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Monday, December 9, 2013

Danny Glover feted in Bahamas, recalls Mandela Associated Press Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas — Actor Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison. The 67-year-old actor said late Friday that he was moved by Mandela’s political writings as a student in the 1960s and acknowledged he was the only U.S. actor who portrayed him in a film before the publication of his biography and release from prison in 1990. “There’s a great deal that comes

back over a period of time, those great moments when you thought you were doing something of value, and that the work you were doing as an artist was changing the world,” Glover said. He received his award at the Bahamas International Film Festival a day after the death of the 95-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid activist. He earned an Emmy nomination for portraying him in the 1987 TV film “Mandela”. “I think this is particularly special because it comes the day after the transition of someone who I never in my

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lifetime thought I would get the chance to meet, and someone who became a friend. He used to affectionately call me, ‘Danny boy’,” Glover recalled. “It allows you ... to reflect on this absolutely wonderful opportunity I’ve had, what are the elements that went into that, to not only allow me to be the artist I’ve hopefully grown to be, but also the human being and the citizen, which is much more important.” Glover has campaigned globally for humanitarian causes and is best known for playing Los Angeles police Sgt. Roger Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” movies.

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Monday, December 9, 2013 Few heirs apparent to Mandela’s symbol of freedom

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Kim’s uncle removed from NKorean state documentary

PSG outclasses Sochaux 5-0 in French league

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Not so justified: Justin Timberlake’s Grammy snub Associated Press Writer

Justin Timberlake may have earned seven Grammy nominations, but he still has reason to cry himself a river: The pop star was shut out of the top Grammy categories — album, song and record of the year — though his comeback effort, “The 20/20 Experience,” is 2013’s best-selling release. It might seem a bit much to call the second most nominated act at the Grammys snubbed, but it’s only fitting after Timberlake’s ultra-successful homecoming: The singer had back-to-back, multiplatinum hits with “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors,” launched two successful tours and strategically marketed his return, including a full week on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” deals with iTunes and Target, as well as two film releases. His “20/20” album, which sold nearly a million discs in its debut week in March, has pushed 2.3 million units this year; the album’s sequel, which was met with mixed reviews, has moved more than 630,000 units since its Sept. 30 release. Timberlake’s nominations include best pop vocal album, pop solo performance for “Mirrors” and R&B song for “Pusher Love Girl.” He also shares four nominations with Jay Z — who is the Grammy leader with nine nominations — for their hits “Suit & Tie” and “Holy Grail.” While the rap icon is the frontrunner, he’s nominated twice in two categories, giving him a chance to bring home seven trophies, much like some rap newcomers who are having their Grammy breakthroughs: Kendrick Lamar, the critical darling who impressed on his own songs and by stealing thunder from others on their tracks, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the rap duo who blazed the pop charts with a same-sex anthem and a tune about used clothes. Both hip-hop acts have seven nominations, including the coveted album of the year and best new artist. “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ original

first single which saw a re-release after the success of “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” is nominated for song of the year. “It feels awesome,” Macklemore, 30, exclaimed backstage during the Grammys nominations unveiling Friday night in Los Angeles. “There is no greater award than the Grammy. To be here tonight and to be nominated is truly mind-blowing.” For album of the year, the Seattle-based rap group’s independently-released debut, “The Heist,” will battle Lamar’s “good

kid, m.A.A.d city,” Taylor Swift’s “Red,” Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” and Sara Bareilles’ “The Blessed Unrest,” the only album in the group to not reach gold status. “I never in a billion million years thought I’d be nominated for Album of the Year. ... Best birthday ever. Woah,” tweeted Bareilles, who turns 34 on Saturday. Bareilles, who got a boost this year after Katy Perry’s “Roar” had been criticized for sounding like the piano-playing singer’s “Brave,” will see her song battle Perry’s No. 1 hit in the best pop solo performance category. “Roar” is also nominated for song of the year among three other No. 1 hits — Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink and Nate Ruess. Macklemore & Lewis’ “Same Love” has peaked at No. 11 and is up for the top honor.

Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wiryawan, right, and World Trade Organization (WTO) DirectorGeneral Roberto Azevedo clap during the closing ceremony of the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

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WTO hails ‘historic’ first global trade agreement Agence France-Presse

NUSA DUA - Commerce ministers capped days of hard negotiations Saturday by approving a WTO agreement on international commerce they hailed as a “historic” boost for the trade body.

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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Justin Timberlake, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Timberlake is among the clear favorites as The Recording Academy prepares to unveil its Grammy nominees on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

The agreement still falls far short of the World Trade Organization’s lofty but elusive vision of tearing down global trade barriers through its frustrating, 12-year-old Doha Round of talks. But the accord reached on the Indonesian resort island of Bali nevertheless marks

the first global agreement struck by the Geneva-based body since its 1995 founding. “For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered,” an exhausted but relieved WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo told a closing ceremony.

“We have put the ‘World’ back into the World Trade Organization,” he told delegates. However, others took a less optimistic view of the agreement. Oxfam said the deal was vaguely worded and would do little for the worlds poor despite the WTO’s claim that it will boost trade for the benefit of all, especially developing countries. “It is all ‘best endeavour’ language, which is the trade negotiators equivalent of crossing fingers behind your back,” Oxfam said in a statement. The pact includes commitments to

facilitate trade by simplifying customs procedures. The meeting also formally accepted Yemen as the group’s 160th member, pending ratification by the Gulf nation’s parliament. The Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics estimated in a report this year that the customs measures could create $1 trillion in economic activity and 21 million jobs if properly implemented. The report did not detail how those figures were calculated. WTO officials have conceded

however that uncertainty surrounded how effectively the measures would be implemented, especially in underdeveloped nations. Analysts said the hard-fought nature of the talks indicated how difficult it could be for the body to make real progress on the Doha Round, launched in Qatar in 2001. Failure in Bali “would have dealt a massive blow to the institution’s prestige,” said Simon Evenett, an international trade expert at Switzerland’s St. Gallen University.

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Hundreds of international NGOs rally to reject WTO Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Mandala Stadium at Tembau, Denpasar, they demanded the dissolution of the WTO as it had an impact on women especially in the agricultural sector because the most labor were women. During the implementation of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, the waves of rejection and protests related to the WTO policies continued to be delivered by NGOs and other organizations almost every day. It did not only occur in Denpasar, but also in the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), the venue where the WTO meeting took place. The organizer allowed the registered NGOs and got a special identity to rally. However, they were not allowed to make a speech, especially by screaming. They were only allowed to spread a banner. (kmb27)

Clove distillery at Baluk burned out Negara (Bali Post)—

The burning clove distillery at Baluk, Negara

JAKARTA – Strengthening the portfolio of their Hotel NEO brand, Indonesia’s maverick hotel group, Archipelago International, took over the Green Savana Hotel in Sentul City, rebranding the hotel by the early of December to become the “Hotel NEO+ Green Savana Sentul City”.

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

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Business premise of clove leaf oil distillation at Baluk village, Negara, caught fire, Saturday (Dec 7). The building mostly made of wood and asbestos roof totally burned out. At the time of incident, the owner of the distillery, Mujahidin, 43, was out of town. The building measuring 18 square meters had turned to ashes and razed to the ground. Due to the fire with unknown sources, the owner was estimated to suffer a loss reaching tens of millions of rupiahs. To reporters, Mujahidin claimed to know if his distillery was on fire from his wife, Rohma, 40, via telephone. Around at 06:00 a.m., Mujahidin who came from Denpasar directly checked his factory. The incident was first known by his employee, Saidi, 40. The fire began to emerge about 3:00 a.m. in the west corner of the storehouse. At that time, the fire could have been extinguished. However,

the fire re-emerged when he went to the east storehouse to call his colleague, Sujiono, 40. At that time, the fire enlarged and was difficult to be extinguished. The piles of clove leaf wrapped in burlap sacks quickly burned out. From that incident, he then called Rohma and informed if the storehouse was on fire. When she came, the entire building and goods had burned out because the fire spread very quickly. Firefighters came around 04:00 a.m., but the building had already burned out, including the clove leaves placed outside the storehouse. As a result of the incident, the distillery owner suffered a loss of approximately IDR 50 million. Other than building and eight tons of clove leaves, the refining furnace also burned out. It was unknown yet for sure the cause of fire. According to the owner, the west part of the storehouse had no electricity connection, so it was impossible to be kindled by a short circuit. (kmb26)

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The Independent Trade Union Movement (GSBI) rallied in Denpasar to reject WTO

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Archipelago International takes over Green Savana Hotel

Located in Sentul City, the NEO+ Green Savanna is poised as a three-star hotel and conference center, conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Bogor, as well as enjoying an address close to to Sentul’s Jungle Land Adventurer Theme Park and the Sentul Highlands Golf Club. The Hotel boasts an eco-friendly design, seamlessly merging into Sentul’s natural mountainside landscape with its grass roofs and open-air swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The 70 spacious guestrooms and suites soak up the surrounding emerald vista, each one beckoning with outdoor seating areas to simply sit back and enjoy the view. Inside,

The last day of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua was also filled with the rejection by hundreds of protesters from several national and international non-governmental organizations. “We condemn the policy of the WTO. Disband the WTO,” said Achmadsyah, the action coordinator of the Independent Trade Union Movement (GSBI) in Denpasar, Friday (Dec 6). The rally involving hundreds of participants from home and overseas was carried out in the East Side of Margarana Square, Renon, Denpasar, and got dozens of police escorts. Though the temperature of Denpasar was a bit hot, it did not dampen the spirit of protesters to shout their opposition to the WTO. Aside from labor organization, there were also farmer, student and other organizations also coming down to street in order to voice their rejection against the policies of the WTO considered not to provide benefits to small communities. “The WTO is capitalist, it is not beneficial for small community,” he said. Apart from spreading a banner and making a speech, six shirtless men wrote on their body the rejection against the world trade organization saying ‘Junk the WTO.’ Previously on Thursday (Dec 5), in the Yowana

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

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

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

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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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As wine fakers get sharper, industry fights back Associated Press Writer

SAINT-EMILION, France — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France’s finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard’s CFO, they were clearly fakes — too new looking, not on the right kind of paper. But customers may be more easily duped. Regardless of his skill, the counterfeiter had ambition: 1947 is widely considered an exceptionally good year, and Cheval Blanc’s production that year has been called the greatest Bordeaux ever. The current average price paid for a bottle at auction is about $11,500, according to truebottle. com, which tracks auctions and helps consumers spot fakes. Counterfeiting has likely dogged wine as long as it has been produced. In the 18th century, King Louis XV ordered the makers of Cotes du Rhone to brand their barrels with “CDR” before export to prevent fraud. But it is getting more sophisticated and more ambitious, particularly as bottle prices rise due to huge demand in new markets, mainly in Asia. After decades of silence, producers across the $217-billion industry are finally beginning to talk about the problem and ways to combat it. The astronomical prices paid for fine wine these days makes the bottles “more than just a luxury item,” said Spiros Malandrakis, senior analyst of the alcoholic drinks market at Euromonitor, a research firm. “They become a currency in themselves. And as with every currency, at some point,

people want to find ways to manipulate that and make more money.” SIZING UP THE PROBLEM

Experts say it’s impossible to know the size of the counterfeit market. Partially that’s because many sales happen privately and because it is woven into a legal market, unlike, say, cocaine trafficking. Many known counterfeits likely go unreported because the victims are embarrassed — and chagrined to lose their investment. Industry insiders, meanwhile, have long ignored the problem collectively as producers were afraid of scaring customers. But many experts agree on one point: the quantity of rare bottles from illustrious vineyards being auctioned is just too high to not include fakes. “I think it’s pretty obvious to everybody that there is a relatively large amount of counterfeit wines from these top wineries that is on the market,” said Leonardo LoCascio, founder of Winebow, a leading U.S. importer of wine. Maureen Downey, an expert wine appraiser and authenticator who founded Chai Consulting, says it is important not to overestimate the

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In this photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, Fabien Teitgen, head of the wine making holds a bottle of red wine of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in the wine cellars of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Martillac, near Bordeaux,bsouthwestern France. problem, guessing it is still probably a very small proportion of the global wine trade, but she added that many producers think that recent publicity on the problem means it’s been solved. Not so, she and others said. In fact, it will likely simply get more

sophisticated and even harder to track and estimate. China’s case is a good illustration of the evolution of counterfeiting. Initially, criminals took advantage of the country’s twin weaknesses: consumers who were new to wine but had the

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money to buy it for show. That led to flagrant fakes, whose labels simply piled on the names — or near names — of as many famous vineyards and locales as possible, claiming, for example, to be a great Burgundy wine from a famous Bordeaux chateau.

2014 World Cup noisemakers quieter than vuvuzelas In this file photo from April 22, 2013, released by Agencia Brasil, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff holds caxirolas during their official presentation at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. AP Photo/Fabio Pozzebom-Agencia Brasil

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MANGUPURA - The existence of modern market in Bali continues to erode the traditional markets. Government as a regulator should support the existence of traditional markets by strengthening the favoring policies. General Secretary of the Indonesian Economist Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana, expected the modern market to pay attention to the existence of traditional markets so they did not harm the traditional markets. “Traditional market must be grown, developed and reinforced by favoring policies made by the government, especially in terms of regulation,” said Raka Suardana. According to him, traditional markets should also make improvement in response to the demands of current consumers asking for priority in terms of service, comfort, sanitation, safety and satisfaction. Thus, the behavior of traders in traditional markets should also be changed. Besides, modern stores, especially modern chain store, should also pay attention to the existing regulations so as not to rampantly open the outlets to remote villages that could harm the stalls or stores owned by local communities. “The owner of stalls or traditional stores must also make an improvement. At least, they must make their property worthy to be visited by modern consumers, especially in the matter of service and comfort that must be considered,” he explained. He said the weakness of traditional

stalls or stores lay in the matter of sanitation and comfort. This shortage should be corrected in order to give satisfaction to consumers. “The government, both county and municipal government, must be more selective in issuing permit for modern markets and modern stores. The distance between the modern markets and modern stores must also consider the existence of traditional markets or stores,” he affirmed. He argued the establishment of modern markets or modern stores should have a partnership with the players of local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and CSR program. For instance, it could be done by marketing the SME products packaged or re-packaged with the brand of modern stores or another brand agreed together in order to increase the selling value of the product and marketing the SME products through the outlet of modern stores. “Modern store can also provide business space in the area of modern markets or modern stores for small businesses at an affordable rental price in accordance with their capability or other form that can be used by small business through other partnership cooperation,” he affirmed. (kmb27)

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The existence of modern market in Bali continues to erode the traditional markets. Government as a regulator should support the existence of traditional markets by strengthening the favoring policies.

