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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fans stand and cheer for author J.K. Rowling Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Just the mention of her name, J.K. Rowling, had the audience screaming and on its feet. The “Harry Potter” author spoke for just over an hour before a capacity crowd Tuesday night at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center in her sole U.S. public appearance to promote her first novel for grownups, “The Casual Vacancy.” Dressed in a dark skirt and dark sweater blouse, Rowling chatted on stage with fellow author Ann Patchett, read briefly from her new book and also responded to pre-selected questions from fans. Rowling spoke before some 2,500 people, mostly women, gathered under the high, golden ceiling of the David H. Koch Auditorium. Patchett, who has a wide following of her own thanks to such novels as “Bel Canto,” warned at the start that she was not “particularly nice.” Rowling had nothing to fear. Patchett gushed like the most avid Potter fan as she praised Rowling for inspiring countless readers and told Rowling how much she loved “The Casual Vacancy,” which has received mixed reviews. It was a grownup, writ-

erly conversation, with a few four-letter words thrown in and a brief detour into the latest phenomenon, EL James’ erotic “Fifty Shades of Gray.” When Patchett criticized James’ writing as inferior, Rowling replied, “But that’s porn.” Rowling said she felt a special connection to adolescents because of their “vulnerability” and how they come to comprehend there is “evil in the world.” Stories, she said, can help them explore their feelings. Rowling also discussed the difficulty of structuring a book and how attached she becomes to her characters. She spoke up for traditional publishers and the editorial support they offer as she explained why she didn’t simply self-publish “The Casual Vacancy.”

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She didn’t just change her subject matter when she took on the new book. She changed the process. Rowling observed that with her Potter books, she did not allow anyone — not even her husband, Neil Murray — to see the manuscript before she had finished. “I find that discussing an idea before I’ve written it,” she said, is a way to kill it. But Murray was allowed early glimpses of “The Casual Vacancy.” “He was — useful,” she British writer J.K. Rowling said. poses for the photographers R ow l i n g r e a f with her new book, entitled: firmed that she is at ‘The Casual Vacancy’, at the work on a new book Southbank Centre in London, for young people. No Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. new Potter is planned, but Rowling still has her celebrated imaginary world in mind. Discussing literary works she’d like to live in, she mentioned Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” then confided she also dreams of more personal territory, the old school of Harry and friends. “I do still walk in and out of Hogwarts,” she said.

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Matthew Fox Denies Claims He Hits Women

After a Cleveland bus driver alleged that Matthew Fox assaulted her last August (she has since withdrawn her lawsuit) and after his own Lost costar Dominic Monaghan tweeted to a fan in May that “he [Matthew] beats women,” Matthew says he has “never hit a woman” in his life in a new interview with Men’s Fitness. “In the 46 years I’ve been breathing on this planet, I have never hit a woman before. Never have, never will,” he tells the magazine. “Out of all the negative s---, the only thing that’s true is that I was arrested for a DUI.” As for his admitted DUI in May, he clearly has appeared to learn his lesson. “I will bet you any amount of money that I will never get behind the wheel of a car after even one drink,” he says. “The rest of it, the Cleveland situation, the Monaghan situation – was a pile of bulls**t, and I’m not gonna waste too much breath on that.” Still, he acknowledges that his reputation has been damaged by the serious claims. “I think there’s still gonna be a lot of people out there who’ll think it’s true no matter what,” he says. “It’s been a long, trying year of sitting on my hands on a lot of negative s--- said about me, when they’re the furthest things from who I am.” Matthew can be seen next in Alex’s Cross, which hits theaters this Friday.

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Renting mangrove forest

Demokrat told the governor to stick to his word IBP/Yudi Karnaedi

A legislator speak during a budget meeting between legislative and executive on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. During the meeting, two big fraction in Bali’s House, Golkar and Demokrat, asked Bali’s Governor to withdraw the permit that had been given to investor for managing mangrove forest at Tahura Ngurah Rai. Bali Post

is not considering that mangrove forest can protect Bali from the Denpasar – two big parties in Bali House of Representative, danger of tsunami. Even there is a Golkar and Demokrat, rejected the prmit given by Bali Govern- rule that stated the natural resources ment to manage the mangrove forest by investor. Both parties even and conservation is the responsibiltold the governor to revoke the permit which allows the investor to ity of the people and government. “Based on the rule, Golkar reject manage the forest as many as 102.22 hectare in 55 years. the permit given by the governDemokrat Party also stated person of Demokrat Party, Wayan ment,” said Udiyana. that renting the mangrove forest Adnyana. is not suitable with the Bali Clean During the meeting held on Not too suspicious The allegation that the permit and Green Program and the party Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the also thinks that the governor must spokesperson of Golkar Party I.B. was published quietly and not ethistick with his word. “Demokrat Gede Udiyana said that the gov- cal because not consulting with Bali Party urged Bali Governor to be ernor must consult with the house House is responded by Bali GovSatya Wacana so he must stick to first in making the decision espe- ernor, Made Mangku Pastika. “If the issue of the permit is not transhis word where he will keep Bali cially in the vital one like this. clean and green,” said the spokesHe also thinks that the governor parent, everyone can investigate

it. The one who run the business is Balinese man. Maybe because he is Balinese so he cannot bribe anyone. I even didn’t meet him yet so don’t judge wrongly to me,” said the governor. Regarding the permit which is questioned by the Bali House and others, Mangku Pastika suggested that the investors is invited to a meeting and explain the process of the permit. “It is not easy to issue the permit. It takes two years for it after I study everything. We already discussed the permit with other related officers more than ten times so it is concluded that the permit can be issued,” he added.

Mangku Pastika explained that the current condition of the forest is not good because there is garbage everywhere. Four dump trucks which are employed in the area everyday are not able to carry all of it. “That will be the duty of PT. TRB. They must clean the garbage and plant new mangrove,” he added. The government cannot only use its own funding because it is limited. That is the reason why the government gave permit to private investor. The governor also guarantees that the development of tourism facilities will not destroy the forest. (kmb29)


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Longest commended for two years Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Civil servants caught in raid Singaraja (Bali Post) –

Buleleng Government held a raid by Inspectorate and Police Civil Service last Tuesday (16/10) on civil service workers that are not in office without any permit or authority letter from their Head as stated by Buleleng Police Civil Service Head, Putu Hartana. Six civil workers, two contracted employee and two dusun heads were caught at supermarkets, traditional markets and photo copy place during working hours. This was purposely done to give guidance to workers to

be discipline as those working in the government. For this first step of raid those who are caught has their identity noted so if they are again caught out of office there will be further sanction such as a delay in level promotion and for contracted workers to be fired. When the Head of Dusun that was caught asked, the Head wasn’t a civil worker but he is working for the government therefore a guidance will still be given to them so that this behavior won’t be repeated. (kmb)

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Every year, the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital receives about 40-50 neglected or unidentified bodies. Even, some of the neglected bodies are commended in the mortuary for years because they are evidences of police department. bodies, the containers and cooling units were also used to keep the bodies deliberately commended by its family. “Cooling unit in the mortuary can hold 18 bodies, while the container maximally holds 80 bodies,” said Alit. However, the timing of cremation within 30 days was not always workable. It could be seen from the longest body in the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital having commended since 2010. “This happens because the body is evidence of police,” said Alit. Alit continued if the body was the evidence of police it would be cremated when there had been a statement from police clarifying that the body was no longer becoming evidence. Other than serving as evidence, the neglected bodies that had been commended for 30 days were not directly cremated. Since requiring many budgets for the cremation, the neglected bodies were usually collected to reach at least a total of 15 before the cremation in Hindu tradition. “To finance the cremation, the fund is obtained from Sanglah Hospital and Social Agency,” said Alit. Of the 38 neglected bodies currently commended in the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital, 17 of them were infant’s body. (san)

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Every year, 50 neglected bodies in Sanglah Hospital Division Head of medical functional staff of Medical Forensic, I.B. Putu Alit, when met on Tuesday (Oct 16) explained that so far there were about 38 neglected bodies commended in the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital. Thirty of them were the commended bodies of external party while the remaining eight bodies had got treatment in Sanglah Hospital. “At the moment, the 30 bodies are commended by external party where they are all evidences of police,” said Alit. A body was declared to be neglected by Sanglah Hospital if within 24 hours there was no party claiming and taking it. Afterward, the body would be placed in cooling unit for 20 days. When after 20 days no one took the body, then it would be moved to a container. “If within 30 days after commended, no one also takes the body, it will be included in the list of cremation,” said Alit. Timescale of commending the neglected body until it was finally cremated had now been shortened. Formerly, the timescale was for three months, now had been shorted to 30 days. Such a measure was taken to prevent the overcapacity of the cooling unit or container in the mortuary. Aside from used to commend the neglected

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The newly arranged cinema in Lokitasari Shopping Complex

Arrangement of Lokitasari Shopping Complex

Cinema at risk of being useless

Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Arrangement of the Lokitasari Shopping Complex made by PD Pasar Denpasar is feared not to run optimally. It happens because the function of the third and fourth floor designated as cinema is now lacking of cinephiles. Therefore, the cinema consisting of four chambers is at risk of being useless. Director of PD Pasar Denpasar, I Made Westra, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Oct 16) said his party had made efforts to approach a number of cinema businesspeople in Jakarta, but failed. “Currently, the interest of businesspeople to get involved in the world of cinema is very minimal,” he said. As a result, the cinema that could operate previously is now at risk of being closed. However, Westra admitted that his party was trying to find out investors who were engaged in film. “We will explore local entrepreneurs who have had a network of businesses in the field of cinema. It is also based on advice from some cinema employers in Jakarta,” he said. Westra said that in the near future his party

would attempt to invite the cinema business operating in the Mall Bali Galeria. His party hoped there would be investors who were willing to manage the existing cinema at Lokitasari. Moreover, the existence of cinema at Lokitasari had become a trade mark for the shopping complex located on Jalan Thamrin, Denpasar. Westra said the design and structure of the building on the third and fourth floor of the Lokitasari Shopping Complex had been specifically prepared for cinema. In other words, if the function was changed it would require a complete restoration. The floor had been designed in sloping theater style pursuant to cinema concept. “Therefore, it is difficult to change in into another function, such as kiosk,” he said. Previously, the cinema at Lokitasari was managed by the entrepreneur of Wisata 21 Theatre. At that time, Wisata 21 took advantage of four cinema halls. However, in line with the declining interest of cinephiles to go to cinema, the glamour of Wisata 21 began to fade and eventually it was closed by its management. (kmb12)

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


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Online Sleuthing Casts Doubt on ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’

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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton, speaks at the closing forum of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) during the final day of the event in New York, September 25, 2012.

Chelsea Clinton steps up to fight diarrhea deaths in Nigeria

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CHICAGO - Chelsea Clinton is taking on the discomforting issue of diarrhea, throwing her family’s philanthropic heft behind a sweeping effort in Nigeria to prevent the deaths of 1 million mothers and children each year from preventable causes, including 100,000 deaths from diarrhea. The 32-year-old daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Nigerian officials, the prime minister of Norway and other leaders on Tuesday in promoting expanded access to zinc and oral rehydration solutions or ORS, a treatment that could prevent more than 90 percent of diarrhea-related deaths in the country. “It is unconscionable that in the 21st century, children still die of diarrhea,” Clinton told Reuters in an exclusive interview by phone from Abuja, Nigeria. The ORS and zinc work in Nigeria is in coordination with the Clinton Health Access Initiative or CHAI, on whose board Clinton serves. She has stepped up her

public role in the family’s global philanthropic efforts and in July took a six-day tour of Africa with her father, who founded the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2001. The goal of the initiative in Nigeria is to help drive down the cost of high-quality ORS and zinc treatments and increase awareness for them, said Clinton, currently a doctoral candidate in international relations at the University of Oxford. Currently, fewer than 2 percent of children in Nigeria have access to the World Health Organizationrecommended treatment. Increasing the number of children with access to the therapy to 80 percent by 2015 would help prevent an estimated 220,000 deaths in Nigeria.

“I would like to see us make real, measurable progress here in Nigeria and in the other countries where we are working on ORS zinc,” said Clinton, including Uganda and parts of India, as part of the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s new push to improve access to essential medicines for children. “For me, it’s not complicated. We know what works and we should be doing more of it. And when we don’t know what works, we should be innovating and spending time and energy on designing these solutions to solve problems that haven’t been solved yet,” said Clinton. “That is what I love about the work CHAI does and the work of the foundation more broadly,” she said.

A copied error from an online translation of the Gospel of Thomas may be the “smoking gun” that strongly suggests the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, a controversial papyrus fragment that supposedly refers to Jesus being married, is a forgery, scholars say. If the text is fake, it would represent an extraordinary tale of how an amateur with no knowledge of a long-dead language could fool some of the world’s leading experts by using a readily available Internet tool — and how scholars countered by rallying online to swiftly investigate the case together. The business card-size fragment of papyrus stirred up worldwide controversy with a line of text that reads “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’” Many skeptical scholars suggested the document was a forgery in the weeks following the announcement of the discovery by Harvard historian Karen King — and their early suspicions have evolved into solid theories and findings as they talked through Facebook posts, blogs and e-lists. One of the most compelling arguments for the fragment being a forgery has emerged from Andrew Bernhard, an Oxford University graduate and author of the book “Other Early Christian Gospels” (T & T Clark, 2006). He published an online paper last week pointing out a pattern of similarities between the

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Hurricane Rafael Spotted from Space Tropical Storm Rafael strengthened into Hurricane Rafael late last night (Oct. 15), and a NASA satellite caught sight of the swirling storm early this morning. Rafael first became a tropical storm on Oct. 12, just as its predecessor, Tropical Storm Patty, was waning. The storm strengthened as expected and was declared a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) as of 5:45 p.m. EDT, making it the ninth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. While it is the tail-end of hurricane season, which officially ends on Nov. 30, a peak in hurricane formation is seen in mid-October in historical trends. This secondary peak, which is smaller than the main peak in August and September, comes from a unique mix of still warm ocean waters and atmospheric conditions that can still spawn storms, according to the Capital Weather Gang, a weather-focused Washington Post blog. Hurricane Rafael has maximum

Public Order Officer probes a villa jutting to beach area

Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and the Coptic Gospel of Thomas — similarities that include grammatical errors and line breaks found only in the online word-by-word translation of the Gospel of Thomas. “It’s remarkable that a forger could have forged something like this using a simple tool on the Internet,” Bernhard said. “It’s equally stunning how quickly scholars could respond and analyze the text.”

All the grammatical anomalies in the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife suggest the writer was not a native speaker or even an academic expert in Coptic — the ancient, dead language of early Christians living in Egypt. Instead, Bernhard says that the pattern of errors and suspiciously similar line breaks suggests an amateur might have forged the “patchwork” text using individual words and phrases taken from Michael Grondin’s Interlinear Coptic-English Translation of the Gospel of Thomas. [Most European Languages Unlikely to Survive Online] “There’s this general pattern in that everywhere the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife could diverge from gospel of Thomas, it doesn’t, and in places where it does [diverge], it appears it’s following Mike’s Interlinear,” Bernhard told TechNewsDaily.

sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph), as of the most recent NHC update, making it a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength. NASA’s GOES-14 satellite spied the storm from its orbit and took an image at 7:45 a.m. EDT today (Oct. 16). The hurricane is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Bermuda and heading to the northnortheast. The storm is expected to pass to the east of the island later today; its center will be far enough away that Bermuda will likely only see the tropical stormforce winds at the edge of the storm, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for the island. The satellite image shows that the strongest thunderstorms within the hurricane are on its western side — the bright white clouds there are evidence of the strong convection (the overturning of air that drives the storms) taking place, according to a NASA statement.

