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Minister suggests ‘the rich’ should marry ‘the poor’ to reduce Indonesia’s poverty rate

first_imgCoordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy has suggested the country’s rich people should marry those from low-income families, arguing that such cross-class marriages can contribute to reducing the national poverty rate. Muhadjir said that in Indonesia — the country with the world’s largest Muslim population — religious teachings on “looking for an equivalent match” for marriage had been often misinterpreted.“What happened if poor people are looking for other poor people [for marriage]? There will be more poor households. This is a problem in Indonesia,” Muhadjir said in his opening speech at the National Health Work Meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday.  Read also: Indonesian children who grow up in poverty earn less as adults, study showsIn Indonesia, however, issuing a fatwa is not the duty of a religious affairs minister as a fatwa is normally issued by Muslim organizations, including the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), after comprehensive studies by the Fatwa Commission or religious experts who have competence in the relevant areas.In addition to the fatwa, Muhadjir also proposed a premarital certification program, under which couples who were not yet economically stable but sought to get married must receive a pre-employment card from a program launched by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.Muhadjir said that such a premarital program, which he claimed had been implemented by several countries such as Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, would push down the rate of new poor families in Indonesia.“The goal is that after marriage, the couples will form economically stable households,” said Muhadjir.The World Bank has recently reported that approximately 115 million Indonesians, 45 percent of the country’s population, have yet to achieve economic security and the lifestyle of the middle class.However, it also mentioned that Indonesia had made progress reducing poverty over the past 15 years, pushing it down to less than 10 percent, and the middle class had grown from 7 percent to 20 percent of the population during the period.Jokowi said in his inaugural speech in October last year that he had a vision to transform the country into a developed country with a gross domestic product among the top five in the world and a near-zero percent poverty rate. (syk)Topics : Citing government data, the former education and culture minister said the number of poor households in the archipelago was roughly 5 million.“The number of Indonesian households is 57.1 million, 9.4 percent or 5 million of which are categorized as poor. If added to the near-poor households, it is about 16.8 percent or about 15 million households,” Muhadjir said as quoted by said the increase in poverty was also in line with an increase of illnesses such as stunting. Therefore, he continued, issuing a “fatwa” to require such cross-class marriages could be a solution.Muhadjir suggested Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi issue a fatwa ordering that “the poor are required to look for the rich [for marriage] and the rich should look for the poor”.last_img read more

South Yorkshire scales back currency hedge as fund returns 5.7%

first_imgIts 10.7% property exposure saw returns hit 13.3%, slightly below benchmark but enough to convince the fund to increase allocations to the asset class.In the fund’s annual report, fund director John Hattersley said the investment team became concerned after fixed income and equity failed to provide the risk/return trade-off the fund desired.“As the belief grew that neither fixed income nor equity markets appeared to have adequately priced in the potential downside risks to their valuations, the allocation to property was added to,” he said.Private equity, a relatively new asset class for the fund, continued to perform well, as returns reached 7.9%. It now allocates 4.7% of its overall portfolio to this asset class.“The fund did more than survive,” Hattersley said. “It actually performed quite well despite it being a period through which being a successful buyer and a seller was not easy.“The world is neither monolithic nor stagnant, and the fund adapted its strategy as the situation evolved.”The fund also revealed it was curtailing its currency hedging programme as the scheme began its triennial review at the end of March this year.It began preliminary work on pre-empting the results of its triennial valuation, which means it needs to ensure the investment strategy remains workable with actuarial assumptions.“The valuation took longer than expected to finalise,” Hattersley added.“We will probably concentrate on re-jigging the fund’s allocation to corporate bonds and absolute return funds.”The fund’s asset value rose from £5.2bn to £5.5bn after successful investment performance.In March 2013, the scheme had a funding level of 76% on an actuarial basis. The £5.5bn (€6.7bn) South Yorkshire Pension Fund returned 5.7% over the year to 31 March 2014 as it slowed its currency hedging programme to accommodate its triennial valuation.The local authority fund, which provides defined benefit (DB) pensions to council works in Yorkshire’s southern most county, made significant returns on European and US equities, which form part of its 40.3% international equity portfolio.Those holdings returned 17.2% and 10.4%, respectively, but its overall international portfolio returned 4.4% due to losses in Pacific ex Japan and other economies.The pension fund manages its equity portfolios actively, and in-house, since setting up an internal management team in the 1980s.last_img read more

