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Monday, July 8, 2013 Traders of the art markets are in anxiety

Top fugitive Italian cocaine boss nabbed in Bogota


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The city of San Leandro is seen behind a Boeing 777 airplane that crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing.

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Asiana jet crashes in San Francisco

Two killed, 182 injured Agence France-Presse

SAN FRANCISCO - An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 passenger jet crashed and burst into flames Saturday as it landed short of the runway at San Francisco International Airport, killing two people and injuring 182 others. Flight 214 had 307 people -- 291 passengers and 16 crew -- on board when it left Seoul. The aircraft apparently struck a rocky area at the water’s edge short of the runway at the airport -- a major international hub, especially for flights to and from Asia. “It is incredible and very lucky that we have so many survivors. But there are still many that are critically injured,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee who also sent condolences to the families of those killed and hurt. The plane’s tail “hit the runway and the aircraft veered to the left out of the runway,” South Korea’s transportation ministry said in a statement Sunday from Seoul. It was the first fatal crash involving an Asiana passenger plane since June 1993, when an Asiana Boeing 737 crashed into a mountain in South Korea, killing 68. Pictures showed the tail detached from the fuselage, and the landing gear had also sheared off. “At this time there are two fatalities,” the city’s fire

chief Joanne Hayes-White said. One of the two dead “carried a Chinese passport,” and the nationality of the other victim was unclear, said Lee Jeong-Gwan, the foreign ministry’s ambassador for overseas Koreans and consular affairs, told reporters, quoting a US forensic in touch with South Korean officials. No one was unaccounted for, US officials said, revising downwards an earlier estimate of dozens. The remainder of those on board, 123, were uninjured. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said there was no indication that terrorism was to blame for the crash. Survivor Elliott Stone told CNN that as it came in to land, it appeared the plane “sped up, like the pilot knew he was short.” “And then the back end just hit and flies up in the air and everybody’s head goes up to the ceiling.” Video footage showed the jet on its belly surrounded by firefighters with debris scattered on the runway and

in the surrounding area. “It looked normal at first... the wheels were down,” an unidentified man who witnessed the crash told CNN. “It just hit (the seawall) like that and the whole thing just collapsed immediately. “It just pancaked immediately. The wings caught on the tarmac.” A team of experts from the National Transportation Safety Board was heading to San Francisco to investigate the crash landing. A four-member South Korean government team was also heading to inspect the site of the accident, officials in Seoul said. “Everything is on the table at this point,” NTSB chairwoman Debbie Hersman told reporters in Washington when asked if pilot error was to blame. “We have to gather the facts before we reach any conclusions.” One dramatic photo tweeted by a survivor showed people streaming out of the jet following the crash-landing. An inflatable slide was at the front entrance. Other emergency exits also appeared to have been used. “I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok,” the passenger, David Eun, wrote on Twitter. But another photo from above showed a more distressing scene, with most of the roof of the plane missing and the cabin seating area charred by fire. The aircraft’s wings were still attached.

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Bali News Taxi drivers have confidence not to be rivaled by Trans Sarbagita


The Sukawati Art Market in Gianyar

Traders of the art markets are in anxiety HOLIDAY season brings in a hope for traders in the art markets, both in Sukawati and in the other art markets in Gianyar. Nevertheless, some traders of the art market lose their hope due to the mushrooming growth of souvenir markets. Moreover, proliferation of the alleged corruption in the current leadership of Bali and some regions makes them sad. It indicates if the officials and leaders of Bali only think of their own life. Small communities like traders requiring a regulation to protect their economic viability are still marginalized. Many hopes of small communities like the traders of Sukawati leaned on the government cannot have been materialized until now. One of them is the protection against the presence of rampant souvenir markets. Moreover, in the next leadership, the community increasingly worries because their presence will get eroded by the presence of employers having large capital. Previously, the presence of a souvenir markets during the previous administration was poorly controlled and considered the cause of the decline in the tradi-

tional art market. One of the traders in Guwang Art Market, Wayan Wastawan, recently hoped the government to provide protection in the case of policies for traders of the art market. The program to encourage traditional markets and the art markets should not just become a discourse. Meanwhile, based on recent monitoring, daily crowded and jostling condition was no longer found in Sukawati Art Market. Even, such condition had not been visible within the past two years. Like on Saturday (Jun 6), though it was still on holiday season, the visit to the art market was much different from holiday season a few years ago. In daily condition, the local and foreign tourist arrivals continued to diminish. Such condition was perceived

by traders after the Bali bombing and the climax happened when a number of souvenir shops proliferated at the entrance of Gianyar and some places in Bali like Denpasar. “Since the growth of souvenir shops owned by large investors, the visit to the art market soon dropped drastically,” said Dewa Nyoman Alit, one of the fashion traders in Sukawati Art Market, some time ago. Moreover, after the gubernatorial election, they were still made anxious whether the government policy remained the same as before. Traders worried to die by degrees. Small traders in the market amounted to a thousand people. When the tourist arrival continued to decline, at least six thousand people would be affected, he said. (kmb16)

OPERATION of the Trans Sarbagita into the Ngurah Rai International Airport effective on July 1 was relaxingly responded by the taxi drivers operating so far in the area. Dozens of drivers roaming around the arrival gates claimed to have confidence with the presence of the public transport because it would not be going to interfere with their business area. Made Sutarnaja, for instance, was one of the Ngurah Rai Taxi drivers met when offering services to passengers on Saturday (Jul 6). The man spending time at the airport did not consider to be rivaled by the presence of Sarbagita. “Well ... it did not affect us, Sir. Even, the days ahead of fasting month are very influential. Visitors coming to Bali decreased compared to the usual days,” he said. According to him, the existence of Trans Sarbagita placed about 100 meters eastwards of the car parking lot was far away from the tourist arrival, so that passengers would prefer to take taxis available close to the arrival gate. “It (Sarbagita—Ed) is only intended for the employee transportation service. If today is deserted it happens due to the period of fasting month,” he said while hurrying to approach a passenger. Sutantra, another driver of the Ngurah Rai Taxi, also admitted if the presence of Trans Sarbagita would not affect their business. “The authorized transportation service here is only the Ngurah Rai Taxi service, while the other transport or taxi service is not allowed. Therefore, it has no impact,” said Sutantra confidently. He said that similar to other public transport modes such as the Blue Bird Taxi, Wahana Taxi, illegal taxi, motor taxi and including the Trans Sarbagita were only allowed to take passengers outside the airport area. “At least, they (public transport) may take passengers outside the airport, so that it has no impact,” he said. General Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai International Airport, Purwanto, when asked for his confirmation on the operation of Trans Sarbagita in the Ngurah Rai Airport ensured the presence of public transport would not disturb the public transport so far serving the passengers at the airport. “It has no impact because they have different market. Moreover, foreign tourists wishing to go to their hotel from the airport may not use Trans Sarbagita because they do not know the route covered. Moreover, they bring along many luggage, so that they will choose a taxi,” he said. He mentioned the presence of Trans Sarbagita at the airport was to serve the community or employees that so far

drove private vehicle. Total employees working in the international airport reached 7,000 people, where 1,500 people of them were employees under the PT Angkasa Pura I. “In principle, it is for the airport community that so far has been using private vehicle. The presence of public transport will facilitate their access to the airport without facing congestion. It can be imagined if they all drive a private vehicle,” he said. His party had made coordination with relevant agencies, namely the Transportation Agency and the transport entrepreneurs in the airport so as not to cause problems in the future. “We’ve discussed about it with the agencies here, so that it will not result in any problems. Similarly, we will also examine the public transport, especially the taxis allowed to get into the airport in order to avoid a monopoly,” he exclaimed. Meanwhile, based on observation of Bali Post to the temporary bus stop of Trans Sarbagita, the people taking advantage of the facility stayed to look minimal. Even, from the 12 trips of Trans Sarbagita passing the region, they only carried five passengers. Operation Manager of the Trans Sarbagita, Ida Bagus Parsa, said the Trans Sarbagita buses having served the Ngurah Rai Airport since July 1 actually posed a new trial by means of 5 units of the borrowing bus from Corridor II (Batu Bulan-Nusa Dua) while waiting for the bus aid from central government. He explained the trial of Trans Sarbagita to the airport was also intended to validate the field data on the travel time because the data obtained from the test results on April 12 underwent many changes after the completion of the Dewa Ruci intersection and pipeline project along the Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai. “It is also a part of our socialization after the coordination meeting with the Angkasa Pura, airport authority, Land Transportation Organization (Organda) and other stakeholders,” he explained. Further, he said the main service targets were the employees working within the airport environment totally amounting to some 8,000 workers. “Response to the entry of Trans Sarbagita into the airport was quite good. However, the number of passenger stayed a few. On that account, we continue to urge through their unit leadership so that the workers will use Trans Sarbagita bus service,” he said while adding that to optimize the services in the future his party was still waiting for the aid from central government. (wid/par)

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Foreign tourists to Bali up 5.27 percent Antara

DENPASAR - The number of foreign tourists to Bali rose 5.27 percent to 1,21 million people from January to May 2013 compared to the same period last year. “Most of them came directly from their countries through Ngurah Rai Airport,” Head of National Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali office Gede Suarsa said. Suarasa added the number of foreigners arriving through seaport only at 19.524 people. Bali province has set the tourist arrival target for 2013 at 2,8 million, smaller than the number of foreigners had visited Bali in 2012 at 2,94 million. Suarsa said the local administration has made some efforts to reach the target, such as promoting tourism to some countries of origins of foreigners who often visited Bali. IBP/File Photo

Tourists flocked in Tanah Lot, Tabanan. The number of foreign tourists to Bali rose 5.27 percent to 1,21 million people from January to May 2013 compared to the same period last year.