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An Indonesian armed police officer secures an area near the 2002 Bali bombing monument in Kuta, near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 11, 2012, as Bali prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack. Indonesian Police has appointed PT Sucofindo Persero to re-audit the security certification of 111 star hotels in Bali. Security system referring to the certification in 2004 will be adjusted to requirements of the international standards.

Security certification of star hotels in Bali re-audited

NEGARA - A number of villa developments at Perancak village, Jembrana subdistrict alleged to have not had a permit and violated the coastal borderline were probed by the Public Order Officer of Jembrana, Tuesday (Oct 16). The discipline operation was led in person by the Chief of Public Order Officer of Jembrana, I Putu Widarta. The operation targeted three villa buildings owned by PT Pasti Indah located on the beach. Based on the field observation, the Villa Pasti 33, 34 and 12 were seen under construction. The management could not be met. Some of the buildings looked to jut to the beach. From the observation to three locations, the officer had asked about the building permit. As the villa 33, design of the building did not look like a villa but resembled a tiered hotel having more than 20 rooms. Doubt of the officers was then answered by Headman of Perancak, I Ketut Suastika Yasa, who came to location. He said that the buildings of Villa Pasti 33 and 34 had owned a permit. Suastika claimed to have received the building permit and was issued about five months before. The workers were asked to install the notice board of building permit number and carried the document. As a matter of fact, in the area stood

new building that was just 40 percent completed. Indeed, the building completely jutted to the beach. In addition, the sewerage disposal was directly made to the beach. However, the Public Order Officers were reluctant to intervene because the permit had been issued. “Yes, if the permit has been issued is okay. We do not want to interfere with how the process to get permit,” explained Putu Widarta. Other than the two villas, namely the villa 33 and 34, the public order officers also asked about the building permit of Villa Pasti 12 that was admitted to have been under process. Meanwhile, the Head of Jembrana Licensing Office, I Komang Suparta, when contacted on Tuesday said that during his office he never issued a permit on behalf of Villa Pasti at Perancak. From the checking, it was only found a permit issued in 2012. The permit was signed by the previous official. While at the moment, there was an application of permit from Dangin Berawah hamlet, Perancak, with an area of 3,540 square meters. According to him, it was under process as the requirements were still incomplete. Whether the license would be issued or not, according to him, it would depend on the results of checking by the licensing team. (kmb26)

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MANGUPURA - Indonesian Police has appointed PT Sucofindo Persero to re-audit the security certification of 111 star hotels in Bali. Security system referring to the certification in 2004 will be adjusted to requirements of the international standards. Chairman of the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, said that currently 154 star hotels had been certified. However, a total of 111 certified star hotels should be re-audited by the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). “A total of 111 star hotels actually have performed certification of security system. Since the condition is now completely dynamic so that it is necessary to improve the audit that would be conducted first by the competent authority, namely PT Sucofindo,” said Chairman of the PHRI Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Tuesday (Oct 16). He said the priority for the audit would be given to three to five star hotels. They were prioritized be-

cause those hotels got more contacts with foreign and domestic tourists. Such system improvement was expected to provide a comfort and security for tourists both domestic and foreign tourists while vacationing on the island. “System improvement should have been included in the investment budget by capital owners. Ideally, the newly established hotel or restaurant should obtain three permits at once, namely the operating and security permit,” he explained. Meanwhile, the Director of Operations II of PT Sucofindo, Ganis Ramadhani, judged that most hotels and restaurants in Bali had implemented the safety management system in accordance with

the appeal of the local PHRI. “The existing three to five star hotels have complied with the safety standards, especially in terms of equipment, but are inappropriate with international regulations. On that account, we will conduct an audit through coordination with the PHRI and Bali Police,” he said. He mentioned the implementation of security system in accordance with international standards aimed at providing convenience to guests or visitors to tourist accommodation. Therefore, it should be followed with socialization on the implementation of security system. “Do not let the improved security result in inconvenience to tourists due to the application of the system,” he said. (kmb27)

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A number of villa developments at Perancak village, Jembrana subdistrict alleged to have not had a permit and violated the coastal borderline were probed by the Public Order Officer of Jembrana, Tuesday (Oct 16).


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Tejakula Hills Forests caught fire Again, fire burst in the forests of Buleleng with this time on the hills of Tejakula Village which is near to the borders of Kintamani Area, Bangli. Up to Tuesday (16/10) forest police tried to turn off fire. Head of Dusun Antapura at Tejakula, Nengah Lengkaya, the people in his area have also tried to turn off the fire but they are facing difficulties due to its height, cliffs and far from houses. Fire can be seen spreading due to the many falling leaves and strong wind. “Anticipation will still take place such as turning off fires by manual way to avoid any fire getting to people’s houses,” Lengkaya explained. Meanwhile Head of Forest Police for Tejakula, Ketut Armada, stated there are 10 hectares of forest with two fire points remaining out of the five previous ones. To turn off the fire, forest police have entranced the forest through east Kintamani or Subaya Village. There are no big trees burnt only bushes and woods. (kmb15)

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Due to victim Polina is ill, the trial schedule to ask victim’s statements for Vladimir Terentyen last Tuesday (16/10) was delayed up to next week. Victim was accused girlfriend who suffers from a slaughter from accused in Kelapa Mas Hotel, Candidasa, Karangasem. It is suspected the incident happened when victim did not want to have sexual intercourse with accused. Victim was hit several times, had serious wounds under the eyes. Vctim reported to Gianyar Police about the incident as after they were in Candidasa, accused brought victim home to a staying place (hotel) at Ubud. Victim was ready to give statement according to public prosecutor yet by Tuesday a fax was sent stating that she was ill along with a doctor’s statement letter given to accused, translator and two accused legal counsels. Accused was confused of what happened as accused have asked the judges through his legal counsel to hold the trial twice in a week so it will be effective and quickly finished. (013)

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos (C) delivers a statement after a meeting with Japan’s Senior Vice Foreign Minister Shuji Kira (not in picture) at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, in this photo by Kyodo October 17, 2012.

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The motorcycle is hanging on a tree on Cokroaminoto Street because of a traffic accident. The onlookers are trying to see the incident and it makes long traffic jam.

Yield of cacao drops

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The declining yields of cacao farmers in Jembrana must now be addressed. Over a period of four years, farmers have always failed to produce maximum harvest yields caused by the attack of virus. In addition, the price at the farmer level also falls, from the previous range of IDR 20,000 plunged to IDR 17,000. did not include it in the action plan 2013. So far, the subak organizations only received the assistance from provincial government. Even, in 2012 they only received the aid for purchasing scissors, sprayer and others. According to him, it did not support the production of cacao farmers in particular. The agricultural sector was only budgeted 0.3 percent or worth IDR 1 billion, both for direct and indirect spending. Such minimal attention was expected to be improved in the future because many farmlands were now at risk of conversion into teak plantation. According to him, the government should take innovative measures to resolve the issue. (kmb26)

The farmer is showing his cacao crop.

TOKYO - Two U.S. servicemen were arrested in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on suspicion of raping a Japanese woman, police said on Wednesday, in an incident that could strain Tokyo’s ties with its closest ally Washington. The case comes at a time when public opinion in Okinawa is at odds with Tokyo for allowing the U.S. deployment of Osprey hybrid aircraft on the island despite lingering concerns about their safety. The arrests also coincide with a sharp deterioration in Japan’s relations with China over a disputed East China Sea island chain that

makes it strategically important for Tokyo to reaffirm its alliance with the United States. U.S. ambassador to Japan John Roos said in a statement that his government was extremely concerned by the incident and was committed to cooperating fully with the Japanese authorities in their investigation. “I am also in close contact with the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan. These allegations, given their seriousness, will continue to command my full personal attention,” Roos said. The two U.S. servicemen are suspected of raping a woman early on Tuesday morning in central Okinawa, an Okinawa police spokes-

man said. He said one of the men had confessed to the rape but the other had denied being involved. The case will likely be handled under Japan’s judicial system, he added. “This should not have happened,” Prime Minister Noda told reporters on the way to his office. Okinawa is major center for the U.S. military based in Japan. Friction over U.S. bases in Okinawa intensified after the 1995 gang rape of a Japanese schoolgirl by U.S. servicemen. The case sparked widespread protests by Okinawans, who had long resented the American presence due to crime, noise and deadly accidents.

The Taliban took responsibility for the car bomb attack in the Zurmat district of Paktia province, saying they had also despatched a group of fighters in suicide vests who managed to enter the base. A spokeswoman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said insurgents fired at the base after the explosion. There were no NATO casualties, she added. Paktia, a small province about 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Kabul, has been beset by increasing violence over the past two years. “The bomber detonated explosives right in front of a joint base shared by the Afghan army and foreign forces, wounding 45 soldiers,” the deputy governor for Paktia, Gul Rahman Mangal, told Reuters.

Seven civilians were among the wounded, hospital officials in Zurmat added. Violence has been increasing across the country as the deadline of end-2014 looms for most foreign combat troops to leave Afghanistan, leaving the 350,000strong Afghan security forces in control. Heavy casualty rates amongst Afghan security forces - NATO says 243 Afghan soldiers and 292 policemen were killed or wounded in an average month this year - have raised concerns that their ability to tackle insurgents may be dwindling along with morale. A senior government negotiator on Saturday denied that plans by Kabul to seek peace talks with the Taliban were in deadlock, saying progress was under way.

Body of late king returned home

Negara (Bali Post)—

Chairman of Commission B of the Jembrana House, Nyoman Sutengsu Kusumayasa, said on Tuesday (Oct 16) that related to the issue his party expected the farmers in the future to make innovation. The government supported the innovation such as by providing bailouts for farmers particularly to groups or subak. Technically, it could be given to subak or cooperative and it was not a problem. Most importantly, in years to come there should be a bailout. For instance, the cacao cooperative in Melaya could still survive by relying on the existing funds. Currently, the regional budget had not allocated any funds for bailout. Even, the Agriculture Agency

U.S. servicemen arrested in Okinawa for alleged rape

KHOST - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a joint Afghan-U.S. base in the country’s east on Wednesday, wounding at least 45 Afghan soldiers, local officials said.

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PHNOM PENH — The body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. Sihanouk, 89, died Monday of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January. The former monarch was the last surviving Southeast Asian leader who pioneered his nation through postwar independence. He served as prime minister and twice as king before abdicating the throne for good in 2004. His son and successor, King Norodom Sihamoni, had traveled with Prime Minister Hun Sen to Beijing this week to retrieve the body. Both men accompanied the royal casket as it returned to Cam-

bodia on Wednesday on his final journey home. The casket will be driven from the airport to Royal Palace, where it will lie in state for three months, during which time the public can pay respects before it is cremated according to Buddhist ritual. More than 1,000 people, some with tears in their eyes, gathered outside the palace in swelteringly hot weather, many of them kneeling before a portrait of the late monarch. They carried flowers, lit candles, burned incense and prayed. “I needed to come here today to pray and see the body of the king because he dies only one time, not twice,” said Khy Sokhan, a 73-yearold woman in a wheelchair outside the palace. In Beijing late Wednesday morning, traffic authorities cleared several roads and a highway as a bus festooned with yellow flowers and apparently carrying Sihanouk’s body traveled to the airport with a few dozen black cars and mini-

buses. China’s state television carried live coverage of the procession while Chinese flags at Tiananmen Square and other key locations in the capital flew at half-staff. China’s Foreign Ministry said State Councillor Dai Bingguo was escorting Sihanouk’s body to Cambodia. Sihanouk played many roles in the Cambodia he helped navigate through half a century of war and genocide. He was a known as revered independence hero, communist collaborator, eccentric playboy, and a cunning and sometimes ruthless monarch and prime minister. First crowned king in 1941, he stepped down in 1953 to pursue a political career. He became head of state, and during the Cold War tried to steer his country on a neutralist course. Eventually, however, his country became enmeshed in the conflict in neighboring Vietnam, leading to his first fall from power and culminat-

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A woman walks past the front of the Royal Palace where the remains of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk are expected to arrive in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012. Sihanouk, once an absolute ruler who freed Cambodia from colonialism before becoming a tragic pawn through decades of turmoil, died on Monday in a Beijing hospital. He was 89.

ing in the murderous rule of the communist Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, during which about 1.7 million of his countrymen perished. His legacy became tainted be-

cause in an effort to regain his political influence, he made common cause with Khmer Rouge, though the regime never yielded power to him and killed five of his children.


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DENPASAR - Dozens of people coalesced into the Traders Association of the Ngurah Rai Airport Bali (P2B) came to Bali Parliament Hall on Tuesday (Oct 16). They asked for protection in order they would not be displaced. Besides, they also asked the House to facilitate the traders so that they would be entirely relocated by PT Angkasa Pura I to the terminal. They carried banners, among which read All Must Be Relocated, Protect Small and Medium Enterprises and Relocation is Nonnegotiable.

MADRID — Rising speculation that Spain will soon ask for outside help to keep a lid on its borrowing costs has helped ease the pressure on the country in financial markets.

A regular Citigroup Inc board meeting to talk about quarterly results took an unexpected turn on Monday night, when simmering tensions between Chairman Michael O’Neill and then Chief Executive Vikram Pandit came to a boil. O’Neill criticized Pandit for being too detached from the bank’s day-to-day operations, and told him to get more involved, according to sources briefed on the situation. Instead, Pandit, who had been thinking of leaving for some time, decided to resign. O’Neill did not stop him, the sources said. John Havens, the bank’s chief operating officer and a close confidant of Pandit’s, also followed in his boss’s footsteps out of the third-largest U.S. bank. In the ensuing scramble, the board pulled out its succession plan and installed Michael Corbat, head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as CEO, announcing the changes to stunned employees,

Wall Street and investors early on Tuesday morning. Pandit believes he is leaving the bank in good shape, but analysts said that Corbat has a good deal of hard work to do. Citigroup faces a shifting regulatory environment, a weak global economy, and questions about its expenses, and many analysts and even employees at the bank wonder if the bank is too big to manage. Pandit was known to have adamantly opposed any break-up

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Office workers make their way to work in Madrid’s business district, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Rising speculation that Spain will soon ask for outside help to keep a lid on its borrowing costs has helped ease the pressure on the country in financial markets.

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markets in an attempt to keep its borrowing costs down. There was also some relief in the markets that Moody’s did not cut its credit rating on the country as had been widely-feared. Instead, Moody’s on Tuesday maintained its Baa3 rating on Spain, the lowest investment grade.

