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TORONTO — Not long ago, Daniel Radcliffe traded in his black-rimmed Harry Potter glasses for a bold acting choice. And he has never looked back. Now the 24-year-old actor’s at the Toronto International Film Festival with three new films, each unique in its own way, and far more mature than the saga of the boy wizard. While they cover some adult themes like murder and homosexuality, the actor claims his current role selections are not part of some strategy to abandon his past, rather they’re about doing what actors do best: “Take chances.” “You have to make films based on your own instincts ... I have to make the kind of films that I would want to see,” Radcliffe told The Associated Press on Saturday. The actor spoke candidly concerning his criteria for selecting movie roles during an interview for his new film, “Horns.” It’s based on the 2010 novel of the same name, and has Radcliffe in the title role of a man suspected of brutally killing his girlfriend and one morning awakening with a pair of horns on his head. “It’s not so much a process or a strategy. It’s about what scripts you get

sent. So when I read “Horns,” I was immediately passionate about it, and I wanted to play this part and knew I could have an interesting take on it,” Radcliffe said. Radcliffe also stars as poet Alan Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings.” In that film, he has a graphic sex scene with another man. But the actor isn’t at all worried about any negative reactions, including from Potter fans. “What my fan base wants me to do is not the most effective way of forging a career, or certainly not the most honest way of doing it. You got to remember that I did ‘Equus’ and that was a pretty big deal.” That bold decision came when he was still making “Harry Potter” films. Then 17, Radcliffe portrayed the troubled young man, Allen Strang, in the London and Broadway revivals of Peter

Shaffer’s award-winning play. The role caused some controversy because the underage actor had to appear naked for part of the second act. His “Horns” costar, Juno Temple, feels that role helped transform Radcliffe from a child star to an adult actor. “Whether you were involved in Harry Potter or not, just the bravery of going on stage and doing a play like ‘Equus’ ... those brave moments are really telling as to why these amazing roles are coming your way,” Temple said. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Daniel Radcliffe, left, and Zoe Kazan arrive at the premiere of “The F Word” on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ryerson Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Toronto.

Eminem makes puzzling appearance on ESPN

Contestants of Miss World pageant pose together during a press conference at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The Miss World contest started at the island of Bali Sunday.

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NEW YORK — Eminem made an unlikely and puzzling appearance on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” halftime show. The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new single and video, “Berzerk.” Sitting with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit, Eminem seemed at first slightly confused, with his mouth hanging open. Eminem rarely does interviews, and certainly not live on ESPN. Musburger asked him questions about his music and referred to him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. Said Eminem: “Live TV freaks me out a little bit.” But he soon seemed to relax, saying “Berzerk” would be the new theme of “SNF.” The Detroit native also talked about his devotion to the Detroit Lions. His “MMLP2” comes out Nov. 5. AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok

Eminem performs on the main stage, during day two of the Reading Festival Saturday Aug. 24, 2013.

Finally, agenda of Miss World concentrated in Bali

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DENPASAR - The Indonesian government decided that all the activities of Miss World 2013 beauty pageant would be concentrated in Bali. In addition, the attitude of the government also softened namely by attempting a revision against the entertainment permit that had been issued previously. The decision was taken by the government through a ministerial coordination meeting delivered by the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono, at the residence of Vice President Boediono in Jakarta, Saturday (Sep 7). The meeting was attended by Vice President Boediono and Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, National Police Chief Timur Pradopo and the Deputy Min-

ister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar. Initially, the committee planned to organize the Miss World at several places in Indonesia. The opening was held on the Island of Bali and the final peak night was planned at the Sentul International Convention Center, Sentul, West Java. Such a plan got rejection from the people of West Java. “Miss World 2013 is only held and centered on the Island

of Bali, not single session is held outside Bali, from the opening to the closing,” said Agung Laksono. Although centered in Bali, the Miss World contestants were still allowed to visit tourist attractions of Indonesia outside Bali such as the Borobudur Temple. “I think there is no problem if they want to visit Borobudur because they are considered a regular tourist. It’s no problem, but the implementation of the Miss World remains on the Island of Bali,” he said. Even though reaping the opposition from various parties, the Miss World 2013 kept going on. A total of 130 ambassadors of the nation would compete to win the crown of Miss World 2013. continued to page 6


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Central parking becomes a hope for equitable tourism pie Gianyar (Bali Post)—

The ideas to establish a central parking (parking lots) at every village in Ubud subdistrict got a rave from all walks of life. The central parking put into a discourse by the Ubud Traffic Project (UTP) team would be intended to provide equitable tourism development in Ubud. Such a hope was delivered by Headman of Mas, Wayan Gede Darmayuda. Chief of Mas customary village, Wayan Muka, also welcomed the idea, Friday (Sep 6). If the idea could be eventually realized, there was possibility if the Mas Square would be used for central parking for Mas village, said Wayan Muka. Meanwhile, Gede Darmayuda said that so far Mas was a tourism village. However, most of the art and cultural activities were conducted in Ubud town. With the presence of such central parking, according to him, it was the first time for Ubud to share its tourism pie with the adjacent villages. So far, Mas village only got the footprints and vehicle fumes, but the contribution was obtained by other regions. “We welcome the idea of making the parking lots, and will review it,” he said amidst the meeting with the UTP team. Positive response to the desire to establish a central parking was also coming from the Gianyar House. The making of central parking at some villages in Ubud to anticipate the traffic congestion was in harmony with the plan of the House that was drafting the regulations on the parking taxes. Such regulation would become one of the legal foundations for the making of central parking which would involve customary villages in Ubud subdistrict. Amidst the meeting on the presentation by the Ubud Traffic Project (UTP) team, the Gianyar House represented by Putu Kusuma Negara and Anak Agung Wira said that currently the House had established a special committee that would assess the regulation draft on the parking taxes. Regula-

tion on parking taxes differed from parking levies. Parking levies were parking charges collected on facilities owned by local government, while parking taxes were collected on facilities owned by individual or entity. “Currently, the special committee has been established and been working,” he explained. With the parking tax regulation, the legal instrument for the idea of making the central parking had been actually prepared by the House. In this regard, the House was looking forward to the realization of the central parking. Moreover, it was a proposal from the pub-

lic and not a project, but a system to cope with congestion. Putu Kusuma also supported in order the regent could immediately issue a recommendation so that the process of establishing a communication forum of customary villages could be done. Representative of the Gianyar Development Planning Board (Bappeda), Anak Agung Budiarta, said the making of central parking would not conflict with the existing provisions. In the Regional Bylaw on Spatial Plan (RTRW) of Gianyar, the provision of special parking was allowed in the Ubud region, he said. (kmb16)

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The traffic congestion which happen daily in Ubud area.

Travel on motorcycle with husband, an American tourist mugged Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Apparently, the culprits increasingly haunt, especially the muggers. As evidence, a beautiful American tourist named Cynthia Maria Alflatt, 33, had a mugging action around Jalan Gunung Salak, Denpasar, Thursday (Sep 5) at 11:00 p.m. Although the victim traveled on motorcycle with her husband, the culprits that were riding a motorcycle were unsparingly mugging her bag. Aside from losing her bag as taken away, the victim also suffered a number of injuries on several parts of her body due to fall and was dragged about 15 meters. As a result of the incident, the victim admitted to suffer material losses of IDR 15 million. This case had also been reported to Denpasar Metro Police and being handled. “The victim has reported the case to police station,” said a source at police station, Friday (Sep 6). The source explained the incident began when the victim was about to go home with her husband that previously worked as a teacher in one of the schools and departed from Jalan Petitenget, Northern Kuta. By riding a motorcycle with her husband, they crossed around Jalan Gunung Salak, Denpasar. Precisely at Gang Naga, suddenly there were two people riding a motorcycle and approached the victim.

Quickly they mugged the bag in the victim’s arm. Being shocked with the incident, the victim having a permanent address at 120 Catoctin Circle SW, Lesburg, Virginia, was very surprised. She was trying hard to maintain her bag. Unfortunately, the culprits were more powerful, so she fell and was dragged about 15 meters. “The victim claimed not to know about the characteristics of the culprits and their motorcycle because it happened so quickly and the culprits ran away,” she said. As a result of the drag, the victim suffered injuries in the upper thigh, leg and hand. Meanwhile, the victim’s bag taken away contained 2 Visa debit cards, iPhone 4S, black iPod Touch, wallet containing money and other valuable papers. Meanwhile, the investigating police admitted if one of the victim’s credit cards had been used for illicit purchase valued at IDR 6 million. “So, police are still pursuing the culprits,” he said. Chief of Criminal Detective at the Denpasar Metro Police, Encep Syamsul Hayat, when asked for his confirmation justified the mugging case. He said his party was still investigating further by conducting the crime scene examination and interrogating witnesses. “We are still investigating the case,” he said. (kmb21)

Beautiful sunset at Echo Beach Echo Beach is one of famous surfing spot in Bali. It offers the big and powerfull wave that is good for surfing lover. The beatiful panomara of this beach showing the coastal beach with white sand from Seminyak Beach to the west untill Echo Beach. Uniquely, the situation is not crowded as other beaches and it makes the place favorable by foreigners to enjoy surfing and explore the amazing wave. Moreover, it is a romantic beach to see the beautiful sunset. This beach is located in Canggu Village, Kerobokan Subdistrict, Badung Regency. To go to this beach, the tourist can use motorcyle. It only 35 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport or 25 minutes from capital city Denpasar. This beach is very strategic surfing points where the location is only 5 km from Kuta Beach. Beside that, it is very close with other famous surfing sport like Berawa Beach, Batu Bolong Beach and Pererenan Beach.

Kelian Banjar Dinas Desa Adat Canggu, I Wayan Mustara said, the beach that exhibit the panorama to the Indian Ocean indeed visited by foreigner. The surfers love this place because of the situation is quiet. “ Mostly, they come from Australia, France, Russia, Germany, Holand, Austria and many others for surfing. While local tourist usually come on Sunday only for enjoying the sunset or holiday,” he revealed. This place is very easy to reach because the road is good. There are also some restaurants in front of the beach. “To come here better to use motorcycle because the parking area in not too big, it is only IDR 2000 for parking. If the tourists want stay for some days, they can stay at hotels around that area. So, the surfers can enjoy the stunning panorama of sunset and many opportunities for surf adventures. In addition, this area ussually use as training ground for riding horse,” Mustara explainned. (BTN/ocha)

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Thermes Marins Bali Spa launched volcanic treatment

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JIMBARAN – When you hear the word ‘lava’, your instinct would normally be to run in the opposite direction. But at Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, lava has become nature’s latest antidotes to tired, damaged skin, with the award-winning Spa On The Rocks launching an exclusive new treatment that maximizes the healing properties of natural volcanic lava. The ‘Lava Me Tender’ treatment celebrates the many benefits of the rich mineral content of natural volcanic lava, such as talc, gypsum, calcite, apatite, feldspar, quartz, topaz and corundum. Because of these elements, volcanic lava therapies have long been used to treat skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis, as lava is known to detoxify and remove deep pore impurities while nourishing and healing the skin. Now, Thermes Marins Spa at Ayana has brought lava to the ocean at its Spa on the Rocks treatment villas, anchored on natural rocks amidst the Indian Ocean with uninterrupted views of the waves below and the horizon.

“As the only Thermes Marins spa in south-east Asia, we strive to bring the latest therapies from Europe to Bali, using the very best products available,” said Ayana’s Director of Spa, Michi Sonoda. “This treatment is an antioxidant infusion and the perfect preparation for a special event like your wedding day when you want to achieve flawless, even skin. It’s also an anti-ageing remedy as it restores skin radiance and elasticity. But this treatment is not just about the aesthetic benefits; the Spa on the Rocks location enables guests to soak up the sounds, smell and vibration of the ocean, as they combine their skin treatment with the unrivaled tranquility and luxury

of this unique location. This truly delivers the dual benefits of both beauty, and pure pampering.” All products used are from Thermes Marins’ lava range, with high mineral contents including laminaria seaweed-based products, yellow volcanic clay, thermal mud from Gorga and marine collagen. These anti-oxidant agents are known to restructure the mesh of skin by restoring its radiance and elasticity. Priced at IDR 4,190,000++/ person twin use or IDR 5,460,000++/ person single use, the Lava Me Tender experience begins with a relaxing Crystal de Mer foot soak, mineral lava body scrub to remove dead skin cells, and luxurious black rice bath to nourish and soften skin. A full body, deep tissue massage using lava stones and anti-oxidant essential flower oil will increase circulation, as the natural heat released from the lava stones eases muscle

tension. A volcanic earth body wrap followed by a firming lotion concludes the treatment, and locks in the improved skin moisture and elasticity. Fresh Limeberry Squash (lime, strawberry, lemongrass and Sprite) is served during the Bath Bomb to complete the experience. Voted by Conde Nast Traveler readers as the #1 Best Spa in the World, Thermes Marins Bali is the only Thermes Marins spa in SouthEast Asia. In addition to the two Spa on the Rocks villas, the extensive facility incorporates spa villas, treatment rooms, beauty salon, reflexology and relaxation lounge, steam and sauna rooms, and the world’s largest Aquatonic® Seawater Jet Pool delivering the ancient therapeutic benefits of French thalassotherapy.

Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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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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Ask a Designer: tips on lighting a room well

Police deploy more security guards for Miss World

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NEGARA - Bali Police deployed more security guards at Gilimanuk Seaport, Jembrana District of Bali Province, to provide security for the Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest being held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC).

Your choice of lighting has a huge impact on how your home looks and feels. But how do you choose when the options include everything from retro Edison-style bulbs with glowing filaments to compact fluorescents, plus lamps and fixtures in every shape and size? “Lamps are one of the most important factors in a room’s design,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn of Flynnside Out Productions. Yet homeowners often give lighting less attention than they do furniture or wall colors. Here, Flynn and designers Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design and Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors share tips on choosing the perfect lamps, lampshades and light bulbs to achieve maximum style and function.

OVERHEAD AND EYELEVEL If a room has no overhead lighting or wall sconces, these designers say it’s worth hiring an electrician to add them. Flynn recommends using 2-inch (5-centimeter) or 4-inch (10-centimeter) recessed halogen lights overhead, rather than brighter 6-inch (15centimeter) can lights. “They instantly fill a room with the much-needed illumination,” he says, “but without looking tacky or heavy.” Wall sconces also cast a flattering glow, and can serve as striking decorative pieces. Vintage (or new vintage-style) sconces are popular, says Burnham, and can be found at some flea markets. If you buy them used, “take them to a lamp shop to check all the wiring,” she says, and replace any worn parts before installing. But don’t light a room exclusively with overhead lighting: Light from above that isn’t balanced by lamplight can be “prison-like,” Luetkemeyer says. “It casts a bunch of shadows and makes you look like a cadaver.” Instead, create “pools of light” at different levels for a warm, layered effect, she says. Flynn accomplishes this by choosing lamps at various heights. “It’s all a game of scale and proportion,” he says. “If the lamps are going on a tall console table with a super long piece of art hung above it, I’m definitely going to be looking for tall, slender, maybe candlestick-style lamps. On

“We added more security personnel and are coordinating with the Chief of Ketapang Waters Sector Police in Banyuwangi E Java to increase security alerts,” said Chief of Gilimanuk Waters Sector Police Commissioner Made Prihenjagat here on Saturday. Prihenjagat said the additional security officers deployed since last Monday, which previously only 20 officers, has brought to 52 officers being supplied by Gilimanuk Waters Sector Police, Jembrana Resort Police, Brigadier Mobile and the Indonesian Army (TNI AD). Prihenjagat said the security personnel are inspecting each vehicle, all cargo and persons, particularly those who enter Bali, to prevent disruptions to the Miss World 2013 pageant. “Examinations of ID cards have also been tightened, with additional police assisting from Jembrana. We hope, by adding the security officers in Gilimanuk, that people who intended to perform criminal acts in Bali do not get in,” he said. The officers also checked cargo vehicles by removing the cover tarps to ensure security is maintained on all goods. Meanwhile, officers asked passenger vehicles to pass through checkpoints guarded by Brimob and TNI AD in order to inspect luggage. “The event will improve Bali tourism’s image, as well as the Indonesian people,” Prihenjagat said. He also said that security officers have not discovered anyone threatening the event in Bali. “However, we will keep vigilant to the conditions, particularly at the gate to Bali. Current activities at the contest can be utilized by criminals to steal vehicles and perform other criminal acts,” Prihenjagat said.

low-to-the-ground end tables, I’m most likely going to aim for something squatty which is balanced with the proportion of the table and its nearby seating.”

