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Emma Watson Returning to Brown University in 2013 Harry Potter actress Emma Watson will return to Brown University in Providence, R.I., for the 2013 winter semester, her rep confirmed to Gossip Cop. Watson, 22, was previously enrolled at the Ivy League college from September 2009 to March 2011, at which point she decided to take a short break from her studies to focus on her career and to promote the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, which came out in July of that year. “As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything, but recently I’ve

had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible,” the Brit wrote on her blog at the time. “I will still be working towards my degree,” she assured fans. “It’s just going to take me a semester or two longer than I thought.” A few months later, the Perks of Being a Wallflower star announced that she would be spending her junior year abroad, at Oxford University. While there, she met fellow student Will Adamowicz, whom she has been dating since late 2011. Watson had planned to return to

Brown once she returned from her year in England, but she deferred again in August to take on a number of film projects, including the Sofia Coppoladirected flick Bling Ring and Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the biblical title character. Now, however, it seems she’s ready to once again step out of the spotlight and into the crowd of co-eds at Brown. “I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus,” she told the Sunday Times Magazine last year of her experience at the school. “I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.”

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Apple released the “iPad mini” on Tuesday to compete in theNot Published Shahktar beat pocket-sized tablet market already staked out by rivals who have seen successBarca in selling 7-inch tablets for $200. Chelsea, and We, the International Bali Post will United recover not be published on Friday, October

LOS ANGELES — Middle-earth will sound more realistic in “The Hobbit.” Dolby Laboratories Inc. and director Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production announced Wednesday that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos, the company’s immersive new sound system that features two extra arrays of overhead speakers and the ability to direct sounds to individual speakers inside movie theaters. “(Jackson) felt it was going to make a big difference in how he tells stories,” said Stuart Bowling, Dolby’s senior technical marketing manager. “He doesn’t want people to just go and observe his movies. He wants you to feel like you’re part of the experience of the stories that’s he’s trying to tell on the screen and allow you to be part of Middle-earth.” The director of the Oscar-winning “The Lord of the Rings” films adapted J.R.R. Tolkien’s tale of Bilbo Baggins, set in the

fictional realm of Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings.” Besides the standard 2-D format, Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures are releasing the series in high-frame-rate 3-D, IMAX and other 3-D formats. Bowling said Dolby’s goal is to have the Atmos platform installed in 80 to 100 theaters in time for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which is scheduled to premiere on Dec. 14. The second and third films, “The Hobbit: The Desolation

of Smaug” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” are set for release Dec. 13, 2013, and July 18, 2014. Other movies slated to be released in the Atmos format include Fox’s “Chasing Mavericks” and “Life of Pi.” DisneyPixar’s “Brave” was the first film to debut with the audio format earlier this year. Bowling said the company expects more than 15 films to be released in Atmos next year and hoped to have the system in 1,000 theaters by the end of next year. “Dolby Atmos is fantastic from a sound quality position,” said John Neill, head of sound at Park Road Post Production. “We can now hear full range surround speakers, meaning that when we pan from the front to surround, the sound does not change in quality. The overhead speakers give us the opportunity to place the theater patron really in the location.”

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FILE - This publicity file photo released by Warner Bros., shows from left, Dean O’Gorman as Fili, Aidan Turner as Kili, Mark Hadlow as Dori, Jed Brophy as Nori and William Kircher as Bifur in a scene from the fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. AP Photo/Warner Bros., File

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller displays the date when the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will be available to the public during an Apple special event at the historic California Theater on October 23, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple introduced the new iPad mini at the event, Apple’s smaller 7.9 inch version of the iPad tablet. Reuters

SAN JOSE - Apple Inc will begin to sell an 8-inch version of the iPad on Friday to compete with Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle and other smaller tablets, but it set a higher-than-expected price tag of $329 that Wall Street fears could curb demand. The 7.9 inch “iPad mini” marks the iPhone-maker’s first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its

lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung Electronics have found tough to penetrate. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and marketing chief Phil Schiller

took the wraps off the new tablet, which essentially has most of the functions and features of the fullsize iPad but in a smaller package. Priced at $329 for a wi-fi only model, the iPad mini is a little costlier than some predicted, but some analysts see that as a bid to retain premium pricing levels. Others fear the gadget will lure buyers away from Apple’s $499 flagship 10-inch iPad, while proving ineffective in combating the threat of Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire and

Google’s Nexus 7, both of which are sold at or near cost. “Apple has always been a premium hardware manufacturer. It’s basically a hardware company and they don’t have Google advertising or Amazon’s online store to fall back on,” said Destination Wealth Management CEO Michael Yoshikami. “But people are happy to pay a premium because it’s quality hardware, and the ecosystem (of

content and apps) cannot be underestimated.” The focus on growing competition was evident as Schiller - at the iPad mini’s launch event, held in San Jose’s California Theatre - compared the iPad mini with Google’s popular 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, citing feature by feature why the new Apple device was superior. It is unusual for Apple to single out a specific competitor in its product launches. Continued on page 13

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Last weekend, hundreds of residents of Nusamara customary village were alarmed because the only pathway to local Dalem Temple was disconnected. At that time, a series of ngenteg linggih procession was going on in the Dalem Temple. One of the bridge’s wings leading to the temple located amidst the gully was breached by floods. Due to the initiative and mutual cooperation of local residents, the road access leading to Dalem Temple was ultimately passable. The day after the collapse, residents worked together to make temporary connection for the bridge. Deputy Governor Puspayoga making his time to come on the culmination of ngenteg linggih ritual in the Dalem Temple of Nusamara customary village on Wednesday (Oct 23) also saw the endeavor made by the forest side community. Deputy Governor Puspayoga accompanied by the Regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha and Chairman of the Jembrana House Ketut Sugiasa after attending the ritual was willing to have a promenade while having a look at the bridge. The road along 1 kilometer from the village road to the temple was formerly a footpath. However, there was no settlement around there other than the three temples venerated by Nusamara customary village. By degrees, the village showed a progress where residents paved the road leading to the temple and bridge with concrete. Hamlet Chief of Nusamara, Nyoman Widastra, said that a day after the bridge collapsed, the community worked together to re-connect the bridge wing by wood. “As it is very urgent and coinciding with the ritual in the Dalem Temple, the community did mutual assistance to re-connect the bridge. As a result, it is now passable by cars and four-wheeled trucks,” he explained.When visiting the bridge, the Regent Artha appreciated the efforts of local communities to work together in re-connecting the bridge. He also appealed to public to be vigilant because the recent weather was often hostile and some areas prone to landslides, including along the road to Dalem Temple. Likewise, the residents were also required to maintain the existing infrastructures. (kmb26)

Denpasar – Environment activist joined in Environment Advocacy Committee (Kekal) continue to reject the permit to rent the mangrove forest to investor. On Tuesday, October 23, they rallied for the third time to reject it. the permit is not suitable with the good governance where it promotes the open and punlic participation. Even tough the permit has been published but it is still not suitable with the rules. “The current area of forest in Bali is 22%. It is far less than the demand of the rule which is 30% so it is good to issue such permit?” Gendo asked. He added that if a governor has a clean and green program, he must stick with it and make the forest forbidden for the development of tourism accommodation. It is enough to create the forest as tourism destination. Suriadi, the Deputy Director of Walhi Bali, questioned the statement of Bali Governor about the publishing of the permit already went through various process that takes two years. While

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Deputy Governor Puspayoga visits collapsed bridge at Nusamara

This time the rally was done in front of Governor Office in Renon. Wayan Gendo Suardana, the spokesman of Kekal, said that the policy of the government is against the moratorium letter regarding tourism accommodation issued by the government. In addition to urge the permit to be revoked, Gendo also challenge the governor to carry out open debate on the mangrove forest. He also allowed the governor to audit the member of Bali Environment watch (Walhi). “The governor can audit us, whether it us message, account, and conversation but after that the governor must allow us to audit him as well,” he said. Gendo explained that the permit to rent the forest is on the opposite of rule number 28 in 2009 about good governance. Not coordinating with Bali House in issuing

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the actual paper works show that it only takes 14 months for him to issue the permit for PT TRB. “Even, the governor already give principal permit to PT TRB to manage the forest three months after the company file in the proposal,” he added. Kekal Bali also doesn’t believe that there will be no mangrove trees that will be cut down because the governor already gave permit to do that. In the permit issued by the governor stated “in developing tourism accommodation based on the permitted site, the company cannot cut down trees planted by the Forestry Department.” “Then, who can guarantee that there will be no permit to cut down trees. We often found inconsistency because the permit can be issued by the forestry department,’ said Suriadi.. (kmb)

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The deputy Governor AA. Puspayoga visited the collapsed bridge at Nusamara, Jembrana

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Calendar Event for October 23 through November 27, 2012 23 Oct A nggar Kasih Tambir Pura Dalem Puri Batuan S ukawati Pura Dalem Kediri Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Desa Sukawati Pura Dalem Desa Singakerta Pura dalem Lembeng Ketewel - Sukawati Pura Paibon Pasek Tangkas Peliatan - Ubud Pura Puseh ngukuhin Keramas - Gianyar Pura Pemerajan Agung Ki Telabah, Tuakilang - Tabanan Pura Karang Buncing Blahbatuh Pura Dalem Bubunan Desa - Seririt Buleleng Pura Desa Badung Kota Denpasar Merajan Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa - Kayuputih - Turupinghe Pura Luwur Pedengenan Bedha Bongan - Tabanan Mr. Dukuh Sebudi Mr. Pasek Ngukuhin Keramas Pura Pucak Payongan Banjar Lungsiakan - Desa Kedewatan Pura Tanah Kilap Gria Anyar Denpasar Pura Selukat Desa Keramas Keramas - Blahbatuh - Gianyar Pura Dalem Tampuagan Desa Peninjoan - Tembuku - Bangli Pura Waturenggong Desa Taro Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud Pura Puseh Ubud Ubud Pura Dalem Peliatan Peliatan Ubud. 24 Oct B uda Umanis Tambir Pura Sari Bankar Titih Kapal Badung 29 Oct P urnama Kelima Aci-aci Penaung Bayu Pura Batumadeg di Besakih Pura Kentel Gumi Bangli Pura Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pura Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar

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

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

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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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US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A Russian spacecraft surged into clear skies over the Central Asian steppe Tuesday, carrying a three-man crew on their way to the International Space Station. The engines of the Soyuz TMA06M sent a powerful roar across the tinder-dry countryside of southern Kazakhstan as scheduled in the afternoon to deliver NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin to the orbiting laboratory. “I spoke with the astronauts after they reached orbit,” Russian Space Agency chief Vladimir Popovkin said. “They feel well. Everything went fine, despite the windy conditions.” After a two-day journey, the astronauts will join U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams, Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of Japan’s JAXA agency. The crew will face what may be the heaviest workload in the 12-year history of the space station over its first week. Tasks will include handling the departure of a Dragon cargo vehicle and a spacewalk to carry out repair operations on the station.

Of the three in Tuesday’s takeoff, only Ford has flown in space before. He spent two weeks as pilot of the space shuttle Discovery in 2009 on a mission to transport scientific equipment to the space station. Tuesday’s launch took place in unseasonably warm conditions and afforded the small crowd of space officials, well-wishers and family members of the astronauts at the viewing platform a clear sight of the rocket disappearing into the distance. Within a few seconds of the launch, the first set of booster rockets detached as planned in a puff of smoke and fell to earth leaving a streak of black fumes in its wake. An announcer informed the crowd of the craft’s progress over a loudspeaker. After nine minutes, he announced the Soyuz had reached orbit, prompting a burst of applause for the successful start to the mission.

Pu’u O’o crater. But when the summit of Kilauea inflated in March 2011, the pressure was relieved via a spectacular eruption that broke out at the Kamoamoa Vents. But the USGS has also watched the volcano’s magma chamber pressurize without producing an eruption, Patrick said. “We’ve seen

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-06M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Hawaii Volcano’s Lava Lake Threatens to Overflow

The lava lake inside Halema’uma’u crater, at the top of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii, is closer than ever to reaching the crater floor and spilling out on it, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The summit lava lake is deep within a cylindrical vent with nearly vertical sides. In the past two weeks, the lake level surged about 50 feet (15 meters) and now has only 110 feet (33 m) to go until the lava reaches the top of the vent and floods the crater floor, the USGS said today (Oct. 23). “It could continue to rise and overflow,” said Matt Patrick, a research scientist at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory. For the past several months, the lava lake has been slowly rising. The summit itself has been slowly inflating since early August.The lava lake rises and falls as magma levels change within the volcano. The connection between the vent and volcano is the reason the USGS is also keeping an eye on Kilauea’s eastern rift zone, Patrick told OurAmazingPlanet. “The rising level results from pressurization of the whole magma chamber,” he said. Deep inside the volcano, the vent supplying Halema’uma’u crater is connected to the actively erupting

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this pattern several times in the last couple years. One time it produced an eruption, but the other times is just died down and went back to normal.” The USGS has a live webcam trained on the lava lake, accessed through the Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s site.

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The lava lake in the vent in Halema’uma’u reached to within 110 feet (33 meters) of the crater floor, filling the entire bottom of the vent.

1 in 1,000 Men Battle Breast Cancer

Cecil Herrin kept asking his doctor for a mammogram, but the burly construction company owner was an unlikely candidate for the breast cancer screening test. “He said nothing was wrong with me,” said Herrin, recalling his doctor’s dismissal of the growing lump below his right nipple. “I knew there was something wrong.” Twelve months later, Herrin’s cardiologist spotted the lump during a routine check-up. “She said, ‘You need to get a mammogram and ultrasound,’” said Herrin, who lives in Grovetown, Ga. “I said, ‘I’ve been trying.’” Two days after his 67th birthday, the results of the imaging tests and a biopsy were in. Herrin had breast cancer. “I cried,” he said. “It hit me so hard. That was the scariest moment in my life.” Herrin had a mastectomy, a breast-removing operation that left a long white scar where his nipple once was. “It bothered me a lot to lose my breast,” he said. “I wanted to be walking down the beach with my shirt off.” One in 1,000 men is diagnosed with breast cancer in his lifetime, according to 2012 data from the American Cancer Society. And the disease kills about one man every day in the United States.

“It’s important to know that men are still at lower but measurable risk for breast cancer,” said Dr. Marisa Weiss, president of Breastcancer. org. “It’s not insignificant.” The lifetime risk of breast cancer in women is one in eight, but women are encouraged to check their breasts for changes and have mammograms as recommended. Men, on the other hand, often ignore the early signs of breast cancer, which include lumps in the breast, armpit or collarbone area, nipple discharge, and puckering, flaking or redness anywhere on the breast. The American Cancer Society urges men to discuss any breast changes with their doctors. Once a breast cancer diagnosis is made, the treatments are similar for men and women and include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The survival rates are similar, too. Herrin had no radiation or chemotherapy treatments after his surgery. But he does take the antiestrogen drug tamoxifen to reduce the risk of the cancer’s coming back. “I never dreamed in a million years that I had breast cancer… There’s not any cancer in my family,” said Herrin, who has become an advocate for male breast cancer awareness.

