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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

North America box office

‘Riddick’ steals top slot

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Warrior anti-hero “Riddick” slammed into first place at the North American box office, estimates indicated Sunday, stealing the top spot held by “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” for three weeks running. “Riddick,” the latest in the action franchise starring Vin Diesel, took in $18.7 million in its opening weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. That was well ahead of “Lee Daniels’The Butler,” which took in $8.9 million in its fourth week in theaters. That Oscar-tipped drama, about the civil rights era as seen through the eyes of a black White House servant played by Forest Whitaker, has earned nearly $92 million since its release. In third position, up three spots from a week ago, was comedy-drama “Instructions Not Included,” Eugenio Derbez’s movie about a Mexican playboy who is suddenly presented with the child from a previous liaison and forced to become a father. The movie took in $8.1 million.

escaped convict taken in by a reclusive single mother, portrayed by Winslet. “Josh got into his character and, I can say, is an excellent cook of pies,” Winslet told a news conference. “I don’t know about his ability to make chili or anything else, but he certainly is an excellent pie baker.” Reitman concurred, and according to Brolin, the crew on the set were also very pleased with his flaky crusts. But the actor may have taken preparing for the scene a tad too far, according to Winslet. “He got a little bit obsessive with

making pies,” she said. “He would get up at four in the morning and he would come to work with a box and say, ‘I’ve baked you a pie.’” Brolin would also email pictures of his pies to friends and others. Brolin confessed that it all started out of “abject fear” of not being able to do the pie scene with Winslet, described in the script as “the greatest pie making scene in cinema history.” He said he burned the top of the pie on his first attempt while the bottom was uncooked. The reason? He had accidentally turned the oven to broil.

Bruno Mars sing at halftime of Super Bowl

Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. The National Football League made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games on Sunday, with Mars joined by FOX co-host Terry Bradshaw and analyst Michael Strahan in Times Square. The league’s championship game will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Mars is one of pop music’s top acts, with several No. 1 hits including his most recent, “When I Was Your Man.” The 27-year-old singer-songwriter-producer was honored for best male video and choreography for “Treasure” at the MTV Video Music Awards last month. Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States in past years.

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Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial

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Miss World Pageant contestants perform on stage during the opening of the Miss World Pageant ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

Actor Vin Diesel, right, and actress Katee Sackhoff arrive on the red carpet at the world premiere of the feature film “Riddick” at the Regency Village Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Josh Brolin makes a great pie, says Kate Winslet Josh Brolin, known for villainous roles, makes a great pie both on and off screen, Kate Winslet, co-star of his latest film, said Saturday, softening his tough guy image. The American actor -- who has played loathsome characters in such films as “Milk,” “American Gangster,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and the Coen brothers’ Academy Awardwinning “No Country for Old Men” -perfected his baking skills for a scene in director Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day.” The film, based on a Joyce Maynard novel, premiered this week at the Toronto film festival. In it, Brolin plays an

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Top 10 Box Office

1. Riddick 2. The Butler 3. Instructions Not Included 4. We’re the Millers 5. Planes 6. One Direction: This is Us 7. Elysium 8. Blue Jasmine 9. Percy Jakson: Sea of Monsters 10. The World’s End

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Miss World starts in Bali amid Muslim hardline protests

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NUSA DUA - Miss World began in Indonesia Sunday amid tight security after days of Muslim hardline protests that forced authorities to order the whole beauty pageant be held on the Hindu-majority island of Bali.

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As contestants took part in a glittering opening ceremony on the resort island, around 100 police, including some armed with rifles, patrolled around the building where the contest was being held. The ceremony saw contestants perform a traditional dance using fans, as well as a Balinese “Kecak”

dance, in which participants sit in a circle and chant while throwing their hands in the air. Nana Putra, an official from MNC media group, the local organiser which is also broadcasting Miss World, said organisers hoped the event would “lift Indonesia’s image to the world”.

But the 63rd edition of the pageant has been overshadowed by a snowballing protest movement, and hundreds of police were deployed across Bali as the event got under way. “So far there is no indication of a security threat,” Bali police spokesman Hariadi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said. “However we are still increasing our alertness and security -- all entrances to Bali are guarded by our personnel.” Thousands of Islamic hardliners have taken to the streets across

the country during the past week, denouncing the show as “smut and pornography” and burning effigies of the organisers. But the anger has not been limited to radicals, with criticism also coming from the country’s most prominent Muslim clerical body, rights groups, and a government minister. Organisers pledged months ago there would be no bikini round during this year’s pageant in a bid to avoid causing offence. However, this was not enough to stop street protests, and on Sat-

urday the government bowed to the mounting pressure by deciding to move the final, on September 28, and several other events to Bali. While organisers always planned to hold the opening of the show on Bali, the final and other events had originally been scheduled to take place in and around the capital Jakarta. However, radicals threatened to stage huge rallies in the area, where there is considerable hardline influence, to stop the events from going ahead. Continued on page 6


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bali News Spouse of APEC delegates confused to search for toilet Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - As being unsatisfied with once visit, the spouse of APEC delegates made another visit to Klungkung on Sunday (Sep 8). After visiting the endek and songket production center at Gelgel village, a total of 25 spouses of the delegates went to the Semarapura Art Market around 10:00 p.m. When coming into the market and saw a row of songket and endek fabric, some of them were confused to search for toilet because some toilets in the market seemed vile and ran out of water. However, after looking around the market, some of the delegate’s spouse seemed confused. They were frantically looking for toilet to urinate and wash hands. Understandably, the toilet in the market had been neglected for long time. Fortunately, there was still a toilet outside the market, precisely near the parking lot whose water still ran. Thus, some of the delegate’s spouse looked to buzz about to the only one toilet. Such incident affirmed the condition of one of the largest markets in the Eastern Bali that so far had not got serious attention from the local government due to a classical problem, namely the lack of budget. Fortunately, the spouse of the delegates did not go upstairs to second floor or above because their condition was more alarming. The Head of Community Development, Women, Family Planning and Rural Government, Putu Widiada, explained those coming on Sunday did get the opportunity to come during the visit last Saturday. He

also confirmed there were bargains among the delegate’s spouse and the traders. He witnessed how the delegate’s spouse was frantically searching for toilet. Related to condition of the toilet, the Division Head of Trade at the Klungkung SMEs and Cooperative Agency, Made Catur Adnyana, said the toilet sanitation was handled by an outsourcing company and then the contractor handling it was in transition period. Meanwhile, he admitted not to know about the arrival of the delegate’s spouse to the Semarapura Art Market. Widiada added the APEC held in Nusa Dua, Bali, had quite good impact on Klungkung County. He hoped such condition could continue so that the impact of such huge activity would not only occur in Denpasar and Badung, but also in Klungkung and Karangasem. Meanwhile outside the market, the arrival of the APEC delegate’s spouse got tight safeguarding by involving a platoon of police, military and public order officer. (kmb31)