Helen Marie Stille, 71

first_imgHelen Marie Stille, 71, of Greensburg, passed away on December 26, 2017. Helen was born on September 7, 1946 in Greensburg, the daughter of Robert and Lenora (Wilkerson) Bainbridge. She was a 1964 graduate of Greensburg High School. Helen went on to nursing school. She worked for Decatur County Memorial Hospital and the Multi Medical Clinic for over 50 years until her retirement in 2011. On February 26, 1966 she married Butch Stille and together they had two children Kim and Rick. Helen was a member of the Historical Society in Greensburg and the United Methodist Church. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed reading, needlepoint and she loved animals.Survivors include: Husband- Butch Stille; Daughter- Kim (Bernie) Meyer; Son- Rick (Jennifer) Stille; Grandchildren- Courtney (John) Crowe, Logan Meyer, Bailey Meyer, Ezra Stille, and Lyric Stille; 3 Great Grandchildren; Sisters- Margaret (Don) Herbert and Jane (Dick) Herbert.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral at 12:00 pm. Rev. Dan Richwine will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Argonauts Set for GSC Tournament

first_img May 2, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – On Apr. 11, West Florida was 3-7 in conference play and in next-to-last place in the Gulf South Conference East Division. Since then, West Florida is 11-3 in their last 14 games and the Argonauts have claimed the second seed from GSC East Division. West Florida will look to continue their late season momentum at this weekend’s GSC Tournament at the Greenbrook Softball Complex in Southaven, Miss.Second seed West Florida (34-23) will face GSC West third seed Henderson State (26-13) in the first round at 11:45 a.m. CST. This is the first meeting this season between the two teams. The regular season game on Apr. 15 at the GSC Crossover was rained out.West Florida is 32-14 all-time at the GSC Tournament with three championships in 1998, 2004 and 2005. West Florida’s 32 GSC Tournament wins are tied for fourth-most in conference history. West Florida has won at least two games at every GSC Tournament since 2002.Nicky VanCamp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC) leads the West Florida offense with a .310 batting average. VanCamp is batting .500 (8-16) in her last six games with four extra-base hits and two RBI. Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC), the reigning GSC East Division Player of the Week, has totaled seven of her 23 RBI over the last six games.Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest HS) leads the Argonauts with a 17-8 record in the center circle. Walton, the reigning GSC East Division Pitcher of the Week, has won her last six starts and has only allowed one earned run in her last 35 innings as a starter. Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) is 15-13 on the season with a conference-high 35 appearances and 230 strikeouts.Henderson State enters the tournament on a six-game winning streak. The Diamond Reddies are second in the conference with a .327 batting average and third with 54 home runs. Three Diamond Reddies are in the top ten in the conference in batting average: Jeaniel Pati (.430 – 2nd), Kelcie Glidden (.409 – 5th) and Tori Gast (.403 – 6th). In the center circle, Henderson State has posted a team earned run average of 3.04, the fifth-lowest in the conference.West Florida leads the all-time series, 5-1, but Henderson State won the last meeting, 4-3, in eight inning in the quarterfinals of the 2006 GSC Tournament. The two teams also met twice at the 2004 GSC Tournament.Follow all of the Argonauts action at the GSC Tournament with “live stats,” live broadcasts and live video on the softball page of Also, read the thoughts of West Florida softball players during the tournament with the GSC Tournament blog, also available on the softball page of Print Friendly Version Share Argonauts Set for GSC Tournamentlast_img read more