Speedboat catches fire in Sanur Antara

DENPASAR - A speedboat carrying 31 passengers caught fire on its way from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan in Bali province on Saturday, leaving five people injured. All the victims, one of them French tourist, were rushed to a nearby hospital, spokesman of the Denpasar city police Adj Comr Ida Bagus Made Sarjana said. Four of the victims were allowed to return home after receiving medical treatment, while the French

tourist identified as Monched was referred to BMC Kuta hospital at his own request, he said. The speedboat which left Sanur beach at around 09.00 a.m. local time caught fire 50 meters away from the beach, eyewitnesses said. All passengers panicked, with some of them jumping into the sea to avoid the fire. Sarjana said some of the injured were seated in the back row close to the source of fire.

Four of the victims sustained minor injuries, with one of them identified as Ketut Arti suffering burns on his leg and foot, he said. He said the other victims, identified as Kadek Putra (44), Komang Sudarsana (34), and Made Ariawan (38) were rushed to Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. “Our officers are still investigating the case and the skipper is still being questioned,” he said. A rescue team doing simulation to help victims in the water. A speedboat carrying 31 passengers caught fire on its way from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan in Bali province on Saturday, leaving five people injured.

ANTARA FOTO/Fiqman Sunandar

New eco school opens in Denpasar IBP

DENPASAR - Trihita Alam Eco School is empowering students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-oriented learning. Trihita Alam Eco School is all about educating Bali’s youth with exciting methods that focus on interactive learning that is both actionpacked and fun. Educating Bali’s youth from kindergarten forward will ensure a future of healthy living that is in harmony with nature via the knowledge of sustainability practices and principles including proper waste management and recycling, organic gardening and composting, exercise and healthy eating, and more. Their vision is to build an education system that will encourage every child to love the way they are learning as compared to traditional methods. Exciting field trips, guest speakers, and regularly occurring hands-on activities (including those for the the body, mind , and soul) that will endlessly captivate our children’s’ attention, creating an environment that is conducive for personal development. Each child will flourish with their newly acquired knowledge and will grow in a way that is unique to their interests and abilities.


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Monday, July 8, 2013


Effigy chamber in Dalem Temple of Baluk burglarized Negara (Bali Post)—

Effigy chamber (gedong simpen) in the Dalem Temple of Baluk, Negara, was burglarized by unknown culprit on Thursday (Jul 4). The door of chamber shrine used to store the sanctified effigy (pratima) was found open. Reportedly, no single item stored in the chamber shrine vanished. The temple priest, Ni Made Suci, confirmed on Friday (Jul 5) the burglary incident and was just known around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. A number of residents coming to the temple for a cleanup activity before temple ceremony saw the chamber normally closed and locked was opened. Although it was open, no sanctified effigies and kris dagger stored inside

were missing. Local residents were then checking the temple area if there was missing item. Fortunately, they found nothing missing or any destruction in the other parts of the temple. They said that police had come down to location after receiving the report. Residents alleged if the perpetrator got into the temple by jumping over the fence. Probably, the burglar wanted to take the sesari or the oblation money. The temple priest also expressed that similar incident also occurred last year. However, the perpetrator managed to take away a pabuan kempu and kettle. The perpetrator possibly thought if they were valuables, but such ritual paraphernalia could be easily found in the market. (kmb26)

The House pessimistic if dormant cruise quay can be functioned Amlapura (Bali Post)— IBP/File

The long queue is seen in one of the ga station in Denpasar

Maintain stock volume, petrol stations increase capital up to 50 percent Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The entrepreneurs of petrol stations continued to maintain the volume of fuel stocks to avoid shortages. Even, they had to raise their capital up to 50 percent after the increase of the subsidized fuel price. The Division Head of Petrol Station, the Association of Petrol Station Owners (Hiswana Migas) Bali, Ida Bagus Rai, said on Friday (Jun 5) the capital increase to cover the increase that should be made by the employers was not followed by an increase in profits. As a result, it had an impact on their income. “We have to inject additional capital up to 50 percent of the fuel stock after the subsidized fuel price hike,” he said. According to him, the margin of the petrol station entrepreneur per liter so far was only under 2.7 percent. The margin per liter was only around IDR 150 to IDR 205. For petrol stations having received the Pasti Pas Silver certification, their margin could reach IDR 205

per liter. Meanwhile, the petrol station under the non-Pasti Pas category could only reach IDR 150 per liter. “The selling price of our fuel has been set and so has our profit margin. However, the government, in this case the Pertamina, has not adjusted the margin. Our profit margin could be under 2 percent,” he said. He said the government had promised to adjust the profit margin of the petrol station entrepreneurs. Based on information received, the adjustment to profit margin of petrol station stayed to be constrained by administrative matters. They hoped the obstacles could be resolved soon, so that the margins could be adjusted. “Hope-

fully, the margin adjustment by the government can be realized this month,” he hoped. He mentioned the petrol station businessman lay in precarious position. When the production costs and the capital increased, the margin obtained did not correspond. Even, the problem faced so far like the shrinkage and leakage could not be resolved until now. “Hopefully, there will be an improvement to such condition,” he said. After the subsidized fuel price hike some time ago, the fuel sales nationally decreased by 15 percent. However, as acknowledged, his petrol station even showed an increase. He estimated the increase in fuel sales happened due to long holiday. (kmb27)

A number of legislators of the Karangasem House delivered their pessimism if the long-stalled Tanah Ampo cruise terminal could be functioned. One of the legislators, I Nyoman Sadra, said in the working meeting on Friday (Jul 5) discussing about the accountability statement report of the Karangasem Regent for fiscal year 2012 that the society also was pessimistic if the quay project worth IDR 150 billion could be functioned to prosper the poor. Sadra said that his party was visited by residents questioning how a large cruise ship could berth on the quay. Though having spent the budget of the state as well as the joint-venture of Bali Province and Karangasem County worth over IDR 150 billion, the quay floor was vibrating and shaking when hit by waves. The residents said that when they were relaxing and fishing on the dormant quay floor, it was shaking when hit by huge waves. It happened because the waves at Labuan Amuk were ferocious and had strong currents, so that the sea water was not calm like pond as commonly used for a quay. Chief of Labuan customary village, I Gede Suyadnya, said that he also ran anxiously when he was trying to visit the quay. Labuan village indeed administered the area of the cruise ship quay. “I was running scared because when the big waves came, as if they rolled out and were higher than the quay floor,” he said. Meanwhile, another legislator, Wayan Suwastika, questioned about the planning of the cruise terminal

construction since the beginning. The project was worked on in 2007, but so far its continuation was unclear. Karangasem government had allocated fund for the provision of pontoon bridges and other facilities for several times, but had not been used. This year, it proposed again through the Budget General Policy/Temporary Budget Priority Limit (KUA/PPAS) worth IDR 4 billion to repair the pontoon bridge. Previously, it had been purchased pontoon bridge for two times. However, after being used once, it had eventually destroyed as without maintenance and continued to be hit by waves. Meanwhile, in the past two years no international operators or cruise ship captains were willing to stop even though only anchored in the middle of the sea at Manggis as carried out on the first trial. Cruise ships finally preferred to berth at Benoa Harbor because they considered it safer and the sea water was like a calm pond compared to dropping off passengers amidst the ferocious sea. The cruise crews did not want to take any risk of having over their passengers generally comprising the elders from the sea by using lifeboat. Sadra added the Regent of Karangasem I Wayan Geredeg frequently delivered before the House if the harbor authority lay in central government. “The regent (Geredeg—Ed) expressed it in his speech, but did not explain what responsibility belonging to central government, whether the continuation of the construction and use or any budget problem,” affirmed Sadra. (013)

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Monday, July 8, 2013


Nangluk Merana Ritual to Neutralize Nature Ahead of the yearend 2012, local governments and municipality in Bali looked busy with a ritual activity known as nangluk merana. The ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees was held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life. Through the ritual, devotees invoked to God in order they were bestowed with graces for the sake of entire universe and protected from danger. The Head of the Institute for Community Service (LPM) of Hindu University of Indonesia (Unhi) Denpasar, IB Sutama, said the nangluk merana ritual was the term of agricultural culture in Bali in realizing the green culture. Through the ritual, farmers tried to stem all the plant diseases and pests attacking their crop, either in irrigated field or non-irrigated field. In the Usada Wrespati Tatwa manuscript, explained this waidika (Hindu doctor), merana was the disease in plants. In animal it was called sasab, while in human was called gering. “The nangluk merana ritual was used to neutralize the nature, so that it can stem all kinds of diseases such as gering, sasab and merana and they will not come to mainland or to human nature,” he said. The ritual was focused on invoking welfare and safety to Lord Varuna as the ruler of the sea. He had the power to clean up all the existing diseases. The universe was derived from water or thalesia. Similarly, human also began and ended with water. “The whole universe was purified by him at sea. As evidence, whatever discharged into the sea does not cause any odor. Therefore, the holy water or tirtha is centered at sea,” he explained.

