In the zone

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Bourse announces new trading suspension policy on brink of bear market

first_imgThe JCI has lost 17.12 percent of its value so far this year, with foreign investors selling Rp 7.12 trillion worth of stocks more than they bought during the period. The index crashed 6.58 percent to a three-year-low on Monday amid fears over the spread of COVID-19 and the ensuing oil price war between oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia.It now tiptoes on the brink of a bear market as the index has fallen almost 21 percent from its record high in January 2018.The JCI closed Tuesday’s session with a 1.64 percent jump on Tuesday and opened 0.54 percent higher at 5.249.27 on Wednesday. Stocks of state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) and Bank Mandiri jumped by more than 1 percent in the early session.Read also: Panic selling hits Indonesia, Philippine stocks set for bear runThe issuance of the new policy is part of a series of efforts to calm the market. On Monday, the IDX issued a new auto-rejection regulation that capped stock prices falling to a maximum of 10 percent for stocks at all price ranges from a variation of 20 percent to 35 percent depending on the price range. The policy came into force on Tuesday.The bourse also decided to temporarily halt short selling on Monday until further notice to help anchor the index. It stops publishing the list of stocks available for short selling and advises brokerage firms to refuse short sell requests from their clients.Short selling is an investment or trading strategy that speculates on the decline in the price of a particular stock or other security. It is often used by investors and portfolio managers as a hedge against the downside risk of a long position in the same security or a related one.On Monday evening, the OJK also announced it would allow listed companies to buy back shares up to 20 percent of paid-up capital without a prior shareholders meeting to ease market volatility. “This is as an effort to stimulate the economy and reduce the impact of the significantly fluctuating market,” the OJK said in a statement.State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry spokesperson Arya Sinulingga told reporters on Tuesday that a total of 12 state-owned companies would buy back shares worth around Rp 7 trillion to Rp 8 trillion. “A few state-owned enterprises believe that their fundamental value exceeds the transaction value in the market,” Arya explained, adding that the buyback had started. (ydp) Topics : Read also: Indonesian bourse caps stock drops at 10% as equities start to rebound after bruising day“In order to maintain orderly, fair and efficient stock trading, it is deemed necessary to change trading halt guidelines on the Indonesia Stock Exchange,” the bourse’s statement reads.Under a 2012 IDX board of directors decree, the bourse can halt stock trading in an emergency situation, such as a natural disaster, political emergency, technological and infrastructure disruptions as well as steep declines in the JCI.The decree stipulates that if the index plunges 10 percent, the bourse will halt trading for 30 minutes. If the decline continues to 15 percent after the first suspension, the IDX will stop trading for an entire session or longer with approval from the Indonesian Capital Market and Nonbank Financial Institutions Supervisory Agency (Bapepam-LK), now the OJK.center_img The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has announced a new trading suspension policy amid a volatile domestic equity market following the spread of the coronavirus and the ensuing oil price war.In the policy, made public on Tuesday evening, the bourse will halt stock trading for 30 minutes if the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), falls by more than 5 percent. If the index keeps falling to more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes.Trading will be stopped for the whole session if the JCI continues to plunge deeper than 15 percent. The suspension can last for more than one day with approval or upon instruction from the Financial Services Authority (OJK).last_img read more

Follow these 7 tips to ensure you find a buyer

first_imgMake a big colourful floral impact.On trend colours for vases this season are blue or grey hues. Embrace natural light Let natural light filter through your home. Change heavy thick curtains for sheer fabrics, linens, light cotton and synthetic curtains. Also place your flower arrangements in front of mirrors to add some dramatic reflections throughout the house.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoMs Wilson said there was a big shift from roller blinds and timber shutters to white plantation shutters and semi sheer blinds. Add lush greenery Plantation shutters are in for Spring selling season.PROPERTY listings usually jump substantially in Spring, so how do you make your property standout against the crowded pack?Well according to stylist Justine Wilson of Vault Interiors, it’s not that hard to make your home the one that potential buyers remember the most and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.“A few little changes to the presentation of a property can mean the difference between a mediocre result and a record-breaking sale,’’ she said.Her tips for styling are: Get the basics right “Declutter your space to create a clean platform,’’ she said.Remove excess furniture from living areas and think about rearranging chairs to make the most of nice views. Floral impact Spring blooms can make a big first impression and aren’t expensive. The trick according to Ms Wilson is to play with heights and textures of vases and fill them with beautiful flowers until it looks balanced. Scented candles can help you sniff out a buyer.“Winter interiors can trap unpleasant odours so if you are looking to list your home on the market ensure it looks and smells delightful. Get a stylist As with all things, if you are not sure what to do, call in an expertcenter_img Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. “Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings,’’ Ms Wilson said.“Bring the lushness of the great outdoors inside your home by introducing bunches of greenery to draw the eye and create a focal point in any room. Refresh accents Heavy throws should be tucked away after winter.“Now is time to introduce new cushions to refresh your living zone with fresh patterned fabric or bright colours.’’ Spring scents Citrus scented candles can offer a zesty and fresh aroma.last_img read more

