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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92 Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century. From George Harrison to John Coltrane, from Yehudi Menuhin to David Crosby, his connections reflected music’s universality, though a gap persisted between Shankar and many Western fans. Sometimes they mistook tuning for tunes, while he stood aghast at displays like Jimi Hendrix’s burning guitar. Shankar died Tuesday at age 92. A statement on his website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home with his wife and a daughter by his side. The musician’s foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper

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respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also confirmed Shankar’s death and called him a “national treasure.” Labeled “the godfather of world music” by Harrison, Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music. “He was legend of legends,” Shivkumar Sharma, a noted santoor player who performed with Shankar, told Indian media. “Indian classical was not at all known in the Western world. He was

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died.

Kate Middleton Cancels Red Carpet Appearance at London Hobbit Premiere

Pregnant Kate Middleton is staying home to take care of her own “precious” in-the-making. Bearing with a second bout of acute morning sickness -- a rare condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum -- the royal mom-to-be has canceled a planned red carpet appearance at the London premiere of The Hobbit on Wednesday Dec. 12. “The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend The Hobbit Premiere tomorrow evening and will continue to rest privately,” a St. James Palace rep tells Us Weekly. In her stead, however, “the Duke of Cambridge will attend as planned.” Although the Duchess, 30, left King Edward VII hospital on Thursday after four days of treatment, she fell ill again over the weekend, and has been laying low at the Nottingham Cottage residence she and Prince William, 30, share at Kensington Palace. “Until further notice, to allow the Duchess a degree of privacy during her pregnancy, we do not intend to offer regular condition checks or advise of routine developments,” the Palace told Us on Monday. Keeping a commitment to attend a Dec. 8 Winter Whites Gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall, William commented on his wife’s struggles. I don’t know why they call it morning sickness -- they should call it all day and all night sickness,” the prince joked. “[Recovery is] a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever.”

the musician who had that training ... the ability to communicate with the Western audience.” He also pioneered the concept of the rock benefit with the 1971 Concert For Bangladesh. To later generations, he was known as the estranged father of popular American singer Norah Jones. His last musical performance was with his other daughter, sitarist Anoushka Shankar Wright, on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, California; his foundation said it was to celebrate his 10th decade of creating music. The multiple Grammy winner learned that he had again been nominated for the award the night before his surgery. “It’s one of the biggest losses for the music world,” said Kartic Seshadri, a Shankar protege, sitar virtuoso and music professor at the University of California, San Diego. “There’s nothing more to be said.”

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President calls of bigger opportunities for local businesses

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KUTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on big businesses and regional governments to give bigger opportunities to local and new businesses to make them develop. “Will new and young businesses win or lose when they compete with big businesses? So for the established ones please compete with (the big ones) or abroad,” he said in a keynote address at the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) meeting here on Wednesday. Speaking on “the government’s policy towards local and startup businesses” the head of state said that he could only appeal in that respect because the government could not issue a regulation on the matter. He said his appeal also applied to local governments. “Businesses worth less than Rp25 billion had better be given to young or start-up businesses,” he said adding young and new businesses could become the country’s economic pillar in the future. “Indeed we cannot prohibit regional governments to deal with big businesses but we hope they would not deal only with them or prioritize them,” he said. To young and new businessmen the President appealed to remain strong and optimistic to deal with their challenges. He said only those who could overcome challenges would be successful in their fields. While in Bali, the President also inspect locations for the construction of J.W. Marriott Hotel in Nusa Dua and the venue of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2013. Continued on page 6

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on big businesses and regional governments to give bigger opportunities to local and new businesses to make them develop.

In memoriam Desak Gede Raka Nadha

Support Pancasila and pluralism in religions The importance of pluralism was one of the important messages given by Desak Gede Raka Nadha who passed away at the age of 86 years old. The late gave the opportunity to all kinds of religions to write in the religion section in Bali Post. “Once I asked a question to K.Nadha, the founder of Bali Post on why he gave space to all kinds of religions in the newspaper.

He answered that he wanted to apply Pancasila which is the five basic elements of Indonesia and the spirit was passed on by Desak Raka,” said the Secretary of Ordo Karmel III (Awam) Ignatius Suharto during his visit to Pesraman Lumajang on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The writer of Catholic column in Bali Post said that the newspaper support the tolerance among the plural society in Indo-

nesia. Even tough the majority of the people in Bali is Hindu but Desak Raka kept the column on Sunday. This could be the example for other because she promoted unity through the media. Besides pluralism, Desak Raka also always stated Ajeg Bali of preserve Bali. This was done by making Koperasi Krama Bali (KKB) which is now being followed by other similar business. This is an effort

to strengthen the economy of Bali. Ignatius also prayed next to the body of the late Desak Raka. A.A. Gede Ngurah Agung Jambe from Puri Gelgel, Klungkungs explained that Desak Raka was known as a warrior so her fighting spirit never runs out. “We know her very well because our families also fight with her during the war,” he added. (kmb30)


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Promised, rice assistance of fishermen disbursed next week Gianyar (Bali Post)—

After waiting for the realization of rice assistance for few months from Gianyar Regency as promised to fishermen on Lebih Beach, Gianyar Regency, the Head of Social Agency, Made Wisnu Wijaya, ensured the rice disbursement would be made in the near future. “Next week, we ascertain the rice assistance can be disbursed,” he said in Gianyar, Tuesday (Dec 11). The promise of rice assistance to Lebih fishermen by Gianyar government was initiated early in 2012. At that time, the Lebih fishermen had a lean fish catch. The regent and his officials met the fishermen and promised rice assistance to alleviate the fate of fishermen in the face of bad season. Against this, Wisnu admitted there was delay in distributing the rice ration due to lack of delivery budget and it could just be allocated in the amendment of regional budget 2012. Today, the rice reserves allocated for fishermen had been taken from logistics agency (Bulog) at Eastern Region at

Batubulan Warehouse. The rice was obtained from government assistance for natural disasters due to bad weather. Delivery order of the rice had been issued on December 7, 2012 with a total volume of 19,796 kg or worth IDR 108,878,000 with the price assumption of IDR 5,500 per kg. The assistance was not only given to Lebih fishermen, but also to 13 families of fisherman at Tulikup village coming to 364 kg, 35 fisherman families at Medahan (980 kg), 20 fisherman families at Pering (560 kg), 15 fisherman families at Saba (420 kg) and 441 fisherman families at Ketewel (12,348 kg). (kmb16)

In 2012, Gianyar House ‘fails’ to protect traditional markets Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Gianyar House is ascertained to ‘fail’ in designing a regulation on traditional market protection from the invasion of modern market this year. This happens because the Special Committee of Bylaw Draft on Traditional Market Protection and Modern Market can not accomplish its task. Chairman of the Special Committee of Bylaw Draft on Traditional Market Protection and Modern Market, Gianyar House, Ida Bagus Anom Surya Dipayana, after the meeting of special committee on Tuesday (Dec 11) admitted the bylaw draft as initiative of the House was undergoing a number of obstacles. One of which was the lack of budget for academic studies. “We cannot continue the studies of the bylaw draft because the budget draft is just proposed in 2013,” he said. Before finalizing the bylaw, his party had to do social studies first so that later on after implementing the bylaw it would not kindle new problems in the community and employers. Besides, he added if the legislation was not to destroy the existing traditional markets in Gianyar,

but instead would benefit and protect them. To unify the perception regarding the bylaw draft, the committee had previously invited some owners and management of modern and minimarkets existing in Gianyar. “Later, the special committee will re-invite them and community members to continue the discussion on bylaw draft in 2013,” said the politician from Ketewel. Unlike the bylaw draft on Integrated Tower, the special committee handling it declared if it almost finished and was ready to be ratified on December 18, 2012. At the moment, the special committee just needed to make conclusions. The shortage of data regarding the existence of tower in Gianyar had been equipped by the Gianyar Transportation, Communication and Informatics Agency. From the coordination meeting held last Tuesday, the number of integrated tower in Gianyar reached 145 points. “Later, we recommend the provider to use these integrated towers,” said Committee Chairman of the Integrated Tower of Gianyar House, Ketut Karda. (kmb16)

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Cost of vocational education reaches IDR 7.248 million per year

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Education cost of a vocational school (SMK) student is estimated to reach IDR 7.248 million per year. However, from such amount of cost, the Bali government could just allocate subsidies in the form of scholarship worth IDR 3.28 million per year for each vocational student of poor families that will be disbursed in 2013. The Head of Bali Education Agency, A.A. Gede Ngurah Sujaya, told the matter to Bali Post on Tuesday (Dec 11). According to Sujaya, central government through the Ministry of Education and Culture had also planned to disburse scholarship for vocational school students from poor families. The amount of scholarship was designed to reach IDR 2 million per year for each student. Meanwhile, the lack of financing was expected to be covered by regency/ municipal government where the students were studying. “Considering the majority of vocational school students come from poor families, we do hope the whole regency/municipal government in Bali

could also allocate scholarship to ease the burden of parents of vocational school students. By shared financing pattern among the government agency like this we expected most of the cost of vocational education students from poor families can be covered by scholarship,” he said. For fiscal year 2013, he said, the Bali government would allocate scholarship for 16,843 students of vocational school coming from poor families. Each student was allocated to receive scholarship worth IDR 3.248 million per year. In addition, the provincial government through Bali Education Agency also allocated scholarship to 150 students having outstanding achievement from poor families. “Especially for each vocational school student with outstanding achievement, the scholarship is worth IDR 22 million per year. This assistance is substitute for the aid of skill/competency test (UKK) given to all vocational school students taking final exam where at the end of fiscal year 2013 will not be disbursed again,” he said. (kmb13)

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Pevonia Botanica wins Asia Spa Award

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Pevonia Botanica is proud to announce they have been awarded Spa Product Line of the Year award at the prestigious 2012 Asia Spa Awards. Pevonia Botanica entering its third year presence in Indonesia, provides its best results to the spa goers in various high end spas and salons in Bali, Jakarta, Medan, Makasar and Surabaya. Pevonia’s natural and botanical ingredients, educational programs and extensive training and tailor-made treatments have consistently made its benchmark in Indonesia. These features make Pevonia acknowledged as an award wining product globally. Pevonia Botanica beat nine other finalists in the shortlist including Thalgo, L’Occitane, Anantara, Aromatherapy Associates, ESPA, Phytocéane, Skeyndor, Terraké and Thalissi to win the prestigious award, presented by Asia Spa magazine, Asia’s most recognised spa and wellness publication. Pevonia was also finalist in two other categories including, ‘Natural product line of the Year’ and ‘Anti-aging product line of the Year’ for the Power Repair Age Correction range. The awards was held at the W Hotel, Hong

Kong and attended by over 350 luxury spa professionals, including Philippe Hennessy, CEO Pevonia International. It recognises spas, hotels, resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products that have excelled in their intensely competitive fields and stood out from among their impressive peers. Celebrating the best in innovation, quality and service within the spa industry, a total of 24 categories were voted by 27 independent judges from almost every country in Asia. Each of the judges are experts in the field of spa, healing and beauty. Other categories included the best distributors, spas, spa personalities, associates and resorts that set the benchmarks in Asia. “2012 has been a very interesting year for the spa industry, with many new brands and spa additions,” says Vivienne Tang, Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa magazine. “We’ve never received so many nomination entries like we did this year, and it has been a truly thrilling experience to see who eventually took home an award.”

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Ronald Jean, Vice President International Business Development, Pevonia Botanica with Kora Amalwati, Marketing and Public Relations PT. Universal Aesthetics Asia Pacific and Philippe Hennessy, CEO & Co-Founder of Pevonia Botanica.

Calendar Event for December 12 through December 27, 2012

Students of vocational school are doing a test to get their certificate.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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

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

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

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


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Historic Caribbean Earthquake Was Felt in NYC

Brain Cells Made From Pee

Scientists have made brain cells from human pee. When a person urinates, skin shells are routinely shed from the lining in the kidney, and it’s these cells that the researchers reprogrammed into stem cells, which can turn into any type of cell in the body. In this case, they transformed the cells into neurons, or brain cells. The new research, published Sunday (Dec. 9) in the journal Nature Methods, could one day provide a quicker way to make brain cells that are unique to an individual, Nature News reported. And because the technique relies on urine, which is much easier to get than blood, it could be easier to extract such cells from almost any patient, including children, Marc Lalande, a researcher at the University of Connecticut Health Center told Nature News. “It’s easier to get a child to give a urine sample than to prick them for blood,” Lalande said. For years, scientists have been working on ways to turn ordinary cells into stem cells. Researchers have reprogrammed testicle stem cells to make insulin, turned brain cells from cadavers into stem cells and converted human skin into brain cells. The hope was that these brain cells could be used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. But many early methods used viruses to permanently incorporate new genes into the DNA of the cells, wrote Kristen Brennand, a stem cell researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study, in an email. Because the viral DNA stays inside the cells’ genetic code permanently, it can make the cells’ behavior unpredictable and even cause tumors. In the current study, a Chinese research team used a newer, safer approach. The team harvested skin cells that line the kidneys and are routinely shed in human urine. Next, the scientists injected new genetic instructions to reprogram cells to become brain cells. But unlike the viral method, those instructions only stick around temporarily, Brennand told LiveScience.

in History] Historical sleuthing by Francois Beauducel and Nathalie Feuillet of the Paris Institute of Earth Physics upwardly revised the temblor’s estimate of magnitude to 8.5 (from a previous estimate of 7.8). Maps from the French national marine service revealed that many palm-covered islets in the bay at Pointe-à-Pitre, the biggest city on the island of Guadeloupe, disappeared between 1820 and 1869, Feuillet told OurAmazingPlanet. The islets likely subsided, or dropped below sea level. The stress of the two plates stuck together makes the earth’s crust flex and warp. After the earthquake, the deformed crust rebounds in some areas and drops down in others. Portions of Antigua subsided

up to 10 feet (3 meters), Feuillet said. Wharfs at the shore of Pointeà-Pitre sunk one foot (33 centimeters), she found. Cliffs along the island collapsed, and historic accounts describe 5-foot-high (1.5 m) mud fountains. Combining the 19th-century records of such effects with modern earthquake models helped Beauducel and Feuillet pin down both the quake’s magnitude and the location of the fault rupture, the spot where the subduction zone tore apart. “The only way to explain the subsidence of the islands is to have a rupture … in the very deep part of the subduction zone, between 40 and 60 km (25 to 40 miles) depth,” Feuillet said. Such as depth is comparable to that of the 2005 Sumatra quake, the researchers said.

