first_imgTopics : The contraction in China’s foreign trade is set to continue through the second quarter, as global demand remains depressed by measures to curb the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.Both exports and imports are forecast to have slumped 10 percent or more in March, with data due Tuesday expected to show a continuation of the declines seen in the first two months of the year. The outlook is grim too, with the World Trade Organization now saying that 2020 could see the worst collapse in international trade since the Great Depression.China’s shipments plateaued in 2019 due to the trade war with the US and slowing global growth, and the virus outbreak then caused the weakest start for any year since 2012 with exports dropping 17.2 percent from a year earlier in the first two months. Trading partners like the US potentially face many more months of shutdowns before consumption and manufacturing can return to normal. While much of the weakness in February’s data was due to China’s domestic measures to curb the initial outbreak, the irony is that companies are now getting back to work and nearing full capacity just as their overseas markets are closing.A majority of Chinese exporters have resumed over 70 percent of production capacity by March 30, according to the Ministry of Commerce, but factories are already seeing order cancellations.Policymakers across the globe have rushed to introduce stimulus to help their economies over the shutdowns and social distancing necessary to stop the spread of the virus, but there’s little sign of a peak in infections yet. In China, the State Council has ordered more measures to “stabilize trade” including building more cross-border e-commerce zones and moving the main trade fair online.However, with the world facing its worst recession since the 1930s this year and half the member nations of the International Monetary Fund already seeking aid, there’s little prospect of the trade situation improving soon.center_img “If China’s major export markets including the EU and the US suffered in the second quarter due to the pandemic, it’s very likely that China’s exports will be hit hard during the period,” said Betty Wang, senior economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group in Hong Kong. “It won’t be surprising to see China’s exports fall year-on-year in double digits in the second quarter,” even if an increase in medicine-related shipments offsets the loss a little, she said.Her estimates are echoed by others. UBS economist Ning Zhang expects exports to decline by 20 percent between April and June, citing the coming recessions in the US, Europe, Japan, and some emerging economies. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s Larry Hu thinks it’s certain that export growth could fall further in the second quarter and a 13 percent decline in the whole of 2020 is his base case.The WTO’s optimistic scenario last week saw a 13 percent drop in the volume of international goods trade in 2020. The last such drop was in 2009, when trade volumes fell by 12 percent during the financial crisis. Their pessimistic scenario sees the volume of global goods trade dropping by as much as 32 percent this year.If that pessimistic case happens, Chinese exports could fall much more than 13 percent, according to Macquarie’s Hu.last_img read more

first_img15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.STEPHEN and Annette Gerrard had only been in the country seven weeks before they bought their Coomera Waters block.The pair, along with their two children Joel, 14, and Ruby, 11, migrated to Australia from Nottingham, England, in 2014. 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThey enlisted Dean Ryan of Lifestyle Homes Gold Coast to create their five-bedroom house.“I have moved 29 times in 42 years of my life and this is the fifth house that we’ve designed and built,” she said. “It’s the first one in Australia so we weren’t sure how it would go but it ended up great. “They say you need to build three houses to get everything right and I think we got this one right.” 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.ON THE MARKET15 PENDRAGON DRIVE, COOMERA WATERSAgent: Jacqui and Adam Hope, Harcourts Coastal, Hope Island Features:Area: 1057sq mAuction: August 9, 11am, Harcourts Coastal in-rooms, 15 Queensland Ave, BroadbeachInspections: Saturday at 12-12.45pm 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.Among the home’s features is a cinema, pool and open-plan living and dining area.The cinema and garage are on the bottom level while the second level has all the bedrooms and living areas that lead out to the backyard entertaining area. “Because it’s on a hill, we have the trampoline and basketball net up the top, a swimming pool below, and then further below is the alfresco area. It’s great as we can sit outside and have a barbecue.” 15 Pendragon Drive, Coomera Waters.“My husband fell off a horse and had to have surgery where titanium rods were inserted into his spine,” Mrs Gerrard said.“They reacted with the cold and so we thought ‘life’s short let’s move to Australia where the weather is warmer’.”last_img read more

