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Entertainment

Friday, August 2, 2013

Review: Bieber not in pop star form at concert Associated Press Writer

NEWARK, New Jersey — For all the negative publicity that’s surrounded Justin Bieber in recent months — the alleged drinking, smoking, spitting, fighting with a paparazzo and more — he entered the stage at the Prudential Center in angelic form: In all white, he descended to the center of the stage with wings on his sides as nearly 20,000 fans screamed at the top of their lungs. These girls had Bieber Fever, and they didn’t want to be cured. They cheered on the 19-year-old, who kicked off his Wednesday night concert with the high energy, electroflavored songs “All Around the World” and “Take You.” There were pyrotechnics bursting to match the tracks’ sparkle, fan-made signs in every row and lights beaming from the cell phones capturing pictures and video. Bieber didn’t have to move, and the arena would still have been in a frenzy. The pop star took advantage of that during his 90-minute concert. During the opening up-tempo numbers, he seemed to be lip syncing and his sluggish, lazy dancing didn’t match the oomph of the beats. Bieber was far better when he slowed things down, singing on grooves or mid-tempo tunes. But the multiplatinum singer is part of a group of contemporary acts who have a plethora of hits, but have not yet learned how to fully command onstage and truly connect with an audience. Bieber phoned in a good amount during his show; at some moments, he even appeared bored. He was clocking in — another day, another sold-out concert (Wednesday was Bieber’s second night at Prudential). When performing the hit “Beauty and a

Beat,” he couldn’t keep up with his background dancers. He was lip syncing again — much like a number of today’s pop stars when trying to keep up with decent choreography. Though talented, Bieber isn’t as good as Chris Brown, who also appears to lip sync but dances with clarity, precision and edge. During “She Don’t Like the Lights,” Bieber barely moved to the track’s futuristic beat (maybe it was the leather tights?) The Canadian singer was in better form when he sang R&B numbers and groovier jams instead of high-powered, dance-flavored tunes — much like his performance on his latest album, “Believe.” He impressed when he warmed up his vocals before singing the soft “Catching Feelings” and he offered a singer-songwriter vibe during “Fall,” where he also played guitar. While on the drums, Bieber was most natural, and during what feels like his life anthem — “Never Say Never” — he was confident as he sang the positive, inspirational lyrics to the crowd. The singer’s best effort was on “Die In Your Arms,” which samples Michael Jackson’s “We Got a Good Thing Going.” His vocals were crisp and his dance moves slick, as he and six background dancers paid tribute with the throwback performance.

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Lohan completes rehab stint; more therapy ordered Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan has completed her court-ordered stay in rehab and must continue therapy into late next year, a judge said Wednesday. The “Liz & Dick” star must meet with a therapist at least three times a week until November 2014, Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney said, following the treatment recommendation of Richard Taite, founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, the rehab facility where Lohan was recently residing. Taite wrote Dabney a letter stating the need for Lohan to remain in therapy. “Our entire clinical team is in unanimous agreement that if these sessions are not required by the court and attendance verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a setup for almost certain failure,” Taite wrote. The judge’s ruling calls for Lohan to receive 18 months of therapy and gives her credit for the three months of rehab that she has just completed. If the actress is traveling, she can meet with her therapist via videoconferencing software, the judge said. Lohan, 27, was not present

at the hearing meant to update Dabney on her progress. The actress remains on probation for a pair of cases involving the theft of a necklace and lying to police about driving.

IBP/Yudi Karnaedi

NGOs rallied against reclamation of Benoa Bay that will be conduct by investor. They are demanding Governor Bali to revoke the decree about reclamation of Benoa Bay.

Balinese people elements rallied

Urge Governor to evoke the reclamation plan Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Many elements of Bali such as students, NGO, academicians and even priests have uttered their objection on the letter published by Bali Governor regarding the reclamation plan. However, Governor Made Mangku Pastika is not willing to evoke the letter because he stated that there is nothing wrong with the letter. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File

Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, Lindsay Lohan attends the Mr. Pink Ginseng launch party at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

For that reason, the elements of the Balinese people rallied on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. They rallied to force the governor to evoke the letter. In the letter stated the PT. TWBI is given the right to do reclamation on Benoa Bay. They protesters also brought posters

showing the effect of reclamation to Bali. According to some activists, the 834 hectare of reclamation will damage the environment such as abrasion in other places and affect the fishermen. It is also against the moratorium rule which is published by the governor himself. “We joined in Kekal Bali rejected the

reclamation in Benoa Bay. We also urge the governor to evoke the letter and don’t take the right of the people in Benoa,” said Era Sukmayanti who is also the Head of Unhi Student Association. The spokesman of the rally Suryadi Darmoko said that the letter number 2138/02-C/HK/2012 regarding the right to use and develop the water in Benoa Bay is given to PT TWBI since December 26, 2012. The weird thing is the Governor didn’t admit that he has published such letter. “Because of that the governor must apologize to Bali,” he added.

“The reclamation will threaten the life of Balinese people especially the one in the bay area. The will lost their source of income, that is way the reclamation must be prevented,’ Suryadi said. Musician also took part in the rally. The band Superman is Dead (SID) also rejected the reclamation plan. The one who was joining was Jerinx and Eka. “I rejected the plan. It has bad effect even though the governor said it is good for economy,” Jerinx said. He gave the example of the reclamation of Serangan Island which is given bad effect to the surrounding area. He urged everyone to reject the reclamation plan. (kmb29)


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International

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bali News

Dry season, residents in arid regions still face water crisis

The Bamboo weavers is seen on the picture.

Harvest season Bamboo weavers shift to work as clove pickers

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APPARENTLY the earning as bamboo weaver is less than that of a clove picker. As evidence, the bamboo artisans at a number of villages in Banjar subdistrict begin to leave their profession as bamboo weaver and are abuzz to become clove pickers along the clove season this year. An artisan, Ketut Sujana, when met at his business premises on Wednesday (Jul 31) said that since the clove and coffee harvest season began last July a lot of artisans stopped weaving. The weavers preferred to be clove or coffee pickers than working on the bamboo weaving orders given by wholesalers. For this condition, Sujana admitted to be unable to do much. Actually, the orders from buyers and woven crafts art shop owners outside the county continued to arrive. “We cannot do much because there are no workers, so that the orders must be worked on by the remaining workers,” he said. According to Sujana, when the clove and coffee harvest season arrived every year, many weavers shifted their professions. He himself did not know exactly why their workers shifted to cloves or coffee pickers. In terms of payment for their work, both professions were not much different. Even, if the

order was on the rise, the weavers could earn a decent income. “The matter of income is not much different. Even, the salary of weaving is quite different from the other job. Anyhow, we cannot hold our weavers from quitting,” he explained. On the other hand, a weaver told that his weaving skill indeed brought in income for his family. However, the profession as a weaver was only taken at certain season. He gave an example, when the coffee or clove harvest had not started he preferred to be a bamboo weaver. Then, after the clove and coffee harvest arrived, he stopped weaving bamboo and shifted to pick cloves. One of the considerations to work as clove and coffee picker was that he could get the payment on the same day. Meanwhile, when weaving bamboo, he might not get the payment within a week before the order could be finished. In addition, as a clove or coffee picker

he could earn IDR 80,000 per day. “Picking coffee or clove can give me money faster, while beyond the harvest season, as right now, I am still weaving,” he said. Meanwhile, the Headman of Tigawasa, Banjar subdistrict, Made Murtika, when asked for his confirmation justified that bamboo weavers at his village had switched professions. He added that such condition only took place temporarily. No later than one month ahead, the weavers shifting profession would re-weave. Besides, he did not dismiss if those shifting the profession wanted to get make more money than becoming a weaver. “It will only last temporarily, and at least one month later they will weave back. This phenomenon lasts every year,” said Murtika while adding although many artisans stopped weaving, the business having become the mainstay of Tigawasa would not close forever. (kmb)

In dry season, nearly all residents living in arid regions such as the villages in the hills and mountains of Karangasem remain to face clean water crisis. As in Kubu subdistrict, the residents in the mountain area of Ban hamlet stay in such clean water crisis. The problem rooted in the water reservoir project from the Bali government at Daya hamlet. According to Secretary of Ban village, Nengah Masa and the legislators from local village namely Gde Tamu Sugiantara and Nyoman Karya Kartika, it was ineffective. The water was not worth for consumption. Meanwhile, the pipeline project of Kesian spring at Daya hamlet spending the budget of nearly IDR 1 billion was not optimally enjoyed by all residents. Some of residents of Seraya Timur stayed to face clean water crisis. Similarly, residents at Butus, Tanah Aron, Nangka, Jungutan and a number of hamlets at Sebudi village and Pempatan Rendang were in the same boat. In order to meet the needs for clean water, residents should hold rainwater in a reservoir. Residents at a number of hamlets of Sebudi village like Badeg and surrounding areas including Sogra could not enjoy the water from Pasar Agung. The water pipe network had burst. Meanwhile, the geo membrane of the dam project funded by Bali government at Puragae also broke down, so that since it was completed the water ran thin. Meanwhile, so far the water pipeline project at Telaga Waja River could not have been enjoyed by residents that were facing clean water crisis in Karangasem. The project was merely laying pipes and building a reservoir. On the other hand, the Regent of Karangasem, I Wayan Geredeg, estimated that Karangasem residents could be free from clean water crisis in 2015. Then it would be attained if the pipeline project at Telaga Waja could be operated and the mountain residents could be assisted with rainwater collected from 12 ponds project. (bud)

Ahead of the Eid

Badung Police prepare security post Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Ahead of the Eid, the ranks of Badung Police set up security and service post in the Ketupat Agung Operation 2013. A number of posts would be established at a number of points in the jurisdiction of the Badung Police namely at the Mengwi Terminal and on Jalan Raya Sempidi, Mengwi, Badung. “There are two security and service posts prepared namely at Ubung Terminal and on Jalan Raya Sempidi, Mengwi, Badung, precisely in front of the Badung Civic Center,” said Unit Chief of Badung Police Traffic Affairs, M Joko Arif, Wednesday (Jul 31). He explained the establishment of the two posts had been discussed in the coordination meeting. Aside from setting up the post, his party also alerted dozens of personnel to secure the Eid. Security personnel, he said, would consist of the elements of Badung Police, Indonesian Army, Public Order Officer, Road Freight Traffic Agency, Health Agency and Fire Brigade. “They will be in charge of securing the homecoming route,” said the former Deputy Unit Chief of Traffic Affairs of the Denpasar Metro Police. During the Eid, his party would provide optimal services starting from the anticipation of security traffic flows and patrol of empty houses. The security also involved the elements of community. “We appeal to all the homecomers to be careful in driving along the journey,” appealed Arif. (kmb21)

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Outstanding hotel partner award for Amadea Resort

SEMINYAK - Amadea Resort & Villas is the proud recipient of an Outstanding Hotel Partner Award presented by Booking. The property was recognized for being an outstanding performer with consistent bookings throughout 2012. Booking.com is a world leader in booking accommodations online. The website is available in more than 40 languages and attracts visitors from both the leisure and business sectors globally. The award was received on behalf of Amadea by Sales Manager, Ms. Putu Purnama Aryanti. She comments, “Awards are not the only reason that we strive to do our best. Serving guests and anticipating their needs is always our main priority. However, if we do happen to win a few awards along the way in appreciation for our efforts, then this is certainly a motivating factor. Recognition in any form strengthens our commitment to ensuring that each and every guest has a great experience at Amadea.”

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Calendar Event for July 10 through August 10, 2013

10 Jul Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan - Pulasari Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba Kaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Tarokaja Taro Tegallalang 17 Jul Buda Paing Wayang Pura Dang Khayangan Dalem Dukuh Kuda Sekaan Bangli 20 Jul Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Bathara Ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Bathara Ratu Widyadari Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Bathara Ratu Allit lan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba Kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadya Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel klungkung Pura Pemerajan Agung Sulang Dawan Klungkung Pura Padharman Dinasti Dalem Sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Besakih ( Dalem Klungkung ) Pura Penataran dan Pasraman Kuta Rejo , Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura Jala Sidhi Amerta Juanda Surabaya 22 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa ApuanSusut-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 Luhur Candi Narmada Tanah Kilap Desa PemogaN Denpasar Selatan Pura Panca Tirta Sido Luhur Bakanheni Lampung Selatan Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula Buleleng 24 Jul Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Pengembungan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Jawa Banjar Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batupelang Kamasan klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kahyangan Penida Desa Sakti Nusa Penida

Pura Penataran Agung Anyar Liligundi Bebandem Karangasem 30 Jul Anggar Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Dalem Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat,Dalem Dukut, Puri Sukun Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Banjar Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Sukawati 31 Jul Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibangkaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar Pura Paiobon Dukuh Segening Serongga Kelod Gianyar 4 Aug Redite Kliwon Watugunung Pura Penataran Agung Mahagotra Tirta Harum Srisrengga Desa Nyalian Banjarangkan Klungkung 6 Aug Tilem Sasih Kasa Pura Dalem Seme Jawa Desa Kukuh Marga Tabanan 10 Aug Hari Raya Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas - Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Sayan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya - Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Kawitan Bendesa Aban Baturning Desa Mambal Abiansemal

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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Fashion

Friday, August 2, 2013

International

Rihanna wins case against UK retailer Topshop Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Pop singer Rihanna has won a court case in Britain against retailer Topshop, which was selling T-shirts bearing her image without permission. High Court Justice Colin Birss ruled in favor of the singer on Wednesday, saying buyers were likely deceived by believing Rihanna had authorized its sale.

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 file photo, singer, songwriter Rihanna performs at “Le Sporting” in Monaco during her “Diamonds World Tour”.

“I am quite satisfied that many fans of Rihanna regard her endorsement as important,” the judge said in his ruling. “She is their style icon. Many will buy a product because they think she has approved of it. Others will wish to buy it because of the value of the perceived authorization itself. In both cases they will have been deceived.” Birss also said the sales caused a loss of control over Rihanna’s reputation in the fashion realm, where the singer has been trying to carve out a name as a designer. She has a clothing line in her name at a rival store. The shirts were first sold as the “Rihanna Tank.” After her

complaints, they were sold as being the “Headscarf Girl Tank” and the “Icon Tank.” Topshop’s owner, Arcadia Group Brands Ltd., had argued that Rihanna was seeking legal recognition for a flawed assumption that only a celebrity could market a product bearing his or her image. Topshop said it was surprised and disappointed by the ruling and was considering an appeal. “There was no intention by Topshop to create the appearance of an endorsement or promotion,” it said in a statement. “We do not believe it conveyed any false message to our customers.” The judge did not make an assessment of damages in his ruling.

Gold-tiled pool and frescoes: inside Versace’s former Miami mansion

Reuters

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Walking into the opulent, Mediterranean-style mansion once owned by innovative fashion designer Gianni Versace is a step back into the early 1990s when energy and money began pouring into the renaissance of Miami’s South Beach. Past the ivy-covered gates on Ocean Drive, the 1930s mansion is an expression of the designer’s personal style and lust for excess that made it and South Beach a magnet for the creative, artistic and jet set. “It helped create that early essence,” said Michael Capponi, a nightclub promoter who threw parties at Versace’s villa in its glory days. “It was the defining house of the era.” As lawyers and realtors scramble to prepare the estate for a Sept. 17 auction, they opened its doors to a group of reporters and photographers, offering a rare glimpse inside the 10-bedroom, 23,000-square-foot (2,135-squaremetre) mansion. After Versace was gunned down at the mansion’s entrance gate in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, telecom magnate Peter Loftin bought the property and turned it into a boutique hotel. Loftin is now facing bankruptcy and has been trying to sell the house for more than a year. Known as Casa Casuarina, it was initially listed for $125 million. The

asking price was recently cut to $75 million, with bids to start at $25 million, according to Fisher Auction Co. Versace bought the mansion in 1992 for $2.9 million and spent $33 million to create a marble-and-fresco-covered palace, complete with 54-foot (16.5-metre) pool of black marble mozaic tiles inlaid with 24-carat gold. The snake-haired Medusa head, Versace’s logo, is on display throughout the house. His over-the-top decor - as displayed in his former bedroom where a sprawling, double king-sized bed is flanked by paintings of Grecian, nymph-like characters playing lyres under palm trees - came to be emblematic of South Beach’s new over-the-top lifestyle. Before Versace bought the threestory mansion, South Beach, the lower section of Miami Beach, was “pretty much a slum,” said Tony Magaldi, a co-owner of the News Cafe on Ocean Drive, where Versace was a regular when he was in town. Ocean Drive’s bright pink and pastel-blue Art Deco hotels, which now exude glamor and luxury, sat in disrepair when Versace arrived. “He found Miami Beach when he was delayed on the way to the airport on the way to Havana and fell in love with it, no matter how neglected,” said Tara Solomon, a South Beach public relations maven and event organizer who wrote a newspaper column “Queen of the Night” in the 1990s.

