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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

‘Thor: The Dark World’ bashes box office with $86M Associated Press Writer

Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office. Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World,” earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Chris Hemsworth, the Marvel superhero sequel earned $109.4 million when it opened internationally last weekend and $94 million internationally this weekend. “It’s an extraordinary thing,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president of distribution at Walt Disney Studios. “These guys at Marvel have been some of the most consistent when it comes to making movies and creating big events that drive a ton of people to

the movie theater. They overdelivered on expectations.” However, some observers were expecting the weekend total to reach over $100 million. In limited theaters Thursday evening, “Thor: The Dark World” brought in $7.1 million overnight. Surpassing the ticket sales of “Thor,” which scored $65.7 million when it opened in May of 2011, “Thor: The Dark World” marks a record for a Disney November open-

ing, topping the $70.5 million “The Incredibles” earned in 2004. But, come Nov. 22, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is predicted to take the No. 1 spot. “We have a great little stretch of time prior to ‘Hunger Games,’ “ Hollis said. “Yes, ‘Hunger Games’ will do a whole bunch of business, but that’s not to say we don’t expect to still be a relevant option for consumers that weekend and onto the Thanksgiving weekend that follows.” Paramount’s hidden-camera comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” held the second-place slot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning $11.3 million during its third weekend, with a domestic total

reaching more than $78 million. “Audiences can’t get enough of these films,” said box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak. “They are like that guilty pleasure. It’s completely unique compared to everything else out there.” Relativity Media’s 3-D animated kiddie flick “Free Birds,” soared into third place with $11.2 million in its second weekend. CBS Films’ “Last Vegas,” featuring an all-star cast including Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, took fourth place in its second weekend. L a s t

This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Jaimie Alexander, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: The Dark World.”

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Lady Gaga unveils ‘flying dress’ at NY album party Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga’s album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear? The “Applause” singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she calls the world’s first flying dress. The contraption lifted her inside a mammoth building in New York City,

where she held a launch party for her new album Sunday. The 27-year-old New York entertainer said this was “maybe a small step for Volantis” — as she calls the battery-powered metal dress — but “a big-time step” for Lady Gaga. She says her ultimate goal is to stage the first musical performance from space. Her third studio album, “Artpop,” will be released worldwide Monday.

Lady Gaga demonstrates the Volantis transport prototype “flying dress” designed by TechHaus - Studio XO during the ARTPOP album release and artRave event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in New York City.

weekend’s box office champ, the scifi adaptation “Ender’s Game,” starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and Viola Davis, dropped to fifth place in its second weekend. “Once ‘Thor’ opened, it presented a pretty healthy competitor to all of the movies in the marketplace,” Dergarabedian said. “We’re starting this process of the holiday movie season, which dollar for dollar, is just as important as the summer movie season. In a seven- to eight-week period, we are talking about close to 20 percent of the totalyear box office.”

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Tourists watching sunset at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali Island recently. Besides sunset, the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Bali has a unique idea to draw visitors to Bali. In order to increase the number of tourist arrival, the full moonlight moment will be designed as a tourist attraction.

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To draw visitors

Full moonlight overs as tourism attraction Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Bali has a unique idea to draw visitors to Bali. In order to increase the number of tourist arrival, the full moonlight moment will be designed as a tourist attraction. This effort is claimed to be the first tourist attraction in Indonesia.

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“At least, a thousand people have registered to participate. This activity is designed with the nuance of sport tourism, so they will be doing the half-marathon run under the full moonlight,” said the Secretary of Bali Sporty, BPPD Bali, IB Wedanta Wijaya, in Denpasar. It was said the sport tourism

activity entitled Run under the Stars promised a unique and impressive experience of the race for the participants especially intended for non-athlete whose number commonly dominated similar run events in various foreign countries. “Almost 90 percent of the participants taking part will be tourists,

while the remaining is athlete such as the elite runners from Kenya and Ethiopia. They are interested in joining this event because the marathon held at night is the first of its kind in Indonesia,” he said. Tourism Policy Maker Council of the BPPD Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, said the activity posed the first step. His party would like to combine the tourism and sport activity by making cooperation with the Indonesian National Sport Committee (KONI) of Bali Chapter. “This activity is synergized with tourism promotion program, so it will be in line with the program of

the tourism and economic creative ministry. Surely, the implementation would be spread so that the growth of tourism is not only focused in Southern Bali,” he said. According to him, all sporting activities packaged as a tourism promotion would be organized during low season of tourist arrival. This attempt was intended to cover the slack tourist arrivals in the season. “We focus the activities on low season where there is a drop in tourist arrival. To that end, each event organized is expected to cover the downturn occurred,” he said.

Chairman of the BPPD Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, earlier said that his party had formed a Sport Division to focus on targeting sportsmen as the target market. However, he asked that any sporting event held should not deviate from cultural tourism. “Bali tourism must remain to be rooted in cultural tourism,” he said. He added that BPPD Bali aimed at targeting markets that could be packed in a fixed context to cultural tourism. The market share of sport got special attention because this share could be processed and managed within the remit of the culture. (kmb27)


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Bali News

Kuta prone to snatching, police urged to boost raids Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Police are urged to tighten security in Kuta tourist area. It is responding to the public concern about the rising crime rate particularly snatching in the local area. “Snatching action increases sharply in the Samigita (Seminyak, Legian and Kuta) area. Almost every day there are snatching cases against travelers using motor vehicle,” said a legislator of the Badung House from Legian, I Wayan Puspa Negara, Sunday (Nov 10). He said the snatching action was very disturbing to society. Moreover, the snatchers committed the crimes unabashedly so that it claimed many victims, especially causing tourists to get injured. Some prone areas to snatching were the areas mostly visited by tourists wishing to enjoy the

nightlife. Snatching action was often committed around 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Puspa Negara judged the rampant snatching emerged due to lack of police’s ability in performing surveillance. Although police had worked hard, Puspa still urged the officers to intensify the patrols. This problem should be immediately addressed. Otherwise, such condition was feared to tarnish the image of Kuta tourist destination. Besides, the program of zero crime in the local area could not be realized. “I strongly deplore this condition. Hopefully, the Kuta Police could do patrol more intensively and aggressively as well as perform a raid in the snatching-prone areas,” he said. (kmb25)

Heroes’ Day, hundreds of red-and-white flags flutter in Bangli The damage rice paddy in Jembrana

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Flushed by rain, paddy plants collapse

Negara (Bali Post)—

Due to recent heavy rains, paddy plants in Jembrana collapsed. In relatively short time, farmers would get into harvest time. As a result, they suffered great losses because of their damaged paddies. Such condition could be found in the subak areas at Dangin Tukadaya village, Jembrana County. Most of the paddy plants collapsed as being hacked by rains. The ready-toharvest paddies collapsed and submerged in water. Farmers worried if the condition continued their paddy plants would turn damaged. As consequence, it would have an impact on the

price at the harvest time. Actually, the harvest time was just waiting for the right time. Many paddy plants collapsed at Dangin Tukadaya, reaching nearly one hectare and the location was spread. Ketut Tarma, one of local residents, said if the paddy would soon be harvested. However, due to recent heavy rains they collapsed and submerged in water.

He believed the selling price for the collapsed paddies would reduce though they could still be harvested. If they were neglected any longer, the fallen paddies would rot so farmers would harvest theirs earlier. “Rather than being damaged, it must be harvested though the price will be beyond the expectation,” explained the resident. (kmb26)

Bangli (Bali Post)—

Virtually the same as in the previous year, the celebration of Heroes’ Day in Bangli County was filled with rally and pilgrimage implementation to Memorial Park at Penglipuran, Bangli, Sunday (Nov 10). However, it was slightly different where the current celebration was enlivened with the installation of red-and-white flag at a number of locations such as at main roads, Captain Mudita Square in Bangli, the agency office and residence of the officials in Bangli. Installation of the red-and-white flags since the day before was referring to the circular of the Regent of Bangli Made Gianyar requiring all the structural officials in Bangli County to put up flag in the size agreed upon. It was intended to promote the nationalism of Bangli community. Deputy Regent of Bangli, Sang Nyoman Sedana Arta, amid the celebration stated that Heroes’ Day falling every November 10 posed one of the evidences that current young generation would never forget the services extended by the past great heroes. Sedana Arta expected that

younger generation could appreciate the struggle of our national heroes. “As young generation, we must live the struggle of our heroes how bitterly they repelled the invaders out of our country,” he affirmed. He added that to continue the struggle of the heroes, the youths should no longer fight against the invaders with sharpened bamboo, but through their contribution in the development. “Indonesia needs heroes of development. Our generation must be able to fill in all fields of development in this globalization era and can answer all the today’s global challenges,” he added. Celebration of the Heroes’ Day at Penglipuran Memorial Park last Sunday taking place solemnly was attended by the ranks of leadership council (Muspida), regional working unit (SPKD) heads within the Bangli County, military/police officials, veterans and students in Bangli. Aside from ceremonial event, the celebration was also filled with the laying of wreaths and flower sprinkle at the Penglipuran Memorial Park as well as the delivery of basic food aid to veterans presented by Deputy Regent of Bangli. (ina)

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Inna Grand Bali Beach

Inna Grand Bali Beach is situated on the long white sandy beach of Sanur, Bali’s most popular area and shaded by coconut palm, from the luxurious tenstorey central tower building, the highest in Bali, landscaped tropical garden and cottages spread out over 45 hectares land. Originally opened on 1 November 1966, re-launched, after major upgrading, on 4 October 1993. INNA Grand Bali Beach is the most complete resort complex in Bali, featuring state-ofthe-art visitor facilities, but also numerous artistic amenities that bring to life the cultural excellence of the Balinese people and their many talented neighbors. Accommodation Inna Grand Bali Beach offers a good value and genuine hospitality. The east facing location provides guests with the best opportunity to see magical Bali sunrise. 523 room in 3 types of accommodation; 100 cottages, 197 rooms of 4 blocks two

storey buildings and 226 rooms of a ten storey Tower Wing, including a Presidential Suite and spacious suites. All rooms have individually controllable air conditioning, humidity control, private bath/shower, satellite TV, fridge/mini bar, hair dyer, tea & coffee making facility, in-house movie channel, international direct dial telephones, bathrobes, balcony or terrace. Tower Wing rooms also have in room safes and card key door locks. Guests can enjoy views of the blue sea or the lush tropical gardens, so come and enjoy the Grandeur of Bali, Inna Grand Bali Beach.

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih.

Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah. 27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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Science

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Satellite likely to hit Earth in unpopulated area

Associated Press Writer

BERLIN — The European Space Agency says that one of its research satellites that ran out of fuel will most likely crash to Earth into the ocean or polar regions. The agency said Sunday the crash is expected to occur between 1830 GMT Sunday and 0030 GMT on Monday (1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST). It says “with a very high probability, a re-entry over Europe can be excluded.” Spokeswoman Jocelyne Landeau said the satellite, GOCE, will mostly disintegrate as it comes down and “we will have only a few pieces which could be 90 kilograms at the most.” ESA said Friday that humans are 250,000 times more likely to win the lottery than to get hit by the debris. GOCE was launched in 2009 to map the Earth’s gravitational field. ESA said the satellite re-entered the atmosphere at about

0000 GMT Monday on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. ESA says “as expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported. The Gravity field and steadystate Ocean Circulation Explorer, or GOCE, was launched in 2009 to map the Earth’s gravitational field. ESA says its information is being used to understand ocean circulation, sea level, ice dynamics and the Earth’s interior. It’s been gradually descending over the last three weeks after running out of fuel Oct. 21.

Bali News

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Bali to host ASEAN meeting on protection of witnesses Antara

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In his image, publicly provided by the European Space Agency ESA, research satellite GOCE flies above earth. The European Space Agency says its GOCE research satellite will crash to Earth on Sunday night Nov. 10, 2013, most likely over the ocean or polar regions.

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here’s the difference Associated Press Writer

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A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, Albay province Friday Nov.8, 2013 about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines.

WASHINGTON — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms for a storm in different parts of the world. Hurricane is used in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, central and northeast Pacific. They are typhoons in the northwest Pacific. In the Bay of Bengal and the Arabia Sea, they are called cyclones. Tropical cyclone is used in the southwest India Ocean; in the southwestern Pacific and southeastern India Ocean they are severe tropical cyclones. STRENGTH: A storm gets a name and is considered a tropical storm at 39 mph (63 kph). It becomes a hurricane, typhoon, tropical cyclone, or cyclone at 74 mph (119 kph). There are five strength categories, depending on wind speed. The highest category is 5 and that’s above 155 mph (249 kph). Australia has a different system for categorizing storm strength. ROTATION: If they are north of the equator they rotate clockwise. If they are south, they rotate counter-clockwise. SEASON: The Atlantic and central Pacific hurricane seasons are June 1 through Nov. 30. Eastern Pacific: May 15 to Nov. 30; northwestern Pacific season is close to

all year, with the most from May to November. The cyclone season in the south Pacific and Australia runs from November to April. The Bay of Bengal has two seasons April to June and September to November. WHERE IS THE BUSIEST PLACE? The northwestern Pacific where Typhoon Haiyan has just hit. A normal year there involves 27 named storms. Haiyan is the 28th named storm and there has already been a 29th. By comparison the Atlantic averages 11 named storms a year and this year there have been 12, none of them causing major problems. WHO DECIDES THE NAMES? The lists are maintained by the World Meteorological Organization; the names are ones that are familiar in each region. Names are taken off the list and replaced to avoid confusion if a hurricane causes a lot of damage or deaths. For example, Katrina was retired after it devastated New Orleans in 2005. The Philippines has its own naming system, so Typhoon Haiyan is also being called Yolanda. HOW DOES EL NINO AFFECT STORMS? During an El Nino — when the central Pacific is warming — there are fewer Atlantic storms. El Ninos shift where storms form, but not the number, for the northwest Pacific and the southwest Pacific. The central Pacific gets more storms during El Nino and the year after. This year has neither an El Nino nor its opposite, a La Nina. It is a neutral year.

JAKARTA - The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK), in cooperation with the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry, will organize the ASEAN Meeting on Protection of Witnesses and Victims of Transnational Crimes in Bali, on November 12-13, 2013. The meeting is a follow-up of the Joint Statement on International Cooperation on Protection of Witnesses and Victims of Transnational Organized Crimes issued at an international conference organized in Bali on June 13, 2012, LPSK Deputy Chairperson Lies Sulistiani said on Monday. “The conference’s participants praised Indonesia’s initiative on the need to follow-up the conference’s statement by establishing a regional network to strengthen international cooperation in the protection of witnesses and victims of transnational organized crimes,” she said. The upcoming meeting in Bali is to be participated in by representatives of 10 ASEAN member countries, namely Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and Indonesia. Representatives from Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste are also invited to attend the meeting. The Bali conference in 2012 was attended by law enforcement officials from 30 countries. The LPSK signed a memorandum of understanding on the protection for witnesses and victims with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT).

Penjor

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Penjor is a tall, curved bamboo pole decorated with yellow coconut leaves, pala bungkah (roots - sweet potato or cassava), pala gantung (fruit - cucumbers, oranges, bananas), pala wija (cereal - rice, corn), plawa (leaves), traditional cakes, 11 Chinese coins, and a small shrine with some offerings.. This is one of the media used by Hindus in Bali as part of almost every important ceremony, especially for the anniversary temple celebrations. The penjor symbolizes the mountain and the mountain itself is the symbol of the universe. Therefore, for the Balinese the penjor is synonymous with Mount Agung, the highest and holiest mountain in Bali. The aim of erecting penjors at Galungan is to show devotion to God in His manifestation as Hyang Giri Pati (the God of the mountain). During Galungan celebrations, each family erects a penjor outside their gate, which makes the whole neighborhood look splendid.

People collecting corals in one of beaches in Bali Island. Development of breakwaters as coastal protection against abrasion seems not necessarily safe. At least, it happens to a beach located adjacent to the one protected with breakwaters.

