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Rihanna to release $250 special edition of Unapologetic album We know the music industry has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. Vinyl records were replaced by cassettes, which were replaced by CDs, which were eventually made more or less obsolete by the digital music revolution. But here’s something we never thought we’d see any time soon: a $250 album.

That’s right! Just in time for Christmas, pop queen Rihanna will be releasing a special version of her new album Unapologetic, which drops on November 16. In all fairness it’s not just an album. It’s — drumroll please — the “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box” version of the album. That means it also includes a gaggle of goodies like special collectible

colored vinyl remixes of the single “Diamonds,” a T-shirt featuring a photo of the 24-year-old songstress taken by photographer Michael Muller, along with seven lithographs, stickers, a notebook filled with copies of notes handwritten by RiRi herself, a DVD with neverbefore-seen footage, and an oldschool Viewmaster where fans can view 3D images of the “Rude Boy”

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singer as part of a style transformation slideshow. The box of swag will be available December 11. Singer Rihanna poses after being symbolically crowned queen of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval in West Hollywood, California October 31, 2012.

Denzel soars as troubled pilot in ‘Flight’ If “Flight” weren’t so exceptionally crafted and acted, this tale of self-destruction and eventual redemption might feel like the sort of feel-good fare you’d see on the Lifetime Movie Network, or even a 12-step-program promotion. Instead, director Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is by turns thrilling, engrossing and even darkly funny, anchored by a tremendous performance from Denzel Washington. This is one of those Washington roles, like his Oscar-winning work in “Training Day,” in which he exudes a potent mix of damage and bravado, control and danger, but he’s so incredibly charismatic even as he does bad deeds that you can’t help but root for him. Here, Zemeckis and screenwriter John Gatins have given him a deeply flawed character and placed him in a complicated situation, and allowed him to put the best of what he can do on display. Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a veteran airline pilot and serious alcoholic. When we first see h i m , h e ’s waki n g u p

wasted and naked in a hotel outside the Orlando airport alongside an equally wasted and naked (and very sexy) flight attendant. A sip of beer, a hit off a joint, a line of coke and he’s ready for his 9 a.m. flight — swaggering, commanding, even charming. Clearly, he’s done this before. But then a major mechanical failure en route to Atlanta forces him to pull off a daring crash landing in the middle of a field in a breathtakingly spectacular extended action sequence. (If you thought the plane crash in “Cast Away” was a doozy, this one’s just as harrowing.) While the head flight attendant (Tamara Tunie) calmly, competently follows Whip’s instructions, the deeply religious, judgmental co-pilot (Brian Geraghty) is useless as he panics and prays. Afterward, Whip is rightly hailed as a hero for saving so many lives. But the subsequent federal investigation also reveals his rampant substance abuse, which only fortifies his denial. It’s a murky area that allows a lot of room for us to debate within ourselves: Yes, the plane malfunctioned, but Whip didn’t exactly belong in the cockpit in that state. Then again, no sober pilot could have achieved what he did, as if his looseness somehow kept him even-keeled. While there are no easy answers, increasingly difficult questions keep cropping up. Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle and John Goodman all give strong supporting performances as the people around Whip who keep him functioning in various ways as the investigation (and hungry media hordes) close in around him. Greenwood exudes an easy Southern warmth as the union representative assigned to work with Whip, Cheadle is the all-business voice of reason as the hotshot lawyer flown in from Chicago to fend off criminal charges and Goodman is, unsurprisingly, a hilarious force of nature as Whip’s pusher/ enabler/friend.

Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort

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Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states. The nation’s largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from the group’s members up to $100,000. In an e-mail to members of the Human Rights Campaign, Pitt wrote that it’s “unbelievable” that people’s relationships will be put to a vote on Election Day. Same-sex marriage will be on the ballot in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington state.

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The file photo showed sound system project in Art Center. The sound system project was one of the findings in BPK Audit. In the findings of the BPK, it was mentioned there were some costliness for the e-government system worth IDR 3.6 billion as well as in the procurement of heavy equipment, sound system equipment, CCTV, electrical installations and telephone in the Culture Agency worth IDR 6.2 billion. IBP/File Photo

To follow up findings of BPK

Provincial government asked to not bargain

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DENPASAR - Bali Government seems to have not accepted the findings of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) related to Local Government Financial Report (LKPD) for the fiscal year 2010, 2011 and the first half of 2012. The audit noted number of costliness in the procurement of goods and services. In the findings of the BPK, it was mentioned there were some costliness for the e-

government system worth IDR 3.6 billion as well as in the procurement of heavy equipment, sound system equipment, CCTV, electrical installations and telephone in the Culture

Agency worth IDR 6.2 billion. Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, said his party would coordinate the findings on the costliness with the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). “State loss due to lack of volume of work has mostly been followed up, while the state loss caused by the indication of price costliness of the work has been coordinated with the Supreme Audit Agency of the RI,” he said in a

plenary session of the Bali House on Tuesday (Oct 30). Meanwhile Chairman of the PDI-P Faction of the Bali House, Ketut Tama Tenaya, said the BPK had standards and validation in calculating the procurement of goods or in the government that should surely become a reference for the examined, in this regard the Bali Government. If the Bali government had a different perception from the standards of the

BPK, he said, it would be difficult to find out the common ground. “Actually, the BPK has already owned a standard rule in determining the costliness or not,” he said. Tama Tenaya added that in following up the findings of the BPK, Bali government was requested to refer to the standards of BPK because they had surely referred to the prevailing legislation. Continued on page 6


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Thousands of youths hold solidarity action Bali Post

DENPASAR - Thousands of youths coalesced into the members of various youth organizations in Bali came to the Parliament Hall of Bali on Wednesday (Oct 31). The action served as solidarity and concern about the tragedy happening at Balinuraga village, South Lampung. Those organizations included the Bali Youth Unity (PBB), Youth of Baladika Bali, Jala Satria Garuda, Chakra Wahyu Bali, National Youth Committee (KNPI) of Bali and various other youth elements. They were received by Chairman of the Bali House, A.A. Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, accompanied by Chairman of PDI-P faction, Ketut Tama Tenaya. due to the arrogance committed by a community group. Unfortunately, the security forces, especially in the lower level such as the village non-commissioned officer (Babinsa) were not capable of doing any anticipation so that it finally made things worse. “Performance of the security forces needs evaluating,” he pleaded. Chairman of the Bali House, A.A. Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, conveyed that his institution was very concerned about the incident occurred in Lampung. The Bali House itself had discussed it in a plenary session. According to Ratmadi, the most urgent and should be carried out was to raise fund in order to help the people there. They were currently in refuge and in need of clothing and food. “They need food, wrapped rice, drinks and the other urgent needs to be met,” he said. This senior figure of Satria Palace also requested in order all of the Balinese people not to be easily provoked that could make the situation worse. On that occasion, he also promised to send all the aspirations of Balinese people to the president. Finally, the crowd dispersed with the escort of police. (kmb29)

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Tornado lunges Tonja

Buildings damaged, school dismissed for 3 days Bali Post

DENPASAR - Tornado hit the area of Jalan Seroja, Tegehkuri hamlet, Tonja village, East Denpasar, around 04:00 a.m. Wednesday (Oct 31). Lunge of the strong wind accompanied with the rain caused a number of houses, temples, college and school in the area to be badly damaged. As a result, the school authority was forced to dismiss hundreds of students for three days. Based on observation at the scene, at least six houses, a shop and meeting hall of Tegehkuri hamlet were damaged due to the tornado. Adequately serious damage happened to the campus of the IKIP PGRI Bali teachers’ training institute and build-

ing of the SMK PGRI 1 vocational school. The most serious damage occurred to the roof tiles, while the ceiling dropped off. Even, virtually all the roof tiles of the building owned by the SMK PGRI 1 Denpasar vocational school dropped off. As recorded, 10 classrooms were damaged and some windows were broken. Roof tiles of the meeting hall, three rooms of laboratory and a library were also damaged. Up to Wednesday afternoon, the roof tile fractions still looked to scatter in the school yard spreading across about 30 ares. “As a result of the damage, we have to dismiss the students for three days. By all means, this policy is taken to make

the repair of damaged buildings more effective and the learning process can be implemented immediately,” said Principal of the SMK PGRI 1 Denpasar, IGN Wirata. According to Wirata, a total of 725 students in the SMK PGRI 1 Denpasar had to be dismissed. Meanwhile, his party did not know for sure about the losses due to the damage. However, based on information given by a builder, the materials in need valued at IDR 30 million. “We have not detailed yet the exact losses. It’s the first incident afflicting us,” he said. Based on information from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Denpasar, the

tornado affected five locations. One of them hit the Maospait Temple at Tegehkuri hamlet, Tonja customary village, where two parts of the roof tiles belonging to the building collapsed whereas the temple was just refurbished two months ago. In addition, the roof tiles of the building and kulkul (wooden split drum) tower of Tegehkuri meeting hall also damaged. A similar damage also hit the campus of the IKIP PGRI Bali where some facilities were affected by the tornado. Among others, roof tiles of the building in the south were badly damaged, a unit of internet antenna fractured, some window glasses of classroom broke and the wall of parking space in the south collapsed. Total losses due to

such incident were estimated to reach IDR 150 million. Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, made his time to visit the location devastated by the tornado. According to the mayor, the relevant agencies in Denpasar Municipality were still collecting the data regarding the amount of losses and damages caused by the tornado. “We will coordinate first with the BPBD. As soon as possible, we will send our members to make improvement. Besides, we’ll ask the relevant regional working units (SKPD) to perform emergency response and the public should enhance their awareness because the weather condition was not so good lately,” he said. (kmb13/025)

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Ponjok Batu Temple is a stone temple where all temple buildings are made from stone. It is located Banjar Alasari, Pacung countryside, Tejakula sub district and Singaraja regency about 24 km eastside of Singaraja town or north part of Bali. This temple area own the wide area about 35 acre in form of black stones bank. The position of this temple is rather sticking out to the sea as a foreland or Ponjok. Base on the position and condition then this place is named by Ponjok Batu so that the temple is standing above foreland petrify and it is referred as Ponjok Batu Temple. In papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa elaborate that Danghyang Nirartha (who one spread out the Hinduism in Bali) besides executing Tirtha Yatra (visit the holy places) in Bali area, he also do at Lombok and Sumbawa Island . When he does the tirta yatra in Lombok and Sumbawa Island , he leave in Bali passing the north area of Bali and then it is named by Denbukit. Hereinafter narrated that Danghyang Nirartha found the lodging that is located in coastal periphery with its stone bank and steep rather sordid to sea in the form of a foreland which is called Ponjok. After omitting a few moments in the lodging then he go to Lombok and Sumbawa Island to con-

duct the Tirtha Yatra. At the end, the Pesraman/lodging of Danghyang Nirartha is built an altar named with Ponjok Batu Temple which has been existing since 16 century. It is founded together with the execution of Danghyang Nirartha journey in north part of Bali. Function of Ponjok Batu Temple as follows: * According to the archaeology omission at Ponjok Batu Temple , there is an Arca statue) with four hands as a fundamental of Ponjok Batu Temple building. The attribute (icon) of this Arca have timeworn, so that any kind of object brought is ignorable and the God Arca it self can not be identified. Besides of the God

Statue (Arca), in Ponjok Batu Temple is also found a Lembu Nandi Arca (a cow statue) is meaning from Siwa God. If the both Arcas are interacting hence the God Arca with 4 hands in this temple is Arca of Siwa God. * According to Papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa, the history elaboration can be said that the function of Ponjok Batu Temple is for worship the supremacy of Danghyang Nirartha as a Teacher in settling Hinduism teaching, especially Siwaism. The function strengthened with the existence of special temple building in Ponjok Batu Temple is called Danghyang Nirartha Temple.

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Thousands of youths coalesced into the members of various youth organizations in Bali came to the Parliament Hall of Bali on Wednesday (Oct 31). The action served as solidarity and concern about the tragedy happening at Balinuraga village, South Lampung.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ponjok Batu Temple

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Concerned with Lampung tragedy

Research and Development Head of Baladika, Komang Loto, asked the security forces to act decisively and address the violence in Lampung which had claimed some lives. Police authority was also asked to investigate the case. “This case should be investigated thoroughly,” he hoped. Advisor to the PBB, Gede Ngurah Putra, urged in order the Bali House and Bali government conveyed the official stance in response to the riots in Lampung. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of the Jala Satria Garuda Bali, Ketut Resmiyasa, read a manifesto of the Jala Satria Garuda Regiment. Among others, it urged police authority to ask for the accountability of the Lampung Police Chief in handling the issue so as not to be ridden by political interests, called for both parties to go back to the concept of unity in diversity (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika) and asked Balinese people not to be easily provoked. Representative of the KNPI Bali, Gunawan, said the incident in South Lampung coincided with the Youth Pledge on October 28. The incident had threatened the Unitary State of Indonesia

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Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Kate Moss opens up about modeling misery Reuters

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This Oct. 24, 2012 photo shows Ilaria Venturini Fendi, a member of the famous fashion family, posing with bags from her Carmina Campus fashion project that produces bags from repurposed materials in Dallas. The bags shown are made of garbage bags and soda cans.

