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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, actress Lindsay Lohan attends a dinner celebrating the premiere of “Liz & Dick” at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lindsay Lohan’s Bank Accounts Frozen by IRS

Just when it seemed that things really couldn’t get any worse for Lindsay Lohan … they have. On Monday, just days after she was arrested for punching a woman at a New York City nightclub, it was reported that the IRS had frozen the actress’ bank accounts in order to get payment on the $233,904 she owes Uncle Sam in back taxes from 2009 and 2010.

Although her “Scary Movie 5” co-star Charlie Sheen reportedly gave Lohan $100,000 to put towards her 2009 bill, the very generous gift seems to not have made much of a dent in the overall amount, which now also includes 2011 taxes, according to TMZ. In typical fashion, after Lohan’s new trouble was reported, her estranged father, Michael Lohan, inserted himself into the situation by running to Radar Online to give them an “exclusive” interview … because we were all anxiously awaiting what he had to say, right? “I would like to know where the $150,000 is she made on the Pink Energy Drink,” Michael told Radar, regarding the money his daughter got for “promoting” the drink, which included her tweeting about drinking it and attending an event the company threw on October 11. Lohan also reportedly earned $100,000 for her disastrous role in Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick,” but that too doesn’t seem like it went towards her IRS bill.

Court upholds $319M verdict in ‘Millionaire’ case

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LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a $319 million verdict over profits from the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and rejected Walt Disney Co.’s request for a new trial. A jury decided in 2010 that Disney hid the show’s profits from its creators, Londonbased Celador International. The ruling Monday by a threejudge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found no issues with the verdict or with a judge’s rulings in the case. “I am pleased that justice

has been done,” Celador Chairman Paul Smith said in a statement. Disney did not immediately comment on the decision. The ruling comes more

than two years after the jury ruled in Celador’s favor after a lengthy trial that featured testimony from several top Disney executives. The company sued in 2004, claiming Disney was using creative accounting to hide profits from the show, which first ran in the United States from August 1999 to May 2002 and was a huge hit for ABC. The jury found that Celador was owed $269.2 million, and a judge later added $50 million in interest to the judgment. The appeals court determined the verdict was not “grossly excessive or monstrous” and that it was not based on speculation or guesswork.

So where is her money going? Although the actress is pulling in a mere fraction of what she once was, Lohan, 26, is apparently still the breadwinner for her Long Island-based family. According to a report, the NYC nightclub fight began because Lohan thought the woman she allegedly punched, Tiffany Mitchell, had taken her purse – which contained $10,000 in cash she had planned to give to her sister Aliana to hand over to mother Dina to pay for youngest brother Cody’s schooling. Got all that? Money was also the root of the problem in early October when the mother and daughter got into an early morning argument following a night of partying and the actress wanted the $40,000 she had given her mother to pay her mortgage returned to her.

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Bali’s economy predicted to grow at 6.5 percent in 2013 Bali Post

DENPASAR - The economic growth rate of Bali in 2013 was expected to reach around 6.3 percent to 6.5 percent. Trade, hotels and restaurants sector would remain the main contributors to the economic growth of Bali next year. Chairman of the Indonesia Entrepreneurs Association (Apindo) of Bali, Panudiana Kuhn, when asked for his confirmation said that to maintain the economic growth, the government was advised to fix the infrastructure and spatial planning. “Road infrastructure should continue to be improved so that Bali can be free from traffic congestion. This condition will cause high economic costs and reduce the comfort of tourists,” he said. Meanwhile, regarding the spatial planning and its relation to investment certainty, Kuhn said there should be strict rules concerning with the spatial planning so that the development of Bali became more organized and investors had legal certainty. “The creation of quality growth is highly dependent on the hard work and creativity,” he said. He said the government should be able to encourage people to be more creative, so they could take a role in the development. Development of investment infrastructure outside the Southern Bali could also encourage the distribution of economic growth. “More importantly, it requires a hard, creative and innovative work,” he said. Continued on page 6

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Tourists throng at Tanah Lot during the holiday season in Bali Island. The economic growth rate of Bali in 2013 was expected to reach around 6.3 percent to 6.5 percent. Trade, hotels and restaurants sector would remain the main contributors to the economic growth of Bali next year.

In Memoriam Desak Gede Raka Nadha

Her hard work inspires the youth The fight done by Desak Gede Raka Nadha becomes a special memory of the Head of Asrham Gandi Candidasa, Karangasem, Viraguna Bagoes Oka, M.A. He stated that the late is the role model that shoul be followed by everyone. The commitment and the hard work of Desak Raka must be fol-

lowed by the youth. “Her attitude must be followed by the younger generation,” said Viraguna. The one that impress him the most is the consistency of the late to preserve Bali. This spirit must be maintained forever. “The spirit of the late Desak Raka cannot be forgotten by the youngsters, this is for the glory

of Bali,” he added during his visit to Pesraman Lumajang to pray for Desak Raka. In the age of 66 years old, Desak Raka established Pesraman Lumajang. There is a special garden in the pesraman where the students learn to take care of plants and live independent. After it was established, the

pesraman received many student from junior and senior high school from throughout Bali. The concept is very simple, the students are educated to get up early in the morning, pray, study and joining special class on Balinese culture. “At first, there were only 10 students. They were educated in the pesraman and then work in Bali

Post,” said the Head of the Pesraman, Dewa Janayudi. In the next period, 50 students were studying there and they came from outside Bali such as Lampung, Sulawesi, and Eastern Java. “They learn how to live a simple life with discipline. After graduated, they will become a strong and better man,” he added. (udi)


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Dozens of houses at Penopengan Sanur submerged in flooding Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Starting the rainy season this time, flooding was not avoidable by Denpasar residents. After the rain flushing Sanur Kauh and the surrounding areas on Monday (Dec 3), a number of houses at Penopengan hamlet, Intaran, Sanur Kauh, flooded. Flooding water had reached the adult knee high. One of the local residents, Wayan Rembang, when met on Monday said the puddles happened since the installation of pavement in the crossroad of Jalan Delod Peken and Jalan Intaran. Before the pavement installation, the area was never flooded. After the pavement and elevation of the crossroad, the rain water was definitely stagnant following the heavy rain. As a result, the rain water was not only stagnant in the streets, but also getting into people’s homes. Both sides of Jalan Delod Peken with a length of about 200 meters were all affected. “Just now, the puddles reached the height up to my knee. Having cleaned up the rubbish in the gutter, the water began to recede,” he said. Another residents said the puddles hitting the settle-

ment on Jalan Delod Peken at Penopengan hamlet was estimated to happen because the drain eastwards under the pavement was too small whereas the drain southward had been fairly wide. “I think it will not be flooding if the drain is widened. This condition has actually been reported to Public Works Agency,” said the resident. From the observation on Monday, the puddles did not only happen on Jalan Delod Peken. Several houses located next to it, namely on Jalan Intaran was also flooded. Moreover, the drain to the south of the road was not smooth. At the corner, the water channel to the west of Jalan Intaran looked to clog. Consequently, the puddles were high enough. For this condition, the Head

Circulation of cosmetics containing hazardous substances was getting more rampant lately. Even, it has widely reached stalls at countryside. It was supported by the findings of the supervision and control team for food, beverage and hazardous products when raiding a number of stalls in Mendoyo, Monday (Dec 3). From the results of checking, the team consisting of the Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency and police authority found out harmful cosmetics containing mercury widely sold in stalls. Some of

the products were fake Ponds facial beauty powder and Fluocinonide Cream, namely a Chinese product equally containing mercury. The officers later seized dozens of products and provided information regarding the ban on selling such products because they were very hazardous for consumers. Besides, the officers also found a number of small stalls selling alcoholic beverages like beer without being equipped with trading business license (SIUP). The traders claimed to be relieved by the presence of the officers because so far they had sold those products because

“We will repair it and proposal of residents to widen the drain eastward and southward will soon be followed up,” he said. (kmb12)

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they were directly brought by salesperson so they did not know if those were hazardous cosmetics. “I came to know from the officers about the products that can and cannot be sold,” the trader admitted frankly. On the other hand, the Head of Jembrana Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency, Ni Made Ayu Ardini, said the raid to small stalls in the countryside was an effort to increase the consumer protection by monitoring the products traded. The agency hoped it could be used as learning both by the sellers and buyers so that they both were not harmed. (kmb26)

A man captured stealing tourist cell phone Denpasar (Bali Post)-

Accused Ramli Basalah (34) from Manado now has to stay at Kuta Police cells as he was captured while robbing Stephanie Bianca Bussman’s (23) cell phone. The crime targeted the German tourist happened around Drupadi Street, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung last Friday (30/12) at 5 pm local time. So far five crime scenes have been confessed by accused yet a further investigation is still being taken to find out more if there are other crime scenes still unmentioned. Head of Kuta Police, APC I Putu Dedi Ujiana, last Monday (3/12) explained that the accused who lived at

Diponegoro Street Alley III/7A, Denpasar, failed to commit crime before he robbed Bussman’s phone who’s a passenger in a motorcycle. Victim who’s staying at Villa Dojo, Pantai Berawa Street, Canggu Village, North Kuta, Badung was shocked then chased accused and hit accused motorbike. As he fell, victim cried for help and locals secured accused. Coincidently at the time some officers were patrolling and so accused was brought to Kuta Police. Evidences the iPhone 4 that was taken, black bag and a camera were also brought. “His room was raided yet only these evidences were found and confiscated by police,” Ujiana explained. (kmb21)

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The flood which happen on Penopengan, Sanur, Denpasar

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End of year celebration in Aston Denpasar

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Widely sold at stalls, fake and hazardous cosmetics seized Negara (Bali Post)—

of Denpasar Public Works Agency, I Ketut Winarta, said that culvert in that area was often clogged. It was located under the pavement.

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12 Des B uda Keliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Banjar Pulasari Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kabakaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning T e n gah - Buleleng Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 22 Des H ari Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati B esakih Pura Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel

Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pemrajan Agung Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pura Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan P u r a Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Pura Penataran Giri Purwa dan Pesraman Dusun Kuto Rejo Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi 26 Des Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting D esa Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta

Pura Goa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Sidemen Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan, Tembuku, Bangli 27 Des Purnama Kepitu Pr. Benua Besakih. Pura Dalem Desa Camenggaon - Sukawati Pura Suranadhi Lombok Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Mr Agung Dewa Agung Klungkung Ulah Sidemen Pura Gunungrene S i d e m e n Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Ababi Mr. Pasek gelgel Tista Pura Gunung Gunung - Tianyar Kubu - Karangasem Pura Pingit Klenting sari Banjar Sumberkelompok - Gerokgak Singaraja Pura Payogan Agung Kutai Kartanegara

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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CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Transportation as dominant contributor to inflation in Denpasar

NEW YORK — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly.

DENPASAR - Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali stated that Denpasar went through inflation of 0.13 percent in November 2012. Such achievement was predominantly influenced by the price increase in the transport, communications and financial services accounting to 0.55 percent.

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“It looks like it’s shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that the nation seems fairly well prepared, Frieden said. More than a third of Americans have been vaccinated, and the vaccine formulated for this year is well-matched to the strains of the virus seen so far, CDC officials said. Higher-than-normal reports of flu have come in from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. An uptick like this usually doesn’t happen until after Christmas. Flu-related hospitalizations are also rising earlier

than usual, and there have already been two deaths in children. Hospitals and urgent care centers in northern Alabama have been bustling. “Fortunately, the cases have been relatively mild,” said Dr. Henry Wang, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Parts of Georgia have seen a boom in traffic, too. It’s not clear why the flu is showing up so early, or how long it will stay. “My advice is: Get the vaccine now,” said Dr. James Steinberg, an Emory University infectious diseases specialist in Atlanta. The last time a conventional flu season started this early was

the winter of 2003-04, which proved to be one of the most lethal seasons in the past 35 years, with more than 48,000 deaths. The dominant type of flu back then was the same one seen this year. One key difference between then and now: In 2003-04, the vaccine was poorly matched to the predominant flu strain. Also, there’s more vaccine now, and vaccination rates have risen for the general public and for key groups such as pregnant women and health care workers. An estimated 112 million Americans have been vaccinated so far, the CDC said. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months or older.

Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unpicked the brain processes involved in teenage alcohol abuse and say their findings help explain why some young people have more of a tendency to binge drink. A study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal found that a gene known as RASGRF-2 plays a crucial role in controlling how alcohol stimulates the brain to release dopamine, triggering feelings of reward. “If people have a genetic vari-

ation of the RASGRF-2 gene, alcohol gives them a stronger sense of reward, making them more likely to be heavy drinkers,” said Gunter Schumann, who led the study at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry. Alcohol and other addictive drugs activate the brain’s dopamine systems, which induces feelings of pleasure and reward. Worldwide, some 2.5 million people die each year from the harmful use of alcohol, accounting for about 3.8 percent of all deaths, according to the World Health Organisation.

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A man picks up a bottle at an assembly line inside the Taiwan Beer factory in Jhunan, Miaoli County February 13, 2008.

Recent studies also carried out by scientists at the IoP have found that RASGRF-2 is a risk gene for alcohol abuse, but until now the mechanism involved in the process was not clear. For this study, scientists initially looked at mice who had been modified to have the RASGRF2 gene removed, to see how they reacted to alcohol. They found the lack of RASGRF-2 was linked to a significant reduction in alcohol-seeking activity. They also discovered that when the mice did consume alcohol, the absence of RASGRF-2 reduced the activity of dopamine-releasing neurons in a region of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA) - preventing the brain from releasing dopamine and limiting any sense of reward. The team then analyzed brain scans of 663 14-year old boys and found that when they were anticipating a reward in a mental test, those with genetic variations to the RASGRF2 gene had more activity in an area of the brain closely linked to the VTA and also involved in dopamine release. This suggests people with a genetic variation on the RASGRF-2 gene release more dopamine when anticipating a reward, and hence derive more pleasure from it, the scientists said.

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Map of influenza-like illness activity in the United States.

Teens may buy less tobacco when displays are hidden: study Reuters

Teens may be less likely to buy cigarettes at convenience stores if they aren’t sold in plain sight behind the counter, according to a U.S. study conducted using a virtual reality game. “We know the retail environment is a very important place for tobacco companies to advertise and market their products,” said lead author Annice Kim, from the independent research institute RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. “They’re prominently displayed at the point of sale, and it exposes all customers, including kids.” Kim’s team wanted to test the effects of covering up such cigarette displays on teen shopping and opinion, but the researchers couldn’t conduct a real-world experiment because as of yet, no states have banned the displays although some states are considering it to curb teen smoking. So they designed a virtual reality game and sent more than 1,200 youth, between age 13 and 17, into a simulated online convenience store. Researchers asked them to select four items in the store: a snack from the aisles, a drink

from the coolers and two products of their choice from the checkout counter. In some scenarios, the cabinet behind the counter prominently displayed cigarettes, while other teens saw the cabinet closed and the display covered up. Any teens that tried to ask the cashier for cigarettes were denied because of age - but what the researchers were interested in was how many tried to ask. Depending on other changes they made to the virtual convenience store, the researchers found that 16 to 24 percent of teens tried to buy tobacco products when the display was open, compared to 9 to 11 percent when it was closed. In a post-virtual shopping survey, whether cigarettes were openly displayed wasn’t clearly tied to teens’ perceptions of how easy it would be to buy tobacco products if a similar store actually existed in their neighborhood, the researchers reported in Pediatrics. However, 32 percent of youth said they were aware cigarettes were available for sale when the display case was closed in their virtual store, compared to 85 percent of those who had the open version.

