Banten governor says 4 residents positive for COVID-19 after returning from Malaysia, Bali

first_imgThe neighboring Southeast Asian country has 149 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, as reported by the John Hopkins University. The governor, however, did not elaborate on the details of the two people, including their age and gender, as well as their date of departure and return from the neighboring Southeast Asian country and Bali.Wahidin also did not mention whether the two were among the 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by the central government in Indonesia so far.Prior to providing the updated information, the governor uploaded on Thursday a video on his Instagram account @wh_wahidinhalim and his official Facebook page, H. Wahidin Halim, in which he confirmed that at least two Banten residents who had recently traveled to Malaysia had tested positive for COVID-19. Wahidin further called for Banten residents not to panic and to avoid mass gatherings in public places. “Be cautious and avoid crowded places so we can prevent ourselves from getting infected by the coronavirus.”The confirmation from the Banten governor came amid criticism against the central government, which has continued with its opaque manner of providing information on confirmed coronavirus cases in Indonesia, including on the country’s first COVID-19 fatality, a 53-year-old foreign woman known as Case 25. It was later confirmed that Case 25 — reported by British media that she was from the United Kingdom — died in Bali, but local authorities said they were only informed after her death that she had tested positive for the disease.The government’s spokesperson for COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, who is also the Health Ministry’s director general for disease control and prevention, has refused to disclose the location of each patient and their nationality if they were foreigners as he insisted that only the tracing team needed the information.When asked about the Banten governor’s announcement, Yurianto said on Thursday that he had never heard the information and instead questioned where Wahidin had obtained the data from.”We have never conveyed data [about the COVID-19 patients] to the governor. The data are submitted to the health agency for tracing purposes.” Yurianto said.However, he opened the possibility that the two patients to whom Wahidin referred might be among those treated in Jakarta, but were actually residents of Tangerang in Banten who commuted to the capital every day.”There is a possibility. However, we never give [the data] to [regional] administration’s authorities,” he said.Indonesia had recorded 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Thursday, three of which have since recovered after receiving isolation treatment. Meanwhile, two patients admitted to the hospital for exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms died on Thursday.Topics :center_img Banten Governor Wahidin Halim has confirmed that four residents of the province who recently traveled to Malaysia and Indonesia’s resort island of Bali have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”Three of them recently traveled to Malaysia and one of them has just returned from Bali,” Wahidin said on Thursday, citing information from the Baten Provincial Health Agency.He said the four patients were being treated in Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) and Persahabatan General Hospital in Jakarta, kompas.com reported.last_img read more

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Dominica observes Flag Day

first_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica observes Flag Day by: – October 19, 2011 Sharing is caring! Flag of DominicaToday, October 19th, 2011 has been designated as Flag Day for the Commonwealth of Dominica. The observation forms part of activities to commemorate the country’s 33rd Anniversary of Independence.A number of business places are reporting increased sales of Dominica’s National Flag, since students all over the island are being encouraged to bring a flag to school on Wednesday.Chief Cultural Officer, Mr Raymond Lawrence said that the Flag Day initiative is aimed at demonstrating the significance of the National Flag, one of the country’s emblems.“We introduced Flag Day about five years ago to draw more attention and to build more appreciation of Dominica’s national flag. We thought as well that it would be a good opportunity to explain the significance of the flag to our school children so that our young people would have a better understanding of the meaning and significance of the national flag and its uses.”Vehicle owners are encouraged to display flags on their vehicles while business owners are also encouraged to display flags at their respective place of business.“Apart from that we encourage the business places and the government offices to display flags and even members of the public to display flags in their offices and their schools all in an effort to give greater exposure and to showcase it in a sense to the wider public and to show visitors that we are proud to be Dominicans and we are proud or our national flag.”Dominican artist and playwright Alwin Bully designed the flag in early 1978 in preparation for the gaining of independence from Britain later that year and the cabinet made certain small alterations to the original design.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Fantasy Baseball 3B Sleepers: Breakout, undervalued third basemen to add to 2020 draft cheat sheets

