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Rubbish in Kuta Drastically Soared PAGE 8
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Water – The necessity of clean water made people willing to look in remote area and stand in line for hours. The picture shows a person carrying water in Dalung, Badung, on Sunday, October 18th 2009.
Water Need of a Hotel at BTDC Equals to that of 1,300 Families
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Consumption of water at Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) is too high. Just imagine, every day a hotel at this resort averagely uses 1,300 m3 of clean water for various needs. This number equals to the demand of water for 1,300 families. Water usage can drastically soar when the occupancy of hotel increases. Even, it can require 2,500-3,000 m3 per day.
Indonesia Condemns Israeli Policy in Jerusalem
Such number of clean water consumption is based on the description of Badung Municipal Waterworks (PDAM). Director of General Affairs of PDAM Badung, I Made Subarga Yasa, accompanied by KSPI, Komang Tapa Sila Laras, last Friday (Oct 16), said the provider of
clean water to South Kuta area and BTDC was PT Tirta Artha Buana Mulia located at Kedonganan. In this regard, PDAM Badung only served as supplier of raw water for PT Tirta Artha Buana Mulia where the latter then distributed it to hotels. Continued on page 6
Jakarta - The Indonesian government has condemned the Israeli policy to restrict Palestinians’ access to Muslim shrines in East Jerusalem. “Indonesia condemns the Israeli policy to impose restrictions on Palestinians in East Jerusalem. The policy violates the freedom of worship because it blatantly obstructs Palestinians’ access to holy sites, including Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani said at a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva recently. Continued on page 6
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Palestinian women sit on the rubble of their house after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on October 12, 2009. According to the Israeli B’Tselem human rights organisation, Israeli authorities have demolished some 420 houses in east Jerusalem since 2004, saying that they were built without permits.
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Bali News Alleged to Commit Corruption, Head of Bangli Health Services Discharged Bangli (Bali Post)— Alleged to be engaged in corruption case in the development of Bangli Hospital, the Head of Bangli Health Services, I Gusti Ngurah Rai, was finally discharged from his position. The regent appointed Regional Secretary of Bangli, I Wayan Suarka, to fill the position as provisional implementing official at the Bangli Health Services. The Decree of Bangli Regent No.88/145/2009 dated October 7, 2009 declared the discharge based on stipulation of article 24 Act No. 43/1999 regarding to revision of Act No.8/1974 containing the basic personnel administration of civil servant (PNS). It mentioned that any official under arrest of police authority due to allegation of having committed criminal act until obtaining verdict of court that has permanent legal power was imposed with interim discharge. If investigation by police authority has completed or based
on verdict of court such civil servant was proven innocent, so he would be rehabilitated since imposed with interim discharge. During the discharge, I Gusti Ngurah Rai remained to earn his right as civil servant except for his professional remuneration. In connection with the decree, Regional Secretary of Bangli, I Wayan Suarka, last Friday (Oct 16), admitted that his party has received the assignment from the Regent as implementing official of the Head of Bangli Health Services. By such decree, other than serving as regional secretary, his party would also perform various regular tasks at Health Services of Bangli. Confessed, his additional task denoted the policy of his leader. According to him, based on regulation concerning with the discharge and assignment, interim implementing official would be carried out temporarily. If the previous official had a verdict of court and he would be declared guilty, it would be responded by permanent replacement. (kmb17)
Lacking for Investor
Estuarial Dam Plan May Fail Semarapura (Bali Post)— Intention of Klungkung Government to establish an artificial dam or estuarial dam at the area of ex C-class mining seemed to lack for investors. Its proof, up this moment there is no any single investor showing his or her interest on such estuarial dam project of raw water supply for Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar, Tabanan and Klungkung (Sarbagita). As a result, it is difficult to realize the completion of estuarial dam. When asked about his confirmation, last Thursday (Oct 15), the Head of Klungkung Agency for Regional Development (Bappeda), AA Ngurah Agung, justified the devoid of investor being interested in the estuarial dam project. Though regional government of Klungkung offered
it repeatedly, even it has made socialization regarding to the areal released for such project. Its extent reached 80 hectares by estimating the budget required would be more than hundreds of billion rupiahs. Ngurah Agung also spoke briefly of Klungkung Government that has made cooperation with academicians in preparing a study and analysis on environmental impact related to such project plan. “In reality, up to this moment there is no single investor having commitment to work on the project,” he said. On that account, Klungkung Government asked the favor of National Planning Board (Bappenas) to look for investor. Ngurah Agung said that for the large amount of financing to realize the estuarial dam project, his party got confirmation from Japan Bank Corporate Association (kmb20) (JBCA).(kmb20)
Take Back My Rabies-Free Bali Denpasar (Bali Post)— Expanding infected areas of rabies cases in Bali since last year 2008 has raised apprehensiveness of many parties. Originating in the Badung Regency, the case then spread out to Tabanan Regency. Since the case came into view, it has killed some lives. Consequently, handling of the case should be maximal, socialization on the hazard of rabies needs intensifying and dog vaccination should be committed simultaneously throughout Bali. Thus, the company of Yudhistira Swarga Foundation described during its familiarization visit to Ketut Nadha Bali Press Building, last Friday (Oct 16). Managing Editor of Bali Post, Nyoman Wirata and Palgunadi received them. As a manifestation of concern toward the expansion of rabies case, the Yudhistira Swarga Foundation was moved to perform a devotional activity. It included providing the knowledge to wider community about animal well being, rabies disease and its impact as well as the preventive methods in a program entitled “Take Back My Rabies-Free Bali.” Such activity would take place for two days on Saturday and Sunday, the upcoming December 5-6, 2009 at eastern parking lot of Puputan Square, Renon. Through the activity is expected that community and children will have an understanding that dogs are friends for all and part of family that should be given proper attention, including to their health. Through this activity, the foundation would like to take local community to improve their awareness and take part actively in committing prevention in measures in order rabies case will not spread out more widely. It can be performed by providing good and proper care and maintenance to pets, especially dogs and pay attention to their health. “Cooperation of all components will accelerate the freedom of Bali from rabies,” stated the Head of Organizing Committee of the activity, I Wayan Mudiarta, accompanied by his Secretary, Luh Kadek Yana Qomariana. In the meantime, various activities would be organized in relation to the event entitled “Take Back My Rabies-Free Bali” such as fun walk with or without beloved pet dog, interactive dialogue, kids drawing competition, exhibition and bazaar, band festival, entertainment, talk show on nutrition and health of animal and so forth. Selective Wayan Mudiarta disagreed to the
handling of rabies case by eliminating dogs en masse. According to him, elimination should be performed selectively. The eliminated should be carried out to wild dogs having no owner who takes care of them. Similarly, such wild dogs must be killed in a more proper manner such as by injecting them, not hurting them.
To anticipate the extensive spread of rabies case in Bali, dog vaccination should be carried out simultaneously in all regencies or city, including intensive socialization on the hazard of rabies. Anti-rabies vaccine (VAR) stock needs providing. Never let the VAR stock run out while the case of dog-bitten patients increases. Thing worth understanding is that the source of rabies is dog. On that account, its source needs to get better attention and handling. “Before infected by rabies, the existing dogs should be vaccinated,” he said. Managing editor of Bali Post, Nyoman Wirata, appealed that other than educating community on rabies, handling of the case should be performed maximally. (08)
A healthy Balinese dog that had received vaccine, this can be seen from the collar on his neck. Thousands of dogs in Bali had been killed in order to prevent the spread of rabies. The disease had killed several people and now threaten the economic especially the tourism industry in Bali.
Symptoms of dogs infected by rabies: Its saliva drools as its jaw muscles paralyze Aggressive or fierce Extreme sensitive to light (photophobic) and to water (hydrophobic) Hiding under bed If thrown by stone or wooden log, the dog will bite it aggressively BP/Iwan Darmawan
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Fishing – The fishing maniac are trying to catch fish in Badung River which started to fill with garbage. The efforts done by the government in order to keep the river clean are useless because the people don’t aware of the importance cleanliness.
Had Sex with Cow, Human Copulated with Cow, Widiana Forbidden to Leave Home Bukti Village Shocked Singaraja (Bali Post)—
Singaraja (Bali Post)—
Again, a unique incident namely human had sex with a cow transpired in Buleleng. A resident of Bukti Village, Kubutambahan subdistrict, Made Widiana (33), was known to have sex with a female cow of his own. Ambience of Bukti Village got shocked so that local village administrators should organize a prompt customary meeting. Information gathered at location, last Thursday (Oct 15), disclosed that Widiana reported himself to apparatus of Bukti Customary Village. Such incident took place on Penampahan Galungan, Tuesday (Oct 13). It was first known by Ketut Gading, a resident of Bukti. Nevertheless, with a particular reason, Gading told nobody about the deed of Widiana. Ultimately, on last Thursday (Oct 15) coinciding with Umanis Galungan, Widiana himself reported the case to apparatus of local customary village. “I make this report because I feel guilty,” said Widiana at his home. Shyly Widiana told about the
origin of the embarrassing incident he encountered. At first, he wished to look for young coconut leaf for the making of oblation used for Galungan in front of his house. Having got some young coconut leaves, he fed his cows put in the cage at plantation area of some 100 meters from his house. Having fed his cow, the man with four children admitted to feel in confusion without an obvious reason. He then sat down and day dreamt near the cage of his cows. At that time, he saw a beautiful girl and pulled his hand into the cage. When arrived in the cage, his libido arose. At that time,
he copulated with his own cow that he saw as a beautiful girl. Widiana just realized to have copulated his cow after found by Ketut Gading, his neighbor. Widiana who is an indigent family, at these days, breeds three cows comprising two female and one male. A cow was obtained from the assistance of government and two others belong to other people. He looks them after in share-breeding system. He breeds the cows with his wife. Apparatus of Bukti Customary Village said that its party has not take any action on responding the deed carried out by one of its residents. To determine if the customary village would organize a Pecaruan (exorcise rite) or other rites, residents of Bukti Customary Village held a meeting on Thursday night. “After the meeting, we will know what to do because no clauses in our regulations mentioning about such bestiality,” he said.
