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WASHINGTON — Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama. The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally. Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa. Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama. Clinton and Springsteen’s

joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.

Libel trial to focus on Britney Spears’ meltdown Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears’ darkest days are about to be revisited in a Los Angeles courtroom, but not by the resurgent pop singer. Instead jurors will begin hearing testimony next week on claims by Spears’ former manager that he was vilified and unfairly blamed for the singer’s public meltdown more than four years ago. Spears’ parents are defendants and will likely testify, but the panel won’t hear directly from the Grammy winner. Former Spears confidante Sam Lutfi is seeking millions of dollars from Spears and her family, claiming her mother’s book lied about him drugging and isolating the pop superstar. He is also seeking a portion of the singer’s profits, claiming he was a key player in her 2007 album “Blackout” and had the right to serve as her manager for years. Instead, the singer spent much of that time recovering under a court-ordered conservatorship, with her father and fiance continuing to exert control over her personal life. It is highly unlikely the star will be a witness during the trial, although a judge has said she will consider a request by Lutfi’s attorney to call Spears as a witness midtrial if necessary. A probate judge overseeing Spears’ conservatorship has ruled that the singer’s caretakers should not allow her to testify “under any circumstances.” Lutfi’s attorney has cited the singer’s record tour and her current role as a judge on Fox’s “The X Factor” as reasons for why the singer should testify, but he may have to settle for the testimony of Spears’ divorced parents, father Jamie Spears and mother Lynne Spears. Jury selection began Friday and will continue on Tuesday, with opening statements expected later in the week. Britney Spears speaks onstage at “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” at Nokia Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2008, file photo Bruce Springsteen performs at an outdoor campaign rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Cleveland Mall, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Decade after attack

Tears for dead, hope for Bali AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

People light candles at a beach during a memorial service to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks, in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. A decade after twin bombs killed scores of tourists partying at two beachfront nightclubs on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, survivors and victims’ families on Friday braved a fresh terrorism threat to remember those lost to the tragedy. Associated Press

DENPASAR — A decade after bombs ripped through two Bali nightclubs, Friday was filled with reminders of what was lost in this tropical paradise, and what was not. Tears fell as victims’ names were read at a memorial, but not far away, surfers paddled for world-class waves and vacationing shoppers lined busy sidewalks haggling for souvenirs. Suicide bombers killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, when one blew himself up inside and another set off a car bomb at the popular Sari Club and Paddy’s Pub in Kuta that sultry Saturday night in 2002. But radicalism did not take over this moderate Muslim nation,

and the visitors terrorists once scared away from the resort island have come flooding back. Hotel rooms were hard to come by Friday, even as security alerts were raised to the highest level following a potential unspecific threat.

“There is peace in this island, and the knowledge that millions still come here for the same reasons you and your loved ones did,” Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard told victims’ loved ones at a memorial service. “And perhaps there is a grim reassurance in knowing that the terrorists did not achieve what they set out to do. They did not undermine Indonesian democracy, which has only grown stronger across the passage of a decade.” Australia suffered more deaths in the attacks than any other country, with 88 of its citizens dead. Bali, with its lively nightlife and

warm pristine waters, has long been a favorite getaway for Australians, and Gillard herself had returned home from a family holiday a day before the Oct. 12, 2002, attacks. The Australian government paid for more than 600 survivors and victims’ family members to attend the ceremony. Some gathered for the memorial in shorts and T-shirts, fanning themselves in the blazing morning heat. Danny Hanley, one of the speakers, lost two daughters in bombings: Renee died immediately and Simone became the last victim after 58 days in a Perth burn unit.

“When I hear of the 88 Australians that died, I always shed a tear that my beautiful daughter, Simone, was number 88,” he said. Many attending the memorial in Jimbaran walked past photos of the victims, posted on large black boards; some stopped to touch the faces of those they knew. Others sat in white chairs with their heads bowed as they listened to the speeches encouraging remembrance and healing. Meanwhile, others laid flowers and paused to hug at the bombing site in Kuta known as “ground zero.” Continued on page 13


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Mangrove land used to dispose rubbish Negara (Bali Post)—

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One of the barong attend the Anniversary of Natar Sari temple.

Anniversary of Natar Sari temple

Attended by 45 barong effigies Tabanan (Bali Post)—

A total of 45 sanctified effigies in the form of Ratu Gde or Barong venerated by the Hindus in several regencies in Bali attended the temple anniversary in the Natar Sari at Apuan customary village, Baturiti, Tabanan, falling on Tumpek Krulut, Saturday (Oct 13). The ritual taking the Macatur Rebah oblation was commenced with ngunya procession to Nawa Sanga deities for 42 days since the Galungan on Wednesday (Sep 29). The deities were taken to have a promenade for 42 days on foot to visit the Hindus in customary village across Tabanan, Badung and Gianyar. Meanwhile, peak of the celebration took place at midnight last Saturday officiated over by temple priest of Natar Sari, Jro Mangku Mastrum together with priests of village trinity temples and priest of sanctified effigies coming to pray. Ritual procession included the purification of the deities to local spring at 4:00 p.m. Furthermore, at 12:00 p.m., the Nawa Sanga deities

and 45 sanctified effigies came down to the innermost courtyard. In the procession, the deities were presented with Panyejeg Buwana oblation. The Oblation Committee, Wayan Sarwa, said that in the procession the devotees invoked the welfare for the macrocosm and microcosm to God Almighty. Celebration of the temple anniversary was also attended by the

spouse of Deputy Governor of Bali Mrs. Bintang Puspayoga. The Ritual Committee, I Ketut Wardana, accompanied by the Secretary of Ritual Committee I Made Cendoarsa, Secretary of Natar Sari Temple I Wayan Sibandi and Chief of Apuan customary village I Ketut Cakra said the ritual would be closed on Wednesday morning at 03:30 (Oct 17). (08)

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Turns out the neighbors were helping out to turn off the fire, Toya felt grateful. “The one burnt was the bedroom. Thank you to all the people that have helped. If no neighbors helped, I don’t know, maybe the whole house have turned to ashes,” shocked Toya stated. Electronics such as TV, VCD, bed and wardrobe became the victims while Karangasem police Public Relation Head, Wartama, stated it is suspected the fire came from a short circuit from one

of the electricity equipment there. Wartama suggested to all public members to be careful moreover in this dry season where all parts of house are also dry and easily flammable. It is suspected the TV electricity cable that kept on contact with the plug where this plug has a lot of other cables also plugged there. “When we left it, all electronics were switched off. Yet they are still plugged, as we don’t usually unplug it after watching TV,” Toya explained. (013)

Most mangrove lands in west area of Jembrana are located in the conservation area of the West Bali National Park (TNBB). Since locating in the conservation area, the land use is protected and not haphazard. Other than functioning as protection against abrasion, the mangrove forest in the TNBB also poses a means of education for community. Unfortunately, some points especially at adjoining location to settlement are abused to be a landfill. The Head of TNBB, Tedi Sutedi, when contacted last Saturday said that aside from protected forests, in the TNBB also stood the protected mangrove forest. Aside from functioning as mainland protection against abrasion, it was also used as a place of learning for community and students. As including in the conservation area, it was protected. Destruction and annexation rarely happened because the mangrove forest was well maintained. “Since belonging to conservation area, the entire mangrove forest here (TNBB) cannot be used other than for education and protection of abrasion,” said Tedi. However, he admitted that some points of mangrove forest were taken advantage by individuals of community for landfill. Several points along the road section from Cekik to Gilimanuk were used as landfill although not extensive. Due to direct contact with the surrounding community, the TNBB authority could not prevent it alone. “We urge and give the understanding if the area is protected. We embrace the community persuasively so they will no longer make the mangrove forest a landfill,” he added. As observation of Bali Post, the rubbish scattered around the border between the settlement and mangrove forest area on the road section to Karangsewu. Landfill area reaching some ares directly got in touch with Arum Timur hamlet, Gilimanuk village. The rubbish scattered to come into the TNBB area. Actually such condition was often complained by both local community and authority of the National Park. According to information, the rubbish was usually disposed at the location almost every day. Meanwhile, the truck rarely took it entirely because too large amount of rubbish disposed there. According to a surrounding resident, the most pungent smell came from dog and chicken carcasses disposed around the mangrove area. Local residents actually wanted in the order the area intersecting directly with the mangrove forest of TNBB was always clean. However, some individuals from other hamlet sometimes still disposed rubbish at the location. Such condition gave the impression if the area looked dirty and generated stench when it rained heavily, whereas the road was often passed through by people who wanted to Karangsewu and surrounding areas. (olo)

Toya’s house burnt while empty I Ketut Toya (59), farmer who lives at banjar Pikat, Ababi Vilalge, had his house burnt down on Thursday (11/10) afternoon while he was working at his wrice field nearby tourist object, Tirtagangga, Karangasem. Toya, which literally means water, experienced loss up to IDR 15 million from the half burnt house and cause no casualties. Toya just knew his house was burnt from a neighbor and so he went home with his wife.

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The garbage filled the mangrove forrest in Jembrana Regency

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Candi Beach Cottages IBP

Welcome to the delightful Candi Beach Cottage in peaceful east Bali, escape from the hustle and bustle, and embrace the tranquility. Our enchanting and intimate 4-star resort rests amid swaying palm trees within the quiet and natural environs of the beautiful Mendira Bay, Candidasa in the royal Balinese regency of Karangasem. Our charming, cottage-style Cottages, comfortable rooms, beachside restaurant, cosy bar, lobby lounge, two refreshing swimming pools, and blissful massage pavilions, are set within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls on to a beautiful private white sand beach. Natural colours and local materials have been blended to create a resort that harmonises with the environment. The traditional architecture utilises local materials from Bali and neighbouring Indonesian islands, while the turquoise waters of the dreamy, palm fringed swimming pool appear to overflow into the azure sea. Candi Beach Cottage is a magical destination where you can raft dramatic rivers, shop for bargains in vibrant local markets, enjoy cultural performances of Hindu dance epics, cycle through gently swaying fields of rice, visit ancient kingdoms and mystical water palaces, climb mighty volcanoes or dive into an exotic world of psychedelic fish. Marriage proposals are proffered and accepted. This welcome oasis is where the dream begins.

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Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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


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Meningitis-linked firm sold drugs without prescriptions: emails Reuters

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A new system, still in early development, identifies people by the way they gaze at a computer screen or picture. In the future eye movements could supplement iris scanners, the system’s creators say.

Eye Movements Could Be Next PC Password

No two people look at the world in the same way — literally. When looking at a picture, different people will move their eyes among points of interest in different sequences, researchers have found. Even if two people trace the same paths, the exact way they move their eyes differs. That’s why Oleg Komogortsev, a computer scientist at Texas State University-San Marco, is looking to create a system that can identify people by the way they flicker their eyes while looking at a computer screen. “We are seeing there are enough differences so we can talk about this as a biometric,” Komogortsev told TechNewsDaily. A biometric is a measurement of something on the body — fingerprints, for instance — used to identify people. Computer scientists all over the world are studying biometrics for crime solving, for border security, and just as a high-tech way to sign into smartphones, tablets and other devices. Komogortsev’s research is in its earliest stages and needs years of work before it might show up at airports, high-security workplaces or even home computers. However, he thinks eye movements could be part of the next generation of a more established biometric, iris scans, which are already used

in some airports and private companies, and in a countrywide ID effort in India. Previously, researchers showed that crooks can fool an iris scanner with printed contacts, or by holding up a high-quality printout of the correct person’s eye in front of the scanner. Komogortsev hopes adding an eye-movement sensor could prevent this type of counterfeiting. “The strength of our method is it can work together with iris [scanning],” he said. “They appear to be making progress in refining and perfecting the idea,” Kevin Bowyer, an iris-scanning researcher at the University of Notre Dame, wrote to TechNewsDaily in an email. Bowyer reviewed papers for a recent conference in which Ko-

mogortsev presented his research, but was not involved in Komogortsev’s work. If the Texas State University research goes well, Komogortsev’s team could field test an eye-movement security machine in “the next year or two or three,” Bowyer said. Komogortsev’s system records eye movements and analyzes two features. In one, the system measures “fixations,” the times when people linger their gaze over a point on screen. In another, it measures “saccades,” the swift movements the eye makes when it flies between points. Komogortsev’s system considers both the exact path that people’s gazes take and the fixations and saccades they make along the way.

BOSTON - The drug-mixing company at the heart of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak solicited bulk orders from physicians and failed to require proof of individual patient prescriptions as required under state regulations, emails to a customer show. Reuters reviewed more than a dozen emails that show the New England Compounding Center, contrary to state rules, sold drugs without requiring physicians to supply individual patient prescriptions. The customer confirmed that NECC supplied the clinic with drugs without patient names or prescriptions. NECC, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, distributed thousands of vials of a contaminated steroid that has put 14,000 people at risk of contracting meningitis and killed 15 people. The emails support assertions made this week by state pharmacy regulators that the compounding firm, which was authorized to deliver products only in response to patient-specific prescriptions, had violated its license in Massachusetts. The emails also indicate that

NECC referred business to a sister company, Ameridose LLC, despite a statement by Ameridose earlier this week that the two operated separately. Both companies mix, dilute or repackage drugs that may not be easily available through a pharmaceutical manufacturer. They are owned by Gregory Conigliaro, an engineer, and his brother-in-law, Barry Cadden, a pharmacist who was in charge of pharmacy operations at NECC until it surrendered its license in the wake of the meningitis outbreak. “NECC’s intent has always been to operate in compliance with our licenses in the states where we do business, and we have made our best efforts to be in compliance with all governing laws and regulations during 15 years of providing hundreds of thousands of patients with vital medications,” NECC said in a statement. “We are cooperating with agencies that have a policy of not commenting on pending investigations, and as part of that cooperation we are honoring that policy and not commenting on specific facts.”

Big Manes Make ‘Rasta’ Lions Special

The Addis Ababa Zoo in Ethiopia is home to the descendants of a collection of lions that belonged to the late emperor Haile Selassie, revered by the Rastafarian movement. Unlike other lions, these big cats have dark manes that extend all the way to their chest and belly. Now researchers say their genes also set them apart. A group of scientists led by Susann Bruche, of Imperial College London, studied the DNA of eight males and seven females in the zoo. The team found the zoo lions are genetically distinct from all other existing lions. In total, the zoo houses 20 lions that belonged to the collection of Emperor Selassie who founded the zoo in 1948 with seven founding lions (five males and two females); these were said to have been captured in southwestern Ethiopia though their geographical origin remains controversial.

