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Spain bulls gore 2 in scary run, 5 more injured Associated Press Writer

PAMPLONA, Spain – Two people were gored Thursday during a tense and dangerous second running of the bulls at Spain’s famed San Fermin fiesta, and at least five other people were hospitalized after falling or being trampled by the hulking beasts, officials said.

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Thousands took part in the dash to keep ahead of six fighting bulls and six bell-tinkling steers tasked with keeping the beasts together along the 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to the northern town’s bullring. The run lasted just under four minutes and produced panic when some bulls separated from the pack. One stopped just before entering the bullring and paced in circles threateningly while staring at the runners. Television images showed the first runner being gored in the chest and hurled like a rag doll to the cobblestones of one of the narrow streets where the bull run takes place in Pamplona’s historical old quarter. He remained on the ground dazed until he was taken away by rescue workers. One man sustained serious injuries after being gored in the thorax, while a second man was gored in the left leg but was in better condition, said Fernando Boneta, a doctor at Navarra Hospital.

The more seriously injured man was a 22-year-old Spaniard, while the other goring victim was a 43year old man from Dublin, authorities said. The men were identified only by their initials. Five more people were hospitalized in Pamplona for less serious injuries, mostly broken bones and bruises sustained in falls as they ran, though the images clearly showed other people being trampled. They included a 49-yearold American, a 33-year-old Israeli and three Spaniards, the Navarra regional government said. Thursday’s gorings were the first for the series of eight bull runs held during the nine-day street festival that also features around-the-clock drinking that attracts tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners. Cody Harrington, 22, was amazed at the size of the 1,100-pound (500kilogram) bulls as he ran alongside them for the first time. Continued on page 6

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A reveler is hit by a calf in the bullring after the bull run during the San Fermin fiestas on Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Pamplona, Spain.

15 killed in Baghdad on last day of Shiite holiday

Iraqi Shiite pilgrims mourn over a symbolic coffin at the Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad on July 8, 2010, as they mark the death of the eighth century Imam.

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BAGHDAD – At least 15 people were killed Thursday by bombs targeting the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who defied violence to take part in the final day of a Shiite religious holiday, officials said. The deaths came one day after nearly 60 people were killed in attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, most of them by a suicide bomber who targeted pilgrims heading to a mosque in northern Baghdad to mark the anniversary of the death of a revered Shiite figure. While violence in Iraq has plummeted since the height of the insurgency a few years ago, the attacks targeting devout Shiites who walk

from across Iraq to take part in the holy occasion underscore the tentative nature of the security gains and the persistent attempts by insurgents to once again foment sectarian divisions. The attacks come as Iraq is struggling to seat a government a little over four months after the March 7 election failed to bring about a clear winner to lead the country. As opposing political blocs jockey to form a ruling coalition, the ongoing political uncertainty has raised questions about whether insurgents will try to destabilize the country just as American troops are reducing their numbers to 50,000 by the end of August. Continued on page 6


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Games of Klungkung’s envoy: Show off differently and funkily GAMES dance portrayed by the envoy of Klungkung Regency, Putra Samanjaya gamelan troupe from Jumpai Village in the Children Gong Kebyar Parade of the 32nd Bali Arts Festival (BAF) did not only amaze the audience through the dramatic motions of the dance, dialogue and plot as well as children songs chanted by the players. On the presentation at the Ardha Candra amphitheater, last Tuesday (Jul 6) night, the appearance of the kid artist community from Klungkung also dared to be different and considered even more impressive because its composer was truly smart at choosing the property brought onto the stage. To strengthen the dramatic flow of the games entitled Majengka, the composers I Gede Darma Suartana and I Wayan Juana carried two units of modified motorcycle onto the stage. Such properties were brought by players of the games when they began performing the show. Utilization

of the property was assumed immensely appropriate because the use of motorcycles among children in the present generation calling themselves funky was no longer a taboo thing. Such games also seemed very up to date since a number of players waving the flags of the participanting countries in

World Cup 2010 describing that the ‘virus’ of the most spectacular soccer event throughout the universe has infected children as well. Before entering the main scene of playing majengka (arm wrestling—red), such group of children was said to be engrossed

in bragging the motorcycle of their father purchased from the proceeds of the victory in the betting arena of World Cup. Mutual teasing then ensued which eventually led them to dissension. To eliminate the tension, one of them suggested to hold majengka games that could be played simultaneously. Except for presenting majengka games, the little artist community from the Land of Serombotan (assorted salads with hot spices) made a show on the same stage as the art troupe from Dwijendra

secondary school portraying its art attractively through the creation of pepanggulan gamelan music entiteld Jung Pait, Gabor welcoming dance and Galang Bulan creation dance. Meanwhile, the Dwijendra secondary school of Denpasar whose performance at Bali Arts Festival positioned as a companion troupe showed off pepanggulan gamelan music entitled Gurnita Gita, Gabor welcoming dance, Jaran Teji creation dance and Barong Ngalih Ikut (Barong looking for tail) games. (ian)

Presidential Decree’s been issued for extradition of Timothy Dauh Puri (DenPost)— Extradition request of Timothy Geoffrey Lee was finally granted by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Last Thursday (Jul 8) at 8:00 pm Local Time, an Australian getting involved in the case of possession of cocaine in his country will be repatriated to Australia to undergo further examination in related cases. It was announced by the Head of the Class II A Denpasar (Kerobokan) Jailhouse, Siswanto, last Wednesday (Jul 7). He was extradited on Thursday. Presidential Decree had been issued, Siswanto said. In the same opinion as Siswanto, the prosecutor IB Argita Candra, also confirmed the matter on one of the repatriation plans regarding to the fugitive of Australian police. When contacted by phone, Argita claimed to have visited Timothy in prison. According Argita, by his return, Timothy also underwent a series of medical tests in the largest prison in Bali. “He was examined physician Hendra (physician of Attorney General). As the result, Timothy was stated in good health and could be flown to Australia,”

he said. Argita also said the extradition process would be attended by the prosecution, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights as well as from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Just to remind, the judges under the leader Daniel Palittin, lasat Monday, February 22, 2010 finally granted the extradition request filed by prosecutor Argita Candra. In his decision, the judges declared Timothy’s extradition request was based on diplomatic note from the Australian government to the Minister of Justice and Human Rights dated October 2, 2009. Australian police asked the Indonesian government to extradite Timothy because the related person was alleged to get involved in drug crimes namely as a cocaine dealer. However, had not been prosecuted, the owner of cocaine weighing 1.18 kilograms had fled to Bali and stayed on Jalan Subak Sari Gang Suku-suku No. 8, Tegal Gundul Hamlet, Tibubeneng Village, Kuta, Badung, since 2006. When arrested and searched by Australian police officers did not only found the cocaine, but also secured a suitcase containing equipment such as electronic scales.

Likewise, from the hands of Timothy, the Australian police also managed to secure the shoulder bag with black strap containing a cash amounting to AUD 78,250 and a safe deposit box containing a cash worth AUD 25, 000. Against of the deeds of perpetrator, local police entraped Timothy with article 25 paragraph 2 of Law on Drugs Abuse and Smuggling issued in 1985, the Law of New Sout Walles (NSW) with a 20-year prison sentence. (123)

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The Kosala Rakta art group from Telepud village in Tegalalng, Gianyar perform a classical dance in the 32nd Bali Art Festival (BAF) in Art Center Denpasar

Increasing highly, dog bite cases in 2010 Denpasar (Bali Post) Dog bite cases in Bali in 2010 which predicted the same and even decreased in 2009 compared to the case were not accurate enough. The proof until June just bite the case had exceeded the bite cases in 2009. Based on the data, the bite cases in the year to June 2010 reached 30. 421 cases, while in the year 2009 total number of cases reached 24. 000 cases of bites or bite in half a year 12 .000. “In half a year just bite the case this year has doubled compared to same time last year,” said Chief Medical Officer of Bali, dr. Nyoman Sutedja accompanied Kasubdin P2MPL, dr. Ketut Subrata, Wednesday (7 / 7) yesterday. Increasing the bite is still the study of relevant parties. According Sutedja, dog reproductive cycle is able to have children twice a year could be a factor other than the existence of wild dogs, and vaccination does not cover the entire dog population. Still a lack of vigilance and public awareness is also one of the developments of rabies. Less accurate prediction of the impact on the bite cases

predictive VAR setup. Government Contracting Bali through Bali Health Office has disbursed about 2.5 M to buy a VAR in January and then added about 3.5 M of funding the City / County. From these funds inventory estimated VAR was held back in August. “But the case turned out to bite even more increased compared to last year, so stock up before August VAR,” said Sutedja. This causes the stock of vacancies VAR in some center in rabies last week. To overcome the emptiness of stock VAR, Health then took the step that is inscribed to the local RS and RS-status BLUD Sanglah that while buying VAR itself with record purchases by hospitals which replaced BLUD status while the district government to be replaced by the Local Government Sanglah Hospital in Bali. “We also compose a letter to the Minister of Health for assistance and affordable through funds DAK (Special Allocation Fund) for the medication and ask for more funding to the Regional Government of Bali,” explained Sutedja. With the increase in bite cases, funds for the purchase of VAR are estimated to swell. (Kmb24)

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Nuwek Bagia at Bukit Dharma Durga Kurti Temple

Remaining Enshrine and Pot Found Gianyar (Bali Post)-

On Wednesday (7/7), the Nuwek Bagia procession was carried out at Bukit Dharma Durga Kurti Temple (Pura), Buruan Village, Blahbatuh. The procession is still connected to Mamungkah, Mupuk Pedagingan, Mapadudusan Sangkara Agung ceremonies at this temple which peaked at 26th June. In this procession, residents who were digging as Bagia’s place found a constructed rock stones which are expected to be remains from enshrine during Mahendradata’s kingdom era. Besides that, they also found a broken pot. The constructed stones were found at Pura Puncak Dharma (Swah Loka) and Pura Penataran Agung (bwah loka) and yet the peak of the construction cannot be found. The broken pot was also found at Pura Penataran Agung. These were found under the soil after a 3 meters digging in a 6 x 2 meters area. Committee of Pura Bukit Dharma Durga Kurti History Unit, Wayan Kerja, confirmed these were found last Tuesday. At that time residents were preparing a hole to place the Nuwek Bagia. When the digging (done manually) reached 1,5 meters deep, hard objects were found which happens to be the stones constructions and

the broken pot. With this discovery, committee then reported it to the Archaeological Office in Tampaksiring and also Archeological Hall in Denpasar. This Pura is a cultural preservation therefore protected by the country so this discovery should be known by Archaeological Office and Hall. Three people from the Archeological Hall including the head Wayan Suantika came to location to see it. According to Head of Committee Wayan Nuraga, they are planning to further investigate it after the ceremonies are done. (kmb16)

