Boris Johnson hits back at Tusk’s ‘Mr No Deal’ claims

first_imgSaturday 24 August 2019 3:51 pm Boris Johnson hits back at Tusk’s ‘Mr No Deal’ claims “I have made it absolutely clear I don’t want a no-deal Brexit,” the Prime Minister said. In response, Johnson said on Saturday that a no-deal Brexit would reflect badly on the EU and Tusk as well. whatsapp “But I say to our friends in the EU if they don’t want a no-deal Brexit then we have got to get rid of the backstop from the treaty. “If Donald Tusk doesn’t want to go down as ‘Mr No-Deal Brexit’ then I hope that point will be borne in mind by him too.” Boris Johnson has hit back at a claim from the European Council President Donald Tusk that he hoped the Prime Minister would not go down in history as “Mr No Deal”. Read more: Trum announces tariff hikes as US-China trade war escalates “One thing I will not co-operate on is no-deal. I still hope that Prime Minster Johnson will not like to go down in history as ‘Mr No Deal’.” Read more: EU ‘willing to listen’ to UK’s Brexit ideas, say Tuskcenter_img BIARRITZ, FRANCE – AUGUST 24: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson disembarks a plane as he arrives as Biarritz Pays Basque Airport for the G7 summit on August 24, 2019 in Biarritz, France. The French southwestern seaside resort of Biarritz is hosting the 45th G7 summit from August 24 to 26. High on the agenda will be the climate emergency, the US-China trade war, Britain’s departure from the EU, and emergency talks on the Amazon wildfire crisis. (Photo by Dylan Martinez – Pool/Getty Images) Share The event is Johnson’s first international summit as UK leader and he will meet with Tusk for face-to-face talks on Sunday. He has also scheduled talks with US President Donald Trump, and when asked if he would tell his counterpart not to escalate the China trade war, he said: “You bet.” Michael Searles Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit Speaking at a press conference at the G7 summit in France, Tusk said: “The EU was always open to co-operation when David Cameron wanted to avoid Brexit, when Theresa May wanted to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and we will also be ready now to hold serious talks with Prime Minister Johnson. whatsapplast_img read more

After pushback, public comment period on Pebble Mine extended

first_imgAlaska’s Energy DeskAfter pushback, public comment period on Pebble Mine extendedApril 6, 2018 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:Map of the Bristol Bay region. The Pebble Deposit location is indicated by the red box. (Photo courtesy U.S. EPA)A public comment period on the environmental impact of the proposed Pebble Mine has been extended. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on April 6 that it would add two months to its initial scoping period. Public comments during that scoping process help the Corps decide what to focus on during the environmental review of the project. The Corps had initially scheduled a 30-day scoping period that would have ended in April. Now, people will have until June 29 to weigh in. Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack and Senator Lisa Murkowski wrote to the Corps asking for more time. Both said the federal review process needs to include longer public comment periods given the scope of the massive mining project.  Murkowski also asked the Corps to reach out to Alaska Native Corporations and expand its outreach to rural communities in the Nushagak River watershed who are likely to be impacted by the mine. The mine would be located near some of the richest salmon fisheries in the world. Share this story:last_img read more

