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Bieber spotlights his grown-up side in flashy new video Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pulled out the Hollywood stops in his latest video for the single “As Long As You Love Me,” making a sort of mini-film showing his grown-up side. Bieber, 18, recruited gritty actor Michael Madsen, best known for his roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs,” to play the disapproving father of Bieber’s love interest in the slick music video, which runs nearly six minutes. In the video, which debuted

online on Wednesday, Bieber plays a star-crossed lover. It features car chases, fights, raunchy dancers and steamy romance set against the Los Angeles skyline, all part of a plan to transition the singer from teeny bopper to adult artist. Bieber fans, known as ‘Beliebers,’ praised him on social media websites for showing his darker side and fighting for love. Kaylie @StrongForJustin tweeted, “The whole ALAYLM video was amazing. It shows how if you really love someone, you would fight for them.

There’s a lot of meaning.” Bieber rose to fame as a babyfaced pop star on YouTube, singing innocent love songs such as “Baby” and “One Less Lonely Girl.” In the past year, he has grown under the watchful eye of the public and is dating Disney actress and singer Selena Gomez. The new electro-pop “As Long As You Love Me”, not to be confused with the Backstreet Boys song with the same title, features rapper Big Sean and is the second single from his latest album “Believe.

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Badminton the biggest loser after eight expulsions Reuters REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Singer Justin Bieber performs at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California July 22, 2012.

NBC to break even, not lose money on Olympics Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Viewer excitement about the Olympics is translating into gold for NBC: The broadcaster now expects to break even on the London Games rather than take a loss. “We are way ahead of where we thought we’d be,” NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said Wednesday. Covering the Olympics was more challenging for NBC this year because of the time difference with Europe. With London five hours ahead of New York, NBC isn’t able to show any events live in prime time. In Beijing four years ago, NBC was able to show morning events such as Michael Phelps’ goldmedal swims live during its evening broadcasts. But instead of the expected 20 percent ratings plunge compared with Beijing, Burke said, NBC is seeing audiences up 9 percent so far, five days into the event. “We think that is because of the way we

promoted the Olympics during the hundred days leading up to the Olympics,” Burke said. Tuesday’s Olympics telecast, featuring Phelps’ record-setting swim and the gold-medal performance of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, had the highest rating of any night so far, according to Nielsen’s overnight measurement of the nation’s largest cities. A broader viewership estimate was expected later Wednesday. Combined with higher production costs in London, NBC had expected at one point to take a $200 million loss for

the games. NBC paid $1.2 billion for the rights to show the games on TV and online in the U.S. Before the games opened, NBC said it sold more than $1 billion in ads, breaking the record of $850 million set during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It got 10 percent more for every minute of prime-time advertising compared with Beijing. It also tripled its pre-sales of online ads to $60 million, as it’s streaming all events live for the first time. The company’s bet that live streaming wouldn’t cut into prime-time television audiences appears to have paid off. Better ratings could mean higher rates for ads sold at the last minute. Time Warner Inc., which owns TNT, TBS, CNN and other cable channels, said Wednesday that it has seen a slowdown in last-minute ad sales partly because advertisers are shifting money to the Olympics instead.

This Tueday, July 31, 2012 photo released by NBC shows the US Women’s Gymnastics team, winners of the gold medal for women’s team gymnastics, Kyla Ross, standing left, Jordyn Wieber, seated left, Aly Raisman, standing center, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas, seated right, with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas in London. AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater

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Taiwan’s Cheng Shao-chieh dives to return a shuttle cock as she plays against Singapore’s Juan Gu, unseen, at a women’s singles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.

LONDON - The festering issue of draw rigging in badminton has finally erupted on the biggest sporting stage and while the expulsion of eight players at the Olympics will eventually blow over, it is sure to leave a sizeable scar. The sight of four women’s doubles pairs deliberately throwing their matches to secure a better run to the medal rounds disgusted a crowd of 4,800 packed into Wembley Arena expecting to see the best of badminton’s best. Instead they were treated with disdain as the Chinese, South Korean and Indonesian players sprayed hopeless shots into the net and beyond the lines. Their antics were also beamed around the globe to a disbelieving audience. Disturbingly, the badminton world had been expecting it. Players and coaches lamented a culture of manipulation that had been allowed to take hold of the professional tour for years. The only shock, one player said, was the teams had the gall to do it at the Olympics. “There’s always been talk of China working out who wins before, if their teams are playing each other or set to play each other,” Germany’s singles player Marc Zweiber said. “Korea did something similar in a Thomas Cup event before,” he added, referring to the national team-based event. “There has been talk the whole season that the Chinese team have fixed matches. I don’t feel the BWF (Badminton World Federation) does anything to solve it. I think they need to do more.” The BWF disqualified the four pairs on Wednesday, saying they needed to take a strong stance against conduct “clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport”. The players thrown out were China’s top-seeded duo Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, South Korean pairs Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, plus Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia. The federation also said they would review the format of round-robin pool matches for the opening round, instituted for the first time at an Olympics, after it proved ripe for rigging in London. Continued on page 6

Member of Bali House asking question Regarding the Governor whereabout Bali Post

Denpasar – It is been three weeks since Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika went to Singapore for healthcare. The spokesmen of Bali Government, Ketut Teneng, said that the governor is recovering but he cannot determine when the governor can come. The absence of the governor is started to raise some questions from the member of Bali House

of Representative as stated by Cokorda Budi Suryawan. “If the governor cannot return to Bali yet,

he should give the power to the vice governor for temporary,” he said on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Cok Suryawan said that some government agenda such as the budgeting plan cannot be legalized unless the governor is present. If it cannot be legalized so other program will also must be postponed. “If the governor can give the power to the vice governor so all the program and the government activities

are not stalled,” he added. Meanwhile, the Head of Golkar Fraction in Bali House, Wayan Gunawan, said that acroding to the rules, the vice governor could carry out the duties of the governor if the head of Province is absent. “Let say the governor is sick right now so the initiative can be taken by the vice governor. This shows the lack of communication between the head of the province,” he added.

When being ask whether a disposition letter is needed for the moving of power to the vice governor, he said that if the communication runs well among the leaders, it is necessary. “However, we must underline that the governor is sick so he is unable to do those kind of activities so we also must consider the current condition of the governor,” Gunawan explained. (kmb29)


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The condition of the drainage on Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Panjer

Drainage of Jalan Batanghari at risk of being ineffective Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The drainage and canal construction project on Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Panjer, is estimated to ineffectively minimize the flooding risk because the sewer to downstream is unclear. It occurs because the dredging promised by the Bali Public Works in the Punggawa River used to connect the drainage of Batanghari has yet been worked on. It was revealed by a legislator of Denpasar House, I Nyoman Darsa, when met on Wednesday (Aug 1) in his office. This politician from Panjer said the implementation of the follow-through drainage project was less maximal. “I’m afraid the project worth billions of rupiahs will actually be useless as unable to cope with the flooding when it rains,” he said. When it rained a few days ago, he said, the area was submerged whereas the rain did not last too long. “In the recent rain, it was flooded. Even, it had more points of puddle whereas it rained just once. What will happen later when the rainy season comes?” he asked. He also said if the drainage could

be resolved he was confident that flooding in the area could be resolved, too. However, he was not sure to cope with the flooding if the drainage canal in the south end had not been worked out and finalized. Meanwhile, a member of Commission B, I Wayan Suadi Putra, said the drainage should be directed to downstream. “Do not let this project be useless. We will lose out after spending a lot of budgets, while it results in nothing. Even, it will raise the worse impact,” he added. Related to the complaints, the Head of Denpasar Public Works Agency, I Ketut Winarta, said disposal of drainage on Jalan

Batanghari would be directed to Punggawa River. As planned, the river basin would be dredged from the south and the end would meet the drainage made in the area of Jalan Batanghari. However, the river dredging would be carried out by Bali Province. “At the moment, it is still in the tender stage,” explained Winarta. As known, the follow-through drainage project on Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Panjer, was resumed by CV Permai with a contract value of IDR 1,298 billion from the maximal budget proposed worth IDR 1,624 billion. The project would be worked on for six months, from May 7 to November 2, 2012. (kmb12)

SOME development projects in several regencies in Bali are considered redundant because they have not been used optimally. Even, some of them are left dormant. A number of parties considered they can happen because of poor planning. In Karangasem, there are at least six redundant and dormant projects. Those projects are the cattle market at Pempatan village, Rendang, the art market at Manggis village, wantilan hall and gazebo in water tourism attraction at Amed and tourism attraction at Tulamben, fish auction base (TPI) at Amed, international swimming pool and playground next to Mount Agung sport stadium as well as Karangsokong terminal at Subagan. Meanwhile, the Tanah Ampo cruise harbor at Manggis has not accomplished and cannot be berthed by cruise ships. They do not want to berth on the cruise quay worth IDR 120 billion denoting a joint venture of the Karangasem, Bali and central government. Cruise operators do not want to berth there as the quay floor is only 150 meters long, while the standard length for cruise ship should be about 300 meters. Therefore, it still needs additional length of 154 meters. Besides, the cruise ship operators prefer to berth in Benoa Harbor because the waves and ocean currents at Manggis are ferocious. Meanwhile, the water pipeline project of Telaga Waja River cannot be utilized by people because the water cannot be flowed from the pipeline project worth IDR 100 billion started in 2009. Since the implementation few years ago, the cattle market of Pempatan has not been optimally taken advantage. Cattle buyers and sellers do not want to come to the market because they consider the location less strategic. Similar condition also happens to the Manggis art market, where the Regent Geredeg planned the market worth about IDR 600 million financed by central government assistance could attract tourists to come down from the cruise ship at Tanah Ampo. As the quay is not dropped in by cruise ships, automatically no tourists come down and no tourists can be directed to the Manggis art market.

Unkempt condition of the building has now been overgrown by bushes and high grass. As a result, it is utilized by nearby farmers to herd their cattle. Those expensive projects turn useless because they have not been optimally taken advantage for the welfare of Karangasem community. A number of parties say it happen due to poor planning. The Amed fish auction base, for instance, according to a local legislator, Iluh Purnaminingsih, turned dormant due to wrong planning. The large scale auction base had a storage room but fishermen could not operate it because they should pay high monthly electric bill reaching IDR 5 million. As a result, no one could operate to cover the operational cost. Meanwhile, at the moment, said Purnaminingsih, the only legislator from the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura), the fishermen in Karangasem, especially those from Abang subdistrict, were actually in need for fish cooler. However, it should be a smaller one that could be afforded by fishermen group. So far, they faced classical problem as when fishermen got abundant fishes, the price dropped because it was mainly determined by fish traders or collectors. On the other hand, fishermen had to sell their fish immediately. Otherwise, they would suffer a total loss as the fish could quickly decompose. Seeing the number of redundant and dormant projects, Purnaminingsih asked the Regent of Karangasem to make an assessment. It aimed at optimizing those grandiose projects in conjunction with the economic empowerment for the surrounding community. Similar opinion was revealed by Chairman of the Karangasem House, I Gede Dana. According to him, later on those projects should be reviewed again in order the large amount of budget spent would not be in vain and could be used optimally for the benefit of society. “We’ve got a lot of valuable experiences. Seeing many less useful and dormant projects, later we have to make a comprehensive and careful study as well as absorb the inputs from the public so the dormant projects are not progressively increasing,” said Gede Dana.

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Bali Dynasty Resort has been recognised as most favourite family resort in Bali for 2012 voted by the Holidays with Kids readers. This is the fifth consecutive year that Bali Dynasty Resort has been in the Top 10 of Bali’s most Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts and they are proud to be the Number 1 this year. Bali Dynasty Resort offer a host of family friendly facilities including a dedicated kid’s pool complete with the 56m Caterpillar Splash and the brand new Kids Water Fun Zone and mushroom paddling pool for the little ones. There is a special teens room known as ‘The Den’, with pool table, video games and an activity board to sign up for surfing, scuba diving and other activities, while the little ones will love the Kupu-Kupu Kiddies’ Club, complete with its own Enchanted Garden themed club house. For those aged between 5 -65, the resort recently added a Trapeze School where you can learn how to fly! All this should keep the kids busy while mum and dad relax at one of the six restaurants, five bars or at the adults only ‘lazy pool’.

Calendar Event for August 1 through August 31, 2012 1 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih. 2 Aug P urnama Karo Aci-aci Pengenteg Jagat Pura Gelap Besakih Pura Dangkahyangan Pengukur-ukur Pejeng Merajan Gerya Kebon Tabanan Pura Candi Goro Tianyar-Kubu Karangasem Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula-Buleleng. 4 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih 8 Aug B uda Wage Warigadean Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan. 10 Aug Sukra Umanis Warigadean. Odalan Ida Ratu Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Puraus Merajan Salonding Besakih. 12 Aug Redite Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Banjar Singaraja. 14 Aug Anggar Kasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 15 Aug Buda Umanis Julungwangi. Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli

Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Mr. Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pr. Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. 23 Aug W raspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pr. Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 29 Aug B uda Keliwon Dunggulan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 30 Aug Wraspati Umanis Dunggulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 31 Aug S ukra Paing Dunggulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 31 Aug P urnama Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok. Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pura Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih. Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani

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


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Humanlike Skin Cancer Found in Wild Fish means the cancer had not spread any deeper than the skin, so apart from the surface lesions, the fish were basically healthy.” The lesions looked nearly identical to skin cancer found in humans, he said. Once the melanoma spreads, Sweet added, fish would likely show signs of sickness, becoming less active and maybe feeding less. As such, the sick fish would be less likely to get caught. “This suggests the actual percentage affected by the cancer is likely to be higher than observed in this study,” Sweet said in the statement. While the diseased fish were caught around Heron Island and One Tree Island, the researchers do not know how many coral trout living elsewhere on the reef have skin cancer.

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The skin cancer found on coral trout ranged in coverage from about 5 percent of the fish’s body to nealy 100 percent, the researchers reported Aug. 1, 2012.

Stem cells blamed for cancer re-growth Agence France Presse

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This “fire rainbow,” or iridescent cloud, was captured in a photo taken on Tuesday (July 31) over South Florida.

‘Fire rainbow’ spotted over south Florida

So-called “fire rainbows” are neither on fire nor are they rainbows, but they sure are stunning. They are technically known as iridescent clouds, a relatively rare phenomenon caused by clouds of water droplets of nearly uniform size, according to a release by NASA. These clouds diffract, or bend, light in a similar manner, which separates out light into different wavelengths, or colors. That makes them similar to rainbow-colored glories, which are also formed by diffraction, and also produce an oscillating pattern of colors ranging from blue to green to red to

purple and back to blue again. The phenomenon was captured in this spectacular photo taken on Tuesday (July 31) in the clouds over South Florida. Although iridescent clouds have rainbow-like colors, the way light is scattered to produce them is slightly different. Rainbows are formed by refraction and reflection. When light is refracted, it is bent by passing through mediums of different densities, such as water or a prism. Reflected light bounces off a surface at an angle equal to the angle it hit the surface at. Diffraction, though, involves light

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Surfer Bethany Hamilton in Bali this Friday

The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eerily similar to the melanoma that plagues humans, researchers report today (Aug. 1). Coral trout living on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are directly beneath the Antarctic ozone hole, the world’s largest, which is the result of the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere that normally protects humans from harmful UV rays. “Further work needs to be carried out to establish the exact cause of the cancer, but having eliminated other likely factors such as microbial pathogens and marine pollution, UV radiation appears to be the likely cause,” study researcher Michael Sweet, of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. Sweet and his colleagues examined 136 common coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus), and found 20 individuals, or 15 percent, showed dark skin lesions. The lesions ranged in size from small (covering just 5 percent of the skin) to large, covering the fish’s full body, they report online in the journal PLoS ONE. “The individuals we looked at had extensive — but only surface — melanomas,” Sweet said. “This

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waves being scattered into a ring-like pattern. As with other iridescent objects, like peacock feathers, the color changes depending upon one’s position relative to the sun and the object. Iridescence usually occurs in newly formed clouds. That appears to be the case here as well. According to the Weather Channel, these are pileus clouds caused by a fast-growing thunderstorm that shoved air into the upper atmosphere through a layer of moisture. This created a fog-like cloud that looks like a glowing dome atop the thunderstorm.

Researchers presented evidence Wednesday for the existence of cancer stem cells, with three different studies seeking to end a decades-old scientific dispute about how tumours grow. The discovery should lead to new drugs targeting stem cells that cause tumours to reappear after cancer therapy, the teams argued in three scientific papers published simultaneously in the journals Nature and Science. “The hypothesis (that cancer stem cells exist) has been around now for some time. Hopefully these three papers now make an end to the discussion,” Dutch researcher Hugo Snippert told AFP. All the studies were conducted on lab mice. Some experts have maintained that tumours are comprised of masses of cancer cells that are all the same, and all dividing. But Snippert said the latest papers clearly show a hierarchy of cells in tumours, with different functions -- including stem cells that act as cancer cell factories. Stem cells are infant cells that develop into specialised tissues of the body, touted by medicine as a future source from which to replenish damaged tissue. In the case of intestinal cancer, a healthy stem cell mutates to create a “cell of origin” from which a tumour grows, said Snippert. The tumour contains stem cells which then create new cancer cells. Cancer stem cells must now be targeted for drug research, argued Snippert, a member of the University Medical Center Utrecht research team which focused on intestinal cancer and published its findings in Science. “Since the cancer stem cells are so similar to normal stem cells, most treatments also harm the normal stem cells,” he said. “That is why it is important now to have a look at cancer stem cells, comparing them to normal stem cells to find the differences.” Focusing on incurable brain tumours, a US-based research team said they had found a subset of cells that appear to be the source of new tumour growth after chemotherapy. “This study serves as a proof of principle that in at least some solid tumours functional cancer stem cells exist,” researcher Luis Parada of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center told AFP.

