MUI: ‘Mudik’ from virus-affected areas ‘haram’

first_imgAnwar Abbas said the declaration was not a fatwa (religious order by a Muslim leader), but instead his personal opinion after consulting the Quran, the hadith, and other fatwas issued by the MUI.Annually, some 20 million people from Greater Jakarta travel to their hometowns to celebrate Idul Fitri.Despite the fact that Greater Jakarta is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided not to impose a ban on mudik for economic reasons.“[The President] underlines that there is no official ban on people going mudik during the 2020 Idul Fitri holiday period. The travelers, however, must self-isolate for 14 days, will be treated as people under monitoring [ODP], as per the World Health Organization protocol and will be observed by their respective local administrations,” presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman said in a statement on Thursday, shortly after a speech by the President on the matter. The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has announced that mudik (mass exodus) from areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is haram – forbidden under Islamic law.”Mudik from one COVID-19-free city to another is OK, but mudik from areas affected by COVID-19 could cause the mudik travelers to spread the disease to other people. Since [the virus] is very contagious and dangerous, it means people who insist on going on mudik will have done something haram,” MUI secretary-general Anwar Abbas said in a statement on Friday.”There’s a hadith that says going to pandemic-affected areas or leaving them is forbidden. Breaking religious rules and medical protocols is clearly dangerous and could endanger one’s own life as well as other people,” he said. Thousands of people from Greater Jakarta have already gone on mudik as they have been deprived of their livelihood due to large-scale physical distancing policies.Several regional leaders have discouraged mudik from Greater Jakarta due to concerns about a possible explosion of coronavirus cases throughout the country in the wake of the exodus.On Thursday, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil posted on Facebook a news story about a 72-year-old stroke patient from Ciamis who tested positive for COVID-19 after having contact with his child, who had come from virus-stricken Jakarta.“This story is one of many cases of parents in West Java who become COVID-19 positive after being visited by their children or relatives who are unaware that they are carrying the virus to their hometowns,” he said. “Restrain yourselves and love your parents. Don’t go home now.”Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has urged residents working in Jakarta not to return home and has demanded residents of the province not to go to the capital city.“Stay at home unless it’s very urgent. And please end the stigma against COVID-19 patients. They need our prayers and support,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast home’s modern design something special

first_img69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach.“Standing from our bedroom looking down over the pool, it’s just absolutely gorgeous,” Mr Jurisich said.The couple were reluctant to sell the four bedroom, four-bathroom house they have called home with their children for the past year but were looking forward to starting another project.Mr Ross said it was worth two years of designing and building.“We’ve ended up with an amazing house, which someone else is going to be very happy with,” he said.“We will definitely miss it.” 69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach. 69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach.It is expected to fetch a multimillion-dollar price.Mr Jurisich said in a time where Hamptons-style homes were all the rage, they wanted something different.“The idea is that we wanted something that was quite subtle but when you walk through the front gate, it had that wow factor to it,” he said.“We’re not flamboyant people — it doesn’t have to shout from the street but we wanted the detail on the inside.“Modern architecture is also timeless and it’s quite discrete.”The seamless blend of outdoor-indoor living was one of his favourite parts of the home as well as the master bedroom’s window overlooking the pool. 69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach.center_img 69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach. 69 Seagull Ave, Mermaid Beach.IT may look like your average home from the street but inside is something special.High ceilings and walls of windows make the Mermaid Beach home feel much bigger than it is while bespoke features, including pendant light fixtures and a jaguar-stone kitchen benchtop, draw the eye.Owners Ross and Megan Jurisich have listed the Seagull Ave home they spent a year designing with Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard on the market.last_img read more

