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PAGE 8 A fruit vendor selling her products in the market. One of the measures that must be done to realize the synergies between tourism and agricultural sector is to establish the ability of farmers in terms of quantity, quality and continuity of production.
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MANGUPURA - One of the measures that must be done to realize the synergies between tourism and agricultural sector is to establish the ability of farmers in terms of quantity, quality and continuity of production. Badung Government through the Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency has planned to bring together farmers and tourism perpetrators to realize the synergy in 2012. “In the North Badung Agricultural Festival to be held in 2012, we will bring together the tourism stakeholders with the farming
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communities to formulate the measures of real synergies of both sides,” said the Head of Badung Agriculture, Plantation and For-
tion like in the form of regional regulation (Perda) requiring the tourism businesspeople to use the local agricultural products. Moreover, the agricultural sector in Bali, especially in Badung, in essence was closely related to social and cultural life of the society as the mother of tourism sector. His party also promised to examine the possibility of making such regulation.
JAKARTA - Indonesia’s troubled football federation is once again in strife as a breakaway super league threatens to disqualify top Indonesian clubs from regional events. Rival administrators revived the defunct Liga Super Indonesia,
which kicked off Thursday after disputes between clubs and Liga Prima Indonesia, the country’s ofﬁcial top league registered with the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI). “We believe a letter from the sports ministry makes it clear that there is only one recognised professional league under the
PSSI, and that’s the Prima Liga Indonesia,” PSSI competition committee chief Sihar Sitorus told AFP. “We will be taking action against the Liga Super administrators and we will see if they are kicked out or accommodated.” Eleven of the 24 original Liga Prima clubs boycotted the compe-
tition, some saying too many clubs were playing, others citing inadequate salaries and conditions. The split in the country’s pool of top clubs could hurt Indonesia’s chances of competing in the Asian Champions League and the AFC Cup championships beyond next year. Continued on page 6
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Bali News HIV protection LPSRUWDQWLQRIâ€ŤŰ‹â€ŹFHV Denpasar (Bali Post) -
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Tens of illegal banners around Denpasar-Gilimanuk route last Friday (2/11) were taken down by a team IURP3HUPLW2IÂżFHDQG3ROLFH&LYLO Service. The team lead by Head of the Police Civil Service, I Putu Widarta, targeted adverts from Negara City to Melaya Town where most were illegal or expired. In the four way of Adipura statue (in front of Negara National Court) workers took down two huge banners of a private college as their permit ends last November also some suggestion banners that are unsuitable were also taken down as it is expired and damaged. Team then went through the roads until Kaliakah where they took
damaged adverts and illegal ones. â€œBanners that are damaged and put road users to danger are also taken GRZQÂ´:LGDUWDFODULÂżHG A huge banner owned by a supermarket in Bali was also forcedly taken down as they have ripped and its position diagonal. The turning point at Tukadaya bridge was also cleaned up as it has been a sensitive accident point. Widarta stated this disciplinary was based on Regional Regulations no 5 year 2002 on General Disciplinary and Cleanliness. These banners will be taken to the RIÂżFH DQG LWV RZQHU FDOOHG RQ KRZ they will manage it as most doesnâ€™t have any maintenance and disturbed disciplinary. NPE
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As part of decreasing social problems that has been happening, joined team held a raid at Kuta tourism area last Friday (2/12) early morning and resulted 82 violators. Head of Kuta LPM, Nyoman Graha Wicaksana stated the raid started at 00.30 am local time with team consisting of police, SXEOLFDUHDRIÂżFHUV-DJDED\DWURRSV young adult groups, raid group from banjar, Koramil and head of areas. The team went to the source of complains either locals or tourists there. From the