News / Airlines make more route cuts as coronavirus gathers pace

first_img By Alex Lennane 05/02/2020 Freighter operators are now suspending flights to coronavirus-stricken China, indicating that volumes and demand are non-existent.AirBridgeCargo has reportedly suspended services, although it has not confirmed this to The Loadstar.Cargolux issued a statement that it “continues flying to China, although it has significantly reduced the number of its scheduled services as the official holiday has been extended due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The situation is being monitored and Cargolux will adapt its operation as the situation unfolds.”It added: “The company has introduced a number of measures to protect its employees both in China and travelling to China. The Operational Health and Safety department monitors and assesses the situation continuously in line with the World Health Organization’s guidelines and recommendations from local authorities. Management is committed to implementing additional measures if the situation so warrants.” © Николай Григорьев center_img Both ABC and Cargolux are said to be available for charters.Cathay Pacific has announced a 90% flight reduction to China – and has asked its 27,000 staff to take turns on three-weeks of unpaid leave as it struggles financially.The UAE has suspended all flights by its carriers to China, with the exception of Beijing.Some 30 airlines have now stopped services to parts of China, with 25,000 fewer flights than a fortnight ago, according to OAG flight data.Lufthansa Cargo, yesterday issued new freighter flight schedules (see below) which have been reduced to 30% of normal, and told Reuters it was shifting its timetables so pilots could stay over in Russia rather than China and that crews could choose not to fly to China. It added that demand had fallen because of the production shutdown.Peter Stallion of Freight Investor Services noted that the “reduction in scheduled traffic has met the drop-off in volume for freight”. China-linked freight and commodity markets are down due to lack of demand and “severe supply chain disruption”, he added.Currently, the only real demand is for medical equipment and face masks, with Air Charter Service noting a request for 30 tons of face masks, exports from the UK, US and Middle East.The question for everyone is when will demand will pick up? Some factories are due to re-open on 10 February, but there remain doubt over whether this will happen – and where.“It’s difficult to tell if any volume rush, post-quarantine, will cause a capacity crunch, whether airlines will put on as much capacity as possible, or indeed how the container market will react to pick up cargo – or whether shippers have the underlying demand this time of year to create a volume spike,” said Mr Stallion.Another air cargo executive, Roy Linkner, pointed out on Twitter that this was not the first major supply chain disruption in air cargo.“[The demand] will come, don’t worry. Some O&D routing shifts will occur, consumer goods are still being consumed, someone will supply. Oh, how the memories fade of the 2001 [US] west coast dock strike, the 2008/09 financial meltdown and subsequent Q3 09 bounce-back”.Another industry player said: “If I was an airline, I’d use this as an opportunity to deliberately restrict the number of freighters and passenger aircraft with good belly capacity, and fill them all up with cargo at soaring prices…rather than a race to the bottom after the quarantine period.”This article has been updated to include Cargolux’s statement on February 6.​Lufthansa Cargo update: The passenger airlines of the Lufthansa group have suspended their flights to and from China (mainland without Hong Kong) until 29 February. Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will not be served by passenger aircraft until the end of the winter timetable, on 28 March.Lufthansa Cargo plans to maintain connections to and from mainland China with cargo aircraft as long as possible. For the current calendar week, the following flights are planned:Wednesday, 5 February: LH8404Frankfurt (FRA) 05:30 UTC – Shanghai (PVG) 17:55 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)LH8405Shanghai (PVG) 20:35 UTC – Frankfurt (FRA) 09:55+1 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)Friday, 7 February:LH8430Frankfurt (FRA) 06:30 UTC – Beijing (PEK) 17:40 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)LH8431Beijing (PEK) 20:00 UTC – Frankfurt (FRA) 07:50+1 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)Saturday, 8 February:LH8410Frankfurt (FRA) 08:15 UTC – Chengdu (CTU) 18:55 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)LH8411Chengdu (CTU) 21:05 – Frankfurt (FRA) 09:05+1 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)Sunday, 9 February:LH8400Frankfurt (FRA) 10:55 UTC – Shanghai (PVG) 23:20 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)Monday, 10 February:LH8401Shanghai (PVG) 01:35 UTC – Frankfurt (FRA) 14:55 UTCvia Novosibirsk (OVB)last_img read more

News / Asia-Europe ocean spot rates sail into calmer waters as boxes are returned