The males currently at Addis Ababa Zoo are thought to be the last lions with such thick, dark manes. Wild populations are believed to have vanished due to overhunting for the manes, the researchers said, but some sightings of lions with similar locks have been reported in the east and northeast of Ethiopia. The researchers said field surveys could confirm those reports. More urgently, a captive breeding program at the zoo could ensure that the tiny population doesn’t die out. “A great amount of genetic diversity in lions has most likely already been lost, largely due to human influences,” Bruche said in a statement. “Every effort should be made to preserve as much of the lion’s genetic heritage as possible. We hope field surveys will identify wild relatives of the unique Addis Ababa Zoo lions in the future, but conserving the captive population is a crucial first step.”

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks to a boy during her visit to the Bali bomb memorial monument in Kuta, Bali resort island, October 13, 2012. Eighty-eight Australians were among the 202 people killed in the attacks on the Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar at the popular tourist area of Kuta on October 12, 2002.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks with Fiona Ross, a sister of David Ross, who was killed during the 2002 Bali bomb blast in front of Sari Club, in Kuta, Bali resort island, October 13, 2012. Eighty-eight Australians were among the 202 people killed in the attacks on the Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar at the popular tourist area of Kuta on October 12, 2002.

Bali Bombing unforgettable: Julia Gillard Antara

JIMBARAN - The memory of hundreds of innocent people killed in the Bali bombing ten years ago caused relatives crying and sobbing during the commemoration of the tragedy held here on Friday. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who attended the commemoration described the tragedy as unforgettable. The tragedy left 202 people dead and 88 of them were Australians mostly tourists. Gillard said it is time for the whole human beings to be united in the fights against terrorism in the world. Bali has been one of the targets of terrorists after the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC)

in New York in September 2011, she recalled. Julia Gillard also offered a prayer at the Bali Bomb Monument on Saturday in memory of the victims of the October 12, 2002 explosion. “I have spoken with several families of the victims who lost their loved ones,” the Australian prime minister said during a press conference with newsmen in front of the Bali Bomb Monument. Gillard also extended her

gratitude to Indonesian authorities and the government of Bali province for organizing the commemoration ceremony of the Bali bombing tragedy that claimed 202 lives ten years ago. “I am really grateful to the Indonesian Government for the ceremony to commemorate the bloody Bali bombing tragedy,” said Gillard, who arrived at the bombing site at 9 am, known as “Ground Zero”, to lay a wreath at the monument.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard pays respects to the 2002 Bali bombings victims at the Bali Memorial Monument in Kuta, Bali, Indonesian, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.


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Tree tumbles, SingarajaDenpasar road section jammed Strong winds hit Singaraja town and the surrounding areas on Saturday (Oct 13) causing a number of trees to topple and billboards to collapse. could run normally The Head of the BPBD Buleleng, Putu Dana, said the tree toppled because it had been hundreds of years old and the trunk was hollow underneath. Additionally, the other trigger was the strong wind hitting several areas in Buleleng. “We’ve dealt with it and indeed the strong wind has been blowing from the morning. Meanwhile, the other incidents have not been reported to BPBD,” he said. Aside from the toppled trees, the strong winds in Singaraja town also caused a number of billboards mounted at strategic locations in Singaraja also collapsed. Like in front of the Sukasada Police, a large-sized billboard toppled and the frame was left closing half the road. In addition, a sheet of billboard at the same location also came off as blown by strong winds. At the intersection of Jalan Udayana Timur, a frame of largesized billboard looked to almost collapse. The billboard was still restrained by telephone pole and half the frame afflicted the telephone cable. (kmb)

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British Minister of State at the Foreign Office Hugo Swire places a wreath at the memorial during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the terror bombings in Bali, Indonesia, at the Bali bombing memorial in central London, on October 12, 2012. On October 12, 2002, suicide bombers attacked two packed nightspots on the holiday island, killing 202 people, including 28 Britons.

A tree fall and block the road in Singaraja after strong wind hit the area

Billboard earns minimal levies, leads many problems Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Advertisement through outdoor media namely billboard was assessed by the Indonesian Association of Advertising Companies (P3I) to only cause a lot of problems compared to revenue percentage generated reaching only 7.1 percent of the total

advertising spending in 2012. These issues were also highlighted by the advertising company being furious with the problems of billboards at several regions in Bali. Chairman of the P3I Bali, I Nengah Tamba, said that his party would coordinate the matter with

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The crowded bilboards are seen on one of the street in Denpasar.

the government in structuring the billboards in Bali. “The problems caused can be seen from the disorganized billboard placement whose distance is too close to one another,” said Nengah Tamba in Denpasar on Thursday (Oct 11). However, Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Advertising Companies (P3I), Harris Thajeb, judged the development of advertisement placement, especially through the LED, progressively increased although the percentage of the advertisement spending through the outdoor media was less than 10 percent of the total. “For example, digital media presenting moving pictures or videos can almost be found on all the buildings and streets in Jakarta. It happens because the advertising media previously presented in the form of billboards has been replaced with such a product,” he said.

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Hundreds of Kemoning residents face water crisis Negara (Bali Post)—

Recent prolonged drought caused hundreds of villagers of Kemoning, Manistutu, Melaya subdistrict to face clean water shortages. Discharge of the river water and shower becoming the source of water for residents are getting smaller. Dewa Made Alit, one of the local residents, said on Friday (Oct 12) the number of people living on hilly area of Kemoning frequently found difficulty to get clean water. To get it, they had to walk along 15 km. By doing so, they only got a small amount of water used every day for drinking and cooking. While for bathing, washing and toilet, they used river water and its location was too far. Drinking water was taken from the water in the shower. They could not rely on the water of Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) because the location was on the hill and difficult to be reached. “Hope-

fully, there is a pipe aid and other equipment to distribute water to remote homes,” he explained. Hamlet chief of Kemoning, Manistutu village, Putu Wartawa, confirmed that about 400 families or 2021 residents lacked of clean water. His party expected a help, either from the government or private parties. “If there is possibility to get a help, we will seek to propose,” he said. From observations at Kemoning area, Manistutu, condition of the location was very dry. Even, the road access was also damaged and gravelly as well as hard to reach. Now, with the implementation of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Integrated Village Development (TMMD) the road access connecting Kemoning-Manistutu with Sarikuning-Tukadaya could be opened. Previously, they were isolated and there was only a path and no bridge. (kmb26)

Romney closing gap in Ohio as poll numbers, crowds rise Reuters

PORTSMOUTH - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises in the polls and crowd numbers swell after his strong debate performance last week against President Barack Obama. Despite pundits and pollsters dismissing Romney’s chances in the state in late September, the Republican is now either tied or just barely trailing Obama in Ohio ahead of the next presidential debate on Tuesday night. At an event with thousands of Ohioans on Friday night, Romney boasted of “a growing crescendo of enthusiasm.” He has spoken to several large audiences in Ohio this week. “(Obama’s) campaign is about smaller and smaller things, and our campaign is about bigger and bigger crowds fighting for a bright future,” he said on Saturday. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio.

Romney looks determined to put the state in his win column in the November 6 election after it appeared nearly out of reach last month. After Saturday, Romney will have done 34 events in Ohio since securing the Republican nomination in April. Eleven of those, including a bus tour, came after the first debate on October 3. Before the debate, polls showed Obama leading in Ohio by as much as 8 percentage points. From October 4 to October 10, the RealClearPolitics.com average of polls showed Obama’s lead at 1.3 points. Also courting Ohio, Obama on Saturday touted the benefits of one of his signature actions, the rescue of the U.S. auto industry. The 2009

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Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years Associated Press

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

On the roadside of SingarajaDenpasar, precisely in the area of Sangket, Sukasada village, a large pili tree toppled crosswise the road. As a result, the traffic flows from Denpasar to Singaraja or on the contrary totally stuck fast with vehicles queue up to five kilometers. The tree with a diameter of around one meter toppled at approximately 1:00 p.m. The pili tree on the roadside toppled to fully close the road body. Even, shortly before the incident a bus conveying tourist passed through at the scene. It was coming from Denpasar direction and almost toppled over by the tree. A number of traffic police from Sukasada and Buleleng Police instantly came down to location to resolve the congestion. About two hours later the tree could be evacuated from the road body by a number of officials from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Buleleng. The tree was cut by using a chainsaw. After cutting and removing the tree to roadside, an hour later the traffic

Monday, October 15, 2012

HAVANA — The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it. An American U-2 spy plane flying high over Cuba had snapped aerial photographs of Soviet ballistic missile sites that could launch nuclear warheads with little warning at the United States, just 90 miles away. It was the height of the Cold War, and many people feared nuclear war would annihilate human civilization. Soviet ships carrying nuclear equipment steamed toward Kennedy’s “quarantine” zone around the island, but turned around before reaching the line. “We’re eyeballto-eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked,” U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk famously said, a quote that largely came to be seen as defining the crisis. In the five decades since the nuclear standoff between Washington and Moscow, much of the longheld conventional wisdom about the missile crisis has been knocked down, including the common belief that Kennedy’s bold brinksmanship ruled the day. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians now say it was behindthe-scenes compromise rather than a high-stakes game of chicken that resolved the faceoff, that both

Washington and Moscow wound up winners and that the crisis lasted far longer than 13 days. Declassified documents, oral histories and accounts from decisionmakers involved in the standoff have turned up new information that scholars say provides lessons for leaders embroiled in contemporary crises such as the one in Syria, where President Bashar Assad has ignored international pleas to stop attacks on civilians in an uprising that has killed more than 32,000 people. Another modern standoff is over Iran, which the West accuses of pursuing a nuclear weapons program. In a recent U.N. speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a red line on a cartoon bomb to illustrate that a nuclear Tehran would not be tolerated. “Take Iran, which I have called a Cuban Missile Crisis in slow motion,” said Graham Allison, author of the groundbreaking study of governmental decision-making “Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis.” “This same process is looming on the current trajectory, inexorably, toward a confrontation at which an American president is going to have to choose between attacking Iran to prevent it becoming a nuclear weapons state or acquiescing and then confronting a nuclear weapons state,” Allison said. “Kennedy’s idea would be, ‘Don’t let this reach the point of confrontation,’” he added. “The risks of catastrophe are too great.”

bailout has saved thousands of Ohio jobs, particularly in the Toledo area, and helped the state’s unemploy-

ment rate of 7.2 percent stay below the national average, Obama’s campaign argues. “We bet on American workers and American ingenuity, and three years later, that bet is paying off in a big way,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. “I want to see more cars on the road in places like South Korea imported from Detroit and Toledo and Chicago,” Obama added. The Obama campaign also said that rocker Bruce Springsteen and former President Bill Clinton would appear at an Obama rally in Ohio on Thursday.

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A soldier poses for a photograph on the outer casing of an old, empty Soviet missile on exhibit at the military complex Morro Cabana which is open to tourists in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.


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German finance minister says Greece will not default Reuters

SINGAPORE - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday that Greece would not default, but warned that if Athens did exit the eurozone it would be damaging not only for the zone as a whole but also Greece.

“I think, it will not happen that there will be a state bankrupt in Greece”, Schaeuble said at a meeting with business leaders in Singapore. “Greece has to take a lot of very serious reforms and this will harm. Everyone is trusting that the Greek government is doing what is necessary.”

Greece is locked in talks with the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund on a new set of spending cuts and reforms in exchange for the next tranche of loans saving the debt-crippled country from bankruptcy. Greece expects to agree a new austerity package with its lenders and for the EU

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and IMF to bridge their differences on how to cut the country’s debt by the time EU leaders meet on October 18-19, says Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. “We do not see that there is any sense to speculate on Greece leaving the Euro”, Schaeuble said. “That would be very damaging for Greece and the euro.”

Geography shouldn’t matter in choice of WTO chief

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Surfers join hands during a “Paddle for Peace” event to remember the victims of 2002 Bali bombing at Kuta beach on the resort island of Bali October 12, 2012.

TOKYO - World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy said on Saturday that there was no system of rotating his job between countries and regions and his successor should be picked on the basis of competence alone. Lamy, who will leave the WTO after two terms in August 2014, said it was up to the organization’s member countries to decide on the criteria for selecting the new WTO chief who will oversee unfinished negotiations over trade liberalization. Emerging market countries will want to see one of their own in charge of the Geneva-based trading club after the top jobs at the IMF and the World Bank went to a European and an American following a decades old tradition criticized as being out of line with the new world order. Lamy said the selection procedure at the WTO is different. “I don’t think this is a geographic rotation system,” Lamy told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the semi-annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Tokyo. “There is nothing in the rules of the WTO that say that if somebody came from this country, then the next one should come from this country. I think what really matters is that it’s not a diplomatic game. It’s a headhunting game.” Formal nominations are not due until December, but trade diplomats are already assessing chances and gathering names. Two candidates have formally declared their interest: Ghana’s former trade minister Alan Kyerematen and New Zealand’s current trade minister Tim Groser. Trade diplomats expect more candidates to emerge.

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MANGUPURA - Ten-year anniversary of the Bali bombing tragedy afflicting Kuta, exactly on Saturday, October 12, 2002, was not only commemorated in the Bali bombing monument at Ground Zero and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Celebration to commemorate the victims of the terrorist bombings in the Sari Club and Paddy’s Pub ten years ago was also performed on Kuta Beach by holding a ‘Peace and Harmony’ event.

China central bank says currency near equilibrium AP Photo/ Vincent Thian, File

In this May 3, 2012 file photo, People’s Bank of China Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference held on the sidelines of the 4th round of the U.S. - China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Associated Press

TOKYO — China’s currency has reached its equilibrium rate and its value is mainly determined by the market, rather than intervention, Beijing’s central bank chief said Sunday, signaling there is little likelihood of major movement in the yuan’s value in the near future. In a speech delivered by one of his deputies, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, also warned that too much monetary easing by major economies puts inflationary pressure on China at a time when it is striving to boost growth while keeping prices under control. Zhou’s remarks came as the issue of China’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar resurfaced

in the U.S. presidential race, with Republican nominee Mitt Romney accusing President Barack Obama of ducking an important decision on whether Beijing is manipulating its currency to gain a trade advantage. The Treasury Department was due to announce a decision on that on Monday, but it said Friday that the decision would not come until after global finance officials meet in early November, most likely after the Nov. 6 presidential election. The U.S. has long urged China to lift controls on foreign exchange markets that Washington contends keep the Chinese yuan undervalued, making the country’s exports relatively less expensive in overseas markets. Zhou said China’s central bank has refrained from intervening in the market

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in the past year, while the exchange rate against the dollar has remained at around 6.3 yuan per dollar. “The rate, the spot rate and future rate, determined by the market supply and demand, basically are very close to the equilibrium rate,” he said. The yuan has appreciated more than 30 percent against the U.S. dollar in nominal terms since 2005, Zhou said, adding that the currency had “appreciated quite a bit in the past 15 years.” Zhou outlined progress China has made in reforming its financial sector and setting up foreign exchange markets, in the speech delivered following the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, held this past week in Tokyo.

