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NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’ adds teens; Michaels returns Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — “The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty. The show’s 14th season will take on a new “mission” against the national increase in childhood obesity, NBC said Tuesday. Youths between the ages of 13 and 17 will join teams trying to shed pounds and get fit. Unlike adults competing for a $250,000 prize, the teenagers won’t be subject to elimination from the show and will not be weighed for the broadcast, NBC said. The show’s producers discussed adding teens at length and are “incredibly sensi-

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tive” to safeguarding them, Michaels said. “It’s brave, it’s bold and I’m sure it’s going to be controversial, and we’ll do the best we can to handle it in the most positive and effective way possible,” the usually tough-talking fitness expert said. The goal is to focus on the kids’ health rather than their weight, Michaels said, adding, “It’s about getting them on the softball team, not into a size four.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past three decades, with about 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 considered obese based on height and weight measurements. The season’s 18 contestants

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2012 file photo shows fitness guru Jillian Michaels in New York. “The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty.

will be divided into six-member teams, each including at least one youngster. Michaels, who took a break from “Biggest Loser” to pursue adoption of a daughter, will join trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince in working with the young contestants, with medical staff and childhood obesity experts also involved. The hard-driving trainer, who also has an infant son with her partner, says it remains to be seen whether motherhood will alter her overall approach toward adults who are “killing themselves” with bad health habits. “I am a different person, motherhood changes your DNA. However, being a mom and doing this job are very different aspects of my life and personality,” she said, adding, “I’m not going to make any promises.” “Biggest Loser” will return in early January, NBC said, but a debut date was not announced.

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Jim Carrey joins cast of “Kick-Ass 2” Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Jim Carrey has joined the cast of “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to The Wall,” for director Jeff Wadlow who tweeted the news this weekend. Carrey will play Colonel Stars who helps rally a group of misfit super-heroes on a quest to fight evil. The sequel reunites Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage. Wadlow tweeted: “6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then.” This will be the first comic book film for Carrey since he played the role of The Riddler in “Batman Forever.” Calls to Carrey’s representatives were not immediately returned. The sequel will be supervised by the director and co-writer of “Kick-Ass,” Matthew Vaughn. It will be released through Universal next summer. In the comic book, which the film is based on, Colonel Stars is a member of Justice Forever, a poor man’s justice league. Colonel Stars gets out of the mafia and finds solace in Justice Forever. This will be REUTERS/Stephen Chernin the first comic book film for Carrey since Comedian Jim Carrey speaks before presenting an award during the he played the role of The Riddler in the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York City April 28, 2012. 1995 film “Batman Forever.”

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The photo shows seaweed farmer carried his harvest while in the background a hotel project being finished. The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali and the Indonesia Farmers Association (HKTI) of Bali encouraged a synergy between the agriculture and tourism set forth in a regional regulation. It is an effort to remove disparity between the two sectors.

Associations urges synergy of agriculture and tourism Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali and the Indonesia Farmers Association (HKTI) of Bali encouraged a synergy between the agriculture and tourism set forth in a regional regulation. It is an effort to remove disparity between the two sectors.

Chairman of HKTI Bali, Prof. Nyoman Suparta, said that to advance the agricultural sector from the downturn it had to be accompanied with a clear regulation. Many farmers complained as their products were not maximally absorbed by market. On the other hand, the perpetrators of industry complained about the supply of agricultural products which had not met the quality and

continuity standard. “Tourism industry and the agricultural sector continue to mutually blame so far. Such polemic came to view due to the absence of clear rules. To that end, we urge the government to include the synergy between tourism and agriculture in a regional regulation,” said Nyoman Suparta in Denpasar. It was said the synergy be-

tween the two sectors would be proposed in the draft of regional regulation on subak (Balinese irrigation cooperative) being prepared by Bali House. On that account, the Bali tourism growing rapidly would not harm the agriculture that had been dominantly cultivated by Balinese people. Chairman of the PHRI Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, also agreed to the es-

tablishment of regulation setting forth the synergy of agriculture and tourism in Bali. So far, the hotel industry had attempted to absorb the local agricultural products. “All the tourism perpetrators, including the hotel industry, in Bali have agreed to participate in helping the agricultural sector in Bali,” he said. Continued on page 6


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Water Source narrowing, Babung Residents experiencing water crisis Semarapura (Bali Post) –

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The Catur Muka Statute which is located in the center of Denpasar.

As for arrangement of Catur Muka statue

Denpasar House proposes to equip with overflow pond Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The plan of Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) to arrange the landscaping garden at Catur Muka roundabout, Denpasar, was responded positively by the rank of Denpasar House. However, the House suggested in order it should be embellished with an overflow pond. In addition, the type of plants used should not be of the large kinds because the space was narrow. It was confirmed by a member of Commission B of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Suadi Putra, accompanied by Ketut Sugiata in his office, Tuesday (Sep 4). “We heard the Catur Muka statue at roundabout would be re-arranged this year,” said this PDI-P politician. Suadi Putra hoped the arrangement to landscaping garden at Catur Muka roundabout becoming the trade mark and zero point of Denpasar was important to be worked on maximally. Therefore, his party hoped the assessment and selection of materials could give majestic impression to Catur Muka Statue. Additionally, this people’s representative from Sidakarya hoped the landscaping garden would no longer be used as a place to watch and be trampled by people. On that account, his party hoped the garden could be embellished with an overflow pond. As for the type

of plants, it should be planted with grasses. “The plants should not be of high species as the space is very narrow. If planted with tall plants, it will give narrow impression,” he said. Meanwhile, Ketut Sugiata added it should be equipped with a better water filter because it was located in an open space. To avoid any waste from coming into the drains, it should be installed a sieve. “Water filter should also be considered,” said the politician from Ubung Kaja. Earlier, the Head of DKP Denpasar, I Ketut Wisada, when met in the Mayor’s Office some time ago said the arrangement of statue becoming the identity of the culturebased city would be executed by the end of this year. Even, the design of landscaping garden under the Catur Muka statue had been accomplished by planner consultant. “This re-arrangement is designed with a budget of IDR 1.5 billion,” said Wisada.

However, he said, the execution of landscaping garden located at the central intersection of Denpasar would be done in stages. For first phase, it would be worked on with a budget worth IDR 500 million. In the following years, it would be done gradually. “The work is done gradually because it needs a lot of money,” he said. Such large amount of funds was needed, he said, because some ornaments in use would be adjusted to give more value to the Catur Muka statue. The statue would also be equipped with lights to give prominent impression at night. In the image prepared by the planner consultant, it was seen if the design of garden around the Catur Muka was made more artistic. Even, the paving around the sculpture garden was also designed to contain motif that would give more vivid impression. (kmb12)

The water debit due to dry season caused one water source at Taman Sari, Dusun Babung, Gunaksa Village, Dawan, Klungkung narrowing and have caused locals to experience clean water crisis. The situation made them have to get water from Tukad Unda River to wash clothes and bathe. It was seen that the distance from the houses to the river reached 4 kilometer. Besides going there, they also have to buy water from houses that received Water Municipal Work waters as there are around 22 families who don’t receive it at Abian Kaja. That is why they depend on the water source for every day need yet since the dry season the water source coming from Dawan Kaler hardly gives anything. One resident, Nyoman Konten, last Monday (3/9) rather buy water rather than queuing for the little water source for hours. Another resident, Ni Wayan Tetep (60) who has a grandchild admitted had to queue four hours for a need of one bucket. Many residents would queue up until late for it. “To avoid being bored, I would make offerings while waiting,” Tetep stated. The water source was built in 1987 and used for residents to drink and cook. For bathing they would use river in Gunaksa and Tukad Unda at Dawan. Tetep accompanied by another resident Nyoman Darni, stated that this water debit was not only due to the dry season but suspected to have its pipe that routed the first water source at Bukit Pengancukan, Dawan Kaler Village got broke just like the previous problem that have occurred. (kmb)

Data on tourist accommodation considered inaccurate Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Data on tourist accommodation in Gianyar were accused inaccurate. It was announced by Chairman of Commission C of Gianyar House, Made Mawa, after having a meeting in conjunction with the discussion of budget draft 2013 with relevant agencies such as the Integrated Licensing Service Agency (BPPT), Tourism Agency, and public order officer (Satpol PP) of Gianyar, Tuesday (Sep 4). Pursuant to the existing data on tourist accommodation and restaurant, so far Gianyar Regency had 1,468 tourist accommodations. However, the House did not fully believe such amount because it believed there were many unrecorded villas and boarding houses. To that end, the House insisted on re-summoning relevant agencies to discuss about the issue because they were all not present in the meeting, he said. In addition, the data of tourist accommodation and restaurants of the previous year had never been updated so far. When seen in the field, between the data held today and the mandate of Law No. 28/2009 on Regional Taxes and Levies were no longer relevant. Mawa acknowledged that some star-hotels, budget hotels, villas, rental houses and boarding houses were not thoroughly recorded in the Tourism Agency as well as in the BPPT. Even, there was a hotel license whose status should have changed into star-hotel instead of budget hotel but had not been revised. In addition, there was also a restaurant that had gone bankrupt, but its name remained to be listed. It should have been immediately revised, he said. Commission C hoped that in 2012 the data on tourism potential should have been resolved. If the data were still inaccurate, it would be impossible to cope with the leakage of revenue from tourism sector, he said. Meanwhile, the Head of Gianyar Tourism Agency, AA Ari Bagus Brahmanta, said the data on the tourist accommodation were still being verified. The officers continued to collect data particularly regarding the newly established villas in several places in Ubud and Blahbatuh. He considered it necessary to form of a team to do such data collection, so that each agency did not do their own ways. (kmb16)

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Matahari Beach Resort & Spa IBP

The Matahari is located in North West Bali on a stunning coastline surrounded by National Parks and Marine conservation areas and this setting, with the hills in the back drop, is simply stunning. Space and tranquillity are what this resort offers most abundantly, and its all within a traditional ambience, the resort lovingly constructed from local materials including marble, palemanan and bamboo. It’s difficult to believe there are only 32 rooms in the entire resort not least because the amount of facilities and activity on offer is so extensive. From diving to cycling, trips to the national park and golf, there is something for everyone here. There are 4 room types: Garden and Panorama View (50m2). Deluxe (75m2) and Super Deluxe (100m2). They are housed in 16 Bungalows which have 2 rooms in each. From the moment you enter the hand carved doors, you know you’re in a unique room whether it’s the Garden or the Super Deluxe. They are beautifully constructed and crafted using local wood and marble

with beautiful conical high ceilings and parquet flooring. The 4 poster beds are the gloss on a classical Balinese creation and the effort that has been made to keep the local look and feel is immense to the extent that mod cons are cleverly hidden so you feel you are in a traditional Balinese villa. (In keeping with the peaceful nature of this resort, the rooms do not have TV’s). The bathrooms are beautiful with huge marble tubs and outdoor showers, which have very interesting dragon head taps. If you are looking for the real of Bali, then Matahari Beach Resort & Spa ticks all the boxes. Remote with beautiful seascapes, great food and a real local feel, it encapsulates the image Bali portrays as a paradise island. This is somewhere to escape to and experience real Indonesia on your doorstep whilst staying in a classical luxury resort with great food and excellent service.

Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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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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Murata turns to tiniest device for big business Associated Press Writer

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An undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the NASA Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. After spending a year examining Vesta, Dawn is poised to depart and head to another asteroid, Ceres, where it will arrive in 2015.

Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — One asteroid down, one to go. After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — a voyage that will take nearly three years. Firing its ion propulsion thrusters, Dawn had been slowly spiraling away from Vesta for more than a month until it was to pop free from its gravitational grip. Since its antenna was pointed away from Earth during this last maneuver, engineers would not know until Wednesday how it went. The departure was considered ho-hum compared with other recent missions — think Curiosity’s whiteknuckle “seven minutes of terror” dive into Mars’ atmosphere. “It’s not a sudden event. There’s no whiplash-inducing maneuver. There’s no tension, no anxiety,” said chief engineer Marc Rayman of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $466 million

mission. “It’s all very gentle and very graceful.” Launched in 2007, Dawn is on track to become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with two celestial bodies in a bid to learn about the solar system’s evolution. Dawn slipped into orbit last year around Vesta — about the size of Arizona — and beamed back stunning closeups of the lumpy surface. Its next destination is the Texas-size Ceres, also known as a dwarf planet. Vesta and Ceres are the largest bodies in the asteroid belt littered with chunks of rocks that never quite bloomed into full-fledged planets. As cosmic time capsules, they’re ideal for scientists trying to piece together how Earth and the

other planets formed and evolved. During its yearlong stay at Vesta, Dawn used its cameras, infrared spectrometer, and gamma ray and neutron detector to explore the asteroid from varying altitudes, getting as close as 130 miles above the surface. Dawn uncovered a few surprises. Scientists have long known that Vesta sports an impressive scar at its south pole, likely carved by an impact with a smaller asteroid. A closer inspection revealed that Vesta hid a second scar in the same region — evidence that it had been whacked twice within the last 2 billion years. The collisions spewed chunks of debris into space; some fell to Earth as meteorites.

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TOKYO — Small is big for Murata: The Japanese electronics maker has developed the world’s tiniest version of a component known as the capacitor. And that’s potentially big business. Capacitors, which store electric energy, are used in the dozens, even in the hundreds, in just about every type AP Photo/Murata Manufacturing Co. of gadget — smartphones, laptops, In this undated photo released parts for hybrid cars, medical equipby Murata Manufacturing Co., ment and digital cameras. Smaller componentry allows for other innova- its latest capacitor, measuring tions and improvements from thinner just 0.25 millimeter by 0.125 millimeter, right, is pointed by a medevices to longer battery life. The latest capacitor, measuring chanical pencil as it is displayed just 0.25 millimeter by 0.125 mil- with its bigger size models. limeter, is as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence. Murata Manufacturing Co.’s focus on highly specialized technological breakthroughs, such as the one announced Wednesday, also underlines the challenges confronting Japan’s electronics industry — once unquestioned leaders but now taking a beating from cheaper Asian rivals. Japanese makers have struggled to compete against South Korean rivals and manufacturers in Taiwan, China and the rest of Asia with access to cheaper labor. The Japanese are also fighting the strong yen, which erodes the value of its earnings. “The power of Japanese high-tech makers is waning — in development, marketing and management. And it can’t all be blamed on a strong yen,” said Rick Oyama, analyst with market researcher HIS iSuppli in Tokyo. “What counts is whether a company can deliver creative products and innovation.” Murata, based in the ancient capital of Kyoto, central Japan, is best known for its bicycle-riding robot, which showcases its delicate sensor technology. But since its founding in 1944, the company’s core business has been ceramic capacitors. The latest super-small capacitor is a quarter of the size of the previous smallest ceramic capacitor, also developed by Murata, in 2004.

Wayward Sea Lion Rescued in California

The U.S. Coast Guard has helped to rescue a 500-pound (226 kilogram) sea lion named Franklin that kept getting into trouble in Southern California, officials noted in a blog post Monday (Sept. 3). Franklin was found up a creek in Irvine, Calif., early last month and moved to a local beach by officials from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. But just days later the sea lion was spotted inland again — this time 5 miles (8 kilometers) up a flood control channel, according to the Coast Guard blog post. Wildlife experts decided that Franklin needed to be taken farther out to sea to stay out of harm’s way. The Coast Guard Cutter Edisto was called in, and the vessel brought the sea lion from San Pedro, Calif., out near Catalina Island, where he was released. The wayward sea lion reportedly was named after Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, who came home from the London Games this summer with four gold medals.

