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Universal shuts down ‘Fast & Furious 7’ production

Universal Pictures has shut down production on “Fast & Furious 7” indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker. The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down “for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.” The seventh installment of the street car racing series had begun shooting in September. While much of “Fast & Furious 7” has been filmed, it’s far from complete. When Walker, 40, died in a fiery car crash Saturday north of Los Angeles, the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shooting had been planned to resume

Monday in Atlanta, but production was put on hold following Walker’s death. Universal had been trying to fast-track “Fast & Furious 7” for a July 11 release, a date that’s likely to be postponed. Universal hasn’t yet announced any release date change. “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended ‘Fast & Furious’ family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the studio said in a statement.

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Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the high-powered Porsche driven by his friend crashed, according to autopsy results released Wednesday. The actor died from the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” according to the autopsy released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. At the wheel was Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend, financial adviser and co-owner of a professional racing team. The two died when Rodas’ 2005 Porsche Carrera GT smashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames.

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Wonder Woman cast for Batman and Superman film

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Activist holds a banner during a protest against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Divisions over food subsidies widened among members of the World Trade Organization on Thursday, making it unlikely a landmark trade deal could be reached with just a day left to the end of talks.

Bleak outlook for WTO deal

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NUSA DUA - Divisions over food subsidies widened among members of the World Trade Organization on Thursday, making it unlikely a landmark trade deal could be reached with just a day left to the end of talks. Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File

Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen. Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ superhero team-up film with Batman and Superman, the studio announced Wednesday. Already starring in the currently untitled film are Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. Created in the 1940s and outfitted in patriotic colors, Wonder Woman was most famously played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” television series. But despite the character’s considerable cultural impact, Wonder Woman hasn’t previously made it into the movies. Wonder Woman’s inclusion in the film brings it closer to a full gathering of DC Comics’ Justice League, which also features the Flash, Aquaman and others. Warner Bros. hasn’t announced any further castings in the film, except that it will return many of the stars of Zac Snyder’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel.” Gadot is a former model who competed for Israel in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant. She has starred in several of the “Fast & Furious” films, including “Fast & Furious 6,” released earlier this year. “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” director Zac Snyder said in a statement. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role.” A sequel to Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” the Batman-Superman film is set to begin production early next year, and to be released in July 2015.

After 12 years of fruitless negotiation, diplomats warned that failure at a meeting this week on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali would devastate the body’s credibility as developed nations turn towards regional and bilateral trade talks. A Bali trade deal, already diluted to the “low-hanging fruit” of the moribund Doha round of talks, largely hinges on India and whether the world’s second most populous country can find common ground with the United States and other developed countries on food subsidies. India has repeatedly said it will not compromise on its policy of subsidising food for hundreds of millions of poor citizens. The tough stance has started to gain backers from developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America, India’s trade minister said.

“Countries with maybe more than 75 percent of the world’s population stand by India on this issue,” Anand Sharma told reporters. “It is better to have no agreement then to have a bad agreement.” Around 20 countries were in favour of India’s position, said a diplomat, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue. The trade talks also involve less contentious issues, such as assistance for the least developed countries and setting standards for handling the cross-border shipment of goods. Estimates of the value of the Bali deal to the world economy vary, with some as high as $1 trillion. Experts say it would be far more important than abolishing import tariffs

globally, since bureaucracy and opaque rules are a bigger brake on trade. If talks fail, the WTO may see its role as global custodian of the world’s trade rules being eroded by regional pacts now being negotiated, such as the U.S.-led 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership and a U.S.-EU tie-up known as TTIP. “Let us not sugar-coat reality: leaving Bali this week without an agreement would deal a debilitating blow to the WTO as a forum for multilateral negotiations,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Wednesday. “And if that happens, the unfortunate truth is that the loss will be felt most heavily by those members who can least afford it.” Yemen, poised to become the body’s 160th member next year, remained optimistic for a last-minute deal to help open up much needed investment in the second-poorest Arab state. “I don’t see a complete collapse of the WTO,” Yemen’s trade minister Saadaldeen Talib told Reuters. “That is not going to happen. Wisdom will prevail.”


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India resists mounting pressure in WTO impasse Agence France-Presse

NUSA DUA - India on Thursday shrugged off mounting pressure to compromise in a global impasse over food security that has cast the future of the World Trade Organisation into doubt. New Delhi’s insistence that it be allowed to stockpile and subsidise grain for its millions of hungry poor has emerged as a major stumbling block at a WTO conference of trade ministers in Bali. The WTO has warned that failure to reach a compromise on that and other issues could be a death blow to the body’s 12-year-old effort to remove trade barriers, which is at a stalemate. “This is a fundamental issue. We

will never compromise,” Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told reporters at the conference venue on the Indonesian resort island. The WTO launched its main “Doha Round” of talks in Qatar in 2001, aiming to create an open trading environment and rules that are fair to both rich and poor countries. But protectionist disputes, particularly between the industrialised and developing worlds, have made

progress elusive. New WTO chief Roberto Azevedo of Brazil is pushing for an agreement in Bali on a more modest package touching on agricultural subsidies and other issues, hoping to buy time until Doha can be revived. With the clock ticking on the fourday conference, which ends Friday, diplomatic efforts have stepped up. Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, chair of the talks, said he

and Azevedo were seeking to broker a compromise between India and the United States. Washington and some other trading nations are said to feel the Indian position violates WTO limits on subsidies and fear stockpiled grain could end up on global markets, skewing prices. The crux of the impasse is New Delhi’s demand that it be made exempt from any WTO challenges over the issue indefinitely, while the Bali package would limit the exemption period. “This doesn’t mean that this is a mission impossible,” said Wirjawan, who has called for compromise in comments that appeared aimed at New Delhi.Earlier on Thursday, EU

Abrasion on Delod Berawah Beach expands Bali Post

JEMBRANA - Since having got no handling, in the long run the abrasion on the Delod Berawah Beach is increasingly widespread. Even, seawater is eroding the revetment of waterboom object in the area of Jembrana tourist attraction. Water of the pool existing at the location of tourist area also overflows to inundate a number

of gazebos provided for recreation. Some parts of the breakwater construction on the east side of the waterboom were destroyed. Rigid concretes installed in the ground were damaged because they were destroyed by huge waves. “Indeed, huge waves do not happen every day, but once coming they destroy the walls. As a result, we are forced to evacuate

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Since having got no handling, in the long run the abrasion on the Delod Berawah Beach is increasingly widespread. Even, seawater is eroding the revetment of waterboom object in the area of Jembrana tourist attraction.

the cattle,” explained a resident who was herding cattle near the waterboom. The resident did not know exactly when the breakwater was destroyed. However, when huge waves came they overflowed to get near the pool. Besides, the abrasion also caused the agricultural land owned by residents to be very close to the shoreline. Even, some of which were inundated with water and no longer productive. Then, the abrasion expanded to the west side, namely to the venue of melasti procession and waterboom pool. Headman of Delod Berawah, Made Rentana, when asked for his confirmation last Monday justified the widespread abrasion in the region. Nevertheless, his party had attempted to make and submit a proposal to ask for assistance of breakwater to relevant agencies. According to him, dozens of hectares of land owned by residents had vanished due to abrasion. Similarly, the waterboom and the venue of melasti procession were also threatened. “Revetment (of waterboom) has begun to crumble, we’ve made a proposal for handling this abrasion,” he explained. Meanwhile, the land near the fishing pond originally intended for recreational purpose was admitted to have flooded. It was the overflowing water from the fishing pond and Subak Klencung because the channel into the sea was clogged by sand. (kmb26)

Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht hinted at possible movement behind closed doors. “There has been a development in the Indian position but it is difficult to say what that could mean,” he said. India’s ruling Congress Party is facing tough elections next year, but Sharma said domestic politics were not a factor in its WTO stance. He framed the issue as a divide between industrialised countries and a developing world that he said viewed WTO rules as favouring rich nations.“India speaks for the vast majority of people in the developing countries and the poor countries. India is not alone,” he said.

RI, Slovakia sign US$50 million investment agreement Antara

NUSA DUA - Indonesia and Slovakia reached a US$850 million investment agreement at their third Joint Commission Session and eighth Business Round Table meeting in Bali on Monday, the Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday. The investment value was the latest progress made, outside of the investment by the two countries in 20112012, at about US$1.2 billion, the ministry said in a press statement. The Indonesian delegation to the Joint Commission Session was led by Dian Triansyah Djani, director general for America and Europe at the Foreign Ministry, while the Slovakian delegation was chaired by Tomas Malatinsky, director general of international trade at the Economic Affairs Ministry. At the end of the meeting, both sides signed the minutes of the meeting, containing the substance of cooperation related to priority fields, including trade, investment, standardization, agriculture, energy, forestry and the environment. The Joint Commission Session was followed by the eight Business Round Table meetings, which were opened by Dian Triansyah Djani, with Tomas Malatinsky as a keynote speaker. Indonesia and Slovakia have investment potentials of high economic value in the fields of manufacturing, energy and food security, Dian Triansyah Djani said. In 2013, both countries signed five investment agreements, which will be realized in Indonesia, including the construction of a power plant and cement factory.

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GHM to unveil Chedi Club Jimbaran IBP

The hotel management group that gave travellers The Nam Hai, The Legian Bali and The Chedi Muscat has revealed plans for its latest luxury offering: an all-villa enclave set at Jimbaran on Bali. GHM announced The Chedi Club Jimbaran is on track to welcome its first guests in the third quarter of 2014. Encompassing 34 butler-serviced pool villas nestled within a 22,000-square-metre estate, the hotel’s spaces are the creation of Robert Nation, principal of Nation Architects, and Jaya Ibrahim, one of Indonesia’s foremost interior decorators. GHM’s fourth property on the Island of the Gods is expected to set a new precedent for privacy in Jimbaran Bay. Each pool villa will feature round-the-clock butler and in-room dining services, a full kitchen and a Balinese pavilion for al fresco meals and barbecues. The intimacy of the hotel’s villa design will be complemented by GHM’s signature five-star facilities, including a 25-metre U-shaped swimming pool, a restaurant specialising in contemporary Asian and Indonesian cuisine, a cigar

lounge and library, spa and health club. “We are redefining the concept of a stay experience where guests have their own butlers, their own pools, and their own dining venues, in a setting that is not only private but rejuvenating,” said GHM President Hans R. Jenni. “From a holistic standpoint, this exclusive property represents the opportunity for guests to appreciate yet another side of Bali, in a truly GHM style.” The Chedi Club Jimbaran will be GHM’s third property to debut over the course of a half-year period, following the opening of The Chedi Sakala in November 2013 and The Chedi Andermatt on December 20, 2013. The Chedi Club Jimbaran is located 5.5 kilometres or a 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport; and a 30-minute drive from the dining and entertainment district of Seminyak.

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

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

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

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Friday, December 6, 2013

International

Fashion honours iconic Moss as Playboy cover revealed

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JAKARTA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent Indonesia US$ 224 million for electricity installations on the Bali Island, which will help meet the electricity needs of the tourism sector.

LONDON - Iconic supermodel Kate Moss was on Monday honoured by the British fashion industry for her 25-year career, shortly after her Playboy cover celebrating the magazine’s 60th anniversary was revealed.

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US designer Marc Jacobs handed the model her Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards ceremony at London’s Coliseum. The British Fashion Council called the 39-year-old “fearless and intuitive” and praised her “strong work ethic and knowledge of the fashion industry”. Moss began her modelling career aged 14 after being discovered by talent scout Sarah Doukas in New York. Ever since, the Londonborn model has graced the front covers of the world’s fashion magazines and newspapers, transfixed by her highprofile romances including actor Johnny Depp and bad-boy rocker Pete Doherty. Leading figures from the world of fashion lined up to pay tribute. Celebrity snapper Mario Testino said Moss -- the world’s most prolific Vogue cover girl -- had “made many people dream”. “The moment she puts on an outfit, it takes another identity,” he explained. “She adds personality to fashion and I personally can never get enough of her.” Designer Donatella Versace highlighted Moss’s “energy, charm and wit”, adding “I love you Kate!” Earlier Monday, racy shots from her 18-page spread in the January/February edition of Playboy were released. Editorial director Jimmy Jellinek said: “Playboy’s anniversary edition is a testament to 60 years of beautiful women, discerning taste, sexual emancipation, groundbreaking fiction and worldchanging journalism. “Having Kate Moss, a global icon and the most important supermodel of the past 25 years, appear on our cover makes this issue the perfect way to launch Playboy’s next 60 years.”

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In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, a model wears a creation for Missoni women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy. Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.’s color of the year for 2014.

Growing trend for 2014

Orchid as top color Associated Press

NEW YORK — Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.’s color of the year for 2014.It follows this year’s pick of emerald green. Officially known as Radiant Orchid, the tropical shade is a colorwheel contrast to green, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, but it’s not the red that would have been a more obvious choice. “It’s a little different, it’s a little off the beaten path, and it’s not a primary color,” she explains. “It’s an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers (an) opportunity to do creative things.” And, she said, that’s what pop culture wants right now. “People associate purple with creativity and originality — and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven’t tried before.” Pantone sets color standards for commercial use by design industries. Eiseman expects people will take to it quickly because it’s a flattering color for many skin tones and complementary neutral colors, but it will also look like something people haven’t seen in a while. That should work in

an economy that’s uncertain — not totally up, not fully down. “This is an opportunity to look at what you’ve already got in your closet and add to it. It will feel like the right amount of change.” The runways and red carpet have already had a few orchid moments, and Eiseman notes it’s a color that first lady Michelle Obama often wears. Even menswear has seen hints of it, with Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermengildo Zegna incorporating it into ties and trims. Pantone’s pick for color of the year will, in theory, have a strong presence in fashion, beauty, home design and consumer products. “It’s very relevant for spring, but I think even going into next fall it can be very pretty,” said Colleen Sherin, senior fashion director of upscale department store Saks Fifth Avenue. “In ready-to-wear, it mixes with other tones like chocolate browns, and burgundy or Bordeaux makes for a deeper, richer tonal story.” Sherin has invested the retailer’s resources in orchid, and an orchid-colored Gucci handbag has already been photographed for a Saks ad. It will translate just as well into lip color and eye shadow, and in home furnishings, she said. “I would love it in velvet. It would look so luxurious.”

