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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Officials: Speed a factor in Walker’s deadly crash Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker while the actor’s fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree.

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Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Lady Gaga unveils dolls in her flamboyant likeness

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TOKYO — One-of-a-kind Lady Gaga has been replicated. The pop star unveiled life-size dolls in her likeness, dressed in her flamboyant costumes, at a Tokyo event Sunday. A person leaning against the silicon doll’s chest can hear Lady Gaga music and messages. Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. When her friends saw the dolls, “they were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of a sudden the dolls took over. And the dolls were the most important thing in the room. And this is a beautiful thing,” she said. Japanese industrial and design companies teamed with her record label to create

the Gagadoll, inspired by her new “Artpop” album. They’re prototypes not yet available for sale. At the news conference, the 27-year-old singer made her grand entrance wearing a red plaid jumpsuit and wrapped in coils of the same fabric. Gaga is participating in a charity auction to benefit the 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims. She’s hoping that one of the two Gaga-styled Hello Kitty dolls will raise a lot of money for the cause. “Artpop” hasn’t matched the critical acclaim or sales of her blockbuster “Born This Way” album. Gaga said she looked forward to returning to Japan with the “Artpop” tour. The concert schedule hasn’t been released.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said speed was a factor in Saturday’s onecar crash, though it will take time to determine how fast the car was going. Because Walker is so closely associated with the underground culture of street racing portrayed in the popular “Fast & Furious” film franchise, the fatal accident had an eerie quality — a tragic end for a Hollywood hero of speed. The crash also killed Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas, according to Walker’s publicist, Ame Van Iden. She said Walker was a passenger in the 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT when they drove away from a fundraiser in the community of Valencia, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Sheriff’s deputies found the car engulfed in flames when they arrived at the site of the crash, near the fundraiser at Rodas’ sports car dealership. Officials have not identified either person found in the car. On Sunday, fans of Walker, 40, gathered to leave flowers, candles and memorabilia from the action movies. His “Fast & Furious” co-star Tyrese Gibson broke down when he visited the crash site. “Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and we’re gonna see to

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it that his energy and presence lives on forever,” Gibson later posted on his Instagram account. He also posted a video of the film cast and crew recently celebrating Walker’s birthday. Sheriff’s deputy Peter Gomez said investigators are working to determine how fast the car was traveling and what caused it to go out of control, including whether the driver was distracted or something in the road prompted him to swerve. After the Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree, it burst into flames. The downed light pole had a speed limit sign of 45 mph (73 kph).

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PSG routs Lyon 4-0 to keep 4-point lead in France

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Thai PM says protesters’ demands unacceptable

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An Indonesian student holds a banner during a protest against the World Trade Organization in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Indonesia hosts the World Trade Organization conference, starting from December 3 through 6.

Students stage rally against WTO conference Antara

DENPASAR - A group of students, claiming to be a part of the National Students Forum (FMN), staged a rally against a World Trade Organization (WTO) conference outside the United States’ Consulate on Monday. “We reject the liberalization that will result from a scheme proposed by the WTO. Therefore, we urge the government to not take part in the WTO agreement,” FMN Secretary General Muhammad Hasan Harry Sandy Ame stated.

He said the United States was one of WTO member nations, which had played a dominant role in controlling every agreement during the WTO trade ministerial meeting. “The United States exerts con-

trol over the WTO’s policies and thus each meeting always results in inequality between developed and poor countries,” Ame said. He noted that as a global trade institution with legal binding, WTO also had a significant impact on education. “Consequently, the cost of education is increasing every year,” he added. In view of the rally, a total of 200 policemen were deployed for extra security at the United States

Consulate on Hayam Wuruk Street in Denpasar. “We have deployed 200 joint police personnel to secure the United States Consulate here,” Denpasar city police spokesman Adjunct Senior Commissioner Gusti Kade Budhi Harryarsana said on Monday. He added that the security around the Consulate had been stepped up in anticipation of any possible security disturbances during the anti WTO conference rally.

“We do not want the rally to end in chaos. Therefore, we want to ensure security by deploying hundreds of police personnel at the United States Consulate on Hayam Wuruk Street,” Gusti stated. Gusti pointed out that the additional security measures had been put in place not only for the protection of the United States Consulate, but also the Australian representative’s office located on Tantular Street in Denpasar.


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Joint operations held on Denpasar – Gilimanuk road section

Negara (Bali Post)—

A number of migrants without bringing along with identity card having passed the examination at Gilimanuk were netted in a joint operation made by Negara Subdistrict Police, Saturday night (Nov 30). The joint operation involving the personnel of Negara Subdistrict Police, Indonesian Military and municipal police examined all vehicles from Gilimanuk direction. From the operation, the officers found two migrants carrying no identity card namely Slamet, 44, and Johan, 30. They were subsequently repatriated by the officers after being recorded and given direction. In addition, four motorcycle riders and 2 truck drivers were issued with police ticket because they could not present their driving license. Chief of Negara Subdistrict Police, M Didik Wiratmoko,

with permission from Jembrana Police Chief, Harry Hariadi, said the joint operation was an attempt to anticipate hazardous people and goods from coming into Bali. From the results of the operation, it was found traffic violations such as the riders and drivers that could not present their driving license. The road users who did not complete themselves with the papers were immediately ticketed.

Separately, the Head of Jembrana Municipal Police, Putu Widarta, after the operation said that two residents found having no identity card in the operation were immediately repatriated. Actually they both wanted to go to Denpasar but were known to bring no identity. Nevertheless, they were allowed to go back to Bali after completing themselves with identity card. (kmb26)

Hundreds of hawkers roaming around in the tourist area of Kintamani all this time were given upgrad-

ing, Thursday (Nov 28). They were given an understanding in order to maintain the comfort of travelers making a visit to the region. It was

The hawkers in Kintamani

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Celebration of Tequila Bar 4th anniversary

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KUTA - Four years ago, precisely on 25 November 2009, Tequila Bar standing tall in front of Kuta Beach. Name tequila chosen because at the time Tequila Sunrise became the biggest hit at Samudera Restaurant. Then be stipulated as the name of the bar at Grand Istana Rama without adding the “Sunrise” because Kuta famously known for its sunset. Now, Tequila Bar had stepped on the age of four. On Thursday, November 28, 2013, the Grand Istana Rama enlivens the birthday of Tequila Bar and also launched the new name of Tequila Bar. With party themed “Reborn 69 Tequila Bar”, Mr. Andi Ananto, General Manager of Grand Istana Rama open directly a birthday party and the inauguration of the new name of Tequila Tequila Bar to 69 Tequila Bar. 69 Tequila Bar chose to be the brand new name of bar at Grand Istana Rama Hotel with a new concept Fresh, Fun,

and Professional. Ketut Darmayasa, Director of Food and Beverage said that this new concept expected to become attraction for visitors to visit 69 Tequila Bar. Regarding the selection of number 69, I Ketut Darmayasa say it has a special meaning. “69 are easy to remember, so the 69 Tequila Bar will be easy to remember by the people,” said I Ketut Darmayasa. The shape of 69, according to Darmayasa, means a close relationship. So this number can express the engagement between staff with guests.

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The police officers are conduting raid regularly to prevent crime

Hundreds of hawkers in Kintamani given upgrading

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responded to the recent condition where Kintamani began to be abandoned by travelers due to inherent bad image. One of them was caused

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by souvenir vendors commonly forcing travelers so that it could make travelers uncomfortable. The Head of Bangli Culture and Tourism Agency, Nyoman Adnyana, did not dismiss the bad image of Kintamani tourism due to the action of the individual of hawkers. He said that Kintamani ever become an excellence of travelers in the 1980s. However, since the past few years, Kintamani had been left by travelers because of such bad image. One of the causes was the action of souvenir vendors who apparently liked to force so that travelers felt less comfortable. In order to avoid the travelers from leaving the region, so far the Culture and Tourism Agency confessed to have provided guidance for the hawkers. “To provide security and comfort for travelers, local tour guides and souvenir vendors have been cultivated sustainably as we do today,” he explained. According to him, in order to increase the knowledge of hawkers, his party would also invite the hawkers to conduct a comparative study to several tourist attractions whose management had been good where one of them was the Lake Beratan tourist attraction, Bedugul, Tabanan. “Especially to souvenir

traders and local tour guides, we expect their presence will no longer be considered a parasite, but rather becoming an integrated element in the Kintamani tourism development,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Tour Guide Association (HPI) of Bali Chapter, Sang Putu Subaya, also admitted that Kintamani tourism had been starting to change both in terms of physical and human resources development. Nevertheless, his party remained to see there were several things needed to be addressed. The improvement was absolutely necessary, considering the competition of tourism products today was getting tougher. Aside from the competition among the local objects, it also involved in the competition against the international attractions. “Faced with this competition, we are required to have quality tourism products in accordance with the needs of tourists,” he said. He added the image recovery of Kintamani made by Bangli County was very appropriate considering the intense competition. “Hopefully, with the hard work by all parties, Kintamani tourist object can be back into the icon of tourism in Bali,” Sang Putu Subaya hoped. (ina)

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Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

International

Associated Press Writer

KUTA - The House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Marzuki Alie has promised to ensure security at the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference at Nusa Dua in Bali, which will be held from Dec. 3 to 6.

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In a composite image provided by NASA, Comet ISON nears the sun in an image captured at 10:51 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

“I promise to secure the WTO conference and fight for the aspirations of the people to create prosperity,” the House Speaker said, while inaugurating the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organization (PCWTO) on Monday. People’s aspirations in the present day scenario are related to the dynamics of and challenges posed by various cooperation frameworks and free trade agreements struck at the bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels, Marzuki pointed out. “Will free trade be able to create prosperity and remove poverty, accommodate the aspirations and interests of developing and developed countries, distribute assets effectively and adequately among the marginal groups which are not

part of mainstream development at the local, national, and international levels?” he asked. Marzuki also questioned if free trade could be used in harmony with the spirit of nationalism and the spirit of sustainable development related to various issues and events taking place in other parts of the world. ANTARA FOTO/Widodo S. Jusuf

The House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Marzuki Alie has promised to ensure security at the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference at Nusa Dua in Bali, which will be held from Dec. 3 to 6.

297 children in Bali infected by HIV Bali Post

DENPASAR - Sunday (Dec 1) was the commemoration of the World AIDS Day. The disease caused by the Human Immunology Virus was first found in Bali in 1987. Since that year, the HIV infec-

tion resembling an iceberg in Bali began to reveal. Currently up to July 2013, the total of identified HIV/AIDS patient reached 8,003 cases. Apart from people with high risk factors like those with free sex and injected drug users, the people with low risk factor such

STOCKHOLM — Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun. Scientists said images from NASA spacecraft showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but just a trail of dust coming out on the other end.

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The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang’e-3 lunar probe stands on the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang in southwest China’s Sichuan province on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DPR speaker to ensure security at WTO conference

China launches first moon rover, the ‘Jade Rabbit’ BEIJING — China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth. A rocket carrying the rover aboard an unmanned Chang’e 3 spaceship successfully blasted off early Monday from a launch center in southwestern China and was scheduled to arrive on the moon in midDecember, the official Xinhua News Agency said. “We will strive for our space dream as part of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation,” Xichang Satellite Launch Center director Zhang Zhenzhong said. If the Chang’e 3 successfully soft-lands on the moon, China will become the third country to do so, after the United States and the former Soviet Union. A soft landing does not damage the craft and the equipment it carries. An earlier Chinese craft orbited and collected data before intentionally crash-landing on the moon. “Chang’e” is a mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, and “Yutu” — or “Jade Rabbit” — is her pet. The solar-powered rover will survey the moon’s geological structures and set up a telescope to survey the surface as well as observe the Earth’s plasmasphere, a region of dense, cold plasma that surrounds the planet, Xinhua said. China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the United States to achieve manned space travel independently. China has already said its eventual goals are to have a space station and put an astronaut on the moon. The military-backed space program is a source of enormous national pride and has powered ahead in a series of well-funded, methodically timed steps. It has already made major breakthroughs in a relatively short time, although it lags far behind the United States and Russia in space technology and experience.

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“It does seem like Comet ISON probably hasn’t survived this journey,” U.S. Navy solar researcher Karl Battams said in a Google+ hangout. Phil Plait, an astronomer who runs the “Bad Astronomy” blog, agreed, saying “I don’t think the comet made it.” Still, he said, it wouldn’t be all bad news if the 4.5-billion-year-old space rock broke up into pieces, because astronomers might be able to study them and learn more about comets. “This is a time capsule looking back at the birth of the solar system,” he said. The comet was two-thirds of a mile wide as it got within 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) of the sun, which in space terms basically means grazing it.

NASA solar physicist Alex Young said it would take a few hours to confirm ISON’s demise, but admitted things were not looking good. He said the comet had been expected to show up in images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft at around noon eastern time (1700 GMT), but almost four hours later there was “no sign of it whatsoever.” “Maybe over the last couple of days it’s been breaking up,” Young told The Associated Press. “The nucleus could have been gone a day or so ago.” Images from other spacecraft showed a light streak continuing past the sun, but Young said that was most likely a trail of dust continuing in the comet’s trajectory. “The comet itself is definitely

gone, but it looks like there is a trail of debris,” he said. Comet ISON was first spotted by a Russian telescope in September last year. Some sky gazers speculated early on that it might become the comet of the century because of its brightness, although expectations dimmed as it got closer to the sun. Made up of loosely packed ice and dirt, it was essentially a dirty snowball from the Oort cloud, an area of comets and debris on the fringes of the solar system. Two years ago, a smaller comet, Lovejoy, grazed the sun and survived, but fell apart a couple of days later. “That’s why we expected that maybe this one would make it because it was 10 times the size,” Young said.

