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Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series Associated Press Writer

DETROIT — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his own background as an Arab-American. The company’s chief creative officer and writer of the relaunched “Green Lantern” series dreamed up Simon Baz, DC’s most prominent Arab-American superhero and the first to wear a Green Lantern ring. The character and creator share Lebanese ancestry and hail from the Detroit area, which boasts one of the largest and oldest Arab communities in the United States. “I thought a lot about it — I thought back to what was familiar to me,” Johns, 39, told The Associated Press by phone last week from Los Angeles, where he now lives. “This is such a personal story.” Baz’s story begins in a standalone “zero issue” available Wednesday that’s part of a companywide effort to fill in the gaps or tell the origins of a character or

team. Johns has no plans for Baz to fade into the background — the character in February is bound for the Justice League of America, one of DC’s premier super team books, to fight alongside Green Arrow, Catwoman and Hawkman. Johns said he took economic as well as ethnic cues for the character from his native Detroit area, with Baz resorting to stealing cars after being laid off from his automotive engineering job. He steals the wrong car, which inadvertently steers him into a terrorism probe and, eventually, an unexpected call to join the universe’s galactic police force. The olive-skinned, burly Baz hails from Dearborn, the hometown of Henry Ford and the capital of Arab America. His story begins at 10 years old, when he and the rest of his Muslim family watch

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their television in horror as airplanes fly into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Events unfold from there as U.S. Arabs and Muslims find themselves falling under intense suspicion and ostracism in the days, months and years following the attacks. “Obviously, it’s affecting everybody,” said Johns, who grew up in nearby suburbs in a Lebanese Christian household and got into comics when he discovered his uncle’s old collection in his Arabic grandmother’s attic. “One of the things I really wanted to show was its effect on Simon and his family in a very negative way.”

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Major quake rocked Bali Antara/AP

DENPASAR - A major quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Bali early on Tuesday, but no report of casualty and damage to property on the tourist island.

“I felt the tremor at 02.23 local time as I was watching the television. The tremor awoke the neighbors but it caused no panic,” Made Daya, a resident of the Grand Cori complex in Denpasar said. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geo-

physics Agency said the eartquake that struck at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday (1823 GMT Monday) was centered beneath the Indian Ocean, but has no potential to trigger tsunami. It was centered about 300 kilometer (180 miles) southwest of Banyuangi town

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he’s a “huge Clint Eastwood fan,” even in the aftermath of the actor’s rambling “invisible Obama” monologue at the GOP convention. Obama says in an interview with USA Today released Sunday the Academy Awardwinning Eastwood is “a great actor, and an even better director.” But Obama was coy when asked if he was offended by the performance. Eastwood talked with an imaginary Obama in an empty chair before Mitt Romney’s speech at the GOP convention, saying the president has failed to deliver on his promises. Obama says, quote, “if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.” The president joked on Twitter after Eastwood’s appearance, tweeting that “this seat’s AP Photo/Lynne Sladky taken,” along with a photo of Actor Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair while addressing delegates him in his chair at a Cabinet during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. meeting. 30, 2012.

on the eastern end of Java, with a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Setio Aji, an agency’s official said the earthquake was strongly felt in Bali, while residents in some East Java cities told El Shinta radio they were awakened by the tremor.

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The photo shows tourists taking picture of Balinese women that wearing traditional Balinese clothes during a ceremonial activity in Kuta Beach. Potential markets of Bali tourism are now changing over to destination nearby their country. It is indicated by the decrease in the number of direct foreign tourist visits, namely 4.24 percent in the period of July 2012.

DENPASAR - Potential markets of Bali tourism are now changing over to destination nearby their country. It is indicated by the decrease in the number of direct foreign tourist visits, namely 4.24 percent in the period of July 2012. “The arrival of foreign tourists in July 2011 reached 283,524 people. While the arrivals in the same period of 2012 reached 271,371 people, down 4.24 percent. It happened because their destination changed over or they delayed their holiday travel,” said the Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar, Monday (Sep 3). It was said the tourism markets showing a decrease in July 2012 consisted of Australia at minus 11.53 percent, France (-1.80 percent), Malaysia (-9.31 percent), UK (-1.79 percent), South Korea (-6.90 percent), the Netherlands (-6.87 percent), and Taiwan (-30.36 percent). The decrease in the number of tourism markets was covered up by a number of countries whose tourist visit increased such as China rising by 9.40 percent, Japan (3.32 percent), and Germany (12.44 percent). “So far, Australia and China remain rank first in the top ten of Bali tourism market,” he said. Continued on page 6


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During the Eid holidays, some tourist attractions noted a significant increase in visitors. “We noted an increase in the number of visitors at some tourist attractions being quite popular among the people to spend their holidays,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, in a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (Sep 3). more than double the foreign exchange revenue of foreign tourists. For example, last year’s revenue of foreign tourists reached USD 8.5 billion, or around IDR 80 trillion, while the total expenditure of domestic tourists was IDR156.89 trillion. In connection with the foreign tourist visit, Mari said, when compared to July of last year, the number of tourist visit in July 2012 decreased by 5.94 percent from 745,451 people to 701,200 people. Despite the decline in July, foreign tourists visiting to Indonesia was still growing by 5.4 percent from January to July 2012 compared to last year and the number reached 4,577,510 people. “In the world’s economic slowdown, the growth is still relatively good,” she said. Mari remained optimistic if the target of 8 million foreign tourists this year could be achieved. Citing the UNWTO, Mari estimated that during the period from May to August there were about 415 million people traveling around the world. “Despite a decrease happened in July, hopefully in August and following months it will rise again not just in the number but also in the quality of tourists measured by the length of stay and the amount of expenditure,” she explained. (010)

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Foreign tourists visit declines, domestic tourist boosts Starting from Ragunan Zoo, Indonesia Miniature Park (TMII), Ancol Recreational Park, Safari Wildlife Park, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple up to Ratuboko Temple showed an increase in visitors. Total visitors at those tourist attractions from August 19 (2 days before the Eid) to August 26, 2012 (seven days after the Eid) reached 2,268,289 people, an increase of 25 percent over the year 2011 only reaching 1,817,243 people. Such encouraging increase, said Mari, indicated that domestic market was still growing well despite the slowdown in the world economy. Increased purchasing power that enable the public to enjoy a holiday in tourist attractions could also be interpreted as an increase in happiness of the people of Indonesia during the Eid holiday. “The increase in domestic tourists can also offset the decline in the growth of foreign tourist visits,” said the Mari. The increase in visitors, especially domestic tourists during the holiday feast, played an important role in order the target for domestic tourists this year of totally 245 million trips and expenditure of IDR 171.5 billion could be achieved. In terms of expenditures, the potential of domestic tourists contributed

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The firefighters are trying to put out the blaze which happen in Taman Nusa, Gianyar.

Fire threatens to delay inauguration of Taman Nusa project Gianyar (Bali Post)—

The fire afflicting the 12 models of traditional house in Taman Nusa attraction project at Belahpane hamlet, Sidan village, Gianyar, caused the inauguration plan of the attraction to be delayed. Public and Gianyar Government have been waiting for the operation of Taman Nusa that will become the development of tourism pie in Eastern Gianyar. On Monday (Sep 3), the Head of Gianyar Tourism Agency, AA Bagus Ari Brahmanta, said that as per initial plan the Taman Nusa attraction would be operated this year. Licensing requirements of the Taman Nusa project had been complete. In addition, the management had also got in touch with us and would ask the regent to inaugurate

the tourist attraction coinciding with the International Tourism Day on September 27, 2012. However, the fire accident happening a few days ago threatened to delay the inauguration of the tourist attraction. Except, the miniatures of traditional house of some regions in Indonesia could be quickly rebuilt, so that the inauguration would not be delayed, he explained. Against the disaster, the project owner of Taman Nusa from Riau fully handed over the fire case to police department. Police would investigate to find out the cause of fire. Investor stated to local government if the Taman Nusa attraction project could have been completed would absorb at least 300 employees. The Taman Nusa attraction was built on a land area of

approximately 15 hectares, right on Melangit riverbank. The new tourist area in Gianyar was currently under construction and the miniature of the Indonesia Miniature Park. Various pavilions in traditional architecture were adapted to each ethnic group and the auditorium could be used for performance of traditional arts such as theater and dance, he said. Meanwhile, police department handling the fire case in the Nusa park project had not indicated any results. The Forensic Laboratory Team of Bali Police investigating the fire case had not published the results yet, explained the Chief of Criminal Detective Unit of Gianyar Police, Nengah Sadiarta, with permission from the Chief of Gianyar Police. (kmb16)

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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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Forget 3D. Your dream TV should be 4K

The 3D-TV fad seems to be fading -- and giant, cinema-style 4K sets are the newest cutting-edge tech marvels destined for your living room. A truckload of new TVs, with screen resolutions four times greater than so-called full HD screens, are being unveiled at this week’s IFA technology show in Berlin. The screens -- referred to as 4K or ultradefinition -- were among dozens of new gadgets on display for the 250,000 people who descended on Berlin’s conference halls. The show features gear ranging from big-screen smartphones to self-stirring cookware, but the big buzz this year is about 4K. The first sets should be available for preorder this fall. There were still plenty of 3D screens, including a 103-inch Panasonic set that doesn’t require viewers to wear 3D glasses. The excitement over them, however, seems to be dying down. The new 4K sets from LG, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba show a level of detail you’d expect on a movie screen; their resolution equals that of professional cinema

cameras, like the Red One. The detail is stunning, and viewers can comfortably sit close to the screen. Even from only a few inches away, it’s impossible to discern a single pixel. Sony claims that chips in its flagship set can scour normal Bluray films and display extra details, producing pictures far sharper than what normal sets can offer. In demonstrations, films looked stunning on the new screens. Not to be outdone, Panasonic teamed up with Japanese broadcaster NHK to create an 8K set -- with resolution four times greater than its rivals’ and 16 times greater than Full HD. There is just one problem, of course: storage. There is no media suitable for storing 4K films just yet. Normal Blu-ray discs aren’t designed for the new format. In Berlin, most tech companies demonstrated their sets with slowmotion landscape videos.

founder and president Bas Lansdorp said in a statement. “A little more than a year ago we embarked down this path, calling upon industry experts to share in our bold dream. Today, we have moved from a technical plan into the first stage of funding, giving our dream a foundation in reality.” Initial sponsors include Byte Internet (a Dutch Internet/Webhosting provider); Dutch lawfirm VBC Notarissen; Dutch consulting company MeetIn; New-Energy.tv (an independent Dutch web station that focuses on energy and climate); and Dejan SEO (an Australia-based search engine optimization firm). [Video: ‘Big Brother’ on Mars?] “Mars One is not just a daring

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DENPASAR - Bali’s Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners (PHRI) supports local government’s plan to implement moratorium of new hotel development in the area, PHRI Chairman Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said here on Tuesday.

Private Manned Mars Mission Gets First Sponsors

A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a permanent Red Planet colony has received its first funding from sponsors, officials announced this week. Mars One plans to fund most of its ambitious activities via a global reality-TV media event, which will follow the mission from the selection of astronauts through their first years on the Red Planet. But the sponsorship money is important, helping the company — which had been self-funded for the last 18 months — get to that point, officials said Wednesday (Aug. 29). “Receipt of initial sponsorship marks the next step to humans setting foot on Mars,” Mars One

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project, but the core of what drives human spirit towards exploration of the unknown. We are privileged to be a supporter of this incredible project,” said Dan Petrovic, general director of Dejan SEO. Mars One aims to launch a series of robotic missions between 2016 and 2020 that will build a habitable outpost on the Red Planet. The first four astronauts will set foot on Mars in 2023, and more will arrive every two years after that. There are no plans to return these pioneers to Earth. Company officials say they’ve talked to a variety of private spaceflight firms around the world and have secured at least one supplier for every major piece of the Mars colony mission. The corporate sponsorship money will be used mostly to fund the conceptual design studies provided by the aerospace suppliers, each of which require 500 to 2,500 man-hours to complete, officials said. Mars One estimates that it will cost about $6 billion to put the first four humans on the Red Planet. The company hopes the “Big Brother”style reality show will pay most of these costs. The televised action is slated to begin in 2013, when Mars One begins the process of selecting its 40-person astronaut corps. IBP/ist If all goes according to plan, the first Mars One astronauts will touch down on the Red Planet in 2023.

Russia to put shock images on cigarette packs

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Russia on Monday unveiled a series of graphic images, including of a gangrenous foot and a still-born baby, that will be printed on cigarette packs as the country tries to trim its sky-high rates of smoking. The health ministry published photographs on its website for use by cigarette companies, which will be obliged to print them on cigarette packs from May next year as Russia tightens its laws towards a Western-style crackdown on smoking. The pictures show a bluetinted image of a dead baby and a graphic image of a blackened gangrenous foot, as well as more figurative images such as a woman’s hand making a “thumbs-down” gesture to represent impotency. “Global experience shows that shocking pictures on cigarette packs significantly influenced changes in perception of smoking by smokers themselves,” the ministry said. The average Russian smoker consumes 17 cigarettes per day, with men smoking an average of 18 cigarettes and women 13,

the health ministry said, citing the World Health Organisation’s Global Adult Tobacco Survey statistics. The survey published in 2009 found that 39.1 percent of Russians smoked, which the WHO said was one of the world’s highest rates of tobacco use. Deputy health minister Sergei Velmyaikin estimated that Russia lost almost 1.5 trillion rubles ($46 billion) per year from tobaccorelated deaths among people of working age, the Interfax news agency reported. The WHO said that graphic warnings on packs would be a “major step forward in The Russian Federation to be compliant with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.” Russia two years ago introduced large written warnings of the health consequences of smoking on packs, following Western practice. On Friday, the health ministry submitted a draft bill to lawmakers that would introduce Westernstyle smoking bans in restaurants from 2014 in a country where non-smoking areas are still usually a token gesture.

“We agree to support the government to stop development of new hotels having potential to disturb local agriculture and culture,” Sukawati, who is also the Gianyar district head, said. He argued the existence of new hotel can also trigger unhealthy competition among entrepreneurs. “In a more competitive environment, some hotel owners may cheat by releasing fictive booking to attract visitors who need hotel check for reimburse to their office,” he took example. He suggested the Bali government to include his organization in the process of giving permit for new hotel development. He also asked the local government to firmly implement Regional Law Number 16/2009 about Bali’s city plan.

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The photo shows sign board of hotel room’s price in Kuta, Bali Island. Bali’s Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners (PHRI) supports local government’s plan to implement moratorium of new hotel development in the area, PHRI Chairman Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said here on Tuesday.