“The electricity supply will push industry and other commercial sectors’ growth, particularly related to tourism,” ADB Senior Energy Specialist of Southeast Asia Department Aruna Wanniachchi said on Wednesday. Till date, electrification in Bali has been pegged at 69 percent, of which 46 percent is dominated by the commercial sector, while the State Electricity Company (PLN) still depends on a diesel power plant, which costs more. According to the master plan, the electricity installations in Bali will boost electricity delivery through 220 kilometer-long grids and a create 1,500 megawatts (MW) of capacity on the Java Island. ADB’s project will also develop 500/150 kilovolt substations in East Java for electricity supply and build new 500/150 kilovolt substations in Antosari, Bali, to receive electricity delivery, as well as

upgrade 11 old 150/20 kilovolt substations’ capacity. Currently, the Java-Bali grids are connected through two 150 kilovolt submarine cables, which have a 200 megawatt capacity. PLN has been building two addition cables to add a 200 MW capacity by 2014. Wanniachchi stated that ADB funds could be used to boost economic growth for Bali’s four million-strong population, of which 20 percent fall below the national poverty line. “This infrastructure project will also generate new employment for the locals around the site,” he added. Besides ADB, a project for infrastructure development in Bali worth US$ 410 million was also financed with a US$ 25 million loan from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and US$ 162 million allocated from the Indonesian government’s budget.

An official doing electricity maintenance in Bali Island. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent Indonesia US$ 224 million for electricity installations on the Bali Island, which will help meet the electricity needs of the tourism sector.

President urged to lead creation of new trading sytem Antara

NUSA DUA - The executive director of Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), Riza Damanik, has urged President Yudhoyono to take the lead in creating a new multilateral trading system that is not as exploitative as the World Trade Organization (WTO). “The President has ordered the Indonesian delegation to take an active role in persuading the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a new multilateral trading system that will be mutually complementary and based on the principle of solidarity,” Riza Damanik said on Wednesday. He said that the existing trading system under the WTO made trade highly competitive, especially for countries selling similar products in different markets. In fact, the initial principle that led countries to engage in trade

with other nations -- exchanging goods produced at home for those that could not be produced at home -- no longer holds true. “For example, we can import dates that cannot be produced in Indonesia from Arab countries,” he pointed out. Today, however, Indonesia also imports products it can produce at home, such as soybeans from the United States and milk from Europe. He noted that the WTO forum is increasingly being used by advanced countries to force developing countries to implement policies that allow developed countries to control production and markets in developing nations. On Tuesday, President Yudhoyono officially opened the ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali.

The four-day meeting, from December 3 to 8, is being attended by 159 WTO member countries. The meeting aims to forge a multilateral trade deal after 12 years of delays under the Doha round. In his opening address, President Yudhoyono called on the delegates to cooperate and draft an agreement that promotes a fair and inclusive multilateral trading system. “I really hope that significant progress is made in the negotiations in Bali,” the president noted. The president added that now is the right time to encourage multilateral trade and prevent the global economy from falling into recession. He also said that he believes multilateral trade could boost people’s welfare and alleviate poverty in various parts of the world.

Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, who is the chairman of the WTO Ministerial Conference, noted that the success of the conference would send a strong message to the world about the multilateral trading system and the WTO. Gita also warned that multilateral trade faces the risk of failure if no agreement is reached at the Bali conference. “Multilateral trade will be vulnerable to attack and WTO policies will be questioned if we don’t reach an agreement here,” he added. After 12 fruitless years under the Doha round, there are high expectations that the WTO’s member countries will arrive at an agreement in Bali, Gita noted. “The Doha Round has continued for 12 years and it would reflect badly on all of us if there is no agreement in Bali,” he said.

Gita stated that certain issues have been agreed upon by some states, but there are some issues that every state needs to agree upon. Indonesia, as the conference host, has the obligation to bridge the interests of the poor and developing nations with those of the developed countries through a Bali package. There are three main issues that need to be resolved at Bali. “The bargaining issue of least developed countries has been agreed upon by the 159 member countries,” said Gita. Indonesia will push for agreement on at least one main issue in Bali if the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference faces another deadlock in negotiations. The Bali package deals with several issues, including trade facilitation, agriculture and the problems of least developed countries.


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Nine assets of Bali government problematic Bali Post

DENPASAR — Asset management of Bali government was questioned by the Asset Special Committee of Bali House. It happened because a lot of assets were problematic, and some assets had changed hands. At least, nine assets of Bali government had been revealed to be problematic, both those having owned a verdict and still under process of court. It was revealed in the meeting between the Asset Special Committee of Bali House and Asset Team of Bali Province led by the Asset Bureau, Wednesday (Dec 4). The Head of Asset Bureau, Ketut Adiarsa, recognized that many assets of provincial government were problematic and needed to be resolved with the Asset Special Committee. Based on the presentation, there were at least nine serious problems involving a large amount of provincial assets. Firstly, it was related to the former land with right of cultivation (HGU) No. 2 and 3 at Sumberklampok village, Buleleng, spreading across 419.8 hectares. Secondly, it was the former land with right of cultivation No.1 at Pemuteran village, Gerokgak subdistrict, Buleleng. PT Margarana still claimed the extension of right of cultivation denoting a priority right of the former holder of the right of cultivation. Provincial govern-

ment won in the District Court, but PT Margarana filed an appeal to the Supreme Court. Thirdly, it was related to the evidence land of DN 11 at Ungasan village, Badung. Fourthly, the land with SHP No.30, 39 and 50 located at Sidakarya village had double certificate with the right of cultivation No.68 on behalf of PT Graha Aneka Jasa Utama. Bali government lost in the appeal’s decision in the Supreme Court and there should be an elimination mechanism of the land asset through the approval of the Bali House. Fifthly, the provincial government was sued related to the land with SHP No.87 located at Sumerta Kelod village, precisely in front of the Bali Revenue Service with an area of 14.5 ares and it was still in an appeal process in the Supreme Court.

Sixthly, related to the land (HP No.2) located at Kesiman Kertalangu village with an area of 8.9 hectares or better known as the former recreation park, provincial government had litigants with Boedi Hartono as the winning bidder of right to use building (HGB). As per the decision of the Supreme Court, provincial government won. However, the National Land Agency of Bali Office stated the decision of State Administration Court could not be used as the grounds for the cancellation of right to use building, so the provincial government was asked to do a civil suit. “For that matter, Legal Bureau is preparing the lawsuit materials,” explained Adiarsa. Seventhly, it was related to the state paddy field (SN) under mortgage in Northern Kuta total-

ly reaching the area of 120 plots of land. The government had difficulty to submit the certificate because the tenants claimed the land as their right. Even, the community was filing in order the land could become their property. Eighthly, it concerned with the utilization of land owned by provincial government for residence of former transmigration in East Timor. Ninthly, it was related to the transfer of ownership of some 2.5 hectares of land posing the asset of provincial government at Bali Hyatt Sanur. In the passage of time, the asset was changed into share of ownership of Bali Province, but in the end the share had been sold. Until now, this problem had not been resolved who were getting involved in this conspiracy. On hearing the exposure, a number of members of the Asset Special Committee spoke and criticized the executive. Made Supartha and Ida Bagus Putu Parta accused the Bali government of being very slow in resolving the asset issue. Even, there was indication if the execu-

tive was getting involved in the conspiracy. “Do not let any person in the executive get involved in the conspiracy related to the asset management. Therefore, the Asset Special Committee needs to work maximally to identify, inventory and validate the existence of these assets,” added IB Parta. Supartha known to be vocal highlighted that there were still a lot of assets leased at low price, so it resulted in a suspicion of collusion. Hence, the Asset Special Committee would also explore the matter. “We question about the mechanism of leasing the assets because many of them do not correspond to the market price and become the finding of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK),” added the PDI-P politician. Chairman of the Asset Special Committee, Made Arjaya, asserted the asset problems would be resolved gradually so that they could be accomplished when the tenure of the House ended. (kmb29)

Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship drops in at Celukan Bawang Bali Post

SINGARAJA - The atmosphere of Celukan Bawang Harbor in Gerokgak was different from the usual, Wednesday (Dec 4). As a rule, the harbor is only docked by freight vessels, but last Wednesday it was dropped in by Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship from the United States. The Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship carried 432 travelers. When coming down from the cruise ship, they received special welcome. Aside from welcomed by baleganjur gamelan, the travelers were also greeted by the officials of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency and Pelindo III of Celukan Bawang. After a short break, the entourage took four tour packages to Northern Bali, namely the excursion to the West Bali National Park--Pemuteran, Julah-- Sembiran tourism village, Bedugul tourist area and the city tour–Buleleng Museum and Gedong Kirtya. The Seabourn Odyssey was the third biggest cruise ship dropping in at Celukan Bawang in 2013. The ship was 198 meters in length and had the weight of 32,000 gross tons. The Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Ketut Warkadea, said the sojourn of the cruise ship posed the result of cooperation made by the Buleleng County with the Directorate General of Domestic Destinations, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. During the presence in the WTM London, the ministry considered the Celukan Bawang the best natural harbor. It had calm currents and the waves were not too high. “So, it will be easier for the vessels to dock and the hull will not be damaged due to friction with the dock,” he said. However, the ministry requested in order the Celukan Bawang could be well arranged and made a special dock for cruise ships. Thus, the cruise ship had separate pier from the freight vessels. “In addition, people are also asked to behave friendly and no hawkers are allowed to enter into the harbor area,” he said. (kmb15)

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Australian royal prank DJ settles case, resigns SYDNEY - An Australian DJ whose royal prank call to a London hospital resulted in the suicide of a nurse has settled her workplace lawsuit with the network and resigned. Mel Greig also won a public concession from her employer, Southern Cross Austereo, that she had not been responsible for broadcasting the call and had suggested it be edited before being aired. “Mel Greig wishes to make it clear that, as an announcer, she was not responsible for the decision to broadcast the hoax call,” Austereo said in a statement published late Wednesday. “Prior to the call being broadcast she made suggestions for changes to be made to the recording of the call. (Sydney radio station) 2Day FM decided that the call should be broadcast without alteration.” The concessions were made in an announcement from Austereo that it had “amicably resolved” an industrial tribunal case with Greig, who had filed a workplace safety complaint over the prank. The DJ, who has been on an extended leave of absence, had also resigned effective December 31, Austereo said. Greig endured a global backlash after the death of Indian-born hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found hanged three days after transferring a hoax call to staff caring for Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate Middleton. Posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles on the phone, Greig and co-host Michael Christian, from Southern Cross Austereo, were able to get details of Middleton’s condition on air. Austereo said it had contributed a “substantial” sum to a trust recently set up to help Saldanha’s family, adding that Greig “also wishes to pass on her personal condolences and regrets to the Saldanha family”. The prank, which made global headlines, saw advertising suspended and both DJs taken off the air.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before heading to their meeting at the Zhongnanhai diplomatic compound in Beijing December 5, 2013.

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BEIJING - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States and China have “profound disagreements” over the treatment of American journalists in the country.

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The atmosphere of Celukan Bawang Harbor in Gerokgak was different from the usual, Wednesday (Dec 4). As a rule, the harbor is only docked by freight vessels, but last Wednesday it was dropped in by Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship from the United States.

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The comments by Biden are the highest-level statement out of Washington on the state of press freedoms in China. Biden’s statement came two days after the United Kingdom protested to China for barring a Bloomberg News reporter from an event in Beijing attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The reporter had travelled to China to cover Cameron’s visit. Biden, addressing U.S. executives in Beijing, said “innovation will thrive where people breathe freely, speak freely, are able to challenge orthodoxy, where newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences”. “We have many disagreements,

some profound disagreements on some of those issues right now the treatment of U.S. journalists,” Biden said. “But I believe China will be stronger, more stable and more innovative if it respects universal human rights.” When asked about Biden’s remarks, China’s foreign ministry said the country manages foreign reporters according to law. “In recent years, we have provided an extremely convenient atmosphere for foreign reporters reporting in China, and the results have been plain for all to see,” ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing. Biden’s comments illustrate Washington’s concern over China’s intensified efforts to restrict

the activities of foreign news organisations. Both the New York Times Co and Bloomberg News have not been given new journalist visas for more than a year after they published stories about the wealth of family members of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and President Xi Jinping, respectively. In November, the Chinese government rejected the visa application of Paul Mooney, an American journalist whom Thomson Reuters had extended an offer to work in China. Foreign reporters working in China face numerous difficulties, including lack of access to top officials and harassment and even violence when covering sensitive events like protests.

New book probes Bhutto murder failures

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NEW YORK - A new book brings to a wider audience a theory of cover-up, sweeping blame and staggering security failures behind the 2007 assassination of Pakistan’s ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Author and Chilean diplomat Heraldo Munoz headed a damning UN report in 2010 that said Bhutto’s death could have been prevented and that Pakistan deliberately failed to investigate properly. Now a UN assistant secretary general, his book “Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan”, goes on sale in the United States next week. Oxford-educated Bhutto served twice as prime minister and had returned from exile to stand in elections when she was killed in a gun and suicide attack on December 27, 2007. Six years later, no one has been convicted of her murder. The government at the time blamed the Pakistani Taliban. Despite scant evidence, a Pakistani court this August charged Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s ruler from 1999-2008, with her killing. Munoz compares the assassination to a collective murder plot in a 17th century play and singles out Pakistan’s ex-interior minister in particular for refusing to give straight answers. Asked at a New York launch event whether he feared for his life during his investigation, Munoz said “not really”, but revealed that in around January 2010 he was forced to step up security. “I got a warning from a very trustworthy source that ‘these people’ are capable of anything and ‘these people’ don’t know the world,” he told the audience. Munoz likened the best explanation for who killed Bhutto to the 17th century Spanish play “Fuenteovejuna” by Felix Arturo Lope de Vega, in which a village united together to kill a hated commander. Al-Qaeda wanted her dead, the Pakistani Taliban executed the attack -- possibly with support of rogue intelligence agents -- and local police did a cover-up, Munoz said. Bhutto’s own security failed her and those who encouraged her to return to Pakistan did not provide her with protection, Munoz argues.


