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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Clark’s new mystery an irresistible read Associated Press Writer

Piper Donovan, the heroine of a mystery series by Mary Jane Clark, is fearless and inquisitive, and this trait often puts her in danger. In “Footprints in the Sand,” the latest in the series, she finds herself in a particularly lethal situation.

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This book cover image released by William Morrow shows “Footprints in the Sand,” by Mary Jane Clark.

She isn’t a professional sleuth. A struggling actress, Piper designs wedding cakes part time in her mother’s New Jersey bakery. And every time she bakes a cake, she somehow ends up having a close encounter with a murderer. The latest episode unfolds on the idyllic barrier island of Siesta Key, Florida, where Piper’s cousin Kathy is looking forward to glorious nuptials. But things soon start to go wrong.

Her bridesmaid, Shelley, disappears, and her blood-stained car is found. More disturbing events follow as the anonymous man responsible for Shelley’s disappearance struggles to silence any witnesses. Who is this evil character? Is it the groom, Shelley’s one-time boyfriend? Or is it the best man, a former drug

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dealer? It could be anyone, including the boyfriend of the bride’s widowed mother, Kathy’s wedding planner and a local doctor with a thriving practice. Mystery fans will have a great time trying to identify the culprit before Piper does, but the novel offers a lot more than a mystery’s usual puzzle-solving fun. Like other Clark novels, it also packs the heart-pounding suspense usually found in top-notch thrillers. This makes “Footprints” an irresistible read with wide appeal.

Brad Pitt tweets to Chinese that he’s coming

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BEIJING — Brad Pitt is now on China’s version of Twitter, and his first enigmatic tweet drew thousands of comments. Just as mysteriously, it later disappeared. The actor’s verified Sina Weibo account sent the message Monday: “It is the truth.

Yup, I’m coming.” That was forwarded more than 31,000 times and netted over 14,000 comments, many expressing surprise. He gathered more than 100,000 followers. But by Tuesday morning the tweet had disappeared, and a standard message read “He hasn’t tweeted yet.” The number of his followers kept

growing, however. It was unclear whether the deletion was the work of Pitt and his PR team or Chinese censors. Chinese censors regularly delete tweets and even accounts that they deem sensitive. The government requires Sina and other Internet companies to do this in-house at their

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FILE - In this undated photo, actor Brad Pitt in his role as Austrian mountaineer and former Nazi party member Heinrich Harrer reclines on a mountain ledge during the filming of “ Seven Years in Tibet.”

own cost, under threat of fines and shutdowns if they fail. A request for comment from Pitt’s manager was not immediately answered. The IMDb.com movie website says Pitt was banned from ever entering China because of his role in the 1997 “Seven Years in Tibet.” The government was upset about the film’s portrayal of harsh Chinese rule in Tibet. His later film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” with Angelina Jolie was popular in China. Pop and movie stars use Weibo as a way to connect with the giant Chinese market. To get a certified account overseas celebrities have to submit copies of their ID and job evidence among other documents. Tom Cruise joined Sina Weibo in 2011 and now has over 5 million followers. Former NBA star Stephon Marbury who now plays for China’s professional basketball league is prolific on Weibo and has over 779,000 followers.

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Toll project at Benoa, Bali Island, is one of projects that will be finish before APEC Summit on October 2013. Besides many infrastructure projects, APEC event also expected to involve local businesspeople, particularly those in tourism sector. As a result, this pie will not only benefit big businessmen from outside Bali or non-native residents.

APEC 2013 should not only nourish outside entrepreneurs Bali Post

DENPASAR - The event like the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013 is expected to involve local businesspeople, particularly those in tourism sector. As a result, this pie will not only benefit big businessmen from outside Bali or non-native residents. It was revealed by Chairman of the Bali Tourist Transport Association (Pawiba), Bagoes Soediana, Monday (Jan 7). Involvement of local entrepreneurs would encourage the local economic growth. “Do not let all the opportunities in the APEC be worked on by entrepreneurs of tourist transport providers from outside Bali without involving the local ones,” he said.

According to him, so far the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) activities in Bali was dominantly handled by businesspeople from outside Bali. As a result, the involvement of local entrepreneurs was minimal. “We expect the APEC activity can involve more local entrepreneurs so that as a host we can equally enjoy the pie,” he said.

Chairman of the Association of Indonesia Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali, Ketut Ardana, admitted the APEC activities to be held in Bali this year had not indicated the involvement of local entrepreneurs. “Until now, there have been no indications if we will be involved in the event. Each individual of travel agency would be usually involved, not through the

association,” he said. Nevertheless, Ardana ascertained to participate in getting the opportunities available in the next APEC event. The large entrepreneurs enjoying the pie of such event were expected to also involve local entrepreneurs. “Hopefully, we could enjoy the impact of the APEC. Therefore, we will continue to improve the quality of human resources to IT in order to participate in this event,” he said. Meanwhile, the economist Viraguna Bagoes Oka assessed that by becoming the venue of the APEC Bali would be able to enhance the

image as one of the leading tourist and MICE destinations worth visiting. According to him, in terms of economic viewpoint Bali would not get too much direct benefit from the event. The benefit gained by local residents from the APEC Summit would greatly depend on how far the policy makers provided space and opportunity for local residents. “There must be a good will from policy makers in order the local communities can gain maximal benefit from the APEC Summit, not just as spectator,” he said. Continued on page 6


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bali News

The development project of the Ijo Gading riverbanks

Questioned, development in Ijo Gading riverbank Negara (Bali Post)—

Development activities in the Ijo Gading riverbank, precisely at Baler Bale (BB) Agung hamlet, Negara, were questioned by surrounding residents. An issue spread if the land would be commercialized for a villa or hotel building, but there had been no notification to hamlet authority. In addition, the land is located near the borderline of Ijo Gading River. The activities having started since early December were merely tamping the land and established revetment on the riverside. Residents actually did not question if the landowner made revetment in the riverbank, but there was no clarity about what activities on land were intended for. “As information, it’s going to be used for villa. Trucks are often passing over in the area,” said the resident declining to be named. Hamlet Chief of BB Agung, I Ketut Sumadiyasa, claimed on Monday (Jan 7) that so far his party had monitored the situation at location and the activities were only building a revetment. Meanwhile, the function of building was unclear. Therefore, his party requested the owner to make coordination with the hamlet authority and adjacent landowners to clarify the function of land converted from

plantation area. The landowner, Dewi Handayani Sudana, told Bali Post if the riverside land was not for commercial purposes such as villa or hotel, but for private residence. Her party deliberately protected the land with revetment and did not take the river borderline. A re-measurement had been made by the National Land Agency of Jembrana and it did not exceed the stakes placed. “Based on the measurement by the National Land Agency, the stakes have been appropriate. Even, the land reduced as having been eroded by river basin,” said Dewi. Since it was not intended for commercial building like villa or hotel, her party did not submit a principle permit, disturbance permit (HO) and so on. But, she remained to submit a permit just for the land conversion procedure. “The

building permit is still under process for the aspect of land conversion. We do not want to interfere with nature, and embrace the surrounding community,” she added. Headman of BB Agung village, I Putu Nova Noviana, accompanied by Section Head of Community Empowerment, Komang Putra, claimed to have monitored the riverside development and reported it to subdistrict head. In principle, his party did not prevent anyone from building as long as it was appropriate with procedures. Based on checking, it did not violate the river borderline and the owner wanted to make revetment in the riverside so that it would be beneficial to adjacent landowners. His party had also reminded the owner to immediately submit the building permit (IMB) so that the designation would be clear. (kmb26)

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Harris Hotel and Residence celebrated New Year with a unique party called “Bali Timeline”. The theme of this party was experiencing Bali from 50-ies until the 2012 -2013 count down in a night. It does not need time machine, simply explore it in “Bali Timeline” New Year’s Eve Climax Party that done by Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview on December 31st 2012.

The increasing number of HIV/ AIDS sufferer throughout the years makes Gianyar County multiply the Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) clinic services. Until early 2013, Gianyar County has had four VCT clinics taking precautions against the spread of harmful viruses. In 2010, it was found 181 cases with 23 deaths in Gianyar County. The case increased to 405 cases with 30 deaths in 2011, while until April 2012 the HIV/ AIDS sufferer was recorded to reach 454 people. Chairman of the AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) of Gianyar County, Dewa Made Sutanaya, doubling as the Deputy Regent of Gianyar, admitted the high incidence of HIV/ AIDS. According to him, the issue was not only related to health problem of infectious diseases, but also related to psychosocial aspect. To that end, it was necessary to make primary, secondary and tertiary

prevention. One of the efforts was early detection to determine the status of people whether they had been infected by HIV or not through counseling and voluntary blood testing. Such blood testing could be done at the Layanan Cinta Kasih VCT clinic existing in the Sukawati I Public Health Unit, Sanjiwani Hospital, Ubud II Public Health Unit and Tegallalang I Public Health Unit. “Each VCT clinic is supported by well-trained resources, facilities and infrastructure allocated by the KPA,” he said. The Head of Sukawati I Public Health Unit, Ni Ketut Sutiarini, said the VCT needed carrying out because it was the entrance to get all the HIV/ AIDS services. It could provide benefits for clients with positive or negative test result with the focus of support and therapy could help reduce the stigma in the society and facilitate the access to health services and psychosocial services needed by clients. (kmb16)

Buleleng Animal Husbandry Agency chicken butchery Ignored Singaraja (Bali Post)Chicken butchery place (RPA) owned by Buleleng Agriculture and Animal Husbandry at Bayusuta Street, Asitana, Singaraja, seemed to be ignored as it is not being functioned since it was built in 2010. As seen on Monday (7/1) the RPA has two units of buildings which the south building used as vets and workers office for the RPA while on the north building is the butchery area. The two was completed with supporting facilities such as electricity. Now both buildings had wild grasses and bushes growing around looking like a cemetery. Following that,a number of facilitites have ben missing and the location was used by locals to find grasses for their pets and bred animals. A local insisting being anonymous stated the project has been problemised since the beginning as there was no socialisation to the locals around Banyuning River and socialised it after it was done. Of course, locals declined this RPA existence being in a residency also being protested being located nearby a river so its waste

will be thrown there. “Since then the buildings were never functioned, some facilities were missing and the Agency never took care of it,” the local stated. Before it was built, it was stated that the owner of the land is a local yet later on it was found out to be Buleleng’s asset for that the RPA was built yet not functioned because locals on both sides of the rivers think it will cause water pollution. Meanwhile Head of Animal Health Section, Wayan Susila, as permitted by Head of the Agency, Gede Dharmaja, admitted that the RPA hasn’t been operated due to locals declined the eistence and no solution was acted. The RPA was built under an aid budget from the Agriculture Ministry then the agency rented an individual owned land to build it. Other reasons why the RPA was declined because of the vehicles that were passing by bringing the chickens that’s going to be cut also a waste affect that could be produced later. “Actually for the wastes we have prepared its container so it won’t cause any pollution,” Susila explained. (kmb)

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“Bali Timeline” at Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview

HIV/AIDS increases

Gianyar County provides four VCT clinics

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Stepped back to Bali 50ties in a true ambience of Balinese ancient village activities where the guests could grab a glass of “tuak”, a traditional wine made from “ental” fruit (kind of coconut) served in bamboo glass in the traditional coconut leaf and bamboo warung. Guests had opportunity to posed in front of mini paddy field, watched the cock fighting scene and entertained by “Megenjekan” (Balinese acapela), Rindik and Suling (bamboo instrument) that performed by Harris Players (a specific call for Harris staff). The journey continued to Pasar Kumbasari in 80-ies – which had been a very important part in Balinese

society’s life in that time. Various traditional mixed with international fusion delicacies, antique motorized vehicle and market activities were presented to the guests in sophisticated ambience. “We proudly raise up the “Bali Timeline” concept as we would like to bring the guest to get closer to Balinese culture and soul in terms of ambience, food and entertainment as much as we can, since we believe that culture is one of the main reason why Bali become a special destination and we do care about Balinese culture perpetuity.” Mrs. Marija TJIE, General Manager of Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta – Bali said.

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Calendar Event for December 12 through December 27, 2012 12 Des B uda Keliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Banjar Pulasari Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kabakaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning T e n gah - Buleleng Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 22 Des H ari Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati B esakih Pura Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel

Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pemrajan Agung Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pura Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan P u r a Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Pura Penataran Giri Purwa dan Pesraman Dusun Kuto Rejo Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi 26 Des Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting D esa Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta

Pura Goa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Sidemen Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan, Tembuku, Bangli 27 Des Purnama Kepitu Pr. Benua Besakih. Pura Dalem Desa Camenggaon - Sukawati Pura Suranadhi Lombok Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Mr Agung Dewa Agung Klungkung Ulah Sidemen Pura Gunungrene S i d e m e n Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Ababi Mr. Pasek gelgel Tista Pura Gunung Gunung - Tianyar Kubu - Karangasem Pura Pingit Klenting sari Banjar Sumberkelompok - Gerokgak Singaraja Pura Payogan Agung Kutai Kartanegara

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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Mock Mars trek finds down-to-Earth sleep woes

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Custom office foils heroin smuggler

the men’s lethargy was just lack of sleep or was also caused by other factors: the close quarters, lack of privacy with so many cameras or being away from their families for so long. It’s a problem that has to be fixed — and can be — before astronauts are sent to Mars, as President Barack Obama proposes for the mid-2030s, Dinges said. The trip to Mars, Earth’s closest neighbor, would take about six months each way. The world record for continuous time in space — 14 months — is held by Dr. Valery Polyakov, who was on the Russian space station Mir in 1994 and 1995. American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are scheduled to spend an entire year in space on the International Space Station, starting in 2015.

“The suspect was the last person who came out from the airplane and this became the early attention of our members. After performing a thorough examination, it turns out evidence hidden in his underwear,” said the head of the Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai International Airport, Made Wijaya, Tuesday. According to him, since Sargunan exit from Air Asia plane with the flight number AK 1364 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday (5/1) at about 9.30 PM, he has shown suspicious act. The officers then took the man who claimed to work in agricultural enterprises in the neighboring country to a special room for an interrogation.

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FILE This Nov. 4, 2011 file photo released by Moscow’s Institute for Medical and Biological Problems Russia, shows researcher Sukhrob Kamolov leaving a set of windowless modules after a grueling 520-day simulation of a flight to Mars.

Cuba to free doctors from onerous travel rules HAVANA — Cuba is eliminating longstanding restrictions on health care professionals’ overseas travel as part of a broader migration reform that takes effect next week, an island doctor told The Associated Press on Monday. Hospital directors learned of the new policy, which takes effect Jan. 14, in a Saturday meeting with Health Minister Roberto Morales and word of the change was relayed in hospital staff meetings, according to the doctor, who attended one of the subsequent gatherings. The minister’s directive: “A doctor will be treated like any other citizen starting now and can exit freely, as long as the destination country allows it” by issuing an entry visa, said the physician, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to foreign journalists. “Apparently it has been completely repealed,” he said. “No restrictions of any kind.” Another doctor confirmed

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DENPASAR - Officers of the Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai International Airport managed to foils attempts of smuggling heroin weighing 370 grams worth IDR 855,600,000 brought by a Malaysia citizen, Sargunan M Suppiah. The Heroin was hidden in the underwear that he wore.

WASHINGTON — Astronauts have a down-to-Earth problem that could be even worse on a long trip to Mars: They can’t get enough sleep. And over time, the lack of slumber can turn intrepid space travelers into drowsy couch potatoes, a new study shows. In a novel experiment, six volunteers were confined in a cramped mock spaceship in Moscow to simulate a 17-month voyage. It made most of the would-be spacemen lethargic, much like birds and bears heading into winter, gearing up for hibernation.

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The men went into a prolonged funk. Four had considerable trouble sleeping, with one having minor problems and the sixth mostly unaffected. Some had depression issues. Sometimes, a few of the men squirreled themselves away into the most private nooks they could find. They didn’t move much. They avoided crucial exercise. “This looks like something you see in birds in the winter,” said lead author David Dinges, a sleep expert at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The experiment was run and funded by Russian and European space agencies. A report on the simulation’s effect on the men was published online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dinges said scientists can’t tell if

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that she had been told of the new policy. For many years Cuban doctors have been limited in their ability to travel or had to undergo cumbersome bureaucratic procedures. They are routinely denied permission to travel or receive it only if they plan to leave for good and after a five-year process of being released from their duties. The restrictions were justified as necessary to prevent brain drain from a sector that is the pride of Cuba’s Communist leaders, and which lost thousands of skilled professionals in the 1960s as the country increasingly embraced socialism following the Cuban Revolution. Many more left during the economic crisis of the 1990s. Other individuals in strategic occupations such as scientists, military officers and athletes have also had a hard time getting permission to travel. In October, authorities announced the end of the widely detested exit visa known as the “white card,” which for decades was required of any Cuban seek-

ing to travel overseas. The reform also extended to two years the amount of time Cubans can stay abroad without losing their full rights as citizens. The United States offers special refugee status to Cuban doctors who defect from international missions in Venezuela and other countries — something the island government calls “theft” of talent. The new policy on health care workers applies to both those seeking to emigrate and those simply wanting to travel as tourists or to visit family overseas. The rules may not result in an immediate, massive exodus of medical workers to Miami. Most would not be able to travel there without a U.S. visa, although some who enjoy dual Spanish citizenship could get around that requirement. “They told us they did a study and found that a high percentage of doctors who go abroad (on missions or for conferences) return to the country, so they don’t have a reason to restrict medical personnel,” the doctor said.

