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DENPASAR - Having been in long dormant, the area and Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) statue, Jimbaran, is touted to be resumed. Even, continuation of the project is mentioned to become the end of people’s protracted wait for the realization of GWK. Initiator of the area and GWK statue, Nyoman Nuarta, was even very optimistic if the entire area of GWK could be completed within three years. This matter was revealed in a meeting between the Badung House and Badung Regency Government with the Commissioner, Board of Directors and GWK Foundation in the office of Badung House. At the meeting led by Chairman of the Badung House, I Nyoman Giri Prasta, Nyoman Nuarta stated that so far his party went through many obstacles in the GWK mega project. He mentioned that turmoil in the reform era, the Bali bombings and a number of existing rules, had become

an impediment for the realization of GWK integrated area. But in essence, the funding was the main constraint. Nuarta also explained that several funding options had previously been performed. For example, asking for help to government from the era of President Suharto, bank consortium up to the funding plan from Australia and Korea. Unfortunately, none of them could be realized. “The promise of government could not be realized. Continued on page 6

Indonesia expects Bali bomb suspect home ‘soon’ Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - An alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people will be repatriated soon to Indonesia from Pakistan where he was arrested this year, according to the foreign minister. The most wanted Islamic extremist in Southeast Asia, Umar Patek, was arrested in March in Abbottabad in Pakistan, the same town where US special forces killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden just weeks later. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said the alleged coordinator of the 2002 Bali bomb-

ings that killed more than 200 people would be extradited to Indonesia “soon rather than later”. He told journalists the government wanted to ensure the process “proceeds smoothly” and did not give the alleged terrorist a stage to rally his supporters. “We do not want to create selffulfilling, self-creating attention to a person who doesn’t deserve publicity,” Natalegawa said. Authorities are continuing to investigate Patek to “ensure that he is held accountable for the crime,” which he allegedly committed before Indonesia had a specific antiterrorism law on its books. Continued on page 6


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Bali News Second Term, Bali Investment Reached IDR 4.4 Trillion Denpasar (Bali Post) –

Bali Modal Board (BPM) noted down in the second term of 2011 Bali’s investment has reached IDR 4.4 trillion where most come from State Enterprises (PMDN) IDR 3 billion and 30 percent from Foreign investors (PMA) IDR 1,4 trillion as explained by Head of the Boards Observation Section, Suta Astawa. To him this is very conducive and mirrored by the demanding investors. “On this second term 97 percent to third sector mostly to tourism,” he explained last Friday (5/8). He clarified all this time investors who want to invest do give an explanation connecting to the investment object such as for tourism they have to know which place is best. For 2011, Bali targeted IDR 15.79 trillion with growth IDR 4 trillion for PMA and PMDN. That number increased from 2010’s IDR 12.9 trillion with realisation PMA and PMDN IDR 3.1 trillion. “PMA are handled by central government and have to obey to the regulations of their investment

destination. The big ones come from USA, Australia, Holland, Germany, Canada, South Korea and France,” he continued. In other hand Bali Hotel Association (BHA) Executive Director, Djinaldi Gosana, predicted this year hotel rooms in Bali will reach more than 10,000 rooms as new hotels are on their way with their project permits out before government applies moratorium. This is going to be a strong and challenging competition to all hotel owners here. (par)

Pipe Construction Disturbs Kuta Mangupura (Bali Post) –

The people of Kuta is being annoyed as a pipe construction taking place at Setia Budi Street that was never coordinated with the Village’s official also Badung Infrastructure and Waters Agency have caused total traffic in Kuta Raya Street the past three days remembering the area has just finished placing fibre optic cables as explained by Head of Public Source Institution (LPM) for Kuta, Nyoman Graha Wicaksana last Friday (5/8). He is now questioning

if Kuta join work in digging together to anticipate open close holes on the roads. Head of the Agency, IB Surya Suamba, confirmed that there was no coordination in this construction. According to information, this construction was done by PT Tirtaartha Bauana under Badung Municipal Water Works. The Agency has sent complain to the project owner in asking permission to the Agency first. And for the join work it will happen on 2012 for Kuta as Kuta will be the first one to apply it so. (kmb25)

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One of the gutter in Denpasar filled with wastess

40 Percent of Industries, Waste Management Still Unwell Denpasar (Bali Post) –

Until now Bali Living Environment Board is still observing around 30 pollution influence industries most located on the shores of Bali being from hotels, restaurants, fish industries, glass factories and dying industries. From the result so far, 40 percent of it proved to have no good waste management while starred hotels are good in not causing any pollution as they have applied sewage treatment plan according to Head of the Board, Ir. A.A. Gede Alit

Sastrawan, M.T. to Bali Post last Friday (5/8). According to Alit, almost half of the industries did not optimise their waste management by not applying the standard and thinking of the affect to the environment. “Most use septic tank like in housing which potentially pollutes environment,” he added. Even so, the pollution level is not in danger as there is no metal substance pollution. For that, Sastrawan and his Board will give warning letters and guidance to them and clarified he will ask the management to manage their

wastes well. “They are ready to fix their waste management as soon as possible,” he stated. As told before, this observation was taken action after BLH Bali’s observation on sea water samples which dangerous substances such as Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) were found more than its normal limit also nitrate and nitrite more than the environment’s need in 13 beaches of Bali mostly in South Bali, the most growing tourism area in Bali, such as Kuta, Soka and Candidasa. (kmb13)

Surplus, Bali Still Import Rice Denpasar (Bali Post) –

Despite surplus on the local Bali agriculture lands it seems importing rice is still happening. Policy on rice import is part of central government’s policy in strengthen the national food stock remembering the rice from farmers are still small percent as climate anomaly and pests caused delay on harvest also farmers rice price is above government’s buying price (HPP) as explained by Head of Bali Bulog Regional Division last Friday (5/8).

It was said even though Bulog has given a special price such as dry mowed paddy (gabah) its HPP have gone up to IDR 4,100 per kg instead of IDR 3,045 per kg while rice its HPP up to IDR 6,100 per kg instead of IDR 5,060 per kg still won’t get its target from local farmers 3,2 percent which instead 1,5 percent fulfilled. To him the imported rice was to reach the target for those in poverty 2,000 tonnes per month and Army essentials also for nature disasters. “Bali’s stock reached 6,000 tonnes and another 5,000 came from

East Java this week so it reached 11,000 tonnes for the next 5 months,” he explained. Meanwhile for those in poverty, Head of Public Service Section of the Division, Drs. Wayan Suyasa, explained IDR 1,600 per kg has been routinely distributed to 713 point of villages where mostly to Buleleng with 600 tonnes per month, Karangasem 538 tonnes, Bangli 201 tonnes, Klungkung 119 tonnes, Tabanan 174 tonnes, Gianyar 112 tonnes, Jembrana 85 tonnes, Badung 57 tonnes and Denpasar 53 tonnes. (bit)

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Irrigation disturbed, farmers find difficulty to get water Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Decline in the farmland area in Denpasar is not absolutely caused by conversion of land into residential areas. A number of farmlands owned by farmers at Peguyangan Kaja, for instance, even get annoyed by progressively dwindling water availability. Ideally, the fewer users of irrigation water for agriculture, the more abundant irrigation water should be. “If the farmland is getting fewer, the water availability should be adequate. However, in fact the water is also increasingly difficult,” said one of the sharecropping farmers in North Denpasar on Friday (Aug 5). Such sluggish water condition was experienced by some owners of farmland at the Subak Sembung and Sukun, Peguyangan Kaja. Since a few months ago, the farmers had complained because the water irrigation flowing to their farmland was disrupted. His party had attempted to report the matter to subak chief until local village official. Related to the complaints of farmers, the Head of Denpasar Agricultural Agency, Gede Ambara Putra, said the disturbance of farmer’s water happened because the irrigation channel was out of order. However, since the authority to renovate the irrigation channel lay in other institutions, his

party could do nothing. “The matter of irrigation channel repair is beyond our authority. Nevertheless, we will coordinate the matter with the public works,” he explained. In the meantime, the Head of Bali Public Works, Ketut Winarta, when asked for his confirmation said the matter of irrigation was the authority of Public Works. However, the authority of regency/city public works was limited to only small irrigation channels. Meanwhile, for the area of Subak Sembung and Sukun going through disturbance was under the authority of Bali Public Works. “Reduction of the water discharge to the farmland was caused by the broken culvert in the north Daimaru mini market. It belongs to the authority of Bali Public Works. We’ve made coordination and it will be repaired immediately,” said Winarta. (kmb12)

Bali’s economy grows by 2.17 percent Agricultural sector the lowest Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Until the second quarter, Bali’s economy grew by 2.17 percent. This figure showed an increase over the previous quarter reaching 0.75 percent. The recent economic growth was fully driven by all economic sectors with the highest growth occurred in transport and communication sector. Meanwhile, the cumulative economic growth in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period in the previous year grew by 6.22 percent. Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali Province, Gede Suarsa, rated that acceleration of Bali’s economy in the second quarter was faster than in the previous quarter. Highest growth rate occurred in the transport and communication sector namely by 3.35 percent despite the previous quarter went through contraction (negative growth) at minus 2.07 percent. The main contributor to the high rate of growth in the transport subsector was the air transport that grew by 5.06 percent and marine transportation by 5.03 percent. “Various activities organized in Bali indicated significant effect to the number of domestic and foreign tourists visit to Bali so as to encourage the transportation sector,” said Gede Suarsa in Denpasar on Friday (Aug 5).

