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People planting rice in a rice ﬁeld. Bali
government has not optimally boosted the agricultural production in the midst of rampant farmland conversion to a num-
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DENPASAR - Bali government has not optimally boosted the agricultural production in the midst of rampant farmland conversion to a number of other sectors. Actually, such potential can still be more optimized despite the rice production in Bali currently remains quite high compared to other regions in Indonesia.
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Chairman of the Bali Regional Executive Board of the Indonesian Farmers Association (DPD-HKTI), Prof. Dr. Nyoman Suparta, said that it was still possible to optimize the agricultural production in Bali. It could be carried out
either on rice agriculture or fruit commodity that were also produced by Bali over the years. “At the same time, it will become a critical measure that must be undertaken by Bali government amid the unstoppable occurrence
of farmland conversion to other sectors right now,” said Nyoman Suparta in Denpasar. According to him, so far the rice production in Bali had reached an average of 6 tons per hectare, much higher than other regions.
By extension efforts the pro- Farmers Empowerment duction achievement could Communication Forum still be increased to 8 tons (FKPPB) was expected per hectare. Similarly, in to establish a perception the production of local fruits or similar perspective on like papaya, mangosten how to improve the Bali and others, the application agricultural sector in the of technology in the sector future. Proceeds of the could still be improved to thinking would be the get a better quality. input for the local gov“Such an endeavor can ernment of Bali and each be realized by allocating regency/municipality to be a larger amount of budget taken into consideration, funds for the development as well as for the society of the agricultural sector in general in relation to the than the existing today,” steps to build the agriculhe said. tural sector. T h r o u g h t h e B a l i Continued on page 6
Ivanovic wins Tournament of Champions Associated Press
NUSA DUA — Ana Ivanovic successfully defended her WTA Tournament of Champions title with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Anabel Medina-Garigues on Sunday. The Serb gained momentum against her Spanish opponent early and was untroubled in winning her ﬁrst ﬁnal since the same event last year. On the day of her 24th birthday, Ivanovic celebrated with a $210,000 prize. Nadia Petrova of Russia took
third place by defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 6-2, 5-7, 6-0. Hantuchova ﬁlled in for Sabine Lisicki, who had to pull out with a back injury. Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, right, Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, left, holds their trophies at the award ceremony after their Bali Tournament of Champions tennis ﬁnal match in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Ivanovic won, 6-3, 6-0. AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
Monday, November 7, 2011
Bali News Property Business Grew Between USA Crisis
Victim search continued, family involved Priest
13 Million People Donâ€™t Own Houses Mangupura (Bali Post) -
Semarapura (Bali Post)-
Wayan Suena (35) from Banjar Geliang, Pempatan, Rendang, Karangasem, victim that got dragged by Unda River current is still continued searched last Saturday (5/11) by SAR team personnel using snorkling, air observation and diving techniques. Meanwhile colleagues and victimâ€™s wife, Ni Komang Suri, with a number of residents also priest went to location to present offerings with the hope victim will be found soon. Coordinator of the SAR team, Fatur Rahman, stated the search has been done in several kilometers radius from where victim sank. It was explained victimâ€™s wife has been always on location since Friday (4/11) and keep on praying. â€œI hope the team
will find my husband,â€? Suri stated. Mining Keep Ongoing
Meanwhile even though this case just happened, yet sand mining at Unda River keep ongoing. A number of trucks still
are parking and a number of workers seemed busy besides it. They donâ€™t seem to listen to what happened to victim Suena with the strong current of the river and stated the reason of their mining while the waters are shallow was to get income for their families. (kmb20)
Truck rolled, driver head ripped Tabanan (Bali Post) -
Sand contained truck being driven by Made Madet got rolled at by pass Kediri, Tabanan last Saturday (5/11). Expected to have been drowsy, Madet was saved yet got a rip wound on the cheek and head while now being treated at Tabanan Hospital. The single accident happened around 4 am local time when bringing 7 cubic weighing sand from Kintamani, Bangli towards the storage at West Selemadeg.
Not known how it happened, as LWJRWWR*HURNJDNWUDIÂżFOLJKW the truck went unstable, got up to pedestrian, hit a wall then got bouced off to the right and rolled after slipped on a drain. Front wheel got off and front window shattered causing driver seriously wounded. Other three trucks of his colleagues were in front of him. One of them, Gendut (40) explained they were driving steadily at 40 km/ hour and it seemed Madet was
drowsy. â€œWe brought victim straight away to hospital. This area of the accident is known to be mysteriously sensitive,â€? Gendut stated. The accident caused a trafÂżFMDPDW'HQSDVDU*LOLPDQXN URXWH DV VDQGV ÂżOOHG WKH URDGside. Around 8 am local time the truck was then evacuated. Gendut stated Madet got better and have got stitches. It is still not known how much loss was caused. (udi)
The truck that suffer from the accident.
Indonesia seemed to be a strong country from the long Europe and USA crisis affect. As being hit before, Indonesia seemed confident with a number of sectors like property keep growing two digits. Bakrieland Development Company Director President and CEO, Hiramsyah S Thaib stated the house construction happening in Indonesia every year reached 200,000-300,000 units with request 700,000 so thereâ€™s lessening of 400,000-500,000 units every year. â€œHouse has become an essential to the Indonesian yet the ability for government and private companies in providing houses is still limited,â€? Hiramsyah stated at Nusa Dua last Friday (4/11). Hirmansyahâ€™s company is op-
timistic the development target growth will reach two digits as the peopleâ€™s consuming keep being well as their income increases despite the global crisis. The condition was also supported by the very low interest with lowest 7.5 percent. And Bali being a tourist destination became a strategic place for property sector. Bank expert whoâ€™s also BRI Bank Commissioner, Aviliani, in this opportunity stated the Indonesian economy condition seemed an opposite to whatâ€™s happenign at USA and Europe. Even so with the crisis on that side, government should decrease the interest from Indonesian Bank 6.5 percent low interest can be even lower to keep real sector going for example up to level 5-5.5 percent. (par)
Marijuana trial of Australian boy
Examination accomplishes, attorney prepares indictment Dauh Puri, DenPostâ€”
Trial of the Australian boy, LM, 14, who was caught carrying marijuana, continued on Friday (Nov 4). The trial in the Denpasar District Court last Friday took place in relatively short time starting at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 12:30 a.m. Local Time. The trial itself examined eight witnesses at a time to get information. After examination of witnesses, the defendant was directly examined, too. On that account, the team of prosecutors led by Agung Atmaja immediately prepared the indictment after the trial. Not much different from the previous trial, when arriving at the Denpasar District Court, LM and both parents were heavily guarded E\SROLFHRIÂżFHUVSURVHFXWRUVDQG their personal bodyguard. Both parents of LM in the closed trial appeared as witnesses. They boyâ€™s lawyer, M. Rifan, met after the trial said that his parents requested if their child could be returned to their custody. â€œThey asked if he could be returned to his school and undergo rehabilitation
in Australia,â€? revealed Rifan. Additionally, Rifan also said that when testifying before the single judge Amzer Simanjuntak his parents also had been in tears. Aside from the two parents of LM, the other witnesses presented ZHUH SROLFH RIÂżFHUV WKUHH RIÂżFHUV of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN), witness from the rehabilitation center in Australia and Denny Tong. Rifan added that in the next session, Friday (Nov 11), the team of prosecutors was estimated to charge LM with Article 128 of the Act No. 35/2009 concerning with Narcotics so the boy would only be punished by returning him to his parents. According to Rifan, it had been in conformity with the facts of the trial. Nevertheless, based on the testiPRQ\RI%11UHKDELOLWDWLRQRIÂżFHU it was explained the Narcotics Act indeed did not set forth clearly whether the minor getting involved in narcotic case would be returned to their parents or put into the rehabilitation center. â€œIt will depend on the judgeâ€™s decision,â€? said Rifan. (108)
