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South Korean film ‘Pieta’ wins Venice top prize

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South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s drama “Pieta,” the brutal story of a debt collector who cripples those who can’t pay until he meets a woman who claims to be his mother, won the Golden Lion for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday. In a departure from the usual acceptance speeches, Kim thanked the jury and festival audience with a short song in Korean, leaving the theater in rapt silence. The Silver Lion for best director went to Paul Thomas Anderson for “The Master,” a film inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The movie’s stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, shared the prize for best actor. In the film, Hoffman plays a charismatic sect leader who both befriends and enthralls a World War II veteran, played by Phoenix, who is drowning in homemade swill and unable to find a job or a life purpose. Hoffman accepted both awards on behalf of both Anderson and Phoenix, who had continued from Venice on to Toronto to promote the film. Hoffman apologized for being ruffled, saying he

had just landed at the airport and had changed into his suit in a restroom. “So don’t judge,” he jested. Hoffman praised Phoenix as a “life force” and called Anderson “one of my closest friends.” “Friend first, collaborator second. And he happens to be one of the great filmmakers in the world. How lucky am I?” said Hoffman, who has appeared in five of Anderson’s films. The best actress award went to Israeli actress Hadas Yaron for her role in Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void.” The movie, set in Tel Aviv’s Hasidic community, tells the story of 18-year-old Shira, played by Yaron, who faces the choice of whether or not to marry the widower

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A suspected militant was critically injured when a bomb apparently being prepared for terrorist attacks exploded at a house near Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday. At least three other people living nearby were injured, and witnesses said 1 of 2 suspects who fled also appeared to have suffered an injury.

of her beloved sister after her death in childbirth.“Paradise: Faith,” by Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, took the special jury prize. The film, the second part in Seidl’s trilogy about three women from the same family on different quests, stars Maria Hofstaetter as a single woman who dedicates her vacation to missionary work. Director KIM ki-duk poses with the Golden Lion he won for his movie ‘Pieta’ at the awards photo call during the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

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TORONTO — The man Johnny Depp helped release from Arkansas’ death row has become like a brother to him, right down to getting matching tattoos. “We have some,” Depp said Saturday as he touched a tattoo on the right side of his chest. “This one Damien designed. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and it means quite a lot to me,” Depp told The Associated Press before the premiere of the documentary, “West of Memphis,” about Damien Echols and his two co-defendants. Echols said whenever he and Depp get together, they often end up in a tattoo parlor.

Depp said it’s about “celebrating the moment.” Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin spent 18 years in prison for the 1993 murders of three 8-year old boys in West Memphis. All three were released after agreeing to an Alford plea that allowed them to maintain their innocence while pleading guilty. The three were the subjects of the “Paradise Lost” documentaries, which captured Depp’s interest in the case. “You saw those initial documentaries, you make a choice: Am I going to watch the thing and go ‘Wow, that’s really horrible,’ and go out and get a milkshake,” Depp said. Depp, along with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines of the

Dixie Chicks, musician Henry Rollins, and filmmaker Peter Jackson, who produced “West of Memphis,” helped pay the legal fees to free the three men. The 37-year old Echols always wears sunglasses, a product of not seeing much daylight after spending so many years in a prison cell. Echols said Depp’s support wasn’t limited to Echols’ time in prison. “He’s been with us every single step of the way. Since we’ve gotten out, he’s become like a brother to me. And that’s one of the things we always do just as part of that bond is whenever you get tattoos like that, it’s something you carry with you through the rest of your life and it’s really meaningful.”

Bomb explosion near Jakarta injures 5

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JAKARTA - A suspected militant was critically injured when a bomb apparently being prepared for terrorist attacks exploded at a house near Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday. At least three other people living nearby were injured, and witnesses said 1 of 2 suspects who fled also appeared to have suffered an injury. A n elite anti-terror squad w a s searching for the two men who reportedly escaped after the strong blast went off late Saturday in Depok, a town on

the outskirts of Jakarta, said National Police spokesman Maj. Gen. Anang Iskandar. The incident came just days after police raided another home in Jakarta where bombmaking materials were found in connection with a terrorist group that allegedly plotted to kill police and bomb the country’s parliament building.

Iskandar said police at the latest site found a badly injured man whose left hand had been cut off. Bombmaking devices were found scattered around him. “We suspect he was making bombs when 1 of them detonated prematurely,” Capt. Agus Widodo, a local police chief in Depok, told reporters at the scene. “His condition is critical.

We cannot talk to him.” He said the man also suffered burns covering up to 70% of his face and body. Police questioned five people living near the rented house - listed as an orphanage foundation office and herbal clinic, but never opened to the public - including two injured men and a woman with slight wounds to her head. They told investigators that they saw two men flee on a motorbike just after the blast, and that 1 of them managed to jump a fence even though he appeared wounded, Widodo said. “It was actually a militant

safe house from evidence found there,” Widodo said, adding that a group was apparently preparing bombs for terrorist attacks. Police seized a big haul of bomb-making materials, including six pipe bombs, three grenades, two machine guns and a Berreta pistol, Iskandar said in a text message. A bomb squad team was investigating the explosives that were packed with nails to maximize impact. The incident came amid a security crackdown in recent days in which two militants were killed and three others arrested. Just four days

earlier, police found bombmaking materials at another home in Jakarta, where suspected bomb maker Muhammad Toriq lived, but managed to escape when police raided his house. Iskandar said there was a resemblance between Toriq and the man in critical condition. He said police would conduct a DNA test after gathering a sample from Toriq’s mother to determine if the identities match, adding that explosives found in Depok were similar to the homemade bombs discovered at Toriq’s home. Continued on page 6


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Celebrate Kuningan feast day through Mesuriyak Tabanan (Bali Post)—

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The Hindus in Buleleng Regency celebrated Kuningan on the cemetery

Kuningan tradition in Buleleng

Devotees present food oblation and eat together at cemetery

TRADITION of Kuningan feast day celebration in Buleleng seems different from tradition in other regions in Bali. Like Pagerwesi, on the Kuningan Day devotees also throng cemetery or graves. Aside from paying homage, they also present punjung or food oblation and eat together with family at cemetery.

As Kuningan Day on Saturday (Sep 8), cemetery of Buleleng customary village located in the heart of the town had been filled by devotees from 06:00 a.m. Devotees came flocking by driving private car as well as motorcycle. They brought food oblation that had been prepared on the day before. No priest officiated over the worship, but they performed it by themselves. Having said prayers, they did not immediately leave the grave of their family members. However, all the oblations that had been presented previously were then eaten together by members of the extended family. No wonder the atmosphere of cemetery suddenly became a tourist at-

traction filled with visitors who were doing a picnic with family members. One of local residents, Made Puja, after presenting his oblation said that he did not know exactly who first performed the worship at cemetery on Galungan, Kuningan, and Pagerwesi feast day. He just knew if the tradition was inherited from his predecessors. As the description obtained from his predecessors, it was mentioned that people whose family members had died and not been consecrated (through Ngaben cremation), the surviving family members would present food oblation directly to cemetery. It was intended to invoke safety and bliss for all

the family members left behind. In addition, they would also like to jointly celebrate the feast day with his family. Meanwhile, based on observation made in Jagat Natha Temple on Jalan Pramuka, the ambience of worship looked so crowded. Devotees saying prayers to the temple located in the heart of the town were dominated by downtowners, while some others were diasporas who had not time to return home. The worship was done in turn because the temple capacity was unable to accommodate them at once. Other than in the inner courtyard, many devotees also organized the worship in front of the temple. (kmb/ole)

Celebration of Kuningan feast day at Bongan Puseh customary village, Bongan village, Tabanan, Saturday (Sep 8), was slightly different. Local customary villagers held mesuriyak or cheering ritual while broadcasting money after holding worship together. Such tradition was believed to become an escort for the ancestors returning to heaven. Of the 11 hamlets existing at Bongan village, the most festive celebration was made by Bongan Gede. Such ritual legacy was commenced with prayers in family shrine. Then, it was resumed with the presentation of oblation before the entrance gates of respective homes. Around 10:00 a.m., the cheering ritual was begun. After delivering the oblation, all the family members threw their money up. Money in various rupiah denominations became the seizure of local residents. They were ranging from IDR 1,000 to IDR 100,000. Once the money was thrown up, the residents immediately scrambled them. Even, not infrequently they thrust one another. The tradition of throwing money was made in turns. It was intended that all residents could seize the denominations equally. Mesuriyak or cheering ritual was begun from the house row located at the end of the hamlet and then ended at the house near the hamlet’s border. Averagely the people seizing the money were the youth whose number reached more

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than 100 people. Chief of Bongan Gede customary village, Made Wardana, explained that mesuriyak ritual represented the culmination of Galungan and Kuningan pinnacle at the village. The tradition of throwing money was said to escort the ancestors after coming down to earth from heaven to join a 10-day Galungan celebration. “We have a belief that our ancestors will leave on Tumpek Kuningan. Therefore, we escort them while cheering and throwing money. This tradition is known as mesuriyak,” he said. Such mesuriyak ritual was, said Wardana, the only one of its kind in Bali. Tradition of throwing money signified prosperity. The money symbolized the expression of gratitude to God while the amount of money thrown depended on the ability of each family. Even, rich people might throw tens of millions of rupiahs. The tradition of escorting the ancestors was also known as ngulihang or escorting. “Obviously, our ancestors will be happy to see us cheering and having a lot of money,” he said. Wardana added his party did not know exactly when the mesuriyak tradition was first held. Since it was a heritage, people never dared to leave the tradition. On that account, every Kuningan the residents ended the Kuningan celebration by mesuriyak activity. (kmb30)

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The Mesuryak tradition held in Tabanan Regency

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Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan 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 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan 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

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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First Temple-Era Reservoir Found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have found an ancient water reservoir in Jerusalem that may have been used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. The IAA said the cistern could have held 66,000 gallons (250 cubic meters) of water; it likely dates back to the era of the First Temple, which, according to the Hebrew Bible, was constructed by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. and then destroyed 400 years later. Israeli archaeologists believe the reservoir served the general public in the ancient city, but say its location hints at a role in the religious life of Jerusalem. “Presumably the large water reservoir, which is situated near the Temple Mount, was used for the everyday activities of the Temple Mount itself and also by the pilgrims who went up to the Temple

and required water for bathing and drinking,” Tvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist of Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority, said in a statement. Excavation director Eli Shukron, with the IAA, said the reservoir also sheds new light on the extent of the public water system in Jerusalem hundreds of years ago. “It is now absolutely clear that the Jerusalem’s water consumption during the First Temple period was not solely based on the output of the Gihon Spring, but that it also relied on public reservoirs,” Shukron said in a statement. The Gihon Spring was the main source of water for the city. The reservoir was exposed during

excavations on a massive drainage channel dating to the Second Temple period, according to the IAA. When that channel was constructed, its builders had to remove or cut through existing rock-hewn structures along the route, such as this reservoir. Archaeologists with the IAA said they were able to estimate the age of the cistern based on signatures in its plaster treatment and its similarities with other First Temple reservoirs at sites such as Tel Be’er Sheva, Tel Arad and Tel Bet Shemesh. The group presented their findings Thursday (Sept. 6) at an annual conference on the City of David Studies of Ancient Jerusalem.

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The deadly virus raising fears at California’s Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday. So far, at least six cases have been confirmed of the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a rare but serious illness that kills one in three victims and cannot be treated. “The hantavirus is contracted by breathing a particle from mice feces and mice urine,” and is spread by the deer mouse, a rodent that lives in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, park spokeswoman Kari Cobb explained. “As long as individuals are staying in an area with good ventilation,” and keeping watch for signs of mice in the area, “they should be fine,” she told AFP. “You cannot contract the hantavirus if you’re just walking around the park,” she emphasized, adding that visitors need not wear a mask to avoid contagion. Cobbs said that while some canceled their reservations for the long holiday weekend ending with Labor Day on Monday, the gaps had been filled and overall the park was about as busy as usual. She did not give specific figures, but during an average weekend, Yosemite hosts around 7,500 tourists. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that about 10,000 visitors could have been exposed to the deadly virus while staying at the park’s scenic “Signature Tent Cabins.” But park officials estimated just 3,000 people stayed in the lodgings between June 10 and August 24, when they could have run the risk of developing the disease within the next six weeks. They have all, including the international visitors, been notified of the risk of exposure, Cobbs said. The cabins, located in the popular lodging area of Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, the park’s tourist center, were shut down last week.

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ceremony that held in Sakenan Temple on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Thousand of Balinese pray during that day which is conjunction with Kuningan celebration.

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After Serangan reclaimed, fate of fishermen gets marginalized

DENPASAR - Admittedly, the reclamation carried out by the Bali Turtle Island Development (PT BTID) in the area of Serangan Island is expected to give positive contribution to sustainable development in general. The reclamation has unavoidably some negative impacts. For instance, it causes the marginalization against hundreds of fishermen who have always relied on their life in the waters of Serangan.

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India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLVC-21 lifts off carrying one French and one Japanese satellite from a launch pad in Sriharikota, southern India, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

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India launches satellites in 100th space mission NEW DELHI, India — India’s national space organization has marked its 100th mission by launching French and Japanese satellites. The Indian Space Research Organization said Sunday’s launch of a French observation satellite and a Japanese microsatellite was a success. India has had an active space program since the 1960s and has launched scores of satellites for itself and other countries. In 2008, it successfully sent a probe to the moon that detected evidence of water on the lunar surface for the first time. The space agency plans to send a spacecraft to Mars next year.

