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first_imgKunaifi, his wife and his two children were admitted to the quarantine facility on May 16, soon after they landed in Jakarta. According to Kunaifi, physical distancing was not properly implemented in the building as people were packing into elevators and gathering in large crowds.“Inside the elevator, shoulders meet shoulders. My family and I are terrified that we have to physically touch people who have just come from the worst-hit COVID-19 countries,” Kunaifi wrote. It was impossible, he said, to wait until the elevator was empty because the site was “too crowded and new people keep coming”.He said people had to collect food on their own from the first floor, where no physical distancing was being maintained.As the amount of food was inadequate, some residents were left with empty stomachs. “As a family of four, we only got two portions for sahur [predawn meal] today. We didn’t get any food for dinner,” Kunaifi wrote on Tuesday. Another repatriated citizen named Bella, who requested anonymity, corroborated accounts of the dire situation at Tower 9. The 27-year-old had returned from visiting family in Europe and was quarantined from May 14 to 18. She was in the first group of repatriated citizens to be quarantined at the facility.“I tested negative [for COVID-19], and all I thought was that I should do a 14-day self-quarantine at home. But then the officials took my passport, and I was taken to a quarantine facility by military personnel without getting any detailed information,” she told The Jakarta Post.She explained that two or three people were grouped randomly in one room with a shared bathroom. “We were all suspected of having COVID-19. No one could tell whether someone carried the virus or not.”“There were two occasions when I didn’t get any food,” Bella recalled. “There was no soap in the bathrooms, and there was no sanitizer liquid in the so-called quarantine facility.”Anna, 24, a migrant worker returning from Singapore, has been quarantined in the facility since May 14. She will stay there at least until her swab test results are returned.“My condition is good, but the facility’s condition has worsened day by day,” Anna said on Wednesday. “I can’t take a bath nor can I go to the toilet because there’s been no running water since morning. Also, there’s not enough drinking water,” she said.She added that hundreds of people gathered in a crowd on the first floor of the building on Wednesday to obtain their swab test results, ignoring physical distancing procedures. “We were told to gather to find out on our own whether our test results were available or not.”Responding to the situation, COVID-19 Emergency Hospital Joint Force deputy commander Brig. Gen. M. Saleh said that Tower 9 had only opened on May 14 and was not fully ready to receive such a high number of repatriated citizens.More than 1,000 repatriates came to the facility on the very first day it was opened, he said. “Within less than a week, the facility had received 2,158 returnees to be quarantined,” he said.Saleh said that Tower 9, which was designated for repatriated Indonesians, was under the management of the Health Ministry’s Port Health Authority (KKP). Therefore, he said, the facility was different than the towers in Block D10 in Kemayoran Athletes Village, which were used as an emergency COVID-19 hospital.Saleh claimed the condition at the facility had been gradually improving and said he appreciated all the suggestions that had been given.“I also demand all people [in the quarantine facility] adhere to the health protocols, with or without official orders,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday.Topics : Repatriated Indonesians who have been quarantined for suspected COVID-19 infections in Tower 9 of Block C2 of the Kemayoran Athletes Village in North Jakarta have reported inadequate facilities in the tower, which is housing more than 2,000 citizens.Government data shows that Block C2 has three towers, including Tower 9, with a combined capacity of 1,932 rooms. Block C2, now  called Pademangan Athlete Village, is separate from Block D10, where the Kemayoran Athletes Village emergency COVID-19 hospital is located.The recently opened quarantine facility for repatriated citizens came under scrutiny after a postgraduate student named Kunaifi, who had returned from the Netherlands, wrote a lengthy complaint on Tuesday about his quarantine in the 24-story building.last_img read more

