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Tourists are surfing on Kuta beach. The contropversi of the movie Cowboys in Paradise doesn’t effect tourists visitation to Kuta beach.

Sugar makers having trouble marketing the products Semarapura (Bali Post)

Approximately 250 sugar makers in the center of sugar area in Besan village, Dawan, Klungkung, explained that they are having trouble in marketing their products. Currently, there are no certain markets for the product but in fact the sugar from Besan is demanded by the customers.




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The problem is not only in marketing the product but also the increase of production cost can not covered by the sales. A sugar pro-

ducing machine which is donated by Klungkung Government in 2008 is broken and can not be used. Besan village is known as the

center of sugar production in Klungkung. Almost every house produces the red sugar taken from the water of “aren” tree. In order to

increase the quality of the sugar, the people in Besan village created an association called Koperasi Gimertam Widya Lestari. The association is handling the production through the marketing process. The government supported the idea to develop the production of sugar and donate a sugar producer machine. Continued on page 6

Man stabs 28 children at kindergarten in China Associated Press Writer

TAIXING, China – A knifewielding man attacked a kindergarten class of 4-year-olds in eastern China on Thursday, slashing 28 children in what an expert said was a copycat rampage of two other episodes at Chinese schools in the past month. A 47-year-old jobless man, Xu Yuyuan, burst into a classroom at the Zhongxin Kindergarten early Thursday, waving an eight-inch (20-centimeter) knife and stabbing a security guard who

tried to stop him, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Five students were in critical condition following the attack in Jiangsu province’s Taixing city and two teachers and the security guard were injured, said Zhu Guiming, an official with the Taixing propaganda department. A series of school attacks in China in recent years have mostly been blamed on people with personal grudges or suffering from mental illness, leading to calls for improved security.

China’s inadequate mental health network has left millions of unstable people without the help they need. Many otherwise healthy Chinese also feel frustrated and powerless because they aren’t able to adapt to the constant social upheaval and because they believe the changes favor the corrupt. That kind of anger has occasionally erupted in mass violence and in isolated attacks. It is not known why schools are targeted. On Wednesday, a teacher on sick leave due to mental illness broke into a primary school in Guangdong

province’s Leizhou city in southern China and wounded 15 students and a teacher in a knife attack. That attack came on the same day a man was executed for killing eight children last month in stabbings that shocked China. It was not known if Xu knew about the previous day’s attack in Guangdong, but Zhou Xiaozheng, a sociology professor at Renmin University in Beijing, said these sorts of violent attacks often happen in clusters because one may trigger copycat attacks. Continued on page 6



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Bali News Logistics of mayoral election set to be distributed Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Logistics of Denpasar mayoral election set to be distributed last Wednesday (Apr 28) to each subdistrict. The first target was West Denpasar Subdistrict. Logistics of mayoral election has engaged in the printing process since the beginning of this April. They consisted of ballots, voter cards and forms C1-C9. Other logistics of mayoral election were distributed to subdistrict electoral committee (PPK) on Thursday. Such distribution was carried out after passing through the checking process on their details both in terms of quality and quantity used in the upcoming mayoral election on May 4, 2010. Division Head of Logistic Procurement of the Denpasar Electoral Commission Ni Made Bhakti said so far her side had checked all existing logistics. Any shortcomings of the existing damage had been reprinted. Logistics of mayoral election distributed consisted of ballots, stationeries, pillows as punching base, keys, sticker and inks put into a ballot box. ?To minimize the error in distributing the logistics, Electoral Commission will pack and distribute them based on the existing districts,? Bakti said last Wednesday. Denpasar Electoral Commission printed 420,073 ballots for Denpasar mayoral election, while the number of permanent voters list

(DPT) reached 405.839. Bhakti said the process of logistics distribution was based on the number of permanent voters in each subdistrict within the city of Denpasar. East Denpasar Subdistrict had 156 polling stations with 73,612 permanent voters, West Denpasar had 120 polling stations and 343,253 permanent voters, South Denpasar had 202 polling stations and 113,004 permanent voters and North Denpasar had 194 polling stations and 98,880 permanent voters. Logistics distribution of the mayoral election to polling stations at every village would be held one day before the election. For security reason of the logistics, the authority of electoral commission had been working closely with

the police to maintain its security in each district. Chairman of West Denpasar Electoral Committee, Gatot Abdul Rahap, said all ballots would be immediately distributed to every village. It was based on the consideration there was no storage of logistics in the subdistrict. In the meantime, for supervisory aspect, his party would deploy the elements of mass protection agency (Linmas) and non-commissioned military officers assigned to villages (Babinsa). ?We will also check the completeness of the logistics for mayoral election before being handed over to each polling station,? said Gatot last Wednesday. (kmb12)

Residents place offering at new spring Gianyar (Bali Post) -

Residents of Pegesangan Hamlet, Temesi Village, Gianyar, coincided with full moon day, last Wednesday (Apr 28), was made shocked by the emergence of spring around the Penataran Temple located on the border between the Pande Hamlet and Pegesangan Hamlet, Temesi Village. As a result, local residents flocked to location and instantly took the water while putting some offerings. Based on monitoring at location, it could be seen one by one local resident went to location after hearing that a spring emanated in the north of the temple. Those who believed the water as holy one took it by a jerry and plastic tube to bring home. It was unknown for sure about the spring. Obviously, the water flowing stagnantly has emanated since about 14 days ago. Such spring was first found by Mrs. Pande Natih. At around 6:00

am Local Time, when she was sweeping in front of his home she was suddenly shocked by the seepage of water coming out from behind the wall of temple. The incident was originally ignored considering not far from the location lay a pipeline belonging to Municipal Waterworks (PDAM) having leaked since more than a month. However, the spring seemed to disturb Mrs. Natih and her family consequently thought about it. The water coming out never subsided. If associated with the leaky pipe, the distance was far and across the temple. Meanwhile, the water coming out emanated from the middle of the temple?s compound wall which thereon grew a frangipani tree of hundreds of years old. The incident was subsequently notified to the supporting devotees of the Penataran Temple. Having been checked thoroughly, one by one devotee came and took the water. One of the residents at location,

Pande Oka Dwi Artana, who could taste the water admitted that it was rather a sweet as the water existing at several parks on the location. In addition, the emanating water was too cold. Since many residents intended to take the water, Wayan Adiarta then installed a pipe to facilitate it. In the meantime, the temple priest, Mangku Istri Sedani, who was met said that before the water was known to come out, at the previous night she dreamed of a priest with a golden wand. ?The priest told that he has already come out since a week before. Mangku, where have you been, I did not see you?? she narrated her dream. Within this week, the temple priest was not in good condition. Consequently, she had not time to check around the temple. But, regarding to the existence of spring, she would organize a meeting and ceremony with supporting devotees of the temple. (kmb16)

FIR requests the rapists of children to be charged with severe sentence Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Rape cases against under age children now fretting the Denpasar residents is seriously addressed by Great Indonesia Faction (FIR) of Denpasar House. The faction consisting of four political parties expected the perpetrators could be sentenced to the maximum. Because, other than making a prolonged trauma on the victims, the case also raised community unrest. This was confirmed by all members of FIR in the Denpasar House when organizing a meeting with the Chief of South Denpasar Police I Gede Ganefo, last Wednesday (Apr 28). The four members making a visit to Headquarters of South Denpasar Police were the Head of the FIR, I Ketut Resmiyasa, together with some members namely Kadek Ari Sucita, Wayan Tamayasa, and AA Gede Ardana Anom. Before the Chief of South Denpasar Police, those legislators really appreciated the quick measures of South Denpasar Police officers who had arrested one of the

rapists of under age children. To avoid similar cases happening again, the legislators asked the officials of law enforcement to impose severe penalties. ?If possible, the perpetrators must be sentenced severely because the victims undergo a prolonged trauma,? explained Ari Sucita. Against the request, Chief Ganefo admitted that his ranks were still committing examination to the suspect. Except for regular examination, the suspect should also undergo a psychiatric test. ?Last Wednesday, we also socialized the picking up identity card in schools,? said Chief of South Denpasar Police. In addition, other preventive effort executed by the ranks of South Denpasar Police was by disseminating calls for vigilance. Each school was considered vulnerable to crime so a policeman has been assigned to monitor the relevant school. ?We?ve been doing a lot of preventive measures,? explained Chief Ganefo last Wednesday. (kmb12)

Pretrial against Bali Police due to ending investigation Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Director of General Criminal Agency of Bali Police, last Wednesday (Apr 28), was filed pretrial at Denpasar District Court. The rapporteur Jeanne Gijsje Kanter accompanied by legal counsel Armain Zul Aziz, filed a pretrial petition for termination of enquiry conducted by Bali Police. The hearing was led by a single judge Puji Harian. In the lawsuit, it was revealed the case began when the rapporteur who was also a petitioner, reported the crime of letters counterfeiting with the reported Wayan Gita. To strengthen the police report Number Pol.LP/295/VII/2009/Dit Reskrim, the rapporteur subsequently filed evidences in the form of three copies of family registration card alleged to be counterfeited by the reported to enquiry agent of Bali Police. In addition, the rapporteur also submitted the names of witnesses knowing about the forgery. According to enquiry agent, all witnesses filed by the rapporteur have been questioned.