The data obtained from BPS Bali and authority of Ngurah Rai Airport showed that passengers departing through the airport reached 1,526,527 people during the second quarter of 2011 or an increase of 8.54 percent over the first quarter in the same year amounting to 1,406,451 people. Such an increase also occurred to the number of arrival passengers that rose by 14.11 percent, but the number of transit passengers dropped by 7.91 percent. “In the meantime, condition of the processing industry in Bali could grow positively by 0.88 percent. By and large, this condition was supported by foreign tourists visiting Bali with considerable positive impact on the performance of manufacturing sector,” he explained. Nevertheless, if compared to the second quarter of 2010 (year on year) the growth of agricultural sector occupied the lowest position namely 1.50 percent of the Bali’s GDP experiencing 6.42 percent growth. Meanwhile, the dominant economic sector with high growth occurred in the mining and quarry sector namely 15.07 percent. “We think the lowest growth happened to agriculture because the production was declining due to diminishing harvest area and weather condition,” he added. (par)

Nine waterfalls at Sambangan Village

Arranged for tourism, preserved for environment SAMBANGAN Village in Sukasada Subdistrict is probably the only village in Buleleng and even in Bali which has nine waterfalls. It is dearly amazing. More impressively, all the waterfalls are located in extraordinarily pristine countryside with verdant hills and winding rivers. Seeing such potential, people directly guess that Sambangan Village indeed deserves to be made a tourist destination. Indeed, it is true. Sambangan Village is now busy arranging the region into a tourist destination. But, the tourism developed is eco-tourism without spoiling the nature. Aside from the beauty of waterfalls, the type of tourism on offer is the promenade by riverside and exploring local caves and wild bushes. “We continue to develop tourism while arranging the nature here. We are also protecting the environment because the springs, rivers and waterfalls are closely related to agricultural activities in this region,” said Village Chief of Sambangan, Nyoman Selamet Arya. Sambangan Village with an area 7.67 square kilometers inhabited by some 4,828 population had arranged eight of the nine waterfalls existing at the village, including the Kembar, Dedari, Canging, Aling-Aling, Kroya, and Pucuk Waterfall. Altitude of the eight waterfalls was between 20 to 31 meters with its own beauty. Even, Sambangan Village had been stipulated as a tourist destination since 2006. Chief Selamet said that since the area established as a tourist destination, Sambangan Village gradually began to be introduced to outside world. Many tourists came to see the Aling-Aling Waterfall which had the highest altitude at the village. The scenic Aling-Aling Waterfall was indeed very beautiful. From a distance of 40 meters, the waterfall looked like a clear white cloud flying from the top of the hill to the overlay of the river. At the Kembar waterfall, more visitors took adventure tourism. The tourism was handled in

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An officer of Sambangan, Selamet Arya, in front of one of the waterfalls in Sambangan Village a simple but quite professional management by tourism awareness group (Pokdarwis). It established two management groups to handle the waterfall attraction consisting of the Aling-Aling Group and Cemara Group. Both groups were responsible for management of the object, including the collection of admission fee of visitors. Other than waterfall, the group also had a trekking, camping and meditation tourist attraction. In order the contribution of waterfall attraction had the legal protection, in early 2011 the village made a regulation concerning with Sambangan Waterfall Tourist Attraction. “Essentially, the regulation organizes the entire Sambangan waterfall tourist attraction for the benefit of residents as a whole,” said Chief Selamet Arya. Interestingly, residents of

Sambangan Village did not only take advantage of the natural beauty to be sold to tourists. Numerous waterfalls, rivers and springs in the area also made the village inseparable from the world of agriculture. Rice fields in the village were winding on the overlay of hillside and roadside. To that end, the waterfalls and rivers were persistently well preserved. Residents routinely conducted tree planting or reforestation and always oversaw in order the local residents and tourists did not throw any waste into the rivers. “If springs discontinue to flow, waterfalls will consequently stop and then there will be no tourism and no agriculture supporting this village,” said another member of Pokdarwis of Sambangan Village. (ole)


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Lilin Restaurant

Potato Head Beach Club IBP

Adding to the arsenal of experiences at Potato Head, this newly-opened seafood eatery is dedicated to traditional homestyle and contemporary South East Asian fare. Set along cozy wooden benchstyle tables, this a place where you can roll your sleeves up and tuck into some of the island’s best seafood while watching the waves crash in. Guests can enjoy either a selection of Tapas or from the live selection of fresh-catches with a variety of preparations available. Serving lunch & dinner seven days a week: 5.30 pm - 11.30 pm.

Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for July 9 through August 6, 2011 09 Jul Pura Catur Buana Sanding, Tampaksiring - Gianyar 10 Jul Pura Peninjoan

26 Jul Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Batua, Sukawati - Gianyar Pura Pasek Bendesa Kekeran Mengwi - badung Pura Manik Mas Besakih - Karangasem

Besakih - Karangasem

16 Jul Pura pasek Gelgel Kukuh,Marga - Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg - Tabanan Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg - Tabanan Pura Puseh, Pura Desa Guwang, Sukawati - Gianyar Pura Dalem Setra Batununggul Sewana,Nusa Penida Klungkung Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel - Gianyar 17 Jul Aci-aci Penaung Taluh di Penataran Besakih Karangasem Pura Gunung Kuripan Lombok Pura Tirta Besakih - Karangasem Pura Purnama Camenggaon,Sukawati - Gianyar Pura Amerta Jati Komplek ALRI, Cinere - Jakarta Sel. Pura Jagatnatha Singaraja Pura Dang Hyang Tulus Dewa Apuan,Susut - Bangli Pura Jagathitha Selong - Lombok Timur Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Gobleg,Banjar - Buleleng Pura Desa, Pura Puseh Batur, Kitamani - Bangli Pura Asah (Alas Arum) Batur,Kintamani - Bangli Pura Dalem Kedewatan Celuk,Sukawati - Gianyar Pura Agung Mandara Giri Gunung Semeru - Lumajang, Jatim Pura Pengubengan Besakih - Karangasem Penataran Agung Sukawati - Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah,Batur,Kintamani Bangli Merajan A. Puser Jagat Meranting Batukandik,Nusa Penida - Klungkung 23 Jul Merajan Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi - Bangli

30 Jul Pura Kepisah Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel Gerih, Abiansemal - Badung Pura Puncaksari Penarukan, Peninjoan- Bangli Pura Anteg Sari Br Dangin Pangkung, Kediri-Tabanan Pura Bangun Sakti Besakih - Karangasem Pura Pesimpangan Batur Pande Dangin Pangkung, Kediri Tabanan 01 Aug Odalan Ida Ratu Geng PenataranBesakih - Karangasem Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Mr. Saloding Besakih - Karangasem 03 Aug Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Kayuputih,Banjar Buleleng 05 Aug Pura Tirtaharum Tegalwangi - Bangli Pura Beratan Baturiti - Tabanan Pura Batu Klotok Lepang - Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari - Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangguntiti Jakatebel - Tabanan Pura Pasek Bendesa Sangsit,Sawan - Buleleng Pura Dalem Waturenggong Tarokaja,Tegallalang - Gianyar Pura Ibu (Pura Kaja) Wanagiri Selemadeg - Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Tulikup - Gianyar Pura Mnik Bingin Ds Dukuh,Sidemen - Karangasem 06 Aug Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang - Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Banjar Pande - Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Abiansemal - Badung Pasek Dadia A. Sanak Sapta Resi Peteluan,Sidan - Gianyar Pura Puseh Penegil Darma Kubutambahan - Buleleng Pura Dalem Maya Br Teruna,Blahbatuh - Gianyar

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


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News 9 bodies found near schools in 2 Mexican states Associated Press Writer

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Riot police looks on as fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. A demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze.

Police officer hospitalized, 7 injured in UK riot

MONTERREY, Mexico — The dismembered bodies of four young men were dumped near a high school and five young men were found dead near a middle school in two separate incidents in northern Mexico, officials said Saturday. The severed body parts of four men were stuffed into black garbage bags and dumped about 200 feet (60 meters) from a school in Sinaloa state, said state prosecutor’s office spokesman Martin Gastelum. The men were ages 20 to 25, he said. The men had been abducted Tuesday by masked assailants in the city of Navolato, Gastelum said. The five other bodies were found near a middle school outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, a Nuevo Leon state prosecution official said. They were in the same age range as the bodies discovered in Sinaloa and they all had been shot in the head, said the official, who agreed to confirm the incident only if he was not quoted by name There was no sign the incidents were related and schools are currently closed for summer vacation. But youths are increasingly caught up in fighting among rival drug cartels in both Sinaloa and Nuevo Leon. Also Saturday, the Michoacan state prosecutor’s office said seven armed assailants were killed in a shootout with federal police in that western state. A police convoy that included an armored car was patrolling the municipality of Tuxpan late Friday when it came upon a camp apparently being used by a gang, prosecutors said. It said the gunmen shot first, after a shout: “Here come the (men in) blue. Open Fire!”