People giving information to domestic tourists in Tourism Information Service. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, said the expenditure of domestic tourists gave contribution to foreign exchange of USD 9 billion up to the first semester of 2012.

Expenditure of domestic tourists reaches USD 9 billion

KUTA - Bethany Hamilton, world-renowned professional surfer and subject of the major motion picture Soul Surfer, will meet with fans and sign autographs at the Rip Curl Memorial Store on Jalan Legian in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on Friday, August 3rd beginning at 5 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the courageous young woman who’s personal story has inspired people around the world to never give up on pursuing their dreams. Hamilton, 22, from Kauai, Hawaii, is currently in Bali preparing to surf in the 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational (July 15 – August 26). Hamilton is the first-ever woman surfer to receive an invitation to the Rip Curl Cup. The fearless goofyfooter, known for her exploits in powerful waves, is ecstatic about the opportunity to meet her many fans in Bali, and will be available to autograph Padang Cup T-shirts, event posters, journals, surfboards and more. In 2003 Hamilton became arguably the world’s most famous surfer when, at the age of 13, she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. The attack left Hamilton with a severed left arm. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, she returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal of becoming a professional surfer. In 2004 Hamilton published a best-selling autobiography entitled Soul Surfer, which was later made into a successful motion picture that played to audiences around the globe. Prior to her appearance at the Rip Curl Memorial Store on Friday, Hamilton will host a surf lesson for children from the Benih Harapan Orphanage at 3 pm on Legian Beach in Kuta. The surf lesson with Bethany Hamilton is a joint effort by the Rip Curl School of Surf and Soul Surf Project Bali, a group that connects underprivileged youth in Bali with surfing equipment and lessons. Rip Curl will also donate surfboards to Soul Surf Project Bali.

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JAKARTA - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, said the expenditure of domestic tourists gave contribution to foreign exchange of USD 9 billion up to the first semester of 2012. “Actually, the expenditure of domestic tourists is at double of the estimated foreign exchange earnings obtained from foreign tourists, USD 9 billion,” said Mari Elka Pangestu. The travel of domestic tourist in the first half of 2012 indicated a growth of 3.5 percent. Indication of the increase could be seen from the rising number of foreign tourists visiting several popular tourist attractions. “The indication can be seen from the increase in the domestic tourists visiting several attractions like Borobudur and Prambanan, Komodo Island, Wakatobi and the emergence of new attractions such as the Trans Studio Bandung,” she said. He cited that Borobudur Temple showed an increase in domestic tourist visit during the period of JanuaryJune 2012 reaching 65 percent to 1,455,418 people. Her party targeted the movement of domestic tourists in 2012 could reach 245 million travels

with a total target of expenditure reaching IDR 171.5 trillion or approximately USD 18 billion. Mari positively welcomed it considering the highest growth of domestic tourist mobility even occurred outside the island of Java such as North Sumatra, Lampung and South Sulawesi. “With the increase in income, the number of middle class, infrastructure improvements and economic flight, the traveling by domestic tourists has become a mainstay of the national tourism,” she said. She argued, the opportunity to improve the movement of domestic tourists remained widely open because during the period of May to August was the peak season for tourism industry worldwide.

Especially in Indonesia, after the school holiday in June-July 2012, it would be resumed with the Eid holiday falling in August 2012. “At that time, the intensity of public traveling to visit tourist attractions will be higher than in normal occasion,” she said. Mari had confidence the number of domestic tourists and their movement would continue to increase during the school holidays and major religious holidays including the Eid, Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Last year, the number of domestic tourist traveling reached 236.752 million or exceeded the target of 236 million with a total expenditure of IDR 156.89 trillion. (010)

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Bethany Hamilton, world-renowned professional surfer and subject of the major motion picture Soul Surfer, will meet with fans and sign autographs at the Rip Curl Memorial Store on Jalan Legian in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on Friday, August 3rd beginning at 5 pm.


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Deaths spur French gov’t to pay for shark hunt Associated Press Writer

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The rice paddy which is attacked by tungro in Tabanan Regency

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Tungro attacks Subak Nyitdah Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Erratic rain is starting to be complained by farmers. Due to such weather condition, the tungro attacked the paddy field as experienced by Subak Nyitdah, Kediri. Since the past a week, this stem borer attacked the paddy plants of a few weeks old. As a result, leaves of the paddy plant turned yellow and unhealthy. The Head of Tabanan Agriculture and Horticulture Agency, Nyoman Budana, confirmed the tungro attack. He said the attack was still quite normal and not alarming yet.

However, farmers were asked to eradicate the tungro seriously. “We have checked and come down to location. A number of rice fields began to be attacked by tungro,” he said via

Suspected bringing mariyuana

Man captured at Padangbai Amlapura (Bali Post) –

A man from Lombok initialed Ras (40), last Wednesday (1/8) around 10.30 am captured at Padangbai, Karangasem as suspected to have brought weed from Bali. Head of KP3 Sea Executive Police, PC Dewa Nila Candra, as permitted by Karangasem Police Head from Padangbai confirmed the action was taken due to their readiness in security checks to those crossing from Padangbai to Lembar. Ras who was riding a motor-

cycle from Denpasar was going to West Nusa Tenggara was stopped at 1st Post at Padangbai for documents checking yet police found a small plastic filled with leaves suspected to be 2 grams weed on his bag which so confiscated along with Ras brought to be investigated further. “We have handed him to Illegal Drugs Section of Karangasem Police along with evidences of the leaves, ht emotorcycle and cash IDR 5 million,” Candra confirmed. (013)

phone on Wednesday (Aug 1). According to Budana, at Subak Nyitdah the tungro only attacked the upper leaves of rice and had not spread. He said the pest had just grown and was still quite reasonable. Related to such condition, his party had deployed a team to conduct a research and find out the solution. “We have assigned a team and contacted it,” he explained. From the results of checking, the tungro could still be eradicated by

periodical spraying. Other than spraying, the farmers were encouraged to come down to rice field diligently. The plant infected by tungro should be immediately withdrawn so that it would not spread to other plants. “Otherwise, the tungro attack will expand,” he stated. Although it looked simple, he said, the tungro attack could spread rapidly. Late eradication would cause the paddy plants of farmers to be damaged and

led to lower yields. Not only tungro, some other parts of paddy fields at Subak Nyitdah were also attacked by weeds. At a glance, the weeds were much more fertile than the paddy planted by farmers whereas the paddy plants attacked by the weeds had been averagely blooming. If they were not withdrawn, the weeds would certainly disturb the growth of paddy plants until the harvest came. (kmb30)

Homecoming preparation, Gilimanuk Harbour security tightened Negara (Bali Post) –

Head of Bali Police General Inspector Drs. Budi Gunawan last Wednesday (1/8) stated have visited Jembrana Police up to Gilimanuk Harbour through Denpasar-Gilimanuk route. Bali Head Police who was accepted by Jembrana Head Police, GAPC Komang Sandi Arsana, asked Jembrana Police officers to give the best services for the people. He also asked the officers not to ask illegal charges moreover some would do such thing for gambling or being a back up. Gunawan explained for officers to place cameras in jails

to anticipate any of them suicide, escape or smuggling illegal drugs. It is hoped no officers are corrupting finance as now Indonesian police have been Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) attention. Meanwhile connecting to the homecoming routine, Jembrana was asked to be prepared and Gilimanuk to be secured tightly as it is the place where officers will have to check goods brought in. For that Jembrana Police hoped an X-Ray equipment supplied by Bali Government to be placed by next year as Police only received and asked before its being actively operated to be given a socialisation. After

that Gunawan continued in checking Gilimanuk Harbor where General Manager of the Ketapang-Gilimanuk corssing, Waspada Herwanto, stated as much as 35 ships being prepared for the homecoming route along with tents and anticipation on tickets lockets while special boat to carry motorcycles also being prepared to lessen queues. It is predicted there will be an increase of 6 percent of those coming to Bali compared to last year which reached 17 thousand while its peak will be Main Day – 2. Hearing this, Gunawan asked not to let anyone using the queues to be used as illegal charges time. (kmb26)

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Australia rules out US nuclear aircraft carrier base Agence France Presse

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith has rejected a proposal to base a US nuclear aircraft carrier and other warships in the country, a move that would rankle key trade partner China. The idea of using the Australian navy’s western base, HMAS Stirling near Perth, to host an American carrier group and other fighter jets was reportedly raised in a study of US military posture in the Asia-Pacific. Media in Australia said the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report, commissioned by the US Defence Department, had been submitted to Congress. Smith said after a speech late Wednesday that while increased US access to HMAS Stirling was possible long-term, American aircraft carriers would not be based in Australia. “The report is an independent report to the United States govern-

ment. It’s not a United States government document,” he said. “We don’t have United States military bases in Australia and we are not proposing to. What we have talked about in terms of either increased aerial access or naval access is precisely that -- greater access to our facilities. “The strategic rationale for that is the growing importance of India and the growing importance of the Indian Ocean rim, particularly in a naval and maritime sense.” In June, Pentagon chief Leon Panetta announced in Singapore that the United States would shift the bulk of its naval fleet to the Pacific by 2020 as part of a new strategic focus on Asia. It followed a visit to Australia

last year by US President Barack Obama, who announced an enhanced defence cooperation with Canberra which will see up to 2,500 US Marines deployed in the country. The first troops touched down in April on a six-month rotational basis, based on the outskirts of the northern city of Darwin. It is part of Washington’s plan to bolster its military presence in the strategically vital Asia-Pacific, amid concerns about China’s increasing assertiveness. The CSIS report considers various options for increasing, decreasing or leaving US military presence in the region at its current level, Australian media said. Another proposal in the report canvasses expanding the Marines’ presence to a full air ground taskforce that would see thousands more troops in Australia’s north, according to the Australian Financial Review.

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PARIS — French fishermen will be on the hunt for a vulnerable shark species off the coast of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion soon — and will pocket government cash for their kills after a dramatic rise in deadly attacks pushed Paris to take unprecedented measures. Financial incentives will come into force as early as next week — and it’s provoked an outcry from animal rights groups, who call it a legalized “extermination.” The sharks to be targeted are bull sharks, a large and aggressive species common in the Indian Ocean which is widely believed to be behind several recent attacks on people. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, a leading conservation group that produces the world’s main list of endangered species, the so-called Red List, designates the bull shark as “near threatened,” meaning it could face the threat of extinction in the near future. From 2000 to 2010, there were no shark attacks off Reunion and no calls for culling, but the last two years have seen several deadly attacks, the most recent coming

last week when a 22-year-old surfer died after a shark bit off his leg. It was the seventh attack — and the third fatality — since the start of last year. The attacks have frightened many local residents into staying on dry land. “A couple of weeks ago, I allowed my son to go swimming,” said 49-year-old Philippe Nanpon, who spoke by telephone Wednesday from Saint-Paul, a district that has seen fatalities. “But now I won’t let him in. Until it’s over, it’s not safe.” It’s not yet clear how much fisherman can earn from killing sharks, and the Paris government says it will give leeway to local authorities and fishermen in setting prices. Thierry Robert, a lawmaker from and mayor of Saint-Leu, a district whose coastal areas where an alarming number of bull sharks have been spotted in recent months, initially offered to pay fishermen €2 ($2.46) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of dead shark. But a spokesman for the French Overseas Ministry, Olivier Nicolas, said this sum was too little. “It’s not enough as an incentive for the catching, so the state will contribute and remunerate the catchers,” Nicolas said.

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FILE - This is a July 22, 2007, file photo of a 263-pound bull shark caught by Jeremy Powers is displayed J during the final day of the 75th annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dauphin Island, Ala.

China jails 20 on terrorism, separatism charges in restive Xinjiang Reuters

BEIJING - Courts in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang have jailed 20 people for up to 15 years on charges of terrorism and separatism, state media said on Thursday, as the heavily Muslim area marks the fasting month of Ramadan. The three courts in the cities of Urumqi, Kashgar and Aksu also leveled charges of making explosive devices, promoting religious extremism and plotting “holy war”,

Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily said on its website (www.people.com.cn). While it did not give the ethnicity of those sentenced, judging from their names they were all Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic-speaking people who call Xinjiang home, many of whom chafe at Beijing’s rule and restrictions on their religion and culture. “A vast amount of evidence shows that the accused criminals carried out a lot of preparatory work in planning violent terror activities

and set up a formal terror organization,” the report said. “They bought, produced and copied mobile transmitters, discs and publications which promoted separatism, religious extremism and violent terror and proactively spread them around,” it added. “Some members of the terror organization made explosives and carried out test explosions.” China blamed violence in Xinjiang - strategically located on the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan,

India and Central Asia - on Islamic separatists who want to establish an independent state of “East Turkestan”. Some Chinese officials have blamed attacks on Muslim militants trained in Pakistan. But many rights groups say China overstates the threat to justify its tight grip on the region. Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, said the government had politicized the case and used terrorism as an excuse to punish Uighurs who don’t agree with the

system. “The aim is to terrorize Uighurs into abandoning their rights,” he said in an emailed statement. Beijing has shown no sign of relaxing its control in Xinjiang, a vast swath of territory accounting for one-sixth of China’s land mass which holds rich oil, gas and coal deposits. In July 2009, regional capital Urumqi was rocked by violence between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs that killed nearly 200 people.


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Companies add 163,000 jobs, manufacturing falters Reuters

NEW YORK - U.S. companies hired more workers than expected in July, but continued weakness in the manufacturing sector pointed to sluggish economic growth. The economic recovery has lost steam in recent months as it has been buffeted by the euro zone debt crisis, a struggling U.S. labor market and concerns over higher taxes and government spending cuts that are set to take place early next year. Economists said Wednesday’s data suggested further slow growth after a 1.5 percent growth rate in the second quarter, though the economy should avoid recession. “I don’t see any evidence that the weakness is truly feeding on itself at this point but at the same time, there’s no obvious spark for the economy to look a lot better in the next few months, either,” said Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in New York. The data came as Federal Reserve held off from offering any new stimulus to boost the economy even as it signaled further bond buys could be forthcoming. Fed officials characterized the economy as having “decelerated somewhat” and repeated their disappointment with the slow pace of progress in bringing down the 8.2 percent unemployment rate. High unemployment and weak consumer confidence took a toll on U.S. automakers as General Motors, Ford and Chrysler Group reported lower-than-expected sales for July. The ADP National Employment Report showed private employers created 163,000 jobs in July, more than the 120,000 that had been expected though slightly less than June’s 172,000. June was originally reported as 176,000. “The U.S. continues to have consistently positive private sector payroll growth, albeit at a painfully slow rate,” said Eric Stein, VP and portfolio manager at Eaton Vance Management in Boston. The ADP figures come ahead of the government’s much more comprehensive labor market report on Friday, which includes both public and private sector employment. That report is expected to show nonfarm payrolls rose by a modest 100,000 last month, while the unemployment rate is seen staying the same at 8.2 percent. Economists estimate the labor market needs to create about 125,000 jobs a month to keep the unemployment rate steady, though estimates vary. Analysts often refer to the ADP report to fine-tune their expectations for the payrolls numbers, though it is not always accurate in predicting the outcome. The ADP report has differed from the government’s private jobs number by an average of about 50,000 so far this year, said Cooper Howes, economist at Barclays. If that continues, it would be in line with a forecast for a gain of 100,000 nonfarm payrolls last month, said Howes. U.S. stocks were modestly lower in mid-afternoon as investors digested the Fed statement, while the dollar strengthened and Treasuries prices retested session lows. Two separate reports on manufacturing - previously a tent pole of the recovery - showed the sector continued to falter. A report from the Institute for Supply Management showed manufacturing activity contracted for a second month in a row in July as new orders improved modestly but employment dropped to a 2-1/2-year low.

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In this Tuesday April 20, 2010 file photo, an Emirates airline passenger jet taxis on the tarmac at Dubai International airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Gulf’s three big airlines are all increasingly forging crossborder partnerships to extend their reach deeper into international markets.