Milton Greene slides of Marilyn, others snag $1.8M

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of negatives of Marilyn Monroe and other stars by celebrity photographer Milton Greene have sold at auction for $1.8 million. The archive includes 3,700 negatives and slides of Marilyn Monroe. All the material was sold with copyright. Profiles in History auction house says the highlights included a collection of color transparencies of the Hollywood siren with Laurence Olivier from the movie “The Prince and the Showgirl.” It sold for $42,000. A group of transparencies of Monroe from the movie “Bus Stop” fetched $39,000. The seller is a U.S. photography collector who purchased the archive 10 years ago. The items came from the Greene estate. The buyers weren’t identified. Like his contemporaries Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Greene is credited with elevating fashion photography to fine art.

Bali News

International

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Promote agricultural sector

Local government shows half-hearted commitment Bali Post

DENPASAR - Condition of the agricultural sector in Bali is increasingly eroded by the rapid development of tourist accommodation. Foreign investors are more interested in investing in trade, hotel and restaurant rather than in the sectors absorbing dominant employment. Such inequality is also reflected on the total actual foreign investment (PMA) in the first quarter of 2013 reaching USD 11.1425 million predominantly absorbed in the tertiary sector. In contrast, the primary sector, namely the agriculture is not touched by investors. A lecturer from the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi, considered it inseparable from the commitment of local governments in advancing the agricultural sector that was still half-hearted. “Commitment of the government expected to conduct a comprehensive development is still lacking, so that the gap between the sectors continues to happen,” said Kembar Sri Budhi. According to him, balanced investment was the investment that was not uniformly focused on a single sector. As found in some developing countries, the investment was originated from primary sector followed by secondary and tertiary sector. “In Bali, there is a surge of uneven investment where the primary sector should be developed in advance, but it is even addressed to secondary and tertiary sectors. Inevitably, the government’s commitment must decisively direct the investors,” he said. Higher realization of foreign investment (PMA) and domestic investment (PMDN) reaching IDR

2.049 trillion in the first quarter of 2013 was also alleged by Kembar Sri Budhi to be dominated by capital-intensive investment. This kind of investment tended to result in no multiplier effect to reduction in the number of unemployment rate as it absorbed fewer labors. “Most investments occurred today belongs to capital intensive. In other words, they are less labor-intensive, even the capital owners enjoyed relatively larger benefits from the capital they invested,” he said. Kembar Sri Budhi also said earlier that domination of the outsiders or foreigners in the tertiary sector would raise the market monopoly, so that Balinese people would just become a spectator. “Just imagine that tourists coming to Bali are handled directly from the upstream to downstream area by travel agencies in their country that open business in Bali. Then, what can local people get from such kind of business? So, it’s not wrong if Bali is said to get the garbage only,” he said. According to him, such conditions were inseparable from the

IBP/Budi Wiriyanto

Condition of the agricultural sector in Bali is increasingly eroded by the rapid development of tourist accommodation. Foreign investors are more interested in investing in trade, hotel and restaurant rather than in the sectors absorbing dominant employment. government policy in regulating the outside or foreign investment coming to Bali. So, the investments that should bring in a multiplier effect even eliminated the local entrepreneurs. “Bali absolutely needs investment in enhancing the macro economy. However, the government should sort out every investment license issued whether

it does not harm the environment, the economy and other local communities,” he said. He added the investment was theoretically very important as the main driving force of development and long-term economic growth. Without investment, the long-term economic growth could not be achieved. “The

investors wishing to invest in Bali should give assurance about their commitment to include local businesspeople. As a result, the presence of investors will not harm Balinese people doubling as the owner of the tourist attraction. And, it is the task of the government as the policy holder,” he said. (kmb27)

Benoa Harbor ready to serve passengers of Eid homecoming

Bali Post

AP Photo/Milton H. Greene

In this photo provided by Profiles in History, July 9, 2013, is a 1964 portrait of Barbra Streisand by fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene.

DENPASAR - A few days before the Eid homecoming, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III of Benoa Branch attempted to prepare and anticipate the surge of passenger related to the next Eid. Even, the Benoa Harbor had made coordination with PT Indonesian National Shipping (Pelni) and related agencies before the Eid 2013 either in the preparation of the transport service or other facilities. It was revealed by General Manager of PT Pelindo III Benoa, Prasetyo, when met in Denpasar. Further, he explained that Pelindo Benoa would prepare facilities and infrastructure related to the arrival of passengers using the sea transport mode for their homecoming. According to him, PT Pelindo Benoa had also built a monitoring post to strictly secure the harbor area and Bali in general, especially for passengers that would be leaving the island and coming into Bali. The integrated service post was a cross-sector involving Police Authority, Pelindo, Marine Police, Indonesian National Shipping and several

other sectors. By and large, the Benoa Harbor served as a transit point where many travelers coming from eastern Indonesia would be traveling to Java and Sumatra and Kalimantan. Related to the estimation of the number of homecoming passengers through the Benoa Harbor, according to Prasetyo, it resembled to the previous years where there would be no surge of passengers through Benoa Harbor ahead of the Eid because the vessel served the eastern region. “For this Eid, we estimate the vessel passenger will be normal or there will be no significant increase. Passengers to eastern Indonesia will show a surge ahead of Christmas and New Year,” he explained. Nevertheless, said Prasetyo, PT Pelni would provide two units of vessel to transport passengers. Meanwhile, the departure schedule of the vessel would be informed later on. “After making cross-agency coordination, PT Pelni is ready to prepare the vessel and open integrated service post for five days before and five days after the Eid,” he concluded. (kmb29)

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A few days before the Eid homecoming, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III of Benoa Branch attempted to prepare and anticipate the surge of passenger related to the next Eid.


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The Telaga Tunjung Dam at Timpag village, Kerambitan subdistrict, Tabanan

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Dam water sucked by Municipal Waterworks

Allocation for farmer irrigation diminishes

UTILIZATION of the dam water by Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) has become a prolonged polemic hitting farmers in Tabanan. Due to sharing with the waterworks, the presence of Telaga Tunjung Dam at Timpag village, Kerambitan subdistrict, even does not have a positive impact. In contrast, the water supply to local rice fields remains inadequate, especially in dry season whereas the dam ideally becomes the main support for water supply of farmers. Criticism against the dam water utilization for waterworks facilities was highlighted again by a member of the Budget Committee of the Tabanan House, Ketut Loka Antara, Wednesday (Jul 31). This Golkar politician confirmed that his party had long protested against the utilization of the dam water by the Municipal Waterworks. The impact was widely complained by farmers, especially those in the flow of the dam. “A long time ago, we have filed a protest against the utilization of the dam water by the Municipal

Waterworks. As a result, the water discharge to farmers stays minimal, although there has been a dam,” he protested. According Loka, the dam was ideally focused on water supply for farming. In reality, the presence of the dam did not have a beneficial impact on farmers. “The water is even sucked for the service of Municipal Waterworks. Then, farmers only get a few supplies,” he protested again. Loka said the dam should not be forced to supply the clean water service. In other words, when the

dam water supply was not enough, it was ideally no longer be used for the Municipal Waterworks. As an impact, the farmers were even becoming the victim. In dry season, they could not enjoy the dam water maximally because they had to share with the Municipal Waterworks. He did not dismiss that Tabanan community needed the supply of clean water from the waterworks services. However, the county government as the owner of the Municipal Waterworks should find out a solution for the clean water supply

Five villas at Perancak problematic Negara (Bali Post)— Five villas at Perancak village are still problematic with licensing. Even, some of them have not even had Building Permit (IMB), but they have established a building. Not long ago, the Jembrana Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) has checked five of twelve villas

or buildings recorded to remain problematic with licensing. The Head of Jembrana Public Order Officer, I Putu Widarta, said on Wednesday (Jul 31) amidst the futsal competition in a series of the anniversary of Negara town that the 12 villas and buildings recommended to be checked, five of which were

problematic. They were related to disturbance permit (HO) and principle permit that had not been renewed and the building was inappropriate with design in the Building Permit (IMB), even one of the buildings had no Building Permit at all. Widarta said that based on the checking, at Villa 1 Perancak oc-

issue. One of them was by looking for new springs or creating underground wells. “Right now, about 10 percent of the dam water discharge is drained to Municipal Waterworks,” he affirmed. Actually, the dam was the main water supply for farmers. Loka also recognized if the dam was also functioned to provide water supply. However, he hoped the county government could see the realities in the field. Virtually the majority of farmers in the downstream of the dam tended to rely on their farmland irrigation from the dam and rainwater supply. Such condition, he said, often made farmers disappointed. During dry season, the dam could not provide abundant water supply. Division Head of Service of the

Tabanan Municipal Waterworks, Astika Sapanca, explained the use of dam water to the pipe of Municipal Waterworks had been through a contract agreement. “From the beginning, there has been an agreement with the community and the government, especially with Bali government,” he explained some time ago. According to him, the use of dam water was solely for the provision of clean water for the people of Tabanan. Moreover, he said, the Telaga Tunjung Dam was built for three functions, respectively for irrigation, tourist object and water supply. He added the amount of water flowing into the pipe of the Municipal Waterworks was not too large compared to the supply stored in the dam. (udi)

curred a building that was not appropriate with the design. “The design does not match with the building constructed, there is an additional building at the location,” he explained. Meanwhile, the other villas were also mentioned to have not renewed the business license. Necessarily, the license should be re-renewed. Villa 33 was highlighted because it was located near the coastal

borderline. Results of the checking would be presented at the next judiciary meeting. The meeting would involve a team from Police authority and the District Attorney to discuss about further measure to be taken. When asked about the sanctions, he said it would refer to the results of judiciary meeting. The most severe was demolition if the owner remained stubborn. (kmb26)

Madrid - Embattled Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted to MPs that he made a “mistake” in trusting a disgraced former colleague. But he told MPs claims he was corrupt were “lies and manipulations”, and again defied calls for his resignation. Mr Rajoy is appearing in parliament to answer claims over illegal payments from a slush fund run by the Popular Party’s ex-treasurer, Luis Barcenas. The claims sparked widespread anger and anti-government protests. Revelations of apparent corruption have touched a nerve in Spain, hit by a double-dip recession and high unemployment. Clashes erupted between anti-government protesters and police in midJuly after more than 1,000 people gathered outside the Partido Popular (Popular Party, PP) headquarters calling on the government to quit. ‘Lies and manipulations’ Mr Rajoy appeared before MPs after threats of a no-confidence vote. In opening remarks, he said he was appearing to rebuff the “lies, manipulations and malicious insinuations encouraged by certain political leaders” over the scandal. The prime minister was in combative mood as he addressed the members of parliament. He flatly denied any wrongdoing and accused the political opposition of treating parliament “like a courthouse”. But to the surprise of many, he did discuss the Barcenas scandal in some detail and in telling the chamber “I made a mistake”, he presented himself as the victim of gross deceit by his party’s former treasurer. Mr Rajoy was frequently applauded by his own party as he spoke, but during a tense and sometimes rowdy debate, the opposition barracked many of his declarations. It was an unusually forthright performance by the prime minister, who is not known for his abilities as a public speaker. His Popular Party’s congressional majority means that for the moment, at least, he should be able to survive this political crisis. But with most Spaniards doubting his version of events prior to the congressional appearance, it may not be enough to win over public opinion. He suggested that the Spanish economy was beginning to recover from years of crisis, and expressed concern that a continued focus on the scandal was damaging Spain’s image. For the first time, he admitted making a mistake by putting trust “in someone who we now know did not deserve it”. But he denied “committing the criminal offence of covering up for someone who is alleged to be guilty”. Mr Barcenas is in custody while being investigated over other corruption allegations. Mr Rajoy repeated that he would not resign, and said Spaniards should await the outcome of judicial investigations into the affair. “Justice will show there was nothing illegal in my own behaviour or that of my party,” he said. In response, the leader of the country’s main opposition Socialist Party, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, said Mr Rajoy was not in the chamber to debate the state of the Spanish economy. He said it was Mr Rajoy’s “resistance” to answering parliament that was causing damage to Spain, and said the PP had won elections over 20 years on the back of a system of illegal financing.

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a Spanish Parliament session in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is surrounded by reporters at the ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Japan Deputy PM Taro Aso retracts Nazi comments

Tokyo - Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has retracted remarks suggesting that the country could learn from Nazi Germany’s constitutional reform. Mr Aso said on Monday Japan could “learn the technique” Nazi Germany used to change the Weimar constitution. The remarks come amid debate in Japan over its pacifist constitution, which restricts the military to a self-defence role. Mr Aso’s comments drew criticism from neighbouring China and South Korea. “I retract my remarks in which I cited the Nazis as an example, as it has ended up leading to misunderstanding,” Mr Aso, who is also finance minister and a former prime minister, told reporters on Thursday. “It is clear from all my remarks that I have an extremely negative view of the events involving the Nazis and the Weimar constitution.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters: “I want to make it clear that the [Prime Minister Shinzo] Abe cabinet will never view the Nazi government positively”. Cho Tai-young South Korean foreign ministry spokesman On Monday, Mr Aso had said in a speech that: “The German Wei-

mar constitution changed, without being noticed, to the Nazi German constitution. Why don’t we learn from their tactics?” In 1933 after a fire burned down the German parliament, Adolf Hitler, who was chancellor at the time, and President Paul von Hindenburg enforced a state of emergency, suspending civic freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. Hitler then successfully passed the Enabling Act, which meant he could pass laws without consulting parliament - a move viewed as crucial to consolidating his grip “The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes... land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained” Article 9, Japanese constitution

on power. Retracting the remarks on Thursday, Mr Aso said he highlighted the case as “as a bad example of changes made without a substantial debate or understanding by the citizens”. In response to Mr Aso’s Monday speech, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that Mr Aso’s comments had alarmed Japan’s neighbours, state-run news agency Xinhua reported. “We demand the Japanese side reflect on its history, fulfil its commitments on historical issues and win the trust of Asian neighbours and the international community through concrete actions,” Mr Hong said. South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said the “remarks definitely hurt many people”. “It is clear what such comments on the [Nazi] regime mean to people of the time and to those who [suffered] from Japan’s imperialistic invasion”, he said.


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Sony returns to quarterly profit on cheap yen

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TOKYO — As a slew of big-name Japanese companies report improved quarterly earnings, one theme is taking the sheen off their rosy numbers: mainstay businesses are still struggling despite the perk from a weaker yen. The latest example came Thursday from Sony Corp. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company reported a 3.5 billion yen ($35 million) April-June profit, a reversal from the 24.6 billion yen loss it suffered the previous year. Sony also saw some improvement in its smartphone and entertainment businesses. But it still had plenty of areas where it was lagging,

such as digital cameras, video game machines and flat panel TVs. Its results would have been far different if it weren’t for the favorable exchange rate. A weak yen boosts the earnings of Japanese exporters, although Sony has been trying to reduce its vulnerability to exchange rate fluctuations in recent years when the yen was high.

Quarterly sales jumped 13 percent to 1.71 trillion yen ($17 billion). But they would have slipped 3 percent if it weren’t for the declining yen, the Tokyobased company said. In its electronics unit, Sony gained 19 billion yen ($190 million) in operating profit from a cheap yen. Other Japanese companies whose earnings fared better largely on a cheap

yen included video-game maker Nintendo Co., automaker Honda Motor Co. and Sony’s domestic archrival Panasonic Corp. Their test lies in how they hold up in global competition — even without the benefits of a cheap yen. Daniel Loeb, a U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc., sparked a rise in Sony’s share price by proposing a spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division. He says the money should be used strengthen Sony’s ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony has said it is consid-

ering the proposal from Third Point hedge fund, led by activist investor and billionaire Loeb, but it has also asked for more time to look at all sides. Sony shares have risen after the Loeb proposal. Also helping Sony’s bottom line for the latest quarter was its financial business, such as insurance, because of a recent recovery in the Japanese stock market, it said. Sony, which makes the PlayStation 3 game machaine and Walkman portable recorder, has suffered declining fortunes for several years. It got slammed in portable digital players by

the iPod and iPhone from Apple Inc. and intense competition from powerful South Korean rival Samsung Electronics Co. has also taken its toll. Sony sank to record losses for the fiscal year ended March 2012 — the worst result in its more than six decade corporate history. Sony kept its profit forecast for the full fiscal year unchanged at 50 billion yen ($500 million), but raised its sales forecast slightly to 7.9 trillion yen ($79 billion) from the 7.5 trillion ($75 trillion) it projected in May.