Archeological protection in Bali and the role of the society Archeological protection through maintenance, preservation and conservation, even through reconstruction as well, has turned to be an international problem not only today, but actually in the future. Such matters were indicated by the activities of UNESCO as an international institution, who concerned with the most important of world cultural heritage e.g. archeological remains. UNESCO have done a lot of excellent work, which need a reasonable budgets, expert, equipment etc. and the best example is the safeguarding of Brobudur temple. As the UNESCO member, our governments are concerned and responsible to protect our monuments for our national interest, such as Brobudur temple. Based on the development of archaeological studies and the related studies especially in field of archaeological protection, now such problems is a technical matter and besed on scientific consideration. Facing such problem , Indonesian government have done a number of works e.g the safeguarding of borobudur tample {in cooperation with {UNESCO}, Prambanan tample ,Demak mosque, and other tamples in Bali namely Pura Besakih ,Pura Mengening , Pura Pegulingan , Pura Taman Sari etc. In this case, our government as one of the ASEAN countries have carried out a coordinate programmers through SPAFA (Sub project of archaeology and fine art) to find out the effective ways and means dealing with the problems of archaeological protection . Discussing the archaeological protection in Bali, it should be remembered that Bali, even a very small island, but has a lot of archaeological monuments, which most of them belonged to living monuments. Among them are a number of Hindu tample, spreated nearly in the whole island, as well as Hindu

stastues , inscription etc. As the holy monuments for Balinese society, so the Balinese have the responsibility to take care their monuments as their religious function Officially, archaeological protection in Bali is done by Bali Office for Preservation of archaeological and Historical Heritage (Kantor Bali Suaka pening-gelang Sejarah dan Purbakala Bali) in coordialnation and corporation with the local government and local people as well. This office have done a lot of archaeological reconstruction, but not yet covered the whole of them, because of the limited budgets etc. In case of protecting the archaeological monuments in Bali, Bali Office for Preservation of archaeological and Historical Heritage has given a technical guidance to the local people for reconstructing their monuments and financial support as well. As the governments have a very limited budget for these works, and as the owner of the living monuments, so the Balinese people have their religious tasks and responsibility to protect sacred monuments. In Bali generally each village have three village temples named Pura Kyayangan Tiga e.g Pura Puseh,Pura Desa (sometime combined with Pura Bale Agung ) and Pura dalem. Among them are belonged to archaeological monuments and frequently in these temple a number of archaeological monuments are preserved such as statues, inscription etc. It is important to note here that the unity of the Balinese society is tightly bounded by the village temples and social organization. Based on religious reasons,

actuality Balinese society has a strong spirit to keep their monuments in a well condition as holy monuments. Since a very long time the Balinese people have maintained and restored their monuments in a very traditional ways, based on their own religious will and spirit, and for this purpose they collected the materials, even reasonable money from the village members. The village members, especially the skilled members (Balinese, undagi) did the restoration and led by the village leader, without any payment (Balinese, ngayah). This mutual model of works named gotong royong is one of the Indonesian spirits, which has been developed since the early time until today. It is a remarkable fact since the early time Balinese people have done the archeological protection in their traditional ways, which really should be regarded as a community based conservation. The most important meaning of these facts is the Balinese have done their religious task, which still continued from one generation to next generation and still retained until today. Therefore these facts indicated that the Balinese people from time to time have played important role for protecting their archeological monuments, for worshipping their ancestor’s spirit, the Hindu Trinity as well as their local deities. It is hoped that this religious traditions should be keep in people’s mind and increased, now and in the near future for the safeguarding the archeological monuments and its cultural values. Through this way it is hoped that our cultural identity could be preserved in the people’s mind for facing the forthcoming modern world. (BTN)

Pupuan Kid suffered a heart valve leak Lives in a Hut, Medical Fees Borrowed From Neighbors Tabanan (Bali Post) – A kid named I Gede Agus Angga (1,5), son of Made Astrawan and Kadek Sri Ariyasih residents of Banjar Asah Tegeh, Desa Karyasari, Pupuan has a medical condition since he was three months old which his heart valve leaked. Ironically, he comes from a disadvantaged family so his parents had to sell lands and borrow money from neighbors to medicate their son but as everything was tried, none of them worked yet. Mother of the son, Ariyasih, joined by Karyasari Village Chief, I Gede Suasana, confirmed the story last Wednesday (7/7). The problem now the parents are struggling as they

are workers who don’t have permanent jobs. Ariyasih admitted they have spent IDR 4 million which was borrowed from the neighbors. Besides that the parents also have sold their luxurious items. Ariyasih stated, the cost to operate his son reaches IDR 20 to 25 million. She confessed she does not have that kind of money as its hard enough to get money for daily life. The village chief added that he has been trying to find help to medicate Agus such as going to Tabanan Social Agency. They only gave a statement letter and it is not helping at all. He also reported it to the Tabanan Regent. (kmb14)

“Bendana Muli Jegeg” Collaboration of Three Ethnics in East Lampung Participants from East Lampung presented an art of dance and music in the 32nd BAF last Wednesday (7/7) at Bali Art Center’s Wantilan. Under the East Lampung Region Culture and Tourism Agency, the representatives performed two dances and four Lampung pop songs. As an opening, they presented Melinting dance, an adoption from Lampung’s teenagers’ and young adults’ fighting spirits, also taken from a Melinting Queen story which symbolized

p o w e r. B o t h w e r e c o m b i n e d through this dance. After this, they presented their pop songs by a beautiful woman. The next dance performed was “Bendana Muli Jegeg” which is a collaboration of three ethnics living in East Lampung which are Lampung, Java and Bali. This new creation combined the arts from different places as the acculturation in Lampung is relatively good as many races stayed there including Bali itself. (08)

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The picture shows domestic tourists enjoying their time on Mertasari beach in Sanur. The number of domestic tourists increases during the holiday season.


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S.Lankan minister on hunger strike over UN probe

An improvised explosive device (IED) explodes in a controlled

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COLOMBO (AFP) – A Sri Lankan cabinet minister on Thursday began a hunger strike outside the UN office in Colombo to protest against a panel set up to probe allegations of war crimes during the island’s civil war. Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who led protests outside the United Nations office earlier this week, said he was prepared to fast to death to protect the honour of the military. “This (UN panel) is a plan by the UN to produce our military before a war crimes tribunal,” Weerawansa said to dozens of cheering supporters. “We won’t let that happen,” he added. He also urged people to come in their thousands and take part in protests and demonstrations all over the island to pressure UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to dissolve the three-member panel. Ban named the panel last month to advise on “accountability issues” during the war between government forces and the Tamil Tiger separatists, which ended in May last year. On Tuesday, demonstrators led by Weerawansa surrounded the UN office in Colombo and kept staff under siege for several hours. The entrance to the building was not blocked on Thursday, but staff were advised to remain at home for the second consecutive day. In New York on Wednesday, the United Nations said it had “strong objections” to the protests. The United Nations has said that at least 7,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed in the final stages of the fighting. The agency estimates some 100,000 people died during the 37-year-long conflict.

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US ‘doubling’ efforts to counter deadly Afghan bombs AFP

KABUL (AFP) – The United States is set to deliver three billion dollars worth of equipment aimed at countering Taliban-made crude bombs used in the Afghan war, a US official said Thursday. Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, have become the main weapon used against international and Afghan forces fighting to end an insurgency increasingly seen as bogged down in favour of the Taliban. The equipment was “at least doubling” current counter-IED capacity as forces did not have all they needed to take on an escalating threat, said Ashton Carter, US undersecretary of defence for acquisition, technology and logistics. The new equipment, including tethered surveillance blimps, heavily armoured vehicles and detection machinery such as robots and mine detectors, would arrive in Afghanistan in coming months, he told reporters.

Carter said the equipment would be accompanied by about 1,000 counter-IED experts, including laboratory technicians, intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials. “This is an enormous plug of extra effort,” he said, adding that the equipment would be shared with coalition and Afghan forces. IEDs are the biggest threat facing troops engaged in the war in Afghanistan, now well into its ninth year. They are easy and cheap to produce, often using ammonium nitrate fertiliser that is produced in Pakistan and trucked across the border into Afghanistan, Carter said. The bombs are difficult to detect, often buried by roadsides and remotely detonated to devastating effect.

Many of the more than 330 foreign soldiers killed so far this year have died of injuries sustained in IED attacks. Those who do not die often suffer life-changing injuries. A June UN report marked an “alarming” 94 percent increase in IED incidents in the first four months of this year compared to 2009, as the military says intensifying efforts against the Taliban are being matched by more attacks. “Most ammonium nitrate comes from Pakistan and some IEDs are built across the border, some here in Afghanistan,” Carter said. Afghan authorities had banned the use of ammonium nitrate fertiliser and were tightening the border to restrict its flow into Afghanistan, he said.

Repeat of SKorea, US cyberattacks does no damage Associated Press Writer

SEOUL, South Korea – Hundreds of computers that helped cause a wave of outages on U.S. and South Korean government websites last July launched new attacks on the same sites, but no major interference was reported, police said Thursday. The computers were programmed to attack every July 7, according to police, so this year’s assault appeared to be a continuation of last year’s, which began over the July 4 holiday weekend in the U.S. but reached South Korea on July 7. More than 460 computers infected with malicious computer codes assaulted 25 websites, including those of the White House and South Korea’s presidential Blue House, on Wednesday, said Jeong Seok-hwa, a police officer handling investigations of the cyberattacks. Although last year’s attacks were initially blamed on North Korea, experts have more recently said they have

no conclusive evidence that it was behind the assaults. The malicious computer codes, called malware, triggered denial of service attacks, in which large numbers of computers try to connect to a site at the same time in an attempt to overwhelm the server. “But the attacks were so weak that there were no problems in accessing the sites,” Jeong said. An analysis of an infected computer in Seoul showed that it was programmed to attack every July 7 and the malware used was identical to that used last year, said Hyun Jae-sub, another police official. In other words, the computers apparently attacked again this year because last year’s malware hadn’t been removed, not because another assault was launched. Hyun said the attacks were traced to computers that participated in last year’s attacks and still were infected. He said about 270,000 infected computers were involved in the original assaults.

