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LOS ANGELES — Eva Longoria wants to shake up TV animation starting with one meaningful character: a woman stumbling through motherhood. “I’m a fan of animation and I watch ‘Family Guy’ and I watch ‘American Dad!’ and you always see these really flawed fathers and the really perfect mom who is trying to hold the family together because the dads, they’re just idiots,” said Longoria. She voices the character of Rudi Wilson in the 13-episode comedy “Mother Up!” debuting Wednesday on Hulu and Hulu Plus. Longoria also is an executive producer of the series in which Rudi, a former Manhattan music executive, resettles in suburbia with her two children. She’s got street smarts but is fumbling in her new environment: When Rudi tries to compete in the can-you-top-this arena of kids’ birthday parties, disaster results. Executive producer Michael Shipley (whose writing credits include “Family Guy” and “American Dad!”) was inspired by the “venting blogosphere” of mommy blogs that chronicle the perils of chil-

drearing, Longoria said. Marnie Nir and Katie Torpey are credited with original material. Shipley’s approach is “a really fun, impressive way into poking fun at the different styles of parenting that moms have,” said the former “Desperate Housewives” star who is a producer on “Devious Maids.” The cast includes Jesse Camacho and Rebecca Husain as Rudi’s children Dick and Apple; Gabrielle Miller and Cle Bennett as Rudi’s pals; and Helen Taylor as perfect mom Jenny. A character like Rudi is overdue, Longoria said. “People think that sometimes women aren’t funny. And in animation, specifically, everything you see is male-oriented. It is a large male audience watching animation,” she said. “But I don’t think there’s been anything women can watch that they can relate to and laugh at.”

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This photo released by Hulu/Mass Animation shows, from left, Apple Wilson and Dick Wilson as they share their favorite moments from Dick’s nearly-disastrous birthday, while their mom, Rudi Wilson (center, voiced by Eva Longoria), celebrates her victory over mean moms with her neighbor and guide to suburbia, Sarah. Asked to compare Rudi and Gabrielle Solis, her “Desperate Housewives” character who had her own parenting issues, Longoria replies: “I think Rudi is Gaby on steroids. There’s things we can do in a more comedic way in animation that we could never do in live action.”

Spanish pop sensation Sanz awarded Berklee honor Associated Press Writer

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Alejandro Sanz addresses the audience after receiving an honorary doctor of music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

BOSTON — Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz stepped into a music school for the first time Wednesday and received an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world’s foremost institutions devoted to his craft. Sanz accepted the honor from Berklee College of Music in Boston before more than 1,200 people who had packed the school’s performance center for the sold-out event. A group of 40 students performed his music. The Madrid artist has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide and received numerous Latin Grammy and Grammy awards. Sanz said that when he first heard he would receive the honor, he was delighted but thought someone wasn’t thinking straight. “I was very happy but I thought they were crazy,” Sanz said. “But I wanted to learn about the school. It’s my first time inside a music school, and I was very happy to get to know the students.” The school reserves the honor for artists who have the overwhelming respect of their peers. He joins the ranks of Duke Ellington, Steven Tyler, Melissa Etheridge and other music superstars.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, center, East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, right, and Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah attend the Bali Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

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in our constitution,” he added.

“In this regard, I would like to share with you some views based on Indonesia’s experience in consolidating democracy. First, the constitutional rights for all citizens must be guaranteed,” he said here on Thursday before the Forum’s participants, including Brunei Darrussalam’s

of law, he said. Second, the supremacy of the rule of law must always be upheld, he stated. “This entails the protection of the basic rights of minorities. It is, therefore, essential that we uphold both the will of the majority and the rights of minorities as prescribed

versity and great territorial expanse such as Indonesia, this requires decentralization of the system of governance. Therefore, one of the first reforms in our democratic transition was the decentralization of our system of governance,” the president explained.

Third, the people’s participation must be promoted in decisionNUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yud- Xanana Gusmao. Citizens’ constitutional rights include freedom of reli- making processes that affect their lives. hoyono, in his opening remarks at the Sixth Bali “We should create an environment in which the people share a Democracy Forum, outlined four points needed gion, freedom of expression, equality before the law, nondiscrimination, protection of minorities, and due process sense of ownership in the policy outcomes. In a country of vast difor consolidating democracy.

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Bali News

Piodalan, lots of pilgrims throng Tanah Lot Temple Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Every piodalan or anniversary of Tanah Lot Temple, Kediri, Tabanan, was never deserted of pilgrims. As shown on Wednesday (Nov 6), thousands of Hindus thronged the temple perched in the middle of the ocean in conjunction with the anniversary ritual. Pilgrims came from various regions in Bali. Unavoidably, the queue began to happen from morning till night. Piodalan ceremony took place at 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Series of the ceremonies were officiated over by temple priests from Beraban customary village, Kediri. Peak of the abundant pilgrims began to happen at 1:00 p.m. “Pilgrims coming to say prayers will usually continue to increase,” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot tourist attraction, Toya Adnyana. It was described that procession of the temple anniversary was commenced by escorting the lord to Beji Kaler of Tanah Lot Temple, Tuesday afternoon (Nov 5). It was intended to purify the sanctified effigies with holy water of Tanah Lot Temple. During the ceremony, it was performed Rejang Dewa Dance by a dance group from Beraban village entirely consisting of children. The dance signified to welcome the lord having done a purificatory rite. Piodalan in the Tanah Lot Temple coincided with the one in Batu Bolong and Penataran Temple located in the neighborhood area of Tanah Lot. Procession of the pilgrims elevated the beauty of Tanah Lot last Wednesday. Quite often, many travelers took advantage of the moment by snapshooting it. By late afternoon, the flow of tourist arrival looked to increase. They came to mingle on the shoreline with the pilgrims. According to Toya, the temple anniversary enriched the tourist attraction. On that account, many visitors were waiting for the ceremony to enjoy the tourist area of Tanah Lot. Even, they were willing to wait all day. Such unique view was the most popular for foreign visitors. (kmb30)

As the central and largest referral hospital in Bali, Sanglah Hospital is certainly not free from both solid and liquid waste. In line with the increasing number of visitors, the waste generated certainly livens up. In order not to harm, the waste must be managed first until it is declared safe to be discharged into the environment. For solid medical waste, whether or not they are sharp like syringes and infusion bags, Sanglah Hospital generates about 500 kilograms of medical solid waste each day. The Chief of Sanitation and Environmental Health Installation of Sanglah Hospital, Ni Putu Resiki, described that for the matter of medical waste management, Sanglah Hospital had

owned a good standard operating procedures. Medical solid waste was usually collected first in each room. Similarly, the container was also distinguished by using yellow plastic bag. Once out of the room, the waste was collected in the incinerator area or burner furnace of medical solid waste. From the incinerator area, the medical solid waste was burned in the incinerators to ashes. “Ashes of medical solid waste are categorized into hazardous substance,” said Resiki. Although having been wellmanaged, she recognized there were surely some problems. One of them was that sometimes the incinerator did not work properly. On the other hand, Sanglah Hospi-

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JIMBARAN - With the help of a “rainstopper” to ensure a pictureperfect sunset, Rimba Jimbaran Bali celebrated its grand launch as another unique 5-star hotel by Ayana Resort and Spa. The weather forecast on 1 November said thundershowers, but the hotel’s events team arranged a traditional rainstopper to seek the gods’ blessings for a ‘dry’ event to launch the 282-room hotel. It worked; the 700 guests in attendance enjoyed clear blue skies and a stellar Bali sunset from Unique Rooftop Bar before continuing the party poolside at Rimba Lawn until the early hours. The rain held off until the party ended and then the drops began. The owner of Ayana and Rimba, Rudy Suliawan, thanked the team behind Rimba’s birth: “We started building in October last year, so what you see right now was achieved within a year. That makes RIMBA one of the fastest hotels built anywhere in the world. Rimba was built to complement what we already have at AYANA, to provide a different product and a different experience for guests. It truly is the Best of Both Worlds,” said Mr Suliawan in his keynote speech at the event. The grand launch followed Rimba’s

2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli.

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The Hindus packed Tanah Lot Tample

tal only had one unit of incinerator obtained from the Australian aid in 2004. Capacity of the incinerator itself was 100 kilogram of medical solid waste for one hour. In terms of the total medical solid waste generated by Sanglah Hospital, the total combustion required five hours. “It has been operated since six in the morning. Surely, the time can be more than five hours because it also includes the feeding of waste into the incinerator and wait it until getting cooler after the burning,” said Resiki. When it ran normally, the whole medical solid waste generated could be burned out. However, if the machine was out of order, the medical solid waste might accumulate and certainly had a negative effect on health and the environment.

“When stacked for more than a day, the medical solid waste can generate infectious disease threats to the environment and of course yields an odor,” said Resiki. To be able to handle the medical solid waste generated by Sanglah Hospital each day, Resiki added that it was required an additional unit of incinerator. “We have proposed the addition and are waiting for the realization,” said Resiki. Previously, the Sanglah Hospital made cooperation in the management of medical solid waste. However, according to Resiki, with the increasing number of waste volume and limited engine capacity, as of August 2012 the cooperation agreement with hospitals and other health services was terminated. “Formerly, we opened a cooperation agreement

(IKS), but this time the incinerator is only used for internal medical solid waste management,” she said. The problem of solid waste management did not only related to the volume of medical and endurance of the machine, but also related to gas exhaust and result of the combustion. To keep the exhaust gases produced not to exceed the threshold, Sanglah Hospital had performed regular testing. For the results of combustion in the form of hazardous substance, it was usually collected first in a room before disposed to landfill at Sanur. “The hazardous substance is examined first. If it is declared secure, it can be disposed to the landfill at Sanur. Otherwise, we send it to Java for further process,” she said. (san)

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Rainstopper called in for Rimba grand launch soft opening in September, in time to welcome delegations as an APEC host hotel alongside Ayana. Under the same management of Capella Hotel Group, Rimba features 282 rooms and suites to expand on Ayana’s 368 rooms and villas. The 8 hectare resort, whose name is Indonesian for ‘forest’, is located within Ayana’s 77-hectare grounds overlooking Jimbaran Bay, just 12 kilometers from Bali’s airport. Its design is highlighted by sustainable local materials, one hectare of water bodies including six swimming pools, world-class dining concepts and spectacular sunset views. The event, attended by some 700 travel partners, media, and community VIPs, featured a sensational line-up of international and local performers and a choir of the hotel’s employees. There were stiltwalkers, hula dancers, fairies in giant bubbles, mermaids, tribal beauties, Amazonian warriors and moving “human” tables of canapes. The highly-anticipated Ah Yat Abalone

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Seafood Restaurant presented a delectable array of authentic Chinese cuisine, giving guests a taste of what will be on offer when it opens on 10 November.The high priest arrived on a dancing horse for a Mepatigan Purification Ceremony, which portrayed the ongoing battle between good and evil as humans seek to find the balance between god, man and nature. This was followed by an exclusive collabarative performance by renowned local bands Balawan and Batuan Ethnic

Fusion involving a didgeridoo, percussionists and Okokan traditional musicians, before a breathtaking aerial silk performance. For many, the most touching performance of the night was by the hotel’s own employees. Hayley Gene Penner, a Canadian singer-songwriter who composed Ayana Resort and Spa’s themesong, “Until I’m Back to You”, performed the track with a choir comprising employees from Ayana and Rimba. This was followed by

Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013

Sanglah Hospital generates 500 kg medical waste each day Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

the official opening of RIMBA by Yoko Suliawan, and a 5 minute long spectacular fireworks show with missiles that set alight a giant “Rimba” sign above the main stage. To celebrate its opening, Rimba Jimbaran Bali has launched an introductory offer for all bookings received before 22 December 2013. Book direct to save up to 36% on with special benefits including daily buffet breakfast, Balinese massage for two people and US$50 Resort Credit per room.

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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In US, is it rude to ask guests to remove shoes?

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NEW YORK — In Michigan, you’re expected to leave snowy boots in the mudroom before going inside. In Alaska, boots are taken off in “Arctic entries.” In Japan, Thailand and many other countries, you wouldn’t dream of entering a home with your shoes on, regardless of the season. asking them to remove shoes. She offered 10 reasons why her household is “shoes-free,” including preserving the carpet, allowing guests to relax and put their feet up, and keeping allergens out of the house along with “grass, leaves, mud, dirt, bugs, gum, oil, tar and yes, even animal poo.” For everyday comings and goings, Kerstetter and her husband use a mudroom by the back door. For company, they put a shoe rack in a small foyer near the front door. “We like to walk around barefoot and we want to have our home clean,” Kerstetter said. She “didn’t grow up in a no-shoes household, but my parents taught me to ask” the host’s preference before entering. Another must for shoes-off parties: Put a chair by the door. Don’t make guests hop unbalanced on one shoe while taking off the other. And put out a shoe rack so footwear doesn’t end up in a pile. Adi Bittan planned her wedding at the home of friends in Pescadero, California, before realizing that the hosts had a no-shoes rule. “We were worried how that would look and whether our guests would feel uncomfortable or

embarrassed,” she said. She solved the problem by buying fun socks — with no-skid soles — as one of the wedding favors. Even she and the groom wore them. “Guests young and old ended up loving it,” she said. “They compared colors, took photos with their fun socks on and were excited to take them home.” Some of the women even thanked her for saving them from excruciating high heels. But the pro-shoes crowd doesn’t buy the no-shoes reasoning. If you’re worried about wood floors, they say, invest in inexpensive rugs. Protecting a white carpet? Roll it up. Tracked-in dirt? Mop or vacuum. “It is the height of tacky to invite guests to your home and then require that they remove anything more than outdoor attire,” said Jodi R.R. Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting in Marblehead, Massachusetts. “It is one thing to ask me to leave my L.L. Bean boots at the door for a Super Bowl party held during a snowstorm in New England. It is another to ask me to remove my heels at a cocktail party where everyone is dressed in suits and dresses.”

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, speaks with East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao during the Bali Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, file photo shows Nicolas Ghesquiere at the Fashion Group International’s ‘Night of Stars’ award ceremony at Cipriani’s Wall Street in New York.

Louis Vuitton names Ghesquiere to replace Jacobs Associated Press Writer

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This Jan. 8, 2012 photo provided by Adi Bittan shows Bittan (in pink socks) dancing with her husband Eyal Bilgrai at their wedding in Pescadero, Calif.

PARIS — Louis Vuitton has named Nicolas Ghesquiere as its new artistic director, replacing the outgoing Marc Jacobs with the designer best known for his ties to the Balenciaga fashion house. Louis Vuitton announced the appointment on its official Twitter account with a black-and-white photo of Ghesquiere. Jacobs parted ways with Louis Vuitton in September, although his namesake brand still falls under LVMH umbrella. His replacement has been the subject of intense interest, both among investors for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and in the fashion world. Ghesquiere left Balenciaga in 2012 after a 15-year run in which he successfully refocused attention on the brand and drew in celebrity fans such as Beyonce and Rihanna. He is being sued by Balenciaga, which accuses him of being in breach of a confidentiality clause for speaking negatively of the fashion house in an interview. Jacobs favored a more vintage-inspired look than Ghesquiere, who has a reputation for adding a rebellious, rock ‘n’ roll edge to his designs. He also won’t be in charge of accessories like bags as Jacobs was. In a structural change, Darren Spaziani was appointed to a new role overseeing Louis Vuitton’s high-end leather goods last week.

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But removing shoes before coming inside has not been the norm in much of the U.S. These days, however, city dwellers and suburbanites from New York to Los Angeles often find that hosts expect footwear to be left at the door. Sometimes it’s because of weather; other times, homeowners want to protect light-colored rugs and high-gloss wood floors from dirt and dings, or parents don’t want street germs on floors where kids play. Some guests find the request irksome — especially at holiday parties when they’re dressed up. Shalena Broaster of Philadelphia — whose friends call her “the diva” — says her first thought when asked to remove shoes is: “I just pray I have a fresh pedicure!” Since she’s only 5 feet tall (1.52 meters), she also misses the height her stilettos provide. Classy hosts with a no-shoes rule hand out “guest socks” or inexpensive slippers that folks can take home. But please don’t offer Broaster your old tube socks. “Nasty!” she said. Rachel Kerstetter of Cleveland wrote on her blog, http://www.ProbablyRachel.com , that guests sometimes make her feel “like a criminal” for

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NUSA DUA - Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao condemned the practice of wiretapping to spy on other countries, saying it violates the nation’s sovereignty and the fundamentals of democracy. “I ask you all whether we can really say that we are living in a democracy if we are subject to pervasive surveillance,” Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao said in his remarks during the opening of the Bali Democracy Forum here on Thursday. The wiretapping issue was not only a matter of privacy and personal freedom, he said, but also a measure of how the nations of the world define the meaning of being sovereign. “Now that information technology is part of the fabric of our lives, we have to consider the impact on democracy when our communications are being watched by others,” the former President of Timor Leste said. The alleged wiretapping conducted by the United States and Australia were revealed in a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, published on Oct. 31, 2013, based upon allegations by former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who

said the two countries possessed listening facilities at their embassies in Jakarta and other cities throughout the ASEAN region, including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Yangon. “For a small nation like Timor Leste, with limited resources, it means we are subject to prying nations actions based on their own national interests,” Xanana said. Xanana also said that democracy faced other challenges, which many democratic nations were failing to address. “We are seeing many democracies around the world being captured by a ruling elite, many of which are supported by a broken financial industry,” he said. The problem then is that while no one in the developed world took responsibility for the ongoing financial crisis, the world’s poor remain vulnerable and suffered the most. Xanana urged strong action be taken to hold the world’s powerful elite to account and to tackle issues

of growing inequality. “Without addressing poverty and inequality, the social cohesion and stability of pluralistic democracies will be at risk,” he said. BDF VI’s theme for this year is Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society. The forum was opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Nusa Dua on Thursday, followed by remarks from Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam and Timor Leste’s PM Xanana Gusmao. Representatives from 81 countries and three international organizations are taking part in the forum, held from November 7 to 8. There are two sub-themes that will be discussed during BDF VI: the explanation of free and fair general elections and an discussion on how to build and strengthen democratic institutions, such as the Constitutional Court and the General Elections Commissions in each country.