Copying common in electronic medical records: study Reuters

Most doctors copy and paste old, potentially out-of-date information into patients’ electronic records, according to a U.S. study looking at a shortcut that some experts fear could lead to miscommunication and medical errors. “The electronic medical record was meant to make the process of documentation easier, but I think it’s perpetuated copying,” said lead author Daryl Thornton, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Electronic health records have been touted as having the potential to transform patient data from indecipherable scribbles into easy-to-read, searchable standardized documents that could be shared among hospital staffers and a patient’s various other health care providers. Many electronic record keeping systems allow text to be copied and pasted from previous notes and other documents, a shortcut that could help time-

crunched doctors but that could also cause mistakes to be passed along or medical records to become indecipherable, critics argue. To see how much information in patient records came from copying, Thornton’s team, in a study published in Critical Care Medicine, examined 2,068 electronic patient progress reports created by 62 residents and 11 attending physicians in the intensive care unit of a Cleveland, Ohio hospital. Progress notes are typically shared among doctors, nurses and other hospital staff and are meant to document the progression of a patient’s tests and treatments. Using plagiarism-detection software, the researchers analyzed five months’ worth of progress notes for 135 patients. They found that 82 percent of residents’ notes and 74 percent of attending physicians’ notes included 20 percent or more copied and pasted material from the patients’ records.

When the officer asked questioned, Sargunan who born on June 5, 1975 in Selangor, always gave different answers. “He originally claimed to be entrepreneurs on travel business and then he professes to be a taxi driver. It seem suspicious to us,” Wijaya said. In addition, officers also suspect suspicious activity because from his passport, during this last three months, he often travels Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar. “On the time he went twice to Jakarta, he admitted to not bring anything. But we hope the police can develop further from our investigation,” he said. (jay)

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Officers of the Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai International Airport managed to foils attempts of smuggling heroin weighing 370 grams worth IDR 855,600,000 brought by a Malaysia citizen, Sargunan M Suppiah. The Heroin was hidden in the underwear that he wore.

New variant of bird flu virus

Detected in three counties, more hazardous and deadly

Bird flu virus or H5N1 has now been detected to have a new variant belonging to 2.3.2 gene type. This new variant is predicted to occur due to gene

mutation and drug resistance. Communities are appealed to be more vigilant because the threat of H5N1 belonging to 2.3.2 gene type is much more hazardous

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A Livestock Agency staff disposed cages and other stuffs that contaminated with bird flu virus. Bird flu virus or H5N1 has now been detected to have a new variant belonging to 2.3.2 gene type. This new variant is predicted to occur due to gene mutation and drug resistance. Communities are appealed to be more vigilant because the threat of H5N1 belonging to 2.3.2 gene type is much more hazardous than the previous generation.

than the previous generation. -----------------------------NEW variant of the bird flu virus (H5N1) belonging to 2.3.2 gene type has been detected in three counties in Bali. “This new variant causes more severe clinical symptoms and death more rapidly. Formerly, the mortality rate is still less than 100 percent, as yesterday the mortality rate was only 86 percent of the existing cases. But, this (2.3.2 gene type—Ed) can be higher than that. Even, it reaches 100 percent,” said the Head of Bali Health Agency, I Ketut Suarjaya. Bird flu virus of 2.3.2 gene type has been detected to attack poultry in Buleleng, Klungkung and Tabanan. The spread also serves as a kind of warning that similar risks may also occur in humans. “The bird flu is zoonotic disease that can transmit from animals to humans,” explained Suarjaya. For the treatment, his party still relied on Tamiflu although the new variant virus had emerged. The Tamiflu stock had now reached 10,000. Possibly, it could be added if many Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cases were found in the future. “The only existing drug is Tamiflu. When given as early as possible, before reaching the end of symptoms such as shortness of breath

or severe pneumonia, the drug is still effective. Therefore, as soon as there are people with ILI symptoms and positively have contact with dead poultry, immediate administration of Tamiflu will be helpful,” he said. Bird flu virus attacked the lungs to cause inflammation or pneumonia with symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath tending to be more and more severe. If it had led to severe pneumonia, the handling would be more difficult. According to Suarjaya, all hospitals in Bali had mastered the management of handling bird flu patients. However, not all hospitals had isolation room for the treatment so that it was not contagious to other patients. Currently, only 4 hospitals were recorded to have such a room, namely Sanglah Hospital, Tabanan Hospital, Sanjiwani Hospital in Gianyar and Singaraja Hospital. On the other hand, the Health Agency also took anticipative, preventive and promotional measures. Among others, it improved the disease surveillance in the counties where the poultry deaths were found such as in Tabanan, Buleleng, Klungkung and Jembrana. Besides, people were also asked to keep the environment clean and healthy. “The virus likes damp places such as moist soils. If there are dead

poultry, please spray with disinfectant. Do not be accustomed to store dirty eggs in refrigerator as it will facilitate the spread of virus,” said Suarjaya. Bird flu has plagued Bali since 2007. Older generation of the H5N1 virus has claimed at least six casualties. In 2007, respectively one patient was found to be positive to bird flu in Tabanan and Jembrana, while in 2011 three deaths were recorded in Bangli and in 2012 a positive victim was recorded in Denpasar. In the meantime, at this time no victims were found in humans caused by the H5N1 virus belonging to the new gene type. The spread of bird flu viruses, including the H5N1 of 2.3.2 variant was believed to be the result of the illegal entry of poultry from outside Bali. “At first, it may come from outside Bali illegally, as found in some areas alleged to bring in ducks from Java, while the second possibility is due to wild birds,” said the Head of Bali Livestock Agency, I Putu Sumantra. According to Sumantra, the H5N1 of 2.3.2 gene type was found in ducks so that his party was forced to eliminate about 1,500 ducks proved to be positive to bird flu. The eliminated ducks would later be reimbursed by county government. (rin)


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International Officers are inspecting a duck to detect any bird flu. After hundreds of ducks were found dead as being positive to bird flu at Lepang hamlet, Takmung village, Banjarangkan, breeders began to feel restless because the decline in the sale of their ducks.

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ROME - Silvio Berlusconi withdrew as candidate for Italy’s premiership on Monday as the price of a pact with the devolutionist Northern League that could prevent the formation of a stable government after next month’s election. Berlusconi has been striving for weeks to seal the deal with his estranged former allies to strengthen the center-right bloc, under a strategy to stymie the center-left government that is expected to emerge from the election on February 24-25. Italian radio station RTL, Berlusconi had left the issue of the premiership in a future center-right government open. He said he would prefer to be the economy minister and that most likely Angelino Alfano, secretary of his People of Freedom (PDL) party, would be the prime ministerial candidate. Berlusconi wanted the alliance with the League to increase his chance of winning enough seats in the upper house, or Senate, to make it hard for the next government to pass laws. Berlusconi said he would remain head of the PDL and the coalition.

“It will be the head of the coalition who would indicate who will be the prime ministerial candidate if we win,” said Berlusconi, who had previously insisted he himself would be the candidate. Maroni said he liked Alfano but the League’s own candidate for premier would be Giulio Tremonti, who was economy minister in Berlusconi’s last government. The center left, led by Pier Luigi Bersani, has been ahead in opinion polls for months. The latest survey, published on Sunday, suggested it would win between 38 and 39 percent. A PDL-League alliance could pull

Worried to be infected by bird flu

After hundreds of ducks were found dead as being positive to bird flu at Lepang hamlet, Takmung village, Banjarangkan, breeders began to feel restless and sigh. It was kindled by the decline in the sale of their ducks. Indeed, many residents or collectors cancelled to buy ducks at Lepang hamlet because they worried to be affected by bird flu. One of the breeders at Lepang hamlet, Pan Sedana, said on Monday (Jan 7) that of thousands of ducks he had, now only remained about 250 heads. He admitted the death of his poultry had occurred

almost every day since 16 days ago. Since then, the sale of his ducks began to drop. Collectors usually purchasing his ducks no longer came to his ranch whereas the 42-day-old ducks were the

most in demand among the collectors and the profit was large enough for farmers like him. He could earn as much as IDR 17,000 per head. Since many ducks died, he

Huge tree fell at Berina Turning Point

Two motorcycle drivers severely wounded Amlapura (Bali Post) -

A huge tree fell on the Amlapura-Singaraja route specifically on the Berina turning point, Tista Village, Karangasem, last Monday (7/1) morning around 8.20 am local time caused two motorcycle drivers severely wounded. Head of Karagasem Police Public Relation, APC Made Wartama, stated Ketut Sadia (44) and his colleague on the passenger seat MadeSudarma (29) from Batan Nyuh Kelod, Karangasem, were workers of electricity network that was about to go to work at Dusun Lean, Bunutan Village, Abang. The two were

severely wounded and brought to Karangasem Hospital A&E. Sadia had its neck broken and unconscious as its motorcycle hit the 1 meter diameter tree while Sudarma had concussion as he vommited and had headache. Meanwhile the motorcycle has its front damaged and being secured at Perbekel Tista Office as stated by its village head, I Ketut Sengod. The collapse tree cause 1 hour traffic as police and locals cut the tree using a electric sasw. The tree damaged a road fence also landslides on the hill. Head of Abang Police APC Cok Arimbawa and Sengod,

has stated to have coordinated with Abang Sub district Leader Secretary in approaching the owner of the tree as there are at least 10 more of those sengon buton trees located on the side of the road and it is worried can collapse again . This will be done with coodination with forestry agency as well. The trees were also located on the edge of a gorge or hill with its soil condition sensitively had landslides during rainy season. Sengod stated the past few years there are around three sengon buton trees collapsed with last year a minibus public transport Amlapura-Singaraja route victimsed. (013)

claimed to suffer a great loss. To reduce the loss, Pan Sedana attempted to save the feed spending by herding his livestock in the surrounding paddy fields. Feed cost was also high, reaching around IDR 40,000 per day. In addition,

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Due to heavy rain the awlls of Pura Puseh, Batuagun Village, Jembrana, collapsed a while ago. It is ecpected that the landslide that have caused it that passed by Banjar Taman, Batuagung. The gorge around locals residency also almost caught by landslide due to the overflow of the river waters of Tukad Pluh. As seen last Monday (7/1) the soil holding the 10 meter walls were moving and according to a local, IB Ketut Tirta, before it collapsed the gorge on the east of the Pura also had landslides due to being eroded by the overloaded river waters caused by the never ending heavy rain. Besides collapsing the walls, a shrine also went diagonal also to the walls that did not collapse. It seemed the 30 meters walls won’t stay up long as cracks existed. The incident have been reported to the Head of Village and to secure the walls, bamboos have been placed. head of Village, Ida Bagus Mantra, confirmed the incident and have coordinated with the village officials to talk about it. The report has been forwarded to the Regency Government as well. it is expected the walls collapsed will be fixed through donation from locals while its river support will be aided by the Regency Public Works Agency. The locals have placed woods and bamboos to secure it while a ceremony will also take place at the Pura Dalem. (kmb26)

in about 28 percent of the vote, with a centrist alliance under outgoing premier Mario Monti on 14-15 percent, the poll indicated. Bersani said the deal between Berlusconi and the League was fully expected but was also “disturbing,”

considering the damage that he said the alliance between the two parties had done to Italy over the last decade. Under Italy’s much-criticized electoral law, Bersani is expected to win a comfortable majority in the lower house.

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to maintain the stamina of his livestock, he provided them with vitamin every day and sprayed disinfectant regularly. By that way, he hoped the remaining ducks would not be affected by bird flu and could survive. (kmb31)

Puseh Batuagung Temple walls collapsed

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he arrives at Milan train station December 29, 2012.

Japan to revise defense policy by end 2013: paper

Sale of duck drops

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Berlusconi withdraws as candidate to win electoral pact The League had previously refused a pact because of rank-and-file opposition to the scandal-plagued Berlusconi being candidate for prime minister. The media magnate was driven from office a year ago at the height of Italy’s economic crisis after he was charged with having sex with an under-age prostitute. League leader Roberto Maroni confirmed the coalition pact, telling a news conference it “says explicitly that the candidate for prime minister will not be Silvio Berlusconi”. “Silvio Berlusconi accepted the request not to stand as prime minister,” he said. Earlier, in an interview on the

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A charred vehicle sits near the remains of a destroyed home following a wildfire near Dunalley, east of the Tasmanian capital of Hobart, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia amid searing heat

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SYDNEY — Firefighters battled scores of wildfires raging across southeast Australia on Tuesday with officials evacuating national parks and warning that blistering temperatures and high winds had led to “catastrophic” fire conditions in some areas. Thousands of firefighters were on standby across the nation’s most populous state of New South Wales, where fire authorities said wildfire conditions were at catastrophic threat levels — the most severe rating available — in parts of the state. All state forests and national parks were closed as a precau-

tion and total fire bans were in place with temperatures expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in some areas. “We are shaping up for one of the worst fire danger days on record,” New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. “You don’t get conditions worse than this. We are at the catastrophic level and clearly in those areas leaving early is your safest option.” No deaths had been reported, although officials in Tasmania were still trying to find around 100 residents who have been missing since a fire tore through the small town of

Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, last week, destroying around 90 homes. On Tuesday, police said no bodies were found during preliminary checks of the ruined houses. Wildfires have razed 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of forests and farmland across southern Tasmania since Friday. More than 100 fires were blazing across New South Wales on Tuesday, though only a handful of homes were under threat as of early afternoon. Officials were bracing for winds up to 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour) later in the day that could fan the flames in unpredictable directions.

TOKYO - Japan will revise its defense policy and weapons purchase plan by December, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new government grapples with heightened tensions with neighbors China and North and South Korea. Japan’s current defense policy, compiled two years ago under a Democratic Party government, calls for cuts in the defense budget and army headcount, but hawkish Abe wants to boost defense spending and personnel. Abe, 58, led his Liberal Democratic Party to a landslide victory in the December 16 election partly on a nationalist platform, saying he wants to loosen the limit of Japan’s 1947 pacifist constitution on the military. Japan’s defense budget fell for the 10th straight year to 4.65 trillion yen ($53 billion) in the fiscal year ending in March, reflecting the constraints of the nation’s huge public debt, which is the worst among major economies at twice the size of its annual economic output. The Yomiuri said government will shelve the current National Defense Programme Guideline, which lays out defense policy for the next 10 years, and the defense gear shopping list for the next five years, while compiling new ones by December. It also said the government plans to boost Japan’s defense budget by more than 100 billion yen for the year starting in April, the first rise in 11 years, to fund fuel and repair costs for patrol planes and research on radar technology. Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply since the Japanese government bought disputed East China Sea islets from a private Japanese owner last September, triggering violent protests across China. Japan’s Defense Ministry has scrambled F-15 fighter jets several times in recent weeks to intercept Chinese marine surveillance planes approaching the disputed islands near Taiwan. The islands are known as Senkaku in Japanese and the Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan’s relations with South Korea frayed badly last August after outgoing President Lee Myung-bak visited a disputed set of islands known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea. While North Korea’s long-range rocket launch last December has again raised tensions in the region.


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Disney looks for cost savings, ponders layoffs

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People pass a Bank of America brach, in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Bank of America will pay $10.3 billion to the government mortgage agency Fannie Mae to settle claims resulting from mortgage-backed investments that soured during the housing crash.