AhnLab, a top South Korean cybersecurity company, said it provided free vaccine programs — which can repair infected computers and prevent denial of service attacks — to computer users following last year’s attacks as part of efforts to prevent their recurrence. Police had no tally of how many were vaccinated. Jeong said about 430 infected computers are in South Korea and others are traced to the U.S., Britain, China and Japan. Hyun said the Internet Protocol addresses — the Web equivalent of a street address or phone number — showed the attacks came from computers in South Korea but authorities have not yet located all the infected computers in the country. AhnLab official Song Chang-min said owners of infected computers would not suspect they were compromised because the infection would not cause any problems or malfunctions in everyday use. Later Thursday, new attacks were launched on 16 websites

— including those of the Blue House and the Korea-U.S. joint military command. But no serious problems were reported, Jeong said. The attacks came a month after two South Korean government websites were struck with denial of service attacks that officials said were traced to China. Last year, government websites in South Korea and the U.S. were paralyzed by cyberattacks. South Korean officials believed

those attacks were conducted by North Korea, but U.S. officials have largely ruled out North Korea as the origin, according to cybersecurity experts. Experts say there is no conclusive evidence that North Korea, or any other nation, orchestrated it. South Korean media have reported that North Korea runs an Internet warfare unit aimed at hacking into U.S. and South Korean military networks to gather information and disrupt service. People attend a conference on cyber security. The United States is launching a program to detect cyberattacks on private US companies and government agencies running critical infrastructure such as the electricity grid and nuclear power plants, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

(AFP/File/Roslan Rahman)


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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 – 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 : info@sos-bali.com 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 – 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

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French court hands Noriega 7-year prison term PARIS – A Paris court has convicted aging former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega of laundering drug money in France and ordered him to spend seven years behind bars — a decision that left friends and foes worried he might die in a prison far from home. Wednesday’s sentence in France, where Noriega was extradited 10 weeks ago, came on top of his two decades already spent in a U.S. prison. The court said there was enough evidence to establish that the equivalent millions of euros that flowed through Noriega’s French bank accounts in the late 1980s were kickbacks from drug traffickers. For Noriega, who gives his age

as 76 and is in poor health, the future is cloudy. Despite the sevenyear sentence, he is likely to be eligible for parole within a year. However, Panama is seeking his extradition from France on much more serious crimes, including the murder of political opponents. “The government maintains its position that Panamanian citizen Manuel Antonio Noriega should complete the sentences handed

down by Panamanian judicial authorities and confront pending processes in Panama,” the Panamanian government said in a statement. An extradition would require approval from a host of French judges and top officials, as well as from the United States, and a decision could take time. Noriega’s lawyers say he wants to return home and will not fight an extradition. They also raised fears he could die in a French prison — worries shared by Panamanians who fought against human rights abuses during Noriega’s 1983-1989 regime. They want to see him face justice at home.

AP – FILE This May 1989 file photo shows General Manuel Antonio Noriega speaking to the press in Panama

Surrendered Filipino coup suspect says no regrets MANILA, Philippines – A rebel soldier who turned himself in to face charges stemming from two coup attempts in the Philippines against the former president said Thursday he had no regrets for his actions. Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon, who was accused of helping lead 300 soldiers in taking over the upscale Oakwood Hotel and a nearby shopping center in Manila in July 2003 and of fleeing a courtroom in 2007 while on trial, said he was turning himself in because the country had a new, legitimately elected president. “There is no reason for me to stay unaccountable now because we have a new government which has the mandate of the people,” Faeldon told reporters after he was taken into military custody. “I cannot choose my own commander in chief. But in the case of the previous president, I am one of those who believe she doesn’t possess the mandate of the people,” he said. Faeldon went into hiding after he walked out of a court in November 2007 and along with other mutinous officers occupied a five-star Manila hotel to press their demand for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s resignation. Faeldon and the others were on trial for a previous coup attempt in July 2003. The rebels denounced corruption in the government and the armed forces. Both incidents highlighted the Philippines’ political instability and restiveness in the 120,000-member military, one of Asia’s weakest, which has struggled to modernize and retrain its troops fighting multiple insurgencies despite funding shortfalls. Arroyo has been accused of vote rigging in the 2004 election and corruption and favoritism, allegations that stoked political and military unrest during her nine years in office. She stepped down last week and has denied any wrongdoing. Her successor, newly elected President Benigno Aquino III, has promised to form a commission to investigate her.

extremists.... From page 1 There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but similar incidents in the past have been blamed on Sunni extremists who view Shiites as nonbelievers and object to the Shiite-led government that took over Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Six people died in eastern Baghdad and 36 were injured when a roadside bomb exploded Thursday morning as pilgrims were walking home from the mosque in the Kazimiyah neighborhood, while a car bomb in southern Baghdad killed another person. Five more people were killed and 42 injured by a roadside bomb in northern Baghdad, said Iraqi hospital and police officials. And in the afternoon, a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad killed three people and wounded another 21 along a street where religious pilgrims were returning home. Despite the violence, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis continued to stream through the city after visiting the shrine and began their long walk home after the ceremonies peaked earlier Thursday. The pilgrimage, although not the most important among Iraq’s Shiitemajority, is considered significant. Hundreds of tents were erected along roads leading to and from the shrine, where food, tea and water was served to the pilgrims walking by. Pilgrims took respite from the blistering sun under the shade of the tents before continuing on their way. Young men showered the pilgrims with water sprinklers. Almost all the women wore black flowing robes called abayas as they walked with their families or other women. Some of the thousands of police and soldiers dispatched to protect the city could be seen sitting or leaning on their vehicles. Hlail Hussein, 33, was eating rice and soup at one of the many tents erected along the roads to the twindomed shrine for pilgrims to replenish and rest for their journey. “These terrorists and their bombings increase our love for our Imams and increase our determination to sacrifice

ourselves for the sake of our Imams,” said Hussein, who came to Baghdad five days ago from the southern city of Nasiriyah. A woman pushing her mother in a wheelchair, said she would continue despite the violence. “Even Saddam’s regime could not prevent us from taking part in this march,” said Athraa Ali, 30. “We cannot stop living because of these explosions.” Officials raised the death toll from Wednesday’s single most deadly attack to 35. The attack by a suicide bomber came as Shiite pilgrims were just about to cross a bridge from the mostly Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah Wednesday evening into the predominantly Shiite area of Kazimiyah where the shrine is located. The Imams Bridge connecting the two neighborhoods was also the site of a deadly stampede in 2005 sparked by a rumor that a suicide bomber was among the crowd; 900 people were killed in the ensuing melee. Iraqi security forces have blanketed the city with about 200,000 personnel, and a vehicle ban was put in place across the Kazimiyah neighborhood in an attempt to thwart attacks. The ban was lifted later Thursday and all the bridges opened except for the Imams Bridge. But the sheer number of pilgrims as well as the spread-out nature of the religious event — with roads around the country blocked to allow pilgrims to walk to and from Baghdad — make it almost impossible for security forces to protect everyone. Two people were also killed near Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, when insurgents blew up the houses of three policemen. An official with the Ramadi police department said the policemen were not in the houses at the time. Ramadi is the provincial capital of Anbar, where police and security officials are often targeted by insurgents who view them as collaborators with the Shiite-led government. The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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AP – Fugitive Phillippine Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon looks on during a press conference in Antipolo City,

“They were about up to my shoulders, and it was intense,” the university student from Lake Tahoe, California said. “Once I saw them running right next to me I got to the side and it was shocking how big they were.” His 62year-old father ran as well. “It was a rush, definitely an adrenaline rush, the street is so narrow, you’re right next to them and then they’re gone like a shooting star,” said Jack Harrington, a dentist on a tour of Europe with his wife, son and two daughters. An 18-year-old Australian who sustained three fractured vertebrae in the first race Wednesday remained hospitalized Thursday in serious condition, according to the El Diario de Navarra newspaper. He was identified by the newspaper as Nicholas Ward of Melbourne, and the young man’s father, Howard, told the newspaper his son was expected to remain hospitalized for two weeks. An American was also injured Wednesday in another event during the

San Fermin party in which calves are released into a bullring to be taunted by young men. The unidentified 22-year-old man sustained a ripped scrotum from a horn injury, El Diario de Navarra said. He received a stitch at the bullring from emergency workers and was hospitalized, according to the newspaper, which did not list his hometown. While gorings from the adult bulls with their huge horns are more likely to be fatal or cause serious injuries, the calves are also dangerous because they are more frisky, moving around the ring rapidly. A spokeswoman for the hospital where the Australian and the American were taken said Thursday that no one was immediately available to provide an update on their conditions or more details. The runs are broadcast live on Spanish television and the bulls that run each morning are killed in the evening in the bullring, their meat served up in Pamplona’s restaurants. Dozens of people are injured in the runs each


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Thousands rally for a referendum in Indonesia’s Papua Agence France-Presse

JAYAPURA - Thousands of Papuans rallied Thursday to urge the provincial parliament to demand a referendum on self-determination, and reject the region’s special autonomy within Indonesia. An upper house of tribal leaders, the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP), voted in June to reject Papua’s autonomy status, introduced in 2001 after the fall of the Suharto military dictatorship in Jakarta. Witnesses said more than more than 2,000 Papuans in Jayapura, some of them wearing traditional outfits, were marching about 17 kilometres (11 miles) from the MRP’s office to the provincial parliament building. “Special autonomy has failed to protect the rights of indigenous Papuans,” protest leader Markus Haluk told AFP. “We want to urge Papua’s provincial parliament to hold a ple-

nary meeting to declare that special autonomy is a failure and returned it back to the central government,” he said. Haluk said the Indonesian government and Papuans, who are indigenous Melanesians, needed to establish a dialogue in which the UN or a neutral country would act as mediator. “It’s as if Papua is a dark cave, which is always closed and guarded by the government,” he said. “Papuan people want a referendum as a solution to our problem.” The provincial parliamant canceled a meeting that was supposed to be held Thursday over the referendum request.

“This is a political issue and we’re still waiting for other political groups in the parliament to make their decision,” a lawmaker from the Golkar party Yan Ayomi told AFP. Papua has been the scene of a low-level insurgency for decades and despite Indonesia’s vast security presence in the region, Jakarta remains extremely sensitive about any sign of separatism. Indonesia has sent mixed messages about its willingness to loosen its grip on Papua, offering talks with separatist rebels on one hand while jailing and killing their leaders on the other. Access to foreign journalists in the area has been restricted by the government.