NUSA DUA - Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said Indonesia’s Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) has contributed to the growth of democratic leadership in a number of countries. “I believe the IPD has contributed to the growth of skilled democratic leadership in several countries, as the institution has provided lessons in democracy to a number of young political leaders,” said Marty, speaking at the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) here on Thursday. According to Minister, the IPD has worked closely with the government and civil society in several developing countries, including Myanmar, Egypt and Tunisia. The IPD has also conducted programs with Myanmar by sharing experiences and best practices on developing a democratic agenda. “In this context, there are sixty friends from Myanmar who have been taking part in the Indonesia-Myanmar workshop on leadership and political party reforms, organized by the IPD,” Marty said. The Minister added that the IPD also continues holding democracy workshops for Egypt and Tunisia. The IPD, Marty said, invited young political party leaders from more than 15 countries to discuss, learn and share their views on democratic issues. “In this regards, Indonesia wishes their best to those countries and organizations that have extended support and assistance to the IPD in carrying out its democracy activities,” Marty said. The IPD was created to carry out the goals arising from the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) which discusses and shares issues about democracy. The institute was established in 2008 in Udayana University of Bali and in cooperation with universities and other institutions within and beyond the Asia Pacific region. Indonesia hosted the BDF VI on Nov. 7 and 8, 2013, which is attended by delegations from 81 countries, as well as three international organizations. A number of heads of state also attend the forum, including Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao, and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Ministry has chosen the theme “Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society” to support developing democracies throughout the world.

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Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (left) said Indonesia’s Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) has contributed to the growth of democratic leadership in a number of countries.


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Singaraja (Bali Post)—

The Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) of Buleleng still has a serious problem in handling the growing volume of waste in Singaraja town and surrounding areas. It happens because many garbage trucks are out of order and it then relies on motorbike trailer to haul the garbage of urban areas. Of the 21 existing garbage trucks owned, 19 trucks of the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency are apparently not roadworthy. Even, of the 19 trucks, three trucks could not be totally used. To that end, the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency officers are now relying more on the Rapid Response Unit (URC) to transport the garbage by using a motorbike trailer. It is really very helpful because with the means the officers could quickly pick up the garbage in places that were unreachable by a garbage truck.

The Head of Buleleng Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Wayan Genep, said that other than proposing the additional garbage trucks in the regional budget 2014, his party was also proposing additional motorcycle trailer. “The motorbike is allocated for the URC officers in order they can handle the garbage quickly,” he said. (kmb15)

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Substitute of quarry revenues must be found out

Amlapura (Bali Post)— Environmental damage has been very worrying related to the exploitation to nature due to quarry in Karangasem, particularly in Selat, Bebandem and Rendang subdistrict. Replacement of the quarry as a source of regionally generated revenue (PAD) and income source of workers should be looked for alternatives such as in the tourism, agriculture in the broad sense and the small and medium business sector including crafts. It was revealed in the meeting of the assessor technical team building for the impact of quarry on the environment, Wednesday (Nov 6) at the office meeting hall of the Regent of Karangasem. The meeting led by Regional Secretary of Karangasem, Gde Adnya Mulyadi, was attended by public figures such as chief of customary village, chief of village representative agency (BPD), police chief, commander of regional military command, as well as the non-commissioned military officers in charge of villages having quarry location in the three subdistricts. At that time, the hamlet chief of Geliang, Pempatan and Rendang also expressed that a large-scale quarry using heavy equipment also operated under the dam at local village. As hamlet chief, his party had never been invited to make coordination and none of the investors were known to them. Allegedly, the quarry business had not owned an excavation permit. So, government needed to check them because the quarry activities took place at lower land and around the dam landslide safeguarding. For information, Geliang village was situated among two ravines. A community leader from Sebudi said it was required a provision of alternative professions to change the quarry activities considering the quarry was unrenewable natural resources. Similar condition happened to quarry location at Gunaksa in Klungkung, when the materials had run out it would only leave holes and puddles. The community leader having concern with the environment also said that Selat sub-

district actually had no longer been worthy to become a quarry site because the materials on the state land such as in the watercourses and ravines had been taken out. When the state land had run out, the quarry moved to the agricultural productive land. Due to deep quarry or even deeper than 60 meters, it caused the fertile plantation of coffee, snakefruit, clove and coconut avalanched and collapsed. “The agricultural land is the source of income, though it is small yet sustainable. But, if it has run out how will we live next? Meanwhile, the quarry will have already run out,” said the community leader. Community leaders and subdistrict authority also said the necessity to assess the environmental and social impact of the quarry such as the involvement of a mass organization from outside Karangasem serving as ‘illegal security’ in the quarry, the presence of sex commercial worker and other negative impacts, including the rampant making of portal to collect donation or levy from the quarry truck drivers. On the other hand, Regional Secretary Adnya Mulyadi said the impact of quarry should indeed be organized and managed, so it would not result in the source of natural disaster later on. The negative impacts, including the rampant establishment of portal beyond the official one owned by government, the possibility of rampant prostitutes serving the quarrying workers should be anticipated. Regarding the portal establishment, either by reason of donation, as long as people asked gave it sincerely, it was hard to be prohibited. However, when there was coercion or people did not give donation or gave in small amount, and they were consequently persecuted, the victims should report the case to police station. By all means, the case would be processed by police. “Gaping holes in the quarry left should be found a solution. So, the quarry in Karangasem will not be like the one at Gunaksa Klungkung where it was left with gaping holes and pools of water, it is not too good,” said Adnya Mulyadi. (013)

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Urban Minimum Wage (UMK) of Denpasar in 2014 has been set at IDR 1,561.000. This amount has increased compared to the amount in 2013 worth IDR 1,358.000. the Urban Minimum Wage was determined based on the results of plenary meeting of the wage council involved the element of government, labor union (SPSI), the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association (Apindo) and academicians, Monday (Nov 4). “Determination of the Urban Minimum Wage was based on the average of decent life needs (KHL) per year, coupled with the economic growth, unemployment and population growth, so it was then decided the next year’s Urban Minimum Wage at IDR 1,561.000,” said the Head of the Denpasar Labor and Social Agency, Made Erwin Suryadarma Sena, in Denpasar, Wednesday (Nov 6). He said the minimum wage was higher than the average decent life need in 2013 namely at IDR 1,545,334. The decent life need was stipulated by the Regulation of Minister of Manpower No.13/2012 on the components and implementation of decent life need achievement stages in which referred to 60 components. “Previously, 46 components were surveyed by the Labor Council intended for the determination of basic life needs. Aside from based on price survey, the increase in the urban minimum wage was also considering the wage in other county/municipality,” he said. He mentioned the amount of urban minimum wage should be higher than the provincial minimum wage (UMP) 2014 established by the Bali Wage Council for IDR 1,321,000. Employers who objected to the policy were

allowed to apply for suspension based on obvious reason and reality. However, on the other side, the Bali minimum wage set at IDR 1.3 million deemed infeasible. “Such a small amount is just enough to meet the minimum requirements, even very minimal for a family,” said the Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali, Prof. Dr. IB Raka Suardana. According to him, the reality happened in the field showed the prices of basic necessities had been very high. Meanwhile, the provincial minimum wage worth IDR 1.3 million was possibly just enough for consumption, excluding the other needs such as health, education, let alone recreation. “Standard of Bali minimum wage is about IDR 2.1 million in order to meet the basic needs. However, if it is applied the entrepreneurs will certainly object as the burden will grow heavier because the cost of other portions has been high,” he said. Nevertheless, he recognized the amount of a high minimum wage would result in a dilemma just like a short sarong, when drawn up the lower part of the body would be visible (considered heavy), and when drawn down, the upper part would be visible (objected). Moreover, all components of the cost had been high as today’s reality. He explained that in terms of the definition, the provincial minimum wage was intended for those who were still single. However, many companies implemented it for their employees who were already married. Ministerial Regulation No.1/1999 defined that minimum wage was the lowest monthly wage consisting of basic salary including fixed allowances. (kmb27)

Education on waste management

Gianyar (Bali Post)—

An increasingly narrow space and the increasing number of plastic waste being difficult to disentangle in millions of years to come has resulted in disruption to the balance of nature. So, it must be looked for an effort amid the narrowness of space and the community must do flower and wildlife conservation to preserve the balance of nature. Education on inorganic waste management is an effort that must be carried out as early as possible in maintaining the balance of nature in the future. As revealed in the celebration of the National Floral and Wildlife Love Day (HCPSN) 2013 in the White Cattle Convenience Park at Taro village, Tegallalang subdistrict, Wednesday (Nov 6). Public education on waste management was done primarily to schools. A student of SDN 2 Lebih primary school, Jenia Sri Dewi, said that inorganic waste she had processed had a good economic value. Along with some classmates, she often got requests of handicrafts made of scraps from friends and neighbor around her school. The processed

products were also frequently exhibited at school activities or other activities such as on the national day (HCPSN). The garbage processing activity was known from the school self-development program. From that program, she got interested in pursuing the waste management into beautiful handcrafts and could be sold. Aside from developing the self-potential, Jenia also got additional pocket money from the sale. “Garbage is obtained from the school and home environment and the results can be saved,” she said. Meanwhile, the head of Gianyar Environment Agency, Anak Agung Dalem Jagadhita, explained that government’s policy in conservation needed synergy with communities and businesses in the environmental preservation. Besides, his party also gave emphasis on the concept of sustainable environment, created a clean atmosphere at school environment and public facilities as well as provision of intensive award for outstanding achievement by community, especially in the matter of environmental field. (kmb16)

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reaches IDR 1.5 million Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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President Barack Obama speak about the health care during an event. On Wednesday, Obama met with frustrated Senate Democrats, some of whom fear the disastrous rollout of his signature healthcare law could complicate their already difficult reelection fights in 2014. Reuters

Obama gets earful from Senate Democrats about health law woes Reuters

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday met with frustrated Senate Democrats, some of whom fear the disastrous rollout of his signature healthcare law could complicate their already difficult re-election fights in 2014. The Obama administration has weathered intense criticism since hundreds of thousands of people have seen their health insurance policies canceled because they do not meet new benefit requirements, despite Obama’s pledge that Americans could keep their current plans under Obamacare. The fallout has been exacerbated by the fact that these people cannot shop easily for insurance alternatives on the malfunctioning website, HealthCare.gov. Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, sat down with 16 Senate Democrats, 15 of them who are up for re-election next year, many of them facing competitive races. One of the senators, Mark Begich of Alaska, issued a statement after what he said was a two-hour session. He said he expressed his frustration at the difficulties involving the website that has not worked properly since going live on October 1. “It’s absolutely unacceptable in this day and age that the administration can’t deliver on the promises it made to all Americans because of

technical problems with a website,” Begich said. Senate Mark Pryor of Arkansas said after the meeting: “The American people are frustrated with the White House’s botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and I am too.” “In today’s meeting, I told the president and vice president three things: 1) fix the website immediately 2) address the problems with the law and 3) hold the individuals in charge accountable for these mistakes. I won’t let up until these problems are fixed,” he said. In a sign of its political potency, the rocky launch of Obamacare appeared to help Republican Ken Cuccinelli cut into the lead enjoyed by Democratic Party insider Terry McAuliffe, who won Tuesday’s election for Virginia governor. The White House said Obama discussed efforts to ramp up communication and education outreach to consumers who have received or might receive letters about how their individual health plans might be affected. “During the meeting, the president discussed ongoing efforts to

fix HealthCare.gov and improve the experience of Americans looking to enroll in coverage,” a White House official said. The senators gave Obama “their input on existing challenges with implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” the official said. As many as 7 million Americans were expected to sign up for coverage in the first year through the online exchanges established under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The law, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last year, mandates everyone have healthcare insurance coverage or pay a tax. A significant shortfall in enrollees, particularly among young and healthy people who cost less to insure, would undermine the ability of the exchanges to work financially. The meeting was held just before Obama left for Dallas, where he was to visit volunteers who are helping people sign up for health insurance. This is part of a push by senior officials to highlight the program in cities with the highest number of uninsured residents.

Palestinian officials have long accused Israel of poisoning Arafat, a claim Israel has denied. Arafat died under mysterious circumstances at a French military hospital in 2004, a month after falling ill at his Israeli-besieged West Bank compound. The findings reported Wednesday appear to be the most significant so far in an investigation into Arafat’s death initiated by his widow, Suha, and the satellite TV station Al-Jazeera. Last year, Switzerland’s Institute of Radiation Physics discovered traces REUTERS/Magnus Johansson/Files of polonium-210, a deadly radioactive Palestinian President Yasser isotope, on some of Arafat’s belongings. Soil and bone samples were subsequently Arafat waves to supporters from taken from Arafat’s grave in the West his window in the West Bank city of Ramallah in this October Bank. On Wednesday, the TV station pub- 17, 2003 file photo. lished the Swiss team’s 108-page report on the soil and bone samples. The results “moderately support the proposition that the death was the consequence of poisoning with polonium-210,” the report said.Repeated attempts to reach the main author, Patrice Mangin, or the Lausanne-based institute’s spokesman, Darcy Christen, were unsuccessful Wednesday night. Experts not connected to the report said the results support the case that Arafat was poisoned, but don’t prove it. Suha Arafat told Al-Jazeera she was stunned and saddened by the findings. “It’s a shocking, shocking crime to get rid of a great leader,” she said. She did not mention Israel, but suggested that a country with nuclear capability was involved in her husband’s death. “I can’t accuse anyone, but how many countries have an atomic reactor that can produce polonium?” she said.

Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon nears Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials said Thursday that thousands of villagers, including those from a central province devastated recently by an earthquake, are being evacuated as one of Asia’s most powerful typhoons this year approaches. Typhoon Haiyan was already packing sustained winds of 215 kilometers (134 miles) per hour and ferocious gusts of 250 kph (155 mph), and could pick up strength over the Pacific Ocean before it slams into the eastern Philippine province of Eastern Samar on Friday, according to government forecasters. Eduardo del Rosario, who heads the government’s main disaster-response agency, said governors and mayors were supervising the evacuation of thousands of residents away from landslide- and flood-prone communities in several provinces where the typhoon is expected to pass. President Benigno Aquino III has ordered officials to aim for zero casualties, a goal often broken in an archipelago lashed by about 20 storms each year, most of them deadly and destructive. Haiyan is the 24th such storm to hit the Philippines this year. Bohol Governor Edgardo Chatto said soldiers, police and rescue units were helping displaced residents, including thousands still in small tents after the earthquake, to move to safer shelters. The typhoon was not forecast to directly hit Bohol but the province was still expected to be lashed by strong wind and rain, government forecaster Jori Loiz said. Army troops were helping transport food packs and other relief goods in hard-to-reach communities and rescue helicopters are on stand-by, the military said. “My worst fear is that the eye of this typhoon will hit us. I hope we will be spared,” Chatto told The Associated Press by telephone. Haiyan was forecast to barrel through the country’s central region Friday and Saturday before it blows toward the South China Sea on Sunday. It was not expected to hit the densely populated capital, Manila, in the north, Loiz said.


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BUSINESS Deflation fears in spotlight as ECB meets Agence France-Presse

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The Twitter bird logo is on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013.

Twitter hit Wall Street with hefty price tag Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK - Twitter will make its Wall Street debut Thursday with a price tag of $26 per share, bidding to raise up to $2.1 billion in the most eagerly awaited stock offering since Facebook. A tweet from the company said it would offer 70 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange, generating $1.82 billion, and give underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 10.5 million shares of common stock. The initial public offering (IPO) assigns a market value of around $14.4 billion to the company whose messaging service has become a hugely popular tool for celebrities, journalists, political leaders and others. With the over-allotment it should be the second-biggest tech IPO after Facebook’s $16 billion effort last year and ahead of Google’s 2004 offer, which raised $1.92 billion, according to research firm Dealogic. Depending on the outcome of the common stock offer to underwriters, between 12.8 and 14.5 percent of the company’s shares will be publicly traded. The rest is held by its founders and a handful of

early investors. Twitter has fast become engrained in popular culture but must still convince investors of its business model, having lost more than $440 million since 2010. Memories of Facebook’s botched offering will also abound Thursday. But with 232 million users and growing, Twitter is expected to be able to reach profitability by delivering ads in the form of promoted tweets, and from its data analytics. The research firm eMarketer estimates Twitter will bring in $582.8 million in global ad revenue this year, and nearly $1 billion in 2014. Eden Zoller at the British-based consultancy Ovum said Twitter needs to show it is executing its business plan to reassure the market. “Investors see social media and mobile as sweet spots and it is therefore no surprise that Twitter’s IPO is creating so

much excitement and is oversubscribed,” she said in a research note. Mark Mahaney at RBC Capital Markets recommended the stock with a target price of $33, saying it may become “the next Internet utility.” “Just as Google, Amazon and Facebook have become Internet utilities, so too may Twitter,” he said in a research note. Twitter gets most of its revenue from advertising in the form of “promoted tweets,” but has only been doing this for about three years, and the model is not fine-tuned, said Nate Elliott at Forrester Research. Other analysts are skeptical, saying the company’s model is unproven and that social media trends are too unpredictable to justify its high valuation. A report by investment firm Sterne Agee said Twitter is valued more than 50 percent higher that its “high growth peers” including Facebook, LinkedIn and Yelp.

