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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

‘Ender’s Game’ battles to U.S., Canada box office win

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This image released by Summit Entertainment shows Viola Davis in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - “Ender’s Game,” the futuristic story of children forced to fight an enemy race, battled to the top of box office charts in the United States and Canada, defeating senior citizen buddy comedy “Last Vegas” and animated turkey tale “Free Birds.” Based on a best-selling 1985 novel, “Ender’s Game” collected $28 million in ticket sales over its first three days, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Raunchy comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which topped last weekend’s charts, dropped to second place with $20.5 million. “Last Vegas” debuted in the No. 3 spot, grabbing $16.5 million. Elsewhere, Marvel action hero Thor hammered into international theaters for sequel “Thor: The Dark World,” hauling in $109.4 million from Wednesday through Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said. The movie debuts in the United States and Canada on Friday.

“Ender’s Game” stars Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, a young boy who is singled out for his superior intellect and put through advanced warfare training. Harrison Ford plays Colonel Graff, the man who isolates Ender from his comrades and manipulates him into commanding a war. The movie is the latest adaptation of a young adult novel brought to the big screen by studios hoping to start a new blockbuster franchise like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.” “Ender’s Game” finished in line with projections from box office analysts, who forecast a $25 million to $30 million start. The movie was produced for $110 million by Lions Gate Entertainment’s Summit

Entertainment studio, Oddlot Entertainment and visual effects company Digital Domain. More than half - 54 percent - of the audience was over age 25, making its appeal to younger moviegoers and potential for a sequel less clear. “It looks like ‘Ender’s Game’ is oneand-done,” said Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co., noting that with next week’s big domestic opening of “Thor” “there won’t be much of the box office pie left for ‘Ender’s Game.’” A-LIST CAST “Last Vegas” stars an A-list cast of Oscar-winning actors Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, playing four lifelong friends who reunite for a bachelor party. Mary Steenburgen plays a Vegas lounge singer in the movie, produced by CBS Films, a unit of CBS Corp, with a small budget of $28 million.

‘The Pike’ wins Samuel Johnson nonfiction prize Associated Press Writer

LONDON — A biography of Italian fascist Gabriele D’Annunzio has won Britain’s leading nonfiction book prize. “The Pike,” by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, was awarded the 20,000 pound ($32,000) Samuel Johnson Prize on Monday. The book tells the story of D’Annunzio, a debauched Italian artist who became a national hero. Martin Rees, who chaired the judging panel, praised Hughes-Hallett’s “intricate crafting” of the narrative and said readers will be transfixed by her portrayal of “repellent egotist” D’Annunzio. “Her original experimentation with form transcends the conventions of biography,” Rees said. Hughes-Hallett has written two other books: “Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions” and “Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen.” For the Samuel Johnson Prize, she beat out other finalists including Charles Moore’s “Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography;” Charlotte Higgins’ portrait of ancient Britain, “Under Another Sky;” and “A Sting in the Tale” by bee conservationist Dave Goulson. “Empires of the Dead,” a history of World War I cemeteries by David Crane, and William

Dalrymple’s 19th-century Afghan saga “Return of the King” also were on the shortlist.

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President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (middle) during the opening session of Bali Democracy Forum V, last year. The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VI in Nusa Dua, Bali Province to support developing democracies throughout the world.

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DENPASAR - The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VI in Nusa Dua, Bali Province to support developing democracies throughout the world.

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New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, center, holds her prize and stands with the Duchess of Cornwall and Robert Macfarlane, Chair of judges, after winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in central London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013.

“We have chosen the theme Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society for BDF VI. We will return the running of BDF VI to its original format, that is at a ministerial level meeting,” said Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa during a press conference. According to the Foreign Minister, the Ministry will hold a forum on November 7-8, 2013 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Cen-

ter (BNDCC) in Nusa Dua, Bali Province. Marty said a number of Heads of State will attend the forum, including Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who will open the forum on the first day. “The Forum will be inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang

Yudhoyono, along with the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam and Prime Minister of Timor Leste. There will be at least 81 countries and 3 international organizations attending the meeting,” Marty said. He added that at least 30 ministers will join the forum. There are two sub-themes that will be discussed during BDF VI, including the explanation of free and fair general elections held in participating BDF countries. The second sub-theme is an explanation of how to build and strengthen democratic institutions in each country. “This forum reflected Indone-

sia’s contribution in creating a conducive situation in Asia Pacific. The representatives will also explain what has been done to establish democracy and, at the same time, we also learn from other countries about what they are doing to develop democracy,” Marty said. Establishment of democracy The establishment of democracy in a number of countries will be discussed at the 6th Bali Democracy Forum scheduled in Nusa Dua, Bali, on November 7-8, a foreign ministry official said. “We think during the discussions that the Arab Spring, or the devel-

opment of democracy in a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa, would also be touched upon,” the director general of information and public diplomacy, A.M. Fachir, said. He said participating countries would discuss the evolving of democracy in various countries, in view of democratic movements in Syria and Egypt. He said there are three principles that could be offered by the BDF to the participating countries, including that democracy can be the foundation of a nation, but it must grow out of its own will.

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Bali News

Sempidi and Kuta Market projected to be hygienic market Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Sempidi and Kuta Market are projected to become hygienic market where all the products on sale are free from preservatives. Badung County has proposed the two markets to the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) of Bali to get the label.

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The cremation ceremony of the Ubud Royal Family

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The kite seller in Sempidi Market

Thousands of people enthusiastic to watch the procession royal palace senior figure Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati, Friday (Nov 1). Though in the atmosphere of Penampahan Kuningan, the cremation tradition procession of the Ubud

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Cremation of Ubud royal family

Thousands of people seemed vivacious to see the cremation procession of the deceased Tjokorda Istri Sri Tjandrawati, 59, the wife of Ubud

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The Head of Badung Cooperative, Industry and SME Trade, Ketut Karpiana, revealed that his party was still waiting for checking from the BPOM. The BPOM team would inspect directly the two markets to test their feasibility to become a hygienic market. This process took time. Karpiana predicted the BPOM team would go down next year. In order that both markets could become a hygienic market, Karpiana mentioned, his party did the arrangement and guidance to traders. Traders were encouraged to provide merchandise and foodstuff products, especially processed foods without preservatives. “All the merchandise at Sempidi and Kuta Market will be free from preservatives, either they are processed food or raw materials,” said Karpiana recently. Additionally, in order to empower the traditional markets to meet the modern market standards, the tare accuracy or weight also posed an important indicator. At these two markets, traders were not allowed to commit any fraud. Further he said that with the arrangement effort the Sempidi and Kuta Market were expected to become an option for tourists to do shopping. Travelers would be expected to feel the atmosphere of traditional markets without having to worry about the products purchased as they were already hygienic or had met the correct proportion. “When it has been labeled, public will have more confidence and more people will come to shop,” he said. (kmb25)

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royal family utilizing luxurious bade tower remained to be an attraction for residents and tourists. At approximately 12:50 a.m., the procession of cow sarcophagus and bade tower was leading to cemetery of Dalem Puri Ubud at Peliatan, about 900 meters from Ubud Grand Place. A number of ritual paraphernalia preceded the procession of bade tower and cow sarcophagus carried by thousands of residents. The bade tower with the height of 26 meters, weight of about 6 tons had to open the transverse power cable along the road. However, a number of traffic signs and street lighting were damaged due to hit by the bade tower. Splendor of the cremation ceremony held by the Ubud royal family was seen from the morning. In the ancak saji of royal palace was

held Gambuh Dance and some other sacred dances like Baris Dance en masse. A number of invitees were still coming at the end of the cremation ceremony. Among them, there were Minister Jro Wacik, Kadek Arimbawa (Bali Regional Representative), Bali Police Chief, Commander of the Udayana Regional Command, Chairman of Bali House, Chairman of Gianyar House, Regional Secretary of Gianyar, senior figure of royal palace across Bali, Chairman of Bali Post (KMB) Satria Naradha and a number of Bali and Gianyar public figures. One of the senior figures of the Ubud Royal Palace, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Tjok Ace) expressed his gratitude to all guests attending the ceremony along with the cremation of the deceased Tjok Istri Tjandrawati. On behalf of the

Ubud Palace big family, Tjok Ace also apologized for any unpleasant things ever made during her sickness. “On behalf of family, please do accept our sincere apologies if there may be something unpleasant during her lifetime,” he said. During her life time, the deceased devoted to cultural activities and last served in the Social Affairs of Bali Province. She was the younger sister of the former Regent of Gianyar Tjokorda Budi Suryawan and left her husband Tjok Putra Sukawati and two children consisting of Tjokorda Gde Agung Ichiro Sukawati and Tjokorda Gde Angghara Sukawati. The deceased fondly called Cok Sri Bulan died at the age of 59 years on October 14, 2013 at approximately 9:50 a.m. at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. (kmb16)

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

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

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

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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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India launches first mission to Mars Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel. Hundreds of people watched the rocket carrying the Mars spacecraft take off from the east-coast island of Shriharikota and streak across the sky. Many more across the country watched live TV broadcasts provided by the Indian Space and Research Organization. The 1,350-kilogram (3,000-pound) Mangalyaan orbiter was headed first into an elliptical orbit around Earth, after which a series of technical maneuvers and short burns will raise its orbit before it slingshots toward Mars. Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, must travel 780 million kilometers (485 million miles) over 300 days to reach an orbit around the red planet next September. “The biggest challenge will be precisely navigating the space craft to Mars,” said K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian space agency. “We will know if we pass our examination on Sept. 24, 2014.” India is aiming to follow the Soviet Union, United States and Europe in having a successful visit to Mars. “These missions are important. These are things that give Indians happiness and bragging rights,” said Raghu Kalra of the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi. “Even a poor person, when he learns that my country is sending a mission to another planet, he will feel a sense of pride for his country, and he will want to make it a better place.” Some have questioned the $72 million price tag for a country of 1.2 billion people still dealing with widespread hunger and poverty. But India defended the Mars mission, and its $1 billion space program in general, by noting its importance in providing high-tech jobs for scientists and engineers and practical applications in solving problems on Earth. Decades of space research has allowed India to develop satellite, communications and remote sensing technologies that are helping to solve everyday problems at home, from forecasting where fish can be caught by fishermen to predicting cataclysmic storms and floods.

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Thousands personnel secury BDF

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DENPASAR - Thousands of joint security personnel from the National Defense Forces (TNI) and National Police (Polri) have been assigned to ensure the security of the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) on November 7-8, 2013, an official said.

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel walk near the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV – C25) at the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

UC San Diego plans to open stem cell center

“Together with police personnel and local community members, we will ensure the security and safety of the sixth Bali Democracy Forum,” Udayana Regional Military Command IX Chief Mayor General Wisnu Bawa Tenaya said after leading a security force roll-call. However, he did not mention the exact number of security personnel to be deployed at the BDF, where democratic and political matters will be discussed. “We will involve all security personnel from both TNI and Polri. All of them will coordinate with each other for the use of physical and non-physical force,” he noted. According to him, the security personnel will blanket the area including the least-travelled roads in Bali to anticipate any security disturbances that may arise before and during the BDF. Meanwhile, Bali Police Chief Inspector General Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu said the whole Police force in Bali, amounting to 12

thousand people, will be deployed for the event. “All police personnel will be involved,” he confirmed.

Enlist “Pecalang”

Police in Bali will receive assistance from local traditional civil guards, called “Pecalang”, to help maintain security at the Sixth Bali Democracy Forum on November 7-8. “They will help in the security area as community members,” Bali’s regional police command chief Inspector General Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu said. He noted that hundred of Pecalangs would be assigned to secure their neighborhoods close to the Bali Development Corporation where the Bali Democracy Forum is to be held. “We will cooperate with Pecalang to fill any void,” he said. He added that the Pecalang will also cooperate with members of the village-based military (Babinsa)

and police commands (Babinkamtibnas). “If they find something suspicious, Pecalang could report this to the police,” he said. As a tourist destination where international events have often been held, Bali needs extra security efforts by the police. Mokalu, in connection with the BDF sweep on motor vehicles, would be stepped up to prevent possible disruptions, according to officials. Also, access points to Bali would are to be given more attention, he added. Three heads of state, Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam and Timor Leste’s president Taur Matan Ruak, have confirmed that they will attend the annual event. The police, in cooperation with the military (TNI), will deploy personnel to assure security at the forum.

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Randy Schekman, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, receives a congratulatory phone call from UC President Janet Napolitano during a news conference after winning the Nobel Prize in medicine, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif.

SAN DIEGO — Officials at the University of California, San Diego announced Monday that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The center is intended to accelerate development of drugs and therapies derived from human stem cell research through clinical trials and patient therapies. It will integrate the operations of four locations: the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center and a nearby proposed clinical space, both scheduled to open in 2016; the UC San Diego Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine; and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Pradeep K. Khosla, chancellor of UC San Diego, said the center will advance the region’s reputation as an international, collaborative hub for stem cell research. The center’s clinical trials with patients will help leverage stem cell research being conducted by scientists from UC San Diego, SanfordBurnham Medical Research Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and The Scripps Research Institute, among others. “Every day, scientists learn more about the regenerative powers of stem cells, which tantalize with their potential to treat, cure, even prevent, myriad afflictions, including cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease and spinal cord injury,” Sanford said in a statement. “I believe we’re on the cusp of turning years of hard-earned knowledge into actual treatments for real people in need. I want this gift to push that reality faster and farther.” The grant for the stem cell center is the second-largest donation received by the university in its 53-year history. Sanford has donated more than $1 billion to causes, primarily health related. Many of his projects are in his native state of South Dakota, where the 77-year-old philanthropist lives.

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Thousands of joint security personnel from the National Defense Forces (TNI) and National Police (Polri) have been assigned to ensure the security of the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) on November 7-8, 2013, an official said.

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Tourists sunbathing at Dreamland Beach, Bali Island. Russian tourists are expecting security assurance during their holiday in Bali. This anxiety is following a number of burglaries afflicting foreign tourists on the island.

