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Lorenzo says beating Stoner was impossible Jorge Lorenzo reckons beating Casey Stoner to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix was an impossible task despite shadowing him for much of the race. Having lost ground to the rapid-starting Stoner on the first couple of laps, Lorenzo (Yamaha) began to haul the Australian in and finished the race tucked right in behind the Honda. He says however that Stoner had too much energy and pace for him to ever mount a challenge, and that after a ‘nightmare’ weekend he was delighted with second. “The bike was very good, a lot better in the race than in practice, but the only problem was Casey,” Lorenzo said.

“He was very strong, so for me it was impossible to beat him. “We had a nightmare during the weekend so to be honest we didn’t even expect second, but we solved a lot of our problems [overnight before the race]. “I had a problem at the start because I banged the clutch, so that was losing me time on the straight for the first laps and Casey went. “After that the bike worked well, but the problem was Casey had something more. At the end I didn’t have the energy to pass, and my only opportunity was in the chicane but it was too risky. I wanted the points from second.”

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Poor families got house renovation from “Bali TV”

Vice Governor of Bali participates in renovation Tirta from Sinabun village. Over these years, those families living in poor conditions with house that not suitable to live in. Made Sutama, for example, he doesn’t have steady job. One of his eyes got blind during an

accident ten years ago. He lives with his wife, Made Darminingsih and a son, Putu Yudiartama, and his mother, Luh Sekar. Sutama’s father passed away ten years ago. The house that they lived in was an old house that built around

1940. The wall of the house made from clay. The same renovation also happened in Karangasem. One of the houses that being renovated was belongs to I Wayan Nada. Continued on page 6

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in the incident and replaced by Marco Amelia but it was Inter keeper Julio Cesar who found himself in the spotlight. The Brazilian conceded a penalty one minute before halftime when he was judged to have tripped Kevin-Prince Boateng as he dived at the Ghanaian’s feet, though replays clearly showed he got his hand to the ball first. Julio Cesar attempted to distract penalty-taker Ibrahimovic but sticking out his tongue but the Swede took no notice and calmly fired the ball into the corner. Ibrahimovic struck again less than one minute after the restart when he collected the ball on the edge of the area following a clever Boateng dummy, got free of the Inter defence and nonchalantly chipped the ball over Julio Cesar for his 28th goal of the season.

Mirko Vucinic set Juventus on their had to win to stay in the hunt. They made way in Trieste, Cagliari’s adopted home a dreadful start as their defence froze at for the remainder of this season, with a a free kick, allowing Walter Samuel to fifth-minute goal and Michele Canini put ghost in and knock the ball into the path through his own net in the 74th minute. of Milito who scored from close range There were chaotic scenes at the end as in the 14th minute. Juventus fans invaded the pitch to join Inter had claims for a second goal the celebrations for a record 28th title, when Esteban Cambiasso’s effort was acheived in the first season under coach scrambled away by goalkeeper Christian Antonio Conte. Abbiati amid suspicions that the ball may The Sardinians have been forced to have crossed the line. Abbiati was injured play their home games in Trieste, 800 kilometres from Cagliari on the Italian mainland because of safety problems at the intimidating Stadio Sant’Elia. Juventus, still unbeaten after 37 matches, have 81 points, four clear of Milan, the defending champions. They last won Serie A in 2003, having been stripped of the 2005 and 2006 titles over the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal. “It’s extraordinary, fantastic,” Conte told reporters after winning the title in his first season in charge. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was gracious in defeat. “Juventus deserved to win the title, we’ll try again next year,” he said. Juventus got off to a dream start when Vucinic sprang the Cagliari offside trap to run onto Leonardo Bonucci’s pass and scored with an angled shot after five minutes. Canini’s misfortune, when he inadREUTERS/Giorgio Perottino vertently turned the ball into his own net in attempting to get to Martin Caceres’ Juventus’ Marco Borriello (unseen) celebrates with his team mates after cross before Marco Boriello, meant that scoring against Cagliari during their Serie A soccer match at the Nereo all eyes were on San Siro where Milan Rocco stadium in Trieste May 6, 2012.

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2011 MotoGP World Champion rider Casey Stoner, from Australia, steers his Honda as he leads the race in front MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo, from Spain, at the back of him, and MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa, from Spain, background, during Portugal Grand Prix at the Estoril racetrack in Sintra, outside Lisbon, Sunday, May 6, 2012.

MILAN - Juventus won Serie A for the first time since the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal on Sunday, clinching the title with a 2-0 win at Calgiari as AC Milan lost 4-2 to arch-rivals Inter in a stormy derby. Diego Milito scored a hat-trick including two penalties for Inter, who hit back after falling 2-1 behind early in the second half while Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed both Milan goals, the first a highly controversial penalty.

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Three poor families in Buleleng Regency got house renovation help from Bali TV. The three families are family of Made Sutama from Abasan subdistrict, Panji Anom village; Wayan Yasa from Banyuning district, and Gede

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DENPASAR — Trials of life to Siamese twin babies from Buleleng touched the heart of Australian media and provided assistance to the babies and couple Nyoman Suardana and Nyoman Sukarini either through coverage and material assistance. Australian media paid attention to the fate of Amelia and Emilia after reading the story in local media. Apart from coverage, material assistance was also provided for the family from Singaraja. It was revealed by the father to twin babies, Suardana. He explained that one of the Australian media

covering the story of his babies gave assistance to pay the rental of boarding room where he and his wife lived while in Denpasar during her treatment in Sanglah Hospital. “We were asked to look

for a boarding room and they will pay for the rental,” said Suardana gratefully. Though being paid, Suardana initially chose a simple boarding room without facilities but located close to Sanglah Hospital. But, he added that the Australian media asked him to find out a more complete room. “I wish to look for a modest room, but was asked to find the one with room amenities,” said Suardana. Now, he and his wife were no longer confused to seek a shelter

in Denpasar because other than being close, the room also had adequate facilities. “I found out a boarding room near the hospital because my wife has not well recovered from the C-section surgery,” said Suardana. But according to Suardana, her caesarean stitches would be opened on Tuesday. With closeness of the mother to her babies, the breastfeeding for both babies would also be faster and easier.

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Electric pole hit motorcyclist Gianyar (Bali Post) –

Two electricity poles at Dharmagiri Street, Gianyar ,collapsed with one of them hitting a motorcycle driver, I Ketut Darmawan (31) from Wanayu, Bedulu while bringing his son I Made Adiwirawan (5) last Sunday (6/5) which got a light wound and rushed to Sanjiwani Hospital. Apparently the collapse can be seen it will happen since midnight as stated by a resident, Widianto Putra, who got his house fences also damaged. “At that time it was raining heavily and electricity got cut off. I saw outside, the electricity pole on the south was diagonal,” Widianto stated. The diagonal pole was then reported to State Electricity Company (PLN) by phone. Workers checked to location but then left again and the pole fell around 8.30 am local time. The incident cause attention and police secured the location. From the information received, the pole was actually a new pole placed a few months ago. Before, the pole was in the middle of a resident’s land next to a river. The heavy rain seemed to cause the soil unstable. According to PLN worker, Irwan, after he checked to location he then cut off the electricity current and reported to Police to close that part of the road. Yet some vehicle users ignored the forbidden sign and became a victim to it. Luckily with the electricity off, victim was not electrified. (kmb16) IBP/File

The abrasion which happen in Pengambengan Village, Jembrana.

Abrasion victims at Pengambengan

A family remains to hold out in tent Negara (Bali Post)—

A family at Pengambengan village whose house was destroyed by abrasion some time ago, still held out in a tent near his house. Among several houses affected by the disaster, only the family of Muh Dewasa remained to withstand in tent so far. He had no other choice because his house was destroyed and could no longer be occupied. Based on information compiled at Pengambengan on Sunday (May 6), Dewasa actually had started to build a modest house at another location, but it had not finished yet so that his family was unable to occupy it. Up to now, he still survived in a tent given by government set up near his house. Meanwhile, his newly built house actually lacked of materials and he had no money. On that account, he was currently forced to survive in a makeshift tent. In the tent, he lived along with his wife, children and parent-in-laws. Unlike the other victims whose

house was not too badly eroded by the waves, some of them remained to live at location. Dewasa used to be called Amat admitted that his house wall required seven pieces of plaited bamboo. At the moment, he just had three pieces and even those pieces were obtained from the village help. If he could not get the remaining pieces, he would use tarpaulin to replace them. Among the 14 families becoming the victims of abrasion at Pengambengan, most have moved to new house, while some others still lived at the original location.

Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Jembrana Government, Suherman, told journalists that his party would make coordination with the Negara subdistrict head related to the abrasion victims at Pengambengan village. Regarding the victims of abrasion at Candikusuma village, Melaya subdistrict, his party had established modest houses to be occupied temporarily. Of the 85 families of victim at Candikusuma village, all families had lived in a modest house, while the tents would be dismantled in the near future. (kmb26)

Return sellers to kiosks Agency emphasizes on friendly method Singaraja (Bali Post) –

Following the fish market kiosks at Anturan Village, Buleleng, left behind, Fishery and Sea Agency of Buleleng took serious step where the sellers who now placed themselves at the road sides of Singaraja-Seririt were guided to go back to the kiosks prepared on the north of the bridge at the village as stated by Head of the Agency, Nyoman Sutrisna, last Sunday (6/5). The guidance was done with the village’s authority by taking disciplinary and suggesting them to go back. Those who have been selling on the three ways to Celuk Agung Hotel were also asked to move there so no jealousy was created. Meanwhile for buyers, the agency tried to introduce the fish market to the public. Sutrisna stated if there are still those still ignoring, the problem will be handed to Justice Team of Buleleng Government such as further disciplinary. As told before, the fish market kiosks built by the Agency a few years ago seemed unused as sellers prefer to sell on the roadsides. Seller think government hasn’t been fair as they have let some sellers selling on the roadsides such as the road towards Celuk Agung Hotel. This condition cause social jealousy between sellers. This roadside has been sellers place for years. After building a more representative place, they were suggested to move meanwhile with its previous location gone, roadsides sellers moved to the north side. (kmb)

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Supporting casts lifts Lakers past Nuggets 92-88 Associated Press Writer

DENVER — Crunch time for the Los Angeles Lakers usually belongs to Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol. Not this time. Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake put the dagger in the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, swishing 3-pointers in the final minute to lead the Lakers to a 92-88 comeback win that gave L.A. a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven first-round series. The Lakers can wrap it up Tuesday night when the series shifts back to Southern California for Game 5. Bryant (22 points, eight rebounds, six assists) and Bynum (19 points, seven boards and three blocks) had bounce-back games and Gasol came up with huge plays at both ends as the Lakers controlled the tempo by grabbing 19 offensive rebounds, stymieing the faster, younger Nuggets who blew them out in Game 3. With the game tied in the final minute, however, it was the Lakers’ supporting cast that iced it. “They got the two 3s to go down at the end of the game,” Nuggets coach George Karl said, “but conceptually what we’re trying to do at the end of the game is not let Kobe, Bynum and Gasol beat you.” Instead, it was Sessions and Blake — after top reserve Jordan Hill sparked a comeback from a six-point halftime deficit with a double-double off the bench. “Sessions has hit big 3s. Even when I was out he hit some big 3s to win games. He did it again tonight. I have confidence in him,” Bryant said. “If you’re observing the game in the third quarter, I hit Sessions for an open shot, Blake for an open shot and (Matt) Barnes for an open shot and they missed all three of them. George, being observant as he is, saw I was (ticked). I was and (he) didn’t think I would trust them at the end of the game to

knock down those shots, but they stepped up and knocked them down.” With the game tied at 86, Danilo Gallinari was covering Bryant when a hard screen from Gasol sent the Italian to the floor grabbing his throat. While Gallinari stayed down, Sessions’ 3-pointer from just in front of the Nuggets bench put the Lakers ahead 89-86 with 48 seconds remaining. “It was a tough pick, you’ve got to expect that in the playoffs,” Gallinari said. “I’ve got to be ready and play defense. Unfortunately, they hit a big shot out of that.” Andre Miller was whistled for basket interference at the other end, and Bryant found Blake for a 3-pointer from the left corner with 18.9 seconds left for a six-point cushion, L.A.’s biggest of the night. Sessions, whose acquisition from Cleveland this spring led to the trade of five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher, finished with 12 points, and Blake had 10. “Those are tough shoes to fill because he had experience,” Bryant said of Fisher, who’s now with the Oklahoma City Thunder. “But you have to start somewhere. Fish and I started somewhere. ... This was the beginning for them.” Gallinari led the Nuggets with 20 points, and Miller had 15.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake, left, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, center, of Italy, as Lakers guard Kobe Bryant looks on in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 92-88 victory in Game 4 of the teams’ first-round NBA basketball series in Denver on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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Russia’s Maria Sharapova hits a forehand volley when beating Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, April 29, 2012.

MADRID - The top two seeds advanced to the Madrid Open second round on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka dispatched Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 6-4 and Maria Sharapova crushed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0 6-2. Making a less auspicious debut on the unfamiliar blue clay, a controversial innovation at this year’s edition of the event, was 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, who was upset 6-4 6-7 6-3 by American qualifier Varvara Lepchenko. Azarenka, the world number one and runner-up in Madrid last year, dealt efficiently with the potential threat from Rus-

sian Kuznetsova, another former French Open champion who had beaten the Belarussian in four of their six previous meetings. Azarenka has been in blistering form this year, however, with 29 wins, four titles including her first grand slam at the Australian Open which catapulted her to number one, and just two defeats. Second-ranked Sharapova was coming into the Madrid event following her win over Azarenka in last week’s Stuttgart final, her first title of the year and 25th overall, and swatted aside the 56th-ranked Begu who was making her debut at the premier event in the Spanish capital. The Russian will be looking to complete her collection of

grand slams at Roland Garros starting later this month, the only one of the four she has not won. Former number ones Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic had contrasting matches as both progressed into the second round. Dane Wozniacki, the sixth seed, had to battle past Kazakhstan’s Ksenia Pervak 7-6 3-6 6-4, while Ivanovic of Serbia, the 13th seed, dismissed French qualifier Mathilde Johansson 6-4 6-1. The Williams sisters are in action on Monday, with ninth-seed Serena playing her first-round match against Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Venus, playing on a wildcard, meeting Angelique Kerber of Germany in the second round.


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PSG survive horror start to move top Reuters

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Manchester United’s Paul Scholes, left, and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure

City close in on first title since 1968 Reuters

LONDON - Manchester City took a huge step towards their first title for 44 years when they won 2-0 at Newcastle United to stay top of the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United with one match left. Both teams have 86 points after United beat Swansea City 2-0 at Old Trafford but City’s goal difference of 63 is eight better than United’s and could be the deciding factor in the race. Unless City, who have won 17 and drawn one of their 18 home league matches, drop points against relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers, managed by former City boss and United striker Mark Hughes, and United beat Sunderland, City will claim the title for the third time in their history. If both teams win their final matches, the only way United could clinch their 20th title would be with victory at Sunderland by at least eight goals more than City and even in this wildly unpredictable season that is very unlikely to happen. Roberto Mancini’s men, who have clawed back the eight-point advantage United held a month ago, played superbly to win at Newcastle, whose own hopes of a Champions League place now hang in the balance. Yaya Toure scored twice in the last 20 minutes after being pushed forward by Mancini whose side have now won their last five league games and enjoyed a great week after beating United 1-0 on Monday. Goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young brought some joy

to a subdued Old Trafford crowd, resigned to the nightmare of the title going across town to the club dubbed as “the noisy neighbours” by manager Alex Ferguson when they emerged as a force following the millions spent by owner Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi a few years ago. Ferguson came on the pitch after the game to thank the crowd for their support. “Hopefully, next week will be the biggest celebration of our lives,” he said without much conviction. He said he was hoping Hughes, who was sacked by City to make way for Mancini in 2009, would do them a favour. “Today’s win gives us hope,” he told Sky Sports News. “We’ve got next week and Queens Park Rangers need a point, so you never know. I just wish Sparky (Hughes) was playing,” he joked. “But the right thing for us to do is to go to Sunderland with the right spirit and attitude and try and win the match.” Mancini told the BBC: “It is not finished. It is important that we get three points next week, we need a big effort - there is one game more.