82 violators, as much as seven people YLRODWHGWKHWUDIÂżFODZWKHUHZHUHDOVR illegal motorbike taxi staying around Kuta while other were violating residencycy administration. Wicaksana hoped that the government especially Badung Social and Worker Agency to FDUHLQÂżJKWLQJ.XWDÂśVVRFLDOSUREOHP moreover violators do keep happening. Besides that his side hope there will be a temporary house in Kuta to give beggars socialisation as the sub district side always overwhelmed and canâ€™t manage them well.NPE
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people died could cause sufferer to lose its job. This need steps to anticipate such as information on HIV/AIDS also how to tackle it by each companiesâ€™ program. â€œIt needs commitment from every management level and companies to have policies on HIV/AIDS on the workplace. There should be also held activities on HIV/AIDS at least two times a month to increase knowledge on HIV/AIDS. By simultaneous information sufferers will feel comfortable with their colleagues as they know now how it spread,â€? Mangku continued.VDQ
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Meanwhile, the Chief of MUDP Bali, Jro Mangku Gde Suwena Putus Upadesa said similar opinion that prevention against the customary problems was much more effective than the settlement. On the other hand, Jro Suwena delivered a number of factors that could trigger the occurrence of customary FRQĂ€LFWVLQFOXGLQJWKHJHRJUDSKLFDQGGHPRJUDSKLF factor, seizure of borders, social inequality and so on. Therefore, prevention efforts needed to be done, so WKHFRQĂ€LFWZRXOGQRWFRPHLQWRYLHZ%\GRLQJVR he expected the safe, peaceful and prosperous Bali could be achieved. Secretary of MUDP Bali, Ketut Sumarta, said that Balinese custom was a way of living the life together LQ%DOLQHVHPDQQHUZKLFKJORULÂżHGRQHDQRWKHUIRU survival in togetherness. So, it would be in harmony with the principles of Balinese custom namely peace, XQLW\DQGFRQFRUG+RZHYHUFXVWRPDU\FRQĂ€LFWZDV also unavoidable. Some triggers of the current commuQDOFRQĂ€LFWLQ%DOLZHUHWKHWHUULWRULDOÂżVVLRQIURQWLHU customary sanctions (exclusion, suspension, separation, etc.), assets, land property and family domains (heir, clan title or descent). The handling method used by MUDP Bali was the SUHYHQWLRQDJDLQVWWKHFXVWRPDU\FRQĂ€LFWVLQFOXGLQJ WKHLQVWLWXWLRQDODIÂżUPDWLRQQHZDJUHHPHQWVWKURXJK the unity of interpretation against Balinese customs and laws, customary consultation and mentoring so the escalation could be prevented early. Chairman of the workshop committee, Gede Arya Sena, said the workshop was a continuation of cooperation of MUDP Bali with Dwijendra University. The workshop was attended by 200 participants from the various components of society. (08)
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Karzai accuses Pakistan of stalling talks with Taliban Agence France Presse
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan, which is boycotting an international conference on Afghanistan starting Monday in Bonn, of undermining all negotiations with the Taliban. “Up until now, they have sadly refused to back efforts for negotiations with the Taliban,” Karzai told Der Spiegel weekly in comments reported in German and due to be published on Monday. The Bonn meeting will seek to chart a course for Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal in 2014, but a boycott by Pakistan has dealt a blow to already fragile hopes for a roadmap. Pakistan is seen as vital to any prospect of stability in the warravaged country a decade after USled forces ousted the Taliban, who had offered safe haven to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But Islamabad pulled out after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in cross-border NATO air strikes a week ago, although sources close to the German foreign ministry said it would be kept informed of progress at the conference. The United States has voiced re-
gret over the strikes but has stopped short of issuing an apology while the American military conducts an investigation. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday called Pakistan’s prime minister to offer condolences. In the call with Yousuf Raza Gilani, Clinton “reiterated America’s respect for Pakistan’s sovereignty and commitment to working together in pursuit of shared objectives on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect,” the State Department said. Islamabad has so far refused to take part in the US investigation into the incident, exacerbating fears of a prolonged crisis between Pakistan and the United States. Pakistan, reacting to fury from its people over the attack, shut down NATO’s vital supply line into Afghanistan and boycotted the Bonn conference.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (R) talk to journalists at the Koeln/Bonn military airport, in Cologne, Germany, on December 2.
