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Taylor Swift, One Direction top list of highest paid musicians -Forbes

NEW YORK - U.S. pop star Taylor Swift, boy band One Direction and British singer Adele were the highest paid musicians in the world this year, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. With earnings of $170 million from touring, recordings, endorsements and other income, Swift, 26, earned the title of 2016’s highest paid musician. She pulled in a gross total of more than $200 million on the North American portion of her “1989” world tour. The “Bad Blood” singer was followed by One Direction, the English-Irish pop band, which brought in $110 million, grossing $200 millionplus for its recent On The Road Again Tour. Members of the band include Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and, previously, Zayn Malik. Ranking third was “Hello” singer Adele, 28, with $80.5 million, her highest earnings total yet. Adele, whose album “25” was the biggest seller of 2015, enjoyed continued success with album sales this year and grossed millions per night for her arena shows. Madonna, whose recent “Rebel Heart” tour grossed $170 million, was fourth with $76.5 million, which pushed her career total on the road to $1.4 billion pretax, according to Forbes. Rounding out the top 10 were Barbados-born Rihanna, who earned $75 million, country star Garth Brooks ($70 million), veteran rock band AC/DC ($67.5 million), the Rolling Stones ($66.5 million), DJ Calvin Harris ($63 million) and music mogul Diddy ($62 million). (rtr)

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Foreign governments warn citizens about Indonesia protest

JAKARTA — Foreign governments are warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of a huge rally against the capital’s minority Christian governor. The United States, Japan and Australia issued advisories highlighting the possibility of Friday’s protest turning violent or the risk extremists could stage an attack. A related protest on Nov. 4 drew more than 100,000 people demanding the arrest of Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who is being prosecuted for blasphemy, a criminal offense in Muslim-majority Indonesia. After nightfall, hard-liners clashed with police, with one death and dozens injured. Security plans call for a heavy police and military presence and organizers have agreed to concentrate the rally around the national monument in the city to limit disruption.Labor unions demanding wage hikes are also expected to join the protest, which police say should disperse in the early afternoon following Friday prayers.

Japan’s foreign ministry said the rally could become a “rampage” and warned Japanese in Indonesia to stay away from Istiqlal Mosque, City Hall, the presidential palace and national monument, all of which are in close proximity. Security More than 100,000 Indonesians

are expected to rally on Friday to call for the arrest of the Christian governor of the capital, Jakarta, for alleged blasphemy, as police staged drills and prepared water cannon after violence at a protest last month. Authorities are hoping to avoid a repeat of Nov. 4 when one person killed and more than 100 wounded

in clashes with police during a similar rally led by hardline Islamists. Muslim groups accuse Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama of insulting the Koran, though they have pledged that Friday’s demonstration will be peaceful.. Police brought in water cannon and barbed wire to the site of the rally, a central Jakarta park, on Thursday. “We are expecting over 100,000 participants,” said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono. “There is enough security so the public need not worry. We hope everything will proceed according to the agreement with the protesters.” Indonesia has the world’s biggest Muslim population but recognises

six religions and is home to dozens of ethnic groups, some of which follow traditional beliefs. Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian, is being investigated over comments he made about his opponents’ use of the Koran in political campaigning. He has denied wrongdoing but apologised for the remarks. Continued to page 6

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Indonesian soldiers perform national flag -colored headbands during a military-sponsored interfaith rally held ahead of the planned Dec. 2 Muslim protest against Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Thousands of Indonesians have joined interfaith rallies around the country organized by the military in an attempt to demonstrate national unity as religious and racial tensions divide the world’s largest Muslim nation.


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No control in accommodation investment

Tourist visit indicates pseudo-increase

DENPASAR - The increase in tourist visit, especially foreign tourists, is awaited by the Bali tourism industry. However, the increase only is not enough, especially with the fact there is no control against the accommodation investment. The increase in foreign tourist visit of up to 24 percent seems false. This was conveyed by a member of Commission II of the Bali House of Representatives, A.A. Ngurah Adhi Ardhana, in Denpasar, Wednesday (Nov. 30). “Tourist arrival increases by geometric progression, while the number of accommodation increases arithmetically. Increased visits should be accompanied by firm and wise response for the sake of conduciveness of the tourism industry,” he said. Adhi Ardhana asserted that the growth of tourist accommodation must be controlled. On the other hand, the length of stay, room night of guests and the quality of visits should be improved. If these three elements have been carried out, then the impact of synergy will be felt by Balinese people. “The increase in the number of visits in the field is also factually accompanied by a decrease in the length of stay. Indeed, it is not solely the responsibility of the government, but also of the tourism industry and synergy of Bali in a single region of tourist destination,” added this PDI-P politician. He added with the scheme and right policies, it needs to be made a cluster concept in accordance with the function of each region. Southern Bali, for example, is

specifically intended for accommodation. Then, other regions of Bali are for tourist destination and supporting production. “Of course, it should be realized by the regions in accordance with their respective potential where they cannot stand alone and must work together,” he concluded. Deputy Chairman of the Bali House of Representatives, Nyoman Sugawa Korry, said that the increase in the number of tourist visit should be thankful although it also comes with concern as a result of the increasingly widening gap. According to him, this gap occurred due to infrastructural gap between Southern Bali and other regions of Bali. “The development of infrastructure connecting South Bali to North, East and West Bali should be accelerated. They include the shortcut of Denpasar-Singaraja and Denpasar-Gilimanuk, and if possible, the toll road between Denpasar and Singaraja as well as between Denpasar and Gilimanuk,” he said. Sugawa added that his commis-

sion also supports the realization of Banyuwangi-Lombok-NTT or Surabaya-Lombok-NTT sea toll to reduce the congestion in southern lanes. In the meantime, Chief of Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Bali Region, Causa Iman Karana, said that tourism industry is still the main driving force of Bali’s economy. Despite the trend of foreign tourist visit still shows an increase, there is a change in the structure of tourists so that they tend to diminish in terms of quality, both the spending of foreign tourists and the average length of

stay. “In addition, the growth of hotel development tending to be concentrated in South Bali region is also contributed to the decline in the hotel occupancy rate having forced hotel to apply a lower room rates. Thus, it encourages a tariff war,” he said. According to Causa, inequality of development between South Bali and other regions of Bali has been a challenge of its own in achieving inclusive and quality economic growth. The availability of supporting infrastructures, especially those related to connectivity, becomes

a formidable challenge amid the high cost of land acquisition in Bali. However, he observed this Island of One Thousand Temples still has a huge potential to build the economy. “Firstly, there are still many areas in North, West and East Bali that can potentially become a new tourist destination and made into the focus of tourism development. Secondly, the establishment of Bali as a tourism hub for eastern region has the potential for strengthening of Bali tourism revenue as well as supporting the development of national tourism,” he said. (kmb32)

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The tourists are watching the sunset in Uluwatu

Gap even increasingly wider

the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, in the FGD event at Legian, Kuta, Monday (Nov. 28). According to the man familiarly addressed as Cok Ace, indeed many foreign travelers thronged Badung. Afterwards, this condition is followed by Denpasar and Gianyar. In other words, Bali is only crowed in the southern region. Supposed that foreign travelers could be evenly distributed to the nine districts / municipality, the visit of foreign tourist this year targeted to reach 4.5 million can actually be

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considered small enough. “Overwhelming tourist visit in Badung results in problem of infrastructure, population and so forth. I think if these concerns are not addressed immediately they can bring in a problem for us. Bali is already like this, and then Kuta and Legian are already like this with their appeal. It’s impossible to be directed to elsewhere,” said this former regent of Gianyar. Chairman of the PHRI Badung, Rai Suryawijaya, said that he was happy with the increase in foreign tourist arrival up to 24 percent. Unfortunately, the addition of tourist

accommodation in Badung is actually higher than the foreign tourist arrival. Too large supply becomes a challenge because the average hotel occupancy is estimated to be not more than 65 percent by year-end. “In the past, we could enjoy 78 percent, but now we cannot. So, we recommend stopping the accommodation development especially in South Bali temporarily. Otherwise, this will lead to condition where tourism kills tourism,” he said. Chairman of the Tourism Research Consortium of the Udaya-

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Tourist visit to Bali increases 24 percent

DENPASAR - Data in the Ministry of Tourism indicate there is an increase in tourist arrivals to Bali by 24 percent. During the period of January-September 2015, foreign tourist visit reached 2.9 million. In the same period of this year it is recorded to reach 3.6 million. However, the increasing number of foreign tourist arrival is even considered to widen the gap among the regions in Bali. “This 24-percent increase will lead to wider gap among the regions. It has been visible right now, especially Badung, getting the highest benefits,” said Chairman of

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9:30AM-1PM Sunday Market @ Warung Sopa Jl. Sugriwas no36, Padang Tegal, Ubud na University, Agung Suryawan Wiranatha, saw a phenomenon related to the changing trend of investors coming to Bali in the past five years. The incoming investors are not tourism investors, but property investors. In terms of the target, it has also changed, so they no longer manage tourism but sell the property. “This causes the disruption in the accommodation. They (investors of property) are looking for property, build, build and build without thinking whether their hotel could be sold or not,” he explained. (kmb32)

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No officers, TPST Culik terminated

Rubbish piles up on principal roadside

AMLAPURA - Rubbish seems to become a major problem at Culik village, Abang. Since the integrated waste processing site (TPST) at Culik village no longer has employees and garbage truck, the operation of TPST Culik is temporarily stopped. This was announced by headman of Culik, Ida Nyoman Jaksa, at local village, Wednesday (Nov. 30).

PARIS - Models wearing spectacular lingerie creations wowed fashions’ glitterati on Wednesday night during the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris. The show merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment, according to the company website, and has been attracting well known models, celebrities and musical performers since its inception in 1996. California model Jasmine Tookes, who was

chosen to wear a $3 million jewel encrusted “Fantasy Bra”, told Reuters TV she was on edge before hitting the catwalk. “I was freaking out backstage,” she said. “I was so scared I would walk on the runway and start tearing up, but I kept it together.” Other models, known as Angels, wore the company’s large wings adorned in feathers, sequence and satin and included Kendall Jenner, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Adriana Lima.

Musical artists Lady Gaga, The Weekend and Bruno Mars performed on the runway during the show. The show was filmed and will air on Dec. 5 in more than 190 countries. The undergarment store was opened in 1977 in California by Roy Raymond and targeted men who felt uncomfortable buying lingerie for their wives and girlfriends in big department stores. (rtr)

After stopping the operation of the TPST, said Ida Nyoman, residents are asked to dispose of their rubbish to their own moor. Unfortunately, some people still dispose of their rubbish on roadside. The location on principle roadside of Amlapura-Singaraja is actually not used for landfill. It is also the brink of Batang River, while the TPST is located north of the river. As observation for a few weeks ago until Wednesday, the rubbish piles up on the roadside. In the meantime, the rubbish also mounts on the edge of a cliff next to it. The piling rubbish spreads stench in the vicinity. Ida Nyoman said that formerly the TPST was managed by villageowned enterprises (BUMDes) of Culik village chaired by Nengah Rundung and already ran for some time. At that time, the residents were willing to pay the waste management levy as much as IDR 5,000 per family. However, it only took

place for a few months. Lately, residents did not want to pay the waste management levy at all. Finally, the TPST employees resigned for getting nothing. Similarly there was no garbage truck. Formerly, residents put their rubbish in front of their house compound. When the TPST still operated, there were people acting nosy. A package of rubbish was filled with many improper things such as rocks, dog carcass or chicken carcass that exuded striking stench. “Finally, the TPST operation was stopped temporarily. All the employees resigned. They cannot help transporting, processing or sorting rubbish because there is no income. But residents still throw their rubbish on roadside near the bridge of Tukad Batang,” he said on the sidelines of receiving mourning guests of Ida Pedanda Istri Rai of Geria Jelantik who died few days ago. It is said that he will propose

the TPST operational fund in the parent rural budget and expenditure (RAPBDes). He will propose the purchase of a garbage truck. After having the rubbish truck, he will hire employees to manage the TPST. “Later on, the residents of Culik will be asked to make a commitment of cooperation with the TPST Culik. Residents must pay the cost of transportation and waste processing. We need to create and agree on the rules. Without clear rules and strict sanctions, everything will not run. If there will be people violating the agreement, they will be subject to sanctions,” he said. Based on the record, the former acting Regent of Karangasem Ida Bagus Ngurah Arda and the agencies of Karangasem ever came down to Culik village in the cleanup action. However, at that time a drain filled with rubbish was not addressed. Located strategically, Culik village has a market thronged by shoppers every day and is passed through by foreign travelers going to Amed, Jemeluk and surrounding areas as well as to Tulamben and Kubu. The presence of piling rubbish with stench on principal roadside gives an impression that

there is disruption in environmental sanitation. On the other hand, the Head of the Karangasem Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Made Suama, when contacted some time ago said that a number of TPST units in Karangasem do not operate. One of them is at Culik village.

He admitted it had only operated for some time because of a lot of obstacles whereas it has been given assistance by central government in the form of TPST development. Actually, the waste management and processing could benefit. “Actually rubbish can be transformed into money,” said Suama. (kmb)

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The rubbish piles up on the roadside at Culik village, Abang.

