What are the odds of Fulham getting promoted this season?

first_imgIt was an unhappy season back in the Premier League for Fulham, but the chances of an immediate return to the top flight look good.Casinos often offer sports books with competitive odds for football and that’s the case at Slotsia.com, who are offering a no deposit bonus.And if you’re tempted to place a bet on who’ll win promotion from the Championship this season, the smart money could well be on Fulham, who will surely be among the division’s heavyweights.The Whites generally range from 3-1 to 6-1 to make it back to the Premier League at the first time of asking – they’re rated as one of the favourites and with good reason.Aleksandar The GreatStriker Aleksandar Mitrovic – so crucial to Fulham’s promotion the season before last – was widely tipped to leave Craven Cottage this summer following the club’s relegation back to the Championship.Several clubs were linked with the Serbian, who seemed certain to move on. His decision to commit his future to Fulham by signing a new long-term contract was a major boost for the club – and led to the odds of a promotion being shortened.Mitrovic is a proven Championship goalscorer and can surely be counted upon to get 20-plus goals during the coming season. It’s hard to see how defenders at that level will cope with him.Awesome front threeAs if Mitrovic staying wasn’t an ominous enough sign for the rest of the Championship, he has been joined by Ivan Cavaleiro and Anthony Anthony Knockaert, giving Fulham a front three that will definitely strike fear into defenders. Cavaleiro, signed from Wolves, was previously outstanding in the Championship, as Knockaert was for Brighton. So there’s more to Fulham’s attack than Mitrovic – much more.Parker’s the right manThe decision to show faith in Scott Parker could ultimately make all the difference. He was unable to halt the slide while in caretaker charge last season but the club rightly judged that the rot had set in long before he took over and that he ought to be trusted with the manager’s job.Parker has urged the club to make significant changes in order to win their Premier League place back and the Fulham hierarchy have listened – and massively backed him in the transfer market.His signings look shrewd and his calm sense of what needs to be done is exactly what Fulham needed after the disappointment of relegation. It won’t be easy, but the chances of them bouncing straight back to the Premier League look good. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoNutrition Expert10 Natural Ways To Get Back a Perfect Vision FastNutrition ExpertUndoAmazingWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldAmazingWomanMagUndoTrips ShopPeople from Hong Kong cannot believe these flight pricesTrips ShopUndoEldelperiodico.com你應該停止使用橡膠木塞的5個理由Eldelperiodico.comUndoHealth & Human ResearchDon’t Ignore These 7 Subtle Signs of PrediabetesHealth & Human ResearchUndoTripsInsiderAmazingly Cheap Flights in Hong KongTripsInsiderUndolast_img read more

