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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Springsteen closes out Final Four music festival Associated Press Writer

DALLAS — Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four college tournament. “This has something to do with basketball. Am I right?” he asked the crowd Sunday before he and the E Street Band launched into Van Halen’s “Jump” at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. They followed that up with some of their own hits, including “Hungry Heart,” ‘’Glory Days,” and “Dancing in the Dark.” It was raining and chilly for most of Sunday. Nate Ruess, the lead singer of

the pop band fun., rolled around on the stage, soaking himself, and said, “Dare you to do that, Boss” — later adding that he didn’t think Springsteen would because he was “smarter than that.” Fun. sang hits including “Carry On” and “We Are Young” before an encore featuring “Some Nights.” Later, as a light rain fell, Springsteen told the crowd: “I need help. We gotta stop this rain.” He then played his cheerful song “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day.” Texas-based artists Pat Green and the duo The Wind and The Wave also took the stage at Reunion Park, an outdoor venue in downtown Dallas that was the site of Reunion Arena before it was demolished in 2009.

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Reunion Arena hosted the Final Four in 1986. This year’s Final Four is being held at the massive stadium in nearby Arlington where the Dallas Cowboys play. The music festival started out as a oneday event in 2006 and has expanded to three days of offerings, which in recent years have included Jimmy Buffett, Sting and Kenny Chesney.

India begins world’s largest election

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Roma moves 5 points behind Juventus with 3-1 win

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Possible signals from lost jet’s black boxes heard

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Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band during the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival Capital One JamFest, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Dallas.

Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Photo by Matt Strasen/Invision/AP

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LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home. Smith said police took a death report but indicated that there was nothing suspicious and it was not a police case. He said he had no additional details on the circumstances of his passing. Rooney started his career in his parents’ vaudeville act while still a toddler, and broke into movies before age 10. He was still racking up film and TV credits more than 80 years later — a tenure likely unmatched in the history of show business. “I always say, ‘Don’t retire — inspire,’” he told The Associated Press in March 2008. “There’s a lot to be done.” Among his roles in recent years was a part as a guard in the smash 2006 comedy “A Night at the Museum.” Rooney won two special Academy Awards for his film achievements, and reigned from 1939 to 1942 as the No. 1 moneymaking star in movies, his run only broken when he joined the Army. At his peak, he was the incarnation of the show biz lifer, a shameless ham and hoofer whom one could imagine singing, dancing and wisecracking in his crib, his blond hair, big grin and constant motion a draw for millions. He later won an Emmy and was nominated for a Tony. “Mickey Rooney, to me, is the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with,” Clarence Brown, who directed his Oscarnominated performance in “The Human Comedy,” once said. Rooney’s personal life matched his film roles for color. His first wife was the glamorous — and taller — Ava Gardner,

and he married seven more times, fathering seven sons and four daughters. Through divorces, money problems and career droughts, he kept returning with customary vigor. “I’ve been coming back like a rubber

ball for years,” he commented in 1979, the year he returned with a character role in “The Black Stallion,” drawing an Oscar nomination as supporting actor, one of four nominations he earned over the years.

ASITA Bali asks airport tax to be evaluated ANTARA FOTO/Zabur Karuru

Passengers entering departure terminal at Ngurah Rai Airport. The increase in the passenger service charge (PJP2U) continues to reap criticism from the tourism business people.

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DENPASAR - The increase in the passenger service charge (PJP2U) continues to reap criticism from the tourism business people. After the protest by the Association of the Indonesia Tourism Industry (GIPI) of Bali due to minimal socialization, then the criticism originates from the Association of Indonesia Tour Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali protesting the airport tax considered to suffocate.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee.

“The policy of raising the airport tax is a unilateral policy that has not been completely socialized with other stakeholders. We urge the decision of increasing the airport tax could be revisited,” said Chairman of the ASITA Bali, Ketut Ardana. The association overseeing 370 travel agency companies considered the increase in airport tax without involving the stakeholders was not

a good way. In addition, the percentage of increase was considered to be beyond the reasonability when compared to other countries. “Generally, the increase was around 10 percent internationally not 30 percent or approximately 100 percent for domestic passengers,” he said. According to him, the airport was one of the important compo-

nents in the world of tourism. On that account, when any changes occurred such as the addition of airport facilities, airport closures, including airport tax increase should be communicated and coordinated with other tourism stakeholders. “Communication or coordination should be made well in advance, so that stakeholders or other industries in direct contact with tourists or overseas tour operators can be informed in advance as well,” he explained. He said the increase should be accompanied with an increase in the quality of facilities and quality of service. Nevertheless, the increase in the price of an item or service was reasonable. “But raising the price suddenly or abruptly,

let alone the percentage of increase is very unnatural certainly it raises many questions and allegations,” he said. It was mentioned that talking about tourism certainly did not only talk about one or two components, but it should be holistic. So, many components were involved if a destination wanted to provide the best service, so that it resulted in a product named as quality product and this was actually intended by Bali namely the quality tourism. “We cannot talk about hotel only, restaurant only, tourist transport only, or tourist attraction only, or tourist guide only, but many other components are involved in it,” he said. Meanwhile, the Communication

& Legal Section Head of Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport, Shively Sanssouci, when asked for her confirmation argued that the increase in airport tax was assessed to suffocate. She also denied that the policy was minimal socialization. “It is not so high (the airport tax hike—Ed), but it has been adapted to the service provided to service users, especially with the development of the airport terminals and facilities,” she said. She also emphasized that if the policy of increasing the tariff was not made unilaterally. It had been promoted and communicated to relevant parties including one of community components namely the Consumer Protection Agency or the YLKI. (kmb27)


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Bali News Quiet period

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Attributes of campaign remain attached

SEMARAPURA - Quiet period in the legislative election is ignored by political parties and legislative candidates. It was indicated by the campaign attributes that were still rife in every corner of the highway in four subdistricts in Klungkung. Actually, the day before entering the quiet period, political parties and legislative candidates should have dismantled all the attributes of their campaign. As seen on Jalan Diponegoro to Kampong Lebah, several attributes of campaign ranging from billboards, banners to flags owned by some parties and legislative candidates were still rife. Likewise, similar condition also happened along the road section to Dawan subdistrict and to Jalan Bypass Prof. IB Mantra. The face of Semarapura town and four other subdistricts was not free from the attributes of campaign as suggested by the Electoral Commission as the organizing authority. The Klungkung Electoral Commission admitted there were still many attributes of campaign that had not been dismantled by political parties or legislative can-

didates. One of the commissioners of the Klungkung Electoral Commission, Kadek Sri Utami, said on Sunday (Apr 6) there was no governing penalty if the political party or legislative candidates did not dismantle their campaign attributes when coming into the quiet period. Dismantling the campaign attributes in the quiet period was only an appeal to the respective parties and legislative candidates in order to respect the quiet period. By that way, the voters would not be disturbed by the campaign attributes so the quiet period could be used to contemplate by prospective voters before using their right to vote on April 9. “There is no sanction and it’s

a moral sanction only. Let the public as voters assess the candidates, whether those heeding the call are appropriate or not to be elected,” said Kadek Sri Utami. However, Sri Utami asserted when the campaign attributes had not been dismantled one day before the election, the campaign attributes along a radius of 200 meters from the polling station would be dismantled forcibly by the voting committee (PPS). It was also expressed by Chairman of the Klungkung Electoral Supervisory Commission, Komang Artawan, Sunday. Properly, political parties and legislative candidates should respect the quiet period by dismantling their campaign attributes. Supervisory Commission also saw many campaign attributes that had not been cleaned up. However, if the attributes had not been dismantled one day before the election, the Supervisory Commission would dismantle them by force with the Electoral Commission and Municipal Police in order the implementation of voting would not be bothered by campaign at-

tributes. “The Electoral Supervisory Commission has been monitoring where the campaign attributes were found to remain rampant. In accordance with the regulation of the Electoral Commission (PKPU) No.15/2013, when the campaign attributes had not been dismantled until one day before

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the election, we will discipline it with the Electoral Commission and Municipal Police,” he said. Nevertheless, his party still appealed to political parties and legislative candidates that had not dismantled their campaign attributes to immediately do it before the voting day on April 9. (kmb31)

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12-kg LPG experiences price surge

The LPG line up in the store.

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NEGARA - Ahead of the voting day of legislative election, a number of staple goods prices soared in Jembrana. Most noticeably was the increase in the 12-kg LPG. The price of this fuel jumped almost to reach IDR 100,000. Similarly, the 3-kg LPG that was rare ahead of Nyepi and the price was still expensive. Customers of the 12 kg-LPG when met on Sunday (Apr 6) admitted to deeply hurt by the increase. Moreover, it was not known exactly what caused the increase in the LPG price. “Formerly, it rose to IDR 100,000 be-

cause there was an issue of price hike, but it now rises again to IDR 97,000,” said Putu Aryana, a resident of Tegalcangkring, Mendoyo. He suspected the price hike of household need was triggered by legislative election. Even, the increase was highly significant, from IDR 78,000 and a week ahead of Nyepi rose to IDR 87,000. Then, few days before the voting day, the price went up again to IDR 97,000 per 12-kg tube. Similar complaint was also raised by a number of customers at Dauhwaru, Jembrana subdistrict. The average price of 12-kg LPG was almost IDR 100,000. Other than the price hike, it was

also difficult to find the 12-kg LPG. Vendors rarely sold and claimed to have not received the supply. Ni Made Merti, 32, recognized the LPG price hike. This rice vendor also mentioned the dramatic price hike of red pepper. Previously, it was sold for IDR 75,000 per kg and then it rose to IDR 100,000 per kg. By and large, after the feast, the price of some staples had been already stable. As observation to a number of sub-agencies, the delivery of LPG stayed normal but some of them had been reduced by the agency. Inequality price of the 3-kg and 12-kg LPG was feared to kindle unstable price. (kmb26)

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JAKARTA - After its ground breaking event held on phenomenal day of 12-12-12, the development of upcoming hotel in Bogor, THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakencana, has completed its structure construction marked with Topping Off Ceremony on last 12 March 2014. The ceremony was filled with some blessing activities such as praying together, rice cone cutting, and lunch together among management team of PanoramaLand, PHM Hospitality and contractor with its workers as partner in building this hotel. THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakencana is a Midscale Premium Hotel owned and developed by PanoramaLand, part of Panorama Group. It is located on Suryakencana Street, a step away from the iconic Bogor Botanical Garden. Under THE 1O1 Hotels & Resorts Brand which been developed by PHM Hospitality for middle class market, the hotel will be featuring 156 Chic & Trendy Rooms, 4 Meeting Rooms, 1 Ballroom, Lobby Lounge, Coffee Shop, as well as Health & Beauty. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality says: “We are happy that the development of one of our incoming hotels in 2014 has reached this milestone. Within 6 months we IBP/Courtesy of PHM Hospitality are ready to operate THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakencana in October 2014 and we believe the hotel would be a pioneer of Chic & Seen on above picture Mr. Kristian Kuntadi (standing on left) received a plate of rice cone piece from Mr. Trendy Life Style in Bogor which is suitable for business and Budi Tirtawisata, CEO of Panorama Group (standing on the middle), witnessed by Mr. Djon Gunawan, representative of the contractor (standing on right). leisure travellers.”

5 Mar Hari Urip 6 Mar Hari Patetegan 7 Mar Pengeradanan Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Kabayan Penebel Tabanan

The officers are cleaning the campaign attributes in Klungkung Regency.

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THE 1O1 Bogor marked topping off ceremony

Calendar Event for March 5 through May 21, 2014

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8 Mar Saraswati Pura Pasek tangkas Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Sayan Abiansemal Pura Watu Gunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya Jakarta Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Pura Agung Wira Loka Cimahi Jawa Barat 9 Mar Hari Banyu Pinaruh 10 Mar Soma Ribek Pura Jati Jembrana Pura Kawitan Bayu Gaiyang Bangli Tirta Wening Surabaya Pura Desa Lingga Wana Abang Karangasem 11 Mar Sabuh Mas 12 Mar Hari Pagerwesi Pura Labang Sindu JiwaUbud Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Wira Bhuana Magelang Jawa tengah Pura Padang Sakti Denpasar Timur Pura Payogan Agung Ketewel Gianyar Pura Gaduh Pangiasan Dauh Puri Denpasar Pura Masceti Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Ularan Denpasar Pura Siwa Penebel Tabanan Pura Luhur Sliki Banyuwangi Pura Gunung Lebah Ubud Pura Puseh Sukawati 15 Mar Purnama Sasih Kesanga Pura Nataran Sasih Pejeng Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung lebah Batur Kintamani 17 Mar Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 22 Mar Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya

Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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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Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

Associated Press Writer

BERLIN — After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is also trying to give estimates on what it would cost. In the third report of a landmark climate assessment, the IPCC is expected to say that to keep warming in check, the world needs a major shift in investments from fossil fuels — the principal source of man-made carbon emissions — to renewable energy. “Underlying this report is a lot of technical analysis of the different solutions, for example wind energy, solar, better energy efficiency and what is the cost of that,” said Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director at the National Resources Defense Council, a Washington-based environmental group. “And there will also be some discussions of how deep global cuts are needed to put us onto these different climate trajectories.” A leaked draft of the report sent to governments in December suggests that

in order to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) by the end of the century — the stated goal of international climate talks — emissions need to fall by 40-70 percent by 2050. Investments in fossil fuels such as oil and coal would have to drop by $30 billion a year, while spending on renewables would have to go up by $147 billion annually, according to the draft. That message is likely to face opposition from the fossil fuel industry and countries that depend on it. Earlier this week, Exxon Mobile said the world’s climate policies are “highly unlikely” to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future. That contrasted with a message from U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, who told oil and gas industry officials in London on Thursday that three-quarters of the fossil fuel reserves still in the ground needs to stay there for the world to achieve the 2-degree target. “We must look past the next quarter, past the end of the decade, into the second half of the century by which time the global economy must be carbon neutral,” Figueres said.