GO RETRO Edison-style bulbs have become popular, and look great in industrial or vintage light fixtures or in chandeliers. But they can cost as much as $15 per bulb and give off minimal light. So use them “as sculptural features integrated into lighting,” Flynn says. “Since they’re offered in many shapes, they’re almost like art. The ideal place for Edison bulbs is romantic spaces which are not high-traffic. For example, a chandelier above a bed in a master suite with Edison bulbs is ideal, since the room is not task-related and is meant for being sleepy and moody. “Burnham points out that these bulbs’ popularity may not last, so it’s probably impractical to invest in too many lamps or fixtures that look good only with them. Another vintage option is the globe light that first appeared in the 1950s. Their “milky white finish and perfectly round shape” can cast a flattering glow, Flynn says. “I use these a lot, especially in kids’ rooms,” he says, “due to their fun shape and nostalgic appeal.” Buy plastic globes rather than glass if you’ll be hanging them in rooms where kids may be roughhousing. Another option: vintage Nelson pendants, which are made of wire and vinyl in many shapes and sizes. “One of the best investments as far as lighting is concerned is to invest in classic George Nelson bubbles,” Flynn says. “I love to group them together and hang them above beds or dining tables.”

FORGET OLD RULES Don’t feel obligated to use the lampshade that comes with a lamp, Burnham says. You can

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This undated publicity photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn shows white plastic globe lights used by Designer Brian Patrick Flynn when decorating children’s bedrooms. replace it with another of similar size but a different shape, style or color. Or keep the shade but add piping or ribbon to change its look. Another bit of rule-breaking: “Chandeliers should not be limited to living rooms and dining rooms,” says Flynn. “I use them in bathrooms a lot simply to bring more of a decorative look to an otherwise task-oriented space.” His trick for making chandeliers appear less formal? “Swap out flame bulbs for globes. It modernizes an otherwise traditional, heavy element.” Dimmers, too, aren’t just for dining rooms. The designers suggest adding dimmers in every room of the home. Installation is easy enough that you may want to do it yourself, Luetkemeyer says, and “it’s a complete game changer” in how the home is lit. Also, consider using a floor lamp as a bedside reading lamp. Many floor lamps have bulbs that sit between 4 and 6 feet above the floor — perfect for illuminating

a book when you’re propped up in bed — and they take up little space.

LIGHTING AS ART Some lamps come with warning labels advising owners to use only low-wattage bulbs. Think of these lamps “more as accessories than true light sources,” says Flynn. “One of the most practical ways to employ accent lamps is as night lights,” he says. “Many times, I’ll add a few to a built-in so the wall becomes somewhat of a dramatic feature at night. I think accent lamps offer a great opportunity to play with color and texture.” Luetkemeyer agrees: Think of low-wattage lamps “almost as sculpture,” she says. Flynn takes that approach with the Astro pendant light made by Crystorama. He has used it several times to add beauty and style to entryways. “It works well with just about every style interior,” he says, and

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Bali Police deployed more security guards at Gilimanuk Seaport, Jembrana District of Bali Province, to provide security for the Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest being held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC).

APEC delegates admire endek and songket fabric Bali Post

you can install just one or group several together for more drama. “Sculptural lighting fixtures often work well when installed in groups of odd numbers.”

BETTER BULBS Once you’ve chosen the right lighting, it’s important to select the right bulbs. Along with Edison-style bulbs, silver-tipped bulbs are becoming popular. Their ends are painted so that little or no light escapes there. The result is softer, more indirect light. Luetkemeyer likes frosted bulbs and soft pink ones, and she favors three-ways bulbs for the same reason she loves dimmers: They let you choose soft light when you want it and bright light when you need it. Progress is being made in making compact fluorescent bulbs that give off warmer, more appealing light, but many now on the market produce a cold, blue-tinged light.

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Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, in October, dozens of APEC delegates visited several places becoming the centers of endek and songket fabric in Klungkung, Saturday (Sep 7).

SEMARAPURA - Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, in October, dozens of APEC delegates visited several places becoming the centers of endek and songket fabric in Klungkung, Saturday (Sep 7). The APEC delegates with the majority of women admired the traditionally made endek and songket fabric. It could become a valuable opportunity for the Bali artisans chiefly in Klungkung to expand their business to international market. Dozens of APEC delegates seemed amazed after seeing one of the handicraft centers of endek and songket fabric at Gelgel village. They were also looking at the process of making endek fabric from the beginning to finish, ranging from spinning to determining motive and weaving. A number of guests looked amazed after knowing the traditionally made endek and songket fabric had become a trend for a long time in Bali. Even, some of them tried in person to weave a fabric with the loom commonly used by the local weavers in Bali. Lenny N. Rosalin, Assistant Deputy of Women Labor Protection, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia, accompanying the APEC delegates revealed the delegates were deliberately directed to the center of songket and endek fabric makers to find out the role of Balinese women in building the creative economy that had a competitiveness in establishing the progress of Asia-Pacific region globally. She considered that

endek and songket had become the product excellence of Bali in international arena. Thus, the local weavers should be encouraged so that the songket and endek would be increasingly more popular in the international community. “Indonesia has diverse cultures and crafts where one of them is the endek and songket fabric posing one of the hallmarks of Balinese products that needs driving to international community,” she said. More importantly was the empowerment of local artisans in order their products became more valuable. If the product yielded was capable of developing, the future of the artisans was expected to be brighter where Balinese women were able to participate in building the national economy through competitive products in international market. She said the purpose was in accordance with the spirit of the implementation of the APEC in Bali, namely women as the Economic Drivers. Similar to Lenny, Dian Agustini, the owner of the Dian’s House of Songket and Endek visited by the APEC delegates, also hoped to capture such rare opportunity. She said it would become the first step of the songket and endek production in the serombotan assorted vegetable region to penetrate the international market. Thus, the production of songket and endek had wider competitiveness through the international market. However, she also hoped that after the visit the government would have a really serious commitment to build the production of endek and songket and brought it to international market. (kmb31)


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Ferocious waves, Pier II of Padangbai opened and closed

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Amlapura (Bali Post)—

Ferocious waves since five days ago have caused the harbor administration and the ASDP of Padangbai to implement the open-close system for Pier II at Padangbai, Karangasem. Since the pier in operation was only one, it unavoidably kindled a queue of vessels to anchor. as the waves could hit the vessel. Meanwhile, the sea water overflowed onto the courtyard of the ASDP office. In the meantime, based on the observation last Saturday, the queue of truck passengers could reach one km outside the harbor parking area. One of the truck drivers, Samsudin, said his party had arrived at Padangbai from Java and would go to NTB. He arrived at Padangbai at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday but had to wait for his turn to go aboard. Due to queue and waiting for long time, his salaries for consumption had run out on the way and the other operating costs. The officers at Padangbai Harbor authority estimated the ferocious waves to take place until next week. (013)

of Melasti, Mendak Pratima, Mesuci and Melukat, the people from outside the village such as Kapuan, Baturiti, Petang and Abiansemal frequently conduct the ceremony in this beach. This ceremony sometimes eye catching the tourists to take some pictures of it,” explained Mustara. Mustara stated, The good access of this place may the tourists stay longer around here to enjoying everything, aside from surfing and conducting ceremonies. “the activities in the east side of the beach is fishing. “There is a fisherman group named Merta Segara Canggu that still conserved since 1986 when it was legalized. It is still use traditional ship to catch the fishes, it is actually the tourists attraction of this beach,” he said. The tourists that want to enjoy surfing can rent surfing board in this beach. “If the tourists want to rent surfing board, it is only IDR 150.000 to 200.000 according to the size and IDR 40.000 for body board. If they are interesting to use hut, beach clothes or accessories like necklace, bracelets, they can buy in the seller around this beach,” Mustara added. (BTN/ocha)

Australia’s PM-elect Abbott vows quick action on asylum

Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants Associated Press Writer

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Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to approve the use of force. A final vote in the U.S. Senate is expected at the end of the coming week.

The trucks are waiting in line to enter Padangbai Harbor.

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To maintain security stability of Bali Enjoy Bali by surfing in Batu Bolong Beach Tofu makers still in production Batu Bolong Beach that located in Canggu Village, Kerobokan District, Badung or about 200 meters adjacent to Echo Beach presents a big and dazzling waves for surfing. The magnificent sunset also make this beach become more fascinating. Even, this beach has been one of famous destination after Kuta that visited by foreign tourists who want to surfs. It is also suitable for recreation or relaxing while enjoying the fresh atmosphere that flows from the Indian ocean. To reach this place the tourists have to enter Batu Bolong street or about 35 km from Ngurah Rai Airport. Besides Surfing, this beach is usually used as Hinduism Ceremony where in front of the beach there are two temples namely Batu Bolong Temple and Luhur Bhujangga Waisnawa Temple. This is the reason this beach has been well known by foreign tourists as the best surfing spot with interesting Hinduism activities. Kelian Banjar Dinas Desa Adat Canggu, I Wayan Mustara said, in certain day like Piodalan Day in one of those temples, the place often visited by Canggu Village society. “Fhurthermore, when there are ceremonies

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Australia’s PM-elect Tony Abbott has said his top priorities are to abolish a tax on carbon emissions and to stop asylum-seekers arriving by boat. Mr Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition ended the Labor party’s six-year rule in a landslide victory on Saturday. His government would “swiftly implement Operation Sovereign Borders” aimed at “intercepting vessels and turning them around”, Mr Abbott told the Herald Sun. Outgoing PM Kevin Rudd has said he will not stand again for Labor leadership. The Australian Election Commission confirmed on its website that the Liberal-National coalition had won 88 seats in the House of Representatives, and Labor 57. Mr Rudd had called the election after defeating Julia Gillard in a leadership challenge in June, amid dismal polling figures. Under Mr Rudd, Labor initially saw its figures improve. But Mr Abbott, who enjoyed the strident support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, then widened the gap again. The main election issues were how to tackle an expected economic slowdown, whether to keep the Labor-introduced carbon tax, and how to reduce the number of migrants arriving from Asia by boat.

Vessels floating at sea for hours

The crossing vessels serving the Padangbai-Lembar should wait their turn to anchor and unload passengers and lined up in the middle of the sea. Even, they should wait for hours, as happened on Saturday morning where about seven vessels were waiting at sea. Section Head of Guard and Safety, Padangbai authority, Ketut Muliana, said on Friday (Sep 6) to reporters that Pier II should be closed due to ferocious waves and it directly faced the open sea. As consequence, the loading and unloading activities at the harbor were disrupted. The Pier II was re-operated at noon. Within the past few days, the waves could reach three meters high so the Pier II was closed because there was no captain who dared to lean

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The simultaneous demonstration and strike plan by tofu and tempeh makers across Indonesia on September 9-11 would not be carried out by the tofu and tempeh makers coalescing into the members of the Indonesia Tofu and Tempeh Makers Cooperatives (Kopti) Makmur, Denpasar. It was recognized by Chairman of the Kopti Makmur Denpasar, Bambang Hariyadi, to maintain the security and stability in Bali considering a number of international events would take place such as the implementation of the APEC Summit and Miss World. According to him, the tofu and tempeh makers expected the price of soybean could soon decrease so the production and operations cost could be reduced, too. As reported previously, Haji Sutrisno claiming to remain the chairman of the Kopti Denpasar and inviting the tofu and tempeh makers to stop production on September 9-11, 2013 in accordance with the circular from central executive of the Indonesia Association of Tofu and

Tempeh Producers Cooperative (Gakoptindo) seemed to prolong. Definitely, the statement of Haji Sutrisno was opposed by Bambang Hariyadi posing the legal Chairman of the Kopti Makmur Denpasar effective June 17, 2013. Even, Bambang boldly stated that up to Friday (Sep 6) his party had not received an official letter from the central executive regarding the plan of production strike. Despite having read in a number of national media related to the production strike plan, Bambang said he still recommended in order the members of Kopti in Bali could be in production as usual. “Although having not officially held a meeting regarding the production strike, from the results of communication through SMS to some members, the members slightly objected and we support not to strike the production on 9-11 September,” said Bambang accompanied by Ahmad Soleh, Deputy Chairman of Kopti and Agusman as Manager of Kopti Makmur, Denpasar.

Bambang explained the surge in soybean price reaching IDR 9,500 per kg for imported quality had an impact on the decline in the production of tofu and tempeh by each member up to 50 percent. For example, the production usually reached 500 kg per day then dropped to 250 kg per day. However, he admitted such conditions had not caused the Kopti members to stop production. “All this time, the expensive ingredients can still be anticipated by reducing the size, although we do not increase the selling price,” he said. Ahmad Soleh added the need for soybean for tofu and tempeh was almost predominated by imported products. He said the local production could previously became the first choice, but it was then less favored because the quality was inferior compared to the imported products. “Imported soybean has good quality and its process can run faster than local soybean, so that we predominantly use the imported products,” he said. (kmb28)

White House tries to gain support for Syria strike Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The White House is making a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind President Barack Obama’s plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria. His administration says the government of Syrian President Bassar Assad used chemical weapons in an attack last month near Damascus, and that a strong U.S. response is needed to deter the future use of deadly chemicals. Syria claims rebels carried out the Aug. 21 attack. Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is set to make the White House’s case during interviews on five Sunday talk shows. Vice President Joe Biden plans to host a dinner Sunday night for a group of Senate Republicans. And lawmakers should expect more phone calls from top officials. Obama is giving a national address Tuesday night. Recent opinion surveys show intense American skepticism about military intervention in Syria, even among those who believe Syria’s government used

chemical weapons on its people. Congress resumes work Monday after its summer break, but already a heated debate is underway about Syria. On Wednesday, the first showdown Senate vote is likely over a resolution authorizing the “limited and specified use” of U.S. armed forces against Syria for no more than 90 days and barring American ground troops from combat. A final vote is expected at week’s end. A House vote appears likely during the week of Sept. 16. A survey by The Associated Press shows that House members

who are staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against Obama’s plan for a military strike by more than a 6-1 margin. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote. Nearly half of the 433-member House and a third of the 100-member Senate remain undecided. Complicating the effort in the Senate is the possibility that a three-fifths majority may be required. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he is going to filibuster. Still, Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, has predicted, “I think we’re going to get 60 votes.”

CAIRO - Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts and weapon caches of Islamic militants on Saturday in the northern Sinai Peninsula in what locals say is the largest operation in the lawless region for years. Nine militants and two soldiers were killed during the raids, security officials said. Officials say that the military is hunting hundreds of militants believed to be responsible for a series of attacks in the region they overran after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The militants, the officials say, belong to a number of well-known al-Qaida-inspired groups that seek the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate in northern Sinai, a region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. Attacks in the region have increased following the July 3 military coup that toppled President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist, prompting the military offensive. Early Saturday, resident say they saw winding columns of trucks and armored vehicles pour into the area. Some said they hadn’t seen soldiers on foot in their villages in decades. Communications were jammed for hours, as authorities seized control of two telephone exchanges. Military helicopters hovered overhead in a dozen villages concentrated near two border towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweyid, security officials said. Airstrikes targeted shacks believed to be gathering points of militants, they said. Soldiers later stormed homes searching for suspected fighters. “Successive strikes are aimed at causing paralysis of the militant groups and cutting communications between each other,” a security official said. “The offensive is carried out within a timeframe where there will be periods of calm for intelligence before resuming once again.” “We aim for cleansing the whole region of militants and prevent them from coming back,” he added. Other officials said two soldiers were killed in a nighttime attack by militants in the town of Sheikh Zuweyid in northern Sinai. The soldiers were there as part of the offensive. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to publicly brief journalists.

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Egyptian army soldiers sit on top of an armored personnel carrier on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.


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BUSINESS Brighter data points to Fed taper ahead of jobs report Agence France-Presse

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A woman uses her iPhone as she walks past an advertisement featuring iPhone cases. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier plans to sell Apple’s iPhone, reports said Friday, days ahead of the expected launch of the US firm’s addition to the popular smartphone.

Japan mobile leader to carry iPhone

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TOKYO - Japan’s biggest mobile carrier plans to sell Apple’s iPhone, reports said Friday, days ahead of the expected launch of the US firm’s addition to the popular smartphone. NTT Docomo is in the final stages of negotiations with Apple after losing millions of customers to its domestic rivals, which are way ahead in carrying the handset in Japan, the leading Nikkei business daily reported. The carrier could start selling the gadget as early as September 20, the Asahi newspaper said. The Japanese carrier is looking to reverse years of lost business as the iPhone soars in popularity, supplying a big boost for domestic rivals KDDI and SoftBank. Docomo, which has about 42 percent of the Japanese market, has lost more than 3.5 million sub-

scribers to rivals since 2008, when SoftBank first rolled out the iPhone in Japan, it added. There was no immediate comment Apple Japan. Friday’s report comes as Apple itself tries to recapture its own lost market share from South Korean rival Samsung and its Galaxy smartphone, which now dominates the multi-billion-dollar smartphone sector. And in a sign of its desire to make inroads in the lucrative Chinese market the US firm said it will hold an special event in Beijing on Wednesday, a day after it is expected to unveil its latest iPhone

in San Francisco. News of the Beijing media event has fuelled speculation that Apple has agreed a deal to supply the iPhone through China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier. Shares in Docomo, which would not confirm Friday’s reports, rose as much as 3.0 percent in early Tokyo trade Friday before easing slightly to sit 0.62 percent higher at 160,600 yen by the break. Apple’s global share of the lucrative smartphone market fell to 14.2 percent in the second quarter, while Samsung’s rose to 31.7 percent, according to a survey by US technology research firm Gartner.

