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Simpsons mural coming to the real Springfield Associated Press Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon — A new mural featuring “The Simpsons” is coming to Springfield. The real Springfield. Series creator Matt Groening, who grew up in Portland, Oregon, told Smithsonian magazine two years ago he named Springfield after the real one in his home state.

The mural, expected to be completed in mid-September, follows several years of talks between the city and “The Simpsons” producers on commemorating the link between the real and fictitious Springfields, city spokesman Niel Laudati told The RegisterGuard newspaper. The city will soon search for a muralist to paint the artwork on the side of the Emerald Art Center. In a statement to the newspaper, Groening said he plans to put his stamp of approval on the mural when it’s finished. “I plan to sneak up in the middle of the night and sign the mural,” he said. “I hope I don’t get arrested.” A print artist who works for 20th Century Fox Television is completing the original artwork that will serve as the basis for the mural. Laudati said the artwork will depict Homer lounging in a hammock, Bart climbing a tree, Marge painting, and Lisa and Maggie riding a bike. “You can’t miss the fact that it’s a specific piece for

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this Springfield,” Laudati said. The east side of the art center is covered with an Oregon Trail mural painted in 1993. “The Simpsons” mural will cover a portion of its west wall, in a space measuring 15 feet by 30 feet (4.5 meters by 9 meters). “We’ve been looking for ways to celebrate Matt (Groening)’s Oregon connection with our Springfield for several years,” Mayor Christine Lundberg said. “We thought public art would be the perfect venue, and Matt agreed.” The mural is expected to cost $10,000. The city will use tax revenue from hotel rooms to pay for it.

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Singer Ray J arrested at Beverly Hills hotel Associated Press Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Police arrested singer Ray J at a Beverly Hills hotel after they say he became belligerent with staff, kicked out a patrol car window and spit at an officer. A statement from the Beverly Hills

Police Department says officers were summoned to the hotel Friday evening to investigate a report that the 33-yearold singer had inappropriately touched a woman at the bar. Officers found the contact was incidental, and the singer agreed to leave. But police say Ray J, whose legal name is William Ray Norwood, then

refused to leave, became unruly and used his feet to shatter a patrol car window after being taken into custody. A representative for Ray J declined to comment about the arrest. The charges include vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer. He is the brother of singer-actress Brandy Norwood.

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ hits 2 billion YouTube views

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NEW YORK — It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, crossing the mark around shortly before midnight EDT Friday. The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his “Gangnam Style” followup “Gentleman.” No other video comes close to “Gangnam” on the streaming service’s list of top videos. Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views. Cute kid video “Charlie bit my finger - again!” is a distant third with 711 million views. Psy has three of the top 15 videos on the site.

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Tourists cruising near Lembongan Island, Klungkung Regency. Coastal territory of Bali continues to be targeted by investors as it is estimated to be built with condotel. It is worried to result in higher negative impacts. Land conversion is increasingly crazier, including environmental pollution and congestion.

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Land conversion increasingly gets ‘crazier’ Bali Post

DENPASAR - Coastal territory of Bali continues to be targeted by investors as it is estimated to be built with condotel. It is worried to result in higher negative impacts. Land conversion is increasingly crazier, including environmental pollution and congestion. It was the explanation of a management consultant in tourism, I Kadek Agus Mulyawan.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, file photo, South Korean rapper PSY performs during his concert “All Night Stand” in Seoul, South Korea.

He said that according to the existing statistical data, up to this year Bali had owned approximately 34,300 rooms. Coupled with the few incoming investors,

it would have a positive impact on the increase of local income and employment. “But, I think the negative impact is much higher such as environmental pollution

and traffic congestion. Similarly, a land conversion will happen from the agricultural land to a condotel or hotel,” said Agus, having the profession as an advocate. In the future, said Agus, without proper arrangement it would lead to flooding because the subak irrigation channel was hampered by concrete. In addition, the water irrigation system of subak would be extinct. As a consequence, the damage, especially the agricultural field, would kindle the disappear-

ance of the Balinese culture. The gap between the tourism industry and agriculture would be very visible where the beautiful scenery of rice fields would change into the view of condotel. Meanwhile, the owner of the rice field did not get any compensation. “These conditions cause Bali having been known in foreign countries to vanish in the long run as a result of poor arrangement. If that happens, Balinese people as a whole will suffer a loss,” said.

This advocate from Karangasem hoped there should be an immediate and good arrangement, especially the environmental impact. Marine pollution due to location of condotel on the beach would have a very bad impact on the environment. In the future, it would be advisable to stop first the condotel development in Bali before the presence of very mature development. Of course, it was entirely intended for the goodness of the Balinese people. Continued on page 6


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Many students today like tattoo Bali Post

TABANAN - Recently, the development of tattoo community seems to be no longer dedicated for the adults only. As proof, it has recently been spreading to the circles of young people, especially students. Many students seem to favor the ink painting on the body. Of course, this fact makes the field of education confused because the presence of tattoo is identical to negative actions committed by the owners. Nevertheless, there are also people considering the tattoo an art. The number of students tattooing their body also tends to increase. Not only boys, the tattoos have also started to be favored by female students. One of the tattoo artists in

Tabanan admitted that many students were tattooed these days. Evidently, 70 percent of his customers were students. Even, with an average budget of IDR 100,000, the students had been able to get a tattoo they wanted. “Actually tattoos are no longer synonymous with thuggery because individual characteristic is basically not only seen from the tattoo alone. Indeed, there are a number of factors causing students to tattoo their

body. In addition to their own intentions loving the art, there is influence from their surrounding friends. Have a look at, the students today tend to be afraid of the ridicule by their friends of the same gang rather than the anger of their parents,” said Nyoman Hary Boediono, the owner of Konox Tatto, Saturday (May 31). Further, he said the tattoo in the 1990s was still identical to thuggery group because the only people having been

released from jail were tattooed. However, within the past five years, the tattoo was then known as an art. Even, not infrequently, people would be more confident when having tattoos. “Not only boy students, girl students also make tattoo as sweetener of their body. Formerly, the tattooed girls were synonymous with café girls or naughty girl. But now, girls having no tattoo are sometimes scorned and often labeled as seclusion girl Yeah ... probably it’s the influence of the time,” he revealed. Meanwhile, when contacted separately, the Head of Tabanan Education Agency, Putu Santika, deeply regretted if there were students tattooing their body, let alone a permanent one. According to him, as the next generation the students should be able to

give a good example to their juniors. Moreover, it was feared if the tattoo could hamper their future, especially when looking for a formal job prohibiting the tattooed body. To anticipate the matter, school authority was asked to take firm action when finding its students to have a tattoo. “Although some say that tattoo is an art, in my opinion, it is not appropriate for students to have a tattoo because it is not the time. Schools should also take decisive action, if necessary, give sanction to tattooed students. Moreover, there is a Government Regulation No. 17/2010 regulating the management of education. In other words, schools already have rules and codes of conduct about which ones can be done and cannot,” he explained. (bit)

Bongan residents scramble for money in mesuryak tradition Bali Post

TABANAN - It has become a tradition through generations where the Bongan Gede residents in Tabanan celebrated Kuningan festivity with a unique tradition known as mesuryak. The ceremony was resumed with spreading money that was then scrambled by local residents. It was believed to escort the ancestral souls to heaven. Chief of Bongan Gede customary hamlet, I Ketut Nuraga, said the tradition of mesuryak or spreading money was undertaken every Kuningan feast day. Denomination of the money spread also varied pursuant to the ability of each resident. They ranged from the banknote worth IDR 1,000 to IDR 100,000. Even, there were pilgrims spreading dollar banknotes. Once the money was thrown, the residents of children, teenagers and even adults were already waiting in the family yard to scramble the money and sometimes they were mutually touched. “This tradition is carried by all family members according to their respective capabilities. Averagely, they are ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of rupiahs. In the past, people spread perforated coins but it is now hard to find. Then, people replace it with banknotes

and rupiah coins,” he said, Saturday (May 31). Further, he explained the ritual was to supply their ancestors on their way to heaven. They believed their ancestral soul came to their family home which was still alive during the Galungan festivity or 10 days before the Kuningan feast. “We believe the ancestral souls go home on Galungan feast day, so that we take them about while cheering and throwing money. This tradition was to deliver the ancestral souls back to heaven with mesuryak,” he added. He also added the mesuryak tradition had the meaning of prosperity. Mesuryak tradition was always awaited by residents to obtain additional sustenance. Large amount of money spread caused people getting involved in the tradition to harvest money. The lucky ones could acquire IDR 100,000, while others could only get IDR 5,000. However, it was not the primary purpose of the mesuryak tradition. The main purposes were happiness and excitement generated because people believed if the ancestors would return home peacefully and gave blessings of prosperity. “It is an expression of gratitude for the fortune extended and then it is presented back to them,” he said. (kmb28)

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10 Jun Anggarkasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Gerya Sakti Yogaloka Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Uluwatu Pura Bukit Pecatu Kuta badung Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung Pura Kawitan Arya Gelgel klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralaya Banda klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Pasek Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Pusering Jagat Tampaksiring

Gianyar Pura Gerya Sakti Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud Pura Segara Ketewel Sukawati Pura Mertha Sari Mas Ubud 11 Jun Pura Gede Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Pura Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem MuasPahit Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Dukuh Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampak Siring gianyar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Batan Buah Kesiman Pura Sahab Nusa penida Pura Dalem Cemara Serangan Denpasar 12 Jun Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Amertha Sari Rempoa Jakarta Selatan Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra Gianyar 15 Jun Kajeng Kliwon uwudan Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 25 Jun Buda Kliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Padangbai Karangasem Pura Aer jeruk Sukawati Gianyar Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng

Pura Puseh Bebandem Karangasem Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Naga Sari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Batur Sari Ubud 27 Jun Tilem Sasih Sadha Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati 30 Jun Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan Pura Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Delod Yeh Mengwi 5 Jul Tumpek krulut Pura Pasek gelgel Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Penebel Tabanan Pura Benua Tarukan Besakih 9 Jul Buda Cemeng Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kuta Badung Pura Dalem Pulasari Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kapisah Denpasar Selatan Pura Paibon Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Kediri Tabanan Pura Puaya Batuan Sukawati 11 Jul Hari Bhatara Sri 12 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati

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


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Network distances itself from reality casting

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DENPASAR - The regional government of Bali province has allocated Rp32.369 billion for governance and bureaucratic reform programs in 2014. “The fund allocation is taken from the regional government budget (APBD) for 2014,” Bali’s Regional Government Public Relations Bureau Chief I Ketut Teneng said on Sunday. He said that the realization of various programs handled by related

NEW YORK — Producers seeking teenagers who “party like a rock star” for a reality show about their lives say they were actually casting for the upcoming CMT intervention series, “My Dysfunctional Family,” not a show that glorifies teen rebellion. But the producers and CMT, which is premiering the series on July 5, are distancing themselves from how participants were wrangled for the show. prove the language in the Backstage notice and flyer for their show. And the casting company, Metal Flowers Media, says it circulated only approved materials, but wouldn’t say who approved them. The casting language is not in the spirit of the show, CMT said in a statement on Thursday. “’My Dysfunctional Family’ is a positive show about bringing families together,” CMT said. “In no way does this show glamorize or even condone bad behavior from teenagers. We hope this show will serve as a conversation starter for families, with common sense advice every family can relate to.” One casting call that CMT says it did approve is directed to parents of out-of-control teenagers. That notice said producers are looking for parents who are at their wit’s end with families that are falling apart. It directed responses to an email account at Shed. Kristi Russell, president of Metal Flowers Media, said that

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Through a casting service, the show’s production company had said it was seeking people as young as 13 who described themselves as “a modern-day teenage rebel with a hardcore lifestyle.” A casting flyer was distributed with the message: “(expletive) parents. They’re old and they don’t know (expletive). It’s 4:20 and time for you and your friend Molly to tell your story.” Molly is the street name for a synthetic drug. The notice, which appeared in the entertainment industry publication Backstage, advertised a show called “My Teen Life,” which doesn’t exist. Instead, producers now say the casting was for “My Dysfunctional Family,” which features “a self-styled commando family fixer” who helps troubled teens and their families deal with addiction and other issues. Yet both CMT and the show’s production company, Shed Media US, say they did not see or ap-

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agencies up to the first quarter of this year had reached 21.8 percent while their financial commitment had reached 8.16 percent of the budget. Among the strategic programs is a roadmap for bureaucratic reforms, acceleration of corruption elimination and public service improvement. Besides that, the procurement and management of the e-Gov programs as well as the improvement of population administration have also been optimized, Teneng said.

Tuna research garners international acclaim Antara

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The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancels flight from Denpasar to five destinations in east Indonesia following the eruption of Mount Sangeang Api in Bima district, West Nusatenggara. AP Photo/CMT

This photo released by CMT shows Dave Vitalli, who stars in the new reality television series, “My Dysfunctional Family,” premiering on July 5, 2014, at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT, on CMT. while the show doesn’t encourage or accept bad behavior, troubled teens must be found before they can be helped. “How do you find a troubled teen?” Russell asked. “You outreach to crisis centers, churches,

exasperated parents, scared siblings and, most importantly, directly to the teens themselves in a language they relate and respond to.” “My Dysfunctional Family” stars Dave Vitalli, who has appeared on the syndicated show

“Maury” dealing with troubled families. It seems modeled in part after A&E’s popular series “Intervention,” where friends and family members of people with substance abuse problems demand that the person seek help.

Fortaleza beaches are popular tourist destination Associated Press Writer

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In this Friday, May 9, 2014 photo, tourists pose for a photo at the Leblon beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Fortaleza is Brazil’s fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup. The city has 34 kilometers (21 miles) of beautiful beaches and will host six matches at this year’s World Cup at the revamped Estadio Castelao. The stadium has a seating capacity of 65,000 fans, but that will be reduced to 59,000 for the World Cup. Already tested at last year’s Confederations Cup, the stadium will first host Uruguay vs. Costa Rica on June 14. That will be followed by: Brazil vs. Mexico on June 17; Germany vs. Ghana on June 21; and Greece vs. Ivory Coast on June 24. Matches in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals will follow. Fortaleza means “fortress” in Portuguese. The city owes its name to a period in the 1600s when the Dutch established a fort there. The weather is hot and tropical. The rainy season runs into June with high humidity, but after that it’s very dry through December.