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Rabies dog case

Tabanan holds early dog vaccination Bali Post

TABANAN - Emergence of rabies positive cases in dogs found at Sekartaji hamlet, Sesandan village, Tabanan, makes the Tabanan Livestock Agency hold a mass vaccination ahead of schedule planned simultaneously in mid-April. Not only that, the rabies mitigation team has also performing elimination to dogs showing the signs of having been affected by rabies and stray dogs having no master. “Other than at Sesandan village, the quick response to cases of rabies positive dog was also undertaken in the area of Penebel, Apuan and Baturiti. Even, we make the mass vaccination earlier which should be simultaneously made on April 15 because there are positive findings of dog rabies cases,” said the Head of Tabanan Livestock Agency, Ni Ketut Warsiki, when contacted. Admittedly the constraints faced all this time was the presence of stray dogs that roamed around the moor that could not be handled because the owner was not known. “For vaccination and elimination

activities, we always coordinate with the hamlet chief or village officials,” she explained. He hoped that people could keep their dog properly, at least vaccinated theirs routinely and did not let theirs go wild. “Preventive activities have been often undertaken, not only made after discovering the case, but we’ve routinely conducted training to the community by involving village cadres,” she explained. She added that the other dogs having had contact with the rabies positive dog had been eliminated. “On Saturday and today the team has done a quick reaction measures. Even, some dogs have been vaccinated,” she said. Responding to the findings of rabies positive cases, Warsiki constantly appealed the residents of Tabanan to remain calm and not panic because rabies cases only happened in dogs. “Since the case remains in dog, I still urge the public to remain calm. If people are panic it is worried the mitigation programs and prevention of rabies cases will be messed up,” she said. (kmb28)

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Motorists passed a modern-looking building around Kuta area, Badung Regency, Bali Island. Development in Bali continues to grow and is difficult to control. Without being quickly addressed, Bali will be crowded and the open green spaces dwindle.

Chaotic development threatens Bali tourism

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo cows are standing in front of the latest coalfired power station of German power provider RWE in Hamm, Germany. AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File

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This undated photo provided by Bonhams auction house on April 4, 2014 shows a space suit from NASA’s Mercury era. The suit was never worn by an astronaut on an actual space mission but will be among the artifacts of space history that will be offered at auction by Bonhams in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

NYC space auction includes lunar-dust covered item

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Everything from American and Russian spacesuits to a moon dust-covered strap from the Apollo 12 mission will be available to space history buffs at auction in New York City next week. Among the highlights at Bonhams on Tuesday is a motion picture sight ring, a small polarizing filter put on a camera that was used by astronaut James Irwin on Apollo 15. “It was used in the module when it landed on the moon and also on takeoff,” said Cassandra Hatton, Bonham’s space history specialist. “It’s extremely rare,

probably the only one in private hands.” The sight ring is being sold by Irwin’s estate and is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. Another fascinating item is an Apollo 12 shoulder strap embedded with lunar dust. It was used when astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean conducted two extensive surface explorations during which they accumulated a large amount of lunar dust on their suits, gloves and flight equipment. The strap has a pre-sale estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. The sale is significant because “we have items that came directly from astronauts, items that they carried into lunar orbit with them, items that went to the lunar surface and items that have lunar dust on them,” Hatton said. Other highlights include Apollo 11’s lunar surface checklist

sheet with annotations by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The data enabled Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to return to earth. The auction house said it is one of the most extensive sets of notations ever made on the lunar surface. It has a pre-sale estimate of $35,000 to $45,000. Other items include a Mercury era spacesuit estimated at $8,000 to $12,000. It is an example of the cover layer for the famous silver spacesuit of the Mercury program. The one being offered is not attributed to any astronaut and was never flown. A Soviet-era Strizh spacesuit designed to protect cosmonauts from ejection is estimated at $15,000 to $20,000. Bonhams said it is one of only 27 created for test and training purposes between 1981 and 1991.

DENPASAR - Development in Bali continues to grow and is difficult to control. Without being quickly addressed, Bali will be crowded and the open green spaces dwindle.

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Emergence of rabies positive cases in dogs found at Sekartaji hamlet, Sesandan village, Tabanan, makes the Tabanan Livestock Agency hold a mass vaccination ahead of schedule planned simultaneously in mid-April.

“To resolve this problem, please be accelerated and reinforced the Regional Bylaw on Spatial Plan. I worry that due to the result of chaotic development, the Bali tourism will vanish,” said a property analyst, John Sahadewa. In addition, John hoped the county /municipal government, including the Bali government, to gather the experienced architects in Bali to make urban design and economic development of Bali for the next 50 years. “Otherwise, Bali will be in trouble,” he said. According to him, the development became so chaotic and Balinese traditional architecture as a lure to support the tourism uniqueness would disappear. It happened because the building had been replaced with modern and minimalist buildings.

Bali government has owned a Regional Spatial Plan (RTRW), hasn’t it? “Yes, it needs to be synergized with the Spatial Plan in each county/municipality. For example, Tabanan has not owned a Spatial Plan. Regional autonomy that gives full authority to the county can lead to a clash between the province and county,” said the man from Petang, Badung. He suspected the licensing could be made a business commodity by certain circles. On that account, John was concerned and worried because if the planning was poor it could lead to a disaster such as congestion, social insecurity and unequal economy in Bali. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Tabanan, Ida Bagus Putu Astina, admitted the

development in Bali at this time had gone too far. Moreover, it had also deviated from the main goals due to the stream of globalization and the act of investors. “I hope the leaders in Bali to be mindful and aware. If this is allowed then Bali would be damaged,” he said. Chaotic development was inseparable from the mentality of the policy makers. As proof, many green belts were annexed for housing or tourist accommodation. The government was expected to firmly apply the rules related to spatial planning and the development based on Bali sustainability. “I think the policy makers acting like investors should be stopped now. Balinese people will become the victims of such a policy,” said Astina. (rah)


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Ahead of Ida Bathara Turun Kabeh

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Balinese pay devotional works at Besakih Temple AMLAPURA - The spirit of Balinese pilgrims to pay devotional works or ngayah at Besakih, Karangasem, continues to rise. Ahead of the Ida Bathara Turun Kabeh ritual, hundreds of Balinese pilgrims from different regions participated in the mutual assistance, Sunday (Apr 6). of working pilgrims had emerged since the past three days. They mingled with customary villagers of Besakih. Activity of the working pilgrims was also commanded by the ritual committee. The arrival of the working pilgrims, he said, greatly helped the smoothness of the preparation of the ceremony. Related to the annual ritual, various oblations or bebantenan had already been planned maturely. At least, six buffaloes for the tawur or animal sacrifice, including three special hairy buffaloes had been prepared such as the buffalo known as the yos brana, anggrek wulan and buda cemeng. He described the series of Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh would be resumed with invoking holy water, Friday (Apr 11) at 08:00 a.m. Then, in the afternoon at 3:00, would be resumed with taking out the sanctified effigies. This procession would be forwarded to melasti or purificatory rite procession to Tegal Suci, Saturday (Apr 12) at 10.00 a.m. Melasti procession would involve 12 customary

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This image provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre on Monday, April 7, 2014, shows a map indicating the locations of search vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Hindus work at Besakih Temple ahead the Ida Betara Turun Kabeh Ceremony

villagers around Besakih. They would carry the sanctified effigies during this procession. After that, the ritual would be followed

by mapepada or purificatory rite for the sacrificial animals, Sunday (Apr 13) at 09:00 a.m. Peak of the Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh

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ritual would be held on Monday (Apr 14) at 09:00 a.m., while the closure would be made on May 5, 2014. (udi)

Udayana Military Commander ready to secure the election Bali Post

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The situation during the teleconfrence in Udayana Military Region

DENPASAR - Ahead of the election 2014, various preparations have been made by Commander of IX/Udayana Military Region. Like on Sunday (Apr 6), the Commander of the Udayana Military Region, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, reported the readiness of the Udayana Military Region ahead of the general election 2014 to the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Budiman, through teleconference in the teleconference room of the Udayana Military Region. The activity was initiated by the Army Chief of Staff which in the implementation was accompanied by the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission to conduct a teleconference with the Regional Commander and other major commanders with the aim to determine the readiness of the major commanders in the face of legislative

election to be held on April 9. The teleconference was conducted between the Army Chief of Staff with 14 regional commanders and headquarters of the command of the army strategic reserve throughout Indonesia. Through this opportunity the Commander of the Udayana Military Region reported his readiness with all the ranks (161/WS Military Resort and 162/WB Military Resort and 163/WSA Military Resort) for the election. In particular, it should be wary about the distribution of electoral supplies to Southwest Sumba weighing approximately 13 tons that had been sent by Hercules. Currently the aircraft had returned safely and the logistics had been handed over. “Commander of the Udayana Military Region is ready to cooperate with police and other relevant agencies in accordance with the procedures to carry out the task of

securing the Election 2014,” said Commander of the Udayana Military Region, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, accompanied by the Udayana Military Region Command Chief of Staff, inspectorate and some other military officials. Meanwhile, the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Budiman, delivered the checking to the entire military regions in Indonesia was in conjunction with the assistance to the Electoral Commission and National Police in the election so that it could run safely, smoothly, generally, freely, secretly and fairly. Besides, the Army Chief of Staff also requested that the military commanders delivered a wide range of issues occurred ahead of the election. “We will ask the sharing between me and Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission to address a variety of issues,” said Army Chief of Staff. (nik)

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They arrived almost simultaneously around 10:00 a.m. Those pilgrims came from various offices, private institutions and even the hobbyist community. After praying together, they took a variety of works in preparation for the ceremony. Among them, the male pilgrims made thousands of skewers. Some pilgrims also installed clothes in all parts of the temple. Then, the remaining pilgrims prepared a variety of means of other paraphernalia. Meanwhile, women prepared sanganan catur made from flour. This activity was led by a number of oblation makers. Chief of Besakih customary village, Wayan Gunatra, said the working pilgrims almost entirely came based on their own accord. In other words, there was no official invitation from the ritual committee. “We just announced the series of ritual in the media. Since then, many Balinese pilgrims who wanted to pay devotional works kept on coming,” he explained. The flow

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MATSUMOTO, Japan — The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn’t want her to go away. But a family living near the “no-go zone” surrounding Japan’s destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent their daughter 300 kilometers (200 miles) away to the picturesque ski town of Matsumoto, where the mayor offered to take in and educate young people living in the shadow of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. Research has not shown the children to be in clear danger from exposure to low-dose radiation, but mistrust of the authorities remains high. The Hashimoto family, and the parents of seven other children, accepted the offer. “I didn’t really believe things are as safe as the government is telling us,” said Hashimoto, who lives in Koriyama, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the 20kilometer no-go zone. “We made our decision with her future, 10 years and 20 years later, in mind.” The eight students — seven in junior high school and one in

elementary school — began their new lives this month, with the beginning of Japan’s school year. They live in a rented house with bunk beds and live-in caretakers. The project is the brainchild of Mayor Akira Sugenoya, a medical doctor who performed more than 100 thyroid-cancer surgeries in neighboring Belarus after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. For those outside the largely off-limits 20-kilometer zone, taking such a drastic step is relatively rare. The Hashimoto family went back and forth. A wide range of views on the risks of radiation has divided both their family and entire communities. Hashimoto was nervous about speaking to a reporter, because raising questions can get one branded as a troublemaker. She requested that her daughter remain anonymous for fear of a backlash. Like many near the Fukushima plant, Hashimoto routinely measured the radioactivity in her neighborhood. Some spots were a bit high, in a gray area where science is divided about the longtime effects. Children are far more vulnerable to radiation than adults.

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PERTH, Australia — Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it “a most promising lead” in the monthlong hunt for the vanished plane. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search, warned that it could take days to confirm whether the signals picked up by the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield are indeed from the black boxes that belonged to Flight 370, but called the discovery very encouraging. “Clearly this is a most promising lead, and probably in the search so far, it’s probably the best information that we have had,” Houston said at a news conference. “We’ve got a visual indication on a screen and we’ve also got an audible signal — and the audible signal sounds to me just like an emergency locator beacon.” After a monthlong search for answers filled with dead ends, Monday’s news brought fresh hope given that the two black boxes, which contain flight data and cockpit voice recordings, are the key to

unraveling exactly what happened to Flight 370 and why. There was little time left to locate the devices, which have beacons that emit “pings” so they can be more easily found. The beacons’ batteries last only about a month — and Tuesday marks exactly one month since the plane disappeared during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. The Australian navy’s Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, picked up two separate signals late

Saturday night and early Sunday morning within a remote patch of the Indian Ocean far off the west Australian coast that search crews have been crisscrossing for weeks. The first signal lasted two hours and 20 minutes before it was lost. The ship then turned around and picked up a signal again — this time recording two distinct “pinger returns” that lasted 13 minutes, Houston said. “Significantly, this would be consistent with transmissions from both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder,” Houston said.

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In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, a boy arrives with a woman at a dormitory where Kokoro Kamiyama, a 13-year-old girl who fled Fukushima is starting here new life, in Matsumoto, central Japan.