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Russian tourists expect security assurance of Bali Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Russian tourists are expecting security assurance during their holiday in Bali. This anxiety is following a number of burglaries afflicting foreign tourists on the island. “Both villas and boarding houses occupied by foreigners need to get control from the government and security officers. The tourism promotion of Bali by government should also be accompanied with security assurance of Bali,” said Honorary Consul of Russia, Chairul Nuku Kamka. He said that other than villas and boarding houses, tourist destinations best favored by many Russians needed surveillance in terms of security aspect. Without security assurance for tourists spending holidays in Bali, the future of Bali tourism would only be enlivened by lower-class income tourists. “If there is no supervision and security, tourists staying at hotel can lose their valuables,” he said. According to him, the development of tourism accommodation in the form of home stay should be accompanied with an adequate security system. The security system applied could refer to the international standard of the accommodation security. “Indeed, Russian tourists rarely prefer to stay at home stay owned by local residents in rural areas. However, this must be addressed because when undesirable thing happens it will have an impact on the tourism image,” he said. He argued the existence of such accommodation was preferred by tourists from France, Switzerland and Europe. Russian tourists commonly preferred the crowd, so they chose to stay in Kuta and Nusa Dua. “On average, Russian tourists have a lavish lifestyle. They prefer to stay at five-star hotel such as in Nusa Dua. Those who stayed at home stay owned by Balinese people could be counted on the fingers,” he said. As reported, the Russian tourist arrivals to Bali showed an increase on average of 1,000-1,500 people every month. Their arrival to the island continued rising than the average visit to Bali in 2012 reaching around 5,000 people. The high growth of Russian market was supported by regular charter flight. Their length of stay in Bali was also longer than the average length of stay of Asian travelers ranging from 10 - 14 days. Their length of stay could be mapped based on their origin like those from Moscow had an average length of stay of around 10-12 days. Meanwhile, those from Vladivostok and other region had the length of stay of around 14 days with the accommodation located adjacent to the beach. “The Russian tourist becoming a new market segment for Bali is surfer. They would choose the accommodation situated close to surfing site. Even, those surfers like to choose the accommodation near the beach in Kuta as offering economical room rates,” he affirmed. (kmb27)


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When the Galungan holiday season ended, it had an impact on traffic flow in the tourist area of Bedugul, Baturiti, Sunday (Nov 3). Due to dense traffic flows, the Denpasar-Singaraja main road section was colored by long congestion. It happened because the dense flow of vehicles from two directions occurred coincidently. Until Sunday afternoon, a long line was still snaking. The traffic congestion on the provincial lane was justified by Headman of Candikuning, Baturiti, Made Mudita. He told the density of vehicles was taking place at 2:00 p.m. An hour later, a long line of vehicles was inevitable. As a result, traffic congestion occurred at the road section from both directions. “This condition has become a regular occurrence. Long congestion always happened on holidays or weekends,” he said via telephone. He said the line of vehicles began snaking from the border of Candikuning village to along the tourist attraction of Lake Beratan. The line was said to be a meeting point of the congestion because the line was drawing together a number of tourist attractions from

the rest area, Ulun Danu tourist attraction to botanical garden. “We’ve often proposed an alternative pathway to resolve the congestion, but so far there has been no response from anywhere,” he complained. According to Mudita, his party had proposed an alternative path from the road in front of the headman’s office of Candikuning to the point near the entrance into the botanical garden. He said the track was very effective to reduce the congestion. However, there had been no party paying attention to the matter. “Perhaps, the budget has not been available,” he said. Actually, when the long congestion occurred, many residents were aggrieved. They could not transport the harvest yields to market. Even, when a total standstill occurred, residents had to wait until the evening to bring home their harvest yields. Mudita hoped the provincial government could immediately think of this condition. Moreover, Bedugul area had became one of the tourist destinations, belonging to the main route of cross county. “It’s pity on the residents if the traffic congestion frequently occurs. Their activities are disrupted,” he concluded. (kmb30)

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Seoul - North Korea is making progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States, a leading US think-tank said Tuesday. The closely followed 38 North website of the Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea Institute argued that ICBM mock-ups seen at recent military parades in Pyongyang were “less fake” than originally believed.

The traffic jam which happen on the road to Bedugul every holiday season.

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Ciung Wanara Urban Park planned to be arranged Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Construction of the Ciung Wanara urban park with the age of decades of years old is now in obsolete and poor condition. The park located in the heart of the urban park becomes an alternative tourist attraction because the town is planned to be organized. However, the arrangement made on Sunday (Nov 3) was still limited to the arrangement of painting and repair to the existing sculptures in the park known as the horse-drawn carriage and the Kala Rau. A number of workers looked to paint the Kala Rau sculpture. The painting had been being undertaken by the Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency since a few days this week. The Head of the

Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Wayan Kujus Parwita, said that for this year the statues were indeed painted and repaired the flaked off concretes. It was intended to avoid further damage to

the iconic park in the town center. According to Kujus Parwita, in the future the Gianyar government planned to improve the construction of Ciung Wanara statue. At the moment, the existence of the urban park looked to have sunk due to the elevation of roadwork. The park created decades ago will be optimized for public recreation in urban area. “The planning done is in accordance with the instructions given by the official of Regional Secretary in structuring the urban park,” he explained. As scheduled, the urban park arrangement would be made starting

in 2014. The urban park would be widened towards the east. The road in front of the SMPN 1 junior high school would be transformed into pedestrian and closed for vehicle access. Expansion of this urban park will also be added more shady big trees to make it shady. Aside from preserving the existing plants in the urban park, it would also be re-designed. To that end, the aesthetics of urban area and the space for recreation in the urban park could be optimized. “Position of the statue will remain in the current position so that we dare to do the painting,” he said.

In the planning, the road would be closed. For traffic flow running from the north (direction to the market) would be directed to Jalan Manik. The pedestrian was designed with the installation of paving just intended for pedestrians going to the market. “Currently, the planning is still being reviewed and consulted to a team from the Udayana University. The design is still being prepared so the sculpture will not look to have sunk as seen today because the asphalt surface continues to be elevated,” he said. (kmb16)

Road access to Peninjoan struggle monument inadequate Bangli (Bali Post)—

Existence of the AA Captain Mudita struggle monument located at Peninjoan village, Tembuku, Bangli, is not supported by adequate road access. The road leading to the monument remains a land that has not been leveled and unpaved. Actually, on national days of Indonesia, the monument is frequently chosen as destination of trail activities.

Headman of Peninjoan village, I Dewa Nyoman Tagel, when met some time ago said that so far his party had frequently proposed the procurement of road access to the struggle monument located at Puraja hamlet. Even, in each development plan meeting, his party always prioritized the proposal. “I have always proposed it in each development plan meeting as a priority, but so far it has not been

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repaired,” revealed Tagel. Other than promoting to regional government, he admitted to have proposed it to provincial government. Unfortunately, the proposal so far stagnated. The relevant agency coming down to location only checked the condition. “Actually the length of the road to be repaired by government is not too long. It’s around 900 meters and the width is only few meters,” he added.

Tagel told the struggle monument was originally sat at remote location. Then, in 2008 he with some residents of Peninjoan had an initiative to open a road independently. However, the follow-up of the proposal stagnated. The relevant agencies coming to location, said Tagel, merely checked the field condition. “Actually, the length of road to be repaired is not too long. It is only about 900 meters long and the width is only a few

meters,” he said. He hoped that central government could pay attention again to the existence of the historic monument by paving the road heading for the monument. So, it would facilitate the public to visit and care for the Bangli hero monument. “I hope the government can help provide adequate road access for the sake of national interest,” he hoped. (ina)

Numerous experts had widely ridiculed the models of the North’s road-mobile KN-08 ICBM seen in 2012 and July this year, with at least one respected aerospace engineer labelling them technically preposterous and a “big hoax”.\ An analysis posted by 38 North disagreed, saying they were consistent with the ongoing development of a missile with a limited intercontinental ability using only existing North Korean technology. “Elegant or not,” the mockups suggest an ability to assemble components and technologies to produce missiles with theoretical ranges of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 miles) to more than 11,000 km. “Almost all of the configurations examined would be able to deliver a light, first-generation nuclear warhead at least as far as Seattle,” it said. The analysis was co-written by non-proliferation expert Jeffrey Lewis and aerospace engineer John Schilling. The authors noted that glaring discrepancies in KN-08 mock-ups displayed in 2012 had largely disappeared by the time of the July parade. And the new arrangement of welds

and rivets was similar to that seen on recovered debris from the North’s Unha-3 carrier, which successfully placed a satellite in orbit in December last year. In a separate, technical paper published in Science and Global Security, Schilling stressed that the KN-08 was still very much a missile in development. “The lack of flight testing strongly suggests that operational deployment is still months or years in the future,” the engineer said. And even with a successful test programme, it would likely be unreliable, limited in mobility and performance, and available only in small numbers, he added. Lewis and Schilling’s paper referenced recent analysis of satellite imagery indicating that North Korea was upgrading its main missile launch site, possibly to cater to larger, mobile weapons. South Korea’s Defence Intelligence Agency told parliament on Tuesday that North Korea had conducted five tests of long-range rocket engines this year. An initial test of the KN-08 could come “at any time”, Schilling said.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (centre R) waves as he visits the construction site of a ski resort on Masik Pass, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on November 3, 2013.

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tal for treatment of cuts but was not seriously injured, Norwegian news agency NTB reported. Oslo police said they called off the deployment of an anti-terror unit after receiving reports that the suspect had been arrested. The same bus route was attacked in 2003 when an Ethiopian man stabbed to death a bus driver, NTB

said. He had earlier that day killed a Congolese asylum seeker at a refugee center. Multiple killings are rare in Norway, though the country was shocked by its worst peacetime massacre two years ago when Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian right-wing extremist, killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage.

STAVANGER, Norway — A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus Monday in rural Norway and killed the driver and two passengers before he was detained by authorities, officials said. Police in Sogn and Fjordane county in western Norway gave few details about the suspect, but described him as a local resident originally from South Sudan. Police attorney Trine Erdal said the suspect was in his early 30s, not in his 50s as police had earlier reported. The motive for the stabbing rampage was not immediately clear. The victims were two men in their 50s — the Norwegian bus driver and a Swedish passenger — and a 19-year-old Norwegian woman, Erdal said. All had been stabbed. There were no other passengers on the bus, she said. The suspect was initially apprehended by rescuers from the fire department who were the first to arrive on what they thought was an accident scene, police said. AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Egil Jorgen Lund He was later arrested by Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in police and taken to a hospi- Aardal, western Norway, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

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Kabindi (DR Congo) - Democratic Republic of Congo rebels said Tuesday they were laying down their arms after a crushing assault by the UN-backed army pushed them out of the country’s mineral-rich troubled east. The M23 movement said in a statement that it had “decided from this day to end its rebellion” and instead to pursue its goals “through purely political means.” The move ends the insurgency that for 18 months has wracked the region rich in natural resources and the scene of some of Africa’s deadliest conflicts over the past two centuries. Earlier, Kinshasa claimed “total victory” over the M23 after capturing the last two hills held by the movement’s die-hard fighters. “The last remnants of the M23 have just abandoned their positions,” said Lambert Mende, communications minister and government spokesman. “It’s a total victory for the DRC,” he said, adding that the holdout insurgents fled to neighbouring Rwanda. “We have finished the job,” said Lieutenant Colonel Olivier Amuli, an army spokesman in the North Kivu region that was the scene of the fighting. The Congolese army launched a major offensive against the rebels on October 25, steadily claiming their strongholds until dozens of fighters were this weekend pushed onto three hilltops about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the regional capital Goma and near the border of Rwanda. The beleaguered insurgents called for a truce, but the army pressed on with its assault, claiming one of the hilltops on Monday.


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BRUSSELS — The European Commission is forecasting that the recovery across the 28-country bloc will continue into the second half of the year, albeit at a tepid pace. The executive arm of the European Union said Tuesday it expects the region’s economy to grow by 0.5 percent over the second half of the year and be flat for the whole year. In its previous forecast in May,

it predicted a 0.1 percent annual decline. It also expects the 17-country eurozone to continue its recovery from recession in quarterly terms. However, over 2013 as a whole, the eurozone is still expected to have contracted 0.4 percent. In 2014 though, it is penciling in 1.1 percent growth. The eurozone’s unemployment is expected to remain at its record-high of 12.2 percent this year and next.

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Aulia Ramadhan pairing with Kevita Rizkia contributed the gold medal for Indonesia in the freestyle event on the first day of the competition on Thursday. The U-17 women’s team meanwhile contributed the silver medal while the five bronze medals came from junior pair, U-49 senior female individual, U-29 male individual, U-29 male team and a mixed freestyle team events. South Korea remained the strongest in the martial art sport and became the champion with seven gold and four bronze medals. Vietnam, who would be Indonesia’s rival in the next Southeast Asian Games 2013 in Myanmar, was ranked second with three gold, three silver and five bronze medals. Another rival of Indonesia in the next SEA Games, the Philippines was still stronger than Indonesia winning three gold, two silver and one bronze medals. In the championship Iran collected two gold, four silver and five bronze medals while the US two gold, one silver and four bronze, Thailand two gold and four bronze, Spain two gold and two bronze, Canada one gold, two silver and one bronze and Germany one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union will resume free trade negotiations next week despite heightened tension between the two over the alleged spying activities of the U.S. National Security Agency.

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the United States and the measures the (EU) member states would like to adopt to fight against spying,” Commission spokesman Olivier Bailly insisted. While data protection and online privacy rights aren’t officially on the agenda of the talks, top EU officials have made it clear that they will push for tougher rules in the U.S. in parallel to the trade negotiations. The talks were initially scheduled for early October, but Washington canceled them at the last minute as many of the 100 or so U.S. officials would not have been able to attend because of the government shutdown. The third round of talks will take place in Washington late next month. Both sides hope to reach a broad agreement by the end of 2014, but that schedule is considered highly ambitious as significant hurdles remain on issues like agriculture, industry regulation and other fields. A study commissioned by the EU estimates that a successful conclusion of the wide-ranging talks would add about 120 billion ($160 billion) to the 28-nation bloc’s annual gross domestic product and 95 billion euros ($130 billion) to U.S. output.