AMLAPURA — Forest fire in two corners of Mount Agung remained to happen until last Tuesday and was increasingly widespread. Even, the fire in the bushes and protected forest at Puragae hamlet, Pempatan village, Rendang, or the west corner of Mount Agung, even came up the two temples, namely the Dalem and Puseh temple of Pule customary village. Secretary of the Natural Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Karangasem, Ketut Prama Budarta, said the fire in the protected forest at Puragae had occurred from a few days ago. The BPBD team assisted by hundreds of local residents was deployed to extinguish the fire. However, the fire was difficult to be put out because it had engulfed the shrubs and tall trees. It got near the Dalem Temple of Pule. Meanwhile, at the distance of some 100 meters also occurred the Puseh Temple of Pule. Between the Puseh Temple and protected forest laid no divider in the form of pathway. On that account, the Division Head of Emergency and Logistics, Dewa Gede Muliarta Darma, said that residents enthusiastically joined the fire extinguishing with manual equipment such as sickle, hoe and shovel to bury the fire. As coming up the two temples, the BPBD team and quick reaction team with a total of 17 personnel were re-directed to location of forest fire at Puragae. Hundreds of people also participated in putting out the fire. Meanwhile, until Tuesday afternoon the fire coming up both temples had been successfully extinguished. Meanwhile, the other hotspots spreading away from the temple, namely into the jungle with difficult condition to achieve due to sloping terrain of the cliff or steep hillsides, could not be extinguished. The team and residents simply did monitoring as location of the forest fire was difficult to reach. “We just prevented the hotspots from spreading in the forest area as well as in the fields of residents so that they did not come up the temple or settlement,” said Prama Budarta doubling as Chairman of the Alumni Forum of the Indonesia Hindu Dharma Student Association. Prama Budarta also said the BPBD team was focused on the Puragae forest where location of the fire was more accessible to be extinguished. Meanwhile, the fire on the eastern slopes of the Mount Agung, namely in the west of Batudawa Kaja hamlet, Tulamben village and over Kedampal hamlet, Datah village, was only monitored. The monitoring was carried out by the officers of the forest management resort of Abang and Kubu. It aimed at preventing the fire would so as not to come up the temples or settlements. In the meantime, based on the monitoring on Tuesday afternoon around 3:00 p.m., the fire over Kedampal hamlet enlarged again. Thick clouds of smoke were visible from the Amlapura town. On Tuesday morning, the hotspots on the eastern slope of Mount Agung had shrunk. However, as blown by strong winds at midday, the forest vegetation on the barren slopes wilted or dried out, so they were easily burned by fire that was increasingly bigger. Headman of Tulamben, Nyoman Pica, said that he saw the hotspots at some points on the eastern slopes of Mount Agung, namely in the west of Tulamben and Batudawa Kaja. His party said he would report the matter to BPBD, forestry agency and other agencies, so they could assign a team to anticipate the spreading of forest fire. (013)

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Tourists stroll along at Kuta beach in Bali Island. Qualitatively, the economic growth of Bali is assessed insignificant. It happens because the growth indulging the tourism turns wild and becomes predator of the agriculture and the small industry gets less attention.

Economic growth of Bali insignificant

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DENPASAR - Qualitatively, the economic growth of Bali is assessed insignificant. It happens because the growth indulging the tourism turns wild and becomes predator of the agriculture and the small industry gets less attention. “Quantitatively, the economic growth has been pretty good, but qualitatively it is insignificant because amidst the rapid growth, the poor community also increases a lot,” said a banking and SME observer, Ida Bagus Kade Perdana, in Denpasar. According to him, it was required the implementation of economic system that upheld the principles of democracy and was capable of providing equal opportunity for all of the Balinese people to participate in the economic activities and become a host on their native land. “Do not let the majority of the economic activities be dominated by capital owners, so that the space for the economic activities of Balinese people is increasingly restricted,” he said. He said that by the economic democracy the government could act wisely in allocating the economic resources of Bali to all Balinese people. Besides, it was also intended to avoid the decline in the bargaining power of the government against the pressures and demands of the investors. “Moreover, if behaving obedient to the desire of investors, it will yield the policies that are pro the interests of a few people (investors—Ed) and ignore the interests

of Balinese people. These can have a negative and non-conducive impact on the quality of economic growth of Bali in the future,” he explained. An economic and banking observer, I Gusti Viraguna Bagoes Oka, also acknowledged the economic growth of Bali was more enjoyed by investors, especially foreign investors. Besides, it was also enjoyed by speculators, conglomerate groups and policy makers along with their cronies and a few other established groups. “Economic growth in the postreform and uncontrolled democracy is more originated from the excessive windfall of the sales of natural resources. They include in the growth derived from the practices of cronyism, nepotism, conspiracy, collusion of the authorities with the entrepreneurs, national and regional budget embezzlement as well as monopolistic practices,” he said. Viraguna said it might result in a high economic growth rate, but it would not be sustainable. It would not give birth to a new middle class based on governance and legal certainty. “What emerges then is a group of interest hunters, not the system of market economy being full of vitality, but false capitalism that will increase the poverty in the

community,” he exclaimed. He described that in the economics is known the concept of growth potential as the upper limit of the regional economic growth or long-term regional autonomy. It was determined by the quality of the institutions, quality of human resources, natural resources and infrastructure owned. Bureaucracy and human resources were the major inhibiting factors that should be addressed in the medium-long term to answer the growing economy but the poverty rate increased. “There should be an extra measure, such as the policy of developing the small and medium enterprises comprehensively and realistically, so they will be no longer faced with the problem of lack of capital as we often hear,” he said. He added it was also needed a poverty alleviation movement with a clear strategy whose preparation and implementation involved all the key stakeholders namely bureaucrats, businesses, community groups and of course the poor themselves. “A working team should be established with clear focus and responsibilities. All the teams are coordinated at the regional level by leaving all the individual and group interests,” he concluded. (kmb27)


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Medicinal products must mention expiration date Denpasar (Bali Post)—

A case on the complaint of Klungkung resident recently appeared as the resident was given expired medicine by hospital that cared for him. In response to the case, I Wayan selling medicines, there has been Eka Ratnata, the Division Head of an internal control made by the Therapeutics, Drug, Cosmetics, pharmacy department. If there is Traditional Medicine and Com- no pharmacist, the pharmacist’s plementary Product Testing, the assistant will be in charge of it,” Agency of Food and Drug Control he said. Apart from internal control from (BPOM) of Bali when met on Tuesday (Oct 23) described that based the health care facilities, the meon regulation every sale of medici- dicinal control was also undertaken nal, food and beverage product had by pharmaceutical companies that to include the expiration date. It was released the products. “Therefore, intended for consumer security and every pharmaceutical company protection. also monitors the quality of its In controlling the medicinal products,” said Eka. products, added Eka, aside from From the results of raid made regular inspection of BPOM, the by BPOM Bali, according to Eka, medicine was usually controlled expired medicines were sometimes internally, especially in the of- found in health care facilities. Usuficial places where the medicines ally, the drugs had been set aside. were commonly sold such as at “If there are expired medicines in pharmacies and other health care health care facilities, they are not immediately destroyed but colfacilities. However, Eka acknowledged lected first until reaching a certain that not all health care facilities in amount before they are destroyed,” Bali could be reached by BPOM explained Eka. Meanwhile, the case Bali in the regular raid held every of medicinal recycling had not been year. Therefore, it was required found in Bali so far. an internal control by each health According to Eka, there were service. “In the health care facilities three categories of medicines. The

first category was the high risk namely drugs. To get this medicine, one should have doctor’s prescription. The second category was the moderate risk or free-restricted medicine. Purchase of this drug could be made without a doctor’s prescription but remained to be sold at licensed counter. The third category was the low risk or OTC medicine. Usually, this type of medicine could be found in the stalls or shops. For safety, Eka suggested to purchase medicine by paying attention to the expiration date on its primary or secondary packaging. “Primary packaging is usually the one wrapping the medicine directly, while secondary packaging is the box containing the medicine. So, if there is no expiration date on the primary packaging, please ask the secondary packaging,” said Eka. He added that none of the commodity products that did not include the expiration date. This also applied for medicinal products. “The length of expiration depends on the research. The expiration indicates how long the active substance in the medicine lasts. On that account, each medicine has different expiration,” said Eka. (san)

Left to pay devotional service in Puseh Temple

A stall at Delod Berawah café area catches fire Negara (Bali Post)—

A hodgepodge stall located around the cafe at Delod Berawah caught fire on Tuesday (Oct 23). Allegedly, the fire was kindled by electrical short circuit in the stall around the beach. Ni Luh Eka Anggrayani, 37, the stall owner who had peddled since 2008 admitted to submit her fate. She hoped to continue her stall and moved to culinary stalls currently worked on by Jembrana Regency. From the testimony of several witnesses at the scene, the blaze in the stall sizing 3 x 4 meters located in front of the Mahkota Cafe was just known around 10:00 a.m. At that time, the situation around the stall and Delod Berawah Beach was still quiet. Ketut Sugiarta, a parking attendant who first saw the fire said at the time the fire was seen inside the stall. However, it did not reach the roof of building.

Local residents including some cafe waitresses in the boarding house rushed to go out and helped extinguish the fire. Half an hour before the fire, the owner came into the stall and took some eggs. Then, she locked the door and went to Puseh Temple for paying devotional works or ngayah located about 500 meters from the stall. “I left for paying devotional works in relation to temple ceremony. At that time, the lamp was still on while the stove has been put off. Probably, it was kindled by short circuit as I connected the power from cafe in the rear,” said Eka. Local residents claimed to just know if her stall caught fire after being told by customary security or pecalang when paying devotional works in the Puseh Temple. A few minutes later, three fire trucks came, but the fire could have been extinguished by residents and customary security. One of the customary security officers, Nyoman

Maga, said that in the morning the Delod Berawah area was quiet and the stalls were still closed. By and large, the stalls would be opened late afternoon, so were last Tuesday morning. Eka claimed that almost all of her merchandises burned out. Only a few bottled drinks could be rescued. She claimed to suffer a loss worth IDR 10 million. “As planned, I will open the stall again because I have no permanent job. Probably, I will move to the new location provided by the government,” she explained. At Delod Berawah is indeed being established a tourism supporting facility in the form of culinary stalls. Meanwhile, Chief of Mendoyo Police, IB Sudarsana, who came down to examine the site said that his party was still investigating the fire. From the testimony of witnesses, the fire was alleged to be kindled by short circuit. (kmb26)

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Tense, execution of BKR fails to be implemented Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Tense ambience occurred when the Bali Kuta Residence (BKR) located on Jalan Majapahit, Kuta, Badung, was about to be executed on Tuesday (Oct 23). Two youth groups mutually blocked. However, both groups were restricted by riot squad. Finally, the execution of BKR that would originally be performed by the Surabaya Commercial Court bailiff aborted. It happened after the Surabaya Commercial Court and the attorney of BKR, Agus Samijaya, made coordination. The execution was cancelled because it was considered unlawful. The tense started to be seen at 09:00 a.m. Dozens of burly young men were already standing in front of the BKR. Even, they also blocked the Jalan Majapahit, Kuta with a wooden bar. Not only that, another youth group, bailiff and riot squad were getting ready at the end of Jalan Majapahit. At

11:00 a.m., the mass of bailiff started to move and were about to lunge to the execution site. However, the attorney of BKR, Agus Samijaya and representatives of the hotel owner intercepted them. A debate ensued between the attorney of BKR and the Surabaya Commercial Court bailiff. The bailiff wanted to perform the execution. Meanwhile, the attorney of BKR said the execution could not be undertaken considering there was still another legal effort, namely the appeal. Few minutes after the debate, the clerks and the Surabaya Commercial Court bailiff read the verdict of Surabaya Commercial Court. The verdict contained the handover of BKR to curator. The court was said not to seize, but undertake a general execution. Agus Samijaya when met at location explained the reading of the verdict was assessed unlawful because the verdict was not read in its entirety. (kmb21)

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A refugee from one of the provinces of Idlib cooks in front of her tent in a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate, October 23, 2012.

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AMMAN — The foiling of a planned al-Qaida terror plot in Jordan underscores a new subplot in the story of the Arab Spring: Things are heating up for King Abdullah II, a Westernoriented monarch who has run a business-friendly, pragmatic monarchy with some trappings of democracy. Jordan, a key U.S. ally that sits at a strategic crossroads between neighboring Syria, Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Israel and Saudi Arabia, has so far weathered 22 months of street protests calling for a wider public say in politics. But this week’s announcement that Jordanian authorities had thwarted an al-Qaida plan to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country has raised fears that extremists could take advantage of growing calls for change to foment violence. The king also has been working overtime to fend off a host of domestic challenges, including a Muslim Brotherhood boycott of parliamentary elections, increasing opposition from

his traditional Bedouin allies and an inability to keep the Syrian civil war from spilling over the border. So far, Abdullah has largely maintained control, partly by relinquishing some of his powers to parliament and amending the country’s 60-yearold constitution. His Western-trained security forces have been able to keep protests from getting out of hand. And most in the opposition remain loyal to the king, pressing for reforms but not his removal. The stakes are high: Abdullah is a close friend of the United States and has been at the forefront in its global war on terrorism, including in Afghanistan. Jordan serves as a buffer zone to Saudi Arabia, another Sunni Muslim country, and to Israel, a friend under a peace treaty signed in 1994. The kingdom hosts the largest Palestinian population outside the West Bank. “The worst nightmare would be for Israel and SaudiArabia,” said liberal lawmaker Jamil Nimri. “Jordan shares the longest border with Israel and is one of its few remainingArab friends, while for the Saudis, it’s a neighboring country with a similar monarchy system in trouble.”

Syria agrees to ceasefire U.N. chief meets during Eid holiday “Gangnam Style” singer Reuters/AP

CAIRO/AIMA - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday the Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and that Damascus would announce the decision shortly. The holiday starts on Thursday and lasts three or four days. Brahimi, a mediator appointed by the United Nations and Arab League, said some Syrian opposition groups he had been in contact with had also agreed to a truce in principle. “After the visit I made to Damascus, there is agreement from the Syrian government for a ceasefire during the Eid,” Brahimi told a news conference at the Cairo-based League. He did not give a precise time period for the ceasefire but said Damascus would announce its agreement on Wednesday or Thursday. “Other factions in Syria that we were able to contact, heads of fighting groups, most of them also agree on the principle of the ceasefire,” he added. President Bashar al-Assad is fighting an insurgency that grew out of street protests 19 months ago and has escalated into a civil war in which 30,000 people have been killed. His overstretched army has lost swathes of territory and relies on air power to keep rebels at bay. “If this humble initiative succeeds, we hope that we can build on it in order to discuss a longer and more

effective ceasefire and this has to be part of a comprehensive political process,” Brahimi said. New refugee wave

Meanwhile, hundreds of Syrian refugees have poured into a makeshift refugee camp overlooking the Turkish border, fleeing a week of what they say are the most intense army bombardments since the uprising began 19 months ago. In the past two days, 700 tents have been erected in a sprawling olive grove on a hill just inside Syria and all of them have already been claimed. Dozens of stranded families struggle into the camp to find no shelter, but are afraid to return home to the horror of the constant shelling. Nabil, a pale 20-year-old with dark rings under his eyes, watched dozens of women and children who came with him from his mountain village of Jabal al-Zawiya cram themselves back into the truck that brought them, hoping to find refuge in a nearby village. “Some of the bombs were so big they sucked in the air and everything crashes down, even four-storey

buildings. We used to have one or two rockets a day, now for the past 10 days it has become constant, we run from one shelter to another. They drop a few bombs and it’s like a massacre,” he said. “My family came home this morning and found our house was completely destroyed. Luckily we were hiding in a cave. I had nothing to bring with me.” Like Nabil, most of the refugees were from Idlib province and said they were paying the price for rebel advances in the area. Fighters trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad have seized the strategic town Maarat al-Numan along the north-south highway, the army’s main supply route, as well as several military positions. War planes launched a series of bombing raids on Maarat al-Numan and nearby villages on Wednesday morning, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said that so far five people from one family, including a child and a woman, were killed in Wednesday’s assault. For two weeks, rebels have surrounded and attacked Wadi alDeif, an army base east of Maarat alNuman, and the army has responded with heavy bombardment in the surrounding areas. More than 32,000 people have been killed in the conflict, according to the Observatory, and the number rises daily.

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to see me dance but don’t worry - I cannot even imitate your movement,” Ban said. “I think the music can play a very important role. I hope that we can work together using your global reach. ... You have, I think, unlimited global reach,” he told Psy. “You are so cool, I hope that you can end the global warming,” Ban added.