Balinese Wedding The pawiwahan (marriage, weddings of a Hindu couple) is a very important part of Balinese social life. The ritual generally takes place in the home of the groom, a further confirmation of the typical patriarchal inclinations of Balinese culture, and is per- formed by a priest. The newlyweds to be, dressed in very colorful and refined garments, worn only for the day of the wed- ding, will withdraw in prayer in the family temple. This is followed by the presentation of offerings in the pelinggih and by a series of ritual gestures. A very typical moment in the ceremony occurs when the bride offers the groom several different beverages: a conventional way to reiterate that the woman. as a wife, commits herself to obeying her husband and to lovingly care for him for the rest of their lives. Many Balinese marriages are still prearranged or negotiated, though young men may also “kidnap” their wives, and mixedcaste marriages are increasingly common. Marriage customs differ

from caste to caste and village to village, but all Balinese marriage practices share fundamental similarities. There are basically two ways to get married on Bali, ‘ngerorod’ and ‘mapadik’. Ngerorod

This is marriage by elopement, in which the prearranged honeymoon precedes the wedding ceremony. Since it’s otherwise quite expensive to marry on Bali, ‘ngerorod’ is becoming more and more popular. It has particular appeal to the Balinese sense of theater. Balinese love a spectacular kidnapping in which friends of the suitor capture a woman in the fields, on the road, or down by the river. Theatrics are paramount: she is expected to bite and kick her abductors in mock self-defense. These days it’s more stylish and fashionable for the woman to be whisked away in a hired sedan, and more often than not she goes willingly. The couple then repairs to a friend’s house stocked with provisions, offerings, and the

bride’s wardrobe. The woman’s infuriated father sounds the alarm demanding to know what has become of his daughter. A search party is organized which eventually returns unsuccessful and exhausted. Meanwhile, the couple is consummating the marriage before special offerings (sesayut tabuh rah) have the time to wilt. These offerings alone make the marriage binding by customary law. Emissaries of the groom visit the bride’s father to argue the advantages of the union. Begrudgingly, the girl’s father gives in, after a suitable bride price has been agreed upon. The groom’s father must finance and conduct the marriage ceremony, welcoming the bride as a new daughter into the family. The actual public wedding, within 42 days of the staged kidnapping, is only an official confirmation of their union. They are already married in the eyes of the gods. Mepadik

This is marriage by consent, in which an upper-class couple conducts a formal courtship. Since daughters were once regarded

as property useful for attaining a family’s social and political goals, high-caste families tried to wed a son to the daughter of a friend or relative so a blood bond would unite the resources of both families. Under no circumstances may a woman “marry down,” i.e., take a commoner. The preferred marriage is through a parallel patri-cousin, the father’s brother’s daughter. It has been noted that Triwangsa couples often get along so well because they are all first cousins. Traditionally, the man or his father journeys three times to the bride’s house with food and ‘sirih’. When the bride’s family visits, the groom’s father is obliged to give them food, ‘sirih’ is chewed (an ancient, ritualistic means of coming to agreement), and presents are exchanged. The groom then regularly visits the home of his prospective bride, presenting gifts and performing services for his future father-inlaw. The groom’s family arranges and pays for the wedding; the date set well in advance on a propitious day. Wedding guests are often entertained by profes-

sional storytellers and musicians. Enormously detailed rules govern dining and seating arrangements. Sometimes the bride’s family is not even invited. The actual ceremony varies. It could be very simple and short, presided over by a common temple ‘pemangku’, or it may be elaborate, expensive, and go on all day. Both the bride and groom dress in bright ‘songket’, with brocades of gold thread, and the woman’s hair is decorated with glittering gold flowers. Usually the bride and groom offer food to one another, then simulate such domestic duties such as washing, cooking rice, and cutting bamboo. Prayers are intoned, and then the couple eats together in public, feeding each other. This is an important symbolic act, as in former times only married men and women were allowed to eat food together in public. The priest then performs a ritual purification and blesses the couple. Neither rice nor flowers are thrown. Today there could very well be a Western-style buffet reception held afterward where speeches are offered by members of the two families.


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The pillars are for the Nusa Dua toll are seen. the development of the new road destroyed the mangrove plants along the shoe and it could negative effect for the future.

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Water discharge decreases, subak plants late Negara (Bali Post)—

Discharge of water coming down from the springs in the upstream becomes increasingly smaller. Protected forest and land use conversion is the trigger of this condition. Signs of the nature’s destruction have showed a real impact as felt by farmers that rely on their irrigation on the springs. During dry season, virtually all the rivers in Jembrana dry out. If there is water flow it must be very small. A number of subak territories having had a regular cropping pattern live through a change and cannot plant on time. Subak Yehembang, for instance, should have started irrigating their farmland and planting rice, but it was finally late because of small water flow. One of the farmers, Dewa Murdika, 43, from Bale Agung hamlet, Yehembang village, said he could not plant

on time because there was no water. As mentioned in the earlier meeting, the subak members should irrigate their farmland at the end of August, but as no water available their farmland could not be irrigated until September. He believed the water crisis was caused by the even deforestation. It had become a common secret where the forest had been cultivated and people could easily go in and out of protected forest. The forest land had been transformed by planting it with production plants as cultivating their

The deforestation which happen in Jembrana

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own gardens. In the past, despite afflicted by drought, the water in the river and trench remained to flow and could be exploited by communities. In contrast, the water had now been shrinking where the depth did not reach the calf of adults. Deputy Chief of Subak Yehembang, Gede Suardika, said the water discharge reduction only happened this time so the planting schedule at Subak Timur delayed. The condition was triggered by a combination of drought and forest destruction. Without looking for immediate solutions, it would threaten the subak. Decline in water was very influential to the planting plan. His party did not want to accuse someone or particular parties, but the matter of forest had been generally known. “As an organization, we will not criticize or accuse anyone that has caused the forest destruction, but we hope there will be a breakthrough to overcome this environmental problem,” he explained. It should be attempted how people in the downstream and upstream could be mutually beneficial. Government had tried some measures such as reforestation, but it had not been maximal. Meanwhile, it was difficult to prohibit people from going into the forest as related to job opportunities and economic issues. Appropriate solution was required to benefit both parties where subak could still work properly and community living adjacent to the forest would not be disturbed. (kmb26)

Condition of alcohol poisoning victims getting better Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Up to Monday (Sep 3), the condition of alcohol poisoning victims at Katung, Kintamani, began to get better. Until Monday, the total patients treated in Sanglah Hospital came to 45 people. “Four additional patients came in on Sunday afternoon, but all were allowed to go home on the same day. Therefore, the total inpatient is 9 people,” said Spokesperson of Sanglah Hospital, Kadek Nariyantha, when met on Monday (Sep 3). After undergoing dialysis process, according to Nariyantha, condition of the 9 patients was gradually getting better. They no longer had complaint about nausea and vomiting as they felt when initially came into the hospital. Likewise, the blurry eye symptom was not found. Although getting better, his party could not ascertain when the nine patients under treatment could go home. “Their condition should be observed first. When completely cured, they will be allowed to go home,” said Nariyantha. According to the Division Head of Forensic Medicine of Sanglah Hospital, IB Putu Alit, various symptoms of alcohol poisoning and severity of reaction felt by each victim highly depended on the condition and endurance. He said the alcohol or ethyl alcohol, namely the consumable alcohol, rarely caused death. Lethal dosage was 500 mg. Unlike methanol, it could cause death in the amount of 30-100 cc. “However, the death due to alcohol rarely happens. At the dosage of 300 mg has caused muscle dysfunction, hallucinations, hypothermia and neurological disorders, so that the victim will be unable to drink more,” said Alit. He continued that people’s reac-

tion against the alcohol contained in liquor varied and depended on their body condition, the amount of alcohol content, body weight and age. Basically, alcohol had an influence in suppressing the central nervous system when getting absorbed in the body. In higher concentration, according to Alit, alcohol could cause disorders to nervous system and cause death. Consumption in the long term, other than affecting the nerves that resulted in dementia, also disturbed the liver function. According to Alit, alcoholic beverages could be drunk as long as the alcohol content complying with the rules. The alcohol was metabolized well by the body if the content was about 20 percent or 20 mg. More than the content would make the body difficult carry out metabolic processes so that harmed the body system. Different content of alcohol caused different influence. Alcohol content 30 mg could make a drinker easily get aroused, while 30-50 mg affected the self-control, reaction speed and eyesight. For consumption of 60-80 mg, the drinker would experience an impairment of three-dimensional visual and hearing. “Consumption of 80-100 mg can cause poisoning to vital center and consumption of 300 mg can cause muscle and nerve dysfunction, and above that content can cause paralysis and death,” explained Alit. The current problem was, added Alit, the alcohol content of many alcoholic drinks produced by cottage industry was unknown. “There has been no standard regulating the allowable alcoholic content in the cottage industry. Besides, no one has examined the content of substances mixed into the alcoholic drink produced by cottage industry,” explained Alit. (san)

Japan to set energy policy but “no stance” on nuclear: minister REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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TOKYO - Japan is scheduled to set national energy policy early next week, Economics Minister Motohisa Furukawa said on Tuesday, although he said the government had not taken any particular position on the main question over the role of nuclear power. An anti-nuclear clamor has grown in Japan since an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March last year, triggering the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. The government, mindful of public opinion ahead of an election, had been hinting that it might set a target of eliminating atomic power by 2030 - a big shift for an economy that

had planned to boost nuclear energy before last year’s accident. Furukawa said the ruling Democratic Party would draw up the policy at the end of the week. “The party plans to compile the policy this week, and based on the party’s discussions, the government is on course to set its policy sometime between this weekend and early next week,” he told reporters.

But he suggested the government might dodge the crucial question over the long-term role of nuclear in the energy mix. “The government has not adopted any particular stance,” he said when asked if the new policy would contain a reference to “zero nuclear”. The government is considering three options for its energy portfolio: reduce nuclear power to zero as soon as possible, aim for 15 percent by 2030, or seek a 20-25 percent share by the same date. The share was about 30 percent before last year’s accident, which forced the government to scrap a 2010 plan to boost nuclear power’s share to more than half of electricity needs by 2030.

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Nine police hurt in more Northern Ireland sectarian riots Reuters

LONDON - Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon on rioters late on Monday in a second night of sectarian clashes between Catholics and Protestants that left nine police officers injured. Police fired plastic rounds for the first time during the disturbances after protesters threw petrol bombs, fireworks, bricks and stones at officers trying to separate rival groups in north Belfast. Rioters from the Protestant group hijacked a van at one point and pushed it at police lines. At least three of the injured officers were taken to a hospital. The second night of disturbances followed a march by a Catholic Irish nationalist band in an area where Protestant groups were recently barred from marching. At least 47 officers were hurt

in clashes on Sunday in the dispute over the rights of the two communities to hold parades in the area. Last weekend, seven police officers were hurt in the same area when a Protestant band marched past a Catholic church playing music in defiance of a ban from the parades commission, which regulates marches in the province. Paramilitary violence between the province’s mainly Catholic republicans and pro-British Protestants, which raged on and off for three decades, has largely ended since a peace agreement was signed in 1998, but much of Belfast remains divided along sectarian lines. Riots often erupt during the summer months when Protestant groups hold traditional parades that are seen as provocative by Catholic nationalists, many of whom want to be part of a united Ireland.

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Police use a water cannon on loyalist rioters in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

Cameron set for reshuffle this week Agence France Presse

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron attends the evening session of the swimming competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London.

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to reshuffle his ailing government on Tuesday, but with unpopular Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne expected to keep his job despite continued economic gloom. In his first move since MPs returned following the summer break, Cameron on Monday began the reshuffle by moving Andrew Mitchell from International Development Secretary to chief whip, the government’s enforcer during parliamentary votes. But the premier resisted calls to remove Osborne, who was roundly booed at the 80,000-capacity Olym-

pic Stadium in east London on Monday night when presenting athletics medals at the Paralympics. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May are also expected to survive despite the coalition government’s dwindling popularity, reports suggested. Explaining his decision to move Mitchell, Cameron said: “Andrew has done a superb job as Britain’s development secretary. He has made British development policy transparent, focused and highly effective. “As chief whip, Andrew will ensure strong support for our radical legislative programme, by working hard to win the argument

in the Commons as well as playing a big role in the No 10 team. “He will be invaluable as the government embarks on the next, vital phase of its mission to restore our economy to growth and reform our public services.” The Conservatives are in coalition with the centrist Liberal Democrats, led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who has faced questions from within his own party about his leadership. During the parliamentary holiday, Cameron has faced unrest from within his own centre-right Conservative Party, with one former minister asking whether he was “man or mouse”.


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Investors on hold for central banks

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DENPASAR - Recently, the Island of the Gods was afflicted by many investment products offering benefits beyond the acceptable limit. On that account, Balinese community is encouraged to be careful in selecting investment products.

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LONDON - European shares and the euro traded in tight ranges on Tuesday as investors wait to see what the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve will do to tackle slowing global growth.

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A television journalist reports from outside the Finance Ministry as civil servants protest, in Madrid, Friday Aug. 10. 2012. Spain’s ailing banks won’t likely need to tap all the €100 billion ($125.7 billion) that’s been made available by the country’s euro partners, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Monday.

Spain sees $125 billion as enough for banks Associated Press

MADRID — Spain’s ailing banks won’t likely need to tap all the €100 billion ($125.7 billion) that’s been made available by the country’s euro partners, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Monday. In a further indication that Spain’s economic problems are not as acute as some in the markets have been fearing, De Guindos also insisted that no additional austerity measures will be needed to meet the Spanish government’s deficit-reduction target. Spain is battling to avoid the same bailout fate as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus. However, De Guindos said Spain’s most troubled bank, Bankia, will get urgent aid, while two indebted Spanish regions appealed for emergency funding to deal with a crippling liquidity crunch. Spain’s banks have an estimated €184 billion in problematic real estate loans and investments following the collapse of the country’s property market in 2008. The other 16 eurozone countries have set aside the rescue package to help troubled Spanish lenders. “In principle, it looks like not

all of (the €100 billion) will be used,” De Guindos told Onda Cero radio. De Guindos said austerity policies being enacted by the government will be enough for Spain to meet its target of reducing the budget deficit to 6.3 percent of national income this year from 9 percent last. The government has already unveiled a €65 billion package of tax hikes and spending cuts. “Spain has already set out a path which is sufficient for the problems we face,” De Guindos said. He said he didn’t expect other eurozone countries to demand more economic reforms in Spain. Spain agreed late Monday to make an emergency injection of €4.5 billion ($5.7 billion) into Bankia SA, buying new shares in the lender nationalized in May. Bankia has become the poster child for the country’s hurting banks, saddled by billions in soured real estate assets. Bankia has called for a total of €19 billion in public aid. The total amount that will be injected into Bankia should be made public in coming weeks after audits of Spain banks are completed, said a statement from the fund for the orderly restructuring of

banks, or FROB, a bank rescue fund set up to help Spain’s deeply troubled financial sector. Spain is in a double-dip recession with a near 25 percent unemployment rate. Investors fearing Spain may not be able to pay off its debts have charged high prices for loans to the country. That’s piled the pressure on Spain to reduce its swollen deficit, cut central and regional government spending and clean up its banking system. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Madrid on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday that Spain must push through its reform plans to improve the long-term prospects of its economy and alleviate market concerns. Spain’s heavily indebted regions are another concern for the government. The northeastern region of Catalonia, which announced last week it would seek €5.02 billion in aid from the central government, said Monday it urgently needs money and won’t be able to wait until September, as planned, El Pais reported. Also, the regional government of Andalucia is asking for €1 billion in emergency funding, it said.

The ECB’s next step looked more certain after its President Mario Draghi told European lawmakers on Monday that the central bank’s purchases of short-term sovereign bonds would not breach any European Union rules. If the ECB meets expectations, the market’s focus will likely turn to the Fed’s policy-making meeting next week where it will consider whether further monetary easing is warranted. The U.S. Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing data is due out later after similar surveys on Monday showed factory activity is slowing around the world. Friday’s August U.S. non farm payrolls report will also be crucial. Oil and gold prices were supported by the prospect of central bank stimulus with Brent crude around $116 a barrel, and the gold price at $1,696.91 an ounce.