FRANKFURT - Analysts expect the European Central Bank to hold its key rates steady at its policy meeting Thursday, but a threat of deflation in Europe could force the bank’s hand soon. The annual rate of inflation for the 17 countries that share the euro slowed unexpectedly to just 0.7 percent in October, the lowest rate in four years, raising fears the single currency area may tip into deflation -- a vicious circle of falling prices, wages and output. But ECB watchers are not convinced that the data will trigger action from the central bank just yet. With eurozone interest rates currently at an all-time low of 0.50 percent, “the ECB has only one bullet left in its conventional tool box, and as long as the economy proceeds in line with expectations, the central bank may be reluctant to respond to lower inflation with a rate cut,” said UniCredit economist Marco Valli. ING DiBa economist Carsten Brzeski agreed. The rate-cut speculation “is premature,” he said. “The ECB simply does not have a reputation for knee-jerk reaction to single data releases. And a rate cut would do little to kickstart the economy as long as the transmission mechanism is not working properly,” Brzeski argued. “Even if deflationary trends have opened the door wider for further ECB easing, we don’t expect such action this week.” Any further rate cut would only be seen “in the coming months, if and when deflationary tendencies prevail,” the expert concluded. Deflation is bad for the economy because it can lead consumers to delay purchases in the expectation that prices will fall. Slower sales have a knock-on effect on orders to factories, which reduce production and then either cut wages or jobs. This leaves households in an even worse position and then often fearful to spend, worsening the cycle even further and creating a vicious circle that feeds upon itself. The euro’s recent strong rise against the dollar and other major currencies is another headache for the ECB while the green shoots of economic recovery in the 17 countries that share the euro remain very vulnerable. A strengthening euro makes the region’s exports more expensive and would therefore choke off foreign demand for European goods. It also feeds deflation. “The most effective measure that the ECB could take to diminish the risk of deflation would be to talk the euro down,” said Marie Diron at EY Eurozone Forecast.

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NUSA DUA - Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Wardana has said developing democracies should be supported by media freedom to encourage freedom of expression. “At this time, there can be no democracy without a free mass media. No amount of elections will bring democracy to a people who do not know things, cannot express themselves, and cannot make legitimate demands,” stated Wardana in his opening speech at the Fifth Bali Media Forum here on Wednesday. According to Wardana, the level of press freedom is a measurement of the democratic governance of a society. Despite the legitimization of freedom of expression, society should be limited only by everyone’s right to know the truth, he said. “Freedom of expression is not absolute. One’s right to freedom of expression is limited by the right of others to know

the truth and to uphold their reputation, as well as by the right of society to enjoy public order,” Wardana stated. He also suggested that freedom of expression should not be used to spread hate-filled messages. “We must combat hatred, whether it is spread through the word of mouth, through conventional mass media, or through cyberspace,” Wardana remarked. The Bali Media Forum is held concurrently with the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) hosted by the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Nusa Dua, Bali. Indonesia host the BDF on Nov. 7 and 8, 2013, seeing attendance by 81 countries as well as three international organizations.

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According to him, cumulatively until the third quarter of 2013, the GRDP of Bali grew by 6.24 percent. The magnitude of Bali’s GRDP based on current prices in the third quarter of 2013 reached IDR 24.30 trillion, while based on constant price in 2000 reached USD 8.82 trillion. Further, he explained that when compared to the third quarter of 2012 (year-on-year), the GRDP of Bali in the third quarter of 2013 grew by 5.97 percent. This growth was driven by all the economic sectors, except for the construction sector going through contraction at 1.28 percent. “In terms of expenditure, Bali’s economic growth of 2.42 percent (quarterto-quarter) was driven by the growth of all components of the GRDP with the highest growth occurred in the component of government consumption expenditure,” he said. Compared to the previous quarter based on quarter-to-quarter, the government consumption expenditure was recognized by Suarsa to have grown up 16.67 percent. “Total year-to-year economic growth of 6.24 percent is largely contributed by the growth in household consumption expenditure, government consumption expenditure and exports,” he explained. Though the contribution declined compared to last year’s quarter, Suarsa said the contribution of household consumption expenditure increased to 56.07 percent this quarter. (kmb27)

Construction sector hampers Bali’s economic growth

DENPASAR - The economic growth of Bali in the third quarter of 2013 was hampered by the slowdown in construction activity. Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali noted the growth in the construction sector showed a contraction of 6.57 percent of the total economic growth of Bali during the period. The Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gede Suarsa, stated the economic growth in the quarter was driven by several economic sectors with the highest growth occurred in the service sector by 8.59 percent. “Bali’s economic growth measured by the increase in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the third quarter reached 2.42 percent, while in the second quarter reached 2.18 percent. Construction sector was becoming the obstacle to the growth,” said Gde Suarsa in Denpasar. According to him, spatially the greatest contribution to the formation of Bali’s economy in the third quarter of 2013 was given by Badung County namely at 24.86 percent and Denpasar at 20.70 percent. Meanwhile, the highest growth in terms of quarter-to-quarter occurred in Karangasem County at 3.30 percent, while in terms of year-to-year occurred in Jembrana County at 7.91 percent. “The economic sector having the highest economic drive occurred in the service sector amounted to 15.12 percent, while the lowest growth of 0.88 percent occurred in the agricultural sector,” he said.

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Miss World contestants praying at Besakih Temple during Miss World Contest 2013 recently that held in Bali Island. he Bali branch of the Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (HPI) supports Governor Made Mangku Pastika’s proposal to ban tourists from visiting temples over the next five years.

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DENPASAR - The Bali branch of the Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (HPI) supports Governor Made Mangku Pastika’s proposal to ban tourists from visiting temples over the next five years. “It is necessary for us to maintain the purity and sanctity of the temples, and thus, we support the governor’s proposal because it will not diminish the attractiveness of Bali,” local HPI spokesman Amos Lilo said here on Wednesday. According to him, tourism and temples in Bali are inseparable, but it should be remembered that the Balinese people have a moral responsibility to uphold the sanctity of their temples. Lilo opined that the governor’s proposal was a good way to allow the Balinese people to keep their commitment to maintain the purity and sanctity of the temples. “The proposal is good for the Balinese people to realize that the temples are a sacred place for them to pray and not to be commercialized by

irresponsible parties,” he noted. According to him, the tourists visiting Bali were, in general, respectful of sacred places, and if they were told to view these sites from a distance, they complied. “Therefore, in principle, we support Governor Pastika’s proposal because this is a local condition that we have to respect. If, in the past, tourists could go inside the temple, this was because the local tourist guide led them there,” Lilo said. He pointed out that Tanah Lot temple in Tabanan district, for instance, had retained its status as a tourist attraction even though tourists were not permitted to enter it. Lilo said the same was true of the Taman Ayun temple in the Badung district, which has attracted numerous tourists to view the exterior without stepping inside. Earlier, on Tuesday, Governor Pastika had proposed that tourists should be banned from visiting the temples for the next five years in response to pros and cons being listed against the provisions of the National Tourism Strategic Areas (KSPN).


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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 file photo, the steel structure for the use of the spent fuel removal from the cooling pool is seen at the Unit 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

Fukushima plant readies for dangerous fuel rod removal Agence France Presse

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is expected this month to begin removing fuel rods from a pool inside a reactor building at the tsunami-hit plant, in a technically challenging operation that will test the utility’s expertise after months of setbacks and glitches. Experts say the operation is a tricky but essential step in the decades-long decommissioning and recovery after the worst atomic accident in a generation. But, they add, it pales in comparison with the much more complex task that awaits engineers in the future. They will have to remove the misshapen cores of three reactors that went into meltdown, probably relying on technology that has not yet been invented. More than 1,500 nuclear fuel assemblies -- bundles of rods -must be pulled out of the storage pool where they were being kept when a tsunami smashed into Fukushima in March 2011. The reactor which the pool serves -- No. 4 -- was not in operation at the time. But hydrogen from Reactor No. 3 escaped into the building and exploded, tearing the roof off and leaving it at the mercy of natural hazards like earthquakes, storms or another tsunami. TEPCO says it has not yet found any damage to the assemblies at No. 4, which contain a mixture of uranium and plutonium, but will be monitoring for abnormalities. The removal of fuel is part of regular work at any nuclear power plant, but “conditions are dif-

ferent from normal because of the disaster”, said company spokeswoman Mayumi Yoshida. “It is crucial. It is a first big step towards decommissioning the reactors,” she said. “Being fully aware of risks, we are determined to go ahead with operations cautiously and securely.” “This is an operation TEPCO cannot afford to bungle” Chunks of debris that were sent flying into the pool by explosions have largely been removed and a crane has been installed. A protective hood has been erected over the building’s skeleton to contain any radioactive leaks. A remotely-controlled grabber will sink into the pool and hook onto a fuel assembly, which it will pull up and place inside a fully immersed cask. The 4.5-metre (15-foot) bundles weighing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) have to be kept in water throughout the operation to keep them cool. The 91-tonne cask will then be hauled from the pool -- containing as many as 22 fuel assemblies and a lot of water -to be loaded onto a trailer and taken

to a different storage pool, where the operation will be reversed. Experts warn that any slip-ups could quickly cause the situation to deteriorate. Even minor mishaps will create considerable delays to the already long and complicated decommissioning. If the rods are exposed to the air they would release radiation and could heat up, a process that if left unchecked could lead to a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. TEPCO says that is unlikely, but sceptics say that with so many unknowns in the novel operation, there is potential for a catastrophe. “This is the first practical milestone for the project,” said Hiroshi Miyano, a nuclear systems expert and visiting professor at Hosei University in Tokyo. “Any trouble in this operation will considerably affect the timetable for the entire project,” he said. “This is an operation TEPCO cannot afford to bungle.” Hiroaki Koide, assistant professor at Kyoto University Reactor Research Institute in Kyoto, said success was far from guaranteed.

And fourth, continuous inter-communal interactions must be promoted to enhance mutual understanding, tolerance and social cohesion, he noted. “We should encourage dialogue among communal groups of different faiths, ethnicity and socio-economic standing. As a result, we promote amicable and peaceful resolution of differences or disputes among them,” he noted. He also said that the Bali Democracy Forum has grown to become a much-valued part of the region’s democratic architecture. The Forum has become a platform for Asia-Pacific countries to share views, experiences, and best practices in democracy. “In particular, our discussions have recognized the linkages between the promotion of democracy and development, as well as between democracy and peace and stability. The Asia-Pacific region, including Southeast Asia, does indeed provide evidence of such linkages,” Yudhoyono stated. This year, the theme of the Bali Democracy Forum is “Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society.” As a nation rich in diversity, Indonesia is a reflection of the pluralism that marks the Asia-Pacific region, he said. “Over the centuries, various civilizations, races, faiths and cultures found a home in our archipelago. Today, we are a nation of a quarter of a billion people, comprising more than 300 ethnic groups, speaking some 700 languages, professing various faiths, and spread out on no fewer than 17,000 islands,” the president added. Democratic transformation

He also voiced his appreciation of the peaceful democratic transformation process taking place in Southeast Asia compared with the violent outbursts occurring in some other countries. “The architecture of democracy in our region (Southeast Asia) has evolved, even transformed, fundamentally, and the process has been implemented without any acts of violence or impact on the economy and security. The entire transformation process has taken place peacefully,” Yudhoyono said at the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VI here on Thursday. President Yudhoyono regarded the Southeast Asia region as an example of the close relationship between democracy, security, and stability, given that, in some other parts of the world, the failure to realize democracy is often followed by geo-political and widespread global security tensions. Yudhoyono also noted that a decade ago, the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had started the journey toward assembling an ASEAN community, covering three areas including economic, social, cultural and political security. “We want a community that includes the promotion of democracy, human rights and good governance as a goal,” he stated. All of these efforts naturally take place gradually, but there is no doubt about the progress that has been achieved so far, Yudhoyono added. The forum’s theme for this year is “Consolidation of Democracy in a Pluralistic Society.” The event is being attended by three heads of states: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, and Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. In addition, the representatives of 53 countries in the Asia Pacific region and a number of international observers from outside the region are also attending the forum. The BDF is an annual forum that began in 2008 to discuss the development of democracy in the Asia-Pacific region, intending to promote and encourage international and regional cooperation.

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INDONESIA Police ranked second in public complaints to Ombudsman Antara

JAKARTA - The second most frequent complaints received by the Indonesian Ombudsman from the public are against the country’s police. “Police have always second among the institutions complained most against by the public,” Ombudsman member Budi Santoso said in a meeting here on Thursday with police. Budi did not say the other institutions complained against most frequently by the public at the meeting with theme “Efforts to develop good public services”. In 2012, the Ombudsman received 2,209 reports from the public and 383 of them were about poor public services by police, he said. In the first nine months of 2013, there were 129 complaints received from the public about police services, he said. “The frequency of the reports shows the police still need to improve its public services,” he said. He said 66.5 percent of the complaints were submitted directly by individual “victims”, 11.6 percent by defending lawyers, 6.9 percent by non governmental organizations, 6.6 percent by

social groups, 2.8 percent by legal aid institutions, etc. The complaints are submitted directly or through website , electronic letters (e-mail) or the mass media. The complaints include about alleged maladministration or long delays in settling cases making up 54.6 percent, abuses of power 12.9 percent , extortion and discrimination, etc. The largest number of complaints were against police units (Polres) followed by regional police (Polda) and district police (Polsek). The largest number of complaints came from North Sumatra making up 14.7 percent followed by Jakarta 13.8 percent, Central Java 12.2 percent, East Java 9.7 percent and East Nusatenggara 7.2 percent. Maladministration allegedly committed by police included in issuing driving license, certificate of ownership of motor vehicles (BPKB), motor vehicle license (STNK), etc, Budi said.

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Students wear surgical masks to protect themselves from volcanic ash, at their school in Tiga Ndreket village in Karo district, Indonesia’s north Sumatra province November 6, 2013. Mount Sinabung continued to spew volcanic ash on Wednesday as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions. Mount Sinabung’s last eruption on Tuesday lasted about 20 minutes and sent volcanic ash 3,000 metres into the sky from its crater.

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Government to announce three national heroes Antara

JAKARTA - The government through the Appellation, Honors and Honorary Signs Council has announced its intention to recognize three individuals as national heroes in 2013. “These three figures will be awarded by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday (Nov. 8) at 4 p.m.,” said Director General of Social Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation of the Social Affairs Ministry Hartono Laras on Thursday. The three individuals to be awarded the National Heroes title are Kanjeng Raden ( KRT ) Radjiman Wedyodiningrat of Jogjakarta, Lambertus Nicodemus Palar from North Sulawesi, and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) TB Simatupang of North Sumatra. Hartono said these three people were the finalists in a series of selections from among eight proposed candidates. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat was born in Jogjakarta on April 21, 1879, and was one

of the founders of the Republic of Indonesia. He was the chairman of the Indonesian Independence Effort Investigation Preparation Agency. Lambertus Nicodemus Palar was a national figure who was born in Rurukan Tomohon, North Sulawesi, on June 5, 1900. He served as a representative of the Republic of Indonesia in several diplomatic positions in the United Nations. TB Simatupang was born in Sidikalang, North Sumatra, on Jan. 28, 1920. He was a military leader in Indonesia. Currently, his name is immortalized as one of the street names in the Cilandak area of South Jakarta. To date, the government has recognized 156 national heroes, where 32 of them have served the military and police. The government provides allowances of Rp1.5 million per month and Rp3 million in health assistance per year for each of these heroes’ heirs.

Reported US, Australian spying damaged trust Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesia said Wednesday that reported spying by the Australian and the US embassies had “hurt our trust” and it would review how it shares information with both countries. The news came as a senior Indonesian MP demanded that the top Australian and American diplomats in the country, who have already been summoned over the spying allegations, face questions from lawmakers about the affair. The espionage controversy spread to Asia last week after reports that US missions across the region were being used for clandestine surveillance, and that Australian embassies and consulates were also involved. On Monday Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa ratcheted up the angry rhetoric, declaring “enough is enough” and suggesting the controversy could affect cooperation between Jakarta and Canberra. And on Wednesday the government went a step further, saying the reports had “hurt our trust” in Washington and Canberra and it would now look at how it cooperates with both. “As a sovereign state, Indonesia has a formal framework for cooperation with the countries in question,” said presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha. “The reports have really hurt our trust in them so Indonesia will review how we currently cooperate in exchanging information.