Paris St Germain recovered from a disastrous start to move level with Montpellier on points at the top of Ligue 1 with a dramatic 4-3 victory at Valenciennes on Sunday. PSG were 2-0 down after 11 minutes but goals by Nene, Maxwell, Blaise Matuidi and Jeremy Menez lifted them to 73 points with two games left and they lead Montpellier, who play their game in hand against Stade Rennes on Monday, on goal difference. Champions Lille, who are third on 68 points, still have an outside chance of winning the title going into their home game against Caen on Monday. Olympique Lyon lost any real hope of securing a Champions League spot next season when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Stade Brest that left them eight points behind Lille with three games left. At Valenciennes, the PSG defence cracked twice in the opening 11 minutes but Carlo Ancelotti’s side were brilliant up front and eventually sealed a much-waited win. Valenciennes went ahead on eight minutes when Vincent Aboubakar netted with a deflected crossed shot. Three minutes later, Salvatore Sirigu failed to block Abaoubakar’s low shot and Remi Gomis poked the ball home to make it 2-0. It took PSG only three muinutes to hit back as Nene collected a fine chip from Jeremy Menez in the area to fire past Nicolas Penneteau. Nene set up Maxwell with a through pass five minutes from the interval for his fellow Brazilian to beat Penneteau with a low, angled shot. PSG went 3-2 up on the stroke of halftime when Matuidi latched on to Javier Pastore’s defence-splitting pass. Menez wrapped up victory shortly before the hour by curling a low shot into the net after being set up by Nene. Renaud Cohade pulled one back for Valenciennes with a direct free kick on 85 minutes. Earlier, Lyon’s hopes of playing in the Champions League for the 13th season in a row were almost certainly crushed at Stade Brest. “It’s almost over (for third place) now,” centre back Cris told French TV Channel Foot +. “We played well in the first half, we had a lot of chances but we sank physically after the break.”

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2 Manchester United 3 Arsenal

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“QPR will be tough, they are fighting for relegation. Nothing changes. It is ours to lose. It doesn’t depend on other teams anymore.”

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The Champions League places and final relegation spots will also be decided on the last day. Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to leapfrog Arsenal and move into third when they were held 1-1 at Aston Villa despite dominating the game. Ciaran Clark put Villa ahead in the 35th minute and Emmanuel Adebayor equalised for Spurs with a 61st-minute penalty. A Spurs victory would have left their destiny in their own hands against Fulham next week, a match defender Danny Rose will miss after a red card for a two-footed lunge on ex-Spurs team mate Alan Hutton. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp told the BBC: “We dominated the second half but we couldn’t get the second goal. It’s all to play for next week there are so many permutations.”

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10 West Bromwich Albion 11 Sunderland

12 Swansea City

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13 Norwich City

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14 Stoke City

37 11 11 15 34 51 44

15 Aston Villa

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16 Queens Park Rangers 17 Wigan Athletic

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36 9 10 17 38 60 37

18 Bolton Wanderers

37 10 5 22 44 75 35

19 Blackburn Rovers

36 8 7 21 47 75 31

R20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 5 10 22 38 79 25

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Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Ocean Blue Pool Villa at Kampial, Benoa village, South Kuta, is in arrears with taxes of fantastic amount reaching billions of rupiahs. Even, the Ocean Blue Pool Villa has the highest tax arrears in Badung. This matter was revealed in a raid performed by Badung Revenue Office (Dispenda), public order agency (Satpol PP), Badung Government Tourism Office and Economic Section of Badung Government on Saturday (May 5). From the raid was also known if a number of permits of the villa owned by a South Korean had expired. Secretary of the Badung Revenue Office, AA Arimayun, when asked for his confirmation on Sunday (May 6) said if the Ocean Blue Pool Villa had had tax arrears since 2008. Since that time, the villa had never paid taxes to government. Although he did not mention the exact amount, Arimayun stated if based on the data owned by the Badung Revenue Office, the tax arrears were the highest in Badung. While based on information, the tax arrears of the Ocean Blue Pool Villa were touted to reach IDR 16 billion. In the raid, General Manager of the Ocean Blue, Jin Hur Dna, admitted that his party got financial difficulties so that he was unable to pay taxes. Likewise, his party admitted if he would submit a scheduling proposal of tax arrears settlement to government within this week. In response to the matter, Arimayun confirmed that tax debt payment scheduling could not be granted by government haphaz-

ardly. A number of mechanisms should be passed through. The Revenue Office should examine first the financial statements of the villa. This would become one of the basic considerations for scheduling of the tax debt installment. If the assessment indicated that financial statements of the company were able to pay, then there would be no reason for taxpayer to request debt payment scheduling. “We have asked the company to submit its financial statement within a week,” said Arimayun. Aside from tax arrears, the raid held last weekend also revealed that as of March 2012, the permit of business location (SITU), disturbance permit (HO) and business licenses of the Ocean Blue Pool Villa had expired. Relevant agencies had actually issued a reprimand, too. To follow up this matter, the management of Ocean Blue Pool Villa was requested to meet the summons to the office of public order agency within this week. (kmb25)

Six gang members captured by police Denpasar (Bali Post)-

Violence done by a motorcycle gang not only happened in Jakarta but also in Denpasar where six High School pupils children of Indonesian Army Members initialled Gst. MD ER (17), BAP (16), AF (17), GVA (17), YD (17) and DW MD AR (16), expected to be members of a motorcycle gang last Saturday (5/5) were captured by East Denpasar Police Criminal Research Troops for violent robbery of a helmet towards two victims Ahmad Arlan (17) and Muhamad Ahyar (19) who lived at Diponegoro Street, Denpasar. Information compiled last Sunday (6/5) stated that the six accused were pupils of public and private high schools. They took action at Penjaitan Street, Denpasar last Tuesday (1/5) at 9.30 pm local time. The modus by following victims and stopped them in the middle of

the street who were on one motorcycle. As they managed to stop victims, they hit victims and took their helmets. “Accused were on 3 motorcycles, two on each, one bike stopped victims’ bike while others hit victims,” a source stated. As they got the items, the six accused left two victims at scene. Victims then reported it to East Denpasar Police and luckily victims took note of one of accused motorcycle, a Yamaha Mio motorcycle DK 5510. From the investigation, the vehicle number lead to an Indonesian Army Dormitory at Kepano, South Denpasar and so each accused were captured since 11 am local time on Saturday. The six admitted to have done it for fun and this is the first time they did it. The case is still being investigated further as stated by Head of the Police, APC I Wayan Parwata. (kmb21)

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The damage sidewalks in Klungkung which had just been repaired for a few month

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Arrangement project of Semarapura town turns damaged Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Nowadays, it seems very difficult to get a quality government project. For instance, few months after completed, the project has been damaged. It also happened to pavement project related to the restructuring of Semarapura town worked on by provincial government. Not more than two months after the handover, the pavement had been broken or in a mess. Before handover, many parts of the project were damaged requiring the Secretary of Klungkung Ketut Janapria to send a reprimand to implementer of the provincial project through the Agency of Regional Development (Bappeda) Klungkung. As seen on Sunday (May 6), the pavement located on the T-junction in front of the former Parliament Hall of Klungkung (Jalan Gajah Mada) collapsed whereas it had just been accomplished recently. Similar damage could also be encountered at some other points. The pavement works seemed to have been installed haphazardly. As consequence, the paving blocks would easily come off when slightly affected by rain.

“Many parts of this pavement project indicate if the project was worked on carelessly. It cannot be passed through by vehicle, let alone be hit by rain splash. It will be easily detached,” criticized Chairman of the Community Security and Order Forum of Klungkung, Sugiana. If such a condition was neglected, Sugiana worried it would become a habit of government harming the public. “Well, if this kind of incident (inferior project) happens, where should people go to complain?” he questioned. The project giving impression to have been worked on perfunctorily, added Sugiana, could also be encountered on Jalan Teratai and installation of pavement around the Puputan Klungkung Square and Cultural Center. “Installation of the pavement was also carried out perfunctorily and this can narrow the road body. Moreover, the placement of material is also done haphazardly, it is very disturbing,” added Sugiana. According to him, the pavement project was a series with the arrangement or revitalization of the Semarapura old town. (kmb20)


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MOSCOW — A demonstration by at least 20,000 people on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president turned into a battle with police Sunday after some protesters tried to split off from the approved venue and march to the Kremlin. Club-wielding officers wearing helmets seized demonstrators and hauled them to police vehicles, dragging some by the hair, others by the neck. Several protesters were injured, including one man with blood dripping from his head down the left side of his face. Three leaders of the opposition movement that gained new life over the winter were among those arrested: Sergei Udaltsov, Alexei Navalny and Boris Nemtsov. More than 400 people were arrested, and Russia’s chief investigative agency said it was considering filing criminal charges of inciting riots against some of them. Police reported that 12 riot police officers were injured. Previous installments of an

unprecedented wave of protests that burst out after fraud-plagued parliamentary elections in December had been marked by fastidious order. The crowds, sometimes as big as 100,000 or more, had carefully kept to agreed-upon meetingplaces and routes, even making a point of thanking police who stood guard in vast numbers, but did not interfere. Sunday’s break in that pattern likely reflected a sense of anger and impotence among protesters upset that Putin was handily elected to a new term in the Kremlin despite their defiance. Putin, who imposed a political system that stifled dissent and who dismissed the protesters as callow, pampered youths and Western stooges, will be sworn in for a six-year term Monday. Sunday’s demonstration started out peacefully, with protesters cheerfully marching down a wide avenue to a square on an island near the Kremlin. Some were pushing baby carriages and carrying young children on their shoulders. Many held clever homemade posters.

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French president-elect Francois Hollande waves to supporters gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Hollande defeats Sarkozy to win French election François Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and become France’s new president, according French television.

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Sarkozy, who has held the French presidency since 2007, grabbed 48.1 percent, according to the polls. Hollande, the 57-year-old socialist challenger, narrowly edged Sarkozy, also 57, in a preliminary election two weeks ago, but since he did not win with an absolute majority, France law required a runoff between the top two candidates. Sunday’s victory means France

will have its first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand, the country’s president from 1981 to 1995. In voting Sarkozy out of office, French voters expressed their discontent over Europe’s debt crisis. Hollande waves to supporters on May 4, 2012. (Francois Mori/AP) French television declared the election for Hollande immediately after the polls closed Sunday. Moments

later, Sarkozy told his supporters that he called Holland to congratulate him, and to concede victory. “I take the responsibility for this loss,” Sarkozy said. “I’m ready to become a French person among French people, and more than ever I have the love for my country deeply ingrained in my heart.” Hollande’s victory could have far-reaching implications on Europe’s debt woes. According to the Associated Press, Hollande has promised a 75-percent income tax on the rich and “wants to re-negotiate a European treaty on trimming budgets to avoid more debt crises of the kind facing Greece.”

China dissident Chen expects Beijing to allow U.S. trip

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BEIJING - Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng said on Monday he expects Beijing to let him and his family travel to the United States without fresh troubles, but remains unsure how long it will take for official approval to come through. Chen, 40, who took shelter in the U.S. embassy for six days after escaping house arrest, said he was still in hospital undergoing checks, which had identified an intestinal problem as enteritis, or chronic inflammation from an apparent infection. “I can’t move around much but I’m feeling better,” he said in a telephone call, sounding more relaxed than last week when he was

at the centre of a diplomatic crisis between the two superpowers just as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was visiting Beijing. After leaving the embassy on Wednesday under a deal that foresaw him staying in China, Chen changed his mind and said he wanted to spend time in the United States to recuperate from the years of imprisonment and harassment that made him one of his country’s most recognized representatives of the “rights defence” movement campaigning for expanded civic freedoms. China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Chen could apply to study abroad, prompting an offer of a fellowship from New York University, though it remained unclear

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A northern California lake is taking a team of biologists back to the future to study the effects of climate change on the region’s plants and animals. The research, which will examine sediments deposited in Clear Lake throughout the last two glacial cycles, will help California’s scientists, lawmakers and residents understand what to expect as the climate continues to warm.

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Russian riot police disperse opposition protesters in downtown Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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if China would cooperate in the dissident’s travel arrangements. Chen said on Monday that Chinese authorities had no reason to try to block him and his wife and two children from going to the United States. “I still don’t know when I’ll leave, but it shouldn’t be too long,” he said. “The government openly promised to respect my rights as a citizen, and I expect them to live up to that promise,” he added. “If they did try to frustrate my plans, then they’d be slapping their own face, and I don’t think they will do that.” Any more ructions with Beijing over Chen’s future could embolden U.S. critics of President Barack Obama’s China policies as the United States gears up for presidential elections in November.

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A handout photo from the U.S. Embassy Beijing Press office shows blind activist Chen Guangcheng (C) speaking into a phone in Beijing, May 2, 2012.

“We are reconstructing the past to better forecast the future, because we need to know what’s coming in order to adequately prepare for it,” said Cindy Looy, a biologist from UC Berkeley who is leading the project. Located 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of San Francisco, Clear Lake is one of North America’s oldest lakes. Through fossilized plants and animals and chemical records, its sediments preserve a long history of climate and ecosystem changes — up to half a million years’ worth. The sediments that Looy’s team will study were deposited over about 130,000 years. An important event recorded by these sediments happened about 12,000 years ago, when the Earth’s last major set of glaciers began to melt. The rate of global warming then was almost as fast as the rate scientists record today, Looy said in a statement. Looking at the step-by-step ecosystem changes preserved in these sediments will help researchers fine-tune the predictive models they’re developing today.

Another important interval the team will study happened during an earlier glacial cycle, between 130,000 and 113,000 years ago. During this period, the area around Clear Lake grew even warmer than it is today. Changes in the lake’s flora and fauna during this time may look like what northern Californians can expect in the future, Looy said. “There are indications from ice cores and ocean drilling cores that the beginning of the previous interglacial may have been warmer than it is now, which is where it becomes interesting,” Looy said. “We know what the Earth is like at today’s temperature, but a lot of people are trying to predict what will happen if the Earth warms 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit (1-2 degrees Celsius), or even more.” The disk of the Earth as seen by NASA satellite. IBP/ist

Job disability a headache for recovery Reuters

New Galaxy S III phone is bigger and smarter At a press event in London on Thursday that it described as an “unpacking,” Samsung indeed rolled out an impressive array of hardware and software enhancements that the company hopes will help it retain its ranking as the top cellphone-maker in the world. The biggest feature (literally) most consumers will notice is a stunning 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen. That’s about a half-inch larger than Samsung’s Galaxy S II, and significantly bigger than the 3.5-inch high-resolution display on the Apple iPhone 4S. Despite the large screen, the S III actually is a bit thinner than the iPhone 4S

(8.6mm vs. 9.33mm) and is slightly lighter as well (133 grams vs. 140 grams). Besides the screen, consumers are likely to be most interested in the Galaxy S III’s operating system and whether it is closing in on Apple’s iOS, which has been widely considered the market leader since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. The Galaxy S III will run the socalled Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s Android OS (version 4.0). But it’s the features that Samsung has built on top of the OS to address some common cell phone complaints that could help chip away at Apple’s mindshare lead.

unemployment,’” said Richard Burkhauser, a professor of economics at Cornell University. Even though only 35 percent of applicants are awarded disability, those receiving disability benefits now account for 5.6 percent of the working age population, up from about 4.5 percent in 2007. At this rate of growth, Burkhauser estimates that total would reach over 7 percent by 2018. The problem is those on disability rarely return to work, reducing the overall size of the labor

force and weakening the U.S. economy’s growth prospects. Rising gross domestic product (GDP) depends upon a growing workforce and rising productivity. Since the recession began, the share of Americans actively looking for work, known as the labor participation rate, has fallen to 63.6 percent from 66 percent in 2007. Some people give up looking for work temporarily, but the size of the decline has perplexed economists and disability is clearly a factor.

WASHINGTON - Monica Soltes was excited 10 years ago to leave Merrill Lynch and start her own business as an independent financial planner in San Diego. After she fell off a porch at her cousin’s cottage and broke her elbow, her dreams unraveled. Following multiple surgeries that confined her to bed, Soltes was diagnosed with a hormonal disease that is weakening her bones. She also ran out of money, signed up for disability benefits and has been unable to work again. The 47-year-old from Michigan is among the 8.7 million American workers on the U.S. disability rolls, an important part of the social safety net. Since the recession began in 2007, she has been joined by a record number of people seeking disability benefits, raising questions about the program’s solvency and casting a pall over future prospects for U.S. economic growth. Applicants soared to a record high of 2.94 million in 2010, and have held above 18 per 1,000 workers in the past three years - a far higher rate than in previous REUTERS/Lucas Jackson recessions. “There are serious Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. concerns that this increase in dis- career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New ability benefits is a type of ‘hidden York April 12, 2012.