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve looks increasingly poised to start tapering its massive bond-buying program after economic data pointing to an improving job market, the central bank’s top priority, economists said. Analysts and markets are keenly awaiting Friday’s official jobs report for August, as it will provide a key indicator for consideration when Fed policy makers meet in two weeks. The central bank has made clear that tapering of the bondbuying program depends on continued broad improvement in the economy, especially in unemployment which remains stubbornly high despite US growth. Any reduction in the Fed’s $85 billion a month bondbuying program will have repercussions on the global economy. Even talk of the Fed taper since the plan emerged in May has pushed US interest rates higher and sent capital fleeing from emerging markets. A slew of economic data Thursday showed slow but steady gains in employment. “Overall, the US labor market is improving and the pace is decent enough for the Fed to announce tapering at the September 17-18 meeting,” said Jennifer Lee of BMO Capital Markets. Payrolls firm ADP reported that private-sector job growth slowed in August but remained in line with the monthly average over the last 12 months. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics which helps produce the ADP report, said “it is steady as she goes in the job market.” “There is little evidence that fiscal austerity and health care reform have had a significant impact on the job market,” he said. Weekly unemployment claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, stayed on their downward track last week at the lowest level in nearly six years. “Claims continue to support the recent pace of employment growth, and the downward trend in unemployment,” said Jay Morelock, an economist at FTN Financial. “If tomorrow’s payroll report shows further improvement in the US labor market, expect the Fed to lean on this data as they head into their September meeting, increasing the likelihood tapering will begin in September,” Morelock said. The services sector, which accounts for most US economic activity, picked up pace in August, with businesses reporting improving orders and increased hiring, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday. The ISM’s purchasing managers index for the nonmanufacturing sector rose 2.6 points to 58.6, the highest level since the index was launched in January 2008. “The majority of respondents’ comments continue to be mostly positive about business conditions and the direction of the overall economy,” the ISM said. On Wall Street, long-term yields on US Treasurys jumped as investors sold the bonds in anticipation of a positive jobs report. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond surged to 2.97 percent from 2.90 percent Wednesday, while the 30-year yield hit 3.86 percent compared with 3.80 percent.

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Women legislative candidates not popular in public “It means gender equality in politics has not been achieved, because women still do not have the chance to compete equally,” the candidate for Regional Representatives Council, Dewa Ayu Putu Sri Wigunawati, said here on

Saturday. She also noted that the potential of women is equal with men, however, the patriarchal culture, such as in Bali, keeps women as second class citizens. “However, in the intellectual is-

sue, Balinese women are better now, whether based on educational levels or working ethics,” she said. Wigunawati said she should not be alone in her efforts to fight for the welfare of women and people who have not been assisted by

government programs, which motivated her to enter politics. “I want to fight for women and children who still live under the poverty line. Bali is now arguably one of the best economies, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, but in reality there are more people who live near the poverty line,” she said. She referred to Karangasem

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Festival as one of the media to improve the quality, quantity and the marketing of pearls in the domestic and international markets. “To protect the Indonesian pearl producer, MMAF has issued the Ministerial Regulation No.8 of 2013 on the Pearl Quality Control Logged into the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia,”said Sharif. Indonesia is a producer of South Sea pearls Pearl (SPS) de-

rived of Pinctada Maxima shells both naturally or cultured. The cultivation centers of Pinctada Maxima in Indonesia spread in a number areas, such as Lampung, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku, North Maluku and West Papua. “The Indonesian SPS is unique. It can be seen from its pearl’s color and its dazzling, eternal sparkle and so it’s

very popular in the international market, and is usually traded in the form of loose and jewelery,” explained Sharif. Pearl, Sharif continued, is one of the leading commodities of marine and fisheries sector. It’s proven by the market’s increasing demand and the year-to-year pearl’s price keeps increasing. Therefore, as the efforts to improve the competitiveness of the Indonesian pearls, MMAF is gladly excited

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DENPASAR - The presence of women in politics in Indonesia is not equal to men, as seen by their place on candidates’ lists, which remains below number three because of their lack of popularity.

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District, as an example, to show the inaccuracies in data, noting that in the sub-district of Kubu there are children suffering from malnutrition. “It means the level of sensitivity of village officials, reporting to the government has not been handled optimally. The health and welfare issues should be a top priority for the state,” she said.

to welcome the publication of Indonesian South Sea Pearl book in order to strengthen Indonesia’s South Sea Pearls branding domestically and internationally. “On this occasion, MMAF would like to wholeheartedly appreciate and congratulate the author of Indonesian South Sea Pearls book, Mrs. Ingrid Sutardjo and Mrs. Nunik Anurningsih as they promote the South Sea Pearls to the world,” conluded the Minister.

Indonesia supplies 43 percent of world’s pearl

NUSA DUA - Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of the South Sea Pearl with 43% of the world supply. Indonesia’s world trade value is ranked 9th with an export value of US$ 29.4 million or 2.07% of the total value of the world’s pearl export, which reaches US$ 1.4 billion. Indonesia’s trade value is still below Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia, Tahiti, USA, Switzerland and the UK. While the Indonesian pearl export destinations are Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, India, New Zealand and France. This was conveyed by the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif C. Sutardjo, at the PreLaunching of the Indonesian South Sea Pearls Book, in Nusa Dua, Bali, on September 7. Sharif asserted, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) is optimistic to be able to increase the value of pearl exports given Indonesia has and master the instrumental supporting factors, such as the area of cultivation, the labors, the equipment and technology supports. To realize these targets, the MMAF has completed six development projects; the oyster broodstock Center development in Karang Asem, Bali; The establishment of the Non-consumptive Product Development Directorate under the MMAF’s Directorate General of Processing and Marketing of Fishery Products (PMFP); the establishment of Indonesian Pearl Subcommission on the Fisheries Product Commission under the coordination of PMFP DG; the Initiative of the pearl Indonesian National Standards (SNI) Issuance which has now already been issued (ISO 4989:2011); the partnership between MMAF and Indonesian Asociation of Pearl Cultivation (ASBUMI) to annually conduct the Indonesia Pearls

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A number of officers extinguished fire when simulation excersice was held in fuel supply terminal Pesanggaran, Denpasar, Bali, on Friday (30/8). Simulation of disaster preparedness was held for officers of PT. Pertamina in protecting vital assets as well as readiness ahead of 2013 APEC summit that will be held in Bali on October.


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A demonstrator jumps over a small burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

Brazil protests disrupt Independence Day celebrations

Protesters in Brazil have disrupted Independence Day celebrations, demanding better public services and an end to corruption. In Rio de Janeiro, some 200 protesters interrupted the traditional Seventh of September military parade, shouting anti-government slogans. They clashed with police, who threw tear gas and arrested dozens of people. There were further clashes in the capital, Brasilia, where President Dilma Rousseff was giving a speech. She said there was “still a lot to be done” in Brazil and that there were “urgent problems to be addressed and the population has the right to demand changes”. But she said the country had “progressed as never before in the last few years”. The official ceremony went ahead without incident, but hundreds of demonstrators later clashed with police outside the Congress building. Demonstrators also attempted to make their voices heard outside the Mane Garrincha stadium ahead of a friendly match between the Brazilian football team and Australia.

Police presence in Brasilia Police prevented demonstrators from approaching the stadium where Brazil played in the capital Police stopped the march, which degenerated into violence. Some 50 arrests were made. Many demonstrators accused the police of using excessive force. “They never spoke to us. They came in in great numbers and began throwing tear gas canisters,” student Leticia Hellen told Agencia Brasil.

Tear gas In Rio, people who had gone to the parade with their families were caught up in the violence. “I never thought I would go through this. My God! In such a beautiful country,” said 63-year-old Josefa da Silva, who had been affected by tear gas.

The protests continued into the evening near the Rio de Janeiro state governor’s palace. Brazil protests in Rio de Janeiro Police used tear gas to try to disperse demonstrators in Rio’s city centre Police stopped demonstrators from approaching the building, in the Laranjeiras district, arresting some 50 people. Streets were blocked off for several hours and a metro station was closed due to the violence. Activists had used social media to call for protests in more than 150 cities. Most of them went ahead peacefully, but there were clashes in a number of other protests, including those in Fortaleza and Curitiba. In Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, police said around 2,000 people took part in a march calling for social justice.

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Last Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies A former bodyguard of Adolf Hitler who witnessed the Nazi dictator’s final hours has died in Germany aged 96. Rochus Misch was the last survivor from Hitler’s bunker in Berlin. The former SS man had operated the telephones in the bunker and had proudly reminisced about his wartime duties for the “boss”. He had called Hitler “a very normal man... he was no brute, he was no monster”, according to the Associated Press news agency. Rochus Misch interviewed in 2009 For five years, Misch was part of the Fuehrer’s inner circle, as a bodyguard, a courier and telephone operator. AP said that in his interview he stayed away from the central questions of guilt and responsibility, saying he knew nothing of the murder of six million Jews and that Hitler never brought up the Final Solution in his presence. “I knew about Dachau camp and about concentration camps in general,” he told the BBC in 2009. “But I had no idea of the scale. It wasn’t part of our conversations. The

Nuremberg Trial dealt with crimes committed by the Germans. “But you must remember there was never a war when crimes weren’t committed, and there never will be.”

‘I will never forget it’ Born in 1917 in the village of Alt Schalkowitz in what is today Poland, Misch was orphaned at an early age and grew up with his grandparents. He trained as a painter before joining the SS at the age of 20. He served in Poland in 1939 before being appointed to Hitler’s personal entourage. His first task for the Fuehrer was to deliver a letter his sister in Vienna. “In the Fuehrer’s entourage, strictly speaking, we were bodyguards,” Misch told the BBC. “When Hitler was travelling, between four and six of us would accompany him in a second car. But when we were at Hitler’s apartment in the Chancellery we also had other duties. “Two of us would always work as telephone operators. With a boss like Hitler, there were always plenty of phone calls.”

Miss World... From page 1 All of the contestants had arrived in Bali and been ready to represent their country to be the best. It was time for Indonesia to show off the beauty to the world through the Miss World 2013. “This is an opportunity for Indonesia to show off the beauty of nature, culture and the presence of Indonesian women in the eyes of the world,” said Liliana Tanoesoedibjo, Chairwoman of the Miss Indonesia Organization, Saturday (Sep 7). Further, it was said there was no doubt for the organizers of Miss World 2013 in the implementation of the big event and the first time in Indonesia. The goal was very clear where the Miss World 2013 would become a vehicle to talk about Indonesia in the international forum that Indonesia was safe, peaceful, beautiful and fertile. She asserted that Miss World 2013 in Indonesia would certainly fit the culture and norms existing in Indonesia, she added. Chief Executive Organizer of the Miss World Indonesia 2013, Nana Putra, said that Miss World this time themed ‘Bring Indonesia, Beauty to the World’ would be begun with the Opening Show in Bali. The opening took place at the Mangupura Ball Room at Westin Hotel Nusa Dua, Bali. It would combine the traditional music and dance by Bali local music artists such as Kompyang Raka, Rina Kecak Dance and Bali Agung Dancer with the appearance of 130 contestants

of the Miss World 2013. Besides, it would also be jazzed up with special performance by Novita Dewi, Mikha Angelo, Sean, Nu Dimension, Daniel Christanto, Lea Simanjuntak, Ungu and Rio Silaen Choir accompanied by music from the Oni ‘n’ Friends so that it made the opening into a spectacular work. Contestant of the Miss World 2013 had begun to arrive in Bali. Meanwhile, contestant of Indonesia, Vania Larissa, arrived in Bali on September 3 in conjunction with the arrival of the contestant from Singapore and South Sudan. As the ambassador to Indonesia, Vania with her golden voice was able to bring serious songs and claimed to have been well prepared to participate in the Miss World 2013, competing against over 100 other contestants. “I am very happy because I finally arrived in Bali and can no longer wait to socialize with contestants from various countries. My preparation is very steady and I beg your prayers,” said Vania. The Head of Production and Operation, Jhon Fair Kaune, said the preparation had been very mature, especially for the opening night or the Opening Ceremony of the Miss World 2013 held on September 8, 2013. Contestants had conducted various exercises for the opening night event, including practicing the Kipas Cendana Dance and dress fittings to be put on in the presentation on the stage of Top Model. (010/nik)

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Six people killed in toll road accident Antara

JAKARTA - Accident involving three cars that occurred in Jagorawi toll road, linking Jakarta and Bogor area, early Sunday left six people dead and nine others injured, police said. Head of public relations division of Jakarta metropolitan police, Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said here on Sunday that the accident involved “Lancer, Granmax” cars and “Avanza” minibus. The accident happened when a Lancer that ran in a high speed struck the fence separator of the road, turning on the opposite lane and also hit the GranMax car and Avanza minibus, he said. The fatalities were identified as Agus Kumara, Agus Wahyudi, Rikiaditia Santoso, Agus Surahman, Qomar and Nurmansyah. The other nine who suffered injuries are Wahyudi, Nugro, Abdul Qodir, Jauheri, Boby, Pardomuan, Pujo Widodo, Ahmad and Noval Samodra. The Lancer car was driven by Abdul Qodir,13 (son of a musician Ahmad Dhani), the police said, adding the Lancer’s driver allegedly lost his concentration on the occasion. According to the police, the Saturday night accident occurred at 1.45 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard time or WIB. The spokesperson of Meilia hospital in Cimanggis, Depok municipality, dr Deasy Sugesti, meanwhile told the press that five of the victims are still laid in state in the hospital. In addition, head of Bogor accident insurance company (Jasa Rahardja), Ichwan said that the hospitalized victims will receive Rp10 million at maximum each, while the deceased will get Rp25 million respectively.

RI trying to seek alternative solution to Syrian conflict Antara

JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Sunday Indonesia is trying to contribute to the peaceful settlement of Syrian conflict and prevent the use of military option in the country. “We have moral obligation to prevent humanitarian tragedy without intervening in Syria’s domestic affairs. As the US and Russian fleets have now come closer to Syria, we fear if they are not prevented they will endanger international security,” the President said shortly after arriving at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta from a week-long tour of three nations. Indonesia is pursuing diplomatic approaches as an alternative to peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict without having to resort to military force, he said. Any military option in Syria without a UN mandate is inappropriate, he said.

He added however that he will be realistic about the results of the diplomatic approaches since the Syrian conflict is an international issue which involves many countries and political interests. After all, Indonesia will not remain silent in responding to the Syrian conflict, he said. Earlier, Yudhoyono met with UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday to convey his views on Syria. Yudhoyono asked all parties to refrain from pursuing military options without a UN mandate to settle the Syrian conflict. He proposed three steps to help settle the Syrian conflict; first, ending the violence and bloodshed; second, ensuring the smooth distribution of much-needed humanitarian aid; and third, encouraging a political solution. Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indo-

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Accident involving three cars that occurred in Jagorawi toll road, linking Jakarta and Bogor area, early Sunday left six people dead and nine others injured, police said.

nesia’s largest Muslim organization, has expressed hope that Indonesia would play an active role in mediating the Syrian conflict by negotiating a peaceful settlement. “We hope President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono can act as a go-between in the conflict,” NU Chairman KH Said Aqil Siroj said on the sidelines of the organization’s plenary session at the Sains Al Quran University in Wonosobo, Central Java, on Saturday. As the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia must use its influence to prevent more humanitarian tragedies in Syria, he said. Indonesia should also act to prevent US-led military operations in Syria and to encourage all parties in the country to refrain from violence and settle their conflict through dialogs, he said. “There is still time to prevent more enormous humanitarian tragedies in Syria,” he noted.

More elite soldiers get jailed over prison murders Agence France-Presse

YOGYAKARTA - An Indonesian military tribunal Friday handed jail terms to four special forces soldiers for involvement in a plot to storm a prison and murder four inmates in a revenge killing. One soldier, who drove his comrades to the jail so they could launch the attack, was jailed for 15 months. The other three, who sought to cover up the crime, were sentenced to four months and 20 days each but will be released within days as they have been behind bars since April. It came a day after the court in Yogyakarta, on the main island of Java, handed sentences ranging from 21 months to 11 years to the eight members of the elite Kopassus unit who stormed the prison. Those killed in the March attack on the Cebongan prison in central Java were in custody accused of murdering one of the soldiers’ superior officers in a nightclub brawl.

