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Hamilton: McLaren has momentum now AFP PHOTO/ANCHO GOSH
Israeli soldiers in the northern port of Haifa evacuate comrades involved in violent clashes when Israeli navy seals stormed a convoy carrying hundreds of passengers and aid destined for the Gaza Strip on May 31, 2010.
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JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos intercepted Gaza-bound aid ships Monday and at least 10 pro-Palestinian activists on board were killed in bloodshed that plunged Israel into a diplomatic crisis. Israel’s military said its troops came under gunfire and knife attack during the takeover.
Two foreigners’ house burglarized
“Our initial findings show that at least 10 convoy participants were killed,” an Israeli military Bali Post
DENPASAR – Robery often happen in Denpasar and the crime was happen on Saturday, May 5th 2010. Two foreigners reported that their houses were burglarized and they suffer great loss from the criminal act. The police department inform that the house entered by thieves belong to David Edwin Broadhusrt and Leeminjin from Korea. “The thieves enter the house by breaking the door and windows of the house,” said an
spokesman said, adding that at least four soldiers were wounded. The convoy of aid and foreign activists had set off in international waters off Cyprus Sunday in defiance of the Israeli-led blockade of Gaza and warnings that it would be intercepted. Israel had expected the op-
eration to end without bloodshed and had prepared tents in an Israeli port for detainees. The incident created a diplomatic storm with longtime Muslim ally Turkey, whose flag some of the six ships were flying. Continued on page 6
officer in the police department. David stays in Jalan Danau Batur Raya No. 25 Taman Griya, Jimbaran, Kuta and he notice thieves had entered his house at 5 am. David was surprised that his belongings were gone from his house. The things taken by the thieves were a passport, hand phone, camera, backpack, and other documents. David said that he suffered total loss of 25 million rupiah. He reported that case to the Kuta precinct. The police already con-
duct investigation on the case and they found out that one of the doors was open by force. While, the similar case was also happen in Leemijin house which is located in Jalan Moh Yamin I No. 6, Denpasar. He was leaving the house for a while but when he return, he saw the room was in a mess. After inspecting the room thoroughly, Leemijin said that he loose jewelries, computers, and hand phones, the lost is predicted more than 50 million rupiah (kmb21)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Bali News Second Pancasila National Congress ahead in Udayana
Ignore the Pancasila, the Nation Apprehensive Conditions Denpasar (Bali Post) -
Pancasila after reform increasingly forgotten. Many examples of how Pancasila sidelined for the sake of personal or group interests. Including, in many RI Act, which ideally should be applicable in the community is in conflict with the values of Pancasila as an ideology in the nation of Indonesia. In addition, there are obvious indications of the life of the elimination of Pancasila state and nation in Indonesia. As a result, the condition of the nation and the country is very alarming. Chairman of the Research Center for Pancasila UGM Prof. Dr. dr. Sutaryo, Sp.A. (K). accompanied by the Core Committee of the National Congress II Pancasila convey it, Sunday (30 / 5) yesterday at a news conference ahead of the second National Congress of Pancasila, Monday (31 / 5) until Tuesday (1 / 6) tomorrow. Congress II is a continuation of last year’s first congress held at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. II National Congress of Pancasila is an effort to dig up and revive the values of Pancasila after the era of reform. Five Principles to Second National Congress held in cooperation with Udayana University in Bali, exactly in the Theatre Building Faculty of. Medicine, Udayana University, Jl. Sudirman, today until tomorrow to coincide with the day of the birth of Pancasila on June 1st. Professor of GMU’s School of Medicine who is also the Chairman of the Steering congressional add, chose Bali as the place of execution in addition to the congress because Bali is an island of peace and upholds diversity, is also not free from historical factors. When the formulation of Pancasila is set, one representative from Bali at the time, AA Pudja boldly criticized the first principle of Pancasila, initially it was very close with one of the major religion to be “the supreme deity.” On occasion, the Rector of Udayana University was represented by homework first. Prof. Dr. Komang Gde Bendesa, MADE positively welcomed the holding of the congress which was attended by nearly 400 participants from all over Indonesia. Pancasila recognition must always be maintained and upheld as the state ideology. Udayana University to this day still remains consistent to give a course of Pancasila. This is in line with the vision and mission of the Udayana University to realize a superior human resources, independent and cultured. Until now many colleges that eliminate MKU subjects such as Pancasila, but his true subject is very important for the formation of the mentality and character of the nation. Chairman of the Executive Committee, Congress of Drs. I Gede Wardana, Si said the congress will be opened by the Governor of Bali and was present as Keynote Speech Vice Chairman MPR. Congress will be divided into four plenary, the first reviews the historical and juridical, philosophical second review, the three constitutional judicial review of the consistency of the values of Pancasila in the 1945 amendments, and the fourth review of socio-cultural implementation of Pancasila values in life of nation and state. Five Principles II National Congress in 2010 takes the theme “Consistency Pancasila values in 1945 and Implementation” will result in a recommendation structuring national and state life in accordance with the principles rooted in the values of Pancasila to the Assembly and other state agencies or providers, in reflux was more understanding of the ideology of the Indonesian nation state. Some experts who will attend as a speaker, among others, Prof.. Dr. Kaelan, M.S. (UGM), Prof. Dr. Katjung Maridjan (Airlangga University), Prof. Dr. Sastrapratedja, S.J. (STF Driyarkara) and Dr. I.B. Wiyasa Putra, S.H., M.A. (Udayana University). (R)
The picture shows a person finding fish by using electricity. The method is very dangerous because it could kill all the fish including the small ones and it will destroy the ecosystem in the pond
Car Window Smashed, Swiss Tourist Lost 15 Million Rupiah Kuta, Bali Post
It is an unfortunate fate experienced by a Caucasian female originated from Switzerland, Chantal S. (58), who lives in Jl. Legian Kaja, Gang Arjuna, Kuta. The reason is when she was passing on Jl. Dewi Sri, Kuta; her Suzuki APV tires were stabbed by unidentified people on Thursday (27 / 5) afternoon. More unfortunately, her rear glass was also destroyed; resulting in goods worth 25 million rupiah owned by Chantal disappeared. When asked for confirmation, Kuta Police Kanit Reskrim Iptu Made Dayendra under permission of Kapolsek Iptu Boney, on Friday (28 / 5) yesterday, said the rumors were true. As a precaution he and his team were combing and watching along Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Kuta, and Jl. Sunset Road, Kuta. The incident happened at about 17:15. The Swiss lady at that time was
driving a car (APV). Arriving at the South Seminyak LPD, suddenly she found the car’s rear tire was deflated. Due to this, Chantal was forced to stop. Later she tried to find carpenters pressed tires. Before leaving, Chantal did not forget to lock the door and closed the glass of his car. But unfortunately, it was reckless thieves broke the rear glass Chantal. Alley stabbed this tire specialist drain the
contents of the car Kitas, credit card City Bank and Bank Permata, 100 U.S. dollars, 100 Euros, 3.9 million Rupiah, and two bank checks. “The victim did not know losing time behind the car. Meanwhile, somewhere the perpetrators were already blurred. This case has been reported to the police and we’re investigating,’’ added Iptu Dayendra. (By DenPost)
National Technology with a RTC SMK Prakirin Signed MoU Padangsambian, DenPost
Vocational Secondary School (SMK), is cooperating with National Technology industrial working practices (Prakirin) and with the Bali Post Media Group (KMB). CMS will implement the National Technology Prakirin the RTC which has several media companies, including print media, television and radio, for 12th grade students in semester IV. ”This cooperation is to provide
direct knowledge, because the RTC is known to have a complete media and was known by the people of Bali. Thus, students who practice in the RTC can explore science with optimal,” said the head of the National Technology Vocational School, Ketut Adi Wirawan, S. Kom., Didamping Kasek Students, Services and Facilities Pre, Made Mudarta, SE, after signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the
leaders of the RTC, ABG Satria Naradha, Thursday (27 / 5) then. Ketut Adi Wirawan revealed, SMK who led the new school year starting in 2009 is open from the past, would now be opened as wide as possible for students who wish to go to school technology. There are two new majors developed, namely Department of Multimedia and networked computers. Two majors, will be prac(403) ticed regularly in the RTC.(403)
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Again, home-brewed liquor kills other lives in Gianyar:
Two die and three others in agony Bali Post
DENPASAR - Apparently, the home-brewed arrack already started to spread. After Tabanan, Denpasar and Badung, later on it killed other lives in Gianyar. Four patients from Gianyar diagnosed with methanol poisoning were rushed to Sanglah Hospital. Two of them died. The four patients were Nyoman Tangga, 36, a resident of Lod Tunduh Hamlet, Ubud, Gianyar; Made Sarna, 45, resident of Apuan Hamlet, Singapadu, Gianyar; Kadek Sertawan, 29, resident of Jalan Selat No. 5 Apuan Hamlet, Singapadu, Gianyar; and Wayan Ekayasa, 32, resident of Uma Anyar Hamlet, Pejeng, Tampak Siring, Gianyar. One of the victims namely Sarna died after drinking methanol arrack. The four patients were received successively at Sanglah Hospital, last Saturday (May 29) until Sunday (May 30). When received, condition of Sarna was alarming. Victim was unconscious and died shortly after
Bali hosts various international conferences Bali Post
DENPASAR - Bali remains to be trusted as the host of several important international meetings which will be attended by several heads of state in various parts of the world until the year 2014. “A number of important meetings have been scheduled in Bali up to four years,” said Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika in Denpasar, last Sunday (May 30). He said nearly every year dozens of international meetings were held in Bali, including those attended by several heads of state of the world. Even, six heads of ASEAN countries in the region would hold a meeting in Bali in the upcoming year 2011. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono when making coordinative meeting with governors throughout Indonesia in Tampak Siring, Gianyar, on last April 19-21, 2010 had time to review a number of hotels in Nusa Dua, the accommodation of the heads of the state and foreign delegations. Governor Pastika organizing the social gathering last Saturday (May 29) with various elements of Balinese society added that Bali in 2012 would host the APEC
meeting that would also be attended by several heads of state, following the world’s beauty pageant 2014. “The trust of international world, especially the government of Indonesia to Bali, is inseparable from the image of Bali over the years,” said Governor Pastika. Such trust was expected to provide a positive impact, namely the increasing tourist arrivals to the island of the gods. Bali received 2.22 million of foreign tourists visit during 2009 or increased 14.45 percent over the previous year reaching 1.96 million people. The visit was expected to further rise in the future, considering that more than 75 percent of Balinese people relied on their livelihood to tourism sector. Governor Pastika invited all parties to succeed the various international meetings by maintaining and creating conducive security environment. “It will become the homework of Bali Transportation Services and Bali Police to address the traffic congestion problems, especially after the exit from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, the area of Nusa Dua, Kuta and artist village of Ubud,” expected Governor Pastika. (kmb)
arriving at Sanglah Hospital. Meanwhile, three other victims until last Sunday were still under intensive medical treatment and undergoing dialysis. Information obtained in Sanglah Hospital told that Sarna and Sertawan were drinking alcohol together at the same location. Other than Sarna, the victim died of methanol also increased, namely Nyoman Rumia, 28, resident of Penempahan Hamlet, Manukaya, Tampak Siring, Gianyar. Previously, Rumia had been treated in the Surgical Medical Room of Sanglah Hospital since last Monday (May 17), and died last Saturday (May 29) at 2:40 pm Local Time. (kmb24)
The police destroy illegal liquor that had been confiscated. Apparently, the home-brewed arrack already started to spread. After Tabanan, Denpasar and Badung, later on it killed other lives in Gianyar.