Young Fendi branches out with recycled material Associated Press

NEW YORK - If you hate having your picture taken, you’re in good company - British supermodel Kate Moss does as well. “I’m terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I’ve got facial Tourette’s,” she told Vanity Fair in the December issue, out on Wednesday. Moss, who has graced countless magazine covers and was emblematic of the waif look popular in the 1990s, added “Unless I’m working and in that zone, I’m not very good at pictures.” Moss, 38, opened up about her years spent before the camera, including now-l egendary s hoots that left her anxious, demoralized, and hungry. Among her regrets is a 1992 Calvin Klein session that helped launched Moss’ career. She recalled the shoot, at age 17 or 18, with Mark Wahlberg (then going by his rapper name, Marky Mark) and photographer Herb Ritts. “I had a nervous breakdown,” she said. “It (the job) didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die.” “It was just anxiety,” she added. “Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do (and) I was really little ... I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”

When she was even younger, she posed nude for The Face - another regret. “I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, ‘If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again.’ So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it.” Moss, who became associated with the “heroin chic” look after her early shoots, said “I had never even taken heroin - it was nothing to do with me at all.” “I was thin,” she conceded. “But that’s because I was doing shows, working really hard ... You’d get home from work and there was no food. You’d get to work in the morning, there was no food ... You don’t get fed.” Moss has kind words for her time with Johnny Depp in the mid-1990s, when she said she felt taken care of. After their break-up in 1998, “I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying.” Now, she says, her years of partying and high living have ebbed. She married guitarist Jamie Hince in 2011 after a four-year romance. “I don’t really go to clubs anymore. I’m actually quite settled.” “Living in Highgate (in London) with my dog and my husband and my daughter! I’m not a hellraiser.” Still, she added, “Don’t burst the bubble. Behind closed doors, for sure I’m a hell-raiser.”

DALLAS — Ilaria Venturini Fendi has translated the same attention to detail and craftsmanship she learned working over the years in her famous family’s Italian fashion business to her own line of bags that feature repurposed items including everything from old light switch plates to leather seats from cars once used in crash tests. “What I did was simply to add my already existing know-how I had from my family to my new vision of the fashion industry,” said Venturini Fendi, who was in Dallas last week as part of an Italian Fashion Week featuring runway shows and receptions that also included an Italian Fashion Expo at the Dallas Market Center with more than 100 Italian designers, including Venturini Fendi, showcasing their collections. Her Carmina Campus bags are each different, made from “only reusable materials, or unused but out of production, which give a second life.” As Venturini Fendi puts it, she “grew up in fashion.” Her grandparents, Edoardo and Adele Fendi, founded the Rome-based design house in 1925. The house was then inherited by the five Fendi sisters, including Venturini Fendi’s mother Anna, before being taken over in

2001 by French conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. Venturini Fendi spent two years working for Chanel in Paris before going to work for the family business, where she spent about two decades. She worked a shoe designer and as creative director for the Fendissime line, and continued to work there for several years after LVMH took over. Eventually though, she had the desire to do something different. She left the family company and bought a farm in northern Rome. “My dream since I was a young girl was to live with nature and to work surrounded by nature, so the first thing I did was to buy a farm,” she said. As she worked on her farm filled with sheep, horses, pigs, goats and hens she began to feel her original passion for fashion reemerging. Then, after designing bags to raise money for a group

aimed at stopping female genital mutilation, she began to develop the idea of resuming her career in fashion, but in a “different way.” In 2006, Carmina Campus was born, which translates from Latin to “chants of the fields.” Wo r k i n g w i t h r e p u r p o s e d items, she said, made her look at the way she designed much differently. Where before she would start with a sketch of what she had in mind and then search out the materials, now she finds the materials first and creates the designs around those. “The creative process changed tremendously,” she said. In a collaboration with the Mini car company she used materials from cars used in crash tests, incorporating seat belts, handles and even visors, which be flipped up when affixed to the outside of a purse to create a handy makeup mirror.

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Alleged contaminate river

Clove leaf oil plant threatened to be closed Bali Post

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Motorist passed a bumpy road in rural area of Bali Island. Infrastructure development will encourage the economic equality to be more qualified and prevalent. Development of prevalent infrastructure on the island will also improve the connectivity to the economy.

Drives prevalent economic growth

Government asked to alance infrastructure development in Bali

SINGARAJA - Clove leaf oil refining plants flourishing in Buleleng Regency has now started to be complained by residents. Waste of the oil refining is alleged to contaminate the river water causing many fish to die. Information obtained from a number of residents on the hills in Banjar subdistrict on Wednesday (Oct 31) said the streams and small ditches flowing in the area did not contain fish and other aquatic animals such as eels and frogs lately. The death of those animals was alleged to have been caused by contaminated river water. “Eel and tadpoles are getting scarcer,” said one of the residents. The resident added the contaminated river water was believed to come from the refining plant of clover leaf oil that had been emerging recently

on the hilly subdistrict of Banjar. Moreover, most of those refinery plants were located on the banks of the river so the waste was easily disposed into the river. The Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, recognized the complaints of residents related to the river contamination alleged to come from the waste of clove leaf oil refining plants. To that end, he had instructed the Head of Plantation and Forestry Agency to conduct a research and study related to the problem. If the contamination really came from the clove oil refineries, he admitted that he would not hesitate to shut down the plant. “We’ve asked the Head of Plantation and Forestry Agency to come down to the field. If it (the waste coming from the plants) is true, we will close the plants,” he said. (kmb15)

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DENPASAR - Infrastructure development will encourage the economic equality to be more qualified and prevalent. Development of prevalent infrastructure on the island will also improve the connectivity to the economy.

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It was revealed by the banking economist, Ida Bagus Kade Perdana. The local government should take immediate strategic measures to fix the infrastructure, especially in east Bali and north Bali. “Indeed, the economic imbalance that occurs so far is caused by the imbalanced development in the tourism sector which has only been focused in the southern Bali including Badung, Denpasar, Gianyar and Tabanan,” he said. According to him, the potential of the north and east of Bali was not optimized and empowered seriously and professionally as a buffer zone or supporting zone to tourism, particularly in the agricultural sector. Actually, the potential owned by the region was not inferior to tourist destination in southern Bali, both in terms of natural beauty, culture and others. “This does not necessarily

mean that the west, north and east Bali are not potential in the field of tourism. These regions have not got a serious touch,” he said. To that end, it was time to establish a tourism resort and international hotel by beautifying the tourist destination in the regions for the sake of equality in the economic development. “Moratorium in the construction of hotels in Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan and Gianyar should be really implemented. If the moratorium is still limited in the discourse, it will be difficult to realize the economic equality,” he said optimistically. Kade Perdana also said that construction of road infrastructure should be accelerated, both on the ground and underground. “More importantly is finding solution to make the road access that can cut the travel time from the south

to north Bali and east Bali,” he said. He added another measure that could be performed was to improve and optimize the function of seaports existing in Bali. Thus, the more things to see in Bali the longer tourists would stay in Bali. Besides, it would also be able to attract businesses to move and invest in Bali. “This will make the economic activities increasingly grow more prevalent,” he said. Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali recorded the economic growth of Bali in the second quarter of 2012 reached 6.76 percent. The figure exceeded the national growth rate that only reached 6.4 percent. Meanwhile, in the quarter-to-quarter namely in the second quarter of 2012 to the same quarter in the previous year, Bali grew 2.81 percent. (kmb27)

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Clove leaf stacked at the roadside ready to be transfered to clove leaf oil refining plants. Clove leaf oil refining plants flourishing in Buleleng Regency has now started to be complained by residents. Waste of the oil refining is alleged to contaminate the river water causing many fish to die.


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DENPASAR - Tenant auction by PT Angkasa Pura I as the maintainer of Ngurah Rai Airport leaves obscurity for traders who do not win the tender. The fate of about 40 merchants in the domestic terminal are unclear after the auction. The Airport Merchants Association sought a solution regarding the fate of these traders to Badung legislators. According to Wayan Sukses, Head of the Airport Merchants Association, PAP I was asked to find suitable solutions to the fate of the merchants in the airport that doesn’t have a place. He said, from 86 merchants that operated in domestic terminal, only 46 got placed in the new terminal that being built while others got no place. “We do understand the conditions in the domestic terminal. But what about the fate of 40 dealers who could not got place. Airport authorities declared that dateline to vacant the places are on November,” he said. According to him, Badung Legislators already gave their support

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney dive back into campaigning Thursday after Obama put politics aside to spend three days managing the federal response to the superstorm that battered the East Coast and Romney was forced to temper some of his harshest critiques of the president to avoid looking insensitive as people coped with the storm.

to the merchants at the airport. They soon will issue a letter of recommendation which amplifies a letter from Regent of Badung to PAP I Ngurah Rai airport. Badung District Government in a letter dated October 23, asking the airport to pay more attention to the fate of the small traders. “The Government asked the PAP I find suitable solutions for small merchants,’’ he said. (kmb27)

Tenant auction by PT Angkasa Pura I as the maintainer of Ngurah Rai Airport leaves obscurity for traders who do not win the tender. The fate of about 40 merchants in the domestic terminal are unclear after the auction.

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The cocoa of Bali had the best quality in Indonesia and internationally. Based on the data of the Bali Plantation Agency, the cacao development was focused in Tabanan and Jembrana Regency. Up to the year 2012, production of the cacao commodity reaches 1,564 tons cultivated on the total area of 2,329 hectares.

DENPASAR - Less maximal yields of the plantation product on a number of commodities in Bali tend to happen because farmers in Bali have not adopted the standards of Good Agriculture Practices (GAP). This matter was conveyed by I Nyoman Suarta, Section Head of the Annual Plants, Bali Plantation Agency. “So far, Balinese farmers are reluctant to apply the GAP standards, whereas if they want to carry out the process from the planting to processing the yields pursuant to GAP standards, the selling price will surely be higher,” he said. Undeniably, he said that so far some farmers still lacked of knowledge and skills in implementing the ways of good farming management. Application of good agriculture practices at the farmer level remained very low. It was not solely due to technical problems, but also related to socioeconomic and trading system. “Based on observation in the field, there are still many farmers who do not know about the correct and proper ways to farm,” he explained. Although having not fully complied with the GAP standards, a strong desire of farmers to produce quality production was no doubt. Not long ago, it was evidenced by one of the members of cocoa farmer group at Subak Abian Taman Sari, Muding hamlet, Candi Kusuma village, Melaya subdistrict, Jembrana, who could win the National Movement (Gernas) organized by Directorate General of Plantation, Director of Crops, Spices and Refresher, Ministry of Agriculture, with the achievement in processing cacao through fermentation. “For the achievement, the farmer group is entitled to get coaching fund worth approximately IDR 42 million,” he said. Of the four leading plantation commodities owned by Bali, Suarta said that cocoa commodity was one of the most potential commodities. Moreover, the cocoa of Bali had the best quality in Indonesia and internationally. Based on the data of the Bali Plantation Agency, the cacao development was focused in Tabanan and Jembrana Regency. “Up to the year 2012, production of the cacao commodity reaches 1,564 tons cultivated on the total area of 2,329 hectares. By all means, this number has been showing an increasing trend since 2010,” he explained. (kmb28)

Just five days from Election Day, Obama and Romney are locked in a tight contest, with both campaigns predicting victory. However, the polls show Obama with a slight edge in nine key “battleground” states that are neither reliably Republican nor Democratic. The president is not elected according to the nationwide popular vote, but in state-by-state contests that make these states especially important in such a tight election. The president’s advisers insist his break from campaigning had minimal impact on his standing. If anything, it gave Obama a chance to offer the type of comfort and command in a crisis that only a president can deliver. The storm created headaches for Romney, diverting the public’s attention away from the campaign as he was trying to build momentum. Still, the Democratic campaign is

seeking to make up for the lost time with a heavy travel itinerary in the coming days, including rallies Thursday in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado. Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said while the president remains focused on the storm recovery, the fact that the election takes place in five days is a “reality” and he will return to the trail to make the case to the American people on why they should return him to the White House for four more years. The Republican ticket hasn’t backed away from the ad. Running mate Paul Ryan said in a statement that “American taxpayers are on track to lose $25 billion as a result of President Obama’s handling of the auto bailout, and GM and Chrysler are expanding their production overseas.” Romney was campaigning Thursday in Virginia, while Ryan was appearing at events in Nevada and Colorado.

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In this Oct. 4, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama campaigns at the University of WisconsinMadison, the day after his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

New York struggles back 2 days after killer storm Associated Press

NEW YORK — Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11.