Losses hundreds of millions

Crash when catching fish, a fishing boat sinks Bali Post

NEGARA - Two fishing boats with the weight of 30 GT from Jembrana crashed while catching fish in the waters of Jimbaran, Saturday night (Sep 7). The Samudra Jaya fishing boat sank with its engine and gear after a leak in the hull due to crash with another fishing boat, the Mandala. No fatalities were reported in the crash. Nine of the 43 crews of the fishing boat falling into the sea were rescued into the companion of Samudra Jaya boat. A number of witnesses met on Sunday (Sep 8) told if the crash happened around 00:00 p.m. when the

Samudra Jaya boat was casting nets. The boat operated by Rahman, 40, from Pengambengan village, Negara, was suddenly crashed by Mandala fishing boat owned by Mas Ibrahim, 49, from Cupel village. Position of the Mandala boat carrying about 40 crews was very close to the Samudra Jaya. Although being close, the Mandala boat also spread nets and moved toward the Samudra Jaya boat so that it resulted in a crash. As consequence, the hull of Samudra Jaya leaked and eventually sank. Captain of the Samudra Jaya boat, Asari Rahman, admitted to be disappointed because after crashing

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Again, make a visit to Klungkung

Seen from the outside, the market looked ready to welcome the arrival of guests from various countries. A banner was seen to have been installed over the entrance of the market. The road previously had some potholes was then suddenly transformed into smooth one with a little asphalt and sand. The market looked different from usual days, where the environment was clean and tidy. The delegate’s spouse seemed to enjoy the visit to the Art Market. When looking at various types of endek and songket, they slightly got new things on the Island of the Gods. Even, one of them was almost left out of the group when the entourage was about to go back to Badung. Transactions between them and the traders occasionally occurred where some of them bought up some kinds of endek and songket fabrics. “Apparently those tourists were good at bargaining. Thus, the traders did not gain a lot of profits,” said one of the traders, Winata.

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and knowing the nine crews sank, the Mandala boat even left the location. He who was on another (companion) boat had disposed two tons of fish catch and tossed ropes and drums for buoy to rescue the falling crews. According to him, the Mandala boat did not suffer significant damage and could arrive at Jembrana. Due to the accident, the owner of the Samudra Jaya boat suffered losses up to IDR 300 million. The owner of the crashing and submerged fishing boat planned to resolve the case amicably. However, the owner of Samudra Jaya planned to report the case to police. (kmb26)

Many calves die in dry season, cattle raisers restless Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Residents at barren villages in Karangasem complained about the difficulty to get fodder and water in dry season. When entering the dry season, even many calves did at Datah village, Karangasem. It was mentioned by cattle raisers at Datah, Sunday (Sep 8). As early symptoms, manure of the calves was liquid. According to a cattle raiser, Luh Manis, from Bingin Atas, Datah, the calves were then getting diarrhea. After being treated by veterinarian, the diarrhea could be recovered, but it even got constipation. Two or three days later, the calf died. The cattle raisers whose calves died were Ketut Sudiana, Gede Kolok as well as Luh Manis. Besides, her neighbors also experienced the same fate. When the calf of Ketut Sudiana got diarrhea, he called off a veterinarian. He expected the pretty calf could be recovered. Then, the veterinarian gave a drug by injection. It was injected for three times and the veterinarian boasted if with the thrice injection it could not get recovered, never called off him. It was truly correct, the calf ultimately died. Since the calf died, each cattle raiser suffered losses of more than IDR 2 million. Later on, a number of calves died after injected by the veterinarian, so that the cattle raisers no longer called off veterinarian. They worried because after paying much for the veterinarian, their calves even died. Some people proved that their diarrheal calf could get recovered after treated with herbal medicine. Poor people of Datah village and surrounding areas were very dear to their cattle. Cattle posed their primary source of income and even served as a family saving. When being in need of money, the cattle could be used as guarantee for poor farmers to earn the trust for borrowing money from their neighbor. It would be made if the cattle had not been sold or the price was not yet profitable. When they urgently needed money and the cattle could be sold, then it would be immediately sold. Rural residents in Abang subdistrict of Karangasem, for instance, did not sell their cattle to cattle market at Bebandem or Rubaya, Kubu subdistrict. But, cattle raisers sold theirs through middleman coming to their home to purchase cattle or called it to come to the home of the cattle seller urgently in need of cash. When cattle price dropped, the cattle middlemen rarely wanted to come because they were reluctant to buy cattle. If they came to bargain the cattle, the price set would be low and often made the cattle raiser disappointed. As the observation, since the raisers very much loved their cattle, so when their cattle were sick they would call a veterinarian. Even, when the people or cattle raisers themselves got sick but was not so serious such as getting cough and fever, they did not even go to a doctor let alone to a health center. When getting fever or diarrhea, they would stay at home and took herbal medicine or hoped to get recovered naturally. (013)

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

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

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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Hybrids, small SUVs, sense of relief at Frankfurt Associated Press

A Toyota

F R A N K F U RT — T h e world’s automakers are showing off their shiniest, most advanced vehicles at the Frankfurt Auto Show, which opens this week. Among the 70 world premieres are a notable number of new cars powered either by batteries or hybrid gas-electric systems. There are also outlandish concept cars that flaunt technology and design but aren’t intended for sale.

Auris Hybrid model is on display during preparations for t the International Motor

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Miss World 2013

contestants performed Indonesian dance, wear traditional costumes Antara

NUSA DUA - A total of 16 contestants performed a fan dance at the opening of the Miss World 2013 pageant beauty contest, giving an emphasis on the Indonesian culture. The contestants appeared agile and flexible in bringing the Indonesian dance, though they only had a brief exercise before they appeared on the stage, under the direction of choreographer Eko Surpiyanto. Camille Munro, a contestant from Canada, who was interviewed by the

MC, Daniel Manata, claimed that she was now able to learn Indonesian

dances even if she had only been several days in Indonesia.

“I am very pleased with this. The others are also delighted. This is a combination of Sumatran, Balinese, Javanese and Maluku culture,” she said. Meanwhile, all contestants of the Miss World 2013 beauty pageant wore traditional costumes from the country’s 33 provinces at the end of the

opening of the event on Sunday. One by one they presented themselves at the stage at Bali International Convention Center at Hotel Westin, drawing an applause from attendees. Although they did not wear footwear but their beauty and talent were clearly seen in their traditional costumes themed “Nusantara Parade.”

Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday Sept. 8, AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler

Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web — even to those who don’t use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant’s ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. It’s also an acknowledgement that the music service hasn’t done much to drive sales of the Windows 8 operating system.

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It’s all spread over 230,000 square meters — about 32 soccer fields — at the sprawling Frankfurt Messe exhibition center. The show, held every other year, attracted 928,000 visitors back in 2011.

