F&B companies can withstand COVID-19 crisis for five months: Survey

first_imgTopics : Many food and beverage (F&B) companies will be able to survive the COVID-19 crisis even if the pandemic lasts longer than five months, an internal survey has shown.Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi) chairman Adhi S. Lukman said that nearly half of the survey’s respondents acknowledged that their companies could continue operating past five months.“Forty-six percent can still carry on for [more] than five months, the rest can only hold out for one to five months,” Adhi said in a virtual hearing with the House of Representatives Commission VI overseeing trade, industry and state-owned enterprises on Monday. However, food and beverage companies remain concerned over their cash flow, especially when it comes to handing out employee wages in full and Idul Fitri holiday bonuses (THR).With no end in sight for the pandemic, some companies are considering cutting back on production and reducing the number of workers. Of the 50 respondents, 36 percent said they were considering taking measures to respond to the blow.In a separate internal survey conducted by the association earlier, three-fifths of 63 respondents said that the government’s decision to ban the annual mudik (exodus) would impact sales.Under the ban, which took effect on April 24 and lasts until June 1, travel in and out of virus-hit red zones is strictly prohibited.“[According to] a small survey conducted with our members on April 2, before a meeting with several ministries, 71 percent of respondents said they estimated that sales would drop 20 to 40 percent,” Adhi noted during the virtual hearing.On the question of how much they projected sales would drop in the next two months, 9.5 percent of 63 respondents said they expected a 10 percent drop; 19 percent projected a 10 to 20 percent drop; 33.3 percent estimated 20 to 30 percent; and 38.1 percent estimated a drop of between 30 and 40 percent.center_img According to the survey, which was conducted on April 13 with 50 members of the association as respondents, 22 percent said they could maintain their operations for four to five months; 26 percent say they were capable of tolerating the crisis for two to three months; and 6 percent said they could only withstand the current conditions for a month.The impacts of emergency measures taken by the government to halt the spread of the crisis are less severe for food and beverage companies compared to airline, hotel and restaurant and retail companies.Despite a partial lockdown on food and beverage operations, sales within the space have remained relatively stable. Adhi said that food and beverage exports increased in March despite various countries’ travel restrictions.last_img read more

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UPDATE: Found-Police need help finding missing teen

first_imgOriginal Story:The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has reported a missing juvenile female.  Jenna McConnell, 16, 5’2”, 118, with hazel eyes and red hair was last seen on May 1 at her home in West Harrison.  Anyone with information on Jenna is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 765.647.4138. Brookville, IN—Update:The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department reports that Jenna has been located.  They would like to thank all citizens who provided information to help locate Jenna. last_img read more

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Long in Tigers link

first_img Press Association The West Brom striker is part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad ahead of the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, but has been heavily linked with a move to Hull. A move to the KC Stadium or elsewhere now appears to be closer to happening after the 26-year-old was granted permission to return to England to start talks. Shane Long has been given permission to leave Ireland’s training camp to discuss a “transfer-related matter”, Press Association Sport understands.last_img read more

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Cricket News Remove all-rounder tag from Hardik Pandya, says Harbhajan Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has slammed all-rounder Hardik Pandya by saying that he doesn’t deserve to get labelled as an all-rounder following his poor display in the ongoing Test series against England. Pandya has scored a mere 90 runs in four innings so far and has picked up only 3 wickets in conditions which is extremely favourable for seam bowling.The lacklustre performances have made the ‘Turbanator’ question Pandya’s selection and his ability to perform consistently in the longest format of the game.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli’s appeals to fans ‘Never give up on us’“Hardik Pandya has failed to get many runs as a batsman and Virat Kohli does not seem to be very confident about his bowling,” Singh told Aaj Tak adding that if he constantly fails to perform in these conditions then his place in the team is in danger.”The veteran cricketer asked the flamboyant Pandya to learn from the English all-rounders and work hard towards learning the tricks of Test cricket.ALSO READ: Facebook to air LaLiga matches for free in Indian subcontinent“We have to remove the all-rounder tag from him as an all-rounder contributes in both batting and bowling department like Ben Stokes and Sam Curran did in the first match and now Woakes at the Lord’s and the same is expected from Pandya,” Singh said.Ben Stokes has picked up six wickets in the first Test while Curran played a vital role with both bat and ball and was named the Man of the Match at the Edgbaston Test. Meanwhile, Woakes scored a sensational century with the bat and picked up a four-fer with the ball at the Lord’s. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Syracuse midfielder Page brings well-rounded experience on national teams to the Orange

