Canada drops counter-tariffs threat after US nixes aluminum levy

first_imgDeputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, also on hand, said she was glad that “common sense has prevailed,” again rejecting the US’s national security justification for the tariffs on a close ally.She added, however, “There are no guarantees going forward, as we have learned in our trading relationship with this administration.”That’s why our approach is to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. That’s why we’ve been clear that we will impose retaliatory tariffs if tariffs are levied against our exports,” Freeland said.US President Donald Trump had exempted Canadian products from tariffs as part of the USMCA free trade deal between the two countries and Mexico.But in August, only a month after the USMCA came into effect, he ordered the 10 percent tariff on aluminum starting on August 16, citing a 27 percent “surge” in imports from Canada that posed a threat to domestic production.The decision sparked a furious reaction from Ottawa, which said it would hit American aluminum products with Can$3.6 billion (US$2.7 billion) in counter-tariffs.The Canadian aluminum industry employs about 10,000 people, and earlier on Tuesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the new tariffs “unfair.” Ottawa had been expected to roll out its list of items subject to the retaliatory measures on Tuesday, a mere hours before the US made its announcement.A preliminary list published by the Canadian government included soda and beer cans, bicycles, golf clubs and washing machines.USTR said it would consult with the Canadian government at the end of the year to review activity over the last four months as well as its expectations for 2021.Topics : “After consultations with the Canadian government, the United States has determined that trade in non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum is likely to normalize in the last four months of 2020, with imports declining sharply from the surges experienced earlier in the year,” USTR said in a statement.”Accordingly, the United States will modify the terms of the 10 percent tariff imposed in August.”At a news conference in Ottawa, Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng welcomed the US decision to lift its tariffs.As such, she said, “Canada will not be imposing reciprocal counter-measures on the United States.” Canada and the United States on Tuesday narrowly avoided a trade war, after Washington walked back a 10 percent levy on Canadian aluminum imports and Ottawa dropped its threat of counter-tariffs.The US announced that its duty-free treatment will be retroactive to Sept. 1.However, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of expected maximum monthly shipments of aluminum, and warned it will reimpose the tariff if imports exceed those amounts.last_img read more

Young relishes fiery Anfield

first_img Sir Alex Ferguson was fond of describing United’s meetings with Liverpool as their derby match. That view has been altered somewhat by Manchester City’s rise to prominence in recent times, a period when Liverpool seem to have lost their way. “He has told us already that we are in four competitions and we want to win them all,” said Young. “When you come to a place like Manchester United, you want success. You look at the trophy cabinet and the history. You want a piece of that. “Everybody is a winner here. You see that in training. No-one wants to lose. “If you have that in training you take it on to the pitch. We want to retain the title that we won last season.” In an ideal world, Young would be present without the aid of crutches, as was the case last May when he collected his first Premier League winners’ medal still suffering the effects of an ankle injury sustained against Manchester City a month earlier that ended his campaign. Yet pre-season did not go entirely to plan for the 28-year-old either. He was late to join United’s tour of the Far East as he continued to recover from the problem, then, after being replaced at half-time during the hammering of Kitchee FC on a tricky surface in Hong Kong, Young found himself back on the sidelines. The former Aston Villa man only made his re-appearance during Monday’s draw with Chelsea. “It’s just been a few niggly things that have happened,” he said. “I was delighted to get as much pre-season under my belt as I did but then I got injured again. “It is frustrating but now I am back fit hopefully I can stay that way.” However, successive wins from their opening two games has fuelled a belief that the good times are coming back under Brendan Rodgers, and passions are bound to be heightened ahead of Sunday’s high-profile encounter. But Young does not see how the atmosphere could be more intense than normal. “I don’t think there has ever been a time when Manchester United have gone there and Liverpool haven’t been up for it,” said the England winger. “You know what the rivalry is like between the two clubs. It will be a fiery atmosphere. “But you want to play in the fiery games. It is what you dreamt about as a boy. “We know what to expect. We will keep a cool head, let the fans have their rivalry and try to do our jobs in the right way.” The message from inside the Red Devils camp has repeatedly stressed how good the current squad is. And Young has already noted the same winning mentality that has taken United to so many honours down the years in their new manager. Ashley Young does not believe Liverpool’s flying start to the season will make Anfield any more intimidating when Manchester United visit on Sunday. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cortese defends Saints changes

