Indian mobile phone maker set to exit China, establish global export hub at home
By Atul RanjanNEW DELHI, NNA- Indian mobile phone manufacturer Lava International Ltd. is moving all its China-based research, development and export work back home as it looks to make the country its global export hub.The company has also allocated 8 billion rupees ($105 million) to meet an expected growth in demand in both domestic and export markets over the next five years. Around one billion rupees will be spent this year to ramp up R&D, increase manufacturing capacity, among others, in India, a top company official said.“We have almost shifted lock, stock and barrel from China to India,”...
NNA Business News
Federal judge rules Florida ex-felons can vote despite fines or fees
ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge’s ruling Sunday opens the door for hundreds of thousands of ex-felons to be able to vote in Florida despite owing fines and fees.Pending an appeal from Gov. Ron DeSantis, the ruling on Amendment 4 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee is potentially one the largest expansions of the voter franchise in Florida history, and it comes just months before the state could play a deciding role in the November election for president.Hinkle ruled that a law passed by the Legislature and signed by DeSantis was unconstitutional because “the State of Flor...
TCU's Jamie Dixon reflects on playing, coaching against Eddie Sutton, who has died at 84
Jamie Dixon remembers approaching Eddie Sutton inside a gift shop at the Final Four as an aspiring young basketball coach in the early 1990s.As a player at TCU, Dixon had faced Sutton’s Arkansas teams in Southwest Conference matchups as a freshman and sophomore in the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons. TCU just won one of those four games, a 72-66 overtime victory in the ‘84-85 season in Fort Worth. Dixon finished by going 5 of 6 from the free throw line, including a couple pivotal ones late in the game.Dixon joked that Sutton “acted like he remembered me” as he introduced himself at the Final Four,...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Bill Koch: MLB and the Players Association need to resolve money issues
Arte Moreno has a net worth of $3.3 billion.The principal owner of the Anaheim Angels is wealthy beyond our wildest dreams. Moreno could spend $1 million every day for the next three years and still have more than $2.2 billion to his name.It’s important we put this in context when we consider what’s to come in the next week. Major League Baseball’s owners and players will exchange financial proposals with the game’s immediate future at stake.Whether or not clubs take the field for a curtailed 2020 season depends on reaching some sort of agreement. Certain actions over the last week have helped...
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
Matt Calkins: Could Seahawks sign Antonio Brown? It's unlikely and maybe unadvised but not impossible.
I once heard someone say that a man who has declared bankruptcy can be inherently trusted with money. It seems counterintuitive, but the argument goes that, at that point, he no longer has a safety net and will hence be reliable.I don’t know if that’s true, but I can’t help but apply that logic to former Steelers (and Raiders and Patriots, kind of) wide receiver Antonio Brown. If any team were ever to take a chance on him again, he knows that even the slightest hiccup would end his career.Brown’s name came up in headlines last week when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said that he’d like t...
The Seattle Times
Daydreaming of the next trip: An English village in Suffolk waits, unchanged
Walberswick, Suffolk, England: It’s a tiny village on the coast that checks off every requisite of the classic English hamlet — minus the murders solved by a clever vicar or spinsterly knitting instructor.Eighteenth-century homes. Garden walls whose concrete is studded with ancient shells from the beach. A ruined church. A grocery store with a big, red, circular mailbox outside. A village green where the summer fete is held, and two pubs, the Anchor and the Bell. The ale is crisp and fresh, made across the river in the larger seaside resort town of Southwold, home to an old lighthouse, a pier ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is easily worth his future contract extension so time to get this deal done
The Cowboys somehow don’t have the most important piece of their franchise locked up on a long-term deal.Despite having an extremely productive start to his career, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys don’t have a new deal in place that will ensure Prescott is the starting quarterback in Dallas for years to come. Whenever Prescott’s new deal is finished, he will likely be the new highest paid quarterback in the league with a deal worth around $35 million on an annual basis.The length of Prescott’s deal still has yet to be determined, but he is absolutely worth the contract that he is set to receive.P...
New York Daily News
Quentin Moore, the top 2021 JUCO tight end, verbally commits to UW Huskies
Jacob Sirmon and Quentin Moore have already shared a field.And soon, they’ll share a sideline.On Oct. 27, 2017, 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman attended a high school football game between Bothell and Inglemoor to see Sirmon — who had already established himself as a four-star quarterback and University of Washington commit. Former Husky head coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith also were in attendance.And Sirmon didn’t disappoint. In a 41-14 victory, the Bothell bomber completed 19 of 23 passes for 289 yards with five touchdowns and zero intercept...
The Seattle Times
IndyCar returns to prime-time TV for its 2020 opener at Texas Motor Speedway
IndyCar is returning to prime-time television for the first time since 2013.The open-wheel racing circuit announced that its 2020 opening race, the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, will be broadcast on NBC instead of NBCSN. National television coverage is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with the race starting at 7:45 p.m.TMS was the site of IndyCar’s only other prime-time telecast — the Firestone 550 in June 2013 was aired on ABC with Helio Castroneves winning the race.“We’re pleased the daring nature and bold skills of IndyCar’s athletes will be displayed to a network prime-time au...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Federal judge rules all Florida ex-felons can vote despite fines or fees
ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal judge’s ruling Sunday opens the door for hundreds of thousands of ex-felons to be able to vote in Florida despite owing fines and fees.Pending an appeal from Gov. DeSantis, the ruling on Amendment 4 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee is potentially one the largest expansions of the voter franchise in Florida history, and it comes just months before the state could play a deciding role in the November election for president.Hinkle ruled that a law passed by the Legislature and signed by DeSantis was unconstitutional because “the State of Florida ...