Coordinator of the contemplation event, IGN Tresna, said the activity for the world peace was followed by hundreds of people including the elements of society and travelers who participated spontaneously coupled with the implementation of the Kuta Karnival (KK) on Friday afternoon (Oct 12). “This year, the Bali Bombing tragedy is exactly ten years old. We always give a space to community, mainly among the tourists who want to sympathize and echo the peace throughout the world by organizing ‘Peace and Harmony’ event from Kuta Beach,” he said. Described, a series of the contemplation event would be graced with the release of turtle hatchlings and then several surfers held a paddle for peace sliding into the sea to form a circle and sprinkled flowers. “Contemplation of the Bali bombing this year begins with saying prayers and a

paddle for peace by surfers sliding into the sea. Afterward, it is resumed with the release of 202 turtle hatchlings and ignition of 202 candles and 12 torches,” he explained. He said the event was estimated to involve 150 surfers currently taking advantage of the Kuta Beach as the most beautiful surfing site in Bali. “About 150 surfers get involved consisting of local and foreign surfers and they did it very enthusiastically,” he said. He added that such an activity had been questioned far in advance by foreign tourists. Indeed, the moment of the Bali bombing tenth year celebration was a little different, so that his party packed it this year with a celebration of contemplation in conjunction with the tenth Kuta Karnival. In the 2002 Bali bombing tragedy, the most casualties were from Australia, reaching 88 people. (kmb27)

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A decade of Bali Bomb tragedy, say prayers from Ground Zero Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Since Saturday morning, the Ground Zero at Legian was thronged by many people. Various community elements came in turn and said prayers in the monument erected at the location of the Bali Bombing I. The visitors were dominated by foreign tourists. Some of them laid flowers and photo of the Bali bombing victim around the monument and then prayed together. Security along the Jalan Legian section was tightened. A number of police officers equipped with dogs were on guard and checking at some points. Amidst the visitors, there was a former Indonesian Police Chief, Dai Bachtiar. He said the Bali bombing was a heartbreaking human tragedy as well as a way for police to uncover the perpetrators and the series of terror occurred throughout Indonesia. He admitted that before the Bali bombers were revealed, police had difficulty to uncover the terrorist networks in Indonesia. According to Dai Bachtiar, until now Bali remained the target of ter-

rorism. Bali was targeted because Bali was famous throughout the world. Similarly, Bali was a tourist destination and residence for citizens from around the world, especially from the United States and its allies. Terrorists persisted on showing off their existence. When terrorists attacked Bali then the action would quickly spread around the world so

their message was conveyed widely that terrorists still existed. To that end, Dai Bachtiar hoped that all the community components remained vigilant. Vigilance should not weaken and even should be improved. Moreover, the terrorist actions continued to happen on Java Island, though they were in small scale. (kmb25)

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Foreigners and local people gather at a memorial monument during a commemoration ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack in the Kuta tourist area near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 12, 2012.


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Mauritanian president to be flown abroad after shooting Reuters

NOUAKCHOTT - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will be flown abroad for treatment on Sunday after being shot in what the government called an accident, a presidency source said. Abdel Aziz is seen by Western nations as a key ally in tackling Al Qaeda in the region, but the government said the incident late on Saturday happened when a military patrol opened fire on his convoy accidentally. Abdel Aziz, who took power in a 2008 coup before winning a 2009 election, was only lightly wounded, the government said. “The president will be transferred abroad for additional treatment ... This is just a question of time,” said the source with the presidency. Other sources said Abdel Aziz would most likely be flown to former colonial power France. A medical source told Reuters that Abdel Aziz had been shot in the abdomen and was in stable condition. “The president was wounded in the abdomen, was operated and stabilised,” he said. Mauritania straddles black and Arab Africa on the West coast of the continent.

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A statue of a globe painted with the EU flag and a peace dove stands in the garden of a church near the EU Council in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

As EU basks in peace prize, separatists on rise Associated Press

ANTWERP — Historic world port and fashionista capital, Antwerp has always lived on the crest of the wave. Now, a separatist party heading into municipal elections Sunday wants to use the city as a base for breaking away from Belgium — putting it at the forefront of a European breakaway trend just as the EU celebrates winning the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering continental unity. Moves toward separatism have been getting a bigger these past months as the economic crisis pushes people faster toward stark choices on nationhood and their future. It is no different in Spain’s Catalonia, another wealthy region grousing that it has to pay for others in its crisis-hit country. Scotland, too, is looking at the option of going its own way, making the United Kingdom a little less united. Two days after the European Union won the Peace Prize for bridging ties between former enemies, Belgium holds municipal elections in which separatists hope to pick up city halls across Dutch-speaking northern Flanders. Bart De Wever, the leader of a Flemish separatist party, is running for mayor of wealthy Antwerp and has been perennially at odds with ailing Frenchspeaking Wallonia. If elected, De Wever plans to use city hall as a platform for the 2014 national election and an

even more ambitious program of separatism. By that time, he says, he will be counting on a “democratic revolt” at the polls. Separatism is also rife in Spain — a country at the center of Europe’s crisis with a youth unemployment rate of more than 50 percent. While De Wever was making reasoned arguments in a political debate last Sunday, the 98,000-capacity Camp Nou of FC Barcelona was already a scene of seething Catalan foment for the famed encounter against Real Madrid. Real Madrid is still identified with the unified Spanish state and was met with a mosaic of color cards forming the red-and-yellow stripes of Catalonia’s “la senyera” flag. At one stage during the match, incessant collective shouts of “Independence!” cascaded down the stands as fans waved the pro-independence “estelada” flag. Last month, 1.5 million Catalans took to the streets in Barce-

lona to call for a separate state in the biggest march since the 1970s. Catalonia’s regional government voted on Sept. 27 to hold a referendum on Catalonia’s self-determination at a date still yet to be set. The Spanish government says this would be unconstitutional. Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday that those seeking independence for Spain are making “a mistake of colossal proportions.” But Rajoy, like many of his fellow European leaders, is in a bind: National governments have had both to cede power to the supranational EU and to regions demanding greater autonomy and local accountability. “People are anxious because the European Union seems far away,” said Prof. Hendrik Vos, head of Ghent University’s Center for EU Studies. “That is why there is this yearning to keep things close.” And local control has become ever more important for rich pockets of Europe.

Al-Qaida leader urges holy war over Prophet film Associated Press

CAIRO — The leader of al-Qaida has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Ayman al-Zawahri praised as “honest and zealous” demonstrators who breached the U.S Embassy in Cairo and attackers who stormed the U.S. “embassy” in Benghazi in violence linked to the film. The American ambassador and three others died in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city. The amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” was made by an Egyptianborn American citizen. In an audio message released by al-Qaida’s media arm As-Sahab and posted on militant websites early Saturday, al-Zawahri claimed Washington allowed the film’s production under the pretext of freedom of expression, “but this freedom did not prevent them from torturing Muslim prisoners.”

Tears for dead... From page 1 Remembrances were also held across Australia to mark the anniversary. In the capital, Canberra, dignitaries and family members of those killed gathered at Parliament House to mourn. The attack, carried out by suicide bombers from the al-Qaidalinked group Jemaah Islamiyah, started a wave of violence in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, hitting an embassy, hotels and restaurants. Three years later, another bomb attack killed 20 people. Many visitors later shied away from the popular Hindu-domi-

nated island, which survives on tourist dollars. Hotel occupancy plummeted 80 percent a year after the attacks, and foreign tourist arrivals fell by 70 percent. It was hit so hard the Indonesian government encouraged locals to visit Bali instead of traveling abroad. The 2002 attacks were “like a tsunami disaster for us here,” said Wayan Gota, a handicraft trader in Bali. “The attack not only killed hundreds of people, but also destroyed every sector of our lives and led to prolonged economic difficulties. ... It took several years for us to recover from the paralysis.”

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INDONESIA German, South African held over drugs in Mataram

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MATARAM - A German national, Rolf Oskar Josef Schweikert (57) has been caught attempting to smuggle 3.7 kilograms of hashish to Indonesia at Lombok International Airport in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. “His modus operandi is false compartment namely a compartment specially created for hiding the stuff on the inside part of his bag,” local KPPBC customs service head Listrijono said here on Sunday in the company of the provincial chief of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Senior Commissioner H Muftih Djusnir and narcotics affairs director of the West Nusa Tenggara police command, Senior Commissioner Rizky Simon Pays. Listrijono said Rolf was one of the passengers of Silk Air Flight Number MI 128 that arrived at the airport at 7pm on Saturday as an inbound passenger from Nepal to Lombok with a transit in Singapore. He said the German passenger had held a ticket to leave Indonesia for Malaysia through Bali’s Ngurah

Rai airport on October 22. “It is suspected he has been assigned by an international syndicate to smuggle the illegal drug to Lombok and then return home through Malaysia from Bali. The case will be further investigated by the police,” he said. Listrijono said the illegal stuff was detected following an X-Ray inspection on the passenger’s baggage. A day before, a South African woman has been arrested attempting to smuggle 2.6 kilogram (5.7 llbs) of methamphetamine with a street value of $500,000 in Lombok. Kathlyn Dunn, 28, was arrested at Lombok’s airport after arriving on a flight from Singapore Thursday, provincial police detective chief Ricky Simon Paays told reporters.

“X-ray screening at the airport found suspicious materials inside the suspect’s suitcase. Two packages containing methamphetamine were later found in the lining of her suitcase,” Paays said, adding that the offence could carry a death penalty. Indonesia enforces stiff penalties, including life imprisonment and death, for drug trafficking. Two members of an Australian drug smuggling gang known as the “Bali Nine”, who were arrested in 2005, are on death row, while seven others face lengthy jail terms. Another Australian, Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling 4.1 kilos of marijuana in 2005, recently had her term slashed by five years after a clemency appeal to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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percent, according to 2009 statistics from the U.N. Aids website. Unreported cases mean that the true figure could be higher. Under World Trade Organisation rules member countries are permitted to take measures to over-ride patents when it is deemed necessary to protect public health. Yudhoyono signed the decree without fanfare on Sept. 3 and it was only recently highlighted by Western groups campaigning for increased access to drugs in the developing world. The issuing of the decree follows a decision by India in March to strip German drugmaker Bayer of its exclusive rights to a cancer drug. India’s highest court also heard final arguments last month in a landmark case over drug patents involving Novartis’s leukaemia drug Glivec that could change the rules for the country’s healthcare sector and potentially curb its global role as a supplier of cutprice generic medicines. At the same time, China in June overhauled parts of its intellectual property laws to allow local production of patented medicines in another initiative likely to un-

nerve foreign pharmaceutical companies. The amended patent law allows Beijing to issue compulsory licences to eligible companies to produce generic versions of patented drugs during state emergencies, or unusual circumstances, or in the interests of the public. If implemented to the full, the measure taken by Indonesia would introduce widespread generic competition and generate big cost savings in the world’s fourth most populous country. It is not the first time that Indonesia has made an order giving government control over HIV drugs but the latest decree goes further than earlier ones in 2004 and 2007 by covering more modern medicines. “Indonesia has set an important precedent, not just for the people living with HIV within its country, who have been campaigning for this, but also for other developing countries,” said Michelle Childs of Medecins Sans Frontieres. “This is one of the widest licences issued by a government and rightly reflects the reality that a range of treatment options are needed,” Childs said.

Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs JAKARTA - Indonesia’s government has taken steps to override patents on a range of HIV drugs, highlighting a growing trend by Asian states to allow local production of cheap generic drugs that cut into sales of global pharmaceutical companies. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono quietly issued a decree last month authorising government use of patents for seven HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B medicines held by the likes of Merck & Co, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb , Abbott and Gilead. The international trade body representing major drugmakers said the move set “a negative precedent”. Individual companies affected did not provide immediate comment. The decree states Indonesia implemented the measures to “meet the urgent need for antiviral and antiretroviral treatments”. An estimated 310,000 people are living with HIV in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The prevalence rate among the 15 to 49-year-old population is 0.2

Strong quake hits Indonesia, but no major damage Associated Press

JAKARTA — A strong earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia on Friday, panicking residents, but no major damage was immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 6.7 and was centered 108 kilometers (67 miles) north of Dobo in Maluku province, at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). It was followed by two aftershocks both measuring magnitude 4.9. Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency put the preliminary magnitude at 7.0 and said there was no tsunami. A district government office in Dobo, the closest village to the epicenter, sustained some damage but the extent was unclear, said agency official Subagyo, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. Dobo resident Victor Siahaya said the strong earthquake shook everything in his house, forcing he and his family to run outside. “It was so strong ... many people were screaming while running in panic,” he said. “But I don’t see any damage in my neighborhood.” Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh.

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A man takes part in racing Pacu Jawi or ‘mud cow racing” in Padang Pajang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct 13, 2012. The Sumatran sport of Pacu Jawi or ‘Mud CowRacing’ is held at the end of each rice harvesting season by the Minangkabau people in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The activity sees farmers cling onto crude wooden frames attached to two cows, which they then encourage to race through a muddy paddy field. With their hands busy holding on tight, ‘jockeys’ encourage their steeds to go faster by biting their tails.


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Have a break on Lebih Beach IBP

Do you want to visit a beautiful beach while enjoying delicious twisted satay? To meet both desires, you can visit the exotic Lebih Beach, a coastal village located in

the area Lebih Village in the south of Gianyar town or around 7 km east of Denpasar. While enjoying the beauty of the beach, you can pamper your appetite with a variety of seafood menus prepared from the catches of local fishermen.

It offers different atmosphere from Kuta Beach, namely quiet and away from congestion. To get to the beach, visitors are free from admission ticket. However, the coming visitors are only required to pay parking charge for motorbike and

car. The parking charges collected will be managed and allocated for the development of Lebih Village. Here, you can enjoy various delicacies dominated by seafood. Approximately 15 seafood traders are ready to serve their menu spe-

cialty in lesehan or tatami-style. All traders are local residents, while its fishermen are mostly from the outside Gianyar, such as of Klungkung, Bangli and Karangasem. Aside from selling seafood and white rice, local traders also sell marine fish denoting the catches of fishermen on the beach. Well, having relished the specialty menu of seafood, visitors usually purchase fresh fish to bring home. Visitors that will go to or come from Karangasem passing through Jalan Bypass IB Mantra will feel happier if they can drop in on the beach and try the delicious seafood on offer. Lounging with family or the beloved one is very safe and comfortable here. Along the coastal area is bordered with pathway made of well-arranged paving blocks. To protect the beach from the onslaught of abrasion, it has been installed wave barriers by means of large stones. Additionally, the beach is also a good location to angle because it has abundance of fish. Or simply enjoy the beauty of the view of Lombok Island and Nusa Penida looking like above the southern ocean. On weekends and holidays, the beach is visited by many travelers. But, they are dominated by domestic travelers. They drop by and eat there after covering a distance from Denpasar to Karangasem or vice versa. “Every holiday, the number of visitor to the beach increased up to three times compared to normal days,” said one of the traders on Lebih Beach.