first_img By Gavin van Marle 29/01/2021 Container shipping spot freight rates on the Asia-North Europe trade declined 2.7% this week – a further sign the recent exponential growth has levelled off.Today’s Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) Shanghai-North Europe leg was $4,276 per teu, down $117 per teu from last week, as carriers began to release more equipment to customers in China.Christoph Baumeister, senior trade manager Asia/ISC-Europe at Flexport, said the rates decline was mainly driven by prepaid contracts and that carriers were accepting more bookings “in order to create a roll pool ahead of Chinese New Year”.He added: “We could see carriers accept and confirm significantly more bookings for the upcoming weeks. Carriers have released more equipment. The big question is what will happen after Chinese New Year.“Will the demand bounce back immediately? In Shanghai and Ningbo, trucking capacity is already very short and, with the 14 days quarantine rule, it will be even more challenging for shippers as employees travelled home to their families,” he added.The spot rate drop comes as evidence mounts that the sky-high freight rates between Asia and North Europe are making the transport of many lower-value cargo items effectively loss-making, with shippers wondering whether to pull the plug on transcontinental supply chains.The actual rate shippers and forwarders are paying carriers stands at around double the SCFI figure, due to the myriad surcharges and space and equipment guarantee fees.One major importer in the UK told The Loadstar this week; “We all understand supply and demand controls market prices, but there has to be some serious discussions about the long-term impact of this. I only see a price cap for ocean freight as a way this can be controlled.“The importer or freight forwarder/clearing agent in most cases has to bear any added costs, and 99% of the time we are too concerned about retaining business to pass these costs on to our customers.”The current environment is also having a large impact on annual contract negotiations on the trade, with many carriers reported to be refusing any new accounts for this year and reducing the allocation of existing customers negotiating renewals.Sources suggest contracts renewed in March will be at reduced capacity, while contract rates for this year will be in region of $3,500-$4,000 per 40ft.Recent contract rate data from freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta supports this. Its latest XSI Public Indices show contract rates for European imports surged 19.3% month on month, “mostly driven by flows from Asian origins”, leaving the benchmark up 12.5% year on year.“The high spot rates seen on key trading lanes over the past few months have cascaded into contracted agreements, putting the squeeze on shippers worldwide,” said CEO Patrik Berglund. “This is an extreme situation and the rate of development is breath-taking. Negotiations are understandably difficult at present.“What will happen next? It’s impossible to say with any confidence, but we can expect further change. We know Beijing is keen to stabilise rates and protect exports. So if we begin to see importers abandoning exports from Asia due to extortionate rates, then expect the authorities to step in. But what measures will they, or can they, take?” he asked.Meanwhile, the SCFI’s Shanghai-Mediterranean leg inched up $41 to finish the week at $4,337 per teu.The transpacific trades continued to be relatively flat: Shanghai-US west coast edged up $93 to end the week at $4,088 per 40ft; and rates to the east coast declined marginally, by $71, to finish the week on $4,679 per 40ft.The largest week-on-week trade change at SCFI was the Santos, which dropped $326 per teu to end the week at $8,544 per teu. Photo 97800666 © Prasit Rodphan – Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 26, 2019

first_img Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Margaret Bolton (née Tynan)Kilbride, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at St James Hospital Dublin. Sadly missed by her loving husband John, mother Una, father Ned, brothers Eamonn, Terence and Martin, sister Una, mother-in-law Teresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.Family Flowers Only Please. Donations If Desired To Laois Hospice.Michael (Kopper) KavanaghClough Rd., Ballacolla, LaoisPeacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing brother Pat (Son), sisters Kathleen, May, Chris, Angela & Eileen, Sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews and a large circle of friends. RIP.Reposing at his residence from 10am on Thursday 25th of July with Rosary at 9pm. Removal from his residence on Friday 26th at 10.30am to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla for 11am Requeim Mass. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Palliative care team, Portlaoise.Henry (Harry) MurrayHarbour Street, Mountmellick, LaoisHenry (Harry) Murray, Harbour Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois and formerly Gracefield, Portarlington. Died July 23rd 2019 at home in the loving care of his wife Margaret and family. Retired ESB employee. Predeceased by his son Phillip. Deeply regretted by his wife and sons Henry, Brendan and Derek, daughter-in-law Martina, grandchildren Craig and Courtney, sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives, former work colleagues and many friends.Reposing Moloney’s Funeral Home, Wednesday from 5pm. Removal at 6.50pm to St Joseph’s Church, arriving at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am. Burial after in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.Mary Kerry (née McDonald)Glenbarrow, Portlaoise, LaoisKerry (nee Mcdonald) Glenbarrow and formerly St Anthonys T- Lane. Portlaoise. July 22nd 2019 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Mary beloved wife of he late Joe. Dearly loved mother to Sheila, Caroline, Joseph, Tina and Jerra. Loving brother to Michael and Oliver. Cherished grandmother to Junior, Maggie, Christopher, Padraig, Dermot Roisin and Stephen. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Brothers in law Paddy, and Liam, Sisters in law, Mary, Babs, Julia and Marie. Sons in law, Joe, Sandy, Michael and Yvonne. Nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans Funeral home from 6 pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls church for 10 am requiem Mass. Interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery immediately afterwards.Mary (Molly) Lawlor (née Brennan)13 Brockley Park, Stradbally, LaoisMary (Molly) passed away, unexpectedly, in the Regional Hospital Portlaoise, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband Michael and daughter Marie. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Michael, PJ, Pat, Martin, Paul and Declan, daughters Deirdre, Catherine, Teresa, Carmel, Phyllis, Dina and Jacqueline, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May Mary Rest In PeaceMary will be reposing at her son Martin’s residence, Athy Road, Stradbally from 2 o’clock on Tuesday 23rd with recital of the rosary at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening. Arriving to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Wednesday followed by Interment in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally. House private on Wednesday morning please.Mary Kerry (née McDonald)Glenbarrow, Portlaoise, LaoisKerry (nee Mcdonald) Glenbarrow and formerly St Anthonys T- Lane. Portlaoise. July 22nd 2019 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Mary beloved wife of he late Joe. Dearly loved mother to Sheila, Caroline, Joseph, Tina and Jerra. Loving brother to Michael and Oliver. Cherished grandmother to Junior, Maggie, Christopher, Padraig, Dermot Roisin and Stephen. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Brothers in law Paddy, and Liam, Sisters in law, Mary, Babs, Julia and Marie. Sons in law, Joe, Sandy, Michael and Yvonne. Nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at Keegans Funeral home from 6 pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls church for 10 am requiem Mass. Interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery immediately afterwards.Patrick (Pat) WarrenCarlow / Maganey, Laois / Maganey, KildarePatrick (Pat) Warren late of Ballyfoyle, Magney, Co. Laois and Hillview Nursing Home, Carlow died 22nd July 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Warren and predeceased by his brother William. Sadly missed by his cousins, neighbours and his loving family in Hillview where he happily spent the past 9 years.Rest in PeaceReposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle, Carlow on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm with prayers at 7.30pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Abban’s Church, Killeen for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Thursday, July 25, 2019 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 26, 2019 Deaths WhatsApp Previous articleAll of Thursday’s Laois GAA resultsNext articleLaois Marlins compete in top swim Meet in Irish calendar Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. GAA WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Twitter TAGSDeaths in Laois Facebook GAA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By Siun Lennon – 26th July 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Pinterest Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 26, 2019last_img read more