Croatia opposition set to win vote on economy ticket Reuters
ZAGREB - Croatia voted on Sunday in an election likely to hand power to the centre-left opposition on a mandate to overhaul the country’s ﬂagging economy before it joins the European Union in 2013. Voters will almost certainly punish the ruling conservative HDZ -- Croatia’s dominant party since independence in 1991 -- for a string of corruption scandals and rising unemployment. Polls suggest power will pass to an opposition bloc known as Kukuriku (‘cock-a-doodledoo’) and led by 45-year-old former
diplomat Zoran Milanovic of the Social Democrats (SDS). The next government will have to act fast to trim state spending, create jobs and avert a potential credit rating downgrade. Milanovic has told Croats they will have to work “more, harder, longer” to turn the economy around before the country of 4.3 million people becomes the second ex-Yugoslav republic to join the EU in July 2013. “I have a decent pension but I look around me and I see poverty everywhere,” 74-year-old pensioner Milan Grgurek said after voting in the capital, Zagreb. “Whoever comes to power ... will have to carry out reforms.” Croatian opposition leader and prime ministerial candidate Zoran Milanovic gestures after casting his vote at a polling booth during the parliamentary election in Zagreb December 4, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic
As Putin plans to stay, many Russians want out Associated Press Writer
MOSCOW — Natalia Lepleiskaya is just the sort of person today’s Russia needs — a successful young IT manager who does charity work in her free time. But frustrated by what she describes as the corruption and stagnation around her, she and her husband are packing their bags to start a new life in Canada. “I don’t see how I can change things ... and I don’t want to waste my youth on it,” said the 29-year-old, who moved to Moscow from a provincial city several years ago and rose to a senior position at a top technological company. As Vladimir Putin’s party prepares to dominate weekend parliamentary elections in a prelude to his planned return to the presidency in spring, an increasing number of Russians are contemplating leaving their homeland in search of a brighter future abroad. A March presidential election victory for Putin — all but taken for granted — raises the prospect of his being in the top job for 12 years. Disenchantment with life in Russia was growing even before Prime Minister Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev agreed in September to swap jobs,
In a May poll by the respected Levada Center, 22 percent of respondents said they wanted to move abroad for good, compared to 13 percent in April 2009. The poll among 1,600 Russian adults across the country had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points. Emigration statistics are hard to come by because few of those who leave for lengthy periods renounce Russian citizenship, while getting foreign residency may take years. But demographer Mikhail Denisenko at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow estimates that at least a half million Russians moved abroad in 2002-2009 and more are on the way in what he describes as the fifth wave of emigration since the beginning of the 20th century.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends a meeting while visiting a shipbuilding plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Yana Lapikova, Pool
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Favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi Opened IBP
Seen in the picture, the owner of favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi cutting the ribbon to symbolize the opening of favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi and witnessed by the management of Aston International (center left to right) Mr. Ooi Koo Bee & Mr. Ooi Cheng Choon.
JAKARTA – Aston International recently announced the opening of its ﬁrst select service favehotel in Malaysia, the favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi. The favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi is a unique addition to Langkawi’s hotel scene as it is the ﬁrst hotel on the island to offer contemporary accommodations and a stylish environment while positioning itself as a budget hotel for families, young vacationers and those young at heart. The new hotel is just a short stroll from the white sandy shores of Cenang Beach and features 97 fun, fresh and friendly guest rooms that come fully outﬁtted with LCD televisions, bathroom amenities, individual air conditioning units, direct dial telephones, complimentary high speed WiFi and save deposit boxes. In addition the hotel offers an eclectic coffee shop, a bar and lounge, and three meeting rooms. Recreational facilities also include a spa and a cobalt blue outdoor swimming pool.
Cenang Beach sits on Langkawi’s west coast just 15 minutes from the airport and is the islands liveliest area offering a myriad of attraction such as beachfronts restaurant, bars, nightclubs, trendy boutiques and water sports. Aston International’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mr. Norbert Vas, said “The favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi is a stellar ambassador for our select service favehotel group which offers youthful and fashionable budget hotels in premium locations”. In line with Astons aim to establish favehotels in ﬁrst-rate locations the group is also in process of opening a 251 rooms favehotel in the heart of Bali’s Seminyak and recently launched favehotels in Jakarta with the 70 rooms favehotel Wahyid Hasyim located within walking distance of Plaza Indonesia and the Tanah Abang wholesaler district. Further favehotels are set to open in early 2012 in Balikapapan, Bali – Umalas, and in several locations in and around Jakarta including Pasar Baru, Serpong, Pluit and Kemang.