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“Avengers” muscles to record $200 million in debut Reuters

LOS ANGELES - “The Avengers” proved that five superheroes are better than one by bursting into Hollywood’s record books with a massive $200.3 million in ticket sales over its opening weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with a bang. The domestic debut for the big- resulted in women making up 40 budget, effects-filled movie from percent of the audience for the action Disney’s Marvel studios sped past film, according to Disney’s survey. last summer’s “Harry Potter and the Half the audience was also over 25 Deathly Hollows - Part 2,” which years of age, the studio also said. opened with $169.2 million in its Winner of the past two weekends, first weekend, according to Box Sony’s romantic comedy “Think Office Mojo. In March, “The Hun- Like a Man,” slipped to second place ger Games” opened with $152.5 with $8 million at North American million, the fourth largest opening (U.S. and Canadian) theaters, acin box office history. cording to Hollywood.com. “The Avengers,” which reunites “Hunger Games,” from Lions Marvel comic heroes Thor, Iron Man, Gate Entertainment, took the No. 3 Captain America, the Hulk and Black spot in its seventh week in theaters, Widow, has collected $641.8 million with $5.7 million, and has collected since it opened in international mar- $380.7 million in U.S. and Canakets on April 25. “We keep thinking dian theaters during its run. we have a sense of what this movie Warner Brothers’ “The Lucky can do, or will do, and every time we One” landed in fourth place with get a report it does even better,” said $5.5 million, and the animated film Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice- “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” from president of distribution. “This is very Sony finished in fifth place with satisfying, to say the least.” $5.4 million. Disney’s aggressive marketing, The undisputed success of which included promotions aimed “Avengers” brought Disney the type at women that included sending stars of redemption that Hollywood loves to “The View” daytime talk show, to put on screen. In March, Disney

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali’s contribution to Earth Day 2012

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KUTA - Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused in the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year This year, Hard Rock Hotel Bali participated in this community-led environmental campaign in support of the Hard Rock ‘Save the Planet’ mantra. 200 Callophylum Inophyllum tree seedlings were planted on Kuta Beach on April 27, 2012, to protect it from erosion and to assist in the reduction of carbon emission. The program started at 4.00 PM until sunset with 100 management and staff, supported by Mr. I Wayan Wijana – Chief of Kuta District, Mr. I Wayan Daryana – Chief of Kuta Village and Mr. A.A. Ngurah Tresna – Chief of Kuta Beach Security.

“Our aim is to encourage individuals to take responsibility for the environment through a range of affordable actions. Climate change and other environmental challenges impact every corner and community on the planet. And it is truly impressive to see so many communities responding to the challenge with grassroots enthusiasm and commitment. In this context, Earth Day Campaign is playing a leadership role by providing practical action to make a difference.” commented Darmawan, Director of Finance of Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Sprawling across three hectares of pristine tropical property, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta, the heart of Bali’s famous entertainment and shopping district. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel and the leading entertainment hotel in Bali features 418 newly refurbished rooms including Deluxe, Deluxe Premium, Deluxe Suites, Kids’ Suites, Luxury Suites and Luxury Kids’ Suites that reflect the glory and legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll , alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. Additional features include Lil’ Rock – Kids Club, Tabu Teen Centre, Boom Box Recording Studio, Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center and a Rock Shop – Hard Rock Merchandise Store.

Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Bali

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(L to R) Actors Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo are shown in a scene from “The Avengers” in this publicity photo released to Reuters May 1, 2012.

released the expensive sci-fi adventure film “John Carter,” one of the biggest flops in box office history. The company said it expects to lose up to $200 million on that film. “Avengers” is the first Marvel

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Fox changes name of ‘Neighborhood Watch’ film LOS ANGELES — “Neighborhood Watch” will now be known as just “The Watch.” Fox said Friday that the name of the film starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn as suburban neighborhood watch volunteers who uncover an extraterrestrial plot was changed in light of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida. “As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events

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Melinda Sue Gordon In this image released by 20th Century Fox, from left, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade and Vince Vaughn are shown in a scene from “The Watch.”

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in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might,” the studio said in a statement. Fox previously pulled early promotional materials for the movie because of the Trayvon Martin case. The unarmed, 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, causing a national controversy. “The Watch” is set for release July 27.

film released by Disney since the media and theme park giant purchased Marvel Entertainment Inc in 2009 for $4 billion, a move to expand its appeal to boys with a stable of superheroes.

Disney would not say whether it plans to make a sequel. Sequels to films based on the Thor and Iron Man characters are scheduled for next year and Captain America in 2014.

George Lindsey, known as Goober Pyle, dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83. A press release from Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements were still being made. Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, “Mayberry RFD,” from 1968 to 1971. He played the same jovial character — a service station attendant — on “Hee Haw” from 1971 until it went out of production in 1993. “America has grown up with me,” Lindsey said in an Associated Press interview in 1985. “Goober is every man; everyone finds something to like about ol’ Goober.” He joined “The Andy Griffith Show” in 1964 when Jim Nabors, portraying Gomer Pyle, left the program. Goober Pyle, who had been mentioned on the show as Gomer’s cousin, thus replaced him. “At that time, we were the best acting ensemble on TV. The scripts were terrific. Andy is the best script constructionist I’ve ever been involved with. And you have to lift your acting level up to his; he’s awfully good.” In a statement released through the funeral

home, Griffith said, “George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago ... I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, ‘I love you.’ That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. ‘I love you.’”

Calendar Event for April 20 through May 20, 2012 20 Apr Tilem Kedasa - Pura Kahyangan Tiga Batur Bangli - Pura Batur Camenggon-Sukawati - Pura Luhur Bhujangga Camggu Kuta - Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampurhyang Batur-Kintamani 21 Apr Hari Tumpek Kandang - Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar - Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri - Tabanan - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 25 Apr Buda Wage Menail - Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Cemenggaon Sukawati - Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli - Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar - Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli - Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh - Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar - Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk Sukawati - Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan Kapal Mengwi 1 May Anggar Kasih Perangbakat - Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung - Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli - Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng - Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung - Pura Gunung Tengsong Lombok. - Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar - Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar - Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur Buleleng - Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas Denpasar - Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Denpasar - Pura Hyangaluh/Jenggala Besakih - Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung - Merajan Pasek Subrata Medahan - Merajan Pasek Munggu Munggu - Pura Tengkulak Tulikup - Gianyar - Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen.

2 May Buda Umanis Perangbakat - Pura Puri Agung Dalem Tarukan Pejeng Tampak Siring - Pura Rambut Siwi Jembrana - Pura Batu Bolong Canggu - Kuta - Pura Pasek Marga Klaci Tabanan - Pura Agung Pasek Dauh Waru Jembrana - Pura Ratu Pasek Sangsit Sawan - Buleleng. - Pura Pasek Tangkas Darma Reyanggede Tabanan - Pura Desa Banyuning Buleleng - Pr. Srijon Tabanan - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Lebah Pangkung - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Patemon - Pura Tirta Anom Padang Sigi Sading - Tampak Siring - Pura Dadi Agung Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Manuaba Tegalalang. - Pura Pedarmaan Batursari Ngilis Jegu Penebel Tabanan. - Pura Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida. 5 May Purnama Jiyestha - Pura Segara Lombok - Pura Dwijawarsa Malang - Pura Puncaktingguh Angsri Baturiti Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Desa Jatiluwih Penebel Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Batur Tonja Denpasar - Pura Masopahit Grenceng Denpasar - Pura Penyungsungan Pasek Tohjiwa Wanagiri Selemadeg. - Pura Pamerajan Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem - Pura Eka Dharma Sweta Indah-Mataram, NTB. 16 May Buda Keliwon Ugu - Pura Dalem Tarukan Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli. - Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba Tabanan - Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng - Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng - Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 20 May Tilem Jiyestha. - Pura Bhujangga Waisnawa Gumrih Jembrana.

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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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, waves during a visit to the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, India, Sunday, May 6, 2012. Clinton arrived in the former colonial capital of 14 million on Sunday after visits to China and Bangladesh.

Clinton presses India to cut oil imports from Iran Associated Press Writer

KOLKATA, India — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged energy-starved India on Monday to reduce its Iranian oil imports to keep up pressure on the Islamic republic to come clean about its nuclear program. Clinton told a town hall meeting in the eastern city of Kolkata that there’s an adequate supply in the market for India to find alternative sources of oil. Clinton noted India has taken some steps to reduce its imports from Iran but she says the U.S. wants to see more. “If there weren’t an adequate supply ... we would understand, but we believe that there is adequate supply,” she said. India could face U.S. sanctions by the end of June if the Obama administration determines it has not made significant cuts in imports under a law aimed at squeezing Iran’s petroleum industry to press the country to prove its nuclear program is peaceful. India, with a growth rate of about 7 percent, has a nearly insatiable need for oil. About 9 percent of its oil imports are from Iran, though officials say it has reduced

its dependency on Iranian oil in recent months, “We appreciate what has been done and, of course, we want to keep the pressure on Iran,” Clinton said. However, India remains dependent on the imports, and Iran is its second largest oil supplier after Saudi Arabia. With international sanctions making it difficult to find banks willing to handle Iranian oil payments, India and Iran reached an agreement earlier this year that would allow India to pay for about 45 percent the purchases in rupees. Iran would then use the Indian currency to buy goods from India. Clinton said the U.S. remained focused on putting global pressure on Iran. “We believe, at this moment in time, the principle threat is a nuclear-armed Iran,” she said. “We need India to be part of the international effort.”

Clinton was also meeting Monday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a key partner of India’s ruling coalition who has stymied government efforts to lift restrictions on foreign-owned investments in the country. Clinton was expected to talk with Banerjee about allowing multi-brand retailers such as Wal-Mart to enter the market. Last year, India’s Cabinet had to rescind a decision to open up its market to major foreign retailers after Banerjee balked at the move, saying it would crush small domestic retailers. “I will certainly raise the United States’ desire to try to open the market to multi-brand retailers,” Clinton told the audience at the town hall. “I think there are a lot of benefits that may not be immediately perceived.”

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he supported holding an early general election in four months’ time, a ballot polls say could strengthen his hand as Israel confronts Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The next national vote was not due until October 2013, but new legislation that might force ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military and an upcoming budget debate have threatened to unravel a governing coalition of religious and nationalist parties once seen as one of the most stable in Israel’s history. “It is preferable to have a short election campaign of four months that will swiftly return stability to the political ranks,” Netanyahu said in a speech to a packed convention of his rightist Likud party. He said he wanted to avoid pressure from coalition partners who were beginning to destabilize the government. He did not specify a date, but a party official earlier said September 4 was the probable date for the ballot. Likud has submitted a bill to dissolve Israel’s parliament so that an early election may be held. Parliament had been expected to start debating the measure on Monday, but that plan seemed uncertain after a senior coalition partner urged a procedural postponement. “With the start of the government’s fourth year we have seen many signs that the stability has begun to waver and political instability always brings extortion (and) populism which harm security, the economy and society. I will not allow a campaign of a year and a half that will harm the country,” Netanyahu said. A Netanyahu victory two months before the U.S. election would give him leverage over Barack Obama on the Iranian and Palestinian issues while the U.S. president is still engaged in his own campaign and wary of alienating pro-Israeli voters. Netanyahu and Obama have had a thorny relationship and the right-wing Israeli leader has come under pressure from Washington not to take unilateral military action against Iranian nuclear facilities suspected of being part of a project to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is purely civilian. Israel is believed to be the Middle East’s only nuclear-armed power. Opinion polls show Likud will easily come out on top of the national ballot, giving Netanyahu a renewed mandate to tackle what he has described as the most important challenge facing his country - the prospect of a nucleararmed Iran. On the subject of Iran, Netanyahu told his party he would not “ease the pressure until the threat is truly removed.”

Siamese... From page 1 “This morning, her breast milk was asked by the doctor. It applied a milk suction device,” said Suardana. According to him, condition of the two babies remained stable, even their infusion had been removed. Both babies had sucked their milk like a normal baby. Aside from the attention of Australian media, similar sympathy also came from Australian and Chinese civilian. According to Suardana, a couple from Australia came to him and provided assistance. “They flew to Bali specifically to provide help for my babies and they immediately returned home to Australia. Similarly, there was also a citizen from China who gave us assistance,” said Suardana with an expression of gratitude. (kmb24)

Vice Governor... From page 1 During the renovation, Vice Governor of Bali A.A Puspayoga also participates in helping armies and regency officials crushing the house and built a new house for Nada. Dana admitted that he never dream that Vice Governor of Bali and tens of people will help him to build a house. They help each other to build a proper house for Nada and his family. Nada lives with his sister in law in the 3 x 4 square meter house. He lives there and doing his job making a Palmyra sugar. “I can only say thank you to all the gentlemen that being so kind to me and helping renovate my house,” he said. (ole/bud)

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Toyota says China sales in April up 68 percent Reuters

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People line up to enter a government employment benefit office in Madrid, Spain, Friday, April 27, 2012. The Spanish government and the Bank of Spain are preparing a clean-up plan for lender Bankia , a government source said on Monday, while declining to confirm a report that the move would include a state-backed loan.

Bank of Spain, government prepare Bankia plan Reuters

MADRID - The Spanish government and the Bank of Spain are preparing a clean-up plan for lender Bankia , a government source said on Monday, while declining to confirm a report that the move would include a state-backed loan. The reform included a big injection of cash and changes to the Bankia’s management, El Pais reported on Monday. “It is true that (they) are finalizing a plan for Bankia, but none of the figures can be confirmed because they are still not decided,” the source said. The clean-up of Bankia’s balance sheet, which holds around 10 percent of domestic deposits and is highly exposed to the collapsed property sector, would involve billions of euros in a state-backed loan at a rate near 8 percent, El

Pais said. The Bank of Spain and Bankia declined to comment. Spain’s banks were forced to present a plan to the Bank of Spain on how they would raise capital and increase provisioning against potential bad loans from the battered property sector at the end of March. Bankia told the central bank it can meet requirements for provisions against real estate losses without public money or merging with another entity, sticking with its standalone strategy.

Citing financial sources, El Pais said the government would use recently passed financial industry reform to refinance the bank through a hybrid form of debt known as contingent capital and which converts to equity in times of stress. The bank, and its parent company Banco Financiero y de Ahorros (BFA), could need 5-10 billion euros ($6.6-$13.1 billion), the paper said. Bankia is at the core of concerns over whether the country will have to seek an Ireland-style international bail-out to recapitalize lenders.

BEIJING - China sales by Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp and its two local joint-venture partners rose 68 percent in April from a year earlier to about 81,700 vehicles, according to a company spokesman. For the first four months of the year, the Japanese auto maker sold a total of about 293,200 vehicles, a 14.3 percent increase from the same period last year, said the spokesman, Takanori Yokoi. Yokoi said the large year-on-year jump in April sales was due chiefly to the fact that sales during April last year were comparatively low because of the massive earthquake on March 11. The earthquake and tsunami paralyzed production of key components and affected Toyota’s vehicle production around the world, including China. Still, Toyota’s sales momentum was “fairly strong” so far this year, said Yokoi. Because the company’s sales performance was so bad last year due to the impact from the earthquake Toyota “should be able to post double-digit sales growth at least for the next several months,” the Beijing-based spokesman said. “If things go as normally as we expect, we should be able to meet our sales goal” of selling one million cars this year, said Yokoi. Toyota’s China sales last year totaled about 883,400 vehicles, a 4.4 percent increase from 2010, reflecting in part the general slowdown of automobile sales in China last year. After rapid growth in 2009 and 2010, China’s auto market as a whole slowed considerably last year as sales of smaller-engine cars and commercial vehicles stalled after the government ended some incentives for car buyers. Various industry forecasts point to overall vehicle sales this year growing about 5-10 percent from 2011. Toyota would have to grow sales by about 13 percent this year to meet its goal of selling one million vehicles.

Oil plunges below $97 on US demand, Europe votes Associated Press

SINGAPORE — Oil dived below $97 a barrel Monday in Asia, bringing its fall over three trading days to about 8 percent, as a slowdown in U.S. hiring and election results in Europe dimmed expectations of stronger economic growth. Benchmark oil for June delivery was down $1.87 to $96.62 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract plunged $4.05 to settle at $98.49 in New York on Friday. Brent crude for June delivery was down $1.81 at $111.37 per barrel in London. Crude has slumped about 8 percent over the last three trading sessions amid signs oil demand may be weaker than previously expected. The Energy Department said last week that U.S. crude inventories have risen to the highest since 1990. That was followed by the Labor Department on Friday announcing the economy added 115,000 jobs in April, far fewer than the 165,000 analysts were expecting. “Economic indicators both in the U.S. and Europe are taking on a more negative appearance,” energy trader and consultant Ritterbusch and Associates said in a report. Investors are also concerned political upheaval in Europe could derail government austerity measures and worsen the region’s debt problems. French Socialist Francois Hollande, who promised during the presidential election campaign to boost spending, defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy. In Greece, the pro-austerity coalition parties suffered a sharp decline in support, which might undermine efforts to keep Greece in the euro currency bloc. Oil traders often look to global equities as a measure of overall investor sentiment, and stock markets in Asia were down sharply Monday. In other energy trading, heating oil was down 3 cents at $2.98 per gallon and gasoline futures fell 2 cents to $2.96 per gallon. Natural gas was up 1.5 cents at $2.29 per 1,000 cubic feet.


