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How will Joe Biden change US trade relations?

first_imgFor example, while President Trump viewed the World Trade Organization with suspicion and derision, there are hopes that Mr Biden will focus instead on encouraging reform and modernisation of the organisation, which policies global trade. 3: A reset of the EU trade relationship The spat between US aircraft maker Boeing and European rival Airbus over claims of unfair state help preceded President Trump. But it was he who decided to levy tariffs on $7.5bn (£5,7bn) worth of European luxuries in response. Five questions for Joe Biden on the economy‘Let’s work together!’ World reacts to Biden winFive reasons Biden won the electionWhy Donald Trump lost Chinese handbags, French wine and Scottish cashmere: all have been weaponised by President Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed tariff man. 2: Same dream, different means Ultimately, while there is potential for a change in trade stance from a new president, his bulging domestic in-tray may distract him for some time. That is likely to mean offering an olive branch to the EU, with an offer to pour (lower tariff) oil on troubled waters. Here’s five things to be aware of: Mr Biden prefers the idea of strength in numbers – a multilateral approach – by getting traditional allies onside. With US unemployment having more than doubled during the course of the pandemic, promises to bolster livelihoods on home soil have a potent appeal. Related Topics Mr Biden’s pledges include penalising US firms that move jobs abroad. And like Mr Trump, he harbours concerns over China’s ambitions and way of doing business. There is more to trade than shipping containers lining ports. That was after the UK’s proposed Internal Market Bill risked the imposition of a physical customs border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish border sign

Assam Premier Club Championship Begins in Udalguri

first_imgRupjyoti Sangha register huge win in Tezpur; Jai Hind win in JorhatOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Udalguri District Cricket Association chapter of Assam Premier Club Championship kicked off today at the playground of Higher Secondary School, Udalguri. The flag of Assam Cricket Association is being hoisted by the Club Champioship Director Headquarter Zone, former Ranji cricketer Nasir Gul Khan and the flag of District Cricket Association being hoisted by District Working President Dhananjay Das. Former Ranji player Tilak Das was also present in the brief ceremony. Altogether eight teams are taking part in Udalguli leg. Town Sports Club thrashed Cricket Club Harisinga by 3 wickets in the inaugural match.Brief Score: Cricket Club Harisinga 148/10 in 33.4 overs (Vikram Singh Daimari 37, Stephen Sangma 24, Nitupan Gogoi 3/35, Swaraj das 2/17) lost to Town Sports Club 149/7 in 27.5 overs (Hemanta Boro 53, Dipson Chawhan 4/32).From Tezpur: Rupjyoti Sangha registered a huge 185-run win over Sonitpur Club. Winning the toss Rupjyoti Sangha scored a mammoth total of 312 in 40 overs losing 9 wickets. Lower middle order batsmen Ajay Ghosh (62 off 51), Manish Baruah (55 off 38) and Nasir Ansari (66 off 48) helped the team after losing 5 wickets for only 75 runs on thr board. Sonitpur Club were bundled out for 127 in 23rd over. Arijit Acharjee took 4 wickets for 24 while Ankit Manori grabbed 3 wickets for 26.From Jorhat: Jai Hind Club beat Victorious Club by 5 wickets in a low scoring match.Brief Score: Victorious Club 136/10 in 37.1 overs (Partha P Bora 27, Utpal Hazarika 22, Prabal Borkotoky 3/44, Bicky Dutta 3/26, Jayanta Madhaab Sharma 3/10) lost to Jai Hind Club 137/5 in 35.4 overs (Jayanta Madhaab Sharma 56, Jintumoni Mali 34).From Charaideo: Arunudoi Sangha Parbotipur beat Charaideo Cricket CC by 5 wickets.Brief Score: Charaideo Cricket CC 93/10 in19.1 overs (Pritam Das 0, Abdul Rahim Khan 24, Mithilesh Kumar Sah 3/7, Probin Gogoi 2/21) lost to Arunudoi Sangha 94/5 in 13.4 overs (Probin Gogoi 54no, Anup Jyoti Barush 4/16).From Biswanath: Biswanath Blue Warriors Club outplayed Royal ABC Ambari by 124 runs. Electing to bat Biswanath Blue Warriors managed 290 in 39.2 overs with the help of openers Dibash Hazarika (73 off 53) and Bikash Kurmi’s (85 off 91) half centuries. They added 124 runs for the opening wicket. Imran Sheikh took 3 wickets for 71. Royal ABC could score 166 in 36.4 overs. Opener Pawan Kumar Thakur scored 58. Pawan Majhee claimed 3 wickets for 25.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img read more

