Health Ministry has doctors, nurses observed after death of Singaporean in Batam

first_imgAccording to Tjeptjep, AA died when he was still a suspected coronavirus patient. His test results were negative, but Tjeptjep said there was a possibility of flawed results from the test. Therefore, rigid measures were still being taken to observe the people who were in contact with AA.“There might be errors. We’re only human. If one of these 33 people tests positive, the others will be quarantined,” Tjeptjep said.AA was buried in Batam in a closed funeral on Wednesday evening, four days after his death.According to the police, the funeral took place at Sambau Cemetery in Nongsa, Batam, Riau Islands.Batam City Health Agency head Didi Kusmajadi told The Jakarta Post on Friday that AA was buried in Batam four days after his death due to administrative problems.Read also: Batam quarantines 15 people who had close contact with Singaporean COVID-19 patientsDidi denied allegations that AA’s funeral took place in Batam because Singapore refused his remains.“Singapore should not refuse their citizens, but due to a family decision, he was then buried here,” Didi said.“There were efforts from the consul to facilitate the transfer of the remains to Singapore, but he was then buried in Batam,” Didi said.He also said that AA’s funeral was held in accordance with official rules and procedures.The head of Commission II of Batam City Council, Hendra Asman, said that he had recommended that the Batam administration temporarily close ferry links between Batam and Singapore until the outbreak ended.“We will discuss the possibility of temporarily halting the ferry trips to and from Batam and Singapore as a manifestation of our seriousness in responding to the outbreak,” said Hendra. (gis)Topics : The Health Ministry has ordered the Riau Islands Health Agency to observe those who were in contact with a person referred to as AA, a 61-year-old Singaporean who died in Batam after showing symptoms similar to those of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirty-three people are under observation, including doctors and nurses who had treated the patient.AA died in an isolation room in Batam Indonesia Free Zone Authority Hospital (RS BP) on Feb. 22. The patient died after having been treated in the isolation room for two days. Riau Islands Health Agency head Tjeptjep Yudiana told The Jakarta Post on Monday that he had received instructions from the Health Ministry. “The 33 people [who were in contact with AA] have been observed and have undergone specimen tests, including the doctors, nurses, room service staff and drivers who helped him,” Tjeptjep said.Read also: BREAKING: Three people in Singapore latest to test positive for COVID-19 after visiting IndonesiaAA’s wife and two daughters, who are Singaporean nationals, are also under observation, Tjeptjep added.“His wife and daughters are not quarantined but are still being monitored,” he said.last_img read more