After checking the case for a few times, the rapporteur even got surprising information. An enquiry agent named Sang Ayu Putu Alit suggested the rapporteur reconciling with the reported and the reported would provide compensation if the petitioner would like to revoke the report. Rapporteur felt an objection because it was impossible to do so because all original letters were in the hand of the reported. More surprisingly, the enquiry agent that should have the authority to seize the evidence even charged it to the rapporteur. Being unable to file genuine evidence, on February 19, 2010, the petitioner got a copy of notice of the enquiry termination (SP.3). Based on these facts, the rapporteur invoked the Denpasar District Court to accept and grant the lawsuit of the rapporteur. In addition, the rapporteur also requested in order the court ordered the enquiry agent to resume the legal process of the case. (015)

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Residents of Suwung Shocked by unknown corpse floating in the Dam Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Residents who live around Suwung Dam, South Denpasar, on Wednesday (28 / 4) yesterday, were shocked by the finding of a floating human corpse. That the identity of the corpse, who was identified to be a woman and wearing full clothing, still unknown. It is not yet known with certainty the cause of death of the victim. Densel Police investigators are still investigating the cause of death and the identity of the victim. Densel Kapolsek PPA I Gede Ganefo explained, the victim’s body was first discovered by one of the people who pass around at the scene. The witness suddenly noticed a strange object floating in the Suwung dam. After approaching, it turns out it was a dead woman’s body. He also immediately notified the discovery to other residents. Suddenly, after the spread of information on the discovery of bodies floating, people flocked to the location. Not long after, Densel Police officers and other officers arrived on scene to evacuate the body of the victim. ‘’The corpse was found at 16:00 pm. However, we only managed to evacuate it at 17:00 pm,’’ said the officer who recently carved out a number of achievements in exposing the case.

Condition of the victims has been in the blue, especially since the victim was found fully clothed. None of the identifications of the victim were found on her. However, the police estimated that women aged 30 years. ‘’For now, our denotation is still Mrs-X. To find out more, we wait for the results of the autopsy report from the hospital,’’ said former Gianyar Police Intel to the crew of the media yesterday. Further explained, the result temporary inspection, no signs of violence found on the victim’s body. ‘’We also do not know yet, when the victim died and where the initial location. Obviously, in order to reveal all that, we are still investigating. Meanwhile, the bodies of victims have now been taken to hospital,’’ he explained. The latest information, the

Iron stealer and fence arrested by police KARANGASEM- A stealer of iron logs usually used for digging at C-class excavation located at Pura Hamlet, Selat, Karangasem, Eko Teguh Yulianto, 35, and a fence of the iron logs, Iman Masjuki, 30, last Tuesday (Apr 27) were confined by officers of Selat Police. Eko stole some pieces of iron in the form of Ushaped at C-class excavation company where he worked. The U-shaped iron pieces were handed over to the fence Iman in Karangasem and would be sold at IDR 300,000. Unfortunately, the action of Eko stealing the iron pieces were seen by witnesses Made Suweca, 60, a driver. After seeing the deed of perpetrator, the witness reported it to Rusniati, 58, the owner of company where the witness worked. Victim also reported the case to hamlet chief and police station. When picked up by police, the perpetrator Eko and Iman could not equivocate because the evidence in the form of four pieces of iron log could be pointed out by the witness Suweca. Meanwhile, Eko could not equivocate and said he had taken four pieces of iron along 50 cm that would be sold and the money would be used to meet his everyday needs. Meanwhile, the perpetrator Iman admitted to have not known if the iron pieces sold by Eko were stolen goods. (013)

woman’s body found floating and rotting in Suwung Dam, South Denpasar, was allegedly named Elis Pagau 34. It is said that the woman was of Sulawesi origin and she worked as an employee at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. Judging from the condition, strong suspicion on the victim was killed by strangulation. This is evident from the wounds on the neck of the victim were of entrapment. Likewise, the victim’s tongue stuck out. ‘’From the condition like that, allegedly the victim was a murder victim. However, to be sure the police are still investigating the case,’’ said a source whose name was not willing to be published. Concerning the identity of the victim named Elis Pagau, this information reinforced by one family member named Malvin Pagau. According to him, the presence of the victims had sought since the last few days. Therefore, the victims are listed as missing and had even reported to the police station. (Kmb21)

12 Labours Suffer Food Poisoning Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Around O8.00 pm on Wednesday (28 / 4) yesterday Sanglah Hospital received 12 patients with food poisoning. All these patients are working as a construction worker which addressed in Kuta Badung Mataram Street. All ten patients was Yutrisma (27), Sarwo (37), Muhadi Yatno (33), Sumarsono (20) Sutardi (32), Pujianto (29), Yulianto (20), Edi Suwito (39), Haryono (22), Joko Waluyo (20), Eko Supriyanto (17), and Sugiharto (40) who was picked up with the car and delivered to Sanglah Hospital. All had symptoms of nausea, dizziness, and red eyes after eating a lunch pack for dinner. Sugiharto a patient who came last did not want to be treated at Sanglah Hospital due to fear of an IV. Based on the information, lunch pack purchased for dinner is available on two side dishes of chicken and the tuna. Workers pack rice-consuming project that there were about 32 people and around 27 of them suffered poisoning. According to the Edo project, which poisoned the

workers began to eat at 21:00 pm until 22:00 pm and began poisoning a few hours later. Twelve of them quite serious condition and should be taken to Sanglah Hospital while the rest can be treated at home. One of the victims of poisoning, Muhadi confessed his friends who experienced symptoms of poisoning including himself at different times. There is one hour after eating, there are three hours. ‘’If I had just this morning,’’ said resident of Gobrogan Central Java. At first the victims of severe poisoning of the earliest was only given the drug. But seeing the condition does not improve and multiply their victims finally brought to Sanglah Hospital and arrived at around 08.00 pm. According Muhadi, the food was purchased in front of where they work as usual and a new first event like this happens. He and his friends were experiencing symptoms of nausea, dizziness, fever and diarrhea. Up to noon yesterday the 12 victims are still in care at the IRD Sanglah Hospital. (San)



Friday, April 30, 2010


Thai protesters’ rivals call for end to ‘anarchy’ AP

BANGKOK – Thailand’s proestablishment Yellow Shirt activists demanded military action against anti-government Red Shirt protesters Thursday and an end to “anarchy” in the capital, a day after clashes turned a busy expressway into a deadly battle zone. The re-emergence of the Yellow Shirts — best known for shutting Bangkok’s airports for a week in 2008 — added to the volatility on the streets of the Thai capital, where a seven-week standoff has killed at least 27 people and wounded nearly 1,000. The Yellow Shirts draw their support from Thailand’s business and bureaucratic elite, whose pervasive influence is deeply resented by the Red Shirts — mostly from the rural and urban poor, who make up the vast majority of the country’s more than 60 million people. The current bout of unrest is the culmination of a four-year political standoff following the 2006 ouster of populist former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a military coup. Thaksin is a hero for the Red Shirts, but is loathed by the Yellow camp. The Red Shirts are seeking the resignation of current Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva — whose government they viewed as supported by the military and illegitimate — and fresh elections. The crisis has hurt business in the capital and devastated Thailand’s vital tourist industry, which accounts for 6 percent of the economy.

The Red Shirts have turned parts of Bangkok’s commercial heart into a protest camp, forcing the closure of some of the city’s ritziest malls and hotels. The crisis has also spilled into the diplomatic arena. On Thursday, the foreign minister censured some envoys for meeting last week with Red Shirt leaders. “We do not want to see that happening again,” Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya told reporters during a visit to Jakarta, Indonesia. Kasit said he had earlier met with the Philippine Ambassador Antonio V. Rodriguez, the dean of the Bangkok diplomatic corps, to express his concern. In a note to diplomats, Rodriguez said Kasit accused some ambassadors of voicing opposition to the constitutional monarchy and criticizing the government’s handling of the crisis. Thailand’s king is nearly universally revered, and laws severely restrict discussion of him. In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters Wednesday that U.S. diplomats are “intensively engaged in discussions” with Thai government officials and with opposition forces. “Our message remains what it has been since this situation evolved, which is to peacefully resolve the situation,” he said. A statement from the European Union said EU Ambassador David Lipman met briefly with the protesters and called for “constructive dialogue and a negotiated solution to the current political crisis.”


Shadows of pro-government supporters are cast, Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown AFP

British PM faces crunch TV test after ‘bigot’ gaffe AFP

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown braced for a final and crucial TV debate Thursday before May 6 elections, reeling from a storm of criticism over his dismissal of an elderly widow as “bigoted”. The last of three televised contests with Conservative leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg focused on the economy, an issue on which former finance minister Brown could be expected to do well. But the widespread condemnation of his remarks Wednesday about 66-year-old Gillian Duffy has piled the pressure on the prime minister and his Labour party, already trailing in second and even third place in the polls. Brown apologised in person to Duffy after being overheard on a microphone dismissing her as a “bigoted woman” following an apparently routine campaign encounter in which she asked questions about immigration, tax and the deficit.

But opponents and the press poured scorn on his reaction, with the left-wing Guardian describing it as “the political catastrophe of the 2010 campaign”. “This was the authentic Gordon Brown — thin-skinned, paranoid and perpetually on the hunt for someone else to blame,” blasted the right-wing Sun. Conservative finance spokesman George Osborne said the comments “spoke for themselves”, adding: “What people will see is the contrast between what he was saying publicly and what he was saying privately.” The prime minister emailed Labour activists and candidates to apologise for his remarks, and Labour allies rallied round to try to contain the damage.

“No-one can suggest this wasn’t damaging. You have to look at how Gordon responds. I think Gordon has dealt with that properly,” Home Secretary Alan Johnson told BBC radio Thursday. Brown’s wife Sarah told the Daily Mirror: “His apology was from the heart.” With just one week to go before polling day, the election remains wide open. Lib Dem leader Clegg’s strong performance in the TV debates has boosted support for his third party and ensured the result will be on a knife-edge. A daily YouGov tracker poll for The Sun Thursday showed the Conservatives were up one point on 34 percent, the Lib Dems were up three on 31 percent and Labour had dropped two points to 27 percent. A second poll, by ComRes for ITV and The Independent, put the Tories on 36 percent, compared to 29 percent for Labour and 26 percent for the Lib Dems.

Sarkozys see Great Wall, Ming Tombs on China visit AP

BEIJING – French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, walked the centuriesold Great Wall and wandered the imperial Ming Tombs on a sightseeing stop Thursday during their visit to China. Sarkozy’s trip is being billed as a return to healthy diplomatic relations between the countries after spats over Tibet. The French leader is also

pressing Beijing to support further sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Hours before Sarkozy’s planned meeting with top lawmaker Wu Bangguo, the French first couple visited the Ming Tombs and a section of the Great Wall usually closed to the public, said French officials who declined to be named according to government policy. The officials would not provide further details, saying the visit was private and not open to the media.