The Latest: Mets GM says multiple coronavirus cases for team

first_imgZaidi says Bishop got his test result on Friday and has mild symptoms.Bishop would have been on the club’s roster of 51 players announced Monday for the start of camp later this week. Zaidi says Bishop is in Arizona and wasn’t around any others from the organization.The 22-year-old Bishop is the team’s first-round draft pick from 2019, selected 10th overall out of Arizona State. The Giants are planning their first workout Friday.___Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says a player who was asymptomatic has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Latest: Mets GM says multiple coronavirus cases for team Van Wagenen did not identify any of the players on a video call with reporters, nor did he detail their conditions or reveal when they tested positive. He says the club is optimistic the player on the 40-man roster will be able to return to action early in training camp, which begins Friday at Citi Field.“He is recovering and we feel like he’s in a good position, but we’ll sort of wait and see once we get everybody here in camp,” Van Wagenen said.The GM said none of the positive tests occurred at the club’s regular spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.___The Chicago Bears are offering full refunds to season ticket holders because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoyer says no players have tested positive or opted out of this season because of concerns about the coronavirus, nor have any coaches.___The New York Jets are offering fans refunds or payment deferrals on season tickets this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The team began emailing season ticket holders Monday to alert them about their options. The Jets also are deferring season ticket payments for July, as they have done each of the last three months.Jets season ticket holders will have the option to get a full refund on 2020 tickets or defer all payments toward the 2021 season. Season ticket holders who choose one of those options can also opt to keep their same seats in 2021. The Governors currently have 11 athletes who have tested positive. The FCS-level school in Clarksville, Tennessee, did not identify the sports involved.Austin Peay closed its facilities Saturday. Athletic director Gerald Harrison said in a statement Monday that the positive tests are regrettable but procedures put in place worked as expected. That includes isolating those who tested positive along with people at risk through contract tracing in self-quarantine.Austin Peay also is cleaning and disinfecting its facilities.Austin Peay won the Ohio Valley Conference football championship last season and lost in the FCS quarterfinals.___ Season ticket holders who choose that option will be able to renew their seats for the 2021 season, the team says. The Bears are not sure how many fans will be allowed at Soldier Field this season.Chicago is scheduled to open at Detroit on Sept. 13 and host the New York Giants a week later. The Bears also have home preseason games against Cleveland and San Francisco on Aug. 15 and 29.___Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says two staff members have COVID-19 and were experiencing mild symptoms. Hoyer would not reveal their names. He says one was tested because “a friend of a friend had it and he’d been in contact with that person,” and the other was “out of an abundance of caution.” ___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8.Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol.The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests.The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen says one player on the team’s 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, in addition to multiple minor leaguers. The Carolina Hurricanes will help deliver meals to local healthcare workers to thank them for their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced a five-week program Monday to deliver 1,000 meals in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. It begins Wednesday when Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour assists with the first delivery, this one to the UNC Health Wakebrook behavioral health campus in Raleigh.More meals will be delivered each Wednesday through July.___San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi says minor league center fielder Hunter Bishop has tested positive for the coronavirus.center_img ___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions.The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith.Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Also, season ticket holders with personal seat licenses who opt for the deferred payment or refund on tickets will also be able to defer their PSL payment, which is due in November to November 2021.The team says those fans who make automatic payments on their season tickets will continue to have their payments made unless they opt for the deferral.The Jets have not made individual game tickets available as they continue to monitor the situation regarding government restrictions and regulations during the pandemic. NFL teams are scheduled to report for training camp on July 28.__Austin Peay has suspended voluntary workouts and closed its facilities after a cluster of positive tests for the coronavirus among its athletes. June 29, 2020 Zimmerman said in a statement his family situation factored into his decision. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus because she has multiple sclerosis, and he has three young children, including a newborn. He told The Associated Press last week he was still undecided on whether to play.As part of his announcement, the 35-year-old Zimmerman said he’s not retiring.Ross is a 27-year-old right-hander with five years of major league experience, all with Washington.___Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus. Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule.The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas.NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut.English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results.English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments. Hill didn’t identify the player, but said he “feels great” and will go through MLB protocol to join the team.Hill said he would be surprised if any Marlins players opt of the season because of health concerns.___Longtime Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and teammate Joe Ross have decided not to play this season.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross opted out “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” adding the team supports their decisions.last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly refuses to be drawn into ‘persona agenda’ about Ravi Shastri as he…

first_imgAdvertisement v49mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsx7lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E170q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8kc43yWould you ever consider trying this?😱8jkejqCan your students do this? 🌚5h9mkmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sourav Ganguly is a very busy man ever since he was chosen as the new BCCI president. The official coronation was done on Sunday, and Ganguly has just managed to get back to Kolkata after a flurry of activities. However, with the former Indian skipper opened up on a numerous issue in his new role, during a interview with the Times of India.Advertisement These are some of the excerpts from the interview:Advertisement Will you place the moment of being announced as the BCCI president ahead of your cricketing glories?My cricketing days cannot be compared with any other position or feeling. Probably because of my cricketing glories that I got this opportunity to serve Indian cricket.Advertisement What will be your 10-month plan of action?Let me take over the position on October 23 first. There’s a lot of work to be done. I think 10 months is a lot of time to take it forward. A lot of clean-up needs to be done especially with what has happened in the last three years. Everything needs to get back in orderHow big a role will Jagmohan Dalmiya’s inspiration play in your new role?He is a legend and an inspiration, but I will do my work the way I know itWhat are the takeaways of being the CAB chief that you think will hold you in good stead as the BCCI president?The administrative capabilities, organising abilities, getting things done, rules and regulations will come in handy for all of us.As a selector, are you in favour of Dhoni continuing with the shorter forms/limited overs game?Let me and my team join on October 23 and then we will find out what it is, why he hasn’t played and what his future is from the selectors’ point of view.You must have received so many congratulatory calls and messages from family, friends, colleagues and fans. Did Ravi Shastri call too?(Smiles) Please don’t ask me these questions. I am not here for any personal agenda. I am here to serve Indian cricket. My formula is simple – whoever is the best will be given an opportunity. That’s all. Advertisementlast_img read more