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EU, US to resume free trade talks despite tension The second round of the transAtlantic talks will have to make up ground lost when a previous session was canceled because of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. The European Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm, said Monday that the talks will go ahead and that next week’s round in Brussels is set to focus on services, investment, energy and regulatory issues. A broad EU-US trade deal could provide a boost to growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic by eliminating tariffs and regulatory barriers that are hampering business. The trade volume in goods and services between the two economies — representing almost half of global output — totaled 800 billion euros ($1.08 trillion) last year. The discussions are taking place under a cloud following revelations over the NSA’s alleged spying activities including eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone. Some top European lawmakers have called for the talks to be suspended. “It’s out of question to mix the two things — the negotiations on an investment and trade agreement with

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 photo, a Mitsubishi Motors i-MiEV electric vehicle is displayed at the automaker’s showroom in Tokyo. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. The Renault-Nissan alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday they will expand cooperation in developing new vehicles, including small cars and full-size sedans.

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TOKYO — The Renault-Nissan alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday they will expand cooperation in developing new vehicles, including small cars and full-size sedans. The announcement follows a reshuffle of Nissan leadership last week that Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, said was needed to shape up the automaker’s sagging performance. Nissan Motor Co., Japan’s second-largest automaker, and Mitsubishi will develop a new small car through their existing joint venture, to be sold globally, includ-

ing an electric version. The car will be based on the “kei car” platform popular in Japan, the companies said in a statement. The joint venture, NMKV, was set up in 2011 and is selling Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi eK Wagon mini-cars made in Japan. “Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have jointly benefited from several collaborations in the past, most recently the successful joint venture on ‘kei’ cars in Japan,” Ghosn said. Meanwhile, Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi said they will share technologies and products related to other electric vehicles. Renault and Mitsubishi also will develop sedans based on Renault’s platform but

under Mitsubishi’s brand. The first would be made at a Renault plant in Busan, South Korea. The manufacturing location for the second is not yet decided. Mitsubishi Motors is a mediumsized Japanese automaker whose profitability has been improving as it expands its overseas sales. Nissan’s share price plunged 10.4 percent on Monday after the company cut its March-April fiscal year earnings forecast and reshuffled its leadership lineup to cope with quality issues and tougher-than-expected conditions in many markets. Ghosn also blamed painfully expensive recalls for the lackluster performance.

The general chairman of the executive board of the Taekwondo Indonesia, Marciano, praised the country’s team’s achievement saying “they have given good results by wining a gold medal through hard work.” Indonesia’s team manager Laras Sumarna said “one gold was enough to make us happy as this was the first world champion title that Indonesian athletes had won.” The Indonesian male U-29 team consisting of Muhammad Fitracahyanto, Maulana Haidir and Abdurrahman Wahyu contributed one more bronze medal on the final day of the event after finishing fourth. Another bronze medal for Indonesia in the final day was contributed by Sofiudin, Maulana Haidir, Aulia Ramadhan, Kevita Rizkia and Mutiara Habiba in the mixed freestyle event, after they finished third. Maulana Haidir, a senior athlete taking part in the mixed freestyle team event expressed his satisfaction that he was able to perform with strong confidence along with senior and junior members. “We were confident although we just formed the mixed freestyle team for the event,” gold medalist of the recent Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia, said.

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Indonesia was able to be among the biggest ten in the 8th WTF world taekwondo poomsae championship ending here on Sunday collecting one gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

Garuda supports safety and security campaign Antara

DENPASAR - The Bali branch of PT Garuda Indonesia has voiced its support of the “Safety and Security Campaign 2013,” organized by PT Gapura Angkasa at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Monday. “We fully support the Safety and Security Campaign 2013 to ensure flight security and safety, as well as convenience,” Bali’s PT Garuda Indonesia General Manager Taufik Hidayat said. He expressed his hope that such a campaign should be carried out on an ongoing basis to reduce the number of complaints received from the local community and companies in the airport area. “All companies operating in the airport area will certainly support the campaign because it involves aviation service, security, safety, and convenience,” he noted. Meanwhile, PT Gapura Angkasa

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General Manager Uzia Siregar said his party had consistently conducted aviation security efforts for the public and its customers because Bali is the gateway to Indonesia’s tourism industry. “Based on our data, Bali, as a tourist destination, is 85 percent supported by both domestic and foreign tourists, and therefore, it is our responsibility to provide the best possible service to the community in terms of flight security, safety, and convenience,” Siregar remarked. “Through the Safety and Security Campaign 2013, we hope to reduce the number of complaints from passengers about lost baggage and counterproductive actions that could tarnish the image of the tourism sector in Bali,” he continued. He added that besides the campaigns, lectures were also being held for airport operators including porters and officials who handle baggage.

The Bali branch of PT Garuda Indonesia has voiced its support of the “Safety and Security Campaign 2013,” organized by PT Gapura Angkasa at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Monday.


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PERRIS, California — When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute. The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday Monday by doing just that. Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Association says Maynard and his two great nephews made their first skydive along with trained instructors from 13,000 feet (3,900 meters) southeast of Los Angeles. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Maynard obtained a doctor’s note before making the jump. Maynard’s daughter Linda Hironimus says her father’s friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it. Maynard, who hails from Nebraska, lives in Palm Desert.

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Handcuffed border guards arrive at a special court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The Dhaka court is set to deliver verdicts involving a 2009 mutiny at the headquarters of the country’s border guards. At least 74 people, including 57 military officials, were killed in the mutiny.

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladesh court sentenced 152 people to death Tuesday for a 2009 mutiny by disgruntled border guards who killed dozens of military commanders during a brutal, two-day uprising. The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands for salaries in line with their commanders’ in the army; assignments on U.N. peacekeeping missions, which come with generous perks; and better facilities. The mutiny broke out on the border guards’ leafy Dhaka compound, an oasis inside the city complete with its own rose garden and a small zoo. By the time the insurrection ended, 74 people were dead, including 57 military commanders. Corpses

were found stuffed inside manholes and buried in mass graves. The case exposed deep tensions between the government and the military. The military was furious with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for negotiating with the mutineers instead of allowing the army to attack. In Bangladesh, a desperately poor South Asian nation with a history of catastrophe, army leaders have attempted to overthrow the government 21 times, twice successfully. Dhaka’s Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the verdicts in a packed courtroom under tight security. Besides the death sentences, 161 people were sentenced to life in prison; 262 people received prison terms between three and 10 years; and 271 people were acquitted.

Maj. Gen. Aziz Ahmed, director general of the Bangladesh Border Guards, said he was satisfied with the outcome. “It was a huge massacre. We are glad that justice has been delivered,” he said. The defense vowed to appeal. New York-based Human Rights Watch has criticized the legal proceedings and called for a new trial. The group said at least 47 suspects have died in custody while the suspects have had limited access to lawyers. “Trying hundreds of people en masse in one giant courtroom, where the accused have little or no access to lawyers is an affront to international legal standards,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement on Oct. 29.

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BANGKOK — Thai Airways said it discovered a burst tire on an Airbus A300-600 after the aircraft landed safely Tuesday at an airport in northern Thailand. The burst rear tire was found during an inspection after Flight TG130 from Bangkok had landed in Chiang Rai, the airline said in a statement. It said that none of the 197 passengers or 10 crew members aboard was injured. Mechanics replaced the blown tire and after a 55-minute delay the flight returned to Bangkok. The airline said it was investigating the cause of the incident. In September, a Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, injuring 14 passengers.

Indonesia... From page 1 Secondly, democracy must promote pluralism while, thirdly, it must be inclusive, he said. “Regarding how countries would implement these principles, it would be their own decisions, since outsiders could not force changes on them,” he said. The deputy ambassador of the European Union for Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN, Colin Crooks, meanwhile, said the BDF was a good example of how Indonesia could play a larger role at international diplomatic levels with regard to the development of democracy. He said Indonesia might support a number of countries in Asia and the world to uphold democratic values. “We are supporting Indonesia in discussions about democracy. We see BDF positively, not as a media event for achieving bilateral interests, but as a dialog forum for the development of democracy,” he said. Colin said democracy is a good form of government, because it could raise up all communities within a country. “Indonesia has a strong base for the implementation of democracy. We are seeing Indonesia now as implementing democracy, although improvement is still needed,” he said. Indonesia plans to hold the 6th BDF in Bali, under the theme “Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society.” Representatives from 81 countries, as well as three international organizations, are scheduled to take part in the forum, to be officially opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the company of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao of Timor Leste.

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This picture made with slow shutter speed shows Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.

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JAKARTA - Indonesia’s opposition party said on Monday that 10.4 million out of 186,612,255 eligible voters might not be legally entitled to vote. The chairman of the Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle’s special team in charge of studying the list of voters (DPT) for next year’s general elections, Arif Wibowo, said that information about the 10.4 million voters on the list was not yet complete. “In view of that, we have asked for a postponement of the declaration of the list,” he said, adding that 10 million was a significant number and had the potential of being illegal. Arif added, at the KPU Building here on Monday evening, that KPU, according to Law Number 8 of 2012, should not yet have confirmed the list if there were problems with so many voters. He said, according to the KPU, the 10.4 million voters did not have their Population Identification Numbers (NIK), although they are eligible to vote. “(KPU) should have first reduced the number so that it would not be so significant, because rushing to confirm it could violate the law,” he said. Arif, who is also the deputy chairman of the House of Representatives’ Commission II, said that PDIP would not remain idle in connection with the KPU’s decision to insist on declaring the list as the fixed list (DPT). He added that PDIP would take actions regarding the KPU’s declaration, but declined to detail any possible moves. “We will take legal, as well as political

measures, but will wait and see what they will be,” he said. He noted that based upon the party’s internal monitoring, that the number of possibly illegal voters was actually far larger than 10.4 millions. “We found around 17 million, and we have already submitted this data in three boxes of documents to the KPU,” he said. Before the DPT was declared by KPU on Monday evening, PDIP had protested the KPU’s plan. The number of eligible voters declared in the DPT by the KPU totals 186,612,255, consisting of 93,439,610 male and 93,172,645 female voters. Total overseas voters, meanwhile, are recorded at 2,010,280 in 130 countries, who will vote at 873 voting locations (TPS). KPU chairman Husni Kamil Malik said KPU had considered input from all sides before declaring the DPT. He said the data about the 10.4 million problematic voters would be completed quickly. He believed the number was real and that the political rights of these voters must be accommodated. Indonesia plans to hold national, provincial and district legislative elections in April 2014, which will be followed by a presidential election later in the year. Twelve political parties have been registered as being eligible to take part in the elections.

JAKARTA - Lying on a massage table at a spa in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Feri Tilukay closed his eyes and smiled blissfully as three enormous snakes slithered all over him. He is one of a small band of customers brave enough to try the “snake massage”, where the gentle hands of a professionally trained masseuse are swapped for the cold, scaly skin of six-foot (1.8-metre) pythons. “It is a very unique sensation,” Tilukay, 31, told AFP, as the snakes slid over him during a recent session, adding the treatment “gives you an adrenaline rush”. Dressed only in a pair of shorts, he seemed completely relaxed as three reptiles named Jasmine, Muscle and Brown got to work on him. They draped themselves over his neck, rolled around on his stomach and back and occasionally arched their necks and stuck out their forked tongues. Two masseuses also attended the session to ensure safety and to encourage the snakes -- whose mouths are kept shut with sticky tape -- to move around, making sure they didn’t just coil up and stay put in one spot. Before the 90-minute treatment, which costs 480,000 rupiah ($43), the snakes are taken out of the plastic boxes where they are kept and cleaned with anti-septic. While many people who get the massage at the centre, called Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa, are thrill seekers or just looking for a new experience, a handful, like Tilukay, are trying to get over

a life-long fear of snakes. “I used to be afraid of snakes, I had a phobia. But after getting this treatment several times, the phobia started going away and now I like snakes,” said Tilukay, an accountant, who has had three of the sessions. He is one of the few Indonesian customers with most coming from Europe, Japan or South Korea, according to spa general manager Paulus Abraham. The spa, which is decorated with wooden furniture in the style of a traditional house on the resort island of Bali, keeps five snakes which are fed a diet of live rabbits. The snake massage is just one of 300 treatments offered by the centre -- and many others are equally off-the-wall. In one a staff member dressed in a gorilla suit performs a massage and in another, the customer sits in a bathtub of beer receiving a massage while enjoying a Lager. However, animal rights groups have raised concerns, with the Jakarta Animal Aid Network describing the treatment of the snakes as “exploitation”. “We are angry to hear about any kind of animal exploitation, including snakes,” group spokesman Benvika, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP. Abraham insisted that the snakes were not being ill-treated -- and that they enjoyed the contact with humans that came from the massages. “We don’t treat them like workers, we treat them like our friends or family,” he said. “We kiss them, we hug them, we take good care of them.”

Indonesia backs UN privacy push on spying

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JAKARTA - Indonesia on Monday backed a UN text highlighting anger at US-led data snooping, as Australian websites came under cyber attack in protest at Canberra’s reported involvement in the surveillance network. Jakarta said it would co-sponsor the draft resolution at the UN General Assembly following reports the US and Australian missions in the Indonesian capital collected data as part of the American-led spying efforts. “Enough is enough,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told reporters. “The recent revelations will have a potentially damaging impact in terms of the trust and confidence between countries concerned.” He added that Indonesia was “joining Germany and Brazil in co-sponsoring a resolution in the General Assembly of the United Nations to address precisely the kind of issues that are now being brought up”. On Friday, Brazil and Germany submitted a joint draft resolution on the protection of individual liberties to the UN General Assembly’s human rights panel, according to Brazilian diplomats in New York. The text does not explicitly mention the United States. But it calls for necessary measures to end violations of the right to privacy, including in digital communications and to force countries to respect their obligations within the framework of international human rights laws.