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Vettel grabs commanding win, moves into championship lead Sebastian Vettel swept into the Formula 1 world championship lead by delivering a dominant victory in the Korean Grand Prix. Vettel’s third consecutive race win came at the head of a Red Bull one-two, with team Mark Webber in second. Polesitter Webber had immediately lost the lead to Vettel off the line, and after fending off the Australian’s attempted retaliation at Turn 3, Vettel was free to pull away. His lead got up to around 10 seconds before he focused on nursing his tyres to the flag. Fernando Alonso muscled his way up to third in a busy first lap, but had no answer to the Red Bulls’ pace. The erstwhile points leader kept Webber vaguely in sight as he completed the podium. McLaren had a disastrous day. Jenson Button was taken out on lap one when

Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi hit both Button and Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg at Turn 3. Lewis Hamilton ran fourth behind Alonso in the first stint before losing pace on his second set of tyres. He was overtaken by both Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen before switching to a three-stop strategy. That left Hamilton back in 10th, his efforts to recover positions stymied when he picked up a large piece of astroturf in the final laps. Having dispatched Hamilton, Massa closed in on Ferrari teammate Alonso. He received a radio

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany stands on his car as he celebrates his win in the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. AP Photo/Mark Baker

Djokovic and Murray into Shanghai final

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Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic cruised through their semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday to set up a repeat of their memorable U.S. Open final last month. Briton Murray, bidding for a hat-trick of titles in the Chinese port city, overpowered world number one Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 after Djokovic dispatched Tomas Berdych for the loss of one less game. Federer, who conceded a crucial break of serve in the first set after three double-faults, was given a reprieve by a rain delay when Murray reached 5-4 in the second but he could not fend off the inevitable on the resumption. Murray will be looking for a third consecutive victory over Djokovic after beating the Serbian world number two in the Olympic semi-final and then in their Flushing Meadows showdown. “I’ve known him for 14, 15 years now,” Murray said. “We’ve obviously had some incredibly tough matches which can maybe test a friendship. But we’ve always been I think pretty respectful of each other.” There

was not too much respect for 17-times grand slam champion Federer who produced a lacklustre display to lose for the 10th time to Murray in 18 meetings. Murray was the dominant player throughout and Federer was merely hanging on for much of the time. After service breaks were swapped early on, Murray seized control of the opening set in the fifth game when the Swiss served three consecutive double faults. Murray squandered seven break points at the start of the second set as spots of rain caused a six-minute delay. Federer was 40-0 up at 2-2 but Murray fired two unstoppable forehands on his way to snatching the game and he never looked back, despite the rain intervention at 5-4. “He didn’t serve that well tonight, so I was able to be very aggressive on his second serve,” Murray said. “He maybe slowed down his first serve a little bit, so I was able to take a few more chances. Obviously that helped. I went for it, like I did the past few times I played against him, and it worked tonight. “When you’re beating the best player of all time probably, it’s obviously going to be special.”

message requesting that he hold formation, and duly finished fourth, ahead of Raikkonen’s Lotus. Nico Hulkenberg drove an excellent race to sixth for Force India, delivering one of the most exciting moments of a largely tedious race when he passed both Romain Grosjean and Hamilton in one sweep as the Lotus and McLaren diced. Grosjean took seventh. Toro Rosso had a superb afternoon. Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo came through from their lowly grid positions to eighth and ninth, swapping places late on as Ricciardo’s tyres faded. Hamilton’s astroturf drama meant the McLaren fell back after putting the STR duo under heavy pressure. Mercedes’ race was as disappointing as McLaren’s. Following Rosberg’s early exit, Michael Schumacher lacked pace throughout and was eventually pushed back to 13th behind Sergio Perez and Paul di Resta.

Dani Pedrosa chips away at Jorge Lorenzo with win Dani Pedrosa kept his slender MotoGP title ambitions alive by defeating Jorge Lorenzo to claim victory at Motegi. His fourth victory in the last five races carried Pedrosa to within 28 points of the Yamaha rider, although overturning that margin with just three races left will require an element of misfortune for Lorenzo. Alvaro Bautista meanwhile claimed third after a fantastic late battle with Cal Crutchlow. The pair traded position several times and even touched before the contest was eventually decided in the Spaniard’s favour when Crutchlow ran out of fuel on the final lap. Their battle was a welcome late addition to a race in which the lead fight had promised much but ultimately failed to deliver. In a pattern reminiscent of Brno, Lorenzo led early on but was never able to pull more than half a second clear of Pedrosa. The Honda rider made his move 13 laps from the finish, and while Lorenzo initially stayed with him, the gap had stretched to over one second within two laps. That effectively signalled the end of Lorenzo’s victory challenge, Pedrosa easing away through a combination of his own pace and Lorenzo’s lack of urgency given his championship advantage. As the front duo pulled away, an early six-rider battle for third slowly separated, with Crutchlow easing away from the pack until Bautista reeled him in late on. Casey Stoner was also involved at first, rising as high as fourth on lap one. His cause was aided by Ben Spies’s exit at Turn 1 on only the second lap. Stoner, struggling

with injury, predictably fell back slightly and eight laps from the end was picked off by the second Tech 3 Yamaha of Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian then inherited fourth when stablemate Crutchlow spluttered to a halt on the final lap, a cruel end to an impressive race. Stefan Bradl took a lonely sixth, ahead of an equally lonely Valentino Rossi in seventh.

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CAPE TOWN - Two goals from Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba sparked a riot in Senegal on Saturday forcing the abandonment of the biggest African Nations Cup qualifier of the weekend after police fired tear gas in the stadium. The trouble in Dakar overshadowed qualification for Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia and holders Zambia who are all through to the finals in South Africa in January. Drogba’s latest talismanic performance proved too much for the Senegal fans who invaded the pitch, threw objects and lit small fires in the packed stands after their team went 2-0 down and 6-2 behind on aggregate in the final round tie. Police were forced to clear the away supporters to safety, leading many of them to the middle of the pitch, and

then sent a vehicle on to the field to evacuate the match officials before the game was called off about 14 minutes from full time. It is likely the Ivorians will be awarded the tie but there was no official confirmation on Saturday from the governing Confederation of African Football whose Cairo office was closed. Striker Drogba’s

free kick just after halftime extended the Ivorians’ two-goal lead from the first leg and then converted a 71st minute penalty which sparked the violence. The riot, which highlighted the explosive nature of the African game, put a dampener on a day of excitement on the pitch across the continent with Zambia needing a penalty shootout win to ensure they can defend their crown at next year’s finals. TWENTY PENALTIES

It took 20 penalty kicks before the Zambians edged Uganda 9-8 after they drew 1-1 on aggregate having lost the second leg of their final round qualifier 1-0 in Kampala.

Bologna defender Portanova bitter about match-fix ban Reuters

Bologna defender Daniele Portanova has slammed his fourmonth ban for failing to report match-fixing, suggesting twice former European champions Juventus get treated differently to everyone else. Portanova had his original six-month suspension cut to four by the Italian sporting tribunal on Friday, infuriating the player and his lawyer Gabriele Bordoni who

said the centre back was thinking about leaving the country. “Why is it that for others the ban was reduced by 60 percent and for me by 40 percent?”, asked the defender in an interview with the Corriere dello Sport newspaper on Saturday although the true percentage of his reduction was 33. Juventus coach Antonio Conte’s 10-month ban, for failing to report two incidents of matchfixing in the 2010-11 season when

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he was in charge of Siena, was cut to four earlier this month. “I’m struggling to understand, I can’t explain it, I didn’t expect this,” said the 33-year-old Portanova. “I have to be honest that I’m bitter. “I’m innocent and I can look at myself in the mirror. I don’t want to cause trouble but there are some concrete facts here. “Why have they treated me differently?”, added Portanova who can play again from Dec. 8.

Blackwell Traditionally-costumed performers sit in the stands as they await the start of Senegal’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ivory Coast at Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

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Tunisia also scraped into the finals on away goals after being held 0-0 by modest Sierra Leone at home in Monastir, following a 2-2 draw in last month’s first leg. Morocco’s Youssef Al Arabi scored five minutes from time, after earlier missing two giltedged chances, to give Morocco the decisive third goal in a 4-0 win over Mozambique in Marrakesh where they overcame a 2-0 firstleg deficit. But the tie was clouded in controversy with the turnaround coming just after the hour mark when Morocco were awarded a soft penalty that led to Mozambique captain Miro being sent off. Ghana were first to qualify by beating Malawi 1-0 away in Lilongwe for a 3-0 aggregate triumph thanks to Afriyie Acquah’s debut goal. Mali went on the rampage with a 4-1 win over Botswana on the road in Lobatse to advance 7-1 on aggregate.

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Didier Drogba

They were outdone by Nigeria, who thumped Liberia 6-1 in Calabar with the Chelsea pair Victor Moses (2) and John Obi Mikel (penalty) on the scoresheet. Nigeria scored inside a minute and swamped the visitors for an 8-3 aggregate triumph. Eight second-leg ties will be played on Sunday to complete the 15 qualifiers for the Jan. 19 to Feb. 10 tournament.

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MOSCOW - Russia coach Fabio Capello has been hailed as a saviour by local media after the Italian masterminded the team’s transformation following a dismal showing at Euro 2012. “Russian Catenaccio!” read a front-page headline in Saturday’s leading sports daily Sport-Express in reference to a tactical system with a strong emphasis on defence traditionally associated with Italian soccer. Russia beat Group F favourites Portugal 1-0 on Friday to maintain their perfect start in their World Cup qualifying campaign under Capello with three wins from three matches without conceding a goal. “A dream start! Three victories at the beginning of a qualifying cycle - when did we enjoy such a start? Only once - in qualifying for the 1994 World Cup,”

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the Sport-Express report said. “Our team played a tight game with emphasis on defence. They were able to contain (Portugal captain) Cristiano Ronaldo and once again kept their goal clean,” it added. “It now looks that the attacking game, associated with (Capello’s predecessors) Dutchmen Guus Hiddink and Dick Advocaat has stayed in the past. Now, we have a new era - Fabio Capello and his Italian style of play.” Another sports daily, Sovietsky Sport, said Russia’s win was good revenge for a 7-1 defeat by Portugal in a 2006 World Cup qualifier in Lisbon eight years ago. “We paid them back for 7-1 - the most humiliating defeat in our football history,” the paper wrote. The Russians took advantage of Portugal’s unfamiliarity with the Moscow stadium’s artificial turf,

scoring in the sixth minute when Kerzhakov broke clear on goal following a defensive mistake. After taking the lead, the home team played a tight defensive game, limiting Portugal and their leader Ronaldo to only a few scoring chances. “We knew we had to contain Ronaldo in order to have a good chance to win,” Capello, who replaced Advocaat following Russia’s Euro 2012 flop, told reporters after the match. “We tried to stay as close to him as possible, often put two defenders on him. I think it worked pretty well for us.” The Portuguese blamed the defeat in part on playing on a slick Luzhniki surface. “It was very difficult to play on such a pitch,” said Portugal winger Nani. “Obviously, the Russians were much better accustomed to it than we had.”

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Russia’s national football team head coach Fabio Capello attends the TV show where 2018 Soccer World Cup host cities were announced, late Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. Slogan reads “Russia 2018.”

Del Piero scores first goal, Sydney still lose

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Piero took three steps, struck the ball with his right foot, watched it sail up and over the wall, drop quickly and curve away from Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Ben Kennedy to smack into the back of the net. The 37-year-old leapt into the air, pumped his right fist and veered off towards the sidelines and was mobbed by his teams mates as they rushed to celebrate the Italian’s first A-League goal in the 26th minute of his home debut for Sydney FC. Unfortunately for the more than 35,000 who had turned up to see Del Piero, the 25-metre goal, his driving runs late in the second half and clever passing, it was not enough as Sydney crashed to a 3-2 loss to the Jets. “Not enough, but it was a start,” Del Piero said about his goal in a pitchside interview. “I want to score more goals, I hope.” Despite Sydney’s loss, the characteristic free kick, which he had won when he was brought down by Tiago Calvano, was ample demonstration Del Piero had not lost any of the touch that drove him through 19 seasons with Juventus and convinced Sydney to pay him a reported A$2 million ($2.05 million) a year to secure his services. Administrators have positioned Del Piero as a talisman for the ALeague in the hope he will raise the profile of the sport amongst fans, the media and businesses in a crowded sporting marketplace. He had made his debut for Sydney

last week in Wellington, but the twice A-League champions looked out of sorts against the Phoenix, who won the match 2-0 as they choked off the Italian’s supply of ball. Del Piero had said after the game it would take a little time for him to gel with his team mates, having only arrived in Australia three weeks earlier and not having had few pre-season matches together. On Saturday, the 2006 World Cup winner had a greater input but it was not enough to help his team to victory. Ryan Griffiths and former England international Emile Heskey had taken advantage of confusion in the Sydney defence to give the visitors a 2-1 half time lead. Craig Goodwin extended Newcastle’s advantage in the 62nd minute before Sydney substitute Blake Powell gave the home crowd hope of snatching an unlikely draw as Del Piero and Brett Emerton drove forward but it was not enough. Del Piero again appeared frustrated, remonstrating with his team mates, though he said afterwards that there had been some improvements particularly in the second half when he and Emerton took greater responsibility. “We are not happy because we fight but we did not start to play until later (in the game),” he said. “We have to do better for the next game. I think yes (there were improvements), but not from the first minute. “It took us to score the goal before we started to play and we have to improve on that. “We will watch the game two or three times to see what has happened... and for sure we will play better and hopefully we will win again.

Walcott ruled out of England’s trip to Poland

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LONDON - England forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out of their World Cup qualifier in Poland on Tuesday with a chest injury, the FA said on Saturday. Walcott was clattered by San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini five minutes into England’s 5-0 Group H victory at Wembley on Friday and spent the night in a London hospital under observation. “He was monitored overnight as a precaution and following scan results today will return to his club (Arsenal) for further treatment,” a statement said. England coach Roy Hodgson was critical of Simoncini’s clumsy challenge which flattened Walcott, suggesting the keeper should have been sent off for the tackle. “I think if I describe it as a reckless challenge I am being very kind,” Hodgson told reporters after the win had put England three points clear at the top of the group with seven points. “It was a very fierce challenge. I don’t believe for one minute there was any malice when he went for the ball but it was a very bad challenge.” Walcott’s absence will be a blow to England as they prepare for what will be a much tougher assignment in Warsaw.