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Sunday (Dec 1) was the commemoration of the World AIDS Day. The disease caused by the Human Immunology Virus was first found in Bali in 1987.

as housewives and children were also threatened to be infected by this virus. Based on data, the HIV began to be suffered by children in Bali. The amount from 1987 reached 297 patients with the age under 14 years old. In details, the case of HIV in children under one year was found 53 cases, age range of 1-4 years (207 cases) and 5-14 years (37 cases). Transmission of HIV in children was greater due to infection of parent affected by HIV. Different from adults, children infected by HIV were certainly unable to be treated without the consent of an adult. For Wangaya Hospital, according to a pediatrician, Putu Paramitha, children with HIV was found when getting medical treatment at Wangaya Hospital either through polyclinic or hospitalization. She added there were several symptoms observed by medical side in relation to the HIV-infected children. “There are symptoms such as the decrease in weight without apparent reasons, a mold in the mouth as well as frequent hospitalization due to tuberculosis. These are symptoms of children infected by HIV,” she said. HIV in children, added Paramitha, was divided into 4

stages with slightly different characteristics. For stage one, it was usually without symptoms, so children were rarely found to have been infected at this stage. For stage two, the common symptoms found were weight loss, recurrent respiratory infection (upper respiratory tract infection), viral infection or herpes zoster, injuries at lip corner, ulceration, redness on the skin or scaly skin infections as well as fungus on the nail. As for stage three, aside from undergoing weight loss for no reason, children also experienced chronic diarrhea so they got frequent hospitalization, persistent fever and fungus in the mouth and suffered pulmonary tuberculosis and anemia. “By all means, children with this symptoms are often getting hospitalization with the same illness namely diarrhea and pulmonary tuberculosis,” said Paramitha. Stage four was the heaviest infection symptoms arising in children. They would lose weight very extremely so they looked very thin, experienced severe pneumonia, decreased in consciousness and toxoplasmosis so then the consciousness diminished and got weight loss due to tuberculosis,

severe fungal infections, severe bacterial infections or sepsis even lung cancer (sarcoma). When finding more than one symptom as mentioned above, the medical officers would conduct a medical laboratory test. “But for laboratory test, the children and parent will be provided with counseling first,” said Paramitha. After getting approval, the laboratory test was then carried out. Generally, if children were infected by HIV, the parents and children were also examined. From all cases handled by Wangaya Hospital, added Paramitha, the parents of children were also positive to HIV. HIV treatment in children was similar to that of adults, namely by providing antiretroviral therapy or anti-retro viral (ARV) other than treating the symptomatic symptoms and improving nutrition. The administration of ARV was usually seen from the number of CD4 or immune cells becoming the target of virus attack. If the presence of CD4 cells had reached the threshold, then the ARV therapy would be given. So far, the Wangaya Hospital had handled 26 cases of HIV in children with an age range of 4 months to 11 years. (kmb24)


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Pipe broken off due to landslide

Joanyar residents face clean water crisis Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Residents of Joanyar village, Seririt subdistrict, are facing clean water crisis. It happened because the main pipe draining water to the village was broken off due to landslides during heavy rains two weeks ago. As a result, the residents were forced to queue at the artesian wells owned by Municipal Waterworks

(PDAM) at the junction of Joanyar village to get clean water. Residents took the clean water in turns

by using a jerrycan. Meanwhile, they could not fix the broken main pipe because the location was very steep so the repair required a very long time. Information from residents mentioned that all this time residents got clean water from the springs at Munduk Bestala. The water was drained through the main pipe

from the springs to Joanyar village whose distribution was managed by local village. About two weeks ago, it rained heavily that caused the pipe to get disconnected after a landslide. The main pipe indeed passed a hilly location and it was prone to landslides. One of the local residents, Nyoman Mudita, said that to overcome

the water crisis his party expected the PDAM could install water pipe at Joanyar village to be distributed to the residents’ home. Moreover, the artesian well of the PDAM Buleleng was indeed located at Joanyar village. “The artesian well is located at our village, why does our village not have clean water from the PDAM?” he questioned. (kmb15)

A clove thief arrested, two other culprits remain at large Bangli (Bali Post)—

The damage toilet in Astina Field, Gianyar

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Public toilets at Astina Square damaged before used Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Existence of public toilets in the Astina Square Gianyar remains to draw a question of the surrounding communities. People who often perform activities in the Astina Square still cannot use the toilet. It happens because the project has not been handed over by provincial government to Gianyar government after the completion. In reality, condition of the toilet is alarming before used. On Sunday (Dec 1), condition of the toilet was alarming, slouchy and could not be used. Actually, the water in the toilet had run smoothly. There were two units of public toilets in the Astina Square. One unit was placed in the southern side and another in the western side. The toilet building in the southern side

spread across the area of approximately 10 meters x 4 meters. It was intended for male and female visitors. They looked unkempt and lots of mud was strewn in the toilets so people were reluctant to use them. Meanwhile, the one on the western side had two toilet rooms. In the two toilet buildings, the wall was filled with paint graffiti, while the doors had no lock. The building was established a year ago where the construction project was worked on by Bali province in a series with the arrangement of Astina Square. Responding to such condition, Gianyar government could not do much. It happened because the toilet had not been handed over by provincial government. Even though there were janitors on duty at Astina Square, they just did cleanup

activities on the environment and existing landscaping garden around the square. Actually public absolutely needed the toilets. Moreover, the Astina Square often hosted various activities held by community and students to exercise. Since there had been no handover from provincial government, it could not be functioned. “When it has been handed over, of course the sanitation and maintenance will be carried out by county government,” said Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Ida Bagus Gaga Adi Saputra. Meanwhile, the community having activities in the Astina Square expected there would be security guard and cleaning service attendant taking care of the toilets. It did not matter if they should pay when using the toilet. (kmb16)

A clove thief from Pegayaman village, Sukasada, Buleleng, could be arrested by the ranks Bangli Police Criminal Detective, Sunday (Dec 1). Ma Alin, 19, was arrested after he was trying to escape with two other fellow thieves remaining under pursuit of police until Sunday afternoon. Aside from the culprit, police also secured the evidence in the form of 2 units of wrecked motorcycles as burned by mass and one unit of Honda Vario motorcycle belonging to the culprits. As information gathered, the arrest of Ma Alin was based on public suspicion against his movements along with two other fellow thieves who had been riding their motorcycle back and forth at Dausa village, Kintamani, Bangli. Being suspicious, around 02:00 a.m., local community then tried to stop the culprits in the middle of the road. However, before being asked by residents the three culprits even chose to flee and leave their motorcycles. As a result, the masses were getting more suspicious and annoyed with the behavior of the three culprits so they harmed the motorcycles by burning them. Chief of Criminal Detective Section of Bangli Police, Gusti Made Sudarma Putra, when asked for his confirmation told that after receiving the report his party shortly pursued the culprits. From the pursuit, police managed to arrest the culprit named Ma Alin. Meanwhile, two other culprits who later on were identified as Nuun, 20, and Muslin, 25, were still at large. “From the results of interrogation, the culprit confessed to steal cloves with his colleagues who escaped,” said Sudarma Putra. He added that until Sunday afternoon his party was still developing the case and hunting for the two culprits remaining at large. (ina)

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Thai PM says protesters’ demands unacceptable Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Thailand’s prime minister said Monday she is willing to do anything it takes to end violent protests against her government and restore peace, but cannot accept the opposition’s “unconstitutional” demand to hand power to an unelected council. Yingluck Shinawatra’s comments, broadcast in a televised news conference, were the clearest indication yet that negotiations are unlikely to solve the country’s increasingly violent political standoff. As Yingluck spoke from the country’s heavily fortified national police headquarters, stone-throwing protesters battled through clouds of police tear gas in a renewed attempt to seize her office, the Government House, and other key government buildings. As the day progressed, the protesters got hold of a garbage truck and a police truck, using them to break through parts of concrete barricades. The protests aimed at toppling Yingluck’s government have renewed fears of prolonged instability in one of Southeast Asia’s biggest economies and comes just ahead of the peak holiday tourist season. “If there’s anything I can do to bring peace back to the Thai people I am happy to do it,” Yingluck said, striking a conciliatory but firm tone. “The government is more than willing to have talks, but I myself cannot see a way out of this problem that is within the law and in the constitution.” Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, who

met with Yingluck on Sunday night, has said he will not be satisfied with Yingluck’s resignation or new elections. Instead, he wants an unelected “people’s council” to pick a new prime minister who would replace Yingluck, even though she was elected with an overwhelming majority. His demand has been criticized by many as undemocratic. “I don’t know how we can proceed” with Suthep’s demand, she said. “We don’t know how to make it happen. Right now we don’t see any way to resolve the problem under the constitution,” she said in the brief 12minute news conference. The protesters, who are mostly middleclass Bangkok supporters of the opposition Democrat Party, accuse Yingluck of being a proxy for her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. He was deposed in a 2006 military coup but remains central to Thailand’s political crisis, and is a focal point for the protester’s hatred. The protesters, who call themselves the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, say their goal is to uproot the political machine of Thaksin, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power.

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An Anti-government protester waves Thai National Flag under water cannon fired by police during a protest in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert Agence France Presse

Manila - About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said on Sunday. Officials in the province of Antique were visiting upland villages where people had fled overnight to convince them there was no danger and it was safe to return to their coastal homes, said Broderick Train, the civil defence chief for the province. “These are people who have been traumatised by their experience with Typhoon (Haiyan). When the false information began spreading yesterday they immediately fled,” he told AFP in a telephone interview. He said the provincial government was trying to convince them to return home as there had been no earthquake to trigger a tsunami. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it had not recorded any big earthquakes over the weekend and had not issued any tsunami alert. Train said officials had yet to find out who spread the false alert that triggered evacuations in the small coastal towns of Laua-an, Culasi, Sebaste, Barbaza, Tibiao and Pandan. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha “I would say there are about a thousand Typhoon Haiyan survivors collect food supplies that were dropped by a Philippine Air people who fled their homes overnight,” Train Forces helicopter in Barangay San Antonio, Basey Samar November 25, 2013.

said.Leck Benitez, spokesman for Antique’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told AFP it was likely criminals had spread the rumours by mobile telephone text messages. “When people leave their homes they become targets for breakins,” Benitez added. Benitez said the towns where evacuations were reported had been hard-hit by Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on November 8 with winds of up to 315 kilometres (195 miles) an hour. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the typhoon, along with tsunami-like storm surges that struck the central islands of Samar and Leyte, killed at least 5,632 people, with 1,759 others still missing. This made Haiyan the deadliest typhoon in Philippine history, and one of the worst natural disasters on record. Antique province accounted for 13 of those deaths, the council said in its latest tally. The typhoon and the storm surges wrecked more than 1.1 million homes, and left more than four million people needing emergency assistance. The Philippine government said Saturday rebuilding areas devastated by Haiyan would take up to five years and cost more than $2 billion.


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Fallen tree causes congestion on Jalan Raya Kapal

BUSINESS Abbott says no ‘talkfest’ at G20 under Australia

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MANGUPURA - A large shade tree on Jalan Raya Kapal collapsed on Sunday (Dec 1). As a result, the fallen tree located near the Badung Hospital caused traffic congestion. According to one of the residents, the fallen tree of about 25 years old occurred around 9:30 a.m. No one had estimated if the hibiscus tree as high as 15 meters would fall considering there was no wind or rain. “At that time, the road was quite crowded. Luckily, no vehicles or people were toppled over by the fallen tree,” the man said. The officers of the Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) assisted by local residents could immediately clean up the scene so that congestion did not last long. According to an officer of the DKP Badung, Gusti Ngurah Karmawan, the shade tree toppled due to age. Such incident was quite alarming especially the weather condition was dominated by rain. Meanwhile, the Head of Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Putu Eka Merthawan, when asked for his confirmation separately expressed that his party would cut the shade trees, especially the old trees. It was intended to anticipate the recurrence. Regarding the fallen tree, Eka Merthawan mentioned it was not a tree belonging to the DKP Badung but to local resident. His party had asked for permission to resident to cut the tree, but it was rejected by the owner. “For anticipation in the future, we will not discriminate. Although the tree belongs to residents, IBP/Dedy A large shade tree on Jalan Raya Kapal collapsed on Sunday (Dec 1). As a result, the fallen tree located near the Badung we will keep on trimming it so as not to endanger the Hospital caused traffic congestion. road users,” he said. (kmb25)

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SYDNEY - Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged Monday that the G20 under Australian leadership will be focused on boosting economic growth and said he is determined the grouping will not be a “talkfest”. Australia took over the chairmanship of the group that brings together the world’s top economies on Sunday and stages the annual summit in Brisbane next November. “I am determined the G20 won’t be a talkfest,” Abbott wrote in The Australian newspaper. “It must be practical and focused. “Our actions in Brisbane will be focused on removing the international impediments to trade, jobs and growth and identifying real solutions to issues such as lifting workforce participation rates and funding infrastructure.” The straight-talking prime minister pointed out that Australia, the 12th largest economy in the world, “is currently in its 22nd consecutive year of growth”. Abbott outlined his government’s effort to fast-track free trade agreements with South Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia and India to help spur growth. “A stronger world economy means more jobs, more confidence and more tax revenue that can be used to pay down debt,” he said. “This is what we must work towards. The G20 demonstrated its dynamism and strength during the GFC (global financial crisis). The challenge is to be relevant when there is no immediate crisis to deal with.” He said one area of focus would be infrastructure. “The world needs more infrastructure investment because building infrastructure drives growth and makes economies more productive in the longer term,” he said. “We need to encourage greater private-sector involvement and help capital markets better channel global savings to productive investments.” In the run-up to the G20 summit, Australia hosts meetings of the forum’s finance ministers and central bank chiefs in Sydney in February and in Cairns in September.