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LONDON — One police officer was hospitalized and seven others were injured during riots in the deprived Tottenham area of London, police said Sunday, after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze. The area in London’s north exploded in anger Saturday night after a gathering to protest the Thursday shooting by police of the 29-year-old. Two patrol cars, a building and a double-decker bus were torched as rioters clashed with officers in front of Tottenham Police Station, where people had gathered to demand “justice” for Mark Duggan. Sirens could be heard across the city as authorities rushed reinforcements to the scene. Shop windows were smashed as residents looted stores, pushing

shopping carts full of stolen goods down the street. Police said around 300 people took part in the earlier demonstration. Scotland Yard police commander Stephen Watson on Sunday described the scenes as “distressing,” but stressed public safety was “paramount.” He said in a statement that police “are aware of raised tensions ... which are understandable following the tragic death.” “What we experienced earlier on yesterday evening was a peaceful protest outside Tottenham police station — there

was no indication it would deteriorate in this way. For those who involved themselves in this level of violence, there is no excuse.” Miles from the tourist hotspots of central London, Tottenham is one of England’s most deprived areas. In 1985, it was the scene of one of the most violent riots in the country’s history after a local woman suffered heart failure when her home was raided by police. One officer was stabbed to death as he tried to protect firefighters and nearly 60 others hospitalized.

Italy’s Berlusconi rules out early elections Reuters

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Saturday ruled out calling early elections to stem market panic that has pounded Italian assets and forced his government to bring forward austerity measures. Berlusconi’s conservative government has been weakened by infighting, and the leftist opposition has called for a government of technocrats to restore credibility in the country’s finances. Italy is due to go to the polls in 2013. But Berlusconi dismissed any suggestion of emulating Spain, where Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has called an early election to tackle the crisis.

“This has absolutely not been talked about,” Berlusconi said when asked about bringing elections forward to 2012. “This has never been an option.” Fears over the euro zone debt crisis spiralling out of control sent Italian bond yields to 14-year highs and the Milan bourse to more than twoyear lows this week. European policy makers fear a debt emergency in the euro zone’s third largest economy could overwhelm bailout mechanisms set up to help smaller troubled countries such as Greece or Ireland. After vague pledges to step up economic reforms failed to convince markets earlier in the week, Berlusconi promised on Friday to bring forward austerity measures and balance the budget by 2013,

a year ahead of schedule. A 48 billion euro austerity plan passed in parliament last month was widely criticised for delaying most cuts until after the scheduled 2013 elections and doing nothing for growth. The latest pledge got a frosty reception from the opposition and Italy’s biggest union, but was welcomed by analysts and the European Union’s top economic official. “This will help to boost potential growth, secure budgetary retrenchment and bolster market confidence,” European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn told Reuters in the first EU response to Berlusconi’s announcement. “The essential thing is rigorous implementation.”

Indonesia... From page 1 Born in 1970, Patek is a suspected member of the Al-Qaedalinked Southeast Asian terror net-

work Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). In addition to the Bali bombings, he is also suspected of involvement in a series of deadly attacks targeting Christians and Westerners in Indonesia dating back to 1999.

Development... From page 1 Then, the state-owned enterprises planned to build a consortium and it had been approved by CEOs of the banks, but the interest rate was very large because the total investment reached IDR 4 trillion. In terms of regulation, the measure was not allowed. Afterward, we approached foreign investors, but it was not approved by government,” he said. Finally, Nuarta admitted there had been some candidates of investor who were ready to fund the mega project. But he was reluctant to mention the name of those investors. He simply asserted whoever the investors were they should be able to complete the GWK statue. “Hopefully, within this month it can be accomplished and contract of the construction could be made,” he added. Based on calculation of Nuarta, accomplishment of GWK statue required at least 1.5 years to complete. Meanwhile, for the total area would take up to three years. GWK statue itself was not a usual statue. Volume of the statue was eight times of the Liberty Statue in New York. If could have been completed, the GWK statue located on the pedestal with the height of 300 meters was predicted to become

the biggest and tallest statue in the world. Except for describing the constraint and planning, Nuarta also asked the Chairman of Badung House to facilitate the infrastructure around the GWK area. According to him, the existing road infrastructure was still less representative, so that if there was any event in GWK, the traffic congestion was inevitable. In respond to the plan of GWK’s party, Vice Chairman of the Badung House, I Ketut Suiasa, stated that GWK project was not only a usual project in the scale of Badung Regency and Bali Province. According to him, the project required a shared responsibility from local government and central government to materialize the GWK. He said that building the responsibility from local government to central government was difficult. For many times, even the Central House of Representatives and the President had appealed the GWK to be realized immediately, yet until now the GWK remained stagnant. “This means the links must be connected. And, we in the Badung House had no capacity until the central government. On that account, this should be taken into account,” he said. (kmb25)


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News 9 bodies found near schools in 2 Mexican states Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/PA, Lewis Whyld

Riot police looks on as fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. A demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze.

Police officer hospitalized, 7 injured in UK riot

MONTERREY, Mexico — The dismembered bodies of four young men were dumped near a high school and five young men were found dead near a middle school in two separate incidents in northern Mexico, officials said Saturday. The severed body parts of four men were stuffed into black garbage bags and dumped about 200 feet (60 meters) from a school in Sinaloa state, said state prosecutor’s office spokesman Martin Gastelum. The men were ages 20 to 25, he said. The men had been abducted Tuesday by masked assailants in the city of Navolato, Gastelum said. The five other bodies were found near a middle school outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, a Nuevo Leon state prosecution official said. They were in the same age range as the bodies discovered in Sinaloa and they all had been shot in the head, said the official, who agreed to confirm the incident only if he was not quoted by name There was no sign the incidents were related and schools are currently closed for summer vacation. But youths are increasingly caught up in fighting among rival drug cartels in both Sinaloa and Nuevo Leon. Also Saturday, the Michoacan state prosecutor’s office said seven armed assailants were killed in a shootout with federal police in that western state. A police convoy that included an armored car was patrolling the municipality of Tuxpan late Friday when it came upon a camp apparently being used by a gang, prosecutors said. It said the gunmen shot first, after a shout: “Here come the (men in) blue. Open Fire!”

Associated Press Writer

LONDON — One police officer was hospitalized and seven others were injured during riots in the deprived Tottenham area of London, police said Sunday, after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze. The area in London’s north exploded in anger Saturday night after a gathering to protest the Thursday shooting by police of the 29-year-old. Two patrol cars, a building and a double-decker bus were torched as rioters clashed with officers in front of Tottenham Police Station, where people had gathered to demand “justice” for Mark Duggan. Sirens could be heard across the city as authorities rushed reinforcements to the scene. Shop windows were smashed as residents looted stores, pushing

shopping carts full of stolen goods down the street. Police said around 300 people took part in the earlier demonstration. Scotland Yard police commander Stephen Watson on Sunday described the scenes as “distressing,” but stressed public safety was “paramount.” He said in a statement that police “are aware of raised tensions ... which are understandable following the tragic death.” “What we experienced earlier on yesterday evening was a peaceful protest outside Tottenham police station — there

was no indication it would deteriorate in this way. For those who involved themselves in this level of violence, there is no excuse.” Miles from the tourist hotspots of central London, Tottenham is one of England’s most deprived areas. In 1985, it was the scene of one of the most violent riots in the country’s history after a local woman suffered heart failure when her home was raided by police. One officer was stabbed to death as he tried to protect firefighters and nearly 60 others hospitalized.

Italy’s Berlusconi rules out early elections Reuters

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Saturday ruled out calling early elections to stem market panic that has pounded Italian assets and forced his government to bring forward austerity measures. Berlusconi’s conservative government has been weakened by infighting, and the leftist opposition has called for a government of technocrats to restore credibility in the country’s finances. Italy is due to go to the polls in 2013. But Berlusconi dismissed any suggestion of emulating Spain, where Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has called an early election to tackle the crisis.

“This has absolutely not been talked about,” Berlusconi said when asked about bringing elections forward to 2012. “This has never been an option.” Fears over the euro zone debt crisis spiralling out of control sent Italian bond yields to 14-year highs and the Milan bourse to more than twoyear lows this week. European policy makers fear a debt emergency in the euro zone’s third largest economy could overwhelm bailout mechanisms set up to help smaller troubled countries such as Greece or Ireland. After vague pledges to step up economic reforms failed to convince markets earlier in the week, Berlusconi promised on Friday to bring forward austerity measures and balance the budget by 2013,

a year ahead of schedule. A 48 billion euro austerity plan passed in parliament last month was widely criticised for delaying most cuts until after the scheduled 2013 elections and doing nothing for growth. The latest pledge got a frosty reception from the opposition and Italy’s biggest union, but was welcomed by analysts and the European Union’s top economic official. “This will help to boost potential growth, secure budgetary retrenchment and bolster market confidence,” European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn told Reuters in the first EU response to Berlusconi’s announcement. “The essential thing is rigorous implementation.”

