Archive for July 6th, 2016

Peru's Kuczynski to try to reopen shuttered La Oroya smelter

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016:

LIMA, July 6 Peru President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski vowed on Wednesday to make his “strongest effort” to reopen the polymetallic smelter La Oroya, part of his goal of wringing more value out of the country’s key mineral exports. The former operator of the smelter, Doe Run Peru, owned by U.S.-based Renco Group Inc, halted operations at La Oroya in 2009 when it ran out of money to buy concentrates. The company also lacked financing needed to finish an environmental clean-up and to pay for upgrades to curb pollution. Now controlled by Doe Run’s former creditors, the smelter faces liquidation on […] Read More →

Personal Stories of Abortion Made Public

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016:

Several years and several children into my marriage, we started seeing a therapist. I remember sitting in that first session and the therapist asking what each of our highest priorities were regarding therapy. His highest priority was fixing the marriage—that I be a better wife and mother—because there was this laundry list of things I wasn’t doing right, and he worked hard when all I had to do was clean house and raise kids. Everything that was wrong in the marriage was my fault. She looked at me and asked what my highest priority was. I didn’t […] Read More →

How Denard Robinson of the Jaguars Ended Up Fast Asleep in a Partly Submerged Car

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016:

Photo Denard Robinson, a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was not cited after the police found him sleeping in a partly submerged car. Credit Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press When the police in Florida found Denard Robinson, an N.F.L. running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, asleep in his car on Sunday morning, the vehicle was in a strange place. It was partly submerged in a pond. A 911 call from a passer-by had alerted the police to an accident, said Christian S. Hancock, a spokesman for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Robinson and his passenger, Marissa Staples, were found “asleep/passed out” at […] Read More →

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