Foreign Ministry issues South Korea travel advisory amid COVID-19 fears

first_imgIndonesia’s Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory for South Korea on its official website,, amid concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak. The ministry has emphasized avoiding travel to Daegu and Gyeongsang Bukdo, the two regions with the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea. The South Korean government has declared them “Special Care Zones”. “Considering the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Korea, we urge those of you who are and/or will be traveling to South Korea to increase caution and not to travel specifically to the Daegu and Gyeongsang Bukdo regions,” declared the travel advisory, which was posted on Sunday. Other countries, including the United States, have also issued travel advisories for South Korea.The United States issued a level 2 travel advisory for South Korea on Saturday. Visitors were asked to “exercise increased caution”, according to the website, but the US government has yet to issue a “do not travel” advisory. “Many cases of COVID-19 have been associated with travel to or from mainland China or close contact with a travel-related case, but sustained community spread has been reported in South Korea. Sustained community spread means that people in South Korea have been infected with the virus, but how or where they became infected is not known, and the spread is ongoing,” the advisory says. As of Sunday, 13 countries have banned or restricted entry of South Koreans, based on the report. (ydp) Topics : “We also urge you to always have increased awareness, maintain physical and psychological stamina, wear masks while doing outdoor activities, wash your hands with soap regularly, eat well-cooked meat, reduce interaction in public and continue to monitor information conveyed by the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul and by local authorities.” The advisory added that those experiencing problems in South Korea could contact the Indonesian Embassy’s hotline at +821053942546.According to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), there was a drastic increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea between Feb. 19 and Feb 23. As of Feb. 23, 602 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Korea. Five people have died, 18 have recovered and 579 are being treated in hospitals. last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgGov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic March 30, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement on his commitment to ensuring all Pennsylvanians receive fair and equitable access to lifesaving health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. His full statement is here:“Pennsylvania’s standards of care – in times of crisis and not – are based on an ethical allocation framework, meaning care is provided equitably across all populations without regard to patient age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status. We follow the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) and advise any Pennsylvanian who feels they or a loved one have been discriminated against in any way to contact the PHRC.“I will not tolerate discrimination in allocation of lifesaving resources based on any factor including, but not limited to age, disability and socioeconomic status to Pennsylvanians seeking medical care in our commonwealth. This belief is something I hold and expect at all times, but especially during this public health crisis. William Penn founded our state on tolerance and acceptance and that is a tenet we espouse today and every day. It is especially important in these unprecedented times when we all must work together to support each other.“I am committed to protecting all Pennsylvanians affected by COVID-19, and we will not discriminate in this fight.”Disability rights groups and the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee under the Department of Human Services have advocated for a clear policy prohibiting discrimination in the allocation of resources should the pandemic cause healthcare needs to exceed capacity. Governor Wolf and his administration have committed to establishing policy that strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability or socioeconomic status in this fight against COVID-19.View this information in Spanish here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Carrara development offers mix of residences

first_imgPanorama Residences renders by Raptis.PANORAMA Residences was designed to take advantage of its elevated site’s spectacular city and Hinterland views. Developer Raptis is behind the boutique project which features five garden villas, 39 terrace homes and 18 apartments. Panorama Residences renders by Raptis.Apartments are priced from $495,000, garden villas from $549,000 and terrace homes from $585,000.Construction has kicked off and is expected to be complete by September.“Appealing to both investor and owner occupier, Panorama Residences offers luxury living with 360 degree views,” marketing co-ordinator Marilyn Adam said. “When designing Panorama Residences architectural design was given particular attention to embrace the expansive views from every possible standpoint.” Panorama Residences renders by Raptis. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoPanorama Residences renders by Raptis. Panorama Residences renders by Raptis.Residences feature European kitchen appliances, floor to ceiling glass doors that open out to balconies and freestanding baths. Resident facilities include a pool and barbecue area. There is also secure parking and the complex will be pet friendly. Panorama Residences is at 34 John Francis Drive, Carrara.last_img read more