Lufthansa flight attendants strike at 3 airports

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BERLIN — A union representing Lufthansa flight attendants called members at Frankfurt and Berlin’s Tegel airport out on strike Tuesday, escalating a pay dispute with Germany’s biggest airline and forcing widespread flight cancelations. The UFO union called on Berlinbased members to walk out for eight hours starting at 5 a.m. (0300 GMT), and their counterparts at Frankfurt, Germany’s busiest airport and Lufthansa’s main hub, to follow at 6 a.m. (0400 GMT). UFO also planned to hit Germany’s second-busiest airport, Munich, on Tuesday. An 11-hour walkout there was set to start at 1 p.m. (1100 GMT). Lufthansa said the walkouts would force it to cancel “a majority of flights.” It listed around 200 flights as canceled Tuesday morning, most of them to and

from Frankfurt — mostly on short- and medium-haul routes — but also flights to and from destinations including Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Beijing and Mexico City. The union opened its strike campaign with an eight-hour walkout in Frankfurt last Friday and warned of more to come if Lufthansa didn’t give ground. It has given only a few hours’ notice of where and when it plans to strike. UFO is seeking a 5 percent pay raise for the airline’s more than 18,000 cabin crew workers. Lufthansa has said it is offering a 3.5 percent raise. Other issues in their dispute include the possibility of Lufthansa transferring flight attendants to its partner budget airlines with cheaper contracts as part of a cost-saving program. Lufthansa is trying to cut costs amid tough competition from budget carriers in Europe and from rising Gulf airlines.

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Bali afflicted by unfair investment

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The ECB is expected to unveil details of a long awaited debt-buying scheme to tackle the region’s debt crisis at its policy meeting on Thursday, where it may also cut rates as the euro area heads towards a recession. “There are expectations that the ECB will detail bond buying plans for shorter term maturities and do something on the interest side, but more or less these aspects are priced in,” said Christian Stocker, equity strategist at UniCredit. The single currency was up 0.3 percent to $1.2625, hovering close to a high of $1.26378 posted last Friday, its strongest level since early July. Meanwhile, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European stocks was down 0.2 percent to 1,089.74 points in early trade, and the blue chip Euro STOXX 50 index had declined by 0.1 percent to 2,461.50 points.

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Hotel project being finished in Kuta, Bali Island.

Kuningan Day Ten days after Galungan Day, Balinese Hindu followers to celebrate the prosperity day of “Kuningan”. The day of Kuningan marks the elaborate temple festival at Sakenan Temple, one of the big temples in Bali. Sakenan Temple is located in Serangan Island, frequently called Turtle Island, an ideal site for surfing. The temple will be jam-packed by locals wearing traditional Balinese costumes for three days. To reach the temple, you can either go by boat, cars or bikes. You will pass a bridge linking the Serangan Island and the south of Denpasar. It takes only around 15 minutes drive to get there. Many travel agents have taken their guests to the island where they can watch the Balinese Hindu gathering in the temple for ritual ceremonial purposes. The Kuningan Day is the time for commemoration as the ancestors return to the heaven after ten days dwelling on earth and the Balinese express their gratitude to gods for

His mercy to the human races. Therefore, it is a time for holiday, visiting each other and fun. Every village in Bali will celebrate Kuningan in grand style, with colorful festivals held at the temple in some parts of Bali Island. The bamboo pole or locally called penjor, which has been erected at the front of each house compound’s entrance gate since a day before Galungan is redecorated by taking down the white clothes and substituted with the yellow clothes, symbolizing the prosperity. The Kuningan Day will provide an opportunity for travelers to see ritual procession. The day after is called as ‘Redite (Sunday) Wage Kuningan’. This day is spent concentrating the mind on holiness, to God Almighty, and also to ‘Pitara’, the holy ancestors’ spirits, asking for blessing and immunity from disasters or bad deeds. The next is the Pemacekan Agung that occurs 5 days after the Galungan and 5 days before Kuningan. ‘Pemacekan’ comes from word

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It was revealed by the Head of Capital Market Information Center of Denpasar, I Gusti Agung Alit Nityaryana. The community should be more observant and careful in observing the existing investment companies. “They should have clear licenses from the agencies having the authority to issue them,” said Alit Nityaryana, Monday (Sep 3). He said any investment product should have an operating license issued by relevant parties such as Bank Indonesia for banking license, capital market and financial supervisory agency (BapepamLK) for license of investment and insurance firms as well as cooperative agency for license of cooperative. In addition, people should also carefully analyze by logic related to benefits on offer beyond the acceptable limit. “Logic should be prioritized. Do not be lured by the offer with unfair advantage,” he said. According to him, the public interest to invest in Bali continued to rise. Evidently, the data

‘pacek’ means ‘pin’. Philosophically, this day is considered as the milestone of holiness. ‘Segehan Agung’ (Great Offering) are devoted at the front of the gates of houses, buildings and temples. On the day after, called ‘Anggara (Tuesday) Umanis Kuningan’, people prepare for the upcoming Kuningan. The following day, ‘Budha Pahing Kuningan’, is considered as the ‘Pujawali Bhatara Wisnu’ day; which means the day to worship the manifestation of God Almighty as God Wisnu, the Great Preserver of the Universe. The next two days, ‘Wrespati (Thursday) Pon Kuningan’, and followed by the ‘Penampahan Kuningan’, are religious days set aside to prepare for Kuningan. The day is devoted to Sang Hyang Pasupati, the Lord of Heirlooms. Tumpek Landep is derived from the words, Tumpek, meaning Saturday of Kliwon, and Landep, meaning sharp. During this day, the heirlooms

of KSEI until July noted that investors of capital markets with Bali identity card amounted to 4,165 with the most distribution located in Denpasar reaching 3,076 investors and Badung with 521 investors. “We want such a good interest should be persistently preserved or even increased. We are thoroughly optimistic if the capital market investors in Bali will continue to increase in the future,” he said. Mentioned, the continued stable growth of the Bali’s economy in the range of 6.5 percent would be able to boost the amount of capital market investors in this region. Moreover, lately the knowledge of Balinese people on the investment products existing in the stock market continued to rise. “Socialization measure taken so far is quite effective to boost the number of capital market investors in Bali,” he said. Consumer Protection Agency (LPK) of Bali also urged people not to be easily tempted by the

lure of high investment returns. Director of LPK Bali, Putu Armaya, assessed that many investments like multi level marketing (MLM), insurance and the like growing rampantly today deceived the community. “A lot of these investments end in fraud and afflict the people of upper middle class and lower middle class. One of the causes is the lack of information on the business of investment,” he said. He explained that many consumers today complained to LPK because they were victims of investment fraud. Intervention of the government in this matter was required by consumers, especially those of lower middle class. “Basically, people should not be lured by high investment returns. First of all, please check whether the investment has had a license,” he affirmed. According to Armaya, the failure of investment happened because consumers were less intelligent, thorough, and careful against all forms of investment on offer in Bali. “We appeal to consumers to be careful with the investment business offered in Bali. The government should also address this issue to provide a sense of security,” he concluded. (kmb27)

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The day of Kuningan marks the elaborate temple festival at Sakenan Temple, one of the big temples in Bali. Sakenan Temple is located in Serangan Island, frequently called Turtle Island, an ideal site for surfing.

such as the “kris” (wavy dagger) and other weapons kept at the family temple are taken out for a blessing that ensures the continuation of the magic powers that bring good fortune upon their owners. Generally the special offerings are made for all tools and other objects made of metal. All kitchen implements,

garden tools and metal parts of machinery and vehicles are cleaned, and adorned with a set of offerings. Visitors may experience the only place in the world where the roads are graced with numerous vehicles beautifully decorated with offerings and elaborate ornaments made from young coconut leaves.


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Thatcher’s suits raise £73,000 at auction Agence France Presse

Seven suits belonging to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including the one worn on the day she was confirmed as Conservative party leader, fetched £73,000 at a London sale. The jade green wool outfit worn for her Tory coronation in February 1975 proved to be the prize lot at the Christie’s auction, selling for £25,000 ($39,700, 31,500 euros) to an anonymous bidder. An online bidder in South Korea snapped up the six remaining garments for £48,125. The suits are thought to be the first of Thatcher’s clothes to be sold at a public auction. The divisive leader’s famous handbag which struck fear into the hearts of British ministers during the former premier’s rule sold at a charity auction last year for £25,000. Thatcher frequently used the black Asprey bag on important occasions, such as summits with then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during her 1979-1990 premiership. The items formed part of Christie’s “London Sale”, a unique auction held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.

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Prince Harry speaks at the WellChild awards ceremony in London on September 3, 2012. Prince Harry made light of his recent exploits in his first public appearance since naked photographs of him in a Las Vegas hotel room surfaced on the internet.

Prince Harry jokes about nude snaps at charity awards Agence France Presse

Prince Harry made light of his recent exploits in his first public appearance since naked photographs of him in a Las Vegas hotel room surfaced on the internet. Speaking at a London awards ceremony for seriously ill youngsters and their carers, Harry conceded it would be difficult to adequately describe their achievements. “But never one to be shy in coming forward, I’ll give it a go,” he said to laughs from the audience. However, the prince acted swift-

ly to ensure a six-year old boy, who earlier threatened to embarrass the royal, behaved himself. Alex Logan was asked by ITV News before the ceremony what he would say to the royal and replied: “I’m glad you’ve got your clothes on Prince Harry”. Debbie Logan, the youngster’s mother, later revealed that Harry said to her son “you keep looking up at your mum, looks like your dying to say something but you know she will tell you off. “I heard you were on ITV earlier,

you said something cheeky, let’s not talk about that here,” added the prince. Harry, 27, was photographed naked with a mystery woman during a game of “strip billiards” in a Las Vegas hotel suite. The images, first published on a US website last Wednesday, rapidly went viral and caused a furore in Britain. Harry was speaking at the awards ceremony for WellChild, a UK-based charity of which he is patron.

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Seven suits belonging to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, pictured in 2010, including the one worn on the day she was confirmed as Conservative party leader, fetched £73,000 at a London sale on Monday.

Bali tourism ... From page 1 Shifting of tourists was also recognized by Chairman of Bali Tourist Transport Association (Pawiba), Bagus Soediana. It was evident from the reservation of bus particularly by European market in 2012 where it tended to order the buses with the capacity of less than 20 seats. “Long distance journey, including the influence of the economic crisis, has caused more European tourists making a visit to Bali to come in smaller group,” he said. According to him, European tourists spending holidays in Bali now rarely came in a big group. This condition encouraged the group of tourists from Europe to order a tourist bus with a maximum capacity of 20 seats. “Before the economic crisis, the group of European tourists spending holidays to Bali reached 100 people. Currently, the Bali tourism perpetrators lose out the big group of foreign tourists, especially from Europe,” he said. Nevertheless, the Bali tourism perpetrators, admitted Soediana, could still get big tourist groups from Asia if compared to the arrival of big group of tourists from Australia that was not too obtrusive. “In years to come, we do expect the travel agencies can attract more big groups of Australian tourists. On that account, the members of Bali Tourism Transport Association (Pawiba) can add the operation of tourist bus with the capacity of 40 seats in Bali,” he added. (kmb27)

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INDONESIA Clinton urges ASEAN unity dealing with territorial disputes Associated Press

JAKARTA — Southeast Asian states must present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea to “literally calm the waters,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. And she urged all involved to make “meaningful progress” on a process for ending conflicts “without coercion, without intimidation and certainly without the use of force” by November. In Indonesia’s capital before heading to China, Clinton offered strong U.S. support for a regionally endorsed six-point plan to ease rising tensions by implementing a code of conduct for all claimants to disputed islands. Jakarta is the headquarters of the Association of South East Asian Nations, and Clinton pressed the group to insist that China agree to a formal multilateral mechanism to reduce short-term risks of conflict and ultimately come to final settlements over sovereignty. The stance puts the U.S. squarely at odds with China, which has become increasingly assertive in pressing its territorial claims with its smaller neighbors and wants the disputes to be resolved individually with each country, giving it greater leverage than dealing with a bloc. Clinton made the case in Tuesday meetings with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and ASEAN secretary general Surin Pitsuwan, a day after she delivered the same message to Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. “The United States has a national interest, as every country does, in the maintenance of peace and stability, respect for international law, freedom of navigation, unimpeded lawful commerce in the South China Sea,” Clinton told reporters at a news conference with Natalegawa. “The United States does not take a position on competing territorial claims ... but we believe the nations of the region should work collaboratively to resolve disputes without

coercion, without intimidation and certainly without the use of force,” she said. “That is why we encourage ASEAN and China to make meaningful progress toward finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements.” Indonesia has played a leading role in putting the six-point plan together after ASEAN was unable to reach consensus on the matter in July. Clinton said the U.S. is “encouraged” by the plan but wants it acted on — particularly implementation and enforcement of the code of conduct, which has languished since a preliminary framework for it was first agreed upon in 2002. Clinton said the U.S. wants to see the disputes resolved between China and ASEAN. The U.S. believes the alliance has collective clout that its 10 members do not have individually, and Clinton said the U.S. sees it as important for ASEAN and China to have something to show for their efforts by a November summit of East Asian leaders that President Barack Obama plans to attend in Cambodia. “It is time for diplomacy,” she said. “We have the East Asia Summit coming up. This should be the goal that diplomacy pursues to try to attain agreement ... on a robust code of conduct to begin to try to literally calm the waters and enable people to work together toward better outcomes. I think we can make progress before the East Asia Summit and it is certainly in everyone’s interest that we do so.” Natalegawa agreed with Clinton on the importance of the code of conduct and the need to set it up quickly. “We must try to have the code of conduct,” he said. “Absent a code of conduct, absent the diplomatic process, we can be certain of more incidents and tension for our region. Absent an ASEAN unity, the question will become like a loose cannon in the way the issue is discussed.”

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks to the media as Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa listens during a press conference after their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Narcotics unit destroys drugs worth Rp1 billion Antara

JAKARTA - The West Jakarta Police narcotics unit has destroyed Rp1 billion worth of drugs, including 358 grams of cocaine, 1,486 grams of ecstasy and 1,975 grams of marijuana. The drugs were seized during the arrests of several suspects, such as Muklis Triharyanto, Gopil, Wahyu Triswayanto, Andri Yuniko, who are now doing time in Salemba prison. West Jakarta Police narcotics unit head Adj. Snr. Com Gembong Yudha said on Monday that the suspects were arrested two months ago in West and Central Jakarta. “All the drugs, which were worth a total of Rp1 billion, have been destroyed.” he added. The drugs were destroyed by narcotics experts from the National Police headquarters in the presence of West Jakarta State Judiciary. “Cocaine and ecstasy were mixed with water before being drained to the sewer in front of the police office, while the marijuana was burned,” Gembong noted.

The drugs are generally used as evidence by the police during their investigation and arrest of drugs dealers. “The investigative reports have been sent to the judiciary and will be presented in the court later, while the drugs were partly destroyed because the rest have been saved to conduct further investigation,” Gembong explained. He added that the ecstasy confiscated from the suspects had come from China, while the marijuana was brought from Aceh “and all of them are not related to Kampung Ambon”. “The suspects are dealers who sell the narcotics across Jakarta. We are still investigating this case to get hold of the major drug dealers,” Gembong said. The police have so far arrested 10,818 people who are potential victims of drug abuse. The suspects were convicted under Article 112, 114 and 132 of Narcotics Law and were sentenced to either life imprisonment or death.


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Historical and Archaeological Heritage Meanwhile in the west of the cave, there is a building retaining a squating statue inside, and the Ganesha as well as Men Brayut statue. The latter in Buddhist mythology is known as Hariti, the savior of children. In front of the cave, except for the guard statues, there are also fragments of building whose origin was unknown such as the building fragments that now being gathered in the temple’s courtyard located in the west of bathing pond. Fountain statues that have worked again in the holy bathing pond are divided into three parts and in terms of its style, they are probably derived from the eleventh century AD. Unfortunately, the statue fountain located in the middle of the pond, has not been found until now. In the meantime, in the southeast of Goa Gajah Temple occur two Buddha statues, one of them is without head while another is still good enough with the style of Central Java. The north side of this statue seemingly stay to stick on the cliffs, where the foot of the cliff temple has long fallen into the creek. On the side of this small can be found three-pronged relief of stupa and the ruins of the cliff temple having beautiful carvings. Based on archeological findings as mentioned above, it can be known the Goa Gajah Temple is derived from the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. In the past, it served

as a monastery of Buddhist monk and Shivite priest. This conservatism also shows the unification of Buddhism and Shiva went well.