The revenge killings sparked a public outcry and evoked dark memories of the three-decade dictatorship of Suharto who stepped down in 1998, when the army often acted with impunity. But the case also exposed deep divisions in the young democracy, with some supporting the soldiers for acting decisively against criminals, saying it was a stark contrast to the weak civilian courts and police. On Friday a three-judge panel at the military court found Second Sargeant Ikhmawan Suprapto, the driver, guilty of assisting in pre-meditated murder. “He is convincingly and legitimately guilty of assisting the pre-meditated murder,” presiding judge Lieutenant Colonel Joko Sasmito said. But the 15-month sentence fell short of the 18 months sought by prosecutors. His lawyer said he would appeal the sentence. The three others were convicted for failing to notify their superiors of the attack when they were aware of the plan.


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Sweden stuns Russia, Spain wins at Euro basket Associated Press Writer

Cucukan Beach IBP

GIANYAR - Cucukan Beach retains something unique. This beach has a magical power with capability of curing illnesses. By burying the body in the black sand, the pain will relieve. This beach is located at Cucukan Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, or about 7 km south of Gianyar and about 17 km east of Denpasar. Cucukan Beach is indeed not much different from other beaches owned by Gianyar. The beach area is clean, shaded by many trees and has an intense magical aura. Sea water is not too deep. The waves are not too big because breakwater has been installed in the sea. Therefore, it is good for bathing or just relaxing with family and beloved one. Its panorama is very fantastic. So, do not be surprised if the coastal region has been equipped with many hotels and villas. This advantage is already commonplace where Cucukan Beach has been known as the place to cure some diseases. They are starting from the sick of the palsy, stroke, leg weakness, and itchy skin. Cucukan Beach of-

fering tranquil and peaceful atmosphere is also widely taken advantage by Balinese people to hold purificatory rite or melukat. On Banyu Pinaruh, a holy day after celebration of Sarasvati, the people of Gianyar flock the beach and take a bath. From early morning until noon, the beach will look like a sea of people. Meanwhile, foreign tourists have different orientation. They prefer to use the power of waves for surfing activities. On that account, aside from the vendors of food and beverage, the beach is also equipped with the rental of surfing equipment. Tourists staying in Ubud such as those from Germany, Australia, Europe, Taiwan and Japan frequently visit the beach.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Sweden upset Russia 81-62 for its first win at the European basketball championship on Saturday. Russia, the Olympic bronze medalist last year and third-place finisher at the Euros two years ago, looks unlikely to make the second round after three straight defeats. Sweden is 1-2. Also, defending champion Spain limited the Czech Republic to two points in the final quarter and ran away with a 60-39 victory despite some poor shooting of its own. Slovenia stayed perfect by edging Georgia 72-68, while Greece also went 3-0 by beating winless Turkey 84-61. Italy cruised past Finland 62-44 in Koper, while Croatia let a seemingly secure lead slip away before holding on for a 74-70 victory over winless Poland in Celje. Jeffery Taylor scored 25 points to lead Sweden and NBA forward Jonas Jerebko added 22 points and 13 rebounds in the Group D game in Koper as their team pulled away in the final quarter. Trailing by a point, Taylor and Jerebko combined for 12 as Sweden went on a 16-3 run to open a 50-38 cushion. Sweden, starting with 17-year-old Ludvig Hakanson at point guard, overcame 22 turnovers and kept Russia to 3-for-17 from three-point range. The Swedes also controlled the boards, 44-31. Aleksey Shved had 15 points for Russia. Spain missed its last seven 3-point attempts and was almost as ineffective as the Czechs in the fourth - Spain outscored the Czechs 4-2 in the quarter until less than three minutes remained. Spain shot only 32 percent from the field, but the Czechs were even worse at 24 percent. The Czechs pulled within five late in the third quarter but Spain then clamped down on defense. Rudy Fernandez had 14 points and Ricky Rubio added 10 for Spain. Marc Gasol scored his only basket halfway into the third quarter but pulled down 10 rebounds. “We were terrible in the attack. Our defense wasn’t all that bad but the attack was miserable,” Czech guard Jiri Welsch said. Jan Vesely had seven points and 14 rebounds and Lubos Barton had 12 rebounds and five points for the Czechs, who fell to 1-2. Spain is 2-1 in Group C.

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A flame relume on the Olympic cauldron, which was used the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, during an event celebrating Tokyo being chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games, at the National Stadium in Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 8, 2013.

Tokyo celebrates win to host 2020 Olympics Associated Press Writer

TOKYO - Cheers and shouts of “Banzai!!” echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid despite concerns about a nuclear plant leaking radioactive water.

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Sweden’s Jeffery Taylor goes to dunk the ball during a EuroBasket European Basketball Championship Group D match against Russia at the Bonifika Arena, in Koper, Slovenia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Sweden won 81-62.

A slight favorite ahead of the International Olympic Committee’s vote in Beunos Aires, Argentina, Japan’s capital defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round. Madrid was eliminated in the first round. More than 1,200 dignitaries and Olympic athletes crammed into a convention hall in downtown Tokyo at 5 a.m. local time Sunday to usher in the start of the buildup for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Shouts of “Banzai” - a typical Japanese celebratory yell after big victories - filled the hall when the winning bid was confirmed. “This is a credit to the efforts of the entire nation,” said bid ambassador Saori Yoshida, a three-time gold medalist in women’s wrestling. “The chance to see the highest level of sport live is a great chance for everyone and as an Olympic athlete I’m

thrilled.” Tokyo, which promoted its bid as the reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty, had been on the defensive in the final days of the campaign because of mounting concerns over the leak of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. In the final presentation before the vote, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave the IOC assurances the Fukushima leak wasn’t a threat to Tokyo and took personal responsibility for keeping the games safe. Thousands of residents celebrated at Komazawa Olympic Stadium, a soccer venue when Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964. Across town in the Shibuya entertainment district, late-night revelers marked the occasion with cheers of “Nippon! Nippon!” Tokyo’s bid to host the 2016

Games was hampered by lukewarm public support, but that wasn’t a problem this time. Benefiting in part from Japan’s strong showing at the London Olympics, Tokyo had a 70 percent approval rating. “As a mother, I am thrilled that this will give the youth of Japan the chance to experience the thrill and the excitement of the Olympics,” said Wakako Tsuchida, who won the gold medal in the women’s 5,000 meters at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The news will also be welcome on the economic front. Abe’s “Abenomics strategy” is aiming to fuel a lasting recovery from years of stagnation. Japan’s economy grew a slower-than-expected 2.6 percent last quarter as companies wary over the prospects for a sustained recovery kept a tight rein on investment.


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Neymar stars as Brazil cruise in 6-0 assault Associated Press Writer

BRASILIA, Brazil — Neymar scored one goal and set up two more as Brazil defeated Australia 6-0 in a football friendly at Estadio Nacional on Saturday. Jo bagged a double, both within the first half hour, and Ramires, Pato and Luiz Gustavo also scored to equal Brazil’s highest score against Australia from the 1997 Confederations Cup final. Australia never looked like troubling Brazil, which dominated possession and capitalized on a sleepy defense. Before the match, Brazil midfielder Oscar was ruled out due to an ankle injury in training, which is sure to concern his Chelsea club boss Jose Mourinho, and just before halftime, Brazil and Real Madrid

left back Marcelo was stretchered off with a left hamstring injury. The floodgates opened in the eighth minute when striker Jo scored after Neymar ’s cross to Bernard ricocheted off the woodwork, only to rebound to Jo. Jo doubled his tally in the 31st, beating Australia skipper Lucas Neil. Neymar went close to scoring in the 22nd after dancing around three defenders within the penalty box, and didn’t miss in the 35th in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer to record Brazil’s third. The goal was Neymar’s 25th in 41

caps. In the second half, Ramires headed in a cross from Maxwell in the 58th, and Brazil took its foot off the pedal until the 71st, when Pato, set up by Neymar, scored. It was the first time Schwarzer has conceded more than four goals on international duty. It was his 109th appearance. The best, and last, goal came in the 81st from first-time scorer Luiz Gustavo, who chested the ball down, ran wide to the left and fired into the top left corner from well outside the box.

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Brazil’s Neymar, left, scores past Australia’s goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer during a friendly soccer match in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

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Sturridge ruled out of EnglandUkraine qualifier

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Hit by bans, U.S. coach Klinsmann calls in four for Mexico

Tena takes over as Mexico coach after home loss

MEXICO CITY — Luis Fernando Tena took over as Mexico coach on Saturday hours after an embarrassing home loss to Honduras in World Cup qualifying ended the two-year tenure of Jose Manuel De la Torre. Mexico lost 2-1 to Honduras on Friday, and De la Torre was fired soon after the second ever loss in World Cup qualifying matches at Estadio Azteca. The first was in 2001 when Costa Rica won a match remembered in Mexico as the “Aztecazo.” Tena, who was one of De la Torre’s top assistants, won the Mexican league twice and guided Mexico to the gold medal at the London Olympics, one of the biggest sports achievements in Mexico’s history. It was Mexico’s first Olympic medal in team sports since a bronze in basketball in 1936. “Every coach wants to manage the national team, but not under these circumstances. They’re not ideal because a friend, a boss has to go,” Tena said at a news conference. “These are not the perfect conditions because the standings are saying that we are in a very tough spot.” Mexican Football Association president Justino Compean said Tena was guaranteed managing only the game against the U.S. on Tuesday at Columbus, Ohio.

LONDON — Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday after failing to recover from a thigh injury. It leaves England without its three leading strikers — the injured Wayne Rooney, suspended Danny Welbeck and Sturridge — for a match that will be crucial in determining which team finishes top of Group H and automatically qualifies for next summer’s finals in Brazil. Sturridge missed the 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday and returned to Liverpool for treatment on an injury that had been affecting him for more than a week. England coach Roy Hodgson will not be calling up any replacements, meaning he is likely to start with Rickie Lambert up front in Kiev. Rooney is out after sustaining a deep cut to his forehead. England tops the group, a point ahead of Ukraine with three matches left.

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Nigeria’s Victor Moses (C) is chased for the ball by Malawi’s Mzava Limbikani (L) during their 2014 World Cup qualifying match in Calabar September 7, 2013.

Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia make WCup playoffs

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Nigeria, Senegal and surprise package Ethiopia reached the final playoffs for the World Cup after winning lastround group games on Saturday. Tunisia crashed out and will miss Brazil 2014 after being shocked at home by Cape Verde Islands. The North Africans saw their World Cup dream disappear at the very end of the main qualifying competition with a painful 2-0 loss in Rades, and the Cape Verdeans continued their breakthrough year after playing in their first African Cup at the start of 2013. Burkina Faso also kept its hopes of playing in Brazil alive by beating Gabon and overtaking Republic of Congo late in the race to make the decisive 10-team ties starting next month. Five teams will eventually emerge from those playoffs in October and November to represent Africa at world football’s showpiece. The five countries that qualified Saturday joined top-ranked African team Ivory Coast, Egypt and Algeria, who had already won their groups, and Ghana, which progressed on Friday. Cameroon and Libya face off in a last winner-take-all game in Yaounde on Sunday for the final playoff spot. African champion Nigeria saw off Malawi 2-0 in Calabar through goals early in the second half from Europe-based forwards Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses, ending a

tense standoff between the countries in the leadup to the game. Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet reported Nigeria rival Stephen Keshi to FIFA over alleged racist comments ahead of their matchup to decide Group F. Ethiopia came from behind with two second-half goals to win 2-1 over Central African Republic in neutral Republic of Congo to qualify from Group A, eliminating 2010 World Cup host South Africa, which beat Botswana 4-1 in vain. Ethiopia’s winner came, ironically, from Minyahile Beyene, the player whose presence in an earlier qualifier while suspended led to Ethiopia forfeiting a game and having its progression put on hold. The victory in Brazzaville sparked wild celebrations back home in Ethiopia, which has never played at the World Cup despite being one of the founding members of African football. The football-mad East African nation is now one tie away from the biggest stage, while the last World Cup host is out. “If I take a step backwards, I don’t think anybody is to blame for us not qualifying,” South Africa coach Gordon Igesund said. Tunisia led Group B and was overwhelming favorite to qualify, needing just a draw at home to Cape Verde. But the islanders scored twice in the first half and the Tunisians couldn’t come back, resulting in coach Nabil Maaloul saying he would resign after his team

was booed by its own fans for the final 10 minutes. “We were out of it,” a dejected Maaloul said. “The players weren’t able to respond to the Cape Verde team, which was better than us. This was my final game as national coach.” Senegal did avoid a surprise loss to Uganda in neutral Marrakech to qualify, and clinched a 1-0 victory late on with Sadio Mane’s 84th-minute winner. Like Cape Verde, African Cup runner-up Burkina Faso leapfrogged Republic of Congo with a precious Prejuce Nakoulma strike to beat Gabon 1-0. Republic of Congo’s 2-2 draw with Niger in Niamey proved costly as it surrendered the lead and qualifying position from Group E by a single point to the Burkinabes, who now have a chance at the World Cup, continuing a memorable year after they surprisingly made the African Cup final in February. Ivory Coast had already made it to the playoffs before a 1-1 draw with Morocco in Abidjan, where Didier Drogba hit an 83rd-minute penalty to scrape a draw for the Ivorians. Ghana qualified on Friday by edging out Zambia, while Egypt and Algeria also are already through before their final group games Tuesday. Sierra Leone beat Equatorial Guinea 3-2, Gambia beat Tanzania 2-0 and Angola won 4-1 over Liberia in other games Saturday that had no effect on Africa’s decisive playoffs.

United States coach Juergen Klinsmann was forced to bring in four replacements to his squad for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio. Striker Jozy Altidore and defenders Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron all picked up yellow cards in Friday’s 3-1 defeat in Costa Rica to be banned for the clash with ‘El Tri’. Midfielder Michael Bradley has also been ruled out after suffering a left ankle sprain during warmups prior to the start of the match. Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona, Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis, San Jose Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson and Tigres midfielder Jose Torres have all been given the call by Klinsmann. U.S. Soccer also announced that Hertha Berlin central defender John Brooks has been released back to his club. The United States are a point behind Costa Rica in qualifying while Mexico are in fourth place, outside the automatic qualification slots on eight points in the final stage six-team group. On Saturday, Mexico sacked coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre after Friday’s loss to Honduras which dented their hopes of qualifying. Luis Fernando Tena, who coached the gold medal-winning Mexico team at the London Olympics, has been handed the job and will take charge on Tuesday.

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U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann reacts during their international friendly soccer match against Bosnia in Sarajevo August 14, 2013.


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Neymar stars as Brazil cruise in 6-0 assault Associated Press Writer

BRASILIA, Brazil — Neymar scored one goal and set up two more as Brazil defeated Australia 6-0 in a football friendly at Estadio Nacional on Saturday. Jo bagged a double, both within the first half hour, and Ramires, Pato and Luiz Gustavo also scored to equal Brazil’s highest score against Australia from the 1997 Confederations Cup final. Australia never looked like troubling Brazil, which dominated possession and capitalized on a sleepy defense. Before the match, Brazil midfielder Oscar was ruled out due to an ankle injury in training, which is sure to concern his Chelsea club boss Jose Mourinho, and just before halftime, Brazil and Real Madrid

left back Marcelo was stretchered off with a left hamstring injury. The floodgates opened in the eighth minute when striker Jo scored after Neymar ’s cross to Bernard ricocheted off the woodwork, only to rebound to Jo. Jo doubled his tally in the 31st, beating Australia skipper Lucas Neil. Neymar went close to scoring in the 22nd after dancing around three defenders within the penalty box, and didn’t miss in the 35th in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer to record Brazil’s third. The goal was Neymar’s 25th in 41

caps. In the second half, Ramires headed in a cross from Maxwell in the 58th, and Brazil took its foot off the pedal until the 71st, when Pato, set up by Neymar, scored. It was the first time Schwarzer has conceded more than four goals on international duty. It was his 109th appearance. The best, and last, goal came in the 81st from first-time scorer Luiz Gustavo, who chested the ball down, ran wide to the left and fired into the top left corner from well outside the box.