Rally of United Archipelago

Thousands of participants yell ‘free’

DENPASAR - The ‘Nusantara Bersatu’ (United Archipelago) rally held by the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command and colleagues at the Puputan Margarana Square Renon, Wednesday (Nov. 30) was successful. Thousands of participants put on red-and-white headbands while repeatedly yelling the word “free.” “It becomes a moment of affirmation on the importance of unity and respect to diversity. Sover-

eignty of Indonesia lies in the unity of the nation,” said Commander of the IX/Udayana Military Region, Kustanto Widiatmoko. According to him, any little gap can be closed if all the people are united as it was held yesterday. In addition, he attempted the measures for the affirmation of unity. Then, all people must continuously pray to God and believe that by the grace of God every problem can

be overcome. “We do it through interfaith event in the hope that God will bless us what we want and for the welfare of people of Indonesia,” he said. He confirmed that dissemination of issues and various things disrupting the tribute to diversity should be anticipated. “We always undertake early detection as what happens to other places,” said General Kustanto.

The rally was filled with several activities such as singing the Indonesia Raya or national anthem, reading poems, patriotic songs, dances and speeches by FKPD, religious leaders and youth as well as joint prayers with the six religions in Indonesia alternately. In addition, there was a red-and-white flag parade accompanied with typical dances of various regions and exhibition of military weapon system

including the armored car parade around the Renon Square. The officers attended the event included the Chief of Bali Police Sugeng Priyanto, Chairman of the Bali House of Representatives, representatives of government agencies, religious leaders, students, cultural organizations and other national components. It was targeted to be attended by approximately 13,000 people. (kmb36)

Magnitude of minimal regional wage 2017

BANGLI - Minimal district wages (UMK) of Bangli in 2017 will go up from this year. Nonetheless, the magnitude remains at the bottom when compared to other districts in Bali. In response to the increase, the district government will soon disseminate to the entire company. The Head of the Social and Manpower Agency, I Nengah Sukarta, said on Wednesday (Nov. 30) that under the rules of the Governor of Bali dated on November 18, 2016 No. 67/2016, the minimal district wage (UMK) of Bangli district in

Bangli ranked lowest in Bali

2017 amounts to IDR 1,957,734. It increased from this year only reaching IDR 1,808,350 million. “The SMEs always increase each year. It adjusts to the needs of community,” he explained. Determination of the district minimal wage, he said, was based on the formula in the Government Regulation No.78/2015 on the district minimum wage. The mechanism is adjusted to the inflation in national scale plus Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The result is multiplied by the amount of district minimal wage this year. “The

calculation has been in accordance with existing rules,” he said. Although there is an increase, the magnitude of wage in Bangli occupies the lowest position when compared to other districts. Buleleng sets at IDR 1,991,529, Klungkung (IDR 1,991,529,375), Tabanan (IDR 2,059,965), Jembrana (IDR 2,006,167), Karangasem (IDR 2,051,879), Gianyar (IDR 2,061,233), Denpasar (IDR 2,173,000) and Badung (IDR 2,299,311). “If seen, Bangli is indeed ranked lowest,” said Sukarta.

He has confidence the increase in the amount of minimal district wages will be difficult to be followed by the entire company. Reflecting from this year, of the 331 companies spreading throughout the subdistricts, only 20 percent of them have paid the employees’ salaries in accordance with the rules. “Indeed, seeing the amount of this year, it seems difficult to be followed by all employers. Nevertheless, we still disseminate and seek the salaries to be received by employees in compliant with the provisions,” he said.

He added that if there are companies being unable to pay the wage pursuant to the district minimal wage, they must be supported by clear reason and there is mutual agreement with its workforce to avoid any arising problems later on. “Now, the company’s revenue is still low, but there is an opportunity to rise in the future. Employees’ salaries can be adjusted to the UMK from now on, but the payment can be deferred. We will monitor this matter continuously,” he concluded. (kmb45)


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Bali property increasingly better in 2017

Mandiri targets 15-percent growth

DENPASAR - Sales of properties on the Island of Bali is expected to be getting better next year following the release of a number of policies by central government such as facilitation of loan to value (LTV) and a reduction in the BI’s interest rate. Chief of the Representative Office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Bali Region, Causa Iman Karana, estimated that starting from the beginning of next year, the sales of property like secondary landed house or second house will increase. “Based on our surveys, secondary home is more salable. Second house is interesting because there is an increase in price. Probably, the primary one may have high price,” he explained in a media discussion with the banking and developers in Ayucious, Tuesday (Nov. 29). According to him, one thing that must be anticipated with the predicted increase is the availability or supply for people that will start to buy property next year. He believed that leeway of credit down payment and a reduction in interest rates of credit plus the high housing backlog in Bali will stimulate the property sector. Similar opinion was delivered by CEO of Bank Mandiri for Regional Office XI Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Maswar Purnama, emphasizing the symptoms of the increase in the property sector having been seen ahead of this year-end. At Bank Mandiri, he said, lending distribution to property sector showed a rise at the end of September 2016 that can be used as one of the indicators of the prospective sector. In addition, said Maswar, based on the data and the trend collected, the year 2017 poses a period of the government to prepare the elections 2019. “Now, reflecting from the condition of 2012, or two years before the presidential election 2014, the economy grew quite fast so that next year will also experience similar thing, especially in Bali. “Indeed, we in the banking always read the trends and tendencies of anything because historical data are very important. For instance, historical data next year indicate that government is ready for the elections as well. As the trends in 2012, the economy was very tight due to the preparation of the elections. So, we also assume the same tendency will occur in 2017 when the economy will grow better than in 2015 and 2016,” he explained. Nationally, Bank Mandiri targeted the growth of credit for the whole sector next year to be in the range of 15 percent. Particularly in Bali, the sectors like hotel, restaurant and cafe are closely associated with the property that can grow slightly above 15 percent. Moreover, for Bali property the credit distribution can reach 17 percent to 18 percent. “So, we’d like to pursue in order to increase aggressively and is indeed visible anyway. Some developers come in and they have the same expectations and tendency as last year’s,” he explained. Division Head of the land and property tax, BPHTB and PL of the Denpasar Revenue Service, I Wayan Tagel Sidarta, said that indications of improvement in property sector are also visible in the capital of Bali. Although tax revenue of the BPHTB in Denpasar in the third quarter of 2016 reached IDR 70.36 billion or 67.02 percent of the target, the realization in October increased if compared to previous months, namely IDR18 billion. Tagel expected in the remaining two months, the monthly realization will be higher so as to provide income to the city of Denpasar. According to him, the increase in taxes from the property sector will be able to help finance the development in Denpasar. (kmb42)

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South Korean opposition differs on Park impeachment

The younger generation getting involved in weaving bamboo crafts increasingly diminishes.

SEOUL - South Korean opposition parties differed on Thursday on when to bring an impeachment motion against scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye and were far apart from her conservative party on her offer to quit.

Reduces, young generation works on bamboo crafts

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BANGLI - Weaving bamboo crafts have become the hallmark of Kayubihi village, Bangli. However, lately the younger generation getting involved in it increasingly diminishes. They consider there are other promising job opportunities with better income. One of the local crafters, Ni Nengah Kartini, said that the lessening interest of younger generation to get involved in the business has been going on since about five years ago. They prefer to work to urban areas, one of which is to Denpasar, in the hope of getting more experiences and promising income. “Many young generations today attend tourism school. After graduation, they immediately leave for working outside the region. As a result, those working on this craft then reduce,” she said, not long ago.

Actually, if observed, she said this craft work can become the main source of income that can support daily needs, one of them is education. It is not separable from its prospects remaining to be very promising. “I’ve always been working on this craft from long time ago. It gives reasonable results,” she said. Such conditions were also recognized by headman of Kayubihi, I Ketut Widiana. However, he believed that such woven crafts will not become extinct. The products are quite needed by society. “Sokasi

(bamboo basket), for example, is always needed by local people in their ceremony. It makes the production continue. Young people do not cultivate it because they already have other skills,” he explained. The Head of the Bangli Cooperatives and SMEs Agency, I Dewa Gede Suparta, revealed that to develop such local businesses his agency will provide technical guidance for a number of craftsmen in 2017. Later, the knowledge obtained can be conveyed to younger generations in the activities held on particular days. “Rural government can also make this weaving craft a mandatory subject at the village like in ashram activities,” he concluded. (kmb45)

Park on Tuesday asked parliament to decide how and when she should step down in a dramatic turn of events in the influence-peddling scandal, an offer that the main opposition Democratic Party rejected as a ploy to buy time and avoid impeachment. The smaller opposition People’s Party on Thursday warned against bringing an impeachment motion to the floor of parliament without ensuring the support of Park’s Saenuri Party, which would be needed for it to pass. “If the motion is voted down, it is effectively a remission of her sins,” People’s Party chief Park Jiewon told a party meeting. But the leader of the Democratic Party, Choo Mi-ae, insisted on an immediate motion so she can be out of office by the end of January. Park Jie-won, who is not related to the president, has said he would also consider bringing the motion to a vote next Friday and indicated his party was open to negotiating how the president should leave office and when. President Park has been under pressure to step down over allegations by prosecutors that she

colluded with a friend to allow her improper influence in state affairs and in fundraising for two foundations set up to back her policy initiatives. She has denied wrongdoing but acknowledged she would need to step down to end the turmoil, amid a series of large protests bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of Seoul on Saturdays. The three opposition parties together hold 165 of the singlechamber parliament’s 300 seats and can initiate an impeachment motion. But they need support from at least 28 Saenuri members for it to pass. The vote, if successful, has to be reviewed by the Constitutional Court, which can take up to 180 days. Legal experts have said the review could be over in a third of that time. Kim Moo-sung, a Saenuri leader who has called for Park’s resignation, said after meeting Democratic Party leader Choo that he had proposed that Park leave office by the end of April so an election can be held around the end of June. (rtr)

structures demolished by municipal police on Thursday (Nov. 24) are scattered around the area of Crystal Bay. Unavoidably this condition made beautiful scenery owned by tourist attraction vile. Residents also complained about the debris because it was not directly cleaned up. A resident of Nusa Penida, Made Mangku Gembrong, questioned about the condition. He said the region is newly emerging tourist attraction in Nusa Penida.

Many residents of Nusa Penida use the object as their foraging area. “Both land and sea objects are mostly visited by foreign travelers,” he said. He questioned how long such condition will be left like that. “Does it have to be cleaned up by people whose stall was destroyed? Do they have not shame to visitors of the object?” he asked. Vile condition of the Crystal Bay Beach is also very detrimental to the surrounding communities

relying on their livelihood to the presence of travelers at Crystal Bay. When confirming about the stall building debris, a member of Nusa Penida municipal police, I Putu Ari Antara, conveyed that the authority to clean up the demolition debris lies in the Bali Municipal Police considering that land is owned by the province. His unit is only limited to conduct surveillance because the land of the province is located in the region of Nusa Penida. (dwa)

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People attend a protest calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in central Seoul, South Korea, November 30, 2016.

Malaysia’s Najib warns of “nightmares” if ruling party loses power

After merchant relocation, Crystal Bay Beach turns vile

SEMARAPURA - Assertiveness of Bali Municipal Police cracking down on the community of Nusa Penida building stalls on the land owned by the province is worth thumbing up. Such repressive measure has leveled the illegal buildings. Unfortunately, such decisive action was not followed with the cleanup of building debris. As a result, the action of Bali Municipal Police caused the Crystal Bay attraction, Nusa Penida, to become vile. Timber and bamboo of the ex-building

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People gather to listen to former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammad speak during a 1MDB protest organized by pro-democracy group Bersih, calling for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to resign, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 19, 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR - Scandaltainted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed to fight to the end for Malays and Islam on Thursday, as he called on his ruling party to prepare for elections that are “coming soon”. Addressing the annual meeting of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Najib set the tone for early polls and warned of “nightmares” if the ethnic Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party (DAP) opposition group came to power. “We pledge to fight to the end and to the last drop of blood, even if our lives are lost,” Najib told a cheering crowd. “Let us realise, my people, not to falter for even a moment as we are faced with challenges that we have never seen before.” The prime minister repeated his support for a bill promoting strict Islamic law, called hudud, adding that it would be taking up for discussion by the federal

government. Najib has been buffeted by graft allegations and faced the biggest challenge to his leadership last year after reports that hundreds of millions of dollars was misappropriated from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he founded. Lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department in July said more than $700 million of the misappropriated funds flowed into the accounts of “Malaysian Official 1”, who U.S. and Malaysian officials have identified as Najib. Najib has denied wrongdoing. He has shrugged off persistent attempts to unseat him, securing emphatic victories in a state election and two byelections earlier this year. But although he retains support of nearly all 200 powerful division chiefs of UMNO’s 3.5 million-member organisation, frustration has been growing over graft and a slumping economy. Tens of thousands of protesters,

undeterred by the arrests of opposition leaders and activists, marched in the capital last month demanding that he step down. “I know, many can feel the heat at this assembly, and are waiting for directives to prepare to battle in the elections that are coming soon,” said Najib. Elections must be called by 2018 but Najib may call for polls in the second half of next year, a government source told Reuters. Concerns are mounting among Najib’s supporters that a new party, led by Najib’s mentor-turned-nemesis Mahathir Mohamad and former deputy premier Muhyiddin Yassin, may split the Malay vote. Najib was particularly critical of Mahathir, who the prime minister said has abandoned the party by consorting with the opposition and pro-democracy group Bersih, among other organisations. (rtr)


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West Papuan protesters react as police water cannon trucks spray them during a rally calling for the remote region’s independence, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Dozens of demonstrators were blocked from marching onto a busy traffic circle in the capital by several hundred police who fired water cannons and dragged men from the crowd into waiting police vans.