first_imgSeparately on Monday, a man was charged with assault for shooting a demonstrator in Seattle after he drove his car up to a march and was surrounded by protesters, according to King County jail records.Nikolas Fernandez was captured by a bystander’s video shooting a protester who had reached into his car. The protester was hit in the arm and treated at a hospital.Fernandez quickly exited his vehicle and brandished a gun, then dashed through the crowd and turned himself over to police who were monitoring the rally.Fernandez is being held on a $200,000 bond. Virginia prosecutors said on Monday a man facing charges for driving his pickup truck into racial equality protesters is a local leader of the Ku Klux Klan.Harry H. Rogers, 36, was charged with assault and battery, malicious wounding and felony vandalism, the Henrico County police department said in statement on Monday.The statement says Rogers on Sunday night drove through a crowd blocking a street near Richmond, Virginia, and protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody. One person was hit by Rogers’ vehicle, but not seriously injured. Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement on Monday that Rogers “by his own admission and by a cursory glance at social media, is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology.”The Richmond CBS TV affiliate WTVR aired archive footage it had of Rogers from past years, wearing KKK robes and waving a Confederate flag.Taylor said prosecutors were investigating to see if hate crimes should be applied to the case.It was not immediately known if Rogers has an attorney.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThis house, named Laurent, at 44 Reading St, Paddington, was designed by Joe Adsett and recently sold for nearly $4m. Picture: Scott Burrows. BEFORE: The front of Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before he redesigned it. Photo: BEFORE: Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before he redesigned it. Photo: AFTER: The new indoor/outdoor living area after the house was redesigned.The house is almost finished, but Mr Adsett said it would take another few months for the finishing touches to be made to the fit-out.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoRecords show Mr Adsett and his wife, Hayley, bought the property for $2.665 million in November, 2017. MORE: Broncos skipper signs new agent Joe and Hayley Adsett with their son Julian. They now have two children. Picture: Claudia Baxter.It was originally a mid-century home on a huge 1200 sqm block comprising three lots, but has now been transformed into a three-level, six-bedroom masterpiece with the help of Graya Construction.“There was a lovely house there, but it was just orientated in the wrong direction and we just couldn’t work with it,” Mr Adsett said.“We’ve certainly designed it to be very particular to our own brief.“I’ve designed houses for myself which were stepping stone houses, but this was really looking at the 10 year play.” BEFORE: The living area leading to an outdoor balcony at Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before he redesigned it. Photo: AFTER: The kitchen in the house after it was redesigned.With two kids aged three and five, Mr Adsett said he and his wife wanted a family home.“It’s not designed to be a trophy house — it really is a family home,” he said.“It is a big house, there’s no mistake about that, but it’s designed for lifestyle.”The Adsetts spent a few years looking for the right property before they found 18 Kitchener Road.“We really wanted a block of land that was elevated, flat, large and a square block,” Mr Adsett said.“It’s very rare to find a big, square block. Rectangular blocks are limiting, whereas a square block allows for these types of houses.” The new Boyd residence, as envisioned by Joe Adsett, will be built by Graya Construction. Source: Facebook/Graya.But for the past year, Mr Adsett has been working on his biggest project yet — his dream home in Ascot called ‘Boomerang’ after its signature ‘L’ shape.The three-level home is currently being filmed to appear on the Foxtel television series ‘Grand Designs Australia’.“When you’re advising for clients or a developer, it’s very easy to be objective and … make decisions, but when it’s yourself you can sit there and say; ‘what is it I actually want?’” Mr Adsett said.“I could do it 10 different ways — which way do I like the best?”center_img AFTER: An aerial shot of the house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot, before it was redesigned. Photo: BEFORE: The outdoor area at the original house. Photo: The house at 18 Kitchener Road after the rebuild.ARCHITECT JOE ADSETT’S TIPS FOR MAKING A HOUSE A HOME*Orientation – design the living spaces to face north-east*A flexible floorplan – the Adsett house has six bedrooms, but all could be converted to other spaces if preferred*Privacy – Separate the master bedroom from the kids’ bedrooms*Man cave – a big garage underneath the house*Emphasis on family lifestyle – indoor/outdoor living areas to make the most of Brisbane’s climate and put pools and tennis courts close to the house so that they are easy to access. AFTER: The front of Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s house after he redesigned it.Other recent projects include ‘Laurent’ at 44 Reading St, Paddington, which recently sold for $3.98 million, a house on a 215 sqm block in Small St, Teneriffe, which fetched $1.9 million despite the tiny lot and another property at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington, which has just gone under contract for $2.35 million. Brisbane architect Joe Adsett’s new house at 18 Kitchener Rd, Ascot.HE has designed showstopping houses for some of Queensland’s fussiest clients, but Joe Adsett’s toughest brief yet has been his own. As one of Brisbane’s leading architects, Mr Adsett is renowned for bringing Queenslander homes into the 21st century with his multimillion-dollar, contemporary creations for high profile clients.He is currently designing a new dream home for NRL star Darius Boyd and his wife, Kayla, that will be minutes from Suncorp Stadium. RELATED: Buyers swooping in to snap up dream homes fast AFTER: The outdoor area and tennis court at the new house.The ‘L’ shape of the house is a trend Mr Adsett has been incorporating in many of his new projects because of the emphasis it places on indoor/outdoor living.