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I think they would probably be less harsh on Rohit.The Contenders.We continue with the Cleveland Cavaliers at number two The Cavaliers are in one of the most unique and precarious positions ofany NBA team The good news is that they feature one of the NBA’s finest players have made it to three consecutive finals were the only team to hand the indomitable Warriors a post-season defeat this summer and have reloaded — on paper at least — with one of the deepest rosters in the league Once again they are set to be one of the top contendersfor the throne File image of Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James AP But when you’re a LeBron James team being a ‘mere’ contender isn’t good enough With sky-high expectations anything short of a championship itself is a let-down The gulf between them and Golden State was exposed in thefinals last year Now they have reloaded by switching point guards with Boston and making a few more major roster upgrades The season is slated to be one of conflict and drama with injury to Thomas a new GM new players and LeBron’s future hanging over the team’s head LeBron has been to eight consecutive finals in Miami and Cleveland and with his contract expiring next season rumours are already circulating that this could be his last run with the team For the past few years LeBron teams have usually underperformed in the regular season before switching into high-gear in the play-offs With Kevin Love Isaiah Thomas Dwyane Wade and more around him only a championship could silence the uncertainty in Cleveland But will their talent and new team chemistry be enough to survive the improved Celtics and dethrone Golden State The story last year Coming off the historic 2016 title spirits were high in Cleveland and led by LeBron James Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love the Cavs once again emerged as one of the strongest teams in the Eastern Conference Alas the team had major holes at the defensive end all season and won ‘only’ 51 games for second-place in the East The play-offs were once again a whole different story as the Cavs ripped apart the East But in their finals ‘threematch’ against the Warriors they faced a foe stacked with talent rarely-ever seen in NBA history LeBron’s heroics weren’t enough as the Warriors dismantled Cleveland 4-1 Off-season changes The Cavaliers’ off-season was thrown off the rails first with the firing of GM David Griffin and later with Kyrie Irving’s trade request It didn’t take them long to honour that request sending Irving to Boston in exchange for Isaiah Thomas Jae Crowder Ante Zizic and an important 2018 First Round Draft Pick Then in an attempt to boost up their guard-play with a couple of grizzled veterans Cleveland also signed Derrick Rose and LeBron’s old friend Dwyane Wade from Chicago Role-players Jose Calderon Kendrick Perkins and Jeff Green also signed with Cleveland Key players LeBron James Isaiah Thomas Kevin Love Dwyane Wade Tristan Thompson Jae Crowder JR Smith Iman Shumpert Derrick Rose Richard Jefferson Kyle Korver Channing Frye They will win a title if… LeBron continues to LeBron Thomas gets healthy in time and the surrounding pieces make for a perfect fit On paper Cleveland has one of the deepest rosters in the NBA If most of their key players named above stay healthy this is a dangerous and explosive offensive team As seenin three consecutive finals LeBron has no trouble playing at a historically great level against Golden State; but he will need the full contribution of the team’s auxiliary pieces to play at their best too In the best-case scenario LeBron will again play at a superhuman level Thomas will be healthy in time and return to his explosive scoring ability of last season Love will take up a larger role in the offense Crowder will be an elite perimeter defender Wade will be the late-game X-factor in big play-off moments Thompson will man the paint and their perimeter shooters will bomb down on threes Cause for concern Irving has gone and his presence is expected to be fulfilled by the committee of new guards: Thomas Wade and Rose But all three have question marks about their ability: Thomas will miss half the season and could have more long-term damage to his body; Wade is excellent in short stretches but can’t be relied upon for too much heavy-lifting at 35; Rose has a long history of injuries and has lost the explosive bounce of his MVP days The Cavs’ biggest problem last season was defence and none of their new additions — except for Crowder — fulfils that shortcoming Will LeBron’s future be a distraction And even with all these changes will they face deja-vu against the top-heavy Warriors who are still elite on both ends of the floor Outlook LeBron Thomas Love Wade and more should be enough (even in Thomas’ partial absence) to again carry Cleveland to a top-two finish in the East during the season As usual I expect LeBron to elevate his game and for this team to click offensively in the play-offs and the new additions will make up for Irving’s absence in the East All of their upgrades however will still leave them second-best in the league The Cavaliers will make their fourth consecutive finals but come up short to the Warriors again Click here to read the other articles in The Contenders series Written by Vinay Bharat Ram | Published: September 13 2010 2:57 am Related News The symptoms of the malaise stare us in the face Foodgrain rots in government godowns; many below the poverty line starveand food prices hover above the general rate of inflation Then there is asymmetric information available to consumers as a result of which the same items are differently priced in different parts of the city Behind the delivery of food items to consumers is a value chain comprising procurementstoragetransportationmandisartiyas or commission agentswholesalers and unorganised retailers In between is the Public Distribution System or PDSwhich receives foodgrain directly from the government warehouses for distribution to those below the poverty linewith all its attendant leakages From the farmers point of view so cumbersome is this process that he typically gets for his produce about 25 per cent of what the consumer above the poverty line pays So what remedies are possible One that has been debated for some time is to invite foreign direct investment into retailing The key presumption here is that it will bring large foreign organisations with access to capital and experience in bulk retailingwhich will be able to streamline the value chain Their own profitin turnwill depend on the efficiency of both bulk procurement and retail management ICRIER released comprehensive studies on FDI in the retail sector in 2005as well as on the impact of organised retailing on the unorganised sector in 2008 While these studies cover retailing as a wholethere is much we can borrow from them that is specific to the food industry The Economic Survey of 2008-09 also recommends FDI in multi-format retailingstarting with food retailing Agriculture requires efficiently-functioning markets as drivers of growth