Real Madrid Castilla coach Raul praises Rodrygo Goes after goalscoring performanceby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid Castilla coach Raul praised Rodrygo Goes after victory over Rayo Majadahonda.Rodrygo Goes dropped down to Raul’s side after scoring with the first team in midweek against Osasuna.The 18-year-old continued his goalscoring form by netting the second goal in the 3-1 win, and Raul was asked a host of questions about Rodrygo after the game.”Rodrygo motivates himself,” Raul said.”From the beginning, the situation with him has been clear: he is a first-team player but when he can help Castilla, or Castilla can help him, he will come and play.”He has played at a high level [with Santos in Brazil and in midweek for Real Madrid] and has sacrificed himself, like all of his teammates.”[On Friday] he was training with us, and although we don’t know each other that well, every time that he comes [and trains with Castilla], he gives his all and everyone sees his potential.”He will be watching his progression and knocking down doors.”When asked about Rodrygo’s characteristics, Raul seemed to be lost for words.”Rodrygo has everything,” he noted. “He can score, join attacks, help back in defence… Today we asked him to do a lot of things he is not used to doing and he worked really hard.”In the first half we were far superior and in the second we were made to suffer, yet he was always willing to help.”I’m very happy with him and the whole team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Ajax defender Joel Veltman: Chelsea looked really goodby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Joel Veltman was left frustrated with defeat to Chelsea.Chelsea won the Champions League tie 1-0 thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s goal. “A messy game, it was waiting for a mistake or lack of attention from a team. Ultimately, it fell to us,” Veltman told NOS. “We were sloppy a few times, so they could counter and so you get that in British football. We also knew that from the games against Tottenham Hotspur, how it can go.”Chelsea just looked really good. They put us under pressure, we didn’t really get into our game. You hear of course sometimes: Chelsea is less, but they have plenty of money and plenty of good players. You could see that a couple of time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Achievers Toastmasters Club 25 Year Celebration is taking place on April 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Whole Wheat & Honey.Tickets for the event are $15.00.For more information, and to purchase tickets, you can visit the Achievers Toastmasters Club’s Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Achievers Toastmasters Club is celebrating 25 years of leadership and communication as a non-profit organization in Fort St. John.In honour of this milestone, the Toastmasters Club will be holding a celebration on April 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Whole Wheat & Honey.According to event organizers, it will be a night of good food and inspiration with Guest Speaker Lowry Olafson who will speak on the ‘Path to Success’.
Ranchi: Three Maoists and a CRPF jawan were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand’s Giridih district on Monday, officials said.They said the encounter between the two sides took place around 6 am in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of the district when troops of the 7th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were undertaking an anti-Naxal operation. The district is about 185 kms from state capital Ranchi. Three bodies of Maoists along with an AK-47 Rifle, three magazines and four pipe bombs have been recovered from the encounter site till now, the officials said. CRPF constable Biswajit Chauhan was also killed in the encounter, they added. The constable hailed from Udalguri district of Assam. The force is looking for more recoveries and a search is being conducted in the encounter area, they said. Jharkhand will go to polls in the final four phases of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election.
The Trump-driven trade war does not seem to relent. In the latest development, the US has raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 per cent, up from 10 per cent imposed last year. China, on its part, has threatened to retaliate. India has never been far from the skirmish. In fact, just a few days ago, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross accused India of following restrictive trade policies that create significant market access barriers for foreign companies. The evidence of this claim, according to him, lay in the fact that the US was India’s biggest export market, accounting for a fifth of its total exports, while India was only the 13th largest market for American exports. India has been called out numerous times by the Trump administration before for its tariffs and duties on imports. In October last year, Trump himself dubbed India the ‘tariff king’. In March, he even expressed his intention of ending the favourable treatment that India enjoyed under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), which allows many products from developing countries like India to enter the US duty-free. Although the decision to revoke the GSP has been postponed until after the new government comes into power in India, the trade war is beginning to impact the country more directly. The fact that has particularly irked Trump is the substantial trade deficit that the US has with India to the tune of $24.2 billion in 2018. The question, thus, remains whether there is any truth to the claims of Trump and Ross with respect to India’s tariff structure. There is no second opinion about the fact that India imposes high duties on many items of import – 150 per cent on whiskey and wines; about 75 per cent on automobiles; 50 per cent on mango juice and so on. However, India is not alone in doing so and, in fact, it is also not close to the highest tariffs charged by other countries in the global economy. As per the World Tariff Policies 2018 published by WTO, the highest tariff charged by some of the major economies are 736 per cent by Japan, 807 per cent by South Korea, 350 per cent by the US, 163 per cent by Australia and 150 per cent by India. Merely looking at the highest tariff rate provides only a limited view of the country’s tariff structure. A better representation that takes into account all imported goods can be obtained by assessing the average tariff and trade-weighted tariff of the country. India’s average tariffs at 13.8 per cent turn out to be higher than most major trading economies like China (9.8 per cent) and the US (3.4 per cent). South Korea (13.7 per cent) is one of the few major economies that come close to India’s average tariffs. However, when the tariff rates are weighted