[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Indonesia draw puts Azkals’ AFF Cup semis bid in danger ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Philippine Azkals’ hopes of reaching the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup has been put in peril after settling for a 2-2 draw with Indonesia on Tuesday night at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan.The Azkals, which drew goals from Misagh Bahadoran and Phil Younghusband, now faces a must-win scenario against the Thailand War Elephants on Friday to have a shot at its fourth straight semifinals stint.“It was an exciting game. Both teams can live with the result,” said Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley. “We struggled a little bit. We created some chances but failed to capitalize.”Indonesia quickly jumped to a 1-0 lead following a conversion by Fachruddin Wahyuti Aryanto. But the Azkals responded on a conversion by Bplahadoran in the 31st minute to knot the count at the end of the first half.Early in the second half, Indonesia regained a 2-1 edge on a goal by Boas Theofilus Erwin Salossa, but the Azkals levelled the count anew on a free kick by Younghusband.The Azkals had multiple chances to surge ahead in the final minutes of the match but the attempts of Stephan Schrock and Bahadoran were defended well by Indonesia’s goal keeper.“We saw a very interesting match. We should have won it. Very unlucky but the football is like this,” said Merah Puti head coach Alfred Riedl. “Our chances are minimized (by the Azkals defense).”In the other match, the War Elephants formally clinched a spot to the semifinals with a 1-0 escape over the Singapore Lions courtesy of a last-minute goal by Sarawut Masuk.At the end of the two day preliminaries, the War Elephants remained on top with six points, followed by the Azkals with two points, Merah Puti with one and the Lions with none. Only the top two teams will advance to the next round./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Community Trust’s head of operations Dan White expressed his gratitude to the players for attending, saying: “I am extremely grateful to the four players for taking the time to come and visit our holiday camps. “For the children to get the opportunity to play alongside their heroes is something special. All the children and the players left with beaming smiles on their faces. “Community engagement is vital for the club and these camps demonstrate the club really is based at the heart of the community. “”This is the second time we have delivered our camps at South Bristol Sports Centre and once again it has been hugely successful, both in terms of numbers and the standard of delivery. “Our relationship with the venue is continually strengthening, and we now deliver several sessions at South Bristol Sports Centre each week, for males and females of all ages and abilities.” The Trust will be hosting a football-fun holiday camp over the Easter holidays. The dates will be released shortly, so keep an eye on the Trust’s website. Packed with skill sessions, speed guns, target cages and small-sided matches, Lee Tomlin, Josh Brownhill, Hordur Magnusson and Scott Golbourne surprised the participants on Friday as they took time out to visit to the camp. The coaching sessions took place at South Bristol Sports Centre for just the second time, following on from its recently launched partnership with the club. “The facilities are unbelievable and to have 150 kids every day just shows how big Bristol is,” said Tomlin. “I’ve really enjoyed it. You can see how much fun the kids have had and they all want to learn. It’s good for the future of Bristol.”