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Toward the summit meeting, police inspect Gilimanuk Gilimanuk (Bali Post)â€”
7RZDUGVWKHVXPPLWPHHWLQJLQ%DOLWKHRIÂżFHUVRI-HPEUDQD3ROLFHFRQGXFWHGDUHJXODURSHUDWLRQ6RPHORFDWLRQVRIWKHVHDVRQDOPLJUDQWVZHUHLQVSHFWHGE\MRLQWWHDPRIWKH-HPEUDQD 3ROLFH7KHWHDPFRQVLVWLQJRI-HPEUDQD3ROLFH0DULQH3ROLFHRI*LOLPDQXNDQGDSSDUDWXVRI *LOLPDQXN9LOODJHSHUIRUPHGDQLQVSHFWLRQWRDQXPEHURIERDUGLQJKRXVHVLQWKH*LOLPDQXN DUHD7KXUVGD\QLJKW1RY Dozens of boarding houses were LQVSHFWHG E\ WKH RIÂżFHUV$PRQJ the tens of seasonal migrants ensnared in the inspection, three of whom were migrants without identity. Allegedly, such illegal migrants could escape from the ID examination. Some of them were Rohim and the couples Masihan and Rumiani. Since having no ID cards, they were then repatriated to Banyuwangi. Chief of Gilimanuk Marine Police, Made Prihanjagat, with permission of Jembrana Police Chief, said the inspection was regularly carried out to anticipate unwanted WKLQJV 7KH RIÂżFHUV RYHUVDZ WKH people, goods and vehicles passing through Gilimanuk every day. â€œWe have performed this inspection on IBP/File regular basis. However, before the summit meeting we intensify it,â€? The ofďŹ cers are checking the indentity of the resident origihe explained. nated from outside Bali According to him, the illegal seasonal migrants having no ID Meanwhile, at the same time out ID cards and had no seasonal card that could escape from the similar inspection was also exe- migrant identity (KIPEM) of Bali. examination would be coordi- cuted at Pengambengan, Negara. A Afterward, they were gathered in nated with the officials in the ID joint team of the Negara City Police the village hall of Pengambengan to card check point and the Jem- DQG SXEOLF RUGHU RIÂżFHUV 6DWSRO immediately submit their relevant brana Regency. PP) could ensnared 29 people with- documents. (kmb26)
Shrinking farmland, rice production remains stable Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
So far the rice production in Bali remains stable. This has happened since a few years. However, in reality the land cultivated by farmers continues to shrink due to a large amount of farmland conversion. If any shrinkage happens to farmland, the rice production should decline. However, the data of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali indicated if the rice production has been relatively stable within WKHSDVWÂżYH\HDUV7KHSURGXFWLRQLVJHWWLQJEHWWHU due to implementation of technology. The recent data released by BPS Bali in Denpasar VKRZHGWKDWZLWKLQÂżYH\HDUV WKHULFH SURGXFWLRQFRQWLQXHGWRĂ€XFWXDWH+RZHYHUZKHQ calculated as a whole, the rice production during WKHSDVWÂżYH\HDUVH[SHULHQFHGDQLQFUHDVLQJWUHQG thought it was still very small at the average increase of about 3,097 tons of dry standard grain for mill (GKG) per year or equaled to 0.37 percent per year. Likewise, the data of rice harvest area in the ÂżYH\HDUVDOVRVKRZHGDQLQFUHDVLQJWUHQGDW KHFWDUHVSHU\HDURUSHUFHQWSHU\HDUÂł7KHWUHQG of production slightly lives through an increase as shored up by the increasing trend in the harvest area,â€? said I Gde Suarsa, the Head of BPS Bali. According to him, in terms of the rice production
development in Bali Province from the existing three VXEURXQGV LQ WKH SDVW ÂżYH \HDUV WKH VXEURXQG , -DQ$SU VKRZHGDQLQFUHDVLQJWUHQGDWWRQV of dry standard grain for mill (rising trend by 4.63 percent per year), while in sub-round II (May-Aug) and sub-round III (Sep-Dec) indicated a declining trend respectively 7,760 tons (2.80 percent per year) DQGWRQVRIGU\VWDQGDUGJUDLQIRUPLOOSHU\HDU (0.53 percent per year) . ,IWKHULFHSURGXFWLRQGXULQJWKHSDVWÂżYH\HDUV was reported to be relatively stable, it was different from the corn production continuing to decline. Decreasing rainfall in late 2009 compared to 2008 resulted in the declining corn cultivation on the dry land areas and even in Nusa Penida. Such condition FDXVHGWKHFURSDUHDGXULQJWKHVXEURXQG,LQ to decline. When calculated as a whole, the corn proGXFWLRQGXULQJWKHSHULRGRIH[SHULHQFHG DGHFOLQLQJWUHQGRQDQDYHUDJHRIDERXWWRQV RIGU\NHUQHOHYHU\\HDURUHTXDOHGWRSHUFHQW per year. â€œThe data on the area of corn harvest within WKH SDVW ÂżYH \HDUV VKRZ D GHFOLQLQJ WUHQG RI KHFWDUHVSHU\HDURUSHUFHQWSHU\HDUÂ´VDLG6Xarsa. Furthermore, he said the corn productivity also showed a declining trend of 0.07 quintals per hectare per year, down 0.24 percent per year. (bit)
Monday, November 7, 2011
A series of pujawali in Penataran Agung Ped Semarapura (Bali Post)â€”
Two days after pinnacle of pujawali or temple anniversary of the Penataran Agung Ped, Nusa Penida, Friday (Nov 4), the number of devotees coming to say prayers to the universal temple was still booming. Not only Balinese Hindus, foreigners had also come to stand in line in order they could follow the prayers. Devotees had begun coming to PenataranAgung Ped since 06:00 a.m. Local Time. For convenience, the opening and closing system was then applied at 07:00 a.m. Local Time to arrange the lines into the temple. Among those devotees, there were some foreigners. One of them was Hewison Siddhartha, 29, fromAustralia who claimed to follow the Shiva-Buddhism. â€œI have been to Bali for nine times. Similarly, I have said prayers to some temples in Bali PDLQODQG+RZHYHULWLVWKHÂżUVWWLPHIRUPHWRSUD\WR1XVD3HQLGDHVSHFLDOO\ to Penataran Agung Ped. I feel my life is empty, but my mind and heart turn quiet after saying prayers here (Penataran Pedâ€”Ed),â€? said Siddhartha when DVNHGIRUKLVFRQÂżUPDWLRQDIWHUWKHSUD\HUV He admitted that vibration in the Penataran Agung Ped was truly different from other temples in Bali. â€œI am sure, every temple does emit different vibration from the others,â€? he added while mentioning that in his country (Australia) there were many followers of Hinduism and Shiva-Buddhism as well as many sanctums could be visited as a place of worship. â€œHowever, the shape is very much different from the temples in Bali,â€? he said. To serve the devotees coming from all nooks and crannies of Bali, the ritual committee alerted at least 35 temple priests who served by turns for 24 hours. â€œEach temple existing in the complex of Penataran Agung Ped is handled by at least eight priests,â€? said the temple priest leader of Penataran Agung Ped, Jero Mangku Rame. In the series of bhakti penganyar ritual held from the morning when devotees were not too crowded, a number of temple priests seemed to have prepared some paraphernalia for the ritual such as kalpika made from hibiscus leaf and karawista made from blady grass. â€œKalpika and karawista DUHREOLJDWRU\SDUDSKHUQDOLDLQWKHEKDNWLSHQJDQ\DUULWXDOZLWKVLJQLÂżFDQFH that throughout the implementation of penganyar, all deities will make up themselves,â€? he said. Other than coming to worship, the Hindus also paid devotional services by cleaning up and providing health services to devotees, attendants and temple priests. Medical services were provided by medical team from Sanglah Hospital (daily since last Monday), while on last Saturday was served by eight doctors and eight paramedics from BROS Hospital. The doctors and paramedics of Sanglah Hospital were coordinated by Ken Wirasandi. Meanwhile, the team of BROS Hospital was led by Gede Harsa Wardana. Âł,WLVWKHÂżUVWWLPHIRUXVWRSDUWLFLSDWHLQWKHVRFLRUHOLJLRXVDFWLYLWLHVEHFDXVH we are a new hospital,â€? said Harsha. In the future, he hoped his party could be continuously involved in the activities organized by Bali Post Media Group .0% Âł:HDUHGHÂżQLWHO\UHDG\WRSDUWLFLSDWHDQGSUHSDUHRXUPHGLFDO personnel,â€? he added. Since the opening of the health service in the Wantilan Hall of Penataran Agung Ped it had been thronged by devotees, temple priests and attendants. A number of injured children due to falling down also came with their parents. Meanwhile, some adult patients claimed to have complaints related to rheumatism, impaired vision, cough and respiratory problems. Additionally, some patients wanted check up their blood sugar as the medical team prepared a device for the blood sugar test. â€œI really appreciate the social activities like the medical services because devotees, attendants and temple priests who happened to need a medical treatment can get it easily,â€? praised Jero Mangku Rame. (kmb20)
The Hindus are waiting in line to enter the Dalem Ped Templa
Monday, November 7, 2011
William and Catherine to move into Diana’s palace Agence France Presse
