Stock falls capped at 7%, no pre-opening trade as IDX prevents steep drops amid global market rout

first_imgStarting Friday, the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will halt trading for stocks that have fallen 7 percent and will scrap pre-opening trade as it moves to safeguard the local market from steep drops amid a historic global market rout.The new rule, announced Thursday evening, changes a stipulation that had allowed all stocks to fall below 10 percent before facing auto rejection, in which the IDX’s trading system will automatically reject a bid lower or higher than certain a certain percentage drop or increase.The stock exchange will also suspend pre-opening sessions, which normally take place between 8:55 a.m. and 8:59 a.m., during which brokers can trade stocks prior to the real opening at 9 a.m. Topics : “ […]Looking at global stock market developments and the Indonesian stock market, which are facing pressures, due among others to the coronavirus COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Indonesia Stock Exchange is taking steps to minimize pressures on the Indonesian stock market […],” the bourse wrote in a statement.Read also: Indonesian stocks hit circuit breaker upon opening in second day of trading haltThe trade of Indonesian stocks hit the circuit breaker on Thursday as the IDX imposed a 30-minute trading halt following a 5 percent slump to 4,895 at 3:33 p.m., or around half an hour prior to the end of trading for the day.The new rule will maintain auto rejection for share price increases. Stocks priced between Rp 50 and Rp 200 can soar up to 35 percent before being automatically being rejected from trading. Stocks at Rp 200 to Rp 5,000 can rise up to 25 percent. Shares above Rp 5,000 each can gain 20 percent before auto-rejection.center_img The same rules are applied for newly listed stocks. A previous stipulation had allowed them to fall and drop twice the caps of regular stocks.The new rule comes after the IDX also issued on March 10 a new policy on trading suspension for the broader stock index.According to the policy, the bourse will halt stock trading for 30 minutes if the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), falls by more than 5 percent. If the index keeps falling to more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes.Trading will be stopped entirely if the JCI plunges deeper than 15 percent. The suspension can last for more than one day with approval or upon instruction from the Financial Services Authority.last_img read more

Row over refusal to wed gays

first_imgNZ Herald 3 January 2017Family First Comment: Apparently it’s ok to refuse to offer your services at a Donald Trump inauguration or event, but not at a same-sex wedding #gofigure #toleranceoftheleft  A retired pastor has been barred as a marriage celebrant because he won’t marry same-sex couples.Auckland pastor Barrie Baker, 65, is one of 22 people barred from becoming marriage celebrants in the past 15 months because they refuse to do same-sex marriages.Family First director Bob McCoskrie says the rejections breach their rights under the Bill of Rights Act to “freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief”.“It’s coercing and it’s bullying,” he said.But the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Jeff Montgomery, said independent marriage celebrants were bound by the Human Rights Act not to discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation.Labour MP Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill, which legalised same-sex marriages in 2013, exempted celebrants nominated by a church or other approved organisation whose “religious beliefs or philosophical or humanitarian convictions” do not allow same-sex marriage.But Baker, who conducted weddings as a pastor for Baptist and other churches for more than 25 years, is now retired and applied to become an independent marriage celebrant after a couple asked him to marry them.He was on a mission trip in Europe at the time and had to turn them down because his application led to a long exchange with the Internal Affairs Department culminating, after that couple’s marriage, in a rejection.“I’ve had three other people ask me to marry them. I said I can’t now,” he said.“I was surprised. There seemed to be no reason except there was blatantly a prejudice against those of a particular faith.“Marriage originally was a religious institution. Now it looks as if the institution has been hijacked by a minority, a radical minority.”Another rejected applicant, Christchurch Salvation Army volunteer shop assistant Lesley Erikson, 53, said she was “shocked” when her application was rejected because she would not perform same-sex marriages.Montgomery said the application form for marriage celebrants did not ask about same-sex marriages, but he had instructed staff to ask about it when they interviewed applicants.“When I am personally appointing independent marriage celebrants [it is to] provide a public service, so if the celebrant says when we ask in the interview that they are unwilling to provide service to anyone who is legally able to get married, including same-sex couples, then they will not be approved,” he said.He advised would-be celebrants rejected for this reason to join an approved church or organisation.“The easy option for them … would be to align with an approved organisation or to create their own organisation the same way as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster did,” he said.“I approved them [in 2015] on the basis that they had clear philosophical beliefs, albeit unusual ones, thus they were able to nominate marriage celebrants.”Wall said decisions on who could become marriage celebrants were entirely up to Montgomery.“It’s got nothing to do with my bill, it’s about how he is determining who is a suitable person to be an independent celebrant,” she said.Justice Minister Amy Adams, who is in charge of the Marriage Act, said the issue had not been raised with her until now. “I’ve asked my Justice officials for advice,” she said. marriage celebrants’ applications declinedRadio NZ News 3 January 2017READ MORE:’-applications-declinedCelebrant wants the right to refuse marrying same-sex couplesNewsHub 3 February 2017Lesley Ericson applied to be an independent marriage celebrant because she wanted to help couples with their special day. Just not same-sex couples.“I said no, I wasn’t [prepared to marry same sex couples], and I said, I hope that doesn’t have any effect on my application. I immediately got an email saying your application has been declined.”She was shocked.“I thought, you’re kidding me, there was nothing along the way indicating that it was going to be an issue”.The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages says she’s not the only one.“Twenty-two celebrants have been declined out of about 600 over the last year or so and Lesley was one of those because she was unwilling to provide services to same sex couple,” Registrar-General Jeff Montgomery says.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Education ministry awards 48 ‘distinguished master builders’