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for December 3 through 28, 2011 3 Dec Tumpek Landep Pasek Gelgel Temple Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Agung Pasek Temple Tangun Titi kaler Tabanan Agung Pasek Temple Silamadeg Tabanan Pasek Tangkas Temple Kediri Tabanan Kerta Temple Banyuning Barat Buleleng Dalem Tenggaling Temple Sengguan Singapadu Kawitan Arya Wang Bang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Bhujangga Weisnawa Tegalcangkring Jembrana Taman Desa Temple Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Penataran Pande Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Dalem Pingit Temple Taro Kaje Tegalalang dadia Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Batur Arya Warih Kepaon Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Ida ratu Pande Temple Besakih Mr. Pasek Temple Toh Jiwa Tangungtiti Penataran Pande Temple Kusamba Klungkung Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Gianyar 4 Dec Redite Umanis Ukir Sangah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 7 Dec Buda Wage Uki Pasar Agung Temple Besakih Pasek Bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Gede Gunung Agung Dukuh Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Ibuwanasari Tegal Puseh/ Desa Temple Bebalang Bangli Dalem Temple Perancak Badung Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Kekeran Langit Sading Mengwi 10 Dec Purnama Kenam Kiduling Kereteg Besakih Lingsar Temple Lombok Bebengan Tanjung Lombok Pasek Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Dalem Putra Belingkang Benawah Gianyar Prajapati Temple Balikpapan
13 Dec Anggar Kasih Kulantir Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Dalem Lagan Temple Bebalang Bangli Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Gaduh Temple Sanding Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Sanghyang Tegal Banjar Taro Kaja Tegalalang 14 Dec Buda Umanis Kulantir Pasek Tangkas Temple kaler Tabanan Gaduh Benoh Temple Ubung Denpasar 18 Dec Redite Keliwon Tolu Dalem Alas Harum Kaba-kaba Kediri Tabanan. 19 Dec Soma Umanis Tolu Puseh/Balai Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Kawitan Sakula Gotra Tegal Kepuh Kaba-kaba Kediri Tabanan Bhujangga Rsi-Tambak Bayuh Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Lembongan Nusa Penida Batu Madeg Temple Besakih Penataran Agung Penatih Banjar Saba Penatih 21 Dec Buda Pon Tolu Catur, Buwana Sanding Tampaksiring 22 Dec Wraspati Wage Tolu Peninjoan Temple Besakih 28 Dec Buda Keliwon Gumbreg Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Puseh/ Desa Guwang Sukawati Merajan Pasek Ketewel Ketewel Merajan Pangeran Tangkas Kuro Agung Jeroan Sading Dalem Setra Batu Nunggul Swana Nusa Penida
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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Abraham Samad elected new KPK chief Antara
JAKARTA - Abraham Samad was elected as the new chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for the period 2011-2015 here on Friday. Samad won 43 votes out of 56 from members of the House of Representatives` Commission III, defeating present KPK chief Busyro Muqoddas and other can-
didates. Before electing the KPK chief, Commission III members elected four new KPK members out of eight candidates, namely Bambang
Widjojanto , Abraham Samad, Adnan Pandu Praja and Zulkarnaen who respectively won 55, 55, 51 and 37 votes. Yunus Husein, Aryanto Sutadi, Abdullah Hehamahua and Handoyo Sudrajat failed to be named KPK members as they respectively obtained only 20, three, two and zero votes. Commission member Trimedya
Panjaitan from the opposition Indonesia Democratic Party-Struggle (PDIP) said Samad`s election was the success of six factions in the House of Representatives in choosing a more neutral ﬁgure. He said Abraham Samad during a ﬁt and proper test expressed strong commitment to eradicating corruption without discrimination.
“He even guaranteed if in a year he did not handle a big case he is ready to resign,” he said. Trimedya said Abraham Samad had a good track record and was still relatively young, namely 46 years old. In terms of experience, he said, Abraham Samad as a lecturer and a lawyer was not too far below Bambang Widjojanto.
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Indonesia revokes ban on sending maids to Malaysia Agence France-Presse
JAKARTA - Indonesia has lifted a ban on sending domestic workers to Malaysia after both countries agreed on a minimum salary increase and measures to end abuse and torture, an ofﬁcial said Friday. Jakarta implemented the ban in June 2009 after a spate of workers reported shocking abuse cases at the hands of their Malaysian employers. “We revoked it Thursday after both countries agreed on a number of deals aimed at improving protection for Indonesian workers,” labour ministry directorgeneral for Indonesian workers abroad Reyna Usman told AFP. Most of Malaysia’s foreign maids are Indonesian women, who often work for as little as 400 ringgit ($130) a month and have no speciﬁc laws governing their work
conditions. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in May to improve conditions for Indonesian maids, but Jakarta said it would only ofﬁcially revoke the ban after a minimum-wage increase was negotiated. “There will be a signiﬁcant salary increase for the domestic workers. They will now get a minimum wage of 700 ringgit a month,” Usman said, adding that employers will have to pay maids by bank transfer. “There have been many cases where Malaysian employers simply did not pay their maid’s salary. By using a bank transfer, it will be easier to track payments,” she said. Indonesia will send its ﬁrst group of workers to Malaysia in early March. Employers will not be allowed to conﬁscate maids’ passports and workers have an
explicit right to communicate with relatives and Indonesian authorities. Workers are now entitled to one day a week off or receive cash compensation of 28 ringgit. Hau Yuan Tyng, a 45-year-old Malaysian woman, is serving 11 years in jail for inﬂicting horriﬁc wounds on her Indonesian maid, Siti Hajar, using a hammer, scissors and scalding water. Siti, 35, escaped from her employer’s upmarket apartment last year and made her way to the Indonesian embassy. Pictures of her injuries were splashed across newspapers in both countries. Indonesia has also banned sending maids to Saudi Arabia following the beheading of a maid, Ruyati binti Sapubi, in June. Sapubi, 54, was convicted of killing her Saudi employer, who she said had abused her.