This humanist and religious observer explained that 65-70 percent of macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human body) contained water. When, we were in the womb, 90 percent of our protector was water and at the meeting of heaven and earth or kama bang (sperm) and kama petak (ovum) or intercourse of mother and father we are composed of 100 percent of water. “That’s why we end the ritual with water of Lord Varuna,” he convinced. In the nangluk merana was always accompanied with animal sacrifice by slaughtering or floating animal into the sea. It was affected by bhairava leading to Shaktism. Sacred animal sacrifice was intended to neutralize nature and as a substitute for human sacrifice, so that it did not sacrifice human. Nangluk merana ritual was regularly held towards year end because a very extreme weather change took place in December. It was before the seventh month in Balinese calendar being prone to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. “Sickness in the seventh month is not affected by leak or Balinese black magic, but pure sickness as a result of climate change. It is a sickness caused by one of the daiweika dhuka namely sickness due to deity, ourselves and our inadvertency,” he said. Hindu community in Bali drove away global warming by nangluk marana ritual in which in Hinduism it was called detya (effect of feral solar heat). This Detya was portrayed as a great giant with prominence. The poorly maintained environment would trigger Denawa or great flooding disaster. “Organizing the nangluk merana ritual should be accompanied with environmental conservation,” he added.(BTN/kmb)


H.E. Mr. A.S. Takhi, Consul General of India in Bali held luncheon meeting in The Consul Generals and the Honorary Consuls Office.

India Consul held luncheon meeting IBP

DENPASAR - The Consul Generals and the Honorary Consuls in the Province of Bali held their monthly luncheon meeting today at the Sitara Indian restaurant in Teuku Umar, Denpasar. The luncheon meeting, hosted by H.E. Mr. A.S. Takhi, Consul General of India in Bali, was attended by the members of the consular corps as well as several national and Balinese provincial government officials, including Balinese media.


A Balinese woman (R) performs a traditional dance of Joget Bumbung during the 35th Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on July 4, 2013. The Joged Bumbung Dance is one of the few exclusively secular dances of Bali, in which the brightlydressed dancer invites men from the crowd to dance with her in a pretence of seduction.

The Expert Staffs of the Governor of the Province of Bali as well as the Head of Immigration Denpasar and Head of Kerobokan Penitentiary, aviation head of Ngurah Rai International Airport and the Directorate of Vital Objects Security in the Bali Regional Police interacted with the foreign consulates. There are four full-fledged Consulate Generals in Bali, that of Australia, India, Japan & Timor-Leste, and 26 other countries represented by Honorary Consuls, including Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland,

Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States of America, besides the United Nations. During his welcome address, the Consul General of India elaborated that the primary focus of his Consulate is to reinforce the centuries-old commercial and cultural linkages with a view to deepening people-topeople relations between India and Indonesia. He stated that both the countries are vibrant democracies, emerging economies and members of G20, and have plural societies with large

populations, more than half of which are young people, and facing similar challenges in terms of developing infrastructure, connectivity, ensuring food and energy security, higher education and employment for the youth etc. The Consulate is focussing on deepening educational contacts, tourism exchanges, cultural cooperation and capacity building, besides promoting trade & investment between India & Indonesia. The consular corps and the Indonesian officials enjoyed the Balinese dances and Kathak classical dance performed by the students of the Indian Cultural Centre in Bali.


Monday, July 8, 2013




Mandela grandson loses leadership role over feud Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/Colombia’s National Police

In this photo released by Colombia’s National Police, police officers flank alleged Italian drug trafficker Roberto Pannunzi at a police station in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Top fugitive Italian cocaine boss nabbed in Bogota Associated Press Writer

ROME - A fugitive Italian mobster, who allegedly arranged major shipments of South American cocaine to Europe each month and was one of the world’s most powerful drug brokers, has been captured in a Colombian shopping mall, authorities said Saturday. Roberto Pannunzi “at the moment is the most important broker for cocaine trafficking from South America to Europe,” Gen. Andrea De Gennaro, an Italian anti-drug customs police official, was quoted as saying by the Italian news agency ANSA. De Gennaro described Pannunzi as being able to “move thousands of kilos of cocaine out of every 10 shipments, eight passed through” Pannunzi’s hands, De Gennaro said, as Italian law enforcement officials and prosecutors rejoiced over his capture. Italian news reports said the fugitive, who fled while under arrest in a private Rome clinic in 2010, was captured Thursday. Colombian police said Pannunzi had a false Venezuelan ID when nabbed earlier in the week and alleged that he imported two tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to Europe. Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri told reporters that Colombia had agreed to deport Pannunzi, and the convicted drug dealer’s arrival aboard a flight to Rome was scheduled for Saturday night. Pannunzi, 67, had fled twice from arrest in Italy, including the

2010 escape from the hospital, where he had been admitted after telling authorities he felt unwell. In 1999, Pannunzi also escaped from yet another Italian clinic while under house arrest, which had been permitted for purported health reasons. The first spell on the run ended with his arrest in Madrid in 2004. When Colombian and Italian authorities captured him in Bogota, Pannunzi immediately told them he had heart problems, Gratteri told Italian state TV. Gratteri also described how Pannunzi repeatedly managed to avoid capture - until this time. “He traveled for years with a suitcase full of money” to corrupt would-be captors, Gratteri said. “And he had a backup ‘safeconduct’ instrument - a diamond necklace around his neck” that he could use to buy his freedom, the prosecutor said. Prosecutors said Pannunzi, while born in Rome, is a Calabrian engaged by the ‘ndrangheta,” an organized crime syndicate based in Calabria, southern Italy. Italian investigators say the ‘ndrangheta has eclipsed Sicily’s Cosa Nostra in power and influence thanks to aggressive efforts to dominate cocaine trafficking from Colombia.

Gratteri said Pannunzi was such an influential trafficker “he was the only one able to succeed in selling (cocaine) both to the ‘ndrangheta and to Cosa Nostra” as well as to the Camorra, a Naples-area based crime syndicate. The Mafia in Sicily dominated heroin trafficking to Italy a few decades ago. But defections among Cosa Nostra’s ranks helped Italian authorities to capture the mob’s top bosses. The ‘ndrangheta, more organized around tight-knit family clans, has suffered from far fewer setbacks from turncoats. While the Sicilian mob was taking its blows from the state, the ‘ndrangheta rapidly muscled in on much of the lucrative cocaine trafficking between South America and European markets to the point where their mobsters live in Colombia and cut deals directly with local drug lords, Italian prosecutors say. Gratteri said Pannunzi organized purchases of 3.5 tons of cocaine at a time. The LaPresse news agency reported that in earlier decades, Pannunzi had lived for about 10 years in the U.S. and also had dealings with U.S.-based Mafiosi.

JOHANNESBURG - A tribal king in South Africa on Saturday removed a grandson of Nelson Mandela from his post of traditional authority while the former president is hospitalized in critical condition. King Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo of the Thembu tribe said Mandla Mandela was being expelled “from all rank of duties” over a family feud, which erupted after it was revealed that the grandson had moved the bodies of three of Nelson Mandela’s children to his village of Mvezo in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province in 2011. The bodies were recently returned to their original burial site in Mandela’s hometown, Qunu, after Mandela family members went to court to force Mandla Mandela to relinquish control of the remains. King Dalindyebo said Mandla Mandela, a chief in the Mvezo area, wouldn’t be allowed any involvement in tribal affairs until he apologizes. “He has not only angered us, he has also angered his own family,” the king said. “So as long as the family does not need him in their premises, we don’t need him in the Madiba clan at all.” Nelson Mandela, who is often referred to by his clan name, Madiba, has been in a hospital for nearly a month. The family dispute had shocked many South Africans, even prompting a plea from retired archbishop Desmond Tutu for Mandela’s family to settle its differences as a show of respect for the ailing patriarch. Some reports have suggested Mandla Mandela had the bodies of Mandela’s children taken to his village because visitors would be attracted to the site, increasing his local authority and reaping possible financial benefits. Mandla Mandela said family members had previously not complained about the 2011 removal, and that some people were falsely claiming decision-making authority in the Mandela family.