Hopefully integrated farming pattern could be expanded Bali Post
DENPASAR - The development of integrated farming patterns pioneered by Governor Made Mangku Pastika and Vice Governor is expected to be expanded considering the agricultural sector support the livelihood of most people of Bali. “The breakthrough made is very good, but its scope should be expanded,” said Chairman of Bangli Farmer Group, Ketut Manuhara, last Sunday (May 30). With other farmers in Bangli Regency, he admitted to have sufficient land to develop agricultural commodities. However, his group did not get the portion of integrated agricultural project funded by provincial government of Bali. Therefore, such ideal farmers immediately submitted the proposal that had already been sent to the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, while attending social gathering with various elements of society in Wantilan Hall of Bali House, last Saturday (May 29). Ketut Manuhara hoped the proposal that already submitted for few times could be followed up and got the attention of Governor Pastika. Development of integrated farming patterns was considered very important in providing services to farmers, while improving the welfare and income of farmers in Bali that was generally still below the poverty line. Governor Pastika who was accompanied by Deputy Governor AAN Puspayoga warmly welcomed the proposal submitted by farmer group from
Bangli Regency and soon would prioritize the development of integrated farming patterns in Bangli Regency. Provincial Government of Bali, according to Head of Publications and Documentation Bureau, I Ketut Teneng, would allocate a fund worth IDR 8 billion to social assistance in agriculture specifically directed to the development of 40 farmer group unions (Gapoktan) in 2010. The fund sourced from the 2010 Bali Regional Budget focused on the patterns of integrated agricultural development as the continuation of the same program in the previous year. Similar activities in 2009 were directed to the development of ten units of farmer group union with the supporting fund of IDR 2.3 billion. The pattern of agricultural development was integrally tilled by technical agencies, with priority to villages that over 35 percent of their residents remained to
belong to poor families. Ketut Teneng explained the integrated agricultural development was initiated by Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, as an effort to increase farmers’ income and welfare, at least twice in 2013. Ten units of pilot projects for integrated farming pattern implemented in 2009 was expected to be emulated by farmer group union development becoming the target in 2010. Meanwhile, he hoped with such pilot project, similar activities carried out in this year would not face any obstacles and difficulties. “Prior to developing the integrated farming patterns, farmers should first have a closer look at the activities implemented by other farmers in developing such integrated pattern, both related to livestock, agricultural, fishery and intercropping sector,” said Ketut Teneng. (kmb) The photo shows a woman harvested chili in the integrated farming system. The development of integrated farming patterns pioneered by Governor Made Mangku Pastika and Vice Governor is expected to be expanded considering the agricultural sector support the livelihood of most people of Bali.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Kurdish rebel rocket attack kills six at Turkish navy base Agence France-Presse
ANKARA - Kurdish rebels fired rockets at a Turkish naval base Monday killing six troops in the latest assault on a military target since a jailed Kurdish rebel leader signalled an end to peace efforts. Seven soldiers were wounded in the attack on a military vehicle carrying troops to guard duty in the southern city of Iskenderun, Hatay province, provincial governor Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz was quoted as saying by Anatolia news agency. The attack was carried out by members of the “separatist terrorist organization”, Lekesiz said, using the official jargon for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leading a 25-year insurgency.
“Security operations were continuing,” he said, adding that additional police and troops were deployed after the attack. Media reports said three of the wounded soldiers were in critical condition in a military hospital in Ankara. There was no immediate claim of responsibility by the PKK, an outlawed separatist group whose leader Abdullah Ocalan decided to abandon efforts to seek dialogue with the Turkish government.
NATO air strikes hit Taliban in troubled district Agence France-Presse
KABUL - NATO air strikes on Monday targeted the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan in an attempt to dislodge the militia from a district they captured from government forces last week, the alliance said. The militants seized the district of Bargi Matal in the rugged Nuristan province on Saturday, driving out Afghan security forces after days of fierce fighting. On Monday, NATO jets bombed the troubled region in what the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said was an operation in support of its Afghan counterparts. “ISAF supported Afghan national security force operations in Nuristan province by delivering precision-guided air strikes on known insurgent locations near Bargi Matal early Monday,” it said in a statement. The air strikes were requested by Afghan commanders, it added. An ISAF spokesman told AFP the raids had targeted “the bad guys in Bargi Matal”. Interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said the raids were called in by Afghan troops ahead of an operation to recapture the district. “We’re going to launch an operation very soon to retake the district. The air strikes were in support of our operations and were called in preparation for ground operations,” he said. The Taliban are waging an insurgency to overthrow the US-backed government of President Hamid Karzai which is backed by 130,000 international troops. The insurgency has gained strength in recent years as the rebels have spread their influence beyond their traditional stronghold in the country’s south. NATO, US and Afghan troops are preparing their biggest offensive against the rebels in the southern province of Kandahar, with foreign troop numbers set to peak at 150,000 by August.
Five members of Turkey’s security forces were killed on Saturday in a string of attacks that gave a strong sign that Kurdish peace efforts are unravelling. Army chief General Ilker Basbug cut short a visit to Egypt after the rocket attack and a deadly Israeli operation on an aid convoy headed to the Gaza Strip, which included several Turkish vessels. Ocalan was jailed for life in 1999 but has retained his influence over the PKK from his prison cell on Imrali island, often issuing guidelines to rebels in statements released through his lawyers. His calls for dialogue have been rejected by the government, which insists the PKK either lay down its
arms or face the army, and he was quoted in a party mouthpiece over the weekend as having given up his pursuit of dialogue. “Keeping up this process is no longer meaningful and useful. I am quitting after May 31 since I could not find an interlocutor,” Ocalan was quoted by the Ozgur Politika newspaper as telling his lawyers during a recent prison visit. Ocalan however said his decision did not amount to a call for the PKK to intensify its armed campaign. “This should not be misunderstood. This is not a call for a war,” he said, according to Saturday’s Ozgur Politika. Following a usual winter lull, violence has broken out anew in the
southeast. The melting of winter snow has allowed the rebels to move out from their mountain hideouts in Turkey and neighbouring Iraq. The PKK, listed as a terrorist group by Turkey and much of the international community, took up arms in 1984, sparking a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives. Last year, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government announced it would expand Kurdish freedoms in a bid to peacefully end the conflict. The initiative however has faltered, amid bitterness over the government’s decision to ban the main Kurdish party and public outrage at bloody PKK attacks.
New Zealand anti-whaling activist on trial in Japan denies assault Agence France-Presse
TOKYO - A New Zealand anti-whaling activist on trial in Japan denied Monday a charge of assault, saying that rancid butter stink bombs he threw at harpoon ships were no more acidic than orange juice. Peter Bethune, of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also tearfully recounted the day the campaigners’ speedboat collided with the whaling fleet’s security ship the Shonan Maru II during confrontations in Antarctic waters. Bethune, 45, is on trial for allegedly causing chemical burns to the face of a whaler and for several charges relating to his boarding of the Shonan Maru II weeks after the futuristic boat the Ady Gil sank following the collision. Prosecutors say a rancid butter, or butyric acid, stink bomb caused chemical burns to the face of a 24-year-old Japanese crew member during a February 11 clash and also hurt the eyes of several other whalers. Bethune, who has admitted to four charges but not assault, said he threw the bottle thinking it “very unlikely” to hit crew members, and that the butyric acid has the same level of acidity as orange juice. “It’s very smelly, but it’s OK if it falls in the water. It’s organic and biodegradable and won’t harm anyone,” he said. Bethune faces up to 15 years jail if convicted on the assault and other charges. He was detained by whalers in February after he climbed aboard the Shonan Maru II, the security ship of the Japanese whaling fleet, during its annual cull of the giant sea mammals. He wanted to make a citizen’s arrest of the captain and also bill him for the 300-million-dollar kevlar trimaran which he helped build and which sank after what Bethune described as a harrowing collision. “I thought my crew was going to die,” he said. “Five people got bruises and one broke a rib. Ady Gil has been my life. I live with this vision of being run over. This broke my heart.” His trial throws a spotlight on Japanese whaling, which the island-nation defends as part of its culture and carries out under a loophole to an international moratorium that allows lethal “scientific research”. The militant Sea Shepherd group pursued and harassed Japanese whalers in Antarctic waters for months in the 2009-2010 season, a campaign which both sides say reduced the Japanese cull by several hundred whales. The activist, who joined the group in July 2009, also told the court that he would likely not return to the Antarctic. He has told Japanese media he needed to earn money to support his family after his unpaid activism.