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Yosemite National Park, California is seen during a drought in 2003. The deadly virus raising fears at California’s Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Headman of Serangan, Made Poniman, said on Saturday (Sep 8) that after the reclamation the coastal fishermen were getting harder to find fish as the area of water territory diminished. He said the reclamation had significantly reduced the water territory up to 379 hectares so that it also reduced the fishing spot for fishermen. With such condition, the coastal fishermen who wanted to go to sea should go further because the coast had no more fish. “Before the reclamation, fishermen were easy to catch fish because there were many fish within a short distance. Now, everything has changed drastically. All the fish move into the middle of the sea so that fishermen must sail far enough to get fish. Even, they should sail up to the borders of Lombok to catch fish,” he explained. By all means, such condition had an impact on the increase of operational costs to be incurred. Moreover, there was no guarantee if they could get adequate results compared to the cost spent during the famine season. “Indeed, the fishermen often

complain because their catching fish is not as easy as before, so that their income drops drastically. As a result, many fishermen shift their profession,” he said. Growing marginalization to coastal fishermen was recognized by the group head of local fishermen, Nyoman Jengki. The man who had been a fisherman since 1971 said the number of fishermen in Serangan had much reduced. Formerly, there were around 300 fishermen but they only remained 90 fishermen now. Similarly, it happened because there was no regeneration. Younger generation was reluctant to become fisherman because the profession was considered to have no promising income. Jengki also admitted that coastal fishermen were getting harder to find fish. Chiefly in famine season, the operational cost of their boat might not be covered because they were forced to go to sea but ultimately could get nothing. “In normal season, we can catch 25 kg of tuna at sea per departure and was sold for IDR 10,000 per kg. However, in famine season we live

in miseries,” he said. According to him, before the reclamation, the coastal and offshore fishermen could get fish easily. “Formerly before the reclamation, if fishermen could not go to offshore area as hindered by strong winds or high waves, they could still catch fish around the coast. But now they cannot. The die is cast and we can only accept this fate as it is,” he regretted. Amid the increasingly difficult to catch fish, the fishermen indeed got slightly good news with the development of marine tourism at Serangan. To increase their income, fishermen took side job as a tourism fisherman riding a boat to take tourists. “Fortunately, there are also tourists who rent a boat so that it can slightly increase our revenue,” he said. However, such potential had not been worked out optimally because boat fishermen lacked of adequate facilities. Jengki hoped that provincial government of Bali could give assistance to fisherman group in Serangan so that it could be rented to tourists. “We plan to

submit a proposal in order that we can receive a boat. We do hope that government can provide assistance so that it can increase the standard of our living,” he said. Reclamation did not only affect the fishermen, but also harmed the seaweed farmers as they lost out their cultivated land. Even, those who survived remained to face various obstacles such as the ubiquitous pollution caused by waste so that their seaweed could not grow.

“Formerly, I had also cultivated seaweeds. Since the land was getting narrower I decided to discontinue it. Moreover, we face many obstacles such as waste and huge waves,” said the father of three children. Just as the other residents of Serangan, Jengki also hoped that BTID could realize the development promised in Serangan so that he and his children could get a job with more feasible prosperity. (kmb29)

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farmland dries out and water crisis hits residents Fate of Batur Geopark to be specified in Portugal Bangli (Bali Post)—

After going through a long phase, various arrangements and the frequent arrival of the UNESCO’s assessment team to the caldera, whether the Batur geopark can be included or not in the world’s geopark will soon be specified. The Regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, is scheduled to leave for Portugal on September 16 to attend the meeting held by UNESCO. Spokesperson of Bangli Government, Made Putra Mahindra, said on Thursday (Sep 6) that departure of the regent and his entourage from the Ministry of Tourism and Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources had been scheduled. As planned, the regent would go to Portugal on September 16 with the entourage. In the meeting in Portugal, the geopark team of the RI and the regent would make another presentation regarding the Batur geopark, Kintamani. In the presentation, there would be a kind of argument from the team after an evaluation made by the geopark assessor team of the UNESCO. Thus, some questions would be submitted in the meeting regarding the Batur geopark. He was optimistic if Batur could be included the world’s geopark under the UNESCO. Such optimism came about because in some evaluations made by the assessor team the Batur caldera had more scores than the other volcanoes in the world both in terms of the panorama and existing caldera. For that purpose, his party begged the blessing of the people throughout Bangli so the area could be accepted by UNESCO and included in one of the world’s heritage destinations preserved as a park on earth. “We do hope the blessing of the whole society of Bangli and Bali in general. Hopefully, the Batur caldera can be included in one of the world’s geopark,” he hoped. (kmb17)

GOR Yowana Mandala Tembau filthy

KARANGASEM is experiencing dry season. It is estimated if the dry season will last longer this year. The impact of dry season accompanied with strong gusts is very pronounced. The dust flies fast as blown by strong winds since it happens in most arid regions in Karangasem, such as in Kubu and Abang subdistrict as well as other barren villages. Flying dust has caused many children to suffer from upper respiratory tract infection with symptoms of fever and runny nose. Besides, residents begin to face clean water crisis. Saturday (Sep 8), the residents at Kesimpar Kanginan looked to queue from the morning to evening in order they could get clean water in public tap. It happened because the water discharge was very small and the water flowing from the springs declined. Kesimpar residents were still quite lucky because there had been public tap at roadside though they should queue and take water far away from their homes. Due to water crisis, they should even purchase clean water by jerry can. Meanwhile, some others purchased clean water to tank truck when they required it urgently and in large quantities. Other residents living on barren mountains and hills in the subdistrict of Kubu, Abang, Bebandem, Rendang and Selat such as at the village of Sebudi, Badeg or Sogra, and residents on Seraya hills were more apprehensive because they should take clean water to far enough location. Their water storage had been dry. A number of water storage at Pasar Agung Sebudi temple at Selat, said Jro Gde Mangku Umbara, had dried out. Therefore, pilgrims to Pasar Agung temple should understand because there was no water. Meanwhile, residents at Sogra and Sebudi also faced water crisis. Water storage increasingly dried out, while the ponds below the Pasar Agung temple could not be drained because the water height was not more than 10 cm. Aside from clean water crisis, many paddy fields were also in drought. As previously reported, the drought hit the paddy field area of 600 hectares in Manggis subdistrict namely at Subak Buis, Subak Diwang and Subak Tengah. They regularly faced drought in dry season. It was kindled by the water discharge of springs at Telengan drastically dropped in dry season, so that the

Antiga dam was unable to supply water to paddy fields. As consequence, local farmers were forced to leave their fields uncultivated, as they feared to face harvest failure though it was planted with maize and crops. Drought in Karangasem did not only cause water crisis and maize crop failure as seen in the maize acreage owned by farmers at the area of Bingin, barren village of Datah, Abang subdistrict. Dozens of hectares of maize plants reaching about two months old could not thrive. At noon, their leaves rolled up and withered due to the drought. Farmers hoped it would be raining in August, but until last Saturday it never rained. The drought in dry season in Karangasem also caused the protected forest to be on fire. It happened to northern slopes of Mount Agung above Daya hamlet, Ban village, Kubu, on the eastern slopes on the western area of Kubu and Abang subdistrict as well as on the southeastern to southern area above Tanah Aron village and took place for six days, namely from Friday (Aug 31) to Wednesday (Sep 5). Karangasem Regent, I Wayan Geredeg, said no less than 250 hectares of protected forest were on fire. A number of residents who cared about the environment and forest sustainability as well as understood and realized about the importance of forests preservation on the mountain as buffer zone and rainwater catchment deeply concerned with the forest fire. In response to that, hundreds of volunteers were willing to come down to put out the fire, not only military personnel but also students of nature lover (Mapala) like the Mapala Wanaprastha Dharma from the Udayana University. Even, there were also volunteers from a number of regencies/municipality in Bali as well as from Yogyakarta in Java. (bud)

Wave of blasts kill 34 in Iraq, French consulate hit Reuters

BAGHDAD - At least 34 people were killed in a series of attacks and blasts across Iraq on Sunday, including a car bomb outside a French consular building, as the government grapples with a persistent insurgency. Sunni insurgents and al Qaeda have launched a series of major attacks this year in an attempt to stoke the kind of political and sectarian tensions that drove the country to near civil war in 2006-2007. The most serious of the 16 attacks happened overnight in Dujail, 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, when gunmen and a suicide bomber driving a car attacked a military base, killing 11 soldiers and injuring seven, police sources said. A car bomb killed eight people who were queuing to apply to be recruited as police guards for the Iraqi North Oil Company in the flashpoint city of Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, police said. The car bomb that exploded outside the French consular building in the usually stable city of Nassiriya, 300 km south of Baghdad, killed a police guard and wounded four other guards, authorities said. Another car bomb also detonated in the city, killing two and wounding three. More people were killed in several other blasts across the country in the towns of Kirkuk, Samarra, Basra and Tuz Khurmato. FEARS OF RETURN TO VIOLENCE

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aged the building where the French embassy operates a consular office, but the honorary consul himself, an Iraqi citizen, was not at the office at the time of the attack, one French diplomat said. French diplomats have been hit before by violence in Iraq. In June last year, a French embassy convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in Baghdad that wounded seven local Iraqi guards and badly damaged an embassy vehicle. A month earlier, another French embassy convoy had been hit by an explosive device. At that time France had been on high alert for attacks overseas due to tensions over the presence of its troops in Afghanistan and the country’s ban on allowing full-length Islamic veils, which was widely criticised by Muslims abroad as harming their religious freedom. The Iraqi government, riven by infighting among Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish political factions, is still struggling to battle Islamist militants and an al Qaeda affiliate nine months after the last U.S. troops left. Iraq’s local al Qaeda wing, Islamic State of Iraq, has claimed responsibility for other major attacks on security forces and Shi’ite neighbourhoods. But former members of Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baathist party and other Sunni Islamist groups are also fighting the government. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks.

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Damaged houses next to a landslide are seen at the foot of a mountain in Luozehe town after two earthquakes hit Yiliang, Yunnan province September 8, 2012.

Rescuers told to keep at it after China quake kills 80

GUOHUI, China - Rescuers in southwestern China tried on Saturday to reach remote communities rocked by earthquakes that killed at least 80 people and damaged thousands of buildings, state media reported. Shallow 5.6 magnitude quakes struck an impoverished, mountainous part of the country with poor infrastructure and communications on Friday and the death toll could rise as news trickles in from cut-off areas, the Xinhua news agency said.

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The dried field make the farmers in Karangasem make it diffcult for them to increase their walefare.

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The sport stadium (GOR) of Yowana Mandala at Trengguli Street, Tembau, East Denpasar seemed worrying especially its grounds and main building maintenance. None of them was watered and gone dry causing the GOR itself looked filthy. What’s seen by Bali Post last Friday (7/9) the GOR was not maintained well when actually a lot of residents would use it to play badminton. A Denpasar resident, Wayan Suprapta, thinks that the management did not hold a full maintenance as the areal outside the building which can be used for jogging made people don’t want to jog there. “If the area is clean then I’m sure many would exercise here,” Suprapta stated. The GOR should not be like this moreover it is frequently rented. The rent should’ve been able to maintain it. Besides the drying plants, piles of rubbish especially on the west side also caused the filthy scenery. Head of Denpasar Government Public Relation, I.B. Rahoela, accompanied by Head of News I Dewa Gede Rai, when confirmed stated that the GOR is not the city’s responsibility and is instead the Province’s Government which it seems to mean that its Province’s duty to maintain it. (kmb12)

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Security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, September 9, 2012. A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a police recruitment centre in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, according to local police.

The quakes cut off electricity and triggered landslides that blocked roads, hampering rescue efforts. Adding to rescuers’ difficulties was rain which forecasters said was expected for the next three days. “I was extremely scared when it started to shake. After it shook the first, second and third times, it was moving and I was extremely scared,” said 56-year-old Zhou Weiping, a resident of the township of Guohui in Yiliang county, near the epicenter. “We panicked and quickly ran out,” she said. State television showed crumbled walls and roads strewn with rubble and rocks. The broadcaster put the death toll at 89 earlier in the day, but later revised it to “at least 80”, in line with the official Xinhua news agency’s tally. More than 800 people were injured, Xinhua said. More than 200,000 people in Yunnan province were relocated after the quakes leveled more than 6,600 houses and damaged many more thousands of buildings. Up to 740,000 people were affected in Yunnan’s six worst-hit counties, officials said. In neighboring Guizhou province, more than 11,700 houses were damaged and the lives of nearly

28,000 people were disrupted, the state news agency and officials said. Buildings in China’s less developed regions are often built with little regard for construction standards, making them susceptible to earthquakes. Premier Wen Jiabao held an emergency meeting on his plane as he flew to the disaster zone late on Friday. He reached Yiliang, in Yunnan province, near the epicenter, just after midnight and spent the night visiting quake survivors in villages and hospitals, Xinhua said. State broadcaster CCTV showed Wen talking to victims in a tent settlement set up for the displaced. He called for “rapid, all-out efforts to search for survivors and save lives,” according to Xinhua “We have to keep safety as a top concern and guard against epidemics,” Wen was quoted as saying. Rescuers in Yunnan said they had reached most of the worst-hit areas and the province’s civil affairs department was quoted as putting direct economic losses at 3.7 billion yuan ($583 million). In 2008, some 87,600 people were killed in the southwestern province of Sichuan when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit.


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APEC vows to fend off euro woes, boost finances

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VLADIVOSTOK — Pacific Rim leaders pledged Sunday to fend off the deepening damage from the European crisis and revive flagging growth in the region by supporting open trade, reforming their economies and strengthening public finances. The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum wrapped up an annual summit in this far eastern Russian seaport Sunday, vowing to work together to support growth and restore confidence in shaken financial markets. The region accounts for about half of all world economic activity and 40 percent of world trade. “Our work was constructive. We have specific results and I am satisfied with the outcome of the work,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of the event, which showcased

Moscow’s ambitions to expand trade and business along its longneglected Pacific coast. The leaders issued a statement welcoming European leaders’ promises to help stabilize the crisisstricken euro region and warning against “excess volatility” and distortions in financial markets. The APEC leaders said they would work to reduce deficits and imbalances in their countries’ own finances. “The events in Europe are adversely affecting growth in the region. In such circumstances, we

are resolved to work collectively to support growth and foster financial stability, and restore confidence,” the statement said. “We remain committed to reducing imbalances by strengthening deficit economies’ public finances with sound and sustainable policies that take into account evolving economic conditions,” it said. Despite signs that robust growth in the dynamic Asia-Pacific is being dragged down by reduced demand for the region’s exports, Putin described the attitude among his fel-

low leaders as one of “constrained optimism.” The APEC region is generally not as heavily encumbered as Europe by soaring social welfare costs, Putin said. “There is nothing like the burden that exists in Europe,” Putin said, though he acknowledged that the region faces many problems. Given APEC’s role as a consensus led forum, the annual summit did not advance any major new policy initiatives. The leaders’ statement mostly endorsed earlier calls for freer trade, combatting corruption and allowing exchange rates to fluctuate more freely. The leaders also called for closer cooperation on food security and avoiding potentially destabilizing

A vendor pushes a cart selling fried buns at a Hutong alley in Beijing Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. A jump in food prices pushed China’s inflation rate to rise 2 percent in August compared with a year earlier, complicating efforts by the government to revive growth with further stimulus measures.