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Market pressure eases on Spain amid bailout hopes The interest rate on Spain’s benchmark 10-year bond has fallen 0.23 percentage points to 5.53 percent in early trading on Wednesday. It has hovered close to 6 percent in recent weeks amid uncertainty over whether the country will apply for aid so that the European Central Bank can begin buying its bonds in the

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of the bank. His exit could revive that talk, particularly in light of comments this summer by Sandy Weill - the man who pioneered the financial supermarket model - suggesting big banks should be broken up. But on a conference call, Corbat emphasized that he does not wish to change the strategic direction of Citigroup. “There is no question that Vikram laid the foundation to support Citi’s long-term growth,” Corbat said. Corbat, 52, is known for being skilled at operating businesses, which the board believed Pandit was not, sources said. Citigroup’s shares closed up 1.6 percent on Tuesday. A Citigroup spokeswoman declined to comment on accounts of AP Photo/Richard Drew, File friction with Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit the board.

IMF: pace of austerity must depend on economy Associated Press

PARIS — The pace at which countries like Greece and Spain cut their deficits with austerity measures must depend on their economic conditions, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Tuesday. Lagarde said that while financially weak countries should hike tax hikes and cut spending to heal their public finances, the pace of those measures may have to be reconsidered in some cases because “conditions have changed” — notably the slowing global economy. Deficit reduction must be “compatible with each country’s circumstances,” she told reporters in Paris on her way back from the IMF’s annual meeting in Tokyo last week. Many European governments, led by Germany, have for years insisted that countries with excessive public debts focus on debt reduction measures, even if that meant the economy was damaged. But some economists argue that the pace of austerity measures in countries like Spain and Greece is now proving counterproductive by worsening their recessions, which deprive governments of valuable tax revenue needed

to cut debt. The issue has become a hot topic of debate in the European Union, whose 27 leaders will meet Thursday and Friday to address the financial crisis. Faced with the evidence that deficit cuts are proving increasingly difficult in some countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be softening her stance on austerity. She said last week that although Greece was missing its deficit reduction targets — which it had promised to meet in exchange for more bailout loans — it deserved another chance. The International Monetary Fund is in favor of giving Greece two more years to meet the agreed targets. Merkel, who visited Athens last week, has said that extending the timeframe for Greece’s reforms can only be decided after a debt inspector’s report, expected within weeks. In Spain’s case, the government has been imposing new austerity measures that analysts say would pre-qualify it for eurozone aid — should it want or need to request it. Other countries that are pushing through tough budget cuts include Italy, Portugal, Ireland and even larger, traditionally more stable economies like France and Britain.

Chairman of the Trader Association of the Ngurah Rai Airport Bali, Wayan Sukses, in his speech said his party wanted to convey the aspirations to the people’s representatives and requested in order the traders could be entirely relocated to the new terminal that would be implemented by PT Angkasa Pura. Wayan Sukses said that so far there was not relocation but from the explanation given by PT Angkasa Pura some time ago, all the entrepreneurs existing in the airport would be re-tendered. When it came into reality, it was feared the business opportunities for local traders would increasingly reduce and probably the opportunity would be taken by traders from outside Bali, especially those having great capital. “If the retendering will be done, we small businesses will lose out against the big ones. We’ll definitely be displaced because to join the tender we must pay upfront 9 times rental fee,” said Sukses as confirmed by

the other demo participants. According to Sukses, the traders coalesced into the association were Balinese locals consisting of 98 traders. They totally employed 1,500 people. Therefore, if they were displaced to a new place, it would make the 1,500 people lose their job. Sukses confirmed the traders coalesced into the P2B Ngurah Rai demanded so as all traders could be relocated to a new place. Moreover, the airport was expanded, rather than shrunk. Surely, he said, the existing space would be more extensive. The area of domestic space tripled, while the international space doubled. Chairman of the Commission I of Bali House, Made Arjaya, said his party would summon PT Angkasa Pura I. The Bali House requested PT Angkasa Pura to temporarily postpone or suspend the job description and tender process before the meeting between the Bali House, PT Angkasa Pura and traders.

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Dozens of people coalesced into the Traders Association of the Ngurah Rai Airport Bali (P2B) came to Bali Parliament Hall on Tuesday (Oct 16). They asked for protection in order they would not be displaced.

Deputy Chairman of Bali House, Ketut Suandi, said his party would summon and immediately hold a hearing with PT Angkasa Pura and traders. “Tomorrow (Wednesday— Ed), we will invite the airport authority to discuss about the issue. Relocation should be entirely implemented. If this issue has not

been completed, do not organize the tender first,” said Suandi. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Democratic Fraction in the Bali House, Nengah Tamba, doubling as the advisory board to the B2P Ngurah Rai Bali strongly urged the traders to be fully relocated. It was meant in order the local communi-

ties would not even be displaced and did not lose out business opportunity at the airport. “I have sent a short message to the authority of Angkasa Pura to pay attention to the traders. Local people should be given the opportunity because the airport is located in Bali,” he concluded. (kmb29)

Women potential consumers for e-commerce IBP

DENPASAR - Women even though being busy by domestic activity and become housewives, can’t put aside on technology activities. Women, claimed by PR Manager Tokobagus.com, Ichwan Sitorus, are potential consumers for technology update and activities. “The number of women that using technology keep increasing,” he said during the Focus Group Discussion that conducted by Tokoh, a weekly newspaper belong to Bali Post Group on Tuesday.

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Women even though being busy by domestic activity and become housewives, can’t put aside on technology activities. Women, claimed by PR Manager Tokobagus.com, Ichwan Sitorus, are potential consumers for technology update and activities.

According to Ichwan, base on Tokobagus database, women that visiting Tokobagus website are increase around 5 to 10 percent on the third quarter of 2012 comparing to the same period last year. Meanwhile, men only increase around 4 percent in the same period. Based on the figure, around 7 million women visited this e-commerce site on August 2012 or increase around 2 million visitors compare to the same month last year. “Base on the figure, we can conclude that women are potential costumers that can be capture by e-commerce practitioners. We can’t underestimate women that only become housewives, because lots of them also have online business by using the current technology,” he stated. He also mentioned that city women have to be taken seriously as potential consumers because they have lots of activities that will be an effective strategy for promotion. (kmb18)


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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama speak directly to each other during the second U.S. presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012.

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HEMPSTEAD — President Barack Obama went on the attack against Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a critical debate Tuesday, looking to rebound from an earlier matchup when he was seen as listless and distracted. The stakes of the town hall-style debate could not have been higher. With just three weeks to go before Election Day, the race is locked in a dead heat and many Americans are already casting ballots in states with early voting. Obama strode onto the stage seeking a stronger showing than in the initial debate on Oct. 3, when he had sent shudders through his supporters and helped fuel a rise in opinion polls by Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. The open-stage format, with no physical objects between them, placed incumbent and challenger face to face and, when they chose, directly in each other’s faces. Their physical encounters crackled with energy and tension, and the crowd watched raptly as the two sparred while struggling to appear calm and affable before a national television audience. From the opening moments, Obama was aggressive. He criticized Romney’s opposition to the Democrats’ bailout of the auto industry and rejected Romney’s economic proposals as squeezing the middle class.

“Gov. Romney says he’s got a five-point plan. Gov. Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules,” Obama said. He also said Romney had shifted positions on energy, criticizing coal production years ago and supporting it now. At least twice, Obama accused Romney of being untruthful. Romney responded in kind. He said the Obama administration’s spending was swelling the deficit and would lead to big tax hikes. He criticized Obama’s handling of the economy and blamed the president for high gasoline prices. “The middle class has been crushed over the last four years,” Romney said. The two men interrupted one another early and often, speaking over each other to the point that neither could be understood. “You’ll get your chance in a moment. I’m still speaking,” Romney said as he tried to cut off Obama at one point. There would be little time for

either candidate to recover from a weak showing Tuesday. Only one more debate, next Monday, remains after Tuesday’s faceoff and that one deals with foreign policy, a secondary issue in a race dominated by the economy. Tuesday’s debate was before an audience of 80 uncommitted voters posing questions to the candidates. Obama needed to strike the right balance in coming on strong against Romney without turning off the audience — and tens of millions of television viewers — by going too negative. Obama has said his first debate performance was “too polite.” The economy, the biggest issue in the election, was unsurprisingly the first topic in the debate. There are sharp differences between the two candidates. Obama says his policies prevented a catastrophic economic meltdown, saved the U.S. auto industry and has put the economy on the road to recovery. Romney, a wealthy businessman, argues that Obama has failed to turn around the economy and it is time for new leadership.

BEIRUT - Syria’s divided rebels have agreed to set up a joint leadership to oversee their battle to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, two insurgent sources said on Tuesday as fighting raged in cities across the country. Rebels hope the decision, taken after increasing pressure from foreign supporters on them to unite, will help convince those backers that they are a credible and coordinated fighting force deserving to be supplied with more powerful weapons. “The agreement has been reached, they only need to sign it now,” one rebel source said. Foreign supporters “are telling us: ‘Sort yourselves out and unite, we need a clear and credible side to provide it with quality weapons’.” He said Qatar and Turkey were the main drivers behind the agreement, which might be formally announced this month. It is the latest attempt to bring together Assad’s disparate armed opponents, most of whom have fought nominally under the banner of the rebel Free Syrian Army but who in practice have operated independently, often weakened by deep rivalries. The new leadership will include FSA leaders Riad alAsaad and Mustafa Sheikh - criticized by many rebels because they are based in Turkey - and recently defected General Mohammad Haj Ali, as well as heads of rebel provincial military councils inside Syria like Qassem Saadeddine, based in Homs province. The Syrian National Council has set November 4 as the date for an opposition unity conference in Qatar, organizers said. The 19-month-old revolt against Assad, which started as peaceful demonstrations, has mushroomed into a civil war with sectarian dimensions, pitting the mainly Sunni Muslim rebels against a power structure dominated by the Alawite minority. Activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed, hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries and more than a million have been displaced inside Syria as entire city districts have been rendered ghost towns by heavy shelling. The British Observatory for Human Rights said 80 people had been killed in Syria by dusk on Tuesday, after 160 died on Monday. Heavy clashes broke out in the city of Hama, and fighting continued in Aleppo and the northern province of Idlib. A Reuters correspondent on Lebanon’s northeastern border with Syria saw a helicopter dropping explosives on the Syrian side of the frontier. Refugees unloading blankets from a pickup truck in an olive grove on the Lebanese side stopped to watch big black plumes of smoke rising into the sky. Underlining increasing international concern about the conflict, Pope Benedict will send a group of top cardinals to visit Syria in coming days to express solidarity with its battered population, the Vatican news service said. U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has called on Shi’ite Muslim Iran, Assad’s closest regional ally, to help arrange a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha later this month. Diplomatic sources said Brahimi is also trying to persuade Assad and the rebels to accept a ceasefire and allow U.N. monitors into the country to oversee it. Brahimi, who took over after Kofi Annan quit in frustration in August, has been travelling around the Middle East trying to nudge regional powers into accepting his plan, which resembles a ceasefire Annan tried in vain to implement, U.N. diplomats said. But diplomatic sources familiar with Brahimi’s proposals said that neither Assad’s government nor the fractious opposition had shown interest in halting the conflict. Major powers at the United Nations remain deadlocked over what to do to defuse Syria’s conflict.

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JAKARTA — Two police officers have been found dead in central Indonesia, a week after they disappeared while investigating suspected terrorist activities, authorities said Wednesday.

and no casualties

National police spokesman Col. Agus Rianto said the officers’ bodies were found Tuesday with their throats slit and stripped of almost all their clothes in a shallow grave in mountainous Poso district of Central Sulawesi province, the site of deadly religious clashes a decade ago. “They apparently were tortured before being killed,” Rianto told a news conference. He refused to say who might be involved, but another police spokesman, Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar, said some members of Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, an organization founded by convicted radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir and designated a terrorist group by the U.S. in February, were involved in the murder. “There is more than one perpetrator and they are well trained,” Amar said, adding the guns of the officers were taken. Rianto said the two had been missing since Oct. 8, a day after police arrested a suspected militant who tipped them off to a possible terrorist training camp in Poso, where clashes between Christians and Muslims left more than 1,000 people dead between 2001 and 2002. Indonesia, a secular nation, has been battling terrorists since 2002, when militants linked to the Southeast Asian network Jemaah Islamiyah began attacking Western nightclubs, restaurants and embassies. More than 260 people have been killed in the attacks, many of them foreign tourists. Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have been carried out by individuals or small groups and have targeted security forces and local “infidels” instead of Westerners, with less deadly results.

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Superhawk 200 jets grounded Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff, Imam Sufaat, has stated that the Air Force will stop using its Superhawk 200 jet fighters temporarily, in the wake of the jet crash in Pasir Putih, Kampar, Riau Islands, during a routine training mission on Tuesday morning. “All Superhawk 200 jets will be grounded until we find out the cause of the crash. This is an anticipatory measure, since we do not want this to happen again,” he said at the State Palace here on Tuesday. Sufaat added that the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee

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“Many of those jets were purchased in 1994,” Safaat added. The Superhawk 200 was made in the UK in 1980. It was reportedly the single-seat ground-attack version that crashed. “The jet crash happened during the preparatory training for `Angkasa Yudha`,” Safaat stated. “In fact, the Air Force planned to conduct war simulation on October 23 in Tanjung Pandan, Belitung, by deploying all types of fighter aircraft, such as F16 and Sukhoi, as well as Superhawk 200,” he explained. “However, now, we will not use the Hawk until we find out the cause of the crash,” Safaat added.

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Journalists hold placard readings “stop violence on journalists” during a rally in front of the Defence Ministry offices in Jakarta on October 17, 2012 to protest alleged attacks by Indonesian Air Force officers on journalists who were working at the site of a crashed British Aerospace Hawk 200 fighter jet in Pekan Baru, Riau province on October 16. At least six journalists were allegedly attacked by soldiers while trying to cover the aftermath of the crash of the military fighter jet, according to media reports.

of the Indonesian Air Force was still investigating the cause of the crash. “We cannot estimate how long this investigation will take, since there are many things that need to be investigated. However, I believe this was not caused by human error,” he stated. “There might be something wrong with the jet`s engine because the aviator will not eject himself out of the jet without any reason. I think he faced some engine trouble, so he decided to get out of the aircraft,” Sufaat noted. He said the Indonesian Air Force had two squadrons of Superhawk 200, with as many as 32 aircraft.

JAKARTA - The new Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) a day after being installed by Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, on Tuesday observed Pademangan, one of the densely populated areas in the capital city. “We wish to see about the condition of drainage, settlement areas and green open space,” the new governor who was accompanied by some of his ranking staffs said. While passing through the narrow paths and saw the gutters which are full of garbage, Jokowi called on chief of the city`s public works office to pay attention and also asked the residents` readiness to help remove the garbage accumulating in the gutters. “I directly instruct them (public

works officials and residents) to remove the garbage from the gutters. I asked them to clean the gutters in a week,” the governor noted. According to him, the fund for cleaning the gutters have been allocated in the city`s 2012 budget, so such work can immediately conducted. “Just take it easy, money to finance the activities is available,” he cited. Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, installed Joko Widodo and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) as governor and vice governor respectively to replace Fauzi Bowo and Prijanto following their victory in the run-off election last month. Thousands of Jokowi-Ahok supporters crowded the venue of the event to welcome the instal-

lation of their candidates as the new Jakarta governor and vice governor. The Jokowi-Ahok ticket`s victory was phenomenal as only two political parties namely PDIP and Gerindra supported the candidates while most political parties were behind Fauzi Bowo who ran with Nachrowi Ramli. The public meanwhile have expressed high hope from the new governor and vice governor to settle various problems faced by the capital city. A political observer from the state Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah here, Burhanuddin Muhtadi, said the public expectations would be the biggest challenge to be faced by the new leaders.