first_imgSouthampton executive chairman Nicola Cortese has no regrets about the way the club have hired and fired managers. The club now lie fourth in the top-flight with the second-best defensive record in Europe, although the manner of their success has been controversial. Alan Pardew was sacked two days after a 4-0 win at Bristol Rovers in 2010, with successor Nigel Adkins ruthlessly replaced earlier this year despite leading the club to back-to-back promotions and a decent start to life in the top flight. Cortese defends the decisions, which were borne out of the desire to keep the club progressing. “I remember when we changed with Alan Pardew it took about three weeks before we got a manager in,” Cortese said at the Leaders in Football conference. “On the first day everybody said, ‘It is a stupid decision to make that change if you’ve not got anyone lined up’. “Two years later you do the change and have someone lined up and it was controversial and a cruel decision. “We changed managers on the back of good results and people say ‘Why do you change now?’, especially in Nigel’s case as we came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 [against Chelsea] at Stamford Bridge. “But this is progress, especially when you have someone lined up. The decision has been taken beforehand and maybe a lot of people will say ‘Let’s wait now’, but we thought it was the right time to do it. I always planned in advance exactly the day I was going to do it. Having been involved in a number of large deals in European football, the Italy-born Swiss banker convinced Markus Liebherr to purchase the troubled club in July 2009. Liebherr passed away the following year but Cortese stayed on, overseeing Saints’ rise from the foot of League One to the Premier League. “I think, to be honest, looking at those two scenarios, if one day I was in a similar situation again I would do it the same way again.” Former Argentina international Mauricio Pochettino is the man currently charged with leading the team – an important role, but one Cortese does not see as being distinct to any other senior club position. “We came up with some plans that were not traditional in English football of how we want to structure the club,” Cortese said of the takeover four years ago. “We wanted a more continental approach in terms of the company structure. In terms of the manager, he has an important role but basically is just a department head like others. “You’ve got to build a company again. There was absolutely no company culture, no plans, no ambition. “Just using the word ‘ambition’ was a problem for some people because we’re down here on the south coast.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Saudi Arabia Beheads 37 in Mass Execution

first_imgThirty seven people are dead following a mass execution via beheading in Saudi Arabia.The nation’s largest mass execution since 2016.The Saudi interior ministry said yesterday that those put to death were convicted of terrorism-related crimes, with many reportedly from the nation’s Shiite Muslim minority community. One of the bodies and severed head was put on public display as a warning.Reprieve, a humans rights group, says at least three of the dead were convicted of crimes when they were minors and had confessed under extreme torture. That number includes one person who was arrested and convicted at 17 as he was preparing to visit Western Michigan University.last_img read more

Worker says he was fired from job for wearing Trump hat

first_imgA Virginia man says he was fired from his job at a shipyard after he refused to take off his MAGA hat.The Virginian-Pilot reports that Dave Sunderland was fired last week from Newport News Shipbuilding. The private firm builds the nation’s aircraft carriers and some of its submarines.Sunderland said the human resources department said he violated a policy that bars yard workers from “campaigning” while on the job. A spokesperson for Newport News Shipbuilding says the company doesn’t allow political campaign or partisan political activities on company property.last_img read more

Fair finds efficiency, comfort zone in 14-point, 11-rebound performance against Broncos

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the first time in weeks, Syracuse wasn’t resorting to finding C.J. Fair with the shot clock winding down and watching him hoist up a difficult shot.With Jerami Grant, Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis all scoring at least 16 points, the offense found its rhythm and, with that, Fair was able to play more comfortably.“It gives the team that much more energy,” the forward said. “It gets us going. It spaces the floor out. It makes the defense have to react differently.”Fair was able to play more like the player he was for his first three seasons during the No. 3-seed Orange’s 77-53 win against No. 14-seed Western Michigan (23-10, 14-4 Mid-American) on Thursday at First Niagara Center. He scored efficiently — making 6-of-13 from the field for 14 points — and pounded the glass. His 11 rebounds led the team and his four offensive boards helped SU (28-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) to its highest scoring total since Feb. 1.Fair missed on his first shot, but whereas in the past few games he would have had to keep shooting, he was able to scale back his volume of attempts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, against an overmatched opponent, he could do much of his work away from the ball.“We knew we were going to have a height advantage going into this game,” Fair said. “Coach always tells us whenever Trevor or Tyler get the ball, ‘Do your work early. Try to get in rebound position.’“Trevor’s not going to miss many, but you want to be there to put it back or give him another chance at a shot.”Eight of his 14 points on Thursday came from offensive rebounds. He soared through the lane to tip in an Ennis miss in the final minute of the first half to stretch the lead to 19, and got an and-one off a missed Ennis 3 during the second half.Even when he couldn’t get his own shots to go down, he was chasing after for second chances. He rebounded his own miss during the second half and dropped in a reverse for an and-one as the Orange began to pull away.“We made some shots,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “That always makes it a little bit easier.”However, Fair did struggle to find much consistency with his jump shot and a turnover problem that plagued his game early in the year resurfaced.Otherwise, he did everything that Syracuse needed him to do. Right now those aren’t mistakes that he can be too concerned with.“I don’t worry about that,” he said. “I’m just trying to make some plays. I was trying to make things happen.” Commentslast_img read more