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DENPASAR - Handling method of rubbish transport from some dumps to Suwung landfill was not fully carried out properly. As evidence, there were rubbishes still spilling out of the dump until daytime. As happened at Kreneng dump on Tuesday (Sep 4), the rubbish piled up until 10:00 a.m. This condition was complained by some residents passing through and moving near the dump located to the west of Kreneng Terminal. One of the residents, I Made Puja, encountered at location admitted to be deeply disturbed by the rubbish overflow. “It resulted in slovenly impression as it is located within a crowd,” he said. He estimated the piling rubbish in the dump was caused by late coming of rubbish truck transporting the rubbish at the dump. “Perhaps, it was caused by late transportation of rubbish to landfill,” he said. In response to such condition, the Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, I Ketut Wisada, who was confirmed last Tuesday said the rubbish still piling up at the dumps was the one discarded by public that managed their rubbish through an independent group. Besides, Wisada also recognized the restricted number of bulldozer

used to load the rubbish onto trucks. Therefore, it should still be waiting for the turn after accomplishing the tasks at the other dumps. He said the transport of rubbish at Kreneng dump got its turn after the trucks completely transported the rubbish on roadside. Additionally, the bulldozer used to load rubbish onto trucks should wait after completing its tasks at Monang Maning settlement, Tegal Kerta village, Jalan Pulau Kawe leading to Jalan Pulau Seram and ultimately at Kreneng dump. “We got round to each dump to monitor the rubbish whether the existing rubbish has been cleaned up. Otherwise, we will ask the janitor to immediately transport the existing rubbish,” explained Wisada. After waiting for some time, the piling rubbish at the dumps could be handled by some janitors to be transported to landfill. At Tuesday noon, the piling rubbish could have been handled cleanly. (kmb12)

Handling method of rubbish transport from some dumps to Suwung landfill was not fully carried out properly. As evidence, there were rubbishes still spilling out of the dump until daytime. As happened at Kreneng dump on Tuesday (Sep 4), the rubbish piled up until 10:00 a.m.

Ngelawar:

From Togetherness with Love to Flavor Each region in Indonesia has different delicacy pursuant to surrounding environment providing the ingredients and tradition maintained. Bali, for instance, has lawar. It has been renowned and tasted by the tongue of foreign tourists. Hot spices supported by a variety of tubers and thinly-

chopped vegetables like the young coconut shell, string bean, grated coconut or young papaya will kindle the appetite from the beginning until the end. Then, chopped meat such as pork, beef, chicken, duck or others are used as the main ingredient, and it gives the name of the lawar itself. This lawar

delicacy is over and over again introduced in every occasion of traditional culinary event. At villages, the ngelawar (preparation of lawar) tradition is begun by togetherness. Villagers usually slaughter a pig or the like and prepare the dishes collectively for special occasions such as per-

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Franklin waits on a pier at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach to be lifted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Edisto for transport and release near Catalina Island, Calif.

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At villages, the ngelawar (preparation of lawar) tradition is begun by togetherness. Villagers usually slaughter a pig or the like and prepare the dishes collectively for special occasions such as personal life-cycle rituals or temple anniversary.

sonal life-cycle rituals or temple anniversary. From early in the morning, they have been ready to go by bringing along with a sharp knife. Few moments later, the chopping boards turn crowded sounding tek...tek…tek…tek and goes on. Some prepare spices and vegetables, while the others slice thinly the meat in use. In essence, the pebat or kitchen department is very busy. Meanwhile, when celebrating the Galungan and Kuningan festivity, Balinese people (Hindu) may join the collective slaughter known as mepatung while food preparation is undertaken individually. This has something to do with slightly different tastes and interests. The food is prepared for filling some oblations other than for consumption. Their food habitually consist of lawar, satay, komoh (clear soup), urutan (sausage), skin crackers, tum (chopped meat mix with spices and then steamed) and so forth. Other tradition remains to be maintained is ngejot or presenting food gift to neighbor and relatives. Though they equally have the same delicacy, it is intended to maintain social relationship

and exchange the food as theirs may have different tastes. Similarly, family members will also visit relatives where parent or grandparent comes from. To share the happiness with the ancestral souls, at least family will also bring along sagi offering and be presented to them in the home platform shrine at bale dangin or eastern pavilion. Today, probably many people are very busy as they must be in charge to work. However, there are always people offering their services by providing ready-toserve lawar. It is variedly packed in nice bamboo basket containing particular number of satay, lawar and serapah (grated coconut with meat). On that account, people will not be busy to prepare it in case of organizing an event or socio-religious activity. When making a visit to Bali, it also a good opportunity for you try these delicacies. At least, try the lawar as it has been identical to Balinese cuisine. Seemingly, your visit to Bali would be incomplete without ‘pampering’ your tongue by this delicacy. Of course, it will enrich your culinary adventure, too! (kmb)


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HIV/AIDS cases in Karangasem increasing

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The blaze which happened on the solves on Mount Agung

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In order not to burn forests

The poor on mountain slopes must be empowered

Amlapura (Bali Post)—

A number of prominent figures in Karangasem asked the government to pay attention to the poor, especially those living in the mountain slope area or the foot of mountain. They must be empowered so that residents will not too much penetrate the protected forest or even mountain slope to search for food subsistence. One of the Batudawa Kaja figures, I Wayan Putra, also appealed to the people in the mountain area not to carelessly use or dispose the fire. It could harm the forest and trigger forest fire as happened this week. In the incident, thousands of hectares of protected forest on the northern, eastern, southeastern and southern slopes of the highest mountain in Bali functioning the buffer and rain catchment caught fire for four days. “We ask the residents, chiefly those of Kedampal, to maintain the sustainability and safety of forest from fire and encroachment,” he said. If the forest had burned out and mountain slopes turned barren, it would have a very broad impact and be detrimental to all parties. The springs continued to shrink and many even had been dry, as well as erosion, landslides and flooding would threat during rainy season. Likewise, it also kindled drought and water crisis in dry

season like today. Putra even did not believe if the source of fire regularly burning the forests every dry season was due to friction between tree branches. In reality, the trees on the mountain slopes, especially in the north and east were slightly rare. He even thought and there was information if the source of fire could be the remaining fire disposed by forest encroachers that looked for honey. Other sources could be from charcoal makers and firewood seekers or resident who deliberately set fire the remaining leaves and twigs of trees. Or they might also burn bushes or grasses or reeds so that at the beginning of rainy season it would grow lush and verdant for fodder. On the other hand, the Regent of Karangasem also asked the residents living at the slopes of mountain, chiefly Mount Agung, not to come into the forest. It should be enough to

cultivate their own land. They might come into the forest just for looking for fodder, but not to burn anything. He also asked the customary village apparatus to make convention or bylaws setting forth the liabilities of residents to protecting the environment and forests. Meanwhile, the forest encroachers might seek honey but should not dispose the rest of fire carelessly as it could lead to fire. Geredeg also asked the headmen and subdistrict heads in the region having forests, mainly protected forests, to keep an eye on their residents so they would not explore the protected forests. In the meantime, the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) said that hotspots originally burned the forest of Mount Agung last Tuesday had not been visible or totally gone out. It was based on the report of Bebandem Subdistrict Head, Komang Agus Sukasena, and Abang Subdistrict Head, Wayan Ardika, who could monitor the situation by helicopter on Tuesday. “Hotspots above the Tanah Aron village or on the southern slopes of Mount Agung have totally gone out,” said Chairman of BPBD, Komang Sutirtayasa. (013)

Buyan Lake water reducing, SDN 4 Pancasari start again

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U.S. flag and China’s flag flutter in winds at a hotel in Beijing Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. U.S.

Clinton seeks Chinese accord on South China Sea

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BEIJING — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down Wednesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao to press Beijing to agree to peacefully resolve territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors over the South China Sea. But as she began her meetings here, China questioned the stated neutrality of the United States. At the start of the talks with Hu, Clinton said the U.S.-China relationship is strong. “We are able to explore areas of agreement and disagreement in a very open manner, which I think demonstrates the maturity of the relationship and the chance to take it further in the future,” she said. There was no immediate comment on the talks, but a scheduled meeting with Vice President Xi Jinping for later Wednesday morning had been canceled by China “for unexpected

scheduling reasons,” said a senior State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Xi, who takes over as China’s top leader later this year, also had a meeting canceled with the visiting prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. No reasons for the cancellations have been given. Clinton met late Tuesday with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi after arriving in China from Indonesia, where she urged Southeast Asian na-

TOKYO - Japan has agreed to buy disputed East China Sea islets, claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, from their private Japanese owners, Japanese media said on Wednesday, a move likely to fuel tensions between Asia’s two largest economies. The uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, have long been a source of friction. Japan and China have competing territorial claims to the islets and surrounding fishing areas and potentially rich gas deposits. The Japanese government will buy the islets for 2.05 billion yen ($26.15 million) and the owners will sign a contract soon, the Japanese dailies Asahi and Yomiuri said. The planned purchase of the islands, controlled by Japan and claimed by Taiwan as well, will be approved in a cabinet meeting as early as mid-September, the newspapers said. The row is part of a broader series of territorial disputes in the

South China and East China Seas that have set China against U.S. regional allies such as Japan and the Philippines. On Tuesday, China warned the United States not to get involved in the disputes, just as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing pledging to send a strong message on the need to calm regional tension. The Japanese coast guard last month detained Chinese activists who sailed from Hong Kong and landed on the East China Sea islands, triggering anti-Japanese demonstrations in China. Last week, a man ripped a Japanese flag from a car carrying Japan’s ambassador in Beijing in the latest flare-up of the territorial row. The Japanese government’s plan to purchase the islets comes after Tokyo’s nationalist governor, Shintaro Ishihara, proposed a similar plan earlier this year. The Tokyo metropolitan government sent a team of officials to waters near the islets at the weekend to conduct a survey.

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A fishing boat with hoisted Japanese national flags, sails around a group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea September 2, 2012.

French judges investigating Arafat’s death seek exhumation

Singaraja (Bali Post)-

SDN 4 Pancasari primary school, Sukasada, class rooms that got underwater due to Buyan Lake waters now can be functioned again as the waters have gone shallow due to the dry season. The classrooms were for year 1, 2, 3 and 6. During the incident, the location was moved to the building on the higher ground and also the teachers’ room divided as Principal, Ketut Sarka, confirmed it last Monday (3/9). Before it was used by 14th August 2012, the condition was checked with the help of the constructors building a new classroom and it resulted that it is still able to be used for studies. A few months ago, one unit of classroom and teacher dorm was underwater as Buyan Lake overloaded. The school made an emergency class out of the assembly hall. Buleleng then proposed a new classroom to be built to central government and agreed so by the water was decreasing the project was started. “Pupils in the emergency classrooms haven’t been moved as those on the higher ground are now moved to the lower ground’s building as a new classroom project will take place. For that it won’t disturb the ongoing project,” Sarka explained. (kmb)

tions to present a unified front in dealing with China in attempts to ease rising tensions in the South China Sea. The U.S. wants China and the other claimants to adopt a binding code of conduct for the region, along with a process to resolve maritime disputes without coercion, intimidation or the use of force. Clinton wants the Chinese to drop their insistence on settling conflicting claims with individual nations and instead embrace a multilateral mechanism that will give the smaller members of the Association of South East Asian Nations greater clout in negotiations. She urged all parties to make “meaningful progress” by a November summit of East Asian leaders that President Barack Obama plans to attend in Cambodia.

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Japan to buy disputed East China Sea islands: media Reuters

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Karangasem residents that were known to have been infected by HIV/AIDS or HIV Positive these past three years have increased according to Head of Karangasem Health Agency, dr. IGM Tirtayana, last Monday (3/9) at Karangasem. Up to March 2012 there are around 162 people infected and suspected the real number is more than that as WHO stated if one person is infected then the real number of people infected would be 10 people. This have placed Karangasem as the seventh area to be infected the most in Bali where 32 of them from Karangasem Sub District, 29 at Abang, 29 at Kubu, 19 at Bebandem, 19 at Manggis, 16 at Rendang, while 9 at Sidemen and 9 at Selat. As its known, the infection happened at most productive age 20-39 with 135 people (85 %) with most of them men (68%) while the causer 150 people through sex intercourse, two due to injection needle, six due to gene (mother to children) and two primary schools pupils at Rendang infected from their parents. “No case was found due to blood transfusion as the blood donation system has been good as their blood was checked first if it’s safe,” Tirtayana stated. It was stated exploitation of galian C area in Karangasem such as in Kubu, Bebandem and Selat has to be supervised as it seems a lot of truck drivers or its accompany would work 24 hours through the cold night bringing “partner to galian C”. This situation has to have everyone’s attention to protect each other especially inside the family to keep harmony going. If this is happening due to have to happen, then a good conditioned condom should be used. As Karangasem Regent’s demand, Karangasem never gave permit to dim lighted cafes. In other hand Karangasem Representative member, I Luh Purnaminingsih, stated this needs to be detected which workers have been affected or not. It also needs clear programs and effective one to socialize and give awareness to the people so that it is known. Other member, Nengah Suparta, stated there was a wayang or bondres traditional performance used as a media to socialize it. Even so, Purnaminingsih that the regional budget needs to be integrated if any additional programs will be applied. (013)

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A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting late leader Yasser Arafat (R) in Gaza City July 4, 2012.

PARIS - Three French judges are preparing to travel to Ramallah to seek the exhumation Yasser Arafat’s body as part of an investigation into whether he was murdered by poison, a judicial source told Reuters on Wednesday. The investigating magistrates will need approval from both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has already expressed his government’s willingness to exhume the body from a limestone sepulchre in Ramallah. Arafat’s widow, Suha, said in a

statement sent to Reuters that the judges told her lawyer they had begun the necessary steps to travel to Ramallah, where police experts would carry out tests under their authority. “I respectfully ask the Palestinian Authority and the Arab League to suspend all initiatives while the French justice system is looking into the case, other than to act together with them,” Suha Arafat wrote. The French murder investigation “should take precedence over all other procedures, because it is the incontestable guarantee of independence and neutrality”, she added. The court launched the murder

inquiry last month into the 2004 death of Arafat in a Paris military hospital after his widow said he may have been poisoned. No autopsy was carried out after Arafat died, aged 75, a month after being flown to France, seriously ill, from his headquarters in Ramallah. Allegations of foul play spread quickly after French doctors said they could not establish a cause of death. Suha Arafat’s allegations of poisoning followed a Swiss institute’s discovery of high levels of the radioactive element polonium-210 on Arafat’s clothing.


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Survey finds US competitiveness sliding Associated Press

LONDON — The United States has fallen in the global economic competitive stakes for the fourth year running, according to an annual survey from the World Economic Forum. Though the world’s largest economy has become more competitive partly through its continued status as a global innovation powerhouse, the Forum says Wednesday the U.S.’s ranking has dropped two places to seventh. The survey finds there is low public trust in politicians, just two months before the presidential election. Switzerland tops the overall rankings in the The Global Competitiveness Report

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McDonald’s to open vegetarian restaurants in India NEW YORK — McDonald’s Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Tuesday that the locations in India will serve only vegetarian food because of customer preferences in the region. The company could not immediately say when the restaurants would open or how many there would be. Already, McDonald’s said its restaurants in India do not sell beef or pork, and that the kitchens are separated into sections for cooking vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. They have menu items that cater to local tastes, such as the Maharaja Mac, which is a Big Mac made with chicken patties instead of beef. It also offers a McAloo Tikki, a burger made with a spicy breaded potato patty, red onions, tomatoes and a “special vegetable sauce.” The chain offers such localized options in countries around the world. The opening of the vegetarian-only restaurants “further speaks to McDonald’s efforts to cater to local tastes,” the Oak Brook, Illinoisbased company said. Without providing details,

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This undated image provided by McDonald’s Corp. shows an item available in it’s soon to open vegetarian-only restaurants in India. The company already offers menu items that cater to local tastes, such as the Maharaja Mac, which is a Big Mac except with chicken patties instead of beef.