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Tokyo to launch billions stimulus package

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DENPASAR - In fact, the assets of Bali government in the form of official vehicles have not entirely complied with administrative requirement and owned complete papers. So far, there are 80 vehicles owned by Bali government without registration certificate (BPKB). “Almost 80 units of official vehicles in eight regional working units (SKPD) have no registration certificate,” said the Head of the Bali Government Asset Bureau, Ketut Adiarsa, Wednesday (Dec 4).

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TOKYO - Tokyo will announce a spending package worth almost $54 billion on Thursday, media reports said, in a bid to offset a tax hike that comes into effect next year and which critics fear will derail Japan’s economic recovery. sector and local government spending, the reports said. An announcement is expected later in the day. The move comes as concern grows that April’s sales tax hike -- to 8.0 percent from 5.0 percent -- will stall Japan’s recovery that has been achieved by a policy blitz launched by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Economists estimate the impact on households at some 8.0 trillion yen, dealing a blow to consumer demand just as the economy is picking up. The scheme, a mix of government spending and central bank monetary easing, has been credited with helping stoke a sharp decline in the yen, in turn boosting exporters, and stoking the best economic growth among G7 nations in the first

half of the year. Abe’s plan also calls for big reforms in the long-laggard economy, including shaking up the labour market and signing free-trade pacts. But Japan’s sizzling growth -- which has earned Abe high approval ratings -- slowed in the third-quarter and analysts have warned consumers may close their wallets after the tax hike. The increase is seen as crucial to shrinking a mammoth national debt. Standing at more than twice the size of the economy, Japan has the heaviest debt burden among industrialised nations. The International Monetary Fund, among others, has been calling on Tokyo to gets its fiscal house in order.

CEOs grow more optimistic about US economy: survey Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - US chief executives are more optimistic about improvement in the American economy, but worry that Washington’s fiscal stalemate continues to hold back growth and jobs, a survey showed Wednesday. The Business Roundtable said its fourth-quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey showed a “modest uptick” in expectations for the first half of 2014, pushing its outlook index to 84.5 from 79.1 in the third quarter. A BRT index reading above 50 indicates expectations of economic expansion. Expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring

increased for the next six months compared with the prior quarter, said BRT, which represents CEOs of leading US companies. The survey “reflects slightly increased optimism despite an underperforming economy that continues to grow more slowly than we all would like,” BRT chairman Jim McNerney, chief executive of Boeing, said in a conference call with reporters. McNerney pointed to Washington’s federal government budget impasse as leaving businesses uncertain about investment and hiring decisions. “For five years we have not had a budget,” he said. McNerney gave as an ex-

ample the bumpy rollout of President Barack Obama’s health-care reform that includes a requirement that companies with more than 50 employees must offer them health insurance. “There seems to be an exception every other day,” he said. The Boeing chief said uncertainty was not only holding back hiring, but also had reduced employment as companies shed jobs to hedge against a downside outcome. The BRT survey, conducted November 4-21, found that CEOs viewed regulations as the top cost pressure expected over the next six months, followed by labor and health-care costs.

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The 5.5-trillion-yen ($53.8 billion) stimulus will reportedly be loaded with public works spending, including construction projects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,rebuilding coastal communities shattered by the 2011 quake-tsunami and updating the country’s ageing infrastructure. Many of Japan’s roads, bridges and water systems date back to the 1960s and 70s and have seen few upgrades since. The package will also include investment and tax-incentives for business, low-income earner subsidies and assistance for disaster victims, according to Japanese media. The spending is expected to impact the world’s third-largest economy to the tune of 18.6 trillion yen including private-

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In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, file photo, a copy of Newsweek is seen at Joe’s Smoke, in Portland, Maine. Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting in 2014.

Newsweek to start printing again next year Associated Press

NEW YORK — Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year. Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine’s owners, IBT Media, want to “hit the reset button” and move to a business model where a weekly print magazine would be mainly supported by subscription fees instead of advertising. Impoco said in an interview Wednesday that officials haven’t decided how much the magazine will cost, but it’s expected to be less than $10 per issue. Newsweek had been struggling for years when The Washington Post Co. sold it for $1 in 2010 to stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman, who died the following year. Before he died, Harman placed Newsweek into a joint venture with IAC/InterActiveCorp’s The Daily Beast website, a move intended to help widen its online audience. Newsweek ceased print publication at the end of 2012. The online magazine was sold to IBT, which owns online publications including International Business Times, Medical Daily and Latin Times, in August for an undisclosed sum. Many magazines and newspapers have reduced or shut down their print editions in recent years because of weak demand from advertisers. But Impoco says officials are confident that they will be able to drum up enough print subscribers. Last month, Newsweek’s website recorded more than 5 million unique pages views. The current site had to be created from scratch after the sale to IBT. The website is free, although some mobile apps cost money.

He explained that vehicles of the provincial assets without registration certificate spreading in a number of agencies such as the Education Agency, Revenue Service, Health Agency, Social Agency and Asset Bureau. “The most vehicles are in the Education Agency and Social Agency,” he said. When asked whether the vehicles without registration certificate belonged to illegal vehicles, Adiarsa denied. “We still pay taxes anyway, so the vehicles are not illegal. However, their registration certificate indeed vanishes,” he said. He explained the vehicles were not without registration certificate from the beginning. However, the certificate vanished lost during the handover process from one regional working unit to another. In other words, the registration certificate was not included in the handover and they lost in the long run. “Its registration certificate is not unavailable from the beginning and it has lost. Perhaps, the handover of vehicle from one regional working unit to another was not coupled with each legal document. When the vehicle handover was made, the recipient agency did not check the vehicle documents. Then, it was handed over to other agency as such. So, we have difficulty to track it down,” explained Adiarsa. Responding to such condition, his party had allocated a budget for submission of the registration certificate. “The making of registration certificate duplication has been allocated in the amended regional budget 2013. In the future, we ask the regional working unit to be more orderly. Each handover of the agency vehicle must be accompanied with registration certificate,” he said. The assets bureau also conducted a control against old vehicles or those that were no longer in use to support the operating activities of the regional working unit through a sale or auction. Such an effort was also a part of the elimination against the unused assets so the management of local assets could be administratively discipline. “We have made public auction for the agency vehicles with a total of 54 units. They consisted of 28 cars, while the remaining is motorcycle. Total sales approximately reached IDR 650 million with the price limit of about IDR 300 million,” he said. On the other hand, Chairman of Commission IV of the Bali House, Nyoman Parta, had highlighted the costly maintenance budget for the agency vehicles throughout the regional working units in the Bali government totally reaching over IDR 20 billion excluding the cost of vehicle tax and submission of the registration certificate. “Maintenance budget of the agency vehicles is getting more expensive. Public Works Agency spends nearly IDR 3 billion, while in other agencies averagely reaches hundreds of millions of rupiahs. Old vehicles need higher maintenance costs, so they are better to be auctioned or replaced and will not burden the regional budget,” said Parta. (kmb29)

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The regulation bylaw draft (Ranperda) on smoke-free area (KTR) in Denpasar had been approved into regional bylaw in the Denpasar House Plenary Session, Wednesday (Dec 4). However, there were a number of points in the draft made could not be included in the clause of regulation, one of them was related to zonation of cigarette advertising placement in the form of billboard in the area of education.

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Excluded in regulation bylaw on smoke-free zone Bali Post

DENPASAR - The regulation bylaw draft (Ranperda) on smoke-free area (KTR) in Denpasar had been approved into regional bylaw in the Denpasar House Plenary Session, Wednesday (Dec 4). However, there were a number of points in the draft made by Special Committee of the House that could not be included in the clause of regulation. One of them was related to zonation of cigarette advertising placement in the form of billboard in the area of education. According to Chairman of the Special Committee of the Denpasar House, I.B. Kompyang Wiranata, his party was optimistic if the regulation could be applied effectively in Denpasar. It was the regulation for smoking people, not prohibition for people from smoking. “The smoke-free zone is a regional bylaw for public education. When the bylaw has been approved, we immediately outreach to the community,” he said. As a first step, he said, his party proposed the socialization targeting the ranks of regional working units (SKPD) in Denpasar Municipality. In that regard, his party had

made coordination with the municipal police and the Health Agency. “Having completed the process of socialization, the provisions of this regional bylaw will be implemented strictly and consistently,” he said. When contacted separately, the Advocacy Coordinator of the smoke-free zone doubling as Secretary of the Child Protection Agency (LPA) of Bali, Titik Suharyati, said there were a number of points rejected in the regulation such as the cigarette advertisement in the form of billboard in the area of education. “In the initial proposal, there was a zonation for installation of cigarette advertisement in the area of education,” she said. According to Titik Suharyati, the presence of cigarette advertisement zonation in the area of education was important. School itself had been included in the smoke-free zone. However, many cigarette advertisements were still found in front of school. “Obviously, it is overlapping. We have intensively promoted the smoke-free zone at school, but in front of school is even found many cigarette advertisements,” he said. (kmb13)


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WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama admitted Wednesday he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears -- explaining why he is sometimes seen with a bulky super secure Blackberry. “I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” Obama told a group of young people at the White House for an event promoting his health care law. He added that his daughters Sasha and Malia spend a lot of time on their iPhones. Blackberry is renowned for its strong security encryption -- one reason why it is still popular in official Washington, even as the device loses market share to other smart phones including those manufactured by Apple. The security measures on Obama’s specially adapted Blackberry came under new scrutiny this year following claims that US spies had eavesdropped on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Within days of being inaugurated president, Obama won his battle with the Secret Service to hang on to his Blackberry, despite

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fears that it was vulnerable to being hacked, would give away his whereabouts and amid worries that anything he writes could eventually be grist for congressional investigations. He has been seen scrolling down his messages in his limousine as he travels around. The president often privately talks of how frustrated he is about the White House “bubble” which makes it very difficult to communicate with normal people or to get information from the outside world that is not filtered for him by aides or the press. Aides say his Blackberry is a way to escape that confinement. The White House says the president’s personal email address was strictly limited to a small list of senior officials and personal friends, but will not detail the encryption devices that are used to secure his communications.

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A woman weeps after seeing Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as wellwishers gather to celebrate his 86th birthday near Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, December 5, 2013.

BANGKOK - Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej urged the nation to work together for “stability” in a speech Thursday on his 86th birthday, marked by an easing of tensions after violent anti-government protests. The kingdom remains on edge following several days of street clashes during demonstrations aimed at overthrowing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and curbing the political influence of her brother Thaksin. Demonstrators and police in Bangkok have been observing a temporary truce since Wednesday ahead of the birthday celebrations for King Bhumibol, who is treated as a neardeity by many Thais. At a formal ceremony attended by dignitaries including the embattled premier, her political rivals and the nation’s military heads, the king said the country “has been peaceful for a long time because everybody worked together”. “Every Thai should be aware of this and should perform their role for the benefit of the country, which is the stability and security of the country,” he said in the speech broadcast on all television channels. King Bhumibol, seen as a moral authority in the deeply divided nation, did not specifically mention the recent unrest. The streets near his seaside palace were a sea of yellow Thursday as thousands of people wearing his signature colour turned out to celebrate in the central coastal town of Hua

Hin, where he has lived since leaving hospital in August. Kneeling supporters wept and shouted “Long live the King!” as the royal convoy made a brief tour of the town’s streets before returning to the palace. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Yingluck both made speeches in praise of the monarch at the solemn birthday ceremony, the first to be held in Hua Hin. Demonstrators, who cleaned up a key rally site in Bangkok in preparation for the birthday festivities, have vowed to pause in reverence on Thursday but to resume their street action on Friday. Any political action or violence during the public holiday would be seen as a serious sign of disrespect. A huge portrait of the monarch had been erected at Democracy Monument near the capital’s Grand Palace, where the tub-thumping speeches of a month-long anti-government rally temporarily gave way to cheerful celebrations. Hundreds gathered to watch the official birthday ceremony on big screens, cheering loudly at the appearance of the king, the world’s longest-serving monarch. But demonstrators, who erupted into angry jeers when Yingluck appeared on screen, were insistent that they had not abandoned their fight to oust the government. “Tomorrow we will protest,” said Khieu, who gave only one name and sported a large, neon yellow “We Love the King” headband.

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Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa meets with his visiting Australian counterpart Julie Bishop, on Thursday, to discuss ways to repair relations between both countries amidst spying allegations.

Aussie FM expresses ‘regrets’ in Indonesia spy row Associated Press

JAKARTA — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says her government regrets the hurt caused to Indonesia’s president and its people by reports that Australia tapped his phone. Bishop’s visit Thursday is the face-to-face meeting between senior officials of the two countries since a row erupted last month over media reports of the alleged spying, based on documents provided by U.S. National Security Agency

leaker Edward Snowden. Indonesia was outraged and downgraded its relations with Australia over the alleged bugging of the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and members of his inner circle

in 2009. Cooperation between the militaries and law enforcement agencies of the two countries was suspended, including work on people smuggling. Indonesia also recalled its ambassador to Australia.

