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Monday, July 2, 2012

Katie Holmes finds Tom Cruise is “Mission: Impossible”

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LOS ANGELES - Actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise, ending a six-year marriage that produced one daughter and captivated celebrity watchers worldwide. Holmes filed papers in New York City on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking sole custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter Suri in a move that came “out of the blue” for the “Mission: Impossible” actor, said one source with knowledge of the situation. The source said Cruise is out of the country filming a movie in Iceland and the filing came as a surprise. The actor’s spokeswoman issued a brief statement, saying: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.” No further comment was made Los Angeles-based attorney Bert Fields, who has represented Cruise in other matters but is not handling the divorce, confirmed the filing but declined to give further

details. “Tom wants to be very private,” Fields said. Earlier on Friday, People magazine quoted Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe as calling it “a personal and private matter for Katie and her family ... Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.” The couple’s marriage, which began at an elaborate, Italian castle wedding in November 2006, has been closely followed by the celebrity press ever since the pair, dubbed TomKat, began dating in 2005.

NEW YORK — Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce are teaming up to play siblings this fall as both make a return to the stage in a Chekhov-inspired play. Weaver, a three-time Academy Award nominee, and Tony Award-winning Pierce

will star in Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The play, which takes characters and themes from Chekhov and sets them in present day Pennsylvania, will start life at the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey before jumping to Lincoln Center Theater in October. In the play, Vanya

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This combination of 2012 file photos shows actors Sigourney Weaver, left, and David Hyde Pierce. Weaver and Pierce are teaming up to play siblings as both make a return to the stage in a Chekhov-inspired play, Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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Monday, July 2, 2012 1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis Page 6

5 Best Goals at Euro 2012

European leaders’ breakthrough defied expectations

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UEFA under fire for ‘manipulated’ Euro 2012 images Associated Press Writer

Actor Tom Cruise and his wife, actress Katie Holmes, arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012.

Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce aim for stage Associated Press Writer

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(Pierce) and his stepsister have stayed home to take care of their ailing parents while their movie star sister Masha (Weaver) has been touring the world. Sparks fly at a family reunion. Weaver, who met Durang when both attended Yale University’s School of Drama, has been in a Durang play before — starring on Broadway in his “Sex and Longing” in 1996. Weaver and Pierce have both been in the playwright’s “Beyond Therapy,” but she was in an off-Broadway 1981 version and he took it to Broadway in 1982. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will run from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7 at the McCarter Theatre. Previews at Lincoln Center begin Oct. 25 with an opening set for Nov. 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. It will be directed by Nicholas Martin. The rest of the cast will be made up of Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen and Kristine Nielsen. Weaver, whose Broadway credits include “Hurlyburly” in 1984, is working on the USA series “Political Animals.” Her notable film credits include “Alien,” ‘’Avatar,” ‘’Working Girl” and “Ghostbusters.” Four-time Emmy Award-winner Pierce has spent a lot of time on stage since the end of his sitcom “Frasier,” including Broadway stints in “Spamalot,” ‘’Curtains,” ‘’Accent on Youth” and “La Bete.”

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BERLIN — UEFA has come under fire in Germany for allowing prerecorded scenes to be cut into live coverage of games from the European Championships. Images of a German fan crying after Mario Balotelli’s second goal in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Italy were in fact taken before the semifinal, when she was overcome with emotion during the anthems. The issue came to light when the woman received e-mails from friends at home wondering why she was so upset with almost an hour still to play. “We are surprised and irritated,” Joerg Schoenenborn, the Euro 2012 chief editor of German broadcaster ARD, told Saturday’s Sueddeutschen Zeitung newspaper. “These pictures aren’t acceptable for us, especially since we spoke to UEFA about this problem a few days ago. We’re now looking for further talks.” UEFA told The Associated Press that it was striving to show “the human story of the game” in its television coverage, and had “no aim whatsoever to exercise any form of control over the images delivered to broadcasters.” Continued on page 6

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A German fan holds up a scarf as he waits for the kickoff of the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Fruit and vegetable import rises sharply Bali Post

DENPASAR - Indonesia does not only export the products of nature to several countries, but also imports products from outside to meet the domestic needs. Ministry of Trade noted the value of imports, particularly the horticultural products like fruits and vegetables had increased nearly 300 percent within the past five years.

Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Deddy Saleh, said the value of import of such products in 2006 totaled USD 600 million, while in 2011 it increased to USD 1.7 billion. Most of those horticultural products were imported from China. “Hopefully, this product can be supplied by domestic farmers, but their products should be able to compete against the imported products through improvement of

quality,” said Deddy Saleh. According to him, an imported horticulture product from various countries should be addressed with the fulfillment of domestic horticultural product with assured quality. “As a matter of fact, most domestic consumers really wanted the products, but sometimes the products could not compete in the market,” he said. However, the restriction policy, said Deddy Saleh, had made

the value of imports tend to be restrained so far. Moreover, there had been other regulations, such as the products could only come in through four special harbors, except for the products from countries that had established cooperation to guarantee the condition. “Horticultural products whose countries of origin have established cooperation are the United States, Australia and Canada. Products from these three coun-

tries can be received through the Tanjung Priok Harbor,” he said. He urged the importers to bring in fruits or vegetables from overseas and distribute them in Indonesia, especially Bali, with assured quality and security. “Please do not import horticultural products containing hazardous substances for the consumption of foreign tourists who make a visit to the Island of the Gods,” he affirmed. Continued on page 6


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“Secure Stall, Home, Villa and Hotel” Program

National Police Chief appreciates Badung Police Chief Denpasar (Bali Post)—

“The Secure Stall, Home, Villa and Hotel” program was not only made the icon of exhibition by Bali Police Chief, Budi Gunawan, when the National Police Chief made a visit to Bali Police some time ago. However, the program initiated by the Badung Police Chief, Beny Arjanto, in fact also got appreciation from the National Police Chief, Gen. Timur Pradopo. The appreciation was conveyed through his telegram No: STR/180/III/2012 dated March 30, 2012. In the letter, the National Police Chief seemed very proud of the Bali Police, especially the innovation of Badung Police ranks in improving the police services to community. By all means, the services were seen from the establishment of Secure Stall, Villa and Hotel in Badung Police jurisdiction. The National Police Chief expected such innovation or creative ideas should be developed and imitated by other police stations as it had a positive impact and relieved the residents facing a problem any time. Moreover, people living through a criminal action and away from police station could come to the post of secure stall, villa and hotel. Later on, the owner of stall, villa and hotel would contact the nearest police station if people got into a trouble. It was considered very effective and to give more immediate help. “Hopefully, the other provincial police stations could develop this program,” said Chief of the National Police in his letter.

Meanwhile, the Badung Police Chief, Beny Arjanto, said the establishment of the secure stall, villa and hotel aimed at inviting the participation of community to actively get involved in maintaining the security. Later, the location would be used for temporary shelter for residents who received any threat of crime prior to the arrival of police personnel. “In addition to the threat, the post can also be used to ask for information related to the duties of police,” he explained. Chief Beny added that so far there had been 28 posts established within the jurisdiction of Badung Police. They consisted of 15 posts of Secure Home, 10 posts of Secure Stall and a post of Secure Villa and Hotel. “The success of this program is highly determined by the personnel of Badung Police, especially those getting involved in the Community Development and Public Order and Safety as well as chief of subdistrict police as the driving force in making the partnership,” he said. (kmb21)

Car window smashed, BCA customer IDR 40 million cash taken Denpasar (Bali Post) –

The car window smasher in Denpasar seemed still around with the newest case victimizing BCA (Bank Central Asia) customer Gangsur Agustian (40) from Pulau Misol Street, No.32, Denpasar. Victim lost IDR 40 million cash that he just took from BCA Teuku Umar Street while parking his car to go to Alfa Mart at Pulau Moyo Street last Thursday (28/6) at 11.30 am local time. “He was passing to buy something on the way home. Before he left the car, it was locked yet when he got back after 5 minutes at the shop, the black

plastic bag containing the cash was gone along with the three mobile phones victim owned suspected to be also taken by smasher,” a police source stated. Based on vicitm’s report, he did felt that he was being followed by someone yet he did not know that this person was a car window smasher. According to victim, follower was skinny using a racer helmet and driving a black Jupiter MX motorcycle. “A witness stated there were two where one of them executed and the other waited by the motorcycle,” the anonymous officer stated. (kmb21)

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Firearms given ritual in Police Station Police Chief interprets it as sharpening of services

Amlapura (Bali Post)—

The entire firearm consists of pistols and longbarreled rifles in the Karangasem Police Station, Saturday (Jun 30) were gathered in the assembly courtyard. In addition, all operational vehicles such as motorcycles and cars were also given ritual in conjunction with the celebration of Tumpek Landep. The new Karangasem Police Chief, Rudy Efendy, on the sidelines of the ceremony delivered that police in Karangasem interpreted the Tumpek Landep celebration as a moment of mind sharpening to carry out the tasks, in order to nurture and protect the community. Rudy Efendy who replaced the previous Police Chief, Jefri Torunde, said that with the sharpening of tasks was expected the sense of justice and safety in the community could be improved. It was said that police had many areas of duties and functions as in the field of criminal investigation, security and traffic. Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Karangasem Police, Made Wartama, also revealed the same thing where the general meaning of Tumpek Landep was giving ritual to sharp and metal equipment and working tools. Besides, in the context of reasoning, the capability of thinking was expected to

analyze the problems related to the main duties and functions of police so that it could be sharper and more precise. Later, all police personnel on duty in the ranks of Karangasem Police could be more focused on their respective duties. Aside from all firearms and vehicles in the Karangasem Police Station, each subdistrict police station in Karangasem Regency also organized similar prayers. Ritual for those vehicles was organized because a variety of those working equipment was made of iron. Later on, it was invoked to God Almighty, so that the equipment could function properly to support the tasks of police. Wartama said the Hindus in Bali in general and in Karangasem in particular, based on their faith organized a similar Tumpek Landep worship for the working tools made of iron or metal, including for the vehicles. Later on, it was expected that all vehicles operated on the road could function properly and would not result in any accidents. So far, he recognized the rate of traffic accidents remained quite high. In the future, such harmful accidents could be minimized by improving the community awareness and compliance with the traffic regulations. (013)

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The ceremony held in Karangasem Police Department during the Tumpek Landep Day.

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30 Jun Tumpek Landep. Pura Pasek Gelgel Pedungan Denpasar Selatan. Pura Agung Pasek Tangun Titi kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Silamadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Sengguan Singapadu. Pura Kawitan Arya Wang Bang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bhujangga Weisnawa Tegalcangkring Jembrana. Pura taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Br, Taro Kaje Tegalalang Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Batur Arya Warih Kepaon Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Ida ratu Pande Besakih Mr. Pasek Toh Jiwa Tangungtiti Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba Klungkung Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Desa Tulikup Gianyar. 1 Jul Redite Umanis Ukir Sangah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar. 3 Jul Purnama Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Gunung Kuripan Lombok. Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Cinere Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa Apuan-Susut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru-Lumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Nuansa Udayana, Kori Nuansa Jimbaran Pura Tianyar Pikat, Dawan Klungkung 4 Jul Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pasar Agung Besakih

Pura Pasek Bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunung Agung Dukuh Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Perancak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung. Pura Kekeran Langit Sading Mengwi 10 Jul Anggar Kasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sanghyang Tegal Banjar Taro Kaja Tegalalang 11 Jul Buda Umanis Kulantir. Pura Pasek Tangkas kaler Tabanan. Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 15 Jul Redite Keliwon Tolu. Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh 16 Jul Soma Umanis Tolu Pura Puseh/Balai Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra, Pasung Grigih Pura Bhujangga Rsi-Tambak Bayuh Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Banjar Ceningan Kangin Pura Batu Madeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih Banjar Saba Penatih. 18 Jul Buda Pon Tolu Pura Catur, Buwana Sanding Tampaksiring 19 Jul Wraspati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih. 25 Jul Buda Keliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Desa Guwang Sukawati Merajan Pasek Ketewel Ketewel Merajan Pangeran Tangkas Kuro Agung Jeroan Sading Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nunggul Swana Nusa Penida

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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Monday, July 2, 2012

Wait for it: Earth adds leap second Saturday night

Hazardous import products in circulation in Indonesia

WASHINGTON — Saturday night will stretch longer by a second. A leap second. International timekeepers are adding a second to the clock at midnight universal time Saturday, June 30, going into July 1. That’s 8 p.m. EDT Saturday. Universal time will be 11:59:59 and then the unusual reading of 11:59:60 before it hits midnight.

DENPASAR — Ministry of Trade recorded that about 100 imported products in circulation throughout the markets in Indonesia seized every month contained hazardous substances. Those imported products were in the form of equipment for industry, construction and agriculture.