For tourists who would like to visit to Goa Gajah Temple are required to wear a scarf or sarong because other than functioning

as archaeological attractions, this temple also poses a sacred place or sanctum. Sarongs and scarves are available at the location.

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NEW YORK — Didn’t take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open where things were headed.

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Serena Williams reacts during her match against Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova in the fourth round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in New York.

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“The first point of the whole match,” 82nd-ranked Andrea Hlavackova explained, “when I served, and she returned, like, a 100 mph forehand return, I was like, ‘OK, I know who I’m playing. You don’t have to prove it to me. I know.’” Monday’s match was less than 15 seconds old. It might as well have been over. Dominant from the moment she ripped that return of an 88 mph second serve, forcing Hlavackova into an out-of-control backhand that sailed well long, to the moment she powered a 116 mph service winner on the last point, Williams extended her 2½-month stretch of excellence with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to get to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Those two big zeros pretty much tell the story; it’s the fifth time in her career Williams won with what’s commonly called a “double bagel.” Some other impressive numbers:

Williams won 60 of 89 points, built a 31-9 edge in winners and improved to 23-1 since losing in the first round of the French Open. That run includes singles and doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the London Olympics. Next for the fourth-seeded Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008, is a match against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since winning the 2008 French Open by defeating 55th-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4. In the semifinals, the WilliamsIvanovic winner will meet either No. 10 Sara Errani or No. 20 Roberta Vinci, doubles partners who both eliminated higher-seeded women Monday and now face the uncomfortable prospect of trying to beat a best buddy. “Our friendship won’t change, no matter what, no matter who wins,”

said Vinci, noting that she expects they’ll have dinner together, as usual, Monday and Tuesday. Errani, the runner-up to Maria Sharapova at the French Open, got past No. 6 Angelique Kerber of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-3. Reaching her first singles quarterfinal in 32 career Grand Slam tournaments, Vinci stunned No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-4. “I really had the worst day,” said Radwanska, who could have moved up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings by reaching next weekend’s final. “She really mixes it up — a lot of slice, then suddenly hitting very well from the forehand side, then kick serve, drop shots, volleys as well, coming to the net. It’s really tough because she really had an answer for everything.” Radwanska could sympathize with Hlavackova’s plight, having lost to Williams in the Wimbledon final. “When she’s on fire, you can’t do anything about it. It doesn’t matter what you try to do, it’s going to be a winner,” Radwanska said. “It’s just Serena. She’s a great champion.”

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Goa Gajah Temple: Among the local residents, the Goa Gajah Temple is better known as Cave Temple, located in the west of Bedahulu Village, Blahbatuh Subdistrict, Gianyar Regency. It is about 27 km east of Denpasar. A visit to this temple can be done easily because it is only a few feet below the highway toward the village of Tampaksiring Indeed this temple was built at the valley of Petanu River having beautiful natural panorama. Goa Gajah was rediscovered in 1923 and in 1954 was rediscovered the bathing pond in front of the cave followed by the restoration and re-installation of the shower areas that originally located in front of the cave where its condition was incomplete. In the northern part of the temple, lies a carved Cave of Nature in the shape of the letter ”T”. Inside this cave there is a Ganesha statue considered as the god of sciences. Additionally, at the location can also be encountered some fragments of statues and a Trilangga surrounded by eight small phallus. In the cave wall, there are niches of the hermitage and the face of Cave is decorated with carvings depicting a jungle with its contents. Similarly, there is a short inscription which reads ”Kumon” and ”Sahywangsa”, which according to the type of letters it is alleged to originate in the eleventh century AD .

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Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday to become the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings on the PGA Tour. Woods made $544,000 after four rounds around the TPC Boston, pushing his career total to $100.35 million. Phil Mickelson is one spot back of Woods at $66.8 million. Mickelson placed fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead. Meanwhile World number one Rory McIlroy clinched his fifth PGA Tour title, and second in three starts, with a one-shot victory over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. McIlroy, who began the final round three shots behind Oosthuizen, fired a four-under-par 67 for a 20-under 264 that handed the 23-year-old Northern Irishman the second of the PGA Tour’s four FedExCup playoff events. Oosthuizen (71), who trailed

McIlroy by three strokes with six holes to play at the TPC Boston, finished alone in second while former world number one Tiger Woods (66) was alone in third a further shot back. The win was McIlroy’s third of the season and first since last month’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. It put him level with Woods for the most victories on the PGA Tour this year. “Today was great,” McIlroy told reporters. “I am delighted to get this win, delighted to go to No. 1 in the FedExCup, because it sets me up for a great next couple of weeks. “Going out with a three-shot deficit. I just wanted to get off to a good solid start and maybe put Louis under a little bit of pressure.” The win guarantees that McIlroy will go into the seasonending Tour Championship in Atlanta knowing that a victory there would earn him the overall FedExCup title and the bonus of $10 million. However, Monday’s final round at the TPC Boston was by no means a cakewalk for McIlroy.

Australia’s Jacqueline Freney won her fifth gold of the Games in the stand-out performance of the day, after a row involving sprinter Oscar Pistorius overshadowed the sporting action. World record holder Freney, who has cerebral palsy, took gold in a new Paralympic best of 1min 9.39sec in the S7 100m freestyle to add to her titles in the S7 50m butterfly, S7 100m backstroke and SM7 200m individual medley. Then with team-mates Ellie Cole, Madison Elliott and Katherine Downey, the 20-year-old added the women’s 4x100m freestyle 34 points relay, making it a clean sweep for the Aussies after the men’s team triumphed on Sunday. In that race, Matthew Cowdrey bagged his 10th Paralympic title in a career spanning three Games, needing just one more gold to become his country’s most successful Paralympian. “It’s absolutely incredible, I can’t explain how happy I am,” said Freney afterwards. “I’ve got eight events and my main one hasn’t even started yet, so these are just bonuses to me. Icing on the cake.” Earlier Britain’s swim queen Ellie Simmonds won the women’s S6 200m individual medley in 3min 5.39sec, breaking the world record she set in qualifying and adding to her S6

400m freestyle title. The teenager, who has a form of dwarfism, won the 400m and the 100m freestyle in Beijing four years ago at the age of just 13 and has become one of the faces of the London Games. Poland’s Natalia Partyka -- one of only two Paralympians to compete at this year’s Olympics -- won gold for the third consecutive Games in the women’s singles Class 10 table tennis.

“It has been a really good year for me, now I’m thinking about Rio (de Janeiro in 2016). To win a medal at the Olympics is now my dream. I want to achieve the same at the Olympics as I did at the Paralympics,” she said. Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, beat China’s Yang Qian 3-2, just weeks after she and Pistorius competed at the Olympics.

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Great Britain’s Eleanor Simmonds celebrates with the gold medal after winning the Women’s 200 metres IM Final SM6 category during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park in east London


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Sp rt A rich, good-looking and sad Ronaldo rattles Real “The people who work here know why,” he said after their routine 3-0 home win over Granada in which he scored a brace, and his comments dominated the sports headlines in Spain on Monday. “Enough in enough” ran the front page of sports daily Marca over a photo of a serious looking Ronaldo. “CR7 unsettles Madrid and activates the alarm bells after failing to celebrate his goals against Granada.” An El Mundo comment piece was headlined “Rich, good-looking and sad.” Amid rife speculation, Ronaldo’s agent and close friend Jorge Mendes said on Monday it was up to the player to decide if he wanted to go public or not with the reasons behind his sadness. “I am aware of the reasons behind Ronaldo’s words and it is up to him to disclose them or not,” Mendes wrote in a statement on his company’s website, Gestifute. (www.gestifute.com) “I am not surprise by them and they cause me no discomfort. Those who know my relationship with Ronaldo know he will always count on my

total solidarity,” he added. Radio station Cadena Ser and other media reported that Ronaldo had held a meeting with Real president Florentino Perez on Saturday where he said he did not feel he had the support of the dressing room, he was unhappy and wanted to leave. Ronaldo himself dismissed the idea that his feelings had anything to do with losing out to Andres Iniesta for the Best Player in Europe award on Thursday. There was media speculation that he was unhappy not to be offered an improved contract after his goal-scoring feats over the last three seasons. “Cristiano has the right to be annoyed about whatever he seems fit,” wrote a columnist in sports daily AS. “But it shows a lack of respect to his colleagues and the fans to be angry for reasons that one is not brave enough to make clear. If he wants more money, come out and say

PSG confirm Van der Wiel signing Agence France Presse

Paris Saint-Germain on Monday confirmed the signing of Dutch international right-back Gregory Van der Wiel from Ajax on a four-year deal. The 24-year-old agreed to join the Ligue 1 outfit on Friday, and PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti had admitted on Saturday that a deal for the player was all but done. Sources close to PSG said that the fee for Van der Wiel will be around 6 million euros ($7.5m), with his salary reaching 300,000 euros ($377,000) per month. “I am ready for a new challenge. At Ajax I have experienced some marvellous moments but the time for change has come,” Van der Wiel was quoted as saying in the Dutch press on Friday. He will provide competition at right-back for PSG captain and

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Vieri to be compensated over phone-tapping affair Agence France Presse

Former Italian international striker Christian Vieri is set to be compensated to the tune of one million euros after he fell victim to a phone-tapping affair, it was reported Monday. A dossier on Vieri, 39, was discovered by chance in 2006 as part of an unrelated investigation into the Italian telephone company Telecom Italia. It later transpired that his former club, Inter Milan, had been “spying on him”, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper website. In 2008 he sued the company for a total of 12 million euros and Inter for 9.25 million after complaining of “stalking and the wrongful acquisition of phone records”, according to www. gazzetta. it. The website said Vieri’s movements had been closely followed by his club via the telephone company during the 2000-01 season and again in 2004. The report added that the now retired striker, who was capped 49 times, would receive compensation of one million euros.

Reuters

MADRID - It is a common maxim that money cannot buy you happiness and CrisRonaldo, one of the world’s best paid players, appears to have become the latest to after saying he was “sad” at Real Madrid. The Portugal forward, who cost Real euros ($118.49 million) in 2009 and who earns around 11 million euros a year, Sunday’s La Liga win but added that it was for professional not personal

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tiano acknowledge this a record 94 million refused to elaborate after reasons.

so.” Ronaldo, who netted 46 league goals last season, has had a relatively quiet start to the campaign and looked below par in Real’s league opening draw against Valencia and in their shock 2-1 defeat at Getafe. The 27-year-old scored the winner against Barcelona in their Spanish Super Cup second leg win on Wednesday, but was pointedly serious and downbeat after scoring his goals against Granada on Sunday. Ronaldo, who asked to be substituted with a knock to his left thigh in the second half, joins up with the Portugal squad on Monday for their World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Zenit seal incredible Hulk, Witsel deals Agence France Presse

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal controls the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

France international Christophe Jallet. “He is a very good player, I saw him at Euro 2012,” Jallet told Canal+ television after Sunday night’s 2-1 win at Lille in Ligue 1. “Mine was the only position not to have two available players, this adds a bit of spice, I will need to be good in training to try and keep my place in the side at the weekend.” Van der Wiel attended the game at Lille, and was introduced to his future teammates by Ancelotti in the dressing room after the match.

Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg announced a major double signing on Monday, with Brazilian international attacker Hulk arriving from Portuguese giants Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel signing from Benfica. Both players have signed five-year contracts. The deal for Hulk was the first to be revealed, with Zenit’s club site announcing: “Congratulations to all of our supporters, to all of our fans, Hulk joined Zenit.” No financial details of the Hulk deal were disclosed, though Russian daily Sport Express reported, referring to an unnamed Zenit club source, that Zenit would pay Porto around 40 million euros ($50.4m) in several instalments over three years. However, the player’s agent, Teodoro Fonseca, told Portuguese agency Lusa that the fee was 60 million euros. The 26-year-old, who has won three Portuguese titles and the 2011 Europa League trophy with Porto since joining from the Japanese J League in 2008, has scored five goals in his 14 international appearances. Among the clubs who declared an interest in Hulk during the close season were Champions League holders Chelsea. The Russian giants later signed Belgian international midfielder Witsel for a confirmed 40 million euros from Porto’s bitter domestic rivals Benfica. The 23-year-old had joined Benfica from Standard Liege in July 2011 for 8 million euros. AP Photo/Paulo Duarte

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FC Porto’s Givanildo ‘Hulk’ Souza, from Brazil, reacts against an assistant referee’s decision during their 4-0 victory over Vitoria Guimaraes in a Portuguese League soccer match at the Dragao Stadium in Porto, Portugal, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File

FILE - In this June 12, 2012, file photo, United States’ Clint Dempsey, left, scores against Guatemala during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Guatemala City.

Spurs fans will love Dempsey - Klinsmann Reuters

MIAMI - Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Juergen Klinsmann believes fans of the North London club will warmly embrace their new American signing Clint Dempsey. Dempsey, who joined Spurs from Fulham shortly before the transfer deadline on Friday, is a key part of the Klinsmann-coached United States national team and the pair teamed up at training on Monday ahead of two World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica. Klinsmann, who scored 38 goals in 65 appearances in two spells with Spurs, has no doubt that Dempsey has what it takes to win the hearts of the White Hart Lane crowd. “He has that type of character and personality. He was admired and loved at Fulham and now it’s another level to step up to for him,” Klinsmann told reporters. “As long as you work hard, as long as you give everything that you have, he has all the technical ability and talent, the people will love him,” he said. Former Germany player and coach Klinsmann retains strong links with Spurs and is clearly delighted that a player, who is key to his bid to take the U.S. to the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014, will ply his trade at his old club. “I’m pleased because I can certainly tell him about that club, which is a very special one in England obviously,” he said. “He had that goal that he wanted to play European football, at the highest level as possible a n d h e s u ff e r e d over the last couple of weeks with the situation

and now it’s all done and he’s ready.” Dempsey, who scored 17 goals in the Premier League for Fulham last season, said he was looking forward to the next chapter of his career with Tottenham. “I think it’s the perfect fit for me - I wanted to play at the highest level and last season they finished fourth which would have qualified them for the Champions League if Chelsea hadn’t won the competition,” the 29-year-old said. But with Spurs, under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, bringing in several new faces, Dempsey knows he will have to fight for a place. “To play with some of the players there, to challenge myself, I know I’ve got my work cut out for me to try to break into that line-up but I am just looking forward that challenge and seeing if I can rise to it,” he added. The U.S. forward secured his desired move to a leading club after a close-season marred by tension with Fulham. Fulham’s Dutch coach Martin Jol accused Dempsey of refusing to play for the club while holding out for a move. After signing with Spurs late on Friday and watching their home draw with Norwich City on Saturday, Dempsey flew out to Miami to prepare for Friday’s qualifier in Kingston, Jamaica, leaving him little to time to say farewell to his former club. Despite the tension of recent weeks, as a rumoured move to Liverpool failed to materialise, Dempsey said he would have only positive memories of his time at Craven Cottage. “I was disappointed with the way things ended with Fulham, the way I was portrayed but when I look back at the five and a half years that I had there, I am always going to have a smile on my face,” he said. “I want to thank the fans for the great memories, I want to thank the chairman for taking a chance on me when I was in Major League Soccer and giving me the opportunity to play at that level. “I also want to thank my team-mates - I was lucky enough to play with a lot of great guys, there were no big egos on the team, just good people. “I always look back with great memories and hopefully the fans can do the same - I’ll always be grateful to Fulham.”