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it said the restaurants will be in areas that are popular pilgrimage destinations. McDonald’s said the new restaurants are the only ones it’s aware of that will serve only vegetarian food. However, local franchises in India and other regions may already have meatless menus. For religious reasons, beef is not eaten by Hindus, who make up the majority of India’s population of about 1.2 billion people. McDonald’s has more than 33,500 locations around the world, but only about 250 are in India. As McDonald’s faces rising competition and a volatile world economy, it has said it will focus on offering more food options that cater to local tastes in order to grow sales. Last month, the company said a key revenue measure came in flat for July, which was its worst showing in more than nine years. The figure had grown every month since April 2003. In 2002, McDonald’s agreed to donate $10 million to Hindu and other groups in the U.S. to settle lawsuits that accused the chain of mislabeling french fries and hash browns as vegetarian. The vegetable oil used to prepare the fries and hash browns had contained traces of beef for flavoring purposes.

2012-13 for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Singapore. The Forum ranks a country’s competitiveness according to factors such the state of its infrastructure and its ability to foster innovation. Other northern European countries, such as Germany and the United Kingdom, also feature on the leaderboard, those in southern Europe continue to suffer from a host of economic problems.

Monti, Hollande stress need for economic growth Associated Press

ROME — Italian premier Mario Monti and French leader Francois Hollande on Tuesday said Europe must urgently restore economic growth and create jobs as part of a wider plan to safeguard the 17-country euro currency union. Monti emphasized Italy’s reforms to make the labor market more flexible as steps in the right direction, and called on companies and unions to cooperate to reduce unemployment, which is at a record high in the 17-country eurozone. “If the pension reforms realized by this government had been done years ago, this would have given breathing room to new generations,” Monti said. Unemployment is a particularly big problem among young people in Europe. Some economists have warned that leaders must act to avoid losing an entire generation to joblessness. Hollande said he has asked his government to “act quickly” to help stem unemployment, which has been growing for 14 straight months and has reached 3 million. To this end, next year’s budget will put a hold on public spending and focus on deficit reduction. The leaders also said they would work to ensure that commitments taken at the last European summit would be acted on. Leaders agreed in June to use the continent’s bailout fund to funnel money directly to

struggling banks, and to create a tighter union in the longer term. Hollande said leaders must aim at deepening the banking, economic and monetary union by the end of the year. Having a tighter union should help financially weaker states, such as Spain, which investors fear will be overwhelmed by the cost of rescuing its ailing banks. A banking union would take over those costs and spread them across the bloc. Over the past few months, Monti and Hollande have also been leading a progrowth lobby within the eurozone. Proausterity Germany has been coming under increasing pressure to allow countries more leeway to boost economic growth, the lack of which is undermining confidence in the continent’s recovery. The meeting comes as the European Central Bank is expected on Thursday to come up with measures to buy government bonds from countries with high borrowing rates, like Italy. That should bring down those rates, easing the financial strain on the governments. Hollande announced he and Monti will meet again in Lyon, France in early December. Among the items on the agenda will be the high-speed railway project connecting Lyon and Turin, part of a wider Lisbon, Portugal-Kiev, Ukraine line, that has been blocked in northern Italy. Tuesday’s bilateral meeting was the third since Hollande took office just over three months ago.

A Tourism Village Relying on Fruit Trees Bali Post

BULELENG - Since about a year ago, the name of Sudaji Village in Sawan Subdistrict seemed to have been very well-known. However, the village turns so famous is not because of its green area or sustainable forests, but due to various legal and political issues. For instance, it related to corruption of the national land certification program (Prona) and the fuss between the Village Representative Agency (BPD) and a group of residents whose case has not been resolved so far. Fortunately, in the midst of such political upheaval, a group of residents has a noble determination to develop the potential of the village by declaring Sudaji Village as a tourism village. It was conducted on Friday (Nov 11). The declaration was attended by leaders of customary village and tourism businesspeople of the village. Present on that occasion was the Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Putu Tastra Wijaya, who gave full support to Sudaji as a tourism village. Putu Tastra Wijaya said that Sudaji Village had met the requirement as a tourism village. However, he also hoped it could be supported seriously by the entire community because some villages declared as tourism village were unable to continue with the visit of tourists. “I think Sudaji has qualified as having the potential nature and culture,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Sudaji Tourism Village Committee, Gede Suharsana, explained the idea to make Sudaji a tourism village was inseparable from the desire of residents to conserve the nature, art and culture of Sudaji. As a matter of fact, Sudaji had abundant potential of nature and culture. Now, they just stayed to be preserved and promoted. Regarding the wealth of nature, Sudaji Village indeed realized the potential they had. Since long time ago, their ancestors indeed liked to cultivate many kinds of fruits plants, chiefly local fruits. Around

1960-1970s, the famous fruits of Sudaji were Malaysian mango and lanzone. After the hybrid seedlings of durian and rambutan came to Bali, residents of the village bordering with Suwug Village in the north and verdant hills in the south set to cultivate Acehnese rambutan and Bangkok durian. So, please do not be surprised if Sudaji has tens of thousands of fruit trees. From the existing data, at the end of 1998 were recorded 1,000 rambutan trees, 1,000 lanzone trees, 200 Malaysian mango trees, 200 mangosten trees, 5,000 coconut trees, 1,000 durian trees and 500 mango trees. Other than fruit trees, the village also had some 3,000 clove trees and 4,000 coffee trees. Within the past three years, local residents started to plant Bangkok durian. Apart from having relatively good price, the durian was more expensive than the other fruits. Now, the Bangkok durian from Sudaji had many lovers so it was always hunted. “Recently, many tourists were indeed watching the fruits while enjoying them at Sudaji Village,” said a resident of Sudaji. In relation to the forest, Sudaji Customary Village is the village that had received a national champion in the field of forest conservation. Local residents believe if forest can be taken advantage as a tourist attraction. Additionally, the architecture of local buildings IBP/File remains natural so it can also be Since about a year ago, the name of Sudaji Village in Sawan Subdistrict seemed to have been very wellenjoyed by tourists who do love known. However, the village turns so famous is not because of its green area or sustainable forests, but due to various legal and political issues. natural objects. (kmb)

Ledok, Typical Non-cholesterol Food of Nusa Penida In addition to serombotan or assorted salads with hot spices, Klungkung in fact has another distinctive food in the form snack called ledok. This kind of food is processed from non-cholesterol ingredients consisting of corn, vegetables and other grains. Ledok is a typical food of Nusa Penida, Klungkung, being capable of luring visitors to the exhibition in connection with the commemoration

of the 31st World Food Day (HPS) celebrated in the Cultural Hall of Semarapura, some time ago. On that occasion, all the invitees had a chance to taste the food. Not to forget, the Klungkung Regent I Wayan Candra and Chairwoman of the Motivator Team of Bali Province’s PKK Mrs. Ayu Pastika also tried the traditional food of Nusa Penida. “Food security should remain

to be preserved in prospering the society, despite the existence of the land itself is getting less and less,” said the Klungkung Regent, I Wayan Candra, in his speech. The regent also appealed to the public, especially the farmers, to always be able to improve their agricultural products. And to the whole community, the regent hoped to further improve the non-cholesterol diet. “Let us

increase the non-cholesterol diet in maintaining our health,” said the Regent Candra. Nusa Penida is identical with the ledok and it is actually could support the government program to the food independent society with food diverse. The food could become another source of carbohydrate other than rice. Ledok as the alternative food could also support the food stabil-

ity on the island. Naturally, a society will use the available resources to help them. Ledok is the result of the surviving act where the people in Nusa Penida are having difficulties in finding food during the dry season. However, the role of the youth in the society is essential in preserving the traditional food so it won’t be washed away by time (kmb)


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Gunman kills 1 at rally for new Quebec premier

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INDONESIA Indonesia warns of eruption on Anak Krakatau isle

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A firefighter steps back while working to douse a fire in Alvaiazere, center Portugal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

Portugal gets foreign help battling wildfires Associated Press Writer

LISBON, Portugal — Water-dumping aircraft from Spain and France on Tuesday joined Portugal’s battle to halt the spread of wildfires through thick woodland in the country’s north left tinder-dry by months of drought. Spain and France sent two aircraft each, Portugal’s Civil Protection Service said, a day after authorities appealed for help for fire crews struggling to contain blazes amid high temperatures and strong winds. At mid-afternoon Tuesday, the Civil Protection Service said just over 1,000 firefighters were tackling 10 blazes in steep hills and dense forests in northern Portugal. More than 350 vehicles and 19 aircraft, including those from Spain and France, were on duty, it said on its website. Interior Minister Miguel Macedo met with national fire officials at their command center just outside Lisbon and said the temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), high winds and

difficult terrain “have produced what firefighters call a perfect storm.” He said the difficult conditions were forecast to continue another 48 hours. Portugal is in the grip of one of its worst droughts in recent memory. At the end of July, 58 percent of Portugal was enduring extreme drought conditions and 26 percent was in severe drought, the two highest classifications, according to the Meteorological Institute. The lack of rain has left forests vulnerable. Between January and July, fires scorched some 67,000 hectares (165,550 acres) of forest and scrubland — triple the amount recorded in the same period last year, the National Forest Authority said in its latest report.

The Civil Protection Service said firefighters extinguished two major forest blazes that had burned for more than 30 hours from Sunday and claimed the life of one person. In remote villages, locals used buckets and garden hoses to douse flames encroaching on their homes as black smoke billowed across blue skies. Despite the difficulties, Tuesday was quieter than the previous day when more than 7,300 firefighters and almost 2,000 vehicles attended 289 major forest blazes. The largest outbreak was in Ourem, near Leiria, where a blaze that started midday Sunday killed a 54-year-old farmer trying to protect his property. That fire was brought under control early Tuesday.

MONTREAL — A masked gunman opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec’s new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage by guards while giving her speech and uninjured. It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the French-speaking province from Canada. Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere identified the gunman only as a 50-year-old man and said he opened fire in the back of the hall while Marois was giving her victory speech to hundreds of supporters at the Metropolis auditorium. She had just declared her firm conviction that Quebec needs to be a sovereign country before she was pulled off the stage. “What’s going on?” Marois told her security detail as they grabbed her arms and took her off the stage during the celebration of her party’s victory in Tuesday’s provincial election. The gunman then fled outside where he set a small fire before he was captured, police said. Police said they didn’t know the gunman’s motive. As the suspect was being dragged toward the police cruiser, he was heard shouting in French, “The English are waking up!” Marois returned to the stage after the shooting and asked the crowd to peacefully disperse and then seemed to finish her speech. She left the hall amid a tight cordon of provincial police bodyguards. The attack shocked Canadians who are not used to such violence at political events. The suspect was a heavy-set man wearing a black ski or balaclava mask and a blue bathrobe over black clothes. Police didn’t identify what weapons he had but camera footage showed a pistol and a rifle at the scene. Police said there is no reason to believe there are other suspects. Police said a 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second man in his 30s was wounded. A third man was treated for shock. Police didn’t identify the victims so it was not clear if any of them were party officials. The crowd was apparently unaware of what happened when Marois was whisked off the stage. Marois said her thoughts were with the family of the victim in a statement issued early Wednesday. “Following this tragedy all Quebecois are mourning today before such a gratuitous act of violence,” she said. “Never will a society such as ours let violence dictate its collective choices.”

Associations ... From page 1 Cok Ace judged the non-absorbability of local agricultural products in the tourism sector was possibly caused by a disconnected market channel. To that end, the agricultural producers, and hotel industry (consumer) including the collectors should sit together to improve the distribution of local agricultural products to tourism sector. “Marketing channel of the local agricultural products must be cut to facilitate the absorption of agricultural products in Bali to hotel industry,” he said. He cited that in Gianyar nearly 70 percent of the agricultural products had been absorbed from the local farmers. It happened because the marketing channel of local agricultural products had been shortened from producers (farmers) to collectors and the collectors then distributed them to hotel. “Indeed, it requires assistance, both in the production and marketing process. In terms of marketing, for instance, the assistance can bring farmers closer to market, particularly the hotel industry,” he said. He added that to reduce the burden of farmers in Bali, they were indeed necessary to be exempted from property tax. Property tax imposed on farmers so far should be subsidized or looked for a replacement or charged to other sectors such as the service sector and tourism industry. (kmb27)

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JAKARTA — Indonesia has warned tourists and fishermen to stay from Anak Krakatau after a minor eruption on the volcanic island over the weekend.

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Indonesia has warned tourists and fishermen to stay from Anak Krakatau after a minor eruption on the volcanic island over the weekend.

The 1,330-foot peak in the Sunda Strait shot volcanic materials and ash up to 400 meters (1,300 feet). Wind carried the dust about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west to Banda Lampung in southern Sumatra. State volcanologist Surono said Tuesday glowing material fell just around the slopes and volcanic activity has decreased.

He called on people living on both sides of the strait nearest the island to stay calm. The warning area is within one kilometer (3/5 miles) of the island. Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatau,” rose from the sea in 1930 due to same tectonic forces that caused the 1883 Krakatau eruption that killed some 36,000 people.

RI still imports 65 pct Indonesia, Australia agree of its food needs to boost maritime ties Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia`s imports of food products continue to increase every year and now they have accounted for about 65 percent of its needs, a chamber official said. “As an agricultural country with abundant natural resources, Indonesia turns out to be unable to meet its own domestic need for food products and has to import the products,” Natsir Mansyur, a deputy chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said here on Tuesday. He said that Indonesia continued to be flooded with imports because supply at home was not able to meet increasing demand as a result of low production. “The food diversification program is only a slogan. The government is only echoing its efforts to achieve its food self-reliance in various sectors such as meat, yet all of this is only set as a normative target without concrete and systematic process to realize it,” he said. In the meantime, agricultural observer of the University of Lampung, Bustnaul Arifin said the government had made mistakes since long ago so that dependence on imported food products could not be avoided. He said that agriculture was the basis of economic development and the government must have a comprehensive plan to develop agricultural sector. Leading economist Hendri Saparini

said last month that comprehensive policy including fiscal policy is needed to boost the country`s food production to save the country from frequent shortage in supply of food products. Exemption of import duty, export tax or tax facility for the agricultural sector and small and medium investors and tariff fixation are forms of fiscal policy that could be adopted by the government to create food sovereignty, Saparini, the director of the Econit Advisory Group, said. “We want the 240 million Indonesians become a huge market for domestic products,” she said here on Saturday. Another form of policy is to allocate a certain budget in the state budget for the state run board of Logistics (Bulog), she added. “Bulog needs to be strengthened in its role to control supplies of strategic food products,” she said. The government policies must not be partial between Bulog, the agriculture ministry, the trade ministry and related agencies , she said, adding they must make a single well coordinated policy. “Above all that , there must be big strategy . Short, medium and long term strategies are formed on the big strategy,” she said. Fiscal policy on the agricultural sector such as scrapping of import duty on soybean is short term remedy to deal with crisis such as the recent crisis in soybean supply, she said.

