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Indonesians opt for secondhand cars amid slowing economy: Report

first_img“More than half of the respondents said they were thinking about buying a car within the next year, signaling great potential for the used cars market to grow,” said OLX Autos Indonesia CEO Johnny Widodo in a statement on Tuesday.OLX Autos, which was formerly known as, announced their rebranding on Tuesday as part of its further partnership with OLX Indonesia since its initial relationship in 2018.The partnership was said to broaden OLX Autos’ market in its offline and online platforms.    The used car industry, Johnny went on to say, would likely need two to three months to bounce back as demand returned. The automotive industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and the social restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus, which have dampened consumer spending and affected business activities.According to Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers Association (Gaikindo) data, domestic car sales fell by more than 95 percent year-on-year to only 3,551 units in May, a continuation of the downward trend seen since March.Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi previously said the “rock bottom” for car sales was seen in May, expressing hope that sales could start to recover as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) were relaxed in various cities nationwide.Automotive industry expert Bebin Djuana, meanwhile, observed that people in general were not thinking about buying cars because of the decreased need to travel, weaker purchasing power and the prioritization of other needs.However, he still saw opportunities for growth in the secondhand car market, as people did not want to be burdened with car loan payments during this time.Read also: RI auto industry remains attractive: Fitch Solutions“There is currently a downward trend in used car prices because automotive manufacturers are cutting their prices amid the pandemic-induced economic slowdown,” Bebin told Post on Wednesday.“But as showrooms are offering discounts and new cars come with insurance, there will still be competition between the used and new car markets.”He also observed that people were turning to online marketplaces to buy used cars, adding that such consumer behavior would become more common, especially during the physical distancing period.“However, used car sellers are sometimes reluctant to use online marketplaces as they want to get paid immediately. They do not want to deal with complex third-party payment gateways,” Bebin said. Topics : Editor’s note: This article has been revised to correctly state that the marketplace’s name is OLX Autos Indonesia. Indonesian consumers are opting to buy used cars instead of new ones as the COVID-19 pandemic dampens people’s spending power.Muhammad Rizqullah, who goes by Kiki, said he bought a used car last week after trying to find one since April. The 24-year old non-governmental organization (NGO) employee who lives in Jakarta admitted he also looked into buying a new car, but even with the discount offered by online marketplaces, new ones were still out of his budget.”I bought the car because used car prices have gone down due to lower demand,” he told The Jakarta Post via text message on Thursday. Private company employee Deka Komanda, 23, also chose a secondhand car because he could get a better model compared to a new car at the same price.Read also: Aftermarket auto companies weather pandemic through online sales”If you have the funds, it is time to buy a car as prices are going down during this pandemic,” he said.A study titled The “New Normal” of Indonesia Used Car Industry by classified advertisements website OLX Indonesia and its used car dealership OLX Autos Indonesia showed that 54 percent of survey respondents said they were considering buying a used car instead of a new one.last_img read more