Bali Post

“In terms calendar year (JanuaryNovember) in 2012, the inflation rate amounts to 4.10 percent, while the year-on-year inflation rate reaches 4.61 percent,” said the Head of BPS Bali, Gede Suarsa. Aside from the group of transport, communications and financial services, based on the results of price monitoring, almost all expenditure groups had inflation in November. They were processed food, beverages, cigarettes and tobacco by 0.19 percent. Similarly, the health group reached 0.15 percent, foodstuff (0.05 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel (0.01 percent). “Meanwhile, deflation only occurred to the group of goods and services under category of clothing and education, recreation and sporting with the index decline of 0.22 percent and 0.08 percent,” he said. According to him, the price hike in the transport, communications and

66 cities in Indonesia, 33 cities experienced the inflation, while the remaining 33 cities experienced deflation. The highest inflation happened in Manado (1.01 percent), while the

lowest in Jember (0.03 percent). Then, the highest deflation occurred in Manokwari (0.96 percent), while the lowest happened in Semarang (0.01 percent). (kmb27)

financial services was dominantly caused by long holiday related to the Hijri New Year and joint leave. The moments had an impact on the price hike of ticket in November and indirectly gave contribution to the rise of inflation to this group. “The increase in the index occurred in the transport, communications and financial services and the marked increase was visible in the air fares,” he said. He said the increase in airfare reached 0.0920 percent and then was followed by the rise in the rate of motorcycle transportation reaching 0.0016 percent. He said that all the expenditure groups contributed to the inflation of 0.0936 percent in November. “If the inflation rate is sorted from the highest, Denpasar is ranked 25th out of 33 cities experiencing the inflation,” he said. He added that from the data of

Customary hamlets at Pemogan ask mangrove forest to be left natural Bali Post

DENPASAR — Public attention to the existence of mangrove forests in Denpasar has not vanished. As evidence, a few days ago, the officials of Pemogan village, Kepaon customary village with customary hamlet held a meeting to discuss about the issue of mangrove forest in the region. The customary hamlets organizing the separate meeting were namely the Kajeng, Rangkan Sari and Sakah. In principle, the meeting at each customary hamlet expected the existence of mangrove forests was allowed to develop naturally. Headman of Pemogan, A.A. Ketut Sujana, accompanied by Secretary of Kepaon customary village, I Wayan Gendra, met in his office on Monday (Nov 3) said that his party had held a meeting with the officials of three customary hamlets and residents whose territory had mangrove forests. Based on the meeting, two customary hamlets unanimously stated their viewpoint that mangrove forest should no longer be bothered by anyone, including the presence of investor. Only, a customary hamlet did not clearly

show off its viewpoint because it did not know the plan of investors. “Sakah hamlet did not declare its stance either rejecting or accepting because many residents did not know about the plans carried out in the mangrove area,” said Sujana. He mentioned, as the headman, his party always got involved in the meeting that involved the community leaders, hamlet officials and residents. At two hamlets, the Rangkan Sari and Kajeng, the residents expressed their opinion that mangrove forests should no longer be tampered with unclear purposes because all residents worried about the environmental destruction. “If the environment is damaged, they will first suffer from the impact, such as tsunami, abrasion to the intrusion of sea water into the well of residents. Therefore, residents expected the mangrove forest should be left sustainable as it is now,” said Sujana justified by Gendra. As reported previously, PT TRB had got a permit from Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation with Decree No.77/ IV-SET/2012 and the Governor’s Decree No.1051/03-L/HK/2012 to manage the mangrove forest. (kmb12)


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Traditional games

A constructive medium to develop child’s personality

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Great value

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two major values contained in the Balinese traditional games. Firstly, by knowing the traditional games, children would be touched to more respect, appreciate and be proud of their art and culture because the traditional folk games were indigenous wisdom that probably did not exist in other region or country. Secondly, folk games were also very constructive for the development of children’s personality. “Especially in the context of the development of child’s personality, there are a lot of positive values contained in the games,” he said. Positive values in traditional games, said Taro, would obviously foster the children’s spirit of togetherness because the folk games tended to be collective or to be done by many people. Here, children were required to interact and collaborate with their playmates. The arena of folk games also posed an effective learning medium for children to learn democracy, respect for collective agreement and express an opinion. In the folk games, children

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In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 photo, smoke rises from buildings due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria.

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Magoak-goakan, one of the traditional games in Bali

were also taught to be honest and fair because the games often ended up with losing and winning the title. In addition, the games were also very relevant to educate children to become law-abiding human considering the folk games also contained

Distribution to Jembrana facing difficulties

All petrol stations out of diesel fuel Negara, DenPost

Jembrana Regency petrol stations last Monday (3/12) had no diesel fuel left as almost in all of them placed a board stating solar’s finish and solar’s hasn’t been sent. The no supply caused truck drivers worried and had to park their vehicles nearby a petrol station waiting for it to come. A number of station owners stated the shortage has happened since a week ago as there has been a limit of distribution from 16 tons to 8 tons. “Meanwhile on Sunday there was no distribution so by Monday it was finished as 8 tons can be only enough for 11 hours,” Manager of the Jl. Sudirman, Negara petrol station, Iskandar Alfan stated, “Our 24 tons order was decreased to 8 tons. It is clear now that the only 8 tons solar finished in a day and the distribution from Manggis Depot often late causing stocks

at petrol stations down. Knowing this is a main route and our customers are busses and trucks. If the solar is finished then they have to park and wait.” It is expected that the solar will come the next Monday around 5 pm local time. A staff at Banyubiru Petro Station, Agus pranacitra, explained that the usual 16 tons supply of solar also decreased to 8 tons causing now nearly finishing. According to him, the situation was also felt in Tabanan. Meanwhile a number of truck drivers such as Bibit Rahmanto protested about the solar in Gilimanuk has finished and hoped that all petrol stations will get their supply soon. Another driver, Gede Budi, was also amazed by how solar was limited causing the society disadvantaged. “If there’s no solar then we can’t be on the road,” Budi clarified. (120)

a number of ‘signs’ or rules that had to be obeyed where the rules were drawn up by their own based on agreement of the parties getting involved in the games. “Those who do not comply with the rules will be imposed with

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certain sanctions or declared as the loser in the games,” he said while adding that traditional games obviously had a recreational function or fun considering that children involved in the games looked cheerful. (ian)

Clogged pavement in rainy season

Overflowing water floods art shops

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Heavy rain since two days ago in Gianyar region made a number of road sections flood. It happened because the pavement clogged. More ironically, the overflowing water inundated some art shops. Such a view could be seen on Sunday and Monday (Dec 3). One of the overflowing water from the pavement occurred on Jalan Raya Sakah, Sukawati. The water coming out from the pavement inundated the handicrafts belonging to several art shops along the road. Seeing from the flooding happened the Gianyar Regency seemed unready to anticipate the flooding caused by blockage of the existing culvert along the road pavement. Due to flooding occurred after the rain, Gianyar Regency was still overshadowed by flooding at a number of road sections. Moreover, the status of road pavement belonging to the province in Gianyar was very susceptible to overflow. Even, such condition made the traffic flow disrupted. The Head of Gianyar Public Works Agency, Nyoman Nuadi, when asked for his confirmation

told the culvert flushing under the pavement, especially ahead of the rainy season, had been made since two months ago. He explained the flushing was made in the culverts belonged to the regency roads. Meanwhile, for the roads belonging to the province, his party would make coordination with the Bali Public Works in order the flushing could be carried out promptly, he said. Gianyar government through the Gianyar Public Works had been targeting the road with the regency status to be free from flooding. Therefore, his party could guarantee that no regency would go through overflowing water from the pavement. Meanwhile, Gianyar Regent, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, after visiting the regional budget project 2012 reminded that amidst the rainy season the community should raise their awareness of disasters that often occurred during the rainy season such as landslides, fallen trees and flooding. To anticipate, the residents should work together to clean the drains and cut down dangerous tree branches. (kmb16)

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BEIRUT — Fighting between rebels and government forces raged near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, forcing an inbound commercial jet to turn back while the U.N. said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security conditions. Lebanese security officials said Jihad Makdissi, a polished Foreign Ministry spokesman known for defending the regime of President Bashar Assad in fluent English, flew from Beirut to London. But it was not immediately clear whether he had defected. The fighting over the past few weeks in and around Damascus has been the most serious in the capital since July, when rebels captured several neighborhoods before a swift government counteroffensive swept them out. The spike in violence recently is concentrated in the ring of mostly poor suburbs around

Damascus but often bleeds into the capital itself as rebels bring their fight closer to Assad’s seat of power. Assad’s forces have so far repelled major rebel advances on the capital, though their hold may be slipping. “The security situation has become extremely difficult, including in Damascus,” said Radhouane Nouicer, the U.N.’s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria. Nouicer said the U.N. was withdrawing most of its international staff from Syria due to security issues, adding that up to one quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could leave

by week’s end. There are about 900 more local staff working for the U.N. in Syria, officials said. U.N. teams are also stopping most staff trips outside Damascus. In another sign of deteriorating security, an Egyptian commercial jet aborted a trip to Damascus in mid-flight because of violence near the airport. The EgyptAir flight from Cairo rerouted about 30 minutes after takeoff because Egyptian officials received word from their counterparts in Damascus that the area near the airport was not safe, Egyptian airport officials said. EgyptAir canceled all further flights to Syria for Monday and Tuesday and will decide later whether to resume flights later in the week, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

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Indian navy ready to deploy to South China Sea as tensions climb Reuters

THE program of Denpasar Culture Agency to publish a book on Balinese Traditional Children’s Games was welcome positively by the observer and preserver of Balinese traditional games, Made Taro. Moreover, the book containing 12 types of traditional games ever developed in Denpasar was not only published but also socialized and taught to elementary school students in Denpasar area that kept ‘a distance’ to the traditional games. Through the program, the traditional games can be re-played by school children, especially in Denpasar. “Before being introduced to students in elementary school, a number of teachers have been invited to attend a workshop so that they can teach the traditional games to their students,” said Made Taro to Bali Post, Monday (Dec 3). According to the former teacher of the SMAN 2 Denpasar senior high school, only a few Balinese children who were still familiar with and would like to play the traditional games. Alienation with the native Balinese folk games did not only occur to children in urban areas, but also to those in rural areas. Today, they were more familiar with playstation, robots and the like rather than the games like Deduplak, turtle laying eggs, wooden baseball, cat and mouse and the like. “Creativity of children in the game also reduces. In my childhood, it was children who created their own game tools. Now, everything can be purchased easily,” said Taro.

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HANOI/NEW DELHI - India has declared itself ready to deploy naval vessels to the South China Sea to protect its oil-exploration interests there, a potential new escalation of tensions in a disputed area where fears of armed conflict have been growing steadily. India’s naval chief made the statement on Monday just as Vietnam’s state oil and gas company, Petrovietnam, accused Chinese boats of sabotaging an exploration operation by cutting a seismic cable being towed behind a Vietnamese vessel. Petrovietnam said the seismic vessel, Binh Minh 02, had been operating outside the Gulf of Tonkin when the cable was severed on Friday. It had earlier been surveying the Nam Con Son basin further south -- an area where Indian state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has a stake in a Vietnamese gas field. Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K Joshi said that, while India was not a territorial claimant in the South China Sea, it was prepared to act, if necessary, to protect its maritime and economic interests in the region.

“When the requirement is there, for example, in situations where our country’s interests are involved, for example ONGC ... we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that,” Joshi told a news conference. “Now, are we preparing for it? Are we having exercises of that nature? The short answer is yes,” he said. Petrovietnam posted on its website comments made by the deputy head of exploration, Pham Viet Dung, to a journalist from Vietnam’s Petrotimes that the seismic cable was quickly repaired and the survey resumed the following day. “The blatant violation of Vietnamese waters by Chinese fishing vessels not only violates the sovereignty ... of Vietnam but also interferes in the normal operations of Vietnamese fishermen and affects the maritime activities of Petrovietnam,” Dung was quoted as saying. Tensions have simmered in the South China Sea for many years but have escalated this year as an increasingly powerful China, which sees virtually the entire sea as its territory, begins to assert its long-standing offshore claims more vigorously.

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Indian Marine Commandos (MARCOS) perform during the annual Navy Day celebrations at Ramakrishna Beach in Visakhapatnam, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh December 4, 2009.

Typhoon Bopha slams Philippines south, destroys homes, one dead Reuters

MANILA - Typhoon Bopha, the strongest tropical storm to hit the Philippines this year, slammed into a southern island on Tuesday, destroying homes, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of flights and ferry services, officials said. Bopha, with wind gusts of up to 195 kph (121 mph), made land-

fall at dawn, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, and toppling power and communication lines. “There goes my house,” Landring Ceballos, a fisherman in Davao Oriental province told reporters as he watched in horror as winds lifted his makeshift house and dumped it in the sea. There was only one confirmed death, but local media said people were injured by

flying debris and falling trees. About 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year, often causing death and destruction. Typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people on Mindanao in 2011. “We have suffered enough,” Felicitas Cabusao said, clutching a Holy Rosary beside her crying 12-year-old daughter. Cabusao said her daughter survived typhoon Washi’s fury

in December 2011 after she was washed out to sea after flash floods swept entire coastal villages in Cagayan de Oro City. Dozens of domestic flights and ferry services in central and southern Philippines were suspended, schools and some businesses were closed as police and fire engine sirens wailed, warning people to move to higher ground.

Ceballos and nearly 40,000 residents in coastal areas on Mindanao’s easternmost provinces were evacuated to safer areas eight hours before Bopha made landfall. Bopha, with a storm cloud covering of 500 kms (310 miles), was moving west-northwest and was expected to move out to South China Sea by Thursday, weather forecasters said.


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BUSINESS Ikea founder determined to keep company private Agence France-Presse

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People protest against evictions and banks in front of “Catalunya Caixa” bank in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. The Labor Ministry says the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain jumped by 128,242 people in October as the country’s recession showed no signs of easing.

Spain’s unemployed inching up to 5 million Associated Press

MADRID — The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain is edging toward 5 million as the country’s recession shows few signs of abating and its banks struggle to deal with a property market crash. Spain’s Labor Ministry says Tuesday that unemployment rose a monthly 74,296 in November, or by 1.5 percent, to a

record high of 4.9 million. Spain’s unemployment rate is released separately and quarterly. It stood at 25 per-

cent at the end of the third quarter. The figures come a day after finance ministers from Spain’s

euro partners approved the release of euro 39.5 billion ($51.6 billion) in bailout aid for Spanish banks worst hit by the property market collapse in 2008. The funds are part of a euro100 billion rescue package that’s been earmarked for Spain’s banks.

Oil falls below $89 on US manufacturing worries

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BANGKOK — Worries about the U.S. economy following the release of a disappointing manufacturing report sent oil prices lower Tuesday. Benchmark crude for January delivery was down 27 cents to $88.82 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract finished up 18 cents at $89.09 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday.