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West Bali National Park IBP

West Bali National Park is nature conservation with pure ecosystem managed by zone system for multiple research purpose involving the education, tourism and recreation. It is one of the national park located west side of Bali Island with beautiful panoramic, unique nature ecosystem and fresh atmosphere. West Bali National Park or most the local people call Taman National Bali Barat is one of the tourist destinations in Negara Regency and many visited by tourists. It is situated in west side of Bali Island and close to Gilimanuk Port or about 4 hours drive away from Bali’s International Airport. Some of the Bali West National Park Area located in Grokgak sub district, Singaraja Regency and some of the area located in Melaya Sub district, Jembrana Regency. It is very easy to locate it from Denpasar direction to follow the main road go to Gilimanuk Port or Singaraja town to Gilimanuk Port. According to Republic Indonesia Forestry Minister decision written on the official letter no 493/Kpts-II/1995 that West Bali National Park own 19.002,89 ha which is consisted of 15.587,89 ha land and 3.415 ha ocean. The conservation effort toward the ecosystem at this park goes to

three objective activities as follows:

1. To protect the ecosystem those support the life 2. Pickling the variety of flora and fauna including the habitat 3. Exploiting everlastingly the nature resources including the ecosystem

Kecik (Manilkara Kauki), Sono Keling (Dalbergia Latifolia). From the fauna, Jalak Bali Birth (Leucopsar Rothscildi) is one of the endemic fauna in Bali Island there are pure habitat found in this park along to Prapat Agung and surrounding

area. Other faunas can be found at this park involving cow, deer, mouse deer, venison, wild cat, grey and black monkeys. Beside of the above animals, a couple of reptiles and other 60 rash of births also can be found. The condition of coral

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reef at this park is highly varied with unique combination and multifarious of habitats. In year 1998, it was recorded 110 kinds of coral including 22 mushroom corals and up to now, it was recorded that this park own 222 kinds of fish.

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West Bali National Park area is a green are spread out along the main road Denpasar – Gilimanuk – Singaraja about 150 kilometers. Topographic of this park own constant gradation between mount, hill, valley, bay and sea. The mountain area is involving up to 71% from the total park area as protected forest with multifarious faunas like deer, forest pig, lion, birth etc. meanwhile the flat area is about 29% located in north part of main road Gilimanuk – Singaraja until Java Sea. If we look from the conception, this area is a Giri/Gunung or mounts which is completed by the forest (Wanagiri). According to Kidung Utama Tantri script there is a word mention Ning Wana Ukir which gives the direction that the Wana Giri philosophy is well written to describe the total of this world. West Bali National Park own high potential of flora and fauna those are consisted of 14 variety of protected floras involving Sawo

AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa leads his compatriot Jorge Lorenzo during the MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Pedrosa won the race while Lorenzo took second.

Pedrosa focused on winning more races, not thinking of title

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Dani Pedrosa believes ignoring the championship situation and focussing on each race individually will aid his bid for a hat-trick of wins this weekend in Malaysia. The Spaniard enters Sepang on the back of emphatic wins at Aragon and Motegi, which themselves followed wins in the US and the Czech Republic. Only a first-lap exit at Misano has prevented him from winning every race since August. Despite that, Pedrosa’s title fate is still not in his own hands, with Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo still holding a 28-point lead - meaning he can guarantee the title simply by finishing third in the last three races regardless of what Pedrosa manages. The Honda man insists ignoring such implications, and simply pushing as hard as possible, gives him the best chance of continuing his recent run. “I’m really enjoying racing at the moment and I want to continue like this, pushing the maximum from our side without thinking

about the others,” Pedrosa said. “It’s two seasons since I raced in Sepang and I’m looking forward to it now. “It’s a track where you have a little bit of everything - it’s hard to ride, it’s hot, there are fast and slow corners, hard braking, long straights... and everybody has references from the tests. “Nevertheless, we need to wait to see on Friday what the temperature and track conditions are like to understand how the tyres will work because it’s normally very slippery.”

Team-mate Casey Stoner, meanwhile, continues to be hindered by his ankle injury, but predicted that the smoother nature of Sepang could prove more favourable than Suzuka. “My ankle isn’t feeling very good after the race in Japan so I’ll be resting it as much as possible this week before going on track on Friday,” Stoner explained. “It’s going to be a hot weekend and it’s a physically demanding circuit, [but] the track is a little smoother and more flowing so hopefully I won’t have so many issues as I had in Japan.” Stoner added that revisiting the circuit where Marco Simoncelli lost his life last year would be difficult, saying: “This weekend marks the anniversary of Marco’s death so I’m sure it will be a strange feeling when we all get on track.”

LONDON - David Ferrer has ensured Spanish representation at the ATP World Tour finals by booking his place at the eight-man finale taking place in London for the fourth year next month. Ferrer joins his compatriot Rafa Nadal as one of the five players guaranteed a place in the year-ender, although the injured Nadal has not played a match since June and the chances of him lining up at the O2 Arena are diminishing. World number one Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have also qualified. Ferrer, ranked fifth in the world, has enjoyed another consistent season, qualifying for his fourth consecutive ATP finals on the back of winning five titles this year. “I am very happy because to qualify for the World Tour Finals is a great achievement,” the 30-year-old Ferrer said. “It’s always one of my goals at the beginning of each year. I look forward to coming back to the O2 in London to play against the best players in the world in November. The atmosphere in the stadium is incredible there.” Ten-times grand slam champion Nadal has not written off his hopes of appearing in London but earlier this month said it would be difficult after a long recovery from the knee problems that have dogged his career. Should he not recover, the ninthranked player, currently Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, would qualify for the round-robin tournament. Czech Tomas Berdych, Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro and last year’s runner-up JoWilfried Tsonga of France are also on the brink of qualifying. The tournament begins on Nov. 5.

Ferrari hands Felipe Massa one-year contract extension Felipe Massa will stay at Ferrari for another season after the Italian squad confirmed a new deal for the Brazilian driver on Tuesday. Massa’s position alongside Fernando Alonso was in doubt for several months after a poor start to the season during which he struggled to even score points. Before this year’s Japanese

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Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil makes a pit stop during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Grand Prix, the Brazilian had last been on the podium in 2010 in Korea. Massa, however, turned his form around and began to show the kind of competitiveness Ferrari wanted from him, a resurgence that has secured him a contract extension, as reported by AUTOSPORT on Sunday. The Ferrari driver has been with the team since the 2006 season, during which time he has scored 11 wins. He finished runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world championship. Massa said after the Korean Grand Prix that he believed he was

back to his best following a difficult period. “I feel very strong now, to be honest,” he said. “I feel in a strong direction, driving the car more in an automatic way, so I am much more happy. “To put everything together is really nice, so the most important thing is to go in the car and have fun. When you go in the car and you don’t have fun or be happy, even if you have one of the best jobs in the world, it is not nice. “If you are not happy you cannot do the job in the right direction. So the situation is now happier and much better.”


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Classy Argentina take winning form to Chile Reuters

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina’s world class forwards were instrumental in a 2-1 away win over Chile on Tuesday that gave the visitors a three-point lead in the standings as the South American World Cup qualifying campaign takes a break until March. Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain struck within minutes of each other half an hour into the match, taking their personal tallies to seven, with Chile pulling one back through substitute Felipe Gutierrez in added time at the end of the game. Argentina have 20 points from nine matches, three more than Ecuador, who drew 1-1 away at Venezuela, and four ahead of Colombia, who have a game in hand. They rode their luck in the opening half hour when Chile created several chances, then showed superior finishing to settle the match. “We have forwards of huge standing who normally never forgive (mistakes). Argentina were sharper with their finishing,” Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella told reporters. “We knew Chile would take the ball from us a lot and we had to be very concentrated in defence.”

France’s Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates a last-minute equaliser against Spain followed by team mate Blaise Matuidi (R) during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, October 16, 2012.

Travelling is a risky business in the tight nine-nation South American group, so Argentina have taken out good insurance with Tuesday’s win because anything can happen in the remaining seven rounds of matches next year. Uruguay, the top South American team at the 2010 finals in South Africa where they finished fourth, lost 4-1 to Bolivia in La Paz, where striker Carlos Saucedo bagged a hat-trick. The Uruguayans, renowned for their strong defence, have conceded 11 goals in their last three away matches and taken one point out of a possible 12, yet are in fifth place. Fifth is good enough for a playoff, just like three years ago when they needed to beat Costa Rica over two legs to pick up the last berth for South Africa. “We still have chances (of qualifying). If Bolivia, who had five points, thought about going to the World Cup and will continue thinking that with this victory, why can’t we with 12 points?” coach Oscar Tabarez said. “We made mistakes that make us think we’re not well, but we also did things that make us realise we’re not bad,” he told reporters after his team struggled in the thin air of La Paz.

France snatch last-gasp equaliser to hold Spain

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MADRID - France substitute Olivier Giroud headed past a diving Iker Casillas with almost the last touch of the game to snatch a 1-1 draw against world champions Spain in their World Cup Group I qualifier on Tuesday. Giroud’s fine effort from Franck Ribery’s centre after he had been on the pitch a matter of minutes denied the Spanish a 25th successive win in major championship qualifiers but was no more than France deserved after a gritty second-half display. Striker Karim Benzema had said he and his team mates would be 11 warriors on the pitch and Didier Deschamps’s side put a poor firsthalf performance behind them in which they were chasing the ball for long periods to rattle the Spanish and deny their playmakers time and space. Sergio Ramos had put Spain ahead in the 25th minute before France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved a weakly-struck Cesc Fabregas penalty shortly before the

break. France looked a different side in the second half and Spain were unusually ragged, the visitors almost equalising several times before Giroud leaped to nod the ball into the corner of the net in the fourth minute of added time. There was only enough time for Spain to kick off again before the referee blew the final whistle to prompt wild celebrations from Deschamps and his men and whistling and booing from the home support. “After all the work we put in for

90 minutes against such a tough team you are left looking a bit foolish when you concede a draw having the three points practically in the bag,” Ramos told Spanish television. “The goal was more our mistake than any merit of France’s but you shouldn’t blame anyone,” added the Real Madrid centre back. “We also had our chances, especially in the first half, to kill the game and we did not know how to. “I am happy with the goal but it doesn’t

mean much if you don’t get the three points.” COMPLETE CONTROL

Vicente del Bosque’s all-conquering Spain side looked in complete control when Ramos put them ahead after fine work from Pedro. It was Pedro, who scored a hat-trick against Belarus on Friday, who won the penalty when he was felled by Laurent Koscielny but Fabregas sent his kick to Lloris’s right at a comfortable height. After David Silva had been forced off injured in the 13th minute, Del Bosque’s plans were further disrupted when Alvaro Arbeloa limped off five minutes after the break. Arbeloa’s replacement Juanfran did not do his chances of winning a regular

starting place any good when he surrendered possession and allowed France to mount the attack that led to the equaliser. “They pressured us a lot in the second half and we gave them too much space,” Del Bosque told Spanish TV. “But that’s not to take anything away from them getting the draw,” he added. Spain, who play away in France at the end of March, remain top of the group, level with the French on seven points from three matches but ahead on goal difference. It was only their fifth draw in their last 52 competitive matches at home, with one defeat by Greece in Zaragoza in June 2003, while Casillas missed the chance to become the first Spain goalkeeper to feature in 10 consecutive games without conceding.

Endo’s Japan record ruined by Brazil thumping Reuters

TOKYO - Japan midfielder Yasuhito Endo’s record 123rd appearance for his country was spoiled by party poopers Brazil, who ran out 4-0 winners in their international friendly in Poland on Tuesday. A double from Neymar and further goals from Paulinho and Kaka inflicted Japan’s worse defeat under Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni and Endo was typically frank in his assessment. “It shows we lack that bit of edge and accuracy in front of goal,” Endo told Japanese media on Wednesday. “We know we can still be on the end of big defeats like this but we can still improve and we’re capable of making more chances.” The 32-year-old, who made his Japan debut against Argentina in 2002, surpassed former defender Masami Ihara’s 122 caps in the friendly. “It’s a great honour,” Endo added. “I hope I can keep playing and keep improving as a player.” There was no repeat of Japan’s shock 1-0 win over France last Friday, however, as the Asian champions were totally outplayed by five-times World Cup winners Brazil. Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa, who scored the winner against France, said: “We did make one or two chances but the difference was Brazil turned their chances into goals.” Japan were using the two games against France and Brazil to warm up for their World Cup qualifier away to Oman on Nov. 14. “The purpose of the games

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Brazil’s Leandro Castan and Kaka (R) challenge Japan’s Makoto Hasebe during their international friendly soccer match in Wroclaw, October 16, 2012. was to see how Japan could cope with the best teams in the world,” Zaccheroni said. “They are in a different class but the result was disappointing.” Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima

claimed, somewhat optimistically, that the 4-0 scoreline flattered Brazil. “If you look at the score it looks like a big defeat,” he said. “We gave away a couple of soft goals.

Tuesday evening. But shortly after 1945, with the pitch in places resembling a paddling pool and referee Gianluca Rocchi having conducted a second and final pitch inspection, the game was called off and the players returned to their hotels. A Polish FA spokeswoman said neither of the side’ representatives nor the FIFA delegate wanted to make the decision to close the roof. “None of the sides wanted such a solution,” said Agnieszka Olejkowska. “We knew there would be heavy rain but we could not 100 percent predict the downpour.” A spokesperson for the National Sports Centre, which operates the 58,000-seater stadium built to host the European Championship in June, said: “There is a functioning drainage system but with this amount of rain

falling continuously, no system could get rid of this amount of water.” The roof was eventually closed at 2220GMT on Tuesday, with the groundstaff tasked with making sure the pitch is playable by Wednesday. England manager Roy Hodgson said he had no idea why the roof was not closed earlier on Tuesday. “That’s something I can’t answer,” he said. “You will have to speak to the Polish authorities. I am rather hoping they will get it closed now and start work on the pitch as the water is lying on the surface and it will need a lot of attention if we are going to play.” He added: “It was pretty obvious to me early on that this game was not going to be played. But I understand the referee wanted to examine every possibility.