UNITED NATIONS - It’s not all war and peace at the United Nations. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon added pop music and supersonic skydiving to his agenda on Tuesday when he met with “Gangnam Style” South Korean singer Psy and Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Psy’s song “Gangnam Style,” which mocks the consumerism of a rich Seoul suburb, and hit horse-riding-style dance went viral on video-sharing website YouTube. It has been viewed more than 530 million times on YouTube since it was released in mid-July. “I’m a bit jealous,” Ban told reporters. “Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish.” “We have a tough negotiations in the United Nations. In such a case I was also thinking of playing ‘Gangnam Style’ dance so that everybody would stop and dance, maybe you can bring U.N. style,” he said. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz But while he briefly posed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) like he was doing Psy’s trade- practises some “Gangnam Style” dance mark dance, Ban wasn’t ready steps with South Korean singer Psy durto attempt it. ing a photo opportunity at the U.N. head“I know that you are here quarters in New York October 23, 2012.


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Samsung Electronics Co. Executive Vice President Nam Seong-woo speaks during a media briefing for Samsung’s new products which are powered by a new version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

Samsung sees 10 percent growth in PC sales Associated Press

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it expects 10 percent growth in PC sales by volume this year as it bets on new PCs that are hybrids of laptops and tablets to lift sluggish PC demand. Samsung’s PC team chief said the company hopes the ATIV series of laptops and tablets, which are powered by a new version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, would help lift its sales at a difficult time for the PC industry. “We expect a 10 percent annual growth by volume and 25 percent growth by sales this year as we increase shipments and introduce premium products,” Samsung’s Executive Vice President Nam Seong-woo said at a media briefing. Samsung is among the many global PC makers hoping that Windows 8 will

help them lure back consumers who have flocked to smartphones and tablets. Research firms have scaled back their forecasts for annual PC sales because of the weak global economy, which is pressuring corporate spending, and heightened competition from makers of smartphones and tablet PCs. IHS iSuppli said worldwide PC shipments will post the first decline in 11 years in 2012. In addition to other Windows 8 products by Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard and Sony, Samsung’s ATIV series also faces competition from Samsung’s own Galaxy series

of smartphones and tablets that fueled Samsung’s rise as the world’s top-selling manufacturer of mobile devices. Samsung tried to remain upbeat about the PC market. “Some say it is the post-PC era. But it is the new era for PCs that is emerging,” Nam said. “Smart PCs should be seen as one of the mobile devices.” Powered by Windows 8, the ATIV Smart PCs support touch-based features such as tapping and swiping the 11.6-inch screen to start programs. It comes with a detachable keyboard and Samsung added a digital pen and note-taking software to attract tablet PC buyers. Samsung is starting sales of the ATIV Smart PCs later this week when other Windows 8 devices will go on sale globally.

Spain, Italy putting EU climate target at risk Associated Press

COPENHAGEN — The European Union’s environmental agency says Spain and Italy could hinder the EU from achieving its greenhouse emissions target under a U.N. climate pact. The European Environment Agency said

the debt-ridden countries are not on track to make the emissions cuts required by the Kyoto Protocol, and have not bought enough credits to offset the shortfall. Such credits allow countries to offset their own emissions through CO2-reducing investments in developing countries. Though the EU is on track to meet its over-

all target, its members must also meet their individual goals. In a report Wednesday, the EEA said that current gaps in Italy and Spain, if not addressed through Kyoto credits, could put the EU commitment at risk. Though Kyoto expires this year, countries can use the offset mechanism until 2015.

GENK - Ford Motor Co is poised to tell unions on Wednesday that it will close a factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. Ford has summoned staff representatives to a meeting with European executives at 0700 GMT without giving an agenda, unions said. Ford Europe managers, including Chief Executive Stephen Odell, are scheduled to meet Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo and Employment Minister Monica De Coninck at 1100 GMT, a government spokesman said. The executives are also due to meet members of the government of the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders where the plant is located at 1000 GMT. The plant in eastern Belgium makes the Mondeo mid-size car and Galaxy and S-MAX minivans, but all three models are nearing the end of their current life cycles. Sources with knowledge of production plans have said Ford is prepared to wind down the factory and build the next generation Mondeo elsewhere. As consumers grapple with tight budgets, high unemployment and government austerity measures, economic gloom has translated into a slump in the region’s auto market. In September, European new car registrations shrank at the fastest pace in the past 12 months, leaving nearly all major brands nursing double-digit declines. On Wednesday, French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, which in July announced plans to cut 8,000 more jobs and close a plant near Paris, said third-quarter sales fell 3.9 percent. Ford’s Genk plant has operated on a fourday week for much of 2012, unions say, with only 15 more production days planned this year and none in December. Workers began blocking the gates when reports of the possible closure emerged on Monday. Ford, which will present third-quarter results on Oct. 30, doubled its European loss forecast for 2012 to $1 billion in July and said action was needed to “decrease our production to match real demand”. Unions had said last month they were more optimistic about Genk’s future after Ford set a date to start production of the new Mondeo there in October next year. However, the sources, who asked not to be identified, said the tentative start date was not a reprieve for Genk. If confirmed, Genk would be the second Belgian car factory to close in two years, after General Motors’ Antwerp site. The scale of Ford’s European losses has increased speculation that it will join Peugeot and GM’s Opel in announcing a major plant closure. Opel is in talks with unions on a restructuring plan leading to the eventual closure of its factory in Bochum, Germany.

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Bali Archeological Institute finds a temple building

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DENPASAR - Archaeological team from the Archaeological Institute for Bali, NTB and NTT found a cultural preserve object alleged to become temple ruins, exactly in the clan temple of high priest at Griya Giri Ganda Kusuma on Jalan Trengguli, Denpasar. When met on Tuesday (Oct 23), the Archaeological Institute team was conducting a survey and excavation over the findings. According to the Head of the Archaeological Institute for Bali, NTB and NTT, Made Geria, the findings began when a resident intended to make a septic tank and found a large number of rock stones resembling a building. The rock stones were buried about four meters under the ground surface. “For a while, we cannot ascertain whether the finding is really a temple because the upper part has been eroded or the materials have been taken. However, in terms of the remaining materials, they give an indication if they point to a kind of temple building,” he explained. Meanwhile, the research team leader, Wayan Suantika, said that based on the checking results to location of the findings, they had indicated a structure commonly found in a temple building. “We have found the eastern part. There, we found a profile of temple, namely the crossbar and side frame of a sacred bell. While the building showed a specialty because so far the temple made of large-sized rock stones has

never been found,” he explained. Though no written records and supporting artifacts had been found, Suantika estimated the temple was made in the thirteenth to fourteenth century. Such estimation was derived from the structure and building materials. “After digging, we then found all the large rock stones used as stuffing. In other words, those large rock stones are put inside the temple. Then, the external stones show the profile of large-sized stone temple,” he said. Aside from rock stone materials, the research team also found other features. After digging, the building looked to reach a minimum length of 11 meters. “Until now, we have not found one of the corners. It means the length of the building can be more than 11 meters. It is a remarkable finding considering that among our previous temple findings in Bali, only the Wasan temple locating in Sukawati Gianyar sized 11 x 9 meters. Probably, this finding will be even longer,” he said. (kmb28)

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Archaeological team from the Archaeological Institute for Bali, NTB and NTT found a cultural preserve object alleged to become temple ruins, exactly in the clan temple of high priest at Griya Giri Ganda Kusuma on Jalan Trengguli, Denpasar.

Sanghyang Memedi ends Festival Lovina Vaccine manufacturers from 14 countries to meet in Bali Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Performance of the Sanghyang Memedi Dance in Lovina tourist resort on Monday night (Oct 22) got a rousing welcome from local residents and foreign tourists. Aside from spreading mystical atmosphere, the dance also gave the impression that Buleleng was faithful in preserving the sacred dance inherited from the ancestors. At the same time, the Sanghyang Memedi Dance closed the Lovina Festival taking place for three days. Sanghyang Memedi was one of the sacred dances that were still well preserved in Buleleng. The dance was accompanied by the composition of bamboo music. When the dance was staged, tourists were watching it seriously. It happened because the dancers were in trance or got possessed. The Head of Culture and Tourism Agency, Ketut Warkandea, said that other than performing the rare arts such as Sanghyang Memedi in the Lovina Festival 2012, it was also held a cultural parade along the Binaria Lovina Beach. The parade featured a variety of cultural arts, cuisines and typical culture IBP/Adnyana Ole of Buleleng ranging from the Magoak-goakan Performance of the Sanghyang Memedi Dance in dance, baleganjur gamelan music, to the parade Lovina tourist resort on Monday night (Oct 22) got of traditional fashion of Buleleng. In the parade, a rousing welcome from local residents and foreign a number of tourists also participated as exhibitor. tourists. (kmb15)

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DENPASAR - As many as 37 vaccine manufacturers from 14 developing countries will participate in the 13th meeting of “Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCMN)”, which will be held from October 31 through November 2, in Kuta, Bali. “The main objective of the meeting is to improve the availability and quality of vaccines produced by developing countries and ensure a healthy community,” Corporate Secretary of PT. Bio Farma M. Rahman Rustan said. “PT. Bio Farma has also gained the confidence to host an international meeting involving hundreds of participants from 14 countries,” he added. The event will be hosted by Indonesia and attended by several countries, including Bangladesh, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt,

India, Iran, Mexico, China, South Korea and South Africa. “We hope Indonesia can cooperate with other developing countries in conducting research and developing new vaccines,” Rustan stated. “Bio Farma, as the sole vaccine manufacturer in Indonesia, also hopes that the country becomes a hub of research and vaccine development,” he said. Rustan added that the event also aimed at controlling the spread of contagious diseases still endemic in some developing countries. “We strive to overcome endemic diseases by increasing the production and quality of vaccines as per the needs of the market,” he explained. Bio Farma, Rustan pointed out, is committed to encouraging the production and distribution of high-quality vaccines in line with the national immunisation programme.


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In this photo taken Oct. 19, 2012, Jean Gianfagna displays some of the political mailers her family receives at her home in Westlake, Ohio. In Florida, Virginia and Indiana, voters have received phone calls that wrongly told them there was no need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day because they could vote by phone.

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TOKYO - Senior Japanese and Chinese diplomats have met to discuss a dispute over East China Sea islets that both countries claim, the Japanese government said on Wednesday, underscoring willingness to talk despite a sharp deterioration in ties. Sino-Japanese relations took a dive after the Japanese government bought the islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from a private Japanese owner in September, triggering violent protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese products across China. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura confirmed talks between Tokyo and Beijing after domestic media reported that Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai secretly met senior Chinese officials, probably including his counterpart, Zhang Zhijun, in Shanghai last week to discuss the dispute. “I am aware of the reports. That was part of the communications going on between Japan and China in various forms and at various levels,” Fujimura told a regular news conference without giving details. “It just shows we are in constant contact at many levels.” Following Japan’s purchase of the islands, China sent fishery patrol and marine surveillance vessels to waters near the islets, raising concern that confrontation with Japanese patrol ships could escalate into a broader conflict. The row with China, the world’s second-largest economy and Japan’s largest trading partner, has prompted the Bank of Japan to cut its outlook for economies in the region. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has described Japan’s security environment as tougher than ever.

WASHINGTON - In Florida, Virginia and Indiana, voters have received phone calls that wrongly told them there was no need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day because they could vote by phone. that has a telephone hot line (1-866OUR-VOTE) that collects tips on alleged voter intimidation. Democrats have been more vocal in complaining about such antics. They also cite groups linked to the conservative Tea Party movement that are training tens of thousands of people to monitor polling places on Nov. 6 for voter fraud. The controversial plan has been criticized as an attempt to delay or discourage voting. But Republicans also have been behind some of the complaints, which have been focused largely on the eight or so politically divided swing states that are likely to decide the race between Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Kurtis Killian, a Republican from St. Augustine, Florida, was among those in three states who have reported receiving calls that encouraged them to vote by phone so they would not have to go to the polls. Killian said he received a call from a man who identified himself as an employee of the Florida Division of Elections. Killian said he

refused the caller’s offer to cast his vote by phone then reported the call to local elections officials. “I know there is no such thing as phone voting,” Killian said. But “for someone who can’t get out easily,” such as elderly or disabled voters, “they might go for that - it would be convenient for them. Once you think you voted ... you won’t go to the polls. My vote would be canceled out.” Virginia’s State Board of Elections received similar complaints from at least 10 people - most of them elderly - who said they had been urged to vote by phone. Voters in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, reported similar phone calls in September, sparking an investigation by the Secretary of State’s office, which oversees Indiana elections. The probe has focused on a firm called Vote USA. It is unclear who was behind the group; its phone number is no longer active. The Secretary of State urged voters who receive a call from Vote USA to ignore it.

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INDONESIA Government, House agree on draft 2013 budget

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JAKARTA - The government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed on the draft 2013 state budget, Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo said. The draft state budget will be brought to a House plenary session on Tuesday for endorsement into a law, the minister said after attending a meeting with the House`s budgetary body at the parliament building. “The first phase of deliberation has been agreed upon. We are ready to bring it to a plenary session tomorrow,” he said. Both the government and the House have agreed to set state revenues and spending for 2013 at Rp1,529 trillion and Rp1,683 trillion respectively and that the budget deficit will reach 1.65 percent of gross domestic product, he said. He said tax receipts are projected to reach Rp1,121.6 trillion with a tax ratio of 12.87 percent and non-tax state revenues are expected to increase to

Rp332 trillion. The government and the House have also agreed to set state spending on goods at Rp166.98 trillion, personnel expenditure at Rp241.1 trillion, capital spending at Rp216.54 trillion and miscellaneous spending at Rp19.98 trillion, he said. He said energy subsidy is set at Rp274.78 trillion consisting of fuel subsidy worth Rp193.8 trillion and electricity subsidy worth Rp80.9 trillion, while non-energy subsidy is projected to reach Rp42.4 trillion. “The government looks set to raise power tariffs by 15 percent in 2013 and the reduction of electricity subsidy projected to reach Rp11.8 trillion will be allocated for infrastructure development,” he said.

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Supriyanto declined to comment on the violence and would only say that the incident was being evaluated. Police had rejected the students’ request to demonstrate outside the university and ordered the demonstration be shut down. The demonstration was one of several in Papua Tuesday which were organised by the KNPB ahead of a meeting later in the day in London of international lawyers who are backing a Papuan independence referendum. International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the police action, saying the students had a right to protest. “Police should stop the excessive use of violence in Papua. It should investigate officers who ordered the violence,” Jakarta-based HRW researcher Andreas Harsono said. The protests were the first major pro-independence rallies since Indonesian police shot dead KNPB’s deputy chairman Mako Tabuni in June, which sparked a wave of anger that saw cars and homes set ablaze. Papua -- a vast, mineral-rich region in the east of Indonesia that shares an island with Papua New Guinea -- has a mostly Melanesian population, ethnically different from most Indonesians. Jakarta annexed the former Dutch colony in 1969 and has since faced a low-level insurgency.

Police fire rubber bullets on rally, 8 hurt

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In Ohio and Wisconsin, billboards in mostly low-income and minority neighborhoods showed prisoners behind bars and warned of criminal penalties for voter fraud - an effort that voting rights groups say was designed to intimidate minority voters. And across the nation, some employers - notably David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who help fund the conservative group Americans for Prosperity - are pushing their workers to vote for Republican Mitt Romney for president. Two weeks before what could be one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, efforts to mislead, intimidate or pressure voters are an increasingly prominent part of the political landscape. Analysts say tactics typically seen in the last few days before an election are already in play. “We’ve seen an uptick in deceptive and intimidating tactics designed to prevent eligible Americans from voting,” said Eric Marshall of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who manages a coalition

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In this Oct. 19, 2012 photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese vessels take part in the joint exercise held by the East China Sea fleet and civilian marine surveillance and fishery administration agencies in the East China Sea. Senior Japanese and Chinese diplomats have met to discuss a dispute over East China Sea islets that both countries claim, the Japanese government said on Wednesday, underscoring willingness to talk despite a sharp deterioration in ties.