Manufacturing the U.S. shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, a trade group said Monday, because companies are worried about the “fiscal cliff” — sharp tax increases and spending cuts that take effect in 2013 unless U.S. political leaders strike a budget deal before then. Flaring tensions in the Middle East, including Egypt’s widening political crisis and reports that Syria may be readying its chemical and biological weapons against rebels, kept prices from falling more.

There was no immediate threat to oil supplies, but there are persistent worries that fighting could eventually spread to a neighboring oil producer. “Markets have to factor in the risk. They can’t ignore at least the possibility of that sort of thing happening,” said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, fell 34 cents to $110.58 per barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange in London.

LAUSANNE - Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad is determined to keep the Swedish furniture giant off the stock exchange, he told AFP ahead of the inauguration Monday of a fellowship in honour of his late wife. Kamprad, 86, told AFP in an email he had “always believed that keeping (Ikea) in private hands would give ... more flexibility to develop successfully, allowing a longer-term perspective on business development.” Kamprad’s comments came ahead of the opening Monday of the Margaretha Kamprad Chair of Environmental Science and Limnology at the EPFL technology institute in Lausanne. Kamprad, who founded the unlisted, family-owned company in 1943, no longer gives interviews and did not speak at the event, but did answer a few questions electronically. “Staying private has been one of the key reasons for Ikea’s tremendous success,” he insisted. The world’s largest furniture retailer said last August that its trademark was worth 9.0 billion euros. The company, which only releases annual earnings reports, posted a 10.3-percent hike in net profit in 2011 to nearly 3.0 billion euros on global sales of nearly 25 billion euros. Kamprad, who lives in Lausanne, was himself listed last week by magazine Bilan as the richest man in Switzerland, with a net worth of up to 39 billion Swiss francs (32 billion euros, $42 billion). Per Heggenes, the head of the Stiching Ikea Foundation charity behind the fellowship inaugurated Monday, told AFP the magazine had mistakenly attributed to Kamprad the value of Ikea, which has a complex ownership structure through several foundations. “Mr Kamprad does not own Ikea and is not the richest person in Switzerland,” he said, also insisting that the Ikea founder’s reputation for frugality was no mere image stunt. Kamprad, who is known to drive around in an old Volvo when in Sweden, fly economy class and even ride free Ikea buses when visiting his stores, “is personally not very interested in material goods,” he said. “He lives a frugal life because that is his nature. He also believes that frugality, or constant cost consciousness, is another key value that has contributed greatly to Ikea’s business success,” he added.

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Budakeling, ready to become a tourism village

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KARANGASEM - Budakeling Cultural Village as the center of Mahayana Buddhism spiritual community is now ready to become a tourism village. This village has been well arranged, so that it is ready to accept the visit of foreign tourists. “We have made improvements here and there, especially in terms of setting up the tourism facilities,” said Ida Made Oka, Headman of Budakeling. In the matter of tourist accommodation, added Oka, the village had owned 21 lodges spreading throughout the people’s homes with standard facilities. “In years to come, we will attempt to add the facilities such as hot water,” he said. According to Oka, so far a lot of tourists had visited Budakeling facilitated by travel agencies. “There have been some 5 travel agencies bringing guests regularly to Budakeling tourism village,” he said. As a tourism village, Budakeling provided quite unique tour packages. In the morning, around 06:00 local time, guests were invited to make a visit to traditional market opened only for 1.5 hours. In the market, tourists could purchase some fruits, vegetables and other food ingredients to be cooked later on. Afterward, they could cook by themselves, or asked their ingredients to be cooked by host as requested. Having had a breakfast, visitors were invited to have trekking through the village and have a closer look at the lives of rural communities. It would offer sightseeing to rice fields and schools as well as sing. At school, tourists were given the opportunity to teach English, simple mathematics and other subjects. Afterward, participants came into people’s houses to see the village community who were making canang sari oblation. Then, they were taken to take pleasure in a bath through a natural shower together with other community. “Travelers who have just arrived at the village will be provided with a welcome drink in the form of traditional drink as well as traditional snacks such as klepon, fried banana and boiled banana coated with rice flour,” he said while adding the entire community positively welcomed the tourism model developed. Meanwhile, Deputy Regent of Karangasem, I Made Sukerana, said that as a tourism village Budakeling had its own advantages in comparison to the ten other villages proposed into tourism village in Karangasem. Among others, they consisted of Jasri, Padangbay and Sibetan Village. “This tourism village is the forerunner for the development of spiritual tourism in Karangasem Regency. The policy of developing spiritual tourism is based on the existence of four universal temples in Karangasem such as the Besakih, Lempuyang, Andakasa and Silayukti Temple,” he said.

Sengawang Temple

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Sengawang Temple: A Sanctum to Invoke Fertility Blessing ASIDE from having trinity temples, the Ole Customary Village, Marga Dauh Puri, Marga Subdistrict, Tabanan, also has an old temple standing amidst the local rice fields. Since many decades ago, the temple ever did not have supporting devotees because it was left by residents in the vicinity. However, this year the temple is restored where the inauguration along with the anniversary ritual was held on Buda Wage Klawu. Based on a story of word to mouth, the Sengawang Temple or also known as Dalem Sengawang Temple poses a temple standing in the middle of an area called Sengawang hamlet formerly inhabited just by nine people. It is said that once upon a time there was an internal conflict in the royal family of Perean Kingdom so the king left the palace with a pregnant wife. They did not know where to go. At dawn, they heard the sound of roosters. Afterward, the king was attempting to look for the source of sound. In fact, it was from the Sengawang hamlet. At that hamlet, the king asked for a political asylum or protection. The hamlet then estab-

lished a kingdom at Marga, where previously it was a forest. Residents of Sengawang hamlet were then appointed the guards and subject of the kingdom. Allegedly, it happened during the era of Udayana Kingdom. A local leader doubling as former chief of Ole Hamlet, Wayan Gerda, told that due to a fight between the local residents and those from the surrounding villages that looked for help to Mengwi, the Sengawan residents moved northwardly. Later, the areas were known as the hamlet of Bun, Samuan, Adeng, and Ole. Having been left by all residents, the Sengawang Temple did not have supporting devotees. Nevertheless, the temple was constantly believed to have sacredness and uniqueness. It was considered to nurture the subak existing in the surrounding area. Even, the temple was always considered to have given a blessing of fertility to rice fields in the vicinity. A farmer of Subak Sengawang, Wayan Sumajaya, once heard about various myths at issue related to the temple. Once upon a time, almost all the subak territories in Marga and Tun-

juk area were attacked by rats. Paddy plants at Subak Sengawang were not attacked by those rats. So since then, all residents at Ole customary village believed that they may not sell their land within the subak territory because the land area was considered special. Another uniqueness of the Subak Sengawang was that no one might perform evil deeds or say rude. Venerated deity in the Sengawang Temple did not like people who did so. For example, one day there was a person saying rude and he was suddenly attacked by bees. In reality, there were no bee nests at the surrounding area. Blessings of the Sengawang Temple had also been known by people beyond the Ole customary village, whereas the temple was not known. For some times, there were some people from outside the customary village coming to invoke herbal medicine and paid for it. The people claimed to know the temple from his dreams. “Many people from outside the village suddenly would like to present offering to the temple because they know the temple from a dream,” said Sumajaya.


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Blind China dissident says jailed nephew acted in self-defense Reuters

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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, plays hockey during her visit to St. Andrew’s School, where she attended school from 1986 till 1995, in Pangbourne, England, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

Will and Kate expecting a baby, UK palace confirms

NEW YORK - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said the jailing of his nephew last week was on trumped up charges which ignored clear evidence that he had acted in self-defense after men armed with sticks forced their way into his home and beat him. Chen’s nephew Chen Kegui was given a three-year three-month jail term last week after being charged with using knives to fend off officials who burst into his home on April 27. It was the day after they discovered his uncle had escaped from 19 months of house arrest in eastern Shandong province and fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. “At that time, he had many injuries to his neck, body and legs and the doctor who treated him at that time said he was still bleeding after three hours,” Chen Guangcheng told Reuters in an interview in New York, where he is now studying, late on Monday. “Chen Kegui was chased with sticks from room-to-room, and beaten many times. In that situation, if he didn’t defend himself, he could have been beaten to death. So he grabbed a knife from the kitchen to defend himself,” he added. “In that situation, he was accused of intentionally inflicting injury. The fact that this unfair treatment -- illegally entering of a civilian’s home and assaulting him -- was not mentioned by the justice department demonstrates fully that the Chinese legal system has no law to follow.” The self-taught legal advocate’s escape from house arrest in April and subsequent refuge in the U.S. Embassy was deeply embarrassing for China, and led to a diplomatic tussle between the two countries. Chen was subsequently allowed to leave China for the United States. The United States has expressed worry about his nephew’s case, though Beijing insists the decision was reached fairly and legally. “Chen Kegui’s case is very clearly a continuation of the persecution of our family - the reason these people went to Chen Kegui’s home to beat and rob him,” Chen said.

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LONDON — Britain doesn’t have to wait any longer: Prince William’s wife, Kate, is pregnant. St. James’s Palace made the announcement Monday, saying that the Duchess of Cambridge — formerly Kate Middleton — has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. William was at his wife’s side.

In the meantime, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Ramantha, a lecturer from the Udayana University, predicted the economic growth rate of Bali in 2013 would still be affected by the global economic crisis. “Apparently, next year remains to be influenced by uncertainty. In addition to diversifying steps, some things need the attention and realization of the government to attain the target of economic growth,” he explained. A noteworthy thing, according to Ramantha, was the central, provincial and regency government should improve their coordination and seriousness in building the infrastructure. With the move, other than improving the connectivity between the regions, it would also prevent the high-cost economy. He mentioned that a lot of things should be undertaken, so the economic growth target in 2013 set up from 6.7 to 7.3 percent by Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali could be achieved. With the target of national economic growth predicted in the range of 6.7 to 7.4 percent, the support of our domestic market was rather encouraging. The arrival of domestic tourist in Bali reaching 4.2 million to 4.3 million people with the expenses worth IDR 740,000 per day in accordance with the projection of BPS was categorized into a pessimistic target. “In addition, we can also expect that other than Chinese and Australian tourists continuing to rise, we also hope that tourists from Soviet Union and India will also soar with significant numbers as happened this year,” he said. (kmb27)

The news drew congratulations from around the world, with the hashtag “royalbaby” trending globally on Twitter. The couple’s first child will be third in line to the throne — behind William and his father, Prince Charles — leapfrogging the gregarious Prince Harry and possibly setting up the first scenario in which a female heir could benefit from new gender rules about succession. The palace would not say how far along the 30-year-old duchess is, only that she has not yet reached the 12-week mark. Palace officials said the duchess was hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that affects about 1 in 200 women and can lead to dehydration or worse if left untreated. They

said she was expected to remain hospitalized for several days and would require a period of rest afterward. Until Monday’s announcement, the duchess had shown no signs of being with child. She was photographed just last week bounding across a field clad in black high-heeled boots as she played field hockey with students at her former school. Still, speculation has swirled about when she and William would start a family from almost the moment they were wed on April 29, 2011, in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The attractive young couple is immensely popular — with William’s easy common touch reminding many of his mother, the late Princess Diana — and their child is expected to play an important role in British national

life for decades to come. For months, Kate’s every move has been scrutinized for clues about a possible pregnancy — from each time she touched her stomach to whether her outfit choices hinted at a baby bump. In September, tongues wagged over why she might be avoiding alcohol when the duchess opted to toast with a glass of ice water instead of champagne during a banquet in Singapore. Last week, the rumor mill kicked into high gear when a beaming William accepted a baby outfit from a well-wisher that bore the phrase, “Daddy’s little co-pilot.” “I’ll keep that,” he reportedly said. The confirmation of Kate’s pregnancy caps a jam-packed year of highs and lows for the young royals.

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INDONESIA Police general detained for alleged involvement in corruption Antara

JAKARTA - Police Inspector General Djoko Susilo was detained after being grilled for eight hours by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday. “Today following questioning and based upon a detention order after a legal process I was detained,” he said after the questioning. The former chief of the National Traffic Police Corps was put in the KPK new detention center located in the Military Police Detachment compound belonging to the Jakarta Military Command in Guntur, South FOTO ANTARA/Rosa Panggabean

Police Inspector General Djoko Susilo was detained after being grilled for eight hours by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday.

Indonesian budget deficit predicted to widen Antara

JAKARTA - Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo said the country’s budget deficit is expected to widen to more than the previously set target of 2.23 percent as a result of growing energy subsidy. “The budget deficit would be more than 2.23 percent. The fiscal condition is good but the oil fuel subsidy could exceed Rp200 trillion,” Agus said here on Monday. He estimated the deficit would in the range of 2.3 percent - 2.4 percent with subsidized oil fuel predicted to come cloise to 46 million kiloliters. He said he would ask the energy and mineral resource minister slap tighter control in the distribution of subsidized fuel to prevent further increase in subsidy burden in 2013. “We have been informed that the volume of subsidized fuel could increase by 1.2 million kiloliters in 2013 and the possibility has been discussed in the office of the coordinating minister. Efforts to control the distribution of subsidized oil fuel is important otherwise the impact would be bad in 2013,” he said. He said the budget burden as a result of larger supply of subsidized fuel than target will placed on the revised 2013 state budget after being audited by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). He said he could not yet confirm if the government would decide an increase in the prices of subsidized oil fuel as an alternative to curb energy subsidy burden on the state budget next year. “Currently we have no plan to raise the prices , but the people should know that we have big subsidy,” he said. It is therefore, important that distribution of subsidized fuels should be closely controlled , he said.

Jakarta. The KPK has rented and renovated the detention center from the miliary which has two rooms to accomodate four people. “At around 6.15pm the KPK investigators put DS, the former chief of the Traffic Police Corps, in the KPK branch of Class 1 East Jakarta state detention center in Guntur for 20 days,” KPK spokesman Johan Budi said. Djoko would be in the cell along with Zulkarnaen Djabar, a legislator involved in the alleged corruption linked to budget allocation for the ministry of religious affairs and an ad hoc judge from the Pontianak corruption court who had allegedly received bribes.

6.5 million foreign tourists visit Indonesia

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JAKARTA - The number of foreign visitors to Indonesia reached 6.5 million in the first 10 months of the year, an official said. The number was 5 percent higher year-on-year, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said here on Monday. The number recorded up to October this year would add to optimism that the target of 8 million visitors this year would be met, Mari said. The record also showed that the marketing strategy adopted in the past three months has been effective, she said. She said tourism marketing has been focused on year-end festival program in six countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea . The result has been recorded with an increase in the number of visitors from those countries excepting South Korea, she said. The number of visitors from South Korea was negative in October, she

added. The number of visitors from Singapore, Japan, China rose significantly by 10.2 percent, 15.48 percent and 45.98 percent respectively.

Increase has also been recorded in the number of visitors from the United Arab Emirates, up 82.68 percent, Bahrain 59.09 percent, Saudi Arabia 50.98 percent, and Russia 44.41 percent.

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A visitor has her photo taken by a friend as she poses with a 3D art work during a Japanese Trick Art exhibition at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.