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DENPASAR - A senior security minister said Aceh needs special attention to reduce all kinds of conflicts that have often happened there so far. “With the special attention conflicts are expected to drop during the stages of the 2014 general elections,” coordinating minister for political, security and legal affairs Djoko Suyanto said here on Sunday on the sidelines of a prayer ritual event. He said he had increased security in the region by involving police Mobile Brigade members to assure smooth implementation of the general elections in the region. He hoped the move could curb conflicts that have often happened in the region. The former defense forces commander meanwhile said that the stages of the general elections had so far gone well. “Although conflicts did occur in several locations they could not be used as a yardstick to evaluate the implementation of the general elections nationally,” he said. He said he had been determined to make the event successful and peaceful. Indonesia plans to hold legislative elections on April 9 and later on July 9 a president election.

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TOKYO — Australia’s prime minister said Monday that a free trade deal with Japan is “within our grasp” after years of negotiations. Tony Abbott, who led his conservative coalition to power in September elections, is leading a mission of hundreds of people to Tokyo. It is part of an East Asian tour that will also take him to China and South Korea as he seeks to deepen economic ties with the region. “Things are going very well indeed,” Abbott told Australian and Japanese executives ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where the two leaders were expected to conclude the trade negotiations. “It has eluded us for so many years but is now within our grasp,” he said. Japan is Australia’s second-biggest trading partner after China and a major customer for its beef and other farm goods. Abbott had said Sunday that some issues remained to be resolved with Tokyo on trade. Japanese media reported progress on the key sticking points of tariffs on beef exports from Australia and car exports from Japan. Both sides see significant potential for growth in trade in those areas should an agreement be reached. “We asked so many times for this,” said Akio Mimura, chairman of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “This will be the last time.” Among the business leaders visiting Japan with Abbott were finance, gambling and mining industry executives. Gaming mogul James Packer reportedly is among them, seeking local partners for a joint venture casino that his company Melco Crown hopes to build if Japan passes a new law to allow them. During his visit to Seoul, Abbott will finalize a free trade agreement reached earlier between Australia and South Korea. Abbott said he was determined to end Australia’s “Eurocentric” bias. Australia’s exports of iron ore and other resources have played a crucial role in its own affluence and the economic rise of Japan, China and other Asian economies, he said. There was a time, Abbott said, when some organizations in Australia banned Toyota cars from their parking lots, due to animosity that lingered from World War II. “My visit so early in my tenure is a deliberate statement of my government’s priorities,” he said. “Australia is not in the wrong region but in the right one. We are in the right place at the right time,” he said. Separately, the U.S. and Japan were holding talks Monday in Tokyo on a trans-Pacific trade agreement. Australia is also a part of those talks, where progress appears to have stalled, at least partly due to disputes over U.S.-Japan trade in cars and farm products. Japanese officials said before Abbott’s visit that whaling, another contentious issue, would not be on the agenda. Last week, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not for scientific purposes, as Tokyo had claimed, and ordered it halted. Australia, which brought the case against Japan in 2010, praised the judgment. Environmentalists have long sought an end to the whaling program on ethical grounds.

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Women eat ice cream in front of an electronic stock price indicator in Tokyo Monday, April 7, 2014. The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent Agence France-Presse

SINGAPORE - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts. The estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) expansion remains unchanged from last year, making East Asia the world’s fastest-growing region, the bank said in its East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report. However, the 7.1 percent forecast growth rate for this year represents a slowdown from an average growth rate of 8.0 percent from 2009 to 2013. Growth in regional powerhouse China will ease to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent as it undergoes structural reforms. Excluding China, the developing countries in the region will grow by 5.0 percent, down from 5.2 percent last year. “East Asia Pacific has served as the world’s main growth engine since the global financial crisis,” said Axel van Trotsenburg, World Bank East Asia and

Pacific regional vice president. “Stronger global growth this year will help the region expand at a relatively steady pace while adjusting to tighter global financial conditions,” he added in a statement. The bank said the region’s reaction to the US Federal Reserve’s decision to begin scaling back its quantitative easing programme demonstrated how “flexible currencies will help East Asia deal with external shocks including potential capital-flow reversals”. “In addition, most countries have adequate reserves to cover temporary trade and external shocks,” it said. Despite a major sell-off in emerging markets earlier this year, Asia-Pacific economies have withstood the initial capital outflow risks resulting from the Fed’s move.

“The tailwinds from improving global trade will offset the headwinds from the tightening of global financial markets,” the report said. Bert Hofman, the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific chief economist, said risks remain for the region. “A slower-than-expected recovery in advanced economies, a rise in global interest rates, and increased volatility in commodity prices on account of recent geo-political tensions in Eastern Europe serve as reminders that East Asia remains vulnerable to adverse global developments,” he said. The report said larger Southeast Asian economies, including Indonesia and Thailand, will face tougher global financial conditions and higher levels of household debt. Growth in the Philippines could slow to 6.6 percent, but accelerating reconstruction spending is likely to offset the drag on consumption following a series of major natural disasters in 2013, the bank said. The Philippine economy grew 7.2 percent in 2013, according to government figures.

Coordinating minister for political, security and legal affairs Djoko Suyanto (middle) said Aceh needs special attention to reduce all kinds of conflicts that have often happened there so far.

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Balinese Characters:

From Palm-leaf to Keyboards

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Probably, you have watched or are going to watch arja operetta or Ramayana Ballet during the visit in Bali. It would be more convenient if it is enjoyed while having dinner of Balinese cuisine. At the same time, you watch the beauty of culture and taste the delicacy of local culinary. You may hear the

language spoken by players or puppeteer was not understandable. Of course, it is Balinese language. As Japanese and Chinese, Balinese language also has its own characters. They consist of some 18 main characters and 10 vowel sounds. Ordinarily, Balinese characters are used to write palm-leaf manuscript or lontar. Such characters are incised with

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As Japanese and Chinese, Balinese language also has its own characters. They consist of some 18 main characters and 10 vowel sounds. Ordinarily, Balinese characters are used to write palm-leaf manuscript or lontar.

sharp knife or stylus. When the writing works have completed, they should be rubbed with a blend of oil and lamp shoot to blacken them. So they are visible easily. Since the works were performed manually, the copying of a manuscript took a long time. At a glance, Balinese characters look like Old Javanese, Tamil (India). It is inseparable from historical aspect where they had similarity of genealogical lines. Today, Balinese characters still have restricted use, namely at school for local subject from elementary school to senior high school. It is becoming the responsibility of local government to preserve and develop Balinese language in order it could survive in the midst of the growth of other languages like Bahasa Indonesia and foreign languages. Balinese language poses a medium and spirit of Balinese culture. To preserve Balinese culture should also simultaneously maintain and use of Balinese language in daily life. In other words, speaking Balinese language also characterizes one of the identities as a Balinese. Among the use of other languages, Balinese language should remain to give a space to grow and develop. Other than speaking and teaching it at schools, it should also accommodate the need of modern community or use in wider functions of language. Balinese community receives abundant heritages of lontar or palm-leaf manuscripts from the predecessors retained by individuals and museums. They carry many aspects of

knowledge, ranging from philosophy, local healing, literature, architecture, agriculture, herbal practice, astrology and so forth. Therefore, if they could be interpreted and presented in popular language, they could become attractive information for young generation and saleable books for commercial needs. Today, there is also a trend of poising the tradition with modern science namely by re-interpreting the indigenous wisdoms that are relevant to the current time. People will get balanced inputs from the past and current orientation. Of course, such treasures will be beneficial for the conservation and future development of Balinese culture because it stays in touch with its original roots. Young generation should be introduced to these roots at early stage. Later, they will not lose their identity and even could feel proud of it. Moreover, it could give them inspiration in making their creativities, either in fine arts, performance, traditional architecture or herbal healings. Thanks to modern technology, the writing of Balinese characters now can be made easy by Bali Simbar font. It is the innovative thinking of I Made Suatjana (1986) lies behind the composing of this font. His work has helped the writing of Balinese characters in word processing application like Microsoft Word. Hopefully, there would be more creative software helping the development and learning of Balinese language so it would not come into extinction or be far left behind with the modern life.


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India begins world’s largest election Associated Press Writer

Monday to release its campaign manifesto, which envisions India’s path toward full development through futuristic infrastructure projects such as high-speed trains, 100 new modern cities and wireless Internet facilities in public places. But such ambitious plans hold little appeal for most voters in rural Assam, where voting took place Monday in five constituencies as well as in one in neighboring Tripura state. Here, people are more concerned about basic needs like guarding against the dangers of flooding, soil erosion and heavy rains washing away homes, or building more roads and bridges to connect far-away towns and villages to the main cities. “I’ve made it a point to vote this time because we want change,” said 36-yearold housewife Rumi Nath, waiting to vote in the rural town of Lakhimpur on the Brahmaputra River. “Our area remains backward and underdeveloped 67 years after independence.” Several of the 8,000 polling stations were temporarily closed while officials fixed or replaced faulting voting machines.

LONDON — British police are hunting a man who broke into an upmarket London hotel and battered

three women with a hammer. The Metropolitan Police force says the women, all from the United Arab Emirates, suffered head and facial injuries. One is in critical

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JAYAPURA - Indonesia has closed the boundary fence bordering Papua New Guinea in Skouw-Wutung area, making 24 Papua New guinea citizens return to their country via the sea from Jayapura. The Indonesian Military and Immigration Sub-official have closed the fence since Saturday (April 5) due to clash among the troops and unidentified armed groups. The Chief of Jayapura Immigration Sub-official Gardu Tampubolon stated here, on Sunday, that out of the 24 PNG citizens, only two had passports, while 22 others were only using permit cards to cross the border. The PNG Consular in Jayapura, Jack Aria, escorted the citizens up to the point where they entered the country’s water territory, Gardu noted. He added that the institution has withdrawn all immigration officers from the Skouw area and diverted the services to Hamadi Market, located in the sea shore of Jayapura, since sea transport is now being utilized. People can reach Vanimo in PNG within two hours using land transportation from Jayapura, Indonesia. However, due to the closing of boundary fence, people should take about three hours by boat or any other sea transportation to reach Vanimo from Hamadi, Jayapura, depending on the weather condition.

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Indian voters wait in queues to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, Monday, April 7, 2014.

3 women attacked with hammer at London hotel

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GAUHATI, India — India started the world’s largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. Most parties were campaigning on promises of economic growth. The country’s 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks — a staggered approach made necessary by India’s vast size — to choose representatives to its 543-seat lower house of parliament. The main Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party led by prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is seen as the biggest threat to the now-governing Congress Party and its allies. Results from all 935,000 polling stations are expected on May 16. Polls suggest Congress could face a drubbing thanks to corruption scandals and recent years of economic slowdown. The BJP, which has pledged economic renewal, is expected to do well but to fall short of a 272-seat majority. Its chief, Modi, has been credited for ushering in strong industrial growth in the western state of Gujarat, where he has been chief minister for 11 years. However, critics question whether the Hindu nationalist chief can be a truly secular leader, noting he has failed to take responsibility or apologize for communal rioting that left more than 1,000 dead in his state in 2002. He’s accused of doing little to stop the anti-Muslim rampage, though he denies any wrongdoing and has never been charged with a crime. The BJP was the last major party on

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condition in a hospital, while the others are in serious but not lifethreatening condition. The women, in their 30s, and three children were asleep in ad-

joining rooms of the Cumberland Hotel in central London when a man broke in early Sunday. Police say the women were attacked after they awoke and disturbed the in-

truder. Detectives found a hammer at the scene. Police said Monday that they are treating the attacks as attempted murder.

Rwanda commemorates 20 years since genocide Associated Press Writer

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This photo provided by the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon meets with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its devastating genocide in which machete and gunfire attacks killed more than 1 million people. President Paul Kagame and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together lit a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Monday in memory of those killed. Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, attended and said genocide is a “devastating reminder that nightmares seemingly beyond imagination can in fact take place.” Ceremonies will continue at Kigali’s main sports stadium, where thousands will participate in an evening candlelight ceremony. Rwanda’s 1994 genocide was carried out by extremist Hutus against Tutsis and some moderate Hutus. Kagame has won praise ending that violence and making advances in economic development and health care, although he is criticized for authoritarian control.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian citizens living in the United States (U.S.), along with the Indonesian Ambassador, Budi Bowoleksono and his wife Reshanty Bowoleksono cast votes on Saturday (April 5) for legislative general elections. The votes cast took place at TPS-2 (polling station) located at the Garuda hall of the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC, according to the embassy’s press release. Of the total 1,974 constituents, 1.666 cast their votes in the polling booths, while another 313 constituents sent their votes through postal line. In addition, the ambassador expressed his appreciation to 11 observers in the U.S., who watched the vote casting process that took place from 10.15 a.m. till 8.0 p.m. local time. The vote count, according to the press release, will be conducted on April 9, 2014 at 5.0 p.m., while the counting for the vote casting process through postal line will be held on April 15. Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono was inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta on February 14, 2014 to replace Dino Patti Djalal, who resigned and is now participating in the Democrat Party`s presidential candidate convention. In Indonesia, the legislative elections will take place on April 9 and presidential elections on July 9, 2014. This year, the General Election Commission (KPU) had held 15 political parties in Indonesia as eligible to participate in the elections. Three of them are local parties for the Aceh electorate, including the Aceh Party (Partai Aceh-PA), the Aceh People`s Party (Partai Rakyat Aceh-PRA) and the Aceh Sovereignty Party (Partai Daulat Aceh-PDA). The other 12 parties are the National Democratic Party (Nasdem), the Nation`s Awakening Party (PKB), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the Indonesian Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP), the Golkar Party (Golkar) and the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra). Also included in the line-up are the Democratic Party (Demokrat), the National Mandate Party (PAN), the United Development Party (PPP), the People`s Conscience Party (Hanura), the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) and the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI).