Indonesia... From page 1 Born in 1970, Patek is a suspected member of the Al-Qaedalinked Southeast Asian terror net-

work Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). In addition to the Bali bombings, he is also suspected of involvement in a series of deadly attacks targeting Christians and Westerners in Indonesia dating back to 1999.

Development... From page 1 Then, the state-owned enterprises planned to build a consortium and it had been approved by CEOs of the banks, but the interest rate was very large because the total investment reached IDR 4 trillion. In terms of regulation, the measure was not allowed. Afterward, we approached foreign investors, but it was not approved by government,” he said. Finally, Nuarta admitted there had been some candidates of investor who were ready to fund the mega project. But he was reluctant to mention the name of those investors. He simply asserted whoever the investors were they should be able to complete the GWK statue. “Hopefully, within this month it can be accomplished and contract of the construction could be made,” he added. Based on calculation of Nuarta, accomplishment of GWK statue required at least 1.5 years to complete. Meanwhile, for the total area would take up to three years. GWK statue itself was not a usual statue. Volume of the statue was eight times of the Liberty Statue in New York. If could have been completed, the GWK statue located on the pedestal with the height of 300 meters was predicted to become

the biggest and tallest statue in the world. Except for describing the constraint and planning, Nuarta also asked the Chairman of Badung House to facilitate the infrastructure around the GWK area. According to him, the existing road infrastructure was still less representative, so that if there was any event in GWK, the traffic congestion was inevitable. In respond to the plan of GWK’s party, Vice Chairman of the Badung House, I Ketut Suiasa, stated that GWK project was not only a usual project in the scale of Badung Regency and Bali Province. According to him, the project required a shared responsibility from local government and central government to materialize the GWK. He said that building the responsibility from local government to central government was difficult. For many times, even the Central House of Representatives and the President had appealed the GWK to be realized immediately, yet until now the GWK remained stagnant. “This means the links must be connected. And, we in the Badung House had no capacity until the central government. On that account, this should be taken into account,” he said. (kmb25)


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Indonesia says economy grew 6.49% in Q2 Agence France-Presse

Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown’s busy sidewalk markets in the Indonesian capital city on August 5, 2011. The official Statistics Agency said on August 5 Indonesia’s economy grew 6.49 percent year on year in the three months to June thanks to rising esports and investment and strong domestic consumption.

JAKARTA - Indonesia said Friday its economy grew 6.49 percent year on year in the three months to June thanks to rising exports and investment and strong domestic consumption.

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Facebook ‘prompts teenage pregnancies’ in Indonesia Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - A religious court official in Indonesia has blamed social networking site Facebook for a rise in teenage pregnancies and under-age marriages. Siti Haryanti, a secretary at the religious court in Mount Kidul, a town in Central Java, said young couples were having sex after meeting online and she had seen the number of un-

der-age marriages increase in the past year. “Many couples admitted they got to know each other through the site and continued their relationship until they got pregnant outside wedlock,” Haryanti was quoted as saying by Antara state news agency. “The site is easy to access even to the remote villages so intensive relationships caused many teenagers to get pregnant outside marriage,” she said. Haryanti said 130 under-age

couples have sought marriage licences at the religious court this year compared to 120 couples in 2010. The legal age for marriage in Indonesia is 16 years for women and 19 years for men. A study byYahoo! found that Indonesia is the largest and fastest growing online market in Southeast Asia, with online usage growth of 48 percent in 2010, compared to 22 percent in 2009. Indonesia has more than 22 million Facebook users.

The second-quarter data for Southeast Asia’s largest economy follows a 6.50 percent rise in the previous three months, the official Statistics Agency said. The economy grew 2.90 percent quarter on quarter. “The global exports situation in the world is weakening, but those are in US, Europe and Japan,” national statistics agency head Rusman Heriawan said. “On the other side, Indonesia’s exports to China have been excellent because there was an appreciation of the yuan to rupiah. Indonesian goods to China have become cheaper,” he said. The agency said investment rose 9.2 percent from a year earlier following a 7.3 percent rise in the previous quarter. The government expects the resource-rich country to grow 6.40 percent this year after expanding 6.10 percent in 2010, when it was among the best performing economies in the Group of 20 nations. Indonesia has targeted growth of up to 9.0 percent a year between 2015 and 2025 by focusing on investment in six designated growth centres in four provinces, while slashing inflation to 3.0 percent annually. OCBC economist Gundy Cahyadi said the economy was expected to sustain its current pace of growth and would probably pass 6.50 percent by the end of the year.

“Certainly, the strength of the global economy is a risk to reckon with, but the prevailing capacity seen in the domestic economy is likely to form the underlying support for growth prospects going into 2012,” Cahyadi told Dow Jones Newswires. Meanwhile Bank Negara Indonesia economist Rosady Montol said: “Looking at this growth, we are in quite a positive condition as the global economy is still under pressure.” However, he added: “But infrastructure needs to be improved fast in order to book bigger growth ahead.” Montol said that while inflation was under control “we still have to be careful with the huge inflows of foreign funds”. Several emerging nations, including Indonesia, are concerned at a growing inflows of foreign capital as investors seek better returns on their investments from higher interest rates compared with the West. However, the International Monetary Fund said last month that Indonesia’s strong fundamentals and relatively low dependence on external demand prompted the nation to face limited exposure to a large exit of foreign capital at a time of global risk aversion. The IMF said that Indonesia’s strong export growth and continued flexibility of the rupiah’s exchange rate would help protect against volatile cash flows.

Indonesia minister defends Ahmadiyah verdicts Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on Friday defended the country’s judicial system after a court sentenced Muslim radicals to a few months in jail for killing members of a minority sect. The sentences handed down last month to 12 defendants over a deadly lynch mob attack on members of the Ahmadiyah community in February shocked human rights groups and drew criticism from the United States and the European Union. But in his first public response to the outrage, Natalegawa defended the independence of Indonesia’s courts and said the mainly Muslim archipelago was not the only country to suffer from religious intolerance. “There is an obvious delineation between the executive, the judiciary and legislative branches,” he said in response to a reporter’s question.

The Cambridge-educated minister said “heinous acts” were being committed all over the world due to religious intolerance, but he did not address concerns that light sentences for hate crimes only encourage more killings. “I’m afraid when you speak of the whole issue of religious intolerance and all kinds of phobia... Indonesia doesn’t have a monopoly on that unfortunately,” he said. A secretly filmed video of the rampage in Cikeusik, western Java, sparked international concern when it appeared online within days of the attack. The footage shows police fleeing the scene as the enraged mob — armed with machetes and knives and shouting abuse at the “infidels” — launch an unprovoked attack on a house owned by an Ahmadiyah follower. A handful of Ahmadiyah men tried to defend the property with stones and slingshots but they were

quickly overwhelmed. The mob then clubbed, hacked and stoned three defenceless men to death in front of police, and stood around joking over their bodies. Several Ahmadiyah tried to flee but were hunted down and badly beaten. None of the 12 men punished over the incident was charged with murder, and none received more than six months in jail, including the ringleader and a 17-year-old who was filmed smashing a victim’s skull with a stone. Prosecutors managed to convince the court that the video and the victims’ refusal to flee the property justified a reduced sentence for the killers. In the end the sentences were even lighter than requested by the state. Ahmadiyah, unlike mainstream Muslims, do not believe Mohammed was the last prophet and are regarded as heretics and blasphemers by conservatives in countries such as Indonesia and Pakistan.

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Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa

British politicians and members of the Ahmadiyah community in England released statements on Friday warning that such sentences only encouraged more violence. “By meting out ineffectual sentences, the Indonesian judiciary has essentially condoned mob violence

in the name of Islam,” community representative Rafiq Hayat said. British politician Eric Lubbock, of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Human Rights, said the verdicts were a “huge setback for Indonesia and in particular for its justice system”.


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Bali Today Bali exports to US 41 Million Dollars Antara

DENPASAR - Bali’s exports of diverse commodities of the handicraft industry, farming and plantation products, to the United States in the January-May 2011 period reached 41 million US dollars. The foreign exchange earnings accounted for 19 percent of the region’s foreign trade totaling 214.5 million dollars, head of the Bali industry and trade agency’s exports division Putu Bagiada said here Friday. Although the economy of the superpower had been growing only by 2.9 pct in 2010, and the economy has been growing rather sluggishly, the American consumers are still the biggest buyers of Bali’s diverse handicraft goods. Most of American importers bought diverse handicraft goods like contemporary wooden statues widely sought by locals because they are relatively cheap and of good quality. A great deal of garments had also been shipped to that country besides vanilla and fresh and frozen tuna increased the foreign exchange earnings from the US. The role of American consumers in buying Bali’s nonoil/gas diverse goods and handicraft commodities is the highest in foreign trade in the first five months of 2011, Putu Bagiada

said. The Japanese buyers of these goods are the second highest in the January-May 2011 period. The commodities bought by the Japanese importers are only 3.5 million dollars less than those of the American consumers, Putu Bagiada said, adding that France is the third biggest buyer with 16.1 million dollars. In the meantime, Italian consumers known for their liking for antique art goods are the fourth biggest with 12.2 million dollars spent on Balinese accessories. These goods are selling well in the export market, because the exporters will re-sell them after they arrived in their countries, like the US, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore and others. The smoothness of Bali”s exports was thanks to the improved global economic condition especially in the consuming countries like Japan and Europe in particular, which may increase Bali’s nonoil/gas exports, Bagiada said.

