first_imgRead also: BI expects Q1 economic growth to drop to 4.9% as virus hurts tourism, tradeSri Mulyani said the ministry would be careful in assessing the full-year economic growth projection, adding that the country must handle the situation well to have “reasonable hope” for the next quarter.“If we can handle the situation by limiting the virus spread and making the public more disciplined then we could have reasonable hope in the second quarter,” Sri Mulyani warned.Indonesia has announced 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 19 deaths, as of Wednesday. Globally, the pneumonia-like illness has infected nearly 200,000 people and taken at least 7,900 lives, with more cases reported outside China, where the virus was believed to have originated. The pandemic has triggered lockdowns in several countries, including China, Italy and Malaysia. It has halted business activity and disrupted the global supply chain, triggering concerns of slowing economic growth.Read also: Global recession risk spikes as world powers down, markets slumpThe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has downgraded its global growth forecasts, estimating that global GDP will stand at 2.4 percent this year, a 0.5 percentage point cut from an earlier forecast in November.The OECD expects Indonesia’s economy to grow 4.8 percent in 2020, a 0.2 percentage point cut from its initial projection in November. The country’s GDP grew 5.02 percent in 2019, the lowest level in four years, as exports and investment cooled.Topics : Indonesia’s economic growth may drop to 4.5- 4.9 percent in the first quarter, with potential to further plunge in the second quarter, amid weakening economic activities driven by the spread of the novel coronavirus, the finance minister says.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Wednesday that the economy had grown at a range of 4.9 percent until the second week of March, a level unseen since 2016, further lowering from 4.97 percent in the fourth quarter. The last two weeks of March could further drag down gross domestic product (GDP) growth as people limit mobility and travel to slow the spread of COVID-19, she added.“The COVID-19 impact on the economy is significant so we will not underestimate this situation,” Sri Mulyani told reporters via a video conference. “Meanwhile, growth in the second quarter will be pressured significantly by COVID-19.”last_img read more


first_imgEurope’s top financial regulator has requested Brexit-related contingency plans from regulated companies based in London and other supervised entities.In a speech to the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Steven Maijoor – chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – said the regulator was “looking closely” at the potential effects on the financial sector if the UK leaves the EU in 2019 without a trade agreement.“Obviously, Brexit may pose significant financial stability risks, in particular in the event that the UK would leave without any arrangements in place,” he said. “ESMA has been looking closely at the areas where a cliff-edge effect could mean higher risks for investors and markets as a whole, and, together with other relevant authorities, is working on possible mitigating actions.“In addition, as a direct supervisor of credit rating agencies and trade repositories within the EU, with a number of entities headquartered in London, ESMA requests appropriate contingency plans from individual supervised entities.” The regulator will monitor and communicate with affected parties “to reduce as much as possible the risk of disruptions under any scenario”, Maijoor added.As Brexit negotiations between the UK and the rest of the EU have stuttered, speculation has grown as to the effects of a so-called ‘hard Brexit’.A survey of derivatives traders by BMO Global Asset Management earlier this year found there was a “meaningful” risk that the negotiations could end with no deal.The average view on the probability of a “no deal” outcome was around 40%, BMO reported, although views were spread across a range of 5%-100%, emphasising the uncertainty of the outcome.In his speech, Maijoor also hinted at expanded powers for ESMA to oversee “third country” entities – a crucial aspect of post-Brexit regulation.The regulator has begun a review of how it would work with credit rating agencies based outside of the EU. However, Maijoor said it was clear that “some significant legislative changes need to be considered soon”.The European Commission has proposed granting ESMA regulatory powers over clearing houses (also known as central counterparties (CCPs)) based outside of the EU. After March 2019, this would include London-based entities.A review of European regulators has also proposed making ESMA the regulator of “certain key third-country benchmarks and prospectuses”, Maijoor added.“In the same vein, assigning supervisory powers for ESMA towards non-EU trading venues could be considered, as suggested in ESMA’s consultation response from earlier this year,” he said. “I believe that such a step to centralise the third-country supervision would bring a number of benefits for the Union as a whole.”Maijoor’s speech also touched on the impending MiFID II regulations. He warned that providers “should not underestimate the size and complexity of this project, and thus the risk of potential glitches in the initial operational period”.“ESMA does acknowledge the multiple challenges for everyone involved, and will address all issues with available tools as the implementation progresses,” he said.He emphasised that ESMA was also expecting to be stretched as the regulation came into force, requiring “some prioritisation” of different tasks.last_img read more