Buyers drawn to a touch of nature near CBD

first_imgDarshan Naik and his wife Misha Desai weren’t considering a new build when they first decided to enter the property market.Originally they wanted to buy an existing four-bedroom house with a large yard that was close to the city, but they quickly realised the homes within their price bracket needed substantial renovation.Ellendale is located just 12km from the Brisbane CBD. Picture: SuppliedAfter searching unsuccessfully for more than a year, a change in mindset to instead build their own home led them to discover their dream location, Ellendale at Upper Kedron.They secured a 1900sqm block of land where they could build the type of home they had always dreamed of.While there are a range of block sizes to choose from, Mr Naik said securing the large block of land allowed them to build the four bedroom, three and a half bathroom house they wanted and still have plenty of land left over.Ellendale is a new masterplanned community by Cedar Woods, which backs onto the South D’Aguilar National Park in Upper Kedron. The estate has 91 hectares of recreation and green space, which covers about 40 per cent of the overall site. The leafy community has a village-like atmosphere and is only 12 km from the Brisbane CBD.Around 40 per cent of the Ellendale estate is green space. Picture: SuppliedA trip to the display village, where they could explore a variety of home designs from some of Queensland’s top builders, was enough to convince Mr Naik and Ms Desai that this would be their future home.“(Before that) We were only finding houses that were a lot older and then you weren’t really paying for the house, you were paying for the location of the block of land,” Naik said.They could have spent $900,000 on a house that needed another $150,000 worth of renovations and still not ended up with their dream home.“So, we thought if we are going to spend that much we might as well build something and get exactly what we want, instead of having to compromise,” Naik said.When you’re building new, you don’t have to compromise on inclusions. Picture: SuppliedThe decision to build new not only meant their home would require less maintenance over time, but it also gave them the flexibility to choose a floorplan and interior design they loved.With Ms Desai working at Spring Hill and Mr Naik working at Eagle Farm, the location was also a major consideration. From Ellendale, there are a number of roads into the CBD, and the Ferny Grove rail station is only 2.5km away.“We are only 12km out of the city but it feels like you are miles away (from the bustle of the city) when you are home,” Naik said.There are new neighbours building in the same street, which adds to the growing community spirit.“We know there will be that strong community side of things, there will be a lot of young families, and that is the stage of life we will be in soon,” Naik said.The smart design of the estate as well as the proximity to nature has proven a drawcard for a multitude of buyers.The community’s smart design means increased accessibility for its residents. Picture: SuppliedNot only does it back on to the National Park, but there is a playground within 50 metres of Mr Naik’s home and other parklands planned for future parts of the estate.“It is nice to have neighbours who have young kids, and it’s nice to have a backyard for (our future) kids to grow up in. There are a lot of facilities, the school is nearby and we have two little shopping centres nearby.”Cedar Woods’ Senior Development Manager Peter Starr said, like Mr Naik and Ms Desai, buyers found the flexibility and relative affordability of building a new home at Ellendale appealing.“There are a lot of advantages to building a new home, such as the ability to customise your floorplan from day one to ideally suit your family and the way you want to live,” he said.“When you buy an existing home you can buy existing problems, requiring significant cost and maintenance.  With a new home everything is fresh – inside and out – meaning you spend more time enjoying and less time maintaining or renovating your home.”Ellendale’s playground has been designed for kids of all ages. Picture: SuppliedNew homes are generally more sustainably designed to suit the Queensland climate, which Starr said makes the home nicer to live in and can lead to energy savings down the track“Now is also a great time to buy at Ellendale, with Cedar Woods providing a building bonus of up to $20,000 for a limited time to help get purchasers into a new home sooner.“In addition, our first home buyers have the opportunity to further boost their deposit with government grants, such as the $15,000 First Home Owners’ Grant and Federal Government super savings initiative.”  The Ellendale Display Village is open Saturday to Wednesday from 11am to 4pm at 324 Canvey Rd, Upper Kedron. It features homes with the latest building styles and trends and offers visitors a view to how they can maximise their living space at Ellendale.last_img read more

Masud Sadiki and Jade Orchid among performers at SKABA’s Sugar Creole Basketball Festival this weekend

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet NewsSports Masud Sadiki and Jade Orchid among performers at SKABA’s Sugar Creole Basketball Festival this weekend by: – November 9, 2011 35 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share The St.Kitts Amateur Basketball Association is in the final stages of preparation for their weekend basketball event labeled “Sugar Creole Basketball Festival 2011”. The weekend event had it’s named coined as a result of the combination of islands that will be mainly represented including Dominica which is known for Creole and it’s Creole festival and St.Kitts which is known for it’s Sugar and now it’s Sugar Mas. The weekend festival will not only feature a series of games and match-ups between local teams including the St.Kitts team and the Dominica National team but it will also feature various performances by local artistes and performers. Headlining will be Masud Sadiki who will be performing during the halftime period of the match Dominica vs St.Kitts on Sunday evening. Sadiki is expected to put on a performance that will not only feature himself but also a group of young up and coming performers that he is grooming and mentoring . Along with Sadiki will be Jade Orchid who are a local group with a distinct Caribbean pop flavour. The weekend will also feature a halftime modeling show by the Movado Modeling Agency and a folklore presentation on Saturday during the half time period of the match Dominica vs SKABA Champions Ghuat Bucs.“This weekend is all about merging sports and entertainment to bring a truly exciting experience to the fans who have supported basketball and sports in general over the years,” said an Official of the Weekends’ Organising committee.“Not only will persons have an opportunity to see the tallest and biggest man in Caribbean Basketball in former NBA Player Garth Joseph but they will also have an opportunity to get a glimpse of SKABA’s best players matching their skills with the best players out of Dominica. Also with performers like Masud Sadiki and Jade Orchid the Dominicans will no doubt experience a musical treat that they will be able to travel back to their island and talk about for months and years to come,” the official continued.The Dominica National Team will arrive on island on Thursday and will be hosted by the ECCB Staff Association on Friday before they engage in their first match-up against the “A’ Division Champions the Challengers Exodus at the Challengers Hardcourt at 9pm. The match is expected to be punctuated by a Jam session with the Small Axe Band. The Dominicans will then face the SKABA Champions Ghaut Bucs on Saturday at 8pm at Basketball City. This will be preceded by a match between St.Kitts and Nevis at 6:30pm. Then on Sunday the Dominica National Team will play St.Kitts at 8pm preceded by a game between Exodus and Young Legs (Inner City League Champions).The games will also see many give-aways and the association is also preparing to reveal something very special to the fans.The games are also expected to be streamed LIVE on the internet compliments E-caribbean and InSKN.com. Therefore persons overseas will be able to view the shot for shot action from the comfort of their homes.Press Releaselast_img read more

