The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) is seeking the government’s approval to import 200,000 tons of sugar to stabilize prices during this year’s Ramadan, which will begin in late April.The agency’s director for operations and public services, Tri Wahyudi, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the sugar price, which had exceeded the government’s current price ceiling, was expected to further increase during the fasting month when food consumption is far higher than on normal days.Imports, he said, were needed in order to increase the supply in the market because the sugarcane in the country could only be harvested after Idul Fitri, a celebration that comes after a full month of fasting. “The sugarcane can be harvested after Idul Fitri. So we propose an import of 200,000 tons. It is sugar for consumption, not raw sugar for industries,” Tri was quoted by Kompas as saying.Tri acknowledged that the agency had received requests from various parties to import sugar because they feared the price increase would continue if Bulog did not increase the supply in the market.”We have submitted our proposal to import sugar to the coordinating economic minister. We need to import to stabilize the price,” he added.At present the sugar price has reached Rp 4,000 per kilogram, exceeding the government’s price ceiling of Rp 12,500 per kilogram.In 2018, Bulog did not import sugar because it had around 400,000 tons of sugar stocks ahead of Ramadan. (hen) Topics :
By Sudipto GangulyPUNE, India (Reuters) – Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed four wickets on a pitch that offered big turn to help India restrict Australia to 256 for nine after the touring side had made a solid start on the opening day of the four-match series yesterday.Paceman Mitchell Starc, who would be expected by Australia to play a role similar to that of Umesh with the ball, smashed an unbeaten 57 to frustrate the hosts and take his team past 250.Earlier, David Warner made 38 and added 82 for the first wicket with Matt Renshaw after captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat against a spin-heavy India.Smith said he expected turn from the very first ball on the dry pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in the Western Indian city of Pune, a venue making its debut as a Test centre.India captain Virat Kohli appeared to agree with his counterpart, bringing on spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin, the top-ranked Test bowler, in just the second over of the day.After four overs from paceman Ishant Sharma, Kohli opted to utilise spin from both ends when he brought on Jayant Yadav against the left-handed duo.The sparse crowd thought Jayant had bowled Warner around his legs for 20, but the off-spinner had overstepped the crease and it was called a no-ball.UMESH STRIKESWarner and Renshaw were able to put loose balls away before Kohli brought on his other paceman, Umesh, in the 28th over.Umesh needed just two deliveries to break the opening stand when Warner dragged the ball onto his stumps.Australia then took an ultra-defensive approach against a side unbeaten in their last 19 Tests, but more chances eventually came India’s way.Smith and Shaun Marsh added 37 for their stand in almost 20 overs before the latter was caught down the leg side attempting to sweep Jayant.The hosts struck two quick blows when left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Peter Handscomb (22) leg-before after the right-handed batsman had added 30 runs with Smith.In the next over, Ashwin lured Smith into a drive taken by Kohli at midwicket, to dismiss the world’s top-ranked Test batsman for 27.All-rounder Mitchell Marsh did not last long either, out leg-before to Jadeja for four.Renshaw, who had to leave the field in the morning with an upset stomach, returned to the crease to hit 68 before he was caught out at slip off Ashwin.Umesh dismissed Matthew Wade for eight before taking the wickets of Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon in successive deliveries.Australia were boosted by Starc late on, as the left-hander smashed five fours and three sixes to add 51 for the unbroken final wicket with number 11 batsman Josh Hazlewood, not out on one. AUSTRALIA 1st inningsM. Renshaw c Vijay b R. Ashwin 68D. Warner b U. Yadav 38S. Smith c Kohli b R. Ashwin 27S. Marsh c Kohli b J. Yadav 16P. Handscomb lbw b Jadeja 22M. Marsh lbw b Jadeja 4M. Wade lbw b U. Yadav 8M. Starc not out 57S. O’Keefe c Saha b U. Yadav 0N. Lyon lbw b U. Yadav 0J. Hazlewood not out 1Extras: (lb-6, nb-9) 15Total: (for 9 wickets, 94 overs) 256Fall of wickets: 1-82, 2-119, 3-149, 4-149, 5-166, 6-190, 7-196, 8-205, 9-205.Bowling: I. Sharma 11-0-27-0 (nb-1), R. Ashwin 34-10- 59-2, J. Yadav 13-1-58-1 (nb-1), R. Jadeja 24-4-74-2 (nb-2) U. Yadav 12-3-32-4 (nb-1).