Taiwan plans to limit Chinese tour groups to certified hotels Antara

TAIPEI - The Tourism Bureau said Wednesday that it will soon limit the hotels that Chinese tour groups can stay at to reduce travel disputes. The new policy is designed to improve travel quality, and will take effect as early as the second half of next year, said Tourism Bureau Director-General Janice Lai at a tea party with the media. Citing the one to five star ratings system that the bureau is currently pushing for, Lai said Taiwan’s hotels lack a unified rating system that has become a major cause of disputes over travel arrangements. Disputes over accommodations may affect a tourist’s impression of Taiwan’s travel environment and quality of service, said Lai.

According to the Tourism Bureau, there are currently 103 tourist hotels and over 2,600 regular hotels in Taiwan, but only 116 of them are under the evaluation of the ratings system. Of that number, 67 are certified by the rating system. In addition, the government has set a goal to hit 10 million visitor arrivals to Taiwan per year by 2014, Minister of Transportation and Communications Mao Chi-kuo said at the same occasion. The number of visitor arrivals to Taiwan reached over five million in 2010. After the number of visitor arrivals to Taiwan increases, the ministry aims to have accommodation capacity reach 25,000 units in order to meet the increased demand, Mao said. The current numbers of qualified units stand at 9,000.

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Gianyar Regent Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati visiting the participants of Chili Festival during the opening ceremony.

The 3rd Chili Festival Introducing 300 chili sauces from Bali IBP

DENPASAR - Chili Festival for the third times was held in Bali Safari and Marine Park (BSMP) from August 7 to September 7, 2011. This time, the culinary festival will show 300 kinds of chili sauce that existing in Bali. According to Hans Manansang, Chairman of Chili Festival 2011, around 300 participants are giving their recipes on how to make chili sauce. Manansang hopes that this event will help and inspire ev-

erybody to preserve local culture. ‘’This is our way to inspire people to help preserving local culture,’’ said Manansang. Chibari was opened by Gianyar Regent Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati that cutting chili as sign of opening the festival. This festival that will be held in a month got many attentions from visitors that came to BSMP. The participants were busy preparing their chili sauce while visitors have to take line in order to try the chili sauce. Besides being able to try the

chili sauce, visitors also have chance to know all facts about all chili sauces that being show in that festival. There are many different chili sauces that can be tried. For example Beruk chili sauce, Kencur chili sauce, and “Sambal Coco Pete Uh Ah Uh Ah”. Chili Festival is one way to conserve local culture, especially Balinese culinary. Being one of leading conservation and education agency, BSMP is showing their commitment not only to conserve flora and fauna, but also local culture. (kmb18)


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Balinese Culture Twenty Bali Starlings to be released IBP

DENPASAR - Twenty Bali starlings (Leucopsar rothschildi) from European countries will be released into their natural habitat in the near future, according to an NGO activist. “The planned arrival of the 20 Bali starlings is thanks to our cooperation with the Koelner zoo in Germany,” Bradley T Gardner, the founder of the Begawan Foundation engaged in Bali starling preservation, said. The starlings also known as Bali Mynah will arrive at Ngurah Raih airport in Bali on August 9 from Germany. They will first be quarantined at Bali Bird Park for two weeks, and later moved to a breeding center belonging to Begawan Foundation at Sibang, Badung District, Bali Island. “The 20 birds which have become Bali icon, comprise 10 female and 10 male,” he said. The arrival of the 20 Bali starlings will become a celebration for the success of the foundation which was established 12 years ago. The European Union has trusted the foundation in the preservation of the endangered birds, he said. Recently, three Bali Starlings were successfully returned to their habitat in the Bali Bird Park from Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.

NASI GORENG (Fried Rice)

“We made an effort to return the birds in order to protect the Balinese bird species from extinction,” Widya Prajanthi, a spokesman of the Begawan Fundation, said in a press statement. Wildlife Reserve of Singapore helped the foundation in the effort to bring back the Bali Starlings to their habitat. Before being released into the Bali Bird Park, the birds were

quarantined at the bird breeding center of Sibang, Badung District, Bali Island, for adjustment. The Bali Starling Conservation Project was Begawan Foundation’s first initiative, established in 1999 with the aim of saving the rare bird from the very real threat of extinction. Famed for its beauty, the Balinese Starling was officially adopted as Bali province’s mascot in 1991.

OVERVIEW: There are about as many different ways of preparing Nasi Goreng in Bali, as there are cooks. The only constant ingredient is rice; everything else is determined by the cook’s taste or the availability of ingredients. Please be certain to use only cold rice, as warm rice will stick to the wok. INGREDIENTS: 6 tbsp oil 6 shallots, peeled, halves length wise and sliced 6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 200 gr (6 ½ oz) chicken meat, sliced 150 gr (5 oz) medium size shrimp, peeled ¼ small white cabbage, shredded 4 eggs, beaten 2 tbsp sambal tomat 700 gr (1 ½ lb) cold cooked rice 2 tsp salt 1 tsp sliced bird’s eye chilies 2 tbsp fried shallot PREPARATION: 1. Heat vegetable oil in wok or heavy fry pan until very hot. 2. Add shallots and garlic and fry for 1 minute until golden yellow. 3. Add chicken and shrimp and fry for 1 minute, and then add cabbage and fry for 1 minute. Add sambal and mix well. 4. Add eggs and continuously stir for 30 seconds before adding rice and salt. Increase to very high heat and fry for 3 more minute, stir continuously. 5. Add chilies, mix well and serve immediately, garnished with fried shallots. Note: Throughout Bali there are as many different ways of preparing Nasi Goreng as there are ingredients of chef’s. (http:/ /www.baliguide.com/balifood)

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Gunung Kawi IBP

Gunung Kawi is a Hindu Temple complex with old omission from the stone era located in Gianyar regency. Based on the inscription of Tengkulak A on 945 saka (Balinese calendar) which is released by Marakata King, the ancient omission complex is located at the Pekerisan River then it is called Katyangan Amarawati. Pekerisan River is also named by Jalu which is according to the inscription chiseled on the above of the biggest temple door sound ‘Haji Lumahing Jalu’. The name of Gunung Kawi is the name given on the omission which is related to the complex of temples because the temple on this area is like the symbol from the mount. There are 3 temples which so called the name as Gunung Kawi in Bali those are Gunung Kawi in Sebatu countryside, Gunung Kawi Temple in Keliki countryside and Gunung Kawi Temple in Babitra countryside.

The ancient omission complex of Gunung Kawi is founded on 10 century. It is founded in the era of Udayana about 989 M. At the period of Marakata governance on 1023, the omission which is called Katyagan Amarawati is developed and continued by the governance of Anak Wungsu which is guess lead between the years of 1049 - 1077 M. Temple complex is consisted of 2 consecutions. The consecution in eastside Pekerisan River is consisted of 5 units and the consecution at west side of river is 5 units, in the north is 4 units and 1 unit is located far in south side separate from the others. On the above of the temple consecution in particular to the Eastside River, there is an article of Kediri word type sounding ‘Haji Lumahing Jalu’. Haji means a king, the Lumah means a temple or Sidha Dewata means to return to the nature of deity and Ing Jalu means in Pekerisan. The Jalu mean the Keris literal. The entire words

mean that king is made in temple form at Pekerisan. From this article is assumed that this temple is dedicated to Udayana King which is also called Marakata and Anak Wungsu. The temple which is located in the west side of

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river related to all king concubines. The temples are located far in the south side is attributed to prime minister because in these temple areas existing an article Rakyan which is namely perform for high functionary of empire.

Buddhist Temple Complex is used as a residence and as place for meditation. It is consisted of some nooks and it is located in the cross east of Pakerisan River. Other nooks are located spread out and near the temple bunch.

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BUSINESS Italy has long road to Global avoid financial collapse policymakers discuss debt crisis, market turmoil Associated Press Writer

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TOKYO/SEOUL - Global policymakers held an emergency conference call on Sunday to discuss the twin debt crises in Europe and the United States that are causing market turmoil and stoking fears of the rich world sliding back into recession. After a week that saw $2.5 trillion wiped off global stock markets, political leaders are under mounting pressure to reassure investors that Western governments have both the will and ability to reduce their huge and growing public debt loads. South Korea said finance deputies from the Group of 20 major economies discussed the European debt crisis and U.S. sovereign rating downgrade on Sunday morning in Asian time zones. A Japanese government source said finance leaders from the Group of Seven big developed economies would also discuss the crisis and may issue a statement afterwards, although the timing of such a call was unclear. The European Central Bank was scheduled to hold a rare Sunday afternoon conference call. Investors are anxiously looking for the central bank to start buying Italian and Spanish debt on Monday to stabilize prices, a move that has split the ECB governing council. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who chairs the G7/G20 group of leading economies, conferred with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday. “They discussed the euro area and the U.S. debt downgrade. Both agreed the importance of working together, monitoring the situation closely and keeping in contact over the coming days,” a

spokesman for Cameron said. In Washington, a White House economic advisor castigated ratings agency Standard and Poor’s for downgrading the United States’ credit rating to AA-plus from AAA, a move that over time could ripple through markets by pushing up borrowing costs and making it more difficult to secure a lasting recovery. Washington’s Asian allies rallied round the battered superpower, with Japan and South Korea both saying their trust in U.S. Treasuries remained unshaken. “I expressed our country’s position on the (G20 conference) call that there will be no sudden change in our reserve management policy,” South Korean Deputy Finance Minister Choi Jong-ku told Reuters by telephone, referring to Seoul’s heavy ownership of U.S. bonds out of more than $300 billion in foreign reserves. “There’s no alternative that provides such stability and liquidity,” added Choi, who declined to elaborate further on the G20 discussion. There was no confirmation of the timing of a G7 call for finance ministers and central bankers, but a second Japanese government source said it “would be normal” for it to take place before Asian markets opened. Tokyo’s stock market, the biggest in Asia, starts trading at 9 a.m. (0000 GMT) on Monday.