Gulf’s booming airlines forge new links abroad Associated Press

DUBAI — During a demonstration flight of Boeing’s new 787 high above the United Arab Emirates this summer, one of the plane-maker’s representatives jokingly asked an Etihad Airways executive what was next on the airline’s shopping list. It wasn’t planes he was talking about, but chunks of other airlines. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has snapped up stakes in four different carriers just since December, prompting speculation in aviation circles of more deals to come. Etihad is not alone. The Gulf’s three big airlines are all increasingly forging cross-border partnerships to extend their reach deeper into international markets. They are doing so even as they rapidly grow their own route networks and expand their fleets with billions of dollars’ worth of new fuelefficient planes. Etihad and Aer Lingus announced a codeshare deal Monday designed to feed traffic into one another’s networks, just months after Etihad bought a slice of the Irish carrier. Australia’s Qantas says it is in talks with Dubai-based Emirates about potential alliances. Qatar Airways, which last year

bought more than a third of European freight airline Cargolux, wants to launch a new carrier to serve next-door Saudi Arabia’s domestic market. While their strategies differ, the airlines’ push is likely to further strengthen their increasingly formidable Gulf hubs at a time when older airlines from the United States to Australia are struggling to stay competitive. All three Gulf carriers woo economy-class transit passengers with generous hot meals and a wide range of back-of-seat entertainment options that would be the envy of most domestic American airlines. In the battle for lucrative business and first-class flyers, they try to outdo one another with offerings that include plush private cabins, gourmet chefs and even onboard showers. The airports Emirates and Etihad call home are undergoing significant expansions, while Qatar Airways is preparing to move to a brand-new air-

port scheduled to open later this year. “It’s all about feed. These guys have these tremendous emerging hub-and-spoke networks. The more feed you can get with partners or by yourselves, the more effective your network becomes over those hubs,” said Russell Shaw, a transportation and aviation analyst at Australia’s Macquarie Group. The Mideast’s biggest airline, Emirates, has traditionally focused on growing its network in-house. It has shown little interest in joining any of the big airline alliances such as Oneworld or Skyteam that dominate intercontinental air travel. That has not stopped it from seeking out bilateral partnerships with individual airlines that can expand its network and route more traffic through its Dubai hub. In April, it sealed a deal with JetBlue Airways that tacks an Emirates flight number onto a dozen routes operated by the New York-based airline. Although such codeshare deals have been around in the industry for years, it is Emirates’ first with an American carrier. The airlines began allowing passengers to earn miles on each other’s frequent flyer plans beginning last month.

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oybean production in Bali during 2012 is estimated to reach 8,521 tons. Based on the series data, the production of soybean during January to April reached 973 tons.

Soybean production in Bali predicted to reach 8,521 tons Bali Post

DENPASAR — Soybean production in Bali during 2012 is estimated to reach 8,521 tons. Based on the series data, the production of soybean during January to April reached 973 tons. Meanwhile, the soybean production in the period of May to August is predicted to increase to 3,350 tons. “It’s based on the existing series data in the Bali Food Crop Agriculture Agency, where in the period of January-May the soybean production showed an increase. With the existing series data, the soybean production in the period of January-December 2012 will probably reach 8,512 tons,” said the Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar on Wednesday. He said the surge in soybean price from January to July 2012 was very significant. Last January, the price of soybean was recorded at IDR 5,700 per kg, in April increased to IDR 6,100 per

kg, and then increased again in May and July to the level of IDR 7,400 per kg. “If stated in percentage, the price surge of soybean from January to July reached 25 percent,” he said. Nevertheless, the surge in soybean price in Bali was not like in the other regions because so far it had not caused any scarcity of soybean in the market. Evidently, the supply of soybean cake and tofu in the market remained normal. Meanwhile, related to the inflation, Gde Suarsa said that in Denpasar it reached 0.72 percent in July 2012. Such inflation was driven by the increase in the price index as indicated by the increase

in the index of the group of goods and services. “The group of food was the largest contributor to the inflation rate reaching 1.34 percent, while the transport, communications and financial services contributed the inflation at 1.16 percent,” he explained. He said the commodity showing the price hike could be seen from the surge in the tariff of air transport, house rental, rice and chicken flesh. While, within that period the only declining index happened to clothing, namely 0.07 percent. “Of the existing 66 cities, all the cities experienced the inflation. The highest inflation happened to Pangkal Pinang at 3.17 percent and the lowest inflation happened to Sibolga namely at 0.11 percent. If ordered from the highest inflation, then Denpasar ranked 35th of the 66 cities experiencing the inflation in July 2012,” he said. (kmb27)

Archaeological researches in Bali have found a number of archeological heritages, which belonged to prehistoric and historic remains. Prehistoric remains proved the earliest of the people’s life, started from hunting and food gathering through cultivation up to mastering the advanced technology. Such remains indicated the struggle and the achievement of the people’s life gradually, after adapting and exploring their environment its natural resources for their life, because the nature was still quite dangerous. On the other hands, the remains also demonstrated the relationship of the prehistoric Balinese people to those who lived in Java, Sumatera etc, even to the South-East Asian people. The most important of the prehistoric live in Bali is the invention of the metallic technology along with the megalithic tradition. During the advance technology the Balinese people have produced several kind of bronze goods for ritual purpose such as kettledrums and for daily uses as well such as axes etc. Mastering the advance technology, Balinese people have succeeded to develop stone moulds in the village of Manuaba (Gianyar) for casting bronze kettledrum. The human-mask decoration, showed a remarkable similarities to the decorations of the huge kettledrums found in the village of Pejeng not so far of the east of Manuaba, but the stone moulds of Manuaba are small in its size. It should be noted here that bronze kettledrums were not only found in Bali, but also in Java, and Eastern Indonesian Island. Another bronze moulds made of clay were also found in West Java, but not for producing kettledrums, but for making spearheads, axes, etc. Regarding the human-mask decorations, which were founds on the kettledrums of Pejeng, on the stone moulds of Manuaba and on the number of the sarcophagi found in Bali, was regarded as symbol of the leader’s or the ancestor’s spirits. The people believed that the spirit, who were abode on the top of the mountain or on the inaccessible place have the magic power for protecting the living society. When Hinduism have spread widely in Indonesia, the people believed to the sacred mountain as the place of the Hindu pantheons and the ancestor’s spirit as well. Based on this conception, then the people built their temples on the mountain area such as as Pura Besakih on the slope of Mount Agung. Along with the development of the metallic industry, the megalithic tradition increased not only in Bali, but also in Sumatera, Flores etc. Several kinds of megalithic remains were founds there namely menhirs, dolmens, menhirstatues, stepped pyramids etc. It is a matter of facts

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that the megalithic tradition have strongly influenced the people’s life and it is not surprising any more that living megalithic tradition could be found until to present day in Nias, Toraja, Bali and Eastern Indonesians Islands. In Bali, the megalithic remains, exe the sarcophagi are regarded as sacred monuments and functioned for worshipping thje Hindu Trinity, the local deities and the ancestor’s spirit (Sutaba 1984). Researches on the advanced technology and on the megalithic tradition in Bali in particular, have made conclusions that Balinese people have build their social organization headed by the leaders. The well organizations have made favorable conditions for mastering the advance technology. Then the social and cultural development became the solid foundation for facing the new era when Hinduism arrived in Bali (Sutaba, 1930). Bali have got Hindu-Budhis influences nearly at the 9 century A.D. as Proved by the finding of clay stuphikas and seals beared Budhis formula, near the village of Pejeng, Gianyar. Then a pillar inscription was rediscovered in Blanjong Sanur (Badung) which mentioned the name of the king Kesari Warmadewa. This inscription was originated from c.10 century A.D. Since this period, Hinduism was spread widely in Bali and went deeply into the life of the Balinese people and then survived until today. Having well developed social organization and cultural life before the arrival of Hinduism, have led the Balinese people successfully modified the new elements in accordance with their characters and became the new one beared Balinese identity. The wellknown king of Bali is a couple royal named king Udayana and his wife Gunapryadharmapati (c.10 century A.D), then succeeded by their families. During the ancient history of Bali, a number of temples were built nearly in the whole island. In these temple several kinds of historical remains were preserved e.g. statues, inscriptions etc. As the follower of Hinduism, Balinese people regard the temples including the remains in them as sacred monuments for worshiping the Hindu pantheons, the local deities and the ancestor’s spirit as well. This religious function was the responsibility of the Balinese people for keeping the monuments in well conditions and the welfare of the living society. Based on the evidence found in Bali there ere thousand tamples, which then named Bali as “The Island of Thousand Temples” or “The Island of Paradise”. Most of the old temples are located in the village between the two rivers called Pakerisan and Petanu namely the village of Bedulu, Pejengand Tampaksiring (Gianyar).


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Plane damaged in collision with bird

A jet carrying 151 passengers landed safely at Denver International Airport after declaring an emergency when a bird damaged the nose of the plane. United Airlines flight 1475 from Dallas-Fort Worth apparently stuck a large bird as it was descending into Denver. There were no injuries reported, according to ABC News. Pictures from the airport showed a large hole in the nose of the Boeing 737. Bird collisions with airplanes can be dangerous when they damage engines, the windshield and certain other parts of the plane, CBS Local Denver reports. ABC News reports that bird collisions with airplanes cause $600 million in damages to the airlines each year. The most notable plane crash involving birds was the 2009 water landing in the Hudson River by Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, where all 158 passengers survived.

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A scene from the film Tanda Putera (“Mark of Princes”). The government-backed film depicting one of the most politically traumatic days in Malaysian history has sparked fears it will tear open decades-old racial wounds in the multi-ethnic nation

Film on 1969 Malaysia riots courts controversy Agence France Presse

A government-backed film touching on one of the most sensitive episodes in Malaysian history has sparked fears it could stir racial tensions in the multi-ethnic nation as an election showdown looms. Before even being released Tanda Putera (“Mark of Princes”) has become a target of critics who say a film depicting race riots four decades ago that still haunt the country was irresponsible -- charges rejected by its director. Several weeks of rioting broke out on May 13, 1969 between majority Malays and ethnic Chinese after an election setback for the Malay-dominated ruling alliance. Officially, 196 died, but many put the toll much higher. The riots, popularly known by the date May 13, had a far-reaching impact. It accelerated moves by the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) to enshrine privileges for Malays that are resented by other groups, and a post-riot crackdown set the course for decades of authoritarian rule. Even today, UMNO frequently evokes May 13 to warn against threatening the political status quo, which the multi-ethnic opposition calls racial fear-mongering. Tanda Putera is the first feature film about an episode whose actual

cause remains under debate, but its director Shuhaimi Baba defended the film. “What is so controversial about it? Other countries have films about their own history without going to the dogs,” she told AFP, saying critics should hold fire until seeing it. Malay-language press reviews have praised the quality of the movie since a media-only screening July 18, and its backers say it focuses less on the riots than on relationships between top Malaysian leaders who dealt with it. Many comments on the film’s Facebook site called for Malaysians to have an open mind about the picture. But in a sign of May 13’s sensitivity, the Facebook site has been flooded with criticism by users who haven’t even seen the film. “I’m sorry but this movie is really instigating racism. How can the government approve something like this?” one comment said. Some critics took exception to scenes of apparently provocative actions by the Chinese community shown in the film’s trailer on YouTube, which earned 4,130

“dislikes” as of Wednesday against just 436 “likes”. A separate Facebook page has called for a boycott. The official government view is that communists incited racial tensions, which the Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party (DAP) further inflamed with a victory march through the capital Kuala Lumpur after May 10 polls. Opponents of that interpretation, however, say a Malay elite led by then- deputy premier Abdul Razak Hussein orchestrated the unrest as a pretext to cement Malay control. Abdul Razak became prime minister in the aftermath. A person involved in making the film told AFP it was “government propaganda” and includes beheadings by communists played by ethnic Chinese actors, and Chinese shouting “all Malays go and die.” “It only shows one side of what happened,” the source said on condition of anonymity. Half of the movie’s RM4.5 million ($1.5 million) budget was supplied by the government-run National Film Development Corporation (Finas).

Philippine floods persist, toll rises to 23

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Rescuers deployed rubber boats while doctors fanned across cramped evacuation centres in the Philippines as the death toll from five days of flooding reached 23 on Thursday, officials said. Large farming towns north of the capital Manila as well as heavily populated coastal areas remained under waist deep floods, with television footage showing residents wading in muddy waters as they tried to seek safer shelters. Health officials meanwhile raised the alarm over a possible outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread by infected rat urine in flood waters, saying this could lead to a further spike in the death toll. “We are appealing for help from the national government. Our town hall itself is submerged in waist deep water,” said mayor Orencio Gabriel of Obando town on government radio as intermittent rains continued to pound many areas. “We are all under water here,” he said. Obando is a farming town of about 60,000 people 16 kilometres (10 miles) north of Manila where a major river system drains into Manila Bay. But high sea tides on Thursday morning worsened the flooding by slowing down the flow of water into the bay, even as Typhoon Saola had already began bringing its fury northward to Taiwan. “People are living in dire situations in evacuation centres and disease outbreaks are what could push the toll even higher,” warned Carmencita Banatin, head of the department of health’s emergency management unit. “We have rushed medicines and doctors to evacuation centres to begin immunising and stave off any explosion of diseases,” she told AFP.

Badminton... From page 1 While an International Olympic Committee spokesman said badminton’s place on the Games programme would be safe, the sport will clearly have to do a lot of soul searching and swallow some bitter pills to repair its battered image. But even as the sanctions were being handed down, coaches and team officials said they would have considered using the same underhand tactics with Olympic medals on the line. A Danish pair had scored a surprise win over second seeds Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei of China in the women’s preliminary round, inadvertently setting off a chain of events that ended with eight players being kicked out of the Games. “I’m very happy we were the ones that made all the trouble by causing an upset,” Denmark’s head coach Lars Uhre told Reuters. “We know China are doing the best they can to give the best possible result for themselves as a nation so it’s not a surprise - it’s a bad system.” Fabrice Vallet, a coach with the French team, said the players deserved disqualification and needed to be on their best behaviour with the eyes of the world on the sport every four years. “If we went to be solid in the Olympics we need to show we can play in the Olympic spirit,” he said. “The Olympic spirit is fairness and that’s the first thing.

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INDONESIA Indonesia has opportunities to strengthen domestic industries Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia still has a lot of opportunities to strengthen its industries due to continuing investment growth, a presidential aide said. “The high growth of both domestic and foreign investment is indicating that the role of national industries is up again,” Prof Firmansyah, the presidential aide for economic and development affairs, said to newsmen here on Thursday. Realization of investment in the country in the first semester this year reached Rp148.1n trillion with the domestic investment contributing Rp40.5 trillion up by 22.7 percent from the same period last year while foreign investment contribution in the period rose around 30.4 percent to Rp107.6 trillion. Firmansyah said the realization of investment in the period was equivalent with 52 percent of the 2012 target set at Rp206.8 trillion for foreign investment and Rp76.7 trillion for domestic investment. The economic professor of state University of Indonesia said that nonoil/gas processing industry growth surpassed national growth by 6.83 percent with the value of non-oil/gas in-

dustries` exports reaching US$122.18 billion or 60 percent of total national exports. “By the end of 2012 non-oil/gas processing industries are expected to be able to grow by 7.05 percent and in 2013 by 8.02 percent,” he said. Firmansyah said the industrial sector`s contribution to the country`s gross domestic product in 2011 was recorded at 24.28 percent with small industries still dominating numbering 3.8 million units against 24,232 the number of big industries absorbing 14.54 million workers. He said non-oil/gas industries` development has been directed to develop downstream industrial basis especially to increase the added value of small industries. “Efforts to increase the added value of minerals processing such as bauxite, nickel, iron ore and copper need to be continued,” he said. The program of development of downstream industries for plantation products such as crude palm oil, rub-

ber, cocoa, agricultural produce, livestock farming and fisheries is a must for the development of comparative advantage-based industrial structure, he said. He said the proportion of the country`s raw materials exports must be reduced so that the added value, employment and new businesses would continue to grow. At the same time, he said the wish of a number of both domestic and foreign investors to invest in the manufacturing sector must be fully supported with competitive human resources. In view of that optimization of research institutions should be intensified to support the industrialization process, he said. Firmansyah said development of “hard infrastructure” such as roads, bridges, ports and electricity as well as “soft infrastructure” such as bureaucracy, licensing, regulation and ICT must be prioritized to maintain current economic performance.

Pertamina to build $1.9 billion gas project Antara

JAKARTA - State energy company PT Pertamina said it will build a network of integrated US$1.9 billion gas infrastructure in the country. The integrated project is included in the Pertamina gas strategy road map to cover all regions in the country until 2025, Pertamina gas director Hari Karyuliarto said. The project will include conversion of the Arun liquefied natural gas plant in Aceh into a regasification facility. The regasification facility will need additional pipelines to reach other regions in Sumatra, In Java , Pertamina will build inland regasisification facilities and trans-Java pipelines, Hari told reporters here on Wednesday night. In eastern Indonesia, Pertamina will build mini gas terminals and regasification facilities in strategic locations, he said. The project will be financed with internal fund of Pertamina , loans and project finance by investors, he said.

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State energy company PT Pertamina said it will build a network of integrated US$1.9 billion gas infrastructure in the country. “Pertamina will likely also issue bonds to raise fund but around 70 percent of the investment will be covered with project finance,” he said. “Project finance scheme is the

right way to be used with the limited funding capacity of Pertamina,” he said. Under the scheme the project will be financed by financial consortium, he added.

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Indonesia suffered a deficit of US$727 million in its non-oil/ gas trade with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first semester of this year, according to the National Statistics Agency (BPS).

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JAKARTA - Indonesia suffered a deficit of US$727 million in its non-oil/gas trade with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first semester of this year, according to the National Statistics Agency (BPS). “Indonesia`s non-oil/gas exports to ASEAN countries in the first semester of this year were recorded at US$15.46 billion while its imports from those countries reached US$16.18 billion. So our balance of trade with ASEAN countries is deficit,” BPS Chief Suryamin said here on Wednesday. He said based on the previous balance of trade Indonesia`s exports to ASEAN countries dropped by around 7.5 percent from US$16.71 billion while its imports rose 11.34 percent from US$14.54 billion. “ASEAN countries have so far been Indonesia`s export destinations providing a market share of 20.12 percent of the country`s total non-oil/gas exports while imports from those countries comprise 21.59 percent of the total domestic market share,” he said. Indonesia`s three ASEAN main trade partners that have been the biggest sources of Indonesian imports are Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Indonesia`s imports from Singapore are worth US$5.45 billion, Thailand US$5.76 billion and Malaysia US$3.19 billion while imports from other ASEAN countries are worth US$1.78 billion. The three countries have also been Indonesia`s main export destination countries with Indonesia`s exports to Singapore reached US$5.05 billion, Malaysia US$4.47 billion and Thailand US$2.69 billion. In terms of destinations China has remained Indonesia`s biggest export destination market with the country`s exports in the first half of this year reached US$10.45 billion, followed by Japan (US$8.72 billion), the US (US$7.46 billion) and India (US$6.04 billion).


