Warriors’ Andre Iguodala sits vs. Minnesota with right hip tightness

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND – Warriors veteran forward Andre Iguodala missed Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena because of what the team called “right hip tightness.”It is not immediately clear when Iguodala suffered the injury. But the Warriors expect Iguodala to return for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Warriors coach Steve Kerr …last_img

Live updates: Raiders get ripped by Vikings, lose 34-14

first_imgJoin us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday morning as the Raiders travel to Minnesota to play the first of five straight games away from the Coliseum. ODDS: Vikings -9 (opened at Vikings -7.5). OVER/UNDER: 43.5 … GAME ESSENTIALS: Raiders (1-1) at Minnesota (1-1) on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT)TV: FOX-TV, Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter).center_img Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Spectacular Landing

first_imgThe approach to land at Chagual Airport, Peru has been captured from the co-pilot’s seat in a spectacular video below.Aircraft is a Beechcraft B200 twin-engine 13-passenger transport owned by Lima Peru based Aero Condor.Chagual airport is located at an altitude of 1879m (6167ft) on a tiny piece of flat land in a river valley between the towering Andes Mountains.last_img

China and ag trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There has been some positive progress with regard to China, tariffs and agricultural exports. Leading up to the latest round of talks, China lifted tariffs on U.S. sorghum and the U.S. eased sanctions on the Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp., allowing the company to stay in business.In late May the U.S. and China issued a joint statement indicating that both “agreed on meaningful increases in United States agriculture and energy exports” bringing some temporary relief to ongoing trade dispute concerns. Experts estimate a potential increase of $60 to 90 billion in Chinese purchases of U.S. goods, largely agriculture and beef especially.“To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of United States’ goods and services,” the White House said in a statement.But reports that China has agreed to import large amounts of U.S. ag goods as part of a tentative framework deal to resolve a trade dispute between the nations have prompted some lawmakers from both parties to express concern about what kind of concessions the administration may be offering China. Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic advisor, told ABC that although there may be “perhaps some small changes around the edges” in U.S. action on ZTE, there will still be big fines and other remedies, and, he added, “do not expect ZTE to get off scot-free. It ain’t gonna happen.”Earlier in May, Bunge, the world’s largest oilseed producer, told Bloomberg News that China had essentially stopped buying U.S. soybeans and instead was purchasing soybeans mostly from Brazil. U.S. soybean sales to China are down compared to last year’s total, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.In recent years, China’s demand for soybeans has been strong. China is the second-largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, and the country is Ohio’s most important soybean export market. In 2017, soybeans were Ohio’s largest agricultural export, totaling $1.8 billion.“China picked a commodity that would do maximum damage to U.S. agriculture and could do political damage to the administration,” said Ian Sheldon, an agricultural economist, who serves as the Andersons Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy with The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.In April, China threatened to impose a 25% tariff on U.S. soybeans and tariffs on 105 other American products. That was in response to the tariffs that the administration proposed on a range of Chinese imports valued at $50 billion.last_img read more

President Obama Orders Energy Department to Raise Appliance Efficiency Standards

first_imgA Strong Response to DOE’s Do-Nothing LegacyWASHINGTON, DC — President Obama has ordered the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to enact higher efficiency standards for a list of appliances no later than August 2009. According to the Associated Press (AP), the list includes residential dishwashers, lamps, ranges and ovens, microwave ovens, commercial air-conditioning equipment, commercial boilers, and beverage vending machines.Obama reinforced his emphasis on new appliance standards with a visit to DOE headquarters, where he explained, “This will save consumers money, this will spur innovation, and this will conserve tremendous amounts of energy. We’ll save through these simple steps over the next 30 years the amount of energy produced over a two-year period by all the coal-fired power plants in America.”The DOE is required by law to establish and regularly update energy-efficiency standards for appliances. For years, the DOE has ignored mandates originally established by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and amended by the National Appliance Conservation Act of 1987 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The DOE’s refusal to comply with Congressional mandates has long frustrated energy-efficiency experts, who note that the DOE’s delays in establishing cost-effective improvements in appliance efficiency standards waste energy and hurt consumers. The DOE’s flagrant recalcitrance has been repeatedly challenged in court by several plaintiffs, including New York’s former attorney general, Elliot Spitzer, who sued the DOE over its delays in 2005. Thirteen state attorneys general joined Spitzer’s lawsuit, which was settled in 2006 when the DOE agreed to abide by a new standard-setting schedule.In 2005, Congress ordered the DOE explain its delays in complying with appliance efficiency mandates. In response, the DOE issued a report, “Energy Conservation Standards Activities,” on January 31, 2006. The report admitted, “Deficiencies in the review and concurrence process are significant and the process must be reformed.” Reflecting on the DOE’s promise to do better, Andrew deLaski, the executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, noted, “DOE’s failure to live up to previous schedules has eroded confidence in its ability to meet deadlines.”According to the AP report, “The fact that Obama is getting directly involved in speeding up household appliance standards underscores how much he wants to show quick, clear progress on energy. … Laws on the books already require new efficiency standards for household and commercial appliances. But they have been backlogged in a tangle of missed deadlines, bureaucratic disputes, and litigation. In essence, Obama’s intent is to say that legal deadlines must be met, with priority being given to those standards that are likely to yield the best pocketbook savings for consumers, according to administration aides familiar with the details of Obama’s decision.”last_img read more