ROME — Premier Silvio Berlusconi faces a tough battle and likely opposition from political rivals and some unions if he is to enforce measures aimed at avoiding Italy’s financial collapse and boosting the country’s stagnant economy. While the new moves announced Friday by the government were welcomed by some analysts, others criticized the measures to spur growth as too vague and some in the opposition demanded a change of government — an option Berlusconi dismisses. Berlusconi’s government devised a euro70 billion ($99 billion) austerity package last month. But on Friday, after intense pressure from markets and fellow European leaders worried that Italy might become the next victim of Europe’s debt crisis, Berlusconi agreed to speed up the process. “In a month, the world has changed,” Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti said in announcing the measures alongside Berlusconi on Friday evening. Crucially, the government agreed to bring forward its goal of balancing the budget in 2013 instead of 2014 as originally planned. It also has promised to make the balanced budget a constitutional requirement. The measures are seen as paving the way for a possible move by the European Central Bank to buy Italian bonds in an effort to bring down the country’s borrowing costs. The bank has not confirmed this, but a close Berlusconi ally and Italian Cabinet minister, Umberto Bossi, said the bank “has assured us that starting Monday it will buy our bonds,” according to the ANSA news agency and other news reports. The government hopes to generate between euro17 billion and euro20 billion (between $24 billion and $28 billion ) through cuts to its pensions system, which was brought forward to the 2012-2013 period. It also will enforce cuts to tax breaks. “Italy is complying with all the main requests of fiscal hawks,” said Alan Ruskin, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, foreseeing a positive impact for Italy’s bonds. But, he added, “the sheer scale of Italian debt relative to possible future official support will still leave it vulnerable to (monetary union) contagion from

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi elsewhere.” Italy’s debt is among the highest in the eurozone at nearly 120 percent of GDP, but poor growth is viewed by many as he overriding issue. Italy is expected to grow only by 1 percent this year, according to some estimates. The government’s move, announced after the markets had closed Friday, capped a week that saw the Milan Stock Exchange consistently fall. Italy’s borrowing costs rose above Spain’s for the first time in more than a year, heightening concerns over the health of the eurozone’s third-largest economy. Berlusconi said Friday he is open to new ideas, including from his bitter rivals in the center-left opposition. But it remains unclear how much support Berlusconi would get from his political adversaries in a country that, despite calls for national unity, remains highly polarized. After Friday’s announcement, some in the opposition signaled the possibility of supporting the government or working with it, saying the new measures marked a departure and a step in the right direction. But many insist Berlusconi first must go. Critics say Berlusconi’s weakened leadership, amid sex scandals and legal woes, adds to the market concerns because it makes it harder for him to pass unpopular measures and focus on reforms. Berlusconi’s five-year term ends in 2013, and on Saturday the prime minister dismissed speculation he might step down next year and push for early elections. “This was never an option,” he

told reporters outside his Rome residence, according to the ANSA news agency. Tremonti is hoping to liberalize the labor market by reforming the workers’ chart and making it easier to hire and fire workers. He wants more direct negotiations between companies and employees’ unions, rather than the blanket regulations of the workers’ chart. He also wants to liberalize services and cut red-tape to set up business — broadening the constitutional provision sanctioning that private enterprise in Italy is free. Tremonti is set to present some of these proposals next week to parliamentary commissions hastily reconvened despite the summer recess. However, any constitutional change requires a lengthy and complex parliamentary procedure and a qualified majority. Berlusconi has a majority in parliament but would need support from some opposition forces to obtain a qualified majority. The labor market changes promise to be very divisive because of opposition from at least some unions. Previous attempts to liberalize the market was met with huge demonstrations. “In the case of the labor-market reform, it is not difficult to foresee a complicated journey and one that will potentially be divisive for unions,” said Saturday’s financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore. The leader of the largest Italian labor confederation, Susanna Camusso, wasted no time in criticizing of the new measures. “To move forward the measure means to destroy the country,” she said in a newspaper interview.


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Loving Lucy on her 100th birthday anniversary Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES — On the 100th anniversary of Lucille Ball’s birthday, her daughter is asking fans of the “I Love Lucy” star to be joyous. “They shouldn’t mourn. She had one of the best lives ever,” Lucie Arnaz said. “She is one of the few people we can look at and say she left us something that can help.” “I Love Lucy,” which starred the redheaded actress as a zany homemaker and then-husband Desi Arnaz as her bandleaderspouse, first aired from 1951-55 and still is seen around the world on TV and on DVD. Lucie Arnaz, 60, said she knows that Ball’s legacy of laughter has proved uplifting. “Every place I go, every country I’m in, I hear, ‘If it wasn’t for your mother, I wouldn’t have gotten through cancer. Or, ‘I was in a low point of my life and watched (the show) and laughed so hard, and if I can do that I can make it,’” Arnaz said. She said the modest Ball always counted herself lucky to work with her husband, co-stars Vivian Vance and William Frawley and the show’s writers, who mapped out the action for Ball’s many wordless slapstick scenes that showcased the star.

But she was “the consummate clown of the universe,” Lucie Arnaz added. Ball also had the right man at her side when she and Desi Arnaz pioneered the three-camera sitcom with “I Love Lucy” and founded the successful Desilu production house. “She married this wonderful guy who made her better and who protected her and showed her off to her best advantage,” Lucie Arnaz said. The couple, who also had a son, Desi Arnaz Jr., 58, divorced in 1960 but remained friendly. Desi Arnaz died in 1986 at age 69. Lucille Ball, born 100 years ago Saturday in Jamestown, New York, died in Los Angeles in 1989. She was 77. Lucie Arnaz was asked by an interviewer from China this week to explain why her mother and the show are so popular there. It’s a “phenomenon,” Arnaz said. “I think of her as Mom most of the time. Then I switch ... and try to see her as the rest of the world does. It’s almost too big,” Arnaz said. In this photo taken by AP Images for CBS DVD, Lucie Arnaz arrives at the “Lucille Ball At 100 & ‘I Love Lucy’ At 60" opening gala at The Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011.

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TV’s Mr Bean leaves UK Amy Winehouse’s hospital after car crash goddaughter performs at UK fest Associated Press Writer

LONDON — “Mr. Bean” actor Rowan Atkinson, whose character is known for hapless driving in the television shows and films, left a hospital Friday after being treated for minor injuries following a sports car crash in southern England. The 56-year-old comedian was driving his McLaren F1 supercar — one of the world’s fastest road cars — when he crashed late Thursday, striking a tree and a lamppost before the vehicle caught fire, authorities said. Firefighters said Atkinson hadn’t been trapped inside the car. Britain’s Daily Mirror tabloid reported that the actor was able to walk away from the vehicle and flag down other motorists for help. Atkinson was seen leaving Peterborough City Hospital with four security guards Friday afternoon, but made no comment to reporters. Publicists did not disclose details of his injuries. The accident occurred close to Haddon, a village about 85 miles (140 kilometers) north of London. Atkinson was given a routine breathalyzer test at the scene and will face no criminal charges, police said. His McLaren F1 car has a top speed of 230 mph (370 kph), though police did not suggest Atkinson had been speeding. The exclusive cars can cost around $1 million. The actor, a car enthusiast, appears in a series of motoring mishaps in his “Mr. Bean” seAP Photo/Jennifer Graylock, file FILE — British actor and comedian ries. He is shown in one proRowan Atkinson, seen in thisThurs- gram driving a Mini while day Nov. 6, 2003 file photo, is recov- seated on the vehicle’s roof. ering in hospital in Peterborough, Atkinson is also known for the England, Friday Aug. 5, 2011, after historical comedy series “Blackadder.” crashing his sports car.