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Sp rt A rich, good-looking and sad Ronaldo rattles Real “The people who work here know why,” he said after their routine 3-0 home win over Granada in which he scored a brace, and his comments dominated the sports headlines in Spain on Monday. “Enough in enough” ran the front page of sports daily Marca over a photo of a serious looking Ronaldo. “CR7 unsettles Madrid and activates the alarm bells after failing to celebrate his goals against Granada.” An El Mundo comment piece was headlined “Rich, good-looking and sad.” Amid rife speculation, Ronaldo’s agent and close friend Jorge Mendes said on Monday it was up to the player to decide if he wanted to go public or not with the reasons behind his sadness. “I am aware of the reasons behind Ronaldo’s words and it is up to him to disclose them or not,” Mendes wrote in a statement on his company’s website, Gestifute. (www.gestifute.com) “I am not surprise by them and they cause me no discomfort. Those who know my relationship with Ronaldo know he will always count on my

total solidarity,” he added. Radio station Cadena Ser and other media reported that Ronaldo had held a meeting with Real president Florentino Perez on Saturday where he said he did not feel he had the support of the dressing room, he was unhappy and wanted to leave. Ronaldo himself dismissed the idea that his feelings had anything to do with losing out to Andres Iniesta for the Best Player in Europe award on Thursday. There was media speculation that he was unhappy not to be offered an improved contract after his goal-scoring feats over the last three seasons. “Cristiano has the right to be annoyed about whatever he seems fit,” wrote a columnist in sports daily AS. “But it shows a lack of respect to his colleagues and the fans to be angry for reasons that one is not brave enough to make clear. If he wants more money, come out and say

PSG confirm Van der Wiel signing Agence France Presse

Paris Saint-Germain on Monday confirmed the signing of Dutch international right-back Gregory Van der Wiel from Ajax on a four-year deal. The 24-year-old agreed to join the Ligue 1 outfit on Friday, and PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti had admitted on Saturday that a deal for the player was all but done. Sources close to PSG said that the fee for Van der Wiel will be around 6 million euros ($7.5m), with his salary reaching 300,000 euros ($377,000) per month. “I am ready for a new challenge. At Ajax I have experienced some marvellous moments but the time for change has come,” Van der Wiel was quoted as saying in the Dutch press on Friday. He will provide competition at right-back for PSG captain and

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Vieri to be compensated over phone-tapping affair Agence France Presse

Former Italian international striker Christian Vieri is set to be compensated to the tune of one million euros after he fell victim to a phone-tapping affair, it was reported Monday. A dossier on Vieri, 39, was discovered by chance in 2006 as part of an unrelated investigation into the Italian telephone company Telecom Italia. It later transpired that his former club, Inter Milan, had been “spying on him”, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper website. In 2008 he sued the company for a total of 12 million euros and Inter for 9.25 million after complaining of “stalking and the wrongful acquisition of phone records”, according to www. gazzetta. it. The website said Vieri’s movements had been closely followed by his club via the telephone company during the 2000-01 season and again in 2004. The report added that the now retired striker, who was capped 49 times, would receive compensation of one million euros.

Reuters

MADRID - It is a common maxim that money cannot buy you happiness and CrisRonaldo, one of the world’s best paid players, appears to have become the latest to after saying he was “sad” at Real Madrid. The Portugal forward, who cost Real euros ($118.49 million) in 2009 and who earns around 11 million euros a year, Sunday’s La Liga win but added that it was for professional not personal

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

tiano acknowledge this a record 94 million refused to elaborate after reasons.

so.” Ronaldo, who netted 46 league goals last season, has had a relatively quiet start to the campaign and looked below par in Real’s league opening draw against Valencia and in their shock 2-1 defeat at Getafe. The 27-year-old scored the winner against Barcelona in their Spanish Super Cup second leg win on Wednesday, but was pointedly serious and downbeat after scoring his goals against Granada on Sunday. Ronaldo, who asked to be substituted with a knock to his left thigh in the second half, joins up with the Portugal squad on Monday for their World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Zenit seal incredible Hulk, Witsel deals Agence France Presse

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal controls the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

France international Christophe Jallet. “He is a very good player, I saw him at Euro 2012,” Jallet told Canal+ television after Sunday night’s 2-1 win at Lille in Ligue 1. “Mine was the only position not to have two available players, this adds a bit of spice, I will need to be good in training to try and keep my place in the side at the weekend.” Van der Wiel attended the game at Lille, and was introduced to his future teammates by Ancelotti in the dressing room after the match.

Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg announced a major double signing on Monday, with Brazilian international attacker Hulk arriving from Portuguese giants Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel signing from Benfica. Both players have signed five-year contracts. The deal for Hulk was the first to be revealed, with Zenit’s club site announcing: “Congratulations to all of our supporters, to all of our fans, Hulk joined Zenit.” No financial details of the Hulk deal were disclosed, though Russian daily Sport Express reported, referring to an unnamed Zenit club source, that Zenit would pay Porto around 40 million euros ($50.4m) in several instalments over three years. However, the player’s agent, Teodoro Fonseca, told Portuguese agency Lusa that the fee was 60 million euros. The 26-year-old, who has won three Portuguese titles and the 2011 Europa League trophy with Porto since joining from the Japanese J League in 2008, has scored five goals in his 14 international appearances. Among the clubs who declared an interest in Hulk during the close season were Champions League holders Chelsea. The Russian giants later signed Belgian international midfielder Witsel for a confirmed 40 million euros from Porto’s bitter domestic rivals Benfica. The 23-year-old had joined Benfica from Standard Liege in July 2011 for 8 million euros. AP Photo/Paulo Duarte

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FC Porto’s Givanildo ‘Hulk’ Souza, from Brazil, reacts against an assistant referee’s decision during their 4-0 victory over Vitoria Guimaraes in a Portuguese League soccer match at the Dragao Stadium in Porto, Portugal, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File

FILE - In this June 12, 2012, file photo, United States’ Clint Dempsey, left, scores against Guatemala during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Guatemala City.

Spurs fans will love Dempsey - Klinsmann Reuters

MIAMI - Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Juergen Klinsmann believes fans of the North London club will warmly embrace their new American signing Clint Dempsey. Dempsey, who joined Spurs from Fulham shortly before the transfer deadline on Friday, is a key part of the Klinsmann-coached United States national team and the pair teamed up at training on Monday ahead of two World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica. Klinsmann, who scored 38 goals in 65 appearances in two spells with Spurs, has no doubt that Dempsey has what it takes to win the hearts of the White Hart Lane crowd. “He has that type of character and personality. He was admired and loved at Fulham and now it’s another level to step up to for him,” Klinsmann told reporters. “As long as you work hard, as long as you give everything that you have, he has all the technical ability and talent, the people will love him,” he said. Former Germany player and coach Klinsmann retains strong links with Spurs and is clearly delighted that a player, who is key to his bid to take the U.S. to the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014, will ply his trade at his old club. “I’m pleased because I can certainly tell him about that club, which is a very special one in England obviously,” he said. “He had that goal that he wanted to play European football, at the highest level as possible a n d h e s u ff e r e d over the last couple of weeks with the situation

and now it’s all done and he’s ready.” Dempsey, who scored 17 goals in the Premier League for Fulham last season, said he was looking forward to the next chapter of his career with Tottenham. “I think it’s the perfect fit for me - I wanted to play at the highest level and last season they finished fourth which would have qualified them for the Champions League if Chelsea hadn’t won the competition,” the 29-year-old said. But with Spurs, under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, bringing in several new faces, Dempsey knows he will have to fight for a place. “To play with some of the players there, to challenge myself, I know I’ve got my work cut out for me to try to break into that line-up but I am just looking forward that challenge and seeing if I can rise to it,” he added. The U.S. forward secured his desired move to a leading club after a close-season marred by tension with Fulham. Fulham’s Dutch coach Martin Jol accused Dempsey of refusing to play for the club while holding out for a move. After signing with Spurs late on Friday and watching their home draw with Norwich City on Saturday, Dempsey flew out to Miami to prepare for Friday’s qualifier in Kingston, Jamaica, leaving him little to time to say farewell to his former club. Despite the tension of recent weeks, as a rumoured move to Liverpool failed to materialise, Dempsey said he would have only positive memories of his time at Craven Cottage. “I was disappointed with the way things ended with Fulham, the way I was portrayed but when I look back at the five and a half years that I had there, I am always going to have a smile on my face,” he said. “I want to thank the fans for the great memories, I want to thank the chairman for taking a chance on me when I was in Major League Soccer and giving me the opportunity to play at that level. “I also want to thank my team-mates - I was lucky enough to play with a lot of great guys, there were no big egos on the team, just good people. “I always look back with great memories and hopefully the fans can do the same - I’ll always be grateful to Fulham.”


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Historical and Archaeological Heritage Meanwhile in the west of the cave, there is a building retaining a squating statue inside, and the Ganesha as well as Men Brayut statue. The latter in Buddhist mythology is known as Hariti, the savior of children. In front of the cave, except for the guard statues, there are also fragments of building whose origin was unknown such as the building fragments that now being gathered in the temple’s courtyard located in the west of bathing pond. Fountain statues that have worked again in the holy bathing pond are divided into three parts and in terms of its style, they are probably derived from the eleventh century AD. Unfortunately, the statue fountain located in the middle of the pond, has not been found until now. In the meantime, in the southeast of Goa Gajah Temple occur two Buddha statues, one of them is without head while another is still good enough with the style of Central Java. The north side of this statue seemingly stay to stick on the cliffs, where the foot of the cliff temple has long fallen into the creek. On the side of this small can be found three-pronged relief of stupa and the ruins of the cliff temple having beautiful carvings. Based on archeological findings as mentioned above, it can be known the Goa Gajah Temple is derived from the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. In the past, it served

as a monastery of Buddhist monk and Shivite priest. This conservatism also shows the unification of Buddhism and Shiva went well.

For tourists who would like to visit to Goa Gajah Temple are required to wear a scarf or sarong because other than functioning

as archaeological attractions, this temple also poses a sacred place or sanctum. Sarongs and scarves are available at the location.

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NEW YORK — Didn’t take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open where things were headed.

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Serena Williams reacts during her match against Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova in the fourth round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in New York.

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“The first point of the whole match,” 82nd-ranked Andrea Hlavackova explained, “when I served, and she returned, like, a 100 mph forehand return, I was like, ‘OK, I know who I’m playing. You don’t have to prove it to me. I know.’” Monday’s match was less than 15 seconds old. It might as well have been over. Dominant from the moment she ripped that return of an 88 mph second serve, forcing Hlavackova into an out-of-control backhand that sailed well long, to the moment she powered a 116 mph service winner on the last point, Williams extended her 2½-month stretch of excellence with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to get to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Those two big zeros pretty much tell the story; it’s the fifth time in her career Williams won with what’s commonly called a “double bagel.” Some other impressive numbers:

Williams won 60 of 89 points, built a 31-9 edge in winners and improved to 23-1 since losing in the first round of the French Open. That run includes singles and doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the London Olympics. Next for the fourth-seeded Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008, is a match against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since winning the 2008 French Open by defeating 55th-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4. In the semifinals, the WilliamsIvanovic winner will meet either No. 10 Sara Errani or No. 20 Roberta Vinci, doubles partners who both eliminated higher-seeded women Monday and now face the uncomfortable prospect of trying to beat a best buddy. “Our friendship won’t change, no matter what, no matter who wins,”

said Vinci, noting that she expects they’ll have dinner together, as usual, Monday and Tuesday. Errani, the runner-up to Maria Sharapova at the French Open, got past No. 6 Angelique Kerber of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-3. Reaching her first singles quarterfinal in 32 career Grand Slam tournaments, Vinci stunned No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-4. “I really had the worst day,” said Radwanska, who could have moved up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings by reaching next weekend’s final. “She really mixes it up — a lot of slice, then suddenly hitting very well from the forehand side, then kick serve, drop shots, volleys as well, coming to the net. It’s really tough because she really had an answer for everything.” Radwanska could sympathize with Hlavackova’s plight, having lost to Williams in the Wimbledon final. “When she’s on fire, you can’t do anything about it. It doesn’t matter what you try to do, it’s going to be a winner,” Radwanska said. “It’s just Serena. She’s a great champion.”

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Goa Gajah Temple: Among the local residents, the Goa Gajah Temple is better known as Cave Temple, located in the west of Bedahulu Village, Blahbatuh Subdistrict, Gianyar Regency. It is about 27 km east of Denpasar. A visit to this temple can be done easily because it is only a few feet below the highway toward the village of Tampaksiring Indeed this temple was built at the valley of Petanu River having beautiful natural panorama. Goa Gajah was rediscovered in 1923 and in 1954 was rediscovered the bathing pond in front of the cave followed by the restoration and re-installation of the shower areas that originally located in front of the cave where its condition was incomplete. In the northern part of the temple, lies a carved Cave of Nature in the shape of the letter ”T”. Inside this cave there is a Ganesha statue considered as the god of sciences. Additionally, at the location can also be encountered some fragments of statues and a Trilangga surrounded by eight small phallus. In the cave wall, there are niches of the hermitage and the face of Cave is decorated with carvings depicting a jungle with its contents. Similarly, there is a short inscription which reads ”Kumon” and ”Sahywangsa”, which according to the type of letters it is alleged to originate in the eleventh century AD .

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Tiger Woods made golf history, finishing third in the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday to become the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings on the PGA Tour. Woods made $544,000 after four rounds around the TPC Boston, pushing his career total to $100.35 million. Phil Mickelson is one spot back of Woods at $66.8 million. Mickelson placed fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead. Meanwhile World number one Rory McIlroy clinched his fifth PGA Tour title, and second in three starts, with a one-shot victory over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. McIlroy, who began the final round three shots behind Oosthuizen, fired a four-under-par 67 for a 20-under 264 that handed the 23-year-old Northern Irishman the second of the PGA Tour’s four FedExCup playoff events. Oosthuizen (71), who trailed

McIlroy by three strokes with six holes to play at the TPC Boston, finished alone in second while former world number one Tiger Woods (66) was alone in third a further shot back. The win was McIlroy’s third of the season and first since last month’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. It put him level with Woods for the most victories on the PGA Tour this year. “Today was great,” McIlroy told reporters. “I am delighted to get this win, delighted to go to No. 1 in the FedExCup, because it sets me up for a great next couple of weeks. “Going out with a three-shot deficit. I just wanted to get off to a good solid start and maybe put Louis under a little bit of pressure.” The win guarantees that McIlroy will go into the seasonending Tour Championship in Atlanta knowing that a victory there would earn him the overall FedExCup title and the bonus of $10 million. However, Monday’s final round at the TPC Boston was by no means a cakewalk for McIlroy.

Australia’s Jacqueline Freney won her fifth gold of the Games in the stand-out performance of the day, after a row involving sprinter Oscar Pistorius overshadowed the sporting action. World record holder Freney, who has cerebral palsy, took gold in a new Paralympic best of 1min 9.39sec in the S7 100m freestyle to add to her titles in the S7 50m butterfly, S7 100m backstroke and SM7 200m individual medley. Then with team-mates Ellie Cole, Madison Elliott and Katherine Downey, the 20-year-old added the women’s 4x100m freestyle 34 points relay, making it a clean sweep for the Aussies after the men’s team triumphed on Sunday. In that race, Matthew Cowdrey bagged his 10th Paralympic title in a career spanning three Games, needing just one more gold to become his country’s most successful Paralympian. “It’s absolutely incredible, I can’t explain how happy I am,” said Freney afterwards. “I’ve got eight events and my main one hasn’t even started yet, so these are just bonuses to me. Icing on the cake.” Earlier Britain’s swim queen Ellie Simmonds won the women’s S6 200m individual medley in 3min 5.39sec, breaking the world record she set in qualifying and adding to her S6

400m freestyle title. The teenager, who has a form of dwarfism, won the 400m and the 100m freestyle in Beijing four years ago at the age of just 13 and has become one of the faces of the London Games. Poland’s Natalia Partyka -- one of only two Paralympians to compete at this year’s Olympics -- won gold for the third consecutive Games in the women’s singles Class 10 table tennis.