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Tihingan Village in Banjarangkan sub district is the center of Gong gamelan production. Its production is start with crude work then expert work to synchronize the gong sound. This, the most important thing is the expertise to synchronize the gong sound. In Tihingan village there are 2 pande (expert) gong maker groups. This Village is location in Banjarangkan sub district and can be reached with 2 wheels or 4 wheels vehicles. About 3 km go to the west of Semarapura city. The road to Tihingan is well enough. The people of Tihing village are very famous in Bali as they are expert of making gamelan instrument like Gong, Other Gamelan instrument gende. Except Gong, The people in this village can make all kind of gamelan Bali like: Semara Pegulingan, Gender puppet, Kelentangan/ Angklung and other, made of kerawang metal. Their expertise may descended by their ancient from hundred years ago. It can be approved by looking at Gamelan instrument having by many villages. Their village (Tihingan) is written on those gamelan. The gamelan has become famous in the world and many foreign tourists come to Tihingan and reserve Gong to be brought to their country.

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McLaren: Double DRS still a possibility

McLaren is continuing to evaluate the introduction of a double DRS for later this year, despite the concept being banned for 2013. Mercedes was the first to pioneer the design at the start of this season and, although a number of outfits gave up on copying it - because of costs and question marks about its ultimate benefit - Lotus is now planning to race its own version soon. With great intrigue about the potential benefits that Lotus’s system will bring – with it hoped it can deliver a big straight-line speed advantage in races – McLaren has revealed that it is still keeping its own project on the back burner. Sporting director Sam Michael told AUTOSPORT that McLaren was being mindful about where best to focus its resources – but that double DRS was on the list of developments it could introduce over the remainder of the year. “It’s not like the Lotus one, but we have got a system like that,” he explained. “As for the chances of us bringing it, I don’t know yet. “We will look at all the programmes and see if it is feasible, because it requires work and it detracts from normal upgrades as well. So it is quite difficult to make the system work, as Lotus are discovering. “But like anything in the pit lane, if we see a new idea then the guys jump on it, they analyse it and, if we decide that it will be a benefit to the team, then we will bring it.” F1 teams have agreed to a number of regulation changes for 2013 that will effectively ban teams from pursuing double DRS, which means any work done on it this year will not be carried over for next year. Michael said that that was another factor to be taken in to account – as would the amount of benefit Lotus will get out of its own system. “There is possibly the question of a waster resource on it,” he explained. “As for Lotus, they are damn quick already, and if they add that then they will be even quicker.”

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British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes in the pits during the 2012 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Analysis: Glazers may make a killing on Man Utd investment

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Manchester United Ltd’s owners stand to make about three times their investment in the British soccer club if it successfully goes public. The club, one of the most popular in the world, has kicked off the marketing for its U.S. initial public offering, which will value the club at $3.3 billion if the sale is at the high end of the pricing range of $16-to-$20 per share. The owners, the Glazer family, bought the team for 790 million pounds ($1.2 billion) in 2005 in a leveraged buyout. In terms of equity, the Florida-based family, whose other interests include shopping centers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football

team, has invested at least 521.1 million pounds ($813.7 million) in Manchester United. Through the IPO, they will initially get up to $167 million from their sale of 8.3 million shares. They will also still own 89.8 percent of the shares, which will be worth nearly $3 billion at a $20 a share price. The Glazers have already received a 10 million pound dividend, which was used to pay back money they borrowed from the club in 2008. The huge profit for the family could make Manchester United the latest poster child for potential problems faced by companies that become targets of leveraged buyouts. To critics, such deals load companies

with debt to supercharge the owners’ profits, while sometimes leaving the companies worse off than they were before. The risk may be greater for a sports team, where finances can turn on how well the team does on the field, which can depend on a club having enough money to buy and pay top players. Poor performance can quickly feed through to lower revenue from ticket sales and TV rights, and eventually hurt commercial revenue from sponsorships and sales of merchandise, such as team shirts. Manchester United, which was debt-free before the Glazers bought it, had 437 million pounds ($682 million) of debt as of June 30.

Shoppers walk past a Manchester United merchandise store at a mall in Singapore June 14, 2012.

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Roberto Carlos retires to become Anzhi’s director

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MOSCOW - Former Brazil and Real Madrid fullback Roberto Carlos, famous for his booming free kick, has officially ended his playing career, the Anzhi Makhachkala player said on Wednesday. The 2002 World Cup winner, who joined the wealthy Russian Premier League club in February 2011, has not played since being taken off the team’s squad in March. “Roberto had been a world class player, but unfortunately he doesn’t play any more,” said former Russia boss Guus Hiddink, who was appointed Anzhi coach in February. “Fortunately, Roberto will now take up a role to develop this club for the good of the game in the Dagestan region and the whole of Russia.” The 39-year-old said he was planning a farewell game against his former club Real. “We had met Real president Florentino Perez and discussed such a match between Real and Anzhi,” he told a news conference. “We need to set up a date that suits both clubs. I would like to have my farewell to be played in Makhachkala.” Anzhi’s billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov said last year he wanted to make the Brazilian the club’s world-wide ambassador. Roberto Carlos, a twice Copa America winner, won 125 caps for Brazil and played at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He quit the national side following the latter competition after being villanised in Brazil where he was blamed for allowing Thierry Henry to score the only goal in their quarter-final defeat to France. Raised at provincial club Uniao Sao Joao, he made his name in Brazil during three seasons with Palmeiras, moved to Inter Milan for one season and then Real Madrid, where he spent 11 seasons. After that, he still had time for a stint in Turkey with Fenerbahce before moving home to play for Corinthians.


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LONDON OLYMPIC 2012

London tourism rates ‘plunge’ during Olympics Agence France Presse

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Britain’s Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring during the men’s group A soccer match between Britain and Uruguay, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight Reuters

CARDIFF - Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday. Britain beat Uruguay 1-0 in Cardiff to make it through to the last eight for the first time since 1956 and will meet South Korea in the last eight in the Welsh capital when all four games are played on Saturday. Brazil will play Honduras at St James’ Park in Newcastle, Japan, who qualified after their second match, will face Egypt at Old Trafford, Manchester and Mexico will meet Senegal at Wembley. Egypt, who endured a torrid start to the competition when they trailed 3-0 to Brazil in their opener, completed a remarkable recovery by reaching the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Belarus. Brazil completed their perfect run of three straight wins when they beat New Zealand 3-0 at St James’ Park, Newcastle to seal first place in Group C ahead of Egypt. Four matches played in the afternoon produced only one goal when Mexico beat Switzerland 1-0 in Cardiff to win Group B. The other games between South Korea and Gabon in Group B and Japan and Honduras and Spain and

Morocco in Group D finished goalless with only South Korea and Japan advancing. Spain, among the favourites before the tournament started, went out without scoring a goal, the only team not to score. HUGE PASSION

There was huge and unexpected passion in Cardiff where the hosts Britain, back in the Olympics for the first time since 1960, overcame Uruguay with a goal on the stroke of halftime from Daniel Sturridge. Fears that the Welsh crowd would boo the national anthem never materialised and they were screaming and cheering for the British team with all the passion reserved for Wales matches by the end of a thrilling clash. Egypt, bedraggled and bewildered against Brazil at the start, finished that match narrow 3-2 losers and, inspired by that fightback, finished the group phase in some style by leapfrogging Belarus into

second place. Egypt coach Hany Ramzy facedthe prospect of losing Mohamed Aboutrika and Emad Meteab from his squad as were due to return to their club Al Ahly before Saturday’s match. But late on Wednesday the club announced to Egyptian media the players would be allowed to stay with the squad. Belarus just needed a draw to qualify but Egypt hit them with second-half goals by Mohamed Salah, substitute Marwan Mohsen and Aboutrika, whose third in the 78th minute sealed victory. Andrei Voronkov scored a late consolation for Belarus four minutes from time. Brazil had their match against New Zealand wrapped up in the first 30 minutes. Danilo and Leandro Damiao netted the first two and midfielder Sandro added a third six minutes into the second half. But defender Alex Sandro will miss the quarter-final after being sent off for a second bookable offence 15 minutes from time.

The London 2012 Olympics appears to be deterring tourists from the capital’s centre after warnings of travel chaos and overpriced hotel rooms, according to key industry figures. Many businesses complain they are being sidelined as tourists make a beeline for the Olympic Games and avoid the capital’s other attractions and shopping destinations, while nonsports fans opt to stay at home or delay their trips. In the run-up to the Olympics, commuters and tourists alike were warned to avoid central London, with millions of athletes, support staff, media and spectators descending on the capital for the greatest show on earth. The Games have long been heralded as a key boost to the recession-hit British economy. But tourist numbers have fallen “dramatically” since the Games began, according to industry body the European Tour Operators Association. “London has approximately 300,000 foreign and 800,000 domestic visitors every day in August. These people have been told implicitly that they should stay away and they have done so,” said ETOA chief executive Tom Jenkins. He argued that many were simply following official travel advice from Transport for London. “The numbers are currently dramatically down on last year. How far down will be determined by how long Transport for London maintains

the ‘don’t come into London’ campaign,” added Jenkins. “But they have been replaced by approximately 500,000 Games ticket holders, many of whom are Londoners, all of whom are here because they’ve come to watch sport. “They are not necessarily interested in London as a tourist destination. They are not here to shop, sightsee or dine out,” he said. Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, agreed that too many tourists have heeded the official warnings, leading him to compare central London streets to a “ghost town”. “Our business is down by about 20-40 percent depending on the time of day,” McNamara said. “Normally about 90 percent of our customers are Londoners but they’ve all left the city and haven’t been replaced by tourists. “I don’t know where all these tourists are or how they’re getting about, but London is like a ghost town.” Many holidaymakers are meanwhile delaying their trips to London until September, following the end of the Olympics and Paralympics. “Compared with the same period last year, bookings for London are very substantially down, whereas bookings for all other European cities are significantly up -- as is London in September,” said Angela Skelly, head of hotel room provider JacTravel. Despite the poor anecdotal evidence, tourism chiefs remain upbeat that London can prosper from the Olympics.

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Putin, Cameron to discuss Syria then watch judo

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin were set for tense talks on the Syrian conflict on Thursday, before watching judo together at the London Olympics. Britain has strongly criticised Moscow’s refusal to back UN action against the Syria regime, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on in the commercial capital Aleppo. The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Putin would staunchly defend Russia’s position on the crisis, on what is his first visit to Britain since 2005. “We expect to have another opportunity to continue our dialogue and explain to the British side our well-argued,

consistent and absolutely clear position on the (Syria) problem,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Russia and China have jointly blocked three UN Security Council resolutions that would have sanctioned President Bashar al-Assad’s government over its 17-month crackdown on the opposition. They have also refused to join international calls for Assad’s departure. Cameron is among the Western leaders calling for Assad to step down and Britain has warned of an impending humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, where UN officials say the regime is using fighter jets against the rebels. Human rights monitors say the conflict has already killed more than 20,000 people. Britain pledged more support

for the rebels after Russia and China blocked the latest UN resolution against the Assad regime last month. The two leaders were set to attend the Olympic judo together after the talks, in which Cameron also hopes to seal major trade deals despite tension between the countries over the Syrian conflict. “My major priority is to get those trade deals, to get that investment -- and not to concentrate on what’s happening on the mat,” Cameron joked last week. Putin, 59, is a judo black belt, and has often been filmed in Russia training with top-class athletes. Russia and Britain have had rocky relations for years, particularly since the 2006 killing by poison of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London.

China’s Yu quits sport over badminton debacle Top 10 standings as of August 1

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LONDON Disgraced Chinese badminton player Yu Yang has quit the sport after being disqualified from the Olympics along with seven other women for deliberately trying to lose to secure an easier draw in the knockout rounds. The debacle has cast a shadow over the action, which will see Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte square off for the final time in the pool, with Phelps, once again, vying to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three Olympics. The sight of four doubles teams spraying hopeless shots into the net and beyond the lines disgusted a jeering crowd of 4,800 packed into

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Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with David Cameron on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico in June.

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topping finish. China’s Yang, China 1 Yu 17 into9a podium 4 With the headline writers finally 2 U.S.A. 12 8 9 left, and Wang able2 to let rip, Britain’s newspapers South Korea 3 6 4 Xiaoli talk at the went 4 France 3 into5 overdrove. Tabloid headend of the women’s 5 lines 5 North Korea 4 0 blared 1 “Golden wonder”, “Gold rush”, “GOOOOOOOOOOOLD!” at doubles badmin6 Germany 3 8 2 Bradley Wiggins storming the cycling ton match 7 Italyagainst 3 4 2 time0 trial0 and rowers Helen Glover Kazakhstan 3 Jung8Kyun-eun and Heather Stanning obliterating the 9 Japan 11 and Kim Ha-na, of 2 field4 in the women’s pair. 10 Russia 2 4 5 South Korea, at In contrast, Chinese officials have Source: London 2012 told their players to make a public the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, apology after the antics of the duo, two Korean teams and an Indonesian July 31, 2012, in pairing trying to take advantage of London. a change in the rules were beamed AP Photo/Andres Leighton around the globe. “This is my last Wembley Arena to see badminton’s the United States on 12 and South competition. Goodbye Badminton World Federation (BWF), goodbye finest and forced the sport’s govern- Korea on six. ing body to kick them out. As top Hosts Britain are hoping the row- my beloved badminton,” Yu wrote on seeds, the Chinese duo would have ers and cyclists will build on the two her Tencent microblog. “We ... only stood a good chance of adding to golds won on Wednesday that lifted chose to use the rules to abandon the China’s medal tally. They already the spirits of a nation starting to doubt match.” “You have heartlessly shathead the table with 17 golds after whether any of the faces of the Games tered our dreams,” Yu added. “It’s that five days of competition, ahead of would manage to convert the dreams simple, not complicated at all. But this is unforgivable.”

Kenya target 12 golds on London track

David Rudisha of Kenya celebrates winning the men’s 800 metres race at the Diamond League New York Grand Prix athletics meet June 9, 2012.

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LONDON - The Kenyan athletics team at the London Olympics is the best ever and can win 12 golds and 36 medals in all over the next two weeks, coach Julius Kirwa said on Wednesday. The East African nation enjoyed their best showing at an Olympics four years ago in Beijing with all of their 16 medals coming on the track, but only six of them were gold. The last nation to win 12 or more golds in the track and field competition at an Olympics was the United States, who won 13 on home soil at the 1996 Atlanta Games. “We are ready for this Olympics and we are going for a record medal haul. I have the best team ever in Kenya’s Olympics history,” Kirwa told Reuters. “That is what we are looking at.

At least 12 gold medals, including the elusive 10,000m men’s title. As for the overall medal tally, you can multiply that by three,” Kirwa boasted as his charges took light training inside a leisure park in East London. Kenya have not won the men’s 10,000m since the Mexico Olympics in 1968 and world bronze medallist Moses Masai and world leader Wilson Kiprop are their best hopes of upsetting Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele’s bid for a third straight gold. Kirwa was no less confident that his team captain, world 800m champion David Rudisha, would better his own world record at the Games. There are strong Kenyan gold medal hopes in most of the other middle and long distance events, not least Vivian Cheruiyot who will be bidding to match the 5,000-10,000m

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The shockwaves Research - from Tuesday evening’s badminton have Code SPO,debacle OLY double she achieved at last year’s reverberated round the Games, putting © Copyright Reuters 2012. All rights reserved. http://link.reuters.com/ryt68q world championships. the focus squarely on match officials The coach said training back in and calling the spirit of sport into Kenya had been better preparation question. Olympic judges and referees for the Games than had they suc- came under fire on Wednesday with cumbed to demands by officials to one boxer accusing them of “a fix”, go to Bristol for a pre-Olympic camp. another successfully appealing a loss “Even right now, we have some of and even boxing great Lennox Lewis our athletes training in Kenya. They questioning some of their calls. will come after a week when they are Iran’s Ali Mazaheri cried foul fully fit for the Games,” he said. when the heavyweight was disqualiSix male athletes, three marathon fied after being warned three times runners training at altitude and three for persistent holding against Cuban 5,000m runners preparing in Nai- Jose Larduet Gomez despite leading robi, remain in Kenya. by two points going into the second The athletics programme starts round. on Friday at the Olympic Stadium “It was a fix. I could have got a and ends on August 12 with the bronze easily if it hadn’t been for men’s marathon, in which Kenya’s that,” an irate Mazaheri, who walked London marathon champion Wil- out of the ring before the decision was liam Kipsang is one of the favou- officially announced, told reporters rites for gold. through a translator.