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EASTNOR CASTLE DEER PARK, England — Amy Winehouse’s 15-year-old goddaughter performed an outstanding set at the Big Chill music festival, mirroring her late mentor by closing her show with a cover of Winehouse’s “Love Is a Losing Game.” Dionne Bromfield got teary-eyed when she performed the song, barely able to sing its last few words, though the crowd cheered her on. “She was an amazing singer,” Bromfield said. “She was not only my godmother, but she was my mentor and my boss as well.” The bigvoiced singer sang with ease during her 30minute performance on Saturday, the second day of the U.K. music festival. Bromfield was a reminder of Winehouse: She stood close to the mic while belting lyrics, with her big hair and tiny build. She was backed by a 5-piece band and dancers, performing songs from her two albums and singing mainly about boys and relationship troubles. Her scratchy voice was top-notch as she sang soul songs with pop flavors, especially on the old-school sounding “Remember Our Love” and the up-tempo “Yeah Right.” She also performed covers of Cee Lo Green’s smash “Forget You” ‘’and the Shirelles’ “Mama Said,” Bromfield’s first

single. Winehouse, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead of unknown causes at her London home on July 23. Bromfield is signed to Winehouse’s label, Lioness Records.

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, Dionne Bromfield, a British singer and Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter, performs after ‘Anglomania,’ the Spring/Summer 2010 collection by Vivienne Westwood, at Selfridges in London. AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File


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Flowing water on Mars sparks hunt for ancient life Agence France Presse

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A ranger stands on a hill overlooking a savanah at the Meru National Park in north-east Kenya, 2008. Grasslands dominated the cradle of humanity in east Africa longer and more broadly than thought, says a study published, bolstering the idea that the rise of such landscapes shaped human evolution

E. Africa grasslands influenced human evolution: study Associated Press Writer

Grasslands dominated the cradle of humanity in east Africa longer and more broadly than thought, says a study published Thursday, bolstering the idea that the rise of such landscapes shaped human evolution. According to the so-called “savannah hypothesis”, the gradual transition from dense forests into grasslands helped drive the shift toward bipedalism, increased brain size and other distinctively human traits. First outlined in the 1920s, the theory suggests that our most ancient upright ancestors learned to walk on two feet, in part, to peer over tall grass in search of prey and predators. Rather than simply plucking fruit from trees, they had to become shrewd hunters and move longer distances in order to survive. The

notion has been debated for more than a century, however, with some scientists saying other forces were more important in driving humans to assume their signature posture. They also point to studies showing that the landscapes of the two regions of east Africa richest in hominid fossils — the Awash Valley and The Omo-Turkana Basin, both in Ethiopia — were in fact quite diverse in terms of tree cover. One of the most complete early hominin species yet discovered, Ardipithecus ramidus, for example, may have lived primarily inside

woodlands and patches of forest, they argue. Hominins include early humans and pre-humans, along with the early ancestors of chimpanzees and gorillas. The new study, published in Nature, will not settle the debate, but it offers evidence that savannahs — with their limited tree cover — stretched back even beyond the five million-year boundary widely assumed up to now, especially in areas populated by our distant forebear. “There have been open habitats for all of the last six million years in the environments in eastern Africa where some of the most significant early human fossils were found,” said Thure Cerling, a professor at the University of Utah and lead researcher of the study.

Scientists have found evidence of flowing salt water on steep Martian slopes, which if confirmed would be the first discovery of active liquid water on the red planet, NASA has said. The data gathered by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has given new focus to the hunt for life forms and scientists hope that in the coming years lab experiments and new space missions may shed more light on what they have seen. “We have found repeated and predictable evidence suggesting water flowing on Mars,” Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration program, told reporters. The US space agency said the orbiter circling Mars since 2006 had monitored numerous in-

stances of what appeared to be water flows occurring in several locations during the Martian spring and summer. Time-sequence imagery of the Newton crater in the southern mid-latitude region showed finger-like markings spreading along several steep slopes and then fading again once colder temperatures move in. “The best explanation we have for these observations so far is flow of briny water, although this study does not prove that,” said Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. “It’s a mystery now, but I think it’s a solvable mystery with further observations and experiments,” said McEwen, lead author of a study explaining the findings in the journal Science.

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This NASA image obtained in March 2011 and taken from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows portions of the Martian surface.

Japan scientists coax sperm from stem cells Agence France Presse

Scientists in Japan said Friday they have for the first time succeeded in coaxing sperm cells from mouse embryonic stem cells, a breakthrough that could one day help humans overcome infertility. The sperm were used to fertilize eggs and were found to produce “healthy offspring that grew into fertile male and female adult mice,” said the study in a special online edition of the US journal Cell. Potential use of the technology

in humans is at least a decade away, the Kyoto University team said. But the experiment is exciting because it tackles one of the biggest obstacles in biology — making embryonic stem cells into sperm precursors, known as primordial germ cells, which then can become healthy sperm. “This is the first (study) to report the generation of fully functional germline cells from ES (embryonic stem) cells,” lead author of the study, Mitinori Saitou, professor at the department of anatomy and cell

biology graduate school of medicine, Kyoto University, told AFP by email. Researchers took mice that were unable to produce normal sperm and injected them with the stem cell-derived primordial germ cells, or PGCs. These PGCs “produced normallooking sperm, which were then used to successfully fertilize eggs,” said the study. The team intends to continue studying the technique and its effects in further generations of male and female mice.


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Milan edge out Inter in Super Cup Reuters

BEIJING - Serie A champions AC Milan scored twice in nine second-half minutes to come back and beat city rivals Inter Milan 2-1 in the Italian Super Cup played in Beijing on Saturday. Milan, who ended Inter’s fiveyear reign as Italian champions by winning the scudetto in May, fought back through ex-Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Inter dominated the first half with Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, heavily linked in the media with a move to Manchester United or City, firing in the opener on 22 minutes with a freekick after Gennaro Gattuso had escaped a red card. Ibrahimovic equalised with a header against the run of the play in the 60th minute after being set up by Clarence Seedorf and nine minutes later Boateng scored the winner. “A derby game is always a derby. We really faced difficulties with stamina in the first 30 minutes as players looked tired,” Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri told a news conference after the season curtain-raiser. “But in the second half, it has turned out to be much better. We did not give any more chances to Inter except Wesley Sneijder.” SNEIJDER TALKS

The defeat was an inauspicious start for new Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini, who replaced Leonardo during the close season as the Brazilian became Paris St Germain sports director having had short spells as both Milan and Inter boss. “We played very well in the first half,” Gasperini said in a bid to find some positives. “As for the rumour of Sneijder leaving,

we will talk about it next week after we go back Italy.” Gasperini’s appointment disappointed many Inter fans given he was sacked by modest top flight side Genoa early last campaign and has no big club experience. His penchant for three at the back, rare in European football nowadays, has also raised eyebrows but his side got off to a good start only to let Milan impose themselves like they did in the two derbies last season which practically swung their first Serie A title since 2004 their way. Transfer movement over the break has been limited for both clubs but despite the familiarity, the match had the feel of a friendly given there are several weeks before the actual season begins. The new league season starts on Aug 28 when Milan travel to Allegri’s former club Cagliari and Inter, Italian Cup winners last term having won the treble the previous season under Jose Mourinho, host Lecce. The games are under threat of a strike by the Italian player’s association over a long-running disagreement with the league over a collective contract, with two strikes narrowly averted last season. The Super Cup was played in the packed Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing in front of over 70,000 under a deal between the league and Chinese authorities to host Italy’s season curtainraiser there four times over six years.

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Football team players of AC Milan celebrate with the trophy after winning the Italian Super Cup 2011 match against Inter Milan at China’s National Stadium, known as Bird’s Nest, in Beijing on August 6, 2011. AC Milan beat Inter Milan 2-1.

Chelsea agree fee for Belgian starlet Lukaku Chelsea are set to sign Belgian wonderkid Romelu Lukaku from Anderlecht after agreeing a fee for the striker on Saturday. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas had spoken of his admiration for Lukaku following Chelsea’s friendly win over Rangers and just hours later the Premier League club moved closer to sealing a deal for the 18-year-old. Lukaku, who has been capped 10 times by Belgium, has been on

Chelsea’s wanted list for several months after he scored 16 league goals in 37 appearances for Anderlecht last season. He already has two goals in two games this season but looks set to complete his move to west London in a deal believed to be worth over £18 million ($29.5 million) if he can pass a medical and agree personal terms. “An agreement has been reached with Anderlecht for the transfer to Chelsea of striker Romelu Lukaku,”

a statement on the club’s website announced. “The move is now subject to the player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.” Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck added on his club’s website: “We regret the departure of Romelu but the agreement is a win-win situation for the player and RSC Anderlecht. We wish him every success for the rest of his career.”

PSG confirm Pastore signing Agence France Presse

Paris Saint-Germain have officially signed Argentine international playmaker Javier Pastore from Palermo on a five-year deal, the French club confirmed on Saturday. The deal is reported to be worth a French record 42 million euros ($60 million), eclipsing the 33.5 million euros that PSG paid to bring Nicolas Anelka from Real Madrid in 2000. The 22-year-old becomes the eighth new recruit at PSG this summer, bringing the transfer tally at Parc des Princes during the close season to over 84 million

euros - another record beating the 77.5 million euros that Lyon paid for four players in the summer of 2009. Pastore is one of the most coveted players in world football and his transfer to Parc des Princes has announced PSG’s arrival as serious players on the European scene. He was also being tracked by Chelsea. He played 35 matches for Palermo in Serie A last season, scoring 11 goals. The attacking midfielder started his career in Talleres in his native ARgentina in 2007 before moving to Huracan (2007-2009) and then Palermo (2009-2011).