AFP PHOTO / HO / FILES / AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS SERVICE
This undated file picture released on February 7, 2008 by the Australian Customs Services shows a mother whale and her calf being dragged on board a Japanese ship after being harpooned in Antarctic waters.
“When I went to the Antarctic I was standing up for what I believe is right,” Bethune said.” “Going to the Antarctic is unlikely in the future.” He also said: “I don’t have a problem with Japanese people, but I have a problem with whaling.” During the hearing, a heckler was evicted from court after loudly accusing Bethune of being a “fascist” and “racist”.
International IMIGRATION Australian Consulate General Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Phone: +62 361 241118 Fax: +62 361 221195 (General) +62 361 241120 (Immigration)
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HOSPITAL Denpasar There are 4 major hospitals usually used by foreigners Denpasar General Hospital (RSUP Sanglah), Kasih Ibu Hospital, Rumah Sakit Wongaya and Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada.
HOSPITAL Bangli Bangli General Hospital Jl. Kesumayuda 27, Bangli Phone : +62 366 91521 Gianyar
Royal Danish & Norwegian Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 070 The Czech Republic Jalan Pengembak No. 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.286 465 France Consulate Agency Jalan Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.285 485 The Federal Republic of Germany Jalan Pantai Karang No 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.288 535 The Republic of Hungary Jalan By Pass No 219 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.287 701 Italian Consulate Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico Jalan Mohamad Yamin 1 A, Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.223 266 Honorary Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta 127, Bali Phone +62.361.761 506 Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Vallet 2 No 11. Jalan Patih Jelantik Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.769 286 USA Consulate Agency Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.222 426 Consulate General of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.227 628 Honorary Consulate of British Jalan Tirta Nadi No. 20 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.270 601 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jalan Patih Jelantik, Komplek Pertokoan Istana Galleria Phone +62.361.751 735 Honorary Consulate of Brazil Jalan Legian No. 186, Bali Phone +62.361.757 775 Honorary Consulate of Thailand Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.263 310 Embassy of India Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 42-44, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.241 978 Honorary Consulate of Sweden anf Finland Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.282 223 Honorary Consulate of Malaysia Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.752 520
RSUP Sanglah is the main provincial public hospital. Its facilities have improved since the emergency ward had been built in 1991. Difficult/critical cases would not become a problem anymore since it has complete equipments. It is located on Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah Denpasar with : Phone : 227 911 â€“ 15 Fax : 226 363 Kasih Ibu Hospital is a private hospital which caters for less serious cases such as diarrhea, intestinal disorders, anemia, asthma and minor accidents. Kasih Ibu is also equipped to care for pregnant women. This hospital is located on Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar. Phone : 223 036 Fax : 268 690. Rumah Sakit Wongaya (Public Hospital; Psychiatric Unit) Jl. Kartini, Denpasar. Phone : 222 142. Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada , (Private) Jl. Sudirman No 50, Denpasar Phone : 227 560, 234 824 In relating with health, Bali also has insurance and medical evacuation company, that is: AEA International - SOS Assistance Bali. PT Abhaya Eka Astiti, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 24X, Kuta 80361. Phone : 755 768 Fax : 755 768 One thing that should be noted by tourists here is that the Blood Bank in Bali normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh) Negative blood. Badung Bali Medical Clinics There are some medical clinics that are well known by foreigners in Bali. Some of them are western owned and operated : Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) provides excellent Primary Health Care & Emeregency Medical Services for tourists, traveler, and expatriate living in Bali. Emeregency Room, Ambulance, Clinic Services, Insurance & Medical Evacuations also available. Open 24 hours Phone : 761 2631. Located Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Bali 80361 - Indonesia. http://www.bimcbali.com International SOS Clinic Bali Opened in 1999, offers International SOS members and visitors to Bali comprehensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency medical service. Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361, Bali - Indonesia Phone : 720 100 Fax : 721 919 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ttp ://www.sos-bali.com Bali Nusa Dua Emergency Clinic Jl Pratama No. 81 Phone : 771 324 Kuta Clinic Jl. Raya Kuta Phone : 753 268 Dental Clinic Dr Indra Guizot, Jl. Patimura 19, Denpasar Phone : 222 445, 234 375 DDS. Ritjie Rihartinah, Jl Pratama No. 81 Nusa Dua Phone : 771 324 Retno W. Agung, Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.4A Br. Tamansari â€“ Sanur Phone : 288 501
Clinic Mas Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974573 Toyo Clinic Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 978078 Permata Bunda Clinic Jl. Patih Jelantik 50 X, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 942082 Ubud Clinic Jl Raya Ubud No.36 Campuhan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974911 Gianyar General Hospital Jl. Ciung Wanara 2, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 943049 Karangasem Karangasem General Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai, Karangasem Phone : +62 363 21001 Klungkung Klungkung General Hospital Jl. Flamboyan 40-4, Klungkung Phone : +62 366 21371 Negara Negara General Hospital Jl. Gelar, Negara Phone : +62 365 41006 Tabanan Laboratorium Clinic Jl. Gunung semeru No. 8, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 819260 Mengwi Clinic Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai 46, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 880550 Darma Kerti Hospital Jl. Teratai 16, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 812359 Tabanan General Hospital Jl. Pahlawan 14, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 811027 Singaraja Prodia Clinic Jl. RA Kartini 12, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 24-516 Singaraja Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai 30, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 22-573 Pet Clinics Kayumas: (0361) 226934 Sayang Binatang: (0361) 483121 Satwa Kertha Husada: (0361) 263018 Pantai Sindhu: (0361) 287518 Sidakarya: (0361) 724492 Pedungan: (0361) 720026
TAXIS Praja Taxi : (0361) 289090 Bali Taxi : (0361) 701111 Ngurah Rai Taxi : (0361) 724724 Pan Wirthi Taxi : (0361) 723366 Komotra Taxi : (0361) 758855
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Storm Agatha kills more than 100 in Central America Agence France-Presse
GUATEMALA CITY - The first tropical storm of the season killed at least 101 people across Central America, triggering flash floods and mudslides that swept away homes and destroyed roads, officials said. Tropical Storm Agatha also forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as it whipped heavy rains across Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico. “The storm has caused 82 deaths,” Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom told reporters. Among the dead were four children in a house that was swept away in a landslide, officials said. In neighboring El Salvador, floods and landslides accounted for nine deaths, authorities there said. And in Honduras, emergency management officials reported at least 10 storm-related deaths as Agatha lashed the country, forcing the government to put five of the territory’s 18 departments under a state of emergency. As many as 2,289 people were forced to leave their homes. Agatha slammed into Guatemala overnight with 65-kilometer (40-mile) per hour winds and was soon downgraded to a tropical depression as it dissipated over higher ground, but the damage caused by heavy rains and high winds prompted the government in El Salvador to declare a state of emer-
gency. Guatemala had been under a state of emergency since Saturday, while Honduras declared a nationwide state of emergency Sunday and established a crisis management committee to address heavy flooding and other effects from the storm. Guatemalan President Colom said flash floods and mudslides forced nearly 112,000 people to flee their homes. He said schools would remain closed until next week. The worst storm-related disaster in Guatemala occurred in a village in Solola department where a landslide swept away 25 homes killing 15 people, with another 10 missing, according to San Antonio Palopo Mayor Andres Cumes. To prevent an outbreak of disease, the bodies will be buried at once, he told reporters. Colombia and the United States offered to send aircraft to ferry aid or help with evacuations of storm-hit areas, and Colom said six US military aircraft were en route from a base in Honduras. Mexican President Felipe Calderon, at Colom’s behest, has offered the airport in the border city
of Tapachula for emergency flights in and out of Guatemala, Calderon’s office said. Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport has been closed since Friday after being showered by volcanic ash from the eruption of the Pacaya volcano two days earlier. Two people were killed and three missing after the eruption on Wednesday. Vulcanologists at Guatemala’s national seismological institute said activity in the volcano was within a normal range, but its director Freddy Sanchez said “it’s very possible there could be more violent explosions in the coming days.” Colom said that even though the storm had eased, authorities remained on an emergency footing, adding that there were dozens of towns and villages that were still inaccessible because of roads severed by landslides. El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes put his country under a state of emergency, saying that even though the storm was weakening, the risk of mudslides and flash floods “remains very high.”