The newspaper, amplifying an earlier story by German magazine Der Spiegel, said Australian missions were also involved in the US-led spying network. On Sunday, The Guardian newspaper reported Australia and the US mounted a joint surveillance operation on Indonesia during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali, citing a document from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The Australian government has said it does not comment on intelligence matters. As well as official anger, cyber activists vented their fury Monday with the group Anonymous Indonesia claiming to have defaced more than 170 Australian websites in protest at reports of Canberra’s alleged spying activities. “Hundreds of Australian Websites Attacked for #OpAustralia By Indonesian Hackers,” it posted on Twitter, listing the sites which appeared to be mostly small businesses that ended with the Australian domain .au. Calling up the web pages was met with the message: “Stop Spying on Indonesia” underneath an Indonesian flag imprinted with a black graphic of the face of Guy Fawkes, whose image is used as a mask by Anonymous internationally. Anonymous is believed to be a loosely organised hacker collective that conducts online attacks internationally, most recently in Singapore on Friday when a newspaper website was defaced over Internet freedom in the city-state.


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AMLAPURA - Tirtagangga Park is one of the tourist attractions located at Ababi Village, Abang Subdistrict. It is about 5 km north of Amlapura—the regency capital—built in 1948 by the King Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Before the construction, the park was a large spring and local people called it embukan, meaning spring. The spring was then taken advantage by surrounding villages as a source of drinking water and sacred purification for Ida Bathara (deities). On that account, the spring was made sacred by the locals. From this spring, the King of Karangasem then got the idea to build a park because it was greatly supported by the cool air and later on was named Tirtagangga Park. Just as the Sukasada Ujung Park, the Tirtagangga Park had a close attachment to the Karangasem Grand Palace. In the area of Tirtagangga Park sits several large ponds functioned as fish ponds and public bathing. The water flowing through the large and small fountains then coming out of the mouth of the sculptures in the pool originates from the fountain. Therefore, the water is cool and refreshing. Here, there are also fountains and tiered-lotus statues dividing it into two large ponds. Today, the Tirtagangga Park has religious, social as well as entertainment function. Religiously, the spring at location is used as holy water by the surrounding community. In addition, it serves as a venue for organizing Deva Yajña ritual and pilgrimage. Meanwhile, the Tirtagangga springs is socially used by local government as a source of clean water for the people of Karangasem. Then, as entertainment, the Tirtagangga is managed and developed into one of the tourist objects and attractions that is much in demand as well as visited by tourists as a place of recreation.

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LONDON - The parade of serial grand slam champions is reserved for Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals but the supporting cast provided compelling opening acts with Stanislas Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro in the spotlight. Swiss Wawrinka, the only debutant among the eight players contesting the season’s year-ender at London’s impressive 02 Arena, proved he belongs with the elite after a 6-3 6-7(0) 6-3 win over Czech powerhouse Tomas Berdych in Group A. Then, in Monday’s evening session, former U.S. Open champion Del Potro came from a set down to eventually subdue French stylist Richard Gasquet 6-7(4) 6-3 7-5 to open Group B. World number one Rafa Nadal, holder Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who have won 36 grand slams between them, all play on the second day when Djokovic’s clash with Federer receives top billing after the top seed faces fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Wawrinka has long lived in the shadow of compatriot Federer but the 28-year-old has closed to within touching distance of his idol in the world rankings REUTERS/Toby Melville and could surpass him this week. Not that he will Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina stretches for a return against Richard Gasquet brag about it even if that does happen. of France during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in Wawrinka produced some spellbinding strokes London, November 4, 2013. as he outclassed the one-dimensional Berdych for

much of their two hour 25 minute contest but after clinching victory he was modesty itself when asked about the noisy Swiss support in the 17,000 crowd. “They wanted Roger, but they had me,” Wawrinka, who reached the U.S. Open semi-final this year, told reporters regarding the fans clad in red, many sporting Federer masks. “It was a really good atmosphere. There were a lot of Swiss people. Yeah, for me it was really, really nice. My first match here was something really special for me.” PUNISHING BLOWS Only when he lost the second set tiebreak 7-0 did Wawrinka wobble but he quickly went on the attack in the decider, pinning world number six Berdych into the corners with some punishing blows from a single-handed backhand that has purists purring. The pressure told on Berdych in the fourth game of the final set when he dropped serve and Wawrinka, despite needing some treatment on his thigh, closed out victory in ruthless fashion. After Wawrinka’s stylish win, another of the sport’s technicians, world number nine Gasquet, looked on course for victory against towering Argentine Del Potro. Gasquet, appearing at the season finale for the first time since 2007 after winning three ATP titles this year, dipped into his box of tricks in the first set tiebreak against Del Potro.

Iguodala leads Warriors past Sixers Associated Press Writer IBP/File Photo

PHILADELPHIA — Golden State’s Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points as the Warriors beat Philadelphia 110-90 on Monday, inflicting a first loss of the season on the 76ers after three-straight wins. Also Monday, the Los Angeles Clippers had seven players reach double figures in beating Houston, Cleveland hung on to beat Minnesota by a point, and Memphis rallied in the final quarter to beat Boston. Golden State’s Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, but Iguodala rightly stole the headlines with a sensational performance, scoring 27 points and six 3s in the first half. He also made the best play of the season thus far with a behind-the-back pass in midair that hit David Lee in stride down the lane for a stunning assist. Sixers rookie point guard Michael CarterWilliams, the Eastern Conference player of the week, missed 13 of 17 shots and scored 18 points. Los Angeles’ J.J. Redick scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half to set up the Clippers’ 137-118 win over Houston, which suffered its first loss of the season. Chris Paul added 23 points and 17 assists, Jamal Crawford had 21 points, and Blake Griffin scored 18 for the Clippers, who led the entire game and tied a franchise record with 78 points in the first half. Houston’s Dwight Howard finished with 13 points and nine rebounds after getting roundly booed in his first game in Los Angeles since leaving the Lakers and signing with the Rockets in the NBA’s biggest free agent move last summer. The Clippers have won five in a row against Houston at home.

Cleveland held off a late Minnesota rally to beat the Timberwolves 93-92. The Wolves trailed by 23 points in the third quarter and nearly erased that but Kevin Love, the NBA’s leading scorer, missed a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining and the ball was tipped away as time ran out. C.J. Miles scored 19 points and Kyrie Irving added 15 for the Cavaliers. Kevin Martin scored 23 points to lead Minnesota, which won its first three games and was off to its best start since going 6-0 in 2001-02. Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett, taken with the No. 1 pick in the draft, missed all three of his shots and is 0 for 15 from the field this season. His only points have come on two free throws in the season opener. Memphis’ Jerryd Bayless keyed a fourthquarter rally, scoring all of his 15 points in the period to lead the Grizzlies over Boston 95-88. Bayless was 6 of 7 in the quarter to help Memphis erase a six-point Boston lead with just under 9 minutes to play. Zach Randolph and Mike Conley also had 15 for Memphis. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 22 points as Boston fell to 0-4 under rookie coach Brad Stevens. Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala dunks on a fast-break during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Philadelphia.

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RC Celta’s Borja Oubina, left, fights for the ball with FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

Bologna draws 0-0 against Chievo in Serie A Associated Press Writer

BOLOGNA, Italy — Strugglers Bologna and Chievo Verona played out a 0-0 draw in Serie A on Monday. There was hardly any shots on target as Bologna, searching for a third successive victory, was frustrated by a Chievo lineup keen to avoid a seventh consecutive defeat. Chievo defender Gennaro Sardo went close in the third minute with a powerful strike that went narrowly past the left upright. Bologna’s best chance came when Jonathan Cristaldo headed Alessandro Diamanti’s cross just wide of the left post. Christian Puggioni almost gifted Bologna the lead 12 minutes from fulltime when he failed to hold Davide Moscardelli’s shot, but Panagiotis Kone could not properly strike the ball and the Chievo goalkeeper was able to save the second attempt. Chievo remains bottom of the standings, five points behind Bologna.

Barca missing Messi Uche’s late mojo before Milan clash winner propels

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MADRID - Lionel Messi has set the bar so high for himself that when he does not score for a few games it prompts an outburst of speculation and head-scratching about what might be ailing the Argentine World Player of the Year. That is the situation Messi’s club Barcelona find themselves in as they prepare to host AC Milan in Champions League Group H on Wednesday. At home to Espanyol on Friday, the 26-year-old failed to score for a fourth successive La Liga match in which he played the full 90 minutes, his most barren run in almost six years. Messi’s season was disrupted by a minor muscle strain at the end of September and since his return he has also failed to score against Osasuna, Celta Vigo and Real Madrid. That said, he did net the equaliser in last month’s 1-1 Champions League draw at Milan, his fourth goal of the competition in two outings this season following his hat-trick against Ajax Amsterdam in September. His record in La Liga is also one most players would be delighted with - eight goals in 10 appearances -

yet still the alarm bells are ringing in the Catalan capital and beyond. Barca’s four club captains - Xavi, Carles Puyol, Victor Valdes and Andres Iniesta - are so worried that they have offered to meet Messi to see if he needs their help, Sport newspaper reported on Sunday. Messi himself has said little about the situation, although he posted a message on Chinese social networking site Weibo at the weekend saying he was not yet back to full fitness. “I am still not at 100 percent physically but for sure with each passing match I will pick up more rhythm,” he said. Barca coach Gerardo Martino, who like Messi hails from the city of Rosario, played down concerns about the player’s form after the Espanyol game. “Messi does not seem worried to me,” he told a news conference. “It’s just a coincidence that he has not scored in three or four

games. “Messi has raised the bar so high that when he doesn’t score it’s suddenly a problem.” BOOS AND WHISTLES

If Messi rediscovers his mojo before Wednesday, Milan could be on the receiving end of a stinging backlash, particularly as the seven-times continental champions are struggling for form. Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Fiorentina in Serie A was their fourth game without a win and they are well off the pace down in 11th in the table and in danger of not qualifying for Europe next season. Fans at the San Siro vented their anger at the players and the club hierarchy with a cascade of boos and whistles and unveiled a banner criticising the club’s transfer policy which they feel has left them short in defence

and midfield. Coach Massimiliano Allegri did not mince his words, saying Milan’s performance in the final third of the match was the worst he had seen in his three-and-a-half years in charge. Allegri ordered the players to a “retreat” at the club’s Milanello training complex starting on Sunday, where they will try to find a solution to their woes. “The last half-an-hour was embarrassing,” he told a postmatch news conference. “We have to work harder to improve and look to improve the mentality of the team,” he added. “The responsibility lies with me and we have to analyse everything and prepare well for the rest of the season and not only the next important match against Barcelona.” Victory for Barca at the Nou Camp would put them on 10 points with two matches left and send the 2009 and 2011 winners through to the last 16. Milan have five points from their three games, with Celtic on three and Ajax on one before their game in Amsterdam.

Villarreal over Elche Associated Press Writer

ELCHE, Spain — Ikechuwku Uche’s stoppage-time goal propelled Villarreal to a 1-0 victory Monday at Elche and into fourth place in the Spanish league. Bruno Soriano miss-hit a pass into the area but the loose ball rolled to Uche inside the box to score the 90th-minute winner in a matchup of Mediterranean coast clubs at the Martinez Valero Stadium. Villarreal’s victory came at a cost, however, as Mexico striker Giovani Dos Santos limped off with a leg injury at the start of the second half. Mexico faces New Zealand in a World Cup qualifying playoff later this month. After 12 rounds, Barcelona leads the Spanish standings with 34 points, one point clear of Atletico Madrid and six ahead of third place Real Madrid. Newly promoted Villarreal has 23 points.

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Mourinho wants big improvement against Schalke Reuters

LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who said he made “11 mistakes” in his team selection after Chelsea lost to Newcastle United on Saturday, will not want to get it wrong again when Schalke 04 visit Stamford Bridge in the Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea won 3-0 at Schalke two weeks ago and are top of Group E by virtue of that win, with both teams on six points from three games. Mourinho told reporters after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at St James’ Park that he was angry and worried by the performance that ended their run of six successive wins in all competitions. “I made 11 mistakes, 11 mistakes. I should have picked another 11 and not this one,” he said. “When my team plays so badly, it’s the feeling I have. I am angry because I don’t understand why we lost,” he said, adding that he was also “worried” about their away form which has produced one win in five away league games. It would be a real upset if Chel-

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sea failed to secure the win that would put them within touching distance of the Champions League knockout round and Mourinho plans to make changes to the team. “I will be making a lot of changes for sure,” he said before leaving St James’ Park. Schalke’s players got their own wake-up call from club president Clemens Toennies last week and they responded by bouncing back from successive defeats to Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga to win 2-0 at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The players, who kept a clean sheet for the first time in five games, ran more than in any other league game and coach Jens Keller was pleased with their defending. “What my team can take out of this game is that, when they are compact and defend set-pieces well, it’s hard for anybody to score against us,” he said. Keller will have Kevin-Prince Boateng fit after the attacking midfielder returned to action on Saturday following a knee injury. “We’re in London and we know

what quality they’ve got,” Boateng said. “We’re looking to get at least a point there. We’re going to have to keep a clean sheet.” Boateng, who joined late in the transfer window from AC Milan, said he was gradually getting back to his top form. “The knee is getting better by the game,” he said. “You just need games to get to full fitness and sharpness.” Although Chelsea will start as the strong favourites, Schalke will certainly not be overawed. They can take heart too from their last visit to London just over a year ago when they beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on their way to topping their Champions League group before going out in the last 16 to Galatasaray. AP Photo/Scott Heppell

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, which they lost 2-0.

SAO PAULO — Pele says Brazilians shouldn’t turn against Diego Costa for choosing to play for Spain instead of Brazil. The football great on Monday said Brazilians “must respect his decision.” He added that Diego Costa “made the right choice” if indeed he thought he was not valued by Brazil in the past. Pele defended the player for sticking “to his point of view.” Pele’s comments contrast those of Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who said the player “was turning his back to the dream of millions” of Brazilians. The Brazilian federation even threatened to ask authorities to strip Diego Costa of his Brazilian citizenship. The Atletico Madrid striker was born in Brazil but holds a Spanish passport. He had to choose between the two nations after Scolari picked him for upcoming friendlies.


