Update Terbaru Real Count Sementara KPU, Ini Lho 9 Partai Yang Lolos Ke Senayan

Anggota Panitia Pemilihan Kecamatan PPK dan puluhan saksi mencatat penghitungan suara tps untuk dicatat dalam rekapitulasi hasil penghitungan suara tingkat kecamatan di GOR Duren Sawit, Jakarta Timur, Minggu (18/2/24). (Foto: Khairizal Anwar/RM)

CERAHKANLA.com  Rakyat Merdeka – Berdasarkan update terakhir real count sementara KPU, per pukul 16.00 WIB, Minggu (25/2), ada sembilan partai politik yang lolos parliamentary treshold (PT) atau ambang batas parlemen dari pemilu 2024.

Kesembilan partai itu adalah PDI Perjuangan, GolkarGerindraPKB, NasDem, PKS, Demokrat, PAN dan PPP.

Komposisi partai yang lolos ke Senayan itu merujuk pada update suara yang masuk hingga pukul 16.00 WIB hari ini. Tercatat sudah 64,19 persen tempat pemungutan suara (TPS) masuk dari total 823.236 TPS di seluruh Indonesia.

Hasilnya, di peringkat pertama, masih dikuasai oleh PDIP dengan raihan 16,53 persen atau 12.269.950 suara.

Golkar berada di posisi kedua suara terbanyak dengan perolehan 15,1 persen atau 11.208.373 suara.

Di posisi ketiga adalah Partai Gerindra. Partai yang dipimpin oleh Capres nomor urut 2 Prabowo Subianto ini membukukan 13,37 persen atau 9.919.207 suara.

Disusul PKB di urutan keempat dengan torehan 11,66 persen atau 8.649.630 suara. Lalu posisi kelima NasDem 9,45 persen atau 7.011.490 suara. Keenam PKS 7,51 persen atau 5.573.279 suara dan ketujuh Demokrat dengan 7,43 persen 5.513.996 suara.

Sementara di posisi ke delapan adalah PAN 6,97 persen atau 5.172.638 suara dan urutan kesembilan PPP 4,05 persen atau 3.002.119 suara.

Berdasarkan hasil perhitungan sementara KPU itu, kesembilan partai tersebut berpeluang lolos ke parlemen karena memenuhi ambang batas parlemen atau parliamentary treshold yakni 4 persen.https://frutangjeruk.com/

Japan naked festival: Women join Hadaka Matsuri for first time

Women take part in a ritual event of naked festival, for the first time in its 1250 years
Image caption,Women joined the festival for the first time in its 1,250 year history

By Shaimaa Khalil

Tokyo correspondent

The sea of chanting, nearly-naked men tussle, push and shove towards the shrine. “Washoi! Washoi!” they yell – let’s go, let’s go.

It is scene that has barely changed in the 1,250 years the Hadaka Matsuri, or the Naked Festival, has been taking place at the Konomiya Shrine, in central Japan.

But this year there is a change – a big one.

Away from the men’s huddle, a group are about to become the first women to ever take part.

The women gathered here know they are making history. Finding room in traditionally male-dominated spaces is difficult anywhere, but in Japan – which last year ranked 125 out of 146 on the World Economic Forum’s gender gap index – it is particularly hard.

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Not that they weren’t always there.

“In the background, women have always worked very hard to support the men in the festival,” explains Atsuko Tamakoshi, whose family has been working at the Konomiya festival for generations.

Participants take part in a ritual event of naked festival at Owari Okunitama Shrine
Image caption,Some in the community have suggested that it remain a men-only event

But the idea of actually taking part in the festival – which sees the men attempt to drive away evil spirits, before praying for happiness at the shrine – seems to have never come up before.

According to Naruhito Tsunoda, there has never been an actual ban. It’s just that no one had ever asked.

And when they did, the answer was easy.

“I believe the most important thing is for there to be a fun festival for everyone. I think God would be happiest about that too,” he told news agency Reuters.

Not everyone in the community was as accommodating though.

“There were many voices that were concerned (about us taking part) – saying, ‘What are women doing in a men’s festival?’, ‘This is a men’s festival, it’s serious’,” Tamakoshi, a 56-year-old grandmother, explains.

“But we were all united in what we wanted to do. We believed that God would watch over us if we were sincere.”

The women waiting for their turn are indeed sincere. What they are not is naked.

Instead many are wearing “happi coats” – long, purple robes – and white shorts, as opposed to the men’s loincloths, while carrying their own bamboo offerings.

They won’t be part of the big scramble which accompanied the men’s rush to the shrine, or the clambering over one another to touch the Shin Otoko, or the ‘male deity’ – a man chosen by the shrine. Touching him, as the tradition goes, is meant to drive evil spirits away.