Prince William and his wife Catherine have chosen an apartment in Kensington Palace, famously associated with the prince’s mother Diana, as their London residence, royal ofﬁcials said Sunday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose April wedding was watched around the globe, are to move into the west London palace in mid- to late-2013, their St James’s Palace ofﬁce said. They have chosen Apartment 1A -- the former home of the late princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II’s sister. They will not be able to make the move for two years as structural repairs must ﬁrst be completed. At the moment their London base, Nottingham Cottage, is already in the palace grounds but the move will take them into the grander surroundings of Kensington Palace itself. The move is a return for William, 29, to his childhood home -- the palace was the main residence of the second in line to the throne and his brother Prince Harry, 27, until 1998. Mourners left a sea of ﬂowers and tributes at the gates of the 17thcentury palace after the death of princess Diana in a Paris car crash in 1997. William and Catherine, also 29, are mainly based on the island of Anglesey in northwest Wales at the moment, where the prince is a Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopter pilot. Harry will take over Nottingham Cottage when the royal couple move into the palace proper. The trio’s ofﬁces will also move with them from their current location at St James’s Palace. The queen and William’s father Prince Charles have approved the moves. Anyone fancying a peek at William and Catherine’s apartment has the chance to see a section of it, which is being used for a public exhibition until September 2012.
AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis
Greece’s prime Minister George Papandreou, left speaks to Greek President Karolos Papoulias, at the presidential house in Athens on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
Greek premier struggles to end political deadlock Associated Press Writer
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s prime minister struggled Saturday to form a temporary coalition government in the near-bankrupt country, extending a political deadlock threatening billions in international rescue funds. In an impassioned plea to parliament late Friday, George Papandreou agreed to step aside as premier if necessary to help hammer out a coalition, offering to include the conservative opposition party — a possibility
swiftly rejected by its leader. Papandreou said a new coalition government would need four months to secure the new 130 billion ($179 billion) rescue agreement and demonstrate the country’s commitment to remaining in the eurozone. “Cooperation is necessary to guarantee — for Greece and for our partners — that we can honor our commitments,” Papandreou said at a meeting Saturday with President Karolos Papoulias, hours after his Socialist government narrowly survived a conﬁdence vote.
“I am concerned that a lack of cooperation could trouble how our partners see our will and desire to remain in the central core of the European Union and the euro.” But Papandreou’s plea was snubbed by conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras. “We have not asked for any place in his government. All we want is for Mr. Papandreou to resign, because he has become dangerous for the country,” Samaras said in a televised address. “We insist on immediate elections.”
At least 67 dead in north Nigeria sect attacks Associated Press Writer
AP Photo/POLFOTO, Thomas Lekfeldt
Britain’s Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge seen during a visit to UNICEF’s global Supply Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday Nov. 2 2011, along with Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark, unseen.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Residents fearfully left their homes Saturday to bury their dead in northeast Nigeria following a series of coordinated attacks that killed at least 67 people and left a new police headquarters in ruins, government offices burned and symbols of state power destroyed. A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks in Borno and Yobe states, with the worst damage done in and around the city of Damaturu. The group also promised to continue its bloody sectarian ﬁght against Nigeria’s weak central government, with residents nervously
moving through empty streets, waiting for the next attack. “There’s that fear that something might possibly happen again,” Nigerian Red Cross ofﬁcial Ibrahim Bulama said. In Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, a car bomb exploded Friday afternoon outside a three-story building used as a military ofﬁce and barracks, killing many uniformed security agents, Bulama said. Gunmen then went through the town, blowing up a bank and attacking at least three police stations and some churches, leaving them in rubble, he said. Gunﬁre continued through the night and gunmen raided the village of Potiskum near the capital as well, witnesses said, leaving at least two people dead there.
Two suicide bombers detonated explosives inside vehicles in the nearby city of Maiduguri on Saturday night, but no casualties were reported in the surrounding areas, police said.On Saturday morning, people began hesitantly leaving their homes, seeing the destruction left behind which included military and police vehicles burned by the gunmen with the burned corpses of the drivers who died still in their seats. Bulama spoke to The Associated Press by telephone Saturday morning from a common Muslim burial ground in the city as his family buried a relative and friend, a police ofﬁcer who died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in the ﬁghting.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Melia Bali commited preserve Hindu ceremony rituals IBP
Meliá Bali is committed to helping preserve the Balinese culture and maintain good relationship especially with repeater guests. They offered guests an exciting opportunity to participate in an authentic Balinese Hindu Blessing Ceremony at Giri Amerta Temple which located at the resort. The event began with the guests being dressed by hotel staff in traditional temple attire of batik sarong, sacred sash. Then the procession to the temple began, with our guests taking their places along with the hotel staff. Once inside the temple compound, they shared in the ancient rituals of prayer and blessing with incense and flowers. The Balinese priest (Mangku) blessed them with holy water and rice to complete the ceremony. The afternoon finished with a Set Menu Lunch. The guests were delighted to have the chance of taking part in Bali’s distinctive culture
and religion for a few hours. Meliã Bali’s commitment to preserve Balinese cultural initiatives stems from the Balinese spiritual philosophy of ‘Tri Hita Karana’ as included in the resort’s sustainability policy. This philosophy emphasizes the importance of the balance and harmonious relationshipbetween humans and God, humans and humans, and humans and nature. “It was a very touching ceremony,” said one of the participating guests. “Although we come from different parts of the world, today’s ceremony shows that fundamentally there are no differences between us.” IBP/Net
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for November 2 through 21, 2011 2 Nov Buda Wage Kelawu Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Melanting temple Camenggaon Sukawati Penataran Ped temple Nusa Penida Pasek Gelgel temple Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal Pasek Bendesa temple Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pasek Gelgel temple Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Gaduhan Jagat temple Singakerta Ubud Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta Goa di Besakih, Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada Dadia Pasek Gelgel temple Sidemen Karangase Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan Tembuku, Bangli 8 Nov Anggar Kasih Dukut Dalem temple Batuyang Batubulan Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pr Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Desa/ Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Sulahan Merajan Pasek Padang Rata Padang Puser Jagat Dalem Dukut Nusa Penida 9 Nov Buda Umanis Dukut Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibang Kaja Abiansemal Dalem Samplangan Gianyar 10 Nov Purnama Kelima Batumadeg temple Besakih Kentel Gumi temple Batur Baangli Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar
Ngusaba di Kehen Bangli Desa Pemenang Lombok Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Suranadi temple Lombok Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan Dalem temple Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Songan Kintamani Dalem Pulasari Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Suci Desa Tianyar temple Kubu Karangasem Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani Narmada temple Lombok Segara temple Ampenan Lombok Ularan temple Seririt Buleleng 19 Nov Saraswati Pasek Tangkas Gempinis dalang Tabanan Pasek Gelgel sayan Bongkase Abiansemal Watugunung temple Bima Agung Jagatkarana Surabaya Aditya Jaya temple Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pemaksan temple Banyuning Timur Buleleng Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Giri Jaya Natha temple Balikpapan Agung Santi Bhuana Brugelette Belgia 21 Nov Some Ribek Jati temple Jembrana Kawitan Batugaing Bangli Tirta Wening Tambak Sari Surabaya
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.