Australian wife of Balibo reporter blames army for killings Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - The wife of an Australian reporter allegedly killed by Indonesian forces in East Timor in 1975 told a Jakarta court Thursday that she believed her husband was shot after surrendering to the army. At a hearing called to lift a ban on a controversial movie of the events, Shirley Shackleton said she was convinced by evidence given to an Australian inquest into the death of her husband and four other foreign journalists. “It found that their hands were in the air giving themselves up, they were not armed and were wearing civilian clothes and the perpetrators of this atrocity were members of (the Indonesian military),” she said. “Balibo”, the first feature film ever made in East Timor, premiered in Melbourne last July before an audience including East Timorese President Jose RamosHorta, who says Indonesian forces murdered the reporters. Starring Anthony LaPaglia, it tells the story of the five journalists killed when Indonesian troops overran the East Timorese town of Balibo in October, 1975, and a sixth who died later in the full-scale assault on Dili. Jakarta has always maintained that the so-called “Balibo Five” died in crossfire as Indone-

sian troops fought East Timorese Fretilin rebels. Indonesia banned the film but groups including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) launched the legal challenge against the censors’ decision. Shackleton, 78, said she returned to Jakarta to support the filmmakers’ bid to lift the ban “because they reached their objective to clarify the lies and the cover-up. In good Aussie slang... the cat is out of the bag.” During the hearing, she held up a hand and counted off the nationalities of the five dead journalists; two Britons, Two Australians and a New Zealander. The ban has stirred debate over the nature of free speech and democracy in Indonesia, where the military remains sensitive to the subject of the reporters’ deaths. It has also threatened to overshadow relations between Canberra and Jakarta after Australian police last year launched a war crimes investigation into the deaths. An official from the film censorship board told the court that Balibo was “one-sided” as it failed to include the official Indonesian version of events. Speaking before the court convened, Shackleton said the case was “important to establish whether democracy is alive and well in Indonesia.”

“I hope the ban will be lifted,” she said, adding: “Isn’t that what democracy is based on? “Justice is not about vengeance it’s about accountability, that’s the justice I want,” Shackleton added. On Wednesday AJI Jakarta head Wahyu Dhyatmika called Shackleton a “very brave woman”. “It’s very inspiring to see a 78-year-old person who is still energetic and still wants to seek justice,” he told AFP. The 2007 inquest in New South Wales was told that Yunus Yosafiah — who later became a cabinet minister — was one of the ringleaders of the alleged massacre. Outside court Shackleton challenged him to meet her and “clear his name”. Last year a retired Indonesian army colonel told Tempo, an Indonesian weekly magazine, that the reporters were shot by Indonesian troops. Gatot Purwanto, a former special forces commando and veteran of the Timor invasion, said the reporters were killed when troops heard gunfire coming from the house where the foreigners were hiding. At least 100,000 East Timorese lost their lives through fighting, disease and starvation during the brutal Indonesian occupation, which ended with a bloody vote for independence in 1999.

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RI, Switzerland sign visa-waiving agreement Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia and the Swiss Confederation have signed an agreement to waive the visa requirement for each other’s diplomatic and service passport holders. The signing was done at a ceremony at the Merdeka Palace in the presence of the two countries’ presidents, Dora Lauthard and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday. “It will improve people-topeople contacts, and is good for the two countries relations,” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said. The accord was sighed after the two leaders had held a bipartite meeting to discuss efforts to step up their cooperative relations. Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa

said the visa-waiving agreement would have a significant impact on relations between Indonesia and Switzerland. “It will certainly be of much help because we are anticipating more interactions between the two countries as they are to step up their trade and investment cooperation in the future,” Natalegawa said, adding the agreement would also qualitatively open new opportunities. Swiss President Leuthard is on a working visit to Indonesia from July 6-9, 2010. With the formation of a Joint Indonesia-Switzerland Economic and Trade Commission (JETC) on November 26, 2009, the European country had defined Indonesia as one of its strategic partners in economic cooperation and development.

Eight people questioned over porn video scandal Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian police have questioned eight people in connection to the porn video scandals involving three celebrities, including prime suspect only identified as K. “Mr.K is managing certain website. We are still learning how the porn videos can fall into his hands,” Chief of the National Police Investigation Division Commissioner General Ito Sumardi said. Speaking to newsmen here Wednesday, he said K might be the first person who downloaded the controversial porn videos. However, the police investigators had yet to detain him because not all suspects should be under the police custody, he said. K was one of the eight suspects being handled by the Jakarta metrolitan police investigators, he said. The video scandal involved Rockband singer “Ariel Peterpan”, actress-host Luna Maya and model Cut Tari has attracted public attention over the past months. Ariel himself had even been named suspect and detained by the police. Asked about Luna Maya’s current status, Sumardi said

she was not yet named suspect. “We still ask the expert witnesses’ opinions and coordinate with the prosecution office,” he said. Besides the prosecution office, the police also worked with the Communication and Information Ministry, he said. This video scandal has attracted public and media attention in Indonesia. The Commission for Children’s Protection (KPAI), for example, has called on the police to settle the porn video scandal soon by bringing those responsible to trial. It had also triggered rallies from various elements in the society, including those of H i z bu t Ta h r i r I n d o n e s i a (HTI). Several hundreds of the HTI-Solo Chapter’s backers had recently staged a rally against Indonesians involving in free sex and pornography. In his speech, the demonstration coordinator, Erland Alfath Fathonie, said the porn video scandal involving a pop rocker, top model, and TV presenter was a fact of worsening free sex practices. Young Indonesians need also be protected from those porn videos and materials by teaching them religious values, he said.


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Bali Today Electricity fare increase affected small industry Antara Denpasar – The Head of Bali Chambers of Commerce (Kadin), Anak Agung Alit Wiraputra, said that the increase in electricity fare will affect the industry in Bali. “We predicted that more than 200,000 workers in small industry will lose their job in the next three months,” he added. Wiraputra said that the condition is because the 10% increase in the electricity fare can not be paid by the small industry such as the creative industry which spread throughout Bali. He said that in the first month maybe the small business still can afford the bill but in the second and third month will be very difficult because the bill will increase greatly. If the businessmen increase the price of their products then the buyers will decrease and it will affect the income. The condition will make the products will pile up in the second and third month so the businessmen don’t need to make any more products, it make the workers are not needed. There workers can be put on holiday or even fired by the company.

Wiraputra said that the government should emphasize on the interest and the need of small industry and common people. Bali only can develop small industries such as carving, cloth, souvenirs, and others. It absorbs 30% or almost 1 million workers in Bali. The increase in electricity fare will also affect the price of the materials for industry and the transport. The solve the problem, Kadin Bali urge the Electricity Company (PLN) give discount to the small industries in Bali. It makes sense according to Wiraputra because currently there are 2,200 small industries in Bali that use 2,200 watt of electricity. Bali’s Governor, Made Mangku Pastika said that the government will conduct a study on that issue and give the best solution immediately.

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Jemeluk Beach

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: 10.00 - 12.00 : Janger dance creation by Sanggar Pelangi Budaya Nusantara, Sesetan, Denpasar : Wantilan : 10.00 - 12.00 : Arja Sewagati performance by Banjar Pengajaran Desa Brangbang, Jembrana : Kalangan Ayodya : 16.00 - 18.00 : Joged Bumbung by Sekaa Chandra Metu, Penatahan Penebel : Kalangan Ayodya : 19.30 - 21.00 : Joint Concert Group from Cakra Dance Company Japan with Jegog Suar Agung Jembrana : Ksirarnawa open stage : 20.00 - 21.30 : Creation and classical dances by Sanggar Wyarihita Japan : Wantilan

Foreign Divers Admire Marine Life of East Bali The beauty of undersea vista with a rich diversity of biota invites admiration of divers from around the world. In fact, the life of coral reefs and various kinds of ornamental fish living at some points of waters is considered undersea heaven. According to some tourists, biodiversity living under the sea around Bali in fact has a natural charm that is very compelling. Even, they are almost the same as the charm offered by Bunaken (Manado, North Sulawesi), which has been known throughout the world. Jemeluk waters for example. According to some tourists, the tourist resort at Purwakerti Beach has peculiarities that could not be found in waters anywhere in the world. Coral reefs in this tourist resort make tourists to drop their option for diving in this area. Diverse endangered coral reefs belonged to

aquapora species and a number of new ones could only be found at Jemeluk Beach. In terms of its form, they vary. Some species resemble to a form of table or flowers. In addition, there is also a rare fish species such as unibrand, stingrays, tuna, sharks, and green turtles. I Gede Suta as one of the tourism businesspeople in this region revealed that at Jemeluk could be found a Japanese shipwreck of World War II with the size of 14 x 10 meters. The ship had been overgrown by beautiful coral reefs and widely favored because of its beauty. When glancing at the sea from the cliffs, it will be seen a beautiful scenery with Mount Agung as the background and a vast expanse of sea. According to story developing in the local community, the name Jemeluk comes from the word ‘nyeluk’ standing for the bay. Therefore, Jemeluk poses a beautiful bay

with calm and not bumpy waves. “Since the water is crystal clear, visitors can see the beauty of coral reefs and marine biota living in it from the top of the cliff,” said Gede Suta. In the midst of rapid development of marine tourism, the issue on the damage to coral reef is indeed frightening specter for the circle of marine tourism entrepreneurs. According to Suta, the damage of existing coral reefs at Jemeluk was not solely caused by human activities. The existing damage was due to residual stray of bomb during the World War II. Nevertheless, such damage starts diminishing because of the growth of new coral reef. Meanwhile, various efforts had been made to preserve it. One of them was by developing cubical artificial reef resembling a pyramid that had been cultivated since several years ago. (BTN/BB)


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Prehistoric Museum The museum is located in the western edge of Bali Island, in Gilimanuk village, Jembrana, around 160 km to the west of Denpasar city, and can be easily accessed. Genuinely, the Prehistoric Museum was built above an archeological site ashore from the Gilimanuk Bay, approximately more than 20 hectares at 5 meters above the sea level and is now a non-productive dry field. This museum was built by the government of Jembrana regency, in cooperation with the National Archeological Research and Development Center, Jakarta and Denpasar Archeological Office which was officially opened at 1960. The museum was constructed to preserve archeological excavations in Gilimanuk, pioneered by Prof. Dr. R. P. Soejono in 1963 and continued until a few years ago. Based on the excavations, it can be found that Gilimanuk was a necropolis, a village or settlement of fishermen and cemetery at once, developed in Bronze Age,

around 2000 years ago or about the beginning of the century, long before the India influenced Bali. It turned out that this site is rich of cultural heritage as can be seen from the abundance findings of hundreds of prehistoric men’s skeletons (children, men-women) which were buried along with the grave stocks (bekal kubur) such as pot, possessions made from bronze (hoe, bracelet, ring), wooden bracelet, glass bracelet, etc. What attracted the most are the hundreds of decorated pots (also plain pots), found along with two big jars which were piled orderly as a burial place. In addition, the other burial places were found in kinds of sarcophagus, along with the entombment without a place. Based on the paleonthropological research could be identified that Gilimanuk people were Autralomelanesid race by way of strong Mongoloid characteristics. The death was commonly caused by the influence of limestone environment

which inflicted in calcification disease, mandible and osteoporosis. It indicates the health of Gilimanuk people was adverse with mortality rate frequently around the age of 21-30 years old. Other than skeletons, it could be found the fauna which were lived herewith Gilimanuk fishermen i.e. pig, dog, poultry, bat, and so forth. Part of the excavations had been displayed at the Gilimanuk Prehistoric Museum. Other than Gilimanuk Prehistoric skeletons there were jars, pots, bronze-wares, sarcophaguses, etc. Completing the description of Gilimanuk Prehistoric people, the museum displayed a number of daily utensils’ replicas from the older ages, such as pebbles from Hunting Age and the early age of Simple Food-Gathering and the Advance’s, and from the Farming Age. Thus, Prehistoric Age Museum can be functioned in preserving the Balinese cultural as education means, study and recreation center and as the attraction for domestic and foreign tourists. (BTN)