Bizarre Flowers Launch Seeds in Raindrops Flowers that evolved to splash raindrops great distances could help inspire rain-based energyharvesting devices and shed light on blood splatters at crime scenes, researchers say. Splash-cup plants, which live everywhere from jungles to deserts, have conical flowers that catch raindrops and use the resulting splash to encapsulate and launch seeds. For example, the “splash cups” of Chrysosplenium echinus can use rain to spread seeds more than 3 feet (1 meter) away, a distance equal to 10 times the plant’s height. That would be comparable to raindrops getting deflected 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 m) away after falling on the average person. To learn more about how these splash cups accomplish this trick, researchers analyzed high-speed video of droplets falling on both real flowers and plastic copies of the flowers with varying shapes. They generated artificial rain using a syringe that dripped water drops 4 millimeters wide, about as big as large natural raindrops. The researchers saw the splash cups redirect incoming raindrops at up to five times their incoming speed. This means droplets falling

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Smuggling of 33 green turtles

Shipmaster captured, supplier remains at large

SAN FRANCISCO — More than 150 years ago, a fault ringing the Caribbean shook half the Atlantic, including New York City, with a mega-earthquake. The quake rivaled those that have struck Indonesia in recent years, geologists reported last week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The Caribbean’s beautiful tropical islands and coral reefs rise above a complex junction of four major tectonic plates. Many of the islands sit above a subduction zone, where two plates meet and one slides haltingly under the other, down into the Earth’s mantle. The Dec. 26, 2004, Sumatra, Indonesia, earthquake, a subduction zone earthquake that generated deadly tsunamis, has galvanized scientific interest in potential quake hazards from the Caribbean’s similar earthquake-producing faults. The Feb. 8, 1843, Lesser Antilles earthquake was in many ways remarkably similar to the magnitude-8.7 earthquake that struck Sumatra just one year later, in 2005, researchers reported at the meeting. [The 10 Biggest Earthquakes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Some petrol stations in Denpasar ran out of diesel fuel stock again. Monitoring at a number of petrol stations indicated that some stations looked to install notice board saying ‘Sorry, Diesel Fuel Sold Out’ as happened on Jalan Gatot Subroto Tengah, Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, Jalan Ahmad Yani and Renon.

Supply comes late

Some petrol stations run out of diesel fuel

DENPASAR - Smuggling case of dozens of green turtles foiled by Bali Marine Police officers continued to be investigated. After several hours of investigation, the officers finally arrested the shipmaster Evaritus Sobi, 38, from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Monday afternoon (Dec 10). Even, he was named as a suspect. Meanwhile, the supplier of 33 green turtles identified as Haji SDM from Sumba remained at large. Haji SDM was thought to be in Sumba and under pursuit of police. “We have arrested a suspect, namely the shipmaster. He is still being examined by the investigators,” said Director of Bali Marine Police, Tubuh Musyareh, Tuesday (Dec 11). He explained that after the discovery of dozens of turtles on medium-sized traditional ship berthing in the waters of Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Badung, police officers directly made an investigation. The officers were deployed to hunt for the turtle owner. “In the afternoon after the discovery, the shipmaster was arrested. Meanwhile, the turtle owner (with initial Haji SDM—Ed.) is still at large,” he told reporters. Based on the examination to the suspect Sobi, he claimed not to know anything related to the origin of those scarce turtles. Sobi said he was just a shipmaster. The ship he skippered was chartered by Haji SDM. “As hired, the suspect was willing to do it. The suspect admitted not to know if the ship was hired to transport turtles,” he said. Once the ship was hired, he departed to the sea in the evening. In fact, the ship sailed to a large ship at sea. Well, the turtles protected by government were taken up onto the ship of the suspect. “A total of 33 green turtles were removed and the suspect sailed to Tanjung Benoa,” he explained. Though the suspect only gave information related to ship charter, the investigators did not believe it at all. Therefore, the suspect was still being probed intensively. “We are still further deepening the examination of the suspect because from his confession it was impossible if he only carried the smuggled turtles once. Possibly, it must be more than once,” he added. (kmb21)

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DENPASAR - Some petrol stations in Denpasar ran out of diesel fuel stock again. Monitoring at a number of petrol stations indicated that some stations looked to install notice board saying ‘Sorry, Diesel Fuel Sold Out’ as happened on Jalan Gatot Subroto Tengah, Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, Jalan Ahmad Yani and Renon. Similar condition also happened in a number of petrol stations in Tabanan Regency. IBP/ist

Splash-cup plants have conical flowers that capture raindrops and use the resulting splash to encapsulate and launch seeds. Scientists have just figured out their trick. at terminal velocity — about 18 miles per hour (29 kilometers per hour) — could get launched at up to 90 mph (144 kph). [See Video of Splash-Cup Flowers in Action] The shape of the flowers helps explain why they can splash drops so far. The inclination of each flower’s walls helps maximize the speed at which droplets travel after the splash, and the curvature of the cone creates a spoutlike effect that concentrates the splash in one direction. “This spout effect creates a jet of water that entrains the seeds

and carries them away from the mother plant,” researcher Guillermo Amador, a fluids researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, told LiveScience. Past research suggests these plants evolved from species that originally used wind for seed dispersal, Amador said. They may have had to resort to a different strategy relying on raindrops, due to their short statures limiting the amount of wind they could catch and all the obstructions they might face close to the ground.

According to an officer of the petrol station, the fuel stocks were usually supplied by Pertamina as much as 16 kiloliters per day. Virtually within the past two weeks, the station only got 8 kiloliters. As a result, many drivers of both private cars and trucks should be disappointed and turned around. Wayan Sariani, a supervisor of petrol station No. 54.801.35 located on Jalan Gatot Subroto Tengah said that diesel fuel stock had run out since Monday night (Dec 10). “This morning, the station has not received a supply of diesel fuel. The remaining diesel fuel in the tank completely sold out whereas our delivery order (DO) has been made two days ago. It is unknown for sure whether there is still delivery or not to

date,” she said. She recognized the diesel fuel quickly ran out at a number of petrol stations in rural areas such as in Tabanan, Padanggalak and around Jalan Gatot Subroto. As a result, consumers looked for diesel fuel to petrol stations remaining to have supply. Under normal condition, said Sariani, the station could sell 16 kiloliters of diesel fuel per day. The diesel fuel tank owned could accommodate 28 kiloliters. However, since two weeks ago the station had been rationed 8 kiloliters only per day so that it sold out before midday. “It is difficult to predict the diesel fuel supply today. In normal condition, any amount requested will be served. Therefore, if we

are booking today, the order will be delivered on the following day, but today it is difficult,” she explained. She hoped that Pertamina could immediately overcome the scarcity of diesel fuel. The scarcity did not only cause the operator of petrol stations to lose out, but also caused the economic condition of community to be disrupted because the transportation lived through fuel obstacles. Similar condition was also expressed by supervisor of petrol station No. 54.801.27 on Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, AA Gde Palguna. He said the scarcity was caused by delayed supply. “The delivery of diesel fuel is often too late and the schedule is uncertain,” he said. (kmb28)

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Smuggling case of dozens of green turtles foiled by Bali Marine Police officers continued to be investigated. After several hours of investigation, the officers finally arrested the shipmaster Evaritus Sobi, 38, from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Monday afternoon (Dec 10). Even, he was named as a suspect.


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Dozens of illegal advertisements existing in the area of Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra and Jalan Dharmagiri, Gianyar, were demolished by public order officer (Satpol PP) of Gianyar Regency on Tuesday (Dec 11). A total of 45 illegal advertisements consisting of banners posted on road side were forcibly removed by the officers. The demolition was carried out because there were direct reports and complaints from residents that the banner installation on road side disturbed road users. Most of the demolished banners had no installation permit. People often installed them during holidays, such as Saturday and Sunday. The Head of Public Order Officer of Gianyar, Wayan Kujus Pawitra, after the banner demolition said that aside from having no permit the banners installed with wooden stick also disrupted the public order because they fell onto the middle of the road body. Pursuant to the applicable Bylaw No.12/1992 on Sanitation and Public Order and Bylaw No.9/2010 on Advertising Tax, his party had to withdraw and seize dozens of those banners. Aside from demolishing the advertisement, the public order officer of Gianyar also demolished illegal villas located at Perang Sada hamlet, Pering village, Blahbatuh last Tuesday afternoon. Other than illegal villa building, his party also disciplined houseshop building at Banda hamlet, Pinda village, Blahbatuh. Both properties infringed the building permit and were then given a reprimand. (kmb16)

Some projects in Nusa Penida unfinished Crossing activity of project materials rises Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Obama: US recognizes Syria’s main rebel group

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Syria’s main opposition group the sole “legitimate representative” of its country’s people Tuesday, deeming the move “a big step” in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime. Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council “is now inclusive enough” to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization. “Obviously, with that recognition comes responsibilities,” Obama said in an interview Tuesday with ABC News. “To make sure that they organize themselves effectively, that they are representative

Crossing activities of small boat at Tribuana traditional port, Kusamba, Dawan, Klungkung, showed an increase. This happened following a number of government projects in Nusa Penida were unfinished and being accelerated to be accomplished by the end of 2012. Several building materials such as wood, tile, asphalt and sand were seen to pile up on Kusamba Beach to be immediately transported to Nusa Penida. From observation made by Bali Post on site, Tuesday (Dec 11), dozens of porters carried the building materials manually and alternately and then raised them onto the boat which was waiting on the beach. According to a fisherman from Lembongan, Guru Eka, the increase in crossing activities of project materials had occurred since two months ago. Such increase could be seen from the addition of boat operation at noon from 3-4 units to 6-7 units. Each boat could carry up to 15 tons of freight. However, every boat could not do crossing more than once due to uncertain situation of waters. With the increase in the crossing to Nusa Penida, the Tribuana traditional port at Kusamba was also seen to lack of porters. Many project materials that had not been transported yet and remained to pile up on the beach. Meanwhile, the Head of Klungkung Public Works, AA Agung Ngurah, did not deny if there were still some unfinished projects in Nusa Penida and the process was being accelerated. “There are several projects such as roads and community health center in progress. Later, we’ll evaluate the process,” he said. (kmb31)

Free Syrian Army fighters aim their weapons, close to a military base, near Azaz, Syria, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

of all the parties, that they commit themselves to a political transition that respects women’s rights and minority rights.” Recognition of the council as the sole representative of Syria’s diverse population brings the U.S. in line with Britain, France and several of America’s Arab allies, which took the same step shortly after the body was created at a meeting of opposition representatives in Qatar

last month. Obama’s announcement follows his administration’s blacklisting of a militant Syrian rebel group with links to al-Qaida. That step is aimed at blunting the influence of extremists amid fears that the regime may use or lose control of its stockpile of chemical weapons. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that the Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel forces. Last week, U.S. officials said there was evidence that Syrian forces had begun preparing sarin, a nerve agent, for possible use in bombs.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday morning in its second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections. North Korea declared the launch of a rocket and satellite a success, and state television planned a special broadcast about the launch at noon (0300 GMT). South Korean and Japanese officials confirmed that liftoff took place shortly before 10 a.m. (0100 GMT), while the United States did not immediately comment on it. Each nation had been urging North Korea to refrain from a launch widely seen as a cover for a test of banned ballistic missile technology. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a

nationally televised news conference that a South Korean Aegisequipped destroyer deployed in the Yellow Sea detected the launch but South Korea still didn’t know the launch was successful. North Korea had indicated technical problems with the rocket earlier and had extended its launch window to Dec. 29. Japan said one part of the rocket fell into waters west of the Korean Peninsula and another part fell in the sea east of the Philippines. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak planned an emergency national security council meeting Wednesday, and Japan protested the rocket launch. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took power after his father Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17 last year, and the launch also comes about a month before President Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term.

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South Korean man uses his smartphone to take a television screen reporting a news about North Korea’s rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Venezuela VP: Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery Associated Press Writer

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The officers are demolished the illegal advertisement in Gianyar

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People, one holding an image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, gather to pray for him at Simon Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has defied multiple treatments and has prompted the socialist leader to name a political successor. Vice President Nicolas Maduro spoke on Venezuelan television after the surgery, saying that “it’s been a complex operation.” He indicated that the surgery lasted more than six hours and said it was completed “correctly and successfully.” Maduro, who was designated by the president on Saturday as his preferred political heir, made the announcement in Caracas flanked by

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other Chavez aides and military commanders. Maduro then led an outdoor vigil where the president’s supporters joined hands in prayer and sang along with a recording of Chavez singing the national anthem. “We’ve lived through complex moments of tension,” Maduro said, without giving details. It was the fourth cancer-related operation that Chavez has undergone since June 2011. Three days before the surgery, Chavez announced that he needed to have surgery again after tests showed “some malignant cells” had reappeared in the same area of his pelvic region where tumors were previously removed. Chavez said beforehand that the surgery would present risks. Afterward, Maduro said that

Chavez had been moved to a room to recover and begin “special treatments” under the care of a team including medical experts from Venezuela, Cuba and elsewhere. With Chavez in Havana were his children and grandchildren as well as political allies including National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, Maduro said. “We’re waiting for you here,” Maduro said, addressing Chavez on television. “You have to return, and we’re waiting for you here, your children, we who’ve sworn to be loyal to you even beyond this life.” Maduro added: “If there were another life, we’d be loyal and we’d be your soldiers forever.”


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Domestic investors dominated investment in Bali

BUSINESS Global corporate deals nearly halved in 5 years

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DENPASAR - Bali Provincial Capital Investment Agency (BMPD) noted up to quarter III/2012, investments in Bali are dominated by domestic investors.

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LONDON — The value of global mergers and acquisitions deals in 2012 was nearly half the amount made five years ago, when the global financial crisis was first baring its teeth, a leading accounting and consulting firm said Wednesday. According to Ernst & Young, the value of global M&A was 47 percent lower in 2012 at a projected $2.25 trillion, against 2007’s $4.3 trillion. It noted a shift in activity from developed economies to high-growth ones in Asia and Latin America — the value of deals in the U.S. halved while those in China doubled. There were a little under 37,000 deals worldwide, around 9,000 less than in 2007, when many companies indulged in a feverish bout of deal-making, many of which led to their financial ruin. Much of the blame for Royal Bank of Scotland PLC’s near-collapse in 2008, which eventually required a government bailout, was due to its over-priced purchase of a large chunk of Dutch bank ABN Amro the year before. The excess of corporate deals in 2007 contributed to the near freezing of credit markets that year and paved the way for the global banking crisis in 2008 and the subsequent global recession. But it’s not to blame for the current drop in deal making. Ernst & Young said this year’s slump in corporate activity was mainly due to the uncertainty created by the debt crisis afflicting the 17 European Union countries that use the euro as well as fears over the impending “fiscal cliff” of automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the U.S. “Acute caution was the prevailing M&A sentiment in 2012,” said Pip McCrostie, global head of Ernst & Young’s M&A division. “The eurozone crisis continues to impact 9 global companies in every 10 and in 2012 we saw its impact reduce the appetite for M&A, even in many formerly deal-hungry emerging markets. Limited deal activity will likely continue through 2013, especially if we don’t see a clear, long term resolution to the fiscal cliff.” One clear impact of the eurozone debt crisis in Europe has been to lower the currency bloc’s share of the deals that do take place. In 2007, the eurozone accounted for around 21 percent of the global value of M&A. That’s now down at 11 percent. While the eurozone has suffered its litany of problems, the so-called BRIC countries— the fast-growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China — are filling the gap. They accounted for 15 percent of the global M&A market in 2012, more than double 2007’s rate of just 7 percent. Even if the rapid growth of the BRIC countries over the previous few years wasn’t fully sustained in 2012, the global M&A landscape has been clearly transformed over the past five years. Since 2007, the value of China’s M&A market has doubled, while that of the U.S. has halved, Ernst & Young found. “China’s growing global economic influence, along with the other emerging economies, has been a re-occurring narrative over the past decade,” said McCrostie. “Now the numbers tell their own story — the shift in the balance of M&A power has accelerated since the financial crisis and it will likely become even more pronounced in 2013.”