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Lopez helps Hornets sting Bucks for much-needed win

Singsing Waterfall IBP

When summer, waterfall volume relatively decrease. Road to the waterfall which is mounting represent the pleasant activity for the activity of “ trekking”. The location is near from area Lovina, reachable even by foot walking from Lovina, making this object a lot visited by the tourist which generally those who live in the area of Lovina. Not far from singsing waterfall, there are Dutch monument. This Monument is develop/builded by Government of Dutch Colonial to commemorate the killed of its Heroic of Dutch army in Banjar war in the year 1868. About 1956 this monument is broken because assumed to respect colonist. However in the year 1992 this monument is rebuilt by Local Government of Regency of Dati II Buleleng for the purpose of that history cannot be vanished, beside that monument also symbolise the warrior of Banjar peoples capable to defeat heroic of Dutch army. Singsing Waterfall located in Banjar Labuhan Haji the Countryside of Temukus of Subdistrict Banjar, 3 km from Lovina and 13 km from Singaraja. To go to the this tourism object is reachable with the motor vehicle to majors of countryside Tigawarsa. A signpost sign show the road which must be followed walkedly ( as long as more or less than 600 metre) to come to the first waterfall. To reach the second higher waterfall you have to passing precipitous road. Park facility developed and laboured by local banjar, and booth have been made available. Local tourist and also foreign countries a lot of visiting waterfall this is because its atmosphere is calm, peace and suited for corporeal freshness. Waterfall Located in hilly area, giving coastal carpet view of Lovina in North direction, becoming interesting which enough captivate to all tourist.

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find a similar effort to get them over the line on Monday as they were outscored 49-31 in the second half and shot just 38 percent for the game. The Bucks were led by Brandon Jennings’ 25 points but they have now lost six of their last eight games to fall out of first place in the Central standings. “It seemed like we dribbled into crowds tonight and had trouble getting out of crowds,” said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. “When we start dribbling too much, we get in trouble.” Reserve Larry Sanders, who scored a career-high against the Celtics and notched a triple-double one game earlier, had seven blocks against the Hornets to go with eight points and seven rebounds.

New Orleans’ Robin Lopez ran off 11 straight points in the third quarter to spark the Hornets to a much needed 102-81 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. Seven-footer Lopez scored 21 points and his hot streak helped turn a two-point deficit into a 71-60 advantage as the Hornets cruised to the win. “I was just in the right place at the right time,” Lopez told reporters. “(My teammates), they all found me at the rim. That’s the way we’re supposed to play.” It was just the second win in 11 games for New Orleans (5-11), who are rebuilding with a young roster and were without top overall draft pick Anthony Davis for the eighth straight game due to ankle problems. Lopez spent his first four seasons in Phoenix before being traded to

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New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) shoots as small forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Milwaukee Bucks small forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) fall to the floor in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The Hornets won 102-81.

Nadal eyes clay season for return to top form Senna optimistic of F1 stay Reuters

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New Orleans in the off-season. He is off to a solid start and on Monday made eight of 10 shots from the field and all five of his free throws. Ryan Anderson paced the scoring for New Orleans with 22 points, one of six Hornets to finish in double figures. New Orleans grabbed a 10-point lead in the second quarter before the Bucks battled back to take a brief edge in the third. Milwaukee were coming off a quality win against Boston on Saturday but could not

MADRID - Rafa Nadal is aiming to be back to his best after injury in time for the claycourt season and the run-up to Roland Garros, the Spaniard said on Monday. The 26-year-old former world number one has slipped down to fourth in the ATP rankings and has not played since his shock second-round exit at Wimbledon in June. The Spaniard was diagnosed with a partial tear of the patella tendon and inflammation of the left knee, only returning to hitting balls on a practice court two weeks ago. “My recovery is going well and the doctors are pleased,” Nadal told Spanish

radio.

“I have to look at my career with a five-year view. I considered having surgery, but the doctors have always preferred not to take risks with my treatment.” The 11-times grand slam singles champion was pragmatic about his return to competition. “I would like to return in January,” he said. “I don’t expect to return and win the Australian Open, I have to be realistic. The results will not worry me in the first tournaments back. “I have to take into account my form after so long out. It wouldn’t bother me if I slipped down to 15th in the world as long as inside I knew was able to continue. “I want to be 100 percent in time for Monte Carlo and the run-up to Roland Garros.” Nadal won a record seventh French Open title in May.

Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal poses with playing cards depicting some of his 11 Grand Slam victories after an interview with Reuters in Madrid, September 18, 2012.

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Bruno Senna remains hopeful he will be on the Formula 1 grid next season despite having lost his seat at Williams. The Brazilian has been replaced by Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, who will partner Pastor Maldonado from the 2013 season. Senna has been in talks with Caterham and Force India and is believed to be still in the running for a seat with both teams. AUTOSPORT understands that Senna tested a DTM car for Mercedes at Estoril last week, but he says he is still working hard to secure a slot for what would be his second full season in F1. “You’re never relaxed until you have a nice signed contract, but we’re working very hard,” Senna told AUTOSPORT. “Chris [Goodwin, manager] is a busy little bee. He’s been doing his job very well. “Hopefully before the end of the year we’ll have a nice clear path to follow.” Senna insisted that having to make way for Bottas in 15 Friday practice sessions during the season made his year more difficult. The Brazilian reckons he still did a good job considering his relative lack of experience. “It’s a tough world championship,” he added. “This has probably been the toughest Formula 1 world championship in many years. I think that coming into it as my first real year in Formula 1 was already a challenge. “And then missing practice sessions all over the season, probably missing about 30 per cent of all the practice sessions of the year, is a lot of practice missed. “That probably puts you in a position where you shouldn’t be at the start, only by a couple of tenths sometimes. “It’s made my year much more difficult. But still I’ve learned a lot. It’s been a very big learning curve for me, and a very good one.”


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Sp rt Valladolid beats Sevilla 2-1 in Spanish league Associated Press Writer

Newcastle ends winless run with 3-0 win over Wigan Associated Press Writer

NEWCASTLE, England — Newcastle recorded its first Premier League win in six matches by beating 10-man Wigan 3-0 on Monday after two goals by Demba Ba and another from Gael Bigirimana. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had been under pressure with his injury-hit team winning only one league match since he signed an eight-year contract extension in late September to sit just two points above the relegation zone. But his players responded to the 12th-minute dismissal of Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa for fouling Papiss Cisse in the box in a contentious decision with the players appearing to be shoulder to shoulder. “It was nice to get a break — and I think it was a break, I’m not a great lover of that rule with the penalty and the sending off,” Pardew said. “But at the time I thought it was a penalty, the defender lifts his arm at the end of the challenge. The referee had a tough decision to make, but I think it was a penalty and obviously it put us in a great position.” Ba converted the resulting penalty, and scored again in the 21st minute from an error by goalkeeper Al Habsi at St. James Park. Those strikes took Ba to 10 league goals for the season, drawing level with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie,

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez and Swansea attacker Michu at the top of the scoring chart. Bigirimana, a second-half substitute, struck a left-footed curving shot into the net in the 71st for his first goal for the club. Wigan kept its shape in the second half despite the numerical disadvantage but never threatened to get back in the match. Unsurprisingly, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez thought the result pivoted on the opening 45 minutes. “It became a very, very difficult game in 10 minutes, giving up a two-goal cushion and a man down,” he said. “But you will get adversity in football and I’m proud of our reaction in the second half, we never gave up or felt sorry for ourselves. “(The sending off) was a big decision, I think he needed to be certain about a decision like that.

The ball was between the two players, Maynor Figueroa is entitled to challenge for that ball and I thought it was shoulder-to-shoulder. It was a fair race and both players challenged for the ball.” Newcastle stayed in 14th place but is five points above the drop zone. Wigan fell one spot to 16th and has two points more than 18th-place Southampton. The biggest concern on the night for Pardew was Ba’s sparkling form attracting clubs aware of the Senegal international’s release clause in his contract that could hasten his departure. “We’ve tried to do a deal and take the clause out,” Pardew said. “We’ve not managed it yet, so it’s always there hanging over us and that makes it difficult for me, for Demba and the club.”

MADRID — Goals by Patrick Ebert and Oscar Gonzalez gave Valladolid a 2-1 win at Sevilla in the Spanish League on Monday. Valladolid began the match looking sharp with fast-paced attacks, and Ebert wrong-footed defender Fernando Navarro and beat the goalkeeper by firing low inside the far post in the second minute. Gonzalez took his tally to a club-leading seven goals by deftly lobbing goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 12th minute. Sevilla pulled one back in the 50th when Valladolid’s Mateus “Manucho” Goncalves scored an own goal by accidentally heading in a corner. “We knew it was going to be tough,” said Manucho. “Now we have to take on Real Madrid on Saturday and it’ll be a real battle between lions.” Gary Medel was sent off after earning a second yellow card in the 64th minute for a clumsy tackle from behind on Manucho. “Valladolid played very well in the opening half hour and left us rushing around trying to catch up,” said Sevilla coach Jose “Michel” Gonzalez. Barcelona leads the standings on 40 points, six ahead of secondplace Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid is third place on 29 and Valladolid rose to seventh on 21 points. Sevilla is 11th on 18.

Dutch youth football linesman dies after attack Associated Press Writer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch linesman officiating in his son’s youth football match was beaten and kicked by several players after the game and died the next day. Richard Nieuwenhuizen collapsed and was rushed to the hospital hours after players from Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten punched and kicked him. Nieuwenhuizen’s club, Buitenboys, said the 41-year-old linesman died Monday night but did not announce the exact cause of death. “You can’t believe this could happen. That kids of 15 or 16 are playing football, you come to watch and see something like that,” Buitenboys club chairman Marcel Oost told national broadcaster NOS. Three players, whose ages range from 15 to 16, were arrested earlier Monday for alleged involvement in the beating on Sunday in the town of Almere. Dutch Sports Minister Edith Schippers told NOS even before the news of Nieuwenhuizen’s death that “it is absolutely terrible that something like this can happen on a Dutch sports field.” Anton Binnenmars of the Royal Netherlands Football Association said he was shocked by such an act at a youth league match for children aged between 15 and 16 — one of thousands that take place on pitches across this football-obsessed nation of 16 million every weekend. “It is too crazy for words that somebody involved in a sporting hobby becomes a victim of this kind of aggression,” he said in a statement. Nieuwenhuizen had been officiating in a match in which his own son was playing, Oost said. “He was glad to be a part of this club and proud of his son,” Oost said. Parents and other volunteers regularly referee and officiate at sports matches involving their children in the Netherlands, where sports such as football and hockey are incredibly popular and wellorganized for young players.

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Benfica equipped to get result at Barca - Jesus Reuters

LISBON - Benfica have enough quality to get the result they need to reach the Champions League last 16 away at Barcelona on Wednesday, whether or not the already-qualified Catalans decide to rest Lionel Messi for their final group game, coach Jorge Jesus said. The “Eagles” are second in Group G, level on seven points with Celtic, but have a better head-tohead record than the Scottish outfit. They need to achieve a result that at least matches Celtic’s at home to Spartak Moscow to reach the last 16. “Celtic may even qualify but if we don’t count Barcelona, Spartak and us are the strongest of the group, in my opinion,” Jesus said. “I’m sick of repeating that Barcelona are the best in the world. Still, we go to Barcelona with a lot of confidence.” Jesus has injury concerns over midfielders Eduardo Salvio, Enzo Perez, Pablo Aimar and Carlos Martins, but said his side will travel believing they can surprise Barca in their own back yard. “The truth is they have one player who makes the difference and, without him, Barcelona are not as strong,” Jesus said. “Whether or not (Lionel) Messi plays, we go there to win.” World Player of the Year

Messi created both goals in Barca’s 2-0 win in Lisbon in October and may get another stab at beating former Germany and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Mueller’s record of 85 goals scored in a calendar year set back in 1972. The Argentine forward netted twice in the 5-1 rout of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Saturday, and is now just one goal short of Mueller’s tally. UNBEATEN BARCA

The victory also saw Vilanova’s unbeaten side extend their lead at the top in Spain to six points and set a new La Liga record start to a season as they racked up their 13th victory in 14 games. “I don’t know what went wrong last year,” Messi told Dutch magazine Elf Voetbal, referring to the last season of Pep Guardiola’s reign when they finished second in the league behind Real Madrid and fell in the Champions League semi-finals to Chelsea. “It serves as a reminder for something we don’t want to happen again, and that we should always hunger for more in the future.” Messi has been the top scorer in the last four Champions League seasons and has netted five times in the current campaign.

“We are going to have to run and suffer because we know they usually have 60 or 70 percent of possession so we will need to take the few chances that come our way,” Benfica forward and Spain under-21 international Rodrigo said in an interview with A Bola sports daily. “Everyone talks about Messi but if he is not in the squad, it’s (Andres) Iniesta, (Cesc) Fabregas, Xavi or Pedro. It will be very tough. We played a good match back at home against them. We lost but it was not as unbalanced as many expected.”

Probable teams: Barcelona: 1Victor Valdes; 21-Adriano, 3-Gerard Pique, 14Javier Mascherano, 18-Jordi Alba; 25-Alex Song, 11Thiago Alcantara, 8-Andres Iniesta; 17-Pedro, 10-Lionel Messi, 7-David Villa. Benfica: 1-

Artur; 34-Andre Almeida, 4-Luisao, 24-Ezequiel Garay, 25-Melgarejo; 15-Ola John, 21-Nemanja Matic, 11-Lima; 35-Enzo Perez, 7-Oscar Cardozo, 18-Eduardo Salvio.

Spalletti: I am too old to manage AC Milan Zenit St Petersburg coach Luciano Spalletti believes he is too old to be the next AC Milan trainer. Current boss Massimilliano Allegri has come under huge criticism for the San Siro side’s poor performances in Serie A this term, and Spalletti has been repeatedly linked to take over. However, the 53-yearold has revealed a move to the San Siro is not on his mind. “I am too old to coach Milan,” he said in a press conference. “I want to continue in Russia anyway. I have a good relationship with the president here and have only just renewed my contract. I would, however, like to coach in England in the future.” Although he ruled out a move to the Rossoneri, he gave a compliment to one of their star players this season, Stephan El Shaarawy. Spalletti said: “El Shaarawy is a beautiful player. I became aware of him when he was offered to me back when I was at Empoli in 1998.” The Italian has been in charge of Zenit since 2009 and has won the Russian Premier League twice.

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Benfica’s Maxi Pereira, from Uruguay, right, is fouled in the box by Olhanense’s Vasco Fernandes to win a penalty kick during their Portuguese league soccer match Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, at Benfica’s Luz stadium in Lisbon. Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo, from Paraguay, shot the penalty to open the score.