Snowden’s fate unclear despite asylum offers Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW - Edward Snowden has found supporters in Latin America, including three countries who have offered him asylum. But many obstacles stand in the way of the fugitive NSA leaker from leaving a Russian airport chief among them the power and influence of the United States. Because Snowden’s U.S. passport has been revoked, the logistics of him departing are complicated. Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia have made asylum offers over the past two days, but the three countries haven’t indicated they would help Snowden by issuing a travel document, which he would need to leave Russia. The former NSA systems analyst, who is charged with violating U.S. espionage laws, is believed to be stuck in the transit area of Moscow’s main international airport after arriving June 23 from Hong Kong. Russia doesn’t appear willing to help him leave the airport, with Kremlin spokesman Alexei Pavlov saying Saturday the issue of Snowden’s travel documents is “not our business.” On Monday, President Vladimir Putin said Snowden would be offered asylum in Russia if he stopped leaking U.S. secrets. Snowden then withdrew his Russian asylum bid, a Russian official said. While President Barack Obama has publicly displayed a relaxed attitude toward Snowden’s movements, saying last month that he wouldn’t be “scrambling jets” to capture him, other senior U.S. officials have used unusually harsh language that they want him back.

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Asiana Airlines... The airport was closed immediately after the incident but two runways later reopened. Some flights were diverted to Los Angeles. Among those on board were 77 Koreans, 141 Chinese, 61 US citizens, and one Japanese national, Asiana said in a statement. San Francisco General Hospital said it was treating 34 patients, five of them in critical condition. Local media cited multiple witnesses who said the plane had approached the runway at an awkward angle, with several onlookers saying they then heard a loud bang.



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Doing it her way, France’s Bartoli wins Wimbledon Associated Press Writer

LONDON - Ever since she was a kid, practicing until midnight with her father, Marion Bartoli went about playing tennis her own way. The two-handed strokes for backhands, forehands, even volleys. The hopping in place and practice swings between points, which help her focus. The unusual setup for serves - no ball-bouncing, arms crossed, right wrist resting on her left thumb before the toss. Whatever works, right? This unique Wimbledon, appropriately enough, produced a unique champion in the ambidextrous Bartoli, the 15th-seeded Frenchwoman who won her first Grand Slam title by beating 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-1, 6-4 Saturday in an error-filled, one-sided final that was far from a classic. “It’s always been a part of my personality to be different. I think being just like the other one is kind of boring. I really embrace the fact of being a bit different and doing something that not everyone is,” said the

28-year-old Bartoli, who plays tennis right-handed but signs autographs with her left. “I actually love that part of my game, being able to have something different.” She certainly stands alone. This was Bartoli’s 47th Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a woman before earning a championship. She is the only woman in the 45year Open era to win Wimbledon playing two-fisted shots off both wings (Monica Seles, Bartoli’s inspiration for that unusual style, collected her nine major titles elsewhere). Until Saturday, it had been more than 1½ years since Bartoli won a tournament at any level. Until these last two weeks, Bartoli’s record in 2013 was 14-12, and she had failed to make it past the quarterfinals anywhere. Asked how to explain how she

went from that sort of mediocre season to winning seven matches in a row at Wimbledon, never dropping a set, Bartoli briefly closed her eyes, then laughed heartily. “Well,” Bartoli said, spreading her arms wide, “that’s me!” Unlike Lisicki, a first-time major finalist who was admittedly overwhelmed by the occasion and teared up in the second set, Bartoli already had been on this stage, with the same stakes. Back in 2007, Bartoli won only five games during a two-set loss to Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final. “I know how it feels, Sabine,” Bartoli said during the on-court trophy ceremony. “And I’m sure, believe me, you’ll be there one more time. I have no doubt about it.” Bartoli became the first woman in the Open era to win Wimbledon without facing anyone seeded in the top 10 - her highest-rated opponent was No. 17 Sloane Stephens of

the United States in the quarterfinals. That’s in part because of all of the injuries and surprises, including exits for No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Sara Errani, No. 7 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 10 Maria Kirilenko by the end of the second round. Lisicki, meanwhile, used her game built for grass - fast serves, stinging returns, superb court coverage - to end defending champion and top-seeded Serena Williams’ 34-match winning streak in the fourth round. Lisicki also eliminated past major champions Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur, along with No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, last year’s runner-up. But Lisicki was an entirely different player Sunday, rattled by every little thing, even the walk

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Marion Bartoli of France smiles as she holds the trophy after winning the Women’s singles final match against Sabine Lisicki of Germany at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 6, 2013.

downstairs from the locker room to Centre Court and the final-afternoon ritual of players carrying bouquets of flowers when they enter the arena. “Everything is a little bit different. You’ve been here for two weeks; the feeling, atmosphere, gets different,” said Lisicki, who is based in Bradenton, Fla., and marked her rare winners Saturday with yells of “Yes!” or “Come on!”

New Tour de France leader insists he’s for real Associated Press Writer

AX 3 DOMAINES, France Chris Froome dynamited the 100th edition of the Tour de France at the first real opportunity, scattering all his main rivals in one fierce uphill climb on Saturday, a feat that to watch felt a little like the bad old days of Lance Armstrong. But the Briton who took the race leader’s yellow jersey, and looks more likely than ever to keep it all the way to the finish in Paris on July 21, insisted there are fundamental differences between then and now. Unlike with Armstrong, whose seven Tour titles were stripped from him last year for serial doping, Froome promised that his achievements won’t need to be erased in the future. “It is a bit of a personal mission to show that the sport has changed,” Froome said. “I certainly know that the results I’m getting, they’re not going to be stripped - 10, 20 years down the line. Rest assured, that’s not going to happen.” Froome hasn’t come out of nowhere. The 28-year-old was the Tour runner-up last year to teammate Bradley Wiggins, runner-up at

New overall leader Christopher Froome of Britain climbs towards Ax 3 Domaines during the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 195 kilometers (122 miles) with start in Castres and finish in Ax 3 Domaines, Pyrenees region, France, Saturday July 6 2013. AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

the Tour of Spain in 2011, and has been the dominant rider this year coming into the Tour. Drug testing in cycling is also better and more credible than it was when Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Service teammates were pumping themselves with hor-

mones, blood transfusions and other banned performance-enhancers. While improved doping controls do not guarantee that the 198 riders who started the Tour on June 29 are competing clean, they do allow Froome’s generation to argue more convincingly that they are a dif-

ferent and more believable breed of competitors from those who doped systematically in the 1990s and 2000s. “It’s normal that people ask questions in cycling, given the history of the sport. That’s an unfortunate position we find ourselves in at the

moment, that eyebrows are going to be raised, questions are going to be asked about our performances,” Froome said. “But I know the sport’s changed. There’s absolutely no way I’d be able to get these results if the sport hadn’t changed. I mean, if you look at it logically we know that the sport’s in a better place now than it was, has been, ever, I think, for the last 20, 30 years.” Still, the hammer-blow Froome delivered on the first stage at this Tour to finish in the high mountains and the way his Team Sky support riders exhausted his rivals by riding hard at the front made it almost impossible to not think of Armstrong. At the Tours of 1999, 2001 and 2002, Armstrong also used the first high mountain stage to put a grip on the race. A favored tactic for his Postal team - the so-called “Blue Train” - was to ride so hard at the front that rivals would eventually peel off, spent, leaving Armstrong to then reap victory. “Any results now, they’re definitely a lot more credible,” said Froome. “The questions should be asked about people who were winning races maybe five, 10 years ago when we know that doping was more prevalent.”



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Moyes braced for ‘impossible’ task at Manchester United Reuters

MANCHESTER, England - New Manchester United manager David Moyes was under no illusion on Friday that matching the glittering record of his predecessor Alex Ferguson was anything other than “impossible”. Holding his first news conference since taking over the Old Trafford hot seat, Moyes said he was far from being intimidated at the prospect of the now retired Ferguson watching proceedings from the directors’ box and instead welcomed his presence. “Sir Alex will never go away, you can see his stand, you can see his statue, he’s always going to be here and he is someone I will use for advice,” the former Everton manager said. “I’ve already called him two or three times for some advice on matters.” Outside Old Trafford a man was selling scarves emblazoned with ‘Sir Alex Ferguson, the Godfather’ as yet another reminder of the big shoes Moyes is filling after his fellow Scot’s 26year reign that netted 13 Premier League titles. Moyes, who never won a trophy in 11 years at Everton, said while it would be “impossible” to repeat Ferguson’s record, he was driven to continue United’s success and took his self-belief from the fact he had been hand picked by his predecessor. “I had no idea whatsoever... until Sir Alex gave me a call asking me to come to his house, I was expecting him to say ‘I’m going to take one of your players’ or something else,” he said. “And I went in and the first thing he said to me was, ‘I’m retiring’, and I said, ‘when?’... and he said, ‘next week’, and his next words were, ‘and you’re the next Manchester United manager’. “So I didn’t get the chance to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’, I was told that I was the next Manchester United manager by Sir Alex so for me that was enough. “As you can imagine, the blood drained from my face and I was really shocked.” OWN STAMP

