PREMIUMSales drop as rising prices of oranges, chicken meat cripple Jakarta traders

first_imgGoogle Facebook Anda Juanda, a 57-year-old fruit trader at Palmerah Market in West Jakarta, increased the prices of his oranges to Rp 25,000 (US$1.75) per kilogram from Rp 20,000 in January. He offered the smaller ones for Rp 20,000 per kg, a rise from Rp 15,000, as supply has dropped after orange farmers in Medan failed to have a harvest. Since the price hike, Anda’s sales have fallen by 40 percent to 30 kg per day in the January-February period from 50 kg per day. He decided to reduce his orange purchase in a bid to minimize his losses.”Customers asked me why the prices have increased,” Anda, who has been selling at the market for 27 years, said on Thursday. “We sell them at higher prices because the suppliers’ raised their prices. If we sell them as usual, we would not make a profit.”Anda’s decision to increase his orange prices was in line with last … Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Linkedin Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here market Jakarta-markets price price-adjustment sales orange meat chicken Poultrylast_img read more

Melvin Lawrence Norris

first_imgMelvin Lawrence “Larry” Norris, 74, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away February 5, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born September 23, 1942 in Hamilton County, Ohio, son of the late Melvin Elmo Norris and Rita Alma Norris.Larry was a life long, mechanic and auto body man.He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Aurora, Larry was an avid bible scholar who loved to share his bible knowledge with others. He was an avid reader and had vast knowledge in many areas. Larry was a multi-talented person with a mechanical mind who enjoyed building hot rods and kit cars. He was also a steamboat enthusiast. Larry would help anyone in need and was well liked by all those who know him. He enjoyed the company of the family and shop cats.Surviving are his wife, Patricia “Pat” Norris of Aurora, IN, daughter, Laureen Norris of Aurora, IN; siblings, Jack (Barb) Norris of Cincinnati, OH, Betty (Roger) Pegram of Moores Hill, IN, Kathy (Rick) Pike of Cincinnati, OH; cousin, Charmaine Lay of Cincinnati, OH; several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Rita Norris and a brother, Michael Norris.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the PAWS or Scratching Post. If you would like to make a donation, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Washington’s Matisse Thybulle proves a zone defender can be the man