West Papuans protest against Indonesian rule

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Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, designed specifically for the Airbus A350 family of aircraft, are seen on the assembly line at the Rolls Royce factory in Derby, November 30, 2016.

Global factories had bumper November but growth may have peaked

LONDON/HONG KONG - Manufacturers around the globe performed strongly in November, but concerns about the protectionist leanings of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and an OPEC-induced oil price rally could curtail future growth. Factories across Asia and Europe ramped up activity and data due later on Thursday from the United States are expected to show manufacturers in the world’s largest economy also pushed harder on the accelerator. ahead of October’s 53.5. Anything above 50 indicates growth. But British manufacturing growth cooled unexpectedly as factories grappled with soaring costs caused by the slump in sterling after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The weaker pound also failed to boost export orders as much as in previous months. The Markit/CIPS UK PMI fell to 53.4 from 54.2, confounding expectations for a rise to 54.5 in a Reuters poll of economists. James Smith at ING noted the British PMI figure was still higher than the immediate post-Brexit dip, but forecast a tougher environment ahead. “We expect domestic demand to slow quite considerably next year as consumer spending gets hit by falling real wages and investment slows in response to post-Brexit uncertainty,” he said. Britain’s economy has per-

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Setya Novanto reinstated as house speaker Glassmakers work next to a furnace at the Novosad & Son glass factory in Harrachov, Czech Republic, July 14, 2016.

But some analysts cautioned November might be as good as it gets as the effects of vast monetary stimulus from central banks wear off. “The strength in PMI numbers is unlikely to be sustained as much of it can be explained by previous stimulus measures,” said Julian Evans-Pritchard at Capital Economics. Policymakers at the European Central Bank are expected to announce an extension to their asset purchase programme when they meet next week even after euro zone manufacturers enjoyed their best month in November since the start of 2014 and inflationary pressures, while still mild, picked up. IHS Markit’s final manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for the euro zone chalked up its highest reading since January 2014 in November, registering 53.7, in line with an earlier flash estimate and

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formed much better than expected since the vote to quit the EU. But a bigger test will come next year when inflation is predicted to rise sharply, eating into households’ spending power that had just started to recover. Also consuming cash will be more expensive oil. Crude prices bubbled to a six-week high on Thursday after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Wednesday to cut output for the first time since 2008. ASIAN TIGERS PURRING There were stronger PMIs in China, Taiwan and Vietnam, and while activity in Japan’s factories was still growing in November, the pace was slower. However, an uncertain outlook for global trade is worrying for Asia’s export-driven economies. “We are still waiting very much to see what the Trump

JAKARTA — West Papuan protesters faced off with police in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in a demonstration calling for the remote region’s independence. Organizers had promised protests in other cities and said police had denied them permission to march in central Jakarta. REUTERS/David W Cerny/File Photo

presidency will mean for things like trade policies and trade restrictions,” Louis Kuijs, head of Asia economics at Oxford Economics, said. Trump has declared his intention to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement once he is inaugurated on Jan. 20, and his protectionist comments while campaigning for the presidency could herald problems for Asia. China’s official PMI rose to 51.7 in November from 51.2. The index was stronger than economists polled by Reuters had expected and matched a level last seen in July 2014. But analysts noted a worrying lack of expansion in new export orders for Chinese factories, suggesting the stronger headline number was a consequence of demand coming from its frothy property sector, which authorities are trying to cool. The unofficial Caixin survey showed a more modest increase in activity, perhaps because it focuses on smaller firms which benefit less from government support for the economy.

While growth in activity was slower in Japan, a sub-index for new orders, which measures both domestic and external demand, rose to a 10-month high. Elsewhere in Asia, the pace of growth in India’s factory activity slowed, resulting in the biggest month-on-month decline in its PMI since March 2013. Analysts said the slowdown was probably due to a slump in demand after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes to be removed from circulation. South Korean factories showed a fourth consecutive month of slowdown underlying a fragile recovery for Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. In Malaysia, where the ringgit currency has fallen sharply due to capital outflows, the PMI fell to a five month low, hurt by falls in production and new orders. And in Australia, lower business investment has opened the possibility that the economy shrank last quarter for the first time in almost six years.(rtr)

The dozens of demonstrators were blocked from marching onto a busy traffic circle in the capital by several hundred police who fired water cannons and dragged several men from the crowd into waiting vans. After about three hours, they agreed to end the protest and were detained by police. “Don’t hinder our right to voice our aspirations. Papuans are demanding the truth of our history,” a speaker standing atop a small truck shouted at the crowd. Members of the Papua Students Alliance chanted “Freedom Papua” and others sang independence

songs. Rights groups accuse the Indonesian military of serious human rights abuses in Papua and some Melanesian island states have also voiced concerns and called for Papuan independence. Many West Papuans see Dec. 1 as the anniversary of what should have been their independence. The Dutch colonizers of the Indonesian archipelago held onto West Papua when Indonesia became independent after World War II. It became part of Indonesia following a U.N.-supervised referendum in 1969 criticized as undemocratic. “They feel

that the referendum back then in 1969 was a sham,” said Veronica Koman from the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute. “There were 800,000 West Papuans at that time. West Papuans were promised one man and one vote. But instead only 1,022 turned up, it was set up that way. They have to vote with the military all over them and intimidation. It’s illegal. And they want Indonesia to admit that and hold a referendum,” she said. A low-level insurgency has plagued the mineral-rich region, which is ethnically and culturally distinct from much of Indonesia, for years. The Indonesian government, which for decades had a policy of sending Javanese and other Indonesians to settle in Papua, is now also trying to spur economic development to dampen the separatist movement.(ap)

JAKARTA - Setya Novanto was reinstated as speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) on Wednesday after DPRs Ethics Council decided to remove Ade Komarudin as speaker over ethical code violations. Novanto was sworn in as house speaker by the executive chairman of the Supreme Court in the presence of deputy speaker Fadli Zon, other DPR leaders, and members of the house. Before the swearingin ceremony, Fadli Zon announced the decision of the ethics panel to remove Komarudin as speaker. All 10 party factions in the house agreed with Komarudins dismissal and supported Setya Novantos nomination. Novanto, a cadre of the Golkar party, gave up the position when charges of violation of the ethical code were brought against him before the House Honorary Tribunal (MKD) for allegedly misusing the name of the president in asking for a share in a project of Freeport Indonesia last year. He was replaced by Komarudin, another Golkar leader. Later Novanto was elected general chairman of the Golkar party and calls for his reinstatement began. “We will see. We will process [the request] in line with the mechanism effective in the DPR,” Fadli said after a meeting with Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengkubuono X here on Tuesday. Fadli said the ethical code was not a problem in Novantos case as he had quit as the house speaker before the ethics court had made a decision on the charge against him. “There is nothing hampering Novanto retaking the position of house speaker as the MKD had never slapped any sanctions on him,” he said. The Golkar party, at a plenary meeting on Monday, decided to return the position of the House speaker to Novanto.(ant)

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Golkar party leader Setya Novanto shakes hands with Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) leader Megawati Sukarnoputri in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 20, 2016, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken November 20, 2016.

Health minister promotes voluntary HIV test on World AIDS Day

SURABAYA - Indonesias Health Minister Nila F Moeloek has promoted the voluntary HIV test for public during the commemoration of World AIDS Day in Surabaya, which has the highest number of HIV virus infection in the country. “East Java is a province with high rate of HIV infection, along with Jakarta, Papua, West and Central Java,” Nila said. The call was part of Care for

HIV/AIDS campaign under the slogan of TOP, which focuses on the efforts to find HIV-infected persons, to cure them and to maintain their quality of life. The minister added that the government has a special concern on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, as the number of people living with HIV/AIDS (ODHA) has reached 191,073 from 2005 to December 2015. Some 66 percent of HIV/AIDS

cases are sexually transmitted as a result of heterosexual relationships, 11 percent through contaminated syringes, three percent through gay sexual relations and three percent from infected mothers. The highest number of HIV/ AIDS infection were found among housewives (10,626 cases), followed by non-professional workers (9,603 cases), entrepreneurs (9,439 cases), farmers/fishermen (3,674 cases), laborers (3,191 cases), sex workers

(2,578 cases), civil servants (1,819 cases) and students (1,764 cases). “These data has become our basis in the strategy to focus on approaches to family and the community to prevent and control HIV/ AIDS,” she remarked. Nila said that HIV/AIDS prevention and control should be done jointly by the government and all the elements of the society to achieve its goals. She pointed out that the government would need to empower the

society to improve its capability to develop a healthy life style and play an active role in health sector development. “We hope and call on the society to not be hesitant or afraid to take the HIV test, not to discriminate those who have taken the HIV test, and not to give bad stigma to HIV-infected persons, because every single person carries the same chance of being infected by HIV,” she stressed.(ant)


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Soccer plane in Colombia crash was running out of fuel -recording

LA UNION - The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian soccer team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power, and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot’s final words.

The disaster on Monday night killed 71 people and sent shock waves round the global soccer world. Only six on board the LAMIA Bolivia charter flight survived, including three of the Chapecoense soccer squad en route to the biggest game in their history: the Copa Sudamericana final. “Miss, LAMIA 933 is in total failure, total electrical failure, without fuel,” Bolivian pilot Miguel Quiroga was heard telling the control tower operator at Medellin’s airport on the crackly audio played by Colombian media. “Fuel emergency, Miss,” he added, requesting urgent permission to land. That matched the account from the co-pilot of an Avianca plane flying close by at the time. He said he overheard the LAMIA plane reporting it was out of fuel and had to land. “Mayday mayday ... Help us get to the runway ... Help, help,” Juan Sebastian Upegui described the LAMIA pilot as saying in an audio message also played by local media.

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“Then it ended ... We all started to cry.” The BAe 146, made by BAE Systems Plc, slammed into a mountainside next to La Union town outside Medellin. Besides the three players, a journalist and two crew members survived. One survivor, Bolivian flight technician Erwin Tumiri, said he only saved himself by strict adherence to security procedure, while others panicked. “Many passengers got up from their seats and started yelling,” he told Colombia’s Radio Caracol. “I put the bag between my legs and went into the fetal position as recommended.” Bolivian flight attendant Ximena Suarez, another survivor, said the lights went out less than a minute before the plane slammed into the mountain, according to Colombian officials in Medellin. Of the players, goalkeeper Jackson Follmann was recovering from the amputation of his right leg, doctors said. Another player, defender Helio Neto, remained in intensive care with severe trauma to his skull, thorax and lungs. Fellow defender Alan Ruschel had spinal surgery. Suarez and Tumiri were shaken and bruised but not in critical condition, medical staff said, while journalist Rafael Valmorbida was in intensive care for multiple rib fractures that partly collapsed a lung. (rtr)

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

Trump says he will back away from business to focus on White House

NEW YORK - U.S. Presidentelect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump, a real estate magnate who owns hotels and golf resorts from Panama to Scotland, said he would spell out at a Dec. 15 news conference how he will separate himself “in total” from his worldwide business holdings, which include a winery, modeling agency and a range of other businesses. After Trump won the Nov. 8 election, his company, the Trump Organization, had said it was looking at new business structures with the goal of transferring control to Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump three of his adult children who are involved with the company. Trump gave few details in a

series of early morning tweets but said that “legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations” and that his children would attend the news conference. He did not say what the planned change might mean for ownership of his businesses. Although Trump’s fellow Republicans generally take a more laissez faire stance toward business than Democrats, the president-elect will travel to Indiana on Thursday to formally announce a deal he reached with United Technologies Corp to keep close to 1,000 jobs at its Carrier Corp air conditioner plant in Indianapolis rather than have them moved to Mexico. Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, railed against Carrier on the campaign trail, using the company’s outsourcing move as an example of how trade agreements hurt American workers. (rtr)

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unity and celebrating Indonesia’s diversity. The Jakarta government has also put up billboards on major roads calling for national unity and displaying pictures of independence heroes who fought against colonial rule. The Australian foreign ministry and the U.S. embassy in Jakarta issued security notices urging nationals to avoid the demonstration. Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, is running for re-election in February against two Muslim candidates. The governor who is popular with many for pushing through tough reforms to clean up the teeming city, has slipped into second place in the race, opinion polls showed this week. (ap/rtr)

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Fans of Atletico Nacional soccer club light candles as they pay tribute to the players of Brazilian club Chapecoense killed in the recent airplane crash, in Medellin, Colombia, September 30, 2016.