Belo Horizonte wants to stage U.S. v England rematch Reuters

BELO HORIZONTE - The United States and England are to be invited to stage a re-match of one of the most famous upsets in World Cup history next year, the Mayor of Belo Horizonte told Reuters on Monday. “I am hopeful the match can take place and although we know there are problems we have to overcome first, it would be ideal if we could stage the match here next year,” Marcio Lacerda said. The match would be part of the celebrations marking the re-opening of the refurbished 68,000-seater Mineiro Stadium, which has cost 654 million Brazilian Real ($310 million)) and will stage its first match with a friendly between the city’s two main rivals Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro on Dec. 21. Neither the United States or the England FA have confirmed an approach for the match to be staged, but Tiago Lacerda, the secretary of state for the World Cup in Minas Gerais, confirmed discussions had taken place with “interested parties”. “We had the idea of making this friendly match, a repeat of the historic game of 1950, happen. Yesterday we spoke to two or three people to have an (international) friendly here as soon as possible, and the best idea is the United States v England.” The game between the then part-time American team and England ended in a shock 1-0 win for the United States in the group stages of the 1950 World Cup and took place at the city’s Independencia Stadium, before the Mineiro was built. The Independencia has also been refurbished for the World Cup and will be used as a training ground during the finals in 2014.


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Sp rt Valladolid beats Sevilla 2-1 in Spanish league Associated Press Writer

Newcastle ends winless run with 3-0 win over Wigan Associated Press Writer

NEWCASTLE, England — Newcastle recorded its first Premier League win in six matches by beating 10-man Wigan 3-0 on Monday after two goals by Demba Ba and another from Gael Bigirimana. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had been under pressure with his injury-hit team winning only one league match since he signed an eight-year contract extension in late September to sit just two points above the relegation zone. But his players responded to the 12th-minute dismissal of Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa for fouling Papiss Cisse in the box in a contentious decision with the players appearing to be shoulder to shoulder. “It was nice to get a break — and I think it was a break, I’m not a great lover of that rule with the penalty and the sending off,” Pardew said. “But at the time I thought it was a penalty, the defender lifts his arm at the end of the challenge. The referee had a tough decision to make, but I think it was a penalty and obviously it put us in a great position.” Ba converted the resulting penalty, and scored again in the 21st minute from an error by goalkeeper Al Habsi at St. James Park. Those strikes took Ba to 10 league goals for the season, drawing level with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie,

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez and Swansea attacker Michu at the top of the scoring chart. Bigirimana, a second-half substitute, struck a left-footed curving shot into the net in the 71st for his first goal for the club. Wigan kept its shape in the second half despite the numerical disadvantage but never threatened to get back in the match. Unsurprisingly, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez thought the result pivoted on the opening 45 minutes. “It became a very, very difficult game in 10 minutes, giving up a two-goal cushion and a man down,” he said. “But you will get adversity in football and I’m proud of our reaction in the second half, we never gave up or felt sorry for ourselves. “(The sending off) was a big decision, I think he needed to be certain about a decision like that.

The ball was between the two players, Maynor Figueroa is entitled to challenge for that ball and I thought it was shoulder-to-shoulder. It was a fair race and both players challenged for the ball.” Newcastle stayed in 14th place but is five points above the drop zone. Wigan fell one spot to 16th and has two points more than 18th-place Southampton. The biggest concern on the night for Pardew was Ba’s sparkling form attracting clubs aware of the Senegal international’s release clause in his contract that could hasten his departure. “We’ve tried to do a deal and take the clause out,” Pardew said. “We’ve not managed it yet, so it’s always there hanging over us and that makes it difficult for me, for Demba and the club.”

MADRID — Goals by Patrick Ebert and Oscar Gonzalez gave Valladolid a 2-1 win at Sevilla in the Spanish League on Monday. Valladolid began the match looking sharp with fast-paced attacks, and Ebert wrong-footed defender Fernando Navarro and beat the goalkeeper by firing low inside the far post in the second minute. Gonzalez took his tally to a club-leading seven goals by deftly lobbing goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 12th minute. Sevilla pulled one back in the 50th when Valladolid’s Mateus “Manucho” Goncalves scored an own goal by accidentally heading in a corner. “We knew it was going to be tough,” said Manucho. “Now we have to take on Real Madrid on Saturday and it’ll be a real battle between lions.” Gary Medel was sent off after earning a second yellow card in the 64th minute for a clumsy tackle from behind on Manucho. “Valladolid played very well in the opening half hour and left us rushing around trying to catch up,” said Sevilla coach Jose “Michel” Gonzalez. Barcelona leads the standings on 40 points, six ahead of secondplace Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid is third place on 29 and Valladolid rose to seventh on 21 points. Sevilla is 11th on 18.

Dutch youth football linesman dies after attack Associated Press Writer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch linesman officiating in his son’s youth football match was beaten and kicked by several players after the game and died the next day. Richard Nieuwenhuizen collapsed and was rushed to the hospital hours after players from Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten punched and kicked him. Nieuwenhuizen’s club, Buitenboys, said the 41-year-old linesman died Monday night but did not announce the exact cause of death. “You can’t believe this could happen. That kids of 15 or 16 are playing football, you come to watch and see something like that,” Buitenboys club chairman Marcel Oost told national broadcaster NOS. Three players, whose ages range from 15 to 16, were arrested earlier Monday for alleged involvement in the beating on Sunday in the town of Almere. Dutch Sports Minister Edith Schippers told NOS even before the news of Nieuwenhuizen’s death that “it is absolutely terrible that something like this can happen on a Dutch sports field.” Anton Binnenmars of the Royal Netherlands Football Association said he was shocked by such an act at a youth league match for children aged between 15 and 16 — one of thousands that take place on pitches across this football-obsessed nation of 16 million every weekend. “It is too crazy for words that somebody involved in a sporting hobby becomes a victim of this kind of aggression,” he said in a statement. Nieuwenhuizen had been officiating in a match in which his own son was playing, Oost said. “He was glad to be a part of this club and proud of his son,” Oost said. Parents and other volunteers regularly referee and officiate at sports matches involving their children in the Netherlands, where sports such as football and hockey are incredibly popular and wellorganized for young players.

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Benfica equipped to get result at Barca - Jesus Reuters

LISBON - Benfica have enough quality to get the result they need to reach the Champions League last 16 away at Barcelona on Wednesday, whether or not the already-qualified Catalans decide to rest Lionel Messi for their final group game, coach Jorge Jesus said. The “Eagles” are second in Group G, level on seven points with Celtic, but have a better head-tohead record than the Scottish outfit. They need to achieve a result that at least matches Celtic’s at home to Spartak Moscow to reach the last 16. “Celtic may even qualify but if we don’t count Barcelona, Spartak and us are the strongest of the group, in my opinion,” Jesus said. “I’m sick of repeating that Barcelona are the best in the world. Still, we go to Barcelona with a lot of confidence.” Jesus has injury concerns over midfielders Eduardo Salvio, Enzo Perez, Pablo Aimar and Carlos Martins, but said his side will travel believing they can surprise Barca in their own back yard. “The truth is they have one player who makes the difference and, without him, Barcelona are not as strong,” Jesus said. “Whether or not (Lionel) Messi plays, we go there to win.” World Player of the Year

Messi created both goals in Barca’s 2-0 win in Lisbon in October and may get another stab at beating former Germany and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Mueller’s record of 85 goals scored in a calendar year set back in 1972. The Argentine forward netted twice in the 5-1 rout of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Saturday, and is now just one goal short of Mueller’s tally. UNBEATEN BARCA

The victory also saw Vilanova’s unbeaten side extend their lead at the top in Spain to six points and set a new La Liga record start to a season as they racked up their 13th victory in 14 games. “I don’t know what went wrong last year,” Messi told Dutch magazine Elf Voetbal, referring to the last season of Pep Guardiola’s reign when they finished second in the league behind Real Madrid and fell in the Champions League semi-finals to Chelsea. “It serves as a reminder for something we don’t want to happen again, and that we should always hunger for more in the future.” Messi has been the top scorer in the last four Champions League seasons and has netted five times in the current campaign.

“We are going to have to run and suffer because we know they usually have 60 or 70 percent of possession so we will need to take the few chances that come our way,” Benfica forward and Spain under-21 international Rodrigo said in an interview with A Bola sports daily. “Everyone talks about Messi but if he is not in the squad, it’s (Andres) Iniesta, (Cesc) Fabregas, Xavi or Pedro. It will be very tough. We played a good match back at home against them. We lost but it was not as unbalanced as many expected.”

Probable teams: Barcelona: 1Victor Valdes; 21-Adriano, 3-Gerard Pique, 14Javier Mascherano, 18-Jordi Alba; 25-Alex Song, 11Thiago Alcantara, 8-Andres Iniesta; 17-Pedro, 10-Lionel Messi, 7-David Villa. Benfica: 1-

Artur; 34-Andre Almeida, 4-Luisao, 24-Ezequiel Garay, 25-Melgarejo; 15-Ola John, 21-Nemanja Matic, 11-Lima; 35-Enzo Perez, 7-Oscar Cardozo, 18-Eduardo Salvio.

Spalletti: I am too old to manage AC Milan Zenit St Petersburg coach Luciano Spalletti believes he is too old to be the next AC Milan trainer. Current boss Massimilliano Allegri has come under huge criticism for the San Siro side’s poor performances in Serie A this term, and Spalletti has been repeatedly linked to take over. However, the 53-yearold has revealed a move to the San Siro is not on his mind. “I am too old to coach Milan,” he said in a press conference. “I want to continue in Russia anyway. I have a good relationship with the president here and have only just renewed my contract. I would, however, like to coach in England in the future.” Although he ruled out a move to the Rossoneri, he gave a compliment to one of their star players this season, Stephan El Shaarawy. Spalletti said: “El Shaarawy is a beautiful player. I became aware of him when he was offered to me back when I was at Empoli in 1998.” The Italian has been in charge of Zenit since 2009 and has won the Russian Premier League twice.

AP Photo/Armando Franca

Benfica’s Maxi Pereira, from Uruguay, right, is fouled in the box by Olhanense’s Vasco Fernandes to win a penalty kick during their Portuguese league soccer match Saturday, Nov. 24 2012, at Benfica’s Luz stadium in Lisbon. Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo, from Paraguay, shot the penalty to open the score.

Belo Horizonte wants to stage U.S. v England rematch Reuters

BELO HORIZONTE - The United States and England are to be invited to stage a re-match of one of the most famous upsets in World Cup history next year, the Mayor of Belo Horizonte told Reuters on Monday. “I am hopeful the match can take place and although we know there are problems we have to overcome first, it would be ideal if we could stage the match here next year,” Marcio Lacerda said. The match would be part of the celebrations marking the re-opening of the refurbished 68,000-seater Mineiro Stadium, which has cost 654 million Brazilian Real ($310 million)) and will stage its first match with a friendly between the city’s two main rivals Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro on Dec. 21. Neither the United States or the England FA have confirmed an approach for the match to be staged, but Tiago Lacerda, the secretary of state for the World Cup in Minas Gerais, confirmed discussions had taken place with “interested parties”. “We had the idea of making this friendly match, a repeat of the historic game of 1950, happen. Yesterday we spoke to two or three people to have an (international) friendly here as soon as possible, and the best idea is the United States v England.” The game between the then part-time American team and England ended in a shock 1-0 win for the United States in the group stages of the 1950 World Cup and took place at the city’s Independencia Stadium, before the Mineiro was built. The Independencia has also been refurbished for the World Cup and will be used as a training ground during the finals in 2014.


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Singsing Waterfall IBP

When summer, waterfall volume relatively decrease. Road to the waterfall which is mounting represent the pleasant activity for the activity of “ trekking”. The location is near from area Lovina, reachable even by foot walking from Lovina, making this object a lot visited by the tourist which generally those who live in the area of Lovina. Not far from singsing waterfall, there are Dutch monument. This Monument is develop/builded by Government of Dutch Colonial to commemorate the killed of its Heroic of Dutch army in Banjar war in the year 1868. About 1956 this monument is broken because assumed to respect colonist. However in the year 1992 this monument is rebuilt by Local Government of Regency of Dati II Buleleng for the purpose of that history cannot be vanished, beside that monument also symbolise the warrior of Banjar peoples capable to defeat heroic of Dutch army. Singsing Waterfall located in Banjar Labuhan Haji the Countryside of Temukus of Subdistrict Banjar, 3 km from Lovina and 13 km from Singaraja. To go to the this tourism object is reachable with the motor vehicle to majors of countryside Tigawarsa. A signpost sign show the road which must be followed walkedly ( as long as more or less than 600 metre) to come to the first waterfall. To reach the second higher waterfall you have to passing precipitous road. Park facility developed and laboured by local banjar, and booth have been made available. Local tourist and also foreign countries a lot of visiting waterfall this is because its atmosphere is calm, peace and suited for corporeal freshness. Waterfall Located in hilly area, giving coastal carpet view of Lovina in North direction, becoming interesting which enough captivate to all tourist.

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find a similar effort to get them over the line on Monday as they were outscored 49-31 in the second half and shot just 38 percent for the game. The Bucks were led by Brandon Jennings’ 25 points but they have now lost six of their last eight games to fall out of first place in the Central standings. “It seemed like we dribbled into crowds tonight and had trouble getting out of crowds,” said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. “When we start dribbling too much, we get in trouble.” Reserve Larry Sanders, who scored a career-high against the Celtics and notched a triple-double one game earlier, had seven blocks against the Hornets to go with eight points and seven rebounds.

New Orleans’ Robin Lopez ran off 11 straight points in the third quarter to spark the Hornets to a much needed 102-81 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. Seven-footer Lopez scored 21 points and his hot streak helped turn a two-point deficit into a 71-60 advantage as the Hornets cruised to the win. “I was just in the right place at the right time,” Lopez told reporters. “(My teammates), they all found me at the rim. That’s the way we’re supposed to play.” It was just the second win in 11 games for New Orleans (5-11), who are rebuilding with a young roster and were without top overall draft pick Anthony Davis for the eighth straight game due to ankle problems. Lopez spent his first four seasons in Phoenix before being traded to

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New Orleans Hornets center Robin Lopez (15) shoots as small forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Milwaukee Bucks small forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) fall to the floor in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. The Hornets won 102-81.

Nadal eyes clay season for return to top form Senna optimistic of F1 stay Reuters

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New Orleans in the off-season. He is off to a solid start and on Monday made eight of 10 shots from the field and all five of his free throws. Ryan Anderson paced the scoring for New Orleans with 22 points, one of six Hornets to finish in double figures. New Orleans grabbed a 10-point lead in the second quarter before the Bucks battled back to take a brief edge in the third. Milwaukee were coming off a quality win against Boston on Saturday but could not

MADRID - Rafa Nadal is aiming to be back to his best after injury in time for the claycourt season and the run-up to Roland Garros, the Spaniard said on Monday. The 26-year-old former world number one has slipped down to fourth in the ATP rankings and has not played since his shock second-round exit at Wimbledon in June. The Spaniard was diagnosed with a partial tear of the patella tendon and inflammation of the left knee, only returning to hitting balls on a practice court two weeks ago. “My recovery is going well and the doctors are pleased,” Nadal told Spanish

radio.

“I have to look at my career with a five-year view. I considered having surgery, but the doctors have always preferred not to take risks with my treatment.” The 11-times grand slam singles champion was pragmatic about his return to competition. “I would like to return in January,” he said. “I don’t expect to return and win the Australian Open, I have to be realistic. The results will not worry me in the first tournaments back. “I have to take into account my form after so long out. It wouldn’t bother me if I slipped down to 15th in the world as long as inside I knew was able to continue. “I want to be 100 percent in time for Monte Carlo and the run-up to Roland Garros.” Nadal won a record seventh French Open title in May.

Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal poses with playing cards depicting some of his 11 Grand Slam victories after an interview with Reuters in Madrid, September 18, 2012.

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Bruno Senna remains hopeful he will be on the Formula 1 grid next season despite having lost his seat at Williams. The Brazilian has been replaced by Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, who will partner Pastor Maldonado from the 2013 season. Senna has been in talks with Caterham and Force India and is believed to be still in the running for a seat with both teams. AUTOSPORT understands that Senna tested a DTM car for Mercedes at Estoril last week, but he says he is still working hard to secure a slot for what would be his second full season in F1. “You’re never relaxed until you have a nice signed contract, but we’re working very hard,” Senna told AUTOSPORT. “Chris [Goodwin, manager] is a busy little bee. He’s been doing his job very well. “Hopefully before the end of the year we’ll have a nice clear path to follow.” Senna insisted that having to make way for Bottas in 15 Friday practice sessions during the season made his year more difficult. The Brazilian reckons he still did a good job considering his relative lack of experience. “It’s a tough world championship,” he added. “This has probably been the toughest Formula 1 world championship in many years. I think that coming into it as my first real year in Formula 1 was already a challenge. “And then missing practice sessions all over the season, probably missing about 30 per cent of all the practice sessions of the year, is a lot of practice missed. “That probably puts you in a position where you shouldn’t be at the start, only by a couple of tenths sometimes. “It’s made my year much more difficult. But still I’ve learned a lot. It’s been a very big learning curve for me, and a very good one.”


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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, plays hockey during her visit to St. Andrew’s School, where she attended school from 1986 till 1995, in Pangbourne, England, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

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NEW YORK - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said the jailing of his nephew last week was on trumped up charges which ignored clear evidence that he had acted in self-defense after men armed with sticks forced their way into his home and beat him. Chen’s nephew Chen Kegui was given a three-year three-month jail term last week after being charged with using knives to fend off officials who burst into his home on April 27. It was the day after they discovered his uncle had escaped from 19 months of house arrest in eastern Shandong province and fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. “At that time, he had many injuries to his neck, body and legs and the doctor who treated him at that time said he was still bleeding after three hours,” Chen Guangcheng told Reuters in an interview in New York, where he is now studying, late on Monday. “Chen Kegui was chased with sticks from room-to-room, and beaten many times. In that situation, if he didn’t defend himself, he could have been beaten to death. So he grabbed a knife from the kitchen to defend himself,” he added. “In that situation, he was accused of intentionally inflicting injury. The fact that this unfair treatment -- illegally entering of a civilian’s home and assaulting him -- was not mentioned by the justice department demonstrates fully that the Chinese legal system has no law to follow.” The self-taught legal advocate’s escape from house arrest in April and subsequent refuge in the U.S. Embassy was deeply embarrassing for China, and led to a diplomatic tussle between the two countries. Chen was subsequently allowed to leave China for the United States. The United States has expressed worry about his nephew’s case, though Beijing insists the decision was reached fairly and legally. “Chen Kegui’s case is very clearly a continuation of the persecution of our family - the reason these people went to Chen Kegui’s home to beat and rob him,” Chen said.

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LONDON — Britain doesn’t have to wait any longer: Prince William’s wife, Kate, is pregnant. St. James’s Palace made the announcement Monday, saying that the Duchess of Cambridge — formerly Kate Middleton — has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. William was at his wife’s side.

In the meantime, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Ramantha, a lecturer from the Udayana University, predicted the economic growth rate of Bali in 2013 would still be affected by the global economic crisis. “Apparently, next year remains to be influenced by uncertainty. In addition to diversifying steps, some things need the attention and realization of the government to attain the target of economic growth,” he explained. A noteworthy thing, according to Ramantha, was the central, provincial and regency government should improve their coordination and seriousness in building the infrastructure. With the move, other than improving the connectivity between the regions, it would also prevent the high-cost economy. He mentioned that a lot of things should be undertaken, so the economic growth target in 2013 set up from 6.7 to 7.3 percent by Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali could be achieved. With the target of national economic growth predicted in the range of 6.7 to 7.4 percent, the support of our domestic market was rather encouraging. The arrival of domestic tourist in Bali reaching 4.2 million to 4.3 million people with the expenses worth IDR 740,000 per day in accordance with the projection of BPS was categorized into a pessimistic target. “In addition, we can also expect that other than Chinese and Australian tourists continuing to rise, we also hope that tourists from Soviet Union and India will also soar with significant numbers as happened this year,” he said. (kmb27)

The news drew congratulations from around the world, with the hashtag “royalbaby” trending globally on Twitter. The couple’s first child will be third in line to the throne — behind William and his father, Prince Charles — leapfrogging the gregarious Prince Harry and possibly setting up the first scenario in which a female heir could benefit from new gender rules about succession. The palace would not say how far along the 30-year-old duchess is, only that she has not yet reached the 12-week mark. Palace officials said the duchess was hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that affects about 1 in 200 women and can lead to dehydration or worse if left untreated. They

said she was expected to remain hospitalized for several days and would require a period of rest afterward. Until Monday’s announcement, the duchess had shown no signs of being with child. She was photographed just last week bounding across a field clad in black high-heeled boots as she played field hockey with students at her former school. Still, speculation has swirled about when she and William would start a family from almost the moment they were wed on April 29, 2011, in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The attractive young couple is immensely popular — with William’s easy common touch reminding many of his mother, the late Princess Diana — and their child is expected to play an important role in British national

life for decades to come. For months, Kate’s every move has been scrutinized for clues about a possible pregnancy — from each time she touched her stomach to whether her outfit choices hinted at a baby bump. In September, tongues wagged over why she might be avoiding alcohol when the duchess opted to toast with a glass of ice water instead of champagne during a banquet in Singapore. Last week, the rumor mill kicked into high gear when a beaming William accepted a baby outfit from a well-wisher that bore the phrase, “Daddy’s little co-pilot.” “I’ll keep that,” he reportedly said. The confirmation of Kate’s pregnancy caps a jam-packed year of highs and lows for the young royals.

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INDONESIA Police general detained for alleged involvement in corruption Antara

JAKARTA - Police Inspector General Djoko Susilo was detained after being grilled for eight hours by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday. “Today following questioning and based upon a detention order after a legal process I was detained,” he said after the questioning. The former chief of the National Traffic Police Corps was put in the KPK new detention center located in the Military Police Detachment compound belonging to the Jakarta Military Command in Guntur, South FOTO ANTARA/Rosa Panggabean

Police Inspector General Djoko Susilo was detained after being grilled for eight hours by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday.

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JAKARTA - Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo said the country’s budget deficit is expected to widen to more than the previously set target of 2.23 percent as a result of growing energy subsidy. “The budget deficit would be more than 2.23 percent. The fiscal condition is good but the oil fuel subsidy could exceed Rp200 trillion,” Agus said here on Monday. He estimated the deficit would in the range of 2.3 percent - 2.4 percent with subsidized oil fuel predicted to come cloise to 46 million kiloliters. He said he would ask the energy and mineral resource minister slap tighter control in the distribution of subsidized fuel to prevent further increase in subsidy burden in 2013. “We have been informed that the volume of subsidized fuel could increase by 1.2 million kiloliters in 2013 and the possibility has been discussed in the office of the coordinating minister. Efforts to control the distribution of subsidized oil fuel is important otherwise the impact would be bad in 2013,” he said. He said the budget burden as a result of larger supply of subsidized fuel than target will placed on the revised 2013 state budget after being audited by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). He said he could not yet confirm if the government would decide an increase in the prices of subsidized oil fuel as an alternative to curb energy subsidy burden on the state budget next year. “Currently we have no plan to raise the prices , but the people should know that we have big subsidy,” he said. It is therefore, important that distribution of subsidized fuels should be closely controlled , he said.

Jakarta. The KPK has rented and renovated the detention center from the miliary which has two rooms to accomodate four people. “At around 6.15pm the KPK investigators put DS, the former chief of the Traffic Police Corps, in the KPK branch of Class 1 East Jakarta state detention center in Guntur for 20 days,” KPK spokesman Johan Budi said. Djoko would be in the cell along with Zulkarnaen Djabar, a legislator involved in the alleged corruption linked to budget allocation for the ministry of religious affairs and an ad hoc judge from the Pontianak corruption court who had allegedly received bribes.

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JAKARTA - The number of foreign visitors to Indonesia reached 6.5 million in the first 10 months of the year, an official said. The number was 5 percent higher year-on-year, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said here on Monday. The number recorded up to October this year would add to optimism that the target of 8 million visitors this year would be met, Mari said. The record also showed that the marketing strategy adopted in the past three months has been effective, she said. She said tourism marketing has been focused on year-end festival program in six countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea . The result has been recorded with an increase in the number of visitors from those countries excepting South Korea, she said. The number of visitors from South Korea was negative in October, she

added. The number of visitors from Singapore, Japan, China rose significantly by 10.2 percent, 15.48 percent and 45.98 percent respectively.

Increase has also been recorded in the number of visitors from the United Arab Emirates, up 82.68 percent, Bahrain 59.09 percent, Saudi Arabia 50.98 percent, and Russia 44.41 percent.

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BUSINESS Ikea founder determined to keep company private Agence France-Presse

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People protest against evictions and banks in front of “Catalunya Caixa” bank in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. The Labor Ministry says the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain jumped by 128,242 people in October as the country’s recession showed no signs of easing.

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MADRID — The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain is edging toward 5 million as the country’s recession shows few signs of abating and its banks struggle to deal with a property market crash. Spain’s Labor Ministry says Tuesday that unemployment rose a monthly 74,296 in November, or by 1.5 percent, to a

record high of 4.9 million. Spain’s unemployment rate is released separately and quarterly. It stood at 25 per-

cent at the end of the third quarter. The figures come a day after finance ministers from Spain’s

euro partners approved the release of euro 39.5 billion ($51.6 billion) in bailout aid for Spanish banks worst hit by the property market collapse in 2008. The funds are part of a euro100 billion rescue package that’s been earmarked for Spain’s banks.

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BANGKOK — Worries about the U.S. economy following the release of a disappointing manufacturing report sent oil prices lower Tuesday. Benchmark crude for January delivery was down 27 cents to $88.82 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract finished up 18 cents at $89.09 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday.

Manufacturing the U.S. shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, a trade group said Monday, because companies are worried about the “fiscal cliff” — sharp tax increases and spending cuts that take effect in 2013 unless U.S. political leaders strike a budget deal before then. Flaring tensions in the Middle East, including Egypt’s widening political crisis and reports that Syria may be readying its chemical and biological weapons against rebels, kept prices from falling more.

There was no immediate threat to oil supplies, but there are persistent worries that fighting could eventually spread to a neighboring oil producer. “Markets have to factor in the risk. They can’t ignore at least the possibility of that sort of thing happening,” said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, fell 34 cents to $110.58 per barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange in London.

LAUSANNE - Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad is determined to keep the Swedish furniture giant off the stock exchange, he told AFP ahead of the inauguration Monday of a fellowship in honour of his late wife. Kamprad, 86, told AFP in an email he had “always believed that keeping (Ikea) in private hands would give ... more flexibility to develop successfully, allowing a longer-term perspective on business development.” Kamprad’s comments came ahead of the opening Monday of the Margaretha Kamprad Chair of Environmental Science and Limnology at the EPFL technology institute in Lausanne. Kamprad, who founded the unlisted, family-owned company in 1943, no longer gives interviews and did not speak at the event, but did answer a few questions electronically. “Staying private has been one of the key reasons for Ikea’s tremendous success,” he insisted. The world’s largest furniture retailer said last August that its trademark was worth 9.0 billion euros. The company, which only releases annual earnings reports, posted a 10.3-percent hike in net profit in 2011 to nearly 3.0 billion euros on global sales of nearly 25 billion euros. Kamprad, who lives in Lausanne, was himself listed last week by magazine Bilan as the richest man in Switzerland, with a net worth of up to 39 billion Swiss francs (32 billion euros, $42 billion). Per Heggenes, the head of the Stiching Ikea Foundation charity behind the fellowship inaugurated Monday, told AFP the magazine had mistakenly attributed to Kamprad the value of Ikea, which has a complex ownership structure through several foundations. “Mr Kamprad does not own Ikea and is not the richest person in Switzerland,” he said, also insisting that the Ikea founder’s reputation for frugality was no mere image stunt. Kamprad, who is known to drive around in an old Volvo when in Sweden, fly economy class and even ride free Ikea buses when visiting his stores, “is personally not very interested in material goods,” he said. “He lives a frugal life because that is his nature. He also believes that frugality, or constant cost consciousness, is another key value that has contributed greatly to Ikea’s business success,” he added.

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KARANGASEM - Budakeling Cultural Village as the center of Mahayana Buddhism spiritual community is now ready to become a tourism village. This village has been well arranged, so that it is ready to accept the visit of foreign tourists. “We have made improvements here and there, especially in terms of setting up the tourism facilities,” said Ida Made Oka, Headman of Budakeling. In the matter of tourist accommodation, added Oka, the village had owned 21 lodges spreading throughout the people’s homes with standard facilities. “In years to come, we will attempt to add the facilities such as hot water,” he said. According to Oka, so far a lot of tourists had visited Budakeling facilitated by travel agencies. “There have been some 5 travel agencies bringing guests regularly to Budakeling tourism village,” he said. As a tourism village, Budakeling provided quite unique tour packages. In the morning, around 06:00 local time, guests were invited to make a visit to traditional market opened only for 1.5 hours. In the market, tourists could purchase some fruits, vegetables and other food ingredients to be cooked later on. Afterward, they could cook by themselves, or asked their ingredients to be cooked by host as requested. Having had a breakfast, visitors were invited to have trekking through the village and have a closer look at the lives of rural communities. It would offer sightseeing to rice fields and schools as well as sing. At school, tourists were given the opportunity to teach English, simple mathematics and other subjects. Afterward, participants came into people’s houses to see the village community who were making canang sari oblation. Then, they were taken to take pleasure in a bath through a natural shower together with other community. “Travelers who have just arrived at the village will be provided with a welcome drink in the form of traditional drink as well as traditional snacks such as klepon, fried banana and boiled banana coated with rice flour,” he said while adding the entire community positively welcomed the tourism model developed. Meanwhile, Deputy Regent of Karangasem, I Made Sukerana, said that as a tourism village Budakeling had its own advantages in comparison to the ten other villages proposed into tourism village in Karangasem. Among others, they consisted of Jasri, Padangbay and Sibetan Village. “This tourism village is the forerunner for the development of spiritual tourism in Karangasem Regency. The policy of developing spiritual tourism is based on the existence of four universal temples in Karangasem such as the Besakih, Lempuyang, Andakasa and Silayukti Temple,” he said.