first_imgThe home at 11 Scabbard Ct, Forestdale.A FOUR-BEDROOM home on acreage has sold in Forestdale as the local market remains buoyant. Marketing agent Philip Resnikoff, of Acreage Life by Crafted Property Agents, said the home at 11 Scabbard Ct, Forestdale sold for $721,000. “We had about 25 groups through the home and multiple offers,” he said. “There is a lot of interest at that price range in the area.”Mr Resnikoff said the home attracted such good interest because it was the “full package” with a pool, shed and family home on a big block. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The pool area at 11 Scabbard Ct, Forestdale.He said the successful buyers were a young couple looking for the acreage lifestyle. “I’m seeing a lot of young families looking for space,” he said. Mr Resnikoff said the Forestdale market was buoyant. “I think we will see a lot of activity leading to the end of the year as we’re coming out of winter,” he said. “People looking to relocate tend to do it at the end of the year.“And coming into the spring selling season, a lot of more people will be preparing their property for market and the same goes for buyers.”last_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 10 September 2018Family First Comment: Sex trafficking and under- age prostitution – sadly in our own backyard. But when an industry is normalised and promoted, what do you expect!?Police were alerted to a couple pimping out a 15-year-old after the girl’s mum discovered on social media she’d been flown from Christchurch to work in central Auckland brothels.Taton Sebastian Smith, 35, and Tahleicia Elizabeth Seil, 25, were sentenced last Friday in the Auckland District Court by Judge Eddie Paul for assisting someone under 18 to provide sexual services.Smith was jailed for two years and 10 months, while Seil will serve nine months’ home detention after they had earlier pleaded guilty.Earlier this year, the Herald revealed one of New Zealand’s most sickening criminal cases and just the third conviction for slave trading in the country’s legal history.Kasmeer Lata was jailed for six years and 11 months in April for keeping her daughter as a sex slave, turning her Auckland home into a brothel, and selling the 15-year-old to men some 1000 times over a two-year period.Justice Matthew Muir said at Lata’s sentencing: “New Zealand’s courts will not [tolerate] the prostitution of children.”Her partner, Avneensh Sehgal, who attempted to flee to India, was also imprisoned.And just last month, the Herald reported on a Lower Hutt woman who planned to sexually exploit her 10-year-old granddaughter to sex criminal Andrew Davie.Davie was jailed for three years and five months, while the grandma was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.READ MORE: read more

first_img The winner was added to the Investec Derby field at a cost of £8,000 this week, and Kris Weld, son of the winning trainer, said: “He did it very well. It came up quite quickly after he won nicely at Leopardstown a couple of weeks ago, but it was the obvious race to come for and it’s lovely to win it again. “He travelled very well and looked the way a winner a long way from home “There’s no immediate plans for him, but he’s had two quick runs so he’ll have a break and we’ll freshen him up. “He was entered in the Derby during the week but we’ll take it one step at a time with him and he’s a lovely horse for the future. “He’s a big powerful horse and you’d like to think there’s more improvement in him as he fills into his frame. “Better ground shouldn’t be a problem.” Dazzling (5-1) was an all-the-way winner of the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Salsabil Stakes Winner of a maiden from her three starts last season, the Aidan O’Brien-trained daughter of Galileo found plenty for pressure to beat Cristal Fashion by a length and three-quarters, with the winner’s stablemate Terrific just a nose further back in third. Fascinating Rock produced a stylish effort to take the P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Navan. O’Brien said: “I’m delighted. She’s a lovely staying filly and she’ll get further. “She looks an Oaks filly and she’ll have a run between now and then somewhere. “She should get a mile and a half I would imagine. “That was her first run and she should come on from it. “I was delighted with the third filly (Terrific) also.” Palace made it a double for the O’Brien team with a taking performance in the 20 Family Ticket For May 18th Family Day Fillies Maiden, coming forward markedly from her debut fourth at Leopardstown at the beginning of this month. The 4-6 favourite led over a furlong out and stayed on to keep Gorteo at bay by four and three-quarter lengths. O’Brien, who also bred the winner, said: “She’s a nice filly and I’m delighted with her. “We’ll have to see whether she runs again now before the Irish Guineas. “She’s coming forward lovely. She’s very smart and we always thought she was. “The Fastnet Rocks want really good ground. It’s Australian breeding and they want fast ground. They have big engines. “She was our best filly last year but she met with a setback and didn’t get to run.” The renowned Derby trial saw an interesting field assembled, with Stirabout taking them along before All Set To Go edged to the front at the three-furlong marker. Andrew Oliver’s charge still held a narrow advantage a quarter of a mile from home, but the Dermot Weld-trained Fascinating Rock (5-2) was moving very powerfully in the hands of Pat Smullen and put matters to bed once assuming control in the final furlong, holding the running-on 7-4 favourite Answered by two and a half lengths. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Published on January 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm The one Atlantic Coast Conference team Syracuse can’t seem to beat, Pittsburgh, meets SU on the Carrier Dome floor Saturday at noon for each team’s third conference bout of the season. The Orange (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) on Wednesday night picked up its first ACC win of the year, a 70-55 victory against Miami. The Panthers (12-3, 1-1) also played Wednesday, when they upset No. 11 Virginia 88-76 in overtime at home. Four days earlier, Pitt nearly beat then-No. 24 Notre Dame, falling 78-77.Though Syracuse came away with a double-digit victory against Miami on Wednesday, our beat writers pick SU to fall to Pitt for what would be the sixth straight time. They explain their selections below.Connor Grossman (8-7)Pittsburgh 79, Syracuse 68RelapseThe defensive honeymoon Syracuse enjoyed against Miami will be short lived. Pittsburgh boasts the two most potent scorers in the ACC, including Jamel Artis, who leads the ACC with a 45.8 shooting percentage behind the arc this season. SU skirted past the Hurricanes despite allowing 11 3-pointers, but the Orange won’t be as fortunate on Saturday. Pitt’s multi-faceted offense tilts the game in favor of the Carrier Dome visitors.Matt Schneidman (9-6)Pittsburgh 70, Syracuse 64Artis-tryAdvertisementThis is placeholder textArtis is one of those guys who seems like he’ll never leave college, just to stay around and haunt Jim Boeheim’s dreams. The Pitt forward is the perfect fit to stand at the foul line and orchestrate a dissection of the zone, a la Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin. The Panthers just plastered almost 90 points – granted, in overtime – on a Virginia team allowing around 49 per game. It’ll be a lot tougher for Syracuse’s defense to hold another ACC opponent to under 60 points, especially being Pitt, and don’t expect it to happen Saturday.Paul Schwedelson (10-5)Pittsburgh 72, Syracuse 61Just a band-aidThe Orange’s 70-55 win over Miami was an effective band-aid. But for a team with problems that were still exposed (See: 11 3-pointers allowed) on Wednesday, a band-aid is all it was. In its last game, Pittsburgh scored 88 points against No. 11 Virginia, which boasts the third best adjusted defensive efficiency in the country, per The Panthers also have Artis and Michael Young, the top two scorers in the conference. SU’s win against the Hurricanes was nice, but its defensive problems didn’t just disappear. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img WATCH US LIVE Sreehari Menon Written By Golden State Warriors will face San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 2. The game begins at 8:00 AM IST and will be played at Chase Centre, San Francisco, California. Golden State Warriors will look to bounce back from their defeat against Phoenix Suns. San Antonio Spurs will also look to return back to winning ways after their defeat to LA Clippers on Friday.Golden State Warriors would count on Draymond Green to carry the mantle forward and add another win to the table. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson out injured, a lot lies on the shoulders of Green and D’Angelo Russell if GSW have to win. San Antonio Spurs would hope that their defeat on Friday was a minor blip and would look to pile on the misery on the Californian outfit.Also Read: NBA: Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Clippers Player Ratings And ResultGSW vs SAS Dream11 Squads:Golden State Warriors Ky Bowman, Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Stephen Curry, Jacob Evans, Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Kevon Looney, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, D’Angelo Russell, Alen Smailagic, Omari Spellman, Klay ThompsonSan Antonio SpursLaMarcus Aldridge, Marco Belinelli, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Trey Lyles, Chimezie Metu, Patty Mills, Elie Okobo, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Lonnie Walker IV, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Derrick White.Also Read: NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player RatingsGSW vs SAS Dream11: Injury UpdatesStephen Curry will be out for a foreseeable future after breaking his hand in the game vs Suns. Klay Thompson is ruled out for the entire season. Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans and Alen Smailagic are also ruled out. For Spurs, Dejounte Murray is the only absentee.Also Read: NBA: Joel Embiid And Karl Anthony-Towns Feud Dates Back To 2016GSW vs SAS Dream11 PredictionPoint Guard- D Russell, D WhiteShooting Guard- J Poole, D DeRozanSmall Forward- R Gay, O SpellmanPower Forward- E PaschallCentre- M ChrissNote – The GSW vs SAS Dream11 predictions are our own and do not guarantee positive results in your games.Also Read: NBA 2019: Boston Celtics Vs Mliwaukee Bucks Player Ratings, Result First Published: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST GSW Vs SAS Dream11 Predictions, Squad Details, Top Picks & More GSW vs SAS Dream11: Golden State Warriors face San Antonio Spurs on 2nd November. Get all the match details for the upcoming NBA 2019/20 regular-season game.last_img read more

