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Bieber, Swift big winners at MTV Europe Music Awards Pop superstars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift dominated the 19th annual MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, but South Korean Internet phenomenon Psy clinched the coveted Best Video prize. Canadian heart-throb Bieber, fresh from breaking up with his girlfriend of two years, Selena Gomez, scooped Best Male Artist for the third year in a row, with millions of fans voting to name the winners. Bieber, 18, who did not attend the ceremony in the western German city of Frankfurt, also bagged Best Pop Act and Best World Stage Performance. Swift of the US claimed the gong for Best Female Artist from presenter Lana Del Rey as the show got underway and went on to pick up honours for Best Live Act and Best Look.

“This is my very first EMA -- I’m so excited,” said the 22-year-old blonde, who later dressed up as a circus ringleader to perform her hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” in the show’s finale. “This was our first European tour -- thank you for giving me one more amazing reason to come back and see you.” Psy, whose single “Gangnam Style” has more than 700 million views on YouTube and spawned countless videos copying his signature horseriding dance, paid tribute to his wife of six years and loved ones back home when he picked up his award.

US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift holds her three trophies after being awarded for Best Female Artist, Best Live Act and Best Look at the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA) at the Festhalle in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Hathaway says ‘Les Mis’ made her feel deprived

This cover image provided by Vogue shows actress Anne Hathaway on the cover of the December issue of “Vogue.”

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“I’d like to thank all my family who’s got to live with a selfish job, with a selfish guy,” the 34-year-old quipped. Han Geng of China beat out Rihanna for Best Worldwide Act, awarded for only the second time. The 24year-old Barbadian beauty, who had led with six nominations, went home empty-handed, as did flamboyant US trailblazer Lady Gaga, who was up for three awards. Del Ray claimed Best Alternative Act and Nicki Minaj won for Best Hip Hop. The Best Song prize went to Canada’s Carly Rae Jepsen for the catchy “Call Me Maybe”, which she collected from US reality show star Kim Kardashian.

The micro and small industries (IMK) are considered an important and strategic force to accelerate the regional development. Unfortunately, the micro and small industries are faced with various obstacles such as weak development or business strengthening, access to capital primarily to banking institutions, marketing, design and technology.

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Anne Hathaway credits her new husband Adam Schulman for helping her get through the grueling filming of the screen adaptation of “Les Miserables.” In “Les Mis,” the 30-year-old actress plays Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris. Hathaway lost 25 pounds (11 kilograms) and cut her hair for the role. She tells the December issue of Vogue that the part left her in a “state of deprivation, physical and emotional.” She felt easily overwhelmed and says Shulman was understanding and supportive. The couple wed in September in Big Sur, California. Hathaway wore a custom gown by Valentino whom she collaborated with on the design. Working with the designer is a memory she says she will “treasure forever.”

DENPASAR - The micro and small industries (IMK) are considered an important and strategic force to accelerate the regional development. Unfortunately, the micro and small industries are faced with various obstacles such as weak development or business strengthening, access to capital primarily to banking institutions, marketing, design and technology.

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“Revolving fund of the stateowned enterprises catered for businesses or micro and small companies still finds some obstacles. For example, the distribution remains not optimal, so that some few micro and small businesses or companies are reluctant to apply,” said the Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gede Suarsa. Based on the results of the Economic Census 2006, the number of micro and small industry in Bali reached 83,052 units or 21.92 percent of the 378,798 units. When

classified in terms of the labor involved, the number of micro industries (1-4 labors) amounted to 76,553 units and small industries (5-19 labors) amounted to 6,493 units. Besides, such economic census also stated the amount of labor absorbed by the micro and small industry reaching 174,900 people or 17.89 percent of the workforce. “The economic performance of Bali is widely supported by the micro and small industries, handicraft products and processed products

marketed by the micro and small businesses or companies relying on the arrivals of foreign tourists,” he explained. In addition, the BPS Bali also reported that during the third quarter of 2012 the number of foreign tourist directly coming to Bali reached 781,308 people, an increase of approximately 13.19 percent if compared to the second quarter of 2012 reaching 690,268 people. Meanwhile, the annual number of foreign tourist increased approximately 2.47 percent, from

762,469 people in the third quarter of 2011 to 781,308 people in the third quarter of 2012. “At least, the indicator is quite influential in the production growth of the micro and small industries, either in terms of the demand, volume of production or expansion of the domestic market segmentation of the micro and small industries,” he explained. Not much different from the growth of the micro and small industries, the large and medium scale industries in Bali were also required building their competitiveness. It was to meet the challenges of globalization and to anticipate the rapid environmental changes. “International competition is a new perspective for all countries, so that the focus of strategy for industrial

development in the future is to build the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry,” added Suarsa. The increase in production growth of the medium and large industry (IBS) in Bali on a quarterly basis was also followed by the increase in annual production growth, even it showed a growth acceleration compared to the previous quarter. The production growth of large and medium industry in Bali on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2012 reached 6.57 percent or higher than the achievement in the second quarter of 2012 amounting to 6.18 percent. This figure was higher than the national production growth rate of the large and medium industry reaching 3.61 percent during the same period. (kmb28)


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Bali needs primary hospital, not luxurious hospital Bali Post

DENPASAR - The construction of new hospital in Bali is very possible. However, the hospital required is not the one equipped with advanced equipment and luxurious building. It is a simple or primary hospital denoting the development of the community health centers in each regency/city equipped with inpatient rooms. “Not all people need modern treatment and sophisticated equipment, but require more simple treatment rooms,” said Director of Sanglah Hospital, Wayan Sutarga, not long ago. Primary hospital, said Sutarga, was very necessary to be developed in Bali, especially for people who did not need modern treatment and advanced equipment. Similarly, the development of primary hospital did not require a new building. It could be done by developing the community health center in each region equipped with inpatient room. At the moment, there had been 30 community health centers in Bali that had been developed into primary hospital or equipped with inpatient room. In terms of capacity, the Sanglah Hospital can only provide 800 beds. However, in terms of minimum bed demand in Bali and based on the standard of social security agency (BPJS), Bali still needs additional beds. On the other hand, Sutarga mentioned that as a central referral hospital in Bali, the quality and safety services of Sanglah Hospital would be

tested. To give a sense of safety for people under treatment in Sanglah Hospital, the hospital was making a preparation to undergo an assessment by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an international accreditation agency. The assessment would be made on the upcoming December 10-15. At the time, the Sanglah Hospital would be visited by three JCI assessment teams. “There are two main aspects to be assessed namely safety and quality,” said Sutarga. Response time in providing service to patients would also be the main assessment. He exemplified the laboratory services in Sanglah Hospital had been attempted for maximally two hours and the X-ray service for maximally an hour. “Previously, before the presence of the JCI, the response time of the laboratory and X-ray service could not be determined. Sometimes it could be served quickly or longer. Now, we constantly control to meet the specified time,” he said. According to Sutarga, the JCI assessment did not distinguish whether the hospital had advanced equipment or not.

However, it put more emphases on the properly calibrated use of the equipment, operation of equipment and its maintenance process. “In providing services, there should be no discrimination of patient status. Standard of the accommodation is indeed different for each class, but the treatment service should be the same. For example, once doctor visit a day is valid for all the patients in the entire classes,” he said. If the Sanglah Hospital passed the JCI assessment, some benefits would be gained by the hospital itself and Bali. “For the hospital, we can guarantee that our service is safe and has a quality. For Bali chiefly its community, they will have a sense of safety to go to Sanglah Hospital,” he said. After bearing the JCI status later on, Sutarga admitted the Sanglah Hospital could not be promoted to medical tourism as usually developed by hospitals with JCI standard overseas. “We do not direct the services to medical tourism because 90 percent of the bed capacity is used by local people,” explained Sutarga. (kmb24)

Patients being treated at Sanglah Hospital, the biggest government hospital in Bali Island. The construction of new hospital in Bali is very possible. However, the hospital required is not the one equipped with advanced equipment and luxurious building. It is a simple or primary hospital denoting the development of the community health centers in each regency/city equipped with inpatient rooms.

NUSA DUA - The Indonesian government has decided to step up efforts to crack down on human trafficking because the country is still being used as a transit point by human smugglers and illegal immigrants, according an official. “We are intensifying law enforcement against human trafficking by involving the State

Intelligence Agency, the Attorney General’s Office, and the police - all of whom will cooperate and coordinate with each other in order to better tackle human trafficking cases,” the foreign ministry’s director general for multilateral cooperation, Hasan Kleib, said here on Monday. During 2000-10, he noted, at least 15,162 illegal immigrants

were arrested and 237 motor vessels were seized. Kleib added that the 2009-11 period saw 373 smuggling cases involving 440 adults and 192 children. “The immigrants and smugglers used Indonesia as a transit country particularly during emergency situations, such as when their boats’ engines would fail in Indonesian waters while on way to

other countries,” he explained. During the same period, Indonesian authorities arrested 450 human smugglers and registered 134 human trafficking cases at the nation¿s courts. Most of the immigrants, coming from Asian nations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, were arrested while on their way to Australia and

New Zealand. “Apart from natural disasters and conflicts, the success stories of their compatriots based abroad were one of the main reasons behind their decision to leave their home countries. But they did not know that the process to go to the other countries was extremely difficult, complex and dangerous,” Kleib stated.

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Unique Smokey Pizza at Harrissimo

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KUTA - “Harrissimo Café & Lounge at Harris Hotel & residences Riverview Kuta introduce their new signature menu called Smokey Pizza . Smokey Pizza as unique as its name, the shape and presentation of this dish is also unique. Serve in 40cm square tile, has a hole in the middle where the true smokes come out as its serving climax.“We try our best to be innovative both in product and in ourservice, still say in the line of Harris hotel concept’s, Simple Unique, Friendly and Harrissimo C a f é & L o u n g e ’s specialty which is Italian Fusion, we create Smokey Pizza for different culinary experience for our guests,” the General manager Of Harris

Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta Mrs, Marija Tjie said. Smokey Pizza comes in 4 unique choices, Simple sweet, Uniquely hot, Friendly Balinese and Smiley Aussie. Each variant designed to give guest different taste experience that will pamper their tongue, and guest can also design their own pizza or pastas on their mood, name it, we will cook it, I.B Wahyu the executive chef explained.

Calendar Event for October 23 through November 27, 2012

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23 Oct Anggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct Buda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct Purnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli

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

Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 21 Nov B uda Wage Menail Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Ida Dalem Tarukan C emenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk, Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan, Kapal Mengwi. 27 Nov A nggar Kasih Perangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Pura Gunung engsong - Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas (Padang Entas) Titih Denpasar Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel B atu Dewa Kangin Banjar Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg di Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Pura Hyangaluh J enggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata M edahan Merajan Pasek Munggu M unggu Pura Tengkulak T ulikup - Gianyar Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen

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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Taiwan’s HTC settles patent disputes with Apple

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DENPASAR - The support to recommendation of Chairman of the Bali House on the cancellation of the permit for the management of mangrove forest spreading across 102.22 hectares in the area of the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) at Suwung Kauh, Denpasar, kept flowing. After appreciation of the academician, Chairman of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Darsa, expressed his support, too. He asserted the licensing process had been flawed since the beginning because it did not involve the legislative and executive in Denpasar.

more on product innovation. HTC has grown as the first maker of phones running on Android software. But its sales faltered from the second half of 2011 in a market increasingly divided between Apple and Samsung Electronics Co.

Toyota tests cars that communicate with each other Associated Press

SUSONO — Toyota Motor Cop. is testing out safety systems using cars that communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just-completed facility in Japan, the size of three baseball stadiums.

The cars use telecommunications waves to receive information, such as pedestrians crossing the street or cars advancing from blind spots, from sensors and transmitters installed on streets. In a test drive for reporters Monday, a beeping went off in

the car, and a picture of a person appeared on a screen. A picture of an arrow popped up to indicate an approaching car at an intersection. Toyota said the technology will be tested on some roads in Japan in 2014. Similar tests are planned for the U.S.

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Pope Benedict XVI

Pope to join celebs, presidents with Twitter feed Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — He already has a billion followers. Now, Pope Benedict XVI will join the Twitter-sphere, tweeting from a personal account along with the world’s celebrities, leaders and ordinary folk. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi made the announcement Thursday, saying details about Benedict’s handle and other information will come when the Vatican officially launches the account, perhaps before the end of the year.

The 85-year-old Benedict sent his first tweet from a Vatican account last year when he launched the Vatican’s news information portal, aimed at the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics. The new Twitter account will be his own, though it’s doubtful Benedict himself will wrestle down his encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and other papal pronouncements into 140-character bites. Benedict, who writes longhand and doesn’t normally use a computer, will more likely sign off on tweets written in his name.

Microsoft to drop Messenger, switch to Skype Associated Press

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A journalist drives a Toyota Prius hybrid car at the Intelligent Transport System Test Site during the Toyota Safety Technology Media Tour at the company’s Higashifuji Technical Center in Susono, west of Tokyo November 12, 2012.

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Denpasar House supports the repeal of PT TRB’s permit

TAIPEI — HTC Corp. and Apple Inc. have settled their outstanding patent disputes. patents for various smartphone features since March 2010. Apple was claiming that HTC phones running Google’s Android software had infringed on patents it held. HTC chief executive Peter Chou says ending the litigation will allow his company to focus

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Related to management of 102.22 ha of mangrove forest

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In a joint statement Sunday, the two companies said they also signed a 10-year license agreement that will extend to current and future patents held by one another. Cupertino, California-based Apple and Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC had battled over the

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NEW YORK — Microsoft is dropping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype. M a i n t a i n i n g Wi n d o w s Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. A new version of Skype released a few weeks ago allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account. By merging the two services, people won’t have

to maintain two separate contact lists. Microsoft says much has changed in how people communicate. There’s more use of text messaging and social networking. Microsoft says that Messenger users who switch to Skype will get benefits such as the ability to call landline and mobile phones and better support on mobile devices. Except for mainland China, Messenger will be discontinued worldwide after the first quarter of 2013.