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LONDON OLYMPIC 2012

London tourism rates ‘plunge’ during Olympics Agence France Presse

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Britain’s Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring during the men’s group A soccer match between Britain and Uruguay, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight Reuters

CARDIFF - Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday. Britain beat Uruguay 1-0 in Cardiff to make it through to the last eight for the first time since 1956 and will meet South Korea in the last eight in the Welsh capital when all four games are played on Saturday. Brazil will play Honduras at St James’ Park in Newcastle, Japan, who qualified after their second match, will face Egypt at Old Trafford, Manchester and Mexico will meet Senegal at Wembley. Egypt, who endured a torrid start to the competition when they trailed 3-0 to Brazil in their opener, completed a remarkable recovery by reaching the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Belarus. Brazil completed their perfect run of three straight wins when they beat New Zealand 3-0 at St James’ Park, Newcastle to seal first place in Group C ahead of Egypt. Four matches played in the afternoon produced only one goal when Mexico beat Switzerland 1-0 in Cardiff to win Group B. The other games between South Korea and Gabon in Group B and Japan and Honduras and Spain and

Morocco in Group D finished goalless with only South Korea and Japan advancing. Spain, among the favourites before the tournament started, went out without scoring a goal, the only team not to score. HUGE PASSION

There was huge and unexpected passion in Cardiff where the hosts Britain, back in the Olympics for the first time since 1960, overcame Uruguay with a goal on the stroke of halftime from Daniel Sturridge. Fears that the Welsh crowd would boo the national anthem never materialised and they were screaming and cheering for the British team with all the passion reserved for Wales matches by the end of a thrilling clash. Egypt, bedraggled and bewildered against Brazil at the start, finished that match narrow 3-2 losers and, inspired by that fightback, finished the group phase in some style by leapfrogging Belarus into

second place. Egypt coach Hany Ramzy facedthe prospect of losing Mohamed Aboutrika and Emad Meteab from his squad as were due to return to their club Al Ahly before Saturday’s match. But late on Wednesday the club announced to Egyptian media the players would be allowed to stay with the squad. Belarus just needed a draw to qualify but Egypt hit them with second-half goals by Mohamed Salah, substitute Marwan Mohsen and Aboutrika, whose third in the 78th minute sealed victory. Andrei Voronkov scored a late consolation for Belarus four minutes from time. Brazil had their match against New Zealand wrapped up in the first 30 minutes. Danilo and Leandro Damiao netted the first two and midfielder Sandro added a third six minutes into the second half. But defender Alex Sandro will miss the quarter-final after being sent off for a second bookable offence 15 minutes from time.

The London 2012 Olympics appears to be deterring tourists from the capital’s centre after warnings of travel chaos and overpriced hotel rooms, according to key industry figures. Many businesses complain they are being sidelined as tourists make a beeline for the Olympic Games and avoid the capital’s other attractions and shopping destinations, while nonsports fans opt to stay at home or delay their trips. In the run-up to the Olympics, commuters and tourists alike were warned to avoid central London, with millions of athletes, support staff, media and spectators descending on the capital for the greatest show on earth. The Games have long been heralded as a key boost to the recession-hit British economy. But tourist numbers have fallen “dramatically” since the Games began, according to industry body the European Tour Operators Association. “London has approximately 300,000 foreign and 800,000 domestic visitors every day in August. These people have been told implicitly that they should stay away and they have done so,” said ETOA chief executive Tom Jenkins. He argued that many were simply following official travel advice from Transport for London. “The numbers are currently dramatically down on last year. How far down will be determined by how long Transport for London maintains

the ‘don’t come into London’ campaign,” added Jenkins. “But they have been replaced by approximately 500,000 Games ticket holders, many of whom are Londoners, all of whom are here because they’ve come to watch sport. “They are not necessarily interested in London as a tourist destination. They are not here to shop, sightsee or dine out,” he said. Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, agreed that too many tourists have heeded the official warnings, leading him to compare central London streets to a “ghost town”. “Our business is down by about 20-40 percent depending on the time of day,” McNamara said. “Normally about 90 percent of our customers are Londoners but they’ve all left the city and haven’t been replaced by tourists. “I don’t know where all these tourists are or how they’re getting about, but London is like a ghost town.” Many holidaymakers are meanwhile delaying their trips to London until September, following the end of the Olympics and Paralympics. “Compared with the same period last year, bookings for London are very substantially down, whereas bookings for all other European cities are significantly up -- as is London in September,” said Angela Skelly, head of hotel room provider JacTravel. Despite the poor anecdotal evidence, tourism chiefs remain upbeat that London can prosper from the Olympics.

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Putin, Cameron to discuss Syria then watch judo

Agence France Presse

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin were set for tense talks on the Syrian conflict on Thursday, before watching judo together at the London Olympics. Britain has strongly criticised Moscow’s refusal to back UN action against the Syria regime, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on in the commercial capital Aleppo. The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Putin would staunchly defend Russia’s position on the crisis, on what is his first visit to Britain since 2005. “We expect to have another opportunity to continue our dialogue and explain to the British side our well-argued,

consistent and absolutely clear position on the (Syria) problem,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Russia and China have jointly blocked three UN Security Council resolutions that would have sanctioned President Bashar al-Assad’s government over its 17-month crackdown on the opposition. They have also refused to join international calls for Assad’s departure. Cameron is among the Western leaders calling for Assad to step down and Britain has warned of an impending humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, where UN officials say the regime is using fighter jets against the rebels. Human rights monitors say the conflict has already killed more than 20,000 people. Britain pledged more support

for the rebels after Russia and China blocked the latest UN resolution against the Assad regime last month. The two leaders were set to attend the Olympic judo together after the talks, in which Cameron also hopes to seal major trade deals despite tension between the countries over the Syrian conflict. “My major priority is to get those trade deals, to get that investment -- and not to concentrate on what’s happening on the mat,” Cameron joked last week. Putin, 59, is a judo black belt, and has often been filmed in Russia training with top-class athletes. Russia and Britain have had rocky relations for years, particularly since the 2006 killing by poison of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London.

China’s Yu quits sport over badminton debacle Top 10 standings as of August 1

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LONDON Disgraced Chinese badminton player Yu Yang has quit the sport after being disqualified from the Olympics along with seven other women for deliberately trying to lose to secure an easier draw in the knockout rounds. The debacle has cast a shadow over the action, which will see Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte square off for the final time in the pool, with Phelps, once again, vying to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three Olympics. The sight of four doubles teams spraying hopeless shots into the net and beyond the lines disgusted a jeering crowd of 4,800 packed into

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Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with David Cameron on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico in June.

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topping finish. China’s Yang, China 1 Yu 17 into9a podium 4 With the headline writers finally 2 U.S.A. 12 8 9 left, and Wang able2 to let rip, Britain’s newspapers South Korea 3 6 4 Xiaoli talk at the went 4 France 3 into5 overdrove. Tabloid headend of the women’s 5 lines 5 North Korea 4 0 blared 1 “Golden wonder”, “Gold rush”, “GOOOOOOOOOOOLD!” at doubles badmin6 Germany 3 8 2 Bradley Wiggins storming the cycling ton match 7 Italyagainst 3 4 2 time0 trial0 and rowers Helen Glover Kazakhstan 3 Jung8Kyun-eun and Heather Stanning obliterating the 9 Japan 11 and Kim Ha-na, of 2 field4 in the women’s pair. 10 Russia 2 4 5 South Korea, at In contrast, Chinese officials have Source: London 2012 told their players to make a public the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, apology after the antics of the duo, two Korean teams and an Indonesian July 31, 2012, in pairing trying to take advantage of London. a change in the rules were beamed AP Photo/Andres Leighton around the globe. “This is my last Wembley Arena to see badminton’s the United States on 12 and South competition. Goodbye Badminton World Federation (BWF), goodbye finest and forced the sport’s govern- Korea on six. ing body to kick them out. As top Hosts Britain are hoping the row- my beloved badminton,” Yu wrote on seeds, the Chinese duo would have ers and cyclists will build on the two her Tencent microblog. “We ... only stood a good chance of adding to golds won on Wednesday that lifted chose to use the rules to abandon the China’s medal tally. They already the spirits of a nation starting to doubt match.” “You have heartlessly shathead the table with 17 golds after whether any of the faces of the Games tered our dreams,” Yu added. “It’s that five days of competition, ahead of would manage to convert the dreams simple, not complicated at all. But this is unforgivable.”

Kenya target 12 golds on London track

David Rudisha of Kenya celebrates winning the men’s 800 metres race at the Diamond League New York Grand Prix athletics meet June 9, 2012.

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LONDON - The Kenyan athletics team at the London Olympics is the best ever and can win 12 golds and 36 medals in all over the next two weeks, coach Julius Kirwa said on Wednesday. The East African nation enjoyed their best showing at an Olympics four years ago in Beijing with all of their 16 medals coming on the track, but only six of them were gold. The last nation to win 12 or more golds in the track and field competition at an Olympics was the United States, who won 13 on home soil at the 1996 Atlanta Games. “We are ready for this Olympics and we are going for a record medal haul. I have the best team ever in Kenya’s Olympics history,” Kirwa told Reuters. “That is what we are looking at.

At least 12 gold medals, including the elusive 10,000m men’s title. As for the overall medal tally, you can multiply that by three,” Kirwa boasted as his charges took light training inside a leisure park in East London. Kenya have not won the men’s 10,000m since the Mexico Olympics in 1968 and world bronze medallist Moses Masai and world leader Wilson Kiprop are their best hopes of upsetting Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele’s bid for a third straight gold. Kirwa was no less confident that his team captain, world 800m champion David Rudisha, would better his own world record at the Games. There are strong Kenyan gold medal hopes in most of the other middle and long distance events, not least Vivian Cheruiyot who will be bidding to match the 5,000-10,000m

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The shockwaves Research - from Tuesday evening’s badminton have Code SPO,debacle OLY double she achieved at last year’s reverberated round the Games, putting © Copyright Reuters 2012. All rights reserved. http://link.reuters.com/ryt68q world championships. the focus squarely on match officials The coach said training back in and calling the spirit of sport into Kenya had been better preparation question. Olympic judges and referees for the Games than had they suc- came under fire on Wednesday with cumbed to demands by officials to one boxer accusing them of “a fix”, go to Bristol for a pre-Olympic camp. another successfully appealing a loss “Even right now, we have some of and even boxing great Lennox Lewis our athletes training in Kenya. They questioning some of their calls. will come after a week when they are Iran’s Ali Mazaheri cried foul fully fit for the Games,” he said. when the heavyweight was disqualiSix male athletes, three marathon fied after being warned three times runners training at altitude and three for persistent holding against Cuban 5,000m runners preparing in Nai- Jose Larduet Gomez despite leading robi, remain in Kenya. by two points going into the second The athletics programme starts round. on Friday at the Olympic Stadium “It was a fix. I could have got a and ends on August 12 with the bronze easily if it hadn’t been for men’s marathon, in which Kenya’s that,” an irate Mazaheri, who walked London marathon champion Wil- out of the ring before the decision was liam Kipsang is one of the favou- officially announced, told reporters rites for gold. through a translator.

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McLaren: Double DRS still a possibility

McLaren is continuing to evaluate the introduction of a double DRS for later this year, despite the concept being banned for 2013. Mercedes was the first to pioneer the design at the start of this season and, although a number of outfits gave up on copying it - because of costs and question marks about its ultimate benefit - Lotus is now planning to race its own version soon. With great intrigue about the potential benefits that Lotus’s system will bring – with it hoped it can deliver a big straight-line speed advantage in races – McLaren has revealed that it is still keeping its own project on the back burner. Sporting director Sam Michael told AUTOSPORT that McLaren was being mindful about where best to focus its resources – but that double DRS was on the list of developments it could introduce over the remainder of the year. “It’s not like the Lotus one, but we have got a system like that,” he explained. “As for the chances of us bringing it, I don’t know yet. “We will look at all the programmes and see if it is feasible, because it requires work and it detracts from normal upgrades as well. So it is quite difficult to make the system work, as Lotus are discovering. “But like anything in the pit lane, if we see a new idea then the guys jump on it, they analyse it and, if we decide that it will be a benefit to the team, then we will bring it.” F1 teams have agreed to a number of regulation changes for 2013 that will effectively ban teams from pursuing double DRS, which means any work done on it this year will not be carried over for next year. Michael said that that was another factor to be taken in to account – as would the amount of benefit Lotus will get out of its own system. “There is possibly the question of a waster resource on it,” he explained. “As for Lotus, they are damn quick already, and if they add that then they will be even quicker.”

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British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes in the pits during the 2012 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 29, 2012.

Analysis: Glazers may make a killing on Man Utd investment

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Manchester United Ltd’s owners stand to make about three times their investment in the British soccer club if it successfully goes public. The club, one of the most popular in the world, has kicked off the marketing for its U.S. initial public offering, which will value the club at $3.3 billion if the sale is at the high end of the pricing range of $16-to-$20 per share. The owners, the Glazer family, bought the team for 790 million pounds ($1.2 billion) in 2005 in a leveraged buyout. In terms of equity, the Florida-based family, whose other interests include shopping centers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football

team, has invested at least 521.1 million pounds ($813.7 million) in Manchester United. Through the IPO, they will initially get up to $167 million from their sale of 8.3 million shares. They will also still own 89.8 percent of the shares, which will be worth nearly $3 billion at a $20 a share price. The Glazers have already received a 10 million pound dividend, which was used to pay back money they borrowed from the club in 2008. The huge profit for the family could make Manchester United the latest poster child for potential problems faced by companies that become targets of leveraged buyouts. To critics, such deals load companies

with debt to supercharge the owners’ profits, while sometimes leaving the companies worse off than they were before. The risk may be greater for a sports team, where finances can turn on how well the team does on the field, which can depend on a club having enough money to buy and pay top players. Poor performance can quickly feed through to lower revenue from ticket sales and TV rights, and eventually hurt commercial revenue from sponsorships and sales of merchandise, such as team shirts. Manchester United, which was debt-free before the Glazers bought it, had 437 million pounds ($682 million) of debt as of June 30.

Shoppers walk past a Manchester United merchandise store at a mall in Singapore June 14, 2012.

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Roberto Carlos retires to become Anzhi’s director

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MOSCOW - Former Brazil and Real Madrid fullback Roberto Carlos, famous for his booming free kick, has officially ended his playing career, the Anzhi Makhachkala player said on Wednesday. The 2002 World Cup winner, who joined the wealthy Russian Premier League club in February 2011, has not played since being taken off the team’s squad in March. “Roberto had been a world class player, but unfortunately he doesn’t play any more,” said former Russia boss Guus Hiddink, who was appointed Anzhi coach in February. “Fortunately, Roberto will now take up a role to develop this club for the good of the game in the Dagestan region and the whole of Russia.” The 39-year-old said he was planning a farewell game against his former club Real. “We had met Real president Florentino Perez and discussed such a match between Real and Anzhi,” he told a news conference. “We need to set up a date that suits both clubs. I would like to have my farewell to be played in Makhachkala.” Anzhi’s billionaire owner Suleiman Kerimov said last year he wanted to make the Brazilian the club’s world-wide ambassador. Roberto Carlos, a twice Copa America winner, won 125 caps for Brazil and played at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He quit the national side following the latter competition after being villanised in Brazil where he was blamed for allowing Thierry Henry to score the only goal in their quarter-final defeat to France. Raised at provincial club Uniao Sao Joao, he made his name in Brazil during three seasons with Palmeiras, moved to Inter Milan for one season and then Real Madrid, where he spent 11 seasons. After that, he still had time for a stint in Turkey with Fenerbahce before moving home to play for Corinthians.


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A jet carrying 151 passengers landed safely at Denver International Airport after declaring an emergency when a bird damaged the nose of the plane. United Airlines flight 1475 from Dallas-Fort Worth apparently stuck a large bird as it was descending into Denver. There were no injuries reported, according to ABC News. Pictures from the airport showed a large hole in the nose of the Boeing 737. Bird collisions with airplanes can be dangerous when they damage engines, the windshield and certain other parts of the plane, CBS Local Denver reports. ABC News reports that bird collisions with airplanes cause $600 million in damages to the airlines each year. The most notable plane crash involving birds was the 2009 water landing in the Hudson River by Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, where all 158 passengers survived.

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A scene from the film Tanda Putera (“Mark of Princes”). The government-backed film depicting one of the most politically traumatic days in Malaysian history has sparked fears it will tear open decades-old racial wounds in the multi-ethnic nation

Film on 1969 Malaysia riots courts controversy Agence France Presse

A government-backed film touching on one of the most sensitive episodes in Malaysian history has sparked fears it could stir racial tensions in the multi-ethnic nation as an election showdown looms. Before even being released Tanda Putera (“Mark of Princes”) has become a target of critics who say a film depicting race riots four decades ago that still haunt the country was irresponsible -- charges rejected by its director. Several weeks of rioting broke out on May 13, 1969 between majority Malays and ethnic Chinese after an election setback for the Malay-dominated ruling alliance. Officially, 196 died, but many put the toll much higher. The riots, popularly known by the date May 13, had a far-reaching impact. It accelerated moves by the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) to enshrine privileges for Malays that are resented by other groups, and a post-riot crackdown set the course for decades of authoritarian rule. Even today, UMNO frequently evokes May 13 to warn against threatening the political status quo, which the multi-ethnic opposition calls racial fear-mongering. Tanda Putera is the first feature film about an episode whose actual

cause remains under debate, but its director Shuhaimi Baba defended the film. “What is so controversial about it? Other countries have films about their own history without going to the dogs,” she told AFP, saying critics should hold fire until seeing it. Malay-language press reviews have praised the quality of the movie since a media-only screening July 18, and its backers say it focuses less on the riots than on relationships between top Malaysian leaders who dealt with it. Many comments on the film’s Facebook site called for Malaysians to have an open mind about the picture. But in a sign of May 13’s sensitivity, the Facebook site has been flooded with criticism by users who haven’t even seen the film. “I’m sorry but this movie is really instigating racism. How can the government approve something like this?” one comment said. Some critics took exception to scenes of apparently provocative actions by the Chinese community shown in the film’s trailer on YouTube, which earned 4,130

“dislikes” as of Wednesday against just 436 “likes”. A separate Facebook page has called for a boycott. The official government view is that communists incited racial tensions, which the Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party (DAP) further inflamed with a victory march through the capital Kuala Lumpur after May 10 polls. Opponents of that interpretation, however, say a Malay elite led by then- deputy premier Abdul Razak Hussein orchestrated the unrest as a pretext to cement Malay control. Abdul Razak became prime minister in the aftermath. A person involved in making the film told AFP it was “government propaganda” and includes beheadings by communists played by ethnic Chinese actors, and Chinese shouting “all Malays go and die.” “It only shows one side of what happened,” the source said on condition of anonymity. Half of the movie’s RM4.5 million ($1.5 million) budget was supplied by the government-run National Film Development Corporation (Finas).

