Trump Proposes Massive Hike on Chinese Tariffs

first_imgThe U.S. President, Donald Trump, is increasing the pressure on China to reach a trade agreement with his plan to increase existing tariffs and targeting billions of additional goods.The move has increased tensions in trade talks between the world’s two largest economies. Just last week, the U.S. President said the officials were making progress on the deal, only to now reveal that discussions with China continue, “but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate”.According to a social media update on May 5, Trump would increase the earlier set 10% tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% as of Friday. This would reverse the decision to deep the tariffs at 10% made in February 2019 after the two sides made progress on the deal.Additionally, Trump would target a further USD 325 billion of Chinese goods “shortly” with 25% tariffs.After their meeting in Beijing last week, Chinese and U.S. officials are scheduled to meet again in Washington on May 8, Reuters said, adding that the new tariffs would depend on these talks.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

FA Cup: Tottenham, Newcastle reach fourth round

first_imgTottenham edged into the FA Cup fourth round as Giovani Lo Celso bagged a rare goal in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough, while much-maligned Newcastle striker Joelinton scored for the first time since August in a victory against Rochdale on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho’s side almost killed off second-tier Middlesbrough within the first 15 minutes of the third round replay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Giovani Lo Celso (L) was on target for Tottenham in their FA Cup win against Middlesbrough Lo Celso, on loan from Real Betis, got Tottenham up and running with only his second goal of the season and his first since a Champions League strike against Red Star Belgrade in November. It was an encouraging moment for the Argentine midfielder, who has endured a difficult season in north London. Tottenham have not lifted a major trophy since 2008 when current Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate scored the League Cup final winner against Chelsea. They needed a Lucas Moura equaliser at the Riverside Stadium to avoid a shock exit in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough earlier this month. But Mourinho still made five changes from last weekend’s defeat against Liverpool, with Christian Eriksen, linked with a January move to Inter Milan, starting despite the Dane’s form being affected by the transfer talk. A gift from Middlesbrough keeper Tomas Mejias helped Tottenham open the scoring in the second minute. Mejias tried to play a quick ball out and ended up passing straight to Lo Celso, who ran across the area before firing into the bottom corner. Tottenham’s second came when Argentina winger Erik Lamela sliced through the Middlesbrough defence before slotting home in the 15th minute. George Saville got one back for Middlesbrough in the 83rd minute as Tottenham survived a tense finale to earn a trip to Southampton. – Joelinton ends drought – At St James’ Park, Newcastle wasted little time putting third-tier Rochdale to the sword as they booked a home date with League One side Oxford in the last 32 with a 4-1 win. Loading… Read Also: Tottenham job is hardest challenge since Porto, says Mourinho Third-tier Shrewsbury earned a home tie against Premier League leaders Liverpool as Aaron Pierre’s 89th-minute strike clinched a surprise 1-0 win against Championship side Bristol City. Coventry’s 3-0 win against Bristol Rovers set up the unusual prospect of the League One side being the ‘home’ team against Birmingham in the fourth round – even though they are currently tenants of their local rivals at St Andrew’s. Watford’s trip to Tranmere was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch caused by Storm Brendan. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Magpies boss Steve Bruce had declared his determination not to lose to “bloody Rochdale” as he eyes a sustained Cup run for a club that has not won the competition since 1955 and last reached the final in 1999. But Newcastle’s FA Cup form is so bad that they have not gone beyond the fourth round for 13 years. They were never in danger of an embarrassing exit, in front of controversial owner Mike Ashley, after Rochdale defender Eoghan O’Connell turned Matt Ritchie’s cross into his own net in the 17th minute. Matty Longstaff doubled Newcastle’s lead with a clinical close-range finish three minutes later. Miguel Almiron had put Newcastle in front in the 1-1 draw at Rochdale and he bagged the Magpies’ third goal this time, seizing on a misplaced pass from keeper Robert Sanchez and slotting home in the 26th minute. In the 82nd minute, the beleaguered Joelinton converted a cross from debutant Tom Allan and showed his relief as he sprinted to hug Bruce on the touchline. That ended the Brazilian striker’s 20-game goal drought and brought him a first goal at St James’ Park since his move from Hoffenheim last year. Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more