Police on Thursday handed over their investigation dossier to prosecutors, who are expected to take the case to court in coming weeks. Simmering religious and ethnic tension have prompted President Joko Widodo to rally top military, political, and religious figures in a sign of unity amid fears of attempts to undermine the stability of his government. Police helicopters last week dropped leaflets over the capital warning residents of harsh penalties if the upcoming rally turned violent. Tens of thousands participated in military-led rallies in several cities this week calling for


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Raonic parts ways with coach Moya after excellent year

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Canada’s Milos Raonic reacts during his semi final match against Great Britain’s Andy Murray.

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Norwegian victorious again at World Chess Championship

NEW YORK — On a dreary, rainy Manhattan night, a huge, happy roar arose in a crowd of chess fans from around the world.

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Two-time world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, had just reached for a final, victorious move on Wednesday that crowned him a champ for the third time. He marked his 26th birthday by beating Russian 26-year-old grandmaster Sergey Karjakin with bold, aggressive moves in a series of tie-breakers capping three weeks of the World Chess Championship that was tied after 12 games; 10 draws and one win each. Carlsen used a queen sacrifice to checkmate his opponent. The setting was a refurbished New York City building overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge that was once the city’s fish market. On this night, it became a glittering gathering of hundreds of fans — adults and children — from Norway, Russia, the United States and elsewhere. They were riveted as the two grandmasters leaned into the tense game, barely moving, in

total silence and deep in thought. Fans paid $100 to enter, feasting on snacks and drinks as they kept their eyes glued to flat-screens that beamed close-ups of the chessboard in an inner chamber. A panel of soundproof glass shielded the players from onlookers, who could see in but whom the players could not see. Hungarian grandmaster Judit Polgar said the four lightningquick games played on Wednesday — plus even faster ones that was not needed — were “like Russian roulette.” “Today, the faster games are a great show even for people who don’t know the game,” said Polgar, considered the greatest female player ever. On Wednesday, the required mental strategies also played out on chessboards scattered around the spectator lounge. People hovered over them, trying out various

combinations of pieces, mirroring the masters. “Magnus is my hero because he takes risks, he’s really exciting,” said Pippa Millstone, a Manhattan 9-year-old who came to watch the tournament for her fourth time. “The game is pretty even now, but I feel like Magnus is going to start attacking really soon,” she said in the middle of the third of the four so-called “rapid games,” each about a half-hour long, played as tie-breakers. Carlsen and Karjakin reached a draw in two, and the Norwegian won two for the championship. At crucial moments, spectators hushed, waiting to see what the next move would be. One whispered, “no, no” when Karjakin’s choice seemed halting, or on the defensive. Even the winner missed a chance in one game, drawing groans and a few happy shrieks, depending on loyalties. Organizers said about 6 million people around the world followed the last games — sort of like sud-

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Sergey Karjakin of Russia and current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway (R) play the first game of their rapid chess tie-breaker match, at the 2016 World Chess Championship match in New York, U.S., November 30, 2016. den death play in football. Most fans were in homes and clubs across the globe. Some spent $15 for a pay-per-view live transmission, others to watch via hightech goggles in 3-D virtual reality

or by tracking moves on various free websites. The prize was $1.1 million divided between the two players, with the winner getting 60 percent. (ap)


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Sp rt Southgate overcomes own misgivings to land England job

LONDON — Five months after saying he lacked the experience to coach England, Gareth Southgate landed one of soccer’s toughest roles on Wednesday by showing he can handle the responsibility.

The 46-year-old Southgate pulled out of the running to succeed Roy Hodgson after England’s European Championship debacle, clearing the way for Sam Allardyce’s appointment in July. But when Allardyce was forced out following one game in charge, Southgate had an unexpected chance to get a taste of coaching England for four games. Promoted from the under-21 team, Southgate passed his audition and secured a four-year contract. “I think at that time (in July) there would have been a perception about someone being promoted internally through the organization,” Southgate said. “Having had the opportunity to prove myself over a small sample of games I have been able to show I can handle the role ... and prove to people I was capable of preparing the team for some big matches.” Southgate said he believes he is qualified to fill a role previously occupied by veteran coaches Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson despite his only previous first-team managerial role at Middlesbrough ending in 2009 after three years. “After the summer I have had time to reflect on the qualities I have got, the experiences I have got and how that would prepare me for this sort of a role,” Southgate said. The former England defender pointed to tournament

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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, England’s U21 Manager Gareth Southgate takes part in a press conference in Burton, England. The English Football Association has hired Gareth Southgate on a four-year contract to remain in charge of the national team, it was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

experience as a player and in charge of the under-21 team, which saw him work with much of the current senior squad. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there’s huge potential,” Southgate said of his unbeaten run as interim coach. Southgate secured World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw against Slovenia, and a 2-2 draw against Spain in a friendly. He seemed at ease in the role and even showed some backbone by dropping captain Wayne Rooney in his second match as interim coach. Southgate was the only person the English Football Association interviewed this time, with the governing body saying it looked into a “number of managers” before Allardyce was hired in July. “The job was really to assess Gareth against that group of people we looked at before,” FA chief executive Martin Glenn said of the five-man panel which interviewed Southgate. Glenn said Southgate displayed “great confidence, he really knows what he is talking about and he understands how to motivate players.” “You can see, like all of us, he has still got things to learn,” Glenn said, “and we got a better idea about the ways we can put support around him to ensure he can be successful.” England won the 1966 World Cup, but has only reached the semifinals of a tournament twice since then. The last time was at Euro ‘96 when Southgate missed the decisive penalty in a shootout against Germany — the current team’s next opponent in March. England hosts the world’s richest soccer league and has excessively high expectations for a national team with such a woeful record at recent major tournaments. With Hodgson in charge, England was eliminated in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup and then lost to tournament newcomer Iceland in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. Once a job sought by the best coaches in world football, the England role has lost its appeal. No reign has been shorter or more embarrassing for the FA than Allardyce’s. He left the job after 67 days — and just one match — when his integrity was damaged by unguarded comments to undercover reporters about illegal transfer practices and potential public-speaking appearances. Clean-cut, well-spoken and with no baggage, Southgate fits the bill for the FA in terms of image. He also knows the FA and what the national body wants and expects, having been coach of the under-21 team for three years and the governing body’s head of elite development before that. He repaired some of the damage done to his coaching reputation from his time at Middlesbrough when he was with the under-21 team, leading it to a first title in 22 years at this year’s Toulon tournament. And he impressed during his two-month spell as interim coach of England’s senior team by implementing a brave style of play that saw the team play the ball out from the back as much as possible. In his playing career, Southgate had spells at Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. (ap)

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Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg celebrates after he score a goal against Leverkusen.

Leipzig face test of title credentials against in-form Schalke

RB Leipzig’s title credentials will come renewed attack on Saturday as the Bundesliga’s surprise leaders host Schalke 04, who have shaken off a dreadful start to go 12 games unbeaten in all competitions. Leipzig’s rise to the summit has shaken up the division with the unbeaten East German club having won their last seven league matches to top the table, three points ahead of champions Bayern Munich. Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl will have his top scorers Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg fit again after minor muscle injuries forced them to train alone earlier this week. Defender Marvin Compper, however, is still doubtful after he suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago. “It is difficult to say given he (Compper) can’t do anything at the moment,” Hasenhuettl said. “It will be tight for him for Saturday. “We know Schalke want to take something away from the game against us and we are ready and looking forward to it.” Schalke are also in devilish form, having won five of their seven most recent Bundesliga matches, stretching their unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions after they opened the campaign with five straight league defeats. Apart from Leipzig, they are the league’s most successful team

in the last seven matches and have since jumped from last place to eighth in the Bundesliga, with club bosses having kept faith with new coach Markus Weinzierl despite their bad start. “The team remained calm. The coach and management always found the right words and kept believing in us,” said Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes. Hoewedes will come up against his former coach Ralf Rangnick, Leipzig’s sporting director, who made the defender captain at Schalke back in 2011. “I know how Ralf Rangnick thinks. Leipzig are a dominant team and you can see how much work has been put into it,” said Hoewedes. “You have to respect that and we have now been warned. “But with 17 points from seven unbeaten matches in the league it is clear we want points in Leipzig as well.” Bayern can reclaim top spot -- at least for a day -- when they travel to Mainz 05 on Friday, with the Bavarians on 27 points in second place. Borussia Dortmund, in seventh on 21, will look to rebound from last week’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt with a win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. Third-placed Hertha Berlin, on 24, travel to VfL Wolfsburg, struggling in 14th place, two points above the relegation playoff place. (rtr)

DUBAI — A popular independent online news outlet in Qatar said Thursday that its website has been blocked without explanation inside the Gulf nation. Doha News said its site was blocked the previous day, apparently and simultaneously by the country’s two internet service providers. They later halted access to an alternate site set up as a workaround. Doha News said the nature of the shutdown suggests it was deliberately blocked on order of Qatari authorities. “We are incredibly disappointed with this decision, which appears to be an act of censorship,” it said. The site remains accessible outside Qatar. Qatar’s two internet service providers, Ooredoo and Vodafone, did not respond to requests for comment. Neither did the government communications office. The Communications Regulatory Authority, a watchdog body established in a decree by the hereditary ruling emir, said in a brief emailed response to The Associated Press only that it “does not block any content.” Qatar has faced heightened

scrutiny from foreign media organizations and human rights group as it prepares to host soccer’s World Cup in 2022, particularly over its treatment of its large migrant worker population. The wealthy OPEC member nation is home to international broadcaster Al-Jazeera, which has been a vocal champion of press freedom. The network saw three of its journalists jailed in Egypt in 2013 and has had its operations curtailed elsewhere by authorities unhappy with its reporting over the years. Journalists operating inside Qatar do face limits, however, and at times have been detained. As in other Gulf countries, websites deemed offensive by authorities are blocked. U.S.-based press watchdog Freedom House describes the media environment in Qatar as “not free.” Its most recent report on the country said journalists face significant restrictions and can be prosecuted for “criticizing the Qatari government, the ruling family or Islam.” As a result, “the overall landscape encourages a high level of self-censorship,” it said. (ap)

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Workers test soil as they grow grass for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, at an experimental facility in Doha, Qatar November 29, 2016. Picture taken November 29, 2016.

MANCHESTER — It took Swansea’s new American owners less than three months to make their first managerial change, installing Bob Bradley in a bid to steer the club to Premier League safety. The U.S. businessmen in partcontrol of Crystal Palace have been in situ for nearly a year and now have their own coaching decision to take. Is it time to get rid of Alan Pardew? Pardew’s position as Palace manager looks increasingly fragile, with the team losing its last six league games and conceding goals at an alarming rate. The chaotic 5-4 loss at Bradley’s Swansea last weekend saw Palace at its infuriating worst, unable to defend set pieces or a lead going into injury time. Pardew has reportedly held talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish, who along with American co-owners David Blitzer and Josh Harris will decide on the manager’s future. A home loss to Southampton on Saturday could drop Palace, which is currently fourth-to-last in the standings, into the relegation zone. “They are very patient and loyal,” Pardew said two weeks ago of his American bosses, adding: “They’re not looking for a short-term fix or a quick profit margin.” Yet, the statistics don’t make good reading for Pardew: Palace has the worst points-per-game record of all teams in England’s four leagues in 2016, has the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League (26 goals against in 13 games), and has conceded 13 goals from set pieces this season. Pardew joined Palace in January 2015 after quitting Newcastle, where he made headlines because of his frequent flare-ups in the coaches’ technical area - including head-butting an opposing player as they jostled for a ball at a throw-in. He is calmer on the touchline now, while much of the arrogance some accused Pardew of having appears to have gone. Palace finished in a club-record 10th place in the Premier League in Pardew’s first season in charge, then started last season well before a drastic dip in form saw it narrowly avoid relegation. A run to the FA Cup

final, where Palace lost to Manchester United, spared Pardew from more scrutiny. Palace broke its transfer record twice in the offseason to sign England winger Andros Townsend and then Belgium striker Christian Benteke. Scoring hasn’t been a problem for the team nicknamed “The Eagles,” who are the fifth-highest scorers in the league, but they can’t keep the goals out at the other end. The loss of Pape Souare, who broke his leg in a car crash in September, has deprived Pardew of his starting left back and the coach has been unable to improve Palace’s defending at set pieces even though the team is spending more time on that area on the training ground. Three of Swansea’s goals came via that route last weekend. Southampton, meanwhile, is buoyant after beating Arsenal 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the English League Cup. Also, second-place Liverpool begins a five-week spell without playmaker Philippe Coutinho in a match

at Bournemouth on Saturday, when fourth-place Arsenal visits West Ham and Tottenham hosts Swansea. Defending champion Leicester is two points above the bottom three going into a match at last-place Sunderland. (ap)

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Sp rt Southgate overcomes own misgivings to land England job

LONDON — Five months after saying he lacked the experience to coach England, Gareth Southgate landed one of soccer’s toughest roles on Wednesday by showing he can handle the responsibility.