MEDAN - The court on Wednesday jailed 14 Muslim Rohingya men from Myanmar for nine months each for bludgeoning eight Buddhists from their country to death in an Indonesian detention centre. The Rohingya asylum-seekers in April killed the Buddhist men, who had been detained for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters, as sectarian tensions in their home country flared. The Rohingyas, aged 18 to 37, accused the fishermen of sexually harassing two Rohingya women and said the Buddhists started the violence in the detention centre, in the port town of Belawan near Medan city on Sumatra island. “The defendants have been proven legally and convincingly guilty of working together to blatantly carry out violence, which resulted in the loss of human lives,” chief judge Aksir told the Medan district court. “We sentenced them to nine months in prison,” he said. The sentence was lighter than the two-year term sought by prosecutors and the maximum penalty for violence resulting in death, which is 12 years. The men, along with 100 Indonesian Muslim supporters, chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greater) in

the court room after the light sentences were handed down. According to court documents, a fisherman had tried to stab one of the Rohingya men, who retaliated by hitting him with a broomstick. A mass fight broke out and eight Myanmar Buddhists were found dead and bloodied when the police arrived at the scene. Three minors suspected to be involved in the attack were freed in July due to lack of evidence. The attack underscored the soaring Buddhist-Muslim tensions that have overshadowed political reforms in Myanmar. The men’s lawyer, Mahmud Irsyad Lubis, said the men would appeal for freedom. “They said they wanted freedom because there was no real evidence shown during the trial that they committed a violent attack,” he told reporters. In a separate case in Jakarta, an Indonesian on trial for a foiled scheme to bomb the Myanmar embassy confessed Thursday to being the mastermind of the plot, saying he was “still at war” with anyone oppressing Muslims. Sigit Indrajid, 23, testified that he led a group of Islamic extremists that planned the attack to avenge the harsh treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar.

President calls for peaceful solution to Sampang case Antara

SURABAYA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for a peaceful solution for the resolution of the violent acts that took place in the Sampang district on Madura Island in East Java, Abd A’la, the Chairman of the Sampang Reconciliation Team said. “During a gathering with Muslim clerics and figures in Sampang on Wednesday night, the President called for a peaceful solution to end the violence that took place in the district,” A’la said on Thursday. A’la further said that he had reported the latest developments in Sampang to President Yudhoyono and had also indicated that there would be no more violence between the Shia and Sunni Muslim communities in the region.

According to him, some displaced Shia Muslims, who for months had taken refuge after a string of clashes between the two communities, had returned to their home villages. More than a year after a communal violence forced Shia Muslims to flee their villages, the two warring communities had signed a peace deal to allow the displaced Shia Muslims to return. “It is a good move that the displaced Shia Muslims in Jemundo have started to return,” said A’la, who is also the rector of the Sunan Ampel State Islamic University. A’la also noted that the central government would provide assistance through the Public Housing Ministry to renovate around 160 unlivable houses.


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Myanmar captures 2 golds at 27th SEA Games

Penatahan Hot Spring

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YANGON — Host Myanmar has won two gold medals in the traditional sport of Chinlone, the first event for the 27th Southeast Asian Games. The sport, in which six players juggle a rattan ball with their feet, heads, knees and chest, is believed to have originated in Myanmar but is played in various forms regionwide. Athletes from five countries are vying for six golds in the event. Myanmar took out both the men’s and women’s events, which made its debut at the 27th SEA Games, in the capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday. The games are being hosted by Myanmar for the first time since 1969.

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TABANAN - This hot spring is located at Penatahan Village, Penebel Subdistrict, approximately 13 km from the town of Tabanan and 34 km north of Denpasar. It offers beautiful natural scenery on the right and left side with the backdrop of amazing terraced rice fields. The hot spring is perched right on the banks of Yeh Ho River. Local people call the hot spring by Yeh Panes. Based on the results of research in the laboratory of the Department of Health, the hot spring is very good for bathing because it contains sulfur and other minerals. It is excellent for curing light skin diseases.

Guan slips back after early birdie blitz

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HONG KONG - China’s teenage golf sensation Guan Tianlang blew a sensational start to the Hong Kong Open on Thursday, collapsing to a one-overpar 71 after five early birdies. The 15-year-old amateur performed flawlessly in his opening 13 holes but was undone by three consecutive bogeys before a costly triple bogey on the ninth -- the penultimate hole of his first round. Guan, who caused a stir at the US Masters this year when he became the youngest player to make the cut in a major, said he was disappointed with his finish but still confident for the rest of the tournament. “I was playing really well the first 12 holes. I made a lot of birdies and gave myself a lot of opportunities. “After that I was really not feeling comfortable with my swing and I drove a couple in the rough,” the Guangzhou schoolboy added. Guan opened his bid for glory at the par-70 Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling on the 11th hole and quickly made a charge up the leaderboard. He birdied the par-three 12th and followed it up immediately with a birdie four on 13. He then made further birdies on the 17th and 18th -- the latter being one of the toughest holes on the course. Guan scored a second two of the day on hole number two and consolidated his spot at the top of the leaderboard on five under with three pars before his round took a turn for the worse. Bogeys at the sixth, seventh and eighth saw him drop off the pace while a triple bogey seven at the par-four ninth put him at one over. Guan said he was “a little bit” disappointed, “But that’s golf. These things happen sometimes. “I’m going to the driving range to work on my swing and solve some problems. “It’s still all right for me and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I’m still feeling pretty good.” Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez, 34 years older than Guan, is the favourite to win the event, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, which is missing its usual star names as it clashes with two other tournaments.

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Members of the Minnesota Timberwolves evacuate The Mexico City arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

NBA game in Mexico City postponed

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MEXICO CITY — The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The matchup will be made up in Minnesota at a later date. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima. Mexico City Police said in a statement there was a fire in the generator room on the fourth floor of the modern glass-clad arena that opened in 2012. “What happened was provoked by a short circuit in the room of generators,” the

statement said in Spanish. About 15 minutes after the scheduled start, the Spurs bus pulled away from the building. The Timberwolves bus followed soon after. While the teams were warming up for their regularseason matchup, lights went out in parts of the arena and smoke began coming out of vents in the upper deck. The court quickly became cloudy. “I thought they were practicing fireworks, Spurs TV analyst Sean Elliot said. “A lot of teams do that before introductions. But then the smoke just kept creeping

and it wasn’t white smoke. It was like a brown dark smoke and it started taking over the whole court. It was surprising.” Fans had not yet been allowed into the arena for the NBA’s first regular-season game in the country since Houston and Dallas played in Mexico City on Dec. 6, 1997, when the evacuation was ordered. The teams went to their buses, still wearing their practice gear. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said there was a lot of smoke in their locker room. Standing outside the Timberwolves’ bus in shorts and

practice shirt, guard Ricky Rubio had no idea what happened. “They just told us to leave,” Rubio said in Spanish. Both teams were scheduled to travel home right after the game. Coach Rick Adelman was unhappy that his team had to give up a home game in Minnesota. Now, the Timberwolves will likely make up the game after the return of key bench players Chase Budinger (knee) and Ronny Turiaf (elbow). Adrian Perez, marketing manager for the arena, said fans will be reimbursed.


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SUNDERLAND - Jose Mourinho insisted Eden Hazard had set a personal benchmark after hailing the Belgium midfielder’s best performance for Chelsea. The 22-year-old was inspirational in a dramatic 4-3 win at struggling Sunderland, scoring twice and setting up another for England international Frank Lampard as the Blues kept within four points of Premier League leaders Arsenal on Wednesday. Doubts remain over Chelsea’s long-term title hopes after their defensive frailties were again laid bare, but Mourinho preferred to concentrate on the positives after a third away league win of the season -- their ninth in succession at the Stadium of Light. Hazard, the £32 mil-

FIFA readies for World Cup draw

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COSTA DO SAUIPE - Rising above delays and reports of planned public protest, FIFA is finalizing preparations for Friday’s draw for next year’s World Cup. Rebelo said the six would not meet a December 31 deadline but would be ready for pre-tournament tests in late January. The exceptions are Curitiba, set only to be fully ready in February, and Sao Paulo, scene of a fatal accident which left two construction workers dead last week and where an investigation is under way. Work at Cuiaba remains behind schedule and Rebelo says the stadiums in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Natal will only be inaugurated in January, partially owing

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Mourinho delights in Hazard the hero Agence France-Presse

The draw at the northeastern Brazil resort of Costa do Sauipe will see world football’s governing body draw eight groups of four in a complex system designed to separate teams from the same continent as far as possible. But some groups will contain two European sides, with the Old Continent having 13 of the 32 qualifiers. FIFA has shrugged off Brazilian admissions that six of the 12 venues are running late. Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo

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to President Dilma Rousseff’s full pre-Christmas agenda as she plans to attend. “There are delays but they will not be significant. What matters is that we are ready to go in January,” Rebelo said. “Due to the reduced timeline, FIFA, the LOC (local organizing committee), government and stadium authorities are adjusting the stadium operational program to ensure that the stadiums are delivered and host events prior to the FIFA World Cup without compromising

on safety or quality,” FIFA said in a statement. A further headache -- albeit one at arm’s length -- was a Wednesday announcement by the “anonymousbrasil” protest group that they plan to make plain their opposition not only to government corruption but also the estimated $11 billion cost of staging the World Cup with a Friday march. The group said Wednesday that hosting the draw in the chic Costa do Sauipe resort, well away from urban populations, was a means of “avoiding the formation of protests (whose images) would be beamed round the world by TV.” The pressure group urged supporters: “If you don’t agree with corruption take to the streets

of Salvador on the sixth and tell people.” For the draw, one random unseeded European team will go into a different pot from its fellow nonseeded continental rivals and avoid playing a European seed. The five South American countries will also make up a sub-pot in a bid to ensure that three Europeans cannot meet at the group stage. “It’s not easy to understand - the first take it took me some time,” admitted FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. England coach Roy Hodgson says geography, rather than who one’s rivals are, is the factor on his mind as the team drawn second in Brazil’s group faces a marathon travel schedule in the huge host nation.

lion ($52 million) former Lille midfielder, rightly earned the plaudits for his man-of-thematch display after taking his season’s goal tally to eight. “We played a phenomenal game, our best away performance this season, and we scored some beautiful goals,” said Chelsea manager Mourinho. “It’s maybe the best performance I’ve seen from Eden in my time AP Photo/Scott Heppell

here. We know his talent, but the ambition from him from the first to the last minute, that for me was the first time I’ve really seen that. “He has great talent and he’s like a little kid out there enjoying himself. He was like that from the first minute and today the performance was fantastic,” the Portuguese added. Chelsea’s other goal came when defender Phil Bardsley put through his own net while Mourinho’s men conceded from three set-pieces, Jozy Altidore, John O’Shea and Bardsley profiting for a Sunderland side who remained bottom of the table. Mourinho admitted his side needed to defend better, saying: “If Sunderland had two more corners late on, they could easily have won 5-4. “It’s about basics, and we failed in some of the basics. The most basic thing is defending set plays. We know the positions we must take in terms of defending spaces and men, and we failed in that. “We should have won clearly, but we were at risk until the last second because we didn’t. “When you play as well as we did, you should win comfortably, not end up giving the manager a headache like they did.” Only one side has avoided relegation after finding themselves bottom of the Premier League at Christmas, West Bromwich Albion managing to escape the dreaded drop nine years ago. Sunderland have just three fixtures remaining to avoid propping up the rest of the division when the festive period kicks in later this month, but showed enough to suggest they have what it takes to extend their seven-season stay in the top flight. “It’s hard to be on the losing side, but we made Chelsea work very hard to come away with the three points,” Gus Poyet, the Sunderland head coach and former Chelsea midfield player said. “We couldn’t do any more, but it wasn’t quite enough. If we can fight like we did today on a regular basis, we can stay in the Premier League. “We put in a massive effort and we have to make sure we concentrate on our recovery for the Tottenham game on Saturday.”

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uventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, left, celebrates with his teammate Martin Caceres after scoring during the Champions League.

Juve set to inflict more pain on Bologna Agence France-Presse

MILAN - Champions Juventus will be looking for an easy three points when they visit a struggling Bologna side on Friday, a day ahead of Roma’s trip to Fiorentina. Juventus pulled clear of the Serie A pack for the first time this season last week when a 1-0 win over Udinese, coupled with Roma’s fourth consecutive draw, gave Antonio Conte’s men a three-point cushion over the Giallorossi. With a daunting trip away to Galatasaray on the cards next Tuesday, when Juventus need a draw in Turkey to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Conte could be tempted to rest one or two regulars. If Bologna’s recent form is any indication, it could also offer a chance for Conte to test a reshuffled midfield which is now devoid of Andrea Pirlo after he was sidelined for at least a month with knee ligament damage. Bologna sit fourth from bottom

of the table, Stefano Pioli’s men having won only once at their Renato Dell’Ara stadium this season and claiming their only other win (3-0) away to Cagliari. They welcome Juventus three days after crashing out of the Italian Cup in the fifth round to Serie B side Siena, after Zou Feddal struck to secure a 2-1 win in the very last minute of extra time. Pioli admitted: “It hurts, as much for the result as for how we played. I expected more. Now we welcome Juventus and we’re going to have to play a lot better than we did tonight (Tuesday).” With Roma continuing to stutter in the wake of their record-setting 10 opening wins of the season and facing a tricky trip to Fiorentina on Saturday, a 13th win in 15 games for Juventus could see them come out of the weekend six points better off than Roma. Although Pirlo is out of the equation, the champions have enough quality in depth to plug the gap, Claudio

Marchisio being the most likely candidate especially following the recent return from injury of Swiss wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. Frenchman Paul Pogba has been one of the revelations for Juve since they signed the midfielder on a free transfer from Manchester United before the start of last season. Pogba on Tuesday was named the winner of the ‘Golden Boy’ trophy, awarded by Italian newspaper Tuttosport to the best under-21 footballer in Europe. Although “flattered” and despite everything he has achieved for club and country in the past year, Pogba still seems no closer to signing a new deal with Juventus. “2013 was a golden year for me, winning the league for the first time, reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, winning the Under-20 World Cup with France and being promoted to the first team by (Didier) Deschamps,” said Pogba.