“I fully support the measure taken by the Bali House that issued the recommendation on the permit revocation of PT TRB to manage the Grand Forest Park. It is a form of sensitivity and alignment of the Bali House for the aspirations of its residents. We in the Denpasar House will also take strategic steps to address this matter considering the Grand Forest Park is in Denpasar area. We affirm the Denpasar House fully supports the repeal of mangrove forest management cooperation by PT Tirtha Rahmat Bahari (TRB),” he said. Darsa claiming to keep the news clippings related to the Grand Forest Park said that a wave of opposition to the mangrove forest management came from all components. Such attitude was not worth linking to political issues considering the motif was pure rejection coming from critical attitude of Balinese residents when assessing there was impropriety against the management of their ancestral lands. He warned the problem should be positioned correctly, namely as a wise and prudent attitude of Balinese people to preserve and guard the nature of Bali. The parties getting involved and directly related to the permit issuance of PT TRB to manage the Grand Forest Park, he said, should gracefully cancel the agreement. Strong current of the opposition to the management of Grand Forest Park reflected the strength of community alignment in the balance of natural ecosystem of Bali. “Bali should not be constantly exploited with a plea

for the economic interests. All parties, including the Governor of Bali, should also be responsive to the aspirations at issue,” he suggested. The rest, he warned the Governor of Bali to take immediate measures by providing a decision to the polemic coming up. Moreover, the public reaction against the management cooperation of Grand Forest Park had extended to the cases threatening the freedom of expression for Bali people in preserving their nature. “Officials in Bali should take side and protect their residents,” he suggested. Darsa expected the management of Bali’s nature should refer to the existing bylaw on the regional spatial plan. The officials should not take unilateral policy, though it was enabled by law. Public sense of justice had to be respected so that any public decision made could calm down all the parties. Previously, an academician from the Udayana University, Ida Bagus Jelantik, also supported the revocation of PT TRB’s permit to manage the Grand Forest Park. Issuance of the recommendation by the Bali House to revoke the permit posed a step to make the condition conducive and finalize the polemics. Similar support was also expressed by another academician from the Ngurah Rai University, Denpasar, Dr. Anak Agung Gede Raka. He appreciated the issuance of recommendation because the House had accommodated and represented the people’s aspirations ranging from the

most extreme to mediocre ones. Formerly, Chairman of the Bali House issued a recommendation to revoke the PT TRB’s permit to manage the Grand Forest Park. The recommendation letter No. 593/3630/ DPRD dated November 7, 2012, addressed to the Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika was also forwarded to the Minister of Forestry of the RI, Chairmen of the Bali House and the Regent/ Mayor throughout Bali. The recommendation mentioned two things. Firstly, the Governor of Bali was asked to cancel the cooperation between the Bali Government and PT Tirtha Rahmat Bahari set forth in the Governor Decree No. 1.051/03-L/ HK/2012. Secondly, it requested the Governor of Bali to make coordination with the Bali House in making policy related to utilization and mangrove forest management in Bali Province. Chairman of the Bali House, AA Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, stated the issuance of such recommendation was based on the general review of factions in the Bali House delivered on October 16, 2012 that essentially rejected the issuance of permit for the mangrove forest utilization. Another consideration was the so incessant waves of the aspiration and rejection from various components of the Balinese people, including the residents around the Grand Forest Park and the environmental activists repeatedly rallied in front of the office of the Governor of Bali to repeal the permit. (dir)

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Chairman of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Darsa, expressed his support on revoking the permit for the management of mangrove forest spreading across 102.22 hectares in the area of the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) at Suwung Kauh, Denpasar. He asserted the licensing process had been flawed since the beginning because it did not involve the legislative and executive in Denpasar.

Morocco seeks increased cooperation in tourism

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NUSA DUA - Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has stated that Morocco seeks increased cooperation with Indonesia in the tourism sector. “Steps to boost cooperation in tourism were discussed at the bilateral meeting between Indonesia and Morocco,” he said after meeting with Morocco Foreign Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani few days ago. According to Marty, Indonesia can also benefit from increased cooperation with the IBP/File Photo

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has stated that Morocco seeks increased cooperation with Indonesia in the tourism sector.

North African country because Morocco is very advanced in the tourism sector. Meanwhile, the Moroccan foreign minister said The cooperation in tourism is part of the overall cooperation between Indonesia and Morocco in the economic and political spheres. He noted that both Indonesia and Morocco have a lot of experience in the tourism sector. Morocco also wants to export phosphate and its derivatives to Indonesia. The two countries talked about investment opportunities not only in Indonesia but also in Morocco, Saad stated. Morocco is keen to cooperate with Indonesia in the agriculture, fishery, and foodprocessing sectors, he continued.


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As days without power drag on, frustration simmers

Prevent plagiaristic papers

Udayana University strengthens database Bali Post

DENPASAR - The obligation to write in scientific journal comes into effect for students who take the final study period at the Udayana University, either for the undergraduate, graduate or post graduate program. In connection with the enforcement of this obligation, the Udayana University has formed a validation team at the level of study program, faculty and university to deter the entry of plagiarism. Besides, the Udayana University has also strengthened itself with representative database and reliable software system, so that there will be small chance for plagiaristic papers to escape from the observation of validation team. Rector of the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Made Bakta, revealed the matter. Bakta reminded all the students of the Udayana University of not trying to publish plagiaristic papers in scientific journal as a requirement to finish their education at the Udayana University. The opportunity to practice plagiarism was very small considering all the higher education institutions in Indonesia were required to upload their scientific publications made by the students and lecturers to Garuda Portal owned

by Directorate of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture. If the students were desperate to do so and proved to cheat, the plagiarists should be ready to accept a sanction. Light sanction was in the form of obligation to fix the paper, moderate sanction was to replace the paper when being convicted of using other people’s data more than 20 percent and severe sanction was revocation of the academic degree or diploma that had been born. “The higher education institution indeed

has the authority to revoke the academic degree awarded to graduates if the concerned is proved to practice plagiarism. So, please do not consider the obligation to write in scientific journal just a formality. If there are students proved to submit plagiarized papers, we do not hesitate to impose severe sanctions such as revocation of their academic degree,” he said without pretension of scaring. Bakta added his party had formed a validation team at all levels in order to ward off the plagiarized

papers to be published in scientific journals. For the paper published in a scientific journal at the study program level, the validation process would be conducted by a validation team of the study program. Similarly, scientific journals at the level of faculty and university would be validated by the validation team of the faculty and university. “With such a gradual validation process, we expect the plagiarism practices in the Udayana University can be cut to zero percent,” he said. As reported earlier, the obligation to write in scientific journal came into effect for students who took the end of the study period at the Udayana University. Related to this matter, the campus authority had cautioned in order the journal made should be truly genuine. If the papers published were proved to be

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Rector of the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Made Bakta

plagiarized ones, then the university would not hesitate to revoke the diploma of the graduate concerned. (kmb13)

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Adjacent residents complain about poultry farm

Bali Post TABANAN - Polemic on the poultry farm project at Pujungan village, Pupuan, remains disorderly. Feeling to be ignored, six adjacent residents to project location complained about the poultry farm covering an area of 8 hectares. Interestingly, the complaint was set forth in the complaint letter filed to Chairman of the Tabanan House, the ranks of Pupuan leadership and Pujungan customary village chief. At least six adjacent residents complained about the farm establishment. They consisted of Ketut Yasa, 65, aka Pan Sutari, Ketut Yuda, 56, aka Pan Murtini, Wayan Boki aka Pan Sumeni, Pan Jati/Jro Kukuh, Mr. Wayan Tentrem and Suparta. The six people were residents of Pupuan but some of them resided outside Pujungan. They objected to the project because the process was not transparent. “On behalf of my family, I’m disappointed with investor because it never meets us as the adjacent parties. Even, the project keeps on running without our consent,” complained Nengah Murdika, the son of Ketut Yuda, Sunday (Nov 11). This man affirmed that since the beginning of the project, the adjacent residents were never met by the investor or its representative. The adjacent residents, said Murdika, were only contacted by headman and customary

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village chief. “Actually, we just want to inquire the impact of the farm on our plantation as well as compensation,” he said. He explained that a meeting was held between the adjacent residents and the administrative and customary village on May 17. At that time, said Murdika, the adjacent residents questioned about the hazards of farm wastes. However, the village authority could not answer and promised to present the investor before the land clearing began. But so far, no representative of investor met the adjacent residents, while the project kept on running. For that reason, the six adjacent residents submitted their complaint to Chairman of the Tabanan House. IBP/Budi Wiriyanto In the letter, Chairman of the House Polemic on the poultry farm project at Pujungan village, Pupuan, remains disorderly. Feeling to be ignored, six was requested to a review it more adjacent residents to project location complained about the poultry farm covering an area of 8 hectares. maturely and revisit the plan to build the poultry farm. On that account, adjacent residents would no longer the youth leader of Pupuan, Nengah considered to misplace, even some the farm was feared to affect the sur- have a status as adjacent land because Partajaya, also questioned about the adjacent residents had not agreed. rounding plantation so that it required it had been restricted by the road. presence of the project. As a matter However, the project was constantly a clear environmental assessment “The problem is that our coffee trees of fact, there were some adjacent continued. Meanwhile, Headman impact study. “Essentially, we want begin to wilt after the project,” he residents who still objected. “What’s of Pujungan, Putu Santiarta and an explanation in person from the said. According to Aliawan, his party wrong with the project and why does Chief of Pujungan customary vilinvestor and please do not continue did not question about the existence it keep going on?” he protested. He lage, Wayan Sedana, asserted the the project first,” said Made Aliawan, of investor to the region. However, the asked the investor to come down and real condition in the field was that representative of the other adjacent process should be open and the adja- provide socialization to the adjacent no single resident had reported the case officially and expressed their cent residents were invited to have a residents. residents. As reported previously, the objection to the project. Based on Another complaint was about discussion. According to Aliawan, a small road suddenly made at the there had been four adjacent residents chicken fattening farm project at the result of socialization, the resiborder of the farm project. Existence who agreed with the project, while Pujungan, Pupuan, reaped a protest dents even supported the project as from the chairman and members of it was considered beneficial to the of the newly road was worried to be the others never approved it. Aside from the adjacent residents, the Tabanan House. The project was village. (kmb30) used as a reason so that the land of the

NEW YORK — New Yorkers railed against a utility company that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information. About 120,000 customers in New York and New Jersey remained without power Sunday, including tens of thousands of homes and businesses that were too damaged to connect to power even if it was running in their neighborhood. The lack of power restoration for a relative few in the densely populated region at the heart of the storm reinforced Sandy’s fractured effect on the area: tragic and vicious to some, merely a nuisance to others. Perhaps none of the utilities have drawn criticism as widespread, or as harsh, as the Long Island Power Authority. Nearly 50,000 of the homes and businesses it serves were still without power Sunday evening, and 55,000 more couldn’t safely connect even though their local grids were back online because their wiring and other equipment had been flooded. It would need to be repaired or inspected before those homes could regain power, LIPA said. “We certainly understand the frustration that’s out there,” LIPA’s chief operating officer, Michael Hervey, said in a conference call late Sunday. Customers told of calling LIPA multiple times a day for updates and getting no answer, or contradictory advice. “I was so disgusted the other night,” said Carrie Baram of Baldwin Harbor, on Long Island, who said she calls the utility three times a day. “I was up till midnight, but nobody bothered to answer the telephone.” Baram, 56, said she and her husband, Bob, go to the mall to charge their cellphones, and Bob, a sales manager, goes there to work. They trekked to her parents’ house to shower. At night, they huddle under a pile of blankets and listen to the sound of fire engines, which Baram assumes are blaring because people have been accidentally setting blazes with their generators. LIPA has said it knows that customers aren’t getting the information they need, partly because of an outdated information technology system that it is updating. On Sunday, executives said they were working on setting up information centers near the most heavily damaged areas. The company also said it had deployed 6,400 linemen to work on restoring power, compared to 200 on a normal day. In New York City, the mayor’s office said about 6,000 residents of low-income housing were still without power in 30 buildings. Police raised the city’s death toll from the storm to 43, after the death of a 77-year-old retired custodian who apparently fell down the stairs of his apartment building in the Rockaways, when it was dark and without power. Family members found him on Oct. 31; he died at a hospital Saturday.

BBC says its news chief, her deputy ‘step aside’ Associated Press

LONDON - The BBC says its news chief and her deputy have ‘stepped aside’ while the broadcaster deals with the fallout from a child abuse scandal that forced its directorgeneral to resign. Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, and her deputy, Steve Mitchell, have handed over their responsibilities to others for the time being, BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas said Monday. There was no formal announcement from the corporation.

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The Yadanatheinga Bridge which was under construction is seen collapsed into water in Irrawaddy River after it was damaged by a strong earthquake, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Kyaukmyaung township in Shwebo, Sagaing Division, northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar.

Deadly quake collapses bridge, mine in Myanmar Associated Press

YANGON — A strong earthquake collapsed a bridge and damaged ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar, and piecemeal reports from the underdeveloped mining region said mines collapsed and as many as 12 people were feared dead. Myanmar’s Vice President Sai Mauk Hkam visited the damaged sites Monday, while authorities resumed their search for four missing workers near the collapsed bridge over the Irrawaddy River in Kyaukmyaung. A slow release of official information left the actual extent of the damage unclear after Sunday morning’s magnitude-6.8 quake. Myanmar has a poor official disaster response system and lost upward of 140,000 people to a devastating cyclone in 2008. “We have been told by the director of Relief and Resettlement Department that there were seven dead and 45 injured as of late Sunday evening. The figure could fluctuate,” said Ashok Nigam, the U.N. development program’s resident representative. He told The Associated Press that U.N.

agencies had offered aid but “no formal request has been made yet.” Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay is the nearest population center to the main quake but reported no casualties or major damage. State media’s Sunday evening news said damage included 102 homes, 21 religious buildings, 48 government offices and four schools in the town of Thabeikyin. The gold-mining town is near the epicenter and had three dead and 35 injured. The official tally overall is six killed and 64 injured, while independently compiled tallies say about a dozen people died. The biggest single death toll was reported by a local administrative officer in Sintku township — on the Irrawaddy River

near the quake’s epicenter — who told The Associated Press that six people had died there and another 11 were injured. He said some of the dead were miners who were killed when a gold mine collapsed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because local officials are normally not allowed to release information to the media. Rumors circulated in Yangon of other mine collapses trapping workers, but none of the reports could be confirmed. The disaster is the second to strike Myanmar’s north in three days. On Friday, a tanker train derailed about 128 kilometers (80 miles) north of Shwebo, and at least 25 people were killed when overturned carriages burst into flames as they were trying to skim fuel from them.


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In this Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, a man inspects flat-panel TVs at a discount store in Tokyo. Japan said its economy contracted in July-September, foiling hopes for a rebound and signaling to many economists it may already be in recession.