“This is a serious matter and we certainly hope they understand.” But he declined to go into details and refused to say whether whether any formal agreements would be examined. Indonesia and Australia have such agreements in areas including people smuggling and counterterrorism. Agus Gumiwang, the deputy chairman of parliament’s commission on defence, foreign affairs and information, said he was seeking to have the top Australian and American diplomats summoned to face questions. He said he would discuss with Natalegawa the possibility of “summoning the (top diplomats) from the United States and Australia to the commission to seek an explanation”. Australia has an ambassador in Jakarta while the United States currently has a charge d’affaires. The escalating anger in Indonesia came as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied there was a rift with Jakarta over the spying allegations, as she headed Wednesday to the Bali Democracy Forum. “I don’t accept that there has been a rift,” she told ABC television late Tuesday. The annual forum, established by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2008 to promote democracy in the Asia-Pacific, is taking place on Thursday and Friday. The reports of the surveillance network in the Sydney Morning Herald last week brought the spying scandal to Asia, after they had already soured Europe-US ties.


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Perfect Pacers pull away late from Bulls 97-80

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JEMBRANA - Gilimanuk situated at the western end of the Island of Bali is the gateway of the overland visitors coming from the Island of Java. There are several places of interest including the Gilimanuk Bay that is perfect for enjoying the marine tourism and the West Bali National Park. Tourist facilities have been available at Gilimanuk such as lodging, restaurant or food stall and souvenir shop.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s heavy offseason investment in squad development paid off Wednesday when Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson combined for all 12 points in a decisive fourth-quarter run, sending the still unbeaten Pacers past division rival Chicago 97-80 and to its best start since 1971-72. “They brought all of us in to make the bench a little deeper than it was last year, and I think the guys on the bench know their role,” Sloan said. “So it just fits.” Indiana, the NBA’s last unbeaten team this season, has won its first five games for the first season in four decades. The Pacers can equal the club record, 6-0 set by the 1970-71 ABA powerhouse, when Toronto visits Friday night. Wednesday’s victory may have been the most impressive yet. Again, the Pacers played short-handed, with injuries sidelining George Hill and Danny Granger. Again, they had to come back from a halftime deficit. And again, they found a way to close it out. Paul George, the league’s second-leading scorer, finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. David West had 17 points and 13 rebounds, both season-highs. Roy Hibbert had eight points, 10 rebounds and added five more blocks to his league-leading total. But Scola, Sloan and Stephenson changed the script. After missing his first seven shots and scoring just three points in the first three quarters, Stephenson had 12 points in the final 12 minutes including two big 3-pointers during the decisive stretch. He finished with 15 points. Scola added 12, none more critical than the consecutive baskets he made midway through the fourth. Sloan scored nine points including the 17-footer that tied the score midway through the fourth. Derrick Rose and Luol Deng scored 17 points each to lead the Bulls (1-3), though Rose scored only three points in 12 minutes in the second half and he spent the first half of the fourth quarter on the bench. Elsewhere in the NBA, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists and Russell Westbrook scored 22 points as Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half to beat Dallas 107-93, the Spurs held off the Suns 99-96 and the Celtics notched their first win of the season with a 97-87 result against the winless Utah Jazz. At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 15 of the Spurs’ final 16 points to help the home team hold out Phoenix in a hectic finish. Parker scored 20 overall, Danny Green had 19 points, Tim Duncan added 17 points and Boris Diaw 11 points for San Antonio, which has won four of its first five games.

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Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, center, is fouled as he shoots between Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng, left, and center Joakim Noah in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning the ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the O2 Arena in London Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Immovable Nadal digs deep to seal No.1 ranking Reuters

LONDON - The year dawned with a cloud hanging over Rafael Nadal’s career but will end with him on top of the world after a win over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday that illustrated why he is in the pantheon of tennis greats. He has certainly played better during a sensational season that began in February after a seven-month injury layoff, but the way he soaked up everything the Swiss could muster to complete a 7-6(5) 7-6(6) victory on Wednesday underlined Nadal’s almost fanatical refusal to be beaten. Wawrinka walked off the cavernous showcourt wondering how he is yet to take a set off Nadal in 12 meetings, but it would be a harsh judge who criticised the world No.8 for failing to convert the fleeting chance that came and went in the second-set tiebreak. He was within a whisker of taking a high-calibre opener too, but Nadal, as he has in winning 74 matches in a spectacular season of almost total dominance on all surfaces, proved armour-plated in defence and ruthless when invited to attack. Nadal arrived in London for the glitzy season-ender needing two wins to fend off Novak Djokovic in his bid to end a year as world No.1 for the third time in his career. After dismantling compatriot David Ferrer on Tuesday, he was stretched to the limit by Wawrinka in his second Group A match, digging deep to notch up another milestone. By winning in straight sets he also assured himself of a place in the semi-finals here, and few would bet against the 13-times grand slam champion going on to claim the only significant title still missing from his CV. Nadal also finished 2008 and

2010 as world No.1 but this time his achievement seems more impressive considering where he was in February. After sitting out the second half of 2012 because of the knee injury that has dogged his career, Nadal missed the start of this season with a virus, and even when he re-surfaced on south American claycourts he was still wincing through the pain on occasions. The outlook looked gloomy, but nine months on he has arrived in London with 10 titles from 16 tournaments, reaching the final of three more, and while he has gone to great lengths to insist rankings are no longer his goal, the way he celebrated when Wawrinka struck a forehand into the net after two hours, 12 minutes spoke volumes. ONLY BLEMISH

“Today was more important to secure the number one (ranking),” Nadal, whose only blemish so far in London was a warning for slow play, told reporters. “I think after all that happened last year, I felt I deserved to be there at the end of the season. And today I did,” Nadal added after proudly reeling off his 2013 achievements, which included five Masters 1000 Series titles, an eighth French Open crown, and the U.S. Open. “This is one of the best things that I did in my career, to come back to number one after three seasons. That’s very difficult in our sport, and after a very important injury.

“Now I can really be focused only on the tournament because the year end is over.” Much has been made of Nadal’s shift in emphasis to a more attacking style this year - a tweak designed to lessen the load on his knee and that brought him unprecedented success on the U.S. hardcourts that used to furrow his brow. Against Wawrinka, however, it was his trademark defensive skills that proved decisive. Wawrinka hit twice as many winners as Nadal and won more points, but when it mattered most, Nadal proved why he is one of the hardest men to put away. When the Swiss broke Nadal’s serve with an exquisite forehand winner to level the first set at 5-5 and then nosed 6-5 ahead, the momentum had shifted his way. At 5-5 in the tiebreak Wawrinka had his foe pinned against the ropes, but somehow the Spaniard extricated himself with a desperate lob that forced a rash error from his opponent. When Wawrinka stumbled on the next point, Nadal darted in to swat away a forehand. Losing a 25th consecutive set to Nadal left Wawrinka staring at the equivalent of a sheer Swiss rock face, but he launched a stirring fightback from 4-1 down in the second only to see Nadal save a set point with a powerful smash. All is not lost for Wawrinka, who can still qualify for the semifinals if he beats David Ferrer on Friday, providing Tomas Berdych does not beat Nadal in the final group games.


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Champions League results Group E Chelsea 3 Schalke 04 0 At Stamford Bridge, London Scorers: Samuel Eto’o 31, 54, Demba Ba 83 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 41,194 Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) Basel 1 Steaua Bucharest 1 At St Jakob-Park, Basel Scorers: Basel: Giovanni Sio 90+1 Steaua Bucharest: Federico Piovaccari 17 Halftime: 0-1 Referee: Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal)

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group H soccer match between FC Barcelona and AC Milan, at the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

BARCELONA - The familiar sound of his name echoing around the Nou Camp signalled the end of a mini goal drought as Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-1 win over AC Milan that put Barcelona through to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday. Alarm bells had been ringing from the Catalan capital to the World Player of the

Year’s native Argentina and beyond after Messi failed to score in four consecutive La Liga outings, a barren run by his sky-high standards. He grabbed his first with an emphatic strike from the penalty spot on the half hour, prompting the Barca fans inside the giant arena to begin the chants of “Messi, Messi, Messi” that have marked so many of his home appearances in Europe’s elite club competition. An unmarked Sergio Busquets nodded in Xavi’s free kick 10 minutes

later but Gerard Pique turned the ball into his own net moments before the break to make it 2-1 and give Milan hope. The Italian side looked more threatening after Mario Balotelli replaced Robinho at halftime before Messi made a trademark dash between the defenders and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Christian Abbiati for his second seven minutes from the end. It was the 26-year-old’s sixth goal in three games in Europe this season and his 65th in 82 Champions League appearances and firmly put to bed concern he might have lost his cutting edge after a couple of brief injury absences. Barca’s comfortable victory lifted the Group H leaders to 10 points from four matches and put them through to the knockout round with two matches to spare. Milan, struggling in both domestic and continental competition, have five points in second and Ajax are third on four after they won 1-0 at home to Celtic in Amsterdam. “Mission accomplished,” Busquets said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “I think we played a good first half

and the own goal right at the end was a pity,” added the Spain international. “We suffered a bit in the second but we had chances for a third and when it came everything was much easier. “It was only a matter of matches and in front of goal Messi is always a machine. Today he has scored two and I hope he can continue in the same vein.” USUAL APLOMB

Barca quickly settled into their customary rhythm, with Xavi and Andres Iniesta pulling the strings in midfield and Messi, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez roving up front. Alexis came close to an opener in the 21st minute when he just failed to get enough on a Neymar centre to turn it into the net before the referee ruled Ignazio Abate had hauled the Brazilian down in the area. Messi smashed the penalty straight down the middle and was engulfed by his team mates, obviously delighted their talisman was back on the scoresheet. Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo clipped a swerving shot narrowly wide five minutes later but the visitors’ was caught napping when an unmarked Busquets headed into the net from Xavi’s free kick.

An impressive Kaka surge down the left wing led to Milan’s goal when his low centre skewed off Pique’s foot and past goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri brought Italy forward Balotelli on for Robinho at halftime and his physical presence lifted the visitors. They enjoyed a lot more possession without really threatening and Messi brought the supporters to their feet when he exchanged passes with substitute Cesc Fabregas and finished with his usual aplomb to put the game beyond the seven-times European champions. “We knew we were facing a great team which keeps possession well and make it tough for their opponents,” Milan midfielder Andrea Poli said on UEFA.com. “However, I think we played well especially when we were 2-1 down and we created a few chances to equalise,” he added. “We wanted to earn points tonight but I think we played a good game anyway. I think we could do better on the counter attack. Now we have to focus on the next two decisive games.” In the next round on Nov. 26, Barca play at Ajax and Milan are at Celtic before Barca host the Scottish champions and Milan are at home to Ajax on Dec. 11.

Young faces fresh accusations of diving Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Ashley Young has been warned that his penchant for diving would not be accepted. It doesn’t appear he’s learning his lesson. The Manchester United winger woke up to back-page headlines of “Conman” and “Ashley’s New Dive Shame” on Wednesday after his latest theatrical tumble earned United a penalty, which was missed by Robin van Persie in the

0-0 draw against Real Sociedad in the Champions League. Young was also condemned by former United captains Roy Keane and Ray Wilkins and was the target of heavy criticism on social networking sites, with the latest incident further sullying his reputation. “This is as bad for me as all these over-the-top tackles we’re getting at the moment because that is a conning of the referee,” Wilkins said on Sky Sports. “He’s

getting a bad name.” Young’s image was once of a talented winger who had a fearsome cross and was one of English football’s leading dead-ball exponents. It earned him a big-money move to United from Aston Villa in 2011. Now, two years into his career at United, his name is invariably accompanied by the words “dive” or “cheat.” Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale have faced similar accusations and the slur is tough to shake off.

Only two months ago, United manager David Moyes said he had “had a word with Ashley privately” after a diving controversy during a Premier League match against Crystal Palace. “I’ve always said I don’t like diving,” Moyes said at the time. “He deserved to get booked. I don’t want any of my players diving. I don’t want anybody doing it.” Those comments echoed the warning that Moyes’ predecessor,

Alex Ferguson, gave to Young in 2012 after a match against Queens Park Rangers when the winger’s fall got QPR midfielder Shaun Derry sent off. “I left him out of the next game,” Ferguson recounts in his recently published autobiography, “and told him that the last thing he needed as a Manchester United player was a reputation for going down easily.” “Going to ground too easily was not something I tolerated,” Ferguson said.

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Ajax’s Lasse Schone celebrates scoring 1-0 against Celtic during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and Celtic Glasgow at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Schone revives Ajax hopes in Champions League Reuters

Lasse Schone scored at the end of a sweeping move early in the second half to earn Ajax Amsterdam a 1-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday and a first success for the Dutch club in Group H. The victory revived Ajax’s chances of progress from the group phase as they moved on to four points from as many matches, just one behind second-placed AC Milan. But the match overshadowed by clashes between rival supporters in Amsterdam before kick-off that left eight policeman in hospital and around 15 arrests were made. Danish international Schone’s goal came at the end of a series of swift interchanges of short passes involving five different Ajax players as they picked open the Scottish club’s defence to break the deadlock in the 51st minute. Defeat for Celtic left them bottom with three points and matches to come at home to Milan this month and away at leaders Barcelona in December. The Glasgow club also wasted chances to at least share the spoils when they twice came close on the counter-attack in a match played at high tempo between two evenlymatched sides. Beram Kayal shot wildly over at the end of a long surge upfield in the 50th minute that saw the

home defenders backing off and being pulled wide by other players and a gap opening up for the Celtic midfielder who wasted his chance. Seven minutes later James Forrest and Anthony Stokes were two up against a solitary Ajax defender on a swift counter attack but Forrest fluffed his attempted pass to Stokes who would have needed just to place the ball into the net for the equaliser. Ajax had an inswinging corner cleared off the line by fullback Emilio Izaguirre. Three set pieces in the first half presented Ajax with scoring chances as Stefano Denswil twice forced saves out of the Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who also denied Ajax captain Siem de Jong’s 17th minute header. De Jong was a surprise choice at centre forward by coach Frank de Boer, who had insisted before the match that Ajax had to win to keep alive their hopes in the competition. “We fought hard for the win and I saw many great attacks. I saw tonight an absolute will to win,” De Boer told reporters. The victory will come as much as a relief as a boost for the Dutch champions whose domestic league form has been poor. “Hopefully we can take this win and form in their next match,” added De Jong in post-match television interview. “Things can change so quickly in football.”

Group F Borussia Dortmund 0 Arsenal 1 At BVB stadium, Dortmund Scorer: Aaron Ramsey 62 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands) Napoli 3 Olympique Marseille 2 At San Paolo stadium, Naples Scorers: Napoli: Gokhan Inler 22, Gonzalo Higuain 24, 75 Marseille: Andre Ayew 10, Florian Thauvin 64 Halftime: 2-1 Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia) Group G Zenit St Petersburg 1 Porto 1 At Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg Scorers Zenit St Petersburg: Hulk 28 Porto: Lucho Gonzalez 23 Missed penalty: Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) 52 Halftime: 1-1 Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway) Atletico Madrid 4 Austria Vienna 0 At Vicente Calderon, Madrid Scorers: Miranda 11, Raul Garcia 25, Filipe Luis 45, Diego Costa 82 Missed penalty: Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid) 75 Halftime: 3-0 Referee: Istvan Vad (Hungary) Group H Ajax Amsterdam 1 Celtic 0 At Amsterdam Arena Scorer: Lasse Schone 51 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany) Barcelona 3 AC Milan 1 At Nou Camp, Barcelona Scorers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 30pen, 83, Sergio Busquets 40 AC Milan: Gerard Pique 45og Halftime: 2-1

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia) Played on Tuesday Group A Real Sociedad 0 Manchester United 0 At Anoeta, San Sebastian Missed penalty: Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 70 Red card: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) 90 Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy) Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Bayer Leverkusen 0 At Donbass Arena, Donetsk Referee: William Collum (Scotland) Group B Juventus 2 Real Madrid 2 At Juventus Stadium, Turin Scorers: Juventus: Arturo Vidal 42pen, Fernando Llorente 65 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo 52, Gareth Bale 60 Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Howard Webb (England) FC Copenhagen 1 Galatasaray 0 At Parken stadium, Copenhagen Scorer: Daniel Braaten 6 Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Martin Atkinson (England) Group C Olympiakos 1 Benfica 0 At Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus Scorer: Kostas Manolas 13 Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Paris St Germain 1 Anderlecht 1 At Parc des Princes, Paris Scorers: Paris St Germain: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 70 Anderlecht: Demy de Zeeuw 68 Red card: Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht) 82 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia) Group D Manchester City 5 CSKA Moscow 2 At Etihad Stadium, Manchester Scorers: Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 3pen, 20, Alvaro Negredo 30, 51, 90+2 CSKA Moscow: Seydou Doumbia 45+1, 71pen Halftime: 3-1 Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain) Viktoria Plzen 0 Bayern Munich 1 At Struncovy Sady stadium, Plzen Scorer: Mario Mandzukic 65 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)