The 46-year-old Southgate pulled out of the running to succeed Roy Hodgson after England’s European Championship debacle, clearing the way for Sam Allardyce’s appointment in July. But when Allardyce was forced out following one game in charge, Southgate had an unexpected chance to get a taste of coaching England for four games. Promoted from the under-21 team, Southgate passed his audition and secured a four-year contract. “I think at that time (in July) there would have been a perception about someone being promoted internally through the organization,” Southgate said. “Having had the opportunity to prove myself over a small sample of games I have been able to show I can handle the role ... and prove to people I was capable of preparing the team for some big matches.” Southgate said he believes he is qualified to fill a role previously occupied by veteran coaches Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson despite his only previous first-team managerial role at Middlesbrough ending in 2009 after three years. “After the summer I have had time to reflect on the qualities I have got, the experiences I have got and how that would prepare me for this sort of a role,” Southgate said. The former England defender pointed to tournament

Nick Potts/PA via AP, file

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, England’s U21 Manager Gareth Southgate takes part in a press conference in Burton, England. The English Football Association has hired Gareth Southgate on a four-year contract to remain in charge of the national team, it was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

experience as a player and in charge of the under-21 team, which saw him work with much of the current senior squad. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there’s huge potential,” Southgate said of his unbeaten run as interim coach. Southgate secured World Cup qualifying wins over Malta and Scotland, a draw against Slovenia, and a 2-2 draw against Spain in a friendly. He seemed at ease in the role and even showed some backbone by dropping captain Wayne Rooney in his second match as interim coach. Southgate was the only person the English Football Association interviewed this time, with the governing body saying it looked into a “number of managers” before Allardyce was hired in July. “The job was really to assess Gareth against that group of people we looked at before,” FA chief executive Martin Glenn said of the five-man panel which interviewed Southgate. Glenn said Southgate displayed “great confidence, he really knows what he is talking about and he understands how to motivate players.” “You can see, like all of us, he has still got things to learn,” Glenn said, “and we got a better idea about the ways we can put support around him to ensure he can be successful.” England won the 1966 World Cup, but has only reached the semifinals of a tournament twice since then. The last time was at Euro ‘96 when Southgate missed the decisive penalty in a shootout against Germany — the current team’s next opponent in March. England hosts the world’s richest soccer league and has excessively high expectations for a national team with such a woeful record at recent major tournaments. With Hodgson in charge, England was eliminated in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup and then lost to tournament newcomer Iceland in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. Once a job sought by the best coaches in world football, the England role has lost its appeal. No reign has been shorter or more embarrassing for the FA than Allardyce’s. He left the job after 67 days — and just one match — when his integrity was damaged by unguarded comments to undercover reporters about illegal transfer practices and potential public-speaking appearances. Clean-cut, well-spoken and with no baggage, Southgate fits the bill for the FA in terms of image. He also knows the FA and what the national body wants and expects, having been coach of the under-21 team for three years and the governing body’s head of elite development before that. He repaired some of the damage done to his coaching reputation from his time at Middlesbrough when he was with the under-21 team, leading it to a first title in 22 years at this year’s Toulon tournament. And he impressed during his two-month spell as interim coach of England’s senior team by implementing a brave style of play that saw the team play the ball out from the back as much as possible. In his playing career, Southgate had spells at Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. (ap)

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Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg celebrates after he score a goal against Leverkusen.

Leipzig face test of title credentials against in-form Schalke

RB Leipzig’s title credentials will come renewed attack on Saturday as the Bundesliga’s surprise leaders host Schalke 04, who have shaken off a dreadful start to go 12 games unbeaten in all competitions. Leipzig’s rise to the summit has shaken up the division with the unbeaten East German club having won their last seven league matches to top the table, three points ahead of champions Bayern Munich. Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl will have his top scorers Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg fit again after minor muscle injuries forced them to train alone earlier this week. Defender Marvin Compper, however, is still doubtful after he suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago. “It is difficult to say given he (Compper) can’t do anything at the moment,” Hasenhuettl said. “It will be tight for him for Saturday. “We know Schalke want to take something away from the game against us and we are ready and looking forward to it.” Schalke are also in devilish form, having won five of their seven most recent Bundesliga matches, stretching their unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions after they opened the campaign with five straight league defeats. Apart from Leipzig, they are the league’s most successful team

in the last seven matches and have since jumped from last place to eighth in the Bundesliga, with club bosses having kept faith with new coach Markus Weinzierl despite their bad start. “The team remained calm. The coach and management always found the right words and kept believing in us,” said Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes. Hoewedes will come up against his former coach Ralf Rangnick, Leipzig’s sporting director, who made the defender captain at Schalke back in 2011. “I know how Ralf Rangnick thinks. Leipzig are a dominant team and you can see how much work has been put into it,” said Hoewedes. “You have to respect that and we have now been warned. “But with 17 points from seven unbeaten matches in the league it is clear we want points in Leipzig as well.” Bayern can reclaim top spot -- at least for a day -- when they travel to Mainz 05 on Friday, with the Bavarians on 27 points in second place. Borussia Dortmund, in seventh on 21, will look to rebound from last week’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt with a win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. Third-placed Hertha Berlin, on 24, travel to VfL Wolfsburg, struggling in 14th place, two points above the relegation playoff place. (rtr)

DUBAI — A popular independent online news outlet in Qatar said Thursday that its website has been blocked without explanation inside the Gulf nation. Doha News said its site was blocked the previous day, apparently and simultaneously by the country’s two internet service providers. They later halted access to an alternate site set up as a workaround. Doha News said the nature of the shutdown suggests it was deliberately blocked on order of Qatari authorities. “We are incredibly disappointed with this decision, which appears to be an act of censorship,” it said. The site remains accessible outside Qatar. Qatar’s two internet service providers, Ooredoo and Vodafone, did not respond to requests for comment. Neither did the government communications office. The Communications Regulatory Authority, a watchdog body established in a decree by the hereditary ruling emir, said in a brief emailed response to The Associated Press only that it “does not block any content.” Qatar has faced heightened

scrutiny from foreign media organizations and human rights group as it prepares to host soccer’s World Cup in 2022, particularly over its treatment of its large migrant worker population. The wealthy OPEC member nation is home to international broadcaster Al-Jazeera, which has been a vocal champion of press freedom. The network saw three of its journalists jailed in Egypt in 2013 and has had its operations curtailed elsewhere by authorities unhappy with its reporting over the years. Journalists operating inside Qatar do face limits, however, and at times have been detained. As in other Gulf countries, websites deemed offensive by authorities are blocked. U.S.-based press watchdog Freedom House describes the media environment in Qatar as “not free.” Its most recent report on the country said journalists face significant restrictions and can be prosecuted for “criticizing the Qatari government, the ruling family or Islam.” As a result, “the overall landscape encourages a high level of self-censorship,” it said. (ap)

REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

Workers test soil as they grow grass for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, at an experimental facility in Doha, Qatar November 29, 2016. Picture taken November 29, 2016.

MANCHESTER — It took Swansea’s new American owners less than three months to make their first managerial change, installing Bob Bradley in a bid to steer the club to Premier League safety. The U.S. businessmen in partcontrol of Crystal Palace have been in situ for nearly a year and now have their own coaching decision to take. Is it time to get rid of Alan Pardew? Pardew’s position as Palace manager looks increasingly fragile, with the team losing its last six league games and conceding goals at an alarming rate. The chaotic 5-4 loss at Bradley’s Swansea last weekend saw Palace at its infuriating worst, unable to defend set pieces or a lead going into injury time. Pardew has reportedly held talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish, who along with American co-owners David Blitzer and Josh Harris will decide on the manager’s future. A home loss to Southampton on Saturday could drop Palace, which is currently fourth-to-last in the standings, into the relegation zone. “They are very patient and loyal,” Pardew said two weeks ago of his American bosses, adding: “They’re not looking for a short-term fix or a quick profit margin.” Yet, the statistics don’t make good reading for Pardew: Palace has the worst points-per-game record of all teams in England’s four leagues in 2016, has the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League (26 goals against in 13 games), and has conceded 13 goals from set pieces this season. Pardew joined Palace in January 2015 after quitting Newcastle, where he made headlines because of his frequent flare-ups in the coaches’ technical area - including head-butting an opposing player as they jostled for a ball at a throw-in. He is calmer on the touchline now, while much of the arrogance some accused Pardew of having appears to have gone. Palace finished in a club-record 10th place in the Premier League in Pardew’s first season in charge, then started last season well before a drastic dip in form saw it narrowly avoid relegation. A run to the FA Cup

final, where Palace lost to Manchester United, spared Pardew from more scrutiny. Palace broke its transfer record twice in the offseason to sign England winger Andros Townsend and then Belgium striker Christian Benteke. Scoring hasn’t been a problem for the team nicknamed “The Eagles,” who are the fifth-highest scorers in the league, but they can’t keep the goals out at the other end. The loss of Pape Souare, who broke his leg in a car crash in September, has deprived Pardew of his starting left back and the coach has been unable to improve Palace’s defending at set pieces even though the team is spending more time on that area on the training ground. Three of Swansea’s goals came via that route last weekend. Southampton, meanwhile, is buoyant after beating Arsenal 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the English League Cup. Also, second-place Liverpool begins a five-week spell without playmaker Philippe Coutinho in a match

at Bournemouth on Saturday, when fourth-place Arsenal visits West Ham and Tottenham hosts Swansea. Defending champion Leicester is two points above the bottom three going into a match at last-place Sunderland. (ap)

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OTTAWA - Canada’s world number three Milos Raonic has parted ways with coach Carlos Moya after the Spaniard guided the big-serving right-hander through his best season on the circuit. The 1998 French Open winner joined Raonic’s coaching team in January and helped the 25-yearold reach his first grand slam final at Wimbledon and finish the campaign at a career-high ranking, rising 11 places since the end of 2015. Raonic, who also amassed a personal best 52 victories in a season and won his eighth ATP World Tour title at Brisbane in January, acknowledged Moya for helping to maximise his potential and said they would remain “close friends”. “Thank you to Carlos Moya for helping me tremendously this year, alongside my team, to get the best out of me,” Raonic said on Instagram. “Under Carlos’s direction and tutelage, I have played my best yet to date. We will no longer be continuing our coaching relationship but remain close friends. I wish him all the best.” Raonic, who also sought the services of seventimes major winner John McEnroe ahead of the grasscourt season in May, continues to be coached on a full-time basis by Italian Riccardo Piatti. He had also worked with Croatian Ivan Ljubcic for more than two years before joining up with Moya. (rtr)

Norwegian victorious again at World Chess Championship

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Two-time world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, had just reached for a final, victorious move on Wednesday that crowned him a champ for the third time. He marked his 26th birthday by beating Russian 26-year-old grandmaster Sergey Karjakin with bold, aggressive moves in a series of tie-breakers capping three weeks of the World Chess Championship that was tied after 12 games; 10 draws and one win each. Carlsen used a queen sacrifice to checkmate his opponent. The setting was a refurbished New York City building overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge that was once the city’s fish market. On this night, it became a glittering gathering of hundreds of fans — adults and children — from Norway, Russia, the United States and elsewhere. They were riveted as the two grandmasters leaned into the tense game, barely moving, in

total silence and deep in thought. Fans paid $100 to enter, feasting on snacks and drinks as they kept their eyes glued to flat-screens that beamed close-ups of the chessboard in an inner chamber. A panel of soundproof glass shielded the players from onlookers, who could see in but whom the players could not see. Hungarian grandmaster Judit Polgar said the four lightningquick games played on Wednesday — plus even faster ones that was not needed — were “like Russian roulette.” “Today, the faster games are a great show even for people who don’t know the game,” said Polgar, considered the greatest female player ever. On Wednesday, the required mental strategies also played out on chessboards scattered around the spectator lounge. People hovered over them, trying out various

combinations of pieces, mirroring the masters. “Magnus is my hero because he takes risks, he’s really exciting,” said Pippa Millstone, a Manhattan 9-year-old who came to watch the tournament for her fourth time. “The game is pretty even now, but I feel like Magnus is going to start attacking really soon,” she said in the middle of the third of the four so-called “rapid games,” each about a half-hour long, played as tie-breakers. Carlsen and Karjakin reached a draw in two, and the Norwegian won two for the championship. At crucial moments, spectators hushed, waiting to see what the next move would be. One whispered, “no, no” when Karjakin’s choice seemed halting, or on the defensive. Even the winner missed a chance in one game, drawing groans and a few happy shrieks, depending on loyalties. Organizers said about 6 million people around the world followed the last games — sort of like sud-

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Sergey Karjakin of Russia and current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway (R) play the first game of their rapid chess tie-breaker match, at the 2016 World Chess Championship match in New York, U.S., November 30, 2016. den death play in football. Most fans were in homes and clubs across the globe. Some spent $15 for a pay-per-view live transmission, others to watch via hightech goggles in 3-D virtual reality

or by tracking moves on various free websites. The prize was $1.1 million divided between the two players, with the winner getting 60 percent. (ap)


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Soccer plane in Colombia crash was running out of fuel -recording

LA UNION - The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian soccer team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power, and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot’s final words.

