The season in Washington and Oregon will give a clearer picture of Chinese demand for US cherries, he noted, adding that issues with shipping to China go beyond tariffs to aspects like compliance, with standards and permits set by the administration.Another question is how far the increasingly belligerent rhetoric between Washington and Beijing will impact Chinese consumers’ shopping decisions, possibly sparking a bias against US products.But other Asian markets that traditionally bought California cherries have shown little appetite. Up to 16 May, 128,000 cases went to South Korea, while Japan imported 71,839 – a far cry from their past volumes, Mr Connell said.European markets are in various stages of reopening, but all have been shy of bringing in large volumes of fruit, Mr Connell said.“The domestic market is definitely less of a risk for growers, packers and shippers,” he concluded.Cherries are not the only US perishables struggling in Asian markets this year. Seafood exporters have also found the going slow, according to forwarder reports.Their competitors north of the border have fared better since late April, although exports from February through most of April were down drastically, as restaurants in China were closed, said Brendan Harnett, CEO and chairman of Canada’s Flying Fresh Air Cargo.However, since then, the lobster market in China has come back strongly, reaching levels of a year ago, he reported. The activity has drawn in charter operators who previously dumped large volumes of lobster into the Chinese market, which led to a sharp drop in prices, Mr Harnett said.He is optimistic that Canadian perishables exports will fare better in China than US goods, given the less-turbulent political relationship. However, the Canadian cherry crop is expected to be significantly smaller this year than two years ago.In some respects, a shift by Canadian producers to the domestic market would be challenging at this point, notably for seafood. Usually this traffic is flown overnight, but domestic capacity fell sharply as Air Canada slashed its schedule, leaving a single daily widebody flight between Vancouver and Toronto.But thanks to the cargo flights with passenger aircraft to haul personal protection equipment in from China, transpacific capacity has been much better.Likewise, Commodity Forwarders has had no problem finding airfreight capacity to Asian markets.“We’re seeing more lift into certain markets than ever, because of PPE,” Mr Connell said.After an initial jump, westbound pricing has not shown the dramatic rises of rates out of China, so perishables exporters have not been forced to other markets for this reason. Mr Harnett is wondering, though, if the recent drop in eastbound rates may prompt carriers to raise their westbound rates to compensate. By Ian Putzger, Americas correspondent 27/05/2020 © Photovs US consumers can look forward to ample quantities of lobster and cherries in grocery stores this summer, as perishables shippers turn away from Asian markets.Meanwhile, their Canadian competitors are busy meeting Asian demand.But airlines used to loading up with Californian cherries in May have seen meagre pickings this year: of 2.88 million boxes, each holding 18lbs of cherries, 88% have gone to the US domestic market, 220,000 were sold to Canada and only a mere 24,697 boxes went to China and Hong Kong.“China has not traditionally been a big taker of California cherries. The Pacific Northwest has always been stronger into China, as its crop meets the profile in terms of size of fruit Chinese buyers look for,” said Chris Connell, senior vice-president North America of Commodity Forwarders, a subsidiary of Kuehne + Nagel.
The location of the proposed South Fork wind farm, about 35 miles from Montauk. Independent/Deepwater WindDeepwater Wind South Fork, LLC will continue its push for approval from the New York State Department of Public Service at another round of meetings scheduled next month designed to find common ground between the company and its critics. Deepwater Wind, now owned by Ørsted/Eversource Energy, is seeking a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the construction of approximately 3.5 miles of submarine export offshore cable from under Beach Lane in Wainscott to the existing East Hampton substation by Cove Hollow Road. The project has been bogged down and still needs town and federal approval in addition to the state’s through an Article 7, which allows “interveners” — and dozens of them — to participate in the process. The Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott has emerged as the project’s most consistent critic. The group has peppered Ørsted/Eversource with requests for information, data, studies, and comparisons. One recent effort was to ask the department of public service to force the companies to provide documentation for dozens of questions the group has raised about the project. Ørsted/Eversource has sought to streamline the process by asking administrative judge Anthony Belsito to rein in the group’s motions. That strategy proved successful. Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott acknowledged some of the information it requested is in the project application. For example, a side-by-side comparison of proposed landing sites, which includes two others in addition to Wainscott, the preferred landing point by Ørsted/Eversource. As it was argued, compelling the companies to develop a table comparing each of the proposed routes is somewhat redundant. Belsito ruled February 12 in favor of the companies on every motion that would have required more time. Additional settlement meetings have been scheduled for March 4 to 6 at East Hampton Town Hall. The meetings are not open to the public. Staff and intervenor testimony and exhibits will be presented on April 10, rebuttal and testimony exhibits will be displayed on May 15, and evidentiary hearings will take place from June 15 to 19. Belsito seemed to indicate a resolve to keep the application moving along. “I direct the CPW and Deepwater to make good faith efforts to resolve their discovery disputes in accordance with this