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JAKARTA — An Australian official says his country and Indonesia will boost maritime cooperation as boat accidents carrying asylum seekers are increasing. Transport minister Anthony Albanese told a news conference Tuesday that Australian aircraft will be allowed to enter Indonesia’s airspace and refuel during searches and rescues. He said Australia also has agreed to improve In-

donesia’s search-and-rescue capabilities by providing advanced satellite communication and tracking technology to seek help from merchant ships. Albanese and two other Australian ministers are in Indonesia to discuss with their Indonesian counterparts ways to strengthen maritime ties and combat people smuggling. Indonesia is a transit point on the hazardous sea journey to Australia. Accidents have increased as more ships enter the seas ahead of a new immigration policy taking effect in Australia.

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Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, left, shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith as Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare, right, looks on after their bilateral meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3012.


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Museum is an interesting place to see many things depending on what it displays. In Bali you can find many painting museum because except famous with natural beauty, Bali also famous with its cultural activities, such as painting and sculpture. The famous and often visited by tourists that holidaying in Bali is painting museum that located about 200 meters from Puri Saren / Ubud Palace and it is dissociated by dell, climb a piece of wide plain with beautiful view call Puri Lukisan. It is situated in calm and peaceful area of Ubud Bali so that this place is an ideal place for who wish to see and enjoy result of art from all big actor like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog, Rudof Bonnet, Walter Spies and more. This museum is opened in the year 1956 by minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Moh. Yamin. This museum is consisted of three special buildings in U-shape. In the middle of this museum is the courtyard and fishpond with the beautiful lotus flower. The building no 1 is a place for a permanent exhibition of puppets dressy or puppets style painting. This building is collecting the painting from I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and the clarification about the existence of Pita Maha Organization. The Building no. 2 is also a place for permanent exhibition or still from masterpiece result of all artist of Balinese modern dressy style. The Building no.3 is for a temporary exhibition. There is only one museum is exist in Ubud Village that is Puri Lukisan Museum, but Ubud sub district area until the year of 2003 is built with 4 new painting museums those are: Puri Lukisan Museum, Neka Museum, Arma Museum and Rudana Museum.

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Andy Roddick returns a shot to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in New York.

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Black hood pulled up over his head, ice bag resting on his shoulder, Andy Roddick walked briskly into the parking lot to catch his waiting ride. No time to linger or soak up memories at Flushing Meadows for the soon-to-retire former champion.

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After a rained-out night at the U.S. Open, he had to get ready for a quick turnaround and what he hopes will be a quick start when things resume Wednesday afternoon in his match against Juan Martin del Potro. When Roddick returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium, he’ll be receiving serve with a 1-0 lead in the first-set tiebreaker. Roddick was forced to sleep on the tie Tuesday night after going up an early break but giving it back when del Potro took advantage of three straight unforced errors to break in the ninth game, then held serve to even the set 5-5. They played for 55 minutes after a day of onand-off rain at the season’s last Grand Slam tournament. Nobody needed a rain delay worse than third-seeded Maria Sharapova, who lost the first four games against No. 11 Marion Bartoli before play was halted in the late afternoon. Trying to clear the way for the main event, the Roddick match, officials sent Sharapova and Bartoli home. They’ll be the first back in Arthur Ashe Stadium when play resumes. Other matches stopped in progress, also in the first set, included defending champion Novak Djokovic against No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka, and No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic against No. 19 Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Watching it all Wednesday, when the forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain, will be No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and No. 4 David Ferrer. Azarenka defeated defending champion Sam Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (5) and Ferrer beat No. 13 Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Azarenka ended up with a tougherthan-expected afternoon considering the way the first set went. “You don’t want to know what I kept telling myself,” Azarenka deadpanned. “I would have to beep that, I think.” Instead, she was covering her face with her hands with a look of disbelief when she won match point, then dancing to the music blaring over the loudspeaker. She will stay at No. 1 no matter what happens this week and her hopes of adding the U.S. Open to her Australian Open title are still very much alive. “Definitely I don’t want to stop. I really want it bad,” Azarenka said. “I’m going to do absolutely everything I have, you know, to give it all here.” Azarenka and Ferrer were the latest to be overshadowed by 20th-seeded Roddick, who used the occasion of his 30th birthday last Thursday to announce he would retire after the U.S. Open. Since then, he’s beaten the 43rd- and 59th-ranked players. The seventh-seeded del Potro offers a whole different kind of challenge. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

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Klitschko puts politics aside to fight Charr

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Ukrainian world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday said he had temporarily put his political aspirations to one side for his heavyweight title fight against Germany’s Manuel Charr. Klitschko, 40, leads the aptly named UDAR (punch) party in Ukraine which is currently running third in opinion polls ahead of legislative elections on October 28 and is vehemently critical of President Viktor Yanukovych. But he told reporters he had put his political activity on ice to concentrate on the fight with Charr, 27, for the WBC belt in the Russian capital on Saturday. He vowed to return to campaigning after the bout. “August were the holidays and my (campaign) team gave me the chance to devote myself to sport,”

Klitschko told reporters at a prefight press conference in Moscow alongside his opponent. “Once the fight is over I will play a more active role in the politics so that Ukrainian voters back our political force to represent them” in the Verkhovna Rada parliament, he added. Exuding his usual confidence and dressed in a red hooded jumper, Klitschko said he would talk more about politics when his party gives a major news conference in Kiev after the fight. The Beirut-born Charr sought to goad his opponent ahead of the fight, telling Klitshcko that boxing the Ukrainian was “a present that I have dreamed off all my life” and that he expected to win by knockout. “There will be no presents” on Saturday, retorted Klitschko, adding that no-one in the world was

capable of knocking him out. Klitshcko and his Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) -- founded in 2010 -- have become vocal opponents of the controversial Yanukovych and bitterly criticised the jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Both Vitali and his younger brother Vladimir -- who also holds heavyweight boxing titles -- were strong supporters of the 2004 Orange Revolution uprising that for a time brought pro-Western forces to power. According to the most recent poll by the Razumkov Centre, Klitschko’s party is running third in the parliamentary elections race. The Tymoshenko-led opposition coalition will win 19.6 percent, the ruling Regions Party 19 percent, UDAR 9.5 percent and the Communist Party 7.5 percent, according to the poll.

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Two-time WBC World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko from the Ukraine gives a press conference in Moscow. Saturday, Klitschko will defend his title against Manuel Charr from Germany.


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U.S. and Mexico face stern qualifying tests Reuters

MIAMI - The United States and Mexico face the toughest tests yet of their World Cup credentials with home-and-away qualifiers against Jamaica and Costa Rica respectively starting on Friday. Juergen Klinsmann’s U.S. team share the lead in CONCACAF qualifying group A with Jamaica and head to Kingston after picking up four points from their opening two games. After being surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw in Guatemala, the U.S. gained a much-needed 3-1 victory at home to Antigua and Barbuda in June. With the top two teams from each of the three groups making it to the fourth round of qualifying, starting in February, the U.S. and Jamaica should be confident of progressing. But they are eager to get a psychological edge for what should be a fiercely contested battle for three places at the 2014 finals in Brazil from North and Central America and the Caribbean. “It’s huge, it’s a six-point opportunity but it’s going to be difficult though, the guys know that, “ said Klinsmann, whose team were boosted by a friendly win against Mexico at the Azteca Stadium last month. “You look at Jamaica their team, their individuals, they have a lot of quality and a lot of speed. But we should be confident because we did well in Mexico. The team is growing, the chemistry is good and the goal is to win in Jamaica,” he said. The U.S, whose four previous qualifiers in Jamaica have ended in

draws, will be without injured record goalscorer Landon Donovan and AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley two major absentees. But Klinsmann could feature forward Clint Dempsey who has just moved from Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur, either in Kingston or in the return game in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. IMPROVING JAMAICA

Jamaica have never beaten the U.S. in 18 competitive fixtures but coach Theodore Whitmore, who has overseen some steady improvements since taking charge of the team on a permanent basis in 2009, says the past counts for little. “None of that matters. We know what the job at hand is, we know it is a tough one and that the U.S. will have done their homework. So have we and we have to go out and execute the plan and win,” he told the Jamaica Gleaner. Mexico, with two wins from two in Group B, travel to San Jose to face Costa Rica on Friday and then host the Ticos at the Azteca Stadium on

Tuesday. Despite the friendly loss to the U.S., El Tri are still basking in their London Olympics success. Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre has called up eight members of the gold medal-winning team who beat Brazil in the Olympic final, including Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. However El Tri will be without midfielder Pablo Barrera who has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and will be sidelined for up to six months. Costa Rica, whose 2-2 draw at home to El Salvador leaves them with plenty of work to do on four points, will feature Bryan Oviedo at left back after he joined English Premier League team Everton. Group C could be the most tightly contested with Panama, who have a maximum six points from their opening two games, facing a doubleheader with Canada. The improving Canadians are in second place with four points but know they cannot afford to slip up with Honduras expecting to pick up all three points against bottom side Cuba.

LONDON - Former Manchester United striker Michal Owen has joined Stoke City on a one-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Owen was a free agent after being released by United at the end of last season, and British media reported the 32-year-old had signed a pay-as-youplay deal at the Potters. The former England international played only four times for United last season as he suffered from ongoing injury problems. In total, he scored 17 times in 52 games for the Old Trafford club after joining them in 2009. His last appearance in the Premier League was on Sept. 24 last year, when he came on as a substitute against Stoke in a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.

SINGAPORE - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are continuing their investigation into sidelined president Mohamed Bin Hammam despite his provisional suspension ending on Tuesday. The AFC are investigating claims of financial wrongdoing by Bin Hammam during his tenure. The regional governing body, which Bin Hammam headed for nearly a decade, provisionally suspended the Qatari for 30 days on July 16 and then invoked a one-time clause which allowed them to extend that ban by 20 days last month. Despite the suspension ending, the 63-year-old Qatari remains banned from taking part in any soccer related activity because of a 90-day ban handed out by world governing body FIFA on July 26, the AFC said in a statement released on Wednesday. FIFA handed Bin Hammam a life ban for bribery during his failed bid to become president of world soccer’s governing body last year but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned that ruling on July 19. FIFA then slapped the 90-day suspension on Bin Hammam after CAS said the decision was not “an affirmative finding of innocence” for the Qatari, and that the case could be re-opened with new evidence. Bin Hammam has denied the charges levelled by the AFC and FIFA and said he would announce further steps to challenge ‘this clear abuse of power and process at the hand of FIFA’. Zhang Jilong has headed the AFC while Bin Hammam has been banned.

Charlton says England won’t win World Cup in Brazil

Sir Bobby Charlton believes England have no chance of winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Roy Hodgson begins his quest to become the first England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey in 1966 to win the World Cup when he takes charge of his first qualifying match away to Moldova on Friday. But England great Charlton, a key member of the 1966 team that beat the then West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final at Wembley -- the only England side ever to win the World Cup -- believes the current side lack the depth of talent to challenge the game’s best international teams. “They haven’t got a lot of top-quality players to choose from and, because of that, you must feel it is going to be difficult to win things,” said Charlton. “You cannot see it happening in Brazil at the next World Cup, for instance. “Perhaps, if the right group of players come together and stay together for a while and gel into a team, with the right manager, then perhaps it might happen, but I have to be honest and say it’s a way off. “Since the European Union and the influx of so many foreign players, there is a definite shortage of English players from which the England manager can select, it has become far more difficult. “I feel sorry for the England manager, whoever he is, as he simply doesn’t have enough players to choose from.” Current United and England star Wayne Rooney is seen by some as vital to the national side’s short-term future even though he has failed to have a major impact on all the international tournaments he’s appeared in since making the world take notice at the 2004 European Championship. “It is up to the England manager to find a way of bringing the best out of him at international level, and how best to handle him,” said Charlton. England’s record goalscorer, Charlton believes Rooney is capable of breaking his mark. “He is handled very well at Manchester United, and I am sure it will evolve with England and if that is the case I feel sure that Wayne is the player most capable of breaking my record of 49 goals, which has stood the test of time.”

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Former United striker Owen joins Stoke City

Suspension ends but Bin Hammam investigation goes on

Head coach of the U.S. national soccer team Jurgen Klinsmann (C back) of Germany looks at his players during a practice session at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City August 14, 2012.

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Former England striker Michael Owen, pictured in 2010, has joined Stoke City on a free transfer, subject to Premier League Board approval, the club announced Tuesday. AFP Photo/Paul Ellis

Brazil below Greece, Croatia and England in FIFA rankings Reuters

ZURICH - Brazil stayed outside the top ten of FIFA’s highly questioned ranking system on Wednesday, with England, Denmark and Greece all ahead of the five-times world champions. The South Americans, who hit an alltime low of 13th last month, climbed one place to 12th thanks to a 3-0 friendly win in Sweden. But their placing, one below Greece, is still surprisingly low as they have won 10 of their 13 full internationals played in the last year, with their only defeats against Argentina and Mexico during a tour of the United States in June. In May, they outclassed tenth-placed Denmark 3-1 in a friendly. England remained third, a position which many critics feel is too high given their lacklustre results over the last two years. They are three places above Italy, who beat them on penalties at Euro 2012 in the quarter-final and went on to reach the final. World and European champion Spain stayed top, ahead of Germany who were outclassed as they lost 3-1

to seventh-placed Argentina in a friendly last month. Uruguay, fifth, are South America’s highest-placed team. Mali (32nd) and Libya (36th) both recorded their highestever rankings. 1. (1) Spain 2. (2) Germany 3. (3) England 4. (5) Portugal 5. (4) Uruguay 6. (6) Italy 7. (7) Argentina 8. (8) Netherlands 9. (9) Croatia 10. (10) Denmark

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File - In this April 4, 2012 file photo, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, celebrates scoring a goal with team mate Kaka from Brazil during a soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid.

It is not about the money, says sad Ronaldo Reuters

MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo said on Tuesday his sadness had nothing to do with money as the Real Madrid forward looked to head off media speculation he simply wanted for a more lucrative deal. The world’s most expensive player hit the headlines after Sunday’s 3-0 La Liga win over Granada when he failed to celebrate his two goals and told reporters he was “sad” for “professional” reasons and that the club knew why. “That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir,” the 27-year-old Portugal forward said via his Twitter account. “I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case.” Local newspapers and radio stations have been full of speculation about the reasons for Ronaldo’s outburst. He was reported to have had a meeting with club president Florentino Perez on Saturday and said he did not feel he had the support of the dressing room, was unhappy and wanted to leave. Ronaldo rejected the idea he was downcast at losing out to Barcelona’s Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta for the Best Player in Europe award on Thursday. There were also suggestions the former Manchester United winger, one of the world’s best-paid players, earning some 11 million euros ($13.82 million) a year, was seeking an improved contract. “I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected,” he added. “I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.” ARBELOA SURPRISED

Earlier On Tuesday, Ronaldo’s team mate Alvaro Arbeloa said the squad had no idea their leading scorer was unhappy. “I don’t know what’s up with Cristiano. It was a surprise for us as much as for you. We found out after the game,” the fullback told reporters as he joined up with the Spain squad. “At Madrid, we are a family and we will support him in any way he needs, just as we would do with Mesut Ozil, Michael Essien or whoever. “It’s true that Cristiano, like most of us, doesn’t have the problems that many Spaniards have, but he will have his reasons for not being at his best and this is reasonable. “I have never heard him talk about money, a longer deal, or wanting to go. I think he’ll be here for many years. “There has been too much made of his words. Maybe he needs more affection from everyone, I don’t know, but if that is it, he will receive it from us.”