first_imgIf you thought we could resist the temptation to call Matisse Thybulle an artist on defense, we are sorry to disappoint. Hey, didn’t his parents dare us to abuse that allusion by assigning him that first name? Doesn’t Matisse himself mandate it by performing with such elegance, such élan?You may not believe theft and destruction can be beautiful, but we dare you to stay up late enough to watch Washington rampage through the Pacific-12 Conference, to see Thybulle steal the basketball from an opponent or wreck its offense with a series of authoritative shot-blocks. MORE: SN’s latest March Madness bracket projectionsA 6-5 senior from suburban Seattle, Thybulle’s excellence as a defender has been an essential component of the Huskies’ success in 2018-19. They are 22-5 overall and 13-1 in the Pac-12. They have clinched a share of the regular season title and can seize all the glory by winning Thursday night at Cal. They have a team defense ranked 13th in the nation.Washington coach Mike Hopkins compares Thybulle’s command of defense to that of Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Hopkins points to an interview clip of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who once observed Reed demonstrate such a profound understanding of defense that he was able to con fellow Hall of Famer Peyton Manning into throwing an interception.“He’s got THAT,” Hopkins told Sporting News.“Guys that love to play defense, they take pride in it. And they have not only great anticipation, but he also has incredible athleticism. He has the anticipation and then the coverage of space.”Thybulle’s 96 steals and 3.6 per-game average lead all NCAA Division I players. He averages 2.3 blocks a game, which ranks second in the Pac-12 and 20th in the NCAA. Every player ranked ahead of him on the national list is 6-7 or taller, and the next 15 players ranked behind him are, as well. There’s no other 6-5 guy among the top 60 shot-blockers.Given those amazing statistics, it’s no surprise he was on the list of semifinalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, along with Duke’s Zion Williamson, Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Michigan’s Zavier Simpson, among others.Here’s the question, though, that Thybulle forces us to ponder: Can the best defensive player in college basketball be a guy who plays zone?“I think there’s no question about it,” Hopkins said. He is a little biased, though.“It maybe makes him stand out more because he’s playing zone,” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, a member of the Naismith board of selectors, told SN. “He’s as good a zone defender as I can remember seeing in the past 25 years. I think he’s a great defender regardless of what defense he’s playing.”MORE: Zion makes case for DPOY simply by being absentThybulle played two seasons with the Huskies under coach Lorenzo Romar. In the second of those, though he averaged 10.1 points and 2.1 steals, the Huskies won two league games. Romar was fired March 15, 2017; four days later word started to leak his replacement would be Hopkins.“I was really lost, because I didn’t know whether I wanted to stay or if I wanted to go,” Thybulle told SN. “My mind was all over the place. I met him, and for anyone who has met him, he was nothing short of crazy. This guy’s got so much energy, he’s so excited. He thinks that we’re going to be able to do all these amazing things. I was like, ‘Man, what if it’s too good to be true?’“I talked to my dad. And Coach Hop is such a genuine guy and he’s really big on family, and I was able to connect to him on that level. And so was my dad. So it was a leap of faith. This was his first time as, essentially, a head coach. We’ve seen how it turned out. We made the right choice.”It was Thybulle’s father, Gregory, who took the inspiration to name his child Matisse after a backpacking trip through Europe exposed him to some of the artist’s masterpieces. Thybulle said there were prints of several Henri Matisse paintings around his home.“I’m a big fan. I would say I have a couple favorites,” Thybulle said. “I would say in terms of artists, my two favorites are Matisse, obviously, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.”He acknowledges that when he began playing pickup ball last summer after a full year in what now should be termed “the U-Dub Zone”, it took a few runs to get used to the idea, “I don’t need to stand at the top of the key anymore. Like, I actually need to follow my guy.”Although Thybulle’s scoring is down to 9.9 points per game this season, he is widely recognized for his remarkable defense and is considered to be a promising NBA prospect.“I do what we need to win,” Thybulle said. “And me forcing up shots is not going to help us win. If anything, it’s going to hurt us. So I don’t try to force anything, and as you’ve seen, we don’t need me to. My personal numbers don’t mean anything to me, and that goes for offense and defense.”MORE: Five storylines that will shape remainder of seasonThybulle will admit to being a little skeptical about the conversion to playing zone almost exclusively. “Before Coach Hop, you looked at a zone, when a team was in a zone, like they just couldn’t play man. We thought of it as a more passive defense,” Thybulle said. “Going into it, I had an open mind. I didn’t know anything about the Syracuse zone. So I didn’t know where I was going to fit in, how I could fit in. But I know that defensively, I always give it my all, no matter what. So I was never worried I wasn’t going to be able to do it.”Hopkins is in his second year at UW, nearly three decades after he was a player and assistant coach under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse. He didn’t originally plan to import the Syracuse zone to the West Coast. But after trying to incorporate multiple schemes — pressing, matchup zone, some man-to-man, similar to what Rick Pitino employed at Louisville — Hopkins and his staff determined they were trying to teach too many different concepts. He went back to what he knows best in preparing for the start of his first season as head coach.He installed the Syracuse 2-3, a more active, disruptive zone than most coaches who play zone employ. The Huskies faced Saint Martin’s in an exhibition game, and the opposition went 6 of 10 from 3-point range to start the game. They dumped the zone that day and went man-to-man.“But we kept getting better at it, and then in a private scrimmage we went against Boise State,” Hopkins said. “One of my assistants said, ‘Hey Coach, you ever think about putting Matisse exclusively on top of the zone? That was a hell of a suggestion, right? Good staff.” Thybulle’s block numbers are even more amazing given that playing at the top means he most often begins a possession stationed 15 feet or more from the basket. But he has grown to understand how to make the greatest impact from his position.“I think something that is a little bit misunderstood in zone, or at least in our zone, we still guard the ball. I still have to sit down and keep the guy with the ball in front of me,” Thybulle said. “I’ve had to guard guys driving the lane. I’ve had to guard pull-up jumpers. These are all things you’re going to see in a man.“I think I might have a little more help because it’s zone so guys can shift a little bit. But aside from that, zone or man, we’re still playing defense. In football, they play zone or man, they’re still playing defense.”last_img read more