Yahoo snaps up e-commerce app startup Agence France-Presse SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo on Wednesday said it bought e-commerce platform start-up Lexity, racking up its 20th acquisition since Marissa Mayer became chief last year. Yahoo did not disclose the financial terms of the deal to buy Lexity, a four-year-old company specializing in software applications that help small businesses attract and service customers. Lexity, founded by former Yahoo employee Amit Kumar, boasts tens of thousands of clients spread across 114 countries. “We’ve been humbled by the overwhelming positive response,” Kumar and his team said in a blog post. “We are excited to join forces with Yahoo and to continue building on our vision.” Lexity applications will continue to operate as independent offerings. “We will continue to support the current platform, the Lexity Live app, existing customers, and third party apps and developers,” Yahoo said. “In the near future, we plan to integrate the service with the Yahoo Small Business offering.” The acquisition continues a

shopping spree launched after Mayer became chief of Yahoo a year ago. Yahoo’s growing list of acquisitions includes Qwiki, a New York operation behind an application that converts video and pictures on iPhones into sharable movie clips complete with music soundtracks. Yahoo has also bought Xobni, a startup behind tools for better managing contact lists and email inboxes, and Bignoggins Productions, a one-person operation specializing in fantasy sports applications for iPhones. Yahoo in June completed a billion-dollar deal taking over the popular blogging platform Tumblr, a move aimed at bringing more youthful users into the company’s orbit. Since former Google executive Mayer became chief at Yahoo, the company has snapped up an array of startups including GhostBird, Alike, Stamped, Snip.it, and a Summly application built by a British teen. Mayer’s plan for reviving the fortunes of the faded Internet pioneer includes making priorities of mobile devices, video, personalized digital content, and elevating the company’s popularity outside the United States.

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This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo on Wednesday said it bought e-commerce platform start-up Lexity, racking up its 20th acquisition since Marissa Mayer became chief last year.

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Dozens of barong effigies show off their agility Bali Post GIANYAR - Dozens of bapang barong dancers from various regions in Bali showed off their agility in the Tenggaling Pengukur-ukuran Dalem Temple at Singapadu, Monday night (Jul 29). The bapang barong dancers from Klungkung, Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan and Gianyar with the age limit of 15-25 years showed off their skill in the bapang barong dance. Chairman of the Committee, Kadek Nova Prasetya, said the competition lasting for two days was organized for the second time after 2011. It was intended to preserve the Balinese culture as well as explore and revitalize the Barong Ketet dance style from each county. The competition was expected to increase the appreciation of Balinese people, especially the younger generation on the Bebarongan art,” he said. Participants of the Barong Dance competition were Barong Ketet troupes from the counties across Bali with the age limit of 15-25 years. It was attended by 22 participants from Klungkung, Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan and Gianyar. Subject matters featured in the competition were the Bapang Barong Ketet and Makendang Barong Ketet with aspects of assessment like technical skills, performance structure, complexity, creativity, costumes, movement inspiration, musical inspiration, dance and gamelan music compactness and the integrity of the appearance. Duration of each performance was limited to 10-15 minutes and assessed by 5 members of jury panel having a wealth of experience in the Barong Dance and playing drum (makendang). Chief of Sengguan hamlet, Nyoman Sudiarta, added that so far Singapadu village had been famous for the barong making and had graduated many barong dancers becoming the hallmark of Balinese culture. He expected to attract more participants next year and could bring new artists among the young generation of Gianyar in particular and Bali in general. “The competition is expected to improve the quality of Barong Ketet Dancers and share the ideas and experience among the artists so as to foster their solidarity,” he explained. The barong competition coincided with the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the Taruna Yasa youth club of Sengguan hamlet, Singapadu, Gianyar, falling on August 1, 2013. The competition was opened by the Regent of Gianyar, Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata, marked with the chiming of the head of barong effigy. The show also drew many tourists. “This contest is expected to motivate the artists of younger generation so that they will be more creative and not leaving the norms inherited,” said Agung Bharata. (kmb16)

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A tourist picked souvenir from a street vendor at one of tourism objects in Bali Island. The presence of street vendors makes the tourist resort of Kintamani removed from the list of tourist visits, especially for Chinese tourists. It was triggered by the presence of street vendors in the area of the nature tourism that interfered with the comfort of tourists.

Chinese travel agency strikeouts Kintamani from tour list

Bali Post DENPASAR - The presence of street vendors makes the tourist resort of Kintamani removed from the list of tourist visits, especially for Chinese tourists. It was triggered by the presence of street vendors in the area of the nature tourism that interfered with the comfort of tourists.

“Before the 1990s, the region (Kintamani—Ed) was included in the tour package of tourists, especially Chinese tourists. However, right now the travel agency does not include the tourist attraction in the itinerary of their tour package due to the presence of street vendors,” said Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agency (ASITA), Ketut Ardana, in Denpasar. According to him, a lot of negative things were experienced by tourists when visiting Kintamani related to the behavior of tourism stakeholders, including the individuals that blackmailed IBP/Agung Dharmada guests. Likewise, the street Dozens of bapang barong dancers from various re- vendors were constantly gions in Bali showed off their agility in the Tenggal- pursuing guests in order to ing Pengukur-ukuran Dalem Temple at Singapadu, purchase their goods. “Until now, some of the totally Monday night (Jul 29).

370 travel agencies bringing in tourists to Bali do no longer sell the Kintamani tour package. It is based on the repeated reports on the violence experienced by tourists,” he said. He hoped the Bangli County government immediately made arrangements in the region to restore the image of tourism in the eyes of foreign tourists. “If Bangli County has made improvements in Kintamani, ASITA will be ready to invite the representatives of travel agencies in Bali through each division to review the condition of Kintamani including the area of Mount Batur Geopark,” he said. He said the improvement and management of the reg i o n w o u l d m a k e t r ave l agencies and tourists to re-

consider Kintamani tourist attractions. Bangli County should arrange the existence of street vendors, so that the beauties of Mount Batur Geopark and Lake Batur could draw more and more tourist arrivals. Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) Bali, Bagus Sudibya, on that occasion requested the Bangli government to immediately make any arrangement against the street vendors. “Indeed, to organize the street vendors are required a clear rule such as the making of regional bylaw on street vendors,” he suggested. He asserted the blackmail practice and the sale of goods by force to tourists should no longer be allowed to happen in Kintamani.

Street vendors that made a living in the region needed to be educated in order they no longer committed violence that could interfere with the comfort of tourists spending holidays in Kintamani. “To facilitate supervision, the street vendors must also be licensed. The licensed street vendors will be easily controlled by the government and by the fellow licensed street vendors,” he said. Responding to the complaints among the tourism businesspeople, the regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, promised to make re-arrangement and improve the mindset of Kintamani people about tourism. “The people of Kintamani have started to realize the importance of tourism sector to sustain their economy. It includes the street vendors that have been constantly nurtured so they no longer commit violence and disturb the comfort of tourists,” he exclaimed. (kmb27)


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‘WWIII Queen’s speech’ script revealed

London - The Queen was expected to urge Britons to pray and remain united and resolute in the event of the “madness” of nuclear war, papers from 1983 show. The script for a hypothetical broadcast has the monarch describing the threat to the “brave country” as “greater” than any other in history.

It also mentions the Queen’s son Prince Andrew, growing family of the Commonwealth. then in the Royal Navy. The speech, devised by “Now, this madness of war is once more spreadWhitehall officials at one of the most fraught Cold ing through the world and our brave country War periods, was never must again prepare itself recorded. to survive against great The document, reodds. ‘Madness of war’ leased by the governPrince Andrew The ment under the 30-year speech includes a referAmong the other pieces of history released rule, was drawn up as ence to Prince Andrew, from the archives on Thursday were: part of a war-gaming then serving in the Royal exercise in the spring Navy Margaret Thatcher blocked a 21-year-old of 1983, which worked “I have never forgotWilliam Hague from a potential job as a Treasury through potential sceten the sorrow and the adviser, saying his appointment would be a “gimnarios. pride I felt as my sister mick” and could prove “an embarrassment” Although it was only a and I huddled around The then British PM secretly wanted the Army simulation, the text of the the nursery wireless set to move coal around the UK in the event of a minQueen’s address - written listening to my father’s ers’ strike as if broadcast at midday [George VI’s] inspiring Government officials considered deliberately on Friday 4 March 1983 words on that fateful day flooding Essex and Kent to prevent London be- seeks to prepare the in 1939 [at the start of the ing swamped by a tidal surge as it waited for the country for the ordeal of World War II]. Thames Barrier to be completed World War III. “Not for a single moThe UK sent a laser weapon designed to “dazThe script, which ment did I imagine that zle” Argentine pilots during the Falklands war starts off by referring to this solemn and awful duty A senior government official had urged Mrs the Queen’s traditionwould one day fall to me. Thatcher to seek out a fertile female panda for al Christmas address, “But whatever terrors lie London Zoo before a visit to China in 1982. reads: “The horrors in wait for us all, the qualities of war could not have that have helped to keep our seemed more remote as freedom intact twice already my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the during this sad century will once more be our strength.”

Luxury watch store robbed in French resort of Cannes

Armed men have robbed a luxury watch store in Cannes, days after gems worth 103m euros ($136m; £89m) were stolen from a hotel in the French resort. Two robbers threatened staff with a grenade and a gun before escaping with about 40 watches, AFP news agency reports. The value of the items stolen on Wednesday is not yet known. Sunday’s robbery at the nearby Carlton hotel was one of the biggest gem thefts in recent European history. The new robbery targeted a Kronometry store, opposite the town’s Palais des Festivals et des Congres building, which hosts the annual film festival.

Second robbery

A man in a hat and sun glasses, who looked like a tourist, walked into the store with a grenade before bringing in his accomplice, who had a gun, the commercial broadcaster RTL reports. No shots were fired during the robbery, which occurred when three members of staff were in the store. The same Kronometry store was robbed of watches worth 1m euros in February. On Sunday, a lone robber broke through French doors at the Carlton hotel, wearing a mask and carrying a hand gun. He helped himself to diamond-encrusted watches, necklaces and earrings from an exhibition being held on the ground floor of the hotel, before fleeing on foot. The Carlton was previously robbed in August 1994, when gunmen burst into its jewellery store just as it was closing and made off with jewels then valued at 58m euros. The French Riviera resort is a magnet for celebrities, and in May two jewellery thefts hit the film festival itself. A necklace by Swiss jeweller De Grisogono, reportedly worth 1.9m euros, vanished after a celebrity party at a five-star hotel in the resort town of Cap d’Antibes. A week before, more than 777,000 euros worth of jewels were taken from the hotel room of an employee of exclusive Swiss jewellers Chopard.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island’s first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. Health officials have strugg l e d t o c o n t a i n t h e Ta i w a n outbreak since July 17, when a ferret badger in the southern part of the island was confirmed as rabid. Since then, 17 more ferret badger cases have been confirmed, and the case of a rabid Asian house shrew reported Wednesday indicates the disease is jumping species. No humans or dogs have yet been involved in the outbreak. Health Minister Chiu-Wenta says the new human vaccine doses are expected to arrive Friday and will supplement some 3,000 in stock. Health workers have been vaccinating animals throughout Taiwan to try to control the outbreak. The island has some 40,000 animal-use dosages in stock, with an additional half

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INDONESIA Inflation at four-year high after fuel hike

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JAKARTA - Indonesia’s inflation hit its highest level in July since early 2009 after a fuel price hike and an increase in the cost of food during Ramadan, official data showed Thursday.

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An employee poses next to the Coronation Dress and Robe of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during a media preview of the exhibition “The Queen’s Coronation 1953” at Buckingham Palace in central London July 25, 2013.

Taiwan orders more human vaccine as rabies returns Associated Press Writer

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million expected by Aug. 20. At a government animal protection facility in the Taipei suburb of Xindian, dozens of anxious dog owners lined up to have their pets inoculated. The animals ranged from wellc o i ff e d p o o d l e s a n d F r e n c h bulldogs to street mongrels, their mouths covered with muzzles. Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in warm-blooded animals. It can spread from one species to another, usually through bites. If

untreated, it is fatal. Before last month, Taiwan’s last reported rabies case was in 1959. A dog bit a farmer, whose wife became infected after washing the farmer’s rabies-tainted clothing; the farmer himself did not contract the disease. Now, the only jurisdictions that world health officials consider rabies-free are Iceland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, and Guam.

The sharp rise to 8.61 percent onyear underscored the myriad risks facing Southeast Asia’s top economy, which is also battling slowing growth and a trade deficit. The consumer price index was at its highest level since January 2009 when it hit 9.17 percent, and rose from 5.90 percent in June. It also accelerated to 3.29 percent from a month earlier, the data from the Central Statistics Agency showed. Economists had been expecting a sharp increase after the government defied popular anger in June to hike fuel prices, with petrol going up by 44 percent and diesel by 22 percent.

As well as increasing the price of fuel for motorists, the hike pushed up the price of food due to the increased cost of moving goods. “Headline consumer price inflation exceeded all forecasts,” said Credit Suisse in a note. However, the bank added that “today’s numbers may well represent the peak in inflation”. Statistics agency official Sasmito Hadi also predicted inflation would likely ease in August. Shoppers splurging on delicacies during the holy month of Ramadan, which comes to an end on August 8 with the Eid holiday, contributed to strong rises in food prices. While many fast in daylight hours

during Ramadan in Muslim-majority Indonesia, they typically enjoy lavish feasts to break fast and stock up on expensive food for Eid. The country’s trade deficit also widened to $850 million in June from $590 million in May as weak global demand weighed on exports, the agency said. The central bank has hiked the benchmark interest rate at its past two meetings by a total of 75 basis points to 6.50 percent as it seeks to keep inflation in check. It is also trying to shore up the rupiah which plummeted after investors pulled money out of Indonesia due to fears the United States might cut back its huge stimulus programme.

DBS drops bid for Bank Danamon

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SINGAPORE - Singapore banking giant DBS Group said Wednesday it would allow its $6.5 billion bid for Bank Danamon to lapse, effectively dropping its quest to buy the Indonesian lender. DBS said in a statement it would allow the offer to expire as scheduled on Thursday. The decision by Southeast Asia’s biggest bank came after Indonesian regulators restricted the stake it could have bought to 40 percent, instead of DBS’s original aim of purchasing a controlling stake. “We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the regulators in Indonesia and Singapore for giving the transaction due consideration,” said DBS Group chief executive Piyush Gupta. “We are positive about Indonesia’s long-term potential, and will continue to grow our DBS Indonesia franchise, while remaining open to opportunities as they arise,” he said in a statement. “In all that we do, DBS is committed to financial discipline and shareholder value creation.” DBS announced in April last year its bid to buy a total 99 percent stake in Bank Danamon for 66.4 trillion rupiah ($6.5 billion). This includes the 67.37 percent stake held by Asia Financial (Indonesia) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of

Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings. Indonesia’s central bank approved the offer after more than a year, but limited the stake DBS could buy to only 40 percent due to new ownership rules imposed after the bid was tabled. The central bank said it could allow DBS to increase the stake but asked for “reciprocity”, meaning that Singapore must also open its banking sector to Indonesian lenders. DBS in June agreed to extend by two months a deadline for its offer as Indonesian and Singapore regulators sorted out issues that delayed the deal. Some analysts said DBS’ decision underscored growing signs of protectionism in Indonesia which will dent investor perception of Southeast Asia’s biggest nation. Director of UOB Kay Hian Securities in Jakarta David Chang said the fall-through was “pretty bad news for investors”, who had been “watching the deal very closely” as a litmus test of the central bank’s attitude toward them. Chang told AFP in Jakarta that Indonesia had nothing to gain by preventing the deal. “It’s a sign of growing protectionism in Indonesia,” he said. “I think it’s the worst time for Indonesia to be doing it when the economy is weak, at a time when Indonesia is trying to attract more investment into the country.”

Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa, chief economist of Danareksa Research Institute, said that even if DBS wanted to reignite the deal, it would probably again collapse with the new central bank governor Agus Martowardojo at the helm. “Agus was once the CEO of Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri, and he was known to complain about not being able to access Singapore’s and Malaysia’s banking sectors, while they easily invested in Indonesia,” Sadewa told AFP. Sadewa, however, disagreed that the central bank’s action was a sign of increasing protectionism. “We are not backtracking toward a poor investment climate, but some at the central bank may have thought we were opening the market too early,” he said. “Before, foreigners could own up to 99 percent in Indonesian banks, yet some countries in the region did not open their market much at all, so the new policies create a more level playing field.” DBS had said that its move to acquire Bank Danamon is part of a strategy to expand its business in key regional growth areas, namely South Asia, Greater China and Southeast Asia. Bank Danamon currently ranks as Indonesia’s sixth largest bank by asset size, with over 3,300 branches and points of sales, according to the bank’s website.