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RC Celta’s Borja Oubina, left, fights for the ball with FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

Bologna draws 0-0 against Chievo in Serie A Associated Press Writer

BOLOGNA, Italy — Strugglers Bologna and Chievo Verona played out a 0-0 draw in Serie A on Monday. There was hardly any shots on target as Bologna, searching for a third successive victory, was frustrated by a Chievo lineup keen to avoid a seventh consecutive defeat. Chievo defender Gennaro Sardo went close in the third minute with a powerful strike that went narrowly past the left upright. Bologna’s best chance came when Jonathan Cristaldo headed Alessandro Diamanti’s cross just wide of the left post. Christian Puggioni almost gifted Bologna the lead 12 minutes from fulltime when he failed to hold Davide Moscardelli’s shot, but Panagiotis Kone could not properly strike the ball and the Chievo goalkeeper was able to save the second attempt. Chievo remains bottom of the standings, five points behind Bologna.

Barca missing Messi Uche’s late mojo before Milan clash winner propels

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MADRID - Lionel Messi has set the bar so high for himself that when he does not score for a few games it prompts an outburst of speculation and head-scratching about what might be ailing the Argentine World Player of the Year. That is the situation Messi’s club Barcelona find themselves in as they prepare to host AC Milan in Champions League Group H on Wednesday. At home to Espanyol on Friday, the 26-year-old failed to score for a fourth successive La Liga match in which he played the full 90 minutes, his most barren run in almost six years. Messi’s season was disrupted by a minor muscle strain at the end of September and since his return he has also failed to score against Osasuna, Celta Vigo and Real Madrid. That said, he did net the equaliser in last month’s 1-1 Champions League draw at Milan, his fourth goal of the competition in two outings this season following his hat-trick against Ajax Amsterdam in September. His record in La Liga is also one most players would be delighted with - eight goals in 10 appearances -

yet still the alarm bells are ringing in the Catalan capital and beyond. Barca’s four club captains - Xavi, Carles Puyol, Victor Valdes and Andres Iniesta - are so worried that they have offered to meet Messi to see if he needs their help, Sport newspaper reported on Sunday. Messi himself has said little about the situation, although he posted a message on Chinese social networking site Weibo at the weekend saying he was not yet back to full fitness. “I am still not at 100 percent physically but for sure with each passing match I will pick up more rhythm,” he said. Barca coach Gerardo Martino, who like Messi hails from the city of Rosario, played down concerns about the player’s form after the Espanyol game. “Messi does not seem worried to me,” he told a news conference. “It’s just a coincidence that he has not scored in three or four

games. “Messi has raised the bar so high that when he doesn’t score it’s suddenly a problem.” BOOS AND WHISTLES

If Messi rediscovers his mojo before Wednesday, Milan could be on the receiving end of a stinging backlash, particularly as the seven-times continental champions are struggling for form. Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Fiorentina in Serie A was their fourth game without a win and they are well off the pace down in 11th in the table and in danger of not qualifying for Europe next season. Fans at the San Siro vented their anger at the players and the club hierarchy with a cascade of boos and whistles and unveiled a banner criticising the club’s transfer policy which they feel has left them short in defence

and midfield. Coach Massimiliano Allegri did not mince his words, saying Milan’s performance in the final third of the match was the worst he had seen in his three-and-a-half years in charge. Allegri ordered the players to a “retreat” at the club’s Milanello training complex starting on Sunday, where they will try to find a solution to their woes. “The last half-an-hour was embarrassing,” he told a postmatch news conference. “We have to work harder to improve and look to improve the mentality of the team,” he added. “The responsibility lies with me and we have to analyse everything and prepare well for the rest of the season and not only the next important match against Barcelona.” Victory for Barca at the Nou Camp would put them on 10 points with two matches left and send the 2009 and 2011 winners through to the last 16. Milan have five points from their three games, with Celtic on three and Ajax on one before their game in Amsterdam.

Villarreal over Elche Associated Press Writer

ELCHE, Spain — Ikechuwku Uche’s stoppage-time goal propelled Villarreal to a 1-0 victory Monday at Elche and into fourth place in the Spanish league. Bruno Soriano miss-hit a pass into the area but the loose ball rolled to Uche inside the box to score the 90th-minute winner in a matchup of Mediterranean coast clubs at the Martinez Valero Stadium. Villarreal’s victory came at a cost, however, as Mexico striker Giovani Dos Santos limped off with a leg injury at the start of the second half. Mexico faces New Zealand in a World Cup qualifying playoff later this month. After 12 rounds, Barcelona leads the Spanish standings with 34 points, one point clear of Atletico Madrid and six ahead of third place Real Madrid. Newly promoted Villarreal has 23 points.

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Mourinho wants big improvement against Schalke Reuters

LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who said he made “11 mistakes” in his team selection after Chelsea lost to Newcastle United on Saturday, will not want to get it wrong again when Schalke 04 visit Stamford Bridge in the Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea won 3-0 at Schalke two weeks ago and are top of Group E by virtue of that win, with both teams on six points from three games. Mourinho told reporters after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at St James’ Park that he was angry and worried by the performance that ended their run of six successive wins in all competitions. “I made 11 mistakes, 11 mistakes. I should have picked another 11 and not this one,” he said. “When my team plays so badly, it’s the feeling I have. I am angry because I don’t understand why we lost,” he said, adding that he was also “worried” about their away form which has produced one win in five away league games. It would be a real upset if Chel-

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sea failed to secure the win that would put them within touching distance of the Champions League knockout round and Mourinho plans to make changes to the team. “I will be making a lot of changes for sure,” he said before leaving St James’ Park. Schalke’s players got their own wake-up call from club president Clemens Toennies last week and they responded by bouncing back from successive defeats to Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga to win 2-0 at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The players, who kept a clean sheet for the first time in five games, ran more than in any other league game and coach Jens Keller was pleased with their defending. “What my team can take out of this game is that, when they are compact and defend set-pieces well, it’s hard for anybody to score against us,” he said. Keller will have Kevin-Prince Boateng fit after the attacking midfielder returned to action on Saturday following a knee injury. “We’re in London and we know

what quality they’ve got,” Boateng said. “We’re looking to get at least a point there. We’re going to have to keep a clean sheet.” Boateng, who joined late in the transfer window from AC Milan, said he was gradually getting back to his top form. “The knee is getting better by the game,” he said. “You just need games to get to full fitness and sharpness.” Although Chelsea will start as the strong favourites, Schalke will certainly not be overawed. They can take heart too from their last visit to London just over a year ago when they beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on their way to topping their Champions League group before going out in the last 16 to Galatasaray. AP Photo/Scott Heppell

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James’ Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, which they lost 2-0.

SAO PAULO — Pele says Brazilians shouldn’t turn against Diego Costa for choosing to play for Spain instead of Brazil. The football great on Monday said Brazilians “must respect his decision.” He added that Diego Costa “made the right choice” if indeed he thought he was not valued by Brazil in the past. Pele defended the player for sticking “to his point of view.” Pele’s comments contrast those of Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who said the player “was turning his back to the dream of millions” of Brazilians. The Brazilian federation even threatened to ask authorities to strip Diego Costa of his Brazilian citizenship. The Atletico Madrid striker was born in Brazil but holds a Spanish passport. He had to choose between the two nations after Scolari picked him for upcoming friendlies.


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AMLAPURA - Tirtagangga Park is one of the tourist attractions located at Ababi Village, Abang Subdistrict. It is about 5 km north of Amlapura—the regency capital—built in 1948 by the King Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Before the construction, the park was a large spring and local people called it embukan, meaning spring. The spring was then taken advantage by surrounding villages as a source of drinking water and sacred purification for Ida Bathara (deities). On that account, the spring was made sacred by the locals. From this spring, the King of Karangasem then got the idea to build a park because it was greatly supported by the cool air and later on was named Tirtagangga Park. Just as the Sukasada Ujung Park, the Tirtagangga Park had a close attachment to the Karangasem Grand Palace. In the area of Tirtagangga Park sits several large ponds functioned as fish ponds and public bathing. The water flowing through the large and small fountains then coming out of the mouth of the sculptures in the pool originates from the fountain. Therefore, the water is cool and refreshing. Here, there are also fountains and tiered-lotus statues dividing it into two large ponds. Today, the Tirtagangga Park has religious, social as well as entertainment function. Religiously, the spring at location is used as holy water by the surrounding community. In addition, it serves as a venue for organizing Deva Yajña ritual and pilgrimage. Meanwhile, the Tirtagangga springs is socially used by local government as a source of clean water for the people of Karangasem. Then, as entertainment, the Tirtagangga is managed and developed into one of the tourist objects and attractions that is much in demand as well as visited by tourists as a place of recreation.

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LONDON - The parade of serial grand slam champions is reserved for Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals but the supporting cast provided compelling opening acts with Stanislas Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro in the spotlight. Swiss Wawrinka, the only debutant among the eight players contesting the season’s year-ender at London’s impressive 02 Arena, proved he belongs with the elite after a 6-3 6-7(0) 6-3 win over Czech powerhouse Tomas Berdych in Group A. Then, in Monday’s evening session, former U.S. Open champion Del Potro came from a set down to eventually subdue French stylist Richard Gasquet 6-7(4) 6-3 7-5 to open Group B. World number one Rafa Nadal, holder Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who have won 36 grand slams between them, all play on the second day when Djokovic’s clash with Federer receives top billing after the top seed faces fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Wawrinka has long lived in the shadow of compatriot Federer but the 28-year-old has closed to within touching distance of his idol in the world rankings REUTERS/Toby Melville and could surpass him this week. Not that he will Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina stretches for a return against Richard Gasquet brag about it even if that does happen. of France during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in Wawrinka produced some spellbinding strokes London, November 4, 2013. as he outclassed the one-dimensional Berdych for

much of their two hour 25 minute contest but after clinching victory he was modesty itself when asked about the noisy Swiss support in the 17,000 crowd. “They wanted Roger, but they had me,” Wawrinka, who reached the U.S. Open semi-final this year, told reporters regarding the fans clad in red, many sporting Federer masks. “It was a really good atmosphere. There were a lot of Swiss people. Yeah, for me it was really, really nice. My first match here was something really special for me.” PUNISHING BLOWS Only when he lost the second set tiebreak 7-0 did Wawrinka wobble but he quickly went on the attack in the decider, pinning world number six Berdych into the corners with some punishing blows from a single-handed backhand that has purists purring. The pressure told on Berdych in the fourth game of the final set when he dropped serve and Wawrinka, despite needing some treatment on his thigh, closed out victory in ruthless fashion. After Wawrinka’s stylish win, another of the sport’s technicians, world number nine Gasquet, looked on course for victory against towering Argentine Del Potro. Gasquet, appearing at the season finale for the first time since 2007 after winning three ATP titles this year, dipped into his box of tricks in the first set tiebreak against Del Potro.

Iguodala leads Warriors past Sixers Associated Press Writer IBP/File Photo

PHILADELPHIA — Golden State’s Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points as the Warriors beat Philadelphia 110-90 on Monday, inflicting a first loss of the season on the 76ers after three-straight wins. Also Monday, the Los Angeles Clippers had seven players reach double figures in beating Houston, Cleveland hung on to beat Minnesota by a point, and Memphis rallied in the final quarter to beat Boston. Golden State’s Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, but Iguodala rightly stole the headlines with a sensational performance, scoring 27 points and six 3s in the first half. He also made the best play of the season thus far with a behind-the-back pass in midair that hit David Lee in stride down the lane for a stunning assist. Sixers rookie point guard Michael CarterWilliams, the Eastern Conference player of the week, missed 13 of 17 shots and scored 18 points. Los Angeles’ J.J. Redick scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half to set up the Clippers’ 137-118 win over Houston, which suffered its first loss of the season. Chris Paul added 23 points and 17 assists, Jamal Crawford had 21 points, and Blake Griffin scored 18 for the Clippers, who led the entire game and tied a franchise record with 78 points in the first half. Houston’s Dwight Howard finished with 13 points and nine rebounds after getting roundly booed in his first game in Los Angeles since leaving the Lakers and signing with the Rockets in the NBA’s biggest free agent move last summer. The Clippers have won five in a row against Houston at home.

Cleveland held off a late Minnesota rally to beat the Timberwolves 93-92. The Wolves trailed by 23 points in the third quarter and nearly erased that but Kevin Love, the NBA’s leading scorer, missed a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining and the ball was tipped away as time ran out. C.J. Miles scored 19 points and Kyrie Irving added 15 for the Cavaliers. Kevin Martin scored 23 points to lead Minnesota, which won its first three games and was off to its best start since going 6-0 in 2001-02. Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett, taken with the No. 1 pick in the draft, missed all three of his shots and is 0 for 15 from the field this season. His only points have come on two free throws in the season opener. Memphis’ Jerryd Bayless keyed a fourthquarter rally, scoring all of his 15 points in the period to lead the Grizzlies over Boston 95-88. Bayless was 6 of 7 in the quarter to help Memphis erase a six-point Boston lead with just under 9 minutes to play. Zach Randolph and Mike Conley also had 15 for Memphis. Jeff Green led the Celtics with 22 points as Boston fell to 0-4 under rookie coach Brad Stevens. Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala dunks on a fast-break during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Philadelphia.

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PERRIS, California — When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute. The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday Monday by doing just that. Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Association says Maynard and his two great nephews made their first skydive along with trained instructors from 13,000 feet (3,900 meters) southeast of Los Angeles. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Maynard obtained a doctor’s note before making the jump. Maynard’s daughter Linda Hironimus says her father’s friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it. Maynard, who hails from Nebraska, lives in Palm Desert.

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Handcuffed border guards arrive at a special court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The Dhaka court is set to deliver verdicts involving a 2009 mutiny at the headquarters of the country’s border guards. At least 74 people, including 57 military officials, were killed in the mutiny.

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny Associated Press Writer

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladesh court sentenced 152 people to death Tuesday for a 2009 mutiny by disgruntled border guards who killed dozens of military commanders during a brutal, two-day uprising. The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands for salaries in line with their commanders’ in the army; assignments on U.N. peacekeeping missions, which come with generous perks; and better facilities. The mutiny broke out on the border guards’ leafy Dhaka compound, an oasis inside the city complete with its own rose garden and a small zoo. By the time the insurrection ended, 74 people were dead, including 57 military commanders. Corpses

were found stuffed inside manholes and buried in mass graves. The case exposed deep tensions between the government and the military. The military was furious with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for negotiating with the mutineers instead of allowing the army to attack. In Bangladesh, a desperately poor South Asian nation with a history of catastrophe, army leaders have attempted to overthrow the government 21 times, twice successfully. Dhaka’s Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the verdicts in a packed courtroom under tight security. Besides the death sentences, 161 people were sentenced to life in prison; 262 people received prison terms between three and 10 years; and 271 people were acquitted.