Monday, November 7, 2011
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Yudhoyono asked G20 not to forget initial goal Antara
JAKARTA - At the recent G20 summit in France, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had told world leaders not forget the initial goal of the group’s formation despite the current economic crisis in the Euro zone. At a press conference upon arrival from the G20 Summit in Cannes, France here on Saturday, the president said he had also reminded G20 leaders not to forget various development programs such as poverty eradication and job creation. “I warned them that the group’s huge task with medium-term, fundamental and strategic dimensions should not be neglected just because of the economic crisis in Greece and the Euro zone,” he said. President Yudhoyono said the 6th G20 Summit was indeed domi-
nated by discussions on the current economic crisis in Greece so that the meeting’s main focus was on efforts to ﬁnd a solution to the crisis. He said at the forum he had expressed trust in Eurozone leaders and the hope they could take concrete steps to overcome the problem. But Yudhoyono had also reminded the other leaders that the G20 was a group representing the world’s nations so that the interests of developing and least developed countries must also be taken into consideration.
“I reminded them that as the crisis in the Euro zone would eventually be overcome, the group must return to its framework which in essence is working jointly to increase global and balanced economic growth and maintain financial stability,” he said. The G20 Summit was ﬁrst held in Washington DC, the US, in 2008 in response to the global ﬁnancial crisis in the year. Leaders from the developed and developing countries gathered in the forum to ﬁnd solutions to the crisis and at the same time formulate a mechanism to create a stable ﬁnancial system in the
world so that the crisis would not happen again in the future. One of the agreements made at the meeting was a decision to reform the ﬁnancial system to create a more stable, balanced and just mechanism for all nations in the world. At the summit in Cannes, France, the G20 leaders issued a Cannes Declaration affirming the G20 member countries’ commitment to carry out and continue various policies in the ﬁscal and monetary ﬁelds and to make structural reforms in the ﬁnancial sector by considering the impact of their domestic policies on other countries. The G20 countries also agreed on concrete steps formulated in the Cannes Action Plan, including G20 response to restore the market’s
conﬁdence, especially with regard to the crisis in the Euro zone, acceleration of the settlement of global injustices, reform of the ﬁnancial system, and adopting a policy for increasing the capacity of the International Monetary Fund in carrying out its duty of safeguarding global finances more optimally and its capacity to provide a ﬁrmer warning before a crisis happens. President Yudhoyono said at the summit in France, the G20 leaders also agreed that the forum would remain informal but maintain its continuity and consistency in solving problems. Yudhoyono also said Indonesia was hoping to win the honor of hosting a G20 summit in 2016 to represent the Asian region in competition with China and Japan.
Freeport Indonesia miners, RI’s government tribesmen defend road blockades mulling rice imports from India Reuters
JAKARTA - The government is considering importing 500 thousand tons of rice from India following weeks of flooding in Thailand, a Trade Ministry official said. “India has offered to sell 500 thousand tons of rice to us. We are still considering the offer,” Director General of Foreign Trade at the Trade Ministry Deddy Saleh was quoted by News Kerala as saying. India offered a business-to-business scheme to sell the rice and therefore, the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) needed to adjust to the scheme, he said. He said Indonesia was also looking into the possibility of importing rice from Cambodia and Pakistan to meet its rice import target for 2011. The government plans to import 1.6 million tons of rice from Vietnam and Thailand this year. As per October 2011 Bulog has imported 536 thousand tons of rice, less than a half of 1.2 million tons under a contract signed with Vietnam. Meanwhile, the government has canceled a plan to import 300 thousand tons of rice from Thailand. Earlier, Deputy Agriculture Minister Rusman Heriawan said the government would make every effort not to import rice any longer in 2012. “Admittedly, Indonesia will still have to import rice this year to meet domestic needs because of uncertain season causing a number of rice-producing regions to see harvest failure. Therefore, he added every rice producing regions including Southeast Sulawesi province would hopefully contribute to the national rice stocks. Rice is the main staple food in the country with a population of more than 200 million.
TIMIKA - Police failed to lift road blockades stopping fuel and food reaching Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold’s mining operations in Indonesia’s Papua region, after clashes with striking miners and local tribesmen on Friday. Miners have been striking at Grasberg, the world’s secondbiggest copper mine, since mid-September, disrupting output and stopping shipments. Violence has escalated in recent weeks with sabotage to pipelines and deadly attacks on employees. Angry workers and people from seven local tribes are blocking the main road near an airport in Timika that links Freeport’s port to the Grasberg mine, and refused to shift after police gave them a deadline to move by Tuesday. “People fought back. The police gave several warning shots but they have left now,” said a striking worker, adding there were no casualties reported. “The tribes have conducted war ceremonies. They are ready to die for this.” The worker dispute over pay has drawn in local tribes, armed with spears and arrows, who have their own grievances
over land rights, pollution and a lack of apparent beneﬁt for the region from its resource wealth. The police and army have been criticised for human rights violations in the remote mountainous region, where a separatist movement has simmered for decades, while Freeport has come under ﬁre for payments to authorities for security. The blockades are part of a prolonged strike by around 12,000 of the mine’s 23,000 workers. The company has offered a 30 percent pay rise but the union is holding out for a ﬁvefold increase. Freeport said on Tuesday production and processing rates at Grasberg had fallen below levels needed to meet fourthquarter sales targets. It also said it could take a month to ﬁx its main sabotagehit pipeline to take concentrate to its port where there are no stockpiles left for shipping. On Oct. 26, Freeport Indonesia declared force majeure on affected concentrate sales. The energy ministry said on Thursday that Freeport Indonesia was now producing at 5 percent of its full capacity due to damage in the pipeline. This photo taken on November 5, 2011 shows Indonesian policemen dispersing Freeport workers at a nearby pipe network belonging to Freeport in Timika. US miner Freeport-McMoRan on declared force majeure on shipments from its strike-hit Indonesian gold and copper mine so it can avoid liability on existing customer orders.
AFP PHOTO / TJAHJO ERANIUS
Monday, November 7, 2011
Bali Today Indonesiaâ€™s gay community hails â€ŤŰ‹â€ŹUVWFOLQLF Agence France-Presse
People slicing meat after a slaughtering during celebrations of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the SacriďŹ ce, Sunday,Nov. 6. 2011.