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Indonesians vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to set popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a fresh face in a country dominated by an ageing elite from the Suharto era, on course to become president in July.

People vote to set governor on course for presidency

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JAKARTA - Indonesians vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to set popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a fresh face in a country dominated by an ageing elite from the Suharto era, on course to become president in July. Known universally by his nickname of “Jokowi”, 52-year-old Widodo has been a political phenomenon since he became the capital’s leader in 2012, and has topped presidential opinion polls for months. His common touch -- he regularly visits Jakarta’s slums in his trademark checked shirt -- has made him a hit with voters weary of the Suharto-era tycoons and ex-military figures who have long been the main political players in the world’s third-biggest democracy. Polls predict Widodo’s main opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) will top the vote in the country’s fourth legislative elections since the end of dictator Suharto’s three-decade rule in 1998. But voters are expected to punish the Democratic Party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, following a string of high-profile corruption scandals and criticism that his government has been ineffective in recent years. The legislative elections set the stage for presidential polls on July 9. A party or coalition needs 20 percent of seats in the 560-seat lower house of parliament or 25 percent of the national vote to field a candidate. While most parties fail to achieve

this on their own and form coalitions, the PDI-P may get over the threshold after a recent boost in the polls following the party’s decision to nominate Widodo as its candidate for head of state. “Jokowi is from a new generation of leaders in Indonesia. I hope he can bring change to Indonesia,” Andi Gani Nena Wea, head of national trade union confederation KSPSI, told AFP at a recent rally in Jakarta. But others are sceptical that a man who has only run the capital for just over a year and has never had a role in national politics is ready to take charge of Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. “At a symbolic level he would represent a breakthrough, but at a substantive level I highly doubt it,” said Professor Jeffrey Winters, an Indonesia expert from Northwestern University in the United States. Widodo’s main rival for the presidency is seen as Prabowo Subianto, a former commander of the Indonesian army’s notorious special forces who has been accused of human rights abuses. He lags far behind the governor in the polls. Whoever replaces Yudhoyono -- due to step down after 10 years

in power -- will inherit tremendous challenges, with growth in Southeast Asia’s top economy slowing, religious intolerance on the rise, and corruption endemic. Preparing for the elections has been a huge logistical challenge, requiring authorities to transport ballot boxes to mountain-top villages, remote islands, and deep into jungles. While the main focus is on the election at the national level, Indonesians will also be voting for lawmakers in provincial and district legislatures on the same day. Some 186 million voters are eligible, and around 230,000 candidates are competing nationwide for about 20,000 seats. The polls are expected to be largely peaceful -- although there are fears of violence in western Aceh province, where a long-running separatist insurgency only ended in 2005, following an upsurge in politically-linked attacks in recent weeks. The three weeks of campaigning leading up to the vote have been raucous, with tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters packing out stadiums, and the crowded main island of Java has been the most important battleground.


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Singsing Waterfall IBP

BULELENG - When summer, waterfall volume relatively decrease. Road to the waterfall which is mounting represent the pleasant activity for the activity of “ trekking”. The location is near from area Lovina, reachable even by foot walking from Lovina, making this object a lot visited by the tourist which generally those who live in the area of Lovina. Not far from singsing waterfall, there are Dutch monument. This Monument is develop/builded by Government of Dutch Colonial to commemorate the killed of its Heroic of Dutch army in Banjar war in the year 1868. About 1956 this monument is broken because assumed to respect colonist. However in the year 1992 this monument is rebuilt by Local Government of Regency of Dati II Buleleng for the purpose of that history cannot be vanished, beside that monument also symbolise the warrior of Banjar peoples capable to defeat heroic of Dutch army. Singsing Waterfall located in Banjar Labuhan Haji the Countryside of Temukus of Subdistrict Banjar, 3 km from Lovina and 13 km from Singaraja.

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Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg to win a breathless Bahrain Grand Prix by just one second. A late-race safety car, deployed after Pastor Maldonado’s Lotus tipped Esteban Gutierrez’s Sauber into a roll at Turn 1, turned the 57-lap race into a 10-lap sprint under floodlights in the desert. Both drivers had gone wheel-towheel in the early stages, as Hamilton outdragged poleman Rosberg at the start and the German attempted to come back at his British teammate, so they were warned to keep it clean by Mercedes boss Paddy Lowe. They just about managed it as they scrapped mightily for the win. Rosberg had the advantage of softer tyres for the showdown and had several stabs at passing Hamilton using DRS into the Michael

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds his trophy after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Schumacher corner. But he could not make either stick, and Hamilton prevailed on his medium tyres after some epic side-by-side racing through the esses. Behind, Force India recorded its first podium since Spa 2009 as Sergio Perez just held off the quicker Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bulls also had the advantage of soft tyres for the final sprint and Ricciardo got the better of his world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Nico HulkenPos Driver 1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Nico Rosberg 3. Sergio Perez 4. Daniel Ricciardo 5. Nico Hulkenberg 6. Sebastian Vettel 7. Felipe Massa 8. Valtteri Bottas 9. Fernando Alonso 10. Kimi Raikkonen

berg’s Force India to finish fourth. Vettel, who complained of a lack of power from his Renault engine, could not find his own way past Hulkenberg (on ageing mediums) so had to spend the final two laps fending off Williams pair Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for sixth. Williams gambled on a three-stop strategy where most of the other frontrunners went for two, and the safety car undid its hopes of a better result. The Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top 10, after Jenson Button joined McLaren team-mate Kevin Magnussen in retirement, after plummeting down the top order following the re-start.

Team Time/Gap Mercedes 1h38m42.743s Mercedes +1.085s Force India-Mercedes +24.067s Red Bull-Renault +24.489s Force India-Mercedes +28.654s Red Bull-Renault +29.879s Williams-Mercedes +31.200s Williams-Mercedes +31.800s Ferrari +32.500s Ferrari +33.400s

Hawks rout Pacers 107-88, boost playoff hopes Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Teague scored 25 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 107-88 rout of the reeling Indiana Pacers, who were held to a club-record-low 23 points in the first half of an embarrassing performance on their home floor Sunday. The Pacers, the NBA’s best home team, have lost four of five and fell a full game behind the Miami Heat in their quest for the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Paul George scored 18 points and David West had 17 on a night AllStar center Roy Hibbert did not play the final 30 minutes. The Pacers couldn’t get closer than 13 after falling into a 14-point hole midway through the first quarter Sunday. The team’s previous low in scoring for a first half was 27 against the Los Angeles Clippers

on Nov. 10, 2004. The Hawks have won three of four and extended their lead over the Knicks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference to two games. Miami survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks’ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory. LeBron James scored 38 points and Mario Chalmers added 15 for the Heat. Smith made a Knicks-record 10 3-pointers, on an NBA-record 22 attempts, and finished with 32 points. Carmelo Anthony managed only 13 points on 4 for 17 shooting. In other games with playoff implications, the Phoenix Suns toppled the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-115 to pull a game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 playoff spot in the West and the Dallas Mavericks kept their playoff

position by beating the Sacramento Kings 93-91. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 38 points, his 41st consecutive game of 25 or more, but Phoenix got 26 points from Goran Dragic and 24 from Gerald Green for the win. Durant moved ahead of Michael Jordan with the third-longest such streak in NBA history and longest since Oscar Robertson did it for 46 in a row in the 1963-64 season.

Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams (3) celebrates his threepoint basket with Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap in the second half of their 103-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers an NBA basketball game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Roma moves 5 points behind Juventus with 3-1 win

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MILAN — Roma moved within five points of Serie A leader Juventus as Mattia Destro scored his first hat trick in a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday. Destro reinforced his case for a place in Italy’s World Cup squad as well as bolstering Roma’s title hopes ahead of Juventus’ home match against relegationthreatened Livorno on Monday. “A club which makes its mark on history i s o n e which wins titles,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. “The race for first place is not Roma’s Mattia Destro celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Roma in Cagliari, Italy, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Roma moved within five points of Serie A leader Juventus as Mattia Destro scored his first-ever hat trick in a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

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over yet, but it doesn’t depend on us. ... The only thing we have in our hands is second spot, and we will try to keep that position until the end of the season.” Fiorentina maintained its charge to a Europa League spot with a 2-1 win over Udinese, while Parma also remained on course after turning around a poor run of form to beat third-place Napoli 1-0. It moved level on points with Inter, with the two sides occupying the final Europa League places. “I’m happy for the lads who had a great game, full of suffering and sacrifice, given that we also had important players out,” Parma coach Roberto Donadoni said. “When we play like this we manage to get results, now we’ll look forward and I think that with certain players coming back we can have our say.” Lazio is two points behind after a comfortable 2-0 win over Sampdoria, while Atalanta lost momentum with a 2-0 loss at home to lowly Sassuolo. Torino reignited its European hopes

as Ciro Immobile moved back to the top of the goalscoring table with the winner in a 2-1 victory at Catania, his 18th of the season. Catania later sacked coach Rolando Maran for the second time this season. Destro scored his first goal shortly after the half hour, firing home Gervinho’s cross from close range after he had started the move. The 23-year-old Destro doubled his tally 15 minutes into the second half, beating the offside trap to run onto a ball from on-loan Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan and slot past Vlada Avramov. Destro completed his hat trick in the 73rd, tapping in Alesandro Florenzi’s cross. Mauricio Pinilla netted a late consolation from the spot after he had been tripped by Mehdi Benatia It was Roma’s first win at Cagliari since 1995, excluding the 3-0 victory it was awarded last season when the Serie A game was postponed for safety reasons after Cagliari defied orders to play in an empty stadium.

Catania fires coach Maran for 2nd time this season

CATANIA, Sicily — Catania has sacked coach Rolando Maran for the second time this season, replacing him with Maurizio Pellegrino. The Sicilian club made the decision shortly after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Torino,

which left it seven points off safety with six matches remaining. Maran’s dismissal is the 13th coaching change in Serie A this season, and the third at Catania. Maran guided Catania to eighth place last season, its best finish in Serie A, but was fired in October after winning only one of the open-

ing eight matches. He was rehired three months later following the dismissal of Luigi De Canio, but has won just seven points in his 13 matches in charge, and only one in the past eight. Pellegrino, who coached Catania in the third division, has been promoted from the youth sectors.

Boca defeats Godoy Cruz 3-0 for much-needed win

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Boca Juniors defeated Godoy Cruz 3-0 on Sunday to move into the middle of the Argentine first-division standings.

Juan Ramon Riquelme scored early and Emmanuel Gigliotti added the other two goals as Boca improved to 15 points in 12 matches. It was a much-needed victory for the team after two straight losses. San Lorenzo, whose backers include

Pope Francis, won 2-1 at All Boys on Sunday to improve to 21 points and share the lead with Colon, also with 21. Colon lost 1-0 to Lanus on Saturday. Maruo Matos and Walter Kannemann scored late in San Lorenzo’s victory, over-

coming an early goal from All Boys’ Javier Campora. Also on Sunday, Rosario Central defeated Newell’s 1-0 and Atletico Rafaela and Quilmes drew 2-2. On Saturday, Racing defeated Velez Sarsfield 1-0.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, file photo, West Bromwich Albion’s Nicolas Anelka, right, gestures as he celebrates his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London.

SAO PAULO — The president of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro says he has reached a deal to sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka. Alexandre Kalil said on his official Twitter account that “Anelka belongs to Galo,” the Portuguese word for rooster, which is the team’s nickname. Atletico Mineiro’s website confirmed the president’s tweet on Sunday. Atletico Mineiro is the defending champion of the Copa Libertadores, Latin America’s most important club competition. Anelka, 35, was without a club since West Bromwich said it fired him in March following a five-match suspension for a racially aggravated goal celebration. The striker said he was the one who terminated his contract with the Premier League club. Anelka was suspended for performing a gesture that is known in France as a “quenelle” and regarded as anti-Semitic.

Liverpool beats West Ham 2-1 to retake top spot Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Liverpool reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after two penalties from captain Steven Gerrard helped his team beat West Ham 2-1 Sunday to remain firmly in the hunt for the club’s first league title since 1990. Liverpool’s ninth win in a row restored a two-point lead over Chelsea with five games to play, and also sets up a crucial game against Manchester City next weekend which could go a long way to determining who wins the title. City is four points behind Liverpool but with two games in hand, meaning that if either team wins all their remaining games, they win the title. West Ham had won its previous two games to establish a gap to the relegation zone and remained in 11th place after offering tough resistance to the title-chasing visitors. “We had to stand up and be counted, and we’ve done that,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. Gerrard put Liverpool ahead from the spot in the 44th minute after West Ham defender James Tomkins handled a flick by Luis Suarez in the area. However, the lead didn’t last long. In injury time, West Ham defender Guy Demel equalized when Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet spilled a cross following

a challenge from Andy Carroll. The assistant referee initially signaled for a foul on Carroll, but referee Anthony Taylor overruled him after a lengthy discussion, despite protests from the Liverpool players. Carroll had the best chance in the early exchanges of the second half, hitting the bar with a 62nd-minute header, and the former Liverpool striker often unsettled the visitors’ defense with his strong physical presence. But Gerrard scored his second — and Liverpool’s 90th of the season — in the 71st minute after Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan was adjudged to have been brought down by West Ham goalkeeper Adrian following an incisive run into the penalty box. “Unfortunately they’ve won the game on two penalties rather than their attractive football that they normally play,” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said. “The players have to take a lot of credit for that but we are disappointed we didn’t get anything out of the game.” Rodgers was vociferous in his praise for the 33-year-old Gerrard, who is set to lead England at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. “It’s not by accident, he studies the goalkeepers,” Rodgers said. “For me, as a manager to have someone as cool and calm as him in those pressure situations, he did fantastically well.”

