Search Party Organized for Missing Peconic Teen

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ashley MurrayFriends and family of a Peconic teenager who went missing Monday are organizing a grassroots search party Thursday to look for the girl, while local police follow up on several leads that they have received since publicizing her disappearance.Organizers posted a message on the Facebook page dedicated to 16-year-old Ashley Murray’s disappearance and notified the community that a volunteer search party will meet by the flag pole at Southold High School Thursday at 3 p.m.The group has used the social media site to distribute Murray’s missing person’s flyer and to also plead for her to return home.“Ashley,” the message reads, “It’s pouring rain and it’s so cold outside. You don’t have a winter coat, which worries everyone in this weather. Please come home to the warmth, to the love, to the people who care so much about you.”Southold police released a statement Wednesday and noted that they have received “dozens of tips” from the public and are following up on a number of leads. The department also said its continuing its search with the help of various agencies including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, several East End police departments, as well as local and state law enforcement agencies.Murray was last seen leaving her home at 8 a.m. Monday wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black boots. Murray also wears hearing aids in both ears, police said.She is described as white, 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.Investigators are encouraging anyone with information about Murray’s disappearance to contact Southold police at 631-765-2600.Ashley Murray Missing Persons Flyerlast_img read more


Indonesia’s financial system at risk amid pandemic: KSSK

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the stability of Indonesia’s financial system, as it causes a supply-demand shock and weakens the country’s financial industry and macroeconomy, according to the Financial System Stability Committee (KSSK).Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who serves as the committee’s chair, said on Monday that the supply-demand shock and lower gross domestic product (GDP) outlook posed a “serious threat” to financial system stability. The KSSK was on alert over risks caused by the pandemic.“The coronavirus poses a serious threat to the economy and also to the financial system stability,” Sri Mulyani told reporters during a media briefing after the KSSK completed its quarterly assessment. “Financial system stability […] is on the alert status.” During the first quarter, the country’s financial markets were badly hit as foreign investors sold a net of around Rp 145 trillion (US$9.72 billion) worth of Indonesian assets as they flocked into safe havens. The capital outflow was towering compared to Rp 69.9 trillion recorded during the 2008 global financial crisis and Rp 36 trillion during the taper tantrum period in 2013, the KSSK revealed.The situation saw the rupiah fall to its lowest level in history at Rp 16,575 per US dollar on March 23, down 15.8 percent from February, according to the committee data. The currency has since recovered a bit, gaining 10.21 percent as of April 30 compared to late March, as the government issued $4.3 billion worth of global bonds in early April.The OJK revealed on Monday that loan growth in the banking industry amounted to 7.95 percent yoy in the first quarter, higher than the 6.08 percent recorded at the end of last year. However, no new loan demand was recorded in the period, as the growth came from the disbursement of existing credit facilities, OJK chairman Wimboh Santoso said.The nonperforming loan (NPL) ratio increased to 2.77 percent during the period versus 2.53 percent in December.Read also: Reform of Indonesia’s sluggish manufacturing sector urgently needed: Analysts“The uncertainties require strong measures in mitigating risks to macroeconomic and financial system stability,” the committee said. “The macroeconomic policy mix and a string of measures in the health sector are believed to be able to reduce the risks to macroeconomic and financial stability in general and gradually boost economic recovery.”Sri Mulyani said Regulation in lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 1/2020 provided the legal basis for financial authorities to take extraordinary measures in response to the virus risks.The Perppu provides the legal basis for the government to widen its state budget deficit beyond the normal 3-percent-of-GDP threshold, as it needs money to fund its battle against the impact of COVID-19. It also allows the central bank to directly purchase government bonds from the auctions, whereas previously BI was only allowed to buy such debt papers in the secondary market.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said the central bank had used all its monetary instruments to maintain macroeconomic stability and help bolster the virus-battered economy.“With a low inflation level, we see room for lowering interest rates when the market stabilizes,” Perry Warjiyo said. “We have also injected liquidity of Rp 503.8 trillion to banks and the financial market, including by buying government bonds through the secondary market.”The central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to 4.5 percent in the first quarter this year. It also boosted market interventions in March to stabilize the rupiah through bond buying and inking repurchase agreements worth $60 billion with the United States Federal Reserve, among other central banks, to boost dollar liquidity supply.Read also: Businesses worry easing restrictions could prolong recoveryGoing forward, the KSSK pledged to strengthen its synergy and extensive measures to ensure macroeconomic and financial system stability. It would also closely watch potential global risks and the COVID-19 spread and its impacts on the domestic economy.Perbanas Institute economist Piter Abdullah said slowing economic activity due to physical restrictions might dry up liquidity among businesses, adding that it would put pressure on banks’ liquidity as businesses were unable to meet their debt service obligations.“While liquidity pressure has yet to cause any massive damage to the economy, many businesses can survive only until June,” Piter told The Jakarta Post. “Thus, financial authorities must roll out greater liquidity support for businesses and banks to enable them to survive, as that will also minimize risks to the financial system.”Topics : The other KSSK members are the finance minister, Bank Indonesia (BI) governor, Financial Services Authority (OJK) chairman and head of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS).Read also: Consumer spending to contract in 2020 as pessimism takes holdIndonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.97 percent year-on-year (yoy) in this year’s first three months, the lowest level seen since 2001.The economy has almost come to a halt following physical distancing measures implemented by businesses and consumers to contain the coronavirus spread. The KSSK expects the economy to grow at 2.3 percent this year, a marked slowdown from 5.02 percent in 2019.last_img read more