Sangeangapi eruption

Garuda cancels five flights from Bali

BENOA - Research on tuna fish conducted by an Indonesian expert has gained international acclaim, and it will lay a strong foundation for the country’s role in global tuna fishery, affirmed an official. “The international community praised the research run by the Tuna Fishery Research Center (LP2T) in Benoa,” Marine and Fisheries Ministry spokesman Achmad Poernomo stated. Poernomo remarked that the LP2T was established in Benoa,

Bali, following cooperation with Australia in the blue fin tuna research in 1993. It was then followed up in 2002 with a monitoring program through a multilateral cooperation project with Australia and Japan at three tuna landing ports of Jakarta, Cilacap, and Benoa. In 2009, the monitoring program in Benoa and the tuna research program at the Indian Ocean were carried out by using funds from the state budget, and in 2010, the LP2T was set up in Benoa.

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DENPASAR - The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancels flight from Denpasar to five destinations in east Indonesia following the eruption of Mount Sangeang Api in Bima district, West Nusatenggara, Communication Officer of Bali’S I Gusti Ngurah Rai international airport Sherly Yunita said on Sunday. “Considering the current situation in West Nusa Tenggara, Garuda Indonesia has canceled five flights namely from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo, Denpasar to Lombok, Denpasar to Kupang, Denpasar to Tambolaka and Denpasar to Bima,” Sherly said. Earlier the Ngurah Rai airport had received several notifications on flight cancellation due to the volcanic eruption namely Jetstar airline from Darwin to Denpasar, Garuda Indonesia airline from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo, Garuda Indonesia from Denpasar to Bima and two flights from Debpasar to Kupang. Mount Sangeang Api in Bima

District, West Nusa Tenggara, erupted last Friday at 3:55 p.m. local time spewing plumes of ash and smoke 3,000 meters westbound into the air. Chief of Information and Data Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that due to the eruption the Geology Disaster Mitigation and Volcanology Center (PVMBG) had raised the Mount Sangeang Api’s status from alert level II (Waspada) to alert III (Siaga) at 4 p.m. local time. The volcano is located at Sangeang Api island, which has no permanent residents, Nugroho said.

“Residents of inland Sangeang own plantations in the island, so that during the eruption they were working on the plantations and had to be evacuated by Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Bima. The SAR team, military personnel and police officers used boats,” Nugroho added. Residents were evacuated to the mainland Sangeang village in Wera subdistrict of Bima district, six kilometers away from the volcano. BPBD had distributed logistical supplies to the village, and there was no report of any casualty due to the eruption.

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Research on tuna fish conducted by an Indonesian expert has gained international acclaim, and it will lay a strong foundation for the country’s role in global tuna fishery, affirmed an official.


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FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue ferry Sewol captain Lee Joon-seok, wearing a sweater and underwear, from the ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea. IBP/File

The mass marrried in Pengotan Village, Bangli Regency

Pengotan village sets forth liquor in its customary bylaw Bali Post

BANGLI - Liquor circulation these days in the community is often regarded as the trigger of violence that often leads to criminal actions. Although the circulation has been set out clearly, the presence of liquor seems never hard to find. Implementation of the rules and enforcement actions undertaken by the apparatus all this time are not considered strong enough to stem the widespread circulation of liquor. Thus, the existence of awig-awig or customary bylaw as legal product made by customary village is now used as an alternative to deal with such condition like what has been implemented by Pengotan customary village during the past 13 years. One of these ancient villages located in the Bangli County seems to be an example to anticipate the circulation

of liquor in the smallest scope of rural areas. Chief of Pengotan customary village, Jro Kopok, said that in anticipating the widespread circulation of liquor and preventing the violence under the influence of liquor, the Pengotan customary village had agreed the implementation of a bylaw setting forth the liquor since

2001. With a fairly severe imposition of sanction, the existence of awigawig was expected to provide a deterrent effect on people who broke. “With the inclusion of liquor in the awig-awig, it is expected to become guidance for villagers because it can make them aware of the severe sanctions,” he said. Jro Kopok described that in the awig-awig had been set forth that any people consuming liquor to cause a commotion or fight, then the people involved had been declared to have violated the awig-awig so they could be penalized Similarly, any residents of Pengotan who were caught selling liquor could be imposed with sanction.

The drinkers and sellers were also required to hold a Pangresigana Alit ritual in the outermost courtyard area of the Desa Temple. “Since it has been causing a riot, it is deemed necessary to hold an ngresigana alit ceremony in the outermost courtyard of the temple. All the budget of the ceremony is charged to the concerned residents. We in the customary village just decide based on the rules which clauses have been violated and what sanctions will be imposed,” he said. According to him, the prohibition on the circulation and consumption of liquor at Pengotan customary village having been mentioned in the awig-awig all this time in fact could become an effective solution

to suppress the widespread circulation of liquor. As proof, since the awig-awig was applied, the action of fights and violence triggered under the influence of liquor had reduced and even turned zero. Pengotan residents, according Jro Kopok, were very afraid to violate the awig-awig considering the sanction was sufficiently severe. “Indeed, it is also quite heavy in their implementation, especially due to the people’s character is different. Nevertheless, I keep trying through customary apparatus and chief of the customary youth club to comply with the bylaw agreed, especially the younger people whose reasoning is mostly still unstable,” he said. (ina)

After bloody incident at civic center

Dauhwaru customary village holds pecaruan ritual Bali Post

NEGARA - Dauhwaru customary village with the administrative village held a pemarisudha or purificatory rite, Friday (May 30) around the civic center after the student stabbing tragedy. The ritual officiated over by Jro Mangku Gede of Puseh Temple of

Dauhwaru village was to spiritually purify the village from the negative impact after the incident causing the death of a student from Pendem. Chief of Dauhwaru customary village, Nengah Mendres, after the ritual deeply regretted the bloodshed incident occurred when the pilgrim celebrated the Galungan and Kun-

ingan festivities. The pecaruan was intended to purify the territory of customary village after the bloodshed incident. He admitted the civic center area was often used as a hangout place by young people and resulted in negative impacts. Village authority teaming up with police had also anticipated by raiding some critical

points including the civic center. He hoped there would be curfew enforced in the civic center to avoid undesirable things. Headman of Dauhwaru, Ida Bagus Surya Dharma, said that Dauhwaru area denoting the civic center and entertainment center was very vulnerable so the village would

perform regular raid to anticipate vulnerabilities. “Last weekend, we actually held an operation, but later we’ll do it again on a regular basis,” said the headman. From the operation was indeed found many harmful activities to the village committed by the outsiders. (kmb26)

Can South Korea conduct fair trial of ferry crew? Associated Press Writer

INCHEON, South Korea — Less than two months after the ferry Sewol sank, court proceedings over the disaster are set to begin for 15 crew members over the disaster — four of them for homicide. The job of defending them falls almost entirely on six state-appointed lawyers, three of whom started practicing law only this year. The defendants are surrounded by hostility in South Korea, all the way up to President Park Geun-hye, who has called the crew’s actions murderous. Private lawyers have abandoned their cases. Even the family of a deceased crew member who was praised as a hero speaks of him with shame. The anger raises questions about the fairness of the crew members’ impending trial, details of which will be worked out at a June 10 court hearing in Gwangju. All surviving crew members responsible for the ship’s navigation have been charged with negligence and with failing to do their duty to protect passengers in the April 16 disaster. Authorities have recovered 288 bodies and continue to look for 16 others in the wrecked ship off South Korea’s southwestern coast. There are allegations that the ferry operator, Chonghaejin Marine Co.,

dangerously overloaded the vessel and gave crew members inadequate emergency training, and some company officials also have been arrested. But they may be better able to defend themselves than the crew. The fugitive head of Chonghaejin,Yoo Byung-eun, is a billionaire. The Sewol’s captain, Lee Joon-seok, reportedly made 2.7 million won ($2,635) a month. And it is the crew members, not the company higher-ups, who appeared in widely televised “perp walks” in the first weeks of the disaster, when fury was at its highest. “People say this is a public opinion trial. To put it in other words, it is a witch trial,” said Kang Jungmin, a lawyer who met the captain and two crew of the Sewol while they were in custody in April. “It is possible that rulings would correspond with public sentiment, rather than judgments based on objective

facts and legal principles.” Kang cited early media reports about the captain and crewmembers that rendered them as evil. For example, South Korean media reported that the captain was drying his money at the hospital while passengers were still trapped in the ship, which Kang said the captain denied. The court will guarantee the rights of both the defendants and the victims and faithfully investigate evidence for a speedy and fair trial, the Gwangju District Court said in a statement. Even the family of chief officer Yang Dae-hong, who died on the ship while rescuing others, said a pang of guilt has not escaped them. In his last phone call to his wife while the ship was sinking, Yang told her where to find savings for their children’s college tuition, then said he had to go save students and hung up. Survivors said the 45-yearold returned to the sinking ship after helping them escape to safety. “People call him a hero. But he was crew on Sewol and he was responsible for taking care of the passengers. So he is a criminal,” said Yang’s eldest brother, Yang Dae-hwan.

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LUCKNOW, India — Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, police said Sunday. The search for two additional suspects continued Sunday for a fourth day, police officer Atul Saxena said. India has a long history of tolerance for sexual violence. But the gang rape and killing of the 14- and 15-year-old cousins in Uttar Pradesh state caused outrage across the nation. The two girls, from an impoverished family with no toilets in their home, disappeared Tuesday night after going into fields to relieve themselves. Saxena said that police were preparing identity sketches of the two missing suspects based on descriptions provided by the arrested suspects in the tiny village of Katra, about 300 kilometers

(180 miles) from Lucknow, the state capital. The three suspects detained so far in the attack are cousins in their 20s from an extended family, and they face murder and rape charges, crimes punishable by the death penalty. Authorities also have arrested two police officers and suspended another two for failing to investigate when the father of one of the teenagers reported the girls missing. Federal authorities are expected to take over investigation into the crime this week, Saxena said. Also in Uttar Pradesh state, police on Sunday arrested two people for setting a 16-yearold girl on fire after sprinkling kerosene on her following a land dispute with her father in Kaptanganj, nearly 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Lucknow. The girl was hospitalized with burns over a quarter of her body, said Mukul Goel, an inspector-general of police.

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A police dog sits by the tree where two teenage girls were found hanging after they were gang raped in Katra village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state, Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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France in the spotlight of EU economic review Agence France-Presse

BRUSSELS - The EU lays down the law Monday on how member states manage their economies, with struggling France in focus just days after a stunning election breakthrough there for the anti-EU National Front (FN). The Commission has acquired new powers during the economic and ensuing debt crisis to ensure that the 28 member states respect European Union norms on sound finances and growth. Monday’s review, to be published around 1200 GMT, will produce a scorecard that is expected to be very good overall for economic powerhouse Germany but much less so for others, such as France and Italy. The focus will be on deficit and debt levels, as well as what governments are doing to secure

growth and jobs. Under EU rules, budget deficits -- the shortfall between income and spending -- should not be more than 3.0 percent of annual Gross Domestic Product. Accumulated debt -- the sum of all those deficits -- is supposed to be kept at 60 percent of GDP. In practice, many of the EU’s 28 states have breached these limits, some by a very large margin, and as a result were very badly exposed when the economy was torpedoed by the 2008 financial crash and

subsequent slump. Governments borrowed to fund stimulus programmes and social welfare payouts as the economy tanked, only to find they were out of money and needed to borrow more. But to do that they had to win credibility with the financial markets, which required adopting stinging and hugely unpopular austerity policies to stabilise the public finances. For 2013, the average EU budget deficit was at 3.3 percent of GDP, down from 6.5 percent in 2010, the latest Commission figures show. In the single currency bloc, it was slightly better, on the limit at 3.0 percent after 6.2 percent. But debt levels last year were higher -- 87.1 percent for the EU and 92.6 percent for the eurozone,

up from 79.9 percent and 85.5 percent, respectively. As the second-ranked economy, France has attracted increasing attention as it has lagged further and further behind Germany. In 2013, it had a budget deficit of 4.3 percent and total debt at 93.5 percent compared with Berlin’s zero and 78.4 percent. In April, the government of Socialist President Francois Hollande promised to get the deficit down to 3.8 percent this year and 3.0 percent in 2015. But Paris missed its previous deficit forecast, of 4.1 percent in 2013 and had to revise up its 3.6 percent for 2014.

Economy stalled The problem is that with the

economy stalled, the government has had no option but to adopt another package of spending cuts and tax hikes worth about 50 billion euros in the hope of balancing the books and hitting the latest estimates. The goal is to cut the state’s share of all economic activity from 56.7 percent this year to 53.5 percent by 2015, a target the business sector is sceptical of, and the left hostile to, leaving Hollande stuck in the middle with record low opinion poll ratings. “The FN vote has created the view that we have to pay attention to France, that we must not add to its problems and not give the impression that France no longer counts,” said one EU official.

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Celebration of Kuningan in Buleleng Pilgrims presents offerings at Desa Temple Bali Post

BULELENG - Kuningan feast day is always specially celebrated by the Hindus in North Bali. In addition, the celebration was also tinged with unique traditions and not owned by the other regions in Bali. One of the unique rituals remaining stable and still undertaken by people to this day is the tradition of the Hindus in Buleleng holding worship at cemetery. Another unique thing is the tradition prac-

ticed by every man who has married a woman from Panji village, Sukasada subdistrict, where he is obliged to present an offering at the Desa Temple of Panji village coinciding with the Kuningan day.