Indonesia must be benefited by IE-CEPA agreement Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Indonesia and Norway re-discussed the increase in trade and investment

cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Indonesian-European Free Trade Association Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agree-

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SAN FRANCISCO — The official noisemakers for next year’s World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela horns that caused so many headaches in 2010. The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola, creates sound pressure levels similar to normal conversation, according to researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil. Presenting their findings to the Acoustic Society of America in San Francisco on Thursday, the experts said it would take about 2,000 of the maracalike caxirolas to emit the same noise as one vuvuzela. “The caxirola is not so dangerous as the vuvuzela for the people who are going to be in the stadiums,” said Bernardo Murta, one of the researchers. In South Africa, throngs of fans playing vuvuzelas created a deafening roar during matches. The incessant buzzing from the long, skinny horns was so loud that players had a hard time communicating, and many TV viewers initially thought there were reception problems. There may, however, be another problem with the caxirola that has nothing to do with volume. After it was introduced at a match in Brazil this year, hundreds of disgruntled fans hurled the plastic instruments onto the field when the game became a blowout. “So it’s not dangerous to our hearing but for our safety,” Murta said.

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Indonesia should benefit more from the IE-CEPA agreement, considering the EFTA member countries have strengths and advantages as a world class supplier, according to Deputy Trade Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi.

ment (Indonesia-EFTA CEPA/ IE-CEPA). In this cooperation, Indonesia had an ambition to get more benefits from the agreement. “Indonesia should benefit more from the IE-CEPA agreement, considering the EFTA member countries have strengths and advantages as a world class supplier,” said Deputy Trade Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi. In a bilateral meeting with the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Morten Hoglund, Bayu emphasized the importance of EFTA in enhancing the cooperation in investment from the ongoing cooperation in Indonesia and stressed that the IE- CEPA negotiation should be a win-win solution. Acceleration of the IE-CEPA negotiation could be reached through a more profound bilateral cooperation with the EFTA member countries, mainly Norway as one of the EFTA members. During the meeting, Morten Hoglund expressed his support for the endeavor of both parties to quickly reach the agreement

on the IE-CEPA negotiation. The ninth round negotiation was scheduled to be held in May 2014 in Indonesia. Norway as one of the producing countries of fishery products and the world’s energy operators was expected to further encourage and enhance the cooperation, both investment and industrial capacity in Indonesia. Investment cooperation, especially the renewable energy and other energy, was expected to be a driving force in settling the unresolved issues on the IE-CEPA negotiations in order to achieve a balance and mutual benefit in these negotiations. To launch the partnership talks, the two ministers were planning to do a follow-up meeting early 2014 in Norway before the implementation of world energy forum in April 2014 in the country. Norway is one of the important trading partners for Indonesia. In 2012, Norway was ranked 68th largest export market and ranked the 47th country as the origin of the import commodities of Indonesia.

All this time, the IndonesiaNorway has been making cooperation in the field of trade, especially exports. Indonesia’s main export commodities to the country are fertilizer, iron and steel, wood and wood products, furniture and clothing. Meanwhile, Indonesia imports some commodities from Norway such as fertilizers, industrial machinery, iron and steel, pulp and wood and vehicles beyond the rail and tram rail. Investment value of Norway in Indonesia in 2012 reached USD 7.8 million, with total bilateral trade at the end of 2012 reached approximately USD 321 million consisting of USD 87 million for exports and USD 234 million for imports. During the period of January to October 2013, the total value of bilateral trade amounted to USD 247.8 million or a decrease of 11.1 percent compared to the same period in 2012 worth USD 278.7 million. Meanwhile, the average growth of trade between Indonesia and Norway within the past five years reached 17.5 percent. (kmb27)


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Toppled over by banyan tree

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Building of Satria Morning Market destroyed

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At least five units of stalls at Satria Morning Market, Pendem village, were destroyed as toppled over by a branch of banyan tree, Friday afternoon (Dec 6). Allegedly, the banyan tree branch collapsed because it had weathered. At the time of incident, there was no wind or other causes that could make the tree branch collapse. No casualties were reported in the incident. However, a number of public facilities were damaged, including a Melanting shrine that stood right under the tree. Some residents seemed to gather at the location on the edge of the Ijo Gading River. One of the residents, Nengah Nita, 35, said that no one knew for sure when the tree collapsed. Incidentally, the location was deserted, but some residents usually gather there in the afternoon. “Incidentally, the location was still quiet. At 2:30 p.m., people heard a loud noise of fallen tree accompanied with collision. When seen by resident, in fact it was fallen tree

branch toppling over the building of local market,” explained the man. In addition to the market building, the Melanting shrine standing right under the tree was damaged by the fallen tree branch. The shrine was newly built to complete the existing shrine around two years ago. Residents revealed if the banyan tree was quite old. Most likely it happened due to the age causing the tree branch to rot and collapse. Other than the branch facing the south, the one facing the east side also began to be porous. If it was not cut, the tree was feared to collapse as well. Hamlet chief of Satria, Ketut Parwata, when met at the location said that his party had reported the incident to village authority. From the checking last Saturday, it was known the building of the morning market established with the assistance of provincial government around three years was damaged. Asbestos roof and five units of market stalls were damaged as toppled over by the tree branch. (kmb26)

Transmission of HIV/AIDS cases in Tabanan is increasingly fierce. Other than infecting residents with risk, pregnant women also start to become an easy target of this deadly disease. Even, in 2012, two pregnant women died due to be infected by the HIV/AIDS. Allegedly, they were infected by their husband. Secretary of the Tabanan AIDS Mitigation Commission (KPA), Ketut Rendem, said that until August 2013, the transmission of HIV/AIDS in Tabanan had reached 521 cases. The case continued to rise throughout the year. Checkup visit to Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) clinic reached 739 people. Of this amount, 81 people were indicated to have been positive to HIV/AIDS. According to

him, the HIV/AIDS was a shared responsibility. “All parties should provide a good education and information related to HIV/AIDS. Do not let the case continue to increase,” he said amid a series of healthy walk in conjunction with the World AIDS Day, Friday (Dec 6). The AIDS Day falling on December 1 was commemorated for the first time in Tabanan. Such healthy walk involved

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FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is followed by his uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from left, and Yang Hyong Sop, left, vice president of the Presidium of North Korea’s parliament, as he tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.

A big tree collapsed and destroy five stalls at Satria Morning Market, Pendem village, Negara

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students and various components of society, including civil servants of Tabanan County. The activity was inaugurated by Deputy Regent of Tabanan, Komang Gede Sanjaya. In addition to the healthy walk, it was also held a drawing competition related to the dissemination of HIV/AIDS information among school children. Meanwhile, the Head of Tabanan Health Agency, Nyoman Suratmika, explained that of the seven cases of maternal deaths in Tabanan, two of them were triggered by the attack of HIV/AIDS. Both died from acute AIDS and were known when to give birth. It happened in different months and was handled by hospital.

Such incident became a serious concern. After the incident his party imposed HIV/AIDS testing for pregnant women. They were given counseling in the antenatal checkup at midwife. When found any indications of HIV/AIDS, each patient would be directed to VCT clinic for in-depth examination. “If the result is positive to HIV/AIDS, the patient must undergo antiretroviral therapy so the baby is not infected,” explained Suratmika. HIV/AIDS testing for pregnant women, he said, was very important as it had something to do with the fate of baby and its mother. For a pregnant women declared positive to HIV/AIDS, his childbirth would be through

Caesarean section. In other words, the medical team would attempt so as no blood contact occurred between the baby and its mother. Then, after birth the baby was given substitute milk instead of breast milk. In this way, the baby would not get infected by the HIV/ AIDS from its mother. “Starting this year, we instruct the entire village midwife to provide counseling on HIV/AIDS for pregnant women. Do not let the victim fall again for being late,” explained Suratmika. Most importantly, for people with HIV/AIDS should not be excluded because they could still live a normal life, including pregnancy and childbirth. (kmb30)

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Supply downs, price of fish soars Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Due to many fishermen did not dare to go to sea during the bad weather condition lately the supply of fish in fish markets and traditional markets in Buleleng reduced. Aside from many traders were unable to sell certain types of fish, the price of fish also

increased due to diminishing supply, while the demand continued to grow. Such condition also happened to traditional fish market at Anturan village, Buleleng subdistrict. Since about four days ago, the price of fish in the market had gone up. The increase rate varied according to the type of fish sold

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such as common dolphin fish, skipjack tuna, mackerel tuna, red mullet and grouper. Price of grouper, for example, reached IDR 40,000 per kilogram. Previously, its price was only IDR 35,000 to IDR 37,000 per kilogram. Common dolphin fish was previously sold at IDR 45,000, and then increased to IDR 50,000 per

kilogram. Some traders admitted they were forced to raise the price because the purchasing price from fishermen had already increased as well. Increase in the purchasing price of fish from fishermen made traders reluctant to sell some certain types of marine fish. “I do not sell grouper because the

purchasing price from fishermen was expensive,” said Nyoman Sri, a trader. Traders said the price went up because the supply of fish was low while the demand never stopped. Low supply of fish happened because fishermen rarely dared to go to sea during bad weather in the waters of Buleleng. (kmb15)

Kim’s uncle removed from NKorean state documentary Associated Press Writer

SEOUL, South Korea — Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul’s claim that Pyongyang’s second most powerful official may have been purged by his nephew. South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers last week that it believes Jang Song Thaek was likely sacked after the executions last month of two close associates, allegedly over corruption. The National Intelligence Service hasn’t explained how it obtained the information, and skepticism followed the claim because of past intelligence failures in Seoul regarding the inner workings of the North’s secretive government. But some worry that, if true, the purge of such a powerful figure could lead to dangerous instability. On Saturday, North Korea’s state TV repeated a documentary on Kim Jong Un’s military inspection trips. Although Jang appeared throughout the version that aired on Oct. 28, images of him had vanished from the new version. North Korea has previously deleted the images of purged officials from state videos and publi-

cations, according to a South Korean government agency that tracks North Korean propaganda. In one scene in the original version, the bespectacled Jang can be seen wearing a winter parka and standing behind Kim Jong Un as the leader shakes hands with a soldier. But Jang cannot be seen in Saturday’s version, which has the same title and narration. Elsewhere in the older version, he is seen clapping his hands from a distance as a uniformed officer speaks to Kim. But the new version only shows what appear to be parts of Jang’s right arm, chest and abdomen. Pyongyang has said nothing about Jang’s fate or the new version of the documentary. Jang was last seen in state media about a month ago. Jang — who is married to Kim Jong Un’s aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il — has held a string of top jobs, including in the National Defense Commission, the government’s top ruling body. He was considered a major influence on the young leader as he consolidated power after Kim Jong Il’s December 2011 death. Jang has reportedly been purged several times previously, only to return to power. In another development that Seoul’s spy agency is linking to Jang’s likely

sacking, two people related to Jang who were serving abroad as diplomats have been recalled to North Korea, according to South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by intelligence officials. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, which first reported on the documentary, said the original documentary was broadcast nine times in October starting on Oct. 7. An official at South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which is responsible for North Korea matters and closely studies the country’s propaganda, said that 17 scenes showing Jang had been removed from the original documentary. The official spoke on customary condition of anonymity, citing department rules. The removal of Jang’s images in the documentary serves as indirect confirmation of his dismissal, analyst Cheong Seong-chang at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea said in an email. “The fact that North Korea has erased Jang’s face from the documentary ... indicates that efforts to completely root out his influence are spreading to every level.” Jang’s position will likely be better understood, analysts say, if he appears at state-organized events on Dec. 17 to mark the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death.

Washington - President Barack Obama warned Saturday that Israel’s vision of an “ideal” nuclear agreement with Iran was unrealistic and put the chance of any acceptable final deal emerging at no more than 50/50. But Obama argued that the best possible available agreement with Tehran was likely to be better than the alternatives, and it was therefore imperative to try to secure one. Obama, speaking at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in Washington, said a deal was possible that included enough verification safeguards to assure foreign powers Tehran could not build a nuclear bomb. He indicated that could include a very “modest” option for Iran to enrich uranium as part of a peaceful nuclear program under intense scrutiny by outside observers that would ensure Tehran was kept from “breakout” capacity needed to race to build an atomic weapon. “If we could create an option in which Iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, I would take it,” Obama said. “But I want to make sure everybody understands it -- that particular option is not available, so as a consequence, what we have to do is make a decision, as to given the options available, what is the best way for us to assure Iran does not get a nuclear weapon?” Obama noted likely criticism from Israel of any final deal that did not eliminate all of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure as he laid out a pragmatic case for the negotiations. “One can envision an ideal world in which Iran said ‘we will destroy every element or facility and you name it it is all gone.’” But he added: “I think we have to be more realistic and ask ourselves what puts us in a strong position to assure ourselves that Iran is not having a nuclear weapon.” Obama also made clear that the interim deal reached in Geneva last month between Iran and world powers did not grant Iran a “right to enrich,” despite such interpretations of the deal by some top Iranian officials. “We can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections but that permits Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program,” Obama said. Such a scenario, however, would not permit underground fortified facilities or advanced centrifuges.

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the Saban Forum during the Brookings Institution’s 10th annual Saban Forum titled “Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East,” at the Willard Hotel in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.


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BUSINESS SINGAPORE - Trade ministers from the United States and 11 other countries opened talks Saturday in an attempt to meet a US deadline to forge a trans-Pacific trade pact before the end of the year. However, analysts said an agreement on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was unlikely to be reached during the four-day meeting, and activists slammed the US for its “manipulative” tactics in a bid to get a deal done. The TPP is being negotiated by 12 nations -- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam -- that together make up 40 percent of the global economy. Washington has spearheaded the secretive talks, which have been denounced by non-government

groups for their alleged lack of transparency. The ministers, who arrived in Singapore from the just-concluded World Trade Organization talks in Bali, did not issue any statement as they began the meeting. President Barack Obama has hailed the TPP as a centrepiece of renewed US engagement in Asia, saying it contains market-opening commitments that go well beyond those made in other free-trade accords. But the complexity of the issues has already caused negotiators to miss the original 2012 deadline set

by Obama to reach a deal, with the new target also looking unlikely. “They aren’t very far away from a deal but my own guess is that they are more likely to conclude around March,” said Deborah K. Elms, a specialist on the TPP at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. She said that the year-end deadline had already “looked problematic for months” as differences remained. Elms, however, said there was a “very slim chance” that the ministers might announce a “political agreement”. “This means that they take the photographs in Singapore... and announce a deal and then finish up the hard parts later,” said Elms, head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade and Negotiations at RSIS.

“But this strategy seems a bit risky to me, as it means that they really have to sort out the last remaining tough spots and do it rather hastily afterwards.” US Vice President Joe Biden, who is in South Korea on the final leg of a Northeast Asia tour, said that more work would be needed to secure a deal before the year-end deadline. “We have to end the bureaucratic hurdles that close off trading in key sector trading like autos and agriculture,” said Biden, who also welcomed South Korea’s interest in joining the TPP talks. TPP negotiators have also been divided over patent issues, in particular on medicines. US negotiators, backed by the powerful pharmaceuticals industry, want drug companies to extend pat-

ent protection beyond the typical 20-year limit. Drug firms say this is necessary to allow them to recover investments and continue research for fresh cures. But activist groups like humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) say such patent protection would restrict access to cheaper generic drugs for millions of poor people. Negotiators are ironing out kinks over a provision that allows companies in any of the TPP countries to bid for government procurement contracts within the trade grouping. There are also disagreements over textiles as well as on the treatment of state-owned enterprises deemed to have an undue advantage over private firms, analysts said.