Made Widiana (33), a resident of Bukti Village, Kubutambahan subdistrict, found to have copulated with a cow was finally forbidden to leave his home before the organization of pemarisudha or purificatory rite at the village. The decision was obtained from the meeting of Bukti Customary Village, Thursday (Oct 15) night. Head of Bukti Village, Gede Wardana, together with the Head of Bukti Customary Village, Gede Rumasta, last Friday (Oct 16) described the result of meeting attended by all apparatus and elder figures of Bukti Customary Village made a number of decisions regarding to copulation between human and cow at their village. One of those decisions was that Bukti Customary Village would organize a pemarisudha raga or selfpurificatory and pemarisudha bumi or territorial purificatory rite. Selfpurificatory rite should be performed by Widiana. Procession of the ritual consisted of sinking Widiana and the copulated cow into the sea. However, Widiana himself in the ritual would be
sunk symbolically, but the cow would be really sunk into the sea. Pemarisudha raga ritual will be resumed with pemarisudha bumi that would be performed by Bukti Customary Village for the sake of purification toward the territorial of customary village judged spiritually impure caused by the incident experienced by Made Widiana. These rituals would be financed by customary village. “Regarding to the organization of ritual, it has not determined yet and remained under discussion with local residents,” he said. Before the organization of self-purificatory and territorial purificatory rites, Rumasta said, Widiana should remain to stay at home and may not leave the house. In other words, Widiana was secluded. As reported, Widiana was found copulating with female cow of his own on Penampahan Galungan, Tuesday (Oct 13). Such incident was just known by local residents after Widiana reported his deed to apparatus of local customary village on last Thursday (Oct 15). The copulation was committed after Widiana saw a beautiful girl that in fact was his own cow. (kmb15)
A High Class Drug Dealer to Bring 1,100 Ecstasies THE SUSPECT Jamalludin (41) from Manggis Village, Blang Andam Madat, East Aceh, seemingly did not feel ashamed of running drug business, though he once experienced the bitterness of life within the Kerobokan Jailhouse. Having rendered a conditional release on last May 2009, he instead re-engaged in the same illegal business. Even, his current business is thoroughly crazy. It was revealed after investigator at Denpasar Metro Police interrogated the suspect after his capture. According to his confession, he brought ecstasy amounting to
1,100 pills. However, the rest that could be seized by police were only 405 pills. As he told, the rest have been distributed to nightclubs. Usually, the suspect distributed such satanic pills to cafés and discotheques existing in Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua and others. “Its total number reaches 1,100 pills,” explained one of the officers, last Friday (Oct 16). Meanwhile, Deputy Chief of Denpasar Metro Police, Mahasena, described the capturing case of the suspect Jamalludin, last Friday (Oct 16). His party has caught the sus-
pect along with evidences coming to 405 pills of ecstasy. Mahasena also acknowledged the suspect was once captured in the same case. At that time, the suspect was captured on July 2, 2005. From his hands, police could seize 95 pills of ecstasy and 11 grams of methamphetamine. The suspect was captured at his boarding house on Jalan Marlboro VI No. 2 B Denpasar. Finally, he was charged with 6-year imprisonment and freed on last May 2009. “It could happen because he got conditional release,” explained Mahasena. It was explained that such illegal
drugs were sold at around IDR 150,000 to IDR 200,000. His target markets were café, discotheque and other nightclubs. Payment of transaction was performed through bank transfer. “As consequence, we got many bank receipts from the hand of defendant,” he stated while saying that the case of Jamalludin remained to be developed. As reported previously, the defendant Jamalludin was one of the highclass drug dealers who could be captured by Unit Team of Narcotic of Denpasar Metro Police, last Tuesday (Oct 13) night. From the hand of de-
fendant, police could seize hundreds of ecstasy in various colors. More than that, police also secured other evidences like methamphetamine, bong and two ticket of bus. Capture toward the suspect from Manggis Blang Village, Andam Madat, Eastern Aceh, once shocked police officer. Following the frisking at boarding house of defendant on Jalan Bedugul No. 17 X, police officer could encounter evidence totally amounting to 375 pills. Such evidences were kept in a clipped plastic and hidden in some places, and one of them was under his pillow. (jay)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Egypt arrests 20 Islamists Agence France-Presse
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities detained Saturday 20 members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and most organised opposition group in the country, a security official and the group said. The 20 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including a candidate in the 2005 legislative elections, were arrested in the Nile delta city of Mansoura, said the security official on condition of anonymity. “They are accused of having held a political meeting at the home of one of them,” said the official. The men said the meeting was a sit-in to protest Israeli actions limit-
ing access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, a flashpoint site sacred to Muslims and Jews, the security official added. The Muslim Brotherhood confirmed the arrests on its website, saying police raided the homes of nine of those arrested while they were at the meeting. The group is officially banned, but Muslim Brotherhood members are left to operate openly by the authorities and even have a working office in central Cairo, although the group is subject to regular crackdowns. In 2005, the Muslim Brotherhood won 88 seats out of 454 in parliamentary elections marred by violence, having fielded candidates as “independents.”
Botswana leader’s party sails to victory Agence France-Presse
GABORONE - President Ian Khama’s ruling party on Saturday swept Botswana’s parliamentary polls to return its tough-talking leader to the helm of the world’s biggest diamond producer. After a poll proclaimed as peaceful, the country’s chief justice confirmed Khama had secured the next five years in office, after the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) cemented its four decade rule since independence in 1966. “I have the honour and priviledge to declare Ian Khama Botswana president as his party has garnered more than enough seats for him to be declared president of the republic of Botswana,” chief justice Julian Nganunu told state radio. With 45 of 57 seats announced, the main opposition Botswana National Front had only four seats, on a par with its offshoot, the Botswana Congress Party, with an independent taking one seat. The BDP had 36 seats. “We are the new government again,” BDP party election committee member Langston Motsete told AFP. The president’s inauguration is expected early next week. This is the first election win for Khama, 56, the son of Botswana’s
founding father and former military commander who took over when his predecessor retired in April 2008, and faced criticism for an authoritarian leadership style. The polls were the toughest yet for the ruling party, beset by bitter factionalism and mounting concerns over poverty and unemployment as the economy was struck by falling diamond revenues. However with little contest from a weak opposition, the BDP and its teetotaling, fitness fanatic leader were tipped to win from the start. Khama’s no-nonsense approach has made him popular abroad as he often breaks ranks with regional leaders’ timid approach to join a barrage of international criticism of democratic abuses by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. As chaos across the border overshadowed Botswana’s peaceful poll, Khama told AFP this week Harare’s fragile unity government was “limping along” and faced collapse, warning he would not recognise a Mugabe-only government. Africa’s flagship democracy Botswana is often hailed for its stability on an often volatile continent, in sharp contrast to neighbouring Zimbabwe where failed elections last year were accompanied by violence and economic crisis.
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Botswana President Ian Khama.
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Supporters of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra shout slogans during a protest at Government House in Bangkok on October 17, 2009. The protesters demanded the reinstatement of the 1997 constitution, which was scrapped after the Thaksin coup, and to “kick off a campaign for the impeachment of Abhisit”.
Thaksin addresses 17,000 Thai ‘Red Shirts’ at rally Agence France-Presse
BANGKOK - Thaksin Shinawatra said Saturday the Thai government feared his return as about 17,000 of his “Red Shirt” supporters seeking a royal pardon for the fugitive former premier rallied in Bangkok. The demonstrators gathered amid tight security and accused the government of delaying their petition for a pardon for Thaksin, ousted by a 2006 coup, who lives in self-imposed exile to avoid a two-year jail term for corruption. Police estimated that around 17,000 attended the rally in front of the government buildings in the city’s historic quarter, where a harsh internal security law was invoked and 2,000 police were deployed to prevent violence.
Thaksin thanked his supporters as he addressed the crowds for around ten minutes by phone, but told them “don’t expect anything from this government”. “You came here today to seek the progress of a royal pardon from a government that is afraid of my return,” he said. Although he did not mention his location, red shirts on stage said he was calling from Papua New Guinea. “We will fight peacefully. We have to be peaceful so that His Majesty will
recover soon,” Thaksin added. Thailand’s widely revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 81, has been in hospital for almost a month recovering from a lung infection and fever. Rumours that the monarch’s health had deteriorated earlier this week sent the Thai stock market tumbling because he is considered the only unifying figure in a politically fragile nation, though the bourse rebounded Friday. His youngest daughter Princess Chulabhorn also allayed concerns, saying at the Thai embassy in Germany late Friday that his condition is improving — the first public statement on the king’s health from a royal since he was admitted.
Suicide bomber kills 20 in attack on Iran Guards Agence France-Presse
TEHRAN - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a meeting of the elite Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing about 20 people including at least seven senior commanders, news agencies said. The attack took place in the city of Pisheen near the border with Pakistan in restive Sistan-Baluchestan province, which hosts a substantial Sunni population, news agencies said. The Guards accused Western powers of being behind the attack, the deadliest against them since a bombing in February 2007 in the Sistan-Baluchestan provincial capital Zahedan killed 13 people. Iran’s state broadcaster said Sunday’s blast occurred at around
8:00 am (0430 GMT) in front of a local gymnasium in Pisheen. Fars news agency said the bomber struck when Guard officers were preparing for a meeting with local leaders of Shiite and Sunni communities. Some local tribal heads were among the dead, media reports said. The official IRNA news agency said the suicide bomber “wearing an explosives vest blew himself up inside the meeting.” Fars said: “In this terrorist act, General Nur-Ali Shushtari, deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards ground forces, General Mohammad-Zadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards in SistanBaluchestan province, the Guards’ commander for the town of
Iranshahr and the commander of the Amir al-Momenin unit died.” Three other commanders from the adjacent province of Kerman were also killed, according to Fars. Parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani confirmed the officers’ death in an announcement to parliament which was broadcast on television. “The goal of the terrorists is to disturb the security of the SistanBaluchestan province,” he told parliament. “It shows they do not want to have economic progress in this region. But certainly the Guards will act with more force to establish security in the region.” The Guards said foreign powers were behind the attack.
International IMIGRATION Australian Consulate General Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Phone: +62 361 241118 Fax: +62 361 221195 (General) +62 361 241120 (Immigration)
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HOSPITAL Denpasar There are 4 major hospitals usually used by foreigners Denpasar General Hospital (RSUP Sanglah), Kasih Ibu Hospital, Rumah Sakit Wongaya and Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada.
