Nine foreign students at East Java boarding school test positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe East Java and Magetan COVID-19 task forces traced the people Al Fatah students had been in contact with early last week after Malaysian health authorities announced on April 19 that 43 Malaysian students who had returned from the boarding school had tested positive for COVID-19.The Malaysian embassy in Jakarta has said it will repatriate the remaining Malaysian students in Temboro village. Read also: East Java boarding school undergoes rapid COVID-19 testing after Malaysia reports imported casesMuchlissun said the task force performed rapid testing on 305 students and that 31 of them had tested positive. In order to obtain more reliable results, the task force then took swab samples for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which confirmed that 16 of the students had the virus.   The foreign students, aged 16 to 28, are not able to leave Magetan yet, as they need to recover from the virus.The remaining seven students are from Lampung; Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara; Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi; Makasar, South Sulawesi; Temanggung, Central Java, and two are from Magetan itself. Muchlissun said surveillance for COVID-19 was still underway for Al Fatah students amid the quarantine and that recent rapid testing had found another eight students positive for COVID-19. He declined to give further details on the students.Al Fatah boarding school has more than 22,000 students, 2,000 of whom are foreigners, mostly from Southeast Asian countries. Al Fatah is also known as the local base for an Islamic group known as Jamaah Tabligh, whose members regularly travel far from their homes for months to preach Islamic teachings at mosques. The group has held events in Malaysia, India and South Sulawesi that have been linked to several COVID-19 cases in the areas.The provincial task force has said Al Fatah Islamic boarding school constitutes a severe red zone as it is a new transmission cluster in Magetan. Temboro village has been under strict quarantine since last week to contain the virus.The secretary of the East Java provincial administration, Heru Tjahjono, said on Saturday that 164 students from Al Fatah would be repatriated to Malaysia on Monday. “We will help transport them from Magetan to Juanda Airport in Surabaya,” he said. Magetan regency is the now fourth-hardest-hit region in East Java, after Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Lamongan.East Java has the third-most cases of any province in Indonesia with 785 confirmed cases and 87 fatalities as of Sunday.Topics : Eight Malaysian students and one Thai student from Al Fatah Islamic boarding school in Temboro village, Magetan regency, East Java, have tested positive for COVID-19 after contact tracing and quarantine measures were instated in the village following reports of dozens of students infected with the virus.The nine foreign santri (Islamic boarding school students) were among 16 students whose swab samples tested positive for COVID-19, Magetan COVID-19 task force spokesman Saif Muchlissun said.”This is the result of the first phase of contact tracing in Al Fatah pesantren [Islamic boarding school], which we ran after the Malaysian government announced a new cluster originated here,” he told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. last_img read more

Monk backs De Guzman for World Cup

first_img Press Association But with attacking midfielders of the calibre of Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Rafael Van der Vaart regular fixtures in Louis van Gaal’s selections, it could prove tricky for the 26-year-old to force his way into the reckoning for Brazil. Monk declared the Villarreal loanee man of the match at the Liberty Stadium, and said the versatile player, who has recently moved from central to a wide position, was the kind the Swans should sign on a permanent deal if they can. “He was our best player today,” Monk said. “He typified everything that I asked of the team for this week – not just on the ball, but off the ball. “The two goals that he got were special and very good finishes and he showed another string to his bow – that he can be asked to play in other positions. “I think if he continues to play like that he’ll give himself a very good chance of getting in the World Cup squad.” Monk said goalkeeper Michel Vorm often talks of the culture in the Dutch squad when he returns from international duty. “They talk about how the competition in that squad’s so high, the ruthlessness of the manager and what he wants, what he demands,” he added. “It’s going to be hard, but you (De Guzman) keep putting in performances like that and you’ll be giving yourself a very good shout.” If De Guzman does figure prominently in the Dutch World Cup campaign his value could soar, something interim boss Monk is well aware of. After the win over Norwich, he added: “I think after performances like that it’s something for the club to think about, but obviously that’s a conversation I have to have with the chairman, the player’s agent and the player himself. “At the end of the day, the player has to want to be here. I’m sure that conversation will happen very soon.” The on-loan midfielder has bagged five goals in his last nine games in all competitions, including a top-quality double during the 3-0 win against Norwich on Saturday. Canada-born de Guzman has eight caps for his adopted country Holland and played a minor role in their near-perfect World Cup qualifying campaign, making two starts and an appearance from the bench. Jonathan de Guzman could force his way into Holland’s World Cup plans if he keeps up his sparkling form, reckons Swansea boss Garry Monk. last_img read more