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A combination of factors, including Earth slowing down a bit from the tidal pull of the moon, and an atomic clock that’s a hair too fast, means that periodically timekeepers have to synchronize the official atomic clocks, said Daniel Gambis, head of the Earth Orientation Service in Paris that coordinates leap seconds. The time it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis — the definition of a day — is now about two milliseconds longer than it was 100 years ago, said Geoff Chester, spokesman at the U.S. Naval Observatory, keeper of the official U.S. atomic clocks. That’s each day, so it adds up to nearly threequarters of a second a year. Timekeepers add that leap second every now and then to keep the sun at its highest at noon, at least during standard time. This is the first leap second since January 2009 and the 25th overall. Gambis said the next one probably won’t be needed until 2015 or 2016. There should be no noticeable affect or inconvenience on computers or any other technology that requires precise timekeeping because they adjust for these leap seconds, Gambis said Friday. Earlier this year, official time-

keepers from across the world discussed whether to eliminate the practice of adding leap seconds. They decided they needed more

time to think about the issue and will next debate the issue in 2015. So for now, Chester said, “you get an extra second, don’t waste it.”

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, China’s first female astronaut Liu Yang waves as she comes out of the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in Siziwang Banner of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday, June 29, 2012.

Chinese astronauts parachute land after mission Associated Press Writer

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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2012 file photo provided by NASA shows the Earth taken from the The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite instrument aboard NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite.

Iconic Atari turns 40, tries to stay relevant

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — A scruffy, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari before he founded Apple. “Pong,” one of the world’s first video games, was born there, as was “Centipede,” a classic from the era of quarterguzzling arcade machines. “Call of Duty” creator Activision was started by four of Atari’s former game developers. The iconic video game company turns 40 years old this week, much slimmer these days as it tries to stay relevant in the age of “Angry Birds” and “Words With Friends.” But Atari’s influence on today’s video games is pervasive. Although it wasn’t the first company to make video games, Atari was the first to make a lasting impression on an entire generation. At arcades — or at video game bars such as Barcade in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn — nostal-

gic patrons still gather around such Atari classics as “Asteroids,” ‘’Joust” and “Centipede.” The Atari 2600, launched in 1977, was the first video game console in millions of homes, long before the Nintendo Entertainment System (1985), Sony’s PlayStation (1994) and Microsoft’s Xbox (2001). Today’s younger iPhone gamers might not remember how “Pong,” that simple, two-dimensional riff on Ping-Pong, swept across living rooms and arcades in the 1970s. But they might recognize elements of it in easy-to-learn, hard-to-master games based on simple physics — among them, “Angry Birds.” “For tens of millions of Gen X-ers, or kids who grew up in America in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Atari is a cultural icon, an intrinsic part of childhood,” says Scott Steinberg, tech analyst and author of “The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games.”

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BEIJING — China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station. The Shenzhou 9 parachuted to a landing on the grasslands of the country’s sprawling Inner Mongolia region at about 10 a.m. (0200 GMT). China declared the first manned mission to the Tiangong 1 module — the space program’s longest and most challenging yet — a major stride ahead for the country’s ambitious space program. About an hour later, mission commander and veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng, 45, emerged from the capsule, followed by crew mates Liu Wang, 43, and 33-year-old Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut. The three, all experienced air force pilots, were lifted on to folding chairs and appeared in good health. They smiled, waved, chatted and saluted as state television ran live footage from the landing site. “Tiangong 1, our home in space, was comfortable and pleasant. We’re very proud of our nation,” Liu Yang told national broadcaster CCTV. Space program commander, Gen. Chang Wanchuan, declared the astronauts in good health and declared the mission “completely successful.” He was followed by Premier Wen Jiabao, who said the mission marked “absolutely important progress” for the space program. The mission had included both remote control and piloted dockings with the module and extensive medical monitoring of the astronauts as part of preparations for manning a permanent space station. China’s next goals include another manned mission to the module originally scheduled for later this year but which may be delayed depending on an evaluation of the Shenzhou 9 mission and the condition of the Tiangong 1. China has been extremely cautious and methodical in its manned missions, with more than three years passing since the previous one, and all four have been relatively problem-free.

Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Deddy Saleh, on the sidelines of the import policy socialization in Sanur, Friday (Jun 29) said that aside from encountering hazardous imported products, his party also found about 19 species of plant-disturbing organism carried by imported products coming into the country. “Findings of hazardous imported products that do not comply with standards and harmful organisms were based on the results of our monitoring against goods in circulation in all major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam and Makassar,” he said. He said the plant-disturbing organisms were carried by the horticultural products from overseas such as potatoes, corn, grass, sweet corn, rice, vegetables, cabbage, ferns, corn seed, wheat and raspberry. Those products were imported from several countries, namely the Netherlands, the United States, the Philippines, China, Japan, France, Thailand, Australia, Scotland, and South Korea. “The products containing harm-

ful organisms were retained by the Quarantine Service and then destroyed or returned,” he said. According to him, a lot of harmful organisms were believed to remain undetected and in circulation in the market. On that account, his party would more tighten the imported products by applying more requirements such as permission issued, inspection, label and packaging. “Until now, the unfair importers bringing in hazardous products inadvertently have not been imposed with sanctions because there are no rules,” he said. Before the implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 30/2012, the Ministry of Trade did not regulate the imports of horticultural products. The imports of vegetables, fruits, tubers and plants were regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture with a mechanism to meet the provisions of the quarantine service. With the implementation of Minister of Trade’s Regulation, Indonesia would restrict the port of entry for the imports of fruits and vegetables. (kmb27)

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Containers fill with imported products lined up in one of ports in Indonesia waiting to be distributed. Ministry of Trade recorded that about 100 imported products in circulation throughout the markets in Indonesia seized every month contained hazardous substances.

White tiger gave birth three babies Antara

White tiger of Bali Zoo at Singapadu Village, Gianyar Regency, Bali, gave birth three babies on June 11 2012 with a normal birthing process.

GIANYAR - White tiger of Bali Zoo at Singapadu Village, Gianyar Regency, Bali, gave birth three babies on June 11 2012 with a normal birthing process. “Bali Zoo now has a new comer of female baby white tiger that belongs to the seventh generations from their mother “Kartini” and their father “Buntung” with 15 more with tiger belongs to their family,” Public Relations Executive of Bali Zoo, Emma Kristiana Chandra said. Those three little babies tiger named as Punja, Delta, and Gangga, have a special color and pattern adopted from their father which dominantly orange combined with black and white. She stated that Bengal

tiger only has two main colors, orange and white and it makes unique to them. They are now healthy with weight of four kilograms of each and average height of 57 to 60 centimeters. Veterinarian from Bali Zoo, Drh. Rangga Widarma said that tiger babies now still under of his control intensively. “Their mother still gives breast-feeding and they look active and soaring,” he expressed. The birth of white tiger (Royal Bengal Tiger) shows the successful of Bali Zoo’s conservation for the endanger animal which now estimated only 2.500 figures in the world by classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


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Wrapped baby corpse stranded at Masceti Beach Gianyar (Bali Post) –

A plastic wrapped baby corpse was found on the shores of Masceti Beach, specifically in front of a swan statue, at Medahan Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar last Friday (29/6) where the discovery caused locals who are searching stones shocked around 3.30 pm local time.

Apparently the black plastic package has been floating since half hour before it and when it stranded, no one was brave enough to open it, until Ni Made Puji (40) from Lebih Beten Kelod, Gianyar, opened it. “I could not believe it was a baby corpse,” Puja stated.

The discovery was then forwarded to other locals and police which then identified. The baby was a female still with its umbilical cord and hair, length 35 cm and it also has a kuwangen (flower) inside the plastic. Blahbatuh Head Police, PC Imam Ismail,

stated the body will be brought to Sanjiwani Hospital to be checked. It is suspected that the baby was killed which so suggested the locals around and head village to report if there are any previously pregnant woman went missing. (kmb16)

In Bali, 2112 students involved in drug case Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Cave found at Segara Katon The cave which was found in Segara Katon, Amlapura, Karangasem Regency Amlapura (Bali Post) –

An underground cave unintended to be found was then seen by owner of the land, Mustar, in Segara Katon, Amlapura. The resident who lives nearby, Marisah (45) stated last Friday (29/6) that the water inside the cave seemed to be a healer also as a holy water for prosperous selling. Nyama Selam (the name for Muslim residents at Segara Katon) and Balinese people all came by there. A praying shrine was placed on a nearby tree yet since this spot got hit by people passing by, the shrine was moved to a tree much nearer to the cave. Marisah said the cave was found by Mustar who’s a healer using traditional medicine (balian) around Friday (22/6) while placing a wood on his land. He said the hole he created was really deep so he dig it then found this cave entrance with the size of a human height. Inside the cave there was a clear water running and the cave branched with the

one on the left its dead end not far while the one on the right predicted to be 40 meters length also widen up with quite high ceilings as stated by Komang Kuta, staff of Karangasem Government Public Relation who have gone through the cave. Karangasem Sub District Leader, Komang Daging and Head of Public Relation, Ir. I Gede Waskita Sutadewa along with a number of police officers came to location on Saturday (30/6) morning. The problem now is how to avoid children and animals to go in the cave unsupervised. Mustar have placed a gate but children keep on coming in especially if someone came asking about it. Marisah, mother of three children, stated the night before it was found, she dreamt that Mustar brought her a cloth and asked to be used. In the morning, the cave was found and she believe that the water inside the cave is a healer as a hurting feeling due she caught a nail on her foot was gone after she drank it. Her

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neighbor of tofu and tempe seller, Sarmiah, stated after drinking it her goods sold well. Yet when the water was given to someone else it didn’t work the same and the giver was given weird noises stating he or she is wrong to do that, to give the water on the wrong place. For that those who want to be healed and to have a prosperous sell should come by themselves. A lot of locals have felt the same such as those who got an ongoing back pain got healed. Sarmiah thinks there’s a feeling that this cave and its water should not be damaged or misued while Marisah’s second child, Ramdan, admitted to have seen a woman in white inside the cave but he couldn’t see her face as he saw her from the back. However this all depends on those who believe it or not, when about to get the water, do pray to the water based on your belief so there won’t be any misunderstanding between the human and the nature. “I was too afraid asking it,” Ramdan stated. (013)

Trafficking of drug in Bali turns increasingly ubiquitous. More seriously, young generation of Bali has become an easy target for the abuse of such illicit goods. Chief Executive of National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Bali, IGK Budiartha, Saturday (Jun 30) said in Denpasar that from 2010 to May 2012 was recorded that 2112 young generation of Bali ranging from elementary school to college students got involved in drug cases both as users and dealers. Furthermore, Budiartha said the drug trafficking in Bali was increasingly prevalent. It was inseparable from the position of Bali as the world tourist destination. Even, Bali was said to be the target of international drug distribution syndicate and drug trafficking transit point. More severely, the users and perpetrators of drug abuse in Bali had penetrated the young generation mainly the students of elementary school to universities. Budiartha explained the case data in the Bali Police Drug Investigation from 2010 to 2012 showed an increasing trend of abuse and drug trafficking among the students ranging from elementary to college students. In 2011, the drug abuse from elementary to university level amounted to 826 cases involving the students of elementary school (92), junior high school (113), senior high school (588) and college (33). Meanwhile, up to the end of May 2012 it was found 345 cases involving the students of elementary school (30), secondary school (48), senior high school (263) and college (22). Overall, the total of students in Bali tripped in drug cases from 2010 to 2012 reached 2112 people. In terms of their education, the drug users among the high school students increased every year and occupied the highest rank with 588 cases (2010), 690 cases (2011) and 263 cases (until the end of May 2012). The data showed that younger

generation was an easy target of the drug abuse. Budiartha admitted if the condition was allowed and no real effort to prevent so that the future sustainability of Bali young generation would be at risk. Meanwhile, to prevent the drug abuse among pupils and students, his party implemented various strategies such as advocacy, outreach and dissemination. BNN Bali also established the cadres that could provide insight for friends, family, society and the environment. In addition, his party also performed a sudden urine test to students and new students. However, due to restrictedness of fund and equipment, the urine tests could only be carried out to a few pupils and students by using random sampling method. With such condition, there was possibility for user students who were undetected. According to him, ideally the regular urine tests should be performed annually to all pupils and college students. However, BNN Bali was not capable of realizing it alone because it required a large amount of fund. For that purpose, his party hoped the university, regency and provincial government through their respective regency education agency to participate in realizing the urine test to detect the abuse of drugs among the students. “Creating a drug-free educational environment should be a shared commitment of regional government both provincial and regency government and related stakeholders,” he said. Budiartha affirmed it was essential to save the youth from drug hazards. To that end, there should be a comprehensive effort to prevent the proliferation of drug trafficking in Bali. Similarly, there should be efforts to eradicate the drug trafficking at its roots. Most importantly, the entrance to Bali such as Padangbai and Gilimanuk had to be strictly guarded with more sophisticated device. “We expect the installation of sophisticated security devices at the entrance to Bali can be realized soon,” he said. (kmb29)

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Rare protest in Vietnam over China claims to offshore oil blocks Reuters

Eastern US storms kill 13, cut power to millions AP Photo/The Lima News, Jay Sowers

In this photo taken Friday, June 29, 2012 shows a brick wall from the second story of the Christie’s on the Square store in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Millions across the midAtlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. Power officials said the outages wouldn’t be repaired for several days to a week, likening the damage to a serious hurricane. Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia, where Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state had its largest non-hurricane outage in history, as more storms threatened. “This is a very dangerous situation,” the governor said. In West Virginia, 232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train that was blocked on both sides by trees that fell on the tracks, spending about 20 hours at a rural

station before buses picked them up. And in Illinois, storm damage forced the transfer of dozens of maximumsecurity, mentally ill prisoners from one prison to another. In some Virginia suburbs of Washington, emergency 911 call centers were out of service; residents were told to call local police and fire departments. Huge trees fell across streets in Washington, leaving cars crunched up next to them, and onto the fairway at the AT&T National golf tournament in Maryland. Cell phone and Internet service was spotty, gas stations shut down and residents were

urged to conserve water until sewage plants returned to power. The outages were especially dangerous because they left the region without air conditioning in an oppressive heat. Temperatures soared to highs in the mid-90s in Baltimore and Washington, where it had hit 104 on Friday. “I’ve called everybody except for the state police to try to get power going,” said Karen Fryer, resident services director at two assisted living facilities in Washington. The facilities had generator power, but needed to go out for portable air conditioning units, and Fryer worried about a few of her 100 residents who needed backup power for portable oxygen. The stranded train passengers spent more than 20 hours on the train after they stopped around 11 p.m. on Friday at a station near rural Prince, W.Va.