HOSPITAL Bangli Bangli General Hospital Jl. Kesumayuda 27, Bangli Phone : +62 366 91521 Gianyar
Royal Danish & Norwegian Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 070 The Czech Republic Jalan Pengembak No. 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.286 465 France Consulate Agency Jalan Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.285 485 The Federal Republic of Germany Jalan Pantai Karang No 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.288 535 The Republic of Hungary Jalan By Pass No 219 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.287 701 Italian Consulate Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico Jalan Mohamad Yamin 1 A, Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.223 266 Honorary Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta 127, Bali Phone +62.361.761 506 Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Vallet 2 No 11. Jalan Patih Jelantik Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.769 286 USA Consulate Agency Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.222 426 Consulate General of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.227 628 Honorary Consulate of British Jalan Tirta Nadi No. 20 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.270 601 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jalan Patih Jelantik, Komplek Pertokoan Istana Galleria Phone +62.361.751 735 Honorary Consulate of Brazil Jalan Legian No. 186, Bali Phone +62.361.757 775 Honorary Consulate of Thailand Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.263 310 Embassy of India Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 42-44, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.241 978 Honorary Consulate of Sweden anf Finland Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.282 223 Honorary Consulate of Malaysia Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.752 520
RSUP Sanglah is the main provincial public hospital. Its facilities have improved since the emergency ward had been built in 1991. Difficult/critical cases would not become a problem anymore since it has complete equipments. It is located on Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah Denpasar with : Phone : 227 911 â€“ 15 Fax : 226 363 Kasih Ibu Hospital is a private hospital which caters for less serious cases such as diarrhea, intestinal disorders, anemia, asthma and minor accidents. Kasih Ibu is also equipped to care for pregnant women. This hospital is located on Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar. Phone : 223 036 Fax : 268 690. Rumah Sakit Wongaya (Public Hospital; Psychiatric Unit) Jl. Kartini, Denpasar. Phone : 222 142. Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada , (Private) Jl. Sudirman No 50, Denpasar Phone : 227 560, 234 824 In relating with health, Bali also has insurance and medical evacuation company, that is: AEA International - SOS Assistance Bali. PT Abhaya Eka Astiti, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 24X, Kuta 80361. Phone : 755 768 Fax : 755 768 One thing that should be noted by tourists here is that the Blood Bank in Bali normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh) Negative blood. Badung Bali Medical Clinics There are some medical clinics that are well known by foreigners in Bali. Some of them are western owned and operated : Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) provides excellent Primary Health Care & Emeregency Medical Services for tourists, traveler, and expatriate living in Bali. Emeregency Room, Ambulance, Clinic Services, Insurance & Medical Evacuations also available. Open 24 hours Phone : 761 2631. Located Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Bali 80361 - Indonesia. http://www.bimcbali.com International SOS Clinic Bali Opened in 1999, offers International SOS members and visitors to Bali comprehensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency medical service. Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361, Bali - Indonesia Phone : 720 100 Fax : 721 919 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ttp ://www.sos-bali.com Bali Nusa Dua Emergency Clinic Jl Pratama No. 81 Phone : 771 324 Kuta Clinic Jl. Raya Kuta Phone : 753 268 Dental Clinic Dr Indra Guizot, Jl. Patimura 19, Denpasar Phone : 222 445, 234 375 DDS. Ritjie Rihartinah, Jl Pratama No. 81 Nusa Dua Phone : 771 324 Retno W. Agung, Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.4A Br. Tamansari â€“ Sanur Phone : 288 501
Clinic Mas Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974573 Toyo Clinic Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 978078 Permata Bunda Clinic Jl. Patih Jelantik 50 X, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 942082 Ubud Clinic Jl Raya Ubud No.36 Campuhan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974911 Gianyar General Hospital Jl. Ciung Wanara 2, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 943049 Karangasem Karangasem General Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai, Karangasem Phone : +62 363 21001 Klungkung Klungkung General Hospital Jl. Flamboyan 40-4, Klungkung Phone : +62 366 21371 Negara Negara General Hospital Jl. Gelar, Negara Phone : +62 365 41006 Tabanan Laboratorium Clinic Jl. Gunung semeru No. 8, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 819260 Mengwi Clinic Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai 46, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 880550 Darma Kerti Hospital Jl. Teratai 16, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 812359 Tabanan General Hospital Jl. Pahlawan 14, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 811027 Singaraja Prodia Clinic Jl. RA Kartini 12, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 24-516 Singaraja Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai 30, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 22-573 Pet Clinics Kayumas: (0361) 226934 Sayang Binatang: (0361) 483121 Satwa Kertha Husada: (0361) 263018 Pantai Sindhu: (0361) 287518 Sidakarya: (0361) 724492 Pedungan: (0361) 720026
TAXIS Praja Taxi : (0361) 289090 Bali Taxi : (0361) 701111 Ngurah Rai Taxi : (0361) 724724 Pan Wirthi Taxi : (0361) 723366 Komotra Taxi : (0361) 758855
Monday, Oktober 19, 2009
Hundreds of thousands protest abortion reforms in Spain Agence France-Presse
MADRID - Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid Saturday to condemn plans by Spain’s socialist government to liberalise abortion laws in the overwhelmingly Catholic country. In warm autumnal sunshine, protesters staged an early evening march across the city behind a huge banner reading “Every Life Matters” to protest the plan, which would allow girls of 16 to undergo abortions without their parents’ consent. The crowd, which included many families and people of all ages, rallied in the central Plaza de Independencia, where pop music blared over loudspeakers and 300 white helium balloons were released. “The presence of each of you here today in this demonstration is a commitment to the fight for life,” Benigno Blanco, the head of the Forum for the Family, one of the chief organisers, told the crowd. “Those of you who govern us must listen to the voice from the streets,” he said. A spokesman for another of the organisers, HazteOir (Make Yourself Heard), said 1.5 million people attended the march and rally, while the Madrid regional government estimated the crowd at 1.2 million. Police sources quoted by Spanish media however put the figure at 250,000. Organisers said 600 buses and several planes were used to bring the supporters of 42 Spanish anti-abortion and Catholic associations to the capital for the protest, which is also backed by the conservative opposition Popular Party (PP) and the Roman Catholic Church. The protesters, who included former PP prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, carried red and white banners or flags saying “For Life, Women and Motherhood”, “Women Against Abortion” and “Madrid 2009, Capital of Life.” “This new law is a barbarity. In
this country, they protect animals more than human beings,” said Jose Carlos Felicidad, 67, a retired naval technician who came to the capital from the southern town of Algeciras with his wife and three grown-up children. “The government takes no notice of public opinion,” said Alberto, a 17year-old student who came to Madrid for the rally by bus from the northern city of Santander. “It must justify laws that are against human life.” Equality Minister Bibiana Aido, who was behind the reforms, voiced her “total respect” for the protesters but said “nobody has a monopoly on morality. “No woman can be penalised for taking such a difficult decision as that of abortion,” she said. The proposed abortion law, approved by the cabinet last month, would allow the procedure on demand for women of 16 and over up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and up to 22 weeks if there was a risk to the mother’s health or if the foetus was deformed. Women could also undergo the procedure after 22 weeks if the foetus had a serious or incurable illness. Spain decriminalised abortion in 1985, a decade after the death of rightwing dictator Francisco Franco, but only for certain cases: up to 12 weeks of pregnancy after a rape; up to 22 weeks in the case of malformation of the foetus; and at any point if the pregnancy represents a threat to the physical or mental health of the woman. The majority of abortions in Spain currently take place in private clinics and are justified on the grounds that the pregnancy posed a “psychological risk” for the health of the woman.
AFP PHOTO/ PEDRO ARMESTRE
A woman displays a plastic fetus as she takes part to a demonstration to protest against the government’s law about abortion on October 17, 2009 in Madrid. More than one million people took to the streets of Madrid today to condemn plans by the socialist government to liberalise the abortion laws in the overwhelmingly Catholic country. The proposed new legislation, which is based on laws in place in most other EU countries, is to be debated in parliament in November. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has passed a series of sweeping liberal social reforms since coming to power in 2004 that have angered the Roman Catholic Church, including measures to legalise gay marriage, allow for fasttrack divorces and give increased rights to transsexuals. An opinion poll published in Friday’s ABC newspaper said 42 percent of Spaniards believed there was no overwhelming popular support for the abortion reforms, compared to 38 percent who believed there was. A poll released earlier this month in the centrist Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia said a narrow majority of Spaniards opposed the reforms.
‘Balloon boy’ dad denies hoax in bizarre appearance Agence France-Presse
DENVER - The father of the boy at the center of Colorado’s runaway balloon drama denied it was a hoax on Saturday in a bizarre appearance before reporters camped outside his home. Richard Heene, whose six-yearold son Falcon was feared to have floated away in a home-made helium balloon on Thursday before being found alive at the home, had earlier Saturday told reporters he planned a “big announcement.”
But the eccentric amateur scientist instead emerged from his Fort Collins house carrying a cardboard box which he asked reporters to put written questions for his consideration. He brushed off shouted questions from journalists apart from one which asked him to confirm “once and for all” if the balloon drama had been a hoax. “Absolutely no hoax, I want your questions in a box and I’ll get right back to you, okay?” Heene said
before returning inside his house. Local police said Friday they are convinced the Heene family were telling the truth but said they would seek to reinterview them later Saturday to clear up lingering suspicions about the incident. Skepticism about the saga was fueled late Thursday when Falcon Heene said during a CNN interview that he had not come out of his hiding place during the drama because “you guys said that we did this for the show.”
Water From page 1 According to Subarga Yasa, the greatest consumption of clean water in South Kuta was dominated by Nusa Dua tourism, chiefly at BTDC area. Other subscribers were households. Capacity of raw water supply from PDAM Badung for PT Tirta Artha Buana Mulia amounted to 270 liter. This number equals to consumption of10, 000 domestic subscribers. Meanwhile, total number of water flowed from the company to South Kuta area reached 620 liter per second. As consequent, the supply of 270 liter per second was judged to have been irrelevant. Moreover, today there are many subscriber aspirants put on waiting list status at BTDC. On that account, PDAM Badung would increase its debit into 500 liter per second. “We take this measure because the current supply has not been maximal. Actually, Nusa Dua area has lacked
for water for so long,” he said. Regarding to clean water, Tapa Sila admitted that the need of hotel actually came to high enough. On average, a hotel room spent 1 m3 of clean water. This number equaled to consumption of a household. It excluded the need of swimming pool facility. Smaller community
Instead, different matter occurs at Pelaga and Kiadan area that are belonging to the area of water absorption. Community at these two areas even finds difficulty to get supply of clean water. Director of PDAM Badung, I Nyoman Sukanada, met not long ago said that his party has not supplied clean water to these two areas. The reason was that distribution of water for these areas was self-managed by local community under financed from Badung Regional Budget (APBD). Moreover, potential of these areas has not been maximally taken advantage. “PDAM Badung is ready to serve if Badung Government delivers the management to us,” he asserted. (ded)
Indonesia From page 1 In a statement issued to ANTARA on Friday, Ambassador Djani at the meeting also expressed Indonesia’s deep concern about Israel’s excavation to build a tunnel near Al Aqsa Mosque, urging Israel to put an immediate halt to the project and respect the international law and UN resolutions concerned. The meeting focused on the situ-
ation of human rights in Palestine and East Jerusalem, a report by the factfinding mission in the Gaza Strip known as Goldstone Report and a periodic report of the UN Commission on Human Rights on Israel’s violation of human rights during its military strikes from December 2008 to January 2009. Djani attached significance to the Goldstone Report in what she described as more credible and comprehensive.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Indonesia to operate terrorist surveillance aircraft Antara
TANGERANG - The Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) will operate an un-manned mini-plane called “Puna” in 2010 to support national defense and terrorist surveillance, minister Kusmayanto said. The minister of research and technology said BPPT has conducted a research and successfully developed the surveillance aircraft.
He said the aircraft would later be used by the military and the police to infiltrate in conflict-prone areas.
“Puna will also conduct surveillance against terrorists hiding in a location which is difficult to reach,” he said. The aircraft equipped with a mini-camera would take pictures of activities in the field and report them to the agencies concerned as evidence. He said the aircraft was now still in finishing touches and would be
President-Elect Yudhoyono calls prospective ministers Antara
JAKARTA - President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has begun calling the prospective ministers to his residence in Puri Cikeas Indah, Bogor, West Java on Saturday. Yuhoyono who won the recent presidential poll for the 2009-2014 periods made the call after ringing up the candidates who were considered worthy to fill the position of the 2nd United Indonesia Cabinet ministers. On Saturday morning, the prospective ministers were expected to undergo such a test of feasibility through direct interviews conducted by Yudhoyono, along with vice president-elect, Boediono. At the end of the interview, the candidates will be presented with integrity pacts and political contracts to be signed which contains the targets they need to accomplish for five years in office and code of ethics which they must obey.
After the feasibility test, the candidates will undergo tests of health at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital on October 18-19, 2009. Prior to the call of the prospective ministers’ beginning at 10:00 am local time, tight security measure was implemented around the Cikeas. In the segment of the Cibubur highway to Cileungsi area, dozens of police were on guard, while all luggages of visitors who entered the Puri Cikeas Indah housing were checked. In the final seconds of the call, applications for ministerial positions addressed directly to Yudhoyono were still coming. At the Cikeas checkpoints, a few large brown envelopes addressed directly to the president-elect were still lying. In the meantime, presidential spokesman Andi Mallarangeng said here, Saturday that the number of prospective ministers who undergo the interview on Saturday is half the number of seats available in as many as 34 cabinet positions.
ready for operation in 2010. “We wish to show that the Indonesian-made Puna could be used to support national security and that the country need not always buy them from other countries,” he asid. The director of BPPT, Joko Purwono, said Puna is an autonomous plane, equipped with a surveillance camera and not driven by remote control.
He said Puna’s body is four meters long while its wings are seven meters long. “Puna will later be produced by PT Dirgantara Indonesia,” he said. He said BPPT was now also developing other mini aircraft such as “Sriti” weighing only 10 kilograms and sirveillance “Alap-Alap” weighing 25 kilograms for monitoring Indonesia’s territorial sea.
Strong quake rocks Indonesia Agence France-Presse
CILEGON - A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Java island on Friday, shaking office buildings in Jakarta and sparking panic closer to the epicentre, officials said. The quake struck off the coast near Ujung Kulon, about 260 kilometres (162 miles) west of the capital Jakarta, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Indonesian officials said. The US Geological Survey said the quake was of 6.5-magnitude and only 187 kilometres west-southwest of Jakarta, at a depth of 55.6 kilometres in the Sunda Strait. Office towers in Jakarta bounced and swayed for about two minutes and people were seen moving calmly into the streets as a precaution. In Cilegon on the west Java coast, residents said the earth shook powerfully and some people ran from their homes, but there was no evi-
dence of major damage. “There was strong shaking for less than a minute. There was a lot of panic,” said 38-year-old teacher Warca Dinata, who lives in a coastal village near Ujung Kulon. “We all ran out of our homes but now everything is OK.” Geophysics Agency technical chief Suharjono told AFP the quake was the result of movement in the same plate that triggered a 7.6-magnitude quake on September 30, killing more than 1,000 people on Sumatra Island. But he said it was impossible to say whether the two events were related. “We’re not sure if the recent quake in West Sumatra and the current one are related. But the epicentres are in the same block... due to a clash between the Indo-Australian and EuroAsian plates,” he said. Indonesia lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, an area of high seismic activity that produces hundreds of earthquakes a year.
Sri Lanka boat migrants looking for help A GROUP of more than 250 Sri Lankan asylum seekers whose boat was stopped in Indonesian waters en route to Australia was holding a two-day hunger strike. But according to officials they already ended their two-day hunger strike on Saturday.
THE group — among which it was the 150 men who were on hunger strike — had accepted food late afternoon after a meeting with Indonesian officials, local immigration chief Harry Purwanto told AFP. “They have started to eat and drink. Alex said the group apologized for launching the hunger strike. He said it was a wrong move,” he said, referring to the group’s unofficial spokesman. “Alex also said the hunger strike was not a protest against Indonesia but an appeal to the international community to find a solution for them,” he added. Indonesian authorities were trying to negotiate with the migrants, who were intercepted in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java islands on October 11 as they headed to Australia in a wooden cargo boat. Purwanto said two shelters around the port have been readied for the 255 men, women and children “but the migrants wouldn’t move there (from their boat) until
they meet someone from UNHCR”, referring to the UN refugee agency. That will be on Wednesday, the official said. “Today we’ll stop the hunger strike but we’ll continue to stay on the boat,” Alex told reporters. Earlier, Alex told AFP they were ending the hunger strike because “there were 100,000 deaths of Tamils due to the civil war in Sri Lanka and we want to prevent further deaths”. The estimated 150 men had refused food since Thursday and at least two had been taken to hospital apparently suffering dehydration, officials said. The stand-off has fuelled Australia’s debate about illegal immigration, with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd under mounting pressure from the conservative opposition to stiffen border security. Alex has told reporters the asylum seekers are in danger in Sri Lanka in the wake of the government’s defeat of Tamil Tiger
AFP PHOTO / KRIS ARIA
Sri Lankan asylum-seeking children hold up drawings they made on their boat docked in Serang, Indonesia, on October 17, 2009. A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers whose boat was stopped in Indonesia en route to Australia will end a two-day hunger strike soon their spokesman said on October 17.
rebels, although he denies they are rebel separatists. The situation has also high-
lighted Indonesia’s failure to crack down on people-smuggling networks that use the country’s permissive le-
gal environment to profit from the desperation of some migrants. (Agence France-Presse)
Monday, Oktober 19, 2009
Bali Today Rubbish in Kuta Drastically Soared Bali Post
DENPASAR - Volume of rubbish pile in Badung Regency, notably in Kuta area on Galungan holiday drastically soared up to doubled. This condition was caused by ritual activities taking place before and after Galungan. To anticipate such soaring pile of rubbish in Kuta, the Badung Office of Sanitary and Landscaping Services (DKP) prepared two units of roving rubbish truck. Head of DKP Office Wayan Suteja, in Denpasar, Friday (Oct 16), said that the volume of rubbish in Kuta averagely reached 700 m3 per day. In Badung, the total volume of daily rubbish reached 1,131 m3. He said that Kuta indeed became the greatest contributor of rubbish in Badung Regency. Due to doubling volume of rubbish in Kuta, Suteja revealed that starting from two days before until two days after Galungan, his party exceptionally added two units of roving rubbish truck for Kuta only excluding other 30 units standing by in Kuta. “The other 10 units are alerted in Mengwi,” he said. In the meantime, for sanitary attendants, Suteja admitted that they found no difficulties. According to him, the total number of 968 in DKP Office was proportional enough, namely 60 percent of them were Hindu and the remaining was of other religions. “Therefore, it is easy for shift system implemented on religious holidays,” Suteja said while adding that his party also coordinated 310 sanitary attendants of village level. (ded)
A Balinese family using motorcycle passed the rubbish dump. Volume of rubbish pile in Badung Regency, notably in Kuta area on Galungan holiday drastically soared up to doubled.
Minister of Public Works to Reject Winasa’s Proposal To Build DenpasarGilimanuk Toll Road
NEGARA - In the midst of visit of Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto, last Monday (Oct 12) to Jemberana, Jemberana Regent Gde Winasa once proposed to make toll road on Denpasar-Gilimanuk route. Even though it was uttered apparently, but the proposal was once expressed. It was underlain by the covering distance of Denpasar to Gilimanuk was relatively long. Whereas, according to Winasa the distance was very near. Since it was the only one road and crowded it made the time taken relatively long. Having inaugurated Benel Dam, Djoko said to overcome that matter it did not necessarily build a toll road. There was other solution to resolve the traffic jam
at lower cost. It may be in the form of Electrical Train or by widening the existing road. According to him, the considerations of toll road, among others, were the passing vehicles should pay and traffic density passing through the road should reach 40-50 thousands per day. On that account, it needed a comprehensive study. Other than 40 percent of the number of vehicles, other 40 percent also passed through other roads. Djoko stated that it needed thinking together if would like to make toll road connecting Denpasar to Negara. “We should ponder it together. Toll road is only one of the alternatives and there are some other cheaper alternatives,” asserted Djoko. (sur)
Maintain the Sense of Holiday
Bazaar of Festivity must be Free from Gambling and Spirits Moment of Galungan and Kuningan festivity is widely taken advantage by young generation—sekaa taruna—or particular groups to organize bazaar. The activity denotes one of the endeavors to raise fund in supporting the existing working program. However, in its implementation, bazaar is often filled with gambling and spirits. Seeing such phenomena, what should be carried out by public figures or police officers? INVITATIONS of Galungan bazaar are widely distributed. “It is a commonplace in Tabanan. Probably, the same case also occurred at other region,” said the Head of PDIP Fraction of Tabanan House, I Made Dirga. Unsurprisingly, every days before Galungan and Kuningan, the Office of Tabanan House were thronged by bazaar invitations. It was admitted, he and other member
of the House should take more money to pay coupons from tens of Sekaa Taruna or youth clubs or other institutions taking advantage the moment of Galungan to raise fund. “Its amount can reach tens of million rupiahs,” he said. As long as bazaar was harnessed for positive activities, he added, would give positive impact for the community. On that account, his colleagues (member of the House— ed) supported the Galungan bazaar. If it deviated, the House would also remind including police officer would put them into order. On responding the Galungan bazaar, Chie of Gianyar Resort Police, Nyoman Astawa, added that bazaar organized by a group of people at particular area was legal. In this matter, the organizer and visitors of bazaar were appealed to maintain persistently the sense of Galungan festivity so that the ambience of bazaar remained conducive. By all accounts, bazaar activity accompanied with drinking was vulnerable to criminal act. “Therefore, all parties are expected to abstain from any activities that could stain the
implementation of Galungan and Kuningan festivity,” he added. In details, Chief of Resort Police did not know where Galungan bazaar was undertaken. Pursuant to regulation, the organization of bazaar should submit a permit from police department. “Concerning with security affairs in relation to that activity, Chief of Sector Police has been instructed to anticipate. We have reminded that bazaar should be free from spirits and gambling,” he explained. Pecalang Security does not only become responsibility of police department, customary villages had also prepared pecalang (customary security taskforce) to anticipate the disturbance of security and orderliness. One of the heads of village apparatus of Demayu Village, Ketut Sibir, revealed that during bazaar activity performed by Semana Hamlet, all village components were engaged to oversee it. Meanwhile, Buleleng almost had no Galungan bazaar. Conversely, residents thronged
local cafés. “Bazaar is very rare in Buleleng. But, a number of cafés in northern Bali even faced ‘high season’ of visitors during Galungan,” said a youth. According to him, the cafés have spread out throughout villages and they even prepared stock of beer in a large number to be sold on Galungan. Deputy Regent of Buleleng, Arga Pynatih, said that for supervision of cafés and other amusement sites, his party has assigned justiciary team to handle. Should there be any criminal action at those locations; police officer would certainly take firm action. In Klungkung, Galungan bazaar has been very rare. “Experience of Galungan bazaar few years ago, it often triggered riots and gambling,” said a member of youth club from Dawan, Kadek Yoga. At his hamlet, bazaar was carried out regularly, however it was not held on this Galungan. Tojan Village usually organized the same bazaar, but now it did not. The visible marked change was the minimal number of bazaar coupon distributed among the officials of Klungkung. When bazaar was widely organized, they would become the first target of the organizing committee. (BP team)
Monday, Oktober 19, 2009
Joop Ave: Bali must conserve the environment Antara
NUSA DUA – Joop Ave, the former Indonesian Tourism, Posts, and Telecommunication Minister, said that in order to tourism to last in Bali, the people must conserve the environment. “In addition to preserving the culture, the beautiful nature of Bali is also one of the tourism attractions,” he added. Joop Ave took part in the opening of Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) 2009 in Nusa Dua on Saturday, October 17th 2009. Joop Ave said “I hope that the people of Bali to conserve the nature including the sea ecosystem in order to develop tourism.” NDF which themed “Green Tourism” and sub theme “Conserving the Sea and Coastal area”, is the form of the commitment of the people in Bali to make the island as the main tourism destination in the world. “The event made us concern about the sea ecosystem because Bali has beautiful sea view. The exotic coral reefs attract tourists to visit the island. Many of them dive and
snorkel on the sea of Bali,” he said The sea biota also could help in reducing the pollution because the sea creatures could gasp the dangerous gases. The opening ceremony of NDf 2009 was also attended by government officers and marked by plating artificial coral reefs. While the head of Bali Tourism Development Corporation
(BTDC), I Made Mandra, said that various activities will be done during the NDF 2009 which will be carried out for five days. Competitions, exhibitions, and many stands were opened in order to promote the products of Indonesia to the tourists. “We would like to promote Bali with all of its uniqueness and facilities,” he said.
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A vendor is assisting tourists who shop in her stall at Ubud Art market. Joop Ave, the former Indonesian Tourism, Posts, and Telecommunication Minister, said that in order to tourism to last in Bali, the people must conserve the environment.
Fried Chicken a la Padang Bali is a favorite tourist destination and a rendezvous for both tourists and food specialties across the archipelago and also internationally. They are specially presented to cater to the needs of visitors. Guests that spend their holiday will feel at home and have a wide range of choice as much as the ingredients of the spices themselves. One of the Indonesian specialties highlighted in this edition is Padangese fried chicken with rich and spicy curried meat, sambal and vegetable served with rice. Padang is athe capital of West Sumatera province located on the western part of this vast archipelago. This food provides something like ‘all-in-one’ spice where many kinds of cooking can be served with this spice, like fried chicken, fried fish, freshwater catfish and so forth. Its ordinary vegetable is green cassava’s leaf. Padangese food is widely available throughout Denpasar and other tourist destinations. It usually opens until late night or even round the clock. (BTN/029)
Kintamanian Orange Cool destinations in Bali like Kintamani close to Mount Batur, in fact, does not only offer alluring panorama to see but also retains legendary sweet orange to taste. People or vendor usually labels it Kintamanian orange. As soon as hearing its name, people will straightforwardly associate it with famous destination mentioned above. Skin that covers its sweet flesh inside is a bit thicker than other similar oranges. When it turns ripe, its skin color may not be entirely orange. Sometimes, light green with slightly orange or yellow is enough to mark off with its maturity. In its season, this orange is widely available all over this island, both at traditional and supermarket. (BTN/029)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Gunung Kawi is a Hindu Temple complex with old omission from the stone era located in Gianyar regency. Based on the inscription of Tengkulak A on 945 saka (Balinese calendar) which is released by Marakata King, the ancient omission complex is located at the Pekerisan River then it is called Katyangan Amarawati. Pekerisan River is also named by Jalu which is according to the inscription chiseled on the above of the biggest temple door sound ‘Haji Lumahing Jalu’. The name of Gunung Kawi is the name given on the omission which is related to the complex of temples because the temple on this area is like the symbol from the mount. There are 3 temples which so called the name as Gunung Kawi in Bali those are Gunung Kawi in Sebatu countryside, Gunung Kawi Temple in Keliki countryside and Gunung Kawi Temple in Babitra countryside. The ancient omission complex of Gunung Kawi is founded on 10 century. It is founded in the era of Udayana about 989 M. At the period of
Marakata governance on 1023, the omission which is called Katyagan Amarawati is developed and continued by the governance of Anak Wungsu which is guess lead between the years of 1049 - 1077 M. The ancient omission complex It is consisted of 2 types: 1. Temple Complex.
Temple complex is consisted of 2 consecutions. The consecution in eastside Pekerisan River is consisted of 5 units and the consecution at west side of river is 5 units, in the north is 4 units and 1 unit is located far in south side separate from the others. On the above of the temple consecution in particular to the Eastside River, there is an article of Kediri word type sounding ‘Haji Lumahing Jalu’. Haji means a king, the Lumah means a temple or Sidha Dewata means to return to the nature of deity and Ing Jalu means in Pekerisan. The Jalu mean the Keris literal. The entire words mean that king is made in temple form at Pekerisan.Gunung
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Kawi, Hindu Temple Complex, Tourist Destinations in Bali From this article is assumed that this temple is dedicated to Udayana King which is also called Marakata and Anak Wungsu. The temple which is located in the west side of river related to all king concubines. The temples are located far in the south side is attributed to prime minister because in these temple areas existing an article Rakyan which is namely perform for high functionary of empire. 2. Buddhist Temple Complex
Buddhist Temple Complex is used as a residence and as place for meditation. It is consisted of some nooks and it is located in the cross east of Pakerisan River. Other nooks are located spread out and near the temple bunch. Gunung Kawi is a famous tourist destination in Bali with its ancient omission so that this place is the right to visit during your vacation in the island. (www.balistarisland.com)
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BUSINESS Asian leaders to discuss economic ties, disasters Agence France-Presse
BANGKOK - Closer economic ties and ways of coping better with devastating natural disasters in the region will be on the agenda as Asian leaders gather in Thailand this week, analysts and diplomats said. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meets Friday in the resort town of Hua Hin for its annual summit, followed by talks with the leaders of China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, India and New Zealand. Thailand is mobilising an 18,000strong security force and invoking a harsh internal security act to prevent protests disrupting the meetings, which have been cancelled twice before owing to anti-government demonstrations. Diplomats said when talks get underway, ASEAN leaders are likely to discuss measures to further integrate their economies by bringing down trade and financial barriers and making it easier for professionals, business executives and skilled labour to work across the region. “The leaders are aware that to have a stronger economic clout on the world stage,
the region must first be integrated,” a senior Southeast Asian diplomat told AFP. “The global financial crisis has seen the erosion of the influence wielded by the United States and other Western powers. But Asia itself cannot assert its influence if it remains a fragmented region.” Integrating and strengthening the regional economy “is the major issue facing all of the countries,” said Bridget Welsh, a political science professor at the Singapore Management University and an expert on Southeast Asia. S. Pushpanathan, ASEAN’s deputy secretary general in charge of economic affairs, said each member will present a “scorecard” on how it has lived up to its commitments toward market-opening reforms. The establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 has been a key goal for the region, a market of 550 million
people. The Asian leaders are also expected to hold further talks on the idea of a huge free trade zone that will cover ASEAN’s 10 members — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam — as well as China, Japan and South Korea. A proposal to include Australia, India and New Zealand in an even bigger economic area could also be discussed, diplomats said. Environmental issues ahead of a crucial meeting on climate change in Copenhagen in December and humanitarian cooperation following a spate of deadly disasters in the region are also expected to be high on the agenda. Hundreds of people were killed and millions affected when Typhoon Ketsana tore through the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos this month, triggering massive flooding. The official death toll in a 7.6 magnitudequake that struck Indonesia’s Sumatra has reached more than 1,000 but many more are feared dead after villages were turned into mass graves. ASEAN will also launch a body to promote human rights, a first for a region which includes authoritarian regimes such as Myanmar. Activists are pushing ASEAN take a stron-
ger stance on alleged human rights abuses in military-ruled Myanmar, and will be holding an ASEAN Peoples’ Forum to coincide with the weekend summit. “We firmly believe that ASEAN cannot continue its policy of economic engagement (with Myanmar) without being responsible for a parallel and critical political engagement,” the activists said in a statement. The upcoming summit was originally supposed to be held in Bangkok in December, but a crippling blockade of the Thai capital’s airports by the royalist “Yellow Shirt” movement forced a postponement. It was then due to be held in April in the resort of Pattaya, but was cancelled as rival “Red Shirt” protesters loyal to ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup, stormed the venue and forced foreign leaders to flee. Keen to prevent a repeat of the embarrassing chaos, deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban said ahead of the Hua Hin talks that Thailand “will not let a Pattaya incident happen again.” “The government is confident the security measures we have prepared can keep peace and order,” he added.