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U.S. and Mexico face stern qualifying tests Reuters

MIAMI - The United States and Mexico face the toughest tests yet of their World Cup credentials with home-and-away qualifiers against Jamaica and Costa Rica respectively starting on Friday. Juergen Klinsmann’s U.S. team share the lead in CONCACAF qualifying group A with Jamaica and head to Kingston after picking up four points from their opening two games. After being surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw in Guatemala, the U.S. gained a much-needed 3-1 victory at home to Antigua and Barbuda in June. With the top two teams from each of the three groups making it to the fourth round of qualifying, starting in February, the U.S. and Jamaica should be confident of progressing. But they are eager to get a psychological edge for what should be a fiercely contested battle for three places at the 2014 finals in Brazil from North and Central America and the Caribbean. “It’s huge, it’s a six-point opportunity but it’s going to be difficult though, the guys know that, “ said Klinsmann, whose team were boosted by a friendly win against Mexico at the Azteca Stadium last month. “You look at Jamaica their team, their individuals, they have a lot of quality and a lot of speed. But we should be confident because we did well in Mexico. The team is growing, the chemistry is good and the goal is to win in Jamaica,” he said. The U.S, whose four previous qualifiers in Jamaica have ended in

draws, will be without injured record goalscorer Landon Donovan and AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley two major absentees. But Klinsmann could feature forward Clint Dempsey who has just moved from Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur, either in Kingston or in the return game in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. IMPROVING JAMAICA

Jamaica have never beaten the U.S. in 18 competitive fixtures but coach Theodore Whitmore, who has overseen some steady improvements since taking charge of the team on a permanent basis in 2009, says the past counts for little. “None of that matters. We know what the job at hand is, we know it is a tough one and that the U.S. will have done their homework. So have we and we have to go out and execute the plan and win,” he told the Jamaica Gleaner. Mexico, with two wins from two in Group B, travel to San Jose to face Costa Rica on Friday and then host the Ticos at the Azteca Stadium on

Tuesday. Despite the friendly loss to the U.S., El Tri are still basking in their London Olympics success. Coach Jose Manuel de la Torre has called up eight members of the gold medal-winning team who beat Brazil in the Olympic final, including Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. However El Tri will be without midfielder Pablo Barrera who has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and will be sidelined for up to six months. Costa Rica, whose 2-2 draw at home to El Salvador leaves them with plenty of work to do on four points, will feature Bryan Oviedo at left back after he joined English Premier League team Everton. Group C could be the most tightly contested with Panama, who have a maximum six points from their opening two games, facing a doubleheader with Canada. The improving Canadians are in second place with four points but know they cannot afford to slip up with Honduras expecting to pick up all three points against bottom side Cuba.

LONDON - Former Manchester United striker Michal Owen has joined Stoke City on a one-year contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Owen was a free agent after being released by United at the end of last season, and British media reported the 32-year-old had signed a pay-as-youplay deal at the Potters. The former England international played only four times for United last season as he suffered from ongoing injury problems. In total, he scored 17 times in 52 games for the Old Trafford club after joining them in 2009. His last appearance in the Premier League was on Sept. 24 last year, when he came on as a substitute against Stoke in a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.

SINGAPORE - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are continuing their investigation into sidelined president Mohamed Bin Hammam despite his provisional suspension ending on Tuesday. The AFC are investigating claims of financial wrongdoing by Bin Hammam during his tenure. The regional governing body, which Bin Hammam headed for nearly a decade, provisionally suspended the Qatari for 30 days on July 16 and then invoked a one-time clause which allowed them to extend that ban by 20 days last month. Despite the suspension ending, the 63-year-old Qatari remains banned from taking part in any soccer related activity because of a 90-day ban handed out by world governing body FIFA on July 26, the AFC said in a statement released on Wednesday. FIFA handed Bin Hammam a life ban for bribery during his failed bid to become president of world soccer’s governing body last year but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned that ruling on July 19. FIFA then slapped the 90-day suspension on Bin Hammam after CAS said the decision was not “an affirmative finding of innocence” for the Qatari, and that the case could be re-opened with new evidence. Bin Hammam has denied the charges levelled by the AFC and FIFA and said he would announce further steps to challenge ‘this clear abuse of power and process at the hand of FIFA’. Zhang Jilong has headed the AFC while Bin Hammam has been banned.

Charlton says England won’t win World Cup in Brazil

Sir Bobby Charlton believes England have no chance of winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Roy Hodgson begins his quest to become the first England manager since Sir Alf Ramsey in 1966 to win the World Cup when he takes charge of his first qualifying match away to Moldova on Friday. But England great Charlton, a key member of the 1966 team that beat the then West Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final at Wembley -- the only England side ever to win the World Cup -- believes the current side lack the depth of talent to challenge the game’s best international teams. “They haven’t got a lot of top-quality players to choose from and, because of that, you must feel it is going to be difficult to win things,” said Charlton. “You cannot see it happening in Brazil at the next World Cup, for instance. “Perhaps, if the right group of players come together and stay together for a while and gel into a team, with the right manager, then perhaps it might happen, but I have to be honest and say it’s a way off. “Since the European Union and the influx of so many foreign players, there is a definite shortage of English players from which the England manager can select, it has become far more difficult. “I feel sorry for the England manager, whoever he is, as he simply doesn’t have enough players to choose from.” Current United and England star Wayne Rooney is seen by some as vital to the national side’s short-term future even though he has failed to have a major impact on all the international tournaments he’s appeared in since making the world take notice at the 2004 European Championship. “It is up to the England manager to find a way of bringing the best out of him at international level, and how best to handle him,” said Charlton. England’s record goalscorer, Charlton believes Rooney is capable of breaking his mark. “He is handled very well at Manchester United, and I am sure it will evolve with England and if that is the case I feel sure that Wayne is the player most capable of breaking my record of 49 goals, which has stood the test of time.”

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Former United striker Owen joins Stoke City

Suspension ends but Bin Hammam investigation goes on

Head coach of the U.S. national soccer team Jurgen Klinsmann (C back) of Germany looks at his players during a practice session at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City August 14, 2012.

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Former England striker Michael Owen, pictured in 2010, has joined Stoke City on a free transfer, subject to Premier League Board approval, the club announced Tuesday. AFP Photo/Paul Ellis

Brazil below Greece, Croatia and England in FIFA rankings Reuters

ZURICH - Brazil stayed outside the top ten of FIFA’s highly questioned ranking system on Wednesday, with England, Denmark and Greece all ahead of the five-times world champions. The South Americans, who hit an alltime low of 13th last month, climbed one place to 12th thanks to a 3-0 friendly win in Sweden. But their placing, one below Greece, is still surprisingly low as they have won 10 of their 13 full internationals played in the last year, with their only defeats against Argentina and Mexico during a tour of the United States in June. In May, they outclassed tenth-placed Denmark 3-1 in a friendly. England remained third, a position which many critics feel is too high given their lacklustre results over the last two years. They are three places above Italy, who beat them on penalties at Euro 2012 in the quarter-final and went on to reach the final. World and European champion Spain stayed top, ahead of Germany who were outclassed as they lost 3-1

to seventh-placed Argentina in a friendly last month. Uruguay, fifth, are South America’s highest-placed team. Mali (32nd) and Libya (36th) both recorded their highestever rankings. 1. (1) Spain 2. (2) Germany 3. (3) England 4. (5) Portugal 5. (4) Uruguay 6. (6) Italy 7. (7) Argentina 8. (8) Netherlands 9. (9) Croatia 10. (10) Denmark

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File - In this April 4, 2012 file photo, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, celebrates scoring a goal with team mate Kaka from Brazil during a soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid.

It is not about the money, says sad Ronaldo Reuters

MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo said on Tuesday his sadness had nothing to do with money as the Real Madrid forward looked to head off media speculation he simply wanted for a more lucrative deal. The world’s most expensive player hit the headlines after Sunday’s 3-0 La Liga win over Granada when he failed to celebrate his two goals and told reporters he was “sad” for “professional” reasons and that the club knew why. “That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir,” the 27-year-old Portugal forward said via his Twitter account. “I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case.” Local newspapers and radio stations have been full of speculation about the reasons for Ronaldo’s outburst. He was reported to have had a meeting with club president Florentino Perez on Saturday and said he did not feel he had the support of the dressing room, was unhappy and wanted to leave. Ronaldo rejected the idea he was downcast at losing out to Barcelona’s Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta for the Best Player in Europe award on Thursday. There were also suggestions the former Manchester United winger, one of the world’s best-paid players, earning some 11 million euros ($13.82 million) a year, was seeking an improved contract. “I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected,” he added. “I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.” ARBELOA SURPRISED

Earlier On Tuesday, Ronaldo’s team mate Alvaro Arbeloa said the squad had no idea their leading scorer was unhappy. “I don’t know what’s up with Cristiano. It was a surprise for us as much as for you. We found out after the game,” the fullback told reporters as he joined up with the Spain squad. “At Madrid, we are a family and we will support him in any way he needs, just as we would do with Mesut Ozil, Michael Essien or whoever. “It’s true that Cristiano, like most of us, doesn’t have the problems that many Spaniards have, but he will have his reasons for not being at his best and this is reasonable. “I have never heard him talk about money, a longer deal, or wanting to go. I think he’ll be here for many years. “There has been too much made of his words. Maybe he needs more affection from everyone, I don’t know, but if that is it, he will receive it from us.”


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Rain gives Roddick at least 1 more day

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Museum is an interesting place to see many things depending on what it displays. In Bali you can find many painting museum because except famous with natural beauty, Bali also famous with its cultural activities, such as painting and sculpture. The famous and often visited by tourists that holidaying in Bali is painting museum that located about 200 meters from Puri Saren / Ubud Palace and it is dissociated by dell, climb a piece of wide plain with beautiful view call Puri Lukisan. It is situated in calm and peaceful area of Ubud Bali so that this place is an ideal place for who wish to see and enjoy result of art from all big actor like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog, Rudof Bonnet, Walter Spies and more. This museum is opened in the year 1956 by minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Moh. Yamin. This museum is consisted of three special buildings in U-shape. In the middle of this museum is the courtyard and fishpond with the beautiful lotus flower. The building no 1 is a place for a permanent exhibition of puppets dressy or puppets style painting. This building is collecting the painting from I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and the clarification about the existence of Pita Maha Organization. The Building no. 2 is also a place for permanent exhibition or still from masterpiece result of all artist of Balinese modern dressy style. The Building no.3 is for a temporary exhibition. There is only one museum is exist in Ubud Village that is Puri Lukisan Museum, but Ubud sub district area until the year of 2003 is built with 4 new painting museums those are: Puri Lukisan Museum, Neka Museum, Arma Museum and Rudana Museum.

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Andy Roddick returns a shot to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro in the fourth round of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in New York.

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Black hood pulled up over his head, ice bag resting on his shoulder, Andy Roddick walked briskly into the parking lot to catch his waiting ride. No time to linger or soak up memories at Flushing Meadows for the soon-to-retire former champion.

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After a rained-out night at the U.S. Open, he had to get ready for a quick turnaround and what he hopes will be a quick start when things resume Wednesday afternoon in his match against Juan Martin del Potro. When Roddick returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium, he’ll be receiving serve with a 1-0 lead in the first-set tiebreaker. Roddick was forced to sleep on the tie Tuesday night after going up an early break but giving it back when del Potro took advantage of three straight unforced errors to break in the ninth game, then held serve to even the set 5-5. They played for 55 minutes after a day of onand-off rain at the season’s last Grand Slam tournament. Nobody needed a rain delay worse than third-seeded Maria Sharapova, who lost the first four games against No. 11 Marion Bartoli before play was halted in the late afternoon. Trying to clear the way for the main event, the Roddick match, officials sent Sharapova and Bartoli home. They’ll be the first back in Arthur Ashe Stadium when play resumes. Other matches stopped in progress, also in the first set, included defending champion Novak Djokovic against No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka, and No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic against No. 19 Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Watching it all Wednesday, when the forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain, will be No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and No. 4 David Ferrer. Azarenka defeated defending champion Sam Stosur 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (5) and Ferrer beat No. 13 Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Azarenka ended up with a tougherthan-expected afternoon considering the way the first set went. “You don’t want to know what I kept telling myself,” Azarenka deadpanned. “I would have to beep that, I think.” Instead, she was covering her face with her hands with a look of disbelief when she won match point, then dancing to the music blaring over the loudspeaker. She will stay at No. 1 no matter what happens this week and her hopes of adding the U.S. Open to her Australian Open title are still very much alive. “Definitely I don’t want to stop. I really want it bad,” Azarenka said. “I’m going to do absolutely everything I have, you know, to give it all here.” Azarenka and Ferrer were the latest to be overshadowed by 20th-seeded Roddick, who used the occasion of his 30th birthday last Thursday to announce he would retire after the U.S. Open. Since then, he’s beaten the 43rd- and 59th-ranked players. The seventh-seeded del Potro offers a whole different kind of challenge. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

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Klitschko puts politics aside to fight Charr

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Ukrainian world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday said he had temporarily put his political aspirations to one side for his heavyweight title fight against Germany’s Manuel Charr. Klitschko, 40, leads the aptly named UDAR (punch) party in Ukraine which is currently running third in opinion polls ahead of legislative elections on October 28 and is vehemently critical of President Viktor Yanukovych. But he told reporters he had put his political activity on ice to concentrate on the fight with Charr, 27, for the WBC belt in the Russian capital on Saturday. He vowed to return to campaigning after the bout. “August were the holidays and my (campaign) team gave me the chance to devote myself to sport,”

Klitschko told reporters at a prefight press conference in Moscow alongside his opponent. “Once the fight is over I will play a more active role in the politics so that Ukrainian voters back our political force to represent them” in the Verkhovna Rada parliament, he added. Exuding his usual confidence and dressed in a red hooded jumper, Klitschko said he would talk more about politics when his party gives a major news conference in Kiev after the fight. The Beirut-born Charr sought to goad his opponent ahead of the fight, telling Klitshcko that boxing the Ukrainian was “a present that I have dreamed off all my life” and that he expected to win by knockout. “There will be no presents” on Saturday, retorted Klitschko, adding that no-one in the world was

capable of knocking him out. Klitshcko and his Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) -- founded in 2010 -- have become vocal opponents of the controversial Yanukovych and bitterly criticised the jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Both Vitali and his younger brother Vladimir -- who also holds heavyweight boxing titles -- were strong supporters of the 2004 Orange Revolution uprising that for a time brought pro-Western forces to power. According to the most recent poll by the Razumkov Centre, Klitschko’s party is running third in the parliamentary elections race. The Tymoshenko-led opposition coalition will win 19.6 percent, the ruling Regions Party 19 percent, UDAR 9.5 percent and the Communist Party 7.5 percent, according to the poll.

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Two-time WBC World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko from the Ukraine gives a press conference in Moscow. Saturday, Klitschko will defend his title against Manuel Charr from Germany.


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A firefighter steps back while working to douse a fire in Alvaiazere, center Portugal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.