On Beijing’s outskirts, the tombs were chosen by 13 of the 16 Ming Dynasty emperors, who ruled between 1368 and 1644, as their last resting place. Sarkozy travels to Shanghai on Friday, where he will attend the opening ceremony for the World Expo and visit France’s stand at the festival. The couple played tourists Wednesday, too, making a stop in the western city of Xi’an and visiting the life-size terracotta warriors at the

famed ancient tomb of China’s first emperor. Sarkozy also met Wednesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao and stressed the urgency of ongoing efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear activities, saying new sanctions must be imposed on Tehran if negotiations fail. The United States and its Western allies are pressing for quick adoption of an array of tough sanctions, but Russia and China are still hoping that diplomacy will lead Iran to the negoti-

ating table and have indicated they will only agree to much weaker measures if Tehran refuses. Iran says it only wants the technology to produce nuclear power. The two leaders said Hu had accepted Sarkozy’s invitation to visit France in the fall. Relations nose-dived in 2008 after protests by exiled Tibetans and other activists during the Olympic torch’s passage through Paris and Sarkozy’s talks with Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.


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IMIGRATION Australian Consulate General Jalan Tantular 32 Renon Denpasar Phone: +62 361 241118 Fax: +62 361 221195 (General) +62 361 241120 (Immigration)

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HOSPITAL Denpasar There are 4 major hospitals usually used by foreigners Denpasar General Hospital (RSUP Sanglah), Kasih Ibu Hospital, Rumah Sakit Wongaya and Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada.

HOSPITAL Bangli Bangli General Hospital Jl. Kesumayuda 27, Bangli Phone : +62 366 91521 Gianyar

Royal Danish & Norwegian Mimpi Resort Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 070 The Czech Republic Jalan Pengembak No. 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.286 465 France Consulate Agency Jalan Merta Sari Gang II No. 8 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.285 485 The Federal Republic of Germany Jalan Pantai Karang No 17 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.288 535 The Republic of Hungary Jalan By Pass No 219 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.287 701 Italian Consulate Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran, Bali Phone +62.361.701 005 Honorary Consulate of Mexico Jalan Mohamad Yamin 1 A, Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.223 266 Honorary Consulate of The Netherlands Jalan Raya Kuta 127, Bali Phone +62.361.761 506 Honorary Consulate of Spain Komplek Istana Kuta Galleria Blok Vallet 2 No 11. Jalan Patih Jelantik Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.769 286 USA Consulate Agency Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 188 Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.222 426 Consulate General of Japan Jalan Raya Puputan No. 170 Renon, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.227 628 Honorary Consulate of British Jalan Tirta Nadi No. 20 Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.270 601 Swiss and Austria Consulate Jalan Patih Jelantik, Komplek Pertokoan Istana Galleria Phone +62.361.751 735 Honorary Consulate of Brazil Jalan Legian No. 186, Bali Phone +62.361.757 775 Honorary Consulate of Thailand Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 81, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.263 310 Embassy of India Jalan Raya Puputan Renon 42-44, Denpasar, Bali Phone +62.361.241 978 Honorary Consulate of Sweden anf Finland Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali Phone +62.361.282 223 Honorary Consulate of Malaysia Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali Phone +62.361.752 520

RSUP Sanglah is the main provincial public hospital. Its facilities have improved since the emergency ward had been built in 1991. Difficult/critical cases would not become a problem anymore since it has complete equipments. It is located on Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1 Sanglah Denpasar with : Phone : 227 911 – 15 Fax : 226 363 Kasih Ibu Hospital is a private hospital which caters for less serious cases such as diarrhea, intestinal disorders, anemia, asthma and minor accidents. Kasih Ibu is also equipped to care for pregnant women. This hospital is located on Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar. Phone : 223 036 Fax : 268 690. Rumah Sakit Wongaya (Public Hospital; Psychiatric Unit) Jl. Kartini, Denpasar. Phone : 222 142. Rumah Sakit Dharma Husada , (Private) Jl. Sudirman No 50, Denpasar Phone : 227 560, 234 824 In relating with health, Bali also has insurance and medical evacuation company, that is: AEA International - SOS Assistance Bali. PT Abhaya Eka Astiti, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 24X, Kuta 80361. Phone : 755 768 Fax : 755 768 One thing that should be noted by tourists here is that the Blood Bank in Bali normally carries no stock of Rhesus (Rh) Negative blood. Badung Bali Medical Clinics There are some medical clinics that are well known by foreigners in Bali. Some of them are western owned and operated : Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) Bali International Medical Centre (BIMC) provides excellent Primary Health Care & Emeregency Medical Services for tourists, traveler, and expatriate living in Bali. Emeregency Room, Ambulance, Clinic Services, Insurance & Medical Evacuations also available. Open 24 hours Phone : 761 2631. Located Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Bali 80361 - Indonesia. International SOS Clinic Bali Opened in 1999, offers International SOS members and visitors to Bali comprehensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency medical service. Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 505X, Kuta 80361, Bali - Indonesia Phone : 720 100 Fax : 721 919 E-mail : ttp :// Bali Nusa Dua Emergency Clinic Jl Pratama No. 81 Phone : 771 324 Kuta Clinic Jl. Raya Kuta Phone : 753 268 Dental Clinic Dr Indra Guizot, Jl. Patimura 19, Denpasar Phone : 222 445, 234 375 DDS. Ritjie Rihartinah, Jl Pratama No. 81 Nusa Dua Phone : 771 324 Retno W. Agung, Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.4A Br. Tamansari – Sanur Phone : 288 501

Clinic Mas Jl. Raya Mas, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974573 Toyo Clinic Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 978078 Permata Bunda Clinic Jl. Patih Jelantik 50 X, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 942082 Ubud Clinic Jl Raya Ubud No.36 Campuhan, Ubud Phone : +62 361 974911 Gianyar General Hospital Jl. Ciung Wanara 2, Gianyar Phone : +62 361 943049 Karangasem Karangasem General Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai, Karangasem Phone : +62 363 21001 Klungkung Klungkung General Hospital Jl. Flamboyan 40-4, Klungkung Phone : +62 366 21371 Negara Negara General Hospital Jl. Gelar, Negara Phone : +62 365 41006 Tabanan Laboratorium Clinic Jl. Gunung semeru No. 8, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 819260 Mengwi Clinic Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai 46, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 880550 Darma Kerti Hospital Jl. Teratai 16, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 812359 Tabanan General Hospital Jl. Pahlawan 14, Tabanan Phone : +62 361 811027 Singaraja Prodia Clinic Jl. RA Kartini 12, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 24-516 Singaraja Hospital Jl. Ngurah Rai 30, Singaraja Bali 0362 - 22-573 Pet Clinics Kayumas: (0361) 226934 Sayang Binatang: (0361) 483121 Satwa Kertha Husada: (0361) 263018 Pantai Sindhu: (0361) 287518 Sidakarya: (0361) 724492 Pedungan: (0361) 720026

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Sugar makers... From page 1 However, the machine didn’t being use since the beginning and the association collapsed. The problem was the electricity needed to operate the machine. When the electricity was adequate, the machine can not be operated because the operation cost was far greater than the income. Nengah Sutarma, one of the sugar makers, said that because the association collapsed, the producers return to their old business and produce sugar on their own. “Our sugar also very hard to sell, maybe it is because the lack of promotion,” he added. All materials to make red sugar must be bought such as tuak as the basic material worth

1.500 rupiah per liter. Sutama hoped that the government takes action in helping the sugar makers. One of the important steps is to find the market of company who want to buy the sugar regularly and with fixed prices. The association in Besan viilage was established based on the proposal of a consultant under Bali Industrial Department. The consultant ensured the sugar makers that the production will be highly demanded by the market but in reality the demand keep decreasing form time to time. The consultant run away after the collapse of the association and it made the sugar makers disapinted.(kmb20)

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This April 16 photo shows a giant NASA science balloon being inflated at the launch site near Alice Springs

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Giant NASA balloon crashes in Australia

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SYDNEY (AFP) – A giant NASA science balloon crashed during take-off in Australia Thursday, destroying its multi-million-dollar payload, toppling a large car and narrowly missing frightened observers. Dramatic footage of the incident showed the balloon’s large undercarriage coming loose from its moorings, smashing through a fence and knocking a four-wheel-drive car on its side before coming to rest. “We were sitting in our car and preparing to move it out of the way and we actually were within a foot (30 centimetres) of being wiped out,” a relieved bystander said, on footage relayed by public broadcaster ABC. “If it hadn’t been for the other gentleman’s car being there, we’d be somewhere else by now, I think.”

The balloon, the size of a football field when inflated and designed to float up to 40 kilometres (25 miles) high, deep in the stratosphere, fluttered back down to the Alice Springs launch site after it came loose. Witnesses said they were asked to move out of the way before the payload, containing expensive scientific instruments, was suddenly dragged across the launch site. “We started moving the cars and just barely made it out without getting smashed,” one witness said. “(There was) debris flying through the air everywhere,” said

another. “That was it, just an instance of chaos outside.” Scientists last week completed a similar balloon flight to measure Xrays and gamma rays sent out by various stars and galaxies from deep in the Earth’s atmosphere. Ravi Sood, director of the Alice Springs Balloon Launching Centre, said scientists involved in the NASA-sponsored project were extremely disappointed. “Ballooning, that’s the way it happens on occasions but it is very, very disappointing. Gut-wrenching actually,” he told ABC.

Prosecutors investigate Ukraine parliament chaos AP

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian prosecutors say they are considering filing charges against parliament members who hurled eggs and set off smoke bombs in the chamber as lawmakers ratified a controversial agreement with Russia. The parliament speaker was bombarded with eggs and deputies brawled Tuesday ahead of a vote ratifying an agreement to extend the Russian navy’s lease of a Ukrainian port by 25 years. Kiev city prosecutors said Thursday those who caused the disorder could face charges of hooliganism that carry a sentence of up to four years in jail.