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A cyclist and a tricycle are reflected on a puddle as they ride past a newly built residential apartment buildings in Xi’an, in central China’s Shaanxi province Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. China has fallen off the top of a list of Japan Inc’s favoured investment destinations for the first time in more than two decades because of higher labour costs and bilateral tensions, a survey said.

China losing lustre for Japanese companies: survey Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - China has fallen off the top of a list of Japan Inc’s favoured investment destinations for the first time in more than two decades because of higher labour costs and bilateral tensions, a survey said. Indonesia took the top spot, up from third place on support from sectors ranging from automobiles to electronics, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) said. China tumbled to fourth after 21 years of being named as the most promising destination for overseas expansion, the governmental bank said in its annual survey released Friday. The bank asked companies already operating overseas to choose up to five promising nations and regions for their business in the next three years. Of the nearly 500 companies that answered, 44.9 percent said Indonesia was a good place

to do business while China saw its popularity dive to a lowest-ever 37.5 percent from 62.1 percent. Among companies that dropped China from their list this year, more than four in 10 said rising labour costs and difficulty in hiring enough workers were a concern. Other concerns cited were a slowdown in the Chinese economy, intensifying competition with rivals and bilateral political relations, with Japan and China embroiled in a bitter territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea. Tokyo’s nationalisation of part of the chain last year triggered huge anti-Japanese demonstrations and boycotts of Japanese products

in China. The JBIC survey showed India maintained its second slot although it was cited by just 43.6 percent of firms, down from 56.4 percent, due partly to rising labour costs and poor infrastructure. Thailand came third, up from fourth last year. The poll was taken before ongoing opposition demonstrations began in Thailand. Nine of the top 20 slots were held by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “Japanese companies have utilised ASEAN countries as production bases for a very long time. They now recognise these countries are very promising markets as well,” said Shinji Ayuha at the JBIC research division. “The ranking shows re-evaluation of ASEAN,” he told public broadcaster NHK. Others in the top 20 included Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Russia.

Many levies of Kintamani tourism alleged to leak

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BANGLI - A lot of tourism levies of Kintamani are alleged to have leaked. The leakage seemed to occur due to conspiracy of a number of local collecting officers who wanted to seek personal gains. As mode of their fraud, the admission tickets given by the officers were sometimes inappropriate with the amount paid by travelers. Besides, tour guides escorting a group of guests in a vehicle were only given one or two admission tickets. As expressed by one of the tour guides named Bagus Resna, Sunday (Dec 1), some time ago he brought some travelers in a vehicle. However, the ticket issued was not appropriate with the number of travelers in the vehicle. Meanwhile, the payment had complied with the number of travelers he escorted. Not to mention, when paying the ticket, another individual officer, he said, also asked for additional levy of IDR 5,000, mentioned as a complementary fee. Similar condition was also revealed by another tour guide, Jro

Saba. Aside from discrepancies on the number of tickets with the travelers, sometimes the tickets issued were not suitable with the type of visitors. For example, foreign travelers that should get special ticket for foreign travelers were sometimes given tickets intended for domestic travelers. In terms of price, the ticket for foreign travelers was obviously more expensive than that for domestic travelers. The price difference was often utilized by dishonest individual officers to reap personal benefits. In addition, statistically, such condition could also lead to reduction in the number of tourist arrival in Kintamani. Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, Made Sudiasa, also getting involved in tourism sector, admitted the existence of such poor condition. According to him, indication on the leakage of regionally generated revenue from tourism sector in Kintamani was inseparable from the weak control made by local government and the matter of human resources all this time. Although the government had removed the levy post, the levy

implementation to date had not been able to run optimally. “In the past, a change has been made by removing the location of levy collection to north of Kayuamba. Unfortunately, it could not have been maximized. Well, it remains to have something to do with the weak human resources,” he said. According to Sudiasa, to prevent the increasing leakage, the government needed to monitor including making a change to a more professional management system. “The matter of officers on duty to collect the levies, the government needs to provide guidance and oversight continuously and more seriously. Most importantly, the government must make an evaluation against the existing human resources. All this time, the government is still reluctant to assign permanent officers to collect levies,” said Sudiasa. Bangli government, added Sudiasa, could imitate the application of levy collection made by Surabaya government. In Surabaya Botanical Garden, for example, every traveler paying a levy was given a bracelet as a pass. “It requires a control by

the government. The system also needs changing. If the government wants, it can exemplify the management implemented in Surabaya, to be applied in the area of Kin-

tamani,” he added. Thus, it would be able to know with certainty the number of incoming visitors aside from minimizing the occurrence of leaks. (ina)

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A lot of tourism levies of Kintamani are alleged to have leaked. The leakage seemed to occur due to conspiracy of a number of local collecting officers who wanted to seek personal gains.


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A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts check out water storage tanks at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima prefecture November 27, 2013, in this handout photo taken and released by IAEA.

Operator of Japan’s Fukushima plant wins rare praise, hurdles remain Reuters

TOKYO- The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant won rare praise from monitors on Monday for its efforts to decommission the site, but the specialists also said the company still faced steep challenges, particularly in managing contaminated water. A huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 triggered three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, and exposed a lack of preparation by Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco. The company has floundered for much of the last 2-1/2 years in dealing with several problems at the site, including a series of leaks of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. But it has proceeded with initial decommissioning steps, including the tricky removal of spent fuel rod assemblies from a badly damaged reactor building. The entire process is likely to take decades and costs ten of billions of dollars. “It’s nice to see the good progress Tepco has made in the last several months,” Dale Klein, a former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told a meeting of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee. “There’s obviously a lot more work to be done, but it’s very positive progress....Spent fuel movement at (reactor) No. 4 went very well. You have demonstrated a very positive approach to safety culture.” But Klein added: “You’ve also made good progress in water manage-

ment. But again water will continue to be a challenge at the Fukushima site.” The Monitoring Committee, which includes four members from outside Tepco, was set up in September 2012 in response to calls for independent experts to monitor pledges to raise standards of safety culture. It held its fifth meeting on Monday. Barbara Judge, a British-based nuclear expert, also pointed to “extremely good progress” by the company. “...But nuclear safety is a long proposition. And it’s only beginning,” she said. “I’m disappointed that it’s not going as fast as we would have liked it to. There is still reluctance by some of the members to ask the hard questions.” The plant is located 220 km (130 miles) northeast of Tokyo. BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS

Judge praised improvements in working conditions for those overseeing the clean up and decommissioning process, saying the efforts would make “working at Fukushima easier for them and better for the company and better for the country”.

Tepco last month began the delicate task of removing more than 1,500 brittle and potentially damaged assemblies from unstable reactor No. 4, its first steps to decommissioning the station after bringing the melted reactors under control. By Monday, the Tepco website said it had removed 44 fuel assemblies, including 22 irradiated used rods. Klein said so far the removal has gone “very well,” adding that “the most important thing is that the cores are cooled and the spent nuclear fuel is cool”. Tepco estimates that removing all the rods from the reactor will take a year, although some experts say that is an ambitious target. But Tepco’s difficulties have focused on radioactive water leaks and in July it first acknowledged, after months of denial, that the water had spilled into the Pacific. Its management of water leaks has improved since the government said in September it was stepping into oversee the process. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. watchdog for nuclear power, is currently undertaking an inspection of the Fukushima site after issuing rare criticism of Tepco during a visit earlier in the year.

NEW YORK -- Metro-North officials say the locomotive of the commuter train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, has been righted. Spokesman Aaron Donovan says cranes re-railed the engine at 4:20 a.m. Monday. Two cranes are in place to lift the rest of the derailed cars pending approval from the National Transportation and Safety Board. Donovan says about 150 people were on board when the train derailed Sunday morning while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx. More than 60 were injured. Donovan says all passengers have been accounted for. The accident occurred on the Hudson line, which carries 26,000 weekday riders. Federal authorities are embarking on an exhaustive investigation into what caused the derailment.

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Mother on crashed plane led searchers to wreckage Associated Press Writer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A mother on board a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska made a frantic phone call for help resuscitating her 5-month-old baby, then left the fatally injured boy to lead searchers hampered by cold and fog to the crash site. Melanie Coffee, 25, of Mountain Village walked nearly a mile toward lights in the village of Saint Marys to meet rescuers Friday night. “I believe she’s the real hero in this,” said Saint Marys Village Police Officer Fred Lamont Jr., one of the dozens from his community and surrounding villages who responded to the crash that killed four and injured six. The Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 turboprop left Bethel at 5:40 p.m. on a scheduled flight for Mountain Village and eventually Saint Marys. Saint Marys, like scores of other Alaska villages, is off the state road system. People routinely use small aircraft to reach regional hubs where they can catch another plane to complete trips to Anchorage or other cities. Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, said the airplane would have been flying in freezing rain with a mile of visibility and a 300-foot ceiling. Lamont described conditions as ice fog with moisture that stuck to vehicles. The airplane never reached Mountain Village. It crashed around 6:30 p.m. four miles from Saint Marys, said Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska. Pilot Terry Hansen, 68, passengers Rose Polty, 57, Richard Polty, 65, and the infant, Wyatt Coffee, died in the crash. The survivors included Melanie Coffee, Pauline Johnson, 37, Kylan Johnson, 14, Tanya Lawrence, 35, Garrett Moses, 30, and Shannon Lawrence. All were seriously injured and four were in critical condition, Lamont said. All but Hansen and Shannon Lawrence are from Mountain Village, troopers said. Hansen was from Bethel, according to troopers. Information wasn’t available about where Lawrence lived. Lamont, the village police officer, is also trained as a health aide and was working with an ambulance driver Friday. At about 7 p.m., he said, Melanie Coffee called another on-duty health aide to say the airplane had crashed and she needed assistance. “She was trying to do CPR to her newborn baby,” Lamont said. “She called for help.” Lamont and the driver headed out in the ambulance to look for the crash. Other health officials put out the call for responders. Two state troopers assigned to the community joined the effort. People from Mountain Village and Pitka’s Point, which are connected to Saint Marys by local roads, helped search by car and snowmobile. “Whoever had a vehicle was out there looking,” Lamont said Fog hampered the search and responders could not immediately locate the crash site despite speaking to the injured. “We had no clue,” Lamont said. Coffee, who suffered chest trauma, tried whistling to alert searchers, Lamont said. She considered starting a fire to get their attention but eventually decided to start walking toward village lights. A GCI communications tower with a red strobe led her three-quarters of a mile to the village landfill. “That’s where everyone found her,” Lamont said.

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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik on Monday as a witness in a bribery case involving the former Chief of Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory special task force Rudi Rubiandini.

KPK questions Energy Minister as witness on bribery case Antara

JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik on Monday as a witness in a bribery case involving the former Chief of Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory special task force Rudi Rubiandini. Minister Jero Wacik arrived at the KPK building at 10:10 a.m. and headed straight inside. Apart from summoning Minister Jero, KPK officials also questioned the Secretary General of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Waryono Karyo. The KPK has named former Chief of Special Task Forces for the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory (SKK Migas) Rudi Rubiandini as a suspect in the money laundering case. “After conducting an investigation, we also found evidence of money laundering having been conducted by suspect Rudi Rubi-

andini,” KPKs spokesman Johan Budi revealed. In doing so, Rudi has allegedly violated Regulation Number 8/2010 related to money laundering. He was also named as a suspect in a corruption case on Aug. 14 after being caught red handed for receiving a bribe worth US$ 200,000 from the commissioner of PT Kernel Indonesia Simon Tanjaya. The bribe had been delivered via Rudi’s golf coach Deviardi the night before. Earlier, KPK officials had seized some of Rudi¿s assets, namely a house in Menteng Dalam (South Jakarta), a house

in Bandung city (West Java province), cash worth 127,000 Singapore dollars, US$90,000, a luxurious BMW motorcycle, US$350,000 in a Bank Mandiri deposit box and 180 grams of gold from Rudi’s deposit box at his office in the SKK Migas building. During a recent court session, Rudi had admitted that he received US$300,000 in bribe money from Simon Tandjaya via Rudi’s golf coach Deviardi. “I received US$300,000, of which US$200,000 was given to some parliament members of Commission VII,” Rudi had said.

JAKARTA - Air transportation is a major support for development in Papua where nearly 80 percent is mountainous land, with an average altitude of 500 to over five thousand meters above sea level, an air-transportation businessman said. “Air transport is the backbone of development in Papua in terms of the mobilization of goods and people,” stated Satya Graha Utama, President-Director, PT Unitrade Persada Nusantara, one of the companies in Papua dealing with air transportation, here, on Sunday. He noted that Papua’s geography made access quite difficult, especially in mountainous areas, making air transportation the only option for the government and society for the development of Indonesia¿s easternmost provinces. “This situation slows down the development of other infrastructure and has thus become a matter of concern for the national and local governments,” said Satya. According to him, government programs that make Papua a corridor of economic development in the sectors of foods, fisheries, energy and mining must be accompanied by a national road map for the mobilization of logistical and human resources. “The government¿s development programs are expected to add to the welfare (of the economy) at the local level. So there must be a ‘road map’ to get the supply of components for development to the destination in Papua,” remarked Satya. He added that the road map is related to the number and type of aircraft and requires qualified human resources to support the air transportation activities and who understand Papua, especially in terms of its geography, which is different from other parts of Indonesia. The specialty is not only necessary because it is located in the easternmost province of Indonesia, which is the largest in the country at 317,061 square kilometres, or 19.33 percent of the total area of Indonesia, but also due to its elevation of five thousand to eight thousand meters above sea level. “Therefore, pilots must have the skill to fly a plane in such areas or over a ‘flying mountain’ where the weather affects flying patterns and techniques,” added Satya. The type of aircraft flown over such a landscape is a helicopter with special specifications. In addition, the government should also give priority to strengthening and developing airstrip infrastructure in some areas of Papua, which has become a hub for air transportation. Satya explained that the current logistical centre or point on the mountainous region of Papua covering several districts such as Puncak, Puncak Jaya, Pegunungan Bintang, Yahukimo, Intan Jaya and Tolikara are located in the Wamena and Jayawijaya districts. “Of course the hub (center) of logistics in Wamena is not enough to support the movement of goods and people in the mountainous areas in addition to the new districts that require strong support from the infrastructure, especially in the air transportation sector,” he explained. He pointed out several areas in Papua such as Nabire that could be a logistics hub in the transportation sector in the western and central areas, while Pegunungan Bintang could be developed to support the southern part of Papua, covering the districts of Mapi, Boven Digoel and Asmat.