first_imgJordan Page was confronted with a difficult decision. She could join the U.S. under-21 team for the Junior Pan American Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico, in September, but she would also miss two and a half weeks of class in Syracuse.Page ultimately opted to stay in Syracuse while the U.S. team earned bronze in the tournament. She would’ve loved to represent her country, but she said she has no regrets.“It was definitely weird reading the tweets on Twitter and following them and not being there,” Page said. “But I had to make the choice to stay here to uphold my academic commitment. So it was hard, but it was the right decision to me.”No. 3 Syracuse (15-1) has a handful of players who have competed for the U.S. U-19 team, but only Page has been named to America’s U-21 team. The midfielder earned the honor in late July after an extensive two-week tryout in which she competed against 100 other players.An email from the U.S. coaching staff greeted Page with the news that she had been selected. SU teammate Kelsey Millman immediately sent a congratulatory text message to Page, who had always dreamed of making the U-21 team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOrange back Iona Holloway — who has played for Scotland’s U-16 and U-18 teams — wasn’t caught off guard by the news of Page’s accomplishment.“I’m not surprised at all because Jordan is one of the hardest-working girls on our team and she also studies the game and she knows the game,” Holloway said.Page said her spot on the U-21 team isn’t just a personal achievement. It’s also an honor for the Syracuse program as she benefits from playing against some of the country’s best players every day.In the preseason, Page left the Orange for a week to join the national team in Maryland for a series of games against Maryland, Penn State and Virginia in preparation for the Junior World Cup.By September, it was time for her to decide whether or not to play in the Junior Pan American Championship.Head coach Ange Bradley said she and the players were supportive of Page’s choice, regardless of what it was. Millman thinks her teammate made a “very mature and adult decision” by prioritizing her education.Page said she will most likely be with the U-21 team after this season, but the plans have yet to be determined as the U.S. coaching situation is uncertain. She doesn’t expect a tournament next year to interfere with Syracuse’s season again.The Junior Pan American Championship wouldn’t have been her first time donning a jersey of stars and stripes. She was a member of the U.S. U-17 team, and in April she competed in the USA-Canada Challenge in Vancouver, Canada, with the U-19 national team.The U.S. U-19 team lost all four of its games to Canada’s U-21 team, but the losing didn’t spoil Page’s experience.“It’s always great to represent your country,” she said. “You go out there every day and you fight for your country and it’s just awesome.”Page and her teammates said she is a much better player because of her international experiences. Millman said Page’s ball speed coming out of high school was higher than that of most incoming freshmen. Holloway praised the midfielder’s aerial passing ability — Page’s signature move — and “ball-stopping” on offensive penalty corners.Bradley pointed out that Page’s game gained flexibility, as she plays midfield for the Orange, but saw time at forward for the U.S. team.Thanks in part to her time in a U.S. jersey, Page’s progression as a player and experience against tough competition have made her a crucial part of the Orange’s success.“I think when you get to that level of hockey, mental component comes into it, skill component comes into it and it’s all just at that level where the speed is faster,” Holloway said. “Your opponents are better and it can only make you better. And I think Jordan’s an example of that.” Comments Published on October 23, 2012 at 1:28 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s lacrosse releases 2013 schedule; Virginia, Cornell to make visit to Carrier Dome

first_img Published on December 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman The Syracuse men’s lacrosse team released its schedule for the 2013 season on Thursday. The Orange will play 14 games, with eight of them being played in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse will also have two road games, and two neutral-site matchups.The Orange will have exhibition games against Hofstra and Holy Cross on Jan. 26, and will then travel to Ohio State to scrimmage the Buckeyes and Robert Morris on Feb. 2.Syracuse has three straight home games to open the season, including matchups with Albany and Army before rival Virginia comes to the Carrier dome on March 1. Other marquee home games include Johns Hopkins (March 16) and Cornell (April 10).Syracuse will also be a part of the first-ever Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa. on March 9, where the Orange will take on St. John’s. The other neutral-site game for SU will come against Notre Dame in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.The Big East tournament, which will include the top four teams in the conference, will be from March 2 to March 4 at Villanova. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid tot the NCAA tournament. The Orange won the Big East tournament last year after beating Villanova and St. John’s.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis will be Syracuse’s final Big East season before it moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference next year, which is a league loaded with strong lacrosse programs.The Orange went 9-8 last year and had its season end with a 12-9 loss to Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament.Here’s Syracuse’s whole 2013 schedule with home games bolded:February                           Sat., Jan. 26 – Hofstra/Holy Cross (scrimmage), 10 a.m.Sat., Feb. 2 – at Ohio State/Robert Morris (scrimmage), 11:30 a.m.Sun., Feb. 17 – Albany, 4 p.m.Sun., Feb. 24 – Army, 4 p.m.MarchFri., March 1 – Virginia, TBASat., March 9 – vs. St. John’s (Chester, Pa.), 12 p.m.Sat., March 16 – Johns Hopkins, TBATues., March 19 – at Providence, TBASat., March 23 – at Villanova, TBATBA – Canisius, TBAAprilSat., April 6 – at Princeton, TBAWed., April 10 – Cornell, 6 p.m.Sat., April 13 – Rutgers, 1 p.m.Tues., April 16 – Hobart, 7 p.m.Sat., April 20 – at Georgetown, 1 p.m.Sat., April 27 – vs. Notre Dame (E. Rutherford, N.J.), 6:30 p.m.MayThurs., May 2 – BIG EAST Championship Semifinals (Villanova, Pa.), TBASat., May 4 – BIG EAST Championship Final (Villanova, Pa.), TBA Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Female entrepreneurs discuss social stigma around women’s health

