Major Component Provider Sees U.S. Solar Growth Continuing in the Face of Trump Tariff

first_imgMajor Component Provider Sees U.S. Solar Growth Continuing in the Face of Trump Tariff FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:SMA Solar (S92G.DE), Germany’s largest solar group, expects the industry to take a just a small hit from import tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump this week, sending its shares to an 11-week high.Trump on Monday approved a 30 percent tariff on solar cell and module imports, dropping to 15 percent within four years. Up to 2.5 gigawatts of unassembled solar cells can be imported tariff-free in each year.Although the move was intended to help American manufacturers, some in the sector said it could slow U.S. investment in solar power and cost thousands of U.S. jobs.However, SMA Solar, the world’s largest maker of solar inverters, said it expected the impact to be small, forecasting industry growth in the Americas region would average about 18 percent per year until 2020, more than the 10 percent expected globally.“SMA’s market outlook includes a slightly negative impact from the import tariff,” SMA said on slides published during its capital market day, giving no further details on the impact.Shares in SMA Solar, which generated 46 percent of its sales in the Americas in 2016, were up 4 percent by 1000 GMT, having touched their highest level since Nov. 8. They had slipped after news of the tariff plan this week.The company also this week reported preliminary 2017 results and predicted growing sales this year.More: SMA Solar sees U.S. duties making only small dent in marketlast_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan collapse after Mohammad Rizwan and Abid Ali tons, Australia win seventh ODI on trot

first_img New Delhi: Pakistan were on course to break their ODI rut against Australia in the fourth ODI with Mohammad Rizwan and Abid Ali scoring centuries. However, a sensational collapse of five wickets for 45 runs and the mounting run-rate got Australia back in the contest and they won the Dubai ODI by six runs in Dubai to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. This was Australia’s seventh consecutive ODI win and they head into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as firm favourites. Australia’s total owed much to the batting of Glenn Maxwell but Pakistan will be ruing the fact that they once again buckled under pressure.Chasing 278, Pakistan lost Shan Masood in the first over but Haris Sohail, along with Abid Ali, strung a crucial partnership. Abid Ali got going with four boundaries in two overs. Abid continued to find the boundary while Sohail played the sheet anchor role to perfection. The partnership of 74 was broken when Sohail chipped Nathan Lyon straight to cover.Rizwan started brilliantly by hammering Lyon for two boundaries but he really took apart Finch’s part-tie left-arm orthodox with two fours and a six. Both batsmen kept the scoreboard ticking and Australia were under pressure. Abid notched up the 100-run stand by cracking Kane Richardson to the deep point fence and in the 39th over bowled by Lyon, Abid became the third Pakistan player to score a century on ODI debut. Zampa, though, got the wicket of Abid when the batsman top-edged the slog sweep to fall for 112 but with Rizwan at the crease and with Pakistan needing 60 off 54 balls, it only seemed a minor blip. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. However, Australia dried the boundaries up after the dismissal of Abid and when Umar Akmal was cleaned up by Nathan Coulter-Nile for 7, Pakistan still needed 49 off 41. The Australian bowlers had found the opening they wanted and when Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson gave away just eight runs in two overs, Pakistan needed 16 off the last over. Stoinis held his nerve and despite Rizwan’s 100, they still lost the game.Earlier, Australia’s total was set up by a brilliant knock of 98 from Glenn Maxwell and a 134-run stand with Alex Carey for the sixth wicket. Australia chose to bat and once again Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch gave them a solid start. The Australian skipper found the boundary at regular intervals and looked good for yet another fifty but on 39, he was trapped LBW by Mohammad Hasnain with an incoming delivery. Australia stuttered in the middle overs with Imad Wasim getting the wickets of Shaun Marsh (5) and Peter Handscomb (7). When Yasir Shah got the wicket of Marcus Stoinis for 2, Pakistan were dominant.Khawaja notched up yet another fifty by punching Wasim down the ground for a boundary while Maxwell got going with a straight six off Yasir down the ground. When Yasir trapped Khawaja LBW for 62, Pakistan had once again regained the initiative but Maxwell found good support in Carey. When the death overs approached, Maxwell reached his fifty and he raised the tempo by launching the spinners for a couple of sixes. Carey and Maxwell found the boundaries at will and the Australia wicketkeeper hit his fifty as Australia smashed 86 runs in the final 10 overs to give them a good total, a total which proved to be match-winning but only just. Abid Ali became the third Pakistan player to score century on ODI debut.Australia are on course for a 5-0 whitewash.This is Australia’s seventh consecutive win in ODIs.last_img read more

Cameroon Appoint Seedorf as Manager, Kluivert Assistant

first_imgClarence Seedorf has been appointed Cameroon’s new manager after a deal for Sven-Goran Eriksson fell through. Former Real Madrid, AC Milan and Netherlands midfielder Seedorf will be assisted by his former international teammate Patrick Kluivert.The length of Seedorf’s contract with the five-time African champions will be announced later this month.Seedorf, 42, has previously managed AC Milan, Chinese club Shenzhen and Deportivo La Coruna. He lasted less than six months in all three roles. Seedorf, who replaces Hugo Broos, will have at least a year to work with the team before the 2019 Nations Cup tournament starts on home soil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams, Simona Halep face major test of ‘chill’ approach in final

first_imgWIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams and Simona Halep plan to “chill” and stay “calm” in the heat of their Wimbledon final Saturday, but that could be easier said than done.Williams will get another chance on Centre Court to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles, 12 months after she was denied by Angelique Kerber. “It doesn’t mean that I’m not working hard or I’m not focused on what I have to do. It’s just that as a person I want to chill. We see that I’m better on court.”I am confident. I know that everything is possible. If you don’t give up, you have a better chance to do great things. I have learned that. I understood that I’m better now. I’m stronger.”With so much at stake, it remains to be seen whether they can practice what they preach. She says she has learned a more relaxed approach is the way forward as she prepares to face Halep at SW19.Reflecting on her major final losses in 2018, she said: “I had to get to those finals. Looking back, to even be in those two finals last year was unbelievable.”Now I’m in a different place. Like I just am more calm. Instead of having nothing to lose, I feel like I have things to lose, but I also have nothing to lose. It’s like I’m in the middle.”The stage is set #Wimbledon— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 12, 2019She added after a semifinal defeat of Barbora Strycova on Thursday: “I was actually thinking this morning, when I won my first Wimbledon. I think it was against Venus.”I was trying to tap into those emotions. I was really calm. I remember I think I hit an ace. I just remember how it’s so, so different when you’re younger as opposed to now. Now I just need to relax and do what I can do.”Halep was the epitome of composure in a straight-sets demolition of Elina Svitolina that secured her place in a Wimbledon final for the first time.The amiable Romanian won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open last year and says keeping her cool has been key to her success.Halep said: “I’m in a good position. I have no pressure on myself. I have expectations for myself that I can do a great job on Saturday. Still I’m chill. The legendary American kept her composure during that loss, but suffered a meltdown in a shocking U.S. Open final loss to Naomi Osaka last September.Williams, 37, was also fined $10,000 for damaging a court with her racket during a practice session at the All England Club this month. Related News Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic moves one win from fifth title Serena Williams one match from history as she powers through to Wimbledon final Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep eases past Elina Svitolina, into finallast_img read more