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Badung Traditional Market

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Denpasar Traditional Market is a center of town’s economics which is located in Gajah Mada Street, that is main road and become a shopping centre of Bali. This traditional market is apposite to the village temple that is one of three biggest temples in Denpasar. It is initially does not as big as like now because have changed experiences and modification which is adapting to the requirement and town growth. This market cannot be discharged from the existence of an existing market in the cross Badung’s river that is called Kumbasari Market because the local society will feel incompletely go for shopping if they are not come to Kumbasari Market, especially for the Balinese who want to buy the ceremony items. Denpasar Market is a market selling the costume and clothing items with the prices are relative cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are most owned by citizen of Chinese clan. Kumbasari Market is previously called by Peken Payuk (pot market), it sell the items from gerabah /jar like pot, pengedangan, cubek (plate from land), paso (pail from land), caratan (water jug from land), jeding (barrel from land), penyantokan (mixer from land), coblong (cup from land), kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are the kitchenware and also the items for ceremony. Since this

market most popular as a place to sell payuk/pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past referred as Peken Payuk or pot market. But now it sell the material or art items for tourist therefore it is one of tourist destinations in Denpasar Town. Denpasar Market is opened on 24 April 1984 by Bali ‘s Governor, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra. Then after experiencing of the fire accident, it has been repaired in year 2000 at that moment Bali ‘s Governor is Mr. Dewa Made Berata. This market owns the broadness about 14.544 M² and broadly park 9064 M² which is built in four floors. The local people who go for shopping at this market are not only from environment of Denpasar community but also come from outside of town. The moment before the big holiday like Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi and others, this market is always crowded by the buyer which are most of them the local society. Denpasar Market is opened at 5 o’clock in the morning and close at 5 o’clock in the evening. Then, it is changed by the evening market opened from 05:00 pm until at 05:00 am the day after. Meanwhile at Senggol Market in Kumbasari is opened at 02:00 pm and closed at 11:30 pm. The unique of Senggol Market’s name is possibility taken away from the situation and condition of people movement on shopping where they each others jog because of visitor denseness. This Senggol Market is selling the

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Alleged Bali mastermind begs forgiveness Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek (C) apologizes to victims of the deadliest attacks, Bali bombings in 2002 and Church attacks in 2000, after his trial at the West Jakarta court in Jakarta on May 7, 2012.

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JAKARTA - The bombmaker accused of masterminding the Bali attacks that killed 202 people begged forgiveness from the victims’ families Monday, and claimed he did not know that nightclubs would be targeted.

AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

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variety of food, from the cheap Balinese, Javanese and Chinese cookery. It is also sell the various types of clothes from adult until children one.

Denpasar Market is encircled by shop along the street of Gajah Mada, in the right side there is Sulawesi Street which is famous of cloth items. Denpasar Traditional

Market is progressively strengthening the identity of a center of Denpasar’s economics which is opened within 24 hours and never silent by visitor.

Umar Patek is accused of being a central figure in the 2002 attacks on two nightclubs in Indonesia’s Bali, which killed many Western tourists including 88 Australians. In an emotional appearance at his trial, Patek, who says he was only a bit player in the attacks, claimed he had questioned the decision to target Bali and expressed regret. “I am taking this opportunity to seek forgiveness from the victims, their families and whoever suffered losses,” including the Indonesian government, the 45-year-old said in a voice cracking with emotion. “I was very sad and regret the incident happened, because I was against it from the start. I never agreed with their methods,” Patek told the West Jakarta district court. Patek, who was arrested in the same Pakistani town where Osama

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bin Laden was killed just months before the Al-Qaeda chief’s death, said he had “no idea” that nightclubs specifically would be targeted. Patek -- who could face the death sentence if convicted -- said the plans for the attacks on October 12, 2002, were drawn up at the home of Dulmatin, another Bali cohort, who was killed by police. “It was mentioned that they will bomb a place with many Westerners as retaliation to the killing of Muslims in Palestine,” Patek testified, speaking calmly and gesturing with his hands. When the idea of attacking Bali was brought up, Patek claimed he raised objections. “I questioned why in Bali? Jihad should be carried out in Palestine instead. But they said they did not know how to get to Palestine,” he

said, adding “Dulmatin told me not to think so hard, just help.” Patek allegedly used simple household tools including a rice ladle to assemble the Bali bombs, which according to the court indictment were housed in ordinary filing cabinets. “The defendant filled up the black powder in four filing cabinets, in the meantime, Dulmatin made the bomb’s electronic circuit,” the indictment said. With bombmaker Azahari Husin, a Malaysian killed at a hideout on Java island, Patek assembled the detonating cord and then loaded the filing cabinets into a car, the document added. But Patek said Monday his role went no further than mixing the explosives. “I helped to mix the chemicals,” he confessed. “Azahari assembled

RI files official response to EPA over oil palm ruling

JAKARTA - Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said he has officially responded to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)`s analysis of palm oil used as a feedstock in bio-fuel production. “In its analysis, the EPA has ignored the Indonesian government`s commitment to protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” the minister said in the official response, a copy of which was made available to ANTARA on Sunday. At the Copenhagen meeting held in 2009, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stated his commitment to reducing green-

house gas emissions by 26 percent in 2020 and set himself the target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent through international cooperation, the minister said. In addition, the Indonesian government also has issued a moratorium on the issuance of new permits for utilization of primary natural forest and peat land under presidential instruction number 10 of 2011. In its greenhouse gas analysis of oil palm issued in December 2011, the EPA said that palm oil-based bio-fuel could cut greenhouse emissions by only 17 percent, falling short of the 20 percent threshold, to be included in US

renewable-fuel standards. The trade minister submitted the official response to the US government on April 26, 2012, a day ahead of the deadline set by the EPA. In his official response, the trade minister also said in calculating greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA used assumption data rather than real data and therefore, the results of its analysis did not reflect the real conditions. Quoting the results of a study made by the Food Policy Research Institute in 2010, he said oil palm proved more efficient than any other vegetable oil producing plants, such as soybean and sunflower beans.

the bombs.” “They loaded explosives onto the car while I stayed inside my room and read the Koran,” he added. Patek is accused of being the expert bombmaker of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a Southeast Asian terror network linked to Al-Qaeda. He is also accused of attacking churches in Jakarta on Christmas Eve in 2000. He was arrested in January last year in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where US commandos later killed bin Laden. During the trial, evidence emerged that bin Laden gave JI $30,000 to wage jihad in the region and Patek might have met him when he was in Abbottabad, a claim Patek has repeatedly denied. “I don’t know about the source of funds,” he said Monday. “In the

name of God, I have never met the man named Osama bin Laden,” he added. A special agent with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation Frank Pellegrino testified in April that Patek was widely-known as an expert bombmaker. According to Pellegrino, a witness interviewed by the FBI in the Philippines reported Patek as saying he “was interested in going back to Pakistan and Afghanistan and working with Osama bin Laden”. Patek was once the most-wanted terror suspect in Indonesia and spent nearly a decade on the run with a $1 million bounty on his head by the United States under its rewards for justice programme. Prosecutors are seeking the death sentence for Patek on charges that include premeditated murder.

Indonesia hosts fishery training programmes Antara

JAKARTA - Indonesia is holding an International Training Programme on Freshwater Aquaculture for Asian, Pacific, and African Countries, and an International Training Programme on Fisheries Processing Product for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Countries/ Members. “Fifteen African and Asian countries are taking part in the training programmes that are part of the South-South cooperation framework,” Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif C. Sutardjo said in a press statement here on Monday. The International Training Programme on Fisheries Processing

Product for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Countries/Members is being held during May 7-17, 2012, at the Sidoarjo Fishery Academy in East Java. The participants include eight people from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, and five from Indonesia. “The international training programmes reflect Indonesia`s commitment - in bilateral, regional, and multilateral fora - to providing technical cooperation programmes for Asian, Pacific, African, and Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries,” Sharif stated. The training programmes are organized by the maritime affairs and fisheries ministry in cooperation with the foreign affairs ministry.


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Bali Today Junk wastes besiege coastal area

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TABANAN - Again, junk waste besieged the south coast of Tabanan. Due to heavy rain, a number of beach areas were besieged by junk waste. The most severe condition occurred at Pasut Beach, Yeh Gangga, Kerambitan. The waste phenomena had become a habit when it rained heavily. Once it rained, it was immediately followed by abundant wastes in the river flows. They varied ranging from wood cuts to a variety of plastic items. There was also a large tree root. “Having rained heavily, the wastes always piled up. We always got junk wastes from the upstream area,” complained Wahyudi, 30, a villa operator at Pasut Beach, Kerambitan, Sunday (May 6). This man told if the junk wastes had been going on for long time. Moreover, when the river water overflowed, the waste piles were ascertained to happen along the beach. To clean up the wastes on the beach, his party specially paid some workers to do so. “We have prepared some attendants, so that when wastes pile up they will immediately clean them up,” he explained. Unfortunately, such clean-up activities often turned redundant because having been cleaned up the junk wastes would come after it rained. According to Wahyudi, the Pasut Beach had been widely known by foreign tourists. Moreover, many luxury villas had been established in the area. He hoped the wastes would not

become a scourge when rainy season came. Allegedly, such junk wastes were triggered by litter action in the river upstream. As consequence, all wastes would pile up and be washed away to the sea in rainy season. Aside from villa attendants, the beach wastes were usually cleaned up by firewood seekers. Then, a number of scavengers earning a fortune also amassed used goods from the wastes. After it rained, plastic waste usually went ubiquitous. On that account, many scavengers would hunt to beach area. “It’s fair to middling, the wastes can be sold while helping people clean-up the beach,” said one of the scavengers. Complaints about the wastes were also delivered by visitors and fishermen of Yeh Gangga Beach, Tabanan. The beach used for landing base by fishermen had become a regular target of junk waste. In many instances, the wastes disrupted the activities of local fishermen. Due to a large number of wastes, fishermen were unable to park their boat conveniently. Hence, those piles of waste were then cleaned up by fishermen and sometime also collected by scavengers.

At least 573 foreign students study in ISI Antara

DENPASAR - At least 573 foreign students from 35 countries are studying in the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar, according to an official. “Most of the foreign students in ISI have come from Japan. The number of Japanese foreign students has reached 207. They learn about percussion and Balinese dances,” ISI Denpasar Rector I Wayan Rai said here on Monday. Foreign students in ISI are generally self-financed, but the Indonesian government also provides scholarships every year. At least 58 foreign students received scholarships in 2012. “Most of them take short course programmes. They study for two to four semesters and return to their

home countries after finishing their studies,” Wayan noted. “In their country, they expand their creativity by doing things such mixing Balinese dancing and gamelan orchestra with Western music,” he added. “They are also opening schools and teaching Balinese dance to people in their countries,” Wayan said. ISI Denpasar is a college of art accredited by the Ministry of National Education. It is under, and directly responsible to, the Minister of National Education. ISI Denpasar offers eight courses through the Faculty of Performing Arts and the Faculty of Art and Design: dance, puppetry art, art karawitan, fine arts, art craft, interior design, visual communication design, and photography.

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Balinese Culture GULING CELENG (Suckling Pig)

Siat Sampian:

A Sacred Attraction at Samuantiga Temple

A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar. Local devotees perform a mass sacred cultural show called Siat Sampian or Sampian War. This attraction is a war performed in a playing atmosphere. The weapon used by participants is called sampian, a young leaf arrangement used in the ritual. This war was carried out by women and men who have been in a trance designated by local deities or God Almighty through an initiation ceremony. Participants of the war will attack one another regardless of the opponents and friends. Such an attraction is held once a year, right three days after the ritual pinnacle falling on full moon of the eleventh month in Balinese calendar (around May). Local people divide this attraction into two kinds, namely the one performed by women’s group is called Jro Permas, while the men’s group is called Parekan. Jro Permas has approximately 35 members, while Parekan group has hundreds of people. It is begun by Jero Permas and takes place from sunrise until midday. These women players will dance or nampiog around the temple for 11 times clockwise. This activity is conducted in the middle courtyard by imitating the wave motion. All the players line

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up by holding the other’s hands, moving back and forth in front of the shrines. Their movement looks like a fish catcher using conical nets (juru pencar) and it is repeated again and again as well as followed by flying movement like birds while taking a sampian (arrangement of young coconut leaf) at certain shrine. Each player then takes a sampian and then holds a war. In the war, all the players do not distinguish which ones are friends or enemies. They will chase each other, hit each other or pull to one side. Such an attraction is accompanied by gamelan orchestra in a very dynamic rhythm. If each Jro Premas has managed to beat another player up to three times, then the attraction can be ended. All the sampian weapons used will be returned to its original place. The next battle is the turn of

A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar.

men’s group involving huge number of participants. At first, they move by imitating the movement of wave as practiced by Jro Permas. Afterward, they run around the temple for three times clockwise and then say prayers together. Although the players already get possessed by the spirit of struggle, the Siat Sampian may not yet begin. This Parekan group should get around the temple for three times while holding sampian. Having done this, the atmosphere of war begins where participants no longer distinguish the opponents, friends, uncle or other relatives. They wave the sampian like mace and spear. Happiness and excitement expression can be clearly seen on the participants. Every participant looks satisfied and pleased as they can devote something to their deities sincerely. (BTN/015)

OVERVIEW: If there’s just one dish that people remember after a visit to Bali, it’s this famous delicacy, usually known by its Indonesian name, Babi Guling. INGREDIENTS: 1 suckling pig, weighing about 6-8kg 1½ tbsp salt 200 shallots, peeled and sliced 100 gr cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 50 gr ginger, peeled & chopped 300 gr candlenuts, chopped 350 gr fresh turmeric, peeled &chopped 3 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed 80 gr laos, finely chopped 120 gr bird’s-eye chilies, sliced 10 stalks lemon grass, finely sliced 1 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed 1 tsp dried shrimp paste, roasted 5 fragrant lime leaves, finely shredded 2 salam leaves 2½ tbsp oil 4 tbsp turmeric water PREPARATION: Ensure inside of suckling pig is completely cleaned out. Season inside and outside with salt. Combine all other ingredients, except turmeric water, and mix thoroughly. Fill inside of suckling with mixture, close belly with string or thin satay skewer. Rub the outside of the pig with turmeric water until the skin is shiny yellow. Place suckling pig on roasting rack and roast in hot oven (220°C / 425°F) for approximately 1 hour. Rest for 10 minutes in warm place before serving. When serving, first remove the crisp skin with a strong carving knife, then loosen meat from the bones and cut into even dice or slices. Place a heaped tablespoon of stuffing on each serving plate, and then top with meat and skin. Traditionally this dish is eaten with Jukut Nangka Mekuah and steamed rice. Helpful hint: If you have a large barbeque with rotisserie or constantly turning spit, you can cook the pig over charcoal for an authentic Balinese flavor.


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Bali Today Junk wastes besiege coastal area

IBP/Budi Wiriyanto

Bali Post

TABANAN - Again, junk waste besieged the south coast of Tabanan. Due to heavy rain, a number of beach areas were besieged by junk waste. The most severe condition occurred at Pasut Beach, Yeh Gangga, Kerambitan. The waste phenomena had become a habit when it rained heavily. Once it rained, it was immediately followed by abundant wastes in the river flows. They varied ranging from wood cuts to a variety of plastic items. There was also a large tree root. “Having rained heavily, the wastes always piled up. We always got junk wastes from the upstream area,” complained Wahyudi, 30, a villa operator at Pasut Beach, Kerambitan, Sunday (May 6). This man told if the junk wastes had been going on for long time. Moreover, when the river water overflowed, the waste piles were ascertained to happen along the beach. To clean up the wastes on the beach, his party specially paid some workers to do so. “We have prepared some attendants, so that when wastes pile up they will immediately clean them up,” he explained. Unfortunately, such clean-up activities often turned redundant because having been cleaned up the junk wastes would come after it rained. According to Wahyudi, the Pasut Beach had been widely known by foreign tourists. Moreover, many luxury villas had been established in the area. He hoped the wastes would not

become a scourge when rainy season came. Allegedly, such junk wastes were triggered by litter action in the river upstream. As consequence, all wastes would pile up and be washed away to the sea in rainy season. Aside from villa attendants, the beach wastes were usually cleaned up by firewood seekers. Then, a number of scavengers earning a fortune also amassed used goods from the wastes. After it rained, plastic waste usually went ubiquitous. On that account, many scavengers would hunt to beach area. “It’s fair to middling, the wastes can be sold while helping people clean-up the beach,” said one of the scavengers. Complaints about the wastes were also delivered by visitors and fishermen of Yeh Gangga Beach, Tabanan. The beach used for landing base by fishermen had become a regular target of junk waste. In many instances, the wastes disrupted the activities of local fishermen. Due to a large number of wastes, fishermen were unable to park their boat conveniently. Hence, those piles of waste were then cleaned up by fishermen and sometime also collected by scavengers.

