Rio Tinto to close New Zealand smelter, 1,000 jobs to go

first_imgIt said it would wind down operations over the next 14 months.Rio Tinto Aluminium chief executive Alf Barrios said the firm recognized the decision would have a significant impact on employees and the local community.NZAS is a joint venture between Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Chemical Company of Japan that employs around 1,000 people directly and accounts for a further 1,600 indirect jobs in the area. Rio Tinto owns almost 80 percent of the operations while Sumitomo has a 20-percent stake. Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto announced Thursday it will close its New Zealand smelter with the loss of at least 1,000 jobs, saying the operation is no longer economically viable. New Zealand Aluminium Smelters, the largest employer in the southern New Zealand province of Southland, lost NZ$46 million (US$30 million) last year. A strategic review by Rio Tinto found the factory was no longer viable “due to energy costs that are some of the highest in the industry globally, coupled with a challenging short- to medium-term aluminium outlook”, the company said in a statement.  “It is very unfortunate we could not find a solution with our partners to secure a power price reduction aimed at making NZAS a financially viable business,” Barrios said. “We will therefore terminate the power contract and move to close the operation.”The smelter is New Zealand’s largest electricity user, accounting for about 13 percent of the country’s entire output.It has faced difficulties before and received a NZ$30 million ($20 million) government bailout in 2013 in return for Rio guaranteeing it would stay open for another four years.The government has since said it would not offer more financial support.Topics :last_img read more

‘I’m delighted for him’ – Ian Wright sings Bukayo Saka’s praises after Arsenal’s victory over Wolves

first_imgBukayo Saka broke the deadlock with a brilliant opener as Arsenal beat Wolves (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright says he’s ‘delighted’ for Bukayo Saka after the youngster capped off a ‘fantastic week’ for Arsenal with an impressive individual display in the side’s 2-0 victory over Wolves.Saka has been one of the few success stories of Arsenal’s season and the versatile 18-year-old further enhanced his reputation with an exquisite half-volley past Rui Patricio to break the deadlock at Molineux.Alexandre Lacazette doubled the visitors lead with four minutes remaining of normal time and Mikel Arteta’s men held on for the win which saw them leapfrog Sheffield United into seventh place in the Premier League table. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jul 2020 10:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Comment Wolves 0-2 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:54FullscreenWolves 0-2 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Saka’s strike came just three days after he put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at the Emirates and club legend Wright sang the teenager’s praises as he discussed his performance on Match of the Day.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m delighted for him,’ the former Arsenal and England striker said.‘It’s been a fantastic week for Arsenal: Saka signing, [Gabriel] Martinelli signing and good talks with [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang. ‘The way we’re playing is very encouraging. The finish was beautifully guided, it was fantastic. ‘It gets a deflection but he just guides it in, he doesn’t slash at it. Nice smooth technique and put it in the goal. ‘It’s just brilliant to see.’ Advertisementcenter_img ‘I’m delighted for him’ – Ian Wright sings Bukayo Saka’s praises after Arsenal’s victory over Wolves Advertisement Arteta was massively impressed with Saka’s display (Picture: Getty)Saka said he would remember the last few days for the rest of his life after he celebrated his new deal with Arsenal’s opener at Wolves.‘It has been such a great week, signing my contract and then getting my first Premier League goal,’ England Under-19 international told BBC Sport. ‘And it wasn’t a bad goal either so I’m very happy.‘I have to stay humble and keep my feet on the ground to keep learning. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It’s important for us to have experience and world-class players around to advise us. ‘It was tough for us today but we gave our all and that is what got us over the line.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ian Wright reacts to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sensational claim about Mason GreenwoodMORE: Edu approves Arsenal’s deal for Thomas Parteylast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff report: Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2015

first_imgPinkney, Branden L.29Augusta, KSRose Hill Police DepartmentMPDFailure to Appear12/24/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS         Smith, Aaron D.23Wichita, KS1247 N. Oliver, Belle Plaine, KSSUSOPossession of para; Possession of opiate12/25/15 Christiansen, Jason38Newton, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOFailure to appear; failure to appear12/21/10 MPD1 Lough, Lancy R.52Wellington, KS400 N. US 81, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic Battery12/26/15 Lipton, Courtney M.26Wellington, KS777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane KSKHPFailure to appear12/21/15 Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings report for Dec. 21 to Dec. 27, 2015   Miller, Laramie W.31Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to Appear12/24/15 Modlin, Marvin R.24Haven, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOProbation violation12/22/15 Rogers, Ricky M.62Lost Springs, KS400 W. 100th Ave, Clearwater, KSSUSOFailure to Appear12/26/15 Dial, Sam E.42Mulvane, KS200 S. Lincoln, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDD.U.I./ Possession of drugs/ possession of parphernalia/ transporting an open container12/24/15 Melton, Matthew B.27Belle Plaine, KS828 N. Linden Belle Plaine, KSBPPDCriminal Damage to Property12/24/15 Wichita, KS Kirk, Delton L.44Wichita, KSI-35 MP 26, Belle Plaine, KSKHPCriminal possession of weapon by felon/ Driving while suspended/ operate vehicle without liability insurance/ transporting open container/ maximum speed limits // Failure to Appear12/24/15    I-35 MP 27, Belle Plaine, KSKHPTheft, Criminal damage to property/Driving w/ suspended (X3)/Poss of opiate12/23/15 Tidwell, Natacha L.37Wellington, KS808 E. 4th, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; criminal damage to property12/21/15 Bondsman1 Akers, Dawn G.44Wellington, KS200 N. C. St., Wellington, KSWPDPossession of para; Possession of opiate12/22/15 SGSO3 Balderas-Plata, Melquis E.36Wichita, KSI-35 MM33C, Mulvane, KSSUSODUI, Operate a motor vehicle without a valid license12/27/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Wilson, Derek D.35Caldwell, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear12/21/15 TOTAL19 SUSO6 Hadley-Ponds, Briontae S.23Wichita, KS959 S. Bleckley, Wichita, KSBondsmanBond Revocation12/25/15 BPPD2 KHP3 WPD3 Miller, Lucas P.25Wichita, KSSedgwick County JailSGSOFailure to appear12/22/15 Blackwill, Joshua B.28 Cook, Michael A.40Wellington, KS808 E. 4th, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; Criminal damage to property12/21/15last_img read more