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Champions League results Group E Chelsea 3 Schalke 04 0 At Stamford Bridge, London Scorers: Samuel Eto’o 31, 54, Demba Ba 83 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 41,194 Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) Basel 1 Steaua Bucharest 1 At St Jakob-Park, Basel Scorers: Basel: Giovanni Sio 90+1 Steaua Bucharest: Federico Piovaccari 17 Halftime: 0-1 Referee: Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal)

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group H soccer match between FC Barcelona and AC Milan, at the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

BARCELONA - The familiar sound of his name echoing around the Nou Camp signalled the end of a mini goal drought as Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-1 win over AC Milan that put Barcelona through to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday. Alarm bells had been ringing from the Catalan capital to the World Player of the

Year’s native Argentina and beyond after Messi failed to score in four consecutive La Liga outings, a barren run by his sky-high standards. He grabbed his first with an emphatic strike from the penalty spot on the half hour, prompting the Barca fans inside the giant arena to begin the chants of “Messi, Messi, Messi” that have marked so many of his home appearances in Europe’s elite club competition. An unmarked Sergio Busquets nodded in Xavi’s free kick 10 minutes

later but Gerard Pique turned the ball into his own net moments before the break to make it 2-1 and give Milan hope. The Italian side looked more threatening after Mario Balotelli replaced Robinho at halftime before Messi made a trademark dash between the defenders and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Christian Abbiati for his second seven minutes from the end. It was the 26-year-old’s sixth goal in three games in Europe this season and his 65th in 82 Champions League appearances and firmly put to bed concern he might have lost his cutting edge after a couple of brief injury absences. Barca’s comfortable victory lifted the Group H leaders to 10 points from four matches and put them through to the knockout round with two matches to spare. Milan, struggling in both domestic and continental competition, have five points in second and Ajax are third on four after they won 1-0 at home to Celtic in Amsterdam. “Mission accomplished,” Busquets said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “I think we played a good first half

and the own goal right at the end was a pity,” added the Spain international. “We suffered a bit in the second but we had chances for a third and when it came everything was much easier. “It was only a matter of matches and in front of goal Messi is always a machine. Today he has scored two and I hope he can continue in the same vein.” USUAL APLOMB

Barca quickly settled into their customary rhythm, with Xavi and Andres Iniesta pulling the strings in midfield and Messi, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez roving up front. Alexis came close to an opener in the 21st minute when he just failed to get enough on a Neymar centre to turn it into the net before the referee ruled Ignazio Abate had hauled the Brazilian down in the area. Messi smashed the penalty straight down the middle and was engulfed by his team mates, obviously delighted their talisman was back on the scoresheet. Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo clipped a swerving shot narrowly wide five minutes later but the visitors’ was caught napping when an unmarked Busquets headed into the net from Xavi’s free kick.

An impressive Kaka surge down the left wing led to Milan’s goal when his low centre skewed off Pique’s foot and past goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri brought Italy forward Balotelli on for Robinho at halftime and his physical presence lifted the visitors. They enjoyed a lot more possession without really threatening and Messi brought the supporters to their feet when he exchanged passes with substitute Cesc Fabregas and finished with his usual aplomb to put the game beyond the seven-times European champions. “We knew we were facing a great team which keeps possession well and make it tough for their opponents,” Milan midfielder Andrea Poli said on UEFA.com. “However, I think we played well especially when we were 2-1 down and we created a few chances to equalise,” he added. “We wanted to earn points tonight but I think we played a good game anyway. I think we could do better on the counter attack. Now we have to focus on the next two decisive games.” In the next round on Nov. 26, Barca play at Ajax and Milan are at Celtic before Barca host the Scottish champions and Milan are at home to Ajax on Dec. 11.

Young faces fresh accusations of diving Associated Press Writer

MANCHESTER, England — Ashley Young has been warned that his penchant for diving would not be accepted. It doesn’t appear he’s learning his lesson. The Manchester United winger woke up to back-page headlines of “Conman” and “Ashley’s New Dive Shame” on Wednesday after his latest theatrical tumble earned United a penalty, which was missed by Robin van Persie in the

0-0 draw against Real Sociedad in the Champions League. Young was also condemned by former United captains Roy Keane and Ray Wilkins and was the target of heavy criticism on social networking sites, with the latest incident further sullying his reputation. “This is as bad for me as all these over-the-top tackles we’re getting at the moment because that is a conning of the referee,” Wilkins said on Sky Sports. “He’s

getting a bad name.” Young’s image was once of a talented winger who had a fearsome cross and was one of English football’s leading dead-ball exponents. It earned him a big-money move to United from Aston Villa in 2011. Now, two years into his career at United, his name is invariably accompanied by the words “dive” or “cheat.” Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale have faced similar accusations and the slur is tough to shake off.

Only two months ago, United manager David Moyes said he had “had a word with Ashley privately” after a diving controversy during a Premier League match against Crystal Palace. “I’ve always said I don’t like diving,” Moyes said at the time. “He deserved to get booked. I don’t want any of my players diving. I don’t want anybody doing it.” Those comments echoed the warning that Moyes’ predecessor,

Alex Ferguson, gave to Young in 2012 after a match against Queens Park Rangers when the winger’s fall got QPR midfielder Shaun Derry sent off. “I left him out of the next game,” Ferguson recounts in his recently published autobiography, “and told him that the last thing he needed as a Manchester United player was a reputation for going down easily.” “Going to ground too easily was not something I tolerated,” Ferguson said.

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Ajax’s Lasse Schone celebrates scoring 1-0 against Celtic during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Ajax Amsterdam and Celtic Glasgow at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Schone revives Ajax hopes in Champions League Reuters

Lasse Schone scored at the end of a sweeping move early in the second half to earn Ajax Amsterdam a 1-0 win over Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday and a first success for the Dutch club in Group H. The victory revived Ajax’s chances of progress from the group phase as they moved on to four points from as many matches, just one behind second-placed AC Milan. But the match overshadowed by clashes between rival supporters in Amsterdam before kick-off that left eight policeman in hospital and around 15 arrests were made. Danish international Schone’s goal came at the end of a series of swift interchanges of short passes involving five different Ajax players as they picked open the Scottish club’s defence to break the deadlock in the 51st minute. Defeat for Celtic left them bottom with three points and matches to come at home to Milan this month and away at leaders Barcelona in December. The Glasgow club also wasted chances to at least share the spoils when they twice came close on the counter-attack in a match played at high tempo between two evenlymatched sides. Beram Kayal shot wildly over at the end of a long surge upfield in the 50th minute that saw the

home defenders backing off and being pulled wide by other players and a gap opening up for the Celtic midfielder who wasted his chance. Seven minutes later James Forrest and Anthony Stokes were two up against a solitary Ajax defender on a swift counter attack but Forrest fluffed his attempted pass to Stokes who would have needed just to place the ball into the net for the equaliser. Ajax had an inswinging corner cleared off the line by fullback Emilio Izaguirre. Three set pieces in the first half presented Ajax with scoring chances as Stefano Denswil twice forced saves out of the Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who also denied Ajax captain Siem de Jong’s 17th minute header. De Jong was a surprise choice at centre forward by coach Frank de Boer, who had insisted before the match that Ajax had to win to keep alive their hopes in the competition. “We fought hard for the win and I saw many great attacks. I saw tonight an absolute will to win,” De Boer told reporters. The victory will come as much as a relief as a boost for the Dutch champions whose domestic league form has been poor. “Hopefully we can take this win and form in their next match,” added De Jong in post-match television interview. “Things can change so quickly in football.”

Group F Borussia Dortmund 0 Arsenal 1 At BVB stadium, Dortmund Scorer: Aaron Ramsey 62 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands) Napoli 3 Olympique Marseille 2 At San Paolo stadium, Naples Scorers: Napoli: Gokhan Inler 22, Gonzalo Higuain 24, 75 Marseille: Andre Ayew 10, Florian Thauvin 64 Halftime: 2-1 Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia) Group G Zenit St Petersburg 1 Porto 1 At Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg Scorers Zenit St Petersburg: Hulk 28 Porto: Lucho Gonzalez 23 Missed penalty: Hulk (Zenit St Petersburg) 52 Halftime: 1-1 Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway) Atletico Madrid 4 Austria Vienna 0 At Vicente Calderon, Madrid Scorers: Miranda 11, Raul Garcia 25, Filipe Luis 45, Diego Costa 82 Missed penalty: Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid) 75 Halftime: 3-0 Referee: Istvan Vad (Hungary) Group H Ajax Amsterdam 1 Celtic 0 At Amsterdam Arena Scorer: Lasse Schone 51 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany) Barcelona 3 AC Milan 1 At Nou Camp, Barcelona Scorers Barcelona: Lionel Messi 30pen, 83, Sergio Busquets 40 AC Milan: Gerard Pique 45og Halftime: 2-1

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia) Played on Tuesday Group A Real Sociedad 0 Manchester United 0 At Anoeta, San Sebastian Missed penalty: Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 70 Red card: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) 90 Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy) Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Bayer Leverkusen 0 At Donbass Arena, Donetsk Referee: William Collum (Scotland) Group B Juventus 2 Real Madrid 2 At Juventus Stadium, Turin Scorers: Juventus: Arturo Vidal 42pen, Fernando Llorente 65 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo 52, Gareth Bale 60 Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Howard Webb (England) FC Copenhagen 1 Galatasaray 0 At Parken stadium, Copenhagen Scorer: Daniel Braaten 6 Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Martin Atkinson (England) Group C Olympiakos 1 Benfica 0 At Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus Scorer: Kostas Manolas 13 Halftime: 1-0 Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Paris St Germain 1 Anderlecht 1 At Parc des Princes, Paris Scorers: Paris St Germain: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 70 Anderlecht: Demy de Zeeuw 68 Red card: Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht) 82 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia) Group D Manchester City 5 CSKA Moscow 2 At Etihad Stadium, Manchester Scorers: Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 3pen, 20, Alvaro Negredo 30, 51, 90+2 CSKA Moscow: Seydou Doumbia 45+1, 71pen Halftime: 3-1 Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain) Viktoria Plzen 0 Bayern Munich 1 At Struncovy Sady stadium, Plzen Scorer: Mario Mandzukic 65 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)


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Perfect Pacers pull away late from Bulls 97-80

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JEMBRANA - Gilimanuk situated at the western end of the Island of Bali is the gateway of the overland visitors coming from the Island of Java. There are several places of interest including the Gilimanuk Bay that is perfect for enjoying the marine tourism and the West Bali National Park. Tourist facilities have been available at Gilimanuk such as lodging, restaurant or food stall and souvenir shop.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s heavy offseason investment in squad development paid off Wednesday when Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson combined for all 12 points in a decisive fourth-quarter run, sending the still unbeaten Pacers past division rival Chicago 97-80 and to its best start since 1971-72. “They brought all of us in to make the bench a little deeper than it was last year, and I think the guys on the bench know their role,” Sloan said. “So it just fits.” Indiana, the NBA’s last unbeaten team this season, has won its first five games for the first season in four decades. The Pacers can equal the club record, 6-0 set by the 1970-71 ABA powerhouse, when Toronto visits Friday night. Wednesday’s victory may have been the most impressive yet. Again, the Pacers played short-handed, with injuries sidelining George Hill and Danny Granger. Again, they had to come back from a halftime deficit. And again, they found a way to close it out. Paul George, the league’s second-leading scorer, finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. David West had 17 points and 13 rebounds, both season-highs. Roy Hibbert had eight points, 10 rebounds and added five more blocks to his league-leading total. But Scola, Sloan and Stephenson changed the script. After missing his first seven shots and scoring just three points in the first three quarters, Stephenson had 12 points in the final 12 minutes including two big 3-pointers during the decisive stretch. He finished with 15 points. Scola added 12, none more critical than the consecutive baskets he made midway through the fourth. Sloan scored nine points including the 17-footer that tied the score midway through the fourth. Derrick Rose and Luol Deng scored 17 points each to lead the Bulls (1-3), though Rose scored only three points in 12 minutes in the second half and he spent the first half of the fourth quarter on the bench. Elsewhere in the NBA, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists and Russell Westbrook scored 22 points as Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half to beat Dallas 107-93, the Spurs held off the Suns 99-96 and the Celtics notched their first win of the season with a 97-87 result against the winless Utah Jazz. At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 15 of the Spurs’ final 16 points to help the home team hold out Phoenix in a hectic finish. Parker scored 20 overall, Danny Green had 19 points, Tim Duncan added 17 points and Boris Diaw 11 points for San Antonio, which has won four of its first five games.

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Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, center, is fouled as he shoots between Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng, left, and center Joakim Noah in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning the ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the O2 Arena in London Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Immovable Nadal digs deep to seal No.1 ranking Reuters

LONDON - The year dawned with a cloud hanging over Rafael Nadal’s career but will end with him on top of the world after a win over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday that illustrated why he is in the pantheon of tennis greats. He has certainly played better during a sensational season that began in February after a seven-month injury layoff, but the way he soaked up everything the Swiss could muster to complete a 7-6(5) 7-6(6) victory on Wednesday underlined Nadal’s almost fanatical refusal to be beaten. Wawrinka walked off the cavernous showcourt wondering how he is yet to take a set off Nadal in 12 meetings, but it would be a harsh judge who criticised the world No.8 for failing to convert the fleeting chance that came and went in the second-set tiebreak. He was within a whisker of taking a high-calibre opener too, but Nadal, as he has in winning 74 matches in a spectacular season of almost total dominance on all surfaces, proved armour-plated in defence and ruthless when invited to attack. Nadal arrived in London for the glitzy season-ender needing two wins to fend off Novak Djokovic in his bid to end a year as world No.1 for the third time in his career. After dismantling compatriot David Ferrer on Tuesday, he was stretched to the limit by Wawrinka in his second Group A match, digging deep to notch up another milestone. By winning in straight sets he also assured himself of a place in the semi-finals here, and few would bet against the 13-times grand slam champion going on to claim the only significant title still missing from his CV. Nadal also finished 2008 and

2010 as world No.1 but this time his achievement seems more impressive considering where he was in February. After sitting out the second half of 2012 because of the knee injury that has dogged his career, Nadal missed the start of this season with a virus, and even when he re-surfaced on south American claycourts he was still wincing through the pain on occasions. The outlook looked gloomy, but nine months on he has arrived in London with 10 titles from 16 tournaments, reaching the final of three more, and while he has gone to great lengths to insist rankings are no longer his goal, the way he celebrated when Wawrinka struck a forehand into the net after two hours, 12 minutes spoke volumes. ONLY BLEMISH

“Today was more important to secure the number one (ranking),” Nadal, whose only blemish so far in London was a warning for slow play, told reporters. “I think after all that happened last year, I felt I deserved to be there at the end of the season. And today I did,” Nadal added after proudly reeling off his 2013 achievements, which included five Masters 1000 Series titles, an eighth French Open crown, and the U.S. Open. “This is one of the best things that I did in my career, to come back to number one after three seasons. That’s very difficult in our sport, and after a very important injury.

“Now I can really be focused only on the tournament because the year end is over.” Much has been made of Nadal’s shift in emphasis to a more attacking style this year - a tweak designed to lessen the load on his knee and that brought him unprecedented success on the U.S. hardcourts that used to furrow his brow. Against Wawrinka, however, it was his trademark defensive skills that proved decisive. Wawrinka hit twice as many winners as Nadal and won more points, but when it mattered most, Nadal proved why he is one of the hardest men to put away. When the Swiss broke Nadal’s serve with an exquisite forehand winner to level the first set at 5-5 and then nosed 6-5 ahead, the momentum had shifted his way. At 5-5 in the tiebreak Wawrinka had his foe pinned against the ropes, but somehow the Spaniard extricated himself with a desperate lob that forced a rash error from his opponent. When Wawrinka stumbled on the next point, Nadal darted in to swat away a forehand. Losing a 25th consecutive set to Nadal left Wawrinka staring at the equivalent of a sheer Swiss rock face, but he launched a stirring fightback from 4-1 down in the second only to see Nadal save a set point with a powerful smash. All is not lost for Wawrinka, who can still qualify for the semifinals if he beats David Ferrer on Friday, providing Tomas Berdych does not beat Nadal in the final group games.