Maj. Gen. Aziz Ahmed, director general of the Bangladesh Border Guards, said he was satisfied with the outcome. “It was a huge massacre. We are glad that justice has been delivered,” he said. The defense vowed to appeal. New York-based Human Rights Watch has criticized the legal proceedings and called for a new trial. The group said at least 47 suspects have died in custody while the suspects have had limited access to lawyers. “Trying hundreds of people en masse in one giant courtroom, where the accused have little or no access to lawyers is an affront to international legal standards,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement on Oct. 29.

Thai Airways says burst tire found on Airbus Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK — Thai Airways said it discovered a burst tire on an Airbus A300-600 after the aircraft landed safely Tuesday at an airport in northern Thailand. The burst rear tire was found during an inspection after Flight TG130 from Bangkok had landed in Chiang Rai, the airline said in a statement. It said that none of the 197 passengers or 10 crew members aboard was injured. Mechanics replaced the blown tire and after a 55-minute delay the flight returned to Bangkok. The airline said it was investigating the cause of the incident. In September, a Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, injuring 14 passengers.

Indonesia... From page 1 Secondly, democracy must promote pluralism while, thirdly, it must be inclusive, he said. “Regarding how countries would implement these principles, it would be their own decisions, since outsiders could not force changes on them,” he said. The deputy ambassador of the European Union for Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN, Colin Crooks, meanwhile, said the BDF was a good example of how Indonesia could play a larger role at international diplomatic levels with regard to the development of democracy. He said Indonesia might support a number of countries in Asia and the world to uphold democratic values. “We are supporting Indonesia in discussions about democracy. We see BDF positively, not as a media event for achieving bilateral interests, but as a dialog forum for the development of democracy,” he said. Colin said democracy is a good form of government, because it could raise up all communities within a country. “Indonesia has a strong base for the implementation of democracy. We are seeing Indonesia now as implementing democracy, although improvement is still needed,” he said. Indonesia plans to hold the 6th BDF in Bali, under the theme “Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society.” Representatives from 81 countries, as well as three international organizations, are scheduled to take part in the forum, to be officially opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the company of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao of Timor Leste.

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This picture made with slow shutter speed shows Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.

Opposition party says 10.4 million voters may be illegal Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia’s opposition party said on Monday that 10.4 million out of 186,612,255 eligible voters might not be legally entitled to vote. The chairman of the Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle’s special team in charge of studying the list of voters (DPT) for next year’s general elections, Arif Wibowo, said that information about the 10.4 million voters on the list was not yet complete. “In view of that, we have asked for a postponement of the declaration of the list,” he said, adding that 10 million was a significant number and had the potential of being illegal. Arif added, at the KPU Building here on Monday evening, that KPU, according to Law Number 8 of 2012, should not yet have confirmed the list if there were problems with so many voters. He said, according to the KPU, the 10.4 million voters did not have their Population Identification Numbers (NIK), although they are eligible to vote. “(KPU) should have first reduced the number so that it would not be so significant, because rushing to confirm it could violate the law,” he said. Arif, who is also the deputy chairman of the House of Representatives’ Commission II, said that PDIP would not remain idle in connection with the KPU’s decision to insist on declaring the list as the fixed list (DPT). He added that PDIP would take actions regarding the KPU’s declaration, but declined to detail any possible moves. “We will take legal, as well as political

measures, but will wait and see what they will be,” he said. He noted that based upon the party’s internal monitoring, that the number of possibly illegal voters was actually far larger than 10.4 millions. “We found around 17 million, and we have already submitted this data in three boxes of documents to the KPU,” he said. Before the DPT was declared by KPU on Monday evening, PDIP had protested the KPU’s plan. The number of eligible voters declared in the DPT by the KPU totals 186,612,255, consisting of 93,439,610 male and 93,172,645 female voters. Total overseas voters, meanwhile, are recorded at 2,010,280 in 130 countries, who will vote at 873 voting locations (TPS). KPU chairman Husni Kamil Malik said KPU had considered input from all sides before declaring the DPT. He said the data about the 10.4 million problematic voters would be completed quickly. He believed the number was real and that the political rights of these voters must be accommodated. Indonesia plans to hold national, provincial and district legislative elections in April 2014, which will be followed by a presidential election later in the year. Twelve political parties have been registered as being eligible to take part in the elections.

JAKARTA - Lying on a massage table at a spa in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Feri Tilukay closed his eyes and smiled blissfully as three enormous snakes slithered all over him. He is one of a small band of customers brave enough to try the “snake massage”, where the gentle hands of a professionally trained masseuse are swapped for the cold, scaly skin of six-foot (1.8-metre) pythons. “It is a very unique sensation,” Tilukay, 31, told AFP, as the snakes slid over him during a recent session, adding the treatment “gives you an adrenaline rush”. Dressed only in a pair of shorts, he seemed completely relaxed as three reptiles named Jasmine, Muscle and Brown got to work on him. They draped themselves over his neck, rolled around on his stomach and back and occasionally arched their necks and stuck out their forked tongues. Two masseuses also attended the session to ensure safety and to encourage the snakes -- whose mouths are kept shut with sticky tape -- to move around, making sure they didn’t just coil up and stay put in one spot. Before the 90-minute treatment, which costs 480,000 rupiah ($43), the snakes are taken out of the plastic boxes where they are kept and cleaned with anti-septic. While many people who get the massage at the centre, called Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa, are thrill seekers or just looking for a new experience, a handful, like Tilukay, are trying to get over

a life-long fear of snakes. “I used to be afraid of snakes, I had a phobia. But after getting this treatment several times, the phobia started going away and now I like snakes,” said Tilukay, an accountant, who has had three of the sessions. He is one of the few Indonesian customers with most coming from Europe, Japan or South Korea, according to spa general manager Paulus Abraham. The spa, which is decorated with wooden furniture in the style of a traditional house on the resort island of Bali, keeps five snakes which are fed a diet of live rabbits. The snake massage is just one of 300 treatments offered by the centre -- and many others are equally off-the-wall. In one a staff member dressed in a gorilla suit performs a massage and in another, the customer sits in a bathtub of beer receiving a massage while enjoying a Lager. However, animal rights groups have raised concerns, with the Jakarta Animal Aid Network describing the treatment of the snakes as “exploitation”. “We are angry to hear about any kind of animal exploitation, including snakes,” group spokesman Benvika, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP. Abraham insisted that the snakes were not being ill-treated -- and that they enjoyed the contact with humans that came from the massages. “We don’t treat them like workers, we treat them like our friends or family,” he said. “We kiss them, we hug them, we take good care of them.”

Indonesia backs UN privacy push on spying

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JAKARTA - Indonesia on Monday backed a UN text highlighting anger at US-led data snooping, as Australian websites came under cyber attack in protest at Canberra’s reported involvement in the surveillance network. Jakarta said it would co-sponsor the draft resolution at the UN General Assembly following reports the US and Australian missions in the Indonesian capital collected data as part of the American-led spying efforts. “Enough is enough,” Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told reporters. “The recent revelations will have a potentially damaging impact in terms of the trust and confidence between countries concerned.” He added that Indonesia was “joining Germany and Brazil in co-sponsoring a resolution in the General Assembly of the United Nations to address precisely the kind of issues that are now being brought up”. On Friday, Brazil and Germany submitted a joint draft resolution on the protection of individual liberties to the UN General Assembly’s human rights panel, according to Brazilian diplomats in New York. The text does not explicitly mention the United States. But it calls for necessary measures to end violations of the right to privacy, including in digital communications and to force countries to respect their obligations within the framework of international human rights laws.

The newspaper, amplifying an earlier story by German magazine Der Spiegel, said Australian missions were also involved in the US-led spying network. On Sunday, The Guardian newspaper reported Australia and the US mounted a joint surveillance operation on Indonesia during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali, citing a document from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The Australian government has said it does not comment on intelligence matters. As well as official anger, cyber activists vented their fury Monday with the group Anonymous Indonesia claiming to have defaced more than 170 Australian websites in protest at reports of Canberra’s alleged spying activities. “Hundreds of Australian Websites Attacked for #OpAustralia By Indonesian Hackers,” it posted on Twitter, listing the sites which appeared to be mostly small businesses that ended with the Australian domain .au. Calling up the web pages was met with the message: “Stop Spying on Indonesia” underneath an Indonesian flag imprinted with a black graphic of the face of Guy Fawkes, whose image is used as a mask by Anonymous internationally. Anonymous is believed to be a loosely organised hacker collective that conducts online attacks internationally, most recently in Singapore on Friday when a newspaper website was defaced over Internet freedom in the city-state.


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BRUSSELS — The European Commission is forecasting that the recovery across the 28-country bloc will continue into the second half of the year, albeit at a tepid pace. The executive arm of the European Union said Tuesday it expects the region’s economy to grow by 0.5 percent over the second half of the year and be flat for the whole year. In its previous forecast in May,

it predicted a 0.1 percent annual decline. It also expects the 17-country eurozone to continue its recovery from recession in quarterly terms. However, over 2013 as a whole, the eurozone is still expected to have contracted 0.4 percent. In 2014 though, it is penciling in 1.1 percent growth. The eurozone’s unemployment is expected to remain at its record-high of 12.2 percent this year and next.

Indonesia among the biggest 10 in WTF

Aulia Ramadhan pairing with Kevita Rizkia contributed the gold medal for Indonesia in the freestyle event on the first day of the competition on Thursday. The U-17 women’s team meanwhile contributed the silver medal while the five bronze medals came from junior pair, U-49 senior female individual, U-29 male individual, U-29 male team and a mixed freestyle team events. South Korea remained the strongest in the martial art sport and became the champion with seven gold and four bronze medals. Vietnam, who would be Indonesia’s rival in the next Southeast Asian Games 2013 in Myanmar, was ranked second with three gold, three silver and five bronze medals. Another rival of Indonesia in the next SEA Games, the Philippines was still stronger than Indonesia winning three gold, two silver and one bronze medals. In the championship Iran collected two gold, four silver and five bronze medals while the US two gold, one silver and four bronze, Thailand two gold and four bronze, Spain two gold and two bronze, Canada one gold, two silver and one bronze and Germany one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union will resume free trade negotiations next week despite heightened tension between the two over the alleged spying activities of the U.S. National Security Agency.

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NUSA DUA - Indonesia was able to be among the biggest ten in the 8th WTF world taekwondo poomsae championship ending here on Sunday collecting one gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

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the United States and the measures the (EU) member states would like to adopt to fight against spying,” Commission spokesman Olivier Bailly insisted. While data protection and online privacy rights aren’t officially on the agenda of the talks, top EU officials have made it clear that they will push for tougher rules in the U.S. in parallel to the trade negotiations. The talks were initially scheduled for early October, but Washington canceled them at the last minute as many of the 100 or so U.S. officials would not have been able to attend because of the government shutdown. The third round of talks will take place in Washington late next month. Both sides hope to reach a broad agreement by the end of 2014, but that schedule is considered highly ambitious as significant hurdles remain on issues like agriculture, industry regulation and other fields. A study commissioned by the EU estimates that a successful conclusion of the wide-ranging talks would add about 120 billion ($160 billion) to the 28-nation bloc’s annual gross domestic product and 95 billion euros ($130 billion) to U.S. output.

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EU, US to resume free trade talks despite tension The second round of the transAtlantic talks will have to make up ground lost when a previous session was canceled because of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government. The European Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm, said Monday that the talks will go ahead and that next week’s round in Brussels is set to focus on services, investment, energy and regulatory issues. A broad EU-US trade deal could provide a boost to growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic by eliminating tariffs and regulatory barriers that are hampering business. The trade volume in goods and services between the two economies — representing almost half of global output — totaled 800 billion euros ($1.08 trillion) last year. The discussions are taking place under a cloud following revelations over the NSA’s alleged spying activities including eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone. Some top European lawmakers have called for the talks to be suspended. “It’s out of question to mix the two things — the negotiations on an investment and trade agreement with

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 photo, a Mitsubishi Motors i-MiEV electric vehicle is displayed at the automaker’s showroom in Tokyo. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. The Renault-Nissan alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday they will expand cooperation in developing new vehicles, including small cars and full-size sedans.

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TOKYO — The Renault-Nissan alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday they will expand cooperation in developing new vehicles, including small cars and full-size sedans. The announcement follows a reshuffle of Nissan leadership last week that Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, said was needed to shape up the automaker’s sagging performance. Nissan Motor Co., Japan’s second-largest automaker, and Mitsubishi will develop a new small car through their existing joint venture, to be sold globally, includ-

ing an electric version. The car will be based on the “kei car” platform popular in Japan, the companies said in a statement. The joint venture, NMKV, was set up in 2011 and is selling Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi eK Wagon mini-cars made in Japan. “Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have jointly benefited from several collaborations in the past, most recently the successful joint venture on ‘kei’ cars in Japan,” Ghosn said. Meanwhile, Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi said they will share technologies and products related to other electric vehicles. Renault and Mitsubishi also will develop sedans based on Renault’s platform but

under Mitsubishi’s brand. The first would be made at a Renault plant in Busan, South Korea. The manufacturing location for the second is not yet decided. Mitsubishi Motors is a mediumsized Japanese automaker whose profitability has been improving as it expands its overseas sales. Nissan’s share price plunged 10.4 percent on Monday after the company cut its March-April fiscal year earnings forecast and reshuffled its leadership lineup to cope with quality issues and tougher-than-expected conditions in many markets. Ghosn also blamed painfully expensive recalls for the lackluster performance.