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Muslim Rohingya asylum seekers sit on the defendant’s bench during their trial at a district court in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

14 Muslim Rohingya on trial for brawl in Indonesia Associated Press

MEDAN — A group of 14 Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar went on trial Wednesday after a deadly brawl at an Indonesian detention center left eight Buddhist fishermen from their country dead. The violence occurred April 5 in North Sumatra province, where more than 100 ethnic Rohingya asylum seekers — most intercepted off Indonesia’s coast after fleeing Myanmar in rickety boats — and 11 Buddhists from Myanmar accused of illegal fishing were being housed together. Eight Buddhists were killed, and 15 Muslim Rohingya were injured. Three other Buddhists escaped unharmed. The Rohingya men are being tried at Medan district court in North Sumatra province. Prosecutors charged them with collective assault and torturing, which carry a maximum sentence of 12 years. Police and the detention chief say the clash began after a Rohingya Muslim cleric and a fisherman got into a heated debate about religious violence that had erupted a few weeks earlier in central Myanmar. However, prosecutors told the court that the Rohingya were angered when a female asylum seeker was sexually harassed by the fishermen. Early this month the same court acquitted three Rohingya teenagers due to a lack of evidence of involvement in the violence. Boatloads of Rohingya have been arriving on Indonesia’s shores following a wave of religious violence in Myanmar, where they are considered illegal settlers from neighboring Bangladesh. Hundreds have been killed and more than 100,000 left homeless in clashes between Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists. The tensions have tested Myanmar’s reformist government as it attempts to institute political and economic liberalization after nearly half a century of harsh military rule.


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TABANAN - The Bali Butterfly Park is one of the popular attractions in Tabanan County and the only one in this archipelago. This park also makes a breeding of butterflies for scientific purposes and education in the future. As the name implies, most of the land is covered by paranet in order the butterflies do not fly out of their collections and disappear. Various species of butterflies in Indonesia can be found here. Some of the well known butterflies include: butterfly of paradise (Ornithoptera paradisea), the atlas moth (Attacus atlas), Sulawesi butterfly (Papilio gigon), Sumatra butterfly (Atrophaneura nox), Stibociana coressia, Lexias aegle, Axchaeoattacus staud, Butterfly of Mt. Batukaru (Actias maenas), Morphonestira, Amathu siidae sp, and so on. In addition to butterfly, the park also has a collection of other animals such as scorpions, tarantulas and tiger beetles in a small building on the right side of the flower garden. Similarly, it also has a collection of strange grasshopper in the shape of leaves and twigs of wood brought in from outside Bali. The park is managed by PT Kupu-kupu Taman Lestari. It spreads across the area of 1 hectare with netting area (closed area with paranet) on 3,700 m3. Each month the butterfly park releases at least 3,500 butterflies to its original habitat. Besides, the park also produces various kinds of handicraft made of a variety of insects such as: framed butterfly, framed beetle, key chain made from insects, bookmarks insertion, paperweight made of transparent fiber containing butterflies, paintings made of butterfly wings, etc. Development of the Bali Butterfly Park has been planned since October 1993 after the implementation of International Butterfly Conference held on August 24-27, 1993 in Ujung Pandang (Makassar). Departed from the idea that biological resources in the form of butterfly were very abundant, it would be unfortunate if they went extinct. The park was then opened on December 17, 1996 by Mrs. Asiawati Oka, Chairman of the PKK of Bali Province. The butterfly park is located on Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah hamlet, Wanasari, exactly 6 km to the north of Tabanan. This park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. through at 5:00 p.m. and the last ticket is sold at 4:00 p.m. Supporting facilities available are parking area, art shop combined with cafeteria and restrooms. Biodiversity must be preserved from the extinction in order it remains stable. Therefore, when you come to Bali, make a visit to this Butterfly Park.

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Missy Franklin of the United States looks up after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 100m backstroke final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Franklin wins 3rd straight gold at swimming worlds

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Associated Press Writer BARCELONA, Spain — Missy Franklin decided on Wednesday to give up her bid for eight gold medals at the world swimming championships — and was immediately rewarded with her third victory in as many races. Franklin held off a late challenge from Federica Pelligrini to win the 200-meter freestyle, claiming a title the recent high school graduate really wanted and justifying her decision earlier in the day to cut back on the program in Barcelona. She also has gold medals here from the 4x100 free relay and the 100 backstroke. The 18-year-old American entered eight events, giving her a chance to match Michael Phelps as the only swimmers to win that many events at a major championship. But, after a tough double on Tuesday and a lackluster showing in the morning preliminaries, Franklin and her coach, Todd Schmitz, decided to scratch the 50 backstroke — a non-Olympic event that she swims mainly for fun, though she did take bronze at the 2011 worlds in Shanghai. There was only a 20-minute break between the semifinals of the 50 back and the final of the 200 free, and the latter was much more important to Franklin. She just missed a medal in that event at the London Olympics, losing out for third by a hundredth of a second. “We decided that maybe the risk kind of outdid the rewards,” Franklin said. “So we decided not to do it. It was fun to swim it this morning but I’m really happy with the decision to scratch and just do this.” France’s Camille Muffat went out hard, leading after the first lap and 0.75 under the world-record pace. But Franklin edged ahead at the midway point and held off hard-charging Federica Pelligrini of the Italy, the world-record holder, to win in 1 minute, 54.81 seconds. Pelligrini claimed silver, 0.33 behind the winner, while Muffat settled for the bronze. Midway through the swimming portion of the championships, Franklin still has four events to go. She’ll be a big favorite in the 200 back, and she’ll be on two more relay teams that have a good shot at gold. The 100 free presents her biggest challenge, though it would be foolish to put anything past Franklin. She was fifth in that event at the Olympics, but has spent the past year working diligently to improve her freestyle stroke. That was obvious in the 200 free. “We’re coming down the mountain now,” Franklin said. “This is what we prepared for, this kind of event through eight days. I’m really, really happy with my swim there. You kind of use each swim to motivate you for the next swim.”

Associated Press Writer CARLSBAD, California — Martina Hingis won in her return to the WTA Tour, teaming with Daniela Hantuchova for a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Julia Goerges and Darija Jurak on Wednesday in the Southern California Open. Hingis, the 32-year-old former West Classic on Sunday. The ‘Swiss competing was so much joy for me,” top-ranked singled player whose Miss’ has retired twice previously, Azarenka said. “I was really playing last tour match was September the first time in early 2003 at 22 and and happy to be doing something I 2007, consistently showed the deft the last time in November 2007. was training for. . . . I don’t think hands that made her a nine-time In singles, Ana Ivanovic ad- about it (injuries).” Grand Slam doubles champion vanced to the second round by beatIvanovic, who fired coach Nigel before a sparse crowd that gave ing defending champion Dominika Sears after her second-round loss her a warm ovation when she was Cibulkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. at Wimbledon, said she has been introduced. The seventh-seeded Ivanovic, working on “being consistent and Hingis didn’t touch the ball un- from Serbia, won nine of the final also working on that confidence til the fifth point of the match but 11 games. She used a strong ground part. It plays a big role. I felt like flashed her doubles talent when she game to overpower Cibulkova, the my game has been there at times hit a backhand volley right at Jurak Slovak coming off a victory Sunday but not my confidence.” for a point in the second game. “I in the Bank of the West Classic at Third-seeded Petra Kvitova of felt like I got more comfortable Stanford. the Czech Republic and fourth(after the first set), returning, serv“As soon as the draw came out I seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy had ing, everything,” she said. “For me, thought it was one of the toughest few problems in winning their mentally, I felt really good after first-round matches, especially be- opening matches after receiving that. The (first) service game of the ing a seeded player,” said Ivanovic, first-round byes. second set, after that game I was the former top-ranked singles player Kvitova advanced to the quarterlike, ‘I’m back to normal.’” and 2008 French Open champ. finals with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Hingis is scheduled to play “But I was really happy with my British teenager Laura Robson. doubles with Hantuchova in four performance.” The victory avenged Kvitova’s tournaments, including the U.S. Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of second-round loss to Robson at the Open. Belarus beat Italy’s Francesca Schi- Australian Open in January. Vinci “It was a great test for us and avone 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. beat American Bethanie Mattekbeing able to beat them the way we Azarenka was playing her first Sands 6-4. did, it just gives us a lot of hope for match since withdrawing from her In the late match, fifth-seeded the coming weeks,” Hantuchova second-round match at Wimbledon Sam Stosur of Australia beat Kasaid about beating the team that because of knee and hip injuries. zakhstan’s Sesil Karatantcheva 6-4, reached the final of the Bank of the “Just going on the court and 6-1 in the second round.

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Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, hits a return during her doubles tennis match against Germany’s Julia Goerges and Croatia’s Darija Jurak at the Southern California Open tennis tournament Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif.


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Madrid move would complete Bale’s transformation Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Just four years ago Gareth Bale was considered a jinx and a flop, and faced being offloaded on the cheap by Tottenham. Failing to live up to expectations, the disillusioned gangly teenager endured more than 1,500 minutes on the pitch across 28 months before finally featuring on a winning side in the Premier League for Tottenham. Fast forward to 2013 and the now-muscular, speedy 24-year-old Bale is one of European football’s most potent attacking forces and the most sought-after asset in the summer transfer window. He could also be on the verge of becoming the world’s most expensive footballer. Real Madrid appears to be leading the chase for Bale, who would be emulating Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham in leaving the Premier League to become the Spanish club’s latest Galactico. “Real Madrid’s fans will be purring at the thought of having possibly him and Ronaldo in the same team,” said former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle. “They can go back and challenge the world again.” To prize Bale away from north London, however, Madrid is likely to have to improve on the world-record fee of 93.9 million euros (then $131 million) it paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009. British and Spanish media have reported that Madrid has offered 100 million euros for Bale, although neither Tottenham nor Madrid has publicly commented on the bid. Although Tottenham’s public posturing has seen a “not for sale” sign officially left dangling over Bale during the summer, it would be hard for the north London club to reject such a hefty wad of cash and retain a player agitating to join a team challenging for top titles. Because, for all the mesmerizing footwork on the ball, eye-catching goals from free kicks and defensesplitting surges, Bale doesn’t have a single winners’ medal for show for his six years at Tottenham. Bale, who has not commented on the speculation, reported to training as usual at Tottenham on Wednesday, and Hoddle is among the many current and former players hoping he will be staying with Spurs for one more season. “I just sense that maybe he

might go for the wrong reasons,” said former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle. “If he wants to go just for football reasons I think it might be better in a year’s time or maybe two years’ time.” It was in May 2007 that Tottenham paid just 5 million pounds (then $8 million) to bring the 17year-old Bale from Southampton, the south-coast club then playing in the second tier. Although he scored three times in his first four starts, a series of injuries stymied his progress and he went on that frustrating run, becoming a symbol of poor results until emerging as a substitute 84 minutes into his 25th Premier League game — a 5-0 rout of Burnley. Since then, Bale has never looked back. Neither has Tottenham, which at one point was reported to have tried to use Bale as a make-weight in deals to bring in new players. After shaking off his substitute’s role in January 2010, Bale began to consistently show the flair and pace that displaced left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto from the starting line-up. And, as the attacking side of Bale’s game began to flourish, then-manager Harry Reddknapp pushed Bale onto the left wing. Having helped to steer Tottenham into the Champions League for the first time in May 2010, Bale was rewarded with a lucrative new deal — the first of three successive annual contract upgrades. Bale announced himself to the world with two dazzling displays against Champions League holder Inter Milan in the group stage in the 2010-11 season, including a hat trick at the San Siro. As Tottenham fought off interest from rival teams, Bale was named the 2011 player of the year in England by his footballing peers.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2012 file photo, Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale reacts during their English FA Cup fifth round replay soccer match against Stevenage at White Hart Lane, London.

Qatari club says Benitez died of heart failure Associated Press Writer

DOHA, Qatar — Ecuador striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez died of heart failure, according to his Qatari club El Jaish on Wednesday, without adding further details. The 27-year-old striker died on Monday, a day after playing his first match for his new club. His body was due to be flown back to Ecuador just after midnight on Thursday but the flight has been delayed until noon local time (0900 GMT). “The official medical reports were issued by official state entities and stated that the sudden death was caused by heart failure,” the club said in a statement. The club added that his body will be repatriated on a private plane. On Tuesday, Ecuador football federation president Luis Chiriboga said the 27-year-old Benitez had been taken to the hospital with sharp stomach pains, developed peritonitis and died of cardiorespiratory arrest. Relatives of Benitez including his wife, Liseth Chala, and several players and team officials gathered Wednesday at the Doha airport to await the arrival of his casket. But soon after an ambulance with the casket pulled up, the family was told the

flight didn’t have all the necessary approvals and would go in the morning. As they waited, the team presented Chala with a signed jersey from all the players and bearing the nickname Chucho on the back. “He was a good man and I lived a good life with him,” Chala said. “He was very happy to play football in Doha and he was grateful for this chance. We thank the club for this solidarity in this difficult moment.” A funeral was planned for Thursday in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, along with separate tributes to the player. Anibal Fuentes, head of the provincial sports authority for Quito, told Radio Sonorama that “the coffin will make a stop at the Casa de la Seleccion (the national team training center) for a small ceremony, and will then be transported to the General Ruminahui coliseum” sports arena, which has been set up to receive the family and thousands of fans. Benitez was a powerful striker who helped former club America to win the Mexican championship last season. The father of three, who also played for Birmingham, scored 24 goals in 58 appearances for Ecuador and was in the country’s World Cup team in 2006.

Barcelona teenager Sanabria in Paraguay squad v Germany Reuters

ASUNCION - Roque Santa Cruz, closing in on 100 caps, and promising 17-year-old Antonio Sanabria are at the two extremes of a Paraguay squad named on Wednesday for next month’s friendly against Germany. Paraguay, virtually out of the running for the 2014 World Cup finals, have begun a rebuilding process, promoting their Under-20s coach Victor Genes who will make his debut in charge of the senior side in the match in Kaiserslautern on Aug. 14. Genes is mixing the experience of Malaga’s Santa Cruz, 32 in two weeks’ time, and a number of other veterans with youth as represented by Barcelona’s Sanabria, who played for Paraguay at the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Paraguay, World Cup quarter-finalists in 2010, are bottom of the South American qualifying group, eight points outside the qualifying places with four matches to go. The top four teams go through to the finals and the fifth-placed nation will play off with an Asian side for another berth.

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Decisive CAR-Ethiopia qualifier in Rep. of Congo Associated Press Writer

JOHANNESBURG — FIFA has moved Ethiopia’s crucial World Cup qualifier away to Central African Republic in September to neutral Republic of Congo, the Ethiopian Football Federation said on Wednesday. FIFA also decided that Senegal will play its decisive final group game against Uganda in Morocco because of the ban on Senegal’s main football stadium. Both games are scheduled for Sept. 7. Ethiopia’s final Group A game was meant to be hosted by Central African Republic but was relocated to Brazzaville for security reasons after CAR’s president was overthrown this year. The country’s qualifier against South Africa last month was played in neutral Cameroon. Ethiopia now must win to guarantee its progression to Africa’s 10-team playoffs for next year’s World Cup after it forfeited a victory over Botswana for

fielding an ineligible player earlier in the competition. A draw could be enough for the Ethiopians depending on the result of South Africa’s game with Botswana on the same day. Ethiopia, which has never been to the World Cup, leads the group by two points ahead of the final round after the point totals were readjusted when Ethiopia was stripped of the Botswana win by FIFA. Senegal’s place in the playoffs will be decided in Marrakech against Group J challenger Uganda in their winner-take-all match. Senegal leads that group by a point but hasn’t been allowed to play at Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar after being punished for a riot at an African Cup qualifier against Ivory Coast late last year. The Confederation of African Football imposed a one-year ban on the venue and Senegal played its last home qualifier in Guinea. The winners of Africa’s 10 groups qualify for the playoffs, with five teams eventually reaching next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Only top-ranked African team Ivory Coast, Egypt and Algeria have confirmed their places in the playoffs ahead of the final round of group games in early September.

Roma beats MLS All-Stars 3-1 in friendly Associated Press Writer

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Italian club Roma scored after just four minutes and went on to win 3-1 in Wednesday’s friendly against an MLS All-Star team. Kevin Strootman, Alessandro Florenzi and Junior Tallo scored for Roma while Omar Gonzalez of Los Angeles Galaxy scored a consolation goal for the MLS side in second-half stoppage time. Most of a sellout crowd had barely found its seats at Sporting Park, the $200 million home of Sporting Kansas City, when Florenzi sent a pass ahead to Strootman. Sporting defender Aurelien Collin got his foot to the ball, but Strootman still managed to guide it into the net. Florenzi was denied a goal moments later by a close offside call, and then missed an open shot just wide of the net a few minutes later. He finally found the back of the net in the 47th minute — he was clearly onside this time — and Tallo added his goal in 69th minute to put away the game. While the MLS suffered defeat on the field, there was good news off it as MLS commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime that there will be four new clubs admitted to the league by 2020, expanding the MLS to 24 clubs.

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AS Roma forward Francesco Totti, top, and MLS All-Stars midfielder Brad Davis battle for the ball during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.