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Lanny Breuer, center, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, addresses a news conference in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics traffickers in Mexico, U.S. authorities announced Tuesday. Among those joining Breuer is Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen, left.

US defends $1.9 billion deal with British banking giant Associated Press

NEW YORK — American authorities on Tuesday cited “astonishing” dysfunction at the British bank HSBC and said that it had helped Mexican drug traffickers, Iran, Libya and others under U.S. suspicion or sanction to move money around the world. HSBC agreed to pay $1.9 billion, the largest penalty ever imposed on a bank. The U.S. stopped short of charging executives, citing the bank’s immediate, full cooperation and the damage that an assault on the company might cause on economies and people, including thousands who would lose jobs if the bank collapsed. Outside experts said it was evidence that a doctrine of “too big to fail,” or at least “too big to prosecute,” was alive and well four years after the financial crisis. The settlement avoided a legal battle that could have further savaged the bank’s reputation and undermined confidence in the banking system. HSBC does business in almost 80 countries, so many that it calls itself “the world’s local bank.” Lanny A. Breuer, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s

criminal division, cited a “stunning, stunning failure” by the bank to monitor itself. He said that it enabled countries subject to U.S. sanction — Cuba, Iran, Libya, Myanmar and Sudan — to move about $660 million in prohibited transactions through U.S. financial institutions, including HSBC, from the mid-1990s through September 2006. Officials noted that HSBC officers in the United States had warned counterparts at the parent company that efforts to hide where financial transactions originated would expose the bank to sanctions, but the protests were ignored. HSBC even instructed an Iranian bank in one instance how to format messages so that its financial transactions would not be blocked, Breuer said at a news conference announcing the settlement. “The record of dysfunction that pre-

vailed at HSBC for many years is simply astonishing,” Breuer said. For the government not to go a step further and prosecute was “beyond obscene,” said Bill Black, a former U.S. regulator for the Office of Thrift Supervision who now teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Black disputed the government’s concern that indicting HSBC could take down the financial system. “That’s the logic that we get stability by leaving felons in charge of our largest banks,” he said. “This is insane.” Breuer defended the government’s agreement with HSBC. He said that U.S. employees in particular seemed duped by criminal enterprises taking advantage of HSBC oversight policies that over decades became increasingly lax. Court documents showed that the bank let over $200 trillion between 2006 and 2009 slip through relatively unmonitored, including more than $670 billion in wire transfers from HSBC Mexico, making it a favorite of drug cartels and money launderers. HSBC Bank USA at the time rated Mexico in its lowest risk category.

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Bali Provincial Capital Investment Agency (BMPD) noted up to quarter III/2012, investments in Bali are dominated by domestic investors.

“Sectors of micro, small, and medium enterprises (UMKM) in our area grow rapidly during this year. The economic crisis that occurred in the area of Europe and America apparently not too affected small entrepreneurs, “said the head of BMPD Bali, Wayan Suta Astawa, on Wednesday. He said the realization of domestic investment (PMDN) up to quarter III of 2012 in Bali reach Rp5.49 trillion, meanwhile realization of foreign investment (PMA) amounted to Rp4.15 trillion (with the calculation of the exchange rate of one US Dollar equal to Rp9,380). Domestic investment value of Rp5.49 trillion consists of 4,145 business units, while the PMA with 260 investors. “The value of domestic investment is small, but the units grow quite a lot, “he said. Domestic investments in Bali still concentrated on tertiary industry amounted Rp5.38 trillion. The investment focused on construction, trade and repairs, hotels and restaurants, housing, industrial areas, electric, gas, and water. Meanwhile realization on investment in primary sector reach Rp28.98 billion and secondary sector reach Rp78.92 billion. Suta added rising trend on domestic investment in Bali has appeared since the last two years. In 2011 alone, out of a total investment of Rp11.70 trillion, the realization value of the domestic investment reached Rp7.31 trillion, while PMA only Rp4.39 trillion. “The increased of domestic investment in Bali is by no means due to decrease trust of foreigners on Bali. Foreign investment continues to rise, but the growth of investment from SMEs in Bali also growing rapidly,” he said.

Patients in IRD of Sanglah Hospital

Around 60 percent belongs to non-emergency Bali Post

DENPASAR - The main function of Emergency Room Installation (IRD) is to serve the emergency patients or those needed immediate help. Unlike the polyclinic services, the emergency room does not require a queue and patients are ascertained to get immediate treatment. Quick handling makes a lot of people come to Emergency Room to ask for treatment despite having no emergency case. This can be seen in Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital. Every day, the installation that must serve emergency patients is even dominated by those belonging to category of non-emergency. It was described by the Head of Emergency Room of Sanglah

Hospital, Krisna Wibawa. Each day, the patients belonging to nonemergency category or reaching 60 percent came to Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital. According to Krisna, the service in Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital had its own system called triage system. In this system, the severity of patients was divided into five levels. Level one was patient in very serious condition that could threaten the life. Without being rescued, the patient could die. As an example was patient with airway disorders, shock to unconsciousness or patients with trauma to the chest so that it experienced tightness and was difficult to breathe. “When patient of level one comes, it should get immediate treatment from the

team of doctors at Emergency Room,” said Krisna. The next level was patient of level two. At this level, patient could not wait. If left unattended, condition of the patient would worsen. To that end, the handling of patient belonging to this level should be performed within 10 minutes after arriving in Emergency Room. Examples of this level were bleeding patient, patient with asthma or severe respiratory problems but still conscious. Level three was where the emergency case of patient was lower. Within 33 minutes, patient should receive treatment. Generally, the patient of level three required a supporting examination to get diagnosis such as X-ray and ultrasound examination. Patients belonging

to level 1-3, according to Krisna, should usually be hospitalized. The next level was level four and five. This level belonged to non-emergency patient that should be treated in policlinic or non-emergency treatment like those suffering from flu, cough, cold, heat, abrasion until bitten by dog. Patient of this category could wait up to two hours and should get treatment. “Abrasion, heat to fever can actually be handled in policlinic or community health center,” said Krisna. By and large, patient of this level were not hospitalized. Of the five levels, each day the Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital that should be intended for emergency patients was even frequently visited by patients belonging to level four and five. Ac-

cording to Krisna, it could happen because the Emergency Room provided quick and easy access to get help. Patients were not necessary to bring the terms of reference as they should normally do when going to policlinic. To that end, in dealing with patients that did not belong to emergency category, according to Krisna, the Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital had provided a policlinic room in the Emergency Room. In the room, the patients belonging to level four and five were given treatment. “There, patients are also given education. When coming for the first time, they will be served and then provided with information where for further treatment they are recommended to come to policlinic,” said Krisna. (san)


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Supporters of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi expose a banner reading “Silvio Italy trusts you” in front of Palazzo Grazioli, the residence of Berlusconi, in Rome, Thurdsday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Italy’s Northern League cool on Berlusconi alliance Reuters

ROME - Silvio Berlusconi will have to withdraw his bid for a fifth term as Italy’s prime minister if he wants to seal a vital alliance with his former coalition partners in the Northern League, the head of the regionalist party was quoted as saying on Wednesday. “Dear Silvio, we can’t agree to it if you’re in the field. The League cannot support you if you keep up your candidacy for prime minister,” Roberto Maroni was quoted as saying in the daily La Repubblica newspaper before a meeting with Berlusconi late on Tuesday. An accord between Berlusconi’s People of Freedom (PDL) party and the League is considered vital to the centre-right’s bid to prevent the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), which is leading strongly in the opinion polls, from forming a stable government. Under Italy’s complex elec-

toral laws, the PD is expected to win a strong majority in the Lower House but may struggle to capture the Senate, which is elected on a local basis, with individual battles in each region. In past elections, the left has struggled because of its traditional weakness in the richer and more populous northern regions including Lombardy and Veneto, where there are more Senate seats than in the less well-populated south. A deal between the PDL and the League could give the centreright a chance of winning enough seats in the north to prevent PD leader Pier Luigi Bersani from

forming a stable government. On Tuesday, Berlusconi said he was still negotiating with the Northern League, which has been struggling to emerge from a corruption scandal which toppled its founder Umberto Bossi, a longtime ally of Berlusconi. Maroni, interior minister in the Berlusconi’s last government, has always been less close to the 76 year-old media magnate and he said the position he had taken reflected strong resistance among grass-roots League voters. He said the line “completely interprets the feelings of our members, officials and parliamentarians.”

14 killed as bridge collapses in South Africa Associated Press Writer

JOHANNESBURG — Heavy rains in South Africa have caused a bridge to collapse, killing 14 people. The South African Press Association reported Tuesday that the bridge collapsed in the nation’s

Mpumalanga province. Joseph Mabuza, a spokesman for the province’s safety department, said that three vehicles drove onto the bridge in the dark after it had collapsed Monday night. Mabuza says the strong current pulled the vehicles away. A train carrying cargo also derailed

Tuesday morning near Durban as rain had swept away its track. The train ended up plunging into the Amanzimtoti River. Local officials said four people were injured in that accident. South Africa is now experiencing seasonal rains as it enters its summer months.

MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin vowed Wednesday to strengthen the country’s economy and its military might and rejected what he described as foreign lecturing about democracy and attempts at foreign interference in the nation’s internal affairs. Putin’s speech was his first state-of-the nation address since winning a third term in March’s election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow. Putin has taken a tough course on dissent since his inauguration with arrests and searches of opposition activists and introduction of laws that impose heavy fines on protesters and rigid rules on civil society groups. In a speech that focused heavily on social issues, Putin encouraged families to have more children, promised to create 25 million new jobs and develop new incentives for teachers, doctors, engineers and others. He also pledged to support “institutions that represent traditional spiritual values,” a hint at even more state support for the Russian Orthodox Church. In August, three members of the punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a protest song in Moscow’s main cathedral against the church’s backing for Putin. One of them was released on appeal, but two others are serving their sentences despite an international outrage over what was widely seen as the intolerance to dissent in Russia. Putin said Russia would follow its own view on democracy and shrug off any “standards enforced on us from outside.” “Direct or indirect foreign interference in our political processes is inadmissible,” he said. “Those who receive money from abroad for their political activities and serve alien interests shouldn’t engage in politics in Russia.” One of the laws passed by the Kremlin-controlled parliament requires non-governmental organizations that receive foreign funding and engage in vaguely defined political activities to register as “foreign agents,” a move the groups said was aimed to intimidate them and destroy their credibility before the Russians where the term “agent” is synonymous to spy. Putin said that on the global stage Russia’s task will be to preserve its “national and spiritual identity,” adding that the strengthening of the nation’s military might should “guarantee its independence and security.” He said Russia would continue to push for “coordinated collective efforts” in dealing with global issues. The Kremlin has said that its continuous refusal to support international sanctions against Syria’s President Bashar Assad is rooted in international law that bars interference into a sovereign country’s affairs. The conflict in Syria has started nearly 21 months ago as an uprising against Assad, whose family has ruled the country for four decades and it quickly morphed into a civil war, with rebels taking up arms to fight back against a bloody crackdown by the government. According to activists, more than 40,000 people have been killed since March 2011.

President... From page 1 On Thursday morning, President Yudhoyono will open a regional consultation meeting of stakeholders related to post-2015 development agenda. The head of state and entourage are slated to leave Bali for Jakarta on Thursday afternoon. Earlier, during his one-day visit in Madiun and Magetan districts on Wednesday, the President, accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, lawmaker Edhie Baskoro and a number of United Indonesia Cabinet members planted and harvested rice and inspected a cattle fattening farm as part of the government`s pro-people programs. The President`s entourage includes Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, Agriculture Minister Suswono, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, Industry Minister MS Hidayat, Cooperatives, Small and Medium Businesses Minister Syarif Hasan and Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu.

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INDONESIA Indonesia braces for sanctions from FIFA Associated Press

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government set up a taskforce Tuesday to deal with possible sanctions from FIFA following its failure to merge two rival football associations. Acting Youth and Sports Minister Agung Laksono said that the fivemember team will consult with the world governing body, which had set Dec. 10 as the deadline for settling the disputes. “This team will begin work tonight, to with FIFA in order to avoid sanction against Indonesia,” Laksono told a news conference. He added that the team also would discuss a possible takeover by the government in accordance with the law on national sports system. “This is needed to prevent intervention by the government, because we have the law, but FIFA has its own rules,” Laksono said. “Therefore the taskforce has to consult first with FIFA and AFC.” On Monday, the FIFA-sanctioned All-Indonesia Soccer Association, or PSSI, and the breakaway Indonesian Soccer Rescue Committee, or KPSI, each held a separate congress in different cities. The PSSI meeting was held in Palangkaraya and was attended by representatives from FIFA and the

Asian Football Confederation. Meanwhile, the KPSI staged its congress in another hotel in the capital Jakarta. The government did not recognize the meetings, saying they failed to comply with an agreement they signed in Kuala Lumpur in June, which stipulates that the KPSI would be dissolved at the yearend congress. FIFA is expected to rule of the Indonesian case on Friday at its executive committee meeting in Tokyo. The rift between the football bodies has been blamed in part for the death last week of Paraguayan striker Diego Mendieta, who played for Indonesian club Persis Solo last year. The 32-year-old Mendieta died of a viral infection at a hospital in Solo. He had wanted to return to Paraguay where he had a wife with two children, but was unable to as his wages of about $12,500 for four months were not paid. The PSSI had refused to tackle the case, arguing that the club had competed in a league which it did not recognize.

Police to secure 38,499 churches during holiday season Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Police will protect 38,499 churches as part of the 10-day Operation Candle, from December 23, 2012 to January 2013, in light of Christmas, New Year`s Eve and the New Year. “We will ensure that people who go to churches are safe during the festive season,” said General Timur Pradopo, Chief of the National Police. The Operation Candle will be

launched after the outcome of a similar operation (held last year) is evaluated. Last year, the police learnt to reduce traffic congestion in Java`s coastal areas. The police will improve its services to the public by making Christmas and New Year celebrations convenient and safe. The police are working closely with military officers to deter terror threats that may surface during Christmas and on New Year`s Eve.

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Rescuers inspect the site where a landslide hit an illegal gold mine in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Days of torrential rain triggered the landslide late Monday.