Two days after Superstorm Sandy rampaged across the Northeast, killing more than 70 people, New York struggled Wednesday to find its way. Swaths of the city were still without power, and all of it was torn from its daily rhythms. At luxury hotels and drugstores and Starbucks shops that bubbled back to life, people clustered around

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Commuters wait in long lines for a bus or cabs on 6th Avenue in lower Manhattan after the subway service was suspended due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012.

outlets and electrical strips, desperate to recharge their phones. In the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, a line of people filled pails with water from a fire hydrant. Two children used jack-o’-lantern trick-or-treat buckets. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that parts of the subway would begin running again Thursday, and that three of seven tunnels under the East River had been pumped free of water, removing a major obstacle to restoring full service. “We are going to need some patience and some tolerance,” he said. On Wednesday, both were frayed. Bus service was free but delayed, and New Yorkers jammed on, crowding buses so heavily that they skipped stops and rolled past hordes of waiting passengers. New York City buses serve 2.3 million people on an average day, and two days after the storm they were trying to handle many of the 5.5 million daily subway riders, too. As far west as Wisconsin and south to the Carolinas, more than 6 million homes and businesses were still without power, including about 650,000 in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The mayor said 500 patients were being evacuated from Bellevue Hospital because of storm damage. The hospital has run on generators since the storm. About 300 patients were evacuated from another Manhattan hospital Monday after it lost generator power. Bloomberg also canceled school the rest of the week, and the Brooklyn Nets, who just moved from New Jersey, scratched their home opener against the Knicks on Thursday. Still, there were signs that New York was flickering back to life and wasn’t as isolated as it was a day earlier. Flights resumed at Kennedy and Newark airports on what authorities described as a very limited schedule. Nothing was taking off or landing at LaGuardia, which suffered far worse damage. Amtrak said trains will start running in and out of New York again on Friday. The stock exchange, operating on backup generators, came back to life after its first two-day weather shutdown since the blizzard of 1888. Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang the opening bell to whoops from traders below. “We jokingly said this morning we may be the only building south

of midtown that has water, lights and food,” said Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the company that runs the exchange, in hard-hit lower Manhattan. Most Broadway shows returned for Wednesday matinees and evening shows. Across the Hudson River in New Jersey, National Guardsmen in trucks delivered ready-to-eat meals and other supplies to heavily flooded Hoboken and rushed to evacuate people from the city’s high-rises and brownstones. The mayor’s office put out a plea for people to bring boats to City Hall for use in rescuing victims. Natural gas fires erupted in Brick Township, where scores of homes were wrecked by the storm. And some of the state’s barrier islands, which took a direct hit from Sandy on Monday night, remained all but cut off. In New York, masses of people walked shoulder-to-shoulder across the Brooklyn Bridge to get into Manhattan for work, reminiscent of the escape scenes from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and the blackout of 2003. They entered an island sharply divided between those who had power and those who did not.


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A man looks at Sony’s Bravia flat panel TV sets on display at a Tokyo electronics store Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its worst loss in company history the previous year.

Sony reduces loss on sales recovery, restructuring Associated Press

TOKYO — Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its worst loss in company history the previous year. billion yen ($250 million) profit for the current fiscal year. Separately, Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. reported its red ink for the fiscal first half jumped nearly 10-fold from the previous year to a 388 billion yen ($4.9 billion) loss. Osaka-based Sharp did not break down quarterly results. It said it expects a 450 billion yen ($5.6 billion) loss for the full fiscal year through March 2013. That would follow massive losses it racked up the previous fiscal year. On Wednesday, Panasonic Corp. also reported massive losses and forecast a 765 billion yen ($9.6 billion) loss for the fiscal year. That would mark the second straight fiscal year of massive losses for the maker of the Viera TVs and Lumix digital cameras.

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The Japanese electronics and entertainment company recorded a 15.5 billion yen ($193 million yen) loss for the July-September period, much better than the 27 billion yen loss racked up the same period the previous year. Quarterly sales improved 1.9 percent to 1.6 trillion yen ($20 billion). The Tokyo-based maker of Bravia TVs and the PlayStation 3 game machine remains in deep trouble as does much of the Japanese electronics industry — slammed by cheaper competition in flat-panel TVs, and by Apple Inc. of the U.S. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. in mobile devices. Sony, which reported a record annual loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, its fourth straight year of red ink, stuck to its forecast to eke out a 20

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Panasonic sank to a record loss of 772.2 billion yen ($9.6 billion) for the fiscal year through March — among the biggest in Japan’s manufacturing history. Panasonic shares nose-dived 19 percent in Tokyo trading Thursday, on the disastrous results delivered the day before. Sony has promised to reshape its sprawling business, which includes video games, movies and music, to focus more on certain sectors such as mobile devices, game machines and medical equipment. Sony is becoming the top shareholder in Japanese medical equipment maker Olympus Corp. Olympus holds the top global market share in endoscopes, which are special devices that enter the body to look inside organs for checkups and surgery.

LONDON - PricewaterhouseCoopers, administrators to Manganese Bronze, on Wednesday said it had cut 156 jobs at the struggling maker of London’s black taxis. “Regretfully, without financial support to overcome the group’s operational issues we have had to make staff redundancies,” said Matthew Hammond, joint administrator and PwC partner. The majority of jobs were cut at Manganese Bronze’s manufacturing site in Coventry, while other positions have gone at dealerships across the country. Britain’s Unite union last week called on the British government to support the firm and protect the 300 UK jobs at risk. The future of the company, which has been losing market share to Mercedes Vito taxis sold by Eco City Vehicles, has looked bleak since it was forced to halt sales and recall its latest model as a result of a steering box defect. It suspended trading in its shares earlier this month after saying its financial position was unclear after the discovery of a safety defect in its new TX4 model. “While the steering box recall remains, there is a voluntary suspension on vehicle sales, and we are now concentrating all resources on testing the solution to the steering fault,” added PwC’s Hammond. “The retained staff based in Coventry will continue to focus on finding a solution for the steering fault alongside head office resource to keep the business running.”

China fund buys stake in London’s Heathrow airport Associated Press

BEIJING — The Chinese government’s main sovereign wealth fund said Thursday it has bought a 10 percent stake in the operator of London’s Heathrow Airport, expanding its investments in British infrastructure. China Investment Corp. gave no financial details but Ferrovial, the Spanish company that owns 49.99 percent of Heathrow Airport Holdings, said the fund paid other shareholders a total of $725.8 million to acquire its stake. CIC was created in 2007 to manage a portion of China’s multitrillion-dollar foreign reserves in hopes of earning a higher return. Its early investments were mostly small stakes in publicly traded companies to avoid stirring political opposition abroad but the fund has begun making bigger direct investments. Ferrovial said it sold a 5.72 percent stake in Heathrow Airport Holdings to a CIC subsidiary, Stable Investment Corp., for 257.4 million pounds ($415.2 million). Ferrovial said Stable also acquired shares from other owners for 192.6 million pounds ($310.6 million) at the same time for a total 10 percent stake in the company. The fund’s chairman said last November it wanted to start investing in the United States and Europe in energy, water, transportation and other infrastructure projects. In January, CIC bought 8.7 percent of London’s water company, the Thames Water Utilities Ltd., for 276 million pounds ($445 million). CIC also has made direct investments in French oil and gas producer GDF Suez, Russian miner Polyus Gold, Australian toll road operator Horizon Roads and energy, shipping and other companies in South Africa, Canada, Vietnam and Brazil.

LONDON — Indonesia’s president met Queen Elizabeth II Wednesday during a visit to Britain that was marred by protesters accusing him of human rights abuses. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Indonesian first lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono were welcomed by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, in a ceremony at London’s Horse Guards Parade. The two couples then took part in a state carriage procession to Buckingham Palace, where the visiting couple will stay during their three-day visit. About 50 demonstrators holding placards that read “Stop killing Papuans” protested the Indonesian leader’s visit outside Prime Minister David Cameron’s residence at 10 Downing Street. They claim Yudhoyono has committed crimes of humanity against tribal people in West Papua. Rights groups including the New York-based Human Rights Watch have said that Indonesia’s military is responsible for some of the violence in the southeast Asian country’s restive Papua

province, home to a decadeslong low-level guerrilla war. Yudhoyono has conceded that Indonesian security forces had overreacted at times, but said the attacks were “on a small scale with limited victims.” Later Wednesday, two human rights activists tried to reach Yudhoyono’s car, but were stopped by police. Scotland Yard confirmed that they arrested one man for attempting to disrupt the leader’s visit. The man, activist Peter Tatchell, was released without charge. The queen, who along with her husband visited Indonesia 33 years ago, praised Yudhoyono for leading democratic change in Indonesia during a lavish state banquet she hosted in honor of her guests at a ballroom in Buckingham Palace. The president is the first foreign leader to be welcomed in a state visit during the queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Tokobagus get recognition on improving e-commerce in Indonesia IBP

JAKARTA - Tokobagus further solidify its position as a market leader in the e-commerce industry in Indonesia. Strategy, innovation, and the hard work of Tokobagus are rewarded by the prestigious awards. In the last 2 days, 3 Awards were earned by this online shopping site. PR Manager Tokobagus.com, Ichwan Sitorus, mentioned it on Thursday (1/11). According to Ichwan, two awards came from Marketing Magazine, which are The Best in Marketing Driving and The Best Marketing Campaign. Ichwan said the award criteria are very tight, the companies that became nomination selected base on various proposals, through mailing lists, as well as the editorial question form, networking, and survey that conducted directly to communities in a number of cities in Indonesia. In addition, candidates also held a presentation in front of juries, made up of practitioners and academics. “The result, Tokobagus.com being the only successful e-commerce website that gets Marketing Award in 2012,” said Ichwan. He said Tokobagus was very honor to be nominated because the assessment of experts from marketing and economics fields are very independent. “The nomination alone is a proud moment for us, let alone Tokobagus.com can get two awards this year. All our efforts get paid because these awards. And we also get recognition on advancing the e-commerce business in Indonesia, “he said.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II toasts Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, at a state banquet held in his honour at Buckingham Palace, in London, Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012.

The award, called Ichwan, so proof of ecommerce is getting acclaim from society to help improve economy in Indonesia. He added the judges’ opinions written in the description of the profile of the winner, Tokobagus.com rated successfully educating the market of e-commerce as well as advancing the e-commerce business in Indonesia. “Tokobagus.com now become a market leader in providing e-commerce services and being able to apply a good communication strategy,” he explained. In addition, one more award won by Tokobagus. com as The Best User Interface in the Indonesia’s Top E-commerce 2012 by Pricearea. The judgment was based on a poll held by the Pricearea since few months ago involved 80 thousand merchants. “Tokobagus.com became the winner as The Best user Interface, rated as online shopping site that has the most interesting display designs, easiest to use and most convenient, when used by user or visitor. The composition and functions are considered most proportionate,” explained Ichwan. In 2012, Tokobagus.com managed to get some prestigious awards from various institutions survey, media, and also the community. That award, among others; Brand Champion 2012 category Most Popular Online Shop Brand version MarkPlus, Top Brand Award category Online Shop from Frontier, Marketing Award categories on The Best in Marketing Driving and The Best Marketing Campaign, and the last is The Best User Interface in the Indonesia’s Top E-commerce.

Dahlan confirms allegation about fund extorting lawmakers

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JAKARTA) - Minister for State Enterprises Dahlan Iskan confirmed allegation that a number of lawmakers had sought to extort funds from state companies. The milking targets are state companies to receive capital injection in the form of state capital participation from the state budget, Dahlan said. Dahlan was earlier said to have sent a text message to Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam about certain lawmakers having sought to extort funds from state companies . Dipo circulated the allegation triggering an uproars in the House of Representatives with House Speaker Marzuki Ali demanding Dahlan to name the rogue lawmakers. Dahlan, however, refused to say name. On Thursday, he said state companies had been asked by the lawmakers to pay an amount to guarantee that they get the endorsement for their capital injection from the House of Representatives. PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines, military weapon producer PT Pindad and shipbuilding PT PAL are among state companies extorted by lawmakers.

They are all financially weak, therefore, they need financial injection from the government, Dahlan said. “The lawmakers even demanded payments from the companies already on the brink of bankruptcy,” he said. That is why the process often took unnecessary long time for House approval, he said, adding a company had complained it had received telephone calls 20 times demanding the payout. The lawmakers even told leaders of the state companies that the fund could be funneled via vendors not directly from the companies, he said. “It looks like such illicit practice has been like business as usual for the lawmakers. They make no different between small and big companies,” he said. A report from state company board of directors, said the rogue lawmakers normally arranged a meeting at hotels or cafes, he said. Marzuki Ali said he would back up Dahlan Iskan if he was ready to give the name of lawmakers “I will give full support if Dahlan names the culprits that everything could be clear,” he said earlier. He said the allegation should be made clear or it would badly smear the reputation of House of Representatives.


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Huge North Korea pyramid hotel likely to open next year Associated Press

SEOUL — International hotel operator Kempinski AG says it will manage a 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel in Pyongyang that is expected to open next year. Kempinski AG chief Reto Wittwer told a Seoul forum Thursday that the Ryugyong Hotel will open “partially, probably” in the middle of next year with shops, offices, ball rooms, restaurants and 150 rooms. He says Cairo-based Orascom Telecom is funding the hotel. The firm launched a mobile network in North Korea in 2008. North Korea began building the Ryugyong in the 1980s but stopped when funding ran out in the 1990s. The enormous hotel remains a source of fascination and ridicule for the outside world. Wittwer says he initially thought that the hotel could eventually make a lot of money.

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People walk among rubble at the site of a fuel truck explosion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. A fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge Thursday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing dozens of people and injuring scores, witnesses and officials said.

Fuel tanker explosion kills 22 in Saudi capital Associated Press

RIYADH — A fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge Thursday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 110, witnesses and officials said. The death toll was a significant increase in the number of reported casualties than in the first hours after the 7 a.m. explosion near the Saudi National Guard building in an industrial area in the city’s eastern district. Columns of smoke could be seen rising from scene. A security official told The Associated Press at least 22

people were killed and 111 were injured. There was no immediate suspicion of terrorist links based on witness accounts, which suggested the fuel tanker exploded after striking part of a highway underpass. Officials said rescue crews had not finished the search and the death toll was still not final. All the officials and witnesses

spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Civil Defense spokesman Capt. Mohamed al-Hammadi told the official Saudi Press Agency that the explosion occurred after the tanker spilled fuel, which expanded the area of the fireball. He described the damage as “significant.”