It doesn’t take away the significance of this moment.

“I feel that times have finally changed,” Yumiko Fujie tells the BBC. “But I also feel a sense of responsibility.”

Women take part in a ritual event of naked festival
Image caption,A lot of the women at the festival saw the change in policy as a significant moment

These women, however, are not just breaking gender barriers with their participation. They are also keeping the tradition alive.

This week, another naked festival – held at Kokuseki Temple in Japan’s north – said this would be the last one they would hold. There simply were not enough young people to keep the festival going.

Japan has one of the fastest ageing populations on earth. Last year, for the first time, more than one in 10 people were aged 80 or older. Meanwhile, its birth rate stands at just 1.3 per woman, with only 800,000 babies born last year.

The moment has come for the women to make their way to the shrine.

They stand in two parallel lines and carry the long bamboo sticks wrapped in intertwined red and white ribbons.

Atsuko Tamakoshi is leading the way – blowing her whistle to prompt the rhythmic chant they’ve heard the men say for decades.

‘Washoi Washoi,” the women shout.

Atsuko Tamakoshi
Image caption,Atsuko Tamakoshi is one of the women who joined the naked festival for the first time

The women focus on the movements and speed which they’ve practiced for weeks. They know they have to get this right.

Aware that the eyes of the media and the spectators are on them they’re also smiling a mix of nerves and excitement.

There are supportive cries from the watching crowd, some shouting “Gambatte” or ‘keep going!’, as they push through the freezing temperatures.

They enter the Konomiya Shinto shrine’s courtyard and, like the men, they’re sprayed with cold water. It seems to energise them even more.

After their offering is accepted, the women end the ceremony with the traditional salutation of two bows, two claps and one final bow.

And then, the enormity of the moment sets in. The women erupt into cheers, they jump around and hug each other crying. “Arigatogozaimasu! Arigato!” Thank you! Thank you! They say to each other and the crowd now applauding them.

“I got so teary,” Michiko Ikai says. “I wasn’t sure I could join, but now I feel a sense of achievement.”

As they make their way out of the shrine, the women are stopped by members of the public who want to take pictures with them and media outlets who want to interview them. They happily oblige.

Two women who took part in the event
Image caption,Those who took part say they felt an immense sense of pride in doing so

“I’ve done it. I’m so happy,” Mineko Akahori tells the BBC. “I’m really grateful that as a woman, I could participate for the first time.”

Her friend and teammate Minako Ando adds that simply “becoming the first to do something like this is just great”.

“Times are changing,” says Hiromo Maeda. Her family has been running a local inn which has hosted some of the male festival-goers for the last 30 years.

“I think our prayers and wishes are the same. It doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman. Our passion is the same.”

For Atsuko Tamakoshi, who has played such a key role in the day, there is a moment to reflect on what they have all achieved together. She’s both emotional and relieved.

“My husband has always taken part in this festival,” she tells the BBC. “And I was always the spectator. I’m now filled with gratitude and happiness.”https://lepassaja.com/

7 Tanda Bakal Terjadi Puting Beliung, Salah Satunya Udara Malam Terasa Gerah

Bencana angin puting beliung merusak rumah warga di Rancaekek, Kabupaten Bandung. (Foto: Antara)

CERAHKANLA.com  Rakyat Merdeka – Angin puting beliung yang menerjang wilayah Kabupaten Sumedang dan Kabupaten Bandung, Jawa Barat pada Rabu (21/2/2024), telah menyebabkan  puluhan orang luka dan ratusan rumah rusak.

Secara visual, puting beliung merupakan fenomena angin kencang yang berputar kencang menyerupai belalai, serta dapat menimbulkan kerusakan di sekitar lokasi kejadian.

Berdasarkan catatan Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG), fenomena puting beliung telah terjadi beberapa kali di wilayah Bandung. Tanggal 5 Juni 2023 terjadi di Desa Bojongmalaka, Desa Rancamanyar dan Kelurahan Andir Kecamatan Baleendah-Bandung. Oktober 2023 di Banjaran dan Desember 2023 di Ciparay.

BMKG meminta masyarakat mewaspadai angin puting beliung. Karena beberapa wilayah Indonesia, termasuk Jawa Barat, masih berpotensi terjadi hujan sedang lebat yang bisa memunculkan awan cumulunimbus, hingga 25 Februari 2024.