Sakura young girls portray Balinese classical dance PERSISTENCE of Sakura young girls of Japan continuing to learn the arts of Bali engendered a sweet result. Due to their tenacity, they were able to master classical Balinese dance perfectly enough that generally had high levels of difficulty. As a result, it will be presented back to the public of arts in Bali—in their own fountainhead—in the arena of the 32nd Bali Arts Festival (BAF), Friday (Jul 9) night, at Wantilan Hall of Denpasar Art Center. A number of Sakura young girls under guidance of Wyarihita Dance Studio Japan led by Deni Inaba, will faithfully cheer up the audiences of BAF by portraying nine classical and creative dances. “This is our appearance for the fifth time in the event of Bali Arts Festival, as our presentation from Japan to jazz up the art extravaganza,” said Deni Inaba, last Wednesday (Jul 7). Deni Inaba, whose original name was Ni Wayan Deni, a dance artist from Bila Village, Buleleng, was indeed very concern with the preservation of Balinese art and culture in Japan (Deni married to a Japanese man named Takahisa Inaba). Although she already became Japanese citizen, her blood of arts kept on flowing to create art creation and preservation of Balinese dance in Japan. As a result, it was then established the Wyarihita Dance Studio in Japan. In this art studio, many young generation of Japan were trained to become Balinese dancers. Since her deep love to the arts of Bali, a number of Sakura young girls regularly made their presentation in BAF once in two years. “This will be done in order to further strengthen the relationship or enhance the friendship between the two nations,” said Deni accompanied by an artist I Nyoman Cerita and art observer from the Indonesia Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar, Kadek Suartaya. Performance of Wyarihita Art Studio, Japan, will make collaboration with Swarakanti Art Studio, Singapadu, Gianyar. The art studio led by Made Wiriadnyana will accompany the performances of Japanese young girls in staging Balinese dance. Of course, it will become a challenge of its own because their dances were usually accompanied by music of cassette tape, but now the gamelan music will be live. Hence, the readiness for the performance in this BAF had been carried out since a few months ago.

Rujak

(Vegetable & Fruits Salad with Palm Sugar Sauce) OVERVIEW: This popular snack, in intriguing mixture of sweet, sour and spicy hot flavors, is prepared at countless warung throughout Bali. INGREDIENTS: 1 small pineapple, peeled and sliced evenly 1 sour mango, peeled and sliced 1 pamelo or grapefruit, peeled and cut in segments 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced 3 water apples (jambu), quartered (optional) 1 medium sized star fruit, sliced ½ small papaya, peeled, cut in half, seeded and sliced in even segments 1 green apple, peeled and sliced 1-cup rujak sauce PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in salad bowl and mix well. Serve at room temperature. Helpful hint: although this is served as snack in Bali, you can serve it as part of Balinese meal or buffet. BASE RUJAK: 6 tbsp tamarind pulp 1-cup palm sugar syrup 1tsp dried shrimp paste, roasted 6 bird’s eye chilies, left whole ½ tsp salt ½ cup water PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in a heavy pan and bring slowly to the boil. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes. When cool, squeeze to extract all the juice from the tamarind and strain through a sieve. (www.baliguide.com/balifood)

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(Sticky Rice Cake In Brown Sugar Sauce) OVERVIEW: The uninteresting appearance of this dessert belies its delightful flavor and creamy texture. Bali Post/Subrata

Japanese woman posed before the rehearsal of their performance in the 32nd Bali’s Art Festival (BAF). A number of Sakura young girls under guidance of Wyarihita Dance Studio Japan led by Deni Inaba, will faithfully cheer up the audiences of BAF by portraying nine classical and creative dances. In the presentation at Wantilan Hall of Denpasar Art Center this Friday night, the Wyarihita Art Studio will portray Panyembrama Dance, Taruna Jaya Dance, Putri Angangsuh Dance, Oleg Tamulilingan Dance, Puspa Warna Dance, Bayan Nginte Dance, Panji Semirang Dance, Kupu-kupu Tarum Dance, Tedung Sari Dance, Latha Mahosadhi Dance. The Latha Mahosadhi dance is a new composition whose dance and music arrangement is directed by I Nyoman Cerita. The dance symbolizes the super efficacy of medicine for all creatures. Latha Mahosadhi itself means medicinal herbs having extraordinary efficacy. This dance is inspired by the story of Ramayana epic when Hanuman was commissioned by Jambavan and Vibisana to look for medicinal plants on the Himalayas to treat Rama, Lakshman and his monkey troops injured by magical arrow belonging to the king of Lanka, Ravana. Because Hanuman did not know the Latha Mahosadhi plant, he raised in part of the Himalayas peak. (08)

DUMPLINGS: 1 cup glutinous rice flour ½ cup tapioca flour ¾ cup water ¼ tsp salt Make dumplings first. Place rice and tapioca flour in deep mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Add water and salt, mix well and knead dough until it can be rolled and shaped. Dough should not be too dry. Roll small dumplings 1 cm (1/2 in) in diameter. Bring 4 liters (8 cups) of water to boil. Add dumplings, bring back to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set dumplings aside. SAUCE: 3 cups water 1 cup coconut milk 1/3 cup palm sugar syrup 1 pandan leaf Pinch of salt To make sauce, combine water, coconut milk, palm sugar, pandan leaf, and pinch of salt in small stockpot. Bring to boil. Add flour dumplings and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool and serve at room temperature. TO MAKE PALM SUGAR SYRUP: Combine 2 cups of chopped palm sugar with 1 cup of water and 2 pandan leaves. Bring to boil, simmer 10 minutes, strain and store in refrigerator. (www.baliguide.com/balifood)

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Sangeh Monkey Forest IBP

If you travel to Bali, surely you have to visit Sanget Monkey Forest if you want to take a close look at the small monkey with long tail. Sangeh is a small fertile monkey forest dwelling by the group of monkeys. It is located in Sangeh countryside, Badung Regency, north part of Denpasar town. It is one of tourist destinations in Bali which is strategically located beside of the road. The good road has been provided to reach this place and many tourists has come to this place to see the cute of monkeys. In the century 17 at Monarchic golden era of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Ketut Karangasem, the son of I Gusti Agung Made Agung, had built the temple in the middle of nutmeg forest and hereinafter it is called as Bukit Sari Temple (like small forest with mixture vegetation and broadness about 10,8 ha). The mythos of this Sangeh Forest is relevant to the happening of forest wood evacuation from Agung Mount in Karangasem to Mengwi in regency of Badung. But on the way of the evacuation, it seen or known by somebody so that it finally becomes the forest which is named

with Sangeh. This Nutmeg Forest is formally as a Tourism Garden Nature, which is also as a holy area of temple for worshiping to the god. It is executed from local people from Sangeh Countryside and its surrounding area. It is also become a secret function beside of tourist object as a commercial tourism business. According to the information of Natural and Animal Conservation Department (BKSDA), Sangeh Forest is consisted of 28 birch and also 22 clump types/bushes. In shares of extension area (3,169 ha) which is located in west part of this forest area, it has been cultivated by some plant types like Chico Kecik, Mahoney and guava. This part is then expected to be the food source for about 500 monkeys populating this forest. The monkey species living in Sangeh is Macaca fascicularis. The monkey lives in three different group which are located in east, middle, and west side. Sangeh is a tourist destination in Bali managed by the special organizer from local resident which is consisted of 21 organizers.

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BUSINESS IMF raises global growth forecast despite financial shocks Agence France-Presse

HONG KONG - The IMF raised Thursday its global growth forecast for this year despite renewed financial turbulence stemming from a European debt crisis that has sharply raised potential risks. The fund projected the world will grow by 4.6 percent, up from its 4.2 percent forecast in April, reflecting “stronger activity” during the first half of 2010 and expectations of fiscal action, especially in Europe. The higher forecast was due to “expectations of a modest but steady recovery in most advanced economies and strong growth in many emerging and developing economies,” the Washington-based International Monetary Fund said. It maintained its 2011 growth forecast at 4.3 percent in an update of its World Economic Outlook projections. The fund however warned that “downside risks have risen sharply amid renewed financial turbulence” sparked by a severe Greek budget crisis that threatened to spread across the eurozone.

“Looking forward, strong clouds have appeared on the horizon,” Olivier Blanchard, economic counsellor of the IMF, told a press conference in Hong Kong. A potential spill-over of sovereign risk to European banking sectors and fiscal policy challenges “give us reasons to be less optimistic than we were three months ago,” he said. In the near term, the main risk was an escalation of financial stress and contagion prompted by rising concerns at sovereign risk — the prospect of governments reneging on borrowing terms, the report said. This could lead to additional increases in funding costs and weaker bank balance sheets that induce tighter lending conditions, declining business and consumer confidence and abrupt changes in exchange rates, the IMF said.

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Pedestrians walk past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai on July 8, 2010. The IMF raised Thursday its global growth forecast for this year despite renewed financial turbulence stemming from a European debt crisis that has sharply raised potential risks.

The new economic forecasts hinged on implementation of policies to rebuild confidence and stability, particularly in the eurozone, the report said. The IMF called on advanced economies to focus on “credible fiscal consolidation” supported by accommodative monetary conditions and financial sector and other reforms to enhance growth and competitiveness. Emerging economies, on the other hand, were urged to implement structural reforms and, in some cases, greater exchange rate flexibility — an apparent echo of international calls for China to allow its yuan currency to trade more freely. Downside risks to growth in advanced economies could also “complicate macroeconomic management” in some of the larger, fastgrowing economies in emerging Asia and Latin America, which faced some “risk of overheating,” the IMF said. “Against this uncertain backdrop, the overarching policy challenge is to restore financial market confidence without choking the recovery,” it said. But Blanchard said the recent decrease of capital flows and repatriation of funds to emerging markets would only be short-term. In 2010, the United States, the world’s largest economy, was expected to grow by 3.3 percent, the eurozone by 1.0 percent and developing Asia by 9.2 percent. China and India were forecast to lead Asian growth with rates of 10.5 percent and 9.4 percent respectively. In Latin America, Brazil is expected to spearhead growth at 7.1 percent and Mexico at 4.5 percent.