In this April 1, 2012 file photo, the sun is reflected from the top of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel, which remains under construction, in Pyongyang, North Korea. International hotel operator Kempinski AG said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 it will manage the pyramid-shaped hotel that is expected to open next year with shops, offices, ball rooms and restaurants and 150 rooms.

Provincial... From page 1 If the Bali government had its own standards, it would kindle a bargaining in response to the findings of the BPK on the costliness. “We do hope the standards of the BPK to be used as reference and do not make another interpretation which enables the bargaining. Even, the bargaining can keep going on later,” he said. This member of Commission I of the Bali House in charge of the government affairs asserted that if the findings could be bargained, it would mean nothing in the effort to create good and clean governance. He added that BPK had noted the findings of costliness. As consequence, Bali government should return it to the state treasury. Moreover, the time given to follow-up was about to run out. “Do not let this become a problem in the future. Moreover, Bali government has obtained the level ‘reasonable without exceptions’ (WTP),” he said. Meanwhile, the BPK of Bali Representative could not be asked for its information regarding how far the follow up of Bali government and whether the BPK had received the statement denying the costliness. When making a visit to the office of BPK, one of the public relation staff, Ayu, said the Head of BPK for Bali Representative was busy and could not be met, but she promised to clarify on Friday. “We will give further information on Friday, not today (Wednesday),” she said. Earlier, Bali government through the Spokesperson, Ketut Teneng, ensured there was no costliness in a number of procurements as found by the BPK. According to Teneng, in this case there was difference of opinion in interpreting the costliness. For example, in the provision of e-government, the BPK made price comparison between the procurement processes through a third party to the self-managed procurement process. (kmb29)

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PARIS - World number two Novak Djokovic suddenly ran out of gas as he was knocked out 0-6 7-6 6-4 by American Sam Querrey in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. Serbia’s Djokovic, who will replace Swiss Roger Federer as the world number one next Monday, breezed through the opening set before losing control. Querrey was trailing 0-2 in the second set but dramatically improved after bagging his first game of the match. Djokovic, who had got into the Halloween spirit by turning up on centre court wearing a Darth Vader mask, ended up being slayed by Querrey’s powerful serve and forehand. British third seed Andy Murray remained on course for his maiden Masters title of the season with a comprehensive 7-5 6-3 victory over French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu. “There were not too many rallies at the beginning. At the end of the first set it was a bit better, with more rallies, but it was a tricky match,” Murray told a courtside interviewer.

In contrast, Djokovic enjoyed a great start before crumbling. “Great tennis at the start but I knew that the main problem today will be the continuity of my energy,” Djokovic, who had a stomach bug last weekend, told a news conference. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be after the second set. And during the second set I already felt that physically I’m down and I struggled every game.” Serbian press reported this week that Djokovic had considered pulling out of the Bercy tournament as his father Srdjan is in hospital with respiratory problems but the second seed refused to blame his personal problems for the loss. “I’d rather not talk about it. Sorry about that, but it’s just private and I’d like to keep it that way,” he said. “Some things happened and a lot of things are on my mind...,

so right now I just need a couple of days’ rest before (next week’s season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in) London. A red-faced Querrey was at first just looking to salvage his pride. He ended up pulling off a great escape. “It’s my biggest, this win feels great,” Querrey told a courtside interviewer. “I served great. When I was down 6-0 2-0 I just wanted to get a game and when I won that game I got a bit more confidence.” The American took an early break in the decider and saved five break points in the ninth game, wrapping an unlikely win on his second match point with a service winner. He will next face Canadian 14th seed Milos Raonic or France’s Jeremy Chardy. Earlier France’s Richard Gasquet lost his chance to qualify

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia, wearing a Darth Vader mask, waves as he arrives on court for his match against Sam Querrey of the U.S. at the Paris Tennis Masters tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. for the World Tour Finals when he slumped to a 7-6 4-6 6-1 defeat against the towering South African Kevin Anderson. Serbian Janko Tipsarevic was still on course for one of the two remaining spots in the eight-man season finale after the eighth seed beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-4 7-6. Fourth seed David Ferrer eased past fellow Spaniard Mar-

cel Granollers 6-1 6-3 to set up a third round meeting with Swiss 16th seed Stanislas Wawrinka. Another Spaniard, the 11th seeded Nicolas Almagro, will face French sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after he beat compatriot Albert Ramos in three sets. Local favourite Michael Llodra claimed 10th seed John Isner’s scalp with a 6-4 7-6 win.

Moto2 rider Anthony West suspended for doping

Moto2 podium-sitter Anthony West has been stripped of his seventh-place finish at Le Mans and banned from competition for one month for a doping transgression. West, who has finished runner-up in the last two Moto2 races, gave a sample back at Le Mans in May which was found to contain traces of a prohibited substance. Organising body FIM, the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme, said that West’s sample contained Methylhexaneamine, on its list of banned ‘specified stimulants.’ As a result the FIM has disqualified the 31-year-old Australian from the French Grand Prix results, and has also banned him for one month from competing in an FIM-sanctioned or FIMaffiliated race, effectively immediately. West has five days to appeal the decision. Methylhexaneamine is considered a stimulant as it increases heart rate and blood pressure, and can be found in training supplements - although it isn’t always identified on the product. Should West’s appeal prove unsuccessful, he will miss the Moto2 finale at Valencia next weekend.

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Speed Up Moto2 rider Anthony West of Australia leads the pack during the third lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang October 21, 2012.


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Chelsea beat United 5-4, holders Liverpool out Reuters

LONDON - Chelsea came from behind three times to overhaul Manchester United 5-4 after extra time and book a spot in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, earning sweet revenge for Sunday’s controversial 3-2 league defeat. Holders Liverpool, fielding a weakened side for the secondary cup competition, were knocked out by boss Brendan Rodgers’ former side Swansea City 3-1 while Norwich City came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1. Chelsea’s reward for prevailing in yet another high-scoring game is a trip to old foes Leeds United of the second tier in December while fourth division Bradford City will host Arsenal, 7-5 winners over Reading on Tuesday. Swansea have the luxury of a home clash against second tier Middlesbrough in the last eight following Wednesday’s draw and Norwich will host Aston Villa and their former boss Paul Lambert. Sunday’s league meeting between Chelsea and United was characterised by two home players being sent off, an offside winner and referee Mark Clattenburg being accused of using inappropriate language to Chelsea’s Nigerian John Obi Mikel. The cup game at Stamford Bridge

was just as action-packed and followed the recent theme in England of goals galore flying in, although Alex Ferguson and Roberto Di Matteo sent out vastly different teams from Sunday in the often maligned tournament. United netted first through Ryan Giggs before David Luiz scored for Chelsea from the penalty spot as United’s second- string of young defenders continually showed their inexperience. Javier Hernandez grabbed the lead back for United after another defensive mistake before defender Gary Cahill again levelled matters on 52 minutes. United again went in front just before the hour mark thanks to Nani’s cool chip, but another penalty, this time from substitute Eden Hazard, sent the match into extra time. Daniel Sturridge, who had missed a host of chances throughout, nabbed Chelsea’s fourth by latching onto a poor backpass and there was even time for a Ramires goal and a Giggs penalty. “All we needed to do was see the game out and keep possession. I think the young players started to feel it,” Ferguson told Sky Sports. “We had control of the game. If you are leading 3-2 in the final seconds of the game you really

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should see it out.” Di Matteo was overjoyed after a difficult few days for the European champions. “We showed on Sunday that we’ve got big characters in the dressing room and we had to show it again tonight. They showed a big big passion and pride to show they didn’t want to lose this game,” the Italian told a news conference. “It was a very exciting game of football to watch, a typical cup game, quite open at times, a lot of mistakes from both teams because there were a lot of young players involved.”

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Liverpool boss Rodgers, who left Swansea in the close season, saw the Welsh side prevail at Anfield to humiliate his stuttering side. Chico grabbed the opener for Swansea in the 34th minute as Liverpool also played a much-changed side with forgotten man Joe Cole getting a rare look-in but failing to impress. The weakened hosts went 2-0 down midway through the second half through Nathan Dyer before substitute Luis Suarez pulled one back and Jonathan de Guzman sealed Swansea’s first ever League Cup quarter-final spot late on. Norwich will also be in the last eight after coming from behind to

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, left, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen during the second half of their NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 101-92.

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring a penalty goal during the English League Cup soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

beat a dominant Tottenham at home with Simeon Jackson grabbing the 87th minute winner. In-form Gareth Bale had put Spurs ahead on 66 minutes but Jan

Vertonghen’s own goal six minutes from time levelled the scores while there was time for Clint Dempsey to have a penalty saved for the visitors after Jackson’s strike.

Clippers overcome Grizzlies to claim season-opener Reuters

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers picked up where they left off in their budding rivalry with the Memphis Grizzlies, claiming a 101-92 home triumph in the season-opener for both teams on Wednesday. Facing a Grizzlies side they edged out over seven games in the Western Conference first-round playoffs last season, the Clippers prevailed in a scrappy and sometimes ill-tempered contest courtesy of a strong fourth quarter. “We knew it was going to be hard fought and chippy,” Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul told reporters. “When the schedule was released over the summer, I’m sure players on both teams were like, ‘I’m sure this isn’t a coincidence.’”

It was no coincidence that Paul livened up his quiet night by emerging with six straight points late in the game to turn a one-point Clippers lead into a 93-88 advantage. Off-season acquisition Jamal Crawford then brought the victory home in the last three minutes with a laser-like three-pointer and a driving layup that put the Clippers 98-90 ahead. Crawford wasted little time endearing himself with the home fans on his Clippers debut by recording a game-

high 29 points, including 12 in the pivotal fourth. “It’s a good start definitely but winning is a better start,” Crawford said. “When I’m scoring like that it’s never just about me it’s my team mates putting me in good positions.” Rudy Gay led Memphis with 25 points and Marc Gasol added 20 in a game that witnessed more bad blood between the teams.

ABU DHABI - Force India’s German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race for Sauber next year, the Swiss-based Formula One team announced on Wednesday. The team have yet to confirm their second driver, with Mexican Sergio Perez leaving for McLaren to replace Lewis Hamilton - off to Mercedes - and Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi facing an uncertain future. Mexican Esteban Gutierrez, the current test and reserve driver in a heavily Mexican-backed team, appears the frontrunner for the second seat and will take part in a young driver test after this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hulkenberg, 25, won the GP2 support series in 2009 and had a debut season at Williams in 2010 before being dropped to make way for well-funded Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado last year. He returned this season with Force India. Wednesday’s announcement had been an open secret in the paddock for weeks. “We’ve been observing Nico for some time now and his performances have been very persuasive,” Sauber principal Monisha Kaltenborn said. “That was the case in GP2 and has continued into Formula One. “An obvious highlight was how he scored pole at Interlagos in 2010 despite the most challenging external conditions. He clearly showed that he can seize the chance if it arises.” Hulkenberg is currently 12th in the championship with fourth place in the Belgian Grand Prix his season’s best. Kobayashi is one point ahead. The German described Ferrari-powered Sauber as a team where young drivers had repeatedly been able to deliver exceptional performances. Drivers who have used Sauber as a stepping stone to bigger teams include Kimi Raikkonen, who went on to McLaren and then became 2007 champion at Ferrari, and current Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. “I would like to take up that baton,” said Hulkenberg. “The Sauber F1 Team is currently going through a very positive development and I’m certain that together we can achieve a lot.” The move opens up a slot at Force India, with co-owner Vijay Mallya suggesting at the weekend that Hulkenberg’s compatriot Adrian Sutil, his predecessor at the team, could be in the frame for a return. Force India’s other driver is Britain’s Paul Di Resta. “We would like to thank Nico for all his hard work and wish him well. It has been a pleasure to have him in the team,” Mallya said on Twitter.

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Physical big men Blake Griffin of Los Angeles and the Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph locked horns throughout the playoff series and the pair again engaged in a series of bruising encounters before each drew technical fouls in the fourth.

IOC to investigate Armstrong’s Olympic bronze medal Reuters

BERLIN - The International Olympic Committee will launch an investigation into Lance Armstrong’s 2000 Olympics bronze medal after the American was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in the biggest doping scandal to hit the sport. “The IOC will now immediately start the process concerning the involvement of Lance Armstrong,

other riders and particularly their entourages with respect to the Olympic Games and their future involvement with the Games,” an IOC official told Reuters on Thursday. Armstrong, who won a time trail medal at the Sydney Games, was stripped of his 1999-2005 Tour victories last month when the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to erase his

results from Aug. 1998. A USADA report that included testimonies from several former team mates against him and themselves, called it the “most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping program that sport has ever seen”. Armstrong, who overcame cancer to dominate the sport, has always denied doping and maintains he never failed a drugs test.

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Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany gets out of his car after the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 27, 2012.