Giant ash cloud threatens flights in Pacific Agence France-Presse
SYDNEY - A giant plume of volcanic ash over the South Pacific prompted warnings to tourists and airlines Monday but caused only minor disruption to flights compared with recent chaos in Europe. The cloud billowing from Vanuatu’s Mount Yasur volcano rose about 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) high and was spread over about 340 square kilometres (130 square miles), affecting flights in neighbouring New Caledonia. Tourists have been banned from scenic Mount Yasur, which has been exploding and spitting lava and burning rocks, while officials are assessing whether to evacuate some 6,000 nearby villagers. Meanwhile, New Zealand officials warned airlines to avoid the ash — which can seize up jet engines by being churned into glass — echoing the Iceland eruption which caused mass disruption in Europe including a week-long shutdown. “The Mount Yasur volcano on Tanna island has been very active the last three days and the eruption is ongoing,” said Tristan Oakley, an aviation forecaster with New Zealand’s Meteorological Ser-
Peter Korisa of Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office said ash was contaminating drinking water for villagers in the volatile region, which sits on the “Pacific Ring of Fire” known for its volcanic and seismic activity. “Last week we recorded a very high activity for the volcano with hot lava, hot rocks falling from the volcano,” he told AFP from Mount Tasur’s surrounding island of Tanna. “There are 6,000 people in the villages around the volcano, we’re not moving them out yet. All tourists and tourist operators have been asked to not access the volcano. The access is restricted.” The plume has disrupted a handful of domestic flights operated by New Caledonia’s AirCal, although disruption remains tiny compared with the havoc seen in Europe. Air Vanuatu local supervisor David Dick said flights were still running between the South Pacific country’s capital, Port Vila, and Tanna island, while tourism officials also said the industry was unaffected. Resort-owners said tourists
were still driving out to see the volcano but had to keep their distance, while the trucks carrying them returned covered with ash. “They can get to the volcano, but are restricted and don’t have access to where we usually take them,” said Lina Tuprick, who works at Tanna Evergreen Bungalows. “There are explosions on the volcano. It’s the first time in two years it’s been so active.” Australia also issued a travel advisory saying visitors were “strictly prohibited” from visiting the volcano. Vanuatu was rocked by a 7.2magnitude earthquake on Friday, prompting a brief tsunami warning. The archipelago, which lies between Australia and Fiji and north of New Zealand, was hit by three major quakes in October. Iceland’s ash cloud has been severely disrupting European air travel since April, widely affecting airports and closing down airspace in the continent’s north for a week. Last week, eruptions in Guatemala and Ecuador killed two people, forced thousands to flee and shut down two airports, smothering runways in ash.
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A street vendor weeps after losing her belongings in Comayaguela, flooded by the overflowing of the Choluteca River, in Tegucigalpa on May 30, 2010.
Ten dead From page 1 The Turkish government said it “strongly protested” the military action, calling the interception unacceptable. “Israel will have to endure the consequences of this behavior” a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said. Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Israel had not wanted a violent confrontation. “We made repeated offers that they should bring the boats to the port of Ashdod and from there we guaranteed that all humanitarian cargo would be transferred to the people of Gaza,” he said. “Unfortunately this group decided on confrontation. They decided on violence...And when our navy had to intercept, our young servicemen were attacked with live ammunition.” Israel has said it was determined to maintain its blockade of the Gaza Strip, a territory of 1.5 million people that is controlled by Hamas Islamists opposed to U.S.-mediated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Israel’s Western allies have been critical of the embargo on the impoverished enclave, which the Jewish state says is aimed at preventing arms supplies from reaching Hamas by sea. It has previously halted such activist ships, although some others have reached the Gaza Strip before. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah faction lost control of the Gaza Strip in fighting with Hamas in 2007, declared three days of mourning
in the Palestinian territories. Captured ships were sailing toward Israel’s southern Mediterranean port of Ashdod, Israeli media said. “How could the Israeli military attack civilians like this?” asked Greta Berlin, a spokeswoman for the Free Gaza Movement that organized the convoy. “Do they think that because they can attack Palestinians indiscriminately they can attack anyone? The flotilla was organized, among others, by a Turkish human rights organization. Turkey had urged Israel to allow it safe passage and said the 10,000 tonnes of aid the convoy was carrying was humanitarian. Turkey, long Israel’s best Muslim ally in a hostile Middle East, was highly critical of Israel’s attack on Gaza 18 months ago, in which 1,400 Palestinians were killed. Relations between the two states are now distinctly chilly and bloodshed at sea will do nothing to improve them. The European Union called for an enquiry into the deaths aboard the aid ships and demanded Israel allow the free flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. “On behalf of the European Union (High Representative Catherine Ashton) demands a full enquiry about the circumstances in which this happened...she calls for an immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of the crossing for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza,” it said. France24 television aired video of a woman in a Muslim headress holding a stretcher with a large bloodstain on it. Below her lay a man, apparently injured, in a blanket.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Indonesian given eight years for sheltering terrorists Agence France-Presse
JAKARTA - An Indonesian court Monday sentenced a man to eight years’ jail for sheltering terrorists involved in suicide bomb attacks on two luxury hotels last year. Aris Susanto, 31, was convicted of hiding Syaifudin Jaelani, who recruited the bombers, and a florist called Ibrohim who helped the bombers access the central Jakarta hotels ahead of the July 17 attacks that killed seven people. He “made it difficult for law enforcement officers in their hunt for perpetrators of terrorism,” chief judge Haswandi told the South Jakarta district court. “His actions also tarnished the image of the nation in the eyes of the international community.” Jaelani and Ibrohim were killed in police raids after the bombings
of the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels, an attack masterminded by Malaysian terror leader Noordin Mohammed Top. Noordin was killed in a shootout with police in September, ending a massive manhunt for one of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted men. Susanto also accompanied Noordin on a trip to meet accomplices in West Java ahead of the hotel bombings, Haswandi said.
Prosecutors meanwhile requested nine years’ jail for another Islamic extremist, Supono, 35, who is accused of driving Noordin across Java Island for planning meetings, court officials said. Supono is standing trial separately. Noordin led a splinter faction of the Jemaah Islamiyah regional extremist network which aimed to create an Islamic caliphate through terror and modelled itself on AlQaeda. He was also blamed for the 2003 bombing of Jakarta’s Marriott hotel, the 2004 bombing of the Australian embassy and attacks on tourist spots in Bali in 2005.
Indonesian Islamist Aris Susanto listens to a judge reading a verdict in Susanto’s trial for sheltering terrorists involved in suicide bomb attacks on two luxury hotels last year in Jakarta on May 31, 2010.
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Lake Sentani Festival to attract tourists Three colonial fortresses discovered in Enggano
JAYAPURA - Themed “Loving Culture for Our Future,” Lake Sentani Festival (LSF) from June 19 to 23, 2010, will try to attract as many domestic and foreign tourists as possible. Jayapura district head Habel Melkias Suwae said here on Sunday that preparations had been made for this annual cultural festivity. He said this year’s event would be the third since its first one held in 2008, and will serve as a year-long gateway for the tourism industry in the Indonesian easternmost province, Papua. In 2008, the Papua Tourism Of-
fice organized the first Lake Sentani Festival from July 16 to 19 that year to support the annual Lembah Baliem Festival in Jayawijaya district. Since then, the LSF was held as an effort to protect the culture of Jayapura district, especially at the areas around Lake Sentani. Located some 75 meters above sea level and surrounded by beautiful hills, the 3.63-hectare Lake Sentani is a perfect place for fishing, swimming, canoing, skiing, and other kinds of water sports. “No wonder, Lake Sentani Festival will serve as a year-long gateway for the tourism industry in Jayapura district specifically and in Papua province in general,” Habel
Melkias Suwae said. It means, he said, that in this case tourism will strengthen the identity of the people of Papua, preserve their traditional and cultural values, step up their economy. Therefore, Habel added that the Jayapura district administration would make every effort to develop the attractive villages around Lake Sentani to constantly attract as many tourists as possible. “This year’s Lake Sentani Festival is themed ‘Loving Culture for Our Future’ because whoever loves and preserves traditional and cultural values, will also prepare the future of the future generation,” Habel said.
BENGKULU - Some Enggano islanders, North Bengkulu, discovered the remains of three colonial buildings in two villages. One of Enggano‘s cultural leaders, Basri, said that the sites located at Malakoni and Apoho hamlets, may also have been the remains of what the Dutch, Japanese and British had left. The local residents had discovered the fortress-like building several years ago with some of its parts damaged by sea water erosion. At first they were not aware that
the remains had a high historical value, until the arrival of a military team which kept building in tact. Bengkulu military chief Col Putut Winarno said the objects are now being studied by historians of the special team. The historical forts can become the island‘s tourism attraction and needs to be preserved by the government. Malakoni hamlet Chief Tedy Sunardi said that the fortress may have been what was left of the colonial era. The remote island of Enggano may have been a place where foreign ships made stopovers.
UN medal for second sergeant Suprayitno Antara
NEW YORK - A UN medal of honor had been conferred on Second Sergeant Suprayitno of Indonesia, who was killed in a UN peace keeping mission in the Congo Democratic Republic last year. The Dag Hammarskjold Medal for Second Sergeant Suprayitno had been given by Deputy UN Secretary General for Peace Keeping Operations Alain Le Roy by way of Charge d’Affaires Ad Interim of the Indonesian Permanent Representative Office in New York Ambassador Hasan Kleib.
“We have already received the Medal which we will soon hand it over to the bereaved family in Indonesia,” Hasan Kleib said in New York Saturday. Suprayitno was one of the 218 UN peace keeping personnel from 50 countries who was killed in the last 14 months when on a UN peace keeping mission in various countries. The Dag Hammarsjkold Medal received by the permanent representatives of the countries concerned at the UN Headquarters in New York, had been conferred to mark UN International Peace Keeping Day, May 29.