USVI strengthens partnerships at Caribbean Marketplace

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 33 Views   no discussions LocalNews USVI strengthens partnerships at Caribbean Marketplace by: – January 30, 2012 Deputy Commissioner of Tourism Chantal Figueroadescribed her team’s more than 40 appointments with travel and media partners over two days as “productive”. ST THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands, Saturday January 28, 2012 – The strong interest in the United States Virgin Islands was encouraging for the territory’s team at this week’s 30th anniversary staging of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Marketplace in the Bahamas.“People are very excited about the US Virgin Islands,” reported Deputy Commissioner of Tourism Chantal Figueroa, who listed new convenient air service, the ease of travel, the no-passport requirement and the three distinct island offerings as major drawing points among conference buyers.“Although we are one destination, buyers are pleased they can offer their clients different things to do because of how varied our islands are,” she said. The new air service to the territory on both JetBlue Airways and Air Canada contributed to the keen responses at the biggest gathering of the Caribbean travel and tourism industry and companies which serve them abroad.Figueroa described her team’s more than 40 appointments with travel and media partners over two days as “productive”. The meetings, she added, provided the opportunity to cement partnerships with traditional and new tour operators and communicate the Department of Tourism’s strategy for 2012.While the Department of Tourism team is in regular communication with its partners throughout the year, she pointed out, “at Marketplace we are able to meet face to face with tour operators to strengthen our relationships, communicate our strategy, discuss booking trends and advance our marketing charge.”Of particular interest to delegates, observed Figueroa, was a Master Class taught by TripAdvisor about online marketing strategies to help promote the growth of tourism.The Deputy Commissioner also observed as more and more consumers book travel online and with mobile devices, tour operators are looking at ways to make the online and mobile booking experience more exciting and fun.The USVI delegation was led by Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty who attended pre-convention meetings with Caribbean ministers and commissioners of tourism which focused in part on advancing regional marketing efforts and the revival of the Caribbean Tourism Development Company.Also reaching out to the hundreds of attendees at Caribbean Marketplace was the Department’s marketing coordinator Chantel Hoheb; incoming president of the CHTA Richard Doumeng of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort; Lisa Hamilton, president of the US Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association; and more than a dozen representatives from a number of the US Virgin Islands’ leading hotels and resorts.During closed door sessions, Hamilton was elected President of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for a two-year term. For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to, follow us on Twitter (@USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook( When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Concierge companies team up to host workshop on financial management

first_img Share 38 Views   no discussions Donna Every. Photo credi: nationnews.comJune 13, 2012, Roseau, Dominica—Island Concierge Service, a local company has teamed up with Legacy Concierge of Barbados to present “Positioning Your Business for Success,” a financial management workshop. The event is facilitated by author of What Do You Have in Your House—Surviving In Times of Financial Crisis Donna Every, MBA from Barbados. Every is has also been a Business Trainer/Coach for the last ten years and is a former Senior Consultant at Ernst and Young Barbados. The workshop will upgrade the financial management skills of potential and existing business people as well as start-up and established businesses in an ever changing economic climate. Topics include creating a business; identifying customers; understanding financing; debt management; growing your business and customer service. Registration for this timely workshop is now open and interested parties are asked to contact or or call 612-5333 for more information. The workshop will take place on June 21 and 22, 2012 at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau from 9am-4pm. Press Release LocalNews Concierge companies team up to host workshop on financial management by: – June 13, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Franklin County Health Department announces 14th County death from COVID-19

first_imgBrookville, IN— The Franklin County Health Department announces there have now been 242 cases of COVID-19 reported in the county since mid-March. Health officials say that a total of 167 of those cases have recovered from the Coronavirus. However, the Health Department is sad to announce another COVID-19 related death in the county, a male in his 70’s. No other information about this individual will be released due to privacy laws. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the county to 14.As of Friday, there were 60 cases are being actively monitored, including 15 that are hospitalized. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths remain at 13.Reminder to all citizens, it is still important to wash your hands frequently, disinfect frequently touched surfaces often, stay home if you are sick, and wear a mask while in public.last_img read more

New dad Lukasz Fabianski hoping to deliver another win for Swansea

first_imgNew dad Lukasz Fabianski is hoping to celebrate a special Christmas with another three points for Swansea at Crystal Palace. “I had a boy, he came on the 22nd and was back home on Christmas Day,” Poland goalkeeper Fabianski said. “It’s my first child and I will have to leave home now, but we have family over so it is a good time. “Hopefully we can continue this good feeling at Palace because the situation we’ve found ourselves in is not the best. “We have to get the wins to get away from (trouble) and the win on Boxing Day was a big occasion.” Swansea are still searching for a new manager, nearly three weeks after Garry Monk was sacked, but caretaker boss Alan Curtis has proved a calming presence at the Liberty Stadium. The performance against West Brom was probably the least impressive of Curtis’ three games in charge, but the spirit and character which brought him a first win shone through and was a world away from the chaotic nature of Monk’s final home games against Bournemouth and Leicester. “We hope it will be a turning point,” Curtis said. “We’ve probably got to show that attitude at all times because the situation we’re in, it’s not going to go our way unless we pull together. Fabianski became a father for the first time three days before Christmas and then kept a second successive clean sheet on Boxing Day as Swansea beat West Brom 1-0. It was Swansea’s first win in eight attempts and moved them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone ahead of Monday’s trip to fifth-placed Palace. “You’ve always got to mix it up a little bit. “Everybody knows what a good team we are in possession, a good passing team, but I think we showed another side of the game against West Brom. “I’m sure in the weeks and months to come we’ll show that same resolve.” Swansea climbed above Newcastle and Norwich in moving out of the bottom three and Curtis feels examining the league table will give everyone at the club a lift. “Getting out of the bottom three is bound to give us a psychological lift,” Curtis said. “The players are bound to get some sort of confidence and belief that we are better than the league suggests. “It’s a boost that we are out of bottom three, but we’ve just got to keep building on that all the time. “Palace have been superb this season and they’ve got so much pace and power, especially going forward. “We know it’s going to be another tough game, so we must show the same character we did against West Brom.” Press Associationlast_img read more