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Chelsea beat United 5-4, holders Liverpool out Reuters

LONDON - Chelsea came from behind three times to overhaul Manchester United 5-4 after extra time and book a spot in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, earning sweet revenge for Sunday’s controversial 3-2 league defeat. Holders Liverpool, fielding a weakened side for the secondary cup competition, were knocked out by boss Brendan Rodgers’ former side Swansea City 3-1 while Norwich City came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1. Chelsea’s reward for prevailing in yet another high-scoring game is a trip to old foes Leeds United of the second tier in December while fourth division Bradford City will host Arsenal, 7-5 winners over Reading on Tuesday. Swansea have the luxury of a home clash against second tier Middlesbrough in the last eight following Wednesday’s draw and Norwich will host Aston Villa and their former boss Paul Lambert. Sunday’s league meeting between Chelsea and United was characterised by two home players being sent off, an offside winner and referee Mark Clattenburg being accused of using inappropriate language to Chelsea’s Nigerian John Obi Mikel. The cup game at Stamford Bridge

was just as action-packed and followed the recent theme in England of goals galore flying in, although Alex Ferguson and Roberto Di Matteo sent out vastly different teams from Sunday in the often maligned tournament. United netted first through Ryan Giggs before David Luiz scored for Chelsea from the penalty spot as United’s second- string of young defenders continually showed their inexperience. Javier Hernandez grabbed the lead back for United after another defensive mistake before defender Gary Cahill again levelled matters on 52 minutes. United again went in front just before the hour mark thanks to Nani’s cool chip, but another penalty, this time from substitute Eden Hazard, sent the match into extra time. Daniel Sturridge, who had missed a host of chances throughout, nabbed Chelsea’s fourth by latching onto a poor backpass and there was even time for a Ramires goal and a Giggs penalty. “All we needed to do was see the game out and keep possession. I think the young players started to feel it,” Ferguson told Sky Sports. “We had control of the game. If you are leading 3-2 in the final seconds of the game you really

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should see it out.” Di Matteo was overjoyed after a difficult few days for the European champions. “We showed on Sunday that we’ve got big characters in the dressing room and we had to show it again tonight. They showed a big big passion and pride to show they didn’t want to lose this game,” the Italian told a news conference. “It was a very exciting game of football to watch, a typical cup game, quite open at times, a lot of mistakes from both teams because there were a lot of young players involved.”

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Liverpool boss Rodgers, who left Swansea in the close season, saw the Welsh side prevail at Anfield to humiliate his stuttering side. Chico grabbed the opener for Swansea in the 34th minute as Liverpool also played a much-changed side with forgotten man Joe Cole getting a rare look-in but failing to impress. The weakened hosts went 2-0 down midway through the second half through Nathan Dyer before substitute Luis Suarez pulled one back and Jonathan de Guzman sealed Swansea’s first ever League Cup quarter-final spot late on. Norwich will also be in the last eight after coming from behind to

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, left, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen during the second half of their NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 101-92.

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Chelsea���s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring a penalty goal during the English League Cup soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

beat a dominant Tottenham at home with Simeon Jackson grabbing the 87th minute winner. In-form Gareth Bale had put Spurs ahead on 66 minutes but Jan

Vertonghen’s own goal six minutes from time levelled the scores while there was time for Clint Dempsey to have a penalty saved for the visitors after Jackson’s strike.

Clippers overcome Grizzlies to claim season-opener Reuters

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers picked up where they left off in their budding rivalry with the Memphis Grizzlies, claiming a 101-92 home triumph in the season-opener for both teams on Wednesday. Facing a Grizzlies side they edged out over seven games in the Western Conference first-round playoffs last season, the Clippers prevailed in a scrappy and sometimes ill-tempered contest courtesy of a strong fourth quarter. “We knew it was going to be hard fought and chippy,” Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul told reporters. “When the schedule was released over the summer, I’m sure players on both teams were like, ‘I’m sure this isn’t a coincidence.’”

It was no coincidence that Paul livened up his quiet night by emerging with six straight points late in the game to turn a one-point Clippers lead into a 93-88 advantage. Off-season acquisition Jamal Crawford then brought the victory home in the last three minutes with a laser-like three-pointer and a driving layup that put the Clippers 98-90 ahead. Crawford wasted little time endearing himself with the home fans on his Clippers debut by recording a game-

high 29 points, including 12 in the pivotal fourth. “It’s a good start definitely but winning is a better start,” Crawford said. “When I’m scoring like that it’s never just about me it’s my team mates putting me in good positions.” Rudy Gay led Memphis with 25 points and Marc Gasol added 20 in a game that witnessed more bad blood between the teams.

ABU DHABI - Force India’s German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race for Sauber next year, the Swiss-based Formula One team announced on Wednesday. The team have yet to confirm their second driver, with Mexican Sergio Perez leaving for McLaren to replace Lewis Hamilton - off to Mercedes - and Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi facing an uncertain future. Mexican Esteban Gutierrez, the current test and reserve driver in a heavily Mexican-backed team, appears the frontrunner for the second seat and will take part in a young driver test after this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hulkenberg, 25, won the GP2 support series in 2009 and had a debut season at Williams in 2010 before being dropped to make way for well-funded Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado last year. He returned this season with Force India. Wednesday’s announcement had been an open secret in the paddock for weeks. “We’ve been observing Nico for some time now and his performances have been very persuasive,” Sauber principal Monisha Kaltenborn said. “That was the case in GP2 and has continued into Formula One. “An obvious highlight was how he scored pole at Interlagos in 2010 despite the most challenging external conditions. He clearly showed that he can seize the chance if it arises.” Hulkenberg is currently 12th in the championship with fourth place in the Belgian Grand Prix his season’s best. Kobayashi is one point ahead. The German described Ferrari-powered Sauber as a team where young drivers had repeatedly been able to deliver exceptional performances. Drivers who have used Sauber as a stepping stone to bigger teams include Kimi Raikkonen, who went on to McLaren and then became 2007 champion at Ferrari, and current Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. “I would like to take up that baton,” said Hulkenberg. “The Sauber F1 Team is currently going through a very positive development and I’m certain that together we can achieve a lot.” The move opens up a slot at Force India, with co-owner Vijay Mallya suggesting at the weekend that Hulkenberg’s compatriot Adrian Sutil, his predecessor at the team, could be in the frame for a return. Force India’s other driver is Britain’s Paul Di Resta. “We would like to thank Nico for all his hard work and wish him well. It has been a pleasure to have him in the team,” Mallya said on Twitter.

Bruising Encounters

Physical big men Blake Griffin of Los Angeles and the Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph locked horns throughout the playoff series and the pair again engaged in a series of bruising encounters before each drew technical fouls in the fourth.

IOC to investigate Armstrong’s Olympic bronze medal Reuters

BERLIN - The International Olympic Committee will launch an investigation into Lance Armstrong’s 2000 Olympics bronze medal after the American was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in the biggest doping scandal to hit the sport. “The IOC will now immediately start the process concerning the involvement of Lance Armstrong,

other riders and particularly their entourages with respect to the Olympic Games and their future involvement with the Games,” an IOC official told Reuters on Thursday. Armstrong, who won a time trail medal at the Sydney Games, was stripped of his 1999-2005 Tour victories last month when the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to erase his

results from Aug. 1998. A USADA report that included testimonies from several former team mates against him and themselves, called it the “most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping program that sport has ever seen”. Armstrong, who overcame cancer to dominate the sport, has always denied doping and maintains he never failed a drugs test.

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Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany gets out of his car after the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 27, 2012.


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Huge North Korea pyramid hotel likely to open next year Associated Press

SEOUL — International hotel operator Kempinski AG says it will manage a 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel in Pyongyang that is expected to open next year. Kempinski AG chief Reto Wittwer told a Seoul forum Thursday that the Ryugyong Hotel will open “partially, probably” in the middle of next year with shops, offices, ball rooms, restaurants and 150 rooms. He says Cairo-based Orascom Telecom is funding the hotel. The firm launched a mobile network in North Korea in 2008. North Korea began building the Ryugyong in the 1980s but stopped when funding ran out in the 1990s. The enormous hotel remains a source of fascination and ridicule for the outside world. Wittwer says he initially thought that the hotel could eventually make a lot of money.

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People walk among rubble at the site of a fuel truck explosion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. A fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge Thursday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing dozens of people and injuring scores, witnesses and officials said.

Fuel tanker explosion kills 22 in Saudi capital Associated Press

RIYADH — A fuel truck exploded after hitting portions of a bridge Thursday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, engulfing buildings and cars in flames and killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 110, witnesses and officials said. The death toll was a significant increase in the number of reported casualties than in the first hours after the 7 a.m. explosion near the Saudi National Guard building in an industrial area in the city’s eastern district. Columns of smoke could be seen rising from scene. A security official told The Associated Press at least 22

people were killed and 111 were injured. There was no immediate suspicion of terrorist links based on witness accounts, which suggested the fuel tanker exploded after striking part of a highway underpass. Officials said rescue crews had not finished the search and the death toll was still not final. All the officials and witnesses

spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Civil Defense spokesman Capt. Mohamed al-Hammadi told the official Saudi Press Agency that the explosion occurred after the tanker spilled fuel, which expanded the area of the fireball. He described the damage as “significant.”

In this April 1, 2012 file photo, the sun is reflected from the top of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel, which remains under construction, in Pyongyang, North Korea. International hotel operator Kempinski AG said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 it will manage the pyramid-shaped hotel that is expected to open next year with shops, offices, ball rooms and restaurants and 150 rooms.

Provincial... From page 1 If the Bali government had its own standards, it would kindle a bargaining in response to the findings of the BPK on the costliness. “We do hope the standards of the BPK to be used as reference and do not make another interpretation which enables the bargaining. Even, the bargaining can keep going on later,” he said. This member of Commission I of the Bali House in charge of the government affairs asserted that if the findings could be bargained, it would mean nothing in the effort to create good and clean governance. He added that BPK had noted the findings of costliness. As consequence, Bali government should return it to the state treasury. Moreover, the time given to follow-up was about to run out. “Do not let this become a problem in the future. Moreover, Bali government has obtained the level ‘reasonable without exceptions’ (WTP),” he said. Meanwhile, the BPK of Bali Representative could not be asked for its information regarding how far the follow up of Bali government and whether the BPK had received the statement denying the costliness. When making a visit to the office of BPK, one of the public relation staff, Ayu, said the Head of BPK for Bali Representative was busy and could not be met, but she promised to clarify on Friday. “We will give further information on Friday, not today (Wednesday),” she said. Earlier, Bali government through the Spokesperson, Ketut Teneng, ensured there was no costliness in a number of procurements as found by the BPK. According to Teneng, in this case there was difference of opinion in interpreting the costliness. For example, in the provision of e-government, the BPK made price comparison between the procurement processes through a third party to the self-managed procurement process. (kmb29)

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Deflated Djokovic knocked out of Paris Masters Reuters

PARIS - World number two Novak Djokovic suddenly ran out of gas as he was knocked out 0-6 7-6 6-4 by American Sam Querrey in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. Serbia’s Djokovic, who will replace Swiss Roger Federer as the world number one next Monday, breezed through the opening set before losing control. Querrey was trailing 0-2 in the second set but dramatically improved after bagging his first game of the match. Djokovic, who had got into the Halloween spirit by turning up on centre court wearing a Darth Vader mask, ended up being slayed by Querrey’s powerful serve and forehand. British third seed Andy Murray remained on course for his maiden Masters title of the season with a comprehensive 7-5 6-3 victory over French wildcard Paul-Henri Mathieu. “There were not too many rallies at the beginning. At the end of the first set it was a bit better, with more rallies, but it was a tricky match,” Murray told a courtside interviewer.

In contrast, Djokovic enjoyed a great start before crumbling. “Great tennis at the start but I knew that the main problem today will be the continuity of my energy,” Djokovic, who had a stomach bug last weekend, told a news conference. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be after the second set. And during the second set I already felt that physically I’m down and I struggled every game.” Serbian press reported this week that Djokovic had considered pulling out of the Bercy tournament as his father Srdjan is in hospital with respiratory problems but the second seed refused to blame his personal problems for the loss. “I’d rather not talk about it. Sorry about that, but it’s just private and I’d like to keep it that way,” he said. “Some things happened and a lot of things are on my mind...,

so right now I just need a couple of days’ rest before (next week’s season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in) London. A red-faced Querrey was at first just looking to salvage his pride. He ended up pulling off a great escape. “It’s my biggest, this win feels great,” Querrey told a courtside interviewer. “I served great. When I was down 6-0 2-0 I just wanted to get a game and when I won that game I got a bit more confidence.” The American took an early break in the decider and saved five break points in the ninth game, wrapping an unlikely win on his second match point with a service winner. He will next face Canadian 14th seed Milos Raonic or France’s Jeremy Chardy. Earlier France’s Richard Gasquet lost his chance to qualify

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia, wearing a Darth Vader mask, waves as he arrives on court for his match against Sam Querrey of the U.S. at the Paris Tennis Masters tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. for the World Tour Finals when he slumped to a 7-6 4-6 6-1 defeat against the towering South African Kevin Anderson. Serbian Janko Tipsarevic was still on course for one of the two remaining spots in the eight-man season finale after the eighth seed beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-4 7-6. Fourth seed David Ferrer eased past fellow Spaniard Mar-

cel Granollers 6-1 6-3 to set up a third round meeting with Swiss 16th seed Stanislas Wawrinka. Another Spaniard, the 11th seeded Nicolas Almagro, will face French sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after he beat compatriot Albert Ramos in three sets. Local favourite Michael Llodra claimed 10th seed John Isner’s scalp with a 6-4 7-6 win.