Chief of Panji customary village, Sukasada subdistrict, I Gusti Nyoman Tiga, when met on Saturday (May 31) said the tradition for each of men who married a woman from Panji village was delivering an offering while praying on the Kuningan. On the Kuningan day, the family of man marrying to a woman from Panji village presented a Saka Sida offering. This specific offering con-

Siemens says nearly 12,000 jobs under threat Agence France-Presse

FRANKFURT - German industrial giant Siemens said Friday it was weighing cuts of nearly 12,000 jobs around the world as part of a major restructuring. Chief executive Joe Kaeser told a conference of investors and analysts in New York on Thursday that a previously announced cost-cutting drive would create “noticeable changes all across the entire organisation”, a spokesman, Michael Friedrich, confirmed. Some 7,600 positions will be “affected” as part of a company overhaul announced by Kaeser on May 7 in which 16 divisions will be consolidated into nine and certain levels of hierarchy will be eliminated, Friedrich said. Another 4,000 jobs are in question as part of a regrouping of regional activities due at the start of the fiscal year on October 1. However Kaeser attempted to calm the waters in a letter to staff, insisting that not all 11,600 positions would be slashed. “I did mention the numbers reported, but at the same time emphasised that positions could be put to work elsewhere,” Kaeser wrote, according to media reports. He added that the company was in talks with the works council on the restructuring. The electrical engineering and electronics behemoth employs over 360,000 people worldwide, making everything from power stations to high-speed trains to medical imaging equipment. Friedrich said some staff may be redeployed in other Siemens divisions that will be reinforced. “It’s still too early to provide details on the possible impact on individual locations and departments,” he said. “We’re dissolving some organisation units and combining othREUTERS/Lukas Barth A Siemens logo is pictured on an office building of Siemens AG in Munich May 30, 2014. German conglomerate ers. As a result, certain tasks -- for example, internal coordination Siemens confirmed on Friday that some 11,600 jobs would be affected by a restructuring unveiled by Chief Execu- between units -- will, of course, also be eliminated within the company.” tive Joe Kaeser earlier this month, but said not all of these positions would necessarily be cut.

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Unique tradition practiced by every man who has married a woman from Panji village, Sukasada subdistrict, where he is obliged to present an offering at the Desa Temple of Panji village coinciding with the Kuningan day.

tained the canang sari, penuuran, pejati, and suci oblation. Nevertheless, there was no requirement of offerings to be presented, but the man’s family could present the offerings based on the ability. Other than presenting the offering as a form of obligation, this moment was also intended to beg family salvation and welfare to deities abiding at the Desa Temple of Panji village, Sukasada subdistrict. “It’s a tradition having been believed by every woman married to a man from outside the village and this term has been informed so as to be remembered and undertaken,” he said. One of the women from Panji village who married to a man from outside the village, Ni Made Rusmini, said that every Kuningan she did not dare violate the obligation having become a unique tradition at the village since her birth. She also believed in the aftermath if forgetting her ancestors, so that Rusmini with her husband and family, I Putu Widiasa, always presented an offering (pras pejati) to her ancestors and deities abiding at the Desa Temple of Panji village. Although it had become an obligation, the woman from Kelod Kauh hamlet, Panji village, always undertook the tradition sincerely. It was carried out due to confidence and message of her parents that were always reminded even though she had left the birth village but remained to pay devotion to the ancestors for the blessings of fortune and family safety. “In order to get a blessing and whatever the tradition practiced at my birth village is I with my husband and extended family will undergo it sincerely. This tradition is a pride. Though I’ve married to man from outside the village, I will remain to maintain this tradi-

tion as devotion to the ancestors,” she said. According to Nyoman Tiga, the tradition of presenting the saka sida oblation on Kuningan had been undertaking since the past. As the successor to the tradition, she did not dare abolish it. She believed in the myth if there was a man married a woman from Panji village, but did not present offerings at the village temple on Kuningan day would be disastrous. Nyoman Tiga exemplified the aftermath of the violation could be a sudden illness and not be blessed with fortune. This unique ritual did not only apply to Hindu husbands, but also husbands from different countries (foreigner) destined to marry a woman from Panji village. They trusted and dare not violate the required rituals. “On Kuningan day, many pilgrims thronged the temple because the families marrying the women from Panji come to say prayers. Even, there are also foreigners from Japan who married a woman from Panji and regularly said prayers at the temple,” he explained. On the other hand, Nyoman Tiga added that the prayer procession of Kuningan for the public was done from Saturday (May 31) and ended on Sunday morning (Jun 1). In the morning, all villagers went out to prepare the means of ritual and process pork. In addition, a number of sanctified effigies were decorated to be adored by the pilgrims on the Kuningan. Not surprisingly, the prayers at the Desa Temple of Panji village looked like a grandiose temple anniversary as it took place for the whole night and accompanied with gamelan orchestra by local gamelan troupe. “Since it is the day of temple anniversary or piodalan, the prayer is similar to grandiose one and many pilgrims come to say prayers,” he added. (mud)

Saving coral reefs in Indonesia

Regional leaders hold meeting on June Bali Post BULELENG - Coral reefs are special undersea attraction in Indonesia. Various efforts to conserve the coral reefs are sometimes not poised by fishermen’s consciousness that often uses a bomb or trawling to get more catches. To protect coral reefs, it will be immediately held a meeting involving 21 regents and mayors whose territory has the coast in Indonesia. As planned the activity will

be organized in the upcoming June 8-10 at Pemuteran village, Gerokgak subdistrict, Buleleng. The regents and mayors scheduled to attend the meeting will discuss about the issue of keeping the underwater ecosystem, including the optimization of potential coastal territories and small islands in Indonesia. The discussion will become the follow-up meeting of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) 2013 in the Philippines.

The meeting scheduled to take place for two days will also discuss about the regulatory protection of coral reefs in the waters of Indonesia from the threats of extinction. The discussion serves as a concrete measure in keeping coral reefs whose growth is known to take many years. The Head of Buleleng Fishery and Marine Resources, Nyoman Sutrisna, said on Friday (May 30) that Pemuteran village would

host the event because it had a track record in quite successful conservation in Buleleng County. “The local leaders will be present, namely those having coastal areas in Indonesia. Buleleng has a quite long coastline in Bali, so we are quite proud as the host for the event. With community and private sector all this time, we will show the success of conservation having been running,” he said. Furthermore, said Sutrisna, the

meeting was expected to produce a decision set forth in the “Buleleng Agreement” to be agreed by the Ministry of Home Affairs together with the Ministry of Fishery and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. “Hopefully, the meeting with local leaders could reach an agreement on conservation in coastal areas. The corals having grown well over the years are even marred by irresponsible party,” he said. (kmb34)


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7 aboard Atlantic City-bound plane killed in crash Associated Press

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Protesters stand and take a photograph on a defaced poster of Thai Army Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Thai protesters come out again despite junta’s ban Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Hundreds of demonstrators shouting “Freedom!” and “Democracy!” rallied briefly Sunday near a major shopping mall in the heart of Thailand’s capital to denounce the country’s May 22 coup despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city’s major intersections. Thailand’s new military rulers had deployed thousands of troops and police officers to several key locations across Bangkok to prevent an expected series of rallies from jelling. But only one small group of protesters showed up — at a site that lacked any mass army presence. They gathered on an elevated walkway beside the Terminal 21 shopping mall, chanting and holding signs saying “No Coup.” Scores of police and helmeted soldiers with riot shields came to the scene, and the mall’s owners shut the nine-story complex and asked customers to leave for their safety. There was no violence, however, and the protest fizzled after a couple of hours. “I am here because I don’t want a coup. I want elections and democracy,” said a 66-year-old female protester who asked to be identified only as Ratchana because of concerns over being detained. “This is the 21st century,” she said. “There shouldn’t be any coups, but they still keep happening ... because Thais are afraid” to speak out. Earlier, the crowd surrounded two plainclothes police officers

who tried to detain one of the protesters. But after several minutes of shouting, the protester was released. Two army trucks, including a Humvee mounted with a machine gun, parked on a street outside, but moved away after crowds booed them. The army overthrew the nation’s elected government late last month, claiming it had to restore order after seven months of demonstrations that had triggered sporadic violence and left the civil administration virtually powerless and the country’s political rivals in a stalemate. Since the coup, small groups of pro-democracy protesters have come out on the streets nearly every day, marching through Bangkok and scuffling with soldiers. No injuries have been reported, but the junta has warned them repeatedly to stop, and there are

fears of violence if the military employs force. On Sunday, authorities closed several subway and elevated train stations near where protests could have materialized, advising commuters that services had been suspended temporarily “for your safety due to a situation outside.” Sunday’s demonstrations were organized by veteran social activist Sombat Boonngam-anong, who is a member of the grassroots “Red Shirts” movement, which had backed the now-ousted government and warned it would take action if there was a coup. The army, however, has effectively silenced the movement’s top leaders, detaining them and forcing them to sign agreements promising they would no longer take part in activities that could destabilize the nation.

BEDFORD, Massachusetts — All seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into a fireball were killed, authorities said Sunday. The Gulfstream IV crashed as it was leaving Hanscom Field about 9:40 p.m. Saturday for Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the air field. “There were no survivors,” Brelis said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people on board and their loved ones.” The names of the victims were not immediately released, and officials didn’t say if they were traveling as a group to Atlantic City, a popular casino resort spot on the Atlantic coast. Officials also did not speculate on what they think caused the crash. They said the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and determine what happened. Nearby residents recounted seeing a fireball and feeling the blast of the explosion shake their homes. Jeff Patterson told The Boston Globe newspaper that he saw a fireball about 60 feet in the air and suspected the worst for those aboard the plane. “I heard a big boom, and I thought at the time that someone was trying to break into my house because it shook it,” said Patterson’s son, 14-year-old Jared Patterson. “I thought someone was like banging on the door trying to get in.” The air field, which serves the public, was closed after the crash. Brelis said responders were still on the scene early Sunday morning. An aviation expert who spoke to New England Cable News said various explanations for the explosion were possible. “The engine could implode, if you will,” said Steve Cunningham of Nashua Flight Simulator. “A turbine wheel could separate, there could be a fire in the combustion chamber. Or a fuel leak could also create a fire of that nature.” Hanscom Field is about 20 miles northwest of Boston. It was used by the Army Air Corps and military operations dominated until it became both a military and civilian facility in the 1950s. Massport currently manages it as a regional airport serving mostly corporate aviation, private pilots, commuter air services, and some light cargo.

Land... From page 1 “If it should be continued, the development perhaps must be synergized with tourism development embodied in the development of agrotourism. It is earmarked for the benefit of local community. Additionally, Balinese people will not become the victims of the disorder of development that eventually can only become spectators,” said Agus. Meanwhile, an academician, Anak Agung Arjawa, said that before the coastal territories were owned by investors, the local government should immediately conduct a study, primarily related to the impact to be resulted in including the benefits obtained by the public. “If there is no a positive impact on the community, do not issue the permit. Do not always make farmers as suffering object,” he said. In addition, there would be unfair competition among hoteliers or condotel management if they were given the freedom to build. The rampant hotel and condotel made the management find every effort to draw customers. Such conditions were feared to ignore the quality of service and ultimately had a negative impact on the image of Bali tourism. “The government must be observant and take a stand immediately, where one of which is conducting a study before preceded by investors. The community, mainly farmers, must be protected and fought for their welfare,” said Arjawa. (kmb36)

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INDONESIA RI, US to improve cooperation on mixed marriage children Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia and the United States agreed to improve cooperation in providing protection for children from mixed marriage between Indonesian and American citizens, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington said on Sunday. The commitment was made when Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights Amir Syamsuddin made an official visit to Washington DC on May 30 where he met with the US Attorney General Eric Holder.

During the meeting, both high ranking officials agreed to ensure the rights of children from mixed marriage including repatriation of the children to their countries of habitual residence in case of abduction by one of the parents

as a result of divorce. Currently there are 4,000 child custody disputes recorded in Indonesia where 900 of them are child custody battle from mixed parents. The US Attorney General Eric

Holder stated enthusiasm regarding the cooperation with Indonesia saying that the US government put priority on the welfare of children including children from mixed marriage parents. Apart from meeting with US Attorney general, Indonesian Minister of Law and Human rights Amir Syamsuddin also met with the Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) Meg Kinnear to consult about the

lawsuit proposed by Churchill Mining and Planet Mining against Indonesian government. During the meeting the minister discussed with the secretary general about the process of proposing lawsuit through ICSID and various cases being handled by the ICSID during the past years. Amir Syamsuddin also explained about the issue of revision of bilateral investment agreement between Indonesia and its partner countries.

Dahlan Iskan declares support for Jokowi-JK Antara

BOGOR - Dahlan Iskan and his supporters declared their support for the team of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla in the July 9 presidential elections on Saturday. Some eight thousand Dahlan Iskan supporters in the “Relawan Demi Indonesia” (Volunteers for IndonesiaReDI) attended the announcement, held at the International Convention Center in Sentul, Bogor, West Java. Dahlan Iskan, who is currently state enterprises minister, was also the winner of the ruling Democrat Party’s convention and initially intended to be the presidential candidate for the party. Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is

popularly known, and his running mate Jusuf Kalla, who is a former vice president, were welcomed by a large applause when the two arrived in the arena. The event was also attended by Surya Paloh, the general chairman of the National Democrat Party (Nasdem) and Wiranto, the general chairman of the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura). Nasdem and Hanura, along with the Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP), the Nation Awakening Party (PKB) and the Justice and Indonesian Unity Party (PKPI), are supporters of the Jokowi-JK ticket. At the announcement, Dahlan Iskan did not read out a declaration,

but personally handed the document to Jokowi. Dahlan said he decided to support Jokowi because he felt he had a similar character, especially his modesty, and because he liked Jusuf Kalla since he was quick when making breakthroughs. “Part of me is in Jokowi and part of me is also in JK,” he said, drawing applause from the audience. Dahlan said he would immediately coordinate to rally support from the people to assure Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla’s victory. Dahlan Iskan and his supporters declared their support for the team of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla in the July 9 presidential elections on Saturday.

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People held a ceremony to celebrate Pancasila Birthday that observe every June 1 since 1945. Vice President Boediono visited Bengkulu to observe the birthday of the state Pancasila ideology in the province and to tour a number of historic places where President Soekarno was once exiled.