Moyes has got over that now and one of his first moves this week has been to inject some

sense of continuity after the huge upheaval at the club by appointing Wales winger Ryan G i g g s a s p l a y e r- c o a c h a n d former United defender Phil Neville as a coach. “I wanted to make sure I had connections to what had happened here,” said Moyes, who added that he had also a p p ro a c h e d re c e n tly re tire d midfielder Paul Scholes who for now wanted to spend time with his family instead. “I wanted to make sure I had some young members of staff behind me as well,” he added. Moyes is hoping to strengthen his squad in the close season and also said he was keen to nurture academy talent as he seeks to continue bringing silverware to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet. “All I can do is do what David Moyes has done before. I’ll definitely continue the traditions of Manchester United but I also need to put my own stamp on the club,” said Moyes, who has been appointed on a six-year deal. “Sir Alex did the same. I’m very fortunate that I’m taking over the champions of England. Not many managers have that same starting point.” He did not name any transfer targets, declining to comment on media reports United could be interested in bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid as he said he did not discuss players who were under contract at other clubs. “This club is always interested in the best players,” Moyes said. He did not want to prioritise any one competition, saying the aim was always to win them all. “My job is to continue the success at this club,” he said. “This club is about winning trophies. I’m hungry to do it, I’m driven to succeed. It won’t change me, though. I’m determined to get the first one (trophy) on the board.

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Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes poses for pictures before a press conference at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Friday July 5, 2013. Moyes took over officially on Monday from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Stankovic says goodbye to Inter Milan after nine years Reuters

ROME - Dejan Stankovic has terminated his contract with Inter Milan after nine years at the club, saying goodbye to fans in an emotional letter on the club’s official website ( on Saturday. “This is your ‘Drago’ speaking, with a sense of emotion but also with great pleasure. I don’t know if I can find the right words to say goodbye and to thank you properly for everything you have given me, your affection, your trust and your honesty,” the Serbian midfielder said. “The last 10 years have been the best of my life. I have grown both as a man and, with immense joy, as a footballer.” The 34-year-old former Serbia international, who spent much of last season injured, won a host of

trophies after joining the club in 2009, including five league titles, the Champions League and the Club World Cup. He was a key figure in the Inter side that won the treble in 2010. He terminated his contract by mutual consent with Inter a year before it was due to expire. “The thought that I won’t be pulling on the Inter shirt anymore brings tears to my eyes but I’ve always been frank and the tears are real. Unfortunately, in life there comes a time when you have to move on and look forward. “During my time in Milan I’ve played alongside some wonderful footballers and above all some wonderful people. It’s hard to find the words to thank them all. “It’s been an honour to wear these colours and they will always remain on my skin. I’ll never remove them; nobody can ever remove them.”

Barcelona agree to loan forward Bojan to Ajax Reuters

MADRID - Barcelona have agreed to loan forward Bojan Krkic to Ajax Amsterdam for the 2013-14 campaign with an option for a further season, the Spanish champions said on Saturday. The 22-year-old spent the past two seasons playing in Italy’s Serie A, enjoying a reasonable season for AS Roma

but barely featuring last term at AC Milan. A product of Barca’s youth academy, Bojan was once regarded as one of the club’s the most promising talents but fell out of favour under former coach Pep Guardiola. He will be coached by former Barca player Frank de Boer at Ajax, who won the Dutch league last season, and will have a chance to compete in the Champions League.


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Brazil midfielder Paulinho completes move to Tottenham Reuters

LONDON - Powerful Brazil midfielder Paulinho has completed his move from Corinthians to Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League club said on Saturday. Spurs said on their website that they had reached agreement for the transfer, put at around 17 million pounds ($25.30 million) by local media, of the player after Paulinho successfully completed a medical. The 24-year-old, who scored 34 goals in 167 games for Sao Paulobased Corinthians, shone in Brazil’s winning Confederations Cup campaign last month. Paulinho has been capped by Brazil 17 times and was also a key part of the Corinthians side that beat Chelsea in the Club World Cup final last December.

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Monaco bolster midfield with Toulalan Reuters

MA MADRID - Monaco have strengthmidfield by agreeing to buy ened their t former France international Jeremy forme Toulalan from La Liga side Malaga. Toula The 229-year-old, who last played for France in June 2010, has a two-year Franc contract with an option for another contra year, Monaco said on their website ( (www Toulalan joined Malaga from To Olympique Lyonnais in 2011 and Olym

although his season was disrupted by injury, he made an important contribution to the Qatar-owned club’s run to the Champions League last eight last term. “We are very pleased about the arrival of Jeremy,” Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev said. “His qualities and his European and international experience will be a significant asset for the team next season.” Bankrolled by Russian billionaire

Dmitry Rybolovlev, Monaco have been active in the transfer market since winning promotion at the end of last season. Their highest-profile signing was Colombia forward Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid for a fee reported to be more than 50 million euros ($64.2 million). Spanish media reported that Monaco had paid Malaga 5 million euros for Toulalan with a possible 3 million more in variables.

Gascoigne arrested after alleged drunken assault Reuters

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Brazil’s Paulinho kicks the ball during a training session at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

LONDON - Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been arrested following an alleged drunken assault at a train station, British media reported on Saturday. The 46-year-old, who in March returned to Britain from the United States where he was being treated for alcoholism, was held at a police station in Hertfordshire, north of London, after the incident. “Police were called to Stevenage rail station around 10:30 p.m.

on Thursday, July 4, following a report of a man being drunk and disorderly,” a spokesman for the British Transport Police said. “A 46-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly by Hertfordshire Constabulary officers,” he said. The man was later taken into police custody and bailed to return pending police inquiries, the spokesman said. Britain’s Daily Mirror tabloid said Gascoigne was held overnight in a cell for 12 hours and bailed on

Friday following the alleged assault which involved his ex-wife and a security guard at the train station. A spokesman from Gascoigne’s management company Game Plan Solutions declined to comment, but did not deny that the former midfielder had been arrested. Gascoigne, for many the most naturally gifted footballer of his generation, told Britain’s The Sun newspaper in March that he was inspired to stay off alcohol after coming close to death while receiving treatment in the United States.


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Baha Village IBP

The population here is dominated by workers and the traditional farming community, who own wide rice ďŹ elds, and by the “Subakâ€? organization that mainly functions to regulate water distribution for irrigation. The uniformity of the typical entrance gates of the family compounds combines with the traditional housing structure present a charming appearance for the village. Baha Village is located about 4 km east of Taman Ayun Temple. The workers and the traditional farmers are the major population in Baha. The uniqueness of this traditional village is the uniformity of the entrance gates of the family compounds combines with the traditional housing structure, which portrays a fascinating appearance for the village. IBP/File Photo


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Government to provide better transportation for Lebaran travelers Antara

JAKARTA - The Transportation Ministry has ordered all of its provincial offices (Dishub) to smooth the transportation process of post-fasting Idul Fitri (Lebaran) travelers this year using different kinds of transportation means across the country. “The Dishub across the country should prepare everything to make a success the transportation of Leberan 2013 travelers, and do their best to reduce transportation accident rate,” Land Transportation Director General Suroyo Alimoeso said in written statement on Saturday. Suroyo said that to cut the number of accidents during this year`s Idul Fitri home-bound trips (Mudik Lebaran), the transportation services (Dishub) in the provincial and district levels must installed good traffic signs in certain places. In a number of points stall face shortage of traffic lighting facilities. The same is also true in a number of residential areas. These areas should be provided with enough

lighting facilities through the stateowned power utility company PLN, according to the director general. He said that the regional governments had the authority to install such facilities. The installation of power facilities using solar cells needed a lot of funds and it needed a long time to install them. “If need be, the efforts to provide lighting in quiet dark lanes must be done by putting torches like what residents usually do in villages,” said Suroyo. The director general also reminded that bus terminals should also function as a place for travelers to take a rest. For this purpose, toilets at bus terminals must be clean. Check points could also be used as a

place for Idul Fitri travelers to take rest because check points which are used for checking trucks, will not be operated during the Idul Fitri or Lebaran festivities. “Transportation services are recommended to put banners at check points and bus terminals that explained the place for taking rest,” he said. He also said that besides land transportation, inland waterway transportation services (ASDP) must also get attention. Before operating them, seaports, piers, ships must be evaluated first, he said. In the meantime, Transportation Minister E.E. Mangindaan said last week that the number of

air passengers would drastically increase in the coming post-fasting festivities. “Like in previous years, the number of air passengers will increase sharply. And this year it is expected to experience the highest increase ever,” the minister said. He said that about 3,756,464 million Idul Fitri travelers are expected to use airplanes for their home-bound trips this year, up 11.7 percent from that in 2012. This year the fasting month is expected to begin on July 9 or 10, 2013 for one month after which the Idul Fitri festivities will follow. The minister said that now airlines should begin preparing anticipatory steps in the face of the air passenger increase, by for example increasing the number of their fleet. At larger airports the flow of passengers could increase up to 25 percent, like at the airports of

Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta), Juanda (Surabaya, East Java) and Hasanuddin (Makassar, South Sulawesi). In the meantime, the minister also predicted that the number of sea transportation means would also increase from 1,588,554 in 2012 to 1,664,832 in 2013 during the Lebaran in 2013. He said that the number of passengers using the inland waterway transportation means (ASDP) would also increase by 1.76 percent from 3,276,851 to 3,334,425, most of which would be at the MerakBakauheni crossing point which connected Java with Sumatra. Mangindaan said that train passengers would also increase by 0.62 percent as the number of train trips and train chains would be raised. Last year, the number of train Idul Fitri passengers reached 3,102,386 and this year it is predicted to increase to 3,121,553, he said.

