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Net profit of PLN “Skyrocket” 15,305 Percent

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Net income of the State Electricity Company (PLN) in the first half jumped 15,305 percent in 2013 to Rp 4.77 trillion from the same period the previous year which is only Rp 31 billion.

In a financial report submitted to the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Tuesday (07/30/2013), note that the net profit of state-owned electricity skyrocketing is because the company no longer record foreign exchange translation losses. A year earlier, the company suffered losses of up to Rp 6.74 trillion, and the first half of 2013 the company recorded an exchange gain of Rp 909.45 billion.

The company recorded sales of electricity during the first 6 months of 2013 reached Rp 71.6 trillion. Number rose 15.15 percent from semestar I-2012 amounted to Rp 62.18 trillion.

Meanwhile, the amount of subsidy received from the government at the end of June reached Rp 43.8 trillion, down 8.9 trillion from Rp 48.08 trillion a year earlier. Thus, total revenue reached Rp 116.73 trillion in the first half of 2013, up 4.8 percent year on year.

On the other hand, due to rising liability company, PLN also recorded a rise in interest expense to be paid. In the first half of 2013, the cost of funds to pay the state-owned electricity reached Rp 13.74 trillion, an increase from the first half of 2012, Rp 11.46 trillion.

Six Steps Of Getting Into Your Dream Medical School

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Medical professional is one of the most lucrative careers of modern times. Even during the recession, medics were one of the few professionals whose jobs were never in threat. Besides, being recession free, the profession of a doctor is very rewarding both in terms of salary and in respect in the society. It is therefore not very uncommon to find several students who aspire to become a doctor. However, getting into a good medical school is perhaps the biggest obstacle they face in their journey of becoming a doctor.

Here are few tips of how you can get into a good medical school:-

Good GPA: To maintain their high standards, many top medical schools usually entertain only the candidates with high GPA in high schools. Such candidates are even preferred over candidates having a bachelor degree but poor GPA in high school.

Excellent MCAT scores: Though, this is not compulsory, but having an exceptional MCAT score helps you in standing apart from the crowd. It adds weight to your application and makes your chances of getting into your dream medical school brighter.

Requisite courses: Many top medical schools have their pre-requisite courses, which every applying student must have been through. Physiology, anatomy, medical insurance, first aid, etc are few such pre-requisite courses demanded by medical schools.

Correctly fill the application form: Many students fill their application forms in great hurry, so they are prone to make mistakes in their forms. However, many schools directly reject the candidate if any of his information mentioned in the form is false or incorrect. Hence, slight carelessness in filling up the form can shatter your dream of medical school admission.

Help from AAMC: Students trying to get into med schools can also take help from AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), by studying their online resources.

Good inter-personal skills in the interview: This is the final and the most important . If you have been lucky enough to have received an interview call from a medical school, you should give your best shot in the interview. Interview largely determines whether or not you are making it into the school. You should be well dressed and have a pleasing body language. You should answer precisely to what the interviewee is asking, without straying from the topic or un-necessarily elaborating your point. You should be speaking in a soft voice, but with confidence. Your answers should reflect your keen desire of becoming a doctor.

How Trojan Horse Viruses Can Attack Your Computer

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm

A trojan Horse virus is so called because of its reference to the Greek legend of Troy. The legend goes that a large wooden horse was left outside the gates of Troy as a peace offering from the Greeks, whom the trojans were at war with. Once inside, the horse burst open to reveal Greek soldiers who then destroyed the city.

trojan Horse viruses are similar because they appear to be a harmless program but once installed on your computer can wreak havoc with a number of viruses potentially hidden in its code. There is a slight difference between a Trojan Horse and an actual computer virus however. Unlike typical computer viruses, a Trojan Horse does not replicate itself.

One type of Trojan is known as Spyware. This type of program is designed to monitor your Internet surfing habits and use that information for things such as targeted marketing.