VP visits Bengkulu to observe Pancasila birthday Antara

JAKARTA - Vice President Boediono visited Bengkulu to observe the birthday of the state Pancasila ideology in the province and to tour a number of historic places where President Soekarno was once exiled. According to a press release from the Vice Presidential Secretariat here on Sunday, the Vice President was accompanied by his wife Mrs Herawati Boediono and was flown with a special Boeing 737-400 aircraft of the Air Force. He will attend the commemoration of the Pancasila birthday which is to be entered at the Balai Raya Semarak Square. The theme of the Pancasila Commemoration Day is “Nurturing the Red and White from the Raflesia Earth.” The Vice President will also inspect the Bhayangkara Police Hospital and the Baai Seaport which is operated by state-owned port operator company

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II. Earlier, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked the people to construe the birth of the state ideology Pancasila in broad sense so that the nation and state will have a better life. “Let’s translate the birth of Pancasila as an open and living ideology for the state and as a guidance for the Indonesian people,” the President said on his Twitter account on Sunday. The Head of State on various occasions stressed the importance of the nation’s continuous character building so that the people would have strong personality and were ready to become a strong nation both in terms of economic and character aspects. June 1 has been observed as the birthday of the Pancasila state ideology. Indonesia observed on Sunday the 69th anniversary of the birth of Pancasila on June 1, 1945.


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Rematch time: Spurs vs. Heat in NBA Finals

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Kuta Art Market

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KUTA - Pasar Seni Kuta (Kuta Art Market) is located between Kuta Square on Kartika Plaza street and the beach. Its quite a large area and has rows of stalls, selling the same stuff you’ll find all over Kuta. The idea ‘if it

works for your neighbor, copy it’, has been fully blown out in this neighborhood and most people are twiddling their thumbs, due to the downturn in tourism. Wandering the art market today I did see some wooden clocks, that were in the shape of a giant wrist watch, quite clever. There were

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Rafael Nadal of Spain acknowledges spectators after winning his men’s singles match against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 31, 2014.

hanging Jesus’s, picture carvings with elephants, 4ft long carved lizards painted in Aboriginal motifs, Hawaiian shirts, baseball hats, surf shorts, Bintang t-shirts and messtopped bamboo food dishes. It costs nothing to browse a pasar seni. Pasar seni is open from 9-10am and closed at 7pm-8pm. IBP/File Photo

Unstoppable Nadal marches on in Paris Reuters

PARIS - Rafa Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday. Mayer went for his shots in a tense second set and broke the world No.1 back for 4-4, only for the Spaniard to regain control in commanding fashion. “It is for me very emotional thing when I am on (court Philippe) Chatrier, a lot of memories come to my mind,” said Nadal, who made only 10 unforced errors with just two coming in a masterful opening set. One moment that may live long in the memory occurred in the second set when the defending champion recovered after being wrongfooted by Mayer to pull off a perfect backhand lob to break decisively for a 6-5 lead. He followed up with a game to love, sealing the set with a jawdropping forehand passing shot before steaming through the third and ending the contest with a service winner. In the aftermath, Nadal revealed he was suffering with back pains, but would not be drawn on

the details. “Well, I’d rather not talk about my back. I’ll play as best as I can. I’ll put up a good fight to try and win,” he said. Nadal next faces Serbian Dusan Lajovic, who beat American Jack Sock 6-4 7-5 6-3 and, like the Spaniard, has yet to drop a set. Should he prevail, he could face compatriot David Ferrer in the quarter-final, the man he beat to claim last year’s title and one of three men to have beaten him on the red dust this season. A possible semi-final encounter against Andy Murray was hanging in the balance, however, after the Wimbledon champion’s encounter with 28th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended due to bad light in the fifth set.

Seventh seed Murray and German Kohlschreiber were locked together at 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-7 when play was interrupted at 2139 local time, after the Briton had blown a 4-2 lead in the fourth set. The fifth-seeded Ferrer continued his stroll through the draw with a 6-2 7-6(2) 6-3 win against Italian Andreas Seppi. He next faces South African 19th seed Kevin Anderson who went through after Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic retired because of a sore back. While Nadal and Ferrer produced flawless performances, Italian 14th seed Fabio Fognini and Frenchman Gael Monfils made 137 unforced errors between them - in 278 points - during a poor quality third-round clash. The local favourite won 5-7 6-2 6-4 0-6 6-2 and will now meet Spain’s Guillermo Garcia Lopez. The match between Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the 12th seed, and Spanish 24th seed Fernando Verdasco was interrupted because of bad light with Verdasco leading 6-3 6-2 2-2.

MIAMI — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic. Now, an encore awaits. For the first time since 1998, the NBA Finals is a rematch. San Antonio and Miami will decide the league’s champion for the second straight season, the Spurs earning their spot Saturday night by beating Oklahoma City 112-107 in overtime in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Miami — the NBA’s two-time defending champion — eliminated Indiana from the East finals Friday night, also in six games. “The two best teams will meet,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “We’re just happy and excited that we’re one of the best.” The Spurs and Heat split two meetings this season, both winning by comfortable margins at home. Game 1 of this year’s Finals is Thursday night in San Antonio. “It’s unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss that we had last year,” San Antonio’s Tim Duncan said. “But we’re back here. We’re excited about it. We’ve got four more to win. We’ll do it this time.” It’s the sixth trip to the Finals for San Antonio, which won titles in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 before falling to the Heat last season in a series that had some unbelievable drama. The Spurs held a 3-2

series lead and were leading by five points with 28.2 seconds left in Game 6 at Miami, before Ray Allen’s 3-pointer capped a wild rally and forced overtime, where the Heat ultimately prevailed. Miami then won Game 7, 95-88. The Heat are heading to the Finals for the fourth straight season and fifth time overall, beating Dallas in 2006, losing to the Mavericks in 2011, then topping Oklahoma City in 2012 and the Spurs last season. The Spurs — who had the league’s best regularseason record, 62-20 — are now the eighth franchise in league history with at least six trips to the championship round, and would be just the fourth franchise with as many as five NBA titles. “We know we’re facing a very talented and tough team and it’s going to be rough,” the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili said. “But of course, we believe in our means and we’re going to do our best, as always.” Both teams have a multi-time Finals Most Valuable Player. Duncan has won it three times for the Spurs; LeBron James has won it twice for the Heat, and will look to join only Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal on the list of players to receive that award in three consecutive seasons. The last Finals rematch came in 1998 when Chicago beat Utah for the last of Jordan’s six championships.

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From left, San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Boris Diaw celebrate during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Robin van Persie scored his second goal in as many pre-World Cup friendlies as the Netherlands beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday. On the day Louis van Gaal announced his final 23-man squad for Brazil, the Netherlands coach looked to have picked his strongest side for the match at Feyenoord’s De Kuip stadium, with the vastly experienced striking partnership of Van Persie and Arjen Robben fed by playmaker Wesley Sneijder. It was that trio who teamed up to unlock the Ghana defense in just the fifth minute. Sneijder played a one-two with Robben and then cut back the ball past the advancing goalkeeper to Van Persie who only had to tap into the open goal for his 43rd international goal. Robben should have doubled the lead seven minutes later but scuffed a close-range shot over the bar after a cross from left back Daley Blind set him free in front of goal at the end of a flowing attack. The Bayern Munich winger squandered another great chance when goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey blocked his shot when Robben was again on his own in front of goal after a cross from right back Daryl Janmaat. “I should have scored two. I’m saving them up,” Robben said. Both final passes came from backs functioning almost as wingers in Van Gaal’s new 5-3-2 formation. The defenders — seen by many as the team’s Achilles heel — also ensured Jasper Cillessen kept a clean sheet. “In the second half, we created less but we gave away absolutely nothing,” Van Gaal said. Ghana, which has a tough

draw in Brazil together with Germany, Portugal and the United States in Group G, never looked like breaking down the Dutch back five. Coach James Kwesi Appiah’s team stayed in the game thanks to Robben’s misses and aggressive tackling and pressure that broke up the fluency of Dutch build-up play. “Ghana pinned us back and that makes it difficult,” Van Gaal said. But he expects the attacking fluency to come as the squad continues to train together. “It will get better,” Van Gaal said. “We’ve only just started.” The Netherlands plays Wales on Wednesday in Amsterdam and flies to Rio de Janeiro the following day. It is in Group B with Spain, Chile and Australia.

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Italy’s Montolivo, Mexico’s Montes to miss WCup Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Key Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo broke his left tibia during a friendly with Ireland on Saturday and will miss the World Cup. Reading fullback Alex Pearce fouled Montolivo in the ninth minute at Fulham’s Craven Cottage and Montolivo was carried off on a stretcher. “Montolivo has what we suspected, a broken tibia,” Italy physician Enrico Castellacci said. “I haven’t seen the X-ray yet to evaluate the extent of it but for a broken bone you can expect surgery.” Montolivo was one of several players to be injured on a night of warmup matches around the world, with Mexico’s Luis Montes also suffering a leg break after scoring in a 3-1 win over Ecuador. Mexico coach Miguel Hererra said after the game that Montes broke both his tibia and fibula. Montolivo knew immediately what was wrong, as he was seen saying “it’s broken” as fellow players and medical staff hovered around him anxiously while he was still lying on the pitch. “Psychologically, he was destroyed,” Castellacci said after Montolivo was taken to a London hospital for X-rays. Last week, Montolivo married his longtime girlfriend, the model Cristina De Pin. Alberto Aquilani came on as a replacement for Montolivo but he, too, had to come off before halftime complaining of dizziness after knocking heads with Stephen Ward. Aquilani was also brought to a local hospital, where tests showed he was not seriously hurt. Aquilani was replaced by Marco Parolo. In Arlington, Texas, Montes was injured in the 35th minute after fighting for a loose ball with Ecuador’s Segundo Castillo. He was carried off the pitch, with teammates crying on the field when they saw the severity of the injury. Mexico’s Rafael Marquez was also taken to hospital for X-rays because of a hard hit on his right foot. Marquez said later on his Twitter account that it was only a minor injury.

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Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo, lower right, is being treated after injured from a tackle during their international friendly soccer match against the Republic of Ireland, at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Belo Horizonte was one of the first Brazilian cities to be ready for the World Cup, avoiding the delays that marked the preparations of nearly all other host cities. Matches will be played at the renovated Mineirao Stadium, one of Brazil’s most revered football venues. It was inaugurated in December 2012, and was

one of the two (along with Fortaleza’s Castelao Stadium) not to miss FIFA’s deadline for the Confederations Cup. The venue was used in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament, when Brazil beat Uruguay to stay on track to eventually win the title. The Mineirao will seat more than 62,000 fans and will host four group matches: Colombia vs. Greece on June 14; Belgium vs. Algeria on June 17;

Argentina vs. Iran on June 21; and Costa Rica vs. England on June 24. It will also host a match in the round of 16 on June 28, possibly with Brazil playing, and a semifinal match on July 8. The southeastern city, which is also home to the training camps of Argentina and Chile, is filled with football tradition, fueled by the rivalry between Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro, two of the country’s most successful clubs.

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Netherland’s Arjen Robben, fights for the ball with Adam Kwarasey from Ghana, during their international friendly soccer match between The Netherlands and Ghana at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Japan has potential to win World Cup - Honda Reuters

Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda believes the ‘Blue Samurai’ have the potential to pull off a huge upset in Brazil and win the World Cup. The AC Milan player is central to coach Alberto Zaccheroni’s attacking plans and is one of the surviving

members of Japan’s 2010 World Cup campaign, when they advanced to the knockout stage only for the second time. “I am very eager to surprise the world so we just (have to) believe in our style and ourselves. We will see at the World Cup,” the 27-year-old told Kyodo news agency when asked to

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reassert his earlier claim that Japan could go all the way. “At this moment, we just need to progress. I don’t want to look back (over the last four years). I think the most important thing is how we spend time over the next two weeks, how we make a good atmosphere,” he said. “We can do that. We have expe-

rienced players who can make it (a good atmosphere) and I am one of them so I have to do a lot of things in the next two weeks.” The bleachblond player also said he would approach the World Cup as if it was his last. “The World Cup only comes around once every four years and for

every player in the squad there is no guarantee that there will be another World Cup. I intend to challenge as though this one is the last for me.” Japan, now training in Florida, face Ivory Coast in their Group C opener on June 14 in Recife before meeting Greece (June 19) and Colombia (June 24).

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FILE - In this This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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BUENOS AIRES - Colombia squandered a two-goal halftime lead and were held to a 2-2 draw by Senegal in the first of two World Cup warm-ups in the Argentine capital on Saturday. With key forward Radamel Falcao watching on as he recovers from a knee ligament injury, his usual strike partner Teofilo Gutierrez put Colombia ahead in the 11th minute at San Lorenzo’s Nuevo Gasometro. Fellow striker Carlos Bacca headed down a corner into the six-yard box where the lurking Gutierrez stabbed the ball home with his left foot. Bacca increased Colombia’s lead on the stroke of halftime when he rifled in Victor Ibarbo’s low right cross with the South Americans dominant in the first half. Senegal pulled one back less than two minutes after the restart through Moussa Konate, who shot from the left across veteran keeper Faryd Mondragon’s goal and in at the far post. Midfielder Cheikh Ndoye equalised five minutes later with a shot from outside the box that surprised the 42-year-old Mondragon, set to go to his third finals in a 20-year span as his country’s second choice keeper. Senegal had midfielder Ibrahima Seck sent off in the 66th minute for a bad lunge on substitute Alexander Mejia, who also came off hurt, leaving both sides with 10 men as Colombia had already made all their changes. “We knew it would be tough, that’s how African teams play, they run to the last minute,” Colombia right back Camilo Zuniga told reporters. “This match was very useful for us and the professor (coach Jose Pekerman) will get a lot from it.” Falcao, who had knee surgery in January, is hoping to make the cut for Pekerman’s 23man squad for the Brazil finals when he names it by Monday’s deadline.