The recipients included 96 UN mission personnel in Haiti (MINUSTAH) who were killed in the strong earthquake which struck that country on in January 2010. Ambassador Hasan Kleib said in his address that Alain Le Roy has once again expressed the UN profound sadness to the late Suprayitno’s bereaved family and the Indonesian government for Suprayitno’s contribution in carrying out the mandate of the UN Security Council under the MONUC. At the same time, the Indonesian government is determined to continue its contribution and participa-
tion in UN peace keeping missions. Second Sergeant Suprayitno (27) was member of the Garuda XX-F Contingent in the UN peace keeping forces in the Congo (MONUC) and the Engineering Battalion 13 in Jakarta. Suprayitno was killed on February 23, 2009, in an occupational accident, and his remains had been buried at the Yudonegoro Heroes Cemetery in Magetan, Central Java. The United Nations also gave a compensation of 50,000 US dollars which had been handed to the bereaved family shortly after Suprayitno’s his death.
At present, some 124,000 personnel are on duty in 16 UN peace keeping missions in Africa, America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Indonesia joined the UN peace keeping forces in 1957. Right now 1,686 Indonesian military and police personnel, including nine women, joined UN peace keeping forces in various countries. More than 1,000 of the Indonesian personnel had been assigned in Lebanon (Unifil) and the rest in Congo (Monuc), Darfur (Unamid), Sudan (Unmis), Nepal (Unmin) and in Liberia (Unmil).
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Bali Today Security increased at Gilimanuk Harbor Bali - In anticipation of the mid-June visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, members of Indonesia’s elite anti-terrorist Densus 88 squad and other law enforcement agencies are stationed at the Gilimanuk ferry harbor connecting Bali to East Java. The head of the criminal division of the Jembrana police precinct, I Ketut Suparta, who confirmed that intensive screenings were being carried out at the port to prevent the entry to Bali of any dangerous materials and to narrow the opportunities available for those wishing to disturb public order, such as terrorists. The combined force is inspecting every vehicle and car entering Bali via Gilimanuk, the main land-sea entry to Bali from Java. Included in the combined forces team are officers from the Jembrana police precinct, mobile brigade officers (Brimob) from Bali’s police head-
quarters and crack members of Densus 88 anti-terror squad. As part of the screening process, bus passengers are being compelled to disembark and pass through separate gateway equipped with detection equipment. Following physical screening for metal and explosives, passengers must then present their personal identification to a team of inspectors. Suparta told the press that, to date, no suspicious individuals or situations have been detected at the screening stations. Enforcement officers also have side streets around the port under close surveillance, together with local boat traffic sailing between Java and Bali.
The situation of Gilimanuk harbor at night. The security tightens in the harbor to perevnt any security disturbance from happening.
VP Boediono Asked to Realized Titab Reservoir Singaraja (Bali Post)
VP Boediono has been asked to immediately realize the reservoir in District Titab Busungbiu Village planned since a few years ago. The establishment of this reservoir is very useful for farmers in the western part of Buleleng that has always been difficult for the water. The request was submitted by a resident of the Village Dencarik, Buleleng, when Vice President Boediono conduct a dialogue with the citizens of Buleleng in a related event of the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Village Square District Sudaji Sawan, on Thursday (27 / 5). To the Vice President Boediono, residents questioned what the constraints faced by the government so that the approved project is going haltingly. Whereas, the citizens really hope that the reservoir can be realized as soon as possible because during the dry season, farmers in western Buleleng always troubled in getting water, so there are no chance to grow rice. “So far, farmers only grow corn that result in only one million rupiah per year, “said these residents. Responding to that question, the Vice President asked the Minister of Public Works Joko Krimanto to explain the problem to the residents. According to Joko, the reservoir project in Titab will certainly be realized soon. Until now, the central government in fiscal year 2010 has already issued a partial budget for the project. But the obstacles encountered are mostly the problems of land acquisition by local governments. “I hope the land acquisition can be done this year, 2010, so that this project can be completed in fiscal year 2012,” said Joko. On that occasion Prebekel Sudaji I Gede Rahayudi also hold up VP Budiono to the problem of clean water availability. According to Rahayudi, so far local people are uses to meet their needs out of mountain water.
Indonesian Vice President Boediono But from 2083 families, only 817 are served with drinkable and clean water. “The rest is untouched by water because the pipes still used are the small-sized 2.5 cm in diameter,” pointed out Rahayudi. Based on Prebekel Rahayud public demand, Vice President Boediono promised to help people of Sudaji. According to the Vice President through the Head of Ministry of Public Works Djoko, clean water is a companion in PNPM so there should be demand from the public. “However, I consider what is presented by a pack of village
heads, so that later we will demand attention,” said Public Works Minister Joko Kirmanto. The PNPM event was held in Sudaji went smoothly despite the rain. In the even, the Vice President was accompanied by three ministers Menkokesra Agung Laksono, Public Works Minister Joko Kirmanto, Suryadharma Ali and Minister of Religious Affairs as well as bank officials who so far disbursed loans to small communities. Buleleng Regent Putu Bagiada welcomes the chance to give safe dating and Bali Governor Mangku Pastika also gave statements about the condition of the PNPM in Bali. (Kmb15)
Cruise Ship Abandons East Bali Anchorages Semarapura - Karangasem regency is expected to suffer a loss of Rp. 200 million (US$21,800) each month from its tourism economy due to a decision by Costa Cruise Lines to bypass anchoring at Labuan Amuk in favor of anchoring outside Benoa Harbor on the island’s south. The decision to relocate the Bali portof-call for Costa Cruises was prompted by inadequate draft at the tendering dock used to embark and disembark passengers. Cruise operators using the East Bali port have unsuccessfully lobbied for local authorities to dredge the approaches to the docks to prevent passenger tenders from running aground. The Costa Allegra makes regular calls at Bali carrying an average 550 passengers per trip. Local tourism leaders in Karangasem estimate that each visit to the Labuan Amok port generates at least Rp. 200 million (US$21,800) in local tourism revenues. A problem common to all ships calling on East Bali, the lack of sufficient water draft threatens the viability of future ships calls on East Bali. Meanwhile, local officials are unprepared to put a target date for dredging the tender approaches, saying the matter is still under technical review by consultants.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Balinese Culture JUKUT ARES (Chicken Soup with Banana Stems)
Its Been a Week
Four Afghan Immigrants Remain Silent Denpasar (Bali Post) -
Four Afghan immigrant who has been detained by the Immigration more week Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Bali, still remained silent. They only agreed to talk later if accompanied by international commission officer refugee affairs. “They remained silent. When we check, refusing to give information. They asked the officers, accompanied by an international commission refugee (UNHCR),” said Head of the Immigration Control and Repression Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Wayan Sudana, Saturday (29 / 5). He said, since police officers were arrested on May 19, 2010 in the waters of Singaraja, Buleleng regency, four immigrants were as compact, will not give me any information related to his coming to the island resort. “We respect that attitude, and the important existing approaches to their efforts. We continue to coordinate and await the
arrival of the UNHCR. Hopefully soon arrive in Bali,” he said. Sudana can not provide certainty, when the UNHCR representative in Jakarta, arrived in Bali. “They said similar problems occur in various regions in Indonesia, all of which require the handling of the UNHCR,” he said. Four Afghans were Rohullah (20), Hassan Zadeh Saadt (37), Avdul Azim (16), and Asdullah Enhazin (35). With them was also arrested two other immigrants ie, Fadia Hussain (23) from Iran, and Gulam Ali (40) from Pakistan. Unlike the Afghan immigrants who refuse to give testimony, immigrants from Iran and Pakistan more cooperative. However, both plead not familiar with the Afghan immigrant. “Both were admitted only met when they were traveling ship that landed in the Buleleng district,” said Sudana. Until now, the six immigrants, two
of whom were asylum seekers, were detained in immigration detention home detention (Rudenim) in Jimbaran, Badung, awaiting further examination. According Sudana, their condition remains healthy, and during the immigration detention was treated well. On the other hand, he said, so far officers have not heard about the nine other immigrants who reportedly fled and is still hiding in the area of Bali. “We continue to conduct monitoring to anticipate the possibility of other immigrants who are in Bali. For that, we’ve asked the public to provide information if you know there are strangers in their territory,” he said. Previously, foreign citizens arrested six police officers Kubutambahan, Buleleng regency, while in the surrounding waters of north Bali. From the examination while, it is known they are immigrants who fled from his country’s conflict, with a background of economic problems. (KMB)
OVERVIEW: The tender center of young banana palms is used for this dish in Bali, these can be replaced by round cabbage, although this needs to be salted for only 10 minutes. INGREDIENTS: 600 gr (1¼ lb) young banana palm stem 6 tbsp salt ½ cup basic spice paste 1.5 lt (6 cups) duck stock 2 salam leaves 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised salt to taste ½ tbsp black peppercorn, crushed fried shallots to garnish PREPARATION: Peel off hard outside layers of the banana stem, cut in half lengthwise and place flat side on carving board. With a sharp knife cut in thin slices. Sprinkle a flat tray with salt, place sliced banana stem on it and sprinkle generously with salt again. Marinade for 45 minutes. Place slices on top of each and press by hand to extract the juice. Repeat process until stems are very dry and soft. Rinse stems thoroughly under running water. Strain and dry well. Combine duck stock and spice paste and bring to boil. Add salam leaves and lemongrass. Simmer for 5 minutes then add shredded banana stem and bring back to boil. Simmer for one hour until stems are soft, but still crunchy. If using cabbage, the cooking time will be much shorter. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with fried shallots.