Berikut 7 tanda bakal terjadi puting beliung, seperti dikutip akun Instagram resmi Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG), Sabtu (24/2/2024):

  1. Udara pada malam hingga pagi hari sebelumnya terasa panas dan gerah.
  2. Perbedaan suhu yang signifikan (> 4,5°C) antara pagi sekitar pukul 07.00 hingga menjelang siang sekitar pukul 10.00, bersamaan dengan penyinaran matahari yang terik dan kondisi udara yang lembab.
  3. Menjelang siang atau setelah pukul 10.00, terbentuk jenis awan cumulus (Cu) dengan ciri berupa awan putih berlapis-lapis, yang umumnya disertai dengan awan putih yang memiliki batas tepi sangat jelas berwarna abu-abu dan menjulang tinggi seperti kembang kol. 
  4. Awan cumulus berubah warna menjadi abu-abu pekat dan sangat gelap, yang dikenal dengan nama awan cumulunimbus (Cb).
  5. Terasa hembusan angin yang kencang dan dingin.
  6. Terlihat adanya kolom udara yang berputar dari dasar awan Cb, hingga menyentuh permukaan bumi yang disebut angin puting beliung.
  7. Durasi kejadian angin puting beliung umumnya 3-5 menit (maksimal 10 menit), dengan cakupan jarak hingga 5 km.https://frutangjeruk.com/

Shreya Ghoshal: We need to celebrate Lata Mangeshkar’s legacy

Shreya Ghoshal performs on stage. An Indian woman wearing a light blue outfit with golden patterns. She is holding a black microphone in her right hand and her left hand is pointing above. The background is dark blue.
Image caption,Shreya Ghoshal’s recent UK tour performances in the UK have had millions of views on TikTok

By Haroon Rashid & Sarika Unadkat

BBC Asian Network

Shreya Ghoshal is regarded by some as India’s greatest living female singer.

But it might surprise you to hear her say she “needs to do more”, despite having millions of fans around the world, multiple hit songs and acclaim within Bollywood and beyond.

In an exclusive interview with BBC Asian Network, she says she feels a sense of responsibility to the next generation of singers.

Shreya’s also followed in the path of another – Lata Mangeshkar, one of India’s most beloved singers, who died in 2022.

Since then, Shreya’s been touted as the one to take on the mantle of the legendary performer, whose extraordinary career spanned more than half a century.

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Lata’s voice soundtracked hundreds of Bollywood films and she recorded thousands of songs in 36 languages.

Shreya says she “refuses to process” the comparisons, saying they go “in one ear and out the other”.

But she does insist it’s important to recognise those that came before her, continuing their legacies while forging her own.

“I’m sure there’s a generation that’s not heard Lata Ji and I am probably trying to bridge that gap for them to access her,” she tells the Beyond Bollywood show.

“That’s why I keep singing her songs and talking about her, because we need to celebrate greats.”

‘Finding my place around the world’

The 39-year-old recently performed packed out shows in London and Manchester on the UK leg of her global All Hearts Tour, with concert videos getting millions of views on TikTok.

It was a setlist which included a medley of classic songs by legendary artists like Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

Shreya says she looks up to Lata and Asha Bhosle in particular as her “gurus”.

“I think I’m taking a little bit of that in my singing and giving it to the next generation, so they feel the magic that they have given us,” she says.

“I have heard so many artists in the world and I know there is too much perfection and beauty in the work that these legends have done.

“I get inspired by them in every step of my life, but I know there is a lot more to do – and I’m not being humble. That’s the truth.”

Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar holding flowers, two Indian women smiling, wearing white with red flowers in their hands. The background is pink writing in Hindi on a blue backdrop.
Image caption,Indian singers Asha Bhosle and her late sister Lata Mangeshkar have collectively sung thousands of songs

Bollywood in recent years has become dominated by electronic music, with melodies similar to pop and mainstream dance.

Shreya was raised on classics recorded from the 1960s through to the 90s, when songs were recorded with full orchestras and incorporated a blend of Western classical and traditional Indian styles.

She says it’s important to her to incorporate these influences to ensure young music lovers and aspiring singers do not forget the roots of Asian music.

“It is different,” she says.

“Our subcontinent has a very old history of music, from classical, to folk, to our film music and it’s distinctly different with its nuances.

“This is the legacy which makes this subcontinent feel so proud of their heritage.”

A zoomed in shot of Shreya Ghoshal singing on stage. An Indian woman wearing a light blue outfit with golden patterns. She is holding a black microphone in her right hand . The background is black.
Image caption,Shreya says she wants to help the next generation of singers thrive

Shreya reflects on her rise in music, which can be charted back to the age of four – when she began learning music and classical singing with her parents.

By the age of 12 she won the children’s version of reality TV singing competition Sa Re Ga Ma.

