GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers catches a 31 yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson #4 in the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is no stranger to the big stage.The Tiger pass catcher made a career of tormenting Alabama in national championship appearances, playing huge roles in two title wins.At long last, for those who root for opposing ACC and College Football Playoff squads, Renfrow’s college career is over.He finished with 186 catches for 2,133 yards, and 15 touchdowns in his college career.Now, he is at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., trying to prove that he can compete at the highest level as well.His measurables were never going to stand out. Renfrow came in at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds.However, he is excelling on the field, and drawing rave reviews for his route running.Multiple people are praising Hunter Renfrow’s play from Senior Bowl practices.Obviously, Dabo Swinney was there to stump for his guy, but unbiased observers are impressed as well.“When he puts that helmet on, he’s Superman” – @TomPelissero talked to @ClemsonFB HC Dabo Swinney about @renfrowhunter and more prospects in the @NFLDraft ??: @seniorbowl Practice pic.twitter.com/9RwHJmSHyg— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 22, 2019Jim Nagy on @ClemsonFB WR Hunter Renfrow: “He might not be the most popular guy in Mobile this week … Weigh-ins might not be his thing but one-on-one’s will be. He’s going to turn some people out in one-on-one’s.”#SeniorBowl— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) January 21, 2019Hunter Renfrow has 7 2/3 hands and he NEVER DROPS THE FOOTBALL. Smallest hands I’ve seen here that I can recall— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 22, 2019Hunter Renfrow’s stop-start ability and quick twitch in routes are unreal. He’s been unguardable and impossible to jam at the LOS.— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) January 22, 2019Clemson WR Hunter Renfrow can break off his routes at an elite pace #SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/SBIbz1bjJB— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) January 22, 2019WR @adamhumphries13 er… Hunter Renfrow out of @ClemsonFB fielding punts at South practice.Got a chance to talk to him today and he and Hump are even more similar in person. Should be a very productive slot player at the NFL level, too. pic.twitter.com/XJvQZ9HEL6— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) January 22, 2019Hunter Renfrow #Clemson is such a great tactician at running routes. so fluid #SeniorBowl— Austin P. Baumer (@ScoutBaumer) January 22, 2019Early winners from the first round of practice– Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn– Foster Moreau, TE, LSU– Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson– Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolin— Andrew Harbaugh ? (@DHH_Mandrew) January 22, 2019Day 1 @ the #SeniorBowl seemed to show favor for the WR’s. Deebo Samuel (SC), David Sills (WVU) Anthony Johnson (BUFF), Andy Isabella (MASS), Penny Hart (GaSt), and Hunter Renfrow (CLEM) all with great showings. Will be interesting to see how they pan with their QB’s this week— Grant Weaver (@therealweaves) January 23, 2019There have been Renfrow-New England Patriots jokes since the 2015 title game, but Bill Belichick may have some competition if he continues to play this well.
MONTREAL — Champion Iron Ltd. is restarting production in March at its Bloom Lake iron mine in Quebec’s Labrador Trough, three years after it was shuttered when its previous owner sought creditor protection.Some 450 workers will be on site around Christmas at the facility near Fermont, Que. About 250 of the total workforce has already been hired to get the mine ready for a resumption of activity.A subsidiary of Champion Iron (TSX:CIA) is reopening the mine after raising $350 million in financing, including about $51 million from the Quebec government and a US$100-million loan from the Caisse de depot pension fund manager that is partially tied to the price of iron ore.Sprott Resource Lending is also providing US$80 million in the form of a five-year senior secured loan.“It’s never easy to raise $350 million to start a project but people believed in the potential of the iron mine at Bloom Lake,” chief operating officer David Cataford said in an interview from Fermont.The mine is expected to produce 7.4 million tonnes of iron concentrate per year, all of which has been sold.The Quebec Iron Ore Inc. subsidiary and agencies of the provincial government bought the Bloom Lake mine and a regional railway last year from an affiliate of Cliffs Natural Resources that was put into creditor protection after ore prices tumbled.Energy and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Moreau said the government has supported the mine’s revitalization because of its strategic importance to the Quebec economy and Fermont community.“This project is one of the initiatives that will make a significant contribution to the success of Plan Nord. It will promote the development of our natural resources responsibly while leveraging our skilled workforce,” he said in a news release.Cataford said the company has the advantage of having access to the Sept-Iles port that can handle large ships to transport the ore and a railway to transport the product to port.“We will benefit from this pier so logistically we have a big advantage.”The reopening was announced as the Quebec government reported that mining investments in the province grew last year for the first time since 2012.Quebec’s statistics institute said spending grew 2.9 per cent from the prior year to reach $2.57 billion. That’s almost half the $5.13 billion in activity five years ago.Iron ore is the second most important metal after gold, accounting for 23.5 per cent of investments last year.It forecasts the investments will increase 17.8 per cent this year to reach $3.02 billion.