BE CELENG BASE MANIS (Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce) OVERVIEW: This delicious sweet pork dish with a hint of ginger and plenty of chilies to spice it up often appear on festive occasions, when a whole pig is slaughtered and there’s plenty of meat available. INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp coconut oil 5 shallots, peeled and sliced 5 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 600 gr (1 ¼ lb) boneless pork leg or shoulder cut in 2 cm (3/4 in) cubes 8 cm (3 in) ginger, peeled and sliced 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis) 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp black peppercorns 2 cups chicken stock 6-10 bird’s eye chilies, left whole PREPARATION: 1. Heat oil in a wok or heavy saucepan. Add shallots and garlic and saute for 2 minutes over medium heat or until lightly colored. 2. Add pork and ginger, continue to sauté for 2 more minutes over high heat. Add sweet and salty soy sauce and crushed black pepper, continue to sauté for 1 minute. 3. Pour in chicken stock and simmer over medium heat for approximately 1 hour. When cooked, there should be very little sauce left and the meat should be shiny and dark brown. If the meat becomes too dry during cooking, add a little chicken stock.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
TENGANAN Village is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one example of Bali Aga Village cultures (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other countryside in plain of Bali. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come. Tenganan village is geographically situated among the hill in west and east part of this village. This village is located in Manggis sub district and Karangasem Regency or about 1 hour drive from Denpasar Town. It is a small village consisted of three Banjars (group of local community) those are Banjar Kauh, Banjar Tengah and Banjar Pande. The regional of this village is consisted of three complexes those are resident, plantation and rice field complex. The history of Tenganan village is expressed in a few versions. The first version is mentioned that the resident of Tenganan village are come from Paneges Village, a village is located near with Bedahulu Village that is located Gianyar Regency. The
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China’s Wen maintains ‘sense of crisis’ over economy Agence France-Presse
TOKYO - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned Monday that the world must stay alert to the risk of relapsing into economic crisis as Europe’s debt woes drag on, and not withdraw stimulus measures prematurely. During a visit to Tokyo where he met Japanese counterpart Yukio Hatoyama, Wen said the global economy is recovering but remains fragile and faces various risks that require international cooperation. “Some people argue that the global economy has already recovered and that we can now take stimulus exit measures but I think that judgment is too early,” Wen said in a speech to business leaders in Tokyo. “We need to prepare for (future) difficulty. The debt crisis in some European countries may impede Europe’s economic recovery and bring change to European markets,” he said. “China will make sure it maintains a sense of crisis,” he added. Exporting nations such as China have eyed the eurozone cautiously amid fears that tough austerity measures being introduced to tackle fiscal debt could weigh on growth in the region and erode demand for their goods. Wen added that “individual countries need to cooperate and increase their support to the economy through policy. There is no room for slacking.” China’s exports in April were up 30.5 percent from the same month a year earlier, according to state media, as shipments help drive economic growth that registered a blistering rate of 11.9 percent in the first quarter. However, rampant inflation and
soaring property prices at home have fuelled fears the world’s third biggest economy may overheat and derail, putting pressure on Beijing to hike interest rates and let its currency rise. On the domestic front, Wen added that it was “very important to control inflation,” in China and maintain the yuan “at a reasonable level” despite international pressure on Beijing to alter its exchange rate policy. “We have to take a certain stimulus policy so that the economy will keep on growing steadily at a relatively high rate,” he said. The yuan has been effectively pegged at about 6.8 to the dollar since mid-2008 to aid exporters during the global financial crisis — a policy some in the United States and Europe say gives those exporters an unfair advantage. The crisis in Europe, driven by soaring debt and public deficit levels, deepened last week when Fitch Ratings downgraded the sovereign debt of Spain on concerns austerity measures will hit growth. The downgrade came a day after Madrid approved a tough package to shore up public finances and reassure investors that it will not follow Greece into a debt crisis. Markets remain concerned despite a near trillion-dollar package to prevent the troubles of debt-ridden Greece spreading to the rest of Europe.
Bernanke calls for G20 to coordinate reforms Agence France-Presse
SEOUL - US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called Monday for the Group of 20 world powers to coordinate financial reforms more closely in order to strengthen the global economy. Addressing a Bank of Korea conference via video link, Bernanke said there was a need for “extensive international cooperation” as governments overhaul market rules in the wake of the global economic downturn. “On a global level, the leadership of the... G20 — which Korea is currently chairing — will be essential in ensuring that reforms are not only strong and effective but also consistent and coordinated across countries,” he
said. G20 finance ministers will meet in Busan, South Korea, later this week for talks likely to be dominated by the continued fallout from the global crisis. “Strengthening the international financial system and ensuring that financial institutions are carefully regulated, well capitalised, liquid, and transparent will require extensive international cooperation,” Bernanke said. Governments worldwide are drawing up new measures to curb the excesses of financial institutions blamed for pushing many economies to the brink. But critics say national efforts will be largely ineffective in an age when banks and investment houses can make cross-border trades in a fraction of a second.
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), listens to Jordan’s Queen Rania as she addresses the opening session of the WEF Global Redesign Summit in the Qatari capital Doha on May 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO/KARIM JAAFAR
Europe debt crisis shows world troubles ‘far from over’ Agence France-Presse
DOHA - The sovereign debt crisis in Europe shows that the world’s economic woes are “far from over” and highlights the need for reforms, the vice chairman of the World Economic Forum said on Sunday. “What we... see as we gather in the growing storm of a European sovereign debt crisis is that the (global) crisis is far from over, that it is in many ways rekindled in a dangerous new contagion,” Mark Malloch-Brown said. “The need to get the right international financial reforms in place remains as pressing as ever,” Malloch-Brown said at the opening session of a two-day World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit in Doha. But, “this is not about any kind of single global fix,” he told AFP on the sidelines of the summit. “It’s finding smart ideas which work for particular issues.” The European crisis has stemmed from Greece’s heavily indebted economy and from tur-
moil in the Spanish banking sector, and has raised fears that some eurozone economies will no longer be in a position to repay debts. World stocks and the euro, which dropped to a four-year low against the dollar last week, have been under severe pressure due to concerns over the debt crisis. A panelist at a later session, chief executive officer of Abraaj Capital, Arif Naqvi, also said that continuing difficulties in Europe indicate that the world is not yet out of the crisis. “I think the euro crisis proved to us that we’re actually just at the edge of a cataclysmic event. We’re still at the point where we can’t take anything for granted,” he said. However, Malloch-Brown said that Europe’s debt troubles could provide an impetus for reforms. “If last year’s experience is anything to go by, a lot of the work on improved financial systems occurred while the crisis was very hot,” he said. But “we’ll have to see whether a renewal of the crisis has that effect or not.”
The wide-ranging, 600-page Global Redesign Initiative report presented at the summit identifies areas of weakness in the international financial and monetary system, highlighted by the global crisis, which it says need to be addressed. Global economic imbalances, insufficient risk management and a lack of transparency have contributed to the crisis, the report said, adding that high institutional and consumer leverage exacerbated it and liquidity dried up as it unfolded. And the failure of some financial institutions that were thought to be strong “lead to a crucial loss of confidence in the markets,” according to the report. In 2008-2009, “the full extent of the world economy’s systemic weaknesses and cooperative deficits were laid bare,” the report added. “It would be a serious, historic error to revert to complacency and return to business as usual,” it said.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Del Toro quits as director of ‘The Hobbit’ Agence France Presse
WELLINGTON – Mexicanborn director Guillermo Del Toro has quit as director of the longawaited “Hobbit” movies, citing delays in starting filming. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit”, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life,” Del Toro told “Lord of the Rings” fan website The One Ring on Monday. “After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien?s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures.” The two movies, to be produced by New Zealand’s Peter Jackson, are to be filmed as a prequel to the hugely successful trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, which were directed by Jackson. Reports say filming has been held up because of uncertainty over the future of financially troubled studio MGM, which is co-distributing the film with New
Line. Del Toro, who was living in Wellington to work on the script and pre-production for the two films, said the delays in getting the film under way had led to mounting conflicts in his schedule. Jackson said he was sad Del Toro would not direct the movies, but added he would continue working on the scripts for several more months. “We understand how the protracted development time on these two films, due to reasons beyond anyone?s control, has compromised his commitment to other long-term projects,” Jackson said. The bottom line is that Guillermo just didn?t feel he could commit six years to living in New Zealand, exclusively making these films, when his original commitment was for three years. Jackson said the producers would meet this week to ensure a smooth transition as they find a new director and he did not expect any disruption to pre-production work.
Mexicanborn director Guillermo Del Toro, seen here, has quit as director of the longawaited “Hobbit” movies, citing delays in starting filming.
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Fans, from left, Elizabeth Harris, 20, Yanire Holmes, 20, Epitacio Rodriguez, 21, and Frank Montero, 39, wait in line during a public memorial service for heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio at Forest Lawn MemorialPark, Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, Sunday, May 30, 2010. Dio died on May 16, 2010 from stomach cancer.