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England’s Theo Walcott, left, puts his hand up to his chest after leaving the pitch with an injury sustained in a collision with San Marino’s goalkeeper Aldo Junior Simoncini, not pictured, during their World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Friday Oct. 12, 2012.


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CAPE TOWN - Two goals from Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba sparked a riot in Senegal on Saturday forcing the abandonment of the biggest African Nations Cup qualifier of the weekend after police fired tear gas in the stadium. The trouble in Dakar overshadowed qualification for Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia and holders Zambia who are all through to the finals in South Africa in January. Drogba’s latest talismanic performance proved too much for the Senegal fans who invaded the pitch, threw objects and lit small fires in the packed stands after their team went 2-0 down and 6-2 behind on aggregate in the final round tie. Police were forced to clear the away supporters to safety, leading many of them to the middle of the pitch, and

then sent a vehicle on to the field to evacuate the match officials before the game was called off about 14 minutes from full time. It is likely the Ivorians will be awarded the tie but there was no official confirmation on Saturday from the governing Confederation of African Football whose Cairo office was closed. Striker Drogba’s

free kick just after halftime extended the Ivorians’ two-goal lead from the first leg and then converted a 71st minute penalty which sparked the violence. The riot, which highlighted the explosive nature of the African game, put a dampener on a day of excitement on the pitch across the continent with Zambia needing a penalty shootout win to ensure they can defend their crown at next year’s finals. TWENTY PENALTIES

It took 20 penalty kicks before the Zambians edged Uganda 9-8 after they drew 1-1 on aggregate having lost the second leg of their final round qualifier 1-0 in Kampala.

Bologna defender Portanova bitter about match-fix ban Reuters

Bologna defender Daniele Portanova has slammed his fourmonth ban for failing to report match-fixing, suggesting twice former European champions Juventus get treated differently to everyone else. Portanova had his original six-month suspension cut to four by the Italian sporting tribunal on Friday, infuriating the player and his lawyer Gabriele Bordoni who

said the centre back was thinking about leaving the country. “Why is it that for others the ban was reduced by 60 percent and for me by 40 percent?”, asked the defender in an interview with the Corriere dello Sport newspaper on Saturday although the true percentage of his reduction was 33. Juventus coach Antonio Conte’s 10-month ban, for failing to report two incidents of matchfixing in the 2010-11 season when

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he was in charge of Siena, was cut to four earlier this month. “I’m struggling to understand, I can’t explain it, I didn’t expect this,” said the 33-year-old Portanova. “I have to be honest that I’m bitter. “I’m innocent and I can look at myself in the mirror. I don’t want to cause trouble but there are some concrete facts here. “Why have they treated me differently?”, added Portanova who can play again from Dec. 8.

Blackwell Traditionally-costumed performers sit in the stands as they await the start of Senegal’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ivory Coast at Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

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Tunisia also scraped into the finals on away goals after being held 0-0 by modest Sierra Leone at home in Monastir, following a 2-2 draw in last month’s first leg. Morocco’s Youssef Al Arabi scored five minutes from time, after earlier missing two giltedged chances, to give Morocco the decisive third goal in a 4-0 win over Mozambique in Marrakesh where they overcame a 2-0 firstleg deficit. But the tie was clouded in controversy with the turnaround coming just after the hour mark when Morocco were awarded a soft penalty that led to Mozambique captain Miro being sent off. Ghana were first to qualify by beating Malawi 1-0 away in Lilongwe for a 3-0 aggregate triumph thanks to Afriyie Acquah’s debut goal. Mali went on the rampage with a 4-1 win over Botswana on the road in Lobatse to advance 7-1 on aggregate.

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Didier Drogba

They were outdone by Nigeria, who thumped Liberia 6-1 in Calabar with the Chelsea pair Victor Moses (2) and John Obi Mikel (penalty) on the scoresheet. Nigeria scored inside a minute and swamped the visitors for an 8-3 aggregate triumph. Eight second-leg ties will be played on Sunday to complete the 15 qualifiers for the Jan. 19 to Feb. 10 tournament.

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MOSCOW - Russia coach Fabio Capello has been hailed as a saviour by local media after the Italian masterminded the team’s transformation following a dismal showing at Euro 2012. “Russian Catenaccio!” read a front-page headline in Saturday’s leading sports daily Sport-Express in reference to a tactical system with a strong emphasis on defence traditionally associated with Italian soccer. Russia beat Group F favourites Portugal 1-0 on Friday to maintain their perfect start in their World Cup qualifying campaign under Capello with three wins from three matches without conceding a goal. “A dream start! Three victories at the beginning of a qualifying cycle - when did we enjoy such a start? Only once - in qualifying for the 1994 World Cup,”

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the Sport-Express report said. “Our team played a tight game with emphasis on defence. They were able to contain (Portugal captain) Cristiano Ronaldo and once again kept their goal clean,” it added. “It now looks that the attacking game, associated with (Capello’s predecessors) Dutchmen Guus Hiddink and Dick Advocaat has stayed in the past. Now, we have a new era - Fabio Capello and his Italian style of play.” Another sports daily, Sovietsky Sport, said Russia’s win was good revenge for a 7-1 defeat by Portugal in a 2006 World Cup qualifier in Lisbon eight years ago. “We paid them back for 7-1 - the most humiliating defeat in our football history,” the paper wrote. The Russians took advantage of Portugal’s unfamiliarity with the Moscow stadium’s artificial turf,

scoring in the sixth minute when Kerzhakov broke clear on goal following a defensive mistake. After taking the lead, the home team played a tight defensive game, limiting Portugal and their leader Ronaldo to only a few scoring chances. “We knew we had to contain Ronaldo in order to have a good chance to win,” Capello, who replaced Advocaat following Russia’s Euro 2012 flop, told reporters after the match. “We tried to stay as close to him as possible, often put two defenders on him. I think it worked pretty well for us.” The Portuguese blamed the defeat in part on playing on a slick Luzhniki surface. “It was very difficult to play on such a pitch,” said Portugal winger Nani. “Obviously, the Russians were much better accustomed to it than we had.”

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Russia’s national football team head coach Fabio Capello attends the TV show where 2018 Soccer World Cup host cities were announced, late Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. Slogan reads “Russia 2018.”

Del Piero scores first goal, Sydney still lose

SYDNEY - Alessandro Del

Piero took three steps, struck the ball with his right foot, watched it sail up and over the wall, drop quickly and curve away from Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Ben Kennedy to smack into the back of the net. The 37-year-old leapt into the air, pumped his right fist and veered off towards the sidelines and was mobbed by his teams mates as they rushed to celebrate the Italian’s first A-League goal in the 26th minute of his home debut for Sydney FC. Unfortunately for the more than 35,000 who had turned up to see Del Piero, the 25-metre goal, his driving runs late in the second half and clever passing, it was not enough as Sydney crashed to a 3-2 loss to the Jets. “Not enough, but it was a start,” Del Piero said about his goal in a pitchside interview. “I want to score more goals, I hope.” Despite Sydney’s loss, the characteristic free kick, which he had won when he was brought down by Tiago Calvano, was ample demonstration Del Piero had not lost any of the touch that drove him through 19 seasons with Juventus and convinced Sydney to pay him a reported A$2 million ($2.05 million) a year to secure his services. Administrators have positioned Del Piero as a talisman for the ALeague in the hope he will raise the profile of the sport amongst fans, the media and businesses in a crowded sporting marketplace. He had made his debut for Sydney

last week in Wellington, but the twice A-League champions looked out of sorts against the Phoenix, who won the match 2-0 as they choked off the Italian’s supply of ball. Del Piero had said after the game it would take a little time for him to gel with his team mates, having only arrived in Australia three weeks earlier and not having had few pre-season matches together. On Saturday, the 2006 World Cup winner had a greater input but it was not enough to help his team to victory. Ryan Griffiths and former England international Emile Heskey had taken advantage of confusion in the Sydney defence to give the visitors a 2-1 half time lead. Craig Goodwin extended Newcastle’s advantage in the 62nd minute before Sydney substitute Blake Powell gave the home crowd hope of snatching an unlikely draw as Del Piero and Brett Emerton drove forward but it was not enough. Del Piero again appeared frustrated, remonstrating with his team mates, though he said afterwards that there had been some improvements particularly in the second half when he and Emerton took greater responsibility. “We are not happy because we fight but we did not start to play until later (in the game),” he said. “We have to do better for the next game. I think yes (there were improvements), but not from the first minute. “It took us to score the goal before we started to play and we have to improve on that. “We will watch the game two or three times to see what has happened... and for sure we will play better and hopefully we will win again.

Walcott ruled out of England’s trip to Poland

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LONDON - England forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out of their World Cup qualifier in Poland on Tuesday with a chest injury, the FA said on Saturday. Walcott was clattered by San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini five minutes into England’s 5-0 Group H victory at Wembley on Friday and spent the night in a London hospital under observation. “He was monitored overnight as a precaution and following scan results today will return to his club (Arsenal) for further treatment,” a statement said. England coach Roy Hodgson was critical of Simoncini’s clumsy challenge which flattened Walcott, suggesting the keeper should have been sent off for the tackle. “I think if I describe it as a reckless challenge I am being very kind,” Hodgson told reporters after the win had put England three points clear at the top of the group with seven points. “It was a very fierce challenge. I don’t believe for one minute there was any malice when he went for the ball but it was a very bad challenge.” Walcott’s absence will be a blow to England as they prepare for what will be a much tougher assignment in Warsaw.

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England’s Theo Walcott, left, puts his hand up to his chest after leaving the pitch with an injury sustained in a collision with San Marino’s goalkeeper Aldo Junior Simoncini, not pictured, during their World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Friday Oct. 12, 2012.


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Have a break on Lebih Beach IBP

Do you want to visit a beautiful beach while enjoying delicious twisted satay? To meet both desires, you can visit the exotic Lebih Beach, a coastal village located in

the area Lebih Village in the south of Gianyar town or around 7 km east of Denpasar. While enjoying the beauty of the beach, you can pamper your appetite with a variety of seafood menus prepared from the catches of local fishermen.

It offers different atmosphere from Kuta Beach, namely quiet and away from congestion. To get to the beach, visitors are free from admission ticket. However, the coming visitors are only required to pay parking charge for motorbike and

car. The parking charges collected will be managed and allocated for the development of Lebih Village. Here, you can enjoy various delicacies dominated by seafood. Approximately 15 seafood traders are ready to serve their menu spe-

cialty in lesehan or tatami-style. All traders are local residents, while its fishermen are mostly from the outside Gianyar, such as of Klungkung, Bangli and Karangasem. Aside from selling seafood and white rice, local traders also sell marine fish denoting the catches of fishermen on the beach. Well, having relished the specialty menu of seafood, visitors usually purchase fresh fish to bring home. Visitors that will go to or come from Karangasem passing through Jalan Bypass IB Mantra will feel happier if they can drop in on the beach and try the delicious seafood on offer. Lounging with family or the beloved one is very safe and comfortable here. Along the coastal area is bordered with pathway made of well-arranged paving blocks. To protect the beach from the onslaught of abrasion, it has been installed wave barriers by means of large stones. Additionally, the beach is also a good location to angle because it has abundance of fish. Or simply enjoy the beauty of the view of Lombok Island and Nusa Penida looking like above the southern ocean. On weekends and holidays, the beach is visited by many travelers. But, they are dominated by domestic travelers. They drop by and eat there after covering a distance from Denpasar to Karangasem or vice versa. “Every holiday, the number of visitor to the beach increased up to three times compared to normal days,” said one of the traders on Lebih Beach.

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Vettel grabs commanding win, moves into championship lead Sebastian Vettel swept into the Formula 1 world championship lead by delivering a dominant victory in the Korean Grand Prix. Vettel’s third consecutive race win came at the head of a Red Bull one-two, with team Mark Webber in second. Polesitter Webber had immediately lost the lead to Vettel off the line, and after fending off the Australian’s attempted retaliation at Turn 3, Vettel was free to pull away. His lead got up to around 10 seconds before he focused on nursing his tyres to the flag. Fernando Alonso muscled his way up to third in a busy first lap, but had no answer to the Red Bulls’ pace. The erstwhile points leader kept Webber vaguely in sight as he completed the podium. McLaren had a disastrous day. Jenson Button was taken out on lap one when

Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi hit both Button and Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg at Turn 3. Lewis Hamilton ran fourth behind Alonso in the first stint before losing pace on his second set of tyres. He was overtaken by both Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen before switching to a three-stop strategy. That left Hamilton back in 10th, his efforts to recover positions stymied when he picked up a large piece of astroturf in the final laps. Having dispatched Hamilton, Massa closed in on Ferrari teammate Alonso. He received a radio

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany stands on his car as he celebrates his win in the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. AP Photo/Mark Baker

Djokovic and Murray into Shanghai final

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Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic cruised through their semi-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday to set up a repeat of their memorable U.S. Open final last month. Briton Murray, bidding for a hat-trick of titles in the Chinese port city, overpowered world number one Roger Federer 6-4 6-4 after Djokovic dispatched Tomas Berdych for the loss of one less game. Federer, who conceded a crucial break of serve in the first set after three double-faults, was given a reprieve by a rain delay when Murray reached 5-4 in the second but he could not fend off the inevitable on the resumption. Murray will be looking for a third consecutive victory over Djokovic after beating the Serbian world number two in the Olympic semi-final and then in their Flushing Meadows showdown. “I’ve known him for 14, 15 years now,” Murray said. “We’ve obviously had some incredibly tough matches which can maybe test a friendship. But we’ve always been I think pretty respectful of each other.” There

was not too much respect for 17-times grand slam champion Federer who produced a lacklustre display to lose for the 10th time to Murray in 18 meetings. Murray was the dominant player throughout and Federer was merely hanging on for much of the time. After service breaks were swapped early on, Murray seized control of the opening set in the fifth game when the Swiss served three consecutive double faults. Murray squandered seven break points at the start of the second set as spots of rain caused a six-minute delay. Federer was 40-0 up at 2-2 but Murray fired two unstoppable forehands on his way to snatching the game and he never looked back, despite the rain intervention at 5-4. “He didn’t serve that well tonight, so I was able to be very aggressive on his second serve,” Murray said. “He maybe slowed down his first serve a little bit, so I was able to take a few more chances. Obviously that helped. I went for it, like I did the past few times I played against him, and it worked tonight. “When you’re beating the best player of all time probably, it’s obviously going to be special.”

message requesting that he hold formation, and duly finished fourth, ahead of Raikkonen’s Lotus. Nico Hulkenberg drove an excellent race to sixth for Force India, delivering one of the most exciting moments of a largely tedious race when he passed both Romain Grosjean and Hamilton in one sweep as the Lotus and McLaren diced. Grosjean took seventh. Toro Rosso had a superb afternoon. Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo came through from their lowly grid positions to eighth and ninth, swapping places late on as Ricciardo’s tyres faded. Hamilton’s astroturf drama meant the McLaren fell back after putting the STR duo under heavy pressure. Mercedes’ race was as disappointing as McLaren’s. Following Rosberg’s early exit, Michael Schumacher lacked pace throughout and was eventually pushed back to 13th behind Sergio Perez and Paul di Resta.