At least 573 foreign students study in ISI Antara

DENPASAR - At least 573 foreign students from 35 countries are studying in the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar, according to an official. “Most of the foreign students in ISI have come from Japan. The number of Japanese foreign students has reached 207. They learn about percussion and Balinese dances,” ISI Denpasar Rector I Wayan Rai said here on Monday. Foreign students in ISI are generally self-financed, but the Indonesian government also provides scholarships every year. At least 58 foreign students received scholarships in 2012. “Most of them take short course programmes. They study for two to four semesters and return to their

home countries after finishing their studies,” Wayan noted. “In their country, they expand their creativity by doing things such mixing Balinese dancing and gamelan orchestra with Western music,” he added. “They are also opening schools and teaching Balinese dance to people in their countries,” Wayan said. ISI Denpasar is a college of art accredited by the Ministry of National Education. It is under, and directly responsible to, the Minister of National Education. ISI Denpasar offers eight courses through the Faculty of Performing Arts and the Faculty of Art and Design: dance, puppetry art, art karawitan, fine arts, art craft, interior design, visual communication design, and photography.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

9

Balinese Culture GULING CELENG (Suckling Pig)

Siat Sampian:

A Sacred Attraction at Samuantiga Temple

A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar. Local devotees perform a mass sacred cultural show called Siat Sampian or Sampian War. This attraction is a war performed in a playing atmosphere. The weapon used by participants is called sampian, a young leaf arrangement used in the ritual. This war was carried out by women and men who have been in a trance designated by local deities or God Almighty through an initiation ceremony. Participants of the war will attack one another regardless of the opponents and friends. Such an attraction is held once a year, right three days after the ritual pinnacle falling on full moon of the eleventh month in Balinese calendar (around May). Local people divide this attraction into two kinds, namely the one performed by women’s group is called Jro Permas, while the men’s group is called Parekan. Jro Permas has approximately 35 members, while Parekan group has hundreds of people. It is begun by Jero Permas and takes place from sunrise until midday. These women players will dance or nampiog around the temple for 11 times clockwise. This activity is conducted in the middle courtyard by imitating the wave motion. All the players line

IBP/File

up by holding the other’s hands, moving back and forth in front of the shrines. Their movement looks like a fish catcher using conical nets (juru pencar) and it is repeated again and again as well as followed by flying movement like birds while taking a sampian (arrangement of young coconut leaf) at certain shrine. Each player then takes a sampian and then holds a war. In the war, all the players do not distinguish which ones are friends or enemies. They will chase each other, hit each other or pull to one side. Such an attraction is accompanied by gamelan orchestra in a very dynamic rhythm. If each Jro Premas has managed to beat another player up to three times, then the attraction can be ended. All the sampian weapons used will be returned to its original place. The next battle is the turn of

A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar.

men’s group involving huge number of participants. At first, they move by imitating the movement of wave as practiced by Jro Permas. Afterward, they run around the temple for three times clockwise and then say prayers together. Although the players already get possessed by the spirit of struggle, the Siat Sampian may not yet begin. This Parekan group should get around the temple for three times while holding sampian. Having done this, the atmosphere of war begins where participants no longer distinguish the opponents, friends, uncle or other relatives. They wave the sampian like mace and spear. Happiness and excitement expression can be clearly seen on the participants. Every participant looks satisfied and pleased as they can devote something to their deities sincerely. (BTN/015)

OVERVIEW: If there’s just one dish that people remember after a visit to Bali, it’s this famous delicacy, usually known by its Indonesian name, Babi Guling. INGREDIENTS: 1 suckling pig, weighing about 6-8kg 1½ tbsp salt 200 shallots, peeled and sliced 100 gr cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 50 gr ginger, peeled & chopped 300 gr candlenuts, chopped 350 gr fresh turmeric, peeled &chopped 3 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed 80 gr laos, finely chopped 120 gr bird’s-eye chilies, sliced 10 stalks lemon grass, finely sliced 1 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed 1 tsp dried shrimp paste, roasted 5 fragrant lime leaves, finely shredded 2 salam leaves 2½ tbsp oil 4 tbsp turmeric water PREPARATION: Ensure inside of suckling pig is completely cleaned out. Season inside and outside with salt. Combine all other ingredients, except turmeric water, and mix thoroughly. Fill inside of suckling with mixture, close belly with string or thin satay skewer. Rub the outside of the pig with turmeric water until the skin is shiny yellow. Place suckling pig on roasting rack and roast in hot oven (220°C / 425°F) for approximately 1 hour. Rest for 10 minutes in warm place before serving. When serving, first remove the crisp skin with a strong carving knife, then loosen meat from the bones and cut into even dice or slices. Place a heaped tablespoon of stuffing on each serving plate, and then top with meat and skin. Traditionally this dish is eaten with Jukut Nangka Mekuah and steamed rice. Helpful hint: If you have a large barbeque with rotisserie or constantly turning spit, you can cook the pig over charcoal for an authentic Balinese flavor.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Destinations

Badung Traditional Market

IBP

Denpasar Traditional Market is a center of town’s economics which is located in Gajah Mada Street, that is main road and become a shopping centre of Bali. This traditional market is apposite to the village temple that is one of three biggest temples in Denpasar. It is initially does not as big as like now because have changed experiences and modification which is adapting to the requirement and town growth. This market cannot be discharged from the existence of an existing market in the cross Badung’s river that is called Kumbasari Market because the local society will feel incompletely go for shopping if they are not come to Kumbasari Market, especially for the Balinese who want to buy the ceremony items. Denpasar Market is a market selling the costume and clothing items with the prices are relative cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are most owned by citizen of Chinese clan. Kumbasari Market is previously called by Peken Payuk (pot market), it sell the items from gerabah /jar like pot, pengedangan, cubek (plate from land), paso (pail from land), caratan (water jug from land), jeding (barrel from land), penyantokan (mixer from land), coblong (cup from land), kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are the kitchenware and also the items for ceremony. Since this

market most popular as a place to sell payuk/pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past referred as Peken Payuk or pot market. But now it sell the material or art items for tourist therefore it is one of tourist destinations in Denpasar Town. Denpasar Market is opened on 24 April 1984 by Bali ‘s Governor, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra. Then after experiencing of the fire accident, it has been repaired in year 2000 at that moment Bali ‘s Governor is Mr. Dewa Made Berata. This market owns the broadness about 14.544 M² and broadly park 9064 M² which is built in four floors. The local people who go for shopping at this market are not only from environment of Denpasar community but also come from outside of town. The moment before the big holiday like Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi and others, this market is always crowded by the buyer which are most of them the local society. Denpasar Market is opened at 5 o’clock in the morning and close at 5 o’clock in the evening. Then, it is changed by the evening market opened from 05:00 pm until at 05:00 am the day after. Meanwhile at Senggol Market in Kumbasari is opened at 02:00 pm and closed at 11:30 pm. The unique of Senggol Market’s name is possibility taken away from the situation and condition of people movement on shopping where they each others jog because of visitor denseness. This Senggol Market is selling the

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Alleged Bali mastermind begs forgiveness Indonesian terror suspect Umar Patek (C) apologizes to victims of the deadliest attacks, Bali bombings in 2002 and Church attacks in 2000, after his trial at the West Jakarta court in Jakarta on May 7, 2012.

Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - The bombmaker accused of masterminding the Bali attacks that killed 202 people begged forgiveness from the victims’ families Monday, and claimed he did not know that nightclubs would be targeted.

AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

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variety of food, from the cheap Balinese, Javanese and Chinese cookery. It is also sell the various types of clothes from adult until children one.

Denpasar Market is encircled by shop along the street of Gajah Mada, in the right side there is Sulawesi Street which is famous of cloth items. Denpasar Traditional

Market is progressively strengthening the identity of a center of Denpasar’s economics which is opened within 24 hours and never silent by visitor.

Umar Patek is accused of being a central figure in the 2002 attacks on two nightclubs in Indonesia’s Bali, which killed many Western tourists including 88 Australians. In an emotional appearance at his trial, Patek, who says he was only a bit player in the attacks, claimed he had questioned the decision to target Bali and expressed regret. “I am taking this opportunity to seek forgiveness from the victims, their families and whoever suffered losses,” including the Indonesian government, the 45-year-old said in a voice cracking with emotion. “I was very sad and regret the incident happened, because I was against it from the start. I never agreed with their methods,” Patek told the West Jakarta district court. Patek, who was arrested in the same Pakistani town where Osama

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bin Laden was killed just months before the Al-Qaeda chief’s death, said he had “no idea” that nightclubs specifically would be targeted. Patek -- who could face the death sentence if convicted -- said the plans for the attacks on October 12, 2002, were drawn up at the home of Dulmatin, another Bali cohort, who was killed by police. “It was mentioned that they will bomb a place with many Westerners as retaliation to the killing of Muslims in Palestine,” Patek testified, speaking calmly and gesturing with his hands. When the idea of attacking Bali was brought up, Patek claimed he raised objections. “I questioned why in Bali? Jihad should be carried out in Palestine instead. But they said they did not know how to get to Palestine,” he

said, adding “Dulmatin told me not to think so hard, just help.” Patek allegedly used simple household tools including a rice ladle to assemble the Bali bombs, which according to the court indictment were housed in ordinary filing cabinets. “The defendant filled up the black powder in four filing cabinets, in the meantime, Dulmatin made the bomb’s electronic circuit,” the indictment said. With bombmaker Azahari Husin, a Malaysian killed at a hideout on Java island, Patek assembled the detonating cord and then loaded the filing cabinets into a car, the document added. But Patek said Monday his role went no further than mixing the explosives. “I helped to mix the chemicals,” he confessed. “Azahari assembled

RI files official response to EPA over oil palm ruling

JAKARTA - Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said he has officially responded to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)`s analysis of palm oil used as a feedstock in bio-fuel production. “In its analysis, the EPA has ignored the Indonesian government`s commitment to protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” the minister said in the official response, a copy of which was made available to ANTARA on Sunday. At the Copenhagen meeting held in 2009, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stated his commitment to reducing green-

house gas emissions by 26 percent in 2020 and set himself the target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent through international cooperation, the minister said. In addition, the Indonesian government also has issued a moratorium on the issuance of new permits for utilization of primary natural forest and peat land under presidential instruction number 10 of 2011. In its greenhouse gas analysis of oil palm issued in December 2011, the EPA said that palm oil-based bio-fuel could cut greenhouse emissions by only 17 percent, falling short of the 20 percent threshold, to be included in US

renewable-fuel standards. The trade minister submitted the official response to the US government on April 26, 2012, a day ahead of the deadline set by the EPA. In his official response, the trade minister also said in calculating greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA used assumption data rather than real data and therefore, the results of its analysis did not reflect the real conditions. Quoting the results of a study made by the Food Policy Research Institute in 2010, he said oil palm proved more efficient than any other vegetable oil producing plants, such as soybean and sunflower beans.

the bombs.” “They loaded explosives onto the car while I stayed inside my room and read the Koran,” he added. Patek is accused of being the expert bombmaker of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a Southeast Asian terror network linked to Al-Qaeda. He is also accused of attacking churches in Jakarta on Christmas Eve in 2000. He was arrested in January last year in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where US commandos later killed bin Laden. During the trial, evidence emerged that bin Laden gave JI $30,000 to wage jihad in the region and Patek might have met him when he was in Abbottabad, a claim Patek has repeatedly denied. “I don’t know about the source of funds,” he said Monday. “In the

name of God, I have never met the man named Osama bin Laden,” he added. A special agent with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation Frank Pellegrino testified in April that Patek was widely-known as an expert bombmaker. According to Pellegrino, a witness interviewed by the FBI in the Philippines reported Patek as saying he “was interested in going back to Pakistan and Afghanistan and working with Osama bin Laden”. Patek was once the most-wanted terror suspect in Indonesia and spent nearly a decade on the run with a $1 million bounty on his head by the United States under its rewards for justice programme. Prosecutors are seeking the death sentence for Patek on charges that include premeditated murder.

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JAKARTA - Indonesia is holding an International Training Programme on Freshwater Aquaculture for Asian, Pacific, and African Countries, and an International Training Programme on Fisheries Processing Product for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Countries/ Members. “Fifteen African and Asian countries are taking part in the training programmes that are part of the South-South cooperation framework,” Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif C. Sutardjo said in a press statement here on Monday. The International Training Programme on Fisheries Processing

Product for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Countries/Members is being held during May 7-17, 2012, at the Sidoarjo Fishery Academy in East Java. The participants include eight people from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, and five from Indonesia. “The international training programmes reflect Indonesia`s commitment - in bilateral, regional, and multilateral fora - to providing technical cooperation programmes for Asian, Pacific, African, and Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries,” Sharif stated. The training programmes are organized by the maritime affairs and fisheries ministry in cooperation with the foreign affairs ministry.


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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, waves during a visit to the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, India, Sunday, May 6, 2012. Clinton arrived in the former colonial capital of 14 million on Sunday after visits to China and Bangladesh.

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KOLKATA, India — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged energy-starved India on Monday to reduce its Iranian oil imports to keep up pressure on the Islamic republic to come clean about its nuclear program. Clinton told a town hall meeting in the eastern city of Kolkata that there’s an adequate supply in the market for India to find alternative sources of oil. Clinton noted India has taken some steps to reduce its imports from Iran but she says the U.S. wants to see more. “If there weren’t an adequate supply ... we would understand, but we believe that there is adequate supply,” she said. India could face U.S. sanctions by the end of June if the Obama administration determines it has not made significant cuts in imports under a law aimed at squeezing Iran’s petroleum industry to press the country to prove its nuclear program is peaceful. India, with a growth rate of about 7 percent, has a nearly insatiable need for oil. About 9 percent of its oil imports are from Iran, though officials say it has reduced

its dependency on Iranian oil in recent months, “We appreciate what has been done and, of course, we want to keep the pressure on Iran,” Clinton said. However, India remains dependent on the imports, and Iran is its second largest oil supplier after Saudi Arabia. With international sanctions making it difficult to find banks willing to handle Iranian oil payments, India and Iran reached an agreement earlier this year that would allow India to pay for about 45 percent the purchases in rupees. Iran would then use the Indian currency to buy goods from India. Clinton said the U.S. remained focused on putting global pressure on Iran. “We believe, at this moment in time, the principle threat is a nuclear-armed Iran,” she said. “We need India to be part of the international effort.”

Clinton was also meeting Monday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a key partner of India’s ruling coalition who has stymied government efforts to lift restrictions on foreign-owned investments in the country. Clinton was expected to talk with Banerjee about allowing multi-brand retailers such as Wal-Mart to enter the market. Last year, India’s Cabinet had to rescind a decision to open up its market to major foreign retailers after Banerjee balked at the move, saying it would crush small domestic retailers. “I will certainly raise the United States’ desire to try to open the market to multi-brand retailers,” Clinton told the audience at the town hall. “I think there are a lot of benefits that may not be immediately perceived.”