9-month-old baby drowned after being left alone in bathtub

first_imgAccording to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office a 9-month-old baby died suspiciously in Hobe Sound.According to Sheriff William Snyder, the child’s mother went to give her baby a bath around 11 a.m., then left him alone in the bathtub for at least 20 minutes so she could take a nap. The sheriff said the baby’s father was also asleep at the time.Investigators believe the baby drowned.The Martin County Sheriff’s office along with the Department of Children and Families will continue to investigate the tragic incident.No arrests have been made at this point.Check back with 850 WFTL for any updates.MCSO working the suspicious death of a child, SE Parkway- Hobe Hights.— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) December 20, 2019last_img read more

World Cup: Advertisement war continues ahead of India-Pakistan clash

first_imgNew Delhi: The digital war between the fans of India and Pakistan ahead of the World Cup clash between the two teams on Sunday doesn’t seem to end.First, Star came out with an advertisement where an Indian supporter describes himself as Pakistan’s “abbu” (father), referring to India’s domination over their rivals in the showpiece event.In response to that, Pakistan’s Jazz TV used a spoof of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to create hype over the match.After that, another promotional video came which showed an Indian fan shooting down the tyre of a Pakistan supporter’s bike who mocked him while asking for petrol to reach the airport.And now, another video has come in which an Indian and a Pakistani fan are seated at a barber shop. The actor sporting the Pakistani jersey, addresses the Indian as “abbu” and gives him a handkerchief which the latter would be requiring once the Men in Blue lose in Sunday’s marquee clash in Manchester.Agitated by this, the barber gives the Pakistani “the Abhinandan cut” — the signature moustache of the Indian Air Force pilot — instead of a cut like Shahid Afridi.Towards the end of the video, the Indian fan tells his Pakistani counterpart, “This game is so unique. It only takes a day for a father to make his son realize that they cannot win the World Cup. You (Pakistanis) remain content with the tea cup left by Abhinandan.”Tennis star Sania Mirza and celebrity commentator Harsha Bhogle have called the advertisements “cringeworthy” saying there was no need to “hype up” the India-Pakistan match with rubbish.“Cringeworthy ads on both sides of the border. Seriously guys, you don’t need to ‘hype up’ or market the match anymore specially with rubbish! It has enough attention already! It’s only cricket for God sake, and if you think it’s anymore than that then get a grip or get a life!!,” tweeted Sania on Wednesday. IANSAlso Read: India look to extend World Cup dominance over Pakistanlast_img read more