Chronic non-communicable diseases leading cause of premature deaths in Dominica

first_img Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img HealthLifestyleLocalNews Chronic non-communicable diseases leading cause of premature deaths in Dominica by: – July 22, 2011 37 Views   no discussions Dr. Martin Christmas. Photo credit: GIS NewsChronic Non-Communicable Diseases have continued to be the leading cause of premature death in Dominica-an issue that the Ministry of Health has vowed to address.Stakeholders in the health sector met to discuss plans for the observance of the 4th Caribbean Wellness Day carded for the Second Saturday in September.     According to Acting Director of Primary Health Care Services is Dr. Martin Christmas, “These chronic and non communicable diseases continue to be our main threat in terms of premature deaths among our persons both male and female. Heart disease continues to be at the top of the list provoked by a number of risked factors which we have identified as unhealthy diets and practices,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

P200-K bail bond for ‘sexual abuse’ suspect

first_imgBY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAYBACOLOD City – The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a suspect arrested in Barangay Talaptap, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. Police identified him as 49-year old resident Edgar Taclima, a former village chief of the place. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the La Castellana municipal police station./PNcenter_img Taclima was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant for the crime of sexual abuse around 8:50 a.m. on May 6, a police report showed.Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 in Himamaylan City dated March 10, 2020.last_img

Karl W. Droege, 84, Olean

first_imgKarl W. Droege, 84, of Olean passed away at 6:20am, Friday, March 30, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born near Dillsboro on April 8, 1933 the son of Wilkie and Martha Schutte Droege. He was married to Doris Thomas Tebbing on June 12, 1999 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter Vicky Caviness of Seymour; one son Michael Droege of Versailles; one step-son Randy (Toni) Tebbing of Jamestown, Ohio; three step-daughters Cheryl Tebbing of Olean, Cathy (Ed) Meyer of Delhi, Ohio, and Jenny (Larry) Martinez of Mission, Texas; 6 grandchildren; one brother Paul “Butch” (Cathy) Droege of Aurora; one sister Helen (Elvin) Newman of Aurora. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Droege was a 1951 graduate of Cross Plains High School where he played on the Wildcat basketball team. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Okinawa. He entered the US Army on July 22, 1953 and was discharged as a Corporal on June 3, 1955. For service to his country Karl received the National Defense Service Medal and the Sharpshooters M-1 Badge. Karl’s first job in civilian life was driving a huckster truck for the Farmers Retreat grocery. He later drove trucks for Wonder Bread and for Hussmans’ in Cincinnati. He later worked as an agent for Combined Insurance and was also employed with Delta Faucet in Greensburg. Karl was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean, the VFW, and the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, April 4th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to St. Peters Cemetery, the St. Paul Lutheran Church Improvement Fund, or the Fisher House in Cincinnati in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

McCullough and Lawhorn Receive Daktronics All-Region Honors

first_imgMcCullough and Lawhorn Receive Daktronics All-Region Honors Share May 17, 2007HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two of West Florida’s top pitchers were voted to the 2007 Daktronics All-South Central Region Second Team. Senior starter Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla. / Tate HS) and Junior reliever Phil Lawhorn (Virginia Beach, Va. / Pensacola JC) were two of 30 players selected by sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools around the country.In their first season at UWF, McCullough and Lawhorn made a huge impact to the pitching staff. McCullough was primarily used as a starter. The Lipscomb transfer made 14 starts and four appearances out of the bullpen. He went 11-1 with a 2.26 ERA over 93.2 innings pitched. He struck out 69 and walked 31. Batters hit just .226 against him.Lawhorn is first all-time in the UWF single season record book for saves with 14. He is 4-0 with 30 appearances. His ERA stands at 2.61 and batters are hitting only .216 against him.McCullough and Lawhorn were named to the All-GSC First Team earlier this month. Fifteen players were named to the all-region first and second teams. Eighteen of the 30 players selected compete for GSC schools. Chance Beasley of Ouachita Baptist was named the Player of the Year, and Justin Phillips of Harding was named Pitcher of the YearPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