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He knew immediately who’d lead the new-look Wildcats this season.Calipari texted point guard Tyler Ulis: “I’m going to build a team. Get your guys and let’s do this again.”Six months later, the coach has delivered on his promise – another No. 1-ranked recruiting class has bolstered the supporting cast – and Ulis has not disappointed in his promotion from understudy to leading man.“He’s got a toughness about him. He wants to win, and he makes everybody better,” Calipari said. “You want a general out there that people want to follow. They want to follow him.”The Courier-Journal asked every player on the 2015-16 roster which teammate they’d want with them for a game of 2-on-2, and the vote was nearly unanimous: a 5-foot-9, 160-pound Ulis. No one seemed concerned about his size or the fact he has yet to start a game in college (which is only because Andrew Harrison was still on last year’s team).“Tyler Ulis, any time, any day,” freshman forward Skal Labissiere said. “Just because of his competitive nature. Tyler is just such a leader. He wants to win really bad. So I would go to war any day with Tyler.”Reloaded UK basketball aims to finish jobThe diminutive Ulis played with blood streaming down his face during a physical struggle against rival Louisville last season. He nearly got in a fight with a 7-footer from Auburn. And legend has it, during a pickup game on his recruiting visit to UK, Ulis got in the face of massive NBA star DeMarcus Cousins.“What you hear about him is true,” Labissiere said. “He’ll do anything to win: guard bigger guys, guys my size, try to push them off the block. With that size and the way he plays, the way he leads the team, he facilitates for his teammates, it’s just really easy to play with Tyler.”That’s what Calipari is counting on. Ulis, a sophomore who averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 assists, one turnover and one steal in 23.8 minutes per game last season, is the one known quantity on this year’s team. Senior forward Alex Poythress is coming off knee surgery and junior Marcus Lee has so far shown only occasional flashes.Nearly everyone else is brand new – and apparently looking like it in practice.“We gotta hope Tyler is so good that we can get by being ugly,” Calipari said Wednesday.UK’s point guard a 3-headed monsterThe team is already feeding off Ulis’ energy and attitude, a vibe that says: Don’t worry, I got this.“That’s what everybody loves about him. That’s why he is who he is,” freshman center Isaac Humphries said. “Tyler’s just a natural leader. He conducts and kind of establishes – not the mood, but the flow of practices and pickup.”Proof positive of Ulis’ impact: five-star freshman Isaiah Briscoe identifies him as the leader. The two might’ve clashed, as Briscoe considers himself a point guard too, but have instead hit it off. The uber-confident Ulis views his fellow McDonald’s All-American not as a threat but an ally.“He’s just been showing me the ropes,” Briscoe said, “how to be a point guard and what to expect in college basketball.”Ulis is electric with the ball, a pest on defense and hit a team-high 42.9 percent of his 3-pointers last season. He said his shot is even sharper now, and Calipari claims he had 25 assists and just three turnovers during a recent three-day stretch of practice.Aussie 7-footer Humphries fills big UK need“Tyler’s an amazing point guard,” junior-college transfer Mychal Mulder said. “Not only will he knock down shots on demand, any time, and he’s extremely aggressive and has that winning mentality, but also he’s so unselfish. He’ll hit you when you’re ready, not when he’s ready to hit you.”Calipari used the same phrase as Labissiere: Ulis always “makes it easy” for his teammates. The motivation is not entirely unselfish. Losing in the Final Four after a 38-0 start still haunts Ulis. He wants a title, and he knows he’ll need help to get one.Get your guys and let’s do this again.“Just try to lead them on the court, help them off the court, just make sure everybody’s together, make sure everybody’s clicking, and make sure no one strays away from the team,” Ulis said. “I’m a distributor, but I can score if I need to. If Cal wants me to score more, then that’s what I’m going to do. At the end of the day, my job is to lead the team and keep everybody happy. I’m just going to do what I need to do to win.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Email him at [email protected]
Riot Games has entered a partnership with the American collegiate athletic programme Big East Conference to launch the Big East League of Legends Championship in Spring 2019.Seven of the 10 schools in the Big East Conference will compete in the League of Legends competition. Specifically: Butler, DePaul, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Villanova.Taking place in a regular season which will start in January next year, the championship will see the top four teams compete for the title. The winner and runner-up will book their spot in the League of Legends Championship Play-In, giving them a chance to reach the League of Legends College Championship.Vince Nicastro, Deputy Commissioner & COO of the Big East Conference commented: “As the Big Fast enters its second year of competitive esports, we are very excited to further our involvement with Riot Games and our League of Legends competition. Interest in esports on our campuses continues to grow and we are proud to be able to provide the opportunity for Big East students to compete on the national stage.”The League of