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The move represents another step toward Microsoft’s goal of becoming a company that sells devices and services, rather than primarily software, said Michael Turits, an analyst with financial advisory firm Raymond James. It comes on the heels of Microsoft announcing it would buy the mobile phone handset manufacturing business of Nokia Corp. for $7.2 billion and that CEO Steve Ballmer would step down within 12 months. “They’ve said they’re going to be a devices and services company. We know they want to be a device company since they’re buying the Nokia phone division,” he said. “This kind of

AP Photo/Microsoft Corp., file

This file image provided by Microsoft Corp. shows a screen image of their new service called, Xbox Music.

thing gives more credibility to the idea they’ll be more of a services company as well.” Most buyers of the new Windows 8 operating system discovered Xbox Music because it’s the default player for music files that people have imported from elsewhere, according to Xbox Music general manager Jerry Johnson. Opening it up to the broader public would give more people a chance to see the benefits of having multiple devices linked to Microsoft’s platform. Its music service, for example, will save favorites and playlists across PCs, Windows Phones and Xbox game consoles. Xbox Music allows people to choose from 30 million tracks and stream them for free with ads. The service sells downloadable tracks that have been kept off streaming services by artists or labels. A radio service on Xbox Music also generates song playlists automatically along genres or similar artists. The thinking is if new consumers enjoy the free experience online, some might upgrade to pay $10 a month for the Xbox Music Pass, which allows playback on mobile phones and Microsoft’s game console, Xbox 360, and its upcoming version, Xbox One. Microsoft is also launching apps for iPhones and Android devices that will allow paying subscribers to access Xbox Music. Previously, you had to have a device running the Windows Phone 8 operating system to access the plan on the go.

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PlayStation 4 to be available in Japan on February Associated Press

TOKYO — Sony’s next-generation video game machine PlayStation 4 won’t go on sale in Japan until next year, meaning that it won’t be on time for the key year-end holiday or New Year’s shopping season. Hiroshi Kawano, Sony Corp.’s chief of the game business in Japan and Asia, said Monday at a Tokyo event that the PlayStation 4 will go on sale Feb. 22, 2014, in Japan. The console is going on sale Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada, and Nov. 29 in Europe. Kawano said the late date was to be fully prepared with game software at its launch, and orders will be taken starting next month. But the product will miss the critical Christmas and New Year’s period when Japanese children can count on gifts. “We plan to have powerful titles at the launch date,” he told a hall packed with guests and reporters. “We are asking for some time before we can offer it but please look forward to it.” Sony will instead sell in Japan, before other nations, the 9,480 yen ($90) PSVita TV, a small device that attaches to a TV set to enjoy music, TV shows, movies and karaoke. The PS 4 will cost 39,980 yen ($400) in Japan. It will cost $399 in the U.S. Nintendo Co., which makes the Pokemon and Super Mario games, started selling the Wii U console last November. But Wii U sales have suffered, selling just 3.61 million of the machines through the end of June. Nintendo is still targeting sales of 9 million Wii U units over the fiscal year through March 2014. Microsoft Corp. is planning the Xbox One, debuting Nov. 22. Hopes have been high in the game industry that the arrival of the three consoles will revitalize the sector, which has lagged from competition from smartphones and other mobile devices, wooing users with their own games, as well as social networking and other pastimes.

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Drought at Pacung village

Grass dies, cattle raisers forced to buy dried straw

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Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial Associated Press

SINGARAJA - Every dry season at Pacung village, Tejakula subdistrict, inevitably leads to drought. Since the reservoir dries, residents have to find springs to lowlands located about two kilometers from the settlement. Besides, their cattle are forced to eat dried grass and hay that must be purchased by cattle raisers.

LONDON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday renewed U.S. allegations that Syria’s President Bashar Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against his own people and said that Assad could resolve the crisis by turning over “every single bit” of his weapons arsenal to the international community within a week.

A number of cattle raisers at Pacung village said the drought had occurred at the village since entering June. Water sources such as reservoir amidst the garden had dried and the grass had been almost entirely died. For fodder, the cattle raisers were forced to feed their cattle with hay or dried grass. To get the hay, cattle raisers had to purchase it at IDR 10,000 per bundle at another village. “A bundle of hay can be used as supplies for five days,” said one of the cattle raisers. A cattle raiser, Nyoman Sugata, said that cattle raisers usually purchased hay and dried grass to neighboring villages such as Sembiran village located 10 kilometers from the village. For once purchase, they usually purchased up to five bundles used as stock for one month. “Once departure, we purchased about five bundlers,” he said. Can the cattle eat dried grass and hay? The breeder said that cattle fed with hay could not eat edaciously compared to when eating fresh fodder. However, they had a trick to make their cattle eat edaciously, namely by sprinkling salt or sea water onto the grass or hay so that IBP/Adnyana Ole it would be more delicious and the cattle could eat with Every dry season at Pacung village, Tejakula subdistrict, inevitably leads to drought. Since the reservoir dries, residents have to find springs to lowlands located about two kilometers from the settlement. more gusto. (kmb15)

Subak dries, water of Benel Dam diminishes Bali Post

NEGARA - Entering the dry period, a number of subak areas in Jembrana start to face shortage of irrigation water. Even, within the past two weeks the water level in the Benel Dam at Manistutu, Melaya subdistrict, has begun to shrink. The dam irrigating thousands of hectares of paddy fields in the Melaya and Negara subdistrict seems to recede to a few meters. Ketut Nastra, a resident living around the Benel Dam met on Sunday (Sep 8) said the receding water had been happening over a week. Aside from entering the dry period, the floodgate was also opened to meet the water needs of subak. Despite shrinking to a few meters, the water in the dam remained available. However, the water decrease was more compared to previous years. Benel Dam irrigated five subak areas spreading across 1,047 hectares. Other than rainwater, the dam also held the water from springs as well as the Tukadaya River and Pegubug IBP/Olo River. The water scale indicated if the Entering the dry period, a number of subak areas in Jembrana start to face shortage of irrigation water decreased a few meters from the water. normal condition.

Another resident, Ni Komang Sumarni, said that such condition occurred after the floodgate was opened. Condition of the subak began requiring water due to dry period. “Since it has not been raining for long times, the water surface begins to lower. Many visitors coming here ask about it,” she said. Meanwhile, a number of subak areas had entered into the period of planting. Most of the rice fields in the five subak areas relying on the dam were forced to wait for rainwater. Based on observation last Sunday, some subak areas looked dry. A few farmers no longer planted rice, but others started to do. They hoped it could rain immediately. The Division Head of the Irrigation at the Jembrana Public Works, I Wayan Darwin, when asked for his confirmation justified that floodgate of two dams namely the Palasari and Benel had been opened to meet the need of irrigation water. At the moment, several subak areas started to dry and needed water. “Indeed, the dam will not completely dry. The water level decreases because the floodgate is opened,” he explained. (kmb26)

Appearing at a news conference with William Hague, his British counterpart, Kerry quickly added that Assad “isn’t about to do that.” Kerry was asked about comments that Assad made to CBS anchorman Charlie Rose in which the beleaguered Syrian leader argued there was no conclusive evidence about who is to blame for the chemical weapons attack. Asked pointblank about that, Kerry said, “I just gave you real evidence.” “Evidence that as a former prosecutor in the United States I could take into a courtroom and get admitted,” the secretary added. Kerry said he had personally tried people who had been sent to prison for life for less than what Assad is accused of doing. “So the evidence is powerful and the question for all of us is what are we going to do about it,” Kerry said. “Turn our backs? Have a moment of silence?” “We know that his regime gave orders to prepare for a chemical attack.