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SUNDERLAND - Jose Mourinho insisted Eden Hazard had set a personal benchmark after hailing the Belgium midfielder’s best performance for Chelsea. The 22-year-old was inspirational in a dramatic 4-3 win at struggling Sunderland, scoring twice and setting up another for England international Frank Lampard as the Blues kept within four points of Premier League leaders Arsenal on Wednesday. Doubts remain over Chelsea’s long-term title hopes after their defensive frailties were again laid bare, but Mourinho preferred to concentrate on the positives after a third away league win of the season -- their ninth in succession at the Stadium of Light. Hazard, the £32 mil-

FIFA readies for World Cup draw

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Agence France-Presse

COSTA DO SAUIPE - Rising above delays and reports of planned public protest, FIFA is finalizing preparations for Friday’s draw for next year’s World Cup. Rebelo said the six would not meet a December 31 deadline but would be ready for pre-tournament tests in late January. The exceptions are Curitiba, set only to be fully ready in February, and Sao Paulo, scene of a fatal accident which left two construction workers dead last week and where an investigation is under way. Work at Cuiaba remains behind schedule and Rebelo says the stadiums in Porto Alegre, Manaus and Natal will only be inaugurated in January, partially owing

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Mourinho delights in Hazard the hero Agence France-Presse

The draw at the northeastern Brazil resort of Costa do Sauipe will see world football’s governing body draw eight groups of four in a complex system designed to separate teams from the same continent as far as possible. But some groups will contain two European sides, with the Old Continent having 13 of the 32 qualifiers. FIFA has shrugged off Brazilian admissions that six of the 12 venues are running late. Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo

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to President Dilma Rousseff’s full pre-Christmas agenda as she plans to attend. “There are delays but they will not be significant. What matters is that we are ready to go in January,” Rebelo said. “Due to the reduced timeline, FIFA, the LOC (local organizing committee), government and stadium authorities are adjusting the stadium operational program to ensure that the stadiums are delivered and host events prior to the FIFA World Cup without compromising

on safety or quality,” FIFA said in a statement. A further headache -- albeit one at arm’s length -- was a Wednesday announcement by the “anonymousbrasil” protest group that they plan to make plain their opposition not only to government corruption but also the estimated $11 billion cost of staging the World Cup with a Friday march. The group said Wednesday that hosting the draw in the chic Costa do Sauipe resort, well away from urban populations, was a means of “avoiding the formation of protests (whose images) would be beamed round the world by TV.” The pressure group urged supporters: “If you don’t agree with corruption take to the streets

of Salvador on the sixth and tell people.” For the draw, one random unseeded European team will go into a different pot from its fellow nonseeded continental rivals and avoid playing a European seed. The five South American countries will also make up a sub-pot in a bid to ensure that three Europeans cannot meet at the group stage. “It’s not easy to understand - the first take it took me some time,” admitted FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke. England coach Roy Hodgson says geography, rather than who one’s rivals are, is the factor on his mind as the team drawn second in Brazil’s group faces a marathon travel schedule in the huge host nation.

lion ($52 million) former Lille midfielder, rightly earned the plaudits for his man-of-thematch display after taking his season’s goal tally to eight. “We played a phenomenal game, our best away performance this season, and we scored some beautiful goals,” said Chelsea manager Mourinho. “It’s maybe the best performance I’ve seen from Eden in my time AP Photo/Scott Heppell

here. We know his talent, but the ambition from him from the first to the last minute, that for me was the first time I’ve really seen that. “He has great talent and he’s like a little kid out there enjoying himself. He was like that from the first minute and today the performance was fantastic,” the Portuguese added. Chelsea’s other goal came when defender Phil Bardsley put through his own net while Mourinho’s men conceded from three set-pieces, Jozy Altidore, John O’Shea and Bardsley profiting for a Sunderland side who remained bottom of the table. Mourinho admitted his side needed to defend better, saying: “If Sunderland had two more corners late on, they could easily have won 5-4. “It’s about basics, and we failed in some of the basics. The most basic thing is defending set plays. We know the positions we must take in terms of defending spaces and men, and we failed in that. “We should have won clearly, but we were at risk until the last second because we didn’t. “When you play as well as we did, you should win comfortably, not end up giving the manager a headache like they did.” Only one side has avoided relegation after finding themselves bottom of the Premier League at Christmas, West Bromwich Albion managing to escape the dreaded drop nine years ago. Sunderland have just three fixtures remaining to avoid propping up the rest of the division when the festive period kicks in later this month, but showed enough to suggest they have what it takes to extend their seven-season stay in the top flight. “It’s hard to be on the losing side, but we made Chelsea work very hard to come away with the three points,” Gus Poyet, the Sunderland head coach and former Chelsea midfield player said. “We couldn’t do any more, but it wasn’t quite enough. If we can fight like we did today on a regular basis, we can stay in the Premier League. “We put in a massive effort and we have to make sure we concentrate on our recovery for the Tottenham game on Saturday.”

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uventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, left, celebrates with his teammate Martin Caceres after scoring during the Champions League.

Juve set to inflict more pain on Bologna Agence France-Presse

MILAN - Champions Juventus will be looking for an easy three points when they visit a struggling Bologna side on Friday, a day ahead of Roma’s trip to Fiorentina. Juventus pulled clear of the Serie A pack for the first time this season last week when a 1-0 win over Udinese, coupled with Roma’s fourth consecutive draw, gave Antonio Conte’s men a three-point cushion over the Giallorossi. With a daunting trip away to Galatasaray on the cards next Tuesday, when Juventus need a draw in Turkey to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League, Conte could be tempted to rest one or two regulars. If Bologna’s recent form is any indication, it could also offer a chance for Conte to test a reshuffled midfield which is now devoid of Andrea Pirlo after he was sidelined for at least a month with knee ligament damage. Bologna sit fourth from bottom

of the table, Stefano Pioli’s men having won only once at their Renato Dell’Ara stadium this season and claiming their only other win (3-0) away to Cagliari. They welcome Juventus three days after crashing out of the Italian Cup in the fifth round to Serie B side Siena, after Zou Feddal struck to secure a 2-1 win in the very last minute of extra time. Pioli admitted: “It hurts, as much for the result as for how we played. I expected more. Now we welcome Juventus and we’re going to have to play a lot better than we did tonight (Tuesday).” With Roma continuing to stutter in the wake of their record-setting 10 opening wins of the season and facing a tricky trip to Fiorentina on Saturday, a 13th win in 15 games for Juventus could see them come out of the weekend six points better off than Roma. Although Pirlo is out of the equation, the champions have enough quality in depth to plug the gap, Claudio

Marchisio being the most likely candidate especially following the recent return from injury of Swiss wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. Frenchman Paul Pogba has been one of the revelations for Juve since they signed the midfielder on a free transfer from Manchester United before the start of last season. Pogba on Tuesday was named the winner of the ‘Golden Boy’ trophy, awarded by Italian newspaper Tuttosport to the best under-21 footballer in Europe. Although “flattered” and despite everything he has achieved for club and country in the past year, Pogba still seems no closer to signing a new deal with Juventus. “2013 was a golden year for me, winning the league for the first time, reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, winning the Under-20 World Cup with France and being promoted to the first team by (Didier) Deschamps,” said Pogba.


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Myanmar captures 2 golds at 27th SEA Games

Penatahan Hot Spring

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YANGON — Host Myanmar has won two gold medals in the traditional sport of Chinlone, the first event for the 27th Southeast Asian Games. The sport, in which six players juggle a rattan ball with their feet, heads, knees and chest, is believed to have originated in Myanmar but is played in various forms regionwide. Athletes from five countries are vying for six golds in the event. Myanmar took out both the men’s and women’s events, which made its debut at the 27th SEA Games, in the capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday. The games are being hosted by Myanmar for the first time since 1969.

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TABANAN - This hot spring is located at Penatahan Village, Penebel Subdistrict, approximately 13 km from the town of Tabanan and 34 km north of Denpasar. It offers beautiful natural scenery on the right and left side with the backdrop of amazing terraced rice fields. The hot spring is perched right on the banks of Yeh Ho River. Local people call the hot spring by Yeh Panes. Based on the results of research in the laboratory of the Department of Health, the hot spring is very good for bathing because it contains sulfur and other minerals. It is excellent for curing light skin diseases.

Guan slips back after early birdie blitz

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Agence France-Presse

HONG KONG - China’s teenage golf sensation Guan Tianlang blew a sensational start to the Hong Kong Open on Thursday, collapsing to a one-overpar 71 after five early birdies. The 15-year-old amateur performed flawlessly in his opening 13 holes but was undone by three consecutive bogeys before a costly triple bogey on the ninth -- the penultimate hole of his first round. Guan, who caused a stir at the US Masters this year when he became the youngest player to make the cut in a major, said he was disappointed with his finish but still confident for the rest of the tournament. “I was playing really well the first 12 holes. I made a lot of birdies and gave myself a lot of opportunities. “After that I was really not feeling comfortable with my swing and I drove a couple in the rough,” the Guangzhou schoolboy added. Guan opened his bid for glory at the par-70 Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling on the 11th hole and quickly made a charge up the leaderboard. He birdied the par-three 12th and followed it up immediately with a birdie four on 13. He then made further birdies on the 17th and 18th -- the latter being one of the toughest holes on the course. Guan scored a second two of the day on hole number two and consolidated his spot at the top of the leaderboard on five under with three pars before his round took a turn for the worse. Bogeys at the sixth, seventh and eighth saw him drop off the pace while a triple bogey seven at the par-four ninth put him at one over. Guan said he was “a little bit” disappointed, “But that’s golf. These things happen sometimes. “I’m going to the driving range to work on my swing and solve some problems. “It’s still all right for me and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I’m still feeling pretty good.” Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez, 34 years older than Guan, is the favourite to win the event, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, which is missing its usual star names as it clashes with two other tournaments.

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Members of the Minnesota Timberwolves evacuate The Mexico City arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

NBA game in Mexico City postponed

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MEXICO CITY — The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The matchup will be made up in Minnesota at a later date. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima. Mexico City Police said in a statement there was a fire in the generator room on the fourth floor of the modern glass-clad arena that opened in 2012. “What happened was provoked by a short circuit in the room of generators,” the

statement said in Spanish. About 15 minutes after the scheduled start, the Spurs bus pulled away from the building. The Timberwolves bus followed soon after. While the teams were warming up for their regularseason matchup, lights went out in parts of the arena and smoke began coming out of vents in the upper deck. The court quickly became cloudy. “I thought they were practicing fireworks, Spurs TV analyst Sean Elliot said. “A lot of teams do that before introductions. But then the smoke just kept creeping

and it wasn’t white smoke. It was like a brown dark smoke and it started taking over the whole court. It was surprising.” Fans had not yet been allowed into the arena for the NBA’s first regular-season game in the country since Houston and Dallas played in Mexico City on Dec. 6, 1997, when the evacuation was ordered. The teams went to their buses, still wearing their practice gear. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said there was a lot of smoke in their locker room. Standing outside the Timberwolves’ bus in shorts and

practice shirt, guard Ricky Rubio had no idea what happened. “They just told us to leave,” Rubio said in Spanish. Both teams were scheduled to travel home right after the game. Coach Rick Adelman was unhappy that his team had to give up a home game in Minnesota. Now, the Timberwolves will likely make up the game after the return of key bench players Chase Budinger (knee) and Ronny Turiaf (elbow). Adrian Perez, marketing manager for the arena, said fans will be reimbursed.


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Obama: ‘I’m not allowed an iPhone’

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INDONESIA Myanmar Muslims jails over Buddhist killings

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WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama admitted Wednesday he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears -- explaining why he is sometimes seen with a bulky super secure Blackberry. “I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” Obama told a group of young people at the White House for an event promoting his health care law. He added that his daughters Sasha and Malia spend a lot of time on their iPhones. Blackberry is renowned for its strong security encryption -- one reason why it is still popular in official Washington, even as the device loses market share to other smart phones including those manufactured by Apple. The security measures on Obama’s specially adapted Blackberry came under new scrutiny this year following claims that US spies had eavesdropped on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Within days of being inaugurated president, Obama won his battle with the Secret Service to hang on to his Blackberry, despite

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fears that it was vulnerable to being hacked, would give away his whereabouts and amid worries that anything he writes could eventually be grist for congressional investigations. He has been seen scrolling down his messages in his limousine as he travels around. The president often privately talks of how frustrated he is about the White House “bubble” which makes it very difficult to communicate with normal people or to get information from the outside world that is not filtered for him by aides or the press. Aides say his Blackberry is a way to escape that confinement. The White House says the president’s personal email address was strictly limited to a small list of senior officials and personal friends, but will not detail the encryption devices that are used to secure his communications.

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Thai king appeals for stability after violent protests Agence France-Presse

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A woman weeps after seeing Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as wellwishers gather to celebrate his 86th birthday near Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, December 5, 2013.

BANGKOK - Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej urged the nation to work together for “stability” in a speech Thursday on his 86th birthday, marked by an easing of tensions after violent anti-government protests. The kingdom remains on edge following several days of street clashes during demonstrations aimed at overthrowing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and curbing the political influence of her brother Thaksin. Demonstrators and police in Bangkok have been observing a temporary truce since Wednesday ahead of the birthday celebrations for King Bhumibol, who is treated as a neardeity by many Thais. At a formal ceremony attended by dignitaries including the embattled premier, her political rivals and the nation’s military heads, the king said the country “has been peaceful for a long time because everybody worked together”. “Every Thai should be aware of this and should perform their role for the benefit of the country, which is the stability and security of the country,” he said in the speech broadcast on all television channels. King Bhumibol, seen as a moral authority in the deeply divided nation, did not specifically mention the recent unrest. The streets near his seaside palace were a sea of yellow Thursday as thousands of people wearing his signature colour turned out to celebrate in the central coastal town of Hua

Hin, where he has lived since leaving hospital in August. Kneeling supporters wept and shouted “Long live the King!” as the royal convoy made a brief tour of the town’s streets before returning to the palace. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and Yingluck both made speeches in praise of the monarch at the solemn birthday ceremony, the first to be held in Hua Hin. Demonstrators, who cleaned up a key rally site in Bangkok in preparation for the birthday festivities, have vowed to pause in reverence on Thursday but to resume their street action on Friday. Any political action or violence during the public holiday would be seen as a serious sign of disrespect. A huge portrait of the monarch had been erected at Democracy Monument near the capital’s Grand Palace, where the tub-thumping speeches of a month-long anti-government rally temporarily gave way to cheerful celebrations. Hundreds gathered to watch the official birthday ceremony on big screens, cheering loudly at the appearance of the king, the world’s longest-serving monarch. But demonstrators, who erupted into angry jeers when Yingluck appeared on screen, were insistent that they had not abandoned their fight to oust the government. “Tomorrow we will protest,” said Khieu, who gave only one name and sported a large, neon yellow “We Love the King” headband.