Rookie coach Clay Helton to face Nick Saban

first_imgTal Volk | Daily TrojanImmediate spotlight · Rather than facing an easier opponent in week one, Clay Helton and the Trojans will open against the No. 1-ranked team.He first joined the USC Trojan football staff in 2010, serving as the quarterbacks coach for the Matt Barkley-led offense. In 2013, he was named offensive coordinator for the team and nine months ago, he took over as the team’s head coach in the middle of the 2015 season.Now, it’s time to rumble for USC head football coach Clay Helton, as he opens his first full season at the helm against defending national champions No. 1 Alabama and five-time national champion head coach Nick Saban on Saturday.Helton looks to lead the No. 20 Trojans to an upset that would rock the college football world when they face the Crimson Tide in Arlington, Texas. Helton aims for a strong start following USC’s turbulent season last year; he took the reins as head coach Oct. 12 following the departure of Steve Sarkisian.The Trojans went 5-4 under Helton (5-2 in the regular season) to finish the year 8-6 overall. With Helton at the lead, USC earned notable victories over No. 3 Utah and No. 22 UCLA, but fell to No. 7 Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game and No. 23 Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl. Helton was named the permanent head coach of the team on Nov. 30.Standing opposite Helton at “Jerryworld” will be one of college football’s most decorated coaches of all-time in Nick Saban. The first head coach to win a national championship with two different schools, Saban has won four national titles with Alabama (the other coming with Louisiana State). In Saban’s 10 seasons at Alabama, the Tide have an overall record of 100-18. Last season, the Tide went 14-1 and defeated Clemson in the national championship game. Now, the Tide sit atop the AP Poll once more as they prepare to face the Trojans for the first time in more than 30 years.Though in his first head coaching job, the 44-year-old Helton has guided Division I football players from the sideline for 20 years. Since 1995, Helton has served at Duke, Houston and Memphis as well as USC, in positions such as running backs coach, receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.Supporting the first-time head coach, Helton’s platoon of coaching personnel will feature a mix of faces both new and old to the cardinal and gold.In his fifth year on the USC coaching staff, Tee Martin will serve as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator, moving into the position from his previous post as wide receivers coach. Mentoring newly-minted redshirt junior starting quarterback Max Browne will be Clay’s younger brother Tyson Helton, who became the Trojans’ quarterback coach after serving the same position as well as offensive coordinator for Western Kentucky last season.USC’s running back coach in 2013 and a former coach for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, Tommie Robinson returns to the position after two years with the University of Texas. Having overseen the offensive line for Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia and Auburn over his 37 years of coaching, Neil Callaway enters his first year as offensive line coach for the Trojans. John Baxter, USC’s special teams coordinator from 2010 to 2013, returns to USC to coach special teams and tight ends after a year at the University of Michigan.On the defensive end, ball-stopping guru Clancy Pendergast also rejoins the Trojan staff as defensive coordinator, the post he held in 2013 before joining the San Francisco 49ers. Johnny Hansen returns for his third season as the team’s linebackers coach and assistant head coach. Kenechi Udeze, a former USC All-American and NFL defensive lineman, enters his first full season coaching the Trojan defensive line. Ronnie Bradford, another former NFL player and coach, joins the USC coaching staff as secondary coach from Louisiana Tech.Trojan faithful will also spot a familiar face on the Alabama sideline, as former USC head coach Lane Kiffin enters his second season as offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide. Before joining Alabama last season, Kiffin led the Trojans to a total record of 28-15 over four years. Saturday marks the first time Kiffin will face the Trojans since he was let go as head coach in 2013, and the first time Kiffin goes against the former quarterbacks coach from his USC coaching staff, Clay Helton.last_img read more