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he supported holding an early general election in four months’ time, a ballot polls say could strengthen his hand as Israel confronts Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The next national vote was not due until October 2013, but new legislation that might force ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military and an upcoming budget debate have threatened to unravel a governing coalition of religious and nationalist parties once seen as one of the most stable in Israel’s history. “It is preferable to have a short election campaign of four months that will swiftly return stability to the political ranks,” Netanyahu said in a speech to a packed convention of his rightist Likud party. He said he wanted to avoid pressure from coalition partners who were beginning to destabilize the government. He did not specify a date, but a party official earlier said September 4 was the probable date for the ballot. Likud has submitted a bill to dissolve Israel’s parliament so that an early election may be held. Parliament had been expected to start debating the measure on Monday, but that plan seemed uncertain after a senior coalition partner urged a procedural postponement. “With the start of the government’s fourth year we have seen many signs that the stability has begun to waver and political instability always brings extortion (and) populism which harm security, the economy and society. I will not allow a campaign of a year and a half that will harm the country,” Netanyahu said. A Netanyahu victory two months before the U.S. election would give him leverage over Barack Obama on the Iranian and Palestinian issues while the U.S. president is still engaged in his own campaign and wary of alienating pro-Israeli voters. Netanyahu and Obama have had a thorny relationship and the right-wing Israeli leader has come under pressure from Washington not to take unilateral military action against Iranian nuclear facilities suspected of being part of a project to produce nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is purely civilian. Israel is believed to be the Middle East’s only nuclear-armed power. Opinion polls show Likud will easily come out on top of the national ballot, giving Netanyahu a renewed mandate to tackle what he has described as the most important challenge facing his country - the prospect of a nucleararmed Iran. On the subject of Iran, Netanyahu told his party he would not “ease the pressure until the threat is truly removed.”

Siamese... From page 1 “This morning, her breast milk was asked by the doctor. It applied a milk suction device,” said Suardana. According to him, condition of the two babies remained stable, even their infusion had been removed. Both babies had sucked their milk like a normal baby. Aside from the attention of Australian media, similar sympathy also came from Australian and Chinese civilian. According to Suardana, a couple from Australia came to him and provided assistance. “They flew to Bali specifically to provide help for my babies and they immediately returned home to Australia. Similarly, there was also a citizen from China who gave us assistance,” said Suardana with an expression of gratitude. (kmb24)

Vice Governor... From page 1 During the renovation, Vice Governor of Bali A.A Puspayoga also participates in helping armies and regency officials crushing the house and built a new house for Nada. Dana admitted that he never dream that Vice Governor of Bali and tens of people will help him to build a house. They help each other to build a proper house for Nada and his family. Nada lives with his sister in law in the 3 x 4 square meter house. He lives there and doing his job making a Palmyra sugar. “I can only say thank you to all the gentlemen that being so kind to me and helping renovate my house,” he said. (ole/bud)

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Toyota says China sales in April up 68 percent Reuters

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People line up to enter a government employment benefit office in Madrid, Spain, Friday, April 27, 2012. The Spanish government and the Bank of Spain are preparing a clean-up plan for lender Bankia , a government source said on Monday, while declining to confirm a report that the move would include a state-backed loan.

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MADRID - The Spanish government and the Bank of Spain are preparing a clean-up plan for lender Bankia , a government source said on Monday, while declining to confirm a report that the move would include a state-backed loan. The reform included a big injection of cash and changes to the Bankia’s management, El Pais reported on Monday. “It is true that (they) are finalizing a plan for Bankia, but none of the figures can be confirmed because they are still not decided,” the source said. The clean-up of Bankia’s balance sheet, which holds around 10 percent of domestic deposits and is highly exposed to the collapsed property sector, would involve billions of euros in a state-backed loan at a rate near 8 percent, El

Pais said. The Bank of Spain and Bankia declined to comment. Spain’s banks were forced to present a plan to the Bank of Spain on how they would raise capital and increase provisioning against potential bad loans from the battered property sector at the end of March. Bankia told the central bank it can meet requirements for provisions against real estate losses without public money or merging with another entity, sticking with its standalone strategy.

Citing financial sources, El Pais said the government would use recently passed financial industry reform to refinance the bank through a hybrid form of debt known as contingent capital and which converts to equity in times of stress. The bank, and its parent company Banco Financiero y de Ahorros (BFA), could need 5-10 billion euros ($6.6-$13.1 billion), the paper said. Bankia is at the core of concerns over whether the country will have to seek an Ireland-style international bail-out to recapitalize lenders.

BEIJING - China sales by Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp and its two local joint-venture partners rose 68 percent in April from a year earlier to about 81,700 vehicles, according to a company spokesman. For the first four months of the year, the Japanese auto maker sold a total of about 293,200 vehicles, a 14.3 percent increase from the same period last year, said the spokesman, Takanori Yokoi. Yokoi said the large year-on-year jump in April sales was due chiefly to the fact that sales during April last year were comparatively low because of the massive earthquake on March 11. The earthquake and tsunami paralyzed production of key components and affected Toyota’s vehicle production around the world, including China. Still, Toyota’s sales momentum was “fairly strong” so far this year, said Yokoi. Because the company’s sales performance was so bad last year due to the impact from the earthquake Toyota “should be able to post double-digit sales growth at least for the next several months,” the Beijing-based spokesman said. “If things go as normally as we expect, we should be able to meet our sales goal” of selling one million cars this year, said Yokoi. Toyota’s China sales last year totaled about 883,400 vehicles, a 4.4 percent increase from 2010, reflecting in part the general slowdown of automobile sales in China last year. After rapid growth in 2009 and 2010, China’s auto market as a whole slowed considerably last year as sales of smaller-engine cars and commercial vehicles stalled after the government ended some incentives for car buyers. Various industry forecasts point to overall vehicle sales this year growing about 5-10 percent from 2011. Toyota would have to grow sales by about 13 percent this year to meet its goal of selling one million vehicles.

Oil plunges below $97 on US demand, Europe votes Associated Press

SINGAPORE — Oil dived below $97 a barrel Monday in Asia, bringing its fall over three trading days to about 8 percent, as a slowdown in U.S. hiring and election results in Europe dimmed expectations of stronger economic growth. Benchmark oil for June delivery was down $1.87 to $96.62 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract plunged $4.05 to settle at $98.49 in New York on Friday. Brent crude for June delivery was down $1.81 at $111.37 per barrel in London. Crude has slumped about 8 percent over the last three trading sessions amid signs oil demand may be weaker than previously expected. The Energy Department said last week that U.S. crude inventories have risen to the highest since 1990. That was followed by the Labor Department on Friday announcing the economy added 115,000 jobs in April, far fewer than the 165,000 analysts were expecting. “Economic indicators both in the U.S. and Europe are taking on a more negative appearance,” energy trader and consultant Ritterbusch and Associates said in a report. Investors are also concerned political upheaval in Europe could derail government austerity measures and worsen the region’s debt problems. French Socialist Francois Hollande, who promised during the presidential election campaign to boost spending, defeated President Nicolas Sarkozy. In Greece, the pro-austerity coalition parties suffered a sharp decline in support, which might undermine efforts to keep Greece in the euro currency bloc. Oil traders often look to global equities as a measure of overall investor sentiment, and stock markets in Asia were down sharply Monday. In other energy trading, heating oil was down 3 cents at $2.98 per gallon and gasoline futures fell 2 cents to $2.96 per gallon. Natural gas was up 1.5 cents at $2.29 per 1,000 cubic feet.


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“Avengers” muscles to record $200 million in debut Reuters

LOS ANGELES - “The Avengers” proved that five superheroes are better than one by bursting into Hollywood’s record books with a massive $200.3 million in ticket sales over its opening weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with a bang. The domestic debut for the big- resulted in women making up 40 budget, effects-filled movie from percent of the audience for the action Disney’s Marvel studios sped past film, according to Disney’s survey. last summer’s “Harry Potter and the Half the audience was also over 25 Deathly Hollows - Part 2,” which years of age, the studio also said. opened with $169.2 million in its Winner of the past two weekends, first weekend, according to Box Sony’s romantic comedy “Think Office Mojo. In March, “The Hun- Like a Man,” slipped to second place ger Games” opened with $152.5 with $8 million at North American million, the fourth largest opening (U.S. and Canadian) theaters, acin box office history. cording to Hollywood.com. “The Avengers,” which reunites “Hunger Games,” from Lions Marvel comic heroes Thor, Iron Man, Gate Entertainment, took the No. 3 Captain America, the Hulk and Black spot in its seventh week in theaters, Widow, has collected $641.8 million with $5.7 million, and has collected since it opened in international mar- $380.7 million in U.S. and Canakets on April 25. “We keep thinking dian theaters during its run. we have a sense of what this movie Warner Brothers’ “The Lucky can do, or will do, and every time we One” landed in fourth place with get a report it does even better,” said $5.5 million, and the animated film Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice- “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” from president of distribution. “This is very Sony finished in fifth place with satisfying, to say the least.” $5.4 million. Disney’s aggressive marketing, The undisputed success of which included promotions aimed “Avengers” brought Disney the type at women that included sending stars of redemption that Hollywood loves to “The View” daytime talk show, to put on screen. In March, Disney

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali’s contribution to Earth Day 2012

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KUTA - Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused in the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year This year, Hard Rock Hotel Bali participated in this community-led environmental campaign in support of the Hard Rock ‘Save the Planet’ mantra. 200 Callophylum Inophyllum tree seedlings were planted on Kuta Beach on April 27, 2012, to protect it from erosion and to assist in the reduction of carbon emission. The program started at 4.00 PM until sunset with 100 management and staff, supported by Mr. I Wayan Wijana – Chief of Kuta District, Mr. I Wayan Daryana – Chief of Kuta Village and Mr. A.A. Ngurah Tresna – Chief of Kuta Beach Security.

“Our aim is to encourage individuals to take responsibility for the environment through a range of affordable actions. Climate change and other environmental challenges impact every corner and community on the planet. And it is truly impressive to see so many communities responding to the challenge with grassroots enthusiasm and commitment. In this context, Earth Day Campaign is playing a leadership role by providing practical action to make a difference.” commented Darmawan, Director of Finance of Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Sprawling across three hectares of pristine tropical property, Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta, the heart of Bali’s famous entertainment and shopping district. Hard Rock Hotel Bali is Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel and the leading entertainment hotel in Bali features 418 newly refurbished rooms including Deluxe, Deluxe Premium, Deluxe Suites, Kids’ Suites, Luxury Suites and Luxury Kids’ Suites that reflect the glory and legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll , alongside six cutting edge food and beverage outlets. Additional features include Lil’ Rock – Kids Club, Tabu Teen Centre, Boom Box Recording Studio, Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center and a Rock Shop – Hard Rock Merchandise Store.

Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Bali

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(L to R) Actors Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo are shown in a scene from “The Avengers” in this publicity photo released to Reuters May 1, 2012.

released the expensive sci-fi adventure film “John Carter,” one of the biggest flops in box office history. The company said it expects to lose up to $200 million on that film. “Avengers” is the first Marvel

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Fox changes name of ‘Neighborhood Watch’ film LOS ANGELES — “Neighborhood Watch” will now be known as just “The Watch.” Fox said Friday that the name of the film starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn as suburban neighborhood watch volunteers who uncover an extraterrestrial plot was changed in light of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida. “As the subject matter of this alien invasion comedy bears no relation whatsoever to the recent tragic events

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Melinda Sue Gordon In this image released by 20th Century Fox, from left, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade and Vince Vaughn are shown in a scene from “The Watch.”

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in Florida, the studio altered the title to avoid any accidental or unintended misimpression that it might,” the studio said in a statement. Fox previously pulled early promotional materials for the movie because of the Trayvon Martin case. The unarmed, 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, causing a national controversy. “The Watch” is set for release July 27.

film released by Disney since the media and theme park giant purchased Marvel Entertainment Inc in 2009 for $4 billion, a move to expand its appeal to boys with a stable of superheroes.

Disney would not say whether it plans to make a sequel. Sequels to films based on the Thor and Iron Man characters are scheduled for next year and Captain America in 2014.

George Lindsey, known as Goober Pyle, dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83. A press release from Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements were still being made. Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, “Mayberry RFD,” from 1968 to 1971. He played the same jovial character — a service station attendant — on “Hee Haw” from 1971 until it went out of production in 1993. “America has grown up with me,” Lindsey said in an Associated Press interview in 1985. “Goober is every man; everyone finds something to like about ol’ Goober.” He joined “The Andy Griffith Show” in 1964 when Jim Nabors, portraying Gomer Pyle, left the program. Goober Pyle, who had been mentioned on the show as Gomer’s cousin, thus replaced him. “At that time, we were the best acting ensemble on TV. The scripts were terrific. Andy is the best script constructionist I’ve ever been involved with. And you have to lift your acting level up to his; he’s awfully good.” In a statement released through the funeral

home, Griffith said, “George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago ... I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, ‘I love you.’ That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. ‘I love you.’”

Calendar Event for April 20 through May 20, 2012 20 Apr Tilem Kedasa - Pura Kahyangan Tiga Batur Bangli - Pura Batur Camenggon-Sukawati - Pura Luhur Bhujangga Camggu Kuta - Pura Kawitan Kayu Selem Tampurhyang Batur-Kintamani 21 Apr Hari Tumpek Kandang - Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Kota Gianyar - Pura Luhur Dalem Sagening Kediri - Tabanan - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tegal Gede Badung 25 Apr Buda Wage Menail - Pr. Dalem Tarukan Linggih Pajenengan Cemenggaon Sukawati - Mr. Pasek Dangke bambang - Bangli - Pura Penataran Dalem Ketut Pejeng Pejeng Kaja - Gianyar - Pura Puseh Menakaji Desa Peninjoan - Bangli - Merajan Agung Blangsinga - Blahbatuh - Pura Kawitan Gusti Agung Blangsinga Blahbatuh Gianyar - Pura Kawitan Gusti Celuk Sukawati - Baler Pura Sada, Banjar Pemebatan Kapal Mengwi 1 May Anggar Kasih Perangbakat - Pura Bukit Buluh Gunaksa - Klungkung - Pura Tirta Sudamala Bebalang - Bangli - Pura Paibon Pasek Bendesa Sangsit sawan - Buleleng - Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangi Dawan - Klungkung - Pura Gunung Tengsong Lombok. - Pura Dalem Benawah Gianyar - Pura Dalem Bitra Gianyar - Pura Dalem Banyuning Timur Buleleng - Pura Dalem Pauman Batan Getas Denpasar - Pura Tengah Padang Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Desa Sande - Pupuan Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Denpasar - Pura Hyangaluh/Jenggala Besakih - Merajan Pasek Lurah Tutuan Gunaksa - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Selulung - Merajan Pasek Subrata Medahan - Merajan Pasek Munggu Munggu - Pura Tengkulak Tulikup - Gianyar - Pura Penataran Badung Desa Ogang Sidemen.

2 May Buda Umanis Perangbakat - Pura Puri Agung Dalem Tarukan Pejeng Tampak Siring - Pura Rambut Siwi Jembrana - Pura Batu Bolong Canggu - Kuta - Pura Pasek Marga Klaci Tabanan - Pura Agung Pasek Dauh Waru Jembrana - Pura Ratu Pasek Sangsit Sawan - Buleleng. - Pura Pasek Tangkas Darma Reyanggede Tabanan - Pura Desa Banyuning Buleleng - Pr. Srijon Tabanan - Mr. Pasek Gelgel Lebah Pangkung - Merajan Pasek Gelgel Patemon - Pura Tirta Anom Padang Sigi Sading - Tampak Siring - Pura Dadi Agung Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Manuaba Tegalalang. - Pura Pedarmaan Batursari Ngilis Jegu Penebel Tabanan. - Pura Puncak Mundi Nusa Penida. 5 May Purnama Jiyestha - Pura Segara Lombok - Pura Dwijawarsa Malang - Pura Puncaktingguh Angsri Baturiti Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Desa Jatiluwih Penebel Tabanan - Pura Kawitan Batur Tonja Denpasar - Pura Masopahit Grenceng Denpasar - Pura Penyungsungan Pasek Tohjiwa Wanagiri Selemadeg. - Pura Pamerajan Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem - Pura Eka Dharma Sweta Indah-Mataram, NTB. 16 May Buda Keliwon Ugu - Pura Dalem Tarukan Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli. - Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba-kaba Tabanan - Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng - Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng - Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro Tegalalang - Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 20 May Tilem Jiyestha. - Pura Bhujangga Waisnawa Gumrih Jembrana.

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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MOSCOW — A demonstration by at least 20,000 people on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president turned into a battle with police Sunday after some protesters tried to split off from the approved venue and march to the Kremlin. Club-wielding officers wearing helmets seized demonstrators and hauled them to police vehicles, dragging some by the hair, others by the neck. Several protesters were injured, including one man with blood dripping from his head down the left side of his face. Three leaders of the opposition movement that gained new life over the winter were among those arrested: Sergei Udaltsov, Alexei Navalny and Boris Nemtsov. More than 400 people were arrested, and Russia’s chief investigative agency said it was considering filing criminal charges of inciting riots against some of them. Police reported that 12 riot police officers were injured. Previous installments of an

unprecedented wave of protests that burst out after fraud-plagued parliamentary elections in December had been marked by fastidious order. The crowds, sometimes as big as 100,000 or more, had carefully kept to agreed-upon meetingplaces and routes, even making a point of thanking police who stood guard in vast numbers, but did not interfere. Sunday’s break in that pattern likely reflected a sense of anger and impotence among protesters upset that Putin was handily elected to a new term in the Kremlin despite their defiance. Putin, who imposed a political system that stifled dissent and who dismissed the protesters as callow, pampered youths and Western stooges, will be sworn in for a six-year term Monday. Sunday’s demonstration started out peacefully, with protesters cheerfully marching down a wide avenue to a square on an island near the Kremlin. Some were pushing baby carriages and carrying young children on their shoulders. Many held clever homemade posters.