Fans gather to remember Ronnie James Dio Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES – The mammoth service for fiery frontman Ronnie James Dio was more akin to a spirited rock concert than a dreary funeral. With chants of “Dio, Dio, Dio,” headbangers were loud and proud Sunday as they paid tribute to the late metal legend, who died from stomach cancer May 16 at age 67. More than 1,200 fans commemorated Dio inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park’s Hall of Liberty. Hundreds more gathered in the scorching heat outside the auditorium to watch monitors of the proceedings, which featured performances from some of Dio’s rocker friends, including Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot. “He touched all of us with his
Celine Dion pregnant with twins: report Agence France Presse
WASHINGTON – Canadian singer Celine Dion is 14 weeks pregnant with twins, CNN television reported Monday. The television network said Dion, 42, and her husband-manager Rene Angelil, 68, will find out next month the gender of their twins. The pregnancy was the result of Dion’s sixth in-vitro fertilization attempt, according to the report, which cited Dion’s spokeswoman Kim Jakwerth. Dion turned to acupuncture therapy to improve her chances of getting pregnant, the report said. Angelil is the father. The couple already has a nine-year-old son, Rene-Charles. Dion, a five-time Grammy winner, will return to Las Vegas, Nevada, next March to begin a three-year residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, CNN said.
music and his message and his magic,” said David Feinstein, Dio’s cousin and Elf bandmate. “I know that Ronnie truly loved all of you. He had a great appreciation for your loyalty. I’m talking about all you out there, all the fans.” Those gathered remembered the feisty vocalist from such bands as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and the self-titled Dio as a passionate performer who was gracious on and off stage. Many recalled Dio’s continued support over the years of Children of the Night, the teenage prostitution rehabilitation organization
where his wife, Wendy, serves as chairman. Dio revealed last summer that he was suffering from stomach cancer shortly after wrapping up a tour in Atlantic City, N.J., with the latest incarnation of Black Sabbath under the name Heaven and Hell. Dio’s son, Dan Padavona, cautioned the memorial crowd to be screened regularly by a doctor and take care of themselves, something he said his father did not do. “I beg you not to make the same mistake my dad made,” said Padavona. “For dad, the show always had to go on. He ignored the warning signs for years, and all along the cancer was growing and mutating from something that was probably easily defeatable into a monster which even Dio couldn’t slay.”
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
New genes found in ‘Cantonese cancer’ Agence France Presse
Cows feed on grass as they roam the hills near Pleasanton, California March 23, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Is milk from grass-fed cows better for you? Reuters
NEW YORK – If milk does the heart good, it might do the heart even more good if it comes from dairy cows grazed on grass instead of on feedlots, according to a U.S. study. Earlier studies have shown that cows on a diet of fresh grass produce milk with five times as much of an unsaturated fat called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than cows fed processed grains. Studies in animals have suggested that CLAs can protect the heart, and help in weight loss. Hannia Campos of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and her colleagues found in a study of 4,000 people that people with the highest concentrations of CLAs — the top fifth among all participants — had a 36 percent lower risk of heart attack compared to those with the lowest concentrations. Those findings held true even once the researchers took into account heart disease risk factors such
as high blood pressure and smoking. Campos said these new findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (http:// www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/ ajcn.2010.29524v1), suggest that CLA offers heart-healthy benefits that could more than offset the harms of saturated fat in milk. “Because pasture grazing leads to higher CLA in milk, and it is the natural feed for cattle, it seems like more emphasis should be given to this type of feeding,” she told Reuters Health. Dairy products in the United States come almost exclusively from feedlots, she added, and cow’s milk is the primary source of CLA. Beef contains a small amount. For their study, Campos and her
colleagues looked to Costa Rica where pasture grazing of dairy cows is still the norm. They identified nearly 2,000 Costa Ricans who had suffered a non-fatal heart attack, and another 2,000 who had not and then they measured the amount of CLA in fat tissues to estimate each person’s intake. Since CLA typically travels with a host of other fats, the researchers went a step further to tease apart its effects from those of its predominantly unhealthful companions. The difference in risk attributed to CLA subsequently rose to 49 percent. “Whole-fat milk and dairy products have gotten such a bad reputation in recent years due to their saturated fat and cholesterol contents, and now we find that CLA may be incredibly health-promoting,” said Michelle McGuire, spokesperson for the journal’s publisher, the American Society for Nutrition. “Whole milk is not the villain!”
PARIS – Flaws in three genes could help explain why parts of southern China have extraordinarily high rates of a type of noseand-throat cancer, scientists said on Sunday. Experts from China, Singapore and the United States trawled through a genetic datamine of around 10,000 people of southern Chinese descent. Half of the volunteers had been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a cancer that forms in the lining of the upper throat lying behind the nose. The other half were otherwise healthy. What showed up in the cancer group were telltale variants in three genes, according to the research, reported in the journal Nature Genetics. The three, named TNFRSF19, MDSIEVI1 and CDKN2A/2B, have been previously linked with leukaemia. Another pointer in the cancer patients was a variation in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)
gene, which has previously been fingered in this disease. The findings are important, says the study, as they could shed light on the molecular pathways of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and its high prevalence in southern China, especially Guangdong province. In this region, the cancer occurs in about 25 cases per 100,000 people, which is 25 times higher than the rest of the world. As a result, nasopharyngeal carcinoma is sometimes called the “Cantonese cancer.” Only Alaska, parts of northern Africa and southeastern Asia have similarly high rates. The research was led by the Genome Institute of Singapore and the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Centre in Guangzhou. Nose and throat cancers have lifestyle as well as inherited factors. Smoking, in particular, is a major cause. In nasopharyngeal carcinoma, consumption of salted and pickled foods as well as high levels in the blood of Epstein-Barr virus are additionally in the spotlight.
This undated handout illustration shows the DNA double helix. Flaws in three genes could help explain why parts of southern China have extraordinarily high rates of a type of nose-and-throat cancer, scientists said on Sunday.
Taiwan’s AsusTek unveils tablet computer Associated Press Writer
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan’s AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled Monday a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple’s launch of the iPad. AsusTek is among several Taiwanese computer makers to display tablet PCs at the five-day Computex Show in Taipei that opens Tuesday.
Acer Inc., the world’s second largest PC vendor, unveiled last week a 7-inch touchscreen tablet that like many other coming models runs on Android, the operating system that Google is distributing for free for mobile devices. AsusTek’s touchscreen tablet, with the name of Eee Pad, comes in 10and 12-inch sizes and is set to go on sale in the first quarter of 2011. In addition to full Windows support, Company Chairman Jonney Shih said Eee Pad is equipped with a Web camera and runs Flash by Adobe Systems which will allow users to view YouTube and other video programs on the Internet. The 10-inch Eee Pad will sell for
$399 to $449. No price tag was given for the 12-inch model. By contrast, Apple’s iPads cost $499, $599 or $699 depending on the data storage capacity. But iPads use the HTML5 standard and its lack of Flash support has alienated some users. AsusTek also unveiled on Monday an e-notepad that serves as both an electronic-reader and note-taking device, with a built-in camera that will let the user grab screenshots of lecture slides. Shih said the notepad — with a price tag of $199 to $299 — turns pages at a faster speed and does not cause as much eye-fatigue during lengthy reading as other e-readers.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Cyclist Basso finds redemption with second Giro win Agence France Presse
VERONA, Italy – Italian Ivan Basso claimed his second Tour of Italy title as Swede Gustav Erik Larsson won the 21st and final stage of the race, a 15km time-trial around Verona on Sunday. Surprise package Spaniard David Arroyo comfortably held onto second place in the overall standings while Basso’s Liquigas team-mate Vincenzo Nibali edged out Italian compatriot Michele Scarponi for the final place on the podium. But the day belonged to Basso who came home 15th fastest but still earned his second win in his home Tour following his success in 2006. “I’m delighted, it was a really tough Giro. This victory is something fantastic, it was a spectacular Giro that was tense right to the end,” said the jubilant winner. The victory completed a remarkable turnaround for Basso
who was banned for two years in 2006 for his involvement in the Operation Puerto scandal. He finished 1min 51sec ahead of Arroyo who had so thrilled fans with his valiant attempts to hold onto the leader’s pink jersey in the mountains. Following the last two gruelling days in the mountains it was little surprise that the top riders were not involved in the battle for the stage victory. Saxo Bank’s Larsson posted the fastest time of 20min 19sec on the course, just two seconds quicker than Italian time-trial champions Marco Pinotti, who had led by 12sec at the one and only time check. Veteran Kazakh Alexander Vinokourov - another to have served a doping ban - put in a good effort to finish third on the day, 17sec down, to leapfrog Australia’s Richie Porte and take sixth place overall from the winner of the Young Rider’s competition.
Italy’s Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Doimo) celebrates on the podium after winning the 93rd Giro of Italia, from Verona to Verona. The victory completed a remarkable turnaround for Basso who was banned for two years in 2006 for his involvement in the Operation Puerto scandal.
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Switzerland’s Roger Federer (R) shakes hands with Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka at the end of their men’s fourth round match in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on May 30, 2010, in Paris. Federer won 6-3, 7-6, 6-2.
Federer beats pal Wawrinka, angry Murray crashes Agence France Presse
PARIS – Defending champion Roger Federer showed no mercy to Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday, handing his Olympic gold medal-winning teammate a French Open hiding as Andy Murray made an angry Roland Garros exit. World number one Federer beat close friend Wawrinka 6-3, 7-6 (7/ 5), 6-2 and nows faces Robin Soderling, the Swedish fifth seed who he defeated in the final last year. But his efforts were overshadowed by Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych who sent British fourth seed Murray to a shock 6-4, 7-5, 63 defeat. Berdych’s reward is a last eight clash against Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny who went through when final French hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired injured after losing
the first set of their clash. Murray, a quarter-finalist in 2009, was furious that his match was concluded at 2130 (1930GMT) in fading light and after the tie had already suffered a 40-minute rain delay. Berdych had won the first set 64 with Murray ahead 4-3 in the second when play was halted for rain at 2000 (1800 GMT) and most fans had already left Court Suzanne Lenglen believing that the match would conclude on Monday. But play resumed despite the
dank surroundings and Murray never settled, arguing constantly with officials as well as berating himself. “It was frustrating. I struggled after the rain delay,” said Murray, who was keen not to blame the gloomy atmosphere for his loss. “They put a lot of clay on the baseline and service line during the delay, but at the back of the court it was slippy and I lost my footing a few times. “But I don’t want to make excuses. They were tough conditions but he just handled them better than me.” Berdych added: “There was the delay and the darkness, maybe I handled it better. My coach told me that Andy looked like he didn’t want to play.”