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Sengawang Temple: A Sanctum to Invoke Fertility Blessing ASIDE from having trinity temples, the Ole Customary Village, Marga Dauh Puri, Marga Subdistrict, Tabanan, also has an old temple standing amidst the local rice fields. Since many decades ago, the temple ever did not have supporting devotees because it was left by residents in the vicinity. However, this year the temple is restored where the inauguration along with the anniversary ritual was held on Buda Wage Klawu. Based on a story of word to mouth, the Sengawang Temple or also known as Dalem Sengawang Temple poses a temple standing in the middle of an area called Sengawang hamlet formerly inhabited just by nine people. It is said that once upon a time there was an internal conflict in the royal family of Perean Kingdom so the king left the palace with a pregnant wife. They did not know where to go. At dawn, they heard the sound of roosters. Afterward, the king was attempting to look for the source of sound. In fact, it was from the Sengawang hamlet. At that hamlet, the king asked for a political asylum or protection. The hamlet then estab-

lished a kingdom at Marga, where previously it was a forest. Residents of Sengawang hamlet were then appointed the guards and subject of the kingdom. Allegedly, it happened during the era of Udayana Kingdom. A local leader doubling as former chief of Ole Hamlet, Wayan Gerda, told that due to a fight between the local residents and those from the surrounding villages that looked for help to Mengwi, the Sengawan residents moved northwardly. Later, the areas were known as the hamlet of Bun, Samuan, Adeng, and Ole. Having been left by all residents, the Sengawang Temple did not have supporting devotees. Nevertheless, the temple was constantly believed to have sacredness and uniqueness. It was considered to nurture the subak existing in the surrounding area. Even, the temple was always considered to have given a blessing of fertility to rice fields in the vicinity. A farmer of Subak Sengawang, Wayan Sumajaya, once heard about various myths at issue related to the temple. Once upon a time, almost all the subak territories in Marga and Tun-

juk area were attacked by rats. Paddy plants at Subak Sengawang were not attacked by those rats. So since then, all residents at Ole customary village believed that they may not sell their land within the subak territory because the land area was considered special. Another uniqueness of the Subak Sengawang was that no one might perform evil deeds or say rude. Venerated deity in the Sengawang Temple did not like people who did so. For example, one day there was a person saying rude and he was suddenly attacked by bees. In reality, there were no bee nests at the surrounding area. Blessings of the Sengawang Temple had also been known by people beyond the Ole customary village, whereas the temple was not known. For some times, there were some people from outside the customary village coming to invoke herbal medicine and paid for it. The people claimed to know the temple from his dreams. “Many people from outside the village suddenly would like to present offering to the temple because they know the temple from a dream,” said Sumajaya.


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two major values contained in the Balinese traditional games. Firstly, by knowing the traditional games, children would be touched to more respect, appreciate and be proud of their art and culture because the traditional folk games were indigenous wisdom that probably did not exist in other region or country. Secondly, folk games were also very constructive for the development of children’s personality. “Especially in the context of the development of child’s personality, there are a lot of positive values contained in the games,” he said. Positive values in traditional games, said Taro, would obviously foster the children’s spirit of togetherness because the folk games tended to be collective or to be done by many people. Here, children were required to interact and collaborate with their playmates. The arena of folk games also posed an effective learning medium for children to learn democracy, respect for collective agreement and express an opinion. In the folk games, children

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In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 photo, smoke rises from buildings due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria.

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were also taught to be honest and fair because the games often ended up with losing and winning the title. In addition, the games were also very relevant to educate children to become law-abiding human considering the folk games also contained

Distribution to Jembrana facing difficulties

All petrol stations out of diesel fuel Negara, DenPost

Jembrana Regency petrol stations last Monday (3/12) had no diesel fuel left as almost in all of them placed a board stating solar’s finish and solar’s hasn’t been sent. The no supply caused truck drivers worried and had to park their vehicles nearby a petrol station waiting for it to come. A number of station owners stated the shortage has happened since a week ago as there has been a limit of distribution from 16 tons to 8 tons. “Meanwhile on Sunday there was no distribution so by Monday it was finished as 8 tons can be only enough for 11 hours,” Manager of the Jl. Sudirman, Negara petrol station, Iskandar Alfan stated, “Our 24 tons order was decreased to 8 tons. It is clear now that the only 8 tons solar finished in a day and the distribution from Manggis Depot often late causing stocks

at petrol stations down. Knowing this is a main route and our customers are busses and trucks. If the solar is finished then they have to park and wait.” It is expected that the solar will come the next Monday around 5 pm local time. A staff at Banyubiru Petro Station, Agus pranacitra, explained that the usual 16 tons supply of solar also decreased to 8 tons causing now nearly finishing. According to him, the situation was also felt in Tabanan. Meanwhile a number of truck drivers such as Bibit Rahmanto protested about the solar in Gilimanuk has finished and hoped that all petrol stations will get their supply soon. Another driver, Gede Budi, was also amazed by how solar was limited causing the society disadvantaged. “If there’s no solar then we can’t be on the road,” Budi clarified. (120)

a number of ‘signs’ or rules that had to be obeyed where the rules were drawn up by their own based on agreement of the parties getting involved in the games. “Those who do not comply with the rules will be imposed with

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certain sanctions or declared as the loser in the games,” he said while adding that traditional games obviously had a recreational function or fun considering that children involved in the games looked cheerful. (ian)

Clogged pavement in rainy season

Overflowing water floods art shops

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Heavy rain since two days ago in Gianyar region made a number of road sections flood. It happened because the pavement clogged. More ironically, the overflowing water inundated some art shops. Such a view could be seen on Sunday and Monday (Dec 3). One of the overflowing water from the pavement occurred on Jalan Raya Sakah, Sukawati. The water coming out from the pavement inundated the handicrafts belonging to several art shops along the road. Seeing from the flooding happened the Gianyar Regency seemed unready to anticipate the flooding caused by blockage of the existing culvert along the road pavement. Due to flooding occurred after the rain, Gianyar Regency was still overshadowed by flooding at a number of road sections. Moreover, the status of road pavement belonging to the province in Gianyar was very susceptible to overflow. Even, such condition made the traffic flow disrupted. The Head of Gianyar Public Works Agency, Nyoman Nuadi, when asked for his confirmation

told the culvert flushing under the pavement, especially ahead of the rainy season, had been made since two months ago. He explained the flushing was made in the culverts belonged to the regency roads. Meanwhile, for the roads belonging to the province, his party would make coordination with the Bali Public Works in order the flushing could be carried out promptly, he said. Gianyar government through the Gianyar Public Works had been targeting the road with the regency status to be free from flooding. Therefore, his party could guarantee that no regency would go through overflowing water from the pavement. Meanwhile, Gianyar Regent, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, after visiting the regional budget project 2012 reminded that amidst the rainy season the community should raise their awareness of disasters that often occurred during the rainy season such as landslides, fallen trees and flooding. To anticipate, the residents should work together to clean the drains and cut down dangerous tree branches. (kmb16)

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BEIRUT — Fighting between rebels and government forces raged near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, forcing an inbound commercial jet to turn back while the U.N. said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security conditions. Lebanese security officials said Jihad Makdissi, a polished Foreign Ministry spokesman known for defending the regime of President Bashar Assad in fluent English, flew from Beirut to London. But it was not immediately clear whether he had defected. The fighting over the past few weeks in and around Damascus has been the most serious in the capital since July, when rebels captured several neighborhoods before a swift government counteroffensive swept them out. The spike in violence recently is concentrated in the ring of mostly poor suburbs around

Damascus but often bleeds into the capital itself as rebels bring their fight closer to Assad’s seat of power. Assad’s forces have so far repelled major rebel advances on the capital, though their hold may be slipping. “The security situation has become extremely difficult, including in Damascus,” said Radhouane Nouicer, the U.N.’s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria. Nouicer said the U.N. was withdrawing most of its international staff from Syria due to security issues, adding that up to one quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could leave

by week’s end. There are about 900 more local staff working for the U.N. in Syria, officials said. U.N. teams are also stopping most staff trips outside Damascus. In another sign of deteriorating security, an Egyptian commercial jet aborted a trip to Damascus in mid-flight because of violence near the airport. The EgyptAir flight from Cairo rerouted about 30 minutes after takeoff because Egyptian officials received word from their counterparts in Damascus that the area near the airport was not safe, Egyptian airport officials said. EgyptAir canceled all further flights to Syria for Monday and Tuesday and will decide later whether to resume flights later in the week, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

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THE program of Denpasar Culture Agency to publish a book on Balinese Traditional Children’s Games was welcome positively by the observer and preserver of Balinese traditional games, Made Taro. Moreover, the book containing 12 types of traditional games ever developed in Denpasar was not only published but also socialized and taught to elementary school students in Denpasar area that kept ‘a distance’ to the traditional games. Through the program, the traditional games can be re-played by school children, especially in Denpasar. “Before being introduced to students in elementary school, a number of teachers have been invited to attend a workshop so that they can teach the traditional games to their students,” said Made Taro to Bali Post, Monday (Dec 3). According to the former teacher of the SMAN 2 Denpasar senior high school, only a few Balinese children who were still familiar with and would like to play the traditional games. Alienation with the native Balinese folk games did not only occur to children in urban areas, but also to those in rural areas. Today, they were more familiar with playstation, robots and the like rather than the games like Deduplak, turtle laying eggs, wooden baseball, cat and mouse and the like. “Creativity of children in the game also reduces. In my childhood, it was children who created their own game tools. Now, everything can be purchased easily,” said Taro.

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HANOI/NEW DELHI - India has declared itself ready to deploy naval vessels to the South China Sea to protect its oil-exploration interests there, a potential new escalation of tensions in a disputed area where fears of armed conflict have been growing steadily. India’s naval chief made the statement on Monday just as Vietnam’s state oil and gas company, Petrovietnam, accused Chinese boats of sabotaging an exploration operation by cutting a seismic cable being towed behind a Vietnamese vessel. Petrovietnam said the seismic vessel, Binh Minh 02, had been operating outside the Gulf of Tonkin when the cable was severed on Friday. It had earlier been surveying the Nam Con Son basin further south -- an area where Indian state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has a stake in a Vietnamese gas field. Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K Joshi said that, while India was not a territorial claimant in the South China Sea, it was prepared to act, if necessary, to protect its maritime and economic interests in the region.

“When the requirement is there, for example, in situations where our country’s interests are involved, for example ONGC ... we will be required to go there and we are prepared for that,” Joshi told a news conference. “Now, are we preparing for it? Are we having exercises of that nature? The short answer is yes,” he said. Petrovietnam posted on its website comments made by the deputy head of exploration, Pham Viet Dung, to a journalist from Vietnam’s Petrotimes that the seismic cable was quickly repaired and the survey resumed the following day. “The blatant violation of Vietnamese waters by Chinese fishing vessels not only violates the sovereignty ... of Vietnam but also interferes in the normal operations of Vietnamese fishermen and affects the maritime activities of Petrovietnam,” Dung was quoted as saying. Tensions have simmered in the South China Sea for many years but have escalated this year as an increasingly powerful China, which sees virtually the entire sea as its territory, begins to assert its long-standing offshore claims more vigorously.

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Indian Marine Commandos (MARCOS) perform during the annual Navy Day celebrations at Ramakrishna Beach in Visakhapatnam, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh December 4, 2009.

Typhoon Bopha slams Philippines south, destroys homes, one dead Reuters

MANILA - Typhoon Bopha, the strongest tropical storm to hit the Philippines this year, slammed into a southern island on Tuesday, destroying homes, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of flights and ferry services, officials said. Bopha, with wind gusts of up to 195 kph (121 mph), made land-

fall at dawn, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, and toppling power and communication lines. “There goes my house,” Landring Ceballos, a fisherman in Davao Oriental province told reporters as he watched in horror as winds lifted his makeshift house and dumped it in the sea. There was only one confirmed death, but local media said people were injured by

flying debris and falling trees. About 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year, often causing death and destruction. Typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people on Mindanao in 2011. “We have suffered enough,” Felicitas Cabusao said, clutching a Holy Rosary beside her crying 12-year-old daughter. Cabusao said her daughter survived typhoon Washi’s fury

in December 2011 after she was washed out to sea after flash floods swept entire coastal villages in Cagayan de Oro City. Dozens of domestic flights and ferry services in central and southern Philippines were suspended, schools and some businesses were closed as police and fire engine sirens wailed, warning people to move to higher ground.

Ceballos and nearly 40,000 residents in coastal areas on Mindanao’s easternmost provinces were evacuated to safer areas eight hours before Bopha made landfall. Bopha, with a storm cloud covering of 500 kms (310 miles), was moving west-northwest and was expected to move out to South China Sea by Thursday, weather forecasters said.


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CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

Transportation as dominant contributor to inflation in Denpasar

NEW YORK — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly.

DENPASAR - Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali stated that Denpasar went through inflation of 0.13 percent in November 2012. Such achievement was predominantly influenced by the price increase in the transport, communications and financial services accounting to 0.55 percent.

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“It looks like it’s shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that the nation seems fairly well prepared, Frieden said. More than a third of Americans have been vaccinated, and the vaccine formulated for this year is well-matched to the strains of the virus seen so far, CDC officials said. Higher-than-normal reports of flu have come in from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. An uptick like this usually doesn’t happen until after Christmas. Flu-related hospitalizations are also rising earlier

than usual, and there have already been two deaths in children. Hospitals and urgent care centers in northern Alabama have been bustling. “Fortunately, the cases have been relatively mild,” said Dr. Henry Wang, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Parts of Georgia have seen a boom in traffic, too. It’s not clear why the flu is showing up so early, or how long it will stay. “My advice is: Get the vaccine now,” said Dr. James Steinberg, an Emory University infectious diseases specialist in Atlanta. The last time a conventional flu season started this early was

the winter of 2003-04, which proved to be one of the most lethal seasons in the past 35 years, with more than 48,000 deaths. The dominant type of flu back then was the same one seen this year. One key difference between then and now: In 2003-04, the vaccine was poorly matched to the predominant flu strain. Also, there’s more vaccine now, and vaccination rates have risen for the general public and for key groups such as pregnant women and health care workers. An estimated 112 million Americans have been vaccinated so far, the CDC said. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months or older.

Scientists find gene link to teenage binge drinking Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unpicked the brain processes involved in teenage alcohol abuse and say their findings help explain why some young people have more of a tendency to binge drink. A study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal found that a gene known as RASGRF-2 plays a crucial role in controlling how alcohol stimulates the brain to release dopamine, triggering feelings of reward. “If people have a genetic vari-

ation of the RASGRF-2 gene, alcohol gives them a stronger sense of reward, making them more likely to be heavy drinkers,” said Gunter Schumann, who led the study at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry. Alcohol and other addictive drugs activate the brain’s dopamine systems, which induces feelings of pleasure and reward. Worldwide, some 2.5 million people die each year from the harmful use of alcohol, accounting for about 3.8 percent of all deaths, according to the World Health Organisation.

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A man picks up a bottle at an assembly line inside the Taiwan Beer factory in Jhunan, Miaoli County February 13, 2008.

Recent studies also carried out by scientists at the IoP have found that RASGRF-2 is a risk gene for alcohol abuse, but until now the mechanism involved in the process was not clear. For this study, scientists initially looked at mice who had been modified to have the RASGRF2 gene removed, to see how they reacted to alcohol. They found the lack of RASGRF-2 was linked to a significant reduction in alcohol-seeking activity. They also discovered that when the mice did consume alcohol, the absence of RASGRF-2 reduced the activity of dopamine-releasing neurons in a region of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA) - preventing the brain from releasing dopamine and limiting any sense of reward. The team then analyzed brain scans of 663 14-year old boys and found that when they were anticipating a reward in a mental test, those with genetic variations to the RASGRF2 gene had more activity in an area of the brain closely linked to the VTA and also involved in dopamine release. This suggests people with a genetic variation on the RASGRF-2 gene release more dopamine when anticipating a reward, and hence derive more pleasure from it, the scientists said.