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LISBON, Portugal — Water-dumping aircraft from Spain and France on Tuesday joined Portugal’s battle to halt the spread of wildfires through thick woodland in the country’s north left tinder-dry by months of drought. Spain and France sent two aircraft each, Portugal’s Civil Protection Service said, a day after authorities appealed for help for fire crews struggling to contain blazes amid high temperatures and strong winds. At mid-afternoon Tuesday, the Civil Protection Service said just over 1,000 firefighters were tackling 10 blazes in steep hills and dense forests in northern Portugal. More than 350 vehicles and 19 aircraft, including those from Spain and France, were on duty, it said on its website. Interior Minister Miguel Macedo met with national fire officials at their command center just outside Lisbon and said the temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), high winds and

difficult terrain “have produced what firefighters call a perfect storm.” He said the difficult conditions were forecast to continue another 48 hours. Portugal is in the grip of one of its worst droughts in recent memory. At the end of July, 58 percent of Portugal was enduring extreme drought conditions and 26 percent was in severe drought, the two highest classifications, according to the Meteorological Institute. The lack of rain has left forests vulnerable. Between January and July, fires scorched some 67,000 hectares (165,550 acres) of forest and scrubland — triple the amount recorded in the same period last year, the National Forest Authority said in its latest report.

The Civil Protection Service said firefighters extinguished two major forest blazes that had burned for more than 30 hours from Sunday and claimed the life of one person. In remote villages, locals used buckets and garden hoses to douse flames encroaching on their homes as black smoke billowed across blue skies. Despite the difficulties, Tuesday was quieter than the previous day when more than 7,300 firefighters and almost 2,000 vehicles attended 289 major forest blazes. The largest outbreak was in Ourem, near Leiria, where a blaze that started midday Sunday killed a 54-year-old farmer trying to protect his property. That fire was brought under control early Tuesday.

MONTREAL — A masked gunman opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec’s new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage by guards while giving her speech and uninjured. It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the French-speaking province from Canada. Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere identified the gunman only as a 50-year-old man and said he opened fire in the back of the hall while Marois was giving her victory speech to hundreds of supporters at the Metropolis auditorium. She had just declared her firm conviction that Quebec needs to be a sovereign country before she was pulled off the stage. “What’s going on?” Marois told her security detail as they grabbed her arms and took her off the stage during the celebration of her party’s victory in Tuesday’s provincial election. The gunman then fled outside where he set a small fire before he was captured, police said. Police said they didn’t know the gunman’s motive. As the suspect was being dragged toward the police cruiser, he was heard shouting in French, “The English are waking up!” Marois returned to the stage after the shooting and asked the crowd to peacefully disperse and then seemed to finish her speech. She left the hall amid a tight cordon of provincial police bodyguards. The attack shocked Canadians who are not used to such violence at political events. The suspect was a heavy-set man wearing a black ski or balaclava mask and a blue bathrobe over black clothes. Police didn’t identify what weapons he had but camera footage showed a pistol and a rifle at the scene. Police said there is no reason to believe there are other suspects. Police said a 45-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second man in his 30s was wounded. A third man was treated for shock. Police didn’t identify the victims so it was not clear if any of them were party officials. The crowd was apparently unaware of what happened when Marois was whisked off the stage. Marois said her thoughts were with the family of the victim in a statement issued early Wednesday. “Following this tragedy all Quebecois are mourning today before such a gratuitous act of violence,” she said. “Never will a society such as ours let violence dictate its collective choices.”

Associations ... From page 1 Cok Ace judged the non-absorbability of local agricultural products in the tourism sector was possibly caused by a disconnected market channel. To that end, the agricultural producers, and hotel industry (consumer) including the collectors should sit together to improve the distribution of local agricultural products to tourism sector. “Marketing channel of the local agricultural products must be cut to facilitate the absorption of agricultural products in Bali to hotel industry,” he said. He cited that in Gianyar nearly 70 percent of the agricultural products had been absorbed from the local farmers. It happened because the marketing channel of local agricultural products had been shortened from producers (farmers) to collectors and the collectors then distributed them to hotel. “Indeed, it requires assistance, both in the production and marketing process. In terms of marketing, for instance, the assistance can bring farmers closer to market, particularly the hotel industry,” he said. He added that to reduce the burden of farmers in Bali, they were indeed necessary to be exempted from property tax. Property tax imposed on farmers so far should be subsidized or looked for a replacement or charged to other sectors such as the service sector and tourism industry. (kmb27)

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JAKARTA — Indonesia has warned tourists and fishermen to stay from Anak Krakatau after a minor eruption on the volcanic island over the weekend.

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Indonesia has warned tourists and fishermen to stay from Anak Krakatau after a minor eruption on the volcanic island over the weekend.

The 1,330-foot peak in the Sunda Strait shot volcanic materials and ash up to 400 meters (1,300 feet). Wind carried the dust about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west to Banda Lampung in southern Sumatra. State volcanologist Surono said Tuesday glowing material fell just around the slopes and volcanic activity has decreased.

He called on people living on both sides of the strait nearest the island to stay calm. The warning area is within one kilometer (3/5 miles) of the island. Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatau,” rose from the sea in 1930 due to same tectonic forces that caused the 1883 Krakatau eruption that killed some 36,000 people.

RI still imports 65 pct Indonesia, Australia agree of its food needs to boost maritime ties Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia`s imports of food products continue to increase every year and now they have accounted for about 65 percent of its needs, a chamber official said. “As an agricultural country with abundant natural resources, Indonesia turns out to be unable to meet its own domestic need for food products and has to import the products,” Natsir Mansyur, a deputy chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said here on Tuesday. He said that Indonesia continued to be flooded with imports because supply at home was not able to meet increasing demand as a result of low production. “The food diversification program is only a slogan. The government is only echoing its efforts to achieve its food self-reliance in various sectors such as meat, yet all of this is only set as a normative target without concrete and systematic process to realize it,” he said. In the meantime, agricultural observer of the University of Lampung, Bustnaul Arifin said the government had made mistakes since long ago so that dependence on imported food products could not be avoided. He said that agriculture was the basis of economic development and the government must have a comprehensive plan to develop agricultural sector. Leading economist Hendri Saparini

said last month that comprehensive policy including fiscal policy is needed to boost the country`s food production to save the country from frequent shortage in supply of food products. Exemption of import duty, export tax or tax facility for the agricultural sector and small and medium investors and tariff fixation are forms of fiscal policy that could be adopted by the government to create food sovereignty, Saparini, the director of the Econit Advisory Group, said. “We want the 240 million Indonesians become a huge market for domestic products,” she said here on Saturday. Another form of policy is to allocate a certain budget in the state budget for the state run board of Logistics (Bulog), she added. “Bulog needs to be strengthened in its role to control supplies of strategic food products,” she said. The government policies must not be partial between Bulog, the agriculture ministry, the trade ministry and related agencies , she said, adding they must make a single well coordinated policy. “Above all that , there must be big strategy . Short, medium and long term strategies are formed on the big strategy,” she said. Fiscal policy on the agricultural sector such as scrapping of import duty on soybean is short term remedy to deal with crisis such as the recent crisis in soybean supply, she said.

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JAKARTA — An Australian official says his country and Indonesia will boost maritime cooperation as boat accidents carrying asylum seekers are increasing. Transport minister Anthony Albanese told a news conference Tuesday that Australian aircraft will be allowed to enter Indonesia’s airspace and refuel during searches and rescues. He said Australia also has agreed to improve In-

donesia’s search-and-rescue capabilities by providing advanced satellite communication and tracking technology to seek help from merchant ships. Albanese and two other Australian ministers are in Indonesia to discuss with their Indonesian counterparts ways to strengthen maritime ties and combat people smuggling. Indonesia is a transit point on the hazardous sea journey to Australia. Accidents have increased as more ships enter the seas ahead of a new immigration policy taking effect in Australia.

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Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, left, shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith as Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare, right, looks on after their bilateral meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3012.


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Survey finds US competitiveness sliding Associated Press

LONDON — The United States has fallen in the global economic competitive stakes for the fourth year running, according to an annual survey from the World Economic Forum. Though the world’s largest economy has become more competitive partly through its continued status as a global innovation powerhouse, the Forum says Wednesday the U.S.’s ranking has dropped two places to seventh. The survey finds there is low public trust in politicians, just two months before the presidential election. Switzerland tops the overall rankings in the The Global Competitiveness Report

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McDonald’s to open vegetarian restaurants in India NEW YORK — McDonald’s Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Tuesday that the locations in India will serve only vegetarian food because of customer preferences in the region. The company could not immediately say when the restaurants would open or how many there would be. Already, McDonald’s said its restaurants in India do not sell beef or pork, and that the kitchens are separated into sections for cooking vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. They have menu items that cater to local tastes, such as the Maharaja Mac, which is a Big Mac made with chicken patties instead of beef. It also offers a McAloo Tikki, a burger made with a spicy breaded potato patty, red onions, tomatoes and a “special vegetable sauce.” The chain offers such localized options in countries around the world. The opening of the vegetarian-only restaurants “further speaks to McDonald’s efforts to cater to local tastes,” the Oak Brook, Illinoisbased company said. Without providing details,

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it said the restaurants will be in areas that are popular pilgrimage destinations. McDonald’s said the new restaurants are the only ones it’s aware of that will serve only vegetarian food. However, local franchises in India and other regions may already have meatless menus. For religious reasons, beef is not eaten by Hindus, who make up the majority of India’s population of about 1.2 billion people. McDonald’s has more than 33,500 locations around the world, but only about 250 are in India. As McDonald’s faces rising competition and a volatile world economy, it has said it will focus on offering more food options that cater to local tastes in order to grow sales. Last month, the company said a key revenue measure came in flat for July, which was its worst showing in more than nine years. The figure had grown every month since April 2003. In 2002, McDonald’s agreed to donate $10 million to Hindu and other groups in the U.S. to settle lawsuits that accused the chain of mislabeling french fries and hash browns as vegetarian. The vegetable oil used to prepare the fries and hash browns had contained traces of beef for flavoring purposes.

2012-13 for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Singapore. The Forum ranks a country’s competitiveness according to factors such the state of its infrastructure and its ability to foster innovation. Other northern European countries, such as Germany and the United Kingdom, also feature on the leaderboard, those in southern Europe continue to suffer from a host of economic problems.

Monti, Hollande stress need for economic growth Associated Press

ROME — Italian premier Mario Monti and French leader Francois Hollande on Tuesday said Europe must urgently restore economic growth and create jobs as part of a wider plan to safeguard the 17-country euro currency union. Monti emphasized Italy’s reforms to make the labor market more flexible as steps in the right direction, and called on companies and unions to cooperate to reduce unemployment, which is at a record high in the 17-country eurozone. “If the pension reforms realized by this government had been done years ago, this would have given breathing room to new generations,” Monti said. Unemployment is a particularly big problem among young people in Europe. Some economists have warned that leaders must act to avoid losing an entire generation to joblessness. Hollande said he has asked his government to “act quickly” to help stem unemployment, which has been growing for 14 straight months and has reached 3 million. To this end, next year’s budget will put a hold on public spending and focus on deficit reduction. The leaders also said they would work to ensure that commitments taken at the last European summit would be acted on. Leaders agreed in June to use the continent’s bailout fund to funnel money directly to

struggling banks, and to create a tighter union in the longer term. Hollande said leaders must aim at deepening the banking, economic and monetary union by the end of the year. Having a tighter union should help financially weaker states, such as Spain, which investors fear will be overwhelmed by the cost of rescuing its ailing banks. A banking union would take over those costs and spread them across the bloc. Over the past few months, Monti and Hollande have also been leading a progrowth lobby within the eurozone. Proausterity Germany has been coming under increasing pressure to allow countries more leeway to boost economic growth, the lack of which is undermining confidence in the continent’s recovery. The meeting comes as the European Central Bank is expected on Thursday to come up with measures to buy government bonds from countries with high borrowing rates, like Italy. That should bring down those rates, easing the financial strain on the governments. Hollande announced he and Monti will meet again in Lyon, France in early December. Among the items on the agenda will be the high-speed railway project connecting Lyon and Turin, part of a wider Lisbon, Portugal-Kiev, Ukraine line, that has been blocked in northern Italy. Tuesday’s bilateral meeting was the third since Hollande took office just over three months ago.

A Tourism Village Relying on Fruit Trees Bali Post

BULELENG - Since about a year ago, the name of Sudaji Village in Sawan Subdistrict seemed to have been very well-known. However, the village turns so famous is not because of its green area or sustainable forests, but due to various legal and political issues. For instance, it related to corruption of the national land certification program (Prona) and the fuss between the Village Representative Agency (BPD) and a group of residents whose case has not been resolved so far. Fortunately, in the midst of such political upheaval, a group of residents has a noble determination to develop the potential of the village by declaring Sudaji Village as a tourism village. It was conducted on Friday (Nov 11). The declaration was attended by leaders of customary village and tourism businesspeople of the village. Present on that occasion was the Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Putu Tastra Wijaya, who gave full support to Sudaji as a tourism village. Putu Tastra Wijaya said that Sudaji Village had met the requirement as a tourism village. However, he also hoped it could be supported seriously by the entire community because some villages declared as tourism village were unable to continue with the visit of tourists. “I think Sudaji has qualified as having the potential nature and culture,” he said. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Sudaji Tourism Village Committee, Gede Suharsana, explained the idea to make Sudaji a tourism village was inseparable from the desire of residents to conserve the nature, art and culture of Sudaji. As a matter of fact, Sudaji had abundant potential of nature and culture. Now, they just stayed to be preserved and promoted. Regarding the wealth of nature, Sudaji Village indeed realized the potential they had. Since long time ago, their ancestors indeed liked to cultivate many kinds of fruits plants, chiefly local fruits. Around

1960-1970s, the famous fruits of Sudaji were Malaysian mango and lanzone. After the hybrid seedlings of durian and rambutan came to Bali, residents of the village bordering with Suwug Village in the north and verdant hills in the south set to cultivate Acehnese rambutan and Bangkok durian. So, please do not be surprised if Sudaji has tens of thousands of fruit trees. From the existing data, at the end of 1998 were recorded 1,000 rambutan trees, 1,000 lanzone trees, 200 Malaysian mango trees, 200 mangosten trees, 5,000 coconut trees, 1,000 durian trees and 500 mango trees. Other than fruit trees, the village also had some 3,000 clove trees and 4,000 coffee trees. Within the past three years, local residents started to plant Bangkok durian. Apart from having relatively good price, the durian was more expensive than the other fruits. Now, the Bangkok durian from Sudaji had many lovers so it was always hunted. “Recently, many tourists were indeed watching the fruits while enjoying them at Sudaji Village,” said a resident of Sudaji. In relation to the forest, Sudaji Customary Village is the village that had received a national champion in the field of forest conservation. Local residents believe if forest can be taken advantage as a tourist attraction. Additionally, the architecture of local buildings IBP/File remains natural so it can also be Since about a year ago, the name of Sudaji Village in Sawan Subdistrict seemed to have been very wellenjoyed by tourists who do love known. However, the village turns so famous is not because of its green area or sustainable forests, but due to various legal and political issues. natural objects. (kmb)