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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Robin van Persie scored his second goal in as many pre-World Cup friendlies as the Netherlands beat Ghana 1-0 on Saturday. On the day Louis van Gaal announced his final 23-man squad for Brazil, the Netherlands coach looked to have picked his strongest side for the match at Feyenoord’s De Kuip stadium, with the vastly experienced striking partnership of Van Persie and Arjen Robben fed by playmaker Wesley Sneijder. It was that trio who teamed up to unlock the Ghana defense in just the fifth minute. Sneijder played a one-two with Robben and then cut back the ball past the advancing goalkeeper to Van Persie who only had to tap into the open goal for his 43rd international goal. Robben should have doubled the lead seven minutes later but scuffed a close-range shot over the bar after a cross from left back Daley Blind set him free in front of goal at the end of a flowing attack. The Bayern Munich winger squandered another great chance when goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey blocked his shot when Robben was again on his own in front of goal after a cross from right back Daryl Janmaat. “I should have scored two. I’m saving them up,” Robben said. Both final passes came from backs functioning almost as wingers in Van Gaal’s new 5-3-2 formation. The defenders — seen by many as the team’s Achilles heel — also ensured Jasper Cillessen kept a clean sheet. “In the second half, we created less but we gave away absolutely nothing,” Van Gaal said. Ghana, which has a tough

draw in Brazil together with Germany, Portugal and the United States in Group G, never looked like breaking down the Dutch back five. Coach James Kwesi Appiah’s team stayed in the game thanks to Robben’s misses and aggressive tackling and pressure that broke up the fluency of Dutch build-up play. “Ghana pinned us back and that makes it difficult,” Van Gaal said. But he expects the attacking fluency to come as the squad continues to train together. “It will get better,” Van Gaal said. “We’ve only just started.” The Netherlands plays Wales on Wednesday in Amsterdam and flies to Rio de Janeiro the following day. It is in Group B with Spain, Chile and Australia.

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Italy’s Montolivo, Mexico’s Montes to miss WCup Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Key Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo broke his left tibia during a friendly with Ireland on Saturday and will miss the World Cup. Reading fullback Alex Pearce fouled Montolivo in the ninth minute at Fulham’s Craven Cottage and Montolivo was carried off on a stretcher. “Montolivo has what we suspected, a broken tibia,” Italy physician Enrico Castellacci said. “I haven’t seen the X-ray yet to evaluate the extent of it but for a broken bone you can expect surgery.” Montolivo was one of several players to be injured on a night of warmup matches around the world, with Mexico’s Luis Montes also suffering a leg break after scoring in a 3-1 win over Ecuador. Mexico coach Miguel Hererra said after the game that Montes broke both his tibia and fibula. Montolivo knew immediately what was wrong, as he was seen saying “it’s broken” as fellow players and medical staff hovered around him anxiously while he was still lying on the pitch. “Psychologically, he was destroyed,” Castellacci said after Montolivo was taken to a London hospital for X-rays. Last week, Montolivo married his longtime girlfriend, the model Cristina De Pin. Alberto Aquilani came on as a replacement for Montolivo but he, too, had to come off before halftime complaining of dizziness after knocking heads with Stephen Ward. Aquilani was also brought to a local hospital, where tests showed he was not seriously hurt. Aquilani was replaced by Marco Parolo. In Arlington, Texas, Montes was injured in the 35th minute after fighting for a loose ball with Ecuador’s Segundo Castillo. He was carried off the pitch, with teammates crying on the field when they saw the severity of the injury. Mexico’s Rafael Marquez was also taken to hospital for X-rays because of a hard hit on his right foot. Marquez said later on his Twitter account that it was only a minor injury.

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Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo, lower right, is being treated after injured from a tackle during their international friendly soccer match against the Republic of Ireland, at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Associated Press Writer

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Belo Horizonte was one of the first Brazilian cities to be ready for the World Cup, avoiding the delays that marked the preparations of nearly all other host cities. Matches will be played at the renovated Mineirao Stadium, one of Brazil’s most revered football venues. It was inaugurated in December 2012, and was

one of the two (along with Fortaleza’s Castelao Stadium) not to miss FIFA’s deadline for the Confederations Cup. The venue was used in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament, when Brazil beat Uruguay to stay on track to eventually win the title. The Mineirao will seat more than 62,000 fans and will host four group matches: Colombia vs. Greece on June 14; Belgium vs. Algeria on June 17;

Argentina vs. Iran on June 21; and Costa Rica vs. England on June 24. It will also host a match in the round of 16 on June 28, possibly with Brazil playing, and a semifinal match on July 8. The southeastern city, which is also home to the training camps of Argentina and Chile, is filled with football tradition, fueled by the rivalry between Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro, two of the country’s most successful clubs.

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Netherland’s Arjen Robben, fights for the ball with Adam Kwarasey from Ghana, during their international friendly soccer match between The Netherlands and Ghana at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Japan has potential to win World Cup - Honda Reuters

Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda believes the ‘Blue Samurai’ have the potential to pull off a huge upset in Brazil and win the World Cup. The AC Milan player is central to coach Alberto Zaccheroni’s attacking plans and is one of the surviving

members of Japan’s 2010 World Cup campaign, when they advanced to the knockout stage only for the second time. “I am very eager to surprise the world so we just (have to) believe in our style and ourselves. We will see at the World Cup,” the 27-year-old told Kyodo news agency when asked to

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reassert his earlier claim that Japan could go all the way. “At this moment, we just need to progress. I don’t want to look back (over the last four years). I think the most important thing is how we spend time over the next two weeks, how we make a good atmosphere,” he said. “We can do that. We have expe-

rienced players who can make it (a good atmosphere) and I am one of them so I have to do a lot of things in the next two weeks.” The bleachblond player also said he would approach the World Cup as if it was his last. “The World Cup only comes around once every four years and for

every player in the squad there is no guarantee that there will be another World Cup. I intend to challenge as though this one is the last for me.” Japan, now training in Florida, face Ivory Coast in their Group C opener on June 14 in Recife before meeting Greece (June 19) and Colombia (June 24).

AP Photo/Marcus Desimoni, Portal da Copa, File

FILE - In this This Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

back by Senegal as Falcao watches

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BUENOS AIRES - Colombia squandered a two-goal halftime lead and were held to a 2-2 draw by Senegal in the first of two World Cup warm-ups in the Argentine capital on Saturday. With key forward Radamel Falcao watching on as he recovers from a knee ligament injury, his usual strike partner Teofilo Gutierrez put Colombia ahead in the 11th minute at San Lorenzo’s Nuevo Gasometro. Fellow striker Carlos Bacca headed down a corner into the six-yard box where the lurking Gutierrez stabbed the ball home with his left foot. Bacca increased Colombia’s lead on the stroke of halftime when he rifled in Victor Ibarbo’s low right cross with the South Americans dominant in the first half. Senegal pulled one back less than two minutes after the restart through Moussa Konate, who shot from the left across veteran keeper Faryd Mondragon’s goal and in at the far post. Midfielder Cheikh Ndoye equalised five minutes later with a shot from outside the box that surprised the 42-year-old Mondragon, set to go to his third finals in a 20-year span as his country’s second choice keeper. Senegal had midfielder Ibrahima Seck sent off in the 66th minute for a bad lunge on substitute Alexander Mejia, who also came off hurt, leaving both sides with 10 men as Colombia had already made all their changes. “We knew it would be tough, that’s how African teams play, they run to the last minute,” Colombia right back Camilo Zuniga told reporters. “This match was very useful for us and the professor (coach Jose Pekerman) will get a lot from it.” Falcao, who had knee surgery in January, is hoping to make the cut for Pekerman’s 23man squad for the Brazil finals when he names it by Monday’s deadline.


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KUTA - Pasar Seni Kuta (Kuta Art Market) is located between Kuta Square on Kartika Plaza street and the beach. Its quite a large area and has rows of stalls, selling the same stuff you’ll find all over Kuta. The idea ‘if it

works for your neighbor, copy it’, has been fully blown out in this neighborhood and most people are twiddling their thumbs, due to the downturn in tourism. Wandering the art market today I did see some wooden clocks, that were in the shape of a giant wrist watch, quite clever. There were

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Rafael Nadal of Spain acknowledges spectators after winning his men’s singles match against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 31, 2014.

hanging Jesus’s, picture carvings with elephants, 4ft long carved lizards painted in Aboriginal motifs, Hawaiian shirts, baseball hats, surf shorts, Bintang t-shirts and messtopped bamboo food dishes. It costs nothing to browse a pasar seni. Pasar seni is open from 9-10am and closed at 7pm-8pm. IBP/File Photo

Unstoppable Nadal marches on in Paris Reuters

PARIS - Rafa Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday. Mayer went for his shots in a tense second set and broke the world No.1 back for 4-4, only for the Spaniard to regain control in commanding fashion. “It is for me very emotional thing when I am on (court Philippe) Chatrier, a lot of memories come to my mind,” said Nadal, who made only 10 unforced errors with just two coming in a masterful opening set. One moment that may live long in the memory occurred in the second set when the defending champion recovered after being wrongfooted by Mayer to pull off a perfect backhand lob to break decisively for a 6-5 lead. He followed up with a game to love, sealing the set with a jawdropping forehand passing shot before steaming through the third and ending the contest with a service winner. In the aftermath, Nadal revealed he was suffering with back pains, but would not be drawn on

the details. “Well, I’d rather not talk about my back. I’ll play as best as I can. I’ll put up a good fight to try and win,” he said. Nadal next faces Serbian Dusan Lajovic, who beat American Jack Sock 6-4 7-5 6-3 and, like the Spaniard, has yet to drop a set. Should he prevail, he could face compatriot David Ferrer in the quarter-final, the man he beat to claim last year’s title and one of three men to have beaten him on the red dust this season. A possible semi-final encounter against Andy Murray was hanging in the balance, however, after the Wimbledon champion’s encounter with 28th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended due to bad light in the fifth set.

Seventh seed Murray and German Kohlschreiber were locked together at 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-7 when play was interrupted at 2139 local time, after the Briton had blown a 4-2 lead in the fourth set. The fifth-seeded Ferrer continued his stroll through the draw with a 6-2 7-6(2) 6-3 win against Italian Andreas Seppi. He next faces South African 19th seed Kevin Anderson who went through after Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic retired because of a sore back. While Nadal and Ferrer produced flawless performances, Italian 14th seed Fabio Fognini and Frenchman Gael Monfils made 137 unforced errors between them - in 278 points - during a poor quality third-round clash. The local favourite won 5-7 6-2 6-4 0-6 6-2 and will now meet Spain’s Guillermo Garcia Lopez. The match between Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the 12th seed, and Spanish 24th seed Fernando Verdasco was interrupted because of bad light with Verdasco leading 6-3 6-2 2-2.

MIAMI — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic. Now, an encore awaits. For the first time since 1998, the NBA Finals is a rematch. San Antonio and Miami will decide the league’s champion for the second straight season, the Spurs earning their spot Saturday night by beating Oklahoma City 112-107 in overtime in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Miami — the NBA’s two-time defending champion — eliminated Indiana from the East finals Friday night, also in six games. “The two best teams will meet,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “We’re just happy and excited that we’re one of the best.” The Spurs and Heat split two meetings this season, both winning by comfortable margins at home. Game 1 of this year’s Finals is Thursday night in San Antonio. “It’s unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss that we had last year,” San Antonio’s Tim Duncan said. “But we’re back here. We’re excited about it. We’ve got four more to win. We’ll do it this time.” It’s the sixth trip to the Finals for San Antonio, which won titles in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 before falling to the Heat last season in a series that had some unbelievable drama. The Spurs held a 3-2

series lead and were leading by five points with 28.2 seconds left in Game 6 at Miami, before Ray Allen’s 3-pointer capped a wild rally and forced overtime, where the Heat ultimately prevailed. Miami then won Game 7, 95-88. The Heat are heading to the Finals for the fourth straight season and fifth time overall, beating Dallas in 2006, losing to the Mavericks in 2011, then topping Oklahoma City in 2012 and the Spurs last season. The Spurs — who had the league’s best regularseason record, 62-20 — are now the eighth franchise in league history with at least six trips to the championship round, and would be just the fourth franchise with as many as five NBA titles. “We know we’re facing a very talented and tough team and it’s going to be rough,” the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili said. “But of course, we believe in our means and we’re going to do our best, as always.” Both teams have a multi-time Finals Most Valuable Player. Duncan has won it three times for the Spurs; LeBron James has won it twice for the Heat, and will look to join only Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal on the list of players to receive that award in three consecutive seasons. The last Finals rematch came in 1998 when Chicago beat Utah for the last of Jordan’s six championships.

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From left, San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Boris Diaw celebrate during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Protesters stand and take a photograph on a defaced poster of Thai Army Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha during an anti-coup demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Thai protesters come out again despite junta’s ban Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Hundreds of demonstrators shouting “Freedom!” and “Democracy!” rallied briefly Sunday near a major shopping mall in the heart of Thailand’s capital to denounce the country’s May 22 coup despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city’s major intersections. Thailand’s new military rulers had deployed thousands of troops and police officers to several key locations across Bangkok to prevent an expected series of rallies from jelling. But only one small group of protesters showed up — at a site that lacked any mass army presence. They gathered on an elevated walkway beside the Terminal 21 shopping mall, chanting and holding signs saying “No Coup.” Scores of police and helmeted soldiers with riot shields came to the scene, and the mall’s owners shut the nine-story complex and asked customers to leave for their safety. There was no violence, however, and the protest fizzled after a couple of hours. “I am here because I don’t want a coup. I want elections and democracy,” said a 66-year-old female protester who asked to be identified only as Ratchana because of concerns over being detained. “This is the 21st century,” she said. “There shouldn’t be any coups, but they still keep happening ... because Thais are afraid” to speak out. Earlier, the crowd surrounded two plainclothes police officers

who tried to detain one of the protesters. But after several minutes of shouting, the protester was released. Two army trucks, including a Humvee mounted with a machine gun, parked on a street outside, but moved away after crowds booed them. The army overthrew the nation’s elected government late last month, claiming it had to restore order after seven months of demonstrations that had triggered sporadic violence and left the civil administration virtually powerless and the country’s political rivals in a stalemate. Since the coup, small groups of pro-democracy protesters have come out on the streets nearly every day, marching through Bangkok and scuffling with soldiers. No injuries have been reported, but the junta has warned them repeatedly to stop, and there are

fears of violence if the military employs force. On Sunday, authorities closed several subway and elevated train stations near where protests could have materialized, advising commuters that services had been suspended temporarily “for your safety due to a situation outside.” Sunday’s demonstrations were organized by veteran social activist Sombat Boonngam-anong, who is a member of the grassroots “Red Shirts” movement, which had backed the now-ousted government and warned it would take action if there was a coup. The army, however, has effectively silenced the movement’s top leaders, detaining them and forcing them to sign agreements promising they would no longer take part in activities that could destabilize the nation.