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MILAN — Roma moved within five points of Serie A leader Juventus as Mattia Destro scored his first hat trick in a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday. Destro reinforced his case for a place in Italy’s World Cup squad as well as bolstering Roma’s title hopes ahead of Juventus’ home match against relegationthreatened Livorno on Monday. “A club which makes its mark on history i s o n e which wins titles,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said. “The race for first place is not Roma’s Mattia Destro celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Roma in Cagliari, Italy, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Roma moved within five points of Serie A leader Juventus as Mattia Destro scored his first-ever hat trick in a 3-1 win at Cagliari on Sunday.

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over yet, but it doesn’t depend on us. ... The only thing we have in our hands is second spot, and we will try to keep that position until the end of the season.” Fiorentina maintained its charge to a Europa League spot with a 2-1 win over Udinese, while Parma also remained on course after turning around a poor run of form to beat third-place Napoli 1-0. It moved level on points with Inter, with the two sides occupying the final Europa League places. “I’m happy for the lads who had a great game, full of suffering and sacrifice, given that we also had important players out,” Parma coach Roberto Donadoni said. “When we play like this we manage to get results, now we’ll look forward and I think that with certain players coming back we can have our say.” Lazio is two points behind after a comfortable 2-0 win over Sampdoria, while Atalanta lost momentum with a 2-0 loss at home to lowly Sassuolo. Torino reignited its European hopes

as Ciro Immobile moved back to the top of the goalscoring table with the winner in a 2-1 victory at Catania, his 18th of the season. Catania later sacked coach Rolando Maran for the second time this season. Destro scored his first goal shortly after the half hour, firing home Gervinho’s cross from close range after he had started the move. The 23-year-old Destro doubled his tally 15 minutes into the second half, beating the offside trap to run onto a ball from on-loan Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan and slot past Vlada Avramov. Destro completed his hat trick in the 73rd, tapping in Alesandro Florenzi’s cross. Mauricio Pinilla netted a late consolation from the spot after he had been tripped by Mehdi Benatia It was Roma’s first win at Cagliari since 1995, excluding the 3-0 victory it was awarded last season when the Serie A game was postponed for safety reasons after Cagliari defied orders to play in an empty stadium.

Catania fires coach Maran for 2nd time this season

CATANIA, Sicily — Catania has sacked coach Rolando Maran for the second time this season, replacing him with Maurizio Pellegrino. The Sicilian club made the decision shortly after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Torino,

which left it seven points off safety with six matches remaining. Maran’s dismissal is the 13th coaching change in Serie A this season, and the third at Catania. Maran guided Catania to eighth place last season, its best finish in Serie A, but was fired in October after winning only one of the open-

ing eight matches. He was rehired three months later following the dismissal of Luigi De Canio, but has won just seven points in his 13 matches in charge, and only one in the past eight. Pellegrino, who coached Catania in the third division, has been promoted from the youth sectors.

Boca defeats Godoy Cruz 3-0 for much-needed win

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Boca Juniors defeated Godoy Cruz 3-0 on Sunday to move into the middle of the Argentine first-division standings.

Juan Ramon Riquelme scored early and Emmanuel Gigliotti added the other two goals as Boca improved to 15 points in 12 matches. It was a much-needed victory for the team after two straight losses. San Lorenzo, whose backers include

Pope Francis, won 2-1 at All Boys on Sunday to improve to 21 points and share the lead with Colon, also with 21. Colon lost 1-0 to Lanus on Saturday. Maruo Matos and Walter Kannemann scored late in San Lorenzo’s victory, over-

coming an early goal from All Boys’ Javier Campora. Also on Sunday, Rosario Central defeated Newell’s 1-0 and Atletico Rafaela and Quilmes drew 2-2. On Saturday, Racing defeated Velez Sarsfield 1-0.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, file photo, West Bromwich Albion’s Nicolas Anelka, right, gestures as he celebrates his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London.

SAO PAULO — The president of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro says he has reached a deal to sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka. Alexandre Kalil said on his official Twitter account that “Anelka belongs to Galo,” the Portuguese word for rooster, which is the team’s nickname. Atletico Mineiro’s website confirmed the president’s tweet on Sunday. Atletico Mineiro is the defending champion of the Copa Libertadores, Latin America’s most important club competition. Anelka, 35, was without a club since West Bromwich said it fired him in March following a five-match suspension for a racially aggravated goal celebration. The striker said he was the one who terminated his contract with the Premier League club. Anelka was suspended for performing a gesture that is known in France as a “quenelle” and regarded as anti-Semitic.

Liverpool beats West Ham 2-1 to retake top spot Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Liverpool reclaimed top spot in the Premier League after two penalties from captain Steven Gerrard helped his team beat West Ham 2-1 Sunday to remain firmly in the hunt for the club’s first league title since 1990. Liverpool’s ninth win in a row restored a two-point lead over Chelsea with five games to play, and also sets up a crucial game against Manchester City next weekend which could go a long way to determining who wins the title. City is four points behind Liverpool but with two games in hand, meaning that if either team wins all their remaining games, they win the title. West Ham had won its previous two games to establish a gap to the relegation zone and remained in 11th place after offering tough resistance to the title-chasing visitors. “We had to stand up and be counted, and we’ve done that,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. Gerrard put Liverpool ahead from the spot in the 44th minute after West Ham defender James Tomkins handled a flick by Luis Suarez in the area. However, the lead didn’t last long. In injury time, West Ham defender Guy Demel equalized when Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet spilled a cross following

a challenge from Andy Carroll. The assistant referee initially signaled for a foul on Carroll, but referee Anthony Taylor overruled him after a lengthy discussion, despite protests from the Liverpool players. Carroll had the best chance in the early exchanges of the second half, hitting the bar with a 62nd-minute header, and the former Liverpool striker often unsettled the visitors’ defense with his strong physical presence. But Gerrard scored his second — and Liverpool’s 90th of the season — in the 71st minute after Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan was adjudged to have been brought down by West Ham goalkeeper Adrian following an incisive run into the penalty box. “Unfortunately they’ve won the game on two penalties rather than their attractive football that they normally play,” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said. “The players have to take a lot of credit for that but we are disappointed we didn’t get anything out of the game.” Rodgers was vociferous in his praise for the 33-year-old Gerrard, who is set to lead England at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. “It’s not by accident, he studies the goalkeepers,” Rodgers said. “For me, as a manager to have someone as cool and calm as him in those pressure situations, he did fantastically well.”

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Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard (centre) celebrates after scoring his team’s opening goal during their English Premier League match against West Ham at Upton Park, London, Sunday, April 6, 2014.


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Singsing Waterfall IBP

BULELENG - When summer, waterfall volume relatively decrease. Road to the waterfall which is mounting represent the pleasant activity for the activity of “ trekking”. The location is near from area Lovina, reachable even by foot walking from Lovina, making this object a lot visited by the tourist which generally those who live in the area of Lovina. Not far from singsing waterfall, there are Dutch monument. This Monument is develop/builded by Government of Dutch Colonial to commemorate the killed of its Heroic of Dutch army in Banjar war in the year 1868. About 1956 this monument is broken because assumed to respect colonist. However in the year 1992 this monument is rebuilt by Local Government of Regency of Dati II Buleleng for the purpose of that history cannot be vanished, beside that monument also symbolise the warrior of Banjar peoples capable to defeat heroic of Dutch army. Singsing Waterfall located in Banjar Labuhan Haji the Countryside of Temukus of Subdistrict Banjar, 3 km from Lovina and 13 km from Singaraja.

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Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg to win a breathless Bahrain Grand Prix by just one second. A late-race safety car, deployed after Pastor Maldonado’s Lotus tipped Esteban Gutierrez’s Sauber into a roll at Turn 1, turned the 57-lap race into a 10-lap sprint under floodlights in the desert. Both drivers had gone wheel-towheel in the early stages, as Hamilton outdragged poleman Rosberg at the start and the German attempted to come back at his British teammate, so they were warned to keep it clean by Mercedes boss Paddy Lowe. They just about managed it as they scrapped mightily for the win. Rosberg had the advantage of softer tyres for the showdown and had several stabs at passing Hamilton using DRS into the Michael

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds his trophy after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Schumacher corner. But he could not make either stick, and Hamilton prevailed on his medium tyres after some epic side-by-side racing through the esses. Behind, Force India recorded its first podium since Spa 2009 as Sergio Perez just held off the quicker Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bulls also had the advantage of soft tyres for the final sprint and Ricciardo got the better of his world champion team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Nico HulkenPos Driver 1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Nico Rosberg 3. Sergio Perez 4. Daniel Ricciardo 5. Nico Hulkenberg 6. Sebastian Vettel 7. Felipe Massa 8. Valtteri Bottas 9. Fernando Alonso 10. Kimi Raikkonen

berg’s Force India to finish fourth. Vettel, who complained of a lack of power from his Renault engine, could not find his own way past Hulkenberg (on ageing mediums) so had to spend the final two laps fending off Williams pair Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for sixth. Williams gambled on a three-stop strategy where most of the other frontrunners went for two, and the safety car undid its hopes of a better result. The Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top 10, after Jenson Button joined McLaren team-mate Kevin Magnussen in retirement, after plummeting down the top order following the re-start.

Team Time/Gap Mercedes 1h38m42.743s Mercedes +1.085s Force India-Mercedes +24.067s Red Bull-Renault +24.489s Force India-Mercedes +28.654s Red Bull-Renault +29.879s Williams-Mercedes +31.200s Williams-Mercedes +31.800s Ferrari +32.500s Ferrari +33.400s

Hawks rout Pacers 107-88, boost playoff hopes Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Teague scored 25 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 107-88 rout of the reeling Indiana Pacers, who were held to a club-record-low 23 points in the first half of an embarrassing performance on their home floor Sunday. The Pacers, the NBA’s best home team, have lost four of five and fell a full game behind the Miami Heat in their quest for the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Paul George scored 18 points and David West had 17 on a night AllStar center Roy Hibbert did not play the final 30 minutes. The Pacers couldn’t get closer than 13 after falling into a 14-point hole midway through the first quarter Sunday. The team’s previous low in scoring for a first half was 27 against the Los Angeles Clippers

on Nov. 10, 2004. The Hawks have won three of four and extended their lead over the Knicks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference to two games. Miami survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks’ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory. LeBron James scored 38 points and Mario Chalmers added 15 for the Heat. Smith made a Knicks-record 10 3-pointers, on an NBA-record 22 attempts, and finished with 32 points. Carmelo Anthony managed only 13 points on 4 for 17 shooting. In other games with playoff implications, the Phoenix Suns toppled the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-115 to pull a game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 playoff spot in the West and the Dallas Mavericks kept their playoff

position by beating the Sacramento Kings 93-91. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 38 points, his 41st consecutive game of 25 or more, but Phoenix got 26 points from Goran Dragic and 24 from Gerald Green for the win. Durant moved ahead of Michael Jordan with the third-longest such streak in NBA history and longest since Oscar Robertson did it for 46 in a row in the 1963-64 season.

Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams (3) celebrates his threepoint basket with Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap in the second half of their 103-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers an NBA basketball game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Atlanta.

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India begins world’s largest election Associated Press Writer

Monday to release its campaign manifesto, which envisions India’s path toward full development through futuristic infrastructure projects such as high-speed trains, 100 new modern cities and wireless Internet facilities in public places. But such ambitious plans hold little appeal for most voters in rural Assam, where voting took place Monday in five constituencies as well as in one in neighboring Tripura state. Here, people are more concerned about basic needs like guarding against the dangers of flooding, soil erosion and heavy rains washing away homes, or building more roads and bridges to connect far-away towns and villages to the main cities. “I’ve made it a point to vote this time because we want change,” said 36-yearold housewife Rumi Nath, waiting to vote in the rural town of Lakhimpur on the Brahmaputra River. “Our area remains backward and underdeveloped 67 years after independence.” Several of the 8,000 polling stations were temporarily closed while officials fixed or replaced faulting voting machines.

LONDON — British police are hunting a man who broke into an upmarket London hotel and battered

three women with a hammer. The Metropolitan Police force says the women, all from the United Arab Emirates, suffered head and facial injuries. One is in critical

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JAYAPURA - Indonesia has closed the boundary fence bordering Papua New Guinea in Skouw-Wutung area, making 24 Papua New guinea citizens return to their country via the sea from Jayapura. The Indonesian Military and Immigration Sub-official have closed the fence since Saturday (April 5) due to clash among the troops and unidentified armed groups. The Chief of Jayapura Immigration Sub-official Gardu Tampubolon stated here, on Sunday, that out of the 24 PNG citizens, only two had passports, while 22 others were only using permit cards to cross the border. The PNG Consular in Jayapura, Jack Aria, escorted the citizens up to the point where they entered the country’s water territory, Gardu noted. He added that the institution has withdrawn all immigration officers from the Skouw area and diverted the services to Hamadi Market, located in the sea shore of Jayapura, since sea transport is now being utilized. People can reach Vanimo in PNG within two hours using land transportation from Jayapura, Indonesia. However, due to the closing of boundary fence, people should take about three hours by boat or any other sea transportation to reach Vanimo from Hamadi, Jayapura, depending on the weather condition.