Jaguar Land Rover says to open Brazil car plant

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LONDON - Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover announced plans on Friday to open a £240-million manufacturing plant in Brazil. JLR said in a statement that it would invest the equivalent of $390 million or 290 million euros to establish a new plant in the city of Itatiaia in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The plant, which will initially employ 400 people, will have a capacity to produce 24,000 vehicles per year. The number of staff is expected to almost double by the end of 2020. Construction will begin in mid-2014 and the first cars will roll off the assembly line in 2016, added JLR, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors. “Brazil and the surrounding regions are very important. Customers there have an increasing appetite for highly capable premium products,” said JLR chief executive Ralf Speth. “This new programme will enable us to bring exciting new vehicles to them, with outstanding British design and engineering, creating a world-class Jaguar Land Rover facility incorporating leading premium manufacturing technologies.” In the first 10 months of 2013, the company sold 9,459 cars in Brazil, an increase of more than 40 percent over the same period last year. Tata Motors bought Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor in 2008 for $2.3 billion as part of plans to expand its reach beyond Asia.

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New regent of Klungkung must have a grand design Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Shortage of breakthrough in the efforts to address poverty was highlighted again by the Klungkung House. The House assessed the poverty handling had no clear focus. In the future, the House asked the new regent to be inaugurated on December 16, 2013 to have a grand design or model of addressing poverty with clear and measurable parameters. A legislator of Klungkung House, AA Gede Bagus, said the grand design containing the long-term handling of poverty should be truly able to respond to the challenge of poverty handling. The issue of poverty had become a classical problem that became a legacy passed down from previous regents. Poverty reduction was not enough to be helped by house refurbishment. Poor people did not only need a home, but also job opportunity and other supporting programs. “They need an empowerment after the house refurbishment. Please think of whether they have a job. If they have, what assistance they require later on, for example, working tools, capital and other assistance,” he said. During his service as a legislator, he did not see any serious handling that could reduce the poverty. Even, in reality the poverty rate was getting higher. If the government continued to be lulled without any evaluation, the poverty rate would soar. “If noth-

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A worker cleans the Jaguar XF at the company’s booth during the Guangzhou 2013 Auto Show. Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover announced plans on Friday to open a £240-million manufacturing plant in Brazil.

ing has changed for years, this will be a great question for us. The poverty alleviation program should be evaluated,” he said. He also hoped the new regent from Nusa Penida could work on that area and eliminate the impression of Nusa Penida as the pockets of poverty. Among the four subdistricts in Klungkung, the highest poverty rate was in Nusa Penida. The Head of Klungkung Development Planning Board (Bappeda), I Gusti Ngurah Suardika, said the handling of poverty was becoming a heavy homework for local government. However, he had attempted to maximum. Suardika who was accompanied by the Subdivision Head of People’s Welfare of the Bappeda Klungkung, Wayan Darmanaba, affirmed that poverty rate actually rose. However, the variable of poverty category was added, from 14 variables to 52 variables. Thus, during the period of 20082010 the households target or poor family increased from 7,988 people

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The photo shows poor people in Klungkung stand near their house. Shortage of breakthrough in the efforts to address poverty was highlighted again by the Klungkung House. The House assessed the poverty handling had no clear focus.

to 11,445 people in 2011-2013. “The number of poor people is not increasing. However, the poverty rate seems to rise because the household target is expanded. Thus, the number of household target seems to show an

increase. Indeed, when it remains to use the previous variable there is no increase,” said Darmanaba. Suardika added that in 2014 his party would prepare a budget of IDR 4 billion to reduce poverty in

Klungkung. Such amount would be used for house refurbishment program. As planned, the budget would be used to refurbish 200 units of house in four subdistricts throughout Klungkung. (kmb31)

Nangluk Merana Ritual to neutralize nature

Nangluk merana ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life. Through the ritual, devotees invoked to God in order they were bestowed with graces for the sake of entire universe and protected from danger. The Head of the Institute for Community Service (LPM) of Hindu University of Indonesia (Unhi) Denpasar, IB Sutama, said the nangluk merana ritual was the term of agricultural culture in Bali in realizing the green culture. Through the ritual, farmers tried to stem all the plant diseases and pests attacking their crop, either in irrigated field or non-irrigated field. In the Usada Wrespati Tatwa manuscript, explained this waidika (Hindu doctor), merana was the disease in plants. In animal it was called sasab, while in human was called gering. “The nangluk merana ritual

was used to neutralize the nature, so that it can stem all kinds of diseases such as gering, sasab and merana and they will not come to mainland or to human nature,” he said. The ritual was focused on invoking welfare and safety to Lord Varuna as the ruler of the sea. He had the power to clean up all the existing diseases. The universe was derived from water or thalesia. Similarly, human also began and ended with water. “The whole universe was purified by him at sea. As evidence, whatever discharged into the sea does not cause any odor. Therefore, the holy water or tirtha is centered at sea,” he explained. This humanist and religious observer explained that 65-70 percent of macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human body) contained water. When, we were in the womb, 90 percent of our protector was water and at the meeting of heaven and earth or kama bang (sperm) and kama petak (ovum) or intercourse of mother and father we are composed of 100 percent

of water. “That’s why we end the ritual with water of Lord Varuna,” he convinced. In the nangluk merana was always accompanied with animal sacrifice by slaughtering or floating animal into the sea. It was affected by bhairava leading to Shaktism. Sacred animal sacrifice was intended to neutralize nature and as a substitute for human sacrifice, so that it did not sacrifice human. Nangluk merana ritual was regularly held towards year end because a very extreme weather change took place in December. It was before the seventh month in Balinese calendar being prone to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. “Sickness in the seventh month is not affected by leak or Balinese black magic, but pure sickness as a result of climate change. It is a sickness caused by one of the daiweika dhuka namely sickness due to deity, ourselves and our inadvertency,” he said. Hindu community in Bali drove away global warming by nangluk marana ritual in which in Hindu-

ism it was called detya (effect of feral solar heat). This Detya was portrayed as a great giant with prominence. The poorly maintained environment would trigger

Denawa or great flooding disaster. “Organizing the nangluk merana ritual should be accompanied with environmental conservation,” he added. (doc)

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Nangluk merana ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life.


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Few heirs apparent to Mandela’s symbol of freedom Associated Press Writer

The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. There are a few whose trials have made them symbols of freedom, including the former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, the Dalai Lama and, more recently, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl turned women’s rights activist . But Mandela, the black revolutionary who emerged from 27 years in prison to embrace his white oppressors and lead a new South Africa, may be one of the last of a breed for all sorts of reasons — including the circumstances of his heroism, his extraordinary success and the onset of an age when heroes’ foibles are often exposed. “He lived and worked in a context and historical period where his extraordinary individual qualities could help make change in his country and ripple throughout the world,” said Daniel Calengaret, executive vice president of the Freedom House, a watchdog group working to expand freedom around the world. “It’s hard to think of someone who was both an iconic dissident figure and was actually central to building a new system,” Calengaret said. Mandela is often mentioned in the same breath as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., who also changed nations through nonviolence. Yet Gandhi and King were killed before their dreams were realized. Suu Kyi, the Myanmar pro-democracy leader, was imprisoned by the military regime for 15 years before she was released and won a parliamentary seat. Yet she battles in a political arena lacking the stark racism of South African apartheid, which deprived the black majority of equal rights. “She stands for the end of a dictatorship, not the end of a racial system,” said Dores Cruz, a University of Denver anthropology professor. Cruz said that the dismantling of communism by the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is comparable to Mandela ending apartheid. But Gorbachev did not suffer personal persecution to do it. She noted that Mandela’s image was carefully constructed for political purposes in pre-Internet South Africa, then burnished over the years by international media, musicians and Hollywood. “The impact that has had on the historical imagination, you probably won’t find that in anybody,” Cruz said. “No one has the same iconic image or same historical status.” The Dalai Lama, a Bud-

dhist figure seeking the nonviolent restoration of Tibet’s independence from China, has lived in exile for more than 60 years. And there is an ethnic or racial aspect to the Tibetan struggle, as China seeks to wipe out its traditional culture and replace it with that of the Han Chinese. “Like Mandela, the Dalai Lama represents the decades-long suffering of his people. And he articulates a peaceful possibility in response to violence and aggression,” said William Edelglass, a Marlboro College philosophy professor. “Like Mandela, he inspires us to the better angels of our nature,” Edelglass said. “He reminds us of how we really want to be.” But at age 78, with China firmly in control, the Dalai Lama is unlikely to see a free Tibet. And his Buddhist religion sets him apart from Mandela, who enjoyed a type of secular sainthood that transcended religious divides. Malala, the 16year-old Pakistani girl, achieved global prominence last year when the Taliban tried to kill her for advocating the equality and education of women. After Mandela’s death,

she called him “my leader.” In the past, other politicians suffered to reform oppressive regimes — Lech Walesa in Poland or Vaclav Havel in Czechoslovakia. But the peak of their careers came at the moment when the old regime crumbled, Calingaret observed. “In a sense Mandela’s greatest achievements were as president,” he said. “He was on top, he could do anything he wanted, and he chose to push for reconciliation and inclusiveness.” Mandela’s rise might have been complicated had it happened during the Internet age. Mandela had his share of flaws, including infidelity and a past embrace of violence, but they were overlooked. The volume and speed of the information traveling around the world today makes it impossible for a leader to climb without his or her every weakness being magnified. “One of the things about Mandela that makes him unique, all those years in prison, he couldn’t be really doing bad things during that time. And he lived prior to universal access,” said Edelglass.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during the opening ceremony of Women’s Forum Myanmar at a hotel in Yangon, Myanmar Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Suu Kyi paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a “great human being who raised the standard of humanity.” Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness. He was 95.

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Ukraine protests draw 200,000 to rally to oust Yanukovych Agence France Presse

Kiev - Hundreds of thousands of pro-EU Ukrainians rallied in Kiev on Sunday for a new protest aimed at forcing President Viktor Yanukovych to resign after he sparked fury by rejecting an EU pact under Kremlin pressure. Waving EU and Ukrainians flags as well as the red-and-black banners of the wartime anti-communist Ukrainian Insurgent Army, around 200,000 demonstrators filled Kiev’s iconic Independence Square to bursting point. Jailed Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko said the opposition was demanding the “immediate” resignation of Yanukovych, in a statement to the mass rally read by her daughter that was met by chants of “resign!” from the throng. “Yanukovych took a decision to join the club of dictators,” Yevgenia Tymoshenko quoted her mother as saying in a message from detention. “We must peacefully and legally oust him from power.” “He is no longer the president of our state, he is a tyrant who must answer for every drop of blood that has been shed,” she added. Some of the protesters wore helmets in an apparent attempt to protect themselves in the event of possible clashes with riot police as a priest read a prayer from stage. Trademark nationalist chants reverberated through the overcrowded Kiev metro as more protesters sought to join the protest. “Glory to Ukraine!” they shouted. “Glory to heroes!” replied others. Yanukovych’s decision to drop political and free trade agreements with the EU in favour of tighter Russian ties and a crackdown last week on protestors plunged the ex-Soviet nation into its worst political crisis in a decade. The president on Friday incensed the opposition and its supporters further by discussing the signing of a strategic partnership treaty with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who wants Ukraine to join a Moscow-led Customs Union. “The Customs Union is another Soviet Union. We’ve already been there,” said protester Olexander Kovalenko. The protests in Ukraine have raged for over two weeks after the government abruptly announced it was halting the work on the agreements with the European Union.

WTO... From page 1 “But Bali revealed much about how difficult are negotiations between the large trading nations on big-ticket commercial items and there is no sign they are going to get any easier.” Four days of haggling

The agreement was reached after more than four days of haggling in Bali that stretched past the conference’s scheduled Friday close and overnight. Indonesia’s conference chair Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan called the accord “historic”. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal would “provide a lifeline to the world’s poorest people” by slashing barriers to trade. Azevedo said it had important symbolic value for Doha. “The decisions we have taken here are an important stepping-stone toward the completion of the Doha Round,” he said, adding the WTO would soon get to work on a “road map” for reviving Doha. The Doha Round aims to remove hurdles to commerce and establish a globally binding framework of trade rules fair to both rich and poor countries. But protectionist disputes among the WTO’s members have foiled agreement. Azevedo has expressed concern over the rise of alternative regional trading pacts that he fears could render the WTO obsolete if it did not start clinching major worldwide agreements.The Bali negotiations teetered repeatedly on the brink of collapse due to various differences. India -- which aims to stockpile and subsidise grain for its millions of poor -- had demanded that such measures be granted indefinite exemption from WTO challenge. The United States, which implements large farm supports of its own, and others had said India’s grain policy could violate WTO limits on subsidies. A later hurdle emerged as four Latin American countries objected to the removal in the accord’s text of a reference to the US embargo on Cuba. Indian trade groups welcomed the deal with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, saying the agreement protected India and other developing nations’ “legitimate concerns on food security”. The agreement will come as a major personal victory for the Brazilian Azevedo, who took over the organisation’s helm in September and injected a sense of urgency into the talks.

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INDONESIA Bank Century case

Summoning VP irrelevant Antara

JAKARTA - The deputy chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), Hajriyanto, has criticized the recent decision to summon Vice President Boediono over the parliament’s Century Bank case monitoring. He said here on Saturday that the plan was irrelevant, because the parliament has already decided to refer the case to the law enforcement agency, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). He added the the monitoring team should, instead, ask KPK about its progress in handling the case, especially with regard to Beodiono’s role. The parliament’s monitoring team could ask KPK about the slow progress in the settlement of the case. “As in the case of someone accused of committing a murder,

people have no right to question the suspect, but they must make inquiries to law enforcers,” he said. Hajriyanto also said the team should ask whether there is a conflict of interest within KPK, as some have feared. “If the team insists on summoning Boediono, it means they are confused by their inaccurate decision to refer the case to the justice system,” he said. The team decided to summon Boediono on December 18, according to Deputy House Speaker Pramono Anung, commenting after

chairing the team’s meeting on Wednesday (Dec 4). Pramono said all political party factions on the team have agreed with the decision and considered the summons necessary so that the vice president could clarify his decision to bail out Century Bank when he was central bank governor. In refusing the team’s request, Boediono spokesman Yopie Hidayat said on Wednesday that the political process of the case in parliament had been finished after parliament decided to refer the case to the law enforcement agency.

Indonesian hockey team targets gold medal in SEA Games Antara

BIAK - Indonesia’s national hockey team is expected to win a gold medal in the next 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar on December 11. Its manager, Yotam Wakum, said here on Sunday that the chance for the team to win a gold medal from the women’s event was big. “Eighteen members of the women’s team, seven of them hailing from Biak, Papua, have now been ready to compete for the nation at the event,” he said. He said during training under coach Mateus Kbarel in Jakarta the women’s team had shown various progresses such as in their cooperation. In the next SEA Games in Myanmar Indonesia’s tough rivals would include Myanmar, he said. He said he was optimistic the team could win a gold medal in the biennial event. “The target set for the hocky team is a gold medal. We players and officials all hope we can achieve it,” he said. Ahead of the event Indonesian players are still conducting physical training as well as strategic and technical aspects.