Japan economy shrinks as China dispute takes toll Associated Press

TOKYO — Japan’s economy contracted in the latest quarter, signaling that like Europe it may already be in recession, further weighing down world growth. On an annualized basis, the world’s No. 3 economy shrank 3.5 percent in the JulySeptember quarter, the government reported Monday. It was in line with gloomy forecasts after Japan’s territorial dispute with China hammered exports that were already weakened by feeble global demand. The bad news will temper optimism over recoveries in China and the U.S., where some economists are predicting growth will top 3 percent in the third quarter. China’s painful slowdown likely bottomed out in the third quarter, with recent indicators such as factory production and auto and retail sales showing improvement. And Europe, though it may have turned a corner on its debt crisis as the

financial system stabilizes, is forecast to get worse before it gets better. Japan’s outlook remains bleak, with most economists forecasting a further decline in economic activity for the October-December quarter, which would officially put it in a recession according to the common definition of two consecutive quarters of contraction. Consumer spending fell 0.5 percent in the third quarter, as subsidies for auto purchases expired, and corporate capital spending fell 3.2 percent. Spending on reconstruction from the country’s March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disasters has also weakened. The drop for the current

October-December quarter may not be as severe as that experienced in July-September. “If the economy does recover in any way it will be a minute rebound,” said David Rea, an economist in London with Capital Economics. He said the contraction in gross domestic product in the last quarter of 2012 could be a couple of percentage points. More than two decades after Japan’s asset bubble burst in the early 1990s, its policymakers have yet to devise an effective strategy to help the economy break out of its deflationary funk. Meanwhile, the Japanese yen remains stubbornly high, discouraging its companies from investing at home and undermining its export competitiveness,

especially against rivals Germany and South Korea. Strangled by weak consumer spending and public investment, the economy grew at an anemic 0.3 percent annual pace in April-June, according to figures that were revised down from the originally reported 1.4 percent. The robust 5.2 percent pace of growth in the first quarter had raised hopes the recovery had taken hold, and until recently, the government was still forecasting growth at about 2 percent for the year. It had predicted a turnaround late in the year, but the renewed tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea, coupled with sluggish growth in Europe and other key export markets, have doused hopes for a significant rebound before 2013. A recent slew of dismal d a t a r e l e a s e s o ff e r s l i t t l e encouragement.

Obama to meet with labor, business leaders Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is inviting leaders from America’s labor and business communities to the White House this week for talks on the socalled fiscal cliff. The White House says Obama will meet with labor representatives as well as other progressive groups Tuesday. He’ll hold separate meetings with the business community Wednesday. Following his re-election, Obama said he wanted to build consensus for his approach to averting the cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect at the end of the year without congressional action. The president says he is open to compromise, but is standing firm on his call for upper income earners to pay more in taxes. Obama and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting Friday.

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Merkel risks protests, visits bailed-out Portugal LISBON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making another trip to a bailedout eurozone country where many people blame her government for the harsh austerity measures they are enduring. Merkel is paying a brief visit Monday to Portugal, which needed a €78 billion ($99 billion) rescue last year. Portugal has won Germany’s praise for enacting economic reforms and cutting expenditure. But the Portuguese government predicts a third straight year of recession in 2013, and the jobless rate has risen to almost 16 percent. Though Portugal has witnessed none of the violent street protests seen in bailed-out Greece, which Merkel visited last month, many Portuguese are angry about the loss of workers’ rights and falling living standards. Protest marches are planned during Merkel’s six-hour stay when she will hold talks with government officials.

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Farmers in Karangasem rejected underground water drilling near their rice fields. The farmers at two subak territories namely Subak Bungbung Kangin and Bungbung Kauhan rejected the drilling and suctioning of the underground water located a few hundred meters from the subak areas. They worried if the surrounding springs would dry up.

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Ironically, investor given permit to drill underground water Bali Post

KARANGASEM - Lapindo mudflow tragedy in Sidoarjo, East Java, had caused dozens of farmers to fear in Karangasem. Therefore, they rejected the underground water drilling near their rice fields. It was revealed by Chairman of Commission B of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Oka Antara, after raiding the underground drilling by PT Tirta Investama (producer of Aqua) a few days ago at Padangkerta village, Karangasem. According to Oka Antara, by citing one of the leaders or representative of farmers, Gusti Nyoman Kasta, the farmers at two subak territories namely Subak Bungbung Kangin and Bungbung Kauhan rejected the drilling and suctioning of the underground water located a few hundred meters from the subak areas. They worried if the surrounding springs would dry up. If the springs dried up, then dozens of hectares of rice fields would languish. Moreover, their rice field had faced water crisis since a few years ago. Related to the underground water drilling in the area of Padangkerta village, few days ago dozens of farmers came to see the people’s representative in the Karangasem House. They conveyed their rejection to the underground water drilling near their subak areas. However, a day later it was time for the investor, namely PT Tirta Investama, represented by Yusuf Sunardi with the customary village chief of Padangkerta and Peladung, a subak chief and headman of Padangkerta met the Karangasem House. On the contrary, the community leaders instead expressed their support

to the opening of the Aqua factory at Padangkerta as it was considered to give benefits. It would absorb many labor forces, so that the local youth would not necessary to migrate and find job opportunities outside Karangasem. Oka Antara said that farmers had known the impact of drilling the earth and its hazards. When being unlucky, the disaster like Lapindo mudflow case could happen. Moreover, said Oka Antara, the underground water drilling by the investor reached hundreds of meters into the earth. “Please be careful,” said Oka Antara. Another legislator of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Sadra, said it was unethical and ironic for Karangasem where the Karangasem society was facing clean water crisis and the Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) of Karangasem was still overwhelmed to serve people in need of clean water connection, while the investor was given permit for the underground water suction. Related to the drilling rejection by dozens of farmers, Oka Antara said the House would summon the relevant regional working units (SKPD) on Wednesday

(Nov 14) for a hearing. In connection with the underground water drilling in Karangasem region, Oka Antara and Chairman of the Karangasem House, Gede Dana, asked in order it would not repeat the incident happening around Mambal, Badung. At that village, the residents complained because since the mineral water company operated, the springs were getting smaller. Local residents consequently faced clean water crisis. Now, after the local springs were getting smaller and insufficient for the mineral water company, it even moved to find out new springs by drilling the underground water in Karangasem. “Please be careful. Do not let the springs diminish or even dry out because it can lead to irrigation crisis that ultimately results in regret. Aspirations of farmers on their concerns related to the impact of the underground water drilling on the decrease of spring discharge should be considered,” said Gede Dana. On the other hand, representative of PT Tirta Investama, Yusuf Sunardi, when meeting the Karangasem House a few days ago admitted if the water supply at Mambal village, Badung, was not sufficient for the company. Since then, he attempted to find out new springs where one of them was by proposing an exploration by drilling the underground water at two locations respectively amidst the rice fields at Padangkerta and Peladung village. (bud)

KUTA - The Happiest Girls Brand in the World is delighted to welcome the latest addition to its inspiring set of team riders - 11 year old Maria Kalista White. Maria is no stranger to the local Bali surfing scene. The Canggu based young surfer is already well-known for her impressive list of accomplishments so far and after just a year of competing in surf contests, Maria has managed to consistently place in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the regular MSC Billabong surfing competitions held throughout 2012. As a Surfer Girl Team Rider, Maria will receive free Surfer Girl products as well as getting full support to compete in surf competitions in Bali and beyond. She will join the other six Surfer Girl team riders – Pua, Salini, Kai, Cinta, Taina and Dhea – in representing the core values of the Surfer Girl brand with a passion for surfing, healthy outdoor living and caring & sharing attitudes towards others and the environment. Maria is stoked to be joining the Surfer Girl team: “I’m beyond happy that they picked me as Team Rider. It’s like a dream come true! I love Surfer Girl so much and I have wanted for so long to be a Team Rider of Surfer Girl”. Surfer Girl Indonesia’s General Manager, Ni Made Rusmawati said, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Maria to our family. We believe in her talent and are thrilled that we can support her development in surfing and as a young person. At Surfer Girl we encourage girls to believe in themselves and to be the best that they can be. We hope our team riders can inspire other young people to be healthy & active, to learn new skills, and experience new adventures.” Ranging from 10 to 14 years old in age, the Surfer Girl Team Riders are a dedicated, fun loving group of six young girls, with Indonesian heritage, who have been handpicked to represent the Surfer Girl brand in Indonesia. In 2012, the Team Riders have made lots of headlines, receiving many prestigious awards in Bali, nationally and internationally. The brands longest signed Team Rider, Salini Rengganis (14) has recently won 3rd Place in the Women Division of the Quiksilver Open in PhuketThailand, and is a current runner-up in the 2012 ISC Women Division. While fellow team rider, 10 year old, Cinta Hansel also had a lot to celebrate this year as she came out triumphant as winner of the Roxy Jam ‘King of The Groms’ contest 2012. Nadia Bintoro, Surfer Girl Head of Marketing Communications said, “We are very proud of the girls. Not only are they progressing excellently in their surfing careers, they keep doing it with fun-filled hearts and continue to be positive inspirations to all those around them, which is such a key part of the Surfer Girl brands DNA.


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An Emirates A380 that suffered engine damage sits on the edge of the tarmac at Sydney international airport in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The Emirates plane bound for Dubai was forced to turn back to Sydney Airport shortly after taking off on Sunday night after the captain informed passengers there was a problem with the No. 3 engine.

‘Bang and flash’ engine trouble hits Emirates A380 Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - An engine problem forced an Emirates A380 superjumbo to turn back to Sydney, the airline said Monday, with passengers hearing a loud bang and seeing a flash of orange. The pilot of the Dubai-bound Airbus plane carrying 380 passengers made the decision to turn back shortly after take-off on Sunday night. “Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai on November 11 turned back shortly after take-off due to an engine fault,” the carrier said in a statement. “Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused to its customers. However, the safety of our passengers and crew is of the highest priority and will not be compromised.” Fairfax journalist Matt Campbell was on the plane and told the Sydney Morning Herald the aircraft was still climbing. “It seemed about half an hour into the flight when I saw a bright orange flash, heard a loud bang and there was a big thump through the cabin,” he said. “The flight attendants were rushing about through the cabin and then eventually the PA came on and the captain said there was an engine problem with engine number three and that engine had now been hut down.” An Emirates spokesman told AFP the carrier was still working on what caused the scare but admitted passengers may have “seen a flash and heard noise”.

“There were no flames or smoke,” he added, despite some passengers telling local media they saw fire. “The pilot made a decision to turn back as a precaution.” Another passenger told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph the Emirates flight attendants “panicked more than the passengers”. “Everyone was running left and right (with) no one knowing what’s happened.” Amal Aburawi, a doctor, told the tabloid, and said nonEnglish speaking passengers were not properly informed about what was happening. She said usually Arabic announcements followed the English but “this time no one mentioned anything in Arabic and there (were) many Arabic passengers, many of them old ladies.” Qantas, which recently sealed a major partnership with Emirates, had an engine explode on one of its A380s over Indonesia in November 2010. The accident, during a flight from Singapore to Sydney, led the Australian carrier to temporarily ground its entire A380 superjumbo fleet. Subsequent investigations pinpointed a manufacturing defect which caused fatigue cracking in an oil pipe, resulting in a fire and potentially catastrophic engine failure.

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ARLINGTON - President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the Veterans Day holiday on Sunday, declaring that soldiers’ needs would be met even as the country winds down wars in the Middle East and Asia. In the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama pledged continuing support for veterans as they make the transition to civilian life. “This is the first Veterans Day in a decade in which there are no American troops fighting and dying in Iraq,” the president said at the cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, where soldiers’ graves are marked with row upon row of simple white stones. “After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home,” he said. “Over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life.” The president touted the work of first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, for their work in the Joining Forces campaign, which urges businesses to hire veterans. He also reaffirmed his commitment to continuing the

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner. “We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee. The FBI was investigating harassing emails sent by Petraeus biographer and girlfriend Paula Broadwell to a second woman. That probe of Broadwell’s emails revealed the affair between Broadwell and Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military’s Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. Staffers for Petraeus said Kelley and her husband were regular guests at events he held at Central Command headquarters. In a statement Sunday evening, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: “We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family’s privacy and want the

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same for us and our three children.” A U.S. official said the coalition countries represented at Central Command gave Kelley an appreciation certificate on which she was referred to as an “honorary ambassador” to the coalition, but she has no official status and is not employed by the U.S. government. The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general’s private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, says Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and wife, Holly. Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the circumstances of the FBI probe smacked of a cover-up by the White House. “It seems this (the investigation) has been going on for several months and, yet, now it appears that they’re saying that the FBI didn’t realize until Election Day that General Petraeus was involved. It just doesn’t add up,” said King, R-N.Y. Petraeus’ affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

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post-9/11 GI Bill program, which provides college education funding for those who have served, and said soldiers suffering war-related health problems will get the care they need. “No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home,” he said. After the ceremony, Obama visited with people in an area of the cemetery known as Section 60, where many of the solders who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are buried. The Democratic president won re-election to a second four-year term on Tuesday and now faces tough negotiations with Republican congressional leaders to avoid sharp spending cuts that loom at the end of the year. A big chunk of those reductions would come through a decline in defense spending. During the campaign, Obama and Biden regularly pledged their commitment to bringing troops home from Afghanistan and taking care of American veterans. Obama criticized his opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, for failing to mention the war in Afghanistan during his speech to the Republican National Convention.

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In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 photo, suspected militant Awaluddin Nasir, center, is beaten by the crowd after he threw a bomb at South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, unseen, during a political party anniversary celebration in Makassar, Indonesia. Nasir threw a pipe bomb at the provincial governor while he was on a stage but the device packed with nails failed to explode, police said Monday after arresting him and a second man. No one was injured.

Police arrests 2 men in failed bomb attack

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JAKARTA — A man threw a pipe bomb at an Indonesian provincial governor while he was on a stage but the device packed with nails failed to explode, police said Monday after arresting the suspect and a second man. No one was injured. South Sulawesi Gov. Syahrul Yasin Limpo was attending a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of his political party, the Golkar party, in the provincial capital, Makassar. Police are investigating whether Sunday’s failed attack was linked to a known terrorism group or to the next gubernatorial election. Limpo is seeking re-election in the January poll. White smoke poured out of the pipe bomb but it did not explode, said national police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar. The suspect, Awaluddin Nasir,

25, was beaten up by the crowd and arrested just after allegedly tossing the device. Nasir led police to another suspect late Sunday, and security forces are still searching for at least two other men who escaped during a police raid near Pamajengang village. Dozens of officers are now surrounding the area. Police seized a homemade bomb and two guns and are investigating a possible terrorism link. “We found similarities with the explosive used by a terrorist group in Poso,” Amar said.

Poso was a flashpoint for violence between Christians and Muslims in which more than 1,000 people died in 2001 and 2002. Authorities believe the district is now a terrorist hotbed. Indonesia has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Terrorist attacks aimed at foreigners have been largely replaced in recent years by smaller, less deadly strikes targeting government, mainly police and anti-terrorism forces.