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Food prices push China inflation

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BEIJING — A jump in food prices pushed China’s inflation rate to rise 2 percent in August compared with a year earlier, complicating efforts by the government to revive growth with further stimulus measures. The consumer price index for August reported Sunday was higher than July’s 1.8 percent growth. August food prices rose 3.4 percent from a year earlier, an increase from the previous month’s 2.4

percent growth. Producer prices fell 3.5 percent yearon-year, compared with a 2.9 percent decline in July, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said. The government has cut interest rates twice since the start of June to reverse a painful slowdown of 7.6 percent in the second quarter, but authorities are moving cautiously after its huge stimulus during the 2008 global crisis ignited inflation and a wasteful building boom. The rise in consumer prices in August

— both year-on-year and month-onmonth — seems to place the government in a quandary, IHS Global Insight analyst Alistair Thornton said in a report. “They need further stimulus to revive growth, but have less room to absorb the inflationary pressure of that stimulus,” he wrote. This week, the government announced it had approved 25 subway building projects worth tens of billions of dollars as part of its cautious approach to stimulating the economy.

surges in food prices. Food security “is one of the most acute problems of our time,” Putin said in convening Sunday’s meeting. Revitalizing growth through more open trade is an urgent priority for the APEC forum, whose aim is to dismantle barriers and bottlenecks that interfere with business, while nurturing closer economic ties. The leaders also endorsed a plan to cut tariffs on environmentalrelated goods — such as wastewater treatment technologies — to 5 percent or less by 2015. “By reducing tariffs on environmental goods, we will help our businesses and citizens to access important environmental technologies,” the joint statement said.

Madrid chosen for EuroVegas gambling resort Associated Press

MADRID — The decision by Las Vegas Sands to choose Madrid for a big “EuroVegas” casino project was welcomed by city officials Saturday, but potential obstacles include the company’s decision to fund only 35 percent of the resort and to demand changes in local laws. Ana Isabel Marino, Madrid’s counselor for planning and environment, said the regional government received the news “with contained satisfaction, given that this is the first step.” Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson announced the decision to choose Madrid over Barcelona for the multi-billion dollar gambling resort project on Friday night. With Spain in recession and considering a bailout, raising 65 percent of the cost could be difficult. And there is no guarantee officials would agree to change Spanish laws to let gamblers smoke inside the casinos and the new buildings to soar above the skyline. Analyst Ramon Zarate said, “I see capitalization by banks as being very complicated.” Zarate of the EMASI think-tank said banks were currently de-leveraging construction projects, so Adelson would need to “pool foreign venture capital funds, but it’s complicated.” The Las Vegas Sands statement left some wiggle-room by saying resolution of “current economic challenges” in Europe is still a major consideration.

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PHRI Bali enhances hotel security system standardization Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali will accomplish the security system standard in hotels. It also urges its members to tighten the security at each entrance to hotel because Bali also becomes the target of terrorist group. “In accordance with the instruction of Bali Police Chief, we will accomplish the hotel security standardization made in 2002 pursuant to the current security system. It is to anticipate the undesirable things such as terrorist bombings,” said Secretary General of the Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali, Ferry Markus. Aside from updating the hotel security system, added Fery Markus, the PHRI Bali would also establish an online system which could be accessed by the officers of Bali Police. This endeavor was to simplify the security made by police. “This online system can be accessed by Bali Police. By doing so, any undesirable incidents can be immediately known by police,” he said. According to him, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy had issued a ministerial regulation, namely the PM106/PW006/MPEK/2011 on the hotel security management system. To that end, the PHRI would harmonize the existing security system with the rules issued by the ministry. “We have had the security standards prior to the issuance of the ministerial regulation regarding the security system. Therefore, the existing system will be integrated with the system established by the ministry,” he said. Related to Bali becoming a terrorist target, Ferry Markus stated to have asked hotel management to improve their hotel

security system. Hotel management was required to implement the safety standards that had been set forth. “Hotel management should not be complacent. Whether there is a terrorist threat or not, the security standard should be applied,” he said. He said that most hotels had possessed an adequately suitable security system with the hotel security standard certification. This certification was a measure to improve the safety and convenience of tourists while staying in hotel. Meanwhile, the Commander of the IX Udayana Military Command, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, in separate location appealed to the community and tourism stakeholders to be vigilant and increase the cooperation in order the security of Bali as a world’s tourist destination could be safe from all threats. “We at the Udayana and Bali Police have collaborated to anticipate any terror. We also ask the cooperation of community and stakeholders to report any bizarre things in their neighborhood. For instance, any incoming guest or strangers at village should be reported within 1x24 hours. On that account, we can immediately handle it,” he said. The Military Commander also asked to tighten the security at entrances to Bali such as at Ngurah Rai Airport and Gilimanuk Harbor. “We should remain vigilant and may not be inattentive. Previous experience must not happen again,” he said. (kmb27)

Youth Corner Bali to hold “The Mirror Never Lies” screening IBP

KUTA - The Youth Corner Bali, to hold a movie screening on September 23, 2012. The screening will be held in Little Tree Bali, Kuta. The film that will be screening is a movie made by a talented director, Kamila Andini. The film “The Mirror Never Liea” has been participated on festival screening in Vancouver International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival (Bright Young Talent Award), and Tokyo International Film Festival. This Indonesian dramatic film is a tale of a 12-year old girl’s loss, search and hope, and a mirror which reflects every face of her experiences. A mirror and the sea sustains the life of 12-year old Pakis, who lives on the small

Indonesian island of KampungBajo. The mirror is a gift left by her father who was lost at sea, and the sea is where she and her mother make their living. With a Bajo ritual using mirror and water, she keeps on waiting to see her father’s reflection, which never appears. One day, Tudo, a dolphin project researcher, came into their lives. When her mother breaks the mirror and falls for young Tudo, Pakis steals the island mirror and despairs. However, she must learn to overcome her sadness on her own. Jakarta-born Kamila Andini is the daughter of internationally acclaimed director, GarinNugroho. She studied Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Starting as a documentary filmmaker, she made several films about sea turtles and corals for the environmental groups. (kmb18)

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INDONESIA Indonesia to chair APEC in 2013

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks during a press conference at the U.S. Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

Clinton urges feuding Asian neighbors to cool it Associated Press Writer

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Asian countries embroiled in simmering territorial disputes to work together to ease rather than raise tensions. Recent flare-ups between Japan and China, China and many of its other neighbors, and Japan and South Korea have soured ties, prompting some leaders not to schedule their usual one-on-one meetings at a Pacific Rim summit that ended Sunday in the far-eastern Russian seaport of Vladivostok. “Whether we’re talking about the South China Sea or the East China Sea, my message has been the same to everyone,” Clinton told reporters. “Now is the time for everyone to make efforts to reduce the tensions and strengthen diplomatic involvement toward resolving these tensions.” Given the weakness of the global recovery, any confrontation that might raise doubts over stability and peace in the region would not be in anyone’s interest, said Clinton, who was attending the summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on behalf of President Barack Obama. Clinton said she discussed the territorial issue with the leaders of Japan and South Korea, which are at odds over an islet claimed

by both. “I raised these issues with both of them, urging that their interests really lie in making sure that they lower the temperature and work together in a concerted way to have a calm and restrained approach,” she said. “There does seem to be a recognition on the part of all of the leaders that this region of the world is the economic engine in what is still a fragile global economy,” Clinton said. Clinton said she would work closely with the various Asian countries to help ensure the disputes do not balloon into more serious problems. “We can’t let anything happen. It’s not in the interests of any of the Asian countries and it’s certainly not in the interests of the United States or the rest of the world to raise doubts and uncertainties about the stability and peace in the region,” she said. Territorial disputes were not on the formal agenda of APEC, whose brief is to promote economic integration and more open trade. As would be expected at a diplomatic event, despite recent

acrimony over the territorial disputes, there were shows of civility. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, seated beside each other at the leaders’ “informal retreat,” were seen shaking hands as they sat down. Noda and Chinese President Hu Jintao likewise were seen briefly chatting between meetings. Afterward, Noda told reporters he had expressed his sympathy for the victims of an earthquake Friday in southwestern China that killed dozens of people. “As for the Japan-China relationship, China’s growth is a chance for the world and we would like to develop it in a strategic manner,” Noda said. Noda noted that Japan also needs to work with South Korea on issues related to rival North Korea, among other things. Many of the disputed islands are only rock outcroppings, uninhabited or rarely visited. But nationalist fervor has inflamed public sentiment across the region, provoking violent protests in China.

THESSALONIKI, Greece - Thousands of Greeks marched at an annual fair in Greece’s second-biggest city on Saturday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts demanded by international lenders in exchange for aid to stave off bankruptcy. The demonstration by about 15,000 trade unionists and leftists was the first major protest against a nearly 12-billion-euro austerity package being readied by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to appease EU and IMF inspectors who arrived in Athens on Friday to review Greece’s reform progress. A few protesters burned European Union flags while others threw watermelons and peaches in support of struggling farmers, but the largely peaceful protests otherwise passed off without incident as 3,500 policemen looked on. Greece is struggling through its worst post-war economic crisis that has left nearly one in four jobless, pushed up poverty levels and shuttered thousands of businesses. In a break with tradition, Samaras made only a brief appearance to inaugurate the event and to defend the planned cuts instead of making the customary annual economic policy speech delivered by his predecessors. “We are trying to minimize the pain from the cuts as much as possible but we have to make the cuts, because there is no other way,” Samaras told politicians and local officials. “I am telling you the truth, there is no other way.” Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, head of the radical leftist SYRIZA party that opposes Greece’s foreign bailout, criticized Samaras for the unusually low-key appearance at the event. “The prime minister came and left like a thief - perhaps he is ashamed,” said Tsipras, who took part in the rallies. Samaras opposed Greece’s first bailout in 2010 but since taking power in June he has promised to push through another round of belt-tightening that a fatigued Greek public feels it cannot take anymore. Samaras and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, a respected economist, have won cautious praise from European counterparts for refusing to back down on the cuts but face growing hostility at home as Greece’s economic slump deepens. The government, which is hoping to win two more years to implement the cuts - which are slated for 2013 and 2014 says Greece’s economy will contract by more than 7 percent this year. A string of protests are expected in the coming days as the so-called troika of EU, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank officials conclude a review that will determine whether Greece gets the next tranche of aid under its latest bailout and avoids a messy default.

Bomb explosion... From page 1 Toriq is believed to be linked to a militant group that planned to shoot police and bomb the parliament building to wage “holy war” and establish an Islamic state. Indonesia, a secular nation with more Muslims than any other in the world, has been battling terrorists since 2002, when militants linked to the Southeast Asian network Jemaah Islamiyah started attacking Western nightclubs, restaurants and embassies. More than 260 people have been killed, many of them foreign tourists. Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have been carried out by individuals or small groups and have targeted local “infidels” instead of Westerners, with less deadly results.

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Six men associated with an Islamic school founded by a radical cleric plotted to set off bombs and shoot police to wage “holy war” in an Indonesian town, one of the suspects said in an interrogation video released by police.

Arrested Indonesian describes plot on police video Associated Press

JAKARTA — Six men associated with an Islamic school founded by a radical cleric plotted to set off bombs and shoot police to wage “holy war” in an Indonesian town, one of the suspects said in an interrogation video released by police. Two suspected militants and a member of an elite anti-terrorism squad were killed last Friday when police raided the group in Central Java. Bayu Setiono, 22, was arrested during the raid, another man was arrested Wednesday and two suspects are at large. The group is accused of killing a police officer last week and attacking two police posts in mid-August as part of the plot in the town of Solo. In the 10-minute video released at police headquarters, Setiono described their group as an “underground group without amir (leader), without baiat (pledging of allegiance). “We planned to kill policemen and create a situation like Ambon and Poso, for the sake of upholding Islamic Shariah and the establishment of a caliphate in Indonesia,” Setiono said, referring to the Muslim-Christian conflict that killed thousands from 1999 into the 2000s. “Our targets, since 2007 until now, are infidels and policemen,”

he said. One plan for him, Farhan Mujahidin and Mukhsin Sanny Permadi to finance their plot by robbing a gold shop failed due to the presence of a police officer. “We cancelled the plan, and Farhan was angry and said such police has to be killed,” Setiono said. The two other men were killed in last week’s raid. Another suspect, Firman Firmansyah, who allegedly drove a motorbike used in the storming of the police post in Solo on Aug. 30, was arrested Wednesday in the West Java town of Depok. Setiono had worked at Al-Mukmin Islamic school in the Central Java town of Ngruki, while the five others were alumni of the school, co-founded by convicted radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir. Farhan returned to Indonesia early this year after studying the military and fighting in the Philippines for two years, Setiono said in the video. “My role was to survey the targets set by Farhan,” said Setiono who

once joined with Sigit Qurdowi, a leader of a little-known militant group called Hisbah, who was killed along with his bodyguard, Hendro Yulianto by an anti-terror squad in May last year. He added that Qurdowi, who led attacks in Central Java and West Java in 2010 and 2011, had smuggled firearms from the Philippines and sold them in Jakarta, Solo and West Java towns of Cirebon and Bekasi. In the video, Setiono who was moved Wednesday from Central Java to Jakarta, also apologized to Solo residents for causing restlessness among them. Police are still investigating whether the suspects are connected to Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, an organization founded by Bashir and designated a terrorist group by the U.S. in February. Recent terror attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation have been by individuals or small groups and have targeted local “infidels” instead of Westerners, with less deadly results.

VLADIVOSTOK - Indonesia is prepared to chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2013 and set a target of promoting regional cooperation as one of the foundations of the world`s economic growth. Indonesia will also invite businessmen from Asia and the Pacific to a similar forum to be held in Bali in October 2013, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said during his keynote address before participants of the APEC CEO Summit here Saturday. All parties are also invited to participate in the APEC Summit in Indonesia next year, he stated. “As the chairman of APEC next year, Indonesia will set a target of achievement for the regional economic cooperation which is relevant to the business community. With pleasure, I inform you that the theme for the APEC Summit in Indonesia will be `Resilient Asia Pacific : The Engine of Global Growth`,” President Yudhoyono said. “Let us work together to continue to make our region the engine of global growth. And I look forward to seeing you all in Bali in October next year.” Indonesia hosted the APEC Summit in 1993 that produced the Bogor Goals` documents, which have become the guidelines for the development of economic cooperation among APEC member nations.