German, Austrian arrested for drug trafficking Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities have separately arrested a German man and an Austrian woman for attempting to smuggle methamphetamines into the country, officials said Thursday, an offence punishable by death. The German, 49, arrived at Jakarta’s international airport from the Senegal capital Dakar via Dubai with 4.15 kilograms (9.15 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, said airport customs chief Okto Irianto. “The methamphetamines were hidden in the lining of his luggage. They have a street value of $475,104,” Irianto told reporters, adding that the man was arrested in late November. The Austrian woman, aged 25, had been arrested several days previously with three kilograms of the same drug in her luggage, Irianto said, adding that customs officials suspected a link between the two. Police are now investigating whether the pair were connected, he said. The officials did not name the arrested foreigners and the German and Austrian embassies could not immediately be contacted. Indonesia enforces stiff penalties for drug-related crimes, including capital punishment or life imprisonment. Several foreign nationals are on death row for drugrelated offences. British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January after being found with $2.4 million worth of cocaine in her luggage as she arrived on the resort island of Bali last year.

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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. About 15,000 people have been evacuated from 17 villages on the slope of Mount Sinabung after authorities raised the alert status of the rumbling volcano to the highest level on Nov. 24.


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Penglipuran

BANGLI - A pleasant, cool village with A I breathtaking views is located not far from the road to Bangli from Kintamani. It is only some 700 meters above sea level. There is a traditional village called Penglipuran that belongs to the administrative regency of Kubu. There are different versions of the meaning of Penglipuran, One version says that the word Penglipuran is philologically derived from two words, pengeling literally means remembrance and pura means temple. The villagers formerly migrated from the village of Bayung Gede near Kintamani. To remember their original village and beloved ancestors, they then built the same temple as their own at Bayung Gede village. The layout of this completely unique village is like a ‘housing complex’ where the space arrangement is neat and carefully designed. It is quite different from other villages in general. This village stretches from the north to the south following the direction of the mountain. The village temple is located on the highest point and at the end of the village. Nearly all the main houses still use the traditional roof of artistic bamboo blades with walls painted in natural colors like that of soil. And each compound consistently maintains the original design of the versatile bale (pavilion). Walking along the spacious paved street in the middle of the traditional village and small garden along the telajakan (the space between the compound and the street) will give you the impression o fa beautiful park. The village looks neat as there are no high rise buildings. It is the harmonious combination of a traditional concept with modern techniques. When you see the uniform kori (entrance gate) with a bamboo roof you will be reminded that it is a traditional village. This kind of structure is now widely adopted for tourist accommodation.

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Pirelli determined to reduce marbles

Pirelli says it will try to reduce the marbles produced by its tyres in the 2014 Formula 1 season following suggestions from drivers. The Italian manufacturer’s tyres, in particular the softer compounds, generated large amounts of marbles during 2013, making going off the racing line to overtake less viable for drivers.

“The drivers certainly have commented on it and we can understand it,” said Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery. “So it’s something that we are trying to do. “It’s one of those things, though. Once you are in a season you can’t really do much about it then. “We know that it’s clearly wear-related, it’s basically tearing of the tyres in some cases, certainly the super-soft and to an extent the softer tyre have not had the strength that we needed. “You can see some races where we had almost no marbles when you are using the hard and medium, certain surfaces where it’s low abrasion. So we are working to try and improve that. The general comment from the drivers is ‘reduce marbles’.” Hembery admitted the challenge of getting rid of marbles is not an easy one,

however. “At the moment we’re doing a lot of work on scaling and understanding where we are with the different compounds, we wanted to try and improve things like the tear resistance of the compounds, which has a direct impact on marbles which is something we are trying to reduce for next year,” he said. “With the increased wheelspin, that has a chance of creating more marbles compared to where we are today, so we have to increase the mechanical strength of the compounds. “If you go too far, then you just end up with more wheelspin because you’ve got no grip. “That’s the balance that will be hard to find because we don’t know the real impact of the aero when we start racing. There’s also the risk that there are big differences between teams.”

Pirelli determined to reduce marbles

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Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, right, gets a bucket on a shot under Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Pirelli says it will try to reduce the marbles produced by its tyres in the 2014 Formula 1 season following suggestions from drivers. The Italian manufacturer’s tyres, in particular the softer compounds, generated large amounts of marbles during 2013, making going off the racing line to overtake less viable for drivers. “The drivers certainly have commented on it and we can understand it,” said Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery. “So it’s something that we are trying to do. “It’s one of those things, though. Once you are in a season you can’t really do much about it then. “We know that it’s clearly wear-related, it’s basically tearing of the tyres in some cases, certainly the super-soft and to an extent the softer tyre have not had the strength that we needed. “You can see some races where we had almost no marbles when you are using the hard and medium, certain surfaces where it’s low abrasion. So we are

working to try and improve that. The general comment from the drivers is ‘reduce marbles’.” Hembery admitted the challenge of getting rid of marbles is not an easy one, however. “At the moment we’re doing a lot of work on scaling and understanding where we are with the different compounds, we wanted to try and improve things like the tear resistance of the compounds, which has a direct impact on marbles which is something we are trying to reduce for next year,” he said. “With the increased wheelspin, that has a chance of creating more marbles compared to where we are today, so we have to increase the mechanical strength of the compounds. “If you go too far, then you just end up with more wheelspin because you’ve got no grip. “That’s the balance that will be hard to find because we don’t know the real impact of the aero when we start racing. There’s also the risk that there are big differences between teams.”


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PSG outclasses Sochaux 5-0 in French league Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from its first loss this season by outclassing last-place Sochaux 5-0 to provisionally extend its lead to four points in the French league on Saturday. PSG captain Thiago Silva volleyed home a cross from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 14th minute, winger Ezequiel Lavezzi tapped in a short pass from Thiago Motta in the 47th, Edinson Cavani beat Sochaux goalkeeper Pierrick Cros in the 62nd, and Ibrahimovic sealed the win with a powerful free kick in the 86th and a close-range effort in stoppage time. Marseille coach Elie Baup was dismissed on Saturday after the 2010 champion lost 1-0 to Nantes the day before. Baup was replaced by sporting director Jose Anigo, who will be in charge until the winter break. Also, Reims beat Nice 1-0 with a goal in stoppage time from Gaetan Charbonnier to climb to sixth place. Nice suffered a seventh straight loss. Lorient earned a fourth consecutive win by defeating Rennes 2-0. Rennes was down to 10 men by the fifth minute when center back Sylvain Armand was sent off for fouling Vincent Aboubakar. Lorient midfielder Yann Jouffre converted the subsequent penalty and scored with a low strike

in the 87th. Guingamp midfielder Younousse Sankhare scored the equalizer in the 71st to salvage a 1-1 draw with lowly Valenciennes after Tongo Hamed Doumbia put the hosts ahead with a header in the 17th. The match between Saint-Etienne and Evian was postponed because of a frozen pitch. PSG had a 36-game unbeaten run snapped by a 2-0 loss to Evian on Wednesday. The defending champion showed more desire on Saturday while making increased efforts to track back. “We wanted to react after the loss at Evian,” PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu said. “We realized we made some mistakes. We did not give 100 percent physically and mentally on Wednesday.” PSG capitalized on Ibrahimovic’s fifth assist this season to open the scoring and could have reached the interval with a bigger lead. But Sochaux centerback Carlao blocked close-range efforts from Blaise Matuidi in the fourth and Motta in the 21st. Cros then frustrated PSG by stopping low strikes from Ibrahimovic in the 26th

and Cavani in the 44th. PSG pressed high up the pitch to double the lead shortly after the break before Cavani trapped a ball over the top from Ibrahimovic to notch his 11th league goal with a side-footed effort. A short drop in intensity allowed the visitors to create a couple of chances. But the low drive from Sochaux substitute Rafael Dias in the 68th lacked power to trouble Sirigu, who parried Emmanuel Mayuka’s volley from a tight angle in the 70th. Sochaux center back Mathieu Peybernes stopped a play from Ibrahimovic by handling the ball. But the Sweden striker unleashed the subsequent free kick into the top corner from 20 yards to make it 4-0. Ibrahimovic then consolidated his spot as the top scorer in the league by converting a low cross from Cavani for his 13th goal. “He sets an example to our young players,” PSG coach Laurent Blanc said about Ibrahimovic. “The whole team is energized when it sees Zlatan wanting to win, score and give the final ball.”

Own goal sinks Sunderland vs Spurs in league Associated Press Writer

SUNDERLAND, England — John O’Shea’s own-goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralizing home defeat on Saturday as Tottenham handed under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas a second successive victory in the Premier League. The Republic of Ireland international turned Moussa Dembele’s 50th-minute cross past goalkeeper Vito Mannone at the Stadium of Light, leaving the Black Cats deep in trouble at the foot of the table. It was the fifth time this season a Sunderland player had put through his own goal. Sunderland took the lead in the 37th when Adam Johnson capitalized on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ blunder to score his first league goal of the season. But Paulinho levelled at close range within six minutes after a headed pass from Nacer Chadli and Spurs never looked back. Sunderland was convinced it deserved a 75th-minute penalty after substitute Sandro appeared to block Sebastian Larsson’s corner with his arm. Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 midweek and is sixth with 27 points from 15 games.

Sao Paulo’s goalscoring keeper postpones retirement

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Balotelli scores 2, AC Milan draws 2-2 at Livorno Associated Press Writer

ROME — Mario Balotelli scored twice and also hit the crossbar but AC Milan still had to scramble for a 2-2 draw at promoted Livorno in the Serie A on Saturday. Also, Napoli surrendered the lead twice in a 3-3 draw with Udinese and wasted a chance to pull level with second-place Roma. In Livorno, Balotelli put Milan ahead seven minutes in after redirecting a cross from Kaka then scored the equalizer in the 82nd with a splendid free kick over a Livorno wall. Balotelli nearly produced a winner in the 89th but his long-distance effort banged off the underside of the crossbar and bounced in front of the goal. Livorno’s Luca Siligardi made it 1-1 in the 26th with a shot from beyond the area and Paulinho put the hosts ahead in the 58th by finishing off a counterattack. Milan moved into eighth place while Livorno moved to fifth from bottom. Balotelli has scored four goals in his last three matches after a six-match scoreless streak in all competitions. “I’ve always been fine. There were never any big problems like was written,” Balotelli

said. “We were just lacking some goals. ... And we need to be more attentive when our opponents go on counterattacks.” Milan’s next match is versus Ajax on Wednesday at the San Siro in the Champions League. Napoli also has a key European match on Wednesday against Arsenal. At the San Paolo stadium, Goran Pandev scored for Napoli in the 38th and 41st. First, the Macedonia striker was set up by Federico Fernandez then for his second he took a pass from Gonzalo Higuain and shot between a defender’s legs. Udinese pulled one back in the 45th with an own goal from Fernandez, who was attempting to block a header from Thomas Heurtaux, then Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes equalized with a long lob in the 70th that caught Napoli goalkeeper Rafael out of position. Blerim Dzemaili restored Napoli’s lead a minute later, knocking in a rebound of a shot from Higuain, and Dusan Basta took advantage as Napoli’s defenders stood idle to equalize in the 80th from close range.

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AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli, right, celebrates with teammate Kaka after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Livorno and AC Milan in Leghorn, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Real red-faced after draw at third-tier Olimpic Reuters

MADRID - Real Madrid were held to an embarrassing 0-0 draw at third-tier Olimpic de Xativa in the King’s Cup last 32, first leg on Saturday as they came down to earth with a bump after a series of big

wins. Real, the world’s richest club by income, were missing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Xabi Alonso but a team packed with internationals still failed to see off lowly opponents at their tiny stadium near Valencia. The Olimpic players compete in

a regional division one level below Real’s B team and worked tirelessly on the artificial pitch to keep their illustrious visitors, the 2011 Cup winners, from barely managing a shot on target. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, whose side had scored 18 goals in their last four outings,

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Paris Saint Germain’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, controls the ball during his French League one soccer match against Sochaux, in Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, scorer of more than 100 goals from free-kicks and penalties, has postponed his retirement and is to play on for a 22nd season at the club. The 40-year-old, who has won every possible title including the Brazilian championship, the Sao Paulo championship, the Club World Cup and Libertadores Cup, had been due to quit this month but said the club had persuaded him to change his mind. “Sao Paulo is my second home. I adore this place, it’s practically my life,” he told the club website (www.saopaulofc.net). “Also, the club president Juvenal Juvencio has insisted that I stay and I was also swayed by the declarations of (coach) Muricy Ramalho who asked for me to stay. It’s always good to have the confidence of the people who are in command at the club. “I will do everything I can so that 2014 is a better year for us.” Sao Paulo, who play their final Brazilian championship game at home to Coritiba later on Sunday, are ninth in the Brazilian championship table, although at one point they had dropped into the relegation zone. Rogerio, who made his debut for the club in 1993, is widely accepted as holding the record for the most number of goals scored by a goalkeeper, with a total of 113, although this season he lost his touch when he missed four penalties in a row.

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Real Madrid’s Casemiro from Brazil fails to score against Olimpic Xativa during their Copa del Rey soccer match at the La Murta stadium in Xativa, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

spent most of the match furiously chewing gum and shaking his head on the sidelines. Even the introduction of France striker Karim Benzema and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in the second half failed to provide the spark to break down a dogged home defence. The final whistle prompted boisterous celebrations among the several thousand incredulous home fans crammed into the modest arena, who chanted “Yes we can!” ahead of the return at the Bernabeu on Dec. 18. Olimpic’s annual revenue is around 600,000 euros ($821,000), while Real’s is more than 500 million and they set a record transfer fee of 100 million when they bought Wales winger Bale in the close season. “We are not used to the pitch, the ball travels much more slowly and maybe there is a bit less space here,” Real centre back Nacho said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “But we have no excuses and now we just have to focus on the return leg. The coach wasn’t angry at all at halftime, he just asked for a bit more intensity.” Real came closest to scoring when Jese flashed a shot narrowly wide in the 72nd

minute, while Benzema fluffed an effort when well placed 10 minutes from time. The Olimpic players were clearly overjoyed at the result in what was by far the biggest game of their careers and made sure to swap shirts with their opponents at the end of each half. “We knew it was going to be very tough to get anything from the game but we got the draw,” beaming fullback Jose Peris told Canal Plus, adding he was delighted to have snared Marcelo’s jersey. “We know it’s going to be extremely hard to win at the Bernabeu but the tie is still open.” In Saturday’s other first legs, holders Atletico Madrid eased to a 4-0 win at third-tier Sant Andreu thanks to an Arda Turan double and a goal apiece from David Villa and Raul Garcia. Athletic Bilbao were beaten 1-0 at La Liga rivals Celta Vigo, Getafe were held to a 1-1 draw at seconddivision Girona and Levante lost 1-0 at Recreativo Huelva, who also play in the second tier. Barcelona, the record winners with 26 King’s Cups, conceded a surprise early goal in their first leg at third-tier Cartagena on Friday but a Pedro double helped them fight back to secure a 4-1 victory.