Dani Pedrosa chips away at Jorge Lorenzo with win Dani Pedrosa kept his slender MotoGP title ambitions alive by defeating Jorge Lorenzo to claim victory at Motegi. His fourth victory in the last five races carried Pedrosa to within 28 points of the Yamaha rider, although overturning that margin with just three races left will require an element of misfortune for Lorenzo. Alvaro Bautista meanwhile claimed third after a fantastic late battle with Cal Crutchlow. The pair traded position several times and even touched before the contest was eventually decided in the Spaniard’s favour when Crutchlow ran out of fuel on the final lap. Their battle was a welcome late addition to a race in which the lead fight had promised much but ultimately failed to deliver. In a pattern reminiscent of Brno, Lorenzo led early on but was never able to pull more than half a second clear of Pedrosa. The Honda rider made his move 13 laps from the finish, and while Lorenzo initially stayed with him, the gap had stretched to over one second within two laps. That effectively signalled the end of Lorenzo’s victory challenge, Pedrosa easing away through a combination of his own pace and Lorenzo’s lack of urgency given his championship advantage. As the front duo pulled away, an early six-rider battle for third slowly separated, with Crutchlow easing away from the pack until Bautista reeled him in late on. Casey Stoner was also involved at first, rising as high as fourth on lap one. His cause was aided by Ben Spies’s exit at Turn 1 on only the second lap. Stoner, struggling

with injury, predictably fell back slightly and eight laps from the end was picked off by the second Tech 3 Yamaha of Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian then inherited fourth when stablemate Crutchlow spluttered to a halt on the final lap, a cruel end to an impressive race. Stefan Bradl took a lonely sixth, ahead of an equally lonely Valentino Rossi in seventh.

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Mauritanian president to be flown abroad after shooting Reuters

NOUAKCHOTT - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will be flown abroad for treatment on Sunday after being shot in what the government called an accident, a presidency source said. Abdel Aziz is seen by Western nations as a key ally in tackling Al Qaeda in the region, but the government said the incident late on Saturday happened when a military patrol opened fire on his convoy accidentally. Abdel Aziz, who took power in a 2008 coup before winning a 2009 election, was only lightly wounded, the government said. “The president will be transferred abroad for additional treatment ... This is just a question of time,” said the source with the presidency. Other sources said Abdel Aziz would most likely be flown to former colonial power France. A medical source told Reuters that Abdel Aziz had been shot in the abdomen and was in stable condition. “The president was wounded in the abdomen, was operated and stabilised,” he said. Mauritania straddles black and Arab Africa on the West coast of the continent.

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A statue of a globe painted with the EU flag and a peace dove stands in the garden of a church near the EU Council in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

As EU basks in peace prize, separatists on rise Associated Press

ANTWERP — Historic world port and fashionista capital, Antwerp has always lived on the crest of the wave. Now, a separatist party heading into municipal elections Sunday wants to use the city as a base for breaking away from Belgium — putting it at the forefront of a European breakaway trend just as the EU celebrates winning the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering continental unity. Moves toward separatism have been getting a bigger these past months as the economic crisis pushes people faster toward stark choices on nationhood and their future. It is no different in Spain’s Catalonia, another wealthy region grousing that it has to pay for others in its crisis-hit country. Scotland, too, is looking at the option of going its own way, making the United Kingdom a little less united. Two days after the European Union won the Peace Prize for bridging ties between former enemies, Belgium holds municipal elections in which separatists hope to pick up city halls across Dutch-speaking northern Flanders. Bart De Wever, the leader of a Flemish separatist party, is running for mayor of wealthy Antwerp and has been perennially at odds with ailing Frenchspeaking Wallonia. If elected, De Wever plans to use city hall as a platform for the 2014 national election and an

even more ambitious program of separatism. By that time, he says, he will be counting on a “democratic revolt” at the polls. Separatism is also rife in Spain — a country at the center of Europe’s crisis with a youth unemployment rate of more than 50 percent. While De Wever was making reasoned arguments in a political debate last Sunday, the 98,000-capacity Camp Nou of FC Barcelona was already a scene of seething Catalan foment for the famed encounter against Real Madrid. Real Madrid is still identified with the unified Spanish state and was met with a mosaic of color cards forming the red-and-yellow stripes of Catalonia’s “la senyera” flag. At one stage during the match, incessant collective shouts of “Independence!” cascaded down the stands as fans waved the pro-independence “estelada” flag. Last month, 1.5 million Catalans took to the streets in Barce-

lona to call for a separate state in the biggest march since the 1970s. Catalonia’s regional government voted on Sept. 27 to hold a referendum on Catalonia’s self-determination at a date still yet to be set. The Spanish government says this would be unconstitutional. Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday that those seeking independence for Spain are making “a mistake of colossal proportions.” But Rajoy, like many of his fellow European leaders, is in a bind: National governments have had both to cede power to the supranational EU and to regions demanding greater autonomy and local accountability. “People are anxious because the European Union seems far away,” said Prof. Hendrik Vos, head of Ghent University’s Center for EU Studies. “That is why there is this yearning to keep things close.” And local control has become ever more important for rich pockets of Europe.

Al-Qaida leader urges holy war over Prophet film Associated Press

CAIRO — The leader of al-Qaida has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Ayman al-Zawahri praised as “honest and zealous” demonstrators who breached the U.S Embassy in Cairo and attackers who stormed the U.S. “embassy” in Benghazi in violence linked to the film. The American ambassador and three others died in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in the Libyan city. The amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” was made by an Egyptianborn American citizen. In an audio message released by al-Qaida’s media arm As-Sahab and posted on militant websites early Saturday, al-Zawahri claimed Washington allowed the film’s production under the pretext of freedom of expression, “but this freedom did not prevent them from torturing Muslim prisoners.”

Tears for dead... From page 1 Remembrances were also held across Australia to mark the anniversary. In the capital, Canberra, dignitaries and family members of those killed gathered at Parliament House to mourn. The attack, carried out by suicide bombers from the al-Qaidalinked group Jemaah Islamiyah, started a wave of violence in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, hitting an embassy, hotels and restaurants. Three years later, another bomb attack killed 20 people. Many visitors later shied away from the popular Hindu-domi-

nated island, which survives on tourist dollars. Hotel occupancy plummeted 80 percent a year after the attacks, and foreign tourist arrivals fell by 70 percent. It was hit so hard the Indonesian government encouraged locals to visit Bali instead of traveling abroad. The 2002 attacks were “like a tsunami disaster for us here,” said Wayan Gota, a handicraft trader in Bali. “The attack not only killed hundreds of people, but also destroyed every sector of our lives and led to prolonged economic difficulties. ... It took several years for us to recover from the paralysis.”

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INDONESIA German, South African held over drugs in Mataram

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MATARAM - A German national, Rolf Oskar Josef Schweikert (57) has been caught attempting to smuggle 3.7 kilograms of hashish to Indonesia at Lombok International Airport in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. “His modus operandi is false compartment namely a compartment specially created for hiding the stuff on the inside part of his bag,” local KPPBC customs service head Listrijono said here on Sunday in the company of the provincial chief of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), Senior Commissioner H Muftih Djusnir and narcotics affairs director of the West Nusa Tenggara police command, Senior Commissioner Rizky Simon Pays. Listrijono said Rolf was one of the passengers of Silk Air Flight Number MI 128 that arrived at the airport at 7pm on Saturday as an inbound passenger from Nepal to Lombok with a transit in Singapore. He said the German passenger had held a ticket to leave Indonesia for Malaysia through Bali’s Ngurah

Rai airport on October 22. “It is suspected he has been assigned by an international syndicate to smuggle the illegal drug to Lombok and then return home through Malaysia from Bali. The case will be further investigated by the police,” he said. Listrijono said the illegal stuff was detected following an X-Ray inspection on the passenger’s baggage. A day before, a South African woman has been arrested attempting to smuggle 2.6 kilogram (5.7 llbs) of methamphetamine with a street value of $500,000 in Lombok. Kathlyn Dunn, 28, was arrested at Lombok’s airport after arriving on a flight from Singapore Thursday, provincial police detective chief Ricky Simon Paays told reporters.

“X-ray screening at the airport found suspicious materials inside the suspect’s suitcase. Two packages containing methamphetamine were later found in the lining of her suitcase,” Paays said, adding that the offence could carry a death penalty. Indonesia enforces stiff penalties, including life imprisonment and death, for drug trafficking. Two members of an Australian drug smuggling gang known as the “Bali Nine”, who were arrested in 2005, are on death row, while seven others face lengthy jail terms. Another Australian, Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling 4.1 kilos of marijuana in 2005, recently had her term slashed by five years after a clemency appeal to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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percent, according to 2009 statistics from the U.N. Aids website. Unreported cases mean that the true figure could be higher. Under World Trade Organisation rules member countries are permitted to take measures to over-ride patents when it is deemed necessary to protect public health. Yudhoyono signed the decree without fanfare on Sept. 3 and it was only recently highlighted by Western groups campaigning for increased access to drugs in the developing world. The issuing of the decree follows a decision by India in March to strip German drugmaker Bayer of its exclusive rights to a cancer drug. India’s highest court also heard final arguments last month in a landmark case over drug patents involving Novartis’s leukaemia drug Glivec that could change the rules for the country’s healthcare sector and potentially curb its global role as a supplier of cutprice generic medicines. At the same time, China in June overhauled parts of its intellectual property laws to allow local production of patented medicines in another initiative likely to un-

nerve foreign pharmaceutical companies. The amended patent law allows Beijing to issue compulsory licences to eligible companies to produce generic versions of patented drugs during state emergencies, or unusual circumstances, or in the interests of the public. If implemented to the full, the measure taken by Indonesia would introduce widespread generic competition and generate big cost savings in the world’s fourth most populous country. It is not the first time that Indonesia has made an order giving government control over HIV drugs but the latest decree goes further than earlier ones in 2004 and 2007 by covering more modern medicines. “Indonesia has set an important precedent, not just for the people living with HIV within its country, who have been campaigning for this, but also for other developing countries,” said Michelle Childs of Medecins Sans Frontieres. “This is one of the widest licences issued by a government and rightly reflects the reality that a range of treatment options are needed,” Childs said.

Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs JAKARTA - Indonesia’s government has taken steps to override patents on a range of HIV drugs, highlighting a growing trend by Asian states to allow local production of cheap generic drugs that cut into sales of global pharmaceutical companies. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono quietly issued a decree last month authorising government use of patents for seven HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B medicines held by the likes of Merck & Co, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb , Abbott and Gilead. The international trade body representing major drugmakers said the move set “a negative precedent”. Individual companies affected did not provide immediate comment. The decree states Indonesia implemented the measures to “meet the urgent need for antiviral and antiretroviral treatments”. An estimated 310,000 people are living with HIV in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The prevalence rate among the 15 to 49-year-old population is 0.2

Strong quake hits Indonesia, but no major damage Associated Press

JAKARTA — A strong earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia on Friday, panicking residents, but no major damage was immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 6.7 and was centered 108 kilometers (67 miles) north of Dobo in Maluku province, at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). It was followed by two aftershocks both measuring magnitude 4.9. Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency put the preliminary magnitude at 7.0 and said there was no tsunami. A district government office in Dobo, the closest village to the epicenter, sustained some damage but the extent was unclear, said agency official Subagyo, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. Dobo resident Victor Siahaya said the strong earthquake shook everything in his house, forcing he and his family to run outside. “It was so strong ... many people were screaming while running in panic,” he said. “But I don’t see any damage in my neighborhood.” Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh.

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A man takes part in racing Pacu Jawi or ‘mud cow racing” in Padang Pajang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct 13, 2012. The Sumatran sport of Pacu Jawi or ‘Mud CowRacing’ is held at the end of each rice harvesting season by the Minangkabau people in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The activity sees farmers cling onto crude wooden frames attached to two cows, which they then encourage to race through a muddy paddy field. With their hands busy holding on tight, ‘jockeys’ encourage their steeds to go faster by biting their tails.


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German finance minister says Greece will not default Reuters

SINGAPORE - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday that Greece would not default, but warned that if Athens did exit the eurozone it would be damaging not only for the zone as a whole but also Greece.

“I think, it will not happen that there will be a state bankrupt in Greece”, Schaeuble said at a meeting with business leaders in Singapore. “Greece has to take a lot of very serious reforms and this will harm. Everyone is trusting that the Greek government is doing what is necessary.”

Greece is locked in talks with the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund on a new set of spending cuts and reforms in exchange for the next tranche of loans saving the debt-crippled country from bankruptcy. Greece expects to agree a new austerity package with its lenders and for the EU

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and IMF to bridge their differences on how to cut the country’s debt by the time EU leaders meet on October 18-19, says Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. “We do not see that there is any sense to speculate on Greece leaving the Euro”, Schaeuble said. “That would be very damaging for Greece and the euro.”

Geography shouldn’t matter in choice of WTO chief

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Surfers join hands during a “Paddle for Peace” event to remember the victims of 2002 Bali bombing at Kuta beach on the resort island of Bali October 12, 2012.

TOKYO - World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy said on Saturday that there was no system of rotating his job between countries and regions and his successor should be picked on the basis of competence alone. Lamy, who will leave the WTO after two terms in August 2014, said it was up to the organization’s member countries to decide on the criteria for selecting the new WTO chief who will oversee unfinished negotiations over trade liberalization. Emerging market countries will want to see one of their own in charge of the Geneva-based trading club after the top jobs at the IMF and the World Bank went to a European and an American following a decades old tradition criticized as being out of line with the new world order. Lamy said the selection procedure at the WTO is different. “I don’t think this is a geographic rotation system,” Lamy told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the semi-annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Tokyo. “There is nothing in the rules of the WTO that say that if somebody came from this country, then the next one should come from this country. I think what really matters is that it’s not a diplomatic game. It’s a headhunting game.” Formal nominations are not due until December, but trade diplomats are already assessing chances and gathering names. Two candidates have formally declared their interest: Ghana’s former trade minister Alan Kyerematen and New Zealand’s current trade minister Tim Groser. Trade diplomats expect more candidates to emerge.

