BPTJ to launch Bogor-Jakarta intercity buses as alternative for Commuter Line passengers

first_imgOn Monday, 77 out of 170 free buses provided by the BPTJ transported 1,112 passengers from Bogor and Bekasi.Polana said the BPTJ aimed to launch the new bus service, dubbed the Greater Jakarta Residential Connexion or JR Conn, in August.”JR Conn will be a point-to-point bus service, so instead of deploying from bus terminals, the buses will deploy from bus stops near residential areas to avoid crowding at bus stops or terminals,” she said.She explained that the BPTJ would still limit the buses to 50 percent of capacity to ensure passengers could maintain physical distancing.”Passengers will be required to wear face masks, and their temperatures will be checked prior to entering the buses. We will also regularly clean the buses with disinfectant,” she said.Polana also urged commuters who could work from home to continue doing so as it would be hard for transportation operators to implement proper health protocols if the number of passengers using their services was still the same as prior to the pandemic.”The World Health Organization has stated that public transportation is one of the potential factors for COVID-19 transmission. So, we are trying really hard to prevent public transportation in Greater Jakarta from becoming a transmission source,” she said. “However, that’s very hard to do without the public’s help.”Topics : Since the Jakarta administration started easing the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, large numbers of residents in Jakarta and surrounding areas have begun flocking to the commuter train service again, creating long queues and packing train stations.This situation is exacerbated by the fact that the train operator has limited the capacity of each train to only 35 to 45 percent to ensure passengers can maintain physical distancing.The BPTJ has cooperated with the Transportation Ministry and the Jakarta administration to deploy free buses for commuters living in the satellite cities of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi in West Java and Tangerang in Banten to reduce long queues and crowding in train stations.Read also: Commuter line sees surge in passengers as ‘new normal’ begins The Transportation Ministry’s Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) is planning to provide a fleet of intercity buses to transport commuters from Bogor, West Java, to Jakarta as an alternative to Commuter Line trains.BPTJ head Polana B. Pramesti said that the new intercity buses were aimed at reducing crowding in train stations.”We have deployed free buses for Commuter Line passengers since May 15 to reduce passenger volume at train stations, however it can’t be a permanent solution,” Polana said in a statement. “After the launch of the free bus services, we’ve said that if the demand consistently grows, we could launch a regular bus service [for the routes].”last_img read more

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Dril-Quip Posts Q3 Loss

first_imgDril-Quip has reported net loss of $29.3 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2017, versus net income of $19 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2016.Total revenues were $100 million during the quarter, down 19 percent compared to $123.6 million for the same period in 2016 and 22 percent sequentially.The company had operating loss of $62 million as it booked impairment and other charges of some $61 million, versus none in the prior-year quarter. This was partially offset by tax benefit of close to $32 million.Product bookings were approximately $82 million during the quarter compared to $67.2 million for the Q2 2017.The company’s backlog at September 30, 2017 was approximately $216 million, compared to backlog of approximately $235 million in the prior quarter. Dril-Quip said it expects to convert between 70-80 percent of this backlog into revenues in the next 12 months or less.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

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Four Jamaican Gunmen Arrested After Hostage Situation In New Kingston.

first_img Share Share 107 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Four Jamaican Gunmen Arrested After Hostage Situation In New Kingston. by: – July 11, 2012center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Jamaican police patrolling the streets of New Kingston. Photo credits: in.reuters.comFour men are now in custody after they attempted to hold a family hostage on Haining Road, New Kingston of Jamaica yesterday (7/20/12).The Jamaican police department reported that about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday of July, 2012, members of a local family arrived home and were immediately approached by armed men who ordered, and allegedly forced them inside the house.The police who were later alerted breached the barricade to the premises and were able to rescue the family and arrest the men.The police say a firearm was seized, as well as a motor vehicle belonging to the men. Investigations are still ongoing…Jamaica Gleanerlast_img read more

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Optimistic McLaren hope to have turned the corner

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Despite being the best of the rest on the grid, McLaren still finished a mammoth 272 points behind third-placed Red Bull. Between them, double world champions Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull claimed all 21 Grand Prix victories. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown believes the British team have “turned the corner” and can look forward to the 2020 Formula One season with fresh optimism. After years of disappointment, McLaren finished fourth in the Constructors’ championship last season – their best finish since 2012. Carlos Sainz Jr claimed McLaren’s first podium in five years at last season’s Brazilian Grand Prix “These are very exciting times. We have turned the corner, we have a long way to go but I am excited for the first race in Australia,” said Brown. “Our two drivers have brought a lot of energy to the team so credit to them – and McLaren is a fun place to be.” Carlos Sainz Jr celebrated McLaren’s first podium in five years at the Brazilian Grand Prix and is again joined by 20-year-old Briton Lando Norris. “We have hopefully put together a better package, a better car, and I have the feeling everything is coming together,” said Sainz. “We have a positive momentum from last season, and we are hoping to carry that on this year.” Read Also: F 1: Hamilton says he has not spoken to Mercedes about a new deal Norris, though, is more confident McLaren can break the stranglehold of the dominant top three teams this year. “We have had the input into making this car, so it feels like my baby and I cannot wait to go and drive it,” said Norris, who finished 11th in the drivers’ championship in his debut season. “If I think back to this point last year, I was pooping myself. Now, I am a lot more confident, more relaxed, and that prepares me for the season ahead.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Chargers And Eagles Harriers Battle It Out