Indonesia govt expects MCC funds to be disbursed gradually starting in 2013 Antara

JAKARTA - The government expects US$600 million in funds under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program can be gradually disbursed to reduce poverty rates beginning in 2013, an official said. “We are in the process of making preparations for the implementation of the MCC program. The program will be signed in September or October 2012 and the funds, worth US$600 million, will be gradually disbursed starting in January 2013,” Deputy Minister of National Development Planning Lukita Dinarsyah said in a statement on Saturday. A projected US$20 million in funds will be distributed in 2013. In the initial stage of the program, US$12 million in extra funds will be made available to carry out a study of social issues related to the implementation of the projects funded by the MCC-Compact program, he said. “So the total value of MCC grants disbursed in 2013 will reach US$32 million, including the US$12 million in extra funds. If the funds are to be used to build roads, there must be an environmental impact analysis and social study,” he said. He noted that one of the challenges to implement the MCC program is educating the public. It takes one or two years to educate the public before MCC-funded projects are started, he added. Citing an example, he said one of the requirements to build an MCC-funded hydro power plant is preparing local residents to understand and manage the plant. The Indonesian government is expected to receive grants worth US$600 million from the US government under the MCC program to reduce poverty rates through economic growth. Indonesian Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo signed the grant with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit held in Bali on November 19, 2012. The program consists of modernization of procurement procedures, child nutrition improvements and developing a green economy. Half of the funds will be used to finance the three programs.


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Destinations

Taman Ayun Temple IBP

Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali. Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. The word Ahyun is then changed into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. This temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Tanah Lot Temple due to this temple is the same route of the Tanah Lot

Temple Tour. The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship is Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs. Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the god. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.

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Murray reaches final at windy U.S. Open Reuters

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NEW YORK - Britain’s Andy Murray produced a masterful performance against Tomas Berdych to book his place in the U.S. Open final on Saturday but will have to wait to discover his opponent after foul weather wreaked havoc. The forecast of a massive thunderstorm forced tournament officials to suspend the remainder of Saturday’s schedule, including the second men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer and the women’s final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. Those matches were both rescheduled for Sunday, meaning the men’s final will be pushed back until Monday, for the fifth year in a row. “It was not too difficult a decision to make,” tournament director David Brewer said. “The good news is that Sunday is going to be beautiful day.” Ferrer was leading Djokovic 5-2 in the first set when they were told to pack up as organizers decided to clear Flushing Meadows before the storm arrived. The conditions were already terrible for tennis with all the players struggling just to hit the ball in the near gale-force winds. “It was some of the hardest conditions I’ve ever played in,” said Murray. “And I come from Scotland, so that’s saying something.” Murray handled the wind better than Berdych, a big hitter who relies heavily on his power game. The Czech, who has the highest ball toss of any player on the tour, made 64 unforced errors compared to Murray’s 20. “Our sport deserves to have some rule if the conditions are like that,” he growled. Murray is now bidding to become the first British man to win a grand slam singles title since Fred Perry won the U.S. Open in 1936 when tennis was still played with wooden rackets and in long trousers. The Scotsman has played in four previous grand slam finals, the U.S. Open in 2008, the Australian Open in 2010 and 2011 and Wimbledon this year, but lost the lot, raising questions about his mental strength on the biggest stage. But he silenced a lot of his doubters when he won the gold medal at the London Olympics this year and has continued his great form at Flushing Meadows over the past fortnight. “I’ve never made two grand slam finals in a year, so that’s obviously a good sign that I’m playing better and still learning,” he said. “And the Olympics was the biggest win of my career by far. It meant a lot to me.” His match against Berdych was delayed for an hour and a half because of wild morning storms, including a tornado that made landfall in Queens, the same New York City borough where the annual tournament is held.

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WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine waves the Ukrainian national flag while celebrating his victory over Manuel Charr of Germany, after their WBC bout for the heavyweight title in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

Klitschko beats Charr to retain WBC title Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Vitaly Klitschko stopped Manuel Charr in the fourth round to retain his WBC world heavyweight title Saturday night.

REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men’s singles semifinals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 8, 2012.

The 41-year-old Klitschko won by a technical knockout when the bout was stopped by the doctor with 56 seconds left in the round because of Charr’s bleeding eyebrow. It was Klitschko’s ninth consecutive successful title defense since beating Samuel Peter in his comeback to the ring in 2008. The Ukrainian improved to 45-2 with his 41 knockout. The 27-year-old Charr, a German born in Beirut, dropped to 21-1. Klitschko dominated from the beginning and left little doubt about the outcome. Charr desperately protested the doctor’s decision to stop the fight. “I’m a bit disappointed because I wanted to win by a real knockout not a technical one,” Klitschko said. “I was ready to keep on fighting and Charr also wanted. But it was the doctor’s decision and it was his responsibility.” Klitschko praised Charr, saying that he was “a real fighter with a big heart and one day he would become a champion.” Charr said that he “came to Moscow to become a champion.” “Everyone who knows me know that I never give up,” Charr told reporters. “Vitaly is a great champion but he didn’t win today — it was the doctor who won the bout. It was not our corner’s decision.” Charr asked for a rematch, but Klitschko said that

the German had already had his chance. “I understand your big desire to face Klitschko again, but you know that so many boxers would like do it and if we meet so often we won’t give a chance for the others,” Klitschko said. Charr spent most of the first round covering up and offering little offense but managed several punches in the end. He was mostly on defense in the second round but Klitschko finally knocked him down. Charr got up and stood in the corner. But when the referee counted to three, the bell marked the end of the round. “I provoked him (Charr) to be more aggressive and he began to make more mistakes,” Klitschko said. “This was my tactics.” Midway through the third round Klitschko managed a decisive hook into Charr’s face. Klitschko, who heads an opposition political party called “Udar” (Strike) in Ukraine, said he will have some rest and then announce his future plans. “I’m facing major tasks and not only in sports,” he said. “I’ll fly to Kiev in the morning and will be fully occupied with preparations for the parliamentary elections (in October) as the leader of the party. “I’m 41 and I’m still boxing, but one cannot trick the nature — I will have to hang my gloves on a nail soon.”


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Greece turns to local talent in economic crisis Reuters

ATHENS - The days of highprofile foreign players joining Greek clubs are over due to the economic crisis and a new era of relying on domestic talent is taking over which is a welcome change for Super League president Giannis Moralis. The majority of the country’s top flight teams are facing severe hardship as the knock-on effects of the financial crisis have left them in a daily battle for survival. Super League clubs have almost halved their spending on player contracts this season with even bigger clubs such as AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki making huge cuts to

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Czech Republic v Malta AP Photo/Polfoto, Jens Dresling

Denmark’s Andreas Cornelius, left, close to having his shirt stripped by Czech Republic’s Tomas Sivok during their Group B 2014 World Cup qualifying match at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday Sept. 8, 2012.

Czechs hold Denmark to goalless draw in Copenhagen Reuters

COPENHAGEN - The Czech Republic hung on to claim a point away to Denmark with a 0-0 draw in their opening World Cup qualifier on Saturday. The Danes created several chances but lacked bite without striker Nicklas Bendtner who was serving a one-match ban for revealing a betting company logo on his underpants at Euro 2012. The home side’s best chance of the opening period fell to Michael Krohn-Dehli, who fired wide after chesting down a cross from the right in the Group B encounter. Moments later, Dennis Rommedahl nodded wide as he tried to loop his header from KrohnDehli’s pass over keeper Petr Cech. Denmark con-

tinued to press in the second half, with seasoned winger Rommedahl tormenting the Czechs with a succession of dribbles, crosses and shots. Cech had to be on his toes to keep out a Christian Eriksen free kick, and from the resulting corner Andreas Cornelius almost marked his Denmark debut with a goal.

The Danes were denied a late penalty when fullback Daniel Wass was bundled over in the area but German referee Wolfgang Stark waved away their appeals. In Friday’s opening Group B games, Armenia won 1-0 in Malta, while Italy and Bulgaria played out a 2-2 draw in Sofia.

US women beat Germany 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — The United States won the women’s under-20 World Cup for the third time, defeating defending champion Germany 1-0 Saturday on a goal by Kealia Ohai in the 44th minute. Crystal Dunn beat a German defender in the penalty area and squared a pass to Ohai, who sent a right-footed shot over goalkeeper Laura Benkarth. It was the first goal Germany gave up in the tournament. “I saw Crystal making a run and every time

she does that you know she is going to get something in the box,” Ohai said. “I sprinted as fast as I could and she got the ball to me and I just squared it.” Earlier Saturday, Japan downed Nigeria 2-1 in the third-place game. Yoko Tanaka and Asuka Nishikawa scored for Japan and Desire Oparanozie had Nigeria’s goal. The U.S. and Germany also met in the group stage, with the Germans winning 3-0 on Aug. 27 in Miyagi. The Americans also captured this tournament in 2002 and 2008. Germany won in 2004 and 2010.

“It was a great performance by our team,” U.S. coach Steve Swanson said. “It’s a reflection of a lot of people’s efforts. We had some adversity in the group stage but the players learned from that and our character showed tonight.” Germany pressed forward in the second half, but the Americans defended staunchly to protect the lead. Leonie Maier rattled the crossbar in the 72nd minute and came close again with a long shot in the final minute, but U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin made a good save.

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Oct. 16 Czech Republic v Bulgaria Italy

CAPE TOWN - Didier Drogba and former Chelsea team mate Salomon Kalou were among the goal scorers as the Ivory Coast twice came from behind to beat Senegal 4-2 in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Abidjan on Saturday. Gervinho and Max Gradel scored the other goals to give the Ivorians a two-goal advantage ahead of next month’s return leg in the final round of preliminaries for the 2013 finals in South Africa. Three-time winners Cameroon, however, face an uphill struggle to avoid missing out on qualification for a second successive tournament after they lost 2-0 to the Cape Verde Islands. Nigeria, who also missed out last time, are well-placed after drawing 2-2 at Liberia while Sudan completed a thrilling 5-3 win over neighbours Ethiopia. Emmanuel Adebayor marked his first competitive game for Togo this year with a late equaliser in a 1-1 away draw with 2012 co-hosts Gabon. Defending champions Zambia, Ghana, Mali and

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of helping to lead the clubs out of the toughest year the league has faced but while he knows the problems are severe he also believes there is a clear chance for homegrown players to take centre stage and thrive. “The crisis has exacerbated the problems for all clubs but I am a firm believer that it has brought us opportunities and the basic and most interesting prospect for Greek football is that we can focus on financial stability and the development of Greek players,” Moralis told Reuters in an interview. “Certainly this is the most difficult year in the history of the Super League, but from our side we will continue to try to find the best solutions for all 16 teams.

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stay afloat. Champions Olympiakos Pireaus, despite being backed by the financial clout of shipping magnate Vangelis Marinakis, have reduced spending on player contracts by 21.7 percent this term. Their outlay of 18 million euros ($23.04 million) still dwarfs the spending of other Greek clubs, however, with Panathinaikos the second biggest spenders on 8.8 million with Keykra on the tightest budget of just 600,000 euros. The financial situation is so acute that only the combined intervention of the Super League and the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) at the last moment helped to avoid the postponement of the start of the season on Aug. 25. Moralis has the unenviable task

YOUNGER PLAYERS

Greek clubs have had to give younger players a chance, with the average age of Super League squads for the 2012/13 season at an all-time low of 23.9 years. On the first weekend of the season, 66 percent of players were Greek compared with 50 percent last season, while there has been a 27 percent reduction in foreign players overall. For the first time since 1990, a match featured teams made up entirely of Greek players as financially-embattled Panionios played Aris Thessaloniki in their opening fixture. But although the clubs face acute financial problems, the national team continues to thrive at all levels.

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Greece reached the Euro 2012 quarter-finals and the under-19s’ appearance in the European Championship final, where they lost narrowly to Spain, shows the potential. “The national team at every level is not only healthy but is absolutely competitive with other European countries,” said Moralis “For such a small country with a population of only 11 million people, and with the economic and social problems we have faced, over the past decade Greece has achieved a lot. “The Euro 2004 win, an appearance at the 2010 World Cup and the quarter-final place at Euro 2012 shows the talent is there.

Drogba helps Ivory Coast to comeback win

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the Central African Republic were also winners in Saturday’s final round, first leg games, with five fixtures to be played on Sunday. Senegal stunned the home crowd by taking a 32nd-minute lead through Dame Ndoye before Kalou equalised soon after halftime. Papiss Cisse restored Senegal’s advantage on the hour mark and the possibility of an upset against Africa’s top-ranked team loomed large. Ivory Coast, however, scored three goals in 20 minutes to turn the match around with Gervinho equalising in the 65th minute, Drogba adding a penalty soon after and Gradel scoring the fourth with five minutes to play. Drogba also had a late effort disallowed. Cameroon were without forward Samuel Eto’o, who is refusing to play for his country in protest against the team’s management. They face a tough task in the return leg of their tie after Portuguese-based Helton and Djanini scored in Praia for Cape Verde, who are now poised to qualify for the first time. WINNING START

Victor Moses was instrumental in Nigeria’s away draw in Monrovia, with the

visitors’ goals coming from Nosa Igiebor and an Ike Uche penalty. Tunisia are also well set after a 2-2 draw in Sierra Leone. Adebayor, playing just his third international in more than two years, netted a late equaliser in Libreville to give Togo hope of qualification. Zambia, who won the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon earlier this year, made a winning start to the defence of their crown with captain Chris Katongo scoring the only goal of their qualifier at home to Uganda in Ndola. Uganda were denied a late equaliser when Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene made an important save to deny Emmanuel Okwi seven minutes from fulltime. The Nations Cup is usually held every two years, but is being played in 2013 to accommodate a switch from every even to every odd year. The 16 finalists from this year’s tournament play a two-legged tie against teams who won an earlier round of knockout matches to decide who goes through to the finals to be played in South Africa in January.

Knee surgery sidelines United’s Jones for two months Reuters

LONDON - Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for up to two months after having a knee operation, the club has said. Jones, 20, has yet to play this season after hurting his back in pre-season and suffered this latest injury in training this week. A club spokesperson told The club’s website

(www.manutd.com): “Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.” He is one of a number of sidelined United players including Wayne Rooney (gashed leg); Ashley Young (knee); Chris Smalling (foot)and Darren Fletcher who has a bowel illness. Jones, whose last competitive appearance for United was on the last day of last season, went for a scan on his right knee which has confirmed he needs rest and rehabilitation through to early November at least.


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Monday, September 10, 2012

International

Sp rt 2014 World Cup qualifying Group B results and standings Denmark 0 Czech Republic 0 Standings

P W D L F A P ts

Armenia

1 1 0 0 1 0 3

Bulgaria

1 0 1 0 2 2 1

Italy

1 0 1 0 2 2 1

Czech Republic 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 Denmark Malta

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Previous results: Sept. 7 Malta

0 Armenia 1

Bulgaria 2 Italy 2 Fixtures: 2012 Sept. 11 Italy Bulgaria

Greece turns to local talent in economic crisis Reuters

ATHENS - The days of highprofile foreign players joining Greek clubs are over due to the economic crisis and a new era of relying on domestic talent is taking over which is a welcome change for Super League president Giannis Moralis. The majority of the country’s top flight teams are facing severe hardship as the knock-on effects of the financial crisis have left them in a daily battle for survival. Super League clubs have almost halved their spending on player contracts this season with even bigger clubs such as AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki making huge cuts to

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Czech Republic v Malta AP Photo/Polfoto, Jens Dresling

Denmark’s Andreas Cornelius, left, close to having his shirt stripped by Czech Republic’s Tomas Sivok during their Group B 2014 World Cup qualifying match at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday Sept. 8, 2012.

