Months after returning home, Dutchman learns he had COVID-19 in Indonesia

first_imgJoey Schouten, 21, a Dutch traveler came to Indonesia in January after spending a couple of days in Singapore.He flew from the city-state to his next destination, East Java, where he suddenly fell ill after a few days.And two months later, when he was already at home, he received a text message from his doctor in Indonesia, informing him that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Schouten said he was baffled when he received the text, adding that the East Java medical workers had to take six blood samples and yet, at the time, had no idea about the cause of his sickness.A screen grab of an Instagram post of Joey Schouten of the Netherlands who on March 19, 2020 finds he had COVID-19 during his trip to East Java in January. Schouten is already back at home. (Instagram/@dhr_schouten)In January, Indonesia was oblivious to the coronavirus, as most people in the country thought the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease at the time, was far enough away, the paper reported.“I have now experienced how easily you can get [the coronavirus] and that it can make everyone very sick, young people like me, too,” he told the daily.Read also: Friend, hospital in Blitar throw doubts on Dutchman’s claim of COVID-19 positive resultThe 21-year-old visited Singapore in early January, where he walked through Chinatown. Many Chinese tourists made purchases for the Chinese New Year. People in the country did not feel the need to wear face masks at the time, because the Singaporean authorities only warned about “a mysterious lung disease from China” a week later, Schouten said in the report.When he was feeling ill during his visit to East Java, some Indonesian bystanders took him to a hospital, where he spent nine days on IVs and ultrasound machines.”Doctors thought I had a bad flu and gave me all kinds of medicine,” he recalled, counting it one of his few vivid moments. Read also: Dutch floral industry wilting due to coronavirusAs he was in and out of consciousness due to the sickness, the Dutch said the nine-day stay felt like a three-day treatment. “That’s how much I slept at the time, because I was completely exhausted.”Two months later, a screenshot of a text message from a person named Dhea Daritsh, who claimed to be a staff member of the Aisyiyah Islamic Hospital in Malang, East Java, circulated on the internet – and was also published by the Eindhovens Dagblad in the report.However, the hospital issued a statement last week, saying the information was false. “There was no patient named Joey Schouten that was hospitalized in our hospital. Such information is irresponsible,” said the hospital management on its Instagram account. The hospital also denied information regarding the staffer, let alone a doctor named Dhea Daritsh who claimed to be working at the hospital. “Out of nowhere, I got 41 degrees fever, and I passed out for the first time in my life,” Schouten told the Eindhovens Dagblad– a local newspaper in Eindhoven, the Netherlands — on March 20, recalling his visit.Read also: Netherlands extends bans on public gatherings to June 1The resident of Helmond in the Eindhoven metropolitan region said he had no idea what had been wrong with him until he got the message from his doctor on March 19, informing him of the positive result of the medical test he had taken at a hospital in East Java – months after the incident.center_img On Feb. 3, Schouten posted a photo on his Instagram account showing himself lying on a hospital bed, geotagged to Saiful Anwar General Hospital (RSSA) – in Malang, East Java.The hospital has confirmed that it treated Schouten.“We can inform you that a patient named Joey Schouten was registered as a patient at the RSSA on Jan. 23. After receiving treatment, the patient was permitted to go home on Jan. 25,” the hospital’s public relations department told The Jakarta Post in a text message on Thursday, without elaborating on the cause of Schouten’s hospitalization.As of Thursday, data from Johns Hopkins University showed that Indonesia had 893 confirmed cases, resulting in 78 deaths. Meanwhile, the Netherlands had reported 6,412 cases and 356 deaths.More than 170 countries have reported cases of COVID-19, which has killed more than 21,300 people in the world. More than 115,000 people have recovered globally.Topics :last_img read more