Rivers keeps Celtics healthy in bid for record 18th title Reuters
LOS ANGELES – With coach Doc Rivers pulling the strings like a puppet master, the Boston Celtics defied their critics and shrugged off a late season slump to reach the NBA Finals for a 21st time. Rivers maintained his trust in a team that limped 27-27 over their final 54 regular-season games, preferring to rest some of his top but aging players to keep them fresh for the playoffs. As with so many moves made by the astute Rivers, what may have initially appeared risky and even foolhardy turned out to be yet another
master stroke in the bigger picture. The invigorated Celtics eliminated LeBron James and the topseeded Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the playoffs before beating the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference championship series 4-2. Thursday in Los Angeles, Boston will face off against their arch-rivals the Lakers in Game One of the NBA Finals where they will bid for a record 18th title. “This is where we thought we would be,” Rivers told reporters after the Celtics had beaten the Magic 96-84 in Game Six at an electric TD Garden in Boston. “This is what we talked about before the season
started. “We did go through tough times. We started out so well and I thought after 28 games you could say we felt like we were the best team in the NBA. After that we had injuries, we fell apart and we struggled finding ourselves.” Two members of Boston’s pivotal ‘Big Three’ — Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — were sidelined during the regular season. Garnett was out for almost a month while recovering from a hyper-extended right knee while Pierce missed five games in December because of a knee infection and three in February with a strained thumb.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
France fail to fire, draw with Tunisia in World Cup warm-up Agence France Presse
RADES, Tunisia – France’s preparations for the World Cup suffered a reality check here on Sunday when the 2006 finalists had to come from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against non-South Africabound Tunisia. France turned up in Rades on the back of Wednesday’s confidenceboosting 2-1 win over Costa Rica in Lens. As at Lens France’s top scorer Thierry Henry found himself on the bench with manager Raymond Domenech preferring to start Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka. Hugo Lloris was back in goal after having ceded his place to Steve Mandanda who failed to advertise his claims against Costa Rica. The rest of the side was the same as Domenech stuck with his new 43-3 formation. The match was a personal milestone for Domenech, who drew level with former manager Michel Hidalgo’s record of 75 matches in charge of the national side. The 58-year-old Domenech, who succeeded Jacques Santini after Euro 2004, is stepping down to be replaced by Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc after the World Cup. France failed to assert as they had done last Wednesday and were behind by as early as the sixth minute when lax defending resulted in Isaam Jemaa tapping in past Lloris.
Tunisia had the French backline on the rack two minutes later when Ben Khalfallah charged goalbound unchallenged down the centre in a one-onone with Lloris but the danger petered out after he elected to pass to his left with the move petering out. France, notably with a searing shot from Franck Ribery which skimmed just wide of the near post, had their chances but went into the break trailing. Domenech tinkered with his second half cast list, introducing Henry on the left and debutant Marc Planus for Ribery and Eric Abidal. France got their much sought after leveller in the 62nd minute when William Gallas headed in Yoann Gourcuff’s floating 30m freekick from close range, a welcome fillip for central defender Gallas who is back in World Cup contention after a calf injury. The Arsenal back and Gourcuff were two of the few bright points of France’s performance. France have one remaining warmup, against China in Reunion on Friday, before their World Cup campaign opens on June 11 against Uruguay.
French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan (R) vies for the ball with Tunisia’s Masakni Youssef during the friendly football match Tunisia vs France in Rades, prior to the FIFA World Cup 2010 hosted by South Africa. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
England football squad hopefuls wait for Capello Agence France Presse
GRAZ, Austria – Joe Cole may well have done enough to earn himself a place in England’s World Cup squad following an influential display as a substitute in his team’s 21 friendly victory over Japan on Sunday. But the midfielder is still on tenterhooks, along with so many of his team-mates, as manager Fabio Capello maintains radio silence on his final selection. It is fair to say Chelsea midfielder Cole, after a season dogged by injury, was a candidate on the list of players who could be
left behind when Capello reduces his squad from 30 to 23 on Tuesday. However his display ?in the hole’ behind Wayne Rooney in the second half against Japan, in which he helped England come from 1-0 down to win 2-1, has now catapulted him to the ranks of ?probables’ to travel to South Africa. With rivals such as Tom Huddlestone and Darren Bent failing to take their chances in similar fashion and others such as Stephen Warnock, Matthew Upson, Michael Dawson, Adam Johnson and Scott Parker not even getting on the pitch it looks good for Cole, who began to recover his form at the end of the season at Stamford Bridge, helping Chelsea win
the Premier League and FA Cup ?Double’. But the winger, one of few England players to perform well at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, refuses to believe he is on the plane to South Africa just yet. “I don’t want to go into that,” he said. “You’ve got to be pragmatic about it. I came here 10 days ago to try and enjoy my time back with England and train well, and now it’s in the manager’s hands. “There are a lot of players who will be hoping; a lot of players have got a good case. Whatever happens, we are all right behind England and hopefully this will be our time.
England’s coach Fabio Capello reacts during a friendly international football match against Japan in Graz on May 30, 2010 prior to the FIFA World Cup 2010 hosted by South Africa. AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI
Lippi puts forward case for Marchisio Agence France Presse
ROME – Italy coach Marcello Lippi dropped a clear hint as to who he will be banking on in South Africa as he praised the qualities of Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio. And, speaking from the world champions’ altitude training base in Sestriere on Sunday, he also suggested what his preferred formation is likely to be at the World Cup. “Everyone plays with one true lone striker and nine (outfield) team-mates to run around and defend, no matter how many forwards are on the pitch,” he said before suggesting he might play 24-yearold Marchisio behind his frontman. “I like him a lot in that position because of all our midfielders he’s the one with best movement off the ball. “He gets in gaps, follows the action and appears in empty spaces. And on top of that he helps to cover the midfield.” Another player who might be given an unusual position is centre-back Giorgio Chiellini. “I’ll also try Chiellini out at leftback, I’ve asked the lads to make themselves available for the cause.” However, the World Cup win-
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Italy coach Marcello Lippi dropped a clear hint as to who he will be banking on in South Africa as he praised the qualities of Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, pictured on May 26.
ning coach, who quit Italy after victory in Germany four years ago only to come back into the hot seat two years later, refused to give away who his final 23-man squad will be. “You’ll just have to have a little patience and wait until Tuesday to know everything.”
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hamilton: McLaren has momentum now Lewis Hamilton wins at IstanbulLewis Hamilton hopes that McLaren’s Istanbul one-two has given it the momentum it needs in the battle for the world championship against Red Bull. McLaren is back in front in the constructors’ championship following the Turkish Grand Prix, its fortunes having turned around when Red Bull’s Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel collided while first and second, handing the race to McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. “Red Bull made it tough for us and we put up a good fight,” said Hamilton. “You can see how close it is between the four of us. It’s down to momentum, and we will do the best we can to win both championships. “We have been ragging their tails for some time. It’s such an achievement for us, to really be able to take the battle to them. They had one strength that was particularly good here, we had a strength
here, and we didn’t know how it would pan here. “Me and Jenson were able to compete with them and push our hardest to be on their tails. To get our second 1-2 is fantastic.” Hamilton had a prime view as Webber and Vettel’s collision unfolded just ahead of him. The Briton was unwilling to apportion blame, but joked that it had been a spectacular - and welcome - sight. “It was great to watch. Like watching an action movie in HD or 3D,” said Hamilton. “It was fantastic. I got the best view of it! “Sebastian is safe, but I just saw Seb go up the inside, Mark held his line and no room to move right, and no reason for Seb to move to the right. It was unfortunate for them and fortunate for us.”
Renault praises Petrov’s performance PRenault boss Eric Boullier has praised the breakthrough performance of Vitaly Petrov in Turkey last weekend - even though the Russian failed to finish in the points. Petrov delivered the best form of his rookie season, getting through to Q3 for the first time, and battling hard with Ferrari duo Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso for most of the Istanbul race. However, a late race collision with Alonso resulted in a puncture that pitched Petrov off the track and force him into the pits for new tyres. But although Petrov had little to show for his weekend’s efforts, Boullier said he was impressed with the job that his driver did. “We have been very happy with him all through the weekend,” Boullier told AUTOSPORT. “He made no mistakes and had a very strong race pace – so it is course a big disappointment when you are nearly at the end, ready to score points thanks to no other help, and something like that happens. “But he definitely made a step forward this weekend. He knew the track very well and he loves this track - and I think it is, in terms of building stuff and building his self confidence, definitely a huge boost.” And although conceding that Petrov will face another big challenge in Canada, because it is a track he has never been to before, Boullier believes Petrov can now regularly fight for the points. “He can be a little bit off the pace in Canada because he does not know
the track, but more than this is a complete race weekend,” he said. “He had good pace in practice, good pace in qualifying, having done this Q3 for once, and also keeping that pace during the race. During 54 laps he was coming close to Massa and kept Alonso on the back. It is a good experience for him. He did it and he can repeat it.”
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McLaren Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) celebrates with McLaren Mercedes’ British driver Jenson Button on the podium of the Istanbul Park circuit on May 30, 2010, after the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix. McLaren Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of McLaren Mercedes’ British driver Jenson Button and Red Bull’s Australian driver Mark Webber.
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Renault f1’s Russian driver Vitaly Petrov drives at the Istanbul Park circuit on May 29, 2010, during qualifying session of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix.