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Jon Martello’s relentless libido has a comic math to it. At the club, Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his pals rate girls on a scale of one to “a dime.” He keeps a weekly tally of both his conquests and his far more numerous — and to him more rewarding — porn-aided masturbations. And being a good Catholic boy, every Sunday, he counts up his sins and receives back from the priest his neat sum of Our Fathers and Hail Marys. (He recites them while working out.) His life is a circle of replenishing lust, a ritual of superficial pleasure that adds up to robotic emptiness. Some like it hot; Jon (“Don,” as in Don Juan, to his friends) needs it hot. Even his most attractive catches leave him unsatisfied, and he sneaks out of bed to his laptop. Real sex doesn’t measure up to the fantasy of online pornography that lets him “lose himself.” But “Don Jon,” the writingdirecting debut of GordonLevitt, equals something quite substantial: a speedy little comedy about not just sex addiction

but modern lives wasted on shallow gratification. There are other contemporary cravings, too: A big-screen TV dominates family meals at his parents’ house (Tony Danza and Glenne Headly shouting back-and-forth like a sitcom couple), where Jon’s younger sister (Brie Larson) pecks away at her smartphone. Jon’s compulsive routine (echoing the “gym-tan-laundry” of “the Situation” from “The Jersey Shore,” a clear inspiration) is broken when he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett

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Johansson, in full sex This film image released by Relativity Media shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, bomb). She requires the and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Don Jon”. “long game” of dating Barbara isn’t: unaffectedness and family-meeting before sleeping with Jon, but he over thick makeup; humor over judges her worth it. Their first self-seriousness; love over lust. Until Moore fully enters the date is a sparring match of Jersey accents, a dueling “Saturday film, “Don Jon” is little more than a cartoon, albeit an enterNight Live” sketch. When their relationship hits taining one, constantly flashing a road block (it involves both the pornographic images that his porn addiction and, miracu- roil Jon’s mind. Though the lously, Swiffer sweepers), Jon point is that Jon is a living clifinds himself drawn to an older, che, it means the journey here is less glamorous woman from his merely the awakening of a mannight class (Julianne Moore), nequin. (No offense intended to who epitomizes everything 1987’s “Mannequin.”)

Mom selling Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Wash.

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ABERDEEN, Washington — This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, and fans aren’t just able to buy a new “super deluxe” box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, is putting the tired, 1.5story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week. To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of its tortured and talented son through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and a shot of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room. The home, last assessed at less than $67,000, is being listed for $500,000. It’s a short walk from a

riverfront park dedicated to Cobain’s memory, and the family said it would welcome a partnership to make the home into a museum. His room still has the stencil-like band names — Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin — he reportedly put on the walls, as well as the holes he put in them. “We’ve decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt, and yes, there are some mixed feelings since we have all loved the home and it carries so many great memories,” Cobain’s sister, Kim Cobain, said in an emailed statement. “But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it’s time to let go of the home.” The house, a 1923 structure with dingy carpeting, water-stained wooden shingles on some interior walls, and a recent coat of yellow paint, is on East 1st Street in Aberdeen, a gritty and struggling former timber town at the mouth of the Chehalis River near the southwest Washington coast.

Balinese dancers performed during the opening ceremony of Sanur Village Festival on Tuesday (24/9) night.

Eight years of Sanur Village Festival

Cultural Spirit non-negotiable

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DENPASAR - Cultural spirit has been non-negotiable in every implementation of the Sanur Village Festival. It is reflected by each performance presented. Similar concept also happened to the opening of eighth Sanur Village Festival featuring the theme Segara Giri graced with several art performances.

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In this undated photo provided by Kim Cobain, a young Kurt Cobain plays piano in his childhood home in Aberdeen, Wash.

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Denpasar Mayor, Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, said that every cultural show presented became a nice spectacle for the public. On that account, such an activity had to be organized sustainably with a nonnegotiable cultural spirit. “With the branding ‘Morning of the World’ I expect that Sanur tourism can continue. I am proud that SVF can be implemented up to eight years,” said IB Dharmawijaya Mantra before officially opening the 8th Sanur Village Festival, Tuesday night (Sep

24) in the Maisonette area of the Inna Grand Bali Beach Sanur marked with the sticking of kayonan puppet. Chairman of the Sanur Development Foundation, Ida Bagus Gde Sidartha, said the passage for eight years of the festival had very much inspired people and the creative industries to keep on promoting the destination through an independent and innovative promotion. “The art and cultural activities supporting the Sanur tourism strengthened by the awareness of the

environmental preservation poses a capital to maintain the festival continuity,” he said. Sidharta said the festival was a celebration of life for the people of Sanur to raise the potential of nature, art and culture, a variety of dynamics and creativity. The festival would like to promote the local potential to global community including through the performance of the arts, sports, environmental care, culinary bazaar, exhibition and creative industries. This festival originated from the

concern of Sanur residents to participate in the recovery program of Bali tourism after the second Bali bombing in 2005. In the first implementation of SVF (2006) and the second SVF (2007), the theme highlighted was The New Spirit of Heritage which was then used as the basis for the sustainable SVF. Meanwhile, the subsequent implementation of the SVF developed the basic theme into the theme of activities namely the Going Green (2008), Marine Life (2009), Saha Nuhur (2010), in collaboration with the National Flora Flori Week taking the theme Flori Fiesta (2011) and Salampah Laku (2012). Having been inaugurated, the performance presenting the fragmentary show entitled Segara Giri, Legong

Intaran and appearance of Ayu Laksmi & Swara Semesta and Dwiki Dharmawan could draw thousands of spectators. The entertainment taking place until the middle of the night was also jazzed up with Indian Dance, Ocha & Universe and Rasta Kids. Meanwhile, on Wednesday (Sep 25) aside from the exhibition was also held a cultural discussion on the Segara Giri: The Universal and Contextual at Sudamala Resort & Villas, while at night was resumed with the presentation of many performances including the Sundown Jazz ethnic music, Bhakti Negara martial arts, Batu Jimbar ballet, endek fashion show, Kita Art, Balawan ‘In Rock Jamz’ and Small Axe reggae. (kmb27)


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Hundreds of Sumberklampok residents rally to governor Ask for land ownership right Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Struggle of some 600 villagers of Sumberklampok, Gerokgak, Buleleng, to acquire the property rights of farmland across the area of 624 hectares at local village for decades failed. Even though coming to rally to the office of the Governor of Bali and the Bali House on Tuesday (Sep 24), they got no solution and certainty on their rights. Such an action was accompanied by the Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) of Bali. Unfortunately, people could not meet with the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, and were only received by Deputy Governor, Ketut Sudikerta, who did not provide any solution and only promised to pass the problem to Governor Pastika. In his speech, the residents demanded the governor to immediately issue a recommendation that supported the struggle for the land right ownership. Besides, they also demanded the Bali government not to directly grab the land because it was claimed to be the asset of Bali government. A tension had occurred because people insisted on meeting with the governor. Meanwhile, at the same time, the governor was not in the office because he was accompanying President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono making a visit. In the meantime, the Headman of Sumberklampok, Putu Arsana, explained the residents essentially urged to get a recommendation in the form of ownership right for the farmland across 624 hectares at Sumberklampok village. The land had been being cultivated by local residents since 1922 to date. His party also questioned why there was suddenly a signpost saying the land belonged to Bali Government. Even, the National Land Agency had said if the land was indicated to have been neglected. If the land was owned by the Bali government, he said, people still asked for authentic evidence of the land ownership. “It is said, the land was purchased during the reign of the Lesser Sunda, so there should be authentic evidence. However, the provincial government is unable to present the evidence,” he added. His party asked for justice to the government in accordance with the Basic Agrarian Law No. 5/1960 and Government Regulation No.11/2010. “We have been consulting to the National Land Agency where as requirement of the ownership to the land we must have a recommendation from the province. So,

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The residents of Sumberklampok, Gerokgak, Buleleng rallied to ask for the landownership we invoke the governor of Bali to immediately provide the recommendation,” concluded Arsana. Arsana admitted the land in disputes came to 624 hectares of 696 families or about 3,084 people. The land consisted of the areas for residential, public facilities and agricultural land. Formerly, it was the land use title (HGU) on behalf of PT Margarana and PT Dharmajati. After an hour of giving a speech, a number of representatives of Sumberklampok residents were allowed to meet with the Deputy Governor of Bali Ketut Sudikerta, Assistant I of Bali Regional Secretary Dewa Putu Eka W and Assistant III Ketut Santa. Unfortunately, the meeting could not result in any solution so that people were disappointed. Sudikerta said his party principally received the people’s aspirations and tried to struggle for it, but he could not make any decision. “Regarding the recommendation requested by the residents, we will learn it first and report it to the governor. Besides, we will come down to location and check it as requested by the residents,” said Sudikerta.

On hearing the explanation of the deputy governor without a solution, people seemed disappointed and asked Sudikerta to meet people and give a direct explanation for five minutes. However, the request was rejected because Sudikerta dodged there were some agendas to be attended. Since people were severely frustrated and had been waiting for three hours under the heat of the sun in front of the office of the governor, they continued their demonstration to the office of the Bali House. Unfortunately, the desire of residents could not be met because the members of the House had been to Jakarta for a consultation of the budget amendment 2013. Thus, residents chose to stay in the Wantilan of the Bali House for two hours. An agreement could finally be made between the Secretariat of the Bali House, security apparatus, residents and the companion where Chairman of Commission I of the Bali House, Made Arjaya, with members would come down and meet the residents of Sumberklampok on next September 27. (kmb29)

Tegak village faces difficulty to handle waste Semarapura (Bali Post)—

The difficulty to deal with waste makes residents of Tegak village, Klungkung, distraught. Moreover, the Tegak village located in the main road section leading to Besakih Temple often shows off spilling waste onto the street so that such condition generates very poor sight. To help resolve the problem, a number of community leaders of Tegak village came to the Klungkung House, Tuesday (Sep 24). Such community leaders included the acting Headman of Tegak Ketut Arsa, Chief of Tegak customary village Wayan Sutena, hamlet chief and a number of other public figures of Tegak. In addition, they also sent a letter to local legislative and asked so they could lend a hand to handle the waste problem at Tegak village. Sutena said that Tegak village had eight landfills made by using the assistance of the PNPM project. However, after the waste had accumulated at the landfills of Tegak village, it was not transported. Moreover, the Tegak village also had a market that also produced a large amount of waste every day. The village market located right at the edge of the road often triggered a dreadful sight. Moreover, such condition was often complained by the outsider because it was one of the main roads leading to Besakih Temple. “In other words, it is also one of the tourism routes so that we try to get out of the waste problem,” he said. Not only that, the waste problem was also disturbing the local subak irrigation channel. Many irrigation channels were clogged due to plastic waste as occurred at Subak Selat, Bajing subgroup to Akah village. Sutena expected there would a transportation help from the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP). Even, if Tegak villagers were charged with a levy, his party admitted that local residents were ready to pay for the sake of the beauty of Tegak village. Another concern was that the waste problem could become a source of germs for the surrounding residents and threatened their health. Sutena had also time to think about the option to make a landfill at Tegak village. However, the plan faced difficulty to get an appropriate land. If the waste was disposed to another village, the village would surely reject it. Sutena said the daily waste production could reach a truck. Related to the issue, Chairman of the Klungkung House, AA Gede Anom, said that his party would immediately coordinate with relevant agencies such as the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) and took subsequent efforts to follow up the issue. Meanwhile, the Head of DKP Klungkung, Nyoman Rahayu, could not have given an answer related to the problem because she was still in a meeting and could not be bothered. In the meantime, the surrounding residents like Ni Wayan Buda and Kadek Gunawan admitted last Tuesday the waste problem was quite annoying the village and irrigation channel of local subak. However, according to Gunawan, the people should not only rely on the government in maintaining the sanitation and waste problem. He said that to resolve the issue was required the improvement in the awareness of local residents that waste problem was a shared responsibility where the solution should be found together, not just the responsibility of the government. (kmb31)

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Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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


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Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX with 24/7 live help

Indonesia ready to develop ASEAN Energy Network

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NUSA DUA - Indonesia is open to playing a role in the development of energy cooperation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, based on mutual interests and a fair distribution of benefits, Vice President Boediono stated on Wednesday.

SEATTLE — Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation. The 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions also have sharper, more colorful displays than older models, and both have more pixels per inch than the latest iPad. To help those who are unfamiliar with tablets, the new Kindles come with a feature called “Mayday”, which allows users to summon a live customer service representative in a tiny video window. The helpers can explain new features or troubleshoot problems while guiding users with onscreen hand scribbles. They can even take control of the device from afar. CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the feature to reporters Tuesday, saying it is “completely unique” and takes advantage of Amazon’s massive cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. It also builds on Amazon.com Inc.’s reputation for excellent customer service. “You shouldn’t have to be afraid of your device,” Bezos said. In a demo, Bezos asked an onscreen customer service rep to recommend a hot app. The rep mentioned “Angry Birds: Star Wars II”. Bezos also received instructions on how to set time limits on various activities for children. While the new Kindles are up-

graded in several ways, Amazon also cut the price on what will be its entry-level 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire HD with 8 gigabytes of memory, to $139 from a $199 version that had 16 GB of memory. That makes the tablet just $20 more than Amazon’s latest dedicated e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Fire HD is sheathed in a new magnesium alloy body like the HDX models, but has the same screen resolution and processing power of the older model. Stephen Baker, a consumer technology analyst with research firm NPD Group, said the price cut to the Kindle Fire HD will do more to help Amazon compete in the tablet market than the added features on the newer models. “That’s where that model needs to be priced,” Baker said, explaining that there are numerous manufacturers with tablets with screens that measure 7 inches diagonally —all priced around $150. “A big focus in that 7-inch category is just price.”

“It is possible for ASEAN to build an energy network as long as it will be based on common interests and fair basic principles,” the Vice President said at the inauguration of the 31st meeting of energy ministers of ASEAN. Boediono pointed out that ASEAN members already had core networks in various fields and the ASEAN region was blessed with abundant energy resources. He however added that energy cooperation must be developed and based on long-term interests and that seeking a balance between ASEAN member states’ national and the group’s common interests would not be an easy task. The Vice President hoped that such a plan could still materialize, as long as ASEAN member countries were

aware that its success hinged on developing the existing core networks. “There must be a common spirit among ASEAN members that aims to build mutual trust and cooperation, which is based on common interests and fairness in the distribution of benefits,” Boediono reiterated. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik noted that the 31st meeting of ASEAN energy ministers would focus on three issues, namely the diversification of renewable energy sources, reducing dependence on oil and increasing energy efficiency. “The ASEAN region is indeed rich in energy sources and various natural resources, but it is also the biggest energy consumer,” he said. Wacik added that ASEAN energy

ministers would also discuss cooperation in the development of an electricity network, based on the ASEAN Action Plan scheme for energy cooperation and regional energy policies. Delegations from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are attending the meeting. On the other hand, delegations from dialogue partners, such as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, New Zealand, Russia and the United States, are also in attendance. The three-day meeting will also include an ASEAN Energy Business Forum and presentation of the ASEAN Energy Awards for buildings in Southeast Asia that are using energy-saving systems.

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Indonesia is open to playing a role in the development of energy cooperation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, based on mutual interests and a fair distribution of benefits, Vice President Boediono (left) stated on Wednesday.

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The 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer is shown at left next to the 7-inch Amazon Kindle HDX, right, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Seattle.

US developing ‘Richter’ scale for wildfires Associated Press Writer

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This frame grab from video shows embers being shot at a structure during a test at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety test facility in Richburg, S.C., in April 2011.

DENVER — U.S. researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes. The National Institute of Standards and Technology hopes its Wildland Urban Interface Hazard Scale will tell residents the likely intensity of a wildfire burning into their neighborhood. The scale would allow city planners to assign better building codes for the millions of people who live in fire-prone areas in the U.S. West and would also measure how those homes could contribute to the spread of a fire. The proposed scale would range from E1 to E4 — with E4 being a location’s highest exposure to fire, from grasslands to a forest in a remote mountain canyon. Building codes and buffer zones between homes and for-

est could then be set accordingly. Nelson Bryner, research engineer for the institute’s fire research division, envisions the day when TV stations report that a wildfire is burning in an E4 community. But he said the scale is primarily meant to form the technical foundation for tougher building codes for high-risk areas. Insurers also are eager for results. Payouts after western wildfires have grown exponentially. In the 1970s, wildfires destroyed about 400 homes nationwide. Since 2000, wildfires have destroyed about 3,000 homes per year, according to NIST. Researchers are analyzing building materials, grasses, trees, shrubs, topography, weather patterns and especially the behavior of wind-driven embers as ignition fuel. NIST has already developed a mobile app and is developing other computer programs that will allow fire marshals, building inspectors and others to rate an area before a fire starts. Researchers caution it will be several years before that happens.

Miss World contestants during Miss World Fashion Show and Top Model competition at Bali International Convention Center in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The Miss World pageant final will be held in Bali on Sept. 28.

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Dry season Forests on Mt. Agung start to catch fire As predicted, the forest on the eastern slopes of Mt. Agung catches fire every dry season. Evidently, when entering this drought, the forest was on fire again. Intense fires had occurred since Tuesday morning (Sep 24). The fire started on the slopes or eastern foothills from the west of Juntal hamlet, Kubu. After receiving a report from local people, the team of Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD)

of Karangasem departed to Juntal on Tuesday afternoon. However, since it was late afternoon, they

Transportation Agency finalizes port concept at Sanur Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The plan of the Denpasar Transportation Agency to make a port on Matahari Terbit Beach, Sanur is intensified. Even, the Agency also plans to bring the study results to be presented to central government. The budget spent on the making of the port at the area of 6,000 square meters will approximately reach IDR 100 billion. The Transportation Division Head of the Denpasar Transportation Agency, Hari Edi, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Sep 24) said that his party was finalizing the port draft that would be built around the Matahari Terbit Beach. Based on preliminary technical study, the port would be built at an area of about 6,000 square meters. “The concept has not been final, but it approximately reaches 6,000 square meters because it is a small port,” he said. It was said the port would not be

large because it would be intended for vessels serving local routes. The port would be devoted to some boats and as berthing place for fishermen boats. “It is a small port. If analogized to land terminal, it belongs to terminal of type C. Therefore, it can only accommodate the vessels having the draft (the distance from water surface to lowest end of hull) up to 1.6 meters,” he explained. For larger ships like ferries would be unable to enter into this port. Ferry had a draft of 6 to 9 meters. For implementation of the development, his party still approached by the central government because the proposed budget was also expected to be financed by central government. “We plan the financing will be through the state budget, the estimated fund required including the physical construction is IDR 80 billion to IDR 100 billion,” he explained. (kmb12)

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Smoke is seen from the side of Mount Agung Forest Amlapura (Bali Post)—

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just made monitoring and then went home. They did not climb to extinguish the fire. On Wednesday morning, the BPBD team planned to climb to Juntal Kaja, with a military, police and forest ranger team of Karangasem. From the observation, a total of five hotpots were found razing grass and shrubs, while the timber forests withered. Big blazing

fire quickly spread due to dry grass in dry season. Aside from the five major fires, the smaller fires also spread. Smaller fires kindled thick billowing smokes. During dry season last year, the forest fire originated from the northern slopes above the Ban village, on the eastern slope from the west of Sukadana village to

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southeast slope above the Tanah Aron. Last year, the forest fire was the greatest and most apprehensive because hundreds of hectares of forest scorched. Other than the forest on the slope of Mt. Agung, the protected forest at Pule hamlet, Pempatan village and Puragae also scorched as engulfed in the flames. (013)

Again, culprit of sanctified effigy theft arrested in Banyuwangi Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Again, police arrested one of the four suspects in the sanctified effigy (pratima) theft that have been put into wanted list (DPO). The suspect named Fauzi. He was arrested by the officers of Mobile Detective Unit (Buser) of the Badung Police led by Chief Wayan Sujana in the region of Banyuwangi, Monday (Sep 23). Now, the suspect had been arrested in the Badung Police and was still undergoing an intensive examination. Chief of Badung Police, Komang Suartana, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Sep 24) justified the arrest of the suspect Fauzi. Unfortunately, he did not want to explain in details because the suspect was still being examined. “We are still developing the case. The suspect is being investigated intensively. Later, when it has accomplished, we will surely expose the result,” said Suartana. Previously, the suspect Fauzi had been hunted since Abdur Razak and friends were arrested. Result of the examination against the suspect Fauzi indicated if he was involved. Even, he

had also been included in the wanted list and his picture had been disseminated. The suspect Fauzi took action at Puseh and Desa Temple of Kelan, Tuban, and Sada Temple, Kapal. He took action with Abdur Razak and the suspect Dimyati, while Iis served as jockey. In addition, the success to arrest the suspect Fauzi was due to hard work of the Badung Police. Police discovered information in the field to find out the existence of the suspect. Finally, the position of the suspect Fauzi was known to be at Genteng, Banyuwangi. The man from Pegayaman, Buleleng, was arrested without resistance. As information, the joint team of the Bali Police, Buleleng Police and Tabanan Police had raided the suspect’s house. However, he managed to escape at that time. Afterward, police just needed to hunt for three other suspects namely Awabin, Zechariah and Somad. Their hideaway was still unknown. However, sooner or later, they would be arrested and it was only a matter of time. (kmb21)

UNITED NATIONS - Iran’s new president told world leaders Tuesday that the biggest danger in the Middle East is chemical weapons falling into the hands of “extremist terrorist groups” in Syria and he blamed the countries backing the opposition for fueling the civil war there. The comment by Hasan Rouhani, in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, closely mirrored language used by the Iranian-allied Syrian regime, which refers to the opposition as terrorists. The U.S. and its allies, including Gulf nations Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have been supplying the Syrian opposition with weapons, aid and training. Rouhani praised Syria’s willingness to accept the international treaty barring the use of chemical weapons. And without naming nations, he warned that the “illegitimate and ineffective threat” to use military force in Syria “will only lead to further exacerbation of violence and crisis in the region.” Just a few weeks ago, President Barack Obama was considering launching a military strike on Syria to retaliate for a chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21 that the U.S. blamed on Bashar Assad’s regime. But a U.S.-Russia deal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control averted military action, at least for now. Even as he sided with the Assad’s regime, Rouhani also sent signals that Iran might be ready to negotiate with the West on its disputed nuclear program and talk to the United States after decades of frozen relations. He said “peace is within reach.” Rouhani spoke hours after Obama also addressed the General Assembly, saying the U.S. prefers to resolve its concerns over Iran’s nuclear program peacefully but is determined to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Obama said he was “encouraged” that Rouhani received a mandate from the Iranian people to pursue a more moderate course, but added that “the diplomatic road must be tested.” Rouhani’s “conciliatory words will have to be matched by actions that are transparent and verifiable,” Obama said. Rouhani called his election over the summer a “wise choice of hope, rationality and moderation” and said every issue can be resolved through mutual respect and rejection of violence and extremism. He is considered a relative moderate amid the hard-line clerics who control Iran. But Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei holds the real power, deciding all important matters of state including the nuclear program.

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Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after identifying his body at the city morgue in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013. Musango was one of the victims of the Westgate Mall hostage siege. Kenyan security forces were still combing the Mall on the fourth day of the siege by al-Qaida-linked terrorists.

Gunshots ring out at Nairobi mall; Kenyans mourn

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunshots rang out from the upscale mall in Kenya’s capital Wednesday morning, the day after the president declared an end to a four-day siege by Islamic militants. Government spokesman Manoah Esipisu told The Associated Press the shots came from Kenyan forces going room to room in the large Westgate Mall, firing protectively before entering unknown territory. “During sanitization once you take control of the place if you go to a room where you haven’t visited before you shoot first to make sure you aren’t walking into an ambush,” he said. “But there hasn’t been any gunfire from the terrorists for more than 36 hours.” But a top security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of

the sensitivity of the information, said even around the time President Uhuru Kenyatta told the nation in a televised address that “we have ashamed and defeated our attackers” on Tuesday night, three shots rang out at the mall. He said Kenyan authorities are still trying to determine where those shots came from. Meanwhile, the Kenyan government said forensic experts from the United States, Britain and Israel would be assisting them in their investigation of the attack. “The mall is sealed off, it is a crime scene,” Esipisu said.

The process of retrieving bodies from inside the mall still had not begun Wednesday morning — possibly indicating that the situation was not yet considered secure — though a city morgue official said his workers were preparing to go into the building soon. The attack claimed by Somali militant group al-Shabab killed at least 61 civilians, six security officers and five extremists, the president said. Three floors of the mall collapsed, and at least one more militant’s body is believed to be buried in the rubble. Officials said the death count will likely rise. Estimates varied between only a few bodies to dozens of bodies possibly still inside the mall. Another 175 people were injured, including more than 60 who remain hospitalized.

Former Czech PM marries his mistress Associated Press Writer

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Hasan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

PRAGUE - Former Czech Prime Minister Pertr Necas and his one-time chief of staff - both of whom have been ensnared by a major anti-corruption sting operation - have gotten married in a secret ceremony, according to the media and a lawyer. Jana Nagyova, the former aide, effectively caused the collapse of Necas’ government in June in a whirlwind of

corruption allegations and marital infidelity. Necas admitted having an affair with her and divorced his wife after the fall of his government. On Tuesday, Necas accompanied Nagyova when she refused to testify again in the case. Nagyova’s lawyer confirmed media reports that they wed over the weekend. Legal experts say the marriage will have no effect on the investigation. Necas is not a suspect. Early parliamentary elections are scheduled on Oct 25-26.


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Bali Cultural Congress II Preserves subak as a world cultural heritage

European recovery reawakens interest in IPOs

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LONDON — The European economic recovery is breathing life into what has long been a moribund market for initial public offerings, according to consultancy firm Ernst & Young. In its quarterly update, published Wednesday, Ernst & Young said it expects Europe to see more midsized and large companies deciding to list their shares on stock exchanges, particularly in the more mature economies of the U.K. and Germany. “With economic conditions stabilizing and regional debt markets steadying, market volatility has subsided and valuations are improving,” said Martin Steinbach, who leads Ernst & Young’s IPO unit in Europe. “We believe the conditions are right for an increase in public listings in Europe in the remainder of 2013.”

Over the past few years, as Europe struggled with a financial crisis and huge market volatility, companies have been wary of listing their stock. However, much of Europe is now growing — the economy of the 17 countries that use the euro eked out modest quarterly growth of 0.3 percent in the second quarter, bringing an end to its longest recession since the single currency was launched in 1999. The consensus forecast is that the eurozone will post further growth during the third quarter and that the improvement won’t be confined to Germany, Europe’s biggest economy.

Even Greece is expected to emerge from recession soon. The brighter economic backdrop has gone hand in hand with an easing in tensions in financial markets over Europe’s debt crisis. The pledge by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi last year to do whatever it takes to save the euro has helped stabilize markets. More companies are now willing to take more risks in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by an IPO — money raised can be used to grow a business by building new plants and machinery or expanding abroad.

In the third quarter, a typically slow period for corporate deals due to the summer, Ernst & Young projects that Europe will see 30 IPOs with combined proceeds amounting to $3 billion. That, it says, would account for 15 percent of the total of global deals and 13 percent of the capital raised. Real estate is expected to be the leading sector, accounting for 59 percent of the quarter’s proceeds, driven by Deutsche Annington Immobilien, which raised $738 million in Frankfurt, and Foxtons, which raised $558 million, in London. Globally, Ernst & Young estimates IPO activity in the third quarter to have fallen by 4 percent in terms of deals and by 47 percent in value compared with the second quarter.

However, for the first nine months of the year, 566 IPOs are expected to raise $94.8 billion. Though the number of deals is lower than the 637 recorded in 2012, Ernst & Young says the proceeds are higher than the $91.4 billion generated last year. The increase in activity is likely to continue through the rest of the year and into 2014. “The uplift in activity will vary from region to region both in terms of timing and pace,” said Maria Pinelli, Ernst & Young’s global vice-chair of strategic growth markets. “The U.S. market is expected to continue its strong momentum and we expect stronger IPO activity from European exchanges, especially from U.K. and Germany, as well as from South East Asian exchanges.”

France probes Apple’s business practices Agence France-Presse

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Customers buy the latest versions of the iPhone 5C and 5S at the Apple store at the Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, Calif., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. France’s finance ministry is probing sale conditions set on iPhone distributors by Apple, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

PARIS - France’s finance ministry is probing sale conditions set on iPhone distributors by Apple, a source close to the case said Wednesday. The US tech giant has been under the scrutiny of French authorities for several months after eBizcuss, the first exclusive reseller of Apple goods in France, filed a complaint for unfair trade practices. The source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the probe had been launched by the ministry’s competition and fraud prevention department. According to the website of BFMTV television, which first revealed the investigation, the ministry is looking into “most of the clauses dictated by Apple: obligation to favour the iPhone over other devices, promises to buy specific quantities etc.” Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, Industrial Renewal Minister Arnaud Montebourg and Fleur Pellerin, innovation minister, are reportedly behind the probe. News of the investigation comes several months after French competition authorities raided Apple stores following the eBizcuss complaint. Apple has been accused of favouring its own stores with the supply of new devices and eBizcuss accused the US firm of limiting phone supplies. The company was the biggest reseller of Apple goods in France with 15 stores but was formally liquidated in May 2012.

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During working visit to Bali, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inspected several facilities that will be use during APEC Summit that held in Bali on October, 2013.

Bali’s refurbished airport inspected Antara

NUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was accompanied by Vice President Boediono as he inspected the development of Bali’s new Ngurah Rai international airport on Tuesday. Upon his arrival, the head of state immediately inspected the facilities available in the international arrivals terminal, which was being renovated since May 2011. He checked the waiting lounge, passenger check-in and immigration service outlets and other facilities. Several cabinet ministers and Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika were also seen accompanying the President. The inspection lasted for around 45 minutes. Prior to that, President Yudhoyono had also inspected the APEC Summit facilities at Sofitel Nusa Dua. According to data from the operator of the Angkasa Pura airport, the development of the new Ngurah Rai airport has cost Rp2.8 trillion. The project, which had commenced in May of 2011, involved 4,000 workers. The new airport is expected to accommodate up to 25 million passengers a year. Located on a 285-hectare plot of land, the new Ngurah Rai airport, which is a renovated form of the old airport, will also operate an integrated baggage han-

dling system. Traffic at the airport had risen 9.34 percent in 2012, with the number of flights increasing to 113,542 from 103,846 flights in 2011. Meanwhile, the number of passengers in 2011 was pegged at 12,270,563 and in 2012 it rose to 14,175,580. Cargo also increased from 62,150 tons in 2011 to 70,198 tons in 2012. Construction of the project is set to conclude this year. Following the end of construction, the width of the new international terminal will almost double to 120,000 square meters, up from an earlier 65,800 square meters, while the domestic terminal will be 65,000 square meters wide, up from 13,300 square meters. The capacity of the international terminal will also jump to 16 million passengers a year, from an earlier only 7.7 million passengers a year, while the domestic terminal will accommodate 9.4 million travelers, rising from an earlier capacity of only 1.5 million passengers. The international arrivals terminal will be one of the supporting facilities

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President also inspected a number of facilities that would be used during the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders next month. The president inspected the rooms at Sofitel Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, which would host the summit of APEC leaders. Working lunch sessions and the leaders’ meeting will take place in the new building. President Yudhoyono also conducted a field check on other facilities such as the waiting room of state heads. The president provided directives on areas that needed improvement. During the inspection, the president was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suryanto, Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam, National Economic Committee Chairman Chairul Tandjung.

Bali Cultural Congress II was held at the Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur, Tuesday (Sep 24). It was officially inaugurated by the Head of Bali Culture Office, Ketut Suastika. Participant of the congress came to 200 people and consisted of various elements such as the UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Culture, Member of Parliament of the RI and the Regional Representative Council of Bali, Higher Education, artists, humanists and community leaders. Bali Cultural Congress II was held for two days on September 24-25. Suastika said the potential of development in Bali lay in the field of culture, and subak was the root of Balinese culture. According to Suastika, subak as cultural root had tremendous power in Bali, either as buffer zone, agricultural activity or cultural preservation. Periodically, the cultural congress was held every five years with actual themes in the field of culture, said Suastika. In June 2012, the subak with Tri Hita Karana conception was recognized by the UNESCO, and it was very strategic to be discussed in the congress as the subak was potential and had tremendous challenges. On the one hand, people were doing conservation. While on the other hand, the land conversion remained to happen. Through the congress, hoped Suastika, there would be recommendations related to spatial plan, zonation of subak included in the protection of the UNESCO that could be managed for conservation and community development. Secondly, subak areas or paddy field only amounting to 14 percent of the total area of Bali should be conserved for the benefit of agriculture. Suastika added the potential of culture would be able to improve the empowerment sustainably. In relation to the cultural congress and rampant land conversion in Bali, he asserted that firstly all the subak organizations should be included in the protection of the UNESCO and should be made a design in relation to the management in terms of conservation and empowerment aspect. Secondly, it was expected to inspire the other subak organizations to hold the land conversion. He said the land conversion during the past 10 years had reached 350 hectares. He expected that subak and the agricultural system in future should be completely under control. Suastika said that subak system recognized by the UNESCO consisted of several areas in which the total area reached about 19,000 hectares. In the whole, it covered the integration of Catur Angga such as Baturiti, Jatiluwih-Subak Rejasa and buffer zone included Lake Tamblingan, Taman Ayun Temple (Badung), near Pakerisan River (Gianyar) and Ulun Danu Batur (Bangli). Some results to be achieved in the Bali Cultural Congress II were: Firstly, strengthening the sustainable subak culture in the cognitive, affective and motoric aspect of communities in the World Heritage zone. Secondly, the awareness of the World Cultural Heritage on the subak landscape in local, national and international context. Thirdly, various conceptual ideas, programs and activities in the future related to conservation, protection and utilization of subak culture for prosperity. The congress was also attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, in charge of Cultural Affairs, Prof. Wiendu Nuryanti, Ph.D. She said the congress was extraordinary and should be held every year. The development of Balinese culture was very fast under the influence of globalization. Nuryanti added the results of meeting could generate concrete ideas and action in the preservation and integrated subak management, so that people got the results from the management of subak, she affirmed. (dgk)


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Massive quake in southwest Pakistan kills 210 Associated Press Writer

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FILE - In this April 24, 2009 file photo, a coca farmer walks on drying coca leaves as his family looks on in Omaya in Peru’s Apurimac valley.

Peru now No. 1 in coca leaf, displacing Colombia

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LIMA, Peru - Peru has displaced Colombia as the world’s leading producer of coca leaf, although it succeeded for the first time in seven years in cutting output of the illicit plant used to make cocaine, the United Nations said Tuesday. Peru cut its area under coca cultivation to 241 square miles (62,500 hectares), a decrease of 3.4 percent from 2011, the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime said. The agency had already said last month that Colombia’s crop was down 25 percent to 185 square miles (48,000 hectares), but it held off until now with word that Peru had regained the distinction as the world’s No. 1 coca leaf source that it had not held since the mid-1990s. Peru counterdrug agency chief Carmen Masias said Colombia had the advantage of more than $6 billion in U.S. aid beginning in 2000 in trimming its coca crop. And unlike Colombia, Peru’s eradication of drug crops is manual. In Colombia, U.S. contractors spray herbicide. But while U.S. aid to Colombia decreases, it is on the rise in Peru. More than $55 million in U.S. counterdrug assistance that includes airlift and alternative development helped Peru

eradicate 54 square miles (14,000 hectares) of coca last year, and that amount was doubled to $100 million this year, half of Washington’s total assistance to Peru, officials said. Unlike Colombia, most cocaine produced in Peru is exported not to The United States but to Brazil, Argentina and Europe. Much of it is smuggled by air and land through Bolivia, the world’s No. 3 coca-producing country with a crop about a third the size of Peru’s. Drug policy experts caution that a greater area under cultivation does not necessarily mean more cocaine production. Higher-yielding coca hybrids and improved refining techniques, at which Colombians are especially adept, are also factors. President Ollanta Humala made battling illicit narcotics a priority when he took office in 2011. He embraced expanded U.S. counterdrug assistance and also dedicated Peruvian funds

to eradication for the first time - $11 million in 2012. Masias said Peru would likely double that next year. Humala has in addition had success against Shining Path rebel remnants that protected drug traffickers in the Upper Huallaga Valley, the cradle of Peru’s cocaine trade. It captured a top rebel there last year and is prosecuting a former congresswoman from the region for alleged drug trafficking. The U.N. says Peru reduced the Upper Huallaga coca crop by 23 percent last year. However, coca plantations have sprung up in a new region - the Amazon jungle state of Loreto bordering Brazil and Colombia, where the U.N. said the crop was up 73 percent from 2011. The region with the most coca in Peru - the Valley of the Ene and Apurimac rivers known as the VRAE- has some 20 percent of the crop and a strong rebel presence.

QUETTA, Pakistan - Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a massive earthquake in southwestern Pakistan the day before as the death toll rose overnight to 210. The earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the huge tremor, said Pakistani officials. The magnitude 7.7 quake struck in the remote district of Awaran in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on Tuesday afternoon. Such a quake is considered major, capable of widespread and heavy damage. It was felt as far away as New Delhi, the Indian capital, some 1,200 kilometers (about 740 miles) away, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported there. A provincial official in Baluchistan, Additional Home Secretary Zahid bin Maqsood, put the death toll at 210 and said 375 people had been injured, while a spokesman for the provincial government, Jan Mohammad Bulaidi, put the death toll at 238 - conflicting figures likely due to the difficulty in contacting local officials and people in the remote region. “We need more tents, more medicine and more food,” said Bulaidi. He described a horrific scene of people who lost limbs in the quake and who will need to be sent to hospitals in major cities of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, and Karachi along the Arabian Sea. The quake flattened wide swathes of Awaran, the district where it was centered. Most of the victims were killed when their houses collapsed. Local Pakistani TV channels showed images of devastated villages in remote areas. Houses made mostly of mud and handmade bricks had collapsed, walls and roofs caved in and people’s possessions scattered on the ground.

Death toll in Mexican floods, slides rises to 130

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MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll from last week’s floods and mudslides has risen to 130, after eight more bodies were found buried in a landslide. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said Tuesday that the latest bodies were recovered in Acatepec, a small town in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero. Guerrero was the state hit hardest by Tropical Storm Manuel. Soldiers and emergency workers are still seeking bodies in the biggest mudslide, which smashed into the Guerrero hamlet of La Pintada. A total of 68 people are believed to have died there, although few of their bodies have been recovered. While Manuel was doing most of the damage last week, Hurricane Ingrid hit Mexico’s Gulf coast at the same time, also causing floods and landslides.

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Residents use small boats and jet skis to evacuate and remove their belongings from flooded areas during heavy rain in the town of Titxla de Guerrero, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

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INDONESIA Indonesia ratifies Nagoya Protocol, Rotterdam Convention Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian parliament recently ratified the Nagoya Protocol on the usage of biological diversity and the Rotterdam Convention, which promotes shared responsibilities on the import of hazardous chemicals. During the UN General Assembly Session in New York last September 24, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa handed down the two instruments of ratification to the UN. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity aim to provide a transparent legal framework to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. The protocol was adopted on October 29, 2010, in Nagoya, Ja-

pan, and will come into force 90 days after the fiftieth instrument of ratification. Its objective is to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources, thereby contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Indonesia is the 21st country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol. To protocol requires the ratification by 29 more countries before it can be fully implemented. Meanwhile, the Rotterdam Convention aims to promote shared responsibility over the trade of certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in the international arena.

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A vendor waits for customers at her stall that sells spices, at Senen market in Central Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Indonesia welcomes US decision on Syria British woman being tried in drug case Associated Press

SURABAYA — A British woman is being tried for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs into Indonesia’s second-largest city and could face the death penalty if convicted, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Andrea Ruth Waldeck, 43, was arrested in April after authorities found 1,472 grams (52 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine — known here as Shabu Shabu — in her underwear at her hotel room in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, said state prosecutor Deddy Agus Oktavianto. He said police had followed Waldeck out of Surabaya’s international airport after receiving a tip that she was carrying the drugs. The trial started Monday at

Surabaya’s district court. Waldeck, a teacher from southern England, could face a firing squad if found guilty, Oktavianto said. Waldeck told authorities that her boyfriend, who lives in China, had ordered her to bring the drugs to a man in Indonesia, the prosecutor said. She is expected to give a statement in the next court hearing on Monday. Last month, Indonesia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali. Indonesia has very strict drug laws. More than 140 people are on death row for drug crimes, a third of them foreigners.

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NEW YORK - Indonesia has welcomed the United States’ decision to finally give diplomatic efforts a chance to help settle the Syrian conflict. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said on Tuesday that the U.S.’s decision was certainly in line with the calls made by a number of leaders from various countries, including Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during the recent G20 summit held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Indonesia, Natalegawa said, was one of the countries that had always stated that a compromise would help settle the Syrian problem. “The option is not always between ‘not to act’ and to act by hitting Syria with force’ but can also lie in diplomacy,” he pointed out after attending the inauguration of the general debate at the 68th U.N. General Assembly. “We think it (the call) it was an important factor, following which diplomatic efforts made by the U.S. and Russia had helped reach an agreement on chemical weapons destruction,” he added. In his speech at the opening of the debate, U.S. President Barack Obama warned that the U.S. would remain prepared for military action to protect its interests in context of Syria’s chemical arsenal.

However, he also said that a diplomatic solution was better, “so long as it is supported by credible threat of military action.” Obama also urged the U.N. Security Council to assure that Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles would actually be destroyed in line with international laws. Meanwhile, Natalegawa stated that the country was satisfied that a diplomatic process was being used for a resolution of the chemical weapons issue in Syria. The first deadline involving Syria’s declaration of the size of its chemical weapons stockpile and its location was met by the Syrian government on Friday. What needed to be closely monitored, Natalegawa noted, was that the efforts aimed at finding a diplomatic solution were really followed. “It must be assured that these efforts will not result in a deadlock at the U.N. Security Council. That is what we have to pay attention to,” he stated. Natalegawa further said that he would convey Indonesia’s view in his bilateral meetings with his Syrian counterpart, Walid Muallem, as well as with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, which are scheduled to be held on Friday.


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Oracle wins 7th straight in America’s Cup

Bali Museum IBP

Strategically located in Major Wisnu Street in Denpasar Bali and it is find it due to the location is in the heart town. In the north side there are glorious temple of Jagatnatha, meanwhile in front of it the Puputan Badung (Badung Courtyard) and four face statue (Catur Muka Statue) are located. The development of Bali Museum is begun by the existence of initiative how to vitally the heritage of Balinese culture and taking care of, preserve and maintaining. The initiative is based on the existence of feeling to worry, that there is symptom a kind of culture erosion, so that the cultural heritage become totally disappeared, lose, what omit only photograph and documentations. The object collections which are kept in Bali Museum can be classified become the prehistoric object collection like: the Grave Petrify (sarkopag), the object collection coming from history era like: stupika clay containing superstitious formula Ye Te, the bronze statues (Hindu and Budha statues) and ethnography object collection like Keris, Endek Cloth, and religious ceremony equipments (Sangku, Cecepan and Sidakarya mask).

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SAN FRANCISCO - The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA saw to that by extending their almost unimaginable winning streak to seven on Tuesday to force a winner-take-all finale against Emirates Team New Zealand. Oracle came through a wild start with two collisions to win Race 17, and then sped past the Kiwis after they made a tactical error to give up the lead in Race 18 in strong wind. All but defeated a week ago, Oracle Team USA tied the faltering Kiwis 8-8 on the scoreboard by winning its 10th race overall. Oracle was docked two points for illegally modifying boats in warmup regattas and Dirk de Ridder, who trimmed the 131-foot wing sail, was disqualified. If it hadn’t been hit with the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA’s sailors would be hoisting the oldest trophy in international sports in victory and spraying each other with champagne. Instead, the epic 19th race is scheduled

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Oracle Team USA, left, and Emirates Team New Zealand compete during the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA won the 17th and 18th races on Tuesday to even the series.

for Wednesday, weather-permitting, on San Francisco Bay. Either Oracle will finish one of the greatest comebacks in sports history or Team New Zealand, marooned on match point for the past week, will get the win it needs to claim the Auld Mug for the second time in 18 years and ease the nerves of the 4.5 million residents of the island nation. Oracle has gotten faster as it’s made changes to its black cat every night in its big boatshed on Pier 80 and has steadily learned to sail it better under the watchful eye of team CEO Russell Coutts, a fourtime America’s Cup winner. But there’s a bigger reason Oracle is still alive. “Never giving up,” Spithill said. The 34-year-old Australian has been almost defiant in leading his well-funded, deep team after it was penalized just four days before the sailing began. “I really feel it’s because we’ve been through such hard times in this campaign that it’s prepared us for this situation,” Spithill said. “I spoke yesterday a lot about the capsize and stuff like that and what went on before this regatta. This team has just been through so much and some incredibly difficult times. Those were key moments, we needed those key moments to prepare us as a team.”

Webber denies he interacted with marshals in ‘taxi ride’ incident Mark Webber has denied that he had any interaction with the Singapore Grand Prix marshals when he climbed aboard Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari for the ‘taxi ride’ that earned him a controversial reprimand. As part of its explanation of the stewards’ decision, the FIA said that Webber did not have permission from the marshals to go onto the track, and that this was the key element in the decision to punish him. AUTOSPORT understands that in the marshals’ report issued to the stewards they stated that instructions were given to Webber for him not to enter the track. However, Webber may not have heard them over the noise of cars as he was already running towards the circuit. The regula-

tions demand that drivers can only go on track if they have permission from marshals. Webber took to his Twitter account on Tuesday morning to criticise the ruling and insist that he had not heard the marshals’ instructions. CCTV footage issued by the FIA showed marshals at the corner gesticulating at Webber to stop. “For @alo_oficial [Alonso] and me to receive reprimands for our actions after the race it is comical to say the least,” he wrote. “Great moment, and fans loved it. “And while I’m at it, contrary to reports, there was no interaction at all with any track officials after we put the fire out.” Alonso was also reprimanded as the race officials judged that he had

stopped in a dangerous manner when he collected Webber. As Webber’s reprimand was his third of the year, he automatically received a 10-place grid penalty for the next race in Korea. AUTOSPORT revealed on Monday that the FIA would now advise Formula 1 drivers not to give stranded rivals passenger rides in the manner Alonso had with Webber. Both Webber and Alonso mocked the decision on their Twitter feeds during Tuesday. Webber retweeted a photo montage of other F1 driver taxi rides from history, and drew attention to Singapore GP stewards’ driver representative Derek Warwick riding on Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari in 1988, while Alonso tweeted a mocked-up poster for the film Taxi featuring his and Webber’s faces.

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Red Bull driver Mark Webber, background centre, of Australia jumps off the side of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain’s car after hitching a ride into the pit lane, at the end of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.


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LONDON - Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas scored their first goals for Manchester City who avenged last season’s shock FA Cup final defeat by Wi g a n Athletic with a 5-0 victory i n t h e

BERLIN — Borussia Dortmund needed extra time to grind out a 2-0 win at second-division 1860 Munich in the second round of the German Cup on Tuesday. further, there’s absolutely no quibbling about that,” said 1860 coach Friedhelm Funkel. Elsewhere, Wolfsburg defeated second-division Aalen 2-0 at home, Augsburg won 3-0 at third-division Preussen Muenster, and seconddivision SV Sandhausen eliminated the lowest-ranked remaining side by winning 3-1 at fourth-tier Wiedenbrueck. Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 at third-division Arminia Bielefeld, thanks to second-half goals from Son Heung-min and Sidney Sam. Second-division Cologne provided the only surprise of the night with a 1-0 win at Mainz, with former player Marcel Risse scoring for the visitors. Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored for Hamburger SV to beat seconddivision Greuther Fuerth 1-0 at home, and Hoffenheim needed extra-time to defeat second-division Energie Cottbus 3-0. The 18-year-old Niklas Suele opened the scoring, before Roberto Firmino and Sven Schipplock settled it for the home side.

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon celebrates after teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Armenia scored their side’s second goal during the German soccer cup second round match between TSV 1860 Munich and Borussia Dortmund, in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Barcelona beats Real Sociedad 4-1

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MADRID — Neymar scored his first league goal and helped Barcelona ease past Real Sociedad 4-1 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and stay perfect after six rounds. Atletico Madrid also stayed perfect thanks to goals by Diego Costa in a 2-1 win against Osasuna, giving it 18 points, although Barcelona stay top with its better goal differential. Neymar opened the scoring in the fourth minute before two more goals from Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets inside 25 minutes left Real Sociedad reeling at the Camp Nou. The Brazil forward made the most of hesitation between two Sociedad defenders and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to rush forward and poke the ball home for his first goal since joining the champions in the close season for 57 million euros ($76 million), . “It doesn’t matter that it was a scrambled goal, what is

important is that it went in,” said Neymar. “The team is getting better all the time.” Messi lunged headlong four minutes later to score past Bravo from Neymar’s cross for his seventh league goal this season. A minute later Bravo was forced to sprint forward and punch away a head-high ball as Neymar arrived alone into the penalty area. Sociedad captain Xabier Prieto fell to the ground clutching his right thigh and had to be substituted in midfield by Imanol Agirretxe in the 21st. Busquets scored Barcelona’s third two minutes later after the ball had bounced off the crossbar from Messi’s close-range shot. Mascherano was substituted at half time by Marc Bartra, and Barcelona upped the pressure on Bravo, who was forced to save twice and watch another shot go just over the bar in a 10-minute spell. Sociedad pulled one back when Agruirretxe beat Gerard Pique and passed the ball across the goalmouth for Alberto

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Jovetic opens Man City account in rout of Wigan

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Dortmund made the breakthrough in the 105th minute with a penalty from substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Marco Reus was fouled by 1860 midfielder Dominik Stahl, who was sent off, and Aubameyang sent goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly the wrong way. Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed the victory in the 107th when he rounded the goalkeeper, cut inside a defender and slotted to the empty net, after a fine run and cross from Jonas Hofmann. “120 minutes — we’d like to have avoided that,” said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp with his eye on upcoming Bundesliga and Champions League games. “We wanted to progress, did that. All good.” Dortmund made hard work of its chances, striking the post or crossbar four times — twice in extra-time. Altogether, the visitors dominated possession, with 40 shots on goal compared to 1860’s two, 18 corners compared to the home side’s one, and 14 crosses versus three. “Dortmund are deservedly a round

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de la Bella to tap into goal past a stranded Victor Valdes in the 64th. “One of our starting premises was not to allow them to score in the first few minutes, which is something we’ve done in other years, and look what happened,” said de la Bella. “Playing like this in the Camp Nou makes it very difficult for us.” In the 76th minute, Messi dribbled past three defenders before crossing to Bartra who flicked the ball into goal to complete the rout. Costa scored his sixth league goal of the season for Atletico when he deftly flicked in a cross in the 18th and he then doubled his tally with a sublime header from a Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion assist in the 25th. Oriol Rieira pulled one back for Osasuna in the 43rd. Atletico coach Diego Simeone chose to rest striker David Villa and began with an all-Brazillian attack of Baptistao and Diego Costa.

League Cup third round on Tuesday. Montenegro striker Jovetic, signed for 25 million pounds ($39.96 million) from Fiorentina in the close season, scored twice on a night when fellow Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also eased into the next round. Fernando Torres started for Chelsea and scored their first goal in a 2-0 win at League One (third tier) Swindon Town while Jermain Defoe, who is also often left on the bench, made the most of his outing at Aston Villa with a brace in a 4-0 victory. Everton, the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, squandered a lead at Fulham for whom Darren Bent clinched a 2-1 win. In another all top-flight tie West Ham United beat Cardiff City 3-2 at Upton Park with a late winner from Ricardo Vaz Te after t h e visitors h a d battled back from 2-0 down. Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat by Wigan at Wembley in May led to manager Roberto Mancini being shown the door and Chilean Manuel Pellegrini taking his place at the Etihad Stadium. Wigan, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, also have a new man in charge in Owen Coyle but never threatened a repeat of their FA Cup heroics. AP Photo/Jon Super

Edin Dzeko put City ahead after 33 minutes and Jovetic scored from close range to make it 2-0 on the hour. Yaya Toure curled in a free kick for City’s third before Jovetic, who will be hoping to put a dent in England’s World Cup hopes next month, headed his second. Spain winger Navas then wrapped up an easy win for City who made 10 changes to the side that thrashed champions Manchester United in the Premier League at the weekend. “We can change names but, for me, it was important to see today the same team we saw on Sunday - the same philosophy, the same intensity and, of course, scoring 12 goals in a week is very important,” Pellegrini said. WHOLESALE CHANGES

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho also made wholesale changes to his side with Juan Mata, David Luiz and Torres, none of whom were in the squad for the win against Fulham on Saturday, coming in. Torres pounced in the 29th minute when Mata’s shot was turned into his path by Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham. The Spain striker then played an astute pass to Brazilian midfielder Ramires whose silky finish gave Chelsea some breathing space. Tottenham, who host Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League, warmed up with a convincing display at Villa as they registered an eighth win in nine matches in all competitions. Defoe headed Spurs in front from Lewis Holtby’s clever lobbed pass and their Brazil midfielder Paulinho hooked in a second from Holtby’s corner shortly after the interval. Belgium winger Nacer Chadli got his first Tottenham goal before Defoe completed the rout from Holtby’s assist late on. Sunderland earned some respite in their first match since Sunday’s sacking of their controversial Italian manager Paolo di Canio, winning 2-0 at home to third tier Peterborough.

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic celebrates after scoring against Wigan Athletic during their English League Cup soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013.

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Paris Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden controls the ball during their French League One soccer match against Monaco, Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France.

Ibrahimovic to stay at PSG until 2016 Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, tying him to the French club until 2016. Ibrahimovic was signed from AC Milan before the start of last season in a deal worth an estimated 20 million euros ($25 million), He was the league’s top goalscorer, with his 30 goals helping PSG to its first title since 1994. Ibrahimovic says Tuesday “I don’t see a more ambitious club in Europe than Paris Saint-Germain.” The 31-year-old Sweden striker, who has also played for Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona, adds “my wish is that Paris Saint-Germain is my last big club. This club is like me: the dream is never big enough.” Ibrahimovic was also top goalscorer twice in Italy, where he won four Serie A titles.

AC Milan won’t appeal Balotelli’s 3-match ban

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MILAN — AC Milan will not appeal striker Mario Balotelli’s three-match ban. On Monday, the Serie A club said it would appeal both Balotelli’s ban for insulting a referee and the decision to close a section of the stadium for a match after racist chanting. However, after receiving official documents pertaining to the decisions, the club announced on Tuesday that it will only appeal against the closure of its Curva Sud. “Mario is no longer a child, he is 23 years old and he has to change,” Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “He is a potential champion but he has to stop certain attitudes towards referees. “I believe Mario has enough good sense and capacity to understand that it’s an important year and that he is in a situation in which he cannot make a mistake. Until now Mario has always behaved well. Sunday he made a mistake, I hope that will serve as a lesson to him. I believe I can give him a hand, but he needs to help himself too.” Balotelli, who missed a penalty and scored in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Napoli, was given a second booking after the final whistle for his protests. The Italy striker automatically received a one-match ban for that red card and was suspended for a further two matches the following day. He will miss the games against Bologna, Sampdoria and Juventus. Balotelli may also be left out of the Italy squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Denmark on Oct. 11 and Armenia four days later. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has previously dropped players who have breached his strict code of behavior.


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LONDON - Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas scored their first goals for Manchester City who avenged last season’s shock FA Cup final defeat by Wi g a n Athletic with a 5-0 victory i n t h e

BERLIN — Borussia Dortmund needed extra time to grind out a 2-0 win at second-division 1860 Munich in the second round of the German Cup on Tuesday. further, there’s absolutely no quibbling about that,” said 1860 coach Friedhelm Funkel. Elsewhere, Wolfsburg defeated second-division Aalen 2-0 at home, Augsburg won 3-0 at third-division Preussen Muenster, and seconddivision SV Sandhausen eliminated the lowest-ranked remaining side by winning 3-1 at fourth-tier Wiedenbrueck. Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 at third-division Arminia Bielefeld, thanks to second-half goals from Son Heung-min and Sidney Sam. Second-division Cologne provided the only surprise of the night with a 1-0 win at Mainz, with former player Marcel Risse scoring for the visitors. Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored for Hamburger SV to beat seconddivision Greuther Fuerth 1-0 at home, and Hoffenheim needed extra-time to defeat second-division Energie Cottbus 3-0. The 18-year-old Niklas Suele opened the scoring, before Roberto Firmino and Sven Schipplock settled it for the home side.

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader

Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon celebrates after teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Armenia scored their side’s second goal during the German soccer cup second round match between TSV 1860 Munich and Borussia Dortmund, in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Barcelona beats Real Sociedad 4-1

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MADRID — Neymar scored his first league goal and helped Barcelona ease past Real Sociedad 4-1 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and stay perfect after six rounds. Atletico Madrid also stayed perfect thanks to goals by Diego Costa in a 2-1 win against Osasuna, giving it 18 points, although Barcelona stay top with its better goal differential. Neymar opened the scoring in the fourth minute before two more goals from Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets inside 25 minutes left Real Sociedad reeling at the Camp Nou. The Brazil forward made the most of hesitation between two Sociedad defenders and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to rush forward and poke the ball home for his first goal since joining the champions in the close season for 57 million euros ($76 million), . “It doesn’t matter that it was a scrambled goal, what is

important is that it went in,” said Neymar. “The team is getting better all the time.” Messi lunged headlong four minutes later to score past Bravo from Neymar’s cross for his seventh league goal this season. A minute later Bravo was forced to sprint forward and punch away a head-high ball as Neymar arrived alone into the penalty area. Sociedad captain Xabier Prieto fell to the ground clutching his right thigh and had to be substituted in midfield by Imanol Agirretxe in the 21st. Busquets scored Barcelona’s third two minutes later after the ball had bounced off the crossbar from Messi’s close-range shot. Mascherano was substituted at half time by Marc Bartra, and Barcelona upped the pressure on Bravo, who was forced to save twice and watch another shot go just over the bar in a 10-minute spell. Sociedad pulled one back when Agruirretxe beat Gerard Pique and passed the ball across the goalmouth for Alberto

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Jovetic opens Man City account in rout of Wigan

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Dortmund made the breakthrough in the 105th minute with a penalty from substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Marco Reus was fouled by 1860 midfielder Dominik Stahl, who was sent off, and Aubameyang sent goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly the wrong way. Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed the victory in the 107th when he rounded the goalkeeper, cut inside a defender and slotted to the empty net, after a fine run and cross from Jonas Hofmann. “120 minutes — we’d like to have avoided that,” said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp with his eye on upcoming Bundesliga and Champions League games. “We wanted to progress, did that. All good.” Dortmund made hard work of its chances, striking the post or crossbar four times — twice in extra-time. Altogether, the visitors dominated possession, with 40 shots on goal compared to 1860’s two, 18 corners compared to the home side’s one, and 14 crosses versus three. “Dortmund are deservedly a round

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de la Bella to tap into goal past a stranded Victor Valdes in the 64th. “One of our starting premises was not to allow them to score in the first few minutes, which is something we’ve done in other years, and look what happened,” said de la Bella. “Playing like this in the Camp Nou makes it very difficult for us.” In the 76th minute, Messi dribbled past three defenders before crossing to Bartra who flicked the ball into goal to complete the rout. Costa scored his sixth league goal of the season for Atletico when he deftly flicked in a cross in the 18th and he then doubled his tally with a sublime header from a Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion assist in the 25th. Oriol Rieira pulled one back for Osasuna in the 43rd. Atletico coach Diego Simeone chose to rest striker David Villa and began with an all-Brazillian attack of Baptistao and Diego Costa.

League Cup third round on Tuesday. Montenegro striker Jovetic, signed for 25 million pounds ($39.96 million) from Fiorentina in the close season, scored twice on a night when fellow Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also eased into the next round. Fernando Torres started for Chelsea and scored their first goal in a 2-0 win at League One (third tier) Swindon Town while Jermain Defoe, who is also often left on the bench, made the most of his outing at Aston Villa with a brace in a 4-0 victory. Everton, the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, squandered a lead at Fulham for whom Darren Bent clinched a 2-1 win. In another all top-flight tie West Ham United beat Cardiff City 3-2 at Upton Park with a late winner from Ricardo Vaz Te after t h e visitors h a d battled back from 2-0 down. Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat by Wigan at Wembley in May led to manager Roberto Mancini being shown the door and Chilean Manuel Pellegrini taking his place at the Etihad Stadium. Wigan, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, also have a new man in charge in Owen Coyle but never threatened a repeat of their FA Cup heroics. AP Photo/Jon Super

Edin Dzeko put City ahead after 33 minutes and Jovetic scored from close range to make it 2-0 on the hour. Yaya Toure curled in a free kick for City’s third before Jovetic, who will be hoping to put a dent in England’s World Cup hopes next month, headed his second. Spain winger Navas then wrapped up an easy win for City who made 10 changes to the side that thrashed champions Manchester United in the Premier League at the weekend. “We can change names but, for me, it was important to see today the same team we saw on Sunday - the same philosophy, the same intensity and, of course, scoring 12 goals in a week is very important,” Pellegrini said. WHOLESALE CHANGES

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho also made wholesale changes to his side with Juan Mata, David Luiz and Torres, none of whom were in the squad for the win against Fulham on Saturday, coming in. Torres pounced in the 29th minute when Mata’s shot was turned into his path by Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham. The Spain striker then played an astute pass to Brazilian midfielder Ramires whose silky finish gave Chelsea some breathing space. Tottenham, who host Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League, warmed up with a convincing display at Villa as they registered an eighth win in nine matches in all competitions. Defoe headed Spurs in front from Lewis Holtby’s clever lobbed pass and their Brazil midfielder Paulinho hooked in a second from Holtby’s corner shortly after the interval. Belgium winger Nacer Chadli got his first Tottenham goal before Defoe completed the rout from Holtby’s assist late on. Sunderland earned some respite in their first match since Sunday’s sacking of their controversial Italian manager Paolo di Canio, winning 2-0 at home to third tier Peterborough.

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic celebrates after scoring against Wigan Athletic during their English League Cup soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013.

AP Photo/Jacques Brinon

Paris Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden controls the ball during their French League One soccer match against Monaco, Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France.

Ibrahimovic to stay at PSG until 2016 Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, tying him to the French club until 2016. Ibrahimovic was signed from AC Milan before the start of last season in a deal worth an estimated 20 million euros ($25 million), He was the league’s top goalscorer, with his 30 goals helping PSG to its first title since 1994. Ibrahimovic says Tuesday “I don’t see a more ambitious club in Europe than Paris Saint-Germain.” The 31-year-old Sweden striker, who has also played for Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona, adds “my wish is that Paris Saint-Germain is my last big club. This club is like me: the dream is never big enough.” Ibrahimovic was also top goalscorer twice in Italy, where he won four Serie A titles.

AC Milan won’t appeal Balotelli’s 3-match ban

Associated Press Writer

MILAN — AC Milan will not appeal striker Mario Balotelli’s three-match ban. On Monday, the Serie A club said it would appeal both Balotelli’s ban for insulting a referee and the decision to close a section of the stadium for a match after racist chanting. However, after receiving official documents pertaining to the decisions, the club announced on Tuesday that it will only appeal against the closure of its Curva Sud. “Mario is no longer a child, he is 23 years old and he has to change,” Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “He is a potential champion but he has to stop certain attitudes towards referees. “I believe Mario has enough good sense and capacity to understand that it’s an important year and that he is in a situation in which he cannot make a mistake. Until now Mario has always behaved well. Sunday he made a mistake, I hope that will serve as a lesson to him. I believe I can give him a hand, but he needs to help himself too.” Balotelli, who missed a penalty and scored in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Napoli, was given a second booking after the final whistle for his protests. The Italy striker automatically received a one-match ban for that red card and was suspended for a further two matches the following day. He will miss the games against Bologna, Sampdoria and Juventus. Balotelli may also be left out of the Italy squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Denmark on Oct. 11 and Armenia four days later. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has previously dropped players who have breached his strict code of behavior.


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Oracle wins 7th straight in America’s Cup

Bali Museum IBP

Strategically located in Major Wisnu Street in Denpasar Bali and it is find it due to the location is in the heart town. In the north side there are glorious temple of Jagatnatha, meanwhile in front of it the Puputan Badung (Badung Courtyard) and four face statue (Catur Muka Statue) are located. The development of Bali Museum is begun by the existence of initiative how to vitally the heritage of Balinese culture and taking care of, preserve and maintaining. The initiative is based on the existence of feeling to worry, that there is symptom a kind of culture erosion, so that the cultural heritage become totally disappeared, lose, what omit only photograph and documentations. The object collections which are kept in Bali Museum can be classified become the prehistoric object collection like: the Grave Petrify (sarkopag), the object collection coming from history era like: stupika clay containing superstitious formula Ye Te, the bronze statues (Hindu and Budha statues) and ethnography object collection like Keris, Endek Cloth, and religious ceremony equipments (Sangku, Cecepan and Sidakarya mask).

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SAN FRANCISCO - The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA saw to that by extending their almost unimaginable winning streak to seven on Tuesday to force a winner-take-all finale against Emirates Team New Zealand. Oracle came through a wild start with two collisions to win Race 17, and then sped past the Kiwis after they made a tactical error to give up the lead in Race 18 in strong wind. All but defeated a week ago, Oracle Team USA tied the faltering Kiwis 8-8 on the scoreboard by winning its 10th race overall. Oracle was docked two points for illegally modifying boats in warmup regattas and Dirk de Ridder, who trimmed the 131-foot wing sail, was disqualified. If it hadn’t been hit with the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA’s sailors would be hoisting the oldest trophy in international sports in victory and spraying each other with champagne. Instead, the epic 19th race is scheduled

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Oracle Team USA, left, and Emirates Team New Zealand compete during the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA won the 17th and 18th races on Tuesday to even the series.

for Wednesday, weather-permitting, on San Francisco Bay. Either Oracle will finish one of the greatest comebacks in sports history or Team New Zealand, marooned on match point for the past week, will get the win it needs to claim the Auld Mug for the second time in 18 years and ease the nerves of the 4.5 million residents of the island nation. Oracle has gotten faster as it’s made changes to its black cat every night in its big boatshed on Pier 80 and has steadily learned to sail it better under the watchful eye of team CEO Russell Coutts, a fourtime America’s Cup winner. But there’s a bigger reason Oracle is still alive. “Never giving up,” Spithill said. The 34-year-old Australian has been almost defiant in leading his well-funded, deep team after it was penalized just four days before the sailing began. “I really feel it’s because we’ve been through such hard times in this campaign that it’s prepared us for this situation,” Spithill said. “I spoke yesterday a lot about the capsize and stuff like that and what went on before this regatta. This team has just been through so much and some incredibly difficult times. Those were key moments, we needed those key moments to prepare us as a team.”

Webber denies he interacted with marshals in ‘taxi ride’ incident Mark Webber has denied that he had any interaction with the Singapore Grand Prix marshals when he climbed aboard Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari for the ‘taxi ride’ that earned him a controversial reprimand. As part of its explanation of the stewards’ decision, the FIA said that Webber did not have permission from the marshals to go onto the track, and that this was the key element in the decision to punish him. AUTOSPORT understands that in the marshals’ report issued to the stewards they stated that instructions were given to Webber for him not to enter the track. However, Webber may not have heard them over the noise of cars as he was already running towards the circuit. The regula-

tions demand that drivers can only go on track if they have permission from marshals. Webber took to his Twitter account on Tuesday morning to criticise the ruling and insist that he had not heard the marshals’ instructions. CCTV footage issued by the FIA showed marshals at the corner gesticulating at Webber to stop. “For @alo_oficial [Alonso] and me to receive reprimands for our actions after the race it is comical to say the least,” he wrote. “Great moment, and fans loved it. “And while I’m at it, contrary to reports, there was no interaction at all with any track officials after we put the fire out.” Alonso was also reprimanded as the race officials judged that he had

stopped in a dangerous manner when he collected Webber. As Webber’s reprimand was his third of the year, he automatically received a 10-place grid penalty for the next race in Korea. AUTOSPORT revealed on Monday that the FIA would now advise Formula 1 drivers not to give stranded rivals passenger rides in the manner Alonso had with Webber. Both Webber and Alonso mocked the decision on their Twitter feeds during Tuesday. Webber retweeted a photo montage of other F1 driver taxi rides from history, and drew attention to Singapore GP stewards’ driver representative Derek Warwick riding on Gerhard Berger’s Ferrari in 1988, while Alonso tweeted a mocked-up poster for the film Taxi featuring his and Webber’s faces.

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Red Bull driver Mark Webber, background centre, of Australia jumps off the side of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain’s car after hitching a ride into the pit lane, at the end of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.


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Massive quake in southwest Pakistan kills 210 Associated Press Writer

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FILE - In this April 24, 2009 file photo, a coca farmer walks on drying coca leaves as his family looks on in Omaya in Peru’s Apurimac valley.