Beckendorf outruns IMCA Modified foes at Kossuth County’s Gary Harken Memorial

first_imgFeature winners at the Harken memorial, held during the Kossuth County Fair, included from left George Nordman, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod; Chad Palmer, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car; and Brandon Becken­dorf, IMCA Modified. (Photo by Greg Grabianowski)By Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 4) – The rest of the IMCA Modified field couldn’t catch Brandon Beckendorf, who raced to one of four $1,000 paydays at Kossuth County Speedway’s Gary Harken Memorial.Jesse Hoeft was the early leader before Beckendorf took over the top spot on the third lap. The Danube, Minn., driver did not give up that spot once out in clean air as just a single yellow, just before midway of the 20-lap feature slowed his trip into victory lane ahead of fast closing Tad Reutzel.The win put Beckendorf of the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Hard charger Jeremy went from 13th starting to third.Also taking home $1,000 checks from the Kossuth County Fair show were Chad Palmer in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Chanse Hollatz in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and George Nordman in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Derek Green and Elijah Zevenbergen were engaged in an entertaining battle until the final lap of the Stock Car main, when they got together coming out of turn two and Palmer sped past to earn the victory.Hollatz took the Hobby Stock lead following a lap three restart and stayed in front to the finish, becoming the eighth different driver to win a feature in the division at Algona this season.Alex Smith, Gerald Curry and the ninth starting Nordman slowly reeled in leader Alec Fett as the Northern SportMod feature progressed, with Nordman taking the lead with just five laps to go.The Mach-1 Sport Compact feature went green, white, checkered as Oliver Monson took charge at half­way and motored to his sixth local victory of the season.Feature  ResultsModifieds – 1. Brandon Beckendorf; 2. Tad Reutzel; 3. Jeremy Mills; 4. Jesse Hoeft; 5. Ben Kraus; 6. Nick Meyer; 7. Ben Schultze; 8. Cody Knecht; 9. D.J. Shannon; 10. Jeff Feaster; 11. Rob Hughes; 12. Loren Pesicka Jr.; 13. Mark Noble.Stock Cars – 1. Chad Palmer; 2. John Wiemann; 3. Calvin Lange; 4. Kellie Schmit; 5. Dan Hanselman; 6. David Wickman; 7. Craig Berhow; 8. Roger Tripp; 9. Derek Green; 10. Elijah Zevenbergen; 11. Kevin Opheim; 12. Chad Lonneman; 13. Laura Curry; 14. Dan Mackenthun; 15. Bruce Wickman; 16. Wayne Landheer.Hobby Stocks – 1. Chanse Hollatz; 2. Bryant Johnson; 3. Bryce Sommerfeld; 4. Brandon Nielsen; 5. Josh Sidles; 6. Gary Pesicka; 7. Jamie Weishaar; 8. Phil Lusson; 9. Jay Sidles; 10. Kyle Sidles; 11. Myles Koob; 12. Zack Smidt; 13. Chelsea Heldt; 14. Chad Krug; 15. James Burns; 16. Connor Smith; 17. Christo­pher Krug; 18. Mike Schadendorf.Northern SportMods – 1. George Nordman; 2. Alex Smith; 3. Gerald Curry; 4. Alec Fett; 5. Jake Simp­son; 6. Alex Schubbe; 7. Doug Cook; 8. Jeramie Faber; 9. Kent Haugland; 10. Matt Looft; 11. Nate Albrant; 12. George Gilliland; 13. Kevin Wiemers; 14. Colby Fett.Sport Compacts – 1. Oliver Monson; 2. Kaytee DeVries; 3. Lucas Parsons; 4. Justin Nielson; 5. Brad Mayland; 6. Jay DeVries; 7. Jacob Tacheny; 8. Ashlee Kelly; 9. Auggie Halverson; 10. Max Heimbuch.last_img read more