JAKARTA - The government of Indonesia is taking steps to anticipate the impact of European crisis on the national economy, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said. Speaking at a cabinet plenary meeting at his ofﬁce on Friday, President Yudhoyono said the situation in Europe should be Indonesia`s concern and part of national economic steps in 2012. “We continue to keep abreast of developments in the world economy, and on Thursday we discussed at length with German President Christian Wulff about the real situation in the European Union and Eurozone,” President Yudhoyono said. Yudhoyono said that the German president as well as the leaders of several international monetary institutions had commented on the development of economic condition in Europe. Therefore the head of state said the 2012 State Budget should be prepared well and implemented properly. “All along I have warned that the important tool of 2012 State Budget be arranged, allocated, and implemented properly because it has something to do with our economy,” the president asserted. He added that the government should ensure ﬁscal discipline to maintain the national economy. “The government`s expenditure should be managed properly, debt relief should not be left without the propriety because it is in line with the depth to gross domestic product ratio. Besides ﬁscal discipline, we have to work even harder and do many things for our national economy,” the president said. He noted that the government should not wait until the crisis hit the national economy. P r e s i d e n t Yu d h o y o n o c h a i r e d t h e cabinet plenary meeting this time to discuss measures to anticipate possible economic crisis as a result of Eurozone problem. Other issues discussed at the meeting were related to Indonesian foreign policy, and the attitude toward fundamental and strategic issues in international relations.
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(Roast Duck In Banana Leaf)
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OVERVIEW: The rich ﬂavor of duck is greatly enhanced by a host
which is invariably a great favorite with visitors to Bali. The Balinese have great admiration for the duck and consider it to be a particularly strong animal as it is, like the turtle, the only one able to survive on land as water.
1 whole duck, weigh about 2 kg (4 ½ lb) 18 shallots, peeled, cut in half, and sliced
6 cloves garlic, peeled, cut in half, & sliced 3 stalks lemon grass, ﬁnely sliced 5 fragrant lime leaves, ﬁnely sliced
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8 cm (3in) fresh turmeric, peeled, chopped 8 cm (3in) kencur root, peeled, chopped 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed 5 bird’s-eye chilies, slices
Director of Tokobagus.com Remco Lupker together with Miss Indonesia 2011, Astrid Ellena, planting tree during the Go Green Fair 2011.
1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed 2 tsp dried shrimp paste, roasted and coarsely crushed IBP/Courtesy of Tokobagus.com
1½ tbsp salt 3 tbsp oil Banana leaves, greaseproof paper or aluminum foil for wrapping
PREPARATION: Wipe the duck dry and set aside. Combine all ingredients except banana leafs in a bowl and mix well. Rub the duck outside with this mixture and ﬁll the center of the duck with the remainder.
Close open duck with satay skewer. Wrap in several layers of banana leaves, greaseproof paper or foil and steam for 50 minutes. Transfer duck to a moderate oven and bake at 180o C (350o F) for 30 minutes.