The disaster on Monday night killed 71 people and sent shock waves round the global soccer world. Only six on board the LAMIA Bolivia charter flight survived, including three of the Chapecoense soccer squad en route to the biggest game in their history: the Copa Sudamericana final. “Miss, LAMIA 933 is in total failure, total electrical failure, without fuel,” Bolivian pilot Miguel Quiroga was heard telling the control tower operator at Medellin’s airport on the crackly audio played by Colombian media. “Fuel emergency, Miss,” he added, requesting urgent permission to land. That matched the account from the co-pilot of an Avianca plane flying close by at the time. He said he overheard the LAMIA plane reporting it was out of fuel and had to land. “Mayday mayday ... Help us get to the runway ... Help, help,” Juan Sebastian Upegui described the LAMIA pilot as saying in an audio message also played by local media.

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“Then it ended ... We all started to cry.” The BAe 146, made by BAE Systems Plc, slammed into a mountainside next to La Union town outside Medellin. Besides the three players, a journalist and two crew members survived. One survivor, Bolivian flight technician Erwin Tumiri, said he only saved himself by strict adherence to security procedure, while others panicked. “Many passengers got up from their seats and started yelling,” he told Colombia’s Radio Caracol. “I put the bag between my legs and went into the fetal position as recommended.” Bolivian flight attendant Ximena Suarez, another survivor, said the lights went out less than a minute before the plane slammed into the mountain, according to Colombian officials in Medellin. Of the players, goalkeeper Jackson Follmann was recovering from the amputation of his right leg, doctors said. Another player, defender Helio Neto, remained in intensive care with severe trauma to his skull, thorax and lungs. Fellow defender Alan Ruschel had spinal surgery. Suarez and Tumiri were shaken and bruised but not in critical condition, medical staff said, while journalist Rafael Valmorbida was in intensive care for multiple rib fractures that partly collapsed a lung. (rtr)

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

Trump says he will back away from business to focus on White House

NEW YORK - U.S. Presidentelect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump, a real estate magnate who owns hotels and golf resorts from Panama to Scotland, said he would spell out at a Dec. 15 news conference how he will separate himself “in total” from his worldwide business holdings, which include a winery, modeling agency and a range of other businesses. After Trump won the Nov. 8 election, his company, the Trump Organization, had said it was looking at new business structures with the goal of transferring control to Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump three of his adult children who are involved with the company. Trump gave few details in a

series of early morning tweets but said that “legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations” and that his children would attend the news conference. He did not say what the planned change might mean for ownership of his businesses. Although Trump’s fellow Republicans generally take a more laissez faire stance toward business than Democrats, the president-elect will travel to Indiana on Thursday to formally announce a deal he reached with United Technologies Corp to keep close to 1,000 jobs at its Carrier Corp air conditioner plant in Indianapolis rather than have them moved to Mexico. Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, railed against Carrier on the campaign trail, using the company’s outsourcing move as an example of how trade agreements hurt American workers. (rtr)

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unity and celebrating Indonesia’s diversity. The Jakarta government has also put up billboards on major roads calling for national unity and displaying pictures of independence heroes who fought against colonial rule. The Australian foreign ministry and the U.S. embassy in Jakarta issued security notices urging nationals to avoid the demonstration. Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, is running for re-election in February against two Muslim candidates. The governor who is popular with many for pushing through tough reforms to clean up the teeming city, has slipped into second place in the race, opinion polls showed this week. (ap/rtr)

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Fans of Atletico Nacional soccer club light candles as they pay tribute to the players of Brazilian club Chapecoense killed in the recent airplane crash, in Medellin, Colombia, September 30, 2016.

Police on Thursday handed over their investigation dossier to prosecutors, who are expected to take the case to court in coming weeks. Simmering religious and ethnic tension have prompted President Joko Widodo to rally top military, political, and religious figures in a sign of unity amid fears of attempts to undermine the stability of his government. Police helicopters last week dropped leaflets over the capital warning residents of harsh penalties if the upcoming rally turned violent. Tens of thousands participated in military-led rallies in several cities this week calling for


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West Papuan protesters react as police water cannon trucks spray them during a rally calling for the remote region’s independence, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Dozens of demonstrators were blocked from marching onto a busy traffic circle in the capital by several hundred police who fired water cannons and dragged men from the crowd into waiting police vans.

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Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, designed specifically for the Airbus A350 family of aircraft, are seen on the assembly line at the Rolls Royce factory in Derby, November 30, 2016.

Global factories had bumper November but growth may have peaked

LONDON/HONG KONG - Manufacturers around the globe performed strongly in November, but concerns about the protectionist leanings of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and an OPEC-induced oil price rally could curtail future growth. Factories across Asia and Europe ramped up activity and data due later on Thursday from the United States are expected to show manufacturers in the world’s largest economy also pushed harder on the accelerator. ahead of October’s 53.5. Anything above 50 indicates growth. But British manufacturing growth cooled unexpectedly as factories grappled with soaring costs caused by the slump in sterling after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The weaker pound also failed to boost export orders as much as in previous months. The Markit/CIPS UK PMI fell to 53.4 from 54.2, confounding expectations for a rise to 54.5 in a Reuters poll of economists. James Smith at ING noted the British PMI figure was still higher than the immediate post-Brexit dip, but forecast a tougher environment ahead. “We expect domestic demand to slow quite considerably next year as consumer spending gets hit by falling real wages and investment slows in response to post-Brexit uncertainty,” he said. Britain’s economy has per-

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Setya Novanto reinstated as house speaker Glassmakers work next to a furnace at the Novosad & Son glass factory in Harrachov, Czech Republic, July 14, 2016.

But some analysts cautioned November might be as good as it gets as the effects of vast monetary stimulus from central banks wear off. “The strength in PMI numbers is unlikely to be sustained as much of it can be explained by previous stimulus measures,” said Julian Evans-Pritchard at Capital Economics. Policymakers at the European Central Bank are expected to announce an extension to their asset purchase programme when they meet next week even after euro zone manufacturers enjoyed their best month in November since the start of 2014 and inflationary pressures, while still mild, picked up. IHS Markit’s final manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for the euro zone chalked up its highest reading since January 2014 in November, registering 53.7, in line with an earlier flash estimate and

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formed much better than expected since the vote to quit the EU. But a bigger test will come next year when inflation is predicted to rise sharply, eating into households’ spending power that had just started to recover. Also consuming cash will be more expensive oil. Crude prices bubbled to a six-week high on Thursday after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Wednesday to cut output for the first time since 2008. ASIAN TIGERS PURRING There were stronger PMIs in China, Taiwan and Vietnam, and while activity in Japan’s factories was still growing in November, the pace was slower. However, an uncertain outlook for global trade is worrying for Asia’s export-driven economies. “We are still waiting very much to see what the Trump

JAKARTA — West Papuan protesters faced off with police in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in a demonstration calling for the remote region’s independence. Organizers had promised protests in other cities and said police had denied them permission to march in central Jakarta. REUTERS/David W Cerny/File Photo

presidency will mean for things like trade policies and trade restrictions,” Louis Kuijs, head of Asia economics at Oxford Economics, said. Trump has declared his intention to withdraw from an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement once he is inaugurated on Jan. 20, and his protectionist comments while campaigning for the presidency could herald problems for Asia. China’s official PMI rose to 51.7 in November from 51.2. The index was stronger than economists polled by Reuters had expected and matched a level last seen in July 2014. But analysts noted a worrying lack of expansion in new export orders for Chinese factories, suggesting the stronger headline number was a consequence of demand coming from its frothy property sector, which authorities are trying to cool. The unofficial Caixin survey showed a more modest increase in activity, perhaps because it focuses on smaller firms which benefit less from government support for the economy.

While growth in activity was slower in Japan, a sub-index for new orders, which measures both domestic and external demand, rose to a 10-month high. Elsewhere in Asia, the pace of growth in India’s factory activity slowed, resulting in the biggest month-on-month decline in its PMI since March 2013. Analysts said the slowdown was probably due to a slump in demand after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes to be removed from circulation. South Korean factories showed a fourth consecutive month of slowdown underlying a fragile recovery for Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. In Malaysia, where the ringgit currency has fallen sharply due to capital outflows, the PMI fell to a five month low, hurt by falls in production and new orders. And in Australia, lower business investment has opened the possibility that the economy shrank last quarter for the first time in almost six years.(rtr)

The dozens of demonstrators were blocked from marching onto a busy traffic circle in the capital by several hundred police who fired water cannons and dragged several men from the crowd into waiting vans. After about three hours, they agreed to end the protest and were detained by police. “Don’t hinder our right to voice our aspirations. Papuans are demanding the truth of our history,” a speaker standing atop a small truck shouted at the crowd. Members of the Papua Students Alliance chanted “Freedom Papua” and others sang independence

songs. Rights groups accuse the Indonesian military of serious human rights abuses in Papua and some Melanesian island states have also voiced concerns and called for Papuan independence. Many West Papuans see Dec. 1 as the anniversary of what should have been their independence. The Dutch colonizers of the Indonesian archipelago held onto West Papua when Indonesia became independent after World War II. It became part of Indonesia following a U.N.-supervised referendum in 1969 criticized as undemocratic. “They feel

that the referendum back then in 1969 was a sham,” said Veronica Koman from the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute. “There were 800,000 West Papuans at that time. West Papuans were promised one man and one vote. But instead only 1,022 turned up, it was set up that way. They have to vote with the military all over them and intimidation. It’s illegal. And they want Indonesia to admit that and hold a referendum,” she said. A low-level insurgency has plagued the mineral-rich region, which is ethnically and culturally distinct from much of Indonesia, for years. The Indonesian government, which for decades had a policy of sending Javanese and other Indonesians to settle in Papua, is now also trying to spur economic development to dampen the separatist movement.(ap)

JAKARTA - Setya Novanto was reinstated as speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) on Wednesday after DPRs Ethics Council decided to remove Ade Komarudin as speaker over ethical code violations. Novanto was sworn in as house speaker by the executive chairman of the Supreme Court in the presence of deputy speaker Fadli Zon, other DPR leaders, and members of the house. Before the swearingin ceremony, Fadli Zon announced the decision of the ethics panel to remove Komarudin as speaker. All 10 party factions in the house agreed with Komarudins dismissal and supported Setya Novantos nomination. Novanto, a cadre of the Golkar party, gave up the position when charges of violation of the ethical code were brought against him before the House Honorary Tribunal (MKD) for allegedly misusing the name of the president in asking for a share in a project of Freeport Indonesia last year. He was replaced by Komarudin, another Golkar leader. Later Novanto was elected general chairman of the Golkar party and calls for his reinstatement began. “We will see. We will process [the request] in line with the mechanism effective in the DPR,” Fadli said after a meeting with Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengkubuono X here on Tuesday. Fadli said the ethical code was not a problem in Novantos case as he had quit as the house speaker before the ethics court had made a decision on the charge against him. “There is nothing hampering Novanto retaking the position of house speaker as the MKD had never slapped any sanctions on him,” he said. The Golkar party, at a plenary meeting on Monday, decided to return the position of the House speaker to Novanto.(ant)

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Golkar party leader Setya Novanto shakes hands with Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) leader Megawati Sukarnoputri in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 20, 2016, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken November 20, 2016.

Health minister promotes voluntary HIV test on World AIDS Day

SURABAYA - Indonesias Health Minister Nila F Moeloek has promoted the voluntary HIV test for public during the commemoration of World AIDS Day in Surabaya, which has the highest number of HIV virus infection in the country. “East Java is a province with high rate of HIV infection, along with Jakarta, Papua, West and Central Java,” Nila said. The call was part of Care for

HIV/AIDS campaign under the slogan of TOP, which focuses on the efforts to find HIV-infected persons, to cure them and to maintain their quality of life. The minister added that the government has a special concern on HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, as the number of people living with HIV/AIDS (ODHA) has reached 191,073 from 2005 to December 2015. Some 66 percent of HIV/AIDS

cases are sexually transmitted as a result of heterosexual relationships, 11 percent through contaminated syringes, three percent through gay sexual relations and three percent from infected mothers. The highest number of HIV/ AIDS infection were found among housewives (10,626 cases), followed by non-professional workers (9,603 cases), entrepreneurs (9,439 cases), farmers/fishermen (3,674 cases), laborers (3,191 cases), sex workers

(2,578 cases), civil servants (1,819 cases) and students (1,764 cases). “These data has become our basis in the strategy to focus on approaches to family and the community to prevent and control HIV/ AIDS,” she remarked. Nila said that HIV/AIDS prevention and control should be done jointly by the government and all the elements of the society to achieve its goals. She pointed out that the government would need to empower the

society to improve its capability to develop a healthy life style and play an active role in health sector development. “We hope and call on the society to not be hesitant or afraid to take the HIV test, not to discriminate those who have taken the HIV test, and not to give bad stigma to HIV-infected persons, because every single person carries the same chance of being infected by HIV,” she stressed.(ant)


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Bali property increasingly better in 2017