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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 file photo, the steel structure for the use of the spent fuel removal from the cooling pool is seen at the Unit 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

Fukushima plant readies for dangerous fuel rod removal Agence France Presse

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is expected this month to begin removing fuel rods from a pool inside a reactor building at the tsunami-hit plant, in a technically challenging operation that will test the utility’s expertise after months of setbacks and glitches. Experts say the operation is a tricky but essential step in the decades-long decommissioning and recovery after the worst atomic accident in a generation. But, they add, it pales in comparison with the much more complex task that awaits engineers in the future. They will have to remove the misshapen cores of three reactors that went into meltdown, probably relying on technology that has not yet been invented. More than 1,500 nuclear fuel assemblies -- bundles of rods -must be pulled out of the storage pool where they were being kept when a tsunami smashed into Fukushima in March 2011. The reactor which the pool serves -- No. 4 -- was not in operation at the time. But hydrogen from Reactor No. 3 escaped into the building and exploded, tearing the roof off and leaving it at the mercy of natural hazards like earthquakes, storms or another tsunami. TEPCO says it has not yet found any damage to the assemblies at No. 4, which contain a mixture of uranium and plutonium, but will be monitoring for abnormalities. The removal of fuel is part of regular work at any nuclear power plant, but “conditions are dif-

ferent from normal because of the disaster”, said company spokeswoman Mayumi Yoshida. “It is crucial. It is a first big step towards decommissioning the reactors,” she said. “Being fully aware of risks, we are determined to go ahead with operations cautiously and securely.” “This is an operation TEPCO cannot afford to bungle” Chunks of debris that were sent flying into the pool by explosions have largely been removed and a crane has been installed. A protective hood has been erected over the building’s skeleton to contain any radioactive leaks. A remotely-controlled grabber will sink into the pool and hook onto a fuel assembly, which it will pull up and place inside a fully immersed cask. The 4.5-metre (15-foot) bundles weighing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) have to be kept in water throughout the operation to keep them cool. The 91-tonne cask will then be hauled from the pool -- containing as many as 22 fuel assemblies and a lot of water -to be loaded onto a trailer and taken

to a different storage pool, where the operation will be reversed. Experts warn that any slip-ups could quickly cause the situation to deteriorate. Even minor mishaps will create considerable delays to the already long and complicated decommissioning. If the rods are exposed to the air they would release radiation and could heat up, a process that if left unchecked could lead to a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. TEPCO says that is unlikely, but sceptics say that with so many unknowns in the novel operation, there is potential for a catastrophe. “This is the first practical milestone for the project,” said Hiroshi Miyano, a nuclear systems expert and visiting professor at Hosei University in Tokyo. “Any trouble in this operation will considerably affect the timetable for the entire project,” he said. “This is an operation TEPCO cannot afford to bungle.” Hiroaki Koide, assistant professor at Kyoto University Reactor Research Institute in Kyoto, said success was far from guaranteed.

And fourth, continuous inter-communal interactions must be promoted to enhance mutual understanding, tolerance and social cohesion, he noted. “We should encourage dialogue among communal groups of different faiths, ethnicity and socio-economic standing. As a result, we promote amicable and peaceful resolution of differences or disputes among them,” he noted. He also said that the Bali Democracy Forum has grown to become a much-valued part of the region’s democratic architecture. The Forum has become a platform for Asia-Pacific countries to share views, experiences, and best practices in democracy. “In particular, our discussions have recognized the linkages between the promotion of democracy and development, as well as between democracy and peace and stability. The Asia-Pacific region, including Southeast Asia, does indeed provide evidence of such linkages,” Yudhoyono stated. This year, the theme of the Bali Democracy Forum is “Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society.” As a nation rich in diversity, Indonesia is a reflection of the pluralism that marks the Asia-Pacific region, he said. “Over the centuries, various civilizations, races, faiths and cultures found a home in our archipelago. Today, we are a nation of a quarter of a billion people, comprising more than 300 ethnic groups, speaking some 700 languages, professing various faiths, and spread out on no fewer than 17,000 islands,” the president added. Democratic transformation

He also voiced his appreciation of the peaceful democratic transformation process taking place in Southeast Asia compared with the violent outbursts occurring in some other countries. “The architecture of democracy in our region (Southeast Asia) has evolved, even transformed, fundamentally, and the process has been implemented without any acts of violence or impact on the economy and security. The entire transformation process has taken place peacefully,” Yudhoyono said at the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) VI here on Thursday. President Yudhoyono regarded the Southeast Asia region as an example of the close relationship between democracy, security, and stability, given that, in some other parts of the world, the failure to realize democracy is often followed by geo-political and widespread global security tensions. Yudhoyono also noted that a decade ago, the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had started the journey toward assembling an ASEAN community, covering three areas including economic, social, cultural and political security. “We want a community that includes the promotion of democracy, human rights and good governance as a goal,” he stated. All of these efforts naturally take place gradually, but there is no doubt about the progress that has been achieved so far, Yudhoyono added. The forum’s theme for this year is “Consolidation of Democracy in a Pluralistic Society.” The event is being attended by three heads of states: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, and Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. In addition, the representatives of 53 countries in the Asia Pacific region and a number of international observers from outside the region are also attending the forum. The BDF is an annual forum that began in 2008 to discuss the development of democracy in the Asia-Pacific region, intending to promote and encourage international and regional cooperation.

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INDONESIA Police ranked second in public complaints to Ombudsman Antara

JAKARTA - The second most frequent complaints received by the Indonesian Ombudsman from the public are against the country’s police. “Police have always second among the institutions complained most against by the public,” Ombudsman member Budi Santoso said in a meeting here on Thursday with police. Budi did not say the other institutions complained against most frequently by the public at the meeting with theme “Efforts to develop good public services”. In 2012, the Ombudsman received 2,209 reports from the public and 383 of them were about poor public services by police, he said. In the first nine months of 2013, there were 129 complaints received from the public about police services, he said. “The frequency of the reports shows the police still need to improve its public services,” he said. He said 66.5 percent of the complaints were submitted directly by individual “victims”, 11.6 percent by defending lawyers, 6.9 percent by non governmental organizations, 6.6 percent by

social groups, 2.8 percent by legal aid institutions, etc. The complaints are submitted directly or through website , electronic letters (e-mail) or the mass media. The complaints include about alleged maladministration or long delays in settling cases making up 54.6 percent, abuses of power 12.9 percent , extortion and discrimination, etc. The largest number of complaints were against police units (Polres) followed by regional police (Polda) and district police (Polsek). The largest number of complaints came from North Sumatra making up 14.7 percent followed by Jakarta 13.8 percent, Central Java 12.2 percent, East Java 9.7 percent and East Nusatenggara 7.2 percent. Maladministration allegedly committed by police included in issuing driving license, certificate of ownership of motor vehicles (BPKB), motor vehicle license (STNK), etc, Budi said.

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Students wear surgical masks to protect themselves from volcanic ash, at their school in Tiga Ndreket village in Karo district, Indonesia’s north Sumatra province November 6, 2013. Mount Sinabung continued to spew volcanic ash on Wednesday as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions. Mount Sinabung’s last eruption on Tuesday lasted about 20 minutes and sent volcanic ash 3,000 metres into the sky from its crater.

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Government to announce three national heroes Antara

JAKARTA - The government through the Appellation, Honors and Honorary Signs Council has announced its intention to recognize three individuals as national heroes in 2013. “These three figures will be awarded by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday (Nov. 8) at 4 p.m.,” said Director General of Social Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation of the Social Affairs Ministry Hartono Laras on Thursday. The three individuals to be awarded the National Heroes title are Kanjeng Raden ( KRT ) Radjiman Wedyodiningrat of Jogjakarta, Lambertus Nicodemus Palar from North Sulawesi, and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) TB Simatupang of North Sumatra. Hartono said these three people were the finalists in a series of selections from among eight proposed candidates. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat was born in Jogjakarta on April 21, 1879, and was one

of the founders of the Republic of Indonesia. He was the chairman of the Indonesian Independence Effort Investigation Preparation Agency. Lambertus Nicodemus Palar was a national figure who was born in Rurukan Tomohon, North Sulawesi, on June 5, 1900. He served as a representative of the Republic of Indonesia in several diplomatic positions in the United Nations. TB Simatupang was born in Sidikalang, North Sumatra, on Jan. 28, 1920. He was a military leader in Indonesia. Currently, his name is immortalized as one of the street names in the Cilandak area of South Jakarta. To date, the government has recognized 156 national heroes, where 32 of them have served the military and police. The government provides allowances of Rp1.5 million per month and Rp3 million in health assistance per year for each of these heroes’ heirs.

Reported US, Australian spying damaged trust Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesia said Wednesday that reported spying by the Australian and the US embassies had “hurt our trust” and it would review how it shares information with both countries. The news came as a senior Indonesian MP demanded that the top Australian and American diplomats in the country, who have already been summoned over the spying allegations, face questions from lawmakers about the affair. The espionage controversy spread to Asia last week after reports that US missions across the region were being used for clandestine surveillance, and that Australian embassies and consulates were also involved. On Monday Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa ratcheted up the angry rhetoric, declaring “enough is enough” and suggesting the controversy could affect cooperation between Jakarta and Canberra. And on Wednesday the government went a step further, saying the reports had “hurt our trust” in Washington and Canberra and it would now look at how it cooperates with both. “As a sovereign state, Indonesia has a formal framework for cooperation with the countries in question,” said presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha. “The reports have really hurt our trust in them so Indonesia will review how we currently cooperate in exchanging information.

“This is a serious matter and we certainly hope they understand.” But he declined to go into details and refused to say whether whether any formal agreements would be examined. Indonesia and Australia have such agreements in areas including people smuggling and counterterrorism. Agus Gumiwang, the deputy chairman of parliament’s commission on defence, foreign affairs and information, said he was seeking to have the top Australian and American diplomats summoned to face questions. He said he would discuss with Natalegawa the possibility of “summoning the (top diplomats) from the United States and Australia to the commission to seek an explanation”. Australia has an ambassador in Jakarta while the United States currently has a charge d’affaires. The escalating anger in Indonesia came as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied there was a rift with Jakarta over the spying allegations, as she headed Wednesday to the Bali Democracy Forum. “I don’t accept that there has been a rift,” she told ABC television late Tuesday. The annual forum, established by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2008 to promote democracy in the Asia-Pacific, is taking place on Thursday and Friday. The reports of the surveillance network in the Sydney Morning Herald last week brought the spying scandal to Asia, after they had already soured Europe-US ties.


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BUSINESS Deflation fears in spotlight as ECB meets Agence France-Presse

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The Twitter bird logo is on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013.

Twitter hit Wall Street with hefty price tag Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK - Twitter will make its Wall Street debut Thursday with a price tag of $26 per share, bidding to raise up to $2.1 billion in the most eagerly awaited stock offering since Facebook. A tweet from the company said it would offer 70 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange, generating $1.82 billion, and give underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 10.5 million shares of common stock. The initial public offering (IPO) assigns a market value of around $14.4 billion to the company whose messaging service has become a hugely popular tool for celebrities, journalists, political leaders and others. With the over-allotment it should be the second-biggest tech IPO after Facebook’s $16 billion effort last year and ahead of Google’s 2004 offer, which raised $1.92 billion, according to research firm Dealogic. Depending on the outcome of the common stock offer to underwriters, between 12.8 and 14.5 percent of the company’s shares will be publicly traded. The rest is held by its founders and a handful of

early investors. Twitter has fast become engrained in popular culture but must still convince investors of its business model, having lost more than $440 million since 2010. Memories of Facebook’s botched offering will also abound Thursday. But with 232 million users and growing, Twitter is expected to be able to reach profitability by delivering ads in the form of promoted tweets, and from its data analytics. The research firm eMarketer estimates Twitter will bring in $582.8 million in global ad revenue this year, and nearly $1 billion in 2014. Eden Zoller at the British-based consultancy Ovum said Twitter needs to show it is executing its business plan to reassure the market. “Investors see social media and mobile as sweet spots and it is therefore no surprise that Twitter’s IPO is creating so

much excitement and is oversubscribed,” she said in a research note. Mark Mahaney at RBC Capital Markets recommended the stock with a target price of $33, saying it may become “the next Internet utility.” “Just as Google, Amazon and Facebook have become Internet utilities, so too may Twitter,” he said in a research note. Twitter gets most of its revenue from advertising in the form of “promoted tweets,” but has only been doing this for about three years, and the model is not fine-tuned, said Nate Elliott at Forrester Research. Other analysts are skeptical, saying the company’s model is unproven and that social media trends are too unpredictable to justify its high valuation. A report by investment firm Sterne Agee said Twitter is valued more than 50 percent higher that its “high growth peers” including Facebook, LinkedIn and Yelp.

FRANKFURT - Analysts expect the European Central Bank to hold its key rates steady at its policy meeting Thursday, but a threat of deflation in Europe could force the bank’s hand soon. The annual rate of inflation for the 17 countries that share the euro slowed unexpectedly to just 0.7 percent in October, the lowest rate in four years, raising fears the single currency area may tip into deflation -- a vicious circle of falling prices, wages and output. But ECB watchers are not convinced that the data will trigger action from the central bank just yet. With eurozone interest rates currently at an all-time low of 0.50 percent, “the ECB has only one bullet left in its conventional tool box, and as long as the economy proceeds in line with expectations, the central bank may be reluctant to respond to lower inflation with a rate cut,” said UniCredit economist Marco Valli. ING DiBa economist Carsten Brzeski agreed. The rate-cut speculation “is premature,” he said. “The ECB simply does not have a reputation for knee-jerk reaction to single data releases. And a rate cut would do little to kickstart the economy as long as the transmission mechanism is not working properly,” Brzeski argued. “Even if deflationary trends have opened the door wider for further ECB easing, we don’t expect such action this week.” Any further rate cut would only be seen “in the coming months, if and when deflationary tendencies prevail,” the expert concluded. Deflation is bad for the economy because it can lead consumers to delay purchases in the expectation that prices will fall. Slower sales have a knock-on effect on orders to factories, which reduce production and then either cut wages or jobs. This leaves households in an even worse position and then often fearful to spend, worsening the cycle even further and creating a vicious circle that feeds upon itself. The euro’s recent strong rise against the dollar and other major currencies is another headache for the ECB while the green shoots of economic recovery in the 17 countries that share the euro remain very vulnerable. A strengthening euro makes the region’s exports more expensive and would therefore choke off foreign demand for European goods. It also feeds deflation. “The most effective measure that the ECB could take to diminish the risk of deflation would be to talk the euro down,” said Marie Diron at EY Eurozone Forecast.

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Developing democracies should be supported by media freedom

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NUSA DUA - Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Wardana has said developing democracies should be supported by media freedom to encourage freedom of expression. “At this time, there can be no democracy without a free mass media. No amount of elections will bring democracy to a people who do not know things, cannot express themselves, and cannot make legitimate demands,” stated Wardana in his opening speech at the Fifth Bali Media Forum here on Wednesday. According to Wardana, the level of press freedom is a measurement of the democratic governance of a society. Despite the legitimization of freedom of expression, society should be limited only by everyone’s right to know the truth, he said. “Freedom of expression is not absolute. One’s right to freedom of expression is limited by the right of others to know

the truth and to uphold their reputation, as well as by the right of society to enjoy public order,” Wardana stated. He also suggested that freedom of expression should not be used to spread hate-filled messages. “We must combat hatred, whether it is spread through the word of mouth, through conventional mass media, or through cyberspace,” Wardana remarked. The Bali Media Forum is held concurrently with the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) hosted by the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Nusa Dua, Bali. Indonesia host the BDF on Nov. 7 and 8, 2013, seeing attendance by 81 countries as well as three international organizations.

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According to him, cumulatively until the third quarter of 2013, the GRDP of Bali grew by 6.24 percent. The magnitude of Bali’s GRDP based on current prices in the third quarter of 2013 reached IDR 24.30 trillion, while based on constant price in 2000 reached USD 8.82 trillion. Further, he explained that when compared to the third quarter of 2012 (year-on-year), the GRDP of Bali in the third quarter of 2013 grew by 5.97 percent. This growth was driven by all the economic sectors, except for the construction sector going through contraction at 1.28 percent. “In terms of expenditure, Bali’s economic growth of 2.42 percent (quarterto-quarter) was driven by the growth of all components of the GRDP with the highest growth occurred in the component of government consumption expenditure,” he said. Compared to the previous quarter based on quarter-to-quarter, the government consumption expenditure was recognized by Suarsa to have grown up 16.67 percent. “Total year-to-year economic growth of 6.24 percent is largely contributed by the growth in household consumption expenditure, government consumption expenditure and exports,” he explained. Though the contribution declined compared to last year’s quarter, Suarsa said the contribution of household consumption expenditure increased to 56.07 percent this quarter. (kmb27)

Construction sector hampers Bali’s economic growth

DENPASAR - The economic growth of Bali in the third quarter of 2013 was hampered by the slowdown in construction activity. Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali noted the growth in the construction sector showed a contraction of 6.57 percent of the total economic growth of Bali during the period. The Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Gede Suarsa, stated the economic growth in the quarter was driven by several economic sectors with the highest growth occurred in the service sector by 8.59 percent. “Bali’s economic growth measured by the increase in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the third quarter reached 2.42 percent, while in the second quarter reached 2.18 percent. Construction sector was becoming the obstacle to the growth,” said Gde Suarsa in Denpasar. According to him, spatially the greatest contribution to the formation of Bali’s economy in the third quarter of 2013 was given by Badung County namely at 24.86 percent and Denpasar at 20.70 percent. Meanwhile, the highest growth in terms of quarter-to-quarter occurred in Karangasem County at 3.30 percent, while in terms of year-to-year occurred in Jembrana County at 7.91 percent. “The economic sector having the highest economic drive occurred in the service sector amounted to 15.12 percent, while the lowest growth of 0.88 percent occurred in the agricultural sector,” he said.

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Miss World contestants praying at Besakih Temple during Miss World Contest 2013 recently that held in Bali Island. he Bali branch of the Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (HPI) supports Governor Made Mangku Pastika’s proposal to ban tourists from visiting temples over the next five years.