President to visit areas worst hit by quake in Aceh Antara/AFP

BENER MERIAH, Aceh - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono plans to visit areas worst hit by recent quake in Central Aceh on Monday, a local official said. The commander of the Central Aceh and Bener Meriah Disaster Command Post, Col. Hipdizah, said in Redelong on Saturday, the head of state would depart from Jakarta to Malikussaleh airport in Lhok Seumawe where he would later proceed to Bener Meriah by helicopter. Immediately upon arrival the President would visit the affected areas in

Blang Mancung and Serempah villages in Ketol sub-district. “If the weather is fine he would return to Jakarta after the visit but if the weather is bad he would spend a night in Takengon, Central Aceh,” he said. Ketol sub-district is the worst hit by the 6.2 magnitude quake on Tuesday as almost 90 percent of houses there had been heavily damaged. Two villages in the sub-district which is located on a mountain slope namely Bah and Serempah had been buried by landslides that happened after the quake with 12 people under it but five bodies of them had been AFP PHOTO / ATAR

Indonesian quake victims pray outside a damaged mosque in Central Aceh district in Aceh province on July 5, 2013. discovered. The quake at 2.35pm on Tuesday left 38 dead consisting of nine in Bener Meriah and 29 in Central Aceh. Quake hits Sumatra

Meanwhile strong 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra Saturday, US seismologists said, just days after a tremor on the vast island killed dozens and left thousands homeless. No tsunami warning was issued

and there were no reports of damage after the quake struck at a shallow depth of just 23 kilometres (14 miles) off the southwest coast of the vast island, said the US Geological Survey. US seismologists initially said it was a magnitude 6.4 quake, then revised it down to a 6.0 quake. The epicentre was close to the remote archipelago of Mentawai. In 2010, a 7.7-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that left more than 400 people dead on the island chain.

Suharjono, an official from the local meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency who goes by one name, said Saturday’s quake was unlikely to have caused damage and there was no threat of a tsunami. “Judging from the quake’s magnitude and the distance from the epicentre to the land, I don’t think the quake will have a significant impact,” he said. “There’s little potential to cause damage,” said the official, saying that it was felt mildly by people in two provinces on Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert. It came after a 6.1-magnitude inland tremor on Tuesday struck Aceh, on Sumatra’s northern tip, flattening buildings and sparking landslides in the mountainous interior of the natural disaster-prone province. So far 35 people have been confirmed dead from Tuesday’s quake and some 16,000 left homeless, according to the national disaster agency. In 2004, a quake-triggered tsunami left more than 170,000 people dead in Aceh, as well as tens of thousands more in countries around the Indian Ocean.



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US-EU trade talks to start amid spying issue Agence France-Presse

WASHINGTON - Ambitious talks to create the world’s largest free-trade zone between the US and Europe open Monday amid friction over America spying on its allies. The negotiations will have to bridge deep differences over protected industries on both sides of the Atlantic if the goal to reach a deal by late 2014 is to be achieved. Top negotiators from the two sides begin meeting Monday in Washington under the shadow of European furor over snooping by the US National Security Agency on its allies, unveiled in recent weeks by a computer expert who was working there. On Wednesday France called for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations (TTIP) to be put off while talks on the spying, also to begin Monday in the US capital, take place. But ultimately the 28 countries of the European Union agreed to go ahead with the trade discussions, saying the two issues could be dealt with in parallel. US-EU f r ee tr ade tal k s remain the “highest priority”, German chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said Thursday after Merkel spoke on the telephone with US President Barack Obama about the spying furor. The push for a deal comes amid frustration with the stalled Doha round of negotiations on revising global trade rules under the World Trade Organization. But the US-EU talks face significant hurdles, and preopening salvos have already laid down some red lines. In June France demanded that its strong protection of its

film and television industry be excluded from the talks. Only after it was agreed that the negotiating team from the European Commission would not be mandated to discuss audio-visual issues did Paris give its okay. If the United States pushes the issue -- and it possibly will not -- the European negotiators will be forced to bring it back for consideration by EU member states. Europe will raise the widespread preferences that US states, cities and federal government departments officially give to local contractors and suppliers, including in the lucrative defense sector. And Washington will push Europe to open up to US biotechnology products like genetically modified foods, which many European consumers consider dangerous. If an agreement can be reached, it would create the world’s largest free-trade area, involving 820 million people. Trade in goods between the United States and the EU last year was worth some 500 billion euros ($650 billion), with another 280 billion euros in services and trillions in investment flows. Both sides have advertised a trade deal as the way to enhance economic growth and job creation. A study for the EU by the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London said TTIP could add about 119 billion euros annually to the EU economy, and 95 billion euros for the United States.


Suh Ho (R), head of the South Korean working-level delegation, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Park Chol-Su (L) after their talks at the Tongilgak on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on July 7, 2013.

Both Koreas agree to reopen joint zone ‘when ready’ Agence France-Presse

SEOUL - North and South Korea on Sunday made a crucial step forward in winding down months of high tension, agreeing to reopen a joint industrial zone seen as the last remaining symbol of cross-border reconciliation. The deal follows months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy. At the end of a gruelling 15-hour talk, the two sides said in a joint statement that they had agreed to let South Korean firms restart their shuttered plants at the Kaesong complex near the border when conditions are ripe. “The South and the North will let business companies at Kaesong resume operation when (they are) ready to do so,” said the joint statement. The two sides will meet again on Wednesday to discuss details over reopening the zone, including a

demand from Seoul that the North guarantees it will never again unilaterally shut down the estate. The North, however, will likely find it hard to accept such a demand as it would amount to Pyongyang accepting full responsibility for the suspension. The complex -- built in 2004 about 10 kilometres (six miles) north of the border as a rare symbol of inter-Korea cooperation -- had previously remained largely resilient to turbulence in relations. But the North, citing military tensions and Seoul’s hostility, pulled out all its 53,000 workers from the 123 Seoul-owned factories in April, prompting the South to withdraw the managers of around 120 companies in early May. After signing the agreement, Suh Ho, Seoul’s chief delegate for the latest talks, said the North’s officials had appeared “very enthusiastic” in negotiations to rescue the complex -- a valuable source of hard currency for the impoverished communist state.

Neither side declared the complex officially closed, instead referring to a temporary shutdown, while blaming each other for its suspension. “I’ve got an impression that the North was making very active efforts to solve the issue of the Kaesong complex,” Suh told journalists. Under the agreement Seoul businessmen will be allowed to cross the border to check on their facilities at Kaesong from Wednesday. The news was warmly welcomed by the South Korean firms at Kaesong. “I was overcome with emotions and shed tears for a while,” Moon Chang-Seop, a top representative of the 123 companies said. But other businessmen expressed concern that it would be difficult for them to solicit buyers who have left them during the past three months of suspension. The zone had become the most high-profile casualty of recent elevated tensions on the peninsula.