Mandiri targets 15-percent growth

DENPASAR - Sales of properties on the Island of Bali is expected to be getting better next year following the release of a number of policies by central government such as facilitation of loan to value (LTV) and a reduction in the BI’s interest rate. Chief of the Representative Office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Bali Region, Causa Iman Karana, estimated that starting from the beginning of next year, the sales of property like secondary landed house or second house will increase. “Based on our surveys, secondary home is more salable. Second house is interesting because there is an increase in price. Probably, the primary one may have high price,” he explained in a media discussion with the banking and developers in Ayucious, Tuesday (Nov. 29). According to him, one thing that must be anticipated with the predicted increase is the availability or supply for people that will start to buy property next year. He believed that leeway of credit down payment and a reduction in interest rates of credit plus the high housing backlog in Bali will stimulate the property sector. Similar opinion was delivered by CEO of Bank Mandiri for Regional Office XI Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Maswar Purnama, emphasizing the symptoms of the increase in the property sector having been seen ahead of this year-end. At Bank Mandiri, he said, lending distribution to property sector showed a rise at the end of September 2016 that can be used as one of the indicators of the prospective sector. In addition, said Maswar, based on the data and the trend collected, the year 2017 poses a period of the government to prepare the elections 2019. “Now, reflecting from the condition of 2012, or two years before the presidential election 2014, the economy grew quite fast so that next year will also experience similar thing, especially in Bali. “Indeed, we in the banking always read the trends and tendencies of anything because historical data are very important. For instance, historical data next year indicate that government is ready for the elections as well. As the trends in 2012, the economy was very tight due to the preparation of the elections. So, we also assume the same tendency will occur in 2017 when the economy will grow better than in 2015 and 2016,” he explained. Nationally, Bank Mandiri targeted the growth of credit for the whole sector next year to be in the range of 15 percent. Particularly in Bali, the sectors like hotel, restaurant and cafe are closely associated with the property that can grow slightly above 15 percent. Moreover, for Bali property the credit distribution can reach 17 percent to 18 percent. “So, we’d like to pursue in order to increase aggressively and is indeed visible anyway. Some developers come in and they have the same expectations and tendency as last year’s,” he explained. Division Head of the land and property tax, BPHTB and PL of the Denpasar Revenue Service, I Wayan Tagel Sidarta, said that indications of improvement in property sector are also visible in the capital of Bali. Although tax revenue of the BPHTB in Denpasar in the third quarter of 2016 reached IDR 70.36 billion or 67.02 percent of the target, the realization in October increased if compared to previous months, namely IDR18 billion. Tagel expected in the remaining two months, the monthly realization will be higher so as to provide income to the city of Denpasar. According to him, the increase in taxes from the property sector will be able to help finance the development in Denpasar. (kmb42)

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South Korean opposition differs on Park impeachment

The younger generation getting involved in weaving bamboo crafts increasingly diminishes.

SEOUL - South Korean opposition parties differed on Thursday on when to bring an impeachment motion against scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye and were far apart from her conservative party on her offer to quit.

Reduces, young generation works on bamboo crafts

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BANGLI - Weaving bamboo crafts have become the hallmark of Kayubihi village, Bangli. However, lately the younger generation getting involved in it increasingly diminishes. They consider there are other promising job opportunities with better income. One of the local crafters, Ni Nengah Kartini, said that the lessening interest of younger generation to get involved in the business has been going on since about five years ago. They prefer to work to urban areas, one of which is to Denpasar, in the hope of getting more experiences and promising income. “Many young generations today attend tourism school. After graduation, they immediately leave for working outside the region. As a result, those working on this craft then reduce,” she said, not long ago.

Actually, if observed, she said this craft work can become the main source of income that can support daily needs, one of them is education. It is not separable from its prospects remaining to be very promising. “I’ve always been working on this craft from long time ago. It gives reasonable results,” she said. Such conditions were also recognized by headman of Kayubihi, I Ketut Widiana. However, he believed that such woven crafts will not become extinct. The products are quite needed by society. “Sokasi

(bamboo basket), for example, is always needed by local people in their ceremony. It makes the production continue. Young people do not cultivate it because they already have other skills,” he explained. The Head of the Bangli Cooperatives and SMEs Agency, I Dewa Gede Suparta, revealed that to develop such local businesses his agency will provide technical guidance for a number of craftsmen in 2017. Later, the knowledge obtained can be conveyed to younger generations in the activities held on particular days. “Rural government can also make this weaving craft a mandatory subject at the village like in ashram activities,” he concluded. (kmb45)

Park on Tuesday asked parliament to decide how and when she should step down in a dramatic turn of events in the influence-peddling scandal, an offer that the main opposition Democratic Party rejected as a ploy to buy time and avoid impeachment. The smaller opposition People’s Party on Thursday warned against bringing an impeachment motion to the floor of parliament without ensuring the support of Park’s Saenuri Party, which would be needed for it to pass. “If the motion is voted down, it is effectively a remission of her sins,” People’s Party chief Park Jiewon told a party meeting. But the leader of the Democratic Party, Choo Mi-ae, insisted on an immediate motion so she can be out of office by the end of January. Park Jie-won, who is not related to the president, has said he would also consider bringing the motion to a vote next Friday and indicated his party was open to negotiating how the president should leave office and when. President Park has been under pressure to step down over allegations by prosecutors that she

colluded with a friend to allow her improper influence in state affairs and in fundraising for two foundations set up to back her policy initiatives. She has denied wrongdoing but acknowledged she would need to step down to end the turmoil, amid a series of large protests bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of Seoul on Saturdays. The three opposition parties together hold 165 of the singlechamber parliament’s 300 seats and can initiate an impeachment motion. But they need support from at least 28 Saenuri members for it to pass. The vote, if successful, has to be reviewed by the Constitutional Court, which can take up to 180 days. Legal experts have said the review could be over in a third of that time. Kim Moo-sung, a Saenuri leader who has called for Park’s resignation, said after meeting Democratic Party leader Choo that he had proposed that Park leave office by the end of April so an election can be held around the end of June. (rtr)

structures demolished by municipal police on Thursday (Nov. 24) are scattered around the area of Crystal Bay. Unavoidably this condition made beautiful scenery owned by tourist attraction vile. Residents also complained about the debris because it was not directly cleaned up. A resident of Nusa Penida, Made Mangku Gembrong, questioned about the condition. He said the region is newly emerging tourist attraction in Nusa Penida.

Many residents of Nusa Penida use the object as their foraging area. “Both land and sea objects are mostly visited by foreign travelers,” he said. He questioned how long such condition will be left like that. “Does it have to be cleaned up by people whose stall was destroyed? Do they have not shame to visitors of the object?” he asked. Vile condition of the Crystal Bay Beach is also very detrimental to the surrounding communities

relying on their livelihood to the presence of travelers at Crystal Bay. When confirming about the stall building debris, a member of Nusa Penida municipal police, I Putu Ari Antara, conveyed that the authority to clean up the demolition debris lies in the Bali Municipal Police considering that land is owned by the province. His unit is only limited to conduct surveillance because the land of the province is located in the region of Nusa Penida. (dwa)

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People attend a protest calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in central Seoul, South Korea, November 30, 2016.

Malaysia’s Najib warns of “nightmares” if ruling party loses power

After merchant relocation, Crystal Bay Beach turns vile

SEMARAPURA - Assertiveness of Bali Municipal Police cracking down on the community of Nusa Penida building stalls on the land owned by the province is worth thumbing up. Such repressive measure has leveled the illegal buildings. Unfortunately, such decisive action was not followed with the cleanup of building debris. As a result, the action of Bali Municipal Police caused the Crystal Bay attraction, Nusa Penida, to become vile. Timber and bamboo of the ex-building

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People gather to listen to former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammad speak during a 1MDB protest organized by pro-democracy group Bersih, calling for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to resign, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 19, 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR - Scandaltainted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed to fight to the end for Malays and Islam on Thursday, as he called on his ruling party to prepare for elections that are “coming soon”. Addressing the annual meeting of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Najib set the tone for early polls and warned of “nightmares” if the ethnic Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party (DAP) opposition group came to power. “We pledge to fight to the end and to the last drop of blood, even if our lives are lost,” Najib told a cheering crowd. “Let us realise, my people, not to falter for even a moment as we are faced with challenges that we have never seen before.” The prime minister repeated his support for a bill promoting strict Islamic law, called hudud, adding that it would be taking up for discussion by the federal

government. Najib has been buffeted by graft allegations and faced the biggest challenge to his leadership last year after reports that hundreds of millions of dollars was misappropriated from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he founded. Lawsuits filed by the U.S. Justice Department in July said more than $700 million of the misappropriated funds flowed into the accounts of “Malaysian Official 1”, who U.S. and Malaysian officials have identified as Najib. Najib has denied wrongdoing. He has shrugged off persistent attempts to unseat him, securing emphatic victories in a state election and two byelections earlier this year. But although he retains support of nearly all 200 powerful division chiefs of UMNO’s 3.5 million-member organisation, frustration has been growing over graft and a slumping economy. Tens of thousands of protesters,

undeterred by the arrests of opposition leaders and activists, marched in the capital last month demanding that he step down. “I know, many can feel the heat at this assembly, and are waiting for directives to prepare to battle in the elections that are coming soon,” said Najib. Elections must be called by 2018 but Najib may call for polls in the second half of next year, a government source told Reuters. Concerns are mounting among Najib’s supporters that a new party, led by Najib’s mentor-turned-nemesis Mahathir Mohamad and former deputy premier Muhyiddin Yassin, may split the Malay vote. Najib was particularly critical of Mahathir, who the prime minister said has abandoned the party by consorting with the opposition and pro-democracy group Bersih, among other organisations. (rtr)


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No officers, TPST Culik terminated

Rubbish piles up on principal roadside

AMLAPURA - Rubbish seems to become a major problem at Culik village, Abang. Since the integrated waste processing site (TPST) at Culik village no longer has employees and garbage truck, the operation of TPST Culik is temporarily stopped. This was announced by headman of Culik, Ida Nyoman Jaksa, at local village, Wednesday (Nov. 30).

PARIS - Models wearing spectacular lingerie creations wowed fashions’ glitterati on Wednesday night during the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris. The show merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment, according to the company website, and has been attracting well known models, celebrities and musical performers since its inception in 1996. California model Jasmine Tookes, who was

chosen to wear a $3 million jewel encrusted “Fantasy Bra”, told Reuters TV she was on edge before hitting the catwalk. “I was freaking out backstage,” she said. “I was so scared I would walk on the runway and start tearing up, but I kept it together.” Other models, known as Angels, wore the company’s large wings adorned in feathers, sequence and satin and included Kendall Jenner, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Adriana Lima.

Musical artists Lady Gaga, The Weekend and Bruno Mars performed on the runway during the show. The show was filmed and will air on Dec. 5 in more than 190 countries. The undergarment store was opened in 1977 in California by Roy Raymond and targeted men who felt uncomfortable buying lingerie for their wives and girlfriends in big department stores. (rtr)

After stopping the operation of the TPST, said Ida Nyoman, residents are asked to dispose of their rubbish to their own moor. Unfortunately, some people still dispose of their rubbish on roadside. The location on principle roadside of Amlapura-Singaraja is actually not used for landfill. It is also the brink of Batang River, while the TPST is located north of the river. As observation for a few weeks ago until Wednesday, the rubbish piles up on the roadside. In the meantime, the rubbish also mounts on the edge of a cliff next to it. The piling rubbish spreads stench in the vicinity. Ida Nyoman said that formerly the TPST was managed by villageowned enterprises (BUMDes) of Culik village chaired by Nengah Rundung and already ran for some time. At that time, the residents were willing to pay the waste management levy as much as IDR 5,000 per family. However, it only took

place for a few months. Lately, residents did not want to pay the waste management levy at all. Finally, the TPST employees resigned for getting nothing. Similarly there was no garbage truck. Formerly, residents put their rubbish in front of their house compound. When the TPST still operated, there were people acting nosy. A package of rubbish was filled with many improper things such as rocks, dog carcass or chicken carcass that exuded striking stench. “Finally, the TPST operation was stopped temporarily. All the employees resigned. They cannot help transporting, processing or sorting rubbish because there is no income. But residents still throw their rubbish on roadside near the bridge of Tukad Batang,” he said on the sidelines of receiving mourning guests of Ida Pedanda Istri Rai of Geria Jelantik who died few days ago. It is said that he will propose

the TPST operational fund in the parent rural budget and expenditure (RAPBDes). He will propose the purchase of a garbage truck. After having the rubbish truck, he will hire employees to manage the TPST. “Later on, the residents of Culik will be asked to make a commitment of cooperation with the TPST Culik. Residents must pay the cost of transportation and waste processing. We need to create and agree on the rules. Without clear rules and strict sanctions, everything will not run. If there will be people violating the agreement, they will be subject to sanctions,” he said. Based on the record, the former acting Regent of Karangasem Ida Bagus Ngurah Arda and the agencies of Karangasem ever came down to Culik village in the cleanup action. However, at that time a drain filled with rubbish was not addressed. Located strategically, Culik village has a market thronged by shoppers every day and is passed through by foreign travelers going to Amed, Jemeluk and surrounding areas as well as to Tulamben and Kubu. The presence of piling rubbish with stench on principal roadside gives an impression that

there is disruption in environmental sanitation. On the other hand, the Head of the Karangasem Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP), Made Suama, when contacted some time ago said that a number of TPST units in Karangasem do not operate. One of them is at Culik village.