Apple... From page 1 “Theirs is made of plastic,” Schiller said, referring to the Android tablet. “The entire Android product is thicker and heavier.” Schiller later defended Apple’s pricing of the iPad mini, telling reporters he expects consumers to recognize quality and be willing to pay for it. In a surprise move, Apple also announced a fourth-generation fullsized iPad just six months after unveiling a third generation device to much fanfare. The latest tablet, which again sells for $499, is faster and slimmer and comes just days before Microsoft is due to show off its own “Surface” tablet. Apple also unveiled thinner MacBook Pro laptops, including a 13-inch Retina display.

MANOKWARI - Indonesian police fired rubber bullets on students at a pro-independence rally in the restive region of Papua on Tuesday, in clashes that injured at least eight protesters, witnesses said. Hundreds of police were deployed as around 300 people gathered outside the University of Papua in Manokwari, and a clash broke out with students hurling stones at the officers, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. Police then fired rubber bullets on the crowd and four demonstrators were hurt, the AFP reporter said, while another four were injured in clashes with officers. The eight were taken to the local hospital but a doctor there indicated none of their injuries were serious. Rally organisers, the youth secessionist West Papua National Committee (KNPB), also said four people were shot at the protest and taken to hospital. Local reporter and activist Oktovianus Pogau said he was beaten badly by five policemen as he pulled out his wallet to present his press card. “They punched me twice in the face and tried to strangle me. They hit other journalists and I saw at least two people get shot,” Pogau told AFP. Manokwari police chief Agustinus

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An Indonesian model poses for photographers during the Asia Pacific Hair and Makeup Olympic in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Police neutralizes homemade bomb in Poso

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PALU - The Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Gegana team of the regional police of Central Sulawesi neutralised a homemade bomb in Tonipa Village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict, Poso district, on Tuesday. The police confirmed that the suspicious object, discovered by the residents at about 6:30 am, was a homemade bomb, weighing about a kilogram and was placed inside cans of paint. The bomb was discovered by a third grade student on his way to school. The student noticed some white cans covered with black tape while waiting for public transport

and immediately reported the suspicious object to the chieftain of Tonipa village, who reported the matter to the police. By 7 am, military and police officers arrived at the site and an hour later, the Brimob team conducted a safe detonation of the bomb at the site itself. The bomb was meant to be detonated using a mobile phone to trigger the explosives. Some people witnessed the safe detonation from boundary line set by the police. Head of public relations of Central Sulawesi Police Chief Adjunct, Senior Commissioner Soemarno confirmed the discovery and safe detonation

of the homemade bomb. “The current situation around the detonation site is safe and residents can go about their activities as usual,” he added. He also urged the people not be provoked by the issues of SARA (ethnicity, religion, race, intergroup affiliation) which will compromise the security of Poso. Earlier, on Monday (October 22) a homemade bomb exploded in Kasintuvu village in Poso, wounding a police officer and a security guard of BRI Branch in Poso. The police and military have tightened the security in Poso by conducting raids along the border area.


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Denpasar City

Denpasar City is a capital of Bali Province since 1960 up to now where previously it was a capital of Badung Empire which is controlling the south part region of Bali Island from the end of 18 century until conquered by Dutch in 1906. Denpasar is a place for Bali Governor’s office therewith all offices from private sector until important government office like telecommunications, post office, bank, airline and hospital. The word of Denpasar is mean in north of market. It is a fast growing town especially since the tourism industry growth around 1960. Denpasar is populated by 561.814 people. Gajah Mada Street is main road in this town as the shopping centre and the edge of this street, exactly in the middle of crossroad had been built a statue which is called Catur Muka Statue. Caur Muka Statue is a statue owning four faces by observing four directions from north, south, east and west. This statue is made on 1972 and it’s building to commemorate the Badung War on 20 September 1906 which is well known as Puputan Badung. The courtyard which is located in the south east of Catur Muka Statue is named Puputan Badung Field where the Badung King with its people had battled until him dead against the Dutch colonist. In north side of Puputan Badung is standing up the office which is called Jaya Sabha that is an official office for Bali’s Governor accepts the important guest for having dinner while enjoying the Balinese Culture Show. In eastside of Puputan Badung, it had been built a Hindu temple on 1968 that is called Jagatnatha Temple. This Temple is a public temple to worship Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa / God. Especially each full moon, The Hindu people in Denpasar come to this place in particular at the evening time. In south side of this temple, there is Bali Museum built on 1931 by architect of Curt Grundler. Its architecture is a combination between temple and empire palace. This Museum contains the artistic object collection or artifact from prehistoric era until modern-day. Another place is becoming tourist destination is Puri Pamecutan/ Pamecutan Palace. There are lodgings for the tourist accommodations are available in this palace. This palace is rebuilt as according to its geniuses after broken by Dutch soldier on 1906 and in this palace is kept a set famous Gold Gamelan as empire heritage.

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ISTANBUL - Holder Petra Kvitova was stunned at the WTA Championships on Tuesday with a defeat that reduced her to tears while Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova began their campaigns in top form at the end-of-season competition. Sixth seed Kvitova was toppled 6-3 6-2 by Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in a contest that saw the Czech commit a whopping 41 unforced errors to only five from her opponent in the round robin competition featuring the world’s top eight women.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during their tennis match at the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Williams eased to a 6-4 6-1 victory against Germany’s Angelique Kerber, while French Open champion Sharapova beta Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3 6-2. Kvitova, so impressive winning the 2011 title, had trouble keeping the ball in court off the ground while fourth-seeded Radwanska put on a smart performance, easily moving her opponent out of position. It was the Czech’s first loss in 25 matches on indoor hard courts dating back to October 2010. Kvitova came into her news conference with tears in her eyes and admitted

having lost control of her emotions. “It was a little bit different, but the nerves were there for sure,” Kvitova told reporters. “I was nervous all the match. I felt my fingers weren’t still moving and I didn’t move on my legs. I’m disappointed in myself. “I had a lot of errors and it wasn’t good tennis from my side... If you are not playing like some matches before and now you have a player who’s number four in the world, it’s not easy to be relaxed.” BIG SERVES

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Stoner plays down chances of sixth home MotoGP win

Lakers’ Bryant misses second day of practice

Casey Stoner has played down his chances of a sixth consecutive Australian Grand Prix win - due to both his physical condition and handling problems with his Honda. The double MotoGP champion is undefeated at Phillip Island since 2007, and will be making his final home appearance this weekend before retiring from the sport following the Valencia season finale a fortnight later. Although Stoner was able to finish on the podium at Sepang last weekend, he underlined that he is still far from fully recovered from his Indianapolis ankle injury and subsequent surgery. He also pointed out that he has not been able to find a suitable set-up for his Honda since returning to the fray in Japan earlier this month. “We’ve really struggled with the bike set up in the past two races and I’m pretty disappointed with this,” said Stoner. “We always seem to find our rhythm in Phillip Island but I don’t expect it to come easily this year. Thankfully the track goes to the left [anti-clockwise] and we’re having a lot less issues with chatter when it goes this way. “Also there aren’t so many sharp turns so my right leg might be able to deal with it a little better. “I’m still nowhere near 100 per cent physically and I still need time to be back to full strength so I’m not really sure what to expect this weekend. “We’ll do our best and see what happens.” Stoner’s Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa heads to Australia aiming for a fourth consecutive race win in his continuing bid to close down championship leader Jorge Lorenzo’s current 23-point lead.

A week before the Los Angeles Lakers begin their regular season at home against the Dallas Mavericks, their All-Star guard Kobe Bryant missed practice on Tuesday for a second successive day to rest a “painful” foot. Five-time NBA champion Bryant was kicked in his right foot during the third quarter of Sunday’s 99-92 preseason loss to the Sacramento Kings and said he was unsure when he would resume training. Asked by reporters whether this was a setback for the Lakers, Bryant replied: “Not really. “It’s probably pretty good that it happened. It slowed me down a bit. I’ve been going full bore pretty much every day.” The Lakers have lost all six of their preseason games, and Bryant said he would “probably not” play in the seventh, against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Wednesday. After that, the Lakers will conclude their preseason schedule against the Kings in San Diego on Thursday. Much is expected of Bryant and his team mates in their 2012-13 campaign following the offseason acquisitions of six-time All-Star Dwight Howard and former twice Most Valuable Player Steve Nash. Howard and Nash will join Bryant, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace in a powerful starting five, though Howard is still easing his way into form after having surgery in April to repair a herniated disc in his back. Having played his first preseason game on Sunday when he shone with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, Howard sat out contact drills on Tuesday while recovering from general aches and pains. He is also expected to miss the Clippers’ game before returning on Thursday. The Lakers open the regular season against the Mavericks on Oct. 30.

15th grand slam at the U.S. Open, did not appear nervous at all despite playing for the first time since winning the title in New York on Sept. 10. The American pulled out of this month’s tournament in China with stomach flu but said she was healthy now and proved it against fifthseeded Kerber as she sent down her booming big serves and took control of the action from the ground. “I felt like I was ready to play,” Williams said. “I felt like I practised too much, and if I hit another practice ball I’m going to go nuts. So I just really wanted a match. “I was like, if I have another practice day, I don’t know if I can handle it.” Number two seed Sharapova hit 22 forehand winners against Errani in a rematch of the French Open final which the Russian won by the same scoreline. On Wednesday, Williams meets China’s Li Na, top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays Kerber and Sharapova faces Radwanska.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up a shot as Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton defends during the second half of their preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 99-92.


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LONDON - Shakhtar Donetsk led the way for the Champions League underdogs as they beat holders Chelsea 2-1 while former European champions Barcelona and Manchester United came from behind to maintain perfect starts on Tuesday. Danish debutants FC Nordsjaelland were within nine minutes of a memorable win over Juventus before having to settle for a 1-1 draw while last season’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich bounced back from a shock defeat by BATE Borisov on Matchday Two to beat Lille 1-0 in France.

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Juve have now drawn their last nine European matches, and salvaged a point when Mirko Vucinic equalised nine minutes from time. Nordsjaelland, ahead through a 50th minute Mikkel Beckmann goal, at least hung on for their first point in the competition.

“That was a fantastic achievement but I think we can get even better,” Nordsjaelland coach Kasper Hjulmand told TV 3Plus. Unlike Chelsea, who failed to come back after falling behind, Barcelona, European champions three times in the last seven seasons, did just that. But they needed a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time from Jordi Alba to beat Celtic 2-1 after the 1967 European champions had taken the lead at the Nou Camp through Javier Mascherano’s own goal after 18 minutes before Andres Iniesta’s brilliantlyworked equaliser just before halftime. Alba told Spanish TV he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. “It was a move involving the whole team and I just had the good fortune to be in the right place,” he said. “I don’t know what the Celtic players eat, but they are very powerful in the air, in defence as well as attack,” he added. Barca lead Group G with nine points from three wins, ahead of Celtic on four while Spartak Moscow have moved on to three points after their first win of the campaign, 2-1 at home to Benfica thanks to Jardel’s own goal. UNITED FIGHTBACK

Manchester United avoided an upset at Old Trafford, coming from behind to beat Braga 3-2 after being 2-0 down inside the first 20 minutes as Alan found the key to unlocking United’s defence with two crisp finishes. United fought back with two headers from Javier Hernandez either side of a Jonny Evans goal which he scrambled in with his left foot after missing his kick with his right one. United manager Alex Ferguson told ITV that conceding early goals was a fault they needed to correct. “It has been the story of our season at home, starting badly and losing goals,” he said. “We have had to rescue games and it is the front players doing that. We played some

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Shahktar beat Chelsea, Barca and United recover A year to the day since Chelsea captain John Terry racially insulted Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers, for which he is now serving a four-match domestic ban, he is eligible to play in Europe but could not stop Shakhtar scoring after three minutes. He failed to clear a pass to Alex Teixeira who took advantage of poor defending to angle a shot past Chelsea’s Petr Cech who then made several fine saves to keep the score down. Fernandinho doubled the home side’s lead after halftime before Oscar became the third Brazilian to score in the match with a late consolation for the well-beaten visitors. “We are not afraid of playing against teams like Chelsea,” said Shakhtar’s Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu. “I think we deserved this victory - we created many more opportunities and the score could have been 4-1. “Cech had an extraordinary game tonight. Maybe Chelsea started a bit too relaxed.” Roberto Di Matteo, whose Chelsea side lost their first Champions League game since he became manager in March, said: “Shakhtar have a good track record at home, particularly against the English teams. “It’s very difficult when you concede a fast goal. It’s a shame we got back into the game a bit late. I believed we could score a goal at least but they punished us after we lost the ball in midfield. We have to do better as a team in those situations.” The result left the Ukrainian side at the top of Group E with seven points, three more than Chelsea. Juventus have three and Nordsjaelland one.

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terrific football tonight, but it is a concern losing the goals.” It was United’s third successive win and they top Group H with nine points, followed by CFR Cluj on four after they drew 1-1 at Galatasaray. Braga have three and the Turkish side one. In a lively match in Istanbul, Cluj had Matias Aguirregaray sent off after 28 minutes and Felipe Melo missed a penalty for Galatasaray seven minutes later. Dany Nounkeu put through his own net to give Cluj the lead after 19 minutes before Burak Yilmaz equalised for the home side 13 minutes from time. Va l e n c i a e n d e d BATE Borisov’s perfect start in Group F with Roberto Soldado’s hat-trick securing a 3-0 win in Belarus. With Bayern winning 1-0 at Lille with a Thomas Mueller penalty, Valencia, BATE and Bayern all have six points with Lille on none.

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LONDON - The English FA’s sanctions for racial abuse are to be reviewed in the wake of the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand case, FA chairman David Bernstein said on Tuesday. Bernstein said the FA’s disciplinary commission got Terry’s punishment “pretty much right” and he did not want black players breaking away and forming their own association or union. Terry was banned for four matches and fined 220,000 pounds ($350,700) by an independent FA panel for racially insulting Ferdinand when Chelsea played Queens Park Rangers a year ago. A number of players have said they felt that Terry escaped lightly compared with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez who was banned for eight matches for racially insulting Patrice Evra last year. Some players, including Ferdinand and his brother Rio, boycotted the Kick It Out campaign’s anti-racism activities last weekend claiming that the organisation was ineffective. Bernstein told a news conference on Tuesday, called to launch the activities celebrating the FA’s 150th anniversary next year, that the whole issue would be looked at again shortly as there is no fixed sanction for racism under current FA rules. Bernstein said: “It’s on the agenda to look at it again.”The FA received a certain, probably limited degree of criticism for its processes in the Terry thing. We will look at that. “I think the tariffs will need looking at but given the existing scenarios and given other punishments elsewhere actually the commission got it pretty much right.” Any rule change would come in from the start of next season. Bernstein also defended the Kick It Out body follow-

ing the weekend’s events when a number of high profile Premier League players refused to wear warmup t-shirts with the Kick It Out logo. It also emerged on Tuesday that talks about setting up a black footballers’ association have begun. Peter Herbert, who chairs the Society of Black Lawyers, said talks about the formation of an organisation - which has a working title of the Black Players’ Association were “at a preliminary stage”. Bernstein said: “Do I hope players will s t a y within K i c k It Out? Yes I do. Fragmentation would be a shame, but at the same time we have to understand on moral issues people have to be able to make their own choices. But I hope it doesn’t lead to a fragmentation, in the interests of everybody.” AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky Bernstien also confirmed England would be playing Brazil, Scotland and Ireland at Wembley John Terry of Chelsea FC controls the ball during a group E as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations Champions League soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk which include the Champions League final at at Donbas Arena stadium in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. Wembley and the UEFA congress in London. 23, 2012.

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MALAGA - Malaga will be without their Spain left back Nacho Monreal for Wednesday’s Champions League Group C match at home to seven-time winners AC Milan, coach Manuel

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring against Braga during their Champion’s League group H soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012.

Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Monreal has failed to recover from a sore back and joins forward Julio Baptista, midfielders Jeremy Toulalan and Diego Buonanotte and fullback Sergio Sanchez on the sidelines, Pellegrini told a news conference.