China to overtake Japan in next two years: analysts BEIJING - China will overtake Japan to become the second largest economy in the next two years, giving Beijing greater clout on the world stage and boosting the ruling Communists’ stature at home, analysts say. Figures to be released this week in Beijing are expected to show the economy expanded 9.5 percent in the third quarter, further narrowing the gap with Japan which may only post one percent growth for the period, economists forecast. China is expected to unseat its Asian rival from the position it has held for more than 40 years in 2010 or 2011, though analysts say the shift in the global economic hierarchy will be largely symbolic with little impact on trade. “China is already close to Japan in overall size so becoming the world’s number two doesn’t really have any substantive implications,” Todd Lee, an analyst at IHS Global Insight, told AFP. “Rapid economic growth will give China more weight in the global arena... and bragging rights and additional ammunition for the Chinese Communist Party to encourage national pride.” Before the global crisis struck, China had posted double-digit annual growth from 2003 to 2007 and again in the first two quarters of 2008, pushing its gross domestic product to 4.3 trillion dollars, according to World Bank data. Last year, US GDP was at 14.2 trillion dollars and Japan’s economy was worth 4.9 trillion dollars, the data showed. Eric Fishwick, head of economic research at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets in Hong Kong, said the timing of China’s ascendancy to num-
ber two was a “matter of arithmetic.” “Clearly it’s going to happen — a combination of rapid Chinese growth and pretty stagnant Japanese growth,” Fishwick told AFP. “If you are looking for the footprint that each has on the rest of the world, then looking at the incremental growth is much more important. When you do that then China has been more significant than Japan for quite a long time.” After slumping to 6.1 percent growth in the first quarter of 2009 — the slowest pace in 20 years — China rebounded in the second quarter, with 7.9 percent growth and it is expected to exceed eight percent for 2009 as a whole. The turnaround in China — underpinned by a four-trillion-yuan (586-billion-dollar) stimulus package and 7.4 trillion yuan in bank lending in the first half — has been in stark contrast to the situation in Japan. Japan emerged from a year-long recession in the second quarter of 2009, but the economy is expected to contract by 6.0 percent for the year before growing by an anaemic 0.9 percent in 2010, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). “The only thing standing between China and Japan in terms of who is number two is the Japanese yen,” said Dong Tao, a HongKong based economist for Credit Suisse. “Without the yen factor, China is already the world number two.” The yen, seen as a safe-haven currency, remains stubbornly high against the dollar due to the global crisis, while the Chinese yuan has been pegged to the greenback since July 2008. Toyoo Gyohten, a special advisor to Japan’s finance ministry, however said China trailed a long way behind its Asian neighbours
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A Chinese vendor (L) serves a foreigner at a textile wholesale market in Beijing on October 14, 2009. China will overtake Japan to become the second largest economy in the next two years, giving Beijing greater clout on the world stage and boosting the ruling Communists’ stature at home, analysts say. in terms of per capita GDP, which he put at slightly less than 4,000 dollars. “A simple calculation would show that China will need some 30 years to reach the per capita GDP level of Singapore or Japan, which is around 40,000 dollars,” Gyohten said. Jing Ulrich, managing director and chairman of China equities and commodities at JP Morgan in Hong Kong, said while China’s move to the number two spot would be “largely symbolic,” it would bolster its claim for a bigger say in how the world economy is run. China, still excluded from the Group of Seven richest nations even though it has become a key driver of global economic growth, has been lobbying for a bigger role in groups such as the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund. “Status as the world’s second biggest economy may give greater weight to arguments that China should have increased representation and influence in international organisations,” Ulrich said. At home, where the legitimacy of the ruling Communist Party is tied to the strength of the economy, becoming number two in the world is far more significant. “Confidence in the government’s economic management has never been as high as at present,” said Fishwick. “The policy reaction to the global crisis was outstandingly successful, at least to the requirements of generating robust growth. Overtaking Japan will be seen as vindication of that.” (Agence France-Presse)
Monday, October 19, 2009
NYC neighbor sues Madonna over loud music, dancing Agence France Presse
NEW YORK – One of Madonna’s New York neighbors says the superstar’s loud music and frequent dance sessions are causing a commotion. Karen George, of Manhattan, lives above Madonna in a building on Central Park. She said in a lawsuit filed Friday against the building’s co-op board that the Material Girl is using her apartment as a rehearsal studio, forcing neighbors to endure “blaring music, stomping and shaking walls,” AP Photo/Anthony Harvey for up to three hours each day. Madonna George complained about “unreasonably high-decibel, amplified music” and vibrations pouring through walls, ceilings and radiators. The building’s board says it has already threatened to evict Madonna. Madonna’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Polanski undergoing medical tests Agence France Presse
GENEVA- Film director Roman Polanski, who has been held in a Swiss jail for the past three weeks, is undergoing medical tests, his lawyer said on Sunday. The 76-year-old was arrested in Zurich on September 26 on a US warrant over child sex offence charges dating back to 1977. His lawyer Herve Temime told AFP Polanski was having tests, but said he did not know where. The Swiss tabloid Blick reported on its website that Polanski was taken to a hospital in the Zurich area on Friday morning. The newspaper quoted a Bern legal source who spoke on condition of anonymity as saying the hospital stay “was probably nothing serious.” Polanski had to stay in bed in hospital for a day or two to treat a medical problem which pre-dated his arrest, the source said, without elaborating. French consul-general Jean-Luc Faure-Tournaire said on Friday he
was concerned about the health of the director, who has French and Polish nationality. Faure-Tournaire visited the prison in Winterthur, near Zurich, but did not say if he was able to meet Polanski. He said the Swiss authorities had behaved “very properly.” Temime also expressed concern over Polanski’s health on October 11, saying his client was “worn out.” The Oscar-winning director has been regarded as a fugitive by US authorities since he fled the country in 1978 after admitting to sex with a 13-year-old girl. He was arrested when he went to Zurich to collect an award at the city’s film festival. The Swiss authorities opposed bail for the director and referred the matter to the tribunal court in the town of Bellinzona, where an appeal was lodged. Faure-Tournaire said a decision on whether Polanski would be released on bail was expected “in the next few days”.
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Johnny Depp, right, presents Keith Richards with the Rock Immortal award at the “Scream Awards” on Sunday, Oct. 18, in Los Angeles.
Depp, Richards light up Spike TV’s ‘Scream 2009’ Agence France Presse
LOS ANGELES – A larger-than-life snowglobe filled with murderous little girls, a “Battlestar Gallactica” spaceship and comic-book legend Stan Lee flying overhead on a bouquet of giant balloons — just a few signs that Spike TV’s “Scream 2009” is different from other awards shows. The star-studded event, held Sunday at the Greek Theatre, honors the best in sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comic-inspired movies and TV shows. Fans voted online for the winners, so some of the year’s most popular programs and big box-office hits took home trophies, including “Transformers,” “Twilight,”
“True Blood” and “Star Trek.” Stars of those properties and other surprise guests appeared throughout the 3 1/2-hour ceremony. And then there was Keith Richards. Fans welcomed the Rolling Stones guitarist with a standing ovation as Johnny Depp presented him with the Rock Immortal award.
“I liked the living legend, that was all right, but immortal is even better,” Richards said in an interview before accepting the honor. Quentin Tarantino continued the celebration of the immortal as he paid tribute to “Night of the Living Dead” director George A. Romero with the Scream Mastermind award. Tobey Maguire presented the Comic-Con Icon award to Lee, who waved and smiled from his spidershaped balloon platform on his way to the stage. He thanked Spike TV “for creating the Scream awards and for telling the world how cool comic books are.”
Fans line Dublin streets for Boyzone singer’s funeral Reuters
DUBLIN– Some 3,000 people lined the streets on Sunday for the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, who died on the island of Majorca a week ago. The four remaining members of the Irish boy band sang and spoke at the service which fans listened to through speakers around St Laurence O’Toole Church where locals had swept pavements and painted fences in preparation on Friday. Gately’s Boyzone bandmates, who spent the night in the church with his body, helped carry the coffin out of the church. A post mortem revealed on Tuesday that 33-year-old Gately died of natural causes due to fluid on the lungs at his home on the Spanish island last weekend.
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Members of Irish band Boyzone, Ronan Keating, foreground left, Mikey Graham foreground centre, and Shane Lynch background right, carry the coffin of fellow band member Stephen Gately from St. Laurence O’Toole Church, after the funeral service, in Dublin, Ireland.
Monday, October 19, 2009
NASA photos show moon strike created plume Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES – NASA’s much-hyped mission to hurl a spacecraft into the moon turned out some worthwhile data after all, scientists said.
In this Oct. 9, 2009 image provided by NASA, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Diviner instrument captured infrared observations of the LCROSS impact. LRO flew by the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Centaur impact site 90 seconds after impact at a distance of ~80 km. New images show a mile-high (1.6 kilometer-high) plume of lunar debris from the Cabeus crater shortly after the space agency’s Centaur rocket struck Oct. 9.