We know they deployed forces.” Kerry added that Washington “knows where the rockets came from and where they landed ... and it was no accident that they all came from regime -controlled territory and all landed” in opposition-held territory. He added that the United States knows “where the rockets came from and where they landed ... and it was no accident that they all came from regime -controlled territory and all landed” in opposition-held territory. Meanwhile, Russian and Syrian foreign ministers said Monday they planned to push for the return of United Nations inspectors to Syria to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons. Lavrov said after Monday’s talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid alMoallem that Moscow will continue to promote a peaceful settlement and may try to convene a gathering of all Syrian opposition figures who are interested in peaceful settlement. He AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia said a U.S. attack on Syria would deal A protesters holds up a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad near placards reading “U.S. killer, get out the middle east” during a demonstration in Hatay, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. a fatal blow to peace efforts.

France hit by another Berlusconi appeals case to European rights court jewellery heist Agence France-Presse

PARIS - Four men rammed their car into an upmarket jewellery store in central Paris on Monday, smashing the shopwindow and making off with a two-million-euro ($2.6-million) booty, a police source said. The heist near the upscale Place Vendome is the latest to hit France after a spate of highprofile robberies in the southern resort of Cannes. The police source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the men drove a large four-by-four car into the store in the early hours of the morning and grabbed jewellery and luxury watches worth an estimated two million euros. They then set fire to the vehicle

and escaped in another car. Forensic policemen are currently going through the site of the robbery at the Casty store on Rue de Castiglione in the central first district of Paris, which is home to numerous jewellery shops. At the end of July, an armed man carried out a brazen robbery in broad daylight at a diamond exhibition at the Carlton hotel in Cannes, making off with jewellery worth 103 million euros in one of the world’s biggest ever heists. Paris has also been the scene of high-profile robberies. In December 2008, three men emptied almost all of the stock of gems from the Harry Winston jewellery store. In 2009, police said they had recovered 80 percent of the haul.

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ROME — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is turning to Europe’s human rights court in a bid to avoid a ban on public office and other punishments for his tax fraud conviction, the media mogul’s aides said Sunday. The politician and media magnate was found guilty of artificially inflating the amounts paid for film rights by his Mediaset empire to reduce the company’s tax liabilities. Berlusconi claims he is an innocent victim of magistrates who sympathize with the left, but the verdict was upheld by Italy’s top criminal court last month. His top aide, Angelino Alfano, said the petition to the Strasbourg, France-based tribunal “shows that the Berlusconi case isn’t closed.” Alfano didn’t say when or on

what grounds the petition to the European rights court was filed. But, “we are really confident, that at the European level, we can reach a finding of innocence that so far in Italy hasn’t been possible,” he said. Italy’s Court of Cassation confirmed a four-year prison term — though Berlusconi is unlikely to actually serve it — and also ordered a Milan appeals court to determine the length of a ban on serving in public office from one to three years. A Senate panel Monday starts formally discussing if Berlusconi must surrender his Senate seat. That deliberation isn’t based on the ban ordered by the Cassation Court, but a 2012 law says those sentenced to more than two years in prison are ineligible to hold public office for six years. The president of the Senate panel

insisted its work would go forward without waiting for a decision from Strasbourg. Berlusconi’s lawyers have contended that because the tax fraud occurred many years before the law was made, the media mogul shouldn’t be kicked out of Parliament. The human rights courts rejects most petitions, but if it does take up Berlusconi’s recourse and rule in his favor, Italy would be expected to abide by the ruling, since its decisions are binding on the 47 countries, including Italy, in the Council of Europe. If a country ignores the ruling, in theory, it could be ejected from the council. But that has never happened, and in practice, the court’s power is essentially a way to shame countries into doing what it rules is the right thing.


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Miss World unbeneficial for Bali citizens

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DENPASAR - The international relations expert in Bali Idin Sasika said Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest held in Bali is unbeneficial for citizens in the Island.

New PM raises hopes for economy as mining fades

“Despite government and Miss World 2013 organizer emphasized that the event would be beneficial for tourism promotion, the event is only prioritize for grown businessmen and political elites,” said Sasika who get Master Degree from Department of Political Science of Delhi University here, Monday. Sasika said the contest only highlighted on body beauty and focusing on women as contest object. “The event spectators only enjoy the beauty of female body that used elegant fashion style,” he said. According to him, the organizer only focused on the beauty of female body without showing educational activities for the contestants. He said the contest also does not give real benefit for citizens of Bali as the event seems to be beneficial only for political elite. “The citizens should criticize the government and organizers if the event is less promoting the tourism and only accentuate woman body as an object,” Sasika said. According to him, the contest only benefits the businessmen and political elites as the name of Indonesia will be increasingly recognized as liberal country in international community.

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SYDNEY - Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s declaration that Australia is “open for business” and promises of tax cuts and reforms have raised hopes he will re-energise the economy as it makes a painful transition from a mining boom. Australia’s commodities-powered economy is seen as a global success, and its resilient growth, low unemployment and surging resources sector have shielded it from recession for more than 20 years, even during the global financial crisis. But as the decade-long mining boom unwinds, the economy is slowing down as it undergoes a difficult shift to other drivers of growth. Abbott, whose conservative coalition ended six years of Labor rule, has vowed to cut back on regulation, abolish a tax on carbon and another on mining profits, and cut the company tax rate -- all while reducing government spending. And while the biggest companies will fund a new levy to pay for a parental leave scheme and there will be less money for foreign aid, there will be greater spending on infrastructure under Abbott’s pledge to build the “roads of the 21st century”. “Taken together and assuming the policies are implemented, this should lead to smaller government, less regulation and over time improved productivity and growth in the economy,” said chief economist at AMP Capital, Shane Oliver. Australia has enjoyed a growing economy despite global turbulence, with GDP at 2.6 percent on year and unemployment at 5.7 percent, but revenues from the unprecedented mining boom are dropping and a bumpy transition is under way. The business sector, which had argued that taxes on carbon emissions and mining profits had hurt competitiveness and cost jobs, has welcomed the end of Labor’s minority government with the clear win for Abbott. The Business Council of Australia said voters had given Abbott a clear mandate, after the tumultuous era under Labor which ruled with the help of a Greens MP and several independents. Chief executives also welcomed the end of minority rule which had been blamed for uncertainty, which some felt had made households cautious and curtailed discretionary spending. “Without a doubt, a restoration of consumer confidence is the key issue for Woolworths,” said the supermarket giant’s Grant O’Brien. “We have a robust business that has continued to invest and create jobs over the last few years but our plans to deliver future sustainable growth are underpinned by a return to certainty,” he told the Australian Financial Review. The resources sector, which will be relieved of the mining tax, was also receptive to the election result, which included a swing away from the Greens vote. The three major credit agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch all Monday reaffirmed Australia’s AAA sovereign rating, saying they expected little change to the fiscal framework from a conservative government.

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A giant metallic sculpture depicting two colliding aircraft carriers is displayed near shoppers at a mall in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. China became one of the world’s top three investors for the first time last year as its foreign investment soared to a new record, the government said Monday.