Poland face ridicule after England game postponed

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Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring against Chile during a World Cup 2014 qualifying soccer match in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

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WARSAW - Farce followed heavy rain in descending on Warsaw on Tuesday as Poland’s World Cup Group H qualifier against England was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch after officials failed to close the national stadium’s roof. The game was rearranged for 1500GMT on Wednesday, but the Polish FA was facing an immediate backlash after the decision to leave the retractable roof open despite the city suffering from a sustained storm. “We were made into a laughing stock,” said former Poland international Tomasz Iwan. Thousands of fans were angered after being kept at the stadium while authorities waited in vain to see if the Group H fixture could go ahead later on


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Classy Argentina take winning form to Chile Reuters

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina’s world class forwards were instrumental in a 2-1 away win over Chile on Tuesday that gave the visitors a three-point lead in the standings as the South American World Cup qualifying campaign takes a break until March. Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain struck within minutes of each other half an hour into the match, taking their personal tallies to seven, with Chile pulling one back through substitute Felipe Gutierrez in added time at the end of the game. Argentina have 20 points from nine matches, three more than Ecuador, who drew 1-1 away at Venezuela, and four ahead of Colombia, who have a game in hand. They rode their luck in the opening half hour when Chile created several chances, then showed superior finishing to settle the match. “We have forwards of huge standing who normally never forgive (mistakes). Argentina were sharper with their finishing,” Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella told reporters. “We knew Chile would take the ball from us a lot and we had to be very concentrated in defence.”

France’s Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates a last-minute equaliser against Spain followed by team mate Blaise Matuidi (R) during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, October 16, 2012.

Travelling is a risky business in the tight nine-nation South American group, so Argentina have taken out good insurance with Tuesday’s win because anything can happen in the remaining seven rounds of matches next year. Uruguay, the top South American team at the 2010 finals in South Africa where they finished fourth, lost 4-1 to Bolivia in La Paz, where striker Carlos Saucedo bagged a hat-trick. The Uruguayans, renowned for their strong defence, have conceded 11 goals in their last three away matches and taken one point out of a possible 12, yet are in fifth place. Fifth is good enough for a playoff, just like three years ago when they needed to beat Costa Rica over two legs to pick up the last berth for South Africa. “We still have chances (of qualifying). If Bolivia, who had five points, thought about going to the World Cup and will continue thinking that with this victory, why can’t we with 12 points?” coach Oscar Tabarez said. “We made mistakes that make us think we’re not well, but we also did things that make us realise we’re not bad,” he told reporters after his team struggled in the thin air of La Paz.

France snatch last-gasp equaliser to hold Spain

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MADRID - France substitute Olivier Giroud headed past a diving Iker Casillas with almost the last touch of the game to snatch a 1-1 draw against world champions Spain in their World Cup Group I qualifier on Tuesday. Giroud’s fine effort from Franck Ribery’s centre after he had been on the pitch a matter of minutes denied the Spanish a 25th successive win in major championship qualifiers but was no more than France deserved after a gritty second-half display. Striker Karim Benzema had said he and his team mates would be 11 warriors on the pitch and Didier Deschamps’s side put a poor firsthalf performance behind them in which they were chasing the ball for long periods to rattle the Spanish and deny their playmakers time and space. Sergio Ramos had put Spain ahead in the 25th minute before France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved a weakly-struck Cesc Fabregas penalty shortly before the

break. France looked a different side in the second half and Spain were unusually ragged, the visitors almost equalising several times before Giroud leaped to nod the ball into the corner of the net in the fourth minute of added time. There was only enough time for Spain to kick off again before the referee blew the final whistle to prompt wild celebrations from Deschamps and his men and whistling and booing from the home support. “After all the work we put in for

90 minutes against such a tough team you are left looking a bit foolish when you concede a draw having the three points practically in the bag,” Ramos told Spanish television. “The goal was more our mistake than any merit of France’s but you shouldn’t blame anyone,” added the Real Madrid centre back. “We also had our chances, especially in the first half, to kill the game and we did not know how to. “I am happy with the goal but it doesn’t

mean much if you don’t get the three points.” COMPLETE CONTROL

Vicente del Bosque’s all-conquering Spain side looked in complete control when Ramos put them ahead after fine work from Pedro. It was Pedro, who scored a hat-trick against Belarus on Friday, who won the penalty when he was felled by Laurent Koscielny but Fabregas sent his kick to Lloris’s right at a comfortable height. After David Silva had been forced off injured in the 13th minute, Del Bosque’s plans were further disrupted when Alvaro Arbeloa limped off five minutes after the break. Arbeloa’s replacement Juanfran did not do his chances of winning a regular

starting place any good when he surrendered possession and allowed France to mount the attack that led to the equaliser. “They pressured us a lot in the second half and we gave them too much space,” Del Bosque told Spanish TV. “But that’s not to take anything away from them getting the draw,” he added. Spain, who play away in France at the end of March, remain top of the group, level with the French on seven points from three matches but ahead on goal difference. It was only their fifth draw in their last 52 competitive matches at home, with one defeat by Greece in Zaragoza in June 2003, while Casillas missed the chance to become the first Spain goalkeeper to feature in 10 consecutive games without conceding.

Endo’s Japan record ruined by Brazil thumping Reuters

TOKYO - Japan midfielder Yasuhito Endo’s record 123rd appearance for his country was spoiled by party poopers Brazil, who ran out 4-0 winners in their international friendly in Poland on Tuesday. A double from Neymar and further goals from Paulinho and Kaka inflicted Japan’s worse defeat under Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni and Endo was typically frank in his assessment. “It shows we lack that bit of edge and accuracy in front of goal,” Endo told Japanese media on Wednesday. “We know we can still be on the end of big defeats like this but we can still improve and we’re capable of making more chances.” The 32-year-old, who made his Japan debut against Argentina in 2002, surpassed former defender Masami Ihara’s 122 caps in the friendly. “It’s a great honour,” Endo added. “I hope I can keep playing and keep improving as a player.” There was no repeat of Japan’s shock 1-0 win over France last Friday, however, as the Asian champions were totally outplayed by five-times World Cup winners Brazil. Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa, who scored the winner against France, said: “We did make one or two chances but the difference was Brazil turned their chances into goals.” Japan were using the two games against France and Brazil to warm up for their World Cup qualifier away to Oman on Nov. 14. “The purpose of the games

REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Brazil’s Leandro Castan and Kaka (R) challenge Japan’s Makoto Hasebe during their international friendly soccer match in Wroclaw, October 16, 2012. was to see how Japan could cope with the best teams in the world,” Zaccheroni said. “They are in a different class but the result was disappointing.” Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima

claimed, somewhat optimistically, that the 4-0 scoreline flattered Brazil. “If you look at the score it looks like a big defeat,” he said. “We gave away a couple of soft goals.

Tuesday evening. But shortly after 1945, with the pitch in places resembling a paddling pool and referee Gianluca Rocchi having conducted a second and final pitch inspection, the game was called off and the players returned to their hotels. A Polish FA spokeswoman said neither of the side’ representatives nor the FIFA delegate wanted to make the decision to close the roof. “None of the sides wanted such a solution,” said Agnieszka Olejkowska. “We knew there would be heavy rain but we could not 100 percent predict the downpour.” A spokesperson for the National Sports Centre, which operates the 58,000-seater stadium built to host the European Championship in June, said: “There is a functioning drainage system but with this amount of rain

falling continuously, no system could get rid of this amount of water.” The roof was eventually closed at 2220GMT on Tuesday, with the groundstaff tasked with making sure the pitch is playable by Wednesday. England manager Roy Hodgson said he had no idea why the roof was not closed earlier on Tuesday. “That’s something I can’t answer,” he said. “You will have to speak to the Polish authorities. I am rather hoping they will get it closed now and start work on the pitch as the water is lying on the surface and it will need a lot of attention if we are going to play.” He added: “It was pretty obvious to me early on that this game was not going to be played. But I understand the referee wanted to examine every possibility.

Poland face ridicule after England game postponed

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Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring against Chile during a World Cup 2014 qualifying soccer match in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

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WARSAW - Farce followed heavy rain in descending on Warsaw on Tuesday as Poland’s World Cup Group H qualifier against England was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch after officials failed to close the national stadium’s roof. The game was rearranged for 1500GMT on Wednesday, but the Polish FA was facing an immediate backlash after the decision to leave the retractable roof open despite the city suffering from a sustained storm. “We were made into a laughing stock,” said former Poland international Tomasz Iwan. Thousands of fans were angered after being kept at the stadium while authorities waited in vain to see if the Group H fixture could go ahead later on


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West Bali National Park IBP

West Bali National Park is nature conservation with pure ecosystem managed by zone system for multiple research purpose involving the education, tourism and recreation. It is one of the national park located west side of Bali Island with beautiful panoramic, unique nature ecosystem and fresh atmosphere. West Bali National Park or most the local people call Taman National Bali Barat is one of the tourist destinations in Negara Regency and many visited by tourists. It is situated in west side of Bali Island and close to Gilimanuk Port or about 4 hours drive away from Bali’s International Airport. Some of the Bali West National Park Area located in Grokgak sub district, Singaraja Regency and some of the area located in Melaya Sub district, Jembrana Regency. It is very easy to locate it from Denpasar direction to follow the main road go to Gilimanuk Port or Singaraja town to Gilimanuk Port. According to Republic Indonesia Forestry Minister decision written on the official letter no 493/Kpts-II/1995 that West Bali National Park own 19.002,89 ha which is consisted of 15.587,89 ha land and 3.415 ha ocean. The conservation effort toward the ecosystem at this park goes to

three objective activities as follows:

1. To protect the ecosystem those support the life 2. Pickling the variety of flora and fauna including the habitat 3. Exploiting everlastingly the nature resources including the ecosystem

Kecik (Manilkara Kauki), Sono Keling (Dalbergia Latifolia). From the fauna, Jalak Bali Birth (Leucopsar Rothscildi) is one of the endemic fauna in Bali Island there are pure habitat found in this park along to Prapat Agung and surrounding

area. Other faunas can be found at this park involving cow, deer, mouse deer, venison, wild cat, grey and black monkeys. Beside of the above animals, a couple of reptiles and other 60 rash of births also can be found. The condition of coral

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Ferrer books place in London finals

reef at this park is highly varied with unique combination and multifarious of habitats. In year 1998, it was recorded 110 kinds of coral including 22 mushroom corals and up to now, it was recorded that this park own 222 kinds of fish.

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West Bali National Park area is a green are spread out along the main road Denpasar – Gilimanuk – Singaraja about 150 kilometers. Topographic of this park own constant gradation between mount, hill, valley, bay and sea. The mountain area is involving up to 71% from the total park area as protected forest with multifarious faunas like deer, forest pig, lion, birth etc. meanwhile the flat area is about 29% located in north part of main road Gilimanuk – Singaraja until Java Sea. If we look from the conception, this area is a Giri/Gunung or mounts which is completed by the forest (Wanagiri). According to Kidung Utama Tantri script there is a word mention Ning Wana Ukir which gives the direction that the Wana Giri philosophy is well written to describe the total of this world. West Bali National Park own high potential of flora and fauna those are consisted of 14 variety of protected floras involving Sawo

AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa leads his compatriot Jorge Lorenzo during the MotoGP Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Pedrosa won the race while Lorenzo took second.

Pedrosa focused on winning more races, not thinking of title

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Dani Pedrosa believes ignoring the championship situation and focussing on each race individually will aid his bid for a hat-trick of wins this weekend in Malaysia. The Spaniard enters Sepang on the back of emphatic wins at Aragon and Motegi, which themselves followed wins in the US and the Czech Republic. Only a first-lap exit at Misano has prevented him from winning every race since August. Despite that, Pedrosa’s title fate is still not in his own hands, with Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo still holding a 28-point lead - meaning he can guarantee the title simply by finishing third in the last three races regardless of what Pedrosa manages. The Honda man insists ignoring such implications, and simply pushing as hard as possible, gives him the best chance of continuing his recent run. “I’m really enjoying racing at the moment and I want to continue like this, pushing the maximum from our side without thinking

about the others,” Pedrosa said. “It’s two seasons since I raced in Sepang and I’m looking forward to it now. “It’s a track where you have a little bit of everything - it’s hard to ride, it’s hot, there are fast and slow corners, hard braking, long straights... and everybody has references from the tests. “Nevertheless, we need to wait to see on Friday what the temperature and track conditions are like to understand how the tyres will work because it’s normally very slippery.”

Team-mate Casey Stoner, meanwhile, continues to be hindered by his ankle injury, but predicted that the smoother nature of Sepang could prove more favourable than Suzuka. “My ankle isn’t feeling very good after the race in Japan so I’ll be resting it as much as possible this week before going on track on Friday,” Stoner explained. “It’s going to be a hot weekend and it’s a physically demanding circuit, [but] the track is a little smoother and more flowing so hopefully I won’t have so many issues as I had in Japan.” Stoner added that revisiting the circuit where Marco Simoncelli lost his life last year would be difficult, saying: “This weekend marks the anniversary of Marco’s death so I’m sure it will be a strange feeling when we all get on track.”

LONDON - David Ferrer has ensured Spanish representation at the ATP World Tour finals by booking his place at the eight-man finale taking place in London for the fourth year next month. Ferrer joins his compatriot Rafa Nadal as one of the five players guaranteed a place in the year-ender, although the injured Nadal has not played a match since June and the chances of him lining up at the O2 Arena are diminishing. World number one Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have also qualified. Ferrer, ranked fifth in the world, has enjoyed another consistent season, qualifying for his fourth consecutive ATP finals on the back of winning five titles this year. “I am very happy because to qualify for the World Tour Finals is a great achievement,” the 30-year-old Ferrer said. “It’s always one of my goals at the beginning of each year. I look forward to coming back to the O2 in London to play against the best players in the world in November. The atmosphere in the stadium is incredible there.” Ten-times grand slam champion Nadal has not written off his hopes of appearing in London but earlier this month said it would be difficult after a long recovery from the knee problems that have dogged his career. Should he not recover, the ninthranked player, currently Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic, would qualify for the round-robin tournament. Czech Tomas Berdych, Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro and last year’s runner-up JoWilfried Tsonga of France are also on the brink of qualifying. The tournament begins on Nov. 5.

Ferrari hands Felipe Massa one-year contract extension Felipe Massa will stay at Ferrari for another season after the Italian squad confirmed a new deal for the Brazilian driver on Tuesday. Massa’s position alongside Fernando Alonso was in doubt for several months after a poor start to the season during which he struggled to even score points. Before this year’s Japanese

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Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil makes a pit stop during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Grand Prix, the Brazilian had last been on the podium in 2010 in Korea. Massa, however, turned his form around and began to show the kind of competitiveness Ferrari wanted from him, a resurgence that has secured him a contract extension, as reported by AUTOSPORT on Sunday. The Ferrari driver has been with the team since the 2006 season, during which time he has scored 11 wins. He finished runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world championship. Massa said after the Korean Grand Prix that he believed he was

back to his best following a difficult period. “I feel very strong now, to be honest,” he said. “I feel in a strong direction, driving the car more in an automatic way, so I am much more happy. “To put everything together is really nice, so the most important thing is to go in the car and have fun. When you go in the car and you don’t have fun or be happy, even if you have one of the best jobs in the world, it is not nice. “If you are not happy you cannot do the job in the right direction. So the situation is now happier and much better.”


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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama speak directly to each other during the second U.S. presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012.

