Kevon Looney talks new deal with Warriors, Kevin Durant’s departure & possibly shooting 3’s

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Like countless tourists who visit this city, the Warriors took a gamble on their future.To ensure they would get something for Kevin Durant leaving for Brooklyn, they acquired D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade. That bolstered their backcourt, but it also put them up against a hard salary cap, making it uncertain that they afford to re-sign Kevon Looney.“I was thinking what everybody else was thinking: ‘Man, what will it mean for me and what’s going to happen?’” Looney said in …last_img read more

India aims for increased Africa trade

first_img11 August 2011 India says it expects to reach a preferential trading deal with the Southern African Customs Union by the end of the year as it seeks to expand its economic footprint on the African continent.India’s trade minister also said New Delhi will be pursuing trade deals with other African nations as the country seeks to catch up with China, which has outpaced it in trade and investment on the continent over the past decade.“India is keen to partner with countries in Africa not only for buying minerals but also for providing technology for mining and exploration,” trade minister Anand Sharma said in a speech in the Indian capital on Tuesday.India and China have turned to Africa in their search for energy resources to power their fast-paced economies, but while China prefers government-to-government deals, Indian investment is mainly in the private sector, notably in telecom, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.“We are engaged in a dialogue with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) for concluding a preferential trading agreement, and I am confident we shall be able to do so by December,” Sharma said.The SACU, made up of South Africa and its four smaller neighbours Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho, is the world’s oldest customs agreement.New Delhi is also going to start exploratory talks with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) on the potential for free trade pacts, Sharma added.Annual trade between India and Africa increased 15-fold within a decade to US$46-billion in 2010 from $3-billion in 2000.“The government is determined to achieve a target of $70-billion in trade well before 2014,” Sharma said.New Delhi was also committed to working “with our partners in Africa for addressing the infrastructure deficit” on the continent, Sharma added.Sharma’s speech came after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended a trade summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in May and offered a raft of measures, including $5-billion in credit lines, to boost India’s presence on the continent.Sapalast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 30 | A sore bunch talking soybeans, marketing and more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 30th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, hears from host Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood. The sore bunch reminisces about their active weekends and what led to their aching bones.Elsewhere in the podcast, we hear from a variety of people on happenings in agriculture. Matt Reese visited in the field with John Motter, the first Ohioan to be named chair of the United Soybean Board. He has been staying busy criss-crossing the world talking soybeans.Joel Penhorwood talked with Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients. As farmers are busy visiting grain elevators to drop off their crop this harvest season, Jon explains some marketing lessons that can be learned from how elevators do business.Ty Higgins spoke with Jim Pullins of Verdesian Life Sciences on FlexConnect, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants.More from the entire group in this fun piece on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.last_img read more