Through the show she was noticed by renowned film director and music composer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who asked her to sing on the soundtrack of his 2002 blockbuster hit film Devdas.

“Those days I was so nervous, I came from a small town, all I knew was to keep my eyes down and just sing,” she says.

“I never thought it would catapult me to the mainstream where I am today.”

In recent years, things have come full-circle, with Shreya herself now appearing as a talent show judge on Indian Idol.

Thinking about her 22 years in the industry, she says only now is she “finally living in the moment”.

“Up until a couple years ago, I was still trying to find my foothold in the industry and the kind of music I want to do,” she says.

“Now I’m just trying to find my place in the industry, not just the Indian industry, but around the world.”https://cerahkanla.com/

Tembus Rp 236 M, Laba WOM Finance 2023 Meroket

CERAHKANLA.com  Rakyat Merdeka – PT Wahana Ottomitra Multiartha Tbk (WOM Finance) kembali menunjukkan kinerja gemilangnya pada tahun lalu.

Presiden Direktur WOM Finance, Djaja Suryanto Sutandar mengatakan, sampai dengan akhir Desember 2023, Perseroan berhasil membukukan laba bersih sebesar Rp 236 miliar. Jumlah tersebut meningkat 20 persen dibandingkan periode yang sama tahun sebelumnya sebesar Rp 198 miliar. 

Peningkatan kinerja ini didorong oleh peningkatan penyaluran pembiayaan baru serta efisiensi biaya operasional yang berhasil dilakukan oleh Perseroan.

Menurut dia, dengan pengembangan digitalisasi layanan dan perluasan jaringan dibarengi dengan peningkatan kualitas Sumber Daya Manusia melalui pelatihan yang dilaksanakan secara berkesinambungan, telah berhasil membuat WOM Finance membukukan kinerja yang positif. 

Ini terlihat dari peningkatan penyaluran pembiayaan baru hingga akhir Desember 2023 sebesar Rp 5,8 triliun. Jumlah ini meningkat 28 persen dibandingkan periode yang sama tahun sebelumnya. Kontribusi terbesar berada pada pembiayaan multiguna MotorKu dan MobilKu sebesar Rp 4,4 triliun, diikuti pembiayaan motor baru sebesar Rp 1,5 triliun.

Total ekuitas WOM Finance sendiri tercatat sebesar Rp 1,7 triliun. Nilai tersebut meningkat 12 persen dibandingkan dengan periode yang sama pada tahun sebelumnya sebesar Rp 1,5 triliun. Di akhir Desember 2023, Return on Assets (ROA) Perseroan tercatat sebesar 5,0 persen dengan Return on Equity (ROE) tercatat sebesar 15,0 persen.

Djaja menambahkan, Perseroan mencatatkan, pertumbuhan aset yang cukup baik mencapai Rp 6,6 triliun pada akhir Desember 2023. Jumlah tersebut meningkat 18 persen dibandingkan posisi Desember 2022 sebesar Rp 5,6 triliun.

Direktur Keuangan Perseroan, Cincin Lisa Hadi menambahkan, hingga akhir Desember 2023, Perseroan berhasil mendapatkan fasilitas pendanaan baru sebesar Rp 2,7 triliun dengan pinjaman bank sebesar Rp 1,7 triliun dan penerbitan Penawaran Umum Berkelanjutan Oligasi Berkelanjutan IV WOM Finance Tahap III Tahun 2023 sebesar Rp 1 triliun.

Ke depannya, Perseroan akan terus melakukan perbaikan secara berkesinambungan terhadap proses pengembangan potensi bisnis, menjaga kualitas portofolio yang sehat dan terus bertumbuh, serta memberikan pelayanan yang maksimal kepada konsumen.  

“Kami akan terus menjaga momentum positif ini dengan meneruskan peningkatan produktivitas, efisiensi dan efektivitas operasional serta terus melakukan inovasi-inovasi baru,” tutup Djaja.https://frutangjeruk.com/

India Kerala: Protests rock Wayanad after elephant attack deaths

Trained elephants of forest department in Wayanad on the mission to catch rogue ones
Image caption,Kerala’s Wayanad district is known for its dense forest cover

By Ashraf Padanna

Reporter, Trivandrum, Kerala

“I’m afraid the elephant that killed my father could come back to attack again,” says 13-year-old Alna Joseph.

On 10 February, Ms Joseph was returning from morning prayers at her village church in Mananthavady town in the hilly Wayanad district of the southern Indian state of Kerala when she saw a vehicle carrying a bleeding man.

When she reached home, she found out that it was the body of her father Ajeesh Joseph, a 42-year-old farmer, who had been trampled to death by a radio-collared wild elephant – the second such death in the district in three weeks.