BEDFORD, Massachusetts — All seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into a fireball were killed, authorities said Sunday. The Gulfstream IV crashed as it was leaving Hanscom Field about 9:40 p.m. Saturday for Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the air field. “There were no survivors,” Brelis said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people on board and their loved ones.” The names of the victims were not immediately released, and officials didn’t say if they were traveling as a group to Atlantic City, a popular casino resort spot on the Atlantic coast. Officials also did not speculate on what they think caused the crash. They said the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and determine what happened. Nearby residents recounted seeing a fireball and feeling the blast of the explosion shake their homes. Jeff Patterson told The Boston Globe newspaper that he saw a fireball about 60 feet in the air and suspected the worst for those aboard the plane. “I heard a big boom, and I thought at the time that someone was trying to break into my house because it shook it,” said Patterson’s son, 14-year-old Jared Patterson. “I thought someone was like banging on the door trying to get in.” The air field, which serves the public, was closed after the crash. Brelis said responders were still on the scene early Sunday morning. An aviation expert who spoke to New England Cable News said various explanations for the explosion were possible. “The engine could implode, if you will,” said Steve Cunningham of Nashua Flight Simulator. “A turbine wheel could separate, there could be a fire in the combustion chamber. Or a fuel leak could also create a fire of that nature.” Hanscom Field is about 20 miles northwest of Boston. It was used by the Army Air Corps and military operations dominated until it became both a military and civilian facility in the 1950s. Massport currently manages it as a regional airport serving mostly corporate aviation, private pilots, commuter air services, and some light cargo.

Land... From page 1 “If it should be continued, the development perhaps must be synergized with tourism development embodied in the development of agrotourism. It is earmarked for the benefit of local community. Additionally, Balinese people will not become the victims of the disorder of development that eventually can only become spectators,” said Agus. Meanwhile, an academician, Anak Agung Arjawa, said that before the coastal territories were owned by investors, the local government should immediately conduct a study, primarily related to the impact to be resulted in including the benefits obtained by the public. “If there is no a positive impact on the community, do not issue the permit. Do not always make farmers as suffering object,” he said. In addition, there would be unfair competition among hoteliers or condotel management if they were given the freedom to build. The rampant hotel and condotel made the management find every effort to draw customers. Such conditions were feared to ignore the quality of service and ultimately had a negative impact on the image of Bali tourism. “The government must be observant and take a stand immediately, where one of which is conducting a study before preceded by investors. The community, mainly farmers, must be protected and fought for their welfare,” said Arjawa. (kmb36)

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INDONESIA RI, US to improve cooperation on mixed marriage children Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia and the United States agreed to improve cooperation in providing protection for children from mixed marriage between Indonesian and American citizens, the Indonesian Embassy in Washington said on Sunday. The commitment was made when Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights Amir Syamsuddin made an official visit to Washington DC on May 30 where he met with the US Attorney General Eric Holder.

During the meeting, both high ranking officials agreed to ensure the rights of children from mixed marriage including repatriation of the children to their countries of habitual residence in case of abduction by one of the parents

as a result of divorce. Currently there are 4,000 child custody disputes recorded in Indonesia where 900 of them are child custody battle from mixed parents. The US Attorney General Eric

Holder stated enthusiasm regarding the cooperation with Indonesia saying that the US government put priority on the welfare of children including children from mixed marriage parents. Apart from meeting with US Attorney general, Indonesian Minister of Law and Human rights Amir Syamsuddin also met with the Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) Meg Kinnear to consult about the

lawsuit proposed by Churchill Mining and Planet Mining against Indonesian government. During the meeting the minister discussed with the secretary general about the process of proposing lawsuit through ICSID and various cases being handled by the ICSID during the past years. Amir Syamsuddin also explained about the issue of revision of bilateral investment agreement between Indonesia and its partner countries.

Dahlan Iskan declares support for Jokowi-JK Antara

BOGOR - Dahlan Iskan and his supporters declared their support for the team of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla in the July 9 presidential elections on Saturday. Some eight thousand Dahlan Iskan supporters in the “Relawan Demi Indonesia” (Volunteers for IndonesiaReDI) attended the announcement, held at the International Convention Center in Sentul, Bogor, West Java. Dahlan Iskan, who is currently state enterprises minister, was also the winner of the ruling Democrat Party’s convention and initially intended to be the presidential candidate for the party. Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is

popularly known, and his running mate Jusuf Kalla, who is a former vice president, were welcomed by a large applause when the two arrived in the arena. The event was also attended by Surya Paloh, the general chairman of the National Democrat Party (Nasdem) and Wiranto, the general chairman of the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura). Nasdem and Hanura, along with the Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP), the Nation Awakening Party (PKB) and the Justice and Indonesian Unity Party (PKPI), are supporters of the Jokowi-JK ticket. At the announcement, Dahlan Iskan did not read out a declaration,

but personally handed the document to Jokowi. Dahlan said he decided to support Jokowi because he felt he had a similar character, especially his modesty, and because he liked Jusuf Kalla since he was quick when making breakthroughs. “Part of me is in Jokowi and part of me is also in JK,” he said, drawing applause from the audience. Dahlan said he would immediately coordinate to rally support from the people to assure Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla’s victory. Dahlan Iskan and his supporters declared their support for the team of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla in the July 9 presidential elections on Saturday.

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People held a ceremony to celebrate Pancasila Birthday that observe every June 1 since 1945. Vice President Boediono visited Bengkulu to observe the birthday of the state Pancasila ideology in the province and to tour a number of historic places where President Soekarno was once exiled.

VP visits Bengkulu to observe Pancasila birthday Antara

JAKARTA - Vice President Boediono visited Bengkulu to observe the birthday of the state Pancasila ideology in the province and to tour a number of historic places where President Soekarno was once exiled. According to a press release from the Vice Presidential Secretariat here on Sunday, the Vice President was accompanied by his wife Mrs Herawati Boediono and was flown with a special Boeing 737-400 aircraft of the Air Force. He will attend the commemoration of the Pancasila birthday which is to be entered at the Balai Raya Semarak Square. The theme of the Pancasila Commemoration Day is “Nurturing the Red and White from the Raflesia Earth.” The Vice President will also inspect the Bhayangkara Police Hospital and the Baai Seaport which is operated by state-owned port operator company

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II. Earlier, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked the people to construe the birth of the state ideology Pancasila in broad sense so that the nation and state will have a better life. “Let’s translate the birth of Pancasila as an open and living ideology for the state and as a guidance for the Indonesian people,” the President said on his Twitter account on Sunday. The Head of State on various occasions stressed the importance of the nation’s continuous character building so that the people would have strong personality and were ready to become a strong nation both in terms of economic and character aspects. June 1 has been observed as the birthday of the Pancasila state ideology. Indonesia observed on Sunday the 69th anniversary of the birth of Pancasila on June 1, 1945.


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France in the spotlight of EU economic review Agence France-Presse

BRUSSELS - The EU lays down the law Monday on how member states manage their economies, with struggling France in focus just days after a stunning election breakthrough there for the anti-EU National Front (FN). The Commission has acquired new powers during the economic and ensuing debt crisis to ensure that the 28 member states respect European Union norms on sound finances and growth. Monday’s review, to be published around 1200 GMT, will produce a scorecard that is expected to be very good overall for economic powerhouse Germany but much less so for others, such as France and Italy. The focus will be on deficit and debt levels, as well as what governments are doing to secure

growth and jobs. Under EU rules, budget deficits -- the shortfall between income and spending -- should not be more than 3.0 percent of annual Gross Domestic Product. Accumulated debt -- the sum of all those deficits -- is supposed to be kept at 60 percent of GDP. In practice, many of the EU’s 28 states have breached these limits, some by a very large margin, and as a result were very badly exposed when the economy was torpedoed by the 2008 financial crash and

subsequent slump. Governments borrowed to fund stimulus programmes and social welfare payouts as the economy tanked, only to find they were out of money and needed to borrow more. But to do that they had to win credibility with the financial markets, which required adopting stinging and hugely unpopular austerity policies to stabilise the public finances. For 2013, the average EU budget deficit was at 3.3 percent of GDP, down from 6.5 percent in 2010, the latest Commission figures show. In the single currency bloc, it was slightly better, on the limit at 3.0 percent after 6.2 percent. But debt levels last year were higher -- 87.1 percent for the EU and 92.6 percent for the eurozone,

up from 79.9 percent and 85.5 percent, respectively. As the second-ranked economy, France has attracted increasing attention as it has lagged further and further behind Germany. In 2013, it had a budget deficit of 4.3 percent and total debt at 93.5 percent compared with Berlin’s zero and 78.4 percent. In April, the government of Socialist President Francois Hollande promised to get the deficit down to 3.8 percent this year and 3.0 percent in 2015. But Paris missed its previous deficit forecast, of 4.1 percent in 2013 and had to revise up its 3.6 percent for 2014.

Economy stalled The problem is that with the

economy stalled, the government has had no option but to adopt another package of spending cuts and tax hikes worth about 50 billion euros in the hope of balancing the books and hitting the latest estimates. The goal is to cut the state’s share of all economic activity from 56.7 percent this year to 53.5 percent by 2015, a target the business sector is sceptical of, and the left hostile to, leaving Hollande stuck in the middle with record low opinion poll ratings. “The FN vote has created the view that we have to pay attention to France, that we must not add to its problems and not give the impression that France no longer counts,” said one EU official.

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Celebration of Kuningan in Buleleng Pilgrims presents offerings at Desa Temple Bali Post

BULELENG - Kuningan feast day is always specially celebrated by the Hindus in North Bali. In addition, the celebration was also tinged with unique traditions and not owned by the other regions in Bali. One of the unique rituals remaining stable and still undertaken by people to this day is the tradition of the Hindus in Buleleng holding worship at cemetery. Another unique thing is the tradition prac-

ticed by every man who has married a woman from Panji village, Sukasada subdistrict, where he is obliged to present an offering at the Desa Temple of Panji village coinciding with the Kuningan day.

Chief of Panji customary village, Sukasada subdistrict, I Gusti Nyoman Tiga, when met on Saturday (May 31) said the tradition for each of men who married a woman from Panji village was delivering an offering while praying on the Kuningan. On the Kuningan day, the family of man marrying to a woman from Panji village presented a Saka Sida offering. This specific offering con-

Siemens says nearly 12,000 jobs under threat Agence France-Presse

FRANKFURT - German industrial giant Siemens said Friday it was weighing cuts of nearly 12,000 jobs around the world as part of a major restructuring. Chief executive Joe Kaeser told a conference of investors and analysts in New York on Thursday that a previously announced cost-cutting drive would create “noticeable changes all across the entire organisation”, a spokesman, Michael Friedrich, confirmed. Some 7,600 positions will be “affected” as part of a company overhaul announced by Kaeser on May 7 in which 16 divisions will be consolidated into nine and certain levels of hierarchy will be eliminated, Friedrich said. Another 4,000 jobs are in question as part of a regrouping of regional activities due at the start of the fiscal year on October 1. However Kaeser attempted to calm the waters in a letter to staff, insisting that not all 11,600 positions would be slashed. “I did mention the numbers reported, but at the same time emphasised that positions could be put to work elsewhere,” Kaeser wrote, according to media reports. He added that the company was in talks with the works council on the restructuring. The electrical engineering and electronics behemoth employs over 360,000 people worldwide, making everything from power stations to high-speed trains to medical imaging equipment. Friedrich said some staff may be redeployed in other Siemens divisions that will be reinforced. “It’s still too early to provide details on the possible impact on individual locations and departments,” he said. “We’re dissolving some organisation units and combining othREUTERS/Lukas Barth A Siemens logo is pictured on an office building of Siemens AG in Munich May 30, 2014. German conglomerate ers. As a result, certain tasks -- for example, internal coordination Siemens confirmed on Friday that some 11,600 jobs would be affected by a restructuring unveiled by Chief Execu- between units -- will, of course, also be eliminated within the company.” tive Joe Kaeser earlier this month, but said not all of these positions would necessarily be cut.