Legends College Championship is a collegiate competition involving schools in North America. Over 300 teams competed in the initiative in this year’s iteration of the championship.Michael Sherman, College Esports Lead at Riot Games added: “We have continually been impressed by the Big East’s forward-looking approach for how esports can support their membership since we first talked with them in 2016. This partnership is a huge step forward for College League of Legends and sets a new precedent for support from a Division I conference.”In October, Big East Conference partnered with ESL to launch a Rocket League competition within the conference. A pilot event was hosted in April, and led to a more permanent inclusion for esports in the initiative.Esports Insider says: It’s clear that the Big East Conference is keen to integrate esports in a big way, and partnering with Riot Games – in addition to ESL – is certainly one way to do that. It’s great to see that two teams will get the chance to compete in Riot Games’ official collegiate competition, too.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
Owen Wilson’s reported suicide attempt came after a bitter blowup with a close pal. The 38-year-old comedic actor, who is regarded in Hollywood as a financial success, was in good condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, from where he issued a statement through his publicist yesterday asking “that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.” He was hospitalized Sunday, first at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, then at Cedars-Sinai, after reportedly overdosing and slicing one of his wrists. There has been speculation that Wilson was depressed over his recent breakup with Kate Hudson, but sources told the New York Post that it did not contribute to his emotional turmoil. Instead, the incident occurred shortly after a vicious quarrel with an unidentified friend, the Post reported. Wilson likely will remain under the close watch of doctors for at least the next several days, one source told The Post. One Wilson neighbor told the newspaper that that when she heard the ambulance Sunday, she was surprised because the actor never causes any trouble. “All the neighbors like him, he’s a friendly guy. He never has any crazy parties or does anything wrong,” Betty Miller said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Ball has also played for Cambridge United and Peterborough United on loan.The deal was the final Scottish deal of the summer window with Derek McInnes’ squad now complete until the winter transfer period starts in January. Aberdeen have completed the signing of Dominic Ball on loan from Rotherham United.The centre-back, who can also play at full-back or in midfield, will join Derek McInnes’ side until the end of the season.The former Tottenham Hotspur player joined Rotherham on a three-year deal last summer. He spent a season on loan at Rangers in the Scottish Championship under Mark Warburton.
Interview with Cameron Freberg, Utility Strategist, Emerging Tech Team at Austin EnergyHow can a utility company steward meaningful change in its service territory, while also providing a beachhead for the whole world to replicate and scale the value captured from emerging technology?To help answer this question, I looked to my own backyard. Recently, Austin Energy has been at the pulse of some of the biggest changes in the utility sector—winning one of only seven SHINES grants, and submitting the City of Austin’s bid for the US Department of Transportation’s $40–50M national Smart Cities Challenge.But that is nothing new—Green Building and ECAD, electrical Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and large-scale and distributed renewables and electric vehicle initiatives all started at Austin Energy. That kind of well-rounded evolution doesn’t happen in a silo. Indeed, what’s unique about this perpetual ratcheting up of performance is that it takes a whole utility, and all of its people power to really support the region and the nation as an example of collaboration and human ingenuity in the utility space.I asked Cameron Freberg, an extremely busy utility strategist—a “doer” rather than a communications staffer—to sit down and talk with me about some of the big issues in emerging tech, how Austin Energy does things, and its role in shaping the future of the energy sector.DJ: Austin Energy has a long history of innovation in energy efficiency, demand response, renewables, AMI, and EVs. AE developed its Emerging Technology & EV team in the past six years. How is emerging tech getting along within your utility? Many people want to know—is it a culture fit?CF: Austin Energy did develop an Electric Vehicles & Emerging technologies team in 2011, but the innovations that we have achieved as an organization go much farther back. As with any organization, emerging technology can present both excitement and apprehension. We have been heavily involved in the opportunities for energy efficiency, electric vehicles, energy storage, and renewable energy.I think that the culture in the utilities industry is traditionally pretty old school with a sole focus on keeping the lights on and doing it cost-effectively. Now utilities have a larger focus on environmental quality, customer interactions, and being a relied-upon source for guidance on new technology. It is necessary to keep the experienced working with the younger generation so that the focus of providing reliable and cost-effective service is not lost while trying to innovate and not sit idly by when new