“They are all important players but the team has already shown it is capable of doing without them,” the Chilean added. Malaga, making their debut in Europe’s elite club competition, are looking to make it three group wins out of three against Milan, who are second after a win and a draw in their opening two games. Malaga have never lost at home in Europe, having made it to the last eight of the UEFA Cup in 2002/03 thanks to five wins and three draws at their Rosaleda stadium, but Pellegrini knows Milan will be a stiff test despite a poor start in Serie A. “Their Italian league campaign has not been good but in the Champions League they have four points out of six and they remain a tough opponent,” he said. “Milan are going through a significant cyclical change with a lot of different players compared to last season and that is having its effect in the domestic league.” IBP/ist

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WARSAW - Poland’s sports minister offered to resign on Wednesday over the embarrassing postponement of the country’s World Cup qualifier against England last week after torrential rain turned the National Stadium pitch into a swimming pool. FIFA ordered the match to be played a day later after the game, originally set for Oct. 16, was called off when officials failed to close a retractable roof over the venue that cost $550 million for the Euro 2012 tournament. The debacle sparked a wave of criticism from fans and pundits and prompted Prime Minister Donald Tusk to vow to punish those responsible. He will present his findings later on Wednesday. “I feel politically responsible for the situation,” Sports Minister Anna Mucha told reporters. “The responsibility of the minister is not only to make sure that all procedures are followed. It’s wider.”

The Sports Ministry oversees the National Sports Centre, owners of the stadium, and are blamed by some for failing to anticipate trouble with the playing surface. Local media reported the pitch was much thinner than the one used for Euro 2012 matches, making it less able to absorb the heavy precipitation. Organisers said the roof over the 58,000 capacity arena could not be closed during rainfall due to safety concerns and neither of the teams nor FIFA wanted to close it when there was still time. Poland managed a 1-1 draw in the delayed World Cup qualifier but both managers lamented the effects the delay had on their players. Thousands of angry fans also complained that they did not attend the match because they could not afford to stay longer in Warsaw and reschedule their tickets home. Wednesday’s game was played under the roof despite sunny weather and mostly clear skies.


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LONDON - Shakhtar Donetsk led the way for the Champions League underdogs as they beat holders Chelsea 2-1 while former European champions Barcelona and Manchester United came from behind to maintain perfect starts on Tuesday. Danish debutants FC Nordsjaelland were within nine minutes of a memorable win over Juventus before having to settle for a 1-1 draw while last season’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich bounced back from a shock defeat by BATE Borisov on Matchday Two to beat Lille 1-0 in France.

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Juve have now drawn their last nine European matches, and salvaged a point when Mirko Vucinic equalised nine minutes from time. Nordsjaelland, ahead through a 50th minute Mikkel Beckmann goal, at least hung on for their first point in the competition.

“That was a fantastic achievement but I think we can get even better,” Nordsjaelland coach Kasper Hjulmand told TV 3Plus. Unlike Chelsea, who failed to come back after falling behind, Barcelona, European champions three times in the last seven seasons, did just that. But they needed a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time from Jordi Alba to beat Celtic 2-1 after the 1967 European champions had taken the lead at the Nou Camp through Javier Mascherano’s own goal after 18 minutes before Andres Iniesta’s brilliantlyworked equaliser just before halftime. Alba told Spanish TV he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. “It was a move involving the whole team and I just had the good fortune to be in the right place,” he said. “I don’t know what the Celtic players eat, but they are very powerful in the air, in defence as well as attack,” he added. Barca lead Group G with nine points from three wins, ahead of Celtic on four while Spartak Moscow have moved on to three points after their first win of the campaign, 2-1 at home to Benfica thanks to Jardel’s own goal. UNITED FIGHTBACK

Manchester United avoided an upset at Old Trafford, coming from behind to beat Braga 3-2 after being 2-0 down inside the first 20 minutes as Alan found the key to unlocking United’s defence with two crisp finishes. United fought back with two headers from Javier Hernandez either side of a Jonny Evans goal which he scrambled in with his left foot after missing his kick with his right one. United manager Alex Ferguson told ITV that conceding early goals was a fault they needed to correct. “It has been the story of our season at home, starting badly and losing goals,” he said. “We have had to rescue games and it is the front players doing that. We played some

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Shahktar beat Chelsea, Barca and United recover A year to the day since Chelsea captain John Terry racially insulted Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers, for which he is now serving a four-match domestic ban, he is eligible to play in Europe but could not stop Shakhtar scoring after three minutes. He failed to clear a pass to Alex Teixeira who took advantage of poor defending to angle a shot past Chelsea’s Petr Cech who then made several fine saves to keep the score down. Fernandinho doubled the home side’s lead after halftime before Oscar became the third Brazilian to score in the match with a late consolation for the well-beaten visitors. “We are not afraid of playing against teams like Chelsea,” said Shakhtar’s Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu. “I think we deserved this victory - we created many more opportunities and the score could have been 4-1. “Cech had an extraordinary game tonight. Maybe Chelsea started a bit too relaxed.” Roberto Di Matteo, whose Chelsea side lost their first Champions League game since he became manager in March, said: “Shakhtar have a good track record at home, particularly against the English teams. “It’s very difficult when you concede a fast goal. It’s a shame we got back into the game a bit late. I believed we could score a goal at least but they punished us after we lost the ball in midfield. We have to do better as a team in those situations.” The result left the Ukrainian side at the top of Group E with seven points, three more than Chelsea. Juventus have three and Nordsjaelland one.

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terrific football tonight, but it is a concern losing the goals.” It was United’s third successive win and they top Group H with nine points, followed by CFR Cluj on four after they drew 1-1 at Galatasaray. Braga have three and the Turkish side one. In a lively match in Istanbul, Cluj had Matias Aguirregaray sent off after 28 minutes and Felipe Melo missed a penalty for Galatasaray seven minutes later. Dany Nounkeu put through his own net to give Cluj the lead after 19 minutes before Burak Yilmaz equalised for the home side 13 minutes from time. Va l e n c i a e n d e d BATE Borisov’s perfect start in Group F with Roberto Soldado’s hat-trick securing a 3-0 win in Belarus. With Bayern winning 1-0 at Lille with a Thomas Mueller penalty, Valencia, BATE and Bayern all have six points with Lille on none.

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LONDON - The English FA’s sanctions for racial abuse are to be reviewed in the wake of the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand case, FA chairman David Bernstein said on Tuesday. Bernstein said the FA’s disciplinary commission got Terry’s punishment “pretty much right” and he did not want black players breaking away and forming their own association or union. Terry was banned for four matches and fined 220,000 pounds ($350,700) by an independent FA panel for racially insulting Ferdinand when Chelsea played Queens Park Rangers a year ago. A number of players have said they felt that Terry escaped lightly compared with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez who was banned for eight matches for racially insulting Patrice Evra last year. Some players, including Ferdinand and his brother Rio, boycotted the Kick It Out campaign’s anti-racism activities last weekend claiming that the organisation was ineffective. Bernstein told a news conference on Tuesday, called to launch the activities celebrating the FA’s 150th anniversary next year, that the whole issue would be looked at again shortly as there is no fixed sanction for racism under current FA rules. Bernstein said: “It’s on the agenda to look at it again.”The FA received a certain, probably limited degree of criticism for its processes in the Terry thing. We will look at that. “I think the tariffs will need looking at but given the existing scenarios and given other punishments elsewhere actually the commission got it pretty much right.” Any rule change would come in from the start of next season. Bernstein also defended the Kick It Out body follow-

ing the weekend’s events when a number of high profile Premier League players refused to wear warmup t-shirts with the Kick It Out logo. It also emerged on Tuesday that talks about setting up a black footballers’ association have begun. Peter Herbert, who chairs the Society of Black Lawyers, said talks about the formation of an organisation - which has a working title of the Black Players’ Association were “at a preliminary stage”. Bernstein said: “Do I hope players will s t a y within K i c k It Out? Yes I do. Fragmentation would be a shame, but at the same time we have to understand on moral issues people have to be able to make their own choices. But I hope it doesn’t lead to a fragmentation, in the interests of everybody.” AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky Bernstien also confirmed England would be playing Brazil, Scotland and Ireland at Wembley John Terry of Chelsea FC controls the ball during a group E as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations Champions League soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk which include the Champions League final at at Donbas Arena stadium in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. Wembley and the UEFA congress in London. 23, 2012.

Malaga missing Monreal for Milan match, Pellegrini says Reuters

MALAGA - Malaga will be without their Spain left back Nacho Monreal for Wednesday’s Champions League Group C match at home to seven-time winners AC Milan, coach Manuel

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Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring against Braga during their Champion’s League group H soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012.

Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Monreal has failed to recover from a sore back and joins forward Julio Baptista, midfielders Jeremy Toulalan and Diego Buonanotte and fullback Sergio Sanchez on the sidelines, Pellegrini told a news conference.

“They are all important players but the team has already shown it is capable of doing without them,” the Chilean added. Malaga, making their debut in Europe’s elite club competition, are looking to make it three group wins out of three against Milan, who are second after a win and a draw in their opening two games. Malaga have never lost at home in Europe, having made it to the last eight of the UEFA Cup in 2002/03 thanks to five wins and three draws at their Rosaleda stadium, but Pellegrini knows Milan will be a stiff test despite a poor start in Serie A. “Their Italian league campaign has not been good but in the Champions League they have four points out of six and they remain a tough opponent,” he said. “Milan are going through a significant cyclical change with a lot of different players compared to last season and that is having its effect in the domestic league.” IBP/ist

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Polish minister offers to resign over stadium roof fiasco Reuters

WARSAW - Poland’s sports minister offered to resign on Wednesday over the embarrassing postponement of the country’s World Cup qualifier against England last week after torrential rain turned the National Stadium pitch into a swimming pool. FIFA ordered the match to be played a day later after the game, originally set for Oct. 16, was called off when officials failed to close a retractable roof over the venue that cost $550 million for the Euro 2012 tournament. The debacle sparked a wave of criticism from fans and pundits and prompted Prime Minister Donald Tusk to vow to punish those responsible. He will present his findings later on Wednesday. “I feel politically responsible for the situation,” Sports Minister Anna Mucha told reporters. “The responsibility of the minister is not only to make sure that all procedures are followed. It’s wider.”

The Sports Ministry oversees the National Sports Centre, owners of the stadium, and are blamed by some for failing to anticipate trouble with the playing surface. Local media reported the pitch was much thinner than the one used for Euro 2012 matches, making it less able to absorb the heavy precipitation. Organisers said the roof over the 58,000 capacity arena could not be closed during rainfall due to safety concerns and neither of the teams nor FIFA wanted to close it when there was still time. Poland managed a 1-1 draw in the delayed World Cup qualifier but both managers lamented the effects the delay had on their players. Thousands of angry fans also complained that they did not attend the match because they could not afford to stay longer in Warsaw and reschedule their tickets home. Wednesday’s game was played under the roof despite sunny weather and mostly clear skies.


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Denpasar City is a capital of Bali Province since 1960 up to now where previously it was a capital of Badung Empire which is controlling the south part region of Bali Island from the end of 18 century until conquered by Dutch in 1906. Denpasar is a place for Bali Governor’s office therewith all offices from private sector until important government office like telecommunications, post office, bank, airline and hospital. The word of Denpasar is mean in north of market. It is a fast growing town especially since the tourism industry growth around 1960. Denpasar is populated by 561.814 people. Gajah Mada Street is main road in this town as the shopping centre and the edge of this street, exactly in the middle of crossroad had been built a statue which is called Catur Muka Statue. Caur Muka Statue is a statue owning four faces by observing four directions from north, south, east and west. This statue is made on 1972 and it’s building to commemorate the Badung War on 20 September 1906 which is well known as Puputan Badung. The courtyard which is located in the south east of Catur Muka Statue is named Puputan Badung Field where the Badung King with its people had battled until him dead against the Dutch colonist. In north side of Puputan Badung is standing up the office which is called Jaya Sabha that is an official office for Bali’s Governor accepts the important guest for having dinner while enjoying the Balinese Culture Show. In eastside of Puputan Badung, it had been built a Hindu temple on 1968 that is called Jagatnatha Temple. This Temple is a public temple to worship Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa / God. Especially each full moon, The Hindu people in Denpasar come to this place in particular at the evening time. In south side of this temple, there is Bali Museum built on 1931 by architect of Curt Grundler. Its architecture is a combination between temple and empire palace. This Museum contains the artistic object collection or artifact from prehistoric era until modern-day. Another place is becoming tourist destination is Puri Pamecutan/ Pamecutan Palace. There are lodgings for the tourist accommodations are available in this palace. This palace is rebuilt as according to its geniuses after broken by Dutch soldier on 1906 and in this palace is kept a set famous Gold Gamelan as empire heritage.

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ISTANBUL - Holder Petra Kvitova was stunned at the WTA Championships on Tuesday with a defeat that reduced her to tears while Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova began their campaigns in top form at the end-of-season competition. Sixth seed Kvitova was toppled 6-3 6-2 by Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in a contest that saw the Czech commit a whopping 41 unforced errors to only five from her opponent in the round robin competition featuring the world’s top eight women.

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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during their tennis match at the WTA championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Williams eased to a 6-4 6-1 victory against Germany’s Angelique Kerber, while French Open champion Sharapova beta Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3 6-2. Kvitova, so impressive winning the 2011 title, had trouble keeping the ball in court off the ground while fourth-seeded Radwanska put on a smart performance, easily moving her opponent out of position. It was the Czech’s first loss in 25 matches on indoor hard courts dating back to October 2010. Kvitova came into her news conference with tears in her eyes and admitted

having lost control of her emotions. “It was a little bit different, but the nerves were there for sure,” Kvitova told reporters. “I was nervous all the match. I felt my fingers weren’t still moving and I didn’t move on my legs. I’m disappointed in myself. “I had a lot of errors and it wasn’t good tennis from my side... If you are not playing like some matches before and now you have a player who’s number four in the world, it’s not easy to be relaxed.” BIG SERVES

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Casey Stoner has played down his chances of a sixth consecutive Australian Grand Prix win - due to both his physical condition and handling problems with his Honda. The double MotoGP champion is undefeated at Phillip Island since 2007, and will be making his final home appearance this weekend before retiring from the sport following the Valencia season finale a fortnight later. Although Stoner was able to finish on the podium at Sepang last weekend, he underlined that he is still far from fully recovered from his Indianapolis ankle injury and subsequent surgery. He also pointed out that he has not been able to find a suitable set-up for his Honda since returning to the fray in Japan earlier this month. “We’ve really struggled with the bike set up in the past two races and I’m pretty disappointed with this,” said Stoner. “We always seem to find our rhythm in Phillip Island but I don’t expect it to come easily this year. Thankfully the track goes to the left [anti-clockwise] and we’re having a lot less issues with chatter when it goes this way. “Also there aren’t so many sharp turns so my right leg might be able to deal with it a little better. “I’m still nowhere near 100 per cent physically and I still need time to be back to full strength so I’m not really sure what to expect this weekend. “We’ll do our best and see what happens.” Stoner’s Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa heads to Australia aiming for a fourth consecutive race win in his continuing bid to close down championship leader Jorge Lorenzo’s current 23-point lead.

A week before the Los Angeles Lakers begin their regular season at home against the Dallas Mavericks, their All-Star guard Kobe Bryant missed practice on Tuesday for a second successive day to rest a “painful” foot. Five-time NBA champion Bryant was kicked in his right foot during the third quarter of Sunday’s 99-92 preseason loss to the Sacramento Kings and said he was unsure when he would resume training. Asked by reporters whether this was a setback for the Lakers, Bryant replied: “Not really. “It’s probably pretty good that it happened. It slowed me down a bit. I’ve been going full bore pretty much every day.” The Lakers have lost all six of their preseason games, and Bryant said he would “probably not” play in the seventh, against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Wednesday. After that, the Lakers will conclude their preseason schedule against the Kings in San Diego on Thursday. Much is expected of Bryant and his team mates in their 2012-13 campaign following the offseason acquisitions of six-time All-Star Dwight Howard and former twice Most Valuable Player Steve Nash. Howard and Nash will join Bryant, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace in a powerful starting five, though Howard is still easing his way into form after having surgery in April to repair a herniated disc in his back. Having played his first preseason game on Sunday when he shone with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, Howard sat out contact drills on Tuesday while recovering from general aches and pains. He is also expected to miss the Clippers’ game before returning on Thursday. The Lakers open the regular season against the Mavericks on Oct. 30.