Ledok, Typical Non-cholesterol Food of Nusa Penida In addition to serombotan or assorted salads with hot spices, Klungkung in fact has another distinctive food in the form snack called ledok. This kind of food is processed from non-cholesterol ingredients consisting of corn, vegetables and other grains. Ledok is a typical food of Nusa Penida, Klungkung, being capable of luring visitors to the exhibition in connection with the commemoration

of the 31st World Food Day (HPS) celebrated in the Cultural Hall of Semarapura, some time ago. On that occasion, all the invitees had a chance to taste the food. Not to forget, the Klungkung Regent I Wayan Candra and Chairwoman of the Motivator Team of Bali Province’s PKK Mrs. Ayu Pastika also tried the traditional food of Nusa Penida. “Food security should remain

to be preserved in prospering the society, despite the existence of the land itself is getting less and less,” said the Klungkung Regent, I Wayan Candra, in his speech. The regent also appealed to the public, especially the farmers, to always be able to improve their agricultural products. And to the whole community, the regent hoped to further improve the non-cholesterol diet. “Let us

increase the non-cholesterol diet in maintaining our health,” said the Regent Candra. Nusa Penida is identical with the ledok and it is actually could support the government program to the food independent society with food diverse. The food could become another source of carbohydrate other than rice. Ledok as the alternative food could also support the food stabil-

ity on the island. Naturally, a society will use the available resources to help them. Ledok is the result of the surviving act where the people in Nusa Penida are having difficulties in finding food during the dry season. However, the role of the youth in the society is essential in preserving the traditional food so it won’t be washed away by time (kmb)


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The poor on mountain slopes must be empowered

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A number of prominent figures in Karangasem asked the government to pay attention to the poor, especially those living in the mountain slope area or the foot of mountain. They must be empowered so that residents will not too much penetrate the protected forest or even mountain slope to search for food subsistence. One of the Batudawa Kaja figures, I Wayan Putra, also appealed to the people in the mountain area not to carelessly use or dispose the fire. It could harm the forest and trigger forest fire as happened this week. In the incident, thousands of hectares of protected forest on the northern, eastern, southeastern and southern slopes of the highest mountain in Bali functioning the buffer and rain catchment caught fire for four days. “We ask the residents, chiefly those of Kedampal, to maintain the sustainability and safety of forest from fire and encroachment,” he said. If the forest had burned out and mountain slopes turned barren, it would have a very broad impact and be detrimental to all parties. The springs continued to shrink and many even had been dry, as well as erosion, landslides and flooding would threat during rainy season. Likewise, it also kindled drought and water crisis in dry

season like today. Putra even did not believe if the source of fire regularly burning the forests every dry season was due to friction between tree branches. In reality, the trees on the mountain slopes, especially in the north and east were slightly rare. He even thought and there was information if the source of fire could be the remaining fire disposed by forest encroachers that looked for honey. Other sources could be from charcoal makers and firewood seekers or resident who deliberately set fire the remaining leaves and twigs of trees. Or they might also burn bushes or grasses or reeds so that at the beginning of rainy season it would grow lush and verdant for fodder. On the other hand, the Regent of Karangasem also asked the residents living at the slopes of mountain, chiefly Mount Agung, not to come into the forest. It should be enough to

cultivate their own land. They might come into the forest just for looking for fodder, but not to burn anything. He also asked the customary village apparatus to make convention or bylaws setting forth the liabilities of residents to protecting the environment and forests. Meanwhile, the forest encroachers might seek honey but should not dispose the rest of fire carelessly as it could lead to fire. Geredeg also asked the headmen and subdistrict heads in the region having forests, mainly protected forests, to keep an eye on their residents so they would not explore the protected forests. In the meantime, the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) said that hotspots originally burned the forest of Mount Agung last Tuesday had not been visible or totally gone out. It was based on the report of Bebandem Subdistrict Head, Komang Agus Sukasena, and Abang Subdistrict Head, Wayan Ardika, who could monitor the situation by helicopter on Tuesday. “Hotspots above the Tanah Aron village or on the southern slopes of Mount Agung have totally gone out,” said Chairman of BPBD, Komang Sutirtayasa. (013)

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U.S. flag and China’s flag flutter in winds at a hotel in Beijing Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. U.S.

Clinton seeks Chinese accord on South China Sea

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BEIJING — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down Wednesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao to press Beijing to agree to peacefully resolve territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors over the South China Sea. But as she began her meetings here, China questioned the stated neutrality of the United States. At the start of the talks with Hu, Clinton said the U.S.-China relationship is strong. “We are able to explore areas of agreement and disagreement in a very open manner, which I think demonstrates the maturity of the relationship and the chance to take it further in the future,” she said. There was no immediate comment on the talks, but a scheduled meeting with Vice President Xi Jinping for later Wednesday morning had been canceled by China “for unexpected

scheduling reasons,” said a senior State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Xi, who takes over as China’s top leader later this year, also had a meeting canceled with the visiting prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. No reasons for the cancellations have been given. Clinton met late Tuesday with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi after arriving in China from Indonesia, where she urged Southeast Asian na-

TOKYO - Japan has agreed to buy disputed East China Sea islets, claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, from their private Japanese owners, Japanese media said on Wednesday, a move likely to fuel tensions between Asia’s two largest economies. The uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, have long been a source of friction. Japan and China have competing territorial claims to the islets and surrounding fishing areas and potentially rich gas deposits. The Japanese government will buy the islets for 2.05 billion yen ($26.15 million) and the owners will sign a contract soon, the Japanese dailies Asahi and Yomiuri said. The planned purchase of the islands, controlled by Japan and claimed by Taiwan as well, will be approved in a cabinet meeting as early as mid-September, the newspapers said. The row is part of a broader series of territorial disputes in the

South China and East China Seas that have set China against U.S. regional allies such as Japan and the Philippines. On Tuesday, China warned the United States not to get involved in the disputes, just as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing pledging to send a strong message on the need to calm regional tension. The Japanese coast guard last month detained Chinese activists who sailed from Hong Kong and landed on the East China Sea islands, triggering anti-Japanese demonstrations in China. Last week, a man ripped a Japanese flag from a car carrying Japan’s ambassador in Beijing in the latest flare-up of the territorial row. The Japanese government’s plan to purchase the islets comes after Tokyo’s nationalist governor, Shintaro Ishihara, proposed a similar plan earlier this year. The Tokyo metropolitan government sent a team of officials to waters near the islets at the weekend to conduct a survey.

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A fishing boat with hoisted Japanese national flags, sails around a group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea September 2, 2012.

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SDN 4 Pancasari primary school, Sukasada, class rooms that got underwater due to Buyan Lake waters now can be functioned again as the waters have gone shallow due to the dry season. The classrooms were for year 1, 2, 3 and 6. During the incident, the location was moved to the building on the higher ground and also the teachers’ room divided as Principal, Ketut Sarka, confirmed it last Monday (3/9). Before it was used by 14th August 2012, the condition was checked with the help of the constructors building a new classroom and it resulted that it is still able to be used for studies. A few months ago, one unit of classroom and teacher dorm was underwater as Buyan Lake overloaded. The school made an emergency class out of the assembly hall. Buleleng then proposed a new classroom to be built to central government and agreed so by the water was decreasing the project was started. “Pupils in the emergency classrooms haven’t been moved as those on the higher ground are now moved to the lower ground’s building as a new classroom project will take place. For that it won’t disturb the ongoing project,” Sarka explained. (kmb)

tions to present a unified front in dealing with China in attempts to ease rising tensions in the South China Sea. The U.S. wants China and the other claimants to adopt a binding code of conduct for the region, along with a process to resolve maritime disputes without coercion, intimidation or the use of force. Clinton wants the Chinese to drop their insistence on settling conflicting claims with individual nations and instead embrace a multilateral mechanism that will give the smaller members of the Association of South East Asian Nations greater clout in negotiations. She urged all parties to make “meaningful progress” by a November summit of East Asian leaders that President Barack Obama plans to attend in Cambodia.

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Japan to buy disputed East China Sea islands: media Reuters

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Karangasem residents that were known to have been infected by HIV/AIDS or HIV Positive these past three years have increased according to Head of Karangasem Health Agency, dr. IGM Tirtayana, last Monday (3/9) at Karangasem. Up to March 2012 there are around 162 people infected and suspected the real number is more than that as WHO stated if one person is infected then the real number of people infected would be 10 people. This have placed Karangasem as the seventh area to be infected the most in Bali where 32 of them from Karangasem Sub District, 29 at Abang, 29 at Kubu, 19 at Bebandem, 19 at Manggis, 16 at Rendang, while 9 at Sidemen and 9 at Selat. As its known, the infection happened at most productive age 20-39 with 135 people (85 %) with most of them men (68%) while the causer 150 people through sex intercourse, two due to injection needle, six due to gene (mother to children) and two primary schools pupils at Rendang infected from their parents. “No case was found due to blood transfusion as the blood donation system has been good as their blood was checked first if it’s safe,” Tirtayana stated. It was stated exploitation of galian C area in Karangasem such as in Kubu, Bebandem and Selat has to be supervised as it seems a lot of truck drivers or its accompany would work 24 hours through the cold night bringing “partner to galian C”. This situation has to have everyone’s attention to protect each other especially inside the family to keep harmony going. If this is happening due to have to happen, then a good conditioned condom should be used. As Karangasem Regent’s demand, Karangasem never gave permit to dim lighted cafes. In other hand Karangasem Representative member, I Luh Purnaminingsih, stated this needs to be detected which workers have been affected or not. It also needs clear programs and effective one to socialize and give awareness to the people so that it is known. Other member, Nengah Suparta, stated there was a wayang or bondres traditional performance used as a media to socialize it. Even so, Purnaminingsih that the regional budget needs to be integrated if any additional programs will be applied. (013)

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A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting late leader Yasser Arafat (R) in Gaza City July 4, 2012.

PARIS - Three French judges are preparing to travel to Ramallah to seek the exhumation Yasser Arafat’s body as part of an investigation into whether he was murdered by poison, a judicial source told Reuters on Wednesday. The investigating magistrates will need approval from both Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has already expressed his government’s willingness to exhume the body from a limestone sepulchre in Ramallah. Arafat’s widow, Suha, said in a

statement sent to Reuters that the judges told her lawyer they had begun the necessary steps to travel to Ramallah, where police experts would carry out tests under their authority. “I respectfully ask the Palestinian Authority and the Arab League to suspend all initiatives while the French justice system is looking into the case, other than to act together with them,” Suha Arafat wrote. The French murder investigation “should take precedence over all other procedures, because it is the incontestable guarantee of independence and neutrality”, she added. The court launched the murder

inquiry last month into the 2004 death of Arafat in a Paris military hospital after his widow said he may have been poisoned. No autopsy was carried out after Arafat died, aged 75, a month after being flown to France, seriously ill, from his headquarters in Ramallah. Allegations of foul play spread quickly after French doctors said they could not establish a cause of death. Suha Arafat’s allegations of poisoning followed a Swiss institute’s discovery of high levels of the radioactive element polonium-210 on Arafat’s clothing.


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Murata turns to tiniest device for big business Associated Press Writer

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An undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the NASA Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. After spending a year examining Vesta, Dawn is poised to depart and head to another asteroid, Ceres, where it will arrive in 2015.

Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — One asteroid down, one to go. After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — a voyage that will take nearly three years. Firing its ion propulsion thrusters, Dawn had been slowly spiraling away from Vesta for more than a month until it was to pop free from its gravitational grip. Since its antenna was pointed away from Earth during this last maneuver, engineers would not know until Wednesday how it went. The departure was considered ho-hum compared with other recent missions — think Curiosity’s whiteknuckle “seven minutes of terror” dive into Mars’ atmosphere. “It’s not a sudden event. There’s no whiplash-inducing maneuver. There’s no tension, no anxiety,” said chief engineer Marc Rayman of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $466 million

mission. “It’s all very gentle and very graceful.” Launched in 2007, Dawn is on track to become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with two celestial bodies in a bid to learn about the solar system’s evolution. Dawn slipped into orbit last year around Vesta — about the size of Arizona — and beamed back stunning closeups of the lumpy surface. Its next destination is the Texas-size Ceres, also known as a dwarf planet. Vesta and Ceres are the largest bodies in the asteroid belt littered with chunks of rocks that never quite bloomed into full-fledged planets. As cosmic time capsules, they’re ideal for scientists trying to piece together how Earth and the

other planets formed and evolved. During its yearlong stay at Vesta, Dawn used its cameras, infrared spectrometer, and gamma ray and neutron detector to explore the asteroid from varying altitudes, getting as close as 130 miles above the surface. Dawn uncovered a few surprises. Scientists have long known that Vesta sports an impressive scar at its south pole, likely carved by an impact with a smaller asteroid. A closer inspection revealed that Vesta hid a second scar in the same region — evidence that it had been whacked twice within the last 2 billion years. The collisions spewed chunks of debris into space; some fell to Earth as meteorites.

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TOKYO — Small is big for Murata: The Japanese electronics maker has developed the world’s tiniest version of a component known as the capacitor. And that’s potentially big business. Capacitors, which store electric energy, are used in the dozens, even in the hundreds, in just about every type AP Photo/Murata Manufacturing Co. of gadget — smartphones, laptops, In this undated photo released parts for hybrid cars, medical equipby Murata Manufacturing Co., ment and digital cameras. Smaller componentry allows for other innova- its latest capacitor, measuring tions and improvements from thinner just 0.25 millimeter by 0.125 millimeter, right, is pointed by a medevices to longer battery life. The latest capacitor, measuring chanical pencil as it is displayed just 0.25 millimeter by 0.125 mil- with its bigger size models. limeter, is as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence. Murata Manufacturing Co.’s focus on highly specialized technological breakthroughs, such as the one announced Wednesday, also underlines the challenges confronting Japan’s electronics industry — once unquestioned leaders but now taking a beating from cheaper Asian rivals. Japanese makers have struggled to compete against South Korean rivals and manufacturers in Taiwan, China and the rest of Asia with access to cheaper labor. The Japanese are also fighting the strong yen, which erodes the value of its earnings. “The power of Japanese high-tech makers is waning — in development, marketing and management. And it can’t all be blamed on a strong yen,” said Rick Oyama, analyst with market researcher HIS iSuppli in Tokyo. “What counts is whether a company can deliver creative products and innovation.” Murata, based in the ancient capital of Kyoto, central Japan, is best known for its bicycle-riding robot, which showcases its delicate sensor technology. But since its founding in 1944, the company’s core business has been ceramic capacitors. The latest super-small capacitor is a quarter of the size of the previous smallest ceramic capacitor, also developed by Murata, in 2004.

Wayward Sea Lion Rescued in California

The U.S. Coast Guard has helped to rescue a 500-pound (226 kilogram) sea lion named Franklin that kept getting into trouble in Southern California, officials noted in a blog post Monday (Sept. 3). Franklin was found up a creek in Irvine, Calif., early last month and moved to a local beach by officials from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. But just days later the sea lion was spotted inland again — this time 5 miles (8 kilometers) up a flood control channel, according to the Coast Guard blog post. Wildlife experts decided that Franklin needed to be taken farther out to sea to stay out of harm’s way. The Coast Guard Cutter Edisto was called in, and the vessel brought the sea lion from San Pedro, Calif., out near Catalina Island, where he was released. The wayward sea lion reportedly was named after Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, who came home from the London Games this summer with four gold medals.