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HEMPSTEAD — President Barack Obama went on the attack against Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a critical debate Tuesday, looking to rebound from an earlier matchup when he was seen as listless and distracted. The stakes of the town hall-style debate could not have been higher. With just three weeks to go before Election Day, the race is locked in a dead heat and many Americans are already casting ballots in states with early voting. Obama strode onto the stage seeking a stronger showing than in the initial debate on Oct. 3, when he had sent shudders through his supporters and helped fuel a rise in opinion polls by Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. The open-stage format, with no physical objects between them, placed incumbent and challenger face to face and, when they chose, directly in each other’s faces. Their physical encounters crackled with energy and tension, and the crowd watched raptly as the two sparred while struggling to appear calm and affable before a national television audience. From the opening moments, Obama was aggressive. He criticized Romney’s opposition to the Democrats’ bailout of the auto industry and rejected Romney’s economic proposals as squeezing the middle class.

“Gov. Romney says he’s got a five-point plan. Gov. Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules,” Obama said. He also said Romney had shifted positions on energy, criticizing coal production years ago and supporting it now. At least twice, Obama accused Romney of being untruthful. Romney responded in kind. He said the Obama administration’s spending was swelling the deficit and would lead to big tax hikes. He criticized Obama’s handling of the economy and blamed the president for high gasoline prices. “The middle class has been crushed over the last four years,” Romney said. The two men interrupted one another early and often, speaking over each other to the point that neither could be understood. “You’ll get your chance in a moment. I’m still speaking,” Romney said as he tried to cut off Obama at one point. There would be little time for

either candidate to recover from a weak showing Tuesday. Only one more debate, next Monday, remains after Tuesday’s faceoff and that one deals with foreign policy, a secondary issue in a race dominated by the economy. Tuesday’s debate was before an audience of 80 uncommitted voters posing questions to the candidates. Obama needed to strike the right balance in coming on strong against Romney without turning off the audience — and tens of millions of television viewers — by going too negative. Obama has said his first debate performance was “too polite.” The economy, the biggest issue in the election, was unsurprisingly the first topic in the debate. There are sharp differences between the two candidates. Obama says his policies prevented a catastrophic economic meltdown, saved the U.S. auto industry and has put the economy on the road to recovery. Romney, a wealthy businessman, argues that Obama has failed to turn around the economy and it is time for new leadership.

BEIRUT - Syria’s divided rebels have agreed to set up a joint leadership to oversee their battle to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, two insurgent sources said on Tuesday as fighting raged in cities across the country. Rebels hope the decision, taken after increasing pressure from foreign supporters on them to unite, will help convince those backers that they are a credible and coordinated fighting force deserving to be supplied with more powerful weapons. “The agreement has been reached, they only need to sign it now,” one rebel source said. Foreign supporters “are telling us: ‘Sort yourselves out and unite, we need a clear and credible side to provide it with quality weapons’.” He said Qatar and Turkey were the main drivers behind the agreement, which might be formally announced this month. It is the latest attempt to bring together Assad’s disparate armed opponents, most of whom have fought nominally under the banner of the rebel Free Syrian Army but who in practice have operated independently, often weakened by deep rivalries. The new leadership will include FSA leaders Riad alAsaad and Mustafa Sheikh - criticized by many rebels because they are based in Turkey - and recently defected General Mohammad Haj Ali, as well as heads of rebel provincial military councils inside Syria like Qassem Saadeddine, based in Homs province. The Syrian National Council has set November 4 as the date for an opposition unity conference in Qatar, organizers said. The 19-month-old revolt against Assad, which started as peaceful demonstrations, has mushroomed into a civil war with sectarian dimensions, pitting the mainly Sunni Muslim rebels against a power structure dominated by the Alawite minority. Activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed, hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries and more than a million have been displaced inside Syria as entire city districts have been rendered ghost towns by heavy shelling. The British Observatory for Human Rights said 80 people had been killed in Syria by dusk on Tuesday, after 160 died on Monday. Heavy clashes broke out in the city of Hama, and fighting continued in Aleppo and the northern province of Idlib. A Reuters correspondent on Lebanon’s northeastern border with Syria saw a helicopter dropping explosives on the Syrian side of the frontier. Refugees unloading blankets from a pickup truck in an olive grove on the Lebanese side stopped to watch big black plumes of smoke rising into the sky. Underlining increasing international concern about the conflict, Pope Benedict will send a group of top cardinals to visit Syria in coming days to express solidarity with its battered population, the Vatican news service said. U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has called on Shi’ite Muslim Iran, Assad’s closest regional ally, to help arrange a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha later this month. Diplomatic sources said Brahimi is also trying to persuade Assad and the rebels to accept a ceasefire and allow U.N. monitors into the country to oversee it. Brahimi, who took over after Kofi Annan quit in frustration in August, has been travelling around the Middle East trying to nudge regional powers into accepting his plan, which resembles a ceasefire Annan tried in vain to implement, U.N. diplomats said. But diplomatic sources familiar with Brahimi’s proposals said that neither Assad’s government nor the fractious opposition had shown interest in halting the conflict. Major powers at the United Nations remain deadlocked over what to do to defuse Syria’s conflict.

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JAKARTA — Two police officers have been found dead in central Indonesia, a week after they disappeared while investigating suspected terrorist activities, authorities said Wednesday.

and no casualties

National police spokesman Col. Agus Rianto said the officers’ bodies were found Tuesday with their throats slit and stripped of almost all their clothes in a shallow grave in mountainous Poso district of Central Sulawesi province, the site of deadly religious clashes a decade ago. “They apparently were tortured before being killed,” Rianto told a news conference. He refused to say who might be involved, but another police spokesman, Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar, said some members of Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, an organization founded by convicted radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir and designated a terrorist group by the U.S. in February, were involved in the murder. “There is more than one perpetrator and they are well trained,” Amar said, adding the guns of the officers were taken. Rianto said the two had been missing since Oct. 8, a day after police arrested a suspected militant who tipped them off to a possible terrorist training camp in Poso, where clashes between Christians and Muslims left more than 1,000 people dead between 2001 and 2002. Indonesia, a secular nation, has been battling terrorists since 2002, when militants linked to the Southeast Asian network Jemaah Islamiyah began attacking Western nightclubs, restaurants and embassies. More than 260 people have been killed in the attacks, many of them foreign tourists. Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have been carried out by individuals or small groups and have targeted security forces and local “infidels” instead of Westerners, with less deadly results.

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Superhawk 200 jets grounded Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff, Imam Sufaat, has stated that the Air Force will stop using its Superhawk 200 jet fighters temporarily, in the wake of the jet crash in Pasir Putih, Kampar, Riau Islands, during a routine training mission on Tuesday morning. “All Superhawk 200 jets will be grounded until we find out the cause of the crash. This is an anticipatory measure, since we do not want this to happen again,” he said at the State Palace here on Tuesday. Sufaat added that the Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee

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“Many of those jets were purchased in 1994,” Safaat added. The Superhawk 200 was made in the UK in 1980. It was reportedly the single-seat ground-attack version that crashed. “The jet crash happened during the preparatory training for `Angkasa Yudha`,” Safaat stated. “In fact, the Air Force planned to conduct war simulation on October 23 in Tanjung Pandan, Belitung, by deploying all types of fighter aircraft, such as F16 and Sukhoi, as well as Superhawk 200,” he explained. “However, now, we will not use the Hawk until we find out the cause of the crash,” Safaat added.

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Journalists hold placard readings “stop violence on journalists” during a rally in front of the Defence Ministry offices in Jakarta on October 17, 2012 to protest alleged attacks by Indonesian Air Force officers on journalists who were working at the site of a crashed British Aerospace Hawk 200 fighter jet in Pekan Baru, Riau province on October 16. At least six journalists were allegedly attacked by soldiers while trying to cover the aftermath of the crash of the military fighter jet, according to media reports.

of the Indonesian Air Force was still investigating the cause of the crash. “We cannot estimate how long this investigation will take, since there are many things that need to be investigated. However, I believe this was not caused by human error,” he stated. “There might be something wrong with the jet`s engine because the aviator will not eject himself out of the jet without any reason. I think he faced some engine trouble, so he decided to get out of the aircraft,” Sufaat noted. He said the Indonesian Air Force had two squadrons of Superhawk 200, with as many as 32 aircraft.

JAKARTA - The new Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) a day after being installed by Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, on Tuesday observed Pademangan, one of the densely populated areas in the capital city. “We wish to see about the condition of drainage, settlement areas and green open space,” the new governor who was accompanied by some of his ranking staffs said. While passing through the narrow paths and saw the gutters which are full of garbage, Jokowi called on chief of the city`s public works office to pay attention and also asked the residents` readiness to help remove the garbage accumulating in the gutters. “I directly instruct them (public

works officials and residents) to remove the garbage from the gutters. I asked them to clean the gutters in a week,” the governor noted. According to him, the fund for cleaning the gutters have been allocated in the city`s 2012 budget, so such work can immediately conducted. “Just take it easy, money to finance the activities is available,” he cited. Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi, installed Joko Widodo and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) as governor and vice governor respectively to replace Fauzi Bowo and Prijanto following their victory in the run-off election last month. Thousands of Jokowi-Ahok supporters crowded the venue of the event to welcome the instal-

lation of their candidates as the new Jakarta governor and vice governor. The Jokowi-Ahok ticket`s victory was phenomenal as only two political parties namely PDIP and Gerindra supported the candidates while most political parties were behind Fauzi Bowo who ran with Nachrowi Ramli. The public meanwhile have expressed high hope from the new governor and vice governor to settle various problems faced by the capital city. A political observer from the state Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah here, Burhanuddin Muhtadi, said the public expectations would be the biggest challenge to be faced by the new leaders.


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DENPASAR - Dozens of people coalesced into the Traders Association of the Ngurah Rai Airport Bali (P2B) came to Bali Parliament Hall on Tuesday (Oct 16). They asked for protection in order they would not be displaced. Besides, they also asked the House to facilitate the traders so that they would be entirely relocated by PT Angkasa Pura I to the terminal. They carried banners, among which read All Must Be Relocated, Protect Small and Medium Enterprises and Relocation is Nonnegotiable.

MADRID — Rising speculation that Spain will soon ask for outside help to keep a lid on its borrowing costs has helped ease the pressure on the country in financial markets.

A regular Citigroup Inc board meeting to talk about quarterly results took an unexpected turn on Monday night, when simmering tensions between Chairman Michael O’Neill and then Chief Executive Vikram Pandit came to a boil. O’Neill criticized Pandit for being too detached from the bank’s day-to-day operations, and told him to get more involved, according to sources briefed on the situation. Instead, Pandit, who had been thinking of leaving for some time, decided to resign. O’Neill did not stop him, the sources said. John Havens, the bank’s chief operating officer and a close confidant of Pandit’s, also followed in his boss’s footsteps out of the third-largest U.S. bank. In the ensuing scramble, the board pulled out its succession plan and installed Michael Corbat, head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as CEO, announcing the changes to stunned employees,

Wall Street and investors early on Tuesday morning. Pandit believes he is leaving the bank in good shape, but analysts said that Corbat has a good deal of hard work to do. Citigroup faces a shifting regulatory environment, a weak global economy, and questions about its expenses, and many analysts and even employees at the bank wonder if the bank is too big to manage. Pandit was known to have adamantly opposed any break-up

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Office workers make their way to work in Madrid’s business district, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Rising speculation that Spain will soon ask for outside help to keep a lid on its borrowing costs has helped ease the pressure on the country in financial markets.

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markets in an attempt to keep its borrowing costs down. There was also some relief in the markets that Moody’s did not cut its credit rating on the country as had been widely-feared. Instead, Moody’s on Tuesday maintained its Baa3 rating on Spain, the lowest investment grade.

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Market pressure eases on Spain amid bailout hopes The interest rate on Spain’s benchmark 10-year bond has fallen 0.23 percentage points to 5.53 percent in early trading on Wednesday. It has hovered close to 6 percent in recent weeks amid uncertainty over whether the country will apply for aid so that the European Central Bank can begin buying its bonds in the

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of the bank. His exit could revive that talk, particularly in light of comments this summer by Sandy Weill - the man who pioneered the financial supermarket model - suggesting big banks should be broken up. But on a conference call, Corbat emphasized that he does not wish to change the strategic direction of Citigroup. “There is no question that Vikram laid the foundation to support Citi’s long-term growth,” Corbat said. Corbat, 52, is known for being skilled at operating businesses, which the board believed Pandit was not, sources said. Citigroup’s shares closed up 1.6 percent on Tuesday. A Citigroup spokeswoman declined to comment on accounts of AP Photo/Richard Drew, File friction with Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit the board.

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PARIS — The pace at which countries like Greece and Spain cut their deficits with austerity measures must depend on their economic conditions, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Tuesday. Lagarde said that while financially weak countries should hike tax hikes and cut spending to heal their public finances, the pace of those measures may have to be reconsidered in some cases because “conditions have changed” — notably the slowing global economy. Deficit reduction must be “compatible with each country’s circumstances,” she told reporters in Paris on her way back from the IMF’s annual meeting in Tokyo last week. Many European governments, led by Germany, have for years insisted that countries with excessive public debts focus on debt reduction measures, even if that meant the economy was damaged. But some economists argue that the pace of austerity measures in countries like Spain and Greece is now proving counterproductive by worsening their recessions, which deprive governments of valuable tax revenue needed

to cut debt. The issue has become a hot topic of debate in the European Union, whose 27 leaders will meet Thursday and Friday to address the financial crisis. Faced with the evidence that deficit cuts are proving increasingly difficult in some countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to be softening her stance on austerity. She said last week that although Greece was missing its deficit reduction targets — which it had promised to meet in exchange for more bailout loans — it deserved another chance. The International Monetary Fund is in favor of giving Greece two more years to meet the agreed targets. Merkel, who visited Athens last week, has said that extending the timeframe for Greece’s reforms can only be decided after a debt inspector’s report, expected within weeks. In Spain’s case, the government has been imposing new austerity measures that analysts say would pre-qualify it for eurozone aid — should it want or need to request it. Other countries that are pushing through tough budget cuts include Italy, Portugal, Ireland and even larger, traditionally more stable economies like France and Britain.

Chairman of the Trader Association of the Ngurah Rai Airport Bali, Wayan Sukses, in his speech said his party wanted to convey the aspirations to the people’s representatives and requested in order the traders could be entirely relocated to the new terminal that would be implemented by PT Angkasa Pura. Wayan Sukses said that so far there was not relocation but from the explanation given by PT Angkasa Pura some time ago, all the entrepreneurs existing in the airport would be re-tendered. When it came into reality, it was feared the business opportunities for local traders would increasingly reduce and probably the opportunity would be taken by traders from outside Bali, especially those having great capital. “If the retendering will be done, we small businesses will lose out against the big ones. We’ll definitely be displaced because to join the tender we must pay upfront 9 times rental fee,” said Sukses as confirmed by

the other demo participants. According to Sukses, the traders coalesced into the association were Balinese locals consisting of 98 traders. They totally employed 1,500 people. Therefore, if they were displaced to a new place, it would make the 1,500 people lose their job. Sukses confirmed the traders coalesced into the P2B Ngurah Rai demanded so as all traders could be relocated to a new place. Moreover, the airport was expanded, rather than shrunk. Surely, he said, the existing space would be more extensive. The area of domestic space tripled, while the international space doubled. Chairman of the Commission I of Bali House, Made Arjaya, said his party would summon PT Angkasa Pura I. The Bali House requested PT Angkasa Pura to temporarily postpone or suspend the job description and tender process before the meeting between the Bali House, PT Angkasa Pura and traders.