TOURNEY 2020: Five schools represented on All-Hancock County girls’ team

first_img Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img The 2019-20 girls’ basketball season saw players all across Hancock County rise to the occasion. In some places, familiar faces returned to cement their statuses as top players; in others, new stars made names for themselves with breakout seasons.Comprised of one senior, two juniors, two sophomores and one freshman, this year’s All-Hancock County team highlights local players of all ages. Representing five different schools, these six players show that talent across the area will be running strong in both the days to come and the years ahead.Leah Carroll, sophomore, Mount Desert IslandA Mount Desert Island team with four new starters had to overcome its inexperience quickly to keep pace in the ever-competitive Class B North field. Carroll answered the call for Brent Barker’s group, which got off to a 5-1 start en route to yet another tournament appearance.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCarroll finished in double figures in each of her first five games, a stretch that included a 19-point, 12-rebound performance Dec. 18 against Washington Academy. In addition to her team-best 11.2 points per game and her impressive 6.3 rebounds per game, she shot a Big East Conference-best 45.0 percent from 3-point range.Bucksport’s Jade Leeman shoots as George Stevens Academy’s Evelyn Dagan (left) and Sophia Biggie-Jennings defend during a high school girls’ basketball game Jan. 29 at Bucksport High School. Leeman, a freshman, averaged 19.1 points, 8.2 blocks, 3.9 assists and 3.2 blocks per game. KARIN BOS PHOTO“Leah has made some great adjustments this year to become a key player for us,” Barker said. “She’s shot the ball really well, and she’s been real aggressive. We know teams are going to try to key in on her.”Jade Leeman, freshman, BucksportThe Bucksport girls’ team fell just short of a tournament berth in 2019-20, but the Golden Bucks’ young players should have fans excited about the team’s future. No Bucksport player encapsulated that more than Leeman, who averaged a Hancock County-best 19.1 points per game along with 8.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.2 blocks.Last Wednesday, Leeman scored a career-high 37 points in Bucksport’s 66-40 win over Sumner. Among her other strong efforts were a 20-point, eight-rebound, seven-block showing Dec. 20 against Central, a 23-point, 10-rebound performance Dec. 28 against Stearns, a 28-point outburst Jan. 2 against Narraguagus and a 26-point effort Jan. 29 against George Stevens Academy that included five 3-pointers.Luna Perry-St. Peter, sophomore, George Stevens AcademyNo one in Hancock County came remotely close to Perry-St. Peter’s average of 12.6 rebounds per game this season. The sophomore captain was also GSA’s top scorer, averaging 12.6 points per game as she helped lead the Eagles back to the playoffs for the first time in three years.Perry-St. Peter scored a season-high 22 points Jan. 18 against Calais. Her other strong performances included 16 points and 15 rebounds Dec. 11 against Narraguagus, 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists Dec. 13 against Searsport and 15 points and 16 rebounds Dec. 18 against Bucksport.“Luna is everything that you would want in a student athlete,” GSA head coach Brandi Ensworth said. “With her size and athleticism, she can play any position, which makes her a matchup problem for opposing teams. She gives everything she has every time she steps on the court.”Trinity Montigny, senior, EllsworthMontigny makes her second appearance on the All-Hancock County team after leading Ellsworth back to the playoffs with a remarkable senior season. The senior led the Big East Conference in scoring at 17.4 points per game and was also in the top three in assists (3.3) and steals (2.8) per game.Montigny’s biggest game this season came Jan. 29 as she scored 42 points to join Ellsworth’s 1,000-point club and lead the Eagles to an 80-35 win over Foxcroft on Senior Night. She was named Big East Player of the Week for the second and eighth weeks of the season.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Kaylee Morey shoots over Shead’s Maleeka Barnes during the second half of a high school girls’ basketball game Dec. 14 in Deer Isle. Morey led the Mariners in assists (4.7) and steals (3.3) per game and also averaged 9.0 points and 3.3 rebounds. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“She’s just a great kid and a phenomenal athlete,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “She does the right things on and off the court, and she raises the level of those around her. There just aren’t enough good things to say about her. … She’s a joy to coach.”Kaylee Morey, junior, Deer Isle-StoningtonMorey was the starting point guard for a Deer Isle-Stonington team that went 16-2 in the regular season. She was immensely valuable as the facilitator and top defender for the Mariners, who will be playing in the regional quarterfinals for the fifth year in a row.Morey averaged 9.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game. The Stonington native’s best games included a 13-point, six-assist, four-steal effort Dec. 14 against Shead, a six-assist, seven-steal performance Jan. 5 against Machias, a 12-point, four-assist, six-steal effort Jan. 14 against Machias and a 16-point, four-rebound showing Jan. 21 against Bucksport.Rylee Eaton, junior, Deer Isle-StoningtonAfter claiming a spot on last year’s All-Hancock County team as the leading scorer for a Deer Isle-Stonington squad that went unbeaten in the regular season, Eaton has earned the honor yet again in 2019-20. She led the Mariners in points per game (12.6) and also averaged 6.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.4 steals.Eaton will be eagerly anticipating this year’s tourney after missing all three of Deer Isle-Stonington’s postseason games a year ago. Forming an elite tandem with Morey on both ends of the floor, the All-Hancock County duo will look to lead the Mariners to a deep run through the Class D field.“They play very well together, and they also play well with everybody else,” Deer Isle-Stonington head coach Randy Shepard said. “They’re great kids.” Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s India in Australia: Five memorable moments from historic tour