HANOI - Hundreds of Vietnamese demonstrated in Hanoi on Sunday against China’s moves to strengthen its claim to disputed islands in the South China Sea and its invitation to oil firms to bid for blocks in offshore areas that Vietnam claims as its territory. The authorities in Vietnam rarely allow public demonstrations and some bloggers said security forces had warned them against attending the rally, but the police made no attempt to disperse people, Nguyen Quang A, one of the protesters said. “We want to raise people’s awareness of China’s wrongful moves recently, and we have received applause from people in the streets,” he said. The authorities tolerated a series of protests over China’s territorial claims from June to August last year before the government put an end to them. CNOOC, the parent of New York- and Hong Kong-listed CNOOC Ltd, issued a tender last Saturday to invite for-

eign companies to jointly develop nine blocks in the western part of the South China Sea. Vietnam has called this move illegal because the blocks encroach on what it claims are its territorial waters. “The area that the China National Offshore Oil Corporation announced to open for international bidding lies entirely within Vietnam’s 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in accordance with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,” Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi said on June 26. “It is absolutely not a disputed area,” he said. Vietnam state oil and gas group Petrovietnam has said one of the nine blocks offered for bidding by CNOOC is just 37 nautical miles from the southern province of Binh Thuan’s Phu Quy island. It said it has been exploring for oil and gas with Exxon Mobil Corp of the United States, Russia’s Gazprom and India’s ONGC Videsh in most of the blocks offered by CNOOC.

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Protesters hold anti-China banners while marching during an antiChina protest along a street in Hanoi July 1, 2012.The banner (R) reads as “The Nation! We stand ready for peace... since your call!”

Mexican election could return old rulers to power

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Members of the movement “Yosoy132” (I am 132) take part during a demonstration to demand transparency in the next election outside TV broadcaster Televisa building in Mexico city June 30, 2012.

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans vote for a new president on Sunday with the opposition party that dominated the country for most of the past century poised for a comeback after the ruling conservatives failed to provide strong growth or halt a brutal drugs war. Twelve years after the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost power, polls show its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto heading into the vote with a double-digit lead over his opponents, despite lingering doubts about the

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party. Tainted by corruption, electoral fraud and occasional bouts of brutal authoritarianism during its 71 years in power, the PRI was voted out in 2000. But it has bounced back, helped by the economic malaise and a tide of lawlessness that have plagued Mexico under the conservative National Action Party, or PAN. Polls will open at 8 a.m. (9 a.m. EDT), and the first national exit polls are expected when voting ends in the westernmost part of the country 12 hours later. After ending the PRI’s rule in 2000, the PAN raised hopes of a new dawn for democracy in

Mexico. But years of weak growth and the death of more than 55,000 people in drug-related killings since 2007 have eroded its popularity. Pena Nieto, a youthful-looking former governor of the State of Mexico, stepped into the breach, establishing himself as the new face of the PRI with the aid of favorable media coverage led by Mexico’s most powerful broadcaster Televisa. He insists the PRI is now a modern democratic party. While some Mexicans are not convinced, Pena Nieto has convinced many that his party has learned from its mistakes.


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DENPASAR - Indonesia’s horticultural imports in the past five years rose 300 percent to US$1.7 billion in 2011 from US$600 million in 2006, a Trade Ministry official said. The horticultural imports consisting of fruits and vegetables mostly came from China, Director General of Foreign Trade at the Trade Ministry Deddy Saleh said here on Saturday. To reduce dependence on imported horticultural products, he said the country must be able to develop horticultural products of high quality. “We hope domestic farmers would be able to meet the demand for horticultural products. However, they must be able to compete with foreign rivals by improving quality,” he said.

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Specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O’Hara work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell on Friday, June 29, 2012. Financial markets around the world stormed higher Friday after European leaders came up with a breakthrough plan to rescue banks, relieve debt-burdened governments and restore investor confidence.

European leaders’ breakthrough defied expectations BRUSSELS — Europe’s leaders finally rose to the challenge Friday, backing bold ideas to help weak countries and frail banks ravaged by a debt crisis that has crippled economic growth and threatened the global financial system. Markets roared their approval after leaders of the 27 European Union countries agreed on an aggressive plan to fix the financial crisis. The decisions made at the EU summit in Brussels won’t end the crisis that has gripped Europe for nearly three years. Plenty of questions remain about how the bank bailouts would work, whether there’s enough money committed to rescue banks and governments and whether impoverished, indebted Greece will be forced out of the 17-nation euro club. But for EU leaders who have consistently underwhelmed their exasperated publics and nervous financial markets, Friday’s efforts marked a breakthrough. The prime minister of Ireland — one of the five eurozone countries that have required

emergency funds — said the plans marked a “seismic shift in European policy.” British Prime Minister David Cameron said that “for the first time in some time we have actually seen steps ... to get ahead of the game.” There was an immediate sign that Europe’s latest plan was easing fear in financial markets: The cost for the troubled government of Spain to borrow fell dramatically. The interest rate, or yield, on the country’s 10-year bonds fell by more than half a percentage point, to 6.34 percent. Previously, European leaders insisted that the two bailout funds be used only to rescue governments — like Ireland, Portugal and Greece. If money was going to be used for troubled banks, it had to first go to a government. But that added to the debt on a govern-

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ment’s books because it was responsible for repaying the money. The bids to rescue banks ended up raising fears about the ailing governments; Spain’s borrowing costs rose dramatically two weeks ago after the eurozone countries agreed to lend it $125 billion to rescue its banks. The EU also called for a single regulator — probably the European Central Bank — to oversee Europe’s banks. Currently, banks are regulated by their national governments and some countries have been slow to recognize loan problems and shut down their worst banks. As part of a broad “banking union,” the new regulator will likely get power to close failing banks if their national regulators won’t do it. The plan is also expected to include deposit insurance across Europe. Individual European countries now insure bank deposits within their borders. But bank failures could overwhelm those national funds. The bank overhaul is supposed to be completed by the end of the year.

TEHRAN - A European Union embargo on Iranian oil went into effect on Sunday, provoking anger in Tehran which says the measure will hurt talks with world powers over its sensitive nuclear activities. Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi sought to downplay the embargo as just the latest punishment in decades of ineffective sanctions. Iranian leaders have insisted they will forge ahead with their atomic programme, regardless of the Western restrictions and others imposed by the UN Security Council. Oil market observer bodies and analysts say the embargo, coupled with US financial sanctions ramped up on Thursday, are gutting Iran’s vital oil exports, which account for half of government revenues. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says Iran crude exports in May appear to have slipped to 1.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) as the market braced for the embargo, well below the 2.1-2.2 mbpd Iran insists it continues to sell abroad. “The sanctions have had no effect on Iran and will have none,” Qasemi was quoted as saying on Sunday by the ISNA news agency. “I do not see a problem in our enemies starting the sanctions as of today (Sunday), since these sanctions have existed for many years and nothing has happened and one should not anticipate anything new,” he was also quoted as saying on the website of state broadcaster IRIB. Qasemi and other officials admitted the “illogical” embargo had reduced exports to EU nations, but they said other nations had stepped forward to buy the oil. “While we collectively exported 18 percent of our oil to them before, it is not difficult to substitute customers for this much oil in the world,” Qasemi said. It was not possible to verify that claim because Iran has turned off the mandatory location transponders on most of its fleet of 39 oil tankers. The IEA and experts say most of the tankers remain anchored off Iran and are being used to store up to 42 million barrels of oil unable to be exported. Before the embargo, Europe bought some 600,000 bpd from Iran, which sent two-thirds of its exports to China, India, Japan and South Korea. The United States has granted exemptions to those Asian countries from its new sanction imposed on Thursday that targets foreign companies doing business with Iran. That move averted a potential diplomatic row with China, Iran’s biggest oil customer, which greatly increased Iran crude purchases last month after a sharp dip earlier this year because of a commercial dispute with Iran. Beijing refuses to go along with the Western sanctions.

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He said that low quality remained an obstacle to the development of horticultural products in the country. He added however that the value of horticultural imports had been declining since the past few months thanks to the government’s policy to restrict horticultural imports. Horticultural products could be imported via the country’s four special ports, except if the imported goods came from countries that had signed agreements with Indonesia, he said.

People see horticultural products that showed in Flori and Flora Week at Medan recently. Indonesia’s horticultural imports in the past five years rose 300 percent to US$1.7 billion in 2011 from US$600 million in 2006, a Trade Ministry official said.

“Drama Gong” parade to entertain people Antara

DENPASAR - Drama Gong parade, presented by Seka Drama Kuta Cita Budaya Banjar Uma Kuta Pejeng, will be performed at the Denpasar cultural center on Monday (July 2). The Drama Gong, which would start the show at 08.00 p.m. local time, was one of the five art performances presented in the annual art festival in Bali, said an official of the Bali Tourism and Cultural Office, I Wayan Dauh, here Sunday. Wayan Dauh said Drama Gong was one of Balinese traditional arts which became famous on the early days of the festival and made people stay up at night on the opening of the festival. Drama Gong is a collaboration of almost all types of arts, including music, which creates jokes to make people laugh, but still in frame of art ethics. The drama became popular in the 1970s to 1980s, making the Balinese people addicted to watch the show. But since the 2000s, the art performance was rarely performed. Besides Drama Gong, Wayan added, the opening of the festival would present four other art performances, started by dance performance from Sanggar Siwer Nadi Swara Denpasar at 11.00 am local time, followed by an art development show from Banjar Geladag at 04.00 pm. Dance performance Calonarang by Gita Mahardika, would be performed in the evening after the Drama Gong. Drama Gong is an art performance which combines elements of modern drama (non traditional Balinese) and traditional Balinese arts. In so many ways Drama Gong is a mixture of modern theater (West) and a traditional theater (Bali).

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A Drama performanced in the art center of Bali showing an epic story of Bali’s legend. Drama Gong was one of Balinese traditional arts which became famous on the early days of the festival and made people stay up at night on the opening of the festival.


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Assad’s fate unclear in world powers’ Syria plan

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GENEVA - World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al-Assad might play in the process. Peace envoy Kofi Annan said after the talks in Geneva on Saturday the government should include members of Assad’s administration and the Syrian opposition and that it should arrange free elections. “Time is running out. The conflict must be resolved through peaceful dialogue and negotiations,” Annan told reporters. The talks had been billed as a last-ditch effort to halt the worsening violence in Syria but hit obstacles as Russia, Assad’s most powerful ally, opposed Western and Arab insistence that he must quit the scene. The final communique said the transitional government should be formed “on the basis of mutual consent”. In a victory for Russia, it omitted text in a previous draft which explicitly said the plan would exclude from government anyone whose participation would undermine the transition’s credibility and jeopardize stability and reconciliation. After the meeting, the United States and Russia contradicted each other over what that meant for Assad, who has ruled Syria for 11 years since succeeding his father Hafez and has been condemned internationally for the ferocity of his crackdown on the uprising against him. AP Photo/Kyodo News

People sit in protest on a road near the entrance to the Ohi nuclear power plan in Ohi town, Fukui, western Japan early Sunday, July 1, 2012.