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Pacers 16-1 after 105-100 win over Clippers

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LOS ANGELES — David West scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Paul George had 27 points as the league-leading Indiana Pacers improved their best start in club history to 16 wins from 17 games with a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

Batuan, a cultural tourism village in Gianyar IBP

GIANYAR - Batuan Village is indeed worth to get a nickname as cultural tourism village. Apart from having pristine and beautiful nature, the village also holds ‘gold and pearl’ becoming the pride of people of Bali, Indonesia and even the world. The village has resources of traditional arts still inherited up to these days. As consequence, more and more artists, researchers as well as foreign tourists make a visit to the village one after another. This village belongs to the terri-

tory of Sukawati Subdistrict, Gianyar Regency. It is very close to the Sukawati Art Market or about 8 km east of Denpasar. In the art realm, this village gives birth to the most reliable and natural artists, ranging from gamelan players, sculptor, mask artists, dancers, painters and literati. The prominent arts are the Batuan painting style and Gambuh dance drama that still have a generation to date. Each artist of the Batuan Village has a different character and style. For example, the late Nyoman Kakul, (late) Anak Agung Raka

Aji and (late) I Nyoman Antat were very qualified gambuh artists. Meanwhile, Dewa Putu Kebes was a famous mask and sculptor. He created the mystical celuluk mask whose lower jaw can be moved. It is said he created the mask as inspired by his activity when peeping at crickets. Without being realized, an appearance of leak magic creature in the form celuluk occurred before him. From there, he then created its mask and now has become one of the favorite collections of tourists. Meanwhile, almost the entire

residents of Puaya Hamlet are carving artists commonly making clothes for Balinese dance, Barong, Rangda, and shadow puppets. It is different from the late I Nyoman Ngendon who created a lot of Batuan style painting. He was not only able to produce the works of art. As a veteran, Ngendon could also successfully give birth to a new generation. Among them, there are the late I Made Jata and I Made Budi now becoming a source of inspiration for the young artists in working on their beautiful paintings, especially of Batuan style.

These artists are also often asked as a resource person for various art books published overseas. More than that, Batuan Village also has a variety of traditional gamelan sets. Even, almost every hamlet at the village has it. Other than actively developing the arts at each hamlet, the village also has some art studios either of gamelan music, dance or painting. These arts are actively delivered to young generation. Among them, there are the Budasanthi, Kakul Mas, Tri Pusaka and Danaswara.

Roy Hibbert added 19 points to the Pacers’ seventh straight win. Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds — equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan’s total. Miami’s Chris Bosh scored 13 straight points in the final minutes, including a trio of 3-pointers that capped a late rally, as the Heat found a way to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and extend their winning streak to 10 games. Bosh’s three 3s came in a 79second span, the last of them putting Miami up 93-91 with 1:20 left. LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points, Bosh finished with 22, Dwyane Wade scored 17 and Mario Chalmers added 12 for Miami, which has beaten the Bobcats 14 straight times. Kemba Walker scored 27 points for the Bobcats, who had led the entire second half until Bosh’s barrage.

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant recorded his first triple-double of the season with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists as the Thunder rallied for yet another fourthquarter win, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-103. Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to seven games, tops in the Western Conference, and moved to 9-0 on the season at home. It’s the franchise’s longest home winning streak to open a season since the 2004-05 campaign, when the team played in Seattle. Kevin Martin, in his return to Oklahoma City after joining Minnesota during the offseason, led the Timberwolves with 24 points, while Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 10 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to a broken left hand to beat the New York Knicks 104-99 after Ryan Anderson made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points. Tyreke Evans

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Indiana Pacers forward David West, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles.

added 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Pelicans sent the Knicks to their ninth straight loss overall and seventh in a row at home.

Davis had seven points and four rebounds in the first quarter before leaving with what the Pelicans said was a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. The team said a

timetable for his return has not been determined. Carmelo Anthony finished with 23 points and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 for the Knicks.

Vettel: 2014 Formula 1 rules mustn’t remove thrill factor

Sebastian Vettel hopes that Formula 1 does not lose any of its thrill factor next season when it switches to turbo V6 engines.

Ahead of perhaps the most radical rule change in F1 history, there have been concerns that the new smaller power-units coming for

2014 may not be as loud or as exciting to drive as the current V8s. Vettel has echoed those worries and is keeping his fingers crossed

REUTERS/Nelson Almeida/Pool

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany is attended to by his crew during a pit stop during the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo November 24, 2013.

that the intensity of F1 remains intact for both fans and drivers. “I am a bit sad because my first test in F1 was in a V10,” said Vettel, speaking on stage at the AUTOSPORT Awards, where he won the International Racing Driver accolade for a fourth straight year. “I remember that test, and then we went to a V8 a year afterwards. When I had my second go in an F1 car I could tell the difference. “I just hope that we are not going down from a power point of view. We will lose the revs which I think is a shame - because it is a new direction that we go into and a new technology. “I also still remember the first time I went to see F1 was in 1992, it was raining and only free practice in Hockenheim. The cars were only coming out for installation laps, and just to hear the sound of the car coming around, to feel it in the ground; they are the first memories I have. “I just hope in the future we will not lose this excitement. I think the cars need to smell, the cars need to be loud, it needs to give you

something that you don’t forget.” F1 teams are heading into uncharted territory with the new regulations, and Vettel admits that he can make no predictions about how he and Red Bull will fare next year. “I think it is very difficult to know,” he said. “Every team and every engine manufacturer probably has an idea of how it should turn out, but it is a surprise at this stage. “Next year getting the cars on the track for the first time will be very interesting and then we see how many engines blow up or not.” The maiden F1 test in a V10 car Vettel reminisced about at the AUTOSPORT Awards came in a BMW-powered Williams in September 2005. The outing was a reward for his utter domination of the previous year’s German Formula BMW championship. The then-18-year-old’s running was delayed after Nico Rosberg - then Williams’s test driver - had an engine failure in the car in the morning. But Vettel still managed 25 laps, ending up 3.4 seconds off the pace of race driver Mark Webber.


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Sp rt Paris Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden, center, heads the ball as Lyon’s goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre, left, and Samuel Um Titti look on during their French League One soccer match, Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, in Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France.

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Barca need quick answers after second straight loss Reuters

MADRID - Barcelona’s 2-1 loss at Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League last week was down to a lack of intensity while Sunday’s 1-0 reverse at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga exposed their relative physical frailty. Those were two of the explanations coach Gerardo Martino and the players offered after the Spanish champions suffered their first two defeats of the season during a miserable week that saw them surrender their three-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of the La Liga. Argentine Martino, in his first campaign in charge since taking over from Tito Vilanova, will need to quickly identify and fix whatever it is that is ailing his side or risk missing out on major silverware for the first time since the 2007-08 season. Barca are through to the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition and can secure top spot in Group H if they avoid defeat at home to

Celtic on Dec. 11. They also remain top of the domestic league on goal difference but there is a sense that when the season reaches its climax around April the flaws that were evident over the past week will be even more cruelly exposed. On current form, a disaster similar to the 7-0 aggregate drubbing they received at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals last term would not be a major surprise. Barca do have a number of key players sidelined by injury, including goalkeeper Victor Valdes and World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, who is not due back until the middle of next month. But with players of the calibre of Neymar, who fluffed a number of chances on Sunday, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez, Barca should be winning games against sides like fifth-placed Bilbao comfortably, at the very least avoiding defeat. Midfielder Sergio Busquets

AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

Barcelona’s Neymar da Silva of Brazil, lies on the pitch during their Spanish League soccer match against Athletic Bilbao, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. F.C. Barcelona lost the match 1-0. conceded that Bilbao had been more effective at closing the Barca players down in their own half at the San Mames. “They are generally stronger than us, we are not a team like Athletic for example with all the players pressuring up the pitch,” the Spain

international added. “We have a number of players out injured and there is no need for alarm.” Martino also called for calm and said there had been nothing in Barca’s performance that was a particular cause for concern. “There is cause for concern when

the team does not know what to do and I did not see any evidence of that,” he told a news conference. Barca’s next outing is a King’s Cup last 32, first leg at third-tier Cartagena on Friday before they host Celtic at the Nou Camp the following Wednesday.

Mastermind Mourinho digs Chelsea out of a hole

PSG routs Lyon 4-0 to keep 4-point lead in France

AP Photo/Jacques Brinon

Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain restored its four-point lead over Lille at the top of the French league by outclassing Lyon 4-0 Sunday. Edinson Cavani opened the scoring by heading home a corner from Lucas Moura in the 36th minute before Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in the 41st. Thiago Silva added a third goal from close range in the 60th and Ibrahimovic sealed the win from the penalty spot in the 83rd. Ibrahimovic is now the top scorer in the league with 11 goals, one more than Cavani, as PSG stretched its unbeaten run to 36 games in all competitions. “It’s a great victory for PSG,” Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said, “because it shows that they

find the solution when tactical plans are changed.” Lyon dropped to the middle of the table, 18 points behind PSG. Lyon nearly took the lead in the 27th when Alexandre Lacazette rolled away from Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti and dribbled past Gregory Van der Wiel to fire a powerful strike that rattled the bar. Lyon coach Remi Garde used a 5-4-1 formation to prevent the

defending champion from developing plays. That tactical ploy worked for half an hour until PSG coach Laurent Blanc adjusted by shifting playmaker Javier Pastore from the midfield to the left wing and moving Cavani up front from the left wing. “By playing Cavani and Ibrahimovic up front, it allowed us to have more players on the width of the pitch and to deprive Lyon of the

space it could easily find,” Blanc said. Cavani fed Pastore in the 32nd but the Argentine midfielder took too much time to shoot and had his close-range effort blocked by Lyon defender Bakary Kone. Lyon goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre kept frustrating PSG by turning an attempt from Ibrahimovic around the post in the 35th. But Cavani finally put PSG ahead from the following corner by making a run at the near post for a downward header. The Uruguay striker initiated the second goal in the 40th by collecting a through ball from Pastore before Vercoutre brought him down inside the area. Ibrahimovic scored

from the penalty spot with an audacious chip. PSG’s dominant performance continued in the second half. Silva’s header from a corner was blocked by Lyon midfielder Gueida Fofana, but the PSG captain pounced on the rebound to shoot past Vercoutre. Ibrahimovic and Cavani showed signs of an improved understanding on the field in the 65th. The Sweden striker made a cross for Cavani, whose header looped over the bar. Ibrahimovic made it worse for the visitors in the 81st, taking a pass from Lucas before getting tripped by Lyon center back Samuel Umtiti. He sent Vercoutre the wrong way to score the subsequent penalty.

Reuters

LONDON - Jose Mourinho again showed his tactical acumen could play a pivotal role in deciding the destiny of the Premier League title when his halftime formation switch prompted a stirring Chelsea comeback against Southampton. The lively Saints silenced the Stamford Bridge crowd on Sunday when Jay Rodriguez pounced on a dreadful blunder by Michael Essien to put his side in front after just 13 seconds. Southampton’s energetic young team harassed and harried Chelsea at every turn and continued to look menacing in attack in a first-half show that proved their excellent start to the season was no fluke. Mourinho has never been slow in coming forward when things are not working and two alterations on Sunday galvanised the Londoners into action. The Portuguese replaced the injured Oscar with Frank Lampard in the 42nd minute and brought on Demba Ba at halftime to join Fernando Torres in attack AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, front centre, controls the ball during an English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at the Stamford bridge ground in London, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1.

as he switched from a 4-2-3-1 system to 4-4-2. “The early goal was like a knife in my back, we weren’t ready for that and by surprise we were losing 1-0,” Mourinho told reporters after Chelsea rallied to win 3-1. “When I had to change Oscar it looked defensive because we replaced him with Lampard but it was to prepare for the second half. “I had to take Essien off and play with two strikers as he had a yellow card in a crucial area of the pitch,” said Mourinho who was renowned for his astute tactical changes when he led Chelsea to successive league titles in 2005 and 2006. “We went to 4-4-2 and gave Southampton a different game, a game they didn’t expect, and it was difficult for them to cope.” Mourinho said he had been less than satisfied with Chelsea in the first half. “We were losing and not producing enough so I wanted to give the opponent a new problem,” said the self-styled ‘Special One’ after his side climbed to second in the table, four points behind leaders Arsenal. “Southampton like to play out from the back but they stopped building from long which allowed us to play in their half and to start creating chances,” added Mourinho. “You can say our first two goals were from set pieces but they arrive and accumulate because we were so dominant.”


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Sp rt Paris Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden, center, heads the ball as Lyon’s goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre, left, and Samuel Um Titti look on during their French League One soccer match, Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, in Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France.