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PSG outclasses Sochaux 5-0 in French league Associated Press Writer

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain bounced back from its first loss this season by outclassing last-place Sochaux 5-0 to provisionally extend its lead to four points in the French league on Saturday. PSG captain Thiago Silva volleyed home a cross from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 14th minute, winger Ezequiel Lavezzi tapped in a short pass from Thiago Motta in the 47th, Edinson Cavani beat Sochaux goalkeeper Pierrick Cros in the 62nd, and Ibrahimovic sealed the win with a powerful free kick in the 86th and a close-range effort in stoppage time. Marseille coach Elie Baup was dismissed on Saturday after the 2010 champion lost 1-0 to Nantes the day before. Baup was replaced by sporting director Jose Anigo, who will be in charge until the winter break. Also, Reims beat Nice 1-0 with a goal in stoppage time from Gaetan Charbonnier to climb to sixth place. Nice suffered a seventh straight loss. Lorient earned a fourth consecutive win by defeating Rennes 2-0. Rennes was down to 10 men by the fifth minute when center back Sylvain Armand was sent off for fouling Vincent Aboubakar. Lorient midfielder Yann Jouffre converted the subsequent penalty and scored with a low strike

in the 87th. Guingamp midfielder Younousse Sankhare scored the equalizer in the 71st to salvage a 1-1 draw with lowly Valenciennes after Tongo Hamed Doumbia put the hosts ahead with a header in the 17th. The match between Saint-Etienne and Evian was postponed because of a frozen pitch. PSG had a 36-game unbeaten run snapped by a 2-0 loss to Evian on Wednesday. The defending champion showed more desire on Saturday while making increased efforts to track back. “We wanted to react after the loss at Evian,” PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu said. “We realized we made some mistakes. We did not give 100 percent physically and mentally on Wednesday.” PSG capitalized on Ibrahimovic’s fifth assist this season to open the scoring and could have reached the interval with a bigger lead. But Sochaux centerback Carlao blocked close-range efforts from Blaise Matuidi in the fourth and Motta in the 21st. Cros then frustrated PSG by stopping low strikes from Ibrahimovic in the 26th

and Cavani in the 44th. PSG pressed high up the pitch to double the lead shortly after the break before Cavani trapped a ball over the top from Ibrahimovic to notch his 11th league goal with a side-footed effort. A short drop in intensity allowed the visitors to create a couple of chances. But the low drive from Sochaux substitute Rafael Dias in the 68th lacked power to trouble Sirigu, who parried Emmanuel Mayuka’s volley from a tight angle in the 70th. Sochaux center back Mathieu Peybernes stopped a play from Ibrahimovic by handling the ball. But the Sweden striker unleashed the subsequent free kick into the top corner from 20 yards to make it 4-0. Ibrahimovic then consolidated his spot as the top scorer in the league by converting a low cross from Cavani for his 13th goal. “He sets an example to our young players,” PSG coach Laurent Blanc said about Ibrahimovic. “The whole team is energized when it sees Zlatan wanting to win, score and give the final ball.”

Own goal sinks Sunderland vs Spurs in league Associated Press Writer

SUNDERLAND, England — John O’Shea’s own-goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralizing home defeat on Saturday as Tottenham handed under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas a second successive victory in the Premier League. The Republic of Ireland international turned Moussa Dembele’s 50th-minute cross past goalkeeper Vito Mannone at the Stadium of Light, leaving the Black Cats deep in trouble at the foot of the table. It was the fifth time this season a Sunderland player had put through his own goal. Sunderland took the lead in the 37th when Adam Johnson capitalized on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ blunder to score his first league goal of the season. But Paulinho levelled at close range within six minutes after a headed pass from Nacer Chadli and Spurs never looked back. Sunderland was convinced it deserved a 75th-minute penalty after substitute Sandro appeared to block Sebastian Larsson’s corner with his arm. Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 midweek and is sixth with 27 points from 15 games.

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Balotelli scores 2, AC Milan draws 2-2 at Livorno Associated Press Writer

ROME — Mario Balotelli scored twice and also hit the crossbar but AC Milan still had to scramble for a 2-2 draw at promoted Livorno in the Serie A on Saturday. Also, Napoli surrendered the lead twice in a 3-3 draw with Udinese and wasted a chance to pull level with second-place Roma. In Livorno, Balotelli put Milan ahead seven minutes in after redirecting a cross from Kaka then scored the equalizer in the 82nd with a splendid free kick over a Livorno wall. Balotelli nearly produced a winner in the 89th but his long-distance effort banged off the underside of the crossbar and bounced in front of the goal. Livorno’s Luca Siligardi made it 1-1 in the 26th with a shot from beyond the area and Paulinho put the hosts ahead in the 58th by finishing off a counterattack. Milan moved into eighth place while Livorno moved to fifth from bottom. Balotelli has scored four goals in his last three matches after a six-match scoreless streak in all competitions. “I’ve always been fine. There were never any big problems like was written,” Balotelli

said. “We were just lacking some goals. ... And we need to be more attentive when our opponents go on counterattacks.” Milan’s next match is versus Ajax on Wednesday at the San Siro in the Champions League. Napoli also has a key European match on Wednesday against Arsenal. At the San Paolo stadium, Goran Pandev scored for Napoli in the 38th and 41st. First, the Macedonia striker was set up by Federico Fernandez then for his second he took a pass from Gonzalo Higuain and shot between a defender’s legs. Udinese pulled one back in the 45th with an own goal from Fernandez, who was attempting to block a header from Thomas Heurtaux, then Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes equalized with a long lob in the 70th that caught Napoli goalkeeper Rafael out of position. Blerim Dzemaili restored Napoli’s lead a minute later, knocking in a rebound of a shot from Higuain, and Dusan Basta took advantage as Napoli’s defenders stood idle to equalize in the 80th from close range.

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AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli, right, celebrates with teammate Kaka after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Livorno and AC Milan in Leghorn, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Real red-faced after draw at third-tier Olimpic Reuters

MADRID - Real Madrid were held to an embarrassing 0-0 draw at third-tier Olimpic de Xativa in the King’s Cup last 32, first leg on Saturday as they came down to earth with a bump after a series of big

wins. Real, the world’s richest club by income, were missing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Xabi Alonso but a team packed with internationals still failed to see off lowly opponents at their tiny stadium near Valencia. The Olimpic players compete in

a regional division one level below Real’s B team and worked tirelessly on the artificial pitch to keep their illustrious visitors, the 2011 Cup winners, from barely managing a shot on target. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, whose side had scored 18 goals in their last four outings,

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Paris Saint Germain’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, controls the ball during his French League one soccer match against Sochaux, in Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, scorer of more than 100 goals from free-kicks and penalties, has postponed his retirement and is to play on for a 22nd season at the club. The 40-year-old, who has won every possible title including the Brazilian championship, the Sao Paulo championship, the Club World Cup and Libertadores Cup, had been due to quit this month but said the club had persuaded him to change his mind. “Sao Paulo is my second home. I adore this place, it’s practically my life,” he told the club website (www.saopaulofc.net). “Also, the club president Juvenal Juvencio has insisted that I stay and I was also swayed by the declarations of (coach) Muricy Ramalho who asked for me to stay. It’s always good to have the confidence of the people who are in command at the club. “I will do everything I can so that 2014 is a better year for us.” Sao Paulo, who play their final Brazilian championship game at home to Coritiba later on Sunday, are ninth in the Brazilian championship table, although at one point they had dropped into the relegation zone. Rogerio, who made his debut for the club in 1993, is widely accepted as holding the record for the most number of goals scored by a goalkeeper, with a total of 113, although this season he lost his touch when he missed four penalties in a row.

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Real Madrid’s Casemiro from Brazil fails to score against Olimpic Xativa during their Copa del Rey soccer match at the La Murta stadium in Xativa, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

spent most of the match furiously chewing gum and shaking his head on the sidelines. Even the introduction of France striker Karim Benzema and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in the second half failed to provide the spark to break down a dogged home defence. The final whistle prompted boisterous celebrations among the several thousand incredulous home fans crammed into the modest arena, who chanted “Yes we can!” ahead of the return at the Bernabeu on Dec. 18. Olimpic’s annual revenue is around 600,000 euros ($821,000), while Real’s is more than 500 million and they set a record transfer fee of 100 million when they bought Wales winger Bale in the close season. “We are not used to the pitch, the ball travels much more slowly and maybe there is a bit less space here,” Real centre back Nacho said in an interview with Spanish television broadcaster Canal Plus. “But we have no excuses and now we just have to focus on the return leg. The coach wasn’t angry at all at halftime, he just asked for a bit more intensity.” Real came closest to scoring when Jese flashed a shot narrowly wide in the 72nd

minute, while Benzema fluffed an effort when well placed 10 minutes from time. The Olimpic players were clearly overjoyed at the result in what was by far the biggest game of their careers and made sure to swap shirts with their opponents at the end of each half. “We knew it was going to be very tough to get anything from the game but we got the draw,” beaming fullback Jose Peris told Canal Plus, adding he was delighted to have snared Marcelo’s jersey. “We know it’s going to be extremely hard to win at the Bernabeu but the tie is still open.” In Saturday’s other first legs, holders Atletico Madrid eased to a 4-0 win at third-tier Sant Andreu thanks to an Arda Turan double and a goal apiece from David Villa and Raul Garcia. Athletic Bilbao were beaten 1-0 at La Liga rivals Celta Vigo, Getafe were held to a 1-1 draw at seconddivision Girona and Levante lost 1-0 at Recreativo Huelva, who also play in the second tier. Barcelona, the record winners with 26 King’s Cups, conceded a surprise early goal in their first leg at third-tier Cartagena on Friday but a Pedro double helped them fight back to secure a 4-1 victory.


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Penglipuran

BANGLI - A pleasant, cool village with A I breathtaking views is located not far from the road to Bangli from Kintamani. It is only some 700 meters above sea level. There is a traditional village called Penglipuran that belongs to the administrative regency of Kubu. There are different versions of the meaning of Penglipuran, One version says that the word Penglipuran is philologically derived from two words, pengeling literally means remembrance and pura means temple. The villagers formerly migrated from the village of Bayung Gede near Kintamani. To remember their original village and beloved ancestors, they then built the same temple as their own at Bayung Gede village. The layout of this completely unique village is like a ‘housing complex’ where the space arrangement is neat and carefully designed. It is quite different from other villages in general. This village stretches from the north to the south following the direction of the mountain. The village temple is located on the highest point and at the end of the village. Nearly all the main houses still use the traditional roof of artistic bamboo blades with walls painted in natural colors like that of soil. And each compound consistently maintains the original design of the versatile bale (pavilion). Walking along the spacious paved street in the middle of the traditional village and small garden along the telajakan (the space between the compound and the street) will give you the impression o fa beautiful park. The village looks neat as there are no high rise buildings. It is the harmonious combination of a traditional concept with modern techniques. When you see the uniform kori (entrance gate) with a bamboo roof you will be reminded that it is a traditional village. This kind of structure is now widely adopted for tourist accommodation.

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Pirelli determined to reduce marbles

Pirelli says it will try to reduce the marbles produced by its tyres in the 2014 Formula 1 season following suggestions from drivers. The Italian manufacturer’s tyres, in particular the softer compounds, generated large amounts of marbles during 2013, making going off the racing line to overtake less viable for drivers.

“The drivers certainly have commented on it and we can understand it,” said Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery. “So it’s something that we are trying to do. “It’s one of those things, though. Once you are in a season you can’t really do much about it then. “We know that it’s clearly wear-related, it’s basically tearing of the tyres in some cases, certainly the super-soft and to an extent the softer tyre have not had the strength that we needed. “You can see some races where we had almost no marbles when you are using the hard and medium, certain surfaces where it’s low abrasion. So we are working to try and improve that. The general comment from the drivers is ‘reduce marbles’.” Hembery admitted the challenge of getting rid of marbles is not an easy one,

however. “At the moment we’re doing a lot of work on scaling and understanding where we are with the different compounds, we wanted to try and improve things like the tear resistance of the compounds, which has a direct impact on marbles which is something we are trying to reduce for next year,” he said. “With the increased wheelspin, that has a chance of creating more marbles compared to where we are today, so we have to increase the mechanical strength of the compounds. “If you go too far, then you just end up with more wheelspin because you’ve got no grip. “That’s the balance that will be hard to find because we don’t know the real impact of the aero when we start racing. There’s also the risk that there are big differences between teams.”

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Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, right, gets a bucket on a shot under Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Pirelli says it will try to reduce the marbles produced by its tyres in the 2014 Formula 1 season following suggestions from drivers. The Italian manufacturer’s tyres, in particular the softer compounds, generated large amounts of marbles during 2013, making going off the racing line to overtake less viable for drivers. “The drivers certainly have commented on it and we can understand it,” said Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery. “So it’s something that we are trying to do. “It’s one of those things, though. Once you are in a season you can’t really do much about it then. “We know that it’s clearly wear-related, it’s basically tearing of the tyres in some cases, certainly the super-soft and to an extent the softer tyre have not had the strength that we needed. “You can see some races where we had almost no marbles when you are using the hard and medium, certain surfaces where it’s low abrasion. So we are

working to try and improve that. The general comment from the drivers is ‘reduce marbles’.” Hembery admitted the challenge of getting rid of marbles is not an easy one, however. “At the moment we’re doing a lot of work on scaling and understanding where we are with the different compounds, we wanted to try and improve things like the tear resistance of the compounds, which has a direct impact on marbles which is something we are trying to reduce for next year,” he said. “With the increased wheelspin, that has a chance of creating more marbles compared to where we are today, so we have to increase the mechanical strength of the compounds. “If you go too far, then you just end up with more wheelspin because you’ve got no grip. “That’s the balance that will be hard to find because we don’t know the real impact of the aero when we start racing. There’s also the risk that there are big differences between teams.”