15th grand slam at the U.S. Open, did not appear nervous at all despite playing for the first time since winning the title in New York on Sept. 10. The American pulled out of this month’s tournament in China with stomach flu but said she was healthy now and proved it against fifthseeded Kerber as she sent down her booming big serves and took control of the action from the ground. “I felt like I was ready to play,” Williams said. “I felt like I practised too much, and if I hit another practice ball I’m going to go nuts. So I just really wanted a match. “I was like, if I have another practice day, I don’t know if I can handle it.” Number two seed Sharapova hit 22 forehand winners against Errani in a rematch of the French Open final which the Russian won by the same scoreline. On Wednesday, Williams meets China’s Li Na, top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays Kerber and Sharapova faces Radwanska.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up a shot as Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton defends during the second half of their preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 99-92.


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Top Japanese, Chinese diplomats meet on disputed isles Reuters

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In this photo taken Oct. 19, 2012, Jean Gianfagna displays some of the political mailers her family receives at her home in Westlake, Ohio. In Florida, Virginia and Indiana, voters have received phone calls that wrongly told them there was no need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day because they could vote by phone.

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TOKYO - Senior Japanese and Chinese diplomats have met to discuss a dispute over East China Sea islets that both countries claim, the Japanese government said on Wednesday, underscoring willingness to talk despite a sharp deterioration in ties. Sino-Japanese relations took a dive after the Japanese government bought the islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, from a private Japanese owner in September, triggering violent protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese products across China. Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura confirmed talks between Tokyo and Beijing after domestic media reported that Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai secretly met senior Chinese officials, probably including his counterpart, Zhang Zhijun, in Shanghai last week to discuss the dispute. “I am aware of the reports. That was part of the communications going on between Japan and China in various forms and at various levels,” Fujimura told a regular news conference without giving details. “It just shows we are in constant contact at many levels.” Following Japan’s purchase of the islands, China sent fishery patrol and marine surveillance vessels to waters near the islets, raising concern that confrontation with Japanese patrol ships could escalate into a broader conflict. The row with China, the world’s second-largest economy and Japan’s largest trading partner, has prompted the Bank of Japan to cut its outlook for economies in the region. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has described Japan’s security environment as tougher than ever.

WASHINGTON - In Florida, Virginia and Indiana, voters have received phone calls that wrongly told them there was no need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day because they could vote by phone. that has a telephone hot line (1-866OUR-VOTE) that collects tips on alleged voter intimidation. Democrats have been more vocal in complaining about such antics. They also cite groups linked to the conservative Tea Party movement that are training tens of thousands of people to monitor polling places on Nov. 6 for voter fraud. The controversial plan has been criticized as an attempt to delay or discourage voting. But Republicans also have been behind some of the complaints, which have been focused largely on the eight or so politically divided swing states that are likely to decide the race between Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Kurtis Killian, a Republican from St. Augustine, Florida, was among those in three states who have reported receiving calls that encouraged them to vote by phone so they would not have to go to the polls. Killian said he received a call from a man who identified himself as an employee of the Florida Division of Elections. Killian said he

refused the caller’s offer to cast his vote by phone then reported the call to local elections officials. “I know there is no such thing as phone voting,” Killian said. But “for someone who can’t get out easily,” such as elderly or disabled voters, “they might go for that - it would be convenient for them. Once you think you voted ... you won’t go to the polls. My vote would be canceled out.” Virginia’s State Board of Elections received similar complaints from at least 10 people - most of them elderly - who said they had been urged to vote by phone. Voters in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, reported similar phone calls in September, sparking an investigation by the Secretary of State’s office, which oversees Indiana elections. The probe has focused on a firm called Vote USA. It is unclear who was behind the group; its phone number is no longer active. The Secretary of State urged voters who receive a call from Vote USA to ignore it.

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INDONESIA Government, House agree on draft 2013 budget

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JAKARTA - The government and the House of Representatives (DPR) have agreed on the draft 2013 state budget, Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo said. The draft state budget will be brought to a House plenary session on Tuesday for endorsement into a law, the minister said after attending a meeting with the House`s budgetary body at the parliament building. “The first phase of deliberation has been agreed upon. We are ready to bring it to a plenary session tomorrow,” he said. Both the government and the House have agreed to set state revenues and spending for 2013 at Rp1,529 trillion and Rp1,683 trillion respectively and that the budget deficit will reach 1.65 percent of gross domestic product, he said. He said tax receipts are projected to reach Rp1,121.6 trillion with a tax ratio of 12.87 percent and non-tax state revenues are expected to increase to

Rp332 trillion. The government and the House have also agreed to set state spending on goods at Rp166.98 trillion, personnel expenditure at Rp241.1 trillion, capital spending at Rp216.54 trillion and miscellaneous spending at Rp19.98 trillion, he said. He said energy subsidy is set at Rp274.78 trillion consisting of fuel subsidy worth Rp193.8 trillion and electricity subsidy worth Rp80.9 trillion, while non-energy subsidy is projected to reach Rp42.4 trillion. “The government looks set to raise power tariffs by 15 percent in 2013 and the reduction of electricity subsidy projected to reach Rp11.8 trillion will be allocated for infrastructure development,” he said.

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Supriyanto declined to comment on the violence and would only say that the incident was being evaluated. Police had rejected the students’ request to demonstrate outside the university and ordered the demonstration be shut down. The demonstration was one of several in Papua Tuesday which were organised by the KNPB ahead of a meeting later in the day in London of international lawyers who are backing a Papuan independence referendum. International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the police action, saying the students had a right to protest. “Police should stop the excessive use of violence in Papua. It should investigate officers who ordered the violence,” Jakarta-based HRW researcher Andreas Harsono said. The protests were the first major pro-independence rallies since Indonesian police shot dead KNPB’s deputy chairman Mako Tabuni in June, which sparked a wave of anger that saw cars and homes set ablaze. Papua -- a vast, mineral-rich region in the east of Indonesia that shares an island with Papua New Guinea -- has a mostly Melanesian population, ethnically different from most Indonesians. Jakarta annexed the former Dutch colony in 1969 and has since faced a low-level insurgency.

Police fire rubber bullets on rally, 8 hurt

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In Ohio and Wisconsin, billboards in mostly low-income and minority neighborhoods showed prisoners behind bars and warned of criminal penalties for voter fraud - an effort that voting rights groups say was designed to intimidate minority voters. And across the nation, some employers - notably David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who help fund the conservative group Americans for Prosperity - are pushing their workers to vote for Republican Mitt Romney for president. Two weeks before what could be one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, efforts to mislead, intimidate or pressure voters are an increasingly prominent part of the political landscape. Analysts say tactics typically seen in the last few days before an election are already in play. “We’ve seen an uptick in deceptive and intimidating tactics designed to prevent eligible Americans from voting,” said Eric Marshall of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, who manages a coalition

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In this Oct. 19, 2012 photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese vessels take part in the joint exercise held by the East China Sea fleet and civilian marine surveillance and fishery administration agencies in the East China Sea. Senior Japanese and Chinese diplomats have met to discuss a dispute over East China Sea islets that both countries claim, the Japanese government said on Wednesday, underscoring willingness to talk despite a sharp deterioration in ties.

Apple... From page 1 “Theirs is made of plastic,” Schiller said, referring to the Android tablet. “The entire Android product is thicker and heavier.” Schiller later defended Apple’s pricing of the iPad mini, telling reporters he expects consumers to recognize quality and be willing to pay for it. In a surprise move, Apple also announced a fourth-generation fullsized iPad just six months after unveiling a third generation device to much fanfare. The latest tablet, which again sells for $499, is faster and slimmer and comes just days before Microsoft is due to show off its own “Surface” tablet. Apple also unveiled thinner MacBook Pro laptops, including a 13-inch Retina display.

MANOKWARI - Indonesian police fired rubber bullets on students at a pro-independence rally in the restive region of Papua on Tuesday, in clashes that injured at least eight protesters, witnesses said. Hundreds of police were deployed as around 300 people gathered outside the University of Papua in Manokwari, and a clash broke out with students hurling stones at the officers, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. Police then fired rubber bullets on the crowd and four demonstrators were hurt, the AFP reporter said, while another four were injured in clashes with officers. The eight were taken to the local hospital but a doctor there indicated none of their injuries were serious. Rally organisers, the youth secessionist West Papua National Committee (KNPB), also said four people were shot at the protest and taken to hospital. Local reporter and activist Oktovianus Pogau said he was beaten badly by five policemen as he pulled out his wallet to present his press card. “They punched me twice in the face and tried to strangle me. They hit other journalists and I saw at least two people get shot,” Pogau told AFP. Manokwari police chief Agustinus

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An Indonesian model poses for photographers during the Asia Pacific Hair and Makeup Olympic in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Police neutralizes homemade bomb in Poso

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PALU - The Mobile Brigade (Brimob) Gegana team of the regional police of Central Sulawesi neutralised a homemade bomb in Tonipa Village, Poso Pesisir subdistrict, Poso district, on Tuesday. The police confirmed that the suspicious object, discovered by the residents at about 6:30 am, was a homemade bomb, weighing about a kilogram and was placed inside cans of paint. The bomb was discovered by a third grade student on his way to school. The student noticed some white cans covered with black tape while waiting for public transport

and immediately reported the suspicious object to the chieftain of Tonipa village, who reported the matter to the police. By 7 am, military and police officers arrived at the site and an hour later, the Brimob team conducted a safe detonation of the bomb at the site itself. The bomb was meant to be detonated using a mobile phone to trigger the explosives. Some people witnessed the safe detonation from boundary line set by the police. Head of public relations of Central Sulawesi Police Chief Adjunct, Senior Commissioner Soemarno confirmed the discovery and safe detonation

of the homemade bomb. “The current situation around the detonation site is safe and residents can go about their activities as usual,” he added. He also urged the people not be provoked by the issues of SARA (ethnicity, religion, race, intergroup affiliation) which will compromise the security of Poso. Earlier, on Monday (October 22) a homemade bomb exploded in Kasintuvu village in Poso, wounding a police officer and a security guard of BRI Branch in Poso. The police and military have tightened the security in Poso by conducting raids along the border area.


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Samsung Electronics Co. Executive Vice President Nam Seong-woo speaks during a media briefing for Samsung’s new products which are powered by a new version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

Samsung sees 10 percent growth in PC sales Associated Press

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it expects 10 percent growth in PC sales by volume this year as it bets on new PCs that are hybrids of laptops and tablets to lift sluggish PC demand. Samsung’s PC team chief said the company hopes the ATIV series of laptops and tablets, which are powered by a new version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, would help lift its sales at a difficult time for the PC industry. “We expect a 10 percent annual growth by volume and 25 percent growth by sales this year as we increase shipments and introduce premium products,” Samsung’s Executive Vice President Nam Seong-woo said at a media briefing. Samsung is among the many global PC makers hoping that Windows 8 will

help them lure back consumers who have flocked to smartphones and tablets. Research firms have scaled back their forecasts for annual PC sales because of the weak global economy, which is pressuring corporate spending, and heightened competition from makers of smartphones and tablet PCs. IHS iSuppli said worldwide PC shipments will post the first decline in 11 years in 2012. In addition to other Windows 8 products by Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard and Sony, Samsung’s ATIV series also faces competition from Samsung’s own Galaxy series

of smartphones and tablets that fueled Samsung’s rise as the world’s top-selling manufacturer of mobile devices. Samsung tried to remain upbeat about the PC market. “Some say it is the post-PC era. But it is the new era for PCs that is emerging,” Nam said. “Smart PCs should be seen as one of the mobile devices.” Powered by Windows 8, the ATIV Smart PCs support touch-based features such as tapping and swiping the 11.6-inch screen to start programs. It comes with a detachable keyboard and Samsung added a digital pen and note-taking software to attract tablet PC buyers. Samsung is starting sales of the ATIV Smart PCs later this week when other Windows 8 devices will go on sale globally.

Spain, Italy putting EU climate target at risk Associated Press

COPENHAGEN — The European Union’s environmental agency says Spain and Italy could hinder the EU from achieving its greenhouse emissions target under a U.N. climate pact. The European Environment Agency said

the debt-ridden countries are not on track to make the emissions cuts required by the Kyoto Protocol, and have not bought enough credits to offset the shortfall. Such credits allow countries to offset their own emissions through CO2-reducing investments in developing countries. Though the EU is on track to meet its over-

all target, its members must also meet their individual goals. In a report Wednesday, the EEA said that current gaps in Italy and Spain, if not addressed through Kyoto credits, could put the EU commitment at risk. Though Kyoto expires this year, countries can use the offset mechanism until 2015.

GENK - Ford Motor Co is poised to tell unions on Wednesday that it will close a factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. Ford has summoned staff representatives to a meeting with European executives at 0700 GMT without giving an agenda, unions said. Ford Europe managers, including Chief Executive Stephen Odell, are scheduled to meet Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo and Employment Minister Monica De Coninck at 1100 GMT, a government spokesman said. The executives are also due to meet members of the government of the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders where the plant is located at 1000 GMT. The plant in eastern Belgium makes the Mondeo mid-size car and Galaxy and S-MAX minivans, but all three models are nearing the end of their current life cycles. Sources with knowledge of production plans have said Ford is prepared to wind down the factory and build the next generation Mondeo elsewhere. As consumers grapple with tight budgets, high unemployment and government austerity measures, economic gloom has translated into a slump in the region’s auto market. In September, European new car registrations shrank at the fastest pace in the past 12 months, leaving nearly all major brands nursing double-digit declines. On Wednesday, French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, which in July announced plans to cut 8,000 more jobs and close a plant near Paris, said third-quarter sales fell 3.9 percent. Ford’s Genk plant has operated on a fourday week for much of 2012, unions say, with only 15 more production days planned this year and none in December. Workers began blocking the gates when reports of the possible closure emerged on Monday. Ford, which will present third-quarter results on Oct. 30, doubled its European loss forecast for 2012 to $1 billion in July and said action was needed to “decrease our production to match real demand”. Unions had said last month they were more optimistic about Genk’s future after Ford set a date to start production of the new Mondeo there in October next year. However, the sources, who asked not to be identified, said the tentative start date was not a reprieve for Genk. If confirmed, Genk would be the second Belgian car factory to close in two years, after General Motors’ Antwerp site. The scale of Ford’s European losses has increased speculation that it will join Peugeot and GM’s Opel in announcing a major plant closure. Opel is in talks with unions on a restructuring plan leading to the eventual closure of its factory in Bochum, Germany.

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DENPASAR - Archaeological team from the Archaeological Institute for Bali, NTB and NTT found a cultural preserve object alleged to become temple ruins, exactly in the clan temple of high priest at Griya Giri Ganda Kusuma on Jalan Trengguli, Denpasar. When met on Tuesday (Oct 23), the Archaeological Institute team was conducting a survey and excavation over the findings. According to the Head of the Archaeological Institute for Bali, NTB and NTT, Made Geria, the findings began when a resident intended to make a septic tank and found a large number of rock stones resembling a building. The rock stones were buried about four meters under the ground surface. “For a while, we cannot ascertain whether the finding is really a temple because the upper part has been eroded or the materials have been taken. However, in terms of the remaining materials, they give an indication if they point to a kind of temple building,” he explained. Meanwhile, the research team leader, Wayan Suantika, said that based on the checking results to location of the findings, they had indicated a structure commonly found in a temple building. “We have found the eastern part. There, we found a profile of temple, namely the crossbar and side frame of a sacred bell. While the building showed a specialty because so far the temple made of large-sized rock stones has

never been found,” he explained. Though no written records and supporting artifacts had been found, Suantika estimated the temple was made in the thirteenth to fourteenth century. Such estimation was derived from the structure and building materials. “After digging, we then found all the large rock stones used as stuffing. In other words, those large rock stones are put inside the temple. Then, the external stones show the profile of large-sized stone temple,” he said. Aside from rock stone materials, the research team also found other features. After digging, the building looked to reach a minimum length of 11 meters. “Until now, we have not found one of the corners. It means the length of the building can be more than 11 meters. It is a remarkable finding considering that among our previous temple findings in Bali, only the Wasan temple locating in Sukawati Gianyar sized 11 x 9 meters. Probably, this finding will be even longer,” he said. (kmb28)

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Archaeological team from the Archaeological Institute for Bali, NTB and NTT found a cultural preserve object alleged to become temple ruins, exactly in the clan temple of high priest at Griya Giri Ganda Kusuma on Jalan Trengguli, Denpasar.