WWE Wrestling World Wrestling Championship: Bajrang Punia settles for silver in Budapest

first_imgNew Delhi: Arjuna awardee Bajrang Punia settled for silver in the 65 kg category of the World Wrestling Championship after losing to Japan’s Takuto Otoguro in the final at Budapest on Monday night.The 24-year-old Bajrang lost to 19-year-old Takuto Otoguro 9-16 in a 65kg gold medal bout, in which the Japanese proved to be technically superior to the Indian.Read more | Supreme Court verdict on nationwide ban on firecrackers ahead of Diwali todayHowever, even in the defeat, Bajrang created history for the country by becoming the first Indian to win two world championship medals, having clinched a bronze in the 2013 edition.Also Read | Four-time World Cup winners India Blind Cricket Team set to create more historyPunia had also won the gold medal in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games earlier this year. For all the Latest Sports News News, WWE Wrestling News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Faf du Plessis to captain SA in all three formats

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Faf du Plessis was appointed South Africa’s One Day International captain yesterday in place of AB de Villiers, giving him the top job in all three formats of the game.The 33-year-old was first the captain of South Africa’s Twenty20 team and stepped up to replace de Villiers as Test skipper in December. He has played 43 Tests, 113 ODIs and 36 T20 internationals for his country.“He has established himself as one of the best leaders in world cricket and this was reflected in his appointment as the captain for the World XI currently engaged in the T20 Series against Pakistan,” said a statement from Cricket South Africa’s chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat.du Plessis’ first series in charge of the ODI squad will be at home against Bangladesh next month.de Villiers stood down as ODI captain last month after a six-year spell but remains available for selection.last_img read more

Police investigate deaths of six members of Haitian family

first_imgBloox Pierre-Louis with wife Maggie Montreuil and two children The police in Haiti have confirmed that the bodies of six members of a family were found in a house in Charrier, in the second communal section of Cap-Haitien on Sunday.The Spokesman for the National Police of Haiti, Divisional Inspector Anasey Dorival, said the PNH had been alerted by neighbors who were concerned on not seeing even a single family member leave the house in recent days.He said on arriving at the scene, the police found the six bodies and have since identified them as Bloox Pierre-Louis and his wife Maggie Montreuil, their two children, Ray and Blooma Pierre-Louis, a niece Michaëlle Elvécius and a brother of Mrs. Montreuil, Tonny Montreuil, who was scheduled to return to the United States on Monday.Commissioner of the Government of Cap-Haitien, Ferney Charles Saint Juste, beleives that they were probably poisoned.He said the bodies had been turned over to the medical examiner and that the police judicial department has opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of their deaths.The police said that no one has been arrested in connection with the deaths.last_img read more