Philippine floods persist, toll rises to 23

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Rescuers deployed rubber boats while doctors fanned across cramped evacuation centres in the Philippines as the death toll from five days of flooding reached 23 on Thursday, officials said. Large farming towns north of the capital Manila as well as heavily populated coastal areas remained under waist deep floods, with television footage showing residents wading in muddy waters as they tried to seek safer shelters. Health officials meanwhile raised the alarm over a possible outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread by infected rat urine in flood waters, saying this could lead to a further spike in the death toll. “We are appealing for help from the national government. Our town hall itself is submerged in waist deep water,” said mayor Orencio Gabriel of Obando town on government radio as intermittent rains continued to pound many areas. “We are all under water here,” he said. Obando is a farming town of about 60,000 people 16 kilometres (10 miles) north of Manila where a major river system drains into Manila Bay. But high sea tides on Thursday morning worsened the flooding by slowing down the flow of water into the bay, even as Typhoon Saola had already began bringing its fury northward to Taiwan. “People are living in dire situations in evacuation centres and disease outbreaks are what could push the toll even higher,” warned Carmencita Banatin, head of the department of health’s emergency management unit. “We have rushed medicines and doctors to evacuation centres to begin immunising and stave off any explosion of diseases,” she told AFP.

Badminton... From page 1 While an International Olympic Committee spokesman said badminton’s place on the Games programme would be safe, the sport will clearly have to do a lot of soul searching and swallow some bitter pills to repair its battered image. But even as the sanctions were being handed down, coaches and team officials said they would have considered using the same underhand tactics with Olympic medals on the line. A Danish pair had scored a surprise win over second seeds Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei of China in the women’s preliminary round, inadvertently setting off a chain of events that ended with eight players being kicked out of the Games. “I’m very happy we were the ones that made all the trouble by causing an upset,” Denmark’s head coach Lars Uhre told Reuters. “We know China are doing the best they can to give the best possible result for themselves as a nation so it’s not a surprise - it’s a bad system.” Fabrice Vallet, a coach with the French team, said the players deserved disqualification and needed to be on their best behaviour with the eyes of the world on the sport every four years. “If we went to be solid in the Olympics we need to show we can play in the Olympic spirit,” he said. “The Olympic spirit is fairness and that’s the first thing.

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INDONESIA Indonesia has opportunities to strengthen domestic industries Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia still has a lot of opportunities to strengthen its industries due to continuing investment growth, a presidential aide said. “The high growth of both domestic and foreign investment is indicating that the role of national industries is up again,” Prof Firmansyah, the presidential aide for economic and development affairs, said to newsmen here on Thursday. Realization of investment in the country in the first semester this year reached Rp148.1n trillion with the domestic investment contributing Rp40.5 trillion up by 22.7 percent from the same period last year while foreign investment contribution in the period rose around 30.4 percent to Rp107.6 trillion. Firmansyah said the realization of investment in the period was equivalent with 52 percent of the 2012 target set at Rp206.8 trillion for foreign investment and Rp76.7 trillion for domestic investment. The economic professor of state University of Indonesia said that nonoil/gas processing industry growth surpassed national growth by 6.83 percent with the value of non-oil/gas in-

dustries` exports reaching US$122.18 billion or 60 percent of total national exports. “By the end of 2012 non-oil/gas processing industries are expected to be able to grow by 7.05 percent and in 2013 by 8.02 percent,” he said. Firmansyah said the industrial sector`s contribution to the country`s gross domestic product in 2011 was recorded at 24.28 percent with small industries still dominating numbering 3.8 million units against 24,232 the number of big industries absorbing 14.54 million workers. He said non-oil/gas industries` development has been directed to develop downstream industrial basis especially to increase the added value of small industries. “Efforts to increase the added value of minerals processing such as bauxite, nickel, iron ore and copper need to be continued,” he said. The program of development of downstream industries for plantation products such as crude palm oil, rub-

ber, cocoa, agricultural produce, livestock farming and fisheries is a must for the development of comparative advantage-based industrial structure, he said. He said the proportion of the country`s raw materials exports must be reduced so that the added value, employment and new businesses would continue to grow. At the same time, he said the wish of a number of both domestic and foreign investors to invest in the manufacturing sector must be fully supported with competitive human resources. In view of that optimization of research institutions should be intensified to support the industrialization process, he said. Firmansyah said development of “hard infrastructure” such as roads, bridges, ports and electricity as well as “soft infrastructure” such as bureaucracy, licensing, regulation and ICT must be prioritized to maintain current economic performance.

Pertamina to build $1.9 billion gas project Antara

JAKARTA - State energy company PT Pertamina said it will build a network of integrated US$1.9 billion gas infrastructure in the country. The integrated project is included in the Pertamina gas strategy road map to cover all regions in the country until 2025, Pertamina gas director Hari Karyuliarto said. The project will include conversion of the Arun liquefied natural gas plant in Aceh into a regasification facility. The regasification facility will need additional pipelines to reach other regions in Sumatra, In Java , Pertamina will build inland regasisification facilities and trans-Java pipelines, Hari told reporters here on Wednesday night. In eastern Indonesia, Pertamina will build mini gas terminals and regasification facilities in strategic locations, he said. The project will be financed with internal fund of Pertamina , loans and project finance by investors, he said.

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State energy company PT Pertamina said it will build a network of integrated US$1.9 billion gas infrastructure in the country. “Pertamina will likely also issue bonds to raise fund but around 70 percent of the investment will be covered with project finance,” he said. “Project finance scheme is the

right way to be used with the limited funding capacity of Pertamina,” he said. Under the scheme the project will be financed by financial consortium, he added.

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Indonesia suffered a deficit of US$727 million in its non-oil/ gas trade with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first semester of this year, according to the National Statistics Agency (BPS).

Indonesia suffers deficit in trade with Asean countries Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia suffered a deficit of US$727 million in its non-oil/gas trade with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first semester of this year, according to the National Statistics Agency (BPS). “Indonesia`s non-oil/gas exports to ASEAN countries in the first semester of this year were recorded at US$15.46 billion while its imports from those countries reached US$16.18 billion. So our balance of trade with ASEAN countries is deficit,” BPS Chief Suryamin said here on Wednesday. He said based on the previous balance of trade Indonesia`s exports to ASEAN countries dropped by around 7.5 percent from US$16.71 billion while its imports rose 11.34 percent from US$14.54 billion. “ASEAN countries have so far been Indonesia`s export destinations providing a market share of 20.12 percent of the country`s total non-oil/gas exports while imports from those countries comprise 21.59 percent of the total domestic market share,” he said. Indonesia`s three ASEAN main trade partners that have been the biggest sources of Indonesian imports are Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Indonesia`s imports from Singapore are worth US$5.45 billion, Thailand US$5.76 billion and Malaysia US$3.19 billion while imports from other ASEAN countries are worth US$1.78 billion. The three countries have also been Indonesia`s main export destination countries with Indonesia`s exports to Singapore reached US$5.05 billion, Malaysia US$4.47 billion and Thailand US$2.69 billion. In terms of destinations China has remained Indonesia`s biggest export destination market with the country`s exports in the first half of this year reached US$10.45 billion, followed by Japan (US$8.72 billion), the US (US$7.46 billion) and India (US$6.04 billion).


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Companies add 163,000 jobs, manufacturing falters Reuters

NEW YORK - U.S. companies hired more workers than expected in July, but continued weakness in the manufacturing sector pointed to sluggish economic growth. The economic recovery has lost steam in recent months as it has been buffeted by the euro zone debt crisis, a struggling U.S. labor market and concerns over higher taxes and government spending cuts that are set to take place early next year. Economists said Wednesday’s data suggested further slow growth after a 1.5 percent growth rate in the second quarter, though the economy should avoid recession. “I don’t see any evidence that the weakness is truly feeding on itself at this point but at the same time, there’s no obvious spark for the economy to look a lot better in the next few months, either,” said Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in New York. The data came as Federal Reserve held off from offering any new stimulus to boost the economy even as it signaled further bond buys could be forthcoming. Fed officials characterized the economy as having “decelerated somewhat” and repeated their disappointment with the slow pace of progress in bringing down the 8.2 percent unemployment rate. High unemployment and weak consumer confidence took a toll on U.S. automakers as General Motors, Ford and Chrysler Group reported lower-than-expected sales for July. The ADP National Employment Report showed private employers created 163,000 jobs in July, more than the 120,000 that had been expected though slightly less than June’s 172,000. June was originally reported as 176,000. “The U.S. continues to have consistently positive private sector payroll growth, albeit at a painfully slow rate,” said Eric Stein, VP and portfolio manager at Eaton Vance Management in Boston. The ADP figures come ahead of the government’s much more comprehensive labor market report on Friday, which includes both public and private sector employment. That report is expected to show nonfarm payrolls rose by a modest 100,000 last month, while the unemployment rate is seen staying the same at 8.2 percent. Economists estimate the labor market needs to create about 125,000 jobs a month to keep the unemployment rate steady, though estimates vary. Analysts often refer to the ADP report to fine-tune their expectations for the payrolls numbers, though it is not always accurate in predicting the outcome. The ADP report has differed from the government’s private jobs number by an average of about 50,000 so far this year, said Cooper Howes, economist at Barclays. If that continues, it would be in line with a forecast for a gain of 100,000 nonfarm payrolls last month, said Howes. U.S. stocks were modestly lower in mid-afternoon as investors digested the Fed statement, while the dollar strengthened and Treasuries prices retested session lows. Two separate reports on manufacturing - previously a tent pole of the recovery - showed the sector continued to falter. A report from the Institute for Supply Management showed manufacturing activity contracted for a second month in a row in July as new orders improved modestly but employment dropped to a 2-1/2-year low.

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In this Tuesday April 20, 2010 file photo, an Emirates airline passenger jet taxis on the tarmac at Dubai International airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Gulf’s three big airlines are all increasingly forging crossborder partnerships to extend their reach deeper into international markets.

Gulf’s booming airlines forge new links abroad Associated Press

DUBAI — During a demonstration flight of Boeing’s new 787 high above the United Arab Emirates this summer, one of the plane-maker’s representatives jokingly asked an Etihad Airways executive what was next on the airline’s shopping list. It wasn’t planes he was talking about, but chunks of other airlines. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has snapped up stakes in four different carriers just since December, prompting speculation in aviation circles of more deals to come. Etihad is not alone. The Gulf’s three big airlines are all increasingly forging cross-border partnerships to extend their reach deeper into international markets. They are doing so even as they rapidly grow their own route networks and expand their fleets with billions of dollars’ worth of new fuelefficient planes. Etihad and Aer Lingus announced a codeshare deal Monday designed to feed traffic into one another’s networks, just months after Etihad bought a slice of the Irish carrier. Australia’s Qantas says it is in talks with Dubai-based Emirates about potential alliances. Qatar Airways, which last year

bought more than a third of European freight airline Cargolux, wants to launch a new carrier to serve next-door Saudi Arabia’s domestic market. While their strategies differ, the airlines’ push is likely to further strengthen their increasingly formidable Gulf hubs at a time when older airlines from the United States to Australia are struggling to stay competitive. All three Gulf carriers woo economy-class transit passengers with generous hot meals and a wide range of back-of-seat entertainment options that would be the envy of most domestic American airlines. In the battle for lucrative business and first-class flyers, they try to outdo one another with offerings that include plush private cabins, gourmet chefs and even onboard showers. The airports Emirates and Etihad call home are undergoing significant expansions, while Qatar Airways is preparing to move to a brand-new air-

port scheduled to open later this year. “It’s all about feed. These guys have these tremendous emerging hub-and-spoke networks. The more feed you can get with partners or by yourselves, the more effective your network becomes over those hubs,” said Russell Shaw, a transportation and aviation analyst at Australia’s Macquarie Group. The Mideast’s biggest airline, Emirates, has traditionally focused on growing its network in-house. It has shown little interest in joining any of the big airline alliances such as Oneworld or Skyteam that dominate intercontinental air travel. That has not stopped it from seeking out bilateral partnerships with individual airlines that can expand its network and route more traffic through its Dubai hub. In April, it sealed a deal with JetBlue Airways that tacks an Emirates flight number onto a dozen routes operated by the New York-based airline. Although such codeshare deals have been around in the industry for years, it is Emirates’ first with an American carrier. The airlines began allowing passengers to earn miles on each other’s frequent flyer plans beginning last month.

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oybean production in Bali during 2012 is estimated to reach 8,521 tons. Based on the series data, the production of soybean during January to April reached 973 tons.

Soybean production in Bali predicted to reach 8,521 tons Bali Post

DENPASAR — Soybean production in Bali during 2012 is estimated to reach 8,521 tons. Based on the series data, the production of soybean during January to April reached 973 tons. Meanwhile, the soybean production in the period of May to August is predicted to increase to 3,350 tons. “It’s based on the existing series data in the Bali Food Crop Agriculture Agency, where in the period of January-May the soybean production showed an increase. With the existing series data, the soybean production in the period of January-December 2012 will probably reach 8,512 tons,” said the Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar on Wednesday. He said the surge in soybean price from January to July 2012 was very significant. Last January, the price of soybean was recorded at IDR 5,700 per kg, in April increased to IDR 6,100 per

kg, and then increased again in May and July to the level of IDR 7,400 per kg. “If stated in percentage, the price surge of soybean from January to July reached 25 percent,” he said. Nevertheless, the surge in soybean price in Bali was not like in the other regions because so far it had not caused any scarcity of soybean in the market. Evidently, the supply of soybean cake and tofu in the market remained normal. Meanwhile, related to the inflation, Gde Suarsa said that in Denpasar it reached 0.72 percent in July 2012. Such inflation was driven by the increase in the price index as indicated by the increase

in the index of the group of goods and services. “The group of food was the largest contributor to the inflation rate reaching 1.34 percent, while the transport, communications and financial services contributed the inflation at 1.16 percent,” he explained. He said the commodity showing the price hike could be seen from the surge in the tariff of air transport, house rental, rice and chicken flesh. While, within that period the only declining index happened to clothing, namely 0.07 percent. “Of the existing 66 cities, all the cities experienced the inflation. The highest inflation happened to Pangkal Pinang at 3.17 percent and the lowest inflation happened to Sibolga namely at 0.11 percent. If ordered from the highest inflation, then Denpasar ranked 35th of the 66 cities experiencing the inflation in July 2012,” he said. (kmb27)

Archaeological researches in Bali have found a number of archeological heritages, which belonged to prehistoric and historic remains. Prehistoric remains proved the earliest of the people’s life, started from hunting and food gathering through cultivation up to mastering the advanced technology. Such remains indicated the struggle and the achievement of the people’s life gradually, after adapting and exploring their environment its natural resources for their life, because the nature was still quite dangerous. On the other hands, the remains also demonstrated the relationship of the prehistoric Balinese people to those who lived in Java, Sumatera etc, even to the South-East Asian people. The most important of the prehistoric live in Bali is the invention of the metallic technology along with the megalithic tradition. During the advance technology the Balinese people have produced several kind of bronze goods for ritual purpose such as kettledrums and for daily uses as well such as axes etc. Mastering the advance technology, Balinese people have succeeded to develop stone moulds in the village of Manuaba (Gianyar) for casting bronze kettledrum. The human-mask decoration, showed a remarkable similarities to the decorations of the huge kettledrums found in the village of Pejeng not so far of the east of Manuaba, but the stone moulds of Manuaba are small in its size. It should be noted here that bronze kettledrums were not only found in Bali, but also in Java, and Eastern Indonesian Island. Another bronze moulds made of clay were also found in West Java, but not for producing kettledrums, but for making spearheads, axes, etc. Regarding the human-mask decorations, which were founds on the kettledrums of Pejeng, on the stone moulds of Manuaba and on the number of the sarcophagi found in Bali, was regarded as symbol of the leader’s or the ancestor’s spirits. The people believed that the spirit, who were abode on the top of the mountain or on the inaccessible place have the magic power for protecting the living society. When Hinduism have spread widely in Indonesia, the people believed to the sacred mountain as the place of the Hindu pantheons and the ancestor’s spirit as well. Based on this conception, then the people built their temples on the mountain area such as as Pura Besakih on the slope of Mount Agung. Along with the development of the metallic industry, the megalithic tradition increased not only in Bali, but also in Sumatera, Flores etc. Several kinds of megalithic remains were founds there namely menhirs, dolmens, menhirstatues, stepped pyramids etc. It is a matter of facts

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that the megalithic tradition have strongly influenced the people’s life and it is not surprising any more that living megalithic tradition could be found until to present day in Nias, Toraja, Bali and Eastern Indonesians Islands. In Bali, the megalithic remains, exe the sarcophagi are regarded as sacred monuments and functioned for worshipping thje Hindu Trinity, the local deities and the ancestor’s spirit (Sutaba 1984). Researches on the advanced technology and on the megalithic tradition in Bali in particular, have made conclusions that Balinese people have build their social organization headed by the leaders. The well organizations have made favorable conditions for mastering the advance technology. Then the social and cultural development became the solid foundation for facing the new era when Hinduism arrived in Bali (Sutaba, 1930). Bali have got Hindu-Budhis influences nearly at the 9 century A.D. as Proved by the finding of clay stuphikas and seals beared Budhis formula, near the village of Pejeng, Gianyar. Then a pillar inscription was rediscovered in Blanjong Sanur (Badung) which mentioned the name of the king Kesari Warmadewa. This inscription was originated from c.10 century A.D. Since this period, Hinduism was spread widely in Bali and went deeply into the life of the Balinese people and then survived until today. Having well developed social organization and cultural life before the arrival of Hinduism, have led the Balinese people successfully modified the new elements in accordance with their characters and became the new one beared Balinese identity. The wellknown king of Bali is a couple royal named king Udayana and his wife Gunapryadharmapati (c.10 century A.D), then succeeded by their families. During the ancient history of Bali, a number of temples were built nearly in the whole island. In these temple several kinds of historical remains were preserved e.g. statues, inscriptions etc. As the follower of Hinduism, Balinese people regard the temples including the remains in them as sacred monuments for worshiping the Hindu pantheons, the local deities and the ancestor’s spirit as well. This religious function was the responsibility of the Balinese people for keeping the monuments in well conditions and the welfare of the living society. Based on the evidence found in Bali there ere thousand tamples, which then named Bali as “The Island of Thousand Temples” or “The Island of Paradise”. Most of the old temples are located in the village between the two rivers called Pakerisan and Petanu namely the village of Bedulu, Pejengand Tampaksiring (Gianyar).


