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|SYDNEY， March 21 (Xinhua) -- The streets of Melbourne's CBD have been blockaded by 100 log trucks protesting the impending closure of a major sawmill.
The trucks rolled into the CBD in the early hours of Tuesday where they blocked car and bicycle lanes on Spring Street outside the State Parliament.
Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) announced in March that the Heyfield timber mill， Australia's largest hardwood mill， would close after the company said a three-year supply deal offered by VicForests would result in losses of 9.2 million U.S. dollars.
The closure would mean 260 employees would lose their jobs， crippling the town of Heyfield， 200 km east of Melbourne， which has a population of 2，000.
Truck driver Adam Lockett said the closure of the mill would have an immeasurable impact on the small town.
"It's only a small town and the mill is the main employment in the town，" Lockett told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Tuesday.
"There's dairying and few other things but if the mill closes and the workers move away that'll be it for the town."
"It'll be a ghost town in three or four months."
The mill processes 150，000 cubic meters of timber per year but the new deal put forward by VicForests offered only half that amount.
Daniel Andrews， Victoria's premier， said the Victorian government would consider buying the mill but ASH rejected the proposal， instead opting to move the mill to Tasmania.
Michael O'Connor， national secretary of the Construction， Forestry， Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)， said the Government should be ensuring there was enough timber for the business to survive.
"The bottom line is a sawmill needs saw logs and if we want to maintain the jobs at Heyfield we've got to get enough saw logs to maintain all those jobs，" O'Connor said.
"The first thing the Government has to do is make sure we have decent wood supply， sustainable wood supply and a medium to long term supply agreement."
"The Victorian timber industry is an industry that provides jobs in regional communities these jobs are hard to come by these are jobs that we need to protect and support."
VILNIUS Adam Henrique Womens Jersey , Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Former manager of the Lithuanian basketball team Antanas Guoga left one of the country's leading basketball clubs Lietuvos rytas, announced the club on Tuesday.
Guoga, a famous poker player, businessman, philanthropist and a member of the European Parliament, has sold his 20 per cent stake in the club to major shareholder Darius Gudelis. According to the announcement from Lietuvos rytas, Guoga also donated 300,000 euros, which he previously lent to the club during its financial and management turmoil.
"We've managed to stabilize the situation, paid out the biggest part of the debts, and most importantly, we've brought back the fans to arenas," Guoga, who led the national team in 2010-12, was quoted as saying in the announcement by Lietuvos rytas.
In June, Guoga bought out the part of the basketball club from its previous owners. Lietuvos rytas then experienced financial crisis and was on the brink of losing its place in the Eurocup Basketball tournament. At that time, the club was also involved in racial scandal due to remarks from its previous owners.
"We hope Antanas with his knowledge and contacts will continue contributing to the growth of Lietuvos rytas club," said Gudelis, who now owns 40 per cent the shares, was quoted as saying.
Despite positive remarks on Tuesday, Guoga left Lietuvos rytas amid conflicts with the other shareholders of the club.
Recently, Guoga publicly accused other shareholders for making suspicious financial support contracts behind his back.
Currently, Lietuvos rytas is at the third place in the domestic league and fifth in the EuroCup tournament group.
In his recent interview to Xinhua, Guoga talked about his plans to bring Chinese basketball players to play in Lithuania.
CHANGCHUN, China, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Changchun Yatai rallied from one goal down to beat Jiangsu Suning 3-1 at home in the 28th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday.
Benjamin Moukandjo scored the opener for Jiangsu less than a minute into the game before Odion Ighalo had the equalizer in the 18th minute, and Yu Rui and Du Zhenyu ensured the victory for Changchun.
With the win, Changchun ranked the eighth while Jiangsu Suning placed 13th.
Buying a treadmill? Chances are you'll want to comparison shop to find the best deal for you. Looking at all of the options available can often save you hundreds of dollars.
But where can you look?
There are in general 3 places you can buy your tread mill. This article will outline what you should know about each. You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages - to help you find the best treadmill buy.
#1 Department Stores
Department stores like Walmart, Sears, and Target sell a variety of name brand treadmills in their sports and fitness departments.
What you should know: Although these stores may appear to offer several different brand names they are almost always produced by one manufacturer - Icon Health and Fitness.
Icon is one of the largest treadmill manufacturers on the market today and produces such brands as Proform, Weslo, Epic, Image, Nordic Track, Free Spirit and Reebok.
These treadmills have lots of neat gadgets like CD players, TV's, iFit compatibility and more. However, they are not necessarily known for high quality cushioning, stability or durability.
They also typically offer short warranties. For many of the cheaper treadmills, 90 days on parts and labor is all you get. If you want a longer warranty you'll have to pay extra for it.