Another common problem that Trojan cause is the installation of a backdoor. This means that hackers have a hidden entrance to your computer in which they can send you spam, take control of your computer, or even destroy it. These types of Trojans can be very hard to detect and eradicate.

How Trojans are Distributed

You may be wondering how to protect yourself against Trojans. The first line of defense is knowing how they are distributed.

One of the most common ways is via a useful program such as a computer utility. Once you run the program with the hidden Trojan it can do what it wishes with your computer. Another common way to get a Trojan is through an email attachment. Many people receive executable files through email and don’t think twice about running it on their computer. Once the program is run, you have a Trojan. If you ever get an attachment with an .exe at the end make sure you run a virus scan before opening it.

It is even possible to embed an image with a Trojan. Once you view the picture the Trojan has invaded your computer. It is best to never open files, regardless of type, if you don’t know where they came from. Even well-meaning friends can accidentally email you an attachment which contains a Trojan.

Trojans often take advantage of your computer’s operating system and ports which connect it to the Internet. Some Trojans even allow others to take remote control over your computer and steal keystrokes which may just be your credit card number.

Fighting Trojans

Other than being wary of what you open and install, the best defense is an up to date anti-virus program. It is important that you ensure your anti-virus software is always current since new viruses come out each day. You can typically download free updates from the software provider. You should also ensure you have a firewall to protect you while online.

Honda refused Barca for Milan?

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm

AC Milan CEO Ernesto Bronzetti confirmed that CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda to join the Rossoneri.
Men are also members of the club Milan was even claimed Japan 27-year-old star has rejected the proposal of Barcelona.
“Tonight after their League matches (Russian league) He will speak with CSKA president to tell him that she wanted to go,” said Ernesto on Sky Sport Italia.
“They want to keep him for the Champions League, but he only wants to join Milan,” he claims.
“He even turned down a move to Barcelona.”
Although constantly linked with Milan but about the value of the transfer is still an obstacle displacement Honda, Milan even mentioned going to wait until the January transfer window when the contract is completed the player which means Honda are going to Italy for free.

What to do for enjoying rich taste of Chinese food at highly affordable price

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Whole world is rushing behind the delicious taste of Chinese food. The flavor offered by the special food has taken the entire world under its grip. The opening of Chinese restaurant in small and big corner of the country proclaims about its popularity. There are many who wants to enjoy the traditional taste of this food, and to compel it it is necessary to make visit to the place where various kinds of the Chinese dishes are cooked. The best way to find such place is to traverse the digital track.

There are web-portals that are loaded with the variety of eating place that serves the Chinese dish at nominal price. These places are known by the remarkable dishes and excellent services. From the last ten years such restaurants are serving the people who love food. They are the one who let you to get the seat book in the restaurant by the help of the digital technology. The food available in their store are of various kind such as starter, dessert, soup and many more.

One looking for the Buffet Restaurant Norwichshould contact them.They are the one who will let you enjoy the day with grand starter such as butterfly king prawn and delicious aromatic duck. They focus over the taste and presentation of the food. The Chinese cuisine believes that food having rich taste and color will tempt man to eat it. The food available here imbibes the thought of Chinese cuisine purely. The attractive presentation tempt the person to have the mouth full by the dishes and wine offered b y them.

The Chinese food Lucky Star is the place where you will get food of all type and taste. It is ideal place to put on an order of desserts. Often, college students cannot figure out how to celebrate the day with friends. The restaurant offers you a fine chance to enjoy the delicious dessert at nominal price. The Sunday, Saturday can be devoted by the college goers to eat the yummy Chocolate Cake, Toffee Banana, Profiteroles & Chocolate Sauce, Banoffee Gateaux and many more.

They are here with an surprising offer for the food lovers of Norwich. All you can eat Norwich to full your stomach at a fixed price. This offer is great for those who are fond of food. You can place order for spring rolls, prawn crackers and enjoy the delicious taste of the food for the fixed price until your stomach gets full.