China fuels October pork exports, beef exports down

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Strong demand from China bolstered U.S. pork exports in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Export Federation (USMEF), while October beef exports were below the very high totals posted a year ago.October pork exports increased 8.5% year-over-year to 225,376 metric tons (mt), while export value climbed 10% to $592 million. January-October export volume was 5% ahead of last year’s pace at 2.13 million mt, while value increased 3% to $5.48 billion.Pork export value averaged $48.13 per head slaughtered in October, up 4% from a year ago. For January through October, the per-head average was down 1% to $51.12. October exports accounted for 24% of total U.S. pork production and 20.9% for muscle cuts only, up from 23.6% and 20.7%, respectively, a year ago. January-October exports accounted for 26% of total pork production and 22.6% for muscle cuts, both up slightly year-over-year.October beef exports totaled 108,017 mt, an 8% decline from last year’s large volume, while export value ($649.1 million) was down 11%. Through the first 10 months of 2019, beef exports were down 2.5% in volume (1.1 million mt) and value ($6.75 billion) from last year’s record pace.Beef export value per head of fed slaughter averaged $284.56 in October, down 10% from a year ago, while the January-October average was down 4% to $308.04. October exports accounted for 12.9% of total U.S. beef production and 10.5% for muscle cuts only, down from 14.1% and 11.6%, respectively, last year. For January through October, exports accounted for 14.1% of total beef production and 11.5% for muscle cuts, each down about one-half of a percentage point from 2018, when a record percentage of production was exported. October pork standouts: China, Oceania, Central AmericaAlthough still saddled by China’s retaliatory duties, October pork exports to the China/Hong region reached 61,062 mt, up 150% year-over-year, while export value climbed 127% to $141.3 million. For January through October, exports to China/Hong Kong were up 55% in volume (468,576 mt) and 34% in value ($974.8 million). Exports to the region already exceed the full-year totals of 2018.“China’s efforts to rebuild its domestic swine inventory, which has been hit hard by African swine fever, are gaining traction, but there are still excellent opportunities for pork-supplying countries,” said Dan Halstrom, USMEF President and CEO. “As U.S.-China trade talks continue, we remain hopeful that access for U.S. red meat in China will return to a level playing field with our competitors.”Pork exports to Mexico fell below year-ago levels in October, with volume down 18.5% to 54,639 mt and value declining 9% to $97.3 million — the lowest since April. January-October exports to Mexico were down 11% from a year ago in volume (584,415 mt) and declined 9% in value ($1.02 billion).“Increased demand in China is pulling some pork cuts and offal away from Mexico as well as other markets, but October shipments to Mexico were nevertheless disappointing,” Halstrom said. “The U.S. industry is still feeling the effect of Mexico’s retaliatory duties on pork, which were in place for about one year, and rebuilding pork demand in Mexico remains a top priority.”The outlook for pork exports to Japan in 2020 and beyond brightened significantly this week as the Japanese Parliament ratified an agreement that will bring tariffs on U.S. pork in line with those imposed on major competitors. The tariff disadvantage was evident in October, as pork export volume to Japan was down 16% from a year ago to 29,622 mt and value fell 17% to $122.3 million. Through October, exports to Japan trailed last year’s pace by 7% in both volume (307,974 mt) and value ($1.27 billion).January-October highlights for U.S. pork include: Fueled by strong growth in both Australia and New Zealand, pork exports to Oceania are on a record pace in both volume (95,218 mt, up 39%) and value ($272.9 million, up 37%). The region is an outstanding destination for U.S. hams and other muscle cuts used in further processing.Exports to Central America were 16% above last year’s record pace in volume (76,861 mt) and 19% higher in value ($187 million). Exports to Panama were one-third higher year-over-year and mainstay markets Honduras and Guatemala have both achieved double-digit value growth.While October export volume to South America slowed slightly from a year ago (13,934 mt, down 2%), value still increased 12% to $35.9 million. Led by steady growth in Colombia and a strong uptick in demand from Chile and Peru, January-October exports to South America remained on a record-shattering pace at 128,469 mt (up 21% year-over-year), valued at $323.8 million (up 25%). October beef exports lower year-over-year in most marketsTariff relief for U.S. beef is also a key component of the new trade agreement with Japan, where competitors currently enjoy a significant tariff rate advantage. The rate for U.S. beef muscle cuts is 38.5% but will drop by nearly one-third when the agreement enters into force, mirroring the 26.6% rate imposed on Australian, Canadian, Mexican and New Zealand beef. Another rate reduction will come April 1, when the Japanese fiscal year begins. October beef exports to Japan were down 21% in volume (21,315 mt) and 19% in value ($135.5 million). Through the first 10 months of the year, export volume fell 6% to 263,054 mt while value was down 7% to $1.64 billion.“Japan’s 38.5% tariff rate is the highest U.S. beef faces in any major market,” Halstrom said. “It was a burden even when all suppliers were paying it but now it is especially important that both U.S. beef and pork receive tariff relief. Japanese customers are very excited about the new trade agreement, and USMEF and our industry partners are ramping up 2020 promotions and strategies to reclaim red meat market share in Japan.”Beef variety meat exports to Japan (mainly tongues and skirts) have been a bright spot in 2019, increasing 21% in volume (53,432 mt) and 13% in value ($320 million, which is 40% of the worldwide total). Japan’s tariff rate for U.S. beef variety meat is 12.8%, but under the new agreement it will drop to 5.8% for skirts and 5.7% for tongues upon implementation. The rates fall to zero by 2028 for tongues and 2030 for skirts.U.S. beef exports to South Korea slowed in October but remain on a record pace as Korea solidifies its position as the top growth market for U.S. beef in 2019. October volume dipped 3% year-over-year to 19,637 mt, while value declined 10% to $138.4 million. But through October, exports to Korea were still up 7% in both volume (215,194 mt) and value ($1.55 billion).Beef exports to Taiwan following a pattern similar to Korea, slowing in October but remaining on a record pace. Through the first 10 months of the year, export volume to Taiwan was up 8% from a year ago to 52,968 mt while value increased 3% to $470.3 million. The U.S. holds nearly 75% of Taiwan’s high-value chilled beef market.January-October highlights for U.S. beef include:In Mexico, the third-largest destination for U.S. beef exports, volume was slightly below last year at 196,431 mt (down 1%), but value increased 4% to $916.4 million. This was largely driven by a sharp increase in the per-unit value of beef variety meat exports to Mexico, most notably tripe. Despite being up just 1% from a year ago in volume (80,789 mt), variety meat value to Mexico jumped 17% to $219.1 million.Similar to Mexico, U.S. beef variety meat is commanding stronger prices in Egypt, the leading destination for U.S. beef livers. Through October, variety meat exports to Egypt were up 1% from a year ago at 53,504 mt but climbed 14% in value to $62.3 million.Led by surging demand in Indonesia and solid growth in the Philippines, beef exports to the ASEAN region were 30% above last year’s pace in volume (51,758 mt) and 15% higher in value ($251.5 million). Split fairly evenly between muscle cuts and variety meat, exports to Indonesia soared 72% in volume (19,889 mt) and 43% in value ($71.8 million) from a year ago.Led by strong growth in Panama, beef exports to Central America were 7% above last year’s pace in volume (12,802 mt) and 13% higher in value ($72.7 million). Export value also trended significantly higher to Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. October lamb exports trend higherOctober exports of U.S. lamb totaled 1,193 mt, up 3% year-over-year, while value increased 17% to $2.3 million. For January through October, exports were 28% above last years pace at 13,254 mt, while value increased 13% to $21.5 million. Lamb muscle cut exports were 11% below last year in volume (1,801 mt), but still increased 4% in value to $11.5 million. Mexico has driven lamb export growth in 2019, but other markets showing promise include Trinidad and Tobago, Panama and Guatemala.last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for July 20, 2018