Muslims begin downsized haj pilgrimage

first_imgWorkers, clutching brooms and disinfectant, were seen cleaning the area around the Kaaba, the structure at the center of the Grand Mosque draped in gold-embroidered cloth towards which Muslims around the world pray.Haj authorities have cordoned off the Kaaba this year, saying pilgrims will not be allowed to touch it, to limit the chances of infection.They also reported setting up multiple health facilities, mobile clinics and ambulances to cater to the pilgrims.The foreign press are barred from this year’s haj, usually a huge global media event, as the government tightens access to Mecca. “There are no security-related concerns in this pilgrimage, but [downsizing] is to protect pilgrims from the danger of the pandemic,” said Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi, Saudi Arabia’s director of public security.Pilgrims will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing during a series of religious rites that are completed over five days in the holy city of Mecca and its surroundings in western Saudi Arabia.Those selected to take part in the haj were subject to temperature checks and placed in quarantine as they began trickling into Mecca at the weekend.State media showed health workers sanitizing their luggage, and some pilgrims reported being given electronic wristbands to allow authorities to monitor their whereabouts. Topics : Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual haj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.The haj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is usually one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.But this year only up to 10,000 people already residing in the kingdom will participate in the ritual, a tiny fraction of the 2.5 million pilgrims from around the world that attended last year.center_img ‘Indescribable feeling’ Saudi authorities initially said only around 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom would be permitted for the haj, but local media reports say as many as 10,000 will be allowed to take part.Some 70 percent of the pilgrims are foreigners residing in the kingdom, while the rest will be Saudi citizens, authorities said. All worshippers were required to be tested for coronavirus before arriving in Mecca and will also have to quarantine after the pilgrimage as the number of cases in the kingdom nears 270,000 — one of the largest outbreaks in the Middle East.They were given elaborate amenity kits that include sterilized pebbles for a stoning ritual, disinfectants, masks, a prayer rug and the ihram, a seamless white garment worn by pilgrims, according to a haj ministry program document.”I did not expect, among millions of Muslims, to be blessed with approval,” Emirati pilgrim Abdullah al-Kathiri said in a video released by the Saudi media ministry.”It is an indescribable feeling… especially since it is my first pilgrimage.”The haj ministry said non-Saudi residents of the kingdom from around 160 countries competed in the online selection process but it did not say how many people applied.Some disappointed applicants have complained that the government-run lottery was not clearly outlined and that no reason was given for their rejection. Economic slump The haj ministry has fielded a deluge of anguished queries on Twitter from rejected applicants.But Haj Minister Mohammad Benten insisted the process was transparent, telling the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television that “health determinants” formed the basis of selection.Despite the pandemic, many pilgrims consider it safer to participate in this year’s ritual without the usual colossal crowds cramming into tiny religious sites, which make it a logistical nightmare and a health hazard.Even in a regular year, the haj leaves pilgrims exposed to a host of illnesses.The government scaled back the pilgrimage as it could be a major source of contagion, but the move will deepen the kingdom’s economic slump, analysts say.Saudi Arabia is already facing a sharp downturn in oil prices due to a collapse in global demand driven by national lockdowns, which triggered austerity measures, including the tripling of a value added tax and cuts to civil servants’ allowances.The virus has also battered pilgrimage-reliant businesses that support hundreds of thousands of jobs in Mecca, from travel agents to street barbers and souvenir shops.The haj and the year-round umrah pilgrimages together rake in some $12 billion annually.last_img read more

Paul H. Suttmann

first_imgPaul H. Suttmann, age 81 of Batesville, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born December 2, 1934 in Batesville, he is the son of Lillian (nee: Niese) and John Suttmann. Paul married Shirley Dickman April 15, 1961 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville. He was a member of St. Louis Church and was a factory worker at the Hill-Rom Co. for 44 years before retiring.Paul enjoyed many things throughout his life. He loved nature and the outdoors, especially spending time working in his large garden. During his younger years, he was raised on his family’s farm and enjoyed farming with his family. He loved to go bowling and he could often be found at McDonald’s in the mornings having a cup of coffee and talking to the people that where there. He loved watching The Weather Channel and talking in general to people about the weather. Paul loved to eat food no matter what type of food it was. He was an avid card player with 7up and Solo among his favorites and according to his family, he “Hated to Lose”! Paul’s true passion though was his family. He could often be seen driving around town with his wife Shirley and attending his children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s events over the years.He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters and sons-in-law Deborah and Terry Nobbe, Paula and Gerard Bosse and Beth and Mark Schutte, all of Batesville; son and daughter-in law Michael and Anne Suttmann of Batesville; sister Clarrisa “Chris” Adams of West Chester, Ohio; brothers Cletus Suttmann of Oldenburg and Albert Suttmann of Sacramento, California; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Michael Werner; sisters Alvina Herbert, Sarah Jones and Martha Wilhelm; brother Wilbur Suttmann.Visitation is Wednesday, June 29th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Batesville, with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CDLS) or the St. Louis Cemetery Fund. (Online condolences may be made at read more