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Education ministry awards 48 ‘distinguished master builders’ by: – April 23, 2012 409 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Mrs. Jennifer Lafond presenting award to Mrs. Charlotte Joseph The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development hosted a retiree awards ceremony and dinner to honour and show appreciation to 48 teachers who gave over 30 years of service to the island.Education Minister Petter Saint Jean who referred to the retirees as “distinguished master builders” commended them for “dedication and commitment to the education of citizens”. “You became teachers to make a difference in the life of that little boy and that little girl. The impact on the life of your student is ever present in every nook and cranny of our beloved country; the achievement of this generation, today’s Dominica belongs to you. You are all well entitled to take credit for laying the foundation for the success of our beloved nation. I want you to feel proud, secure in the knowledge that your influence impacted positively on our Dominica”.Saint Jean also told the retirees how proud the staff at the Ministry of Education is of their work. “Clearly we are all very proud of you, we are proud of your lifelong work and your lifelong work with the children of Dominica. You all have been amazing teachers and educators, in fact you are the shapers, you are the builders of this nation. You have transformed human minds; you have transformed the spirit of Dominica”.He urged them to enjoy their retirement knowing that they have been “great artistes in the teaching profession, you have made lasting impressions on the world through the lives of the students you have taught and nurtured”.Meanwhile Chief Education Officer Stephenson Hyacinth commended the retirees for “upholding the standard of true professionalism” by demonstrating love and patience to all students, “preparing lessons and using “a variety of strategies to engage students in the learning process,” sacrificing their time to remain at school for PTA meetings or other school activities, and working together with parents to ensure that students “earn higher grades, perform better on tests, attend schools more regularly”.“You have served with distinction, you deserve our commendation and we salute and honour you as we say thank you. Excellence was your desired outcome and you were prepared to struggle up the rugged mountain until you reach success. Today look around you at the lives that you have touched, at those you have given confidence, at the doors you have opened and you look at some of the great singers, dancers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, journalists, news reporters and for some of you ministers of government who are serving the present age,” Hyacinth continued.The retirees; Melizia St. Aime, Clara Savarin, Sonia Christian, Meldora Lawrence, Helen Warrington, Josephine Jemmot, Glorine Thomas, Joyce Celestine, Augustina Francis, Carol Prosper, Catherine Larocque, Cynthia Morvan, Mariane Austrie, Mona Thomas, Judith Alick, Beverly Williams, Bernie Abraham, Margaret Romain, Irose Thomas, Merle Lawrence, Jane Cornelius, Charlotte Joseph, Judith Mitchel, Starry Williams, Athelstane Seraphin, Ann Joseph, Merle St. Louis, Angelina Martin, Gloria Webb, Theresa Hector, Allan Moise, Timothy Moise, Geraldine Timothy, Jualine Charles, Roslyn Fontaine, Mariane Austrie, Claudette Shillingford, Lucille Blackman, Marcella Severin, Arlington Burnette, Joyce Dupuis, Arthlene Douglas-Murdoch, Bentley Royer, Vyleen Royer, Cynthia Bernabe, Lucina Lafond-Charles, Clementina Liverpool-Paul, Isa Dorsette were treated with cocktails, serenaded with music by Fatima Noel, Kishon Florent, the Sisserou Singers and Asher Thomas and served with dinner.[nggallery id =162]Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img read more