Jakarta Monorail to operate in 2015

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JAKARTA - Jakarta’s first monorail transportation system is expected to be operational in 2015, with ticket prices set at Rp9,000, according to PT Jakarta Monorail (JM) spokesman Bovananto. He said here on Tuesday that JM had held an exposition on the project at the City Hall last week, where his team had proposed a ticket price of Rp9000 for the monorail transportation system. “The ticket price covers the 30km monorail routes, comprising the 14.5-kilometre-long Green Lane (Kuningan, Dukuh Atas, Pejompongan, Senayan, Gatot Subroto, SCBD) and the 15.5kilometre-long Blue Lane (Kampung Malayu, Tebet, Casablanca, Tanang Abang, Mall Taman Aggrek Mall),” Bovananto noted. “The ticket price was set after taking into account the average commuter’s financial capability, along with other expenses involving feeder buses and other modes of transportation,” he said. Bovananto stated that the PT Monorail`s new consortium con-

sisted of `90 percent new investors and 10 percent old ones`. The monorail transportation system is an old project the implementation of which was interrupted for several years. “The new investors in the consortium are national private companies. Thirty percent of the project`s financing will be borne by the consortium and the remaining 70 percent will be taken care of by the banking sector,” he noted. Bovananto said the construction of the Jakarta monorail project would require a total investment of Rp6.9 trillion. “Some Rp2.3 trillion will be funded by the consortium and the rest Rp4.6 trillion will be borrowed from banks,” he explained. Therefore, Bovananto added, the project would be financed entirely by the private sector. He said the Green Lane phase of the project was expected to be completed in 2015 while the Blue Lane would be ready in 2016. “One of the latest members of the consortium is PT Adhi Karya, which was also a member of the

old consortium,” Bovananto pointed out. “However, PT JM and PT Adhi Karya still have some differences over the construction of the alignment routes. PT JM wants to continue with the previous project design, while PT Adhi Karya wants news alignment routes,” he stated. It was reported earlier that the Jakarta government would revive the monorail project, which was stalled several years ago. The pillars of the monorail system have already been installed in some areas of the city. They pillars would be used for the construction of three monorail tracks, which will serve as many routes: Tanah Abang-Palmerah-Mega Kuningan-Senayan; Cawang Atas-Senen-Ancol; and Cawang Atas-Grogol-National Monument. Meanwhile, Adhi Karya president director Kiswodarmawan said his company would form a consortium with state-owned companies and regional government-owned companies to implement the project in two phases.


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Ubud Traditional Art Market IBP

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Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some from them still open until nighttime. While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 06:00 - even before that there is morning market started at 04:00 morning. The art crafting are sold in this art market consisted of various crafting, from traditional until contemporary crafting which its price is relatively cheap. You can do the transaction directly to the merchant which generally can be bargained. All the crafting sold in this place you can bring home as souvenir like slipper, wood idol, bag, clothes, matting, painting and a lot of more. It is very simple way and easily to find Ubud Market since it is very famous among the Balinese and it is strategically located in the center of Ubud Village. This market is located just in the front of Ubud Palace with crowded of visitor who purchases the items every day.

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Knicks rally to overrun Nets 100-97 Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks came from 17 points down to beat Brooklyn 100-97 on Tuesday, boosting their lead atop the NBA Eastern Conference standings and inflicting a fifth successive defeat on the suddenly struggling Nets. Elsewhere on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers brought up their longest winning streak for two decades while their crosstown rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers saw their season lurch closer to crisis with a defeat at the hands of lowly Cleveland. New York’s Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points while 39-year-old point guard Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left. Kidd finished with 18 points against his former team, who used to dominate the Knicks when he played in New Jersey. Now the series is tied at 1-1 since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, both games coming down to a tense finale. Brooklyn’s Andray Blatche scored 23 points in place of Brook Lopez, who missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right foot. Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace both missed potential tying 3-pointers on the last possession after Kidd broke a 97-97 tie with his 3-pointer from the left side while being fouled. The Clippers made it seven straight wins with a 94-89 road

victory over the Chicago Bulls, with Blake Griffin having 22 points and 10 rebounds. Chicago’s Marco Belinelli hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute left to cut the deficit to 89-87, but Chris Paul answered with a floater in the lane, then sealed the win with three free throws. Paul finished with 18 points. Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls. The Clippers have spent their history in the shadow of the Lakers, but this year it seems the gold-and-purple will play the role of Los Angeles’ second team. The Lakers lost 100-94 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, making it eight defeats in 11 games. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored 28 points in his return after missing 11 games with a broken finger, and

added 11 assists in 39 minutes for a team that had lost their five previous games. C.J. Miles scored 28 in his first start this season for the Cavs. Kobe Bryant scored 42 points but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lakers from losing to a Cleveland team that came in with just four wins. Like the Knicks, the Denver Nuggets overcame a 17-point deficit to overrun the Detroit Pistons 101-94. Ty Lawson had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Nuggets while Corey Brewer added 15 points. Brandon Knight had 20 points and five assists for the Pistons. In Tuesday’s other game, the Washington Wizards downed the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 in a lowscoring meeting of two struggling teams. Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans (30) and New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd, center, grapple for position on a rebound as Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson, right, watches in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in New York. The Knicks won 100-97.

Pacquiao home after defeat, promises future fights Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao has returned to the Philippines after his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, saying he will fight again despite some members of his family imploring him to retire. Shortly after arriving in Manila on Wednesday, Pacquiao told fans “we will rise again” and “there will be future fights.” He says he will rest for five months before going back to the ring. Government officials and fans carrying signs that read “you’re still our greatest champion and hero” welcomed Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee at the airport. Pacquiao, who was knocked out by Mexico’s Marquez in the sixth round last weekend in Las Vegas, is scheduled to attend a concert for his fans later in the day.

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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, right, cracks a joke as he addresses his fans upon arrival in Manila, Philippines Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012 with his wife, Jinkee, left, following his 6th round knockout loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Djokovic and Serena Williams named ITF World Champions Reuters

LONDON - Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has beaten Andy Murray to the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) annual men’s World Champion award with American Serena Williams taking the women’s prize for a third time. Djokovic, who ended a second successive year on top of the ATP rankings, successfully defended his Australian Open title, reached the final at the French Open and U.S. Open and claimed five other titles including the season-ending Tour Finals. Britain’s Murray was a strong contender for the honour after beating Djokovic at the U.S. Open to win his first major title after four losses in finals and claiming Olympic gold at Wimbledon, just weeks after reaching the grand slam final there in which he lost to an inspired Roger Federer. “I am proud to have been named ITF World Champion for the second successive year,” Djokovic, who dominated 2011 with three of the four grand slam titles, said in a statement on Tuesday. “It was very difficult to follow up such a successful season in 2011,

but it was extremely satisfying to win another grand slam title, reach two other major finals and finish the year at number one.” The 31-year-old Williams was unstoppable in the second half of 2012, winning Wimbledon, singles and doubles gold at the Olympics and the U.S. Open. “It means a lot to be named ITF World Champion for the third time. It has been such an amazing experience this year to win the Olympics and two Grand Slam tournaments, and I look forward to having an awesome 2013,” said the 15-times major winner. Americans Bob and Mike Bryan were named men’s doubles World Champions for the ninth time in 10 years after winning Olympic gold for the first time, while Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy, winners of the French Open and U.S. Open, became women’s doubles World Champions for the first time. Dutchwoman Esther Vergeer was named women’s wheelchair World Champion for the 13th successive year after winning a fourth Paralympic gold. France’s Stephane Houdet won the men’s award.


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LONDON - Arsenal’s quarter-final League Cup exit at the hands of minnows Bradford City left manager Arsene Wenger questioning the power of his strike force but the Frenchman refused to label the defeat as an embarrassment. Despite playing almost an hour with five attackers, Arsenal failed to break down the League Two club who went on to claim Tuesday’s match 3-2 on penalties after a stubborn defensive display. but a cup game is a cup game. In football you always have a chance if you give everything.” Asked whether he was embarrassed by the defeat, Wenger said: “You feel embarrassed when you don’t give everything. I feel the team did fight and will be more disappointed and frustrated. “I cannot fault the effort. We have put the effort in (and) have given absolutely everything until the last minute. It was a typical English cup game and Bradford got on top of us in the end. We missed three penalties - that’s a lot to take.” Arsenal have not won a major trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and the latest setback in a disappointing season could trigger another departure at the club with Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reporting on Wednesday that Manchester United have their eye on Theo Walcott. Walcott, who did not play against Bradford, has yet to commit to Arsenal after contract talks broke down in August and the 23-year-old becomes a free agent at the end of the season when

his current deal expires. Striker Robin Van Persie went to Old Trafford at the start of the season. Arsenal have felt his loss with the Dutchman so far netting 11 goals in the Premier League for his new team. Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry has been linked with another loan return to the Emirates but Wenger said before the match with Bradford that there was no news about his compatriot. AP Photo/Jon Super

Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen reacts as he fails to score a penalty past Bradford City’s Matt Duke during their English League Cup quarter final soccer match at Valley Parade Stadium, Bradford, England, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012.

Del Piero’s adventure Down Under turning sour Reuters

MELBOURNE - Alessandro Del Piero’s Australian adventure is not going according to plan, with his adopted club Sydney FC in the doldrums and a hamstring injury compounding the Italian World Cup winner’s woes. The long-time Juventus stalwart joined Sydney to much fanfare in the offseason but despite the 38-year-old’s best efforts, his side have nose-dived to the bottom of the 10-team league after 10 rounds. Del Piero signed a one-year deal with an option to sign on for another year but negotiations to extend his contract, which Sydney have said is the most lucrative in the history of Australian sports, have dragged. Del Piero told reporters in Sydney the two

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Wenger not embarrassed by cup defeat to lowly Bradford Wenger started German international striker Lukas Podolski alongside Gervinho and finished the match with attack-minded players Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marouane Chamakh and Tomas Rosicky on the pitch, but it was left to captain and centre back Thomas Vermaelen to send the match into extra time when he equalised in the 88th minute. Gervinho squandered a glorious chance in front of goal and Francis Coquelin hit the woodwork in the 38th minute. The end-of-match statistics showed Arsenal had registered 28 shots with 12 on target compared to Bradford’s five shots with three on target. “We played with a very offensive team. What is disappointing is (we played) basically over an hour with five strikers and couldn’t score,” Wenger told club website www.arsenal.com. “We created a lot of different situations. You have to say they defended very well. It’s difficult to play this kind of game. “I know people will say: ‘it’s League Two’,

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sides had been talking but at the moment they were playing a waiting game. “We have a good relationship but at the moment we have to think day by day,” he added. “First we have to make good position on the (league) standings, then we can talk with calm and tranquillity about next season.” While hailed as a ground-breaking signing by the club and fledgling league, Del Piero’s arrival raised expectations to fever pitch in Sydney, a burden that former coach Ian Crook was unable to handle and led to his resignation a month ago. Sydney have since replaced Crook with former Australia coach Frank Farina, but the hunt for the new coach distracted the team from efforts to retain their marquee

player. “Now we have appointed Frank Farina, it will be a matter for the board to sit down and sort out something in regards to Ale in the next few weeks,” Sydney FC Chief Executive Tony Pignata told The Australian newspaper on Wednesday. Del Piero missed Sydney’s 2-1 win away to New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix on Sunday and is no certainty to recover in time for the team’s derby with Western Sydney Wanderers at the weekend.

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PARIS — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Paris-Saint Germain beat Valenciennes 4-0 in the French league on Tuesday. Ezequiel Lavezzi added a fourth with eight minutes to go for PSG, which also hit the post. Ibrahimovic has now taken his tally to 17 in the league since arriving from AC Milan in the offseason. The Sweden striker has equaled his third best record in an entire campaign with more

than half the season remaining. It is PSG’s second 4-0 win in less than a week, after beating Evian by the same scoreline on Saturday. “I think what’s changed is the players’ mentality,” PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “They have started to play together, unselfishly, started to show character and to put their talents to the team’s disposal. “I think all that was the key. The players took on their responsibilities. They have changed their attitude on the pitch. They have to be careful to

continue like this.” PSG is now provisionally two points behind Ligue 1 leader Lyon, which it meets on Sunday. Valenciennes is six points further back. Elsewhere, Nice beat nine-man Rennes 1-0. Dario Cvitanich scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after both Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik and Yassine Jebbour had been sent off. Ibrahimovic scored his first in the 28th minute. Jeremy Menez’s cross was punched clear by Valenciennes goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau, but only as far as Lavezzi, whose shot was deflected in by Ibrahimovic. PSG was hit by a setback just before halftime when Alex was forced off with an injury to his right thigh. He was replaced by Mamadou Sakho. Ibrahimovic doubled his tally four minutes after the break. Valenciennes defender Rudy Mater’s clearance fell to Javier Pastore who unleashed a powerful volley which Penneteau could only push straight out to the feet of Ibrahimovic who was completely alone, six yards

(meters) out. The Swede completed his hat-trick five minutes later. Lavezzi sent a great through ball in to Menez who slotted it across the area for Ibrahimovic to drive home. Ibrahimovic scored 17 league goals in a season for Inter Milan in 2007/08 but has only bettered that tally twice, in the following year at Inter — when he scored 25 — and his final season at Milan — when he scored 28. Blaise Matuidi also hit the left post for PSG before Lavezzi extended its lead late, firing home Marco Verratti’s pass. Meanwhile, in Nice, matters started to go wrong for Rennes in the 53rd minute when Kana-Biyik was shown a second yellow card and sent off following a poor tackle on Cvitanich. Jebbour was also harshly sent off 10 minutes later for what was adjudged to have been a push on Nice striker Eric Bautheac in the area. Cvitanich fired the resulting penalty to the left of Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil for his 10th goal in his last 12 games. Lille got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Toulouse. Marko Basa headed Lille in front in the 55th minute and Dimitri Payet curled in a stunning strike late on. AP Photo/Michel Spingler

PSG’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden, center, reacts after scoring during their French League one soccer match against Valenciennes in Valenciennes, northern France, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s Hisato Sato slides on the pitch in joy after scoring a goal against Ulsan Hyundai during the fifth-place match of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at Toyota Stadium, in Toyota, Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Hiroshima secures 5th place at Club World Cup Associated Press Writer

TOYOTA, Japan — Hisato Sato scored two second-half goals as Japan’s Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Asian champion Ulsan Hyundai 3-2 to wrap up fifth place at the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Sato gave Hiroshima a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute when he deflected a cross from Satoru Yamagishi, and widened the advantage 18 minutes from time with a left-footed shot from close range. Ulsan defender Lee Yong scored a consolation goal off a free kick deep

in stoppage time. South Korean side Ulsan took a 1-0 lead in the 17th on an own goal by Hiroshima defender Hiroki Mizumoto, who redirected a headed ball past goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa. Hiroshima equalized in the 35th when Satoru Yamagishi calmly tapped in a rebound off a save by Ulsan goalkeeper Kim Youngkwang. Copa Libertadores champion Corinthians of Brazil met African champ Al Ahly of Egypt in a semifinal late Wednesday.

Milan player De Jong’s season over after surgery Associated Press Writer

MILAN — AC Milan says Nigel de Jong’s season is over after the Netherlands midfielder underwent successful surgery on a snapped Achilles tendon Tuesday. De Jong had to be substituted in the 21st minute of Milan’s 4-2 victory at Torino on

Sunday. Milan says the operation was “a perfect success” but that he will be sidelined for “around six months, if there are no complications.” De Jong has made 15 appearances for Milan, scoring one goal, since joining from Manchester City in the offseason.