ruling,” he wrote. The East Hampton Town Board and its trustees have yet to strike a deal with Ørsted/Eversource, though it is apparent a majority of each board will do so in return for the right financial incentives. At a February 6 meeting town supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc noted the companies have once again requested permission to test borings in Wainscott to glean the condition of the soil under the beach and along the path the pipe will carry electricity to the PSEG facility. The initial request was a year ago. Van Scoyoc signed off on the testing. “I disagree we should allow testing before the Article 7 is completed,” said town board member Jeff Bragman, a frequent critic of the wind farm. The first part of the project begins 2500 feet beyond the beach in the ocean where a hydraulic drill will penetrate the soil to a depth of at least 30 feet and emerge in the parking lot on Beach Lane about 500 feet inland. The installation of the cable will take place under the road beds. Some extensive excavation will be required for some of the equipment to be installed underground, leading to concerns from some neighborhood residents that contaminants in the soil will be [email protected] Share
When asked about his previous snub, Mourinho said: “Because if you (the media) want, you can make a silence very noisy. Depends what you want to do. Then asked if he didn’t want to speak because of Diego Costa’s ban, he said: “Not just (Costa’s ban). I don’t reflect. Maybe I’m punished to reflect. Upd. at 22:53 Jose Mourinho was in a sulky mood as he faced the media for the first time since he refused to last week. CET “You could make noise with my silence, because you know the reason for my silence. It depends on you. If I was a journalist I could make from silence lots of words.” 06/02/2015 Sport EN “Maybe they (football’s authorities) can read my reflection and (that) I don’t want.”
ONE positive Mauricio Pochettino can take from Tottenham’s transfer-less window is it has taken attention away from his failure to win a trophy.Rest assured, though, once the window shuts on Thursday it will not be long before the debate resumes on whether Poch can cap his outstanding work with some silverware.8Credit: ReutersPoch had insisted he should not be judged on trophies. But now his tune has changed.He said: “If some people believe the Tottenham manager doesn’t want to win they are not right in their minds.“Let me tell you, I’m here to win. The reality is to win — and the argument on whether you have the tools to win is a different matter.“We’ve had massive success, getting into the Champions League a third year in a row.Manchester United poised to sign Toby Alderweireld for £60m after making ‘breakthrough’ with Tottenham8 Hugo Lloris and harry Kane are only just back in training after the World CupCredit: Getty – Contributor“But maybe we need to change certain things because for me it is not enough.“I want to challenge and fight to win things until the end — that moment when my chairman Daniel Levy says to me, ‘Mauricio go home and find another project.’”There is little chance of that as things stand. Poch has guided Tottenham to third, second and third in the last three Premier League seasons.He has done a magnificent job since arriving from Southampton in May 2014.Tottenham open new £850m stadium for ‘orientation day’ to fans to check out the view from their new seat8 England midfielder Dele Alli jumps back into it with Spurs after his extra breakCredit: Getty – Contributor8 World Cup revelation Kieran Trippier toughens up ahead of the Prem campaignCredit: Getty – ContributorSign up for Dream Team 2018/19 nowDream Team is back and better than ever ahead of the new Premier League seasonCompletely free to play£400k jackpot up for grabs across the seasonREGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM 2018/19 HERE8 World Cup winner Hugo Lloris is clearly still on a high as he joins in trainingCredit: Getty – ContributorHe has transformed the Prem’s perennial fifth-placed finishers into title challengers — and made them entertaining again too. And he is now regarded as one of the world’s hottest managerial prospects.But the North Londoners’ last pot was the 2008 League Cup — and their last title triumph was back in 1960-61.8 England left-back Danny Rose takes centre stage in this Tottenham training drillCredit: Getty – ContributorThis season Pochettino’s squad must also battle a World Cup hangover, keep up with free-spending rivals and bed into a new stadium that is not open until mid-September.Poch said: “Winning is my only concern and I feel responsible to try to achieve this and what the fans want.“Maybe our history and the reality is different but the players are fighting so hard and we’re there with them.8 Dele Alli praying for another good season at club level for himself and SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorMan Utd target Toby Alderweireld signs up – as Tottenham star pens autograph for fan tattoo“To challenge the big sides that have focused on improving their teams — while the reality for us has been improving facilities — such as the training ground and new stadium, it’s not fair to compare us with these clubs.”Tottenham will likely visit Newcastle on Saturday missing NINE of their World Cup stars.Five England aces, including Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier — plus a Belgian trio headed by Jan Vertonghen — are only just back in training.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameThat is alongside France and Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris, who led Les Bleus to glory in Russia.And Poch hopes his No 1’s new status as world champ can motivate his trophy- hungry side.He added: “It was an amazing World Cup for many players but only Hugo achieved what he wanted.“Only Hugo touched glory because it was him that lifted the trophy. We need to feel that motivation from the World Cup players — to come back and play for the glory.”8 Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris are finally back in the swing of things at SpursCredit: Getty – Contributor