Women’s tennis set to battle the Bruins

first_imgUSC and UCLA might have one of the nation’s most heated rivalries, but USC coach Richard Gallien isn’t buying into the hype.“We want to tone down the USC-UCLA rivalry,” Gallien said. “Tennis isn’t a sport you play when you’re overly emotional. When emotions are too high that just makes it harder.”Breath of fresh air · Freshman Kaitlyn Christian has been a force for USC this season, and looks to continue her strong play at UCLA. – Murugappan Aroonachalam | Daily Trojan Coming off of a physically and mentally taxing bout with San Diego on Friday, the No. 15 USC women’s tennis team (7-1) will look to avenge last year’s two losses to the Lady Bruins.Led by  No. 1 singles player, senior Maria Sanchez, this USC team is a much more mature bunch than the previous group that was defeated by UCLA.Riding a 16-match winning streak, Sanchez has been a dominant force for the Women of Troy this spring, dispatching some of the nation’s top competition in the process, including four top-10 players.Despite her recent success, Gallien knows Sanchez’s journey is far from over.“Naturally, whoever she plays will be excited. Maria is a pretty grounded kid and isn’t caught up in it,” Gallien said. “It’s a neat deal and she has a lot more matches left. She knows the goal is to keep improving both [for] now and her professional career.”Sanchez will likely face off against No. 73 McCall Jones in the top singles match later today.A combined seven singles players are nationally ranked heading into today’s match, not to mention the five doubles teams who are also among the nation’s best.An interesting match slated for tomorrow is the third-slotted singles match, since both teams have been tinkering to find a stable player to man the spot.Although the Bruins have been known to move around their lineups depending on the matchups, Gallien’s squad has had very little movement among its top six spots.Junior Alison Ramos’ struggles, combined with the rise of freshman Kaitlyn Christian, have seen the duo swap spots in the singles lineup with Christian moving to No. 3 last week.UCLA most recently used its top-ranked player at the third position, No. 64 Andrea Remynse, but no matter who she plays, Christian will have her hands full keeping her hot streak going.Another possible thriller rests in the No. 5 singles match, where sophomore Valeria Pulido will put her eight-match winning streak to the test against probable starter No. 119 Carling Seguso, who has an 11-match winning streak of her own in play.Two storied programs, both of which are nationally ranked, are sure to produce fireworks. Add in the rivalry between USC and UCLA, and this match has significant implications.As always, though, Gallien wants to put the match into perspective.“They have an excellent, solid team from top to bottom. We have had some success there in the past despite last year’s hiccup,” he said. “[This year] we will be ready.”The match is set to start at 1:30 p.m. in Westwood, Calif.last_img read more

10 Qualities That I Admire In Others

first_imgThese are 10 qualities that I admire in other people. They are in order or priority, although that order can change from day-to-day, as circumstances dictate. Compassion: Compassion isn’t the same thing as empathy. It’s more than understanding someone else’s feelings. Compassion is selfless caring for another. Compassion requires action. That’s why it tops my list.Humility: I’ve seen first hand the power of humility. The people who are best with other people exercise humility. They treat all human beings with kindness and compassion, regardless of their station in life.Grit: People who tough out adversity by clenching their teeth and fighting through it are admirable. They don’t let adversity prevent them from succeeding; they use adversity as fuel. Their intestinal fortitude is enviable.Game: Some people are willing to give it a go. It doesn’t matter all that much what “it” is. They’re willing to try, even if they don’t know what they’re doing, and even if they recognize they’ll be way out over their skis. The courage to try is praise-worthy.Loyalty: The trust that someone will be there for you, that they’ll do right by you no matter what is a special quality. It’s even more so in an age where more and more relationships are transactional. Knowing you can count on someone, that they are faithful, is a quality worth emulating.Strength: It takes strength to stay true to your beliefs. It takes strength to say “no.” Strength is what allows those who have it to stand firm when it would be easier to bend (or break). The strength of character is what allows one to be true to themselves and others.Thoughtfulness: Thinking enough about someone else to do something nice—and maybe unexpected—is a too rare quality, and something worth developing. It’s old school, and it leaves a strong impression on who you really are.Sense of Humor: The ability to make people laugh is a super power. The ability to relieve the tension in the room through humor or connect with others can improve the outcome in different situations. It’s especially powerful when it isn’t forced. Self-deprecating humor is even more so.Comfortable In Their Own Skin: People who are comfortable in their own skin have a high enough emotional intelligence to realize what they are and are comfortable with that fact. The ability not to take stock in anyone’s judgment or opinion about who they are is estimable.Duty: The sense of responsibility to someone or something. This is the quality of “owning it” and doing impeccable work beyond anything that is expected of you. This is a too rare quality, and that’s what makes it noteworthy. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