Smoke from smoke bombs fill the session hall during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia

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“It’s like suicide, which is another type of mental health problem that can spread in a community,” said Zhou. “Normally, with these kind of violent events we hope the media won’t blow them up too much. Because that tends to make it spread.” A survey of mental health in four Chinese provinces jointly done by Chinese and U.S. doctors that was published in the Lancet in June concluded that China likely had about 173 million adults nationwide with mental health disorders and that most, 158 million, had never gotten any professional help for their problems. But state media said Zheng Minsheng, 42, had no history of mental illness before he rampaged through a school in Fujian province in March, killing eight children. During his trial, Zheng said he killed the children because he had been upset after being jilted by a woman and treated badly by her wealthy family. The court also heard that Zheng lived with his 80-year-old grandmother in a one-bedroom apartment and slept on the balcony in summer and in the living room in winter. He testified that he had trouble dealing with people at work but had not gotten the help he needed from his boss, so he quit his job but was unable to find another one. Yu Jianrong of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has said China’s sweeping social changes might be partially to blame for Zheng’s anti-social rage. “A social environment lacking fairness and justice, in which those who abide by the rules

gain nothing, while those who do not can profit, could bring about resistance by the weak against the entire society,” Yu was quoted as saying by the Southern Weekly newspaper a few weeks after the attack. Zheng was executed Wednesday, just weeks after his crime. Zhou, the Renmin University professor, said China’s use of capital punishment helps fuel the cycle of violence by enforcing a belief in “blood for blood.” He said China should abolish the death penalty, improve human rights and make its justice system more fair and transparent. After a 2004 attack at a school in Beijing that left nine students dead, the central government mandated tighter school security nationwide. The Ministry of Education did not immediately respond to a fax Thursday asking whether the attacks would result in orders to step up school security. In Wednesday’s attack, in which a teacher stabbed fourth and fifth graders in their heads, backs and arms, Xinhua said the suspect suffered from mental illness and had been on sick leave from another school since February 2006. He is now in police custody. None of the victims in that case had life-threatening wounds, said the director of the command center at the Leizhou Public Security Bureau, who gave his name as Qin. Two weeks ago, a mentally ill man hacked to death a second grader and an elderly woman with a meat cleaver in southern Guangxi, and wounded five other people.


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Friday, April 30, 2010


XL net income increased 18 percent IBP


Indonesian protesters shout slogans during a protest against Vice President Boediono and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani outside the vice presidential palace in Jakarta on April 29, 2010 as Boediono and Sri Mulyani are scheduled for questioning.

Rally protesting Boediono’s questioning at his office Antara

JAKARTA - About a hundred members of the People’s Solidarity for Anti-Corruption (SORAK) staged a rally in front of the vice presidential office here Thursday. They protested the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)’s decision to question Vice President Boediono about the Bank Century scandal at his office instead of summoning him to the KPK office. Boediono was questioned about the Bank Century bailout scandal in his capacity as the former central bank (Bank Indonesia) governor. Besides him, KPK investigators were also scheduled to quiz Finance Minister Sri Mulyani at her office. Going to the vice presidential office by five metro-mini buses, the demonstrators displayed a number of banners criticizing the KPK’s

decision to question Boediono and Sri Mulyani at their offices. The protesters accused the KPK of giving Boediono and Sri Mulyani privileges by sending its investigators to their offices. By doing so, the anti-corruption commission had ignored the principles of equality before the law and equality under the law, a demonstrator said. “Why does this happen? Why is Boediono questioned at the vice presidential palace. Before the law, every citizen’s position is the same. Why then is Boediono treated differently?” he asked. Tens of policemen safeguarded

the rally but none of them was equipped with the anti-riot shields. Boediono and Sri Mulyani were among those named by several party factions in the House’s Bank Century Inquiry Committee as responsible for the Bank Century scandal. Last March, the House of Representatives’ plenary session of the Bank Century bailout scandal concluded that the bailout policy had covered up irregularities, violations of banking regulations and criminal laws, instances of corruption and money laundering. The House’s final conclusion was supported by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Golkar Party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), the United Development Party (PPP), the Great Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra), and the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura).

ACFTA beneficial for Batam’s industry Antara

BATAM - The implementation of the Asean-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) is actually beneficial for the industries on Batam in particular, and on Riau Islands province in general. Bank Indonesia Batam branch manager Elang Tri said here on Thursday that the implementation of ACFTA was beneficial because the raw materials for the industries on Batam and Riau Islands were inexpensive. “The FTA has a positive impact on the industries here because the ram materials and capital goods are cheaper,” Elang Tri said here on Thursday. With cheaper raw materials, he said production cost was also lower

and the prices would be even more competitive. In addition, he said improvement in cooperation with China would eventually enlarge Riau Island province’s export market in the country from Singapore’s domination. Meanwhile, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu in Jakarta said the government had chosen the option of “special talks” with China on the ACFTA because renegotiating the accord will lead to payment of huge compensations and involvement of other Asean member countries. Speaking at a meeting with the House Commission VI on Monday the minister said the government had made various efforts to reduce public worries that ACFTA would cause national industrial products to lose the

competition in domestic markets, including conducting special talks with the Chinese government. She admitted that there were options of postponing the implementation of ACFTA and renegotiating particularly the 228 tariff items on which Indonesia feared it would lose the competition with Chinese products. “But finally the option was holding special talks with the Chinese government because renegotiating the agreement will be costly because Indonesia must then pay huge amounts of compensation and also involve other Asean member countries,” she said. Special talks would be more comprehensive and not only limited to the question of 228 tarif items and so it was considered more beneficial, she said.

JAKARTA - PT XL Axiata Tbk. (XL) reported 1Q10 performance with net profit of Rp. 598 billion, an 18 percent increase compared to 4Q09. XL also reported total revenues of Rp. 4.2 trillion and EBITDA of Rp. 2.1 trillion. In addition, XL’s Revenue Generating Base (RGB) subscribers grew by 5% to 32.9 million in 1Q10 from 31.4 million in December 2009. XL launched various innovative tariff plans and pioneered the “Combo” package which allows subscribers to enjoy limited bonus SMS and data access after certain usage of voice or SMS without daily registration. The various price plan options from which subscribers can choose according to their needs increased the usage of voice, SMS, and data services. In 1Q10, outgoing minutes of usage increased by 17% YoY to 23.3 billion minutes, while SMS increased by 235% YoY to 32.2 billion SMS. The higher usage improved blended ARPU to Rp35,000, a 21% increase YoY. Hasnul Suhaimi, the President Director of XL said, “Data revenue increased by 349% compared to 1Q09, which contributed 7% to the

total revenue in 1Q10 with 12.4 million subscribers. The rapid growth is driven by the popularity of social networking application such as Facebook and instant messaging as well as availability of affordable smart phones.” To further stimulate usage from the data services adoption, XL allocates 25% of its CapEx for data services this year. XL launched various other affordable data services. For BlackBerry users, XL introduced “BB Gaul” package, an affordable limited BlackBerry services excluding web browser and push mail. While for non-smart phone users, XL introduced “SMS Facebook”, where subscribers can do the various popular activities in Facebook and receive unlimited updates from their Facebook friends, for an affordable subscription fee. Hasnul Suhaimi added “For 2010, we are committed to further improve quality of service which will maximize our customers’ experience in utilizing XL services. All of our services are launched with that commitment in mind.” At the end of March 2010, XL had 19,904 BTS (Base Transceiver Station, 2G/3G) covering more than 90% of Indonesian population which shows XL’s commitment to improve the quality of service.

Sri Mulyani questioned over Bank Century scandal Antara

JAKARTA - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani was quizzed by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators at her office here Thursday about the Bank Century bailout scandal. The Finance Ministry’s Inspector General Hekinus Manao told newsmen that Mulyani was just accompanied by the ministry’s legal bureau staff during the questioning session. The legal bureau staff assisted her with data and documents needed during the questioning, he said. In preparing for the quiz, Sri Mulyani had again studied the papers that she presented before the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Bank Century scandal committee members a few months ago, he said. “I did not see her make special preparations for the KPK questioning. What she did was again looking at the materials that she had presented to the House committee,” Manao said. Due to her questioning, Sri Mulyani could not attend a cabinet meeting regularly held at the presidential palace on Thursday. Besides Sri Mulyani, on the same day, KPK investigators were also scheduled to quiz former cen-

tral bank (Bank Indonesia) governor who is now Vice President Boediono. Boediono and Sri Mulyani were among those named by several party factions in the House’s Bank Century Inquiry Committee as responsible for the Bank Century scandal. Last March, the House of Representatives’ plenary session of the Bank Century bailout scandal concluded that the bailout policy had covered up irregularities, violations of banking regulations and criminal laws, instances of corruption and money laundering. The House’s final conclusion was supported by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Golkar Party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), the United Development Party (PPP), the Great Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra), and the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura). The central government’s decision to rescue failed Bank Century with a total of Rp6.7 trillion in bailout funds had also triggered protests from various elements in the society. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono maintained Sri Mulyani in his cabinet despite public pressure for her dismissal from the cabinet.



Friday, April 30, 2010

Bali Today Southern Sulawesi and Bali to cooperate to develop tourism Antara

DENPASAR – Southern Sulawesi Province will soon cooperate with Bali in order to develop tourism in Tanah Toraja. H. Andi Muallim, the secretary of Southern Sulawesi Province, said “the letter of agreement will soon be signed because both provinces are ready to cooperate.” Andi received the visit from 28 participants of Development Information Media which was led by I Putu Suardhika, the head of Public Relation division in Bali’s Government. Actually, the cooperation of both provinces had been done before the Bali Bombing tragedy on October 12th 2002. After the tragedy, the tourism in Indonesia decreased rapidly. A few years forward, tourism in Bali is developing but Tanah Toraja can not recuperate and gain tourists. Every year, 2.3 million tourists come to Bali and there is great hope some of the tourists will also visited Tanah Toraja. “Tanah Toraja has unique culture and beautiful nature. It can be compared with Bali,” Andi

said. The agreement which will be signed in May 2010 could develop tourism in Tanah Toraja. The government of Southern Sulawesi has prepared the facilities to develop tourism, one of them by developing Hasanudin Airport.

One of the interesting site that can be visit by tourists on Tanah Toraja, South Sulawesi. Southern Sulawesi Province will soon cooperate with Bali in order to develop tourism in Tanah Toraja. H. Andi Muallim, the secretary of Southern Sulawesi Province, said “the letter of agreement will soon be signed because both provinces are ready to cooperate.”

Today, Telkomsel held M-Lifestyle Expo IBP

Courtesy by Telkomsel

Syaiful Bachri, the GM Sales and Customer Service Telkomsel for Bali and Nusa Tenggara

DENPASAR – Telkomsel held a cellular expo in Bali which is being held in Bali Mal Kuta started today, April 30th through May 2 nd 2010. Syaiful Bachri, the GM Sales and Customer Service Telkomsel for Bali and Nusa Tenggara, explained that the biggest cellular expo exhibited applications and the latest communication solution such as iPhone 3GS, BlackBerry service, Telkomsel Flash, T-Cash, and Mobile School Telkomsel. There is also bundling hand phone package with special prices including for students. Bachri said that the exhibition is the second expo held in Bali. The purpose of the event is to give the direct experience to the people on the benefit of the communication services which support the mobile lifestyle. “‘’Telkomsel M-Lifestyle Expo is held to give the chance to

the people to try the innovation from Telkomsel,” he added. Bachri also added that the mobile lifestyle that can be tried by the customers is the micro payment Telkomsel Cash or T-Cash. Since it being launched two years ago in Indonesia, the users and the number of transaction is increasing significantly. The number of merchants that receive the T-Cash service in increasing rapidly. Currently, there are 90 spots of TCash transaction in Bali. To commemorate Indonesian Education Day, Telkomsel will launch Telkomsel Mobile School. The service is given to support the School Administration Program (PAS) from Indonesia Education Department. Telkomsel had lunch the SMS service package in SMAN 2 Amlapura in Karangasem regency and also donated one unit finger print absences machine to the school. (kmb18)

Bali ranks 15th for HDI Antara

DENPASAR - Bali now ranks 15th among Indonesia’s 33 provinces in terms of Human Development Index (HDI), which among others measures education, healthcare, purchasing power and environmental conservation. “The Bali provincial administration is making various breakthroughs to improve its HDI in pursuit of being one of top ten provinces with the highest HDI,” Bali provincial administration spokesman I Putu Suardhika said. He said the sectors which determine HDI currently topped the list of the province’s development priorities among the seven key programs Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika and Deputy Governor AAN Puspayoga had launched.

In the education sector, the province had allocated Rp125 billion to implement a 12-year compulsory education program. The fund was taken from the 2010 regional budget, he said. To ensure the success of the program, the budget allocations for the education program included scholarships for students of unable parents, he said. Putu Suardhika said the provincial government also had allocated Rp127 billion in funds for the development of the health sector. The funds would be used among others to finance a free health service program for the entire community under the so-called Bali Mandara Health Guarantee (JKBM) program. The JKBM program involved 130 public health service posts, eight regional hospitals, Indera hospital, Bangli insane asylum and Sanglah hospital, he said.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Balinese Culture Semur Lidah

Bali to host World Choir Games Bali Post

DENPASAR - Indonesia will host the 8th World Choir Games taking place in the upcoming year 2014. “The Indonesian government has submitted the intention to the Inkultur Foundation, Germany. Meanwhile, the venue selected for the proposed the 8th World Choir Games will be in Bali,” said the Director General of Tourism Destination Development, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Firmansyah Rahim, when receiving the XXII Committee of ITB Choir Festival and the 1st ITB International Choir Competition 2010 in Jakarta, Wednesday (Apr 28). According to Firman, Bali was chosen as the host based on the consideration that

it had adequate facilities and infrastructure. In addition, Bali became one of the main tourist destinations visited by domestic and foreign tourists and was famous for the richness in diversity and cultural potential. By becoming the host of the 8th World Choir Games, said Firman, the image of Indonesia in international forum would further increase. Additionally, the event would pose a promotional event in drawing more foreign tourists to Indonesia. Firman added the World Choir Games was the largest choir competition in the world, where in every execution it was followed by no less than 250,000 participants consisting of choir participants, facilitators and other supporting elements. Meanwhile, Chairman of

the XXII ITB Choir Festival Committee and 1st ITB International Choir Competition 2010, Therecia Saktiana Putri Sihombing, said it was the first time for Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) to hold the International Choir Competition (ICC). Of course, she expected many overseas participants would participate. “We want our choir could compete against overseas choirs,” she said while adding the festival would be held on July 24-29, 2010. In short, said Therecia, her party was committed to supporting the government programs to bring in more tourists, especially to Bandung, considering Bandung denoted a destination that was no less attractive compared to other destinations in the country. (010)

(Ox Tongue in Sweet Nutmeg Sauce OVERVIEW: Although native to Indonesia, the nutmeg is not often used in cooking. One exception is the braised meat dish known as Semur, which is generally made with beef. This Balinese version uses ox tongue and partners the inimitable fragrance of nutmeg with sweet soy sauce. INGREDIENTS: 2,5 lt (10 cups) water 600 gr (1 ¼ lb) ox tongue, washed well 1 cup beef stock 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) 2 tbsp thin soy sauce ¾ tsp ground black pepper ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg 4 ea salam leaves 3 fragrant lime leaves 3 tbsp fried shallots 3 medium size potatoes, peeled and cut in 2 cm (3/4 in dice) Fried shallots to garnish PREPARATION: 1. Bring water to boil in a heavy stockpot, add beef spice paste and salam leaves, whole ox tongue and bring back to boil. 2. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 3 hours or until tongue is cooked and very tender. 3. Plunge ox tongue into ice water and cool for 5 minutes. Peel skin off with a sharp knife. 4. Slice ox tongue in thin even slices and place in saucepan. 5. Fill up with beef stock and add all remaining ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 6. Add potatoes and continue to simmer until potatoes are cooked. 7. Garnish with fried shallots. ( balifood)

Pancong (Coconut Cake) INGREDIENTS: 2 cups freshly grated coconut, or 1½ cups desiccated coconut moistened with warm milk 1/3 cup glutinous rice flour 1/3 cup plain rice flour ¼ cup white sugar ½ tsp salt PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl and knead well for 3 minutes, until the dough is smooth and does not stick. Dust a cake tin with a little rice flour and press the dough into it. Bake in moderate oven (180 degree Celsius/ 350 degree F) for approximately 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. ( balifood)




Friday, April 30, 2010


Taman Ayun TAMAN Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali. Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. The word Ahyun is then changed into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifesta-

tion. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship is Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs. Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the god. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu. (

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BUSINESS Upbeat Fed keeps borrowing rates on hold Agence France-Presse


Workers cross the road opposite the construction sites of urban villas in Beijing on April 29, 2010.

IMF warns Asian economies of overheating risks Agence France-Presse

SHANGHAI - The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that Asian economies were at risk of overheating as strong capital inflows fan inflationary pressures and raise the risk of damaging bubbles. The IMF urged regional leaders to return to “more normal” monetary policies after the global financial crisis, and increase the flexibility of their exchange rates to counter speculative funds flowing into their economies. “For China, like in other economies in the region, the risk is to ensure that the boom we see in asset flows does not, like in the past, lead to a cycle of boom and bust,” Anoop Singh, director of the IMF’s Asia-Pacific department, told a news conference. In its latest report on the regional outlook, the IMF said brighter economic growth prospects and widening interest rate differentials with developed economies “are likely to attract more capital to the region”. “This could lead to overheating in some economies and increase their vulnerability to credit and asset price booms with the risk of subsequent abrupt reversals,” the report said. The IMF raised its growth forecasts for Asia to 7.1 percent for

both 2010 and 2011, higher than its prediction last week when it estimated regional economies would expand an average 6.9 percent this year and 7.0 percent next. But the Fund warned exportdriven Asia remained vulnerable to a slower-than-expected recovery in the West, and urged governments to reduce their reliance on overseas shipments and boost domestic consumption. “It will be important to implement reforms that boost the productivity and the competitiveness of the services sector,” IMF senior economist Olaf Unteroberdoerster told reporters. The IMF said Asian policymakers need to safeguard against the build-up of imbalances in asset and housing markets caused by “excess liquidity”, and one way to do this was to adopt more flexible exchange rates. “Letting the exchange rate appreciate can forestall short-term inflows,” the Fund said, without spe-

cifically referring to China. “Without more currency appreciation, the pressure to sterilise the impact on money supply will continue.” But stronger currencies alone were not going to rebalance the economies in China and other countries in the region, said Singh. Governments needed to reduce household “precautionary savings” and very high corporate savings in China and elsewhere. “It’s very important that this package of measures is not viewed as based on one policy, which is the exchange rate,” Singh said. The IMF said last week a stronger yuan was “essential” for both the Chinese and world economies, heaping more pressure on Beijing to revalue the currency, which has been effectively pegged at 6.8 to the dollar since mid-2008. Critics say the policy has given Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage by making their exports cheaper.

WASHINGTON - The US Federal Reserve kept borrowing costs ultra-low Wednesday, despite its verdict that the job market is finally starting to improve. Pointing to a slightly quickening economic recovery, the Fed said labor and housing markets showed glimmers of improvement and spending had ticked up. “Economic activity has continued to strengthen and... the labor market is beginning to improve,” the Federal Open Market Committee said. The Fed observed that housing building had edged up, but — like last month — was still at a depressed level. In a closing statement which is examined forensically by investors, the central bank warned “the pace of economic recovery is likely to be moderate for a time.” So its 10-member rate-setting panel vowed to keep historically low interest rates of zero to 0.25 percent for an “extended period.” “Growth in household spending has picked up recently but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.” After a brutal economic downturn, one in 10 US workers is still unemployed, causing a drag on everything from consumer spending to housing prices. Nine of the 10 members of the top committee said that interest rates should be kept at “exceptionally low levels” for an extended period in order to stimulate the economy. Describing inflation trends as “subdued,” the committee saw few price

risks in keeping rates so low. The head of the Kansas Federal Reserve Bank, Thomas Hoenig, again dissented, warning the expectation of low rates for “an extended period” could be damaging and restrict the Fed’s ability to maneuver. Within the Fed a debate continues to rage over the pace of tightening, and when the bank should offload over a trillion dollars in troubled mortgage assets. According to Brian Bethune, a financial economist with IHS Global Insight, there is little reason for Hoenig’s colleagues to heed his concerns. “The Fed’s strategy is working,” Bethune said. “The Fed is up several touchdowns at half time with the economy experiencing moderate growth with receding inflation pressures,” he added. “There is no compelling reason to adjust policy at this time.” Other analysts agreed there were few reasons for rapid change. Barclays Capital told clients that while there was some good news in Wednesday’s statement, “the Fed tempered its enthusiasm” with observations about employers’ reluctance to add to payrolls. It predicted rates would be hiked in September. That focus on jobs seems set to deepen when President Barack Obama names Janet Yellen, the president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, to the Fed’s board of governors on Thursday. Yellen is considered by many to take an approach to policy that emphasizes employment over inflation. She is set to replace the out-going Fed number two, Donald Kohn. Wednesday’s rates decision ended a two-day meeting of the committee, which is scheduled to next meet again in June.