‘Star Trek’ Prop Repaired, Being Donated to Space Center

first_imgBy John BurtonATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Thanks to the passion of an avid fan and the work of a borough business specializing in repairing and restoring boats, another kind of vessel – this one from the original Star Trek TV series – will have a chance to “live long and prosper.”[private]Adam Schneider and the owner and workers from Master Shipwrights, 25 West Highland Ave., were joined by hundreds of fans and friends Saturday, June 22, for the unveiling of the newly restored Galileo. The prop shuttle spaceship was used in about seven episodes during the series’ 1967 season to transport crew members from the fictional U.S.S. Starship Enterprise as they traveled through the distant galaxies, encountering adventures and friendly and warlike aliens, offering a look at what the future might hold.Schneider, a Long Branch resident who previously described himself as “a science fiction kind of guy,” bought the approximately 24-foot, mostly wooden faux spaceship for $70,000 from an Ohio auction house. The Galileo was in terrible condition when he bought it, having changed ownership over the years; it had been sitting in an Ohio backyard for a number of years, exposed to the elements.After some initial research, Schneider hired Master Shipwrights to restore the prop to its former science-fiction glory, he said.Schneider declined to say how much the restoration project finally cost.“This is amazing for a 47-year-old … something,” Schneider said as he stood with his wife Leslie and looked at the completed project. A person in the audience immediately responded “… history.”“The truth is, this is basically, unprecedented,” said Schneider, calling the piece “probably the most significant prop in TV history.“This is done for the fans,” he said of the craft now completely restored and in pristine condition.Schneider has donated the Galileo to the Space Center Houston, Texas, the Visitor Center for NASA to ensure that fans will have a chance to see it themselves.“This is the linkage between science fiction and space reality,” he said, where visitors and their imaginations can go beyond the stars.The Galileo will be on permanent display at the visitor center following the dedication, scheduled for July 31, he said.People in Saturday’s crowd, many in costumes evoking the hugely popular series, offered smiles and encouragement.“I think she turned out great,” said Dave Lynch, Cheltenham, Pa., who was wearing what is probably best described as a dress uniform for an Enterprise crew member.Lynch, who is a member of the New Brunswick chapter of Star Fleet International, a Star Trek fan club, said the continuing appeal of the show is about “promoting a possible future,” that includes space exploration.“I feel its premise is what can be,” offered Jeff Victor, a member of USS Challenger, the Ocean-Monmouth counties chapter of Starfleet, the international Star Trek fan association, who was wearing a yellow starship uniform shirt. “Even though it’s fiction, it’s worth aspiring to.”[/private]View the Galileo photo gallery here.last_img read more

Former Soccer Treasurer Admits To $400,000 Theft

first_imgBy Jay Cook |FREEHOLD – The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing over $400,000 from the youth recreational and travel league where he volunteered, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.Anthony Gallo, 57, of Freehold Township, pleaded guilty Monday to second degree theft before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano Jr. Gallo, the CEO of a financial services firm, faces a maximum term of six years in state prison. He must pay $280,000 in restitution when he returns for sentencing before Judge Falcetano on January 19, 2018, per terms of the plea agreement, Gramiccioni said.An investigation into Gallo’s activity began in March 2016 when Freehold Soccer League president Bryan Patmore alerted authorities about missing funds and unpaid uniform bills connected to the league’s account, according to Gramiccioni. The prosecutor’s office’s Financial Crimes Unit alleged Gallo swiped over $400,000 from those league accounts.Law enforcement authorities maintain Gallo wrote checks to himself, his company, Beacon Financial Services, and “cash” totaling over $300,000, Gramiccioni announced in March. Gallo also allegedly made numerous ATM withdrawals amounting to over $120,000 from the league’s account. He used league funds to pay personal expenses totaling over $25,000, including $12,000 for his Verizon Wireless bills, thousands of dollars at Honda of Freehold, other household bills, and for restaurants and shopping, the prosecutor said.Before being charged, Gallo paid back more than $119,000 into league accounts in an effort to prevent his crime from being detected, Gramiccioni said.A Monmouth County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Gallo of the theft in September, the prosecutor’s office announced at the time.Patmore, the league president, did not return a request for comment by press time on Wednesday. But in April 2016, he penned a post on the Freehold Soccer League’s public Facebook page talking about the “difficult and upsetting situation in which we find ourselves.”“On behalf of the FSL board, I would like to express our deep regret over this serious matter,” Patmore wrote. “We take our responsibility of managing this great club extremely seriously. Our job is to ensure the members of this organization Honor the Children, Honor the Game, Honor the Town and finally Honor the League.”Patmore also said the Freehold Soccer League would create an advisory board of current and former league members to oversee the league’s financial system. A third-party audit company and a certified public accountant would also be retained to review the books every year, he said.“We are soliciting the members of our community to help in any way they can,” Patmore wrote. “Volunteer an hour, volunteer a day, let’s pull together to make this club the best in the state of New Jersey.”This article was first published in the Nov. 16-23, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

GOLF: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES

first_imgJuvenile notes:Once again we had a lovely morning on Saturday for the weekly Juvenile Competition. There was no doubt about this week’s winner as Patrick Page set the pace early and was never in danger of being caught, even with a small mishap on the last. In second place by some distance was Seamus Mc Ginley. Competition continues next Saturday morning as usual.24/10/2012 Wednesday Open Stableford1st Willie Wilkin 40 pts.2nd Denis McCrory 37 pts. botGross Donal Boyle 36 pts. 3rd Neil McGinley 36 pts. bot1st 9 Mark McHugh 21 pts.2nd 9 Fergus Mullen 22 pts.Css 37 pts.02/10/2012 Friday 14 Hole StablefordWillie Wilkin 30ptsn.c.27/10/2012 4 BBB StrokeBilly Griffin/Charlie Roarty 60Ed Margey/Paddy McCafferty 62Shane Greer/John Hanna 70Michael Wellis/Paddy O’Gorman 63 botn.c.28/10/2012Stewart bam Cup V Par GOY1st Brendan Kelly 4 up2nd Dan Sweeney 3 upGross James Doherty 9 down3rd Fergus Mullen even bot1st 9 Brian McGinley 4 up2nd 9 Michael Doyle 2 upCss 1 upGOLF: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