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Zvonareva to meet Radwanska in San Diego final Reuters

SAN DIEGO, California - Agnieszka Radwanska ignored a troublesome shoulder to beat Germany’s vomiting Andrea Petkovic 4-6 6-0 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the San Diego Open. Top seed Vera Zvonareva also advanced to the final after seeing off Ana Ivanovic 5-7 6-4 6-4. Radwanska, who has not won a WTA Tour singles title for three years, injured her shoulder at the Stanford tournament last week and her service speed has been heavily reduced because of the problem. “I’m really doing everything to go on court and play my best,” Radwanska told reporters. “You try to do everything, the painkillers, just keep fighting. Petkovic started the match brightly by hitting through the crafty Radwanska in the first set but the German began to lose steam in the second. Petkovic, who said she ate something bad at lunch, then sprinted off the court to the bathroom when she was 0-40 down in the fifth game of the second set to be sick. “At the point where I ran out, I couldn’t hold it back anymore,” she said. “I didn’t want to be on... (television) for the next 25 years.” Tour supervisor Melanie Tabb chose not to penalise Petkovic and allowed her to take a medical time out because the German had in-

formed her and the umpire beforehand that she might need to dash away because of the ailment. After going down 4-0 in the third set, Petkovic finally regained her energy and reeled off three straight games behind her booming groundstrokes. But the agile Pole held firm and sealed victory in two-hours and 10 minutes after forcing her opponent to make a forehand error. In the other semi-final, Zvonareva repelled a late thirdset charge from the Serbian thanks to her ability to change the pace and angles. “I started playing a little bit more aggressive overall,” said Zvonareva. “We’ve been working on few things with my coach. I tried to implement them into the match. “I felt like sometimes I was going for some crazy shots and making some wrong decisions. But I knew I had to push myself to keep trying them.” La Costa Resort and Spa on August 6, 2011 in Carlsbad, California.

Sabella bids to restore Argentinian pride Agence France Presse

New Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said Saturday he was determined to restore pride in the South American footballing giants as they prepare to open their 2014 World Cup campaign. Sabella, who led Estudiantes to the Copa Liberatadores title in 2009, replaced sacked Sergio Batista after hosts Argentina’s Copa America quarter-final exit to Uruguay last month. “It’s a great honour and an enormous responsibility to be coach of the national team, it’s one of the highest positions in the world of football,” said Sabella. “I never dreamed I would be Argentina coach, but I’ve had the help of people who told me that my time had come.” Sabella, who was assistant Argentina coach from 1994 to 1998, said that one of his main tasks would to be make people proud again of the two-time World Cupwinning team. “The players must

understand that the team is above everything, that we are supported by people who live and breathe football,” he explained. “The (World Cup) qualifiers are coming and we will need people with experience and personality.” He said that his immediate task would be to build “a balanced team”. “I’m a well-balanced person and I like balanced teams who have a solid defensive, a consistent midfield and an aggressive attack. This is the ideal of any coach, soon I’ll have to implement all of this, which won’t be an easy task.” “The team already has a base” and “there is a general agreement on what we should be and we can have variations but not much.” Sabella will name his first team next week with friendlies against Venezuela on September 2 in Kolkata, India and four days later against Nigeria in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They will also play two games against Brazil ahead of World Cup qualifiers which get underway in October.

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Vera Zvonareva of Russia returns a backhand to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during the Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical at the

Woods struggles again and falls far behind Associated Press Writer

AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods has discovered something about his game that he never imagined could be a problem. He’s hitting it too straight. In another pedestrian round Saturday that caused him to lose more ground in the Bridgestone Invitational, Woods didn’t hit a fairway until the 11th hole and struggled so much with his putting that one of

his associates brought a different putter out to the practice green after a round of 72. Woods was at 1over 211, which left him 13 shots behind Adam Scott going into Sunday. What he noticed at Firestone, however, was the shape of his tee shots. Instead of playing a fade or a draw off the tee, depending on the shape of the flight he wanted, Woods is hitting it straighter. He said the trouble was still aiming

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Tiger Woods looks over the lie of his ball in the 16th fairway during third round play in the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.

right or left. “Still struggling a little bit with my setup and alignments off of tee shots because I used to curve the ball a lot more,” he said. “I don’t curve the ball as much anymore, and it’s kind of hard to trust when I’m out there in tournament play. And most of my shots are missing right on the edges of fairways, so I’ve just got to get more committed to that. “I’m hitting the ball straighter,” he said. “It’s a nice change. But it’s still a change.” That was the scouting report out of Atlanta Athletic Club when Woods played a practice round Monday ahead of next week’s PGA Championship. He was having a hard time picking out the right target, instinctively aiming farther outside the fairway lines because for years he was used to more movement on his shots. He missed every fairway on the front nine, and some of them weren’t that close. His shot on No. 6 went into the gallery, plunked a fan in the back and bounced into the rough on the other side of the ropes. Brady Klotz, the college kid he struck, was so excited about being hit that he posed with the glove that Woods signed for him. Woods picked up two birdies to offset some early mistakes, but finished poorly. A sand wedge for his third shot to the par-5 16th went over the green and into a bunker for a bogey, and he three-putted the 18th for a 72.


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Alonso hasn’t given up on world title yet Fernando Alonso hasn’t given up on the 2011 drivers’ title despite his 89point deficit to championship leader and world champion Sebastian Vettel. Speaking at Ferrari’s summer press event at the Madonna di Campaglio, the Spaniard said that while the odds were long, it was still possible to close the gap if kept winning and Red Bull’s driver ran into a barren spell. “We must try and win as many races as possible,” he said. “We are realistic and the championship situation is what it is, but we have seen so often that there can be sudden reversals. And after all, we are Ferrari and we have a moral obligation, especially for the millions of fans spread around the world, to always think of the maximum goal. “We can’t ever say we will tackle eight races without having the championship in the back of our mind: we will always have an eye on the title, at least until there is no longer the slightest chance. “Of course we must start winning and we have to hope that Vettel makes a few mistakes or has some problems” Alonso qualified his remarks by adding that he realised Red Bull was unlikely to lay down and hand Ferrari an advantage - particularly in light of its dominant start to the season - and therefore was not committing to a promise to win the world championship

this. Though he added that as a team, Ferrari is well on its way to returning to that status. “Formula 1 is too complicated a sport to make declarations,” he said. “It requires everyone to give their all in order to win and the genius of an individual is not enough. If you look at Adrian Newey, it’s not a case of him turning up at Red Bull and at a stroke, creating a winning car with a magic wand. It took years for all the team to reach the level it is at now. “It takes great people, structures and, clearly a little pinch of genius. I am convinced we too have that genius.” Asked how he rated Ferrari’s campaign so far, Alonso said: “A nine or a 10 can go to those who lead the championship, but this has not been such a bad a season for us so far. “Sure, the beginning was very difficult: we had hoped for a better start but we did not manage it,” he continued. “In China we went through what was possibly the worst point, because not only were we not fighting for the win with McLaren and Red Bull, but we were also behind Mercedes and maybe Renault, who had already scored two podium finishes. However, after that, we reacted well. “We still lack a little something in all areas, including from the drivers, to be at the level of the best. However, I feel much more part of the team than I did a year ago. In terms of driving, I don’t think I’ve ever been this strong.”

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Ferrari’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso arrives in the pits at the Hungaroring circuit on July 31, 2011 in Budapest during the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix.

Honda not underestimating Lorenzo’s threat

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Jorge Lorenzo, of Spain, leads countryman Dani Pedrosa (26) and Australia’s Casey Stoner during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix MotoGP world championship motorcycle race Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

HRC team principal Shuhei Nakamoto says Honda must not underestimate the threat Jorge Lorenzo poses to Casey Stoner’s championship lead, in spite of the Australian’s superior win ratio - 5:2 – and his 20-point advantage at the top of the standings. Honda’s RC212V has been the most consistently competitive motorcycle this season, but Yamaha’s reigning champion Lorenzo has finished no lower than second in the last three races and remains within striking distance of Stoner with eight races – just under half the campaign - still to go. “Honda has won seven out of ten races so far,” said Nakamoto. “Considering we only won four in the whole of the last season, you’d think we have it in the bag. But Lorenzo is a very tough competitor. “He’s not going to give up, and I think we will continue to see a pattern of wins and losses for the rest of the season. A single slip could upset the whole championship battle. “We’re going to be treating every race with the utmost seriousness, concentrating on avoiding any mistakes that could cost us points.” While there is a perception that Stoner’s recent win in Laguna Seca was made easier by his closest rivals Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa nursing injuries in the closing stages, Nakamoto also insisted that Stoner has not been riding niggle-free. “Actually, Casey still has physical problems remaining from his crash in practice at Assen, and he still feels pain when he rides,” he said. “So the two week break will be an excellent chance for him to get himself back into perfect condition. It’s good timing. “With the chance afforded by the summer break for more physical training, I think we’ll also see Dani soon return to his original form. If that happens, the coming races will all be fought between Dani, Casey and Jorge. All three riders are quite capable of winning.”


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