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Deaths spur French gov’t to pay for shark hunt Associated Press Writer

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The rice paddy which is attacked by tungro in Tabanan Regency

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Tungro attacks Subak Nyitdah Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Erratic rain is starting to be complained by farmers. Due to such weather condition, the tungro attacked the paddy field as experienced by Subak Nyitdah, Kediri. Since the past a week, this stem borer attacked the paddy plants of a few weeks old. As a result, leaves of the paddy plant turned yellow and unhealthy. The Head of Tabanan Agriculture and Horticulture Agency, Nyoman Budana, confirmed the tungro attack. He said the attack was still quite normal and not alarming yet.

However, farmers were asked to eradicate the tungro seriously. “We have checked and come down to location. A number of rice fields began to be attacked by tungro,” he said via

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Man captured at Padangbai Amlapura (Bali Post) –

A man from Lombok initialed Ras (40), last Wednesday (1/8) around 10.30 am captured at Padangbai, Karangasem as suspected to have brought weed from Bali. Head of KP3 Sea Executive Police, PC Dewa Nila Candra, as permitted by Karangasem Police Head from Padangbai confirmed the action was taken due to their readiness in security checks to those crossing from Padangbai to Lembar. Ras who was riding a motor-

cycle from Denpasar was going to West Nusa Tenggara was stopped at 1st Post at Padangbai for documents checking yet police found a small plastic filled with leaves suspected to be 2 grams weed on his bag which so confiscated along with Ras brought to be investigated further. “We have handed him to Illegal Drugs Section of Karangasem Police along with evidences of the leaves, ht emotorcycle and cash IDR 5 million,” Candra confirmed. (013)

phone on Wednesday (Aug 1). According to Budana, at Subak Nyitdah the tungro only attacked the upper leaves of rice and had not spread. He said the pest had just grown and was still quite reasonable. Related to such condition, his party had deployed a team to conduct a research and find out the solution. “We have assigned a team and contacted it,” he explained. From the results of checking, the tungro could still be eradicated by

periodical spraying. Other than spraying, the farmers were encouraged to come down to rice field diligently. The plant infected by tungro should be immediately withdrawn so that it would not spread to other plants. “Otherwise, the tungro attack will expand,” he stated. Although it looked simple, he said, the tungro attack could spread rapidly. Late eradication would cause the paddy plants of farmers to be damaged and

led to lower yields. Not only tungro, some other parts of paddy fields at Subak Nyitdah were also attacked by weeds. At a glance, the weeds were much more fertile than the paddy planted by farmers whereas the paddy plants attacked by the weeds had been averagely blooming. If they were not withdrawn, the weeds would certainly disturb the growth of paddy plants until the harvest came. (kmb30)

Homecoming preparation, Gilimanuk Harbour security tightened Negara (Bali Post) –

Head of Bali Police General Inspector Drs. Budi Gunawan last Wednesday (1/8) stated have visited Jembrana Police up to Gilimanuk Harbour through Denpasar-Gilimanuk route. Bali Head Police who was accepted by Jembrana Head Police, GAPC Komang Sandi Arsana, asked Jembrana Police officers to give the best services for the people. He also asked the officers not to ask illegal charges moreover some would do such thing for gambling or being a back up. Gunawan explained for officers to place cameras in jails

to anticipate any of them suicide, escape or smuggling illegal drugs. It is hoped no officers are corrupting finance as now Indonesian police have been Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) attention. Meanwhile connecting to the homecoming routine, Jembrana was asked to be prepared and Gilimanuk to be secured tightly as it is the place where officers will have to check goods brought in. For that Jembrana Police hoped an X-Ray equipment supplied by Bali Government to be placed by next year as Police only received and asked before its being actively operated to be given a socialisation. After

that Gunawan continued in checking Gilimanuk Harbor where General Manager of the Ketapang-Gilimanuk corssing, Waspada Herwanto, stated as much as 35 ships being prepared for the homecoming route along with tents and anticipation on tickets lockets while special boat to carry motorcycles also being prepared to lessen queues. It is predicted there will be an increase of 6 percent of those coming to Bali compared to last year which reached 17 thousand while its peak will be Main Day – 2. Hearing this, Gunawan asked not to let anyone using the queues to be used as illegal charges time. (kmb26)

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Australia rules out US nuclear aircraft carrier base Agence France Presse

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith has rejected a proposal to base a US nuclear aircraft carrier and other warships in the country, a move that would rankle key trade partner China. The idea of using the Australian navy’s western base, HMAS Stirling near Perth, to host an American carrier group and other fighter jets was reportedly raised in a study of US military posture in the Asia-Pacific. Media in Australia said the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report, commissioned by the US Defence Department, had been submitted to Congress. Smith said after a speech late Wednesday that while increased US access to HMAS Stirling was possible long-term, American aircraft carriers would not be based in Australia. “The report is an independent report to the United States govern-

ment. It’s not a United States government document,” he said. “We don’t have United States military bases in Australia and we are not proposing to. What we have talked about in terms of either increased aerial access or naval access is precisely that -- greater access to our facilities. “The strategic rationale for that is the growing importance of India and the growing importance of the Indian Ocean rim, particularly in a naval and maritime sense.” In June, Pentagon chief Leon Panetta announced in Singapore that the United States would shift the bulk of its naval fleet to the Pacific by 2020 as part of a new strategic focus on Asia. It followed a visit to Australia

last year by US President Barack Obama, who announced an enhanced defence cooperation with Canberra which will see up to 2,500 US Marines deployed in the country. The first troops touched down in April on a six-month rotational basis, based on the outskirts of the northern city of Darwin. It is part of Washington’s plan to bolster its military presence in the strategically vital Asia-Pacific, amid concerns about China’s increasing assertiveness. The CSIS report considers various options for increasing, decreasing or leaving US military presence in the region at its current level, Australian media said. Another proposal in the report canvasses expanding the Marines’ presence to a full air ground taskforce that would see thousands more troops in Australia’s north, according to the Australian Financial Review.

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PARIS — French fishermen will be on the hunt for a vulnerable shark species off the coast of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion soon — and will pocket government cash for their kills after a dramatic rise in deadly attacks pushed Paris to take unprecedented measures. Financial incentives will come into force as early as next week — and it’s provoked an outcry from animal rights groups, who call it a legalized “extermination.” The sharks to be targeted are bull sharks, a large and aggressive species common in the Indian Ocean which is widely believed to be behind several recent attacks on people. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, a leading conservation group that produces the world’s main list of endangered species, the so-called Red List, designates the bull shark as “near threatened,” meaning it could face the threat of extinction in the near future. From 2000 to 2010, there were no shark attacks off Reunion and no calls for culling, but the last two years have seen several deadly attacks, the most recent coming

last week when a 22-year-old surfer died after a shark bit off his leg. It was the seventh attack — and the third fatality — since the start of last year. The attacks have frightened many local residents into staying on dry land. “A couple of weeks ago, I allowed my son to go swimming,” said 49-year-old Philippe Nanpon, who spoke by telephone Wednesday from Saint-Paul, a district that has seen fatalities. “But now I won’t let him in. Until it’s over, it’s not safe.” It’s not yet clear how much fisherman can earn from killing sharks, and the Paris government says it will give leeway to local authorities and fishermen in setting prices. Thierry Robert, a lawmaker from and mayor of Saint-Leu, a district whose coastal areas where an alarming number of bull sharks have been spotted in recent months, initially offered to pay fishermen €2 ($2.46) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of dead shark. But a spokesman for the French Overseas Ministry, Olivier Nicolas, said this sum was too little. “It’s not enough as an incentive for the catching, so the state will contribute and remunerate the catchers,” Nicolas said.

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FILE - This is a July 22, 2007, file photo of a 263-pound bull shark caught by Jeremy Powers is displayed J during the final day of the 75th annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dauphin Island, Ala.

China jails 20 on terrorism, separatism charges in restive Xinjiang Reuters

BEIJING - Courts in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang have jailed 20 people for up to 15 years on charges of terrorism and separatism, state media said on Thursday, as the heavily Muslim area marks the fasting month of Ramadan. The three courts in the cities of Urumqi, Kashgar and Aksu also leveled charges of making explosive devices, promoting religious extremism and plotting “holy war”,

Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily said on its website (www.people.com.cn). While it did not give the ethnicity of those sentenced, judging from their names they were all Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic-speaking people who call Xinjiang home, many of whom chafe at Beijing’s rule and restrictions on their religion and culture. “A vast amount of evidence shows that the accused criminals carried out a lot of preparatory work in planning violent terror activities

and set up a formal terror organization,” the report said. “They bought, produced and copied mobile transmitters, discs and publications which promoted separatism, religious extremism and violent terror and proactively spread them around,” it added. “Some members of the terror organization made explosives and carried out test explosions.” China blamed violence in Xinjiang - strategically located on the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan,

India and Central Asia - on Islamic separatists who want to establish an independent state of “East Turkestan”. Some Chinese officials have blamed attacks on Muslim militants trained in Pakistan. But many rights groups say China overstates the threat to justify its tight grip on the region. Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, said the government had politicized the case and used terrorism as an excuse to punish Uighurs who don’t agree with the

system. “The aim is to terrorize Uighurs into abandoning their rights,” he said in an emailed statement. Beijing has shown no sign of relaxing its control in Xinjiang, a vast swath of territory accounting for one-sixth of China’s land mass which holds rich oil, gas and coal deposits. In July 2009, regional capital Urumqi was rocked by violence between majority Han Chinese and minority Uighurs that killed nearly 200 people.


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Humanlike Skin Cancer Found in Wild Fish means the cancer had not spread any deeper than the skin, so apart from the surface lesions, the fish were basically healthy.” The lesions looked nearly identical to skin cancer found in humans, he said. Once the melanoma spreads, Sweet added, fish would likely show signs of sickness, becoming less active and maybe feeding less. As such, the sick fish would be less likely to get caught. “This suggests the actual percentage affected by the cancer is likely to be higher than observed in this study,” Sweet said in the statement. While the diseased fish were caught around Heron Island and One Tree Island, the researchers do not know how many coral trout living elsewhere on the reef have skin cancer.

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The skin cancer found on coral trout ranged in coverage from about 5 percent of the fish’s body to nealy 100 percent, the researchers reported Aug. 1, 2012.

Stem cells blamed for cancer re-growth Agence France Presse

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This “fire rainbow,” or iridescent cloud, was captured in a photo taken on Tuesday (July 31) over South Florida.

‘Fire rainbow’ spotted over south Florida

So-called “fire rainbows” are neither on fire nor are they rainbows, but they sure are stunning. They are technically known as iridescent clouds, a relatively rare phenomenon caused by clouds of water droplets of nearly uniform size, according to a release by NASA. These clouds diffract, or bend, light in a similar manner, which separates out light into different wavelengths, or colors. That makes them similar to rainbow-colored glories, which are also formed by diffraction, and also produce an oscillating pattern of colors ranging from blue to green to red to

purple and back to blue again. The phenomenon was captured in this spectacular photo taken on Tuesday (July 31) in the clouds over South Florida. Although iridescent clouds have rainbow-like colors, the way light is scattered to produce them is slightly different. Rainbows are formed by refraction and reflection. When light is refracted, it is bent by passing through mediums of different densities, such as water or a prism. Reflected light bounces off a surface at an angle equal to the angle it hit the surface at. Diffraction, though, involves light

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Surfer Bethany Hamilton in Bali this Friday

The first case of skin cancer in a wild marine fish population looks eerily similar to the melanoma that plagues humans, researchers report today (Aug. 1). Coral trout living on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are directly beneath the Antarctic ozone hole, the world’s largest, which is the result of the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere that normally protects humans from harmful UV rays. “Further work needs to be carried out to establish the exact cause of the cancer, but having eliminated other likely factors such as microbial pathogens and marine pollution, UV radiation appears to be the likely cause,” study researcher Michael Sweet, of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. Sweet and his colleagues examined 136 common coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus), and found 20 individuals, or 15 percent, showed dark skin lesions. The lesions ranged in size from small (covering just 5 percent of the skin) to large, covering the fish’s full body, they report online in the journal PLoS ONE. “The individuals we looked at had extensive — but only surface — melanomas,” Sweet said. “This

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waves being scattered into a ring-like pattern. As with other iridescent objects, like peacock feathers, the color changes depending upon one’s position relative to the sun and the object. Iridescence usually occurs in newly formed clouds. That appears to be the case here as well. According to the Weather Channel, these are pileus clouds caused by a fast-growing thunderstorm that shoved air into the upper atmosphere through a layer of moisture. This created a fog-like cloud that looks like a glowing dome atop the thunderstorm.

Researchers presented evidence Wednesday for the existence of cancer stem cells, with three different studies seeking to end a decades-old scientific dispute about how tumours grow. The discovery should lead to new drugs targeting stem cells that cause tumours to reappear after cancer therapy, the teams argued in three scientific papers published simultaneously in the journals Nature and Science. “The hypothesis (that cancer stem cells exist) has been around now for some time. Hopefully these three papers now make an end to the discussion,” Dutch researcher Hugo Snippert told AFP. All the studies were conducted on lab mice. Some experts have maintained that tumours are comprised of masses of cancer cells that are all the same, and all dividing. But Snippert said the latest papers clearly show a hierarchy of cells in tumours, with different functions -- including stem cells that act as cancer cell factories. Stem cells are infant cells that develop into specialised tissues of the body, touted by medicine as a future source from which to replenish damaged tissue. In the case of intestinal cancer, a healthy stem cell mutates to create a “cell of origin” from which a tumour grows, said Snippert. The tumour contains stem cells which then create new cancer cells. Cancer stem cells must now be targeted for drug research, argued Snippert, a member of the University Medical Center Utrecht research team which focused on intestinal cancer and published its findings in Science. “Since the cancer stem cells are so similar to normal stem cells, most treatments also harm the normal stem cells,” he said. “That is why it is important now to have a look at cancer stem cells, comparing them to normal stem cells to find the differences.” Focusing on incurable brain tumours, a US-based research team said they had found a subset of cells that appear to be the source of new tumour growth after chemotherapy. “This study serves as a proof of principle that in at least some solid tumours functional cancer stem cells exist,” researcher Luis Parada of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center told AFP.

People giving information to domestic tourists in Tourism Information Service. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, said the expenditure of domestic tourists gave contribution to foreign exchange of USD 9 billion up to the first semester of 2012.

Expenditure of domestic tourists reaches USD 9 billion

KUTA - Bethany Hamilton, world-renowned professional surfer and subject of the major motion picture Soul Surfer, will meet with fans and sign autographs at the Rip Curl Memorial Store on Jalan Legian in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on Friday, August 3rd beginning at 5 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the courageous young woman who’s personal story has inspired people around the world to never give up on pursuing their dreams. Hamilton, 22, from Kauai, Hawaii, is currently in Bali preparing to surf in the 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational (July 15 – August 26). Hamilton is the first-ever woman surfer to receive an invitation to the Rip Curl Cup. The fearless goofyfooter, known for her exploits in powerful waves, is ecstatic about the opportunity to meet her many fans in Bali, and will be available to autograph Padang Cup T-shirts, event posters, journals, surfboards and more. In 2003 Hamilton became arguably the world’s most famous surfer when, at the age of 13, she was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. The attack left Hamilton with a severed left arm. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, she returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal of becoming a professional surfer. In 2004 Hamilton published a best-selling autobiography entitled Soul Surfer, which was later made into a successful motion picture that played to audiences around the globe. Prior to her appearance at the Rip Curl Memorial Store on Friday, Hamilton will host a surf lesson for children from the Benih Harapan Orphanage at 3 pm on Legian Beach in Kuta. The surf lesson with Bethany Hamilton is a joint effort by the Rip Curl School of Surf and Soul Surf Project Bali, a group that connects underprivileged youth in Bali with surfing equipment and lessons. Rip Curl will also donate surfboards to Soul Surf Project Bali.

