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EU and Japan working on trade deal

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Negotiators from the European Union (EU) and Japan are working to seal a trade deal that would lower tariffs on EU pork to levels discussed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to travel to Brussels in July to meet with EU negotiators, including European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. The National Pork Producers Council continues to urge the Trump administration to initiate bilateral trade negotiations with Japan, the world’s third-biggest economy.last_img read more

CWG tennis: Bopanna gives India winning start

first_imgIndia were off to a perfect start in the tennis event of Commonwealth Games with Rohan Bopanna demolishing Robert Buyinza of Uganda in straight sets in the men’s singles event in New Delhi on Monday.Bopanna was too good for a player, who has just one ranking point in the ATP charts, as he completed a 6-1 6-4 win in just one hour and two minutes in the first round.The tall Karnataka-lad is scheduled to play a second match on Monday when he pairs up with Nirupama Sanjeev against top seeded Australians Paul Hanley and Rodionova Anastasia.Bopanna on Monday dropped 114 places in the ranking chart to be at 587 but he was coming into the event after playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup tie against Brazil and was hardly troubled by the African player.With two break of serves, Bopanna raced to a comfortable 5-1 lead in the opening set and sealed the lead in just 21 minutes.Buyinza, ranked 1601, overcame the initial jitters and started to serve well in the second set but unforced errors continued to flow from his racquet.After missing four break points, Bopanna converted the fifth to get his first break — in the fifth game — to be up 3-2 in the second set.He had a chance to close the set in the ninth game but Buyinza played his best tennis to save that point. However, he could not stop the Indian from serving out the match in the next game.advertisementBut there was hardly any crowd to celebrate Bopanna’s win at the Centre Court.India’s Poojashree Venkatesh, Rushmi Chakravarthy and the the mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes are also scheduled to play later in the day.last_img read more

Bucks eliminate Celtics in 5 games, advance to Eastern conference finals

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots during the first half of Game 5 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Bledsoe finished with 18 points. ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Brogdon hadn’t played since March 15. He also had four assists and three rebounds.TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Smart was shaken up after Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez fell on his legs after blocking his shot. Both exchanged pats on the back after Smart got up.Bucks: Ersan Ilyasova had 10 points. Pat Connaughton finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.UP NEXTMilwaukee gets some rest before the start of the Eastern Conference final.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Next up for the Bucks is the winner of the Philadelphia-Toronto series. The Raptors are up 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Thursday night.It’s the first Eastern Conference final for Milwaukee since 2001.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsKyrie Irving scored 15 points for Boston, which shot 31.2% from the field. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 14.The Celtics clamped down on Antetokounmpo for most of the game, but Middleton, Bledsoe, George Hill and Nikola Mirotic picked up the scoring to help rob the game of any drama in the final minutes. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Hill finished with 16 points, and Mirotic had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon also had 10 points in his return to the lineup after being sidelined by plantar fasciitis.Antetokounmpo picked up his third foul when Jaylen Brown drove to the hoop early in the second half, but he stayed in the game. He stole an Irving pass and slammed it home to make it 65-52 with 6:45 left in the third quarter.Antetokounmpo, one of the front-runners for NBA MVP, closed out the period with consecutive baskets, including a finger-roll layup that gave the Bucks an 80-62 lead.Irving went 6 for 21 from the field in what might have been his final game with Boston. He is eligible for free agency in the offseason, and his future is one of the major questions facing the Celtics this summer.Irving’s only 3-pointer of the night trimmed Milwaukee’s lead to 38-32 with 2:51 left in the second quarter. But Brogdon and Mirotic each connected from long range to help the Bucks to a 52-39 lead at the break.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Dominant as ever Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more