China among world’s top three investors in 2012 Agence France-Presse

BEIJING - China became one of the world’s top three investors for the first time last year as its foreign investment soared to a new record, the government said Monday. The Asian giant’s overseas direct investment rose 17.6 percent last year from 2011 to $87.8 billion, according to a statement jointly released by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Globally, overseas direct investment fell 17 percent, with China’s comparative rise making it one of the world’s top three investors, the statement said without specifying which were the other two. Last year’s increase represented an acceleration from 8.5 percent in 2011, when the global economic recovery was weak in the face of continuing financial turmoil in Europe and the United States. Beijing has been encouraging Chinese companies to “go international” as the country’s economy steams ahead, with its appetite expanding for both resources

and global market share. In May 2012 China Three Gorges, operator of the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam, closed a deal to buy a 21.35 percent stake in power generator Energias de Portugal for 2.7 billion euros ($3.56 billion). In November, sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) acquired a 10 percent stake in Britain’s Heathrow Airport for 450 million pounds ($704 million). CIC was set up in 2007 with $200 billion to make better use of China’s colossal foreign exchange reserves that now amount to nearly $3.5 trillion, and its total assets stood at $575.2 billion at the end of 2012. The government aims to increase overseas direct investment at an average annual rate of 17 percent through 2015 to $150 billion.

By the end of 2012, China’s total outstanding overseas direct investment stood at $531.9 billion, the 13th highest in the world, said the statement. The figure was small compared with developed countries as “China’s outbound direct investment took off rather late”, the statement said, noting that US overseas investments were 10 times larger and Britain’s more than three times the size. “The sectors (China) has invested in are broad and comprehensive, although (the value) is rather concentrated in some industries,” it said. A total of $491.3 billion, or 92.4 percent of the total, was poured into only seven sectors including leasing and business services, finance and mining, it added. The top destination for overseas Chinese investment last year was Hong Kong, while the US rose to second place with $4.05 billion invested, surging 123.5 percent from 2011. By end of of 2012, Chinese companies employed 1.49 million staff overseas, about half foreign citizens, the report added.

Miss Austria Ena Kadic, Miss Bahamas De’Andra Bannister and Miss Barbados Regina Ramjit walk on stage during opening of the 63rd Miss World Pageant ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The international relations expert in Bali Idin Sasika said Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest held in Bali is unbeneficial for citizens in the Island.

Tourist’ length of stay in Bali’s star-rated hotel up

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DENPASAR - The average length of stay of tourists in Bali’s star-rated hotels rose slightly by 0.20 percent to 3.19 days in July from 2.99 days a month earlier, according to statistical data. The length of stay of foreign and domestic tourists in the resort island in July averaged 3.23 days and 2.99 days respectively, Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) office in Bali Province Gede Suarsa said. Gede Suarsa said foreign and domestic tourists stayed an average of 3.81 days and 3.06 days respectively in the province’s one star hotels in July. Two star hotels recorded the average length of stay of foreign tourists in July at 2.7 days and of domestic tourists at 3.24 days, he said. Foreign tourists stayed an average of 3.03 days and domestic tourists an average of 4.73 days in three-star hotels in July, he said. The average length of stay of foreign tourists and domestic tourists in four star hotels in July reached 3.25 days and 2.35 days respectively, he said. Meanwhile, foreign and domestic tourists’ length of stay in five star hotels in July was 3.27 days and 3.14 days each. A total of 297,878 foreign tourists visited Bali in IBP/File Photo July, up 8.06 percent from a month earlier. Compared to the same month last year, the tourist arrivals in July Motorists passed one of hotels in Kuta, Bali Island. The average length of stay of tourists in Bali’s star-rated hotels rose slightly by 0.20 percent to 3.19 days in July from 2.99 days a month earlier, according to statistical data. 2013 represented a 9.71 percent rise.


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Japan prison uses cuddly mascot in image makeover Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - A Japanese prison housing a range of convicted criminals has unveiled a cuddly life-size mascot that bosses hope will help change the jail’s forbidding image. Officials say Asahikawa Prison in Japan’s far north is too often thought of only as a dark place with imposing grey walls and not as a place of rehabilitation. They hope “Katakkuri-chan”, a nearly two-metre (6ft 6ins) humanoid with a huge square face and an enormous purple flower for hair, will make people understand the true nature of the institution. “Prisons have the image of being isolated places that have no contact with the rest of society and are surrounded by imposing grey walls,” said a public relations official at Asahikawa. “We made the character to change AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong

A damaged head section of a Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 is seen with the Thai Airways logo above windows blacked out at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Thai Airways skids off, 14 passengers hurt Associated Press

BANGKOK — A Thai Airways plane carrying more than 280 people skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport, injuring 14 passengers, the airline said Monday. After the accident, workers on a crane blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft, as part of an effort to protect its image according to Star Alliance guidelines, an official said. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand’s national carrier. The Airbus A330-300 that departed from Guangzhou, China, had a “glitch” in its wheel base while landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport late Sunday, the airline said. Photos taken after the incident showed deep furrows from skid marks in a grassy area off the runway leading to the stalled aircraft, resting with its nose down and emergency slides inflated.

“After touchdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the aircraft to skid off the runway. Sparks were noticed from the vicinity of the right landing gear near the engine; the matter is under investigation,” Thai Airways President Sorajak Kasemsuvan said in a statement Monday. “The captain took control of the aircraft until it came to a complete stop and passengers were evacuated from the aircraft emergency exits,” he said. Most of the injuries occurred as passengers evacuated the aircraft, the statement said. The aircraft was carrying 288 passengers and 14 crew members. The airline said on

its Twitter account that the 14 injured passengers were sent to hospitals. Officials said the runway at Suvarnabhumi Airport will be temporarily closed. Thai Airways official Smud Poom-On said that “blurring the logo” after an accident was a recommendation from Star Alliance known as the “crisis communication rule,” meant to protect the image of both the airline and other members of Star Alliance. The incident occurred less than two weeks after 20 passengers were injured when a Thai Airways Airbus A380 hit severe turbulence as it was descending to Hong Kong’s airport.

the image into that of a facility open to society and supported by society. “Of course, prisons are for people who have committed crimes and people tend to consider them unwelcome in their neighbourhood. “But society has to play its part in supporting the rehabilitation of people who have served their time.” Katakkuri-chan, which has a male and a female incarnation and wears the uniform of a prison warden, made its debut at a weekend fair at Asahikawa prison, located some 900 kilometres (560 miles) north of Tokyo. The annual event drew nearly 1,700 people on Sunday, up from 1,200 last year, partly thanks to the character, which greeted visitors and played with children, prison officials told AFP on Monday. Visitors were also able to buy handicrafts made by inmates, ranging from barbecue parts to TV stands and aprons.