opportunities to utilize technologies emerge. At Austin Energy we have a fantastic blend of experienced and younger workers, which keeps us driving forward and eager to see what is the next big breakthrough that we can adopt.DJ: What are you working on that you are most excited about? How do you incorporate collaboration into that? CF: One of the most exciting things that we are working on at Austin Energy is the Austin SHINES initiative through a US Department of Energy grant initiative. To be concise, we are creating a pathway to get to the high penetration of renewable energy through the incorporation of energy storage and smart inverters paired with solar PV. Austin SHINES pairs battery storage with both commercial and residential PV, and also includes two grid scale batteries that are in close proximity to high concentrations of solar PV.The SHINES project not only requires groups within the utility to work together who might not have had as much interaction in the past, but requires the utility to work with the community, private industry, academia, and leaders in manufacturing and industry. In order to make this project a win for all parties involved and provide a meaningful outcome that can change the potential for renewable energy in the U.S., collaboration and innovative thinking need to be an inherent part of the project.DJ: How is access to data tied to this, now and in the future?CF: Everything is becoming smarter, and that includes the electric grid. The most interesting element of IoT and energy is actually the interactions that customers are now having with their own energy usage.Just look at what devices like the Fitbit are doing to make something as pedestrian as walking (pun intended) interesting. The ability to shame or reward the consumer based on their own data and is really driving behavior, and the energy sector is no exception. An interesting example of this we are starting to see is within the transportation sector and with electric vehicles. These new “mpg wars” that EV drivers are starting to get into has now become a competitive game trying to outdo one another and is just another example of how data can drive behavior in a positive way.DJ: What are the most important skills in this new realm?CF: So often I have heard about organizations not needing to worry about certain technologies because they “just aren’t there yet.” That can set an organization up for being reactive to technology and not having things in place for when the industry and the community start adopting. We strive to have our back-end processes and core business functions ready for when new technologies hit the market. Our population here in Austin helps to drive that as well. Having a large number of early adopters and innovators in our area reinforces the need for us as a utility to constantly evolve.Although emerging technologies can be great when standing alone, it is ultimately the people who have to find a solution to introducing them into an organization’s operations. This can be easily dismissed by some because “that is not the way it has always been done.” Creativity and finding ways to blend processes and technology are essential to keep the needle moving.FULL DISCLAIMER: I have worked for Austin Energy twice, I have worked for a technology company serving Austin Energy once, and I have collaborated with Austin Energy as an informal advisor, a city council staffer, and most recently as president at an energy research firm.
Following Alabama’s loss to Florida in the SEC Tournament this afternoon, many believe Anthony Grant’s time with the Crimson Tide will soon be over. The 48-year-old coach has been leading the program since 2009, compiling a 116-83 record and making the NCAA Tournament once (in 2012). Billy Donovan is not among the people who think Grant should be fired. The Gators’ coach, who had Grant on his staff in Gainesville, Fla., for 10 years, campaigned for his former assistant to keep his job following their game Thursday afternoon. Grant is 0-10 against Donovan at Alabama. “I don’t think people have any idea how great of a coach Anthony Grant is” – Billy Donovan— Graham Hall (@Graham311) March 12, 2015Billy Donovan on Anthony Grant “People don’t understand just how outstanding of a coach he is… He took over a very difficult situation.”— WVUA-FM Sports (@Capstone_Sports) March 12, 2015Billy Donovan stumping for Anthony Grant keeping job. Talks tough situation he took over at Bama, importance of developing young men.— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) March 12, 2015BillyD gives impassioned endorsement of Tide coach/close friend Anthony Grant. “Put it this way: Alabama better hope he comes back.” #Gators— Chris Harry (@GatorZoneChris) March 12, 2015Billy Donovan fervently defending Anthony Grant, says if Alabama knew what was good for them, they’d bring him back next year.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) March 12, 2015It’s not too surprising that Donovan thinks highly of Grant and wants him to keep his job; they’re former co-workers and likely remain close. Will Alabama hold onto Grant, though? Kevin Scarbinsky of AL.com reported earlier today that the Crimson Tide may be turning in favor of keeping their head coach. “The more you talk to people around the program, the more likely it appears that Grant will return for his seventh season as head coach,” he wrote. Alabama (18-14, 8-10 SEC) is a contender for the NIT and will likely play more games this season. Grant’s future in Tuscaloosa, Ala., probably won’t be decided until after the season ends.
