Monday, June 06, 2011

Nintendo Server Attacked by Hacking Group Lulz Security

Nintendo has become the latest company to suffer an online security breach due to an attack by hackers, Lulz Security. The Japanese game company said that a server of one of its affiliates in the US was attacked by the group some weeks ago.

Drug Companies Cut Vaccine Prices

Several major drugs companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi-Aventis have agreed to cut prices through the international vaccine alliance Gavi. GSK said it would cut the price of its vaccine for rotavirus by 67% to $2.50 (£1.50) a dose in poor countries.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

TOSHIBA CORPORATION - Environmental Record

E-waste is something that negatively affects the environment due to improper discard of items such as computers, DVD players, and cell phones. Most e-waste is hazardous to the environment because of its tendency to release toxic materials, such as lead and mercury, into soil and water, which later affect human, animal, and vegetation health. Toshiba has been making efforts to lessen their impact on the environment. 


Toshiba was founded by the merging of two companies in 1939. One, Tanaka Seisakusho (Tanaka Engineering Works), was Japan's first manufacturer of telegraph equipment and was established by Hisashige Tanaka in 1875. . In 1904, its name was changed to Shibaura Seisakusho (Shibaura Engineering Works). Through the first part of the 20th century Shibaura Engineering Works became a major manufacturer of heavy electrical machinery as Japan modernized during the Meiji Era and became a world industrial power.

Toshiba Corporation (Japanese: 株式会社東芝 Kabushiki-gaisha Tōshiba)

Toshiba Corporation (Japanese: 株式会社東芝 Kabushiki-gaisha Tōshiba) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company's main business is in infrastructure, consumer products, electronic devices and components including TV's and laptops for everyday consumers. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. In 2009, Toshiba was the world's fifth largest personal computer vendor, after Hewlett-Packard of the U.S., Dell of the U.S., Acer of Taiwan, and Lenovo of China.

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (PT Telkom) Profile

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (PT Telkom or just Telkom, formerly Perumtel) is a telecommunications company in Indonesia. Telkom is a semi-privatized, majority government-owned multi-listed company.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Lake Kerinci Festival [Can Lake Kerinci Festival boost foreign tourist visits?]

Kerinci district which is nationally famous for its Mount Kerinci and export-quality Kayo Aro tea is to stage its annual Lake Kerinci Festival for the 11th time next July. The event will among other things feature various traditional art shows and entertainments.

Telkom Indonesia Sets Aside Rp21 tln to Support MP3EI

State telecommunications operator PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) is ready to invest up to Rp21.198 trillion to support the recently-launched Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia`s Economic Development (MP3EI).

Sony Investigating Another Hack [Mystery Hackers]

Sony is investigating another hacking attack on one of its websites. A group called Lulz Security claims to have broken into and accessed details of a million users. Passwords, home addresses and other personal information relating to several thousand of the accounts was released online. It is the third major hack to hit Sony since April when the PlayStation Network was targeted and the details of 77 million users compromised.

SONY CORPORATION - Environmental Record

In October 2010, Sony was ranked 6th (jointly with Panasonic and Motorola) in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics that assesses the policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change of 18 leading electronics manufacturers. Number of Sony’s models on the market are partially free of PVC and BFRs, including all models of the VAIO PC, and many models of video recorder, Walkman, camcorder and digital camera.

SONY GROUP - PlayStation Network and Several Websites Compromised

In mid April 2011, Sony Computer Entertainment was subjected to external DDoS attacks. To further complicate matters, roughly a week later (on 4/20/11), the PlayStation Network was again attacked, but more severely. Personal information of approximately 77 million PlayStation Network account holders had been illegally obtained and possibly put up for sale (the latter part Sony denies). 


In late 1945, after the end of World War II, Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in a bomb-damaged department store building in Nihonbashi of Tokyo. The next year, he was joined by his colleague, Akio Morita, and they founded a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K., (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation). The company built Japan's first tape recorder, called the Type-G.

Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha)

Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha), commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan and the world's fifth largest media conglomerate with US$77.20 billion (FY2010). Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, products for the consumer and professional markets.

Legian Beach and Legian Road [Amazing Tourist Destination ]

Legian Beach. Close to the Kuta action but far enough for some down time, Legian is less hectic than downtown Kuta but still has a funky nightlife zone. Legian is a no-holds barred beach where locals, expatriates and tourists mingle, bargain with the best, play paddle ball and football, indulge in a massage and manicure, catch up on reading, meditate, exercise. Legian and Seminyak were small villages a few years ago a short distance from Kuta.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Kuta beach, a Lifelong Unforgettable [Pantai Kuta, Tak Terlupakan Seumur Hidup]

Once a lonely little village on the road from Denpasar to Bukit Peninsula, Kuta is now the tourist Mecca of Bali, popular mainly among the young and adventurous. Kuta beach is one of the first favorite beaches discovered by tourist. Coconut trees line the sand beach as far as the eyes can see towards the north stopped by the runway of Denpasar's airport far in the west. 

PT PERTAMINA (PERSERO) Career Growth Opportunities

Opportunities within Pertamina are extremely wide because we operate such a diverse set of businesses: Exploration & Production, Refining, Distribution to Marketing of products, and geothermal. The efforts of our employees, at every level, contribute daily to the transformation of the company and the achievement of our strategic goals. At Pertamina, we invest in our future by investing in you. We are investing more than ever before in cultivating young talents, future leaders, with the task of steering Pertamina through the challenges ahead. 