Czechs hold Denmark to goalless draw in Copenhagen Reuters

COPENHAGEN - The Czech Republic hung on to claim a point away to Denmark with a 0-0 draw in their opening World Cup qualifier on Saturday. The Danes created several chances but lacked bite without striker Nicklas Bendtner who was serving a one-match ban for revealing a betting company logo on his underpants at Euro 2012. The home side’s best chance of the opening period fell to Michael Krohn-Dehli, who fired wide after chesting down a cross from the right in the Group B encounter. Moments later, Dennis Rommedahl nodded wide as he tried to loop his header from KrohnDehli’s pass over keeper Petr Cech. Denmark con-

tinued to press in the second half, with seasoned winger Rommedahl tormenting the Czechs with a succession of dribbles, crosses and shots. Cech had to be on his toes to keep out a Christian Eriksen free kick, and from the resulting corner Andreas Cornelius almost marked his Denmark debut with a goal.

The Danes were denied a late penalty when fullback Daniel Wass was bundled over in the area but German referee Wolfgang Stark waved away their appeals. In Friday’s opening Group B games, Armenia won 1-0 in Malta, while Italy and Bulgaria played out a 2-2 draw in Sofia.

US women beat Germany 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

Associated Press Writer

TOKYO — The United States won the women’s under-20 World Cup for the third time, defeating defending champion Germany 1-0 Saturday on a goal by Kealia Ohai in the 44th minute. Crystal Dunn beat a German defender in the penalty area and squared a pass to Ohai, who sent a right-footed shot over goalkeeper Laura Benkarth. It was the first goal Germany gave up in the tournament. “I saw Crystal making a run and every time

she does that you know she is going to get something in the box,” Ohai said. “I sprinted as fast as I could and she got the ball to me and I just squared it.” Earlier Saturday, Japan downed Nigeria 2-1 in the third-place game. Yoko Tanaka and Asuka Nishikawa scored for Japan and Desire Oparanozie had Nigeria’s goal. The U.S. and Germany also met in the group stage, with the Germans winning 3-0 on Aug. 27 in Miyagi. The Americans also captured this tournament in 2002 and 2008. Germany won in 2004 and 2010.

“It was a great performance by our team,” U.S. coach Steve Swanson said. “It’s a reflection of a lot of people’s efforts. We had some adversity in the group stage but the players learned from that and our character showed tonight.” Germany pressed forward in the second half, but the Americans defended staunchly to protect the lead. Leonie Maier rattled the crossbar in the 72nd minute and came close again with a long shot in the final minute, but U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin made a good save.

Bulgaria

v Italy v Denmark

Oct. 16 Czech Republic v Bulgaria Italy

CAPE TOWN - Didier Drogba and former Chelsea team mate Salomon Kalou were among the goal scorers as the Ivory Coast twice came from behind to beat Senegal 4-2 in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Abidjan on Saturday. Gervinho and Max Gradel scored the other goals to give the Ivorians a two-goal advantage ahead of next month’s return leg in the final round of preliminaries for the 2013 finals in South Africa. Three-time winners Cameroon, however, face an uphill struggle to avoid missing out on qualification for a second successive tournament after they lost 2-0 to the Cape Verde Islands. Nigeria, who also missed out last time, are well-placed after drawing 2-2 at Liberia while Sudan completed a thrilling 5-3 win over neighbours Ethiopia. Emmanuel Adebayor marked his first competitive game for Togo this year with a late equaliser in a 1-1 away draw with 2012 co-hosts Gabon. Defending champions Zambia, Ghana, Mali and

March 22 v Malta

Czech Republic v Denmark March 26 Armenia Malta Denmark

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June 8 Czech Republic v Italy June 11 Denmark

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mark Malta Italy

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Drogba Didier

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of helping to lead the clubs out of the toughest year the league has faced but while he knows the problems are severe he also believes there is a clear chance for homegrown players to take centre stage and thrive. “The crisis has exacerbated the problems for all clubs but I am a firm believer that it has brought us opportunities and the basic and most interesting prospect for Greek football is that we can focus on financial stability and the development of Greek players,” Moralis told Reuters in an interview. “Certainly this is the most difficult year in the history of the Super League, but from our side we will continue to try to find the best solutions for all 16 teams.

Reuters

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stay afloat. Champions Olympiakos Pireaus, despite being backed by the financial clout of shipping magnate Vangelis Marinakis, have reduced spending on player contracts by 21.7 percent this term. Their outlay of 18 million euros ($23.04 million) still dwarfs the spending of other Greek clubs, however, with Panathinaikos the second biggest spenders on 8.8 million with Keykra on the tightest budget of just 600,000 euros. The financial situation is so acute that only the combined intervention of the Super League and the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) at the last moment helped to avoid the postponement of the start of the season on Aug. 25. Moralis has the unenviable task

YOUNGER PLAYERS

Greek clubs have had to give younger players a chance, with the average age of Super League squads for the 2012/13 season at an all-time low of 23.9 years. On the first weekend of the season, 66 percent of players were Greek compared with 50 percent last season, while there has been a 27 percent reduction in foreign players overall. For the first time since 1990, a match featured teams made up entirely of Greek players as financially-embattled Panionios played Aris Thessaloniki in their opening fixture. But although the clubs face acute financial problems, the national team continues to thrive at all levels.

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Greece reached the Euro 2012 quarter-finals and the under-19s’ appearance in the European Championship final, where they lost narrowly to Spain, shows the potential. “The national team at every level is not only healthy but is absolutely competitive with other European countries,” said Moralis “For such a small country with a population of only 11 million people, and with the economic and social problems we have faced, over the past decade Greece has achieved a lot. “The Euro 2004 win, an appearance at the 2010 World Cup and the quarter-final place at Euro 2012 shows the talent is there.

Drogba helps Ivory Coast to comeback win

v Armenia

Oct. 12 Armenia

Monday, September 10, 2012

REUTERS/Luc Gnago

the Central African Republic were also winners in Saturday’s final round, first leg games, with five fixtures to be played on Sunday. Senegal stunned the home crowd by taking a 32nd-minute lead through Dame Ndoye before Kalou equalised soon after halftime. Papiss Cisse restored Senegal’s advantage on the hour mark and the possibility of an upset against Africa’s top-ranked team loomed large. Ivory Coast, however, scored three goals in 20 minutes to turn the match around with Gervinho equalising in the 65th minute, Drogba adding a penalty soon after and Gradel scoring the fourth with five minutes to play. Drogba also had a late effort disallowed. Cameroon were without forward Samuel Eto’o, who is refusing to play for his country in protest against the team’s management. They face a tough task in the return leg of their tie after Portuguese-based Helton and Djanini scored in Praia for Cape Verde, who are now poised to qualify for the first time. WINNING START

Victor Moses was instrumental in Nigeria’s away draw in Monrovia, with the

visitors’ goals coming from Nosa Igiebor and an Ike Uche penalty. Tunisia are also well set after a 2-2 draw in Sierra Leone. Adebayor, playing just his third international in more than two years, netted a late equaliser in Libreville to give Togo hope of qualification. Zambia, who won the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon earlier this year, made a winning start to the defence of their crown with captain Chris Katongo scoring the only goal of their qualifier at home to Uganda in Ndola. Uganda were denied a late equaliser when Zambia goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene made an important save to deny Emmanuel Okwi seven minutes from fulltime. The Nations Cup is usually held every two years, but is being played in 2013 to accommodate a switch from every even to every odd year. The 16 finalists from this year’s tournament play a two-legged tie against teams who won an earlier round of knockout matches to decide who goes through to the finals to be played in South Africa in January.

Knee surgery sidelines United’s Jones for two months Reuters

LONDON - Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be out for up to two months after having a knee operation, the club has said. Jones, 20, has yet to play this season after hurting his back in pre-season and suffered this latest injury in training this week. A club spokesperson told The club’s website

(www.manutd.com): “Phil Jones has had surgery on a knee meniscus tear sustained in training that will require six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.” He is one of a number of sidelined United players including Wayne Rooney (gashed leg); Ashley Young (knee); Chris Smalling (foot)and Darren Fletcher who has a bowel illness. Jones, whose last competitive appearance for United was on the last day of last season, went for a scan on his right knee which has confirmed he needs rest and rehabilitation through to early November at least.


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Monday, September 10, 2012

Destinations

Taman Ayun Temple IBP

Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali. Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple that it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. The word Ahyun is then changed into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. This temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Tanah Lot Temple due to this temple is the same route of the Tanah Lot

Temple Tour. The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount. In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship is Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofs. Pitara God is a holy soul deity of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the god. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.

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Murray reaches final at windy U.S. Open Reuters

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NEW YORK - Britain’s Andy Murray produced a masterful performance against Tomas Berdych to book his place in the U.S. Open final on Saturday but will have to wait to discover his opponent after foul weather wreaked havoc. The forecast of a massive thunderstorm forced tournament officials to suspend the remainder of Saturday’s schedule, including the second men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer and the women’s final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. Those matches were both rescheduled for Sunday, meaning the men’s final will be pushed back until Monday, for the fifth year in a row. “It was not too difficult a decision to make,” tournament director David Brewer said. “The good news is that Sunday is going to be beautiful day.” Ferrer was leading Djokovic 5-2 in the first set when they were told to pack up as organizers decided to clear Flushing Meadows before the storm arrived. The conditions were already terrible for tennis with all the players struggling just to hit the ball in the near gale-force winds. “It was some of the hardest conditions I’ve ever played in,” said Murray. “And I come from Scotland, so that’s saying something.” Murray handled the wind better than Berdych, a big hitter who relies heavily on his power game. The Czech, who has the highest ball toss of any player on the tour, made 64 unforced errors compared to Murray’s 20. “Our sport deserves to have some rule if the conditions are like that,” he growled. Murray is now bidding to become the first British man to win a grand slam singles title since Fred Perry won the U.S. Open in 1936 when tennis was still played with wooden rackets and in long trousers. The Scotsman has played in four previous grand slam finals, the U.S. Open in 2008, the Australian Open in 2010 and 2011 and Wimbledon this year, but lost the lot, raising questions about his mental strength on the biggest stage. But he silenced a lot of his doubters when he won the gold medal at the London Olympics this year and has continued his great form at Flushing Meadows over the past fortnight. “I’ve never made two grand slam finals in a year, so that’s obviously a good sign that I’m playing better and still learning,” he said. “And the Olympics was the biggest win of my career by far. It meant a lot to me.” His match against Berdych was delayed for an hour and a half because of wild morning storms, including a tornado that made landfall in Queens, the same New York City borough where the annual tournament is held.

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WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine waves the Ukrainian national flag while celebrating his victory over Manuel Charr of Germany, after their WBC bout for the heavyweight title in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

Klitschko beats Charr to retain WBC title Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Vitaly Klitschko stopped Manuel Charr in the fourth round to retain his WBC world heavyweight title Saturday night.

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Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men’s singles semifinals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 8, 2012.

The 41-year-old Klitschko won by a technical knockout when the bout was stopped by the doctor with 56 seconds left in the round because of Charr’s bleeding eyebrow. It was Klitschko’s ninth consecutive successful title defense since beating Samuel Peter in his comeback to the ring in 2008. The Ukrainian improved to 45-2 with his 41 knockout. The 27-year-old Charr, a German born in Beirut, dropped to 21-1. Klitschko dominated from the beginning and left little doubt about the outcome. Charr desperately protested the doctor’s decision to stop the fight. “I’m a bit disappointed because I wanted to win by a real knockout not a technical one,” Klitschko said. “I was ready to keep on fighting and Charr also wanted. But it was the doctor’s decision and it was his responsibility.” Klitschko praised Charr, saying that he was “a real fighter with a big heart and one day he would become a champion.” Charr said that he “came to Moscow to become a champion.” “Everyone who knows me know that I never give up,” Charr told reporters. “Vitaly is a great champion but he didn’t win today — it was the doctor who won the bout. It was not our corner’s decision.” Charr asked for a rematch, but Klitschko said that

the German had already had his chance. “I understand your big desire to face Klitschko again, but you know that so many boxers would like do it and if we meet so often we won’t give a chance for the others,” Klitschko said. Charr spent most of the first round covering up and offering little offense but managed several punches in the end. He was mostly on defense in the second round but Klitschko finally knocked him down. Charr got up and stood in the corner. But when the referee counted to three, the bell marked the end of the round. “I provoked him (Charr) to be more aggressive and he began to make more mistakes,” Klitschko said. “This was my tactics.” Midway through the third round Klitschko managed a decisive hook into Charr’s face. Klitschko, who heads an opposition political party called “Udar” (Strike) in Ukraine, said he will have some rest and then announce his future plans. “I’m facing major tasks and not only in sports,” he said. “I’ll fly to Kiev in the morning and will be fully occupied with preparations for the parliamentary elections (in October) as the leader of the party. “I’m 41 and I’m still boxing, but one cannot trick the nature — I will have to hang my gloves on a nail soon.”