The general chairman of the executive board of the Taekwondo Indonesia, Marciano, praised the country’s team’s achievement saying “they have given good results by wining a gold medal through hard work.” Indonesia’s team manager Laras Sumarna said “one gold was enough to make us happy as this was the first world champion title that Indonesian athletes had won.” The Indonesian male U-29 team consisting of Muhammad Fitracahyanto, Maulana Haidir and Abdurrahman Wahyu contributed one more bronze medal on the final day of the event after finishing fourth. Another bronze medal for Indonesia in the final day was contributed by Sofiudin, Maulana Haidir, Aulia Ramadhan, Kevita Rizkia and Mutiara Habiba in the mixed freestyle event, after they finished third. Maulana Haidir, a senior athlete taking part in the mixed freestyle team event expressed his satisfaction that he was able to perform with strong confidence along with senior and junior members. “We were confident although we just formed the mixed freestyle team for the event,” gold medalist of the recent Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia, said.

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Indonesia was able to be among the biggest ten in the 8th WTF world taekwondo poomsae championship ending here on Sunday collecting one gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

Garuda supports safety and security campaign Antara

DENPASAR - The Bali branch of PT Garuda Indonesia has voiced its support of the “Safety and Security Campaign 2013,” organized by PT Gapura Angkasa at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Monday. “We fully support the Safety and Security Campaign 2013 to ensure flight security and safety, as well as convenience,” Bali’s PT Garuda Indonesia General Manager Taufik Hidayat said. He expressed his hope that such a campaign should be carried out on an ongoing basis to reduce the number of complaints received from the local community and companies in the airport area. “All companies operating in the airport area will certainly support the campaign because it involves aviation service, security, safety, and convenience,” he noted. Meanwhile, PT Gapura Angkasa

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General Manager Uzia Siregar said his party had consistently conducted aviation security efforts for the public and its customers because Bali is the gateway to Indonesia’s tourism industry. “Based on our data, Bali, as a tourist destination, is 85 percent supported by both domestic and foreign tourists, and therefore, it is our responsibility to provide the best possible service to the community in terms of flight security, safety, and convenience,” Siregar remarked. “Through the Safety and Security Campaign 2013, we hope to reduce the number of complaints from passengers about lost baggage and counterproductive actions that could tarnish the image of the tourism sector in Bali,” he continued. He added that besides the campaigns, lectures were also being held for airport operators including porters and officials who handle baggage.

The Bali branch of PT Garuda Indonesia has voiced its support of the “Safety and Security Campaign 2013,” organized by PT Gapura Angkasa at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Monday.


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When the Galungan holiday season ended, it had an impact on traffic flow in the tourist area of Bedugul, Baturiti, Sunday (Nov 3). Due to dense traffic flows, the Denpasar-Singaraja main road section was colored by long congestion. It happened because the dense flow of vehicles from two directions occurred coincidently. Until Sunday afternoon, a long line was still snaking. The traffic congestion on the provincial lane was justified by Headman of Candikuning, Baturiti, Made Mudita. He told the density of vehicles was taking place at 2:00 p.m. An hour later, a long line of vehicles was inevitable. As a result, traffic congestion occurred at the road section from both directions. “This condition has become a regular occurrence. Long congestion always happened on holidays or weekends,” he said via telephone. He said the line of vehicles began snaking from the border of Candikuning village to along the tourist attraction of Lake Beratan. The line was said to be a meeting point of the congestion because the line was drawing together a number of tourist attractions from

the rest area, Ulun Danu tourist attraction to botanical garden. “We’ve often proposed an alternative pathway to resolve the congestion, but so far there has been no response from anywhere,” he complained. According to Mudita, his party had proposed an alternative path from the road in front of the headman’s office of Candikuning to the point near the entrance into the botanical garden. He said the track was very effective to reduce the congestion. However, there had been no party paying attention to the matter. “Perhaps, the budget has not been available,” he said. Actually, when the long congestion occurred, many residents were aggrieved. They could not transport the harvest yields to market. Even, when a total standstill occurred, residents had to wait until the evening to bring home their harvest yields. Mudita hoped the provincial government could immediately think of this condition. Moreover, Bedugul area had became one of the tourist destinations, belonging to the main route of cross county. “It’s pity on the residents if the traffic congestion frequently occurs. Their activities are disrupted,” he concluded. (kmb30)

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Seoul - North Korea is making progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States, a leading US think-tank said Tuesday. The closely followed 38 North website of the Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea Institute argued that ICBM mock-ups seen at recent military parades in Pyongyang were “less fake” than originally believed.

The traffic jam which happen on the road to Bedugul every holiday season.

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Ciung Wanara Urban Park planned to be arranged Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Construction of the Ciung Wanara urban park with the age of decades of years old is now in obsolete and poor condition. The park located in the heart of the urban park becomes an alternative tourist attraction because the town is planned to be organized. However, the arrangement made on Sunday (Nov 3) was still limited to the arrangement of painting and repair to the existing sculptures in the park known as the horse-drawn carriage and the Kala Rau. A number of workers looked to paint the Kala Rau sculpture. The painting had been being undertaken by the Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency since a few days this week. The Head of the

Gianyar Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Wayan Kujus Parwita, said that for this year the statues were indeed painted and repaired the flaked off concretes. It was intended to avoid further damage to

the iconic park in the town center. According to Kujus Parwita, in the future the Gianyar government planned to improve the construction of Ciung Wanara statue. At the moment, the existence of the urban park looked to have sunk due to the elevation of roadwork. The park created decades ago will be optimized for public recreation in urban area. “The planning done is in accordance with the instructions given by the official of Regional Secretary in structuring the urban park,” he explained. As scheduled, the urban park arrangement would be made starting

in 2014. The urban park would be widened towards the east. The road in front of the SMPN 1 junior high school would be transformed into pedestrian and closed for vehicle access. Expansion of this urban park will also be added more shady big trees to make it shady. Aside from preserving the existing plants in the urban park, it would also be re-designed. To that end, the aesthetics of urban area and the space for recreation in the urban park could be optimized. “Position of the statue will remain in the current position so that we dare to do the painting,” he said.

In the planning, the road would be closed. For traffic flow running from the north (direction to the market) would be directed to Jalan Manik. The pedestrian was designed with the installation of paving just intended for pedestrians going to the market. “Currently, the planning is still being reviewed and consulted to a team from the Udayana University. The design is still being prepared so the sculpture will not look to have sunk as seen today because the asphalt surface continues to be elevated,” he said. (kmb16)

Road access to Peninjoan struggle monument inadequate Bangli (Bali Post)—

Existence of the AA Captain Mudita struggle monument located at Peninjoan village, Tembuku, Bangli, is not supported by adequate road access. The road leading to the monument remains a land that has not been leveled and unpaved. Actually, on national days of Indonesia, the monument is frequently chosen as destination of trail activities.

Headman of Peninjoan village, I Dewa Nyoman Tagel, when met some time ago said that so far his party had frequently proposed the procurement of road access to the struggle monument located at Puraja hamlet. Even, in each development plan meeting, his party always prioritized the proposal. “I have always proposed it in each development plan meeting as a priority, but so far it has not been

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repaired,” revealed Tagel. Other than promoting to regional government, he admitted to have proposed it to provincial government. Unfortunately, the proposal so far stagnated. The relevant agency coming down to location only checked the condition. “Actually the length of the road to be repaired by government is not too long. It’s around 900 meters and the width is only few meters,” he added.

Tagel told the struggle monument was originally sat at remote location. Then, in 2008 he with some residents of Peninjoan had an initiative to open a road independently. However, the follow-up of the proposal stagnated. The relevant agencies coming to location, said Tagel, merely checked the field condition. “Actually, the length of road to be repaired is not too long. It is only about 900 meters long and the width is only a few

meters,” he said. He hoped that central government could pay attention again to the existence of the historic monument by paving the road heading for the monument. So, it would facilitate the public to visit and care for the Bangli hero monument. “I hope the government can help provide adequate road access for the sake of national interest,” he hoped. (ina)

Numerous experts had widely ridiculed the models of the North’s road-mobile KN-08 ICBM seen in 2012 and July this year, with at least one respected aerospace engineer labelling them technically preposterous and a “big hoax”.\ An analysis posted by 38 North disagreed, saying they were consistent with the ongoing development of a missile with a limited intercontinental ability using only existing North Korean technology. “Elegant or not,” the mockups suggest an ability to assemble components and technologies to produce missiles with theoretical ranges of 5,500 kilometres (3,400 miles) to more than 11,000 km. “Almost all of the configurations examined would be able to deliver a light, first-generation nuclear warhead at least as far as Seattle,” it said. The analysis was co-written by non-proliferation expert Jeffrey Lewis and aerospace engineer John Schilling. The authors noted that glaring discrepancies in KN-08 mock-ups displayed in 2012 had largely disappeared by the time of the July parade. And the new arrangement of welds

and rivets was similar to that seen on recovered debris from the North’s Unha-3 carrier, which successfully placed a satellite in orbit in December last year. In a separate, technical paper published in Science and Global Security, Schilling stressed that the KN-08 was still very much a missile in development. “The lack of flight testing strongly suggests that operational deployment is still months or years in the future,” the engineer said. And even with a successful test programme, it would likely be unreliable, limited in mobility and performance, and available only in small numbers, he added. Lewis and Schilling’s paper referenced recent analysis of satellite imagery indicating that North Korea was upgrading its main missile launch site, possibly to cater to larger, mobile weapons. South Korea’s Defence Intelligence Agency told parliament on Tuesday that North Korea had conducted five tests of long-range rocket engines this year. An initial test of the KN-08 could come “at any time”, Schilling said.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (centre R) waves as he visits the construction site of a ski resort on Masik Pass, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on November 3, 2013.

Norway: Bus hijacker stabs 3 to death DR Congo rebels lay down arms after army assault Associated Press Writer

tal for treatment of cuts but was not seriously injured, Norwegian news agency NTB reported. Oslo police said they called off the deployment of an anti-terror unit after receiving reports that the suspect had been arrested. The same bus route was attacked in 2003 when an Ethiopian man stabbed to death a bus driver, NTB

said. He had earlier that day killed a Congolese asylum seeker at a refugee center. Multiple killings are rare in Norway, though the country was shocked by its worst peacetime massacre two years ago when Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian right-wing extremist, killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage.

STAVANGER, Norway — A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus Monday in rural Norway and killed the driver and two passengers before he was detained by authorities, officials said. Police in Sogn and Fjordane county in western Norway gave few details about the suspect, but described him as a local resident originally from South Sudan. Police attorney Trine Erdal said the suspect was in his early 30s, not in his 50s as police had earlier reported. The motive for the stabbing rampage was not immediately clear. The victims were two men in their 50s — the Norwegian bus driver and a Swedish passenger — and a 19-year-old Norwegian woman, Erdal said. All had been stabbed. There were no other passengers on the bus, she said. The suspect was initially apprehended by rescuers from the fire department who were the first to arrive on what they thought was an accident scene, police said. AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Egil Jorgen Lund He was later arrested by Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in police and taken to a hospi- Aardal, western Norway, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

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Kabindi (DR Congo) - Democratic Republic of Congo rebels said Tuesday they were laying down their arms after a crushing assault by the UN-backed army pushed them out of the country’s mineral-rich troubled east. The M23 movement said in a statement that it had “decided from this day to end its rebellion” and instead to pursue its goals “through purely political means.” The move ends the insurgency that for 18 months has wracked the region rich in natural resources and the scene of some of Africa’s deadliest conflicts over the past two centuries. Earlier, Kinshasa claimed “total victory” over the M23 after capturing the last two hills held by the movement’s die-hard fighters. “The last remnants of the M23 have just abandoned their positions,” said Lambert Mende, communications minister and government spokesman. “It’s a total victory for the DRC,” he said, adding that the holdout insurgents fled to neighbouring Rwanda. “We have finished the job,” said Lieutenant Colonel Olivier Amuli, an army spokesman in the North Kivu region that was the scene of the fighting. The Congolese army launched a major offensive against the rebels on October 25, steadily claiming their strongholds until dozens of fighters were this weekend pushed onto three hilltops about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the regional capital Goma and near the border of Rwanda. The beleaguered insurgents called for a truce, but the army pressed on with its assault, claiming one of the hilltops on Monday.


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India launches first mission to Mars Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel. Hundreds of people watched the rocket carrying the Mars spacecraft take off from the east-coast island of Shriharikota and streak across the sky. Many more across the country watched live TV broadcasts provided by the Indian Space and Research Organization. The 1,350-kilogram (3,000-pound) Mangalyaan orbiter was headed first into an elliptical orbit around Earth, after which a series of technical maneuvers and short burns will raise its orbit before it slingshots toward Mars. Mangalyaan, which means “Mars craft” in Hindi, must travel 780 million kilometers (485 million miles) over 300 days to reach an orbit around the red planet next September. “The biggest challenge will be precisely navigating the space craft to Mars,” said K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian space agency. “We will know if we pass our examination on Sept. 24, 2014.” India is aiming to follow the Soviet Union, United States and Europe in having a successful visit to Mars. “These missions are important. These are things that give Indians happiness and bragging rights,” said Raghu Kalra of the Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi. “Even a poor person, when he learns that my country is sending a mission to another planet, he will feel a sense of pride for his country, and he will want to make it a better place.” Some have questioned the $72 million price tag for a country of 1.2 billion people still dealing with widespread hunger and poverty. But India defended the Mars mission, and its $1 billion space program in general, by noting its importance in providing high-tech jobs for scientists and engineers and practical applications in solving problems on Earth. Decades of space research has allowed India to develop satellite, communications and remote sensing technologies that are helping to solve everyday problems at home, from forecasting where fish can be caught by fishermen to predicting cataclysmic storms and floods.

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DENPASAR - Thousands of joint security personnel from the National Defense Forces (TNI) and National Police (Polri) have been assigned to ensure the security of the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) on November 7-8, 2013, an official said.

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 photo, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel walk near the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV – C25) at the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

UC San Diego plans to open stem cell center

“Together with police personnel and local community members, we will ensure the security and safety of the sixth Bali Democracy Forum,” Udayana Regional Military Command IX Chief Mayor General Wisnu Bawa Tenaya said after leading a security force roll-call. However, he did not mention the exact number of security personnel to be deployed at the BDF, where democratic and political matters will be discussed. “We will involve all security personnel from both TNI and Polri. All of them will coordinate with each other for the use of physical and non-physical force,” he noted. According to him, the security personnel will blanket the area including the least-travelled roads in Bali to anticipate any security disturbances that may arise before and during the BDF. Meanwhile, Bali Police Chief Inspector General Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu said the whole Police force in Bali, amounting to 12

thousand people, will be deployed for the event. “All police personnel will be involved,” he confirmed.