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LONDON - Arsenal’s quarter-final League Cup exit at the hands of minnows Bradford City left manager Arsene Wenger questioning the power of his strike force but the Frenchman refused to label the defeat as an embarrassment. Despite playing almost an hour with five attackers, Arsenal failed to break down the League Two club who went on to claim Tuesday’s match 3-2 on penalties after a stubborn defensive display. but a cup game is a cup game. In football you always have a chance if you give everything.” Asked whether he was embarrassed by the defeat, Wenger said: “You feel embarrassed when you don’t give everything. I feel the team did fight and will be more disappointed and frustrated. “I cannot fault the effort. We have put the effort in (and) have given absolutely everything until the last minute. It was a typical English cup game and Bradford got on top of us in the end. We missed three penalties - that’s a lot to take.” Arsenal have not won a major trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and the latest setback in a disappointing season could trigger another departure at the club with Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reporting on Wednesday that Manchester United have their eye on Theo Walcott. Walcott, who did not play against Bradford, has yet to commit to Arsenal after contract talks broke down in August and the 23-year-old becomes a free agent at the end of the season when

his current deal expires. Striker Robin Van Persie went to Old Trafford at the start of the season. Arsenal have felt his loss with the Dutchman so far netting 11 goals in the Premier League for his new team. Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry has been linked with another loan return to the Emirates but Wenger said before the match with Bradford that there was no news about his compatriot. AP Photo/Jon Super

Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen reacts as he fails to score a penalty past Bradford City’s Matt Duke during their English League Cup quarter final soccer match at Valley Parade Stadium, Bradford, England, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012.

Del Piero’s adventure Down Under turning sour Reuters

MELBOURNE - Alessandro Del Piero’s Australian adventure is not going according to plan, with his adopted club Sydney FC in the doldrums and a hamstring injury compounding the Italian World Cup winner’s woes. The long-time Juventus stalwart joined Sydney to much fanfare in the offseason but despite the 38-year-old’s best efforts, his side have nose-dived to the bottom of the 10-team league after 10 rounds. Del Piero signed a one-year deal with an option to sign on for another year but negotiations to extend his contract, which Sydney have said is the most lucrative in the history of Australian sports, have dragged. Del Piero told reporters in Sydney the two

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Wenger not embarrassed by cup defeat to lowly Bradford Wenger started German international striker Lukas Podolski alongside Gervinho and finished the match with attack-minded players Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Marouane Chamakh and Tomas Rosicky on the pitch, but it was left to captain and centre back Thomas Vermaelen to send the match into extra time when he equalised in the 88th minute. Gervinho squandered a glorious chance in front of goal and Francis Coquelin hit the woodwork in the 38th minute. The end-of-match statistics showed Arsenal had registered 28 shots with 12 on target compared to Bradford’s five shots with three on target. “We played with a very offensive team. What is disappointing is (we played) basically over an hour with five strikers and couldn’t score,” Wenger told club website www.arsenal.com. “We created a lot of different situations. You have to say they defended very well. It’s difficult to play this kind of game. “I know people will say: ‘it’s League Two’,

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sides had been talking but at the moment they were playing a waiting game. “We have a good relationship but at the moment we have to think day by day,” he added. “First we have to make good position on the (league) standings, then we can talk with calm and tranquillity about next season.” While hailed as a ground-breaking signing by the club and fledgling league, Del Piero’s arrival raised expectations to fever pitch in Sydney, a burden that former coach Ian Crook was unable to handle and led to his resignation a month ago. Sydney have since replaced Crook with former Australia coach Frank Farina, but the hunt for the new coach distracted the team from efforts to retain their marquee

player. “Now we have appointed Frank Farina, it will be a matter for the board to sit down and sort out something in regards to Ale in the next few weeks,” Sydney FC Chief Executive Tony Pignata told The Australian newspaper on Wednesday. Del Piero missed Sydney’s 2-1 win away to New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix on Sunday and is no certainty to recover in time for the team’s derby with Western Sydney Wanderers at the weekend.

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PARIS — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Paris-Saint Germain beat Valenciennes 4-0 in the French league on Tuesday. Ezequiel Lavezzi added a fourth with eight minutes to go for PSG, which also hit the post. Ibrahimovic has now taken his tally to 17 in the league since arriving from AC Milan in the offseason. The Sweden striker has equaled his third best record in an entire campaign with more

than half the season remaining. It is PSG’s second 4-0 win in less than a week, after beating Evian by the same scoreline on Saturday. “I think what’s changed is the players’ mentality,” PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “They have started to play together, unselfishly, started to show character and to put their talents to the team’s disposal. “I think all that was the key. The players took on their responsibilities. They have changed their attitude on the pitch. They have to be careful to

continue like this.” PSG is now provisionally two points behind Ligue 1 leader Lyon, which it meets on Sunday. Valenciennes is six points further back. Elsewhere, Nice beat nine-man Rennes 1-0. Dario Cvitanich scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after both Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik and Yassine Jebbour had been sent off. Ibrahimovic scored his first in the 28th minute. Jeremy Menez’s cross was punched clear by Valenciennes goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau, but only as far as Lavezzi, whose shot was deflected in by Ibrahimovic. PSG was hit by a setback just before halftime when Alex was forced off with an injury to his right thigh. He was replaced by Mamadou Sakho. Ibrahimovic doubled his tally four minutes after the break. Valenciennes defender Rudy Mater’s clearance fell to Javier Pastore who unleashed a powerful volley which Penneteau could only push straight out to the feet of Ibrahimovic who was completely alone, six yards

(meters) out. The Swede completed his hat-trick five minutes later. Lavezzi sent a great through ball in to Menez who slotted it across the area for Ibrahimovic to drive home. Ibrahimovic scored 17 league goals in a season for Inter Milan in 2007/08 but has only bettered that tally twice, in the following year at Inter — when he scored 25 — and his final season at Milan — when he scored 28. Blaise Matuidi also hit the left post for PSG before Lavezzi extended its lead late, firing home Marco Verratti’s pass. Meanwhile, in Nice, matters started to go wrong for Rennes in the 53rd minute when Kana-Biyik was shown a second yellow card and sent off following a poor tackle on Cvitanich. Jebbour was also harshly sent off 10 minutes later for what was adjudged to have been a push on Nice striker Eric Bautheac in the area. Cvitanich fired the resulting penalty to the left of Rennes goalkeeper Benoit Costil for his 10th goal in his last 12 games. Lille got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Toulouse. Marko Basa headed Lille in front in the 55th minute and Dimitri Payet curled in a stunning strike late on. AP Photo/Michel Spingler

PSG’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden, center, reacts after scoring during their French League one soccer match against Valenciennes in Valenciennes, northern France, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

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Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s Hisato Sato slides on the pitch in joy after scoring a goal against Ulsan Hyundai during the fifth-place match of the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at Toyota Stadium, in Toyota, Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Hiroshima secures 5th place at Club World Cup Associated Press Writer

TOYOTA, Japan — Hisato Sato scored two second-half goals as Japan’s Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Asian champion Ulsan Hyundai 3-2 to wrap up fifth place at the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Sato gave Hiroshima a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute when he deflected a cross from Satoru Yamagishi, and widened the advantage 18 minutes from time with a left-footed shot from close range. Ulsan defender Lee Yong scored a consolation goal off a free kick deep

in stoppage time. South Korean side Ulsan took a 1-0 lead in the 17th on an own goal by Hiroshima defender Hiroki Mizumoto, who redirected a headed ball past goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa. Hiroshima equalized in the 35th when Satoru Yamagishi calmly tapped in a rebound off a save by Ulsan goalkeeper Kim Youngkwang. Copa Libertadores champion Corinthians of Brazil met African champ Al Ahly of Egypt in a semifinal late Wednesday.

Milan player De Jong’s season over after surgery Associated Press Writer

MILAN — AC Milan says Nigel de Jong’s season is over after the Netherlands midfielder underwent successful surgery on a snapped Achilles tendon Tuesday. De Jong had to be substituted in the 21st minute of Milan’s 4-2 victory at Torino on

Sunday. Milan says the operation was “a perfect success” but that he will be sidelined for “around six months, if there are no complications.” De Jong has made 15 appearances for Milan, scoring one goal, since joining from Manchester City in the offseason.


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Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some from them still open until nighttime. While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 06:00 - even before that there is morning market started at 04:00 morning. The art crafting are sold in this art market consisted of various crafting, from traditional until contemporary crafting which its price is relatively cheap. You can do the transaction directly to the merchant which generally can be bargained. All the crafting sold in this place you can bring home as souvenir like slipper, wood idol, bag, clothes, matting, painting and a lot of more. It is very simple way and easily to find Ubud Market since it is very famous among the Balinese and it is strategically located in the center of Ubud Village. This market is located just in the front of Ubud Palace with crowded of visitor who purchases the items every day.

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Knicks rally to overrun Nets 100-97 Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks came from 17 points down to beat Brooklyn 100-97 on Tuesday, boosting their lead atop the NBA Eastern Conference standings and inflicting a fifth successive defeat on the suddenly struggling Nets. Elsewhere on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Clippers brought up their longest winning streak for two decades while their crosstown rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers saw their season lurch closer to crisis with a defeat at the hands of lowly Cleveland. New York’s Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points while 39-year-old point guard Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left. Kidd finished with 18 points against his former team, who used to dominate the Knicks when he played in New Jersey. Now the series is tied at 1-1 since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, both games coming down to a tense finale. Brooklyn’s Andray Blatche scored 23 points in place of Brook Lopez, who missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right foot. Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace both missed potential tying 3-pointers on the last possession after Kidd broke a 97-97 tie with his 3-pointer from the left side while being fouled. The Clippers made it seven straight wins with a 94-89 road

victory over the Chicago Bulls, with Blake Griffin having 22 points and 10 rebounds. Chicago’s Marco Belinelli hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute left to cut the deficit to 89-87, but Chris Paul answered with a floater in the lane, then sealed the win with three free throws. Paul finished with 18 points. Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls. The Clippers have spent their history in the shadow of the Lakers, but this year it seems the gold-and-purple will play the role of Los Angeles’ second team. The Lakers lost 100-94 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, making it eight defeats in 11 games. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored 28 points in his return after missing 11 games with a broken finger, and

added 11 assists in 39 minutes for a team that had lost their five previous games. C.J. Miles scored 28 in his first start this season for the Cavs. Kobe Bryant scored 42 points but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lakers from losing to a Cleveland team that came in with just four wins. Like the Knicks, the Denver Nuggets overcame a 17-point deficit to overrun the Detroit Pistons 101-94. Ty Lawson had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Nuggets while Corey Brewer added 15 points. Brandon Knight had 20 points and five assists for the Pistons. In Tuesday’s other game, the Washington Wizards downed the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 in a lowscoring meeting of two struggling teams. Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans (30) and New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd, center, grapple for position on a rebound as Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson, right, watches in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in New York. The Knicks won 100-97.

Pacquiao home after defeat, promises future fights Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao has returned to the Philippines after his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, saying he will fight again despite some members of his family imploring him to retire. Shortly after arriving in Manila on Wednesday, Pacquiao told fans “we will rise again” and “there will be future fights.” He says he will rest for five months before going back to the ring. Government officials and fans carrying signs that read “you’re still our greatest champion and hero” welcomed Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee at the airport. Pacquiao, who was knocked out by Mexico’s Marquez in the sixth round last weekend in Las Vegas, is scheduled to attend a concert for his fans later in the day.

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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, right, cracks a joke as he addresses his fans upon arrival in Manila, Philippines Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012 with his wife, Jinkee, left, following his 6th round knockout loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Djokovic and Serena Williams named ITF World Champions Reuters

LONDON - Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has beaten Andy Murray to the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) annual men’s World Champion award with American Serena Williams taking the women’s prize for a third time. Djokovic, who ended a second successive year on top of the ATP rankings, successfully defended his Australian Open title, reached the final at the French Open and U.S. Open and claimed five other titles including the season-ending Tour Finals. Britain’s Murray was a strong contender for the honour after beating Djokovic at the U.S. Open to win his first major title after four losses in finals and claiming Olympic gold at Wimbledon, just weeks after reaching the grand slam final there in which he lost to an inspired Roger Federer. “I am proud to have been named ITF World Champion for the second successive year,” Djokovic, who dominated 2011 with three of the four grand slam titles, said in a statement on Tuesday. “It was very difficult to follow up such a successful season in 2011,

but it was extremely satisfying to win another grand slam title, reach two other major finals and finish the year at number one.” The 31-year-old Williams was unstoppable in the second half of 2012, winning Wimbledon, singles and doubles gold at the Olympics and the U.S. Open. “It means a lot to be named ITF World Champion for the third time. It has been such an amazing experience this year to win the Olympics and two Grand Slam tournaments, and I look forward to having an awesome 2013,” said the 15-times major winner. Americans Bob and Mike Bryan were named men’s doubles World Champions for the ninth time in 10 years after winning Olympic gold for the first time, while Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy, winners of the French Open and U.S. Open, became women’s doubles World Champions for the first time. Dutchwoman Esther Vergeer was named women’s wheelchair World Champion for the 13th successive year after winning a fourth Paralympic gold. France’s Stephane Houdet won the men’s award.


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Putin promises to bolster economy, military power Associated Press Writer

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Supporters of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi expose a banner reading “Silvio Italy trusts you” in front of Palazzo Grazioli, the residence of Berlusconi, in Rome, Thurdsday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Italy’s Northern League cool on Berlusconi alliance Reuters

ROME - Silvio Berlusconi will have to withdraw his bid for a fifth term as Italy’s prime minister if he wants to seal a vital alliance with his former coalition partners in the Northern League, the head of the regionalist party was quoted as saying on Wednesday. “Dear Silvio, we can’t agree to it if you’re in the field. The League cannot support you if you keep up your candidacy for prime minister,” Roberto Maroni was quoted as saying in the daily La Repubblica newspaper before a meeting with Berlusconi late on Tuesday. An accord between Berlusconi’s People of Freedom (PDL) party and the League is considered vital to the centre-right’s bid to prevent the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), which is leading strongly in the opinion polls, from forming a stable government. Under Italy’s complex elec-

toral laws, the PD is expected to win a strong majority in the Lower House but may struggle to capture the Senate, which is elected on a local basis, with individual battles in each region. In past elections, the left has struggled because of its traditional weakness in the richer and more populous northern regions including Lombardy and Veneto, where there are more Senate seats than in the less well-populated south. A deal between the PDL and the League could give the centreright a chance of winning enough seats in the north to prevent PD leader Pier Luigi Bersani from

forming a stable government. On Tuesday, Berlusconi said he was still negotiating with the Northern League, which has been struggling to emerge from a corruption scandal which toppled its founder Umberto Bossi, a longtime ally of Berlusconi. Maroni, interior minister in the Berlusconi’s last government, has always been less close to the 76 year-old media magnate and he said the position he had taken reflected strong resistance among grass-roots League voters. He said the line “completely interprets the feelings of our members, officials and parliamentarians.”

