The pearls of the twinset

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Charged exchange: PLN electricity billing confusion enters third month

first_imgIn a statement released on July 3, PLN acknowledged that the anomalies were a result of their new billing method.The new method calculates monthly residential power bills based on consumption during the previous three months. For example, higher-than-usual energy consumption in April and May was billed in June.“Very likely, these are leftover installments from unpaid bills the previous month,” said PLN spokesman Agung Murdifi in a statement on July 3. “PLN will investigate the cases further,” he added.In June, 4.3 million post-paid residential customers saw bills 20 percent higher than in the previous month. PLN attributed this to higher electricity consumption as people stayed at home. PLN then relaxed its billing policy for 1.93 million consumers who experienced a spike in their June bills. It charged 40 percent of the June bill in that month and opted to charge the remaining 60 percent over the next three months on top of the subsequent months’ power bills.Read also: Consumers lament PLN electricity bill spikeYan Kardian’s screenshot of his bills shows that the bill from the previous month had been relaxed and that one third of the remaining sum was charged in the July bill.However, PLN charged Yan more than 70 percent of his June bill in June, higher than PLN’s promised 40 percent under the relaxation scheme, the screenshot shows.PLN executives, government officials and the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) have repeatedly refuted netizens’ claims that the high bills were because PLN had secretly raised electricity tariffs.“Consumers felt they were being cheated with a higher rate. There is no higher rate,” said YLKI chairman Tulus Abadi in a video statement on June 7.Topics : Indonesian households have seen abnormal electricity bills for the third consecutive month, likely a result of the accumulation of monthly charges in state electricity firm PLN’s new payment scheme.Yan Kardian, an employee at a private company, reported on July 2 that his electricity bill rose 15 percent month-on-month to Rp 370,259 ($25.55) in July even though his consumption fell 20 percent to 242 kilowatt hours (KwH) over the same time period, according to a screenshot he posted on Twitter.“How can consumption be so little yet the bill go up?” he wrote on his Twitter account @yankpoesh on July 2.last_img read more

Paul Pogba suffers new injury setback ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal

first_img Comment Pogba is now sidelined with an ankle injury (AFP via Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s injured, he’s feeling some discomfort in his ankle,’ Solskjaer told MUTV.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’ll be out for a few weeks, definitely.’Solskjaer is already light in midfield as Scott McTominay is expected to be out for up to eight weeks with a knee ligament injury.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 7:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link537Shares Advertisement Advertisement Paul Pogba suffers new injury setback ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal Paul Pogba is out of Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal due to an ankle injury (Getty Images)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba has missed Manchester United’s clash against Arsenal due to injury.The World Cup winner returned from a three-month absence in December during United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford.And the midfielder was brought on at half-time during United’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day.But Pogba did not travel with the squad for their trip to Arsenal on New Year’s Day and the 26-year-old could now be set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Not so friendly skies for drug runners.

first_img Share Share US aerial drones to monitor Caribbean sea lanes for drug traffickers.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday June 25, 2012 – More famously known for their targeted assassination techniques in the Middle East, the United States “Predator drone” technology is now being brought into the drug-trafficking fight in the Caribbean.Reports coming out of the US are that the Department of Homeland Security has been testing its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the Bahamas for more than a year and is ready to go operational over areas used by smuggling boats in the sea lanes of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.US Customs and Border Protection has reportedly asked for US$5.8 million in additional financing to further push its drone operations into the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.The US military is also said to be establishing a new control station in Corpus Christi, Texas this month, a base that will allow Predator drones to perform flights over a larger portion of the Gulf of Mexico; while in Cocoa Beach, Florida, a single new drone will be added to the military’s fleet to monitor water over the Caribbean.The Los Angeles Times reported that the Department of Homeland Security already has nine Predators, most of which are assigned to the Mexican and Canadian border areas. Adding the Gulf and Caribbean to the patrol area will more than double the square miles currently covered.This move has reportedly come about because, while the United States has been operating several high-tech aircraft in the area, those flights have apparently failed to fight speed boats and other craft used to smuggle drugs into the United States.However, some scepticism remains as to whether this new technology will be any more effective. Officials told the LA Times the Predator has not proven particularly successful at detecting small boats on the open sea.The technology being deployed in monitoring drug trafficking routes over the Bahamas border agents reported used a special variation of the Predator B UAV known as “The Guardian”. The UAV was equipped with a SeaVue radar system that is capable of scanning large areas of open water. The Guardian is able to check a ship’s unique radio pulse through a database which can identify the boat’s owner and ship type.Caribbean 360 News 48 Views no discussions Tweetcenter_img LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Not so friendly skies for drug runners. by: – June 25, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Mourinho to boost squad with new players

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesGreatest Movies In History Since 1982Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You Jose Mourinho will be hoping to make a couple of additions to his squad in what is his first transfer window as Tottenham boss. Jose Mourinho It was revealed that the Special One’s first signing is set to be Krzysztof Piatek after agreeing a deal worth £28million with AC Milan.Advertisement Loading… Read Also:Mourinho feels ‘depressed’ about Kane’s injury But Tottenham’s spending is not set to end there, with Spurs also linked with both Norwich’s Max Aarons and Flamengo star Gerson.last_img read more