Lady Bulldog Varsity & JV Hoops Results

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs went 1-2 over the Christmas break. Batesville defeated Connersville by a score of 64-47. Four players scored in double figures for the Lady Bulldogs. Ashley Nobbe led the way with 18 points followed by Carlie Werner with 15. Makayla Granger was third on the team with 12 points, while Catherine Raab added 11.One day later, the Lady Bulldogs suffered losses to Franklin (58-40) and Terre Haute North (61-52).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bryan Helvie.The Batesville JV Ladies had 3 games over Christmas break. On Friday the 27th, The Bulldogs defeated Connersville 45-18.  Great defense caused many turnovers that led to great shots.  Capitalizing on those shots led to our 2nd highest point total of the season.  Scoring:  Emma Weiler 8, Carley Pride and Calley Kaiser 7.  Three girls Sarah Ripperger, Makayla Granger- Young, and Ava Hanson scored 6.  Cora Deputy 2, Gabby Elston 2. Rounding out the scoring Lizzy Nobbe 1.  Saturday the 28th the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Franklin to play in a Holiday Tournament. In the first game against Franklin Community, the Bulldogs got off to a good start leading at halftime by 5.  Unfortunately, we struggled to find the bottom of the net the second half and fell 47-33. Scoring for the Bulldogs:  Sarah Riperger 12, Emma Weiler 7 Calley Kaiser 5, Ava Hanson 4, Gabby Elton 3, Carley Pride 2.   In the second contest, the JV Lady Bulldogs were defeated by a talented Terre Haute North Team 49-33.   Scoring: Calley Kaiser and Carley Pride 7, Emma Weiler and Sarah Ripperger 6, Ava Hanson 4, Olivia Raab 2, and Lizzy Nobbe 1. The Bulldogs will look to get back on track this week as we play in the Ripley County Tourney Thursday against South Ripley.  Go Dogs!!!   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pridelast_img read more


Red hot Javier Hernandez scores double in Real Madrid win

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgJavier Hernandez gave another boost to his chances of making his loan move to Real Madrid permanent when he followed up his match-winning Champions League performance midweek with a La Liga double on Sunday.The Mexico striker known as ‘Chicharito’ (little pea) struck a late winner to earn a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in Europe’s elite club competition on Wednesday before helping Real to a 4-2 success at Celta Vigo that kept them hard on the heels of leaders Barcelona with five matches left.Hernandez has spent most of the season on the bench after arriving from parent club Manchester United in September but coach Carlo Ancelotti was forced to draft him into the side following injuries to France striker Karim Benzema and Wales winger Gareth Bale.While Benzema and Bale are likely to come straight back into the side once fit, Hernandez, who has made a habit of scoring off the bench during his club career, has shown he is a useful weapon to have in reserve.Real have an option to make the 26-year-old’s season-long loan permanent for a fee of 10 million euros ($10.86 million), according to Spanish media.He is the son of namesake Javier Hernandez, a Mexico striker who featured at the 1986 World Cup and was nicknamed ‘Chicharo’ (pea) because of his green eyes. “He’s enjoying the run that he’s on, it’s a really good one,” Ancelotti told a news conference.”If Chicharito is in this form he’s non-negotiable,” added the Italian.”I have a team of non-negotiables but only eleven can play and the rest stay on the bench.”Sunday’s win at Celta kept the gap to Barca, who won 2-0 at neighbours Espanyol on Saturday, to two points.Barca, who along with Real are through to the Champions League last four, are in with a chance of a treble of titles and play Athletic Bilbao in the King’s Cup final next month. “Our objective is to force Barca to win every game,” Ancelotti said.”At this moment in time we’re not thinking about other teams, but about what we have to do.”We’re doing well and we’ll try to fight for La Liga until the final day, which is our objective.”Real’s next outing in La Liga is a home game against Almeria on Wednesday after Barca host Getafe on Tuesday.–last_img read more