Moto2 rider Anthony West suspended for doping

Moto2 podium-sitter Anthony West has been stripped of his seventh-place finish at Le Mans and banned from competition for one month for a doping transgression. West, who has finished runner-up in the last two Moto2 races, gave a sample back at Le Mans in May which was found to contain traces of a prohibited substance. Organising body FIM, the Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme, said that West’s sample contained Methylhexaneamine, on its list of banned ‘specified stimulants.’ As a result the FIM has disqualified the 31-year-old Australian from the French Grand Prix results, and has also banned him for one month from competing in an FIM-sanctioned or FIMaffiliated race, effectively immediately. West has five days to appeal the decision. Methylhexaneamine is considered a stimulant as it increases heart rate and blood pressure, and can be found in training supplements - although it isn’t always identified on the product. Should West’s appeal prove unsuccessful, he will miss the Moto2 finale at Valencia next weekend.

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Speed Up Moto2 rider Anthony West of Australia leads the pack during the third lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang October 21, 2012.


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A man looks at Sony’s Bravia flat panel TV sets on display at a Tokyo electronics store Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its worst loss in company history the previous year.

Sony reduces loss on sales recovery, restructuring Associated Press

TOKYO — Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its worst loss in company history the previous year. billion yen ($250 million) profit for the current fiscal year. Separately, Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. reported its red ink for the fiscal first half jumped nearly 10-fold from the previous year to a 388 billion yen ($4.9 billion) loss. Osaka-based Sharp did not break down quarterly results. It said it expects a 450 billion yen ($5.6 billion) loss for the full fiscal year through March 2013. That would follow massive losses it racked up the previous fiscal year. On Wednesday, Panasonic Corp. also reported massive losses and forecast a 765 billion yen ($9.6 billion) loss for the fiscal year. That would mark the second straight fiscal year of massive losses for the maker of the Viera TVs and Lumix digital cameras.

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The Japanese electronics and entertainment company recorded a 15.5 billion yen ($193 million yen) loss for the July-September period, much better than the 27 billion yen loss racked up the same period the previous year. Quarterly sales improved 1.9 percent to 1.6 trillion yen ($20 billion). The Tokyo-based maker of Bravia TVs and the PlayStation 3 game machine remains in deep trouble as does much of the Japanese electronics industry — slammed by cheaper competition in flat-panel TVs, and by Apple Inc. of the U.S. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. in mobile devices. Sony, which reported a record annual loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, its fourth straight year of red ink, stuck to its forecast to eke out a 20

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Panasonic sank to a record loss of 772.2 billion yen ($9.6 billion) for the fiscal year through March — among the biggest in Japan’s manufacturing history. Panasonic shares nose-dived 19 percent in Tokyo trading Thursday, on the disastrous results delivered the day before. Sony has promised to reshape its sprawling business, which includes video games, movies and music, to focus more on certain sectors such as mobile devices, game machines and medical equipment. Sony is becoming the top shareholder in Japanese medical equipment maker Olympus Corp. Olympus holds the top global market share in endoscopes, which are special devices that enter the body to look inside organs for checkups and surgery.

LONDON - PricewaterhouseCoopers, administrators to Manganese Bronze, on Wednesday said it had cut 156 jobs at the struggling maker of London’s black taxis. “Regretfully, without financial support to overcome the group’s operational issues we have had to make staff redundancies,” said Matthew Hammond, joint administrator and PwC partner. The majority of jobs were cut at Manganese Bronze’s manufacturing site in Coventry, while other positions have gone at dealerships across the country. Britain’s Unite union last week called on the British government to support the firm and protect the 300 UK jobs at risk. The future of the company, which has been losing market share to Mercedes Vito taxis sold by Eco City Vehicles, has looked bleak since it was forced to halt sales and recall its latest model as a result of a steering box defect. It suspended trading in its shares earlier this month after saying its financial position was unclear after the discovery of a safety defect in its new TX4 model. “While the steering box recall remains, there is a voluntary suspension on vehicle sales, and we are now concentrating all resources on testing the solution to the steering fault,” added PwC’s Hammond. “The retained staff based in Coventry will continue to focus on finding a solution for the steering fault alongside head office resource to keep the business running.”

China fund buys stake in London’s Heathrow airport Associated Press

BEIJING — The Chinese government’s main sovereign wealth fund said Thursday it has bought a 10 percent stake in the operator of London’s Heathrow Airport, expanding its investments in British infrastructure. China Investment Corp. gave no financial details but Ferrovial, the Spanish company that owns 49.99 percent of Heathrow Airport Holdings, said the fund paid other shareholders a total of $725.8 million to acquire its stake. CIC was created in 2007 to manage a portion of China’s multitrillion-dollar foreign reserves in hopes of earning a higher return. Its early investments were mostly small stakes in publicly traded companies to avoid stirring political opposition abroad but the fund has begun making bigger direct investments. Ferrovial said it sold a 5.72 percent stake in Heathrow Airport Holdings to a CIC subsidiary, Stable Investment Corp., for 257.4 million pounds ($415.2 million). Ferrovial said Stable also acquired shares from other owners for 192.6 million pounds ($310.6 million) at the same time for a total 10 percent stake in the company. The fund’s chairman said last November it wanted to start investing in the United States and Europe in energy, water, transportation and other infrastructure projects. In January, CIC bought 8.7 percent of London’s water company, the Thames Water Utilities Ltd., for 276 million pounds ($445 million). CIC also has made direct investments in French oil and gas producer GDF Suez, Russian miner Polyus Gold, Australian toll road operator Horizon Roads and energy, shipping and other companies in South Africa, Canada, Vietnam and Brazil.

LONDON — Indonesia’s president met Queen Elizabeth II Wednesday during a visit to Britain that was marred by protesters accusing him of human rights abuses. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Indonesian first lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono were welcomed by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, in a ceremony at London’s Horse Guards Parade. The two couples then took part in a state carriage procession to Buckingham Palace, where the visiting couple will stay during their three-day visit. About 50 demonstrators holding placards that read “Stop killing Papuans” protested the Indonesian leader’s visit outside Prime Minister David Cameron’s residence at 10 Downing Street. They claim Yudhoyono has committed crimes of humanity against tribal people in West Papua. Rights groups including the New York-based Human Rights Watch have said that Indonesia’s military is responsible for some of the violence in the southeast Asian country’s restive Papua

province, home to a decadeslong low-level guerrilla war. Yudhoyono has conceded that Indonesian security forces had overreacted at times, but said the attacks were “on a small scale with limited victims.” Later Wednesday, two human rights activists tried to reach Yudhoyono’s car, but were stopped by police. Scotland Yard confirmed that they arrested one man for attempting to disrupt the leader’s visit. The man, activist Peter Tatchell, was released without charge. The queen, who along with her husband visited Indonesia 33 years ago, praised Yudhoyono for leading democratic change in Indonesia during a lavish state banquet she hosted in honor of her guests at a ballroom in Buckingham Palace. The president is the first foreign leader to be welcomed in a state visit during the queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Tokobagus get recognition on improving e-commerce in Indonesia IBP

JAKARTA - Tokobagus further solidify its position as a market leader in the e-commerce industry in Indonesia. Strategy, innovation, and the hard work of Tokobagus are rewarded by the prestigious awards. In the last 2 days, 3 Awards were earned by this online shopping site. PR Manager Tokobagus.com, Ichwan Sitorus, mentioned it on Thursday (1/11). According to Ichwan, two awards came from Marketing Magazine, which are The Best in Marketing Driving and The Best Marketing Campaign. Ichwan said the award criteria are very tight, the companies that became nomination selected base on various proposals, through mailing lists, as well as the editorial question form, networking, and survey that conducted directly to communities in a number of cities in Indonesia. In addition, candidates also held a presentation in front of juries, made up of practitioners and academics. “The result, Tokobagus.com being the only successful e-commerce website that gets Marketing Award in 2012,” said Ichwan. He said Tokobagus was very honor to be nominated because the assessment of experts from marketing and economics fields are very independent. “The nomination alone is a proud moment for us, let alone Tokobagus.com can get two awards this year. All our efforts get paid because these awards. And we also get recognition on advancing the e-commerce business in Indonesia, “he said.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II toasts Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, at a state banquet held in his honour at Buckingham Palace, in London, Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012.

The award, called Ichwan, so proof of ecommerce is getting acclaim from society to help improve economy in Indonesia. He added the judges’ opinions written in the description of the profile of the winner, Tokobagus.com rated successfully educating the market of e-commerce as well as advancing the e-commerce business in Indonesia. “Tokobagus.com now become a market leader in providing e-commerce services and being able to apply a good communication strategy,” he explained. In addition, one more award won by Tokobagus. com as The Best User Interface in the Indonesia’s Top E-commerce 2012 by Pricearea. The judgment was based on a poll held by the Pricearea since few months ago involved 80 thousand merchants. “Tokobagus.com became the winner as The Best user Interface, rated as online shopping site that has the most interesting display designs, easiest to use and most convenient, when used by user or visitor. The composition and functions are considered most proportionate,” explained Ichwan. In 2012, Tokobagus.com managed to get some prestigious awards from various institutions survey, media, and also the community. That award, among others; Brand Champion 2012 category Most Popular Online Shop Brand version MarkPlus, Top Brand Award category Online Shop from Frontier, Marketing Award categories on The Best in Marketing Driving and The Best Marketing Campaign, and the last is The Best User Interface in the Indonesia’s Top E-commerce.

Dahlan confirms allegation about fund extorting lawmakers

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JAKARTA) - Minister for State Enterprises Dahlan Iskan confirmed allegation that a number of lawmakers had sought to extort funds from state companies. The milking targets are state companies to receive capital injection in the form of state capital participation from the state budget, Dahlan said. Dahlan was earlier said to have sent a text message to Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam about certain lawmakers having sought to extort funds from state companies . Dipo circulated the allegation triggering an uproars in the House of Representatives with House Speaker Marzuki Ali demanding Dahlan to name the rogue lawmakers. Dahlan, however, refused to say name. On Thursday, he said state companies had been asked by the lawmakers to pay an amount to guarantee that they get the endorsement for their capital injection from the House of Representatives. PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines, military weapon producer PT Pindad and shipbuilding PT PAL are among state companies extorted by lawmakers.

They are all financially weak, therefore, they need financial injection from the government, Dahlan said. “The lawmakers even demanded payments from the companies already on the brink of bankruptcy,” he said. That is why the process often took unnecessary long time for House approval, he said, adding a company had complained it had received telephone calls 20 times demanding the payout. The lawmakers even told leaders of the state companies that the fund could be funneled via vendors not directly from the companies, he said. “It looks like such illicit practice has been like business as usual for the lawmakers. They make no different between small and big companies,” he said. A report from state company board of directors, said the rogue lawmakers normally arranged a meeting at hotels or cafes, he said. Marzuki Ali said he would back up Dahlan Iskan if he was ready to give the name of lawmakers “I will give full support if Dahlan names the culprits that everything could be clear,” he said earlier. He said the allegation should be made clear or it would badly smear the reputation of House of Representatives.


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Unclear, the fate of 40 Traders at Ngurah Rai Airport

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Obama, Romney dive back into presidential campaign Associated Press

DENPASAR - Tenant auction by PT Angkasa Pura I as the maintainer of Ngurah Rai Airport leaves obscurity for traders who do not win the tender. The fate of about 40 merchants in the domestic terminal are unclear after the auction. The Airport Merchants Association sought a solution regarding the fate of these traders to Badung legislators. According to Wayan Sukses, Head of the Airport Merchants Association, PAP I was asked to find suitable solutions to the fate of the merchants in the airport that doesn’t have a place. He said, from 86 merchants that operated in domestic terminal, only 46 got placed in the new terminal that being built while others got no place. “We do understand the conditions in the domestic terminal. But what about the fate of 40 dealers who could not got place. Airport authorities declared that dateline to vacant the places are on November,” he said. According to him, Badung Legislators already gave their support

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney dive back into campaigning Thursday after Obama put politics aside to spend three days managing the federal response to the superstorm that battered the East Coast and Romney was forced to temper some of his harshest critiques of the president to avoid looking insensitive as people coped with the storm.

to the merchants at the airport. They soon will issue a letter of recommendation which amplifies a letter from Regent of Badung to PAP I Ngurah Rai airport. Badung District Government in a letter dated October 23, asking the airport to pay more attention to the fate of the small traders. “The Government asked the PAP I find suitable solutions for small merchants,’’ he said. (kmb27)

Tenant auction by PT Angkasa Pura I as the maintainer of Ngurah Rai Airport leaves obscurity for traders who do not win the tender. The fate of about 40 merchants in the domestic terminal are unclear after the auction.

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Application of GAP among farmers remains low Bali Post

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The cocoa of Bali had the best quality in Indonesia and internationally. Based on the data of the Bali Plantation Agency, the cacao development was focused in Tabanan and Jembrana Regency. Up to the year 2012, production of the cacao commodity reaches 1,564 tons cultivated on the total area of 2,329 hectares.