JABABEKA - Vanya Sunanto never used any makeup until she was 25. But now, at 30, she uses 10 layers of cosmetics on her face every day. Sunanto is one of the growing millions of young Indonesians that giant international firms such as L’Oreal and Unilever are targeting with increased investment this year in a variety of hair and skincare products. “I love wearing them...These skincare products are still expensive but they really make a lot of impact on your skin,” said Sunanto, a website account manager, who now spends a hefty $150 a month, or about a tenth of her salary, on cosmetics. Sunanto has long had to import some of her “must-have” products, such as SKII Miracle Water, Clinique Moisture Surge and Cover Girl mascara, via the internet or friends travelling from abroad, since many are not yet available in Indonesia. But that is starting to change. L’Oreal, the world’s top cosmetics firm, opened its biggest factory globally in Java this week, as it is seeing 30 percent sales growth and expects the country’s beauty market to become the third biggest in Asia. Rival Unilever, the country’s market leader, plans to expand its factories too, while local cosmetics firm Martina Berto is also building a new plant in Java. Domestic demand from new middle class consumers, and investment to feed it, are now key drivers of Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Retail sales surged 22 percent in September, keeping economic growth above 6 percent, among Asia’s strongest “With this type of growth we constantly need to extend our manufacturing capability,” said Peter Ter Kulve, chairman of Unilever Indonesia. Indonesians, an island people living between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, have traditionally seen the most important beauty features for women as good skin and long hair. But for many, cosmetics and shampoo have long been a luxury, purchased only as needed. In rural areas and cities alike, roadside shacks selling a few products such as individual sachets of shampoo are still common. Wati, a 35-year old domestic worker in Java who earns $200 a month, has started spending a little more on shampoo after a recent pay raise, moving from Sunsilk up to Dove, both Unilever brands. A small tray of face powder and lipstick, her luxury, lasts her a year. But a wider selection of cosmetics is becoming more easily available as modern convenience stores, pharmacies and supermarkets spread across the archipelago of 17,000 islands, home to the world’s fourth largest population. For the wealthy who shop in the glossy malls of Jakarta, high end brands such as Crabtree & Evelyn and Kiehl have opened franchise outlets. Victoria’s Secret and Sephora, which carry niche brands, will open flagship stores next year. There were 9,000 cosmetics registered for sale by the government this year, more than foods or any other consumer product. L’Oreal says it has had to develop specific products to cater for Indonesians, whose skin has to battle strong sun, high humidity and urban pollution, often leading to oily and sweaty complexions. With 90 percent of the population Muslim, cosmetics also have to withstand regular face washing ahead of prayers. The skincare market, meanwhile, is growing so much that companies are even starting to take aim at men. L’Oreal’s Indonesian sales growth is up 300 percent for men’s products and the overall men’s market is up 60 percent. “The man market is a blue ocean,” said L’Oreal’s Asia managing director, Jochen Zaumseil. Wigra Hanafiah, a 27-year-old communication strategist in the oil and gas industry, says he uses face wash, hair wax, deodorant, aftershave, moisturizers, lotion and perfume. “There are male celebrities endorsing it (men’s cosmetics) - actors, singers, car-racers,” he said. “That says ‘Hey, it’s okay to be a guy and take care of your looks.’”


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Seseh beach located on Munggu Village in Badung district. Seseh beach located about 15 Km from Denpasar and about 55 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Seseh beach have black sand and great view. This beach is not crowded like Kuta and Legian. Before we reach the beach, along the road we can see green rice field. In this beach we can do activity like surfing and kite surfing and see the sunset in the afternoon.For the people around the beach, they usually use the beach for religion activity like Melasti and Melarung Bumi.

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Pedrosa: After Marquez, I thought I should do something similar! Dani Pedrosa concluded his most successful MotoGP season by winning Sunday’s Valencia finale - from a pit lane start! While newly crowned double world champion Jorge Lorenzo was one of the few to correctly chose slicks tyres for the wet but drying track, Pedrosa at least spotted his mistake on the warm-up lap. Instead of lining up in pole positron, the 2012 title runner-up dived into pit lane and switched to his ‘dry bike’. Three other riders made the same decision, but it meant they were forced to start the race from the end of pit lane, after the field had passed. Just 20th out of 22 riders by the end of lap one, Pedrosa had reached third place by lap five - getting ever faster as the remaining wet tyre riders pulled into the pits. The race then stabilised with Lorenzo and Pedrosa first and second, and the #26 looked poised to strike for the lead... until he ran wide and lost several seconds to the Yamaha rider. But Lorenzo made a bigger mistake just before the halfway stage, highsiding as he tried to lap James Ellison. Pedrosa then rode to his seventh victory of the year - the most of any rider - by a massive 37s from Yamaha replacement rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga. “After Marquez’s race, I thought I should do something similar!” smiled Pedrosa, referring to the Moto2 champion’s last to first ride. “But seriously, I’m really happy with this win, it was very difficult at the start to make the decision with tyres. “I saw Jorge on slicks on the grid and I was pretty sure with my decision, but standing there the track was drying up very quickly and before the start I didn’t know if it would be better to forget about the pole and start from the pits or go out on wets and stop after 4 or 5 laps. “In the last corner of the sighting lap, the instinct told me to get in immediately. I started from the pit lane and I managed to be fast from the beginning, I caught Jorge and then I made a mistake and lost three seconds again, but one lap later he also made a mistake and crashed out. “It was the mistake I was waiting for from him all year! But maybe with the title pressure off it is easier to make mistakes. Anyway it’s too late now and I’m pleased to win. “It was tough to maintain concentration with such conditions and a big advantage, so I planned the second half of the race like a practice session, taking the corners, the lines, lap by lap. It’s a great end of the season and I’d like to thank all the Repsol Honda Team!” Retiring team-mate Casey Stoner completed the podium in third. “I think Marc Marquez had the ride of the day until Dani started from the pits and won!” said Stoner. Pedrosa and new team-mate Marquez will start their 2013 preparations during testing at Valencia on Tuesday.

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates his win against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro after their men’s singles semifinal tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London November 11, 2012.

Djokovic, Federer in 1-2 title match at ATP finals

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As usual, Roger Federer is looking to add to one of his many records. And as many expected, Novak Djokovic will be trying to stop him. The top two players in the world advanced to the championship match at the ATP finals on Sunday, each looking beatable early before turning things around.

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Repsol Honda team’s spanish rider Dani Pedrosa rides ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Japanese Katsuyuki Nakasuga during the MotoGP race of the Valencia Grand Prix at Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste near Valencia on November 11, 2012.

Federer, a six-time champion at the season-ending event, advanced by beating U.S. Open champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 6-2. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. ‘’I knew that if I lose today it’s the end of the season, so I gave everything I had and couldn’t be more happy,’’ Federer said on court after the match. The ATP finals is the last tournament of the season, and Federer will face Djokovic in the final match on Monday at the O2 Arena. Federer found himself in a hole early against Murray, losing his serve in the opening game. But Murray, who lost to Federer in the Wimbledon final but beat him in the Olympic final, couldn’t hang on. The 17-time Grand Slam champion broke back to even the score at 4-4, then recovered from a 3-1 deficit in

the tiebreaker to win the opening set and take control. In the second set, Federer lost only two points on serve and broke Murray twice. ‘’Once he gets ahead, he’s incredibly hard to stop,’’ said Murray, who leads Federer 10-9 in head-tohead play. In the early match, the top-ranked Djokovic started playing his best tennis as soon as he appeared on his way to an early offseason vacation. Djokovic was broken late in the first set and again early in the second, but he found his stroke and quickly rebounded. Del Potro, who defeated Djokovic to win the Olympic bronze medal at Wimbledon this year, then went up a break early in the second set. But Djokovic broke right back to 2-2 and then took Del Potro’s

serve again to take a 5-3 lead. ‘’He’s so good,’’ Del Potro said. ‘’Of course, he’s the No. 1. In these kinds of matches, they make the difference between them and the rest of the players.’’ In the third set, Djokovic decisively won 12 of 13 points over a three-game stretch to take a 3-1 lead. He broke again three games later and held at love to advance. ‘’I believed that I could come back,’’ said Djokovic, who treated the media to chocolates during his post-match news conference to thank them for their work throughout the year. ‘’I believed that I could turn this match around in my favor, and I’ve done so.’’ The victory was Djokovic’s 74th of the season, tying him with David Ferrer for the most this year. It was also his seventh win in nine matches against Del Potro.


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Messi passes Pele’s goals in 1 year as Barca wins

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to leave Sunday’s 2-1 win over Levante after injuring his head in a collision in the opening minutes. Levante defender David Na-

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continue after halftime. Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said that his star forward “lost vision in both eyes and couldn’t go on.” Mourinho said Ronaldo will undergo tests.

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Lazio splashed their way to a 3-2 derby win over AS Roma in atrocious conditions on Sunday, helped by a puddle of water which played a crucial part in their second goal. Daniele De Rossi, given a rare start by Roma, was sent off seconds before halftime for punching Stefano Mauri in the face as they tussled for the ball in the penalty area and Mauri was also dismissed late in the game for a second yellow card. Alexandre Pato missed a first-half penalty as Milan’s brief revival ended with a 3-1 home defeat by fourthplaced Fiorentina, and third-placed Napoli scored three times in the last 15 minutes in a 4-2 win at Genoa. Second-placed Inter Milan’s run of 10 consecutive wins ended in a 3-2 defeat at Atalanta as they dropped four points behind leaders Juventus, who won 6-1 at Pescara on Saturday. German Denis scored two secondhalf goals, including a penalty, for Atalanta to atone for scooping the ball over the goal from six metres in the first half. Giacomo Bonaventura had given Atalanta a first-half lead and Fredy Guarin levelled from a free kick before Denis sprang into action with a sevenminute brace. Rodrigo Palacio pulled one back with six minutes left.

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Eighteen-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala scored twice to give Palermo a 2-0 win over Sampdoria and hand the visitors their seventh consecutive league defeat. Chievo and Udinese drew 2-2 after both scored in the last two minutes and Torino beat Bologna 1-0. Juventus lead with 31 points from 12 games, followed by Inter (27), Napoli (26), Fiorentina (24) and Lazio (22). Roma, who have the second best attack and joint worst defence in the lead, got off to a flying start when Erik Lamela met Francesco Totti’s corner with a diving header to score

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his eighth goal of the season. Torrential rain left puddles of water on the pitch, making it almost unplayable, and the conditions had a hand in Lazio’s first two goals. Antonio Candreva levelled in the 35th minute with a long-range free kick which flew straight at goalkeeper Mauro Goicoechea but slipped through his hands and into the net. Ten minutes later, Hernanes sent a low cross into the area, the ball was slowed down by a puddle and fell perfectly for Miroslav Klose to score from close range for the Germany striker’s seventh goal of the season.

Injured Rooney out of England squad to play Sweden

Spanish Leading Scorers Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid, Aritz Aduriz, Athletic Bilbao, Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid, Helder Postiga, Zaragoza, Ruben Castro, Real Betis, Oscar Gonzalez, Valladolid, Tomer Hemed, Mallorca, David Villa, Barcelona, Francisco “Piti” Medina, Rayo Vallecano, Alvaro Negredo, Sevilla,

varro’s elbow opened a gash above Ronaldo’s left eye that required treatment on the sideline before returning to the pitch. Ronaldo scored Madrid’s opener in the 21st minute but could not

Lazio splash to derby win against 10-man Roma

Lionel Messi surpassed Pele’s milestone of goals in a calendar year, scoring for the 75th and 76th time in 2012 to lead Barcelona to a 4-2 victory at Mallorca in the Spanish league Sunday. Messi is within nine goals of Gerd Mueller’s career record. record of 50 goals last season and broke Cesar Rodriguez’s 57-year milestone of 232 goals to become Barcelona’s career scoring leader. Barcelona’s 10th win in 11 rounds extended its club-record start and opened a provisional 11-point gap over third-place Madrid, which beat Levante 2-0 on goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata. Second-place Atletico Madrid is three points behind the leaders after easing past visiting Getafe 2-0. Messi increased his leagueleading tally to 15 goals. He has 20 in all competitions this season. Pele scored 75 goals for Brazil and Santos in 1958. Mueller had 85 in 1972 for West Germany and Bayern Munich. Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao beat visiting Sevilla 2-0 for its first back-to-back wins of the season, while 10-man Valencia stayed winless away this season after drawing 1-1 at Valladolid.

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Xavi Hernandez unlocked Mallorca’s defense with a free kick in the 28th minute before Messi struck in the 44th. Cristian Tello added a third goal a minute later at Iberostar stadium. After Mallorca netted twice early in the second half to breathe life into the match, Messi stepped up to score again the 70th to ensure victory, helping Barcelona rebound from its loss at Celtic in the Champions League. ‘’Leo’s records are spectacular,’’ Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said. ‘’It’s spectacular when you think that he scores so many goals. Some few players reach these numbers in seven or eight seasons, he does it in one. And most of his goals are great goals.’’ This is the latest scoring feat for the Argentine forward. He scored 73 goals in the 2011-12 season for Barcelona, breaking the European club record of 67 goals set by Mueller in 1972-73. He also set a Spanish league

International

Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney is one of five England players who have withdrawn from the squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Sweden. Rooney’s right ankle was hurt in Manchester United’s match at Aston Villa on Saturday when Theo Walcott was also injured playing for Arsenal. Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon were hurt Sunday in Tottenham’s match at Manchester City as was Jermain Defoe, whom England coach Roy Hodgson had wanted to call up as Rooney’s replacement. The fifth player forced out is Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey after he missed Sunday’s match at Chelsea. Coming into the squad are Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, Wilfried Zaha, a 20-year-old forward with secondtier club Crystal Palace, and Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, who will receive FIFA clearance to play after previously featuring for Finland’s under-19 team.

Lampard in talks with Chinese team

Chelsea star Frank Lampard is poised to follow former teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka with a lucrative move to China, after Guizhou Renhe confirmed Monday they were in talks with him. The England international midfielder has been linked since March with a move to the Chinese Super League. But speculation intensified after Renhe chairman Dai Yongge was quoted in the domestic press on Saturday as saying that Lampard had signed. Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo played down the reports after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday. But a Renhe official confirmed in a brief statement to AFP that talks with Lampard were underway. “Yes, we are in contact with Lampard but so far nothing has been settled,” said deputy board chairman Yang Xiaoyu. Dai was quoted by the state-run China Daily as saying Lampard would join Renhe as captain in January. A winter arrival would give the 34-year-old time to settle in before the 2013-14 Chinese Super League season begins in March.

High-flying Renhe qualified for their first AFC Champions League competition with a fourth-place finish in the league, which ended last week. The club is based in Guiyang in the southwestern province of Guizhou. It is bankrolled by Dai, who is boss of underground shopping centre developer Renhe Commercial Holdings Company. China has become an attractive destination for football stars approaching the end of their careers. Ivory Coast striker Drogba and former France international Anelka play for Shanghai Shenhua on contracts said to be worth $300,000 a week. Lampard, who is currently injured with a calf problem, would be in line for an even bigger payday, reports in the British press have claimed. Meanwhile, a report in China’s Soccer News newspaper on Monday quoted unnamed sources at Shenhua as saying Anelka could be on his way back to England. The report, which could not be verified by AFP, comes as the British media suggested that Anelka is heading to English Premier League side West Ham United.

English Premier League Sunday’s matches Chelsea 1, Liverpool 1 Chelsea: John Terry (20). Liverpool: Luis Suarez (73). Manchester City 2, Tottenham 1 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero (65), Edin Dzeko (88). Tottenham: Steven Caulker (21). Newcastle 0, West Ham 1 REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

SS Lazio’s Giuseppe Biava (C) tackles AS Roma’s Francesco Totti (R) during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome November 11, 2012.

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West Ham: Kevin Nolan (37).