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DENPASAR - Handling method of rubbish transport from some dumps to Suwung landfill was not fully carried out properly. As evidence, there were rubbishes still spilling out of the dump until daytime. As happened at Kreneng dump on Tuesday (Sep 4), the rubbish piled up until 10:00 a.m. This condition was complained by some residents passing through and moving near the dump located to the west of Kreneng Terminal. One of the residents, I Made Puja, encountered at location admitted to be deeply disturbed by the rubbish overflow. “It resulted in slovenly impression as it is located within a crowd,” he said. He estimated the piling rubbish in the dump was caused by late coming of rubbish truck transporting the rubbish at the dump. “Perhaps, it was caused by late transportation of rubbish to landfill,” he said. In response to such condition, the Head of Denpasar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, I Ketut Wisada, who was confirmed last Tuesday said the rubbish still piling up at the dumps was the one discarded by public that managed their rubbish through an independent group. Besides, Wisada also recognized the restricted number of bulldozer

used to load the rubbish onto trucks. Therefore, it should still be waiting for the turn after accomplishing the tasks at the other dumps. He said the transport of rubbish at Kreneng dump got its turn after the trucks completely transported the rubbish on roadside. Additionally, the bulldozer used to load rubbish onto trucks should wait after completing its tasks at Monang Maning settlement, Tegal Kerta village, Jalan Pulau Kawe leading to Jalan Pulau Seram and ultimately at Kreneng dump. “We got round to each dump to monitor the rubbish whether the existing rubbish has been cleaned up. Otherwise, we will ask the janitor to immediately transport the existing rubbish,” explained Wisada. After waiting for some time, the piling rubbish at the dumps could be handled by some janitors to be transported to landfill. At Tuesday noon, the piling rubbish could have been handled cleanly. (kmb12)

Handling method of rubbish transport from some dumps to Suwung landfill was not fully carried out properly. As evidence, there were rubbishes still spilling out of the dump until daytime. As happened at Kreneng dump on Tuesday (Sep 4), the rubbish piled up until 10:00 a.m.

Ngelawar:

From Togetherness with Love to Flavor Each region in Indonesia has different delicacy pursuant to surrounding environment providing the ingredients and tradition maintained. Bali, for instance, has lawar. It has been renowned and tasted by the tongue of foreign tourists. Hot spices supported by a variety of tubers and thinly-

chopped vegetables like the young coconut shell, string bean, grated coconut or young papaya will kindle the appetite from the beginning until the end. Then, chopped meat such as pork, beef, chicken, duck or others are used as the main ingredient, and it gives the name of the lawar itself. This lawar

delicacy is over and over again introduced in every occasion of traditional culinary event. At villages, the ngelawar (preparation of lawar) tradition is begun by togetherness. Villagers usually slaughter a pig or the like and prepare the dishes collectively for special occasions such as per-

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Franklin waits on a pier at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach to be lifted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Edisto for transport and release near Catalina Island, Calif.

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At villages, the ngelawar (preparation of lawar) tradition is begun by togetherness. Villagers usually slaughter a pig or the like and prepare the dishes collectively for special occasions such as personal life-cycle rituals or temple anniversary.

sonal life-cycle rituals or temple anniversary. From early in the morning, they have been ready to go by bringing along with a sharp knife. Few moments later, the chopping boards turn crowded sounding tek...tek…tek…tek and goes on. Some prepare spices and vegetables, while the others slice thinly the meat in use. In essence, the pebat or kitchen department is very busy. Meanwhile, when celebrating the Galungan and Kuningan festivity, Balinese people (Hindu) may join the collective slaughter known as mepatung while food preparation is undertaken individually. This has something to do with slightly different tastes and interests. The food is prepared for filling some oblations other than for consumption. Their food habitually consist of lawar, satay, komoh (clear soup), urutan (sausage), skin crackers, tum (chopped meat mix with spices and then steamed) and so forth. Other tradition remains to be maintained is ngejot or presenting food gift to neighbor and relatives. Though they equally have the same delicacy, it is intended to maintain social relationship

and exchange the food as theirs may have different tastes. Similarly, family members will also visit relatives where parent or grandparent comes from. To share the happiness with the ancestral souls, at least family will also bring along sagi offering and be presented to them in the home platform shrine at bale dangin or eastern pavilion. Today, probably many people are very busy as they must be in charge to work. However, there are always people offering their services by providing ready-toserve lawar. It is variedly packed in nice bamboo basket containing particular number of satay, lawar and serapah (grated coconut with meat). On that account, people will not be busy to prepare it in case of organizing an event or socio-religious activity. When making a visit to Bali, it also a good opportunity for you try these delicacies. At least, try the lawar as it has been identical to Balinese cuisine. Seemingly, your visit to Bali would be incomplete without ‘pampering’ your tongue by this delicacy. Of course, it will enrich your culinary adventure, too! (kmb)


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Water Source narrowing, Babung Residents experiencing water crisis Semarapura (Bali Post) –

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The Catur Muka Statute which is located in the center of Denpasar.

As for arrangement of Catur Muka statue

Denpasar House proposes to equip with overflow pond Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The plan of Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) to arrange the landscaping garden at Catur Muka roundabout, Denpasar, was responded positively by the rank of Denpasar House. However, the House suggested in order it should be embellished with an overflow pond. In addition, the type of plants used should not be of the large kinds because the space was narrow. It was confirmed by a member of Commission B of the Denpasar House, I Wayan Suadi Putra, accompanied by Ketut Sugiata in his office, Tuesday (Sep 4). “We heard the Catur Muka statue at roundabout would be re-arranged this year,” said this PDI-P politician. Suadi Putra hoped the arrangement to landscaping garden at Catur Muka roundabout becoming the trade mark and zero point of Denpasar was important to be worked on maximally. Therefore, his party hoped the assessment and selection of materials could give majestic impression to Catur Muka Statue. Additionally, this people’s representative from Sidakarya hoped the landscaping garden would no longer be used as a place to watch and be trampled by people. On that account, his party hoped the garden could be embellished with an overflow pond. As for the type

of plants, it should be planted with grasses. “The plants should not be of high species as the space is very narrow. If planted with tall plants, it will give narrow impression,” he said. Meanwhile, Ketut Sugiata added it should be equipped with a better water filter because it was located in an open space. To avoid any waste from coming into the drains, it should be installed a sieve. “Water filter should also be considered,” said the politician from Ubung Kaja. Earlier, the Head of DKP Denpasar, I Ketut Wisada, when met in the Mayor’s Office some time ago said the arrangement of statue becoming the identity of the culturebased city would be executed by the end of this year. Even, the design of landscaping garden under the Catur Muka statue had been accomplished by planner consultant. “This re-arrangement is designed with a budget of IDR 1.5 billion,” said Wisada.

However, he said, the execution of landscaping garden located at the central intersection of Denpasar would be done in stages. For first phase, it would be worked on with a budget worth IDR 500 million. In the following years, it would be done gradually. “The work is done gradually because it needs a lot of money,” he said. Such large amount of funds was needed, he said, because some ornaments in use would be adjusted to give more value to the Catur Muka statue. The statue would also be equipped with lights to give prominent impression at night. In the image prepared by the planner consultant, it was seen if the design of garden around the Catur Muka was made more artistic. Even, the paving around the sculpture garden was also designed to contain motif that would give more vivid impression. (kmb12)

The water debit due to dry season caused one water source at Taman Sari, Dusun Babung, Gunaksa Village, Dawan, Klungkung narrowing and have caused locals to experience clean water crisis. The situation made them have to get water from Tukad Unda River to wash clothes and bathe. It was seen that the distance from the houses to the river reached 4 kilometer. Besides going there, they also have to buy water from houses that received Water Municipal Work waters as there are around 22 families who don’t receive it at Abian Kaja. That is why they depend on the water source for every day need yet since the dry season the water source coming from Dawan Kaler hardly gives anything. One resident, Nyoman Konten, last Monday (3/9) rather buy water rather than queuing for the little water source for hours. Another resident, Ni Wayan Tetep (60) who has a grandchild admitted had to queue four hours for a need of one bucket. Many residents would queue up until late for it. “To avoid being bored, I would make offerings while waiting,” Tetep stated. The water source was built in 1987 and used for residents to drink and cook. For bathing they would use river in Gunaksa and Tukad Unda at Dawan. Tetep accompanied by another resident Nyoman Darni, stated that this water debit was not only due to the dry season but suspected to have its pipe that routed the first water source at Bukit Pengancukan, Dawan Kaler Village got broke just like the previous problem that have occurred. (kmb)

Data on tourist accommodation considered inaccurate Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Data on tourist accommodation in Gianyar were accused inaccurate. It was announced by Chairman of Commission C of Gianyar House, Made Mawa, after having a meeting in conjunction with the discussion of budget draft 2013 with relevant agencies such as the Integrated Licensing Service Agency (BPPT), Tourism Agency, and public order officer (Satpol PP) of Gianyar, Tuesday (Sep 4). Pursuant to the existing data on tourist accommodation and restaurant, so far Gianyar Regency had 1,468 tourist accommodations. However, the House did not fully believe such amount because it believed there were many unrecorded villas and boarding houses. To that end, the House insisted on re-summoning relevant agencies to discuss about the issue because they were all not present in the meeting, he said. In addition, the data of tourist accommodation and restaurants of the previous year had never been updated so far. When seen in the field, between the data held today and the mandate of Law No. 28/2009 on Regional Taxes and Levies were no longer relevant. Mawa acknowledged that some star-hotels, budget hotels, villas, rental houses and boarding houses were not thoroughly recorded in the Tourism Agency as well as in the BPPT. Even, there was a hotel license whose status should have changed into star-hotel instead of budget hotel but had not been revised. In addition, there was also a restaurant that had gone bankrupt, but its name remained to be listed. It should have been immediately revised, he said. Commission C hoped that in 2012 the data on tourism potential should have been resolved. If the data were still inaccurate, it would be impossible to cope with the leakage of revenue from tourism sector, he said. Meanwhile, the Head of Gianyar Tourism Agency, AA Ari Bagus Brahmanta, said the data on the tourist accommodation were still being verified. The officers continued to collect data particularly regarding the newly established villas in several places in Ubud and Blahbatuh. He considered it necessary to form of a team to do such data collection, so that each agency did not do their own ways. (kmb16)

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The Matahari is located in North West Bali on a stunning coastline surrounded by National Parks and Marine conservation areas and this setting, with the hills in the back drop, is simply stunning. Space and tranquillity are what this resort offers most abundantly, and its all within a traditional ambience, the resort lovingly constructed from local materials including marble, palemanan and bamboo. It’s difficult to believe there are only 32 rooms in the entire resort not least because the amount of facilities and activity on offer is so extensive. From diving to cycling, trips to the national park and golf, there is something for everyone here. There are 4 room types: Garden and Panorama View (50m2). Deluxe (75m2) and Super Deluxe (100m2). They are housed in 16 Bungalows which have 2 rooms in each. From the moment you enter the hand carved doors, you know you’re in a unique room whether it’s the Garden or the Super Deluxe. They are beautifully constructed and crafted using local wood and marble

with beautiful conical high ceilings and parquet flooring. The 4 poster beds are the gloss on a classical Balinese creation and the effort that has been made to keep the local look and feel is immense to the extent that mod cons are cleverly hidden so you feel you are in a traditional Balinese villa. (In keeping with the peaceful nature of this resort, the rooms do not have TV’s). The bathrooms are beautiful with huge marble tubs and outdoor showers, which have very interesting dragon head taps. If you are looking for the real of Bali, then Matahari Beach Resort & Spa ticks all the boxes. Remote with beautiful seascapes, great food and a real local feel, it encapsulates the image Bali portrays as a paradise island. This is somewhere to escape to and experience real Indonesia on your doorstep whilst staying in a classical luxury resort with great food and excellent service.

Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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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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NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’ adds teens; Michaels returns Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — “The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty. The show’s 14th season will take on a new “mission” against the national increase in childhood obesity, NBC said Tuesday. Youths between the ages of 13 and 17 will join teams trying to shed pounds and get fit. Unlike adults competing for a $250,000 prize, the teenagers won’t be subject to elimination from the show and will not be weighed for the broadcast, NBC said. The show’s producers discussed adding teens at length and are “incredibly sensi-

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tive” to safeguarding them, Michaels said. “It’s brave, it’s bold and I’m sure it’s going to be controversial, and we’ll do the best we can to handle it in the most positive and effective way possible,” the usually tough-talking fitness expert said. The goal is to focus on the kids’ health rather than their weight, Michaels said, adding, “It’s about getting them on the softball team, not into a size four.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past three decades, with about 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 considered obese based on height and weight measurements. The season’s 18 contestants

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2012 file photo shows fitness guru Jillian Michaels in New York. “The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty.

will be divided into six-member teams, each including at least one youngster. Michaels, who took a break from “Biggest Loser” to pursue adoption of a daughter, will join trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince in working with the young contestants, with medical staff and childhood obesity experts also involved. The hard-driving trainer, who also has an infant son with her partner, says it remains to be seen whether motherhood will alter her overall approach toward adults who are “killing themselves” with bad health habits. “I am a different person, motherhood changes your DNA. However, being a mom and doing this job are very different aspects of my life and personality,” she said, adding, “I’m not going to make any promises.” “Biggest Loser” will return in early January, NBC said, but a debut date was not announced.

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LOS ANGELES - Jim Carrey has joined the cast of “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to The Wall,” for director Jeff Wadlow who tweeted the news this weekend. Carrey will play Colonel Stars who helps rally a group of misfit super-heroes on a quest to fight evil. The sequel reunites Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage. Wadlow tweeted: “6 days till we start shooting… and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f’n then.” This will be the first comic book film for Carrey since he played the role of The Riddler in “Batman Forever.” Calls to Carrey’s representatives were not immediately returned. The sequel will be supervised by the director and co-writer of “Kick-Ass,” Matthew Vaughn. It will be released through Universal next summer. In the comic book, which the film is based on, Colonel Stars is a member of Justice Forever, a poor man’s justice league. Colonel Stars gets out of the mafia and finds solace in Justice Forever. This will be REUTERS/Stephen Chernin the first comic book film for Carrey since Comedian Jim Carrey speaks before presenting an award during the he played the role of The Riddler in the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York City April 28, 2012. 1995 film “Batman Forever.”

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The photo shows seaweed farmer carried his harvest while in the background a hotel project being finished. The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali and the Indonesia Farmers Association (HKTI) of Bali encouraged a synergy between the agriculture and tourism set forth in a regional regulation. It is an effort to remove disparity between the two sectors.

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DENPASAR - The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali and the Indonesia Farmers Association (HKTI) of Bali encouraged a synergy between the agriculture and tourism set forth in a regional regulation. It is an effort to remove disparity between the two sectors.

Chairman of HKTI Bali, Prof. Nyoman Suparta, said that to advance the agricultural sector from the downturn it had to be accompanied with a clear regulation. Many farmers complained as their products were not maximally absorbed by market. On the other hand, the perpetrators of industry complained about the supply of agricultural products which had not met the quality and

continuity standard. “Tourism industry and the agricultural sector continue to mutually blame so far. Such polemic came to view due to the absence of clear rules. To that end, we urge the government to include the synergy between tourism and agriculture in a regional regulation,” said Nyoman Suparta in Denpasar. It was said the synergy be-

tween the two sectors would be proposed in the draft of regional regulation on subak (Balinese irrigation cooperative) being prepared by Bali House. On that account, the Bali tourism growing rapidly would not harm the agriculture that had been dominantly cultivated by Balinese people. Chairman of the PHRI Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, also agreed to the es-

tablishment of regulation setting forth the synergy of agriculture and tourism in Bali. So far, the hotel industry had attempted to absorb the local agricultural products. “All the tourism perpetrators, including the hotel industry, in Bali have agreed to participate in helping the agricultural sector in Bali,” he said. Continued on page 6

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