US banks try to clean up remaining mortgage mess

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WASHINGTON — U.S. banks have taken another step to clear away the wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis by agreeing to pay $8.5 billion to settle charges that they wrongfully foreclosed on millions of homeowners. The deal announced Monday could compensate hundreds of thousands of Americans whose homes were seized because of abuses such as “robo-signing,” when banks automatically signed off on foreclosures without properly reviewing documents. The agreement will also help eliminate huge potential liabilities for the banks. But consumer advocates complained that regulators settled for too low a price by letting banks avoid full responsibility for foreclosures that victimized families and fueled an exodus from neighborhoods across the country. The settlement ends an independent review of loan files required under a 2011 action by regulators. Bruce Marks, CEO of the advocacy group Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, noted that ending the review will cut short investigations into the banks’ practices. “The question of who’s to blame — the homeowners or the lenders — if you stop this investigation now, that will always be an openended question,” Marks said. The banks, which include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, will pay about $3.3 billion to homeowners to end the review of foreclosures. The rest of the money — $5.2 billion —

will be used to reduce mortgage bills and forgive outstanding principal on home sales that generated less than borrowers owed on their mortgages. A total of 3.8 million people are eligible for payments under the deal announced by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve. Those payments could range from a few hundred dollars to up to $125,000. Homeowners who were wrongly denied a loan modification will be entitled to relatively small payments. By contrast, people whose homes were unfairly seized and sold would be eligible for the biggest payments. Banks and consumer advocates had complained that the loan-by-loan reviews required under the 2011 order were timeconsuming and costly and didn’t reach many homeowners. Banks were paying large sums to consultants to review the files. Some questioned the independence of those consultants, who often ruled against homeowners. The deal “represents a significant change in direction” that ensures “consumers are the ones who will benefit, and that they will benefit more quickly and in a more direct

manner,” Thomas Curry, the comptroller of the currency, said in a statement. But Charles Wanless, a homeowner in the Florida Panhandle, is among those who question that promise. Wanless, who is fighting foreclosure proceedings with Bank of America, says he doubts the money will benefit many who lost homes. Diane Thompson, a lawyer with the National Consumer Law Center, complained that the deal won’t actually compensate homeowners for the actual harm they suffered. The deal “caps (banks’) liability at a total number that’s less than they thought they were going to pay going in,” she said. The companies involved in the settlement announced Monday also include Citigroup, MetLife Bank, PNC Financial Services, Sovereign, SunTrust, U.S. Bank and Aurora. The 2011 action also included GMAC Mortgage, HSBC Finance Corp. and EMC Mortgage Corp. Regulators announced the deal on the same day that Bank of America agreed to pay $11.6 billion to government-backed mortgage financier Fannie Mae to settle claims related to mortgages that soured during the housing crash.

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Route expansion of Trans Sarbagita hindered by budget Bali Post

Reuters LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Co started an internal cost-cutting review several weeks ago that may include layoffs at its studio and other units, three people with knowledge of the effort told Reuters, in an early sign that big companies may not be finished tightening their belts. Disney, whose empire spans TV, film, merchandise and theme parks, is exploring cutbacks in jobs it no longer needs because of improvements in technology, one of the people said. It is also looking at redundant operations that could be eliminated following a string of major acquisitions over the past few years, said the person. The people did not want to be identified because Disney has not disclosed the internal review. After years of repeated and sometimes severe cost cutting in the wake of the financial crisis, by last summer it looked as though Corporate America had trimmed all the fat and was back on the path of profits through operating growth. But news Disney is weighing cuts - on the heels of Eli Lilly and Co’s warning last week that cost controls would drive earnings this year - could herald yet another wave of retrenchment. Disney executives warned in November that the rising cost of sports rights and moribund home video sales would dampen growth. “We are constantly looking at eliminating redundancies and creating greater efficiencies, especially with the rapid rise in new technology,” said Disney spokeswoman Zenia Mucha. In terms of profit margin, Disney’s studio is the least profitable of the entertainment conglomerate’s four major product divisions. The studio had a profit margin of 12.3 percent in 2012. Its fifth division, the interactive unit that creates online games, lost $758 million over the last three years, according to the company’s financial filings. The unit lost $216 million last year. Disney could trim jobs at both the studio and interactive divisions as well as its music arm, said Tony Wible, an analyst with Janney Montgomery Scott, who has a neutral rating on the company’s stock. The media company is in what CEO Bob Iger calls a “transition year” after spending on projects such as the “Cars Land” expansion at the Disneyland Resort in California and a new cruise ship that launched last year. “We invested a lot of money in our theme parks and resorts business,” Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo told a media conference in December. “We want to execute against delivering the returns that we’ve been promising all of you for the years that we’ve been making those investments. We really want to hunker down on it.”

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Tourists flocked at Kuta Beach during holiday season. A member of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Nyoman Kandia, stated the tourism businesspeople should not sell the Bali tourism too cheaply. Bali as a world’s tourist destination had to leave the promotion in such a way that tended to have a negative impact.

Bali tourism must not be sold at low price Bali Post

DENPASAR — A member of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Nyoman Kandia, stated the tourism businesspeople should not sell the Bali tourism too cheaply. Bali as a world’s tourist destination had to leave the promotion in such a way that tended to have a negative impact. “Bali tourism has much uniqueness distinguishing it from the other tourist regions in the world. To that end, the tourism businesspeople may not sell tour packages in Bali too cheaply,” said Kandia. He said that travel agencies in Bali handling domestic market had been marketing packages in accordance with reasonable price. By all means, the tourism businesspeople handling the domestic market such as tour guides, including the partner of travel agencies (BPW) of domestic market in Bali, obtained a reasonable fee. “However, there are other markets, like Korean market, has not sold the package in a reasonable price. As consequence, it surely raises the provision of unfair fees to tour guide including the partner of Korean travel agency in Bali,” he said. According to him, the price setting for tour package belonged to

the realm of business. In the realm of business, it was entirely determined by the entrepreneur or tourism businesspeople. Although there was no intervention of government in the price determination of tour package, travel agencies in Bali should run their business based on ethics. “Business ethics should be enforced and the government equally did not agree if Bali is sold cheaply,” he said. He said the ASITA Bali had to summon the members that had been selling tour packages without complying with the ethical code of travel agency. Similarly, the ASITA had the authority to reprimand the ASITA members that had sold tour packages at low prices or beyond the normal prices. Meanwhile, the President of World Marketing, Herman Kertajaya, previously stated that tourism promotion should still run with reference to hu-

man spirit, not by way of discounts. “By offering discounts, the travelers coming will only consist of tourists that just want discount, not qualified tourists,” he said. Added, Bali relying on tourism sector still had a great chance to develop. However, the tourism development in Bali should not only be focused on Southern Bali. “Government and stakeholders should arrange in order the tourism development in Bali can spread evenly,” he said. He also argued the equity of tourism development could be achieved by leaving the old way promotion such as using a horizontal method through advertising campaigns that spent a lot of budgets. “This includes leaving the negative way in handling travelers in Bali like selling the guest handling at low price or implementing underpriced strategy,” he said. (kmb27)

DENPASAR - Due to lack of fund allocated in the main Regional Budget 2013 of Denpasar Municipality, the route expansion plan of Trans Sarbagita land transportation for Corridor I in Denpasar City, especially for feeder, was finally delayed. The Head of Denpasar Transportation Agency, I Gede Astika, when asked for his confirmation on Monday (Jan 7) said the operation of Trans Sarbagita in Denpasar for corridor I in the main Regional Budget 2013 was rationed at IDR 5 billion. According to Astika, such amount was insufficient for additional routes, especially the addition of feeder. If forced, it was feared to disrupt the operation of the four existing routes. “It cannot be realized now as the original plan due to restrictedness of budget. Hopefully, it could be implemented in the next amended regional budget. Later, we will propose again the budget,” he said. His party planned to expand the feeder of Trans Sarbagita in two regions, namely to West and North Denpasar, respectively with two routes. “In other words, we plan four additional routes in both regions. As a result, there will be a minimum of 56 units of additional feeders, as the existing number,” he said. According to the study by the Transportation Agency, it was the most ideal number in serving passengers. As calculation with the number of feeder, the travel time was at least 15 minutes. “If reducing the number of feeder, passengers will eventually waiting for longer. It will surely cause the travel time longer, namely reaching 20 to 30 minutes,” he said. Meanwhile, regarding the free service for school students planned to begin this year 2013, Astika admitted to still make coordination with the Mayor of Denpasar. “It’s our intention to further stimulate the students to use public transportation. However, we first have to coordinate it with Mr. Mayor,” he said. So far, he added, there were four major feeders prepared to pick up and drop off passengers to bus stop of Trans Sarbagita. The following were four major routes that had been served by feeders. Feeder 1 passed through the areas such as the Ngurah Rai Stadium – area of Jalan Tukad Balian - Puputan Margarana Renon - Jalan PB Sudirman - Jalan Dewi Sartika - Jalan Diponegoro – Jalan Hassanudin – Catur Muka Statue - Jalan Surapati – Jalan Kepundung - Jalan Patimura – and back to Ngurah Rai Stadium. Feeder 2 covered the Jalan Matahari Terbit – Jalan Danau Buyan – Jalan Tukad Balian – Jalan Tukad Yeh – Jalan Waturenggong - Sanglah - Simpang 6 – Jalan Pulau Kawe – Jalan Satelit. Then, Feeder 3 covered Sanglah - Simpang 6 – Jalan Pulau Kawe – Jalan Pulau Bungin - Pemogan - Simpang Benoa - Pesanggaran – in front of SMAN 5 Denpasar senior high school - Sidakarya - Jalan Diponegoro – Jalan Pulau Nias. Ultimately, Feeder 4 served the area of Jalan Hassanudin - SMAN 2 Denpasar senior high school - Jalan Waturenggong - Sidakarya - Jalan Diponegoro – Suci/Jalan Hassanudin Denpasar. (kmb27)

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Due to lack of fund allocated in the main Regional Budget 2013 of Denpasar Municipality, the route expansion plan of Trans Sarbagita land transportation for Corridor I in Denpasar City, especially for feeder, was finally delayed.


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The tanker Overseas Reymar travels in the San Francisco bay from Yerba Buena Island, Calif., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The empty oil tanker ship struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Monday, but there were no reports of leaking oil and the bridge remained open to traffic, officials said.

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SAN FRANCISCO — An empty oil tanker caused minor damage Monday when it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span, officials said. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar from the Marshall Islands rammed the tower about 11:20 a.m. as it headed out to sea, according to the Coast Guard and state transportation officials. The mishap did not affect traffic on the busy bridge — the main artery between San Francisco and Oakland. The parent company that owns the ship, OSG Ship Management Inc., said the accident occurred as the vessel hit an underwater portion of the massive bridge structure. The incident brought back memories of a major crash in 2007 that spilled 53,000 gallons of oil into the bay. Oil leaking from the Cosco Busan contaminated 26 miles of shoreline, killed more than 2,500 birds and delayed the start of the crab-fishing season.

The Overseas Reymar was not carrying oil as cargo on Monday, only fuel to power its engines, said Charlie Goodyear, a spokesman for the San Francisco Bar Pilots Association. Coast Guard authorities said no oil or hazardous materials were reported to have leaked into the water. Still, officials spread 4,000 feet of absorbent material on the water to be safe. No crew members on the ship were injured, and its hull appeared to suffer some scrapes and minor indentations but was not breached, Goodyear added. “There’s all kinds of speculation as to whether the ship had been pushed into the fender by a strong tide, rather than a head-on collision,” Goodyear said. “In comparing this to 2007, this appears to be a much

lesser impact.” The crew of the Overseas Reymar reported no loss of steering or propulsion, and initial investigations showed no water leaks from any of the ballast tanks, said Darrell Wilson, a spokesman for OSG. “The ship’s crew safely anchored the vessel and made all proper notifications to the authorities.” Wilson said. California Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jordan Scott said the superstructure of the bridge was fine. “There is some damage to the vessel, but nothing that poses a danger to anybody,” Scott said. “A fire boat is out there to make sure it stays that way, and it should.” The tower of the bridge appeared to be fine from a distance, added California Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Ney.

JOHANNESBURG — It’s a six-month expedition in almost constant darkness, in the coldest place on the planet, with no chance of rescue if things go wrong. British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes calls it one of the last remaining polar challenges: crossing Antarctica during the region’s winter. Against the backdrop of Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain, Fiennes, 68, and his five-member team left the South African port city on Monday aboard a South African polar vessel, the SA Agulhas, for what they have dubbed “The Coldest Journey.” After reaching the southernmost continent, the expedition will begin its journey via the South Pole on March 21, traversing nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) in a place, beautiful and forbidding, where temperatures often dip as low as minus 70 Celsius (minus 94 Fahrenheit). Or colder. Antarctica has recorded the lowest temperature anywhere on the planet — a shocking minus 89.2 Celsius (minus 128.56 Fahrenheit). The trip is particularly hazardous because no aircraft can travel inland in the winter due to the darkness and risk that fuel will freeze, meaning there is virtually no chance of a search and rescue operation if disaster strikes. Even Fiennes, who has spent a lifetime embracing peril, is circumspect. “I usually look forward to expeditions, but there is such a big degree of uncertainty with this one that looking forward to it is probably not the exact right word,” Fiennes said, according to the website of SABC, South Africa’s state broadcaster. “Some people will say it is irresponsible to go unless you know everything, in which case the Americans would never have gotten to the moon. If humans are going for something new, then unfortunately there are bound to be some gray areas,” Fiennes said.

APEC 2013... From page 1 He said that Bali government should be able to take a breakthrough so that the activities would not just be concentrated in Southern Badung and positive impact of the APEC Summit could be evenly enjoyed. Implementation of some events in the APEC Summit should be directed to Eastern or Northern Bali by featuring local genius of each region. Thus, all the participants could see the local genius spreading throughout Bali. “Then, it will depend on the initiative and determination of local leaders to prepare the destinations considered to be capable of displaying local genius,” he said. Chairman of Commission II of the Bali House, Tutik Kusuma Wardhani, said that local people should be able to seize the opportunities in the APEC Summit such as by being the event organizers (EOs). She said the event organizers for various events held in Bali so far were dominated by central government and people from outside Bali. “Bali government should make an effort to motivate and support in order the major events like the APEC Summit can be handled by local people because so far similar events are still dominated by central government and people from outside of Bali,” she said. She was optimistic if the local EOs could handle the event like the APEC as long as they got a chance of support and there was cooperation with local EOs. “Local EOs could merge and unite to get this opportunity so that it will not only be enjoyed by those from outside Bali. If they can come together, any desired conditions can certainly be met. So far, no one has moved them to unite so that they move partially and cannot make synergy,” she said while adding that Bali government should approach the central government in order that local people could be given a greater opportunity. (kmb27/kmb29)

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INDONESIA Indonesia foils terror plot on tourist spots Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Terror suspects killed or captured in raids last week were planning to launch attacks on tourism spots in Indonesia, national police said. An anti-terror police squad shot dead seven suspects and detained four others on Sulawesi and Sumbawa islands in central Indonesia last week. “An investigation revealed that tourism spots in the town of Bima (on Sumbawa) and Tana Toraja in south Sulawesi were targets,” said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar. Tana Toraja, whose population is mainly Christian, is one of Sulawesi’s most popular tourist destinations. “We’re lucky we managed to prevent the attacks from happening,” he said, adding that a Bima hotel, places of worship and police offices were also targets. Police have said the men were connected to a militant training camp and had been involved in killings of police in Sulawesi’s Poso district, a known hotbed of militant activity. In two raids on militant camps in Sumbawa on Saturday, police seized five pipe-bombs and materials to make explosive devices, such as nitrate urea

powder, scores of nails and batteries. They also shot dead five men from the group led by the country’s most-wanted terror suspect Santoso, who has allegedly trained young militants to launch attacks on security forces. Two suspects were shot dead at a university mosque Friday in southern Sulawesi. Police have strengthened security in Poso since late last year after two police officers investigating a camp were found with their throats slit. Several small bomb plots were subsequently foiled. Indonesia was rocked by a series of deadly terror attacks targeted at Westerners during the last decade. Most -- including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people -- were blamed on the Al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah. A crackdown on terrorism has weakened key militant groups and only lowimpact attacks have been carried out in recent years by networks targeting law enforcement officers.

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mayor. Jokowi admitted that when he was the mayor of Surakarta, he did not think of any reward which was not very important for him because people`s satisfaction was his primary concern. “I never do something with a hope to get an award. For me, people`s satisfaction is my primary concern. But I am grateful anyway for the award from the The City Mayors Foundation,” Jokowi said. The City Mayors Foundation was established in 2003 to promote good, open, and fair local governments around the world. Besides Jokowi, the world`s first best mayor award went to Bilbao Mayor Inaki Azkuna in Spain, and the second went to Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi in Australia.

Jokowi confirmed as world`s third best mayor

JAKARTA - Former Surakarta mayor and now Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, has been confirmed by The City Mayors Foundation as the world`s third best mayor, but Jokowi said the award was not something special for him. “Whatever the award is, I never think of it, because for me the most important thing is to work as best as I can for the people,” Jokowi said at Jakarta city hall on Tuesday. According to him, what he has been doing so far was to work as best as possible but it was the right of the people to value his performance. “I always try to render the people the best thing I can do because I am supposed to do so for them, and they have the right to value my performance,” said the former Surakarta

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An Acehnese woman straddles on a motorbike on a road in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government.