Women of Troy fall in Pac-10 semis

first_imgA comeback bid by the USC women’s basketball team fell short Saturday against UCLA in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament. USC (19-12, 11-7) bowed out of the tournament with a 59-53 loss to its crosstown rival.Two free throws by junior center Kari LaPlante with six minutes remaining helped the Women of Troy grab their first lead since the opening minutes at 50-49. USC would push the lead to 53-51 moments later on a 3-pointer by senior guard Heather Oliver before UCLA closed the game on an 8-0 run.Defender · Sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath was named the Pac-10’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year before the women’s Pac-10 tournament, and played well on both sides of the ball. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan“Tough losses like this hurt, but they only make you a better team, and we’ve learned from some things we didn’t do tonight to make us a better team in the future,” USC coach Michael Cooper said.USC had an opportunity to win late in the game but gave up an offensive rebound on a missed free throw. UCLA forward Markel Walker grabbed her own missed shot with 30 seconds left and got the ball to teammate Doreena Campbell, who extended the lead to 57-53 with a pair of free throws.USC sophomore guard Ashley Corral missed a 3-pointer on the next possession.The Women of Troy battled all the way back from a double-digit deficit but were unable to overcome an ice-cold shooting start. USC made just three of 16 3-pointers and shot 28 percent overall in the first half.“We’ve [been] shooting like that all year,” Cooper said. “I wasn’t concerned because it was early and usually we’re pretty good in the second half.”The Women of Troy trailed 30-24 at halftime but stormed back in the first four minutes of the second half to tie the game up at 34. From there the lead seesawed until the final minute.After the game, Corral expressed disappointment at the loss.“They didn’t really do much to make us lose,” Corral said. “It was just things we had control over such as hitting open shots, making layups, boxing out.”Corral led USC with 15 points on five 3-pointers. Senior forward Aarika Hughes added 12 points and six rebounds for the Women of Troy.In their opening game against Oregon, the Women of Troy rode a 9-0 run in the second half to an 80-76 victory.Sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath, who earned Pac-10 Co-Defender of the Year honors last week, keyed the run with seven points and a huge blocked shot. USC trailed 64-59 before going on the run.Oregon drew within one at 72-71 on a pair of free throws by guard Micaela Cocks before USC senior guard Hailey Dunham came up with a clutch play.Dunham tracked down a missed free throw by Hughes and dived out of bounds to save the ball, knocking over two computer monitors in the process. The extra possession ended in a 3-pointer at the shot clock buzzer by Corral.Redshirt junior guard Jacki Gemelos made four pressure-packed free throws after that to seal the win for USC.Gilbreath led USC with 19 points and seven rebounds. LaPlante knocked down her first seven shots en route to 15 points and six rebounds. Corral added 16 points and six rebounds.Following their semifinal exit from the Pac-10 tournament, the Women of Troy waited for last week’s selection Monday to see whether they had made the NCAA tournament.The Women of Troy were not selected to the 64-team tournament and declined an invitation to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament early last week, ending USC’s season.last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 85-68 loss to North Carolina

first_imgCHAPEL HILL, N.C. – For the fifth straight time, North Carolina got the best of Syracuse. The latest edition came in a Final Four rematch that the No. 9 Tar Heels (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) won, 85-68, over the Orange (11-8, 3-3) in the Dean Smith Center on Monday night. UNC outrebounded SU by 20 overall and 12 on the offensive glass, and a combined 30 second-half points from Tyler Lydon and Andrew White wasn’t nearly enough as the Orange dropped to .500 in conference play.Here’s what we learned from Syracuse’s 17-point loss.Even the Orange’s best showing away from home wasn’t nearly good enoughSyracuse has certainly laid some eggs away from the Carrier Dome this season, most notably a 50-point dud at Madison Square Garden in a two-point loss to Connecticut and a 15-point defeat to Boston College at Conte Forum. Add losses to South Carolina, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and now UNC, and the Orange is 0-6 outside the Carrier Dome.Even though Monday night’s loss to the Tar Heels tied SU’s largest defeat on the road or a neutral court this season, head coach Jim Boeheim stressed the silver lining his team can take away from its eighth loss of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter all, SU shot 41.7 percent from deep and over 44 percent from the field. SU is still the best foul-shooting team in conference play (81.9 percent). And despite getting clobbered on the boards, Syracuse held UNC to below 30 percent from 3-point range and chipped significantly into double-digit deficits on several occasions.“I thought we played the best that we’ve played all year on the road. When you make a couple mistakes against them, they take advantage of it,” Boeheim said. “It doesn’t look like it with the final score, but I thought we showed a lot of good things.”Syracuse has a problem at point guard that doesn’t have a solutionFor the second straight game, John Gillon struggled on the offensive end. On Monday night, he shot 1-of-7 from the field and scored only four points. The difference from SU’s 23-point win against Boston College, in which the fifth-year senior scored four points on 1-of-6 shooting, was that this time Syracuse couldn’t afford it.“I know I didn’t have a big scoring night,” Gillon said on Saturday, “but we played such good defense I didn’t have to score at all this game.”On Gillon’s first shot of the game with only 1:07 gone, he had a floater rejected by Justin Jackson. Boeheim immediately summoned Frank Howard from the bench, who in short order returned to the sideline following a sloppy turnover near midcourt. He didn’t come back into the game.SU’s only other option at the point is Battle, but bringing the ball up would restrict his ability to attack from the wing. So when asked what Gillon did to earn 38 minutes to Howard’s one, Boeheim answered bluntly.“What’s the difference?”Andrew White is still fairly one-dimensionalEven though White scored 15 points, 12 of them coming in the second half, they all came on 3-pointers.White continues to struggle creating his own shot, and is often the benefactor of screens and his ability to find an open space when his teammates are pressured. Rarely have we seen the fifth-year senior create his own jumper off the dribble or finish a drive to the rim.“(Justin) Jackson did a great job,” Boeheim said of the UNC forward who guarded White. “White had at least four really good opportunities getting to the basket and nothing happened.”Granted, he’s still providing SU with substantial scoring numbers, but the expansion of his game would do wonders for a Syracuse offense that couldn’t do enough to overcome rebounding woes against the Tar Heels. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:16 pmlast_img read more