Sportradar launches OTT platform A1now for A1 in Austria

first_imgShare Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Sportradar has launched A1now, an over-the-top (OTT) product to service users on A1 – a leading digital and telecoms provider A1 in Austria – with both live and on-demand sports content. The OTT service will provide users with Live and Video On Demand (VOD) content across sport, music and entertainment, including matches from the Austrian Football Bundesliga – for which A1 is an official rights holder – and lifestyle content from Red Bull, as well as coverage of esports competitions and A1now originals productions.Sportradar recently launched its next-level OTT product with a newly developed engine and core that seamlessly connects Sportradar’s range of sports data with video capability. Clients have an even greater and more refined ability to enhance the user experience, create content, engage with fans, increase audiences and therefore generate more revenue.More than 25 partners have signed up to Sportradar’s video distribution capabilities within the last 18 months, including Borussia Dortmund, Deutsche Telekom, ITF Davis Cup and Fed Cup and the International Table Tennis Federation.Rainer Geier, Managing Director OTT at Sportradar, said: “We are proud to extend our existing long-standing partnership with A1. We put a lot of work into our next level OTT product that allows our clients to connect video and data and contracting partners like A1 and Borussia Dortmund endorses the value of that work.“The partnership with A1 is a long standing one and one of genuine cooperation so it is particularly rewarding to be able to carry on that work.”Tanja Sourek, Co-Head of A1now TV Creation/Marketing and Sales, added: “We are continuously enhancing the content offering we put in front of our customers. “The launch of the A1now OTT platform is another important step for us in this direction. We look forward to creating new ways of engagement with this OTT product and Sportradar is a great partner for us in realising these ambitions.”last_img read more

Kershaw’s postseason frustration continues in Game 1 of NLDS

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Before Baez took over, the only difference between the two teams was a fourth-inning home run by Daniel Murphy that landed on the grass of the Mets’ bullpen. “My first at-bat he chewed me up and spit me out,” Murphy said of Kershaw. “That’s kind of what it looked like. I got a lot of sliders that I didn’t see well and he put me away with them fairly easy. The next at-bat I was able to get my foot down just a little earlier, got a 2-0 heater in the middle of the plate, and I was fortunate to put a good swing on it.”Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada and Curtis Granderson all drew walks in the fateful seventh inning, interspersed between a pair of ground-ball outs. When A.J. Ellis caught Kershaw’s 113th and final pitch a couple inches outside to Granderson, Kershaw could only look to the heavens and droop his shoulders.It was Baez who relieved Kershaw last October, too, after Matt Adams hit a three-run home run on Kershaw’s final pitch in St. Louis. Whether he faced one batter too many or one batter too few, Kershaw’s final inning ensured he would be dogged by the same questions about not rising to the occasion of the postseason.But he could not, and did not, argue with Mattingly when he was removed from this game.“I put myself in that spot,” Kershaw said. “Not much room for arguing after you put yourself in that situation.”More than Kershaw, the Dodgers’ offense failed to rise to the occasion Friday. DeGrom’s 98-mph fastball and 91-mph slider were too much for the Dodgers’ lineup. Their big hits against the shaggy-haired right-hander — a double by Justin Turner off left fielder Michael Cuddyer’s glove and a double by Corey Seager, also off Cuddyer’s glove — stood in isolation.The Dodgers’ only run came in the eighth inning, when Adrian Gonzalez punched an opposite-field single off right-hander Tyler Clippard to score Howie Kendrick. They finished 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.“We didn’t do much when we had guys out there,” Gonzalez said. “I’ve got to do a better job (Saturday) and put the ball in play.”DeGrom allowed five hits and walked one batter in addition to his 13 strikeouts. Closer Jeurys Familia relieved Clippard in the eighth inning and recorded a four-out save, retiring Joc Pederson on a weak ground ball back to the mound to end the game himself.Zack Greinke will start opposite the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard in Game 2, a game scheduled to begin at 6:07 p.m. Saturday.“Not that (Game 2) is a must-win, but it’s a game that we definitely need to compete in, and play well in, and do everything we can to get to New York with a split,” Ellis said. The outcome of the game, and the Dodgers’ 1-0 deficit in the series, are consistent with Kershaw’s October trajectory. The ace is winless in his last five October starts. He’s allowed at least three runs in his last four.But this game was its own animal — the very thing Mets manager Terry Collins compared Kershaw to before the series began. And much like the last time he pitched in the playoffs (a Game 4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in last year’s NL Division Series), Kershaw appeared to have tamed the October beast for six innings.So did Mets starter Jacob deGrom, who did not allow a run in seven innings in his first playoff start.“I got out-pitched,” Kershaw said. “That’s basically the moral of the story. Jacob pitched an amazing game. We battled, got even in some counts, got his pitch count up there, but he out-pitched me plain and simple.”DeGrom (13 strikeouts) and Kershaw (11) became the first postseason opponents to strike out 11 batters in the same game. The Mets collected only four hits and, until the seventh inning, only one walk — a masterful 12-pitch at-bat by Wright in the first — against Kershaw. center_img While the announced crowd of 54,428 at Dodger Stadium shifted in its seats Friday night, Clayton Kershaw sat and watched. He had walked three batters to load the bases for the Mets’ David Wright in the seventh inning, putting Don Mattingly in a precarious position that the Dodgers’ manager has been in before.This time, Mattingly pulled Kershaw in favor of right-handed reliever Pedro Baez. Kershaw calmly took a seat on the bench. He leaned his elbow on his leg and his cheek in his hand. He shifted his arms as Baez fell behind 2-0, then 3-1, then served up a 99 mph fastball down the middle of the plate.Wright smoked a line drive back up the middle of the diamond for a two-run single, the decisive hit in the Mets’ 3-1 win in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday.• PHOTOS: Mets take Game 1 advantagelast_img read more