Idul Adha celebrated by Moslem in Bali
KUTA - Indonesiaâ€™s gay and transgender community on Thursday KDLOHGWKHRSHQLQJRILWVÂżUVWGHGLFDWHGKHDOWKFOLQLFDVRIÂżFLDOVEDWWOH a soaring HIV rate in the Muslim majority nation. 7KHFOLQLFRQWKH,QGRQHVLDQLVODQGRI%DOLWKHÂżUVWRILWVNLQGLQ the country, has received nearly 100 patients since it swung open its doors in early October, clinic administrator Dewa Nyoman Wirawan told AFP. â€œThey tend to think twice before seeking treatment at public health centres as they often have an unpleasant experience -- especially the transgenders due to their physical appearance,â€? he said. â€œPeople tend to judge (the communityâ€™s) sexual orientation as deviant. Gays need such exclusive health clinics so that they will no longer hesitate to undergo routine screenings for sexually transmitted diseases or an HIV test.â€? The privately-owned Bali Medika Clinic offers various services including counselling on safe sex practices, as well as free condoms and antiretroviral drugs for HIV patients. â€œWe usually get an unfriendly welcome at public health clinics. Thatâ€™s what makes us reluctant to go to hospitals when we get ill,â€? said Christian Supriyadinata, head of Gaya Dewata, an organisation that represents Baliâ€™s gay and transgender community. â€œThis clinic will have a very positive impact for us. If we receive quick treatment it will automatically keep (sexually transmitted) diseases from spreading,â€? he added. The number of known HIV/AIDS cases in Bali, a tourist hotspot, jumped to 3,778 in 2010, up 19 percent over the previous year, according to a report by the National AIDS Commission. A quarter of the islandâ€™s prostitutes are reported to be HIV-positive, RIÂżFLDOVVD\ Homosexuality is legal in the country of 240 million people, but it remains a taboo among many in the worldâ€™s most populous Muslim nation. Wirawan said the clinic was crucial for an often stigmatised community. â€œWhenever they have an HIV test they have no choice but to reveal their sexual orientation and it is not easy for them elsewhere due to the social stigma,â€? he said.
DENPASAR - The Idul Adha celebration that falled on Sunday, November 6, 2011, was celebrated by Moslem in Bali. Eventhough rain falled in Denpasar, Moslem people keep performed ,GXO$GKDSUD\HUV$VXVXDODIWHUSUD\LQJWKHVDFULÂżFLDODQLPDOVEHLQJVODXJKWHUHGDQGWKH meat delivered to those entitled to receive it. One of Moslem organization that performed this slaughtered activity was Islam Missionary Endeavor Organization of Indonesia (LDII). According to Vice chairman of LDII Bali Hardilan, S.H., there was 93 cows and 260 goats that being slaugthered and distributed to those entitled to
receive it. â€œWe distributed the meat to orphanages, elderly house, and surrounding neighbours,â€? he said. Hardilan that accompanied by $JXV 3XUPDGL DGGHG WKH VDFULÂżcial animal were donation from Moslem people. He said that in this Idul Adha, LDII try to serve
the people in need by collecting data the ones that in need. After the slaughtered, LDII distributed the meat according to their data. â€œWe donâ€™t want long queieng happened so we distributed all 10 thousands packages that we prepared to those entitled to receive it,â€? he explained. (kmb18)
AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA
Motorcyclists ride past Indonesiaâ€™s first health clinic for the gay and transgender communitee, Bali Medika Clinic in Denpasar, on the resort island of Bali on November 3, 2011.
Monday, November 7, 2011
UDANG PANTUNG KUNING (Lobster in Yellow Sauce) OVERVIEW: A real gourmet treat from Bali, this could also be made with huge prawns. In Bali, coconut chunks are roasted directly on charcoal, then the charred skin scrapped off and the ﬂesh grated for making the coconut milk. INGREDIENTS: 4 sml lobsters, weighing about 500 gr each or 1 kg large prawns 5 cups water 2 lemongrass, bruised 2 fragrant lime leaves 4 cups coconut milk few drops white vinegar fried shallots to garnish
AFP PHOTO / Sonny TUMBELAKA / FILES
The Australian teenager on trial in Indonesia for drug possession covers his face as he is escorted by guards at the imigration detention house in Denpasar, on the island of Bali on November 1, 2011. The parents of an Australian teenager on trial in Indonesia for drug possession sold exclusive rights to his story to a commercial television network for a six-ﬁgure sum, reports said on November 6. The 14-year-old is facing a maximum six years in prison after being caught with 6.9 grams of marijuana in Bali’s tourist area of Kuta last month, where he was on holiday with his parents.
SPICE PASTE: 5 red chilies, seeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 7 shallots, peeled and chopped 5 cm fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped 5 cm ginger, peeled and chopped 4 candlenuts 1 ½ tsp coriander ½ tsp dried shrimp paste toasted 1 sml tomato, peeled and seeded 2 tbsp oil 1 ½ tbsp tamarind pulp 1 salam leaf 1 lemon grass, bruised PREPARATION: Prepare spice paste by grinding or blending all ingredients except oil, tamarind, salam leaf and lemongrass. Heat oil, add spice paste and all other ingredients. Cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes, then cool. Wash lobsters and leave whole. Bring water to the boil, add lobsters and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lobsters, plunge in iced water for 1 minutes, then drain and remove meat. Return shells to the pot of water, keeping lobster meat aside. Add spice paste, lemongrass, lime leaves and vinegar to the water with the shells and simmer until 4 cups of stock remain. Add coconut milk and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain stock and return to pan. Add lobster and simmer for 1 minute. Serve garnished with fried shallots and accompanied by white rice. Helpful hints: if using prawns instead of lobster, peel the raw prawns and put prawns shells 4 cups of water. Simmer for 5 minutes, then combine this stock with coconut milk, prawns and all other ingredients, simmering until cooked.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Enjoy Beautiful Golf Experience IBP
When you visit Bali and love to do golf, you surely can try several golf courses in Bali that give you beautiful golf experience. With the international Bali Golf Course and beautiful of landscape will be your value interest to play the golf that is served in three several gold club in Bali Island. Here are several golf courses that you should try during your holiday in Bali. Get ready to join the game and served by the professional staff and caddy will complete your lovely holiday in the Paradise Island of Bali. Golf in Bali is a fantastic and exciting golf playing experience in paradise Bali Island. Nusa Dua Bali Golf and Country Club
Nusa Dua Bali Golf and Country
Club, voted ‘One of Asia’s 5 Best Golf Courses’(Fortune Magazine - USA) will offer visitors to Bali a truly unique golﬁng experience due to the fantastic setting of the course. Golfers will experience three distinct playing environments throughout the 18-hole course. The setting of holes 1 through 9 features creeks, canyons, and native vegetation ﬁlled with tropical birds. The golf course architect team of Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright incorporated small hand-built stone walls to terrace the
sides of fairways and tees in order to emulate the rice ﬁelds terraces of the Bali countryside. The setting for holes 10 through 16 present the golfer with lush gently sculptured fairways through a mature coconut grove. The coconut palms, some as tall as 100 feet, provide vertical deﬁnition to the golf course. The 17th hole plays out to the beautiful blue Indian Ocean and usually into a cool ocean breeze. The 18th hole plays from the beach back to the clubhouse along side a 16-acre lake. Nirwana Bali Golf Country Club
Nirwana Bali Golf Country Club is a visual masterpiece of dramatic ocean views and lush Balinese landscapes. Greg Norman has designed it golf course, Nirwana Bali Golf Course offers a spectacular challenge and a unique world-class experience for golfers of all skill levels. The golf course that is designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman with hole 18 th is one of the most photographed
and challenging golf courses in the world. With three holes running along the cliffs of the Indian Ocean and terraced rice paddies providing unique hazards and this course has been tested the accuracy and consistency of a PGA Professional and still be enjoyable for the average golfer. It is set on the southwest coast of Bali with 45 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport. Nirwana Bali Golf Club is the centerpiece of the fully integrated Nirwana Bali Resort. You can come and experience the ultimate golf course in Bali or you can join the Nirwana Bali Golf Package. New Kuta Golf
New Kuta Golf is a new golf course set on the 85 hectares land right on the limestone cliff with stunning view of the Indian Ocean. It is a great golf course with 18 holes located 20 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport to the southern part of Bali and blessed the magniﬁcent of sunset. New Kuta Golf is designed with four of tees for each of the 18 holes there’s enough variety to ensure a satisfying for all skill levels. The
golf course will invite you to experience this championship layout ﬁrsthand to discover much more than just a golf course. Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club
Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is one of the golf courses located in the mountain and sightseeing area with beautiful panorama of Tamblingan Lake. It is situated in the plateau area of Bedugul Bali, the cool temperature surrounds the golf course, and the green rain forest covers your view from the course hence making your golf experiences are more enjoyable and full fun. The world-class of golf tournament have been executed in this place and serve with the professional staff and caddy who guide you on your lovely golf game. Bali Handara Kosaido is located about 1000 meter above sea level and 3 hours drive from Bali’s International Airport. Some of the places of interest around the golf course like Beratan Lake, Ulun Danu Temple can be visited on your way to the golf course and in our package we have provided one hour, Bedugul Tour to visit this tourist places.