As soon as the local hospital confirmed his death, protests erupted in the town. They were withdrawn only after the authorities announced a 1m-rupee ($12,067, £9,525) compensation for Joseph’s family and a job for his widow.

Neighbouring Karnataka state, to which the elephant belonged, also announced a compensation of 1.5m rupees.

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Six days later, another wild elephant killed Pakkam Vellachalil Paul, a 50-year-old employee of a state-owned eco-tourism project, while he was on duty in Pulpally town, about 24km (15 miles) away.

Since then, Wayanad district – known for its dense forests – has witnessed massive protests as angry residents blame authorities for failing to protect them from wild animal attacks.

“We often see elephants roaming around when we go out,” Ms Joseph says. “Most of them don’t attack us. But how do we distinguish them from the dangerous ones?”

Last week, the funeral procession for Paul turned violent as protesters sat with his body – his last rites were performed only after the intervention of local politicians and religious leaders.

Protesters also placed the carcass of a calf killed by a tiger in the town on a forest department vehicle and booed local representatives.

Police accuse protesters of “assaulting forest department employees, damaging a vehicle and stopping policemen from carrying out their duties”.

Opposition Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, who represents the Wayanad constituency in parliament, rushed to the state on Sunday to meet the families of the animal attack victims.

The state government held an all-party meeting and promised to cover medical expenses of those affected by such attacks, while the forest department said it had issued orders to tranquillise the elephant that attacked Joseph.

An angry mob blocks a forest department vehicle during a hartal by various political parties following the death of Paul in an elephant attack.
Image caption,Last week, protests against frequent animal attacks turned violent

Residents say they want strong boundary walls, solar-powered fencing, elephant-proof trenches, early warning electronic systems, radio-collaring of all wild elephants and creation of wildlife corridors – all things that have been promised by the authorities in the past.

There is also growing resentment that the state’s chief minister and forest minister have not visited the area since the attacks.

Man-animal conflict is a major issue for Kerala, state Forest Minister AK Saseendran admits.

Known for its lush green landscape, the state covers only 1.2% of India’s land area, but accounts for 2.3% of its forest cover.

Wayanad has 11,531sq km (1.1m hectares) under forest cover, which is 29.6% of the state’s geographical area.

Residents of the district say most of the electric fencing and trenches dug to protect them from animal intrusions are in ruins.

Mr Saseendran says habitat loss and climate change and its impact on the ecosystem have contributed to rising human-animal conflicts here.

“Most of the raids are by reclusive elderly elephants who are hurt while fighting with youngsters in a herd,” the minister adds.

Authorities say they are installing 250 surveillance cameras to track animal intrusions in vulnerable areas of the district.

“We need to protect the lives of both humans and animals and ensure a healthy coexistence,” Mr Saseendran told the BBC.

The authorities also say a higher population density exerts more pressure on forest resources from dependent communities.

But residents don’t entirely agree and blame government policies for shrinking natural habitats that are forcing animals into residential areas.

Rahul Gandhi with Paul's wife Sani and daughter Sona
Image caption,Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi met Paul’s family after his death sparked protests in the district

N Badusha, a 71-year-old farmer and environmental activist who lives near the district’s Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, says the area lies at the junction of wildlife reserves of three states.

“Traditional farmers like me and the tribespeople lived here harmoniously for years,” he says.

But decades of bamboo extraction from areas that the elephants relied on for sustenance have destroyed their food source, he says, adding that the government’s push for monoculture plantations such as teak, sandalwood, mahogany, acacia and eucalyptus has also affected the movement of wild animals.

“Today, around 36,000 of 96,000 hectares of Wayanad forests are monoculture plantations such as eucalyptus,” Mr Badusha says.

“The pristine and precious green spaces, vast swamps and wetlands are depleting,” he explains, pushing wild animals, such as elephants onto farmlands and residential areas.

Residents say the district’s burgeoning tourism industry, cattle grazing, invasive plants and forest fires are also destroying wildlife habitats in the region.

They blame the authorities for failing to find a solution to the resultant animal attacks.

In some of the recent cases, residents have also questioned the shoddy response by the authorities. They say that the elephant that attacked Joseph had a radio-collar. So, how come the authorities failed to track the animal and drive it back to the forest?

Mr Saseendran told reporters there had been a delay in tracking the elephant due to signal disruption from the radio-collar.

In the case of Paul’s death, his family also alleges that he failed to get medical treatment at the right time.

“He was shivering in fear and pain,” his 16-year-old daughter Sona says. “Had he got timely medical assistance, he would have survived.”

The state government said it would inquire into the allegation.