Indian troops deployed after communal riots kill 28

Agence France-Presse

NEW DELHI - Hundreds of troops have been dispatched to India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh after 28 people were killed in a weekend of communal violence, police said Monday. Authorities declared a high security alert after clashes between Muslims and Hindus in Uttar Pradesh, which has witnessed some of the country’s worst religious riots in recent decades. TV footage showed troops on patrol in riot-hit areas with villagers seeking safety in police stations in the worst-hit Muzaffarnagar district,

105 kilometres (65 miles) northeast of the capital New Delhi. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav called for calm in the state, which has a sizeable Muslim population, as television aired footage of injured victims on hospital trolleys. “No leniency will be shown towards those disturbing peace. District officers have been given a free hand to control the situation,” Yadav warned in televised remarks. Some 800 troops had been deployed to the state, India’s most populous with 200 million people, NDTV network said.

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Three indicated to have “fat accounts” Antara

JAKARTA - The commissioner of National Police Committee Adrianus Meliala revealed that there are three National Police Chief candidates with “fat accounts”. “There are three names which indicated have a ‘fat accounts,” Meliala said here on Monday while submitting his wealth reports of state officials to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Earlier there are nine candidates of National Police Chief who already submitted their wealth reports to the Commission. “We who represents the public who mentioned that there are reports on the involved candidates’ ‘fat accounts’, we relayed it to the President. If the involved candidates want

to lie it out it is all on them, we do not have any rights to interrogated them, we did not find fault, if they do lie then they will be responsible in front of the public, the matter is there are three names,” he said. However, Meliala refused to call the names of the allegedly candidates with “fat accounts”. “I do not want to call the name, we met them and received their explanation on the money, well we just fairly reported what we got to the President,” he said. He also said that his committee

already submitted the reports to the Coordinating Ministry of Political, Security and Legal Affairs and would proceed to the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. There are nine candidates who already submitted their wealth report to the Corruption Eradication Commission. President Yudhoyono said that he will replace the current National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo in August or September 2013, which is faster than the Pradopo’s retirement in January 2014.

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threat of terrorism has increased in line with science and technology developments. “The current dynamic of security development in the world needs serious attention from all security elements, especially the military,” said Moeldoko, who was appointed as Indonesia’s armed forces commander in August. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings in Bali by militants linked to Jemaah

Islamiyah, which killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. However, recent terror attacks in the country have been carried out by individuals or small groups and have targeted security forces and locals, with less deadly results. Carden expressed the hope that the participants would share best practices and information to better cooperate in confronting the problem in the region. He said the cooperation can also work for disaster preparedness.

SENTUL — A multinational antiterrorism exercise officially kicked off Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries. Indonesia’s Military Chief Gen. Moeldoko and U.S. Ambassador for ASEAN, David Carden, opened the five-day drill that runs until Friday on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta. Moeldoko said in a speech that the

From page 1 organising committee, told AFP. MNC’s Putra said organisers would try to meet the government next week to discuss the decision to move the final to Bali. While most of Indonesia’s population of more than 240 million practises a moderate form of Islam, the influence of the hardline fringe is growing and they have succeeded in getting events changed or cancelled in the past. Last year, pop sensation Lady Gaga axed a concert after a series of protests, where radicals dubbed her “the devil”, threatened to burn down the venue and criticised her for wearing only “a bra and panties”.

Mount Lokon erupts again Antara

JAKARTA - Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, erupted again on Monday morning spewing volcanic materials to as high as 1,500 meters. “The explosion sent most of the volcanic materials to the north hitting a number of villages including Pineleng, Tateli, and Tanawangko,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the head of the Information Data Center and the public relations office of the National Agency for Disaster, said here on Monday. Sutopo said the rumbling was heard and felt in other areas including Minahasa, 10 kilometers away. He said the local people living not far from the angry volcano rushed out from their houses to watch the the black materials thrown to the sky before falling on the ground. The local people have been used to seeing the volcano exploding contributing to the high fertility of farm lands in Tomohon. The volcano began erratic eruptions since July when the authorities declared the status of being on the alert in that area. The Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) still maintains a radius of 2.5 kilo meters from the crater to be closed for people, Sutopo said. Since July, the volcano has erupted tens times, he said.

Indonesia, China enhance cooperation Multinational anti-terror exercise opens to improve social welfare

Miss World... Although Bali has been hit by deadly bomb attacks in the past, hardline influence is almost non-existent on the island nowadays and locals are used to seeing hordes of tourists sunbathing in their swimwear. Announcing the change of venue, coordinating minister for people’s welfare, Agung Laksono, said the government had “listened to what the people wanted”. The organisers said they were “disappointed” by the decision. “There is the potential that we will be seen as a country which always bows to pressure from a noisy Muslim minority group,” Arief Suditomo, from the local

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A multinational anti-terrorism exercise officially kicked off Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian Social Ministry and Chinese Civil Affairs Ministry have enhanced their cooperation in improving social welfare. Indonesian Social Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri and his Chinese counterpart Li Liguo have held a meeting here on Monday to discuss and explore many possibilities to enhance their cooperation. On the meeting, Minister Jufri said that there are many Indonesian government programs in adressing issues related on social welfare problems such as “Program Keluarga Harapan (Ideal Family Program)”, “Rehabilitasi Sosial rumah Tidak Layak Huni (Social Rehabilitation for Unlivable House)” and those programs concerned on children and th elderly issues. Minister Liguo, meanwhile, said that his office handles many social issues that are broader than that adressed by the Indonesian ministry. However, China would focus in the cooperation on how to solve problem of children and the elderly. Earlier, MInister Jufri had visited China to learn China’s efforts to handle the problems of children and the eldery. The today’s meeting resulted in advanced step which is, among other things, an appointment of the two countries to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to adress social welfare issues. “Minister Liguo is also scheduled to visit several work units under Indonesian Social Ministry to review how Indonesian goverment handles social issues and then the directorat general meeting would be held later,” said Jufri. On the meeting, Minister Liguo was accompanied by other China’s delegations such as Director General Zhang Weixing, Director General of the Welfare and Charity Promotion Ministry Zhang Chengfu, Director General of International Cooperation Departement Kang Peng, Minister’s Secretary Zeng Xiancai and an offical from the China Embassy in Jakarta Mr. Li Jialong.


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Williams beats Azarenka Associated Press

NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ serve was shaky. Her hard-hitting opponent, Victoria Azarenka, was presenting problems, and so was the gusting wind. A couple of foot-fault calls added to the angst.