House Passes NIDS Bill

first_imgStory Highlights The Prime Minister also cited Clause 41, which requires citizens to present their national identification (ID) number/card in order to receive goods or services from any public body. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, in his remarks before the passage of the Bill, sought to allay concerns regarding the enrolment of persons and the penalties for those who do not comply. The House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 21) approved the 168 amendments made by the Senate to the National Identification and Registration Bill, which seeks to establish a reliable identification system for Jamaica.A National Identification System (NIDS) is intended to provide a comprehensive and secure structure to enable the capture and storage of identity information for all Jamaicans.Each citizen will be provided with a randomised nine-digit National Identification Number (NIN), which they will have for life.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, in his remarks before the passage of the Bill, sought to allay concerns regarding the enrolment of persons and the penalties for those who do not comply.He noted that there is a maximum fine of $100,000, “but the judge can use their discretion, and I am expecting that the judge would. We have removed the option of imprisonment, totally removed it,” he said.The Prime Minister also cited Clause 41, which requires citizens to present their national identification (ID) number/card in order to receive goods or services from any public body.Mr. Holness argued that currently, persons have to present an ID to get any service from the Government.“But we have made sure to write in a protection in the event of health or something that is life-threatening or a natural disaster or a national emergency. Then, the system of presenting a national identification card would be suspended. So, we are not here trying to deprive the citizens of Jamaica of their rights,” he pointed out.“We cannot continue to look at the Jamaican State as the enemy of the people. I am not the enemy of the people, and it is time that we reject that idea. Yes, there must be strong voices to ensure that Government does not go astray, but we cannot start on the assumption that when we stand here to pass legislation we are passing legislation to deprive people of rights,” the Prime Minister added.The layered roll-out and management of the NIDS will be handled by a new agency, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), which will replace the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and provide more enhanced services.Roll-out of NIDS is slated to begin with a pilot project in January 2019, focusing on civil servants. The House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 21) approved the 168 amendments made by the Senate to the National Identification and Registration Bill, which seeks to establish a reliable identification system for Jamaica.last_img read more

Tent city ups pressure over housing on Yukon government

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt is summertime in the Yukon and campers are taking advantage of the government’s greenery.The lawn of the Yukon legislature is turning into a tent city with close to a dozen campers calling it home.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has more.last_img

Play one at a time

first_imgGet ready for a theatrical treat as Pierrot’s Troupe is back with some of its popular plays. Starting from June 26, five plays – Ghalib in New Delhi, Big B, KL Saigal, Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera and Cut…Cut…Cut – will be staged in the national Capital. Ghalib In New Delhi talks about Mirza Ghalib’s re-birth in 21st century Delhi, highlighting his trials, travails and tribulations. This rip-roaring comedy has the great erstwhile Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib, revisiting his beloved ‘Dehli’, now ‘Delhi’, in 2015 to witness and enjoy his posthumous fame. The Hindi-Urdu comedy written and directed by M Sayeed Alam will be staged at  Lok Kala Manch on June 28. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The play titled Big B will be staged on July 5 at the same venue. Big B is a dramatic version of Premchand’s short story Bade Bhai Saheb. It is based on two brothers – the ‘studious’ Kamta Prasad and the ‘sporty’ Samta Prasad. The play revolves around the desi gilli danda, hockey, cricket, history, chemistry, and geography. M Sayeed Alam has penned the script, while Niti Phool has directed the play.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe next act by the troupe will be KL Saigal. It is the only play based on the life, times, works and worth of the legendary singer, actor and the first superstar of Indian Cinema – KL Saigal. It is a virtual re-creation of good old years of Indian music and cinema. The play is dotted with the live recital of Saigal’s ghazals, dadras, thumris and film songs. Featuring Tom Alter and Yashraj Malik, the play will be staged on July 11 at Sri Ram Centre.  KL Saigal will be followed by Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera, which will be staged on July 12 at Lok Kala Manch. Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera recreates the last mushaera that took place at the historic Lal Qila (Red Fort), before the revolt of 1857. It brings together some of the greatest figures of Urdu poetry on one stage ­ such as — Ghalib, Zauq, Momin, Dagh, Tishnah, Sheftah and Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.  The last play to be staged by the group will be Cut…Cut…Cut directed by M Sayeed Alam. The play with its funny characters, hilarious situations, comic relationships and bizarre events promises a laughter riot. It depicts problems faced by a theatre group  in an amusing way. Cut…Cut…Cut will be staged at Lok Kala Manch on July 26.last_img read more