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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks during a press conference at the U.S. Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

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VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Asian countries embroiled in simmering territorial disputes to work together to ease rather than raise tensions. Recent flare-ups between Japan and China, China and many of its other neighbors, and Japan and South Korea have soured ties, prompting some leaders not to schedule their usual one-on-one meetings at a Pacific Rim summit that ended Sunday in the far-eastern Russian seaport of Vladivostok. “Whether we’re talking about the South China Sea or the East China Sea, my message has been the same to everyone,” Clinton told reporters. “Now is the time for everyone to make efforts to reduce the tensions and strengthen diplomatic involvement toward resolving these tensions.” Given the weakness of the global recovery, any confrontation that might raise doubts over stability and peace in the region would not be in anyone’s interest, said Clinton, who was attending the summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on behalf of President Barack Obama. Clinton said she discussed the territorial issue with the leaders of Japan and South Korea, which are at odds over an islet claimed

by both. “I raised these issues with both of them, urging that their interests really lie in making sure that they lower the temperature and work together in a concerted way to have a calm and restrained approach,” she said. “There does seem to be a recognition on the part of all of the leaders that this region of the world is the economic engine in what is still a fragile global economy,” Clinton said. Clinton said she would work closely with the various Asian countries to help ensure the disputes do not balloon into more serious problems. “We can’t let anything happen. It’s not in the interests of any of the Asian countries and it’s certainly not in the interests of the United States or the rest of the world to raise doubts and uncertainties about the stability and peace in the region,” she said. Territorial disputes were not on the formal agenda of APEC, whose brief is to promote economic integration and more open trade. As would be expected at a diplomatic event, despite recent

acrimony over the territorial disputes, there were shows of civility. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, seated beside each other at the leaders’ “informal retreat,” were seen shaking hands as they sat down. Noda and Chinese President Hu Jintao likewise were seen briefly chatting between meetings. Afterward, Noda told reporters he had expressed his sympathy for the victims of an earthquake Friday in southwestern China that killed dozens of people. “As for the Japan-China relationship, China’s growth is a chance for the world and we would like to develop it in a strategic manner,” Noda said. Noda noted that Japan also needs to work with South Korea on issues related to rival North Korea, among other things. Many of the disputed islands are only rock outcroppings, uninhabited or rarely visited. But nationalist fervor has inflamed public sentiment across the region, provoking violent protests in China.

THESSALONIKI, Greece - Thousands of Greeks marched at an annual fair in Greece’s second-biggest city on Saturday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts demanded by international lenders in exchange for aid to stave off bankruptcy. The demonstration by about 15,000 trade unionists and leftists was the first major protest against a nearly 12-billion-euro austerity package being readied by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to appease EU and IMF inspectors who arrived in Athens on Friday to review Greece’s reform progress. A few protesters burned European Union flags while others threw watermelons and peaches in support of struggling farmers, but the largely peaceful protests otherwise passed off without incident as 3,500 policemen looked on. Greece is struggling through its worst post-war economic crisis that has left nearly one in four jobless, pushed up poverty levels and shuttered thousands of businesses. In a break with tradition, Samaras made only a brief appearance to inaugurate the event and to defend the planned cuts instead of making the customary annual economic policy speech delivered by his predecessors. “We are trying to minimize the pain from the cuts as much as possible but we have to make the cuts, because there is no other way,” Samaras told politicians and local officials. “I am telling you the truth, there is no other way.” Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, head of the radical leftist SYRIZA party that opposes Greece’s foreign bailout, criticized Samaras for the unusually low-key appearance at the event. “The prime minister came and left like a thief - perhaps he is ashamed,” said Tsipras, who took part in the rallies. Samaras opposed Greece’s first bailout in 2010 but since taking power in June he has promised to push through another round of belt-tightening that a fatigued Greek public feels it cannot take anymore. Samaras and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, a respected economist, have won cautious praise from European counterparts for refusing to back down on the cuts but face growing hostility at home as Greece’s economic slump deepens. The government, which is hoping to win two more years to implement the cuts - which are slated for 2013 and 2014 says Greece’s economy will contract by more than 7 percent this year. A string of protests are expected in the coming days as the so-called troika of EU, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank officials conclude a review that will determine whether Greece gets the next tranche of aid under its latest bailout and avoids a messy default.

Bomb explosion... From page 1 Toriq is believed to be linked to a militant group that planned to shoot police and bomb the parliament building to wage “holy war” and establish an Islamic state. Indonesia, a secular nation with more Muslims than any other in the world, has been battling terrorists since 2002, when militants linked to the Southeast Asian network Jemaah Islamiyah started attacking Western nightclubs, restaurants and embassies. More than 260 people have been killed, many of them foreign tourists. Recent terror attacks in Indonesia have been carried out by individuals or small groups and have targeted local “infidels” instead of Westerners, with less deadly results.

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Six men associated with an Islamic school founded by a radical cleric plotted to set off bombs and shoot police to wage “holy war” in an Indonesian town, one of the suspects said in an interrogation video released by police.

Arrested Indonesian describes plot on police video Associated Press

JAKARTA — Six men associated with an Islamic school founded by a radical cleric plotted to set off bombs and shoot police to wage “holy war” in an Indonesian town, one of the suspects said in an interrogation video released by police. Two suspected militants and a member of an elite anti-terrorism squad were killed last Friday when police raided the group in Central Java. Bayu Setiono, 22, was arrested during the raid, another man was arrested Wednesday and two suspects are at large. The group is accused of killing a police officer last week and attacking two police posts in mid-August as part of the plot in the town of Solo. In the 10-minute video released at police headquarters, Setiono described their group as an “underground group without amir (leader), without baiat (pledging of allegiance). “We planned to kill policemen and create a situation like Ambon and Poso, for the sake of upholding Islamic Shariah and the establishment of a caliphate in Indonesia,” Setiono said, referring to the Muslim-Christian conflict that killed thousands from 1999 into the 2000s. “Our targets, since 2007 until now, are infidels and policemen,”

he said. One plan for him, Farhan Mujahidin and Mukhsin Sanny Permadi to finance their plot by robbing a gold shop failed due to the presence of a police officer. “We cancelled the plan, and Farhan was angry and said such police has to be killed,” Setiono said. The two other men were killed in last week’s raid. Another suspect, Firman Firmansyah, who allegedly drove a motorbike used in the storming of the police post in Solo on Aug. 30, was arrested Wednesday in the West Java town of Depok. Setiono had worked at Al-Mukmin Islamic school in the Central Java town of Ngruki, while the five others were alumni of the school, co-founded by convicted radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir. Farhan returned to Indonesia early this year after studying the military and fighting in the Philippines for two years, Setiono said in the video. “My role was to survey the targets set by Farhan,” said Setiono who

once joined with Sigit Qurdowi, a leader of a little-known militant group called Hisbah, who was killed along with his bodyguard, Hendro Yulianto by an anti-terror squad in May last year. He added that Qurdowi, who led attacks in Central Java and West Java in 2010 and 2011, had smuggled firearms from the Philippines and sold them in Jakarta, Solo and West Java towns of Cirebon and Bekasi. In the video, Setiono who was moved Wednesday from Central Java to Jakarta, also apologized to Solo residents for causing restlessness among them. Police are still investigating whether the suspects are connected to Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid, an organization founded by Bashir and designated a terrorist group by the U.S. in February. Recent terror attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation have been by individuals or small groups and have targeted local “infidels” instead of Westerners, with less deadly results.

VLADIVOSTOK - Indonesia is prepared to chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2013 and set a target of promoting regional cooperation as one of the foundations of the world`s economic growth. Indonesia will also invite businessmen from Asia and the Pacific to a similar forum to be held in Bali in October 2013, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said during his keynote address before participants of the APEC CEO Summit here Saturday. All parties are also invited to participate in the APEC Summit in Indonesia next year, he stated. “As the chairman of APEC next year, Indonesia will set a target of achievement for the regional economic cooperation which is relevant to the business community. With pleasure, I inform you that the theme for the APEC Summit in Indonesia will be `Resilient Asia Pacific : The Engine of Global Growth`,” President Yudhoyono said. “Let us work together to continue to make our region the engine of global growth. And I look forward to seeing you all in Bali in October next year.” Indonesia hosted the APEC Summit in 1993 that produced the Bogor Goals` documents, which have become the guidelines for the development of economic cooperation among APEC member nations.

Indonesia govt expects MCC funds to be disbursed gradually starting in 2013 Antara

JAKARTA - The government expects US$600 million in funds under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) program can be gradually disbursed to reduce poverty rates beginning in 2013, an official said. “We are in the process of making preparations for the implementation of the MCC program. The program will be signed in September or October 2012 and the funds, worth US$600 million, will be gradually disbursed starting in January 2013,” Deputy Minister of National Development Planning Lukita Dinarsyah said in a statement on Saturday. A projected US$20 million in funds will be distributed in 2013. In the initial stage of the program, US$12 million in extra funds will be made available to carry out a study of social issues related to the implementation of the projects funded by the MCC-Compact program, he said. “So the total value of MCC grants disbursed in 2013 will reach US$32 million, including the US$12 million in extra funds. If the funds are to be used to build roads, there must be an environmental impact analysis and social study,” he said. He noted that one of the challenges to implement the MCC program is educating the public. It takes one or two years to educate the public before MCC-funded projects are started, he added. Citing an example, he said one of the requirements to build an MCC-funded hydro power plant is preparing local residents to understand and manage the plant. The Indonesian government is expected to receive grants worth US$600 million from the US government under the MCC program to reduce poverty rates through economic growth. Indonesian Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo signed the grant with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit held in Bali on November 19, 2012. The program consists of modernization of procurement procedures, child nutrition improvements and developing a green economy. Half of the funds will be used to finance the three programs.


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APEC vows to fend off euro woes, boost finances

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VLADIVOSTOK — Pacific Rim leaders pledged Sunday to fend off the deepening damage from the European crisis and revive flagging growth in the region by supporting open trade, reforming their economies and strengthening public finances. The 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum wrapped up an annual summit in this far eastern Russian seaport Sunday, vowing to work together to support growth and restore confidence in shaken financial markets. The region accounts for about half of all world economic activity and 40 percent of world trade. “Our work was constructive. We have specific results and I am satisfied with the outcome of the work,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of the event, which showcased

Moscow’s ambitions to expand trade and business along its longneglected Pacific coast. The leaders issued a statement welcoming European leaders’ promises to help stabilize the crisisstricken euro region and warning against “excess volatility” and distortions in financial markets. The APEC leaders said they would work to reduce deficits and imbalances in their countries’ own finances. “The events in Europe are adversely affecting growth in the region. In such circumstances, we

are resolved to work collectively to support growth and foster financial stability, and restore confidence,” the statement said. “We remain committed to reducing imbalances by strengthening deficit economies’ public finances with sound and sustainable policies that take into account evolving economic conditions,” it said. Despite signs that robust growth in the dynamic Asia-Pacific is being dragged down by reduced demand for the region’s exports, Putin described the attitude among his fel-

low leaders as one of “constrained optimism.” The APEC region is generally not as heavily encumbered as Europe by soaring social welfare costs, Putin said. “There is nothing like the burden that exists in Europe,” Putin said, though he acknowledged that the region faces many problems. Given APEC’s role as a consensus led forum, the annual summit did not advance any major new policy initiatives. The leaders’ statement mostly endorsed earlier calls for freer trade, combatting corruption and allowing exchange rates to fluctuate more freely. The leaders also called for closer cooperation on food security and avoiding potentially destabilizing

A vendor pushes a cart selling fried buns at a Hutong alley in Beijing Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. A jump in food prices pushed China’s inflation rate to rise 2 percent in August compared with a year earlier, complicating efforts by the government to revive growth with further stimulus measures.

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Food prices push China inflation

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BEIJING — A jump in food prices pushed China’s inflation rate to rise 2 percent in August compared with a year earlier, complicating efforts by the government to revive growth with further stimulus measures. The consumer price index for August reported Sunday was higher than July’s 1.8 percent growth. August food prices rose 3.4 percent from a year earlier, an increase from the previous month’s 2.4

percent growth. Producer prices fell 3.5 percent yearon-year, compared with a 2.9 percent decline in July, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said. The government has cut interest rates twice since the start of June to reverse a painful slowdown of 7.6 percent in the second quarter, but authorities are moving cautiously after its huge stimulus during the 2008 global crisis ignited inflation and a wasteful building boom. The rise in consumer prices in August

— both year-on-year and month-onmonth — seems to place the government in a quandary, IHS Global Insight analyst Alistair Thornton said in a report. “They need further stimulus to revive growth, but have less room to absorb the inflationary pressure of that stimulus,” he wrote. This week, the government announced it had approved 25 subway building projects worth tens of billions of dollars as part of its cautious approach to stimulating the economy.

surges in food prices. Food security “is one of the most acute problems of our time,” Putin said in convening Sunday’s meeting. Revitalizing growth through more open trade is an urgent priority for the APEC forum, whose aim is to dismantle barriers and bottlenecks that interfere with business, while nurturing closer economic ties. The leaders also endorsed a plan to cut tariffs on environmentalrelated goods — such as wastewater treatment technologies — to 5 percent or less by 2015. “By reducing tariffs on environmental goods, we will help our businesses and citizens to access important environmental technologies,” the joint statement said.

Madrid chosen for EuroVegas gambling resort Associated Press

MADRID — The decision by Las Vegas Sands to choose Madrid for a big “EuroVegas” casino project was welcomed by city officials Saturday, but potential obstacles include the company’s decision to fund only 35 percent of the resort and to demand changes in local laws. Ana Isabel Marino, Madrid’s counselor for planning and environment, said the regional government received the news “with contained satisfaction, given that this is the first step.” Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson announced the decision to choose Madrid over Barcelona for the multi-billion dollar gambling resort project on Friday night. With Spain in recession and considering a bailout, raising 65 percent of the cost could be difficult. And there is no guarantee officials would agree to change Spanish laws to let gamblers smoke inside the casinos and the new buildings to soar above the skyline. Analyst Ramon Zarate said, “I see capitalization by banks as being very complicated.” Zarate of the EMASI think-tank said banks were currently de-leveraging construction projects, so Adelson would need to “pool foreign venture capital funds, but it’s complicated.” The Las Vegas Sands statement left some wiggle-room by saying resolution of “current economic challenges” in Europe is still a major consideration.