“It has been a really good year for me, now I’m thinking about Rio (de Janeiro in 2016). To win a medal at the Olympics is now my dream. I want to achieve the same at the Olympics as I did at the Paralympics,” she said. Partyka, who was born without a right hand and forearm, beat China’s Yang Qian 3-2, just weeks after she and Pistorius competed at the Olympics.

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Thatcher’s suits raise £73,000 at auction Agence France Presse

Seven suits belonging to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including the one worn on the day she was confirmed as Conservative party leader, fetched £73,000 at a London sale. The jade green wool outfit worn for her Tory coronation in February 1975 proved to be the prize lot at the Christie’s auction, selling for £25,000 ($39,700, 31,500 euros) to an anonymous bidder. An online bidder in South Korea snapped up the six remaining garments for £48,125. The suits are thought to be the first of Thatcher’s clothes to be sold at a public auction. The divisive leader’s famous handbag which struck fear into the hearts of British ministers during the former premier’s rule sold at a charity auction last year for £25,000. Thatcher frequently used the black Asprey bag on important occasions, such as summits with then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during her 1979-1990 premiership. The items formed part of Christie’s “London Sale”, a unique auction held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.

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Prince Harry speaks at the WellChild awards ceremony in London on September 3, 2012. Prince Harry made light of his recent exploits in his first public appearance since naked photographs of him in a Las Vegas hotel room surfaced on the internet.

Prince Harry jokes about nude snaps at charity awards Agence France Presse

Prince Harry made light of his recent exploits in his first public appearance since naked photographs of him in a Las Vegas hotel room surfaced on the internet. Speaking at a London awards ceremony for seriously ill youngsters and their carers, Harry conceded it would be difficult to adequately describe their achievements. “But never one to be shy in coming forward, I’ll give it a go,” he said to laughs from the audience. However, the prince acted swift-

ly to ensure a six-year old boy, who earlier threatened to embarrass the royal, behaved himself. Alex Logan was asked by ITV News before the ceremony what he would say to the royal and replied: “I’m glad you’ve got your clothes on Prince Harry”. Debbie Logan, the youngster’s mother, later revealed that Harry said to her son “you keep looking up at your mum, looks like your dying to say something but you know she will tell you off. “I heard you were on ITV earlier,

you said something cheeky, let’s not talk about that here,” added the prince. Harry, 27, was photographed naked with a mystery woman during a game of “strip billiards” in a Las Vegas hotel suite. The images, first published on a US website last Wednesday, rapidly went viral and caused a furore in Britain. Harry was speaking at the awards ceremony for WellChild, a UK-based charity of which he is patron.

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Seven suits belonging to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, pictured in 2010, including the one worn on the day she was confirmed as Conservative party leader, fetched £73,000 at a London sale on Monday.

Bali tourism ... From page 1 Shifting of tourists was also recognized by Chairman of Bali Tourist Transport Association (Pawiba), Bagus Soediana. It was evident from the reservation of bus particularly by European market in 2012 where it tended to order the buses with the capacity of less than 20 seats. “Long distance journey, including the influence of the economic crisis, has caused more European tourists making a visit to Bali to come in smaller group,” he said. According to him, European tourists spending holidays in Bali now rarely came in a big group. This condition encouraged the group of tourists from Europe to order a tourist bus with a maximum capacity of 20 seats. “Before the economic crisis, the group of European tourists spending holidays to Bali reached 100 people. Currently, the Bali tourism perpetrators lose out the big group of foreign tourists, especially from Europe,” he said. Nevertheless, the Bali tourism perpetrators, admitted Soediana, could still get big tourist groups from Asia if compared to the arrival of big group of tourists from Australia that was not too obtrusive. “In years to come, we do expect the travel agencies can attract more big groups of Australian tourists. On that account, the members of Bali Tourism Transport Association (Pawiba) can add the operation of tourist bus with the capacity of 40 seats in Bali,” he added. (kmb27)

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INDONESIA Clinton urges ASEAN unity dealing with territorial disputes Associated Press

JAKARTA — Southeast Asian states must present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea to “literally calm the waters,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. And she urged all involved to make “meaningful progress” on a process for ending conflicts “without coercion, without intimidation and certainly without the use of force” by November. In Indonesia’s capital before heading to China, Clinton offered strong U.S. support for a regionally endorsed six-point plan to ease rising tensions by implementing a code of conduct for all claimants to disputed islands. Jakarta is the headquarters of the Association of South East Asian Nations, and Clinton pressed the group to insist that China agree to a formal multilateral mechanism to reduce short-term risks of conflict and ultimately come to final settlements over sovereignty. The stance puts the U.S. squarely at odds with China, which has become increasingly assertive in pressing its territorial claims with its smaller neighbors and wants the disputes to be resolved individually with each country, giving it greater leverage than dealing with a bloc. Clinton made the case in Tuesday meetings with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and ASEAN secretary general Surin Pitsuwan, a day after she delivered the same message to Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa. “The United States has a national interest, as every country does, in the maintenance of peace and stability, respect for international law, freedom of navigation, unimpeded lawful commerce in the South China Sea,” Clinton told reporters at a news conference with Natalegawa. “The United States does not take a position on competing territorial claims ... but we believe the nations of the region should work collaboratively to resolve disputes without

coercion, without intimidation and certainly without the use of force,” she said. “That is why we encourage ASEAN and China to make meaningful progress toward finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements.” Indonesia has played a leading role in putting the six-point plan together after ASEAN was unable to reach consensus on the matter in July. Clinton said the U.S. is “encouraged” by the plan but wants it acted on — particularly implementation and enforcement of the code of conduct, which has languished since a preliminary framework for it was first agreed upon in 2002. Clinton said the U.S. wants to see the disputes resolved between China and ASEAN. The U.S. believes the alliance has collective clout that its 10 members do not have individually, and Clinton said the U.S. sees it as important for ASEAN and China to have something to show for their efforts by a November summit of East Asian leaders that President Barack Obama plans to attend in Cambodia. “It is time for diplomacy,” she said. “We have the East Asia Summit coming up. This should be the goal that diplomacy pursues to try to attain agreement ... on a robust code of conduct to begin to try to literally calm the waters and enable people to work together toward better outcomes. I think we can make progress before the East Asia Summit and it is certainly in everyone’s interest that we do so.” Natalegawa agreed with Clinton on the importance of the code of conduct and the need to set it up quickly. “We must try to have the code of conduct,” he said. “Absent a code of conduct, absent the diplomatic process, we can be certain of more incidents and tension for our region. Absent an ASEAN unity, the question will become like a loose cannon in the way the issue is discussed.”

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks to the media as Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa listens during a press conference after their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

Narcotics unit destroys drugs worth Rp1 billion Antara

JAKARTA - The West Jakarta Police narcotics unit has destroyed Rp1 billion worth of drugs, including 358 grams of cocaine, 1,486 grams of ecstasy and 1,975 grams of marijuana. The drugs were seized during the arrests of several suspects, such as Muklis Triharyanto, Gopil, Wahyu Triswayanto, Andri Yuniko, who are now doing time in Salemba prison. West Jakarta Police narcotics unit head Adj. Snr. Com Gembong Yudha said on Monday that the suspects were arrested two months ago in West and Central Jakarta. “All the drugs, which were worth a total of Rp1 billion, have been destroyed.” he added. The drugs were destroyed by narcotics experts from the National Police headquarters in the presence of West Jakarta State Judiciary. “Cocaine and ecstasy were mixed with water before being drained to the sewer in front of the police office, while the marijuana was burned,” Gembong noted.

The drugs are generally used as evidence by the police during their investigation and arrest of drugs dealers. “The investigative reports have been sent to the judiciary and will be presented in the court later, while the drugs were partly destroyed because the rest have been saved to conduct further investigation,” Gembong explained. He added that the ecstasy confiscated from the suspects had come from China, while the marijuana was brought from Aceh “and all of them are not related to Kampung Ambon”. “The suspects are dealers who sell the narcotics across Jakarta. We are still investigating this case to get hold of the major drug dealers,” Gembong said. The police have so far arrested 10,818 people who are potential victims of drug abuse. The suspects were convicted under Article 112, 114 and 132 of Narcotics Law and were sentenced to either life imprisonment or death.


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DENPASAR - Recently, the Island of the Gods was afflicted by many investment products offering benefits beyond the acceptable limit. On that account, Balinese community is encouraged to be careful in selecting investment products.

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LONDON - European shares and the euro traded in tight ranges on Tuesday as investors wait to see what the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve will do to tackle slowing global growth.

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A television journalist reports from outside the Finance Ministry as civil servants protest, in Madrid, Friday Aug. 10. 2012. Spain’s ailing banks won’t likely need to tap all the €100 billion ($125.7 billion) that’s been made available by the country’s euro partners, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Monday.

Spain sees $125 billion as enough for banks Associated Press

MADRID — Spain’s ailing banks won’t likely need to tap all the €100 billion ($125.7 billion) that’s been made available by the country’s euro partners, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Monday. In a further indication that Spain’s economic problems are not as acute as some in the markets have been fearing, De Guindos also insisted that no additional austerity measures will be needed to meet the Spanish government’s deficit-reduction target. Spain is battling to avoid the same bailout fate as Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus. However, De Guindos said Spain’s most troubled bank, Bankia, will get urgent aid, while two indebted Spanish regions appealed for emergency funding to deal with a crippling liquidity crunch. Spain’s banks have an estimated €184 billion in problematic real estate loans and investments following the collapse of the country’s property market in 2008. The other 16 eurozone countries have set aside the rescue package to help troubled Spanish lenders. “In principle, it looks like not

all of (the €100 billion) will be used,” De Guindos told Onda Cero radio. De Guindos said austerity policies being enacted by the government will be enough for Spain to meet its target of reducing the budget deficit to 6.3 percent of national income this year from 9 percent last. The government has already unveiled a €65 billion package of tax hikes and spending cuts. “Spain has already set out a path which is sufficient for the problems we face,” De Guindos said. He said he didn’t expect other eurozone countries to demand more economic reforms in Spain. Spain agreed late Monday to make an emergency injection of €4.5 billion ($5.7 billion) into Bankia SA, buying new shares in the lender nationalized in May. Bankia has become the poster child for the country’s hurting banks, saddled by billions in soured real estate assets. Bankia has called for a total of €19 billion in public aid. The total amount that will be injected into Bankia should be made public in coming weeks after audits of Spain banks are completed, said a statement from the fund for the orderly restructuring of

banks, or FROB, a bank rescue fund set up to help Spain’s deeply troubled financial sector. Spain is in a double-dip recession with a near 25 percent unemployment rate. Investors fearing Spain may not be able to pay off its debts have charged high prices for loans to the country. That’s piled the pressure on Spain to reduce its swollen deficit, cut central and regional government spending and clean up its banking system. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Madrid on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday that Spain must push through its reform plans to improve the long-term prospects of its economy and alleviate market concerns. Spain’s heavily indebted regions are another concern for the government. The northeastern region of Catalonia, which announced last week it would seek €5.02 billion in aid from the central government, said Monday it urgently needs money and won’t be able to wait until September, as planned, El Pais reported. Also, the regional government of Andalucia is asking for €1 billion in emergency funding, it said.

The ECB’s next step looked more certain after its President Mario Draghi told European lawmakers on Monday that the central bank’s purchases of short-term sovereign bonds would not breach any European Union rules. If the ECB meets expectations, the market’s focus will likely turn to the Fed’s policy-making meeting next week where it will consider whether further monetary easing is warranted. The U.S. Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing data is due out later after similar surveys on Monday showed factory activity is slowing around the world. Friday’s August U.S. non farm payrolls report will also be crucial. Oil and gold prices were supported by the prospect of central bank stimulus with Brent crude around $116 a barrel, and the gold price at $1,696.91 an ounce.

Lufthansa flight attendants strike at 3 airports

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BERLIN — A union representing Lufthansa flight attendants called members at Frankfurt and Berlin’s Tegel airport out on strike Tuesday, escalating a pay dispute with Germany’s biggest airline and forcing widespread flight cancelations. The UFO union called on Berlinbased members to walk out for eight hours starting at 5 a.m. (0300 GMT), and their counterparts at Frankfurt, Germany’s busiest airport and Lufthansa’s main hub, to follow at 6 a.m. (0400 GMT). UFO also planned to hit Germany’s second-busiest airport, Munich, on Tuesday. An 11-hour walkout there was set to start at 1 p.m. (1100 GMT). Lufthansa said the walkouts would force it to cancel “a majority of flights.” It listed around 200 flights as canceled Tuesday morning, most of them to and

from Frankfurt — mostly on short- and medium-haul routes — but also flights to and from destinations including Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Beijing and Mexico City. The union opened its strike campaign with an eight-hour walkout in Frankfurt last Friday and warned of more to come if Lufthansa didn’t give ground. It has given only a few hours’ notice of where and when it plans to strike. UFO is seeking a 5 percent pay raise for the airline’s more than 18,000 cabin crew workers. Lufthansa has said it is offering a 3.5 percent raise. Other issues in their dispute include the possibility of Lufthansa transferring flight attendants to its partner budget airlines with cheaper contracts as part of a cost-saving program. Lufthansa is trying to cut costs amid tough competition from budget carriers in Europe and from rising Gulf airlines.

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The ECB is expected to unveil details of a long awaited debt-buying scheme to tackle the region’s debt crisis at its policy meeting on Thursday, where it may also cut rates as the euro area heads towards a recession. “There are expectations that the ECB will detail bond buying plans for shorter term maturities and do something on the interest side, but more or less these aspects are priced in,” said Christian Stocker, equity strategist at UniCredit. The single currency was up 0.3 percent to $1.2625, hovering close to a high of $1.26378 posted last Friday, its strongest level since early July. Meanwhile, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European stocks was down 0.2 percent to 1,089.74 points in early trade, and the blue chip Euro STOXX 50 index had declined by 0.1 percent to 2,461.50 points.

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Hotel project being finished in Kuta, Bali Island.