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Madrid move would complete Bale’s transformation Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Just four years ago Gareth Bale was considered a jinx and a flop, and faced being offloaded on the cheap by Tottenham. Failing to live up to expectations, the disillusioned gangly teenager endured more than 1,500 minutes on the pitch across 28 months before finally featuring on a winning side in the Premier League for Tottenham. Fast forward to 2013 and the now-muscular, speedy 24-year-old Bale is one of European football’s most potent attacking forces and the most sought-after asset in the summer transfer window. He could also be on the verge of becoming the world’s most expensive footballer. Real Madrid appears to be leading the chase for Bale, who would be emulating Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham in leaving the Premier League to become the Spanish club’s latest Galactico. “Real Madrid’s fans will be purring at the thought of having possibly him and Ronaldo in the same team,” said former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle. “They can go back and challenge the world again.” To prize Bale away from north London, however, Madrid is likely to have to improve on the world-record fee of 93.9 million euros (then $131 million) it paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009. British and Spanish media have reported that Madrid has offered 100 million euros for Bale, although neither Tottenham nor Madrid has publicly commented on the bid. Although Tottenham’s public posturing has seen a “not for sale” sign officially left dangling over Bale during the summer, it would be hard for the north London club to reject such a hefty wad of cash and retain a player agitating to join a team challenging for top titles. Because, for all the mesmerizing footwork on the ball, eye-catching goals from free kicks and defensesplitting surges, Bale doesn’t have a single winners’ medal for show for his six years at Tottenham. Bale, who has not commented on the speculation, reported to training as usual at Tottenham on Wednesday, and Hoddle is among the many current and former players hoping he will be staying with Spurs for one more season. “I just sense that maybe he

might go for the wrong reasons,” said former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle. “If he wants to go just for football reasons I think it might be better in a year’s time or maybe two years’ time.” It was in May 2007 that Tottenham paid just 5 million pounds (then $8 million) to bring the 17year-old Bale from Southampton, the south-coast club then playing in the second tier. Although he scored three times in his first four starts, a series of injuries stymied his progress and he went on that frustrating run, becoming a symbol of poor results until emerging as a substitute 84 minutes into his 25th Premier League game — a 5-0 rout of Burnley. Since then, Bale has never looked back. Neither has Tottenham, which at one point was reported to have tried to use Bale as a make-weight in deals to bring in new players. After shaking off his substitute’s role in January 2010, Bale began to consistently show the flair and pace that displaced left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto from the starting line-up. And, as the attacking side of Bale’s game began to flourish, then-manager Harry Reddknapp pushed Bale onto the left wing. Having helped to steer Tottenham into the Champions League for the first time in May 2010, Bale was rewarded with a lucrative new deal — the first of three successive annual contract upgrades. Bale announced himself to the world with two dazzling displays against Champions League holder Inter Milan in the group stage in the 2010-11 season, including a hat trick at the San Siro. As Tottenham fought off interest from rival teams, Bale was named the 2011 player of the year in England by his footballing peers.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2012 file photo, Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale reacts during their English FA Cup fifth round replay soccer match against Stevenage at White Hart Lane, London.

Qatari club says Benitez died of heart failure Associated Press Writer

DOHA, Qatar — Ecuador striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez died of heart failure, according to his Qatari club El Jaish on Wednesday, without adding further details. The 27-year-old striker died on Monday, a day after playing his first match for his new club. His body was due to be flown back to Ecuador just after midnight on Thursday but the flight has been delayed until noon local time (0900 GMT). “The official medical reports were issued by official state entities and stated that the sudden death was caused by heart failure,” the club said in a statement. The club added that his body will be repatriated on a private plane. On Tuesday, Ecuador football federation president Luis Chiriboga said the 27-year-old Benitez had been taken to the hospital with sharp stomach pains, developed peritonitis and died of cardiorespiratory arrest. Relatives of Benitez including his wife, Liseth Chala, and several players and team officials gathered Wednesday at the Doha airport to await the arrival of his casket. But soon after an ambulance with the casket pulled up, the family was told the

flight didn’t have all the necessary approvals and would go in the morning. As they waited, the team presented Chala with a signed jersey from all the players and bearing the nickname Chucho on the back. “He was a good man and I lived a good life with him,” Chala said. “He was very happy to play football in Doha and he was grateful for this chance. We thank the club for this solidarity in this difficult moment.” A funeral was planned for Thursday in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, along with separate tributes to the player. Anibal Fuentes, head of the provincial sports authority for Quito, told Radio Sonorama that “the coffin will make a stop at the Casa de la Seleccion (the national team training center) for a small ceremony, and will then be transported to the General Ruminahui coliseum” sports arena, which has been set up to receive the family and thousands of fans. Benitez was a powerful striker who helped former club America to win the Mexican championship last season. The father of three, who also played for Birmingham, scored 24 goals in 58 appearances for Ecuador and was in the country’s World Cup team in 2006.

Barcelona teenager Sanabria in Paraguay squad v Germany Reuters

ASUNCION - Roque Santa Cruz, closing in on 100 caps, and promising 17-year-old Antonio Sanabria are at the two extremes of a Paraguay squad named on Wednesday for next month’s friendly against Germany. Paraguay, virtually out of the running for the 2014 World Cup finals, have begun a rebuilding process, promoting their Under-20s coach Victor Genes who will make his debut in charge of the senior side in the match in Kaiserslautern on Aug. 14. Genes is mixing the experience of Malaga’s Santa Cruz, 32 in two weeks’ time, and a number of other veterans with youth as represented by Barcelona’s Sanabria, who played for Paraguay at the recent Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Paraguay, World Cup quarter-finalists in 2010, are bottom of the South American qualifying group, eight points outside the qualifying places with four matches to go. The top four teams go through to the finals and the fifth-placed nation will play off with an Asian side for another berth.

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Decisive CAR-Ethiopia qualifier in Rep. of Congo Associated Press Writer

JOHANNESBURG — FIFA has moved Ethiopia’s crucial World Cup qualifier away to Central African Republic in September to neutral Republic of Congo, the Ethiopian Football Federation said on Wednesday. FIFA also decided that Senegal will play its decisive final group game against Uganda in Morocco because of the ban on Senegal’s main football stadium. Both games are scheduled for Sept. 7. Ethiopia’s final Group A game was meant to be hosted by Central African Republic but was relocated to Brazzaville for security reasons after CAR’s president was overthrown this year. The country’s qualifier against South Africa last month was played in neutral Cameroon. Ethiopia now must win to guarantee its progression to Africa’s 10-team playoffs for next year’s World Cup after it forfeited a victory over Botswana for

fielding an ineligible player earlier in the competition. A draw could be enough for the Ethiopians depending on the result of South Africa’s game with Botswana on the same day. Ethiopia, which has never been to the World Cup, leads the group by two points ahead of the final round after the point totals were readjusted when Ethiopia was stripped of the Botswana win by FIFA. Senegal’s place in the playoffs will be decided in Marrakech against Group J challenger Uganda in their winner-take-all match. Senegal leads that group by a point but hasn’t been allowed to play at Leopold Senghor Stadium in Dakar after being punished for a riot at an African Cup qualifier against Ivory Coast late last year. The Confederation of African Football imposed a one-year ban on the venue and Senegal played its last home qualifier in Guinea. The winners of Africa’s 10 groups qualify for the playoffs, with five teams eventually reaching next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Only top-ranked African team Ivory Coast, Egypt and Algeria have confirmed their places in the playoffs ahead of the final round of group games in early September.

Roma beats MLS All-Stars 3-1 in friendly Associated Press Writer

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Italian club Roma scored after just four minutes and went on to win 3-1 in Wednesday’s friendly against an MLS All-Star team. Kevin Strootman, Alessandro Florenzi and Junior Tallo scored for Roma while Omar Gonzalez of Los Angeles Galaxy scored a consolation goal for the MLS side in second-half stoppage time. Most of a sellout crowd had barely found its seats at Sporting Park, the $200 million home of Sporting Kansas City, when Florenzi sent a pass ahead to Strootman. Sporting defender Aurelien Collin got his foot to the ball, but Strootman still managed to guide it into the net. Florenzi was denied a goal moments later by a close offside call, and then missed an open shot just wide of the net a few minutes later. He finally found the back of the net in the 47th minute — he was clearly onside this time — and Tallo added his goal in 69th minute to put away the game. While the MLS suffered defeat on the field, there was good news off it as MLS commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime that there will be four new clubs admitted to the league by 2020, expanding the MLS to 24 clubs.

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AS Roma forward Francesco Totti, top, and MLS All-Stars midfielder Brad Davis battle for the ball during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.


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Ivanovic tops Cibulkova at Carlsbad

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TABANAN - The Bali Butterfly Park is one of the popular attractions in Tabanan County and the only one in this archipelago. This park also makes a breeding of butterflies for scientific purposes and education in the future. As the name implies, most of the land is covered by paranet in order the butterflies do not fly out of their collections and disappear. Various species of butterflies in Indonesia can be found here. Some of the well known butterflies include: butterfly of paradise (Ornithoptera paradisea), the atlas moth (Attacus atlas), Sulawesi butterfly (Papilio gigon), Sumatra butterfly (Atrophaneura nox), Stibociana coressia, Lexias aegle, Axchaeoattacus staud, Butterfly of Mt. Batukaru (Actias maenas), Morphonestira, Amathu siidae sp, and so on. In addition to butterfly, the park also has a collection of other animals such as scorpions, tarantulas and tiger beetles in a small building on the right side of the flower garden. Similarly, it also has a collection of strange grasshopper in the shape of leaves and twigs of wood brought in from outside Bali. The park is managed by PT Kupu-kupu Taman Lestari. It spreads across the area of 1 hectare with netting area (closed area with paranet) on 3,700 m3. Each month the butterfly park releases at least 3,500 butterflies to its original habitat. Besides, the park also produces various kinds of handicraft made of a variety of insects such as: framed butterfly, framed beetle, key chain made from insects, bookmarks insertion, paperweight made of transparent fiber containing butterflies, paintings made of butterfly wings, etc. Development of the Bali Butterfly Park has been planned since October 1993 after the implementation of International Butterfly Conference held on August 24-27, 1993 in Ujung Pandang (Makassar). Departed from the idea that biological resources in the form of butterfly were very abundant, it would be unfortunate if they went extinct. The park was then opened on December 17, 1996 by Mrs. Asiawati Oka, Chairman of the PKK of Bali Province. The butterfly park is located on Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah hamlet, Wanasari, exactly 6 km to the north of Tabanan. This park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. through at 5:00 p.m. and the last ticket is sold at 4:00 p.m. Supporting facilities available are parking area, art shop combined with cafeteria and restrooms. Biodiversity must be preserved from the extinction in order it remains stable. Therefore, when you come to Bali, make a visit to this Butterfly Park.

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Missy Franklin of the United States looks up after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 100m backstroke final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Franklin wins 3rd straight gold at swimming worlds

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Associated Press Writer BARCELONA, Spain — Missy Franklin decided on Wednesday to give up her bid for eight gold medals at the world swimming championships — and was immediately rewarded with her third victory in as many races. Franklin held off a late challenge from Federica Pelligrini to win the 200-meter freestyle, claiming a title the recent high school graduate really wanted and justifying her decision earlier in the day to cut back on the program in Barcelona. She also has gold medals here from the 4x100 free relay and the 100 backstroke. The 18-year-old American entered eight events, giving her a chance to match Michael Phelps as the only swimmers to win that many events at a major championship. But, after a tough double on Tuesday and a lackluster showing in the morning preliminaries, Franklin and her coach, Todd Schmitz, decided to scratch the 50 backstroke — a non-Olympic event that she swims mainly for fun, though she did take bronze at the 2011 worlds in Shanghai. There was only a 20-minute break between the semifinals of the 50 back and the final of the 200 free, and the latter was much more important to Franklin. She just missed a medal in that event at the London Olympics, losing out for third by a hundredth of a second. “We decided that maybe the risk kind of outdid the rewards,” Franklin said. “So we decided not to do it. It was fun to swim it this morning but I’m really happy with the decision to scratch and just do this.” France’s Camille Muffat went out hard, leading after the first lap and 0.75 under the world-record pace. But Franklin edged ahead at the midway point and held off hard-charging Federica Pelligrini of the Italy, the world-record holder, to win in 1 minute, 54.81 seconds. Pelligrini claimed silver, 0.33 behind the winner, while Muffat settled for the bronze. Midway through the swimming portion of the championships, Franklin still has four events to go. She’ll be a big favorite in the 200 back, and she’ll be on two more relay teams that have a good shot at gold. The 100 free presents her biggest challenge, though it would be foolish to put anything past Franklin. She was fifth in that event at the Olympics, but has spent the past year working diligently to improve her freestyle stroke. That was obvious in the 200 free. “We’re coming down the mountain now,” Franklin said. “This is what we prepared for, this kind of event through eight days. I’m really, really happy with my swim there. You kind of use each swim to motivate you for the next swim.”

Associated Press Writer CARLSBAD, California — Martina Hingis won in her return to the WTA Tour, teaming with Daniela Hantuchova for a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Julia Goerges and Darija Jurak on Wednesday in the Southern California Open. Hingis, the 32-year-old former West Classic on Sunday. The ‘Swiss competing was so much joy for me,” top-ranked singled player whose Miss’ has retired twice previously, Azarenka said. “I was really playing last tour match was September the first time in early 2003 at 22 and and happy to be doing something I 2007, consistently showed the deft the last time in November 2007. was training for. . . . I don’t think hands that made her a nine-time In singles, Ana Ivanovic ad- about it (injuries).” Grand Slam doubles champion vanced to the second round by beatIvanovic, who fired coach Nigel before a sparse crowd that gave ing defending champion Dominika Sears after her second-round loss her a warm ovation when she was Cibulkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. at Wimbledon, said she has been introduced. The seventh-seeded Ivanovic, working on “being consistent and Hingis didn’t touch the ball un- from Serbia, won nine of the final also working on that confidence til the fifth point of the match but 11 games. She used a strong ground part. It plays a big role. I felt like flashed her doubles talent when she game to overpower Cibulkova, the my game has been there at times hit a backhand volley right at Jurak Slovak coming off a victory Sunday but not my confidence.” for a point in the second game. “I in the Bank of the West Classic at Third-seeded Petra Kvitova of felt like I got more comfortable Stanford. the Czech Republic and fourth(after the first set), returning, serv“As soon as the draw came out I seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy had ing, everything,” she said. “For me, thought it was one of the toughest few problems in winning their mentally, I felt really good after first-round matches, especially be- opening matches after receiving that. The (first) service game of the ing a seeded player,” said Ivanovic, first-round byes. second set, after that game I was the former top-ranked singles player Kvitova advanced to the quarterlike, ‘I’m back to normal.’” and 2008 French Open champ. finals with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Hingis is scheduled to play “But I was really happy with my British teenager Laura Robson. doubles with Hantuchova in four performance.” The victory avenged Kvitova’s tournaments, including the U.S. Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of second-round loss to Robson at the Open. Belarus beat Italy’s Francesca Schi- Australian Open in January. Vinci “It was a great test for us and avone 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. beat American Bethanie Mattekbeing able to beat them the way we Azarenka was playing her first Sands 6-4. did, it just gives us a lot of hope for match since withdrawing from her In the late match, fifth-seeded the coming weeks,” Hantuchova second-round match at Wimbledon Sam Stosur of Australia beat Kasaid about beating the team that because of knee and hip injuries. zakhstan’s Sesil Karatantcheva 6-4, reached the final of the Bank of the “Just going on the court and 6-1 in the second round.

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Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, hits a return during her doubles tennis match against Germany’s Julia Goerges and Croatia’s Darija Jurak at the Southern California Open tennis tournament Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif.


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‘WWIII Queen’s speech’ script revealed

London - The Queen was expected to urge Britons to pray and remain united and resolute in the event of the “madness” of nuclear war, papers from 1983 show. The script for a hypothetical broadcast has the monarch describing the threat to the “brave country” as “greater” than any other in history.

It also mentions the Queen’s son Prince Andrew, growing family of the Commonwealth. then in the Royal Navy. The speech, devised by “Now, this madness of war is once more spreadWhitehall officials at one of the most fraught Cold ing through the world and our brave country War periods, was never must again prepare itself recorded. to survive against great The document, reodds. ‘Madness of war’ leased by the governPrince Andrew The ment under the 30-year speech includes a referAmong the other pieces of history released rule, was drawn up as ence to Prince Andrew, from the archives on Thursday were: part of a war-gaming then serving in the Royal exercise in the spring Navy Margaret Thatcher blocked a 21-year-old of 1983, which worked “I have never forgotWilliam Hague from a potential job as a Treasury through potential sceten the sorrow and the adviser, saying his appointment would be a “gimnarios. pride I felt as my sister mick” and could prove “an embarrassment” Although it was only a and I huddled around The then British PM secretly wanted the Army simulation, the text of the the nursery wireless set to move coal around the UK in the event of a minQueen’s address - written listening to my father’s ers’ strike as if broadcast at midday [George VI’s] inspiring Government officials considered deliberately on Friday 4 March 1983 words on that fateful day flooding Essex and Kent to prevent London be- seeks to prepare the in 1939 [at the start of the ing swamped by a tidal surge as it waited for the country for the ordeal of World War II]. Thames Barrier to be completed World War III. “Not for a single moThe UK sent a laser weapon designed to “dazThe script, which ment did I imagine that zle” Argentine pilots during the Falklands war starts off by referring to this solemn and awful duty A senior government official had urged Mrs the Queen’s traditionwould one day fall to me. Thatcher to seek out a fertile female panda for al Christmas address, “But whatever terrors lie London Zoo before a visit to China in 1982. reads: “The horrors in wait for us all, the qualities of war could not have that have helped to keep our seemed more remote as freedom intact twice already my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the during this sad century will once more be our strength.”

