Singaporean man earlier suspected of COVID-19 buried in Batam

first_imgAry Ginanjar, a caretaker at the Sambau Public Cemetery in Batam, said he had received a letter from the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Riau Islands asking the cemetery to dig a grave for AA’s burial on Wednesday evening — four days after AA’s death.He described the funeral ceremony as “quiet and secretive.” The Jakarta Post only confirmed the burial on Friday.“The funeral was attended by several police officers, AA’s wife and his two daughters,” Ary said.He added that AA had been buried in an Islamic way, as his family wanted him to be buried without a coffin. The funeral ceremony took about one hour. A Singaporean man who was suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but reportedly died of “another illness” has been buried in Batam, Riau Islands, after days of uncertainty regarding his funeral.The man, identified as 61-year-old AA, died at BP Batam Hospital, one of Indonesia’s referral hospitals for the virus, after showing symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, such as fever and shortness of breath. The Batam Health Agency, however, said he had died of “another illness” rather than COVID-19, because the patient’s test results for the virus had come back negative.Read also: ‘The test came back negative’: Singaporean with ‘coronavirus-like symptoms’ dies in Batam The cemetery caretaker went on to say that there was no special treatment during the burial: “It was just the usual thing. There was no request to wrap the body with plastic.”Read also: Singapore emerges as litmus test for coronavirus containmentBatam Health Agency head Didi Kusumajadi said AA had been buried in Batam instead of Singapore due to an administration issue preventing the body from being taken to his home country.“Singapore should not refuse their citizen. However, his family also requested for him to be buried here,” Didi told the Post on Friday.The agency head dismissed concerns that Singapore had refused to let AA’s body be buried there because of the suspected COVID-19 infection. “The Consulate of the Republic of Singapore in Batam has tried to facilitate AA’s return to Singapore before it was decided to have him buried in Batam.”The Singaporean consul general in Batam, Mark Low, declined to comment on the matter. (hol)Topics :last_img read more

Amazon entrepreneur trades riverfront retreat for beach pad

first_img Cracking views over Main Beach from M3565.Earlier this month, Mr Hudson sold his beachfront Palm Beach apartment for $2.525 million. Beach views on offer from PACIFIC 602-2 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.And now he has his Sanctuary Cove riverfront retreat on the market with an asking price of $3.25 million. Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh is handling the sale.He purchased 7394 Marine Drive East from celebrity real estate agent and TV host Andrew Winter and his wife Caroline last November for $3.05 million. The riverfront home has a peaceful outlook.“It’s just such a peaceful home,” Mr Hudson said. “It looks dead north over to the mangroves, which is just gorgeous.“I’m sitting out the back right now and it’s just got this very calming energy to it.” After four months soaking up the solitude at Sanctuary Cove, Mr Hudson said he was selling to be closer to the beach.“I’ve been living on the beach since I returned from the US in 2015 and have bought a place in Main Beach,” he said.“We’re just simplifying life a bit, it’s all been a bit nuts!” The resort-style pool adds ambience.MORE NEWS: Versace-inspired mansion for sale Pull up at the private pontoon after a day on the water.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe downtime is well-deserved for Mr Hudson who was running an animation company in Hollywood in 2001-2015 when he started selling products on Amazon as a side hustle in 2012. He now teaches more than 10,000 students around the world how to earn a reliable income on Amazon and has a strong online following.“I’m YouTube famous apparently,” Mr Hudson said, laughing. “I get stopped almost every time I go outside the house these days.” A life of leisure awaits at 7394 Marine Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Life has been a bit nuts of late for Amazon entrepreneur Adam Hudson.On top of a hectic work schedule, the online educator has had a busy couple of months getting his property portfolio in order.In January Mr Hudson secured a beachfront apartment inside Katie Page’s M3565 boutique apartment building at Main Beach. Gold Coast’s Top 3 relocation hot spots Property pro Andrew Winter left his mark on 7394 Marine Drive, Sanctuary Cove.The Winters, who purchased the then Tuscan-style abode in 2017, spent a year transforming it into a modern masterpiece full of high-end finishes and a colour palette that oozes effortless sophistication.The home, which is secluded on a 942sq m block inside the exclusive Sanctuary Cove Resort, has proven the perfect place for Mr Hudson to retreat and relax.last_img read more

Jones pens new United deal

first_imgEngland defender Phil Jones has signed a new deal with Manchester United, the Premier League club have announced. After the new contract was announced, Jones, 23, said on the club’s official website: “I am delighted to have signed a new deal. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far and am looking forward to continuing my development as a player. “This a great club to be part of and I cannot wait to start the new campaign. I would like to thank the manager, coaching staff and fans for their continued support.” Red Devils’ manager Louis van Gaal has been impressed with Jones’ professionalism since he took the reins at the club in May last year. “We are delighted that Phil has signed a new contract,” Van Gaal said. “He is a talented footballer with great versatility and can play in a number of positions. “Phil is a relatively young defender who is developing all the time. He missed some of last season due to injury but I was impressed by his professionalism and attitude during those periods.” Jones has 17 senior England caps and has also represented his county at Under-19 and Under-21 level. He started his career at Blackburn and progressed to their senior side from the academy in 2009 before spending two more years at Ewood Park before switching to Old Trafford. Reports continue to link United with a move for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, but the club were unavailable for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport on Monday night amid claims they had tabled a bid for the Spain international. Press Associationcenter_img Jones, who joined the club from Blackburn in 2011, will now stay at Old Trafford until at least June 2019. Manchester United announced the new deal on their official Twitter page, saying: ” We’re pleased to announce @PhilJones4 has signed a new contract, keeping him at #mufc until at least June 2019.” last_img read more