first_imgCondoms and tampons covered the tables and desks in the room. Samples were given to each person in the audience, which introduced the conversation of the panel. Stigma surrounds each of these objects, and panelists Margo Lang, co-founder of Conscious Period, and Claire Courtney, co-founder of Lovability Condoms, aimed to fight that stigma by initiating the conversation around sex and periods.“Our mission is to break down stigmas around really important products, like condoms and tampons, that are health tools,” Courtney said. Courtney and Lang discussed how their businesses confronted the social stigmas surrounding sexuality and feminine products Wednesday evening at the Leventhal School of Accounting with moderator Safiya Nygaard from Buzzfeed’s Ladylike. Courtney started her company, Lovability Condoms, to break the stigma of using this form of birth control. People are still uncomfortable with using condoms, according to Courtney, and she wanted to empower women to feel comfortable carrying around a tool that is useful to their everyday life. Before starting the project, Courtney researched the issue of condom usage. When she found that a majority of the population is not comfortable with using condoms, she decided that technological advancements are required to remedy the situation.“Every possible place is telling us that nobody likes to use condoms,” Courtney said. “So how do you create a community around something that people aren’t into? I think a huge part of that is innovation.” Courtney discussed how the perception people have around the pleasure, or lack thereof, of  condoms affects the consumption of the product, and technology will be able to correct any dissatisfaction with condoms. She discussed the history of the condom, which dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Despite the large amount of time since its invention, Courtney stresses how there hasn’t been much technological advancement in the product. For example, Courtney discovered in her research that some women find condoms uncomfortable, smelly and a hassle to dispose of. “We are working with the industry that we have and with the product that’s available right now to try to create a different conversation, market and talk about these products differently, and provide a space where condoms are positive,” Courtney said. Furthermore, Courtney said that purchasing condoms can be an embarrassing thing to do, and she wanted to make condoms more discreet and aesthetically pleasing to allow women to feel comfortable carrying them around. When starting the business, she struggled with getting businesses and boutiques to accept the possibility of selling condoms to their customers. Lang’s business, Conscious Period, also aims to bring positivity to a product that is attached to a negative connotation. Periods are a touchy subject to the public, Lang said, but she wants to shift the conversation to be more inclusive. Lang said women get upset when their periods begin again, but she sees it as an empowering experience and a sign of good health — even something to be celebrated.“How can we change the conversation?” Lang said. “It’s so much about the product, but it’s also about how we feel about very natural experiences like sex and periods.”Lang uses her product to bring up education on the subject of women’s health and hygiene. She said that she wants women to question what is in the health products they are using, and hopes that her organic tampons allow women to ask these questions and feel comfortable with using these products. Lang’s company not only influences the consumers, but also supports those in the community. Conscious Period sells tampons and uses part of the profit to give pads to women in the United States who are unable to afford feminine products. Government assistance programs do not cover tampons or pads, Lang said, and she wants to raise awareness of the necessity of these products that are taxed as “luxury items.” Betty Stearns, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, called the talk “inspiring” and said that it changed the way she thought about the way gender is perceived in society. “I think a lot of these issues really affected me,” Stearns said. “How do I talk about periods, and how do I talk about sex as a woman? It’s very inspiring to know that there are people out there that are invoking this change and are leading this movement.”Lang and Courtney said that they aim to create social change in the community with their products by introducing a conversation silenced by social stigmas.“Any time you have a community that has been silenced, the real way to uplift them is by creating a space for their voice,” Courtney said. “It’s about us standing up for ourselves and our own desires.”last_img read more

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Men’s tennis begins busy fall season