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JAKARTA - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, said the expenditure of domestic tourists gave contribution to foreign exchange of USD 9 billion up to the first semester of 2012. “Actually, the expenditure of domestic tourists is at double of the estimated foreign exchange earnings obtained from foreign tourists, USD 9 billion,” said Mari Elka Pangestu. The travel of domestic tourist in the first half of 2012 indicated a growth of 3.5 percent. Indication of the increase could be seen from the rising number of foreign tourists visiting several popular tourist attractions. “The indication can be seen from the increase in the domestic tourists visiting several attractions like Borobudur and Prambanan, Komodo Island, Wakatobi and the emergence of new attractions such as the Trans Studio Bandung,” she said. He cited that Borobudur Temple showed an increase in domestic tourist visit during the period of JanuaryJune 2012 reaching 65 percent to 1,455,418 people. Her party targeted the movement of domestic tourists in 2012 could reach 245 million travels

with a total target of expenditure reaching IDR 171.5 trillion or approximately USD 18 billion. Mari positively welcomed it considering the highest growth of domestic tourist mobility even occurred outside the island of Java such as North Sumatra, Lampung and South Sulawesi. “With the increase in income, the number of middle class, infrastructure improvements and economic flight, the traveling by domestic tourists has become a mainstay of the national tourism,” she said. She argued, the opportunity to improve the movement of domestic tourists remained widely open because during the period of May to August was the peak season for tourism industry worldwide.

Especially in Indonesia, after the school holiday in June-July 2012, it would be resumed with the Eid holiday falling in August 2012. “At that time, the intensity of public traveling to visit tourist attractions will be higher than in normal occasion,” she said. Mari had confidence the number of domestic tourists and their movement would continue to increase during the school holidays and major religious holidays including the Eid, Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Last year, the number of domestic tourist traveling reached 236.752 million or exceeded the target of 236 million with a total expenditure of IDR 156.89 trillion. (010)

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Bethany Hamilton, world-renowned professional surfer and subject of the major motion picture Soul Surfer, will meet with fans and sign autographs at the Rip Curl Memorial Store on Jalan Legian in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on Friday, August 3rd beginning at 5 pm.


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The condition of the drainage on Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Panjer

Drainage of Jalan Batanghari at risk of being ineffective Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The drainage and canal construction project on Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Panjer, is estimated to ineffectively minimize the flooding risk because the sewer to downstream is unclear. It occurs because the dredging promised by the Bali Public Works in the Punggawa River used to connect the drainage of Batanghari has yet been worked on. It was revealed by a legislator of Denpasar House, I Nyoman Darsa, when met on Wednesday (Aug 1) in his office. This politician from Panjer said the implementation of the follow-through drainage project was less maximal. “I’m afraid the project worth billions of rupiahs will actually be useless as unable to cope with the flooding when it rains,” he said. When it rained a few days ago, he said, the area was submerged whereas the rain did not last too long. “In the recent rain, it was flooded. Even, it had more points of puddle whereas it rained just once. What will happen later when the rainy season comes?” he asked. He also said if the drainage could

be resolved he was confident that flooding in the area could be resolved, too. However, he was not sure to cope with the flooding if the drainage canal in the south end had not been worked out and finalized. Meanwhile, a member of Commission B, I Wayan Suadi Putra, said the drainage should be directed to downstream. “Do not let this project be useless. We will lose out after spending a lot of budgets, while it results in nothing. Even, it will raise the worse impact,” he added. Related to the complaints, the Head of Denpasar Public Works Agency, I Ketut Winarta, said disposal of drainage on Jalan

Batanghari would be directed to Punggawa River. As planned, the river basin would be dredged from the south and the end would meet the drainage made in the area of Jalan Batanghari. However, the river dredging would be carried out by Bali Province. “At the moment, it is still in the tender stage,” explained Winarta. As known, the follow-through drainage project on Jalan Tukad Batanghari, Panjer, was resumed by CV Permai with a contract value of IDR 1,298 billion from the maximal budget proposed worth IDR 1,624 billion. The project would be worked on for six months, from May 7 to November 2, 2012. (kmb12)

SOME development projects in several regencies in Bali are considered redundant because they have not been used optimally. Even, some of them are left dormant. A number of parties considered they can happen because of poor planning. In Karangasem, there are at least six redundant and dormant projects. Those projects are the cattle market at Pempatan village, Rendang, the art market at Manggis village, wantilan hall and gazebo in water tourism attraction at Amed and tourism attraction at Tulamben, fish auction base (TPI) at Amed, international swimming pool and playground next to Mount Agung sport stadium as well as Karangsokong terminal at Subagan. Meanwhile, the Tanah Ampo cruise harbor at Manggis has not accomplished and cannot be berthed by cruise ships. They do not want to berth on the cruise quay worth IDR 120 billion denoting a joint venture of the Karangasem, Bali and central government. Cruise operators do not want to berth there as the quay floor is only 150 meters long, while the standard length for cruise ship should be about 300 meters. Therefore, it still needs additional length of 154 meters. Besides, the cruise ship operators prefer to berth in Benoa Harbor because the waves and ocean currents at Manggis are ferocious. Meanwhile, the water pipeline project of Telaga Waja River cannot be utilized by people because the water cannot be flowed from the pipeline project worth IDR 100 billion started in 2009. Since the implementation few years ago, the cattle market of Pempatan has not been optimally taken advantage. Cattle buyers and sellers do not want to come to the market because they consider the location less strategic. Similar condition also happens to the Manggis art market, where the Regent Geredeg planned the market worth about IDR 600 million financed by central government assistance could attract tourists to come down from the cruise ship at Tanah Ampo. As the quay is not dropped in by cruise ships, automatically no tourists come down and no tourists can be directed to the Manggis art market.

Unkempt condition of the building has now been overgrown by bushes and high grass. As a result, it is utilized by nearby farmers to herd their cattle. Those expensive projects turn useless because they have not been optimally taken advantage for the welfare of Karangasem community. A number of parties say it happen due to poor planning. The Amed fish auction base, for instance, according to a local legislator, Iluh Purnaminingsih, turned dormant due to wrong planning. The large scale auction base had a storage room but fishermen could not operate it because they should pay high monthly electric bill reaching IDR 5 million. As a result, no one could operate to cover the operational cost. Meanwhile, at the moment, said Purnaminingsih, the only legislator from the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura), the fishermen in Karangasem, especially those from Abang subdistrict, were actually in need for fish cooler. However, it should be a smaller one that could be afforded by fishermen group. So far, they faced classical problem as when fishermen got abundant fishes, the price dropped because it was mainly determined by fish traders or collectors. On the other hand, fishermen had to sell their fish immediately. Otherwise, they would suffer a total loss as the fish could quickly decompose. Seeing the number of redundant and dormant projects, Purnaminingsih asked the Regent of Karangasem to make an assessment. It aimed at optimizing those grandiose projects in conjunction with the economic empowerment for the surrounding community. Similar opinion was revealed by Chairman of the Karangasem House, I Gede Dana. According to him, later on those projects should be reviewed again in order the large amount of budget spent would not be in vain and could be used optimally for the benefit of society. “We’ve got a lot of valuable experiences. Seeing many less useful and dormant projects, later we have to make a comprehensive and careful study as well as absorb the inputs from the public so the dormant projects are not progressively increasing,” said Gede Dana.

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Bali Dynasty Resort has been recognised as most favourite family resort in Bali for 2012 voted by the Holidays with Kids readers. This is the fifth consecutive year that Bali Dynasty Resort has been in the Top 10 of Bali’s most Family Friendly Hotels & Resorts and they are proud to be the Number 1 this year. Bali Dynasty Resort offer a host of family friendly facilities including a dedicated kid’s pool complete with the 56m Caterpillar Splash and the brand new Kids Water Fun Zone and mushroom paddling pool for the little ones. There is a special teens room known as ‘The Den’, with pool table, video games and an activity board to sign up for surfing, scuba diving and other activities, while the little ones will love the Kupu-Kupu Kiddies’ Club, complete with its own Enchanted Garden themed club house. For those aged between 5 -65, the resort recently added a Trapeze School where you can learn how to fly! All this should keep the kids busy while mum and dad relax at one of the six restaurants, five bars or at the adults only ‘lazy pool’.

Calendar Event for August 1 through August 31, 2012 1 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih. 2 Aug P urnama Karo Aci-aci Pengenteg Jagat Pura Gelap Besakih Pura Dangkahyangan Pengukur-ukur Pejeng Merajan Gerya Kebon Tabanan Pura Candi Goro Tianyar-Kubu Karangasem Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula-Buleleng. 4 Aug T umpek Uduh/Pengatag Pura Puseh/Pura Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih 8 Aug B uda Wage Warigadean Pura Kepisah Sumerta Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan Peninjoan Bangli Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih Pura Antegsari Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Kaba-Kaba Kediri Tabanan. 10 Aug Sukra Umanis Warigadean. Odalan Ida Ratu Penataran Agung Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Puraus Merajan Salonding Besakih. 12 Aug Redite Pon Julungwangi Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Banjar Singaraja. 14 Aug Anggar Kasih Julungwangi Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi Bangli Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Taro Tegalalang Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanasari Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup Pura manik Bingin Sidemen 15 Aug Buda Umanis Julungwangi. Pura Penetaran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande Bangli

Pura Puncaksari Pdi Sangeh Abiansemal Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Sanak Sapta Resi Sidan Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Jakatebel Merajan Pasek Prateka Batusesa Mr. Jeroan Dauh Cemenggon Cemenggon Pr. Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan Singaraja. 23 Aug W raspati Wage Sungsang Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Desa Tangkas Klungkung Pr. Siang Kangin Tampuagan Tembuku Bangli Odalan Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Petemon Merajan Pasek Gelgel Melinggih Odalan Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Dewa Besakih 29 Aug B uda Keliwon Dunggulan Pura Wakika Kupang, NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang, NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung I Jakarta Timur Pura Mustika Dharma Kompleks Kopassus Cijantung Jakarta Timur. 30 Aug Wraspati Umanis Dunggulan Pura Watukaru Tabanan Pura Lempuyang Luhur Karangasem Pura Kentel Gumi Klungkung Pura Pasek Gaduh Umadesa Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Kubayan Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Tiyingan Merajan Pasek Gaduh Umadesa. 31 Aug S ukra Paing Dunggulan Pura Ulun Suwi Jimbaran, Badung Pura Luhur Cemenggon, Sukawati Pura Pasek Ubung Denpasar 31 Aug P urnama Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok. Pura Pauman Bhujangga Tonja Denpasar Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Karangasem Pura Pedarman Arya Telabah Besakih. Pura Bukit Mentik, Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani

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


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Bieber spotlights his grown-up side in flashy new video Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pulled out the Hollywood stops in his latest video for the single “As Long As You Love Me,” making a sort of mini-film showing his grown-up side. Bieber, 18, recruited gritty actor Michael Madsen, best known for his roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs,” to play the disapproving father of Bieber’s love interest in the slick music video, which runs nearly six minutes. In the video, which debuted

online on Wednesday, Bieber plays a star-crossed lover. It features car chases, fights, raunchy dancers and steamy romance set against the Los Angeles skyline, all part of a plan to transition the singer from teeny bopper to adult artist. Bieber fans, known as ‘Beliebers,’ praised him on social media websites for showing his darker side and fighting for love. Kaylie @StrongForJustin tweeted, “The whole ALAYLM video was amazing. It shows how if you really love someone, you would fight for them.

There’s a lot of meaning.” Bieber rose to fame as a babyfaced pop star on YouTube, singing innocent love songs such as “Baby” and “One Less Lonely Girl.” In the past year, he has grown under the watchful eye of the public and is dating Disney actress and singer Selena Gomez. The new electro-pop “As Long As You Love Me”, not to be confused with the Backstreet Boys song with the same title, features rapper Big Sean and is the second single from his latest album “Believe.

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Badminton the biggest loser after eight expulsions Reuters REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Singer Justin Bieber performs at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California July 22, 2012.

NBC to break even, not lose money on Olympics Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Viewer excitement about the Olympics is translating into gold for NBC: The broadcaster now expects to break even on the London Games rather than take a loss. “We are way ahead of where we thought we’d be,” NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said Wednesday. Covering the Olympics was more challenging for NBC this year because of the time difference with Europe. With London five hours ahead of New York, NBC isn’t able to show any events live in prime time. In Beijing four years ago, NBC was able to show morning events such as Michael Phelps’ goldmedal swims live during its evening broadcasts. But instead of the expected 20 percent ratings plunge compared with Beijing, Burke said, NBC is seeing audiences up 9 percent so far, five days into the event. “We think that is because of the way we

promoted the Olympics during the hundred days leading up to the Olympics,” Burke said. Tuesday’s Olympics telecast, featuring Phelps’ record-setting swim and the gold-medal performance of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, had the highest rating of any night so far, according to Nielsen’s overnight measurement of the nation’s largest cities. A broader viewership estimate was expected later Wednesday. Combined with higher production costs in London, NBC had expected at one point to take a $200 million loss for

the games. NBC paid $1.2 billion for the rights to show the games on TV and online in the U.S. Before the games opened, NBC said it sold more than $1 billion in ads, breaking the record of $850 million set during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It got 10 percent more for every minute of prime-time advertising compared with Beijing. It also tripled its pre-sales of online ads to $60 million, as it’s streaming all events live for the first time. The company’s bet that live streaming wouldn’t cut into prime-time television audiences appears to have paid off. Better ratings could mean higher rates for ads sold at the last minute. Time Warner Inc., which owns TNT, TBS, CNN and other cable channels, said Wednesday that it has seen a slowdown in last-minute ad sales partly because advertisers are shifting money to the Olympics instead.

This Tueday, July 31, 2012 photo released by NBC shows the US Women’s Gymnastics team, winners of the gold medal for women’s team gymnastics, Kyla Ross, standing left, Jordyn Wieber, seated left, Aly Raisman, standing center, McKayla Maroney, and Gabby Douglas, seated right, with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas in London. AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater

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Taiwan’s Cheng Shao-chieh dives to return a shuttle cock as she plays against Singapore’s Juan Gu, unseen, at a women’s singles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.

LONDON - The festering issue of draw rigging in badminton has finally erupted on the biggest sporting stage and while the expulsion of eight players at the Olympics will eventually blow over, it is sure to leave a sizeable scar. The sight of four women’s doubles pairs deliberately throwing their matches to secure a better run to the medal rounds disgusted a crowd of 4,800 packed into Wembley Arena expecting to see the best of badminton’s best. Instead they were treated with disdain as the Chinese, South Korean and Indonesian players sprayed hopeless shots into the net and beyond the lines. Their antics were also beamed around the globe to a disbelieving audience. Disturbingly, the badminton world had been expecting it. Players and coaches lamented a culture of manipulation that had been allowed to take hold of the professional tour for years. The only shock, one player said, was the teams had the gall to do it at the Olympics. “There’s always been talk of China working out who wins before, if their teams are playing each other or set to play each other,” Germany’s singles player Marc Zweiber said. “Korea did something similar in a Thomas Cup event before,” he added, referring to the national team-based event. “There has been talk the whole season that the Chinese team have fixed matches. I don’t feel the BWF (Badminton World Federation) does anything to solve it. I think they need to do more.” The BWF disqualified the four pairs on Wednesday, saying they needed to take a strong stance against conduct “clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport”. The players thrown out were China’s top-seeded duo Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, South Korean pairs Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, plus Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia. The federation also said they would review the format of round-robin pool matches for the opening round, instituted for the first time at an Olympics, after it proved ripe for rigging in London. Continued on page 6

Member of Bali House asking question Regarding the Governor whereabout Bali Post

Denpasar – It is been three weeks since Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika went to Singapore for healthcare. The spokesmen of Bali Government, Ketut Teneng, said that the governor is recovering but he cannot determine when the governor can come. The absence of the governor is started to raise some questions from the member of Bali House

of Representative as stated by Cokorda Budi Suryawan. “If the governor cannot return to Bali yet,

he should give the power to the vice governor for temporary,” he said on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Cok Suryawan said that some government agenda such as the budgeting plan cannot be legalized unless the governor is present. If it cannot be legalized so other program will also must be postponed. “If the governor can give the power to the vice governor so all the program and the government activities

are not stalled,” he added. Meanwhile, the Head of Golkar Fraction in Bali House, Wayan Gunawan, said that acroding to the rules, the vice governor could carry out the duties of the governor if the head of Province is absent. “Let say the governor is sick right now so the initiative can be taken by the vice governor. This shows the lack of communication between the head of the province,” he added.

When being ask whether a disposition letter is needed for the moving of power to the vice governor, he said that if the communication runs well among the leaders, it is necessary. “However, we must underline that the governor is sick so he is unable to do those kind of activities so we also must consider the current condition of the governor,” Gunawan explained. (kmb29)

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