So, be the lucky one to enjoy the extraordinary taste of the food available at the restaurant Lucky star Norwichand grab the mouth watering meal for guest and family. Visit the website of Chinesebuffet Norwichand enjoy the soup with starter offered at highly affordable price.

The True Need And Purpose Of Bank Bin Numbers

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm

The bank bin or the bank identification number happens to be a very essential component in each and every credit card. With its proper utilisation, you can find out the proper purpose for which the card has been dedicated, as well as the financial institutions that had offered such credit cards. The bank bin ranges of numbers would more often than not validate the transaction, and whenever a huge amount of money is involved, a tally with the credit card details, along with the bank bin database is needed. To effectively find out the bank bin ranges of numbers, you should enlist the services of superior software that can take care of all such security needs.

These numeric codes have actually been applied to nearly each and every credit card, debit card, ATM cards, or any sort of gift cards that have some financial transaction link to it. Under such circumstances, it would be very prudent a few to get a good enough bank bin base, so that a huge amount of data and credit card details can be with you, and you would not need to scour for any type of information in order to prevent any fraudulent transactions. You should always go for a bank bin numbers lookup, so that you can readily tally credit card details with the official bank identification number, and you can keep yourself in a very safe side, with ensuring that only legitimate transactions will take place in your website.

If you get a lot of chargebacks, then the reputation of your website would get hit in a very bad way. Payment gateways would make a lot of fuss about you getting so many chargebacks, and ultimately they would limit your account. Any sort of ads that you place in your website would also come under scrutiny. To ensure that you are not subject to such harassment, make sure that you get a very good bank bin finder. The best and most probably the only one which you should go for this the paid subscriptions. There are a lot of free options that you can try first, and after giving a demonstration, and after it can perform to the best of its abilities, only then should you use that facility. Bank bin number search should be a very important feature in each and every e-commerce website, and it would ensure that the credit card details which have been inserted in your purchase column for each and every product is legitimate.

If any website or any company does not perform a typical bank bin check, then he or she is risking a lot of chargebacks, and actually abating the crime in a very big way. You should know that without a substantial amount of evidence, you cannot win any sort of argument, and with the help of a solid package like bank bin database, you would get the required proof that you need a fraudulent transaction.

Facebook speeds PHP by crafting a PHP virtual machine

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Social networking giant Facebook has taken another step at making the PHP Web programming language run more quickly. The company has developed a PHP Virtual Machine that it says can execute the language as much as nine times as quickly as running PHP natively on large systems.

“Our goal is to make PHP run really, really quickly,” said Joel Pobar, a Facebook engineering manager. Facebook has been using the virtual machine, called the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM), across all of its servers since earlier this year.

Pobar discussed the virtual machine at the O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) being held this week in Portland, Oregon.

Shares its development tools

HHVM is not Facebook’s first foray into customizing PHP for faster use. PHP is aninterpreted language, meaning that the source code is executed by the processor directly. Generally speaking, programs written in interpreted languages such as PHP tend not to run as quickly as languages, such as C or C++, that have been compiled beforehand into machine language byte code. Facebook has remained loyal to PHP because it is widely understood by many of the Web programmers who work for the company.

To keep up with the insatiable user demand, however, Facebook originally devised a compiler, called HipHop, that would translate PHP code into C++, so it then it could be compiled ahead of time for faster performance.

While Facebook enjoyed considerable performance gains of this first version of HipHop for several years, it sought other ways to speed the delivery of the dynamically created Web pages to its billion or so users. “Our performance strategy for that was going to tap out,” Pobar admitted.

HHVM is the next step for Facebook. Under development for about three years, HHVM actually works on the same principle as the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). HHVM has a just-in-time (JIT) compiler that converts the human readable source code into machine-readable byte code when it is needed. (The previous HipHop, renamed HPHPc, has now been retired within Facebook.)