At presentthere are many shortcomings in the value chain described above There are wastages through inadequate storage facilitiespilferages and the lack of a proper transport system Also absent is cold-chain infrastructure in locations to which food can be conveniently transported Typicallythis would consist of cold storage for perishables and silos for grains From thereafter packagingthey would be required to reach front-end retail outlets or supermarkets so that a farm-to-fork concept can work for both farmer and consumer Ideallybetter supply-chain management should lead to a situation where the consumer pays less and the farmer receives more Such a model has been adopted in ChinaSingaporeIndonesiaThailandBrazil and Argentina Chinafor examplehad a limit of 49 per cent foreign ownership in retail in 1994 which was relaxed in 2004 The number of traditional retailers between 1996 and 2000 went up by 30 per cent even though 600 hyper markets opened in this period Employment in wholesale and retail too went up from 29 million to 54 million Since the Indian government is unlikely to permit more than 49 per cent foreign ownershipthe model most likely to succeed will be public-private partnerships or joint ventures with foreign retail giants like Carrefour and Tesco CurrentlyBharti has a joint venture with Wal-Mart In additionthere are a few Indian companies like Reliance and Big Bazaar who have ventured into bulk retailing on their own Their total scalehoweveris small and they are short of experience With more global giants coming innot only will there be more competitionthe farmers will be encouraged to form cooperatives to enable bulk sale to the retailing companies so that economies of scale in storagetransportation and delivery can be achieved In turnthese companies will deliver to unorganised retailers and their own supermarkets This model would have a number of collateral benefits For examplebulk procurement will impose minimum standards on productivity and qualityfor which assistance can be provided by the procuring companies Furtherfarmers will require financing which can be made available from banks and micro-credit agencies under some form of guarantee from the procuring companies In parallelthe government can come forward and assist with crop insurance schemes There arehowevera number of collateral concerns These have been articulated by many political parties and find mention in the 90th Retail Sector Report of the Parliamentary standing committee on commerce The key issues are: firstpredatory pricing strategies of large retailers which could render millions of small retailers jobless andseconda disruption of the established supply chain which might result from their monopolistic practicessince they will control both ends of the supply chain These concerns have been addressed in ICRIERs 2008 study which carried out a survey of 2020 unorganised small retailers across 10 major cities In additiona control sample survey was conducted of 805 unorganised retailers who are not in the vicinity of organised retail outlets in four metro cities The conclusions were that a majority of unorganised (small) retailers were keen to stay in the business and competeand the next generation was also inclined to do likewise Most unorganised retailers were committed to remain independent and barely 10 per cent preferred to become franchisees of organised retailers Howeveronly 12 per cent of organised retailers had access to institutional credit and 37 per cent felt the need for better access to commercial bank credit As far as farmers were concernedthey benefited significantly from the option of direct sale to organised retailers Profit realisation for farmers selling directly to organised retailers was 60 per cent higher than that received from selling in the mandi The difference was even larger when the amount charged by the commission agents in the mandi was taken into account While consumers of all income groups saved through organised retailthe lower income group saved more Neverthelessproximity to the consumer was a major comparative advantage of the unorganised outlets Their competitive strength included consumer goodwillcredit saleamenability to bargainingan ability to sell loose items and home delivery And as far as the fear of making small retailers jobless is concernedwe should learn from the Chinese story I tell above; and remember that with a projected GDP annual growth rate of 8 to 10 per cent and a significant rise in per capita incomes in the next five yearsthere will be a large requirement of retail outlets in both the unorganised and organised sectors and thatto grow rapidlythe organised sector will require the presence of multinationals through the FDI route The writer is an industrialist and economist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: May 10 2017 5:48 pm Maria Sharapova would be awarded a wildcard by the Lawn Tennis Association to play at next month’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham (Source: AP) Top News The level of media coverage surrounding Maria Sharapova’s return to tennis from a doping suspension has been a key factor in the five-time grand slam winner being offered wildcards to events men’s world number one Andy Murray has said The Times reported this week that Sharapova would be awarded a wildcard by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to play at next month’s Aegon Classic in Birmingham Sharapova’s current ranking of 258 after a return from a 15-month doping suspension was too low to merit a direct entry for the event and the organisers were looking to give her one of the four available wildcards the report said The former world number one has played two tournaments through wildcards since her return – losing in the semi-finals at last month’s Stuttgart Open and falling to Eugenie Bouchard in the second round of the Madrid Open last week “I do think the tournaments are going to do what they think is going to sell the most tickets give them the most coverage get the most people in to watch” Murray told BBC Sport “I’m sure the LTA saw the coverage that was given … the amount of media covering it and think that’s what’s best for the tournament in Birmingham But I’m sure it’s split a lot of opinion “I’m sure the discussions about whether to give it or not were long… but they’ve obviously done what they think is right for that event and maybe haven’t thought as much about the wider implications” The 30-year-old Russian last played in the Wimbledon warm-up event in 2010 Sharapova’s hopes of featuring in this year’s Wimbledon could hinge on a June 20 meeting of tournament organisers unless the Russian finds form in upcoming events The Aegon Classic will be held at the Edgbaston Priory Club from June 17-25 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Britain made what the Irish sources called a clear commitment to keep economic rules on both sides of the new UK-EU land border across the island of Ireland similar enough to allow no frontier — and so ease fears of stirring up conflict again in Northern Ireland. 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