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Indian voters wait in queues to cast their votes during the first phase of elections in Dibrugarh, in the northeastern state of Assam, India, Monday, April 7, 2014.

3 women attacked with hammer at London hotel

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GAUHATI, India — India started the world’s largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. Most parties were campaigning on promises of economic growth. The country’s 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks — a staggered approach made necessary by India’s vast size — to choose representatives to its 543-seat lower house of parliament. The main Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party led by prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is seen as the biggest threat to the now-governing Congress Party and its allies. Results from all 935,000 polling stations are expected on May 16. Polls suggest Congress could face a drubbing thanks to corruption scandals and recent years of economic slowdown. The BJP, which has pledged economic renewal, is expected to do well but to fall short of a 272-seat majority. Its chief, Modi, has been credited for ushering in strong industrial growth in the western state of Gujarat, where he has been chief minister for 11 years. However, critics question whether the Hindu nationalist chief can be a truly secular leader, noting he has failed to take responsibility or apologize for communal rioting that left more than 1,000 dead in his state in 2002. He’s accused of doing little to stop the anti-Muslim rampage, though he denies any wrongdoing and has never been charged with a crime. The BJP was the last major party on

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condition in a hospital, while the others are in serious but not lifethreatening condition. The women, in their 30s, and three children were asleep in ad-

joining rooms of the Cumberland Hotel in central London when a man broke in early Sunday. Police say the women were attacked after they awoke and disturbed the in-

truder. Detectives found a hammer at the scene. Police said Monday that they are treating the attacks as attempted murder.

Rwanda commemorates 20 years since genocide Associated Press Writer

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This photo provided by the United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon meets with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame at Urugwiro Village in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its devastating genocide in which machete and gunfire attacks killed more than 1 million people. President Paul Kagame and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together lit a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Monday in memory of those killed. Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, attended and said genocide is a “devastating reminder that nightmares seemingly beyond imagination can in fact take place.” Ceremonies will continue at Kigali’s main sports stadium, where thousands will participate in an evening candlelight ceremony. Rwanda’s 1994 genocide was carried out by extremist Hutus against Tutsis and some moderate Hutus. Kagame has won praise ending that violence and making advances in economic development and health care, although he is criticized for authoritarian control.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian citizens living in the United States (U.S.), along with the Indonesian Ambassador, Budi Bowoleksono and his wife Reshanty Bowoleksono cast votes on Saturday (April 5) for legislative general elections. The votes cast took place at TPS-2 (polling station) located at the Garuda hall of the Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC, according to the embassy’s press release. Of the total 1,974 constituents, 1.666 cast their votes in the polling booths, while another 313 constituents sent their votes through postal line. In addition, the ambassador expressed his appreciation to 11 observers in the U.S., who watched the vote casting process that took place from 10.15 a.m. till 8.0 p.m. local time. The vote count, according to the press release, will be conducted on April 9, 2014 at 5.0 p.m., while the counting for the vote casting process through postal line will be held on April 15. Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono was inaugurated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta on February 14, 2014 to replace Dino Patti Djalal, who resigned and is now participating in the Democrat Party`s presidential candidate convention. In Indonesia, the legislative elections will take place on April 9 and presidential elections on July 9, 2014. This year, the General Election Commission (KPU) had held 15 political parties in Indonesia as eligible to participate in the elections. Three of them are local parties for the Aceh electorate, including the Aceh Party (Partai Aceh-PA), the Aceh People`s Party (Partai Rakyat Aceh-PRA) and the Aceh Sovereignty Party (Partai Daulat Aceh-PDA). The other 12 parties are the National Democratic Party (Nasdem), the Nation`s Awakening Party (PKB), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the Indonesian Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP), the Golkar Party (Golkar) and the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra). Also included in the line-up are the Democratic Party (Demokrat), the National Mandate Party (PAN), the United Development Party (PPP), the People`s Conscience Party (Hanura), the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) and the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI).

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Indonesians vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to set popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a fresh face in a country dominated by an ageing elite from the Suharto era, on course to become president in July.

People vote to set governor on course for presidency

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JAKARTA - Indonesians vote Wednesday in parliamentary elections expected to set popular Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a fresh face in a country dominated by an ageing elite from the Suharto era, on course to become president in July. Known universally by his nickname of “Jokowi”, 52-year-old Widodo has been a political phenomenon since he became the capital’s leader in 2012, and has topped presidential opinion polls for months. His common touch -- he regularly visits Jakarta’s slums in his trademark checked shirt -- has made him a hit with voters weary of the Suharto-era tycoons and ex-military figures who have long been the main political players in the world’s third-biggest democracy. Polls predict Widodo’s main opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) will top the vote in the country’s fourth legislative elections since the end of dictator Suharto’s three-decade rule in 1998. But voters are expected to punish the Democratic Party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, following a string of high-profile corruption scandals and criticism that his government has been ineffective in recent years. The legislative elections set the stage for presidential polls on July 9. A party or coalition needs 20 percent of seats in the 560-seat lower house of parliament or 25 percent of the national vote to field a candidate. While most parties fail to achieve

this on their own and form coalitions, the PDI-P may get over the threshold after a recent boost in the polls following the party’s decision to nominate Widodo as its candidate for head of state. “Jokowi is from a new generation of leaders in Indonesia. I hope he can bring change to Indonesia,” Andi Gani Nena Wea, head of national trade union confederation KSPSI, told AFP at a recent rally in Jakarta. But others are sceptical that a man who has only run the capital for just over a year and has never had a role in national politics is ready to take charge of Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. “At a symbolic level he would represent a breakthrough, but at a substantive level I highly doubt it,” said Professor Jeffrey Winters, an Indonesia expert from Northwestern University in the United States. Widodo’s main rival for the presidency is seen as Prabowo Subianto, a former commander of the Indonesian army’s notorious special forces who has been accused of human rights abuses. He lags far behind the governor in the polls. Whoever replaces Yudhoyono -- due to step down after 10 years

in power -- will inherit tremendous challenges, with growth in Southeast Asia’s top economy slowing, religious intolerance on the rise, and corruption endemic. Preparing for the elections has been a huge logistical challenge, requiring authorities to transport ballot boxes to mountain-top villages, remote islands, and deep into jungles. While the main focus is on the election at the national level, Indonesians will also be voting for lawmakers in provincial and district legislatures on the same day. Some 186 million voters are eligible, and around 230,000 candidates are competing nationwide for about 20,000 seats. The polls are expected to be largely peaceful -- although there are fears of violence in western Aceh province, where a long-running separatist insurgency only ended in 2005, following an upsurge in politically-linked attacks in recent weeks. The three weeks of campaigning leading up to the vote have been raucous, with tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters packing out stadiums, and the crowded main island of Java has been the most important battleground.


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Australian expecting free trade deal with Japan

DENPASAR - A senior security minister said Aceh needs special attention to reduce all kinds of conflicts that have often happened there so far. “With the special attention conflicts are expected to drop during the stages of the 2014 general elections,” coordinating minister for political, security and legal affairs Djoko Suyanto said here on Sunday on the sidelines of a prayer ritual event. He said he had increased security in the region by involving police Mobile Brigade members to assure smooth implementation of the general elections in the region. He hoped the move could curb conflicts that have often happened in the region. The former defense forces commander meanwhile said that the stages of the general elections had so far gone well. “Although conflicts did occur in several locations they could not be used as a yardstick to evaluate the implementation of the general elections nationally,” he said. He said he had been determined to make the event successful and peaceful. Indonesia plans to hold legislative elections on April 9 and later on July 9 a president election.

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TOKYO — Australia’s prime minister said Monday that a free trade deal with Japan is “within our grasp” after years of negotiations. Tony Abbott, who led his conservative coalition to power in September elections, is leading a mission of hundreds of people to Tokyo. It is part of an East Asian tour that will also take him to China and South Korea as he seeks to deepen economic ties with the region. “Things are going very well indeed,” Abbott told Australian and Japanese executives ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where the two leaders were expected to conclude the trade negotiations. “It has eluded us for so many years but is now within our grasp,” he said. Japan is Australia’s second-biggest trading partner after China and a major customer for its beef and other farm goods. Abbott had said Sunday that some issues remained to be resolved with Tokyo on trade. Japanese media reported progress on the key sticking points of tariffs on beef exports from Australia and car exports from Japan. Both sides see significant potential for growth in trade in those areas should an agreement be reached. “We asked so many times for this,” said Akio Mimura, chairman of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “This will be the last time.” Among the business leaders visiting Japan with Abbott were finance, gambling and mining industry executives. Gaming mogul James Packer reportedly is among them, seeking local partners for a joint venture casino that his company Melco Crown hopes to build if Japan passes a new law to allow them. During his visit to Seoul, Abbott will finalize a free trade agreement reached earlier between Australia and South Korea. Abbott said he was determined to end Australia’s “Eurocentric” bias. Australia’s exports of iron ore and other resources have played a crucial role in its own affluence and the economic rise of Japan, China and other Asian economies, he said. There was a time, Abbott said, when some organizations in Australia banned Toyota cars from their parking lots, due to animosity that lingered from World War II. “My visit so early in my tenure is a deliberate statement of my government’s priorities,” he said. “Australia is not in the wrong region but in the right one. We are in the right place at the right time,” he said. Separately, the U.S. and Japan were holding talks Monday in Tokyo on a trans-Pacific trade agreement. Australia is also a part of those talks, where progress appears to have stalled, at least partly due to disputes over U.S.-Japan trade in cars and farm products. Japanese officials said before Abbott’s visit that whaling, another contentious issue, would not be on the agenda. Last week, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not for scientific purposes, as Tokyo had claimed, and ordered it halted. Australia, which brought the case against Japan in 2010, praised the judgment. Environmentalists have long sought an end to the whaling program on ethical grounds.

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Women eat ice cream in front of an electronic stock price indicator in Tokyo Monday, April 7, 2014. The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent Agence France-Presse

SINGAPORE - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts. The estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) expansion remains unchanged from last year, making East Asia the world’s fastest-growing region, the bank said in its East Asia and Pacific Economic Update report. However, the 7.1 percent forecast growth rate for this year represents a slowdown from an average growth rate of 8.0 percent from 2009 to 2013. Growth in regional powerhouse China will ease to 7.6 percent from 7.7 percent as it undergoes structural reforms. Excluding China, the developing countries in the region will grow by 5.0 percent, down from 5.2 percent last year. “East Asia Pacific has served as the world’s main growth engine since the global financial crisis,” said Axel van Trotsenburg, World Bank East Asia and

Pacific regional vice president. “Stronger global growth this year will help the region expand at a relatively steady pace while adjusting to tighter global financial conditions,” he added in a statement. The bank said the region’s reaction to the US Federal Reserve’s decision to begin scaling back its quantitative easing programme demonstrated how “flexible currencies will help East Asia deal with external shocks including potential capital-flow reversals”. “In addition, most countries have adequate reserves to cover temporary trade and external shocks,” it said. Despite a major sell-off in emerging markets earlier this year, Asia-Pacific economies have withstood the initial capital outflow risks resulting from the Fed’s move.

“The tailwinds from improving global trade will offset the headwinds from the tightening of global financial markets,” the report said. Bert Hofman, the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific chief economist, said risks remain for the region. “A slower-than-expected recovery in advanced economies, a rise in global interest rates, and increased volatility in commodity prices on account of recent geo-political tensions in Eastern Europe serve as reminders that East Asia remains vulnerable to adverse global developments,” he said. The report said larger Southeast Asian economies, including Indonesia and Thailand, will face tougher global financial conditions and higher levels of household debt. Growth in the Philippines could slow to 6.6 percent, but accelerating reconstruction spending is likely to offset the drag on consumption following a series of major natural disasters in 2013, the bank said. The Philippine economy grew 7.2 percent in 2013, according to government figures.

Coordinating minister for political, security and legal affairs Djoko Suyanto (middle) said Aceh needs special attention to reduce all kinds of conflicts that have often happened there so far.

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Balinese Characters:

From Palm-leaf to Keyboards

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Probably, you have watched or are going to watch arja operetta or Ramayana Ballet during the visit in Bali. It would be more convenient if it is enjoyed while having dinner of Balinese cuisine. At the same time, you watch the beauty of culture and taste the delicacy of local culinary. You may hear the

language spoken by players or puppeteer was not understandable. Of course, it is Balinese language. As Japanese and Chinese, Balinese language also has its own characters. They consist of some 18 main characters and 10 vowel sounds. Ordinarily, Balinese characters are used to write palm-leaf manuscript or lontar. Such characters are incised with

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As Japanese and Chinese, Balinese language also has its own characters. They consist of some 18 main characters and 10 vowel sounds. Ordinarily, Balinese characters are used to write palm-leaf manuscript or lontar.

sharp knife or stylus. When the writing works have completed, they should be rubbed with a blend of oil and lamp shoot to blacken them. So they are visible easily. Since the works were performed manually, the copying of a manuscript took a long time. At a glance, Balinese characters look like Old Javanese, Tamil (India). It is inseparable from historical aspect where they had similarity of genealogical lines. Today, Balinese characters still have restricted use, namely at school for local subject from elementary school to senior high school. It is becoming the responsibility of local government to preserve and develop Balinese language in order it could survive in the midst of the growth of other languages like Bahasa Indonesia and foreign languages. Balinese language poses a medium and spirit of Balinese culture. To preserve Balinese culture should also simultaneously maintain and use of Balinese language in daily life. In other words, speaking Balinese language also characterizes one of the identities as a Balinese. Among the use of other languages, Balinese language should remain to give a space to grow and develop. Other than speaking and teaching it at schools, it should also accommodate the need of modern community or use in wider functions of language. Balinese community receives abundant heritages of lontar or palm-leaf manuscripts from the predecessors retained by individuals and museums. They carry many aspects of

knowledge, ranging from philosophy, local healing, literature, architecture, agriculture, herbal practice, astrology and so forth. Therefore, if they could be interpreted and presented in popular language, they could become attractive information for young generation and saleable books for commercial needs. Today, there is also a trend of poising the tradition with modern science namely by re-interpreting the indigenous wisdoms that are relevant to the current time. People will get balanced inputs from the past and current orientation. Of course, such treasures will be beneficial for the conservation and future development of Balinese culture because it stays in touch with its original roots. Young generation should be introduced to these roots at early stage. Later, they will not lose their identity and even could feel proud of it. Moreover, it could give them inspiration in making their creativities, either in fine arts, performance, traditional architecture or herbal healings. Thanks to modern technology, the writing of Balinese characters now can be made easy by Bali Simbar font. It is the innovative thinking of I Made Suatjana (1986) lies behind the composing of this font. His work has helped the writing of Balinese characters in word processing application like Microsoft Word. Hopefully, there would be more creative software helping the development and learning of Balinese language so it would not come into extinction or be far left behind with the modern life.