Victorious Jurgen Klopp sets Anfield departure date

first_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeOnly Those Who Live In 1980s Know What It Is6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he intends to leave the club at the end of his contract in 2024. Klopp became Liverpool boss in 2016 and has guided them to the Champions League and Premier League title in consecutive seasons. It is the first time the club has been English champions in 30 years and they also claimed their sixth European Cup win. Klopp signed a new deal in December but said he wants to return to Germany in four years’ time. When asked how long he plans to remain in England, he told SWR Sport: “Four years in Liverpool [and then] do nothing for a year.”But in five years, the world can look very different.” During his first season at Anfield, Klopp lost in the League Cup and Europa League finals before losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2018.Advertisement However, the club has bounced back from those setbacks to become the reigning English and European champions. Klopp also led Liverpool to the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup this season. Klopp has never spent more than seven years at a single club with his spells at German clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. Read AlsoKlopp frustrated as Burnley end Liverpool’s home run Liverpool are still on course to set a new Premier League points record this season if they win their remaining three matches. The league champions travel to Arsenal on Wednesday before facing Chelsea next week at Anfield where they will lift the trophy. Klopp’s side finish the league campaign with a trip to Newcastle United. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Driver Don Gumke passes away in Arizona

first_img“He’s the reason I got into stock car racing back in the day,” said John Corell, who first raced with Gumke in a late model in the late 1970s. “I helped him build a car in my dad’s garage and we were best buds ever since.”  Nicknamed The Grinder, Gumke had followed the Dakota Classic Tour and was sixth in the IMCA Modified points race at Jamestown last season. Gumke had raced in Late Model and Modified divisions beginning in the 1970s, earning the respect of fellow competitors and a legion of fans.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown.  “Don was a racer’s racer. He was a good ambassador for racing for decades in North Dakota,” echoed Joren Boyce, who was beginning his own career when Gumke was already well established in the sport and became a customer of his Dakota Engine Builders shop. “It was exciting to see him back in a race car. He was always a thumbs-up, give you a smile kind of guy.” “Don was just a nice guy, pretty soft-spoken, friendly and competitive,” continued Corell. “Everybody took a liking to him.” center_img The long-time driver, businessman and former owner of his hometown Jamestown Speedway passed away in Somerton, Ariz. He was 66.  “I’ve known him since I started racing at 16. Don was a mentor to everybody. He had owned an engine shop and helped countless people get started racing,” Jamestown promoter Tim Baldwin said. “I’m going to remember him as a good person who did things the right way. He was a legend on and off the track.” A member of the club that had operated the speedway, Gumke was at the promotional helm there when it received two business of the year awards and continued to have a hand in track prep at Jamestown.  JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Don Gumke, a fixture in the North Dakota racing community for more than four decades, died Tuesday night.last_img read more

CAF Beach Soccer: LOC, SWAN Sign MoU on Publicity

first_imgThe Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Second CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the competition’s media operations and publicity.The signature ceremony was held at the secretariat of the LOC, at Eko Football House, Onikan in Lagos, yesterday afternoon, with the LOC Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi, and the SWAN President, Honour Sirawoo, signing on behalf of both bodies.While speaking at the occasion, Akinwunmi who also doubles as NFF’s First Vice President said the MoU was conceived towards achieving the stated objective of delivering the competition scheduled to open on December 13 at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos and making it the best ever held.He noted that the interface through the agreement was a landmark event in institutional relations for the good of the game. “The agreement entails the guarantee by the LOC of adequate and functional facilities for media and publicity operations while SWAN is to ensure maximum publicity with accurate and real-time reporting of the event to both local and international audience.“The agreement states that SWAN shall provide adequate and coordinated media coverage of the 2016 AFCON Beach Soccer Tournament, ensure adequate publicity before during and after the tournament, utilise the media to mobilise the public and handle the conduct of pre- and post-match interviews.“On its part, the LOC shall ensure the provision of access to the on-site media centre for accredited journalists, provide a workroom with desktops, laptops, printers, photocopiers, wireless fidelity (wifi), conference room and mixed zone for interviews, equipment support and other facilities to enhance the work of journalists,’’ Akinwunmi said.The tournament chief also added that the LOC wants the event to be world-class.“One of the ways to achieve this is through the media, as well as how the event is packaged and communicated to the public. I and my colleagues in the LOC are happy to interface with SWAN in this regard because it is high time we started interfacing properly.“We must grow our sports and interface in a different way from the past, to ensure accountability, responsibility and mutual respect,” Akinwunmi explained.“Members of our committee have expressed total support and commitment to the MoU. What we have signed may just be paper but the spirit of the understanding is what is important.“Over time, this will strengthen institutional relations. We will provide all that is needed by the media to perform. It is a Nigerian project and we expect the media to deliver to project Nigeria as serious and capable.”In his remarks, the SWAN President noted that the objectives of the association emphasise commitment to not just publicity but also the promotion of sports.He pointed out that in Great Britain as well as in other top sporting nations, the body of sports journalists work with the organisers of sporting events, sometimes as consultants, to ensure success, saying this is the new direction of SWAN.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