Maryland’s men’s basketball program announced Monday evening that star freshman guard Melo Trimble suffered a concussion against West Virginia. The Terrapins’ guard hit his head twice during his team’s NCAA Tournament third round loss to the Mountaineers in Columbus; first on this legal-but-clearly-illegal moving screen and, later, when teammate Damonte Dodd accidentally kicked him in the head. After the first collision, Maryland’s doctors checked him for systems, but he passed all tests and was placed back in the game. After the second hit, he did not pass the necessary tests, and was rightfully forced to sit out the remainder of the game. Maryland’s Melo Trimble suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game vs. WVU, but doctors cleared him to fly home with team, per UMD spokesman.— Don Markus (@sportsprof56) March 23, 2015While Trimble’s removal from the game clearly played a big role in Maryland’s season coming to an end, it’s nice to see an athletic team take the necessary precautions when dealing with a potentially-concussed player. Trimble and the Terps should have a chance to make some serious noise in the NCAA Tournament in 2016.
EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans after a 32-23 Michigan win at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Earlier tonight, Michigan lost a commitment from three-star defensive lineman Rashad Weaver. Weaver claimed the Wolverines staff stopped reaching out to him, and that head coach Jim Harbaugh had told him that there was only a 50/50 chance he’d have a scholarship for him on National Signing Day next week. Shortly after the Weaver news began circulating, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio dropped a somewhat-cryptic tweet consisting only of the phrase “The righteous shall prevail.” This would appear to be a not-so-veiled reference to the Michigan situation, and Dantonio quickly deleted the tweet. But, Twitter being Twitter, you know someone got a screen shot of it before it disappeared.Lol mark dantonio quickly deleted this but I think we all know what he was referencing pic.twitter.com/G1YQa4QdW9— D2 (@ddycio) January 26, 2016 To add to the intrigue, Michigan State recruiting coordinator Curtis Blackwell tweeted the exact same thing.The righteous shall prevail….— Curtis Blackwell II (@MSUrecruiter) January 26, 2016Seems pretty clear what the intent was here. There is never a dull moment in college football recruiting, that’s for sure.[ Maize ‘N’ Brew ]
At least three militants were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Batote town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Saturday, an Army spokesperson said. An Army jawan was also killed, while two policemen were injured in the encounter. Searches have been carried out in the area presently. The encounter followed after a group of five armed militants took refuge inside a civilian’s residence after they targeted a Territorial Army patrol in Batote area earlier in the day. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Sources told The Indian Express that the house owner, Vijar Kumar, and his family were taken hostage. The militants later released all members of the family except Kumar, a tailor. Subsequently, the house owner was rescued, Jammu and Kashmir Police confirmed on Twitter.The area is cordoned off, and vehicular traffic along the highways and adjoining link roads has been halted. According to sources, the militants were initially hiding near one of the quarters of the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) personnel. As the Territorial Army patrol passed through the area this morning, the militants panicked and threw two or three hand grenades at them and opened fire from their rifles, thinking they were being cordoned off.(Inputs from The Indian Express)
New Delhi: The government will launch the fourth installment of Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on Thursday, which is expected to help the exchequer garner up to Rs 8,000 crore from investors. The issue will open for anchor investors on Thursday and for other institutional and retail investors, the next day, according to scheme information document filed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, which manages Bharat-22 ETF. The investors would get a 3 per cent discount over the issue price. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The offer is likely to have a base issue size of Rs 2,000 crore, with a greenshoe option to retain another Rs 6,000 crore, taking the total amount to Rs 8,000 crore,” a source privy to the development said. The decision has been taken after receiving robust response for earlier stake sale by the government in the product. The government has so far raised around Rs 35,900 crore through Bharat-22 ETF — Rs 14,500 crore was garnered in November 2017, another Rs 8,400 crore was mopped up in June 2018 and Rs 13,000 crore in February this year. Proceeds from the ETF will help the government meet its disinvestment target of Rs 1.05 lakh crore for the current financial year. The central public sector enterprises that are part of the Bharat-22 ETF include ONGC, IOC, SBI, BPCL, Coal India and Nalco. Bharat Electronics, Engineers India, NBCC, NTPC, NHPC, SJVNL, GAIL, PGCIL, NLC India, Axis Bank, ITC and L&T are the other constituents.
