China challenges U.S. solar tariffs at WTO

first_imgChina challenges U.S. solar tariffs at WTO FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology.The 30 percent tariffs announced in January improperly help U.S. producers in violation of WTO rules, the Commerce Ministry said. It said a formal complaint was filed Tuesday with the WTO in Geneva.The solar duties are separate from tariff hikes imposed by the Trump administration starting in July on Chinese imports in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The duties also apply to imports of solar cells and modules from Europe, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. That strained relations with U.S. allies.The Trump administration has defended the solar tariffs as necessary to protect American producers, saying import prices were unfairly low due to subsidies and other improper support.Washington took action under a 1974 U.S. law instead of through the WTO. That led to complaints it was undermining the global trade body. U.S. officials say such action is necessary because the WTO lacks the ability to address Chinese trade tactics.WTO complaints begin with negotiations between parties to the dispute. If those fail, the case moves to a panel of experts who can decide whether the trade controls are improper.More: China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panelslast_img read more

Officials: Coral Springs Firefighter Found Dead; Homicide Investigation Underway

first_imgBroward County Sheriff’s deputies say a person who was found dead Saturday morning was a Coral Springs firefighter.Authorities have identified the man as 39-year-old Christopher Allen Randazzo of Pompano Beach.They found his body on Saturday morning around 6 a.m., after responding to a medical distress call at an apartment complex at 4520 El Mar Drive in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.The sheriff’s office says homicide detectives are also involved in the investigation.Television cameras showed the building on El Mar Drive cordoned off with crime scene tape.This is a developing story.last_img

Adam Dulka discusses why he committed to Syracuse

first_imgAt the Syracuse football practice Adam Dulka attended in early March, he saw a fast, physical defense and an offense running at a blistering pace.What he saw under SU head coach Dino Babers reinforced the idea that the Orange was the “big time” and a place where he could face the best competition in a Power Five school.“I loved the atmosphere and (the speed) of practice,” he said. “I could picture myself in that uniform. … (Playing college football has) been a dream for a long time.”Dulka, the Class of 2016 inside linebacker from Huntington Valley (Ohio) University School, picked Syracuse over Tulane and various offers from Division I-AA, II and III schools. He said he received an offer from the Orange about a month ago, but wanted to wait until official academic acceptance before announcing his decision.The 5-foot-11, 217-pound inside linebacker is the second Ohio linebacker in his class to commit in the last three weeks, joining another preferred walk-on, Zack Lesko.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDulka had arrived at the decision-sealing practice because of a meeting he’d had in 2015 with Tom Kaufman, then the special teams coordinator and defensive line coach at Bowling Green under Babers.Dulka said he met Kaufman at a showcase with Raw Talent Sports, a Cleveland-based football skills training facility. Kaufman followed up with a school visit, but Dulka still didn’t have an offer. Then suddenly Kaufman was gone to Syracuse.“Initially there wasn’t much of a conversation,” Dulka said. “But we got in touch after and it (worked out).”On Nov. 7, Dulka attended Tulane’s 7-3 loss to Connecticut on Homecoming weekend. He said the American Athletic Conference is up-and-coming, but the deciding factor was that he’d get a chance to face some of the nation’s best teams at Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He listed Florida State, Louisville and Clemson, with Heisman trophy-finalist quarterback Deshaun Watson, as the schools that caught his eye.“The best way to become the best is to beat the best,” Dulka said. “That made the decision. I’ve always dreamed of (this level) of competition.” Comments Published on April 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more