first_imgGirls CC Score: JCD 22, ND 36Race winner: Chloe Simon (J) 25:19ND: 3. Gracie Osting 27:33, 4. Jenna Walton 27:42, 7. Cami Dolhen 28:07, 10. Lauren Holloway 31:06, 17. Paige Wesseler 36:58.Boys CC Score: JCD 16, ND 44Race winner: Damon Hughes (J) 19:19ND: 5. Daniel Dollinger 21:36, 8. Owen Geis 23:53, 9, Brandan Gearhart 24:10, 10, Caleb Bowles 24:19, 15,  Adam Mack 28:49, 18,  Cameron Medsker 31:33, 19, Andru Warrick 33:55, 20. Collin Bryant 35:24.“Tonight was one of the hottest, most humid nights that I can remember for a varsity cross country meet.  Our times were quite a bit slower than what we have been running but that is simply a product of the hot weather.  I told the kids not to worry about their time – to just be proud that the finished the race and didn’t let the heat get the best of them.” Chargers Coach Scott Johnson.Next: at East Central Invitational this Saturdaylast_img read more

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Senate Impeachment Trial Resumes LIVE

first_imgPresident Trump’s Senate impeachment trial resumes at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.House Democrats will continue to present their case that the president should be removed from office.The seven Democrats began their opening statements yesterday with detailed summaries of testimony by current and former administration and foreign service officials.last_img

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U.S. House to vote on bill to remove marijuana off controlled substance list

first_imgThe U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote on a bill that could potentially decriminalize marijuana.According to Politico, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s office sent out an email on Friday saying the vote could happen as early as September.The vote will be on the MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.The bill would also expunge the records and creates funding for grants to help people who have been negatively impacted by federal marijuana offenses.If the bill does pass, it could likely stall in the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has voiced his opposition on the matter.last_img

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Victor Moses Pledges Total Commitment to Nigeria

first_imgBut the Chelsea wing-back said he was disappointed by the insinuations that he does not always want to play for his country.“Yes, everyone says that I select games. I have heard it myself,” he told Nigerian radio.“But it is what it is. I never run away from challenges. I love to play football, why would I run away from playing football? That is what we are meant to do,” he said.“But people keep saying that I choose games for Nigeria… But I need to clear the air now, that is not true.“If I have got an injury, I have got an injury. Whenever I want to play for Nigeria, I must be 100 percent, I want to give everything. But if I have got an injury, I don’t want to force myself because I am going to look stupid on the pitch.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country.Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels.He has since won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Moses played a key role in the draw and victory in back-to-back matches over Cameroon this month that moved Nigeria closer to qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia.last_img read more

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Can City Make it Two in a Row against Tottenham?

first_imgTottenham ended City’s European ambitions last season and they will be looking to dent Guardiola’s side’s hopes of winning a third successive Premier League title when they meet at the Etihad Stadium today.A rare setback in a near impeccable season from City came in April with a dramatic exit to Spurs in the Champions League quarter-final.City won the second-leg 4-3 but went out on away goals after a late goal from Raheem Sterling, which would have sent City through, was dramatically ruled out for offside following a VAR video review.Just three days later the pair met again in the league as Guardiola’s side kept their title run on track with a 1-0 victory.Both teams began their Premier League campaigns in winning fashion with City sweeping aside West Ham United with a 5-0 win at London Stadium while Spurs struggled before emerging as 3-1 victors at home to promoted Aston Villa.City will be relieved that Spurs’ South Korean winger Son Heung-min will miss the game while he serves a three-game suspension.Son scored the only goal of the Champions League first leg and struck twice in the second-leg but Harry Kane, who missed the last two meetings, has begun the season in form with a double against Villa.The main question is whether Pochettino brings Christian Eriksen into the fold from the beginning or not. The midfield diamond had its problems against Aston Villa, and it’s not unreasonable to expect the same sort of growing pains against City. Eriksen is expected to provide the much-needed creativity in the absence of Dele Alli.Aston Villa Soccer News, Schedule, Roster, StatsCome fan with us. SB Nation is the largest independent sports media brand, consisting of SBNation.com, MMAFighti…Come fan with us. SB Nation is the largest independent sports media brand, consisting of SBNation.com, MMAFighti…Liverpool will need to recover quickly from their penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday as they face a trip to Southampton today.Juergen Klopp’s side began the season well with a 4-1 win over Norwich City but are without their first choice keeper Alisson Becker who picked up a calf injury in that opener.Frank Lampard’s Chelsea suffered a 4-0 loss at Manchester United in their first outing but showed plenty of promise in Istanbul and have an extra day to recover before taking on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Manchester United have a tricky trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, returning to the venue where they were beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final in March.Arsenal will look to follow-up their win at Newcastle United with another three points against Sean Dyche’s Burnley at the Emirates today.The Gunners rested a number of new signings at St James’ Park but could unleash their new strike trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and new arrival, winger, Nicolas Pepe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After some thrilling results in the first week of the Premier League, defending champions, Manchester City will welcome UEFA Champions League finalist, Tottenham Hotspurs to the Emirate Stadium in the standout fixture of the week. While, the Citizens demolished West Ham 5-0, it took the Lilly Whites a late rally to beat Aston Villa 3-1. Pep Guardiola will however be hoping to make it two wins in a row against SpursWhile Tottenham Hotspur certainly have had their difficulties with Manchester City over the past number of years, they beat Pep Guardiola’s side perhaps where it counted the most last season: over two legs in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and City have definitely not forgotten this.Spurs may in theory have closed the gap between themselves and the defending champions, but City is still far and away the best club in England, and quite possibly all of Europe. Spurs’ first trip to the Etihad this weekend will be no walk in the park.last_img read more