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Unique tradition practiced by every man who has married a woman from Panji village, Sukasada subdistrict, where he is obliged to present an offering at the Desa Temple of Panji village coinciding with the Kuningan day.

tained the canang sari, penuuran, pejati, and suci oblation. Nevertheless, there was no requirement of offerings to be presented, but the man’s family could present the offerings based on the ability. Other than presenting the offering as a form of obligation, this moment was also intended to beg family salvation and welfare to deities abiding at the Desa Temple of Panji village, Sukasada subdistrict. “It’s a tradition having been believed by every woman married to a man from outside the village and this term has been informed so as to be remembered and undertaken,” he said. One of the women from Panji village who married to a man from outside the village, Ni Made Rusmini, said that every Kuningan she did not dare violate the obligation having become a unique tradition at the village since her birth. She also believed in the aftermath if forgetting her ancestors, so that Rusmini with her husband and family, I Putu Widiasa, always presented an offering (pras pejati) to her ancestors and deities abiding at the Desa Temple of Panji village. Although it had become an obligation, the woman from Kelod Kauh hamlet, Panji village, always undertook the tradition sincerely. It was carried out due to confidence and message of her parents that were always reminded even though she had left the birth village but remained to pay devotion to the ancestors for the blessings of fortune and family safety. “In order to get a blessing and whatever the tradition practiced at my birth village is I with my husband and extended family will undergo it sincerely. This tradition is a pride. Though I’ve married to man from outside the village, I will remain to maintain this tradi-

tion as devotion to the ancestors,” she said. According to Nyoman Tiga, the tradition of presenting the saka sida oblation on Kuningan had been undertaking since the past. As the successor to the tradition, she did not dare abolish it. She believed in the myth if there was a man married a woman from Panji village, but did not present offerings at the village temple on Kuningan day would be disastrous. Nyoman Tiga exemplified the aftermath of the violation could be a sudden illness and not be blessed with fortune. This unique ritual did not only apply to Hindu husbands, but also husbands from different countries (foreigner) destined to marry a woman from Panji village. They trusted and dare not violate the required rituals. “On Kuningan day, many pilgrims thronged the temple because the families marrying the women from Panji come to say prayers. Even, there are also foreigners from Japan who married a woman from Panji and regularly said prayers at the temple,” he explained. On the other hand, Nyoman Tiga added that the prayer procession of Kuningan for the public was done from Saturday (May 31) and ended on Sunday morning (Jun 1). In the morning, all villagers went out to prepare the means of ritual and process pork. In addition, a number of sanctified effigies were decorated to be adored by the pilgrims on the Kuningan. Not surprisingly, the prayers at the Desa Temple of Panji village looked like a grandiose temple anniversary as it took place for the whole night and accompanied with gamelan orchestra by local gamelan troupe. “Since it is the day of temple anniversary or piodalan, the prayer is similar to grandiose one and many pilgrims come to say prayers,” he added. (mud)

Saving coral reefs in Indonesia

Regional leaders hold meeting on June Bali Post BULELENG - Coral reefs are special undersea attraction in Indonesia. Various efforts to conserve the coral reefs are sometimes not poised by fishermen’s consciousness that often uses a bomb or trawling to get more catches. To protect coral reefs, it will be immediately held a meeting involving 21 regents and mayors whose territory has the coast in Indonesia. As planned the activity will

be organized in the upcoming June 8-10 at Pemuteran village, Gerokgak subdistrict, Buleleng. The regents and mayors scheduled to attend the meeting will discuss about the issue of keeping the underwater ecosystem, including the optimization of potential coastal territories and small islands in Indonesia. The discussion will become the follow-up meeting of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) 2013 in the Philippines.

The meeting scheduled to take place for two days will also discuss about the regulatory protection of coral reefs in the waters of Indonesia from the threats of extinction. The discussion serves as a concrete measure in keeping coral reefs whose growth is known to take many years. The Head of Buleleng Fishery and Marine Resources, Nyoman Sutrisna, said on Friday (May 30) that Pemuteran village would

host the event because it had a track record in quite successful conservation in Buleleng County. “The local leaders will be present, namely those having coastal areas in Indonesia. Buleleng has a quite long coastline in Bali, so we are quite proud as the host for the event. With community and private sector all this time, we will show the success of conservation having been running,” he said. Furthermore, said Sutrisna, the

meeting was expected to produce a decision set forth in the “Buleleng Agreement” to be agreed by the Ministry of Home Affairs together with the Ministry of Fishery and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. “Hopefully, the meeting with local leaders could reach an agreement on conservation in coastal areas. The corals having grown well over the years are even marred by irresponsible party,” he said. (kmb34)


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Suspects confess to raping 2 young girls in India

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FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean coast guard officers rescue ferry Sewol captain Lee Joon-seok, wearing a sweater and underwear, from the ferry in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea. IBP/File

The mass marrried in Pengotan Village, Bangli Regency

Pengotan village sets forth liquor in its customary bylaw Bali Post

BANGLI - Liquor circulation these days in the community is often regarded as the trigger of violence that often leads to criminal actions. Although the circulation has been set out clearly, the presence of liquor seems never hard to find. Implementation of the rules and enforcement actions undertaken by the apparatus all this time are not considered strong enough to stem the widespread circulation of liquor. Thus, the existence of awig-awig or customary bylaw as legal product made by customary village is now used as an alternative to deal with such condition like what has been implemented by Pengotan customary village during the past 13 years. One of these ancient villages located in the Bangli County seems to be an example to anticipate the circulation

of liquor in the smallest scope of rural areas. Chief of Pengotan customary village, Jro Kopok, said that in anticipating the widespread circulation of liquor and preventing the violence under the influence of liquor, the Pengotan customary village had agreed the implementation of a bylaw setting forth the liquor since

2001. With a fairly severe imposition of sanction, the existence of awigawig was expected to provide a deterrent effect on people who broke. “With the inclusion of liquor in the awig-awig, it is expected to become guidance for villagers because it can make them aware of the severe sanctions,” he said. Jro Kopok described that in the awig-awig had been set forth that any people consuming liquor to cause a commotion or fight, then the people involved had been declared to have violated the awig-awig so they could be penalized Similarly, any residents of Pengotan who were caught selling liquor could be imposed with sanction.

The drinkers and sellers were also required to hold a Pangresigana Alit ritual in the outermost courtyard area of the Desa Temple. “Since it has been causing a riot, it is deemed necessary to hold an ngresigana alit ceremony in the outermost courtyard of the temple. All the budget of the ceremony is charged to the concerned residents. We in the customary village just decide based on the rules which clauses have been violated and what sanctions will be imposed,” he said. According to him, the prohibition on the circulation and consumption of liquor at Pengotan customary village having been mentioned in the awig-awig all this time in fact could become an effective solution

to suppress the widespread circulation of liquor. As proof, since the awig-awig was applied, the action of fights and violence triggered under the influence of liquor had reduced and even turned zero. Pengotan residents, according Jro Kopok, were very afraid to violate the awig-awig considering the sanction was sufficiently severe. “Indeed, it is also quite heavy in their implementation, especially due to the people’s character is different. Nevertheless, I keep trying through customary apparatus and chief of the customary youth club to comply with the bylaw agreed, especially the younger people whose reasoning is mostly still unstable,” he said. (ina)

After bloody incident at civic center

Dauhwaru customary village holds pecaruan ritual Bali Post

NEGARA - Dauhwaru customary village with the administrative village held a pemarisudha or purificatory rite, Friday (May 30) around the civic center after the student stabbing tragedy. The ritual officiated over by Jro Mangku Gede of Puseh Temple of

Dauhwaru village was to spiritually purify the village from the negative impact after the incident causing the death of a student from Pendem. Chief of Dauhwaru customary village, Nengah Mendres, after the ritual deeply regretted the bloodshed incident occurred when the pilgrim celebrated the Galungan and Kun-

ingan festivities. The pecaruan was intended to purify the territory of customary village after the bloodshed incident. He admitted the civic center area was often used as a hangout place by young people and resulted in negative impacts. Village authority teaming up with police had also anticipated by raiding some critical

points including the civic center. He hoped there would be curfew enforced in the civic center to avoid undesirable things. Headman of Dauhwaru, Ida Bagus Surya Dharma, said that Dauhwaru area denoting the civic center and entertainment center was very vulnerable so the village would

perform regular raid to anticipate vulnerabilities. “Last weekend, we actually held an operation, but later we’ll do it again on a regular basis,” said the headman. From the operation was indeed found many harmful activities to the village committed by the outsiders. (kmb26)

Can South Korea conduct fair trial of ferry crew? Associated Press Writer

INCHEON, South Korea — Less than two months after the ferry Sewol sank, court proceedings over the disaster are set to begin for 15 crew members over the disaster — four of them for homicide. The job of defending them falls almost entirely on six state-appointed lawyers, three of whom started practicing law only this year. The defendants are surrounded by hostility in South Korea, all the way up to President Park Geun-hye, who has called the crew’s actions murderous. Private lawyers have abandoned their cases. Even the family of a deceased crew member who was praised as a hero speaks of him with shame. The anger raises questions about the fairness of the crew members’ impending trial, details of which will be worked out at a June 10 court hearing in Gwangju. All surviving crew members responsible for the ship’s navigation have been charged with negligence and with failing to do their duty to protect passengers in the April 16 disaster. Authorities have recovered 288 bodies and continue to look for 16 others in the wrecked ship off South Korea’s southwestern coast. There are allegations that the ferry operator, Chonghaejin Marine Co.,

dangerously overloaded the vessel and gave crew members inadequate emergency training, and some company officials also have been arrested. But they may be better able to defend themselves than the crew. The fugitive head of Chonghaejin,Yoo Byung-eun, is a billionaire. The Sewol’s captain, Lee Joon-seok, reportedly made 2.7 million won ($2,635) a month. And it is the crew members, not the company higher-ups, who appeared in widely televised “perp walks” in the first weeks of the disaster, when fury was at its highest. “People say this is a public opinion trial. To put it in other words, it is a witch trial,” said Kang Jungmin, a lawyer who met the captain and two crew of the Sewol while they were in custody in April. “It is possible that rulings would correspond with public sentiment, rather than judgments based on objective

facts and legal principles.” Kang cited early media reports about the captain and crewmembers that rendered them as evil. For example, South Korean media reported that the captain was drying his money at the hospital while passengers were still trapped in the ship, which Kang said the captain denied. The court will guarantee the rights of both the defendants and the victims and faithfully investigate evidence for a speedy and fair trial, the Gwangju District Court said in a statement. Even the family of chief officer Yang Dae-hong, who died on the ship while rescuing others, said a pang of guilt has not escaped them. In his last phone call to his wife while the ship was sinking, Yang told her where to find savings for their children’s college tuition, then said he had to go save students and hung up. Survivors said the 45-yearold returned to the sinking ship after helping them escape to safety. “People call him a hero. But he was crew on Sewol and he was responsible for taking care of the passengers. So he is a criminal,” said Yang’s eldest brother, Yang Dae-hwan.

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LUCKNOW, India — Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, police said Sunday. The search for two additional suspects continued Sunday for a fourth day, police officer Atul Saxena said. India has a long history of tolerance for sexual violence. But the gang rape and killing of the 14- and 15-year-old cousins in Uttar Pradesh state caused outrage across the nation. The two girls, from an impoverished family with no toilets in their home, disappeared Tuesday night after going into fields to relieve themselves. Saxena said that police were preparing identity sketches of the two missing suspects based on descriptions provided by the arrested suspects in the tiny village of Katra, about 300 kilometers

(180 miles) from Lucknow, the state capital. The three suspects detained so far in the attack are cousins in their 20s from an extended family, and they face murder and rape charges, crimes punishable by the death penalty. Authorities also have arrested two police officers and suspended another two for failing to investigate when the father of one of the teenagers reported the girls missing. Federal authorities are expected to take over investigation into the crime this week, Saxena said. Also in Uttar Pradesh state, police on Sunday arrested two people for setting a 16-yearold girl on fire after sprinkling kerosene on her following a land dispute with her father in Kaptanganj, nearly 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Lucknow. The girl was hospitalized with burns over a quarter of her body, said Mukul Goel, an inspector-general of police.

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A police dog sits by the tree where two teenage girls were found hanging after they were gang raped in Katra village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state, Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Network distances itself from reality casting

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DENPASAR - The regional government of Bali province has allocated Rp32.369 billion for governance and bureaucratic reform programs in 2014. “The fund allocation is taken from the regional government budget (APBD) for 2014,” Bali’s Regional Government Public Relations Bureau Chief I Ketut Teneng said on Sunday. He said that the realization of various programs handled by related

NEW YORK — Producers seeking teenagers who “party like a rock star” for a reality show about their lives say they were actually casting for the upcoming CMT intervention series, “My Dysfunctional Family,” not a show that glorifies teen rebellion. But the producers and CMT, which is premiering the series on July 5, are distancing themselves from how participants were wrangled for the show. prove the language in the Backstage notice and flyer for their show. And the casting company, Metal Flowers Media, says it circulated only approved materials, but wouldn’t say who approved them. The casting language is not in the spirit of the show, CMT said in a statement on Thursday. “’My Dysfunctional Family’ is a positive show about bringing families together,” CMT said. “In no way does this show glamorize or even condone bad behavior from teenagers. We hope this show will serve as a conversation starter for families, with common sense advice every family can relate to.” One casting call that CMT says it did approve is directed to parents of out-of-control teenagers. That notice said producers are looking for parents who are at their wit’s end with families that are falling apart. It directed responses to an email account at Shed. Kristi Russell, president of Metal Flowers Media, said that

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Through a casting service, the show’s production company had said it was seeking people as young as 13 who described themselves as “a modern-day teenage rebel with a hardcore lifestyle.” A casting flyer was distributed with the message: “(expletive) parents. They’re old and they don’t know (expletive). It’s 4:20 and time for you and your friend Molly to tell your story.” Molly is the street name for a synthetic drug. The notice, which appeared in the entertainment industry publication Backstage, advertised a show called “My Teen Life,” which doesn’t exist. Instead, producers now say the casting was for “My Dysfunctional Family,” which features “a self-styled commando family fixer” who helps troubled teens and their families deal with addiction and other issues. Yet both CMT and the show’s production company, Shed Media US, say they did not see or ap-

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agencies up to the first quarter of this year had reached 21.8 percent while their financial commitment had reached 8.16 percent of the budget. Among the strategic programs is a roadmap for bureaucratic reforms, acceleration of corruption elimination and public service improvement. Besides that, the procurement and management of the e-Gov programs as well as the improvement of population administration have also been optimized, Teneng said.

Tuna research garners international acclaim Antara

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The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancels flight from Denpasar to five destinations in east Indonesia following the eruption of Mount Sangeang Api in Bima district, West Nusatenggara. AP Photo/CMT

This photo released by CMT shows Dave Vitalli, who stars in the new reality television series, “My Dysfunctional Family,” premiering on July 5, 2014, at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT, on CMT. while the show doesn’t encourage or accept bad behavior, troubled teens must be found before they can be helped. “How do you find a troubled teen?” Russell asked. “You outreach to crisis centers, churches,

exasperated parents, scared siblings and, most importantly, directly to the teens themselves in a language they relate and respond to.” “My Dysfunctional Family” stars Dave Vitalli, who has appeared on the syndicated show

“Maury” dealing with troubled families. It seems modeled in part after A&E’s popular series “Intervention,” where friends and family members of people with substance abuse problems demand that the person seek help.