DENPASAR - Less maximal yields of the plantation product on a number of commodities in Bali tend to happen because farmers in Bali have not adopted the standards of Good Agriculture Practices (GAP). This matter was conveyed by I Nyoman Suarta, Section Head of the Annual Plants, Bali Plantation Agency. “So far, Balinese farmers are reluctant to apply the GAP standards, whereas if they want to carry out the process from the planting to processing the yields pursuant to GAP standards, the selling price will surely be higher,” he said. Undeniably, he said that so far some farmers still lacked of knowledge and skills in implementing the ways of good farming management. Application of good agriculture practices at the farmer level remained very low. It was not solely due to technical problems, but also related to socioeconomic and trading system. “Based on observation in the field, there are still many farmers who do not know about the correct and proper ways to farm,” he explained. Although having not fully complied with the GAP standards, a strong desire of farmers to produce quality production was no doubt. Not long ago, it was evidenced by one of the members of cocoa farmer group at Subak Abian Taman Sari, Muding hamlet, Candi Kusuma village, Melaya subdistrict, Jembrana, who could win the National Movement (Gernas) organized by Directorate General of Plantation, Director of Crops, Spices and Refresher, Ministry of Agriculture, with the achievement in processing cacao through fermentation. “For the achievement, the farmer group is entitled to get coaching fund worth approximately IDR 42 million,” he said. Of the four leading plantation commodities owned by Bali, Suarta said that cocoa commodity was one of the most potential commodities. Moreover, the cocoa of Bali had the best quality in Indonesia and internationally. Based on the data of the Bali Plantation Agency, the cacao development was focused in Tabanan and Jembrana Regency. “Up to the year 2012, production of the cacao commodity reaches 1,564 tons cultivated on the total area of 2,329 hectares. By all means, this number has been showing an increasing trend since 2010,” he explained. (kmb28)

Just five days from Election Day, Obama and Romney are locked in a tight contest, with both campaigns predicting victory. However, the polls show Obama with a slight edge in nine key “battleground” states that are neither reliably Republican nor Democratic. The president is not elected according to the nationwide popular vote, but in state-by-state contests that make these states especially important in such a tight election. The president’s advisers insist his break from campaigning had minimal impact on his standing. If anything, it gave Obama a chance to offer the type of comfort and command in a crisis that only a president can deliver. The storm created headaches for Romney, diverting the public’s attention away from the campaign as he was trying to build momentum. Still, the Democratic campaign is

seeking to make up for the lost time with a heavy travel itinerary in the coming days, including rallies Thursday in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado. Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said while the president remains focused on the storm recovery, the fact that the election takes place in five days is a “reality” and he will return to the trail to make the case to the American people on why they should return him to the White House for four more years. The Republican ticket hasn’t backed away from the ad. Running mate Paul Ryan said in a statement that “American taxpayers are on track to lose $25 billion as a result of President Obama’s handling of the auto bailout, and GM and Chrysler are expanding their production overseas.” Romney was campaigning Thursday in Virginia, while Ryan was appearing at events in Nevada and Colorado.

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In this Oct. 4, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama campaigns at the University of WisconsinMadison, the day after his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

New York struggles back 2 days after killer storm Associated Press

NEW YORK — Flights resumed, but slowly. The New York Stock Exchange got back to business, but on generator power. And with the subways still down, great numbers of people walked across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan in a reverse of the exodus of 9/11.

Two days after Superstorm Sandy rampaged across the Northeast, killing more than 70 people, New York struggled Wednesday to find its way. Swaths of the city were still without power, and all of it was torn from its daily rhythms. At luxury hotels and drugstores and Starbucks shops that bubbled back to life, people clustered around

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Commuters wait in long lines for a bus or cabs on 6th Avenue in lower Manhattan after the subway service was suspended due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012.

outlets and electrical strips, desperate to recharge their phones. In the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, a line of people filled pails with water from a fire hydrant. Two children used jack-o’-lantern trick-or-treat buckets. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that parts of the subway would begin running again Thursday, and that three of seven tunnels under the East River had been pumped free of water, removing a major obstacle to restoring full service. “We are going to need some patience and some tolerance,” he said. On Wednesday, both were frayed. Bus service was free but delayed, and New Yorkers jammed on, crowding buses so heavily that they skipped stops and rolled past hordes of waiting passengers. New York City buses serve 2.3 million people on an average day, and two days after the storm they were trying to handle many of the 5.5 million daily subway riders, too. As far west as Wisconsin and south to the Carolinas, more than 6 million homes and businesses were still without power, including about 650,000 in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The mayor said 500 patients were being evacuated from Bellevue Hospital because of storm damage. The hospital has run on generators since the storm. About 300 patients were evacuated from another Manhattan hospital Monday after it lost generator power. Bloomberg also canceled school the rest of the week, and the Brooklyn Nets, who just moved from New Jersey, scratched their home opener against the Knicks on Thursday. Still, there were signs that New York was flickering back to life and wasn’t as isolated as it was a day earlier. Flights resumed at Kennedy and Newark airports on what authorities described as a very limited schedule. Nothing was taking off or landing at LaGuardia, which suffered far worse damage. Amtrak said trains will start running in and out of New York again on Friday. The stock exchange, operating on backup generators, came back to life after its first two-day weather shutdown since the blizzard of 1888. Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang the opening bell to whoops from traders below. “We jokingly said this morning we may be the only building south

of midtown that has water, lights and food,” said Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the company that runs the exchange, in hard-hit lower Manhattan. Most Broadway shows returned for Wednesday matinees and evening shows. Across the Hudson River in New Jersey, National Guardsmen in trucks delivered ready-to-eat meals and other supplies to heavily flooded Hoboken and rushed to evacuate people from the city’s high-rises and brownstones. The mayor’s office put out a plea for people to bring boats to City Hall for use in rescuing victims. Natural gas fires erupted in Brick Township, where scores of homes were wrecked by the storm. And some of the state’s barrier islands, which took a direct hit from Sandy on Monday night, remained all but cut off. In New York, masses of people walked shoulder-to-shoulder across the Brooklyn Bridge to get into Manhattan for work, reminiscent of the escape scenes from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and the blackout of 2003. They entered an island sharply divided between those who had power and those who did not.


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Kate Moss opens up about modeling misery Reuters

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This Oct. 24, 2012 photo shows Ilaria Venturini Fendi, a member of the famous fashion family, posing with bags from her Carmina Campus fashion project that produces bags from repurposed materials in Dallas. The bags shown are made of garbage bags and soda cans.

Young Fendi branches out with recycled material Associated Press

NEW YORK - If you hate having your picture taken, you’re in good company - British supermodel Kate Moss does as well. “I’m terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I’ve got facial Tourette’s,” she told Vanity Fair in the December issue, out on Wednesday. Moss, who has graced countless magazine covers and was emblematic of the waif look popular in the 1990s, added “Unless I’m working and in that zone, I’m not very good at pictures.” Moss, 38, opened up about her years spent before the camera, including now-l egendary s hoots that left her anxious, demoralized, and hungry. Among her regrets is a 1992 Calvin Klein session that helped launched Moss’ career. She recalled the shoot, at age 17 or 18, with Mark Wahlberg (then going by his rapper name, Marky Mark) and photographer Herb Ritts. “I had a nervous breakdown,” she said. “It (the job) didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die.” “It was just anxiety,” she added. “Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do (and) I was really little ... I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.”

When she was even younger, she posed nude for The Face - another regret. “I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, ‘If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again.’ So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it.” Moss, who became associated with the “heroin chic” look after her early shoots, said “I had never even taken heroin - it was nothing to do with me at all.” “I was thin,” she conceded. “But that’s because I was doing shows, working really hard ... You’d get home from work and there was no food. You’d get to work in the morning, there was no food ... You don’t get fed.” Moss has kind words for her time with Johnny Depp in the mid-1990s, when she said she felt taken care of. After their break-up in 1998, “I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying.” Now, she says, her years of partying and high living have ebbed. She married guitarist Jamie Hince in 2011 after a four-year romance. “I don’t really go to clubs anymore. I’m actually quite settled.” “Living in Highgate (in London) with my dog and my husband and my daughter! I’m not a hellraiser.” Still, she added, “Don’t burst the bubble. Behind closed doors, for sure I’m a hell-raiser.”

DALLAS — Ilaria Venturini Fendi has translated the same attention to detail and craftsmanship she learned working over the years in her famous family’s Italian fashion business to her own line of bags that feature repurposed items including everything from old light switch plates to leather seats from cars once used in crash tests. “What I did was simply to add my already existing know-how I had from my family to my new vision of the fashion industry,” said Venturini Fendi, who was in Dallas last week as part of an Italian Fashion Week featuring runway shows and receptions that also included an Italian Fashion Expo at the Dallas Market Center with more than 100 Italian designers, including Venturini Fendi, showcasing their collections. Her Carmina Campus bags are each different, made from “only reusable materials, or unused but out of production, which give a second life.” As Venturini Fendi puts it, she “grew up in fashion.” Her grandparents, Edoardo and Adele Fendi, founded the Rome-based design house in 1925. The house was then inherited by the five Fendi sisters, including Venturini Fendi’s mother Anna, before being taken over in

2001 by French conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. Venturini Fendi spent two years working for Chanel in Paris before going to work for the family business, where she spent about two decades. She worked a shoe designer and as creative director for the Fendissime line, and continued to work there for several years after LVMH took over. Eventually though, she had the desire to do something different. She left the family company and bought a farm in northern Rome. “My dream since I was a young girl was to live with nature and to work surrounded by nature, so the first thing I did was to buy a farm,” she said. As she worked on her farm filled with sheep, horses, pigs, goats and hens she began to feel her original passion for fashion reemerging. Then, after designing bags to raise money for a group

aimed at stopping female genital mutilation, she began to develop the idea of resuming her career in fashion, but in a “different way.” In 2006, Carmina Campus was born, which translates from Latin to “chants of the fields.” Wo r k i n g w i t h r e p u r p o s e d items, she said, made her look at the way she designed much differently. Where before she would start with a sketch of what she had in mind and then search out the materials, now she finds the materials first and creates the designs around those. “The creative process changed tremendously,” she said. In a collaboration with the Mini car company she used materials from cars used in crash tests, incorporating seat belts, handles and even visors, which be flipped up when affixed to the outside of a purse to create a handy makeup mirror.

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Alleged contaminate river

Clove leaf oil plant threatened to be closed Bali Post

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Motorist passed a bumpy road in rural area of Bali Island. Infrastructure development will encourage the economic equality to be more qualified and prevalent. Development of prevalent infrastructure on the island will also improve the connectivity to the economy.

Drives prevalent economic growth

Government asked to alance infrastructure development in Bali

SINGARAJA - Clove leaf oil refining plants flourishing in Buleleng Regency has now started to be complained by residents. Waste of the oil refining is alleged to contaminate the river water causing many fish to die. Information obtained from a number of residents on the hills in Banjar subdistrict on Wednesday (Oct 31) said the streams and small ditches flowing in the area did not contain fish and other aquatic animals such as eels and frogs lately. The death of those animals was alleged to have been caused by contaminated river water. “Eel and tadpoles are getting scarcer,” said one of the residents. The resident added the contaminated river water was believed to come from the refining plant of clover leaf oil that had been emerging recently

on the hilly subdistrict of Banjar. Moreover, most of those refinery plants were located on the banks of the river so the waste was easily disposed into the river. The Regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, recognized the complaints of residents related to the river contamination alleged to come from the waste of clove leaf oil refining plants. To that end, he had instructed the Head of Plantation and Forestry Agency to conduct a research and study related to the problem. If the contamination really came from the clove oil refineries, he admitted that he would not hesitate to shut down the plant. “We’ve asked the Head of Plantation and Forestry Agency to come down to the field. If it (the waste coming from the plants) is true, we will close the plants,” he said. (kmb15)

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Infrastructure development will encourage the economic equality to be more qualified and prevalent. Development of prevalent infrastructure on the island will also improve the connectivity to the economy.

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Kate Moss

It was revealed by the banking economist, Ida Bagus Kade Perdana. The local government should take immediate strategic measures to fix the infrastructure, especially in east Bali and north Bali. “Indeed, the economic imbalance that occurs so far is caused by the imbalanced development in the tourism sector which has only been focused in the southern Bali including Badung, Denpasar, Gianyar and Tabanan,” he said. According to him, the potential of the north and east of Bali was not optimized and empowered seriously and professionally as a buffer zone or supporting zone to tourism, particularly in the agricultural sector. Actually, the potential owned by the region was not inferior to tourist destination in southern Bali, both in terms of natural beauty, culture and others. “This does not necessarily

mean that the west, north and east Bali are not potential in the field of tourism. These regions have not got a serious touch,” he said. To that end, it was time to establish a tourism resort and international hotel by beautifying the tourist destination in the regions for the sake of equality in the economic development. “Moratorium in the construction of hotels in Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan and Gianyar should be really implemented. If the moratorium is still limited in the discourse, it will be difficult to realize the economic equality,” he said optimistically. Kade Perdana also said that construction of road infrastructure should be accelerated, both on the ground and underground. “More importantly is finding solution to make the road access that can cut the travel time from the south

to north Bali and east Bali,” he said. He added another measure that could be performed was to improve and optimize the function of seaports existing in Bali. Thus, the more things to see in Bali the longer tourists would stay in Bali. Besides, it would also be able to attract businesses to move and invest in Bali. “This will make the economic activities increasingly grow more prevalent,” he said. Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali recorded the economic growth of Bali in the second quarter of 2012 reached 6.76 percent. The figure exceeded the national growth rate that only reached 6.4 percent. Meanwhile, in the quarter-to-quarter namely in the second quarter of 2012 to the same quarter in the previous year, Bali grew 2.81 percent. (kmb27)

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Clove leaf stacked at the roadside ready to be transfered to clove leaf oil refining plants. Clove leaf oil refining plants flourishing in Buleleng Regency has now started to be complained by residents. Waste of the oil refining is alleged to contaminate the river water causing many fish to die.