Emerald Waterways introduces guest loyalty club EmeraldEXPLORER

first_img Monday, April 9, 2018 Posted by Emerald Waterways introduces guest loyalty club EmeraldEXPLORER Travelweek Group VANCOUVER — Any clients sailing with Emerald Waterways should know that the river cruise line just upped its value proposition with the launch of a new customer loyalty program, EmeraldEXPLORER.A points system allows passengers to climb tiers with each trip taken to receive more benefits. All members of EmeraldEXPLORER, regardless of their tier level, receive member-only savings and offers on sailings as well as discounts on referrals to friends for both the referrer and the friend, advance notice of brochure releases, a subscription to EmeraldEXPLORER magazine, a complimentary piece of luggage and invitations to exclusive events.All Emerald Waterways guests will be automatically enrolled in the EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club upon completing their first sailing, and will earn points based on itineraries and cabin types.A guest sailing on any European cruise would earn between 140 points daily for a stateroom and up up to 190 points daily for a Grand Balcony or Owner’s One Bedroom Suite. Travellers earn loyalty points on all Emerald Waterways sailing in Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia as well on as the new Dalmatian Coast yacht cruises.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upAll guests will start at the Silver membership level following their first sailing, and move through the loyalty tiers as they accrue more points to earn additional benefits.Here’s a look at the program’s tiers:EmeraldEXPLORER Silver: With 1-4,999 points, guests earn $200 per person welcome home voucher toward any future sailing and a Silver Emerald Waterways backpack.EmeraldEXPLORER Gold: With 5,000-9,999 points, guests get $200 per person welcome home voucher and a Gold Emerald Waterways backpack and Gold Emerald Waterways backpack or satchel.EmeraldEXPLORER Diamond: With 10,000-24,999 points, guests earn $250 per person welcome home voucher and a Diamond Emerald Waterways backpack, satchel or sports bag.EmeraldEXPLORER Platinum: With 25,000+ points, guests earn $300 per person welcome home voucher and a Platinum Emerald Waterways backpack, satchel, sports bag or cabin case.Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways’ seven Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and exclusive charters on the RV Mekong Navigator and Irrawaddy Explorer in South East Asia, the MS Rossia along the Volga River and the Adriatic Princess II in Croatia.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaMeanwhile Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar and the Volga River in Russia.In 2018 Scenic is introducing what it calls the world’s first Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse, which will launch in August and take 228 guests on polar adventures as well as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, the Americas and Europe. A sister ship will launch in 2020.center_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Emerald Waterwayslast_img read more

Dream job alert Emirates now recruiting Canadians for cabin crew

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Tags: Emirates, Jobs Share Posted bycenter_img TORONTO – Emirates continues to grow at a rapid pace, and it’s looking for Canadians specifically to help service new routes on its expanding network.The world’s largest international airline, based in Dubai, is holding a Cabin Crew recruitment Open Day on Saturday, May 26 at 8 a.m. sharp at the Grand Hotel & Suites, Toronto (225 Jarvis Street). Emirates is looking for both women and men to fill new positions that have been created due to its continued growth, including the recent addition of new routes as well as additional aircraft.While no prior experience is required, there are a number of criteria that need to be filled in order to be considered. These include a minimum of 21 years of age at the time of joining, and an arm reach of 212 cm when standing on tiptoes. More information about requirements can be found at” alt=”last_img” /> read more