“I always remember back-to-school season as a kid, but l don’t ever remember going out to purchase a backpack. I didn’t get books, so for me, it was important to come and provide things that I knew were a necessity for these kids,” Jackson said. “The community should feel as if USC is its home.”When marketing the event, SOLID reached out on social media and email but wanted to make sure that even people who didn’t have access to technology at the event still felt welcome. Volunteers walked the streets handing fliers out to homeless individuals.Jackson’s mother Ida Herroan said she has lived in South Los Angeles for many years, but this type of community outreach is in many ways a new phenomenon signaling positive change.“What I see here is a great improvement on society,” Herroan said. “It gives [people] that boost in life. They can say, ‘I don’t have to stay in one place. I can move around in this universe.’”For DPS Chief John Thomas, this type of cooperation and community outreach is also a welcome change.“As someone who’s lived through the 1965 riots in L.A. and the 1992 riots in L.A., I didn’t see too many efforts that at the end of those traumatic and tragic incidents people worked with police and the community to bring about better working relationships,” Thomas said.Thomas stressed that DPS is accountable to the public and has a responsibility to prevent issues of mistrust.“I think if nothing else this was a genuine effort on the part of DPS and LAPD to work with the students to build a stronger relationship, and I hope at the end of the day that’s accomplished, and we start working toward the second annual fair.” Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarino This Saturday marked the first Unity Street Fair organized by USC’s Students Organizing for Literacy, Inclusion and Diversity.Bridging gaps · The Unity Fair welcomed more than 300 people at a park located at the intersection of Hoover Street and Adams Boulevard on Saturday. – Dasha Kholodenko | Daily TrojanThe event brought together USC students, community members, the Dept. of Public Safety and the Los Angeles Police Department. The event was hosted partly in response to allegations of racial profiling and misconduct after LAPD broke up a party of predominantly black students on May 4 of last year.The fair welcomed more than 300 people to the park at the Hoover Recreational Center at the intersection of Hoover Street and Adams Boulevard and was part of a summerlong collaboration among law enforcement, SOLID and multiple student organizations including the Black Student Assembly, the Black Social Work Caucus and USChange Movement.The fair featured a raffle of donated items, a disc jockey and various food options. The park housed different booths set up by organizations including SOLID and the Black Student Assembly. LAPD University Park Task Force also had a booth of uniformed officers who spoke with community members. DPS officers in uniform patrolled the event while others, including Chief John Thomas, came in plain clothes and mingled with guests.SOLID Executive Director Paul Young, a second-year graduate student in the School of Social Work, said the event coordinators hoped to emphasize a spirit of collaboration between law enforcement and the community that went beyond fighting for the students affected on May 4.“We wanted to have a different response,” Young said. “Instead of just advocating for that group we wanted to advocate for the neighborhood, for other students of color. We wanted to put together an event where we can show something positive can come out of the situation.”Selam Kidane, a second-year graduate student at the School of Social Work and member of the Black Social Work Caucus, said there is often a culture of fear surrounding law enforcement, but that dialogue is the key to making lasting changes.“I’d hope that more candid conversations can take place with the community and LAPD and DPS around some of the things that have happened that have scarred the community,” Kidane said.LAPD and DPS have been meeting with student organizations and have worked to change party protocol so that DPS officers will be the ones to act as first responders.Sergeant Jon Pinto of LAPD Southwest Division and the University Park Task Force said the task force, which patrols the area surrounding USC, has also held weekly meetings with DPS to create a unified set of policies to close parties and issue warnings.“We’ve been working with several organizations at USC to heal some of the concerns that the community has and to show the community and university that we’re working in partnership,” Pinto said.Makiah Green, a first-year graduate student in the master of professional writing program and student leader of the USChange Movement, said the purpose of the event reached further than just addressing the issue of parties.