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Barca need quick answers after second straight loss Reuters

MADRID - Barcelona’s 2-1 loss at Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League last week was down to a lack of intensity while Sunday’s 1-0 reverse at Athletic Bilbao in La Liga exposed their relative physical frailty. Those were two of the explanations coach Gerardo Martino and the players offered after the Spanish champions suffered their first two defeats of the season during a miserable week that saw them surrender their three-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of the La Liga. Argentine Martino, in his first campaign in charge since taking over from Tito Vilanova, will need to quickly identify and fix whatever it is that is ailing his side or risk missing out on major silverware for the first time since the 2007-08 season. Barca are through to the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition and can secure top spot in Group H if they avoid defeat at home to

Celtic on Dec. 11. They also remain top of the domestic league on goal difference but there is a sense that when the season reaches its climax around April the flaws that were evident over the past week will be even more cruelly exposed. On current form, a disaster similar to the 7-0 aggregate drubbing they received at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals last term would not be a major surprise. Barca do have a number of key players sidelined by injury, including goalkeeper Victor Valdes and World Player of the Year Lionel Messi, who is not due back until the middle of next month. But with players of the calibre of Neymar, who fluffed a number of chances on Sunday, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez, Barca should be winning games against sides like fifth-placed Bilbao comfortably, at the very least avoiding defeat. Midfielder Sergio Busquets

AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

Barcelona’s Neymar da Silva of Brazil, lies on the pitch during their Spanish League soccer match against Athletic Bilbao, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. F.C. Barcelona lost the match 1-0. conceded that Bilbao had been more effective at closing the Barca players down in their own half at the San Mames. “They are generally stronger than us, we are not a team like Athletic for example with all the players pressuring up the pitch,” the Spain

international added. “We have a number of players out injured and there is no need for alarm.” Martino also called for calm and said there had been nothing in Barca’s performance that was a particular cause for concern. “There is cause for concern when

the team does not know what to do and I did not see any evidence of that,” he told a news conference. Barca’s next outing is a King’s Cup last 32, first leg at third-tier Cartagena on Friday before they host Celtic at the Nou Camp the following Wednesday.

Mastermind Mourinho digs Chelsea out of a hole

PSG routs Lyon 4-0 to keep 4-point lead in France

AP Photo/Jacques Brinon

Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain restored its four-point lead over Lille at the top of the French league by outclassing Lyon 4-0 Sunday. Edinson Cavani opened the scoring by heading home a corner from Lucas Moura in the 36th minute before Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in the 41st. Thiago Silva added a third goal from close range in the 60th and Ibrahimovic sealed the win from the penalty spot in the 83rd. Ibrahimovic is now the top scorer in the league with 11 goals, one more than Cavani, as PSG stretched its unbeaten run to 36 games in all competitions. “It’s a great victory for PSG,” Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said, “because it shows that they

find the solution when tactical plans are changed.” Lyon dropped to the middle of the table, 18 points behind PSG. Lyon nearly took the lead in the 27th when Alexandre Lacazette rolled away from Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti and dribbled past Gregory Van der Wiel to fire a powerful strike that rattled the bar. Lyon coach Remi Garde used a 5-4-1 formation to prevent the

defending champion from developing plays. That tactical ploy worked for half an hour until PSG coach Laurent Blanc adjusted by shifting playmaker Javier Pastore from the midfield to the left wing and moving Cavani up front from the left wing. “By playing Cavani and Ibrahimovic up front, it allowed us to have more players on the width of the pitch and to deprive Lyon of the

space it could easily find,” Blanc said. Cavani fed Pastore in the 32nd but the Argentine midfielder took too much time to shoot and had his close-range effort blocked by Lyon defender Bakary Kone. Lyon goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre kept frustrating PSG by turning an attempt from Ibrahimovic around the post in the 35th. But Cavani finally put PSG ahead from the following corner by making a run at the near post for a downward header. The Uruguay striker initiated the second goal in the 40th by collecting a through ball from Pastore before Vercoutre brought him down inside the area. Ibrahimovic scored

from the penalty spot with an audacious chip. PSG’s dominant performance continued in the second half. Silva’s header from a corner was blocked by Lyon midfielder Gueida Fofana, but the PSG captain pounced on the rebound to shoot past Vercoutre. Ibrahimovic and Cavani showed signs of an improved understanding on the field in the 65th. The Sweden striker made a cross for Cavani, whose header looped over the bar. Ibrahimovic made it worse for the visitors in the 81st, taking a pass from Lucas before getting tripped by Lyon center back Samuel Umtiti. He sent Vercoutre the wrong way to score the subsequent penalty.

Reuters

LONDON - Jose Mourinho again showed his tactical acumen could play a pivotal role in deciding the destiny of the Premier League title when his halftime formation switch prompted a stirring Chelsea comeback against Southampton. The lively Saints silenced the Stamford Bridge crowd on Sunday when Jay Rodriguez pounced on a dreadful blunder by Michael Essien to put his side in front after just 13 seconds. Southampton’s energetic young team harassed and harried Chelsea at every turn and continued to look menacing in attack in a first-half show that proved their excellent start to the season was no fluke. Mourinho has never been slow in coming forward when things are not working and two alterations on Sunday galvanised the Londoners into action. The Portuguese replaced the injured Oscar with Frank Lampard in the 42nd minute and brought on Demba Ba at halftime to join Fernando Torres in attack AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Chelsea’s Fernando Torres, front centre, controls the ball during an English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at the Stamford bridge ground in London, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Chelsea won the match 3-1.

as he switched from a 4-2-3-1 system to 4-4-2. “The early goal was like a knife in my back, we weren’t ready for that and by surprise we were losing 1-0,” Mourinho told reporters after Chelsea rallied to win 3-1. “When I had to change Oscar it looked defensive because we replaced him with Lampard but it was to prepare for the second half. “I had to take Essien off and play with two strikers as he had a yellow card in a crucial area of the pitch,” said Mourinho who was renowned for his astute tactical changes when he led Chelsea to successive league titles in 2005 and 2006. “We went to 4-4-2 and gave Southampton a different game, a game they didn’t expect, and it was difficult for them to cope.” Mourinho said he had been less than satisfied with Chelsea in the first half. “We were losing and not producing enough so I wanted to give the opponent a new problem,” said the self-styled ‘Special One’ after his side climbed to second in the table, four points behind leaders Arsenal. “Southampton like to play out from the back but they stopped building from long which allowed us to play in their half and to start creating chances,” added Mourinho. “You can say our first two goals were from set pieces but they arrive and accumulate because we were so dominant.”


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Pacers 16-1 after 105-100 win over Clippers

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LOS ANGELES — David West scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Paul George had 27 points as the league-leading Indiana Pacers improved their best start in club history to 16 wins from 17 games with a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

Batuan, a cultural tourism village in Gianyar IBP

GIANYAR - Batuan Village is indeed worth to get a nickname as cultural tourism village. Apart from having pristine and beautiful nature, the village also holds ‘gold and pearl’ becoming the pride of people of Bali, Indonesia and even the world. The village has resources of traditional arts still inherited up to these days. As consequence, more and more artists, researchers as well as foreign tourists make a visit to the village one after another. This village belongs to the terri-

tory of Sukawati Subdistrict, Gianyar Regency. It is very close to the Sukawati Art Market or about 8 km east of Denpasar. In the art realm, this village gives birth to the most reliable and natural artists, ranging from gamelan players, sculptor, mask artists, dancers, painters and literati. The prominent arts are the Batuan painting style and Gambuh dance drama that still have a generation to date. Each artist of the Batuan Village has a different character and style. For example, the late Nyoman Kakul, (late) Anak Agung Raka

Aji and (late) I Nyoman Antat were very qualified gambuh artists. Meanwhile, Dewa Putu Kebes was a famous mask and sculptor. He created the mystical celuluk mask whose lower jaw can be moved. It is said he created the mask as inspired by his activity when peeping at crickets. Without being realized, an appearance of leak magic creature in the form celuluk occurred before him. From there, he then created its mask and now has become one of the favorite collections of tourists. Meanwhile, almost the entire

residents of Puaya Hamlet are carving artists commonly making clothes for Balinese dance, Barong, Rangda, and shadow puppets. It is different from the late I Nyoman Ngendon who created a lot of Batuan style painting. He was not only able to produce the works of art. As a veteran, Ngendon could also successfully give birth to a new generation. Among them, there are the late I Made Jata and I Made Budi now becoming a source of inspiration for the young artists in working on their beautiful paintings, especially of Batuan style.

These artists are also often asked as a resource person for various art books published overseas. More than that, Batuan Village also has a variety of traditional gamelan sets. Even, almost every hamlet at the village has it. Other than actively developing the arts at each hamlet, the village also has some art studios either of gamelan music, dance or painting. These arts are actively delivered to young generation. Among them, there are the Budasanthi, Kakul Mas, Tri Pusaka and Danaswara.

Roy Hibbert added 19 points to the Pacers’ seventh straight win. Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds — equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan’s total. Miami’s Chris Bosh scored 13 straight points in the final minutes, including a trio of 3-pointers that capped a late rally, as the Heat found a way to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and extend their winning streak to 10 games. Bosh’s three 3s came in a 79second span, the last of them putting Miami up 93-91 with 1:20 left. LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points, Bosh finished with 22, Dwyane Wade scored 17 and Mario Chalmers added 12 for Miami, which has beaten the Bobcats 14 straight times. Kemba Walker scored 27 points for the Bobcats, who had led the entire second half until Bosh’s barrage.

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant recorded his first triple-double of the season with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists as the Thunder rallied for yet another fourthquarter win, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-103. Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to seven games, tops in the Western Conference, and moved to 9-0 on the season at home. It’s the franchise’s longest home winning streak to open a season since the 2004-05 campaign, when the team played in Seattle. Kevin Martin, in his return to Oklahoma City after joining Minnesota during the offseason, led the Timberwolves with 24 points, while Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 10 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to a broken left hand to beat the New York Knicks 104-99 after Ryan Anderson made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points. Tyreke Evans

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Indiana Pacers forward David West, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles.

added 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Pelicans sent the Knicks to their ninth straight loss overall and seventh in a row at home.

Davis had seven points and four rebounds in the first quarter before leaving with what the Pelicans said was a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. The team said a

timetable for his return has not been determined. Carmelo Anthony finished with 23 points and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 for the Knicks.

Vettel: 2014 Formula 1 rules mustn’t remove thrill factor

Sebastian Vettel hopes that Formula 1 does not lose any of its thrill factor next season when it switches to turbo V6 engines.

Ahead of perhaps the most radical rule change in F1 history, there have been concerns that the new smaller power-units coming for

2014 may not be as loud or as exciting to drive as the current V8s. Vettel has echoed those worries and is keeping his fingers crossed

REUTERS/Nelson Almeida/Pool

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany is attended to by his crew during a pit stop during the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo November 24, 2013.

that the intensity of F1 remains intact for both fans and drivers. “I am a bit sad because my first test in F1 was in a V10,” said Vettel, speaking on stage at the AUTOSPORT Awards, where he won the International Racing Driver accolade for a fourth straight year. “I remember that test, and then we went to a V8 a year afterwards. When I had my second go in an F1 car I could tell the difference. “I just hope that we are not going down from a power point of view. We will lose the revs which I think is a shame - because it is a new direction that we go into and a new technology. “I also still remember the first time I went to see F1 was in 1992, it was raining and only free practice in Hockenheim. The cars were only coming out for installation laps, and just to hear the sound of the car coming around, to feel it in the ground; they are the first memories I have. “I just hope in the future we will not lose this excitement. I think the cars need to smell, the cars need to be loud, it needs to give you

something that you don’t forget.” F1 teams are heading into uncharted territory with the new regulations, and Vettel admits that he can make no predictions about how he and Red Bull will fare next year. “I think it is very difficult to know,” he said. “Every team and every engine manufacturer probably has an idea of how it should turn out, but it is a surprise at this stage. “Next year getting the cars on the track for the first time will be very interesting and then we see how many engines blow up or not.” The maiden F1 test in a V10 car Vettel reminisced about at the AUTOSPORT Awards came in a BMW-powered Williams in September 2005. The outing was a reward for his utter domination of the previous year’s German Formula BMW championship. The then-18-year-old’s running was delayed after Nico Rosberg - then Williams’s test driver - had an engine failure in the car in the morning. But Vettel still managed 25 laps, ending up 3.4 seconds off the pace of race driver Mark Webber.


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INDONESIA Air transportation main support for development in Papua

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A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts check out water storage tanks at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima prefecture November 27, 2013, in this handout photo taken and released by IAEA.

Operator of Japan’s Fukushima plant wins rare praise, hurdles remain Reuters

TOKYO- The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant won rare praise from monitors on Monday for its efforts to decommission the site, but the specialists also said the company still faced steep challenges, particularly in managing contaminated water. A huge earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 triggered three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station, the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, and exposed a lack of preparation by Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco. The company has floundered for much of the last 2-1/2 years in dealing with several problems at the site, including a series of leaks of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. But it has proceeded with initial decommissioning steps, including the tricky removal of spent fuel rod assemblies from a badly damaged reactor building. The entire process is likely to take decades and costs ten of billions of dollars. “It’s nice to see the good progress Tepco has made in the last several months,” Dale Klein, a former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told a meeting of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee. “There’s obviously a lot more work to be done, but it’s very positive progress....Spent fuel movement at (reactor) No. 4 went very well. You have demonstrated a very positive approach to safety culture.” But Klein added: “You’ve also made good progress in water manage-

ment. But again water will continue to be a challenge at the Fukushima site.” The Monitoring Committee, which includes four members from outside Tepco, was set up in September 2012 in response to calls for independent experts to monitor pledges to raise standards of safety culture. It held its fifth meeting on Monday. Barbara Judge, a British-based nuclear expert, also pointed to “extremely good progress” by the company. “...But nuclear safety is a long proposition. And it’s only beginning,” she said. “I’m disappointed that it’s not going as fast as we would have liked it to. There is still reluctance by some of the members to ask the hard questions.” The plant is located 220 km (130 miles) northeast of Tokyo. BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS

Judge praised improvements in working conditions for those overseeing the clean up and decommissioning process, saying the efforts would make “working at Fukushima easier for them and better for the company and better for the country”.