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Wisconsin goes 0-2 on weekend

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoDespite starting the Big Ten season with a pair of home losses over the weekend, Wisconsin remains confident in its abilities as it prepares to travel to Ohio State and Penn State this week.The Badgers were unable to come away with victories in their first two conference matches, losing 2-1 to Illinois and 1-0 to Purdue. Nonetheless, head coach Paula Wilkins is somewhat satisfied with her team’s play.“The exciting part about it is I think we put together two halves again that deserved possibly a tie or a win against both Purdue and Illinois,” Wilkins said. “Unfortunately, those halves were in separate games, and we didn’t complete one whole one together.”Wisconsin played strong in each of the second halves over the weekend after starting slow in each game and trailing at the half. Wilkins also noted that the outcomes of the games were much closer this year after the Badgers suffered 3-0 and 4-0 losses to Illinois and Purdue, respectively.“I think the next step we have to take is making sure we open up pretty well in the first half against Ohio State,” Wilkins said. “I’m excited to bring our team on the road and hopefully continue improving in the Big Ten.”Defense strong despite offensive woesWhile the Badgers have struggled at times this season to get things going offensively, the defense has consistently played well, allowing only 11 goals in as many games. The defense is led by senior goalkeeper Jamie Klages, who has earned three shutouts so far.“I think we’ve taken a group effort in terms of our defending all over the field and taken some pride on it,” Wilkins said. “I think our one v. one defending needs to be a little bit better in terms of all over the field. When one thing breaks down, it seems to break down a lot.”With the start of the conference season, Wisconsin has to adjust defensively to the more physical type of play that is common in the Big Ten, something Wilkins believes her team is doing well.“I think they are getting a little bit more confidence in terms of playing better teams that are a little bit more physical than us right now athletically,” Wilkins said. “I think other teams have other things on us, and we’re doing better just being a little bit smarter and a little bit better tactically all over the field.”As a young team, the Badgers may be seeing more physical play than usual as teams believe they can use Wisconsin’s inexperience to its advantage.“They tend to be a lot more physical with us,” Wilkins said. “We’re still [doing] a little growing into how to deal with other teams physically and how to be physical ourselves.”Wilkins returns to Happy ValleyAs Wisconsin travels this weekend to Penn State, the game will carry extra significance for Wilkins and her staff.Before joining the Badgers, Wilkins spent 13 seasons at Penn State. She served as an assistant coach for seven years before taking over as head coach in 2001.In her six years at the helm, Wilkins guided the Nittany Lions to six NCAA tournament berths, six Big Ten regular season championships, two Big Ten tournament titles and a pair of College Cup appearances.“I’m excited to go back and see the people that I worked with,” Wilkins said. “It was very sad when I left because a lot of people had done a lot of great things for me. I’ll never look past that, but now that I’m at Wisconsin, it’s a little bit different challenge we have.”As much as Wilkins is looking forward to her return to Jeffrey Field, the Badger players may be more excited as they hope to get a win for her in Sunday’s game.“I know the players have been looking forward to this, but I think one of my biggest challenges is to make sure that we’re focused on Ohio State,” Wilkins said. “Then, when we get to Penn State, hopefully some of the emotional stuff for me, Pat [Farmer] and Tim [Rosenfeld] will sort of relate to the players and get them excited to get a result there.”Nonetheless, as much as Wilkins is excited to return to Penn State, she wants to make sure her players view the Nittany Lions as they would any other team on the field.“There are very good players at Penn State — I obviously know because I recruited them there,” Wilkins said. “However, they put their shorts on one leg at a time just like [we] do.”last_img read more

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