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In this Friday, May 9, 2014 photo, tourists pose for a photo at the Leblon beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

FORTALEZA, Brazil — Fortaleza is Brazil’s fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup. The city has 34 kilometers (21 miles) of beautiful beaches and will host six matches at this year’s World Cup at the revamped Estadio Castelao. The stadium has a seating capacity of 65,000 fans, but that will be reduced to 59,000 for the World Cup. Already tested at last year’s Confederations Cup, the stadium will first host Uruguay vs. Costa Rica on June 14. That will be followed by: Brazil vs. Mexico on June 17; Germany vs. Ghana on June 21; and Greece vs. Ivory Coast on June 24. Matches in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals will follow. Fortaleza means “fortress” in Portuguese. The city owes its name to a period in the 1600s when the Dutch established a fort there. The weather is hot and tropical. The rainy season runs into June with high humidity, but after that it’s very dry through December.

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Garuda cancels five flights from Bali

BENOA - Research on tuna fish conducted by an Indonesian expert has gained international acclaim, and it will lay a strong foundation for the country’s role in global tuna fishery, affirmed an official. “The international community praised the research run by the Tuna Fishery Research Center (LP2T) in Benoa,” Marine and Fisheries Ministry spokesman Achmad Poernomo stated. Poernomo remarked that the LP2T was established in Benoa,

Bali, following cooperation with Australia in the blue fin tuna research in 1993. It was then followed up in 2002 with a monitoring program through a multilateral cooperation project with Australia and Japan at three tuna landing ports of Jakarta, Cilacap, and Benoa. In 2009, the monitoring program in Benoa and the tuna research program at the Indian Ocean were carried out by using funds from the state budget, and in 2010, the LP2T was set up in Benoa.

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DENPASAR - The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancels flight from Denpasar to five destinations in east Indonesia following the eruption of Mount Sangeang Api in Bima district, West Nusatenggara, Communication Officer of Bali’S I Gusti Ngurah Rai international airport Sherly Yunita said on Sunday. “Considering the current situation in West Nusa Tenggara, Garuda Indonesia has canceled five flights namely from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo, Denpasar to Lombok, Denpasar to Kupang, Denpasar to Tambolaka and Denpasar to Bima,” Sherly said. Earlier the Ngurah Rai airport had received several notifications on flight cancellation due to the volcanic eruption namely Jetstar airline from Darwin to Denpasar, Garuda Indonesia airline from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo, Garuda Indonesia from Denpasar to Bima and two flights from Debpasar to Kupang. Mount Sangeang Api in Bima

District, West Nusa Tenggara, erupted last Friday at 3:55 p.m. local time spewing plumes of ash and smoke 3,000 meters westbound into the air. Chief of Information and Data Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that due to the eruption the Geology Disaster Mitigation and Volcanology Center (PVMBG) had raised the Mount Sangeang Api’s status from alert level II (Waspada) to alert III (Siaga) at 4 p.m. local time. The volcano is located at Sangeang Api island, which has no permanent residents, Nugroho said.

“Residents of inland Sangeang own plantations in the island, so that during the eruption they were working on the plantations and had to be evacuated by Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Bima. The SAR team, military personnel and police officers used boats,” Nugroho added. Residents were evacuated to the mainland Sangeang village in Wera subdistrict of Bima district, six kilometers away from the volcano. BPBD had distributed logistical supplies to the village, and there was no report of any casualty due to the eruption.

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Many students today like tattoo Bali Post

TABANAN - Recently, the development of tattoo community seems to be no longer dedicated for the adults only. As proof, it has recently been spreading to the circles of young people, especially students. Many students seem to favor the ink painting on the body. Of course, this fact makes the field of education confused because the presence of tattoo is identical to negative actions committed by the owners. Nevertheless, there are also people considering the tattoo an art. The number of students tattooing their body also tends to increase. Not only boys, the tattoos have also started to be favored by female students. One of the tattoo artists in

Tabanan admitted that many students were tattooed these days. Evidently, 70 percent of his customers were students. Even, with an average budget of IDR 100,000, the students had been able to get a tattoo they wanted. “Actually tattoos are no longer synonymous with thuggery because individual characteristic is basically not only seen from the tattoo alone. Indeed, there are a number of factors causing students to tattoo their

body. In addition to their own intentions loving the art, there is influence from their surrounding friends. Have a look at, the students today tend to be afraid of the ridicule by their friends of the same gang rather than the anger of their parents,” said Nyoman Hary Boediono, the owner of Konox Tatto, Saturday (May 31). Further, he said the tattoo in the 1990s was still identical to thuggery group because the only people having been

released from jail were tattooed. However, within the past five years, the tattoo was then known as an art. Even, not infrequently, people would be more confident when having tattoos. “Not only boy students, girl students also make tattoo as sweetener of their body. Formerly, the tattooed girls were synonymous with café girls or naughty girl. But now, girls having no tattoo are sometimes scorned and often labeled as seclusion girl Yeah ... probably it’s the influence of the time,” he revealed. Meanwhile, when contacted separately, the Head of Tabanan Education Agency, Putu Santika, deeply regretted if there were students tattooing their body, let alone a permanent one. According to him, as the next generation the students should be able to

give a good example to their juniors. Moreover, it was feared if the tattoo could hamper their future, especially when looking for a formal job prohibiting the tattooed body. To anticipate the matter, school authority was asked to take firm action when finding its students to have a tattoo. “Although some say that tattoo is an art, in my opinion, it is not appropriate for students to have a tattoo because it is not the time. Schools should also take decisive action, if necessary, give sanction to tattooed students. Moreover, there is a Government Regulation No. 17/2010 regulating the management of education. In other words, schools already have rules and codes of conduct about which ones can be done and cannot,” he explained. (bit)

Bongan residents scramble for money in mesuryak tradition Bali Post

TABANAN - It has become a tradition through generations where the Bongan Gede residents in Tabanan celebrated Kuningan festivity with a unique tradition known as mesuryak. The ceremony was resumed with spreading money that was then scrambled by local residents. It was believed to escort the ancestral souls to heaven. Chief of Bongan Gede customary hamlet, I Ketut Nuraga, said the tradition of mesuryak or spreading money was undertaken every Kuningan feast day. Denomination of the money spread also varied pursuant to the ability of each resident. They ranged from the banknote worth IDR 1,000 to IDR 100,000. Even, there were pilgrims spreading dollar banknotes. Once the money was thrown, the residents of children, teenagers and even adults were already waiting in the family yard to scramble the money and sometimes they were mutually touched. “This tradition is carried by all family members according to their respective capabilities. Averagely, they are ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of rupiahs. In the past, people spread perforated coins but it is now hard to find. Then, people replace it with banknotes

and rupiah coins,” he said, Saturday (May 31). Further, he explained the ritual was to supply their ancestors on their way to heaven. They believed their ancestral soul came to their family home which was still alive during the Galungan festivity or 10 days before the Kuningan feast. “We believe the ancestral souls go home on Galungan feast day, so that we take them about while cheering and throwing money. This tradition was to deliver the ancestral souls back to heaven with mesuryak,” he added. He also added the mesuryak tradition had the meaning of prosperity. Mesuryak tradition was always awaited by residents to obtain additional sustenance. Large amount of money spread caused people getting involved in the tradition to harvest money. The lucky ones could acquire IDR 100,000, while others could only get IDR 5,000. However, it was not the primary purpose of the mesuryak tradition. The main purposes were happiness and excitement generated because people believed if the ancestors would return home peacefully and gave blessings of prosperity. “It is an expression of gratitude for the fortune extended and then it is presented back to them,” he said. (kmb28)

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10 Jun Anggarkasih Medangsia Pura Pesimpangan Gerya Sakti Yogaloka Lampung Selatan Pura Luhur Uluwatu Pura Bukit Pecatu Kuta badung Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud Pura Andakasa Karangasem Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung Pura Kawitan Arya Gelgel klungkung Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi Pura Suralaya Banda klungkung Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang Bangli Pura Pasek Gaduh Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Pusering Jagat Tampaksiring

Gianyar Pura Gerya Sakti Tulikup Gianyar Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud Pura Segara Ketewel Sukawati Pura Mertha Sari Mas Ubud 11 Jun Pura Gede Purancak Jembrana Pura Dalem Dauma Batuan Sukawati Pura Nataran Kacang Dawa Klungkung Pura Bhatara Gede Apol Ubung Denpasar Pura Puseh Brahmana Klungkung Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan Pura Dalem Sukahet Klungkung Pura Dalem MuasPahit Guwang Sukawati Pura Taman Dukuh Tegallalang Pura Desa Sanding Tampak Siring gianyar Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Batan Buah Kesiman Pura Sahab Nusa penida Pura Dalem Cemara Serangan Denpasar 12 Jun Purnama Sasih Sadha Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Amertha Sari Rempoa Jakarta Selatan Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra Gianyar 15 Jun Kajeng Kliwon uwudan Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi 25 Jun Buda Kliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Padangbai Karangasem Pura Aer jeruk Sukawati Gianyar Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng

Pura Puseh Bebandem Karangasem Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Naga Sari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Batur Sari Ubud 27 Jun Tilem Sasih Sadha Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati 30 Jun Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan Pura Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Delod Yeh Mengwi 5 Jul Tumpek krulut Pura Pasek gelgel Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan Klungkung Pura Pedarman Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Penebel Tabanan Pura Benua Tarukan Besakih 9 Jul Buda Cemeng Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Kalah Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura Dalem Petitenget Kuta Badung Pura Dalem Pulasari Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kapisah Denpasar Selatan Pura Paibon Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pura Panti Penyarikan Sanding Tampak Siring Pura Pasar Agung Kediri Tabanan Pura Puaya Batuan Sukawati 11 Jul Hari Bhatara Sri 12 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati

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


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Simpsons mural coming to the real Springfield Associated Press Writer

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon — A new mural featuring “The Simpsons” is coming to Springfield. The real Springfield. Series creator Matt Groening, who grew up in Portland, Oregon, told Smithsonian magazine two years ago he named Springfield after the real one in his home state.

The mural, expected to be completed in mid-September, follows several years of talks between the city and “The Simpsons” producers on commemorating the link between the real and fictitious Springfields, city spokesman Niel Laudati told The RegisterGuard newspaper. The city will soon search for a muralist to paint the artwork on the side of the Emerald Art Center. In a statement to the newspaper, Groening said he plans to put his stamp of approval on the mural when it’s finished. “I plan to sneak up in the middle of the night and sign the mural,” he said. “I hope I don’t get arrested.” A print artist who works for 20th Century Fox Television is completing the original artwork that will serve as the basis for the mural. Laudati said the artwork will depict Homer lounging in a hammock, Bart climbing a tree, Marge painting, and Lisa and Maggie riding a bike. “You can’t miss the fact that it’s a specific piece for

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this Springfield,” Laudati said. The east side of the art center is covered with an Oregon Trail mural painted in 1993. “The Simpsons” mural will cover a portion of its west wall, in a space measuring 15 feet by 30 feet (4.5 meters by 9 meters). “We’ve been looking for ways to celebrate Matt (Groening)’s Oregon connection with our Springfield for several years,” Mayor Christine Lundberg said. “We thought public art would be the perfect venue, and Matt agreed.” The mural is expected to cost $10,000. The city will use tax revenue from hotel rooms to pay for it.

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Singer Ray J arrested at Beverly Hills hotel Associated Press Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Police arrested singer Ray J at a Beverly Hills hotel after they say he became belligerent with staff, kicked out a patrol car window and spit at an officer. A statement from the Beverly Hills

Police Department says officers were summoned to the hotel Friday evening to investigate a report that the 33-yearold singer had inappropriately touched a woman at the bar. Officers found the contact was incidental, and the singer agreed to leave. But police say Ray J, whose legal name is William Ray Norwood, then

refused to leave, became unruly and used his feet to shatter a patrol car window after being taken into custody. A representative for Ray J declined to comment about the arrest. The charges include vandalism, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer. He is the brother of singer-actress Brandy Norwood.

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ hits 2 billion YouTube views

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NEW YORK — It’s 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible “Gangnam Style.” The South Korean pop star’s surprise hit has become the first YouTube video to surpass 2 billion views, crossing the mark around shortly before midnight EDT Friday. The unlikely viral star holds the record for most overall views and most views in a day with 38 million for his “Gangnam Style” followup “Gentleman.” No other video comes close to “Gangnam” on the streaming service’s list of top videos. Justin Bieber’s “Baby” is the only other billion-plus video at 1.04 billion views. Cute kid video “Charlie bit my finger - again!” is a distant third with 711 million views. Psy has three of the top 15 videos on the site.

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Tourists cruising near Lembongan Island, Klungkung Regency. Coastal territory of Bali continues to be targeted by investors as it is estimated to be built with condotel. It is worried to result in higher negative impacts. Land conversion is increasingly crazier, including environmental pollution and congestion.

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DENPASAR - Coastal territory of Bali continues to be targeted by investors as it is estimated to be built with condotel. It is worried to result in higher negative impacts. Land conversion is increasingly crazier, including environmental pollution and congestion. It was the explanation of a management consultant in tourism, I Kadek Agus Mulyawan.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, file photo, South Korean rapper PSY performs during his concert “All Night Stand” in Seoul, South Korea.

He said that according to the existing statistical data, up to this year Bali had owned approximately 34,300 rooms. Coupled with the few incoming investors,

it would have a positive impact on the increase of local income and employment. “But, I think the negative impact is much higher such as environmental pollution

and traffic congestion. Similarly, a land conversion will happen from the agricultural land to a condotel or hotel,” said Agus, having the profession as an advocate. In the future, said Agus, without proper arrangement it would lead to flooding because the subak irrigation channel was hampered by concrete. In addition, the water irrigation system of subak would be extinct. As a consequence, the damage, especially the agricultural field, would kindle the disappear-

ance of the Balinese culture. The gap between the tourism industry and agriculture would be very visible where the beautiful scenery of rice fields would change into the view of condotel. Meanwhile, the owner of the rice field did not get any compensation. “These conditions cause Bali having been known in foreign countries to vanish in the long run as a result of poor arrangement. If that happens, Balinese people as a whole will suffer a loss,” said.

This advocate from Karangasem hoped there should be an immediate and good arrangement, especially the environmental impact. Marine pollution due to location of condotel on the beach would have a very bad impact on the environment. In the future, it would be advisable to stop first the condotel development in Bali before the presence of very mature development. Of course, it was entirely intended for the goodness of the Balinese people. Continued on page 6


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