Hoosier hunter charged in illegal killing of 20-point buck

first_imgDubois County, In. — Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting that a Dubois County man has been convicted of illegally taking what most hunters would consider a buck of a lifetime.Mark Gill, age 56, of Holland, harvested a non-typical 20 point buck with more than 200 inches of antler during the 2016 season after already taking a buck earlier that archery season. This violated the state of Indiana’s one-buck rule.As part of his plea agreement with the Dubois County Prosecutor’s office Gill’s hunting license privileges will be suspended for a period of two years, he will serve 100 hours of community service, be on probation for 540 days and pay $741 in fines and court costs including a $500 replacement fee.It was determined that Gill caped out the second harvested buck of the 2016 season and froze it until the 2017 season before checking it in. By doing this he provided false information to Indiana’s deer harvest information system.Because of his Indiana hunting license suspension, Gill will be entered into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact. This is an agreement that recognizes suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in 48 member states. The only states not currently in the violator compact are Massachusetts and Hawaii.Gill pled guilty to unlawful taking of a white-tailed deer (Class B Misdemeanor) and providing false information to a check station (Class C Misdemeanor).The TIP (Turn In a Poacher) program, which is a way for anonymous callers to provide information about wildlife crimes, was used in this case. The program has local origins, having been started by what is now the Dubois County Sportsman Club in the early 1980s. It eventually transitioned to a state program providing monetary reimbursement for information leading to an arrest. During the 2018 calendar year, TIP received a total of 277 reports.To report future wildlife poaching or pollution you can call 1-800-TIP-IDNR or submit an online form.last_img read more

Emma Weiler Competes At Trump Doral Nationals In Miami

first_imgThe week of July 22nd Emma Weiler from Batesville High School competed in the Optimist International Golf Championships at Trump Doral National in Miami, Florida.  Emma earned her way to the Miami by shooting a qualifying score in both the regional and district events earlier this summer.The regional event was held on 6/5 at North Branch Golf Course and the District event was held at the Deer Creek Golf Club on June 6/15.  Weiler was able to win both events while shooting below the minimum score to qualify for the international competition.  In Miami, Emma shot scores of 83-89-83 to finish 35 overall at the international competition.Emma said her favorite part of the competition was the chance to play with players from around the US and other countries.  She was paired with girls from Texas, Colorado, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.  Emma and her family would like to thank Angel Gauck-Belter, Mike Woodward, and the Optimist Club for helping with the event, including sponsoring her to reduce costs for the trip to the international competition.If you would like to learn more about the Optimist Golf Competition you can find information at. read more

Barbara E. Walter – Sunman

first_imgBarbara E. Walter, of Sunman, was born on May 15, 1942 in Cincinnati, a daughter to Emmett and Ruth Kelley Jones. She married Paul Walter and he preceded her in death 1999. Barb’s love in life was taking care of the home; raising her six children and cooking. She attended Sunman Bible Church and enjoyed going to church, doing crafts, shopping, traveling, playing bingo and spending time with her family. Barb met everyone with a smile on her face and a kind word, even when she was struggling with her cancer. On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the age of 77, Barb passed away at her residence with her loving family by her side. Those surviving who will cherish Barb’s memory include her two daughters, Lorene (Dennis) Reed of Milan and Julene (Tony) Schneider of Osgood; two sons, Joe (Darlene) Walter of Osgood, and Richard Walter, of Sunman; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Dweyer, Sandra (Angel) Dorame, and Mary Corral, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Paul and Karen. Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society at the funeral home or online at To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Barb Walter.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. and burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.last_img read more

Fulham close in on Stekelenburg

first_imgFulham are closing in on Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg with Mark Schwarzer’s future at Craven Cottage looking increasingly uncertain. Fulham manager Martin Jol has moved for Stekelenburg as negotiations to extend Schwarzer’s five-year stay in south-west London stalled. The Australian, who nearly joined Arsenal in 2010, admits he could be playing elsewhere next season. “There’s no new developments, there’s no new discussions, there’s no nothing. I’m confident my club situation will resolve itself one way or another,” he said. “Something will be sorted out – I’ve got no worries about that. I’ve got no idea at this stage where I’m going to be. I’m open to anything.” Franco Baldini, the Serie A club’s sporting director, has revealed that a deal has been struck with the Cottagers for 30-year-old Dutch stopper Stekelenburg. “I went to London for the sale of Stekelenburg at Fulham,” Baldini told Corriere dello Sport. “There were questions to be answered, but I closed a deal subject to the usual conditions.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more