Organised in collaboration by ‘Surnai Theatre and Folk Arts Foundation’ and ‘Indian International Centre’ under ‘A Festival of Arts’, ‘Shabd Leela’ will present a dramatised rendition of Dr Dharamveer Bharti’s powerful and romantic words in Kanupriya, Andha yug and Ek Sahityik ke prem patra.Conceived, designed and scripted by Ila Arun, the presentation is directed by K K Raina. On stage will be Ila Arun; Rajeshwari Sachdev; Varun badola; K.K. Raina; Abhishek Pandey; Gaurav Amlani; Mayank Pandey; Navneet Raina; and Avinash Kumar. Shabd Leela basically means a unique presentation of letters, poetry and drama. WHEN: October 14, 2019 Where: Indian International Centre TIMINGS: 6:30 pm
New Delhi: Delhi witnessed a dip in temperature by two notches on Friday morning, a day after rain lashed several parts of the national capital. According to a MeT department official, the minimum temperature recorded was 19.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. The humidity level was 86 per cent at 8.30 am. The weatherman has predicted light rains later in the day. “There is possibility of light rains in several areas today. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 34 degrees Celsius,” he said The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered official for the city, recorded 47.3 mm rainfall in last 24 hours. At the Palam observatory, 30.2 mm rainfall was recorded during the same period. On Thursday, the minimum temperature settled at 23.8 degrees while the maximum temperature recorded was 34.8 degrees Celsius.
As part of the 150th birth centenary celebrations of Gandhiji, an exhibition titled Rangoli – showcasing Bapu in a multitude of colours – was inaugurated, recently, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. The exhibition is open till October 8, 2019. This week-long exhibition has been organised by IGNCA in association with S B Pola, eminent Rangoli artist from a remote village bordering Goa, along with his well trained students. Twenty-five paintings in a combination of colours, chosen from incidents related to Gandhiji’s life, have been created on-the-spot in just about two days. Their rendering on the floor, similar to a photograph is unbelievably realistic. Also Read – The Puja carnivalIn contrast to this showcase, the other Twin Art gallery has in it an exhibition by craftsmen from across India paying tribute to the Mahatma through their simple indigenous handcrafted artworks. Titled ‘Mahatma of Craftsmen,’ organised by Dastakari Haat Samiti, it is versatile in the depictions of Bapu, representing him in their humbling craft techniques. It is part of the ongoing Craft Bazar in the Matighar lawns, a collaborative effort between IGNCA and Dastkari Haat Samiti. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraDr Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA inaugurated these exhibitions. Emphasising the importance of this initiative, he stated, “Today we are inaugurating two different events at IGNCA, on one hand we are exhibiting Rangoli paintings related to different aspects of Gandhiji’s life and on the other Jayaji has tried to bring out the hidden talents of craftsmen from different parts of the country and has provided them a platform to exhibit their abilities”. Besides the Crafts Bazar, one can also witness live music by folk artist from Kuchch in Gujarat. Treat of local street food compliments the experience of this fair.