Aceh moves ahead on straddling ban Associated Press

LHOKSEUMAWE — Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed Islamic law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government. Aceh introduced a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in 2009, after it gained autonomy from the government in a 2005 peace deal to end a long-running separatist war there. The Aceh laws regulate women’s dress and public morality, require shops and other places to close at prayer time, and are enforced by a special unit. Punishments can include public caning. On Monday, authorities in northern Aceh distributed a notice to government offices and villages informing residents of the proposed law, which would apply to adolescent girls and women. It states that women are not allowed to straddle motorbikes unless it’s an “emergency,” and are not allowed to hold onto the driver.

Suaidi Yahya, mayor of the Aceh city of Lhokseumawe, said a ban was needed because the “curves of a woman’s body” are more visible when straddling a motorbike than when sitting sideways with legs dangling. “Muslim women are not allowed to show their curves, it’s against Islamic teachings,” he said, declining to give details of what the punishment would be for violators. Last week, Home Ministry officials told local media they would try to block the law because it was discriminatory. While rare in the West, riding sidesaddle on a motorbike is common in much of Southeast Asia, particularly for women wearing skirts. There appear to have been no studies on which is safer, straddling or riding sidesaddle, though many women say they feel more secure and comfortable straddling. Nurjanah Ismail, a lecturer on gender issues at the Ar Raniry Islamic Institute in Aceh’s capital, Banda Aceh, criticized the proposed law.

“There is no need to question this practice, let alone regulate it, because people do it for safety,” she said. “Women sitting in that way cannot be considered bad or in violation of Shariah. Islam is beautiful, so do not make it difficult.” It is unclear how popular the Shariah provisions are with locals in Aceh, which while devout by Indonesian standards is a far cry from parts of Pakistan or the Middle East. Enforcement of laws is patchy and mostly targets young men and women. Caning, when applied, typically is aimed at causing humiliation rather than pain. Since 2005, many other regions in Indonesia have issued Shariah-inspired bylaws that ban such things as alcohol or tight clothing, alarming rights activists and others who value the country’s secular heritage. The government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, which relies on the support of Muslim political parties, has not spoken out against the laws, much less challenge them.


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Celtics beat Knicks in first matchup of the season Associated Press Writer AP Photo/Rob Griffith

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland plays a forehand shot during her match with Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Sydney International Tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

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SYDNEY — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland extended her unbeaten start to the season to six matches with a 6-4, 6-3 win Tuesday over 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Sydney International. Radwanska, who won last week’s WTA tournament at Auckland, New Zealand, coped as best she could with the searing 40 degree Celsius (over 100 degrees F) temperatures at Olympic Park and secured an early break over the veteran Japanese player. “This is too hot to play tennis,” Radwanska said when asked whether matches should be put on hold at the Australian Open leadup event. “Even for players, for ball kids, for the people sitting out there, it’s just too hot.” Radwanska said she was trying not to alter her game in the conditions but admitted she had more of a battle against the heat than her opponent. “The first main thing is just to stay calm and trying to survive,” said the 2012 Wimbledon finalist, who admitted having experienced similar conditions at Melbourne Park during the Australian Open. The Sydney tournament has an Extreme Heat Policy but it only comes into effect at the discretion of the tournament referee. Tennis officials apply a complex formula factoring in heat, humidity and wind to determine when on-court conditions become too stressful for the players. In other matches, second-seeded Angelique Kerber, No. 3 Sara Errani of Italy and fourth-seeded Li Na of China advanced to the quarterfinals. Kerber beat Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-2, 7-5 and Errani defeated Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-1, 6-1. Li, who was pushed to two tough sets in beating American Christina McHale in the first round on Monday, dominated Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-1, 6-0. Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who had to qualify here, beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-2 while American qualifier Madison Keys defeated Zheng Jie of China 6-0, 6-4.

NEW YORK - Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals. Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who even without the suspended Rajon Rondo won their third straight and finally are playing like the team that has ruled the division for the last half-decade. The Knicks want that title now, but Carmelo Anthony and his teammates were reminded how tough the Celtics can make it. Anthony had 20 points but shot 6 of 26 while battling his temper, Garnett and foul trouble. J.R. Smith led the Knicks with 24 points. Rondo was suspended Monday for making contact with a referee in a game against Atlanta on Saturday and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation. Without the NBA’s assist leader, the Celtics relied on the

kind of defense that has been absent too often this season. They allowed 78 points per game in their last two wins, then held the Knicks to 40 in the second half Monday. Pierce, who was also in foul trouble in the tightly and sometimes inconsistently called game, put it away with a jumper with 45 seconds to go, blowing a kiss toward the crowd he loves to torment after putting the Celtics up by six. Anthony had averaged 34.4 points in his last 10 games and had a pair

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Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics shoots against Amar’e Stoudemire #1 of New York Knicks on January 7, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

of 40-point performances last week, but his jumper was off from the start Monday as the Knicks had their twogame winning streak snapped. Boston led by four when Anthony and Garnett became extra physical with each other on a Boston possession that ended with a turnover with 9:03 remaining. Anthony followed him all the way to midcourt as they jawed at each other following the play, leading to technical fouls on both players. The trash talk didn’t just stay on the court - or between players. Pierce tried to throw the ball in from the sideline shortly after, only to have Spike Lee standing and yelling in his ear the whole time. Jason Kidd’s 3-pointer tied it at 86, but Pierce dunked and Avery Bradley made a jumper for a four-point lead with 5:32 to play. The Knicks got it to one before Pierce’s jumper with 3 1/2 minutes to play, and the Knicks never got that close again. The Celtics have won the last five Atlantic Division titles, starting with their NBA championship season of 2007-08. But while coach Doc Rivers often says he never talks to the players about winning the division, Knicks coach Mike Woodson has made it a priority since becoming interim coach last March. They couldn’t catch Boston last season but had opened a 4 1/2game lead over Brooklyn and were seven games up on the third-place Celtics entering Monday’s play. ‘’Our goal is bigger and so are the Knicks’, I’m sure, but maybe that’s part of their goal and that’s their first step,’’ Rivers said of the division title. ‘’But our goal is always bigger than that.’’ They’ve only recently begun to play like that could attain it. Rondo had his second triple-double of the season Saturday to rally the Celtics to an 89-81 victory in Atlanta, but his actions during the game kept him from the arena Monday. Bradley, recently back from shoulder surgery, helped the Celtics overcome his absence.

Wach Admits to Doping for Klitschko Bout

The confession, issued during an interview with the Polish website, Gazeta Krakowska, comes amid rumors regarding the 6’ 7” fighter and possible use of a banned substance. The boxer, however, is asserting his innocence and claiming that he was given illegal performance enhancers by those involved in his training. Wach lost a one-sided unanimous decision against the long-reigning

Klitschko, but impressed fans and observers with the punishment he was able to absorb from the heavyhanded champ from the Ukraine. “Doping was poured into my system for a long time,” Wach told Gazeta Krakowska. “My suspicions fall on the coaches. I plan to conduct my own investigation, but won’t make the results public. In addition to the two of my coaches, a large

number of other specialists helped me to prepare for the bout. And I really don’t know what they’ve been doing exactly. “I can’t name those forbidden substances because I was forbidden from doing so. But, according to my information, the quantity of dope in my sample was minimal,” the fighter said. Wach will now await sanctions

from the Federation of German Professional Boxing, but has stated that he plans on continuing his career despite the controversy. The Wach admission closes out a 2012 full of rumor and controversy as boxing struggled to come to terms with the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and the relative uselessness of current efforts to keep the sport clean.

Over the course of the year, stars such as Andre Berto (nandrolone), Lamont Peterson (artificial testosterone), Antonio Tarver (drostanolone), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (marijuana), and Erik Morales (clenbuterol) dealt with positive test results for banned substances while several other fighters were targeted with accusations of varying degrees of credibility.


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Messi wins record 4th world’s best player award Associated Press Writer

ZURICH — Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award on Monday as an expected reward for his astonishing 91-goal year for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012. Aged just 25, Messi has now been voted the world’s best player for an unprecedented fourth straight year as the outstanding talent of his generation. Messi beat his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Spanish champion Real Madrid and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta, who starred as Spain won the 2012 European Championship. “To tell the truth, this is really unbelievable to get the fourth award. I am so nervous,” a typically low-key Messi said, in Spanish, though he wore a black tuxedo jacket with a white-spotted pattern in an unexpectedly flamboyant touch. Messi’s fourth award lifted him above threetime FIFA winners Zinedine Zidane of France and Brazil’s Ronaldo. The old Ballon d’Or trophy for players in Europe was won three times by France great Michel Platini, and Netherlands forwards Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten. Messi received 41.60 percent of the points in votes cast by national team coaches and captains plus invited journalists, who gave their top-three lists from an original slate of 23 players. Ronaldo got 23.68 percent and Iniesta 10.91 percent. Ronaldo scored the highest proportion of his points from media, while Messi scored best with coaches. “Whether I win or not it doesn’t matter, it’s a privilege to be here,” Ronaldo, the 2008 winner, said earlier when sharing a news conference platform with Messi. The two national team captains downplayed down their rivalry, though neither chose to vote for the other. Messi led a dominating night for Spanish teams and the United States women’s Olympic champions at FIFA’s annual celebration of world football. Vicente del Bosque won the coaching award for guiding Spain to its third straight major tournament victory at Euro 2012.

Abby Wambach, who scored five goals at the London Games, was named the best women’s player. Teammate Alex Morgan was also nominated to become the first American winner since Mia Hamm got the 2002 award. Pia Sundhage, who also led the U.S. team to gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, won the coaching award for women’s football — then sang from the stage in her acceptance speech. Barcelona players have now won 10 times in the 22 years that FIFA has awarded a world’s-best prize. In 2010, the FIFA world player honor merged with the Ballon d’Or prize awarded to Europebased players since 1956 by ‘France Football’ magazine. Messi’s goal-scoring record shone in a relatively disappointing year by the high standards of the Catalan club which won just one trophy, the Spanish Cup, in 2012. Madrid, sparked by Ronaldo’s 46 league goals, took back the La Liga title and Barcelona went down to a shock defeat in the Champions League semifinals to eventual winner Chelsea. Still, Messi defied critics who believe his standards drop for Argentina by scoring 12 goals for the national team in 2012, including five at a goal-a-game rate in 2014 World Cup qualifiers to ensure it leads the South American qualifying group. Messi’s goals also helped give Barcelona, under new coach Tito Vilanova, a runaway lead in the Spanish league this season thanks to a record start of 17 wins and one draw. Wambach’s goals at the Olympics earned her the FIFA prize at the age of 32. She placed third last year. “Thank you for challenging me every day, Alex

especially,” Wambach said to her rivals on the three-player shortlist, Morgan and five time winner Marta of Brazil. Wambach got 20.67 percent of the voting points on a 10-player original slate. Marta scored 13.50 percent and Morgan tallied 10.87 percent.

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi holds the FIFA Men’s World Player of the Year award during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2013 held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerl a n d , M o n d ay, Jan. 7, 2013.

Conte cleared of match-fixing in Bari Associated Press Writer

BARI, Italy — Juventus coach Antonio Conte has reportedly been cleared of more match-fixing, this time stemming from when he coached Bari from 2008 to 2009. Bari prosecutors are wrapping up their inquiry and are in the process of notifying 20 people that they are under investigation — and Conte is not one of them, Italian media reported Tuesday. Inter Milan and former Bari defender Andrea Ranocchia was also reportedly cleared. Conte and Ranocchia could still be called in for questioning by the Italian football federation. Among those named as being under in-

vestigation are current Torino and former Bari goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet and Conte’s former assistant, Cristian Stellini. Nearly all of the others are also former Bari players. Conte was banned for four months at the start of this season for failing to report fixing when he coached Siena two seasons ago. He remains under investigation by prosecutors in Cremona. The Italian maintains he is innocent. Two of Bari’s Serie B matches were allegedly fixed — Bari-Treviso (0-1) on May 10, 2008; and Salernitana-Bari (3-2) on May 23, 2009. Conte coached Bari in the second half of the 2007-08 season and in 2008-09. He led Atalanta in the first half of 2009-10, then

guided Siena i n 2 0 1 0 - 11 , leading the Tuscan club in its promotion back to Serie A . H e jo in e d Juventus last season and led the club to the Serie A title, and Juve again tops the table this season. At least 50 people have been arrested in Italy for match-fixing since the middle of 2011, with scores more under investigation by prosecutors in Cremona, Bari and Napoli.

Everton beats Cheltenham to advance in FA Cup Associated Press Writer

CHELTENHAM, England — Everton cruised to a comfortable 5-1 victory over fourth-tier Cheltenham in the FA Cup third round on Monday. The Premier League club opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a close-range strike from Nikica Jelavic. Leighton Baines then converted a 21st minute penalty and Leon Osman slotted home four minutes after the re-start. Russell Penn pulled a goal back for the hosts but Seamus Coleman lobbed Everton’s fourth and Marouane Fellaini, who was involved in both Everton’s early goals,

turned victory into a rout in the 89th minute. Jelavic had reacted first after Fellaini’s angled shot hit the far post and the Belgium international also won the penalty tucked home by Baines. Everton will face the winners of a replay between Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round. AP Photo/Nick Potts/PA

Cheltenham Town’s Darren Carter, right, shoots under pressure from Everton’s Sylvain Distin during the English FA Cup Third Round soccer match at the Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham England Monday Jan. 7, 2013.

Berlusconi says Pato could return Associated Press Writer

North Korea’s Jong arrives in South for Suwon move Reuters

MILAN — Alexandre Pato could return to AC Milan in a year’s time. Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says that’s what the Brazil striker promised when he ended his injury-plagued stay with the Rossoneri last week and returned home to sign with Corinthians. Berlusconi told a local TV station late Monday that “the agreement is he goes there, stays a year, a year and a half, then returns to Milan. That’s what he said when he hugged me the last time we saw each other.” Pato is dating Berlusconi’s daughter, Barbara, who is a member of Milan’s management. Berlusconi added that would not sign troubled Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli, saying that “if you put a bad apple in the changing room it can infect everyone.” AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In this photo taken on Oct. 29, 2008 AC Milan Brazilian forward Pato controls the ball during a Serie A soccer match against Siena at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League’s Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South. Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight. The 28-year-old, who was born in Japan to a South Korean father and North Korean mother, told reporters at Incheon Airport on Tuesday that he had come to win titles but also wanted to promote sporting relations between North and South. The two Koreas remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended with a truce, not a treaty, and tensions have risen to the highest level in decades after the North bombed a Southern island in 2010, killing two civilians and two soldiers. The sinking of a South Korean navy ship earlier that year was blamed on the North but Pyongyang has denied it and accused Seoul of waging a smear campaign against its leadership. Yonhap News agency reported Jong arrived on a single-entry South Korean passport though the player downplayed its significance. “While I am playing here, I will be (South Korean),” Jong said. “But it doesn’t really mean much because Korea is one anyway. “Playing in South Korea means as much to me as representing North Korea internationally. While I am here, I’d be pleased to serve as an ambassador for (exchange between) the South and the North.” Jong becomes the fourth North Korean to play in the South and follows former national team mate An Yong-hak to Suwon.

Sporting Lisbon fires Belgian coach after 2 months

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LISBON, Portugal — Belgian coach Frank Vercauteren has left Sporting Lisbon after the team won only two games in two months. The Portuguese club said in a statement late Monday that squad manager Jesualdo Ferreira will take over the coaching duties.

Under Vercauteren, a former Belgium and Anderlecht coach, Sporting recorded two wins, five losses and four draws in 11 matches. He took charge in November and was the club’s second coach this season. Sporting is 12th in the 16-club Portuguese league and was knocked out of the Europa League. The team hasn’t won the Portuguese title since the 2001-02 season.


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Messi wins record 4th world’s best player award Associated Press Writer

ZURICH — Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award on Monday as an expected reward for his astonishing 91-goal year for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012. Aged just 25, Messi has now been voted the world’s best player for an unprecedented fourth straight year as the outstanding talent of his generation. Messi beat his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Spanish champion Real Madrid and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta, who starred as Spain won the 2012 European Championship. “To tell the truth, this is really unbelievable to get the fourth award. I am so nervous,” a typically low-key Messi said, in Spanish, though he wore a black tuxedo jacket with a white-spotted pattern in an unexpectedly flamboyant touch. Messi’s fourth award lifted him above threetime FIFA winners Zinedine Zidane of France and Brazil’s Ronaldo. The old Ballon d’Or trophy for players in Europe was won three times by France great Michel Platini, and Netherlands forwards Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten. Messi received 41.60 percent of the points in votes cast by national team coaches and captains plus invited journalists, who gave their top-three lists from an original slate of 23 players. Ronaldo got 23.68 percent and Iniesta 10.91 percent. Ronaldo scored the highest proportion of his points from media, while Messi scored best with coaches. “Whether I win or not it doesn’t matter, it’s a privilege to be here,” Ronaldo, the 2008 winner, said earlier when sharing a news conference platform with Messi. The two national team captains downplayed down their rivalry, though neither chose to vote for the other. Messi led a dominating night for Spanish teams and the United States women’s Olympic champions at FIFA’s annual celebration of world football. Vicente del Bosque won the coaching award for guiding Spain to its third straight major tournament victory at Euro 2012.