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThis week, the sixth-ranked men’s tennis kicked off its fall tournament schedule at the Claremont Futures Tournament in Claremont, Calif., as USC looked to earn wildcard spots in the Claremont Pro Futures Tournament. Trojan juniors Jack Jaede and Laurens Verboven surpassed the qualifying round and competed in the main draw on Wednesday. Both entered the tournament unseeded. Jaede defeated teammate Thibault Forget to advance, while Verboven took out the No. 1 seed, Cal graduate Florian Lakat, 6-4, 7-5.The Men of Troy now have a packed schedule for the remainder of September, traveling around California to play in various tournaments, and topping off the month in Tulsa, Okla., for the St. Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships on Sept. 30. The squad’s only home match will take place onOct. 26, in the SoCal Intercollegiate Championships.Though every team, every year must face the loss of its graduates, the Trojans are coming back from their loss with an interesting twist. David Laser, Nick Crystal and Rob Bellamy have now finished their collegiate tennis careers, making room for a pair of impact freshmen: Daniel Cukierman and Mateusz Smolicki.“They bring a love for the game of tennis and maturity,” head coach Peter Smith said. “Although they are freshmen, they are both a little older and are not your typical freshmen.”Cukierman, 21, and Smolicki, 19, are currently ranked on the ATP World Tour at 579 and 610, respectively.Last year, the Trojans clinched their third Pac-12 championship in an upset over UCLA. However, coming off of a conference title means little to Smith.“This is ’SC — a lot more is expected than a Pac-12 championship,” Smith said.After winning the conference, however, the Trojans could not keep the ball rolling through the NCAA Championships. After entering as the No. 4 seed, the team made easy work of Denver in the first round, defeating the Pioneers 4-0. In the Sweet Sixteen, USC topped Wisconsin 4-0.But the Trojans couldn’t overcome Georgia in the quarterfinals. USC fell 4-3 in a tight loss to the No. 13 seed, and the Bulldogs went on to lose to Virginia in the championship as the Cavaliers took home their third straight national title.USC aims to rebound from last season’s disappointment, starting with a strong fall season. The team will be in Napa, Calif., for its next tournament on Friday. The Napa Challenge kicks off on Sept. 15 and runs through the weekend.last_img read more

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Hazard Torn Between Chelsea and Dream Move to Real Madrid

first_img“I don’t want to say, ‘yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing,” the 27-year-old told the media.“I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything.“So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.“It is a hard decision. It is my future.”Hazard scored the opener as Chelsea beat Southampton 3-0 on Sunday to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.The forward believes he has potentially one more big transfer before retirement, describing Spanish giants Real as the “best club in the world”.“That’s why I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup,” added Hazard, who said in July that “it might be time to discover something different” after six years at Stamford Bridge.“I am playing good football at the moment.“Real Madrid are the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club.“We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day, I don’t have time. But we will talk about my future soon.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Eden Hazard has admitted that he is torn between signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge and a “dream” move to Real Madrid.The Belgium forward has two years remaining on his contract with the Blues, but was linked with a move to the European champions in the summer.Hazard has scored seven times in the Premier League already this season.last_img read more

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Lake Worth rallies around Arms of Hope

first_imgThe Lake Worth community has come together to support a nonprofit, helping the founder, Patrick Livingston, make incredible progress with his vision for Arms of Hope.Livingston will be the first to tell anyone that cooking in the soup kitchen last summer was brutal. There was no air conditioning. The dining area was uncomfortable for guests, too, but now things are much different.“It’s a huge difference, a huge difference. Night and day from when we sat here last year,” Livingston said.There’s a brand new air conditioning system, courtesy of John Westbrook and the Cool team, renovated bathrooms installed by C2 Construction, a new roof thanks to American Roofing and hurricane impact windows, donated by PGT WinGuard and installed for free by T.J. Davis Windows. The upgrades and renovations were all made possible by these generous local business owners.“It was just a freak thing that I talked to Patrick and I said, ‘let me see if we can get’em to donate,’” T.J. Davis, owner of T.J. Davis windows, said.Frankie Quarles, a third-generation roofer and president of American Roofing, donated not one, but two new roofs, one for the soup kitchen and the other for the building next door, which will be used as a future community center.“Patrick is as excited about doing work as I am. Excited to give God be all the glory and that’s the main thing that goes on in this whole operation that’s here,” Quarles said.Arms of Hope is known for feeding hungry stomachs and human spirits, but Livingston has bigger plans.“Feeding the folks is good, but educating them is our goal,” Livingston said.“We have a plan and we have a momentum going forward to convert this into a well-functioning community center,” Cheddi Johnson, owner of C2 Development said.Johnson is the volunteer project manager, overseeing renovations of the adjacent building and organizing other volunteers to help Livingston’s dream become a reality.“It’s a year later and I’m still thanking them,” Livingston said.There is still a lot of work left to do. For people interested in volunteering or donating supplies.The Quantum Foundation also provides financial grants to help fund nonprofits like Arms of Hope. To donate money visit.last_img read more

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