first_imgARIESYou have energy to achieve success in any project that you take on, be it personal or to do with business. You are adaptable in personal and family situations and persistent in achieving goals. You attract interesting people with your gift of communication. Lucky number 14. Colour red. TAURUSView life with your heart, as well as, with your head before taking a stand or a decision today. You reflect other people and their nature in a kind and imaginative manner but need to be true to yourself as well. An older woman is your ally and confidante. Lucky number 6. Colour blue. GEMINIWarm friendships and pleasurable moments make this a wonderful time for you. You are particularly happy while meeting up with friends. You are supportive in a family crisis and people tend to lean on you. The Arts and the finer points of life are engaging. Lucky number 2. Colour pink. CANCERHidden aspects are exposed and you are warned in time to change plans! You may feel frustrated; as your grand plans don’t actualize the way you expected them to. Two separate issues involve your time as you make decisions. Love and romance are on the cards! Lucky number 10. Colour yellow. LEOYou are ready for fresh relationships and new beginnings at work. Something wonderful is on the horizon in your relationship and you have just the right quality of playful innocence and clarity to welcome it. You make an impact today with your concern for others. Lucky number 6. Colour pastels.advertisement VIRGOYour playfulness and spontaneity charm and draw interesting people close to you. A romantic and dreamy space takes you on a sentimental journey into the past. You are gentle while resolving sensitive issues and family matters. Listen to your heart for answers. Lucky number 15. Colour pink. LIBRAA professional opportunity that comes in is hard to resist as it promises name and gain. A touching experience is on the cards! Physical endurance enables you to indulge in busy schedules and competitive sport. Aim for the highest and don’t make compromises. Lucky number 1. Colour orange. SCORPIOLet go the past and make a new beginning rather than feel stuck. Sowing of strife can be avoided if you take a strong stand and stick to your priorities. Faithfulness in promises revives your trust in humankind. Honesty in money transactions can be expected. Lucky number 3. Colour blue. SAGITTARIUSInsight and intuition can be trusted when making professional decisions and personal choices. You tend to be a perfectionist staying with established systems and laid down rules. You can be stubborn but need to be flexible and open to progressive ideas. Lucky number 9. Colour red. CAPRICORNSince you accepted the recent challenge life offered, you are able to find success in ventures and fulfillment in love. Enjoy the peaks and also the valleys as they come in your life’s journey and remember that ‘this too shall pass’ whatever it may be. Lucky number 6. Colour orange. AQUARIUSSurprises and unexpected happenings are on the cards. A mystical and strange experience brings a sense of wonder and feeling of elation. Love and romance blossom as relationships are rejuvenated. You take a spontaneous journey and develop new connections. Lucky number 6. Colour ebony. PISCESPersonal and professional matters are to be resolved and decisions to be taken. Rather than analyze situations and choices extensively and be more confused, trust your inner guide to show you the right path in personal relationships and professional situations. Lucky number 3. Colour red.last_img read more