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Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa meets with his visiting Australian counterpart Julie Bishop, on Thursday, to discuss ways to repair relations between both countries amidst spying allegations.

Aussie FM expresses ‘regrets’ in Indonesia spy row Associated Press

JAKARTA — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says her government regrets the hurt caused to Indonesia’s president and its people by reports that Australia tapped his phone. Bishop’s visit Thursday is the face-to-face meeting between senior officials of the two countries since a row erupted last month over media reports of the alleged spying, based on documents provided by U.S. National Security Agency

leaker Edward Snowden. Indonesia was outraged and downgraded its relations with Australia over the alleged bugging of the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and members of his inner circle

in 2009. Cooperation between the militaries and law enforcement agencies of the two countries was suspended, including work on people smuggling. Indonesia also recalled its ambassador to Australia.

MEDAN - The court on Wednesday jailed 14 Muslim Rohingya men from Myanmar for nine months each for bludgeoning eight Buddhists from their country to death in an Indonesian detention centre. The Rohingya asylum-seekers in April killed the Buddhist men, who had been detained for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters, as sectarian tensions in their home country flared. The Rohingyas, aged 18 to 37, accused the fishermen of sexually harassing two Rohingya women and said the Buddhists started the violence in the detention centre, in the port town of Belawan near Medan city on Sumatra island. “The defendants have been proven legally and convincingly guilty of working together to blatantly carry out violence, which resulted in the loss of human lives,” chief judge Aksir told the Medan district court. “We sentenced them to nine months in prison,” he said. The sentence was lighter than the two-year term sought by prosecutors and the maximum penalty for violence resulting in death, which is 12 years. The men, along with 100 Indonesian Muslim supporters, chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greater) in

the court room after the light sentences were handed down. According to court documents, a fisherman had tried to stab one of the Rohingya men, who retaliated by hitting him with a broomstick. A mass fight broke out and eight Myanmar Buddhists were found dead and bloodied when the police arrived at the scene. Three minors suspected to be involved in the attack were freed in July due to lack of evidence. The attack underscored the soaring Buddhist-Muslim tensions that have overshadowed political reforms in Myanmar. The men’s lawyer, Mahmud Irsyad Lubis, said the men would appeal for freedom. “They said they wanted freedom because there was no real evidence shown during the trial that they committed a violent attack,” he told reporters. In a separate case in Jakarta, an Indonesian on trial for a foiled scheme to bomb the Myanmar embassy confessed Thursday to being the mastermind of the plot, saying he was “still at war” with anyone oppressing Muslims. Sigit Indrajid, 23, testified that he led a group of Islamic extremists that planned the attack to avenge the harsh treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar.

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SURABAYA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for a peaceful solution for the resolution of the violent acts that took place in the Sampang district on Madura Island in East Java, Abd A’la, the Chairman of the Sampang Reconciliation Team said. “During a gathering with Muslim clerics and figures in Sampang on Wednesday night, the President called for a peaceful solution to end the violence that took place in the district,” A’la said on Thursday. A’la further said that he had reported the latest developments in Sampang to President Yudhoyono and had also indicated that there would be no more violence between the Shia and Sunni Muslim communities in the region.

According to him, some displaced Shia Muslims, who for months had taken refuge after a string of clashes between the two communities, had returned to their home villages. More than a year after a communal violence forced Shia Muslims to flee their villages, the two warring communities had signed a peace deal to allow the displaced Shia Muslims to return. “It is a good move that the displaced Shia Muslims in Jemundo have started to return,” said A’la, who is also the rector of the Sunan Ampel State Islamic University. A’la also noted that the central government would provide assistance through the Public Housing Ministry to renovate around 160 unlivable houses.


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Tokyo to launch billions stimulus package

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DENPASAR - In fact, the assets of Bali government in the form of official vehicles have not entirely complied with administrative requirement and owned complete papers. So far, there are 80 vehicles owned by Bali government without registration certificate (BPKB). “Almost 80 units of official vehicles in eight regional working units (SKPD) have no registration certificate,” said the Head of the Bali Government Asset Bureau, Ketut Adiarsa, Wednesday (Dec 4).

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TOKYO - Tokyo will announce a spending package worth almost $54 billion on Thursday, media reports said, in a bid to offset a tax hike that comes into effect next year and which critics fear will derail Japan’s economic recovery. sector and local government spending, the reports said. An announcement is expected later in the day. The move comes as concern grows that April’s sales tax hike -- to 8.0 percent from 5.0 percent -- will stall Japan’s recovery that has been achieved by a policy blitz launched by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Economists estimate the impact on households at some 8.0 trillion yen, dealing a blow to consumer demand just as the economy is picking up. The scheme, a mix of government spending and central bank monetary easing, has been credited with helping stoke a sharp decline in the yen, in turn boosting exporters, and stoking the best economic growth among G7 nations in the first

half of the year. Abe’s plan also calls for big reforms in the long-laggard economy, including shaking up the labour market and signing free-trade pacts. But Japan’s sizzling growth -- which has earned Abe high approval ratings -- slowed in the third-quarter and analysts have warned consumers may close their wallets after the tax hike. The increase is seen as crucial to shrinking a mammoth national debt. Standing at more than twice the size of the economy, Japan has the heaviest debt burden among industrialised nations. The International Monetary Fund, among others, has been calling on Tokyo to gets its fiscal house in order.

CEOs grow more optimistic about US economy: survey Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - US chief executives are more optimistic about improvement in the American economy, but worry that Washington’s fiscal stalemate continues to hold back growth and jobs, a survey showed Wednesday. The Business Roundtable said its fourth-quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey showed a “modest uptick” in expectations for the first half of 2014, pushing its outlook index to 84.5 from 79.1 in the third quarter. A BRT index reading above 50 indicates expectations of economic expansion. Expectations for sales, capital expenditures and hiring

increased for the next six months compared with the prior quarter, said BRT, which represents CEOs of leading US companies. The survey “reflects slightly increased optimism despite an underperforming economy that continues to grow more slowly than we all would like,” BRT chairman Jim McNerney, chief executive of Boeing, said in a conference call with reporters. McNerney pointed to Washington’s federal government budget impasse as leaving businesses uncertain about investment and hiring decisions. “For five years we have not had a budget,” he said. McNerney gave as an ex-

ample the bumpy rollout of President Barack Obama’s health-care reform that includes a requirement that companies with more than 50 employees must offer them health insurance. “There seems to be an exception every other day,” he said. The Boeing chief said uncertainty was not only holding back hiring, but also had reduced employment as companies shed jobs to hedge against a downside outcome. The BRT survey, conducted November 4-21, found that CEOs viewed regulations as the top cost pressure expected over the next six months, followed by labor and health-care costs.

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The 5.5-trillion-yen ($53.8 billion) stimulus will reportedly be loaded with public works spending, including construction projects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,rebuilding coastal communities shattered by the 2011 quake-tsunami and updating the country’s ageing infrastructure. Many of Japan’s roads, bridges and water systems date back to the 1960s and 70s and have seen few upgrades since. The package will also include investment and tax-incentives for business, low-income earner subsidies and assistance for disaster victims, according to Japanese media. The spending is expected to impact the world’s third-largest economy to the tune of 18.6 trillion yen including private-

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In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, file photo, a copy of Newsweek is seen at Joe’s Smoke, in Portland, Maine. Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting in 2014.

Newsweek to start printing again next year Associated Press

NEW YORK — Paper copies of Newsweek will again roll off the presses starting next year. Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco says the news magazine’s owners, IBT Media, want to “hit the reset button” and move to a business model where a weekly print magazine would be mainly supported by subscription fees instead of advertising. Impoco said in an interview Wednesday that officials haven’t decided how much the magazine will cost, but it’s expected to be less than $10 per issue. Newsweek had been struggling for years when The Washington Post Co. sold it for $1 in 2010 to stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman, who died the following year. Before he died, Harman placed Newsweek into a joint venture with IAC/InterActiveCorp’s The Daily Beast website, a move intended to help widen its online audience. Newsweek ceased print publication at the end of 2012. The online magazine was sold to IBT, which owns online publications including International Business Times, Medical Daily and Latin Times, in August for an undisclosed sum. Many magazines and newspapers have reduced or shut down their print editions in recent years because of weak demand from advertisers. But Impoco says officials are confident that they will be able to drum up enough print subscribers. Last month, Newsweek’s website recorded more than 5 million unique pages views. The current site had to be created from scratch after the sale to IBT. The website is free, although some mobile apps cost money.

He explained that vehicles of the provincial assets without registration certificate spreading in a number of agencies such as the Education Agency, Revenue Service, Health Agency, Social Agency and Asset Bureau. “The most vehicles are in the Education Agency and Social Agency,” he said. When asked whether the vehicles without registration certificate belonged to illegal vehicles, Adiarsa denied. “We still pay taxes anyway, so the vehicles are not illegal. However, their registration certificate indeed vanishes,” he said. He explained the vehicles were not without registration certificate from the beginning. However, the certificate vanished lost during the handover process from one regional working unit to another. In other words, the registration certificate was not included in the handover and they lost in the long run. “Its registration certificate is not unavailable from the beginning and it has lost. Perhaps, the handover of vehicle from one regional working unit to another was not coupled with each legal document. When the vehicle handover was made, the recipient agency did not check the vehicle documents. Then, it was handed over to other agency as such. So, we have difficulty to track it down,” explained Adiarsa. Responding to such condition, his party had allocated a budget for submission of the registration certificate. “The making of registration certificate duplication has been allocated in the amended regional budget 2013. In the future, we ask the regional working unit to be more orderly. Each handover of the agency vehicle must be accompanied with registration certificate,” he said. The assets bureau also conducted a control against old vehicles or those that were no longer in use to support the operating activities of the regional working unit through a sale or auction. Such an effort was also a part of the elimination against the unused assets so the management of local assets could be administratively discipline. “We have made public auction for the agency vehicles with a total of 54 units. They consisted of 28 cars, while the remaining is motorcycle. Total sales approximately reached IDR 650 million with the price limit of about IDR 300 million,” he said. On the other hand, Chairman of Commission IV of the Bali House, Nyoman Parta, had highlighted the costly maintenance budget for the agency vehicles throughout the regional working units in the Bali government totally reaching over IDR 20 billion excluding the cost of vehicle tax and submission of the registration certificate. “Maintenance budget of the agency vehicles is getting more expensive. Public Works Agency spends nearly IDR 3 billion, while in other agencies averagely reaches hundreds of millions of rupiahs. Old vehicles need higher maintenance costs, so they are better to be auctioned or replaced and will not burden the regional budget,” said Parta. (kmb29)

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The regulation bylaw draft (Ranperda) on smoke-free area (KTR) in Denpasar had been approved into regional bylaw in the Denpasar House Plenary Session, Wednesday (Dec 4). However, there were a number of points in the draft made could not be included in the clause of regulation, one of them was related to zonation of cigarette advertising placement in the form of billboard in the area of education.

Cigarette ads in education area

Excluded in regulation bylaw on smoke-free zone Bali Post

DENPASAR - The regulation bylaw draft (Ranperda) on smoke-free area (KTR) in Denpasar had been approved into regional bylaw in the Denpasar House Plenary Session, Wednesday (Dec 4). However, there were a number of points in the draft made by Special Committee of the House that could not be included in the clause of regulation. One of them was related to zonation of cigarette advertising placement in the form of billboard in the area of education. According to Chairman of the Special Committee of the Denpasar House, I.B. Kompyang Wiranata, his party was optimistic if the regulation could be applied effectively in Denpasar. It was the regulation for smoking people, not prohibition for people from smoking. “The smoke-free zone is a regional bylaw for public education. When the bylaw has been approved, we immediately outreach to the community,” he said. As a first step, he said, his party proposed the socialization targeting the ranks of regional working units (SKPD) in Denpasar Municipality. In that regard, his party had

made coordination with the municipal police and the Health Agency. “Having completed the process of socialization, the provisions of this regional bylaw will be implemented strictly and consistently,” he said. When contacted separately, the Advocacy Coordinator of the smoke-free zone doubling as Secretary of the Child Protection Agency (LPA) of Bali, Titik Suharyati, said there were a number of points rejected in the regulation such as the cigarette advertisement in the form of billboard in the area of education. “In the initial proposal, there was a zonation for installation of cigarette advertisement in the area of education,” she said. According to Titik Suharyati, the presence of cigarette advertisement zonation in the area of education was important. School itself had been included in the smoke-free zone. However, many cigarette advertisements were still found in front of school. “Obviously, it is overlapping. We have intensively promoted the smoke-free zone at school, but in front of school is even found many cigarette advertisements,” he said. (kmb13)


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Nine assets of Bali government problematic Bali Post

DENPASAR — Asset management of Bali government was questioned by the Asset Special Committee of Bali House. It happened because a lot of assets were problematic, and some assets had changed hands. At least, nine assets of Bali government had been revealed to be problematic, both those having owned a verdict and still under process of court. It was revealed in the meeting between the Asset Special Committee of Bali House and Asset Team of Bali Province led by the Asset Bureau, Wednesday (Dec 4). The Head of Asset Bureau, Ketut Adiarsa, recognized that many assets of provincial government were problematic and needed to be resolved with the Asset Special Committee. Based on the presentation, there were at least nine serious problems involving a large amount of provincial assets. Firstly, it was related to the former land with right of cultivation (HGU) No. 2 and 3 at Sumberklampok village, Buleleng, spreading across 419.8 hectares. Secondly, it was the former land with right of cultivation No.1 at Pemuteran village, Gerokgak subdistrict, Buleleng. PT Margarana still claimed the extension of right of cultivation denoting a priority right of the former holder of the right of cultivation. Provincial govern-

ment won in the District Court, but PT Margarana filed an appeal to the Supreme Court. Thirdly, it was related to the evidence land of DN 11 at Ungasan village, Badung. Fourthly, the land with SHP No.30, 39 and 50 located at Sidakarya village had double certificate with the right of cultivation No.68 on behalf of PT Graha Aneka Jasa Utama. Bali government lost in the appeal’s decision in the Supreme Court and there should be an elimination mechanism of the land asset through the approval of the Bali House. Fifthly, the provincial government was sued related to the land with SHP No.87 located at Sumerta Kelod village, precisely in front of the Bali Revenue Service with an area of 14.5 ares and it was still in an appeal process in the Supreme Court.

