that can cause pain, redness, swelling, tissue damage, light sensitivity, and vision loss) was the only health condition that did not improve in both survivors and close contacts during the one-year follow-up period. Survivors are encouraged to visit eye doctors to check for eye inflammation (and treatment if needed).All other abnormal findings and symptoms declined among both survivors and close contacts in one year, and no new findings or symptoms were observed. According to the researchers, this improvement may be attributed to several factors, including resolution of post-traumatic stress disorder over time, interaction with a health care system, and resolution of tissue damage sustained during the acute Ebola illness.Still, the frequency of most symptoms, neurologic findings, and uveitis was greater among survivors than among close contacts. Study neurologists continue to follow a smaller group of the survivors and close contacts to better understand and describe the neurologic issues experienced after surviving the illness.“The PREVAIL Ebola survivors study is groundbreaking. It now helps us to better understand the excruciating pains, complications, and health issues facing our heroes after they survive this horrible disease,” notes Tolbert Nyenswah, LLB, MPH, Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. “We will not rest until we find a lasting solution to the Ebola scourge,” he adds.Previous studies indicate that Ebola virus genetic material (RNA) can persist in the semen of male survivors, posing a potential risk of virus transmission to sexual partners. Ebola virus RNA was detected in samples from 30 percent of the 266 male survivors. The longest time from acute illness to detection of Ebola virus RNA was 40 months.  The study also found that more than 30 men had two consecutive negative tests followed by one or more positive test, suggesting that Ebola virus RNA may appear and disappear in semen for longer than previously reported by others. The presence of Ebola virus RNA in semen, however, does not prove the presence of infectious virus, and more research is needed to understand the risks.During the remaining years of study, PREVAIL researchers will continue to follow the health of survivors as well as to determine whether people who survive Ebola have developed immunity that will protect them from getting Ebola in the future. They also seek to determine whether EVD survivors can transmit Ebola infection to close contacts.Co-leaders of the study are Dr. Fallah, Deputy Director General for Technical Services at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia; and Michael C. Sneller, MD, Medical Officer at NIAID/NIH. The study was sponsored by the Liberia Ministry of Health in collaboration with NIAID/NIH. Study partners include the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, both part of NIH; the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; and the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, the release concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more