New York: India could potentially be one of the big winners from the US-China trade war, according to a Credit Suisse survey of 100 companies with global sales of $1 trillion that projects $350-550 billion of exports will shift out of China and that this is “inevitable even if slow”. This survey insights land at the same time when US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is saying in New Delhi that India has a “wonderful opportunity right now, to take advantage of trade dissension elsewhere”. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra $1 billion translates to approximately Rs 7,000 crore. “We’ve actually prepared a chart about what are the areas where China is the big exporter to us? How does that compare with what India is exporting to us? And what are possible solutions to how do we change that mixture?” Ross said at the India Today ‘India Economic Summit’ event in New Delhi on Thursday. The Credit Suisse report, reviewed by IANS, has said that firms in China plan to move production to Vietnam, India, Taiwan and Mexico. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Ross’ comments and the Credit Suisse report both come as China’s top trade negotiator prepares to lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving the ongoing trade war with the US. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for the negotiations and trade talks would take place after China’s National Day holiday which falls on October 7. The Credit Suisse report lists three main themes that inform the $350-550 billion “shift”. Peak pressure begins only now Multiple pressures to move manufacturing out of China are likely to peak now because “80 per cent of the finished goods sold to consumers come under tariffs only now”. The report connects the dots to similar goods in earlier lists which saw price rise, lower demand and a shift in production. Companies keen to move out Companies that have spoken to Credit Suisse have said “they would shift manufacturing out of China even without tariffs”. They list a “shrinking Chinese workforce” as one of the main issues: “50 million fewer workers by 2030”. Firms plan to move production to Vietnam, India, Taiwan and Mexico, says the report. Shrinking workforce “In five years though, with the Chinese manufacturing workforce shrinking by another 9-15 million after a 20 million decline since 2015, we expect $350-550 billion of exports to move out of China. It could be more, if other countries improve absorption capacity: Vietnam is too small (but should gain the most), Bangladesh a pure-play on apparel, and India has seen good import substitution in electronics but is struggling to grow apparel exports. Hon Hai and Pegatron would be negatively affected, L&T, Havells and Feng Tay would benefit. In the near- term, tariffs would raise prices in the US (13 per cent of firms absorbing them), and shift Chinese exports to other countries (possibly at lower prices).” US President Donald Trump’s administration first imposed tariffs on Chinese imports in 2018 in a bid to win concessions from China, which responded with tit-for-tat tariffs. A deal remains elusive as the dispute escalates between the world’s two largest economies. In New Delhi, Ross spoke about the “third kind of barrier” that “bothers” the US, which he said was neither about competitive advantage nor one country actually needing a certain product because of locational constraints. “If you look at our trade deficit it has two components, one’s called automotive and the other’s called China,” he said. During his comments, Ross made the distinction between “small trade deficits with other countries” and “China” as two separate issues. “We believe that most of the things we’re requesting particularly of India would not only help us vis a vis India, we think a lot of them would help India itself,” he added. “So, (I) don’t want you to think that we’re just focusing on deficit, we’re focusing also on total trade. And what the world needs is more total trade. This recent diminution in the forecast, that world trade will be down to 1.2 per cent this year, is a very bad omen for the world because normally, trade, global trade has been growing at a percentage point or so. So if it’s really true, that world trade will only grow at around 1 per cent. That does not speak very well for the world GDP. So that’s a source of separate concern,” Ross said.
London: Ginger Baker, the iconic drummer and co-founder of rock band Cream, died on Sunday at the age of 80. The news of Baker’s demise was announced on his official Twitter account. “We are very sad to say that Ginger has passed away peacefully in hospital this morning. Thank you to everyone for your kind words over the past weeks,” the tweet read. The cause of death is not known yet. Last month, Baker’s family announced he was critically ill in hospital, but no further details of his illness were disclosed, reported BBC. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger He suffered from a number of health issues in recent years. The musician underwent open heart surgery in 2016 and was forced to cancel a tour with his band Air Force after being diagnosed with “serious heart problems”. Baker co-founded Cream in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. The group released four albums before splitting two years later. He, then, formed the short-lived band Blind Faith with Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. He launched the band Air Force in 1970 and has released a number of solo LPs, including his most recent, “Why?” in 2014. Baker was credited as number three on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. The documentary, “Beware of Mr Baker”, documented the life of the drummer, who was considered a temperamental and argumentative figure on the music scene.