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French president-elect Francois Hollande waves to supporters gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Hollande defeats Sarkozy to win French election François Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and become France’s new president, according French television.

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Sarkozy, who has held the French presidency since 2007, grabbed 48.1 percent, according to the polls. Hollande, the 57-year-old socialist challenger, narrowly edged Sarkozy, also 57, in a preliminary election two weeks ago, but since he did not win with an absolute majority, France law required a runoff between the top two candidates. Sunday’s victory means France

will have its first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand, the country’s president from 1981 to 1995. In voting Sarkozy out of office, French voters expressed their discontent over Europe’s debt crisis. Hollande waves to supporters on May 4, 2012. (Francois Mori/AP) French television declared the election for Hollande immediately after the polls closed Sunday. Moments

later, Sarkozy told his supporters that he called Holland to congratulate him, and to concede victory. “I take the responsibility for this loss,” Sarkozy said. “I’m ready to become a French person among French people, and more than ever I have the love for my country deeply ingrained in my heart.” Hollande’s victory could have far-reaching implications on Europe’s debt woes. According to the Associated Press, Hollande has promised a 75-percent income tax on the rich and “wants to re-negotiate a European treaty on trimming budgets to avoid more debt crises of the kind facing Greece.”

China dissident Chen expects Beijing to allow U.S. trip

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BEIJING - Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng said on Monday he expects Beijing to let him and his family travel to the United States without fresh troubles, but remains unsure how long it will take for official approval to come through. Chen, 40, who took shelter in the U.S. embassy for six days after escaping house arrest, said he was still in hospital undergoing checks, which had identified an intestinal problem as enteritis, or chronic inflammation from an apparent infection. “I can’t move around much but I’m feeling better,” he said in a telephone call, sounding more relaxed than last week when he was

at the centre of a diplomatic crisis between the two superpowers just as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was visiting Beijing. After leaving the embassy on Wednesday under a deal that foresaw him staying in China, Chen changed his mind and said he wanted to spend time in the United States to recuperate from the years of imprisonment and harassment that made him one of his country’s most recognized representatives of the “rights defence” movement campaigning for expanded civic freedoms. China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that Chen could apply to study abroad, prompting an offer of a fellowship from New York University, though it remained unclear

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A northern California lake is taking a team of biologists back to the future to study the effects of climate change on the region’s plants and animals. The research, which will examine sediments deposited in Clear Lake throughout the last two glacial cycles, will help California’s scientists, lawmakers and residents understand what to expect as the climate continues to warm.

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Russian riot police disperse opposition protesters in downtown Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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if China would cooperate in the dissident’s travel arrangements. Chen said on Monday that Chinese authorities had no reason to try to block him and his wife and two children from going to the United States. “I still don’t know when I’ll leave, but it shouldn’t be too long,” he said. “The government openly promised to respect my rights as a citizen, and I expect them to live up to that promise,” he added. “If they did try to frustrate my plans, then they’d be slapping their own face, and I don’t think they will do that.” Any more ructions with Beijing over Chen’s future could embolden U.S. critics of President Barack Obama’s China policies as the United States gears up for presidential elections in November.

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A handout photo from the U.S. Embassy Beijing Press office shows blind activist Chen Guangcheng (C) speaking into a phone in Beijing, May 2, 2012.

“We are reconstructing the past to better forecast the future, because we need to know what’s coming in order to adequately prepare for it,” said Cindy Looy, a biologist from UC Berkeley who is leading the project. Located 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of San Francisco, Clear Lake is one of North America’s oldest lakes. Through fossilized plants and animals and chemical records, its sediments preserve a long history of climate and ecosystem changes — up to half a million years’ worth. The sediments that Looy’s team will study were deposited over about 130,000 years. An important event recorded by these sediments happened about 12,000 years ago, when the Earth’s last major set of glaciers began to melt. The rate of global warming then was almost as fast as the rate scientists record today, Looy said in a statement. Looking at the step-by-step ecosystem changes preserved in these sediments will help researchers fine-tune the predictive models they’re developing today.

Another important interval the team will study happened during an earlier glacial cycle, between 130,000 and 113,000 years ago. During this period, the area around Clear Lake grew even warmer than it is today. Changes in the lake’s flora and fauna during this time may look like what northern Californians can expect in the future, Looy said. “There are indications from ice cores and ocean drilling cores that the beginning of the previous interglacial may have been warmer than it is now, which is where it becomes interesting,” Looy said. “We know what the Earth is like at today’s temperature, but a lot of people are trying to predict what will happen if the Earth warms 2-4 degrees Fahrenheit (1-2 degrees Celsius), or even more.” The disk of the Earth as seen by NASA satellite. IBP/ist

Job disability a headache for recovery Reuters

New Galaxy S III phone is bigger and smarter At a press event in London on Thursday that it described as an “unpacking,” Samsung indeed rolled out an impressive array of hardware and software enhancements that the company hopes will help it retain its ranking as the top cellphone-maker in the world. The biggest feature (literally) most consumers will notice is a stunning 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen. That’s about a half-inch larger than Samsung’s Galaxy S II, and significantly bigger than the 3.5-inch high-resolution display on the Apple iPhone 4S. Despite the large screen, the S III actually is a bit thinner than the iPhone 4S

(8.6mm vs. 9.33mm) and is slightly lighter as well (133 grams vs. 140 grams). Besides the screen, consumers are likely to be most interested in the Galaxy S III’s operating system and whether it is closing in on Apple’s iOS, which has been widely considered the market leader since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. The Galaxy S III will run the socalled Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s Android OS (version 4.0). But it’s the features that Samsung has built on top of the OS to address some common cell phone complaints that could help chip away at Apple’s mindshare lead.

unemployment,’” said Richard Burkhauser, a professor of economics at Cornell University. Even though only 35 percent of applicants are awarded disability, those receiving disability benefits now account for 5.6 percent of the working age population, up from about 4.5 percent in 2007. At this rate of growth, Burkhauser estimates that total would reach over 7 percent by 2018. The problem is those on disability rarely return to work, reducing the overall size of the labor

force and weakening the U.S. economy’s growth prospects. Rising gross domestic product (GDP) depends upon a growing workforce and rising productivity. Since the recession began, the share of Americans actively looking for work, known as the labor participation rate, has fallen to 63.6 percent from 66 percent in 2007. Some people give up looking for work temporarily, but the size of the decline has perplexed economists and disability is clearly a factor.

WASHINGTON - Monica Soltes was excited 10 years ago to leave Merrill Lynch and start her own business as an independent financial planner in San Diego. After she fell off a porch at her cousin’s cottage and broke her elbow, her dreams unraveled. Following multiple surgeries that confined her to bed, Soltes was diagnosed with a hormonal disease that is weakening her bones. She also ran out of money, signed up for disability benefits and has been unable to work again. The 47-year-old from Michigan is among the 8.7 million American workers on the U.S. disability rolls, an important part of the social safety net. Since the recession began in 2007, she has been joined by a record number of people seeking disability benefits, raising questions about the program’s solvency and casting a pall over future prospects for U.S. economic growth. Applicants soared to a record high of 2.94 million in 2010, and have held above 18 per 1,000 workers in the past three years - a far higher rate than in previous REUTERS/Lucas Jackson recessions. “There are serious Jobseekers stand in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. concerns that this increase in dis- career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New ability benefits is a type of ‘hidden York April 12, 2012.


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PSG survive horror start to move top Reuters

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Manchester United’s Paul Scholes, left, and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure

City close in on first title since 1968 Reuters

LONDON - Manchester City took a huge step towards their first title for 44 years when they won 2-0 at Newcastle United to stay top of the Premier League on goal difference from Manchester United with one match left. Both teams have 86 points after United beat Swansea City 2-0 at Old Trafford but City’s goal difference of 63 is eight better than United’s and could be the deciding factor in the race. Unless City, who have won 17 and drawn one of their 18 home league matches, drop points against relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers, managed by former City boss and United striker Mark Hughes, and United beat Sunderland, City will claim the title for the third time in their history. If both teams win their final matches, the only way United could clinch their 20th title would be with victory at Sunderland by at least eight goals more than City and even in this wildly unpredictable season that is very unlikely to happen. Roberto Mancini’s men, who have clawed back the eight-point advantage United held a month ago, played superbly to win at Newcastle, whose own hopes of a Champions League place now hang in the balance. Yaya Toure scored twice in the last 20 minutes after being pushed forward by Mancini whose side have now won their last five league games and enjoyed a great week after beating United 1-0 on Monday. Goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young brought some joy

to a subdued Old Trafford crowd, resigned to the nightmare of the title going across town to the club dubbed as “the noisy neighbours” by manager Alex Ferguson when they emerged as a force following the millions spent by owner Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi a few years ago. Ferguson came on the pitch after the game to thank the crowd for their support. “Hopefully, next week will be the biggest celebration of our lives,” he said without much conviction. He said he was hoping Hughes, who was sacked by City to make way for Mancini in 2009, would do them a favour. “Today’s win gives us hope,” he told Sky Sports News. “We’ve got next week and Queens Park Rangers need a point, so you never know. I just wish Sparky (Hughes) was playing,” he joked. “But the right thing for us to do is to go to Sunderland with the right spirit and attitude and try and win the match.” Mancini told the BBC: “It is not finished. It is important that we get three points next week, we need a big effort - there is one game more.

Paris St Germain recovered from a disastrous start to move level with Montpellier on points at the top of Ligue 1 with a dramatic 4-3 victory at Valenciennes on Sunday. PSG were 2-0 down after 11 minutes but goals by Nene, Maxwell, Blaise Matuidi and Jeremy Menez lifted them to 73 points with two games left and they lead Montpellier, who play their game in hand against Stade Rennes on Monday, on goal difference. Champions Lille, who are third on 68 points, still have an outside chance of winning the title going into their home game against Caen on Monday. Olympique Lyon lost any real hope of securing a Champions League spot next season when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Stade Brest that left them eight points behind Lille with three games left. At Valenciennes, the PSG defence cracked twice in the opening 11 minutes but Carlo Ancelotti’s side were brilliant up front and eventually sealed a much-waited win. Valenciennes went ahead on eight minutes when Vincent Aboubakar netted with a deflected crossed shot. Three minutes later, Salvatore Sirigu failed to block Abaoubakar’s low shot and Remi Gomis poked the ball home to make it 2-0. It took PSG only three muinutes to hit back as Nene collected a fine chip from Jeremy Menez in the area to fire past Nicolas Penneteau. Nene set up Maxwell with a through pass five minutes from the interval for his fellow Brazilian to beat Penneteau with a low, angled shot. PSG went 3-2 up on the stroke of halftime when Matuidi latched on to Javier Pastore’s defence-splitting pass. Menez wrapped up victory shortly before the hour by curling a low shot into the net after being set up by Nene. Renaud Cohade pulled one back for Valenciennes with a direct free kick on 85 minutes. Earlier, Lyon’s hopes of playing in the Champions League for the 13th season in a row were almost certainly crushed at Stade Brest. “It’s almost over (for third place) now,” centre back Cris told French TV Channel Foot +. “We played well in the first half, we had a lot of chances but we sank physically after the break.”

Standings 1 Manchester City

2 Manchester United 3 Arsenal

37 27 5 5 90 27 86

37 27 5 5 88 33 86

37 20 7 10 71 47 67

“QPR will be tough, they are fighting for relegation. Nothing changes. It is ours to lose. It doesn’t depend on other teams anymore.”

5 Newcastle United

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6 Chelsea

36 17 10 9 62 41 61

7 Everton

37 14 11 12 47 39 53

8 Fulham

37 14 10 13 48 49 52

9 Liverpool

6 13 10 13 43 38 49

The Champions League places and final relegation spots will also be decided on the last day. Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to leapfrog Arsenal and move into third when they were held 1-1 at Aston Villa despite dominating the game. Ciaran Clark put Villa ahead in the 35th minute and Emmanuel Adebayor equalised for Spurs with a 61st-minute penalty. A Spurs victory would have left their destiny in their own hands against Fulham next week, a match defender Danny Rose will miss after a red card for a two-footed lunge on ex-Spurs team mate Alan Hutton. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp told the BBC: “We dominated the second half but we couldn’t get the second goal. It’s all to play for next week there are so many permutations.”

4 Tottenham Hotspur

37 19 9 9 64 41 66

37 19 8 10 55 48 65

10 West Bromwich Albion 11 Sunderland

12 Swansea City

37 11 12 14 45 45 45

13 Norwich City

37 13 8 16 43 49 47 37 11 11 15 43 51 44

37 11 11 15 50 66 44

14 Stoke City

37 11 11 15 34 51 44

15 Aston Villa

37 7 17 13 37 51 38

16 Queens Park Rangers 17 Wigan Athletic

37 10 7 20 41 63 37

36 9 10 17 38 60 37

18 Bolton Wanderers

37 10 5 22 44 75 35

19 Blackburn Rovers

36 8 7 21 47 75 31

R20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 5 10 22 38 79 25

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Ocean Blue has never paid taxes since 2008

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Mangupura (Bali Post)—

Ocean Blue Pool Villa at Kampial, Benoa village, South Kuta, is in arrears with taxes of fantastic amount reaching billions of rupiahs. Even, the Ocean Blue Pool Villa has the highest tax arrears in Badung. This matter was revealed in a raid performed by Badung Revenue Office (Dispenda), public order agency (Satpol PP), Badung Government Tourism Office and Economic Section of Badung Government on Saturday (May 5). From the raid was also known if a number of permits of the villa owned by a South Korean had expired. Secretary of the Badung Revenue Office, AA Arimayun, when asked for his confirmation on Sunday (May 6) said if the Ocean Blue Pool Villa had had tax arrears since 2008. Since that time, the villa had never paid taxes to government. Although he did not mention the exact amount, Arimayun stated if based on the data owned by the Badung Revenue Office, the tax arrears were the highest in Badung. While based on information, the tax arrears of the Ocean Blue Pool Villa were touted to reach IDR 16 billion. In the raid, General Manager of the Ocean Blue, Jin Hur Dna, admitted that his party got financial difficulties so that he was unable to pay taxes. Likewise, his party admitted if he would submit a scheduling proposal of tax arrears settlement to government within this week. In response to the matter, Arimayun confirmed that tax debt payment scheduling could not be granted by government haphaz-

ardly. A number of mechanisms should be passed through. The Revenue Office should examine first the financial statements of the villa. This would become one of the basic considerations for scheduling of the tax debt installment. If the assessment indicated that financial statements of the company were able to pay, then there would be no reason for taxpayer to request debt payment scheduling. “We have asked the company to submit its financial statement within a week,” said Arimayun. Aside from tax arrears, the raid held last weekend also revealed that as of March 2012, the permit of business location (SITU), disturbance permit (HO) and business licenses of the Ocean Blue Pool Villa had expired. Relevant agencies had actually issued a reprimand, too. To follow up this matter, the management of Ocean Blue Pool Villa was requested to meet the summons to the office of public order agency within this week. (kmb25)

Six gang members captured by police Denpasar (Bali Post)-

Violence done by a motorcycle gang not only happened in Jakarta but also in Denpasar where six High School pupils children of Indonesian Army Members initialled Gst. MD ER (17), BAP (16), AF (17), GVA (17), YD (17) and DW MD AR (16), expected to be members of a motorcycle gang last Saturday (5/5) were captured by East Denpasar Police Criminal Research Troops for violent robbery of a helmet towards two victims Ahmad Arlan (17) and Muhamad Ahyar (19) who lived at Diponegoro Street, Denpasar. Information compiled last Sunday (6/5) stated that the six accused were pupils of public and private high schools. They took action at Penjaitan Street, Denpasar last Tuesday (1/5) at 9.30 pm local time. The modus by following victims and stopped them in the middle of

the street who were on one motorcycle. As they managed to stop victims, they hit victims and took their helmets. “Accused were on 3 motorcycles, two on each, one bike stopped victims’ bike while others hit victims,” a source stated. As they got the items, the six accused left two victims at scene. Victims then reported it to East Denpasar Police and luckily victims took note of one of accused motorcycle, a Yamaha Mio motorcycle DK 5510. From the investigation, the vehicle number lead to an Indonesian Army Dormitory at Kepano, South Denpasar and so each accused were captured since 11 am local time on Saturday. The six admitted to have done it for fun and this is the first time they did it. The case is still being investigated further as stated by Head of the Police, APC I Wayan Parwata. (kmb21)

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The damage sidewalks in Klungkung which had just been repaired for a few month

After few months

Arrangement project of Semarapura town turns damaged Semarapura (Bali Post)—

Nowadays, it seems very difficult to get a quality government project. For instance, few months after completed, the project has been damaged. It also happened to pavement project related to the restructuring of Semarapura town worked on by provincial government. Not more than two months after the handover, the pavement had been broken or in a mess. Before handover, many parts of the project were damaged requiring the Secretary of Klungkung Ketut Janapria to send a reprimand to implementer of the provincial project through the Agency of Regional Development (Bappeda) Klungkung. As seen on Sunday (May 6), the pavement located on the T-junction in front of the former Parliament Hall of Klungkung (Jalan Gajah Mada) collapsed whereas it had just been accomplished recently. Similar damage could also be encountered at some other points. The pavement works seemed to have been installed haphazardly. As consequence, the paving blocks would easily come off when slightly affected by rain.