US rules out Taiwan free trade deal Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON - The United States has ruled out a free trade agreement with Taiwan amid a dispute over beef imports, days after the island signed a sweeping accord with longtime adversary China. Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou has tried to sell the landmark accord with China to voters in part by arguing that the island will now be able to pursue free trade agreements with more countries, as Beijing would no longer object. “The United States has no plans to begin talks with Taiwan about an FTA at this time,” David Shear, the State Department pointman on China-Taiwan ties, said Wednesday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “Despite our excellent relations, I am disappointed by the lack of progress the United States and Taiwan have made on trade issues” in recent years, said Shear, a deputy assistant secretary of state. Negotiations between the United States and Taiwan on a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, often a precursor to a full-fledged FTA, have been dormant since 2007. Shear said such talks would be the best forum to discuss trade. With lawmakers from farm states leading the charge, the United States has been pressing for years for lucrative Asian markets such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to accept more US beef, causing friction with the close US partners. The countries imposed restrictions in late 2003 after mad cow disease was detected in an American herd. Some scientists believe humans can contract the brain-wasting illness by eating infected animals’ brains and spinal cords. Taiwan agreed with the United States in October to let in

more beef products but the island’s parliament reimposed restrictions three months later after a public outcry. Despite the disagreement, Shear said he hoped the beef issue would not “overshadow” other trade and he stood by US security commitments to Taiwan. The United States in January approved a 6.4 billion-dollar arms package for Taiwan, defying protests from China. “There’s no hesitancy on the US part to sell arms to Taiwan,” Shear said in response to a question. The last package included helicopters, Patriot missiles and mine-sweepers but not a top item on Taiwan’s wish-list — F-16 fighter-jets. Security experts say China has secured a growing edge over Taiwan as it invests heavily in its military. Lin Chong-Pin, a professor at Taiwan’s Tamkang University who formerly served in the defense ministry, said there was “tremendous frustration” on the island over weapons sales. China considers Taiwan, where the mainland’s defeated nationalists fled after losing the civil war in 1949, to be a province awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. But Ma has worked to improve relations since taking office in 2008, culminating in the sweeping June 29 Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with the mainland. Ma says the deal will boost the economy and help Taiwan enter the global mainstream, but his opponents fear it would chip away at the island’s self-rule and could in time turn it into a Chinese territory like Hong Kong or Macau. Obama recently pledged to move ahead on a free trade agreement with South Korea, but parts of his Democratic Party are unenthusiastic about free trade deals for fear of hurting low-paid US workers.

China buys record amount of Japan bonds in May Agence France-Presse TOKYO - China’s investment in Japanese government bonds in May was nearly triple the record annual amount it had invested in the bonds previously, the finance ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Finance said that Chinese investors had bought a net 735.2 billion yen (8.4 billion dollars) in Japanese government bonds (JGBs) in May, more

than the 541 billion yen purchased in the four months previously. The current full-year record was 253.8 billion yen in 2005. Most of the JGBs bought by China are thought to be used by the government to manage its foreign reserves. Most of the investments were in short-term bonds, the ministry said. The increase coincides with Europe’s fiscal crisis and indicates that China is putting more

of its ballooning foreign exchange reserves into relatively stable Japan government bonds (JGBs) as a result, say analysts. China has sought to diversify its vast investments away from the US dollar and Europe since the onset of the financial crisis. Japan’s risk of default is perceived to be much lower than debt-hit Greece or other eurozone countries, even though its gross

public debt is nearing 200 percent of GDP, the highest among developed countries. With around 95 percent held by domestic investors, Japanese bonds are seen as a relatively safe bet. As of the end of March, foreign investors owned 4.6 percent, or 31 trillion yen, of outstanding JGBs. China’s foreign exchange reserves have ballooned in recent years.

The reserve, already the world’s largest, grew 25.25 percent to a record 2.447 trillion dollars at the end of March from 1.9537 trillion dollars a year earlier, the People’s Bank of China said in April. One way Beijing has diversified its investments is through sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, which manages around 300 billion dollars and has been investing heavily in resources companies.


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Entertainment

Friday, July 9, 2010

Denzel Washington holing up at ”Safe House” Reuters

LOS ANGELES – Denzel Washington is in negotiations to star in the spy thriller “Safe House,” which Universal snapped up during a heated bidding war in February. Washington would play the lead role of a dangerous prisoner being escorted through menacing territory by a young CIA agent. Daniel Espinosa (“Snabba Cash”) is directing from a script by David Guggenheim. http://lh6.ggpht.com The storyline follows the only surviving agent of an attack on a CIA safe house as he tries to get a lethal prisoner to a second safe house before being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead. The project would put Washington on familiar action ground, if on the bad-guy side of the dynamic that won him an Oscar for “Training Day” in 2001. Washington won a Tony last month for August Wilson’s “Fences.” The play’s limited 13-week run ends this month, so the actor had been looking for his next film project. “Unstoppable,” which Washington filmed for director Tony Scott, is already in the can for a November release via Fox. The only other major project on the actor’s horizon is an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s “Matarese Circle,” in which he would star with Tom Cruise for director David Cronenberg. Buta that project is frozen in the financial troubles of MGM.

Ringo celebrates birthday with ‘Peace’ salute Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK – With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday in New York with a global “Peace and Love” moment. Starr led the salute Wednesday in Times Square to throngs of spectators looking to catch a glimpse of the legendary Beatle. He told the crowd that being in New York was a “magical moment in 1964, and it’s still a magical moment.” Earlier, Starr was honored at the Hard Rock Cafe with a cake and a chorus of “Happy Birthday.” He waited patiently for staff to bring a cake knife so he could cut his own cake, as is tradition in Liverpool. Starr wants people from every part of the globe to say “Peace and Love” at noon everyday by word, e-mail or any form of communication.

(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Former Beatles musician Ringo Starr celebrates his 70th birthday with a message of ‘Peace and Love’ at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in New York.

International

Grammys change rules following Lady Gaga snub Reuters

LOS ANGELES – The Grammys are doing their best to fix one of the most egregious snubs in recent years. The group behind the music industry’s top honors said on Wednesday it would change the eligibility rules for its coveted best new artist category so that a musician like Lady Gaga is not excluded again. Even though the chart-topping dance/pop singer was clearly the biggest new artist to emerge on the music scene last year, she was deemed ineligible for consideration because she had been nominated the year before in a different category. Now, the Recording Academy has decided that a previous nomination — but not a victory — will not stand in the way of a best new artist nomination. It’s a nod to an increasing trend where an artist releases a debut single long before the first album comes out, or otherwise debuts as the featured artist on someone else’s recording. In Lady Gaga’s case, she received a Grammy nomination in the dance category in 2008 for her debut single “Just Dance.” Her first album, “The Fame,” did not hit the U.S. album chart until later that year, after the eligibility period ended. (The dance Grammy went to Daft Punk.) She received five Grammy nominations last year, but her exclusion from the best new artist race allowed the Zac Brown Band to take home the statuette. The academy’s statement did not specifically refer to Lady Gaga. The best new artist category often raises eyebrows because of the loose definition of “new.” Shelby Lynne won the race in 2001 after winning some mainstream attention with her sixth album. The rules were later changed to exclude contenders who have recorded more than three albums. Some Grammy pundits also wonder about the application of “best,” pointing to the Grammys’ most infamous choice: the victory of Milli Vanilli in 1990. The

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award was later revoked after it emerged that the duo had lip-synched, a common practice these days. Recent winners, such as Arrested Development, Hootie and the Blowfish and Lauryn Hill, soon slipped into obscurity. The jury is still out on the last three winners: The Zac Brown Band, Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Don Johnson wins verdict in ‘Nash Bridges’ case Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES – A jury has awarded Don Johnson $23.2 million in profits from the TV series “Nash Bridges” and issued rulings that may mean even more money for the actor. The jury award came after a twoweek trial during which Johnson claimed he was owed millions in profits from the show, which aired for six seasons on CBS. Johnson attended the entire trial and personally thanked jurors after the verdict was read Wednesday. He sued three entertainment companies — Rysher Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment and Qualia Capital — in February 2009. “We’re disappointed in the verdict and we’ll appeal,” said Rysher’s attorney, Bart H. Williams. “We respect the jury’s decision and we think there are a lot of pretty significant appellate issues.” Qualia Capital had no immediate comment on the verdict. An attorney for 2929 Entertainment, which was founded by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, did not immediately return phone messages seeking comment. Rysher Entertainment contended during the trial that the show lost money overall and that was why Johnson hadn’t been paid. Much of the show was shot in San Francisco, which contributed to high costs, the company claimed. Jurors confirmed that Johnson’s contract for “Nash Bridges” included a provision that made him a 50 percent owner in the show’s copyright. That determination could mean more money for the 60-year-old actor in the coming years. “It was my idea, and I owned the rights in the first place,” Johnson said in a statement. “From the begin-

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2009 file photo, actor Don Johnson and his wife Kelley arrive for the Inaugural Gala for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

ning, I have asked only that Rysher honor our contract, and I am so pleased that the jury agreed with me.” The attorney who crafted Johnson’s agreement for “Nash Bridges” testified that the copyright ownership stake was a one-of-a-kind deal in Hollywood. Attorney Mark Holscher, who represented Johnson, said the case about more than just money for the actor, who rose to fame on the TV series “Miami Vice.” “Not just on a financial level, but on a personal level, it was vindication that he was getting credit for his ideas,” Holscher said.