first_imgThe third base rankings are loaded heading into the 2020 fantasy baseball season, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the 3B sleeper section on your draft cheat sheet. Finding the right undervalued players or potential breakouts in the mid-to-late rounds is how you maximize your draft, and fortunately there are several prime candidates at the hot corner. Because all are eligible at other positions (in fact, one isn’t even eligible at 3B yet), you can easily stock your team with a few of these guys and have the kind of interchangeable depth needed to win leagues. As with most of our sleeper lists, the running theme is “playing time”. If the players below get regular at-bats, they will have been undervalued in your draft. If they don’t, then they’ll be little more than useful fill-ins in daily transaction leagues or DFS contests. But we all know that even if a player doesn’t appear to have a clear path to regular at-bats in March, that can change in a hurry, and the players below are all capable enough to produce as soon as they get the chance.  More 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Auction Values | Mock Draft SimulatorAustin Riley, Braves (OF). Riley got off to a torrid start last year before eventually fading down the stretch. He still finished with 18 HRs in just 80 games and will compete for a starting job this spring. He’s only eligible at OF heading into the season, but if he gets regular playing time, it will likely be at 3B (or DH), which is why we’re still including him here. The 22-year-old slugger has the potential to put up massive HR and RBI totals, and while his high K-rate will always keep his average low, Riley is still being undervalued in drafts. ​Other 3B-eligible players we’ve highlighted as sleepers elsewhere: Carter Kieboom, Nationals (SS), Scott Kingery, Phillies (2B), Ian Happ (OF) DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat SheetFantasy Baseball 3B SleepersPosition eligibility based on Yahoo default settings (10 games played or 5 games started)Tommy Edman, Cardinals (also eligible at 2B and OF). Edman played enough last year (92 games) that he’s not a secret, but he still might be undervalued by a large swath of the fantasy community. The 24-year-old switch-hitter can play virtually anywhere on the field, and after batting .304, swatting 11 homers, and swiping 15 bases in the majors last season, it’s clear he can produce worthwhile fantasy numbers. With fewer third basemen stealing an appreciable amount of bases, Edman can provide unique value if you’re willing to wait for your 3B.2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300Yandy Diaz, Rays (1B). Much was made of Diaz’s noticeably more muscular physique last year, and he put it to good use by clubbing 14 HRs in just 79 games. A foot injury limited his playing time, but Diaz showed his upside. With a relatively high BB-rate (10.1 percent) and low K-rate (17.6 percent), Diaz has a good hitting profile that should translate to solid all-around numbers across a full season. Playing time is the only worry — and it’s a legit worry — because Diaz isn’t great with the glove and the Rays have a host of competent players who can play 1B/3B/DH. That said, if Diaz can stick in the lineup, he’ll far outproduce his draft position.2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each teamYoshi Tsutsugo, Rays (OF). Tsutsugo is one of those players competing with with Diaz for playing time, even if indirectly. The 28-year-old lefty has been playing professionally in Japan the past 10 years, posting a .284/.382/.525 line with 205 career HRs. Even though he’s eligible at 3B and OF in Yahoo leagues, he could also play 1B and DH, so there will be plenty of ways Tsutsugo can get into the lineup. Whether he can stick there consistently is another thing, but if he can, he has plenty of upside. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverNick Solak, Rangers (2B). Solak impressed in his 33-game stint in the majors last year (.293/.393/.491 line), which isn’t a surprise considering he was dominating at Triple-A (.347/.386/.653). It is a bit disappointing he didn’t run much (seven total SBs last year) after swiping 21 bases at Double-A in 2018, but Solak made up for that by hitting 32 homers between Triple-A and the majors. He’ll have to compete for a starting job, but if he can prove capable on defense, Solak will be a hot commodity. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies: Auction | Keeper/Dynasty | PointsJon Berti, Marlins (SS, OF). Bereti doesn’t fit the mold of a typical sleeper. First starters, he’s 30 and doesn’t have a regular spot in the lineup, but the speedy utility player is still expected to be in the Marlins lineup most days. If he is, he’ll steal a good amount of bases (17 in 73 games last year) and pop some homers (six last season). It’s unclear if Berti will be much more than a one-category contributor, but even if he’s just stealing bases, he’ll still have value. last_img read more

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