1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — Dozens of protesters shouted and danced at the gate of a nuclear power plant as it restarted Sunday, the first to go back online since Japan shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Ohi nuclear plant’s reactor No. 3 returned to operation despite a deep division in public opinion. Last month, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restarts of reactors No. 3 and nearby No. 4, saying people’s living standards can’t be maintained without nuclear energy. Many citizens are against a return to nuclear power because of safety fears after the Fukushima accident. Crowds of tens of thousands of people have gathered on Friday evenings around Noda’s official residence, chanting, “Saikado hantai,” or “No to nuclear restarts.” Protests drawing such numbers are extremely rare in this nation, often known for orderly conformity. A

demonstration in Tokyo protesting the restart and demanding Noda resign was planned in a major park Sunday. Although initially ignored by mainstream local media, demonstrations across the country have grown as word spread through social media, sometimes drawing Japanese celebrities including Nobel Prize-winning writer Kenzaburo Oe and Ryuichi Sakamoto, who composed the score for the movie “The Last Emperor.” All 50 of Japan’s working reactors were gradually turned off in the wake of last year’s massive earthquake and tsunami, which sent the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant into multiple meltdowns, setting off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. But worries about a power crunch over the hot summer months have been growing. Oil imports are soaring. Officials have

warned about blackouts in some regions. The government has been carrying out new safety tests on nuclear plants, and says Ohi No. 3 and No. 4 are safe to restart. Protesters like Taisuke Kohno, a 41-year-old musician among the 200 people trying to blockade the Ohi plant, aren’t so sure. He said protesters were facing off against riot police and planned to stay there day and night. “It’s a lie that nuclear energy is clean,” he said. “After experiencing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, how can Japan possibly want nuclear power?” Kansai Electric Power Co., the utility that operates Ohi in central Japan, was not immediately available for comment Sunday. It said on its website that a nuclear reaction restarted Sunday afternoon at the No. 3 reactor, a key step for it to begin producing electricity.

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MAJENE - Local residents in Majene district, West Sulawesi, have found three ancient inscriptions that are likely to be 400 to 500 years old, according to an official. “The inscriptions were found by local residents when they were digging the ground at two different places. I was surprised because these are the first inscriptions found in Sulawesi,” Mandar Majene Museum Curator Ahmad Hasan said. Two of the inscriptions are 50 centimetres long and 15 centimetres wide, while the other one is 50 centimetres in length and 40 centimetres in width. One inscription was found in Banggae village, nearby a menhir (a tall upright stone) that is worshipped as Batu Miana, while the other two were found in Kota Tinggi. The secretary of the Majene Youth, Sport, Culture and Tourism Service, Mitthar Thala Ali, said the department would conduct further studies on the discovery of objects that have historical value and, if necessary, work with the archaeological department.

Fruit and vegetable ... From page 1 Added, the horticultural products imported from overseas such as potatoes, corn, grass, sweet corn, rice, vegetables, cabbage, ferns, corn seed, wheat, and raspberry were widely found to contain plantdisturbing organisms. They were imported from several countries like the Netherlands, the United States, the Philippines, China, Japan, France, Thailand, Australia, Scotland, and South Korea. (kmb27)

Customs seizes 311,148 illegal cigarettes

UEFA... From page 1 European football’s ruling body said footage of tears trickling down the fan’s cheek was shown “to translate the emotion and the tension of the German fans for this game” but “our production did not agree with the editorial choice to put this at this exact place after the goal”. UEFA also said it had issued instructions “not to use these reactions again directly in a chain of replays of a live action, to avoid any misleading understanding.” ARD had first sought UEFA’s clarification after Germany coach Joachim Loew was shown playfully knocking a ball from a ball boy’s arm during the country’s group game against Netherlands, despite the incident happening before the game took place. UEFA said that footage was shown “to illustrate, in conformity with our editorial concept, the mood and ambiance of the event. The image was positive and in order not to mislead the audience, the director used replay wipes before and after, showing clearly that this event was not live.” Schoenenborn felt otherwise at the time, when he said: “Any form of censorship or manipulation is not acceptable for us. That’s why we clearly told UEFA that the German public expects coverage to be live when it says it’s live. Live is live and has to stay live.” UEFA said its “director guidelines” had been made available to all broadcasters. But ZDF, which broadcast the Germany vs. Netherlands game, said it was unaware pre-match footage was being shown as part of the live match package. The channel’s chief of sports, Dieter Gruschwitz, described it as “completely unusual.” “That does not correspond to our journalistic standards,” ZDF editor-in-chief Peter Frey said. “All these production techniques ... are fairly standard and well known by broadcasters,” UEFA said. Sueddeutschen Zeitung reported that UEFA maintains a policy of censorship in its TV coverage, avoiding any images of political banners, empty seats, pyrotechnics or streakers on the pitch. “UEFA is committed to deliver an unbiased and complete coverage,” the football body said.

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This picture taken on June 16, 2012 and released by Papua Cooperation Forum on July 1, 2012 shows a supporter carrying the portrait of slain vice chairman of the National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) Mako Tabuni (C) and the banned Morning Star flag during his funeral in Jayapura.

Government debt reaches Rp1.9 trillion Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian government`s debt has reached Rp1,994.14 trillion, as of May 31, 2012, compared with Rp1,803.49 trillion a year earlier, according to the Finance Ministry. “The 2012 debt consists of foreign debts worth Rp639.88 trillion, domestic debts worth Rp1.15 trillion, and state debt securities worth Rp1,304.26 trillion,” the ministry`s director of debt strategy and portfolio, Scenaider CH Siahaan said. However, he added, the government`s debts were well managed, with the debtto-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio reaching 24 percent, which was one of the lowest among developed and developing nations. “The ratio indicates that Indonesia

still has the capability to meet its obligations to creditors,” Scenaider stated. Director General of Debt Management at the Finance Ministry Rahmat Waluyanto said the government`s foreign debts had continued to reduce over the past six years, while the total amount of state bonds issued during the same period had been increasing. “The rupiah-denominated debt securities issued until May 2012 reached Rp1,057.52 trillion, compared with Rp992.03 trillion a year earlier,” he pointed out.

Rahmat said the value of state debt securities continued to increase, which offset budget deficit and helped in repayment of foreign debts. “The value of state debt securities has increased because our state budget still records a deficit and we repay foreign debts using proceeds from the issuance of state debt securities,” he explained. “If the state budget did not record a deficit, the government would not increase the amount of loans and would continue to issue state bonds,” Rahmat said.

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KUDUS - The Kudus (Central Java) Customs Duty Control and Service Office (KPPBC) has again seized 311,148 illegal cigarettes on June 25, 2012. Head the Intelligence and Action Division of the Kudus KPPBC Tutut Basuki said in Kudus Thursday that the confiscation of the hundreds of illegal cigarettes is the result of the development of information on illegal cigarette production at the house of Wahib in Robayan village, Kalinyamatan subdistrict, Jepara regency. The security personnel found manufactured clove cigarettes (SKM) packed in several sizes of the forbidden goods, including 22 bales of cigarettes and 29 packs of LG cigarettes, 28 pressing machines and 115 Puas cigarets, as well as 42 kilograms of Puas cigarettes and 76 kg of LG cigarettes. The other goods found by the police included 13 cartons of cigarettes or 179,200 pieces of Super cigarettes and a hearing element. “The perpetrator with the initial MT was still after the police,” he said. Like a similar raid on June 20, 2012 seizing 128,400 illegal cigarettes at a house of Henny in Kriyan village, Kalinyamatan subdistrict, Jepara regency, she said the operation was practically the same this time by renting a house for the production of illegal cigarettes. The potential loss of the state of these illegal activities which have been saved amounted to Rp79.23 million. The perpetrators have violated article 50 of law No 11/2007 on amended Law no 11/1995 on customs and may face a prison term of one to five years and a fine of double or ten times the tobacco tax payable.


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Tirta Gangga is a beautiful park with the huge water fountain and wide pond located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is built in the year of 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Agung Angluerah Ketut Karangasem. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. According to the local believe that this wellspring functioning as a bath place for the god and also used as drinking water for the local community from the nearest village. Therefore this wellspring is sacrificed by local people and keeps the park naturally. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is also featured by the wide public pool with the cool and clean water where it can be used by everyone who visiting this place. It is situated on the foot Abang Hill with cool temperature in particular night time or morning time. The lush tropical garden are well surround the park and big fish ponds are running away at another ponds to give the impression for every tourist who pay a visit to this beautiful park. Some buildings and other decorations are intentionally made as according to the spirit from Puri Agung Karangasem (Agung Karangasem Palace), so it can be said that between Tirta Gangga Park and Sukasada Park (Taman Sukasada) which is located at Ujung countryside is a union. Tirta Gangga is strategically located beside of the main strait from Karangasem to Singaraja Town and it is just 20 minutes from the local town or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Denpasar Town. You may also join the exciting tour to the east part of Bali that we call it by Karangasem Tour and you will discover many places of interest in east part of Bali including Tirta Gangga.

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Serena soars, Murray beats the clock Reuters

LONDON - Serena Williams fired down a Wimbledon record 23 aces, Yaroslava Shvedova blitzed through a record 24 consecutive points and Andy Murray beat the clock on another night of late drama as the All England Club ushered in the AN - after Nadal - era on Saturday. Forty-eight hours after brazen Czech Lukas Rosol turned tennis’s world order on its head by bludgeoning Rafa Nadal out of Wimbledon and 24 hours after Roger Federer came within two points of falling through the same trap door, Murray waged his own battle under the floodlights - this time with the clock. Wimbledon rules state that Centre Court matches must finish by 2300 local time and with the seconds ominously ticking down, it seemed as if Murray would be left hanging in no man’s land till Monday to complete his third-round match against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. As it was he survived a series of falls, was penalised for allowing a string of balls to pop out of his pocket in mid-rally but still managed eke out a nerve-shredding 7-5

3-6 7-5 6-1 win as the clock struck 2302 local time - the latest ever finish at the grasscourt slam. “I was under the impression that at 11pm we were stopping regardless of what the score was, and I think I actually broke serve to go 5-1 at that time, and then walked to the net because I thought we were going to have to come back on Monday,” a relieved Murray said after speeding through the fourth set. Time was also an issue for his next opponent Marin Cilic. The Croatian staggered past Sam Querrey 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-7 17-15 in fading light to win the second longest ever match at the All England Club. Two years after John Isner won an 11 hour five minute duel against Nicolas Mahut, which featured 183 games and ended 70-68 in the fifth set, a similar battle played out on

Court Two. But at five hours 31 minutes, Cilic achieved his win in less than half the time it took Isner to put away Mahut in 2010. Earlier in the day, it seemed as if four-times women’s champion Williams was also on borrowed time. The American’s serve was on fire and she was never broken but she was lucky to escape unscathed as she subdued Zheng Jie’s charge with a 6-7 6-2 9-7 third-round win. It was little wonder that Williams arched backwards to let out an almighty roar of relief after punching away a backhand volley on her third match point to complete a 6-7 6-2 9-7 win in just under 2-1/2 hours on a blustery and baking hot Centre Court. It was the same arena that Rosol had found to his liking on Thursday as his ferocious forehands and atomic aces destroyed Nadal’s title hopes. But 48 hours later, Rosol will be hoping he does not end up being a one-hit wonder as he headed back into obscurity after a less than spectacular 6-2 6-3 7-6 Court 12 drubbing at the hands of Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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Serena Williams of the United States reacts after defeating Zheng Jie of China during a third round women’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Felix dominates 200m at US Olympic trials Kanoute latest big name to head for China Agence France Presse

Two-time Olympic runner-up Allyson Felix ran the sixth-fastest women’s 200 meters in history, winning the final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in 21.69 seconds. Felix, embroiled in controversy over a deadlock for the final 100m Olympic spot, served notice she will be a gold favorite in London by surging to the lead quickly and leaving behind a world-

class field to set a personal best. Only doping-disgraced Marion Jones, Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey and the late world record-holder Florence GriffthJoyner have ever run faster than Felix did to ensure she would reach the London Olympics. “I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet,” Felix said. “For so long I have looked at those times and wanted to be on that list. But the job is not done. It’s all about London.”

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Allyson Felix (L) celebrates after winning the women’s 200m dash final at the US Olympic Track and Field Team Trials on June 30. Felix ran the sixth-fastest women’s 200m in history, winning the final 21.69 seconds.

It was the fastest time clocked in the event since Jones went 21.62 in 1998 in South Africa. “It’s very rare for me to come off the corner in the lead,” Felix said. “There were so many strong people in the race you could never be comfortable. I just dug deep and tried to keep going. “I was thrilled with my race. Everything came together at the right time.” Carmelita Jeter, the reigning world 100m champion and 2011 world 200m runner-up, was second in 22.11 with Sanya RichardsRoss third in 22.22 to claim the other two Olympic berths on offer. There was a 1.0m/ sec tailwind. Jeter will go for a 100-200 double in her first Olympics, a choice she only made after winning the 100 last weekend. “It’s one of the best feelings in the world and I’m not even in London yet,” Jeter said. Richards-Ross will attempt a 200-400 double in London. “I’m excited,” Richards-Ross said. “I wanted to be part of this team in two events. They didn’t make it easy for me but I’m glad I made it.” Felix and training partner Jeneba Tarmoh shared third in a 100m dead heat last weekend and decided to delay a decision on breaking that deadlock until after the 200. Tarmoh missed the Olympics in the 200, finishing fifth in 22.35. Tarmoh, Felix and their coach, Bob Kersee, were to meet with USA Track and Field officials to decide how to settle the controversy. USA Track wants a decision by Sunday. Kersee wants no coin flip and no run-off on Sunday.