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MANGUPURA - Ten-year anniversary of the Bali bombing tragedy afflicting Kuta, exactly on Saturday, October 12, 2002, was not only commemorated in the Bali bombing monument at Ground Zero and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Celebration to commemorate the victims of the terrorist bombings in the Sari Club and Paddy’s Pub ten years ago was also performed on Kuta Beach by holding a ‘Peace and Harmony’ event.

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In this May 3, 2012 file photo, People’s Bank of China Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference held on the sidelines of the 4th round of the U.S. - China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Associated Press

TOKYO — China’s currency has reached its equilibrium rate and its value is mainly determined by the market, rather than intervention, Beijing’s central bank chief said Sunday, signaling there is little likelihood of major movement in the yuan’s value in the near future. In a speech delivered by one of his deputies, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, also warned that too much monetary easing by major economies puts inflationary pressure on China at a time when it is striving to boost growth while keeping prices under control. Zhou’s remarks came as the issue of China’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar resurfaced

in the U.S. presidential race, with Republican nominee Mitt Romney accusing President Barack Obama of ducking an important decision on whether Beijing is manipulating its currency to gain a trade advantage. The Treasury Department was due to announce a decision on that on Monday, but it said Friday that the decision would not come until after global finance officials meet in early November, most likely after the Nov. 6 presidential election. The U.S. has long urged China to lift controls on foreign exchange markets that Washington contends keep the Chinese yuan undervalued, making the country’s exports relatively less expensive in overseas markets. Zhou said China’s central bank has refrained from intervening in the market

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in the past year, while the exchange rate against the dollar has remained at around 6.3 yuan per dollar. “The rate, the spot rate and future rate, determined by the market supply and demand, basically are very close to the equilibrium rate,” he said. The yuan has appreciated more than 30 percent against the U.S. dollar in nominal terms since 2005, Zhou said, adding that the currency had “appreciated quite a bit in the past 15 years.” Zhou outlined progress China has made in reforming its financial sector and setting up foreign exchange markets, in the speech delivered following the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, held this past week in Tokyo.

Coordinator of the contemplation event, IGN Tresna, said the activity for the world peace was followed by hundreds of people including the elements of society and travelers who participated spontaneously coupled with the implementation of the Kuta Karnival (KK) on Friday afternoon (Oct 12). “This year, the Bali Bombing tragedy is exactly ten years old. We always give a space to community, mainly among the tourists who want to sympathize and echo the peace throughout the world by organizing ‘Peace and Harmony’ event from Kuta Beach,” he said. Described, a series of the contemplation event would be graced with the release of turtle hatchlings and then several surfers held a paddle for peace sliding into the sea to form a circle and sprinkled flowers. “Contemplation of the Bali bombing this year begins with saying prayers and a

paddle for peace by surfers sliding into the sea. Afterward, it is resumed with the release of 202 turtle hatchlings and ignition of 202 candles and 12 torches,” he explained. He said the event was estimated to involve 150 surfers currently taking advantage of the Kuta Beach as the most beautiful surfing site in Bali. “About 150 surfers get involved consisting of local and foreign surfers and they did it very enthusiastically,” he said. He added that such an activity had been questioned far in advance by foreign tourists. Indeed, the moment of the Bali bombing tenth year celebration was a little different, so that his party packed it this year with a celebration of contemplation in conjunction with the tenth Kuta Karnival. In the 2002 Bali bombing tragedy, the most casualties were from Australia, reaching 88 people. (kmb27)

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A decade of Bali Bomb tragedy, say prayers from Ground Zero Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Since Saturday morning, the Ground Zero at Legian was thronged by many people. Various community elements came in turn and said prayers in the monument erected at the location of the Bali Bombing I. The visitors were dominated by foreign tourists. Some of them laid flowers and photo of the Bali bombing victim around the monument and then prayed together. Security along the Jalan Legian section was tightened. A number of police officers equipped with dogs were on guard and checking at some points. Amidst the visitors, there was a former Indonesian Police Chief, Dai Bachtiar. He said the Bali bombing was a heartbreaking human tragedy as well as a way for police to uncover the perpetrators and the series of terror occurred throughout Indonesia. He admitted that before the Bali bombers were revealed, police had difficulty to uncover the terrorist networks in Indonesia. According to Dai Bachtiar, until now Bali remained the target of ter-

rorism. Bali was targeted because Bali was famous throughout the world. Similarly, Bali was a tourist destination and residence for citizens from around the world, especially from the United States and its allies. Terrorists persisted on showing off their existence. When terrorists attacked Bali then the action would quickly spread around the world so

their message was conveyed widely that terrorists still existed. To that end, Dai Bachtiar hoped that all the community components remained vigilant. Vigilance should not weaken and even should be improved. Moreover, the terrorist actions continued to happen on Java Island, though they were in small scale. (kmb25)

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Foreigners and local people gather at a memorial monument during a commemoration ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack in the Kuta tourist area near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 12, 2012.


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Tree tumbles, SingarajaDenpasar road section jammed Strong winds hit Singaraja town and the surrounding areas on Saturday (Oct 13) causing a number of trees to topple and billboards to collapse. could run normally The Head of the BPBD Buleleng, Putu Dana, said the tree toppled because it had been hundreds of years old and the trunk was hollow underneath. Additionally, the other trigger was the strong wind hitting several areas in Buleleng. “We’ve dealt with it and indeed the strong wind has been blowing from the morning. Meanwhile, the other incidents have not been reported to BPBD,” he said. Aside from the toppled trees, the strong winds in Singaraja town also caused a number of billboards mounted at strategic locations in Singaraja also collapsed. Like in front of the Sukasada Police, a large-sized billboard toppled and the frame was left closing half the road. In addition, a sheet of billboard at the same location also came off as blown by strong winds. At the intersection of Jalan Udayana Timur, a frame of largesized billboard looked to almost collapse. The billboard was still restrained by telephone pole and half the frame afflicted the telephone cable. (kmb)

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British Minister of State at the Foreign Office Hugo Swire places a wreath at the memorial during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the terror bombings in Bali, Indonesia, at the Bali bombing memorial in central London, on October 12, 2012. On October 12, 2002, suicide bombers attacked two packed nightspots on the holiday island, killing 202 people, including 28 Britons.

A tree fall and block the road in Singaraja after strong wind hit the area

Billboard earns minimal levies, leads many problems Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Advertisement through outdoor media namely billboard was assessed by the Indonesian Association of Advertising Companies (P3I) to only cause a lot of problems compared to revenue percentage generated reaching only 7.1 percent of the total

advertising spending in 2012. These issues were also highlighted by the advertising company being furious with the problems of billboards at several regions in Bali. Chairman of the P3I Bali, I Nengah Tamba, said that his party would coordinate the matter with

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The crowded bilboards are seen on one of the street in Denpasar.

the government in structuring the billboards in Bali. “The problems caused can be seen from the disorganized billboard placement whose distance is too close to one another,” said Nengah Tamba in Denpasar on Thursday (Oct 11). However, Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Advertising Companies (P3I), Harris Thajeb, judged the development of advertisement placement, especially through the LED, progressively increased although the percentage of the advertisement spending through the outdoor media was less than 10 percent of the total. “For example, digital media presenting moving pictures or videos can almost be found on all the buildings and streets in Jakarta. It happens because the advertising media previously presented in the form of billboards has been replaced with such a product,” he said.

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Hundreds of Kemoning residents face water crisis Negara (Bali Post)—

Recent prolonged drought caused hundreds of villagers of Kemoning, Manistutu, Melaya subdistrict to face clean water shortages. Discharge of the river water and shower becoming the source of water for residents are getting smaller. Dewa Made Alit, one of the local residents, said on Friday (Oct 12) the number of people living on hilly area of Kemoning frequently found difficulty to get clean water. To get it, they had to walk along 15 km. By doing so, they only got a small amount of water used every day for drinking and cooking. While for bathing, washing and toilet, they used river water and its location was too far. Drinking water was taken from the water in the shower. They could not rely on the water of Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) because the location was on the hill and difficult to be reached. “Hope-

fully, there is a pipe aid and other equipment to distribute water to remote homes,” he explained. Hamlet chief of Kemoning, Manistutu village, Putu Wartawa, confirmed that about 400 families or 2021 residents lacked of clean water. His party expected a help, either from the government or private parties. “If there is possibility to get a help, we will seek to propose,” he said. From observations at Kemoning area, Manistutu, condition of the location was very dry. Even, the road access was also damaged and gravelly as well as hard to reach. Now, with the implementation of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Integrated Village Development (TMMD) the road access connecting Kemoning-Manistutu with Sarikuning-Tukadaya could be opened. Previously, they were isolated and there was only a path and no bridge. (kmb26)

Romney closing gap in Ohio as poll numbers, crowds rise Reuters

PORTSMOUTH - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises in the polls and crowd numbers swell after his strong debate performance last week against President Barack Obama. Despite pundits and pollsters dismissing Romney’s chances in the state in late September, the Republican is now either tied or just barely trailing Obama in Ohio ahead of the next presidential debate on Tuesday night. At an event with thousands of Ohioans on Friday night, Romney boasted of “a growing crescendo of enthusiasm.” He has spoken to several large audiences in Ohio this week. “(Obama’s) campaign is about smaller and smaller things, and our campaign is about bigger and bigger crowds fighting for a bright future,” he said on Saturday. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio.

Romney looks determined to put the state in his win column in the November 6 election after it appeared nearly out of reach last month. After Saturday, Romney will have done 34 events in Ohio since securing the Republican nomination in April. Eleven of those, including a bus tour, came after the first debate on October 3. Before the debate, polls showed Obama leading in Ohio by as much as 8 percentage points. From October 4 to October 10, the RealClearPolitics.com average of polls showed Obama’s lead at 1.3 points. Also courting Ohio, Obama on Saturday touted the benefits of one of his signature actions, the rescue of the U.S. auto industry. The 2009

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Cuban missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years Associated Press

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

On the roadside of SingarajaDenpasar, precisely in the area of Sangket, Sukasada village, a large pili tree toppled crosswise the road. As a result, the traffic flows from Denpasar to Singaraja or on the contrary totally stuck fast with vehicles queue up to five kilometers. The tree with a diameter of around one meter toppled at approximately 1:00 p.m. The pili tree on the roadside toppled to fully close the road body. Even, shortly before the incident a bus conveying tourist passed through at the scene. It was coming from Denpasar direction and almost toppled over by the tree. A number of traffic police from Sukasada and Buleleng Police instantly came down to location to resolve the congestion. About two hours later the tree could be evacuated from the road body by a number of officials from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Buleleng. The tree was cut by using a chainsaw. After cutting and removing the tree to roadside, an hour later the traffic

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HAVANA — The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it. An American U-2 spy plane flying high over Cuba had snapped aerial photographs of Soviet ballistic missile sites that could launch nuclear warheads with little warning at the United States, just 90 miles away. It was the height of the Cold War, and many people feared nuclear war would annihilate human civilization. Soviet ships carrying nuclear equipment steamed toward Kennedy’s “quarantine” zone around the island, but turned around before reaching the line. “We’re eyeballto-eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked,” U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk famously said, a quote that largely came to be seen as defining the crisis. In the five decades since the nuclear standoff between Washington and Moscow, much of the longheld conventional wisdom about the missile crisis has been knocked down, including the common belief that Kennedy’s bold brinksmanship ruled the day. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, historians now say it was behindthe-scenes compromise rather than a high-stakes game of chicken that resolved the faceoff, that both

Washington and Moscow wound up winners and that the crisis lasted far longer than 13 days. Declassified documents, oral histories and accounts from decisionmakers involved in the standoff have turned up new information that scholars say provides lessons for leaders embroiled in contemporary crises such as the one in Syria, where President Bashar Assad has ignored international pleas to stop attacks on civilians in an uprising that has killed more than 32,000 people. Another modern standoff is over Iran, which the West accuses of pursuing a nuclear weapons program. In a recent U.N. speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a red line on a cartoon bomb to illustrate that a nuclear Tehran would not be tolerated. “Take Iran, which I have called a Cuban Missile Crisis in slow motion,” said Graham Allison, author of the groundbreaking study of governmental decision-making “Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis.” “This same process is looming on the current trajectory, inexorably, toward a confrontation at which an American president is going to have to choose between attacking Iran to prevent it becoming a nuclear weapons state or acquiescing and then confronting a nuclear weapons state,” Allison said. “Kennedy’s idea would be, ‘Don’t let this reach the point of confrontation,’” he added. “The risks of catastrophe are too great.”

bailout has saved thousands of Ohio jobs, particularly in the Toledo area, and helped the state’s unemploy-

ment rate of 7.2 percent stay below the national average, Obama’s campaign argues. “We bet on American workers and American ingenuity, and three years later, that bet is paying off in a big way,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. “I want to see more cars on the road in places like South Korea imported from Detroit and Toledo and Chicago,” Obama added. The Obama campaign also said that rocker Bruce Springsteen and former President Bill Clinton would appear at an Obama rally in Ohio on Thursday.

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A soldier poses for a photograph on the outer casing of an old, empty Soviet missile on exhibit at the military complex Morro Cabana which is open to tourists in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.


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Meningitis-linked firm sold drugs without prescriptions: emails Reuters

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A new system, still in early development, identifies people by the way they gaze at a computer screen or picture. In the future eye movements could supplement iris scanners, the system’s creators say.