‘Jealous’ wife stabs woman to death

first_imgThe suspect voluntarily surrendered tothe Escalante City police. She was now detained and charged./PN The 40-year-old Mary Ann Cristal ofBarangay Washington, Escalante City stabbed to death Josephine Lucero ofBarangay Mabini, Escalante City, a police report showed. Police investigations showed theincident happened around 12:10 p.m. on Dec. 28. Lucero sustained fatal stab wounds onthe body. She was rushed to the Dr. Vicente Gustilo Memorial District Hospitalin Escalante City where the attending physician declared her “dead on arrival.”center_img Bacolod City – Jealousy apparently drove a woman to kill her husband’ssupposed mistress in Barangay Balintawak, Escalante City, NegrosOccidental.  Cristal reportedly accused his husband– whose name was not mentioned on the report – of having an affair with Lucero.last_img read more

WV nearing milestone 100 COVID-19 cases

first_imgSome patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Here’s the breakdown of cases: Aklan, six; Antique, 14; Capiz, five; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo Province, 18; Negros Occidental, two; Bacolod City, nine; Iloilo City, 16; and repatriates, 29. The results were released yesterday afternoon. They were subjected to repeat tests on May 11 after it was learned they had exposure to a fellow repatriated overseas worker who tested positive for the virus, according to Pulmones. ILOILO City – There are now 99 patients of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western Visayas. Of the region’s 99 cases, 14 are currently hospitalized, five on home quarantine, and 28 on facility quarantine. In initial tests conducted on May 2, the two were negative from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Two more positive cases were confirmed yesterday by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 – a 36-year-old male from Valladolid, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 98) and a 27-year-old male from Bago City, also in Negros Occidental (Patient No. 99).center_img People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales./PN The 29 repatriates were from Aklan (one), Antique (three), Guimaras (two), Iloilo province (four), Negros Occidental (seven), Bacolod City (two), and Iloilo City (10). COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. The patients – both overseas workers who returned home on April 28 – were asymptomatic but put in isolation in Negros Occidental quarantine facilities, according to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of DOH-6’s Local Health Support Division. Pulmones said 42 patients have so far recovered but 10 died.last_img read more

Funk is first at Canyon Speedway Park Father’s Day Classic

first_imgBy Lonnie WheatleyPEORIA, Ariz. (June 20) – Garrett Funk was first to the World Vapor IMCA Modified checkers during Saturday night’s fifth annual Father’s Day Classic at Canyon Speedway Park.Funk rallied from the 12th starting position to capture his firs local feature win on the year, taking the checkered flag ahead of 15th-starter Shawn Zelenka.Joey Moriarty, Mike Strobl and Jason Noll rounded out the top five.last_img

SEIMA Project Delayed For Covid-19

first_imgSOUTHEASTERN INDIANA – The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association has made the difficult decision to delay the SEIMA Project (Inspiring Local Music ) by one year.The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association’s plan, at this time, is to begin making announcements about the schedule for Video Auditions in the Late Summer and Early Fall of this year (2020). These announcements will be in preparation for us to start receiving your Video Auditions in January of 2021. Be watching and listening to all Social Media including Radio and Community Functions starting then. Please remember that these Video Auditions will be for Instrumentalists and/or Vocalists who live in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley or Switzerland Counties in Indiana.There is also an important change in the SEIMA Project criteria. That change is to increase the “years of age” range by 1 year, making it 14 – 19 years of age for the auditions. It is important that no one is excluded due to the circumstances that have affected us all and everyone has an opportunity for the performances and cash award given.SEIMA will keep in touch with To those musicians who have already made contact to enter and encourage all to audition for our “2021 SEIMA Project and will make every effort to reconnect with you and keep that helping hand out. Please visit SEIMA’s website at and use their Email and phone number information for questions, updates and more information. Stay well and keep pursuing your passion for the art and performance of music.last_img read more