Luxury watch store robbed in French resort of Cannes

Armed men have robbed a luxury watch store in Cannes, days after gems worth 103m euros ($136m; £89m) were stolen from a hotel in the French resort. Two robbers threatened staff with a grenade and a gun before escaping with about 40 watches, AFP news agency reports. The value of the items stolen on Wednesday is not yet known. Sunday’s robbery at the nearby Carlton hotel was one of the biggest gem thefts in recent European history. The new robbery targeted a Kronometry store, opposite the town’s Palais des Festivals et des Congres building, which hosts the annual film festival.

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A man in a hat and sun glasses, who looked like a tourist, walked into the store with a grenade before bringing in his accomplice, who had a gun, the commercial broadcaster RTL reports. No shots were fired during the robbery, which occurred when three members of staff were in the store. The same Kronometry store was robbed of watches worth 1m euros in February. On Sunday, a lone robber broke through French doors at the Carlton hotel, wearing a mask and carrying a hand gun. He helped himself to diamond-encrusted watches, necklaces and earrings from an exhibition being held on the ground floor of the hotel, before fleeing on foot. The Carlton was previously robbed in August 1994, when gunmen burst into its jewellery store just as it was closing and made off with jewels then valued at 58m euros. The French Riviera resort is a magnet for celebrities, and in May two jewellery thefts hit the film festival itself. A necklace by Swiss jeweller De Grisogono, reportedly worth 1.9m euros, vanished after a celebrity party at a five-star hotel in the resort town of Cap d’Antibes. A week before, more than 777,000 euros worth of jewels were taken from the hotel room of an employee of exclusive Swiss jewellers Chopard.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has ordered tens of thousands of vaccine doses to protect people against the island’s first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. Health officials have strugg l e d t o c o n t a i n t h e Ta i w a n outbreak since July 17, when a ferret badger in the southern part of the island was confirmed as rabid. Since then, 17 more ferret badger cases have been confirmed, and the case of a rabid Asian house shrew reported Wednesday indicates the disease is jumping species. No humans or dogs have yet been involved in the outbreak. Health Minister Chiu-Wenta says the new human vaccine doses are expected to arrive Friday and will supplement some 3,000 in stock. Health workers have been vaccinating animals throughout Taiwan to try to control the outbreak. The island has some 40,000 animal-use dosages in stock, with an additional half

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INDONESIA Inflation at four-year high after fuel hike

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JAKARTA - Indonesia’s inflation hit its highest level in July since early 2009 after a fuel price hike and an increase in the cost of food during Ramadan, official data showed Thursday.

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An employee poses next to the Coronation Dress and Robe of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during a media preview of the exhibition “The Queen’s Coronation 1953” at Buckingham Palace in central London July 25, 2013.

Taiwan orders more human vaccine as rabies returns Associated Press Writer

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million expected by Aug. 20. At a government animal protection facility in the Taipei suburb of Xindian, dozens of anxious dog owners lined up to have their pets inoculated. The animals ranged from wellc o i ff e d p o o d l e s a n d F r e n c h bulldogs to street mongrels, their mouths covered with muzzles. Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in warm-blooded animals. It can spread from one species to another, usually through bites. If

untreated, it is fatal. Before last month, Taiwan’s last reported rabies case was in 1959. A dog bit a farmer, whose wife became infected after washing the farmer’s rabies-tainted clothing; the farmer himself did not contract the disease. Now, the only jurisdictions that world health officials consider rabies-free are Iceland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, and Guam.

The sharp rise to 8.61 percent onyear underscored the myriad risks facing Southeast Asia’s top economy, which is also battling slowing growth and a trade deficit. The consumer price index was at its highest level since January 2009 when it hit 9.17 percent, and rose from 5.90 percent in June. It also accelerated to 3.29 percent from a month earlier, the data from the Central Statistics Agency showed. Economists had been expecting a sharp increase after the government defied popular anger in June to hike fuel prices, with petrol going up by 44 percent and diesel by 22 percent.

As well as increasing the price of fuel for motorists, the hike pushed up the price of food due to the increased cost of moving goods. “Headline consumer price inflation exceeded all forecasts,” said Credit Suisse in a note. However, the bank added that “today’s numbers may well represent the peak in inflation”. Statistics agency official Sasmito Hadi also predicted inflation would likely ease in August. Shoppers splurging on delicacies during the holy month of Ramadan, which comes to an end on August 8 with the Eid holiday, contributed to strong rises in food prices. While many fast in daylight hours

during Ramadan in Muslim-majority Indonesia, they typically enjoy lavish feasts to break fast and stock up on expensive food for Eid. The country’s trade deficit also widened to $850 million in June from $590 million in May as weak global demand weighed on exports, the agency said. The central bank has hiked the benchmark interest rate at its past two meetings by a total of 75 basis points to 6.50 percent as it seeks to keep inflation in check. It is also trying to shore up the rupiah which plummeted after investors pulled money out of Indonesia due to fears the United States might cut back its huge stimulus programme.

DBS drops bid for Bank Danamon

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SINGAPORE - Singapore banking giant DBS Group said Wednesday it would allow its $6.5 billion bid for Bank Danamon to lapse, effectively dropping its quest to buy the Indonesian lender. DBS said in a statement it would allow the offer to expire as scheduled on Thursday. The decision by Southeast Asia’s biggest bank came after Indonesian regulators restricted the stake it could have bought to 40 percent, instead of DBS’s original aim of purchasing a controlling stake. “We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the regulators in Indonesia and Singapore for giving the transaction due consideration,” said DBS Group chief executive Piyush Gupta. “We are positive about Indonesia’s long-term potential, and will continue to grow our DBS Indonesia franchise, while remaining open to opportunities as they arise,” he said in a statement. “In all that we do, DBS is committed to financial discipline and shareholder value creation.” DBS announced in April last year its bid to buy a total 99 percent stake in Bank Danamon for 66.4 trillion rupiah ($6.5 billion). This includes the 67.37 percent stake held by Asia Financial (Indonesia) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of

Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings. Indonesia’s central bank approved the offer after more than a year, but limited the stake DBS could buy to only 40 percent due to new ownership rules imposed after the bid was tabled. The central bank said it could allow DBS to increase the stake but asked for “reciprocity”, meaning that Singapore must also open its banking sector to Indonesian lenders. DBS in June agreed to extend by two months a deadline for its offer as Indonesian and Singapore regulators sorted out issues that delayed the deal. Some analysts said DBS’ decision underscored growing signs of protectionism in Indonesia which will dent investor perception of Southeast Asia’s biggest nation. Director of UOB Kay Hian Securities in Jakarta David Chang said the fall-through was “pretty bad news for investors”, who had been “watching the deal very closely” as a litmus test of the central bank’s attitude toward them. Chang told AFP in Jakarta that Indonesia had nothing to gain by preventing the deal. “It’s a sign of growing protectionism in Indonesia,” he said. “I think it’s the worst time for Indonesia to be doing it when the economy is weak, at a time when Indonesia is trying to attract more investment into the country.”

Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa, chief economist of Danareksa Research Institute, said that even if DBS wanted to reignite the deal, it would probably again collapse with the new central bank governor Agus Martowardojo at the helm. “Agus was once the CEO of Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri, and he was known to complain about not being able to access Singapore’s and Malaysia’s banking sectors, while they easily invested in Indonesia,” Sadewa told AFP. Sadewa, however, disagreed that the central bank’s action was a sign of increasing protectionism. “We are not backtracking toward a poor investment climate, but some at the central bank may have thought we were opening the market too early,” he said. “Before, foreigners could own up to 99 percent in Indonesian banks, yet some countries in the region did not open their market much at all, so the new policies create a more level playing field.” DBS had said that its move to acquire Bank Danamon is part of a strategy to expand its business in key regional growth areas, namely South Asia, Greater China and Southeast Asia. Bank Danamon currently ranks as Indonesia’s sixth largest bank by asset size, with over 3,300 branches and points of sales, according to the bank’s website.

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Muslim Rohingya asylum seekers sit on the defendant’s bench during their trial at a district court in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

14 Muslim Rohingya on trial for brawl in Indonesia Associated Press

MEDAN — A group of 14 Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar went on trial Wednesday after a deadly brawl at an Indonesian detention center left eight Buddhist fishermen from their country dead. The violence occurred April 5 in North Sumatra province, where more than 100 ethnic Rohingya asylum seekers — most intercepted off Indonesia’s coast after fleeing Myanmar in rickety boats — and 11 Buddhists from Myanmar accused of illegal fishing were being housed together. Eight Buddhists were killed, and 15 Muslim Rohingya were injured. Three other Buddhists escaped unharmed. The Rohingya men are being tried at Medan district court in North Sumatra province. Prosecutors charged them with collective assault and torturing, which carry a maximum sentence of 12 years. Police and the detention chief say the clash began after a Rohingya Muslim cleric and a fisherman got into a heated debate about religious violence that had erupted a few weeks earlier in central Myanmar. However, prosecutors told the court that the Rohingya were angered when a female asylum seeker was sexually harassed by the fishermen. Early this month the same court acquitted three Rohingya teenagers due to a lack of evidence of involvement in the violence. Boatloads of Rohingya have been arriving on Indonesia’s shores following a wave of religious violence in Myanmar, where they are considered illegal settlers from neighboring Bangladesh. Hundreds have been killed and more than 100,000 left homeless in clashes between Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists. The tensions have tested Myanmar’s reformist government as it attempts to institute political and economic liberalization after nearly half a century of harsh military rule.


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Sony returns to quarterly profit on cheap yen

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TOKYO — As a slew of big-name Japanese companies report improved quarterly earnings, one theme is taking the sheen off their rosy numbers: mainstay businesses are still struggling despite the perk from a weaker yen. The latest example came Thursday from Sony Corp. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company reported a 3.5 billion yen ($35 million) April-June profit, a reversal from the 24.6 billion yen loss it suffered the previous year. Sony also saw some improvement in its smartphone and entertainment businesses. But it still had plenty of areas where it was lagging,

such as digital cameras, video game machines and flat panel TVs. Its results would have been far different if it weren’t for the favorable exchange rate. A weak yen boosts the earnings of Japanese exporters, although Sony has been trying to reduce its vulnerability to exchange rate fluctuations in recent years when the yen was high.

Quarterly sales jumped 13 percent to 1.71 trillion yen ($17 billion). But they would have slipped 3 percent if it weren’t for the declining yen, the Tokyobased company said. In its electronics unit, Sony gained 19 billion yen ($190 million) in operating profit from a cheap yen. Other Japanese companies whose earnings fared better largely on a cheap

yen included video-game maker Nintendo Co., automaker Honda Motor Co. and Sony’s domestic archrival Panasonic Corp. Their test lies in how they hold up in global competition — even without the benefits of a cheap yen. Daniel Loeb, a U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc., sparked a rise in Sony’s share price by proposing a spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division. He says the money should be used strengthen Sony’s ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony has said it is consid-

ering the proposal from Third Point hedge fund, led by activist investor and billionaire Loeb, but it has also asked for more time to look at all sides. Sony shares have risen after the Loeb proposal. Also helping Sony’s bottom line for the latest quarter was its financial business, such as insurance, because of a recent recovery in the Japanese stock market, it said. Sony, which makes the PlayStation 3 game machaine and Walkman portable recorder, has suffered declining fortunes for several years. It got slammed in portable digital players by

the iPod and iPhone from Apple Inc. and intense competition from powerful South Korean rival Samsung Electronics Co. has also taken its toll. Sony sank to record losses for the fiscal year ended March 2012 — the worst result in its more than six decade corporate history. Sony kept its profit forecast for the full fiscal year unchanged at 50 billion yen ($500 million), but raised its sales forecast slightly to 7.9 trillion yen ($79 billion) from the 7.5 trillion ($75 trillion) it projected in May.

Yahoo snaps up e-commerce app startup Agence France-Presse SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo on Wednesday said it bought e-commerce platform start-up Lexity, racking up its 20th acquisition since Marissa Mayer became chief last year. Yahoo did not disclose the financial terms of the deal to buy Lexity, a four-year-old company specializing in software applications that help small businesses attract and service customers. Lexity, founded by former Yahoo employee Amit Kumar, boasts tens of thousands of clients spread across 114 countries. “We’ve been humbled by the overwhelming positive response,” Kumar and his team said in a blog post. “We are excited to join forces with Yahoo and to continue building on our vision.” Lexity applications will continue to operate as independent offerings. “We will continue to support the current platform, the Lexity Live app, existing customers, and third party apps and developers,” Yahoo said. “In the near future, we plan to integrate the service with the Yahoo Small Business offering.” The acquisition continues a

shopping spree launched after Mayer became chief of Yahoo a year ago. Yahoo’s growing list of acquisitions includes Qwiki, a New York operation behind an application that converts video and pictures on iPhones into sharable movie clips complete with music soundtracks. Yahoo has also bought Xobni, a startup behind tools for better managing contact lists and email inboxes, and Bignoggins Productions, a one-person operation specializing in fantasy sports applications for iPhones. Yahoo in June completed a billion-dollar deal taking over the popular blogging platform Tumblr, a move aimed at bringing more youthful users into the company’s orbit. Since former Google executive Mayer became chief at Yahoo, the company has snapped up an array of startups including GhostBird, Alike, Stamped, Snip.it, and a Summly application built by a British teen. Mayer’s plan for reviving the fortunes of the faded Internet pioneer includes making priorities of mobile devices, video, personalized digital content, and elevating the company’s popularity outside the United States.

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This Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo on Wednesday said it bought e-commerce platform start-up Lexity, racking up its 20th acquisition since Marissa Mayer became chief last year.

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Dozens of barong effigies show off their agility Bali Post GIANYAR - Dozens of bapang barong dancers from various regions in Bali showed off their agility in the Tenggaling Pengukur-ukuran Dalem Temple at Singapadu, Monday night (Jul 29). The bapang barong dancers from Klungkung, Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan and Gianyar with the age limit of 15-25 years showed off their skill in the bapang barong dance. Chairman of the Committee, Kadek Nova Prasetya, said the competition lasting for two days was organized for the second time after 2011. It was intended to preserve the Balinese culture as well as explore and revitalize the Barong Ketet dance style from each county. The competition was expected to increase the appreciation of Balinese people, especially the younger generation on the Bebarongan art,” he said. Participants of the Barong Dance competition were Barong Ketet troupes from the counties across Bali with the age limit of 15-25 years. It was attended by 22 participants from Klungkung, Badung, Denpasar, Tabanan and Gianyar. Subject matters featured in the competition were the Bapang Barong Ketet and Makendang Barong Ketet with aspects of assessment like technical skills, performance structure, complexity, creativity, costumes, movement inspiration, musical inspiration, dance and gamelan music compactness and the integrity of the appearance. Duration of each performance was limited to 10-15 minutes and assessed by 5 members of jury panel having a wealth of experience in the Barong Dance and playing drum (makendang). Chief of Sengguan hamlet, Nyoman Sudiarta, added that so far Singapadu village had been famous for the barong making and had graduated many barong dancers becoming the hallmark of Balinese culture. He expected to attract more participants next year and could bring new artists among the young generation of Gianyar in particular and Bali in general. “The competition is expected to improve the quality of Barong Ketet Dancers and share the ideas and experience among the artists so as to foster their solidarity,” he explained. The barong competition coincided with the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the Taruna Yasa youth club of Sengguan hamlet, Singapadu, Gianyar, falling on August 1, 2013. The competition was opened by the Regent of Gianyar, Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata, marked with the chiming of the head of barong effigy. The show also drew many tourists. “This contest is expected to motivate the artists of younger generation so that they will be more creative and not leaving the norms inherited,” said Agung Bharata. (kmb16)

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A tourist picked souvenir from a street vendor at one of tourism objects in Bali Island. The presence of street vendors makes the tourist resort of Kintamani removed from the list of tourist visits, especially for Chinese tourists. It was triggered by the presence of street vendors in the area of the nature tourism that interfered with the comfort of tourists.

