PREMIUMIDX urged to stop trading as market rout shows no signs of slowing

first_imgLog in with your social account Indonesia stock-market market-rout JCI trading-suspension IDX analyst Philippines Forgot Password ? Google Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Market players are calling on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) to consider suspending stock trading for several days as panic selling over the impacts of COVID-19 on the country is showing no signs of slowing.Capital market expert Teguh Hidayat urged the bourse to stop trading for a few days to help calm investors amid heightened concerns over the pandemic.“If trading continues, the market will fall even deeper than it already has,” he said over the phone on Wednesday.Almost all shares on the stock exchange plunged sharply within the last two weeks amid fears over the pandemic’s crippling impact on business activities and the country’s already sluggish economy.The price fall continued on Monday, with the exchange’s main market indicator, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), losing another 5 percent to land at 3,985 at the close of trading. Th… Topics : Linkedinlast_img read more

Syracuse running back Smith reaches 1,000-yard mark; Nassib finishes regular season with stellar performance

first_img Published on November 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] PHILADELPHIA — Jerome Smith stood next to Ryan Nassib in the backfield, preparing for another carry as his quarterback waited for the snap. Then, as he has consistently in Syracuse’s final six games of the regular season, Smith trudged forward for 5 yards and a first down.The 5-yard run was different, though. Smith surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season, extending SU’s streak to five straight years with a back to reach the milestone.“I told Jerome Smith at the beginning of the season that if he didn’t give me 1,000 yards he was going to be in for it,” SU offensive tackle Justin Pugh said, joking after Syracuse’s 38-20 win on Friday. “He played great, all our running backs are running hard and it’s just good to see him get 1,000 yards.”Curtis Brinkley started the run in 2008, Delone Carter achieved the mark in 2009 and 2010, and Antwon Bailey continued it last season. Smith, who got off to a slow start this season, came on strong and capped the 2012 regular season with a 96-yard day against Temple on Friday, giving him a total of 1,019.Syracuse’s regular-season finale also saw senior wide receiver Alec Lemon haul in five passes for 74 yards to pass the 1,000-yard mark. He became the program’s first receiver to accomplish the feat since Marvin Harrison in 1995.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmith and Lemon also became the first SU teammates to rush for 1,000 yards and register 1,000 yards receiving in the same season since Michael Owens and wide receivers coach Rob Moore did so in 1989.Smith, who was banged up going into the game, said he was motivated by more than just the yards he needed to achieve the milestone on Friday.“You got a whole team and you got seniors that put a lot into this,” Smith said. “You put away your little minor injuries for those guys.”Nassib finishes regular season with solid performance in homecomingRyan Nassib ran to the sidelines, straight for his senior wide receiver Marcus Sales. The calm quarterback grabbed Sales and gave him a shove, fired up after the two connected for a 24-yard touchdown to get Syracuse on the board.Nassib led the Orange 75 yards down the field in just six plays spanning 1:44. Sales’ juggling catch over Temple defensive back Anthony Robey cut the Owls’ lead to three and jumpstarted the SU offense.Though the Syracuse running game powered the offense, Nassib turned in another solid performance playing in front of family and friends about 45 minutes from his hometown of West Chester, Pa.“I knew this was going to be an emotional game for me coming back home, so I made sure that myself and a lot of the other Philly guys got on everybody else,” Nassib said. “Because maybe it didn’t mean as much to them because this isn’t their hometown, but we made sure we were on them.”The senior quarterback finished 16-of-28 for 215 yards and the one touchdown in his team’s 38-20 victory at Lincoln Financial Field. Nassib managed the game and came through on third downs to extend drives on a day in which Syracuse rumbled for 260 yards on the ground.But for much of the season, the quarterback has been at the center of the Orange’s explosive new spread offense. He’s thrown for 3,619 yards and 24 touchdowns while completing 63 percent of his passes.And after the final regular-season game of his career, Nassib reflected on what he feels his mark on the program will be.“I think one of the things we’ll leave is this system for the guys behind us,” Nassib said. “Because if you get the right weapons and the right offensive line, this offense is pretty dangerous.”SU finishes season on a roll, looks ahead to bowl gameWith five wins in its final six games, Syracuse is playing with confidence as it heads into the postseason. As the rest of the nation finishes up the regular season next week, SU will wait to learn its bowl fate.SU also remains alive for a share of the Big East championship along with Rutgers and Louisville. The team needs the Cardinals to defeat the Scarlet Knights in their matchup to earn that title.After a collapse in 2011 and a 2-4 start this season, though, the Orange coaches and players are just looking forward to another game in December or January.“It feels great,” Lemon said. “Like I said, our last regular-season game, getting that and having momentum going into the bowl game to win our last couple games is great.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Barcelona: Gerardo Martino replaces Tito Vilanova as manager

first_imgBarcelona have appointed Argentine Gerardo Martino as their new coach after he agreed a two-year contract.The 50-year-old former Paraguay coach replaces Tito Vilanova, who stepped down as Barcelona manager to continue his treatment for cancer.Martino was most recently in charge of Newell’s Old Boys, who he led to the Argentine Clausura title last season.He becomes the fourth Argentine to manage Barca after Helenio Herrera, Roque Olsen and Cesar Luis Menotti.The Barcelona post is Martino’s first job outside of South America since a six-month spell playing for Tenerife in 1991. A number of coaches had been linked to the vacant position, including former Barcelona B boss Luis Enrique, Tottenham’s Andre Villas-Boas, Swansea’s Michael Laudrup and Guus Hiddink, who quit as coach Anzhi Makhachkala on Monday. However, the Catalan club have ignored more high-profile candidates in favour of Martino who is considered to have a similar style to former Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelo Bielsa,Martino was a key player for in the Newell’s Old Boys side that Bielsa managed in the early 1990s and both hail from the Argentine city of Rosario.Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says Martino’s managerial style will fit in with the playing philosophy at the Nou Camp.“We know about his career, he is a very good coach,” Puyol said before Martino’s appointment was confirmed.“He likes Barcelona’s playing style. I think all the names mentioned are capable of coaching this team. “We have a certain way of playing; a philosophy. The coach that comes in will follow that line and I’m sure that Zubi (sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta) and the directors want a coach that can adapt to our characteristics.”last_img read more