Peru now No. 1 in coca leaf, displacing Colombia

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LIMA, Peru - Peru has displaced Colombia as the world’s leading producer of coca leaf, although it succeeded for the first time in seven years in cutting output of the illicit plant used to make cocaine, the United Nations said Tuesday. Peru cut its area under coca cultivation to 241 square miles (62,500 hectares), a decrease of 3.4 percent from 2011, the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime said. The agency had already said last month that Colombia’s crop was down 25 percent to 185 square miles (48,000 hectares), but it held off until now with word that Peru had regained the distinction as the world’s No. 1 coca leaf source that it had not held since the mid-1990s. Peru counterdrug agency chief Carmen Masias said Colombia had the advantage of more than $6 billion in U.S. aid beginning in 2000 in trimming its coca crop. And unlike Colombia, Peru’s eradication of drug crops is manual. In Colombia, U.S. contractors spray herbicide. But while U.S. aid to Colombia decreases, it is on the rise in Peru. More than $55 million in U.S. counterdrug assistance that includes airlift and alternative development helped Peru

eradicate 54 square miles (14,000 hectares) of coca last year, and that amount was doubled to $100 million this year, half of Washington’s total assistance to Peru, officials said. Unlike Colombia, most cocaine produced in Peru is exported not to The United States but to Brazil, Argentina and Europe. Much of it is smuggled by air and land through Bolivia, the world’s No. 3 coca-producing country with a crop about a third the size of Peru’s. Drug policy experts caution that a greater area under cultivation does not necessarily mean more cocaine production. Higher-yielding coca hybrids and improved refining techniques, at which Colombians are especially adept, are also factors. President Ollanta Humala made battling illicit narcotics a priority when he took office in 2011. He embraced expanded U.S. counterdrug assistance and also dedicated Peruvian funds

to eradication for the first time - $11 million in 2012. Masias said Peru would likely double that next year. Humala has in addition had success against Shining Path rebel remnants that protected drug traffickers in the Upper Huallaga Valley, the cradle of Peru’s cocaine trade. It captured a top rebel there last year and is prosecuting a former congresswoman from the region for alleged drug trafficking. The U.N. says Peru reduced the Upper Huallaga coca crop by 23 percent last year. However, coca plantations have sprung up in a new region - the Amazon jungle state of Loreto bordering Brazil and Colombia, where the U.N. said the crop was up 73 percent from 2011. The region with the most coca in Peru - the Valley of the Ene and Apurimac rivers known as the VRAE- has some 20 percent of the crop and a strong rebel presence.

QUETTA, Pakistan - Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a massive earthquake in southwestern Pakistan the day before as the death toll rose overnight to 210. The earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the huge tremor, said Pakistani officials. The magnitude 7.7 quake struck in the remote district of Awaran in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on Tuesday afternoon. Such a quake is considered major, capable of widespread and heavy damage. It was felt as far away as New Delhi, the Indian capital, some 1,200 kilometers (about 740 miles) away, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported there. A provincial official in Baluchistan, Additional Home Secretary Zahid bin Maqsood, put the death toll at 210 and said 375 people had been injured, while a spokesman for the provincial government, Jan Mohammad Bulaidi, put the death toll at 238 - conflicting figures likely due to the difficulty in contacting local officials and people in the remote region. “We need more tents, more medicine and more food,” said Bulaidi. He described a horrific scene of people who lost limbs in the quake and who will need to be sent to hospitals in major cities of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, and Karachi along the Arabian Sea. The quake flattened wide swathes of Awaran, the district where it was centered. Most of the victims were killed when their houses collapsed. Local Pakistani TV channels showed images of devastated villages in remote areas. Houses made mostly of mud and handmade bricks had collapsed, walls and roofs caved in and people’s possessions scattered on the ground.

Death toll in Mexican floods, slides rises to 130

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MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll from last week’s floods and mudslides has risen to 130, after eight more bodies were found buried in a landslide. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said Tuesday that the latest bodies were recovered in Acatepec, a small town in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero. Guerrero was the state hit hardest by Tropical Storm Manuel. Soldiers and emergency workers are still seeking bodies in the biggest mudslide, which smashed into the Guerrero hamlet of La Pintada. A total of 68 people are believed to have died there, although few of their bodies have been recovered. While Manuel was doing most of the damage last week, Hurricane Ingrid hit Mexico’s Gulf coast at the same time, also causing floods and landslides.

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Residents use small boats and jet skis to evacuate and remove their belongings from flooded areas during heavy rain in the town of Titxla de Guerrero, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

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INDONESIA Indonesia ratifies Nagoya Protocol, Rotterdam Convention Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian parliament recently ratified the Nagoya Protocol on the usage of biological diversity and the Rotterdam Convention, which promotes shared responsibilities on the import of hazardous chemicals. During the UN General Assembly Session in New York last September 24, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa handed down the two instruments of ratification to the UN. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity aim to provide a transparent legal framework to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. The protocol was adopted on October 29, 2010, in Nagoya, Ja-

pan, and will come into force 90 days after the fiftieth instrument of ratification. Its objective is to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources, thereby contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Indonesia is the 21st country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol. To protocol requires the ratification by 29 more countries before it can be fully implemented. Meanwhile, the Rotterdam Convention aims to promote shared responsibility over the trade of certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in the international arena.

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A vendor waits for customers at her stall that sells spices, at Senen market in Central Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Indonesia welcomes US decision on Syria British woman being tried in drug case Associated Press

SURABAYA — A British woman is being tried for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs into Indonesia’s second-largest city and could face the death penalty if convicted, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Andrea Ruth Waldeck, 43, was arrested in April after authorities found 1,472 grams (52 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine — known here as Shabu Shabu — in her underwear at her hotel room in Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, said state prosecutor Deddy Agus Oktavianto. He said police had followed Waldeck out of Surabaya’s international airport after receiving a tip that she was carrying the drugs. The trial started Monday at

Surabaya’s district court. Waldeck, a teacher from southern England, could face a firing squad if found guilty, Oktavianto said. Waldeck told authorities that her boyfriend, who lives in China, had ordered her to bring the drugs to a man in Indonesia, the prosecutor said. She is expected to give a statement in the next court hearing on Monday. Last month, Indonesia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali. Indonesia has very strict drug laws. More than 140 people are on death row for drug crimes, a third of them foreigners.

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NEW YORK - Indonesia has welcomed the United States’ decision to finally give diplomatic efforts a chance to help settle the Syrian conflict. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said on Tuesday that the U.S.’s decision was certainly in line with the calls made by a number of leaders from various countries, including Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during the recent G20 summit held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Indonesia, Natalegawa said, was one of the countries that had always stated that a compromise would help settle the Syrian problem. “The option is not always between ‘not to act’ and to act by hitting Syria with force’ but can also lie in diplomacy,” he pointed out after attending the inauguration of the general debate at the 68th U.N. General Assembly. “We think it (the call) it was an important factor, following which diplomatic efforts made by the U.S. and Russia had helped reach an agreement on chemical weapons destruction,” he added. In his speech at the opening of the debate, U.S. President Barack Obama warned that the U.S. would remain prepared for military action to protect its interests in context of Syria’s chemical arsenal.

However, he also said that a diplomatic solution was better, “so long as it is supported by credible threat of military action.” Obama also urged the U.N. Security Council to assure that Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles would actually be destroyed in line with international laws. Meanwhile, Natalegawa stated that the country was satisfied that a diplomatic process was being used for a resolution of the chemical weapons issue in Syria. The first deadline involving Syria’s declaration of the size of its chemical weapons stockpile and its location was met by the Syrian government on Friday. What needed to be closely monitored, Natalegawa noted, was that the efforts aimed at finding a diplomatic solution were really followed. “It must be assured that these efforts will not result in a deadlock at the U.N. Security Council. That is what we have to pay attention to,” he stated. Natalegawa further said that he would convey Indonesia’s view in his bilateral meetings with his Syrian counterpart, Walid Muallem, as well as with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, which are scheduled to be held on Friday.


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Bali Cultural Congress II Preserves subak as a world cultural heritage

European recovery reawakens interest in IPOs

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LONDON — The European economic recovery is breathing life into what has long been a moribund market for initial public offerings, according to consultancy firm Ernst & Young. In its quarterly update, published Wednesday, Ernst & Young said it expects Europe to see more midsized and large companies deciding to list their shares on stock exchanges, particularly in the more mature economies of the U.K. and Germany. “With economic conditions stabilizing and regional debt markets steadying, market volatility has subsided and valuations are improving,” said Martin Steinbach, who leads Ernst & Young’s IPO unit in Europe. “We believe the conditions are right for an increase in public listings in Europe in the remainder of 2013.”

Over the past few years, as Europe struggled with a financial crisis and huge market volatility, companies have been wary of listing their stock. However, much of Europe is now growing — the economy of the 17 countries that use the euro eked out modest quarterly growth of 0.3 percent in the second quarter, bringing an end to its longest recession since the single currency was launched in 1999. The consensus forecast is that the eurozone will post further growth during the third quarter and that the improvement won’t be confined to Germany, Europe’s biggest economy.

Even Greece is expected to emerge from recession soon. The brighter economic backdrop has gone hand in hand with an easing in tensions in financial markets over Europe’s debt crisis. The pledge by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi last year to do whatever it takes to save the euro has helped stabilize markets. More companies are now willing to take more risks in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by an IPO — money raised can be used to grow a business by building new plants and machinery or expanding abroad.

In the third quarter, a typically slow period for corporate deals due to the summer, Ernst & Young projects that Europe will see 30 IPOs with combined proceeds amounting to $3 billion. That, it says, would account for 15 percent of the total of global deals and 13 percent of the capital raised. Real estate is expected to be the leading sector, accounting for 59 percent of the quarter’s proceeds, driven by Deutsche Annington Immobilien, which raised $738 million in Frankfurt, and Foxtons, which raised $558 million, in London. Globally, Ernst & Young estimates IPO activity in the third quarter to have fallen by 4 percent in terms of deals and by 47 percent in value compared with the second quarter.

However, for the first nine months of the year, 566 IPOs are expected to raise $94.8 billion. Though the number of deals is lower than the 637 recorded in 2012, Ernst & Young says the proceeds are higher than the $91.4 billion generated last year. The increase in activity is likely to continue through the rest of the year and into 2014. “The uplift in activity will vary from region to region both in terms of timing and pace,” said Maria Pinelli, Ernst & Young’s global vice-chair of strategic growth markets. “The U.S. market is expected to continue its strong momentum and we expect stronger IPO activity from European exchanges, especially from U.K. and Germany, as well as from South East Asian exchanges.”

France probes Apple’s business practices Agence France-Presse

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Customers buy the latest versions of the iPhone 5C and 5S at the Apple store at the Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, Calif., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. France’s finance ministry is probing sale conditions set on iPhone distributors by Apple, a source close to the case said Wednesday.

PARIS - France’s finance ministry is probing sale conditions set on iPhone distributors by Apple, a source close to the case said Wednesday. The US tech giant has been under the scrutiny of French authorities for several months after eBizcuss, the first exclusive reseller of Apple goods in France, filed a complaint for unfair trade practices. The source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the probe had been launched by the ministry’s competition and fraud prevention department. According to the website of BFMTV television, which first revealed the investigation, the ministry is looking into “most of the clauses dictated by Apple: obligation to favour the iPhone over other devices, promises to buy specific quantities etc.” Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, Industrial Renewal Minister Arnaud Montebourg and Fleur Pellerin, innovation minister, are reportedly behind the probe. News of the investigation comes several months after French competition authorities raided Apple stores following the eBizcuss complaint. Apple has been accused of favouring its own stores with the supply of new devices and eBizcuss accused the US firm of limiting phone supplies. The company was the biggest reseller of Apple goods in France with 15 stores but was formally liquidated in May 2012.

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During working visit to Bali, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inspected several facilities that will be use during APEC Summit that held in Bali on October, 2013.

Bali’s refurbished airport inspected Antara

NUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was accompanied by Vice President Boediono as he inspected the development of Bali’s new Ngurah Rai international airport on Tuesday. Upon his arrival, the head of state immediately inspected the facilities available in the international arrivals terminal, which was being renovated since May 2011. He checked the waiting lounge, passenger check-in and immigration service outlets and other facilities. Several cabinet ministers and Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika were also seen accompanying the President. The inspection lasted for around 45 minutes. Prior to that, President Yudhoyono had also inspected the APEC Summit facilities at Sofitel Nusa Dua. According to data from the operator of the Angkasa Pura airport, the development of the new Ngurah Rai airport has cost Rp2.8 trillion. The project, which had commenced in May of 2011, involved 4,000 workers. The new airport is expected to accommodate up to 25 million passengers a year. Located on a 285-hectare plot of land, the new Ngurah Rai airport, which is a renovated form of the old airport, will also operate an integrated baggage han-

dling system. Traffic at the airport had risen 9.34 percent in 2012, with the number of flights increasing to 113,542 from 103,846 flights in 2011. Meanwhile, the number of passengers in 2011 was pegged at 12,270,563 and in 2012 it rose to 14,175,580. Cargo also increased from 62,150 tons in 2011 to 70,198 tons in 2012. Construction of the project is set to conclude this year. Following the end of construction, the width of the new international terminal will almost double to 120,000 square meters, up from an earlier 65,800 square meters, while the domestic terminal will be 65,000 square meters wide, up from 13,300 square meters. The capacity of the international terminal will also jump to 16 million passengers a year, from an earlier only 7.7 million passengers a year, while the domestic terminal will accommodate 9.4 million travelers, rising from an earlier capacity of only 1.5 million passengers. The international arrivals terminal will be one of the supporting facilities

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President also inspected a number of facilities that would be used during the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders next month. The president inspected the rooms at Sofitel Hotel, Nusa Dua, Bali, which would host the summit of APEC leaders. Working lunch sessions and the leaders’ meeting will take place in the new building. President Yudhoyono also conducted a field check on other facilities such as the waiting room of state heads. The president provided directives on areas that needed improvement. During the inspection, the president was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suryanto, Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam, National Economic Committee Chairman Chairul Tandjung.