Sumner Newscow calendar: The sports edition

first_imgWednesday, Dec. 11 Pond Creek- Hunter (Okla.) InvitationalSouth Haven boys and girls, second round (losers bracket). See bracket here: Thursday, Dec. 12 Kingman TournamentSterling vs. Conway Springs girls – 3 p.m.Sterling vs. Conway Springs boys – 4:40 p.m.Wellington vs. Haven girls – 6:20 p.m.Wellington vs. Haven boys – 8 p.m.Pond Creek- Hunter (Okla.) InvitationalSouth Haven boys and girls, second round (winners bracket)Wellington High School WrestlingPratt, away, 6 p.m.Wellington Middle School basketball vs. MulvaneGirls – home: 8B/7A/8A – 4/5:15/6:30Boys – away: 8A/8B – 5 p.m. 7A/7B – 6:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 14Kingman tournamentWellington, Conway Springs – Finals Round.Caldwell Border Queen TournamentCaldwell vs Argonia girls, 6 p.m. Caldwell vs. Argonia boys, 7:30 p.m.Oxford Wildcat Classic5 p.m. Girls. Oxford vs. Bluestem hot;d7 p.m. boys, Oxford vs. BluestemMarion Tournament5:30 p.m. Belle Plaine vs. TBA Wellington High School Wrestling TournamentStarts: 9 a.m. (approximately). Finals: 7 p.m. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Think it is going to be a busy sports week for high school and middle school teams across Sumner County? Take a look at this schedule below. Holy Newscow! Tuesday, Dec. 10 Caldwell Border Queen TournamentArgonia vs. Norwich girls, 3:30 p.m. Argonia vs. Norwich boys, 5 p.m.Caldwell vs Central Burden girls, 5 p.m. Caldwell vs. Central Burden boys, 6:30 p.m.Oxford Wildcat ClassicOxford vs. Flint HillsMarion High School tournamentBelle Plaine vs. Berean Academy, girls, 7 p.m. Belle Plaine vs. Berean Academy boys, 8:30 p.m.center_img Friday, Dec. 13 Kingman TournamentWellington vs Medicine Lodge girls – 3 p.m.Wellington vs Medicine Lodge boys – 4:40 p.m.Conway Springs vs Kingman girls – 6:20 p.m.Conway Springs vs Kingman boys – 8 p.m.Pond Creek- Hunter (Okla.) InvitationalSouth Haven boys and girls, Finals round.Caldwell Border Queen TournamentArgonia vs Central girls, 3:30 p.m.; Argonia vs. Caldwell boys, 5 p.m.Caldwell vs Norwich girls, 6:30 p.m.; Caldwell vs. Norwich boys, 8 p.m.Oxford Wildcat ClassicOxford vs DouglassMarion TournamentBelle Plaine vs. Marion, girls, 5:30 p.m. Belle Plaine vs. Marion boys, 7 p.m. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more