Kuningan Day Ten days after Galungan Day, Balinese Hindu followers to celebrate the prosperity day of “Kuningan”. The day of Kuningan marks the elaborate temple festival at Sakenan Temple, one of the big temples in Bali. Sakenan Temple is located in Serangan Island, frequently called Turtle Island, an ideal site for surfing. The temple will be jam-packed by locals wearing traditional Balinese costumes for three days. To reach the temple, you can either go by boat, cars or bikes. You will pass a bridge linking the Serangan Island and the south of Denpasar. It takes only around 15 minutes drive to get there. Many travel agents have taken their guests to the island where they can watch the Balinese Hindu gathering in the temple for ritual ceremonial purposes. The Kuningan Day is the time for commemoration as the ancestors return to the heaven after ten days dwelling on earth and the Balinese express their gratitude to gods for

His mercy to the human races. Therefore, it is a time for holiday, visiting each other and fun. Every village in Bali will celebrate Kuningan in grand style, with colorful festivals held at the temple in some parts of Bali Island. The bamboo pole or locally called penjor, which has been erected at the front of each house compound’s entrance gate since a day before Galungan is redecorated by taking down the white clothes and substituted with the yellow clothes, symbolizing the prosperity. The Kuningan Day will provide an opportunity for travelers to see ritual procession. The day after is called as ‘Redite (Sunday) Wage Kuningan’. This day is spent concentrating the mind on holiness, to God Almighty, and also to ‘Pitara’, the holy ancestors’ spirits, asking for blessing and immunity from disasters or bad deeds. The next is the Pemacekan Agung that occurs 5 days after the Galungan and 5 days before Kuningan. ‘Pemacekan’ comes from word

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It was revealed by the Head of Capital Market Information Center of Denpasar, I Gusti Agung Alit Nityaryana. The community should be more observant and careful in observing the existing investment companies. “They should have clear licenses from the agencies having the authority to issue them,” said Alit Nityaryana, Monday (Sep 3). He said any investment product should have an operating license issued by relevant parties such as Bank Indonesia for banking license, capital market and financial supervisory agency (BapepamLK) for license of investment and insurance firms as well as cooperative agency for license of cooperative. In addition, people should also carefully analyze by logic related to benefits on offer beyond the acceptable limit. “Logic should be prioritized. Do not be lured by the offer with unfair advantage,” he said. According to him, the public interest to invest in Bali continued to rise. Evidently, the data

‘pacek’ means ‘pin’. Philosophically, this day is considered as the milestone of holiness. ‘Segehan Agung’ (Great Offering) are devoted at the front of the gates of houses, buildings and temples. On the day after, called ‘Anggara (Tuesday) Umanis Kuningan’, people prepare for the upcoming Kuningan. The following day, ‘Budha Pahing Kuningan’, is considered as the ‘Pujawali Bhatara Wisnu’ day; which means the day to worship the manifestation of God Almighty as God Wisnu, the Great Preserver of the Universe. The next two days, ‘Wrespati (Thursday) Pon Kuningan’, and followed by the ‘Penampahan Kuningan’, are religious days set aside to prepare for Kuningan. The day is devoted to Sang Hyang Pasupati, the Lord of Heirlooms. Tumpek Landep is derived from the words, Tumpek, meaning Saturday of Kliwon, and Landep, meaning sharp. During this day, the heirlooms

of KSEI until July noted that investors of capital markets with Bali identity card amounted to 4,165 with the most distribution located in Denpasar reaching 3,076 investors and Badung with 521 investors. “We want such a good interest should be persistently preserved or even increased. We are thoroughly optimistic if the capital market investors in Bali will continue to increase in the future,” he said. Mentioned, the continued stable growth of the Bali’s economy in the range of 6.5 percent would be able to boost the amount of capital market investors in this region. Moreover, lately the knowledge of Balinese people on the investment products existing in the stock market continued to rise. “Socialization measure taken so far is quite effective to boost the number of capital market investors in Bali,” he said. Consumer Protection Agency (LPK) of Bali also urged people not to be easily tempted by the

lure of high investment returns. Director of LPK Bali, Putu Armaya, assessed that many investments like multi level marketing (MLM), insurance and the like growing rampantly today deceived the community. “A lot of these investments end in fraud and afflict the people of upper middle class and lower middle class. One of the causes is the lack of information on the business of investment,” he said. He explained that many consumers today complained to LPK because they were victims of investment fraud. Intervention of the government in this matter was required by consumers, especially those of lower middle class. “Basically, people should not be lured by high investment returns. First of all, please check whether the investment has had a license,” he affirmed. According to Armaya, the failure of investment happened because consumers were less intelligent, thorough, and careful against all forms of investment on offer in Bali. “We appeal to consumers to be careful with the investment business offered in Bali. The government should also address this issue to provide a sense of security,” he concluded. (kmb27)

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The day of Kuningan marks the elaborate temple festival at Sakenan Temple, one of the big temples in Bali. Sakenan Temple is located in Serangan Island, frequently called Turtle Island, an ideal site for surfing.

such as the “kris” (wavy dagger) and other weapons kept at the family temple are taken out for a blessing that ensures the continuation of the magic powers that bring good fortune upon their owners. Generally the special offerings are made for all tools and other objects made of metal. All kitchen implements,

garden tools and metal parts of machinery and vehicles are cleaned, and adorned with a set of offerings. Visitors may experience the only place in the world where the roads are graced with numerous vehicles beautifully decorated with offerings and elaborate ornaments made from young coconut leaves.


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The pillars are for the Nusa Dua toll are seen. the development of the new road destroyed the mangrove plants along the shoe and it could negative effect for the future.

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Water discharge decreases, subak plants late Negara (Bali Post)—

Discharge of water coming down from the springs in the upstream becomes increasingly smaller. Protected forest and land use conversion is the trigger of this condition. Signs of the nature’s destruction have showed a real impact as felt by farmers that rely on their irrigation on the springs. During dry season, virtually all the rivers in Jembrana dry out. If there is water flow it must be very small. A number of subak territories having had a regular cropping pattern live through a change and cannot plant on time. Subak Yehembang, for instance, should have started irrigating their farmland and planting rice, but it was finally late because of small water flow. One of the farmers, Dewa Murdika, 43, from Bale Agung hamlet, Yehembang village, said he could not plant

on time because there was no water. As mentioned in the earlier meeting, the subak members should irrigate their farmland at the end of August, but as no water available their farmland could not be irrigated until September. He believed the water crisis was caused by the even deforestation. It had become a common secret where the forest had been cultivated and people could easily go in and out of protected forest. The forest land had been transformed by planting it with production plants as cultivating their

The deforestation which happen in Jembrana

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own gardens. In the past, despite afflicted by drought, the water in the river and trench remained to flow and could be exploited by communities. In contrast, the water had now been shrinking where the depth did not reach the calf of adults. Deputy Chief of Subak Yehembang, Gede Suardika, said the water discharge reduction only happened this time so the planting schedule at Subak Timur delayed. The condition was triggered by a combination of drought and forest destruction. Without looking for immediate solutions, it would threaten the subak. Decline in water was very influential to the planting plan. His party did not want to accuse someone or particular parties, but the matter of forest had been generally known. “As an organization, we will not criticize or accuse anyone that has caused the forest destruction, but we hope there will be a breakthrough to overcome this environmental problem,” he explained. It should be attempted how people in the downstream and upstream could be mutually beneficial. Government had tried some measures such as reforestation, but it had not been maximal. Meanwhile, it was difficult to prohibit people from going into the forest as related to job opportunities and economic issues. Appropriate solution was required to benefit both parties where subak could still work properly and community living adjacent to the forest would not be disturbed. (kmb26)

Condition of alcohol poisoning victims getting better Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Up to Monday (Sep 3), the condition of alcohol poisoning victims at Katung, Kintamani, began to get better. Until Monday, the total patients treated in Sanglah Hospital came to 45 people. “Four additional patients came in on Sunday afternoon, but all were allowed to go home on the same day. Therefore, the total inpatient is 9 people,” said Spokesperson of Sanglah Hospital, Kadek Nariyantha, when met on Monday (Sep 3). After undergoing dialysis process, according to Nariyantha, condition of the 9 patients was gradually getting better. They no longer had complaint about nausea and vomiting as they felt when initially came into the hospital. Likewise, the blurry eye symptom was not found. Although getting better, his party could not ascertain when the nine patients under treatment could go home. “Their condition should be observed first. When completely cured, they will be allowed to go home,” said Nariyantha. According to the Division Head of Forensic Medicine of Sanglah Hospital, IB Putu Alit, various symptoms of alcohol poisoning and severity of reaction felt by each victim highly depended on the condition and endurance. He said the alcohol or ethyl alcohol, namely the consumable alcohol, rarely caused death. Lethal dosage was 500 mg. Unlike methanol, it could cause death in the amount of 30-100 cc. “However, the death due to alcohol rarely happens. At the dosage of 300 mg has caused muscle dysfunction, hallucinations, hypothermia and neurological disorders, so that the victim will be unable to drink more,” said Alit. He continued that people’s reac-

tion against the alcohol contained in liquor varied and depended on their body condition, the amount of alcohol content, body weight and age. Basically, alcohol had an influence in suppressing the central nervous system when getting absorbed in the body. In higher concentration, according to Alit, alcohol could cause disorders to nervous system and cause death. Consumption in the long term, other than affecting the nerves that resulted in dementia, also disturbed the liver function. According to Alit, alcoholic beverages could be drunk as long as the alcohol content complying with the rules. The alcohol was metabolized well by the body if the content was about 20 percent or 20 mg. More than the content would make the body difficult carry out metabolic processes so that harmed the body system. Different content of alcohol caused different influence. Alcohol content 30 mg could make a drinker easily get aroused, while 30-50 mg affected the self-control, reaction speed and eyesight. For consumption of 60-80 mg, the drinker would experience an impairment of three-dimensional visual and hearing. “Consumption of 80-100 mg can cause poisoning to vital center and consumption of 300 mg can cause muscle and nerve dysfunction, and above that content can cause paralysis and death,” explained Alit. The current problem was, added Alit, the alcohol content of many alcoholic drinks produced by cottage industry was unknown. “There has been no standard regulating the allowable alcoholic content in the cottage industry. Besides, no one has examined the content of substances mixed into the alcoholic drink produced by cottage industry,” explained Alit. (san)

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TOKYO - Japan is scheduled to set national energy policy early next week, Economics Minister Motohisa Furukawa said on Tuesday, although he said the government had not taken any particular position on the main question over the role of nuclear power. An anti-nuclear clamor has grown in Japan since an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March last year, triggering the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. The government, mindful of public opinion ahead of an election, had been hinting that it might set a target of eliminating atomic power by 2030 - a big shift for an economy that

had planned to boost nuclear energy before last year’s accident. Furukawa said the ruling Democratic Party would draw up the policy at the end of the week. “The party plans to compile the policy this week, and based on the party’s discussions, the government is on course to set its policy sometime between this weekend and early next week,” he told reporters.

But he suggested the government might dodge the crucial question over the long-term role of nuclear in the energy mix. “The government has not adopted any particular stance,” he said when asked if the new policy would contain a reference to “zero nuclear”. The government is considering three options for its energy portfolio: reduce nuclear power to zero as soon as possible, aim for 15 percent by 2030, or seek a 20-25 percent share by the same date. The share was about 30 percent before last year’s accident, which forced the government to scrap a 2010 plan to boost nuclear power’s share to more than half of electricity needs by 2030.

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Nine police hurt in more Northern Ireland sectarian riots Reuters

LONDON - Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon on rioters late on Monday in a second night of sectarian clashes between Catholics and Protestants that left nine police officers injured. Police fired plastic rounds for the first time during the disturbances after protesters threw petrol bombs, fireworks, bricks and stones at officers trying to separate rival groups in north Belfast. Rioters from the Protestant group hijacked a van at one point and pushed it at police lines. At least three of the injured officers were taken to a hospital. The second night of disturbances followed a march by a Catholic Irish nationalist band in an area where Protestant groups were recently barred from marching. At least 47 officers were hurt

in clashes on Sunday in the dispute over the rights of the two communities to hold parades in the area. Last weekend, seven police officers were hurt in the same area when a Protestant band marched past a Catholic church playing music in defiance of a ban from the parades commission, which regulates marches in the province. Paramilitary violence between the province’s mainly Catholic republicans and pro-British Protestants, which raged on and off for three decades, has largely ended since a peace agreement was signed in 1998, but much of Belfast remains divided along sectarian lines. Riots often erupt during the summer months when Protestant groups hold traditional parades that are seen as provocative by Catholic nationalists, many of whom want to be part of a united Ireland.

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Police use a water cannon on loyalist rioters in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron attends the evening session of the swimming competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London.

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to reshuffle his ailing government on Tuesday, but with unpopular Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne expected to keep his job despite continued economic gloom. In his first move since MPs returned following the summer break, Cameron on Monday began the reshuffle by moving Andrew Mitchell from International Development Secretary to chief whip, the government’s enforcer during parliamentary votes. But the premier resisted calls to remove Osborne, who was roundly booed at the 80,000-capacity Olym-

pic Stadium in east London on Monday night when presenting athletics medals at the Paralympics. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May are also expected to survive despite the coalition government’s dwindling popularity, reports suggested. Explaining his decision to move Mitchell, Cameron said: “Andrew has done a superb job as Britain’s development secretary. He has made British development policy transparent, focused and highly effective. “As chief whip, Andrew will ensure strong support for our radical legislative programme, by working hard to win the argument

in the Commons as well as playing a big role in the No 10 team. “He will be invaluable as the government embarks on the next, vital phase of its mission to restore our economy to growth and reform our public services.” The Conservatives are in coalition with the centrist Liberal Democrats, led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who has faced questions from within his own party about his leadership. During the parliamentary holiday, Cameron has faced unrest from within his own centre-right Conservative Party, with one former minister asking whether he was “man or mouse”.


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Forget 3D. Your dream TV should be 4K

The 3D-TV fad seems to be fading -- and giant, cinema-style 4K sets are the newest cutting-edge tech marvels destined for your living room. A truckload of new TVs, with screen resolutions four times greater than so-called full HD screens, are being unveiled at this week’s IFA technology show in Berlin. The screens -- referred to as 4K or ultradefinition -- were among dozens of new gadgets on display for the 250,000 people who descended on Berlin’s conference halls. The show features gear ranging from big-screen smartphones to self-stirring cookware, but the big buzz this year is about 4K. The first sets should be available for preorder this fall. There were still plenty of 3D screens, including a 103-inch Panasonic set that doesn’t require viewers to wear 3D glasses. The excitement over them, however, seems to be dying down. The new 4K sets from LG, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba show a level of detail you’d expect on a movie screen; their resolution equals that of professional cinema

cameras, like the Red One. The detail is stunning, and viewers can comfortably sit close to the screen. Even from only a few inches away, it’s impossible to discern a single pixel. Sony claims that chips in its flagship set can scour normal Bluray films and display extra details, producing pictures far sharper than what normal sets can offer. In demonstrations, films looked stunning on the new screens. Not to be outdone, Panasonic teamed up with Japanese broadcaster NHK to create an 8K set -- with resolution four times greater than its rivals’ and 16 times greater than Full HD. There is just one problem, of course: storage. There is no media suitable for storing 4K films just yet. Normal Blu-ray discs aren’t designed for the new format. In Berlin, most tech companies demonstrated their sets with slowmotion landscape videos.

founder and president Bas Lansdorp said in a statement. “A little more than a year ago we embarked down this path, calling upon industry experts to share in our bold dream. Today, we have moved from a technical plan into the first stage of funding, giving our dream a foundation in reality.” Initial sponsors include Byte Internet (a Dutch Internet/Webhosting provider); Dutch lawfirm VBC Notarissen; Dutch consulting company MeetIn; New-Energy.tv (an independent Dutch web station that focuses on energy and climate); and Dejan SEO (an Australia-based search engine optimization firm). [Video: ‘Big Brother’ on Mars?] “Mars One is not just a daring

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DENPASAR - Bali’s Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners (PHRI) supports local government’s plan to implement moratorium of new hotel development in the area, PHRI Chairman Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said here on Tuesday.

Private Manned Mars Mission Gets First Sponsors

A Dutch company that aims to land humans on Mars in 2023 as the vanguard of a permanent Red Planet colony has received its first funding from sponsors, officials announced this week. Mars One plans to fund most of its ambitious activities via a global reality-TV media event, which will follow the mission from the selection of astronauts through their first years on the Red Planet. But the sponsorship money is important, helping the company — which had been self-funded for the last 18 months — get to that point, officials said Wednesday (Aug. 29). “Receipt of initial sponsorship marks the next step to humans setting foot on Mars,” Mars One

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project, but the core of what drives human spirit towards exploration of the unknown. We are privileged to be a supporter of this incredible project,” said Dan Petrovic, general director of Dejan SEO. Mars One aims to launch a series of robotic missions between 2016 and 2020 that will build a habitable outpost on the Red Planet. The first four astronauts will set foot on Mars in 2023, and more will arrive every two years after that. There are no plans to return these pioneers to Earth. Company officials say they’ve talked to a variety of private spaceflight firms around the world and have secured at least one supplier for every major piece of the Mars colony mission. The corporate sponsorship money will be used mostly to fund the conceptual design studies provided by the aerospace suppliers, each of which require 500 to 2,500 man-hours to complete, officials said. Mars One estimates that it will cost about $6 billion to put the first four humans on the Red Planet. The company hopes the “Big Brother”style reality show will pay most of these costs. The televised action is slated to begin in 2013, when Mars One begins the process of selecting its 40-person astronaut corps. IBP/ist If all goes according to plan, the first Mars One astronauts will touch down on the Red Planet in 2023.