Abby Wambach, who scored five goals at the London Games, was named the best women’s player. Teammate Alex Morgan was also nominated to become the first American winner since Mia Hamm got the 2002 award. Pia Sundhage, who also led the U.S. team to gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, won the coaching award for women’s football — then sang from the stage in her acceptance speech. Barcelona players have now won 10 times in the 22 years that FIFA has awarded a world’s-best prize. In 2010, the FIFA world player honor merged with the Ballon d’Or prize awarded to Europebased players since 1956 by ‘France Football’ magazine. Messi’s goal-scoring record shone in a relatively disappointing year by the high standards of the Catalan club which won just one trophy, the Spanish Cup, in 2012. Madrid, sparked by Ronaldo’s 46 league goals, took back the La Liga title and Barcelona went down to a shock defeat in the Champions League semifinals to eventual winner Chelsea. Still, Messi defied critics who believe his standards drop for Argentina by scoring 12 goals for the national team in 2012, including five at a goal-a-game rate in 2014 World Cup qualifiers to ensure it leads the South American qualifying group. Messi’s goals also helped give Barcelona, under new coach Tito Vilanova, a runaway lead in the Spanish league this season thanks to a record start of 17 wins and one draw. Wambach’s goals at the Olympics earned her the FIFA prize at the age of 32. She placed third last year. “Thank you for challenging me every day, Alex

especially,” Wambach said to her rivals on the three-player shortlist, Morgan and five time winner Marta of Brazil. Wambach got 20.67 percent of the voting points on a 10-player original slate. Marta scored 13.50 percent and Morgan tallied 10.87 percent.

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi holds the FIFA Men’s World Player of the Year award during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2013 held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerl a n d , M o n d ay, Jan. 7, 2013.

Conte cleared of match-fixing in Bari Associated Press Writer

BARI, Italy — Juventus coach Antonio Conte has reportedly been cleared of more match-fixing, this time stemming from when he coached Bari from 2008 to 2009. Bari prosecutors are wrapping up their inquiry and are in the process of notifying 20 people that they are under investigation — and Conte is not one of them, Italian media reported Tuesday. Inter Milan and former Bari defender Andrea Ranocchia was also reportedly cleared. Conte and Ranocchia could still be called in for questioning by the Italian football federation. Among those named as being under in-

vestigation are current Torino and former Bari goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet and Conte’s former assistant, Cristian Stellini. Nearly all of the others are also former Bari players. Conte was banned for four months at the start of this season for failing to report fixing when he coached Siena two seasons ago. He remains under investigation by prosecutors in Cremona. The Italian maintains he is innocent. Two of Bari’s Serie B matches were allegedly fixed — Bari-Treviso (0-1) on May 10, 2008; and Salernitana-Bari (3-2) on May 23, 2009. Conte coached Bari in the second half of the 2007-08 season and in 2008-09. He led Atalanta in the first half of 2009-10, then

guided Siena i n 2 0 1 0 - 11 , leading the Tuscan club in its promotion back to Serie A . H e jo in e d Juventus last season and led the club to the Serie A title, and Juve again tops the table this season. At least 50 people have been arrested in Italy for match-fixing since the middle of 2011, with scores more under investigation by prosecutors in Cremona, Bari and Napoli.

Everton beats Cheltenham to advance in FA Cup Associated Press Writer

CHELTENHAM, England — Everton cruised to a comfortable 5-1 victory over fourth-tier Cheltenham in the FA Cup third round on Monday. The Premier League club opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a close-range strike from Nikica Jelavic. Leighton Baines then converted a 21st minute penalty and Leon Osman slotted home four minutes after the re-start. Russell Penn pulled a goal back for the hosts but Seamus Coleman lobbed Everton’s fourth and Marouane Fellaini, who was involved in both Everton’s early goals,

turned victory into a rout in the 89th minute. Jelavic had reacted first after Fellaini’s angled shot hit the far post and the Belgium international also won the penalty tucked home by Baines. Everton will face the winners of a replay between Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round. AP Photo/Nick Potts/PA

Cheltenham Town’s Darren Carter, right, shoots under pressure from Everton’s Sylvain Distin during the English FA Cup Third Round soccer match at the Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham England Monday Jan. 7, 2013.

Berlusconi says Pato could return Associated Press Writer

North Korea’s Jong arrives in South for Suwon move Reuters

MILAN — Alexandre Pato could return to AC Milan in a year’s time. Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says that’s what the Brazil striker promised when he ended his injury-plagued stay with the Rossoneri last week and returned home to sign with Corinthians. Berlusconi told a local TV station late Monday that “the agreement is he goes there, stays a year, a year and a half, then returns to Milan. That’s what he said when he hugged me the last time we saw each other.” Pato is dating Berlusconi’s daughter, Barbara, who is a member of Milan’s management. Berlusconi added that would not sign troubled Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli, saying that “if you put a bad apple in the changing room it can infect everyone.” AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In this photo taken on Oct. 29, 2008 AC Milan Brazilian forward Pato controls the ball during a Serie A soccer match against Siena at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League’s Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South. Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight. The 28-year-old, who was born in Japan to a South Korean father and North Korean mother, told reporters at Incheon Airport on Tuesday that he had come to win titles but also wanted to promote sporting relations between North and South. The two Koreas remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended with a truce, not a treaty, and tensions have risen to the highest level in decades after the North bombed a Southern island in 2010, killing two civilians and two soldiers. The sinking of a South Korean navy ship earlier that year was blamed on the North but Pyongyang has denied it and accused Seoul of waging a smear campaign against its leadership. Yonhap News agency reported Jong arrived on a single-entry South Korean passport though the player downplayed its significance. “While I am playing here, I will be (South Korean),” Jong said. “But it doesn’t really mean much because Korea is one anyway. “Playing in South Korea means as much to me as representing North Korea internationally. While I am here, I’d be pleased to serve as an ambassador for (exchange between) the South and the North.” Jong becomes the fourth North Korean to play in the South and follows former national team mate An Yong-hak to Suwon.

Sporting Lisbon fires Belgian coach after 2 months

Associated Press Writer

LISBON, Portugal — Belgian coach Frank Vercauteren has left Sporting Lisbon after the team won only two games in two months. The Portuguese club said in a statement late Monday that squad manager Jesualdo Ferreira will take over the coaching duties.

Under Vercauteren, a former Belgium and Anderlecht coach, Sporting recorded two wins, five losses and four draws in 11 matches. He took charge in November and was the club’s second coach this season. Sporting is 12th in the 16-club Portuguese league and was knocked out of the Europa League. The team hasn’t won the Portuguese title since the 2001-02 season.


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Celtics beat Knicks in first matchup of the season Associated Press Writer AP Photo/Rob Griffith

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland plays a forehand shot during her match with Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Sydney International Tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

Top-seeded Radwanska wins 6th match in a row Associated Press Writer

Petitenget Temple IBP

Petitenget temple and beach is located at Banjar Batubelig, Kerobokan village kecamatan Kuta. To reach this object by motor vehicle

from Denpasar, travel westwards more or less 10 km then turn south, or to the north from Kuta following Raya Seminyak Street. Petitenget temple was built in the 15th century and it used to be a plot of extraor-

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at south port (now Uluwatu), a man from Kerobokan village came asking the priest for help. He wished to cultivate the plot of land without feeling fear. The priest suggested that the people build a

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temple dedicated to god ‘Labuhan Masceti’ and a single closed shrine (Pagedongan) for Bhuta Ijo as a place to safeguard the priest’s box (Peti). From that time on, the temple was named Petitenget Temple.

SYDNEY — Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland extended her unbeaten start to the season to six matches with a 6-4, 6-3 win Tuesday over 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Sydney International. Radwanska, who won last week’s WTA tournament at Auckland, New Zealand, coped as best she could with the searing 40 degree Celsius (over 100 degrees F) temperatures at Olympic Park and secured an early break over the veteran Japanese player. “This is too hot to play tennis,” Radwanska said when asked whether matches should be put on hold at the Australian Open leadup event. “Even for players, for ball kids, for the people sitting out there, it’s just too hot.” Radwanska said she was trying not to alter her game in the conditions but admitted she had more of a battle against the heat than her opponent. “The first main thing is just to stay calm and trying to survive,” said the 2012 Wimbledon finalist, who admitted having experienced similar conditions at Melbourne Park during the Australian Open. The Sydney tournament has an Extreme Heat Policy but it only comes into effect at the discretion of the tournament referee. Tennis officials apply a complex formula factoring in heat, humidity and wind to determine when on-court conditions become too stressful for the players. In other matches, second-seeded Angelique Kerber, No. 3 Sara Errani of Italy and fourth-seeded Li Na of China advanced to the quarterfinals. Kerber beat Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-2, 7-5 and Errani defeated Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-1, 6-1. Li, who was pushed to two tough sets in beating American Christina McHale in the first round on Monday, dominated Ayumi Morita of Japan 6-1, 6-0. Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, who had to qualify here, beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-2 while American qualifier Madison Keys defeated Zheng Jie of China 6-0, 6-4.

NEW YORK - Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals. Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who even without the suspended Rajon Rondo won their third straight and finally are playing like the team that has ruled the division for the last half-decade. The Knicks want that title now, but Carmelo Anthony and his teammates were reminded how tough the Celtics can make it. Anthony had 20 points but shot 6 of 26 while battling his temper, Garnett and foul trouble. J.R. Smith led the Knicks with 24 points. Rondo was suspended Monday for making contact with a referee in a game against Atlanta on Saturday and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation. Without the NBA’s assist leader, the Celtics relied on the

kind of defense that has been absent too often this season. They allowed 78 points per game in their last two wins, then held the Knicks to 40 in the second half Monday. Pierce, who was also in foul trouble in the tightly and sometimes inconsistently called game, put it away with a jumper with 45 seconds to go, blowing a kiss toward the crowd he loves to torment after putting the Celtics up by six. Anthony had averaged 34.4 points in his last 10 games and had a pair

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Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics shoots against Amar’e Stoudemire #1 of New York Knicks on January 7, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

of 40-point performances last week, but his jumper was off from the start Monday as the Knicks had their twogame winning streak snapped. Boston led by four when Anthony and Garnett became extra physical with each other on a Boston possession that ended with a turnover with 9:03 remaining. Anthony followed him all the way to midcourt as they jawed at each other following the play, leading to technical fouls on both players. The trash talk didn’t just stay on the court - or between players. Pierce tried to throw the ball in from the sideline shortly after, only to have Spike Lee standing and yelling in his ear the whole time. Jason Kidd’s 3-pointer tied it at 86, but Pierce dunked and Avery Bradley made a jumper for a four-point lead with 5:32 to play. The Knicks got it to one before Pierce’s jumper with 3 1/2 minutes to play, and the Knicks never got that close again. The Celtics have won the last five Atlantic Division titles, starting with their NBA championship season of 2007-08. But while coach Doc Rivers often says he never talks to the players about winning the division, Knicks coach Mike Woodson has made it a priority since becoming interim coach last March. They couldn’t catch Boston last season but had opened a 4 1/2game lead over Brooklyn and were seven games up on the third-place Celtics entering Monday’s play. ‘’Our goal is bigger and so are the Knicks’, I’m sure, but maybe that’s part of their goal and that’s their first step,’’ Rivers said of the division title. ‘’But our goal is always bigger than that.’’ They’ve only recently begun to play like that could attain it. Rondo had his second triple-double of the season Saturday to rally the Celtics to an 89-81 victory in Atlanta, but his actions during the game kept him from the arena Monday. Bradley, recently back from shoulder surgery, helped the Celtics overcome his absence.

Wach Admits to Doping for Klitschko Bout

The confession, issued during an interview with the Polish website, Gazeta Krakowska, comes amid rumors regarding the 6’ 7” fighter and possible use of a banned substance. The boxer, however, is asserting his innocence and claiming that he was given illegal performance enhancers by those involved in his training. Wach lost a one-sided unanimous decision against the long-reigning

Klitschko, but impressed fans and observers with the punishment he was able to absorb from the heavyhanded champ from the Ukraine. “Doping was poured into my system for a long time,” Wach told Gazeta Krakowska. “My suspicions fall on the coaches. I plan to conduct my own investigation, but won’t make the results public. In addition to the two of my coaches, a large

number of other specialists helped me to prepare for the bout. And I really don’t know what they’ve been doing exactly. “I can’t name those forbidden substances because I was forbidden from doing so. But, according to my information, the quantity of dope in my sample was minimal,” the fighter said. Wach will now await sanctions

from the Federation of German Professional Boxing, but has stated that he plans on continuing his career despite the controversy. The Wach admission closes out a 2012 full of rumor and controversy as boxing struggled to come to terms with the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and the relative uselessness of current efforts to keep the sport clean.

Over the course of the year, stars such as Andre Berto (nandrolone), Lamont Peterson (artificial testosterone), Antonio Tarver (drostanolone), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (marijuana), and Erik Morales (clenbuterol) dealt with positive test results for banned substances while several other fighters were targeted with accusations of varying degrees of credibility.


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The tanker Overseas Reymar travels in the San Francisco bay from Yerba Buena Island, Calif., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The empty oil tanker ship struck the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Monday, but there were no reports of leaking oil and the bridge remained open to traffic, officials said.

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SAN FRANCISCO — An empty oil tanker caused minor damage Monday when it struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span, officials said. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar from the Marshall Islands rammed the tower about 11:20 a.m. as it headed out to sea, according to the Coast Guard and state transportation officials. The mishap did not affect traffic on the busy bridge — the main artery between San Francisco and Oakland. The parent company that owns the ship, OSG Ship Management Inc., said the accident occurred as the vessel hit an underwater portion of the massive bridge structure. The incident brought back memories of a major crash in 2007 that spilled 53,000 gallons of oil into the bay. Oil leaking from the Cosco Busan contaminated 26 miles of shoreline, killed more than 2,500 birds and delayed the start of the crab-fishing season.

The Overseas Reymar was not carrying oil as cargo on Monday, only fuel to power its engines, said Charlie Goodyear, a spokesman for the San Francisco Bar Pilots Association. Coast Guard authorities said no oil or hazardous materials were reported to have leaked into the water. Still, officials spread 4,000 feet of absorbent material on the water to be safe. No crew members on the ship were injured, and its hull appeared to suffer some scrapes and minor indentations but was not breached, Goodyear added. “There’s all kinds of speculation as to whether the ship had been pushed into the fender by a strong tide, rather than a head-on collision,” Goodyear said. “In comparing this to 2007, this appears to be a much

lesser impact.” The crew of the Overseas Reymar reported no loss of steering or propulsion, and initial investigations showed no water leaks from any of the ballast tanks, said Darrell Wilson, a spokesman for OSG. “The ship’s crew safely anchored the vessel and made all proper notifications to the authorities.” Wilson said. California Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jordan Scott said the superstructure of the bridge was fine. “There is some damage to the vessel, but nothing that poses a danger to anybody,” Scott said. “A fire boat is out there to make sure it stays that way, and it should.” The tower of the bridge appeared to be fine from a distance, added California Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Ney.

JOHANNESBURG — It’s a six-month expedition in almost constant darkness, in the coldest place on the planet, with no chance of rescue if things go wrong. British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes calls it one of the last remaining polar challenges: crossing Antarctica during the region’s winter. Against the backdrop of Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain, Fiennes, 68, and his five-member team left the South African port city on Monday aboard a South African polar vessel, the SA Agulhas, for what they have dubbed “The Coldest Journey.” After reaching the southernmost continent, the expedition will begin its journey via the South Pole on March 21, traversing nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) in a place, beautiful and forbidding, where temperatures often dip as low as minus 70 Celsius (minus 94 Fahrenheit). Or colder. Antarctica has recorded the lowest temperature anywhere on the planet — a shocking minus 89.2 Celsius (minus 128.56 Fahrenheit). The trip is particularly hazardous because no aircraft can travel inland in the winter due to the darkness and risk that fuel will freeze, meaning there is virtually no chance of a search and rescue operation if disaster strikes. Even Fiennes, who has spent a lifetime embracing peril, is circumspect. “I usually look forward to expeditions, but there is such a big degree of uncertainty with this one that looking forward to it is probably not the exact right word,” Fiennes said, according to the website of SABC, South Africa’s state broadcaster. “Some people will say it is irresponsible to go unless you know everything, in which case the Americans would never have gotten to the moon. If humans are going for something new, then unfortunately there are bound to be some gray areas,” Fiennes said.