A Facebook Proposal: Let’s Make Gmail Contacts & Google Reader Subscriptions Public

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Don’t you know that privacy on the Internet is an illusion? Do you know how little money Google is able to make from Gmail and Google Reader with your data left private? What do you mean you use Twitter to communicate with people publicly and Gmail to communicate with them privately? Have you seen how seldom people talk about Gmail on TV these days? What’s a web service to do?It’s really a sign of the times. People are blogging more and more these days, you might even have a public blog on Google’s Blogger.com. That’s evidence right there that it’s time to make your subscriptions and contacts public, too.Google Reader and Gmail are both much smaller than Facebook; half as many people use Gmail as use Facebook. Google Reader is much smaller still. Contacts and subscriptions on Facebook are public now – clearly society is moving in this direction.If you don’t want people to know about who you are emailing and what you are reading, maybe you shouldn’t be emailing them and reading it.Think this analogy is a stretch? Think that hundreds of millions of people don’t think of Facebook as a private way to communicate with the friends they’ve approved, just like you do with Gmail, and to read updates from organizations they are interested in, but don’t necessarily want everyone to know about, like Google Reader? I don’t think it’s a stretch at all. I think these are similar tools for many people.As we’ve said before, Facebook’s unilateral privacy policy changes have violated the contract they have with users. Just imagine how that would go over if it happened on other services we consider private.We give Facebook a hard time, but we love the site, too. Come be a fan of ReadWriteWeb there. You won’t be able to hide that from anyone, but maybe it will distract people from your Comedy Tweets obsession. Jonathan Swift argued in A Modest Proposal that children of the poor should be eaten. He went to a rhetorical extreme in order to illustrate the absurdity of a perspective he mocked and opposed.In order to illustrate how absurd Facebook’s new privacy policies are, I want to imagine a fictitious but analogous situation: Imagine Google announcing that our Gmail contacts and Google Reader subscriptions were to be made publicly visible to the web at large. If you don’t want the world to know who you are communicating with and what you are reading, maybe you shouldn’t be communicating with those people and reading that content. The tools you’ve used to communicate and read privately must stay current with the times, right? What Happened at FacebookIn the middle of December, Facebook began prompting users to re-evaluate their privacy settings on the site. If users had not changed any privacy settings in the past, then the privacy of status updates, photos, videos and shared was switched to a new default. No longer visible only to approved friends, that data was now by default publicly visible to everyone.That default could be opted-out of, though, and users could return their activity update settings back to private, limited to friends only. Other user-data was switched from private to public without recourse for users. User profile pictures, fan pages followed and lists of friends on the site are now made publicly visible and cannot be limited in their visibility. A fast backlash led the company to allow friends lists to be removed from public-facing profile pages, but anyone’s friends lists are still publicly available by programs that ask for it. Friends lists can no longer be made accessible only to trusted friends on the site.RSS never caught on in a big way, but Facebook democratized online subscription to syndicated content. Now your interests and subscriptions are naked as a jay bird before the world.Requiring that Fan pages be public is important because that’s how users express their interests and subscribe to updates from organizations they care about. RSS never caught on in a big way, but Facebook democratized online subscription to syndicated content. Now your interests and subscriptions are now naked as a jay bird before the world. (As an aside, did you know that most people who are fans of the Facebook page ComedyTweet are also fans of the page PornstarTweet?)Why did Facebook do this? Company founder Mark Zuckerberg said this weekend that this is the way the world is moving – towards being more public and less private. He said that the company recently considered what settings it would apply if the site were to be created anew today and “just went for it.” I explained yesterday why I don’t think that move has been backed up by a credible argument, why privacy is still important. Last night I heard a story about a podcast for parents struggling to conceive a child. Some Facebook users have said they feel unable to subscribe to updates from the show as Fans on Facebook because they don’t want friends to know they are trying to conceive. Becoming a Fan but being discrete about it isn’t an option anymore. Stories like that are probably much more common than we might think. Consider now what it would be like if this same changes were to be made to a different set of technologies many of us use. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts center_img Let’s Open Up GMail Contacts and Google Reader Subscriptions!You may have signed up for GMail and Google Reader because you thought they would be effective, private and secure ways to communicate with people and subscribe to news of interest – but you were fooling yourself if you thought that information wasn’t going to be made public someday! Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Analysis#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Monitoring monsoon deficits, current estimates don’t give cause for concern, says Agriculture Minister