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Ahead of Ida Bathara Turun Kabeh

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Balinese pay devotional works at Besakih Temple AMLAPURA - The spirit of Balinese pilgrims to pay devotional works or ngayah at Besakih, Karangasem, continues to rise. Ahead of the Ida Bathara Turun Kabeh ritual, hundreds of Balinese pilgrims from different regions participated in the mutual assistance, Sunday (Apr 6). of working pilgrims had emerged since the past three days. They mingled with customary villagers of Besakih. Activity of the working pilgrims was also commanded by the ritual committee. The arrival of the working pilgrims, he said, greatly helped the smoothness of the preparation of the ceremony. Related to the annual ritual, various oblations or bebantenan had already been planned maturely. At least, six buffaloes for the tawur or animal sacrifice, including three special hairy buffaloes had been prepared such as the buffalo known as the yos brana, anggrek wulan and buda cemeng. He described the series of Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh would be resumed with invoking holy water, Friday (Apr 11) at 08:00 a.m. Then, in the afternoon at 3:00, would be resumed with taking out the sanctified effigies. This procession would be forwarded to melasti or purificatory rite procession to Tegal Suci, Saturday (Apr 12) at 10.00 a.m. Melasti procession would involve 12 customary

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This image provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre on Monday, April 7, 2014, shows a map indicating the locations of search vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Hindus work at Besakih Temple ahead the Ida Betara Turun Kabeh Ceremony

villagers around Besakih. They would carry the sanctified effigies during this procession. After that, the ritual would be followed

by mapepada or purificatory rite for the sacrificial animals, Sunday (Apr 13) at 09:00 a.m. Peak of the Ida Bhatara Turun Kabeh

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ritual would be held on Monday (Apr 14) at 09:00 a.m., while the closure would be made on May 5, 2014. (udi)

Udayana Military Commander ready to secure the election Bali Post

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The situation during the teleconfrence in Udayana Military Region

DENPASAR - Ahead of the election 2014, various preparations have been made by Commander of IX/Udayana Military Region. Like on Sunday (Apr 6), the Commander of the Udayana Military Region, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, reported the readiness of the Udayana Military Region ahead of the general election 2014 to the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Budiman, through teleconference in the teleconference room of the Udayana Military Region. The activity was initiated by the Army Chief of Staff which in the implementation was accompanied by the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission to conduct a teleconference with the Regional Commander and other major commanders with the aim to determine the readiness of the major commanders in the face of legislative

election to be held on April 9. The teleconference was conducted between the Army Chief of Staff with 14 regional commanders and headquarters of the command of the army strategic reserve throughout Indonesia. Through this opportunity the Commander of the Udayana Military Region reported his readiness with all the ranks (161/WS Military Resort and 162/WB Military Resort and 163/WSA Military Resort) for the election. In particular, it should be wary about the distribution of electoral supplies to Southwest Sumba weighing approximately 13 tons that had been sent by Hercules. Currently the aircraft had returned safely and the logistics had been handed over. “Commander of the Udayana Military Region is ready to cooperate with police and other relevant agencies in accordance with the procedures to carry out the task of

securing the Election 2014,” said Commander of the Udayana Military Region, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, accompanied by the Udayana Military Region Command Chief of Staff, inspectorate and some other military officials. Meanwhile, the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Budiman, delivered the checking to the entire military regions in Indonesia was in conjunction with the assistance to the Electoral Commission and National Police in the election so that it could run safely, smoothly, generally, freely, secretly and fairly. Besides, the Army Chief of Staff also requested that the military commanders delivered a wide range of issues occurred ahead of the election. “We will ask the sharing between me and Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission to address a variety of issues,” said Army Chief of Staff. (nik)

Possible signals from lost jet’s black boxes heard

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Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

Associated Press Writer

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They arrived almost simultaneously around 10:00 a.m. Those pilgrims came from various offices, private institutions and even the hobbyist community. After praying together, they took a variety of works in preparation for the ceremony. Among them, the male pilgrims made thousands of skewers. Some pilgrims also installed clothes in all parts of the temple. Then, the remaining pilgrims prepared a variety of means of other paraphernalia. Meanwhile, women prepared sanganan catur made from flour. This activity was led by a number of oblation makers. Chief of Besakih customary village, Wayan Gunatra, said the working pilgrims almost entirely came based on their own accord. In other words, there was no official invitation from the ritual committee. “We just announced the series of ritual in the media. Since then, many Balinese pilgrims who wanted to pay devotional works kept on coming,” he explained. The flow

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MATSUMOTO, Japan — The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn’t want her to go away. But a family living near the “no-go zone” surrounding Japan’s destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent their daughter 300 kilometers (200 miles) away to the picturesque ski town of Matsumoto, where the mayor offered to take in and educate young people living in the shadow of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. Research has not shown the children to be in clear danger from exposure to low-dose radiation, but mistrust of the authorities remains high. The Hashimoto family, and the parents of seven other children, accepted the offer. “I didn’t really believe things are as safe as the government is telling us,” said Hashimoto, who lives in Koriyama, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the 20kilometer no-go zone. “We made our decision with her future, 10 years and 20 years later, in mind.” The eight students — seven in junior high school and one in

elementary school — began their new lives this month, with the beginning of Japan’s school year. They live in a rented house with bunk beds and live-in caretakers. The project is the brainchild of Mayor Akira Sugenoya, a medical doctor who performed more than 100 thyroid-cancer surgeries in neighboring Belarus after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. For those outside the largely off-limits 20-kilometer zone, taking such a drastic step is relatively rare. The Hashimoto family went back and forth. A wide range of views on the risks of radiation has divided both their family and entire communities. Hashimoto was nervous about speaking to a reporter, because raising questions can get one branded as a troublemaker. She requested that her daughter remain anonymous for fear of a backlash. Like many near the Fukushima plant, Hashimoto routinely measured the radioactivity in her neighborhood. Some spots were a bit high, in a gray area where science is divided about the longtime effects. Children are far more vulnerable to radiation than adults.

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PERTH, Australia — Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it “a most promising lead” in the monthlong hunt for the vanished plane. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search, warned that it could take days to confirm whether the signals picked up by the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield are indeed from the black boxes that belonged to Flight 370, but called the discovery very encouraging. “Clearly this is a most promising lead, and probably in the search so far, it’s probably the best information that we have had,” Houston said at a news conference. “We’ve got a visual indication on a screen and we’ve also got an audible signal — and the audible signal sounds to me just like an emergency locator beacon.” After a monthlong search for answers filled with dead ends, Monday’s news brought fresh hope given that the two black boxes, which contain flight data and cockpit voice recordings, are the key to

unraveling exactly what happened to Flight 370 and why. There was little time left to locate the devices, which have beacons that emit “pings” so they can be more easily found. The beacons’ batteries last only about a month — and Tuesday marks exactly one month since the plane disappeared during a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. The Australian navy’s Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, picked up two separate signals late

Saturday night and early Sunday morning within a remote patch of the Indian Ocean far off the west Australian coast that search crews have been crisscrossing for weeks. The first signal lasted two hours and 20 minutes before it was lost. The ship then turned around and picked up a signal again — this time recording two distinct “pinger returns” that lasted 13 minutes, Houston said. “Significantly, this would be consistent with transmissions from both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder,” Houston said.

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In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, a boy arrives with a woman at a dormitory where Kokoro Kamiyama, a 13-year-old girl who fled Fukushima is starting here new life, in Matsumoto, central Japan.


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Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

Associated Press Writer

BERLIN — After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is also trying to give estimates on what it would cost. In the third report of a landmark climate assessment, the IPCC is expected to say that to keep warming in check, the world needs a major shift in investments from fossil fuels — the principal source of man-made carbon emissions — to renewable energy. “Underlying this report is a lot of technical analysis of the different solutions, for example wind energy, solar, better energy efficiency and what is the cost of that,” said Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director at the National Resources Defense Council, a Washington-based environmental group. “And there will also be some discussions of how deep global cuts are needed to put us onto these different climate trajectories.” A leaked draft of the report sent to governments in December suggests that

in order to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) by the end of the century — the stated goal of international climate talks — emissions need to fall by 40-70 percent by 2050. Investments in fossil fuels such as oil and coal would have to drop by $30 billion a year, while spending on renewables would have to go up by $147 billion annually, according to the draft. That message is likely to face opposition from the fossil fuel industry and countries that depend on it. Earlier this week, Exxon Mobile said the world’s climate policies are “highly unlikely” to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future. That contrasted with a message from U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, who told oil and gas industry officials in London on Thursday that three-quarters of the fossil fuel reserves still in the ground needs to stay there for the world to achieve the 2-degree target. “We must look past the next quarter, past the end of the decade, into the second half of the century by which time the global economy must be carbon neutral,” Figueres said.

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Rabies dog case

Tabanan holds early dog vaccination Bali Post

TABANAN - Emergence of rabies positive cases in dogs found at Sekartaji hamlet, Sesandan village, Tabanan, makes the Tabanan Livestock Agency hold a mass vaccination ahead of schedule planned simultaneously in mid-April. Not only that, the rabies mitigation team has also performing elimination to dogs showing the signs of having been affected by rabies and stray dogs having no master. “Other than at Sesandan village, the quick response to cases of rabies positive dog was also undertaken in the area of Penebel, Apuan and Baturiti. Even, we make the mass vaccination earlier which should be simultaneously made on April 15 because there are positive findings of dog rabies cases,” said the Head of Tabanan Livestock Agency, Ni Ketut Warsiki, when contacted. Admittedly the constraints faced all this time was the presence of stray dogs that roamed around the moor that could not be handled because the owner was not known. “For vaccination and elimination

activities, we always coordinate with the hamlet chief or village officials,” she explained. He hoped that people could keep their dog properly, at least vaccinated theirs routinely and did not let theirs go wild. “Preventive activities have been often undertaken, not only made after discovering the case, but we’ve routinely conducted training to the community by involving village cadres,” she explained. She added that the other dogs having had contact with the rabies positive dog had been eliminated. “On Saturday and today the team has done a quick reaction measures. Even, some dogs have been vaccinated,” she said. Responding to the findings of rabies positive cases, Warsiki constantly appealed the residents of Tabanan to remain calm and not panic because rabies cases only happened in dogs. “Since the case remains in dog, I still urge the public to remain calm. If people are panic it is worried the mitigation programs and prevention of rabies cases will be messed up,” she said. (kmb28)

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Motorists passed a modern-looking building around Kuta area, Badung Regency, Bali Island. Development in Bali continues to grow and is difficult to control. Without being quickly addressed, Bali will be crowded and the open green spaces dwindle.

Chaotic development threatens Bali tourism

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo cows are standing in front of the latest coalfired power station of German power provider RWE in Hamm, Germany. AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File

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This undated photo provided by Bonhams auction house on April 4, 2014 shows a space suit from NASA’s Mercury era. The suit was never worn by an astronaut on an actual space mission but will be among the artifacts of space history that will be offered at auction by Bonhams in New York on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

NYC space auction includes lunar-dust covered item

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Everything from American and Russian spacesuits to a moon dust-covered strap from the Apollo 12 mission will be available to space history buffs at auction in New York City next week. Among the highlights at Bonhams on Tuesday is a motion picture sight ring, a small polarizing filter put on a camera that was used by astronaut James Irwin on Apollo 15. “It was used in the module when it landed on the moon and also on takeoff,” said Cassandra Hatton, Bonham’s space history specialist. “It’s extremely rare,

probably the only one in private hands.” The sight ring is being sold by Irwin’s estate and is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. Another fascinating item is an Apollo 12 shoulder strap embedded with lunar dust. It was used when astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean conducted two extensive surface explorations during which they accumulated a large amount of lunar dust on their suits, gloves and flight equipment. The strap has a pre-sale estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. The sale is significant because “we have items that came directly from astronauts, items that they carried into lunar orbit with them, items that went to the lunar surface and items that have lunar dust on them,” Hatton said. Other highlights include Apollo 11’s lunar surface checklist

sheet with annotations by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The data enabled Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to return to earth. The auction house said it is one of the most extensive sets of notations ever made on the lunar surface. It has a pre-sale estimate of $35,000 to $45,000. Other items include a Mercury era spacesuit estimated at $8,000 to $12,000. It is an example of the cover layer for the famous silver spacesuit of the Mercury program. The one being offered is not attributed to any astronaut and was never flown. A Soviet-era Strizh spacesuit designed to protect cosmonauts from ejection is estimated at $15,000 to $20,000. Bonhams said it is one of only 27 created for test and training purposes between 1981 and 1991.