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Iran offers modest new haircut guidelines for men Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian fashion organization has issued a new list of culturally appropriate haircuts for men, possibly indicating a new crackdown on male attire after years of strict rules for women, Iranian media reported. Although the Ministry of Culture has yet to officially adopt the styles presented by the Veil and Modesty Festival, the private organization said approval is pending. It would be the first such rules for men’s hair styles since 1979 Islamic Revolution. “We introduced the hairstyles to the Culture Ministry,” said Jaleh Khodayar, head of the group, telling Iranian newspapers Tuesday that it had been approved informally and an official statement would soon be made. Clothing and hair styles have become a highly visible political statement in Iran since the first stirrings of the reform movement in the late 1990s. Many young women have tested authorities by allowing more hair to spill out from under their head scarves and wearing shorter and tighter coverings. Some men, too, push boundaries with ear-

rings and long hair and ponytails. Even shaving habits can take on broader overtones. Beards or heavy facial stubble - worn by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other officials - are considered signs of religious piety and loyalty to the ruling clerics. But many men, including opposition activists, adopt a clean-shaven look. None of the models shown wearing the shorter styles wore religious beards, however, perhaps as a way of appealing to less pious Iranians. In posters presenting the new hairstyles, models’ locks were cut in fashionable short bobs, varying styles for different hair textures from curly to straight. The featured haircut weren’t entirely without a sense of whimsy, including a 50sstyle pompadour complete with sideburns for one as well as an almost circa-1990s Hugh Grant

floppy mop for another. The group says the styles will be modified for Iran’s provinces based on regional culture and the models will be displayed in barber shops for visibility. Hard-line groups have repeatedly launched drives to reimpose more conservative codes for women, but often gave only passing attention to men until now. The new hairstyles are aimed at confronting the “Western cultural invasion,” according to Khodayar, by promoting cuts based on the “law and culture” of the Iranian society. In this picture released by the semi-official Iranian Mehr News Agency, an official explains about haircuts for men culturally appropriated by the Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, in Tehran, Iran, on Monday, July 5, 2010.

Palaeontologist Simon Parfitt shows a newly discovered fossil of hyena droppings found in a United Kingdom river deposit, during a press conference to reveal the findings at the Royal Institution in London, Wednesday, July 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Early humans ventured farther north than thought Associated Press Writer

LONDON – Ancient man ventured into northern Europe far earlier than previously thought, settling on England’s east coast more than 800,000 years ago, scientists said. It had been assumed that humans — thought to have emerged from Africa around 1.75 million years ago — kept mostly to relatively warm tropical forests, steppes and Mediterranean areas as they spread across Eurasia. But the discovery of a collection of flint tools some 135 miles (220 kilometers) northeast of London shows that quite early on man braved colder climes. “What we found really undermines traditional views about how humans spread and reacted to climate change,” said Simon Parfitt, a University College London researcher. “It just shows how little we know about the movement out of Africa.” About 75 flint tools have been found at the site near Happisburgh, a seaside hamlet in Norfolk, Parfitt and colleagues report in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature. The researchers dated the artifacts to somewhere between 866,000 to 814,000 years ago or 970,000 to 936,000 years ago. That’s at least 100,000 years before the earliest known date for British settlement, in

nearby Pakefield. Exactly what kind of humans made these tools is unknown. “It is impossible to guess who those people were without fossil evidence,” said Eric Delson, an anthropologist at Lehman College of the City University of New York, who was not involved in the research. Mammoths and saber-toothed cats roamed the area at that time, and the River Thames flowed into the sea there — about 150 kilometers (90 miles) to the north of where its mouth is today. The climate was a little colder than now, at least during the winter. The Natural History Museum’s Chris Stringer, another of the paper’s authors, said living in such an environment would have been challenging. Thick forests meant a poor supply of edible plants and dispersed prey. In the winter, there would be less daylight for hunting and foraging. Then, of course, there was the cold. “For humans that have not long emerged from the tropic and the subtropics, that is something,” Stringer said. “There’s always been the view that that the cold was holding them back.” But the find suggests that it didn’t. So how did these humans adapt? The researchers said the mix of a tidal river, marshes and coastline at the site might have helped, providing seaweed, tubers, and shellfish when prey was scarce.

(AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Mohsen Rezaei/HO)

Diabetics eye obesity surgery to tame blood sugar LOS ANGELES – For nearly a decade, Cristina Iaboni tried to tame her diabetes the usual way, through daily shots of insulin and other medicine. Still, her blood sugar raged out of control. So Iaboni combed the Internet for another solution and found a doctor who is testing weight loss surgery on diabetics who, like herself, are merely overweight or a tad obese in an attempt to curb the chronic disease. Scientists in recent years have discovered that diabetes all but disappears in some obese patients soon after the operation. Many were able to achieve normal blood sugar and ditch their medications. But does the benefit extend to diabetics who are not quite as hefty? Performing surgery on the not-as-obese with the goal of reversing diabetes is provocative. Iaboni’s surgeon is one of a handful of doctors around the world stretching the rules to see if the weight loss operation helps. Iaboni had gastric bypass surgery last fall at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as part of a study. In gastric bypass or stomach stapling surgery, the stomach is reduced to a thumbsized pouch that holds less food. Now 50 pounds lighter, she has stopped taking diabetes medications. Her blood sugar is almost normal. “I didn’t care if I lost any weight. I just wanted the diabetes to go away,” said the 45-year-old Connecticut mother of two teenagers.

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Cristina Iaboni poses for a portrait in her home in Bethany, Conn., on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Iaboni, a diabetic, has found a doctor who is testing weight loss surgery on diabetics who are merely overweight or a tad obese in an attempt to curb the chronic disease.


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WORLD CUP 2010

Loew leaves future open after semi-final defeat Agence France Presse ERASMIA, South Africa – In the wake of his side’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Spain, Germany coach Joachim Loew remains tight-lipped on his future plans despite now being out of contract. The 50-year-old’s four-year deal with the German Football Federation (DFB) officially expired on June 30 and Loew has said nothing about his own future while his side has played some of the World Cup’s best football.”Any talk about the position will only be spoken about after the World Cup,” said Loew after his side lost 1-0 in Durban on Wednesday thanks to a AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL 74th-minute goal by Carles Puyol. Germany’s coach Joachim “This team will get stronger over the next two years, irrespective of Loew reacts during the 2010 World Cup semi final Germany which coach is in charge.” Despite losing several key play- vs Spain on July 7, 2010 at the ers before coming to South Africa, Moses Mabhida stadium in Loew’s young side has impressed Durban. with fast-flowing, attack-minded football and now face Uruguay in Saturday’s third-place play-off in Port Elizabeth. Attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil, 21, and Thomas Mueller, 20, will deservedly leave South Africa as household names, while Mueller is a favourite to win the tournament’s best young player award. Loew must now decide — if he has not already — whether he wants to lead Germany into Euro 2012, to be held in Poland and the Ukraine, with the first qualifier against Belgium in Brussels on September 3. Loew and his entire back-room staff will need to re-open negotiations with the DFB after talks broke down in February. Both Loew and Zwanziger have repeatedly said they are keen to continue working together, but the head coach has dropped no hints about his plans. Having succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann after the last World Cup hosted in Germany, Loew has built a deserved reputation as a master tactician — guiding them to the Euro 2008 final where they lost 1-0 to Spain — and has stood firm when dealing with rebellious players in the past. But there is speculation in the German media about Loew’s possible replacement, if he decides to walk away. A possible candidate for the head coach job has been tipped to be the DFB’s director of sport Matthias Sammer, who has been in the job since 2006. The former Dortmund and Stuttgart coach played in the team which won Euro ’96 and Zwanziger has hinted he would be a suitable candidate.

Spain beats Germany 1-0 in World Cup semifinal Associated Press Writer

DURBAN, South Africa – David Villa had his chances. So did Andres Iniesta. Even newcomer Pedro got off a couple of shots. On a team filled with offensive threats, it was a defender who finally put Spain in its first World Cup final. Good luck, Netherlands. Spain might be simply too loaded — and too good — to lose. “I am sure Spain will win the title,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said after Spain beat his team 1-0 in the World Cup semifinals Wednesday night. “They’re the best team.” Loew won’t get much argument. Not after the way the reigning European champions dismantled a team that had been rolling through South Africa, winning on Carles Puyol’s thunderous header off a corner kick late in the second half. Spain has been the best team in Europe — all the world, really — for much of the last four years. It’s lost all of two games since November 2006, one a shocker to Switzerland in the group-stage opener. It clinched its first major title in 44 years by beating Germany at the 2008 European Championship. By an identical 1-0 score, no less. But injuries to Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas had robbed the Spanish of some of their flair, so much so that some wondered if their time had passed. This ought to put those doubts to rest. “We can say Germany wasn’t as good as we thought they’d be today,” Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. “But that is due to the excellent performance of our team.” The score may have been 1-0, but don’t let that fool you. Spain dominated this game from the opening whistle. It pressured Ger-

World Cup: Ode to the perfect pass Associated Press Writer CAPE TOWN, South Africa – For the climax of the World Cup, it is all coming down to the art of the perfect pass. The Spanish proved in Wednesday’s semifinal against Germany that they are wizards at soccer’s fundamental skill. They wove passing webs so intricate that the Germans really didn’t have that much to do — except lose. They duly obliged, going down 1-0. The other semifinal winner, the Netherlands, also has a master of passing. Wesley Sneijder has been getting the ball from Point A to B with unerring accuracy all season for his club, Inter Milan. One example: his pass from the halfway line that landed at the feet of Samuel Eto’o in a Champions League match against Chelsea. Eto’o

collected gratefully, beat his marker, scored. Thanks, Wesley. Having won pretty much every trophy there is this season with Inter, Sneijder then packed his passing skills in a suitcase and brought them to South Africa. If you missed his perfectly flighted cross-field pass to Arjen Robben against Slovakia, then jump onto the Internet and treat yourself to the highlight reel. From deep on the opposite side of the field, Sneijder delivered the ball so perfectly into the path of the onrushing Robben that the winger didn’t have to break his stride. He collected it like a warm handshake, cut to his left and scored. Beautiful. Spain and the Netherlands’ shared mastery of passing is a big reason why both will play in Sunday’s World Cup final. They have tamed the Jabulani ball that seems so light and quick in the

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thin air at altitude in South Africa. With their passing skills, the finalists have fended off other, less intricate styles and philosophies of play. To give credit where it is due, Germany had also been one of the best passing sides of this World Cup before they fell to Spain. The Germans have been charging up the field with one, two, three swift passes, often topping the movement with a goal. That is how they dismantled Argentina and embarrassed the tired, jaded old men of England. They played in South Africa with the fearlessness and selfconfidence of youth. This was one of Germany’s youngest-ever World Cup squads. They clearly appreciated the World Cup ride, unlike France’s callow, sour-faced players who just looked like they wanted to go home and did so in disgrace.