“Many parts of this pavement project indicate if the project was worked on carelessly. It cannot be passed through by vehicle, let alone be hit by rain splash. It will be easily detached,” criticized Chairman of the Community Security and Order Forum of Klungkung, Sugiana. If such a condition was neglected, Sugiana worried it would become a habit of government harming the public. “Well, if this kind of incident (inferior project) happens, where should people go to complain?” he questioned. The project giving impression to have been worked on perfunctorily, added Sugiana, could also be encountered on Jalan Teratai and installation of pavement around the Puputan Klungkung Square and Cultural Center. “Installation of the pavement was also carried out perfunctorily and this can narrow the road body. Moreover, the placement of material is also done haphazardly, it is very disturbing,” added Sugiana. According to him, the pavement project was a series with the arrangement or revitalization of the Semarapura old town. (kmb20)


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Electric pole hit motorcyclist Gianyar (Bali Post) –

Two electricity poles at Dharmagiri Street, Gianyar ,collapsed with one of them hitting a motorcycle driver, I Ketut Darmawan (31) from Wanayu, Bedulu while bringing his son I Made Adiwirawan (5) last Sunday (6/5) which got a light wound and rushed to Sanjiwani Hospital. Apparently the collapse can be seen it will happen since midnight as stated by a resident, Widianto Putra, who got his house fences also damaged. “At that time it was raining heavily and electricity got cut off. I saw outside, the electricity pole on the south was diagonal,” Widianto stated. The diagonal pole was then reported to State Electricity Company (PLN) by phone. Workers checked to location but then left again and the pole fell around 8.30 am local time. The incident cause attention and police secured the location. From the information received, the pole was actually a new pole placed a few months ago. Before, the pole was in the middle of a resident’s land next to a river. The heavy rain seemed to cause the soil unstable. According to PLN worker, Irwan, after he checked to location he then cut off the electricity current and reported to Police to close that part of the road. Yet some vehicle users ignored the forbidden sign and became a victim to it. Luckily with the electricity off, victim was not electrified. (kmb16) IBP/File

The abrasion which happen in Pengambengan Village, Jembrana.

Abrasion victims at Pengambengan

A family remains to hold out in tent Negara (Bali Post)—

A family at Pengambengan village whose house was destroyed by abrasion some time ago, still held out in a tent near his house. Among several houses affected by the disaster, only the family of Muh Dewasa remained to withstand in tent so far. He had no other choice because his house was destroyed and could no longer be occupied. Based on information compiled at Pengambengan on Sunday (May 6), Dewasa actually had started to build a modest house at another location, but it had not finished yet so that his family was unable to occupy it. Up to now, he still survived in a tent given by government set up near his house. Meanwhile, his newly built house actually lacked of materials and he had no money. On that account, he was currently forced to survive in a makeshift tent. In the tent, he lived along with his wife, children and parent-in-laws. Unlike the other victims whose

house was not too badly eroded by the waves, some of them remained to live at location. Dewasa used to be called Amat admitted that his house wall required seven pieces of plaited bamboo. At the moment, he just had three pieces and even those pieces were obtained from the village help. If he could not get the remaining pieces, he would use tarpaulin to replace them. Among the 14 families becoming the victims of abrasion at Pengambengan, most have moved to new house, while some others still lived at the original location.

Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Jembrana Government, Suherman, told journalists that his party would make coordination with the Negara subdistrict head related to the abrasion victims at Pengambengan village. Regarding the victims of abrasion at Candikusuma village, Melaya subdistrict, his party had established modest houses to be occupied temporarily. Of the 85 families of victim at Candikusuma village, all families had lived in a modest house, while the tents would be dismantled in the near future. (kmb26)

Return sellers to kiosks Agency emphasizes on friendly method Singaraja (Bali Post) –

Following the fish market kiosks at Anturan Village, Buleleng, left behind, Fishery and Sea Agency of Buleleng took serious step where the sellers who now placed themselves at the road sides of Singaraja-Seririt were guided to go back to the kiosks prepared on the north of the bridge at the village as stated by Head of the Agency, Nyoman Sutrisna, last Sunday (6/5). The guidance was done with the village’s authority by taking disciplinary and suggesting them to go back. Those who have been selling on the three ways to Celuk Agung Hotel were also asked to move there so no jealousy was created. Meanwhile for buyers, the agency tried to introduce the fish market to the public. Sutrisna stated if there are still those still ignoring, the problem will be handed to Justice Team of Buleleng Government such as further disciplinary. As told before, the fish market kiosks built by the Agency a few years ago seemed unused as sellers prefer to sell on the roadsides. Seller think government hasn’t been fair as they have let some sellers selling on the roadsides such as the road towards Celuk Agung Hotel. This condition cause social jealousy between sellers. This roadside has been sellers place for years. After building a more representative place, they were suggested to move meanwhile with its previous location gone, roadsides sellers moved to the north side. (kmb)

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Supporting casts lifts Lakers past Nuggets 92-88 Associated Press Writer

DENVER — Crunch time for the Los Angeles Lakers usually belongs to Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol. Not this time. Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake put the dagger in the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, swishing 3-pointers in the final minute to lead the Lakers to a 92-88 comeback win that gave L.A. a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven first-round series. The Lakers can wrap it up Tuesday night when the series shifts back to Southern California for Game 5. Bryant (22 points, eight rebounds, six assists) and Bynum (19 points, seven boards and three blocks) had bounce-back games and Gasol came up with huge plays at both ends as the Lakers controlled the tempo by grabbing 19 offensive rebounds, stymieing the faster, younger Nuggets who blew them out in Game 3. With the game tied in the final minute, however, it was the Lakers’ supporting cast that iced it. “They got the two 3s to go down at the end of the game,” Nuggets coach George Karl said, “but conceptually what we’re trying to do at the end of the game is not let Kobe, Bynum and Gasol beat you.” Instead, it was Sessions and Blake — after top reserve Jordan Hill sparked a comeback from a six-point halftime deficit with a double-double off the bench. “Sessions has hit big 3s. Even when I was out he hit some big 3s to win games. He did it again tonight. I have confidence in him,” Bryant said. “If you’re observing the game in the third quarter, I hit Sessions for an open shot, Blake for an open shot and (Matt) Barnes for an open shot and they missed all three of them. George, being observant as he is, saw I was (ticked). I was and (he) didn’t think I would trust them at the end of the game to

knock down those shots, but they stepped up and knocked them down.” With the game tied at 86, Danilo Gallinari was covering Bryant when a hard screen from Gasol sent the Italian to the floor grabbing his throat. While Gallinari stayed down, Sessions’ 3-pointer from just in front of the Nuggets bench put the Lakers ahead 89-86 with 48 seconds remaining. “It was a tough pick, you’ve got to expect that in the playoffs,” Gallinari said. “I’ve got to be ready and play defense. Unfortunately, they hit a big shot out of that.” Andre Miller was whistled for basket interference at the other end, and Bryant found Blake for a 3-pointer from the left corner with 18.9 seconds left for a six-point cushion, L.A.’s biggest of the night. Sessions, whose acquisition from Cleveland this spring led to the trade of five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher, finished with 12 points, and Blake had 10. “Those are tough shoes to fill because he had experience,” Bryant said of Fisher, who’s now with the Oklahoma City Thunder. “But you have to start somewhere. Fish and I started somewhere. ... This was the beginning for them.” Gallinari led the Nuggets with 20 points, and Miller had 15.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake, left, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, center, of Italy, as Lakers guard Kobe Bryant looks on in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 92-88 victory in Game 4 of the teams’ first-round NBA basketball series in Denver on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Azarenka, Sharapova advance in Madrid Reuters

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Russia’s Maria Sharapova hits a forehand volley when beating Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Sunday, April 29, 2012.

MADRID - The top two seeds advanced to the Madrid Open second round on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka dispatched Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 6-4 and Maria Sharapova crushed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0 6-2. Making a less auspicious debut on the unfamiliar blue clay, a controversial innovation at this year’s edition of the event, was 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, who was upset 6-4 6-7 6-3 by American qualifier Varvara Lepchenko. Azarenka, the world number one and runner-up in Madrid last year, dealt efficiently with the potential threat from Rus-

sian Kuznetsova, another former French Open champion who had beaten the Belarussian in four of their six previous meetings. Azarenka has been in blistering form this year, however, with 29 wins, four titles including her first grand slam at the Australian Open which catapulted her to number one, and just two defeats. Second-ranked Sharapova was coming into the Madrid event following her win over Azarenka in last week’s Stuttgart final, her first title of the year and 25th overall, and swatted aside the 56th-ranked Begu who was making her debut at the premier event in the Spanish capital. The Russian will be looking to complete her collection of

grand slams at Roland Garros starting later this month, the only one of the four she has not won. Former number ones Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic had contrasting matches as both progressed into the second round. Dane Wozniacki, the sixth seed, had to battle past Kazakhstan’s Ksenia Pervak 7-6 3-6 6-4, while Ivanovic of Serbia, the 13th seed, dismissed French qualifier Mathilde Johansson 6-4 6-1. The Williams sisters are in action on Monday, with ninth-seed Serena playing her first-round match against Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Venus, playing on a wildcard, meeting Angelique Kerber of Germany in the second round.


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Lorenzo says beating Stoner was impossible Jorge Lorenzo reckons beating Casey Stoner to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix was an impossible task despite shadowing him for much of the race. Having lost ground to the rapid-starting Stoner on the first couple of laps, Lorenzo (Yamaha) began to haul the Australian in and finished the race tucked right in behind the Honda. He says however that Stoner had too much energy and pace for him to ever mount a challenge, and that after a ‘nightmare’ weekend he was delighted with second. “The bike was very good, a lot better in the race than in practice, but the only problem was Casey,” Lorenzo said.

“He was very strong, so for me it was impossible to beat him. “We had a nightmare during the weekend so to be honest we didn’t even expect second, but we solved a lot of our problems [overnight before the race]. “I had a problem at the start because I banged the clutch, so that was losing me time on the straight for the first laps and Casey went. “After that the bike worked well, but the problem was Casey had something more. At the end I didn’t have the energy to pass, and my only opportunity was in the chicane but it was too risky. I wanted the points from second.”

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Poor families got house renovation from “Bali TV”

Vice Governor of Bali participates in renovation Tirta from Sinabun village. Over these years, those families living in poor conditions with house that not suitable to live in. Made Sutama, for example, he doesn’t have steady job. One of his eyes got blind during an

accident ten years ago. He lives with his wife, Made Darminingsih and a son, Putu Yudiartama, and his mother, Luh Sekar. Sutama’s father passed away ten years ago. The house that they lived in was an old house that built around

1940. The wall of the house made from clay. The same renovation also happened in Karangasem. One of the houses that being renovated was belongs to I Wayan Nada. Continued on page 6

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in the incident and replaced by Marco Amelia but it was Inter keeper Julio Cesar who found himself in the spotlight. The Brazilian conceded a penalty one minute before halftime when he was judged to have tripped Kevin-Prince Boateng as he dived at the Ghanaian’s feet, though replays clearly showed he got his hand to the ball first. Julio Cesar attempted to distract penalty-taker Ibrahimovic but sticking out his tongue but the Swede took no notice and calmly fired the ball into the corner. Ibrahimovic struck again less than one minute after the restart when he collected the ball on the edge of the area following a clever Boateng dummy, got free of the Inter defence and nonchalantly chipped the ball over Julio Cesar for his 28th goal of the season.

Mirko Vucinic set Juventus on their had to win to stay in the hunt. They made way in Trieste, Cagliari’s adopted home a dreadful start as their defence froze at for the remainder of this season, with a a free kick, allowing Walter Samuel to fifth-minute goal and Michele Canini put ghost in and knock the ball into the path through his own net in the 74th minute. of Milito who scored from close range There were chaotic scenes at the end as in the 14th minute. Juventus fans invaded the pitch to join Inter had claims for a second goal the celebrations for a record 28th title, when Esteban Cambiasso’s effort was acheived in the first season under coach scrambled away by goalkeeper Christian Antonio Conte. Abbiati amid suspicions that the ball may The Sardinians have been forced to have crossed the line. Abbiati was injured play their home games in Trieste, 800 kilometres from Cagliari on the Italian mainland because of safety problems at the intimidating Stadio Sant’Elia. Juventus, still unbeaten after 37 matches, have 81 points, four clear of Milan, the defending champions. They last won Serie A in 2003, having been stripped of the 2005 and 2006 titles over the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal. “It’s extraordinary, fantastic,” Conte told reporters after winning the title in his first season in charge. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was gracious in defeat. “Juventus deserved to win the title, we’ll try again next year,” he said. Juventus got off to a dream start when Vucinic sprang the Cagliari offside trap to run onto Leonardo Bonucci’s pass and scored with an angled shot after five minutes. Canini’s misfortune, when he inadREUTERS/Giorgio Perottino vertently turned the ball into his own net in attempting to get to Martin Caceres’ Juventus’ Marco Borriello (unseen) celebrates with his team mates after cross before Marco Boriello, meant that scoring against Cagliari during their Serie A soccer match at the Nereo all eyes were on San Siro where Milan Rocco stadium in Trieste May 6, 2012.

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2011 MotoGP World Champion rider Casey Stoner, from Australia, steers his Honda as he leads the race in front MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo, from Spain, at the back of him, and MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa, from Spain, background, during Portugal Grand Prix at the Estoril racetrack in Sintra, outside Lisbon, Sunday, May 6, 2012.

MILAN - Juventus won Serie A for the first time since the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal on Sunday, clinching the title with a 2-0 win at Calgiari as AC Milan lost 4-2 to arch-rivals Inter in a stormy derby. Diego Milito scored a hat-trick including two penalties for Inter, who hit back after falling 2-1 behind early in the second half while Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed both Milan goals, the first a highly controversial penalty.

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Vice Governor of Bali A.A. Puspayoga (first row, left) talking with Nada before the renovation of Nada’s house on Sunday, 7 May, 2012.

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Siamese twin babies get help from foreigners

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DENPASAR — Trials of life to Siamese twin babies from Buleleng touched the heart of Australian media and provided assistance to the babies and couple Nyoman Suardana and Nyoman Sukarini either through coverage and material assistance. Australian media paid attention to the fate of Amelia and Emilia after reading the story in local media. Apart from coverage, material assistance was also provided for the family from Singaraja. It was revealed by the father to twin babies, Suardana. He explained that one of the Australian media

covering the story of his babies gave assistance to pay the rental of boarding room where he and his wife lived while in Denpasar during her treatment in Sanglah Hospital. “We were asked to look

for a boarding room and they will pay for the rental,” said Suardana gratefully. Though being paid, Suardana initially chose a simple boarding room without facilities but located close to Sanglah Hospital. But, he added that the Australian media asked him to find out a more complete room. “I wish to look for a modest room, but was asked to find the one with room amenities,” said Suardana. Now, he and his wife were no longer confused to seek a shelter

in Denpasar because other than being close, the room also had adequate facilities. “I found out a boarding room near the hospital because my wife has not well recovered from the C-section surgery,” said Suardana. But according to Suardana, her caesarean stitches would be opened on Tuesday. With closeness of the mother to her babies, the breastfeeding for both babies would also be faster and easier.

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