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China’s growing popularity as the preferred destination for ageing former English Premier League players shows no sign of slowing with striker Frederic Kanoute completing a move to Beijing Guoan, the Chinese Super League side said. The Beijing club said in a brief statement on Saturday that the 2007 African Footballer of the Year had completed his move but gave no details of the contract. Kanoute’s former club Sevilla said the 34-year-old had agreed a two-year deal with Beijing. Malian Kanoute spent seven successful years in Spain after plying his trade at English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Beijing Guoan are currently third in the Chinese Super League and face leaders Guangzhou Evergrande later on Sunday. The transfer adds to the ever growing list of big foreign signings made by Chinese clubs in recent times. Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba recently followed his former Chelsea team mate Nicolas Anelka in making a lucrative move to big-spending Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua. Another African striker - Blackburn Rovers and Nigerian forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni - is close to completing a move to Super League side Guangzhou Fuli, according to media reports.


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Ireland fans earn UEFA award at Euro 2012

5 Best Goals at Euro 2012 Associated Press Writer

Associated Press Writer

KIEV, Ukraine — Ireland’s cheerful legions of singing fans have won a UEFA prize after winning millions of admirers at the European Championship. UEFA says its president Michel Platini will visit Ireland soon to present an award to thank the “absolutely fantastic” fans.

DANNY WELBECK’S FLICK

KIEV, Ukraine — Heading into Sun-

The Manchester United forward scored only once for England at Euro 2012, but his goal was brilliant for its cunning and exquisite timing. With England and Sweden at 2-2 in the 78th minute of their June 15 group stage match, winger Theo Walcott sent in a cross. His back to the goal, Welbeck met the ball with his right leg and flicked it behind him with his heel, stunning Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson. A top five pick because the 21-year-old Welbeck’s execution was astounding and the goal secured the win for England.

day’s European Championship final between Spain and Italy, 72 goals had been scored by the 16 teams that took part. Here’s our pick of the top five (hoping, of course, that goals in the final might be even better):

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC’S FAREWELL Sweden was already eliminated when it played France on June 19 in Group D, but its towering frontman was determined to go out with a bang. With a roundhouse kick Bruce Lee would have been proud of, Ibrahimovic met Sebastian Larsson’s cross and threw himself nearly sideways in the air to volley the ball with his right boot past Hugo Lloris. Thumping.

COOL-HAND DUKES Having the gall to softly chip a penalty over a diving ‘keeper, rather than firing to his left or right, is such the height of cool that this technique is named after its pioneer, Antonin Panenka. He used it to win the 1976 European Championship for Czechoslovakia against West Germany in a penalty shootout. At Euro 2012, Andrea Pirlo did it in Italy’s quarterfinal shootout victory over England, and Sergio Ramos performed a “panenka” to help defending champion Spain beat Portugal in their semifinal penalty shootout. Brave.

Coach Blanc not renewing France contract

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SPAIN’S ONLY LAPSE The same team Spain will face on Sunday, Italy, was also the only team that managed to score against the world and defending European champions at Euro 2012. Antonio Di Natale’s chip at speed past Iker Casillas in the 61st minute in their opening Group C match on June 10 wasn’t the prettiest goal of Euro 2012, but it’s a top five pick for its rarity.

Irish Famine about a fictional man from near Athenry in County Galway sentenced to be transported to Australia for stealing food for his starving family. Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said Ireland’s fans “should be applauded.” Buffon said: “They are people full of pride and happiness who accept defeat and victory in the same manner.”

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PA R I S - L a u r e n t Blanc will not be staying on as France coach after his contract expires on Saturday, the French federation said, with Dider Deschamps tipped as the favourite to take the job. “Laurent Blanc has contacted the FFF president, Noel Le Graet, to tell him his decision not to ask for another contract,” the FFF said in a statement on their website (www. fff.fr). France lost 2-0 to holders Spain in the quarter-

Controlling the ball 12 meters (yards) out, the nippy Spain midfielder faced a seemingly impenetrable wall of three Ireland defenders blocking his route to goal. So he improvised, dancing right then left before hitting the ball with pinpoint precision past one defender, through the legs of two others, and beyond ‘keeper Shay Given. It was Spain’s second goal in a 4-0 win Group C on June 14. Laser-like.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said, “everyone was very impressed with the fans of the Irish national team.” The Irish fans’ singing of “The Fields of Athenry” filled stadiums in Poznan and Gdansk with emotion despite the team being mostly outclassed in losing to Croatia, Spain and Italy. “The Fields of Athenry” is a folk song set during the 19th century

FILE In this June 20, 2012 file photo, Irish fans chant before the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between the Republic of Ireland and Croatia in Poznan, Poland.

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France head coach Laurent Blanc gestures during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Satu rd ay, Ju n e 23, 2012.

finals of Euro 2012 last Saturday. Blanc took over from Raymond Domenech after Les Bleus were eliminated in the first round of the 2010 World Cup, leading them on a 23-match unbeaten run before they lost against Sweden in the group stage of Euro 2012. Under Blanc, France sometimes played some nice, quick-passing football but once again, two years after the World Cup fiasco, suffered from offpitch drama. Deschamps, Blanc’s team mate and captain in the France squad that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 titles, is the front runner to take over amid speculation that he is close to leaving Olympique Marseille, who he has coached since 2009. The French federation’s executive committee is due to meet on Tuesday when a replacement for Blanc will be discussed. Blanc has already been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job after Harry Redknapp was sacked by the north London club after the Premier League season ended. “If Laurent Blanc leaves it’s a shame because he had indicated his wish to continue. But Didier Deschamps is among the very good coaches,” former France captain and current UEFA president Michel Platini was quoted as saying in French media on Saturday. “It is the FFF president who chooses. I do not think we have bad players. Progress has been made, we have potential but it is our (rightful) place (to have been) in the quarter-finals. Anyway, Didier Deschamps does know the team.” France start their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign against Finland in September.

Platini floats idea of multi-country Euro 2020 Reuters

KIEV - The 2020 European Championship could be spread across 12 or 13 cities around Europe, rather than being staged in just one or two countries, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Saturday. “The Euros in 2020 could be held all over Europe,” Platini told a news conference. “You could have one country with 12 host cities, or we could have it in 12 or 13 cities all over Europe. It is just an idea, but in these days of cheap air travel anything is possible. “The majority of the executive committee thinks it’s a good idea and says we should really have a good think about this. “We are going to have a meeting with all of our national federations coming up to December and in Decemeber or January we’re are going to make a decision.” Turkey had been favourite to host the event in eight years’ time but their bid has been complicated by Istanbul’s campaign to also host the Olympic Games in the same year. Platini said the idea for a multicountry Euros came to him “a while ago” and had been met with interest from his excecutive. “It’s an idea I feel really passionate about, it will be a lot easier from a financial perspective for all the countries. “If you need to build airports or 10 stadiums in a country, this would be rather easy because it would be one stadium per host city. That’s all we can say at the moment. “We have not decided anything yet, but by January we will decide if we are going to have the Euros in one country or all over Europe.” UEFA originally set a deadline of mid-May for hosts to express an interest, but although they said two or three countries other than Turkey had done so, they did not name them publicly. One reason for UEFA not making them public is because clearly they were not satisfied the

interested countries could stage the event, hence Platini’s idea for a multi-country tournament. Platini said during the UEFA Congress in Istanbul recently that he would support a Turkey bid, but has now retreated somewhat from that stance, saying on Saturday: “We are not going to wait until we know whether Turkey are going to get the Olympics. “It creates a problem for us. We do have other candidates. “Everyone has the possibility to host it.” GREAT DEBATE

When asked how fans would be expected to attend the matches if they wanted to travel around Europe, he replied that in this day of cheap air travel, movement around Europe was not as prohibitive as it once was. “And it is easier to go from London to Paris or Berlin than Cardiff to Gdansk,” the Frenchman said. “It would be four games per venue. It is a great debate.” Platini’s plan is not without merit. It means that matches could be staged in a number of cities around the continent, in a way, bringing the Euros to the fans, rather than the other way round. The singlular, or co-hosting identity of the tournament might be lost, but fans in some unlikely places could see matches in their home cities. The next Euros, in France in 2016, will comprise 24 teams, but Platini said it was unlikely the Euros would expand to 32 teams as it may reduce in quality. “And anyway the World Cup is 32 teams, its enough. When we go to 24 teams the quality will not suffer. We have plenty of good teams in Europe who could qualify, and there will be more matches in the stadiums, but 32 is too many,” he said. The current tournament, the last to comprise 16 teams and staged in Poland and Ukraine, ends with the final between Spain and Italy in Kiev on Sunday.


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Ireland fans earn UEFA award at Euro 2012

5 Best Goals at Euro 2012 Associated Press Writer

Associated Press Writer

KIEV, Ukraine — Ireland’s cheerful legions of singing fans have won a UEFA prize after winning millions of admirers at the European Championship. UEFA says its president Michel Platini will visit Ireland soon to present an award to thank the “absolutely fantastic” fans.

DANNY WELBECK’S FLICK

KIEV, Ukraine — Heading into Sun-

The Manchester United forward scored only once for England at Euro 2012, but his goal was brilliant for its cunning and exquisite timing. With England and Sweden at 2-2 in the 78th minute of their June 15 group stage match, winger Theo Walcott sent in a cross. His back to the goal, Welbeck met the ball with his right leg and flicked it behind him with his heel, stunning Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson. A top five pick because the 21-year-old Welbeck’s execution was astounding and the goal secured the win for England.

day’s European Championship final between Spain and Italy, 72 goals had been scored by the 16 teams that took part. Here’s our pick of the top five (hoping, of course, that goals in the final might be even better):

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC’S FAREWELL Sweden was already eliminated when it played France on June 19 in Group D, but its towering frontman was determined to go out with a bang. With a roundhouse kick Bruce Lee would have been proud of, Ibrahimovic met Sebastian Larsson’s cross and threw himself nearly sideways in the air to volley the ball with his right boot past Hugo Lloris. Thumping.

COOL-HAND DUKES Having the gall to softly chip a penalty over a diving ‘keeper, rather than firing to his left or right, is such the height of cool that this technique is named after its pioneer, Antonin Panenka. He used it to win the 1976 European Championship for Czechoslovakia against West Germany in a penalty shootout. At Euro 2012, Andrea Pirlo did it in Italy’s quarterfinal shootout victory over England, and Sergio Ramos performed a “panenka” to help defending champion Spain beat Portugal in their semifinal penalty shootout. Brave.

Coach Blanc not renewing France contract

AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

SPAIN’S ONLY LAPSE The same team Spain will face on Sunday, Italy, was also the only team that managed to score against the world and defending European champions at Euro 2012. Antonio Di Natale’s chip at speed past Iker Casillas in the 61st minute in their opening Group C match on June 10 wasn’t the prettiest goal of Euro 2012, but it’s a top five pick for its rarity.

Irish Famine about a fictional man from near Athenry in County Galway sentenced to be transported to Australia for stealing food for his starving family. Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said Ireland’s fans “should be applauded.” Buffon said: “They are people full of pride and happiness who accept defeat and victory in the same manner.”

AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File

PA R I S - L a u r e n t Blanc will not be staying on as France coach after his contract expires on Saturday, the French federation said, with Dider Deschamps tipped as the favourite to take the job. “Laurent Blanc has contacted the FFF president, Noel Le Graet, to tell him his decision not to ask for another contract,” the FFF said in a statement on their website (www. fff.fr). France lost 2-0 to holders Spain in the quarter-

Controlling the ball 12 meters (yards) out, the nippy Spain midfielder faced a seemingly impenetrable wall of three Ireland defenders blocking his route to goal. So he improvised, dancing right then left before hitting the ball with pinpoint precision past one defender, through the legs of two others, and beyond ‘keeper Shay Given. It was Spain’s second goal in a 4-0 win Group C on June 14. Laser-like.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said, “everyone was very impressed with the fans of the Irish national team.” The Irish fans’ singing of “The Fields of Athenry” filled stadiums in Poznan and Gdansk with emotion despite the team being mostly outclassed in losing to Croatia, Spain and Italy. “The Fields of Athenry” is a folk song set during the 19th century

FILE In this June 20, 2012 file photo, Irish fans chant before the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between the Republic of Ireland and Croatia in Poznan, Poland.