Tepco last month began the delicate task of removing more than 1,500 brittle and potentially damaged assemblies from unstable reactor No. 4, its first steps to decommissioning the station after bringing the melted reactors under control. By Monday, the Tepco website said it had removed 44 fuel assemblies, including 22 irradiated used rods. Klein said so far the removal has gone “very well,” adding that “the most important thing is that the cores are cooled and the spent nuclear fuel is cool”. Tepco estimates that removing all the rods from the reactor will take a year, although some experts say that is an ambitious target. But Tepco’s difficulties have focused on radioactive water leaks and in July it first acknowledged, after months of denial, that the water had spilled into the Pacific. Its management of water leaks has improved since the government said in September it was stepping into oversee the process. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. watchdog for nuclear power, is currently undertaking an inspection of the Fukushima site after issuing rare criticism of Tepco during a visit earlier in the year.

NEW YORK -- Metro-North officials say the locomotive of the commuter train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, has been righted. Spokesman Aaron Donovan says cranes re-railed the engine at 4:20 a.m. Monday. Two cranes are in place to lift the rest of the derailed cars pending approval from the National Transportation and Safety Board. Donovan says about 150 people were on board when the train derailed Sunday morning while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx. More than 60 were injured. Donovan says all passengers have been accounted for. The accident occurred on the Hudson line, which carries 26,000 weekday riders. Federal authorities are embarking on an exhaustive investigation into what caused the derailment.

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Mother on crashed plane led searchers to wreckage Associated Press Writer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A mother on board a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska made a frantic phone call for help resuscitating her 5-month-old baby, then left the fatally injured boy to lead searchers hampered by cold and fog to the crash site. Melanie Coffee, 25, of Mountain Village walked nearly a mile toward lights in the village of Saint Marys to meet rescuers Friday night. “I believe she’s the real hero in this,” said Saint Marys Village Police Officer Fred Lamont Jr., one of the dozens from his community and surrounding villages who responded to the crash that killed four and injured six. The Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 turboprop left Bethel at 5:40 p.m. on a scheduled flight for Mountain Village and eventually Saint Marys. Saint Marys, like scores of other Alaska villages, is off the state road system. People routinely use small aircraft to reach regional hubs where they can catch another plane to complete trips to Anchorage or other cities. Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers, said the airplane would have been flying in freezing rain with a mile of visibility and a 300-foot ceiling. Lamont described conditions as ice fog with moisture that stuck to vehicles. The airplane never reached Mountain Village. It crashed around 6:30 p.m. four miles from Saint Marys, said Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska. Pilot Terry Hansen, 68, passengers Rose Polty, 57, Richard Polty, 65, and the infant, Wyatt Coffee, died in the crash. The survivors included Melanie Coffee, Pauline Johnson, 37, Kylan Johnson, 14, Tanya Lawrence, 35, Garrett Moses, 30, and Shannon Lawrence. All were seriously injured and four were in critical condition, Lamont said. All but Hansen and Shannon Lawrence are from Mountain Village, troopers said. Hansen was from Bethel, according to troopers. Information wasn’t available about where Lawrence lived. Lamont, the village police officer, is also trained as a health aide and was working with an ambulance driver Friday. At about 7 p.m., he said, Melanie Coffee called another on-duty health aide to say the airplane had crashed and she needed assistance. “She was trying to do CPR to her newborn baby,” Lamont said. “She called for help.” Lamont and the driver headed out in the ambulance to look for the crash. Other health officials put out the call for responders. Two state troopers assigned to the community joined the effort. People from Mountain Village and Pitka’s Point, which are connected to Saint Marys by local roads, helped search by car and snowmobile. “Whoever had a vehicle was out there looking,” Lamont said Fog hampered the search and responders could not immediately locate the crash site despite speaking to the injured. “We had no clue,” Lamont said. Coffee, who suffered chest trauma, tried whistling to alert searchers, Lamont said. She considered starting a fire to get their attention but eventually decided to start walking toward village lights. A GCI communications tower with a red strobe led her three-quarters of a mile to the village landfill. “That’s where everyone found her,” Lamont said.

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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik on Monday as a witness in a bribery case involving the former Chief of Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory special task force Rudi Rubiandini.

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JAKARTA - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik on Monday as a witness in a bribery case involving the former Chief of Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory special task force Rudi Rubiandini. Minister Jero Wacik arrived at the KPK building at 10:10 a.m. and headed straight inside. Apart from summoning Minister Jero, KPK officials also questioned the Secretary General of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Waryono Karyo. The KPK has named former Chief of Special Task Forces for the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory (SKK Migas) Rudi Rubiandini as a suspect in the money laundering case. “After conducting an investigation, we also found evidence of money laundering having been conducted by suspect Rudi Rubi-

andini,” KPKs spokesman Johan Budi revealed. In doing so, Rudi has allegedly violated Regulation Number 8/2010 related to money laundering. He was also named as a suspect in a corruption case on Aug. 14 after being caught red handed for receiving a bribe worth US$ 200,000 from the commissioner of PT Kernel Indonesia Simon Tanjaya. The bribe had been delivered via Rudi’s golf coach Deviardi the night before. Earlier, KPK officials had seized some of Rudi¿s assets, namely a house in Menteng Dalam (South Jakarta), a house

in Bandung city (West Java province), cash worth 127,000 Singapore dollars, US$90,000, a luxurious BMW motorcycle, US$350,000 in a Bank Mandiri deposit box and 180 grams of gold from Rudi’s deposit box at his office in the SKK Migas building. During a recent court session, Rudi had admitted that he received US$300,000 in bribe money from Simon Tandjaya via Rudi’s golf coach Deviardi. “I received US$300,000, of which US$200,000 was given to some parliament members of Commission VII,” Rudi had said.

JAKARTA - Air transportation is a major support for development in Papua where nearly 80 percent is mountainous land, with an average altitude of 500 to over five thousand meters above sea level, an air-transportation businessman said. “Air transport is the backbone of development in Papua in terms of the mobilization of goods and people,” stated Satya Graha Utama, President-Director, PT Unitrade Persada Nusantara, one of the companies in Papua dealing with air transportation, here, on Sunday. He noted that Papua’s geography made access quite difficult, especially in mountainous areas, making air transportation the only option for the government and society for the development of Indonesia¿s easternmost provinces. “This situation slows down the development of other infrastructure and has thus become a matter of concern for the national and local governments,” said Satya. According to him, government programs that make Papua a corridor of economic development in the sectors of foods, fisheries, energy and mining must be accompanied by a national road map for the mobilization of logistical and human resources. “The government¿s development programs are expected to add to the welfare (of the economy) at the local level. So there must be a ‘road map’ to get the supply of components for development to the destination in Papua,” remarked Satya. He added that the road map is related to the number and type of aircraft and requires qualified human resources to support the air transportation activities and who understand Papua, especially in terms of its geography, which is different from other parts of Indonesia. The specialty is not only necessary because it is located in the easternmost province of Indonesia, which is the largest in the country at 317,061 square kilometres, or 19.33 percent of the total area of Indonesia, but also due to its elevation of five thousand to eight thousand meters above sea level. “Therefore, pilots must have the skill to fly a plane in such areas or over a ‘flying mountain’ where the weather affects flying patterns and techniques,” added Satya. The type of aircraft flown over such a landscape is a helicopter with special specifications. In addition, the government should also give priority to strengthening and developing airstrip infrastructure in some areas of Papua, which has become a hub for air transportation. Satya explained that the current logistical centre or point on the mountainous region of Papua covering several districts such as Puncak, Puncak Jaya, Pegunungan Bintang, Yahukimo, Intan Jaya and Tolikara are located in the Wamena and Jayawijaya districts. “Of course the hub (center) of logistics in Wamena is not enough to support the movement of goods and people in the mountainous areas in addition to the new districts that require strong support from the infrastructure, especially in the air transportation sector,” he explained. He pointed out several areas in Papua such as Nabire that could be a logistics hub in the transportation sector in the western and central areas, while Pegunungan Bintang could be developed to support the southern part of Papua, covering the districts of Mapi, Boven Digoel and Asmat.


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Fallen tree causes congestion on Jalan Raya Kapal

BUSINESS Abbott says no ‘talkfest’ at G20 under Australia

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MANGUPURA - A large shade tree on Jalan Raya Kapal collapsed on Sunday (Dec 1). As a result, the fallen tree located near the Badung Hospital caused traffic congestion. According to one of the residents, the fallen tree of about 25 years old occurred around 9:30 a.m. No one had estimated if the hibiscus tree as high as 15 meters would fall considering there was no wind or rain. “At that time, the road was quite crowded. Luckily, no vehicles or people were toppled over by the fallen tree,” the man said. The officers of the Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) assisted by local residents could immediately clean up the scene so that congestion did not last long. According to an officer of the DKP Badung, Gusti Ngurah Karmawan, the shade tree toppled due to age. Such incident was quite alarming especially the weather condition was dominated by rain. Meanwhile, the Head of Badung Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Putu Eka Merthawan, when asked for his confirmation separately expressed that his party would cut the shade trees, especially the old trees. It was intended to anticipate the recurrence. Regarding the fallen tree, Eka Merthawan mentioned it was not a tree belonging to the DKP Badung but to local resident. His party had asked for permission to resident to cut the tree, but it was rejected by the owner. “For anticipation in the future, we will not discriminate. Although the tree belongs to residents, IBP/Dedy A large shade tree on Jalan Raya Kapal collapsed on Sunday (Dec 1). As a result, the fallen tree located near the Badung we will keep on trimming it so as not to endanger the Hospital caused traffic congestion. road users,” he said. (kmb25)

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SYDNEY - Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledged Monday that the G20 under Australian leadership will be focused on boosting economic growth and said he is determined the grouping will not be a “talkfest”. Australia took over the chairmanship of the group that brings together the world’s top economies on Sunday and stages the annual summit in Brisbane next November. “I am determined the G20 won’t be a talkfest,” Abbott wrote in The Australian newspaper. “It must be practical and focused. “Our actions in Brisbane will be focused on removing the international impediments to trade, jobs and growth and identifying real solutions to issues such as lifting workforce participation rates and funding infrastructure.” The straight-talking prime minister pointed out that Australia, the 12th largest economy in the world, “is currently in its 22nd consecutive year of growth”. Abbott outlined his government’s effort to fast-track free trade agreements with South Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia and India to help spur growth. “A stronger world economy means more jobs, more confidence and more tax revenue that can be used to pay down debt,” he said. “This is what we must work towards. The G20 demonstrated its dynamism and strength during the GFC (global financial crisis). The challenge is to be relevant when there is no immediate crisis to deal with.” He said one area of focus would be infrastructure. “The world needs more infrastructure investment because building infrastructure drives growth and makes economies more productive in the longer term,” he said. “We need to encourage greater private-sector involvement and help capital markets better channel global savings to productive investments.” In the run-up to the G20 summit, Australia hosts meetings of the forum’s finance ministers and central bank chiefs in Sydney in February and in Cairns in September.

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A cyclist and a tricycle are reflected on a puddle as they ride past a newly built residential apartment buildings in Xi’an, in central China’s Shaanxi province Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. China has fallen off the top of a list of Japan Inc’s favoured investment destinations for the first time in more than two decades because of higher labour costs and bilateral tensions, a survey said.

China losing lustre for Japanese companies: survey Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - China has fallen off the top of a list of Japan Inc’s favoured investment destinations for the first time in more than two decades because of higher labour costs and bilateral tensions, a survey said. Indonesia took the top spot, up from third place on support from sectors ranging from automobiles to electronics, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) said. China tumbled to fourth after 21 years of being named as the most promising destination for overseas expansion, the governmental bank said in its annual survey released Friday. The bank asked companies already operating overseas to choose up to five promising nations and regions for their business in the next three years. Of the nearly 500 companies that answered, 44.9 percent said Indonesia was a good place

to do business while China saw its popularity dive to a lowest-ever 37.5 percent from 62.1 percent. Among companies that dropped China from their list this year, more than four in 10 said rising labour costs and difficulty in hiring enough workers were a concern. Other concerns cited were a slowdown in the Chinese economy, intensifying competition with rivals and bilateral political relations, with Japan and China embroiled in a bitter territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea. Tokyo’s nationalisation of part of the chain last year triggered huge anti-Japanese demonstrations and boycotts of Japanese products

in China. The JBIC survey showed India maintained its second slot although it was cited by just 43.6 percent of firms, down from 56.4 percent, due partly to rising labour costs and poor infrastructure. Thailand came third, up from fourth last year. The poll was taken before ongoing opposition demonstrations began in Thailand. Nine of the top 20 slots were held by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “Japanese companies have utilised ASEAN countries as production bases for a very long time. They now recognise these countries are very promising markets as well,” said Shinji Ayuha at the JBIC research division. “The ranking shows re-evaluation of ASEAN,” he told public broadcaster NHK. Others in the top 20 included Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and Russia.