Sanghyang Memedi ends Festival Lovina Vaccine manufacturers from 14 countries to meet in Bali Bali Post

SINGARAJA - Performance of the Sanghyang Memedi Dance in Lovina tourist resort on Monday night (Oct 22) got a rousing welcome from local residents and foreign tourists. Aside from spreading mystical atmosphere, the dance also gave the impression that Buleleng was faithful in preserving the sacred dance inherited from the ancestors. At the same time, the Sanghyang Memedi Dance closed the Lovina Festival taking place for three days. Sanghyang Memedi was one of the sacred dances that were still well preserved in Buleleng. The dance was accompanied by the composition of bamboo music. When the dance was staged, tourists were watching it seriously. It happened because the dancers were in trance or got possessed. The Head of Culture and Tourism Agency, Ketut Warkandea, said that other than performing the rare arts such as Sanghyang Memedi in the Lovina Festival 2012, it was also held a cultural parade along the Binaria Lovina Beach. The parade featured a variety of cultural arts, cuisines and typical culture IBP/Adnyana Ole of Buleleng ranging from the Magoak-goakan Performance of the Sanghyang Memedi Dance in dance, baleganjur gamelan music, to the parade Lovina tourist resort on Monday night (Oct 22) got of traditional fashion of Buleleng. In the parade, a rousing welcome from local residents and foreign a number of tourists also participated as exhibitor. tourists. (kmb15)

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DENPASAR - As many as 37 vaccine manufacturers from 14 developing countries will participate in the 13th meeting of “Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCMN)”, which will be held from October 31 through November 2, in Kuta, Bali. “The main objective of the meeting is to improve the availability and quality of vaccines produced by developing countries and ensure a healthy community,” Corporate Secretary of PT. Bio Farma M. Rahman Rustan said. “PT. Bio Farma has also gained the confidence to host an international meeting involving hundreds of participants from 14 countries,” he added. The event will be hosted by Indonesia and attended by several countries, including Bangladesh, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt,

India, Iran, Mexico, China, South Korea and South Africa. “We hope Indonesia can cooperate with other developing countries in conducting research and developing new vaccines,” Rustan stated. “Bio Farma, as the sole vaccine manufacturer in Indonesia, also hopes that the country becomes a hub of research and vaccine development,” he said. Rustan added that the event also aimed at controlling the spread of contagious diseases still endemic in some developing countries. “We strive to overcome endemic diseases by increasing the production and quality of vaccines as per the needs of the market,” he explained. Bio Farma, Rustan pointed out, is committed to encouraging the production and distribution of high-quality vaccines in line with the national immunisation programme.


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Medicinal products must mention expiration date Denpasar (Bali Post)—

A case on the complaint of Klungkung resident recently appeared as the resident was given expired medicine by hospital that cared for him. In response to the case, I Wayan selling medicines, there has been Eka Ratnata, the Division Head of an internal control made by the Therapeutics, Drug, Cosmetics, pharmacy department. If there is Traditional Medicine and Com- no pharmacist, the pharmacist’s plementary Product Testing, the assistant will be in charge of it,” Agency of Food and Drug Control he said. Apart from internal control from (BPOM) of Bali when met on Tuesday (Oct 23) described that based the health care facilities, the meon regulation every sale of medici- dicinal control was also undertaken nal, food and beverage product had by pharmaceutical companies that to include the expiration date. It was released the products. “Therefore, intended for consumer security and every pharmaceutical company protection. also monitors the quality of its In controlling the medicinal products,” said Eka. products, added Eka, aside from From the results of raid made regular inspection of BPOM, the by BPOM Bali, according to Eka, medicine was usually controlled expired medicines were sometimes internally, especially in the of- found in health care facilities. Usuficial places where the medicines ally, the drugs had been set aside. were commonly sold such as at “If there are expired medicines in pharmacies and other health care health care facilities, they are not immediately destroyed but colfacilities. However, Eka acknowledged lected first until reaching a certain that not all health care facilities in amount before they are destroyed,” Bali could be reached by BPOM explained Eka. Meanwhile, the case Bali in the regular raid held every of medicinal recycling had not been year. Therefore, it was required found in Bali so far. an internal control by each health According to Eka, there were service. “In the health care facilities three categories of medicines. The

first category was the high risk namely drugs. To get this medicine, one should have doctor’s prescription. The second category was the moderate risk or free-restricted medicine. Purchase of this drug could be made without a doctor’s prescription but remained to be sold at licensed counter. The third category was the low risk or OTC medicine. Usually, this type of medicine could be found in the stalls or shops. For safety, Eka suggested to purchase medicine by paying attention to the expiration date on its primary or secondary packaging. “Primary packaging is usually the one wrapping the medicine directly, while secondary packaging is the box containing the medicine. So, if there is no expiration date on the primary packaging, please ask the secondary packaging,” said Eka. He added that none of the commodity products that did not include the expiration date. This also applied for medicinal products. “The length of expiration depends on the research. The expiration indicates how long the active substance in the medicine lasts. On that account, each medicine has different expiration,” said Eka. (san)

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A stall at Delod Berawah café area catches fire Negara (Bali Post)—

A hodgepodge stall located around the cafe at Delod Berawah caught fire on Tuesday (Oct 23). Allegedly, the fire was kindled by electrical short circuit in the stall around the beach. Ni Luh Eka Anggrayani, 37, the stall owner who had peddled since 2008 admitted to submit her fate. She hoped to continue her stall and moved to culinary stalls currently worked on by Jembrana Regency. From the testimony of several witnesses at the scene, the blaze in the stall sizing 3 x 4 meters located in front of the Mahkota Cafe was just known around 10:00 a.m. At that time, the situation around the stall and Delod Berawah Beach was still quiet. Ketut Sugiarta, a parking attendant who first saw the fire said at the time the fire was seen inside the stall. However, it did not reach the roof of building.

Local residents including some cafe waitresses in the boarding house rushed to go out and helped extinguish the fire. Half an hour before the fire, the owner came into the stall and took some eggs. Then, she locked the door and went to Puseh Temple for paying devotional works or ngayah located about 500 meters from the stall. “I left for paying devotional works in relation to temple ceremony. At that time, the lamp was still on while the stove has been put off. Probably, it was kindled by short circuit as I connected the power from cafe in the rear,” said Eka. Local residents claimed to just know if her stall caught fire after being told by customary security or pecalang when paying devotional works in the Puseh Temple. A few minutes later, three fire trucks came, but the fire could have been extinguished by residents and customary security. One of the customary security officers, Nyoman

Maga, said that in the morning the Delod Berawah area was quiet and the stalls were still closed. By and large, the stalls would be opened late afternoon, so were last Tuesday morning. Eka claimed that almost all of her merchandises burned out. Only a few bottled drinks could be rescued. She claimed to suffer a loss worth IDR 10 million. “As planned, I will open the stall again because I have no permanent job. Probably, I will move to the new location provided by the government,” she explained. At Delod Berawah is indeed being established a tourism supporting facility in the form of culinary stalls. Meanwhile, Chief of Mendoyo Police, IB Sudarsana, who came down to examine the site said that his party was still investigating the fire. From the testimony of witnesses, the fire was alleged to be kindled by short circuit. (kmb26)

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Tense, execution of BKR fails to be implemented Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Tense ambience occurred when the Bali Kuta Residence (BKR) located on Jalan Majapahit, Kuta, Badung, was about to be executed on Tuesday (Oct 23). Two youth groups mutually blocked. However, both groups were restricted by riot squad. Finally, the execution of BKR that would originally be performed by the Surabaya Commercial Court bailiff aborted. It happened after the Surabaya Commercial Court and the attorney of BKR, Agus Samijaya, made coordination. The execution was cancelled because it was considered unlawful. The tense started to be seen at 09:00 a.m. Dozens of burly young men were already standing in front of the BKR. Even, they also blocked the Jalan Majapahit, Kuta with a wooden bar. Not only that, another youth group, bailiff and riot squad were getting ready at the end of Jalan Majapahit. At

11:00 a.m., the mass of bailiff started to move and were about to lunge to the execution site. However, the attorney of BKR, Agus Samijaya and representatives of the hotel owner intercepted them. A debate ensued between the attorney of BKR and the Surabaya Commercial Court bailiff. The bailiff wanted to perform the execution. Meanwhile, the attorney of BKR said the execution could not be undertaken considering there was still another legal effort, namely the appeal. Few minutes after the debate, the clerks and the Surabaya Commercial Court bailiff read the verdict of Surabaya Commercial Court. The verdict contained the handover of BKR to curator. The court was said not to seize, but undertake a general execution. Agus Samijaya when met at location explained the reading of the verdict was assessed unlawful because the verdict was not read in its entirety. (kmb21)

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Jordan’s king steers nation through turbulence

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A refugee from one of the provinces of Idlib cooks in front of her tent in a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate, October 23, 2012.

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AMMAN — The foiling of a planned al-Qaida terror plot in Jordan underscores a new subplot in the story of the Arab Spring: Things are heating up for King Abdullah II, a Westernoriented monarch who has run a business-friendly, pragmatic monarchy with some trappings of democracy. Jordan, a key U.S. ally that sits at a strategic crossroads between neighboring Syria, Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Israel and Saudi Arabia, has so far weathered 22 months of street protests calling for a wider public say in politics. But this week’s announcement that Jordanian authorities had thwarted an al-Qaida plan to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country has raised fears that extremists could take advantage of growing calls for change to foment violence. The king also has been working overtime to fend off a host of domestic challenges, including a Muslim Brotherhood boycott of parliamentary elections, increasing opposition from

his traditional Bedouin allies and an inability to keep the Syrian civil war from spilling over the border. So far, Abdullah has largely maintained control, partly by relinquishing some of his powers to parliament and amending the country’s 60-yearold constitution. His Western-trained security forces have been able to keep protests from getting out of hand. And most in the opposition remain loyal to the king, pressing for reforms but not his removal. The stakes are high: Abdullah is a close friend of the United States and has been at the forefront in its global war on terrorism, including in Afghanistan. Jordan serves as a buffer zone to Saudi Arabia, another Sunni Muslim country, and to Israel, a friend under a peace treaty signed in 1994. The kingdom hosts the largest Palestinian population outside the West Bank. “The worst nightmare would be for Israel and SaudiArabia,” said liberal lawmaker Jamil Nimri. “Jordan shares the longest border with Israel and is one of its few remainingArab friends, while for the Saudis, it’s a neighboring country with a similar monarchy system in trouble.”

Syria agrees to ceasefire U.N. chief meets during Eid holiday “Gangnam Style” singer Reuters/AP

CAIRO/AIMA - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday the Syrian government has agreed to a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and that Damascus would announce the decision shortly. The holiday starts on Thursday and lasts three or four days. Brahimi, a mediator appointed by the United Nations and Arab League, said some Syrian opposition groups he had been in contact with had also agreed to a truce in principle. “After the visit I made to Damascus, there is agreement from the Syrian government for a ceasefire during the Eid,” Brahimi told a news conference at the Cairo-based League. He did not give a precise time period for the ceasefire but said Damascus would announce its agreement on Wednesday or Thursday. “Other factions in Syria that we were able to contact, heads of fighting groups, most of them also agree on the principle of the ceasefire,” he added. President Bashar al-Assad is fighting an insurgency that grew out of street protests 19 months ago and has escalated into a civil war in which 30,000 people have been killed. His overstretched army has lost swathes of territory and relies on air power to keep rebels at bay. “If this humble initiative succeeds, we hope that we can build on it in order to discuss a longer and more

effective ceasefire and this has to be part of a comprehensive political process,” Brahimi said. New refugee wave

Meanwhile, hundreds of Syrian refugees have poured into a makeshift refugee camp overlooking the Turkish border, fleeing a week of what they say are the most intense army bombardments since the uprising began 19 months ago. In the past two days, 700 tents have been erected in a sprawling olive grove on a hill just inside Syria and all of them have already been claimed. Dozens of stranded families struggle into the camp to find no shelter, but are afraid to return home to the horror of the constant shelling. Nabil, a pale 20-year-old with dark rings under his eyes, watched dozens of women and children who came with him from his mountain village of Jabal al-Zawiya cram themselves back into the truck that brought them, hoping to find refuge in a nearby village. “Some of the bombs were so big they sucked in the air and everything crashes down, even four-storey

buildings. We used to have one or two rockets a day, now for the past 10 days it has become constant, we run from one shelter to another. They drop a few bombs and it’s like a massacre,” he said. “My family came home this morning and found our house was completely destroyed. Luckily we were hiding in a cave. I had nothing to bring with me.” Like Nabil, most of the refugees were from Idlib province and said they were paying the price for rebel advances in the area. Fighters trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad have seized the strategic town Maarat al-Numan along the north-south highway, the army’s main supply route, as well as several military positions. War planes launched a series of bombing raids on Maarat al-Numan and nearby villages on Wednesday morning, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said that so far five people from one family, including a child and a woman, were killed in Wednesday’s assault. For two weeks, rebels have surrounded and attacked Wadi alDeif, an army base east of Maarat alNuman, and the army has responded with heavy bombardment in the surrounding areas. More than 32,000 people have been killed in the conflict, according to the Observatory, and the number rises daily.

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to see me dance but don’t worry - I cannot even imitate your movement,” Ban said. “I think the music can play a very important role. I hope that we can work together using your global reach. ... You have, I think, unlimited global reach,” he told Psy. “You are so cool, I hope that you can end the global warming,” Ban added.

UNITED NATIONS - It’s not all war and peace at the United Nations. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon added pop music and supersonic skydiving to his agenda on Tuesday when he met with “Gangnam Style” South Korean singer Psy and Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner. Psy’s song “Gangnam Style,” which mocks the consumerism of a rich Seoul suburb, and hit horse-riding-style dance went viral on video-sharing website YouTube. It has been viewed more than 530 million times on YouTube since it was released in mid-July. “I’m a bit jealous,” Ban told reporters. “Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish.” “We have a tough negotiations in the United Nations. In such a case I was also thinking of playing ‘Gangnam Style’ dance so that everybody would stop and dance, maybe you can bring U.N. style,” he said. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz But while he briefly posed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) like he was doing Psy’s trade- practises some “Gangnam Style” dance mark dance, Ban wasn’t ready steps with South Korean singer Psy durto attempt it. ing a photo opportunity at the U.N. head“I know that you are here quarters in New York October 23, 2012.


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US-Russian crew blasts off for space station

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A Russian spacecraft surged into clear skies over the Central Asian steppe Tuesday, carrying a three-man crew on their way to the International Space Station. The engines of the Soyuz TMA06M sent a powerful roar across the tinder-dry countryside of southern Kazakhstan as scheduled in the afternoon to deliver NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russians Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin to the orbiting laboratory. “I spoke with the astronauts after they reached orbit,” Russian Space Agency chief Vladimir Popovkin said. “They feel well. Everything went fine, despite the windy conditions.” After a two-day journey, the astronauts will join U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams, Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of Japan’s JAXA agency. The crew will face what may be the heaviest workload in the 12-year history of the space station over its first week. Tasks will include handling the departure of a Dragon cargo vehicle and a spacewalk to carry out repair operations on the station.