Monday, November 7, 2011
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Secrecy surrounds new James Bond movie “Skyfall” Reuters
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Director Sam Mendes, right, and actor Daniel Craig pose for photographs at the photo call for the new James Bond ﬁlm titled Skyfall, at a central London restaurant venue, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
LONDON - Daniel Craig will be back dodging bullets and vanquishing villains from China to Turkey in the 23rd installment of the James Bond ﬁlm franchise, but the stars and director of “Skyfall” are keeping the who, what and how under wraps for now. As previously announced, Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes directs his ﬁrst Bond adventure, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012 when Skyfall is released. One of the few details Mendes Broccoli and Michael Wilson. would be playing because Bond fans revealed to more than 100 reportIn addition, Mendes said the might recognize them, the “American ers from around the world at the latest installment in one of cin- Beauty” director replied: “They might film’s London press launch were ema’s longest and most successful do. On the other hand they might not.” his cast and the locations of the film franchises will feature Ben What producers have confirmed blockbuster, which starts produc- Whishaw “who will be playing a is that Skyfall will take Bond on tion on Monday. part I can’t tell you about in scenes another action-packed mission to Bond regulars Craig and Judi I can tell you nothing about. “And London, Shanghai, Istanbul and Dench, as his stern spymaster M, Albert Finney, who will also be Scotland. A press release gave a return to their roles, Spanish actor playing a part I can tell you nothing brief plot outline, saying Bond’s Javier Bardem plays the villain and about in scenes that I can’t really loyalty to M is tested “as her past French actress Berenice Marlohe tell you about and Ralph Fiennes, comes back to haunt her. and Britain’s Naomie Harris are who, similarly, I can give you very “As MI6 (British intelligence) Bond girls. All five were at the little information about.” comes under attack, 007 must track press briefing, where they were Asked whether he had not named down and destroy the threat, no joined by Bond producers Barbara all of the characters the leading actors matter how personal the cost.”
The Who launchteen Woman cancer program at suing Bieber LA hospital faces Vegas battery trial
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES — The two original members of the British rock band The Who have launched a program for teens and young adults with cancer. Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend pledged Friday to raise money to renovate part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center pediatric ﬂoor into a separate space for patients ages 15 to 25. Townshend was unable to appear in person in Los Angeles, but sent in a video message. The effort is being supported by other celebrities including Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. The goal is to create rooms clustered around a common lounge area where young cancer patients can hang out with one another. Several hospitals across the country including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia already have dedicated spaces for teen cancer patients.
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Roger Daltrey, right, of the British rock band The Who, and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin pose with a guitar autographed by them during a news conference at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.
Associated Press Writer
LAS VEGAS — A San Diego woman who claims pop star Justin Bieber fathered her 3-monthold son has a court date in Las Vegas on allegations she slapped an ex-boyfriend. Court records show 20-year-old Mariah Yeater (YAY’-ter) faces a bench trial Dec. 12 on a misdemeanor battery charge that could get her six months in jail and a $1,000 ﬁne. A police report says Yeater slapped her 18-year-old exboyfriend Dec. 21, 2010. The two were arguing about a window broken on the car of the his new girlfriend. The case was first reported by TMZ. Yeater’s lawyer in the battery case, John Spilotro, says she pleaded not guilty, and he declined to comment further. Yeater attended school in Las Vegas before withdrawing from 10th grade in 2008. She is suing the 17-year-old Bieber in California, seeking a paternity test and child support.
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This Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Mariah Laci Yeater.
Monday, November 7, 2011
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 ﬁle photo, workers repair electrical wires along the banks of the Ganges River in Allahabad, India.
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Biggest spike ever in global warming gases: US Agence France Presse
The amount of global warming gases sent into the atmosphere made an unprecedented jump in 2010, according to the US Department of Energy’s latest world data on carbon dioxide emissions. “It’s big,” said Tom Boden, director of the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Environmental Sciences Division at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. “Our data go back to 1751, even before the Industrial Revolution. Never before have we seen a 500-million-metric-ton carbon increase in a single year,” he told AFP. The 512 million metric ton increase amounted to a near six percent rise between 2009 and 2010, going from 8.6 billion
metric tons to 9.1 billion. Large jumps, measured from C02 emissions released into the atmosphere as a result of burning coal and gas, were visible in China, the United States and India, the world’s top three polluters. Signiﬁcant spikes over 2009 were also seen in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, Poland and Kazakhstan.
Some countries, like Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Spain, New Zealand and Pakistan actually showed slight declines from 2009 to 2010, but those nations were uncommon. Much of Europe showed a moderate uptick. The ﬁgures could indicate economic recovery from the global recession of 2007-2008, according to
Boden. “At least from an energy consumption standpoint, companies were back to manufacturing levels that rivaled pre-2008 levels, people were traveling again so emissions from the transportation sector rivaled those of pre-2008,” he said. But the data also raised concerns about the health of the environment. “This is very bad news,” said John Abraham, associate professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering in Minnesota. “These results show that it will be harder to make the tough cuts to
emissions if we are to head off a climate crisis.” The data is derived from United Nations statistics gathered from every country in the world about fossil fuel energy stockpiles, imports, exports and production, as well as energy data compiled by oil giant BP. “If you know how much of a fuel is consumed and you know the oxidation rate and you know the carbon content of the fuel, you can derive the emission estimate, so it is a pretty straightforward algorithm as far as the calculation,” said Boden.
Siri a challenge to Google search: Eric Schmidt Associated Press Writer
The voice-activated Siri assistant on Apple’s iPhone 4S is a direct challenge to Google’s search engine, chairman Eric Schmidt said. “Apple has launched an entirely new approach to search technology with Siri, its voice-activated search and task-completion service built into the iPhone 4S,” Schmidt acknowledged in a written response to lawmakers released Friday by the Senate antitrust subcommittee. He also pointed to challenges from social networks like Facebook,
micro-blogging website Twitter and traditional competitors such as Microsoft’s Bing. “Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter also allow users to leverage their social networks to ﬁnd answers to their questions. Google is therefore competing with all methods available to access information on the Internet, not just other general search engines,” Schmidt wrote. “The source of Facebook’s competition with Google is not only through using Bing to search the Internet but, also by offering users
a fundamentally different way to discover and connect with information on the Internet.” Respected technology site TechCrunch has already described Siri, introduced last month, as Apple’s “entry point” into the search engine business, while a Forbes commentator has called the service a “Google killer.”Schmidt’s response comes as Google, which according to Internet marketing research ﬁrm ComScore has a 65.3 percent share of the US search engine market, is under investigation by US and European antitrust bodies.