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PHRI Bali enhances hotel security system standardization Bali Post

DENPASAR - The Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali will accomplish the security system standard in hotels. It also urges its members to tighten the security at each entrance to hotel because Bali also becomes the target of terrorist group. “In accordance with the instruction of Bali Police Chief, we will accomplish the hotel security standardization made in 2002 pursuant to the current security system. It is to anticipate the undesirable things such as terrorist bombings,” said Secretary General of the Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) of Bali, Ferry Markus. Aside from updating the hotel security system, added Fery Markus, the PHRI Bali would also establish an online system which could be accessed by the officers of Bali Police. This endeavor was to simplify the security made by police. “This online system can be accessed by Bali Police. By doing so, any undesirable incidents can be immediately known by police,” he said. According to him, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy had issued a ministerial regulation, namely the PM106/PW006/MPEK/2011 on the hotel security management system. To that end, the PHRI would harmonize the existing security system with the rules issued by the ministry. “We have had the security standards prior to the issuance of the ministerial regulation regarding the security system. Therefore, the existing system will be integrated with the system established by the ministry,” he said. Related to Bali becoming a terrorist target, Ferry Markus stated to have asked hotel management to improve their hotel

security system. Hotel management was required to implement the safety standards that had been set forth. “Hotel management should not be complacent. Whether there is a terrorist threat or not, the security standard should be applied,” he said. He said that most hotels had possessed an adequately suitable security system with the hotel security standard certification. This certification was a measure to improve the safety and convenience of tourists while staying in hotel. Meanwhile, the Commander of the IX Udayana Military Command, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, in separate location appealed to the community and tourism stakeholders to be vigilant and increase the cooperation in order the security of Bali as a world’s tourist destination could be safe from all threats. “We at the Udayana and Bali Police have collaborated to anticipate any terror. We also ask the cooperation of community and stakeholders to report any bizarre things in their neighborhood. For instance, any incoming guest or strangers at village should be reported within 1x24 hours. On that account, we can immediately handle it,” he said. The Military Commander also asked to tighten the security at entrances to Bali such as at Ngurah Rai Airport and Gilimanuk Harbor. “We should remain vigilant and may not be inattentive. Previous experience must not happen again,” he said. (kmb27)

Youth Corner Bali to hold “The Mirror Never Lies” screening IBP

KUTA - The Youth Corner Bali, to hold a movie screening on September 23, 2012. The screening will be held in Little Tree Bali, Kuta. The film that will be screening is a movie made by a talented director, Kamila Andini. The film “The Mirror Never Liea” has been participated on festival screening in Vancouver International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival (Bright Young Talent Award), and Tokyo International Film Festival. This Indonesian dramatic film is a tale of a 12-year old girl’s loss, search and hope, and a mirror which reflects every face of her experiences. A mirror and the sea sustains the life of 12-year old Pakis, who lives on the small

Indonesian island of KampungBajo. The mirror is a gift left by her father who was lost at sea, and the sea is where she and her mother make their living. With a Bajo ritual using mirror and water, she keeps on waiting to see her father’s reflection, which never appears. One day, Tudo, a dolphin project researcher, came into their lives. When her mother breaks the mirror and falls for young Tudo, Pakis steals the island mirror and despairs. However, she must learn to overcome her sadness on her own. Jakarta-born Kamila Andini is the daughter of internationally acclaimed director, GarinNugroho. She studied Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Starting as a documentary filmmaker, she made several films about sea turtles and corals for the environmental groups. (kmb18)

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farmland dries out and water crisis hits residents Fate of Batur Geopark to be specified in Portugal Bangli (Bali Post)—

After going through a long phase, various arrangements and the frequent arrival of the UNESCO’s assessment team to the caldera, whether the Batur geopark can be included or not in the world’s geopark will soon be specified. The Regent of Bangli, Made Gianyar, is scheduled to leave for Portugal on September 16 to attend the meeting held by UNESCO. Spokesperson of Bangli Government, Made Putra Mahindra, said on Thursday (Sep 6) that departure of the regent and his entourage from the Ministry of Tourism and Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources had been scheduled. As planned, the regent would go to Portugal on September 16 with the entourage. In the meeting in Portugal, the geopark team of the RI and the regent would make another presentation regarding the Batur geopark, Kintamani. In the presentation, there would be a kind of argument from the team after an evaluation made by the geopark assessor team of the UNESCO. Thus, some questions would be submitted in the meeting regarding the Batur geopark. He was optimistic if Batur could be included the world’s geopark under the UNESCO. Such optimism came about because in some evaluations made by the assessor team the Batur caldera had more scores than the other volcanoes in the world both in terms of the panorama and existing caldera. For that purpose, his party begged the blessing of the people throughout Bangli so the area could be accepted by UNESCO and included in one of the world’s heritage destinations preserved as a park on earth. “We do hope the blessing of the whole society of Bangli and Bali in general. Hopefully, the Batur caldera can be included in one of the world’s geopark,” he hoped. (kmb17)

GOR Yowana Mandala Tembau filthy

KARANGASEM is experiencing dry season. It is estimated if the dry season will last longer this year. The impact of dry season accompanied with strong gusts is very pronounced. The dust flies fast as blown by strong winds since it happens in most arid regions in Karangasem, such as in Kubu and Abang subdistrict as well as other barren villages. Flying dust has caused many children to suffer from upper respiratory tract infection with symptoms of fever and runny nose. Besides, residents begin to face clean water crisis. Saturday (Sep 8), the residents at Kesimpar Kanginan looked to queue from the morning to evening in order they could get clean water in public tap. It happened because the water discharge was very small and the water flowing from the springs declined. Kesimpar residents were still quite lucky because there had been public tap at roadside though they should queue and take water far away from their homes. Due to water crisis, they should even purchase clean water by jerry can. Meanwhile, some others purchased clean water to tank truck when they required it urgently and in large quantities. Other residents living on barren mountains and hills in the subdistrict of Kubu, Abang, Bebandem, Rendang and Selat such as at the village of Sebudi, Badeg or Sogra, and residents on Seraya hills were more apprehensive because they should take clean water to far enough location. Their water storage had been dry. A number of water storage at Pasar Agung Sebudi temple at Selat, said Jro Gde Mangku Umbara, had dried out. Therefore, pilgrims to Pasar Agung temple should understand because there was no water. Meanwhile, residents at Sogra and Sebudi also faced water crisis. Water storage increasingly dried out, while the ponds below the Pasar Agung temple could not be drained because the water height was not more than 10 cm. Aside from clean water crisis, many paddy fields were also in drought. As previously reported, the drought hit the paddy field area of 600 hectares in Manggis subdistrict namely at Subak Buis, Subak Diwang and Subak Tengah. They regularly faced drought in dry season. It was kindled by the water discharge of springs at Telengan drastically dropped in dry season, so that the

Antiga dam was unable to supply water to paddy fields. As consequence, local farmers were forced to leave their fields uncultivated, as they feared to face harvest failure though it was planted with maize and crops. Drought in Karangasem did not only cause water crisis and maize crop failure as seen in the maize acreage owned by farmers at the area of Bingin, barren village of Datah, Abang subdistrict. Dozens of hectares of maize plants reaching about two months old could not thrive. At noon, their leaves rolled up and withered due to the drought. Farmers hoped it would be raining in August, but until last Saturday it never rained. The drought in dry season in Karangasem also caused the protected forest to be on fire. It happened to northern slopes of Mount Agung above Daya hamlet, Ban village, Kubu, on the eastern slopes on the western area of Kubu and Abang subdistrict as well as on the southeastern to southern area above Tanah Aron village and took place for six days, namely from Friday (Aug 31) to Wednesday (Sep 5). Karangasem Regent, I Wayan Geredeg, said no less than 250 hectares of protected forest were on fire. A number of residents who cared about the environment and forest sustainability as well as understood and realized about the importance of forests preservation on the mountain as buffer zone and rainwater catchment deeply concerned with the forest fire. In response to that, hundreds of volunteers were willing to come down to put out the fire, not only military personnel but also students of nature lover (Mapala) like the Mapala Wanaprastha Dharma from the Udayana University. Even, there were also volunteers from a number of regencies/municipality in Bali as well as from Yogyakarta in Java. (bud)

Wave of blasts kill 34 in Iraq, French consulate hit Reuters

BAGHDAD - At least 34 people were killed in a series of attacks and blasts across Iraq on Sunday, including a car bomb outside a French consular building, as the government grapples with a persistent insurgency. Sunni insurgents and al Qaeda have launched a series of major attacks this year in an attempt to stoke the kind of political and sectarian tensions that drove the country to near civil war in 2006-2007. The most serious of the 16 attacks happened overnight in Dujail, 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, when gunmen and a suicide bomber driving a car attacked a military base, killing 11 soldiers and injuring seven, police sources said. A car bomb killed eight people who were queuing to apply to be recruited as police guards for the Iraqi North Oil Company in the flashpoint city of Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, police said. The car bomb that exploded outside the French consular building in the usually stable city of Nassiriya, 300 km south of Baghdad, killed a police guard and wounded four other guards, authorities said. Another car bomb also detonated in the city, killing two and wounding three. More people were killed in several other blasts across the country in the towns of Kirkuk, Samarra, Basra and Tuz Khurmato. FEARS OF RETURN TO VIOLENCE

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aged the building where the French embassy operates a consular office, but the honorary consul himself, an Iraqi citizen, was not at the office at the time of the attack, one French diplomat said. French diplomats have been hit before by violence in Iraq. In June last year, a French embassy convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in Baghdad that wounded seven local Iraqi guards and badly damaged an embassy vehicle. A month earlier, another French embassy convoy had been hit by an explosive device. At that time France had been on high alert for attacks overseas due to tensions over the presence of its troops in Afghanistan and the country’s ban on allowing full-length Islamic veils, which was widely criticised by Muslims abroad as harming their religious freedom. The Iraqi government, riven by infighting among Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish political factions, is still struggling to battle Islamist militants and an al Qaeda affiliate nine months after the last U.S. troops left. Iraq’s local al Qaeda wing, Islamic State of Iraq, has claimed responsibility for other major attacks on security forces and Shi’ite neighbourhoods. But former members of Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baathist party and other Sunni Islamist groups are also fighting the government. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks.

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Damaged houses next to a landslide are seen at the foot of a mountain in Luozehe town after two earthquakes hit Yiliang, Yunnan province September 8, 2012.

Rescuers told to keep at it after China quake kills 80

GUOHUI, China - Rescuers in southwestern China tried on Saturday to reach remote communities rocked by earthquakes that killed at least 80 people and damaged thousands of buildings, state media reported. Shallow 5.6 magnitude quakes struck an impoverished, mountainous part of the country with poor infrastructure and communications on Friday and the death toll could rise as news trickles in from cut-off areas, the Xinhua news agency said.

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The dried field make the farmers in Karangasem make it diffcult for them to increase their walefare.

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The sport stadium (GOR) of Yowana Mandala at Trengguli Street, Tembau, East Denpasar seemed worrying especially its grounds and main building maintenance. None of them was watered and gone dry causing the GOR itself looked filthy. What’s seen by Bali Post last Friday (7/9) the GOR was not maintained well when actually a lot of residents would use it to play badminton. A Denpasar resident, Wayan Suprapta, thinks that the management did not hold a full maintenance as the areal outside the building which can be used for jogging made people don’t want to jog there. “If the area is clean then I’m sure many would exercise here,” Suprapta stated. The GOR should not be like this moreover it is frequently rented. The rent should’ve been able to maintain it. Besides the drying plants, piles of rubbish especially on the west side also caused the filthy scenery. Head of Denpasar Government Public Relation, I.B. Rahoela, accompanied by Head of News I Dewa Gede Rai, when confirmed stated that the GOR is not the city’s responsibility and is instead the Province’s Government which it seems to mean that its Province’s duty to maintain it. (kmb12)

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Security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, September 9, 2012. A suicide bomber killed at least five people at a police recruitment centre in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, according to local police.

The quakes cut off electricity and triggered landslides that blocked roads, hampering rescue efforts. Adding to rescuers’ difficulties was rain which forecasters said was expected for the next three days. “I was extremely scared when it started to shake. After it shook the first, second and third times, it was moving and I was extremely scared,” said 56-year-old Zhou Weiping, a resident of the township of Guohui in Yiliang county, near the epicenter. “We panicked and quickly ran out,” she said. State television showed crumbled walls and roads strewn with rubble and rocks. The broadcaster put the death toll at 89 earlier in the day, but later revised it to “at least 80”, in line with the official Xinhua news agency’s tally. More than 800 people were injured, Xinhua said. More than 200,000 people in Yunnan province were relocated after the quakes leveled more than 6,600 houses and damaged many more thousands of buildings. Up to 740,000 people were affected in Yunnan’s six worst-hit counties, officials said. In neighboring Guizhou province, more than 11,700 houses were damaged and the lives of nearly

28,000 people were disrupted, the state news agency and officials said. Buildings in China’s less developed regions are often built with little regard for construction standards, making them susceptible to earthquakes. Premier Wen Jiabao held an emergency meeting on his plane as he flew to the disaster zone late on Friday. He reached Yiliang, in Yunnan province, near the epicenter, just after midnight and spent the night visiting quake survivors in villages and hospitals, Xinhua said. State broadcaster CCTV showed Wen talking to victims in a tent settlement set up for the displaced. He called for “rapid, all-out efforts to search for survivors and save lives,” according to Xinhua “We have to keep safety as a top concern and guard against epidemics,” Wen was quoted as saying. Rescuers in Yunnan said they had reached most of the worst-hit areas and the province’s civil affairs department was quoted as putting direct economic losses at 3.7 billion yuan ($583 million). In 2008, some 87,600 people were killed in the southwestern province of Sichuan when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit.


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First Temple-Era Reservoir Found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have found an ancient water reservoir in Jerusalem that may have been used by pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. The IAA said the cistern could have held 66,000 gallons (250 cubic meters) of water; it likely dates back to the era of the First Temple, which, according to the Hebrew Bible, was constructed by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. and then destroyed 400 years later. Israeli archaeologists believe the reservoir served the general public in the ancient city, but say its location hints at a role in the religious life of Jerusalem. “Presumably the large water reservoir, which is situated near the Temple Mount, was used for the everyday activities of the Temple Mount itself and also by the pilgrims who went up to the Temple

and required water for bathing and drinking,” Tvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist of Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority, said in a statement. Excavation director Eli Shukron, with the IAA, said the reservoir also sheds new light on the extent of the public water system in Jerusalem hundreds of years ago. “It is now absolutely clear that the Jerusalem’s water consumption during the First Temple period was not solely based on the output of the Gihon Spring, but that it also relied on public reservoirs,” Shukron said in a statement. The Gihon Spring was the main source of water for the city. The reservoir was exposed during

excavations on a massive drainage channel dating to the Second Temple period, according to the IAA. When that channel was constructed, its builders had to remove or cut through existing rock-hewn structures along the route, such as this reservoir. Archaeologists with the IAA said they were able to estimate the age of the cistern based on signatures in its plaster treatment and its similarities with other First Temple reservoirs at sites such as Tel Be’er Sheva, Tel Arad and Tel Bet Shemesh. The group presented their findings Thursday (Sept. 6) at an annual conference on the City of David Studies of Ancient Jerusalem.

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The deadly virus raising fears at California’s Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday. So far, at least six cases have been confirmed of the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a rare but serious illness that kills one in three victims and cannot be treated. “The hantavirus is contracted by breathing a particle from mice feces and mice urine,” and is spread by the deer mouse, a rodent that lives in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, park spokeswoman Kari Cobb explained. “As long as individuals are staying in an area with good ventilation,” and keeping watch for signs of mice in the area, “they should be fine,” she told AFP. “You cannot contract the hantavirus if you’re just walking around the park,” she emphasized, adding that visitors need not wear a mask to avoid contagion. Cobbs said that while some canceled their reservations for the long holiday weekend ending with Labor Day on Monday, the gaps had been filled and overall the park was about as busy as usual. She did not give specific figures, but during an average weekend, Yosemite hosts around 7,500 tourists. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that about 10,000 visitors could have been exposed to the deadly virus while staying at the park’s scenic “Signature Tent Cabins.” But park officials estimated just 3,000 people stayed in the lodgings between June 10 and August 24, when they could have run the risk of developing the disease within the next six weeks. They have all, including the international visitors, been notified of the risk of exposure, Cobbs said. The cabins, located in the popular lodging area of Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, the park’s tourist center, were shut down last week.