Death plea case rejected by judge

first_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Death plea case rejected by judge by: – September 28, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Yogi Amin representing M’s family, said they were “deeply dissappointed with the judgement”A High Court Judge has ruled that a brain-damaged woman should not be allowed to die, in what is being seen as a landmark case. The woman, who is 52 and can be referred to only as M, is in what is known as a “Minimally Conscious State”.Her family argued she was in pain and that artificial feeding and hydration should be withdrawn. The Official Solicitor and the health authority responsible for her care opposed the application. Mr Justice Baker, who heard legal argument during a Court of Protection hearing in London in July, said the case was unique and raised “very important issues of principle”.M had “some positive experiences”, he said, and there was a “reasonable prospect” that those experiences could be extended.Mr Justice Baker said: “The factor which does carry substantial weight, in my judgment, is the preservation of life. Although not an absolute rule, the law regards the preservation of life as a fundamental principle.”A spokesman for the law firm representing M’s family said the law had been clarified.Yogi Amin, a partner with the law firm Irwin Mitchell, said: “This is a very important judgment. The law has been clarified and, going forward, in all such cases of patients who are in a Minimally Conscious State, the High Court does now have the power to decide on whether it is in that patient’s best interests for treatment to continue, or whether the patient should be allowed to die naturally, with dignity.”Edge of awarenessM became severely brain damaged eight-and-a-half years ago. She is unable to talk and had been thought to be in a vegetative state, with no awareness or consciousness of her surroundings. However subsequent tests indicated that she is in a “Minimally Conscious State” – on the edge of awareness.She is now being looked after in a care home in the north of England.Relatives wanted life-supporting treatment to be withdrawn, saying she would not want to live “a life dependent on others”.But a lawyer appointed by the High Court to represent the woman opposed their application for nutrition to be withdrawn, saying she is “otherwise clinically stable”.The local health authority responsible for commissioning her care also opposed the application, saying the 52-year-old’s life was “not without positive elements”.In 1993 the House of Lords ruled that doctors need not keep someone alive if it was viewed that it was of no benefit to the patient. That case was crucial in determining that feeding tubes could be regarded as medical treatment.Since 1993, a total of 43 patients in a persistent vegetative state, or PVS, have died after a judge ordered that treatment could be withdrawn.This case is different because M is minimally conscious. BBC Newslast_img read more

Disaster officials end series of meetings in Bath Estate

first_img Share Share Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Nathaniel IsaacDisaster preparedness coordinator Nathaniel Isaac has giving two thumbs up to a series of meetings which ended in Bath Estate on Tuesday regarding early warning signs of disasters.The initiative which was funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the government of Dominica and several other stakeholders is also geared at paving the way for a full scale simulation exercise for that area in the next few weeks.The simulation exercise is planned for April 21, 2012 and will include the Office of Disaster Management, Fire and Ambulance Service, Bath Estate Disaster Management Committee, police department, Red Cross, media, Dominica Amateur Radio Club and the residents of Bath Estate.Isaac explained that the simulation exercise will be reviewed for implementation in other villages across the island.“This is a comprehensive programe that has been going on for two years. We have been speaking of having some early warning systems on other rivers in Dominica. Bath Estate is really a pilot project and depends on how far it goes; we can bring it to other areas. I am encouraged at the enthusiasm at the persons who attended the meeting,” he said.There has been reports that when the river is in its rapid stage, land erosion could lead to a serious disaster at anytime.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Disaster officials end series of meetings in Bath Estate by: – April 5, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Bukayo Saka nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year

first_img Read AlsoEx-Arsenal player advises Saka to remain at the club The new English premier league season (2020–21) begins on September 12 with fans still expected to be locked out due to the pandemic and the social distancing rules. Men’s PFA Young Player of the Year nominees Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) Mason Mount (Chelsea) Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… center_img Nigeria born England junior international and Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Saka, who has recently been contacted with a view to getting him into the Super Eagles fold, received accolades Friday, from the Gunners following the nomination. The club via its website submitted: “Congratulations to Bukayo Saka who has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award! Our Hale End graduate enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season for our senior team, and underlining his versatility by playing in a variety of different positions, from left back to central midfield. In addition to his four goals, which included crucial strikes at Standard Liege, Bournemouth and Wolves, the 18-year-old was also one of our main providers last season with 12 assists in all competitions,” the club enthused. The PFA Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday, September, 8 at 7pm (UK time) on the PFA’s social media channels. The PFA Awards recognises the outstanding performers from every division and is a celebration of the achievement of all PFA members’ from the last 12 months. Previous PFA Young Player of the Year winners have included Tony Adams, Paul Merson, Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas, Leah Williamson and Jack Wilshere. Saka’s nomination is equally unique coming at a time when coronavirus pandemic forced many players to battle with fitness after extended lockdown. For a player to rise above challenges to deliver is considered a feat worthy of commendation.last_img read more

Jamesie surges to take Navan spoils for David Marnane

first_img David Marnane’s 2-1 favourite was held up off the pace by Colm O’Donoghue, and still had ground to make up as Joe Eile led a furlong out. After switching towards the rail, Jamesie produced a trmemndous kick, putting daylight between himself and his rivals and easily holding the late charge of Alkasser by a length. Marnane said: “A drop in grade and a bit of confidence is what he needed. “The Group 3 at the Curragh last time was a strong contest and I was a bit worried about the pace today but it worked out well. “He’s a great horse to have around the yard and has always tried all his life. “He’s in two handicaps on Champions Weekend and may go for the six furlong handicap at the Curragh.” Press Associationcenter_img Jamesie showed a smart turn of foot to cut down his rivals in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race at Navan.last_img read more