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Few heirs apparent to Mandela’s symbol of freedom Associated Press Writer

The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. There are a few whose trials have made them symbols of freedom, including the former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, the Dalai Lama and, more recently, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl turned women’s rights activist . But Mandela, the black revolutionary who emerged from 27 years in prison to embrace his white oppressors and lead a new South Africa, may be one of the last of a breed for all sorts of reasons — including the circumstances of his heroism, his extraordinary success and the onset of an age when heroes’ foibles are often exposed. “He lived and worked in a context and historical period where his extraordinary individual qualities could help make change in his country and ripple throughout the world,” said Daniel Calengaret, executive vice president of the Freedom House, a watchdog group working to expand freedom around the world. “It’s hard to think of someone who was both an iconic dissident figure and was actually central to building a new system,” Calengaret said. Mandela is often mentioned in the same breath as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., who also changed nations through nonviolence. Yet Gandhi and King were killed before their dreams were realized. Suu Kyi, the Myanmar pro-democracy leader, was imprisoned by the military regime for 15 years before she was released and won a parliamentary seat. Yet she battles in a political arena lacking the stark racism of South African apartheid, which deprived the black majority of equal rights. “She stands for the end of a dictatorship, not the end of a racial system,” said Dores Cruz, a University of Denver anthropology professor. Cruz said that the dismantling of communism by the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is comparable to Mandela ending apartheid. But Gorbachev did not suffer personal persecution to do it. She noted that Mandela’s image was carefully constructed for political purposes in pre-Internet South Africa, then burnished over the years by international media, musicians and Hollywood. “The impact that has had on the historical imagination, you probably won’t find that in anybody,” Cruz said. “No one has the same iconic image or same historical status.” The Dalai Lama, a Bud-

dhist figure seeking the nonviolent restoration of Tibet’s independence from China, has lived in exile for more than 60 years. And there is an ethnic or racial aspect to the Tibetan struggle, as China seeks to wipe out its traditional culture and replace it with that of the Han Chinese. “Like Mandela, the Dalai Lama represents the decades-long suffering of his people. And he articulates a peaceful possibility in response to violence and aggression,” said William Edelglass, a Marlboro College philosophy professor. “Like Mandela, he inspires us to the better angels of our nature,” Edelglass said. “He reminds us of how we really want to be.” But at age 78, with China firmly in control, the Dalai Lama is unlikely to see a free Tibet. And his Buddhist religion sets him apart from Mandela, who enjoyed a type of secular sainthood that transcended religious divides. Malala, the 16year-old Pakistani girl, achieved global prominence last year when the Taliban tried to kill her for advocating the equality and education of women. After Mandela’s death,

she called him “my leader.” In the past, other politicians suffered to reform oppressive regimes — Lech Walesa in Poland or Vaclav Havel in Czechoslovakia. But the peak of their careers came at the moment when the old regime crumbled, Calingaret observed. “In a sense Mandela’s greatest achievements were as president,” he said. “He was on top, he could do anything he wanted, and he chose to push for reconciliation and inclusiveness.” Mandela’s rise might have been complicated had it happened during the Internet age. Mandela had his share of flaws, including infidelity and a past embrace of violence, but they were overlooked. The volume and speed of the information traveling around the world today makes it impossible for a leader to climb without his or her every weakness being magnified. “One of the things about Mandela that makes him unique, all those years in prison, he couldn’t be really doing bad things during that time. And he lived prior to universal access,” said Edelglass.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during the opening ceremony of Women’s Forum Myanmar at a hotel in Yangon, Myanmar Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Suu Kyi paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a “great human being who raised the standard of humanity.” Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness. He was 95.

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Ukraine protests draw 200,000 to rally to oust Yanukovych Agence France Presse

Kiev - Hundreds of thousands of pro-EU Ukrainians rallied in Kiev on Sunday for a new protest aimed at forcing President Viktor Yanukovych to resign after he sparked fury by rejecting an EU pact under Kremlin pressure. Waving EU and Ukrainians flags as well as the red-and-black banners of the wartime anti-communist Ukrainian Insurgent Army, around 200,000 demonstrators filled Kiev’s iconic Independence Square to bursting point. Jailed Ukrainian ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko said the opposition was demanding the “immediate” resignation of Yanukovych, in a statement to the mass rally read by her daughter that was met by chants of “resign!” from the throng. “Yanukovych took a decision to join the club of dictators,” Yevgenia Tymoshenko quoted her mother as saying in a message from detention. “We must peacefully and legally oust him from power.” “He is no longer the president of our state, he is a tyrant who must answer for every drop of blood that has been shed,” she added. Some of the protesters wore helmets in an apparent attempt to protect themselves in the event of possible clashes with riot police as a priest read a prayer from stage. Trademark nationalist chants reverberated through the overcrowded Kiev metro as more protesters sought to join the protest. “Glory to Ukraine!” they shouted. “Glory to heroes!” replied others. Yanukovych’s decision to drop political and free trade agreements with the EU in favour of tighter Russian ties and a crackdown last week on protestors plunged the ex-Soviet nation into its worst political crisis in a decade. The president on Friday incensed the opposition and its supporters further by discussing the signing of a strategic partnership treaty with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who wants Ukraine to join a Moscow-led Customs Union. “The Customs Union is another Soviet Union. We’ve already been there,” said protester Olexander Kovalenko. The protests in Ukraine have raged for over two weeks after the government abruptly announced it was halting the work on the agreements with the European Union.

WTO... From page 1 “But Bali revealed much about how difficult are negotiations between the large trading nations on big-ticket commercial items and there is no sign they are going to get any easier.” Four days of haggling

The agreement was reached after more than four days of haggling in Bali that stretched past the conference’s scheduled Friday close and overnight. Indonesia’s conference chair Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan called the accord “historic”. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said the deal would “provide a lifeline to the world’s poorest people” by slashing barriers to trade. Azevedo said it had important symbolic value for Doha. “The decisions we have taken here are an important stepping-stone toward the completion of the Doha Round,” he said, adding the WTO would soon get to work on a “road map” for reviving Doha. The Doha Round aims to remove hurdles to commerce and establish a globally binding framework of trade rules fair to both rich and poor countries. But protectionist disputes among the WTO’s members have foiled agreement. Azevedo has expressed concern over the rise of alternative regional trading pacts that he fears could render the WTO obsolete if it did not start clinching major worldwide agreements.The Bali negotiations teetered repeatedly on the brink of collapse due to various differences. India -- which aims to stockpile and subsidise grain for its millions of poor -- had demanded that such measures be granted indefinite exemption from WTO challenge. The United States, which implements large farm supports of its own, and others had said India’s grain policy could violate WTO limits on subsidies. A later hurdle emerged as four Latin American countries objected to the removal in the accord’s text of a reference to the US embargo on Cuba. Indian trade groups welcomed the deal with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, saying the agreement protected India and other developing nations’ “legitimate concerns on food security”. The agreement will come as a major personal victory for the Brazilian Azevedo, who took over the organisation’s helm in September and injected a sense of urgency into the talks.

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INDONESIA Bank Century case

Summoning VP irrelevant Antara

JAKARTA - The deputy chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), Hajriyanto, has criticized the recent decision to summon Vice President Boediono over the parliament’s Century Bank case monitoring. He said here on Saturday that the plan was irrelevant, because the parliament has already decided to refer the case to the law enforcement agency, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). He added the the monitoring team should, instead, ask KPK about its progress in handling the case, especially with regard to Beodiono’s role. The parliament’s monitoring team could ask KPK about the slow progress in the settlement of the case. “As in the case of someone accused of committing a murder,

people have no right to question the suspect, but they must make inquiries to law enforcers,” he said. Hajriyanto also said the team should ask whether there is a conflict of interest within KPK, as some have feared. “If the team insists on summoning Boediono, it means they are confused by their inaccurate decision to refer the case to the justice system,” he said. The team decided to summon Boediono on December 18, according to Deputy House Speaker Pramono Anung, commenting after

chairing the team’s meeting on Wednesday (Dec 4). Pramono said all political party factions on the team have agreed with the decision and considered the summons necessary so that the vice president could clarify his decision to bail out Century Bank when he was central bank governor. In refusing the team’s request, Boediono spokesman Yopie Hidayat said on Wednesday that the political process of the case in parliament had been finished after parliament decided to refer the case to the law enforcement agency.

Indonesian hockey team targets gold medal in SEA Games Antara

BIAK - Indonesia’s national hockey team is expected to win a gold medal in the next 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar on December 11. Its manager, Yotam Wakum, said here on Sunday that the chance for the team to win a gold medal from the women’s event was big. “Eighteen members of the women’s team, seven of them hailing from Biak, Papua, have now been ready to compete for the nation at the event,” he said. He said during training under coach Mateus Kbarel in Jakarta the women’s team had shown various progresses such as in their cooperation. In the next SEA Games in Myanmar Indonesia’s tough rivals would include Myanmar, he said. He said he was optimistic the team could win a gold medal in the biennial event. “The target set for the hocky team is a gold medal. We players and officials all hope we can achieve it,” he said. Ahead of the event Indonesian players are still conducting physical training as well as strategic and technical aspects.

German, Austrian arrested for drug trafficking Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities have separately arrested a German man and an Austrian woman for attempting to smuggle methamphetamines into the country, officials said Thursday, an offence punishable by death. The German, 49, arrived at Jakarta’s international airport from the Senegal capital Dakar via Dubai with 4.15 kilograms (9.15 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, said airport customs chief Okto Irianto. “The methamphetamines were hidden in the lining of his luggage. They have a street value of $475,104,” Irianto told reporters, adding that the man was arrested in late November. The Austrian woman, aged 25, had been arrested several days previously with three kilograms of the same drug in her luggage, Irianto said, adding that customs officials suspected a link between the two. Police are now investigating whether the pair were connected, he said. The officials did not name the arrested foreigners and the German and Austrian embassies could not immediately be contacted. Indonesia enforces stiff penalties for drug-related crimes, including capital punishment or life imprisonment. Several foreign nationals are on death row for drugrelated offences. British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in January after being found with $2.4 million worth of cocaine in her luggage as she arrived on the resort island of Bali last year.

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Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. About 15,000 people have been evacuated from 17 villages on the slope of Mount Sinabung after authorities raised the alert status of the rumbling volcano to the highest level on Nov. 24.


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BUSINESS SINGAPORE - Trade ministers from the United States and 11 other countries opened talks Saturday in an attempt to meet a US deadline to forge a trans-Pacific trade pact before the end of the year. However, analysts said an agreement on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was unlikely to be reached during the four-day meeting, and activists slammed the US for its “manipulative” tactics in a bid to get a deal done. The TPP is being negotiated by 12 nations -- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam -- that together make up 40 percent of the global economy. Washington has spearheaded the secretive talks, which have been denounced by non-government

groups for their alleged lack of transparency. The ministers, who arrived in Singapore from the just-concluded World Trade Organization talks in Bali, did not issue any statement as they began the meeting. President Barack Obama has hailed the TPP as a centrepiece of renewed US engagement in Asia, saying it contains market-opening commitments that go well beyond those made in other free-trade accords. But the complexity of the issues has already caused negotiators to miss the original 2012 deadline set

by Obama to reach a deal, with the new target also looking unlikely. “They aren’t very far away from a deal but my own guess is that they are more likely to conclude around March,” said Deborah K. Elms, a specialist on the TPP at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. She said that the year-end deadline had already “looked problematic for months” as differences remained. Elms, however, said there was a “very slim chance” that the ministers might announce a “political agreement”. “This means that they take the photographs in Singapore... and announce a deal and then finish up the hard parts later,” said Elms, head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade and Negotiations at RSIS.

“But this strategy seems a bit risky to me, as it means that they really have to sort out the last remaining tough spots and do it rather hastily afterwards.” US Vice President Joe Biden, who is in South Korea on the final leg of a Northeast Asia tour, said that more work would be needed to secure a deal before the year-end deadline. “We have to end the bureaucratic hurdles that close off trading in key sector trading like autos and agriculture,” said Biden, who also welcomed South Korea’s interest in joining the TPP talks. TPP negotiators have also been divided over patent issues, in particular on medicines. US negotiators, backed by the powerful pharmaceuticals industry, want drug companies to extend pat-

ent protection beyond the typical 20-year limit. Drug firms say this is necessary to allow them to recover investments and continue research for fresh cures. But activist groups like humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) say such patent protection would restrict access to cheaper generic drugs for millions of poor people. Negotiators are ironing out kinks over a provision that allows companies in any of the TPP countries to bid for government procurement contracts within the trade grouping. There are also disagreements over textiles as well as on the treatment of state-owned enterprises deemed to have an undue advantage over private firms, analysts said.

Jaguar Land Rover says to open Brazil car plant

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LONDON - Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover announced plans on Friday to open a £240-million manufacturing plant in Brazil. JLR said in a statement that it would invest the equivalent of $390 million or 290 million euros to establish a new plant in the city of Itatiaia in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The plant, which will initially employ 400 people, will have a capacity to produce 24,000 vehicles per year. The number of staff is expected to almost double by the end of 2020. Construction will begin in mid-2014 and the first cars will roll off the assembly line in 2016, added JLR, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors. “Brazil and the surrounding regions are very important. Customers there have an increasing appetite for highly capable premium products,” said JLR chief executive Ralf Speth. “This new programme will enable us to bring exciting new vehicles to them, with outstanding British design and engineering, creating a world-class Jaguar Land Rover facility incorporating leading premium manufacturing technologies.” In the first 10 months of 2013, the company sold 9,459 cars in Brazil, an increase of more than 40 percent over the same period last year. Tata Motors bought Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor in 2008 for $2.3 billion as part of plans to expand its reach beyond Asia.

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Trade pact deadline in doubt Agence France-Presse

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New regent of Klungkung must have a grand design Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Shortage of breakthrough in the efforts to address poverty was highlighted again by the Klungkung House. The House assessed the poverty handling had no clear focus. In the future, the House asked the new regent to be inaugurated on December 16, 2013 to have a grand design or model of addressing poverty with clear and measurable parameters. A legislator of Klungkung House, AA Gede Bagus, said the grand design containing the long-term handling of poverty should be truly able to respond to the challenge of poverty handling. The issue of poverty had become a classical problem that became a legacy passed down from previous regents. Poverty reduction was not enough to be helped by house refurbishment. Poor people did not only need a home, but also job opportunity and other supporting programs. “They need an empowerment after the house refurbishment. Please think of whether they have a job. If they have, what assistance they require later on, for example, working tools, capital and other assistance,” he said. During his service as a legislator, he did not see any serious handling that could reduce the poverty. Even, in reality the poverty rate was getting higher. If the government continued to be lulled without any evaluation, the poverty rate would soar. “If noth-

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A worker cleans the Jaguar XF at the company’s booth during the Guangzhou 2013 Auto Show. Indian-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover announced plans on Friday to open a £240-million manufacturing plant in Brazil.

ing has changed for years, this will be a great question for us. The poverty alleviation program should be evaluated,” he said. He also hoped the new regent from Nusa Penida could work on that area and eliminate the impression of Nusa Penida as the pockets of poverty. Among the four subdistricts in Klungkung, the highest poverty rate was in Nusa Penida. The Head of Klungkung Development Planning Board (Bappeda), I Gusti Ngurah Suardika, said the handling of poverty was becoming a heavy homework for local government. However, he had attempted to maximum. Suardika who was accompanied by the Subdivision Head of People’s Welfare of the Bappeda Klungkung, Wayan Darmanaba, affirmed that poverty rate actually rose. However, the variable of poverty category was added, from 14 variables to 52 variables. Thus, during the period of 20082010 the households target or poor family increased from 7,988 people

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The photo shows poor people in Klungkung stand near their house. Shortage of breakthrough in the efforts to address poverty was highlighted again by the Klungkung House. The House assessed the poverty handling had no clear focus.

to 11,445 people in 2011-2013. “The number of poor people is not increasing. However, the poverty rate seems to rise because the household target is expanded. Thus, the number of household target seems to show an

increase. Indeed, when it remains to use the previous variable there is no increase,” said Darmanaba. Suardika added that in 2014 his party would prepare a budget of IDR 4 billion to reduce poverty in

Klungkung. Such amount would be used for house refurbishment program. As planned, the budget would be used to refurbish 200 units of house in four subdistricts throughout Klungkung. (kmb31)