Russia to put shock images on cigarette packs

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Russia on Monday unveiled a series of graphic images, including of a gangrenous foot and a still-born baby, that will be printed on cigarette packs as the country tries to trim its sky-high rates of smoking. The health ministry published photographs on its website for use by cigarette companies, which will be obliged to print them on cigarette packs from May next year as Russia tightens its laws towards a Western-style crackdown on smoking. The pictures show a bluetinted image of a dead baby and a graphic image of a blackened gangrenous foot, as well as more figurative images such as a woman’s hand making a “thumbs-down” gesture to represent impotency. “Global experience shows that shocking pictures on cigarette packs significantly influenced changes in perception of smoking by smokers themselves,” the ministry said. The average Russian smoker consumes 17 cigarettes per day, with men smoking an average of 18 cigarettes and women 13,

the health ministry said, citing the World Health Organisation’s Global Adult Tobacco Survey statistics. The survey published in 2009 found that 39.1 percent of Russians smoked, which the WHO said was one of the world’s highest rates of tobacco use. Deputy health minister Sergei Velmyaikin estimated that Russia lost almost 1.5 trillion rubles ($46 billion) per year from tobaccorelated deaths among people of working age, the Interfax news agency reported. The WHO said that graphic warnings on packs would be a “major step forward in The Russian Federation to be compliant with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.” Russia two years ago introduced large written warnings of the health consequences of smoking on packs, following Western practice. On Friday, the health ministry submitted a draft bill to lawmakers that would introduce Westernstyle smoking bans in restaurants from 2014 in a country where non-smoking areas are still usually a token gesture.

“We agree to support the government to stop development of new hotels having potential to disturb local agriculture and culture,” Sukawati, who is also the Gianyar district head, said. He argued the existence of new hotel can also trigger unhealthy competition among entrepreneurs. “In a more competitive environment, some hotel owners may cheat by releasing fictive booking to attract visitors who need hotel check for reimburse to their office,” he took example. He suggested the Bali government to include his organization in the process of giving permit for new hotel development. He also asked the local government to firmly implement Regional Law Number 16/2009 about Bali’s city plan.

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The photo shows sign board of hotel room’s price in Kuta, Bali Island. Bali’s Association of Hotel and Restaurant Owners (PHRI) supports local government’s plan to implement moratorium of new hotel development in the area, PHRI Chairman Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said here on Tuesday.

Balinese Wedding The pawiwahan (marriage, weddings of a Hindu couple) is a very important part of Balinese social life. The ritual generally takes place in the home of the groom, a further confirmation of the typical patriarchal inclinations of Balinese culture, and is per- formed by a priest. The newlyweds to be, dressed in very colorful and refined garments, worn only for the day of the wed- ding, will withdraw in prayer in the family temple. This is followed by the presentation of offerings in the pelinggih and by a series of ritual gestures. A very typical moment in the ceremony occurs when the bride offers the groom several different beverages: a conventional way to reiterate that the woman. as a wife, commits herself to obeying her husband and to lovingly care for him for the rest of their lives. Many Balinese marriages are still prearranged or negotiated, though young men may also “kidnap” their wives, and mixedcaste marriages are increasingly common. Marriage customs differ

from caste to caste and village to village, but all Balinese marriage practices share fundamental similarities. There are basically two ways to get married on Bali, ‘ngerorod’ and ‘mapadik’. Ngerorod

This is marriage by elopement, in which the prearranged honeymoon precedes the wedding ceremony. Since it’s otherwise quite expensive to marry on Bali, ‘ngerorod’ is becoming more and more popular. It has particular appeal to the Balinese sense of theater. Balinese love a spectacular kidnapping in which friends of the suitor capture a woman in the fields, on the road, or down by the river. Theatrics are paramount: she is expected to bite and kick her abductors in mock self-defense. These days it’s more stylish and fashionable for the woman to be whisked away in a hired sedan, and more often than not she goes willingly. The couple then repairs to a friend’s house stocked with provisions, offerings, and the

bride’s wardrobe. The woman’s infuriated father sounds the alarm demanding to know what has become of his daughter. A search party is organized which eventually returns unsuccessful and exhausted. Meanwhile, the couple is consummating the marriage before special offerings (sesayut tabuh rah) have the time to wilt. These offerings alone make the marriage binding by customary law. Emissaries of the groom visit the bride’s father to argue the advantages of the union. Begrudgingly, the girl’s father gives in, after a suitable bride price has been agreed upon. The groom’s father must finance and conduct the marriage ceremony, welcoming the bride as a new daughter into the family. The actual public wedding, within 42 days of the staged kidnapping, is only an official confirmation of their union. They are already married in the eyes of the gods. Mepadik

This is marriage by consent, in which an upper-class couple conducts a formal courtship. Since daughters were once regarded

as property useful for attaining a family’s social and political goals, high-caste families tried to wed a son to the daughter of a friend or relative so a blood bond would unite the resources of both families. Under no circumstances may a woman “marry down,” i.e., take a commoner. The preferred marriage is through a parallel patri-cousin, the father’s brother’s daughter. It has been noted that Triwangsa couples often get along so well because they are all first cousins. Traditionally, the man or his father journeys three times to the bride’s house with food and ‘sirih’. When the bride’s family visits, the groom’s father is obliged to give them food, ‘sirih’ is chewed (an ancient, ritualistic means of coming to agreement), and presents are exchanged. The groom then regularly visits the home of his prospective bride, presenting gifts and performing services for his future father-inlaw. The groom’s family arranges and pays for the wedding; the date set well in advance on a propitious day. Wedding guests are often entertained by profes-

sional storytellers and musicians. Enormously detailed rules govern dining and seating arrangements. Sometimes the bride’s family is not even invited. The actual ceremony varies. It could be very simple and short, presided over by a common temple ‘pemangku’, or it may be elaborate, expensive, and go on all day. Both the bride and groom dress in bright ‘songket’, with brocades of gold thread, and the woman’s hair is decorated with glittering gold flowers. Usually the bride and groom offer food to one another, then simulate such domestic duties such as washing, cooking rice, and cutting bamboo. Prayers are intoned, and then the couple eats together in public, feeding each other. This is an important symbolic act, as in former times only married men and women were allowed to eat food together in public. The priest then performs a ritual purification and blesses the couple. Neither rice nor flowers are thrown. Today there could very well be a Western-style buffet reception held afterward where speeches are offered by members of the two families.


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During the Eid holidays, some tourist attractions noted a significant increase in visitors. “We noted an increase in the number of visitors at some tourist attractions being quite popular among the people to spend their holidays,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, in a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (Sep 3). more than double the foreign exchange revenue of foreign tourists. For example, last year’s revenue of foreign tourists reached USD 8.5 billion, or around IDR 80 trillion, while the total expenditure of domestic tourists was IDR156.89 trillion. In connection with the foreign tourist visit, Mari said, when compared to July of last year, the number of tourist visit in July 2012 decreased by 5.94 percent from 745,451 people to 701,200 people. Despite the decline in July, foreign tourists visiting to Indonesia was still growing by 5.4 percent from January to July 2012 compared to last year and the number reached 4,577,510 people. “In the world’s economic slowdown, the growth is still relatively good,” she said. Mari remained optimistic if the target of 8 million foreign tourists this year could be achieved. Citing the UNWTO, Mari estimated that during the period from May to August there were about 415 million people traveling around the world. “Despite a decrease happened in July, hopefully in August and following months it will rise again not just in the number but also in the quality of tourists measured by the length of stay and the amount of expenditure,” she explained. (010)

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Foreign tourists visit declines, domestic tourist boosts Starting from Ragunan Zoo, Indonesia Miniature Park (TMII), Ancol Recreational Park, Safari Wildlife Park, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple up to Ratuboko Temple showed an increase in visitors. Total visitors at those tourist attractions from August 19 (2 days before the Eid) to August 26, 2012 (seven days after the Eid) reached 2,268,289 people, an increase of 25 percent over the year 2011 only reaching 1,817,243 people. Such encouraging increase, said Mari, indicated that domestic market was still growing well despite the slowdown in the world economy. Increased purchasing power that enable the public to enjoy a holiday in tourist attractions could also be interpreted as an increase in happiness of the people of Indonesia during the Eid holiday. “The increase in domestic tourists can also offset the decline in the growth of foreign tourist visits,” said the Mari. The increase in visitors, especially domestic tourists during the holiday feast, played an important role in order the target for domestic tourists this year of totally 245 million trips and expenditure of IDR 171.5 billion could be achieved. In terms of expenditures, the potential of domestic tourists contributed

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The firefighters are trying to put out the blaze which happen in Taman Nusa, Gianyar.

Fire threatens to delay inauguration of Taman Nusa project Gianyar (Bali Post)—

The fire afflicting the 12 models of traditional house in Taman Nusa attraction project at Belahpane hamlet, Sidan village, Gianyar, caused the inauguration plan of the attraction to be delayed. Public and Gianyar Government have been waiting for the operation of Taman Nusa that will become the development of tourism pie in Eastern Gianyar. On Monday (Sep 3), the Head of Gianyar Tourism Agency, AA Bagus Ari Brahmanta, said that as per initial plan the Taman Nusa attraction would be operated this year. Licensing requirements of the Taman Nusa project had been complete. In addition, the management had also got in touch with us and would ask the regent to inaugurate

the tourist attraction coinciding with the International Tourism Day on September 27, 2012. However, the fire accident happening a few days ago threatened to delay the inauguration of the tourist attraction. Except, the miniatures of traditional house of some regions in Indonesia could be quickly rebuilt, so that the inauguration would not be delayed, he explained. Against the disaster, the project owner of Taman Nusa from Riau fully handed over the fire case to police department. Police would investigate to find out the cause of fire. Investor stated to local government if the Taman Nusa attraction project could have been completed would absorb at least 300 employees. The Taman Nusa attraction was built on a land area of

approximately 15 hectares, right on Melangit riverbank. The new tourist area in Gianyar was currently under construction and the miniature of the Indonesia Miniature Park. Various pavilions in traditional architecture were adapted to each ethnic group and the auditorium could be used for performance of traditional arts such as theater and dance, he said. Meanwhile, police department handling the fire case in the Nusa park project had not indicated any results. The Forensic Laboratory Team of Bali Police investigating the fire case had not published the results yet, explained the Chief of Criminal Detective Unit of Gianyar Police, Nengah Sadiarta, with permission from the Chief of Gianyar Police. (kmb16)

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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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Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series Associated Press Writer

DETROIT — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his own background as an Arab-American. The company’s chief creative officer and writer of the relaunched “Green Lantern” series dreamed up Simon Baz, DC’s most prominent Arab-American superhero and the first to wear a Green Lantern ring. The character and creator share Lebanese ancestry and hail from the Detroit area, which boasts one of the largest and oldest Arab communities in the United States. “I thought a lot about it — I thought back to what was familiar to me,” Johns, 39, told The Associated Press by phone last week from Los Angeles, where he now lives. “This is such a personal story.” Baz’s story begins in a standalone “zero issue” available Wednesday that’s part of a companywide effort to fill in the gaps or tell the origins of a character or

team. Johns has no plans for Baz to fade into the background — the character in February is bound for the Justice League of America, one of DC’s premier super team books, to fight alongside Green Arrow, Catwoman and Hawkman. Johns said he took economic as well as ethnic cues for the character from his native Detroit area, with Baz resorting to stealing cars after being laid off from his automotive engineering job. He steals the wrong car, which inadvertently steers him into a terrorism probe and, eventually, an unexpected call to join the universe’s galactic police force. The olive-skinned, burly Baz hails from Dearborn, the hometown of Henry Ford and the capital of Arab America. His story begins at 10 years old, when he and the rest of his Muslim family watch

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their television in horror as airplanes fly into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Events unfold from there as U.S. Arabs and Muslims find themselves falling under intense suspicion and ostracism in the days, months and years following the attacks. “Obviously, it’s affecting everybody,” said Johns, who grew up in nearby suburbs in a Lebanese Christian household and got into comics when he discovered his uncle’s old collection in his Arabic grandmother’s attic. “One of the things I really wanted to show was its effect on Simon and his family in a very negative way.”

This image provided by DC Comics via Bender/Helper Impact shows the November 2012 cover of the latest Green Lantern series featuring the character Simon Baz, DC Comics most prominent ArabAmerican superhero and the first to wear a Green Lantern ring.

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Major quake rocked Bali Antara/AP

DENPASAR - A major quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted Bali early on Tuesday, but no report of casualty and damage to property on the tourist island.

“I felt the tremor at 02.23 local time as I was watching the television. The tremor awoke the neighbors but it caused no panic,” Made Daya, a resident of the Grand Cori complex in Denpasar said. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geo-

physics Agency said the eartquake that struck at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday (1823 GMT Monday) was centered beneath the Indian Ocean, but has no potential to trigger tsunami. It was centered about 300 kilometer (180 miles) southwest of Banyuangi town

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Obama says he’s a ‘huge Clint Eastwood fan’

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he’s a “huge Clint Eastwood fan,” even in the aftermath of the actor’s rambling “invisible Obama” monologue at the GOP convention. Obama says in an interview with USA Today released Sunday the Academy Awardwinning Eastwood is “a great actor, and an even better director.” But Obama was coy when asked if he was offended by the performance. Eastwood talked with an imaginary Obama in an empty chair before Mitt Romney’s speech at the GOP convention, saying the president has failed to deliver on his promises. Obama says, quote, “if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.” The president joked on Twitter after Eastwood’s appearance, tweeting that “this seat’s AP Photo/Lynne Sladky taken,” along with a photo of Actor Clint Eastwood speaks to an empty chair while addressing delegates him in his chair at a Cabinet during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. meeting. 30, 2012.

on the eastern end of Java, with a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Setio Aji, an agency’s official said the earthquake was strongly felt in Bali, while residents in some East Java cities told El Shinta radio they were awakened by the tremor.

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The photo shows tourists taking picture of Balinese women that wearing traditional Balinese clothes during a ceremonial activity in Kuta Beach. Potential markets of Bali tourism are now changing over to destination nearby their country. It is indicated by the decrease in the number of direct foreign tourist visits, namely 4.24 percent in the period of July 2012.

DENPASAR - Potential markets of Bali tourism are now changing over to destination nearby their country. It is indicated by the decrease in the number of direct foreign tourist visits, namely 4.24 percent in the period of July 2012. “The arrival of foreign tourists in July 2011 reached 283,524 people. While the arrivals in the same period of 2012 reached 271,371 people, down 4.24 percent. It happened because their destination changed over or they delayed their holiday travel,” said the Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gde Suarsa, in Denpasar, Monday (Sep 3). It was said the tourism markets showing a decrease in July 2012 consisted of Australia at minus 11.53 percent, France (-1.80 percent), Malaysia (-9.31 percent), UK (-1.79 percent), South Korea (-6.90 percent), the Netherlands (-6.87 percent), and Taiwan (-30.36 percent). The decrease in the number of tourism markets was covered up by a number of countries whose tourist visit increased such as China rising by 9.40 percent, Japan (3.32 percent), and Germany (12.44 percent). “So far, Australia and China remain rank first in the top ten of Bali tourism market,” he said. Continued on page 6


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