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France head coach Laurent Blanc gestures during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Satu rd ay, Ju n e 23, 2012.

finals of Euro 2012 last Saturday. Blanc took over from Raymond Domenech after Les Bleus were eliminated in the first round of the 2010 World Cup, leading them on a 23-match unbeaten run before they lost against Sweden in the group stage of Euro 2012. Under Blanc, France sometimes played some nice, quick-passing football but once again, two years after the World Cup fiasco, suffered from offpitch drama. Deschamps, Blanc’s team mate and captain in the France squad that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 titles, is the front runner to take over amid speculation that he is close to leaving Olympique Marseille, who he has coached since 2009. The French federation’s executive committee is due to meet on Tuesday when a replacement for Blanc will be discussed. Blanc has already been linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job after Harry Redknapp was sacked by the north London club after the Premier League season ended. “If Laurent Blanc leaves it’s a shame because he had indicated his wish to continue. But Didier Deschamps is among the very good coaches,” former France captain and current UEFA president Michel Platini was quoted as saying in French media on Saturday. “It is the FFF president who chooses. I do not think we have bad players. Progress has been made, we have potential but it is our (rightful) place (to have been) in the quarter-finals. Anyway, Didier Deschamps does know the team.” France start their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign against Finland in September.

Platini floats idea of multi-country Euro 2020 Reuters

KIEV - The 2020 European Championship could be spread across 12 or 13 cities around Europe, rather than being staged in just one or two countries, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Saturday. “The Euros in 2020 could be held all over Europe,” Platini told a news conference. “You could have one country with 12 host cities, or we could have it in 12 or 13 cities all over Europe. It is just an idea, but in these days of cheap air travel anything is possible. “The majority of the executive committee thinks it’s a good idea and says we should really have a good think about this. “We are going to have a meeting with all of our national federations coming up to December and in Decemeber or January we’re are going to make a decision.” Turkey had been favourite to host the event in eight years’ time but their bid has been complicated by Istanbul’s campaign to also host the Olympic Games in the same year. Platini said the idea for a multicountry Euros came to him “a while ago” and had been met with interest from his excecutive. “It’s an idea I feel really passionate about, it will be a lot easier from a financial perspective for all the countries. “If you need to build airports or 10 stadiums in a country, this would be rather easy because it would be one stadium per host city. That’s all we can say at the moment. “We have not decided anything yet, but by January we will decide if we are going to have the Euros in one country or all over Europe.” UEFA originally set a deadline of mid-May for hosts to express an interest, but although they said two or three countries other than Turkey had done so, they did not name them publicly. One reason for UEFA not making them public is because clearly they were not satisfied the

interested countries could stage the event, hence Platini’s idea for a multi-country tournament. Platini said during the UEFA Congress in Istanbul recently that he would support a Turkey bid, but has now retreated somewhat from that stance, saying on Saturday: “We are not going to wait until we know whether Turkey are going to get the Olympics. “It creates a problem for us. We do have other candidates. “Everyone has the possibility to host it.” GREAT DEBATE

When asked how fans would be expected to attend the matches if they wanted to travel around Europe, he replied that in this day of cheap air travel, movement around Europe was not as prohibitive as it once was. “And it is easier to go from London to Paris or Berlin than Cardiff to Gdansk,” the Frenchman said. “It would be four games per venue. It is a great debate.” Platini’s plan is not without merit. It means that matches could be staged in a number of cities around the continent, in a way, bringing the Euros to the fans, rather than the other way round. The singlular, or co-hosting identity of the tournament might be lost, but fans in some unlikely places could see matches in their home cities. The next Euros, in France in 2016, will comprise 24 teams, but Platini said it was unlikely the Euros would expand to 32 teams as it may reduce in quality. “And anyway the World Cup is 32 teams, its enough. When we go to 24 teams the quality will not suffer. We have plenty of good teams in Europe who could qualify, and there will be more matches in the stadiums, but 32 is too many,” he said. The current tournament, the last to comprise 16 teams and staged in Poland and Ukraine, ends with the final between Spain and Italy in Kiev on Sunday.


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Tirta Gangga Park

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Tirta Gangga is a beautiful park with the huge water fountain and wide pond located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is built in the year of 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Agung Angluerah Ketut Karangasem. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. According to the local believe that this wellspring functioning as a bath place for the god and also used as drinking water for the local community from the nearest village. Therefore this wellspring is sacrificed by local people and keeps the park naturally. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is also featured by the wide public pool with the cool and clean water where it can be used by everyone who visiting this place. It is situated on the foot Abang Hill with cool temperature in particular night time or morning time. The lush tropical garden are well surround the park and big fish ponds are running away at another ponds to give the impression for every tourist who pay a visit to this beautiful park. Some buildings and other decorations are intentionally made as according to the spirit from Puri Agung Karangasem (Agung Karangasem Palace), so it can be said that between Tirta Gangga Park and Sukasada Park (Taman Sukasada) which is located at Ujung countryside is a union. Tirta Gangga is strategically located beside of the main strait from Karangasem to Singaraja Town and it is just 20 minutes from the local town or 2 hours and 15 minutes from Denpasar Town. You may also join the exciting tour to the east part of Bali that we call it by Karangasem Tour and you will discover many places of interest in east part of Bali including Tirta Gangga.

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Serena soars, Murray beats the clock Reuters

LONDON - Serena Williams fired down a Wimbledon record 23 aces, Yaroslava Shvedova blitzed through a record 24 consecutive points and Andy Murray beat the clock on another night of late drama as the All England Club ushered in the AN - after Nadal - era on Saturday. Forty-eight hours after brazen Czech Lukas Rosol turned tennis’s world order on its head by bludgeoning Rafa Nadal out of Wimbledon and 24 hours after Roger Federer came within two points of falling through the same trap door, Murray waged his own battle under the floodlights - this time with the clock. Wimbledon rules state that Centre Court matches must finish by 2300 local time and with the seconds ominously ticking down, it seemed as if Murray would be left hanging in no man’s land till Monday to complete his third-round match against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. As it was he survived a series of falls, was penalised for allowing a string of balls to pop out of his pocket in mid-rally but still managed eke out a nerve-shredding 7-5

3-6 7-5 6-1 win as the clock struck 2302 local time - the latest ever finish at the grasscourt slam. “I was under the impression that at 11pm we were stopping regardless of what the score was, and I think I actually broke serve to go 5-1 at that time, and then walked to the net because I thought we were going to have to come back on Monday,” a relieved Murray said after speeding through the fourth set. Time was also an issue for his next opponent Marin Cilic. The Croatian staggered past Sam Querrey 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-7 17-15 in fading light to win the second longest ever match at the All England Club. Two years after John Isner won an 11 hour five minute duel against Nicolas Mahut, which featured 183 games and ended 70-68 in the fifth set, a similar battle played out on

Court Two. But at five hours 31 minutes, Cilic achieved his win in less than half the time it took Isner to put away Mahut in 2010. Earlier in the day, it seemed as if four-times women’s champion Williams was also on borrowed time. The American’s serve was on fire and she was never broken but she was lucky to escape unscathed as she subdued Zheng Jie’s charge with a 6-7 6-2 9-7 third-round win. It was little wonder that Williams arched backwards to let out an almighty roar of relief after punching away a backhand volley on her third match point to complete a 6-7 6-2 9-7 win in just under 2-1/2 hours on a blustery and baking hot Centre Court. It was the same arena that Rosol had found to his liking on Thursday as his ferocious forehands and atomic aces destroyed Nadal’s title hopes. But 48 hours later, Rosol will be hoping he does not end up being a one-hit wonder as he headed back into obscurity after a less than spectacular 6-2 6-3 7-6 Court 12 drubbing at the hands of Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.

AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

Serena Williams of the United States reacts after defeating Zheng Jie of China during a third round women’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Felix dominates 200m at US Olympic trials Kanoute latest big name to head for China Agence France Presse

Two-time Olympic runner-up Allyson Felix ran the sixth-fastest women’s 200 meters in history, winning the final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in 21.69 seconds. Felix, embroiled in controversy over a deadlock for the final 100m Olympic spot, served notice she will be a gold favorite in London by surging to the lead quickly and leaving behind a world-

class field to set a personal best. Only doping-disgraced Marion Jones, Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey and the late world record-holder Florence GriffthJoyner have ever run faster than Felix did to ensure she would reach the London Olympics. “I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet,” Felix said. “For so long I have looked at those times and wanted to be on that list. But the job is not done. It’s all about London.”

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Allyson Felix (L) celebrates after winning the women’s 200m dash final at the US Olympic Track and Field Team Trials on June 30. Felix ran the sixth-fastest women’s 200m in history, winning the final 21.69 seconds.

It was the fastest time clocked in the event since Jones went 21.62 in 1998 in South Africa. “It’s very rare for me to come off the corner in the lead,” Felix said. “There were so many strong people in the race you could never be comfortable. I just dug deep and tried to keep going. “I was thrilled with my race. Everything came together at the right time.” Carmelita Jeter, the reigning world 100m champion and 2011 world 200m runner-up, was second in 22.11 with Sanya RichardsRoss third in 22.22 to claim the other two Olympic berths on offer. There was a 1.0m/ sec tailwind. Jeter will go for a 100-200 double in her first Olympics, a choice she only made after winning the 100 last weekend. “It’s one of the best feelings in the world and I’m not even in London yet,” Jeter said. Richards-Ross will attempt a 200-400 double in London. “I’m excited,” Richards-Ross said. “I wanted to be part of this team in two events. They didn’t make it easy for me but I’m glad I made it.” Felix and training partner Jeneba Tarmoh shared third in a 100m dead heat last weekend and decided to delay a decision on breaking that deadlock until after the 200. Tarmoh missed the Olympics in the 200, finishing fifth in 22.35. Tarmoh, Felix and their coach, Bob Kersee, were to meet with USA Track and Field officials to decide how to settle the controversy. USA Track wants a decision by Sunday. Kersee wants no coin flip and no run-off on Sunday.

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China’s growing popularity as the preferred destination for ageing former English Premier League players shows no sign of slowing with striker Frederic Kanoute completing a move to Beijing Guoan, the Chinese Super League side said. The Beijing club said in a brief statement on Saturday that the 2007 African Footballer of the Year had completed his move but gave no details of the contract. Kanoute’s former club Sevilla said the 34-year-old had agreed a two-year deal with Beijing. Malian Kanoute spent seven successful years in Spain after plying his trade at English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Beijing Guoan are currently third in the Chinese Super League and face leaders Guangzhou Evergrande later on Sunday. The transfer adds to the ever growing list of big foreign signings made by Chinese clubs in recent times. Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba recently followed his former Chelsea team mate Nicolas Anelka in making a lucrative move to big-spending Chinese Super League strugglers Shanghai Shenhua. Another African striker - Blackburn Rovers and Nigerian forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni - is close to completing a move to Super League side Guangzhou Fuli, according to media reports.


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Assad’s fate unclear in world powers’ Syria plan

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INDONESIA Ancient inscriptions found in West Sulawesi

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GENEVA - World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al-Assad might play in the process. Peace envoy Kofi Annan said after the talks in Geneva on Saturday the government should include members of Assad’s administration and the Syrian opposition and that it should arrange free elections. “Time is running out. The conflict must be resolved through peaceful dialogue and negotiations,” Annan told reporters. The talks had been billed as a last-ditch effort to halt the worsening violence in Syria but hit obstacles as Russia, Assad’s most powerful ally, opposed Western and Arab insistence that he must quit the scene. The final communique said the transitional government should be formed “on the basis of mutual consent”. In a victory for Russia, it omitted text in a previous draft which explicitly said the plan would exclude from government anyone whose participation would undermine the transition’s credibility and jeopardize stability and reconciliation. After the meeting, the United States and Russia contradicted each other over what that meant for Assad, who has ruled Syria for 11 years since succeeding his father Hafez and has been condemned internationally for the ferocity of his crackdown on the uprising against him. AP Photo/Kyodo News

People sit in protest on a road near the entrance to the Ohi nuclear power plan in Ohi town, Fukui, western Japan early Sunday, July 1, 2012.

1st Japan reactor goes online since nuclear crisis Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — Dozens of protesters shouted and danced at the gate of a nuclear power plant as it restarted Sunday, the first to go back online since Japan shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Ohi nuclear plant’s reactor No. 3 returned to operation despite a deep division in public opinion. Last month, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restarts of reactors No. 3 and nearby No. 4, saying people’s living standards can’t be maintained without nuclear energy. Many citizens are against a return to nuclear power because of safety fears after the Fukushima accident. Crowds of tens of thousands of people have gathered on Friday evenings around Noda’s official residence, chanting, “Saikado hantai,” or “No to nuclear restarts.” Protests drawing such numbers are extremely rare in this nation, often known for orderly conformity. A

demonstration in Tokyo protesting the restart and demanding Noda resign was planned in a major park Sunday. Although initially ignored by mainstream local media, demonstrations across the country have grown as word spread through social media, sometimes drawing Japanese celebrities including Nobel Prize-winning writer Kenzaburo Oe and Ryuichi Sakamoto, who composed the score for the movie “The Last Emperor.” All 50 of Japan’s working reactors were gradually turned off in the wake of last year’s massive earthquake and tsunami, which sent the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant into multiple meltdowns, setting off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. But worries about a power crunch over the hot summer months have been growing. Oil imports are soaring. Officials have

warned about blackouts in some regions. The government has been carrying out new safety tests on nuclear plants, and says Ohi No. 3 and No. 4 are safe to restart. Protesters like Taisuke Kohno, a 41-year-old musician among the 200 people trying to blockade the Ohi plant, aren’t so sure. He said protesters were facing off against riot police and planned to stay there day and night. “It’s a lie that nuclear energy is clean,” he said. “After experiencing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, how can Japan possibly want nuclear power?” Kansai Electric Power Co., the utility that operates Ohi in central Japan, was not immediately available for comment Sunday. It said on its website that a nuclear reaction restarted Sunday afternoon at the No. 3 reactor, a key step for it to begin producing electricity.