Oil eases in Asian trade as Greek debt woes loom Agence France-Presse

SINGAPORE - Oil prices slipped slightly in Asian trade Thursday, losing some of their steam from Wednesday as investors awaited further news on Europe’s debt crisis and its impact on the commodity. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for June, eased nine cents to 83.13 dollars a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for June delivery was down nine cents to 86.07 dollars per barrel. Traders were eagerly watching Europe’s reaction to Greece’s mounting difficulties as debt markets increasingly punish Athens, dealers said. “It’s pretty quiet in terms of news at the moment. When... there is some new development in the Greece situation, then the market could go either way,” Clarence Chu, a Singapore-based trader with Hudson Capital Energy told AFP.

Germany on Wednesday signalled that it was willing to stop stalling the activation of a European Union-IMF bailout, with chancellor Angela Merkel saying rescue talks must be “accelerated.” Germany, the pivotal player in any bailout as Europe’s biggest economy, has said it will lend Greece the money it needs to avoid a crippling default only if Athens promises to make further budget cuts. Greece faces a May 19 deadline to repay nine billion euros (12 billion dollars) in maturing debt, but is unable to access private capital following a credit downgrade by Standard & Poors Tuesday. Oil had risen sharply late Wednesday after a day of being buffeted by the European crisis, and were further boosted on news the US Federal Reserve was keeping interest rates at ultra-low levels, further stimulating the US economy.


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Elton John says Ryan White turned his life around ELTON John says he’s been sober for 20 years, since shortly after the death of an Indiana teen with AIDS who the musician credits with inspiring him to turn his life around. John was in Indianapolis on Wednesday to headline a benefit celebrating the life and legacy of Ryan White. The 18-year-old died on April 8, 1990, about five years after contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, through a tainted blood transfusion to treat his hemophilia. The singer befriended the boy during his public battle for acceptance after he was banned from a central Indiana school at age 13, bringing national attention to HIV/ AIDS education and the plight of children with HIV in the 1980s. John was at Riley Children’s Hospital when White died and was a pallbearer and performed at the funeral. “It was one of the greatest things in my life to meet Ryan’s family, to be there the last week to try and help, and then for that wonderful message that he gave me to change my life around,” John told The Associated Press before the Wednesday evening benefit. “It was weird to take stock and think of it — I’m 20 years sober this year, and it’s 20 years since Ryan died, because I got sober shortly afterward.”

Proceeds from the event, which was being hosted by Phil Donahue, will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum’s “Power of Children” exhibit, which features White. John established the foundation two years after White’s death. The organization funds innovative HIV prevention and education programs, works to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and provides direct care and support services for patients. The 20-year anniversary of White’s death is an opportunity to restart a dialogue about AIDS and push for educating children about the dis-

ease, John said. “Every 10 years, a new generation of kids come up, and we see the numbers go up, because we can’t really get to them in school,” John said. “We never could. Education about sex and education about AIDS was totally forbidden. That could have saved so many more lives, because children are smart. Children will listen. You don’t have to threaten children, you just have to inform them. It took a child to die to make people sit up and notice,” he added. White’s mother, Jeanne White-Ginder, said John’s return to Indianapolis was a bittersweet reminder of her son’s last days.

Singer Elton John performs during a benefit commemorating the 20th anniversary of AIDS patient Ryan White’s death in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

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John Mayer Is Sick Of Bullock is divorcing James, adopting baby The ‘Haters,’ Considers Quitting Twitter JOHN Mayer is preparing to shut down his account because he’s convinced the social networking site has made him a target for “haters.” The singer has attracted more than three million ‘followers’ with his candid posts, and has hit the headlines for a string of controversial ‘tweets’ published on his page. But Mayer admits his passion for Twitter is waning - and he wants to devote his free time to more productive activities. He says, “Within the last couple weeks, every night I think about cancelling my Twitter account... I just think Twitter, as a form of communication, I think it’s over to be honest with you. It (was) really sort of flawed from the beginning. I can’t tell you how many times I meet people or I’m having dinner with people who write stuff and they get upset they have haters now, like, ‘Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?’ I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something...My challenge going forward is to basically disregard the need, the obsessive need for external validation.” In February, Mayer took to Twitter to apologize for using the ‘N’ word in a Playboy magazine interview. That same month, he confessed his fear that his love of social networking had cost him a romance with notoriously private actress Jennifer Aniston. Mayer follows stars including Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown who have deleted their Twitter blogs.

SANDRA Bullock is dumping her two-timing husband and welcoming a new guy into her life — a baby boy she is adopting as a single mother. Divorce papers were filed Friday in Austin, Texas, where the 45-yearold Oscar-winning actress has a home. The impending end of her five-year marriage to Jesse James came as no surprise on the heels of reports that the motorcycle mogul had been cheating on her and that the couple had already separated. Instead, the bombshell, set off by Bullock in an interview with People magazine, published online Wednesday, was the news that she brought a newborn son home to California earlier this year and has been raising him unbeknownst to almost anyone. Bullock and James began the adoption process four years ago, according to the People article. They brought 3 1/2month-old Louis Bardo Bullock home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Academy Awards. The baby is named after jazz great Louis Armstrong, who had touched Bullock with his signature song, “What a Wonderful World,” she said in the interview. The child was born in New Orleans, a city where Bullock and James had both spent time after Hurricane Katrina. The baby became available during “the media craziness of the awards season,” she said. Deciding to shield Louis from that turmoil, she kept his arrival hidden from all but a few trusted associates and loved ones. “Anything we did with Louis had to be pre-planned like a CIA mission,” she said. “Just the doctors’ visits were filled with decoys and dark cars . ... People that I had worked with for years couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t let them into my house for (Oscar ceremony gown) fittings.” The sleeplessness almost any new mother knows remained a mystery to Bullock’s makeup artist, who wondered why she needed “copious amount of concealer.” Meanwhile, her husband had been keeping secrets of his own, which spilled out with reports that he had cheated on Bullock throughout their marriage. Those cheating allegations became public within days of Bullock’s winning the Oscar on March 7 for best actress for her role in the blockbuster “The Blind Side.” Bullock and James met in 2003 and were married two years later. It seemed like an odd pairing — the Hollywood actress often called “America’s Sweetheart” marrying the tattooed biker who had been wed twice before, designed custom motorcycles and starred in real-

ity shows such as “Monster Garage” and “Jesse James Is a Dead Man.” It was the first marriage for Bullock, who became the devoted stepmom to James’ kids: Sunny, 6; Jesse Jr., 12; and Chandler, 15. After the cheating scandal broke, James publicly apologized to Bullock and his children. He recently returned home after a 30-day stay in a treatment facility where he sought help for “personal issues,” People said. In a statement posted Wednesday on the People website, James called Bullock “the love of my life, but considering the pain and devastation I have caused her, it would be selfish to not let her go.”

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In this March 7, 2010 file photo, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. Sandra Bullock won the best actress award for her role in ‘The Blind Side.

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HP buying Palm for 1.2 billion dollars Agence France - Presse

NEW YORK – US computer giant Hewlett-Packard, in a bid to become a player in the fast-growing smartphone market, said Wednesday it was buying struggling US mobile phone maker Palm for 1.2 billion dollars. HP and Palm said Palm stockholders will receive 5.70 dollars in cash for each share of Palm common stock they hold at the closing of the merger, a premium of 23 percent over Palm’s closing price on Wednesday in New York. “Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique HP experience spanning multiple mobile connected devices,” HP executive vice president Todd Bradley said. “The smartphone market is large, profitable and rapidly growing, and companies that can provide an integrated device and experience command a higher share,” Bradley said in a statement. “Advances in mobility are offering significant opportunities, and HP intends to be a leader in this market,” he added. In a conference call with financial analysts, Bradley said the “smartphone market is over 100 billion dollars and growing over 20 percent annually.” He said the widely praised Palm webOS mobile operating system would allow HP to expand “our breadth of products” from smartphones to netbooks to “slate,” or tablet, computers. Apple released its own tablet computer, the iPad, this month and has reported strong sales of the touchscreen multi-media device.

HP currently has a small presence in the mobile phone market with a device called the HP iPaq which runs on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system. HP and Palm said that the acquisition has been approved by the boards of directors of both firms and was expected to close during HP’s fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2010. They said Palm’s current chairman and chief executive Jon Rubinstein is expected to remain with the company. “We look forward to working with HP to continue to deliver industry-leading mobile experiences to our customers and business partners,” Rubinstein said. “We’re thrilled by HP’s vote of confidence in Palm’s technological leadership, which delivered Palm webOS and iconic products such as the Palm Pre,” he said. Palm’s touchscreen Palm Pre smartphone, powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, won “Best in Show” at the annual gadget fair in Las Vegas in January of last year, but posted disappointing sales. The Sunnyvale, California-based Palm has been the subject of acquisition rumors for months. The takeover speculation heightened after Palm reported a third-quarter net loss of 22 million dollars last month, nearly doubling its loss of the previous quarter. Palm came out with some of the first personal digital as-

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A Palm Pre Plus phone (L) and a Palm Pixi Plus phone. US computer giant Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Palm to buy the mobile phone maker for 1.2 billion dollars.

sistants in the 1990s, but in recent years has been lagging behind rivals Nokia, Apple and Research in Motion. Reaction to HP’s move was mixed with Forrester Research mobile analyst Charles Golvin giving it a thumb’s down. “The good news is that HP made a strong move toward becoming a

player in the mobile market,” he said. “The bad news is that it’s the wrong move. HP doesn’t need the Palm brand,” Golvin said. “HP needs a strong presence in mobile, but Palm doesn’t deliver that.” Jon Ogg of raised the possibility of another company coming forward with a bid for Palm. “There are many

potential buyers here, but the question will come down to if anyone is willing to pay up even higher for a company which many feel has very little value on its own,” he said. HP shares shed 0.83 percent to 52.84 dollars in after-hours electronic trading while trading in Palm was suspended.