first_imgWith monsoon rains making tardy progress, which has led to delayed kharif crop sowing and left large parts of southern and western India in the grip of extreme water scarcity, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government was keeping a close watch on the situation.“I agree that drought is a cause for concern. It is not new for India,” he told reporters on Tuesday. “Right now, the current estimates do not indicate reasons for concern… the government is prepared and the Ministry is keeping a close watch. We are concerned. By God’s grace, such a situation will not arise.”One month after the scheduled onset of the monsoon, there is a 32% rainfall deficit and kharif sowing of foodgrains has barely reached two-thirds of the normal acreage covered by this time. As of June 28, farmers had sown rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds on 63 lakh hectares of land; the average coverage for the corresponding period over the last five years was almost 97 lakh hectares.The biggest lags are seen in the sowing of pulses and oilseeds — which are dry land crops almost entirely dependent on monsoon rains — in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. If the rains pick up in July, as forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, sowing is also expected to gather momentum.The Centre’s announcement of minimum support prices for kharif crops — ideally done before sowing starts so that farmers can make crop decisions based on expected prices — has also been delayed this year. “It is later than usual, mostly due to elections,” Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal told The Hindu. “Decisions could not be taken while the code of conduct was in place.” He also indicated that farmers could expect the MSPs to rise, as the cost of production had gone up in comparison to last year. “MSPs were one-and-a-half times the cost of production last year. That should be maintained,” he said.Apart from land-owning farmers, agricultural workers and rural labourers have also been hit hard by the delay in the monsoon. Facing the spectre of drought, more workers are dependent on work provided by the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme. “Every day, about a crore labourers are coming for MGNREGA work,” a senior official from the Rural Development Ministry said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Usually, in the first three months of the year [April-June], we give about 75 crore man-days of work. This year, it is more than 83 crore,” the official said, indicating that funds were tight due to the increased demand for work. “This is all because of the delayed monsoon. Once agricultural work begins, the demand will be contained a bit.”last_img read more

Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown

first_imgFILE PHOTO—The Ateneo Blue Spikers celebrate after getting a point in Game 2 of the UAAP Men’s Volleyball Finals. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netAteneo overwhelmed Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to sweep the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Men’s Finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles dominated the best-of-three series, also taking Game 1 in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, three days ago.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Thunder coach defends Russell Westbrook from ‘easy to defend’ claims LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Marck Espejo fired 20 points, including four service aces while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas had four players in double-figures to eke out a 21-25, 30-28, 28-26, 25-21, in the battle for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutManuel Medina and Joshua Umandal led the charge for the Tiger Spikers with 15 points each.Tyron Carodan added 14 points and Juren Buro chipped in 10.Madzlan Gampong had 20 points, six coming off blocks, for the Bulldogs, who lost a grueling Game 1 on Wednesday, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Team India retain fourth spot in ICC Test rankings

first_imgIndia maintained their position at the 4th spot ahead of England at 5th placeIndia have retained their fourth position in the ICC Test rankings despite a loss in the third Test against England at Southampton with the five-match series currently locked at 1-1.After drawing the first Test, India posted a victory in the second match at Lord’s but went down in the third. Despite the defeat, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have maintained their fourth spot at 102 rating points.The final rankings of both India and England (ranked 5th with 100 rating points) will heavily depend on the upcoming two-Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which will commence in Galle from August 6.Pakistan are currently ranked third with 103 ratings points, just one point more than India, while Sri Lanka are at sixth position with 95 points. The five-Test series between India and England will end a day after the series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan finishes, and all the teams would be looking to climb up the ladder.If India manage to perform well in the remaining two Tests and Pakistan lose the Test series against Sri Lanka, the Indians would surely gain in the ranking table.Pakistan would drop to sixth spot if they lose the series, while Sri Lanka could move up one place to fifth if they win the series 1-0, and a 2-0 victory will ensure a rise of two places to fourth.Pakistan must win the series to maintain their hold on the third spot and thereby close the gap with South Africa and Australia in first and second place, respectively, while Sri Lanka could drop a place to seventh in such a scenario.advertisementA 1-1 series deadlock will see both sides maintaining their pre-series rankings.Meanwhile, South Africa will be aiming to keep their number one position intact when they take on Zimbabwe in a one-off Test in Harare from August 9. In the Test batsmen’s table, Cheteshwar Pujara is the lone Indian to be feature in the top-10 list, placed at number 10th.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for me

first_imgLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for meby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Mohamed Salah has paid tribute to his father for the success he has enjoyed over the last 18 months.Salah says his father paid a high price for him, and he is very grateful.He told GQ: “I would complain that I didn’t want to travel [the four hours] to training.”But he stood by me and told me that all great players go through this. “The price for him was very high, and I’ll never forget the role he played in my career.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img