New Robot Delivers Snacks ROBOTICS researchers at Carnegie Mellon University get hungry at work just like you do. Unlike you, however, they can create robot minions to bring them food. Their latest creation is Snackbot, an autonomous mobile robot whose mission is to bring tasty treats. “Snackbot is a mobile robot, about the size of a very small human, that rolls around on wheels, and will be delivering snacks to students, faculty, and office workers at Carnegie Mellon University,” according to its inventors. “Snackbot is meant as an ongoing platform for research,” they write. “The Snackbot will support research into robust autonomous operation in office environments. Our efforts range from multi-sensor fusion algorithms for perception, reasoning about dynamic spaces,communicating with people through verbal and nonverbal mechanisms, and planning with incomplete information. “The research will allow the robot to navigate through congested areas in a socially acceptable fashion, detect individual people mov-
ing near the robot, recognize when someone that the robot knows approaches it, and autonomously learn to recognize new objects.” Carnegie Mellon’s web site insists that Snackbot is a research platform on all kinds of cool topics, like “behavioral science research on such topics as personalization” and “people’s relationships with interactive objects”. But I think that CMU researchers want fresh snacks! And why shouldn’t they? Hard working engineers who build our robotic future need fuel, just like the robots they build. Of course, clean-up is important, too. That’s why researchers at Intel Research’s Personal Robotics project have been working on a robotic busboy to clean up those plates and glasses. Science fiction writers have done everything they can to prepare us for this futuristic idea. For example, fans may recall Star Wars’ Artoo Detoo serving food on Jabba’s sail barge. And don’t forget the waitress robot WA-7, the robotic waitress from Dex’s Diner in Star Wars II Attack of the Clones.
New images show a mile-high plume of lunar debris from the Cabeus crater shortly after the space agency’s Centaur rocket struck Oct. 9. “We were blown away by the data returned,” Anthony Colaprete, the mission’s chief scientist, said in a report Friday from the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., which managed the launch. “The team is working hard on the analysis, and the data appear to be of very high quality.” In media coverage before the impact, many observers said they were disappointed at the lack of spectacle. But scientists said the mission was carried out for “a scientific purpose, not to put on a fireworks display for the public,” said space consultant Alan Stern, a former NASA associate administrator for science. By creating the debris cloud, scientists were able to use the $79-million Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite to sample and study the dust. The LCROSS itself crashed into the same crater four minutes after the Centaur’s impact, right on schedule, while its companion spacecraft, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, was flying in lunar orbit 50 miles above the site to gather still more data.
But Michio Kaku, a professor at the City College of New York and host of “Sci Q Sundays” on the Science Channel, said NASA may be jumping the gun in calling the results “a smashing success,” acting in response to public criticism of the mission. “To be a spectacular success, we had to find large quantities of underground ice,” Kaku told The Associated Press Saturday. He said scientists still have more work to do to analyze the data for the presence of ice or water. “They got beautiful pictures of the event, but that’s not why we spent $79 million,” Kaku said. “Ice on the moon is more valuable than gold.” The crashes created a man-made crater about one-fifth the size of a football field, Brown University geologist and LCROSS scientist Peter Schultz told The AP. Colaprete said it was too early to say what the plume contained but that several clues, including the temperature of the flash created by the crash, will help scientists find out in coming weeks. Finding significant amounts of water on the moon would be a major discovery, making eventual colonization easier than it would be if settlers had to transport water from Earth.
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Women WOMEN who become obese — a step above overweight — by the age of 18 are more likely to become infertile and develop polycystic ovarian syndrome than others, new research suggests. These obese young women also less likely to become pregnant than women who become obese when they’re older, according to the results of a study of 1,538 patients who were undergoing bariatric surgery at clinics in the United States. The women completed surveys about their medical and sexual histories. Overall, however, the women in the study, who ranged in age from 18 to 78 years, were as likely to have been pregnant and to have given birth to at least one live child as women in the general population. Seventy-nine percent of those who took part in the study had been pregnant at least once, and 74 percent had at least one live birth, the researchers found. About half of the study participants aged 18 to 44 who could become pregnant said they wouldn’t try to have more children after bariatric surgery. The women in this group hadn’t reached menopause and weren’t sterilized, didn’t have partners who were sterilized, and didn’t have some other obstacle in the way of pregnancy. However, 30 percent of the women who could still become pregnant stated that pregnancy was very important to them, and one-third of this group planned to get pregnant within two years of undergoing bariatric surgery, the study authors noted. “As the incidence of obesity increases in the United States, women’s health care practitioners are likely to care for a substantial number of patients who will undergo bariatric surgery. Studies like this one are extremely useful to help us determine how to advise these patients and best meet their needs,” said Dr. William Gibbons, president-elect of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in a news release from the society.
Women who become obese by the age of 18 are more likely to become infertile and develop polycystic ovarian syndrome than others, new research suggests.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Davydenko stuns Nadal to take Shanghai title Agence France Presse
SHANGHAI- Spain’s Rafael Nadal admitted he was beaten by the better man after inform Nikolay Davydenko earned his fourth title of 2009 on Sunday with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 victory at the Shanghai Masters. Playing in only his second event since missing a month with an abdominal muscle strain, Nadal was unable to shrug off the persistent Russian, who took the honours after just over two hours of tennis. The match was won on a Nadal forehand ruled long — a call backed up by the electronic linecall. “He played better than me today,” said Nadal, the top seed and world number two. “But that’s tennis. I will certainly be back next year to try and win here.” Four-time Roland Garros champion Nadal has now lost his last two finals, the previous one in Madrid to Roger Federer five months ago. Conversely, Davydenko has been on a roll since overcoming ankle and foot injuries in the early part of the year which kept him out for nearly three months.
The world number eight, who lost a final here a year ago to Novak Djokovic when Shanghai hosted the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup, finished up a sweep of the tournament top two. The 28-year-old put out Djokovic in a three-hour semi-final before polishing off Nadal. The Spaniard was unable to get an early lead in a 75-minute opening set, which Davydenko earned in a tiebreaker. The Russian consolidated with the lone break of the second set in the sixth game and sent a winner down the line to set up a match point three games later. Davydenko has claimed all four of his 2009 titles since July and won Kuala Lumpur a fortnight ago. He now heads to the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, where he faces a daunting first-round match against retiring compatriot Marat Safin. Winning here means Davydenko remains firmly in the race for one of the last three places in the eightman ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.
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Germany’s Arthur Abraham, left, punches Jermain Taylor of the U.S., right, during their super middleweight boxing match at the Super Six Boxing Classic series in Berlin, Germany, early Sunday, Oct. 18. Abraham won by knockout in the 12th round.
King Arthur knocks out Taylor in 12th round Agence France Presse
Nikolay Davydenko of Russia holds the champion trophy during the award ceremony of the singles of Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 tennis tournament at Qizhong Stadium Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 in Shanghai, China.
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Swimming: Alshammar sets two short-course world records PARIS- Sweden’s Therese Alshammar set two new short-course world records on the second final day of the World Cup meet in Durban, South Africa on Sunday. Alshammar clocked 58.51sec in the heats of the 100m individual medley, bettering the time set by Australia’s Emily Seebohm last August in Hobart. She then smashed the world records in the 50m butterfly final, clocking 24.75sec, bettering the time of 24.99sec established by Marieke Guehrer of Australia in November 2008 in Berlin. Jessica Hardy of the United States improved her own mark in the 50m breaststroke, touching the wall in 29.45sec. She had established the previous record in Manchester in April 2008. Her compatriot Peter Marshall then swam the men’s 50m backstroke in 22.75sec, also improving the previous world record he had set in November 2008 in Berlin.
BERLIN- ‘King’ Arthur Abraham opened his Super Six campaign with a 12th-round knock-out of United States fighter Jermain Taylor here on Sunday. With an unblemished record of 31 wins and now 25 knock-outs, it was a punch straight through Taylor’s guard at the end of the final round which left the American pole-axed on the canvas. This was Taylor’s fourth career defeat and his second consecutive loss after he suffered a last-round defeat to WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch in April. “I’m really disappointed and pretty sad, it was a hard punch - no questions,” said Taylor, who had to be revived and taken to hospital after the bout as a precaution. “I’m not finished yet: I can win my next two fights.” But in front of his home fans at the O2 World Arena here in the German capital, Abraham was delighted
to begin the Super Six tournament with an impressive performance. “He is a brave fighter, anyone can see that, but I gave everything to win,” said former IBF middleweight champion Abraham, who will box Andre Dirrell next on January 23 in the USA. “I always find it hard to start the fights, but I imposed myself and I’m very happy to have finished the fight before the end of the round. “It was not such a good start for me, my opponent took a lot of punches. I tried to keep finding the holes in his defence and they started to appear as the fight wore on. I’m pleased to start with the three points, I hope there are more knock-outs to come.” Taylor started the stronger of the two and threw several combinations which were sucked up by Abraham’s
guard. The American lived up to his “Bad Intentions” nickname when he was warned in the second round for a low punch. But the Armenian-born, German fighter finished the second and began the third with a flurry of bodyshots. There was an angry exchange between the pair at the end of the round when Abraham appeared to punch Taylor in the back of the head and the former WBC and WBO middleweight champion tore into his opponent at the start of the fourth. Taylor later landed a punch after the bell, but Abraham retaliated with two strong combinations during the fifth. Repeated low shots led to Taylor having a point deducted in the sixth round. Abraham drove Taylor onto the ropes in the eighth, but it was heavy punch to the side of the head in the ninth which rocked the American. Abraham pinned Taylor in his own corner midway through the 11th, but the American still fought his way out of trouble.
Stosur captures first WTA title at Japan Open
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OSAKA- Samantha Stosur captured her first career WTA title when she defeated Francesca Schiavone of Italy to win the Japan Open women’s tennis tournament on Sunday. The Australian third seed, who dashed Caroline Wozniacki’s defence of the title in the semi-finals on Saturday, chalked up a 7-5, 61 victory over the fourth seed in just 68 minutes. It was her sixth appearance in a final, following Cincinnati this year, Seoul in 2008, Prague in 2006, Gold Coast and Sydney in 2005. Stosur, 25, has previously won four ITF titles, three of them in Japan including one in Osaka. Stosur, the 2008 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, put an end to Japanese Akiko Morigami’s last appearance on the tour, and eliminated 2002 champion Jill Craybas of the United States on her way to the final.