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Dozens of people coalesced into the Traders Association of the Ngurah Rai Airport Bali (P2B) came to Bali Parliament Hall on Tuesday (Oct 16). They asked for protection in order they would not be displaced.

Deputy Chairman of Bali House, Ketut Suandi, said his party would summon and immediately hold a hearing with PT Angkasa Pura and traders. “Tomorrow (Wednesday— Ed), we will invite the airport authority to discuss about the issue. Relocation should be entirely implemented. If this issue has not

been completed, do not organize the tender first,” said Suandi. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Democratic Fraction in the Bali House, Nengah Tamba, doubling as the advisory board to the B2P Ngurah Rai Bali strongly urged the traders to be fully relocated. It was meant in order the local communi-

ties would not even be displaced and did not lose out business opportunity at the airport. “I have sent a short message to the authority of Angkasa Pura to pay attention to the traders. Local people should be given the opportunity because the airport is located in Bali,” he concluded. (kmb29)

Women potential consumers for e-commerce IBP

DENPASAR - Women even though being busy by domestic activity and become housewives, can’t put aside on technology activities. Women, claimed by PR Manager Tokobagus.com, Ichwan Sitorus, are potential consumers for technology update and activities. “The number of women that using technology keep increasing,” he said during the Focus Group Discussion that conducted by Tokoh, a weekly newspaper belong to Bali Post Group on Tuesday.

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Women even though being busy by domestic activity and become housewives, can’t put aside on technology activities. Women, claimed by PR Manager Tokobagus.com, Ichwan Sitorus, are potential consumers for technology update and activities.

According to Ichwan, base on Tokobagus database, women that visiting Tokobagus website are increase around 5 to 10 percent on the third quarter of 2012 comparing to the same period last year. Meanwhile, men only increase around 4 percent in the same period. Based on the figure, around 7 million women visited this e-commerce site on August 2012 or increase around 2 million visitors compare to the same month last year. “Base on the figure, we can conclude that women are potential costumers that can be capture by e-commerce practitioners. We can’t underestimate women that only become housewives, because lots of them also have online business by using the current technology,” he stated. He also mentioned that city women have to be taken seriously as potential consumers because they have lots of activities that will be an effective strategy for promotion. (kmb18)


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Tejakula Hills Forests caught fire Again, fire burst in the forests of Buleleng with this time on the hills of Tejakula Village which is near to the borders of Kintamani Area, Bangli. Up to Tuesday (16/10) forest police tried to turn off fire. Head of Dusun Antapura at Tejakula, Nengah Lengkaya, the people in his area have also tried to turn off the fire but they are facing difficulties due to its height, cliffs and far from houses. Fire can be seen spreading due to the many falling leaves and strong wind. “Anticipation will still take place such as turning off fires by manual way to avoid any fire getting to people’s houses,” Lengkaya explained. Meanwhile Head of Forest Police for Tejakula, Ketut Armada, stated there are 10 hectares of forest with two fire points remaining out of the five previous ones. To turn off the fire, forest police have entranced the forest through east Kintamani or Subaya Village. There are no big trees burnt only bushes and woods. (kmb15)

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Due to victim Polina is ill, the trial schedule to ask victim’s statements for Vladimir Terentyen last Tuesday (16/10) was delayed up to next week. Victim was accused girlfriend who suffers from a slaughter from accused in Kelapa Mas Hotel, Candidasa, Karangasem. It is suspected the incident happened when victim did not want to have sexual intercourse with accused. Victim was hit several times, had serious wounds under the eyes. Vctim reported to Gianyar Police about the incident as after they were in Candidasa, accused brought victim home to a staying place (hotel) at Ubud. Victim was ready to give statement according to public prosecutor yet by Tuesday a fax was sent stating that she was ill along with a doctor’s statement letter given to accused, translator and two accused legal counsels. Accused was confused of what happened as accused have asked the judges through his legal counsel to hold the trial twice in a week so it will be effective and quickly finished. (013)

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos (C) delivers a statement after a meeting with Japan’s Senior Vice Foreign Minister Shuji Kira (not in picture) at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, in this photo by Kyodo October 17, 2012.

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The motorcycle is hanging on a tree on Cokroaminoto Street because of a traffic accident. The onlookers are trying to see the incident and it makes long traffic jam.

Yield of cacao drops

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The declining yields of cacao farmers in Jembrana must now be addressed. Over a period of four years, farmers have always failed to produce maximum harvest yields caused by the attack of virus. In addition, the price at the farmer level also falls, from the previous range of IDR 20,000 plunged to IDR 17,000. did not include it in the action plan 2013. So far, the subak organizations only received the assistance from provincial government. Even, in 2012 they only received the aid for purchasing scissors, sprayer and others. According to him, it did not support the production of cacao farmers in particular. The agricultural sector was only budgeted 0.3 percent or worth IDR 1 billion, both for direct and indirect spending. Such minimal attention was expected to be improved in the future because many farmlands were now at risk of conversion into teak plantation. According to him, the government should take innovative measures to resolve the issue. (kmb26)

The farmer is showing his cacao crop.

TOKYO - Two U.S. servicemen were arrested in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on suspicion of raping a Japanese woman, police said on Wednesday, in an incident that could strain Tokyo’s ties with its closest ally Washington. The case comes at a time when public opinion in Okinawa is at odds with Tokyo for allowing the U.S. deployment of Osprey hybrid aircraft on the island despite lingering concerns about their safety. The arrests also coincide with a sharp deterioration in Japan’s relations with China over a disputed East China Sea island chain that

makes it strategically important for Tokyo to reaffirm its alliance with the United States. U.S. ambassador to Japan John Roos said in a statement that his government was extremely concerned by the incident and was committed to cooperating fully with the Japanese authorities in their investigation. “I am also in close contact with the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan. These allegations, given their seriousness, will continue to command my full personal attention,” Roos said. The two U.S. servicemen are suspected of raping a woman early on Tuesday morning in central Okinawa, an Okinawa police spokes-

man said. He said one of the men had confessed to the rape but the other had denied being involved. The case will likely be handled under Japan’s judicial system, he added. “This should not have happened,” Prime Minister Noda told reporters on the way to his office. Okinawa is major center for the U.S. military based in Japan. Friction over U.S. bases in Okinawa intensified after the 1995 gang rape of a Japanese schoolgirl by U.S. servicemen. The case sparked widespread protests by Okinawans, who had long resented the American presence due to crime, noise and deadly accidents.

The Taliban took responsibility for the car bomb attack in the Zurmat district of Paktia province, saying they had also despatched a group of fighters in suicide vests who managed to enter the base. A spokeswoman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said insurgents fired at the base after the explosion. There were no NATO casualties, she added. Paktia, a small province about 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital Kabul, has been beset by increasing violence over the past two years. “The bomber detonated explosives right in front of a joint base shared by the Afghan army and foreign forces, wounding 45 soldiers,” the deputy governor for Paktia, Gul Rahman Mangal, told Reuters.

Seven civilians were among the wounded, hospital officials in Zurmat added. Violence has been increasing across the country as the deadline of end-2014 looms for most foreign combat troops to leave Afghanistan, leaving the 350,000strong Afghan security forces in control. Heavy casualty rates amongst Afghan security forces - NATO says 243 Afghan soldiers and 292 policemen were killed or wounded in an average month this year - have raised concerns that their ability to tackle insurgents may be dwindling along with morale. A senior government negotiator on Saturday denied that plans by Kabul to seek peace talks with the Taliban were in deadlock, saying progress was under way.

Body of late king returned home

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Chairman of Commission B of the Jembrana House, Nyoman Sutengsu Kusumayasa, said on Tuesday (Oct 16) that related to the issue his party expected the farmers in the future to make innovation. The government supported the innovation such as by providing bailouts for farmers particularly to groups or subak. Technically, it could be given to subak or cooperative and it was not a problem. Most importantly, in years to come there should be a bailout. For instance, the cacao cooperative in Melaya could still survive by relying on the existing funds. Currently, the regional budget had not allocated any funds for bailout. Even, the Agriculture Agency

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PHNOM PENH — The body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation’s capital ahead of the royal funeral. Sihanouk, 89, died Monday of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January. The former monarch was the last surviving Southeast Asian leader who pioneered his nation through postwar independence. He served as prime minister and twice as king before abdicating the throne for good in 2004. His son and successor, King Norodom Sihamoni, had traveled with Prime Minister Hun Sen to Beijing this week to retrieve the body. Both men accompanied the royal casket as it returned to Cam-

bodia on Wednesday on his final journey home. The casket will be driven from the airport to Royal Palace, where it will lie in state for three months, during which time the public can pay respects before it is cremated according to Buddhist ritual. More than 1,000 people, some with tears in their eyes, gathered outside the palace in swelteringly hot weather, many of them kneeling before a portrait of the late monarch. They carried flowers, lit candles, burned incense and prayed. “I needed to come here today to pray and see the body of the king because he dies only one time, not twice,” said Khy Sokhan, a 73-yearold woman in a wheelchair outside the palace. In Beijing late Wednesday morning, traffic authorities cleared several roads and a highway as a bus festooned with yellow flowers and apparently carrying Sihanouk’s body traveled to the airport with a few dozen black cars and mini-

buses. China’s state television carried live coverage of the procession while Chinese flags at Tiananmen Square and other key locations in the capital flew at half-staff. China’s Foreign Ministry said State Councillor Dai Bingguo was escorting Sihanouk’s body to Cambodia. Sihanouk played many roles in the Cambodia he helped navigate through half a century of war and genocide. He was a known as revered independence hero, communist collaborator, eccentric playboy, and a cunning and sometimes ruthless monarch and prime minister. First crowned king in 1941, he stepped down in 1953 to pursue a political career. He became head of state, and during the Cold War tried to steer his country on a neutralist course. Eventually, however, his country became enmeshed in the conflict in neighboring Vietnam, leading to his first fall from power and culminat-

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A woman walks past the front of the Royal Palace where the remains of the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk are expected to arrive in Phnom Penh October 17, 2012. Sihanouk, once an absolute ruler who freed Cambodia from colonialism before becoming a tragic pawn through decades of turmoil, died on Monday in a Beijing hospital. He was 89.

ing in the murderous rule of the communist Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s, during which about 1.7 million of his countrymen perished. His legacy became tainted be-

cause in an effort to regain his political influence, he made common cause with Khmer Rouge, though the regime never yielded power to him and killed five of his children.


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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton, speaks at the closing forum of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) during the final day of the event in New York, September 25, 2012.

Chelsea Clinton steps up to fight diarrhea deaths in Nigeria

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CHICAGO - Chelsea Clinton is taking on the discomforting issue of diarrhea, throwing her family’s philanthropic heft behind a sweeping effort in Nigeria to prevent the deaths of 1 million mothers and children each year from preventable causes, including 100,000 deaths from diarrhea. The 32-year-old daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Nigerian officials, the prime minister of Norway and other leaders on Tuesday in promoting expanded access to zinc and oral rehydration solutions or ORS, a treatment that could prevent more than 90 percent of diarrhea-related deaths in the country. “It is unconscionable that in the 21st century, children still die of diarrhea,” Clinton told Reuters in an exclusive interview by phone from Abuja, Nigeria. The ORS and zinc work in Nigeria is in coordination with the Clinton Health Access Initiative or CHAI, on whose board Clinton serves. She has stepped up her

public role in the family’s global philanthropic efforts and in July took a six-day tour of Africa with her father, who founded the William J. Clinton Foundation in 2001. The goal of the initiative in Nigeria is to help drive down the cost of high-quality ORS and zinc treatments and increase awareness for them, said Clinton, currently a doctoral candidate in international relations at the University of Oxford. Currently, fewer than 2 percent of children in Nigeria have access to the World Health Organizationrecommended treatment. Increasing the number of children with access to the therapy to 80 percent by 2015 would help prevent an estimated 220,000 deaths in Nigeria.

“I would like to see us make real, measurable progress here in Nigeria and in the other countries where we are working on ORS zinc,” said Clinton, including Uganda and parts of India, as part of the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s new push to improve access to essential medicines for children. “For me, it’s not complicated. We know what works and we should be doing more of it. And when we don’t know what works, we should be innovating and spending time and energy on designing these solutions to solve problems that haven’t been solved yet,” said Clinton. “That is what I love about the work CHAI does and the work of the foundation more broadly,” she said.

A copied error from an online translation of the Gospel of Thomas may be the “smoking gun” that strongly suggests the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife, a controversial papyrus fragment that supposedly refers to Jesus being married, is a forgery, scholars say. If the text is fake, it would represent an extraordinary tale of how an amateur with no knowledge of a long-dead language could fool some of the world’s leading experts by using a readily available Internet tool — and how scholars countered by rallying online to swiftly investigate the case together. The business card-size fragment of papyrus stirred up worldwide controversy with a line of text that reads “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …’” Many skeptical scholars suggested the document was a forgery in the weeks following the announcement of the discovery by Harvard historian Karen King — and their early suspicions have evolved into solid theories and findings as they talked through Facebook posts, blogs and e-lists. One of the most compelling arguments for the fragment being a forgery has emerged from Andrew Bernhard, an Oxford University graduate and author of the book “Other Early Christian Gospels” (T & T Clark, 2006). He published an online paper last week pointing out a pattern of similarities between the

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Hurricane Rafael Spotted from Space Tropical Storm Rafael strengthened into Hurricane Rafael late last night (Oct. 15), and a NASA satellite caught sight of the swirling storm early this morning. Rafael first became a tropical storm on Oct. 12, just as its predecessor, Tropical Storm Patty, was waning. The storm strengthened as expected and was declared a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) as of 5:45 p.m. EDT, making it the ninth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. While it is the tail-end of hurricane season, which officially ends on Nov. 30, a peak in hurricane formation is seen in mid-October in historical trends. This secondary peak, which is smaller than the main peak in August and September, comes from a unique mix of still warm ocean waters and atmospheric conditions that can still spawn storms, according to the Capital Weather Gang, a weather-focused Washington Post blog. Hurricane Rafael has maximum

Public Order Officer probes a villa jutting to beach area

Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and the Coptic Gospel of Thomas — similarities that include grammatical errors and line breaks found only in the online word-by-word translation of the Gospel of Thomas. “It’s remarkable that a forger could have forged something like this using a simple tool on the Internet,” Bernhard said. “It’s equally stunning how quickly scholars could respond and analyze the text.”