Chinese travel agency strikeouts Kintamani from tour list

Bali Post DENPASAR - The presence of street vendors makes the tourist resort of Kintamani removed from the list of tourist visits, especially for Chinese tourists. It was triggered by the presence of street vendors in the area of the nature tourism that interfered with the comfort of tourists.

“Before the 1990s, the region (Kintamani—Ed) was included in the tour package of tourists, especially Chinese tourists. However, right now the travel agency does not include the tourist attraction in the itinerary of their tour package due to the presence of street vendors,” said Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agency (ASITA), Ketut Ardana, in Denpasar. According to him, a lot of negative things were experienced by tourists when visiting Kintamani related to the behavior of tourism stakeholders, including the individuals that blackmailed IBP/Agung Dharmada guests. Likewise, the street Dozens of bapang barong dancers from various re- vendors were constantly gions in Bali showed off their agility in the Tenggal- pursuing guests in order to ing Pengukur-ukuran Dalem Temple at Singapadu, purchase their goods. “Until now, some of the totally Monday night (Jul 29).

370 travel agencies bringing in tourists to Bali do no longer sell the Kintamani tour package. It is based on the repeated reports on the violence experienced by tourists,” he said. He hoped the Bangli County government immediately made arrangements in the region to restore the image of tourism in the eyes of foreign tourists. “If Bangli County has made improvements in Kintamani, ASITA will be ready to invite the representatives of travel agencies in Bali through each division to review the condition of Kintamani including the area of Mount Batur Geopark,” he said. He said the improvement and management of the reg i o n w o u l d m a k e t r ave l agencies and tourists to re-

consider Kintamani tourist attractions. Bangli County should arrange the existence of street vendors, so that the beauties of Mount Batur Geopark and Lake Batur could draw more and more tourist arrivals. Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) Bali, Bagus Sudibya, on that occasion requested the Bangli government to immediately make any arrangement against the street vendors. “Indeed, to organize the street vendors are required a clear rule such as the making of regional bylaw on street vendors,” he suggested. He asserted the blackmail practice and the sale of goods by force to tourists should no longer be allowed to happen in Kintamani.

Street vendors that made a living in the region needed to be educated in order they no longer committed violence that could interfere with the comfort of tourists spending holidays in Kintamani. “To facilitate supervision, the street vendors must also be licensed. The licensed street vendors will be easily controlled by the government and by the fellow licensed street vendors,” he said. Responding to the complaints among the tourism businesspeople, the regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, promised to make re-arrangement and improve the mindset of Kintamani people about tourism. “The people of Kintamani have started to realize the importance of tourism sector to sustain their economy. It includes the street vendors that have been constantly nurtured so they no longer commit violence and disturb the comfort of tourists,” he exclaimed. (kmb27)


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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy admits ‘mistake’ over scandal

The Telaga Tunjung Dam at Timpag village, Kerambitan subdistrict, Tabanan

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Dam water sucked by Municipal Waterworks

Allocation for farmer irrigation diminishes

UTILIZATION of the dam water by Municipality Waterworks (PDAM) has become a prolonged polemic hitting farmers in Tabanan. Due to sharing with the waterworks, the presence of Telaga Tunjung Dam at Timpag village, Kerambitan subdistrict, even does not have a positive impact. In contrast, the water supply to local rice fields remains inadequate, especially in dry season whereas the dam ideally becomes the main support for water supply of farmers. Criticism against the dam water utilization for waterworks facilities was highlighted again by a member of the Budget Committee of the Tabanan House, Ketut Loka Antara, Wednesday (Jul 31). This Golkar politician confirmed that his party had long protested against the utilization of the dam water by the Municipal Waterworks. The impact was widely complained by farmers, especially those in the flow of the dam. “A long time ago, we have filed a protest against the utilization of the dam water by the Municipal

Waterworks. As a result, the water discharge to farmers stays minimal, although there has been a dam,” he protested. According Loka, the dam was ideally focused on water supply for farming. In reality, the presence of the dam did not have a beneficial impact on farmers. “The water is even sucked for the service of Municipal Waterworks. Then, farmers only get a few supplies,” he protested again. Loka said the dam should not be forced to supply the clean water service. In other words, when the

dam water supply was not enough, it was ideally no longer be used for the Municipal Waterworks. As an impact, the farmers were even becoming the victim. In dry season, they could not enjoy the dam water maximally because they had to share with the Municipal Waterworks. He did not dismiss that Tabanan community needed the supply of clean water from the waterworks services. However, the county government as the owner of the Municipal Waterworks should find out a solution for the clean water supply

Five villas at Perancak problematic Negara (Bali Post)— Five villas at Perancak village are still problematic with licensing. Even, some of them have not even had Building Permit (IMB), but they have established a building. Not long ago, the Jembrana Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) has checked five of twelve villas

or buildings recorded to remain problematic with licensing. The Head of Jembrana Public Order Officer, I Putu Widarta, said on Wednesday (Jul 31) amidst the futsal competition in a series of the anniversary of Negara town that the 12 villas and buildings recommended to be checked, five of which were

problematic. They were related to disturbance permit (HO) and principle permit that had not been renewed and the building was inappropriate with design in the Building Permit (IMB), even one of the buildings had no Building Permit at all. Widarta said that based on the checking, at Villa 1 Perancak oc-

issue. One of them was by looking for new springs or creating underground wells. “Right now, about 10 percent of the dam water discharge is drained to Municipal Waterworks,” he affirmed. Actually, the dam was the main water supply for farmers. Loka also recognized if the dam was also functioned to provide water supply. However, he hoped the county government could see the realities in the field. Virtually the majority of farmers in the downstream of the dam tended to rely on their farmland irrigation from the dam and rainwater supply. Such condition, he said, often made farmers disappointed. During dry season, the dam could not provide abundant water supply. Division Head of Service of the

Tabanan Municipal Waterworks, Astika Sapanca, explained the use of dam water to the pipe of Municipal Waterworks had been through a contract agreement. “From the beginning, there has been an agreement with the community and the government, especially with Bali government,” he explained some time ago. According to him, the use of dam water was solely for the provision of clean water for the people of Tabanan. Moreover, he said, the Telaga Tunjung Dam was built for three functions, respectively for irrigation, tourist object and water supply. He added the amount of water flowing into the pipe of the Municipal Waterworks was not too large compared to the supply stored in the dam. (udi)

curred a building that was not appropriate with the design. “The design does not match with the building constructed, there is an additional building at the location,” he explained. Meanwhile, the other villas were also mentioned to have not renewed the business license. Necessarily, the license should be re-renewed. Villa 33 was highlighted because it was located near the coastal

borderline. Results of the checking would be presented at the next judiciary meeting. The meeting would involve a team from Police authority and the District Attorney to discuss about further measure to be taken. When asked about the sanctions, he said it would refer to the results of judiciary meeting. The most severe was demolition if the owner remained stubborn. (kmb26)

Madrid - Embattled Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted to MPs that he made a “mistake” in trusting a disgraced former colleague. But he told MPs claims he was corrupt were “lies and manipulations”, and again defied calls for his resignation. Mr Rajoy is appearing in parliament to answer claims over illegal payments from a slush fund run by the Popular Party’s ex-treasurer, Luis Barcenas. The claims sparked widespread anger and anti-government protests. Revelations of apparent corruption have touched a nerve in Spain, hit by a double-dip recession and high unemployment. Clashes erupted between anti-government protesters and police in midJuly after more than 1,000 people gathered outside the Partido Popular (Popular Party, PP) headquarters calling on the government to quit. ‘Lies and manipulations’ Mr Rajoy appeared before MPs after threats of a no-confidence vote. In opening remarks, he said he was appearing to rebuff the “lies, manipulations and malicious insinuations encouraged by certain political leaders” over the scandal. The prime minister was in combative mood as he addressed the members of parliament. He flatly denied any wrongdoing and accused the political opposition of treating parliament “like a courthouse”. But to the surprise of many, he did discuss the Barcenas scandal in some detail and in telling the chamber “I made a mistake”, he presented himself as the victim of gross deceit by his party’s former treasurer. Mr Rajoy was frequently applauded by his own party as he spoke, but during a tense and sometimes rowdy debate, the opposition barracked many of his declarations. It was an unusually forthright performance by the prime minister, who is not known for his abilities as a public speaker. His Popular Party’s congressional majority means that for the moment, at least, he should be able to survive this political crisis. But with most Spaniards doubting his version of events prior to the congressional appearance, it may not be enough to win over public opinion. He suggested that the Spanish economy was beginning to recover from years of crisis, and expressed concern that a continued focus on the scandal was damaging Spain’s image. For the first time, he admitted making a mistake by putting trust “in someone who we now know did not deserve it”. But he denied “committing the criminal offence of covering up for someone who is alleged to be guilty”. Mr Barcenas is in custody while being investigated over other corruption allegations. Mr Rajoy repeated that he would not resign, and said Spaniards should await the outcome of judicial investigations into the affair. “Justice will show there was nothing illegal in my own behaviour or that of my party,” he said. In response, the leader of the country’s main opposition Socialist Party, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, said Mr Rajoy was not in the chamber to debate the state of the Spanish economy. He said it was Mr Rajoy’s “resistance” to answering parliament that was causing damage to Spain, and said the PP had won elections over 20 years on the back of a system of illegal financing.

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a Spanish Parliament session in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is surrounded by reporters at the ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Japan Deputy PM Taro Aso retracts Nazi comments

Tokyo - Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has retracted remarks suggesting that the country could learn from Nazi Germany’s constitutional reform. Mr Aso said on Monday Japan could “learn the technique” Nazi Germany used to change the Weimar constitution. The remarks come amid debate in Japan over its pacifist constitution, which restricts the military to a self-defence role. Mr Aso’s comments drew criticism from neighbouring China and South Korea. “I retract my remarks in which I cited the Nazis as an example, as it has ended up leading to misunderstanding,” Mr Aso, who is also finance minister and a former prime minister, told reporters on Thursday. “It is clear from all my remarks that I have an extremely negative view of the events involving the Nazis and the Weimar constitution.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters: “I want to make it clear that the [Prime Minister Shinzo] Abe cabinet will never view the Nazi government positively”. Cho Tai-young South Korean foreign ministry spokesman On Monday, Mr Aso had said in a speech that: “The German Wei-

mar constitution changed, without being noticed, to the Nazi German constitution. Why don’t we learn from their tactics?” In 1933 after a fire burned down the German parliament, Adolf Hitler, who was chancellor at the time, and President Paul von Hindenburg enforced a state of emergency, suspending civic freedoms guaranteed by the constitution. Hitler then successfully passed the Enabling Act, which meant he could pass laws without consulting parliament - a move viewed as crucial to consolidating his grip “The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes... land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained” Article 9, Japanese constitution

on power. Retracting the remarks on Thursday, Mr Aso said he highlighted the case as “as a bad example of changes made without a substantial debate or understanding by the citizens”. In response to Mr Aso’s Monday speech, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that Mr Aso’s comments had alarmed Japan’s neighbours, state-run news agency Xinhua reported. “We demand the Japanese side reflect on its history, fulfil its commitments on historical issues and win the trust of Asian neighbours and the international community through concrete actions,” Mr Hong said. South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai-young said the “remarks definitely hurt many people”. “It is clear what such comments on the [Nazi] regime mean to people of the time and to those who [suffered] from Japan’s imperialistic invasion”, he said.


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Rihanna wins case against UK retailer Topshop Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Pop singer Rihanna has won a court case in Britain against retailer Topshop, which was selling T-shirts bearing her image without permission. High Court Justice Colin Birss ruled in favor of the singer on Wednesday, saying buyers were likely deceived by believing Rihanna had authorized its sale.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 file photo, singer, songwriter Rihanna performs at “Le Sporting” in Monaco during her “Diamonds World Tour”.

“I am quite satisfied that many fans of Rihanna regard her endorsement as important,” the judge said in his ruling. “She is their style icon. Many will buy a product because they think she has approved of it. Others will wish to buy it because of the value of the perceived authorization itself. In both cases they will have been deceived.” Birss also said the sales caused a loss of control over Rihanna’s reputation in the fashion realm, where the singer has been trying to carve out a name as a designer. She has a clothing line in her name at a rival store. The shirts were first sold as the “Rihanna Tank.” After her

complaints, they were sold as being the “Headscarf Girl Tank” and the “Icon Tank.” Topshop’s owner, Arcadia Group Brands Ltd., had argued that Rihanna was seeking legal recognition for a flawed assumption that only a celebrity could market a product bearing his or her image. Topshop said it was surprised and disappointed by the ruling and was considering an appeal. “There was no intention by Topshop to create the appearance of an endorsement or promotion,” it said in a statement. “We do not believe it conveyed any false message to our customers.” The judge did not make an assessment of damages in his ruling.

Gold-tiled pool and frescoes: inside Versace’s former Miami mansion

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Walking into the opulent, Mediterranean-style mansion once owned by innovative fashion designer Gianni Versace is a step back into the early 1990s when energy and money began pouring into the renaissance of Miami’s South Beach. Past the ivy-covered gates on Ocean Drive, the 1930s mansion is an expression of the designer’s personal style and lust for excess that made it and South Beach a magnet for the creative, artistic and jet set. “It helped create that early essence,” said Michael Capponi, a nightclub promoter who threw parties at Versace’s villa in its glory days. “It was the defining house of the era.” As lawyers and realtors scramble to prepare the estate for a Sept. 17 auction, they opened its doors to a group of reporters and photographers, offering a rare glimpse inside the 10-bedroom, 23,000-square-foot (2,135-squaremetre) mansion. After Versace was gunned down at the mansion’s entrance gate in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, telecom magnate Peter Loftin bought the property and turned it into a boutique hotel. Loftin is now facing bankruptcy and has been trying to sell the house for more than a year. Known as Casa Casuarina, it was initially listed for $125 million. The

asking price was recently cut to $75 million, with bids to start at $25 million, according to Fisher Auction Co. Versace bought the mansion in 1992 for $2.9 million and spent $33 million to create a marble-and-fresco-covered palace, complete with 54-foot (16.5-metre) pool of black marble mozaic tiles inlaid with 24-carat gold. The snake-haired Medusa head, Versace’s logo, is on display throughout the house. His over-the-top decor - as displayed in his former bedroom where a sprawling, double king-sized bed is flanked by paintings of Grecian, nymph-like characters playing lyres under palm trees - came to be emblematic of South Beach’s new over-the-top lifestyle. Before Versace bought the threestory mansion, South Beach, the lower section of Miami Beach, was “pretty much a slum,” said Tony Magaldi, a co-owner of the News Cafe on Ocean Drive, where Versace was a regular when he was in town. Ocean Drive’s bright pink and pastel-blue Art Deco hotels, which now exude glamor and luxury, sat in disrepair when Versace arrived. “He found Miami Beach when he was delayed on the way to the airport on the way to Havana and fell in love with it, no matter how neglected,” said Tara Solomon, a South Beach public relations maven and event organizer who wrote a newspaper column “Queen of the Night” in the 1990s.

Milton Greene slides of Marilyn, others snag $1.8M

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of negatives of Marilyn Monroe and other stars by celebrity photographer Milton Greene have sold at auction for $1.8 million. The archive includes 3,700 negatives and slides of Marilyn Monroe. All the material was sold with copyright. Profiles in History auction house says the highlights included a collection of color transparencies of the Hollywood siren with Laurence Olivier from the movie “The Prince and the Showgirl.” It sold for $42,000. A group of transparencies of Monroe from the movie “Bus Stop” fetched $39,000. The seller is a U.S. photography collector who purchased the archive 10 years ago. The items came from the Greene estate. The buyers weren’t identified. Like his contemporaries Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Greene is credited with elevating fashion photography to fine art.