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Brazil’s Neymar, left, scores past Australia’s goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer during a friendly soccer match in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

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Sturridge ruled out of EnglandUkraine qualifier

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Hit by bans, U.S. coach Klinsmann calls in four for Mexico

Tena takes over as Mexico coach after home loss

MEXICO CITY — Luis Fernando Tena took over as Mexico coach on Saturday hours after an embarrassing home loss to Honduras in World Cup qualifying ended the two-year tenure of Jose Manuel De la Torre. Mexico lost 2-1 to Honduras on Friday, and De la Torre was fired soon after the second ever loss in World Cup qualifying matches at Estadio Azteca. The first was in 2001 when Costa Rica won a match remembered in Mexico as the “Aztecazo.” Tena, who was one of De la Torre’s top assistants, won the Mexican league twice and guided Mexico to the gold medal at the London Olympics, one of the biggest sports achievements in Mexico’s history. It was Mexico’s first Olympic medal in team sports since a bronze in basketball in 1936. “Every coach wants to manage the national team, but not under these circumstances. They’re not ideal because a friend, a boss has to go,” Tena said at a news conference. “These are not the perfect conditions because the standings are saying that we are in a very tough spot.” Mexican Football Association president Justino Compean said Tena was guaranteed managing only the game against the U.S. on Tuesday at Columbus, Ohio.

LONDON — Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday after failing to recover from a thigh injury. It leaves England without its three leading strikers — the injured Wayne Rooney, suspended Danny Welbeck and Sturridge — for a match that will be crucial in determining which team finishes top of Group H and automatically qualifies for next summer’s finals in Brazil. Sturridge missed the 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday and returned to Liverpool for treatment on an injury that had been affecting him for more than a week. England coach Roy Hodgson will not be calling up any replacements, meaning he is likely to start with Rickie Lambert up front in Kiev. Rooney is out after sustaining a deep cut to his forehead. England tops the group, a point ahead of Ukraine with three matches left.

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Nigeria’s Victor Moses (C) is chased for the ball by Malawi’s Mzava Limbikani (L) during their 2014 World Cup qualifying match in Calabar September 7, 2013.

Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia make WCup playoffs

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Nigeria, Senegal and surprise package Ethiopia reached the final playoffs for the World Cup after winning lastround group games on Saturday. Tunisia crashed out and will miss Brazil 2014 after being shocked at home by Cape Verde Islands. The North Africans saw their World Cup dream disappear at the very end of the main qualifying competition with a painful 2-0 loss in Rades, and the Cape Verdeans continued their breakthrough year after playing in their first African Cup at the start of 2013. Burkina Faso also kept its hopes of playing in Brazil alive by beating Gabon and overtaking Republic of Congo late in the race to make the decisive 10-team ties starting next month. Five teams will eventually emerge from those playoffs in October and November to represent Africa at world football’s showpiece. The five countries that qualified Saturday joined top-ranked African team Ivory Coast, Egypt and Algeria, who had already won their groups, and Ghana, which progressed on Friday. Cameroon and Libya face off in a last winner-take-all game in Yaounde on Sunday for the final playoff spot. African champion Nigeria saw off Malawi 2-0 in Calabar through goals early in the second half from Europe-based forwards Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses, ending a

tense standoff between the countries in the leadup to the game. Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet reported Nigeria rival Stephen Keshi to FIFA over alleged racist comments ahead of their matchup to decide Group F. Ethiopia came from behind with two second-half goals to win 2-1 over Central African Republic in neutral Republic of Congo to qualify from Group A, eliminating 2010 World Cup host South Africa, which beat Botswana 4-1 in vain. Ethiopia’s winner came, ironically, from Minyahile Beyene, the player whose presence in an earlier qualifier while suspended led to Ethiopia forfeiting a game and having its progression put on hold. The victory in Brazzaville sparked wild celebrations back home in Ethiopia, which has never played at the World Cup despite being one of the founding members of African football. The football-mad East African nation is now one tie away from the biggest stage, while the last World Cup host is out. “If I take a step backwards, I don’t think anybody is to blame for us not qualifying,” South Africa coach Gordon Igesund said. Tunisia led Group B and was overwhelming favorite to qualify, needing just a draw at home to Cape Verde. But the islanders scored twice in the first half and the Tunisians couldn’t come back, resulting in coach Nabil Maaloul saying he would resign after his team

was booed by its own fans for the final 10 minutes. “We were out of it,” a dejected Maaloul said. “The players weren’t able to respond to the Cape Verde team, which was better than us. This was my final game as national coach.” Senegal did avoid a surprise loss to Uganda in neutral Marrakech to qualify, and clinched a 1-0 victory late on with Sadio Mane’s 84th-minute winner. Like Cape Verde, African Cup runner-up Burkina Faso leapfrogged Republic of Congo with a precious Prejuce Nakoulma strike to beat Gabon 1-0. Republic of Congo’s 2-2 draw with Niger in Niamey proved costly as it surrendered the lead and qualifying position from Group E by a single point to the Burkinabes, who now have a chance at the World Cup, continuing a memorable year after they surprisingly made the African Cup final in February. Ivory Coast had already made it to the playoffs before a 1-1 draw with Morocco in Abidjan, where Didier Drogba hit an 83rd-minute penalty to scrape a draw for the Ivorians. Ghana qualified on Friday by edging out Zambia, while Egypt and Algeria also are already through before their final group games Tuesday. Sierra Leone beat Equatorial Guinea 3-2, Gambia beat Tanzania 2-0 and Angola won 4-1 over Liberia in other games Saturday that had no effect on Africa’s decisive playoffs.

United States coach Juergen Klinsmann was forced to bring in four replacements to his squad for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio. Striker Jozy Altidore and defenders Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron all picked up yellow cards in Friday’s 3-1 defeat in Costa Rica to be banned for the clash with ‘El Tri’. Midfielder Michael Bradley has also been ruled out after suffering a left ankle sprain during warmups prior to the start of the match. Tijuana midfielder Joe Corona, Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis, San Jose Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson and Tigres midfielder Jose Torres have all been given the call by Klinsmann. U.S. Soccer also announced that Hertha Berlin central defender John Brooks has been released back to his club. The United States are a point behind Costa Rica in qualifying while Mexico are in fourth place, outside the automatic qualification slots on eight points in the final stage six-team group. On Saturday, Mexico sacked coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre after Friday’s loss to Honduras which dented their hopes of qualifying. Luis Fernando Tena, who coached the gold medal-winning Mexico team at the London Olympics, has been handed the job and will take charge on Tuesday.

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U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann reacts during their international friendly soccer match against Bosnia in Sarajevo August 14, 2013.


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Sweden stuns Russia, Spain wins at Euro basket Associated Press Writer

Cucukan Beach IBP

GIANYAR - Cucukan Beach retains something unique. This beach has a magical power with capability of curing illnesses. By burying the body in the black sand, the pain will relieve. This beach is located at Cucukan Village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, or about 7 km south of Gianyar and about 17 km east of Denpasar. Cucukan Beach is indeed not much different from other beaches owned by Gianyar. The beach area is clean, shaded by many trees and has an intense magical aura. Sea water is not too deep. The waves are not too big because breakwater has been installed in the sea. Therefore, it is good for bathing or just relaxing with family and beloved one. Its panorama is very fantastic. So, do not be surprised if the coastal region has been equipped with many hotels and villas. This advantage is already commonplace where Cucukan Beach has been known as the place to cure some diseases. They are starting from the sick of the palsy, stroke, leg weakness, and itchy skin. Cucukan Beach of-

fering tranquil and peaceful atmosphere is also widely taken advantage by Balinese people to hold purificatory rite or melukat. On Banyu Pinaruh, a holy day after celebration of Sarasvati, the people of Gianyar flock the beach and take a bath. From early morning until noon, the beach will look like a sea of people. Meanwhile, foreign tourists have different orientation. They prefer to use the power of waves for surfing activities. On that account, aside from the vendors of food and beverage, the beach is also equipped with the rental of surfing equipment. Tourists staying in Ubud such as those from Germany, Australia, Europe, Taiwan and Japan frequently visit the beach.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Sweden upset Russia 81-62 for its first win at the European basketball championship on Saturday. Russia, the Olympic bronze medalist last year and third-place finisher at the Euros two years ago, looks unlikely to make the second round after three straight defeats. Sweden is 1-2. Also, defending champion Spain limited the Czech Republic to two points in the final quarter and ran away with a 60-39 victory despite some poor shooting of its own. Slovenia stayed perfect by edging Georgia 72-68, while Greece also went 3-0 by beating winless Turkey 84-61. Italy cruised past Finland 62-44 in Koper, while Croatia let a seemingly secure lead slip away before holding on for a 74-70 victory over winless Poland in Celje. Jeffery Taylor scored 25 points to lead Sweden and NBA forward Jonas Jerebko added 22 points and 13 rebounds in the Group D game in Koper as their team pulled away in the final quarter. Trailing by a point, Taylor and Jerebko combined for 12 as Sweden went on a 16-3 run to open a 50-38 cushion. Sweden, starting with 17-year-old Ludvig Hakanson at point guard, overcame 22 turnovers and kept Russia to 3-for-17 from three-point range. The Swedes also controlled the boards, 44-31. Aleksey Shved had 15 points for Russia. Spain missed its last seven 3-point attempts and was almost as ineffective as the Czechs in the fourth - Spain outscored the Czechs 4-2 in the quarter until less than three minutes remained. Spain shot only 32 percent from the field, but the Czechs were even worse at 24 percent. The Czechs pulled within five late in the third quarter but Spain then clamped down on defense. Rudy Fernandez had 14 points and Ricky Rubio added 10 for Spain. Marc Gasol scored his only basket halfway into the third quarter but pulled down 10 rebounds. “We were terrible in the attack. Our defense wasn’t all that bad but the attack was miserable,” Czech guard Jiri Welsch said. Jan Vesely had seven points and 14 rebounds and Lubos Barton had 12 rebounds and five points for the Czechs, who fell to 1-2. Spain is 2-1 in Group C.

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A flame relume on the Olympic cauldron, which was used the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, during an event celebrating Tokyo being chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games, at the National Stadium in Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 8, 2013.

Tokyo celebrates win to host 2020 Olympics Associated Press Writer

TOKYO - Cheers and shouts of “Banzai!!” echoed across Tokyo just after sunrise as thousands of people started celebrating the city’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating rivals Istanbul and Madrid despite concerns about a nuclear plant leaking radioactive water.

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Sweden’s Jeffery Taylor goes to dunk the ball during a EuroBasket European Basketball Championship Group D match against Russia at the Bonifika Arena, in Koper, Slovenia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Sweden won 81-62.

A slight favorite ahead of the International Olympic Committee’s vote in Beunos Aires, Argentina, Japan’s capital defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round. Madrid was eliminated in the first round. More than 1,200 dignitaries and Olympic athletes crammed into a convention hall in downtown Tokyo at 5 a.m. local time Sunday to usher in the start of the buildup for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Shouts of “Banzai” - a typical Japanese celebratory yell after big victories - filled the hall when the winning bid was confirmed. “This is a credit to the efforts of the entire nation,” said bid ambassador Saori Yoshida, a three-time gold medalist in women’s wrestling. “The chance to see the highest level of sport live is a great chance for everyone and as an Olympic athlete I’m

thrilled.” Tokyo, which promoted its bid as the reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty, had been on the defensive in the final days of the campaign because of mounting concerns over the leak of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. In the final presentation before the vote, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave the IOC assurances the Fukushima leak wasn’t a threat to Tokyo and took personal responsibility for keeping the games safe. Thousands of residents celebrated at Komazawa Olympic Stadium, a soccer venue when Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964. Across town in the Shibuya entertainment district, late-night revelers marked the occasion with cheers of “Nippon! Nippon!” Tokyo’s bid to host the 2016

Games was hampered by lukewarm public support, but that wasn’t a problem this time. Benefiting in part from Japan’s strong showing at the London Olympics, Tokyo had a 70 percent approval rating. “As a mother, I am thrilled that this will give the youth of Japan the chance to experience the thrill and the excitement of the Olympics,” said Wakako Tsuchida, who won the gold medal in the women’s 5,000 meters at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The news will also be welcome on the economic front. Abe’s “Abenomics strategy” is aiming to fuel a lasting recovery from years of stagnation. Japan’s economy grew a slower-than-expected 2.6 percent last quarter as companies wary over the prospects for a sustained recovery kept a tight rein on investment.


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A demonstrator jumps over a small burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

Brazil protests disrupt Independence Day celebrations

Protesters in Brazil have disrupted Independence Day celebrations, demanding better public services and an end to corruption. In Rio de Janeiro, some 200 protesters interrupted the traditional Seventh of September military parade, shouting anti-government slogans. They clashed with police, who threw tear gas and arrested dozens of people. There were further clashes in the capital, Brasilia, where President Dilma Rousseff was giving a speech. She said there was “still a lot to be done” in Brazil and that there were “urgent problems to be addressed and the population has the right to demand changes”. But she said the country had “progressed as never before in the last few years”. The official ceremony went ahead without incident, but hundreds of demonstrators later clashed with police outside the Congress building. Demonstrators also attempted to make their voices heard outside the Mane Garrincha stadium ahead of a friendly match between the Brazilian football team and Australia.

Police presence in Brasilia Police prevented demonstrators from approaching the stadium where Brazil played in the capital Police stopped the march, which degenerated into violence. Some 50 arrests were made. Many demonstrators accused the police of using excessive force. “They never spoke to us. They came in in great numbers and began throwing tear gas canisters,” student Leticia Hellen told Agencia Brasil.

Tear gas In Rio, people who had gone to the parade with their families were caught up in the violence. “I never thought I would go through this. My God! In such a beautiful country,” said 63-year-old Josefa da Silva, who had been affected by tear gas.

The protests continued into the evening near the Rio de Janeiro state governor’s palace. Brazil protests in Rio de Janeiro Police used tear gas to try to disperse demonstrators in Rio’s city centre Police stopped demonstrators from approaching the building, in the Laranjeiras district, arresting some 50 people. Streets were blocked off for several hours and a metro station was closed due to the violence. Activists had used social media to call for protests in more than 150 cities. Most of them went ahead peacefully, but there were clashes in a number of other protests, including those in Fortaleza and Curitiba. In Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, police said around 2,000 people took part in a march calling for social justice.

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Last Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies A former bodyguard of Adolf Hitler who witnessed the Nazi dictator’s final hours has died in Germany aged 96. Rochus Misch was the last survivor from Hitler’s bunker in Berlin. The former SS man had operated the telephones in the bunker and had proudly reminisced about his wartime duties for the “boss”. He had called Hitler “a very normal man... he was no brute, he was no monster”, according to the Associated Press news agency. Rochus Misch interviewed in 2009 For five years, Misch was part of the Fuehrer’s inner circle, as a bodyguard, a courier and telephone operator. AP said that in his interview he stayed away from the central questions of guilt and responsibility, saying he knew nothing of the murder of six million Jews and that Hitler never brought up the Final Solution in his presence. “I knew about Dachau camp and about concentration camps in general,” he told the BBC in 2009. “But I had no idea of the scale. It wasn’t part of our conversations. The

Nuremberg Trial dealt with crimes committed by the Germans. “But you must remember there was never a war when crimes weren’t committed, and there never will be.”

‘I will never forget it’ Born in 1917 in the village of Alt Schalkowitz in what is today Poland, Misch was orphaned at an early age and grew up with his grandparents. He trained as a painter before joining the SS at the age of 20. He served in Poland in 1939 before being appointed to Hitler’s personal entourage. His first task for the Fuehrer was to deliver a letter his sister in Vienna. “In the Fuehrer’s entourage, strictly speaking, we were bodyguards,” Misch told the BBC. “When Hitler was travelling, between four and six of us would accompany him in a second car. But when we were at Hitler’s apartment in the Chancellery we also had other duties. “Two of us would always work as telephone operators. With a boss like Hitler, there were always plenty of phone calls.”