Of the three in Tuesday’s takeoff, only Ford has flown in space before. He spent two weeks as pilot of the space shuttle Discovery in 2009 on a mission to transport scientific equipment to the space station. Tuesday’s launch took place in unseasonably warm conditions and afforded the small crowd of space officials, well-wishers and family members of the astronauts at the viewing platform a clear sight of the rocket disappearing into the distance. Within a few seconds of the launch, the first set of booster rockets detached as planned in a puff of smoke and fell to earth leaving a streak of black fumes in its wake. An announcer informed the crowd of the craft’s progress over a loudspeaker. After nine minutes, he announced the Soyuz had reached orbit, prompting a burst of applause for the successful start to the mission.

Pu’u O’o crater. But when the summit of Kilauea inflated in March 2011, the pressure was relieved via a spectacular eruption that broke out at the Kamoamoa Vents. But the USGS has also watched the volcano’s magma chamber pressurize without producing an eruption, Patrick said. “We’ve seen

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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-06M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

Hawaii Volcano’s Lava Lake Threatens to Overflow

The lava lake inside Halema’uma’u crater, at the top of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii, is closer than ever to reaching the crater floor and spilling out on it, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The summit lava lake is deep within a cylindrical vent with nearly vertical sides. In the past two weeks, the lake level surged about 50 feet (15 meters) and now has only 110 feet (33 m) to go until the lava reaches the top of the vent and floods the crater floor, the USGS said today (Oct. 23). “It could continue to rise and overflow,” said Matt Patrick, a research scientist at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory. For the past several months, the lava lake has been slowly rising. The summit itself has been slowly inflating since early August.The lava lake rises and falls as magma levels change within the volcano. The connection between the vent and volcano is the reason the USGS is also keeping an eye on Kilauea’s eastern rift zone, Patrick told OurAmazingPlanet. “The rising level results from pressurization of the whole magma chamber,” he said. Deep inside the volcano, the vent supplying Halema’uma’u crater is connected to the actively erupting

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this pattern several times in the last couple years. One time it produced an eruption, but the other times is just died down and went back to normal.” The USGS has a live webcam trained on the lava lake, accessed through the Hawaii Volcano Observatory’s site.

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The lava lake in the vent in Halema’uma’u reached to within 110 feet (33 meters) of the crater floor, filling the entire bottom of the vent.

1 in 1,000 Men Battle Breast Cancer

Cecil Herrin kept asking his doctor for a mammogram, but the burly construction company owner was an unlikely candidate for the breast cancer screening test. “He said nothing was wrong with me,” said Herrin, recalling his doctor’s dismissal of the growing lump below his right nipple. “I knew there was something wrong.” Twelve months later, Herrin’s cardiologist spotted the lump during a routine check-up. “She said, ‘You need to get a mammogram and ultrasound,’” said Herrin, who lives in Grovetown, Ga. “I said, ‘I’ve been trying.’” Two days after his 67th birthday, the results of the imaging tests and a biopsy were in. Herrin had breast cancer. “I cried,” he said. “It hit me so hard. That was the scariest moment in my life.” Herrin had a mastectomy, a breast-removing operation that left a long white scar where his nipple once was. “It bothered me a lot to lose my breast,” he said. “I wanted to be walking down the beach with my shirt off.” One in 1,000 men is diagnosed with breast cancer in his lifetime, according to 2012 data from the American Cancer Society. And the disease kills about one man every day in the United States.

“It’s important to know that men are still at lower but measurable risk for breast cancer,” said Dr. Marisa Weiss, president of Breastcancer. org. “It’s not insignificant.” The lifetime risk of breast cancer in women is one in eight, but women are encouraged to check their breasts for changes and have mammograms as recommended. Men, on the other hand, often ignore the early signs of breast cancer, which include lumps in the breast, armpit or collarbone area, nipple discharge, and puckering, flaking or redness anywhere on the breast. The American Cancer Society urges men to discuss any breast changes with their doctors. Once a breast cancer diagnosis is made, the treatments are similar for men and women and include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The survival rates are similar, too. Herrin had no radiation or chemotherapy treatments after his surgery. But he does take the antiestrogen drug tamoxifen to reduce the risk of the cancer’s coming back. “I never dreamed in a million years that I had breast cancer… There’s not any cancer in my family,” said Herrin, who has become an advocate for male breast cancer awareness.

AMLAPURA — Forest fire in two corners of Mount Agung remained to happen until last Tuesday and was increasingly widespread. Even, the fire in the bushes and protected forest at Puragae hamlet, Pempatan village, Rendang, or the west corner of Mount Agung, even came up the two temples, namely the Dalem and Puseh temple of Pule customary village. Secretary of the Natural Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Karangasem, Ketut Prama Budarta, said the fire in the protected forest at Puragae had occurred from a few days ago. The BPBD team assisted by hundreds of local residents was deployed to extinguish the fire. However, the fire was difficult to be put out because it had engulfed the shrubs and tall trees. It got near the Dalem Temple of Pule. Meanwhile, at the distance of some 100 meters also occurred the Puseh Temple of Pule. Between the Puseh Temple and protected forest laid no divider in the form of pathway. On that account, the Division Head of Emergency and Logistics, Dewa Gede Muliarta Darma, said that residents enthusiastically joined the fire extinguishing with manual equipment such as sickle, hoe and shovel to bury the fire. As coming up the two temples, the BPBD team and quick reaction team with a total of 17 personnel were re-directed to location of forest fire at Puragae. Hundreds of people also participated in putting out the fire. Meanwhile, until Tuesday afternoon the fire coming up both temples had been successfully extinguished. Meanwhile, the other hotspots spreading away from the temple, namely into the jungle with difficult condition to achieve due to sloping terrain of the cliff or steep hillsides, could not be extinguished. The team and residents simply did monitoring as location of the forest fire was difficult to reach. “We just prevented the hotspots from spreading in the forest area as well as in the fields of residents so that they did not come up the temple or settlement,” said Prama Budarta doubling as Chairman of the Alumni Forum of the Indonesia Hindu Dharma Student Association. Prama Budarta also said the BPBD team was focused on the Puragae forest where location of the fire was more accessible to be extinguished. Meanwhile, the fire on the eastern slopes of the Mount Agung, namely in the west of Batudawa Kaja hamlet, Tulamben village and over Kedampal hamlet, Datah village, was only monitored. The monitoring was carried out by the officers of the forest management resort of Abang and Kubu. It aimed at preventing the fire would so as not to come up the temples or settlements. In the meantime, based on the monitoring on Tuesday afternoon around 3:00 p.m., the fire over Kedampal hamlet enlarged again. Thick clouds of smoke were visible from the Amlapura town. On Tuesday morning, the hotspots on the eastern slope of Mount Agung had shrunk. However, as blown by strong winds at midday, the forest vegetation on the barren slopes wilted or dried out, so they were easily burned by fire that was increasingly bigger. Headman of Tulamben, Nyoman Pica, said that he saw the hotspots at some points on the eastern slopes of Mount Agung, namely in the west of Tulamben and Batudawa Kaja. His party said he would report the matter to BPBD, forestry agency and other agencies, so they could assign a team to anticipate the spreading of forest fire. (013)

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Tourists stroll along at Kuta beach in Bali Island. Qualitatively, the economic growth of Bali is assessed insignificant. It happens because the growth indulging the tourism turns wild and becomes predator of the agriculture and the small industry gets less attention.

Economic growth of Bali insignificant

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DENPASAR - Qualitatively, the economic growth of Bali is assessed insignificant. It happens because the growth indulging the tourism turns wild and becomes predator of the agriculture and the small industry gets less attention. “Quantitatively, the economic growth has been pretty good, but qualitatively it is insignificant because amidst the rapid growth, the poor community also increases a lot,” said a banking and SME observer, Ida Bagus Kade Perdana, in Denpasar. According to him, it was required the implementation of economic system that upheld the principles of democracy and was capable of providing equal opportunity for all of the Balinese people to participate in the economic activities and become a host on their native land. “Do not let the majority of the economic activities be dominated by capital owners, so that the space for the economic activities of Balinese people is increasingly restricted,” he said. He said that by the economic democracy the government could act wisely in allocating the economic resources of Bali to all Balinese people. Besides, it was also intended to avoid the decline in the bargaining power of the government against the pressures and demands of the investors. “Moreover, if behaving obedient to the desire of investors, it will yield the policies that are pro the interests of a few people (investors—Ed) and ignore the interests

of Balinese people. These can have a negative and non-conducive impact on the quality of economic growth of Bali in the future,” he explained. An economic and banking observer, I Gusti Viraguna Bagoes Oka, also acknowledged the economic growth of Bali was more enjoyed by investors, especially foreign investors. Besides, it was also enjoyed by speculators, conglomerate groups and policy makers along with their cronies and a few other established groups. “Economic growth in the postreform and uncontrolled democracy is more originated from the excessive windfall of the sales of natural resources. They include in the growth derived from the practices of cronyism, nepotism, conspiracy, collusion of the authorities with the entrepreneurs, national and regional budget embezzlement as well as monopolistic practices,” he said. Viraguna said it might result in a high economic growth rate, but it would not be sustainable. It would not give birth to a new middle class based on governance and legal certainty. “What emerges then is a group of interest hunters, not the system of market economy being full of vitality, but false capitalism that will increase the poverty in the

community,” he exclaimed. He described that in the economics is known the concept of growth potential as the upper limit of the regional economic growth or long-term regional autonomy. It was determined by the quality of the institutions, quality of human resources, natural resources and infrastructure owned. Bureaucracy and human resources were the major inhibiting factors that should be addressed in the medium-long term to answer the growing economy but the poverty rate increased. “There should be an extra measure, such as the policy of developing the small and medium enterprises comprehensively and realistically, so they will be no longer faced with the problem of lack of capital as we often hear,” he said. He added it was also needed a poverty alleviation movement with a clear strategy whose preparation and implementation involved all the key stakeholders namely bureaucrats, businesses, community groups and of course the poor themselves. “A working team should be established with clear focus and responsibilities. All the teams are coordinated at the regional level by leaving all the individual and group interests,” he concluded. (kmb27)


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KUTA - Nestling against the shores of Kuta’s famed surf beach, lies a holiday resort that lays testament to the glories of the past fifty years of rock culture. Covering a prime 3-hectare site in the heart of Bali’s entertainment and shopping district, featuring 418 tribute rooms, luxury and deluxe suites, alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. A paradise for couples, families and singles.

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The Kekal activists are rallying infront of Governor Office in Renons

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Last weekend, hundreds of residents of Nusamara customary village were alarmed because the only pathway to local Dalem Temple was disconnected. At that time, a series of ngenteg linggih procession was going on in the Dalem Temple. One of the bridge’s wings leading to the temple located amidst the gully was breached by floods. Due to the initiative and mutual cooperation of local residents, the road access leading to Dalem Temple was ultimately passable. The day after the collapse, residents worked together to make temporary connection for the bridge. Deputy Governor Puspayoga making his time to come on the culmination of ngenteg linggih ritual in the Dalem Temple of Nusamara customary village on Wednesday (Oct 23) also saw the endeavor made by the forest side community. Deputy Governor Puspayoga accompanied by the Regent of Jembrana I Putu Artha and Chairman of the Jembrana House Ketut Sugiasa after attending the ritual was willing to have a promenade while having a look at the bridge. The road along 1 kilometer from the village road to the temple was formerly a footpath. However, there was no settlement around there other than the three temples venerated by Nusamara customary village. By degrees, the village showed a progress where residents paved the road leading to the temple and bridge with concrete. Hamlet Chief of Nusamara, Nyoman Widastra, said that a day after the bridge collapsed, the community worked together to re-connect the bridge wing by wood. “As it is very urgent and coinciding with the ritual in the Dalem Temple, the community did mutual assistance to re-connect the bridge. As a result, it is now passable by cars and four-wheeled trucks,” he explained.When visiting the bridge, the Regent Artha appreciated the efforts of local communities to work together in re-connecting the bridge. He also appealed to public to be vigilant because the recent weather was often hostile and some areas prone to landslides, including along the road to Dalem Temple. Likewise, the residents were also required to maintain the existing infrastructures. (kmb26)

Denpasar – Environment activist joined in Environment Advocacy Committee (Kekal) continue to reject the permit to rent the mangrove forest to investor. On Tuesday, October 23, they rallied for the third time to reject it. the permit is not suitable with the good governance where it promotes the open and punlic participation. Even tough the permit has been published but it is still not suitable with the rules. “The current area of forest in Bali is 22%. It is far less than the demand of the rule which is 30% so it is good to issue such permit?” Gendo asked. He added that if a governor has a clean and green program, he must stick with it and make the forest forbidden for the development of tourism accommodation. It is enough to create the forest as tourism destination. Suriadi, the Deputy Director of Walhi Bali, questioned the statement of Bali Governor about the publishing of the permit already went through various process that takes two years. While

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Deputy Governor Puspayoga visits collapsed bridge at Nusamara

This time the rally was done in front of Governor Office in Renon. Wayan Gendo Suardana, the spokesman of Kekal, said that the policy of the government is against the moratorium letter regarding tourism accommodation issued by the government. In addition to urge the permit to be revoked, Gendo also challenge the governor to carry out open debate on the mangrove forest. He also allowed the governor to audit the member of Bali Environment watch (Walhi). “The governor can audit us, whether it us message, account, and conversation but after that the governor must allow us to audit him as well,” he said. Gendo explained that the permit to rent the forest is on the opposite of rule number 28 in 2009 about good governance. Not coordinating with Bali House in issuing

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the actual paper works show that it only takes 14 months for him to issue the permit for PT TRB. “Even, the governor already give principal permit to PT TRB to manage the forest three months after the company file in the proposal,” he added. Kekal Bali also doesn’t believe that there will be no mangrove trees that will be cut down because the governor already gave permit to do that. In the permit issued by the governor stated “in developing tourism accommodation based on the permitted site, the company cannot cut down trees planted by the Forestry Department.” “Then, who can guarantee that there will be no permit to cut down trees. We often found inconsistency because the permit can be issued by the forestry department,’ said Suriadi.. (kmb)

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The deputy Governor AA. Puspayoga visited the collapsed bridge at Nusamara, Jembrana

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Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller displays the date when the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will be available to the public during an Apple special event at the historic California Theater on October 23, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple introduced the new iPad mini at the event, Apple’s smaller 7.9 inch version of the iPad tablet. Reuters

SAN JOSE - Apple Inc will begin to sell an 8-inch version of the iPad on Friday to compete with Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle and other smaller tablets, but it set a higher-than-expected price tag of $329 that Wall Street fears could curb demand. The 7.9 inch “iPad mini” marks the iPhone-maker’s first foray into the smaller-tablet segment. Apple hopes to beat back incursions onto its home turf of consumer electronics hardware, while safeguarding its

lead in a larger tablet space - one that even deep-pocketed rivals like Samsung Electronics have found tough to penetrate. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and marketing chief Phil Schiller

took the wraps off the new tablet, which essentially has most of the functions and features of the fullsize iPad but in a smaller package. Priced at $329 for a wi-fi only model, the iPad mini is a little costlier than some predicted, but some analysts see that as a bid to retain premium pricing levels. Others fear the gadget will lure buyers away from Apple’s $499 flagship 10-inch iPad, while proving ineffective in combating the threat of Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire and

Google’s Nexus 7, both of which are sold at or near cost. “Apple has always been a premium hardware manufacturer. It’s basically a hardware company and they don’t have Google advertising or Amazon’s online store to fall back on,” said Destination Wealth Management CEO Michael Yoshikami. “But people are happy to pay a premium because it’s quality hardware, and the ecosystem (of

content and apps) cannot be underestimated.” The focus on growing competition was evident as Schiller - at the iPad mini’s launch event, held in San Jose’s California Theatre - compared the iPad mini with Google’s popular 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet, citing feature by feature why the new Apple device was superior. It is unusual for Apple to single out a specific competitor in its product launches. Continued on page 13

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