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ceremony that held in Sakenan Temple on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Thousand of Balinese pray during that day which is conjunction with Kuningan celebration.

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After Serangan reclaimed, fate of fishermen gets marginalized

DENPASAR - Admittedly, the reclamation carried out by the Bali Turtle Island Development (PT BTID) in the area of Serangan Island is expected to give positive contribution to sustainable development in general. The reclamation has unavoidably some negative impacts. For instance, it causes the marginalization against hundreds of fishermen who have always relied on their life in the waters of Serangan.

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India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLVC-21 lifts off carrying one French and one Japanese satellite from a launch pad in Sriharikota, southern India, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

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India launches satellites in 100th space mission NEW DELHI, India — India’s national space organization has marked its 100th mission by launching French and Japanese satellites. The Indian Space Research Organization said Sunday’s launch of a French observation satellite and a Japanese microsatellite was a success. India has had an active space program since the 1960s and has launched scores of satellites for itself and other countries. In 2008, it successfully sent a probe to the moon that detected evidence of water on the lunar surface for the first time. The space agency plans to send a spacecraft to Mars next year.

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Yosemite National Park, California is seen during a drought in 2003. The deadly virus raising fears at California’s Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Headman of Serangan, Made Poniman, said on Saturday (Sep 8) that after the reclamation the coastal fishermen were getting harder to find fish as the area of water territory diminished. He said the reclamation had significantly reduced the water territory up to 379 hectares so that it also reduced the fishing spot for fishermen. With such condition, the coastal fishermen who wanted to go to sea should go further because the coast had no more fish. “Before the reclamation, fishermen were easy to catch fish because there were many fish within a short distance. Now, everything has changed drastically. All the fish move into the middle of the sea so that fishermen must sail far enough to get fish. Even, they should sail up to the borders of Lombok to catch fish,” he explained. By all means, such condition had an impact on the increase of operational costs to be incurred. Moreover, there was no guarantee if they could get adequate results compared to the cost spent during the famine season. “Indeed, the fishermen often

complain because their catching fish is not as easy as before, so that their income drops drastically. As a result, many fishermen shift their profession,” he said. Growing marginalization to coastal fishermen was recognized by the group head of local fishermen, Nyoman Jengki. The man who had been a fisherman since 1971 said the number of fishermen in Serangan had much reduced. Formerly, there were around 300 fishermen but they only remained 90 fishermen now. Similarly, it happened because there was no regeneration. Younger generation was reluctant to become fisherman because the profession was considered to have no promising income. Jengki also admitted that coastal fishermen were getting harder to find fish. Chiefly in famine season, the operational cost of their boat might not be covered because they were forced to go to sea but ultimately could get nothing. “In normal season, we can catch 25 kg of tuna at sea per departure and was sold for IDR 10,000 per kg. However, in famine season we live

in miseries,” he said. According to him, before the reclamation, the coastal and offshore fishermen could get fish easily. “Formerly before the reclamation, if fishermen could not go to offshore area as hindered by strong winds or high waves, they could still catch fish around the coast. But now they cannot. The die is cast and we can only accept this fate as it is,” he regretted. Amid the increasingly difficult to catch fish, the fishermen indeed got slightly good news with the development of marine tourism at Serangan. To increase their income, fishermen took side job as a tourism fisherman riding a boat to take tourists. “Fortunately, there are also tourists who rent a boat so that it can slightly increase our revenue,” he said. However, such potential had not been worked out optimally because boat fishermen lacked of adequate facilities. Jengki hoped that provincial government of Bali could give assistance to fisherman group in Serangan so that it could be rented to tourists. “We plan to

submit a proposal in order that we can receive a boat. We do hope that government can provide assistance so that it can increase the standard of our living,” he said. Reclamation did not only affect the fishermen, but also harmed the seaweed farmers as they lost out their cultivated land. Even, those who survived remained to face various obstacles such as the ubiquitous pollution caused by waste so that their seaweed could not grow.

“Formerly, I had also cultivated seaweeds. Since the land was getting narrower I decided to discontinue it. Moreover, we face many obstacles such as waste and huge waves,” said the father of three children. Just as the other residents of Serangan, Jengki also hoped that BTID could realize the development promised in Serangan so that he and his children could get a job with more feasible prosperity. (kmb29)

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Admittedly, the reclamation carried out by the Bali Turtle Island Development (PT BTID) in the area of Serangan Island is expected to give positive contribution to sustainable development in general. The reclamation has unavoidably some negative impacts.


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Celebrate Kuningan feast day through Mesuriyak Tabanan (Bali Post)—

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The Hindus in Buleleng Regency celebrated Kuningan on the cemetery

Kuningan tradition in Buleleng

Devotees present food oblation and eat together at cemetery

TRADITION of Kuningan feast day celebration in Buleleng seems different from tradition in other regions in Bali. Like Pagerwesi, on the Kuningan Day devotees also throng cemetery or graves. Aside from paying homage, they also present punjung or food oblation and eat together with family at cemetery.

As Kuningan Day on Saturday (Sep 8), cemetery of Buleleng customary village located in the heart of the town had been filled by devotees from 06:00 a.m. Devotees came flocking by driving private car as well as motorcycle. They brought food oblation that had been prepared on the day before. No priest officiated over the worship, but they performed it by themselves. Having said prayers, they did not immediately leave the grave of their family members. However, all the oblations that had been presented previously were then eaten together by members of the extended family. No wonder the atmosphere of cemetery suddenly became a tourist at-

traction filled with visitors who were doing a picnic with family members. One of local residents, Made Puja, after presenting his oblation said that he did not know exactly who first performed the worship at cemetery on Galungan, Kuningan, and Pagerwesi feast day. He just knew if the tradition was inherited from his predecessors. As the description obtained from his predecessors, it was mentioned that people whose family members had died and not been consecrated (through Ngaben cremation), the surviving family members would present food oblation directly to cemetery. It was intended to invoke safety and bliss for all

the family members left behind. In addition, they would also like to jointly celebrate the feast day with his family. Meanwhile, based on observation made in Jagat Natha Temple on Jalan Pramuka, the ambience of worship looked so crowded. Devotees saying prayers to the temple located in the heart of the town were dominated by downtowners, while some others were diasporas who had not time to return home. The worship was done in turn because the temple capacity was unable to accommodate them at once. Other than in the inner courtyard, many devotees also organized the worship in front of the temple. (kmb/ole)

Celebration of Kuningan feast day at Bongan Puseh customary village, Bongan village, Tabanan, Saturday (Sep 8), was slightly different. Local customary villagers held mesuriyak or cheering ritual while broadcasting money after holding worship together. Such tradition was believed to become an escort for the ancestors returning to heaven. Of the 11 hamlets existing at Bongan village, the most festive celebration was made by Bongan Gede. Such ritual legacy was commenced with prayers in family shrine. Then, it was resumed with the presentation of oblation before the entrance gates of respective homes. Around 10:00 a.m., the cheering ritual was begun. After delivering the oblation, all the family members threw their money up. Money in various rupiah denominations became the seizure of local residents. They were ranging from IDR 1,000 to IDR 100,000. Once the money was thrown up, the residents immediately scrambled them. Even, not infrequently they thrust one another. The tradition of throwing money was made in turns. It was intended that all residents could seize the denominations equally. Mesuriyak or cheering ritual was begun from the house row located at the end of the hamlet and then ended at the house near the hamlet’s border. Averagely the people seizing the money were the youth whose number reached more

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than 100 people. Chief of Bongan Gede customary village, Made Wardana, explained that mesuriyak ritual represented the culmination of Galungan and Kuningan pinnacle at the village. The tradition of throwing money was said to escort the ancestors after coming down to earth from heaven to join a 10-day Galungan celebration. “We have a belief that our ancestors will leave on Tumpek Kuningan. Therefore, we escort them while cheering and throwing money. This tradition is known as mesuriyak,” he said. Such mesuriyak ritual was, said Wardana, the only one of its kind in Bali. Tradition of throwing money signified prosperity. The money symbolized the expression of gratitude to God while the amount of money thrown depended on the ability of each family. Even, rich people might throw tens of millions of rupiahs. The tradition of escorting the ancestors was also known as ngulihang or escorting. “Obviously, our ancestors will be happy to see us cheering and having a lot of money,” he said. Wardana added his party did not know exactly when the mesuriyak tradition was first held. Since it was a heritage, people never dared to leave the tradition. On that account, every Kuningan the residents ended the Kuningan celebration by mesuriyak activity. (kmb30)

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The Mesuryak tradition held in Tabanan Regency

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Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct 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 Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan 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 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan 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

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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South Korean film ‘Pieta’ wins Venice top prize

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South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s drama “Pieta,” the brutal story of a debt collector who cripples those who can’t pay until he meets a woman who claims to be his mother, won the Golden Lion for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday. In a departure from the usual acceptance speeches, Kim thanked the jury and festival audience with a short song in Korean, leaving the theater in rapt silence. The Silver Lion for best director went to Paul Thomas Anderson for “The Master,” a film inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The movie’s stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, shared the prize for best actor. In the film, Hoffman plays a charismatic sect leader who both befriends and enthralls a World War II veteran, played by Phoenix, who is drowning in homemade swill and unable to find a job or a life purpose. Hoffman accepted both awards on behalf of both Anderson and Phoenix, who had continued from Venice on to Toronto to promote the film. Hoffman apologized for being ruffled, saying he

had just landed at the airport and had changed into his suit in a restroom. “So don’t judge,” he jested. Hoffman praised Phoenix as a “life force” and called Anderson “one of my closest friends.” “Friend first, collaborator second. And he happens to be one of the great filmmakers in the world. How lucky am I?” said Hoffman, who has appeared in five of Anderson’s films. The best actress award went to Israeli actress Hadas Yaron for her role in Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void.” The movie, set in Tel Aviv’s Hasidic community, tells the story of 18-year-old Shira, played by Yaron, who faces the choice of whether or not to marry the widower

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A suspected militant was critically injured when a bomb apparently being prepared for terrorist attacks exploded at a house near Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday. At least three other people living nearby were injured, and witnesses said 1 of 2 suspects who fled also appeared to have suffered an injury.

of her beloved sister after her death in childbirth.“Paradise: Faith,” by Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, took the special jury prize. The film, the second part in Seidl’s trilogy about three women from the same family on different quests, stars Maria Hofstaetter as a single woman who dedicates her vacation to missionary work. Director KIM ki-duk poses with the Golden Lion he won for his movie ‘Pieta’ at the awards photo call during the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

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Johnny Depp shares ‘ink’ with Damien Echols

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TORONTO — The man Johnny Depp helped release from Arkansas’ death row has become like a brother to him, right down to getting matching tattoos. “We have some,” Depp said Saturday as he touched a tattoo on the right side of his chest. “This one Damien designed. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and it means quite a lot to me,” Depp told The Associated Press before the premiere of the documentary, “West of Memphis,” about Damien Echols and his two co-defendants. Echols said whenever he and Depp get together, they often end up in a tattoo parlor.

Depp said it’s about “celebrating the moment.” Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin spent 18 years in prison for the 1993 murders of three 8-year old boys in West Memphis. All three were released after agreeing to an Alford plea that allowed them to maintain their innocence while pleading guilty. The three were the subjects of the “Paradise Lost” documentaries, which captured Depp’s interest in the case. “You saw those initial documentaries, you make a choice: Am I going to watch the thing and go ‘Wow, that’s really horrible,’ and go out and get a milkshake,” Depp said. Depp, along with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines of the

Dixie Chicks, musician Henry Rollins, and filmmaker Peter Jackson, who produced “West of Memphis,” helped pay the legal fees to free the three men. The 37-year old Echols always wears sunglasses, a product of not seeing much daylight after spending so many years in a prison cell. Echols said Depp’s support wasn’t limited to Echols’ time in prison. “He’s been with us every single step of the way. Since we’ve gotten out, he’s become like a brother to me. And that’s one of the things we always do just as part of that bond is whenever you get tattoos like that, it’s something you carry with you through the rest of your life and it’s really meaningful.”

Bomb explosion near Jakarta injures 5

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JAKARTA - A suspected militant was critically injured when a bomb apparently being prepared for terrorist attacks exploded at a house near Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday. At least three other people living nearby were injured, and witnesses said 1 of 2 suspects who fled also appeared to have suffered an injury. A n elite anti-terror squad w a s searching for the two men who reportedly escaped after the strong blast went off late Saturday in Depok, a town on

the outskirts of Jakarta, said National Police spokesman Maj. Gen. Anang Iskandar. The incident came just days after police raided another home in Jakarta where bombmaking materials were found in connection with a terrorist group that allegedly plotted to kill police and bomb the country’s parliament building.

Iskandar said police at the latest site found a badly injured man whose left hand had been cut off. Bombmaking devices were found scattered around him. “We suspect he was making bombs when 1 of them detonated prematurely,” Capt. Agus Widodo, a local police chief in Depok, told reporters at the scene. “His condition is critical.

We cannot talk to him.” He said the man also suffered burns covering up to 70% of his face and body. Police questioned five people living near the rented house - listed as an orphanage foundation office and herbal clinic, but never opened to the public - including two injured men and a woman with slight wounds to her head. They told investigators that they saw two men flee on a motorbike just after the blast, and that 1 of them managed to jump a fence even though he appeared wounded, Widodo said. “It was actually a militant

safe house from evidence found there,” Widodo said, adding that a group was apparently preparing bombs for terrorist attacks. Police seized a big haul of bomb-making materials, including six pipe bombs, three grenades, two machine guns and a Berreta pistol, Iskandar said in a text message. A bomb squad team was investigating the explosives that were packed with nails to maximize impact. The incident came amid a security crackdown in recent days in which two militants were killed and three others arrested. Just four days

earlier, police found bombmaking materials at another home in Jakarta, where suspected bomb maker Muhammad Toriq lived, but managed to escape when police raided his house. Iskandar said there was a resemblance between Toriq and the man in critical condition. He said police would conduct a DNA test after gathering a sample from Toriq’s mother to determine if the identities match, adding that explosives found in Depok were similar to the homemade bombs discovered at Toriq’s home. Continued on page 6

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