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Mexico volcano spits 2 mile-high ash cloud Associated Press Writer

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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi sleeps on the pavement near Cairo University, where protesters have installed their camp in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Egypt’s new president asserts authority Associated Press Writer

CAIRO - Egypt’s new president moved to assert his authority and regain control of the streets Saturday even as his Islamist opponents declared his powers illegitimate and issued blood oaths to reinstate Mohammed Morsi, whose ouster by the military has led to dueling protests and deadly street battles between rival sides. But underscoring the sharp divisions facing the untested leader, Adly Mansour, his office said pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei had been named as interim prime minister but later backtracked on the decision saying consultations were continuing. A politician close to ElBaradei said the reversal was due to objections by an ultraconservative Islamist party with which the new administration wants to cooperate. Mansour ’s administration, meanwhile, has begun trying to dismantle Morsi’s legacy. He replaced Morsi’s intelligence chief and the presidential palace’s chief of staff. Prosecutors, meanwhile, ordered four detained stalwarts of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood held for 15 days pending an investigation into the shooting deaths of eight protesters last week. No major violence was reported between supporters and opponents of Morsi as the two sides sought to regroup after a night of fierce clashes that turned

downtown Cairo into a battlefield. Clashes were also fierce in the port city of Alexandria, where thousands from both sides fought each other with automatic rifles, firebombs and clubs. Friday’s violence left 36 dead, taking to at least 75 the number of people killed since the unrest began on June 30, when millions of protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Morsi, a U.S.-trained engineer who was widely accused by critics of monopolizing power for himself and the Brotherhood as well as his failure to implement democratic and economic reforms, remained under detention in an undisclosed location. Tensions were still high as tens of thousands of Morsi supporters rallied for a third day near a mosque in a Cairo neighborhood that has traditionally been a stronghold of Islamists, chanting angry slogans against what they called a coup by Gen. AbdelFattah el-Sissi. The general has

denied the military staged a coup, saying he was acting on the wishes of millions of Egyptians protesting the ex-Islamist leader. “El-Sissi is a traitor,” declared an English language banner bearing an image of the army’s chief and hoisted by Morsi’s supporters. Setting up another showdown, the youth opposition group behind the series of mass protests that led to Morsi’s ouster called on Egyptians to take to the streets on Sunday to show support for the new order. Mansour, 67, the former chief justice of the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court who was installed by the military as an interim leader, is little-known in international circles and the choice of ElBaradei would have given his administration a prominent global face to make its case to Washington and other Western allies trying to reassess policies. But news of ElBaradei’s appointment, which was reported by the state news agency MENA and others, proved divisive.

MEXICO CITY — The Popocatepetl volcano just east of Mexico City has spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles (3 kilometers) high over several days of eruptions, and Mexico City residents awoke Saturday to find a fine layer of volcanic dust on their cars. It has been years since the center of the nation’s capital has seen a noticeable ash fall because prevailing winds usually blow the volcanic dust in other directions. Ash fell earlier this week in some neighborhoods on Mexico City’s south and east sides. The city’s legion of car washers quickly wiped the fine coating from cars on Saturday with no apparent ill effects. Claudia Dominguez, spokeswoman for the Mexico City civil defense office, said the very fine ash had probably been floating around the city from eruptions in previous days and had been brought to Earth by a rainfall late Friday. She said no new ash fall had been reported Saturday, despite continuous eruptions of vapor and ash into the air from the 15,000-foot (5,450 meter) volcano. While city residents were surprised by the talcum-like ash, inhabitants of towns nearer the volcano have had to deal with much thicker accumulations that have coated their crops, homes and sidewalks. In San Pedro Nexapa, located about nine miles (15 kms) from the volcano, residents swept up small piles of ash from a few square yards (meters) of sidewalk. Some residents wore surgical masks to ward off the dust raised by passing vehicles. “The ash affects us a lot, because we get our water from the snow melt from Popocatepetl, and right now we can’t use the water for bathing, for cooking, we can’t even give it to our animals,” said Agustina Perez Gutierrez, a housewife in San Pedro Nexapa. “The children get sore throats from the ash, and it affects the few vegetables and corn crops we are able to plant.” Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention raised the volcano alert from Stage 2 Yellow to Stage 3 Yellow, the final step before a Red alert, when possible evacuations could be ordered. A Stage 3 Yellow alert had been in effect during eruptions earlier this year until early June, when it was lowered. Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention reported there had been three explosive eruptions at the peak late Friday and early Saturday — events that usually toss glowing-hot rock on the volcano’s flanks. It said that Popocatepetl has also continuously spewed clouds of ash into the air, most of which was headed northwest, toward Mexico City.

30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria Associated Press Writer

POTISKUM, Nigeria - Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.” The militants have been behind a series of recent attacks on schools in the region, including one in which gunmen opened fire on children taking exams in a classroom. “We were sleeping when we heard gunshots. When I woke up, someone was pointing a gun at me,” Musa Hassan, 15, told The Associated Press of the assault on Government Secondary School in Mamudo village in Yobe state. He put his arm up in defense, and sustained a gunshot that blew off all four fingers on his right hand, the one he uses to write. His life was spared when the militants moved on after shooting him. Hassan recalled how the gunmen came armed with jerry cans of fuel that they used to torch the school’s administrative block and one of the dormitories. “They burned the children alive,” he said, the horror showing in his wide eyes. He and teachers at the morgue said dozens of children from the 1,200student school escaped into the bush, but have not been seen since.



Monday, July 8, 2013


San Fermin bull-running festival starts Associated Press Writer

PAMPLONA, Spain — The start of the annual San Fermin bull-running festival was delayed briefly on Saturday by masked men who unfurled a huge Basque flag, blocking the view of a balcony where a rocket that officially marks the beginning of the revelry is launched. Minutes before the celebrations were due to begin, several masked men were seen unfurling the flag, known as the Ikurrina, and draping it from rooftops after launching a cord across the square by using a fishing rod. Thousands of revelers, dressed in traditional white with a red

handkerchief around their necks, packed the square chanting “Viva San Fermin” as the flag was removed. Scuffles broke out as youths shouted insults in the Basque language and made offensive gestures at the balcony where dignitaries also waited for the view to be cleared.

The rocket shot upwards to cheers, marking the official beginning of the celebrations, 19 minutes late. A firework also exploded among the crowd, causing some alarm and confusion. The nine-day fiesta — a heady mix of alcohol, daily bull runs, all-night partying and adrenaline

— was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.” The first of eight bull runs will begin at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) Sunday when thousands of thrill-seekers hope to outrun six fearsome bulls along a narrow 875 yards (800 meters) course through the city’s streets. Beasts and humans often fall over, jostling and stomping on each other as they hurtle down dew-moistened cobblestone alleys on their way towards the city’s

bullring. Late in the afternoon the bulls will face matadors and be killed in the ring, with their meat served up in some of Pamplona’s best restaurants. Dozens of people are injured each year in the morning runs. Most get hurt after tripping and falling in the rush, but some are gored and trampled by the massive beasts. The fighting bulls used in the centuries-old fiesta can weigh up to at 1,380 pounds (625 kilograms) and have killed 15 people since record-keeping began in 1924.

35,000 march in Dublin against Irish abortion bill Associated Press Writer

DUBLIN — Bearing rosary beads and placards declaring “Kill the bill! Not the child,” more than 35,000 anti-abortion activists marched Saturday through Dublin to demand that the Irish government scrap plans to legalize terminations for women in life-threatening pregnancies. Demonstrators from across Ireland, a predominantly Catholic island of 6.5 million, marched for two hours through the capital to Leinster House, the parliament building, where lawmakers next week are expected pass the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Speakers demanded that the government put its bill to a national referendum. “Let us vote!” the crowd chanted. The two-year-old coalition government of Prime Minister Enda Kenny drafted the bill following last year’s death of a miscarrying woman in an Irish hospital. Three investigations since have determined that Savita Halappanavar, a 31-yearold Indian dentist, died from blood poisoning one week after admission for a miscarriage. Doctors denied her pleas for an abortion, even though her uterus had ruptured, because the 17week-old fetus still had a heartbeat. By the time it stopped, investigations concluded, Halappanavar already had contracted a lethal dose of septicemia. Justice Minister Alan Shatter said Saturday that, had the bill been law last year, Halappanavar might have received a prompt abortion and survived. He appealed to anti-abortion rebels in the main government Fine Gael party to accept the bill or abstain from the final vote expected Wednesday night. The bill received overwhelming backing in an initial vote this week. Ireland outlaws abortion, a position underscored by a 1986 referendum amending the constitution to declare that the unborn have a right to life. But the Supreme Court in 1992 ruled that the constitution equally defends the pregnant woman’s right to live, therefore life-saving abortions

were legal. Crucially, Ireland’s highest court said this meant a woman should receive an abortion even if the only threat to her life was caused by her own suicide threats. Six governments since have refused to pass legislation backing that 1992 judgment, leaving obstetricians divided and confused over whether certain life-saving abortions can be performed legally. In 2011, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland’s failure to legislate meant pregnant women in dangerous medical conditions were forced to travel overseas, chiefly to neighboring England, for abortions. It said travel and bureaucratic delays meant some women’s medical conditions worsened unnecessarily. The government bill would permit an abortion for a suicidal woman if a panel of three doctors — one obstetrician and two psychiatrists — unanimously agree that the woman’s threats are real. Abortion rights advocates say this rule means women in such circumstances still will travel to England, where abortion was legalized in 1967. But those marching Saturday warned that women would conspire with sympathetic doctors to fake suicide threats, putting Ireland on a slippery slope to wider abortion access. Ireland is just one of two European Union members, alongside Malta, that outlaws the practice. Before the march, Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin led a central Dublin church in prayers for Ireland to keep abortion illegal. But in a nuanced sermon Martin told the crowd, among them families sitting on the floor beside packed pews, that prolife campaigners must be careful not to come across as heartless to those on the other side of the debate. Martin said those seeking to keep abortion out of Ireland must make their case “not through slogans but through the witness of life that we give.” If not, he said, “what we say will appear, to quote Pope Francis, as being cold, impersonal and oppressive for people’s day-to-day lives.”

AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik

Thousands of anti-abortion protesters fill Dublin’s major thoroughfare, as they march against Ireland’s abortion bill Saturday, July 6, 2013.



Monday, July 8, 2013


Enjoy Ramadan special offers at Mercure Jakarta Simatupang IBP

refreshing seaweed and cantaloupe ice and more. For international desserts, guest may indulge in the sweet taste of Tiramisu, Crème Brule and Marble cake, passion fruit trifles and a lot of other options.

JAKARTA - Ramadan is a time to share and enjoy your blessings with family and friends. Mercure Simatupang have got some splendid offers lined up for everybody to enjoy. You will find feast of flavors at their dining outlet from dusk to dawn and stay at the comfort of hip and trendy room at a very special rate. This Ramadan, Mercure Jakarta Simatupang providing the comfort of having an unforgettable stay at 232 rooms designed with modern and minimalist architecture and highlight elements of local culture, such as scenes of Jakarta’s urban landscape and landmarks, creating a sophisticated and comfortable ambiance. Each room is equipped with premium in-room Mercure and Me amenities including international cable television and free WiFi Internet access, which

is available throughout the hotel. Guest may enjoy the facilities at the best rate available and more. Mercure Jakarta Simatupang Hotel also offers meeting package with minimum 10 persons. Guest can enjoy the this meeting package which include room rental for 8 hours, Tajil Delights, BreakFasting buffet at Graffiti Restaurant, standard meeting equipment and free WiFi. This Ramadan at Graffiti Restaurant as we fire up an authentic

Middle East Food Festival

Buka Puasa Buffet spread guaranteed to please the palate. The Buka Puasa will be laden with classics traditional Indonesian food which completed with 12 kinds of “Sambal” or chili sauce from the many provinces in Indonesia. Not to mention delicious international

dishes from Asia to European cuisines. It is always the tradition to start your BreakFast with something sweet. Therefore, Graffiti’s dessert counter will feature a wide array of sweet temptations including the classic such as Kolak Ubi Pisang,

Calendar Event for July 10 through August 10, 2013 10 Jul Buda Kliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan - Pulasari Peninjauan Tembuku Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kaba Kaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning Tengah Buleleng Pura Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Tarokaja Taro Tegallalang 17 Jul Buda Paing Wayang Pura Dang Khayangan Dalem Dukuh Kuda Sekaan Bangli 20 Jul Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Bathara Ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Bathara Ratu Widyadari Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Bathara Ratu Allit lan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarman Dalem Sukawati Besakih Pura Pedarman Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarman Kaba Kaba Besakih Pura Pedarman Dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadya Agung Pasek Gelgel Pegatepan Gelgel klungkung Pura Pemerajan Agung Sulang Dawan Klungkung Pura Padharman Dinasti Dalem Sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan Besakih ( Dalem Klungkung ) Pura Penataran dan Pasraman Kuta Rejo , Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuwangi Pura Jala Sidhi Amerta Juanda Surabaya 22 Jul Purnama Sasih Kasa Aci-aci Penaung Taluh Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Tirta Besakih Pura Purnama Cemangon Sukawati Pura Amrta Jati Kompleks ALRI Pangkalan Jati Jakarta Selatan Pura Jagatnatha Kota Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Desa ApuanSusut-Bangli Pura Jagatdhita Selong-Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg-Banjar

Buleleng Pura Puseh Batur Kintamani Pr. Asah (Alas Harum) Dusun Batur Kintamani Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk-Sukawati Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung SemeruLumajang Jawa Timur Pura Pengubengan Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah-Batur Kintamani Mr. Agung Puser Jagat Meranting Batu Kanding-Nusa Penida Pura Luhur Candi Narmada Tanah Kilap Desa PemogaN Denpasar Selatan Pura Panca Tirta Sido Luhur Bakanheni Lampung Selatan Pura Ponjok Batu Tejakula Buleleng 24 Jul Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting Cemenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Pengembungan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Banjar Jawa Banjar Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batupelang Kamasan klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kedonganan Kuta Pura Guwa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Jati Ubud Pura Melanting Ubud Pura Dalem Peed Nusa Penida Pura Sad Kahyangan Penida Desa Sakti Nusa Penida

Pura Penataran Agung Anyar Liligundi Bebandem Karangasem 30 Jul Anggar Kasih Dukut Pura Dalem Batuyang Batubulan Pura Dalem Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pura Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Desa/ Pura Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Pura Puser Jagat,Dalem Dukut, Puri Sukun Nusa Penida Pura Dalem Purwa Banjar Kawan Bangli Pura Desa Ketewel Sukawati 31 Jul Buda Umanis Dukut Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibangkaja Abiansemal Pura Dalem Samprangan Gianyar Pura Paiobon Dukuh Segening Serongga Kelod Gianyar 4 Aug Redite Kliwon Watugunung Pura Penataran Agung Mahagotra Tirta Harum Srisrengga Desa Nyalian Banjarangkan Klungkung 6 Aug Tilem Sasih Kasa Pura Dalem Seme Jawa Desa Kukuh Marga Tabanan 10 Aug Hari Raya Saraswati Pura Pasek Tangkas - Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel - Sayan Bongkasa Abiansemal Pura Watugunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya - Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Buleleng Pura Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Pura Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Pura Kawitan Bendesa Aban Baturning Desa Mambal Abiansemal

Graffiti restaurant will take you on a culinary journey to the Middle East by showcasing 7 dishes that will surely whet your appetite. One the menu is the famous Kebab that you can choose from beef, chicken to lamb Kebab. And if you are a vegetarian, Graffiti also served Vegetarian combo which consist of freshly made Hummus, Tabbouleh, Baba Ghanouj, Cabage Salad served with Pita Bread. The Middle East Food Festival available from 15 July – 7 August 2013.

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




Monday, July 8, 2013

Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park after 44 years Associated Press Writer

LONDON — The Rolling Stones returned to London’s Hyde Park after 44 years with a concert that saluted both the band’s past and the fleetingly idyllic English summer. Mick Jagger even donned a frock for the occasion. The band played an outdoor gig for 65,000 people Saturday in the same venue as a landmark 1969 show performed two days after the death of founding member Brian Jones. It’s most often remembered for the vast crowd of more than 200,000, for Jagger quoting Percy Bysshe Shelley as eulogy to Jones — and for the white dress Jagger wore onstage. Jagger took the stage in a similar white smock Saturday for a rendition of “Honkey Tonk Women,” a song the band also played in 1969. “Just something I found in the back,” he said. Much else has changed since 1969. Then, the concert was free. On Saturday, some fans had paid 200 pounds ($300) a ticket. Jagger turns 70 this month, drummer Charlie Watts is 72, and guitarist Keith Richards is 69. “It’s taken a while, but we got back,” Richards said. And the Stones seemed genuinely glad to have returned. Fresh off a headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival last week, the band was in relaxed but rousing form during a set that kicked off with “Start Me Up” and “It’s

Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It).” “Anybody here that was here in 1969?” Jagger asked, getting at least a few affirmative shouts. “Welcome back — it’s nice to see you again.” The band played on a stage surrounded by fake trees and foliage —”like a cross between Wimbledon and a pantomime forest,” Jagger said — but it was scarcely necessary. The park was already a leafy idyll on a rare London day of bright sunshine and soaring temperatures. “This time of year in England, it’s the best place to be in the world,” Jagger said, before quoting Shakespeare: “Summer’s lease has all too short a date.”The show featured some songs that had yet to be written in 1969, including “Beast of Burden” and the recent “Doom and Gloom,” as well as 1960s favorites like “Sympathy For the Devil,” ‘’Paint It Black” and “Gimme Shelter.” Former band member Mick Jones, who played with the band for the first time at the 1969 show, joined the Stones onstage for “Midnight Rambler.”

Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision/AP

Ronnie Wood, left, Mick Jagger, center, and Keith Richard of the Rolling Stones perform in concert at the TD Garden arena on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Boston.

Rappers’ daughters in spotlight as new authors Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS — The teenage daughters of rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman are in New Orleans with their dads this weekend, but it’s the girls who are greeting fans and signing autographs at the Essence Festival. Reginae (REH-jih-nay) Carter is the 14-yearold daughter of Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter. She collaborated with 16-year-old Bria Williams, daughter of Bryan “Birdman” Williams, on a teen novel, “Paparazzi Princesses.” It’s based on stories and characters inspired by their own life experiences. “It’s about the ups and downs of having celebrity parents,” Reginae Carter said. “It’s about how we go through everyday drama like everybody else.” They hope their book will inspire more teens to read. “Every book is not everybody’s choice,” Carter said, adding that she likes the idea of book clubs, where teens can get together and read the same thing. “We hope they’ll read ours.” The book covers the privileges and challenges of being teenagers whose fathers are hip-hop stars. The characters learn how to shuffle red carpet

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