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Map of influenza-like illness activity in the United States.

Teens may buy less tobacco when displays are hidden: study Reuters

Teens may be less likely to buy cigarettes at convenience stores if they aren’t sold in plain sight behind the counter, according to a U.S. study conducted using a virtual reality game. “We know the retail environment is a very important place for tobacco companies to advertise and market their products,” said lead author Annice Kim, from the independent research institute RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. “They’re prominently displayed at the point of sale, and it exposes all customers, including kids.” Kim’s team wanted to test the effects of covering up such cigarette displays on teen shopping and opinion, but the researchers couldn’t conduct a real-world experiment because as of yet, no states have banned the displays although some states are considering it to curb teen smoking. So they designed a virtual reality game and sent more than 1,200 youth, between age 13 and 17, into a simulated online convenience store. Researchers asked them to select four items in the store: a snack from the aisles, a drink

from the coolers and two products of their choice from the checkout counter. In some scenarios, the cabinet behind the counter prominently displayed cigarettes, while other teens saw the cabinet closed and the display covered up. Any teens that tried to ask the cashier for cigarettes were denied because of age - but what the researchers were interested in was how many tried to ask. Depending on other changes they made to the virtual convenience store, the researchers found that 16 to 24 percent of teens tried to buy tobacco products when the display was open, compared to 9 to 11 percent when it was closed. In a post-virtual shopping survey, whether cigarettes were openly displayed wasn’t clearly tied to teens’ perceptions of how easy it would be to buy tobacco products if a similar store actually existed in their neighborhood, the researchers reported in Pediatrics. However, 32 percent of youth said they were aware cigarettes were available for sale when the display case was closed in their virtual store, compared to 85 percent of those who had the open version.

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“In terms calendar year (JanuaryNovember) in 2012, the inflation rate amounts to 4.10 percent, while the year-on-year inflation rate reaches 4.61 percent,” said the Head of BPS Bali, Gede Suarsa. Aside from the group of transport, communications and financial services, based on the results of price monitoring, almost all expenditure groups had inflation in November. They were processed food, beverages, cigarettes and tobacco by 0.19 percent. Similarly, the health group reached 0.15 percent, foodstuff (0.05 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel (0.01 percent). “Meanwhile, deflation only occurred to the group of goods and services under category of clothing and education, recreation and sporting with the index decline of 0.22 percent and 0.08 percent,” he said. According to him, the price hike in the transport, communications and

66 cities in Indonesia, 33 cities experienced the inflation, while the remaining 33 cities experienced deflation. The highest inflation happened in Manado (1.01 percent), while the

lowest in Jember (0.03 percent). Then, the highest deflation occurred in Manokwari (0.96 percent), while the lowest happened in Semarang (0.01 percent). (kmb27)

financial services was dominantly caused by long holiday related to the Hijri New Year and joint leave. The moments had an impact on the price hike of ticket in November and indirectly gave contribution to the rise of inflation to this group. “The increase in the index occurred in the transport, communications and financial services and the marked increase was visible in the air fares,” he said. He said the increase in airfare reached 0.0920 percent and then was followed by the rise in the rate of motorcycle transportation reaching 0.0016 percent. He said that all the expenditure groups contributed to the inflation of 0.0936 percent in November. “If the inflation rate is sorted from the highest, Denpasar is ranked 25th out of 33 cities experiencing the inflation,” he said. He added that from the data of

Customary hamlets at Pemogan ask mangrove forest to be left natural Bali Post

DENPASAR — Public attention to the existence of mangrove forests in Denpasar has not vanished. As evidence, a few days ago, the officials of Pemogan village, Kepaon customary village with customary hamlet held a meeting to discuss about the issue of mangrove forest in the region. The customary hamlets organizing the separate meeting were namely the Kajeng, Rangkan Sari and Sakah. In principle, the meeting at each customary hamlet expected the existence of mangrove forests was allowed to develop naturally. Headman of Pemogan, A.A. Ketut Sujana, accompanied by Secretary of Kepaon customary village, I Wayan Gendra, met in his office on Monday (Nov 3) said that his party had held a meeting with the officials of three customary hamlets and residents whose territory had mangrove forests. Based on the meeting, two customary hamlets unanimously stated their viewpoint that mangrove forest should no longer be bothered by anyone, including the presence of investor. Only, a customary hamlet did not clearly

show off its viewpoint because it did not know the plan of investors. “Sakah hamlet did not declare its stance either rejecting or accepting because many residents did not know about the plans carried out in the mangrove area,” said Sujana. He mentioned, as the headman, his party always got involved in the meeting that involved the community leaders, hamlet officials and residents. At two hamlets, the Rangkan Sari and Kajeng, the residents expressed their opinion that mangrove forests should no longer be tampered with unclear purposes because all residents worried about the environmental destruction. “If the environment is damaged, they will first suffer from the impact, such as tsunami, abrasion to the intrusion of sea water into the well of residents. Therefore, residents expected the mangrove forest should be left sustainable as it is now,” said Sujana justified by Gendra. As reported previously, PT TRB had got a permit from Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation with Decree No.77/ IV-SET/2012 and the Governor’s Decree No.1051/03-L/HK/2012 to manage the mangrove forest. (kmb12)


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Dozens of houses at Penopengan Sanur submerged in flooding Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Starting the rainy season this time, flooding was not avoidable by Denpasar residents. After the rain flushing Sanur Kauh and the surrounding areas on Monday (Dec 3), a number of houses at Penopengan hamlet, Intaran, Sanur Kauh, flooded. Flooding water had reached the adult knee high. One of the local residents, Wayan Rembang, when met on Monday said the puddles happened since the installation of pavement in the crossroad of Jalan Delod Peken and Jalan Intaran. Before the pavement installation, the area was never flooded. After the pavement and elevation of the crossroad, the rain water was definitely stagnant following the heavy rain. As a result, the rain water was not only stagnant in the streets, but also getting into people’s homes. Both sides of Jalan Delod Peken with a length of about 200 meters were all affected. “Just now, the puddles reached the height up to my knee. Having cleaned up the rubbish in the gutter, the water began to recede,” he said. Another residents said the puddles hitting the settle-

ment on Jalan Delod Peken at Penopengan hamlet was estimated to happen because the drain eastwards under the pavement was too small whereas the drain southward had been fairly wide. “I think it will not be flooding if the drain is widened. This condition has actually been reported to Public Works Agency,” said the resident. From the observation on Monday, the puddles did not only happen on Jalan Delod Peken. Several houses located next to it, namely on Jalan Intaran was also flooded. Moreover, the drain to the south of the road was not smooth. At the corner, the water channel to the west of Jalan Intaran looked to clog. Consequently, the puddles were high enough. For this condition, the Head

Circulation of cosmetics containing hazardous substances was getting more rampant lately. Even, it has widely reached stalls at countryside. It was supported by the findings of the supervision and control team for food, beverage and hazardous products when raiding a number of stalls in Mendoyo, Monday (Dec 3). From the results of checking, the team consisting of the Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency and police authority found out harmful cosmetics containing mercury widely sold in stalls. Some of

the products were fake Ponds facial beauty powder and Fluocinonide Cream, namely a Chinese product equally containing mercury. The officers later seized dozens of products and provided information regarding the ban on selling such products because they were very hazardous for consumers. Besides, the officers also found a number of small stalls selling alcoholic beverages like beer without being equipped with trading business license (SIUP). The traders claimed to be relieved by the presence of the officers because so far they had sold those products because

“We will repair it and proposal of residents to widen the drain eastward and southward will soon be followed up,” he said. (kmb12)

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they were directly brought by salesperson so they did not know if those were hazardous cosmetics. “I came to know from the officers about the products that can and cannot be sold,” the trader admitted frankly. On the other hand, the Head of Jembrana Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency, Ni Made Ayu Ardini, said the raid to small stalls in the countryside was an effort to increase the consumer protection by monitoring the products traded. The agency hoped it could be used as learning both by the sellers and buyers so that they both were not harmed. (kmb26)

A man captured stealing tourist cell phone Denpasar (Bali Post)-

Accused Ramli Basalah (34) from Manado now has to stay at Kuta Police cells as he was captured while robbing Stephanie Bianca Bussman’s (23) cell phone. The crime targeted the German tourist happened around Drupadi Street, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung last Friday (30/12) at 5 pm local time. So far five crime scenes have been confessed by accused yet a further investigation is still being taken to find out more if there are other crime scenes still unmentioned. Head of Kuta Police, APC I Putu Dedi Ujiana, last Monday (3/12) explained that the accused who lived at

Diponegoro Street Alley III/7A, Denpasar, failed to commit crime before he robbed Bussman’s phone who’s a passenger in a motorcycle. Victim who’s staying at Villa Dojo, Pantai Berawa Street, Canggu Village, North Kuta, Badung was shocked then chased accused and hit accused motorbike. As he fell, victim cried for help and locals secured accused. Coincidently at the time some officers were patrolling and so accused was brought to Kuta Police. Evidences the iPhone 4 that was taken, black bag and a camera were also brought. “His room was raided yet only these evidences were found and confiscated by police,” Ujiana explained. (kmb21)

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Widely sold at stalls, fake and hazardous cosmetics seized Negara (Bali Post)—

of Denpasar Public Works Agency, I Ketut Winarta, said that culvert in that area was often clogged. It was located under the pavement.

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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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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, actress Lindsay Lohan attends a dinner celebrating the premiere of “Liz & Dick” at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lindsay Lohan’s Bank Accounts Frozen by IRS

Just when it seemed that things really couldn’t get any worse for Lindsay Lohan … they have. On Monday, just days after she was arrested for punching a woman at a New York City nightclub, it was reported that the IRS had frozen the actress’ bank accounts in order to get payment on the $233,904 she owes Uncle Sam in back taxes from 2009 and 2010.

Although her “Scary Movie 5” co-star Charlie Sheen reportedly gave Lohan $100,000 to put towards her 2009 bill, the very generous gift seems to not have made much of a dent in the overall amount, which now also includes 2011 taxes, according to TMZ. In typical fashion, after Lohan’s new trouble was reported, her estranged father, Michael Lohan, inserted himself into the situation by running to Radar Online to give them an “exclusive” interview … because we were all anxiously awaiting what he had to say, right? “I would like to know where the $150,000 is she made on the Pink Energy Drink,” Michael told Radar, regarding the money his daughter got for “promoting” the drink, which included her tweeting about drinking it and attending an event the company threw on October 11. Lohan also reportedly earned $100,000 for her disastrous role in Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick,” but that too doesn’t seem like it went towards her IRS bill.

Court upholds $319M verdict in ‘Millionaire’ case

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LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a $319 million verdict over profits from the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and rejected Walt Disney Co.’s request for a new trial. A jury decided in 2010 that Disney hid the show’s profits from its creators, Londonbased Celador International. The ruling Monday by a threejudge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found no issues with the verdict or with a judge’s rulings in the case. “I am pleased that justice

has been done,” Celador Chairman Paul Smith said in a statement. Disney did not immediately comment on the decision. The ruling comes more

than two years after the jury ruled in Celador’s favor after a lengthy trial that featured testimony from several top Disney executives. The company sued in 2004, claiming Disney was using creative accounting to hide profits from the show, which first ran in the United States from August 1999 to May 2002 and was a huge hit for ABC. The jury found that Celador was owed $269.2 million, and a judge later added $50 million in interest to the judgment. The appeals court determined the verdict was not “grossly excessive or monstrous” and that it was not based on speculation or guesswork.

So where is her money going? Although the actress is pulling in a mere fraction of what she once was, Lohan, 26, is apparently still the breadwinner for her Long Island-based family. According to a report, the NYC nightclub fight began because Lohan thought the woman she allegedly punched, Tiffany Mitchell, had taken her purse – which contained $10,000 in cash she had planned to give to her sister Aliana to hand over to mother Dina to pay for youngest brother Cody’s schooling. Got all that? Money was also the root of the problem in early October when the mother and daughter got into an early morning argument following a night of partying and the actress wanted the $40,000 she had given her mother to pay her mortgage returned to her.

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Bali’s economy predicted to grow at 6.5 percent in 2013 Bali Post

DENPASAR - The economic growth rate of Bali in 2013 was expected to reach around 6.3 percent to 6.5 percent. Trade, hotels and restaurants sector would remain the main contributors to the economic growth of Bali next year. Chairman of the Indonesia Entrepreneurs Association (Apindo) of Bali, Panudiana Kuhn, when asked for his confirmation said that to maintain the economic growth, the government was advised to fix the infrastructure and spatial planning. “Road infrastructure should continue to be improved so that Bali can be free from traffic congestion. This condition will cause high economic costs and reduce the comfort of tourists,” he said. Meanwhile, regarding the spatial planning and its relation to investment certainty, Kuhn said there should be strict rules concerning with the spatial planning so that the development of Bali became more organized and investors had legal certainty. “The creation of quality growth is highly dependent on the hard work and creativity,” he said. He said the government should be able to encourage people to be more creative, so they could take a role in the development. Development of investment infrastructure outside the Southern Bali could also encourage the distribution of economic growth. “More importantly, it requires a hard, creative and innovative work,” he said. Continued on page 6

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Tourists throng at Tanah Lot during the holiday season in Bali Island. The economic growth rate of Bali in 2013 was expected to reach around 6.3 percent to 6.5 percent. Trade, hotels and restaurants sector would remain the main contributors to the economic growth of Bali next year.

In Memoriam Desak Gede Raka Nadha

Her hard work inspires the youth

The fight done by Desak Gede Raka Nadha becomes a special memory of the Head of Asrham Gandi Candidasa, Karangasem, Viraguna Bagoes Oka, M.A. He stated that the late is the role model that shoul be followed by everyone. The commitment and the hard work of Desak Raka must be fol-

lowed by the youth. “Her attitude must be followed by the younger generation,” said Viraguna. The one that impress him the most is the consistency of the late to preserve Bali. This spirit must be maintained forever. “The spirit of the late Desak Raka cannot be forgotten by the youngsters, this is for the glory

of Bali,” he added during his visit to Pesraman Lumajang to pray for Desak Raka. In the age of 66 years old, Desak Raka established Pesraman Lumajang. There is a special garden in the pesraman where the students learn to take care of plants and live independent. After it was established, the

pesraman received many student from junior and senior high school from throughout Bali. The concept is very simple, the students are educated to get up early in the morning, pray, study and joining special class on Balinese culture. “At first, there were only 10 students. They were educated in the pesraman and then work in Bali

Post,” said the Head of the Pesraman, Dewa Janayudi. In the next period, 50 students were studying there and they came from outside Bali such as Lampung, Sulawesi, and Eastern Java. “They learn how to live a simple life with discipline. After graduated, they will become a strong and better man,” he added. (udi)

Edisi 5 Desember 2012 | International Bali Post  

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