HPI supports proposed ban on tourist visits temples Antara

DENPASAR - The Bali branch of the Indonesian Tourist Guide Association (HPI) supports Governor Made Mangku Pastika’s proposal to ban tourists from visiting temples over the next five years. “It is necessary for us to maintain the purity and sanctity of the temples, and thus, we support the governor’s proposal because it will not diminish the attractiveness of Bali,” local HPI spokesman Amos Lilo said here on Wednesday. According to him, tourism and temples in Bali are inseparable, but it should be remembered that the Balinese people have a moral responsibility to uphold the sanctity of their temples. Lilo opined that the governor’s proposal was a good way to allow the Balinese people to keep their commitment to maintain the purity and sanctity of the temples. “The proposal is good for the Balinese people to realize that the temples are a sacred place for them to pray and not to be commercialized by

irresponsible parties,” he noted. According to him, the tourists visiting Bali were, in general, respectful of sacred places, and if they were told to view these sites from a distance, they complied. “Therefore, in principle, we support Governor Pastika’s proposal because this is a local condition that we have to respect. If, in the past, tourists could go inside the temple, this was because the local tourist guide led them there,” Lilo said. He pointed out that Tanah Lot temple in Tabanan district, for instance, had retained its status as a tourist attraction even though tourists were not permitted to enter it. Lilo said the same was true of the Taman Ayun temple in the Badung district, which has attracted numerous tourists to view the exterior without stepping inside. Earlier, on Tuesday, Governor Pastika had proposed that tourists should be banned from visiting the temples for the next five years in response to pros and cons being listed against the provisions of the National Tourism Strategic Areas (KSPN).


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To handle wasteTruck amaged,motorbike trailer on the job Denpasar minimum wage in 2014

Singaraja (Bali Post)—

The Sanitation and Landscaping Agency (DKP) of Buleleng still has a serious problem in handling the growing volume of waste in Singaraja town and surrounding areas. It happens because many garbage trucks are out of order and it then relies on motorbike trailer to haul the garbage of urban areas. Of the 21 existing garbage trucks owned, 19 trucks of the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency are apparently not roadworthy. Even, of the 19 trucks, three trucks could not be totally used. To that end, the Sanitation and Landscaping Agency officers are now relying more on the Rapid Response Unit (URC) to transport the garbage by using a motorbike trailer. It is really very helpful because with the means the officers could quickly pick up the garbage in places that were unreachable by a garbage truck.

The Head of Buleleng Sanitation and Landscaping Agency, Wayan Genep, said that other than proposing the additional garbage trucks in the regional budget 2014, his party was also proposing additional motorcycle trailer. “The motorbike is allocated for the URC officers in order they can handle the garbage quickly,” he said. (kmb15)

Reduce environmental damage

Substitute of quarry revenues must be found out

Amlapura (Bali Post)— Environmental damage has been very worrying related to the exploitation to nature due to quarry in Karangasem, particularly in Selat, Bebandem and Rendang subdistrict. Replacement of the quarry as a source of regionally generated revenue (PAD) and income source of workers should be looked for alternatives such as in the tourism, agriculture in the broad sense and the small and medium business sector including crafts. It was revealed in the meeting of the assessor technical team building for the impact of quarry on the environment, Wednesday (Nov 6) at the office meeting hall of the Regent of Karangasem. The meeting led by Regional Secretary of Karangasem, Gde Adnya Mulyadi, was attended by public figures such as chief of customary village, chief of village representative agency (BPD), police chief, commander of regional military command, as well as the non-commissioned military officers in charge of villages having quarry location in the three subdistricts. At that time, the hamlet chief of Geliang, Pempatan and Rendang also expressed that a large-scale quarry using heavy equipment also operated under the dam at local village. As hamlet chief, his party had never been invited to make coordination and none of the investors were known to them. Allegedly, the quarry business had not owned an excavation permit. So, government needed to check them because the quarry activities took place at lower land and around the dam landslide safeguarding. For information, Geliang village was situated among two ravines. A community leader from Sebudi said it was required a provision of alternative professions to change the quarry activities considering the quarry was unrenewable natural resources. Similar condition happened to quarry location at Gunaksa in Klungkung, when the materials had run out it would only leave holes and puddles. The community leader having concern with the environment also said that Selat sub-

district actually had no longer been worthy to become a quarry site because the materials on the state land such as in the watercourses and ravines had been taken out. When the state land had run out, the quarry moved to the agricultural productive land. Due to deep quarry or even deeper than 60 meters, it caused the fertile plantation of coffee, snakefruit, clove and coconut avalanched and collapsed. “The agricultural land is the source of income, though it is small yet sustainable. But, if it has run out how will we live next? Meanwhile, the quarry will have already run out,” said the community leader. Community leaders and subdistrict authority also said the necessity to assess the environmental and social impact of the quarry such as the involvement of a mass organization from outside Karangasem serving as ‘illegal security’ in the quarry, the presence of sex commercial worker and other negative impacts, including the rampant making of portal to collect donation or levy from the quarry truck drivers. On the other hand, Regional Secretary Adnya Mulyadi said the impact of quarry should indeed be organized and managed, so it would not result in the source of natural disaster later on. The negative impacts, including the rampant establishment of portal beyond the official one owned by government, the possibility of rampant prostitutes serving the quarrying workers should be anticipated. Regarding the portal establishment, either by reason of donation, as long as people asked gave it sincerely, it was hard to be prohibited. However, when there was coercion or people did not give donation or gave in small amount, and they were consequently persecuted, the victims should report the case to police station. By all means, the case would be processed by police. “Gaping holes in the quarry left should be found a solution. So, the quarry in Karangasem will not be like the one at Gunaksa Klungkung where it was left with gaping holes and pools of water, it is not too good,” said Adnya Mulyadi. (013)

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Urban Minimum Wage (UMK) of Denpasar in 2014 has been set at IDR 1,561.000. This amount has increased compared to the amount in 2013 worth IDR 1,358.000. the Urban Minimum Wage was determined based on the results of plenary meeting of the wage council involved the element of government, labor union (SPSI), the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association (Apindo) and academicians, Monday (Nov 4). “Determination of the Urban Minimum Wage was based on the average of decent life needs (KHL) per year, coupled with the economic growth, unemployment and population growth, so it was then decided the next year’s Urban Minimum Wage at IDR 1,561.000,” said the Head of the Denpasar Labor and Social Agency, Made Erwin Suryadarma Sena, in Denpasar, Wednesday (Nov 6). He said the minimum wage was higher than the average decent life need in 2013 namely at IDR 1,545,334. The decent life need was stipulated by the Regulation of Minister of Manpower No.13/2012 on the components and implementation of decent life need achievement stages in which referred to 60 components. “Previously, 46 components were surveyed by the Labor Council intended for the determination of basic life needs. Aside from based on price survey, the increase in the urban minimum wage was also considering the wage in other county/municipality,” he said. He mentioned the amount of urban minimum wage should be higher than the provincial minimum wage (UMP) 2014 established by the Bali Wage Council for IDR 1,321,000. Employers who objected to the policy were

allowed to apply for suspension based on obvious reason and reality. However, on the other side, the Bali minimum wage set at IDR 1.3 million deemed infeasible. “Such a small amount is just enough to meet the minimum requirements, even very minimal for a family,” said the Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali, Prof. Dr. IB Raka Suardana. According to him, the reality happened in the field showed the prices of basic necessities had been very high. Meanwhile, the provincial minimum wage worth IDR 1.3 million was possibly just enough for consumption, excluding the other needs such as health, education, let alone recreation. “Standard of Bali minimum wage is about IDR 2.1 million in order to meet the basic needs. However, if it is applied the entrepreneurs will certainly object as the burden will grow heavier because the cost of other portions has been high,” he said. Nevertheless, he recognized the amount of a high minimum wage would result in a dilemma just like a short sarong, when drawn up the lower part of the body would be visible (considered heavy), and when drawn down, the upper part would be visible (objected). Moreover, all components of the cost had been high as today’s reality. He explained that in terms of the definition, the provincial minimum wage was intended for those who were still single. However, many companies implemented it for their employees who were already married. Ministerial Regulation No.1/1999 defined that minimum wage was the lowest monthly wage consisting of basic salary including fixed allowances. (kmb27)

Education on waste management

Gianyar (Bali Post)—

An increasingly narrow space and the increasing number of plastic waste being difficult to disentangle in millions of years to come has resulted in disruption to the balance of nature. So, it must be looked for an effort amid the narrowness of space and the community must do flower and wildlife conservation to preserve the balance of nature. Education on inorganic waste management is an effort that must be carried out as early as possible in maintaining the balance of nature in the future. As revealed in the celebration of the National Floral and Wildlife Love Day (HCPSN) 2013 in the White Cattle Convenience Park at Taro village, Tegallalang subdistrict, Wednesday (Nov 6). Public education on waste management was done primarily to schools. A student of SDN 2 Lebih primary school, Jenia Sri Dewi, said that inorganic waste she had processed had a good economic value. Along with some classmates, she often got requests of handicrafts made of scraps from friends and neighbor around her school. The processed

products were also frequently exhibited at school activities or other activities such as on the national day (HCPSN). The garbage processing activity was known from the school self-development program. From that program, she got interested in pursuing the waste management into beautiful handcrafts and could be sold. Aside from developing the self-potential, Jenia also got additional pocket money from the sale. “Garbage is obtained from the school and home environment and the results can be saved,” she said. Meanwhile, the head of Gianyar Environment Agency, Anak Agung Dalem Jagadhita, explained that government’s policy in conservation needed synergy with communities and businesses in the environmental preservation. Besides, his party also gave emphasis on the concept of sustainable environment, created a clean atmosphere at school environment and public facilities as well as provision of intensive award for outstanding achievement by community, especially in the matter of environmental field. (kmb16)

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reaches IDR 1.5 million Denpasar (Bali Post)—

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President Barack Obama speak about the health care during an event. On Wednesday, Obama met with frustrated Senate Democrats, some of whom fear the disastrous rollout of his signature healthcare law could complicate their already difficult reelection fights in 2014. Reuters

Obama gets earful from Senate Democrats about health law woes Reuters

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday met with frustrated Senate Democrats, some of whom fear the disastrous rollout of his signature healthcare law could complicate their already difficult re-election fights in 2014. The Obama administration has weathered intense criticism since hundreds of thousands of people have seen their health insurance policies canceled because they do not meet new benefit requirements, despite Obama’s pledge that Americans could keep their current plans under Obamacare. The fallout has been exacerbated by the fact that these people cannot shop easily for insurance alternatives on the malfunctioning website, HealthCare.gov. Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, sat down with 16 Senate Democrats, 15 of them who are up for re-election next year, many of them facing competitive races. One of the senators, Mark Begich of Alaska, issued a statement after what he said was a two-hour session. He said he expressed his frustration at the difficulties involving the website that has not worked properly since going live on October 1. “It’s absolutely unacceptable in this day and age that the administration can’t deliver on the promises it made to all Americans because of

technical problems with a website,” Begich said. Senate Mark Pryor of Arkansas said after the meeting: “The American people are frustrated with the White House’s botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and I am too.” “In today’s meeting, I told the president and vice president three things: 1) fix the website immediately 2) address the problems with the law and 3) hold the individuals in charge accountable for these mistakes. I won’t let up until these problems are fixed,” he said. In a sign of its political potency, the rocky launch of Obamacare appeared to help Republican Ken Cuccinelli cut into the lead enjoyed by Democratic Party insider Terry McAuliffe, who won Tuesday’s election for Virginia governor. The White House said Obama discussed efforts to ramp up communication and education outreach to consumers who have received or might receive letters about how their individual health plans might be affected. “During the meeting, the president discussed ongoing efforts to

fix HealthCare.gov and improve the experience of Americans looking to enroll in coverage,” a White House official said. The senators gave Obama “their input on existing challenges with implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” the official said. As many as 7 million Americans were expected to sign up for coverage in the first year through the online exchanges established under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The law, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last year, mandates everyone have healthcare insurance coverage or pay a tax. A significant shortfall in enrollees, particularly among young and healthy people who cost less to insure, would undermine the ability of the exchanges to work financially. The meeting was held just before Obama left for Dallas, where he was to visit volunteers who are helping people sign up for health insurance. This is part of a push by senior officials to highlight the program in cities with the highest number of uninsured residents.

Palestinian officials have long accused Israel of poisoning Arafat, a claim Israel has denied. Arafat died under mysterious circumstances at a French military hospital in 2004, a month after falling ill at his Israeli-besieged West Bank compound. The findings reported Wednesday appear to be the most significant so far in an investigation into Arafat’s death initiated by his widow, Suha, and the satellite TV station Al-Jazeera. Last year, Switzerland’s Institute of Radiation Physics discovered traces REUTERS/Magnus Johansson/Files of polonium-210, a deadly radioactive Palestinian President Yasser isotope, on some of Arafat’s belongings. Soil and bone samples were subsequently Arafat waves to supporters from taken from Arafat’s grave in the West his window in the West Bank city of Ramallah in this October Bank. On Wednesday, the TV station pub- 17, 2003 file photo. lished the Swiss team’s 108-page report on the soil and bone samples. The results “moderately support the proposition that the death was the consequence of poisoning with polonium-210,” the report said.Repeated attempts to reach the main author, Patrice Mangin, or the Lausanne-based institute’s spokesman, Darcy Christen, were unsuccessful Wednesday night. Experts not connected to the report said the results support the case that Arafat was poisoned, but don’t prove it. Suha Arafat told Al-Jazeera she was stunned and saddened by the findings. “It’s a shocking, shocking crime to get rid of a great leader,” she said. She did not mention Israel, but suggested that a country with nuclear capability was involved in her husband’s death. “I can’t accuse anyone, but how many countries have an atomic reactor that can produce polonium?” she said.

Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon nears Associated Press Writer

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials said Thursday that thousands of villagers, including those from a central province devastated recently by an earthquake, are being evacuated as one of Asia’s most powerful typhoons this year approaches. Typhoon Haiyan was already packing sustained winds of 215 kilometers (134 miles) per hour and ferocious gusts of 250 kph (155 mph), and could pick up strength over the Pacific Ocean before it slams into the eastern Philippine province of Eastern Samar on Friday, according to government forecasters. Eduardo del Rosario, who heads the government’s main disaster-response agency, said governors and mayors were supervising the evacuation of thousands of residents away from landslide- and flood-prone communities in several provinces where the typhoon is expected to pass. President Benigno Aquino III has ordered officials to aim for zero casualties, a goal often broken in an archipelago lashed by about 20 storms each year, most of them deadly and destructive. Haiyan is the 24th such storm to hit the Philippines this year. Bohol Governor Edgardo Chatto said soldiers, police and rescue units were helping displaced residents, including thousands still in small tents after the earthquake, to move to safer shelters. The typhoon was not forecast to directly hit Bohol but the province was still expected to be lashed by strong wind and rain, government forecaster Jori Loiz said. Army troops were helping transport food packs and other relief goods in hard-to-reach communities and rescue helicopters are on stand-by, the military said. “My worst fear is that the eye of this typhoon will hit us. I hope we will be spared,” Chatto told The Associated Press by telephone. Haiyan was forecast to barrel through the country’s central region Friday and Saturday before it blows toward the South China Sea on Sunday. It was not expected to hit the densely populated capital, Manila, in the north, Loiz said.


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In US, is it rude to ask guests to remove shoes?

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NEW YORK — In Michigan, you’re expected to leave snowy boots in the mudroom before going inside. In Alaska, boots are taken off in “Arctic entries.” In Japan, Thailand and many other countries, you wouldn’t dream of entering a home with your shoes on, regardless of the season. asking them to remove shoes. She offered 10 reasons why her household is “shoes-free,” including preserving the carpet, allowing guests to relax and put their feet up, and keeping allergens out of the house along with “grass, leaves, mud, dirt, bugs, gum, oil, tar and yes, even animal poo.” For everyday comings and goings, Kerstetter and her husband use a mudroom by the back door. For company, they put a shoe rack in a small foyer near the front door. “We like to walk around barefoot and we want to have our home clean,” Kerstetter said. She “didn’t grow up in a no-shoes household, but my parents taught me to ask” the host’s preference before entering. Another must for shoes-off parties: Put a chair by the door. Don’t make guests hop unbalanced on one shoe while taking off the other. And put out a shoe rack so footwear doesn’t end up in a pile. Adi Bittan planned her wedding at the home of friends in Pescadero, California, before realizing that the hosts had a no-shoes rule. “We were worried how that would look and whether our guests would feel uncomfortable or

embarrassed,” she said. She solved the problem by buying fun socks — with no-skid soles — as one of the wedding favors. Even she and the groom wore them. “Guests young and old ended up loving it,” she said. “They compared colors, took photos with their fun socks on and were excited to take them home.” Some of the women even thanked her for saving them from excruciating high heels. But the pro-shoes crowd doesn’t buy the no-shoes reasoning. If you’re worried about wood floors, they say, invest in inexpensive rugs. Protecting a white carpet? Roll it up. Tracked-in dirt? Mop or vacuum. “It is the height of tacky to invite guests to your home and then require that they remove anything more than outdoor attire,” said Jodi R.R. Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting in Marblehead, Massachusetts. “It is one thing to ask me to leave my L.L. Bean boots at the door for a Super Bowl party held during a snowstorm in New England. It is another to ask me to remove my heels at a cocktail party where everyone is dressed in suits and dresses.”