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Promote agricultural sector

Local government shows half-hearted commitment Bali Post

DENPASAR - Condition of the agricultural sector in Bali is increasingly eroded by the rapid development of tourist accommodation. Foreign investors are more interested in investing in trade, hotel and restaurant rather than in the sectors absorbing dominant employment. Such inequality is also reflected on the total actual foreign investment (PMA) in the first quarter of 2013 reaching USD 11.1425 million predominantly absorbed in the tertiary sector. In contrast, the primary sector, namely the agriculture is not touched by investors. A lecturer from the Udayana University, Prof. Dr. I Made Kembar Sri Budhi, considered it inseparable from the commitment of local governments in advancing the agricultural sector that was still half-hearted. “Commitment of the government expected to conduct a comprehensive development is still lacking, so that the gap between the sectors continues to happen,” said Kembar Sri Budhi. According to him, balanced investment was the investment that was not uniformly focused on a single sector. As found in some developing countries, the investment was originated from primary sector followed by secondary and tertiary sector. “In Bali, there is a surge of uneven investment where the primary sector should be developed in advance, but it is even addressed to secondary and tertiary sectors. Inevitably, the government’s commitment must decisively direct the investors,” he said. Higher realization of foreign investment (PMA) and domestic investment (PMDN) reaching IDR

2.049 trillion in the first quarter of 2013 was also alleged by Kembar Sri Budhi to be dominated by capital-intensive investment. This kind of investment tended to result in no multiplier effect to reduction in the number of unemployment rate as it absorbed fewer labors. “Most investments occurred today belongs to capital intensive. In other words, they are less labor-intensive, even the capital owners enjoyed relatively larger benefits from the capital they invested,” he said. Kembar Sri Budhi also said earlier that domination of the outsiders or foreigners in the tertiary sector would raise the market monopoly, so that Balinese people would just become a spectator. “Just imagine that tourists coming to Bali are handled directly from the upstream to downstream area by travel agencies in their country that open business in Bali. Then, what can local people get from such kind of business? So, it’s not wrong if Bali is said to get the garbage only,” he said. According to him, such conditions were inseparable from the

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Condition of the agricultural sector in Bali is increasingly eroded by the rapid development of tourist accommodation. Foreign investors are more interested in investing in trade, hotel and restaurant rather than in the sectors absorbing dominant employment. government policy in regulating the outside or foreign investment coming to Bali. So, the investments that should bring in a multiplier effect even eliminated the local entrepreneurs. “Bali absolutely needs investment in enhancing the macro economy. However, the government should sort out every investment license issued whether

it does not harm the environment, the economy and other local communities,” he said. He added the investment was theoretically very important as the main driving force of development and long-term economic growth. Without investment, the long-term economic growth could not be achieved. “The

investors wishing to invest in Bali should give assurance about their commitment to include local businesspeople. As a result, the presence of investors will not harm Balinese people doubling as the owner of the tourist attraction. And, it is the task of the government as the policy holder,” he said. (kmb27)

Benoa Harbor ready to serve passengers of Eid homecoming

Bali Post

AP Photo/Milton H. Greene

In this photo provided by Profiles in History, July 9, 2013, is a 1964 portrait of Barbra Streisand by fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene.

DENPASAR - A few days before the Eid homecoming, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III of Benoa Branch attempted to prepare and anticipate the surge of passenger related to the next Eid. Even, the Benoa Harbor had made coordination with PT Indonesian National Shipping (Pelni) and related agencies before the Eid 2013 either in the preparation of the transport service or other facilities. It was revealed by General Manager of PT Pelindo III Benoa, Prasetyo, when met in Denpasar. Further, he explained that Pelindo Benoa would prepare facilities and infrastructure related to the arrival of passengers using the sea transport mode for their homecoming. According to him, PT Pelindo Benoa had also built a monitoring post to strictly secure the harbor area and Bali in general, especially for passengers that would be leaving the island and coming into Bali. The integrated service post was a cross-sector involving Police Authority, Pelindo, Marine Police, Indonesian National Shipping and several

other sectors. By and large, the Benoa Harbor served as a transit point where many travelers coming from eastern Indonesia would be traveling to Java and Sumatra and Kalimantan. Related to the estimation of the number of homecoming passengers through the Benoa Harbor, according to Prasetyo, it resembled to the previous years where there would be no surge of passengers through Benoa Harbor ahead of the Eid because the vessel served the eastern region. “For this Eid, we estimate the vessel passenger will be normal or there will be no significant increase. Passengers to eastern Indonesia will show a surge ahead of Christmas and New Year,” he explained. Nevertheless, said Prasetyo, PT Pelni would provide two units of vessel to transport passengers. Meanwhile, the departure schedule of the vessel would be informed later on. “After making cross-agency coordination, PT Pelni is ready to prepare the vessel and open integrated service post for five days before and five days after the Eid,” he concluded. (kmb29)

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A few days before the Eid homecoming, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III of Benoa Branch attempted to prepare and anticipate the surge of passenger related to the next Eid.


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Dry season, residents in arid regions still face water crisis

The Bamboo weavers is seen on the picture.

Harvest season Bamboo weavers shift to work as clove pickers

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APPARENTLY the earning as bamboo weaver is less than that of a clove picker. As evidence, the bamboo artisans at a number of villages in Banjar subdistrict begin to leave their profession as bamboo weaver and are abuzz to become clove pickers along the clove season this year. An artisan, Ketut Sujana, when met at his business premises on Wednesday (Jul 31) said that since the clove and coffee harvest season began last July a lot of artisans stopped weaving. The weavers preferred to be clove or coffee pickers than working on the bamboo weaving orders given by wholesalers. For this condition, Sujana admitted to be unable to do much. Actually, the orders from buyers and woven crafts art shop owners outside the county continued to arrive. “We cannot do much because there are no workers, so that the orders must be worked on by the remaining workers,” he said. According to Sujana, when the clove and coffee harvest season arrived every year, many weavers shifted their professions. He himself did not know exactly why their workers shifted to cloves or coffee pickers. In terms of payment for their work, both professions were not much different. Even, if the

order was on the rise, the weavers could earn a decent income. “The matter of income is not much different. Even, the salary of weaving is quite different from the other job. Anyhow, we cannot hold our weavers from quitting,” he explained. On the other hand, a weaver told that his weaving skill indeed brought in income for his family. However, the profession as a weaver was only taken at certain season. He gave an example, when the coffee or clove harvest had not started he preferred to be a bamboo weaver. Then, after the clove and coffee harvest arrived, he stopped weaving bamboo and shifted to pick cloves. One of the considerations to work as clove and coffee picker was that he could get the payment on the same day. Meanwhile, when weaving bamboo, he might not get the payment within a week before the order could be finished. In addition, as a clove or coffee picker

he could earn IDR 80,000 per day. “Picking coffee or clove can give me money faster, while beyond the harvest season, as right now, I am still weaving,” he said. Meanwhile, the Headman of Tigawasa, Banjar subdistrict, Made Murtika, when asked for his confirmation justified that bamboo weavers at his village had switched professions. He added that such condition only took place temporarily. No later than one month ahead, the weavers shifting profession would re-weave. Besides, he did not dismiss if those shifting the profession wanted to get make more money than becoming a weaver. “It will only last temporarily, and at least one month later they will weave back. This phenomenon lasts every year,” said Murtika while adding although many artisans stopped weaving, the business having become the mainstay of Tigawasa would not close forever. (kmb)

In dry season, nearly all residents living in arid regions such as the villages in the hills and mountains of Karangasem remain to face clean water crisis. As in Kubu subdistrict, the residents in the mountain area of Ban hamlet stay in such clean water crisis. The problem rooted in the water reservoir project from the Bali government at Daya hamlet. According to Secretary of Ban village, Nengah Masa and the legislators from local village namely Gde Tamu Sugiantara and Nyoman Karya Kartika, it was ineffective. The water was not worth for consumption. Meanwhile, the pipeline project of Kesian spring at Daya hamlet spending the budget of nearly IDR 1 billion was not optimally enjoyed by all residents. Some of residents of Seraya Timur stayed to face clean water crisis. Similarly, residents at Butus, Tanah Aron, Nangka, Jungutan and a number of hamlets at Sebudi village and Pempatan Rendang were in the same boat. In order to meet the needs for clean water, residents should hold rainwater in a reservoir. Residents at a number of hamlets of Sebudi village like Badeg and surrounding areas including Sogra could not enjoy the water from Pasar Agung. The water pipe network had burst. Meanwhile, the geo membrane of the dam project funded by Bali government at Puragae also broke down, so that since it was completed the water ran thin. Meanwhile, so far the water pipeline project at Telaga Waja River could not have been enjoyed by residents that were facing clean water crisis in Karangasem. The project was merely laying pipes and building a reservoir. On the other hand, the Regent of Karangasem, I Wayan Geredeg, estimated that Karangasem residents could be free from clean water crisis in 2015. Then it would be attained if the pipeline project at Telaga Waja could be operated and the mountain residents could be assisted with rainwater collected from 12 ponds project. (bud)

Ahead of the Eid

Badung Police prepare security post Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Ahead of the Eid, the ranks of Badung Police set up security and service post in the Ketupat Agung Operation 2013. A number of posts would be established at a number of points in the jurisdiction of the Badung Police namely at the Mengwi Terminal and on Jalan Raya Sempidi, Mengwi, Badung. “There are two security and service posts prepared namely at Ubung Terminal and on Jalan Raya Sempidi, Mengwi, Badung, precisely in front of the Badung Civic Center,” said Unit Chief of Badung Police Traffic Affairs, M Joko Arif, Wednesday (Jul 31). He explained the establishment of the two posts had been discussed in the coordination meeting. Aside from setting up the post, his party also alerted dozens of personnel to secure the Eid. Security personnel, he said, would consist of the elements of Badung Police, Indonesian Army, Public Order Officer, Road Freight Traffic Agency, Health Agency and Fire Brigade. “They will be in charge of securing the homecoming route,” said the former Deputy Unit Chief of Traffic Affairs of the Denpasar Metro Police. During the Eid, his party would provide optimal services starting from the anticipation of security traffic flows and patrol of empty houses. The security also involved the elements of community. “We appeal to all the homecomers to be careful in driving along the journey,” appealed Arif. (kmb21)

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Outstanding hotel partner award for Amadea Resort

SEMINYAK - Amadea Resort & Villas is the proud recipient of an Outstanding Hotel Partner Award presented by Booking. The property was recognized for being an outstanding performer with consistent bookings throughout 2012. Booking.com is a world leader in booking accommodations online. The website is available in more than 40 languages and attracts visitors from both the leisure and business sectors globally. The award was received on behalf of Amadea by Sales Manager, Ms. Putu Purnama Aryanti. She comments, “Awards are not the only reason that we strive to do our best. Serving guests and anticipating their needs is always our main priority. However, if we do happen to win a few awards along the way in appreciation for our efforts, then this is certainly a motivating factor. Recognition in any form strengthens our commitment to ensuring that each and every guest has a great experience at Amadea.”

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Calendar Event for July 10 through August 10, 2013

10 Jul Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan - Pulasari Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba Kaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Tarokaja Taro Tegallalang 17 Jul Buda Paing Wayang Pura Dang Khayangan Dalem Dukuh Kuda Sekaan Bangli 20 Jul Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Bathara Ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Bathara Ratu Widyadari Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Bathara Ratu Allit lan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba Kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadya Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel klungkung Pura Pemerajan Agung Sulang Dawan Klungkung Pura Padharman Dinasti Dalem Sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Besakih ( Dalem Klungkung ) Pura Penataran dan Pasraman Kuta Rejo , Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura Jala Sidhi Amerta Juanda Surabaya 22 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa ApuanSusut-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 Luhur Candi Narmada Tanah Kilap Desa PemogaN Denpasar Selatan Pura Panca Tirta Sido Luhur Bakanheni Lampung Selatan Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula Buleleng 24 Jul Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Pengembungan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Jawa Banjar Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batupelang Kamasan klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kahyangan Penida Desa Sakti Nusa Penida

Pura Penataran Agung Anyar Liligundi Bebandem Karangasem 30 Jul Anggar Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Dalem Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat,Dalem Dukut, Puri Sukun Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Banjar Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Sukawati 31 Jul Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibangkaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar Pura Paiobon Dukuh Segening Serongga Kelod Gianyar 4 Aug Redite Kliwon Watugunung Pura Penataran Agung Mahagotra Tirta Harum Srisrengga Desa Nyalian Banjarangkan Klungkung 6 Aug Tilem Sasih Kasa Pura Dalem Seme Jawa Desa Kukuh Marga Tabanan 10 Aug Hari Raya Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas - Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Sayan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya - Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Kawitan Bendesa Aban Baturning Desa Mambal Abiansemal

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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Friday, August 2, 2013

Review: Bieber not in pop star form at concert Associated Press Writer

NEWARK, New Jersey — For all the negative publicity that’s surrounded Justin Bieber in recent months — the alleged drinking, smoking, spitting, fighting with a paparazzo and more — he entered the stage at the Prudential Center in angelic form: In all white, he descended to the center of the stage with wings on his sides as nearly 20,000 fans screamed at the top of their lungs. These girls had Bieber Fever, and they didn’t want to be cured. They cheered on the 19-year-old, who kicked off his Wednesday night concert with the high energy, electroflavored songs “All Around the World” and “Take You.” There were pyrotechnics bursting to match the tracks’ sparkle, fan-made signs in every row and lights beaming from the cell phones capturing pictures and video. Bieber didn’t have to move, and the arena would still have been in a frenzy. The pop star took advantage of that during his 90-minute concert. During the opening up-tempo numbers, he seemed to be lip syncing and his sluggish, lazy dancing didn’t match the oomph of the beats. Bieber was far better when he slowed things down, singing on grooves or mid-tempo tunes. But the multiplatinum singer is part of a group of contemporary acts who have a plethora of hits, but have not yet learned how to fully command onstage and truly connect with an audience. Bieber phoned in a good amount during his show; at some moments, he even appeared bored. He was clocking in — another day, another sold-out concert (Wednesday was Bieber’s second night at Prudential). When performing the hit “Beauty and a

Beat,” he couldn’t keep up with his background dancers. He was lip syncing again — much like a number of today’s pop stars when trying to keep up with decent choreography. Though talented, Bieber isn’t as good as Chris Brown, who also appears to lip sync but dances with clarity, precision and edge. During “She Don’t Like the Lights,” Bieber barely moved to the track’s futuristic beat (maybe it was the leather tights?) The Canadian singer was in better form when he sang R&B numbers and groovier jams instead of high-powered, dance-flavored tunes — much like his performance on his latest album, “Believe.” He impressed when he warmed up his vocals before singing the soft “Catching Feelings” and he offered a singer-songwriter vibe during “Fall,” where he also played guitar. While on the drums, Bieber was most natural, and during what feels like his life anthem — “Never Say Never” — he was confident as he sang the positive, inspirational lyrics to the crowd. The singer’s best effort was on “Die In Your Arms,” which samples Michael Jackson’s “We Got a Good Thing Going.” His vocals were crisp and his dance moves slick, as he and six background dancers paid tribute with the throwback performance.

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Lohan completes rehab stint; more therapy ordered Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan has completed her court-ordered stay in rehab and must continue therapy into late next year, a judge said Wednesday. The “Liz & Dick” star must meet with a therapist at least three times a week until November 2014, Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney said, following the treatment recommendation of Richard Taite, founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu, the rehab facility where Lohan was recently residing. Taite wrote Dabney a letter stating the need for Lohan to remain in therapy. “Our entire clinical team is in unanimous agreement that if these sessions are not required by the court and attendance verified once a month to ensure accountability, it is a setup for almost certain failure,” Taite wrote. The judge’s ruling calls for Lohan to receive 18 months of therapy and gives her credit for the three months of rehab that she has just completed. If the actress is traveling, she can meet with her therapist via videoconferencing software, the judge said. Lohan, 27, was not present

at the hearing meant to update Dabney on her progress. The actress remains on probation for a pair of cases involving the theft of a necklace and lying to police about driving.

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NGOs rallied against reclamation of Benoa Bay that will be conduct by investor. They are demanding Governor Bali to revoke the decree about reclamation of Benoa Bay.

Balinese people elements rallied

Urge Governor to evoke the reclamation plan Denpasar (Bali Post) -

Many elements of Bali such as students, NGO, academicians and even priests have uttered their objection on the letter published by Bali Governor regarding the reclamation plan. However, Governor Made Mangku Pastika is not willing to evoke the letter because he stated that there is nothing wrong with the letter. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File

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Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, Lindsay Lohan attends the Mr. Pink Ginseng launch party at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

For that reason, the elements of the Balinese people rallied on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. They rallied to force the governor to evoke the letter. In the letter stated the PT. TWBI is given the right to do reclamation on Benoa Bay. They protesters also brought posters

showing the effect of reclamation to Bali. According to some activists, the 834 hectare of reclamation will damage the environment such as abrasion in other places and affect the fishermen. It is also against the moratorium rule which is published by the governor himself. “We joined in Kekal Bali rejected the

reclamation in Benoa Bay. We also urge the governor to evoke the letter and don’t take the right of the people in Benoa,” said Era Sukmayanti who is also the Head of Unhi Student Association. The spokesman of the rally Suryadi Darmoko said that the letter number 2138/02-C/HK/2012 regarding the right to use and develop the water in Benoa Bay is given to PT TWBI since December 26, 2012. The weird thing is the Governor didn’t admit that he has published such letter. “Because of that the governor must apologize to Bali,” he added.

“The reclamation will threaten the life of Balinese people especially the one in the bay area. The will lost their source of income, that is way the reclamation must be prevented,’ Suryadi said. Musician also took part in the rally. The band Superman is Dead (SID) also rejected the reclamation plan. The one who was joining was Jerinx and Eka. “I rejected the plan. It has bad effect even though the governor said it is good for economy,” Jerinx said. He gave the example of the reclamation of Serangan Island which is given bad effect to the surrounding area. He urged everyone to reject the reclamation plan. (kmb29)


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