Sharath, a 14-year-old tribal boy, got fractured ribs after a wild elephant attacked him last month in the same area where Paul was killed
Image caption,Sharath, a 14-year-old tribal boy, got fractured ribs after a wild elephant attacked him last month in the same area where Paul was killed

“People have lost faith in the system,” says V Mohammed Ali, who runs a tourist home in Wayanad.

It’s not just wild elephants they are worried about but animals like wild boars, tigers, bison and monkeys that make off with their cattle and eat their crops.

“Two months ago, a tiger killed a man and his half-eaten body was recovered later,” Mr Ali says. “People wanted to shoot the animal but were stopped by the authorities.”

Forest officials have also not been able to locate the tiger that killed the cattle in Pulpally as its pugmarks were untraceable.

“My only prayer is that no child is orphaned because of irresponsible authorities again,” Ms Sona says. “No other little one should ever have to cry like I did. We should be able to leave our homes without fear of an attack.”https://frutangjeruk.com/

2 Petugas KPPS Di Lampung Selatan Meninggal, Ada Yang Kesetrum Dan Kelelahan

CERAHKANLA.com  Rakyat Merdeka – Pesta demokrasi juga diwarnai duka di Lampung Selatan. Dua petugas Kelompok Penyelenggara Pemungutan Suara (KPPS) meninggal dunia setelah pemungutan suara Pemilu 2024.

Koordinator Divisi Partisipasi Masyarakat dan SDM KPU Lampung Selatan Irsan Didi menyebutkan, dugaan penyebab kemarian dua petugas KPPS ini berbeda satu dengan lainnya.

Pertama, Komang Putu Astawan. Anggota KPPS 03 Desa Trimomukti, Kecamatan Candipuro, Lampung Selatan ini ditemukan meninggal dunia di sawah. 

Ia diduga Komang tersengat aliran listrik. “Diduga akibat tersetrum aliran listrik di sawah,” kata Irsan Didi, dilansir ANTARA, Kamis (16/2).

Sementara itu, Hariyadi (30), seorang petugas Linmas di TPS 13 Desa Negara Ratu, Kecamatan Natar, Kabupaten Lampung Selatan, meninggal dunia karena kelelahan setelah bertugas mengamankan perhitungan suara.

“Anggota Linmas meninggal dunia karena kelelahan,” lanjutnya.

KPU Lampung Selatan menyampaikan bela sungkawa atas meninggalnya dua petugas penyelenggara pemilu tersebut. 

Irsan mengatakan, KPU telah mengantisipasi kecelakaan kerja dengan mengikutsertakan seluruh badan ad hoc menjadi peserta BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.

Pihaknya juga mencatat 40 petugas penyelenggara pemilu yang sakit dan dirawat di rumah sakit dan puskesmas. Mayoritas sakit karena kelelahan, batuk, dan DBD.https://frutangjeruk.com/

London’s BT Tower: Landmark to be turned into a hotel after £275m sale

The tower in central London
Image caption,The tower was sold by BT Group for £275m

By Jess Warren & Reuters

BBC News

The BT Tower, a well-known landmark in London, is set to be turned into a hotel after it was sold for £275m.

Opened in 1965 by then Prime Minister Harold Wilson, the 177-metre (600ft) tower was used by television broadcasters for sending signals.

It was London’s tallest building for 16 years until the NatWest Tower in the City of London was built.

The tower’s former owners, BT Group, announced on Wednesday it had sold it to MCR Hotels.

The announcement has been welcomed by the architectural heritage campaign group C20, which says it hopes to see the revolving restaurant reinstated.

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Steeplejacks constructing the central London tower
Image caption,Steeplejacks constructed the central London tower

BT’s property director Brent Mathews said the tower had played a vital role in carrying the nation’s calls, messages and TV signals.

“This deal with MCR will enable BT Tower to take on a new purpose, preserving this iconic building for decades to come,” he said.

A view of BT Group logo displayed on BT tower, in London
Image caption,The well-known tower was opened by then Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Originally called the Post Office Tower, its role in communications diminished as fixed and mobile technology changed, and its microwave aerials were removed more than a decade ago as they were no longer needed to connect London to the rest of the country.

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Early on, the public were able to visit its revolving restaurant, which was on the top floor and run by Billy Butlin, of Butlin’s holiday camps.

It took 22 minutes to fully rotate and was popular due to its expansive views stretching across central London.

The viewing platform was closed to the public after a bomb exploded there in 1971.

An aerial view of London from the BT Tower
Image caption,The expansive view from the tower includes landmarks such as The Shard and the London Eye

At the time, a senior detective said the blast, which was on the 33rd floor, had “all the hallmarks of the IRA”.