Kedonganan Beach IBP

The beach which is located only 3 kilometers south of Ngurah Rai Airport offers a white sandy beach. The beach is flat and the water is calm so it is very suitable for swimming and sun bathing. On the northern part of Kedonganan Beach, there is a traditional fish market with several “jukung” (traditional boat) which is beautifully placed and it can give a nice view for the tourists. Sailing the beach using boat is also another attraction for the tourist. IBP/File Photo

As a jittery Williams headed to the sideline after dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, she threw her racket, which ricocheted onto the court. When play resumed in the third set, Williams put aside everything and did what she does best: She came through to win a major match. Facing her only test of the past two weeks, the No. 1-seeded Williams overcame No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for her 17th Grand Slam championship. “When you’re always trying to write history, or join history in my case, maybe you just get a little more nervous than you should. I also think it’s kind of cool, because it means that it means a lot to you. It means a lot to me, this trophy,” Williams said, pointing her right hand at her fifth silver cup from the U.S. Open, “and every single trophy that I have.” Williams has won twice in a row at Flushing Meadows — beating Azarenka in three sets each time — and four of the past six major tournaments overall. Her 17 titles are the sixth-most in history for a woman, only one behind Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and the same total as the men’s record-holder, held by Roger Federer. “It feels really good to be in that same league as him,” said Williams, who earned $3.6 million in prize money. This one did not come easily, even though it appeared to be nearly over when Williams went ahead by two breaks at 4-1 in the second set. She served for the match at 5-4 and 6-5 — only to have the gutsy Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open winner, break each time. Williams is 67-4 with a career-high nine titles in 2013, but two of those losses came against Azarenka. A year ago, they played the first three-set women’s final in New York since 1995. This time, they went the distance again, a total of 2 hours, 45 minutes, because Azarenka was

Serena Williams

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superior in the tiebreaker. “I got a little uptight, which probably wasn’t the best thing at that moment,” Williams said. “I wasn’t playing very smart tennis then, so I just had to relax and not do that again.” So after the second set, Williams gave herself a pep talk, regrouped and regained control. Azarenka helped a bit, with two of her seven double-faults coming when she got broken to trail 3-1 in the third. That pretty much sealed it, because Williams was not about to falter again. At the outset, though wind that swirled in Arthur Ashe Stadium bothered Williams as much as Azarenka did. “It wasn’t pleasant,” Azarenka said.

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Sochi asks IOC to help stop gay law ‘speculation’

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BUENOS AIRES — The head of the Sochi Olympics asked the IOC on Sunday to help “stop this campaign and this speculation” related to the anti-gay law that has been overshadowing preparations for next year’s Winter Games in Russia. A senior IOC member, meanwhile, said sponsors are “afraid” of the fallout of possible demon-

strations in Sochi. “I think this could ruin a lot for all of us,” marketing commission chairman Gerhard Heiberg said. “We have to be prepared.” IOC President Jacques Rogge said the Olympic body will remind athletes to refrain from any protests or political gestures during the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Games Sochi organizing chief Dmitry Chernyshenko was asked at the

IOC general assembly about the possible impact of the legislation that bans gay “propaganda.” He said the Russian government had made clear the law would not affect the games, and he urged the IOC to convey the message to “those who are still trying to speculate on this very transparent and very clear topic.” “It’s very important to have your support to stop this campaign and this speculation regarding this

issue,” Chernyshenko said. Russia’s law prohibiting promotion of “nontraditional” sexual relations has been denounced by activists and criticized by President Barack Obama. Activists have called for a boycott of the Sochi Games, although Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have ruled that out. Chernyshenko reiterated that the law doesn’t ban homosexuality

in any way and “doesn’t contradict any element of the Olympic Charter.” He noted that President Vladimir Putin has assured that the Russian constitution “guarantees the equality of rights and freedom for everybody” in the country, including guests, visitors, athletes, fans and the Olympic family. Rogge said the IOC is satisfied with Russia’s explanations of the law so far.


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Boca Juniors’ Juan Roman Riquelme, left, fights the ball with Newells’ Old Boys’ Pablo Perez during an Argentina’s first division soccer league match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

Boca Juniors slip to 10th

ROME — When it comes to defining the record-breaking career of Gianluigi Buffon, Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev may have put it best. “Italy has a monument in goal,” Penev said after watching the 35-yearold Buffon deny his squad with three highlight-reel saves in the Azzurri’s 1-0 win Friday. The most impressive of the three saves came three minutes into the second half, when Buffon left his feet anticipating a shot to his right. Still airborne, with his 1.92-meter (6-foot-4) frame laid out across the goal line horizontally, Buffon somehow managed to swipe away a close-range effort from Ivelin Popov with his glove just as the ball was going to cross the line. “To be honest,” Buffon said afterward. “I really thought it was in already.” The commentator on Italy’s RAI state TV likened the save to some of the best efforts of Buffon’s career. That’s saying a lot. Because on Tuesday, Buffon is scheduled to match Fabio Cannavaro for Italy’s all-time appearance record with his 136th appearance. And this isn’t just some friendly

set up for a record-breaking night. If Italy beats the Czech Republic at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, where Buffon plays his club football, the Azzurri will have qualified for next year’s World Cup with two matches to spare. It would be the fifth World Cup of Buffon’s career and his fourth as a starter. “It’s a nice goal to achieve, although somewhat expected considering that I started playing with the national team at such a young age,” said Buffon, who made his Italy debut at 19 on a snowy field in Moscow when he replaced the injured Gianluca Pagliuca midway through the first leg of a crucial qualifying playoff with Russia to reach the 1998 World Cup. “It’s been 16 beautiful years,” Buffon said. “There have been some injuries but I think I did well to get myself back in shape each time.” Buffon was one of the keys to Italy’s 2006 World Cup victory, allowing no goals from opposition players during the normal course of play over seven matches. The only goals he did allow in Germany were an own-goal from Cristian Zaccardo against the United States and a penalty from Zinedine Zidane in the final against France.

Battion sent off in the 62nd, when he picked up his second yellow card in four minutes. River Plate won for the first time in four matches in a dominant display against Tigre after Manuel Lanzini opened the scoring less than a minute after halftime. Giovanni Simeone pounced on a defensive error to add River’s second in the 63rd, before Lanzini wrapped up the scoring two minutes later.

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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saves on Bulgaria’s Ivan Ivanov during the 2014 World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match between Italy and Bulgaria in Palermo, Italy, Friday Sept. 6, 2013.

Walker sorry for apparently inhaling legal high Associated Press

LONDON — England defender Kyle Walker has apologized after he was pictured apparently inhaling a

legal high on a night out, saying it was “poor judgement on my part.” Images published in the Sunday Mirror newspaper appeared to show the Tottenham right back

sucking in nitrous oxide through a balloon in a nightclub. The substance isn’t illegal but can cause long-term health damage. The 23-year-old Walker says on

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AP Photo/Alastair Grant

England’s Frank Lampard, right, vies for the ball with Moldova’s Alexandru Onica during the World Cup qualifier group H soccer match between England and Moldova at Wembley Stadium in London, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

England heads to Ukraine Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES — Boca Juniors slipped to 10th place in Argentina’s first division — four points from the lead — after losing 3-0 to Olimpo on Sunday. Argentinos Juniors leads the standings after six rounds of matches of the Torneo Inicial tournament following its 1-0 win Saturday against All Boys. River Plate trails by six points in 13th after Sunday’s convincing 3-0 defeat of Tigre.

Twitter that “I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.” Walker, who has played seven

times for England, is currently preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in Kiev. England’s Football Association hasn’t commented on the incident.