DENPASAR - Development in Bali continues to grow and is difficult to control. Without being quickly addressed, Bali will be crowded and the open green spaces dwindle.

IBP/File Photo

Emergence of rabies positive cases in dogs found at Sekartaji hamlet, Sesandan village, Tabanan, makes the Tabanan Livestock Agency hold a mass vaccination ahead of schedule planned simultaneously in mid-April.

“To resolve this problem, please be accelerated and reinforced the Regional Bylaw on Spatial Plan. I worry that due to the result of chaotic development, the Bali tourism will vanish,” said a property analyst, John Sahadewa. In addition, John hoped the county /municipal government, including the Bali government, to gather the experienced architects in Bali to make urban design and economic development of Bali for the next 50 years. “Otherwise, Bali will be in trouble,” he said. According to him, the development became so chaotic and Balinese traditional architecture as a lure to support the tourism uniqueness would disappear. It happened because the building had been replaced with modern and minimalist buildings.

Bali government has owned a Regional Spatial Plan (RTRW), hasn’t it? “Yes, it needs to be synergized with the Spatial Plan in each county/municipality. For example, Tabanan has not owned a Spatial Plan. Regional autonomy that gives full authority to the county can lead to a clash between the province and county,” said the man from Petang, Badung. He suspected the licensing could be made a business commodity by certain circles. On that account, John was concerned and worried because if the planning was poor it could lead to a disaster such as congestion, social insecurity and unequal economy in Bali. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Tabanan, Ida Bagus Putu Astina, admitted the

development in Bali at this time had gone too far. Moreover, it had also deviated from the main goals due to the stream of globalization and the act of investors. “I hope the leaders in Bali to be mindful and aware. If this is allowed then Bali would be damaged,” he said. Chaotic development was inseparable from the mentality of the policy makers. As proof, many green belts were annexed for housing or tourist accommodation. The government was expected to firmly apply the rules related to spatial planning and the development based on Bali sustainability. “I think the policy makers acting like investors should be stopped now. Balinese people will become the victims of such a policy,” said Astina. (rah)


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Bali News Quiet period

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Attributes of campaign remain attached

SEMARAPURA - Quiet period in the legislative election is ignored by political parties and legislative candidates. It was indicated by the campaign attributes that were still rife in every corner of the highway in four subdistricts in Klungkung. Actually, the day before entering the quiet period, political parties and legislative candidates should have dismantled all the attributes of their campaign. As seen on Jalan Diponegoro to Kampong Lebah, several attributes of campaign ranging from billboards, banners to flags owned by some parties and legislative candidates were still rife. Likewise, similar condition also happened along the road section to Dawan subdistrict and to Jalan Bypass Prof. IB Mantra. The face of Semarapura town and four other subdistricts was not free from the attributes of campaign as suggested by the Electoral Commission as the organizing authority. The Klungkung Electoral Commission admitted there were still many attributes of campaign that had not been dismantled by political parties or legislative can-

didates. One of the commissioners of the Klungkung Electoral Commission, Kadek Sri Utami, said on Sunday (Apr 6) there was no governing penalty if the political party or legislative candidates did not dismantle their campaign attributes when coming into the quiet period. Dismantling the campaign attributes in the quiet period was only an appeal to the respective parties and legislative candidates in order to respect the quiet period. By that way, the voters would not be disturbed by the campaign attributes so the quiet period could be used to contemplate by prospective voters before using their right to vote on April 9. “There is no sanction and it’s

a moral sanction only. Let the public as voters assess the candidates, whether those heeding the call are appropriate or not to be elected,” said Kadek Sri Utami. However, Sri Utami asserted when the campaign attributes had not been dismantled one day before the election, the campaign attributes along a radius of 200 meters from the polling station would be dismantled forcibly by the voting committee (PPS). It was also expressed by Chairman of the Klungkung Electoral Supervisory Commission, Komang Artawan, Sunday. Properly, political parties and legislative candidates should respect the quiet period by dismantling their campaign attributes. Supervisory Commission also saw many campaign attributes that had not been cleaned up. However, if the attributes had not been dismantled one day before the election, the Supervisory Commission would dismantle them by force with the Electoral Commission and Municipal Police in order the implementation of voting would not be bothered by campaign at-

tributes. “The Electoral Supervisory Commission has been monitoring where the campaign attributes were found to remain rampant. In accordance with the regulation of the Electoral Commission (PKPU) No.15/2013, when the campaign attributes had not been dismantled until one day before

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the election, we will discipline it with the Electoral Commission and Municipal Police,” he said. Nevertheless, his party still appealed to political parties and legislative candidates that had not dismantled their campaign attributes to immediately do it before the voting day on April 9. (kmb31)

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12-kg LPG experiences price surge

The LPG line up in the store.

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NEGARA - Ahead of the voting day of legislative election, a number of staple goods prices soared in Jembrana. Most noticeably was the increase in the 12-kg LPG. The price of this fuel jumped almost to reach IDR 100,000. Similarly, the 3-kg LPG that was rare ahead of Nyepi and the price was still expensive. Customers of the 12 kg-LPG when met on Sunday (Apr 6) admitted to deeply hurt by the increase. Moreover, it was not known exactly what caused the increase in the LPG price. “Formerly, it rose to IDR 100,000 be-

cause there was an issue of price hike, but it now rises again to IDR 97,000,” said Putu Aryana, a resident of Tegalcangkring, Mendoyo. He suspected the price hike of household need was triggered by legislative election. Even, the increase was highly significant, from IDR 78,000 and a week ahead of Nyepi rose to IDR 87,000. Then, few days before the voting day, the price went up again to IDR 97,000 per 12-kg tube. Similar complaint was also raised by a number of customers at Dauhwaru, Jembrana subdistrict. The average price of 12-kg LPG was almost IDR 100,000. Other than the price hike, it was

also difficult to find the 12-kg LPG. Vendors rarely sold and claimed to have not received the supply. Ni Made Merti, 32, recognized the LPG price hike. This rice vendor also mentioned the dramatic price hike of red pepper. Previously, it was sold for IDR 75,000 per kg and then it rose to IDR 100,000 per kg. By and large, after the feast, the price of some staples had been already stable. As observation to a number of sub-agencies, the delivery of LPG stayed normal but some of them had been reduced by the agency. Inequality price of the 3-kg and 12-kg LPG was feared to kindle unstable price. (kmb26)

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JAKARTA - After its ground breaking event held on phenomenal day of 12-12-12, the development of upcoming hotel in Bogor, THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakencana, has completed its structure construction marked with Topping Off Ceremony on last 12 March 2014. The ceremony was filled with some blessing activities such as praying together, rice cone cutting, and lunch together among management team of PanoramaLand, PHM Hospitality and contractor with its workers as partner in building this hotel. THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakencana is a Midscale Premium Hotel owned and developed by PanoramaLand, part of Panorama Group. It is located on Suryakencana Street, a step away from the iconic Bogor Botanical Garden. Under THE 1O1 Hotels & Resorts Brand which been developed by PHM Hospitality for middle class market, the hotel will be featuring 156 Chic & Trendy Rooms, 4 Meeting Rooms, 1 Ballroom, Lobby Lounge, Coffee Shop, as well as Health & Beauty. Kristian Kuntadi, Managing Director of PHM Hospitality says: “We are happy that the development of one of our incoming hotels in 2014 has reached this milestone. Within 6 months we IBP/Courtesy of PHM Hospitality are ready to operate THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakencana in October 2014 and we believe the hotel would be a pioneer of Chic & Seen on above picture Mr. Kristian Kuntadi (standing on left) received a plate of rice cone piece from Mr. Trendy Life Style in Bogor which is suitable for business and Budi Tirtawisata, CEO of Panorama Group (standing on the middle), witnessed by Mr. Djon Gunawan, representative of the contractor (standing on right). leisure travellers.”

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Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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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DALLAS — Bruce Springsteen took the stage holding basketball on the last day of a three-day music festival in Dallas for the NCAA Final Four college tournament. “This has something to do with basketball. Am I right?” he asked the crowd Sunday before he and the E Street Band launched into Van Halen’s “Jump” at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival. They followed that up with some of their own hits, including “Hungry Heart,” ‘’Glory Days,” and “Dancing in the Dark.” It was raining and chilly for most of Sunday. Nate Ruess, the lead singer of

the pop band fun., rolled around on the stage, soaking himself, and said, “Dare you to do that, Boss” — later adding that he didn’t think Springsteen would because he was “smarter than that.” Fun. sang hits including “Carry On” and “We Are Young” before an encore featuring “Some Nights.” Later, as a light rain fell, Springsteen told the crowd: “I need help. We gotta stop this rain.” He then played his cheerful song “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day.” Texas-based artists Pat Green and the duo The Wind and The Wave also took the stage at Reunion Park, an outdoor venue in downtown Dallas that was the site of Reunion Arena before it was demolished in 2009.

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Reunion Arena hosted the Final Four in 1986. This year’s Final Four is being held at the massive stadium in nearby Arlington where the Dallas Cowboys play. The music festival started out as a oneday event in 2006 and has expanded to three days of offerings, which in recent years have included Jimmy Buffett, Sting and Kenny Chesney.

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Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band during the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival Capital One JamFest, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Dallas.

Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

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LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home. Smith said police took a death report but indicated that there was nothing suspicious and it was not a police case. He said he had no additional details on the circumstances of his passing. Rooney started his career in his parents’ vaudeville act while still a toddler, and broke into movies before age 10. He was still racking up film and TV credits more than 80 years later — a tenure likely unmatched in the history of show business. “I always say, ‘Don’t retire — inspire,’” he told The Associated Press in March 2008. “There’s a lot to be done.” Among his roles in recent years was a part as a guard in the smash 2006 comedy “A Night at the Museum.” Rooney won two special Academy Awards for his film achievements, and reigned from 1939 to 1942 as the No. 1 moneymaking star in movies, his run only broken when he joined the Army. At his peak, he was the incarnation of the show biz lifer, a shameless ham and hoofer whom one could imagine singing, dancing and wisecracking in his crib, his blond hair, big grin and constant motion a draw for millions. He later won an Emmy and was nominated for a Tony. “Mickey Rooney, to me, is the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with,” Clarence Brown, who directed his Oscarnominated performance in “The Human Comedy,” once said. Rooney’s personal life matched his film roles for color. His first wife was the glamorous — and taller — Ava Gardner,

and he married seven more times, fathering seven sons and four daughters. Through divorces, money problems and career droughts, he kept returning with customary vigor. “I’ve been coming back like a rubber

ball for years,” he commented in 1979, the year he returned with a character role in “The Black Stallion,” drawing an Oscar nomination as supporting actor, one of four nominations he earned over the years.

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Passengers entering departure terminal at Ngurah Rai Airport. The increase in the passenger service charge (PJP2U) continues to reap criticism from the tourism business people.

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DENPASAR - The increase in the passenger service charge (PJP2U) continues to reap criticism from the tourism business people. After the protest by the Association of the Indonesia Tourism Industry (GIPI) of Bali due to minimal socialization, then the criticism originates from the Association of Indonesia Tour Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali protesting the airport tax considered to suffocate.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee.

“The policy of raising the airport tax is a unilateral policy that has not been completely socialized with other stakeholders. We urge the decision of increasing the airport tax could be revisited,” said Chairman of the ASITA Bali, Ketut Ardana. The association overseeing 370 travel agency companies considered the increase in airport tax without involving the stakeholders was not

a good way. In addition, the percentage of increase was considered to be beyond the reasonability when compared to other countries. “Generally, the increase was around 10 percent internationally not 30 percent or approximately 100 percent for domestic passengers,” he said. According to him, the airport was one of the important compo-

nents in the world of tourism. On that account, when any changes occurred such as the addition of airport facilities, airport closures, including airport tax increase should be communicated and coordinated with other tourism stakeholders. “Communication or coordination should be made well in advance, so that stakeholders or other industries in direct contact with tourists or overseas tour operators can be informed in advance as well,” he explained. He said the increase should be accompanied with an increase in the quality of facilities and quality of service. Nevertheless, the increase in the price of an item or service was reasonable. “But raising the price suddenly or abruptly,

let alone the percentage of increase is very unnatural certainly it raises many questions and allegations,” he said. It was mentioned that talking about tourism certainly did not only talk about one or two components, but it should be holistic. So, many components were involved if a destination wanted to provide the best service, so that it resulted in a product named as quality product and this was actually intended by Bali namely the quality tourism. “We cannot talk about hotel only, restaurant only, tourist transport only, or tourist attraction only, or tourist guide only, but many other components are involved in it,” he said. Meanwhile, the Communication

& Legal Section Head of Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport, Shively Sanssouci, when asked for her confirmation argued that the increase in airport tax was assessed to suffocate. She also denied that the policy was minimal socialization. “It is not so high (the airport tax hike—Ed), but it has been adapted to the service provided to service users, especially with the development of the airport terminals and facilities,” she said. She also emphasized that if the policy of increasing the tariff was not made unilaterally. It had been promoted and communicated to relevant parties including one of community components namely the Consumer Protection Agency or the YLKI. (kmb27)

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