APEC 2013... From page 1 He said that Bali government should be able to take a breakthrough so that the activities would not just be concentrated in Southern Badung and positive impact of the APEC Summit could be evenly enjoyed. Implementation of some events in the APEC Summit should be directed to Eastern or Northern Bali by featuring local genius of each region. Thus, all the participants could see the local genius spreading throughout Bali. “Then, it will depend on the initiative and determination of local leaders to prepare the destinations considered to be capable of displaying local genius,” he said. Chairman of Commission II of the Bali House, Tutik Kusuma Wardhani, said that local people should be able to seize the opportunities in the APEC Summit such as by being the event organizers (EOs). She said the event organizers for various events held in Bali so far were dominated by central government and people from outside Bali. “Bali government should make an effort to motivate and support in order the major events like the APEC Summit can be handled by local people because so far similar events are still dominated by central government and people from outside of Bali,” she said. She was optimistic if the local EOs could handle the event like the APEC as long as they got a chance of support and there was cooperation with local EOs. “Local EOs could merge and unite to get this opportunity so that it will not only be enjoyed by those from outside Bali. If they can come together, any desired conditions can certainly be met. So far, no one has moved them to unite so that they move partially and cannot make synergy,” she said while adding that Bali government should approach the central government in order that local people could be given a greater opportunity. (kmb27/kmb29)

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INDONESIA Indonesia foils terror plot on tourist spots Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Terror suspects killed or captured in raids last week were planning to launch attacks on tourism spots in Indonesia, national police said. An anti-terror police squad shot dead seven suspects and detained four others on Sulawesi and Sumbawa islands in central Indonesia last week. “An investigation revealed that tourism spots in the town of Bima (on Sumbawa) and Tana Toraja in south Sulawesi were targets,” said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar. Tana Toraja, whose population is mainly Christian, is one of Sulawesi’s most popular tourist destinations. “We’re lucky we managed to prevent the attacks from happening,” he said, adding that a Bima hotel, places of worship and police offices were also targets. Police have said the men were connected to a militant training camp and had been involved in killings of police in Sulawesi’s Poso district, a known hotbed of militant activity. In two raids on militant camps in Sumbawa on Saturday, police seized five pipe-bombs and materials to make explosive devices, such as nitrate urea

powder, scores of nails and batteries. They also shot dead five men from the group led by the country’s most-wanted terror suspect Santoso, who has allegedly trained young militants to launch attacks on security forces. Two suspects were shot dead at a university mosque Friday in southern Sulawesi. Police have strengthened security in Poso since late last year after two police officers investigating a camp were found with their throats slit. Several small bomb plots were subsequently foiled. Indonesia was rocked by a series of deadly terror attacks targeted at Westerners during the last decade. Most -- including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people -- were blamed on the Al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah. A crackdown on terrorism has weakened key militant groups and only lowimpact attacks have been carried out in recent years by networks targeting law enforcement officers.

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mayor. Jokowi admitted that when he was the mayor of Surakarta, he did not think of any reward which was not very important for him because people`s satisfaction was his primary concern. “I never do something with a hope to get an award. For me, people`s satisfaction is my primary concern. But I am grateful anyway for the award from the The City Mayors Foundation,” Jokowi said. The City Mayors Foundation was established in 2003 to promote good, open, and fair local governments around the world. Besides Jokowi, the world`s first best mayor award went to Bilbao Mayor Inaki Azkuna in Spain, and the second went to Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi in Australia.

Jokowi confirmed as world`s third best mayor

JAKARTA - Former Surakarta mayor and now Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, has been confirmed by The City Mayors Foundation as the world`s third best mayor, but Jokowi said the award was not something special for him. “Whatever the award is, I never think of it, because for me the most important thing is to work as best as I can for the people,” Jokowi said at Jakarta city hall on Tuesday. According to him, what he has been doing so far was to work as best as possible but it was the right of the people to value his performance. “I always try to render the people the best thing I can do because I am supposed to do so for them, and they have the right to value my performance,” said the former Surakarta

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An Acehnese woman straddles on a motorbike on a road in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government.

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LHOKSEUMAWE — Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed Islamic law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government. Aceh introduced a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in 2009, after it gained autonomy from the government in a 2005 peace deal to end a long-running separatist war there. The Aceh laws regulate women’s dress and public morality, require shops and other places to close at prayer time, and are enforced by a special unit. Punishments can include public caning. On Monday, authorities in northern Aceh distributed a notice to government offices and villages informing residents of the proposed law, which would apply to adolescent girls and women. It states that women are not allowed to straddle motorbikes unless it’s an “emergency,” and are not allowed to hold onto the driver.

Suaidi Yahya, mayor of the Aceh city of Lhokseumawe, said a ban was needed because the “curves of a woman’s body” are more visible when straddling a motorbike than when sitting sideways with legs dangling. “Muslim women are not allowed to show their curves, it’s against Islamic teachings,” he said, declining to give details of what the punishment would be for violators. Last week, Home Ministry officials told local media they would try to block the law because it was discriminatory. While rare in the West, riding sidesaddle on a motorbike is common in much of Southeast Asia, particularly for women wearing skirts. There appear to have been no studies on which is safer, straddling or riding sidesaddle, though many women say they feel more secure and comfortable straddling. Nurjanah Ismail, a lecturer on gender issues at the Ar Raniry Islamic Institute in Aceh’s capital, Banda Aceh, criticized the proposed law.

“There is no need to question this practice, let alone regulate it, because people do it for safety,” she said. “Women sitting in that way cannot be considered bad or in violation of Shariah. Islam is beautiful, so do not make it difficult.” It is unclear how popular the Shariah provisions are with locals in Aceh, which while devout by Indonesian standards is a far cry from parts of Pakistan or the Middle East. Enforcement of laws is patchy and mostly targets young men and women. Caning, when applied, typically is aimed at causing humiliation rather than pain. Since 2005, many other regions in Indonesia have issued Shariah-inspired bylaws that ban such things as alcohol or tight clothing, alarming rights activists and others who value the country’s secular heritage. The government of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, which relies on the support of Muslim political parties, has not spoken out against the laws, much less challenge them.


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People pass a Bank of America brach, in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Bank of America will pay $10.3 billion to the government mortgage agency Fannie Mae to settle claims resulting from mortgage-backed investments that soured during the housing crash.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. banks have taken another step to clear away the wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis by agreeing to pay $8.5 billion to settle charges that they wrongfully foreclosed on millions of homeowners. The deal announced Monday could compensate hundreds of thousands of Americans whose homes were seized because of abuses such as “robo-signing,” when banks automatically signed off on foreclosures without properly reviewing documents. The agreement will also help eliminate huge potential liabilities for the banks. But consumer advocates complained that regulators settled for too low a price by letting banks avoid full responsibility for foreclosures that victimized families and fueled an exodus from neighborhoods across the country. The settlement ends an independent review of loan files required under a 2011 action by regulators. Bruce Marks, CEO of the advocacy group Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, noted that ending the review will cut short investigations into the banks’ practices. “The question of who’s to blame — the homeowners or the lenders — if you stop this investigation now, that will always be an openended question,” Marks said. The banks, which include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, will pay about $3.3 billion to homeowners to end the review of foreclosures. The rest of the money — $5.2 billion —

will be used to reduce mortgage bills and forgive outstanding principal on home sales that generated less than borrowers owed on their mortgages. A total of 3.8 million people are eligible for payments under the deal announced by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve. Those payments could range from a few hundred dollars to up to $125,000. Homeowners who were wrongly denied a loan modification will be entitled to relatively small payments. By contrast, people whose homes were unfairly seized and sold would be eligible for the biggest payments. Banks and consumer advocates had complained that the loan-by-loan reviews required under the 2011 order were timeconsuming and costly and didn’t reach many homeowners. Banks were paying large sums to consultants to review the files. Some questioned the independence of those consultants, who often ruled against homeowners. The deal “represents a significant change in direction” that ensures “consumers are the ones who will benefit, and that they will benefit more quickly and in a more direct

manner,” Thomas Curry, the comptroller of the currency, said in a statement. But Charles Wanless, a homeowner in the Florida Panhandle, is among those who question that promise. Wanless, who is fighting foreclosure proceedings with Bank of America, says he doubts the money will benefit many who lost homes. Diane Thompson, a lawyer with the National Consumer Law Center, complained that the deal won’t actually compensate homeowners for the actual harm they suffered. The deal “caps (banks’) liability at a total number that’s less than they thought they were going to pay going in,” she said. The companies involved in the settlement announced Monday also include Citigroup, MetLife Bank, PNC Financial Services, Sovereign, SunTrust, U.S. Bank and Aurora. The 2011 action also included GMAC Mortgage, HSBC Finance Corp. and EMC Mortgage Corp. Regulators announced the deal on the same day that Bank of America agreed to pay $11.6 billion to government-backed mortgage financier Fannie Mae to settle claims related to mortgages that soured during the housing crash.

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Reuters LOS ANGELES - Walt Disney Co started an internal cost-cutting review several weeks ago that may include layoffs at its studio and other units, three people with knowledge of the effort told Reuters, in an early sign that big companies may not be finished tightening their belts. Disney, whose empire spans TV, film, merchandise and theme parks, is exploring cutbacks in jobs it no longer needs because of improvements in technology, one of the people said. It is also looking at redundant operations that could be eliminated following a string of major acquisitions over the past few years, said the person. The people did not want to be identified because Disney has not disclosed the internal review. After years of repeated and sometimes severe cost cutting in the wake of the financial crisis, by last summer it looked as though Corporate America had trimmed all the fat and was back on the path of profits through operating growth. But news Disney is weighing cuts - on the heels of Eli Lilly and Co’s warning last week that cost controls would drive earnings this year - could herald yet another wave of retrenchment. Disney executives warned in November that the rising cost of sports rights and moribund home video sales would dampen growth. “We are constantly looking at eliminating redundancies and creating greater efficiencies, especially with the rapid rise in new technology,” said Disney spokeswoman Zenia Mucha. In terms of profit margin, Disney’s studio is the least profitable of the entertainment conglomerate’s four major product divisions. The studio had a profit margin of 12.3 percent in 2012. Its fifth division, the interactive unit that creates online games, lost $758 million over the last three years, according to the company’s financial filings. The unit lost $216 million last year. Disney could trim jobs at both the studio and interactive divisions as well as its music arm, said Tony Wible, an analyst with Janney Montgomery Scott, who has a neutral rating on the company’s stock. The media company is in what CEO Bob Iger calls a “transition year” after spending on projects such as the “Cars Land” expansion at the Disneyland Resort in California and a new cruise ship that launched last year. “We invested a lot of money in our theme parks and resorts business,” Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo told a media conference in December. “We want to execute against delivering the returns that we’ve been promising all of you for the years that we’ve been making those investments. We really want to hunker down on it.”

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Tourists flocked at Kuta Beach during holiday season. A member of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Nyoman Kandia, stated the tourism businesspeople should not sell the Bali tourism too cheaply. Bali as a world’s tourist destination had to leave the promotion in such a way that tended to have a negative impact.

Bali tourism must not be sold at low price Bali Post

DENPASAR — A member of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Nyoman Kandia, stated the tourism businesspeople should not sell the Bali tourism too cheaply. Bali as a world’s tourist destination had to leave the promotion in such a way that tended to have a negative impact. “Bali tourism has much uniqueness distinguishing it from the other tourist regions in the world. To that end, the tourism businesspeople may not sell tour packages in Bali too cheaply,” said Kandia. He said that travel agencies in Bali handling domestic market had been marketing packages in accordance with reasonable price. By all means, the tourism businesspeople handling the domestic market such as tour guides, including the partner of travel agencies (BPW) of domestic market in Bali, obtained a reasonable fee. “However, there are other markets, like Korean market, has not sold the package in a reasonable price. As consequence, it surely raises the provision of unfair fees to tour guide including the partner of Korean travel agency in Bali,” he said. According to him, the price setting for tour package belonged to

the realm of business. In the realm of business, it was entirely determined by the entrepreneur or tourism businesspeople. Although there was no intervention of government in the price determination of tour package, travel agencies in Bali should run their business based on ethics. “Business ethics should be enforced and the government equally did not agree if Bali is sold cheaply,” he said. He said the ASITA Bali had to summon the members that had been selling tour packages without complying with the ethical code of travel agency. Similarly, the ASITA had the authority to reprimand the ASITA members that had sold tour packages at low prices or beyond the normal prices. Meanwhile, the President of World Marketing, Herman Kertajaya, previously stated that tourism promotion should still run with reference to hu-

man spirit, not by way of discounts. “By offering discounts, the travelers coming will only consist of tourists that just want discount, not qualified tourists,” he said. Added, Bali relying on tourism sector still had a great chance to develop. However, the tourism development in Bali should not only be focused on Southern Bali. “Government and stakeholders should arrange in order the tourism development in Bali can spread evenly,” he said. He also argued the equity of tourism development could be achieved by leaving the old way promotion such as using a horizontal method through advertising campaigns that spent a lot of budgets. “This includes leaving the negative way in handling travelers in Bali like selling the guest handling at low price or implementing underpriced strategy,” he said. (kmb27)

DENPASAR - Due to lack of fund allocated in the main Regional Budget 2013 of Denpasar Municipality, the route expansion plan of Trans Sarbagita land transportation for Corridor I in Denpasar City, especially for feeder, was finally delayed. The Head of Denpasar Transportation Agency, I Gede Astika, when asked for his confirmation on Monday (Jan 7) said the operation of Trans Sarbagita in Denpasar for corridor I in the main Regional Budget 2013 was rationed at IDR 5 billion. According to Astika, such amount was insufficient for additional routes, especially the addition of feeder. If forced, it was feared to disrupt the operation of the four existing routes. “It cannot be realized now as the original plan due to restrictedness of budget. Hopefully, it could be implemented in the next amended regional budget. Later, we will propose again the budget,” he said. His party planned to expand the feeder of Trans Sarbagita in two regions, namely to West and North Denpasar, respectively with two routes. “In other words, we plan four additional routes in both regions. As a result, there will be a minimum of 56 units of additional feeders, as the existing number,” he said. According to the study by the Transportation Agency, it was the most ideal number in serving passengers. As calculation with the number of feeder, the travel time was at least 15 minutes. “If reducing the number of feeder, passengers will eventually waiting for longer. It will surely cause the travel time longer, namely reaching 20 to 30 minutes,” he said. Meanwhile, regarding the free service for school students planned to begin this year 2013, Astika admitted to still make coordination with the Mayor of Denpasar. “It’s our intention to further stimulate the students to use public transportation. However, we first have to coordinate it with Mr. Mayor,” he said. So far, he added, there were four major feeders prepared to pick up and drop off passengers to bus stop of Trans Sarbagita. The following were four major routes that had been served by feeders. Feeder 1 passed through the areas such as the Ngurah Rai Stadium – area of Jalan Tukad Balian - Puputan Margarana Renon - Jalan PB Sudirman - Jalan Dewi Sartika - Jalan Diponegoro – Jalan Hassanudin – Catur Muka Statue - Jalan Surapati – Jalan Kepundung - Jalan Patimura – and back to Ngurah Rai Stadium. Feeder 2 covered the Jalan Matahari Terbit – Jalan Danau Buyan – Jalan Tukad Balian – Jalan Tukad Yeh – Jalan Waturenggong - Sanglah - Simpang 6 – Jalan Pulau Kawe – Jalan Satelit. Then, Feeder 3 covered Sanglah - Simpang 6 – Jalan Pulau Kawe – Jalan Pulau Bungin - Pemogan - Simpang Benoa - Pesanggaran – in front of SMAN 5 Denpasar senior high school - Sidakarya - Jalan Diponegoro – Jalan Pulau Nias. Ultimately, Feeder 4 served the area of Jalan Hassanudin - SMAN 2 Denpasar senior high school - Jalan Waturenggong - Sidakarya - Jalan Diponegoro – Suci/Jalan Hassanudin Denpasar. (kmb27)

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Due to lack of fund allocated in the main Regional Budget 2013 of Denpasar Municipality, the route expansion plan of Trans Sarbagita land transportation for Corridor I in Denpasar City, especially for feeder, was finally delayed.


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International Officers are inspecting a duck to detect any bird flu. After hundreds of ducks were found dead as being positive to bird flu at Lepang hamlet, Takmung village, Banjarangkan, breeders began to feel restless because the decline in the sale of their ducks.