Nangluk Merana Ritual to neutralize nature

Nangluk merana ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life. Through the ritual, devotees invoked to God in order they were bestowed with graces for the sake of entire universe and protected from danger. The Head of the Institute for Community Service (LPM) of Hindu University of Indonesia (Unhi) Denpasar, IB Sutama, said the nangluk merana ritual was the term of agricultural culture in Bali in realizing the green culture. Through the ritual, farmers tried to stem all the plant diseases and pests attacking their crop, either in irrigated field or non-irrigated field. In the Usada Wrespati Tatwa manuscript, explained this waidika (Hindu doctor), merana was the disease in plants. In animal it was called sasab, while in human was called gering. “The nangluk merana ritual

was used to neutralize the nature, so that it can stem all kinds of diseases such as gering, sasab and merana and they will not come to mainland or to human nature,” he said. The ritual was focused on invoking welfare and safety to Lord Varuna as the ruler of the sea. He had the power to clean up all the existing diseases. The universe was derived from water or thalesia. Similarly, human also began and ended with water. “The whole universe was purified by him at sea. As evidence, whatever discharged into the sea does not cause any odor. Therefore, the holy water or tirtha is centered at sea,” he explained. This humanist and religious observer explained that 65-70 percent of macrocosm (universe) and microcosm (human body) contained water. When, we were in the womb, 90 percent of our protector was water and at the meeting of heaven and earth or kama bang (sperm) and kama petak (ovum) or intercourse of mother and father we are composed of 100 percent

of water. “That’s why we end the ritual with water of Lord Varuna,” he convinced. In the nangluk merana was always accompanied with animal sacrifice by slaughtering or floating animal into the sea. It was affected by bhairava leading to Shaktism. Sacred animal sacrifice was intended to neutralize nature and as a substitute for human sacrifice, so that it did not sacrifice human. Nangluk merana ritual was regularly held towards year end because a very extreme weather change took place in December. It was before the seventh month in Balinese calendar being prone to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. “Sickness in the seventh month is not affected by leak or Balinese black magic, but pure sickness as a result of climate change. It is a sickness caused by one of the daiweika dhuka namely sickness due to deity, ourselves and our inadvertency,” he said. Hindu community in Bali drove away global warming by nangluk marana ritual in which in Hindu-

ism it was called detya (effect of feral solar heat). This Detya was portrayed as a great giant with prominence. The poorly maintained environment would trigger

Denawa or great flooding disaster. “Organizing the nangluk merana ritual should be accompanied with environmental conservation,” he added. (doc)

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Nangluk merana ritual involving hundreds or even thousands of Hindu devotees held at sea. It was intended to rid the universe ranging from the sea to mountains as the source of life.


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Building of Satria Morning Market destroyed

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At least five units of stalls at Satria Morning Market, Pendem village, were destroyed as toppled over by a branch of banyan tree, Friday afternoon (Dec 6). Allegedly, the banyan tree branch collapsed because it had weathered. At the time of incident, there was no wind or other causes that could make the tree branch collapse. No casualties were reported in the incident. However, a number of public facilities were damaged, including a Melanting shrine that stood right under the tree. Some residents seemed to gather at the location on the edge of the Ijo Gading River. One of the residents, Nengah Nita, 35, said that no one knew for sure when the tree collapsed. Incidentally, the location was deserted, but some residents usually gather there in the afternoon. “Incidentally, the location was still quiet. At 2:30 p.m., people heard a loud noise of fallen tree accompanied with collision. When seen by resident, in fact it was fallen tree

branch toppling over the building of local market,” explained the man. In addition to the market building, the Melanting shrine standing right under the tree was damaged by the fallen tree branch. The shrine was newly built to complete the existing shrine around two years ago. Residents revealed if the banyan tree was quite old. Most likely it happened due to the age causing the tree branch to rot and collapse. Other than the branch facing the south, the one facing the east side also began to be porous. If it was not cut, the tree was feared to collapse as well. Hamlet chief of Satria, Ketut Parwata, when met at the location said that his party had reported the incident to village authority. From the checking last Saturday, it was known the building of the morning market established with the assistance of provincial government around three years was damaged. Asbestos roof and five units of market stalls were damaged as toppled over by the tree branch. (kmb26)

Transmission of HIV/AIDS cases in Tabanan is increasingly fierce. Other than infecting residents with risk, pregnant women also start to become an easy target of this deadly disease. Even, in 2012, two pregnant women died due to be infected by the HIV/AIDS. Allegedly, they were infected by their husband. Secretary of the Tabanan AIDS Mitigation Commission (KPA), Ketut Rendem, said that until August 2013, the transmission of HIV/AIDS in Tabanan had reached 521 cases. The case continued to rise throughout the year. Checkup visit to Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) clinic reached 739 people. Of this amount, 81 people were indicated to have been positive to HIV/AIDS. According to

him, the HIV/AIDS was a shared responsibility. “All parties should provide a good education and information related to HIV/AIDS. Do not let the case continue to increase,” he said amid a series of healthy walk in conjunction with the World AIDS Day, Friday (Dec 6). The AIDS Day falling on December 1 was commemorated for the first time in Tabanan. Such healthy walk involved

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FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is followed by his uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from left, and Yang Hyong Sop, left, vice president of the Presidium of North Korea’s parliament, as he tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea.

A big tree collapsed and destroy five stalls at Satria Morning Market, Pendem village, Negara

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students and various components of society, including civil servants of Tabanan County. The activity was inaugurated by Deputy Regent of Tabanan, Komang Gede Sanjaya. In addition to the healthy walk, it was also held a drawing competition related to the dissemination of HIV/AIDS information among school children. Meanwhile, the Head of Tabanan Health Agency, Nyoman Suratmika, explained that of the seven cases of maternal deaths in Tabanan, two of them were triggered by the attack of HIV/AIDS. Both died from acute AIDS and were known when to give birth. It happened in different months and was handled by hospital.

Such incident became a serious concern. After the incident his party imposed HIV/AIDS testing for pregnant women. They were given counseling in the antenatal checkup at midwife. When found any indications of HIV/AIDS, each patient would be directed to VCT clinic for in-depth examination. “If the result is positive to HIV/AIDS, the patient must undergo antiretroviral therapy so the baby is not infected,” explained Suratmika. HIV/AIDS testing for pregnant women, he said, was very important as it had something to do with the fate of baby and its mother. For a pregnant women declared positive to HIV/AIDS, his childbirth would be through

Caesarean section. In other words, the medical team would attempt so as no blood contact occurred between the baby and its mother. Then, after birth the baby was given substitute milk instead of breast milk. In this way, the baby would not get infected by the HIV/ AIDS from its mother. “Starting this year, we instruct the entire village midwife to provide counseling on HIV/AIDS for pregnant women. Do not let the victim fall again for being late,” explained Suratmika. Most importantly, for people with HIV/AIDS should not be excluded because they could still live a normal life, including pregnancy and childbirth. (kmb30)

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Supply downs, price of fish soars Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Due to many fishermen did not dare to go to sea during the bad weather condition lately the supply of fish in fish markets and traditional markets in Buleleng reduced. Aside from many traders were unable to sell certain types of fish, the price of fish also

increased due to diminishing supply, while the demand continued to grow. Such condition also happened to traditional fish market at Anturan village, Buleleng subdistrict. Since about four days ago, the price of fish in the market had gone up. The increase rate varied according to the type of fish sold

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such as common dolphin fish, skipjack tuna, mackerel tuna, red mullet and grouper. Price of grouper, for example, reached IDR 40,000 per kilogram. Previously, its price was only IDR 35,000 to IDR 37,000 per kilogram. Common dolphin fish was previously sold at IDR 45,000, and then increased to IDR 50,000 per

kilogram. Some traders admitted they were forced to raise the price because the purchasing price from fishermen had already increased as well. Increase in the purchasing price of fish from fishermen made traders reluctant to sell some certain types of marine fish. “I do not sell grouper because the

purchasing price from fishermen was expensive,” said Nyoman Sri, a trader. Traders said the price went up because the supply of fish was low while the demand never stopped. Low supply of fish happened because fishermen rarely dared to go to sea during bad weather in the waters of Buleleng. (kmb15)

Kim’s uncle removed from NKorean state documentary Associated Press Writer

SEOUL, South Korea — Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul’s claim that Pyongyang’s second most powerful official may have been purged by his nephew. South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers last week that it believes Jang Song Thaek was likely sacked after the executions last month of two close associates, allegedly over corruption. The National Intelligence Service hasn’t explained how it obtained the information, and skepticism followed the claim because of past intelligence failures in Seoul regarding the inner workings of the North’s secretive government. But some worry that, if true, the purge of such a powerful figure could lead to dangerous instability. On Saturday, North Korea’s state TV repeated a documentary on Kim Jong Un’s military inspection trips. Although Jang appeared throughout the version that aired on Oct. 28, images of him had vanished from the new version. North Korea has previously deleted the images of purged officials from state videos and publi-

cations, according to a South Korean government agency that tracks North Korean propaganda. In one scene in the original version, the bespectacled Jang can be seen wearing a winter parka and standing behind Kim Jong Un as the leader shakes hands with a soldier. But Jang cannot be seen in Saturday’s version, which has the same title and narration. Elsewhere in the older version, he is seen clapping his hands from a distance as a uniformed officer speaks to Kim. But the new version only shows what appear to be parts of Jang’s right arm, chest and abdomen. Pyongyang has said nothing about Jang’s fate or the new version of the documentary. Jang was last seen in state media about a month ago. Jang — who is married to Kim Jong Un’s aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il — has held a string of top jobs, including in the National Defense Commission, the government’s top ruling body. He was considered a major influence on the young leader as he consolidated power after Kim Jong Il’s December 2011 death. Jang has reportedly been purged several times previously, only to return to power. In another development that Seoul’s spy agency is linking to Jang’s likely

sacking, two people related to Jang who were serving abroad as diplomats have been recalled to North Korea, according to South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by intelligence officials. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, which first reported on the documentary, said the original documentary was broadcast nine times in October starting on Oct. 7. An official at South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which is responsible for North Korea matters and closely studies the country’s propaganda, said that 17 scenes showing Jang had been removed from the original documentary. The official spoke on customary condition of anonymity, citing department rules. The removal of Jang’s images in the documentary serves as indirect confirmation of his dismissal, analyst Cheong Seong-chang at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea said in an email. “The fact that North Korea has erased Jang’s face from the documentary ... indicates that efforts to completely root out his influence are spreading to every level.” Jang’s position will likely be better understood, analysts say, if he appears at state-organized events on Dec. 17 to mark the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death.

Washington - President Barack Obama warned Saturday that Israel’s vision of an “ideal” nuclear agreement with Iran was unrealistic and put the chance of any acceptable final deal emerging at no more than 50/50. But Obama argued that the best possible available agreement with Tehran was likely to be better than the alternatives, and it was therefore imperative to try to secure one. Obama, speaking at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum in Washington, said a deal was possible that included enough verification safeguards to assure foreign powers Tehran could not build a nuclear bomb. He indicated that could include a very “modest” option for Iran to enrich uranium as part of a peaceful nuclear program under intense scrutiny by outside observers that would ensure Tehran was kept from “breakout” capacity needed to race to build an atomic weapon. “If we could create an option in which Iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program, and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, I would take it,” Obama said. “But I want to make sure everybody understands it -- that particular option is not available, so as a consequence, what we have to do is make a decision, as to given the options available, what is the best way for us to assure Iran does not get a nuclear weapon?” Obama noted likely criticism from Israel of any final deal that did not eliminate all of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure as he laid out a pragmatic case for the negotiations. “One can envision an ideal world in which Iran said ‘we will destroy every element or facility and you name it it is all gone.’” But he added: “I think we have to be more realistic and ask ourselves what puts us in a strong position to assure ourselves that Iran is not having a nuclear weapon.” Obama also made clear that the interim deal reached in Geneva last month between Iran and world powers did not grant Iran a “right to enrich,” despite such interpretations of the deal by some top Iranian officials. “We can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections but that permits Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program,” Obama said. Such a scenario, however, would not permit underground fortified facilities or advanced centrifuges.

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the Saban Forum during the Brookings Institution’s 10th annual Saban Forum titled “Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East,” at the Willard Hotel in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.


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As wine fakers get sharper, industry fights back Associated Press Writer

SAINT-EMILION, France — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France’s finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard’s CFO, they were clearly fakes — too new looking, not on the right kind of paper. But customers may be more easily duped. Regardless of his skill, the counterfeiter had ambition: 1947 is widely considered an exceptionally good year, and Cheval Blanc’s production that year has been called the greatest Bordeaux ever. The current average price paid for a bottle at auction is about $11,500, according to truebottle. com, which tracks auctions and helps consumers spot fakes. Counterfeiting has likely dogged wine as long as it has been produced. In the 18th century, King Louis XV ordered the makers of Cotes du Rhone to brand their barrels with “CDR” before export to prevent fraud. But it is getting more sophisticated and more ambitious, particularly as bottle prices rise due to huge demand in new markets, mainly in Asia. After decades of silence, producers across the $217-billion industry are finally beginning to talk about the problem and ways to combat it. The astronomical prices paid for fine wine these days makes the bottles “more than just a luxury item,” said Spiros Malandrakis, senior analyst of the alcoholic drinks market at Euromonitor, a research firm. “They become a currency in themselves. And as with every currency, at some point,

people want to find ways to manipulate that and make more money.” SIZING UP THE PROBLEM

Experts say it’s impossible to know the size of the counterfeit market. Partially that’s because many sales happen privately and because it is woven into a legal market, unlike, say, cocaine trafficking. Many known counterfeits likely go unreported because the victims are embarrassed — and chagrined to lose their investment. Industry insiders, meanwhile, have long ignored the problem collectively as producers were afraid of scaring customers. But many experts agree on one point: the quantity of rare bottles from illustrious vineyards being auctioned is just too high to not include fakes. “I think it’s pretty obvious to everybody that there is a relatively large amount of counterfeit wines from these top wineries that is on the market,” said Leonardo LoCascio, founder of Winebow, a leading U.S. importer of wine. Maureen Downey, an expert wine appraiser and authenticator who founded Chai Consulting, says it is important not to overestimate the

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In this photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, Fabien Teitgen, head of the wine making holds a bottle of red wine of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in the wine cellars of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Martillac, near Bordeaux,bsouthwestern France. problem, guessing it is still probably a very small proportion of the global wine trade, but she added that many producers think that recent publicity on the problem means it’s been solved. Not so, she and others said. In fact, it will likely simply get more

sophisticated and even harder to track and estimate. China’s case is a good illustration of the evolution of counterfeiting. Initially, criminals took advantage of the country’s twin weaknesses: consumers who were new to wine but had the

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money to buy it for show. That led to flagrant fakes, whose labels simply piled on the names — or near names — of as many famous vineyards and locales as possible, claiming, for example, to be a great Burgundy wine from a famous Bordeaux chateau.