first_imgDreamHack brought on Colorado-based brewery New Belgium Brewing as the main sponsor of the DreamHack Open – the company’s longest-running esports event.Returning to Austin for a third successive year, the competition saw eight teams compete on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in an effort to claim the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool.Marcus Lindmark, CEO at DreamHack said the following in a statement: “New Belgium Brewing is a great craft brewery and we are proud to partner with them for DreamHack Austin 2018. As esports continues to grow we see new industries activating to reach the esports audience, we at DreamHack are excited to be part of that growth.”The announcement suggests that this sponsorship was solely for DreamHack Austin – an event that is part of the DreamHack Open circuit, which began in 2012. DreamHack Open is sponsored by CORSAIR, ASTRO Gaming, Monster Energy, GG.BET, H4X Clothing, and now Voodoo Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing.Asher Attick, Brand Activation Manager at New Belgium Company commented: “When we at New Belgium asked Voodoo Ranger what he wanted for his birthday, he was adamant that he be a part of DreamHack Austin. So naturally, we obliged.”DreamHack Austin 2018 took place from June 1st-3rd and saw Turkish organisation Space Soldiers claim first place, despite stiff competition from the likes of OpTic Gaming, Heroic, and Rogue.Esports Insider says: DreamHack Open is exclusively a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, and with it being one of the more exciting titles in esports, this was a good event for the New Belgium Brewing to test the waters with.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

first_imgChelsea have not given up hope of N’Golo Kanté playing a part in the Europa League final, despite the midfielder missing training on Monday to have treatment on a knee injury.Kanté was due to travel to Baku the squad on Monday afternoon and his fitness will be closely monitored before a decision is made as to whether he plays against Arsenal on Wednesday, with Ross Barkley standing by to step in.Kanté, who had only just recovered from a hamstring complaint that ruled him out of Chelsea’s previous two matches, twisted a knee while making a challenge in a training session on Saturday.Although initial impressions of his prospects had been far from positive, the injury appeared to have settled by the time the player reported back on Sunday afternoon to be assessed by the medical department.He drove himself into the Cobham complex again on Monday and was apparently moving freely enough, though he sat out the team’s final session before their departure for Azerbaijan and remains a doubt for the final.Chelsea’s options for the game have already been limited after Antonio Rüdiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out with long-term injuries over the run-in. Source: Guardian Footballlast_img read more

first_imgThe stage is set for the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League season as the draw for the group stages has been made in Monaco, France on Thursday, August 29, 2019.Liverpool will be hoping to retain their title after beating Tottenham Hotspurs in the final previous edition of the UCL.The UCL’s record winners, Real Madrid will hope to extend their figures of wins after having a disappointing 2018-2019 season of the tournament.The winners of the competition in 2012, Chelsea season have made a return to the tournament after finishing third in the English Premier League and also seeing off London rivals, Arsenal in the Europa League finals.This season’s edition will see 32 clubs from sixteen countries across Europe battle it out for the ultimate trophy.Big names have been drawn against each other for the group stages of Europe’s elite club competition.Real Madrid will face PSG whereas Champions League finalists, Tottenham Hotspurs, has been paired with Bayern Munich, and Napoli will play the defending champions, Liverpool.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus have been grouped with Atletico Madrid of Spain, the club they knocked out in the Round of 16 last season.The first round of matches will be played from 17th and 18th September.The finals of this seasons Champions League will be played at the Ataturk Olympic in Istanbul on May 30, 2019.Here is the full list of who plays who in the group stages of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League.GROUP AParis Saint- Germain – FranceReal Madrid – SpainClub Brugge – BelgiumGalatasaray – TurkeyGROUP BBayern Munich – GermanyTottenham Hotspurs – EnglandOlympiacos – GreeceCrvena Zvezda – SlovakiaGROUP CManchester City – EnglandShakhtar Donetsk – UkraineDinamo Zagreb – CroatiaAtalanta – ItalyGROUP DJuventus – ItalyAtletico Madrid – SpainBayern Leverkusen – GermanyLokomotiv Moskva – RussiaGROUP ELiverpool – EnglandNapoli – ItalySalzburg – AustriaGenk – BelgiumGROUP FBarcelona – SpainBorussia Dortmund – GermanyInter Milan – ItalySlavia Praha – Czech RepublicGROUP GZenit St. Petersburg – RussiaBenfica – PortugalLyon – FranceRB Leipzig – GermanyGROUP HChelsea – EnglandAjax – NetherlandsValencia – SpainLOSC Lille – Francelast_img read more