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ROME - Silvio Berlusconi withdrew as candidate for Italy’s premiership on Monday as the price of a pact with the devolutionist Northern League that could prevent the formation of a stable government after next month’s election. Berlusconi has been striving for weeks to seal the deal with his estranged former allies to strengthen the center-right bloc, under a strategy to stymie the center-left government that is expected to emerge from the election on February 24-25. Italian radio station RTL, Berlusconi had left the issue of the premiership in a future center-right government open. He said he would prefer to be the economy minister and that most likely Angelino Alfano, secretary of his People of Freedom (PDL) party, would be the prime ministerial candidate. Berlusconi wanted the alliance with the League to increase his chance of winning enough seats in the upper house, or Senate, to make it hard for the next government to pass laws. Berlusconi said he would remain head of the PDL and the coalition.

“It will be the head of the coalition who would indicate who will be the prime ministerial candidate if we win,” said Berlusconi, who had previously insisted he himself would be the candidate. Maroni said he liked Alfano but the League’s own candidate for premier would be Giulio Tremonti, who was economy minister in Berlusconi’s last government. The center left, led by Pier Luigi Bersani, has been ahead in opinion polls for months. The latest survey, published on Sunday, suggested it would win between 38 and 39 percent. A PDL-League alliance could pull

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After hundreds of ducks were found dead as being positive to bird flu at Lepang hamlet, Takmung village, Banjarangkan, breeders began to feel restless and sigh. It was kindled by the decline in the sale of their ducks. Indeed, many residents or collectors cancelled to buy ducks at Lepang hamlet because they worried to be affected by bird flu. One of the breeders at Lepang hamlet, Pan Sedana, said on Monday (Jan 7) that of thousands of ducks he had, now only remained about 250 heads. He admitted the death of his poultry had occurred

almost every day since 16 days ago. Since then, the sale of his ducks began to drop. Collectors usually purchasing his ducks no longer came to his ranch whereas the 42-day-old ducks were the

most in demand among the collectors and the profit was large enough for farmers like him. He could earn as much as IDR 17,000 per head. Since many ducks died, he

Huge tree fell at Berina Turning Point

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A huge tree fell on the Amlapura-Singaraja route specifically on the Berina turning point, Tista Village, Karangasem, last Monday (7/1) morning around 8.20 am local time caused two motorcycle drivers severely wounded. Head of Karagasem Police Public Relation, APC Made Wartama, stated Ketut Sadia (44) and his colleague on the passenger seat MadeSudarma (29) from Batan Nyuh Kelod, Karangasem, were workers of electricity network that was about to go to work at Dusun Lean, Bunutan Village, Abang. The two were

severely wounded and brought to Karangasem Hospital A&E. Sadia had its neck broken and unconscious as its motorcycle hit the 1 meter diameter tree while Sudarma had concussion as he vommited and had headache. Meanwhile the motorcycle has its front damaged and being secured at Perbekel Tista Office as stated by its village head, I Ketut Sengod. The collapse tree cause 1 hour traffic as police and locals cut the tree using a electric sasw. The tree damaged a road fence also landslides on the hill. Head of Abang Police APC Cok Arimbawa and Sengod,

has stated to have coordinated with Abang Sub district Leader Secretary in approaching the owner of the tree as there are at least 10 more of those sengon buton trees located on the side of the road and it is worried can collapse again . This will be done with coodination with forestry agency as well. The trees were also located on the edge of a gorge or hill with its soil condition sensitively had landslides during rainy season. Sengod stated the past few years there are around three sengon buton trees collapsed with last year a minibus public transport Amlapura-Singaraja route victimsed. (013)

claimed to suffer a great loss. To reduce the loss, Pan Sedana attempted to save the feed spending by herding his livestock in the surrounding paddy fields. Feed cost was also high, reaching around IDR 40,000 per day. In addition,

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Due to heavy rain the awlls of Pura Puseh, Batuagun Village, Jembrana, collapsed a while ago. It is ecpected that the landslide that have caused it that passed by Banjar Taman, Batuagung. The gorge around locals residency also almost caught by landslide due to the overflow of the river waters of Tukad Pluh. As seen last Monday (7/1) the soil holding the 10 meter walls were moving and according to a local, IB Ketut Tirta, before it collapsed the gorge on the east of the Pura also had landslides due to being eroded by the overloaded river waters caused by the never ending heavy rain. Besides collapsing the walls, a shrine also went diagonal also to the walls that did not collapse. It seemed the 30 meters walls won’t stay up long as cracks existed. The incident have been reported to the Head of Village and to secure the walls, bamboos have been placed. head of Village, Ida Bagus Mantra, confirmed the incident and have coordinated with the village officials to talk about it. The report has been forwarded to the Regency Government as well. it is expected the walls collapsed will be fixed through donation from locals while its river support will be aided by the Regency Public Works Agency. The locals have placed woods and bamboos to secure it while a ceremony will also take place at the Pura Dalem. (kmb26)

in about 28 percent of the vote, with a centrist alliance under outgoing premier Mario Monti on 14-15 percent, the poll indicated. Bersani said the deal between Berlusconi and the League was fully expected but was also “disturbing,”

considering the damage that he said the alliance between the two parties had done to Italy over the last decade. Under Italy’s much-criticized electoral law, Bersani is expected to win a comfortable majority in the lower house.

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to maintain the stamina of his livestock, he provided them with vitamin every day and sprayed disinfectant regularly. By that way, he hoped the remaining ducks would not be affected by bird flu and could survive. (kmb31)

Puseh Batuagung Temple walls collapsed

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he arrives at Milan train station December 29, 2012.

Japan to revise defense policy by end 2013: paper

Sale of duck drops

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Berlusconi withdraws as candidate to win electoral pact The League had previously refused a pact because of rank-and-file opposition to the scandal-plagued Berlusconi being candidate for prime minister. The media magnate was driven from office a year ago at the height of Italy’s economic crisis after he was charged with having sex with an under-age prostitute. League leader Roberto Maroni confirmed the coalition pact, telling a news conference it “says explicitly that the candidate for prime minister will not be Silvio Berlusconi”. “Silvio Berlusconi accepted the request not to stand as prime minister,” he said. Earlier, in an interview on the

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A charred vehicle sits near the remains of a destroyed home following a wildfire near Dunalley, east of the Tasmanian capital of Hobart, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

Wildfires rage across Australia amid searing heat

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SYDNEY — Firefighters battled scores of wildfires raging across southeast Australia on Tuesday with officials evacuating national parks and warning that blistering temperatures and high winds had led to “catastrophic” fire conditions in some areas. Thousands of firefighters were on standby across the nation’s most populous state of New South Wales, where fire authorities said wildfire conditions were at catastrophic threat levels — the most severe rating available — in parts of the state. All state forests and national parks were closed as a precau-

tion and total fire bans were in place with temperatures expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in some areas. “We are shaping up for one of the worst fire danger days on record,” New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. “You don’t get conditions worse than this. We are at the catastrophic level and clearly in those areas leaving early is your safest option.” No deaths had been reported, although officials in Tasmania were still trying to find around 100 residents who have been missing since a fire tore through the small town of

Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, last week, destroying around 90 homes. On Tuesday, police said no bodies were found during preliminary checks of the ruined houses. Wildfires have razed 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of forests and farmland across southern Tasmania since Friday. More than 100 fires were blazing across New South Wales on Tuesday, though only a handful of homes were under threat as of early afternoon. Officials were bracing for winds up to 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour) later in the day that could fan the flames in unpredictable directions.

TOKYO - Japan will revise its defense policy and weapons purchase plan by December, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new government grapples with heightened tensions with neighbors China and North and South Korea. Japan’s current defense policy, compiled two years ago under a Democratic Party government, calls for cuts in the defense budget and army headcount, but hawkish Abe wants to boost defense spending and personnel. Abe, 58, led his Liberal Democratic Party to a landslide victory in the December 16 election partly on a nationalist platform, saying he wants to loosen the limit of Japan’s 1947 pacifist constitution on the military. Japan’s defense budget fell for the 10th straight year to 4.65 trillion yen ($53 billion) in the fiscal year ending in March, reflecting the constraints of the nation’s huge public debt, which is the worst among major economies at twice the size of its annual economic output. The Yomiuri said government will shelve the current National Defense Programme Guideline, which lays out defense policy for the next 10 years, and the defense gear shopping list for the next five years, while compiling new ones by December. It also said the government plans to boost Japan’s defense budget by more than 100 billion yen for the year starting in April, the first rise in 11 years, to fund fuel and repair costs for patrol planes and research on radar technology. Sino-Japanese relations deteriorated sharply since the Japanese government bought disputed East China Sea islets from a private Japanese owner last September, triggering violent protests across China. Japan’s Defense Ministry has scrambled F-15 fighter jets several times in recent weeks to intercept Chinese marine surveillance planes approaching the disputed islands near Taiwan. The islands are known as Senkaku in Japanese and the Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan’s relations with South Korea frayed badly last August after outgoing President Lee Myung-bak visited a disputed set of islands known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea. While North Korea’s long-range rocket launch last December has again raised tensions in the region.


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the men’s lethargy was just lack of sleep or was also caused by other factors: the close quarters, lack of privacy with so many cameras or being away from their families for so long. It’s a problem that has to be fixed — and can be — before astronauts are sent to Mars, as President Barack Obama proposes for the mid-2030s, Dinges said. The trip to Mars, Earth’s closest neighbor, would take about six months each way. The world record for continuous time in space — 14 months — is held by Dr. Valery Polyakov, who was on the Russian space station Mir in 1994 and 1995. American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are scheduled to spend an entire year in space on the International Space Station, starting in 2015.

“The suspect was the last person who came out from the airplane and this became the early attention of our members. After performing a thorough examination, it turns out evidence hidden in his underwear,” said the head of the Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai International Airport, Made Wijaya, Tuesday. According to him, since Sargunan exit from Air Asia plane with the flight number AK 1364 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday (5/1) at about 9.30 PM, he has shown suspicious act. The officers then took the man who claimed to work in agricultural enterprises in the neighboring country to a special room for an interrogation.

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FILE This Nov. 4, 2011 file photo released by Moscow’s Institute for Medical and Biological Problems Russia, shows researcher Sukhrob Kamolov leaving a set of windowless modules after a grueling 520-day simulation of a flight to Mars.

Cuba to free doctors from onerous travel rules HAVANA — Cuba is eliminating longstanding restrictions on health care professionals’ overseas travel as part of a broader migration reform that takes effect next week, an island doctor told The Associated Press on Monday. Hospital directors learned of the new policy, which takes effect Jan. 14, in a Saturday meeting with Health Minister Roberto Morales and word of the change was relayed in hospital staff meetings, according to the doctor, who attended one of the subsequent gatherings. The minister’s directive: “A doctor will be treated like any other citizen starting now and can exit freely, as long as the destination country allows it” by issuing an entry visa, said the physician, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to foreign journalists. “Apparently it has been completely repealed,” he said. “No restrictions of any kind.” Another doctor confirmed

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DENPASAR - Officers of the Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai International Airport managed to foils attempts of smuggling heroin weighing 370 grams worth IDR 855,600,000 brought by a Malaysia citizen, Sargunan M Suppiah. The Heroin was hidden in the underwear that he wore.

WASHINGTON — Astronauts have a down-to-Earth problem that could be even worse on a long trip to Mars: They can’t get enough sleep. And over time, the lack of slumber can turn intrepid space travelers into drowsy couch potatoes, a new study shows. In a novel experiment, six volunteers were confined in a cramped mock spaceship in Moscow to simulate a 17-month voyage. It made most of the would-be spacemen lethargic, much like birds and bears heading into winter, gearing up for hibernation.

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The men went into a prolonged funk. Four had considerable trouble sleeping, with one having minor problems and the sixth mostly unaffected. Some had depression issues. Sometimes, a few of the men squirreled themselves away into the most private nooks they could find. They didn’t move much. They avoided crucial exercise. “This looks like something you see in birds in the winter,” said lead author David Dinges, a sleep expert at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The experiment was run and funded by Russian and European space agencies. A report on the simulation’s effect on the men was published online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dinges said scientists can’t tell if

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that she had been told of the new policy. For many years Cuban doctors have been limited in their ability to travel or had to undergo cumbersome bureaucratic procedures. They are routinely denied permission to travel or receive it only if they plan to leave for good and after a five-year process of being released from their duties. The restrictions were justified as necessary to prevent brain drain from a sector that is the pride of Cuba’s Communist leaders, and which lost thousands of skilled professionals in the 1960s as the country increasingly embraced socialism following the Cuban Revolution. Many more left during the economic crisis of the 1990s. Other individuals in strategic occupations such as scientists, military officers and athletes have also had a hard time getting permission to travel. In October, authorities announced the end of the widely detested exit visa known as the “white card,” which for decades was required of any Cuban seek-

ing to travel overseas. The reform also extended to two years the amount of time Cubans can stay abroad without losing their full rights as citizens. The United States offers special refugee status to Cuban doctors who defect from international missions in Venezuela and other countries — something the island government calls “theft” of talent. The new policy on health care workers applies to both those seeking to emigrate and those simply wanting to travel as tourists or to visit family overseas. The rules may not result in an immediate, massive exodus of medical workers to Miami. Most would not be able to travel there without a U.S. visa, although some who enjoy dual Spanish citizenship could get around that requirement. “They told us they did a study and found that a high percentage of doctors who go abroad (on missions or for conferences) return to the country, so they don’t have a reason to restrict medical personnel,” the doctor said.

Copying common in electronic medical records: study Reuters

Most doctors copy and paste old, potentially out-of-date information into patients’ electronic records, according to a U.S. study looking at a shortcut that some experts fear could lead to miscommunication and medical errors. “The electronic medical record was meant to make the process of documentation easier, but I think it’s perpetuated copying,” said lead author Daryl Thornton, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Electronic health records have been touted as having the potential to transform patient data from indecipherable scribbles into easy-to-read, searchable standardized documents that could be shared among hospital staffers and a patient’s various other health care providers. Many electronic record keeping systems allow text to be copied and pasted from previous notes and other documents, a shortcut that could help time-

crunched doctors but that could also cause mistakes to be passed along or medical records to become indecipherable, critics argue. To see how much information in patient records came from copying, Thornton’s team, in a study published in Critical Care Medicine, examined 2,068 electronic patient progress reports created by 62 residents and 11 attending physicians in the intensive care unit of a Cleveland, Ohio hospital. Progress notes are typically shared among doctors, nurses and other hospital staff and are meant to document the progression of a patient’s tests and treatments. Using plagiarism-detection software, the researchers analyzed five months’ worth of progress notes for 135 patients. They found that 82 percent of residents’ notes and 74 percent of attending physicians’ notes included 20 percent or more copied and pasted material from the patients’ records.

When the officer asked questioned, Sargunan who born on June 5, 1975 in Selangor, always gave different answers. “He originally claimed to be entrepreneurs on travel business and then he professes to be a taxi driver. It seem suspicious to us,” Wijaya said. In addition, officers also suspect suspicious activity because from his passport, during this last three months, he often travels Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar. “On the time he went twice to Jakarta, he admitted to not bring anything. But we hope the police can develop further from our investigation,” he said. (jay)

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Officers of the Customs and Excise Ngurah Rai International Airport managed to foils attempts of smuggling heroin weighing 370 grams worth IDR 855,600,000 brought by a Malaysia citizen, Sargunan M Suppiah. The Heroin was hidden in the underwear that he wore.