Remove banana leaves, cut duck meat up in small pieces and serve with stufﬁng. When cooked, the meat should be so tender that it falls off the bones.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Kedonganan A Best-loved culinary tourism village
KEDONGANGAN ONGA - Kedonganan Customary Village ďŹ sh known as a ďŹ shing village is also famous as culinary tourism village. There aare about 24 cafĂŠs offering luscious seafood delicaciess that can be encountered along the shoreline of nan. Kedonganan. Startingg in 22007, the Kedonganan Customary Village supBadu Regency arranged the area of Kedonganan ported by Badung Beach. The pres presence of cafĂŠs was then set up properly so they could maximize the potential of local residents. Having passed through a long process, it could be established 24 units of cafĂŠ where the physical construction was ďŹ nanced by LPD of Kedonganan Customary Village amounting to IDR 500 million for working capital and inventory. Overall the capital invested for the cafĂŠ business approximately reached IDR 12 billion. Around twenty four cafĂŠs was handed over to six customary hamlets existing at Kedonganan Village. Each hamlet was given the right to manage four units of cafĂŠ. It was a strategy to improve the welfare of Kedonganan society through joint efforts by utilizing the village territory located on the coast. Furthermore, since then Kedonganan Beach was well known as a culinary tourism village. The menus on offer comprised the grilled ďŹ sh, lobster, shrimp, mussels, crab, squid, and supporting menus such as chili-style menus of Kedonganan, water spinach with plecing sauce and some others. Flavor and aroma on offer had its own characteristics that could not be found elsewhere. Ultimately, the name Kedonganan was then touted in the tourism industry. A number of websites reported about the atmosphere of Kedonganan Beach as an alternative coastal tourist attraction and culinary tourism in Bali.
Monday, December 5, 2011
BUSINESS Obama pushes payroll tax cut extension Associated Press
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A beggar walks past a bank in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Mario Montiâ€™s government will unveil austerity measures totaling 20-25 billion euros over the next two years on Monday, government sources said, as Italy seeks to shore up public ďŹ nances but also help growth to head off an acute debt crisis.
Italy plans 20-25 billion euro austerity measures Reuters
Monday, December 5, 2011
Tom Cruise visits India’s iconic Taj Mahal Agence France Presse
NEW DELHI — Hollywood star Tom Cruise says his visit to India this week follows a lifelong desire to see the country. He said while touring the iconic, white-marble Taj Mahal mausoleum in Agra that he is “very excited” about being in the country for a fan screening of his latest action-thriller, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” days ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday.
Cruise joins Bollywood star Anil Kapoor for the red-carpet screening Sunday in Mumbai. The film sees Cruise reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt, while Kapoor plays an Indian business tycoon. Cruise told Press Trust of India on Saturday, “I wanted to come to India my whole life, so I am very excited.” Hollywood star Tom Cruise poses in front of the landmark Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Swift, Minaj get Billboard honor, talk Grammy nods Agence France Presse
NEW YORK — Taylor Swift doesn’t think the Recording Academy is mean. Though she won the Grammy for album of the year in 2010, she’s not sad her latest multiplatinum effort isn’t up for the honor this time around. “I got three nominations. I was just so excited,” she said Friday, before she was honored as Billboard’s “Woman of the Year.” Among the Swift achievements that led to her Billboard honor was the best-selling performance of her third album “Speak Now,” which has sold more than 3.7 million copies and generated hits like “Mine” and “Mean.” There was some surprise when the critically acclaimed album wasn’t among the overall best album nominees when the Grammy nominations were revealed Wednesday, but Swift says she’s excited by her nominations, which include best country album and two for “Mean,” in which she answers her critics and challenges bullies. “That song is so personal, and I’m so glad that the Grammys recognized it,” she said on the red carpet ahead of the event. Swift
got a standing ovation as she accepted her honor. Swift recalled reading Billboard as a teen, pouring over its pages and hoping one day to see her name in the trade magazine. “I got here today and there were all these ﬂashing camera bulbs ... I got to the table, and I saw the magazine on the chair and it had me on it,” she said. “All the daydreams I had as a little kid, I guess this is what it looked like.” One of the country singer’s favorite artists, Nicki Minaj, was also honored at the event as Billboard’s “Rising Star.” Like Swift, Minaj was rocking blonde bangs. “This is my Taylor Swift look,” Minaj joked. But the rapper and singer got teary-eyed at the event when Minaj received her honor. She’s costarred on dozens of hit songs in the last two years, and her debut CD, “Pink Friday,” has sold more than 1.6 million copies in the United States. Minaj is nominated for four Grammys, including best new artist, pitting her against the Band Perry, Bon Iver, Skrillex and J. Cole. “I don’t ever expect to win those kinds of things, but it’s good to be recognized and it’s good for girls to see that you can do whatever kind of music that you want to do,” Minaj said on the red carpet.