NFL scouting combine family affair for lucky few

first_img February 28, 2020 “Meeting Tom Brady when I was younger, I was sitting there starstruck,” Moss said. Catching a pass from Brady now “it’d mean a lot,” Moss said. “Just to catch a touchdown pass, period, in the NFL would mean a lot. To catch it from Tom Brady, knowing that he threw a good amount of touchdown passes to my father, it would be a good story.”TCU WR JALEN REAGORHis father, Montae Reagor, was a defensive linemen for nine years in the NFL and played for the Broncos, Colts and Eagles.“He’s helped me a lot, just giving me info, giving me insight, letting me know what to do, what not to do, and the ins and outs of the game,” the younger Reagor said. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — University of Georgia defensive back JR Reed knew all about the NFL scouting combine long before he had the chance to grip the dumbbell at the Indianapolis Convention Center or spring from the launch pad at Lucas Oil Stadium.His father, Jake Reed, was a wide receiver in the NFL for 12 seasons with the Vikings and Saints. His uncle, Dale Carter, played defensive back for a dozen seasons in the NFL with stops in Kansas City, Denver, Minnesota, New Orleans and Baltimore.“From my dad, one of the things I learned at an early age is it’s never too early to start being a pro,” Reed said Friday. “And then from my uncle, it’s just to be mean, nasty, and get after the ball and get after everybody, man.” Having family football ties not only gave Reed a head start as a kid, but it helped prepare him for the combine, where most of the 330 prospects tap their college coaches or former teammates who have gone pro for advice.“It’s definitely an advantage to have family in the NFL and just to lean on them for their expertise,” Reed said. “My dad has helped me throughout this whole process.”“I think it gives us the upper hand,” said Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr., whose father played 14 seasons in the NFL. “If you have family members that have been through it first-hand. … they’ll pretty much tell you everything you need to know prior to coming to an event like this.”Actually, they’ve been gleaning valuable tips most of their lives.“At a young age, I was getting taught things that no other kids were thinking about, having an All-Pro dad that played football,” Winfield said. “He’d be out in backyard doing footwork, so I’m out there with him doing footwork at an early age. Watching film at a young age. Doing everything that most kids wish they had.” NFL scouting combine family affair for lucky few Reed and Winfield are among some half dozen players in Indianapolis this week with famous fathers, uncles or brothers who have played in the NFL.LSU TE THADDEUS MOSSThe son of Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss said his famous father is a great resource growing up.“He’s helped me all the way up to this point in my career. He’s been through a lot and seen a lot, so he has answers for everything,” the younger Moss said. “And this process itself, it’s nothing new. It’s nothing changed.”Among his fondest childhood memories was the Patriots’ 18-1 season when his father caught 23 of Tom Brady’s 50 touchdown passes. “I knew at a young age this is what I wanted to do with my life,” Winfield said, “It’s just surreal feeling to be here right now.”The younger Winfield packs 205 pounds on his 5-foot-10 frame, 25 pounds more than his father. When he was 11, “my dad would lay in his bed with his laptop and I sat next to him watching film,” Winfield recalled. “In particular, I remember it was Calvin Johnson when they had to play Detroit one week. I was sitting next to him watching it and he was breaking the film down. That was good experience.”In his interviews this week, “every team I went to people either played with him or coached him. They remember my dad,” Winfield said.“I have my own identity. I’m an Antoine Winfield Jr. People call me Antoine Winfield, I say, ‘No, that’s my dad’s name.’ I just be myself. So no pressure at all.’” Reagor said his fondest childhood memory of his father was “him winning the Super Bowl and then him coming to get me out of the stands,” after the Colts beat the Bears in 2007 when Reagor was 8.He was born on New Year’s Day 1999, about four months before his father was drafted in the second round, 58th overall by Denver.“He wants me to go as high as possible,” Reagor said. “All he does is support me. He was a great player in the league and won a Super Bowl. It’s not really a competition.”MINNESOTA DB ANTOINE WINFIELD JR.He has the same name and plays the same position as his father, who was drafted 23rd overall by Buffalo in 1999, played five years for the Bills and nine for the Vikings. ___More AP NFL: and ALABAMA CB TREVON DIGGSHe’s five years younger than his brother, Vikings WR Stephon Diggs, who served as a father figure following their dad’s death at 39 of congestive heart failure in 2008.“He was like my dad when my father passed, he was always taking care of me. I always asked him everything. No matter what, if it was 2 o’clock in the morning I could ask him questions. I could ask him about his experiences, his process, how he managed things. There were a lot of things I asked him,” the younger Diggs said.His older brother didn’t hold back when it came to football.“He always critiqued me. We never talked about the good things. We always talked about the bad things and things we could do to get better,” Trevon Diggs said. “He always gave me tips and little cues to work on my game. I’m blessed to have that. I don’t have someone patting me on the back all the time and telling me I’m doing good. I’ve got someone who’s telling me, ‘Let’s get to work.’” ASU PUNTER MICHAEL TURKThe nephew of former NFL punter Matt Turk, who played 17 seasons, and ex-NFL offensive lineman Daniel Turk turned heads at the combine when he wowed clubs with his upper-body strength. He recorded 25 reps of the 225-pound bench press, the most by a punter since 2003, per NFL Research.Although leg strength is what teams really want to see, his bench press numbers were more than 19 offensive linemen at the combine, including Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs (24) and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton (23).___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: The first NFL game Diggs saw in person was the “Minneapolis Miracle,” when his brother caught Case Keenum’s winning TD pass against New Orleans in the playoffs two years ago.“Just to see him make that catch, it was amazing,” Diggs said. “I was tremendously happy for him.”He said he can’t wait to cover his brother in the NFL, sure that he’d get the better of the matchup.Why?“Because the younger brother is always better than the big brother.”last_img read more