Beach with breakwaters result in abrasion Bali Post

DENPASAR - Development of breakwaters as coastal protection against abrasion seems not necessarily safe. At least, it happens to a beach located adjacent to the one protected with breakwaters. A research conducted by an environmentalist I Made Mangku proved it, even revealed an astonishing fact. “I am making a coastal research for 10 years, specifically about coastal erosion, what is the result? Installation of breakwaters along one meter or one meter of secondary beach transformed into a primary beach will have an impact or cause erosion elsewhere along four meters for 10 years,” he said. According to him, 10 years was the time required by beach to find a new balance. Installation of breakwaters caused the sediment transport pathway to change whereas the sediment transport was a natural attempt by beach to prevent against erosion. In other words, if the sediment transport changed the abrasion

would be inevitable. “One hundred percent of secondary beach protected with breakwaters or whatever its name will certainly cause an erosion elsewhere. For example, when Sanur is protected with breakwaters, the impact happens to Padanggalak. When Padanggalak is protected parallel to the beach, Gianyar is exhausted. When Watu Klotok is protected, Klungkung is exhausted. When the runway is built, Kuta is exhausted. Formerly, Tanah Lot was not tampered but is now backfilled with tetrapods, the impact happens to Kelating. Then, when Cupel (in Negara) is protected,

the adjacent area is exhausted,” he explained. Other than installation of breakwaters, Mangku also mentioned the taking of beach sand also helped aggravate the abrasion. Meanwhile, the government could only build safeguard in the abraded beach without making a strict rule on the prohibition of taking beach sand. “The solution is the same as constructing breakwaters. After constructing breakwaters, it will cause abrasion at another location. This happens constantly because the solution of beach problems in Bali is not performed holistically,” he concluded. (kmb32)


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One of the Puraja residents, Suyasa, said on Sunday (Nov 10) that in truth there had been clean water service by Municipality Waterworks at Puraja hamlet. However, the allotment for local residents was set once a week every Wednesday. However, since the past three weeks the water had not been running so that it made the residents distraught. Moreover, it also occurred on last Galungan and Kuningan feast day. Residents got difficulty in preparing a number of needs related to the feast day because the water flow of the Municipal Waterworks did not work. Similar complaint was also revealed by hamlet chief of Puraja, Ketut Rukun. He said that actually many large springs were available at Puraja hamlet managed by PDAM. However, many of those springs were drained to villages underneath Puraja. Despite having many springs, Puraja hamlet did not get any privileges. In contrast, Puraja hamlet should be patient to face the clean water crisis overwhelming the region. Since the water flow of the PDAM had not worked for long enough and occurred repeatedly, some people were planning to come to PDAM Bangli to express their aspirations related to the matter on Monday. He added that individually local residents had frequently enough conveyed such condition to PDAM. Nevertheless, their aspirations were just accepted but never received a serious response from the PDAM. Residents alleged if the water that had not flowed nearly for a month happened due to injustice management. A number of information told if several other villages were given priority with full service by the PDAM. So far, to resolve the problem, the residents who had cistern at their home were forced to purchase water from tank truck. Meanwhile, the others who did not have cistern should fight to get clean water by taking it directly to springs and existing rivers. (ina)

The workers are working on a road in Singaraja

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Supporting factors limited

Contractors pessimistic to complete hot-mix road project in 2014

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

A number of contractors in Buleleng County are pessimistic if the road repair program launched by Regent Putu Agus Suradnyana in 2014 can run thoroughly. Although the county government set up a fund of IDR 90 billion, the supporting factors to complete the program in one year are very limited. Based on information from a number of contractors in Buleleng on Sunday (Nov 10), the fund worth IDR 90 billion budgeted for the road improvement in 2014 was ascertained not to be entirely absorbed. It happened because the supporting factors to work on the hot-mix road in Buleleng were still very limited. The Asphalt Mixing Plant (AMP) in Buleleng only amounted to two units. Even in Bali, there were only about five factories. Meanwhile, the hot-mix roadwork was not only carried out in Buleleng, but also in other counties in Bali. “It does not

include the other projects financed by regional budget for national road,” said a contractor. In addition, almost no contractor in Buleleng was capable of doing the hot-mix road. Aside from security assurance, the labor and hot-mix support, the risk of loss was very large in the hot-mix roadwork. When relying on the contractor from outside Bali, the failure factor was huge. It was proved by the presence of a number of contractors from outside Bali that had been blacklisted because they neglected their project construction in Buleleng in 2013. “If contractors from outside Bali win a tender, they must also be supported by AMP of Bali and it is very difficult to obtain,” he said. Chairman of the Indonesian National Construction Association (Gapensi) of Buleleng Chapter, Nyoman Suasana aka Jenggo, when asked for his opinion expressed that he was very pessimistic if the road improvement project with a

budget of IDR 90 billion could run. According to him, the intention of regent to establish hot-mix road in short time to villages was good, but it should be taken into account the supporting factors, such as the availability of hot-mix and ability of local contractors. Jenggo said almost no local contractors could participate in the tender of hot-mix asphalt road construction. If there was a large contractor, according to him, it would think twice to take the project due to limited supporting factors such as human resources, equipment and materials in the form of hot-mix. “For the time being, a number of rural roads should be allowed to apply fried asphalt first, so local contractors can get a job,” he said. In the meantime, a contractor, Made Suarnawa alias Dek Mi, also expressed his pessimism that hot-mix road construction project could be completed thoroughly as the expectation of the regent in 2014. (kmb15)

To draw visitors, BPPD Bali offers full moonlight

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Bali has a unique idea to draw visitors to Bali. In order to increase the number of tourist arrival, the full moonlight moment will be designed as a tourist attraction. This effort is claimed to be the first tourist attraction in Indonesia. “At least, a thousand people have registered to participate. This activity is designed with the nuance of sport tourism, so they will be doing the half-marathon run under the full moonlight,” said the Sec-

retary of Bali Sporty, BPPD Bali, IB Wedanta Wijaya, in Denpasar, Friday (Nov 8). It was said the sport tourism activity entitled Run under the Stars promised a unique and impressive experience of the race for the participants especially intended for non-athlete whose number commonly dominated similar run events in various foreign countries. “Almost 90 percent of the participants taking part will be tourists, while the remaining is athlete such as the elite runners from Kenya and Ethiopia. They are interested

in joining this event because the marathon held at night is the first of its kind in Indonesia,” he said. Tourism Policy Maker Council of the BPPD Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, said the activity posed the first step. His party would like to combine the tourism and sport activity by making cooperation with the Indonesian National Sport Committee (KONI) of Bali Chapter. “This activity is synergized with tourism promotion program, so it will be in line with the program of the tourism and economic creative ministry. Surely, the implementa-

tion would be spread so that the growth of tourism is not only focused in Southern Bali,” he said. According to him, all sporting activities packaged as a tourism promotion would be organized during low season of tourist arrival. This attempt was intended to cover the slack tourist arrivals in the season. “We focus the activities on low season where there is a drop in tourist arrival. To that end, each event organized is expected to cover the downturn occurred,” he said. Chairman of the BPPD Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Suka-

wati, earlier said that his party had formed a Sport Division to focus on targeting sportsmen as the target market. However, he asked that any sporting event held should not deviate from cultural tourism. “Bali tourism must remain to be rooted in cultural tourism,” he said. He added that BPPD Bali aimed at targeting markets that could be packed in a fixed context to cultural tourism. The market share of sport got special attention because this share could be processed and managed within the remit of the culture. (kmb27)

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Survivors look at a military C-130 plane which arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

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TACLOBAN, Philippines — Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. Police guarded stores to prevent people from hauling off food, water and such non-essentials as TVs and treadmills, but there was often no one to carry away the dead — not even those seen along the main road from the airport to Tacloban, the worst-hit city along the country’s remote eastern seaboard. At a small naval base, eight bloated corpses — including that of a baby — were submerged in sea water brought in by the storm. Officers there had yet to move them, saying they had no body bags or electricity to preserve them. Two officials said Sunday that Friday’s typhoon may have killed

10,000 or more people, but with the slow pace of recovery, the official death toll remained well below that. The Philippine military confirmed 942 dead, but shattered communications, transportation links and local governments indicate that the final toll will take days to be known. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said “we pray” that the death toll is less than 10,000. Tacloban resembled a garbage dump from the air, punctuated only by a few concrete buildings that remained standing. “I don’t believe there is a single structure that is not destroyed or severely damaged in some way — every

single building, every single house,” U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy said after taking a helicopter flight over the city. He spoke on the tarmac at the airport, where two Marine C-130 cargo planes were parked, engines running, unloading supplies. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces were affected by Haiyan, one of the most powerful recorded typhoons to ever hit land and likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation. Philippine soldiers were distributing food and water in Tacloban, and assessment teams from the United Nations and other international agencies were seen for the first time. The U.S. military dispatched food, water, generators and a contingent of Marines to the city, the first outside help in what will swell into a major international relief mission.

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DR Congo, M23 rebels set to sign peace deal

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Bangli (Bali Post)—

A number of residents of Puraja hamlet, Peninjoan village, Tembuku, complained as the clean water provided by the Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) of Bangli had not flowed to their homes nearly for a month. Such condition made them difficult to get clean water service in meeting their daily needs. Residents threatened to rally to the PDAM office if the water problem in the region could not be resolved.

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The rebels, one of many armed groups operating in the mineralrich but impoverished east of the DR Congo, have been routed by the national army, who are backed by a 3,000-strong special United Nations intervention brigade. Allegedly supported by neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda but seemingly abandoned by their sponsors due to international pressure, the M23 announced last week that their 18-month insurgency was over. They are expected to put this in writing in Uganda on Monday. “Our hope is that we have a firm commitment from the M23 rebels to renounce their use of arms,” said DR Congo government spokesman Lambert Mende. The M23, a mainly ethnic-Tutsi force who mutinied from the Congolese army, have not confirmed Monday’s meeting. But with no more military leverage they are seen as having little room for manoeuvre. The agreement is expected to settle the fate of about 1,500 M23 fighters who have crossed into Uganda and are languishing in

camps along the border. Uganda has refused to hand them over to the DR Congo. Around 100 more injured rebels have crossed to Rwanda. Mende said the rebels would be dealt with “case by case” -- with many rank-and-file fighters expected to be given the option to return to the army. More complicated is the fate of around 100 M23 commanders. These include M23 leader Sultani Makenga, accused of participating in several massacres, mutilations, abductions and sexual violence, sometimes against children. “The rebels, by signing, will effectively be surrendering. From our side, even though we have won and triumphed, we will still respect what is on the table,” said Francois Muamba, a DR Congo delegate to the talks. The UN’s special envoy to the Great Lakes, Mary Robinson, told AFP the accord would be “a very important step for peace”. Speaking to AFP on Sunday, she said the deal will also be followed by operations to neutralise other rebel groups in a concerted effort to end one of Africa’s most brutal and longest-running wars.

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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in the eastern Congo town of Sake, some 27 kms west of Goma, Congo. A leader of the M23 rebel group in eastern Congo said Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 that his movement is ending its rebellion after more than a year and a half of fighting against the Congolese government.

Fatah, Hamas quibble over Arafat memorial ceremony

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“We condemn the summoning and arrest of some of our members and demand to stop them immediately,” said the Ramallah-based Fatah party, which was founded by Arafat and is now headed by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Arafat died in Paris on November 11, 2004 at 75 after falling sick a

month earlier. Doctors were unable to specify the cause of death and no post-mortem was carried out at the time. Palestinian society has long given currency to the rumour that he was murdered, and following the findings of Swiss scientists which “moderately” supported the notion Arafat was poisoned, Palestinian officials openly accused Israel of

“assassinating” him. Israel flatly denies killing Arafat. Its statement on Sunday, Fatah also called on Hamas “to end the division and achieve national unity” and appealed for it to reverse its ban on the commemoration of Arafat, “the symbol of Palestine and all liberation movements in the world”. But Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri blamed Fatah for thwart-

ing efforts of his Islamist movement to hold a joint ceremony. Fatah “insisted it should be only a Fatah ceremony” and decided to not attend a joint meeting that would determine the factional representatives of a memorial ceremony, he wrote on his Facebook page. Tensions between the two sides have been high since 2006, when Hamas trounced Abbas’ long-domi-

nant Fatah in Palestinian legislative elections, and boiled over into vicious street battles between gunmen from both sides later that year. The ferocity of the violence shocked Palestinians, splitting them into rival camps and the occupied territories into two separate entities, with Hamas unchallenged in Gaza and Abbas’s power base limited to the West Bank.


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Ring road plan at Tanjung Benoa

Estimated to require a fund worth IDR 300 billion

China to allow more private investment in state firms

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MANGUPURA - The study on the ring road around the area of Tanjung Benoa, South Kuta subdistrict, has completed. Unmitigatedly, when the project is confirmed to be worked on the fund required is estimated to reach around IDR 300 billion. Such large amount of budget causes the Badung government to still review the financing scheme.

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BEIJING - China will open its state-owned firms to greater investment by private companies, a state-run newspaper reported Monday, as media ramp up expectations from a top Communist Party meeting on economic reforms. According to the China Daily, private partners will be allowed to take 10 to 15 percent stakes in the country’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The move would give such companies or investors a bigger say in decision-making, it quoted officials of the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) as saying. The agency is a powerful body that oversees large SOEs collectively worth trillions of dollars, many of which enjoy monopolies in key sectors such as rail and energy. The change appears to differ from existing partial flotations of SOEs where China’s big four state-owned banks are all quoted in Hong Kong and other overseas markets, as are units of oil giants Sinopec, CNOOC and CNPC, several subsidiaries of conglomerate China Resources, telecom behemoths China Mobile and China Unicom, and scores of other entities. But partnerships are rare, with the China Daily noting the “rare exception” of a 2003 deal that handed private industrial conglomerate Fosun Group 49 percent ownership in a joint venture with state-run China National Medicine Corp. “All kinds of companies could join SOE restructuring,” the China Daily quoted Bai Yingzi, director of SASAC’s enterprise reform division as saying. The report came on the third day of a four-day gathering known as the Third Plenum at which leaders of the ruling Communist party are expected to draw up a decade-long blueprint for the world’s second-largest economy. The highly-anticipated meeting, which is being held at a heavily-secured Beijing hotel, has been used in the past by China’s leaders as a launching pad for economic reforms. But despite much raising of expectations by state-run media, analysts say that China is unlikely to embark on major reforms or privatisation of state firms, and that any reforms unveiled after the plenum will likely be limited to broad outlines rather than detailed policy changes. The China Daily report said that “specific plans on SOE reforms are expected to be drafted after the third plenum”. In a major report issued in March, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said that China’s progress on economic liberalisation had stalled since 2008. Aside from opening up state-owned enterprises, other topics expected to be taken up at the four-day meeting include land and administrative reforms as well as changes to China’s residency registration system.

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Acting Head of the Badung Highways and Irrigation Agency, Ida Bagus Surya Suamba, revealed on Sunday (Nov 10) the results of the study indicated if the making

of ring road in the west of Tanjung Benoa was very urgent. It was in response to the development of tourism and rapid population growth making the traffic condition

around Tanjung Benoa, especially Jalan Pratama, so crowded. Other than being crowded, severe congestion also often occurred, especially in holiday season. It continued to become a concern of many parties as it would have an impact on the comfort of residents and local tourist resort. “It is impossible to make land acquisition for road widening. Another alternative to break the traffic crowdedness is also difficult to do,” said Surya Suamba.

To realize the ring road, Surya Suamba admitted that it was not easy. In accordance with the planning, the ring road would utilize the coastal region in the west of Tanjung Benoa. Total planned road width reached 30 meters. It required a fund of around IDR 300 billion. The fund was quite large. Although the ring road was urgently realized, Surya Suamba mentioned if his party was still thinking about the matter of financing. There were

three options proposed namely self-financing by Badung County, worked on by Central Public Works or cooperated with private sector. Further, he explained the results of the study on the ring road would be reported to the Regent of Badung for approval in the near future. If the regent approved, the next step was making the detailed engineering design (DED) in 2014. Meanwhile, the physical work could just be worked on in 2015. (kmb25)

Gelang Agung Temple

Retain many antiquities from Thirteenth Century IBP

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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 that gained 183.04 points, or 1.30 percent, and closed at 14,269.84 in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Asian stock markets made a lackluster start to the week after unexpectedly strong U.S. economic growth and hiring reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will start cutting back stimulus soon.

France to borrow 4.5 billion euros

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PARIS - The French government said Sunday it would borrow 4.5 billion euros by the end of 2013 to settle debts left by the collapse of the Credit Lyonnais bank two decades ago. Paris had until the end of 2014 to settle the amount but a budget ministry spokesperson confirmed that the government had decided to move now and pay the debts by year’s end. “We’re taking action a year ahead of the deadline because borrowing conditions are favourable,” the spokesperson said. Despite suffering several humiliating credit downgrades that should theoretically scare some investors away, France has bond yields at 2.2

percent and can borrow at almost record low rates. Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on France 5 television that the timing of the payment was in the interest of taxpayers, who were hit hard when partly state-owned Credit Lyonnais had to be bailed out in 1993. The proposal for France’s debt management office to borrow 4.5 billion euros will be presented in a bill on Wednesday. “If parliament accepts the measure, the

state will bring final closure to the financial fallout of this bankruptcy,” said Le Parisien newspaper, which first reported the move earlier Sunday. The demise of Credit Lyonnais, long France’s flagship bank, will have cost French taxpayers a total of 14.7 billion euros over 20 years, according to Le Parisien. The judicial saga is still in full swing however, with French business tycoon Bernard Tapie facing charges of organised fraud threatening to embroil current IMF chief Christine Lagarde over the massive state payout he received for the 1993-94 sale of his Adidas sports group, which he alleged Credit Lyonnais had undervalued.

The Gelang Agung temple categorized into dang kahyangan (sanctum to venerate a sage) located at Buangga Hamlet, Getasan Village, Petang Subdistrict, is not only considered as a sanctum by local community, but also as one of the cultural heritage cornerstones. Many cultural relics originating from thirteenth century were discovered in the temple. Various stories arose concerning with the temple naming located amidst the paddy fields being far from residential areas. However, the naming is inseparable from the discovery of yellowish bronze

bracelets sizing large enough. It is said the bracelet was found in the temple area. Other than bracelets, it was also found a small bronze bracelet scattered around the temple. Unfortunately, none of those bracelets are now left. Priest of the Gelang Agung temple, I Made Terum and priest of Dalem Temple of Buangga I Ketut Malen said their predecessors frequently showed off those objects. Unfortunately, they had disappeared somewhere. Now, the existence of those objects was unknown, including the preliminary evidence of the temple establishment. Surrounding communities only referred to ancient stories.

In the temple was also found some perforated coins wrapped in leaves when an excavation was made. Oddly, said a community leader, Made Ngaceng, the erythrina leaf used to wrap the coins was still fresh. Those perforated coins were found during an excavation by residents and the officers of the Antiquities Reserve, Archaeological Agency for Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara Region in 1997. Except for bronze bracelets and perforated coins, according to the story, it was also found a temple mound measuring one square meter when the temple was first discovered. Afterward, the mound

was excavated. As a result, it was discovered various kinds of statues. Allegedly, some relicts were still kept under the temple. Few relics excavated have now been placed in Gedong Arca. There are a statue of Lord Vishnu riding Garuda (eagle), phallus, a statue resembling lotus flower comprising three sections with octagonal base, the center of three-tiered rectangular frame, and circular pinnacle surrounded by sculpture resembling a lotus leaf. When viewing the phallus building next to it, it is likely a symbol of yoni. If both symbols are combined, then they symbolize fertility. There is also a relic of Padmasana shrine whose headboard

is inscribed with Balinese script and a few fragments of the buildings are made of stone, while fragment of the building is rectangle. Chief of Buangga customary village, IGN Arnawa, stated that local community truly hoped the government to pay attention to the temple existence. He assessed the government’s attention so far was very minimal associated with physical condition of the temple and cultural relics retained inside the temple. Meanwhile, various magical stories accompanied the existence of the Gelang Agung temple. One of them mentioned that in the past many juwuk linglang oranges grew around the temple and it was believed to have capability of reviving the dead. Similarly, turmeric was said to grow in the temple area where if harvested it would turn into gold. However, if it was taken home it would no longer be gold. “So far, we have a real experience where the food during the ceremony in the temple never turns stale despite being left for many days,” Ngaceng said. Jro Mangku Terum explained the structure of the Gelang Agung temple was not much different from other sanctum in general in Bali. It had a two-tiered meru shrine used to venerate Goddess Sri. In the temple also occurred a chamber to venerate Danghyang Dwijendra. In certain seasons, especially when the paddy plant belonging to residents of Buangga and surrounding residents was attacked by diseases, they would come to pray to the temple and beg salvation. Meanwhile, piodalan or anniversary of the temple fell on Buda (Wednesday) Umanis Julungwangi. (kmb)


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INDONESIA Four dead in connection with student brawl

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 and released by Marubeni Corp., a wind turbine, named Fukushima Mirai, is seen about 20 kilometers off the coast of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, is shown.

Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

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ONAHAMA PORT, Japan — Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though its significance is not limited to the energy it will produce. Symbolically, the turbines will help restore the role of energy supplier to a region decimated by a population exodus following the multiple meltdowns triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “Many people were victimized and hurt by the accident at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, so it is very meaningful to have a new source of energy — renewable energy — based here,” said Kazuyoshi Akaba, a vice minister of economy, trade and industry, after the turbine was turned on. “It is the government’s mission to ensure this project is a success,” he said. The project also highlights Japan’s aspirations to sell its advanced energy technology around the globe. Trading houses such as Marubeni Corp., which is leading the consortium building the offshore wind farm, are investing aggressively in renewable energy as well as conventional sources, helped by government policies aimed at nurturing favored industries.All of

Japan’s 50 viable nuclear reactors are offline for safety checks under new regulatory guidelines drawn up after the Fukushima disaster. Utility companies have applied to restart at least 14 reactors under those new guidelines, which include more stringent requirements for earthquake and tsunami protections, among other precautions. In Japan, the push to tap more renewable sources to help offset lost power capacity, and reduce costs for imported natural gas and oil, also got a boost last year with the implementation of a higher wholesale tariff for energy generated from non-conventional sources. Japan, whose coast is mostly ringed by deep waters, is pioneering floating wind turbine construction, required for seabed depths greater than 50 meters (165 feet). The 2 megawatt downwind floating turbine that began operation Monday was built at a dry dock near Tokyo and towed to its location off the northeastern coast. Six huge chains anchor it to the seabed 120 meters (almost 400 feet) below. The turbine is linked to a 66 kilovolt floating power substation, the world’s first according to the project operators, via an extra-high voltage

undersea cable. As the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. struggle to clean up from the nuclear disaster and begin the decades-long task of decommissioning Fukushima DaiIchi, Japan’s energy industry is in the midst of a transition whose outcome remains uncertain. Most leading members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the powerful business lobbies such as Keidanren, and many experts, argue that wind and other renewables alone simply cannot make up for the steady and huge baseload power produced by nuclear plants. “I favor renewables. But it would be irresponsible to create a pie-inthe-sky claim that renewables alone are the answer,” said Paul Scalise, a fellow at Tokyo University and expert on Japan’s energy industry. “There is no such thing as a perfect power source.” He cites figures showing wind power’s average generating capacity at 2 watts per square meter versus 20 watts per square meter for solar power — and 1,000 watts per square meter for nuclear. “We are moving ahead one step at a time. This wind farm is a symbol of our future,” Sato said.

Malé (Maldives) - A political crisis deepened in the Maldives Monday when parliament’s speaker warned caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that his mandate had expired after the country failed to hold elections on time. Speaker Abdulla Shahid, who is linked to the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), told Waheed that he had no right to govern because his time in office had lapsed under the terms of the constitution. The country’s controversial Supreme Court postponed a run-off presidential vote which could have elected a president on Sunday, a move slammed by the United States and likely to draw further international criticism. “There is no other provision for extending the period of office of the president,” the speaker said in a letter to Waheed. He also informed other branches of the state that Waheed was no longer able to exercise the powers of a president. When it blocked the run-off vote on Sunday, the Supreme Court said Waheed could continue to hold office until a run-off election is held on November 16, five days after his term should have ended Monday. The court, dominated by judges named during 30 years of autocratic rule by former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has blocked three attempts to elect a new leader for the Sunni Muslim nation of 350,000 people. Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected president who was ousted in February last year, is the frontrunner to return to power. He has accused the court and Waheed of deliberately blocking him. He secured nearly 47 percent of the vote in a first-round vote on Saturday, compared with just under 30 percent for his nearest rival Abdulla Yameen, the half brother of Gayoom. The United States accused the Supreme Court of “unduly” interfering in the democratic process by postponing the runoff, five years after the Indian Ocean islands introduced multi-party democracy for the first time. “Efforts by the Supreme Court to repeatedly and unduly interfere in the electoral process subverts Maldives’ democracy and takes decision-making out of the hands of the people,” the US embassy to the Maldives and Sri Lanka said Sunday. On Sunday night Waheed vowed he would not step down despite increasing opposition calls for him to go. “The president assured the public that he will resign on the 16th (after the run-off election) and will not accept any further delays to the elections,” Waheed’s spokesman Masood Imad told AFP. Nasheed resigned in February 2012 following demonstrations and a mutiny by security forces which he denounced as a coup engineered by Waheed and former strongman Gayoom. Despite the political uncertainty, the streets of Male were calm on Monday.

Olympic torch returns home from space station

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MOSCOW — A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule landed at 8:49 local time (0249 GMT), about three and a half hours after undocking from the station with Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin, American Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano of Italy aboard. The unlit Olympic torch was brought to the ISS on Thursday when three new crew members arrived. Two Russian crew members took it on a spacewalk Saturday. The capsule descended through brilliantly clear skies under a parachute. Yurchikhin, the mission commander, was extracted from the capsule within about 10 minutes of touchdown and carried to a reclining chair, where he was put under a blanket against the minus-4 (25 F) chill and began adjusting to the pull of gravity after 166 days of weightlessness. The torch, in a protective bag, was brought out and given to Yurchikhin to hold after it was unwrapped. He waved it a little and smiled. Nyberg was quickly given dark glasses to protect her eyes against the intense sunlight. Parmitano, the last out, appeared thrilled, grinning broadly and pumping his fists. All three were to be taken for tests at a medical tent at the landing site, then flown to the city of Karaganda for a welcome ceremony. Six people remain aboard the space station: Russians Oleg Kotov, Sergei Ryazansky and Mikhail Tyurin; NASA’s Michael Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio; and Koichi Wakata of Japan.

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SUKABUMI - Four senior high school students have been found dead in connection with a recent student brawl in Karangtengah, Sukabumi, West Java. The bodies of Muhamad Rizki Fadilah (17), Faizi Akbar (16), Indrianto (17), and Randika Febriansyah (15) were found by villagers living around the Cimahi river. “We are still investigating the case and have already questioned several witnesses. However, we have not named any suspects in the case because it seems that the four (students) died after they slipped into the river while trying to run away to avoid a clash with their student rivals,” Sukabumi resort police chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Asep Edi Suheri told Antara here on Monday. He said the police were still questioning witnesses from the victims’ state vocation school SMK Negeri I Cibadak and its rival, a private vocational school. He noted that based on the police’s initial investigation, the students’ death had not been the result of a physical clash but had occurred while they were running away to avoid the fight. “We have summoned representatives from the two schools to learn more about the students, and the bodies of the victims have been released to their families,” he stated. ANTARA FOTO/Fanny Octavianus

Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri said there was no reason to believe that Indonesia is having an economic crisis.

Indonesian economic conditions stabilizing

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JAKARTA - Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri said there was no reason to believe that Indonesia is having an economic crisis. “There is no reason to say that Indonesia is entering a crisis. There is also nothing such as a mini-crisis for Indonesia. Now, the country’s economic conditions have become stable,” he said after speaking at the “Mandiri Investment Forum 2013” here on Monday. He added that all indicators, including data issued by foreign economic institutions, have shown that Indonesia’s economic conditions remain positive. “The rupiah exchange rate has now remained stable after dropping in September,” he said. Chatib noted that he was also convinced that the economy would become more stable and Indonesia would be able to overcome a future crisis due to the government’s plan to simplify investment rules. “Right now, the government is compiling a revision of the list of negative investment areas, which

is expected to be able to increase investment and reduce repatriation of capital so that a positive impact would not only be felt in 2013, but also in the years to come, he said. He added that the World Bank has also raised the country’s rank from 128 to 120 in its ease of doing business index. “In terms of business competitiveness, Indonesia’s ranking has also jumped from 50th to 32nd in the world,” he added. Several quarters had earlier said that Indonesia’s economy was suffering from a mini-crisis as its growth had dropped to below six percent. The Mandiri Investment Forum 2013, which was organized by state-owned Bank Mandiri in cooperation with Mandiri Sekuritas and Goldman Sachs, brought together some 400 investors from home and abroad to boost invest-

ment in the country. Speakers at the forum, held under the theme “Indonesia: Preparing for the New Era” included Nouriel Roubini, an economics professor from New York University; Finance Minister Chatib Basri; Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan; State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan; the chairman of the Financial Service Authority, Muliaman Hadad; Jakarta governor Joko Widodo; and Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Mirza Adityaswara. Speakers from the business community included Mayora Commissioner Hermawan Lesmana; president director of state electricity company PT PLN Nur Pamudji; president director of PT Taspen Iqbal Latanro; president director of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance Kartika Wirjoatmodjo; president director of Pelindo II, R.J. Lino; and Astra Sedaya Finance CFO Hugeng Gozali.

Indonesians on trial over ‘evil’ Myanmar embassy plot Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Two suspected Indonesian extremists went on trial Monday accused of an “evil conspiracy” to bomb the Myanmar embassy to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims in that country. Rokhadi, 28 and Achmad Taufiq, 22, could face the death penalty over the plan to attack the mission in May, amid anger in Muslim-majority Indonesia at persecution of the stateless Rohingya in mainly Buddhist Myanmar. Rokhadi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, allegedly raised funds for the attack while Taufiq is accused of helping assemble bombs. Police say they foiled the plot when they arrested Taufiq, who was carrying a backpack full of pipe bombs, along with another man riding a motorbike in south Jakarta the night before the planned attack. “The accused carried out an evil conspiracy,” prosecutor Okto Ricardo told the South Jakarta District Court. The men “wanted to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta so that there would be casualties, injuries and damage” to put pressure on the government in Myanmar, whom they blamed for the attacks on the Rohingya, Ricardo said. There have been a string of attacks on minority Muslims in Myanmar since last year, mostly in the Rohingyas’ western home state of Rakhine. Hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands made homeless. Buddhist mobs are seen as the main perpetrators behind the attacks although rights groups have also accused Myanmar security forces of complicity in the violence -- an allegation denied by the authorities. Rokhadi and Taufiq are just two of several men who have been apprehended over the attacks. The trials of the accused got under way last week with the case of Separiano, who goes by one name. Rokhadi and Taufiq were tried separately on Monday but some of the charges against them were identical. The prosecutor told the court the men were part of an extremist group called Negara Islam Indonesia (the Islamic State of Indonesia). Rokhadi is accused of transferring 300,000 rupiah ($26) to the alleged mastermind of the plot, Sigit Indrajid, to buy a blender and hydrogen peroxide to help make bombs. Taufiq joined Indrajid and Separiano to mix together a highly combustible blend of chemicals that was placed into pipes, the court heard. Rokhadi and Taufiq have been charged under tough anti-terror laws which carry the death penalty. Rokhadi faces four charges, including conspiracy to commit an act of terror and fund-raising for terror activities, while Taufiq faces two charges. Indrajid has also been detained over the plot and will go on trial next week.


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Kertha Gosa: An ancient court of Justice Hall SEMARAPURA - Kertha Gosa at Semarapura, Klungkung represents one ofthe famous tourist destinations on the island. It is located in the heart of Semarapura town and its name is derived from Sanskrit words, namely kertha meaning peaceful and gasu from the word gositu Meaning announcement. On that account, the phrase kertha gosa conveys a building

Kertha Gosa are painted with narrative motifs, starting from the panel set up at east side with the plot rotating clockwise and ending at the panel at north side. Kertha Gosa was formded in 18th century and its ceiling is dotted with the famous style of Kamasan painting from the year 1930. During the Dutch administration (1908- 1942), Kertha Gosa was used as a court of justice for alleged criminals and lawbreakers. Along

with colonial legislation, the punishment system in Indonesia also c hanged from the Majapahit-style into continental punishment system brought by the Dutch, Rather than retaliation the ‘Exile’ system aims to improve the perpetrator so that he becomes acceptable to society. Paintings decorating the ceiling of conference hall aim at awakening the conscience of all trespassers to remind them not to repeat the bad-

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VALENCIA - Spanish rookie Marc Marquez held his nerve became the youngest MotoGP world champion at the age of 20 when he finished third in the final race of the season in Valencia on Sunday.

of Jurisdiction in the form of pavilion used by the kings to announce the legislation, jurisdiction, penalization and so forth, The building of Kertha Gosa is unique and fully embellished with high art value. Therefore, this place is worth visiting. Here also is Taman Gili, a floating pavilion (it seems to float because it is indeed deliberately founded in the middle of a fish pond). Decorative paintings on the ceiling of

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ness, At the same complex, there is also a museum called Semarajaya. This museum is set in a building which was formerly the Dutch High School, Its architectural design represents the Dutch style in combination with the Balinese traditional. Here we can see various ancient objects, historical objects including photos of documentation of the royal family of Klungkung Kingdom.

The Honda rider, who started from his ninth pole position of the year, played it safe by avoiding a thrilling tussle between defending champion Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, who went on to finish the race first and second. Marquez secured the title with 334 championship points, four ahead of twice former winner and Yamaha rider Lorenzo, and 34 in front of Pedrosa. He passed Freddie Spencer’s 30-year-old record from when the American won his maiden crown at the age of 21, also on a Honda, pipping compatriot Kenny Roberts in the final race of the year at Imola in 1983. “Congratulations Marc to you and the team! I couldn’t be happier for you! Enjoy this moment!,” the 51-year-old Spencer said on his Twitter feed. The Catalan-born Marquez also became only the fourth rider in the 65-year history of Grand Prix racing to win world titles in three different categories, along with M i k e

Hailwood, Phil Read and Valentino Rossi. “It was the longest race of the year for me,” Marquez told Spanish broadcaster Telecinco with a grin from ear to ear. “I was very nervous at the start. I know I had said I wasn’t, but I was. Jorge started very well and I wasn’t sure quite what to do. “The first 10 laps were the worst with Jorge and Dani in front and the others right behind, but I settled into it after that. “It has been a great year. This has arrived earlier than I expected. Maybe too early, but I want to thank everyone from my team and the fans.” Lorenzo, who had cranked up the pressure on Marquez by winning the last two races in Australia and Japan, flew off the grid to hit the front at the first bend with Spanish compatriot Pedrosa in second, and Marquez third. Pedrosa and Lorenzo went on to delight the fans with a battle for first place with Marquez watching from third, as the two rivals in front of him swapped positions

with breath-taking passes over the opening laps. With 10 laps gone Marquez hit the front, cutting inside the bend as the front two came together and Pedrosa was forced wide, dropping down to fifth. Race officials said they would investigate the incident on the MotoGP’s official Twitter feed.

DESERVED WINNER The 26-year-old Lorenzo muscled his way back to the front a lap later and the title rivals pulled away from the rest of the field, while Pedrosa recovered ground to pressure his Honda team mate in second. Marquez appeared to let Pedrosa pass him with five laps remaining and cruised across the line, Lorenzo’s third successive victory being too little, too late. “It’s been a great championship. To have two Spaniards fighting for the title at the end is something special,” said Lorenzo, who became the first MotoGP rider to win at least eight races in a season and not take the title. AP Photo/Alberto Saiz

MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain celebrates on the podium after the Spain’s Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix, the last race of the season, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste near Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Durant scores 33, Thunder beat Wizards in OT Associated Press Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a game-leveling 3 pointer late in regulation and the go-ahead foul shots in overtime to send the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards 106-105 on Sunday. John Wall missed a driving layup attempt at the buzzer for Washington, which was seeking its third straight win. Bradley Beal scored a careerhigh 34 points for the Wizards. Oklahoma City trailed 92-82 with 3:26 left with the fourth quarter, but went on a 14-4 run. Durant capped the burst with a straightaway 3-pointer

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot in front of Washington Wizards forward Nene (42) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

with 13.6 seconds left. Minnesota’s Kevin Martin scored 27 points and Kevin Love had 18 of his 25 points during a 47-point first quarter as the Timberwolves ended a 22-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-90 win. Ricky Rubio had 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who hadn’t beaten the Lakers since March 6, 2007. Minnesota took a 28-point lead during the highestscoring quarter in franchise history and maintained a healthy advantage all night in their first win over the Lakers at Staples Center since Dec. 2, 2005. Steve Blake scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, and Jodie Meeks added 16 for the Lakers, who have lost five of seven. At Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points and Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 23 as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-94. Morris shot 9 of 12, and has gone 30 for 38 from the field over his past three games while averaging 24.7

points in that span. Gerald Green scored 15 points and Goran Dragic added 12 for the Suns, who have won four of five. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek became the first coach in club history to win his first four home games. Jason Smith scored 22 points while Jrue Holiday and Anthony Morrow each had 16 for the Pelicans. Danny Green had 24 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for San Antonio as the Spurs pounded the New York Knicks 120-89 for their fourth straight victory. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and Tony Parker had 17 in a game that was close for about 3 minutes. San Antonio scored the first 10 points, led by as many as 37, and was in complete control in between. Tim Duncan took just four shots but finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds as San Antonio shot 54 percent. Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani both scored 16 for the Knicks.


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Manchester United’s Robin van Persie, left, celebrates with teammate Wayne Rooney after scoring against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 10, 2013.

Arsenal undone by Van Persie as United wins 1-0 Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — David Moyes has been waiting for a signature victory to kickstart his short, erratic tenure at Manchester United. Who better to get it against than the Premier League leaders? After falling short against title rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City so far this season, United finally delivered when it really mattered by beating Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday thanks to Robin van Persie’s 27th-minute goal against his former club. The reigning champions are back within sight of Arsenal in fifth place and on the march, unbeaten in nine games in all competitions. “I don’t think it puts out a statement,” said Moyes, who has struggled under the pressure of succeeding Alex Ferguson at United. “I think people have known for years how good Manchester United have been. “My job and the team’s job is to try to show we can do that again. We know we are going to get a few bloody noses along the way.” Since leaving north London for Manchester in August last year for 24 million pounds (then $38 million), Van Persie has scored in all three games against Arsenal. Still unable to forgive the Netherlands striker, Arsenal’s away contingent wasn’t shy in expressing their feelings toward Van Persie early in the game. The chants were crude and personal. Van Persie responded the only way he could — by scoring. Getting away from marker Olivier Giroud, he met Wayne Rooney’s corner with a header that looped into the top corner. Van Persie scored for the fourth straight match in the league and for a seventh time this campaign, as he looks to become the Premier League’s top scorer for a third sea-

son in a row. It was one of the few sights of goal in a cagey match in which Arsenal played well within itself, displaying an inferiority complex many thought had disappeared after its strong start to the season. This was only its first defeat since the opening-day loss to Aston Villa. “I felt we were a bit nervous at the start of the game and didn’t play our game and against a team like United who was nervous and a bit insecure, we gave them a little bit of comfort,” said Wenger, who was without Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky due to a virus that affected the squad during the days before the match. The Gunners were flat at the end of a week in which they beat Liverpool in the league and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. A win at Old Trafford would have put them 11 points clear of United. Now, they are just five points ahead of Moyes’ improving side. “We knew we had to win today at all costs,” Rooney said. “That was the toughest we’ve been to break down and we defended really well. We knew we could not afford to lose today, we couldn’t let Arsenal get 11 points away from us.” With Rooney often to the fore, United hounded the visitors into sloppy errors early on and kept playmaker Mesut Ozil on the periphery. Arsenal’s only half-chance fell to Giroud, and he headed over from the edge of the area from Aaron Ramsey’s cross. The Londoners were given a lift at halftime, however, with United

center back Nemanja Vidic not coming out for the second half after being clattered in the head by the hip of his goalkeeper, David de Gea, in the final seconds of the first half. Vidic was taken to a hospital but Moyes said the Serbian defender was conscious, adding: “As far as we know, he’s going to be OK.

Phil Jones, who had been shielding the defense brilliantly in central midfield, dropped into the backline and Arsenal’s silky midfielders finally had some space to perform. United initially remained in the ascendancy, with Rooney dragging a left-foot shot just wide from the edge of the area on the hour mark. But Arsenal slowly began to take command, probing around United’s area. Two devilish crosses by Bacary Sagna were missed by

Giroud then Nicklas Bendtner, Jones denied Giroud with a last-ditch tackle and the France striker slid a shot just wide of the post. However, De Gea was never seriously tested throughout. For the champions, it could be the victory that sparks their season. “It’s another step in the right direction for us, but we have a lot of steps to take here,” Moyes said. “It’s going to take a while to get it the way I want it to be. But I’m thrilled because the boys put in a great performance.”

Pirlo upstaged by Juve heir apparent Pogba Reuters

Playmaker Andrea Pirlo was upstaged by the player who could eventually take up his mantle at Juventus when Paul Pogba scored a spectacular third goal in their 3-0 win over Napoli on Sunday. With Juventus leading 1-0 and Napoli threatening to equalise, 34-year-old Pirlo brought down the house at the Juventus stadium when he fired a viciously dipping free kick over the defensive wall to score from nearly 30 metres. If Juventus fans though it could not get better than that, they were in for a surprise as Frenchman Paul Pogba, 14 years Pirlo’s junior, scored an even better goal. Collecting a pass around 30 metres from goal, he flicked the ball up then volleyed an unstoppable shot past hapless Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

“The coaching staff always tell me I have a good shot,” Pogba said in a post-match television interview. “Sometimes the ball ends up in the stands and sometimes it goes in, but I have to try.” Pirlo, whose role as a deep-lying playmaker makes him a rarity in modern football, has revitalised his career and Juventus since joining the club at the start of the 2011/12 season, guiding them to successive Serie A titles. Although he still sprays passes around the pitch with unerring accuracy and is remarkably sprightly, Juventus know he cannot go on forever and Pogba is seen as the leading candidate to take over his role. When Pogba left Manchester United for Juventus just over a year ago, it was a move which seemed to upset everybody. United were unhappy he had

turned his back on them and many Juve fans had wanted the club to sign Italian teenager Marco Verratti, who is now with Paris St Germain. Tall and fleet-footed, Pogba is a more physical presence than Pirlo and more likely to pop up in the opposition’s penalty area. “My role is to play where the coach wants,” said Pogba. “The coach likes me to go forward because I have physical strength and can score with either foot or with my head.” The question now is whether Juve can afford to keep him. “I am trying to think what will happen if we get a massive offer in two or three years’ time, will we be able to retain him?” club president Andrea Agnelli said during the Leaders in Football conference in London last month. “I don’t think at the moment we have the (financial) strength to retain such a player.”

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Barcelona’s Messi out with 3rd injury of season Associated Press Writer

SEVILLE, Spain — Just when Lionel Messi appeared to be back to his scoring ways, Barcelona’s star forward picked up his third leg injury of the season during Sunday’s 4-1 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league. Messi hurt his left leg during a sprint while challenging for the ball with a Betis defender in the 18th minute. Barcelona said that Messi had a “muscle injury in his left thigh” and that he would undergo medical tests on Monday. The four-time world player of the year immediately told his team dugout that he was hurt, and Andres Iniesta replaced him in the 21st. Messi went straight to the bench and sat alongside the rest of his teammates. “We will see tomorrow,” said Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta. “It’s never good news when a player has another injury, and above all when he is named Lionel Messi. “My opinion is that we can’t rush him back.” On Wednesday, Messi had ended a four-game scoring drought— his longest since the 2010-11 season— by netting two goals in a 3-1 win over AC Milan in the Champions League. Against last-place Betis, Barcelona didn’t miss their all-time leading scorer. Cesc Fabregas filled in to set up Neymar’s opener before scoring two goals after Pedro Rodriguez had extended the lead. However, Barcelona may have also lost Fabregas after he left the game in the 82nd with pain in his right knee. “I started with some pain in my knee,” said Fabregas. “I was fine but it got worse as the game went on. I prefer to be cautious because I hurt my knee a few years ago.” Fabregas said that he would also urge Messi to take his time. “I had the same problem for two years,” he said. “You want to come back quickly, but you have to wait. You have to be sure to recover fully from this kind of injury. If not it just keeps coming back.” Messi has missed several games this season with nagging muscle injuries. He first hurt his left thigh in the Spanish Super Cup in August. He then injured his right thigh in a league match at Almeria in September. The Argentina star was also sidelined at the end of last season with a right hamstring pull. While still being his team’s top scorer with eight goals in the Spanish league and six in the Champions League, Messi has struggled at times this season to break down opposing defenses lacking his usual bursts of speed.

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Marseille’s French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac scores a penalty against Sochaux, during their League One soccer match, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Marseille beats Sochaux to end dismal run of form

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PARIS — Andre-Pierre Gignac scored a late penalty as Marseille beat strugglers Sochaux 2-1 in the French league for its first win in eight games. Gignac struck his spot-kick firmly down the middle in the 83rd minute for his fifth league goal of the season, handing Marseille its first win since Sept. 28 after six defeats and one draw in the previous seven games. Defender Mathieu Peybernes was adjudged to have handled Gignac’s shot and the referee gave the penalty after consulting his linesman, prompting an angry reaction from Sochaux coach Herve Renard. Marseille, which has lost all four of its matches in the Champions

League this season, is in fifth place with 21 points, two points behind fourth-place Nantes, which won 3-0 at Bordeaux earlier Sunday. Paris Saint-Germain remains unbeaten and has a four-point lead over second-place Lille and leads Monaco by five. Winger Florian Thauvin scored for the third time in the past four games to put Marseille ahead in the fifth minute, heading in Benjamin Mendy’s cross from the left, and he almost scored again midway through the first half only to be denied by goalkeeper Simon Pouplin. Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka leveled in the 60th with a superb strike from the right side of the penalty area into the top left corner.

Moments after the equalizer, Pouplin made a smart save to keep out forward Jordan Ayew’s angled drive, then it was Marseille goalie Steve Mandanda’s turn to shine as he flung himself to block midfielder Roy Contout’s drive. Sochaux remains in last place with just seven points. Midfielder Lucas Deaux paid tribute to the large army of traveling Nantes fans after another impressive win for the newly-promoted side. “When I see other teams playing on television, there are three or four blokes watching the away team. With our lot are three or four thousand and this inspires us,” Deaux said. “Bordeaux didn’t make the most of the 30 minutes or so when we struggled. After that, their chance had gone.”

Cruzeiro celebrate even though title still not wrapped up Reuters

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina sits on the field during his team’s La Liga soccer match against Betis at the Benito Villamarin stadium, in Seville, Spain on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

SAO PAULO - Cruzeiro players celebrated winning the Brazilian league in front of a packed house on Sunday even though they still need two points to guarantee their first title since 2003. Players lifted cardboard cups and almost 60,000 fans at the Mineirao stadium cheered them on a lap of honour after their 3-0 win over thirdplaced Gremio. With five matches remaining, the

Belo Horizonte club are 13 points ahead of second placed Atletico Paranaense, who beat Sao Paulo 3-0 and need to win all their games to prevent the inevitable. “It’s very difficult for us not to get any more points,” said Cruzeiro striker Borges, whose first half overhead kick set them on their way. Willian and Ricardo Goulart scored in the second half to secure the win and the supporters erupted when the final whistle went. Cruzeiro will not play at home for

at least three more weeks and so fans, believing the title a certainty, took the chance to celebrate. Securing the title would cap a remarkable year for Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil’s most passionate footballing cities. Cruzeiro’s fierce rivals Atletico Mineiro won the Copa Libertadores in July. It would also mark the first time a club outside Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo has won the Serie A since 2003. Cruzeiro’s next game is against sixthplaced Vitoria on Wednesday.


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Manchester United’s Robin van Persie, left, celebrates with teammate Wayne Rooney after scoring against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 10, 2013.

Arsenal undone by Van Persie as United wins 1-0 Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — David Moyes has been waiting for a signature victory to kickstart his short, erratic tenure at Manchester United. Who better to get it against than the Premier League leaders? After falling short against title rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City so far this season, United finally delivered when it really mattered by beating Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday thanks to Robin van Persie’s 27th-minute goal against his former club. The reigning champions are back within sight of Arsenal in fifth place and on the march, unbeaten in nine games in all competitions. “I don’t think it puts out a statement,” said Moyes, who has struggled under the pressure of succeeding Alex Ferguson at United. “I think people have known for years how good Manchester United have been. “My job and the team’s job is to try to show we can do that again. We know we are going to get a few bloody noses along the way.” Since leaving north London for Manchester in August last year for 24 million pounds (then $38 million), Van Persie has scored in all three games against Arsenal. Still unable to forgive the Netherlands striker, Arsenal’s away contingent wasn’t shy in expressing their feelings toward Van Persie early in the game. The chants were crude and personal. Van Persie responded the only way he could — by scoring. Getting away from marker Olivier Giroud, he met Wayne Rooney’s corner with a header that looped into the top corner. Van Persie scored for the fourth straight match in the league and for a seventh time this campaign, as he looks to become the Premier League’s top scorer for a third sea-

son in a row. It was one of the few sights of goal in a cagey match in which Arsenal played well within itself, displaying an inferiority complex many thought had disappeared after its strong start to the season. This was only its first defeat since the opening-day loss to Aston Villa. “I felt we were a bit nervous at the start of the game and didn’t play our game and against a team like United who was nervous and a bit insecure, we gave them a little bit of comfort,” said Wenger, who was without Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky due to a virus that affected the squad during the days before the match. The Gunners were flat at the end of a week in which they beat Liverpool in the league and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. A win at Old Trafford would have put them 11 points clear of United. Now, they are just five points ahead of Moyes’ improving side. “We knew we had to win today at all costs,” Rooney said. “That was the toughest we’ve been to break down and we defended really well. We knew we could not afford to lose today, we couldn’t let Arsenal get 11 points away from us.” With Rooney often to the fore, United hounded the visitors into sloppy errors early on and kept playmaker Mesut Ozil on the periphery. Arsenal’s only half-chance fell to Giroud, and he headed over from the edge of the area from Aaron Ramsey’s cross. The Londoners were given a lift at halftime, however, with United

center back Nemanja Vidic not coming out for the second half after being clattered in the head by the hip of his goalkeeper, David de Gea, in the final seconds of the first half. Vidic was taken to a hospital but Moyes said the Serbian defender was conscious, adding: “As far as we know, he’s going to be OK.

Phil Jones, who had been shielding the defense brilliantly in central midfield, dropped into the backline and Arsenal’s silky midfielders finally had some space to perform. United initially remained in the ascendancy, with Rooney dragging a left-foot shot just wide from the edge of the area on the hour mark. But Arsenal slowly began to take command, probing around United’s area. Two devilish crosses by Bacary Sagna were missed by

Giroud then Nicklas Bendtner, Jones denied Giroud with a last-ditch tackle and the France striker slid a shot just wide of the post. However, De Gea was never seriously tested throughout. For the champions, it could be the victory that sparks their season. “It’s another step in the right direction for us, but we have a lot of steps to take here,” Moyes said. “It’s going to take a while to get it the way I want it to be. But I’m thrilled because the boys put in a great performance.”

Pirlo upstaged by Juve heir apparent Pogba Reuters

Playmaker Andrea Pirlo was upstaged by the player who could eventually take up his mantle at Juventus when Paul Pogba scored a spectacular third goal in their 3-0 win over Napoli on Sunday. With Juventus leading 1-0 and Napoli threatening to equalise, 34-year-old Pirlo brought down the house at the Juventus stadium when he fired a viciously dipping free kick over the defensive wall to score from nearly 30 metres. If Juventus fans though it could not get better than that, they were in for a surprise as Frenchman Paul Pogba, 14 years Pirlo’s junior, scored an even better goal. Collecting a pass around 30 metres from goal, he flicked the ball up then volleyed an unstoppable shot past hapless Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

“The coaching staff always tell me I have a good shot,” Pogba said in a post-match television interview. “Sometimes the ball ends up in the stands and sometimes it goes in, but I have to try.” Pirlo, whose role as a deep-lying playmaker makes him a rarity in modern football, has revitalised his career and Juventus since joining the club at the start of the 2011/12 season, guiding them to successive Serie A titles. Although he still sprays passes around the pitch with unerring accuracy and is remarkably sprightly, Juventus know he cannot go on forever and Pogba is seen as the leading candidate to take over his role. When Pogba left Manchester United for Juventus just over a year ago, it was a move which seemed to upset everybody. United were unhappy he had

turned his back on them and many Juve fans had wanted the club to sign Italian teenager Marco Verratti, who is now with Paris St Germain. Tall and fleet-footed, Pogba is a more physical presence than Pirlo and more likely to pop up in the opposition’s penalty area. “My role is to play where the coach wants,” said Pogba. “The coach likes me to go forward because I have physical strength and can score with either foot or with my head.” The question now is whether Juve can afford to keep him. “I am trying to think what will happen if we get a massive offer in two or three years’ time, will we be able to retain him?” club president Andrea Agnelli said during the Leaders in Football conference in London last month. “I don’t think at the moment we have the (financial) strength to retain such a player.”

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Barcelona’s Messi out with 3rd injury of season Associated Press Writer

SEVILLE, Spain — Just when Lionel Messi appeared to be back to his scoring ways, Barcelona’s star forward picked up his third leg injury of the season during Sunday’s 4-1 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league. Messi hurt his left leg during a sprint while challenging for the ball with a Betis defender in the 18th minute. Barcelona said that Messi had a “muscle injury in his left thigh” and that he would undergo medical tests on Monday. The four-time world player of the year immediately told his team dugout that he was hurt, and Andres Iniesta replaced him in the 21st. Messi went straight to the bench and sat alongside the rest of his teammates. “We will see tomorrow,” said Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta. “It’s never good news when a player has another injury, and above all when he is named Lionel Messi. “My opinion is that we can’t rush him back.” On Wednesday, Messi had ended a four-game scoring drought— his longest since the 2010-11 season— by netting two goals in a 3-1 win over AC Milan in the Champions League. Against last-place Betis, Barcelona didn’t miss their all-time leading scorer. Cesc Fabregas filled in to set up Neymar’s opener before scoring two goals after Pedro Rodriguez had extended the lead. However, Barcelona may have also lost Fabregas after he left the game in the 82nd with pain in his right knee. “I started with some pain in my knee,” said Fabregas. “I was fine but it got worse as the game went on. I prefer to be cautious because I hurt my knee a few years ago.” Fabregas said that he would also urge Messi to take his time. “I had the same problem for two years,” he said. “You want to come back quickly, but you have to wait. You have to be sure to recover fully from this kind of injury. If not it just keeps coming back.” Messi has missed several games this season with nagging muscle injuries. He first hurt his left thigh in the Spanish Super Cup in August. He then injured his right thigh in a league match at Almeria in September. The Argentina star was also sidelined at the end of last season with a right hamstring pull. While still being his team’s top scorer with eight goals in the Spanish league and six in the Champions League, Messi has struggled at times this season to break down opposing defenses lacking his usual bursts of speed.

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Marseille’s French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac scores a penalty against Sochaux, during their League One soccer match, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Marseille beats Sochaux to end dismal run of form

Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Andre-Pierre Gignac scored a late penalty as Marseille beat strugglers Sochaux 2-1 in the French league for its first win in eight games. Gignac struck his spot-kick firmly down the middle in the 83rd minute for his fifth league goal of the season, handing Marseille its first win since Sept. 28 after six defeats and one draw in the previous seven games. Defender Mathieu Peybernes was adjudged to have handled Gignac’s shot and the referee gave the penalty after consulting his linesman, prompting an angry reaction from Sochaux coach Herve Renard. Marseille, which has lost all four of its matches in the Champions

League this season, is in fifth place with 21 points, two points behind fourth-place Nantes, which won 3-0 at Bordeaux earlier Sunday. Paris Saint-Germain remains unbeaten and has a four-point lead over second-place Lille and leads Monaco by five. Winger Florian Thauvin scored for the third time in the past four games to put Marseille ahead in the fifth minute, heading in Benjamin Mendy’s cross from the left, and he almost scored again midway through the first half only to be denied by goalkeeper Simon Pouplin. Zambia striker Emmanuel Mayuka leveled in the 60th with a superb strike from the right side of the penalty area into the top left corner.

Moments after the equalizer, Pouplin made a smart save to keep out forward Jordan Ayew’s angled drive, then it was Marseille goalie Steve Mandanda’s turn to shine as he flung himself to block midfielder Roy Contout’s drive. Sochaux remains in last place with just seven points. Midfielder Lucas Deaux paid tribute to the large army of traveling Nantes fans after another impressive win for the newly-promoted side. “When I see other teams playing on television, there are three or four blokes watching the away team. With our lot are three or four thousand and this inspires us,” Deaux said. “Bordeaux didn’t make the most of the 30 minutes or so when we struggled. After that, their chance had gone.”

Cruzeiro celebrate even though title still not wrapped up Reuters

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina sits on the field during his team’s La Liga soccer match against Betis at the Benito Villamarin stadium, in Seville, Spain on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

SAO PAULO - Cruzeiro players celebrated winning the Brazilian league in front of a packed house on Sunday even though they still need two points to guarantee their first title since 2003. Players lifted cardboard cups and almost 60,000 fans at the Mineirao stadium cheered them on a lap of honour after their 3-0 win over thirdplaced Gremio. With five matches remaining, the

Belo Horizonte club are 13 points ahead of second placed Atletico Paranaense, who beat Sao Paulo 3-0 and need to win all their games to prevent the inevitable. “It’s very difficult for us not to get any more points,” said Cruzeiro striker Borges, whose first half overhead kick set them on their way. Willian and Ricardo Goulart scored in the second half to secure the win and the supporters erupted when the final whistle went. Cruzeiro will not play at home for

at least three more weeks and so fans, believing the title a certainty, took the chance to celebrate. Securing the title would cap a remarkable year for Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil’s most passionate footballing cities. Cruzeiro’s fierce rivals Atletico Mineiro won the Copa Libertadores in July. It would also mark the first time a club outside Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo has won the Serie A since 2003. Cruzeiro’s next game is against sixthplaced Vitoria on Wednesday.


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Kertha Gosa: An ancient court of Justice Hall SEMARAPURA - Kertha Gosa at Semarapura, Klungkung represents one ofthe famous tourist destinations on the island. It is located in the heart of Semarapura town and its name is derived from Sanskrit words, namely kertha meaning peaceful and gasu from the word gositu Meaning announcement. On that account, the phrase kertha gosa conveys a building

Kertha Gosa are painted with narrative motifs, starting from the panel set up at east side with the plot rotating clockwise and ending at the panel at north side. Kertha Gosa was formded in 18th century and its ceiling is dotted with the famous style of Kamasan painting from the year 1930. During the Dutch administration (1908- 1942), Kertha Gosa was used as a court of justice for alleged criminals and lawbreakers. Along

with colonial legislation, the punishment system in Indonesia also c hanged from the Majapahit-style into continental punishment system brought by the Dutch, Rather than retaliation the ‘Exile’ system aims to improve the perpetrator so that he becomes acceptable to society. Paintings decorating the ceiling of conference hall aim at awakening the conscience of all trespassers to remind them not to repeat the bad-

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VALENCIA - Spanish rookie Marc Marquez held his nerve became the youngest MotoGP world champion at the age of 20 when he finished third in the final race of the season in Valencia on Sunday.

of Jurisdiction in the form of pavilion used by the kings to announce the legislation, jurisdiction, penalization and so forth, The building of Kertha Gosa is unique and fully embellished with high art value. Therefore, this place is worth visiting. Here also is Taman Gili, a floating pavilion (it seems to float because it is indeed deliberately founded in the middle of a fish pond). Decorative paintings on the ceiling of

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ness, At the same complex, there is also a museum called Semarajaya. This museum is set in a building which was formerly the Dutch High School, Its architectural design represents the Dutch style in combination with the Balinese traditional. Here we can see various ancient objects, historical objects including photos of documentation of the royal family of Klungkung Kingdom.

The Honda rider, who started from his ninth pole position of the year, played it safe by avoiding a thrilling tussle between defending champion Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, who went on to finish the race first and second. Marquez secured the title with 334 championship points, four ahead of twice former winner and Yamaha rider Lorenzo, and 34 in front of Pedrosa. He passed Freddie Spencer’s 30-year-old record from when the American won his maiden crown at the age of 21, also on a Honda, pipping compatriot Kenny Roberts in the final race of the year at Imola in 1983. “Congratulations Marc to you and the team! I couldn’t be happier for you! Enjoy this moment!,” the 51-year-old Spencer said on his Twitter feed. The Catalan-born Marquez also became only the fourth rider in the 65-year history of Grand Prix racing to win world titles in three different categories, along with M i k e

Hailwood, Phil Read and Valentino Rossi. “It was the longest race of the year for me,” Marquez told Spanish broadcaster Telecinco with a grin from ear to ear. “I was very nervous at the start. I know I had said I wasn’t, but I was. Jorge started very well and I wasn’t sure quite what to do. “The first 10 laps were the worst with Jorge and Dani in front and the others right behind, but I settled into it after that. “It has been a great year. This has arrived earlier than I expected. Maybe too early, but I want to thank everyone from my team and the fans.” Lorenzo, who had cranked up the pressure on Marquez by winning the last two races in Australia and Japan, flew off the grid to hit the front at the first bend with Spanish compatriot Pedrosa in second, and Marquez third. Pedrosa and Lorenzo went on to delight the fans with a battle for first place with Marquez watching from third, as the two rivals in front of him swapped positions

with breath-taking passes over the opening laps. With 10 laps gone Marquez hit the front, cutting inside the bend as the front two came together and Pedrosa was forced wide, dropping down to fifth. Race officials said they would investigate the incident on the MotoGP’s official Twitter feed.

DESERVED WINNER The 26-year-old Lorenzo muscled his way back to the front a lap later and the title rivals pulled away from the rest of the field, while Pedrosa recovered ground to pressure his Honda team mate in second. Marquez appeared to let Pedrosa pass him with five laps remaining and cruised across the line, Lorenzo’s third successive victory being too little, too late. “It’s been a great championship. To have two Spaniards fighting for the title at the end is something special,” said Lorenzo, who became the first MotoGP rider to win at least eight races in a season and not take the title. AP Photo/Alberto Saiz

MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain celebrates on the podium after the Spain’s Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix, the last race of the season, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste near Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Durant scores 33, Thunder beat Wizards in OT Associated Press Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a game-leveling 3 pointer late in regulation and the go-ahead foul shots in overtime to send the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards 106-105 on Sunday. John Wall missed a driving layup attempt at the buzzer for Washington, which was seeking its third straight win. Bradley Beal scored a careerhigh 34 points for the Wizards. Oklahoma City trailed 92-82 with 3:26 left with the fourth quarter, but went on a 14-4 run. Durant capped the burst with a straightaway 3-pointer

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot in front of Washington Wizards forward Nene (42) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

with 13.6 seconds left. Minnesota’s Kevin Martin scored 27 points and Kevin Love had 18 of his 25 points during a 47-point first quarter as the Timberwolves ended a 22-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-90 win. Ricky Rubio had 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who hadn’t beaten the Lakers since March 6, 2007. Minnesota took a 28-point lead during the highestscoring quarter in franchise history and maintained a healthy advantage all night in their first win over the Lakers at Staples Center since Dec. 2, 2005. Steve Blake scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, and Jodie Meeks added 16 for the Lakers, who have lost five of seven. At Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points and Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 23 as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-94. Morris shot 9 of 12, and has gone 30 for 38 from the field over his past three games while averaging 24.7

points in that span. Gerald Green scored 15 points and Goran Dragic added 12 for the Suns, who have won four of five. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek became the first coach in club history to win his first four home games. Jason Smith scored 22 points while Jrue Holiday and Anthony Morrow each had 16 for the Pelicans. Danny Green had 24 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for San Antonio as the Spurs pounded the New York Knicks 120-89 for their fourth straight victory. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and Tony Parker had 17 in a game that was close for about 3 minutes. San Antonio scored the first 10 points, led by as many as 37, and was in complete control in between. Tim Duncan took just four shots but finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds as San Antonio shot 54 percent. Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani both scored 16 for the Knicks.


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INDONESIA Four dead in connection with student brawl

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 and released by Marubeni Corp., a wind turbine, named Fukushima Mirai, is seen about 20 kilometers off the coast of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, is shown.

Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

Associated Press Writer

ONAHAMA PORT, Japan — Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though its significance is not limited to the energy it will produce. Symbolically, the turbines will help restore the role of energy supplier to a region decimated by a population exodus following the multiple meltdowns triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “Many people were victimized and hurt by the accident at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, so it is very meaningful to have a new source of energy — renewable energy — based here,” said Kazuyoshi Akaba, a vice minister of economy, trade and industry, after the turbine was turned on. “It is the government’s mission to ensure this project is a success,” he said. The project also highlights Japan’s aspirations to sell its advanced energy technology around the globe. Trading houses such as Marubeni Corp., which is leading the consortium building the offshore wind farm, are investing aggressively in renewable energy as well as conventional sources, helped by government policies aimed at nurturing favored industries.All of

Japan’s 50 viable nuclear reactors are offline for safety checks under new regulatory guidelines drawn up after the Fukushima disaster. Utility companies have applied to restart at least 14 reactors under those new guidelines, which include more stringent requirements for earthquake and tsunami protections, among other precautions. In Japan, the push to tap more renewable sources to help offset lost power capacity, and reduce costs for imported natural gas and oil, also got a boost last year with the implementation of a higher wholesale tariff for energy generated from non-conventional sources. Japan, whose coast is mostly ringed by deep waters, is pioneering floating wind turbine construction, required for seabed depths greater than 50 meters (165 feet). The 2 megawatt downwind floating turbine that began operation Monday was built at a dry dock near Tokyo and towed to its location off the northeastern coast. Six huge chains anchor it to the seabed 120 meters (almost 400 feet) below. The turbine is linked to a 66 kilovolt floating power substation, the world’s first according to the project operators, via an extra-high voltage

undersea cable. As the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. struggle to clean up from the nuclear disaster and begin the decades-long task of decommissioning Fukushima DaiIchi, Japan’s energy industry is in the midst of a transition whose outcome remains uncertain. Most leading members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the powerful business lobbies such as Keidanren, and many experts, argue that wind and other renewables alone simply cannot make up for the steady and huge baseload power produced by nuclear plants. “I favor renewables. But it would be irresponsible to create a pie-inthe-sky claim that renewables alone are the answer,” said Paul Scalise, a fellow at Tokyo University and expert on Japan’s energy industry. “There is no such thing as a perfect power source.” He cites figures showing wind power’s average generating capacity at 2 watts per square meter versus 20 watts per square meter for solar power — and 1,000 watts per square meter for nuclear. “We are moving ahead one step at a time. This wind farm is a symbol of our future,” Sato said.

Malé (Maldives) - A political crisis deepened in the Maldives Monday when parliament’s speaker warned caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that his mandate had expired after the country failed to hold elections on time. Speaker Abdulla Shahid, who is linked to the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), told Waheed that he had no right to govern because his time in office had lapsed under the terms of the constitution. The country’s controversial Supreme Court postponed a run-off presidential vote which could have elected a president on Sunday, a move slammed by the United States and likely to draw further international criticism. “There is no other provision for extending the period of office of the president,” the speaker said in a letter to Waheed. He also informed other branches of the state that Waheed was no longer able to exercise the powers of a president. When it blocked the run-off vote on Sunday, the Supreme Court said Waheed could continue to hold office until a run-off election is held on November 16, five days after his term should have ended Monday. The court, dominated by judges named during 30 years of autocratic rule by former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has blocked three attempts to elect a new leader for the Sunni Muslim nation of 350,000 people. Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected president who was ousted in February last year, is the frontrunner to return to power. He has accused the court and Waheed of deliberately blocking him. He secured nearly 47 percent of the vote in a first-round vote on Saturday, compared with just under 30 percent for his nearest rival Abdulla Yameen, the half brother of Gayoom. The United States accused the Supreme Court of “unduly” interfering in the democratic process by postponing the runoff, five years after the Indian Ocean islands introduced multi-party democracy for the first time. “Efforts by the Supreme Court to repeatedly and unduly interfere in the electoral process subverts Maldives’ democracy and takes decision-making out of the hands of the people,” the US embassy to the Maldives and Sri Lanka said Sunday. On Sunday night Waheed vowed he would not step down despite increasing opposition calls for him to go. “The president assured the public that he will resign on the 16th (after the run-off election) and will not accept any further delays to the elections,” Waheed’s spokesman Masood Imad told AFP. Nasheed resigned in February 2012 following demonstrations and a mutiny by security forces which he denounced as a coup engineered by Waheed and former strongman Gayoom. Despite the political uncertainty, the streets of Male were calm on Monday.

Olympic torch returns home from space station

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MOSCOW — A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule landed at 8:49 local time (0249 GMT), about three and a half hours after undocking from the station with Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin, American Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano of Italy aboard. The unlit Olympic torch was brought to the ISS on Thursday when three new crew members arrived. Two Russian crew members took it on a spacewalk Saturday. The capsule descended through brilliantly clear skies under a parachute. Yurchikhin, the mission commander, was extracted from the capsule within about 10 minutes of touchdown and carried to a reclining chair, where he was put under a blanket against the minus-4 (25 F) chill and began adjusting to the pull of gravity after 166 days of weightlessness. The torch, in a protective bag, was brought out and given to Yurchikhin to hold after it was unwrapped. He waved it a little and smiled. Nyberg was quickly given dark glasses to protect her eyes against the intense sunlight. Parmitano, the last out, appeared thrilled, grinning broadly and pumping his fists. All three were to be taken for tests at a medical tent at the landing site, then flown to the city of Karaganda for a welcome ceremony. Six people remain aboard the space station: Russians Oleg Kotov, Sergei Ryazansky and Mikhail Tyurin; NASA’s Michael Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio; and Koichi Wakata of Japan.

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SUKABUMI - Four senior high school students have been found dead in connection with a recent student brawl in Karangtengah, Sukabumi, West Java. The bodies of Muhamad Rizki Fadilah (17), Faizi Akbar (16), Indrianto (17), and Randika Febriansyah (15) were found by villagers living around the Cimahi river. “We are still investigating the case and have already questioned several witnesses. However, we have not named any suspects in the case because it seems that the four (students) died after they slipped into the river while trying to run away to avoid a clash with their student rivals,” Sukabumi resort police chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Asep Edi Suheri told Antara here on Monday. He said the police were still questioning witnesses from the victims’ state vocation school SMK Negeri I Cibadak and its rival, a private vocational school. He noted that based on the police’s initial investigation, the students’ death had not been the result of a physical clash but had occurred while they were running away to avoid the fight. “We have summoned representatives from the two schools to learn more about the students, and the bodies of the victims have been released to their families,” he stated. ANTARA FOTO/Fanny Octavianus

Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri said there was no reason to believe that Indonesia is having an economic crisis.

Indonesian economic conditions stabilizing

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JAKARTA - Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri said there was no reason to believe that Indonesia is having an economic crisis. “There is no reason to say that Indonesia is entering a crisis. There is also nothing such as a mini-crisis for Indonesia. Now, the country’s economic conditions have become stable,” he said after speaking at the “Mandiri Investment Forum 2013” here on Monday. He added that all indicators, including data issued by foreign economic institutions, have shown that Indonesia’s economic conditions remain positive. “The rupiah exchange rate has now remained stable after dropping in September,” he said. Chatib noted that he was also convinced that the economy would become more stable and Indonesia would be able to overcome a future crisis due to the government’s plan to simplify investment rules. “Right now, the government is compiling a revision of the list of negative investment areas, which

is expected to be able to increase investment and reduce repatriation of capital so that a positive impact would not only be felt in 2013, but also in the years to come, he said. He added that the World Bank has also raised the country’s rank from 128 to 120 in its ease of doing business index. “In terms of business competitiveness, Indonesia’s ranking has also jumped from 50th to 32nd in the world,” he added. Several quarters had earlier said that Indonesia’s economy was suffering from a mini-crisis as its growth had dropped to below six percent. The Mandiri Investment Forum 2013, which was organized by state-owned Bank Mandiri in cooperation with Mandiri Sekuritas and Goldman Sachs, brought together some 400 investors from home and abroad to boost invest-

ment in the country. Speakers at the forum, held under the theme “Indonesia: Preparing for the New Era” included Nouriel Roubini, an economics professor from New York University; Finance Minister Chatib Basri; Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan; State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan; the chairman of the Financial Service Authority, Muliaman Hadad; Jakarta governor Joko Widodo; and Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Mirza Adityaswara. Speakers from the business community included Mayora Commissioner Hermawan Lesmana; president director of state electricity company PT PLN Nur Pamudji; president director of PT Taspen Iqbal Latanro; president director of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance Kartika Wirjoatmodjo; president director of Pelindo II, R.J. Lino; and Astra Sedaya Finance CFO Hugeng Gozali.

Indonesians on trial over ‘evil’ Myanmar embassy plot Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Two suspected Indonesian extremists went on trial Monday accused of an “evil conspiracy” to bomb the Myanmar embassy to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims in that country. Rokhadi, 28 and Achmad Taufiq, 22, could face the death penalty over the plan to attack the mission in May, amid anger in Muslim-majority Indonesia at persecution of the stateless Rohingya in mainly Buddhist Myanmar. Rokhadi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, allegedly raised funds for the attack while Taufiq is accused of helping assemble bombs. Police say they foiled the plot when they arrested Taufiq, who was carrying a backpack full of pipe bombs, along with another man riding a motorbike in south Jakarta the night before the planned attack. “The accused carried out an evil conspiracy,” prosecutor Okto Ricardo told the South Jakarta District Court. The men “wanted to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta so that there would be casualties, injuries and damage” to put pressure on the government in Myanmar, whom they blamed for the attacks on the Rohingya, Ricardo said. There have been a string of attacks on minority Muslims in Myanmar since last year, mostly in the Rohingyas’ western home state of Rakhine. Hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands made homeless. Buddhist mobs are seen as the main perpetrators behind the attacks although rights groups have also accused Myanmar security forces of complicity in the violence -- an allegation denied by the authorities. Rokhadi and Taufiq are just two of several men who have been apprehended over the attacks. The trials of the accused got under way last week with the case of Separiano, who goes by one name. Rokhadi and Taufiq were tried separately on Monday but some of the charges against them were identical. The prosecutor told the court the men were part of an extremist group called Negara Islam Indonesia (the Islamic State of Indonesia). Rokhadi is accused of transferring 300,000 rupiah ($26) to the alleged mastermind of the plot, Sigit Indrajid, to buy a blender and hydrogen peroxide to help make bombs. Taufiq joined Indrajid and Separiano to mix together a highly combustible blend of chemicals that was placed into pipes, the court heard. Rokhadi and Taufiq have been charged under tough anti-terror laws which carry the death penalty. Rokhadi faces four charges, including conspiracy to commit an act of terror and fund-raising for terror activities, while Taufiq faces two charges. Indrajid has also been detained over the plot and will go on trial next week.


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Ring road plan at Tanjung Benoa

Estimated to require a fund worth IDR 300 billion

China to allow more private investment in state firms

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MANGUPURA - The study on the ring road around the area of Tanjung Benoa, South Kuta subdistrict, has completed. Unmitigatedly, when the project is confirmed to be worked on the fund required is estimated to reach around IDR 300 billion. Such large amount of budget causes the Badung government to still review the financing scheme.

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BEIJING - China will open its state-owned firms to greater investment by private companies, a state-run newspaper reported Monday, as media ramp up expectations from a top Communist Party meeting on economic reforms. According to the China Daily, private partners will be allowed to take 10 to 15 percent stakes in the country’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The move would give such companies or investors a bigger say in decision-making, it quoted officials of the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) as saying. The agency is a powerful body that oversees large SOEs collectively worth trillions of dollars, many of which enjoy monopolies in key sectors such as rail and energy. The change appears to differ from existing partial flotations of SOEs where China’s big four state-owned banks are all quoted in Hong Kong and other overseas markets, as are units of oil giants Sinopec, CNOOC and CNPC, several subsidiaries of conglomerate China Resources, telecom behemoths China Mobile and China Unicom, and scores of other entities. But partnerships are rare, with the China Daily noting the “rare exception” of a 2003 deal that handed private industrial conglomerate Fosun Group 49 percent ownership in a joint venture with state-run China National Medicine Corp. “All kinds of companies could join SOE restructuring,” the China Daily quoted Bai Yingzi, director of SASAC’s enterprise reform division as saying. The report came on the third day of a four-day gathering known as the Third Plenum at which leaders of the ruling Communist party are expected to draw up a decade-long blueprint for the world’s second-largest economy. The highly-anticipated meeting, which is being held at a heavily-secured Beijing hotel, has been used in the past by China’s leaders as a launching pad for economic reforms. But despite much raising of expectations by state-run media, analysts say that China is unlikely to embark on major reforms or privatisation of state firms, and that any reforms unveiled after the plenum will likely be limited to broad outlines rather than detailed policy changes. The China Daily report said that “specific plans on SOE reforms are expected to be drafted after the third plenum”. In a major report issued in March, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said that China’s progress on economic liberalisation had stalled since 2008. Aside from opening up state-owned enterprises, other topics expected to be taken up at the four-day meeting include land and administrative reforms as well as changes to China’s residency registration system.

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Acting Head of the Badung Highways and Irrigation Agency, Ida Bagus Surya Suamba, revealed on Sunday (Nov 10) the results of the study indicated if the making

of ring road in the west of Tanjung Benoa was very urgent. It was in response to the development of tourism and rapid population growth making the traffic condition

around Tanjung Benoa, especially Jalan Pratama, so crowded. Other than being crowded, severe congestion also often occurred, especially in holiday season. It continued to become a concern of many parties as it would have an impact on the comfort of residents and local tourist resort. “It is impossible to make land acquisition for road widening. Another alternative to break the traffic crowdedness is also difficult to do,” said Surya Suamba.

To realize the ring road, Surya Suamba admitted that it was not easy. In accordance with the planning, the ring road would utilize the coastal region in the west of Tanjung Benoa. Total planned road width reached 30 meters. It required a fund of around IDR 300 billion. The fund was quite large. Although the ring road was urgently realized, Surya Suamba mentioned if his party was still thinking about the matter of financing. There were

three options proposed namely self-financing by Badung County, worked on by Central Public Works or cooperated with private sector. Further, he explained the results of the study on the ring road would be reported to the Regent of Badung for approval in the near future. If the regent approved, the next step was making the detailed engineering design (DED) in 2014. Meanwhile, the physical work could just be worked on in 2015. (kmb25)

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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 that gained 183.04 points, or 1.30 percent, and closed at 14,269.84 in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Asian stock markets made a lackluster start to the week after unexpectedly strong U.S. economic growth and hiring reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will start cutting back stimulus soon.

France to borrow 4.5 billion euros

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PARIS - The French government said Sunday it would borrow 4.5 billion euros by the end of 2013 to settle debts left by the collapse of the Credit Lyonnais bank two decades ago. Paris had until the end of 2014 to settle the amount but a budget ministry spokesperson confirmed that the government had decided to move now and pay the debts by year’s end. “We’re taking action a year ahead of the deadline because borrowing conditions are favourable,” the spokesperson said. Despite suffering several humiliating credit downgrades that should theoretically scare some investors away, France has bond yields at 2.2

percent and can borrow at almost record low rates. Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on France 5 television that the timing of the payment was in the interest of taxpayers, who were hit hard when partly state-owned Credit Lyonnais had to be bailed out in 1993. The proposal for France’s debt management office to borrow 4.5 billion euros will be presented in a bill on Wednesday. “If parliament accepts the measure, the

state will bring final closure to the financial fallout of this bankruptcy,” said Le Parisien newspaper, which first reported the move earlier Sunday. The demise of Credit Lyonnais, long France’s flagship bank, will have cost French taxpayers a total of 14.7 billion euros over 20 years, according to Le Parisien. The judicial saga is still in full swing however, with French business tycoon Bernard Tapie facing charges of organised fraud threatening to embroil current IMF chief Christine Lagarde over the massive state payout he received for the 1993-94 sale of his Adidas sports group, which he alleged Credit Lyonnais had undervalued.

The Gelang Agung temple categorized into dang kahyangan (sanctum to venerate a sage) located at Buangga Hamlet, Getasan Village, Petang Subdistrict, is not only considered as a sanctum by local community, but also as one of the cultural heritage cornerstones. Many cultural relics originating from thirteenth century were discovered in the temple. Various stories arose concerning with the temple naming located amidst the paddy fields being far from residential areas. However, the naming is inseparable from the discovery of yellowish bronze

bracelets sizing large enough. It is said the bracelet was found in the temple area. Other than bracelets, it was also found a small bronze bracelet scattered around the temple. Unfortunately, none of those bracelets are now left. Priest of the Gelang Agung temple, I Made Terum and priest of Dalem Temple of Buangga I Ketut Malen said their predecessors frequently showed off those objects. Unfortunately, they had disappeared somewhere. Now, the existence of those objects was unknown, including the preliminary evidence of the temple establishment. Surrounding communities only referred to ancient stories.

In the temple was also found some perforated coins wrapped in leaves when an excavation was made. Oddly, said a community leader, Made Ngaceng, the erythrina leaf used to wrap the coins was still fresh. Those perforated coins were found during an excavation by residents and the officers of the Antiquities Reserve, Archaeological Agency for Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara Region in 1997. Except for bronze bracelets and perforated coins, according to the story, it was also found a temple mound measuring one square meter when the temple was first discovered. Afterward, the mound

was excavated. As a result, it was discovered various kinds of statues. Allegedly, some relicts were still kept under the temple. Few relics excavated have now been placed in Gedong Arca. There are a statue of Lord Vishnu riding Garuda (eagle), phallus, a statue resembling lotus flower comprising three sections with octagonal base, the center of three-tiered rectangular frame, and circular pinnacle surrounded by sculpture resembling a lotus leaf. When viewing the phallus building next to it, it is likely a symbol of yoni. If both symbols are combined, then they symbolize fertility. There is also a relic of Padmasana shrine whose headboard

is inscribed with Balinese script and a few fragments of the buildings are made of stone, while fragment of the building is rectangle. Chief of Buangga customary village, IGN Arnawa, stated that local community truly hoped the government to pay attention to the temple existence. He assessed the government’s attention so far was very minimal associated with physical condition of the temple and cultural relics retained inside the temple. Meanwhile, various magical stories accompanied the existence of the Gelang Agung temple. One of them mentioned that in the past many juwuk linglang oranges grew around the temple and it was believed to have capability of reviving the dead. Similarly, turmeric was said to grow in the temple area where if harvested it would turn into gold. However, if it was taken home it would no longer be gold. “So far, we have a real experience where the food during the ceremony in the temple never turns stale despite being left for many days,” Ngaceng said. Jro Mangku Terum explained the structure of the Gelang Agung temple was not much different from other sanctum in general in Bali. It had a two-tiered meru shrine used to venerate Goddess Sri. In the temple also occurred a chamber to venerate Danghyang Dwijendra. In certain seasons, especially when the paddy plant belonging to residents of Buangga and surrounding residents was attacked by diseases, they would come to pray to the temple and beg salvation. Meanwhile, piodalan or anniversary of the temple fell on Buda (Wednesday) Umanis Julungwangi. (kmb)


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Residents threaten to rally against PDAM

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One of the Puraja residents, Suyasa, said on Sunday (Nov 10) that in truth there had been clean water service by Municipality Waterworks at Puraja hamlet. However, the allotment for local residents was set once a week every Wednesday. However, since the past three weeks the water had not been running so that it made the residents distraught. Moreover, it also occurred on last Galungan and Kuningan feast day. Residents got difficulty in preparing a number of needs related to the feast day because the water flow of the Municipal Waterworks did not work. Similar complaint was also revealed by hamlet chief of Puraja, Ketut Rukun. He said that actually many large springs were available at Puraja hamlet managed by PDAM. However, many of those springs were drained to villages underneath Puraja. Despite having many springs, Puraja hamlet did not get any privileges. In contrast, Puraja hamlet should be patient to face the clean water crisis overwhelming the region. Since the water flow of the PDAM had not worked for long enough and occurred repeatedly, some people were planning to come to PDAM Bangli to express their aspirations related to the matter on Monday. He added that individually local residents had frequently enough conveyed such condition to PDAM. Nevertheless, their aspirations were just accepted but never received a serious response from the PDAM. Residents alleged if the water that had not flowed nearly for a month happened due to injustice management. A number of information told if several other villages were given priority with full service by the PDAM. So far, to resolve the problem, the residents who had cistern at their home were forced to purchase water from tank truck. Meanwhile, the others who did not have cistern should fight to get clean water by taking it directly to springs and existing rivers. (ina)

The workers are working on a road in Singaraja

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Contractors pessimistic to complete hot-mix road project in 2014

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

A number of contractors in Buleleng County are pessimistic if the road repair program launched by Regent Putu Agus Suradnyana in 2014 can run thoroughly. Although the county government set up a fund of IDR 90 billion, the supporting factors to complete the program in one year are very limited. Based on information from a number of contractors in Buleleng on Sunday (Nov 10), the fund worth IDR 90 billion budgeted for the road improvement in 2014 was ascertained not to be entirely absorbed. It happened because the supporting factors to work on the hot-mix road in Buleleng were still very limited. The Asphalt Mixing Plant (AMP) in Buleleng only amounted to two units. Even in Bali, there were only about five factories. Meanwhile, the hot-mix roadwork was not only carried out in Buleleng, but also in other counties in Bali. “It does not

include the other projects financed by regional budget for national road,” said a contractor. In addition, almost no contractor in Buleleng was capable of doing the hot-mix road. Aside from security assurance, the labor and hot-mix support, the risk of loss was very large in the hot-mix roadwork. When relying on the contractor from outside Bali, the failure factor was huge. It was proved by the presence of a number of contractors from outside Bali that had been blacklisted because they neglected their project construction in Buleleng in 2013. “If contractors from outside Bali win a tender, they must also be supported by AMP of Bali and it is very difficult to obtain,” he said. Chairman of the Indonesian National Construction Association (Gapensi) of Buleleng Chapter, Nyoman Suasana aka Jenggo, when asked for his opinion expressed that he was very pessimistic if the road improvement project with a

budget of IDR 90 billion could run. According to him, the intention of regent to establish hot-mix road in short time to villages was good, but it should be taken into account the supporting factors, such as the availability of hot-mix and ability of local contractors. Jenggo said almost no local contractors could participate in the tender of hot-mix asphalt road construction. If there was a large contractor, according to him, it would think twice to take the project due to limited supporting factors such as human resources, equipment and materials in the form of hot-mix. “For the time being, a number of rural roads should be allowed to apply fried asphalt first, so local contractors can get a job,” he said. In the meantime, a contractor, Made Suarnawa alias Dek Mi, also expressed his pessimism that hot-mix road construction project could be completed thoroughly as the expectation of the regent in 2014. (kmb15)

To draw visitors, BPPD Bali offers full moonlight

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Bali has a unique idea to draw visitors to Bali. In order to increase the number of tourist arrival, the full moonlight moment will be designed as a tourist attraction. This effort is claimed to be the first tourist attraction in Indonesia. “At least, a thousand people have registered to participate. This activity is designed with the nuance of sport tourism, so they will be doing the half-marathon run under the full moonlight,” said the Sec-

retary of Bali Sporty, BPPD Bali, IB Wedanta Wijaya, in Denpasar, Friday (Nov 8). It was said the sport tourism activity entitled Run under the Stars promised a unique and impressive experience of the race for the participants especially intended for non-athlete whose number commonly dominated similar run events in various foreign countries. “Almost 90 percent of the participants taking part will be tourists, while the remaining is athlete such as the elite runners from Kenya and Ethiopia. They are interested

in joining this event because the marathon held at night is the first of its kind in Indonesia,” he said. Tourism Policy Maker Council of the BPPD Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, said the activity posed the first step. His party would like to combine the tourism and sport activity by making cooperation with the Indonesian National Sport Committee (KONI) of Bali Chapter. “This activity is synergized with tourism promotion program, so it will be in line with the program of the tourism and economic creative ministry. Surely, the implementa-

tion would be spread so that the growth of tourism is not only focused in Southern Bali,” he said. According to him, all sporting activities packaged as a tourism promotion would be organized during low season of tourist arrival. This attempt was intended to cover the slack tourist arrivals in the season. “We focus the activities on low season where there is a drop in tourist arrival. To that end, each event organized is expected to cover the downturn occurred,” he said. Chairman of the BPPD Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Suka-

wati, earlier said that his party had formed a Sport Division to focus on targeting sportsmen as the target market. However, he asked that any sporting event held should not deviate from cultural tourism. “Bali tourism must remain to be rooted in cultural tourism,” he said. He added that BPPD Bali aimed at targeting markets that could be packed in a fixed context to cultural tourism. The market share of sport got special attention because this share could be processed and managed within the remit of the culture. (kmb27)

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Survivors look at a military C-130 plane which arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Typhoon-hit victims in Philippines plead for aid Associated Press Writer

TACLOBAN, Philippines — Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. Police guarded stores to prevent people from hauling off food, water and such non-essentials as TVs and treadmills, but there was often no one to carry away the dead — not even those seen along the main road from the airport to Tacloban, the worst-hit city along the country’s remote eastern seaboard. At a small naval base, eight bloated corpses — including that of a baby — were submerged in sea water brought in by the storm. Officers there had yet to move them, saying they had no body bags or electricity to preserve them. Two officials said Sunday that Friday’s typhoon may have killed

10,000 or more people, but with the slow pace of recovery, the official death toll remained well below that. The Philippine military confirmed 942 dead, but shattered communications, transportation links and local governments indicate that the final toll will take days to be known. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said “we pray” that the death toll is less than 10,000. Tacloban resembled a garbage dump from the air, punctuated only by a few concrete buildings that remained standing. “I don’t believe there is a single structure that is not destroyed or severely damaged in some way — every

single building, every single house,” U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy said after taking a helicopter flight over the city. He spoke on the tarmac at the airport, where two Marine C-130 cargo planes were parked, engines running, unloading supplies. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces were affected by Haiyan, one of the most powerful recorded typhoons to ever hit land and likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation. Philippine soldiers were distributing food and water in Tacloban, and assessment teams from the United Nations and other international agencies were seen for the first time. The U.S. military dispatched food, water, generators and a contingent of Marines to the city, the first outside help in what will swell into a major international relief mission.

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DR Congo, M23 rebels set to sign peace deal

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Bangli (Bali Post)—

A number of residents of Puraja hamlet, Peninjoan village, Tembuku, complained as the clean water provided by the Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) of Bangli had not flowed to their homes nearly for a month. Such condition made them difficult to get clean water service in meeting their daily needs. Residents threatened to rally to the PDAM office if the water problem in the region could not be resolved.

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The rebels, one of many armed groups operating in the mineralrich but impoverished east of the DR Congo, have been routed by the national army, who are backed by a 3,000-strong special United Nations intervention brigade. Allegedly supported by neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda but seemingly abandoned by their sponsors due to international pressure, the M23 announced last week that their 18-month insurgency was over. They are expected to put this in writing in Uganda on Monday. “Our hope is that we have a firm commitment from the M23 rebels to renounce their use of arms,” said DR Congo government spokesman Lambert Mende. The M23, a mainly ethnic-Tutsi force who mutinied from the Congolese army, have not confirmed Monday’s meeting. But with no more military leverage they are seen as having little room for manoeuvre. The agreement is expected to settle the fate of about 1,500 M23 fighters who have crossed into Uganda and are languishing in

camps along the border. Uganda has refused to hand them over to the DR Congo. Around 100 more injured rebels have crossed to Rwanda. Mende said the rebels would be dealt with “case by case” -- with many rank-and-file fighters expected to be given the option to return to the army. More complicated is the fate of around 100 M23 commanders. These include M23 leader Sultani Makenga, accused of participating in several massacres, mutilations, abductions and sexual violence, sometimes against children. “The rebels, by signing, will effectively be surrendering. From our side, even though we have won and triumphed, we will still respect what is on the table,” said Francois Muamba, a DR Congo delegate to the talks. The UN’s special envoy to the Great Lakes, Mary Robinson, told AFP the accord would be “a very important step for peace”. Speaking to AFP on Sunday, she said the deal will also be followed by operations to neutralise other rebel groups in a concerted effort to end one of Africa’s most brutal and longest-running wars.

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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in the eastern Congo town of Sake, some 27 kms west of Goma, Congo. A leader of the M23 rebel group in eastern Congo said Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 that his movement is ending its rebellion after more than a year and a half of fighting against the Congolese government.

Fatah, Hamas quibble over Arafat memorial ceremony

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“We condemn the summoning and arrest of some of our members and demand to stop them immediately,” said the Ramallah-based Fatah party, which was founded by Arafat and is now headed by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Arafat died in Paris on November 11, 2004 at 75 after falling sick a

month earlier. Doctors were unable to specify the cause of death and no post-mortem was carried out at the time. Palestinian society has long given currency to the rumour that he was murdered, and following the findings of Swiss scientists which “moderately” supported the notion Arafat was poisoned, Palestinian officials openly accused Israel of

“assassinating” him. Israel flatly denies killing Arafat. Its statement on Sunday, Fatah also called on Hamas “to end the division and achieve national unity” and appealed for it to reverse its ban on the commemoration of Arafat, “the symbol of Palestine and all liberation movements in the world”. But Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri blamed Fatah for thwart-

ing efforts of his Islamist movement to hold a joint ceremony. Fatah “insisted it should be only a Fatah ceremony” and decided to not attend a joint meeting that would determine the factional representatives of a memorial ceremony, he wrote on his Facebook page. Tensions between the two sides have been high since 2006, when Hamas trounced Abbas’ long-domi-

nant Fatah in Palestinian legislative elections, and boiled over into vicious street battles between gunmen from both sides later that year. The ferocity of the violence shocked Palestinians, splitting them into rival camps and the occupied territories into two separate entities, with Hamas unchallenged in Gaza and Abbas’s power base limited to the West Bank.


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Satellite likely to hit Earth in unpopulated area

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BERLIN — The European Space Agency says that one of its research satellites that ran out of fuel will most likely crash to Earth into the ocean or polar regions. The agency said Sunday the crash is expected to occur between 1830 GMT Sunday and 0030 GMT on Monday (1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST). It says “with a very high probability, a re-entry over Europe can be excluded.” Spokeswoman Jocelyne Landeau said the satellite, GOCE, will mostly disintegrate as it comes down and “we will have only a few pieces which could be 90 kilograms at the most.” ESA said Friday that humans are 250,000 times more likely to win the lottery than to get hit by the debris. GOCE was launched in 2009 to map the Earth’s gravitational field. ESA said the satellite re-entered the atmosphere at about

0000 GMT Monday on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. ESA says “as expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported. The Gravity field and steadystate Ocean Circulation Explorer, or GOCE, was launched in 2009 to map the Earth’s gravitational field. ESA says its information is being used to understand ocean circulation, sea level, ice dynamics and the Earth’s interior. It’s been gradually descending over the last three weeks after running out of fuel Oct. 21.

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Bali to host ASEAN meeting on protection of witnesses Antara

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In his image, publicly provided by the European Space Agency ESA, research satellite GOCE flies above earth. The European Space Agency says its GOCE research satellite will crash to Earth on Sunday night Nov. 10, 2013, most likely over the ocean or polar regions.

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A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, Albay province Friday Nov.8, 2013 about 520 kilometers ( 325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines.

WASHINGTON — A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and moved out to the South China Sea: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They’re all the same, officially tropical cyclones. But they just use distinctive terms for a storm in different parts of the world. Hurricane is used in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, central and northeast Pacific. They are typhoons in the northwest Pacific. In the Bay of Bengal and the Arabia Sea, they are called cyclones. Tropical cyclone is used in the southwest India Ocean; in the southwestern Pacific and southeastern India Ocean they are severe tropical cyclones. STRENGTH: A storm gets a name and is considered a tropical storm at 39 mph (63 kph). It becomes a hurricane, typhoon, tropical cyclone, or cyclone at 74 mph (119 kph). There are five strength categories, depending on wind speed. The highest category is 5 and that’s above 155 mph (249 kph). Australia has a different system for categorizing storm strength. ROTATION: If they are north of the equator they rotate clockwise. If they are south, they rotate counter-clockwise. SEASON: The Atlantic and central Pacific hurricane seasons are June 1 through Nov. 30. Eastern Pacific: May 15 to Nov. 30; northwestern Pacific season is close to

all year, with the most from May to November. The cyclone season in the south Pacific and Australia runs from November to April. The Bay of Bengal has two seasons April to June and September to November. WHERE IS THE BUSIEST PLACE? The northwestern Pacific where Typhoon Haiyan has just hit. A normal year there involves 27 named storms. Haiyan is the 28th named storm and there has already been a 29th. By comparison the Atlantic averages 11 named storms a year and this year there have been 12, none of them causing major problems. WHO DECIDES THE NAMES? The lists are maintained by the World Meteorological Organization; the names are ones that are familiar in each region. Names are taken off the list and replaced to avoid confusion if a hurricane causes a lot of damage or deaths. For example, Katrina was retired after it devastated New Orleans in 2005. The Philippines has its own naming system, so Typhoon Haiyan is also being called Yolanda. HOW DOES EL NINO AFFECT STORMS? During an El Nino — when the central Pacific is warming — there are fewer Atlantic storms. El Ninos shift where storms form, but not the number, for the northwest Pacific and the southwest Pacific. The central Pacific gets more storms during El Nino and the year after. This year has neither an El Nino nor its opposite, a La Nina. It is a neutral year.

JAKARTA - The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK), in cooperation with the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry, will organize the ASEAN Meeting on Protection of Witnesses and Victims of Transnational Crimes in Bali, on November 12-13, 2013. The meeting is a follow-up of the Joint Statement on International Cooperation on Protection of Witnesses and Victims of Transnational Organized Crimes issued at an international conference organized in Bali on June 13, 2012, LPSK Deputy Chairperson Lies Sulistiani said on Monday. “The conference’s participants praised Indonesia’s initiative on the need to follow-up the conference’s statement by establishing a regional network to strengthen international cooperation in the protection of witnesses and victims of transnational organized crimes,” she said. The upcoming meeting in Bali is to be participated in by representatives of 10 ASEAN member countries, namely Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and Indonesia. Representatives from Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste are also invited to attend the meeting. The Bali conference in 2012 was attended by law enforcement officials from 30 countries. The LPSK signed a memorandum of understanding on the protection for witnesses and victims with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT).

Penjor

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Penjor is a tall, curved bamboo pole decorated with yellow coconut leaves, pala bungkah (roots - sweet potato or cassava), pala gantung (fruit - cucumbers, oranges, bananas), pala wija (cereal - rice, corn), plawa (leaves), traditional cakes, 11 Chinese coins, and a small shrine with some offerings.. This is one of the media used by Hindus in Bali as part of almost every important ceremony, especially for the anniversary temple celebrations. The penjor symbolizes the mountain and the mountain itself is the symbol of the universe. Therefore, for the Balinese the penjor is synonymous with Mount Agung, the highest and holiest mountain in Bali. The aim of erecting penjors at Galungan is to show devotion to God in His manifestation as Hyang Giri Pati (the God of the mountain). During Galungan celebrations, each family erects a penjor outside their gate, which makes the whole neighborhood look splendid.

People collecting corals in one of beaches in Bali Island. Development of breakwaters as coastal protection against abrasion seems not necessarily safe. At least, it happens to a beach located adjacent to the one protected with breakwaters.

Beach with breakwaters result in abrasion Bali Post

DENPASAR - Development of breakwaters as coastal protection against abrasion seems not necessarily safe. At least, it happens to a beach located adjacent to the one protected with breakwaters. A research conducted by an environmentalist I Made Mangku proved it, even revealed an astonishing fact. “I am making a coastal research for 10 years, specifically about coastal erosion, what is the result? Installation of breakwaters along one meter or one meter of secondary beach transformed into a primary beach will have an impact or cause erosion elsewhere along four meters for 10 years,” he said. According to him, 10 years was the time required by beach to find a new balance. Installation of breakwaters caused the sediment transport pathway to change whereas the sediment transport was a natural attempt by beach to prevent against erosion. In other words, if the sediment transport changed the abrasion

would be inevitable. “One hundred percent of secondary beach protected with breakwaters or whatever its name will certainly cause an erosion elsewhere. For example, when Sanur is protected with breakwaters, the impact happens to Padanggalak. When Padanggalak is protected parallel to the beach, Gianyar is exhausted. When Watu Klotok is protected, Klungkung is exhausted. When the runway is built, Kuta is exhausted. Formerly, Tanah Lot was not tampered but is now backfilled with tetrapods, the impact happens to Kelating. Then, when Cupel (in Negara) is protected,

the adjacent area is exhausted,” he explained. Other than installation of breakwaters, Mangku also mentioned the taking of beach sand also helped aggravate the abrasion. Meanwhile, the government could only build safeguard in the abraded beach without making a strict rule on the prohibition of taking beach sand. “The solution is the same as constructing breakwaters. After constructing breakwaters, it will cause abrasion at another location. This happens constantly because the solution of beach problems in Bali is not performed holistically,” he concluded. (kmb32)


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Kuta prone to snatching, police urged to boost raids Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Police are urged to tighten security in Kuta tourist area. It is responding to the public concern about the rising crime rate particularly snatching in the local area. “Snatching action increases sharply in the Samigita (Seminyak, Legian and Kuta) area. Almost every day there are snatching cases against travelers using motor vehicle,” said a legislator of the Badung House from Legian, I Wayan Puspa Negara, Sunday (Nov 10). He said the snatching action was very disturbing to society. Moreover, the snatchers committed the crimes unabashedly so that it claimed many victims, especially causing tourists to get injured. Some prone areas to snatching were the areas mostly visited by tourists wishing to enjoy the

nightlife. Snatching action was often committed around 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Puspa Negara judged the rampant snatching emerged due to lack of police’s ability in performing surveillance. Although police had worked hard, Puspa still urged the officers to intensify the patrols. This problem should be immediately addressed. Otherwise, such condition was feared to tarnish the image of Kuta tourist destination. Besides, the program of zero crime in the local area could not be realized. “I strongly deplore this condition. Hopefully, the Kuta Police could do patrol more intensively and aggressively as well as perform a raid in the snatching-prone areas,” he said. (kmb25)

Heroes’ Day, hundreds of red-and-white flags flutter in Bangli The damage rice paddy in Jembrana

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Flushed by rain, paddy plants collapse

Negara (Bali Post)—

Due to recent heavy rains, paddy plants in Jembrana collapsed. In relatively short time, farmers would get into harvest time. As a result, they suffered great losses because of their damaged paddies. Such condition could be found in the subak areas at Dangin Tukadaya village, Jembrana County. Most of the paddy plants collapsed as being hacked by rains. The ready-toharvest paddies collapsed and submerged in water. Farmers worried if the condition continued their paddy plants would turn damaged. As consequence, it would have an impact on the

price at the harvest time. Actually, the harvest time was just waiting for the right time. Many paddy plants collapsed at Dangin Tukadaya, reaching nearly one hectare and the location was spread. Ketut Tarma, one of local residents, said if the paddy would soon be harvested. However, due to recent heavy rains they collapsed and submerged in water.

He believed the selling price for the collapsed paddies would reduce though they could still be harvested. If they were neglected any longer, the fallen paddies would rot so farmers would harvest theirs earlier. “Rather than being damaged, it must be harvested though the price will be beyond the expectation,” explained the resident. (kmb26)

Bangli (Bali Post)—

Virtually the same as in the previous year, the celebration of Heroes’ Day in Bangli County was filled with rally and pilgrimage implementation to Memorial Park at Penglipuran, Bangli, Sunday (Nov 10). However, it was slightly different where the current celebration was enlivened with the installation of red-and-white flag at a number of locations such as at main roads, Captain Mudita Square in Bangli, the agency office and residence of the officials in Bangli. Installation of the red-and-white flags since the day before was referring to the circular of the Regent of Bangli Made Gianyar requiring all the structural officials in Bangli County to put up flag in the size agreed upon. It was intended to promote the nationalism of Bangli community. Deputy Regent of Bangli, Sang Nyoman Sedana Arta, amid the celebration stated that Heroes’ Day falling every November 10 posed one of the evidences that current young generation would never forget the services extended by the past great heroes. Sedana Arta expected that

younger generation could appreciate the struggle of our national heroes. “As young generation, we must live the struggle of our heroes how bitterly they repelled the invaders out of our country,” he affirmed. He added that to continue the struggle of the heroes, the youths should no longer fight against the invaders with sharpened bamboo, but through their contribution in the development. “Indonesia needs heroes of development. Our generation must be able to fill in all fields of development in this globalization era and can answer all the today’s global challenges,” he added. Celebration of the Heroes’ Day at Penglipuran Memorial Park last Sunday taking place solemnly was attended by the ranks of leadership council (Muspida), regional working unit (SPKD) heads within the Bangli County, military/police officials, veterans and students in Bangli. Aside from ceremonial event, the celebration was also filled with the laying of wreaths and flower sprinkle at the Penglipuran Memorial Park as well as the delivery of basic food aid to veterans presented by Deputy Regent of Bangli. (ina)

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Inna Grand Bali Beach

Inna Grand Bali Beach is situated on the long white sandy beach of Sanur, Bali’s most popular area and shaded by coconut palm, from the luxurious tenstorey central tower building, the highest in Bali, landscaped tropical garden and cottages spread out over 45 hectares land. Originally opened on 1 November 1966, re-launched, after major upgrading, on 4 October 1993. INNA Grand Bali Beach is the most complete resort complex in Bali, featuring state-ofthe-art visitor facilities, but also numerous artistic amenities that bring to life the cultural excellence of the Balinese people and their many talented neighbors. Accommodation Inna Grand Bali Beach offers a good value and genuine hospitality. The east facing location provides guests with the best opportunity to see magical Bali sunrise. 523 room in 3 types of accommodation; 100 cottages, 197 rooms of 4 blocks two

storey buildings and 226 rooms of a ten storey Tower Wing, including a Presidential Suite and spacious suites. All rooms have individually controllable air conditioning, humidity control, private bath/shower, satellite TV, fridge/mini bar, hair dyer, tea & coffee making facility, in-house movie channel, international direct dial telephones, bathrobes, balcony or terrace. Tower Wing rooms also have in room safes and card key door locks. Guests can enjoy views of the blue sea or the lush tropical gardens, so come and enjoy the Grandeur of Bali, Inna Grand Bali Beach.

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih.

Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah. 27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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‘Thor: The Dark World’ bashes box office with $86M Associated Press Writer

Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office. Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World,” earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Chris Hemsworth, the Marvel superhero sequel earned $109.4 million when it opened internationally last weekend and $94 million internationally this weekend. “It’s an extraordinary thing,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president of distribution at Walt Disney Studios. “These guys at Marvel have been some of the most consistent when it comes to making movies and creating big events that drive a ton of people to

the movie theater. They overdelivered on expectations.” However, some observers were expecting the weekend total to reach over $100 million. In limited theaters Thursday evening, “Thor: The Dark World” brought in $7.1 million overnight. Surpassing the ticket sales of “Thor,” which scored $65.7 million when it opened in May of 2011, “Thor: The Dark World” marks a record for a Disney November open-

ing, topping the $70.5 million “The Incredibles” earned in 2004. But, come Nov. 22, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is predicted to take the No. 1 spot. “We have a great little stretch of time prior to ‘Hunger Games,’ “ Hollis said. “Yes, ‘Hunger Games’ will do a whole bunch of business, but that’s not to say we don’t expect to still be a relevant option for consumers that weekend and onto the Thanksgiving weekend that follows.” Paramount’s hidden-camera comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” held the second-place slot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning $11.3 million during its third weekend, with a domestic total

reaching more than $78 million. “Audiences can’t get enough of these films,” said box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak. “They are like that guilty pleasure. It’s completely unique compared to everything else out there.” Relativity Media’s 3-D animated kiddie flick “Free Birds,” soared into third place with $11.2 million in its second weekend. CBS Films’ “Last Vegas,” featuring an all-star cast including Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, took fourth place in its second weekend. L a s t

This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Jaimie Alexander, left, and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from “Thor: The Dark World.”

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NEW YORK — Lady Gaga’s album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear? The “Applause” singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she calls the world’s first flying dress. The contraption lifted her inside a mammoth building in New York City,

where she held a launch party for her new album Sunday. The 27-year-old New York entertainer said this was “maybe a small step for Volantis” — as she calls the battery-powered metal dress — but “a big-time step” for Lady Gaga. She says her ultimate goal is to stage the first musical performance from space. Her third studio album, “Artpop,” will be released worldwide Monday.

Lady Gaga demonstrates the Volantis transport prototype “flying dress” designed by TechHaus - Studio XO during the ARTPOP album release and artRave event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in New York City.

weekend’s box office champ, the scifi adaptation “Ender’s Game,” starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and Viola Davis, dropped to fifth place in its second weekend. “Once ‘Thor’ opened, it presented a pretty healthy competitor to all of the movies in the marketplace,” Dergarabedian said. “We’re starting this process of the holiday movie season, which dollar for dollar, is just as important as the summer movie season. In a seven- to eight-week period, we are talking about close to 20 percent of the totalyear box office.”

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Tourists watching sunset at Nusa Dua Beach, Bali Island recently. Besides sunset, the Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Bali has a unique idea to draw visitors to Bali. In order to increase the number of tourist arrival, the full moonlight moment will be designed as a tourist attraction.

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DENPASAR - The Regional Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) of Bali has a unique idea to draw visitors to Bali. In order to increase the number of tourist arrival, the full moonlight moment will be designed as a tourist attraction. This effort is claimed to be the first tourist attraction in Indonesia.

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“At least, a thousand people have registered to participate. This activity is designed with the nuance of sport tourism, so they will be doing the half-marathon run under the full moonlight,” said the Secretary of Bali Sporty, BPPD Bali, IB Wedanta Wijaya, in Denpasar. It was said the sport tourism

activity entitled Run under the Stars promised a unique and impressive experience of the race for the participants especially intended for non-athlete whose number commonly dominated similar run events in various foreign countries. “Almost 90 percent of the participants taking part will be tourists,

while the remaining is athlete such as the elite runners from Kenya and Ethiopia. They are interested in joining this event because the marathon held at night is the first of its kind in Indonesia,” he said. Tourism Policy Maker Council of the BPPD Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, said the activity posed the first step. His party would like to combine the tourism and sport activity by making cooperation with the Indonesian National Sport Committee (KONI) of Bali Chapter. “This activity is synergized with tourism promotion program, so it will be in line with the program of

the tourism and economic creative ministry. Surely, the implementation would be spread so that the growth of tourism is not only focused in Southern Bali,” he said. According to him, all sporting activities packaged as a tourism promotion would be organized during low season of tourist arrival. This attempt was intended to cover the slack tourist arrivals in the season. “We focus the activities on low season where there is a drop in tourist arrival. To that end, each event organized is expected to cover the downturn occurred,” he said.

Chairman of the BPPD Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, earlier said that his party had formed a Sport Division to focus on targeting sportsmen as the target market. However, he asked that any sporting event held should not deviate from cultural tourism. “Bali tourism must remain to be rooted in cultural tourism,” he said. He added that BPPD Bali aimed at targeting markets that could be packed in a fixed context to cultural tourism. The market share of sport got special attention because this share could be processed and managed within the remit of the culture. (kmb27)

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