“There’s a huge misconception that this is about the party and it’s really not; it’s about the underlying racial biases,” Green said.Green said it was nice to see law enforcement interacting with the community, particularly children that came to the fair, but she still believes fostering a culture of trust will take time.“I feel like the officers and community members have been kind of segregated,” Green said. “I don’t necessarily know if the kind of communication we wanted to occur did but this is only the first event and a lot of people aren’t comfortable with the police, so I think as time goes on, we’ll be able to build those relationships.”SOLID co-founder Jacqueline Jackson, a second-year graduate student in strategic public relations and business fundamentals, said that demonstrating USC could care and provide for the surrounding community was key to the event’s success. Growing up in the Inglewood community not far from USC, Jackson said education was not readily available to her, and she took extensive steps to seek it out. In August of 2012, Jackson and Rikiesha Pierce founded SOLID with the goal of expanding the mile-and-a-half radius that USC serves.“We wanted to build an organization that reached out into the community and brought educational resources and that also brought opportunities to get closer to campus and meet USC students,” Jackson said.Community outreach also became a large part of Saturday’s fair. Jackson estimates the fair cost upward of $5,000, but various donors, including community members, alumni and DPS contributed funds, as well as raffle prizes, including more than 40 backpacks full of school supplies and 30 bikes.
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4 Mexico forward Raul Jimenez speaks to the press. Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Fallon d’Floor SUPERSTITION LU BEAUTY Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football 4 South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-Woo won plaudits for his saves against Sweden. misery Pure class 4 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers What the players are saying Jung Woo-Young (South Korea): “You can compare the two teams on paper, but we know we have to produce results that can [disprove] people’s predictions.“We just think about how we can stop Mexico from playing their style of game.”Raul Jimenez (Mexico): “We’ve seen South Korea’s matches. They are a quick opponent, they play well tactically and we should be ready for their counter attacks.“From the very beginning, our goal was to lead our group. If you want to become World Cup champions, you need to beat those in front of you. We have to show our best in each game.” Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Mexico celebrate their stunning win over Germany. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup South Korea star Jung Woo-Young speaks to the press. Key playerSouth Korea: Jo Hyeon-Woo may have ended up on the losing side against Sweden but pulled off one incredible save. He may need to be in similar form if they are to record a victory.Mexico: Hirving Lozano was the star against Germany, despite a tremendous overall performance from El Tri. He could be again, especially if he improves on his decision making in the final third. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song But who will come out on top in Rostov-on-Don? You can listen to talkSPORT to find out.Team newsThey didn’t show too many signs of it in the match but Juan Carlos Osorio has insisted his Mexico players are recovered from a flu bug which hit their camp ahead of the win over Germany.For South Korea, though, changes are expected but none have been force by injury to any players. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Predicted line-upsSouth Korea: Choo Hyun-Woo, Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-Soo, Kim Yiung-Gwon, Park Joo-Hoo, Lee Jae-Sung, Ki Sung-Yueng, Koo Ja-Cheol, Hwang Hee-Chan, Kim Shim-Wook, Son Heung-Min.Mexico: Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado; Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez.Where can I stream South Korea v Mexico?The match will be live on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you commentary from 4pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – South Korea v Mexico. diamond geezer Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Mexico brilliantly beat Germany in their opening game of Group D but now face an entirely different proposition in South Korea.Having lost to Sweden in their first game, the Asian nation will need a victory to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup You’re the one Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter NO JOY Shy guy Latest World Cup news Good times 4 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.