Michael Settles

first_imgMichael E. “Mike” Settles 40, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away Saturday August 22, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born June 2, 1980 in Cincinnati, OH, son of Michael E Settles Sr.and Lottie (Holt) Settles.He worked for Amazon. Mike enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing, tinkering on cars, listening to music (The Beatles, and Hank Williams Sr. were favorites.) Mike was an avid Reds and Bengal’s fan. He was also an animal lover. His cats, Tigger and Benny, were current favorites. Mike was a very caring and helpful person. When his mom became ill, Mike came to live with her to help her out during that time. Mike’s most treasured time was spent with friends and family.Michael is survived by his loving parents, Michael E Settles Sr.of Aurora and Lottie (Holt) Settles of Greendale, IN, brother, Jeff (Angel) Ramseyer of Erlanger, KY; siblings, Tracy Thesing of Aurora, IN, Amy (Myron) Kilburn of Friendship, IN, Stacy (James) Stanton of Friendship, IN; paternal grandmother, Kathleen Settles of Lawrenceburg, IN; Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.Friends will be received Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 8:00 pm, following visitation, with Mark Tanner, officiating.Donations will be used to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Watford hires new manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Watford appoint new head coach Pearson overwhelmed by fans support after Watford sacking Watford sack Manager Nigel Pearson Watford has hired Nigel Pearson as manager in the hope his experience of an English Premier League relegation struggle can ensure the team’s survival.The team has won only once in 15 matches this season and sits at the bottom of the standings, leading to Quique Sanchez Flores being fired less than three months into his second spell as manager.The 56-year-old Pearson has been hired until the end of the season but won’t be in charge for Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace.Pearson ensured Leicester stayed in the Premier League in 2015 when the team’s prospects looked bleak.He left before the team’s improbable run to the title a year later.He arrives at a Watford side eight points from safety.“Nigel is an impressive coach and comes with all of the experience and success we believe can have a very positive impact on our season,” Watford chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury said. “It’s been a pleasure spending time listening to the passion with which he talks about the game.“His enthusiasm, organisation, and motivation will, I’m certain, prove essential in driving the team forwards and upwards over the coming weeks and months.”Pearson’s most recent job was at Oud-Heverlee Leuven.“I’d like to thank Hayden Mullins for stepping in to coach the team on an interim basis. He is fully deserving of everyone’s gratitude,” Duxbury added.“Tomorrow gives the perfect opportunity for Nigel to be officially introduced to our supporters as Hayden leads the team in the quest for a very important three points.” Tags: Nigel Pearsonlast_img read more

Loyola-Chicago looks to extend streak vs Valpo

first_imgTEAM LEADERSHIP: This game represents an Illinois homecoming for Crusaders sophomore Javon Freeman-Liberty, who’s averaging 19.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals this season. He’s been complemented nicely by Donovan Clay, who’s recording 8.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. On the other bench, Cameron Krutwig has averaged 15 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists while Tate Hall has put up 13.1 points.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Ramblers have allowed just 57.9 points per game to conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 63.4 per game they allowed in non-conference play.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Krutwig has been directly responsible for 51 percent of all Loyola of Chicago field goals over the last five games. The junior big man has 33 field goals and 24 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Valparaiso is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 12-6 when scoring at least 63.TWO STREAKS: Valparaiso has dropped its last four road games, scoring 64.3 points and allowing 74.5 points during those contests. Loyola of Chicago has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 68.2 points while giving up 51.2. Loyola-Chicago looks to extend streak vs Valpo DID YOU KNOW: The tough Loyola of Chicago defense has held opponents to 60.7 points per game, the 13th-lowest mark in Division I. Valparaiso has allowed an average of 72.3 points through 24 games (ranking the Crusaders 231st).___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditValparaiso (12-12, 5-6) vs. Loyola of Chicago (15-9, 7-4)Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Loyola of Chicago looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Valparaiso. In its last six wins against the Crusaders, Loyola of Chicago has won by an average of 11 points. Valparaiso’s last win in the series came on Feb. 19, 2013, an 85-76 victory.center_img Associated Press February 7, 2020last_img read more