Many levies of Kintamani tourism alleged to leak

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BANGLI - A lot of tourism levies of Kintamani are alleged to have leaked. The leakage seemed to occur due to conspiracy of a number of local collecting officers who wanted to seek personal gains. As mode of their fraud, the admission tickets given by the officers were sometimes inappropriate with the amount paid by travelers. Besides, tour guides escorting a group of guests in a vehicle were only given one or two admission tickets. As expressed by one of the tour guides named Bagus Resna, Sunday (Dec 1), some time ago he brought some travelers in a vehicle. However, the ticket issued was not appropriate with the number of travelers in the vehicle. Meanwhile, the payment had complied with the number of travelers he escorted. Not to mention, when paying the ticket, another individual officer, he said, also asked for additional levy of IDR 5,000, mentioned as a complementary fee. Similar condition was also revealed by another tour guide, Jro

Saba. Aside from discrepancies on the number of tickets with the travelers, sometimes the tickets issued were not suitable with the type of visitors. For example, foreign travelers that should get special ticket for foreign travelers were sometimes given tickets intended for domestic travelers. In terms of price, the ticket for foreign travelers was obviously more expensive than that for domestic travelers. The price difference was often utilized by dishonest individual officers to reap personal benefits. In addition, statistically, such condition could also lead to reduction in the number of tourist arrival in Kintamani. Deputy Chairman of the Bangli House, Made Sudiasa, also getting involved in tourism sector, admitted the existence of such poor condition. According to him, indication on the leakage of regionally generated revenue from tourism sector in Kintamani was inseparable from the weak control made by local government and the matter of human resources all this time. Although the government had removed the levy post, the levy

implementation to date had not been able to run optimally. “In the past, a change has been made by removing the location of levy collection to north of Kayuamba. Unfortunately, it could not have been maximized. Well, it remains to have something to do with the weak human resources,” he said. According to Sudiasa, to prevent the increasing leakage, the government needed to monitor including making a change to a more professional management system. “The matter of officers on duty to collect the levies, the government needs to provide guidance and oversight continuously and more seriously. Most importantly, the government must make an evaluation against the existing human resources. All this time, the government is still reluctant to assign permanent officers to collect levies,” said Sudiasa. Bangli government, added Sudiasa, could imitate the application of levy collection made by Surabaya government. In Surabaya Botanical Garden, for example, every traveler paying a levy was given a bracelet as a pass. “It requires a control by

the government. The system also needs changing. If the government wants, it can exemplify the management implemented in Surabaya, to be applied in the area of Kin-

tamani,” he added. Thus, it would be able to know with certainty the number of incoming visitors aside from minimizing the occurrence of leaks. (ina)

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A lot of tourism levies of Kintamani are alleged to have leaked. The leakage seemed to occur due to conspiracy of a number of local collecting officers who wanted to seek personal gains.


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Pipe broken off due to landslide

Joanyar residents face clean water crisis Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Residents of Joanyar village, Seririt subdistrict, are facing clean water crisis. It happened because the main pipe draining water to the village was broken off due to landslides during heavy rains two weeks ago. As a result, the residents were forced to queue at the artesian wells owned by Municipal Waterworks

(PDAM) at the junction of Joanyar village to get clean water. Residents took the clean water in turns

by using a jerrycan. Meanwhile, they could not fix the broken main pipe because the location was very steep so the repair required a very long time. Information from residents mentioned that all this time residents got clean water from the springs at Munduk Bestala. The water was drained through the main pipe

from the springs to Joanyar village whose distribution was managed by local village. About two weeks ago, it rained heavily that caused the pipe to get disconnected after a landslide. The main pipe indeed passed a hilly location and it was prone to landslides. One of the local residents, Nyoman Mudita, said that to overcome

the water crisis his party expected the PDAM could install water pipe at Joanyar village to be distributed to the residents’ home. Moreover, the artesian well of the PDAM Buleleng was indeed located at Joanyar village. “The artesian well is located at our village, why does our village not have clean water from the PDAM?” he questioned. (kmb15)

A clove thief arrested, two other culprits remain at large Bangli (Bali Post)—

The damage toilet in Astina Field, Gianyar

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Public toilets at Astina Square damaged before used Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Existence of public toilets in the Astina Square Gianyar remains to draw a question of the surrounding communities. People who often perform activities in the Astina Square still cannot use the toilet. It happens because the project has not been handed over by provincial government to Gianyar government after the completion. In reality, condition of the toilet is alarming before used. On Sunday (Dec 1), condition of the toilet was alarming, slouchy and could not be used. Actually, the water in the toilet had run smoothly. There were two units of public toilets in the Astina Square. One unit was placed in the southern side and another in the western side. The toilet building in the southern side

spread across the area of approximately 10 meters x 4 meters. It was intended for male and female visitors. They looked unkempt and lots of mud was strewn in the toilets so people were reluctant to use them. Meanwhile, the one on the western side had two toilet rooms. In the two toilet buildings, the wall was filled with paint graffiti, while the doors had no lock. The building was established a year ago where the construction project was worked on by Bali province in a series with the arrangement of Astina Square. Responding to such condition, Gianyar government could not do much. It happened because the toilet had not been handed over by provincial government. Even though there were janitors on duty at Astina Square, they just did cleanup

activities on the environment and existing landscaping garden around the square. Actually public absolutely needed the toilets. Moreover, the Astina Square often hosted various activities held by community and students to exercise. Since there had been no handover from provincial government, it could not be functioned. “When it has been handed over, of course the sanitation and maintenance will be carried out by county government,” said Regional Secretary of Gianyar, Ida Bagus Gaga Adi Saputra. Meanwhile, the community having activities in the Astina Square expected there would be security guard and cleaning service attendant taking care of the toilets. It did not matter if they should pay when using the toilet. (kmb16)

A clove thief from Pegayaman village, Sukasada, Buleleng, could be arrested by the ranks Bangli Police Criminal Detective, Sunday (Dec 1). Ma Alin, 19, was arrested after he was trying to escape with two other fellow thieves remaining under pursuit of police until Sunday afternoon. Aside from the culprit, police also secured the evidence in the form of 2 units of wrecked motorcycles as burned by mass and one unit of Honda Vario motorcycle belonging to the culprits. As information gathered, the arrest of Ma Alin was based on public suspicion against his movements along with two other fellow thieves who had been riding their motorcycle back and forth at Dausa village, Kintamani, Bangli. Being suspicious, around 02:00 a.m., local community then tried to stop the culprits in the middle of the road. However, before being asked by residents the three culprits even chose to flee and leave their motorcycles. As a result, the masses were getting more suspicious and annoyed with the behavior of the three culprits so they harmed the motorcycles by burning them. Chief of Criminal Detective Section of Bangli Police, Gusti Made Sudarma Putra, when asked for his confirmation told that after receiving the report his party shortly pursued the culprits. From the pursuit, police managed to arrest the culprit named Ma Alin. Meanwhile, two other culprits who later on were identified as Nuun, 20, and Muslin, 25, were still at large. “From the results of interrogation, the culprit confessed to steal cloves with his colleagues who escaped,” said Sudarma Putra. He added that until Sunday afternoon his party was still developing the case and hunting for the two culprits remaining at large. (ina)

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Thai PM says protesters’ demands unacceptable Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Thailand’s prime minister said Monday she is willing to do anything it takes to end violent protests against her government and restore peace, but cannot accept the opposition’s “unconstitutional” demand to hand power to an unelected council. Yingluck Shinawatra’s comments, broadcast in a televised news conference, were the clearest indication yet that negotiations are unlikely to solve the country’s increasingly violent political standoff. As Yingluck spoke from the country’s heavily fortified national police headquarters, stone-throwing protesters battled through clouds of police tear gas in a renewed attempt to seize her office, the Government House, and other key government buildings. As the day progressed, the protesters got hold of a garbage truck and a police truck, using them to break through parts of concrete barricades. The protests aimed at toppling Yingluck’s government have renewed fears of prolonged instability in one of Southeast Asia’s biggest economies and comes just ahead of the peak holiday tourist season. “If there’s anything I can do to bring peace back to the Thai people I am happy to do it,” Yingluck said, striking a conciliatory but firm tone. “The government is more than willing to have talks, but I myself cannot see a way out of this problem that is within the law and in the constitution.” Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, who

met with Yingluck on Sunday night, has said he will not be satisfied with Yingluck’s resignation or new elections. Instead, he wants an unelected “people’s council” to pick a new prime minister who would replace Yingluck, even though she was elected with an overwhelming majority. His demand has been criticized by many as undemocratic. “I don’t know how we can proceed” with Suthep’s demand, she said. “We don’t know how to make it happen. Right now we don’t see any way to resolve the problem under the constitution,” she said in the brief 12minute news conference. The protesters, who are mostly middleclass Bangkok supporters of the opposition Democrat Party, accuse Yingluck of being a proxy for her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. He was deposed in a 2006 military coup but remains central to Thailand’s political crisis, and is a focal point for the protester’s hatred. The protesters, who call themselves the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, say their goal is to uproot the political machine of Thaksin, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power.

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An Anti-government protester waves Thai National Flag under water cannon fired by police during a protest in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Philippine typhoon survivors flee false tsunami alert Agence France Presse

Manila - About a thousand traumatised survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon fled their homes in one central province following false rumours of a tsunami, civil defence officials said on Sunday. Officials in the province of Antique were visiting upland villages where people had fled overnight to convince them there was no danger and it was safe to return to their coastal homes, said Broderick Train, the civil defence chief for the province. “These are people who have been traumatised by their experience with Typhoon (Haiyan). When the false information began spreading yesterday they immediately fled,” he told AFP in a telephone interview. He said the provincial government was trying to convince them to return home as there had been no earthquake to trigger a tsunami. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it had not recorded any big earthquakes over the weekend and had not issued any tsunami alert. Train said officials had yet to find out who spread the false alert that triggered evacuations in the small coastal towns of Laua-an, Culasi, Sebaste, Barbaza, Tibiao and Pandan. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha “I would say there are about a thousand Typhoon Haiyan survivors collect food supplies that were dropped by a Philippine Air people who fled their homes overnight,” Train Forces helicopter in Barangay San Antonio, Basey Samar November 25, 2013.

said.Leck Benitez, spokesman for Antique’s Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told AFP it was likely criminals had spread the rumours by mobile telephone text messages. “When people leave their homes they become targets for breakins,” Benitez added. Benitez said the towns where evacuations were reported had been hard-hit by Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on November 8 with winds of up to 315 kilometres (195 miles) an hour. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the typhoon, along with tsunami-like storm surges that struck the central islands of Samar and Leyte, killed at least 5,632 people, with 1,759 others still missing. This made Haiyan the deadliest typhoon in Philippine history, and one of the worst natural disasters on record. Antique province accounted for 13 of those deaths, the council said in its latest tally. The typhoon and the storm surges wrecked more than 1.1 million homes, and left more than four million people needing emergency assistance. The Philippine government said Saturday rebuilding areas devastated by Haiyan would take up to five years and cost more than $2 billion.


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KUTA - The House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Marzuki Alie has promised to ensure security at the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference at Nusa Dua in Bali, which will be held from Dec. 3 to 6.

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In a composite image provided by NASA, Comet ISON nears the sun in an image captured at 10:51 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

“I promise to secure the WTO conference and fight for the aspirations of the people to create prosperity,” the House Speaker said, while inaugurating the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organization (PCWTO) on Monday. People’s aspirations in the present day scenario are related to the dynamics of and challenges posed by various cooperation frameworks and free trade agreements struck at the bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels, Marzuki pointed out. “Will free trade be able to create prosperity and remove poverty, accommodate the aspirations and interests of developing and developed countries, distribute assets effectively and adequately among the marginal groups which are not

part of mainstream development at the local, national, and international levels?” he asked. Marzuki also questioned if free trade could be used in harmony with the spirit of nationalism and the spirit of sustainable development related to various issues and events taking place in other parts of the world. ANTARA FOTO/Widodo S. Jusuf

The House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Marzuki Alie has promised to ensure security at the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference at Nusa Dua in Bali, which will be held from Dec. 3 to 6.

297 children in Bali infected by HIV Bali Post

DENPASAR - Sunday (Dec 1) was the commemoration of the World AIDS Day. The disease caused by the Human Immunology Virus was first found in Bali in 1987. Since that year, the HIV infec-

tion resembling an iceberg in Bali began to reveal. Currently up to July 2013, the total of identified HIV/AIDS patient reached 8,003 cases. Apart from people with high risk factors like those with free sex and injected drug users, the people with low risk factor such

STOCKHOLM — Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun. Scientists said images from NASA spacecraft showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but just a trail of dust coming out on the other end.

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The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang’e-3 lunar probe stands on the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang in southwest China’s Sichuan province on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

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China launches first moon rover, the ‘Jade Rabbit’ BEIJING — China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth. A rocket carrying the rover aboard an unmanned Chang’e 3 spaceship successfully blasted off early Monday from a launch center in southwestern China and was scheduled to arrive on the moon in midDecember, the official Xinhua News Agency said. “We will strive for our space dream as part of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation,” Xichang Satellite Launch Center director Zhang Zhenzhong said. If the Chang’e 3 successfully soft-lands on the moon, China will become the third country to do so, after the United States and the former Soviet Union. A soft landing does not damage the craft and the equipment it carries. An earlier Chinese craft orbited and collected data before intentionally crash-landing on the moon. “Chang’e” is a mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, and “Yutu” — or “Jade Rabbit” — is her pet. The solar-powered rover will survey the moon’s geological structures and set up a telescope to survey the surface as well as observe the Earth’s plasmasphere, a region of dense, cold plasma that surrounds the planet, Xinhua said. China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the United States to achieve manned space travel independently. China has already said its eventual goals are to have a space station and put an astronaut on the moon. The military-backed space program is a source of enormous national pride and has powered ahead in a series of well-funded, methodically timed steps. It has already made major breakthroughs in a relatively short time, although it lags far behind the United States and Russia in space technology and experience.