Miss World... From page 1 All of the contestants had arrived in Bali and been ready to represent their country to be the best. It was time for Indonesia to show off the beauty to the world through the Miss World 2013. “This is an opportunity for Indonesia to show off the beauty of nature, culture and the presence of Indonesian women in the eyes of the world,” said Liliana Tanoesoedibjo, Chairwoman of the Miss Indonesia Organization, Saturday (Sep 7). Further, it was said there was no doubt for the organizers of Miss World 2013 in the implementation of the big event and the first time in Indonesia. The goal was very clear where the Miss World 2013 would become a vehicle to talk about Indonesia in the international forum that Indonesia was safe, peaceful, beautiful and fertile. She asserted that Miss World 2013 in Indonesia would certainly fit the culture and norms existing in Indonesia, she added. Chief Executive Organizer of the Miss World Indonesia 2013, Nana Putra, said that Miss World this time themed ‘Bring Indonesia, Beauty to the World’ would be begun with the Opening Show in Bali. The opening took place at the Mangupura Ball Room at Westin Hotel Nusa Dua, Bali. It would combine the traditional music and dance by Bali local music artists such as Kompyang Raka, Rina Kecak Dance and Bali Agung Dancer with the appearance of 130 contestants

of the Miss World 2013. Besides, it would also be jazzed up with special performance by Novita Dewi, Mikha Angelo, Sean, Nu Dimension, Daniel Christanto, Lea Simanjuntak, Ungu and Rio Silaen Choir accompanied by music from the Oni ‘n’ Friends so that it made the opening into a spectacular work. Contestant of the Miss World 2013 had begun to arrive in Bali. Meanwhile, contestant of Indonesia, Vania Larissa, arrived in Bali on September 3 in conjunction with the arrival of the contestant from Singapore and South Sudan. As the ambassador to Indonesia, Vania with her golden voice was able to bring serious songs and claimed to have been well prepared to participate in the Miss World 2013, competing against over 100 other contestants. “I am very happy because I finally arrived in Bali and can no longer wait to socialize with contestants from various countries. My preparation is very steady and I beg your prayers,” said Vania. The Head of Production and Operation, Jhon Fair Kaune, said the preparation had been very mature, especially for the opening night or the Opening Ceremony of the Miss World 2013 held on September 8, 2013. Contestants had conducted various exercises for the opening night event, including practicing the Kipas Cendana Dance and dress fittings to be put on in the presentation on the stage of Top Model. (010/nik)

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Six people killed in toll road accident Antara

JAKARTA - Accident involving three cars that occurred in Jagorawi toll road, linking Jakarta and Bogor area, early Sunday left six people dead and nine others injured, police said. Head of public relations division of Jakarta metropolitan police, Senior Commissioner Rikwanto said here on Sunday that the accident involved “Lancer, Granmax” cars and “Avanza” minibus. The accident happened when a Lancer that ran in a high speed struck the fence separator of the road, turning on the opposite lane and also hit the GranMax car and Avanza minibus, he said. The fatalities were identified as Agus Kumara, Agus Wahyudi, Rikiaditia Santoso, Agus Surahman, Qomar and Nurmansyah. The other nine who suffered injuries are Wahyudi, Nugro, Abdul Qodir, Jauheri, Boby, Pardomuan, Pujo Widodo, Ahmad and Noval Samodra. The Lancer car was driven by Abdul Qodir,13 (son of a musician Ahmad Dhani), the police said, adding the Lancer’s driver allegedly lost his concentration on the occasion. According to the police, the Saturday night accident occurred at 1.45 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard time or WIB. The spokesperson of Meilia hospital in Cimanggis, Depok municipality, dr Deasy Sugesti, meanwhile told the press that five of the victims are still laid in state in the hospital. In addition, head of Bogor accident insurance company (Jasa Rahardja), Ichwan said that the hospitalized victims will receive Rp10 million at maximum each, while the deceased will get Rp25 million respectively.

RI trying to seek alternative solution to Syrian conflict Antara

JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Sunday Indonesia is trying to contribute to the peaceful settlement of Syrian conflict and prevent the use of military option in the country. “We have moral obligation to prevent humanitarian tragedy without intervening in Syria’s domestic affairs. As the US and Russian fleets have now come closer to Syria, we fear if they are not prevented they will endanger international security,” the President said shortly after arriving at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta from a week-long tour of three nations. Indonesia is pursuing diplomatic approaches as an alternative to peaceful settlement of the Syrian conflict without having to resort to military force, he said. Any military option in Syria without a UN mandate is inappropriate, he said.

He added however that he will be realistic about the results of the diplomatic approaches since the Syrian conflict is an international issue which involves many countries and political interests. After all, Indonesia will not remain silent in responding to the Syrian conflict, he said. Earlier, Yudhoyono met with UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday to convey his views on Syria. Yudhoyono asked all parties to refrain from pursuing military options without a UN mandate to settle the Syrian conflict. He proposed three steps to help settle the Syrian conflict; first, ending the violence and bloodshed; second, ensuring the smooth distribution of much-needed humanitarian aid; and third, encouraging a political solution. Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indo-

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Accident involving three cars that occurred in Jagorawi toll road, linking Jakarta and Bogor area, early Sunday left six people dead and nine others injured, police said.

nesia’s largest Muslim organization, has expressed hope that Indonesia would play an active role in mediating the Syrian conflict by negotiating a peaceful settlement. “We hope President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono can act as a go-between in the conflict,” NU Chairman KH Said Aqil Siroj said on the sidelines of the organization’s plenary session at the Sains Al Quran University in Wonosobo, Central Java, on Saturday. As the world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia must use its influence to prevent more humanitarian tragedies in Syria, he said. Indonesia should also act to prevent US-led military operations in Syria and to encourage all parties in the country to refrain from violence and settle their conflict through dialogs, he said. “There is still time to prevent more enormous humanitarian tragedies in Syria,” he noted.

More elite soldiers get jailed over prison murders Agence France-Presse

YOGYAKARTA - An Indonesian military tribunal Friday handed jail terms to four special forces soldiers for involvement in a plot to storm a prison and murder four inmates in a revenge killing. One soldier, who drove his comrades to the jail so they could launch the attack, was jailed for 15 months. The other three, who sought to cover up the crime, were sentenced to four months and 20 days each but will be released within days as they have been behind bars since April. It came a day after the court in Yogyakarta, on the main island of Java, handed sentences ranging from 21 months to 11 years to the eight members of the elite Kopassus unit who stormed the prison. Those killed in the March attack on the Cebongan prison in central Java were in custody accused of murdering one of the soldiers’ superior officers in a nightclub brawl.

The revenge killings sparked a public outcry and evoked dark memories of the three-decade dictatorship of Suharto who stepped down in 1998, when the army often acted with impunity. But the case also exposed deep divisions in the young democracy, with some supporting the soldiers for acting decisively against criminals, saying it was a stark contrast to the weak civilian courts and police. On Friday a three-judge panel at the military court found Second Sargeant Ikhmawan Suprapto, the driver, guilty of assisting in pre-meditated murder. “He is convincingly and legitimately guilty of assisting the pre-meditated murder,” presiding judge Lieutenant Colonel Joko Sasmito said. But the 15-month sentence fell short of the 18 months sought by prosecutors. His lawyer said he would appeal the sentence. The three others were convicted for failing to notify their superiors of the attack when they were aware of the plan.


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BUSINESS Brighter data points to Fed taper ahead of jobs report Agence France-Presse

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A woman uses her iPhone as she walks past an advertisement featuring iPhone cases. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier plans to sell Apple’s iPhone, reports said Friday, days ahead of the expected launch of the US firm’s addition to the popular smartphone.

Japan mobile leader to carry iPhone

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TOKYO - Japan’s biggest mobile carrier plans to sell Apple’s iPhone, reports said Friday, days ahead of the expected launch of the US firm’s addition to the popular smartphone. NTT Docomo is in the final stages of negotiations with Apple after losing millions of customers to its domestic rivals, which are way ahead in carrying the handset in Japan, the leading Nikkei business daily reported. The carrier could start selling the gadget as early as September 20, the Asahi newspaper said. The Japanese carrier is looking to reverse years of lost business as the iPhone soars in popularity, supplying a big boost for domestic rivals KDDI and SoftBank. Docomo, which has about 42 percent of the Japanese market, has lost more than 3.5 million sub-

scribers to rivals since 2008, when SoftBank first rolled out the iPhone in Japan, it added. There was no immediate comment Apple Japan. Friday’s report comes as Apple itself tries to recapture its own lost market share from South Korean rival Samsung and its Galaxy smartphone, which now dominates the multi-billion-dollar smartphone sector. And in a sign of its desire to make inroads in the lucrative Chinese market the US firm said it will hold an special event in Beijing on Wednesday, a day after it is expected to unveil its latest iPhone

in San Francisco. News of the Beijing media event has fuelled speculation that Apple has agreed a deal to supply the iPhone through China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier. Shares in Docomo, which would not confirm Friday’s reports, rose as much as 3.0 percent in early Tokyo trade Friday before easing slightly to sit 0.62 percent higher at 160,600 yen by the break. Apple’s global share of the lucrative smartphone market fell to 14.2 percent in the second quarter, while Samsung’s rose to 31.7 percent, according to a survey by US technology research firm Gartner.

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve looks increasingly poised to start tapering its massive bond-buying program after economic data pointing to an improving job market, the central bank’s top priority, economists said. Analysts and markets are keenly awaiting Friday’s official jobs report for August, as it will provide a key indicator for consideration when Fed policy makers meet in two weeks. The central bank has made clear that tapering of the bondbuying program depends on continued broad improvement in the economy, especially in unemployment which remains stubbornly high despite US growth. Any reduction in the Fed’s $85 billion a month bondbuying program will have repercussions on the global economy. Even talk of the Fed taper since the plan emerged in May has pushed US interest rates higher and sent capital fleeing from emerging markets. A slew of economic data Thursday showed slow but steady gains in employment. “Overall, the US labor market is improving and the pace is decent enough for the Fed to announce tapering at the September 17-18 meeting,” said Jennifer Lee of BMO Capital Markets. Payrolls firm ADP reported that private-sector job growth slowed in August but remained in line with the monthly average over the last 12 months. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics which helps produce the ADP report, said “it is steady as she goes in the job market.” “There is little evidence that fiscal austerity and health care reform have had a significant impact on the job market,” he said. Weekly unemployment claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, stayed on their downward track last week at the lowest level in nearly six years. “Claims continue to support the recent pace of employment growth, and the downward trend in unemployment,” said Jay Morelock, an economist at FTN Financial. “If tomorrow’s payroll report shows further improvement in the US labor market, expect the Fed to lean on this data as they head into their September meeting, increasing the likelihood tapering will begin in September,” Morelock said. The services sector, which accounts for most US economic activity, picked up pace in August, with businesses reporting improving orders and increased hiring, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday. The ISM’s purchasing managers index for the nonmanufacturing sector rose 2.6 points to 58.6, the highest level since the index was launched in January 2008. “The majority of respondents’ comments continue to be mostly positive about business conditions and the direction of the overall economy,” the ISM said. On Wall Street, long-term yields on US Treasurys jumped as investors sold the bonds in anticipation of a positive jobs report. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond surged to 2.97 percent from 2.90 percent Wednesday, while the 30-year yield hit 3.86 percent compared with 3.80 percent.

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Women legislative candidates not popular in public “It means gender equality in politics has not been achieved, because women still do not have the chance to compete equally,” the candidate for Regional Representatives Council, Dewa Ayu Putu Sri Wigunawati, said here on

Saturday. She also noted that the potential of women is equal with men, however, the patriarchal culture, such as in Bali, keeps women as second class citizens. “However, in the intellectual is-

sue, Balinese women are better now, whether based on educational levels or working ethics,” she said. Wigunawati said she should not be alone in her efforts to fight for the welfare of women and people who have not been assisted by

government programs, which motivated her to enter politics. “I want to fight for women and children who still live under the poverty line. Bali is now arguably one of the best economies, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, but in reality there are more people who live near the poverty line,” she said. She referred to Karangasem

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Festival as one of the media to improve the quality, quantity and the marketing of pearls in the domestic and international markets. “To protect the Indonesian pearl producer, MMAF has issued the Ministerial Regulation No.8 of 2013 on the Pearl Quality Control Logged into the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia,”said Sharif. Indonesia is a producer of South Sea pearls Pearl (SPS) de-

rived of Pinctada Maxima shells both naturally or cultured. The cultivation centers of Pinctada Maxima in Indonesia spread in a number areas, such as Lampung, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku, North Maluku and West Papua. “The Indonesian SPS is unique. It can be seen from its pearl’s color and its dazzling, eternal sparkle and so it’s

very popular in the international market, and is usually traded in the form of loose and jewelery,” explained Sharif. Pearl, Sharif continued, is one of the leading commodities of marine and fisheries sector. It’s proven by the market’s increasing demand and the year-to-year pearl’s price keeps increasing. Therefore, as the efforts to improve the competitiveness of the Indonesian pearls, MMAF is gladly excited

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DENPASAR - The presence of women in politics in Indonesia is not equal to men, as seen by their place on candidates’ lists, which remains below number three because of their lack of popularity.

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District, as an example, to show the inaccuracies in data, noting that in the sub-district of Kubu there are children suffering from malnutrition. “It means the level of sensitivity of village officials, reporting to the government has not been handled optimally. The health and welfare issues should be a top priority for the state,” she said.

to welcome the publication of Indonesian South Sea Pearl book in order to strengthen Indonesia’s South Sea Pearls branding domestically and internationally. “On this occasion, MMAF would like to wholeheartedly appreciate and congratulate the author of Indonesian South Sea Pearls book, Mrs. Ingrid Sutardjo and Mrs. Nunik Anurningsih as they promote the South Sea Pearls to the world,” conluded the Minister.

Indonesia supplies 43 percent of world’s pearl

NUSA DUA - Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of the South Sea Pearl with 43% of the world supply. Indonesia’s world trade value is ranked 9th with an export value of US$ 29.4 million or 2.07% of the total value of the world’s pearl export, which reaches US$ 1.4 billion. Indonesia’s trade value is still below Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia, Tahiti, USA, Switzerland and the UK. While the Indonesian pearl export destinations are Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, India, New Zealand and France. This was conveyed by the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif C. Sutardjo, at the PreLaunching of the Indonesian South Sea Pearls Book, in Nusa Dua, Bali, on September 7. Sharif asserted, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) is optimistic to be able to increase the value of pearl exports given Indonesia has and master the instrumental supporting factors, such as the area of cultivation, the labors, the equipment and technology supports. To realize these targets, the MMAF has completed six development projects; the oyster broodstock Center development in Karang Asem, Bali; The establishment of the Non-consumptive Product Development Directorate under the MMAF’s Directorate General of Processing and Marketing of Fishery Products (PMFP); the establishment of Indonesian Pearl Subcommission on the Fisheries Product Commission under the coordination of PMFP DG; the Initiative of the pearl Indonesian National Standards (SNI) Issuance which has now already been issued (ISO 4989:2011); the partnership between MMAF and Indonesian Asociation of Pearl Cultivation (ASBUMI) to annually conduct the Indonesia Pearls

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A number of officers extinguished fire when simulation excersice was held in fuel supply terminal Pesanggaran, Denpasar, Bali, on Friday (30/8). Simulation of disaster preparedness was held for officers of PT. Pertamina in protecting vital assets as well as readiness ahead of 2013 APEC summit that will be held in Bali on October.


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Amlapura (Bali Post)—

Ferocious waves since five days ago have caused the harbor administration and the ASDP of Padangbai to implement the open-close system for Pier II at Padangbai, Karangasem. Since the pier in operation was only one, it unavoidably kindled a queue of vessels to anchor. as the waves could hit the vessel. Meanwhile, the sea water overflowed onto the courtyard of the ASDP office. In the meantime, based on the observation last Saturday, the queue of truck passengers could reach one km outside the harbor parking area. One of the truck drivers, Samsudin, said his party had arrived at Padangbai from Java and would go to NTB. He arrived at Padangbai at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday but had to wait for his turn to go aboard. Due to queue and waiting for long time, his salaries for consumption had run out on the way and the other operating costs. The officers at Padangbai Harbor authority estimated the ferocious waves to take place until next week. (013)

of Melasti, Mendak Pratima, Mesuci and Melukat, the people from outside the village such as Kapuan, Baturiti, Petang and Abiansemal frequently conduct the ceremony in this beach. This ceremony sometimes eye catching the tourists to take some pictures of it,” explained Mustara. Mustara stated, The good access of this place may the tourists stay longer around here to enjoying everything, aside from surfing and conducting ceremonies. “the activities in the east side of the beach is fishing. “There is a fisherman group named Merta Segara Canggu that still conserved since 1986 when it was legalized. It is still use traditional ship to catch the fishes, it is actually the tourists attraction of this beach,” he said. The tourists that want to enjoy surfing can rent surfing board in this beach. “If the tourists want to rent surfing board, it is only IDR 150.000 to 200.000 according to the size and IDR 40.000 for body board. If they are interesting to use hut, beach clothes or accessories like necklace, bracelets, they can buy in the seller around this beach,” Mustara added. (BTN/ocha)

Australia’s PM-elect Abbott vows quick action on asylum

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Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to approve the use of force. A final vote in the U.S. Senate is expected at the end of the coming week.