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Messi passes Pele’s goals in 1 year as Barca wins

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to leave Sunday’s 2-1 win over Levante after injuring his head in a collision in the opening minutes. Levante defender David Na-

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continue after halftime. Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said that his star forward “lost vision in both eyes and couldn’t go on.” Mourinho said Ronaldo will undergo tests.

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Lazio splashed their way to a 3-2 derby win over AS Roma in atrocious conditions on Sunday, helped by a puddle of water which played a crucial part in their second goal. Daniele De Rossi, given a rare start by Roma, was sent off seconds before halftime for punching Stefano Mauri in the face as they tussled for the ball in the penalty area and Mauri was also dismissed late in the game for a second yellow card. Alexandre Pato missed a first-half penalty as Milan’s brief revival ended with a 3-1 home defeat by fourthplaced Fiorentina, and third-placed Napoli scored three times in the last 15 minutes in a 4-2 win at Genoa. Second-placed Inter Milan’s run of 10 consecutive wins ended in a 3-2 defeat at Atalanta as they dropped four points behind leaders Juventus, who won 6-1 at Pescara on Saturday. German Denis scored two secondhalf goals, including a penalty, for Atalanta to atone for scooping the ball over the goal from six metres in the first half. Giacomo Bonaventura had given Atalanta a first-half lead and Fredy Guarin levelled from a free kick before Denis sprang into action with a sevenminute brace. Rodrigo Palacio pulled one back with six minutes left.

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Eighteen-year-old Argentine forward Paulo Dybala scored twice to give Palermo a 2-0 win over Sampdoria and hand the visitors their seventh consecutive league defeat. Chievo and Udinese drew 2-2 after both scored in the last two minutes and Torino beat Bologna 1-0. Juventus lead with 31 points from 12 games, followed by Inter (27), Napoli (26), Fiorentina (24) and Lazio (22). Roma, who have the second best attack and joint worst defence in the lead, got off to a flying start when Erik Lamela met Francesco Totti’s corner with a diving header to score

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his eighth goal of the season. Torrential rain left puddles of water on the pitch, making it almost unplayable, and the conditions had a hand in Lazio’s first two goals. Antonio Candreva levelled in the 35th minute with a long-range free kick which flew straight at goalkeeper Mauro Goicoechea but slipped through his hands and into the net. Ten minutes later, Hernanes sent a low cross into the area, the ball was slowed down by a puddle and fell perfectly for Miroslav Klose to score from close range for the Germany striker’s seventh goal of the season.

Injured Rooney out of England squad to play Sweden

Spanish Leading Scorers Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid, Aritz Aduriz, Athletic Bilbao, Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid, Helder Postiga, Zaragoza, Ruben Castro, Real Betis, Oscar Gonzalez, Valladolid, Tomer Hemed, Mallorca, David Villa, Barcelona, Francisco “Piti” Medina, Rayo Vallecano, Alvaro Negredo, Sevilla,

varro’s elbow opened a gash above Ronaldo’s left eye that required treatment on the sideline before returning to the pitch. Ronaldo scored Madrid’s opener in the 21st minute but could not

Lazio splash to derby win against 10-man Roma

Lionel Messi surpassed Pele’s milestone of goals in a calendar year, scoring for the 75th and 76th time in 2012 to lead Barcelona to a 4-2 victory at Mallorca in the Spanish league Sunday. Messi is within nine goals of Gerd Mueller’s career record. record of 50 goals last season and broke Cesar Rodriguez’s 57-year milestone of 232 goals to become Barcelona’s career scoring leader. Barcelona’s 10th win in 11 rounds extended its club-record start and opened a provisional 11-point gap over third-place Madrid, which beat Levante 2-0 on goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata. Second-place Atletico Madrid is three points behind the leaders after easing past visiting Getafe 2-0. Messi increased his leagueleading tally to 15 goals. He has 20 in all competitions this season. Pele scored 75 goals for Brazil and Santos in 1958. Mueller had 85 in 1972 for West Germany and Bayern Munich. Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao beat visiting Sevilla 2-0 for its first back-to-back wins of the season, while 10-man Valencia stayed winless away this season after drawing 1-1 at Valladolid.

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Xavi Hernandez unlocked Mallorca’s defense with a free kick in the 28th minute before Messi struck in the 44th. Cristian Tello added a third goal a minute later at Iberostar stadium. After Mallorca netted twice early in the second half to breathe life into the match, Messi stepped up to score again the 70th to ensure victory, helping Barcelona rebound from its loss at Celtic in the Champions League. ‘’Leo’s records are spectacular,’’ Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said. ‘’It’s spectacular when you think that he scores so many goals. Some few players reach these numbers in seven or eight seasons, he does it in one. And most of his goals are great goals.’’ This is the latest scoring feat for the Argentine forward. He scored 73 goals in the 2011-12 season for Barcelona, breaking the European club record of 67 goals set by Mueller in 1972-73. He also set a Spanish league

International

Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney is one of five England players who have withdrawn from the squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Sweden. Rooney’s right ankle was hurt in Manchester United’s match at Aston Villa on Saturday when Theo Walcott was also injured playing for Arsenal. Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon were hurt Sunday in Tottenham’s match at Manchester City as was Jermain Defoe, whom England coach Roy Hodgson had wanted to call up as Rooney’s replacement. The fifth player forced out is Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey after he missed Sunday’s match at Chelsea. Coming into the squad are Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, Wilfried Zaha, a 20-year-old forward with secondtier club Crystal Palace, and Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, who will receive FIFA clearance to play after previously featuring for Finland’s under-19 team.

Lampard in talks with Chinese team

Chelsea star Frank Lampard is poised to follow former teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka with a lucrative move to China, after Guizhou Renhe confirmed Monday they were in talks with him. The England international midfielder has been linked since March with a move to the Chinese Super League. But speculation intensified after Renhe chairman Dai Yongge was quoted in the domestic press on Saturday as saying that Lampard had signed. Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo played down the reports after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday. But a Renhe official confirmed in a brief statement to AFP that talks with Lampard were underway. “Yes, we are in contact with Lampard but so far nothing has been settled,” said deputy board chairman Yang Xiaoyu. Dai was quoted by the state-run China Daily as saying Lampard would join Renhe as captain in January. A winter arrival would give the 34-year-old time to settle in before the 2013-14 Chinese Super League season begins in March.

High-flying Renhe qualified for their first AFC Champions League competition with a fourth-place finish in the league, which ended last week. The club is based in Guiyang in the southwestern province of Guizhou. It is bankrolled by Dai, who is boss of underground shopping centre developer Renhe Commercial Holdings Company. China has become an attractive destination for football stars approaching the end of their careers. Ivory Coast striker Drogba and former France international Anelka play for Shanghai Shenhua on contracts said to be worth $300,000 a week. Lampard, who is currently injured with a calf problem, would be in line for an even bigger payday, reports in the British press have claimed. Meanwhile, a report in China’s Soccer News newspaper on Monday quoted unnamed sources at Shenhua as saying Anelka could be on his way back to England. The report, which could not be verified by AFP, comes as the British media suggested that Anelka is heading to English Premier League side West Ham United.

English Premier League Sunday’s matches Chelsea 1, Liverpool 1 Chelsea: John Terry (20). Liverpool: Luis Suarez (73). Manchester City 2, Tottenham 1 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero (65), Edin Dzeko (88). Tottenham: Steven Caulker (21). Newcastle 0, West Ham 1 REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

SS Lazio’s Giuseppe Biava (C) tackles AS Roma’s Francesco Totti (R) during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome November 11, 2012.

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Seseh Beach

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Seseh beach located on Munggu Village in Badung district. Seseh beach located about 15 Km from Denpasar and about 55 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Seseh beach have black sand and great view. This beach is not crowded like Kuta and Legian. Before we reach the beach, along the road we can see green rice field. In this beach we can do activity like surfing and kite surfing and see the sunset in the afternoon.For the people around the beach, they usually use the beach for religion activity like Melasti and Melarung Bumi.

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Pedrosa: After Marquez, I thought I should do something similar! Dani Pedrosa concluded his most successful MotoGP season by winning Sunday’s Valencia finale - from a pit lane start! While newly crowned double world champion Jorge Lorenzo was one of the few to correctly chose slicks tyres for the wet but drying track, Pedrosa at least spotted his mistake on the warm-up lap. Instead of lining up in pole positron, the 2012 title runner-up dived into pit lane and switched to his ‘dry bike’. Three other riders made the same decision, but it meant they were forced to start the race from the end of pit lane, after the field had passed. Just 20th out of 22 riders by the end of lap one, Pedrosa had reached third place by lap five - getting ever faster as the remaining wet tyre riders pulled into the pits. The race then stabilised with Lorenzo and Pedrosa first and second, and the #26 looked poised to strike for the lead... until he ran wide and lost several seconds to the Yamaha rider. But Lorenzo made a bigger mistake just before the halfway stage, highsiding as he tried to lap James Ellison. Pedrosa then rode to his seventh victory of the year - the most of any rider - by a massive 37s from Yamaha replacement rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga. “After Marquez’s race, I thought I should do something similar!” smiled Pedrosa, referring to the Moto2 champion’s last to first ride. “But seriously, I’m really happy with this win, it was very difficult at the start to make the decision with tyres. “I saw Jorge on slicks on the grid and I was pretty sure with my decision, but standing there the track was drying up very quickly and before the start I didn’t know if it would be better to forget about the pole and start from the pits or go out on wets and stop after 4 or 5 laps. “In the last corner of the sighting lap, the instinct told me to get in immediately. I started from the pit lane and I managed to be fast from the beginning, I caught Jorge and then I made a mistake and lost three seconds again, but one lap later he also made a mistake and crashed out. “It was the mistake I was waiting for from him all year! But maybe with the title pressure off it is easier to make mistakes. Anyway it’s too late now and I’m pleased to win. “It was tough to maintain concentration with such conditions and a big advantage, so I planned the second half of the race like a practice session, taking the corners, the lines, lap by lap. It’s a great end of the season and I’d like to thank all the Repsol Honda Team!” Retiring team-mate Casey Stoner completed the podium in third. “I think Marc Marquez had the ride of the day until Dani started from the pits and won!” said Stoner. Pedrosa and new team-mate Marquez will start their 2013 preparations during testing at Valencia on Tuesday.

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates his win against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro after their men’s singles semifinal tennis match at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London November 11, 2012.

Djokovic, Federer in 1-2 title match at ATP finals

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As usual, Roger Federer is looking to add to one of his many records. And as many expected, Novak Djokovic will be trying to stop him. The top two players in the world advanced to the championship match at the ATP finals on Sunday, each looking beatable early before turning things around.

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Repsol Honda team’s spanish rider Dani Pedrosa rides ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Japanese Katsuyuki Nakasuga during the MotoGP race of the Valencia Grand Prix at Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste near Valencia on November 11, 2012.

Federer, a six-time champion at the season-ending event, advanced by beating U.S. Open champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 6-2. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. ‘’I knew that if I lose today it’s the end of the season, so I gave everything I had and couldn’t be more happy,’’ Federer said on court after the match. The ATP finals is the last tournament of the season, and Federer will face Djokovic in the final match on Monday at the O2 Arena. Federer found himself in a hole early against Murray, losing his serve in the opening game. But Murray, who lost to Federer in the Wimbledon final but beat him in the Olympic final, couldn’t hang on. The 17-time Grand Slam champion broke back to even the score at 4-4, then recovered from a 3-1 deficit in

the tiebreaker to win the opening set and take control. In the second set, Federer lost only two points on serve and broke Murray twice. ‘’Once he gets ahead, he’s incredibly hard to stop,’’ said Murray, who leads Federer 10-9 in head-tohead play. In the early match, the top-ranked Djokovic started playing his best tennis as soon as he appeared on his way to an early offseason vacation. Djokovic was broken late in the first set and again early in the second, but he found his stroke and quickly rebounded. Del Potro, who defeated Djokovic to win the Olympic bronze medal at Wimbledon this year, then went up a break early in the second set. But Djokovic broke right back to 2-2 and then took Del Potro’s

serve again to take a 5-3 lead. ‘’He’s so good,’’ Del Potro said. ‘’Of course, he’s the No. 1. In these kinds of matches, they make the difference between them and the rest of the players.’’ In the third set, Djokovic decisively won 12 of 13 points over a three-game stretch to take a 3-1 lead. He broke again three games later and held at love to advance. ‘’I believed that I could come back,’’ said Djokovic, who treated the media to chocolates during his post-match news conference to thank them for their work throughout the year. ‘’I believed that I could turn this match around in my favor, and I’ve done so.’’ The victory was Djokovic’s 74th of the season, tying him with David Ferrer for the most this year. It was also his seventh win in nine matches against Del Potro.


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An Emirates A380 that suffered engine damage sits on the edge of the tarmac at Sydney international airport in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The Emirates plane bound for Dubai was forced to turn back to Sydney Airport shortly after taking off on Sunday night after the captain informed passengers there was a problem with the No. 3 engine.

‘Bang and flash’ engine trouble hits Emirates A380 Agence France-Presse

SYDNEY - An engine problem forced an Emirates A380 superjumbo to turn back to Sydney, the airline said Monday, with passengers hearing a loud bang and seeing a flash of orange. The pilot of the Dubai-bound Airbus plane carrying 380 passengers made the decision to turn back shortly after take-off on Sunday night. “Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai on November 11 turned back shortly after take-off due to an engine fault,” the carrier said in a statement. “Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused to its customers. However, the safety of our passengers and crew is of the highest priority and will not be compromised.” Fairfax journalist Matt Campbell was on the plane and told the Sydney Morning Herald the aircraft was still climbing. “It seemed about half an hour into the flight when I saw a bright orange flash, heard a loud bang and there was a big thump through the cabin,” he said. “The flight attendants were rushing about through the cabin and then eventually the PA came on and the captain said there was an engine problem with engine number three and that engine had now been hut down.” An Emirates spokesman told AFP the carrier was still working on what caused the scare but admitted passengers may have “seen a flash and heard noise”.

“There were no flames or smoke,” he added, despite some passengers telling local media they saw fire. “The pilot made a decision to turn back as a precaution.” Another passenger told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph the Emirates flight attendants “panicked more than the passengers”. “Everyone was running left and right (with) no one knowing what’s happened.” Amal Aburawi, a doctor, told the tabloid, and said nonEnglish speaking passengers were not properly informed about what was happening. She said usually Arabic announcements followed the English but “this time no one mentioned anything in Arabic and there (were) many Arabic passengers, many of them old ladies.” Qantas, which recently sealed a major partnership with Emirates, had an engine explode on one of its A380s over Indonesia in November 2010. The accident, during a flight from Singapore to Sydney, led the Australian carrier to temporarily ground its entire A380 superjumbo fleet. Subsequent investigations pinpointed a manufacturing defect which caused fatigue cracking in an oil pipe, resulting in a fire and potentially catastrophic engine failure.