All the grammatical anomalies in the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife suggest the writer was not a native speaker or even an academic expert in Coptic — the ancient, dead language of early Christians living in Egypt. Instead, Bernhard says that the pattern of errors and suspiciously similar line breaks suggests an amateur might have forged the “patchwork” text using individual words and phrases taken from Michael Grondin’s Interlinear Coptic-English Translation of the Gospel of Thomas. [Most European Languages Unlikely to Survive Online] “There’s this general pattern in that everywhere the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife could diverge from gospel of Thomas, it doesn’t, and in places where it does [diverge], it appears it’s following Mike’s Interlinear,” Bernhard told TechNewsDaily.

sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph), as of the most recent NHC update, making it a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength. NASA’s GOES-14 satellite spied the storm from its orbit and took an image at 7:45 a.m. EDT today (Oct. 16). The hurricane is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) south of Bermuda and heading to the northnortheast. The storm is expected to pass to the east of the island later today; its center will be far enough away that Bermuda will likely only see the tropical stormforce winds at the edge of the storm, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for the island. The satellite image shows that the strongest thunderstorms within the hurricane are on its western side — the bright white clouds there are evidence of the strong convection (the overturning of air that drives the storms) taking place, according to a NASA statement.

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An Indonesian armed police officer secures an area near the 2002 Bali bombing monument in Kuta, near Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on October 11, 2012, as Bali prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack. Indonesian Police has appointed PT Sucofindo Persero to re-audit the security certification of 111 star hotels in Bali. Security system referring to the certification in 2004 will be adjusted to requirements of the international standards.

Security certification of star hotels in Bali re-audited

NEGARA - A number of villa developments at Perancak village, Jembrana subdistrict alleged to have not had a permit and violated the coastal borderline were probed by the Public Order Officer of Jembrana, Tuesday (Oct 16). The discipline operation was led in person by the Chief of Public Order Officer of Jembrana, I Putu Widarta. The operation targeted three villa buildings owned by PT Pasti Indah located on the beach. Based on the field observation, the Villa Pasti 33, 34 and 12 were seen under construction. The management could not be met. Some of the buildings looked to jut to the beach. From the observation to three locations, the officer had asked about the building permit. As the villa 33, design of the building did not look like a villa but resembled a tiered hotel having more than 20 rooms. Doubt of the officers was then answered by Headman of Perancak, I Ketut Suastika Yasa, who came to location. He said that the buildings of Villa Pasti 33 and 34 had owned a permit. Suastika claimed to have received the building permit and was issued about five months before. The workers were asked to install the notice board of building permit number and carried the document. As a matter of fact, in the area stood

new building that was just 40 percent completed. Indeed, the building completely jutted to the beach. In addition, the sewerage disposal was directly made to the beach. However, the Public Order Officers were reluctant to intervene because the permit had been issued. “Yes, if the permit has been issued is okay. We do not want to interfere with how the process to get permit,” explained Putu Widarta. Other than the two villas, namely the villa 33 and 34, the public order officers also asked about the building permit of Villa Pasti 12 that was admitted to have been under process. Meanwhile, the Head of Jembrana Licensing Office, I Komang Suparta, when contacted on Tuesday said that during his office he never issued a permit on behalf of Villa Pasti at Perancak. From the checking, it was only found a permit issued in 2012. The permit was signed by the previous official. While at the moment, there was an application of permit from Dangin Berawah hamlet, Perancak, with an area of 3,540 square meters. According to him, it was under process as the requirements were still incomplete. Whether the license would be issued or not, according to him, it would depend on the results of checking by the licensing team. (kmb26)

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MANGUPURA - Indonesian Police has appointed PT Sucofindo Persero to re-audit the security certification of 111 star hotels in Bali. Security system referring to the certification in 2004 will be adjusted to requirements of the international standards. Chairman of the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, said that currently 154 star hotels had been certified. However, a total of 111 certified star hotels should be re-audited by the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). “A total of 111 star hotels actually have performed certification of security system. Since the condition is now completely dynamic so that it is necessary to improve the audit that would be conducted first by the competent authority, namely PT Sucofindo,” said Chairman of the PHRI Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Tuesday (Oct 16). He said the priority for the audit would be given to three to five star hotels. They were prioritized be-

cause those hotels got more contacts with foreign and domestic tourists. Such system improvement was expected to provide a comfort and security for tourists both domestic and foreign tourists while vacationing on the island. “System improvement should have been included in the investment budget by capital owners. Ideally, the newly established hotel or restaurant should obtain three permits at once, namely the operating and security permit,” he explained. Meanwhile, the Director of Operations II of PT Sucofindo, Ganis Ramadhani, judged that most hotels and restaurants in Bali had implemented the safety management system in accordance with

the appeal of the local PHRI. “The existing three to five star hotels have complied with the safety standards, especially in terms of equipment, but are inappropriate with international regulations. On that account, we will conduct an audit through coordination with the PHRI and Bali Police,” he said. He mentioned the implementation of security system in accordance with international standards aimed at providing convenience to guests or visitors to tourist accommodation. Therefore, it should be followed with socialization on the implementation of security system. “Do not let the improved security result in inconvenience to tourists due to the application of the system,” he said. (kmb27)

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A number of villa developments at Perancak village, Jembrana subdistrict alleged to have not had a permit and violated the coastal borderline were probed by the Public Order Officer of Jembrana, Tuesday (Oct 16).


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Longest commended for two years

Every year, the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital receives about 40-50 neglected or unidentified bodies. Even, some of the neglected bodies are commended in the mortuary for years because they are evidences of police department.

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Buleleng Government held a raid by Inspectorate and Police Civil Service last Tuesday (16/10) on civil service workers that are not in office without any permit or authority letter from their Head as stated by Buleleng Police Civil Service Head, Putu Hartana. Six civil workers, two contracted employee and two dusun heads were caught at supermarkets, traditional markets and photo copy place during working hours. This was purposely done to give guidance to workers to

be discipline as those working in the government. For this first step of raid those who are caught has their identity noted so if they are again caught out of office there will be further sanction such as a delay in level promotion and for contracted workers to be fired. When the Head of Dusun that was caught asked, the Head wasn’t a civil worker but he is working for the government therefore a guidance will still be given to them so that this behavior won’t be repeated. (kmb)

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bodies, the containers and cooling units were also used to keep the bodies deliberately commended by its family. “Cooling unit in the mortuary can hold 18 bodies, while the container maximally holds 80 bodies,” said Alit. However, the timing of cremation within 30 days was not always workable. It could be seen from the longest body in the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital having commended since 2010. “This happens because the body is evidence of police,” said Alit. Alit continued if the body was the evidence of police it would be cremated when there had been a statement from police clarifying that the body was no longer becoming evidence. Other than serving as evidence, the neglected bodies that had been commended for 30 days were not directly cremated. Since requiring many budgets for the cremation, the neglected bodies were usually collected to reach at least a total of 15 before the cremation in Hindu tradition. “To finance the cremation, the fund is obtained from Sanglah Hospital and Social Agency,” said Alit. Of the 38 neglected bodies currently commended in the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital, 17 of them were infant’s body. (san)

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Every year, 50 neglected bodies in Sanglah Hospital Division Head of medical functional staff of Medical Forensic, I.B. Putu Alit, when met on Tuesday (Oct 16) explained that so far there were about 38 neglected bodies commended in the mortuary of Sanglah Hospital. Thirty of them were the commended bodies of external party while the remaining eight bodies had got treatment in Sanglah Hospital. “At the moment, the 30 bodies are commended by external party where they are all evidences of police,” said Alit. A body was declared to be neglected by Sanglah Hospital if within 24 hours there was no party claiming and taking it. Afterward, the body would be placed in cooling unit for 20 days. When after 20 days no one took the body, then it would be moved to a container. “If within 30 days after commended, no one also takes the body, it will be included in the list of cremation,” said Alit. Timescale of commending the neglected body until it was finally cremated had now been shortened. Formerly, the timescale was for three months, now had been shorted to 30 days. Such a measure was taken to prevent the overcapacity of the cooling unit or container in the mortuary. Aside from used to commend the neglected

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The newly arranged cinema in Lokitasari Shopping Complex

Arrangement of Lokitasari Shopping Complex

Cinema at risk of being useless

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Arrangement of the Lokitasari Shopping Complex made by PD Pasar Denpasar is feared not to run optimally. It happens because the function of the third and fourth floor designated as cinema is now lacking of cinephiles. Therefore, the cinema consisting of four chambers is at risk of being useless. Director of PD Pasar Denpasar, I Made Westra, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Oct 16) said his party had made efforts to approach a number of cinema businesspeople in Jakarta, but failed. “Currently, the interest of businesspeople to get involved in the world of cinema is very minimal,” he said. As a result, the cinema that could operate previously is now at risk of being closed. However, Westra admitted that his party was trying to find out investors who were engaged in film. “We will explore local entrepreneurs who have had a network of businesses in the field of cinema. It is also based on advice from some cinema employers in Jakarta,” he said. Westra said that in the near future his party

would attempt to invite the cinema business operating in the Mall Bali Galeria. His party hoped there would be investors who were willing to manage the existing cinema at Lokitasari. Moreover, the existence of cinema at Lokitasari had become a trade mark for the shopping complex located on Jalan Thamrin, Denpasar. Westra said the design and structure of the building on the third and fourth floor of the Lokitasari Shopping Complex had been specifically prepared for cinema. In other words, if the function was changed it would require a complete restoration. The floor had been designed in sloping theater style pursuant to cinema concept. “Therefore, it is difficult to change in into another function, such as kiosk,” he said. Previously, the cinema at Lokitasari was managed by the entrepreneur of Wisata 21 Theatre. At that time, Wisata 21 took advantage of four cinema halls. However, in line with the declining interest of cinephiles to go to cinema, the glamour of Wisata 21 began to fade and eventually it was closed by its management. (kmb12)

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


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NEW YORK — Just the mention of her name, J.K. Rowling, had the audience screaming and on its feet. The “Harry Potter” author spoke for just over an hour before a capacity crowd Tuesday night at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center in her sole U.S. public appearance to promote her first novel for grownups, “The Casual Vacancy.” Dressed in a dark skirt and dark sweater blouse, Rowling chatted on stage with fellow author Ann Patchett, read briefly from her new book and also responded to pre-selected questions from fans. Rowling spoke before some 2,500 people, mostly women, gathered under the high, golden ceiling of the David H. Koch Auditorium. Patchett, who has a wide following of her own thanks to such novels as “Bel Canto,” warned at the start that she was not “particularly nice.” Rowling had nothing to fear. Patchett gushed like the most avid Potter fan as she praised Rowling for inspiring countless readers and told Rowling how much she loved “The Casual Vacancy,” which has received mixed reviews. It was a grownup, writ-

erly conversation, with a few four-letter words thrown in and a brief detour into the latest phenomenon, EL James’ erotic “Fifty Shades of Gray.” When Patchett criticized James’ writing as inferior, Rowling replied, “But that’s porn.” Rowling said she felt a special connection to adolescents because of their “vulnerability” and how they come to comprehend there is “evil in the world.” Stories, she said, can help them explore their feelings. Rowling also discussed the difficulty of structuring a book and how attached she becomes to her characters. She spoke up for traditional publishers and the editorial support they offer as she explained why she didn’t simply self-publish “The Casual Vacancy.”

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She didn’t just change her subject matter when she took on the new book. She changed the process. Rowling observed that with her Potter books, she did not allow anyone — not even her husband, Neil Murray — to see the manuscript before she had finished. “I find that discussing an idea before I’ve written it,” she said, is a way to kill it. But Murray was allowed early glimpses of “The Casual Vacancy.” “He was — useful,” she British writer J.K. Rowling said. poses for the photographers R ow l i n g r e a f with her new book, entitled: firmed that she is at ‘The Casual Vacancy’, at the work on a new book Southbank Centre in London, for young people. No Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. new Potter is planned, but Rowling still has her celebrated imaginary world in mind. Discussing literary works she’d like to live in, she mentioned Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” then confided she also dreams of more personal territory, the old school of Harry and friends. “I do still walk in and out of Hogwarts,” she said.

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Matthew Fox Denies Claims He Hits Women

After a Cleveland bus driver alleged that Matthew Fox assaulted her last August (she has since withdrawn her lawsuit) and after his own Lost costar Dominic Monaghan tweeted to a fan in May that “he [Matthew] beats women,” Matthew says he has “never hit a woman” in his life in a new interview with Men’s Fitness. “In the 46 years I’ve been breathing on this planet, I have never hit a woman before. Never have, never will,” he tells the magazine. “Out of all the negative s---, the only thing that’s true is that I was arrested for a DUI.” As for his admitted DUI in May, he clearly has appeared to learn his lesson. “I will bet you any amount of money that I will never get behind the wheel of a car after even one drink,” he says. “The rest of it, the Cleveland situation, the Monaghan situation – was a pile of bulls**t, and I’m not gonna waste too much breath on that.” Still, he acknowledges that his reputation has been damaged by the serious claims. “I think there’s still gonna be a lot of people out there who’ll think it’s true no matter what,” he says. “It’s been a long, trying year of sitting on my hands on a lot of negative s--- said about me, when they’re the furthest things from who I am.” Matthew can be seen next in Alex’s Cross, which hits theaters this Friday.

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Renting mangrove forest

Demokrat told the governor to stick to his word IBP/Yudi Karnaedi

A legislator speak during a budget meeting between legislative and executive on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. During the meeting, two big fraction in Bali’s House, Golkar and Demokrat, asked Bali’s Governor to withdraw the permit that had been given to investor for managing mangrove forest at Tahura Ngurah Rai. Bali Post

is not considering that mangrove forest can protect Bali from the Denpasar – two big parties in Bali House of Representative, danger of tsunami. Even there is a Golkar and Demokrat, rejected the prmit given by Bali Govern- rule that stated the natural resources ment to manage the mangrove forest by investor. Both parties even and conservation is the responsibiltold the governor to revoke the permit which allows the investor to ity of the people and government. “Based on the rule, Golkar reject manage the forest as many as 102.22 hectare in 55 years. the permit given by the governDemokrat Party also stated person of Demokrat Party, Wayan ment,” said Udiyana. that renting the mangrove forest Adnyana. is not suitable with the Bali Clean During the meeting held on Not too suspicious The allegation that the permit and Green Program and the party Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the also thinks that the governor must spokesperson of Golkar Party I.B. was published quietly and not ethistick with his word. “Demokrat Gede Udiyana said that the gov- cal because not consulting with Bali Party urged Bali Governor to be ernor must consult with the house House is responded by Bali GovSatya Wacana so he must stick to first in making the decision espe- ernor, Made Mangku Pastika. “If the issue of the permit is not transhis word where he will keep Bali cially in the vital one like this. clean and green,” said the spokesHe also thinks that the governor parent, everyone can investigate

it. The one who run the business is Balinese man. Maybe because he is Balinese so he cannot bribe anyone. I even didn’t meet him yet so don’t judge wrongly to me,” said the governor. Regarding the permit which is questioned by the Bali House and others, Mangku Pastika suggested that the investors is invited to a meeting and explain the process of the permit. “It is not easy to issue the permit. It takes two years for it after I study everything. We already discussed the permit with other related officers more than ten times so it is concluded that the permit can be issued,” he added.

Mangku Pastika explained that the current condition of the forest is not good because there is garbage everywhere. Four dump trucks which are employed in the area everyday are not able to carry all of it. “That will be the duty of PT. TRB. They must clean the garbage and plant new mangrove,” he added. The government cannot only use its own funding because it is limited. That is the reason why the government gave permit to private investor. The governor also guarantees that the development of tourism facilities will not destroy the forest. (kmb29)


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