Sixthly, related to the land (HP No.2) located at Kesiman Kertalangu village with an area of 8.9 hectares or better known as the former recreation park, provincial government had litigants with Boedi Hartono as the winning bidder of right to use building (HGB). As per the decision of the Supreme Court, provincial government won. However, the National Land Agency of Bali Office stated the decision of State Administration Court could not be used as the grounds for the cancellation of right to use building, so the provincial government was asked to do a civil suit. “For that matter, Legal Bureau is preparing the lawsuit materials,” explained Adiarsa. Seventhly, it was related to the state paddy field (SN) under mortgage in Northern Kuta total-

ly reaching the area of 120 plots of land. The government had difficulty to submit the certificate because the tenants claimed the land as their right. Even, the community was filing in order the land could become their property. Eighthly, it concerned with the utilization of land owned by provincial government for residence of former transmigration in East Timor. Ninthly, it was related to the transfer of ownership of some 2.5 hectares of land posing the asset of provincial government at Bali Hyatt Sanur. In the passage of time, the asset was changed into share of ownership of Bali Province, but in the end the share had been sold. Until now, this problem had not been resolved who were getting involved in this conspiracy. On hearing the exposure, a number of members of the Asset Special Committee spoke and criticized the executive. Made Supartha and Ida Bagus Putu Parta accused the Bali government of being very slow in resolving the asset issue. Even, there was indication if the execu-

tive was getting involved in the conspiracy. “Do not let any person in the executive get involved in the conspiracy related to the asset management. Therefore, the Asset Special Committee needs to work maximally to identify, inventory and validate the existence of these assets,” added IB Parta. Supartha known to be vocal highlighted that there were still a lot of assets leased at low price, so it resulted in a suspicion of collusion. Hence, the Asset Special Committee would also explore the matter. “We question about the mechanism of leasing the assets because many of them do not correspond to the market price and become the finding of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK),” added the PDI-P politician. Chairman of the Asset Special Committee, Made Arjaya, asserted the asset problems would be resolved gradually so that they could be accomplished when the tenure of the House ended. (kmb29)

Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship drops in at Celukan Bawang Bali Post

SINGARAJA - The atmosphere of Celukan Bawang Harbor in Gerokgak was different from the usual, Wednesday (Dec 4). As a rule, the harbor is only docked by freight vessels, but last Wednesday it was dropped in by Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship from the United States. The Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship carried 432 travelers. When coming down from the cruise ship, they received special welcome. Aside from welcomed by baleganjur gamelan, the travelers were also greeted by the officials of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency and Pelindo III of Celukan Bawang. After a short break, the entourage took four tour packages to Northern Bali, namely the excursion to the West Bali National Park--Pemuteran, Julah-- Sembiran tourism village, Bedugul tourist area and the city tour–Buleleng Museum and Gedong Kirtya. The Seabourn Odyssey was the third biggest cruise ship dropping in at Celukan Bawang in 2013. The ship was 198 meters in length and had the weight of 32,000 gross tons. The Head of Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Ketut Warkadea, said the sojourn of the cruise ship posed the result of cooperation made by the Buleleng County with the Directorate General of Domestic Destinations, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. During the presence in the WTM London, the ministry considered the Celukan Bawang the best natural harbor. It had calm currents and the waves were not too high. “So, it will be easier for the vessels to dock and the hull will not be damaged due to friction with the dock,” he said. However, the ministry requested in order the Celukan Bawang could be well arranged and made a special dock for cruise ships. Thus, the cruise ship had separate pier from the freight vessels. “In addition, people are also asked to behave friendly and no hawkers are allowed to enter into the harbor area,” he said. (kmb15)

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Australian royal prank DJ settles case, resigns SYDNEY - An Australian DJ whose royal prank call to a London hospital resulted in the suicide of a nurse has settled her workplace lawsuit with the network and resigned. Mel Greig also won a public concession from her employer, Southern Cross Austereo, that she had not been responsible for broadcasting the call and had suggested it be edited before being aired. “Mel Greig wishes to make it clear that, as an announcer, she was not responsible for the decision to broadcast the hoax call,” Austereo said in a statement published late Wednesday. “Prior to the call being broadcast she made suggestions for changes to be made to the recording of the call. (Sydney radio station) 2Day FM decided that the call should be broadcast without alteration.” The concessions were made in an announcement from Austereo that it had “amicably resolved” an industrial tribunal case with Greig, who had filed a workplace safety complaint over the prank. The DJ, who has been on an extended leave of absence, had also resigned effective December 31, Austereo said. Greig endured a global backlash after the death of Indian-born hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found hanged three days after transferring a hoax call to staff caring for Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate Middleton. Posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles on the phone, Greig and co-host Michael Christian, from Southern Cross Austereo, were able to get details of Middleton’s condition on air. Austereo said it had contributed a “substantial” sum to a trust recently set up to help Saldanha’s family, adding that Greig “also wishes to pass on her personal condolences and regrets to the Saldanha family”. The prank, which made global headlines, saw advertising suspended and both DJs taken off the air.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before heading to their meeting at the Zhongnanhai diplomatic compound in Beijing December 5, 2013.

Biden says disputes remain

BEIJING - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States and China have “profound disagreements” over the treatment of American journalists in the country.

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The atmosphere of Celukan Bawang Harbor in Gerokgak was different from the usual, Wednesday (Dec 4). As a rule, the harbor is only docked by freight vessels, but last Wednesday it was dropped in by Seabourn Odyssey cruise ship from the United States.

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The comments by Biden are the highest-level statement out of Washington on the state of press freedoms in China. Biden’s statement came two days after the United Kingdom protested to China for barring a Bloomberg News reporter from an event in Beijing attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The reporter had travelled to China to cover Cameron’s visit. Biden, addressing U.S. executives in Beijing, said “innovation will thrive where people breathe freely, speak freely, are able to challenge orthodoxy, where newspapers can report the truth without fear of consequences”. “We have many disagreements,

some profound disagreements on some of those issues right now the treatment of U.S. journalists,” Biden said. “But I believe China will be stronger, more stable and more innovative if it respects universal human rights.” When asked about Biden’s remarks, China’s foreign ministry said the country manages foreign reporters according to law. “In recent years, we have provided an extremely convenient atmosphere for foreign reporters reporting in China, and the results have been plain for all to see,” ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing. Biden’s comments illustrate Washington’s concern over China’s intensified efforts to restrict

the activities of foreign news organisations. Both the New York Times Co and Bloomberg News have not been given new journalist visas for more than a year after they published stories about the wealth of family members of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and President Xi Jinping, respectively. In November, the Chinese government rejected the visa application of Paul Mooney, an American journalist whom Thomson Reuters had extended an offer to work in China. Foreign reporters working in China face numerous difficulties, including lack of access to top officials and harassment and even violence when covering sensitive events like protests.

New book probes Bhutto murder failures

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NEW YORK - A new book brings to a wider audience a theory of cover-up, sweeping blame and staggering security failures behind the 2007 assassination of Pakistan’s ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Author and Chilean diplomat Heraldo Munoz headed a damning UN report in 2010 that said Bhutto’s death could have been prevented and that Pakistan deliberately failed to investigate properly. Now a UN assistant secretary general, his book “Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan”, goes on sale in the United States next week. Oxford-educated Bhutto served twice as prime minister and had returned from exile to stand in elections when she was killed in a gun and suicide attack on December 27, 2007. Six years later, no one has been convicted of her murder. The government at the time blamed the Pakistani Taliban. Despite scant evidence, a Pakistani court this August charged Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s ruler from 1999-2008, with her killing. Munoz compares the assassination to a collective murder plot in a 17th century play and singles out Pakistan’s ex-interior minister in particular for refusing to give straight answers. Asked at a New York launch event whether he feared for his life during his investigation, Munoz said “not really”, but revealed that in around January 2010 he was forced to step up security. “I got a warning from a very trustworthy source that ‘these people’ are capable of anything and ‘these people’ don’t know the world,” he told the audience. Munoz likened the best explanation for who killed Bhutto to the 17th century Spanish play “Fuenteovejuna” by Felix Arturo Lope de Vega, in which a village united together to kill a hated commander. Al-Qaeda wanted her dead, the Pakistani Taliban executed the attack -- possibly with support of rogue intelligence agents -- and local police did a cover-up, Munoz said. Bhutto’s own security failed her and those who encouraged her to return to Pakistan did not provide her with protection, Munoz argues.


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JAKARTA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent Indonesia US$ 224 million for electricity installations on the Bali Island, which will help meet the electricity needs of the tourism sector.

LONDON - Iconic supermodel Kate Moss was on Monday honoured by the British fashion industry for her 25-year career, shortly after her Playboy cover celebrating the magazine’s 60th anniversary was revealed.

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US designer Marc Jacobs handed the model her Special Recognition Award at the British Fashion Awards ceremony at London’s Coliseum. The British Fashion Council called the 39-year-old “fearless and intuitive” and praised her “strong work ethic and knowledge of the fashion industry”. Moss began her modelling career aged 14 after being discovered by talent scout Sarah Doukas in New York. Ever since, the Londonborn model has graced the front covers of the world’s fashion magazines and newspapers, transfixed by her highprofile romances including actor Johnny Depp and bad-boy rocker Pete Doherty. Leading figures from the world of fashion lined up to pay tribute. Celebrity snapper Mario Testino said Moss -- the world’s most prolific Vogue cover girl -- had “made many people dream”. “The moment she puts on an outfit, it takes another identity,” he explained. “She adds personality to fashion and I personally can never get enough of her.” Designer Donatella Versace highlighted Moss’s “energy, charm and wit”, adding “I love you Kate!” Earlier Monday, racy shots from her 18-page spread in the January/February edition of Playboy were released. Editorial director Jimmy Jellinek said: “Playboy’s anniversary edition is a testament to 60 years of beautiful women, discerning taste, sexual emancipation, groundbreaking fiction and worldchanging journalism. “Having Kate Moss, a global icon and the most important supermodel of the past 25 years, appear on our cover makes this issue the perfect way to launch Playboy’s next 60 years.”

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In this Sept. 22, 2013 file photo, a model wears a creation for Missoni women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy. Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.’s color of the year for 2014.

Growing trend for 2014

Orchid as top color Associated Press

NEW YORK — Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.’s color of the year for 2014.It follows this year’s pick of emerald green. Officially known as Radiant Orchid, the tropical shade is a colorwheel contrast to green, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, but it’s not the red that would have been a more obvious choice. “It’s a little different, it’s a little off the beaten path, and it’s not a primary color,” she explains. “It’s an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers (an) opportunity to do creative things.” And, she said, that’s what pop culture wants right now. “People associate purple with creativity and originality — and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven’t tried before.” Pantone sets color standards for commercial use by design industries. Eiseman expects people will take to it quickly because it’s a flattering color for many skin tones and complementary neutral colors, but it will also look like something people haven’t seen in a while. That should work in

an economy that’s uncertain — not totally up, not fully down. “This is an opportunity to look at what you’ve already got in your closet and add to it. It will feel like the right amount of change.” The runways and red carpet have already had a few orchid moments, and Eiseman notes it’s a color that first lady Michelle Obama often wears. Even menswear has seen hints of it, with Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermengildo Zegna incorporating it into ties and trims. Pantone’s pick for color of the year will, in theory, have a strong presence in fashion, beauty, home design and consumer products. “It’s very relevant for spring, but I think even going into next fall it can be very pretty,” said Colleen Sherin, senior fashion director of upscale department store Saks Fifth Avenue. “In ready-to-wear, it mixes with other tones like chocolate browns, and burgundy or Bordeaux makes for a deeper, richer tonal story.” Sherin has invested the retailer’s resources in orchid, and an orchid-colored Gucci handbag has already been photographed for a Saks ad. It will translate just as well into lip color and eye shadow, and in home furnishings, she said. “I would love it in velvet. It would look so luxurious.”

“The electricity supply will push industry and other commercial sectors’ growth, particularly related to tourism,” ADB Senior Energy Specialist of Southeast Asia Department Aruna Wanniachchi said on Wednesday. Till date, electrification in Bali has been pegged at 69 percent, of which 46 percent is dominated by the commercial sector, while the State Electricity Company (PLN) still depends on a diesel power plant, which costs more. According to the master plan, the electricity installations in Bali will boost electricity delivery through 220 kilometer-long grids and a create 1,500 megawatts (MW) of capacity on the Java Island. ADB’s project will also develop 500/150 kilovolt substations in East Java for electricity supply and build new 500/150 kilovolt substations in Antosari, Bali, to receive electricity delivery, as well as

upgrade 11 old 150/20 kilovolt substations’ capacity. Currently, the Java-Bali grids are connected through two 150 kilovolt submarine cables, which have a 200 megawatt capacity. PLN has been building two addition cables to add a 200 MW capacity by 2014. Wanniachchi stated that ADB funds could be used to boost economic growth for Bali’s four million-strong population, of which 20 percent fall below the national poverty line. “This infrastructure project will also generate new employment for the locals around the site,” he added. Besides ADB, a project for infrastructure development in Bali worth US$ 410 million was also financed with a US$ 25 million loan from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and US$ 162 million allocated from the Indonesian government’s budget.