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To maintain security stability of Bali Enjoy Bali by surfing in Batu Bolong Beach Tofu makers still in production Batu Bolong Beach that located in Canggu Village, Kerobokan District, Badung or about 200 meters adjacent to Echo Beach presents a big and dazzling waves for surfing. The magnificent sunset also make this beach become more fascinating. Even, this beach has been one of famous destination after Kuta that visited by foreign tourists who want to surfs. It is also suitable for recreation or relaxing while enjoying the fresh atmosphere that flows from the Indian ocean. To reach this place the tourists have to enter Batu Bolong street or about 35 km from Ngurah Rai Airport. Besides Surfing, this beach is usually used as Hinduism Ceremony where in front of the beach there are two temples namely Batu Bolong Temple and Luhur Bhujangga Waisnawa Temple. This is the reason this beach has been well known by foreign tourists as the best surfing spot with interesting Hinduism activities. Kelian Banjar Dinas Desa Adat Canggu, I Wayan Mustara said, in certain day like Piodalan Day in one of those temples, the place often visited by Canggu Village society. “Fhurthermore, when there are ceremonies

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Australia’s PM-elect Tony Abbott has said his top priorities are to abolish a tax on carbon emissions and to stop asylum-seekers arriving by boat. Mr Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition ended the Labor party’s six-year rule in a landslide victory on Saturday. His government would “swiftly implement Operation Sovereign Borders” aimed at “intercepting vessels and turning them around”, Mr Abbott told the Herald Sun. Outgoing PM Kevin Rudd has said he will not stand again for Labor leadership. The Australian Election Commission confirmed on its website that the Liberal-National coalition had won 88 seats in the House of Representatives, and Labor 57. Mr Rudd had called the election after defeating Julia Gillard in a leadership challenge in June, amid dismal polling figures. Under Mr Rudd, Labor initially saw its figures improve. But Mr Abbott, who enjoyed the strident support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, then widened the gap again. The main election issues were how to tackle an expected economic slowdown, whether to keep the Labor-introduced carbon tax, and how to reduce the number of migrants arriving from Asia by boat.

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The crossing vessels serving the Padangbai-Lembar should wait their turn to anchor and unload passengers and lined up in the middle of the sea. Even, they should wait for hours, as happened on Saturday morning where about seven vessels were waiting at sea. Section Head of Guard and Safety, Padangbai authority, Ketut Muliana, said on Friday (Sep 6) to reporters that Pier II should be closed due to ferocious waves and it directly faced the open sea. As consequence, the loading and unloading activities at the harbor were disrupted. The Pier II was re-operated at noon. Within the past few days, the waves could reach three meters high so the Pier II was closed because there was no captain who dared to lean

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Denpasar (Bali Post)—

The simultaneous demonstration and strike plan by tofu and tempeh makers across Indonesia on September 9-11 would not be carried out by the tofu and tempeh makers coalescing into the members of the Indonesia Tofu and Tempeh Makers Cooperatives (Kopti) Makmur, Denpasar. It was recognized by Chairman of the Kopti Makmur Denpasar, Bambang Hariyadi, to maintain the security and stability in Bali considering a number of international events would take place such as the implementation of the APEC Summit and Miss World. According to him, the tofu and tempeh makers expected the price of soybean could soon decrease so the production and operations cost could be reduced, too. As reported previously, Haji Sutrisno claiming to remain the chairman of the Kopti Denpasar and inviting the tofu and tempeh makers to stop production on September 9-11, 2013 in accordance with the circular from central executive of the Indonesia Association of Tofu and

Tempeh Producers Cooperative (Gakoptindo) seemed to prolong. Definitely, the statement of Haji Sutrisno was opposed by Bambang Hariyadi posing the legal Chairman of the Kopti Makmur Denpasar effective June 17, 2013. Even, Bambang boldly stated that up to Friday (Sep 6) his party had not received an official letter from the central executive regarding the plan of production strike. Despite having read in a number of national media related to the production strike plan, Bambang said he still recommended in order the members of Kopti in Bali could be in production as usual. “Although having not officially held a meeting regarding the production strike, from the results of communication through SMS to some members, the members slightly objected and we support not to strike the production on 9-11 September,” said Bambang accompanied by Ahmad Soleh, Deputy Chairman of Kopti and Agusman as Manager of Kopti Makmur, Denpasar.

Bambang explained the surge in soybean price reaching IDR 9,500 per kg for imported quality had an impact on the decline in the production of tofu and tempeh by each member up to 50 percent. For example, the production usually reached 500 kg per day then dropped to 250 kg per day. However, he admitted such conditions had not caused the Kopti members to stop production. “All this time, the expensive ingredients can still be anticipated by reducing the size, although we do not increase the selling price,” he said. Ahmad Soleh added the need for soybean for tofu and tempeh was almost predominated by imported products. He said the local production could previously became the first choice, but it was then less favored because the quality was inferior compared to the imported products. “Imported soybean has good quality and its process can run faster than local soybean, so that we predominantly use the imported products,” he said. (kmb28)

White House tries to gain support for Syria strike Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The White House is making a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind President Barack Obama’s plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria. His administration says the government of Syrian President Bassar Assad used chemical weapons in an attack last month near Damascus, and that a strong U.S. response is needed to deter the future use of deadly chemicals. Syria claims rebels carried out the Aug. 21 attack. Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is set to make the White House’s case during interviews on five Sunday talk shows. Vice President Joe Biden plans to host a dinner Sunday night for a group of Senate Republicans. And lawmakers should expect more phone calls from top officials. Obama is giving a national address Tuesday night. Recent opinion surveys show intense American skepticism about military intervention in Syria, even among those who believe Syria’s government used

chemical weapons on its people. Congress resumes work Monday after its summer break, but already a heated debate is underway about Syria. On Wednesday, the first showdown Senate vote is likely over a resolution authorizing the “limited and specified use” of U.S. armed forces against Syria for no more than 90 days and barring American ground troops from combat. A final vote is expected at week’s end. A House vote appears likely during the week of Sept. 16. A survey by The Associated Press shows that House members

who are staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against Obama’s plan for a military strike by more than a 6-1 margin. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote. Nearly half of the 433-member House and a third of the 100-member Senate remain undecided. Complicating the effort in the Senate is the possibility that a three-fifths majority may be required. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he is going to filibuster. Still, Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, has predicted, “I think we’re going to get 60 votes.”

CAIRO - Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts and weapon caches of Islamic militants on Saturday in the northern Sinai Peninsula in what locals say is the largest operation in the lawless region for years. Nine militants and two soldiers were killed during the raids, security officials said. Officials say that the military is hunting hundreds of militants believed to be responsible for a series of attacks in the region they overran after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The militants, the officials say, belong to a number of well-known al-Qaida-inspired groups that seek the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate in northern Sinai, a region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. Attacks in the region have increased following the July 3 military coup that toppled President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist, prompting the military offensive. Early Saturday, resident say they saw winding columns of trucks and armored vehicles pour into the area. Some said they hadn’t seen soldiers on foot in their villages in decades. Communications were jammed for hours, as authorities seized control of two telephone exchanges. Military helicopters hovered overhead in a dozen villages concentrated near two border towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweyid, security officials said. Airstrikes targeted shacks believed to be gathering points of militants, they said. Soldiers later stormed homes searching for suspected fighters. “Successive strikes are aimed at causing paralysis of the militant groups and cutting communications between each other,” a security official said. “The offensive is carried out within a timeframe where there will be periods of calm for intelligence before resuming once again.” “We aim for cleansing the whole region of militants and prevent them from coming back,” he added. Other officials said two soldiers were killed in a nighttime attack by militants in the town of Sheikh Zuweyid in northern Sinai. The soldiers were there as part of the offensive. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to publicly brief journalists.

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Egyptian army soldiers sit on top of an armored personnel carrier on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.


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Ask a Designer: tips on lighting a room well

Police deploy more security guards for Miss World

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NEGARA - Bali Police deployed more security guards at Gilimanuk Seaport, Jembrana District of Bali Province, to provide security for the Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest being held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC).

Your choice of lighting has a huge impact on how your home looks and feels. But how do you choose when the options include everything from retro Edison-style bulbs with glowing filaments to compact fluorescents, plus lamps and fixtures in every shape and size? “Lamps are one of the most important factors in a room’s design,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn of Flynnside Out Productions. Yet homeowners often give lighting less attention than they do furniture or wall colors. Here, Flynn and designers Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design and Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors share tips on choosing the perfect lamps, lampshades and light bulbs to achieve maximum style and function.

OVERHEAD AND EYELEVEL If a room has no overhead lighting or wall sconces, these designers say it’s worth hiring an electrician to add them. Flynn recommends using 2-inch (5-centimeter) or 4-inch (10-centimeter) recessed halogen lights overhead, rather than brighter 6-inch (15centimeter) can lights. “They instantly fill a room with the much-needed illumination,” he says, “but without looking tacky or heavy.” Wall sconces also cast a flattering glow, and can serve as striking decorative pieces. Vintage (or new vintage-style) sconces are popular, says Burnham, and can be found at some flea markets. If you buy them used, “take them to a lamp shop to check all the wiring,” she says, and replace any worn parts before installing. But don’t light a room exclusively with overhead lighting: Light from above that isn’t balanced by lamplight can be “prison-like,” Luetkemeyer says. “It casts a bunch of shadows and makes you look like a cadaver.” Instead, create “pools of light” at different levels for a warm, layered effect, she says. Flynn accomplishes this by choosing lamps at various heights. “It’s all a game of scale and proportion,” he says. “If the lamps are going on a tall console table with a super long piece of art hung above it, I’m definitely going to be looking for tall, slender, maybe candlestick-style lamps. On

“We added more security personnel and are coordinating with the Chief of Ketapang Waters Sector Police in Banyuwangi E Java to increase security alerts,” said Chief of Gilimanuk Waters Sector Police Commissioner Made Prihenjagat here on Saturday. Prihenjagat said the additional security officers deployed since last Monday, which previously only 20 officers, has brought to 52 officers being supplied by Gilimanuk Waters Sector Police, Jembrana Resort Police, Brigadier Mobile and the Indonesian Army (TNI AD). Prihenjagat said the security personnel are inspecting each vehicle, all cargo and persons, particularly those who enter Bali, to prevent disruptions to the Miss World 2013 pageant. “Examinations of ID cards have also been tightened, with additional police assisting from Jembrana. We hope, by adding the security officers in Gilimanuk, that people who intended to perform criminal acts in Bali do not get in,” he said. The officers also checked cargo vehicles by removing the cover tarps to ensure security is maintained on all goods. Meanwhile, officers asked passenger vehicles to pass through checkpoints guarded by Brimob and TNI AD in order to inspect luggage. “The event will improve Bali tourism’s image, as well as the Indonesian people,” Prihenjagat said. He also said that security officers have not discovered anyone threatening the event in Bali. “However, we will keep vigilant to the conditions, particularly at the gate to Bali. Current activities at the contest can be utilized by criminals to steal vehicles and perform other criminal acts,” Prihenjagat said.

low-to-the-ground end tables, I’m most likely going to aim for something squatty which is balanced with the proportion of the table and its nearby seating.”

GO RETRO Edison-style bulbs have become popular, and look great in industrial or vintage light fixtures or in chandeliers. But they can cost as much as $15 per bulb and give off minimal light. So use them “as sculptural features integrated into lighting,” Flynn says. “Since they’re offered in many shapes, they’re almost like art. The ideal place for Edison bulbs is romantic spaces which are not high-traffic. For example, a chandelier above a bed in a master suite with Edison bulbs is ideal, since the room is not task-related and is meant for being sleepy and moody. “Burnham points out that these bulbs’ popularity may not last, so it’s probably impractical to invest in too many lamps or fixtures that look good only with them. Another vintage option is the globe light that first appeared in the 1950s. Their “milky white finish and perfectly round shape” can cast a flattering glow, Flynn says. “I use these a lot, especially in kids’ rooms,” he says, “due to their fun shape and nostalgic appeal.” Buy plastic globes rather than glass if you’ll be hanging them in rooms where kids may be roughhousing. Another option: vintage Nelson pendants, which are made of wire and vinyl in many shapes and sizes. “One of the best investments as far as lighting is concerned is to invest in classic George Nelson bubbles,” Flynn says. “I love to group them together and hang them above beds or dining tables.”

FORGET OLD RULES Don’t feel obligated to use the lampshade that comes with a lamp, Burnham says. You can

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This undated publicity photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn shows white plastic globe lights used by Designer Brian Patrick Flynn when decorating children’s bedrooms. replace it with another of similar size but a different shape, style or color. Or keep the shade but add piping or ribbon to change its look. Another bit of rule-breaking: “Chandeliers should not be limited to living rooms and dining rooms,” says Flynn. “I use them in bathrooms a lot simply to bring more of a decorative look to an otherwise task-oriented space.” His trick for making chandeliers appear less formal? “Swap out flame bulbs for globes. It modernizes an otherwise traditional, heavy element.” Dimmers, too, aren’t just for dining rooms. The designers suggest adding dimmers in every room of the home. Installation is easy enough that you may want to do it yourself, Luetkemeyer says, and “it’s a complete game changer” in how the home is lit. Also, consider using a floor lamp as a bedside reading lamp. Many floor lamps have bulbs that sit between 4 and 6 feet above the floor — perfect for illuminating

a book when you’re propped up in bed — and they take up little space.

LIGHTING AS ART Some lamps come with warning labels advising owners to use only low-wattage bulbs. Think of these lamps “more as accessories than true light sources,” says Flynn. “One of the most practical ways to employ accent lamps is as night lights,” he says. “Many times, I’ll add a few to a built-in so the wall becomes somewhat of a dramatic feature at night. I think accent lamps offer a great opportunity to play with color and texture.” Luetkemeyer agrees: Think of low-wattage lamps “almost as sculpture,” she says. Flynn takes that approach with the Astro pendant light made by Crystorama. He has used it several times to add beauty and style to entryways. “It works well with just about every style interior,” he says, and

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Bali Police deployed more security guards at Gilimanuk Seaport, Jembrana District of Bali Province, to provide security for the Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest being held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC).

APEC delegates admire endek and songket fabric Bali Post

you can install just one or group several together for more drama. “Sculptural lighting fixtures often work well when installed in groups of odd numbers.”

BETTER BULBS Once you’ve chosen the right lighting, it’s important to select the right bulbs. Along with Edison-style bulbs, silver-tipped bulbs are becoming popular. Their ends are painted so that little or no light escapes there. The result is softer, more indirect light. Luetkemeyer likes frosted bulbs and soft pink ones, and she favors three-ways bulbs for the same reason she loves dimmers: They let you choose soft light when you want it and bright light when you need it. Progress is being made in making compact fluorescent bulbs that give off warmer, more appealing light, but many now on the market produce a cold, blue-tinged light.

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Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, in October, dozens of APEC delegates visited several places becoming the centers of endek and songket fabric in Klungkung, Saturday (Sep 7).

SEMARAPURA - Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, in October, dozens of APEC delegates visited several places becoming the centers of endek and songket fabric in Klungkung, Saturday (Sep 7). The APEC delegates with the majority of women admired the traditionally made endek and songket fabric. It could become a valuable opportunity for the Bali artisans chiefly in Klungkung to expand their business to international market. Dozens of APEC delegates seemed amazed after seeing one of the handicraft centers of endek and songket fabric at Gelgel village. They were also looking at the process of making endek fabric from the beginning to finish, ranging from spinning to determining motive and weaving. A number of guests looked amazed after knowing the traditionally made endek and songket fabric had become a trend for a long time in Bali. Even, some of them tried in person to weave a fabric with the loom commonly used by the local weavers in Bali. Lenny N. Rosalin, Assistant Deputy of Women Labor Protection, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia, accompanying the APEC delegates revealed the delegates were deliberately directed to the center of songket and endek fabric makers to find out the role of Balinese women in building the creative economy that had a competitiveness in establishing the progress of Asia-Pacific region globally. She considered that

endek and songket had become the product excellence of Bali in international arena. Thus, the local weavers should be encouraged so that the songket and endek would be increasingly more popular in the international community. “Indonesia has diverse cultures and crafts where one of them is the endek and songket fabric posing one of the hallmarks of Balinese products that needs driving to international community,” she said. More importantly was the empowerment of local artisans in order their products became more valuable. If the product yielded was capable of developing, the future of the artisans was expected to be brighter where Balinese women were able to participate in building the national economy through competitive products in international market. She said the purpose was in accordance with the spirit of the implementation of the APEC in Bali, namely women as the Economic Drivers. Similar to Lenny, Dian Agustini, the owner of the Dian’s House of Songket and Endek visited by the APEC delegates, also hoped to capture such rare opportunity. She said it would become the first step of the songket and endek production in the serombotan assorted vegetable region to penetrate the international market. Thus, the production of songket and endek had wider competitiveness through the international market. However, she also hoped that after the visit the government would have a really serious commitment to build the production of endek and songket and brought it to international market. (kmb31)


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Central parking becomes a hope for equitable tourism pie Gianyar (Bali Post)—

The ideas to establish a central parking (parking lots) at every village in Ubud subdistrict got a rave from all walks of life. The central parking put into a discourse by the Ubud Traffic Project (UTP) team would be intended to provide equitable tourism development in Ubud. Such a hope was delivered by Headman of Mas, Wayan Gede Darmayuda. Chief of Mas customary village, Wayan Muka, also welcomed the idea, Friday (Sep 6). If the idea could be eventually realized, there was possibility if the Mas Square would be used for central parking for Mas village, said Wayan Muka. Meanwhile, Gede Darmayuda said that so far Mas was a tourism village. However, most of the art and cultural activities were conducted in Ubud town. With the presence of such central parking, according to him, it was the first time for Ubud to share its tourism pie with the adjacent villages. So far, Mas village only got the footprints and vehicle fumes, but the contribution was obtained by other regions. “We welcome the idea of making the parking lots, and will review it,” he said amidst the meeting with the UTP team. Positive response to the desire to establish a central parking was also coming from the Gianyar House. The making of central parking at some villages in Ubud to anticipate the traffic congestion was in harmony with the plan of the House that was drafting the regulations on the parking taxes. Such regulation would become one of the legal foundations for the making of central parking which would involve customary villages in Ubud subdistrict. Amidst the meeting on the presentation by the Ubud Traffic Project (UTP) team, the Gianyar House represented by Putu Kusuma Negara and Anak Agung Wira said that currently the House had established a special committee that would assess the regulation draft on the parking taxes. Regula-

tion on parking taxes differed from parking levies. Parking levies were parking charges collected on facilities owned by local government, while parking taxes were collected on facilities owned by individual or entity. “Currently, the special committee has been established and been working,” he explained. With the parking tax regulation, the legal instrument for the idea of making the central parking had been actually prepared by the House. In this regard, the House was looking forward to the realization of the central parking. Moreover, it was a proposal from the pub-

lic and not a project, but a system to cope with congestion. Putu Kusuma also supported in order the regent could immediately issue a recommendation so that the process of establishing a communication forum of customary villages could be done. Representative of the Gianyar Development Planning Board (Bappeda), Anak Agung Budiarta, said the making of central parking would not conflict with the existing provisions. In the Regional Bylaw on Spatial Plan (RTRW) of Gianyar, the provision of special parking was allowed in the Ubud region, he said. (kmb16)

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The traffic congestion which happen daily in Ubud area.