“It’s a very classic kind of style,” he said.“The Romans were doing courtyards, so it’s been around a long time, but definitely the contemporary interpretation of these kind of old housing forms is something we look to run with.“We’ve gone with a lightweight timber box floating over a stone base and the upper level is really light like a nest.”Intricate baton work has been used to recreate the Queenslander style.Mr Adsett said his wife, Hayley, had been instrumental in helping him design their dream home. “So many of the decisions around the materials and the experience of the house have come from her input,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgThe South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will host a Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Workshop on March 20, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.The workshop will be held at the SCDNR Marine Center located at Ft. Johnson in Charleston, South Carolina.The BIG program provides grant funding to construct, renovate, and maintain tie-up facilities with features for transient boaters in vessels 26 feet or more in length.Examples of eligible infrastructure that may be funded include floating docks, fixed piers, breakwaters, fueling stations, and dockside utilities.The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, administers the National Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG) in South Carolina.[mappress mapid=”24933″]last_img read more

first_imgBatesville Dirt Road Basketball Tournament Pool PlaySunday  (1-19) 6th grade:Batesville 35, Connersville 29Batesville 50, Franklin County 29Batesville 50, National Trail 235th grade:Richmond 44, Batesville 22Batesville 32, Connersville 28Batesville 36, Centerville 214th grade:Connersville White 26, Batesville 14Batesville 45, Milan 43rd grade:Batesville 51, North Decatur 6Batesville 63, Milan 112nd grade:Franklin County 20, Batesville Blue 15Batesville Blue 22, East Central 12Franklin County 20, Batesville White 10Rushville Black, 20 Batesville White 18Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.last_img

first_img Press Association Higgins discovered he had 15 clubs in his bag – one more than permitted – on the first hole of a play-off in Local Final Qualifying at North Berwick on Tuesday, the two-shot penalty ending his hopes and seeing opponents Gareth Wright and George Murray progress. The 40-year-old explained in his regular column on that he felt his five-under-par total had little chance of being good enough, so had therefore dried and stored his equipment – including a spare rescue club – in his car. “I couldn’t believe it but (I) was delighted to see the way things were panning out as I moved up the leaderboard and became more confident that I could get one of the spots available in the play-off,” Higgins wrote. “I decided to go (to) the range to warm up again and hit a few balls. I just took (a) driver, mid iron and wedge. It was still raining really hard so I kept the rain cover on my bag. My caddy for the day, Monty, a local man that knows North Berwick like the back of his hand, had done a great job all day and was up for the play-off. “We headed for the tee. I hit a good tee shot and good second to about 15 feet. I was hunkered down reading my putt when the thought suddenly came into my head, ‘F***, did I take that other rescue out of the bag?’ “I stood up and felt a bit sick in my stomach as I walked over to the bag to check. And there she was looking up at me! B****x’ “It was a horrible thing to happen but I have no-one to blame only myself. I guess the excitement/adrenaline rush of getting another opportunity to play in the greatest golf event in the world clouded my judgement and I made a mistake.” center_img Ireland’s David Higgins has accepted full responsibility for the blunder which cost him the chance of a place in the Open Championship at Muirfield.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a big blow to President Trump immigration policies ruling Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S.The decision is a big legal defeat for President Donald Trump on the issue of immigration, which has been a major focus of his domestic agenda.The ruling said the government failed to give an adequate justification for ending the federal program. The administration could try again to shut it down by offering a more detailed explanation for its action, but the White House might not want to end such a popular program in the heat of a presidential campaign.BREAKING: The Supreme Court overturns Pres. Trump’s decision to end DACA.— ABC News (@ABC) June 18, 2020last_img read more