first_imghighlights 1.)    Australia bogged down by the Great Wall of PujaraThey bowled short. They bowled full. They tried to swing the ball. They tried to frustrate him. Nothing worked. Cheteshwar Pujara was in the zone when it came to batting in Australia. His century in Adelaide and his fifty in the second innings was the difference maker for India as they won the first match of a series Down Under for the first time. When Australia got him out at Perth cheaply, it was the only time they won. His ton on a difficult Melbourne wicket ensured India had the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back and his 193 in Sydney was the icing on the cake. 521 runs at an average of 74 with three tons. India win series 2-1. Australia had failed to breach India’s new Great Wall.2.)    Rishabh Pant – making sledging enjoyable again”Have you ever heard of a temporary captain, ever, Mayank? Not everyone is like Pujara here”. “Come on Patty, we need some sixes now”. India were now mastering Australia in their own game and Rishabh Pant had takente internet by storm with his chirping. His sledging, combined with his keeping and batting, gave plenty of value to India. His world record 11 catches in Adelaide, over 20 catches in a bilateral series gave Kohli plenty of assurance. He also let the bat do the talking, becoming the first Indian keeper to hit a century in Australia. In 2018/19, Pant had mentally disintegrated Australia and made sledging enjoyable.3.)    MS Dhoni – Finisher no more finished?He was slammed for his slow 51 in Sydney that resulted in India losing the match by 34 runs. Following on his poor run in 2018, the knives were sharpened. The critics were baying for Dhoni’s blood. How did Captain Cool respond? In Adelaide 2019, just like he had done in 2012, he blasted a six and got India over the line in a tough chase. In Melbourne, he slammed his third consecutive fifty and gave another masterclass to help India clinch the game at the MCG and win the series. With 193 runs at a strike-rate of over 80 and an average of 193, Dhoni showed the finisher was not finished, not just yet though.4.)    Bumrah, Shami and Ishant – The holy trinity of deadly fast bowlersAfter the end of the MCG Test which India had won after 37 years, a stat made the round. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma were now greater than Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall as well as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander. An Indian pace trio dominating the world charts? It would have been impossible to picture that 20 years ago. In 2018, Bumrah, Shami and Ishant created a new record for most wickets in a calendar year. Bumrah, in particular, enhanced his reputation Down Under with a brilliant spell of bowling and his 6/33 put India on course for a splendid series win.5.)    Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Swing like a KingIn the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, India needed an experienced hand in the ODIs and they found one in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He got Aaron Finch in all the three games with the inswinger and never allowed him to settle. His spell of 4/45 in Adelaide was the key factor in India restricting Australia to under 300. Had it not been for Bhuvi’s spell, the series result could well have tilted in Australia’s favour. His ability to swing the ball and get the early breakthroughs on a consistent basis was key in India not allowing Australia to capitalise in the powerplay. In the decider, his two wickets helped Yuzvendra Chahal take 6/42, the joint-best figures by a bowler in ODIs in Australia. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team have created plenty of history in their recent tour of Australia. They won Tests in Adelaide and Melbourne and when rain ruined the Sydney Test, India had created history when they became the first Asian side to ever win a Test series Down Under. More history was created in the New Year as Kohli’s band of cricketers beat Australia 2-1 to secure a bilateral ODI series win for the first time. In addition to the 3-0 Twenty20 whitewash in 2016 and the 2008 tri-series win under MS Dhoni, India became only the second side after South Africa to win a series in all formats Down Under.From the Twenty20 Internationals till the final ODI in Melbourne, there were plenty of contributions from players. Each member played a vital part in India breaking their overseas jinx and finally turning the tide when it came to performances overseas. Following the end of a tour where India did not lose a series in a single format, here are some of the memorable instances of the tour. India won a bilateral ODI series Down Under for first timeIndia won a Test series in Australia for first timeIndia did not lose a single series Down Under For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Walker is still adjusting to life on the blind side