2014 World Cup noisemakers quieter than vuvuzelas In this file photo from April 22, 2013, released by Agencia Brasil, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff holds caxirolas during their official presentation at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. AP Photo/Fabio Pozzebom-Agencia Brasil

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MANGUPURA - The existence of modern market in Bali continues to erode the traditional markets. Government as a regulator should support the existence of traditional markets by strengthening the favoring policies. General Secretary of the Indonesian Economist Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Raka Suardana, expected the modern market to pay attention to the existence of traditional markets so they did not harm the traditional markets. “Traditional market must be grown, developed and reinforced by favoring policies made by the government, especially in terms of regulation,” said Raka Suardana. According to him, traditional markets should also make improvement in response to the demands of current consumers asking for priority in terms of service, comfort, sanitation, safety and satisfaction. Thus, the behavior of traders in traditional markets should also be changed. Besides, modern stores, especially modern chain store, should also pay attention to the existing regulations so as not to rampantly open the outlets to remote villages that could harm the stalls or stores owned by local communities. “The owner of stalls or traditional stores must also make an improvement. At least, they must make their property worthy to be visited by modern consumers, especially in the matter of service and comfort that must be considered,” he explained. He said the weakness of traditional

stalls or stores lay in the matter of sanitation and comfort. This shortage should be corrected in order to give satisfaction to consumers. “The government, both county and municipal government, must be more selective in issuing permit for modern markets and modern stores. The distance between the modern markets and modern stores must also consider the existence of traditional markets or stores,” he affirmed. He argued the establishment of modern markets or modern stores should have a partnership with the players of local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and CSR program. For instance, it could be done by marketing the SME products packaged or re-packaged with the brand of modern stores or another brand agreed together in order to increase the selling value of the product and marketing the SME products through the outlet of modern stores. “Modern store can also provide business space in the area of modern markets or modern stores for small businesses at an affordable rental price in accordance with their capability or other form that can be used by small business through other partnership cooperation,” he affirmed. (kmb27)

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The existence of modern market in Bali continues to erode the traditional markets. Government as a regulator should support the existence of traditional markets by strengthening the favoring policies.

Indonesia must be benefited by IE-CEPA agreement Bali Post

MANGUPURA - Indonesia and Norway re-discussed the increase in trade and investment

cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Indonesian-European Free Trade Association Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agree-

Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — The official noisemakers for next year’s World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela horns that caused so many headaches in 2010. The new instrument, a rattle called the caxirola, creates sound pressure levels similar to normal conversation, according to researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil. Presenting their findings to the Acoustic Society of America in San Francisco on Thursday, the experts said it would take about 2,000 of the maracalike caxirolas to emit the same noise as one vuvuzela. “The caxirola is not so dangerous as the vuvuzela for the people who are going to be in the stadiums,” said Bernardo Murta, one of the researchers. In South Africa, throngs of fans playing vuvuzelas created a deafening roar during matches. The incessant buzzing from the long, skinny horns was so loud that players had a hard time communicating, and many TV viewers initially thought there were reception problems. There may, however, be another problem with the caxirola that has nothing to do with volume. After it was introduced at a match in Brazil this year, hundreds of disgruntled fans hurled the plastic instruments onto the field when the game became a blowout. “So it’s not dangerous to our hearing but for our safety,” Murta said.

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Indonesia should benefit more from the IE-CEPA agreement, considering the EFTA member countries have strengths and advantages as a world class supplier, according to Deputy Trade Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi.

ment (Indonesia-EFTA CEPA/ IE-CEPA). In this cooperation, Indonesia had an ambition to get more benefits from the agreement. “Indonesia should benefit more from the IE-CEPA agreement, considering the EFTA member countries have strengths and advantages as a world class supplier,” said Deputy Trade Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi. In a bilateral meeting with the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Morten Hoglund, Bayu emphasized the importance of EFTA in enhancing the cooperation in investment from the ongoing cooperation in Indonesia and stressed that the IE- CEPA negotiation should be a win-win solution. Acceleration of the IE-CEPA negotiation could be reached through a more profound bilateral cooperation with the EFTA member countries, mainly Norway as one of the EFTA members. During the meeting, Morten Hoglund expressed his support for the endeavor of both parties to quickly reach the agreement

on the IE-CEPA negotiation. The ninth round negotiation was scheduled to be held in May 2014 in Indonesia. Norway as one of the producing countries of fishery products and the world’s energy operators was expected to further encourage and enhance the cooperation, both investment and industrial capacity in Indonesia. Investment cooperation, especially the renewable energy and other energy, was expected to be a driving force in settling the unresolved issues on the IE-CEPA negotiations in order to achieve a balance and mutual benefit in these negotiations. To launch the partnership talks, the two ministers were planning to do a follow-up meeting early 2014 in Norway before the implementation of world energy forum in April 2014 in the country. Norway is one of the important trading partners for Indonesia. In 2012, Norway was ranked 68th largest export market and ranked the 47th country as the origin of the import commodities of Indonesia.

All this time, the IndonesiaNorway has been making cooperation in the field of trade, especially exports. Indonesia’s main export commodities to the country are fertilizer, iron and steel, wood and wood products, furniture and clothing. Meanwhile, Indonesia imports some commodities from Norway such as fertilizers, industrial machinery, iron and steel, pulp and wood and vehicles beyond the rail and tram rail. Investment value of Norway in Indonesia in 2012 reached USD 7.8 million, with total bilateral trade at the end of 2012 reached approximately USD 321 million consisting of USD 87 million for exports and USD 234 million for imports. During the period of January to October 2013, the total value of bilateral trade amounted to USD 247.8 million or a decrease of 11.1 percent compared to the same period in 2012 worth USD 278.7 million. Meanwhile, the average growth of trade between Indonesia and Norway within the past five years reached 17.5 percent. (kmb27)


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Hundreds of international NGOs rally to reject WTO Denpasar (Bali Post)—

Mandala Stadium at Tembau, Denpasar, they demanded the dissolution of the WTO as it had an impact on women especially in the agricultural sector because the most labor were women. During the implementation of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, the waves of rejection and protests related to the WTO policies continued to be delivered by NGOs and other organizations almost every day. It did not only occur in Denpasar, but also in the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), the venue where the WTO meeting took place. The organizer allowed the registered NGOs and got a special identity to rally. However, they were not allowed to make a speech, especially by screaming. They were only allowed to spread a banner. (kmb27)

Clove distillery at Baluk burned out Negara (Bali Post)—

The burning clove distillery at Baluk, Negara

JAKARTA – Strengthening the portfolio of their Hotel NEO brand, Indonesia’s maverick hotel group, Archipelago International, took over the Green Savana Hotel in Sentul City, rebranding the hotel by the early of December to become the “Hotel NEO+ Green Savana Sentul City”.

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

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Business premise of clove leaf oil distillation at Baluk village, Negara, caught fire, Saturday (Dec 7). The building mostly made of wood and asbestos roof totally burned out. At the time of incident, the owner of the distillery, Mujahidin, 43, was out of town. The building measuring 18 square meters had turned to ashes and razed to the ground. Due to the fire with unknown sources, the owner was estimated to suffer a loss reaching tens of millions of rupiahs. To reporters, Mujahidin claimed to know if his distillery was on fire from his wife, Rohma, 40, via telephone. Around at 06:00 a.m., Mujahidin who came from Denpasar directly checked his factory. The incident was first known by his employee, Saidi, 40. The fire began to emerge about 3:00 a.m. in the west corner of the storehouse. At that time, the fire could have been extinguished. However,

the fire re-emerged when he went to the east storehouse to call his colleague, Sujiono, 40. At that time, the fire enlarged and was difficult to be extinguished. The piles of clove leaf wrapped in burlap sacks quickly burned out. From that incident, he then called Rohma and informed if the storehouse was on fire. When she came, the entire building and goods had burned out because the fire spread very quickly. Firefighters came around 04:00 a.m., but the building had already burned out, including the clove leaves placed outside the storehouse. As a result of the incident, the distillery owner suffered a loss of approximately IDR 50 million. Other than building and eight tons of clove leaves, the refining furnace also burned out. It was unknown yet for sure the cause of fire. According to the owner, the west part of the storehouse had no electricity connection, so it was impossible to be kindled by a short circuit. (kmb26)

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The Independent Trade Union Movement (GSBI) rallied in Denpasar to reject WTO

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Located in Sentul City, the NEO+ Green Savanna is poised as a three-star hotel and conference center, conveniently located just 20 minutes from the centre of Bogor, as well as enjoying an address close to to Sentul’s Jungle Land Adventurer Theme Park and the Sentul Highlands Golf Club. The Hotel boasts an eco-friendly design, seamlessly merging into Sentul’s natural mountainside landscape with its grass roofs and open-air swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The 70 spacious guestrooms and suites soak up the surrounding emerald vista, each one beckoning with outdoor seating areas to simply sit back and enjoy the view. Inside,

The last day of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua was also filled with the rejection by hundreds of protesters from several national and international non-governmental organizations. “We condemn the policy of the WTO. Disband the WTO,” said Achmadsyah, the action coordinator of the Independent Trade Union Movement (GSBI) in Denpasar, Friday (Dec 6). The rally involving hundreds of participants from home and overseas was carried out in the East Side of Margarana Square, Renon, Denpasar, and got dozens of police escorts. Though the temperature of Denpasar was a bit hot, it did not dampen the spirit of protesters to shout their opposition to the WTO. Aside from labor organization, there were also farmer, student and other organizations also coming down to street in order to voice their rejection against the policies of the WTO considered not to provide benefits to small communities. “The WTO is capitalist, it is not beneficial for small community,” he said. Apart from spreading a banner and making a speech, six shirtless men wrote on their body the rejection against the world trade organization saying ‘Junk the WTO.’ Previously on Thursday (Dec 5), in the Yowana

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

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

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

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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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Danny Glover feted in Bahamas, recalls Mandela Associated Press Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas — Actor Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison. The 67-year-old actor said late Friday that he was moved by Mandela’s political writings as a student in the 1960s and acknowledged he was the only U.S. actor who portrayed him in a film before the publication of his biography and release from prison in 1990. “There’s a great deal that comes

back over a period of time, those great moments when you thought you were doing something of value, and that the work you were doing as an artist was changing the world,” Glover said. He received his award at the Bahamas International Film Festival a day after the death of the 95-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid activist. He earned an Emmy nomination for portraying him in the 1987 TV film “Mandela”. “I think this is particularly special because it comes the day after the transition of someone who I never in my

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lifetime thought I would get the chance to meet, and someone who became a friend. He used to affectionately call me, ‘Danny boy’,” Glover recalled. “It allows you ... to reflect on this absolutely wonderful opportunity I’ve had, what are the elements that went into that, to not only allow me to be the artist I’ve hopefully grown to be, but also the human being and the citizen, which is much more important.” Glover has campaigned globally for humanitarian causes and is best known for playing Los Angeles police Sgt. Roger Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” movies.

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Not so justified: Justin Timberlake’s Grammy snub Associated Press Writer

Justin Timberlake may have earned seven Grammy nominations, but he still has reason to cry himself a river: The pop star was shut out of the top Grammy categories — album, song and record of the year — though his comeback effort, “The 20/20 Experience,” is 2013’s best-selling release. It might seem a bit much to call the second most nominated act at the Grammys snubbed, but it’s only fitting after Timberlake’s ultra-successful homecoming: The singer had back-to-back, multiplatinum hits with “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors,” launched two successful tours and strategically marketed his return, including a full week on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” deals with iTunes and Target, as well as two film releases. His “20/20” album, which sold nearly a million discs in its debut week in March, has pushed 2.3 million units this year; the album’s sequel, which was met with mixed reviews, has moved more than 630,000 units since its Sept. 30 release. Timberlake’s nominations include best pop vocal album, pop solo performance for “Mirrors” and R&B song for “Pusher Love Girl.” He also shares four nominations with Jay Z — who is the Grammy leader with nine nominations — for their hits “Suit & Tie” and “Holy Grail.” While the rap icon is the frontrunner, he’s nominated twice in two categories, giving him a chance to bring home seven trophies, much like some rap newcomers who are having their Grammy breakthroughs: Kendrick Lamar, the critical darling who impressed on his own songs and by stealing thunder from others on their tracks, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the rap duo who blazed the pop charts with a same-sex anthem and a tune about used clothes. Both hip-hop acts have seven nominations, including the coveted album of the year and best new artist. “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ original

first single which saw a re-release after the success of “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” is nominated for song of the year. “It feels awesome,” Macklemore, 30, exclaimed backstage during the Grammys nominations unveiling Friday night in Los Angeles. “There is no greater award than the Grammy. To be here tonight and to be nominated is truly mind-blowing.” For album of the year, the Seattle-based rap group’s independently-released debut, “The Heist,” will battle Lamar’s “good

kid, m.A.A.d city,” Taylor Swift’s “Red,” Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” and Sara Bareilles’ “The Blessed Unrest,” the only album in the group to not reach gold status. “I never in a billion million years thought I’d be nominated for Album of the Year. ... Best birthday ever. Woah,” tweeted Bareilles, who turns 34 on Saturday. Bareilles, who got a boost this year after Katy Perry’s “Roar” had been criticized for sounding like the piano-playing singer’s “Brave,” will see her song battle Perry’s No. 1 hit in the best pop solo performance category. “Roar” is also nominated for song of the year among three other No. 1 hits — Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink and Nate Ruess. Macklemore & Lewis’ “Same Love” has peaked at No. 11 and is up for the top honor.

Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wiryawan, right, and World Trade Organization (WTO) DirectorGeneral Roberto Azevedo clap during the closing ceremony of the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

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WTO hails ‘historic’ first global trade agreement Agence France-Presse

NUSA DUA - Commerce ministers capped days of hard negotiations Saturday by approving a WTO agreement on international commerce they hailed as a “historic” boost for the trade body.

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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Justin Timberlake, center, performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Timberlake is among the clear favorites as The Recording Academy prepares to unveil its Grammy nominees on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

The agreement still falls far short of the World Trade Organization’s lofty but elusive vision of tearing down global trade barriers through its frustrating, 12-year-old Doha Round of talks. But the accord reached on the Indonesian resort island of Bali nevertheless marks

the first global agreement struck by the Geneva-based body since its 1995 founding. “For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered,” an exhausted but relieved WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo told a closing ceremony.

“We have put the ‘World’ back into the World Trade Organization,” he told delegates. However, others took a less optimistic view of the agreement. Oxfam said the deal was vaguely worded and would do little for the worlds poor despite the WTO’s claim that it will boost trade for the benefit of all, especially developing countries. “It is all ‘best endeavour’ language, which is the trade negotiators equivalent of crossing fingers behind your back,” Oxfam said in a statement. The pact includes commitments to

facilitate trade by simplifying customs procedures. The meeting also formally accepted Yemen as the group’s 160th member, pending ratification by the Gulf nation’s parliament. The Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics estimated in a report this year that the customs measures could create $1 trillion in economic activity and 21 million jobs if properly implemented. The report did not detail how those figures were calculated. WTO officials have conceded

however that uncertainty surrounded how effectively the measures would be implemented, especially in underdeveloped nations. Analysts said the hard-fought nature of the talks indicated how difficult it could be for the body to make real progress on the Doha Round, launched in Qatar in 2001. Failure in Bali “would have dealt a massive blow to the institution’s prestige,” said Simon Evenett, an international trade expert at Switzerland’s St. Gallen University.

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