Monday, Oktober 19, 2009
Valencia deny Barcelona best ever start Agrence France Presse
MADRID- Barcelona’s perfect start to the Spanish League season ended on Sunday when the champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Valencia. A seventh successive win would have been Barcelona’s best ever beginning to a league campaign, but Pep Guardiola’s side had to settle for a draw against a resolute Valencia side and now sit one point above Real Madrid at the summit. “We knew it would be a difficult game here and it was,” said Barcelona’s Dani Alves. “There are a lot of teams that are going to compete for this title and it will be a long fight.” Earlier Real captain Raul celebrated breaking the club’s all-time appearance record with a brace as Real bounced back from their Sevilla defeat with a 4-2 home win over Valladolid. “It was a good victory and a much-needed one,” said Raul. “Games like this after the international fixtures can be dangerous but we won and that is all that counts.” Xavi shrugged off a knock to start for Barcelona but Thierry Henry missed out through injury and Zlatan Ibrahimovic began on the substitutes bench. Lionel Messi was up front but looked to be suffering from fatigue after hours of travelling for Argentina’s vital World Cup qualifiers. Valencia coach Unai Emery chose not to risk flaring up David Villa’s injury relying on the counterattacking pace of Juan Mata and Pablo Hernandez. A stray pass allowed Valencia to spring a lightning counter-attack after just two minutes but Hernandez could not beat Victor
Valdes in the Barcelona goal. Guardiola resisted the temptation to make any changes at half-time and his team raised the standard in the second half. Pedro Rodriguez had the best chance close to the hour mark but could not squeeze his shot past the goalkeeper. Hernandez almost scored a sensational long-range goal from his own half only for Valdes to tip it over the crossbar. Real did not have such problems in front of goal with Raul overtaking the record of Manolo Sanchis with his 711th appearance in the white shirt and scoring twice inside five first half minutes (13min, 18min) as Real made hard work of overcoming Valladolid. Brazilian Marcelo and substitute Gonzalo Higuain were also on target to fend off a brave Valladolid as Real won to boost confidence for Wednesday’s Champions League home match against AC Milan. With 13 minutes gone Raul neatly flicked in with his heel for the opener and five minutes later he arrived on cue to sidefoot home a Marcelo pass. The game looked wrapped-up but Nauzet German curled an unstoppable free-kick past Iker Casillas close to the half hour mark. Marcelo responded with a fine individual goal smashing home with his weaker right foot with literally the final kick of the first period. Valladolid reduced the cushion to just one goal on 53 minutes before substitute Higuain produced a sublime 79th minute chipped finish to seal the game.
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Valencia’s midfielder Pablo Hernandez (L) fights for the ball with Barcelona’s French defender Eric Abidal during their league football match at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, on October 17, 2009.
Five-goal Inter hit stride as Juve stall Agence France Presse
ROME- Champions Inter Milan opened up a three-point lead at the top of Serie A on Sunday with a thumping 5-0 win at hapless Genoa. Inter’s joy was further boosted by the 1-1 draw between title rivals Juventus and Fiorentina in Turin. Sampdoria could still join Inter on 19 points at the scudetto summit if they win at Lazio on Sunday. But this was a day when Jose Mourinho’s Inter struck a significant blow in the title race, earning a crushing victory on one of the toughest grounds to visit and where they had already lost once this season to Sampdoria. First half goals from Esteban Cambiasso, Mario Balotelli and a Dejan Stankovic stunner put the leaders out of sight before the break. “I’d just say we won three
important points. I’d swap this 5-0 for five 1-0 wins; we need points to win the title,” said Mourinho. “You can talk about individuals but I prefer talking about the team which gave us and our fans great joy.” Cambiasso’s opener on six minutes had a touch of fortune about it. As Maicon rose highest to meet Wesley Sneijder’s free-kick, the ball dropped to Cambiasso whose weak shot towards goal was set to bounce harmlessly into Marco Aurelia’s hands before Salvatore Bocchetti inadvertently diverted it in. On 31 minutes Inter won back the ball in midfield and Sneijder quickly released Balotelli to shoot home first time from the edge of the box. Inter were playing well but Genoa were not helping their cause and Amelia’s fluffed punt upfield dropped to Stankovic out wide on the
right and almost on the halfway line. The Serbian then met the ball full on the volley to score from 50 yards with Amelia an embarrassed spectator. Substitute Patrick Vieira added the fourth and Maicon wrapped up the victory as Inter continued to dominate after the break. In rainy Turin, both Juventus and Fiorentina could have gone top, if only for a couple of hours, with a win but had to settle for a share of the spoils on a tricky pitch. Juan Vargas opened the scoring for the visitors but Brazilian Amauri scored his first goal of the season for the hosts. Worryingly for Juventus, this was their fourth Serie A game and fifth in all competitions in a row without a victory. They have won only one of their last seven matches.
Injuries leave United with European worries Agence France Presse
MANCHESTER, EnglandManchester United have injury concerns over Patrice Evra and Ryan Giggs ahead of the Champions League game at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping that Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic, who missed Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League win over Bolton Wanderers here at Old Trafford with an ankle injury, will be fit enough to return in mid-week. But he admits he has concerns over both Evra and Giggs after they sustained knocks against Bolton. It was not a convincing performance from United but they returned to the top of the table thanks to Chelsea’s loss to Aston Villa. And although Ferguson is calling for improvements at the back - his defence have kept just three clean sheets in nine Premier League matches - he was happy to move back to the top of the table despite suffering further injuries. United’s defence was the key to last season’s title win and although
Ferguson reckons the league is tougher this season, he believes his players can do better. “Giggs is doubtful for Moscow with a knock,” said Ferguson as he surveyed his casualty list. “Evra we will look at tomorrow (Sunday) and he may be doubtful. Vidic should be okay and definitely will be fit for Liverpool (a week on Sunday). “I think (Dimitar) Berbatov will be okay and we will try and get Wayne Rooney ready but he will be okay for Liverpool.” Ferguson added: “In the past few years we have had runs of games when we haven’t lost goals and that’s been important in winning the championship and we have to get back to that. “We were in a comfort zone at 20 and maybe we were relaxed in terms of our play and we should have finished the game off but we didn’t. “Sometimes you can leave yourself regretting that but we got through and with the other results it’s been a good day for us. “All the top teams have to accept it’s a tough league.”
Monday, Oktober 19, 2009
Stoner wins third successive Aussie MotoGP Reuters
PHILLIP ISLAND, Australia- Casey Stoner showed no sign of the illness that has derailed his season when he upstaged Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to secure a hat-trick of home Australian Grand Prix wins on Sunday. Stoner, who missed three races with fatigue before posting a podium finish at the Portuguese Grand Prix this month, took the tactical battle by 1.935 seconds over champion Rossi in sunny conditions at the 4.45km Phillip Island circuit. “I was just really happy with the way everything was working, especially my body,” the 2007 world champion told reporters. “Every lap that I kept going past the point where I used to just hit my wall, it made me smile.” Rossi’s second place was achieved despite personal tragedy, the Italian hearing of his stepfather’s death before qualifying on Saturday, and lifted him closer to retaining the title. Crossing the line well clear of Dani Pedrosa in third, Rossi stretched his championship lead over nearest challenger Lorenzo to 38 points with two races remaining after the Spaniard crashed out be-
fore the first turn. After a sluggish start out of the grid, pole-sitter Stoner managed to snatch the lead back from Spain’s Pedrosa before the end of the first lap and was soon joined by Rossi. The two quickly opened up a large gap over the rest of the pack and engaged in an epic game of cat-and-mouse, Rossi’s Yamaha pressing agonisingly close at the corners, only for Stoner’s Ducati to slip away on the straights. Stoner saw off the Italian champion’s challenges, however, and survived a hair-raising wobble late on to post his third win of the season in front of ecstatic home fans. The 24-year-old said he had almost expected his arms to start buckling when braking at some of the more taxing turns at the Phillip Island circuit, but that his break from competition had ultimately paid dividends. “After we took those three races off, even before, it’s not that we gave
up the championship, but we were realistic about it,” added Stoner, who leapfrogged Pedrosa to move third in the championship standings. “We realised that to try and salvage every point we can for this championship and just slowly finish the season and not fix the problem before next year — we decided to take the time off and fix it and get ready for next year.” Having pulled within striking distance of Rossi with his win in Portugal, Lorenzo’s championship bid was all but ruined just seconds after the start. Fourth on the grid, Lorenzo lost control and came off his bike after brushing another rider, the accident also dragging American Nicky Hayden into the paddock. Rossi was pleased to accept the Spaniard’s gift with only races in Malaysia and Valencia to come this season. “I was very close, I think some two or three laps (I was) faster, but anyway there was no way for the victory but these 20 points are like gold for us,” said the Italian, who is chasing a seventh premier class title. Honda-rider’s Pedrosa third place was his third podium finish in as many races.
Brawn happy with Abu Dhabi showdown Interlagos
Ross BrawnRoss Brawn says he has no problem with the drivers’ championship being decided in the final race of the season, as long as it’s only his two drivers fighting for the title. “As long as it is between our two drivers I would be very happy. That’s the key element,” said Brawn after qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. “It would be fantastic if it went to Abu Dhabi between Jenson and Rubens I think that would make a fantastic final to the season.” He added: “Let’s hope we can go in to the last race with our two drivers fighting for the championship, I think that would be a fitting finale to the sea-
son.” Rubens Barrichello qualified on pole position on Saturday while team-mate Jenson Button suffered a big blow to his chances of wrapping up the title at Interlagos after finishing down in 14th position. Barrichello is 14 points behind Button in the standings, having outscored his British team-mate in four of the last five races. Brawn reckons things are now going Barrichello’s way following a very strong start to the season from Button, but says the Brazilian was never far from the Briton’s pace. “He wasn’t that far behind in the first half, some races just didn’t go well for him,” Brawn added. “What I saw in the
first half of the season was that there were occasions in the middle of the race when he didn’t have the pace. “What I’ve seen in the second half, as we saw in Valencia and Monza, he has now got the pace in the middle of the race and that is where he seems to have changed. Now whether that is because we are finding better set-ups or what, I don’t know. “There is no single thing that you can say made a difference. He changed the brake material that he was using during the year, which we think probably helped. Because the one he was using was a bit too aggressive so this calmed things down a bit, which may have helped in.
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MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia holds the winner’s trophy aloft after he won the Australian Grand Prix motorcycle racing on Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 18.
Published on Oct 19, 2009