At Peace: Badger shortstop finding offensive nirvana

first_imgDespite struggling from the batter’s box to start the season, Wisconsin sophomore Stephanie Peace was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Week for he recent hot swing.[/media-credit]Mark down another Big Ten Player of the Week for the Wisconsin softball team – except this time it’s from an unlikely source.Stephanie Peace is the new name added to the list of Badger honorees after leading Wisconsin to an unbeaten week of six victories over the likes of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Minnesota.Her last name and southern accent may lead one into thinking that the Badger shortstop is just out there enjoying another day at the ballpark. Do not be deceived, however, because when Peace steps into the batter’s box, she is everything but peaceful. As of late, in fact, she has been quite ferocious.Peace entered last week with a .236 batting average but quickly caught fire, hitting .625 over the six game stretch, boosting her season total to .304.Peace’s week started with a bang against Illinois-Chicago where her fourth-inning, three-run home run broke a scoreless tie and propelled Wisconsin to a 5-0 victory. It was her first home run of the year, but not even her last of the week.Wisconsin ended the week with a stunning come-from-behind 11-10 victory over Minnesota in which Peace went 4-for-4 with another home run. She finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, and had it not been a dire point in the comeback, head coach Yvette Healy would have loved to see her chase that milestone.“We were in a situation where we were trying to stage a comeback and we were chasing three runs,” Healy said. “But I might have sent her just from the fact that it is such a rare thing to have happen.”Regardless of that decision, the Badgers came out on top, and Peace was eventually graced with the player of the week award. Seven was the lucky number of her week as she tallied that amount in RBIs, runs scored and extra-base hits. While the accomplishment was a great success, she remained humble while looking at the bigger team picture.“It’s a great honor, but you don’t get recognized unless the team wins,” Peace said. “I was glad I could contribute to the team and that everybody did well. It was a full team effort.”Nevertheless, there remains a correlation between the successes of Peace and the overall success of the team. Since her torrid streak began, the Badgers have averaged just fewer than seven runs per game while surrendering less than four.Though it was a slow start to the season, Peace has found her nirvana in the batters box, mainly because of her relentless work ethic. Peace was one of only a few Badgers to complete the 10,000 Hit Club program in the offseason and was noted as one of the harder workers on the team by coach Healy.The extra work has definitely paid off, and as a sophomore, Peace has many times been a catalyst in generating momentum. Her teammate and fellow infielder Whitney Massey has definitely noticed.“She really pumps everyone else up. She’ll make these great plays, and everyone just kind of feeds off her,” Massey said. “She is kind of like a flame to all of us.”Peace kept that flame lit Tuesday against Western Illinois with yet another home run, igniting the Badgers’ initial comeback. She also contributed an RBI single before scoring the game-tying run in the final frame.Her recent offensive contributions cannot be ignored, but that is barely all that she brings to the table.Nominated across the board of coaches and teammates, Peace is one of the best defenders on the team. Her .938 fielding percentage can speak for itself as a consistent middle infielder, but she is constantly wowing teammates, coaches and all viewers with highlight reel plays while playing one of softball’s toughest positions.“She is extremely athletic, and she makes some plays that, if you come to our practices, there are people singing the SportsCenter music behind her,” Healy said. “It is just jaw-dropping.”Astonishing plays are definitely Peace’s forte, but her durability and defensive leadership may be her two biggest assets. Peace, along with Massey and catcher Maggie Strange, are the only Badgers to start every game this season.This came into question as Peace tweaked her ankle running the bases this past Tuesday night against Western Illinois. After being inspected, Peace finished the game and was back at practice Wednesday with a smile on her face, a toughness by example that her teammates have noticed in her personality.“She has definitely stepped up as a leader by example,” Massey mentioned. “She’ll be the first one out here to games or practice, and usually the last one to leave. It is really setting a good example for us upperclassmen and for the new kids coming in.”With the team riding a school-record eight-game winning streak, her coaches and teammates greatly appreciate the spark Peace has provided to the offense. The hits, RBIs and home runs have all been great, but the sophomore remains hungry for further success.“We have got to keep the momentum alive and keep rolling,” Peace said. “We are working on all cylinders right now. We just have to keep improving as we go into the end of the season.”last_img read more

Woman killed, two injured in Lancaster crash

first_imgLANCASTER – A 25-year-old woman was killed and two other people were critically injured in a traffic accident in Lancaster, a California Highway Patrol officer said today. The crash occurred on Lancaster Road, near Munz Ranch Road, about 7:40 p.m. yesterday, said CHP Officer David Porter. Roscynda Ann Reyes, 25, of Lancaster died at the scene, coroner’s investigator John Kades said. Two other people were airlifted to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills in critical condition, he said. No further details were immediately available. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img