LIVE ADDRESS: President Trump “All Is Well” after Iranian Missile Strikes in Iraq

first_imgPresident Trump will talk to the nation at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning about last night’s missile attacks of US Troops in Iraq from Iran.The president has responded to the attack with this tweet: “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far!” All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020 The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the 15 missile strikes on Iraqi military bases used by U-S forces a slap against America.Iraq’s prime minister says Iran warned him before it fired missiles at two bases where U.S. troops are stationed. There are no reports of any American casualties after more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeted bases in western and northern Iraq. Iran has said the attacks were retaliation for last week’s U.S. airstrike that killed the Islamic Republic’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani.Watch President Trump’s live address here.last_img read more

Hassett, Tardy win at Hancock County championships

first_imgBLUE HILL — All season long, George Stevens Academy’s John Hassett and Mount Desert Island’s Tia Tardy have been the faces of cross-country in Hancock County. On Friday, that was no different.Hassett and Tardy won the boys’ and girls’ individual events, respectively, at the Hancock County championships Saturday. Below is a list of the top-10 individual performers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individual Girls’ team scores MDI, 30GSA, 41Ellsworth, 55 Tia Tardy, MDI, 17:32Eliza Broughton, GSA, 18:44Mary Richardson, GSA, 19:03Trinity Montigny, Ellsworth, 19:49Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 19:49Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 20:01Emmy Banks, MDI, 20:11Tasha Clement, Bucksport, 20:25Emma Strong, MDI, 20:27Louise Chaplin, MDI, 20:30 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGirls’ individualcenter_img GSA, 26MDI, 43Ellsworth, 64Bucksport, 98 John Hassett, George Stevens Academy, 15 minutes, 7 secondsOllie Dillon, GSA, 15:42Brendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 16:26Max Mattson, GSA, 17:01Matt Frost, Ellsworth, 17:02Josh Bloom, Mount Desert Island, 17:13Sean Murray, MDI, 17:15Caden Mattson, GSA, 17:17Mark Berry, Ellsworth, 17:21Calvin Partin, MDI, 17:27 Boys’ team scoreslast_img read more

Mayweather asks IRS for temporary reprieve

first_img(THE Sports Xchange) – Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather goes by the nickname ‘Money’ but a lack of cash prompted him to file an appeal with the IRS regarding overdue taxes.Mayweather filed a tax court petition on July 5, asking the IRS to grant him a reprieve and allow him to pay his taxes after he is paid for next month’s bout vs mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.The 40-year-old Mayweather is coming out of retirement to face McGregor on August 26 that could net the boxer a nine-figure payday.The IRS wants Mayweather (49-0) to pay his taxes for 2015. Mayweather has earned an estimated $700 million in his career, Forbes Magazine reported, including a staggering $220 million from his much-hyped fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.“Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid,” the petition by Mayweather said in a filing posting on Law360.com. “The taxpayer has a significant liquidity event scheduled in about 60 days from which he intends to pay the balance of the 2015 tax liability due and outstanding.”According to the IRS website, the penalty for failure to pay taxes is typically 0.5 percent of owed taxes for each month.Mayweather retired from professional boxing after defeating Andre Berto in September 2015. McGregor (21-3), who has never boxed professionally, defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.last_img read more

Oladosu Lauds Sponsors for N.2.5m Cash Prize

first_imgGOtv Boxing Night 13Rilwan Oladosu, the lightweight boxer who won the N2.5 million cash prize attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 13, has thanked GOtv, sponsors of the  event.                        He was voted best boxer on account of his performance in the bout against Kehinde Badmus at the event, which held on Boxing Day at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island.Speaking in Lagos on Thursday, Oladosu said the cash prize will motivate him to aim higher.  “I am happy at what GOtv is doing for boxing. Boxers are being encouraged and made to have a sense of pride in their trade. I want to say a big thank you to them. They have made me happy and have motivated me to aim higher,” he said.                         Also at the event,  Rilwan Babatunde, who won the national light welterweight title by defeating Chijioke Ngige, was voted  runner-up to Oladosu and went home with N1million. Rilwan Oyekola, the second runner-up, won N500,000.                                                   GOtv Boxing Night 13 produced two African Boxing Union (ABU) title winners from Nigeria. Oto Joseph knocked out Abdulrahim Ahmed of Egypt to win the ABU lightweight title, while Olaide Fijabi knocked out Shadrack Ignas Kobero of Tanzania to claim the light welterweight title.Nigeria’s Abolaji Rasheed successfully defended his West African Boxing Union title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana, winning by unanimous decision.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more