first_imgLoic Remy’s equaliser – his third goal since joining QPR – cancelled out Steven Fletcher’s opener at Loftus Road.Rangers, without injured keeper Julio Cesar but boosted by the return of Bobby Zamora, made a determined start and Junior Hoilett twice fired wide in the opening 10 minutes.But they were undone after Stephane Sessegnon wriggled away from Ji-sung Park on the right-hand side.Sessegnon’s ball to the far post was collected by Adam Johnson, whose driven cross was turned in by Fletcher from close range.A mixture of good fortune and Remy’s clinical finishing hauled Rangers level on the half-hour mark.Andros Townsend’s speculative shot ricocheted off Sunderland defender John O’Shea into the path of the French striker, who made no mistake.Remy then had a chance to put his side ahead but blazed over following Zamora’s knock-down.QPR (4-4-2): Green; Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Fabio; Townsend, Mbia, Park, Hoilett; Remy, Zamora.Subs: Murphy, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Granero, Onouha, Jenas, Bothroyd. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year.The scholarship program encourages undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio colleges and universities to pursue degrees in one of the many academic fields that support the future of the soybean industry including agriculture, business, communication, economics, education, engineering, science and technology.“The OSCF scholarship program helps eliminate some of the financial burden for students who are committed to strengthening Ohio’s soybean industry,” said Bill Bateson, an Ohio soybean farmer from Hancock County who serves on the OSCF selection committee. “Our scholarships help students studying careers across the value chain, from agronomists to food scientists to ag educators.”The OSCF scholarship program has awarded over $340,000 in scholarships since 2008. 2020-2021 undergraduate scholarshipsSeven undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,000 each will be awarded. Also available to one undergraduate student is a $3,000 Robinson W. Joslin Scholarship, which was established in memory of Rob Joslin, a soybean farmer and long-time leader in the soybean industry, to recognize a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.Lastly, one undergraduate student is eligible for a $5,000 Bhima Vijayendran Scholarship, named to honor Dr. Vijayendran’s contributions to the soybean industry through his scientific research and commercialization activities at Battelle. This scholarship was founded to support those pursuing a degree related to science, technology or soybean research.Eligible majors include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, food science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural education or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields. 2020-2021 graduate scholarshipsThree scholarships of up to $5,000 each are available to graduate students who are enrolled as a full-time student at an Ohio college or university and have proof of legal residency in the United States.Applicants must be conducting research in bioproducts, biobased materials, biotechnology, bioengineering, biopolymers or a related field, and focused on advancing the soybean industry.The deadline for undergraduate and graduate applications is Jan. 10, 2020.All OSCF scholarships will be competitively awarded with funds paid directly to the educational institution. Scholarships are not renewable, although recipients may reapply. For more information and to apply, visit the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.last_img read more


first_imgTags:#Google#mobile#web jolie odell What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Ever since finding myself the happy owner of a Droid (+1 for early Christmas presents), I’ve found myself increasingly interested in the app market for Android-powered devices.As has been noted in many iPhone/Droid sudden-death-round comparisons, the latter languishes in quality and quantity of available applications. Perhaps in an effort to increase Droid’s competitiveness in the market, the powers that be have created a new section of resources for Android developers. Let the games (and other apps) begin!In the new Resources tab of the online Android SDK documentation, devs can now access technical articles, some pretty detailed tutorials, a breakdown of platform versions, common tasks, troubleshooting tips, a community across groups/IRC/Twitter channels and a library of code for sample apps – just what a mobile/smartphone developer would need to get started.The list of sample code now includes:API DemosBluetooth ChatContact ManagerHomeJetBoyLunar LanderMultiple Resolutions Note PadSearchable DictionarySnakeSoft KeyboardWiktionary Wiktionary (Simplified)The Android dev team has also taken their most popular developer blog posts and turned them into a series of technical articles ranging in scope from backward compatibility issues and future-proofing apps to layout tricks and text-to-speech uses.Currently, around 10,000 applications exist in the Android Market as compared to the (roughly) eleventy bajillion apps in the Apple App Store. Hopefully, these resources will help this open-source mobile development platform take off, allowing Android’s available applications to become a selling point for Android-powered devices rather than a point ceded to Apple in the smartphone wars.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more