Bali Cultural Congress II was held at the Inna Grand Bali Beach, Sanur, Tuesday (Sep 24). It was officially inaugurated by the Head of Bali Culture Office, Ketut Suastika. Participant of the congress came to 200 people and consisted of various elements such as the UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Culture, Member of Parliament of the RI and the Regional Representative Council of Bali, Higher Education, artists, humanists and community leaders. Bali Cultural Congress II was held for two days on September 24-25. Suastika said the potential of development in Bali lay in the field of culture, and subak was the root of Balinese culture. According to Suastika, subak as cultural root had tremendous power in Bali, either as buffer zone, agricultural activity or cultural preservation. Periodically, the cultural congress was held every five years with actual themes in the field of culture, said Suastika. In June 2012, the subak with Tri Hita Karana conception was recognized by the UNESCO, and it was very strategic to be discussed in the congress as the subak was potential and had tremendous challenges. On the one hand, people were doing conservation. While on the other hand, the land conversion remained to happen. Through the congress, hoped Suastika, there would be recommendations related to spatial plan, zonation of subak included in the protection of the UNESCO that could be managed for conservation and community development. Secondly, subak areas or paddy field only amounting to 14 percent of the total area of Bali should be conserved for the benefit of agriculture. Suastika added the potential of culture would be able to improve the empowerment sustainably. In relation to the cultural congress and rampant land conversion in Bali, he asserted that firstly all the subak organizations should be included in the protection of the UNESCO and should be made a design in relation to the management in terms of conservation and empowerment aspect. Secondly, it was expected to inspire the other subak organizations to hold the land conversion. He said the land conversion during the past 10 years had reached 350 hectares. He expected that subak and the agricultural system in future should be completely under control. Suastika said that subak system recognized by the UNESCO consisted of several areas in which the total area reached about 19,000 hectares. In the whole, it covered the integration of Catur Angga such as Baturiti, Jatiluwih-Subak Rejasa and buffer zone included Lake Tamblingan, Taman Ayun Temple (Badung), near Pakerisan River (Gianyar) and Ulun Danu Batur (Bangli). Some results to be achieved in the Bali Cultural Congress II were: Firstly, strengthening the sustainable subak culture in the cognitive, affective and motoric aspect of communities in the World Heritage zone. Secondly, the awareness of the World Cultural Heritage on the subak landscape in local, national and international context. Thirdly, various conceptual ideas, programs and activities in the future related to conservation, protection and utilization of subak culture for prosperity. The congress was also attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, in charge of Cultural Affairs, Prof. Wiendu Nuryanti, Ph.D. She said the congress was extraordinary and should be held every year. The development of Balinese culture was very fast under the influence of globalization. Nuryanti added the results of meeting could generate concrete ideas and action in the preservation and integrated subak management, so that people got the results from the management of subak, she affirmed. (dgk)


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Dry season Forests on Mt. Agung start to catch fire As predicted, the forest on the eastern slopes of Mt. Agung catches fire every dry season. Evidently, when entering this drought, the forest was on fire again. Intense fires had occurred since Tuesday morning (Sep 24). The fire started on the slopes or eastern foothills from the west of Juntal hamlet, Kubu. After receiving a report from local people, the team of Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD)

of Karangasem departed to Juntal on Tuesday afternoon. However, since it was late afternoon, they

Transportation Agency finalizes port concept at Sanur Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The plan of the Denpasar Transportation Agency to make a port on Matahari Terbit Beach, Sanur is intensified. Even, the Agency also plans to bring the study results to be presented to central government. The budget spent on the making of the port at the area of 6,000 square meters will approximately reach IDR 100 billion. The Transportation Division Head of the Denpasar Transportation Agency, Hari Edi, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Sep 24) said that his party was finalizing the port draft that would be built around the Matahari Terbit Beach. Based on preliminary technical study, the port would be built at an area of about 6,000 square meters. “The concept has not been final, but it approximately reaches 6,000 square meters because it is a small port,” he said. It was said the port would not be

large because it would be intended for vessels serving local routes. The port would be devoted to some boats and as berthing place for fishermen boats. “It is a small port. If analogized to land terminal, it belongs to terminal of type C. Therefore, it can only accommodate the vessels having the draft (the distance from water surface to lowest end of hull) up to 1.6 meters,” he explained. For larger ships like ferries would be unable to enter into this port. Ferry had a draft of 6 to 9 meters. For implementation of the development, his party still approached by the central government because the proposed budget was also expected to be financed by central government. “We plan the financing will be through the state budget, the estimated fund required including the physical construction is IDR 80 billion to IDR 100 billion,” he explained. (kmb12)

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just made monitoring and then went home. They did not climb to extinguish the fire. On Wednesday morning, the BPBD team planned to climb to Juntal Kaja, with a military, police and forest ranger team of Karangasem. From the observation, a total of five hotpots were found razing grass and shrubs, while the timber forests withered. Big blazing

fire quickly spread due to dry grass in dry season. Aside from the five major fires, the smaller fires also spread. Smaller fires kindled thick billowing smokes. During dry season last year, the forest fire originated from the northern slopes above the Ban village, on the eastern slope from the west of Sukadana village to

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southeast slope above the Tanah Aron. Last year, the forest fire was the greatest and most apprehensive because hundreds of hectares of forest scorched. Other than the forest on the slope of Mt. Agung, the protected forest at Pule hamlet, Pempatan village and Puragae also scorched as engulfed in the flames. (013)

Again, culprit of sanctified effigy theft arrested in Banyuwangi Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Again, police arrested one of the four suspects in the sanctified effigy (pratima) theft that have been put into wanted list (DPO). The suspect named Fauzi. He was arrested by the officers of Mobile Detective Unit (Buser) of the Badung Police led by Chief Wayan Sujana in the region of Banyuwangi, Monday (Sep 23). Now, the suspect had been arrested in the Badung Police and was still undergoing an intensive examination. Chief of Badung Police, Komang Suartana, when asked for his confirmation on Tuesday (Sep 24) justified the arrest of the suspect Fauzi. Unfortunately, he did not want to explain in details because the suspect was still being examined. “We are still developing the case. The suspect is being investigated intensively. Later, when it has accomplished, we will surely expose the result,” said Suartana. Previously, the suspect Fauzi had been hunted since Abdur Razak and friends were arrested. Result of the examination against the suspect Fauzi indicated if he was involved. Even, he

had also been included in the wanted list and his picture had been disseminated. The suspect Fauzi took action at Puseh and Desa Temple of Kelan, Tuban, and Sada Temple, Kapal. He took action with Abdur Razak and the suspect Dimyati, while Iis served as jockey. In addition, the success to arrest the suspect Fauzi was due to hard work of the Badung Police. Police discovered information in the field to find out the existence of the suspect. Finally, the position of the suspect Fauzi was known to be at Genteng, Banyuwangi. The man from Pegayaman, Buleleng, was arrested without resistance. As information, the joint team of the Bali Police, Buleleng Police and Tabanan Police had raided the suspect’s house. However, he managed to escape at that time. Afterward, police just needed to hunt for three other suspects namely Awabin, Zechariah and Somad. Their hideaway was still unknown. However, sooner or later, they would be arrested and it was only a matter of time. (kmb21)

UNITED NATIONS - Iran’s new president told world leaders Tuesday that the biggest danger in the Middle East is chemical weapons falling into the hands of “extremist terrorist groups” in Syria and he blamed the countries backing the opposition for fueling the civil war there. The comment by Hasan Rouhani, in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, closely mirrored language used by the Iranian-allied Syrian regime, which refers to the opposition as terrorists. The U.S. and its allies, including Gulf nations Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have been supplying the Syrian opposition with weapons, aid and training. Rouhani praised Syria’s willingness to accept the international treaty barring the use of chemical weapons. And without naming nations, he warned that the “illegitimate and ineffective threat” to use military force in Syria “will only lead to further exacerbation of violence and crisis in the region.” Just a few weeks ago, President Barack Obama was considering launching a military strike on Syria to retaliate for a chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21 that the U.S. blamed on Bashar Assad’s regime. But a U.S.-Russia deal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control averted military action, at least for now. Even as he sided with the Assad’s regime, Rouhani also sent signals that Iran might be ready to negotiate with the West on its disputed nuclear program and talk to the United States after decades of frozen relations. He said “peace is within reach.” Rouhani spoke hours after Obama also addressed the General Assembly, saying the U.S. prefers to resolve its concerns over Iran’s nuclear program peacefully but is determined to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Obama said he was “encouraged” that Rouhani received a mandate from the Iranian people to pursue a more moderate course, but added that “the diplomatic road must be tested.” Rouhani’s “conciliatory words will have to be matched by actions that are transparent and verifiable,” Obama said. Rouhani called his election over the summer a “wise choice of hope, rationality and moderation” and said every issue can be resolved through mutual respect and rejection of violence and extremism. He is considered a relative moderate amid the hard-line clerics who control Iran. But Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei holds the real power, deciding all important matters of state including the nuclear program.

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Relatives of Johnny Mutinda Musango, 48, weep after identifying his body at the city morgue in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013. Musango was one of the victims of the Westgate Mall hostage siege. Kenyan security forces were still combing the Mall on the fourth day of the siege by al-Qaida-linked terrorists.

Gunshots ring out at Nairobi mall; Kenyans mourn

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunshots rang out from the upscale mall in Kenya’s capital Wednesday morning, the day after the president declared an end to a four-day siege by Islamic militants. Government spokesman Manoah Esipisu told The Associated Press the shots came from Kenyan forces going room to room in the large Westgate Mall, firing protectively before entering unknown territory. “During sanitization once you take control of the place if you go to a room where you haven’t visited before you shoot first to make sure you aren’t walking into an ambush,” he said. “But there hasn’t been any gunfire from the terrorists for more than 36 hours.” But a top security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of

the sensitivity of the information, said even around the time President Uhuru Kenyatta told the nation in a televised address that “we have ashamed and defeated our attackers” on Tuesday night, three shots rang out at the mall. He said Kenyan authorities are still trying to determine where those shots came from. Meanwhile, the Kenyan government said forensic experts from the United States, Britain and Israel would be assisting them in their investigation of the attack. “The mall is sealed off, it is a crime scene,” Esipisu said.

The process of retrieving bodies from inside the mall still had not begun Wednesday morning — possibly indicating that the situation was not yet considered secure — though a city morgue official said his workers were preparing to go into the building soon. The attack claimed by Somali militant group al-Shabab killed at least 61 civilians, six security officers and five extremists, the president said. Three floors of the mall collapsed, and at least one more militant’s body is believed to be buried in the rubble. Officials said the death count will likely rise. Estimates varied between only a few bodies to dozens of bodies possibly still inside the mall. Another 175 people were injured, including more than 60 who remain hospitalized.

Former Czech PM marries his mistress Associated Press Writer

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Hasan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

PRAGUE - Former Czech Prime Minister Pertr Necas and his one-time chief of staff - both of whom have been ensnared by a major anti-corruption sting operation - have gotten married in a secret ceremony, according to the media and a lawyer. Jana Nagyova, the former aide, effectively caused the collapse of Necas’ government in June in a whirlwind of

corruption allegations and marital infidelity. Necas admitted having an affair with her and divorced his wife after the fall of his government. On Tuesday, Necas accompanied Nagyova when she refused to testify again in the case. Nagyova’s lawyer confirmed media reports that they wed over the weekend. Legal experts say the marriage will have no effect on the investigation. Necas is not a suspect. Early parliamentary elections are scheduled on Oct 25-26.


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Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX with 24/7 live help

Indonesia ready to develop ASEAN Energy Network

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NUSA DUA - Indonesia is open to playing a role in the development of energy cooperation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, based on mutual interests and a fair distribution of benefits, Vice President Boediono stated on Wednesday.

SEATTLE — Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation. The 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions also have sharper, more colorful displays than older models, and both have more pixels per inch than the latest iPad. To help those who are unfamiliar with tablets, the new Kindles come with a feature called “Mayday”, which allows users to summon a live customer service representative in a tiny video window. The helpers can explain new features or troubleshoot problems while guiding users with onscreen hand scribbles. They can even take control of the device from afar. CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the feature to reporters Tuesday, saying it is “completely unique” and takes advantage of Amazon’s massive cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. It also builds on Amazon.com Inc.’s reputation for excellent customer service. “You shouldn’t have to be afraid of your device,” Bezos said. In a demo, Bezos asked an onscreen customer service rep to recommend a hot app. The rep mentioned “Angry Birds: Star Wars II”. Bezos also received instructions on how to set time limits on various activities for children. While the new Kindles are up-

graded in several ways, Amazon also cut the price on what will be its entry-level 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire HD with 8 gigabytes of memory, to $139 from a $199 version that had 16 GB of memory. That makes the tablet just $20 more than Amazon’s latest dedicated e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Fire HD is sheathed in a new magnesium alloy body like the HDX models, but has the same screen resolution and processing power of the older model. Stephen Baker, a consumer technology analyst with research firm NPD Group, said the price cut to the Kindle Fire HD will do more to help Amazon compete in the tablet market than the added features on the newer models. “That’s where that model needs to be priced,” Baker said, explaining that there are numerous manufacturers with tablets with screens that measure 7 inches diagonally —all priced around $150. “A big focus in that 7-inch category is just price.”

“It is possible for ASEAN to build an energy network as long as it will be based on common interests and fair basic principles,” the Vice President said at the inauguration of the 31st meeting of energy ministers of ASEAN. Boediono pointed out that ASEAN members already had core networks in various fields and the ASEAN region was blessed with abundant energy resources. He however added that energy cooperation must be developed and based on long-term interests and that seeking a balance between ASEAN member states’ national and the group’s common interests would not be an easy task. The Vice President hoped that such a plan could still materialize, as long as ASEAN member countries were

aware that its success hinged on developing the existing core networks. “There must be a common spirit among ASEAN members that aims to build mutual trust and cooperation, which is based on common interests and fairness in the distribution of benefits,” Boediono reiterated. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jero Wacik noted that the 31st meeting of ASEAN energy ministers would focus on three issues, namely the diversification of renewable energy sources, reducing dependence on oil and increasing energy efficiency. “The ASEAN region is indeed rich in energy sources and various natural resources, but it is also the biggest energy consumer,” he said. Wacik added that ASEAN energy

ministers would also discuss cooperation in the development of an electricity network, based on the ASEAN Action Plan scheme for energy cooperation and regional energy policies. Delegations from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are attending the meeting. On the other hand, delegations from dialogue partners, such as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, New Zealand, Russia and the United States, are also in attendance. The three-day meeting will also include an ASEAN Energy Business Forum and presentation of the ASEAN Energy Awards for buildings in Southeast Asia that are using energy-saving systems.