first_imgA year ago, Aundrey Walker was big — really big. He weighed in at 375 pounds — the heaviest of anyone on the Trojans’ roster by about 35 pounds.The sophomore offensive tackle felt all 375 pounds, too.“By the fifth play I would be gasping for air,” said Walker, who appeared in 11 games for USC last season.But this spring, Walker has felt lighter than usual after shedding nearly 60 pounds during the offseason from December to March. Credit a new and improved diet filled with meats and vegetables.“He’s completely different,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “When you lose 60 pounds, you move a little bit better.”Photo courtesy of Sports InformationA more nimble Walker, who is now listed at 320 pounds, has battled junior Kevin Graf to secure the Trojans’ starting left tackle spot — a position vacated following Matt Kalil’s decision to enter the NFL draft.For the time being, though, it appears as if the position will be occupied by Walker, who has been tasked with protecting senior quarterback Matt Barkley’s blind side.Last week, Kiffin announced that the Cleveland native would remain at left tackle for the foreseeable future and at least for the duration of spring practice, which culminates with Saturday’s annual spring game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.“He fits better over there with his length and his size,” said the Trojans’ third-year coach. “When you look at prototypical left tackles, that’s what they’re built like. Hopefully he can get used to it over there.”If anything, Walker will have to get used to life on the left side, as replacing Kalil, who projects to be a top-five pick in this month’s draft, won’t be easy.A season ago, Kalil was instrumental in paving the way for senior tailback Curtis McNeal, who ran for 1,005 yards on only 145 carries. Perhaps just as impressively, Kalil was a part of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks all season.Walker is aware of the challenge.“It’s a blessing,” Walker said. “It’s a great opportunity to play left tackle after Matt Kalil. I’ve got some big shoes to fill.”Nonetheless, through just a handful of spring workouts, Walker appears to have a solid grasp on the position following the often talked about open competition with Graf.For the first week of spring practice, Graf started at left tackle, while Walker was inserted at right tackle. For the second week, they switched positions, and though Kiffin initially said they would rotate over the subsequent weeks, they haven’t exactly done that.Meanwhile, Graf has taken recent events in stride.“I’m going out there and doing what the coaches ask me as hard as I can every day — no matter where they put me,” said Graf, who started 12 games at right tackle last season. “I’m taking it one day at a time.”Walker has said similar things.“The goal was to help the team in any way possible and to just get on the field,” he said. “I’m still working to get better.”Despite his left tackle frame at 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Walker is at left tackle full-time for the first time in his career.A season ago, as a freshman, he was a backup on the offensive line, rotating in at a couple spots, and also played on special teams. In high school at Glenville High in Cleveland, he played right guard for a run-oriented team — contrasting the Trojans’ pro style offense, which often relies on the passing game and the left tackle as a result.“The first day was kind of iffy,” Walker said about his new position. “Over the course of the days, I have felt more comfortable and I feel like I’m doing well.”Similarly, Graf is adjusting to life on the right side.“I feel comfortable at both,” Graf said. “I feel more comfortable at left, but I know I can play right tackle, too. You’re still protecting the quarterback and not letting him get hit.”But no matter how comfortable both suggest they are on opposite ends of the offensive line, Kiffin insists the two have plenty of catching up to do, calling both tackle positions a “work in progress.”Luckily, it’s still spring.“I’m going to keep working,” Walker said. “Those words are motivating me to maintain the spot.”last_img read more