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Apple’s Senior Vice President of iOS Scott Forstall speaks about the new voice recognition app called Siri in California in October 2011. The voice-activated Siri assistant on Apple’s iPhone 4S is a direct challenge to Google’s search engine, chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Valencia push Levante further off the pace Reuters
0$'5,' Surprise package Levante suffered a second consecutive La Liga defeat as they lost 2-0 at home to Valencia in a turbocharged city derby on Saturday. An own-goal from Javi Venta and freekick from Tino Costa after the break saw Valencia climb above their neighbours into third place on 24 points, just one behind leaders Real Madrid. Levante are in fourth place a point further back. â€œIt was the game we expected in terms of intensity, competitivenes and tension,â€? Valencia coach Unai Emery told reporters. â€œWe managed it well against a team who had won every game at home.â€? Second-placed Barcelona, also on 24 points, visit Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, when Real play Osasuna at the Bernabeu seeking their WKFRQVHFXWLYHYLFWRU\LQDOOFRPSHWLWLRQV6HYLOODDUHILIWKRQ points after a drab 0-0 draw at a rain-soaked Real Mallorca, with Marcelinoâ€™s side still to record a win on the road this season. Mallorcaâ€™s new coach Joaquin Caparros remains without a win since replacing Michael Laudrup early last month. Malaga are sixth RQSRLQWVDIWHUEHLQJKHOGWRDGUDZDW$QGDOXFLDQULYDOV5HDO Betis with the big-spending south-coast club continuing to struggle to live up to expectations. Promoted Betis, who were top of the table six weeks ago, earned their first point in seven outings, ending a run of six defeats in a URZZKLFKKDVVHHQWKHPSOXPPHWWRWK HARD AND FAST
It was the first time in nearly half a century that Levante had hosted Valencia while placed higher in the standings. The tackles flew in hard and fast and the referee flashed five yellow cards before the break as tempers were never far from boiling over. Tino Costaâ€™s clever ball behind the defence set Jordi Alba scampering into the area after 32 minutes, but as Levante fullback Venta slid in to tackle him he diverted the ball past his own keeper. Costa doubled the lead when home keeper Gustavo Munua completely misjudged the Argentineâ€™s freekick after 50 minutes. Levante lost their first game of the campaign by the same scoreline 2-0 at Osasuna last weekend. â€œI have to congratulate Valencia because they played a good game but the goals were hard to take especially the second,â€? Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez said. â€œWeâ€™ll pick ourselves up. We have to think about now and not what could have been.â€?
Valenciaâ€™s Alberto â€˜Tinoâ€™ Costa (R) celebrates his goal with his teammate Jordi Alba during their Spanish ďŹ rst division soccer match against Levante at the Ciudad de Valencia Stadium in Valencia November 5, 2011.
Emotional Ferguson looking beyond anniversary Agence France Presse
6LU$OH[)HUJXVRQFHOHEUDWHGKLVWKDQQLYHUVDU\DVPDQDJHURI0DQFKHVWHU8QLWHG ZLWKDYLFWRU\RYHU6XQGHUODQGEHIRUHDGPLWWLQJWKDWKHKDGEHHQPRYHGE\WKHFOXEÂśV GHFLVLRQWRQDPHDVWDQGLQKLVKRQRXU The North Stand, the largest of the four at Old Trafford, is now titled â€œThe Sir Alex Ferguson Stand,â€? while United chief executive David Gill also confirmed that a statue of the veteran Scottish manager will be unveiled there before the start of next season. â€œI was really emotional. I couldnâ€™t believe and I didnâ€™t expect that,â€? said Ferguson who was clearly moved when Gill revealed the tribute on the pitch before kick-off. â€œI have to thank the club for that because it is fantastic of them to do that. I am really proud of this moment. â€œI never knew a thing about it. (Assistant manager) Mike Phelan knew about it and he never told me, so heâ€™s sacked. But I had absolutely no idea and neither had my family. I donâ€™t think they did anyway. â€œI am glad itâ€™s all over, though. We can kick on now.â€? United needed an own goal from their former defender Wes %URZQGHHSLQÂżUVWKDOILQMXU\ time to be sure of the three points and, while they recorded a fourth consecutive clean sheet since the KXPLOLDWLRQRIWKHKRPHORVV to Manchester City, it was hardly a vintage United display. â€œIâ€™d have been quite happy to blow the whistle when we went XSDQGÂżQLVKWKHJDPHÂ´VDLG Ferguson. â€œIt was an anxious day for the players and I think they showed that today. They improved in WKH VHFRQGKDOI EXW WKH ODVW minutes was torture. â€œPossibly, yes, the occasion got to the players. The players wanted to do well for me, I think that was obvious, but these occasions can be a bit like that. â€œI remember when we commemorated the 50th anniversary of Munich against City and that certainly got through to the players that day, no question. Maybe a little bit today.â€? Anders Lindegaard, handed a start in favour of David de Gea in the United goal, disagreed with
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Manchester Unitedâ€™s manager Sir Alex Ferguson poses for photographs in front of the newly named Sir Alex Ferguson Stand after a presentation commemorating his 25 years in charge of the club before the teamâ€™s English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Nov. 5, 2011. his managerâ€™s claim that the sense of occasion affected them but he was quick to pay his own tribute to 69-year-old Ferguson. â€œDefinitely not,â€? said Lindegaard when asked if the anniversary occasion had been a problem. â€œSome of the wisest words I have learned since I came here came from the manager who said, Play the game, not the occasion. â€œWe tend to slow down our pace when we are playing opponents in a lower gear than ourselves. We have to be able to keep our highest gear even if we are playing opponents not playing that quick. We have to do that better. â€œNaming a stand after the manager says it all. Heâ€™s got he biggest stand, one of the biggest stands in the world, is called the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. Iâ€™d be thrilled to have one seat named the Anders Lindegaard seat!â€? Lindegaard and Ferguson ERWK EHQHÂżWHG IURP WKH UHWXUQ
of central defensive partnership Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand who have given United a far more solid appearance through the middle. â€œMy take on that is that, when I saw how they would play Connor Wickham and Nicklas Bendtner, two powerful lads up front, I thought we needed experience today,â€? said Ferguson. â€œJonny Evans has been fantastic and he is the long-term solution, but today it was Ferdinand and Vidicâ€™s day.â€? To make defeat worse for Sunderlandâ€™s manager Steve Bruce, a former United player of course, the Wearside club fear their impressive young forward Connor Wickham may be out for a long period after injuring knee ligaments. â€œThatâ€™s the biggest disappointment,â€? said Bruce. â€œWe think itâ€™s a serious knee ligament injury and that is seven in PRQWKVZHKDYHKDG,KDYH never known anything like it.