Jimmy Fallon to release new comedy album Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon is known for performing with his famous musical guests, including Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Blake Shelton, so it seems only natural the comedian and music enthusiast would release a new album. Fans won’t have to wait long. His second record, not yet titled, is scheduled for release next summer on Warner Music Nashville. It will feature parodies and music that have become instant classics on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy
Fallon.” His first album, “The Bathroom Wall,” was released in 2002. Despite singing live with some of the biggest names in music on his show, Fallon said he still feels the pressure of getting his new album completed. “Mostly, it means I should probably start writing some songs,” he said in a statement. FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011 ﬁle photo, Jimmy Fallon arrives at the 16th annual GQ “Men of the Year” party in Los Angeles.
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More than half of all carbon pollution released into the atmosphere comes from ﬁve countries, according to a national ranking of greenhouse gas emissions released Thursday. The ﬁrst 10 countries on the list, made available during UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, account for two-thirds of global emissions, said the report, compiled by British-based ﬁrm Maplecroft, specialists in risk analysis.
More than half of all carbon pollution released into the atmosphere comes from ﬁve countries, according to a national ranking of greenhouse gas emissions released Thursday.
China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan top the ranking, with Brazil, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Iran just behind. Three of the top six nations are energy-hungry emerging giants developing their economies at breakneck speed. China, which eclipsed the United States several years ago to head the list, produced 9,441 megatons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e), a measure that combines C02 with other heattrapping gases such as methane and nitrous oxide. The method of calculation used combines 2009 ﬁgures for energy consumption with estimated numbers for 2010. The majority of the countries’ emissions are carbon dioxide, thanks to massive energy demand. Renewable energy use is increasing, but remains dwarfed by fossil fuel use.
India produced 2272.45 megatons of CO2e, a signiﬁcant portion from methane generated by agriculture. “Although per capita energy use in China and India is relatively low, overall energy demand is very large,” said Maplecroft Analyst, Chris Laws. “When combined with high use of coal and other fossil fuels, this results in large emissions in both countries.” Brazil’s output of 1,144 megatons from energy use would be signiﬁcantly higher if deforestation were taken into account. Among advanced economies, the United States -- No. 1 among large nations for per capita emissions -- produced 6,539 megatons of CO2e. Russia, at 1,963 megatons, ranked fourth. Its emissions dropped after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but are expected to rise.
Court: Some bone marrow donors can be paid 2 giant pandas on way from China to Scotland Agence France Presse
such compensation a crime punishable by up to ﬁve years in prison. In its ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a technological breakthrough makes donating bone marrow a process nearly identical to giving blood plasma. It’s legal — and common — to pay plasma donors. Therefore, the court ruled, bone marrow donors undergoing the new procedure can be paid as well and are exempt from a law making it a felony to sell human organs for transplants. The ruling comes after a lawsuit was ﬁled by lawyers at the nonproﬁt Institute for Justice. The group represents a coalition of patients, doctors and MoreMarrowDonors.org, which is seeking to offer donors $3,000 in the form of a scholarship, housing allowance or gift to charity. A plaintiff in the lawsuit, Kumud Majumder, said his 11-year-old son, Arya, died of leukemia last April. The family had resorted to an imperfect bone marrow donor match in desperation because no perfect match was available, the father said at a news conference outside the circuit court’s Pasadena chambers “Arya’s tragedy happened in part because of a lack of bone marrow donors,” Majumder said. “In the end, creating more and better bone marrow donor matches through a system of modest compensation will save the lives of patients, improve the lives of donors, drive down the costs of treatment and improve the quality of life of cancer patients as they battle to survive.” The unanimous, three-judge panel of the AP Photo/Nick Ut, File court did say it remains a felony to compenFILE - In this Feb. 15. 2011 ﬁle photo, Kumud Majumder holds a sate donors for undergoing an older transplant photo of his deceased son, 11-year-old Arya Majumder, outside method, which extracts the marrow from the U.S. Federal Court in Pasadena, Calif. donors’ bones.
SAN FRANCISCO — A father who believes a lack of bone marrow donors contributed to his son’s death from leukemia says a federal court ruling allowing most bone marrow donors to be paid will save lives and drive down treatment costs. The appeals court ruled Thursday that most bone marrow donors can be paid, overturning the government’s interpretation of a decades-old law making
Associated Press Writer
BEIJING — Two giant pandas are ﬂying from China to Scotland, where they will become the ﬁrst pandas to live in Britain in nearly two decades. The pandas named Tian Tian and Yang Guang — or Sweetie and Sunshine — munched on bamboo at Chengdu airport ahead of their trip Sunday. The pandas are to stay for 10 years at Edinburgh Zoo, where ofﬁcials hope they will breed during their stay. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland will pay more than 600,000 pounds ($935,000) a year to China for the loan of Sweetie and Sunshine, not including the expense of imported bamboo. Britain’s AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Qiaoqiao last giant panda In this photo released by China’s Xinhua lived in London News Agency, giant panda Yang Guang Zoo until 1994, eats bamboo prior to a journey to Britwhen it was re- ain in Ya’an, southwest China’s Sichuan turned to China. Province, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Ferguson stunned by Hernandez injury blow Agence France Presse
Inter Milan’s Giampaolo Pazzini reacts after a failed penalty kick against Udinese during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan December 3, 2011.