New variant of bird flu virus

Detected in three counties, more hazardous and deadly

Bird flu virus or H5N1 has now been detected to have a new variant belonging to 2.3.2 gene type. This new variant is predicted to occur due to gene

mutation and drug resistance. Communities are appealed to be more vigilant because the threat of H5N1 belonging to 2.3.2 gene type is much more hazardous

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A Livestock Agency staff disposed cages and other stuffs that contaminated with bird flu virus. Bird flu virus or H5N1 has now been detected to have a new variant belonging to 2.3.2 gene type. This new variant is predicted to occur due to gene mutation and drug resistance. Communities are appealed to be more vigilant because the threat of H5N1 belonging to 2.3.2 gene type is much more hazardous than the previous generation.

than the previous generation. -----------------------------NEW variant of the bird flu virus (H5N1) belonging to 2.3.2 gene type has been detected in three counties in Bali. “This new variant causes more severe clinical symptoms and death more rapidly. Formerly, the mortality rate is still less than 100 percent, as yesterday the mortality rate was only 86 percent of the existing cases. But, this (2.3.2 gene type—Ed) can be higher than that. Even, it reaches 100 percent,” said the Head of Bali Health Agency, I Ketut Suarjaya. Bird flu virus of 2.3.2 gene type has been detected to attack poultry in Buleleng, Klungkung and Tabanan. The spread also serves as a kind of warning that similar risks may also occur in humans. “The bird flu is zoonotic disease that can transmit from animals to humans,” explained Suarjaya. For the treatment, his party still relied on Tamiflu although the new variant virus had emerged. The Tamiflu stock had now reached 10,000. Possibly, it could be added if many Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cases were found in the future. “The only existing drug is Tamiflu. When given as early as possible, before reaching the end of symptoms such as shortness of breath

or severe pneumonia, the drug is still effective. Therefore, as soon as there are people with ILI symptoms and positively have contact with dead poultry, immediate administration of Tamiflu will be helpful,” he said. Bird flu virus attacked the lungs to cause inflammation or pneumonia with symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath tending to be more and more severe. If it had led to severe pneumonia, the handling would be more difficult. According to Suarjaya, all hospitals in Bali had mastered the management of handling bird flu patients. However, not all hospitals had isolation room for the treatment so that it was not contagious to other patients. Currently, only 4 hospitals were recorded to have such a room, namely Sanglah Hospital, Tabanan Hospital, Sanjiwani Hospital in Gianyar and Singaraja Hospital. On the other hand, the Health Agency also took anticipative, preventive and promotional measures. Among others, it improved the disease surveillance in the counties where the poultry deaths were found such as in Tabanan, Buleleng, Klungkung and Jembrana. Besides, people were also asked to keep the environment clean and healthy. “The virus likes damp places such as moist soils. If there are dead

poultry, please spray with disinfectant. Do not be accustomed to store dirty eggs in refrigerator as it will facilitate the spread of virus,” said Suarjaya. Bird flu has plagued Bali since 2007. Older generation of the H5N1 virus has claimed at least six casualties. In 2007, respectively one patient was found to be positive to bird flu in Tabanan and Jembrana, while in 2011 three deaths were recorded in Bangli and in 2012 a positive victim was recorded in Denpasar. In the meantime, at this time no victims were found in humans caused by the H5N1 virus belonging to the new gene type. The spread of bird flu viruses, including the H5N1 of 2.3.2 variant was believed to be the result of the illegal entry of poultry from outside Bali. “At first, it may come from outside Bali illegally, as found in some areas alleged to bring in ducks from Java, while the second possibility is due to wild birds,” said the Head of Bali Livestock Agency, I Putu Sumantra. According to Sumantra, the H5N1 of 2.3.2 gene type was found in ducks so that his party was forced to eliminate about 1,500 ducks proved to be positive to bird flu. The eliminated ducks would later be reimbursed by county government. (rin)


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The development project of the Ijo Gading riverbanks

Questioned, development in Ijo Gading riverbank Negara (Bali Post)—

Development activities in the Ijo Gading riverbank, precisely at Baler Bale (BB) Agung hamlet, Negara, were questioned by surrounding residents. An issue spread if the land would be commercialized for a villa or hotel building, but there had been no notification to hamlet authority. In addition, the land is located near the borderline of Ijo Gading River. The activities having started since early December were merely tamping the land and established revetment on the riverside. Residents actually did not question if the landowner made revetment in the riverbank, but there was no clarity about what activities on land were intended for. “As information, it’s going to be used for villa. Trucks are often passing over in the area,” said the resident declining to be named. Hamlet Chief of BB Agung, I Ketut Sumadiyasa, claimed on Monday (Jan 7) that so far his party had monitored the situation at location and the activities were only building a revetment. Meanwhile, the function of building was unclear. Therefore, his party requested the owner to make coordination with the hamlet authority and adjacent landowners to clarify the function of land converted from

plantation area. The landowner, Dewi Handayani Sudana, told Bali Post if the riverside land was not for commercial purposes such as villa or hotel, but for private residence. Her party deliberately protected the land with revetment and did not take the river borderline. A re-measurement had been made by the National Land Agency of Jembrana and it did not exceed the stakes placed. “Based on the measurement by the National Land Agency, the stakes have been appropriate. Even, the land reduced as having been eroded by river basin,” said Dewi. Since it was not intended for commercial building like villa or hotel, her party did not submit a principle permit, disturbance permit (HO) and so on. But, she remained to submit a permit just for the land conversion procedure. “The

building permit is still under process for the aspect of land conversion. We do not want to interfere with nature, and embrace the surrounding community,” she added. Headman of BB Agung village, I Putu Nova Noviana, accompanied by Section Head of Community Empowerment, Komang Putra, claimed to have monitored the riverside development and reported it to subdistrict head. In principle, his party did not prevent anyone from building as long as it was appropriate with procedures. Based on checking, it did not violate the river borderline and the owner wanted to make revetment in the riverside so that it would be beneficial to adjacent landowners. His party had also reminded the owner to immediately submit the building permit (IMB) so that the designation would be clear. (kmb26)

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Harris Hotel and Residence celebrated New Year with a unique party called “Bali Timeline”. The theme of this party was experiencing Bali from 50-ies until the 2012 -2013 count down in a night. It does not need time machine, simply explore it in “Bali Timeline” New Year’s Eve Climax Party that done by Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview on December 31st 2012.

The increasing number of HIV/ AIDS sufferer throughout the years makes Gianyar County multiply the Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) clinic services. Until early 2013, Gianyar County has had four VCT clinics taking precautions against the spread of harmful viruses. In 2010, it was found 181 cases with 23 deaths in Gianyar County. The case increased to 405 cases with 30 deaths in 2011, while until April 2012 the HIV/ AIDS sufferer was recorded to reach 454 people. Chairman of the AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) of Gianyar County, Dewa Made Sutanaya, doubling as the Deputy Regent of Gianyar, admitted the high incidence of HIV/ AIDS. According to him, the issue was not only related to health problem of infectious diseases, but also related to psychosocial aspect. To that end, it was necessary to make primary, secondary and tertiary

prevention. One of the efforts was early detection to determine the status of people whether they had been infected by HIV or not through counseling and voluntary blood testing. Such blood testing could be done at the Layanan Cinta Kasih VCT clinic existing in the Sukawati I Public Health Unit, Sanjiwani Hospital, Ubud II Public Health Unit and Tegallalang I Public Health Unit. “Each VCT clinic is supported by well-trained resources, facilities and infrastructure allocated by the KPA,” he said. The Head of Sukawati I Public Health Unit, Ni Ketut Sutiarini, said the VCT needed carrying out because it was the entrance to get all the HIV/ AIDS services. It could provide benefits for clients with positive or negative test result with the focus of support and therapy could help reduce the stigma in the society and facilitate the access to health services and psychosocial services needed by clients. (kmb16)

Buleleng Animal Husbandry Agency chicken butchery Ignored Singaraja (Bali Post)Chicken butchery place (RPA) owned by Buleleng Agriculture and Animal Husbandry at Bayusuta Street, Asitana, Singaraja, seemed to be ignored as it is not being functioned since it was built in 2010. As seen on Monday (7/1) the RPA has two units of buildings which the south building used as vets and workers office for the RPA while on the north building is the butchery area. The two was completed with supporting facilities such as electricity. Now both buildings had wild grasses and bushes growing around looking like a cemetery. Following that,a number of facilitites have ben missing and the location was used by locals to find grasses for their pets and bred animals. A local insisting being anonymous stated the project has been problemised since the beginning as there was no socialisation to the locals around Banyuning River and socialised it after it was done. Of course, locals declined this RPA existence being in a residency also being protested being located nearby a river so its waste

will be thrown there. “Since then the buildings were never functioned, some facilities were missing and the Agency never took care of it,” the local stated. Before it was built, it was stated that the owner of the land is a local yet later on it was found out to be Buleleng’s asset for that the RPA was built yet not functioned because locals on both sides of the rivers think it will cause water pollution. Meanwhile Head of Animal Health Section, Wayan Susila, as permitted by Head of the Agency, Gede Dharmaja, admitted that the RPA hasn’t been operated due to locals declined the eistence and no solution was acted. The RPA was built under an aid budget from the Agriculture Ministry then the agency rented an individual owned land to build it. Other reasons why the RPA was declined because of the vehicles that were passing by bringing the chickens that’s going to be cut also a waste affect that could be produced later. “Actually for the wastes we have prepared its container so it won’t cause any pollution,” Susila explained. (kmb)

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“Bali Timeline” at Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview

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Stepped back to Bali 50ties in a true ambience of Balinese ancient village activities where the guests could grab a glass of “tuak”, a traditional wine made from “ental” fruit (kind of coconut) served in bamboo glass in the traditional coconut leaf and bamboo warung. Guests had opportunity to posed in front of mini paddy field, watched the cock fighting scene and entertained by “Megenjekan” (Balinese acapela), Rindik and Suling (bamboo instrument) that performed by Harris Players (a specific call for Harris staff). The journey continued to Pasar Kumbasari in 80-ies – which had been a very important part in Balinese

society’s life in that time. Various traditional mixed with international fusion delicacies, antique motorized vehicle and market activities were presented to the guests in sophisticated ambience. “We proudly raise up the “Bali Timeline” concept as we would like to bring the guest to get closer to Balinese culture and soul in terms of ambience, food and entertainment as much as we can, since we believe that culture is one of the main reason why Bali become a special destination and we do care about Balinese culture perpetuity.” Mrs. Marija TJIE, General Manager of Harris Hotel & Residences Riverview Kuta – Bali said.

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Calendar Event for December 12 through December 27, 2012 12 Des B uda Keliwon Ugu Pura Dalem Tarukan Banjar Pulasari Desa Peninjoan Tembuku - Bangli Pura Pasek Gelgel Boading Kabakaba Tabanan Pura Pemayun Banyuning T e n gah - Buleleng Pura Desa Kayangan Tiga Desa Bubunan Seririt - Buleleng Pura Agung Gunung Raung Banjar Taro Kaja Taro - Tegalalang Merajan Pasek Dangka Bungbungan 22 Des H ari Tumpek Wayang Pura Majapahit Jembrana Odalan Betara ratu Gede Celuk Sukawati Odalan Betara Ratu Wedyadari Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Panti Gelgel Pengembungan Sesetan Denpasar Betara Ratu Alit dan Ratu Lingsir Singakerta Ubud Pura Pedarmaan Dalem Sukawati B esakih Pura Pedarmaan Mengwi Besakih Pura Pedarmaan Kaba-kaba Besakih Pura Pedarmaan dalem Bakas Besakih Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel

Pegatepan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pemrajan Agung Sulang Kec Dawan Klungkung Merajan Pasek Bendesa Kori Agung Pengatepan Pura Pedarmaan Dinasti dalem sri Aji Kresna Kepakisan P u r a Besakih (Dalem Klungkung) Pura Penataran Giri Purwa dan Pesraman Dusun Kuto Rejo Kendal Rejo Tegal Delimo Banyuangi 26 Des Buda Wage Kelawu Pura Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Pura Melanting D esa Camenggaon Sukawati Pura Penataran Ped Nusa Penida Pura Pasek Gelgel Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal Pura Pasek Bendesa Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Pura Gaduhan Jagat Desa Singakerta Ubud Pura Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Pura Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta

Pura Goa Besakih Pura Basukian Besakih Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada Pura dadia Pasek Gelgel Sidemen Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan, Tembuku, Bangli 27 Des Purnama Kepitu Pr. Benua Besakih. Pura Dalem Desa Camenggaon - Sukawati Pura Suranadhi Lombok Pura Narmada Lombok Pura Segara Ampenan Lombok Mr Agung Dewa Agung Klungkung Ulah Sidemen Pura Gunungrene S i d e m e n Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Ababi Mr. Pasek gelgel Tista Pura Gunung Gunung - Tianyar Kubu - Karangasem Pura Pingit Klenting sari Banjar Sumberkelompok - Gerokgak Singaraja Pura Payogan Agung Kutai Kartanegara

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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Clark’s new mystery an irresistible read Associated Press Writer

Piper Donovan, the heroine of a mystery series by Mary Jane Clark, is fearless and inquisitive, and this trait often puts her in danger. In “Footprints in the Sand,” the latest in the series, she finds herself in a particularly lethal situation.

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She isn’t a professional sleuth. A struggling actress, Piper designs wedding cakes part time in her mother’s New Jersey bakery. And every time she bakes a cake, she somehow ends up having a close encounter with a murderer. The latest episode unfolds on the idyllic barrier island of Siesta Key, Florida, where Piper’s cousin Kathy is looking forward to glorious nuptials. But things soon start to go wrong.

Her bridesmaid, Shelley, disappears, and her blood-stained car is found. More disturbing events follow as the anonymous man responsible for Shelley’s disappearance struggles to silence any witnesses. Who is this evil character? Is it the groom, Shelley’s one-time boyfriend? Or is it the best man, a former drug

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dealer? It could be anyone, including the boyfriend of the bride’s widowed mother, Kathy’s wedding planner and a local doctor with a thriving practice. Mystery fans will have a great time trying to identify the culprit before Piper does, but the novel offers a lot more than a mystery’s usual puzzle-solving fun. Like other Clark novels, it also packs the heart-pounding suspense usually found in top-notch thrillers. This makes “Footprints” an irresistible read with wide appeal.

Brad Pitt tweets to Chinese that he’s coming

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BEIJING — Brad Pitt is now on China’s version of Twitter, and his first enigmatic tweet drew thousands of comments. Just as mysteriously, it later disappeared. The actor’s verified Sina Weibo account sent the message Monday: “It is the truth.

Yup, I’m coming.” That was forwarded more than 31,000 times and netted over 14,000 comments, many expressing surprise. He gathered more than 100,000 followers. But by Tuesday morning the tweet had disappeared, and a standard message read “He hasn’t tweeted yet.” The number of his followers kept

growing, however. It was unclear whether the deletion was the work of Pitt and his PR team or Chinese censors. Chinese censors regularly delete tweets and even accounts that they deem sensitive. The government requires Sina and other Internet companies to do this in-house at their

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FILE - In this undated photo, actor Brad Pitt in his role as Austrian mountaineer and former Nazi party member Heinrich Harrer reclines on a mountain ledge during the filming of “ Seven Years in Tibet.”

own cost, under threat of fines and shutdowns if they fail. A request for comment from Pitt’s manager was not immediately answered. The IMDb.com movie website says Pitt was banned from ever entering China because of his role in the 1997 “Seven Years in Tibet.” The government was upset about the film’s portrayal of harsh Chinese rule in Tibet. His later film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” with Angelina Jolie was popular in China. Pop and movie stars use Weibo as a way to connect with the giant Chinese market. To get a certified account overseas celebrities have to submit copies of their ID and job evidence among other documents. Tom Cruise joined Sina Weibo in 2011 and now has over 5 million followers. Former NBA star Stephon Marbury who now plays for China’s professional basketball league is prolific on Weibo and has over 779,000 followers.

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Toll project at Benoa, Bali Island, is one of projects that will be finish before APEC Summit on October 2013. Besides many infrastructure projects, APEC event also expected to involve local businesspeople, particularly those in tourism sector. As a result, this pie will not only benefit big businessmen from outside Bali or non-native residents.

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DENPASAR - The event like the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2013 is expected to involve local businesspeople, particularly those in tourism sector. As a result, this pie will not only benefit big businessmen from outside Bali or non-native residents. It was revealed by Chairman of the Bali Tourist Transport Association (Pawiba), Bagoes Soediana, Monday (Jan 7). Involvement of local entrepreneurs would encourage the local economic growth. “Do not let all the opportunities in the APEC be worked on by entrepreneurs of tourist transport providers from outside Bali without involving the local ones,” he said.

According to him, so far the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) activities in Bali was dominantly handled by businesspeople from outside Bali. As a result, the involvement of local entrepreneurs was minimal. “We expect the APEC activity can involve more local entrepreneurs so that as a host we can equally enjoy the pie,” he said.

Chairman of the Association of Indonesia Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA) of Bali, Ketut Ardana, admitted the APEC activities to be held in Bali this year had not indicated the involvement of local entrepreneurs. “Until now, there have been no indications if we will be involved in the event. Each individual of travel agency would be usually involved, not through the

association,” he said. Nevertheless, Ardana ascertained to participate in getting the opportunities available in the next APEC event. The large entrepreneurs enjoying the pie of such event were expected to also involve local entrepreneurs. “Hopefully, we could enjoy the impact of the APEC. Therefore, we will continue to improve the quality of human resources to IT in order to participate in this event,” he said. Meanwhile, the economist Viraguna Bagoes Oka assessed that by becoming the venue of the APEC Bali would be able to enhance the

image as one of the leading tourist and MICE destinations worth visiting. According to him, in terms of economic viewpoint Bali would not get too much direct benefit from the event. The benefit gained by local residents from the APEC Summit would greatly depend on how far the policy makers provided space and opportunity for local residents. “There must be a good will from policy makers in order the local communities can gain maximal benefit from the APEC Summit, not just as spectator,” he said. Continued on page 6


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