Rockies’ three-game sweep puts LA Dodgers’ clinching party on hold

first_imgDENVER >> Forget the formula for calculating magic numbers. If the Dodgers win one of their next four games, they will clinch the National League West. If they don’t, it’s time to panic.That’s the simple reality facing the Dodgers after a 12-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies, the anticlimactic conclusion to a three-game sweep at Coors Field. The San Francisco Giants also won Sunday, narrowing their deficit in the division to six with seven games to play.The Giants host the Dodgers in a four-game series beginning Monday. San Francisco needs to sweep the series to avoid being eliminated on its own field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Wood at least kept the game close until the Rockies chased him with two singles to lead off the sixth inning. With reliever Pedro Baez on the mound, Colorado scored three times to turn a 6-4 lead into a 9-4 romp.The Dodgers squandered some magnificent chances to put away the last-place team in the National League West. All they had to show for their 14 hits were four runs, 12 runners left on base, and a 4-for-20 performance with runners in scoring position.Joc Pederson made a rookie mistake when he took a wide turn around third base after a throwing error behind him, and was thrown out by Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario to end the second inning. It was a mirror image of a play Friday in which Carl Crawford was thrown out after taking a wide turn around first base.Maybe the most devastating blow came in the fourth inning, when D.J. LeMahieu beat Howie Kendrick’s throw from second base to avoid a potential inning-ending double play. The next batter, Nolan Arenado, clubbed a three-run home run off Wood to put Colorado ahead for good.“That’s what really ended up hurting us, not being able to convert that one,” manager Don Mattingly said.Looking beyond this week, Wood had become a solid candidate to start a potential Game 3 in the National League Division Series. He made a pair of strong starts at home against the Rockies and Diamondbacks coming into Sunday’s start, pitching efficiently and deep into each game.But neither Wood, Brett Anderson nor Mike Bolsinger did anything to help their cause in the three games against the Rockies. The Dodgers’ de facto 3-4-5 starters (in some order) combined to allow 18 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings at the most hitter-friendly park in baseball.Rockies starter Chris Rusin (6-9) limited the Dodgers to four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings.Mattingly verbalized the glass-half-full approach, saying “the best thing about where we’re at right now is we don’t have to look at the scoreboard. We just go play. We really can’t be in a much better situation than we’re in right now.”They would be better off, of course, by having clinched a playoff berth and uncorking their stockhold of champagne before they boarded a plane for San Francisco on Sunday night. At least the Dodgers won’t have to wait long if Zack Greinke, who leads all major league pitchers in winning percentage, wins his anticipated Monday night matchup with Jake Peavy.“My favorite quarterback in the NFL is Aaron Rodgers,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “Last year they started 0-2 I believe. He got on the radio and said, R-E-L-A-X, spelled it out for the Packer fans. They lost in heartbreaking fashion, hopefully that’s not where we’re headed, but it worked — he was just making sure that everybody knew where we’re going.“The road’s gotten a little bumpy the last week or so but we can still see the finish line. We’ve got a couple good guys pitching the next two nights. We’ll take our chances.”***Dodgers infielder Corey Seager said the “heavy legs” that kept him from the starting lineup in two of the three games over the weekend felt better Sunday. However, the rookie doesn’t expect they will go away completely before the season is over. “We don’t ever get enough time to fully recover,” he said. Seager was one of seven rookies, plus a minor league trainer, who dressed up as professional wrestling figures for the annual rookie costume day.center_img Sound impossible? The Dodgers were 4-2 at Coors Field this season before losing all three games this weekend. They are 0-6 this year at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.“It’s pretty embarrassing to come here and get swept this late in the year,” Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood said.Wood, who was roughed up for eight runs in 5 1/3 innings, called the sweep a “real big wake-up call.”“It’s time to turn it on,” he said. “We’ve got to go in and play good baseball. They’re a good ballclub.”last_img read more

Misimović: BiH World Cup hopes are high

first_imgBiH will welcome Greece next week for a crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifier, reports FIFA.comThe pair’s latest match in Greece ended in a 0-0 stalemate in a qualifier for Brazil 2014 last October, but it was a result with which the Bosnians were left content, having secured a first point against their rivals in a major competition. Leading Greece at the group summit on goal difference, Bosnia-Herzegovina are now looking to strengthen their grip on the section with a maiden victory in the return, with skipper Zvjezdan Misimović confident of upstaging the familiar foes this time around.“It is truly a crucial match for us,” the 30-year-old midfielder told FIFA.com in a recent exclusive interview, “Greece are key contenders alongside Slovakia in our group and they are a team we want to defeat most. A home win against them will definitely boost our confidence as well as our qualifying hopes. I can’t wait for the game.”“We have a good group, or in fact, it couldn’t be better,” continued the German-born player, who is his country’s second highest goal-scorer with 25 international goals. “There are top-quality players in our team and with the strong support from our fans as well as the FA, our chances of qualifying for our first World Cup is great.”It is little wonder that Misimović is in confident mood, considering his eye-catching showings during their campaign for Brazil 2014 thus far. Misimović was twice on target as they routed Liechtenstein 8-1 in the qualifying opener last September, before grabbing another brace in their 4-1 thrashing of Latvia.While paying tribute to the whole team for their amazing run so far, Misimović singled out Manchester City forward Edin Džeko for his inspiring display.“Our star players have done their job well and especially Džeko,” he said of the team’s top-scorer, who completed a treble against Liechtenstein and most recently had a hand in two goals as they hammered Lithuania 3-0. “He is a good goal-getter and I believe he can help the team go through to Brazil 2014.”Despite faith in the team, Misimović is aware that the rest of the campaign will be far from easy. Having bowed out in their first three FIFA World Cup bids, they came so close on the road to South Africa 2010, progressing to the play-off only to be edged out by Portugal 2-0 on aggregate. To prevent the agony repeating itself, Bosnia-Herzegovina must, says Misimović, focus on winning each game to progress as group winners.last_img read more