An official doing electricity maintenance in Bali Island. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent Indonesia US$ 224 million for electricity installations on the Bali Island, which will help meet the electricity needs of the tourism sector.

President urged to lead creation of new trading sytem Antara

NUSA DUA - The executive director of Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), Riza Damanik, has urged President Yudhoyono to take the lead in creating a new multilateral trading system that is not as exploitative as the World Trade Organization (WTO). “The President has ordered the Indonesian delegation to take an active role in persuading the 159 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a new multilateral trading system that will be mutually complementary and based on the principle of solidarity,” Riza Damanik said on Wednesday. He said that the existing trading system under the WTO made trade highly competitive, especially for countries selling similar products in different markets. In fact, the initial principle that led countries to engage in trade

with other nations -- exchanging goods produced at home for those that could not be produced at home -- no longer holds true. “For example, we can import dates that cannot be produced in Indonesia from Arab countries,” he pointed out. Today, however, Indonesia also imports products it can produce at home, such as soybeans from the United States and milk from Europe. He noted that the WTO forum is increasingly being used by advanced countries to force developing countries to implement policies that allow developed countries to control production and markets in developing nations. On Tuesday, President Yudhoyono officially opened the ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali.

The four-day meeting, from December 3 to 8, is being attended by 159 WTO member countries. The meeting aims to forge a multilateral trade deal after 12 years of delays under the Doha round. In his opening address, President Yudhoyono called on the delegates to cooperate and draft an agreement that promotes a fair and inclusive multilateral trading system. “I really hope that significant progress is made in the negotiations in Bali,” the president noted. The president added that now is the right time to encourage multilateral trade and prevent the global economy from falling into recession. He also said that he believes multilateral trade could boost people’s welfare and alleviate poverty in various parts of the world.

Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, who is the chairman of the WTO Ministerial Conference, noted that the success of the conference would send a strong message to the world about the multilateral trading system and the WTO. Gita also warned that multilateral trade faces the risk of failure if no agreement is reached at the Bali conference. “Multilateral trade will be vulnerable to attack and WTO policies will be questioned if we don’t reach an agreement here,” he added. After 12 fruitless years under the Doha round, there are high expectations that the WTO’s member countries will arrive at an agreement in Bali, Gita noted. “The Doha Round has continued for 12 years and it would reflect badly on all of us if there is no agreement in Bali,” he said.

Gita stated that certain issues have been agreed upon by some states, but there are some issues that every state needs to agree upon. Indonesia, as the conference host, has the obligation to bridge the interests of the poor and developing nations with those of the developed countries through a Bali package. There are three main issues that need to be resolved at Bali. “The bargaining issue of least developed countries has been agreed upon by the 159 member countries,” said Gita. Indonesia will push for agreement on at least one main issue in Bali if the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference faces another deadlock in negotiations. The Bali package deals with several issues, including trade facilitation, agriculture and the problems of least developed countries.


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India resists mounting pressure in WTO impasse Agence France-Presse

NUSA DUA - India on Thursday shrugged off mounting pressure to compromise in a global impasse over food security that has cast the future of the World Trade Organisation into doubt. New Delhi’s insistence that it be allowed to stockpile and subsidise grain for its millions of hungry poor has emerged as a major stumbling block at a WTO conference of trade ministers in Bali. The WTO has warned that failure to reach a compromise on that and other issues could be a death blow to the body’s 12-year-old effort to remove trade barriers, which is at a stalemate. “This is a fundamental issue. We

will never compromise,” Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told reporters at the conference venue on the Indonesian resort island. The WTO launched its main “Doha Round” of talks in Qatar in 2001, aiming to create an open trading environment and rules that are fair to both rich and poor countries. But protectionist disputes, particularly between the industrialised and developing worlds, have made

progress elusive. New WTO chief Roberto Azevedo of Brazil is pushing for an agreement in Bali on a more modest package touching on agricultural subsidies and other issues, hoping to buy time until Doha can be revived. With the clock ticking on the fourday conference, which ends Friday, diplomatic efforts have stepped up. Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, chair of the talks, said he

and Azevedo were seeking to broker a compromise between India and the United States. Washington and some other trading nations are said to feel the Indian position violates WTO limits on subsidies and fear stockpiled grain could end up on global markets, skewing prices. The crux of the impasse is New Delhi’s demand that it be made exempt from any WTO challenges over the issue indefinitely, while the Bali package would limit the exemption period. “This doesn’t mean that this is a mission impossible,” said Wirjawan, who has called for compromise in comments that appeared aimed at New Delhi.Earlier on Thursday, EU

Abrasion on Delod Berawah Beach expands Bali Post

JEMBRANA - Since having got no handling, in the long run the abrasion on the Delod Berawah Beach is increasingly widespread. Even, seawater is eroding the revetment of waterboom object in the area of Jembrana tourist attraction. Water of the pool existing at the location of tourist area also overflows to inundate a number

of gazebos provided for recreation. Some parts of the breakwater construction on the east side of the waterboom were destroyed. Rigid concretes installed in the ground were damaged because they were destroyed by huge waves. “Indeed, huge waves do not happen every day, but once coming they destroy the walls. As a result, we are forced to evacuate

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Since having got no handling, in the long run the abrasion on the Delod Berawah Beach is increasingly widespread. Even, seawater is eroding the revetment of waterboom object in the area of Jembrana tourist attraction.

the cattle,” explained a resident who was herding cattle near the waterboom. The resident did not know exactly when the breakwater was destroyed. However, when huge waves came they overflowed to get near the pool. Besides, the abrasion also caused the agricultural land owned by residents to be very close to the shoreline. Even, some of which were inundated with water and no longer productive. Then, the abrasion expanded to the west side, namely to the venue of melasti procession and waterboom pool. Headman of Delod Berawah, Made Rentana, when asked for his confirmation last Monday justified the widespread abrasion in the region. Nevertheless, his party had attempted to make and submit a proposal to ask for assistance of breakwater to relevant agencies. According to him, dozens of hectares of land owned by residents had vanished due to abrasion. Similarly, the waterboom and the venue of melasti procession were also threatened. “Revetment (of waterboom) has begun to crumble, we’ve made a proposal for handling this abrasion,” he explained. Meanwhile, the land near the fishing pond originally intended for recreational purpose was admitted to have flooded. It was the overflowing water from the fishing pond and Subak Klencung because the channel into the sea was clogged by sand. (kmb26)

Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht hinted at possible movement behind closed doors. “There has been a development in the Indian position but it is difficult to say what that could mean,” he said. India’s ruling Congress Party is facing tough elections next year, but Sharma said domestic politics were not a factor in its WTO stance. He framed the issue as a divide between industrialised countries and a developing world that he said viewed WTO rules as favouring rich nations.“India speaks for the vast majority of people in the developing countries and the poor countries. India is not alone,” he said.

RI, Slovakia sign US$50 million investment agreement Antara

NUSA DUA - Indonesia and Slovakia reached a US$850 million investment agreement at their third Joint Commission Session and eighth Business Round Table meeting in Bali on Monday, the Foreign Ministry reported on Wednesday. The investment value was the latest progress made, outside of the investment by the two countries in 20112012, at about US$1.2 billion, the ministry said in a press statement. The Indonesian delegation to the Joint Commission Session was led by Dian Triansyah Djani, director general for America and Europe at the Foreign Ministry, while the Slovakian delegation was chaired by Tomas Malatinsky, director general of international trade at the Economic Affairs Ministry. At the end of the meeting, both sides signed the minutes of the meeting, containing the substance of cooperation related to priority fields, including trade, investment, standardization, agriculture, energy, forestry and the environment. The Joint Commission Session was followed by the eight Business Round Table meetings, which were opened by Dian Triansyah Djani, with Tomas Malatinsky as a keynote speaker. Indonesia and Slovakia have investment potentials of high economic value in the fields of manufacturing, energy and food security, Dian Triansyah Djani said. In 2013, both countries signed five investment agreements, which will be realized in Indonesia, including the construction of a power plant and cement factory.

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GHM to unveil Chedi Club Jimbaran IBP

The hotel management group that gave travellers The Nam Hai, The Legian Bali and The Chedi Muscat has revealed plans for its latest luxury offering: an all-villa enclave set at Jimbaran on Bali. GHM announced The Chedi Club Jimbaran is on track to welcome its first guests in the third quarter of 2014. Encompassing 34 butler-serviced pool villas nestled within a 22,000-square-metre estate, the hotel’s spaces are the creation of Robert Nation, principal of Nation Architects, and Jaya Ibrahim, one of Indonesia’s foremost interior decorators. GHM’s fourth property on the Island of the Gods is expected to set a new precedent for privacy in Jimbaran Bay. Each pool villa will feature round-the-clock butler and in-room dining services, a full kitchen and a Balinese pavilion for al fresco meals and barbecues. The intimacy of the hotel’s villa design will be complemented by GHM’s signature five-star facilities, including a 25-metre U-shaped swimming pool, a restaurant specialising in contemporary Asian and Indonesian cuisine, a cigar

lounge and library, spa and health club. “We are redefining the concept of a stay experience where guests have their own butlers, their own pools, and their own dining venues, in a setting that is not only private but rejuvenating,” said GHM President Hans R. Jenni. “From a holistic standpoint, this exclusive property represents the opportunity for guests to appreciate yet another side of Bali, in a truly GHM style.” The Chedi Club Jimbaran will be GHM’s third property to debut over the course of a half-year period, following the opening of The Chedi Sakala in November 2013 and The Chedi Andermatt on December 20, 2013. The Chedi Club Jimbaran is located 5.5 kilometres or a 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport; and a 30-minute drive from the dining and entertainment district of Seminyak.

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

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

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

Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Universal Pictures has shut down production on “Fast & Furious 7” indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker. The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down “for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.” The seventh installment of the street car racing series had begun shooting in September. While much of “Fast & Furious 7” has been filmed, it’s far from complete. When Walker, 40, died in a fiery car crash Saturday north of Los Angeles, the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shooting had been planned to resume

Monday in Atlanta, but production was put on hold following Walker’s death. Universal had been trying to fast-track “Fast & Furious 7” for a July 11 release, a date that’s likely to be postponed. Universal hasn’t yet announced any release date change. “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended ‘Fast & Furious’ family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the studio said in a statement.

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Activist holds a banner during a protest against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Divisions over food subsidies widened among members of the World Trade Organization on Thursday, making it unlikely a landmark trade deal could be reached with just a day left to the end of talks.

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NUSA DUA - Divisions over food subsidies widened among members of the World Trade Organization on Thursday, making it unlikely a landmark trade deal could be reached with just a day left to the end of talks. Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File

Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen. Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ superhero team-up film with Batman and Superman, the studio announced Wednesday. Already starring in the currently untitled film are Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. Created in the 1940s and outfitted in patriotic colors, Wonder Woman was most famously played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” television series. But despite the character’s considerable cultural impact, Wonder Woman hasn’t previously made it into the movies. Wonder Woman’s inclusion in the film brings it closer to a full gathering of DC Comics’ Justice League, which also features the Flash, Aquaman and others. Warner Bros. hasn’t announced any further castings in the film, except that it will return many of the stars of Zac Snyder’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel.” Gadot is a former model who competed for Israel in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant. She has starred in several of the “Fast & Furious” films, including “Fast & Furious 6,” released earlier this year. “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” director Zac Snyder said in a statement. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role.” A sequel to Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” the Batman-Superman film is set to begin production early next year, and to be released in July 2015.

After 12 years of fruitless negotiation, diplomats warned that failure at a meeting this week on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali would devastate the body’s credibility as developed nations turn towards regional and bilateral trade talks. A Bali trade deal, already diluted to the “low-hanging fruit” of the moribund Doha round of talks, largely hinges on India and whether the world’s second most populous country can find common ground with the United States and other developed countries on food subsidies. India has repeatedly said it will not compromise on its policy of subsidising food for hundreds of millions of poor citizens. The tough stance has started to gain backers from developing countries in Asia, Africa and South America, India’s trade minister said.

“Countries with maybe more than 75 percent of the world’s population stand by India on this issue,” Anand Sharma told reporters. “It is better to have no agreement then to have a bad agreement.” Around 20 countries were in favour of India’s position, said a diplomat, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue. The trade talks also involve less contentious issues, such as assistance for the least developed countries and setting standards for handling the cross-border shipment of goods. Estimates of the value of the Bali deal to the world economy vary, with some as high as $1 trillion. Experts say it would be far more important than abolishing import tariffs

globally, since bureaucracy and opaque rules are a bigger brake on trade. If talks fail, the WTO may see its role as global custodian of the world’s trade rules being eroded by regional pacts now being negotiated, such as the U.S.-led 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership and a U.S.-EU tie-up known as TTIP. “Let us not sugar-coat reality: leaving Bali this week without an agreement would deal a debilitating blow to the WTO as a forum for multilateral negotiations,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Wednesday. “And if that happens, the unfortunate truth is that the loss will be felt most heavily by those members who can least afford it.” Yemen, poised to become the body’s 160th member next year, remained optimistic for a last-minute deal to help open up much needed investment in the second-poorest Arab state. “I don’t see a complete collapse of the WTO,” Yemen’s trade minister Saadaldeen Talib told Reuters. “That is not going to happen. Wisdom will prevail.”

Edisi 06 Desember 2013 | International Bali Post  

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