This JIT approach allows the virtual machine to “make smarter decisions at runtime,” Pobar said. For instance, if a call is made to the MySQL database to read a row of data, the HHVM can, on the fly, figure out what type of data it is, such as an integer or a string. It then can generate or call code on the fly that would be best suited for handling this particular type of data.

With the old HipHop, “the best it can do is analyze the entire Facebook codebase, reason about it and then specialize code based on its reasoning. But it can’t get all of the reasoning right. There are parts of the code base that you can not simply infer about or reason about,” Pobar said.

Virtual system speedier

Pobar estimated that HHVM is about twice as fast as HPHPc was, and about nine times as fast as running straight PHP.

Facebook has posted the code for HHVM on GitHub, with the hopes that others will use it to speed their PHP websites as well.

HHVM is optimized for handling very large, and heavily used, PHP codebases. Pobar reckoned that using HHVM for standard sized websites, such as one hosting a WordPress blog, would gain only about a fivefold performance improvement.

“If you take some PHP and run it in on HipHop, the CPU execution time [may] not be the limiting factor for performance. Chances are [the system is] spending too much time talking to the database or spending too time talking to [the] memcache” caching layer, Pobar said.

Why Parents Need To Check For Unhealthy Habits In Teens

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 10:14 am

Teenage is an immature phase in which kids knowingly or unknowingly get attracted towards various unhealthy habits like substance abuse. As a parent, it is your responsibility to keep a track on the habits that can degenerate their well-being. Here are some reasons why you should check for unhealthy habits in your teens.

Substance abuse is illegal:
Teens are easily prone to illicit drug abuse due to various risk factors. They also try to experiment with drugs out of curiosity. However, substance abuse is illegal. Not only usage, holding, sharing, purchasing and selling illicit drugs is forbidden. Your kids may face many legal issues if caught with illicit drug usage. Also, teens exposed to substance abuse are often suspended from schools. Therefore, it is very important to keep an eye on your kids’ drug usage.

Unhealthy habits promote health issues:
Unhealthy habits like alcohol and drug abuse are associated with short-term and long-term health effects. Some of the short-term consequences are watery eyes, increased heart rate, dizziness, etc. These unhealthy habits can lead to serious health risks like heart stroke, cancer, respiratory dysfunction, etc.

Even the memory, learning skills, behavior control and others are affected by illegal drug use. When taken in excessive amounts, illicit drugs may also cause sudden death. Also, driving under the influence of illicit drugs and alcohol impairs judgment, concentration and other driving skills, and can lead to fatal accidents. Drug abusing teens are also found to develop problematic behavior which disturbs their family and social life.

To maintain social and self-respect:
Teens habituated to substance abuse are often associated with fights and meaningless disputes with their peers at school. They also become aggressive and involve in criminal activities at school, home or society.

In order to maintain a respectable position in the society, you have to check for the unhealthy behavior of your kids. Explain them with certain examples showing how drug abuse leads to embarrassing events, damages self-respect and destroys important personal, professional and social relationships.

To educate the importance of healthy living:
It is necessary for you to educate your kids about the importance of healthy living which promotes both physical and mental health. As part of practicing healthy habits, you should tell them the importance of staying away from unhealthy habits like substance abuse. You can also take help from professional doctors to make your kid aware of the healthy and unhealthy lifestyle and their respective consequences.

Parents should be aware of the importance of checking the unhealthy in kids. Constant monitoring and early detection of unhealthy habits will protect them from harmful consequences.

The Advantages Of Boutique Hotels

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 10:08 am

One of the reasons boutique hotels are so popular is because they directly oppose the accepted hotel normality of hundreds of rooms and bland service. Their refusal to treat guests as anything other than honoured visitors means that they spend time, money and energy developing a hotel where you feel comfortable and at home. This can only really be achieved with low room numbers.

Hotels in this sector have discovered that travellers are willing to pay for accommodation that is different in design and where even full occupancy means they’re not queuing for breakfast or waiting for room service to answer the phones. Instead, fewer rooms means more space and better service, and an increasing number of travellers are taking this option.