first_imgFOUR matches will be contested tomorrow when play in this year’s edition of the Ralph Green/East Bank Football Association Under-11 League continues at the Grove Playfield.Defending champions Agricola Red Triangle will open their quest to retain their crown when they take on Herstelling Raiders FC from 09:00hrs which would be followed half an hour later by a clash between the teams from Diamond – United and Upsetters who will be making their debut.Diamond United sit at the top of Group A following their 2-0 win in the first match of this year’s league last week at the same venue against Mocha Champs.Ronald Adams and Jarrell George will be hoping to continue their goal-scoring form against the new kids on the block.In Group B play, Grove Hi Tech will also be aiming to make it two of two when they oppose Friendship from 10:00hrs. Friendship ended last year’s inaugural league in fourth place behind Grove (3rd) in their first year as a member of the EBFA and no doubt will be fancying their chances of going a step further this year.The final match tomorrow will see a clash of the Linden/Soesdyke Highway teams when Kuru Kururu Warriors match skills with Highway United. An entertaining day of action awaits football fans.Group ATeams                                                     P              W            L             D             GF           GA          GD          PointsDiamond United                      1              1              0              0              2              0              +2            3Mocha Champs                       1              0              1              0              0              2              -2             0Agricola Red Triangle             0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0Herstelling                                               0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0Diamond Upsetters                 0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0Group BGrove Hi Tech                        1              1              0              0              5              0              +5            3Samatta Point K/ville               1              0              1              0              0              5              -5             0Friendship All Stars                                0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0Kuru Kururu Warriors             0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0Highway United                    0              0              0              0              0              0              0              0last_img read more

first_imgAFTER gaining the support of Guyana Lottery Company through its Let’s Bet Sports brand, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will resume its season when they bowl off four Internal Zone 100 balls 2nd Division tournaments.Following the internal zone tournaments, an overall Berbice Championship will be played which will see the respective Zone champions battle for the overall title.On Sunday, matches will be played at every ground across the ‘Ancient County’.Fixtures are as follows:Zone ‘A’ teams:1. Blairmont vs Bath Sports Club at Bath2. D’Edward vs Blairmont Remnants Cricket Club at D’Edward3. Cotton Tree Die Hards vs #5 Monedderlust at Cotton Tree4. Bush Lot United vs Achievers Cricket Club at Bush Lot5. Hopetown Cricket Club vs Paradise Challengers at Paradise6. Bush Lot Rising Stars (bye)Zone ‘B’ teams: Sunday1. Rose Hall Canje vs Kendall Union Sports Star at Canje2. Young Warriors ‘A’ Cricket Club vs Kendall Union Cricket Club at # 19 Village3. Betsy Ground Cricket Club vs Mental Hospital at Mental Hospital4. Young Warriors ‘B’ vs Tucber Park ‘B’ at Cumberland5. Tucber Park ‘A’ vs East Bank Blazers at East Bank6. Edinburgh Warriors vs Police at Edinburgh7. Flying Stars vs Goed Bananen Land at Flying Stars8. Mt Sinai vs Guymine at Mt SinaiZone ‘C’ teams: Sunday1. Chesney vs No 1 Road Cricket Club at Chesney2. Courtland Cricket Club vs Topoo at Topoo3. Albion Open Cricket Team vs Nigg Intruders4. Belvedere United vs Kilcoy at Kilcoy5. RHT Bakewell ‘A’ vs Whim at Area ‘H’6. Rose Hall Town Tigers vs Tain Block 4 at Tain7. Albion Community Centre vs Big Star at Albion8. Tamarind Root vs Fyrish Road Club at Hampshire9. Fyrish Cricket Club vs Kildonan Cricket Club at Fyrish10.Port Mourant vs Ramnarine Memorial at Port Mourant11.Jai Hind (bye)Zone ‘D’ teams: Sunday1. Crabwood Creek Sports Club vs #52 Survival Cricket Club at Crabwood Creek2. Bomb Squad vs #43 Scorpions at #433. All Family CC vs #70 MYO CC at #70 MYO4. Yakusari Horizon CC vs Yakusari Carib CC at Yakusari5. Dukestown CC vs #68 Darkeners CC at #606. Radha Krishna Academy vs #64 Fighting Marines CC at #647. Scottsburg United CC vs#69 Vikings CC at #698. #66 Giants CC vs #48 Challengers CC at #489. Skeldon Titans CC vs #70 Young Blood CC at Skeldon10. #69 Red Rose vs #70 Spartan at Red Rose11. #71 Sports Club vs #68 Turn team at #6812. #73 Young Warriors vs #72 All Stars Cricket Club13. #72 Cut and Load Cricket Team (bye)last_img read more