Working At Pertamina - Join with Pertamina - Oil & Gas Business

Join us and help to create the world class national oil and gas company.
Pertamina seeks extraordinarily talented individuals who share our values and has passion in becoming part of the great team to accomplish our extraordinary vision: to become a world class national oil and gas company. Turn your ideas and creativities into solutions. Discover all the challenging works, all the places you can work, all the diverse people you can collaborate with and all the problems you can help to solve. We invite you to explore it all. 


Prologue of 1871 - 1885 Period
(Preliminary Period of Oil exploration in Indonesia)
Indonesian oil industry and gas was started at the beginning of 19th century:
  • 12 years after initial drilling in Titusville, Pennsylvania,US1859.
  • Reering 1871 - Zilker 1885 the oil searching and finding (initial drilling in 1883 in Telaga Tiga)


PERTAMINA is a State Owned oil & gas company (National Oil Company), established on December 10, 1957 under the name PT PERMINA. In 1961 the company changed its name to PN PERMINA and after the merger with PN PERTAMIN in 1968 it became PN PERTAMINA. With the enactment of Law 8 of 1971 the company became PERTAMINA. This name persisted until after PERTAMINA changed its legal status to PT PERTAMINA (PERSERO) on October 9, 2003.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts's History

Canadian businessman Isadore Sharp founded Four Seasons in 1960. While a young architect working for his father, Sharp designed a motel for a family friend that succeeded and inspired him to try creating his own hotel in Toronto. As the only large parcel of land he could buy was in a disreputable area, he designed the hotel as an oasis for business travelers; the Four Seasons Motor Hotel opened in 1961. 

Canadian-based International Luxury Hotel Management Company [Four Seasons Hotels, Inc.]

Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. is a Canadian-based international luxury hotel management company. Travel + Leisure magazine and Zagat Survey rank the hotel chain's 84 properties among the top luxury hotels worldwide. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have voted the company's Golden Triangle property in northern Thailand as their favorite in the world for three consecutive years. The company has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Fortune every year since the survey's inception in 1998. 

Award for the Ritz - Carlton Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton has been featured on Zagat Survey Top Lists for dining, hotels and service. The Dallas USA and Wolfsburg Germany locations both received top honors from Zagat in 2009, including Top Large Hotel for the Dallas location. The Ritz-Carlton is the only company to date to win two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (1992 and 1999). The Ritz-Carlton's President and COO Horst Schulze was recognized for the Ritz-Carlton's contributions during his tenure with Corporate Hotelier of the World Ishikawa Medal for contributions to the Quality movement.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC (Brand of Luxury Hotels)

The Ritz-Carlton is a brand of luxury hotels and resorts with 75 properties located in major cities and resorts in 24 countries worldwide. It also has major service training operations in its Ritz-Carlton Learning Institute and Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, created by Ritz-Carlton executive (emeritus) Leonardo Inghilleri, where nearly 50,000 executives from other companies worldwide have been trained in the Ritz-Carlton principles of service.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Number of HIV/AIDS Sufferers in Banda Aceh Rises

The number of HIV/AIDS sufferers in Banda Aceh, Aceh’s propvincial capital, inceased from four to five this year. "Only four sufferes were found in the first quarter but another sufferer was discovered recently in Peunayong," Banda Aceh deputy mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal said here on Thursday.

After opening a seminar and advocacy management training and capacity building for HIV/AIDS concerned civilian elements organized by the Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic organization’s health institute at Kuala Radja Hotel Illiza said the new sufferer was discovered during a test at a health service. "It is possible the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Aceh will continue to rise as Aceh people are very open to outsiders while public awareness to medical checks is still low," she said.

Hotel Made ​​of Ice (Ice Hotel) Cooolll

An ice hotel is a temporary hotel made up of snow, sculpted blocks of ice, and some steel framing. They are promoted by their sponsors and have special features for travelers who are interested in novelties and unusual environments, and thus are in the class of destination hotels. Their lobbies are often filled with ice sculptures, and food and beverages are specially chosen for the circumstances.

All of the ice hotels are reconstructed every year, and are dependent upon constant sub-freezing temperatures during construction and operation. The walls, fixtures, and fittings are made entirely of ice, and are held together using a substance known as snice, which takes the place of mortar in a traditional brick-built hotel. (Wikipedia)

Some ice hotel picture :

The Beauty of Lake Toba in Indonesia (Danau Toba)

Lake Toba (Indonesian: Danau Toba) is a lake and supervolcano. The lake is 100 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide, and 505 metres (1,666 ft) at its deepest point. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 metres (2,953 ft), the lake stretches from 2.88°N 98.52°E to 2.35°N 99.1°E. It is the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world.

Lake Toba is the site of a supervolcanic eruption that occurred 69,000-77,000 years ago, a massive climate-changing event. The eruption is believed to have had a VEI intensity of 8. It is believed to be the largest explosive eruption anywhere on Earth in the last 25 million years. According to the Toba catastrophe theory to which some anthropologists and archeologists subscribe, it had global consequences, killing most humans then alive and creating a population bottleneck in Central Eastern Africa and India that affected the genetic inheritance of all humans today.