first_imgAfter 12 months of preparation and three days of exciting touch football, the NTL finals day has finally arrived. Nothing is assured, and pride is put on the line,  as the top four teams in each division contest the semi-finals, with the victors having a shot of being crowned National Touch League champions.In the Mens Opens the Sharks are looking for a hat-trick of titles, but first will have to defeat the skill and unpredictability of the Sydney Scorpions to qualify for the final. Suns will be looking to upset last years finalists the Mets, but will have to shut down the inform Scott Buckley and Garry Sonda.The Womens still remains wide open. The Sharks have the opportunity to avenge the loss they suffered at the hands of the Cobras in the rounds, and will be looking to Australian representatives Sharyn Williams, Teena McIIveen and Roxanne Winder to lead the charge. The Mets will start as favourites in their semi-final, but if anyone can create an upset its the Barbarians, with Bo De La Cruz and Shelley Matchem the danger players. In the Mixed Open, the Mets have kept alive the dream for six straight titles, but will have to defeat a solid Hornets outfit just to make the final. The Sharks will need to continue the fine form of Amy Fong and Leon Skinner when they take on the Rebels.In the Womens 20s the Sharks and Cobras will meet again in another cross-town battle. Suns will face the Rustlers for a grand final position in both the Womens 20s and Mens 20s, and the Mets v Sharks promises to be an exciting clash in the Mens 20s. Semi finals commence at 8.30am, with a jam-packed day of touch action not to be missed. If you can be at the fields however, stay tuned to the TFA and Sportingpulse websites for all the results and information from the days games. 8.30amWomens 20s SF1: Suns v RustlersWomens 20s SF3: Sharks v CobrasWomens Open Plate SF1: ACT v CrusadersWomens Open Plate SF2: Rebels v RustlersMens Open Plate SF2: Cyclones v RebelsMens Open Plate SF1: Eagles v Barbarians9.30amMens 20s SF1: Mets v SharksMens 20s SF2: Suns v RustlersMixed Open SF1: Hornets v MetsMixed Open SF2: Sharks v Rebels10.30amWomens Open SF1: Cobras v SharksWomens Open SF2: Mets v Barbarians11.30amMens Open SF1: Sharks v ScorpionsMens Open SF2: Mets v Suns12.30pmWomens 20s Final:Womens Open Plate Final:1.30pmMens 20s: FinalMens Open: Plate Final2.30pmMixed Open Final:3.30pmWomens Open Final:4.30pmMens Open Final:5.30pmPresentationslast_img read more


first_imgAustralia have wrapped up the Womens Open Trans-Tasman test series with a dominant display in the second test.In worsening conditions at Rotorua International Stadium, it looked like the trend from the first match of the day may continue for the women as the Touch Blacks opened the scoring through Tay-a Antonievic.It would prove to be the only time the hosts crossed the line for the half as the Aussies went onto score four unanswered tries in the first half for a 4-1 lead.The first of those was to Lizzie Campbell before Sammy Rodgers held onto a long ball from Manly teammate Danni Davis in difficult conditions to get the Australians in front. A Hannah Dyball first half double on the left hand side rounded out the first half scoring giving the Aussies a comfortable lead at the break.The girls picked up where they left off in the second stanza with tries to Marriki Watego and Dani Davis to push the lead out to five before the Touch Blacks could find the line again bringing the score back to 6-2 through McKayler Moore.Watego was back at it again soon after to pick up her second of the night and a with a Hannah Dyball hat-trick in the bag the Australians cruised to a comfortable 8-5 win and an unassailable 2-0 series lead heading into tomorrow’s third and final test.last_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG to discuss Everton asking price for Idrissa Gueyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are ready to discuss the asking price of Everton for Idrissa Gueye.Everton had believed they’d successfully fought off the attentions of PSG last week for the midfielder.However, Telefoot says PSG chief Antero Henrique is now prepared to get closer to Everton’s €45m valuation.Henrique is confident he will strike personal terms with Gueye as early as today.And it’s suggested PSG will then move to thrash out a fee with Everton for the player’s transfer. last_img read more