Following the attack, the viewing platform was closed and security in the building was stepped up.

In 2003, it was awarded Grade II listed status, but it also made it to the number two spot in a survey of London’s ugliest buildings that same year.

It was pipped to the number one spot by the Barbican arts centre, another Grade II listed building.

The landmark has featured in a range of films, books and television series, including the BBC’s Doctor Who, The Bourne Ultimatum film and Alan Moore’s graphic novel V for Vendetta.

Children playing in front of the Post Office Tower, later the BT Tower, in London, 1965
Image caption,Children were photographed playing in front of it when it opened

Tyler Morse, CEO and owner of MCR Hotels, said: “We are proud to preserve this beloved building and will work to develop proposals to tell its story as an iconic hotel, opening its doors for generations to enjoy.”

Catherine Croft, director of C20 Society, which campaigns to save “outstanding buildings and design”, said the announcement was “good news”.

“It’s a fabulous building,” she said. “A real 60s icon.”

The Post Office Tower, later the BT Tower, in London, on 7 August 1965
Image caption,It was originally called the Post Office Tower

Ms Croft said she was trusting MCR Hotels to reinstate the revolving restaurant on the top floor.

“It would be crazy not to take that opportunity,” she said. “It’s wonderful seeing the whole of London pass in front of you.”

She added that the “challenging project” would result in a “really niche hotel”.

The BT Tower can be seen on the skyline in the distance from Primrose Hill
Image caption,BT’s property director said the tower played a vital role in carrying the nation’s calls, messages and TV signals

‘End of an era’

Ben Wood, a technology analyst at CCS insight, said: “BT’s decision to sell the BT Tower will be considered the end of an era by many in the communications industry for whom the landmark is synonymous with the evolution of telecommunications history.”

He said the building itself was likely “highly impractical” and required “a significant amount of upkeep”.

“The public has not been able to access the BT Tower for years so there will be plenty of people who will jump at the opportunity to stay in such an iconic building.

“It’s exciting that such a fantastic landmark is being repurposed for leisure use.”

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Ini Dia, 14 Fakta Satelit Merah Putih 2 Yang Diluncurkan Dari Cape Canaveral AS

CERAHKANLA.com  Rakyat Merdeka – PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) bersama anak usahanya, Telkomsat berhasil meluncurkan Satelit Merah Putih 2 langsung dari Cape Canaveral, Florida, Amerika Serikat (AS), Selasa (20/2) pukul 15.11 waktu setempat atau Rabu (21/2) pukul 03.11 WIB.

Direktur Utama Telkom Indonesia Ririek Adriansyah mengatakan, peluncuran satelit ini akan memperluas konektivitas hingga ke daerah tertinggal, terdepan, dan terluar (3T).

“Alhamdulillah, Satelit Merah Putih 2 telah berhasil diluncurkan hari ini dengan lancar. Ini merupakan milestone penting bagi TelkomGroup, khususnya dalam mendukung terwujudnya pemerataan akses konektivitas di seluruh Indonesia, bahkan di daerah 3T. Keberadaan Satelit Merah Putih 2 ini juga menjadi fondasi yang memperkuat portofolio bisnis satelit TelkomGroup yang dijalankan Telkomsat,” ujar Direktur Utama Utama Telkom, Ririek Adriansyah dari Cape Canaveral, Florida, AS, Selasa (20/2/2024).

Berikut 14 fakta Satelit Merah Putih 2, yang diluncurkan di Cape Canaveral, Florida, AS, Selasa (20/2/2024):

1. Satelit Merah Putih 2 merupakan satelit ke-11 sekaligus satelit pertama TelkomGroup, yang menggunakan teknologi High Throughput Satellite (HTS) atau yang juga dikenal dengan broadband satelit.

2. Teknologi HTS yang digunakan Satelit Merah Putih 2, merupakan teknologi dengan desain cakupan area di bumi yang berukuran kecil namun banyak (multi-spots beam), sehingga mampu menghasilkan kekuatan pancar satelit yang besar di suatu area yang dilingkupi beam tersebut.

3. Satelit Merah Putih 2 diluncurkan dengan roket Falcon 9, dan akan menempati slot orbit 113 derajat Bujur Timur (113 BT).

4. Dengan kapasitas hingga 32Gbps, Satelit Merah Putih 2 membawa transponder aktif frekuensi C-band dan Ku-band, yang akan menjangkau seluruh area Indonesia.

5. Sebagai negara di kawasan khatulistiwa yang memiliki curah hujan tinggi, Satelit Merah Putih 2 diharapkan dapat menjadi satelit HTS atau broadband satellite paling andal (reliable) di Indonesia.