14 killed as bridge collapses in South Africa Associated Press Writer

JOHANNESBURG — Heavy rains in South Africa have caused a bridge to collapse, killing 14 people. The South African Press Association reported Tuesday that the bridge collapsed in the nation’s

Mpumalanga province. Joseph Mabuza, a spokesman for the province’s safety department, said that three vehicles drove onto the bridge in the dark after it had collapsed Monday night. Mabuza says the strong current pulled the vehicles away. A train carrying cargo also derailed

Tuesday morning near Durban as rain had swept away its track. The train ended up plunging into the Amanzimtoti River. Local officials said four people were injured in that accident. South Africa is now experiencing seasonal rains as it enters its summer months.

MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin vowed Wednesday to strengthen the country’s economy and its military might and rejected what he described as foreign lecturing about democracy and attempts at foreign interference in the nation’s internal affairs. Putin’s speech was his first state-of-the nation address since winning a third term in March’s election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow. Putin has taken a tough course on dissent since his inauguration with arrests and searches of opposition activists and introduction of laws that impose heavy fines on protesters and rigid rules on civil society groups. In a speech that focused heavily on social issues, Putin encouraged families to have more children, promised to create 25 million new jobs and develop new incentives for teachers, doctors, engineers and others. He also pledged to support “institutions that represent traditional spiritual values,” a hint at even more state support for the Russian Orthodox Church. In August, three members of the punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a protest song in Moscow’s main cathedral against the church’s backing for Putin. One of them was released on appeal, but two others are serving their sentences despite an international outrage over what was widely seen as the intolerance to dissent in Russia. Putin said Russia would follow its own view on democracy and shrug off any “standards enforced on us from outside.” “Direct or indirect foreign interference in our political processes is inadmissible,” he said. “Those who receive money from abroad for their political activities and serve alien interests shouldn’t engage in politics in Russia.” One of the laws passed by the Kremlin-controlled parliament requires non-governmental organizations that receive foreign funding and engage in vaguely defined political activities to register as “foreign agents,” a move the groups said was aimed to intimidate them and destroy their credibility before the Russians where the term “agent” is synonymous to spy. Putin said that on the global stage Russia’s task will be to preserve its “national and spiritual identity,” adding that the strengthening of the nation’s military might should “guarantee its independence and security.” He said Russia would continue to push for “coordinated collective efforts” in dealing with global issues. The Kremlin has said that its continuous refusal to support international sanctions against Syria’s President Bashar Assad is rooted in international law that bars interference into a sovereign country’s affairs. The conflict in Syria has started nearly 21 months ago as an uprising against Assad, whose family has ruled the country for four decades and it quickly morphed into a civil war, with rebels taking up arms to fight back against a bloody crackdown by the government. According to activists, more than 40,000 people have been killed since March 2011.

President... From page 1 On Thursday morning, President Yudhoyono will open a regional consultation meeting of stakeholders related to post-2015 development agenda. The head of state and entourage are slated to leave Bali for Jakarta on Thursday afternoon. Earlier, during his one-day visit in Madiun and Magetan districts on Wednesday, the President, accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, lawmaker Edhie Baskoro and a number of United Indonesia Cabinet members planted and harvested rice and inspected a cattle fattening farm as part of the government`s pro-people programs. The President`s entourage includes Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, Agriculture Minister Suswono, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, Industry Minister MS Hidayat, Cooperatives, Small and Medium Businesses Minister Syarif Hasan and Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu.

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INDONESIA Indonesia braces for sanctions from FIFA Associated Press

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government set up a taskforce Tuesday to deal with possible sanctions from FIFA following its failure to merge two rival football associations. Acting Youth and Sports Minister Agung Laksono said that the fivemember team will consult with the world governing body, which had set Dec. 10 as the deadline for settling the disputes. “This team will begin work tonight, to with FIFA in order to avoid sanction against Indonesia,” Laksono told a news conference. He added that the team also would discuss a possible takeover by the government in accordance with the law on national sports system. “This is needed to prevent intervention by the government, because we have the law, but FIFA has its own rules,” Laksono said. “Therefore the taskforce has to consult first with FIFA and AFC.” On Monday, the FIFA-sanctioned All-Indonesia Soccer Association, or PSSI, and the breakaway Indonesian Soccer Rescue Committee, or KPSI, each held a separate congress in different cities. The PSSI meeting was held in Palangkaraya and was attended by representatives from FIFA and the

Asian Football Confederation. Meanwhile, the KPSI staged its congress in another hotel in the capital Jakarta. The government did not recognize the meetings, saying they failed to comply with an agreement they signed in Kuala Lumpur in June, which stipulates that the KPSI would be dissolved at the yearend congress. FIFA is expected to rule of the Indonesian case on Friday at its executive committee meeting in Tokyo. The rift between the football bodies has been blamed in part for the death last week of Paraguayan striker Diego Mendieta, who played for Indonesian club Persis Solo last year. The 32-year-old Mendieta died of a viral infection at a hospital in Solo. He had wanted to return to Paraguay where he had a wife with two children, but was unable to as his wages of about $12,500 for four months were not paid. The PSSI had refused to tackle the case, arguing that the club had competed in a league which it did not recognize.

Police to secure 38,499 churches during holiday season Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Police will protect 38,499 churches as part of the 10-day Operation Candle, from December 23, 2012 to January 2013, in light of Christmas, New Year`s Eve and the New Year. “We will ensure that people who go to churches are safe during the festive season,” said General Timur Pradopo, Chief of the National Police. The Operation Candle will be

launched after the outcome of a similar operation (held last year) is evaluated. Last year, the police learnt to reduce traffic congestion in Java`s coastal areas. The police will improve its services to the public by making Christmas and New Year celebrations convenient and safe. The police are working closely with military officers to deter terror threats that may surface during Christmas and on New Year`s Eve.

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Rescuers inspect the site where a landslide hit an illegal gold mine in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Days of torrential rain triggered the landslide late Monday.

Jakarta Monorail to operate in 2015

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JAKARTA - Jakarta’s first monorail transportation system is expected to be operational in 2015, with ticket prices set at Rp9,000, according to PT Jakarta Monorail (JM) spokesman Bovananto. He said here on Tuesday that JM had held an exposition on the project at the City Hall last week, where his team had proposed a ticket price of Rp9000 for the monorail transportation system. “The ticket price covers the 30km monorail routes, comprising the 14.5-kilometre-long Green Lane (Kuningan, Dukuh Atas, Pejompongan, Senayan, Gatot Subroto, SCBD) and the 15.5kilometre-long Blue Lane (Kampung Malayu, Tebet, Casablanca, Tanang Abang, Mall Taman Aggrek Mall),” Bovananto noted. “The ticket price was set after taking into account the average commuter’s financial capability, along with other expenses involving feeder buses and other modes of transportation,” he said. Bovananto stated that the PT Monorail`s new consortium con-

sisted of `90 percent new investors and 10 percent old ones`. The monorail transportation system is an old project the implementation of which was interrupted for several years. “The new investors in the consortium are national private companies. Thirty percent of the project`s financing will be borne by the consortium and the remaining 70 percent will be taken care of by the banking sector,” he noted. Bovananto said the construction of the Jakarta monorail project would require a total investment of Rp6.9 trillion. “Some Rp2.3 trillion will be funded by the consortium and the rest Rp4.6 trillion will be borrowed from banks,” he explained. Therefore, Bovananto added, the project would be financed entirely by the private sector. He said the Green Lane phase of the project was expected to be completed in 2015 while the Blue Lane would be ready in 2016. “One of the latest members of the consortium is PT Adhi Karya, which was also a member of the

old consortium,” Bovananto pointed out. “However, PT JM and PT Adhi Karya still have some differences over the construction of the alignment routes. PT JM wants to continue with the previous project design, while PT Adhi Karya wants news alignment routes,” he stated. It was reported earlier that the Jakarta government would revive the monorail project, which was stalled several years ago. The pillars of the monorail system have already been installed in some areas of the city. They pillars would be used for the construction of three monorail tracks, which will serve as many routes: Tanah Abang-Palmerah-Mega Kuningan-Senayan; Cawang Atas-Senen-Ancol; and Cawang Atas-Grogol-National Monument. Meanwhile, Adhi Karya president director Kiswodarmawan said his company would form a consortium with state-owned companies and regional government-owned companies to implement the project in two phases.


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BUSINESS Global corporate deals nearly halved in 5 years

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DENPASAR - Bali Provincial Capital Investment Agency (BMPD) noted up to quarter III/2012, investments in Bali are dominated by domestic investors.

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LONDON — The value of global mergers and acquisitions deals in 2012 was nearly half the amount made five years ago, when the global financial crisis was first baring its teeth, a leading accounting and consulting firm said Wednesday. According to Ernst & Young, the value of global M&A was 47 percent lower in 2012 at a projected $2.25 trillion, against 2007’s $4.3 trillion. It noted a shift in activity from developed economies to high-growth ones in Asia and Latin America — the value of deals in the U.S. halved while those in China doubled. There were a little under 37,000 deals worldwide, around 9,000 less than in 2007, when many companies indulged in a feverish bout of deal-making, many of which led to their financial ruin. Much of the blame for Royal Bank of Scotland PLC’s near-collapse in 2008, which eventually required a government bailout, was due to its over-priced purchase of a large chunk of Dutch bank ABN Amro the year before. The excess of corporate deals in 2007 contributed to the near freezing of credit markets that year and paved the way for the global banking crisis in 2008 and the subsequent global recession. But it’s not to blame for the current drop in deal making. Ernst & Young said this year’s slump in corporate activity was mainly due to the uncertainty created by the debt crisis afflicting the 17 European Union countries that use the euro as well as fears over the impending “fiscal cliff” of automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the U.S. “Acute caution was the prevailing M&A sentiment in 2012,” said Pip McCrostie, global head of Ernst & Young’s M&A division. “The eurozone crisis continues to impact 9 global companies in every 10 and in 2012 we saw its impact reduce the appetite for M&A, even in many formerly deal-hungry emerging markets. Limited deal activity will likely continue through 2013, especially if we don’t see a clear, long term resolution to the fiscal cliff.” One clear impact of the eurozone debt crisis in Europe has been to lower the currency bloc’s share of the deals that do take place. In 2007, the eurozone accounted for around 21 percent of the global value of M&A. That’s now down at 11 percent. While the eurozone has suffered its litany of problems, the so-called BRIC countries— the fast-growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China — are filling the gap. They accounted for 15 percent of the global M&A market in 2012, more than double 2007’s rate of just 7 percent. Even if the rapid growth of the BRIC countries over the previous few years wasn’t fully sustained in 2012, the global M&A landscape has been clearly transformed over the past five years. Since 2007, the value of China’s M&A market has doubled, while that of the U.S. has halved, Ernst & Young found. “China’s growing global economic influence, along with the other emerging economies, has been a re-occurring narrative over the past decade,” said McCrostie. “Now the numbers tell their own story — the shift in the balance of M&A power has accelerated since the financial crisis and it will likely become even more pronounced in 2013.”

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Lanny Breuer, center, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, addresses a news conference in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $1.9 billion to settle a New York based-probe in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics traffickers in Mexico, U.S. authorities announced Tuesday. Among those joining Breuer is Treasury Under Secretary David Cohen, left.

US defends $1.9 billion deal with British banking giant Associated Press

NEW YORK — American authorities on Tuesday cited “astonishing” dysfunction at the British bank HSBC and said that it had helped Mexican drug traffickers, Iran, Libya and others under U.S. suspicion or sanction to move money around the world. HSBC agreed to pay $1.9 billion, the largest penalty ever imposed on a bank. The U.S. stopped short of charging executives, citing the bank’s immediate, full cooperation and the damage that an assault on the company might cause on economies and people, including thousands who would lose jobs if the bank collapsed. Outside experts said it was evidence that a doctrine of “too big to fail,” or at least “too big to prosecute,” was alive and well four years after the financial crisis. The settlement avoided a legal battle that could have further savaged the bank’s reputation and undermined confidence in the banking system. HSBC does business in almost 80 countries, so many that it calls itself “the world’s local bank.” Lanny A. Breuer, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s

criminal division, cited a “stunning, stunning failure” by the bank to monitor itself. He said that it enabled countries subject to U.S. sanction — Cuba, Iran, Libya, Myanmar and Sudan — to move about $660 million in prohibited transactions through U.S. financial institutions, including HSBC, from the mid-1990s through September 2006. Officials noted that HSBC officers in the United States had warned counterparts at the parent company that efforts to hide where financial transactions originated would expose the bank to sanctions, but the protests were ignored. HSBC even instructed an Iranian bank in one instance how to format messages so that its financial transactions would not be blocked, Breuer said at a news conference announcing the settlement. “The record of dysfunction that pre-

vailed at HSBC for many years is simply astonishing,” Breuer said. For the government not to go a step further and prosecute was “beyond obscene,” said Bill Black, a former U.S. regulator for the Office of Thrift Supervision who now teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Black disputed the government’s concern that indicting HSBC could take down the financial system. “That’s the logic that we get stability by leaving felons in charge of our largest banks,” he said. “This is insane.” Breuer defended the government’s agreement with HSBC. He said that U.S. employees in particular seemed duped by criminal enterprises taking advantage of HSBC oversight policies that over decades became increasingly lax. Court documents showed that the bank let over $200 trillion between 2006 and 2009 slip through relatively unmonitored, including more than $670 billion in wire transfers from HSBC Mexico, making it a favorite of drug cartels and money launderers. HSBC Bank USA at the time rated Mexico in its lowest risk category.

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Bali Provincial Capital Investment Agency (BMPD) noted up to quarter III/2012, investments in Bali are dominated by domestic investors.

“Sectors of micro, small, and medium enterprises (UMKM) in our area grow rapidly during this year. The economic crisis that occurred in the area of Europe and America apparently not too affected small entrepreneurs, “said the head of BMPD Bali, Wayan Suta Astawa, on Wednesday. He said the realization of domestic investment (PMDN) up to quarter III of 2012 in Bali reach Rp5.49 trillion, meanwhile realization of foreign investment (PMA) amounted to Rp4.15 trillion (with the calculation of the exchange rate of one US Dollar equal to Rp9,380). Domestic investment value of Rp5.49 trillion consists of 4,145 business units, while the PMA with 260 investors. “The value of domestic investment is small, but the units grow quite a lot, “he said. Domestic investments in Bali still concentrated on tertiary industry amounted Rp5.38 trillion. The investment focused on construction, trade and repairs, hotels and restaurants, housing, industrial areas, electric, gas, and water. Meanwhile realization on investment in primary sector reach Rp28.98 billion and secondary sector reach Rp78.92 billion. Suta added rising trend on domestic investment in Bali has appeared since the last two years. In 2011 alone, out of a total investment of Rp11.70 trillion, the realization value of the domestic investment reached Rp7.31 trillion, while PMA only Rp4.39 trillion. “The increased of domestic investment in Bali is by no means due to decrease trust of foreigners on Bali. Foreign investment continues to rise, but the growth of investment from SMEs in Bali also growing rapidly,” he said.

Patients in IRD of Sanglah Hospital

Around 60 percent belongs to non-emergency Bali Post

DENPASAR - The main function of Emergency Room Installation (IRD) is to serve the emergency patients or those needed immediate help. Unlike the polyclinic services, the emergency room does not require a queue and patients are ascertained to get immediate treatment. Quick handling makes a lot of people come to Emergency Room to ask for treatment despite having no emergency case. This can be seen in Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital. Every day, the installation that must serve emergency patients is even dominated by those belonging to category of non-emergency. It was described by the Head of Emergency Room of Sanglah

Hospital, Krisna Wibawa. Each day, the patients belonging to nonemergency category or reaching 60 percent came to Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital. According to Krisna, the service in Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital had its own system called triage system. In this system, the severity of patients was divided into five levels. Level one was patient in very serious condition that could threaten the life. Without being rescued, the patient could die. As an example was patient with airway disorders, shock to unconsciousness or patients with trauma to the chest so that it experienced tightness and was difficult to breathe. “When patient of level one comes, it should get immediate treatment from the

team of doctors at Emergency Room,” said Krisna. The next level was patient of level two. At this level, patient could not wait. If left unattended, condition of the patient would worsen. To that end, the handling of patient belonging to this level should be performed within 10 minutes after arriving in Emergency Room. Examples of this level were bleeding patient, patient with asthma or severe respiratory problems but still conscious. Level three was where the emergency case of patient was lower. Within 33 minutes, patient should receive treatment. Generally, the patient of level three required a supporting examination to get diagnosis such as X-ray and ultrasound examination. Patients belonging

to level 1-3, according to Krisna, should usually be hospitalized. The next level was level four and five. This level belonged to non-emergency patient that should be treated in policlinic or non-emergency treatment like those suffering from flu, cough, cold, heat, abrasion until bitten by dog. Patient of this category could wait up to two hours and should get treatment. “Abrasion, heat to fever can actually be handled in policlinic or community health center,” said Krisna. By and large, patient of this level were not hospitalized. Of the five levels, each day the Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital that should be intended for emergency patients was even frequently visited by patients belonging to level four and five. Ac-

cording to Krisna, it could happen because the Emergency Room provided quick and easy access to get help. Patients were not necessary to bring the terms of reference as they should normally do when going to policlinic. To that end, in dealing with patients that did not belong to emergency category, according to Krisna, the Emergency Room of Sanglah Hospital had provided a policlinic room in the Emergency Room. In the room, the patients belonging to level four and five were given treatment. “There, patients are also given education. When coming for the first time, they will be served and then provided with information where for further treatment they are recommended to come to policlinic,” said Krisna. (san)


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Dozens of illegal advertisements demolished

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Dozens of illegal advertisements existing in the area of Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra and Jalan Dharmagiri, Gianyar, were demolished by public order officer (Satpol PP) of Gianyar Regency on Tuesday (Dec 11). A total of 45 illegal advertisements consisting of banners posted on road side were forcibly removed by the officers. The demolition was carried out because there were direct reports and complaints from residents that the banner installation on road side disturbed road users. Most of the demolished banners had no installation permit. People often installed them during holidays, such as Saturday and Sunday. The Head of Public Order Officer of Gianyar, Wayan Kujus Pawitra, after the banner demolition said that aside from having no permit the banners installed with wooden stick also disrupted the public order because they fell onto the middle of the road body. Pursuant to the applicable Bylaw No.12/1992 on Sanitation and Public Order and Bylaw No.9/2010 on Advertising Tax, his party had to withdraw and seize dozens of those banners. Aside from demolishing the advertisement, the public order officer of Gianyar also demolished illegal villas located at Perang Sada hamlet, Pering village, Blahbatuh last Tuesday afternoon. Other than illegal villa building, his party also disciplined houseshop building at Banda hamlet, Pinda village, Blahbatuh. Both properties infringed the building permit and were then given a reprimand. (kmb16)

Some projects in Nusa Penida unfinished Crossing activity of project materials rises Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Obama: US recognizes Syria’s main rebel group

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared Syria’s main opposition group the sole “legitimate representative” of its country’s people Tuesday, deeming the move “a big step” in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime. Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council “is now inclusive enough” to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization. “Obviously, with that recognition comes responsibilities,” Obama said in an interview Tuesday with ABC News. “To make sure that they organize themselves effectively, that they are representative

Crossing activities of small boat at Tribuana traditional port, Kusamba, Dawan, Klungkung, showed an increase. This happened following a number of government projects in Nusa Penida were unfinished and being accelerated to be accomplished by the end of 2012. Several building materials such as wood, tile, asphalt and sand were seen to pile up on Kusamba Beach to be immediately transported to Nusa Penida. From observation made by Bali Post on site, Tuesday (Dec 11), dozens of porters carried the building materials manually and alternately and then raised them onto the boat which was waiting on the beach. According to a fisherman from Lembongan, Guru Eka, the increase in crossing activities of project materials had occurred since two months ago. Such increase could be seen from the addition of boat operation at noon from 3-4 units to 6-7 units. Each boat could carry up to 15 tons of freight. However, every boat could not do crossing more than once due to uncertain situation of waters. With the increase in the crossing to Nusa Penida, the Tribuana traditional port at Kusamba was also seen to lack of porters. Many project materials that had not been transported yet and remained to pile up on the beach. Meanwhile, the Head of Klungkung Public Works, AA Agung Ngurah, did not deny if there were still some unfinished projects in Nusa Penida and the process was being accelerated. “There are several projects such as roads and community health center in progress. Later, we’ll evaluate the process,” he said. (kmb31)

Free Syrian Army fighters aim their weapons, close to a military base, near Azaz, Syria, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

of all the parties, that they commit themselves to a political transition that respects women’s rights and minority rights.” Recognition of the council as the sole representative of Syria’s diverse population brings the U.S. in line with Britain, France and several of America’s Arab allies, which took the same step shortly after the body was created at a meeting of opposition representatives in Qatar

last month. Obama’s announcement follows his administration’s blacklisting of a militant Syrian rebel group with links to al-Qaida. That step is aimed at blunting the influence of extremists amid fears that the regime may use or lose control of its stockpile of chemical weapons. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that the Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel forces. Last week, U.S. officials said there was evidence that Syrian forces had begun preparing sarin, a nerve agent, for possible use in bombs.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday morning in its second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections. North Korea declared the launch of a rocket and satellite a success, and state television planned a special broadcast about the launch at noon (0300 GMT). South Korean and Japanese officials confirmed that liftoff took place shortly before 10 a.m. (0100 GMT), while the United States did not immediately comment on it. Each nation had been urging North Korea to refrain from a launch widely seen as a cover for a test of banned ballistic missile technology. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a

nationally televised news conference that a South Korean Aegisequipped destroyer deployed in the Yellow Sea detected the launch but South Korea still didn’t know the launch was successful. North Korea had indicated technical problems with the rocket earlier and had extended its launch window to Dec. 29. Japan said one part of the rocket fell into waters west of the Korean Peninsula and another part fell in the sea east of the Philippines. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak planned an emergency national security council meeting Wednesday, and Japan protested the rocket launch. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took power after his father Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17 last year, and the launch also comes about a month before President Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term.

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South Korean man uses his smartphone to take a television screen reporting a news about North Korea’s rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

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The officers are demolished the illegal advertisement in Gianyar

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People, one holding an image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, gather to pray for him at Simon Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has defied multiple treatments and has prompted the socialist leader to name a political successor. Vice President Nicolas Maduro spoke on Venezuelan television after the surgery, saying that “it’s been a complex operation.” He indicated that the surgery lasted more than six hours and said it was completed “correctly and successfully.” Maduro, who was designated by the president on Saturday as his preferred political heir, made the announcement in Caracas flanked by

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other Chavez aides and military commanders. Maduro then led an outdoor vigil where the president’s supporters joined hands in prayer and sang along with a recording of Chavez singing the national anthem. “We’ve lived through complex moments of tension,” Maduro said, without giving details. It was the fourth cancer-related operation that Chavez has undergone since June 2011. Three days before the surgery, Chavez announced that he needed to have surgery again after tests showed “some malignant cells” had reappeared in the same area of his pelvic region where tumors were previously removed. Chavez said beforehand that the surgery would present risks. Afterward, Maduro said that

Chavez had been moved to a room to recover and begin “special treatments” under the care of a team including medical experts from Venezuela, Cuba and elsewhere. With Chavez in Havana were his children and grandchildren as well as political allies including National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez, Maduro said. “We’re waiting for you here,” Maduro said, addressing Chavez on television. “You have to return, and we’re waiting for you here, your children, we who’ve sworn to be loyal to you even beyond this life.” Maduro added: “If there were another life, we’d be loyal and we’d be your soldiers forever.”


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Historic Caribbean Earthquake Was Felt in NYC

Brain Cells Made From Pee

Scientists have made brain cells from human pee. When a person urinates, skin shells are routinely shed from the lining in the kidney, and it’s these cells that the researchers reprogrammed into stem cells, which can turn into any type of cell in the body. In this case, they transformed the cells into neurons, or brain cells. The new research, published Sunday (Dec. 9) in the journal Nature Methods, could one day provide a quicker way to make brain cells that are unique to an individual, Nature News reported. And because the technique relies on urine, which is much easier to get than blood, it could be easier to extract such cells from almost any patient, including children, Marc Lalande, a researcher at the University of Connecticut Health Center told Nature News. “It’s easier to get a child to give a urine sample than to prick them for blood,” Lalande said. For years, scientists have been working on ways to turn ordinary cells into stem cells. Researchers have reprogrammed testicle stem cells to make insulin, turned brain cells from cadavers into stem cells and converted human skin into brain cells. The hope was that these brain cells could be used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. But many early methods used viruses to permanently incorporate new genes into the DNA of the cells, wrote Kristen Brennand, a stem cell researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study, in an email. Because the viral DNA stays inside the cells’ genetic code permanently, it can make the cells’ behavior unpredictable and even cause tumors. In the current study, a Chinese research team used a newer, safer approach. The team harvested skin cells that line the kidneys and are routinely shed in human urine. Next, the scientists injected new genetic instructions to reprogram cells to become brain cells. But unlike the viral method, those instructions only stick around temporarily, Brennand told LiveScience.

in History] Historical sleuthing by Francois Beauducel and Nathalie Feuillet of the Paris Institute of Earth Physics upwardly revised the temblor’s estimate of magnitude to 8.5 (from a previous estimate of 7.8). Maps from the French national marine service revealed that many palm-covered islets in the bay at Pointe-à-Pitre, the biggest city on the island of Guadeloupe, disappeared between 1820 and 1869, Feuillet told OurAmazingPlanet. The islets likely subsided, or dropped below sea level. The stress of the two plates stuck together makes the earth’s crust flex and warp. After the earthquake, the deformed crust rebounds in some areas and drops down in others. Portions of Antigua subsided

up to 10 feet (3 meters), Feuillet said. Wharfs at the shore of Pointeà-Pitre sunk one foot (33 centimeters), she found. Cliffs along the island collapsed, and historic accounts describe 5-foot-high (1.5 m) mud fountains. Combining the 19th-century records of such effects with modern earthquake models helped Beauducel and Feuillet pin down both the quake’s magnitude and the location of the fault rupture, the spot where the subduction zone tore apart. “The only way to explain the subsidence of the islands is to have a rupture … in the very deep part of the subduction zone, between 40 and 60 km (25 to 40 miles) depth,” Feuillet said. Such as depth is comparable to that of the 2005 Sumatra quake, the researchers said.

Bizarre Flowers Launch Seeds in Raindrops Flowers that evolved to splash raindrops great distances could help inspire rain-based energyharvesting devices and shed light on blood splatters at crime scenes, researchers say. Splash-cup plants, which live everywhere from jungles to deserts, have conical flowers that catch raindrops and use the resulting splash to encapsulate and launch seeds. For example, the “splash cups” of Chrysosplenium echinus can use rain to spread seeds more than 3 feet (1 meter) away, a distance equal to 10 times the plant’s height. That would be comparable to raindrops getting deflected 50 to 60 feet (15 to 18 m) away after falling on the average person. To learn more about how these splash cups accomplish this trick, researchers analyzed high-speed video of droplets falling on both real flowers and plastic copies of the flowers with varying shapes. They generated artificial rain using a syringe that dripped water drops 4 millimeters wide, about as big as large natural raindrops. The researchers saw the splash cups redirect incoming raindrops at up to five times their incoming speed. This means droplets falling

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Smuggling of 33 green turtles

Shipmaster captured, supplier remains at large

SAN FRANCISCO — More than 150 years ago, a fault ringing the Caribbean shook half the Atlantic, including New York City, with a mega-earthquake. The quake rivaled those that have struck Indonesia in recent years, geologists reported last week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The Caribbean’s beautiful tropical islands and coral reefs rise above a complex junction of four major tectonic plates. Many of the islands sit above a subduction zone, where two plates meet and one slides haltingly under the other, down into the Earth’s mantle. The Dec. 26, 2004, Sumatra, Indonesia, earthquake, a subduction zone earthquake that generated deadly tsunamis, has galvanized scientific interest in potential quake hazards from the Caribbean’s similar earthquake-producing faults. The Feb. 8, 1843, Lesser Antilles earthquake was in many ways remarkably similar to the magnitude-8.7 earthquake that struck Sumatra just one year later, in 2005, researchers reported at the meeting. [The 10 Biggest Earthquakes

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Some petrol stations in Denpasar ran out of diesel fuel stock again. Monitoring at a number of petrol stations indicated that some stations looked to install notice board saying ‘Sorry, Diesel Fuel Sold Out’ as happened on Jalan Gatot Subroto Tengah, Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, Jalan Ahmad Yani and Renon.

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DENPASAR - Smuggling case of dozens of green turtles foiled by Bali Marine Police officers continued to be investigated. After several hours of investigation, the officers finally arrested the shipmaster Evaritus Sobi, 38, from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Monday afternoon (Dec 10). Even, he was named as a suspect. Meanwhile, the supplier of 33 green turtles identified as Haji SDM from Sumba remained at large. Haji SDM was thought to be in Sumba and under pursuit of police. “We have arrested a suspect, namely the shipmaster. He is still being examined by the investigators,” said Director of Bali Marine Police, Tubuh Musyareh, Tuesday (Dec 11). He explained that after the discovery of dozens of turtles on medium-sized traditional ship berthing in the waters of Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Badung, police officers directly made an investigation. The officers were deployed to hunt for the turtle owner. “In the afternoon after the discovery, the shipmaster was arrested. Meanwhile, the turtle owner (with initial Haji SDM—Ed.) is still at large,” he told reporters. Based on the examination to the suspect Sobi, he claimed not to know anything related to the origin of those scarce turtles. Sobi said he was just a shipmaster. The ship he skippered was chartered by Haji SDM. “As hired, the suspect was willing to do it. The suspect admitted not to know if the ship was hired to transport turtles,” he said. Once the ship was hired, he departed to the sea in the evening. In fact, the ship sailed to a large ship at sea. Well, the turtles protected by government were taken up onto the ship of the suspect. “A total of 33 green turtles were removed and the suspect sailed to Tanjung Benoa,” he explained. Though the suspect only gave information related to ship charter, the investigators did not believe it at all. Therefore, the suspect was still being probed intensively. “We are still further deepening the examination of the suspect because from his confession it was impossible if he only carried the smuggled turtles once. Possibly, it must be more than once,” he added. (kmb21)

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DENPASAR - Some petrol stations in Denpasar ran out of diesel fuel stock again. Monitoring at a number of petrol stations indicated that some stations looked to install notice board saying ‘Sorry, Diesel Fuel Sold Out’ as happened on Jalan Gatot Subroto Tengah, Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, Jalan Ahmad Yani and Renon. Similar condition also happened in a number of petrol stations in Tabanan Regency. IBP/ist

Splash-cup plants have conical flowers that capture raindrops and use the resulting splash to encapsulate and launch seeds. Scientists have just figured out their trick. at terminal velocity — about 18 miles per hour (29 kilometers per hour) — could get launched at up to 90 mph (144 kph). [See Video of Splash-Cup Flowers in Action] The shape of the flowers helps explain why they can splash drops so far. The inclination of each flower’s walls helps maximize the speed at which droplets travel after the splash, and the curvature of the cone creates a spoutlike effect that concentrates the splash in one direction. “This spout effect creates a jet of water that entrains the seeds

and carries them away from the mother plant,” researcher Guillermo Amador, a fluids researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, told LiveScience. Past research suggests these plants evolved from species that originally used wind for seed dispersal, Amador said. They may have had to resort to a different strategy relying on raindrops, due to their short statures limiting the amount of wind they could catch and all the obstructions they might face close to the ground.