Bed Sores Are Most Common Medical Error In 2012

first_imgThe 2012 Medical Errors Report released by the Indiana State Department of Health shows the number of serious bed sores acquired after admission into the hospital decreased from 41 in 2011 to 30 in 2012.Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, have been the most reported incident six of the seven years the report has been compiled and average 30 incidents a year.100 medical errors were reported in 2012, the same number reported in 2011.The other most frequent medical errors last year were 19 incidents of a foreign object in a patient after surgery, 15 surgeries reported on the wrong body part and 14 falls resulting in death or serious disability.“Medical errors are serious and preventable,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess II, MD. “I hope this report serves as a call to action to health care providers around the state to be even more vigilant in their attention to detail when caring for patients.”As a result of the 2012 meningitis outbreak which was linked to a compounding pharmacy, incidents of death or serious disability associated with contaminated drugs showed a significant increase in the report. Seven of those incidents were reported in 2012, all occurring in an ambulatory surgery center.last_img read more

Chip seal on S.R. 46 in Bartholomew and Decatur Counties scheduled to begin May 20

first_imgDecatur-Bartholomew County, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin chip sealing a 12.5-mile section S.R. 46 in Bartholomew and Decatur Counties, from S.R. 3 (west of Greensburg) to the junction of S.R. 9 (west of Newbern), on or after Monday, May 20, weather permitting.Motorists should expect delays in the area due to lane closures in the work zone. Flaggers will be present to manage traffic.Chip sealing coats existing pavement with liquid asphalt, sealing cracks and providing waterproof protection. This extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Small chips of limestone are used to cover the asphalt, preventing it from spraying vehicles or sticking to tires. The chips also restore surface friction for improved skid resistance, maneuverability, and driver safety. Chip seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique, saving $6 to $14 in taxpayer expenditures for every $1 invested in extending the life of a roadway.last_img read more

All Assam Chess Team Named In 45th National Under- 15 Open And Girls Chess Championships

first_imgOur sports ReporterGUWAHATI: All Assam Chess Association announced its team for the 45th National Under – 15 Open and Girls Chess Championships. Shahil Dey, Dhrupad Kashyap, Pran Gobinda, Parashar Kashyap and Mayank Chakraborty of Guwahati are selected to represent Assam in Boys category while Tanisha A R Shome of Jorhat, Rishita Sinha of Guwahati, Dipnalsiha Borah of Sonitpur and Ashlesha Talukdar of Guwahati are selected to represent the state in girls category. The championship would be held from July 9 to 17 at Tiruchengode in Tamil Nadu. Also read: Local Sportslast_img

India suffer first over-rate offence in over five years

first_imgFOR the first time in nearly six years, India have been found guilty of slow over-rate. The players were docked 40% of their match fee for a violation in the fourth T20I against New Zealand in Wellington, bringing to an end a streak that had lasted 264 matches since the Oval Test in August 2014.This was also the first such violation under Virat Kohli.As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the stipulated time. Notwithstanding time allowances, India were found to be two overs short of the requirement at Westpac stadium and thus the fine was doubled.On-field umpires Chris Brown and Shaun Haig, and third umpire Ashley Mehrotra, reported the matter to match referee Chris Broad, who imposed the sanction, which went uncontested as Kohli accepted the charge. There was no formal hearing needed.India clinched that cliffhanger on Friday after it resulted in a second Super Over in as many matches to extend their series lead to 4-0. The final T20I will be played at Mount Maunganui today. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Game of the Decade

first_imgDevin Harris\’ free throw gave the Badgers back-to-back Big Ten Titles for the first time since 1924.[/media-credit]With four-tenths of a second left, guard Devin Harris missed a free throw that would have given Wisconsin the Big Ten title outright.Fortunately for Harris and the Badgers, however, the 6-foot-3 guard had another chance.Harris swished his second attempt, giving No. 24 UW a 60-59 lead over No. 14 Illinois. More importantly, however, Harris’ foul shot gave Wisconsin its first set of consecutive Big Ten titles since 1923-24.“No doubt in my mind, the second one was going in,” Harris told reporters after the game.As the buzzer sounded, Wisconsin students rushed the court to celebrate Wisconsin’s first conference championship since 1947.After Wisconsin shared the Big Ten Championship with Indiana, Illinois and Ohio State a year earlier, the game between Wisconsin and Illinois on March 5, 2003, was one for the ages as the Badgers battled for the chance to claim sole possession of the crown.Bill Self and the Illini were looking for the same thing as the two teams each entered the contest with 11-4 records in conference play.With so much on the line, the crowd provided an atmosphere unlike any other regular season game, as Self told reporters after the game.“This was better than any NCAA (Tournament) atmosphere,” he said. “This was as good an atmosphere as I’ve ever been a part of. The wrong team won. Other than that, it was a great game.”Illinois’ potent one-two punch of forward Brian Cook and guard Dee Brown proved difficult for the Badgers to handle on the defensive end as they combined for 45 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists. Five others combined for 14 points.Wisconsin, on the other hand, was much more balanced offensively.Four Badgers scored in double figures, including forward Kirk Penney, who led UW with 14 points on 5-for-13 shooting from the field. Harris was next, with 13 points, while grabbing a game-high nine rebounds.In the end, however, it came down to a Bo Ryan-era trademark: free-throw shooting.As they have many times in Ryan’s career at Wisconsin, the Badgers made more free throws in the game than the Illini attempted. Illinois was just 9-for-14 while Wisconsin made 15-of-19 from the line.Harris’ game-winning free throw came because of a late-game foul call that many — including the Milwaukee native himself — did not expect. Following the game, Harris was still upset he never got the shot off, despite hitting the game-winning free throw.Honorable mentions: 2009 men’s basketball upset of Duke, 2003 football upset of Ohio State, 2005 football upset of Michigan, 2000 men’s basketball Elite Eight victory over Purdue.Wisconsin has been a part of some thrilling games in the last decade, but none matched the passion and excitement shown in the 2003 victory over Illinois. All four games mentioned above came close, but only one could match the 2003 victory in importance; yet, it fell short in the excitement of the game itself.last_img read more