He admitted it had only operated for some time because of a lot of obstacles whereas it has been given assistance by central government in the form of TPST development. Actually, the waste management and processing could benefit. “Actually rubbish can be transformed into money,” said Suama. (kmb)

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The rubbish piles up on the roadside at Culik village, Abang.

Rally of United Archipelago

Thousands of participants yell ‘free’

DENPASAR - The ‘Nusantara Bersatu’ (United Archipelago) rally held by the IX/Udayana Military Regional Command and colleagues at the Puputan Margarana Square Renon, Wednesday (Nov. 30) was successful. Thousands of participants put on red-and-white headbands while repeatedly yelling the word “free.” “It becomes a moment of affirmation on the importance of unity and respect to diversity. Sover-

eignty of Indonesia lies in the unity of the nation,” said Commander of the IX/Udayana Military Region, Kustanto Widiatmoko. According to him, any little gap can be closed if all the people are united as it was held yesterday. In addition, he attempted the measures for the affirmation of unity. Then, all people must continuously pray to God and believe that by the grace of God every problem can

be overcome. “We do it through interfaith event in the hope that God will bless us what we want and for the welfare of people of Indonesia,” he said. He confirmed that dissemination of issues and various things disrupting the tribute to diversity should be anticipated. “We always undertake early detection as what happens to other places,” said General Kustanto.

The rally was filled with several activities such as singing the Indonesia Raya or national anthem, reading poems, patriotic songs, dances and speeches by FKPD, religious leaders and youth as well as joint prayers with the six religions in Indonesia alternately. In addition, there was a red-and-white flag parade accompanied with typical dances of various regions and exhibition of military weapon system

including the armored car parade around the Renon Square. The officers attended the event included the Chief of Bali Police Sugeng Priyanto, Chairman of the Bali House of Representatives, representatives of government agencies, religious leaders, students, cultural organizations and other national components. It was targeted to be attended by approximately 13,000 people. (kmb36)

Magnitude of minimal regional wage 2017

BANGLI - Minimal district wages (UMK) of Bangli in 2017 will go up from this year. Nonetheless, the magnitude remains at the bottom when compared to other districts in Bali. In response to the increase, the district government will soon disseminate to the entire company. The Head of the Social and Manpower Agency, I Nengah Sukarta, said on Wednesday (Nov. 30) that under the rules of the Governor of Bali dated on November 18, 2016 No. 67/2016, the minimal district wage (UMK) of Bangli district in

Bangli ranked lowest in Bali

2017 amounts to IDR 1,957,734. It increased from this year only reaching IDR 1,808,350 million. “The SMEs always increase each year. It adjusts to the needs of community,” he explained. Determination of the district minimal wage, he said, was based on the formula in the Government Regulation No.78/2015 on the district minimum wage. The mechanism is adjusted to the inflation in national scale plus Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The result is multiplied by the amount of district minimal wage this year. “The

calculation has been in accordance with existing rules,” he said. Although there is an increase, the magnitude of wage in Bangli occupies the lowest position when compared to other districts. Buleleng sets at IDR 1,991,529, Klungkung (IDR 1,991,529,375), Tabanan (IDR 2,059,965), Jembrana (IDR 2,006,167), Karangasem (IDR 2,051,879), Gianyar (IDR 2,061,233), Denpasar (IDR 2,173,000) and Badung (IDR 2,299,311). “If seen, Bangli is indeed ranked lowest,” said Sukarta.

He has confidence the increase in the amount of minimal district wages will be difficult to be followed by the entire company. Reflecting from this year, of the 331 companies spreading throughout the subdistricts, only 20 percent of them have paid the employees’ salaries in accordance with the rules. “Indeed, seeing the amount of this year, it seems difficult to be followed by all employers. Nevertheless, we still disseminate and seek the salaries to be received by employees in compliant with the provisions,” he said.

He added that if there are companies being unable to pay the wage pursuant to the district minimal wage, they must be supported by clear reason and there is mutual agreement with its workforce to avoid any arising problems later on. “Now, the company’s revenue is still low, but there is an opportunity to rise in the future. Employees’ salaries can be adjusted to the UMK from now on, but the payment can be deferred. We will monitor this matter continuously,” he concluded. (kmb45)


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No control in accommodation investment

Tourist visit indicates pseudo-increase

DENPASAR - The increase in tourist visit, especially foreign tourists, is awaited by the Bali tourism industry. However, the increase only is not enough, especially with the fact there is no control against the accommodation investment. The increase in foreign tourist visit of up to 24 percent seems false. This was conveyed by a member of Commission II of the Bali House of Representatives, A.A. Ngurah Adhi Ardhana, in Denpasar, Wednesday (Nov. 30). “Tourist arrival increases by geometric progression, while the number of accommodation increases arithmetically. Increased visits should be accompanied by firm and wise response for the sake of conduciveness of the tourism industry,” he said. Adhi Ardhana asserted that the growth of tourist accommodation must be controlled. On the other hand, the length of stay, room night of guests and the quality of visits should be improved. If these three elements have been carried out, then the impact of synergy will be felt by Balinese people. “The increase in the number of visits in the field is also factually accompanied by a decrease in the length of stay. Indeed, it is not solely the responsibility of the government, but also of the tourism industry and synergy of Bali in a single region of tourist destination,” added this PDI-P politician. He added with the scheme and right policies, it needs to be made a cluster concept in accordance with the function of each region. Southern Bali, for example, is

specifically intended for accommodation. Then, other regions of Bali are for tourist destination and supporting production. “Of course, it should be realized by the regions in accordance with their respective potential where they cannot stand alone and must work together,” he concluded. Deputy Chairman of the Bali House of Representatives, Nyoman Sugawa Korry, said that the increase in the number of tourist visit should be thankful although it also comes with concern as a result of the increasingly widening gap. According to him, this gap occurred due to infrastructural gap between Southern Bali and other regions of Bali. “The development of infrastructure connecting South Bali to North, East and West Bali should be accelerated. They include the shortcut of Denpasar-Singaraja and Denpasar-Gilimanuk, and if possible, the toll road between Denpasar and Singaraja as well as between Denpasar and Gilimanuk,” he said. Sugawa added that his commis-

sion also supports the realization of Banyuwangi-Lombok-NTT or Surabaya-Lombok-NTT sea toll to reduce the congestion in southern lanes. In the meantime, Chief of Representative Office of Bank Indonesia for Bali Region, Causa Iman Karana, said that tourism industry is still the main driving force of Bali’s economy. Despite the trend of foreign tourist visit still shows an increase, there is a change in the structure of tourists so that they tend to diminish in terms of quality, both the spending of foreign tourists and the average length of

stay. “In addition, the growth of hotel development tending to be concentrated in South Bali region is also contributed to the decline in the hotel occupancy rate having forced hotel to apply a lower room rates. Thus, it encourages a tariff war,” he said. According to Causa, inequality of development between South Bali and other regions of Bali has been a challenge of its own in achieving inclusive and quality economic growth. The availability of supporting infrastructures, especially those related to connectivity, becomes

a formidable challenge amid the high cost of land acquisition in Bali. However, he observed this Island of One Thousand Temples still has a huge potential to build the economy. “Firstly, there are still many areas in North, West and East Bali that can potentially become a new tourist destination and made into the focus of tourism development. Secondly, the establishment of Bali as a tourism hub for eastern region has the potential for strengthening of Bali tourism revenue as well as supporting the development of national tourism,” he said. (kmb32)

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Gap even increasingly wider

the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, in the FGD event at Legian, Kuta, Monday (Nov. 28). According to the man familiarly addressed as Cok Ace, indeed many foreign travelers thronged Badung. Afterwards, this condition is followed by Denpasar and Gianyar. In other words, Bali is only crowed in the southern region. Supposed that foreign travelers could be evenly distributed to the nine districts / municipality, the visit of foreign tourist this year targeted to reach 4.5 million can actually be

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considered small enough. “Overwhelming tourist visit in Badung results in problem of infrastructure, population and so forth. I think if these concerns are not addressed immediately they can bring in a problem for us. Bali is already like this, and then Kuta and Legian are already like this with their appeal. It’s impossible to be directed to elsewhere,” said this former regent of Gianyar. Chairman of the PHRI Badung, Rai Suryawijaya, said that he was happy with the increase in foreign tourist arrival up to 24 percent. Unfortunately, the addition of tourist

accommodation in Badung is actually higher than the foreign tourist arrival. Too large supply becomes a challenge because the average hotel occupancy is estimated to be not more than 65 percent by year-end. “In the past, we could enjoy 78 percent, but now we cannot. So, we recommend stopping the accommodation development especially in South Bali temporarily. Otherwise, this will lead to condition where tourism kills tourism,” he said. Chairman of the Tourism Research Consortium of the Udaya-

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Tourist visit to Bali increases 24 percent

DENPASAR - Data in the Ministry of Tourism indicate there is an increase in tourist arrivals to Bali by 24 percent. During the period of January-September 2015, foreign tourist visit reached 2.9 million. In the same period of this year it is recorded to reach 3.6 million. However, the increasing number of foreign tourist arrival is even considered to widen the gap among the regions in Bali. “This 24-percent increase will lead to wider gap among the regions. It has been visible right now, especially Badung, getting the highest benefits,” said Chairman of

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9:30AM-1PM Sunday Market @ Warung Sopa Jl. Sugriwas no36, Padang Tegal, Ubud na University, Agung Suryawan Wiranatha, saw a phenomenon related to the changing trend of investors coming to Bali in the past five years. The incoming investors are not tourism investors, but property investors. In terms of the target, it has also changed, so they no longer manage tourism but sell the property. “This causes the disruption in the accommodation. They (investors of property) are looking for property, build, build and build without thinking whether their hotel could be sold or not,” he explained. (kmb32)

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NEW YORK - U.S. pop star Taylor Swift, boy band One Direction and British singer Adele were the highest paid musicians in the world this year, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. With earnings of $170 million from touring, recordings, endorsements and other income, Swift, 26, earned the title of 2016’s highest paid musician. She pulled in a gross total of more than $200 million on the North American portion of her “1989” world tour. The “Bad Blood” singer was followed by One Direction, the English-Irish pop band, which brought in $110 million, grossing $200 millionplus for its recent On The Road Again Tour. Members of the band include Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and, previously, Zayn Malik. Ranking third was “Hello” singer Adele, 28, with $80.5 million, her highest earnings total yet. Adele, whose album “25” was the biggest seller of 2015, enjoyed continued success with album sales this year and grossed millions per night for her arena shows. Madonna, whose recent “Rebel Heart” tour grossed $170 million, was fourth with $76.5 million, which pushed her career total on the road to $1.4 billion pretax, according to Forbes. Rounding out the top 10 were Barbados-born Rihanna, who earned $75 million, country star Garth Brooks ($70 million), veteran rock band AC/DC ($67.5 million), the Rolling Stones ($66.5 million), DJ Calvin Harris ($63 million) and music mogul Diddy ($62 million). (rtr)

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Foreign governments warn citizens about Indonesia protest

JAKARTA — Foreign governments are warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of a huge rally against the capital’s minority Christian governor. The United States, Japan and Australia issued advisories highlighting the possibility of Friday’s protest turning violent or the risk extremists could stage an attack. A related protest on Nov. 4 drew more than 100,000 people demanding the arrest of Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who is being prosecuted for blasphemy, a criminal offense in Muslim-majority Indonesia. After nightfall, hard-liners clashed with police, with one death and dozens injured. Security plans call for a heavy police and military presence and organizers have agreed to concentrate the rally around the national monument in the city to limit disruption.Labor unions demanding wage hikes are also expected to join the protest, which police say should disperse in the early afternoon following Friday prayers.

Japan’s foreign ministry said the rally could become a “rampage” and warned Japanese in Indonesia to stay away from Istiqlal Mosque, City Hall, the presidential palace and national monument, all of which are in close proximity. Security More than 100,000 Indonesians

are expected to rally on Friday to call for the arrest of the Christian governor of the capital, Jakarta, for alleged blasphemy, as police staged drills and prepared water cannon after violence at a protest last month. Authorities are hoping to avoid a repeat of Nov. 4 when one person killed and more than 100 wounded

in clashes with police during a similar rally led by hardline Islamists. Muslim groups accuse Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama of insulting the Koran, though they have pledged that Friday’s demonstration will be peaceful.. Police brought in water cannon and barbed wire to the site of the rally, a central Jakarta park, on Thursday. “We are expecting over 100,000 participants,” said Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono. “There is enough security so the public need not worry. We hope everything will proceed according to the agreement with the protesters.” Indonesia has the world’s biggest Muslim population but recognises

six religions and is home to dozens of ethnic groups, some of which follow traditional beliefs. Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian, is being investigated over comments he made about his opponents’ use of the Koran in political campaigning. He has denied wrongdoing but apologised for the remarks. Continued to page 6

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Indonesian soldiers perform national flag -colored headbands during a military-sponsored interfaith rally held ahead of the planned Dec. 2 Muslim protest against Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Thousands of Indonesians have joined interfaith rallies around the country organized by the military in an attempt to demonstrate national unity as religious and racial tensions divide the world’s largest Muslim nation.


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