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Bali News Concerned with Lampung tragedy

Bali Post

DENPASAR - Thousands of youths coalesced into the members of various youth organizations in Bali came to the Parliament Hall of Bali on Wednesday (Oct 31). The action served as solidarity and concern about the tragedy happening at Balinuraga village, South Lampung. Those organizations included the Bali Youth Unity (PBB), Youth of Baladika Bali, Jala Satria Garuda, Chakra Wahyu Bali, National Youth Committee (KNPI) of Bali and various other youth elements. They were received by Chairman of the Bali House, A.A. Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, accompanied by Chairman of PDI-P faction, Ketut Tama Tenaya. due to the arrogance committed by a community group. Unfortunately, the security forces, especially in the lower level such as the village non-commissioned officer (Babinsa) were not capable of doing any anticipation so that it finally made things worse. “Performance of the security forces needs evaluating,” he pleaded. Chairman of the Bali House, A.A. Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, conveyed that his institution was very concerned about the incident occurred in Lampung. The Bali House itself had discussed it in a plenary session. According to Ratmadi, the most urgent and should be carried out was to raise fund in order to help the people there. They were currently in refuge and in need of clothing and food. “They need food, wrapped rice, drinks and the other urgent needs to be met,” he said. This senior figure of Satria Palace also requested in order all of the Balinese people not to be easily provoked that could make the situation worse. On that occasion, he also promised to send all the aspirations of Balinese people to the president. Finally, the crowd dispersed with the escort of police. (kmb29)

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Tornado lunges Tonja

Buildings damaged, school dismissed for 3 days Bali Post

DENPASAR - Tornado hit the area of Jalan Seroja, Tegehkuri hamlet, Tonja village, East Denpasar, around 04:00 a.m. Wednesday (Oct 31). Lunge of the strong wind accompanied with the rain caused a number of houses, temples, college and school in the area to be badly damaged. As a result, the school authority was forced to dismiss hundreds of students for three days. Based on observation at the scene, at least six houses, a shop and meeting hall of Tegehkuri hamlet were damaged due to the tornado. Adequately serious damage happened to the campus of the IKIP PGRI Bali teachers’ training institute and build-

ing of the SMK PGRI 1 vocational school. The most serious damage occurred to the roof tiles, while the ceiling dropped off. Even, virtually all the roof tiles of the building owned by the SMK PGRI 1 Denpasar vocational school dropped off. As recorded, 10 classrooms were damaged and some windows were broken. Roof tiles of the meeting hall, three rooms of laboratory and a library were also damaged. Up to Wednesday afternoon, the roof tile fractions still looked to scatter in the school yard spreading across about 30 ares. “As a result of the damage, we have to dismiss the students for three days. By all means, this policy is taken to make

the repair of damaged buildings more effective and the learning process can be implemented immediately,” said Principal of the SMK PGRI 1 Denpasar, IGN Wirata. According to Wirata, a total of 725 students in the SMK PGRI 1 Denpasar had to be dismissed. Meanwhile, his party did not know for sure about the losses due to the damage. However, based on information given by a builder, the materials in need valued at IDR 30 million. “We have not detailed yet the exact losses. It’s the first incident afflicting us,” he said. Based on information from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Denpasar, the

tornado affected five locations. One of them hit the Maospait Temple at Tegehkuri hamlet, Tonja customary village, where two parts of the roof tiles belonging to the building collapsed whereas the temple was just refurbished two months ago. In addition, the roof tiles of the building and kulkul (wooden split drum) tower of Tegehkuri meeting hall also damaged. A similar damage also hit the campus of the IKIP PGRI Bali where some facilities were affected by the tornado. Among others, roof tiles of the building in the south were badly damaged, a unit of internet antenna fractured, some window glasses of classroom broke and the wall of parking space in the south collapsed. Total losses due to

such incident were estimated to reach IDR 150 million. Mayor of Denpasar, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, made his time to visit the location devastated by the tornado. According to the mayor, the relevant agencies in Denpasar Municipality were still collecting the data regarding the amount of losses and damages caused by the tornado. “We will coordinate first with the BPBD. As soon as possible, we will send our members to make improvement. Besides, we’ll ask the relevant regional working units (SKPD) to perform emergency response and the public should enhance their awareness because the weather condition was not so good lately,” he said. (kmb13/025)

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Ponjok Batu Temple is a stone temple where all temple buildings are made from stone. It is located Banjar Alasari, Pacung countryside, Tejakula sub district and Singaraja regency about 24 km eastside of Singaraja town or north part of Bali. This temple area own the wide area about 35 acre in form of black stones bank. The position of this temple is rather sticking out to the sea as a foreland or Ponjok. Base on the position and condition then this place is named by Ponjok Batu so that the temple is standing above foreland petrify and it is referred as Ponjok Batu Temple. In papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa elaborate that Danghyang Nirartha (who one spread out the Hinduism in Bali) besides executing Tirtha Yatra (visit the holy places) in Bali area, he also do at Lombok and Sumbawa Island . When he does the tirta yatra in Lombok and Sumbawa Island , he leave in Bali passing the north area of Bali and then it is named by Denbukit. Hereinafter narrated that Danghyang Nirartha found the lodging that is located in coastal periphery with its stone bank and steep rather sordid to sea in the form of a foreland which is called Ponjok. After omitting a few moments in the lodging then he go to Lombok and Sumbawa Island to con-

duct the Tirtha Yatra. At the end, the Pesraman/lodging of Danghyang Nirartha is built an altar named with Ponjok Batu Temple which has been existing since 16 century. It is founded together with the execution of Danghyang Nirartha journey in north part of Bali. Function of Ponjok Batu Temple as follows: * According to the archaeology omission at Ponjok Batu Temple , there is an Arca statue) with four hands as a fundamental of Ponjok Batu Temple building. The attribute (icon) of this Arca have timeworn, so that any kind of object brought is ignorable and the God Arca it self can not be identified. Besides of the God

Statue (Arca), in Ponjok Batu Temple is also found a Lembu Nandi Arca (a cow statue) is meaning from Siwa God. If the both Arcas are interacting hence the God Arca with 4 hands in this temple is Arca of Siwa God. * According to Papyrus of Dwijendra Tattwa, the history elaboration can be said that the function of Ponjok Batu Temple is for worship the supremacy of Danghyang Nirartha as a Teacher in settling Hinduism teaching, especially Siwaism. The function strengthened with the existence of special temple building in Ponjok Batu Temple is called Danghyang Nirartha Temple.

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Thousands of youths coalesced into the members of various youth organizations in Bali came to the Parliament Hall of Bali on Wednesday (Oct 31). The action served as solidarity and concern about the tragedy happening at Balinuraga village, South Lampung.

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Thousands of youths hold solidarity action Research and Development Head of Baladika, Komang Loto, asked the security forces to act decisively and address the violence in Lampung which had claimed some lives. Police authority was also asked to investigate the case. “This case should be investigated thoroughly,” he hoped. Advisor to the PBB, Gede Ngurah Putra, urged in order the Bali House and Bali government conveyed the official stance in response to the riots in Lampung. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of the Jala Satria Garuda Bali, Ketut Resmiyasa, read a manifesto of the Jala Satria Garuda Regiment. Among others, it urged police authority to ask for the accountability of the Lampung Police Chief in handling the issue so as not to be ridden by political interests, called for both parties to go back to the concept of unity in diversity (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika) and asked Balinese people not to be easily provoked. Representative of the KNPI Bali, Gunawan, said the incident in South Lampung coincided with the Youth Pledge on October 28. The incident had threatened the Unitary State of Indonesia

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Pura Desa Pemenang Lombok Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Pura Suranadi Lombok Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh PenebelTabanan Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak Songan Kintamani Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa S elemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Pura Suci Desa Tianyar K ubu Karangasem Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah D esaBatur Kintamani Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Pura Ularan Seririt Buleleng 7 Nov B uda Keliwon Matal Pura Desa Ds. Sukawati Merajan Agung Batuyang - batubulan Pura Pasek Gelgel Bebetin - sawan - buleleng Pura Maspahit Sesetan - Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek Bendesa Manik Mas Dukuh Kendran - Tegalalang Pura Panti Pasek Gaduh Sesetan Merajan Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Pura Pedarman Arya Kanuruhan Besakih 17 Nov H ari Tumpek Kandang Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar Pura Luhur Dalem Sagenin Kediri - Tabanan

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Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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That’s right! Just in time for Christmas, pop queen Rihanna will be releasing a special version of her new album Unapologetic, which drops on November 16. In all fairness it’s not just an album. It’s — drumroll please — the “Diamonds Executive Platinum Box” version of the album. That means it also includes a gaggle of goodies like special collectible

colored vinyl remixes of the single “Diamonds,” a T-shirt featuring a photo of the 24-year-old songstress taken by photographer Michael Muller, along with seven lithographs, stickers, a notebook filled with copies of notes handwritten by RiRi herself, a DVD with neverbefore-seen footage, and an oldschool Viewmaster where fans can view 3D images of the “Rude Boy”

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singer as part of a style transformation slideshow. The box of swag will be available December 11. Singer Rihanna poses after being symbolically crowned queen of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval in West Hollywood, California October 31, 2012.

Denzel soars as troubled pilot in ‘Flight’

If “Flight” weren’t so exceptionally crafted and acted, this tale of self-destruction and eventual redemption might feel like the sort of feel-good fare you’d see on the Lifetime Movie Network, or even a 12-step-program promotion. Instead, director Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s “Cast Away” is by turns thrilling, engrossing and even darkly funny, anchored by a tremendous performance from Denzel Washington. This is one of those Washington roles, like his Oscar-winning work in “Training Day,” in which he exudes a potent mix of damage and bravado, control and danger, but he’s so incredibly charismatic even as he does bad deeds that you can’t help but root for him. Here, Zemeckis and screenwriter John Gatins have given him a deeply flawed character and placed him in a complicated situation, and allowed him to put the best of what he can do on display. Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a veteran airline pilot and serious alcoholic. When we first see h i m , h e ’s waki n g u p

wasted and naked in a hotel outside the Orlando airport alongside an equally wasted and naked (and very sexy) flight attendant. A sip of beer, a hit off a joint, a line of coke and he’s ready for his 9 a.m. flight — swaggering, commanding, even charming. Clearly, he’s done this before. But then a major mechanical failure en route to Atlanta forces him to pull off a daring crash landing in the middle of a field in a breathtakingly spectacular extended action sequence. (If you thought the plane crash in “Cast Away” was a doozy, this one’s just as harrowing.) While the head flight attendant (Tamara Tunie) calmly, competently follows Whip’s instructions, the deeply religious, judgmental co-pilot (Brian Geraghty) is useless as he panics and prays. Afterward, Whip is rightly hailed as a hero for saving so many lives. But the subsequent federal investigation also reveals his rampant substance abuse, which only fortifies his denial. It’s a murky area that allows a lot of room for us to debate within ourselves: Yes, the plane malfunctioned, but Whip didn’t exactly belong in the cockpit in that state. Then again, no sober pilot could have achieved what he did, as if his looseness somehow kept him even-keeled. While there are no easy answers, increasingly difficult questions keep cropping up. Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle and John Goodman all give strong supporting performances as the people around Whip who keep him functioning in various ways as the investigation (and hungry media hordes) close in around him. Greenwood exudes an easy Southern warmth as the union representative assigned to work with Whip, Cheadle is the all-business voice of reason as the hotshot lawyer flown in from Chicago to fend off criminal charges and Goodman is, unsurprisingly, a hilarious force of nature as Whip’s pusher/ enabler/friend.

Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort

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Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states. The nation’s largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from the group’s members up to $100,000. In an e-mail to members of the Human Rights Campaign, Pitt wrote that it’s “unbelievable” that people’s relationships will be put to a vote on Election Day. Same-sex marriage will be on the ballot in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington state.

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The file photo showed sound system project in Art Center. The sound system project was one of the findings in BPK Audit. In the findings of the BPK, it was mentioned there were some costliness for the e-government system worth IDR 3.6 billion as well as in the procurement of heavy equipment, sound system equipment, CCTV, electrical installations and telephone in the Culture Agency worth IDR 6.2 billion. IBP/File Photo

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Provincial government asked to not bargain

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DENPASAR - Bali Government seems to have not accepted the findings of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) related to Local Government Financial Report (LKPD) for the fiscal year 2010, 2011 and the first half of 2012. The audit noted number of costliness in the procurement of goods and services. In the findings of the BPK, it was mentioned there were some costliness for the e-

government system worth IDR 3.6 billion as well as in the procurement of heavy equipment, sound system equipment, CCTV, electrical installations and telephone in the Culture

Agency worth IDR 6.2 billion. Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, said his party would coordinate the findings on the costliness with the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). “State loss due to lack of volume of work has mostly been followed up, while the state loss caused by the indication of price costliness of the work has been coordinated with the Supreme Audit Agency of the RI,” he said in a

plenary session of the Bali House on Tuesday (Oct 30). Meanwhile Chairman of the PDI-P Faction of the Bali House, Ketut Tama Tenaya, said the BPK had standards and validation in calculating the procurement of goods or in the government that should surely become a reference for the examined, in this regard the Bali Government. If the Bali government had a different perception from the standards of the

BPK, he said, it would be difficult to find out the common ground. “Actually, the BPK has already owned a standard rule in determining the costliness or not,” he said. Tama Tenaya added that in following up the findings of the BPK, Bali government was requested to refer to the standards of BPK because they had surely referred to the prevailing legislation. Continued on page 6


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