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“It does seem like Comet ISON probably hasn’t survived this journey,” U.S. Navy solar researcher Karl Battams said in a Google+ hangout. Phil Plait, an astronomer who runs the “Bad Astronomy” blog, agreed, saying “I don’t think the comet made it.” Still, he said, it wouldn’t be all bad news if the 4.5-billion-year-old space rock broke up into pieces, because astronomers might be able to study them and learn more about comets. “This is a time capsule looking back at the birth of the solar system,” he said. The comet was two-thirds of a mile wide as it got within 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) of the sun, which in space terms basically means grazing it.

NASA solar physicist Alex Young said it would take a few hours to confirm ISON’s demise, but admitted things were not looking good. He said the comet had been expected to show up in images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft at around noon eastern time (1700 GMT), but almost four hours later there was “no sign of it whatsoever.” “Maybe over the last couple of days it’s been breaking up,” Young told The Associated Press. “The nucleus could have been gone a day or so ago.” Images from other spacecraft showed a light streak continuing past the sun, but Young said that was most likely a trail of dust continuing in the comet’s trajectory. “The comet itself is definitely

gone, but it looks like there is a trail of debris,” he said. Comet ISON was first spotted by a Russian telescope in September last year. Some sky gazers speculated early on that it might become the comet of the century because of its brightness, although expectations dimmed as it got closer to the sun. Made up of loosely packed ice and dirt, it was essentially a dirty snowball from the Oort cloud, an area of comets and debris on the fringes of the solar system. Two years ago, a smaller comet, Lovejoy, grazed the sun and survived, but fell apart a couple of days later. “That’s why we expected that maybe this one would make it because it was 10 times the size,” Young said.

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Sunday (Dec 1) was the commemoration of the World AIDS Day. The disease caused by the Human Immunology Virus was first found in Bali in 1987.

as housewives and children were also threatened to be infected by this virus. Based on data, the HIV began to be suffered by children in Bali. The amount from 1987 reached 297 patients with the age under 14 years old. In details, the case of HIV in children under one year was found 53 cases, age range of 1-4 years (207 cases) and 5-14 years (37 cases). Transmission of HIV in children was greater due to infection of parent affected by HIV. Different from adults, children infected by HIV were certainly unable to be treated without the consent of an adult. For Wangaya Hospital, according to a pediatrician, Putu Paramitha, children with HIV was found when getting medical treatment at Wangaya Hospital either through polyclinic or hospitalization. She added there were several symptoms observed by medical side in relation to the HIV-infected children. “There are symptoms such as the decrease in weight without apparent reasons, a mold in the mouth as well as frequent hospitalization due to tuberculosis. These are symptoms of children infected by HIV,” she said. HIV in children, added Paramitha, was divided into 4

stages with slightly different characteristics. For stage one, it was usually without symptoms, so children were rarely found to have been infected at this stage. For stage two, the common symptoms found were weight loss, recurrent respiratory infection (upper respiratory tract infection), viral infection or herpes zoster, injuries at lip corner, ulceration, redness on the skin or scaly skin infections as well as fungus on the nail. As for stage three, aside from undergoing weight loss for no reason, children also experienced chronic diarrhea so they got frequent hospitalization, persistent fever and fungus in the mouth and suffered pulmonary tuberculosis and anemia. “By all means, children with this symptoms are often getting hospitalization with the same illness namely diarrhea and pulmonary tuberculosis,” said Paramitha. Stage four was the heaviest infection symptoms arising in children. They would lose weight very extremely so they looked very thin, experienced severe pneumonia, decreased in consciousness and toxoplasmosis so then the consciousness diminished and got weight loss due to tuberculosis,

severe fungal infections, severe bacterial infections or sepsis even lung cancer (sarcoma). When finding more than one symptom as mentioned above, the medical officers would conduct a medical laboratory test. “But for laboratory test, the children and parent will be provided with counseling first,” said Paramitha. After getting approval, the laboratory test was then carried out. Generally, if children were infected by HIV, the parents and children were also examined. From all cases handled by Wangaya Hospital, added Paramitha, the parents of children were also positive to HIV. HIV treatment in children was similar to that of adults, namely by providing antiretroviral therapy or anti-retro viral (ARV) other than treating the symptomatic symptoms and improving nutrition. The administration of ARV was usually seen from the number of CD4 or immune cells becoming the target of virus attack. If the presence of CD4 cells had reached the threshold, then the ARV therapy would be given. So far, the Wangaya Hospital had handled 26 cases of HIV in children with an age range of 4 months to 11 years. (kmb24)


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Joint operations held on Denpasar – Gilimanuk road section

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A number of migrants without bringing along with identity card having passed the examination at Gilimanuk were netted in a joint operation made by Negara Subdistrict Police, Saturday night (Nov 30). The joint operation involving the personnel of Negara Subdistrict Police, Indonesian Military and municipal police examined all vehicles from Gilimanuk direction. From the operation, the officers found two migrants carrying no identity card namely Slamet, 44, and Johan, 30. They were subsequently repatriated by the officers after being recorded and given direction. In addition, four motorcycle riders and 2 truck drivers were issued with police ticket because they could not present their driving license. Chief of Negara Subdistrict Police, M Didik Wiratmoko,

with permission from Jembrana Police Chief, Harry Hariadi, said the joint operation was an attempt to anticipate hazardous people and goods from coming into Bali. From the results of the operation, it was found traffic violations such as the riders and drivers that could not present their driving license. The road users who did not complete themselves with the papers were immediately ticketed.

Separately, the Head of Jembrana Municipal Police, Putu Widarta, after the operation said that two residents found having no identity card in the operation were immediately repatriated. Actually they both wanted to go to Denpasar but were known to bring no identity. Nevertheless, they were allowed to go back to Bali after completing themselves with identity card. (kmb26)

Hundreds of hawkers roaming around in the tourist area of Kintamani all this time were given upgrad-

ing, Thursday (Nov 28). They were given an understanding in order to maintain the comfort of travelers making a visit to the region. It was

The hawkers in Kintamani

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Celebration of Tequila Bar 4th anniversary

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KUTA - Four years ago, precisely on 25 November 2009, Tequila Bar standing tall in front of Kuta Beach. Name tequila chosen because at the time Tequila Sunrise became the biggest hit at Samudera Restaurant. Then be stipulated as the name of the bar at Grand Istana Rama without adding the “Sunrise” because Kuta famously known for its sunset. Now, Tequila Bar had stepped on the age of four. On Thursday, November 28, 2013, the Grand Istana Rama enlivens the birthday of Tequila Bar and also launched the new name of Tequila Bar. With party themed “Reborn 69 Tequila Bar”, Mr. Andi Ananto, General Manager of Grand Istana Rama open directly a birthday party and the inauguration of the new name of Tequila Tequila Bar to 69 Tequila Bar. 69 Tequila Bar chose to be the brand new name of bar at Grand Istana Rama Hotel with a new concept Fresh, Fun,

and Professional. Ketut Darmayasa, Director of Food and Beverage said that this new concept expected to become attraction for visitors to visit 69 Tequila Bar. Regarding the selection of number 69, I Ketut Darmayasa say it has a special meaning. “69 are easy to remember, so the 69 Tequila Bar will be easy to remember by the people,” said I Ketut Darmayasa. The shape of 69, according to Darmayasa, means a close relationship. So this number can express the engagement between staff with guests.

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Hundreds of hawkers in Kintamani given upgrading

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responded to the recent condition where Kintamani began to be abandoned by travelers due to inherent bad image. One of them was caused

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by souvenir vendors commonly forcing travelers so that it could make travelers uncomfortable. The Head of Bangli Culture and Tourism Agency, Nyoman Adnyana, did not dismiss the bad image of Kintamani tourism due to the action of the individual of hawkers. He said that Kintamani ever become an excellence of travelers in the 1980s. However, since the past few years, Kintamani had been left by travelers because of such bad image. One of the causes was the action of souvenir vendors who apparently liked to force so that travelers felt less comfortable. In order to avoid the travelers from leaving the region, so far the Culture and Tourism Agency confessed to have provided guidance for the hawkers. “To provide security and comfort for travelers, local tour guides and souvenir vendors have been cultivated sustainably as we do today,” he explained. According to him, in order to increase the knowledge of hawkers, his party would also invite the hawkers to conduct a comparative study to several tourist attractions whose management had been good where one of them was the Lake Beratan tourist attraction, Bedugul, Tabanan. “Especially to souvenir

traders and local tour guides, we expect their presence will no longer be considered a parasite, but rather becoming an integrated element in the Kintamani tourism development,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Tour Guide Association (HPI) of Bali Chapter, Sang Putu Subaya, also admitted that Kintamani tourism had been starting to change both in terms of physical and human resources development. Nevertheless, his party remained to see there were several things needed to be addressed. The improvement was absolutely necessary, considering the competition of tourism products today was getting tougher. Aside from the competition among the local objects, it also involved in the competition against the international attractions. “Faced with this competition, we are required to have quality tourism products in accordance with the needs of tourists,” he said. He added the image recovery of Kintamani made by Bangli County was very appropriate considering the intense competition. “Hopefully, with the hard work by all parties, Kintamani tourist object can be back into the icon of tourism in Bali,” Sang Putu Subaya hoped. (ina)

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Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. 6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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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Officials: Speed a factor in Walker’s deadly crash Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker while the actor’s fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree.

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Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Lady Gaga unveils dolls in her flamboyant likeness

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TOKYO — One-of-a-kind Lady Gaga has been replicated. The pop star unveiled life-size dolls in her likeness, dressed in her flamboyant costumes, at a Tokyo event Sunday. A person leaning against the silicon doll’s chest can hear Lady Gaga music and messages. Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. When her friends saw the dolls, “they were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of a sudden the dolls took over. And the dolls were the most important thing in the room. And this is a beautiful thing,” she said. Japanese industrial and design companies teamed with her record label to create

the Gagadoll, inspired by her new “Artpop” album. They’re prototypes not yet available for sale. At the news conference, the 27-year-old singer made her grand entrance wearing a red plaid jumpsuit and wrapped in coils of the same fabric. Gaga is participating in a charity auction to benefit the 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims. She’s hoping that one of the two Gaga-styled Hello Kitty dolls will raise a lot of money for the cause. “Artpop” hasn’t matched the critical acclaim or sales of her blockbuster “Born This Way” album. Gaga said she looked forward to returning to Japan with the “Artpop” tour. The concert schedule hasn’t been released.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said speed was a factor in Saturday’s onecar crash, though it will take time to determine how fast the car was going. Because Walker is so closely associated with the underground culture of street racing portrayed in the popular “Fast & Furious” film franchise, the fatal accident had an eerie quality — a tragic end for a Hollywood hero of speed. The crash also killed Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas, according to Walker’s publicist, Ame Van Iden. She said Walker was a passenger in the 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT when they drove away from a fundraiser in the community of Valencia, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Sheriff’s deputies found the car engulfed in flames when they arrived at the site of the crash, near the fundraiser at Rodas’ sports car dealership. Officials have not identified either person found in the car. On Sunday, fans of Walker, 40, gathered to leave flowers, candles and memorabilia from the action movies. His “Fast & Furious” co-star Tyrese Gibson broke down when he visited the crash site. “Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and we’re gonna see to

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it that his energy and presence lives on forever,” Gibson later posted on his Instagram account. He also posted a video of the film cast and crew recently celebrating Walker’s birthday. Sheriff’s deputy Peter Gomez said investigators are working to determine how fast the car was traveling and what caused it to go out of control, including whether the driver was distracted or something in the road prompted him to swerve. After the Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree, it burst into flames. The downed light pole had a speed limit sign of 45 mph (73 kph).

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PSG routs Lyon 4-0 to keep 4-point lead in France

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Thai PM says protesters’ demands unacceptable

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An Indonesian student holds a banner during a protest against the World Trade Organization in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Indonesia hosts the World Trade Organization conference, starting from December 3 through 6.

Students stage rally against WTO conference Antara

DENPASAR - A group of students, claiming to be a part of the National Students Forum (FMN), staged a rally against a World Trade Organization (WTO) conference outside the United States’ Consulate on Monday. “We reject the liberalization that will result from a scheme proposed by the WTO. Therefore, we urge the government to not take part in the WTO agreement,” FMN Secretary General Muhammad Hasan Harry Sandy Ame stated.

He said the United States was one of WTO member nations, which had played a dominant role in controlling every agreement during the WTO trade ministerial meeting. “The United States exerts con-

trol over the WTO’s policies and thus each meeting always results in inequality between developed and poor countries,” Ame said. He noted that as a global trade institution with legal binding, WTO also had a significant impact on education. “Consequently, the cost of education is increasing every year,” he added. In view of the rally, a total of 200 policemen were deployed for extra security at the United States

Consulate on Hayam Wuruk Street in Denpasar. “We have deployed 200 joint police personnel to secure the United States Consulate here,” Denpasar city police spokesman Adjunct Senior Commissioner Gusti Kade Budhi Harryarsana said on Monday. He added that the security around the Consulate had been stepped up in anticipation of any possible security disturbances during the anti WTO conference rally.

“We do not want the rally to end in chaos. Therefore, we want to ensure security by deploying hundreds of police personnel at the United States Consulate on Hayam Wuruk Street,” Gusti stated. Gusti pointed out that the additional security measures had been put in place not only for the protection of the United States Consulate, but also the Australian representative’s office located on Tantular Street in Denpasar.


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