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MAJENE - Local residents in Majene district, West Sulawesi, have found three ancient inscriptions that are likely to be 400 to 500 years old, according to an official. “The inscriptions were found by local residents when they were digging the ground at two different places. I was surprised because these are the first inscriptions found in Sulawesi,” Mandar Majene Museum Curator Ahmad Hasan said. Two of the inscriptions are 50 centimetres long and 15 centimetres wide, while the other one is 50 centimetres in length and 40 centimetres in width. One inscription was found in Banggae village, nearby a menhir (a tall upright stone) that is worshipped as Batu Miana, while the other two were found in Kota Tinggi. The secretary of the Majene Youth, Sport, Culture and Tourism Service, Mitthar Thala Ali, said the department would conduct further studies on the discovery of objects that have historical value and, if necessary, work with the archaeological department.

Fruit and vegetable ... From page 1 Added, the horticultural products imported from overseas such as potatoes, corn, grass, sweet corn, rice, vegetables, cabbage, ferns, corn seed, wheat, and raspberry were widely found to contain plantdisturbing organisms. They were imported from several countries like the Netherlands, the United States, the Philippines, China, Japan, France, Thailand, Australia, Scotland, and South Korea. (kmb27)

Customs seizes 311,148 illegal cigarettes

UEFA... From page 1 European football’s ruling body said footage of tears trickling down the fan’s cheek was shown “to translate the emotion and the tension of the German fans for this game” but “our production did not agree with the editorial choice to put this at this exact place after the goal”. UEFA also said it had issued instructions “not to use these reactions again directly in a chain of replays of a live action, to avoid any misleading understanding.” ARD had first sought UEFA’s clarification after Germany coach Joachim Loew was shown playfully knocking a ball from a ball boy’s arm during the country’s group game against Netherlands, despite the incident happening before the game took place. UEFA said that footage was shown “to illustrate, in conformity with our editorial concept, the mood and ambiance of the event. The image was positive and in order not to mislead the audience, the director used replay wipes before and after, showing clearly that this event was not live.” Schoenenborn felt otherwise at the time, when he said: “Any form of censorship or manipulation is not acceptable for us. That’s why we clearly told UEFA that the German public expects coverage to be live when it says it’s live. Live is live and has to stay live.” UEFA said its “director guidelines” had been made available to all broadcasters. But ZDF, which broadcast the Germany vs. Netherlands game, said it was unaware pre-match footage was being shown as part of the live match package. The channel’s chief of sports, Dieter Gruschwitz, described it as “completely unusual.” “That does not correspond to our journalistic standards,” ZDF editor-in-chief Peter Frey said. “All these production techniques ... are fairly standard and well known by broadcasters,” UEFA said. Sueddeutschen Zeitung reported that UEFA maintains a policy of censorship in its TV coverage, avoiding any images of political banners, empty seats, pyrotechnics or streakers on the pitch. “UEFA is committed to deliver an unbiased and complete coverage,” the football body said.

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This picture taken on June 16, 2012 and released by Papua Cooperation Forum on July 1, 2012 shows a supporter carrying the portrait of slain vice chairman of the National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) Mako Tabuni (C) and the banned Morning Star flag during his funeral in Jayapura.

Government debt reaches Rp1.9 trillion Antara

JAKARTA - The Indonesian government`s debt has reached Rp1,994.14 trillion, as of May 31, 2012, compared with Rp1,803.49 trillion a year earlier, according to the Finance Ministry. “The 2012 debt consists of foreign debts worth Rp639.88 trillion, domestic debts worth Rp1.15 trillion, and state debt securities worth Rp1,304.26 trillion,” the ministry`s director of debt strategy and portfolio, Scenaider CH Siahaan said. However, he added, the government`s debts were well managed, with the debtto-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio reaching 24 percent, which was one of the lowest among developed and developing nations. “The ratio indicates that Indonesia

still has the capability to meet its obligations to creditors,” Scenaider stated. Director General of Debt Management at the Finance Ministry Rahmat Waluyanto said the government`s foreign debts had continued to reduce over the past six years, while the total amount of state bonds issued during the same period had been increasing. “The rupiah-denominated debt securities issued until May 2012 reached Rp1,057.52 trillion, compared with Rp992.03 trillion a year earlier,” he pointed out.

Rahmat said the value of state debt securities continued to increase, which offset budget deficit and helped in repayment of foreign debts. “The value of state debt securities has increased because our state budget still records a deficit and we repay foreign debts using proceeds from the issuance of state debt securities,” he explained. “If the state budget did not record a deficit, the government would not increase the amount of loans and would continue to issue state bonds,” Rahmat said.

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KUDUS - The Kudus (Central Java) Customs Duty Control and Service Office (KPPBC) has again seized 311,148 illegal cigarettes on June 25, 2012. Head the Intelligence and Action Division of the Kudus KPPBC Tutut Basuki said in Kudus Thursday that the confiscation of the hundreds of illegal cigarettes is the result of the development of information on illegal cigarette production at the house of Wahib in Robayan village, Kalinyamatan subdistrict, Jepara regency. The security personnel found manufactured clove cigarettes (SKM) packed in several sizes of the forbidden goods, including 22 bales of cigarettes and 29 packs of LG cigarettes, 28 pressing machines and 115 Puas cigarets, as well as 42 kilograms of Puas cigarettes and 76 kg of LG cigarettes. The other goods found by the police included 13 cartons of cigarettes or 179,200 pieces of Super cigarettes and a hearing element. “The perpetrator with the initial MT was still after the police,” he said. Like a similar raid on June 20, 2012 seizing 128,400 illegal cigarettes at a house of Henny in Kriyan village, Kalinyamatan subdistrict, Jepara regency, she said the operation was practically the same this time by renting a house for the production of illegal cigarettes. The potential loss of the state of these illegal activities which have been saved amounted to Rp79.23 million. The perpetrators have violated article 50 of law No 11/2007 on amended Law no 11/1995 on customs and may face a prison term of one to five years and a fine of double or ten times the tobacco tax payable.


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Wait for it: Earth adds leap second Saturday night

Hazardous import products in circulation in Indonesia

WASHINGTON — Saturday night will stretch longer by a second. A leap second. International timekeepers are adding a second to the clock at midnight universal time Saturday, June 30, going into July 1. That’s 8 p.m. EDT Saturday. Universal time will be 11:59:59 and then the unusual reading of 11:59:60 before it hits midnight.

DENPASAR — Ministry of Trade recorded that about 100 imported products in circulation throughout the markets in Indonesia seized every month contained hazardous substances. Those imported products were in the form of equipment for industry, construction and agriculture.

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A combination of factors, including Earth slowing down a bit from the tidal pull of the moon, and an atomic clock that’s a hair too fast, means that periodically timekeepers have to synchronize the official atomic clocks, said Daniel Gambis, head of the Earth Orientation Service in Paris that coordinates leap seconds. The time it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis — the definition of a day — is now about two milliseconds longer than it was 100 years ago, said Geoff Chester, spokesman at the U.S. Naval Observatory, keeper of the official U.S. atomic clocks. That’s each day, so it adds up to nearly threequarters of a second a year. Timekeepers add that leap second every now and then to keep the sun at its highest at noon, at least during standard time. This is the first leap second since January 2009 and the 25th overall. Gambis said the next one probably won’t be needed until 2015 or 2016. There should be no noticeable affect or inconvenience on computers or any other technology that requires precise timekeeping because they adjust for these leap seconds, Gambis said Friday. Earlier this year, official time-

keepers from across the world discussed whether to eliminate the practice of adding leap seconds. They decided they needed more

time to think about the issue and will next debate the issue in 2015. So for now, Chester said, “you get an extra second, don’t waste it.”

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, China’s first female astronaut Liu Yang waves as she comes out of the re-entry capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft in Siziwang Banner of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday, June 29, 2012.

Chinese astronauts parachute land after mission Associated Press Writer

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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2012 file photo provided by NASA shows the Earth taken from the The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite instrument aboard NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite.

Iconic Atari turns 40, tries to stay relevant

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — A scruffy, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari before he founded Apple. “Pong,” one of the world’s first video games, was born there, as was “Centipede,” a classic from the era of quarterguzzling arcade machines. “Call of Duty” creator Activision was started by four of Atari’s former game developers. The iconic video game company turns 40 years old this week, much slimmer these days as it tries to stay relevant in the age of “Angry Birds” and “Words With Friends.” But Atari’s influence on today’s video games is pervasive. Although it wasn’t the first company to make video games, Atari was the first to make a lasting impression on an entire generation. At arcades — or at video game bars such as Barcade in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn — nostal-

gic patrons still gather around such Atari classics as “Asteroids,” ‘’Joust” and “Centipede.” The Atari 2600, launched in 1977, was the first video game console in millions of homes, long before the Nintendo Entertainment System (1985), Sony’s PlayStation (1994) and Microsoft’s Xbox (2001). Today’s younger iPhone gamers might not remember how “Pong,” that simple, two-dimensional riff on Ping-Pong, swept across living rooms and arcades in the 1970s. But they might recognize elements of it in easy-to-learn, hard-to-master games based on simple physics — among them, “Angry Birds.” “For tens of millions of Gen X-ers, or kids who grew up in America in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Atari is a cultural icon, an intrinsic part of childhood,” says Scott Steinberg, tech analyst and author of “The Modern Parent’s Guide to Kids and Video Games.”

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BEIJING — China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station. The Shenzhou 9 parachuted to a landing on the grasslands of the country’s sprawling Inner Mongolia region at about 10 a.m. (0200 GMT). China declared the first manned mission to the Tiangong 1 module — the space program’s longest and most challenging yet — a major stride ahead for the country’s ambitious space program. About an hour later, mission commander and veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng, 45, emerged from the capsule, followed by crew mates Liu Wang, 43, and 33-year-old Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut. The three, all experienced air force pilots, were lifted on to folding chairs and appeared in good health. They smiled, waved, chatted and saluted as state television ran live footage from the landing site. “Tiangong 1, our home in space, was comfortable and pleasant. We’re very proud of our nation,” Liu Yang told national broadcaster CCTV. Space program commander, Gen. Chang Wanchuan, declared the astronauts in good health and declared the mission “completely successful.” He was followed by Premier Wen Jiabao, who said the mission marked “absolutely important progress” for the space program. The mission had included both remote control and piloted dockings with the module and extensive medical monitoring of the astronauts as part of preparations for manning a permanent space station. China’s next goals include another manned mission to the module originally scheduled for later this year but which may be delayed depending on an evaluation of the Shenzhou 9 mission and the condition of the Tiangong 1. China has been extremely cautious and methodical in its manned missions, with more than three years passing since the previous one, and all four have been relatively problem-free.

Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Deddy Saleh, on the sidelines of the import policy socialization in Sanur, Friday (Jun 29) said that aside from encountering hazardous imported products, his party also found about 19 species of plant-disturbing organism carried by imported products coming into the country. “Findings of hazardous imported products that do not comply with standards and harmful organisms were based on the results of our monitoring against goods in circulation in all major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam and Makassar,” he said. He said the plant-disturbing organisms were carried by the horticultural products from overseas such as potatoes, corn, grass, sweet corn, rice, vegetables, cabbage, ferns, corn seed, wheat and raspberry. Those products were imported from several countries, namely the Netherlands, the United States, the Philippines, China, Japan, France, Thailand, Australia, Scotland, and South Korea. “The products containing harm-

ful organisms were retained by the Quarantine Service and then destroyed or returned,” he said. According to him, a lot of harmful organisms were believed to remain undetected and in circulation in the market. On that account, his party would more tighten the imported products by applying more requirements such as permission issued, inspection, label and packaging. “Until now, the unfair importers bringing in hazardous products inadvertently have not been imposed with sanctions because there are no rules,” he said. Before the implementation of the Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 30/2012, the Ministry of Trade did not regulate the imports of horticultural products. The imports of vegetables, fruits, tubers and plants were regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture with a mechanism to meet the provisions of the quarantine service. With the implementation of Minister of Trade’s Regulation, Indonesia would restrict the port of entry for the imports of fruits and vegetables. (kmb27)

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Containers fill with imported products lined up in one of ports in Indonesia waiting to be distributed. Ministry of Trade recorded that about 100 imported products in circulation throughout the markets in Indonesia seized every month contained hazardous substances.