6. Frekuensi C-Band yang dimiliki Satelit Merah Putih 2 adalah frekuensi yang memiliki performa paling baik terhadap curah hujan.

7. Satelit ini memiliki platform Spacebus 4000B2 dengan usia desain 15 tahun, yang dipabrikasi Thales Alenia Space.

Perusahaan manufaktur satelit kenamaan Prancis ini bertanggung jawab terhadap launch and early orbit phase (LEOP), yang merupakan fase awal satelit selepas dari roket peluncur, hingga mencapai slot orbit yang diinginkan di 113 BT. Juga pada fase in-orbit tests (IOT), yaitu fase pengujian performa satelit saat sudah berada di slot orbitnya.

8. Thales Alenia Space akan memberikan dukungan penuh terhadap sistem pengendalian satelit dari stasiun pengendali (ground control), sekaligus melatih Telkomsat agar siap dalam mengoperasikan broadband satelit ini sepanjang usia satelit.

9. Dalam meluncurkan Satelit Merah Putih 2, Telkomsat bekerja sama dengan SpaceX milik Elon Musk, menggunakan roket Falcon 9.

10. Untuk menjamin risiko Satelit Merah Putih 2, Telkomsat menggandeng BUMN Asuransi, PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Jasindo). Serta Telesat sebagai konsultan Telkomsat, dalam pengadaan dan manufaktur satelit.

11. Satelit Merah Putih 2 memiliki 3 misi:

– Meningkatkan ketahanan infrastuktur digital nasional untuk mendukung pemerataan konektivitas di seluruh Indonesia

– Mengamankan dan mempertahankan slot orbit Indonesia di 113 BT

– Memperkuat portofolio bisnis satelit melalui peningkatan kapasitas internal dari 10 Gbps (Satelit Telkom 3S dan Satelit Merah Putih) menjadi 42.4 Gbps

12. Pemilihan mitra dan pengadaan Satelit Merah Putih 2 tak hanya dilakukan sesuai dengan asas kepatuhan (compliance) dan prinsip tata kelola perusahaan yang baik. Tetapi juga mempertimbangkan biaya per Gbps yang paling rendah, sehingga menghasilkan satelit dengan kapasitas lebih besar dengan harga jual yang kompetitif.

13. Satelit Merah Putih 2 direncanakan siap beroperasi (ready for service) pada April 2024

14. Satelit Merah Putih 2 akan dimanfaatkan untuk membantu pemerataan digital di Indonesia melalui penyediaan layanan backhaul berbasis satelit, mengembangkan bisnis maritim di Indonesia, dan mendukung kedaulatan data dengan mengurangi kebergantungan kapasitas satelit asing.https://frutangjeruk.com/

Woolworths: Australian grocery boss quits amid price-gouging claims

Brad Banducci
Image caption,Brad Banducci has been CEO for eight years

Woolworths boss Brad Banducci has announced his resignation, amid scrutiny over alleged price-gouging tactics used by the Australian supermarket giant.

The pressure on the chief intensified this week after what has widely been described as a disastrous interview.

Mr Banducci walked out on a reporter after bristling over the line of questioning.

Australia has one of the world’s most concentrated grocery markets.

Woolworths – the nation’s largest retailer – and its rival Coles control 65% of the market, and both have been facing intense criticism over their business models as the country battles a cost-of-living crisis.

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In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on Wednesday, Woolworths Group announced Mr Banducci would retire in September.

The 59-year-old has spent 13 years at the company, eight of them at the helm.

“History will judge Brad to have been one of [the firm’s] finest leaders,” board chair Scott Perkins said.

He will be succeeded by the company’s head of e-commerce Amanda Bardwell.

Woolworths Group owns an array of business across Australia and New Zealand, including discount department store Big W, liquor chain BWS, and the New Zealand grocery chain Countdown.

In the ASX statement, the company also announced a massive half year profit of A$929m (£482m; $608m), in part thanks to growing margins on its food businesses.

However, overall the firm recorded a loss of A$781m due to write-downs in the value of two of its businesses.

It comes as the supermarket chain faces multiple parliamentary inquiries and another investigation from the nation’s competition watchdog over pricing practices.

On Monday night, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an investigation which accused both Coles and Woolworths of price-gouging and unfair dealings with suppliers and farmers.

Four Corners reporter Angus Grigg spoke to insiders, experts, and the bosses of both supermarkets, and said Mr Banducci’s reaction was “startling”.

“That was a pretty basic line of questioning… and the fact that he bristled so badly when pushed on whether or not there was adequate competition in Australia tells you they’re not really used to having much scrutiny.”https://frutangjeruk.com/