Activision in legal battle with game developers Agence France - Presse

SAN FRANCISCO – Activision has a fight on its hands as developers behind “Modern Warfare” ac-

cuse the videogame publisher of holding them “hostage” to complete a new installment of the blockbuster franchise. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on

Monday asks the court to order Activision to pay from 75 million to 125 million dollars in promised bonus cash and then as much as a halfbillion dollars in damages.

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A screengrab shows an Activision video game. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles has asked a court to order gaming giant Activision to pay from 75 million to 125 million dollars in promised bonus cash to game developers and then as much as a half-billion dollars in damages.

The team at Infinity Ward qualified qualified for the bonus money by delivering “Modern Warfare 2” (MW2) in time for a November 2009 launch as Activision had asked, according to the legal filing. Activision had only come across with some of the bonus cash by the time it notified US regulators in early March that it was firing Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. “Activision paid them part but kept most of the money in their own pocket,” said attorney Bruce Isaacs, who filed the suit on behalf of an Infinity Ward Employees Group comprised of 38 current or former studio workers. “They were holding the cash captive to hold the developers captive...They wanted people to stay so they would deliver ‘Modern Warfare 3’.” In the wake of the departure by West and Zampella, a flood of developers deserted Infinity Ward to join the pair at a new studio called Respawn. “Respawn” is a videogame term for a character coming back to life. The lawsuit argued that “Activision withheld the property of the Infinity Ward Employee Group in an attempt to keep the employees hostage” so that the com-

pany could reap the benefit of “Modern Warfare 3.” Activision racked up more than a billion dollars in sales of “MW2” in the three months after its release. The videogame was the latest in a “Call of Duty” series with a fiercely devoted following. Activision wanted to have the next version of the shooter videogame ready for release by the end of 2011 and was withholding the bonus money to get Infinity Ward developers to stick around to meet that deadline, Isaacs said. With more than a quarter of the Infinity Ward team gone, Activision has reportedly farmed the Modern Warfare sequel job out to other studios. Isaacs has asked the court to combine the Infinity Ward employees case with a similar civil suit filed by West and Zampella, who are also seeking bonus money they claim to be due. Southern California-based Activision did not return AFP requests for comment but was publicly quoted as saying that the case is “without merit” and that the company has the right to determine amounts and timing of bonus payments.



Friday, April 30, 2010

Porsche Tennis

Anthony gets the help he wanted in Nuggets’ win

Grand Prix in the

Associated Press Writer

Justine Henin of Belgium returns the ball to Julia Goerges of Germany during a match of the WTA

southern German city of Stuttgart on April 28, 2010. Henin won the match 7-6 (7/3), 6-1. AFP PHOTO DDP / SASCHA SCHUERMANN GERMANY OUT

Battling Henin survives German test, Kuznetsova exits Agence France _ Presse

STUTTGART, Germany – Former world number one Justine Henin had a tough workout as she battled past Germany’s Julia Goerges to book her place in the second round of Stuttgart’s WTA tournament on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Belgian, wearing a splint to protect the broken finger she suffered in training last week, needed 53 minutes for the first set after Goerges forced a tie-breaker. The four-times Roland Garros winner then held her nerve to take the set despite a furious protest from her German opponent over a line-call which left her remonstrating with the umpire long after the point was awarded against her. Henin then only needed exactly 30 minutes to take the second set for a 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 victory. “She was in a position to win the set, I just tried to keep focused,” said a relieved Henin who won this tournament in 2007. “I was tired in the first set, but I finally managed to relax and felt better on court. “She was on fire in the first set and was being really aggressive. “The court slides a lot, so when your opponent is being ag-

gressive it is not that easy on defence to come back and win the point. I was much happier in the second set, I was much more aggressive. I was expecting a tough first set, as she had nothing to lose and went for everything.” The right-hander broke the little finger on her left hand last week while preparing for Belgium’s Fed Cup win over Estonia and expects to wear a splint on the injury until next month’s French Open. “I had to change my splint before the match, but it has been a week since the injury, it is getting better even if the finger is still pretty blue,” she said. In the second round Henin, playing on a wildcard entry, will face compatriot Yanina Wickmayer, who saw off Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 6-3.


“We were together a few days ago for the Fed Cup match and I am looking forward to playing her very much,” said Henin, having ended her 18-month hiatus from tennis in January. Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova became the day’s biggest casualty when the number three seed was beaten 6-3, 7-5 by China’s Na Li in just 83 minutes in a second-round game late in the evening. Li will play either Samantha Stosur, who beat France’s Marion Bartoli in her first round game, or Romania’s Alexandra Dulgheru in Friday’s quarter-finals. Earlier, fourth-seed Jelena Jankovic needed just over an hour to breeze into the second-round with a straight sets win over Gisela Dulko.

DENVER – Carmelo Anthony got the help he was begging for, J.R. Smith found his long-range touch and the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination with a 116-102 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. The Nuggets, trying to become the first team in four years to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the playoffs, sent the series back to Salt Lake City for Game 6 on Friday night despite losing center Nene to a sprained left knee in the first half. “We know it’s going to be a tough game up there, tough arena, Utah fans are pretty tough,” Nuggets acting coach Adrian Dantley said. “But we’re glad we did what we did tonight.” Anthony had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Chauncey Billups had 21 points, and Smith made four big 3-pointers among his 17 points for Denver, which won a game in which it was facing elimination for the first time since the 1994 Western Conference semifinals against Utah. The Nuggets had lost eight straight elimination games, six since Anthony joined the team in 2003. “Now, we have a chance to really, I think, put the pressure back on them,” Billups said. “We’ve just got to go in and play the same way, give it everything we got knowing that if we don’t win the season’s over.” After infighting and insults dominated their locker room in the aftermath of their two losses at Salt Lake City, the Nuggets were a much more cohesive group even in the

face of another outstanding performance by Utah’s Deron Williams, who declared after shootaround that he was the best point guard in the NBA right now. The Nuggets won’t disagree. After watching him average 27.6 points and 12.0 assists over the first four games of the series, the Nuggets put Billups on Williams from the start instead of Aaron Afflalo. Williams said nothing would change no matter who was guarding him, and he was right, getting 34 points and 10 assists before fouling out in the final minute. “We played good defense on him,” Dantley insisted, “but he’s just a great basketball player.” Carlos Boozer had 25 points and 16 boards for Utah. But backup big man Kyrylo Fesenko, who had played so well in the absence of Andrei Kirilenko (calf) and Mehmet Okur (Achilles’ tendon) for the last three games, all Utah wins, didn’t do so well Wednesday. He finished with three points and six rebounds in 20 minutes. The Nuggets led 86-81 after three quarters before pouring it on like they did in Game 1, a 126-113 win. The Nuggets have been helpless to curb Williams, who is the first player since Magic Johnson 20 years ago to register at least 20 points and 10 assists in each of the first four games of a playoff series. So, the Nuggets turned to Billups, who has 138 games of playoff experience and was on one of the eight teams that overcame 3-1 playoff deficits (Detroit over Orlando in 2003), and also to rookie Ty Lawson, who brought superior speed to the Nuggets’ lineup.

Tsonga excited by weight of Roland Garros expectation Agence France - Presse

ROME – French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised into the third round of the ATP Rome Masters 1000 at the Foro Italico here on Wednesday and then said he relishes the pressure French players come under at Roland Garros. The Rome event is one of the main warm-up tournaments ahead of the French Open and an opportunity for players to improve their clay game ahead of Roland Garros. And Tsonga, who is not a known clay courter, certainly showed he is more than capable on the surface as he beat Serbia’s Viktor Troicki 6-2, 6-3 in the second round, having had a bye

in the first round. But he denied that he feels burdened by the weight of expectation to become the first homegrown French Open champion since Yannick Noah in 1983. “For me, if Roland Garros was tomorrow I’d run there. There’s no more pressure for me if I’m playing in France or anywhere else,” said the 25-year-old. “It’s an opportunity to be the player who does well at Roland Garros. I’m one of those players who dreams of one day sending Roland Garros crazy and I’m making the most of that.” Although the scoreline looked simple against Troicki, Tsonga was broken twice, including when serving for the match at 5-2 in the second set, in

an encounter that included eight breaks of serve out of 17 games. “I don’t know if it was chaotic, I still advanced, it was comfortable,” said the world number 10 and seventh seed here. “The conditions were heavy, it wasn’t as dry as it was in the afternoon. But I played my game, a clay game and I managed it well. I’d never beaten him before. It’s not that important but it is something.” Next up for the Frenchman is Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo, who thrashed former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero in the first round. “He’s on a good run, I think it’s the best result of his career so he should play well. He’ll give his all,” said Tsonga.

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DENVER - APRIL 28: Ty Lawson #3 of the Denver Nuggets controls the ball as Deron Williams #8 of the Utah Jazz defends as referee Bennett Salvatore oversees the action in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 28, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Jazz 116-102 as the Jazz holds a 3-2 lead in the series.



Friday, April 30, 2010


Mou: ‘No fair play from Barca’ Catalan -


Inter Milan’s Argentinian forward Alberto Milito Diego (L) celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Barcelona vs Inter Milan on April 28, 2010 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Milan reached the Champions League final beating Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final despite losing the second leg 1-0.