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, speaks with East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao during the Bali Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

Xanana condems wiretapping of leaders

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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, file photo shows Nicolas Ghesquiere at the Fashion Group International’s ‘Night of Stars’ award ceremony at Cipriani’s Wall Street in New York.

Louis Vuitton names Ghesquiere to replace Jacobs Associated Press Writer

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This Jan. 8, 2012 photo provided by Adi Bittan shows Bittan (in pink socks) dancing with her husband Eyal Bilgrai at their wedding in Pescadero, Calif.

PARIS — Louis Vuitton has named Nicolas Ghesquiere as its new artistic director, replacing the outgoing Marc Jacobs with the designer best known for his ties to the Balenciaga fashion house. Louis Vuitton announced the appointment on its official Twitter account with a black-and-white photo of Ghesquiere. Jacobs parted ways with Louis Vuitton in September, although his namesake brand still falls under LVMH umbrella. His replacement has been the subject of intense interest, both among investors for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and in the fashion world. Ghesquiere left Balenciaga in 2012 after a 15-year run in which he successfully refocused attention on the brand and drew in celebrity fans such as Beyonce and Rihanna. He is being sued by Balenciaga, which accuses him of being in breach of a confidentiality clause for speaking negatively of the fashion house in an interview. Jacobs favored a more vintage-inspired look than Ghesquiere, who has a reputation for adding a rebellious, rock ‘n’ roll edge to his designs. He also won’t be in charge of accessories like bags as Jacobs was. In a structural change, Darren Spaziani was appointed to a new role overseeing Louis Vuitton’s high-end leather goods last week.

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But removing shoes before coming inside has not been the norm in much of the U.S. These days, however, city dwellers and suburbanites from New York to Los Angeles often find that hosts expect footwear to be left at the door. Sometimes it’s because of weather; other times, homeowners want to protect light-colored rugs and high-gloss wood floors from dirt and dings, or parents don’t want street germs on floors where kids play. Some guests find the request irksome — especially at holiday parties when they’re dressed up. Shalena Broaster of Philadelphia — whose friends call her “the diva” — says her first thought when asked to remove shoes is: “I just pray I have a fresh pedicure!” Since she’s only 5 feet tall (1.52 meters), she also misses the height her stilettos provide. Classy hosts with a no-shoes rule hand out “guest socks” or inexpensive slippers that folks can take home. But please don’t offer Broaster your old tube socks. “Nasty!” she said. Rachel Kerstetter of Cleveland wrote on her blog, http://www.ProbablyRachel.com , that guests sometimes make her feel “like a criminal” for

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NUSA DUA - Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao condemned the practice of wiretapping to spy on other countries, saying it violates the nation’s sovereignty and the fundamentals of democracy. “I ask you all whether we can really say that we are living in a democracy if we are subject to pervasive surveillance,” Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao said in his remarks during the opening of the Bali Democracy Forum here on Thursday. The wiretapping issue was not only a matter of privacy and personal freedom, he said, but also a measure of how the nations of the world define the meaning of being sovereign. “Now that information technology is part of the fabric of our lives, we have to consider the impact on democracy when our communications are being watched by others,” the former President of Timor Leste said. The alleged wiretapping conducted by the United States and Australia were revealed in a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, published on Oct. 31, 2013, based upon allegations by former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who

said the two countries possessed listening facilities at their embassies in Jakarta and other cities throughout the ASEAN region, including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Yangon. “For a small nation like Timor Leste, with limited resources, it means we are subject to prying nations actions based on their own national interests,” Xanana said. Xanana also said that democracy faced other challenges, which many democratic nations were failing to address. “We are seeing many democracies around the world being captured by a ruling elite, many of which are supported by a broken financial industry,” he said. The problem then is that while no one in the developed world took responsibility for the ongoing financial crisis, the world’s poor remain vulnerable and suffered the most. Xanana urged strong action be taken to hold the world’s powerful elite to account and to tackle issues

of growing inequality. “Without addressing poverty and inequality, the social cohesion and stability of pluralistic democracies will be at risk,” he said. BDF VI’s theme for this year is Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society. The forum was opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Nusa Dua on Thursday, followed by remarks from Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam and Timor Leste’s PM Xanana Gusmao. Representatives from 81 countries and three international organizations are taking part in the forum, held from November 7 to 8. There are two sub-themes that will be discussed during BDF VI: the explanation of free and fair general elections and an discussion on how to build and strengthen democratic institutions, such as the Constitutional Court and the General Elections Commissions in each country.

NUSA DUA - Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said Indonesia’s Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) has contributed to the growth of democratic leadership in a number of countries. “I believe the IPD has contributed to the growth of skilled democratic leadership in several countries, as the institution has provided lessons in democracy to a number of young political leaders,” said Marty, speaking at the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) here on Thursday. According to Minister, the IPD has worked closely with the government and civil society in several developing countries, including Myanmar, Egypt and Tunisia. The IPD has also conducted programs with Myanmar by sharing experiences and best practices on developing a democratic agenda. “In this context, there are sixty friends from Myanmar who have been taking part in the Indonesia-Myanmar workshop on leadership and political party reforms, organized by the IPD,” Marty said. The Minister added that the IPD also continues holding democracy workshops for Egypt and Tunisia. The IPD, Marty said, invited young political party leaders from more than 15 countries to discuss, learn and share their views on democratic issues. “In this regards, Indonesia wishes their best to those countries and organizations that have extended support and assistance to the IPD in carrying out its democracy activities,” Marty said. The IPD was created to carry out the goals arising from the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) which discusses and shares issues about democracy. The institute was established in 2008 in Udayana University of Bali and in cooperation with universities and other institutions within and beyond the Asia Pacific region. Indonesia hosted the BDF VI on Nov. 7 and 8, 2013, which is attended by delegations from 81 countries, as well as three international organizations. A number of heads of state also attend the forum, including Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao, and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Ministry has chosen the theme “Consolidating Democracy in a Pluralistic Society” to support developing democracies throughout the world.

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Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (left) said Indonesia’s Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) has contributed to the growth of democratic leadership in a number of countries.


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Piodalan, lots of pilgrims throng Tanah Lot Temple Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Every piodalan or anniversary of Tanah Lot Temple, Kediri, Tabanan, was never deserted of pilgrims. As shown on Wednesday (Nov 6), thousands of Hindus thronged the temple perched in the middle of the ocean in conjunction with the anniversary ritual. Pilgrims came from various regions in Bali. Unavoidably, the queue began to happen from morning till night. Piodalan ceremony took place at 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Series of the ceremonies were officiated over by temple priests from Beraban customary village, Kediri. Peak of the abundant pilgrims began to happen at 1:00 p.m. “Pilgrims coming to say prayers will usually continue to increase,” said Operations Manager of Tanah Lot tourist attraction, Toya Adnyana. It was described that procession of the temple anniversary was commenced by escorting the lord to Beji Kaler of Tanah Lot Temple, Tuesday afternoon (Nov 5). It was intended to purify the sanctified effigies with holy water of Tanah Lot Temple. During the ceremony, it was performed Rejang Dewa Dance by a dance group from Beraban village entirely consisting of children. The dance signified to welcome the lord having done a purificatory rite. Piodalan in the Tanah Lot Temple coincided with the one in Batu Bolong and Penataran Temple located in the neighborhood area of Tanah Lot. Procession of the pilgrims elevated the beauty of Tanah Lot last Wednesday. Quite often, many travelers took advantage of the moment by snapshooting it. By late afternoon, the flow of tourist arrival looked to increase. They came to mingle on the shoreline with the pilgrims. According to Toya, the temple anniversary enriched the tourist attraction. On that account, many visitors were waiting for the ceremony to enjoy the tourist area of Tanah Lot. Even, they were willing to wait all day. Such unique view was the most popular for foreign visitors. (kmb30)

As the central and largest referral hospital in Bali, Sanglah Hospital is certainly not free from both solid and liquid waste. In line with the increasing number of visitors, the waste generated certainly livens up. In order not to harm, the waste must be managed first until it is declared safe to be discharged into the environment. For solid medical waste, whether or not they are sharp like syringes and infusion bags, Sanglah Hospital generates about 500 kilograms of medical solid waste each day. The Chief of Sanitation and Environmental Health Installation of Sanglah Hospital, Ni Putu Resiki, described that for the matter of medical waste management, Sanglah Hospital had

owned a good standard operating procedures. Medical solid waste was usually collected first in each room. Similarly, the container was also distinguished by using yellow plastic bag. Once out of the room, the waste was collected in the incinerator area or burner furnace of medical solid waste. From the incinerator area, the medical solid waste was burned in the incinerators to ashes. “Ashes of medical solid waste are categorized into hazardous substance,” said Resiki. Although having been wellmanaged, she recognized there were surely some problems. One of them was that sometimes the incinerator did not work properly. On the other hand, Sanglah Hospi-

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JIMBARAN - With the help of a “rainstopper” to ensure a pictureperfect sunset, Rimba Jimbaran Bali celebrated its grand launch as another unique 5-star hotel by Ayana Resort and Spa. The weather forecast on 1 November said thundershowers, but the hotel’s events team arranged a traditional rainstopper to seek the gods’ blessings for a ‘dry’ event to launch the 282-room hotel. It worked; the 700 guests in attendance enjoyed clear blue skies and a stellar Bali sunset from Unique Rooftop Bar before continuing the party poolside at Rimba Lawn until the early hours. The rain held off until the party ended and then the drops began. The owner of Ayana and Rimba, Rudy Suliawan, thanked the team behind Rimba’s birth: “We started building in October last year, so what you see right now was achieved within a year. That makes RIMBA one of the fastest hotels built anywhere in the world. Rimba was built to complement what we already have at AYANA, to provide a different product and a different experience for guests. It truly is the Best of Both Worlds,” said Mr Suliawan in his keynote speech at the event. The grand launch followed Rimba’s

2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli.

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tal only had one unit of incinerator obtained from the Australian aid in 2004. Capacity of the incinerator itself was 100 kilogram of medical solid waste for one hour. In terms of the total medical solid waste generated by Sanglah Hospital, the total combustion required five hours. “It has been operated since six in the morning. Surely, the time can be more than five hours because it also includes the feeding of waste into the incinerator and wait it until getting cooler after the burning,” said Resiki. When it ran normally, the whole medical solid waste generated could be burned out. However, if the machine was out of order, the medical solid waste might accumulate and certainly had a negative effect on health and the environment.

“When stacked for more than a day, the medical solid waste can generate infectious disease threats to the environment and of course yields an odor,” said Resiki. To be able to handle the medical solid waste generated by Sanglah Hospital each day, Resiki added that it was required an additional unit of incinerator. “We have proposed the addition and are waiting for the realization,” said Resiki. Previously, the Sanglah Hospital made cooperation in the management of medical solid waste. However, according to Resiki, with the increasing number of waste volume and limited engine capacity, as of August 2012 the cooperation agreement with hospitals and other health services was terminated. “Formerly, we opened a cooperation agreement

(IKS), but this time the incinerator is only used for internal medical solid waste management,” she said. The problem of solid waste management did not only related to the volume of medical and endurance of the machine, but also related to gas exhaust and result of the combustion. To keep the exhaust gases produced not to exceed the threshold, Sanglah Hospital had performed regular testing. For the results of combustion in the form of hazardous substance, it was usually collected first in a room before disposed to landfill at Sanur. “The hazardous substance is examined first. If it is declared secure, it can be disposed to the landfill at Sanur. Otherwise, we send it to Java for further process,” she said. (san)

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Rainstopper called in for Rimba grand launch soft opening in September, in time to welcome delegations as an APEC host hotel alongside Ayana. Under the same management of Capella Hotel Group, Rimba features 282 rooms and suites to expand on Ayana’s 368 rooms and villas. The 8 hectare resort, whose name is Indonesian for ‘forest’, is located within Ayana’s 77-hectare grounds overlooking Jimbaran Bay, just 12 kilometers from Bali’s airport. Its design is highlighted by sustainable local materials, one hectare of water bodies including six swimming pools, world-class dining concepts and spectacular sunset views. The event, attended by some 700 travel partners, media, and community VIPs, featured a sensational line-up of international and local performers and a choir of the hotel’s employees. There were stiltwalkers, hula dancers, fairies in giant bubbles, mermaids, tribal beauties, Amazonian warriors and moving “human” tables of canapes. The highly-anticipated Ah Yat Abalone

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Fusion involving a didgeridoo, percussionists and Okokan traditional musicians, before a breathtaking aerial silk performance. For many, the most touching performance of the night was by the hotel’s own employees. Hayley Gene Penner, a Canadian singer-songwriter who composed Ayana Resort and Spa’s themesong, “Until I’m Back to You”, performed the track with a choir comprising employees from Ayana and Rimba. This was followed by

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6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

the official opening of RIMBA by Yoko Suliawan, and a 5 minute long spectacular fireworks show with missiles that set alight a giant “Rimba” sign above the main stage. To celebrate its opening, Rimba Jimbaran Bali has launched an introductory offer for all bookings received before 22 December 2013. Book direct to save up to 36% on with special benefits including daily buffet breakfast, Balinese massage for two people and US$50 Resort Credit per room.

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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LOS ANGELES — Eva Longoria wants to shake up TV animation starting with one meaningful character: a woman stumbling through motherhood. “I’m a fan of animation and I watch ‘Family Guy’ and I watch ‘American Dad!’ and you always see these really flawed fathers and the really perfect mom who is trying to hold the family together because the dads, they’re just idiots,” said Longoria. She voices the character of Rudi Wilson in the 13-episode comedy “Mother Up!” debuting Wednesday on Hulu and Hulu Plus. Longoria also is an executive producer of the series in which Rudi, a former Manhattan music executive, resettles in suburbia with her two children. She’s got street smarts but is fumbling in her new environment: When Rudi tries to compete in the can-you-top-this arena of kids’ birthday parties, disaster results. Executive producer Michael Shipley (whose writing credits include “Family Guy” and “American Dad!”) was inspired by the “venting blogosphere” of mommy blogs that chronicle the perils of chil-

drearing, Longoria said. Marnie Nir and Katie Torpey are credited with original material. Shipley’s approach is “a really fun, impressive way into poking fun at the different styles of parenting that moms have,” said the former “Desperate Housewives” star who is a producer on “Devious Maids.” The cast includes Jesse Camacho and Rebecca Husain as Rudi’s children Dick and Apple; Gabrielle Miller and Cle Bennett as Rudi’s pals; and Helen Taylor as perfect mom Jenny. A character like Rudi is overdue, Longoria said. “People think that sometimes women aren’t funny. And in animation, specifically, everything you see is male-oriented. It is a large male audience watching animation,” she said. “But I don’t think there’s been anything women can watch that they can relate to and laugh at.”

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This photo released by Hulu/Mass Animation shows, from left, Apple Wilson and Dick Wilson as they share their favorite moments from Dick’s nearly-disastrous birthday, while their mom, Rudi Wilson (center, voiced by Eva Longoria), celebrates her victory over mean moms with her neighbor and guide to suburbia, Sarah. Asked to compare Rudi and Gabrielle Solis, her “Desperate Housewives” character who had her own parenting issues, Longoria replies: “I think Rudi is Gaby on steroids. There’s things we can do in a more comedic way in animation that we could never do in live action.”

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Alejandro Sanz addresses the audience after receiving an honorary doctor of music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

BOSTON — Spanish pop sensation Alejandro Sanz stepped into a music school for the first time Wednesday and received an honorary doctorate degree from one of the world’s foremost institutions devoted to his craft. Sanz accepted the honor from Berklee College of Music in Boston before more than 1,200 people who had packed the school’s performance center for the sold-out event. A group of 40 students performed his music. The Madrid artist has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide and received numerous Latin Grammy and Grammy awards. Sanz said that when he first heard he would receive the honor, he was delighted but thought someone wasn’t thinking straight. “I was very happy but I thought they were crazy,” Sanz said. “But I wanted to learn about the school. It’s my first time inside a music school, and I was very happy to get to know the students.” The school reserves the honor for artists who have the overwhelming respect of their peers. He joins the ranks of Duke Ellington, Steven Tyler, Melissa Etheridge and other music superstars.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, center, East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, right, and Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah attend the Bali Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

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in our constitution,” he added.

“In this regard, I would like to share with you some views based on Indonesia’s experience in consolidating democracy. First, the constitutional rights for all citizens must be guaranteed,” he said here on Thursday before the Forum’s participants, including Brunei Darrussalam’s

of law, he said. Second, the supremacy of the rule of law must always be upheld, he stated. “This entails the protection of the basic rights of minorities. It is, therefore, essential that we uphold both the will of the majority and the rights of minorities as prescribed

versity and great territorial expanse such as Indonesia, this requires decentralization of the system of governance. Therefore, one of the first reforms in our democratic transition was the decentralization of our system of governance,” the president explained.

Third, the people’s participation must be promoted in decisionNUSA DUA - President Susilo Bambang Yud- Xanana Gusmao. Citizens’ constitutional rights include freedom of reli- making processes that affect their lives. hoyono, in his opening remarks at the Sixth Bali “We should create an environment in which the people share a Democracy Forum, outlined four points needed gion, freedom of expression, equality before the law, nondiscrimination, protection of minorities, and due process sense of ownership in the policy outcomes. In a country of vast difor consolidating democracy.

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