EPL on Citi FM: 7 dates to note down ahead of the new PL season

first_imgThe 2019/2020 Premier League will definitely start of in grand style with as many as 7 top six matchups in the opening 9 Game weeks. The fixtures for the new season were announced on Thursday, and sees a flurry of mouthwatering fixtures in the opening 9 weeks.Here are the seven dates you will have to pin on your calendar ahead of the upcoming season.August 11, 2019Manchester United vs ChelseaRivals Manchester United and Chelsea will finish off the round of fixtures in the opening week of the upcoming season. Chelsea earned a vital draw at Old Trafford the last time both teams met to help the Blues qualify for the UEFA Champions League at the expense of United.August 17, 2019Manchester City vs SpursThe champions Manchester City will play their first home game of the season against the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspurs.August 24, 2019Liverpool vs ArsenalThe Merseyside club thumped Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield last season, on their way to their best ever PL points haul of 97, only to be undone by Manchester City’s 98. Jurgen Klopp’ men will take on Arsenal in the third week of the new season.August 31, 2019Arsenal vs SpursThe first North London derby will happen in Gameweek 4 of the upcoming season at the Emirates. Spurs seem to have gained bragging rights as the top team in North London in the past few season, and Arsenal will love to set the record straight.September 21, 2019Chelsea vs LiverpoolAnother top six clash in Gameweek 6 will see Chelsea, without Eden Hazard, host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The game will be both teams’ second against top 6 opposition in the opening 6 weeks.September 28, 2019Man United vs ArsenalOle Gunnar Solkskjaer’s United will host Arsenal in their second game against a Top 6 opposition at the end of September. Both teams would enter the game, have started their Europa League campaigns so it will be interesting to see the sort of football these two sides will sell, in their quest to qualify for the champions League next season.October 19, 2019Man United vs LiverpoolThis fiery rivalry will resume in the 3rd week of October, with United hosting the first encounter.Having failed to beat Manchester City at home last season in a game that would have handed the momentum back to Liverpool in the Premier League title charge, the Jurgen Klopp’s men will be reeling when they descend on Old Trafford.last_img read more

Sabuto to act as King Faisal coach- Karim Grunsah

first_imgOwner and bank-roller of premier league side King Faisal Football Club, Alhaji Karim Gruzah has confirmed the appointment of Prince “Sabuto” Acheampong as interim head coach of the club until the end of the season pending the arrival of substantive manager Mallam Yahaya.Gruzah told Joy Sports “we endorse Sabuto to be head coach until Mallam Yahaya comes back.”Mallam Yahaya “has left his family abroad, so he is only going to see them and come back”, Alhaji Gruzah added.Two coaches will act as assistants to the interim head coach, according to the president of the club.“Samuel Owusu should be the first assistant so that the second team coach, Wazina Wajib will join them”.King Faisal currently lie ninth on the league table with twenty seven points from twenty games.last_img read more

Albert Pujols calls return to St. Louis ‘one of the best moments’ of his career

first_img Related News Albert Pujols is grateful for the standing ovations he received from Cardinals fans throughout the Angels’ series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.Pujols, 39, spent the first 11 years of his MLB career in St. Louis before joining Los Angeles in 2012. He was on the receiving end of cheers from the opposition this weekend throughout a series that began Friday.  Yankees trade rumors: New York will only move Clint Frazier for pitcher with ‘multiple years of control’ Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reportercenter_img Cardinals fans celebrated every time the 10-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and three-time National League MVP stepped to the plate. Fans in St. Louis chanted “ALBERT! ALBERT!” during Pujols’ at-bat in the 9th 👏— ESPN (@espn) June 24, 2019″This is probably one of the best moments of my career,” Pujols told reporters after the game, via The Associated Press. “I’m going to put it up there with the two World Series championships.” Both Pujols’ championships were won with the Cardinals, as were his MVP awards. Still, he said he was surprised by the fans’ reactions.”I wasn’t expecting this,” Pujols said. “These fans are unbelievable. “The Angels are 39-40 and sit in fourth in the AL West. Pujols is batting .233 and has hit 13 home runs so far in his 19th MLB season.last_img read more