Travel on motorcycle with husband, an American tourist mugged Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Apparently, the culprits increasingly haunt, especially the muggers. As evidence, a beautiful American tourist named Cynthia Maria Alflatt, 33, had a mugging action around Jalan Gunung Salak, Denpasar, Thursday (Sep 5) at 11:00 p.m. Although the victim traveled on motorcycle with her husband, the culprits that were riding a motorcycle were unsparingly mugging her bag. Aside from losing her bag as taken away, the victim also suffered a number of injuries on several parts of her body due to fall and was dragged about 15 meters. As a result of the incident, the victim admitted to suffer material losses of IDR 15 million. This case had also been reported to Denpasar Metro Police and being handled. “The victim has reported the case to police station,” said a source at police station, Friday (Sep 6). The source explained the incident began when the victim was about to go home with her husband that previously worked as a teacher in one of the schools and departed from Jalan Petitenget, Northern Kuta. By riding a motorcycle with her husband, they crossed around Jalan Gunung Salak, Denpasar. Precisely at Gang Naga, suddenly there were two people riding a motorcycle and approached the victim.

Quickly they mugged the bag in the victim’s arm. Being shocked with the incident, the victim having a permanent address at 120 Catoctin Circle SW, Lesburg, Virginia, was very surprised. She was trying hard to maintain her bag. Unfortunately, the culprits were more powerful, so she fell and was dragged about 15 meters. “The victim claimed not to know about the characteristics of the culprits and their motorcycle because it happened so quickly and the culprits ran away,” she said. As a result of the drag, the victim suffered injuries in the upper thigh, leg and hand. Meanwhile, the victim’s bag taken away contained 2 Visa debit cards, iPhone 4S, black iPod Touch, wallet containing money and other valuable papers. Meanwhile, the investigating police admitted if one of the victim’s credit cards had been used for illicit purchase valued at IDR 6 million. “So, police are still pursuing the culprits,” he said. Chief of Criminal Detective at the Denpasar Metro Police, Encep Syamsul Hayat, when asked for his confirmation justified the mugging case. He said his party was still investigating further by conducting the crime scene examination and interrogating witnesses. “We are still investigating the case,” he said. (kmb21)

Beautiful sunset at Echo Beach Echo Beach is one of famous surfing spot in Bali. It offers the big and powerfull wave that is good for surfing lover. The beatiful panomara of this beach showing the coastal beach with white sand from Seminyak Beach to the west untill Echo Beach. Uniquely, the situation is not crowded as other beaches and it makes the place favorable by foreigners to enjoy surfing and explore the amazing wave. Moreover, it is a romantic beach to see the beautiful sunset. This beach is located in Canggu Village, Kerobokan Subdistrict, Badung Regency. To go to this beach, the tourist can use motorcyle. It only 35 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport or 25 minutes from capital city Denpasar. This beach is very strategic surfing points where the location is only 5 km from Kuta Beach. Beside that, it is very close with other famous surfing sport like Berawa Beach, Batu Bolong Beach and Pererenan Beach.

Kelian Banjar Dinas Desa Adat Canggu, I Wayan Mustara said, the beach that exhibit the panorama to the Indian Ocean indeed visited by foreigner. The surfers love this place because of the situation is quiet. “ Mostly, they come from Australia, France, Russia, Germany, Holand, Austria and many others for surfing. While local tourist usually come on Sunday only for enjoying the sunset or holiday,” he revealed. This place is very easy to reach because the road is good. There are also some restaurants in front of the beach. “To come here better to use motorcycle because the parking area in not too big, it is only IDR 2000 for parking. If the tourists want stay for some days, they can stay at hotels around that area. So, the surfers can enjoy the stunning panorama of sunset and many opportunities for surf adventures. In addition, this area ussually use as training ground for riding horse,” Mustara explainned. (BTN/ocha)

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Thermes Marins Bali Spa launched volcanic treatment

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JIMBARAN – When you hear the word ‘lava’, your instinct would normally be to run in the opposite direction. But at Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, lava has become nature’s latest antidotes to tired, damaged skin, with the award-winning Spa On The Rocks launching an exclusive new treatment that maximizes the healing properties of natural volcanic lava. The ‘Lava Me Tender’ treatment celebrates the many benefits of the rich mineral content of natural volcanic lava, such as talc, gypsum, calcite, apatite, feldspar, quartz, topaz and corundum. Because of these elements, volcanic lava therapies have long been used to treat skin disorders such as acne and psoriasis, as lava is known to detoxify and remove deep pore impurities while nourishing and healing the skin. Now, Thermes Marins Spa at Ayana has brought lava to the ocean at its Spa on the Rocks treatment villas, anchored on natural rocks amidst the Indian Ocean with uninterrupted views of the waves below and the horizon.

“As the only Thermes Marins spa in south-east Asia, we strive to bring the latest therapies from Europe to Bali, using the very best products available,” said Ayana’s Director of Spa, Michi Sonoda. “This treatment is an antioxidant infusion and the perfect preparation for a special event like your wedding day when you want to achieve flawless, even skin. It’s also an anti-ageing remedy as it restores skin radiance and elasticity. But this treatment is not just about the aesthetic benefits; the Spa on the Rocks location enables guests to soak up the sounds, smell and vibration of the ocean, as they combine their skin treatment with the unrivaled tranquility and luxury

of this unique location. This truly delivers the dual benefits of both beauty, and pure pampering.” All products used are from Thermes Marins’ lava range, with high mineral contents including laminaria seaweed-based products, yellow volcanic clay, thermal mud from Gorga and marine collagen. These anti-oxidant agents are known to restructure the mesh of skin by restoring its radiance and elasticity. Priced at IDR 4,190,000++/ person twin use or IDR 5,460,000++/ person single use, the Lava Me Tender experience begins with a relaxing Crystal de Mer foot soak, mineral lava body scrub to remove dead skin cells, and luxurious black rice bath to nourish and soften skin. A full body, deep tissue massage using lava stones and anti-oxidant essential flower oil will increase circulation, as the natural heat released from the lava stones eases muscle

tension. A volcanic earth body wrap followed by a firming lotion concludes the treatment, and locks in the improved skin moisture and elasticity. Fresh Limeberry Squash (lime, strawberry, lemongrass and Sprite) is served during the Bath Bomb to complete the experience. Voted by Conde Nast Traveler readers as the #1 Best Spa in the World, Thermes Marins Bali is the only Thermes Marins spa in SouthEast Asia. In addition to the two Spa on the Rocks villas, the extensive facility incorporates spa villas, treatment rooms, beauty salon, reflexology and relaxation lounge, steam and sauna rooms, and the world’s largest Aquatonic® Seawater Jet Pool delivering the ancient therapeutic benefits of French thalassotherapy.

Calendar Event for August 24 through September 28, 2013 24 Aug Purnama Sasih Kawulu & Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya Desa Adat Sidakarya Denpasar Pura Pasek Gelgel-Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Agung Pasek Tangguntiti Kaler Tabanan Pura Agung Pasek Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Kediri Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuninng Barat Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling -Sengguan Singapadu Pura Kawitan Wangbang Pinatih Peguyangan Singaraja Pura Bujangga Waisnawa Tegalcangkring Tabanan Pura Taman Desa Bubunan Seririt Buleleng Pura Penataran Pande Dalem Batur Jati Banjar Pandean Mengwi Pura Dalem Pingit Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang Pura Dadia Pasek Gelgel-Gobleg Desa Selat Sukasada Buleleng Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Pinatih Tulikup Banjar Menak Tulikup Gianyar Pura Penataran Pande Kusamba-Klungkung Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pamerajan Alit Ubud Pura Batur Arya “Warih Kepaon” Cengolo Sudimara Tabanan Pura Dalem Majapahit Banjar Denuma Kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Dalem batur Bangli Pura Buana Kawan Besakih Pura Ida Ratu Pasek Besakih Pura Dalem Suci Desa Dukuh Sidemen Karangasem 25 Aug Hari Redite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar

28 Aug Buda Wage Ukir Pura Pejenengan Kawitan Arya Tauman Banjar Jelantik Kuri Batu Desa Tojan Gelgel Klungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih (Alit) Besakih Pura Pasek bendesa Pasar Badung Legian Kuta Pura Gede Gunugn Agung D u k u h Munggu Badung Hyang Agung Pura Ibuwanasari Tegal Pura Puseh, Desa di Bebablang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Selat Kerobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Desa Sading Mengwi Badung Pemerajan Sareng Kangin Baleran Ubud 3 Sep Anggarkasih Kulantir Pura Penataran Tangkas Sukawati Pura Dalem Lagan Bebalang Bangli Pura Puseh Lembeng Ketewel Sukawati Pura Pasek Gelgel Penulisan Kerambitan Tabanan Pura Gaduh Sanding Pura Dalem Gandamayu Klungkung Pura Sang Hyang Tegal Banjar Tarokaja Tegalalang 4 Sep Tilem Sasih Karo Banjar Pasek Tangkas Pasekan Kaler Tabanan Pura Gaduh Benoh Ubung Denpasar 8 Sep Redite Keliwon Tulu Pura Dalem Alas Harum Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kediri Tabanan 9 Sep Soma Umanis Tulu Pura Puseh Bale Agung Ubung Kupang Penebel Tabanan Pura Kawitan Sakula Gotra Pasung Grigih Banjar Tegal Kepuh Kaba kaba

Kediri Tabanan Pura Paibon Tangkas Kori Agung Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Pura Batu Medeg Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Penatih banjar saba 11 Sep Buda Pon Tulu Pura Catur Buana Sanding Tampaksiring 12 Sep Wrespati Wage Tolu Pura Peninjoan Besakih 18 Sep Buda Kliwon Gumbreg Pura Pasek Gelgel kukuh Marga Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Dukuh Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Mambang Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Puseh, Desa Guwang Sukawati Pura Dalem Setra Batu Nanggul Desa Swana Nusa Penida Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Gelgel Ketewel 19 Sep Purnama Sasih Ketiga Pura Gunung Sari Lombok Pura Kawitan Arya Gajah Para Tianyar Kubu Karangasem Pura Pedharman Arya Telabah Besakih Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung Lebah Desa Batur kintamani Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Salahin Desa Suwat Gianyar 25 Sep Buda Paing Wariga Pura Pasek Gaduh Kayubihi Bangli 28 Sep Hari Tumpek Uduh Pura puseh, desa Desa Batuan Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Desa Kekeran Mengwi Pura Manik Mas Besakih

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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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Associated Press Writer

TORONTO — Not long ago, Daniel Radcliffe traded in his black-rimmed Harry Potter glasses for a bold acting choice. And he has never looked back. Now the 24-year-old actor’s at the Toronto International Film Festival with three new films, each unique in its own way, and far more mature than the saga of the boy wizard. While they cover some adult themes like murder and homosexuality, the actor claims his current role selections are not part of some strategy to abandon his past, rather they’re about doing what actors do best: “Take chances.” “You have to make films based on your own instincts ... I have to make the kind of films that I would want to see,” Radcliffe told The Associated Press on Saturday. The actor spoke candidly concerning his criteria for selecting movie roles during an interview for his new film, “Horns.” It’s based on the 2010 novel of the same name, and has Radcliffe in the title role of a man suspected of brutally killing his girlfriend and one morning awakening with a pair of horns on his head. “It’s not so much a process or a strategy. It’s about what scripts you get

sent. So when I read “Horns,” I was immediately passionate about it, and I wanted to play this part and knew I could have an interesting take on it,” Radcliffe said. Radcliffe also stars as poet Alan Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings.” In that film, he has a graphic sex scene with another man. But the actor isn’t at all worried about any negative reactions, including from Potter fans. “What my fan base wants me to do is not the most effective way of forging a career, or certainly not the most honest way of doing it. You got to remember that I did ‘Equus’ and that was a pretty big deal.” That bold decision came when he was still making “Harry Potter” films. Then 17, Radcliffe portrayed the troubled young man, Allen Strang, in the London and Broadway revivals of Peter

Shaffer’s award-winning play. The role caused some controversy because the underage actor had to appear naked for part of the second act. His “Horns” costar, Juno Temple, feels that role helped transform Radcliffe from a child star to an adult actor. “Whether you were involved in Harry Potter or not, just the bravery of going on stage and doing a play like ‘Equus’ ... those brave moments are really telling as to why these amazing roles are coming your way,” Temple said. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Daniel Radcliffe, left, and Zoe Kazan arrive at the premiere of “The F Word” on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Ryerson Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Toronto.

Eminem makes puzzling appearance on ESPN

Contestants of Miss World pageant pose together during a press conference at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The Miss World contest started at the island of Bali Sunday.

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Eminem made an unlikely and puzzling appearance on ESPN’s “Saturday Night Football” halftime show. The rap superstar, who has a new album out in the fall, appeared to promote his new single and video, “Berzerk.” Sitting with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit, Eminem seemed at first slightly confused, with his mouth hanging open. Eminem rarely does interviews, and certainly not live on ESPN. Musburger asked him questions about his music and referred to him by his given name, Marshall Mathers. Said Eminem: “Live TV freaks me out a little bit.” But he soon seemed to relax, saying “Berzerk” would be the new theme of “SNF.” The Detroit native also talked about his devotion to the Detroit Lions. His “MMLP2” comes out Nov. 5. AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok

Eminem performs on the main stage, during day two of the Reading Festival Saturday Aug. 24, 2013.

Finally, agenda of Miss World concentrated in Bali

AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Indonesian government decided that all the activities of Miss World 2013 beauty pageant would be concentrated in Bali. In addition, the attitude of the government also softened namely by attempting a revision against the entertainment permit that had been issued previously. The decision was taken by the government through a ministerial coordination meeting delivered by the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono, at the residence of Vice President Boediono in Jakarta, Saturday (Sep 7). The meeting was attended by Vice President Boediono and Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, National Police Chief Timur Pradopo and the Deputy Min-

ister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar. Initially, the committee planned to organize the Miss World at several places in Indonesia. The opening was held on the Island of Bali and the final peak night was planned at the Sentul International Convention Center, Sentul, West Java. Such a plan got rejection from the people of West Java. “Miss World 2013 is only held and centered on the Island

of Bali, not single session is held outside Bali, from the opening to the closing,” said Agung Laksono. Although centered in Bali, the Miss World contestants were still allowed to visit tourist attractions of Indonesia outside Bali such as the Borobudur Temple. “I think there is no problem if they want to visit Borobudur because they are considered a regular tourist. It’s no problem, but the implementation of the Miss World remains on the Island of Bali,” he said. Even though reaping the opposition from various parties, the Miss World 2013 kept going on. A total of 130 ambassadors of the nation would compete to win the crown of Miss World 2013. continued to page 6

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