Australian iron ore supply shouldn't be too disrupted by Cyclone Veronica, unless it floods the mines

BOM Iron ore operations in Australia’s Pilbara region are unlikely to be impacted significantly by Tropical Cyclone Veronica, unless it leads to flooding at mines, says Vivek Dhar, Mining and Energy Commodities Strategist at the Commonwealth Bank. Here’s a short snippet from a report Dhar released earlier explaining why: The disruption to seaborne iron ore …

Jo Konta dumped out of Miami Open after losing 10 consecutive games in straight sets defeat by Wang Qiang

Jo Konta dumped out of Miami Open after losing 10 consecutive games in straight sets defeat by Wang Qiang British No 1 Jo Konta is beaten in the second-round of the Miami Open She crumbled to 6-4, 6-0 defeat after building 4-2 lead in first set Kyle Edmund given few problems in 6-3, 6-2 win …

Polymet Mining (PLM) Sees Strong Trading Volume

Polymet Mining Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:PLM) (TSE:POM) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 6,413,322 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 1,327% from the previous session’s volume of 449,295 shares.The stock last traded at $0.70 and had previously closed at $0.67. Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the …

360-Degree Video Puts You in the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy

Galaxy Quest Strap in and hold tight — you’re about to be teleported into a 360-degree rendering of the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The ultra-high-definition visualization comes courtesy of data collected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a space observatory that launched into orbit in 1999. NASA’s Ames supercomputer rendered the data as a stunning simulation …

Lakers Officially Eliminated from NBA Playoffs After 111-106 Loss to Nets

The inevitable has happened: the Lakers have officially been eliminated from the postseason. JaVale McGee scored a career-high 33 points, but it was not enough, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Brooklyn Nets, 111-106 on Friday night at Staples Center. The Lakers were in fourth place in the Western Conference on Christmas Day, …

US ally declares Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated

BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting. FILE PHOTO: Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 20, …

Sanya FE: Jean-Eric Vergne survives late investigation to win

View photos Vergne survives investigation to win at Sanya More DS Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne survived a late in-race investigation for a possible safety car infringement to win ABB FIA Formula E’s first race at Sanya ahead of Oliver Rowland. Rowland finished ahead of BMW Andretti’s Antonio Felix da Costa, but both drivers face a …

Moment of stabbing attack on Canadian priest during mass caught on camera (VIDEO)

A man assaulted and injured a Montreal priest as he was conducting the morning mass at St. Joseph Oratory. The moment of the stabbing attack in Canada’s biggest church was caught on video. The footage, which some viewers may find disturbing, shows Father Claude Grou conducting the ceremony when a man dressed in black clothing …

Etzebeth forced out of Stormers side following concussion

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth warms up before the match. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (Reuters) – Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been ruled out of the Stormers Super Rugby tussle with the Wellington Hurricanes in the New Zealand capital on Saturday after failing to pass concussion protocols. Etzebeth took a knock to the head in the 35-8 victory …