Space is important to travellers, particularly those for whom the hotel is an integral part of the experience. Whilst other holiday makers or business travellers simply use a hotel as a base for sleeping and eating, boutique hotel guests want to feel that they can spend the morning drinking coffee and reading in the public areas without feeling like a nuisance, or relax by the pool without worrying about fighting for poolside space with other guests. By taking a definite decision to reduce the number of bedrooms so that each room has more space and by fashioning public areas that guests actually want to use, boutique hotels create a unique atmosphere that appeals to guests.


Boutique hotels are often based in older, traditional buildings where creating larger guest rooms means considerable changes to the internal design of the building. Sympathetic architectural changes can be achieved with careful planning and this allows hotel owners and their designers to maintain and incorporate original features into a more modern, spacious room design. From keeping original windows to fitting the most modern of bathrooms, clever design allows these hotels to provide fewer rooms, whilst at the same time preserving the essential features of the building.


The smaller the number of guests, the better the service can be. This is a concept that’s fully understood by the boutique industry and it strives to ensure that standards of service are exceptional. Any contact that the guest has with a member of staff should be a positive one and, in many cases, members of staff are trained to anticipate guests’ needs, ensuring that they are comfortable asking for anything, including help with activities outside the hotel as well as the facilities within it.

Lowering the number of rooms in a hotel, combined with good design, quality fittings and excellent service all combines to make a hotel unique and that’s what today’s travellers want.

Singapore Payroll Software

  • Posted on July 22, 2017 at 8:55 am

Payroll software is a software to compute employee’s salary based on their basic income, overtime with other allowances & deductions. And the payroll software must able to compute the income tax details at the end of the year and monthly provident fund contributions, etc&
In Singapore there are few mandatory monthly contribution must be made to relevant departments like CPF (Central Provident Fund), FWL (Foreign Workers Levy), SDL (Skill Development Fund) CDAC, SINDA, MBMF.

CPF: This fund is management by a Singapore government body called Central Provident Fund. The objective is, to provide retirement income & housing options to the Singapore Citizens & residents. This CPF amount varies depends on the employee’s income & age. There are different set of percentage set by the CPF board to calculate the employee’s & employer’s portion.

It is mandatory that the employee must deduct the employee’s contribution from their salary and must send it to the CPF board together with the employer contribution before 14th of the every next month. It is a basis function that any Singapore payroll software should able to compute the CPF details as per CPF board regulation and should have the online facility to send it the CPF board directly.

SDL : This SDL (Skill Development Levy) is contributed by the employer only. Currently 0.25% of the employee’s salary up to S$4,500 must be contributed by the employer. This fund is managed to provide quality training to the Singapore employee’s workforce. Now the government is offering up to 90% subsidy to the qualified skill & training programmes. The payroll software should have the capable to calculate and should have the online facility to send the details to the CPF board.

CDAC, SINDA, MBMF: these are the community funds independently managed by the relevant ethnic organisations. Singapore government makes it mandatory that the entire employee’s must contribute to the respective organisations. The employer should deduct the relevant ethnic funds and must contribute to the CPF board every month. So the payroll software should have the option to calculate and online facility to contribute to the CPF board.

IR8A : It is a employer’s duty to send the employee’s yearly income to the IRAS (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore). And the IRAS make it mandatory that the entire Singapore employer’s should contribute it via online method called Auto Inclusion. So the payroll software should able to combine the whole year’s employee’s income and should able to print out the IR8A forms which can be given to the employee’s for their reference. And the payroll software should have the Auto Inclusion online facility to send the income details directly to IRAS.

In addition to that good payroll software should have the option to print out the payslip. It must clearly show the employee’s basic salary, allowances, deductions and CPF & other ethnic fund deductions. At the end the payslip should have the net salary for the months and option to view the Year to Date details as well.