White tiger gave birth three babies Antara

White tiger of Bali Zoo at Singapadu Village, Gianyar Regency, Bali, gave birth three babies on June 11 2012 with a normal birthing process.

GIANYAR - White tiger of Bali Zoo at Singapadu Village, Gianyar Regency, Bali, gave birth three babies on June 11 2012 with a normal birthing process. “Bali Zoo now has a new comer of female baby white tiger that belongs to the seventh generations from their mother “Kartini” and their father “Buntung” with 15 more with tiger belongs to their family,” Public Relations Executive of Bali Zoo, Emma Kristiana Chandra said. Those three little babies tiger named as Punja, Delta, and Gangga, have a special color and pattern adopted from their father which dominantly orange combined with black and white. She stated that Bengal

tiger only has two main colors, orange and white and it makes unique to them. They are now healthy with weight of four kilograms of each and average height of 57 to 60 centimeters. Veterinarian from Bali Zoo, Drh. Rangga Widarma said that tiger babies now still under of his control intensively. “Their mother still gives breast-feeding and they look active and soaring,” he expressed. The birth of white tiger (Royal Bengal Tiger) shows the successful of Bali Zoo’s conservation for the endanger animal which now estimated only 2.500 figures in the world by classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


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“Secure Stall, Home, Villa and Hotel” Program

National Police Chief appreciates Badung Police Chief Denpasar (Bali Post)—

“The Secure Stall, Home, Villa and Hotel” program was not only made the icon of exhibition by Bali Police Chief, Budi Gunawan, when the National Police Chief made a visit to Bali Police some time ago. However, the program initiated by the Badung Police Chief, Beny Arjanto, in fact also got appreciation from the National Police Chief, Gen. Timur Pradopo. The appreciation was conveyed through his telegram No: STR/180/III/2012 dated March 30, 2012. In the letter, the National Police Chief seemed very proud of the Bali Police, especially the innovation of Badung Police ranks in improving the police services to community. By all means, the services were seen from the establishment of Secure Stall, Villa and Hotel in Badung Police jurisdiction. The National Police Chief expected such innovation or creative ideas should be developed and imitated by other police stations as it had a positive impact and relieved the residents facing a problem any time. Moreover, people living through a criminal action and away from police station could come to the post of secure stall, villa and hotel. Later on, the owner of stall, villa and hotel would contact the nearest police station if people got into a trouble. It was considered very effective and to give more immediate help. “Hopefully, the other provincial police stations could develop this program,” said Chief of the National Police in his letter.

Meanwhile, the Badung Police Chief, Beny Arjanto, said the establishment of the secure stall, villa and hotel aimed at inviting the participation of community to actively get involved in maintaining the security. Later, the location would be used for temporary shelter for residents who received any threat of crime prior to the arrival of police personnel. “In addition to the threat, the post can also be used to ask for information related to the duties of police,” he explained. Chief Beny added that so far there had been 28 posts established within the jurisdiction of Badung Police. They consisted of 15 posts of Secure Home, 10 posts of Secure Stall and a post of Secure Villa and Hotel. “The success of this program is highly determined by the personnel of Badung Police, especially those getting involved in the Community Development and Public Order and Safety as well as chief of subdistrict police as the driving force in making the partnership,” he said. (kmb21)

Car window smashed, BCA customer IDR 40 million cash taken Denpasar (Bali Post) –

The car window smasher in Denpasar seemed still around with the newest case victimizing BCA (Bank Central Asia) customer Gangsur Agustian (40) from Pulau Misol Street, No.32, Denpasar. Victim lost IDR 40 million cash that he just took from BCA Teuku Umar Street while parking his car to go to Alfa Mart at Pulau Moyo Street last Thursday (28/6) at 11.30 am local time. “He was passing to buy something on the way home. Before he left the car, it was locked yet when he got back after 5 minutes at the shop, the black

plastic bag containing the cash was gone along with the three mobile phones victim owned suspected to be also taken by smasher,” a police source stated. Based on vicitm’s report, he did felt that he was being followed by someone yet he did not know that this person was a car window smasher. According to victim, follower was skinny using a racer helmet and driving a black Jupiter MX motorcycle. “A witness stated there were two where one of them executed and the other waited by the motorcycle,” the anonymous officer stated. (kmb21)

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Firearms given ritual in Police Station Police Chief interprets it as sharpening of services

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The entire firearm consists of pistols and longbarreled rifles in the Karangasem Police Station, Saturday (Jun 30) were gathered in the assembly courtyard. In addition, all operational vehicles such as motorcycles and cars were also given ritual in conjunction with the celebration of Tumpek Landep. The new Karangasem Police Chief, Rudy Efendy, on the sidelines of the ceremony delivered that police in Karangasem interpreted the Tumpek Landep celebration as a moment of mind sharpening to carry out the tasks, in order to nurture and protect the community. Rudy Efendy who replaced the previous Police Chief, Jefri Torunde, said that with the sharpening of tasks was expected the sense of justice and safety in the community could be improved. It was said that police had many areas of duties and functions as in the field of criminal investigation, security and traffic. Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Karangasem Police, Made Wartama, also revealed the same thing where the general meaning of Tumpek Landep was giving ritual to sharp and metal equipment and working tools. Besides, in the context of reasoning, the capability of thinking was expected to

analyze the problems related to the main duties and functions of police so that it could be sharper and more precise. Later, all police personnel on duty in the ranks of Karangasem Police could be more focused on their respective duties. Aside from all firearms and vehicles in the Karangasem Police Station, each subdistrict police station in Karangasem Regency also organized similar prayers. Ritual for those vehicles was organized because a variety of those working equipment was made of iron. Later on, it was invoked to God Almighty, so that the equipment could function properly to support the tasks of police. Wartama said the Hindus in Bali in general and in Karangasem in particular, based on their faith organized a similar Tumpek Landep worship for the working tools made of iron or metal, including for the vehicles. Later on, it was expected that all vehicles operated on the road could function properly and would not result in any accidents. So far, he recognized the rate of traffic accidents remained quite high. In the future, such harmful accidents could be minimized by improving the community awareness and compliance with the traffic regulations. (013)

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Monday, July 2, 2012

30 Jun Tumpek Landep. Pura Pasek Gelgel Pedungan Denpasar Selatan. Pura Agung Pasek Tangun Titi kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Silamadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Sengguan Singapadu. Pura Kawitan Arya Wang Bang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bhujangga Weisnawa Tegalcangkring Jembrana. Pura taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Br, Taro Kaje Tegalalang Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Batur Arya Warih Kepaon Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Ida ratu Pande Besakih Mr. Pasek Toh Jiwa Tangungtiti Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba Klungkung Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Desa Tulikup Gianyar. 1 Jul Redite Umanis Ukir Sangah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar. 3 Jul Purnama Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Gunung Kuripan Lombok. Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Cinere Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa Apuan-Susut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru-Lumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Nuansa Udayana, Kori Nuansa Jimbaran Pura Tianyar Pikat, Dawan Klungkung 4 Jul Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pasar Agung Besakih

Pura Pasek Bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunung Agung Dukuh Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Perancak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung. Pura Kekeran Langit Sading Mengwi 10 Jul Anggar Kasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sanghyang Tegal Banjar Taro Kaja Tegalalang 11 Jul Buda Umanis Kulantir. Pura Pasek Tangkas kaler Tabanan. Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 15 Jul Redite Keliwon Tolu. Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh 16 Jul Soma Umanis Tolu Pura Puseh/Balai Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra, Pasung Grigih Pura Bhujangga Rsi-Tambak Bayuh Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Banjar Ceningan Kangin Pura Batu Madeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih Banjar Saba Penatih. 18 Jul Buda Pon Tolu Pura Catur, Buwana Sanding Tampaksiring 19 Jul Wraspati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih. 25 Jul Buda Keliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Desa Guwang Sukawati Merajan Pasek Ketewel Ketewel Merajan Pangeran Tangkas Kuro Agung Jeroan Sading Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nunggul Swana Nusa Penida

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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LOS ANGELES - Actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise, ending a six-year marriage that produced one daughter and captivated celebrity watchers worldwide. Holmes filed papers in New York City on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking sole custody of the couple’s six-year-old daughter Suri in a move that came “out of the blue” for the “Mission: Impossible” actor, said one source with knowledge of the situation. The source said Cruise is out of the country filming a movie in Iceland and the filing came as a surprise. The actor’s spokeswoman issued a brief statement, saying: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.” No further comment was made Los Angeles-based attorney Bert Fields, who has represented Cruise in other matters but is not handling the divorce, confirmed the filing but declined to give further

details. “Tom wants to be very private,” Fields said. Earlier on Friday, People magazine quoted Holmes’ attorney Jonathan Wolfe as calling it “a personal and private matter for Katie and her family ... Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.” The couple’s marriage, which began at an elaborate, Italian castle wedding in November 2006, has been closely followed by the celebrity press ever since the pair, dubbed TomKat, began dating in 2005.

NEW YORK — Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce are teaming up to play siblings this fall as both make a return to the stage in a Chekhov-inspired play. Weaver, a three-time Academy Award nominee, and Tony Award-winning Pierce

will star in Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The play, which takes characters and themes from Chekhov and sets them in present day Pennsylvania, will start life at the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey before jumping to Lincoln Center Theater in October. In the play, Vanya

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This combination of 2012 file photos shows actors Sigourney Weaver, left, and David Hyde Pierce. Weaver and Pierce are teaming up to play siblings as both make a return to the stage in a Chekhov-inspired play, Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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Actor Tom Cruise and his wife, actress Katie Holmes, arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012.

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(Pierce) and his stepsister have stayed home to take care of their ailing parents while their movie star sister Masha (Weaver) has been touring the world. Sparks fly at a family reunion. Weaver, who met Durang when both attended Yale University’s School of Drama, has been in a Durang play before — starring on Broadway in his “Sex and Longing” in 1996. Weaver and Pierce have both been in the playwright’s “Beyond Therapy,” but she was in an off-Broadway 1981 version and he took it to Broadway in 1982. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will run from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7 at the McCarter Theatre. Previews at Lincoln Center begin Oct. 25 with an opening set for Nov. 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. It will be directed by Nicholas Martin. The rest of the cast will be made up of Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, Billy Magnussen and Kristine Nielsen. Weaver, whose Broadway credits include “Hurlyburly” in 1984, is working on the USA series “Political Animals.” Her notable film credits include “Alien,” ‘’Avatar,” ‘’Working Girl” and “Ghostbusters.” Four-time Emmy Award-winner Pierce has spent a lot of time on stage since the end of his sitcom “Frasier,” including Broadway stints in “Spamalot,” ‘’Curtains,” ‘’Accent on Youth” and “La Bete.”

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BERLIN — UEFA has come under fire in Germany for allowing prerecorded scenes to be cut into live coverage of games from the European Championships. Images of a German fan crying after Mario Balotelli’s second goal in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Italy were in fact taken before the semifinal, when she was overcome with emotion during the anthems. The issue came to light when the woman received e-mails from friends at home wondering why she was so upset with almost an hour still to play. “We are surprised and irritated,” Joerg Schoenenborn, the Euro 2012 chief editor of German broadcaster ARD, told Saturday’s Sueddeutschen Zeitung newspaper. “These pictures aren’t acceptable for us, especially since we spoke to UEFA about this problem a few days ago. We’re now looking for further talks.” UEFA told The Associated Press that it was striving to show “the human story of the game” in its television coverage, and had “no aim whatsoever to exercise any form of control over the images delivered to broadcasters.” Continued on page 6

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A German fan holds up a scarf as he waits for the kickoff of the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Fruit and vegetable import rises sharply Bali Post

DENPASAR - Indonesia does not only export the products of nature to several countries, but also imports products from outside to meet the domestic needs. Ministry of Trade noted the value of imports, particularly the horticultural products like fruits and vegetables had increased nearly 300 percent within the past five years.

Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Deddy Saleh, said the value of import of such products in 2006 totaled USD 600 million, while in 2011 it increased to USD 1.7 billion. Most of those horticultural products were imported from China. “Hopefully, this product can be supplied by domestic farmers, but their products should be able to compete against the imported products through improvement of

quality,” said Deddy Saleh. According to him, an imported horticulture product from various countries should be addressed with the fulfillment of domestic horticultural product with assured quality. “As a matter of fact, most domestic consumers really wanted the products, but sometimes the products could not compete in the market,” he said. However, the restriction policy, said Deddy Saleh, had made

the value of imports tend to be restrained so far. Moreover, there had been other regulations, such as the products could only come in through four special harbors, except for the products from countries that had established cooperation to guarantee the condition. “Horticultural products whose countries of origin have established cooperation are the United States, Australia and Canada. Products from these three coun-

tries can be received through the Tanjung Priok Harbor,” he said. He urged the importers to bring in fruits or vegetables from overseas and distribute them in Indonesia, especially Bali, with assured quality and security. “Please do not import horticultural products containing hazardous substances for the consumption of foreign tourists who make a visit to the Island of the Gods,” he affirmed. Continued on page 6


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