Excel Funds hosts income generation roadshow

The tour will bring financial advisers exclusive access to Sergei Strigo, head of emerging market debt & currency at Paris-based Amundi Asset Management; the sub-advisor of the Excel EM High Income Fund and one of the world’s largest asset managers with nearly $1 trillion of assets under management. Strigo is calling the yields on emerging market bonds very attractive and is in Canada to discuss the benefits of investing in this growing asset class. “The majority of emerging market bonds are investment grade and offer much higher yields with many of these nations carrying very low debt-to-GDP ratios,” explains Bhim D. Asdhir, President and CEO of Excel Funds. “The asset class can bring many significant diversification benefits to a portfolio and is attracting increasingly more attention from retail and institutional investors.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Toronto-based Excel Funds Management Inc. is hosting a nationwide income generation roadshow focusing on the attractive opportunities offered by emerging market bonds. The roadshow will include exclusive speaking conferences for investment advisors in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal from January 16-18. Keywords Emerging markets,  High yield bondsCompanies Excel Funds IE Staff Fidelity Investments launches fixed income ETFs Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fiera sells rights to manage US$1.9B emerging markets fund Dynamic launches emerging market equities fund read more

Mon Repos welcomes home most studied turtle in world

first_imgMon Repos welcomes home most studied turtle in world Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan ScanlonResearchers at Mon Repos Turtle Centre in Bundaberg have welcomed home a female loggerhead turtle known to them since February 1977 – making the remarkable creature nearly 44 years old.Minister for Environment Meaghan Scanlon has welcomed her arrival, as the centre celebrates 53 years of scientific investigation and research into marine turtles.Minister Scanlon said that visitors to the iconic turtle centre injected millions of dollars into the local economy.“Mon Repos supports the largest population of nesting loggerhead turtles in the South Pacific and is critical to the survival of this endangered turtle,” said Minister Scanlon.“The Palaszczuk Government recognises the important work of the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, with $17 million being contributed by our Government for the centre’s redevelopment being completed by mostly local firms in 2019”.Chief Scientific Officer from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Dr Col Limpus said the extensive research had validated theories and had given researchers a greater understanding of turtle behaviour.“Our continued research has given us new insights into this amazing species that others have found difficult to study,” Dr Limpus said.“Today we welcome home a female loggerhead turtle that we have been following since hatching here at Mon Repos more than four decades ago.“There is no other turtle in the world with this level of research and documented history.“Since her tagging as a hatchling, we didn’t see her again until she was a twenty-two year-old youngster on the eastern banks of Moreton Bay, 450km south of Mon Repos.“Our hypothesis that loggerheads return to the region where they hatched was proven in 2003 when she returned to Mon Repos for her first breeding season.“After the 2003 breeding season at Mon Repos, she retuned back to foraging in Moreton Bay.“This breeding migration cycle was repeated in the 2013 season when she again returned to Mon Repos before returning to Moreton Bay.“She returned this year to breed for a third season – yet again demonstrating their ability to navigate back to a location where they have been before.”While much is known about this wonderful turtle, researchers will this summer attach a satellite tracking device to follow her movements further.The tracking device will assist in defining her inter-nesting habitat, migratory corridor, and her foraging patterns and location within Moreton Bay – where she also calls home.This turtle is just one of the four turtles that Mon Repos will be actively tracking this year.Please visit the Mon Repos Turtle Centre /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Bundaberg, Economy, environment, foraging, Government, habitat, investigation, migration, Minister, pacific, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, research, satellite, species, wildlifelast_img read more

Internationally Known Philosopher To Lecture At CU-Boulder March 18

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Daniel Dennett, a distinguished philosopher and leading proponent of the computational model of the mind, will give a public talk at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday, March 18. Dennett, who will be on campus March 18-19 as a guest of the World Affairs Athenaeum, will speak at 3 p.m. in Old Main Chapel about “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea.” The event is free and open to the public. Dennett, who has clashed with other philosophers on the topic of consciousness, argues that everything humans think and do can be attributed to the urge to pass on individual genes, or natural selection. The artificial intelligence community has also taken a particular interest in his work. A professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, Dennett has published more than 100 articles and several books including “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea,” “Consciousness Explained,” and “Kinds of Minds.” The Athenaeum also is sponsoring a student dinner with Dennett on March 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The dinner is only open to CU-Boulder students, and space is limited so interested students should contact the Athenaeum fellows to make reservations. Dennett will discuss “Explaining the Magic of Consciousness” during the dinner. The Athenaeum, a program in which students meet with world-renowned guests and discuss world affairs, is an offshoot of the CU-Boulder Conference on World Affairs. Past Athenaeum visitors to CU-Boulder include Gary Hart, Margot Adler, Dr. Patch Adams, Werner Herzog and Susan Faludi. For more information about the public lecture call (303) 492-7252, or to make reservations for the student dinner e-mail the Athenaeum fellows at [email protected] Published: March 7, 2002 last_img read more

Two More All-America Finishes for Makena Morley at NCAA Finals

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Bigfork’s inimitable Makena Morley raced across the finish line in sixth place in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Austin, Texas, her second All-American effort of the competition and the seventh of her career.Morley, one of the most decorated prep runners in Montana history, ran Saturday’s 5K in 16:02.89, just 12 seconds behind teammate and race winner Dani Jones, to claim First Team All-America accolades. Two days earlier, Morley ran the 10K in 33:39.27 to finish 11th and land on the All-America second team. The top eight finishers in each event at the season-ending meet earn a spot on the All-America first team, with the next eight on the second team.Five of Morley’s seven career All-America finishes have come this school year. She finished eighth in cross country to help the Buffaloes win the national championship last fall, and was seventh in the indoor 5K and sixth in the indoor 3K in March. Morley was 11th in the 10K at last year’s outdoor national finals and 14th in the indoor 5K in 2017.A 2015 Bigfork High School graduate, Morley was named the Gatorade Montana Cross Country Runner of the Year four times and won four consecutive Class B state titles, smashing the all-class state record along the way. She also won five track and field titles, including the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 as a junior.Morley began her college career at the University of Montana before transferring to Colorado after one semester in Missoula. She qualified for the NCAA National Championships in cross country four times, including as a freshman for the Griz, and has exhausted her eligibility in that sport. She does have one additional year of eligibility in both indoor and outdoor [email protected]last_img read more