Monday, November 7, 2011
NBA players get new offer, and deadline to take it Associated Press Writer
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Switzerlandâ€™s Roger Federer celebrates after winning his semiďŹ nal match against Switzerlandâ€™s Stanislas Wawrinka at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle hall in Basel, Switzerland, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
NEW YORK â€” Commissioner David Stern gave NBA players an offer and a deadline: Accept a chance to earn up to 51 percent of basketball-related income by Wednesday or get ready for a deal thatâ€™s a whole lot worse. He wouldnâ€™t call it an ultimatum, but it didnâ€™t sure sit well with the union. â€œThe players will not be intimidated,â€? attorney Jeffrey Kessler said early Sunday after eight hours of negotiations stretched late into the night. â€œThey want to play, they want a season, but they DUH QRW JRLQJ WR VDFULÂżFH WKH IXWXUH RI DOO 1%$ SOD\HUV XQGHU these types of threats of intimidation. Itâ€™s not happening on Derek Fisherâ€™s watch; itâ€™s not happening on Billy Hunterâ€™s watch; itâ€™s not happening on the watch of this executive committee.â€? Kessler said the proposal was really 50.2 percent for the players and called the chance of them ever reaching 51 percent a â€œfraudâ€? and an â€œillusion.â€? Whatever. If players donâ€™t agree to it by Wednesday, Stern said they would get a deal that would guarantee them just 47 percent of %5,DQGFDOOIRUDĂ€H[VDODU\FDSÂł:HKRSHWKDWWKLVMX[WDSRVLWLRQ will cause the union to assess its position and accept the deal,â€? Stern said. Thus ended another frustrating day, one that puts a lengthy 2011-12 season in doubt. â€œToday was another sad day for our fans, for arena workers, our parking lot attendants, our vendors. Very frustrating, sad day,â€? union president Fisher added. â€œWe, for sure, unequivocally, made good faith efforts to try to get this deal done tonight. And weâ€™re at a loss for why we could not close it out.â€? And it remains difÂżFXOWWRVHHKRZWKH\FDQ6WHUQFHUWDLQO\ZRXOGQÂśWVSHFXODWHRQ the chances. â€œIâ€™m not going to make percentage guesses or anything like that. We want our players to play. Weâ€™d like to have a season,â€? he said. â€œThese are the terms upon which weâ€™re prepared to gear up and get in as many games as possible.â€?
Nishikori upsets Djokovic, Federer wins at Basel Associated Press Writer
%$6(/6ZLW]HUODQGÂ˛7RSUDQNHG1RYDN'MRNRYLFZDVVWXQQHGLQWKH6ZLVV,QGRRUVVHPLÂżQDOV on Saturday, losing 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0 to Japanâ€™s Kei Nishikori. Nishikori was overmatched in the ÂżUVWVHWEXWWXUQHGWKHPDWFKDURXQGE\ winning a thrilling rally when Djokovic was just two points from victory at 5-4 in the second. The 32nd-ranked Nishikori, a wild card entry at the tournament, won the second-set tiebreaker WKHQUDFHGDZD\ZLWKWKHÂżQDOVHWIRUD career-best victory. Novak Djokovic dropped to 68-4 this year, with two of his losses the result of injury retirements. He will SOD\5RJHU)HGHUHULQ6XQGD\ÂśVÂżQDO after the defending champion beat Stanislas Wawrinkaâ€”his gold medalwinning doubles partner at the Beijing Olympicsâ€”7-6 (5), 6-2 in the other semifinal. â€œItâ€™s unbelievable,â€? said the 21-year-old, who is assured of his highest ATP ranking when the list is published Monday. â€œIn the second set I started playing well and getting
a rhythm.â€? Djokovic was twice treated for â€œpretty badâ€? pain in his right shoulder after having his serve broken, but praised Nishikori as a deserved winner. â€œHe was getting impossible balls back and really making me play every shot,â€? said Djokovic, who was coming off a six-week break to treat a back injury. â€œHe was better and I didnâ€™t use the opportunities I had. I donâ€™t think I should speak about that third set.â€? Djokovic dropped to 68-4 this year, with two of his losses the result of injury retirements. Nishikori joins his boyhood idol Roger Federer, in the French Open semifinals, as the only players to beat Djokovic in a full match in 2011. Federer revealed that he practiced with Nishikori on Saturday morning to prepare him to face the world No. 1.
â€œI warmed him up today,â€? said the 30-year-old Swiss, who joked that â€œmore and more oftenâ€? he was facing opponents who grew up admiring him. â€œItâ€™s funny and itâ€™s nice to play the future stars,â€? said Federer, adding that he did not regret missing a rematch with Djokovic, after spurning two match SRLQWV LQ WKHLU 86 2SHQ VHPLÂżQDO â€œItâ€™s always special for me to play the ÂżQDOLQP\KRPHWRZQQRPDWWHUZKR itâ€™s against.â€? Nishikori was initially outclassed as Djokovic raced to a 5-1 lead, moving his opponent around the court with powerful ground strokes. Djokovic then lost his serve and called for a medical timeout to treat his right shoulder. Pains in the same shoulder had prompted his retirement in the Cincinnati Masters final in August against Andy Murray.
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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glenn Taylor,left, arrives at a midtown hotel where NBA labor talks are scheduled to resume, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in New York.
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Monday, November 7, 2011
Nico Terol becomes last ever 125cc champion Nico Terol became the last ever 125cc world champion in the category’s farewell race at Valencia, which was won by Maverick Vinales. Terol came into the race - the last before 125cc is replaced by the new Moto3 championship - with a 20-point lead over rival Johann Zarco, so only needed an 11th place ﬁnish to clinch the crown.
Aprilia 125cc rider Nicolas Terol of Spain celebrates his second position at the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix and 125cc World Championship at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia November 6, 2011.
H av i n g o n l y q u a l i fied ninth in Saturday’s changeable conditions, Aspar Aprilia rider Terol made a great start and briefly found himself dicing with Zarco’s Ajo Derbi, which qualified third. A moment for Terol then dropped him to ninth, with Zarco settling into fifth. But as Zarco tried to push for the win that was essential to his title bid, the Frenchman crashed out on the third lap. Terol picked his way forward to join his teammate Hector Faubel and Vinales (Blusens Aprilia) in a lead battle. Faubel had looked secure up front for the first half of the race, but fell
Michele Pirro gives Gresini victory in Valencia Michele Pirro gave the Gresini Racing team a hugely emotional victory in the Valencia Moto2 race, a fortnight after the death of the squad’s lead MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli in a crash at Sepang. Gresini had agonised over whether to race at Valencia at all in the wake of Simoncelli’s death. Its riders Pirro and Yuki Takahashi then timed their qualifying runs perfectly to take a poignant ﬁrst and second on the Moto2 grid before rain fell yesterday. In treacherous, drizzly conditions today, Takahashi took an early lead in a battle with Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter, while Pirro initially fell to ﬁfth. The Italian worked his way back through to second by the time Takahashi had a huge crash at Turn 6 on the sixth lap. He was declared okay at the circuit’s medical centre, but taken to hospital for precautionary checks. Pirro led to the ﬁnish thereafter, with team boss Fausto Gresini in ﬂoods of tears on the pit wall as his rider crossed the line to claim his maiden Moto2 victory. Mika Kallio (Marc VDS) ended a tough season on a high by beating Aegerter to second, after long-time second-place man Yonny Hernandez ran off the road late on and fell to sixth. That meant he ﬁnished the race in the middle of a huge dice won by MZ’s Anthony West, with Kenny Noyes ﬁfth, and Mike di Meglio and Xavier Simeon coming home right behind Hernandez. Champion Stefan Bradl was one of many riders to crash in the tricky conditions, falling on lap four. Scott Redding and Bradley Smith were among those who did likewise.
Moriwaki Moto2 rider Michele Pirro of Italy celebrates his pole position after the qualifying session of the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia November 5, 2011.
to third as the drizzle increased around halfdistance, with Vinales eventually making a break and winning by 3.2 seconds over new champion Terol. Efren Vazquez and Jonas Folger were fourth and fifth on a disappointing day for their Ajo team.
Polesitter Danny Webb held the lead for the first lap, before being edged down to 13th as faster bikes picked off his Mahinda in today’s mostly dry conditions. He eventually crashed out. Having also used slicks to star in qualifying yesterday, Louis Rossi and Alexis Masbou slipped back to finish 10th and 22nd respectively.