Daimler ships out first electric Freightliner semi truck in the US

first_img Tags Freightliner Electric Cars Car Industry Trucks More about 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door Comments Check out the Level 2 Freightliner Cascadia big rig at CES 2019 Review • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door review: Defying expectations Now playing: Watch this: 22 Photos 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a misscenter_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 3 The first self-driving big-rig hits the road in Nevada 1:53 More From Roadshow Look for the first ones in Southern California Daimler First came the electric Freightliner box truck, and now we have the semi truck. Daimler said on Monday it’s built the very first eCascadia semi trucks and they’re on their way to the first lucky customers in the US.If the eCascadia looks and sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based on Freightliner’s normal Cascadia semi. Rather than its internal-combustion engine, there’s a battery-electric powertrain with a 550-kWh battery pack. Daimler has previously said the electric powertrain makes 730 horsepower and is good enough for 250 miles of range. Plug the big semi into the right connector and 80% of the battery’s capacity returns in 90 minutes.The electric semi isn’t exactly going into production just yet, however. Instead, the first eCascadias will be part of a “Freightliner Innovation Fleet” before the truck enters series production in late 2021. Penske and NFI are the two companies that will add the electric semi to their ranks first.Penske also took delivery of one of the first eM2 box trucks, the other electric truck from Daimler’s Freightliner division. Each of the eCascadias will operate in Southern California by the end of the year. Freightliner said it will deliver additional eCascadias to customers throughout this year.Effectively, Daimler has beaten Tesla to the electric semi market. The Silicon Valley-based automaker has promised the Tesla Semi will enter production soon, but so far, it hasn’t. Instead, the Semi has been used to deliver other Tesla vehicles and haul between the Gigafactory and various places.Yet, Daimler has spread its electric truck portfolio out. Not only does it have the eCascadia and the eM2, the automaker also showed off the Fuso eCanter and even an electric school bus.last_img read more

SpiceJet Lessors Seek Return of 15 Boeing Aircraft

first_imgSpiceJet is facing a different sort of turbulence, with the aircraft lessors wanting to take back 15 of the 20 Boeing planes, still being operated by the cash-strapped airline. ReutersThe lessors have asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister the aircraft, as they want to repossess the planes. However, sources say that Ajay Singh-led new management is in talks with the lessors and a solution is expected to be found soon.BOA Aviation, who have leased three Boeings to the airline, fear a repeat of Kingfisher Airlines, which may prevent them from taking back the aircraft.In the last few months, SpiceJet has turned in 20 aircraft on its own, after being unable to continue with the lease payments. If the lessors take back the aircraft, it would significantly impact SpiceJet’s ability to continue operating, an official at the DGCA told The EconomicTimes.The previous owners of the airlines, the Maran-owned Sun Group, have not been communicative, which has forced the new management to share the funding plans and convince the lessors for additional time.SpiceJet shares closed the day at 21.10, down by 1.90 or 8.26%.last_img read more