many relentlessly, and had a 13-5 advantage in shots on goal. Finally, after coming oh, so close several times — including on back-to-back plays in the 57th minute — Xavi swung a corner kick right into the scrum in front of the goal in the 73rd. With fellow defender and Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique next to him and screening Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer ’s view, Puyol leaped and got his head on the ball. With one mighty swing that sent his trademark long curls flying, Puyol buried the ball into the net. As the Germans watched in dismay, the Spanish players gathered for a group hug at the edge of the box, bouncing up and down and rubbing each other’s heads. The Spanish fans, Queen Sofia included, let loose with a roar of jubilation that shook the Moses Mabhida Stadium. “We’ve shown that in the big moments we can grow even more,” Villa said. “We should have scored more goals, but one from Puyol has put us in the final.” When the final whistle sounded, the Spanish players on the field thrust their arms in the air while the substitutes raced out to join them. Two teammates grabbed Villa, who has scored all but two of Spain’s goals here, and carried him on their shoulders. In the stands, Spanish fans partied deep into the night, waving flags, banging on drums and singing chorus after chorus of “Ole! Ole! Ole!” Spain will play the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion. The Dutch, who beat Uruguay 3-2 on Tuesday night, have lost in their only two

trips to the final. The two teams have never met in the World Cup and their all-time series is dead even.”This is one of the greatest moments for Spain, for us to be in the final of the World Cup, it’s history,” said Villa, who remains tied with Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder for the tournament scoring lead at five goals apiece. “And we want to make more history in the final.” For Germany, it’s yet another disappointment. This was the three-time champions’ third straight trip to the World Cup semifinals. Yet just like in 2006, they’re headed for the third-place game. “Right now, I really don’t feel like playing for third place,” captain Philipp Lahm said. “The disappointment is very big. We had a lot as our goal and we didn’t succeed.” It certainly isn’t what the Germans envisioned after overhauling their team following that Euro 2008 loss. Loew brought in youngsters such as Mesut Oezil, Sami Khedira and goalscoring machine Thomas Mueller, who was suspended against Spain after picking up a second yellow card in the quarterfinals. The newcomers infused Germany with a speed and smoothness few other teams could match, and it rolled over old rivals England and Argentina by a combined score of 8-1. But there’s something about Spain that brings out the worst in the Germans. Those counterattacks that were so devastating against England and Argentina never materialized, and the midfield spacing that had been so impressive was almost nonexistent. “They were simply,” forward Miroslav Klose said, “the better team.”

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Spain’s defender Carles Puyol (2nd R) celebrates with Spain’s defender Gerard Pique (R), Spain’s striker David Villa (NR 7) AND Spain’s defender Sergio Ramos (NR 15) after scoring the opening goal during the 2010 World Cup semi-final football match Germany vs. Spain on July 7, 2010 at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.


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Petacchi wins Tour de France fourth stage Agence France Presse

REIMS, France – Italian Alessandro Petacchi rolled back the years for the second time on the Tour de France to claim his second stage win from a bunch sprint. Lampre rider Petacchi has not competed in the race since 2004, a year after claiming a hat-trick of sprint victories. But he showed that absence simply makes the heart grow fonder as he outsprinted a bunch of younger rivals, including misfiring Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish, with yet another late manoeuvre late on the race’s home straight. Swiss Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara retained the race leader’s yellow jersey after the 153km stage from Cambrai, during which the peloton caught a small breakaway only four kilometres from the finish. That left the way open for the sprinters’ teams to get organised, and although Cavendish’s HTCColumbia team were leading in

the final few hundred metres Petacchi surprised them all with a swift move to the left. He took a few men with him, including Australia’s Robbie McEwen and New Zealander Julian Dean, and held on unchallenged to the finish. Petacchi then hit back at claims by some media that, in what had been a fallow season, he is over the hill at 36 years old. “I’m not like a little old man, as some have said. This win is really important for me and for the team,” said Petacchi, who played down claims he only won Sunday’s opening stage because a crash took out many rivals.

“I’ve come here to win stages and I’ve shown twice that I’m not here to make up the numbers. “In the over 200 sprints I’ve done I’ve learned a thing or two. But today I have to say thanks to my team, they really anticipated things despite the fact they don’t have a lot of experience trying to set up sprints.” Dean was given carte blanche to go for the sprint because GarminTransitions’ main sprinter, Tyler Farrar, is trying to recover from a wrist fracture. And the Kiwi, who also picked up injuries in the many crashes which marred stage two, did justice to that decision by finishing second ahead of Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen. “I didn’t feel super but I’ve been around a long time, I know how to follow wheels and get myself in the right position and that’s what I did and ended up with second place,” said Dean.

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Italy’s Alessandro Petacchi celebrates on the finish line in Reims, eastern France. Petacchi rolled back the years for the second time on the Tour de France to claim his second stage win from a bunch sprint.

Tennis star Querrey crashes Celtics re-sign Ray Allen for out of Hall of Fame 2 years, $20 million Agence France Presse NEWPORT, Rhode Island– American top seed Sam Querrey was sent crashing out in the second round of the ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Wednesday. Querrey’s loss extended the number one seed’s run of never winning the title in the 34 years of the tournament. Querrey, ranked 19th entering the week, was beaten by Jamaican Dustin Brown 6-4, 6-3 in 47 minutes. Querrey has won three events this season. Brown hammered 14 aces en route to his first victory against a player ranked in the top 20. “I wasn’t expecting to break him. I knew I was serving well,” Brown said. “When I broke him, I just wanted to continue to serve well. Everything just struck together for me. It’s going to take a while to sink in.” The 25-year-old Brown relied on a quick pace and big serve to frustrate Querrey. He has rocketted up the rankings in the past year going from being in the 400s to number 108. Brown seized control by breaking Querrey to go up 3-2 in the fifth game of the second set, winning with a nifty drop shot from in close. Both players held serve and Brown led 4-3 at the changeover. He didn’t sit during the break, came back out and closed the eighth game with three

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American top seed Sam Querrey was sent crashing out in the second round of the ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by Jamaican Dustin Brown. consecutive aces. “Half the time I was walking over to the other side and the ball was in the air for him to serve,” Querrey said. The match ended when Querrey hit a forehand return into the net after Brown moved to match point with a backhand passing shot down the sideline. Querrey said he had a tough time figuring out Brown. “He’s a very unorthodox player,” Querrey said. “You don’t see that often. Kudos to him.”

Associated Press Writer BOSTON – The Boston Celtics’ new Big Three will stay together to try for a second NBA title. Ray Allen confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday night that he has agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract to return to Boston. With Kevin Garnett under contract, Paul Pierce on the verge of a new four-year deal and coach Doc Rivers also agreeing to return, the Celtics can keep together the core of the 2008 NBA champions for at least two more years. Allen’s agent, Lon Babby, told the AP that the second year is a player option. NBA teams are not allowed to sign free agents until Thursday. The deal was first reported by ESPN. Allen, who turns 35 this month, averaged 16.3 points last season as the Celtics reached the NBA finals for the second time in three years. After Boston lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games, Allen said, “It’s obvious I don’t want to be anywhere else.” Allen joined the Celtics in the summer of 2007, joining with Pierce to lure Garnett to Boston to form a new Big Three that won an NBA title in its first season together. The next year, with Garnett injured, the Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals. With the team struggling at the All-Star break this year, general manager Danny Ainge considered trading Allen and trying to make the team younger by rebuilding around point guard Rajon Rondo. Instead, Ainge kept the core together and it rewarded him by returning to the finals. Allen was inconsistent against the Lakers, hitting an NBA finals-record eight 3-pointers in Game 2, then going 0 for 16 from 3-point range over the next three games. But Rivers never wavered in his support, praising Allen’s defense and also the way he forces opponents to cover him wherever he is on the floor,

opening up space for his teammates. The Celtics said he was their top priority in the offseason. But shortly after the finals ended, Pierce opted out of the final year of his contract, and Rivers discussed taking a sabbatical so he could spend more time with his family. When they both decided to return — Pierce agreed last week to a four-year deal worth a reported $61 million — all that was left was for Allen to resign. In a 14-year career for Milwaukee, Seattle and Boston, Allen is second all-time in 3-pointers and fifth among active players with 20,965 points.

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FILE - In this June 6, 2010, file photo, Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen makes a 3-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles.


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Kubica to stay at Renault through 2012 Robert Kubica has extended his deal with Renault through to the end of 2012, the team has announced. The Pole joined Renault from BMW Sauber this season, and has spearheaded a resurgence that has seen Renault get ever closer to the title contenders, taking podium finishes in Australia and Monaco. Kubica had been linked to a Ferrari move before Felipe Massa was re-signed earlier this year, and rumours had also suggested a potential Mercedes deal, but he has now committed to Renault for a further two years. “It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team where I feel at home,” said Kubica. “What’s important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a good group of people, where everybody is pulling in the same direction. This is what we have tried to build from the beginning of my time with Renault. “I think we have already achieved a lot together, and I believe that with plenty of effort, time and the right approach, we can move even further forward. That is certainly our target, so we will keep working hard and pushing on every front, not just for the rest of this season but also for next year when there are more big rule changes on the way. I am really looking forward to the challenge.”

Team boss Eric Boullier said retaining Kubica was critical to its ambitions to return to title contention - especially as he had been at the centre of this year’s ‘silly season’ speculation. “We are delighted that Robert will remain with us for the next two seasons and I would like to thank him for the faith he has shown in this team,” said Boullier. “There have been many rumours surrounding his future in recent weeks, which were a tribute to how well he has driven this year, and we are very happy to have agreed a multi-year deal. “Our clear goal is to become title contenders over the next two years. To do so, we need a driver of Robert’s calibre: somebody who is fast, totally committed and doesn’t make mistakes. His performances during the first half of the 2010 season were flawless, and we hope to achieve great things together in the future.” Renault has yet to announce who will drive its second car, currently occupied by rookie Vitaly Petrov, in 2011.

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Ecclestone: No room for FOTA in F1 Bernie Ecclestone thinks there is no room in grand prix racing for the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) as a spat over sponsorship branding in the sport moved up a gear at the British Grand Prix. F1 teams had been warned ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix last month to be mindful of the display of sponsorship logos in the pits – with trackside advertiser Allsport making it clear that it owned such rights at circuits. The matter has now moved across to the back of the pits too – with sources telling AUTOSPORT that teams have been ordered to remove their tractor units from the Silverstone paddock because of the branding that they displayed. No truck tractor units have been left in the paddock, and teams were seen on Thursday trying to work out ways to make the front of their trailer units look better. The move to clamp down on team rights comes on the back of comments that Ecclestone has made to Gazzetta dello Sport – suggesting that he does not believe teams’ body FOTA has a place in F1. “It will never work because it is made by teams that fight against each other on the tracks,” Ecclestone told the Italian newspaper. “When the teams examine rules, everyone tries to get an advantage. The teams wanted to divide F1, but now they understand that it is good to give importance to the money that they get (from FOM). There is no space for FOTA... “ Ecclestone has previously denied any involvement in the row over sponsorship branding, claiming it was a matter between the teams and Allsport.

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