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ARLINGTON - President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the Veterans Day holiday on Sunday, declaring that soldiers’ needs would be met even as the country winds down wars in the Middle East and Asia. In the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama pledged continuing support for veterans as they make the transition to civilian life. “This is the first Veterans Day in a decade in which there are no American troops fighting and dying in Iraq,” the president said at the cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, where soldiers’ graves are marked with row upon row of simple white stones. “After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home,” he said. “Over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian life.” The president touted the work of first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, for their work in the Joining Forces campaign, which urges businesses to hire veterans. He also reaffirmed his commitment to continuing the

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner. “We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee. The FBI was investigating harassing emails sent by Petraeus biographer and girlfriend Paula Broadwell to a second woman. That probe of Broadwell’s emails revealed the affair between Broadwell and Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military’s Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. Staffers for Petraeus said Kelley and her husband were regular guests at events he held at Central Command headquarters. In a statement Sunday evening, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: “We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family’s privacy and want the

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same for us and our three children.” A U.S. official said the coalition countries represented at Central Command gave Kelley an appreciation certificate on which she was referred to as an “honorary ambassador” to the coalition, but she has no official status and is not employed by the U.S. government. The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general’s private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, says Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and wife, Holly. Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the circumstances of the FBI probe smacked of a cover-up by the White House. “It seems this (the investigation) has been going on for several months and, yet, now it appears that they’re saying that the FBI didn’t realize until Election Day that General Petraeus was involved. It just doesn’t add up,” said King, R-N.Y. Petraeus’ affair with Broadwell will be the subject of meetings Wednesday involving congressional intelligence committee leaders, FBI deputy director Sean Joyce and CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

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post-9/11 GI Bill program, which provides college education funding for those who have served, and said soldiers suffering war-related health problems will get the care they need. “No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home,” he said. After the ceremony, Obama visited with people in an area of the cemetery known as Section 60, where many of the solders who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are buried. The Democratic president won re-election to a second four-year term on Tuesday and now faces tough negotiations with Republican congressional leaders to avoid sharp spending cuts that loom at the end of the year. A big chunk of those reductions would come through a decline in defense spending. During the campaign, Obama and Biden regularly pledged their commitment to bringing troops home from Afghanistan and taking care of American veterans. Obama criticized his opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, for failing to mention the war in Afghanistan during his speech to the Republican National Convention.

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In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 photo, suspected militant Awaluddin Nasir, center, is beaten by the crowd after he threw a bomb at South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo, unseen, during a political party anniversary celebration in Makassar, Indonesia. Nasir threw a pipe bomb at the provincial governor while he was on a stage but the device packed with nails failed to explode, police said Monday after arresting him and a second man. No one was injured.

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JAKARTA — A man threw a pipe bomb at an Indonesian provincial governor while he was on a stage but the device packed with nails failed to explode, police said Monday after arresting the suspect and a second man. No one was injured. South Sulawesi Gov. Syahrul Yasin Limpo was attending a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of his political party, the Golkar party, in the provincial capital, Makassar. Police are investigating whether Sunday’s failed attack was linked to a known terrorism group or to the next gubernatorial election. Limpo is seeking re-election in the January poll. White smoke poured out of the pipe bomb but it did not explode, said national police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar. The suspect, Awaluddin Nasir,

25, was beaten up by the crowd and arrested just after allegedly tossing the device. Nasir led police to another suspect late Sunday, and security forces are still searching for at least two other men who escaped during a police raid near Pamajengang village. Dozens of officers are now surrounding the area. Police seized a homemade bomb and two guns and are investigating a possible terrorism link. “We found similarities with the explosive used by a terrorist group in Poso,” Amar said.

Poso was a flashpoint for violence between Christians and Muslims in which more than 1,000 people died in 2001 and 2002. Authorities believe the district is now a terrorist hotbed. Indonesia has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Terrorist attacks aimed at foreigners have been largely replaced in recent years by smaller, less deadly strikes targeting government, mainly police and anti-terrorism forces.

JABABEKA - Vanya Sunanto never used any makeup until she was 25. But now, at 30, she uses 10 layers of cosmetics on her face every day. Sunanto is one of the growing millions of young Indonesians that giant international firms such as L’Oreal and Unilever are targeting with increased investment this year in a variety of hair and skincare products. “I love wearing them...These skincare products are still expensive but they really make a lot of impact on your skin,” said Sunanto, a website account manager, who now spends a hefty $150 a month, or about a tenth of her salary, on cosmetics. Sunanto has long had to import some of her “must-have” products, such as SKII Miracle Water, Clinique Moisture Surge and Cover Girl mascara, via the internet or friends travelling from abroad, since many are not yet available in Indonesia. But that is starting to change. L’Oreal, the world’s top cosmetics firm, opened its biggest factory globally in Java this week, as it is seeing 30 percent sales growth and expects the country’s beauty market to become the third biggest in Asia. Rival Unilever, the country’s market leader, plans to expand its factories too, while local cosmetics firm Martina Berto is also building a new plant in Java. Domestic demand from new middle class consumers, and investment to feed it, are now key drivers of Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Retail sales surged 22 percent in September, keeping economic growth above 6 percent, among Asia’s strongest “With this type of growth we constantly need to extend our manufacturing capability,” said Peter Ter Kulve, chairman of Unilever Indonesia. Indonesians, an island people living between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, have traditionally seen the most important beauty features for women as good skin and long hair. But for many, cosmetics and shampoo have long been a luxury, purchased only as needed. In rural areas and cities alike, roadside shacks selling a few products such as individual sachets of shampoo are still common. Wati, a 35-year old domestic worker in Java who earns $200 a month, has started spending a little more on shampoo after a recent pay raise, moving from Sunsilk up to Dove, both Unilever brands. A small tray of face powder and lipstick, her luxury, lasts her a year. But a wider selection of cosmetics is becoming more easily available as modern convenience stores, pharmacies and supermarkets spread across the archipelago of 17,000 islands, home to the world’s fourth largest population. For the wealthy who shop in the glossy malls of Jakarta, high end brands such as Crabtree & Evelyn and Kiehl have opened franchise outlets. Victoria’s Secret and Sephora, which carry niche brands, will open flagship stores next year. There were 9,000 cosmetics registered for sale by the government this year, more than foods or any other consumer product. L’Oreal says it has had to develop specific products to cater for Indonesians, whose skin has to battle strong sun, high humidity and urban pollution, often leading to oily and sweaty complexions. With 90 percent of the population Muslim, cosmetics also have to withstand regular face washing ahead of prayers. The skincare market, meanwhile, is growing so much that companies are even starting to take aim at men. L’Oreal’s Indonesian sales growth is up 300 percent for men’s products and the overall men’s market is up 60 percent. “The man market is a blue ocean,” said L’Oreal’s Asia managing director, Jochen Zaumseil. Wigra Hanafiah, a 27-year-old communication strategist in the oil and gas industry, says he uses face wash, hair wax, deodorant, aftershave, moisturizers, lotion and perfume. “There are male celebrities endorsing it (men’s cosmetics) - actors, singers, car-racers,” he said. “That says ‘Hey, it’s okay to be a guy and take care of your looks.’”


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In this Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, a man inspects flat-panel TVs at a discount store in Tokyo. Japan said its economy contracted in July-September, foiling hopes for a rebound and signaling to many economists it may already be in recession.

Japan economy shrinks as China dispute takes toll Associated Press

TOKYO — Japan’s economy contracted in the latest quarter, signaling that like Europe it may already be in recession, further weighing down world growth. On an annualized basis, the world’s No. 3 economy shrank 3.5 percent in the JulySeptember quarter, the government reported Monday. It was in line with gloomy forecasts after Japan’s territorial dispute with China hammered exports that were already weakened by feeble global demand. The bad news will temper optimism over recoveries in China and the U.S., where some economists are predicting growth will top 3 percent in the third quarter. China’s painful slowdown likely bottomed out in the third quarter, with recent indicators such as factory production and auto and retail sales showing improvement. And Europe, though it may have turned a corner on its debt crisis as the

financial system stabilizes, is forecast to get worse before it gets better. Japan’s outlook remains bleak, with most economists forecasting a further decline in economic activity for the October-December quarter, which would officially put it in a recession according to the common definition of two consecutive quarters of contraction. Consumer spending fell 0.5 percent in the third quarter, as subsidies for auto purchases expired, and corporate capital spending fell 3.2 percent. Spending on reconstruction from the country’s March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disasters has also weakened. The drop for the current

October-December quarter may not be as severe as that experienced in July-September. “If the economy does recover in any way it will be a minute rebound,” said David Rea, an economist in London with Capital Economics. He said the contraction in gross domestic product in the last quarter of 2012 could be a couple of percentage points. More than two decades after Japan’s asset bubble burst in the early 1990s, its policymakers have yet to devise an effective strategy to help the economy break out of its deflationary funk. Meanwhile, the Japanese yen remains stubbornly high, discouraging its companies from investing at home and undermining its export competitiveness,

especially against rivals Germany and South Korea. Strangled by weak consumer spending and public investment, the economy grew at an anemic 0.3 percent annual pace in April-June, according to figures that were revised down from the originally reported 1.4 percent. The robust 5.2 percent pace of growth in the first quarter had raised hopes the recovery had taken hold, and until recently, the government was still forecasting growth at about 2 percent for the year. It had predicted a turnaround late in the year, but the renewed tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea, coupled with sluggish growth in Europe and other key export markets, have doused hopes for a significant rebound before 2013. A recent slew of dismal d a t a r e l e a s e s o ff e r s l i t t l e encouragement.

Obama to meet with labor, business leaders Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is inviting leaders from America’s labor and business communities to the White House this week for talks on the socalled fiscal cliff. The White House says Obama will meet with labor representatives as well as other progressive groups Tuesday. He’ll hold separate meetings with the business community Wednesday. Following his re-election, Obama said he wanted to build consensus for his approach to averting the cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect at the end of the year without congressional action. The president says he is open to compromise, but is standing firm on his call for upper income earners to pay more in taxes. Obama and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting Friday.

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Merkel risks protests, visits bailed-out Portugal LISBON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making another trip to a bailedout eurozone country where many people blame her government for the harsh austerity measures they are enduring. Merkel is paying a brief visit Monday to Portugal, which needed a €78 billion ($99 billion) rescue last year. Portugal has won Germany’s praise for enacting economic reforms and cutting expenditure. But the Portuguese government predicts a third straight year of recession in 2013, and the jobless rate has risen to almost 16 percent. Though Portugal has witnessed none of the violent street protests seen in bailed-out Greece, which Merkel visited last month, many Portuguese are angry about the loss of workers’ rights and falling living standards. Protest marches are planned during Merkel’s six-hour stay when she will hold talks with government officials.

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Farmers in Karangasem rejected underground water drilling near their rice fields. The farmers at two subak territories namely Subak Bungbung Kangin and Bungbung Kauhan rejected the drilling and suctioning of the underground water located a few hundred meters from the subak areas. They worried if the surrounding springs would dry up.

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Ironically, investor given permit to drill underground water Bali Post

KARANGASEM - Lapindo mudflow tragedy in Sidoarjo, East Java, had caused dozens of farmers to fear in Karangasem. Therefore, they rejected the underground water drilling near their rice fields. It was revealed by Chairman of Commission B of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Oka Antara, after raiding the underground drilling by PT Tirta Investama (producer of Aqua) a few days ago at Padangkerta village, Karangasem. According to Oka Antara, by citing one of the leaders or representative of farmers, Gusti Nyoman Kasta, the farmers at two subak territories namely Subak Bungbung Kangin and Bungbung Kauhan rejected the drilling and suctioning of the underground water located a few hundred meters from the subak areas. They worried if the surrounding springs would dry up. If the springs dried up, then dozens of hectares of rice fields would languish. Moreover, their rice field had faced water crisis since a few years ago. Related to the underground water drilling in the area of Padangkerta village, few days ago dozens of farmers came to see the people’s representative in the Karangasem House. They conveyed their rejection to the underground water drilling near their subak areas. However, a day later it was time for the investor, namely PT Tirta Investama, represented by Yusuf Sunardi with the customary village chief of Padangkerta and Peladung, a subak chief and headman of Padangkerta met the Karangasem House. On the contrary, the community leaders instead expressed their support

to the opening of the Aqua factory at Padangkerta as it was considered to give benefits. It would absorb many labor forces, so that the local youth would not necessary to migrate and find job opportunities outside Karangasem. Oka Antara said that farmers had known the impact of drilling the earth and its hazards. When being unlucky, the disaster like Lapindo mudflow case could happen. Moreover, said Oka Antara, the underground water drilling by the investor reached hundreds of meters into the earth. “Please be careful,” said Oka Antara. Another legislator of the Karangasem House, Nyoman Sadra, said it was unethical and ironic for Karangasem where the Karangasem society was facing clean water crisis and the Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) of Karangasem was still overwhelmed to serve people in need of clean water connection, while the investor was given permit for the underground water suction. Related to the drilling rejection by dozens of farmers, Oka Antara said the House would summon the relevant regional working units (SKPD) on Wednesday

(Nov 14) for a hearing. In connection with the underground water drilling in Karangasem region, Oka Antara and Chairman of the Karangasem House, Gede Dana, asked in order it would not repeat the incident happening around Mambal, Badung. At that village, the residents complained because since the mineral water company operated, the springs were getting smaller. Local residents consequently faced clean water crisis. Now, after the local springs were getting smaller and insufficient for the mineral water company, it even moved to find out new springs by drilling the underground water in Karangasem. “Please be careful. Do not let the springs diminish or even dry out because it can lead to irrigation crisis that ultimately results in regret. Aspirations of farmers on their concerns related to the impact of the underground water drilling on the decrease of spring discharge should be considered,” said Gede Dana. On the other hand, representative of PT Tirta Investama, Yusuf Sunardi, when meeting the Karangasem House a few days ago admitted if the water supply at Mambal village, Badung, was not sufficient for the company. Since then, he attempted to find out new springs where one of them was by proposing an exploration by drilling the underground water at two locations respectively amidst the rice fields at Padangkerta and Peladung village. (bud)

KUTA - The Happiest Girls Brand in the World is delighted to welcome the latest addition to its inspiring set of team riders - 11 year old Maria Kalista White. Maria is no stranger to the local Bali surfing scene. The Canggu based young surfer is already well-known for her impressive list of accomplishments so far and after just a year of competing in surf contests, Maria has managed to consistently place in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the regular MSC Billabong surfing competitions held throughout 2012. As a Surfer Girl Team Rider, Maria will receive free Surfer Girl products as well as getting full support to compete in surf competitions in Bali and beyond. She will join the other six Surfer Girl team riders – Pua, Salini, Kai, Cinta, Taina and Dhea – in representing the core values of the Surfer Girl brand with a passion for surfing, healthy outdoor living and caring & sharing attitudes towards others and the environment. Maria is stoked to be joining the Surfer Girl team: “I’m beyond happy that they picked me as Team Rider. It’s like a dream come true! I love Surfer Girl so much and I have wanted for so long to be a Team Rider of Surfer Girl”. Surfer Girl Indonesia’s General Manager, Ni Made Rusmawati said, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Maria to our family. We believe in her talent and are thrilled that we can support her development in surfing and as a young person. At Surfer Girl we encourage girls to believe in themselves and to be the best that they can be. We hope our team riders can inspire other young people to be healthy & active, to learn new skills, and experience new adventures.” Ranging from 10 to 14 years old in age, the Surfer Girl Team Riders are a dedicated, fun loving group of six young girls, with Indonesian heritage, who have been handpicked to represent the Surfer Girl brand in Indonesia. In 2012, the Team Riders have made lots of headlines, receiving many prestigious awards in Bali, nationally and internationally. The brands longest signed Team Rider, Salini Rengganis (14) has recently won 3rd Place in the Women Division of the Quiksilver Open in PhuketThailand, and is a current runner-up in the 2012 ISC Women Division. While fellow team rider, 10 year old, Cinta Hansel also had a lot to celebrate this year as she came out triumphant as winner of the Roxy Jam ‘King of The Groms’ contest 2012. Nadia Bintoro, Surfer Girl Head of Marketing Communications said, “We are very proud of the girls. Not only are they progressing excellently in their surfing careers, they keep doing it with fun-filled hearts and continue to be positive inspirations to all those around them, which is such a key part of the Surfer Girl brands DNA.


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Prevent plagiaristic papers

Udayana University strengthens database Bali Post

DENPASAR - The obligation to write in scientific journal comes into effect for students who take the final study period at the Udayana University, either for the undergraduate, graduate or post graduate program. In connection with the enforcement of this obligation, the Udayana University has formed a validation team at the level of study program, faculty and university to deter the entry of plagiarism. Besides, the Udayana University has also strengthened itself with representative database and reliable software system, so that there will be small chance for plagiaristic papers to escape from the observation of validation team. Rector of the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Made Bakta, revealed the matter. Bakta reminded all the students of the Udayana University of not trying to publish plagiaristic papers in scientific journal as a requirement to finish their education at the Udayana University. The opportunity to practice plagiarism was very small considering all the higher education institutions in Indonesia were required to upload their scientific publications made by the students and lecturers to Garuda Portal owned

by Directorate of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture. If the students were desperate to do so and proved to cheat, the plagiarists should be ready to accept a sanction. Light sanction was in the form of obligation to fix the paper, moderate sanction was to replace the paper when being convicted of using other people’s data more than 20 percent and severe sanction was revocation of the academic degree or diploma that had been born. “The higher education institution indeed

has the authority to revoke the academic degree awarded to graduates if the concerned is proved to practice plagiarism. So, please do not consider the obligation to write in scientific journal just a formality. If there are students proved to submit plagiarized papers, we do not hesitate to impose severe sanctions such as revocation of their academic degree,” he said without pretension of scaring. Bakta added his party had formed a validation team at all levels in order to ward off the plagiarized

papers to be published in scientific journals. For the paper published in a scientific journal at the study program level, the validation process would be conducted by a validation team of the study program. Similarly, scientific journals at the level of faculty and university would be validated by the validation team of the faculty and university. “With such a gradual validation process, we expect the plagiarism practices in the Udayana University can be cut to zero percent,” he said. As reported earlier, the obligation to write in scientific journal came into effect for students who took the end of the study period at the Udayana University. Related to this matter, the campus authority had cautioned in order the journal made should be truly genuine. If the papers published were proved to be

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plagiarized ones, then the university would not hesitate to revoke the diploma of the graduate concerned. (kmb13)

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Adjacent residents complain about poultry farm

Bali Post TABANAN - Polemic on the poultry farm project at Pujungan village, Pupuan, remains disorderly. Feeling to be ignored, six adjacent residents to project location complained about the poultry farm covering an area of 8 hectares. Interestingly, the complaint was set forth in the complaint letter filed to Chairman of the Tabanan House, the ranks of Pupuan leadership and Pujungan customary village chief. At least six adjacent residents complained about the farm establishment. They consisted of Ketut Yasa, 65, aka Pan Sutari, Ketut Yuda, 56, aka Pan Murtini, Wayan Boki aka Pan Sumeni, Pan Jati/Jro Kukuh, Mr. Wayan Tentrem and Suparta. The six people were residents of Pupuan but some of them resided outside Pujungan. They objected to the project because the process was not transparent. “On behalf of my family, I’m disappointed with investor because it never meets us as the adjacent parties. Even, the project keeps on running without our consent,” complained Nengah Murdika, the son of Ketut Yuda, Sunday (Nov 11). This man affirmed that since the beginning of the project, the adjacent residents were never met by the investor or its representative. The adjacent residents, said Murdika, were only contacted by headman and customary

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village chief. “Actually, we just want to inquire the impact of the farm on our plantation as well as compensation,” he said. He explained that a meeting was held between the adjacent residents and the administrative and customary village on May 17. At that time, said Murdika, the adjacent residents questioned about the hazards of farm wastes. However, the village authority could not answer and promised to present the investor before the land clearing began. But so far, no representative of investor met the adjacent residents, while the project kept on running. For that reason, the six adjacent residents submitted their complaint to Chairman of the Tabanan House. IBP/Budi Wiriyanto In the letter, Chairman of the House Polemic on the poultry farm project at Pujungan village, Pupuan, remains disorderly. Feeling to be ignored, six was requested to a review it more adjacent residents to project location complained about the poultry farm covering an area of 8 hectares. maturely and revisit the plan to build the poultry farm. On that account, adjacent residents would no longer the youth leader of Pupuan, Nengah considered to misplace, even some the farm was feared to affect the sur- have a status as adjacent land because Partajaya, also questioned about the adjacent residents had not agreed. rounding plantation so that it required it had been restricted by the road. presence of the project. As a matter However, the project was constantly a clear environmental assessment “The problem is that our coffee trees of fact, there were some adjacent continued. Meanwhile, Headman impact study. “Essentially, we want begin to wilt after the project,” he residents who still objected. “What’s of Pujungan, Putu Santiarta and an explanation in person from the said. According to Aliawan, his party wrong with the project and why does Chief of Pujungan customary vilinvestor and please do not continue did not question about the existence it keep going on?” he protested. He lage, Wayan Sedana, asserted the the project first,” said Made Aliawan, of investor to the region. However, the asked the investor to come down and real condition in the field was that representative of the other adjacent process should be open and the adja- provide socialization to the adjacent no single resident had reported the case officially and expressed their cent residents were invited to have a residents. residents. As reported previously, the objection to the project. Based on Another complaint was about discussion. According to Aliawan, a small road suddenly made at the there had been four adjacent residents chicken fattening farm project at the result of socialization, the resiborder of the farm project. Existence who agreed with the project, while Pujungan, Pupuan, reaped a protest dents even supported the project as from the chairman and members of it was considered beneficial to the of the newly road was worried to be the others never approved it. Aside from the adjacent residents, the Tabanan House. The project was village. (kmb30) used as a reason so that the land of the

NEW YORK — New Yorkers railed against a utility company that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information. About 120,000 customers in New York and New Jersey remained without power Sunday, including tens of thousands of homes and businesses that were too damaged to connect to power even if it was running in their neighborhood. The lack of power restoration for a relative few in the densely populated region at the heart of the storm reinforced Sandy’s fractured effect on the area: tragic and vicious to some, merely a nuisance to others. Perhaps none of the utilities have drawn criticism as widespread, or as harsh, as the Long Island Power Authority. Nearly 50,000 of the homes and businesses it serves were still without power Sunday evening, and 55,000 more couldn’t safely connect even though their local grids were back online because their wiring and other equipment had been flooded. It would need to be repaired or inspected before those homes could regain power, LIPA said. “We certainly understand the frustration that’s out there,” LIPA’s chief operating officer, Michael Hervey, said in a conference call late Sunday. Customers told of calling LIPA multiple times a day for updates and getting no answer, or contradictory advice. “I was so disgusted the other night,” said Carrie Baram of Baldwin Harbor, on Long Island, who said she calls the utility three times a day. “I was up till midnight, but nobody bothered to answer the telephone.” Baram, 56, said she and her husband, Bob, go to the mall to charge their cellphones, and Bob, a sales manager, goes there to work. They trekked to her parents’ house to shower. At night, they huddle under a pile of blankets and listen to the sound of fire engines, which Baram assumes are blaring because people have been accidentally setting blazes with their generators. LIPA has said it knows that customers aren’t getting the information they need, partly because of an outdated information technology system that it is updating. On Sunday, executives said they were working on setting up information centers near the most heavily damaged areas. The company also said it had deployed 6,400 linemen to work on restoring power, compared to 200 on a normal day. In New York City, the mayor’s office said about 6,000 residents of low-income housing were still without power in 30 buildings. Police raised the city’s death toll from the storm to 43, after the death of a 77-year-old retired custodian who apparently fell down the stairs of his apartment building in the Rockaways, when it was dark and without power. Family members found him on Oct. 31; he died at a hospital Saturday.

BBC says its news chief, her deputy ‘step aside’ Associated Press

LONDON - The BBC says its news chief and her deputy have ‘stepped aside’ while the broadcaster deals with the fallout from a child abuse scandal that forced its directorgeneral to resign. Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, and her deputy, Steve Mitchell, have handed over their responsibilities to others for the time being, BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas said Monday. There was no formal announcement from the corporation.

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The Yadanatheinga Bridge which was under construction is seen collapsed into water in Irrawaddy River after it was damaged by a strong earthquake, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Kyaukmyaung township in Shwebo, Sagaing Division, northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar.

Deadly quake collapses bridge, mine in Myanmar Associated Press

YANGON — A strong earthquake collapsed a bridge and damaged ancient Buddhist pagodas in northern Myanmar, and piecemeal reports from the underdeveloped mining region said mines collapsed and as many as 12 people were feared dead. Myanmar’s Vice President Sai Mauk Hkam visited the damaged sites Monday, while authorities resumed their search for four missing workers near the collapsed bridge over the Irrawaddy River in Kyaukmyaung. A slow release of official information left the actual extent of the damage unclear after Sunday morning’s magnitude-6.8 quake. Myanmar has a poor official disaster response system and lost upward of 140,000 people to a devastating cyclone in 2008. “We have been told by the director of Relief and Resettlement Department that there were seven dead and 45 injured as of late Sunday evening. The figure could fluctuate,” said Ashok Nigam, the U.N. development program’s resident representative. He told The Associated Press that U.N.

agencies had offered aid but “no formal request has been made yet.” Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay is the nearest population center to the main quake but reported no casualties or major damage. State media’s Sunday evening news said damage included 102 homes, 21 religious buildings, 48 government offices and four schools in the town of Thabeikyin. The gold-mining town is near the epicenter and had three dead and 35 injured. The official tally overall is six killed and 64 injured, while independently compiled tallies say about a dozen people died. The biggest single death toll was reported by a local administrative officer in Sintku township — on the Irrawaddy River

near the quake’s epicenter — who told The Associated Press that six people had died there and another 11 were injured. He said some of the dead were miners who were killed when a gold mine collapsed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because local officials are normally not allowed to release information to the media. Rumors circulated in Yangon of other mine collapses trapping workers, but none of the reports could be confirmed. The disaster is the second to strike Myanmar’s north in three days. On Friday, a tanker train derailed about 128 kilometers (80 miles) north of Shwebo, and at least 25 people were killed when overturned carriages burst into flames as they were trying to skim fuel from them.


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Taiwan’s HTC settles patent disputes with Apple

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DENPASAR - The support to recommendation of Chairman of the Bali House on the cancellation of the permit for the management of mangrove forest spreading across 102.22 hectares in the area of the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) at Suwung Kauh, Denpasar, kept flowing. After appreciation of the academician, Chairman of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Darsa, expressed his support, too. He asserted the licensing process had been flawed since the beginning because it did not involve the legislative and executive in Denpasar.

more on product innovation. HTC has grown as the first maker of phones running on Android software. But its sales faltered from the second half of 2011 in a market increasingly divided between Apple and Samsung Electronics Co.

Toyota tests cars that communicate with each other Associated Press

SUSONO — Toyota Motor Cop. is testing out safety systems using cars that communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just-completed facility in Japan, the size of three baseball stadiums.

The cars use telecommunications waves to receive information, such as pedestrians crossing the street or cars advancing from blind spots, from sensors and transmitters installed on streets. In a test drive for reporters Monday, a beeping went off in

the car, and a picture of a person appeared on a screen. A picture of an arrow popped up to indicate an approaching car at an intersection. Toyota said the technology will be tested on some roads in Japan in 2014. Similar tests are planned for the U.S.

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Pope to join celebs, presidents with Twitter feed Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — He already has a billion followers. Now, Pope Benedict XVI will join the Twitter-sphere, tweeting from a personal account along with the world’s celebrities, leaders and ordinary folk. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi made the announcement Thursday, saying details about Benedict’s handle and other information will come when the Vatican officially launches the account, perhaps before the end of the year.

The 85-year-old Benedict sent his first tweet from a Vatican account last year when he launched the Vatican’s news information portal, aimed at the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics. The new Twitter account will be his own, though it’s doubtful Benedict himself will wrestle down his encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and other papal pronouncements into 140-character bites. Benedict, who writes longhand and doesn’t normally use a computer, will more likely sign off on tweets written in his name.

Microsoft to drop Messenger, switch to Skype Associated Press

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A journalist drives a Toyota Prius hybrid car at the Intelligent Transport System Test Site during the Toyota Safety Technology Media Tour at the company’s Higashifuji Technical Center in Susono, west of Tokyo November 12, 2012.

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Denpasar House supports the repeal of PT TRB’s permit

TAIPEI — HTC Corp. and Apple Inc. have settled their outstanding patent disputes. patents for various smartphone features since March 2010. Apple was claiming that HTC phones running Google’s Android software had infringed on patents it held. HTC chief executive Peter Chou says ending the litigation will allow his company to focus

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Related to management of 102.22 ha of mangrove forest

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In a joint statement Sunday, the two companies said they also signed a 10-year license agreement that will extend to current and future patents held by one another. Cupertino, California-based Apple and Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC had battled over the

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NEW YORK — Microsoft is dropping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype. M a i n t a i n i n g Wi n d o w s Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. A new version of Skype released a few weeks ago allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account. By merging the two services, people won’t have

to maintain two separate contact lists. Microsoft says much has changed in how people communicate. There’s more use of text messaging and social networking. Microsoft says that Messenger users who switch to Skype will get benefits such as the ability to call landline and mobile phones and better support on mobile devices. Except for mainland China, Messenger will be discontinued worldwide after the first quarter of 2013.

“I fully support the measure taken by the Bali House that issued the recommendation on the permit revocation of PT TRB to manage the Grand Forest Park. It is a form of sensitivity and alignment of the Bali House for the aspirations of its residents. We in the Denpasar House will also take strategic steps to address this matter considering the Grand Forest Park is in Denpasar area. We affirm the Denpasar House fully supports the repeal of mangrove forest management cooperation by PT Tirtha Rahmat Bahari (TRB),” he said. Darsa claiming to keep the news clippings related to the Grand Forest Park said that a wave of opposition to the mangrove forest management came from all components. Such attitude was not worth linking to political issues considering the motif was pure rejection coming from critical attitude of Balinese residents when assessing there was impropriety against the management of their ancestral lands. He warned the problem should be positioned correctly, namely as a wise and prudent attitude of Balinese people to preserve and guard the nature of Bali. The parties getting involved and directly related to the permit issuance of PT TRB to manage the Grand Forest Park, he said, should gracefully cancel the agreement. Strong current of the opposition to the management of Grand Forest Park reflected the strength of community alignment in the balance of natural ecosystem of Bali. “Bali should not be constantly exploited with a plea

for the economic interests. All parties, including the Governor of Bali, should also be responsive to the aspirations at issue,” he suggested. The rest, he warned the Governor of Bali to take immediate measures by providing a decision to the polemic coming up. Moreover, the public reaction against the management cooperation of Grand Forest Park had extended to the cases threatening the freedom of expression for Bali people in preserving their nature. “Officials in Bali should take side and protect their residents,” he suggested. Darsa expected the management of Bali’s nature should refer to the existing bylaw on the regional spatial plan. The officials should not take unilateral policy, though it was enabled by law. Public sense of justice had to be respected so that any public decision made could calm down all the parties. Previously, an academician from the Udayana University, Ida Bagus Jelantik, also supported the revocation of PT TRB’s permit to manage the Grand Forest Park. Issuance of the recommendation by the Bali House to revoke the permit posed a step to make the condition conducive and finalize the polemics. Similar support was also expressed by another academician from the Ngurah Rai University, Denpasar, Dr. Anak Agung Gede Raka. He appreciated the issuance of recommendation because the House had accommodated and represented the people’s aspirations ranging from the

most extreme to mediocre ones. Formerly, Chairman of the Bali House issued a recommendation to revoke the PT TRB’s permit to manage the Grand Forest Park. The recommendation letter No. 593/3630/ DPRD dated November 7, 2012, addressed to the Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika was also forwarded to the Minister of Forestry of the RI, Chairmen of the Bali House and the Regent/ Mayor throughout Bali. The recommendation mentioned two things. Firstly, the Governor of Bali was asked to cancel the cooperation between the Bali Government and PT Tirtha Rahmat Bahari set forth in the Governor Decree No. 1.051/03-L/ HK/2012. Secondly, it requested the Governor of Bali to make coordination with the Bali House in making policy related to utilization and mangrove forest management in Bali Province. Chairman of the Bali House, AA Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, stated the issuance of such recommendation was based on the general review of factions in the Bali House delivered on October 16, 2012 that essentially rejected the issuance of permit for the mangrove forest utilization. Another consideration was the so incessant waves of the aspiration and rejection from various components of the Balinese people, including the residents around the Grand Forest Park and the environmental activists repeatedly rallied in front of the office of the Governor of Bali to repeal the permit. (dir)

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Chairman of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Darsa, expressed his support on revoking the permit for the management of mangrove forest spreading across 102.22 hectares in the area of the Ngurah Rai Grand Forest Park (Tahura) at Suwung Kauh, Denpasar. He asserted the licensing process had been flawed since the beginning because it did not involve the legislative and executive in Denpasar.

Morocco seeks increased cooperation in tourism

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NUSA DUA - Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has stated that Morocco seeks increased cooperation with Indonesia in the tourism sector. “Steps to boost cooperation in tourism were discussed at the bilateral meeting between Indonesia and Morocco,” he said after meeting with Morocco Foreign Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani few days ago. According to Marty, Indonesia can also benefit from increased cooperation with the IBP/File Photo

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has stated that Morocco seeks increased cooperation with Indonesia in the tourism sector.

North African country because Morocco is very advanced in the tourism sector. Meanwhile, the Moroccan foreign minister said The cooperation in tourism is part of the overall cooperation between Indonesia and Morocco in the economic and political spheres. He noted that both Indonesia and Morocco have a lot of experience in the tourism sector. Morocco also wants to export phosphate and its derivatives to Indonesia. The two countries talked about investment opportunities not only in Indonesia but also in Morocco, Saad stated. Morocco is keen to cooperate with Indonesia in the agriculture, fishery, and foodprocessing sectors, he continued.


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Bali needs primary hospital, not luxurious hospital Bali Post

DENPASAR - The construction of new hospital in Bali is very possible. However, the hospital required is not the one equipped with advanced equipment and luxurious building. It is a simple or primary hospital denoting the development of the community health centers in each regency/city equipped with inpatient rooms. “Not all people need modern treatment and sophisticated equipment, but require more simple treatment rooms,” said Director of Sanglah Hospital, Wayan Sutarga, not long ago. Primary hospital, said Sutarga, was very necessary to be developed in Bali, especially for people who did not need modern treatment and advanced equipment. Similarly, the development of primary hospital did not require a new building. It could be done by developing the community health center in each region equipped with inpatient room. At the moment, there had been 30 community health centers in Bali that had been developed into primary hospital or equipped with inpatient room. In terms of capacity, the Sanglah Hospital can only provide 800 beds. However, in terms of minimum bed demand in Bali and based on the standard of social security agency (BPJS), Bali still needs additional beds. On the other hand, Sutarga mentioned that as a central referral hospital in Bali, the quality and safety services of Sanglah Hospital would be

tested. To give a sense of safety for people under treatment in Sanglah Hospital, the hospital was making a preparation to undergo an assessment by the Joint Commission International (JCI), an international accreditation agency. The assessment would be made on the upcoming December 10-15. At the time, the Sanglah Hospital would be visited by three JCI assessment teams. “There are two main aspects to be assessed namely safety and quality,” said Sutarga. Response time in providing service to patients would also be the main assessment. He exemplified the laboratory services in Sanglah Hospital had been attempted for maximally two hours and the X-ray service for maximally an hour. “Previously, before the presence of the JCI, the response time of the laboratory and X-ray service could not be determined. Sometimes it could be served quickly or longer. Now, we constantly control to meet the specified time,” he said. According to Sutarga, the JCI assessment did not distinguish whether the hospital had advanced equipment or not.

However, it put more emphases on the properly calibrated use of the equipment, operation of equipment and its maintenance process. “In providing services, there should be no discrimination of patient status. Standard of the accommodation is indeed different for each class, but the treatment service should be the same. For example, once doctor visit a day is valid for all the patients in the entire classes,” he said. If the Sanglah Hospital passed the JCI assessment, some benefits would be gained by the hospital itself and Bali. “For the hospital, we can guarantee that our service is safe and has a quality. For Bali chiefly its community, they will have a sense of safety to go to Sanglah Hospital,” he said. After bearing the JCI status later on, Sutarga admitted the Sanglah Hospital could not be promoted to medical tourism as usually developed by hospitals with JCI standard overseas. “We do not direct the services to medical tourism because 90 percent of the bed capacity is used by local people,” explained Sutarga. (kmb24)

Patients being treated at Sanglah Hospital, the biggest government hospital in Bali Island. The construction of new hospital in Bali is very possible. However, the hospital required is not the one equipped with advanced equipment and luxurious building. It is a simple or primary hospital denoting the development of the community health centers in each regency/city equipped with inpatient rooms.

NUSA DUA - The Indonesian government has decided to step up efforts to crack down on human trafficking because the country is still being used as a transit point by human smugglers and illegal immigrants, according an official. “We are intensifying law enforcement against human trafficking by involving the State

Intelligence Agency, the Attorney General’s Office, and the police - all of whom will cooperate and coordinate with each other in order to better tackle human trafficking cases,” the foreign ministry’s director general for multilateral cooperation, Hasan Kleib, said here on Monday. During 2000-10, he noted, at least 15,162 illegal immigrants

were arrested and 237 motor vessels were seized. Kleib added that the 2009-11 period saw 373 smuggling cases involving 440 adults and 192 children. “The immigrants and smugglers used Indonesia as a transit country particularly during emergency situations, such as when their boats’ engines would fail in Indonesian waters while on way to

other countries,” he explained. During the same period, Indonesian authorities arrested 450 human smugglers and registered 134 human trafficking cases at the nation¿s courts. Most of the immigrants, coming from Asian nations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, were arrested while on their way to Australia and

New Zealand. “Apart from natural disasters and conflicts, the success stories of their compatriots based abroad were one of the main reasons behind their decision to leave their home countries. But they did not know that the process to go to the other countries was extremely difficult, complex and dangerous,” Kleib stated.

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KUTA - “Harrissimo Café & Lounge at Harris Hotel & residences Riverview Kuta introduce their new signature menu called Smokey Pizza . Smokey Pizza as unique as its name, the shape and presentation of this dish is also unique. Serve in 40cm square tile, has a hole in the middle where the true smokes come out as its serving climax.“We try our best to be innovative both in product and in ourservice, still say in the line of Harris hotel concept’s, Simple Unique, Friendly and Harrissimo C a f é & L o u n g e ’s specialty which is Italian Fusion, we create Smokey Pizza for different culinary experience for our guests,” the General manager Of Harris

Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta Mrs, Marija Tjie said. Smokey Pizza comes in 4 unique choices, Simple sweet, Uniquely hot, Friendly Balinese and Smiley Aussie. Each variant designed to give guest different taste experience that will pamper their tongue, and guest can also design their own pizza or pastas on their mood, name it, we will cook it, I.B Wahyu the executive chef explained.

Calendar Event for October 23 through November 27, 2012

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23 Oct Anggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct Buda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct Purnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli

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

Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 21 Nov B uda Wage Menail Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Ida Dalem Tarukan C emenggaon Sukawati Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk, Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan, Kapal Mengwi. 27 Nov A nggar Kasih Perangbakat Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung Pura Gunung engsong - Lombok Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur - Buleleng Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas (Padang Entas) Titih Denpasar Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Gelgel B atu Dewa Kangin Banjar Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg di Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Adat Pagan Denpasar Pura Hyangaluh J enggala Besakih Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung Merajan Pasek Subrata M edahan Merajan Pasek Munggu M unggu Pura Tengkulak T ulikup - Gianyar Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen

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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Bieber, Swift big winners at MTV Europe Music Awards Pop superstars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift dominated the 19th annual MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, but South Korean Internet phenomenon Psy clinched the coveted Best Video prize. Canadian heart-throb Bieber, fresh from breaking up with his girlfriend of two years, Selena Gomez, scooped Best Male Artist for the third year in a row, with millions of fans voting to name the winners. Bieber, 18, who did not attend the ceremony in the western German city of Frankfurt, also bagged Best Pop Act and Best World Stage Performance. Swift of the US claimed the gong for Best Female Artist from presenter Lana Del Rey as the show got underway and went on to pick up honours for Best Live Act and Best Look.

“This is my very first EMA -- I’m so excited,” said the 22-year-old blonde, who later dressed up as a circus ringleader to perform her hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” in the show’s finale. “This was our first European tour -- thank you for giving me one more amazing reason to come back and see you.” Psy, whose single “Gangnam Style” has more than 700 million views on YouTube and spawned countless videos copying his signature horseriding dance, paid tribute to his wife of six years and loved ones back home when he picked up his award.

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Hathaway says ‘Les Mis’ made her feel deprived

This cover image provided by Vogue shows actress Anne Hathaway on the cover of the December issue of “Vogue.”

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“I’d like to thank all my family who’s got to live with a selfish job, with a selfish guy,” the 34-year-old quipped. Han Geng of China beat out Rihanna for Best Worldwide Act, awarded for only the second time. The 24year-old Barbadian beauty, who had led with six nominations, went home empty-handed, as did flamboyant US trailblazer Lady Gaga, who was up for three awards. Del Ray claimed Best Alternative Act and Nicki Minaj won for Best Hip Hop. The Best Song prize went to Canada’s Carly Rae Jepsen for the catchy “Call Me Maybe”, which she collected from US reality show star Kim Kardashian.

The micro and small industries (IMK) are considered an important and strategic force to accelerate the regional development. Unfortunately, the micro and small industries are faced with various obstacles such as weak development or business strengthening, access to capital primarily to banking institutions, marketing, design and technology.

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Anne Hathaway credits her new husband Adam Schulman for helping her get through the grueling filming of the screen adaptation of “Les Miserables.” In “Les Mis,” the 30-year-old actress plays Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris. Hathaway lost 25 pounds (11 kilograms) and cut her hair for the role. She tells the December issue of Vogue that the part left her in a “state of deprivation, physical and emotional.” She felt easily overwhelmed and says Shulman was understanding and supportive. The couple wed in September in Big Sur, California. Hathaway wore a custom gown by Valentino whom she collaborated with on the design. Working with the designer is a memory she says she will “treasure forever.”

DENPASAR - The micro and small industries (IMK) are considered an important and strategic force to accelerate the regional development. Unfortunately, the micro and small industries are faced with various obstacles such as weak development or business strengthening, access to capital primarily to banking institutions, marketing, design and technology.

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“Revolving fund of the stateowned enterprises catered for businesses or micro and small companies still finds some obstacles. For example, the distribution remains not optimal, so that some few micro and small businesses or companies are reluctant to apply,” said the Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gede Suarsa. Based on the results of the Economic Census 2006, the number of micro and small industry in Bali reached 83,052 units or 21.92 percent of the 378,798 units. When

classified in terms of the labor involved, the number of micro industries (1-4 labors) amounted to 76,553 units and small industries (5-19 labors) amounted to 6,493 units. Besides, such economic census also stated the amount of labor absorbed by the micro and small industry reaching 174,900 people or 17.89 percent of the workforce. “The economic performance of Bali is widely supported by the micro and small industries, handicraft products and processed products

marketed by the micro and small businesses or companies relying on the arrivals of foreign tourists,” he explained. In addition, the BPS Bali also reported that during the third quarter of 2012 the number of foreign tourist directly coming to Bali reached 781,308 people, an increase of approximately 13.19 percent if compared to the second quarter of 2012 reaching 690,268 people. Meanwhile, the annual number of foreign tourist increased approximately 2.47 percent, from

762,469 people in the third quarter of 2011 to 781,308 people in the third quarter of 2012. “At least, the indicator is quite influential in the production growth of the micro and small industries, either in terms of the demand, volume of production or expansion of the domestic market segmentation of the micro and small industries,” he explained. Not much different from the growth of the micro and small industries, the large and medium scale industries in Bali were also required building their competitiveness. It was to meet the challenges of globalization and to anticipate the rapid environmental changes. “International competition is a new perspective for all countries, so that the focus of strategy for industrial

development in the future is to build the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry,” added Suarsa. The increase in production growth of the medium and large industry (IBS) in Bali on a quarterly basis was also followed by the increase in annual production growth, even it showed a growth acceleration compared to the previous quarter. The production growth of large and medium industry in Bali on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2012 reached 6.57 percent or higher than the achievement in the second quarter of 2012 amounting to 6.18 percent. This figure was higher than the national production growth rate of the large and medium industry reaching 3.61 percent during the same period. (kmb28)

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