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Indonesia is open to playing a role in the development of energy cooperation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, based on mutual interests and a fair distribution of benefits, Vice President Boediono (left) stated on Wednesday.

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DENVER — U.S. researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires — similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes. The National Institute of Standards and Technology hopes its Wildland Urban Interface Hazard Scale will tell residents the likely intensity of a wildfire burning into their neighborhood. The scale would allow city planners to assign better building codes for the millions of people who live in fire-prone areas in the U.S. West and would also measure how those homes could contribute to the spread of a fire. The proposed scale would range from E1 to E4 — with E4 being a location’s highest exposure to fire, from grasslands to a forest in a remote mountain canyon. Building codes and buffer zones between homes and for-

est could then be set accordingly. Nelson Bryner, research engineer for the institute’s fire research division, envisions the day when TV stations report that a wildfire is burning in an E4 community. But he said the scale is primarily meant to form the technical foundation for tougher building codes for high-risk areas. Insurers also are eager for results. Payouts after western wildfires have grown exponentially. In the 1970s, wildfires destroyed about 400 homes nationwide. Since 2000, wildfires have destroyed about 3,000 homes per year, according to NIST. Researchers are analyzing building materials, grasses, trees, shrubs, topography, weather patterns and especially the behavior of wind-driven embers as ignition fuel. NIST has already developed a mobile app and is developing other computer programs that will allow fire marshals, building inspectors and others to rate an area before a fire starts. Researchers caution it will be several years before that happens.

Miss World contestants during Miss World Fashion Show and Top Model competition at Bali International Convention Center in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The Miss World pageant final will be held in Bali on Sept. 28.

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Hundreds of Sumberklampok residents rally to governor Ask for land ownership right Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Struggle of some 600 villagers of Sumberklampok, Gerokgak, Buleleng, to acquire the property rights of farmland across the area of 624 hectares at local village for decades failed. Even though coming to rally to the office of the Governor of Bali and the Bali House on Tuesday (Sep 24), they got no solution and certainty on their rights. Such an action was accompanied by the Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) of Bali. Unfortunately, people could not meet with the Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, and were only received by Deputy Governor, Ketut Sudikerta, who did not provide any solution and only promised to pass the problem to Governor Pastika. In his speech, the residents demanded the governor to immediately issue a recommendation that supported the struggle for the land right ownership. Besides, they also demanded the Bali government not to directly grab the land because it was claimed to be the asset of Bali government. A tension had occurred because people insisted on meeting with the governor. Meanwhile, at the same time, the governor was not in the office because he was accompanying President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono making a visit. In the meantime, the Headman of Sumberklampok, Putu Arsana, explained the residents essentially urged to get a recommendation in the form of ownership right for the farmland across 624 hectares at Sumberklampok village. The land had been being cultivated by local residents since 1922 to date. His party also questioned why there was suddenly a signpost saying the land belonged to Bali Government. Even, the National Land Agency had said if the land was indicated to have been neglected. If the land was owned by the Bali government, he said, people still asked for authentic evidence of the land ownership. “It is said, the land was purchased during the reign of the Lesser Sunda, so there should be authentic evidence. However, the provincial government is unable to present the evidence,” he added. His party asked for justice to the government in accordance with the Basic Agrarian Law No. 5/1960 and Government Regulation No.11/2010. “We have been consulting to the National Land Agency where as requirement of the ownership to the land we must have a recommendation from the province. So,

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The residents of Sumberklampok, Gerokgak, Buleleng rallied to ask for the landownership we invoke the governor of Bali to immediately provide the recommendation,” concluded Arsana. Arsana admitted the land in disputes came to 624 hectares of 696 families or about 3,084 people. The land consisted of the areas for residential, public facilities and agricultural land. Formerly, it was the land use title (HGU) on behalf of PT Margarana and PT Dharmajati. After an hour of giving a speech, a number of representatives of Sumberklampok residents were allowed to meet with the Deputy Governor of Bali Ketut Sudikerta, Assistant I of Bali Regional Secretary Dewa Putu Eka W and Assistant III Ketut Santa. Unfortunately, the meeting could not result in any solution so that people were disappointed. Sudikerta said his party principally received the people’s aspirations and tried to struggle for it, but he could not make any decision. “Regarding the recommendation requested by the residents, we will learn it first and report it to the governor. Besides, we will come down to location and check it as requested by the residents,” said Sudikerta.

On hearing the explanation of the deputy governor without a solution, people seemed disappointed and asked Sudikerta to meet people and give a direct explanation for five minutes. However, the request was rejected because Sudikerta dodged there were some agendas to be attended. Since people were severely frustrated and had been waiting for three hours under the heat of the sun in front of the office of the governor, they continued their demonstration to the office of the Bali House. Unfortunately, the desire of residents could not be met because the members of the House had been to Jakarta for a consultation of the budget amendment 2013. Thus, residents chose to stay in the Wantilan of the Bali House for two hours. An agreement could finally be made between the Secretariat of the Bali House, security apparatus, residents and the companion where Chairman of Commission I of the Bali House, Made Arjaya, with members would come down and meet the residents of Sumberklampok on next September 27. (kmb29)

Tegak village faces difficulty to handle waste Semarapura (Bali Post)—

The difficulty to deal with waste makes residents of Tegak village, Klungkung, distraught. Moreover, the Tegak village located in the main road section leading to Besakih Temple often shows off spilling waste onto the street so that such condition generates very poor sight. To help resolve the problem, a number of community leaders of Tegak village came to the Klungkung House, Tuesday (Sep 24). Such community leaders included the acting Headman of Tegak Ketut Arsa, Chief of Tegak customary village Wayan Sutena, hamlet chief and a number of other public figures of Tegak. In addition, they also sent a letter to local legislative and asked so they could lend a hand to handle the waste problem at Tegak village. Sutena said that Tegak village had eight landfills made by using the assistance of the PNPM project. However, after the waste had accumulated at the landfills of Tegak village, it was not transported. Moreover, the Tegak village also had a market that also produced a large amount of waste every day. The village market located right at the edge of the road often triggered a dreadful sight. Moreover, such condition was often complained by the outsider because it was one of the main roads leading to Besakih Temple. “In other words, it is also one of the tourism routes so that we try to get out of the waste problem,” he said. Not only that, the waste problem was also disturbing the local subak irrigation channel. Many irrigation channels were clogged due to plastic waste as occurred at Subak Selat, Bajing subgroup to Akah village. Sutena expected there would a transportation help from the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP). Even, if Tegak villagers were charged with a levy, his party admitted that local residents were ready to pay for the sake of the beauty of Tegak village. Another concern was that the waste problem could become a source of germs for the surrounding residents and threatened their health. Sutena had also time to think about the option to make a landfill at Tegak village. However, the plan faced difficulty to get an appropriate land. If the waste was disposed to another village, the village would surely reject it. Sutena said the daily waste production could reach a truck. Related to the issue, Chairman of the Klungkung House, AA Gede Anom, said that his party would immediately coordinate with relevant agencies such as the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) and took subsequent efforts to follow up the issue. Meanwhile, the Head of DKP Klungkung, Nyoman Rahayu, could not have given an answer related to the problem because she was still in a meeting and could not be bothered. In the meantime, the surrounding residents like Ni Wayan Buda and Kadek Gunawan admitted last Tuesday the waste problem was quite annoying the village and irrigation channel of local subak. However, according to Gunawan, the people should not only rely on the government in maintaining the sanitation and waste problem. He said that to resolve the issue was required the improvement in the awareness of local residents that waste problem was a shared responsibility where the solution should be found together, not just the responsibility of the government. (kmb31)

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


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Jon Martello’s relentless libido has a comic math to it. At the club, Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his pals rate girls on a scale of one to “a dime.” He keeps a weekly tally of both his conquests and his far more numerous — and to him more rewarding — porn-aided masturbations. And being a good Catholic boy, every Sunday, he counts up his sins and receives back from the priest his neat sum of Our Fathers and Hail Marys. (He recites them while working out.) His life is a circle of replenishing lust, a ritual of superficial pleasure that adds up to robotic emptiness. Some like it hot; Jon (“Don,” as in Don Juan, to his friends) needs it hot. Even his most attractive catches leave him unsatisfied, and he sneaks out of bed to his laptop. Real sex doesn’t measure up to the fantasy of online pornography that lets him “lose himself.” But “Don Jon,” the writingdirecting debut of GordonLevitt, equals something quite substantial: a speedy little comedy about not just sex addiction

but modern lives wasted on shallow gratification. There are other contemporary cravings, too: A big-screen TV dominates family meals at his parents’ house (Tony Danza and Glenne Headly shouting back-and-forth like a sitcom couple), where Jon’s younger sister (Brie Larson) pecks away at her smartphone. Jon’s compulsive routine (echoing the “gym-tan-laundry” of “the Situation” from “The Jersey Shore,” a clear inspiration) is broken when he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett

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Johansson, in full sex This film image released by Relativity Media shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, bomb). She requires the and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Don Jon”. “long game” of dating Barbara isn’t: unaffectedness and family-meeting before sleeping with Jon, but he over thick makeup; humor over judges her worth it. Their first self-seriousness; love over lust. Until Moore fully enters the date is a sparring match of Jersey accents, a dueling “Saturday film, “Don Jon” is little more than a cartoon, albeit an enterNight Live” sketch. When their relationship hits taining one, constantly flashing a road block (it involves both the pornographic images that his porn addiction and, miracu- roil Jon’s mind. Though the lously, Swiffer sweepers), Jon point is that Jon is a living clifinds himself drawn to an older, che, it means the journey here is less glamorous woman from his merely the awakening of a mannight class (Julianne Moore), nequin. (No offense intended to who epitomizes everything 1987’s “Mannequin.”)

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ABERDEEN, Washington — This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, and fans aren’t just able to buy a new “super deluxe” box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, is putting the tired, 1.5story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week. To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of its tortured and talented son through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and a shot of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room. The home, last assessed at less than $67,000, is being listed for $500,000. It’s a short walk from a

riverfront park dedicated to Cobain’s memory, and the family said it would welcome a partnership to make the home into a museum. His room still has the stencil-like band names — Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin — he reportedly put on the walls, as well as the holes he put in them. “We’ve decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt, and yes, there are some mixed feelings since we have all loved the home and it carries so many great memories,” Cobain’s sister, Kim Cobain, said in an emailed statement. “But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it’s time to let go of the home.” The house, a 1923 structure with dingy carpeting, water-stained wooden shingles on some interior walls, and a recent coat of yellow paint, is on East 1st Street in Aberdeen, a gritty and struggling former timber town at the mouth of the Chehalis River near the southwest Washington coast.

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DENPASAR - Cultural spirit has been non-negotiable in every implementation of the Sanur Village Festival. It is reflected by each performance presented. Similar concept also happened to the opening of eighth Sanur Village Festival featuring the theme Segara Giri graced with several art performances.

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In this undated photo provided by Kim Cobain, a young Kurt Cobain plays piano in his childhood home in Aberdeen, Wash.

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Denpasar Mayor, Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, said that every cultural show presented became a nice spectacle for the public. On that account, such an activity had to be organized sustainably with a nonnegotiable cultural spirit. “With the branding ‘Morning of the World’ I expect that Sanur tourism can continue. I am proud that SVF can be implemented up to eight years,” said IB Dharmawijaya Mantra before officially opening the 8th Sanur Village Festival, Tuesday night (Sep

24) in the Maisonette area of the Inna Grand Bali Beach Sanur marked with the sticking of kayonan puppet. Chairman of the Sanur Development Foundation, Ida Bagus Gde Sidartha, said the passage for eight years of the festival had very much inspired people and the creative industries to keep on promoting the destination through an independent and innovative promotion. “The art and cultural activities supporting the Sanur tourism strengthened by the awareness of the

environmental preservation poses a capital to maintain the festival continuity,” he said. Sidharta said the festival was a celebration of life for the people of Sanur to raise the potential of nature, art and culture, a variety of dynamics and creativity. The festival would like to promote the local potential to global community including through the performance of the arts, sports, environmental care, culinary bazaar, exhibition and creative industries. This festival originated from the

concern of Sanur residents to participate in the recovery program of Bali tourism after the second Bali bombing in 2005. In the first implementation of SVF (2006) and the second SVF (2007), the theme highlighted was The New Spirit of Heritage which was then used as the basis for the sustainable SVF. Meanwhile, the subsequent implementation of the SVF developed the basic theme into the theme of activities namely the Going Green (2008), Marine Life (2009), Saha Nuhur (2010), in collaboration with the National Flora Flori Week taking the theme Flori Fiesta (2011) and Salampah Laku (2012). Having been inaugurated, the performance presenting the fragmentary show entitled Segara Giri, Legong

Intaran and appearance of Ayu Laksmi & Swara Semesta and Dwiki Dharmawan could draw thousands of spectators. The entertainment taking place until the middle of the night was also jazzed up with Indian Dance, Ocha & Universe and Rasta Kids. Meanwhile, on Wednesday (Sep 25) aside from the exhibition was also held a cultural discussion on the Segara Giri: The Universal and Contextual at Sudamala Resort & Villas, while at night was resumed with the presentation of many performances including the Sundown Jazz ethnic music, Bhakti Negara martial arts, Batu Jimbar ballet, endek fashion show, Kita Art, Balawan ‘In Rock Jamz’ and Small Axe reggae. (kmb27)


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