first_img Previous articleRugby hero backs Special Olympics collectionNext articleSearch teams discover body of woman in Estuary Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor Jim Long hangs up on the 11811 serviceBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2014 1003 WhatsApp Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillors Facebook Cllr Jim LongFINE Gael city councillor Jim Long was so “horrified” at the cost of three directory enquiry calls on his mobile phone that he plans to contact Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to ensure the issue of hidden charges are highlighted to the public.Cllr Long was heading into a meeting last Friday morning when he received an international call on his mobile phone. With no time to take the call, the councillor hung up and went about his normal business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minutes later, however, he was left feeling totally flummoxed when he got a text message from O2 informing him that he had overspent by a sum of €10 over on his monthly phone plan.“I thought I was charged the €10 for the incoming call and I went totally ballistic. When I got home I contacted O2 online through their live chat and received the full details,” Cllr Long explains.“I was then even more horrified to learn that because I went through 11811 I had been charged €2.99 for a local call to my solicitor. In total it cost me €10 euro for three local calls. This in my opinion is a total rip-off,” he claimed.Cllr Long is now vowing never to use the 11811 directory enquiries service again.“If I had made the call at home on a landline it would have only cost 22 cent for three minutes. These hidden charges need to be highlighted and I’ll be contacting the Minister in relation to this,” Cllr Long concluded.An O2 spokesperson explained that calls to Eircom’s 11811 and other directory enquiry services are charged as premium rate services. He also advised customers to check the rates before using any of these services.“Calls to 11811 cost up to €2.30 per minute depending on which price plan the customer is on. Should the customer ask to be connected to a number there is an additional call set up charge of up to €2.30 as well as the per minute charge depending on how long the call lasts. The costs of premium rate services are available at,” said a spokesperson. Advertisement Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS11811Cllr Jim LongEircomFine GaelMinister Pat RabbitteMusic Limericko2 center_img Print Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Email Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Twitter Linkedin Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick last_img read more

first_img“Prior to Novendra, Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto earned his title about 16 years ago,” said Percasi head of development and achievement Kristianus Liem, referring to Indonesia’s seventh grandmaster.Novendra, who is sponsored by heavy equipment distributor PT United Tractors, expressed satisfaction over the new title.”I have finally earned the grandmaster title, after failing in four previous attempts,” he said.”Previously, I did not make it in two opportunities laid out [for me] at the Praha Open as well as one at the Jakarta Open and another at the World Championships,” he added.In the Czech Republic, Novendra still has two more rounds to play, the first of which will see him take on International Master Akash G (2449) of India. (nkn)Topics : Novendra Priasmoro has underscored his reputation as a rising star in Indonesia’s chess scene as he earned the grandmaster title with a flawless performance so far at the Liberec Open in the Czech Republic.The 20-year old grabbed the title after achieving a consecutive seventh win at the tournament on Thursday. Novendra, who has an Elo rating of 2493, defeated International Master Klaudia Kulon (2335) of Poland in round 7, the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Novendra is only the eighth Indonesian to be named a grandmaster, the highest title in chess.last_img read more

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – Gov. Rhodora Cadiao is urging Overseas Filipino Workers(OFWs) coming home for holidays to take flights between Clark International Airport tothe province’s Evelio JavierAirport. She said that Antiqueños could supportthe country’s flag carrier by taking the Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight, whichcould hopefully make a once per day flight to the province by next year ifthere would be enough passengers. The governor said that from ClarkAirport, there are point-to-point air-conditioned buses that can transport passengersgoing to Quezon City, or in other parts of Metro Manila. Cadiao also said the province’s airportrunway will be extended from 1,430 meters to 1,800 meters to be able toaccommodate jetliners. “Once the airport runway will belengthened, we will be able already to accommodate jetliners such as Airbus 320or 340 which could enable us to have night flights,” she noted. According to Cadiao, Clark-Antique routemay offer a less stressful departure and arrival point for all travelers,not just OFWs. Cadiao, however, said that the provincialgovernment is still in the process of looking for a relocation site for theillegal settlers in the airport area so that the runway project could start. PAL’s Q400NG aircraft made its maidenflight from Clark to Antique on Dec. 16, 2018 beginning with only two flightsper week, which increased to three flights last April 25. (With a report from PNA/PN) “There is now a PAL flight thrice a weekfrom Clark to Antique. The flight is every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday,” shenoted. “Although the PAL airplane is a bombardier but then it is also safe,”she said.last_img read more