According to an officer of the petrol station, the fuel stocks were usually supplied by Pertamina as much as 16 kiloliters per day. Virtually within the past two weeks, the station only got 8 kiloliters. As a result, many drivers of both private cars and trucks should be disappointed and turned around. Wayan Sariani, a supervisor of petrol station No. 54.801.35 located on Jalan Gatot Subroto Tengah said that diesel fuel stock had run out since Monday night (Dec 10). “This morning, the station has not received a supply of diesel fuel. The remaining diesel fuel in the tank completely sold out whereas our delivery order (DO) has been made two days ago. It is unknown for sure whether there is still delivery or not to

date,” she said. She recognized the diesel fuel quickly ran out at a number of petrol stations in rural areas such as in Tabanan, Padanggalak and around Jalan Gatot Subroto. As a result, consumers looked for diesel fuel to petrol stations remaining to have supply. Under normal condition, said Sariani, the station could sell 16 kiloliters of diesel fuel per day. The diesel fuel tank owned could accommodate 28 kiloliters. However, since two weeks ago the station had been rationed 8 kiloliters only per day so that it sold out before midday. “It is difficult to predict the diesel fuel supply today. In normal condition, any amount requested will be served. Therefore, if we

are booking today, the order will be delivered on the following day, but today it is difficult,” she explained. She hoped that Pertamina could immediately overcome the scarcity of diesel fuel. The scarcity did not only cause the operator of petrol stations to lose out, but also caused the economic condition of community to be disrupted because the transportation lived through fuel obstacles. Similar condition was also expressed by supervisor of petrol station No. 54.801.27 on Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat, AA Gde Palguna. He said the scarcity was caused by delayed supply. “The delivery of diesel fuel is often too late and the schedule is uncertain,” he said. (kmb28)

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Smuggling case of dozens of green turtles foiled by Bali Marine Police officers continued to be investigated. After several hours of investigation, the officers finally arrested the shipmaster Evaritus Sobi, 38, from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Monday afternoon (Dec 10). Even, he was named as a suspect.


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Promised, rice assistance of fishermen disbursed next week Gianyar (Bali Post)—

After waiting for the realization of rice assistance for few months from Gianyar Regency as promised to fishermen on Lebih Beach, Gianyar Regency, the Head of Social Agency, Made Wisnu Wijaya, ensured the rice disbursement would be made in the near future. “Next week, we ascertain the rice assistance can be disbursed,” he said in Gianyar, Tuesday (Dec 11). The promise of rice assistance to Lebih fishermen by Gianyar government was initiated early in 2012. At that time, the Lebih fishermen had a lean fish catch. The regent and his officials met the fishermen and promised rice assistance to alleviate the fate of fishermen in the face of bad season. Against this, Wisnu admitted there was delay in distributing the rice ration due to lack of delivery budget and it could just be allocated in the amendment of regional budget 2012. Today, the rice reserves allocated for fishermen had been taken from logistics agency (Bulog) at Eastern Region at

Batubulan Warehouse. The rice was obtained from government assistance for natural disasters due to bad weather. Delivery order of the rice had been issued on December 7, 2012 with a total volume of 19,796 kg or worth IDR 108,878,000 with the price assumption of IDR 5,500 per kg. The assistance was not only given to Lebih fishermen, but also to 13 families of fisherman at Tulikup village coming to 364 kg, 35 fisherman families at Medahan (980 kg), 20 fisherman families at Pering (560 kg), 15 fisherman families at Saba (420 kg) and 441 fisherman families at Ketewel (12,348 kg). (kmb16)

In 2012, Gianyar House ‘fails’ to protect traditional markets Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Gianyar House is ascertained to ‘fail’ in designing a regulation on traditional market protection from the invasion of modern market this year. This happens because the Special Committee of Bylaw Draft on Traditional Market Protection and Modern Market can not accomplish its task. Chairman of the Special Committee of Bylaw Draft on Traditional Market Protection and Modern Market, Gianyar House, Ida Bagus Anom Surya Dipayana, after the meeting of special committee on Tuesday (Dec 11) admitted the bylaw draft as initiative of the House was undergoing a number of obstacles. One of which was the lack of budget for academic studies. “We cannot continue the studies of the bylaw draft because the budget draft is just proposed in 2013,” he said. Before finalizing the bylaw, his party had to do social studies first so that later on after implementing the bylaw it would not kindle new problems in the community and employers. Besides, he added if the legislation was not to destroy the existing traditional markets in Gianyar,

but instead would benefit and protect them. To unify the perception regarding the bylaw draft, the committee had previously invited some owners and management of modern and minimarkets existing in Gianyar. “Later, the special committee will re-invite them and community members to continue the discussion on bylaw draft in 2013,” said the politician from Ketewel. Unlike the bylaw draft on Integrated Tower, the special committee handling it declared if it almost finished and was ready to be ratified on December 18, 2012. At the moment, the special committee just needed to make conclusions. The shortage of data regarding the existence of tower in Gianyar had been equipped by the Gianyar Transportation, Communication and Informatics Agency. From the coordination meeting held last Tuesday, the number of integrated tower in Gianyar reached 145 points. “Later, we recommend the provider to use these integrated towers,” said Committee Chairman of the Integrated Tower of Gianyar House, Ketut Karda. (kmb16)

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Cost of vocational education reaches IDR 7.248 million per year

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Education cost of a vocational school (SMK) student is estimated to reach IDR 7.248 million per year. However, from such amount of cost, the Bali government could just allocate subsidies in the form of scholarship worth IDR 3.28 million per year for each vocational student of poor families that will be disbursed in 2013. The Head of Bali Education Agency, A.A. Gede Ngurah Sujaya, told the matter to Bali Post on Tuesday (Dec 11). According to Sujaya, central government through the Ministry of Education and Culture had also planned to disburse scholarship for vocational school students from poor families. The amount of scholarship was designed to reach IDR 2 million per year for each student. Meanwhile, the lack of financing was expected to be covered by regency/ municipal government where the students were studying. “Considering the majority of vocational school students come from poor families, we do hope the whole regency/municipal government in Bali

could also allocate scholarship to ease the burden of parents of vocational school students. By shared financing pattern among the government agency like this we expected most of the cost of vocational education students from poor families can be covered by scholarship,” he said. For fiscal year 2013, he said, the Bali government would allocate scholarship for 16,843 students of vocational school coming from poor families. Each student was allocated to receive scholarship worth IDR 3.248 million per year. In addition, the provincial government through Bali Education Agency also allocated scholarship to 150 students having outstanding achievement from poor families. “Especially for each vocational school student with outstanding achievement, the scholarship is worth IDR 22 million per year. This assistance is substitute for the aid of skill/competency test (UKK) given to all vocational school students taking final exam where at the end of fiscal year 2013 will not be disbursed again,” he said. (kmb13)

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Pevonia Botanica wins Asia Spa Award

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Pevonia Botanica is proud to announce they have been awarded Spa Product Line of the Year award at the prestigious 2012 Asia Spa Awards. Pevonia Botanica entering its third year presence in Indonesia, provides its best results to the spa goers in various high end spas and salons in Bali, Jakarta, Medan, Makasar and Surabaya. Pevonia’s natural and botanical ingredients, educational programs and extensive training and tailor-made treatments have consistently made its benchmark in Indonesia. These features make Pevonia acknowledged as an award wining product globally. Pevonia Botanica beat nine other finalists in the shortlist including Thalgo, L’Occitane, Anantara, Aromatherapy Associates, ESPA, Phytocéane, Skeyndor, Terraké and Thalissi to win the prestigious award, presented by Asia Spa magazine, Asia’s most recognised spa and wellness publication. Pevonia was also finalist in two other categories including, ‘Natural product line of the Year’ and ‘Anti-aging product line of the Year’ for the Power Repair Age Correction range. The awards was held at the W Hotel, Hong

Kong and attended by over 350 luxury spa professionals, including Philippe Hennessy, CEO Pevonia International. It recognises spas, hotels, resorts, retreats, academies, personalities and products that have excelled in their intensely competitive fields and stood out from among their impressive peers. Celebrating the best in innovation, quality and service within the spa industry, a total of 24 categories were voted by 27 independent judges from almost every country in Asia. Each of the judges are experts in the field of spa, healing and beauty. Other categories included the best distributors, spas, spa personalities, associates and resorts that set the benchmarks in Asia. “2012 has been a very interesting year for the spa industry, with many new brands and spa additions,” says Vivienne Tang, Editor-in-Chief of AsiaSpa magazine. “We’ve never received so many nomination entries like we did this year, and it has been a truly thrilling experience to see who eventually took home an award.”

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Ronald Jean, Vice President International Business Development, Pevonia Botanica with Kora Amalwati, Marketing and Public Relations PT. Universal Aesthetics Asia Pacific and Philippe Hennessy, CEO & Co-Founder of Pevonia Botanica.

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

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

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

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


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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92 Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century. From George Harrison to John Coltrane, from Yehudi Menuhin to David Crosby, his connections reflected music’s universality, though a gap persisted between Shankar and many Western fans. Sometimes they mistook tuning for tunes, while he stood aghast at displays like Jimi Hendrix’s burning guitar. Shankar died Tuesday at age 92. A statement on his website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home with his wife and a daughter by his side. The musician’s foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper

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respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also confirmed Shankar’s death and called him a “national treasure.” Labeled “the godfather of world music” by Harrison, Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music. “He was legend of legends,” Shivkumar Sharma, a noted santoor player who performed with Shankar, told Indian media. “Indian classical was not at all known in the Western world. He was

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died.

Kate Middleton Cancels Red Carpet Appearance at London Hobbit Premiere

Pregnant Kate Middleton is staying home to take care of her own “precious” in-the-making. Bearing with a second bout of acute morning sickness -- a rare condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum -- the royal mom-to-be has canceled a planned red carpet appearance at the London premiere of The Hobbit on Wednesday Dec. 12. “The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend The Hobbit Premiere tomorrow evening and will continue to rest privately,” a St. James Palace rep tells Us Weekly. In her stead, however, “the Duke of Cambridge will attend as planned.” Although the Duchess, 30, left King Edward VII hospital on Thursday after four days of treatment, she fell ill again over the weekend, and has been laying low at the Nottingham Cottage residence she and Prince William, 30, share at Kensington Palace. “Until further notice, to allow the Duchess a degree of privacy during her pregnancy, we do not intend to offer regular condition checks or advise of routine developments,” the Palace told Us on Monday. Keeping a commitment to attend a Dec. 8 Winter Whites Gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall, William commented on his wife’s struggles. I don’t know why they call it morning sickness -- they should call it all day and all night sickness,” the prince joked. “[Recovery is] a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever.”

the musician who had that training ... the ability to communicate with the Western audience.” He also pioneered the concept of the rock benefit with the 1971 Concert For Bangladesh. To later generations, he was known as the estranged father of popular American singer Norah Jones. His last musical performance was with his other daughter, sitarist Anoushka Shankar Wright, on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, California; his foundation said it was to celebrate his 10th decade of creating music. The multiple Grammy winner learned that he had again been nominated for the award the night before his surgery. “It’s one of the biggest losses for the music world,” said Kartic Seshadri, a Shankar protege, sitar virtuoso and music professor at the University of California, San Diego. “There’s nothing more to be said.”

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President calls of bigger opportunities for local businesses

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KUTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on big businesses and regional governments to give bigger opportunities to local and new businesses to make them develop. “Will new and young businesses win or lose when they compete with big businesses? So for the established ones please compete with (the big ones) or abroad,” he said in a keynote address at the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) meeting here on Wednesday. Speaking on “the government’s policy towards local and startup businesses” the head of state said that he could only appeal in that respect because the government could not issue a regulation on the matter. He said his appeal also applied to local governments. “Businesses worth less than Rp25 billion had better be given to young or start-up businesses,” he said adding young and new businesses could become the country’s economic pillar in the future. “Indeed we cannot prohibit regional governments to deal with big businesses but we hope they would not deal only with them or prioritize them,” he said. To young and new businessmen the President appealed to remain strong and optimistic to deal with their challenges. He said only those who could overcome challenges would be successful in their fields. While in Bali, the President also inspect locations for the construction of J.W. Marriott Hotel in Nusa Dua and the venue of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2013. Continued on page 6

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on big businesses and regional governments to give bigger opportunities to local and new businesses to make them develop.

In memoriam Desak Gede Raka Nadha

Support Pancasila and pluralism in religions The importance of pluralism was one of the important messages given by Desak Gede Raka Nadha who passed away at the age of 86 years old. The late gave the opportunity to all kinds of religions to write in the religion section in Bali Post. “Once I asked a question to K.Nadha, the founder of Bali Post on why he gave space to all kinds of religions in the newspaper.

He answered that he wanted to apply Pancasila which is the five basic elements of Indonesia and the spirit was passed on by Desak Raka,” said the Secretary of Ordo Karmel III (Awam) Ignatius Suharto during his visit to Pesraman Lumajang on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The writer of Catholic column in Bali Post said that the newspaper support the tolerance among the plural society in Indo-

nesia. Even tough the majority of the people in Bali is Hindu but Desak Raka kept the column on Sunday. This could be the example for other because she promoted unity through the media. Besides pluralism, Desak Raka also always stated Ajeg Bali of preserve Bali. This was done by making Koperasi Krama Bali (KKB) which is now being followed by other similar business. This is an effort

to strengthen the economy of Bali. Ignatius also prayed next to the body of the late Desak Raka. A.A. Gede Ngurah Agung Jambe from Puri Gelgel, Klungkungs explained that Desak Raka was known as a warrior so her fighting spirit never runs out. “We know her very well because our families also fight with her during the war,” he added. (kmb30)

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