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Argentina cling on in Davis Cup with doubles win Reuters
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Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, punches Antonio Margarito, of Mexico, during the eighth round of an WBA World Junior Middleweight Championship boxing matchCotto defeated Margarito with a TKO decision amid confusion in the corner before they came out for the 10th round.
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Argentinaâ€™s David Nalbandian, right, returns the ball while playing with team mate Eduardo Schwank during their doubles tennis match of the Davis Cup Final, against Spainâ€™s Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez, in Sevilla, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Glock: I’m as good as Vettel Timo Glock believes that he would give double world champion Sebastian Vettel a run for his money in similar equipment. Conﬁdence is a pre-requisite for an F1 driver, and Timo Glock showed that he has lost none of his despite being marooned at the rear of the grid by claiming to be the equal of double world champion Sebastian Vettel. Speaking in an interview ahead of his maiden appearance at the Race of Champions in his native Germany, the Marussia Virgin Racing driver insisted that he would give his Red Bull rival a run for his money if he was gifted similar machinery. “I know I’m just as good as Seb,” he told Kolner Express, “If we were both sitting in a Red Bull, only the form of the day would make the difference.” With the RoC pitting drivers against each other in the same cars, Glock, who competes for Team Germany 2 alongside
double DTM champion Timo Scheider while Vettel partners seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher in the all-conquering ﬁrst team, admits that he hopes to get the chance to prove his point in Dusseldorf. “I’m very curious to see how the comparison pans out,” he smiled. Having spent the past two seasons helping establish the Virgin Racing team as a credible F1 entry, many expected Glock to look to move back up the grid for 2012. However, with a dearth of viable alternatives, with the possible exception of joining an already-crowded
waiting room at Lotus Renault, he opted to sign a ‘long-term’ deal with his current employer, with the view to helping it move away from the back of the grid. “It’s quite funny,” the 29-year old explained, “I recently sat with an old Toyota mechanic and he asked me how I can stay motivated because we were ﬁghting for the podium and now I’m ﬁghting for 20th place. “It’s simply this - when I get into the car, I’m always motivated. Even when it’s for the wooden spoon, I just ﬁght until the last metre.
Kimi Raikkonen will prove his critics wrong RENAULT team owner Gerard Lopez says questions about Kimi Raikkonen’s motivation in returning to Formula 1 will only make the 2007 world champion more determined to succeed. After two years in the World Rally Championship, Raikkonen is rejoining grand prix racing in 2012 with what will then be called the Lotus team. The Finn’s motivation level was often called into question during the latter stages of his original F1 career and in his WRC stint, but speaking during Raikkonen’s ﬁrst visit to the team’s Enstone factory on Friday, Lopez said he was conﬁdent this was not an issue anymore. “Kimi has proven in the past that he is among the fastest and in terms of age he’s still in his prime,” said Lopez. “In terms of motivation from what I have seen and spoken to him, he is probably as motivated as ever. And the more people question the better it is because it is going to increase his motivation even more to prove that they are wrong. “I’m excited that he is here because I
think it’s one of the very important steps in getting the team to where we want it to be which is one of the top teams in Formula 1.” Lopez feels that as a proven world champion, Raikkonen will be the benchmark Renault needs to judge its competitiveness as it tries to get back to the top. “I think we decided that we had to look forward in terms of performance and the key way to see how good a car is, is to have a good driver,” he said. Raikkonen said he was pleased with the welcome he received at the team’s base yesterday, and that he was feeling relaxed about the task ahead. “It is my ﬁrst time in Enstone,” he said, “so it is very nice to see the factory - it feels good. It is a very warm feeling and I’m very relaxed. “I haven’t really read the newspapers about all the excitement but it is quite normal, isn’t it? It doesn’t put any more pressure on me. I always try to do my best, so I don’t put myself under pressure. It will be exciting, yes, but no pressure really and we will see how it goes.”