Eye Movements Could Be Next PC Password

No two people look at the world in the same way — literally. When looking at a picture, different people will move their eyes among points of interest in different sequences, researchers have found. Even if two people trace the same paths, the exact way they move their eyes differs. That’s why Oleg Komogortsev, a computer scientist at Texas State University-San Marco, is looking to create a system that can identify people by the way they flicker their eyes while looking at a computer screen. “We are seeing there are enough differences so we can talk about this as a biometric,” Komogortsev told TechNewsDaily. A biometric is a measurement of something on the body — fingerprints, for instance — used to identify people. Computer scientists all over the world are studying biometrics for crime solving, for border security, and just as a high-tech way to sign into smartphones, tablets and other devices. Komogortsev’s research is in its earliest stages and needs years of work before it might show up at airports, high-security workplaces or even home computers. However, he thinks eye movements could be part of the next generation of a more established biometric, iris scans, which are already used

in some airports and private companies, and in a countrywide ID effort in India. Previously, researchers showed that crooks can fool an iris scanner with printed contacts, or by holding up a high-quality printout of the correct person’s eye in front of the scanner. Komogortsev hopes adding an eye-movement sensor could prevent this type of counterfeiting. “The strength of our method is it can work together with iris [scanning],” he said. “They appear to be making progress in refining and perfecting the idea,” Kevin Bowyer, an iris-scanning researcher at the University of Notre Dame, wrote to TechNewsDaily in an email. Bowyer reviewed papers for a recent conference in which Ko-

mogortsev presented his research, but was not involved in Komogortsev’s work. If the Texas State University research goes well, Komogortsev’s team could field test an eye-movement security machine in “the next year or two or three,” Bowyer said. Komogortsev’s system records eye movements and analyzes two features. In one, the system measures “fixations,” the times when people linger their gaze over a point on screen. In another, it measures “saccades,” the swift movements the eye makes when it flies between points. Komogortsev’s system considers both the exact path that people’s gazes take and the fixations and saccades they make along the way.

BOSTON - The drug-mixing company at the heart of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak solicited bulk orders from physicians and failed to require proof of individual patient prescriptions as required under state regulations, emails to a customer show. Reuters reviewed more than a dozen emails that show the New England Compounding Center, contrary to state rules, sold drugs without requiring physicians to supply individual patient prescriptions. The customer confirmed that NECC supplied the clinic with drugs without patient names or prescriptions. NECC, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, distributed thousands of vials of a contaminated steroid that has put 14,000 people at risk of contracting meningitis and killed 15 people. The emails support assertions made this week by state pharmacy regulators that the compounding firm, which was authorized to deliver products only in response to patient-specific prescriptions, had violated its license in Massachusetts. The emails also indicate that

NECC referred business to a sister company, Ameridose LLC, despite a statement by Ameridose earlier this week that the two operated separately. Both companies mix, dilute or repackage drugs that may not be easily available through a pharmaceutical manufacturer. They are owned by Gregory Conigliaro, an engineer, and his brother-in-law, Barry Cadden, a pharmacist who was in charge of pharmacy operations at NECC until it surrendered its license in the wake of the meningitis outbreak. “NECC’s intent has always been to operate in compliance with our licenses in the states where we do business, and we have made our best efforts to be in compliance with all governing laws and regulations during 15 years of providing hundreds of thousands of patients with vital medications,” NECC said in a statement. “We are cooperating with agencies that have a policy of not commenting on pending investigations, and as part of that cooperation we are honoring that policy and not commenting on specific facts.”

Big Manes Make ‘Rasta’ Lions Special

The Addis Ababa Zoo in Ethiopia is home to the descendants of a collection of lions that belonged to the late emperor Haile Selassie, revered by the Rastafarian movement. Unlike other lions, these big cats have dark manes that extend all the way to their chest and belly. Now researchers say their genes also set them apart. A group of scientists led by Susann Bruche, of Imperial College London, studied the DNA of eight males and seven females in the zoo. The team found the zoo lions are genetically distinct from all other existing lions. In total, the zoo houses 20 lions that belonged to the collection of Emperor Selassie who founded the zoo in 1948 with seven founding lions (five males and two females); these were said to have been captured in southwestern Ethiopia though their geographical origin remains controversial.

The males currently at Addis Ababa Zoo are thought to be the last lions with such thick, dark manes. Wild populations are believed to have vanished due to overhunting for the manes, the researchers said, but some sightings of lions with similar locks have been reported in the east and northeast of Ethiopia. The researchers said field surveys could confirm those reports. More urgently, a captive breeding program at the zoo could ensure that the tiny population doesn’t die out. “A great amount of genetic diversity in lions has most likely already been lost, largely due to human influences,” Bruche said in a statement. “Every effort should be made to preserve as much of the lion’s genetic heritage as possible. We hope field surveys will identify wild relatives of the unique Addis Ababa Zoo lions in the future, but conserving the captive population is a crucial first step.”

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks to a boy during her visit to the Bali bomb memorial monument in Kuta, Bali resort island, October 13, 2012. Eighty-eight Australians were among the 202 people killed in the attacks on the Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar at the popular tourist area of Kuta on October 12, 2002.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks with Fiona Ross, a sister of David Ross, who was killed during the 2002 Bali bomb blast in front of Sari Club, in Kuta, Bali resort island, October 13, 2012. Eighty-eight Australians were among the 202 people killed in the attacks on the Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar at the popular tourist area of Kuta on October 12, 2002.

Bali Bombing unforgettable: Julia Gillard Antara

JIMBARAN - The memory of hundreds of innocent people killed in the Bali bombing ten years ago caused relatives crying and sobbing during the commemoration of the tragedy held here on Friday. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who attended the commemoration described the tragedy as unforgettable. The tragedy left 202 people dead and 88 of them were Australians mostly tourists. Gillard said it is time for the whole human beings to be united in the fights against terrorism in the world. Bali has been one of the targets of terrorists after the attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC)

in New York in September 2011, she recalled. Julia Gillard also offered a prayer at the Bali Bomb Monument on Saturday in memory of the victims of the October 12, 2002 explosion. “I have spoken with several families of the victims who lost their loved ones,” the Australian prime minister said during a press conference with newsmen in front of the Bali Bomb Monument. Gillard also extended her

gratitude to Indonesian authorities and the government of Bali province for organizing the commemoration ceremony of the Bali bombing tragedy that claimed 202 lives ten years ago. “I am really grateful to the Indonesian Government for the ceremony to commemorate the bloody Bali bombing tragedy,” said Gillard, who arrived at the bombing site at 9 am, known as “Ground Zero”, to lay a wreath at the monument.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard pays respects to the 2002 Bali bombings victims at the Bali Memorial Monument in Kuta, Bali, Indonesian, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.


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Mangrove land used to dispose rubbish Negara (Bali Post)—

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One of the barong attend the Anniversary of Natar Sari temple.

Anniversary of Natar Sari temple

Attended by 45 barong effigies Tabanan (Bali Post)—

A total of 45 sanctified effigies in the form of Ratu Gde or Barong venerated by the Hindus in several regencies in Bali attended the temple anniversary in the Natar Sari at Apuan customary village, Baturiti, Tabanan, falling on Tumpek Krulut, Saturday (Oct 13). The ritual taking the Macatur Rebah oblation was commenced with ngunya procession to Nawa Sanga deities for 42 days since the Galungan on Wednesday (Sep 29). The deities were taken to have a promenade for 42 days on foot to visit the Hindus in customary village across Tabanan, Badung and Gianyar. Meanwhile, peak of the celebration took place at midnight last Saturday officiated over by temple priest of Natar Sari, Jro Mangku Mastrum together with priests of village trinity temples and priest of sanctified effigies coming to pray. Ritual procession included the purification of the deities to local spring at 4:00 p.m. Furthermore, at 12:00 p.m., the Nawa Sanga deities

and 45 sanctified effigies came down to the innermost courtyard. In the procession, the deities were presented with Panyejeg Buwana oblation. The Oblation Committee, Wayan Sarwa, said that in the procession the devotees invoked the welfare for the macrocosm and microcosm to God Almighty. Celebration of the temple anniversary was also attended by the

spouse of Deputy Governor of Bali Mrs. Bintang Puspayoga. The Ritual Committee, I Ketut Wardana, accompanied by the Secretary of Ritual Committee I Made Cendoarsa, Secretary of Natar Sari Temple I Wayan Sibandi and Chief of Apuan customary village I Ketut Cakra said the ritual would be closed on Wednesday morning at 03:30 (Oct 17). (08)

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Turns out the neighbors were helping out to turn off the fire, Toya felt grateful. “The one burnt was the bedroom. Thank you to all the people that have helped. If no neighbors helped, I don’t know, maybe the whole house have turned to ashes,” shocked Toya stated. Electronics such as TV, VCD, bed and wardrobe became the victims while Karangasem police Public Relation Head, Wartama, stated it is suspected the fire came from a short circuit from one

of the electricity equipment there. Wartama suggested to all public members to be careful moreover in this dry season where all parts of house are also dry and easily flammable. It is suspected the TV electricity cable that kept on contact with the plug where this plug has a lot of other cables also plugged there. “When we left it, all electronics were switched off. Yet they are still plugged, as we don’t usually unplug it after watching TV,” Toya explained. (013)

Most mangrove lands in west area of Jembrana are located in the conservation area of the West Bali National Park (TNBB). Since locating in the conservation area, the land use is protected and not haphazard. Other than functioning as protection against abrasion, the mangrove forest in the TNBB also poses a means of education for community. Unfortunately, some points especially at adjoining location to settlement are abused to be a landfill. The Head of TNBB, Tedi Sutedi, when contacted last Saturday said that aside from protected forests, in the TNBB also stood the protected mangrove forest. Aside from functioning as mainland protection against abrasion, it was also used as a place of learning for community and students. As including in the conservation area, it was protected. Destruction and annexation rarely happened because the mangrove forest was well maintained. “Since belonging to conservation area, the entire mangrove forest here (TNBB) cannot be used other than for education and protection of abrasion,” said Tedi. However, he admitted that some points of mangrove forest were taken advantage by individuals of community for landfill. Several points along the road section from Cekik to Gilimanuk were used as landfill although not extensive. Due to direct contact with the surrounding community, the TNBB authority could not prevent it alone. “We urge and give the understanding if the area is protected. We embrace the community persuasively so they will no longer make the mangrove forest a landfill,” he added. As observation of Bali Post, the rubbish scattered around the border between the settlement and mangrove forest area on the road section to Karangsewu. Landfill area reaching some ares directly got in touch with Arum Timur hamlet, Gilimanuk village. The rubbish scattered to come into the TNBB area. Actually such condition was often complained by both local community and authority of the National Park. According to information, the rubbish was usually disposed at the location almost every day. Meanwhile, the truck rarely took it entirely because too large amount of rubbish disposed there. According to a surrounding resident, the most pungent smell came from dog and chicken carcasses disposed around the mangrove area. Local residents actually wanted in the order the area intersecting directly with the mangrove forest of TNBB was always clean. However, some individuals from other hamlet sometimes still disposed rubbish at the location. Such condition gave the impression if the area looked dirty and generated stench when it rained heavily, whereas the road was often passed through by people who wanted to Karangsewu and surrounding areas. (olo)

Toya’s house burnt while empty I Ketut Toya (59), farmer who lives at banjar Pikat, Ababi Vilalge, had his house burnt down on Thursday (11/10) afternoon while he was working at his wrice field nearby tourist object, Tirtagangga, Karangasem. Toya, which literally means water, experienced loss up to IDR 15 million from the half burnt house and cause no casualties. Toya just knew his house was burnt from a neighbor and so he went home with his wife.

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The garbage filled the mangrove forrest in Jembrana Regency

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Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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


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WASHINGTON — Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama. The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally. Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa. Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama. Clinton and Springsteen’s

joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.

Libel trial to focus on Britney Spears’ meltdown Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears’ darkest days are about to be revisited in a Los Angeles courtroom, but not by the resurgent pop singer. Instead jurors will begin hearing testimony next week on claims by Spears’ former manager that he was vilified and unfairly blamed for the singer’s public meltdown more than four years ago. Spears’ parents are defendants and will likely testify, but the panel won’t hear directly from the Grammy winner. Former Spears confidante Sam Lutfi is seeking millions of dollars from Spears and her family, claiming her mother’s book lied about him drugging and isolating the pop superstar. He is also seeking a portion of the singer’s profits, claiming he was a key player in her 2007 album “Blackout” and had the right to serve as her manager for years. Instead, the singer spent much of that time recovering under a court-ordered conservatorship, with her father and fiance continuing to exert control over her personal life. It is highly unlikely the star will be a witness during the trial, although a judge has said she will consider a request by Lutfi’s attorney to call Spears as a witness midtrial if necessary. A probate judge overseeing Spears’ conservatorship has ruled that the singer’s caretakers should not allow her to testify “under any circumstances.” Lutfi’s attorney has cited the singer’s record tour and her current role as a judge on Fox’s “The X Factor” as reasons for why the singer should testify, but he may have to settle for the testimony of Spears’ divorced parents, father Jamie Spears and mother Lynne Spears. Jury selection began Friday and will continue on Tuesday, with opening statements expected later in the week. Britney Spears speaks onstage at “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,” at Nokia Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2008, file photo Bruce Springsteen performs at an outdoor campaign rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Cleveland Mall, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Decade after attack

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People light candles at a beach during a memorial service to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks, in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. A decade after twin bombs killed scores of tourists partying at two beachfront nightclubs on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, survivors and victims’ families on Friday braved a fresh terrorism threat to remember those lost to the tragedy. Associated Press

DENPASAR — A decade after bombs ripped through two Bali nightclubs, Friday was filled with reminders of what was lost in this tropical paradise, and what was not. Tears fell as victims’ names were read at a memorial, but not far away, surfers paddled for world-class waves and vacationing shoppers lined busy sidewalks haggling for souvenirs. Suicide bombers killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists, when one blew himself up inside and another set off a car bomb at the popular Sari Club and Paddy’s Pub in Kuta that sultry Saturday night in 2002. But radicalism did not take over this moderate Muslim nation,

and the visitors terrorists once scared away from the resort island have come flooding back. Hotel rooms were hard to come by Friday, even as security alerts were raised to the highest level following a potential unspecific threat.

“There is peace in this island, and the knowledge that millions still come here for the same reasons you and your loved ones did,” Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard told victims’ loved ones at a memorial service. “And perhaps there is a grim reassurance in knowing that the terrorists did not achieve what they set out to do. They did not undermine Indonesian democracy, which has only grown stronger across the passage of a decade.” Australia suffered more deaths in the attacks than any other country, with 88 of its citizens dead. Bali, with its lively nightlife and

warm pristine waters, has long been a favorite getaway for Australians, and Gillard herself had returned home from a family holiday a day before the Oct. 12, 2002, attacks. The Australian government paid for more than 600 survivors and victims’ family members to attend the ceremony. Some gathered for the memorial in shorts and T-shirts, fanning themselves in the blazing morning heat. Danny Hanley, one of the speakers, lost two daughters in bombings: Renee died immediately and Simone became the last victim after 58 days in a Perth burn unit.

“When I hear of the 88 Australians that died, I always shed a tear that my beautiful daughter, Simone, was number 88,” he said. Many attending the memorial in Jimbaran walked past photos of the victims, posted on large black boards; some stopped to touch the faces of those they knew. Others sat in white chairs with their heads bowed as they listened to the speeches encouraging remembrance and healing. Meanwhile, others laid flowers and paused to hug at the bombing site in Kuta known as “ground zero.” Continued on page 13

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