Inter stun Barca in Champions League semi-final Agence France - Presse

BARCELONA – Inter Milan reached the Champions League final, beating Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final despite losing the second leg 1-0 and playing an hour of the game with 10 men. Jose Mourinho’s Inter, who won the first game 3-1 last week, will face Bayern Munich in the final on May 22 in Madrid. Despite Gerard Pique’s 84th-minute goal, defending champions Barcelona were unable to find the crucial second goal as 10-man Inter held on, breathing a sigh of relief when Bojan Krkic had a stoppage-time effort chalked off for handball. Inter will be playing in their first European Cup final since 1972 while Mourinho will attempt to lead the Italian giants to Europe’s most prestigious prize for the first time since 1965. “It’s the greatest moment of my career,” said Mourinho. “For the players, me, the fans, it’s the greatest. “It’s been 38 years since Inter played in the final. This is not a team of young players who can wait 15 years to make the final - they will not have another 10 opportunities to play in one. “Against Barcelona, it’s difficult with 11 players but with 10, it’s an historic achievement to win like this. It’s the most beautiful defeat of my life.” Mourinho once again outthought his counterpart Pep Guardiola in a tense, tactical battle with the Italians having to survive an hour one player down following the first half dismissal of Thiago Motta. Barcelona president Joan Laporta appealed to the fans to get behind the team in their darkest hour. “Today, it

was our turn to suffer the cruel side of football,” said Laporta. “Now we must recover our morale for La Liga (where Barcelona are battling Real Madrid for the title). Now, more than ever, we have to support this team.” Guardiola made two changes to his side from the first-leg, with Yaya Toure and Gabriel Milito replacing Maxwell and suspended captain Carles Puyol. Gabriel’s selection on the opposing side to Diego Milito meant brothers were playing in the same Champions League match for the first time. Mourinho kept faith with the team which won the first leg 3-1 last week. Inter showed their game plan from the start as they sat back, an ominous task against a top side and particularly so with the attacking flair at Barça’s disposal. The explosive atmosphere finally boiled over when Motta already with a yellow card for an earlier challenge swung an arm at Sergio Busquets, who was tugging at his shirt. While Motta

was furious with Busquets for what he saw as an over-reaction, the referee reached straight for the red card and Inter were left to battle with ten-men for the rest of the game. The sending off did little to change the match as Inter continued to doggedly defy Barça and it was a telling statistic that at half time Inter had not had a single shot at goal. Although not pleasing on the eye Inter were excelling at cutting out the threat from Barça. Messi and Ibrahimovic were largely anonymous with the latter replaced by Bojan Krkic with half an hour to go. Inter were growing into their job while Barça were resorting to shots from distance. Dani Alves and Toure both tried their luck without going close and then the best chance fell to Bojan who headed wide from just a few yards. The game appeared to be in control for Inter until Pique, now playing as an emergency centre-forward, turned in the box and tucked the ball into the corner leading to a grandstand finish.

Jose Mourinho blasted Barcelona’s “lack of fair play, on or off the pitch” and called on fans to greet the “heroic” team at the airport. “Leo Messi is Messi. An incredible talent, from another galaxy, but like all the others he didn’t play to his strengths. That should be quality and fair play, but I saw none of it on or off the pitch,” the Inter Coach told RAI. “At 4am we couldn’t sleep, as there were fireworks outside the hotel door. We called the police at 11pm and they arrived at 3.30am. “A player like Samuel Eto’o who comes back here every few days was harassed by police today when told he had to pay taxes not paid in 2005.” Mourinho was also furious at the red card when Sergio Busquets made the most of a fingertip touch from Thiago Motta after just 28 minutes. “I can make a guarantee, that next year I’ll be back. I always seem to end up being paired with Barcelona and every time something happens. Thiago Motta’s card was the same as that for Didier Drogba. Unfortunately Motta lost his cool for a second. I said nothing to him at half-time. I spoke to the rest of the team to explain how they should play and adapt. I do not want to judge the referee. I said beforehand that when the players want to help the referee, his job is easy, but tonight some people tried to make life difficult for him.” The Nerazzurri lost 1-0 on the night, but have reached their first European Cup Final since 1972 thanks to the 3-1 first leg result.

“It was a team of heroes, where everyone left their blood on that pitch. I am proud of everyone, those who played and didn’t, of the fans who suffered with us here and at home. Barcelona did their celebrating beforehand, created some controversy and did some incredible things over the past 24 hours. Now I ask the fans to welcome us at the airport, even if it’s tough and they have to work tomorrow. They should arrive at the airport to welcome these spectacular players, as they’ve earned it. I can only imagine how they’re enjoying it, as they know how difficult this was. It’s hard against Barca with 11 men, but with 10 it’s extraordinary. This is the greatest defeat of my life! But my team deserved to draw 0-0 really. Julio Cesar made it seem as if we were playing with 11 men.” At the final whistle Mourinho ran across the pitch with his hand raised to the stands, but was held back by goalkeeper Victor Valdes. “I felt an incredible joy. I have already won the Champions League, but I can say tonight felt better than that. Porto won the Final 3-0 and I knew half an hour from the end that we had already won, whereas here it was right to the end. Valdes, like the others, expected to win this tie. They had a big surprise at San Siro and when we saw the mess they made with the T-shirts and the people making noise, it became clear they were afraid. In the way we were set out to begin with and all 11 players, we could’ve won here. Goran Pandev’s injury forced us to change and Motta’s red card again, it was an incredible game.”


Inter Milan’s Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho (R) argues with Barcelona’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes (C) after the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Barcelona vs Inter Milan on April 28, 2010 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Milan reached the Champions League final beating Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final despite losing the second leg 1-0.


Friday, April 30, 2010



Williams favours early KERS return

Williams technical director Sam Michael says his team is now in favour of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems returning to Formula 1 as early as 2011 having been convinced that the devices are now cost-effective. Amid continuing discussions on the future of KERS - which remains available in the regulations, but which the teams have agreed not to use in 2010 on cost grounds - Michael admitted that Williams had previously preferred to wait until the major rules overall due in 2013.

Williams technical director Sam Michael says his team is now in favour of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems returning to Formula 1 as early as 2011 having been convinced that the devices are now cost-effective

Trulli frustrated by Lotus problems JARNO Trulli says he has been frustrated by all the problems that have marred his start to the season with Lotus, and the Italian claims it feels as if he has hardly driven. “Obviously I knew that it wouldn’t be easy, that everything would be new and we would need time,” Trulli told Autosprint magazine. “However, I had expected at least to drive. Instead, after four races I did not start once and when I got to the finish, it was because it was decided I should take the chequered flag

but in far from ideal conditions. Bad luck seems to persevere on my car, everything happens on my car and my car only. So, to this day, my expectations have not been met.” “It’s still early days to judge, we need more time for a reliable judgement. I knew it would be tough, but I practically haven’t driven yet. I’ll pass judgement at the end of the year,” he added. Trulli’s best finishes so far have been a couple of 17th places in Bahrain and Malaysia, but in both races the Italian was hit by problems that meant he was the last classified driver. In contrast, team-mate Heikki Kovalainen has enjoyed a less troubled start and has 13th, 14th and 15th-place finishes to date. Trulli admitted his main goal at the moment is to beat the Finn, as he reckons Lotus has had no time to make a competitive car. “On paper, our team is definitely the best among the new outfits in F1,” he said. “We operate like a real team in the top series, but unfortunately we are only at 10% of our potential because of lack of time. There’s no testing, and the racing weekend is the only chance to test and oil the structure. For us this is our apprenticeship year: we’ll see the potential in 2011, when many structural problems will be behind and we’ll be able to concentrate on the design of the new car. My aim today is to stay ahead of my team-mate and to lead among the new teams. The rest is just dreaming: you can think of getting into Q2, but you need a disaster to happen, like it did in Malaysia.” He added: “The package with Cosworth engine and Xtrac gearbox has little influence over the lack of performance, I think no more than 10%, so the problems are elsewhere. The thing Lotus has lacked is time, the main culprit for our difficulties. “Had we had time to Jarno Trulli says he has been frustrated by all program everything more in advance, we would have the problems that have marred his start to the better prepared the structure, the car, the gearbox, our season with Lotus, and the Italian claims it feels hydraulics system and everything you need to start well. as if he has hardly driven All this work is being done now, race after race.”

But he said Ferrari and Renault had made a presentation to the rest of the teams that had convinced Williams that an early reintroduction of KERS would be financially viable. “[Waiting until 2013] was our position up to when Ferrari and Renault submitted a proposal to FOTA that they could do it for less than a million euros,” Michael said. “So our position now is we’re doing KERS for 2011, and so is theirs.” Michael is confident that the Ferrari/ Renault proposal makes KERS much more realistic than it was last season, when all the major teams spent large sums on developing the technology, but few actually raced it. “I wouldn’t say that’s incompatible with cost saving, because it’s got to be less than a million euros, so that’s quite different to spending money on a new engine development programme, for example,” said Michael “It’s not like the KERS of old, when you were spending 10 to 20 million, or even more. It’s [now] a million euros for the running costs.” He said Williams had always been in favour of the KERS concept, and was only concerned about the financial implications.

“We’re supportive of KERS at Williams, but our [original] position was that we would rather it was integrated properly in the 2013 engine,” said Michael. “It’s something F1 can contribute to. A lot of road cars are going with KERS now, so it makes sense for F1 to have it. We thought ’13 was a better introduction point, but we’ve got to go with the agreement that everyone signed, and that was if someone proved by the end of March that they could do it for a million euros, then they can.” “The attraction from my point of view is it makes the car go faster. If someone’s got KERS then you can’t afford not to have it.You’re talking three or four tenths [per lap]. “It was quicker [to have KERS] by the end of last year. If you look at McLaren, in Ahu Dhabi they were very competitive until they had the brake failure, and that was with the old front tyre as well. Now with the narrow front tyre it will be even easier to make KERS work.” Michael is happy that the rules are sufficiently restrictive to prevent KERS turning into a costly development race. “If you didn’t have power and energy limits it would be a different question, but you do,” he said.

Edisi 30 April 2010 | International Bali Post  

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