Enlist “Pecalang”

Police in Bali will receive assistance from local traditional civil guards, called “Pecalang”, to help maintain security at the Sixth Bali Democracy Forum on November 7-8. “They will help in the security area as community members,” Bali’s regional police command chief Inspector General Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu said. He noted that hundred of Pecalangs would be assigned to secure their neighborhoods close to the Bali Development Corporation where the Bali Democracy Forum is to be held. “We will cooperate with Pecalang to fill any void,” he said. He added that the Pecalang will also cooperate with members of the village-based military (Babinsa)

and police commands (Babinkamtibnas). “If they find something suspicious, Pecalang could report this to the police,” he said. As a tourist destination where international events have often been held, Bali needs extra security efforts by the police. Mokalu, in connection with the BDF sweep on motor vehicles, would be stepped up to prevent possible disruptions, according to officials. Also, access points to Bali would are to be given more attention, he added. Three heads of state, Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam and Timor Leste’s president Taur Matan Ruak, have confirmed that they will attend the annual event. The police, in cooperation with the military (TNI), will deploy personnel to assure security at the forum.

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Randy Schekman, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, receives a congratulatory phone call from UC President Janet Napolitano during a news conference after winning the Nobel Prize in medicine, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif.

SAN DIEGO — Officials at the University of California, San Diego announced Monday that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The center is intended to accelerate development of drugs and therapies derived from human stem cell research through clinical trials and patient therapies. It will integrate the operations of four locations: the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center and a nearby proposed clinical space, both scheduled to open in 2016; the UC San Diego Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine; and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Pradeep K. Khosla, chancellor of UC San Diego, said the center will advance the region’s reputation as an international, collaborative hub for stem cell research. The center’s clinical trials with patients will help leverage stem cell research being conducted by scientists from UC San Diego, SanfordBurnham Medical Research Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and The Scripps Research Institute, among others. “Every day, scientists learn more about the regenerative powers of stem cells, which tantalize with their potential to treat, cure, even prevent, myriad afflictions, including cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease and spinal cord injury,” Sanford said in a statement. “I believe we’re on the cusp of turning years of hard-earned knowledge into actual treatments for real people in need. I want this gift to push that reality faster and farther.” The grant for the stem cell center is the second-largest donation received by the university in its 53-year history. Sanford has donated more than $1 billion to causes, primarily health related. Many of his projects are in his native state of South Dakota, where the 77-year-old philanthropist lives.

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Thousands of joint security personnel from the National Defense Forces (TNI) and National Police (Polri) have been assigned to ensure the security of the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) on November 7-8, 2013, an official said.

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Tourists sunbathing at Dreamland Beach, Bali Island. Russian tourists are expecting security assurance during their holiday in Bali. This anxiety is following a number of burglaries afflicting foreign tourists on the island.

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Russian tourists expect security assurance of Bali Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Russian tourists are expecting security assurance during their holiday in Bali. This anxiety is following a number of burglaries afflicting foreign tourists on the island. “Both villas and boarding houses occupied by foreigners need to get control from the government and security officers. The tourism promotion of Bali by government should also be accompanied with security assurance of Bali,” said Honorary Consul of Russia, Chairul Nuku Kamka. He said that other than villas and boarding houses, tourist destinations best favored by many Russians needed surveillance in terms of security aspect. Without security assurance for tourists spending holidays in Bali, the future of Bali tourism would only be enlivened by lower-class income tourists. “If there is no supervision and security, tourists staying at hotel can lose their valuables,” he said. According to him, the development of tourism accommodation in the form of home stay should be accompanied with an adequate security system. The security system applied could refer to the international standard of the accommodation security. “Indeed, Russian tourists rarely prefer to stay at home stay owned by local residents in rural areas. However, this must be addressed because when undesirable thing happens it will have an impact on the tourism image,” he said. He argued the existence of such accommodation was preferred by tourists from France, Switzerland and Europe. Russian tourists commonly preferred the crowd, so they chose to stay in Kuta and Nusa Dua. “On average, Russian tourists have a lavish lifestyle. They prefer to stay at five-star hotel such as in Nusa Dua. Those who stayed at home stay owned by Balinese people could be counted on the fingers,” he said. As reported, the Russian tourist arrivals to Bali showed an increase on average of 1,000-1,500 people every month. Their arrival to the island continued rising than the average visit to Bali in 2012 reaching around 5,000 people. The high growth of Russian market was supported by regular charter flight. Their length of stay in Bali was also longer than the average length of stay of Asian travelers ranging from 10 - 14 days. Their length of stay could be mapped based on their origin like those from Moscow had an average length of stay of around 10-12 days. Meanwhile, those from Vladivostok and other region had the length of stay of around 14 days with the accommodation located adjacent to the beach. “The Russian tourist becoming a new market segment for Bali is surfer. They would choose the accommodation situated close to surfing site. Even, those surfers like to choose the accommodation near the beach in Kuta as offering economical room rates,” he affirmed. (kmb27)


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Sempidi and Kuta Market projected to be hygienic market Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Sempidi and Kuta Market are projected to become hygienic market where all the products on sale are free from preservatives. Badung County has proposed the two markets to the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) of Bali to get the label.

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The cremation ceremony of the Ubud Royal Family

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tropical escape. Mulia Resort with its extensive facilities and activities is certainly a great destination for family travelers and dynamic people who enjoy a vibrant resort lifestyle. Throughout the festive season, endless entertainment will be available for guests to enjoy such as traditional Christmas carols and Jermaine Paul the acclaimed season two winner of NBC’s “ The Voice” will deliver a captivating performance to celebrate the New Year with his signature soulful voice.

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013 2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli. IBP/file

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Thousands of people enthusiastic to watch the procession royal palace senior figure Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati, Friday (Nov 1). Though in the atmosphere of Penampahan Kuningan, the cremation tradition procession of the Ubud

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Cremation of Ubud royal family

Thousands of people seemed vivacious to see the cremation procession of the deceased Tjokorda Istri Sri Tjandrawati, 59, the wife of Ubud

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The Head of Badung Cooperative, Industry and SME Trade, Ketut Karpiana, revealed that his party was still waiting for checking from the BPOM. The BPOM team would inspect directly the two markets to test their feasibility to become a hygienic market. This process took time. Karpiana predicted the BPOM team would go down next year. In order that both markets could become a hygienic market, Karpiana mentioned, his party did the arrangement and guidance to traders. Traders were encouraged to provide merchandise and foodstuff products, especially processed foods without preservatives. “All the merchandise at Sempidi and Kuta Market will be free from preservatives, either they are processed food or raw materials,” said Karpiana recently. Additionally, in order to empower the traditional markets to meet the modern market standards, the tare accuracy or weight also posed an important indicator. At these two markets, traders were not allowed to commit any fraud. Further he said that with the arrangement effort the Sempidi and Kuta Market were expected to become an option for tourists to do shopping. Travelers would be expected to feel the atmosphere of traditional markets without having to worry about the products purchased as they were already hygienic or had met the correct proportion. “When it has been labeled, public will have more confidence and more people will come to shop,” he said. (kmb25)

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royal family utilizing luxurious bade tower remained to be an attraction for residents and tourists. At approximately 12:50 a.m., the procession of cow sarcophagus and bade tower was leading to cemetery of Dalem Puri Ubud at Peliatan, about 900 meters from Ubud Grand Place. A number of ritual paraphernalia preceded the procession of bade tower and cow sarcophagus carried by thousands of residents. The bade tower with the height of 26 meters, weight of about 6 tons had to open the transverse power cable along the road. However, a number of traffic signs and street lighting were damaged due to hit by the bade tower. Splendor of the cremation ceremony held by the Ubud royal family was seen from the morning. In the ancak saji of royal palace was

held Gambuh Dance and some other sacred dances like Baris Dance en masse. A number of invitees were still coming at the end of the cremation ceremony. Among them, there were Minister Jro Wacik, Kadek Arimbawa (Bali Regional Representative), Bali Police Chief, Commander of the Udayana Regional Command, Chairman of Bali House, Chairman of Gianyar House, Regional Secretary of Gianyar, senior figure of royal palace across Bali, Chairman of Bali Post (KMB) Satria Naradha and a number of Bali and Gianyar public figures. One of the senior figures of the Ubud Royal Palace, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Tjok Ace) expressed his gratitude to all guests attending the ceremony along with the cremation of the deceased Tjok Istri Tjandrawati. On behalf of the

Ubud Palace big family, Tjok Ace also apologized for any unpleasant things ever made during her sickness. “On behalf of family, please do accept our sincere apologies if there may be something unpleasant during her lifetime,” he said. During her life time, the deceased devoted to cultural activities and last served in the Social Affairs of Bali Province. She was the younger sister of the former Regent of Gianyar Tjokorda Budi Suryawan and left her husband Tjok Putra Sukawati and two children consisting of Tjokorda Gde Agung Ichiro Sukawati and Tjokorda Gde Angghara Sukawati. The deceased fondly called Cok Sri Bulan died at the age of 59 years on October 14, 2013 at approximately 9:50 a.m. at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. (kmb16)

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

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

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

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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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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - “Ender’s Game,” the futuristic story of children forced to fight an enemy race, battled to the top of box office charts in the United States and Canada, defeating senior citizen buddy comedy “Last Vegas” and animated turkey tale “Free Birds.” Based on a best-selling 1985 novel, “Ender’s Game” collected $28 million in ticket sales over its first three days, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Raunchy comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which topped last weekend’s charts, dropped to second place with $20.5 million. “Last Vegas” debuted in the No. 3 spot, grabbing $16.5 million. Elsewhere, Marvel action hero Thor hammered into international theaters for sequel “Thor: The Dark World,” hauling in $109.4 million from Wednesday through Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said. The movie debuts in the United States and Canada on Friday.

“Ender’s Game” stars Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, a young boy who is singled out for his superior intellect and put through advanced warfare training. Harrison Ford plays Colonel Graff, the man who isolates Ender from his comrades and manipulates him into commanding a war. The movie is the latest adaptation of a young adult novel brought to the big screen by studios hoping to start a new blockbuster franchise like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.” “Ender’s Game” finished in line with projections from box office analysts, who forecast a $25 million to $30 million start. The movie was produced for $110 million by Lions Gate Entertainment’s Summit

Entertainment studio, Oddlot Entertainment and visual effects company Digital Domain. More than half - 54 percent - of the audience was over age 25, making its appeal to younger moviegoers and potential for a sequel less clear. “It looks like ‘Ender’s Game’ is oneand-done,” said Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co., noting that with next week’s big domestic opening of “Thor” “there won’t be much of the box office pie left for ‘Ender’s Game.’” A-LIST CAST “Last Vegas” stars an A-list cast of Oscar-winning actors Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline, playing four lifelong friends who reunite for a bachelor party. Mary Steenburgen plays a Vegas lounge singer in the movie, produced by CBS Films, a unit of CBS Corp, with a small budget of $28 million.

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LONDON — A biography of Italian fascist Gabriele D’Annunzio has won Britain’s leading nonfiction book prize. “The Pike,” by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, was awarded the 20,000 pound ($32,000) Samuel Johnson Prize on Monday. The book tells the story of D’Annunzio, a debauched Italian artist who became a national hero. Martin Rees, who chaired the judging panel, praised Hughes-Hallett’s “intricate crafting” of the narrative and said readers will be transfixed by her portrayal of “repellent egotist” D’Annunzio. “Her original experimentation with form transcends the conventions of biography,” Rees said. Hughes-Hallett has written two other books: “Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions” and “Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen.” For the Samuel Johnson Prize, she beat out other finalists including Charles Moore’s “Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography;” Charlotte Higgins’ portrait of ancient Britain, “Under Another Sky;” and “A Sting in the Tale” by bee conservationist Dave Goulson. “Empires of the Dead,” a history of World War I cemeteries by David Crane, and William

Dalrymple’s 19th-century Afghan saga “Return of the King” also were on the shortlist.

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President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (middle) during the opening session of Bali Democracy Forum V, last year. The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VI in Nusa Dua, Bali Province to support developing democracies throughout the world.

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DENPASAR - The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VI in Nusa Dua, Bali Province to support developing democracies throughout the world.

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New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, center, holds her prize and stands with the Duchess of Cornwall and Robert Macfarlane, Chair of judges, after winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in central London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013.

“We have chosen the theme Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society for BDF VI. We will return the running of BDF VI to its original format, that is at a ministerial level meeting,” said Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa during a press conference. According to the Foreign Minister, the Ministry will hold a forum on November 7-8, 2013 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Cen-

ter (BNDCC) in Nusa Dua, Bali Province. Marty said a number of Heads of State will attend the forum, including Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who will open the forum on the first day. “The Forum will be inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang

Yudhoyono, along with the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam and Prime Minister of Timor Leste. There will be at least 81 countries and 3 international organizations attending the meeting,” Marty said. He added that at least 30 ministers will join the forum. There are two sub-themes that will be discussed during BDF VI, including the explanation of free and fair general elections held in participating BDF countries. The second sub-theme is an explanation of how to build and strengthen democratic institutions in each country. “This forum reflected Indone-

sia’s contribution in creating a conducive situation in Asia Pacific. The representatives will also explain what has been done to establish democracy and, at the same time, we also learn from other countries about what they are doing to develop democracy,” Marty said. Establishment of democracy The establishment of democracy in a number of countries will be discussed at the 6th Bali Democracy Forum scheduled in Nusa Dua, Bali, on November 7-8, a foreign ministry official said. “We think during the discussions that the Arab Spring, or the devel-

opment of democracy in a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa, would also be touched upon,” the director general of information and public diplomacy, A.M. Fachir, said. He said participating countries would discuss the evolving of democracy in various countries, in view of democratic movements in Syria and Egypt. He said there are three principles that could be offered by the BDF to the participating countries, including that democracy can be the foundation of a nation, but it must grow out of its own will.

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