by the volume of traded goods for a more accurate representation of imposed tariffs, the trade-weighted average tariffs for India fall to 7.6 per cent. This is much below Brazil’s 10.3 per cent and South Korea’s 9 per cent. Moreover, the trade-weighted average tariffs for industrial goods, which account for over 90 per cent of Indian imports, is merely 5.5 per cent. Finally, the Trump administration also needs to understand that trade imbalances are rarely a result of policy rather than competitive and comparative advantage. The bulk of Indian exports to the US comprise goods like gems and jewellery, textiles and apparel, IT services, generic drugs and refined petroleum products, where India possesses a comparative advantage of labour cost. The US, on the other hand, finds a similar advantage in the export of high-end manufactured goods like aircraft, medical devices, patented drugs and so on as it has a comparative advantage in their production. Tariffs have evidently played little role in defining such a trade portfolio. The US is also an exporter of capital to India in the form of foreign direct and portfolio investment. These provide huge returns to investors back in the US. Thus, running deficits in merchandise trade with the developing world is not a harmful outcome for the US but a reflection of where its competencies lie. Consumers are the only ones who gain with higher and freer trade. That being said, India must also make sure it reduces import duties and tariffs wherever it possible. In the automobile sector, for instance, Indian automakers need not be protected with 60-75 per cent import duties. The US is a major trade partner of India and both economies would be better off by adopting an accommodative stance rather than a combative one. The bilateral trade between the two countries has grown over six-fold in the last two decades from $20 billion in 2000 to $126 billion in 2017. The continued growth of this trade relationship will be a big win-win for the largest economy in the world and the fastest-growing one.(The author is Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India. The views expressed are strictly personal)
The Inter Milan footballer believes his team has to be confident after two matches without a win in the start of the Lega Serie A seasonAfter two matches in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season, Inter Milan has not been able to get a win.Internazionale lost 1-0 against Sassuolo and on Sunday tied 2-2 with Torino at home.And this is why Stefan de Vrij believes his team needs to concentrate to get the wins needed.“We need to look ahead and concentrate on the next match,” he told Sky Sports according to Calcio Mercato.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“The last two did not go so well but now that is the past and we must look forward.”“We have to get going right away against Bologna and remain confident because we have to be to win games,” he said.“We know that we have to do on Saturday.”“The words of Spalletti? What he said will be very useful for the next matches,” he concluded.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has opened up on his desire to name an award after FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, considering his contribution to the league.“It would depend on Leo Messi but I’d love to have a La Liga award in his name… If he finishes his career in Spain, or most of it, I don’t believe anyone has contributed more to the competition.”Tebas, a Real Madrid fan, nonetheless believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus has only strengthened the importance of Messi to La Liga. “Yes, the fact Cristiano Ronaldo has gone to Serie A means he’s even more important,” he said, as cited by Barcablaugranes.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Tebas also once again argued in favor of a Barcelona-Girona match taking place in Miami. “Our objective, of course, is that the match is played outside of Spain. Our objective is that it’ll be played on the 26th of January. I believe we have the right to do that and we’ll fight for it until the end.”The league president also spoke about rumors of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar returning to La Liga. “I would like to see Neymar in Spain again, I don’t care which team,” he stated. The Brazilian has been linked with a return to FC Barcelona as well as a switch to Real Madrid.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has urged his side to improve if they want to get into the top four of the Premier League table.Despite being on a 22-match unbeaten run, Arsenal sit fifth in the Premier League table, only behind Chelsea by goal difference, and Emery has called for massive improvement for the Gunners to finish in the top four.“I think we need more,” Emery told Sky Sports.“I think our beginning is good, but at the moment in the table we are fifth and our mind is focused on being in the first four positions.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think we are doing our way and improving, but the reality is that we need more.“Our ideas and work with the players are to learn together. All of us can give everybody new ideas.“I think the players are open to listening to us about our new tactical work with our analysis in videos. We need to do this work quickly, but we also need patience.“We are improving step by step – and I think the players are also showing very, very good commitment and behavior every day.”
The district is considering relocating students into Homer High School from Homer Middle School. The District also announced on Friday the possibility of consolidating Soldotna Prep School (9th grade) and Soldotna High School (10th-12th grade) beginning with the school year beginning August 20. KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek says this plan is still in the early stages: “On February 13, Governor Dunleavy made a budget proposal and as we looked at that we would be faced with a pretty massive deficit and have to make some extremely difficult reductions.” They are asking for parents to provide input about the idea via a survey that will be available on Wednesday and at a Board of Education meeting on May 6. This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at a total of six schools that would potentially close following the proposed cuts to education in Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget. Dusek said the district will also be looking at the possibility of consolidating schools in Seward: “As we’ve been moving through this process we’ve had conversations about some of our smaller schools, and when we were looking at Soldotna High School and Soldotna Prep we also continued to look for any other efficiencies. We have been looking at other possible consolidations at Seward High School and Seward Middle School, as well as Homer.”