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1st place at stake

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scoring for Olimpo in the 7th minute, finishing at the near post after a deflected shot rolled into his path. Agustin Vuletich extended the lead in the 70th from close range, with Perez Guedes completing the scoring with his second shortly after. Osvaldo Noe netted from two yards (meters) in the 29th for Argentinos after a right wing cross was flicked on and he found himself in front of an open goal. All Boys had Roberto

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Buffon to match Cannavaro’s record Associated Press

In Sunday’s other games, Arsenal won 1-0 against Quilmes to take second place and San Lorenzo overcame Rosario 2-0 to move into third. In Saturday’s matches, Estudiantes drew 1-1 against Belgrano, Godoy Cruz won 1-0 against Colon, Rafaela defeated Gimnasia 2-1 and Racing drew 1-1 with Lanus. On Friday, Velez overcame Newell’s Old Boys 3-0. Martin Perez Guedes opened the

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England will look to overcome a striker shortage and shrug off bleak pronouncements about the state of its national game by beating Ukraine on Tuesday to take a giant stride toward the 2014 World Cup. Automatic qualification for finishing first in Group H is up for grabs, with England leading on goal difference over Montenegro and one point clear of Ukraine with three matches left. The English would be OK with a draw in Kiev, which would keep the destiny of the group in their hands ahead of home matches against Montenegro and Poland in October. A victory, however, would make a huge statement after recent comments by the new chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, that English football is a “tanker that needs turning” and that nobody “realistically” thinks England will win next year’s World Cup in Brazil. “A win would put us in a very strong position,” said England

midfielder Frank Lampard, who is set to make his 100th appearance for his country. Ukraine has rediscovered its best form in recent months, following up a 4-0 win at then-group leader Montenegro in June with a national-record 9-0 trouncing of San Marino on Friday. The hosts are also still hurting from an unlucky 1-0 loss to England in Donetsk in last year’s European Championship, when they were denied a legitimate goal after the ball crossed the line before being cleared by John Terry. “Our team doesn’t have the big names that England has, but we (still) have good players,” Ukraine captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said. “England has players known to the entire European continent, but Ukraine is better.” One player who isn’t so well known on the global stage is Rickie Lambert, who is nevertheless set to lead the forward line for England again on Tuesday. The Southampton striker has risen from obscurity to play a starring role for Roy Hodgson’s

side, scoring the winner on debut with his first touch as a substitute in a 3-2 victory over Scotland last month and then adding another goal — plus two assists — in the 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday. At 31, Lambert is a late developer but he is making up for lost time. This will be the first competitive match outside England in his journeyman career. Hodgson is renowned for being a cautious manager so the temptation may be to set his team out not to lose the match. Who he chooses to replace Welbeck on the left wing will be telling — will it be the more defensiveminded James Milner or a more out-and-out winger in Ashley Young or even uncapped Andros Townsend? Ukraine coach Mykhailo Fomenko, a wily strategist who has won four straight games since taking over from Oleh Blokhin in December, has no fresh injury problems and has to choose between in-form pair Marco Devic and Roman Zozulya for the lonestriker berth.

MONZA, Italy — It’s now more a question of when, rather than if, Sebastian Vettel will win a fourth straight Formula One championship. Before the midseason break a few weeks ago, there was talk that the Red Bull driver could be still be caught by Ferrari rival Fernando Alonso and a resurgent Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Two races and two wins later, Vettel is so far ahead of both that the guessing game now is at which of the seven remaining races he will wrap up the title. Vettel, however, refuses to look too far ahead. “I don’t go for predictions. I go for facts, and fact is that mathematically a number of scenarios are still possible,” Vettel said. Vettel’s impressive win at Sunday’s Italian GP, where he overcame a difficult start and late gearbox trouble, moved him 53 points ahead of Alonso and 81 clear of Hamilton. Only a monumental collapse by Vettel will give either a chance of catching him. Given that the German has won three of the past four races, that seems increasingly unlikely. Alonso seemed to be clinging for fading hope, saying “in a way, it was exactly the same last year.” But Red Bull is more reliable than Ferrari was last season, and much faster. Also, Vettel has managed at least a podium in six of the past seven races — and only failed to score points in five of the past 51. The race in Singapore in two weeks is more likely to have a bearing on who finishes the championship in second and third. Alonso is 28 points ahead of Hamilton, who has failed to recapture the form that saw him win the Hungarian GP, and only 11 points separate Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber in sixth. Ferrari still has to decide its driver lineup for next season, however, with Felipe Massa under pressure to keep his seat, although his aggressive driving on Sunday will have boosted his chances. Hamilton also needs to bounce back from what he called “a disaster of a weekend.” It started with 12th place in qualifying — by far his worst of the season — and a slow puncture sustained in the first chicane, coupled with a failing race radio.

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Boca Juniors’ Juan Roman Riquelme, left, fights the ball with Newells’ Old Boys’ Pablo Perez during an Argentina’s first division soccer league match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

Boca Juniors slip to 10th

ROME — When it comes to defining the record-breaking career of Gianluigi Buffon, Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev may have put it best. “Italy has a monument in goal,” Penev said after watching the 35-yearold Buffon deny his squad with three highlight-reel saves in the Azzurri’s 1-0 win Friday. The most impressive of the three saves came three minutes into the second half, when Buffon left his feet anticipating a shot to his right. Still airborne, with his 1.92-meter (6-foot-4) frame laid out across the goal line horizontally, Buffon somehow managed to swipe away a close-range effort from Ivelin Popov with his glove just as the ball was going to cross the line. “To be honest,” Buffon said afterward. “I really thought it was in already.” The commentator on Italy’s RAI state TV likened the save to some of the best efforts of Buffon’s career. That’s saying a lot. Because on Tuesday, Buffon is scheduled to match Fabio Cannavaro for Italy’s all-time appearance record with his 136th appearance. And this isn’t just some friendly

set up for a record-breaking night. If Italy beats the Czech Republic at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, where Buffon plays his club football, the Azzurri will have qualified for next year’s World Cup with two matches to spare. It would be the fifth World Cup of Buffon’s career and his fourth as a starter. “It’s a nice goal to achieve, although somewhat expected considering that I started playing with the national team at such a young age,” said Buffon, who made his Italy debut at 19 on a snowy field in Moscow when he replaced the injured Gianluca Pagliuca midway through the first leg of a crucial qualifying playoff with Russia to reach the 1998 World Cup. “It’s been 16 beautiful years,” Buffon said. “There have been some injuries but I think I did well to get myself back in shape each time.” Buffon was one of the keys to Italy’s 2006 World Cup victory, allowing no goals from opposition players during the normal course of play over seven matches. The only goals he did allow in Germany were an own-goal from Cristian Zaccardo against the United States and a penalty from Zinedine Zidane in the final against France.

Battion sent off in the 62nd, when he picked up his second yellow card in four minutes. River Plate won for the first time in four matches in a dominant display against Tigre after Manuel Lanzini opened the scoring less than a minute after halftime. Giovanni Simeone pounced on a defensive error to add River’s second in the 63rd, before Lanzini wrapped up the scoring two minutes later.

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saves on Bulgaria’s Ivan Ivanov during the 2014 World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match between Italy and Bulgaria in Palermo, Italy, Friday Sept. 6, 2013.

Walker sorry for apparently inhaling legal high Associated Press

LONDON — England defender Kyle Walker has apologized after he was pictured apparently inhaling a

legal high on a night out, saying it was “poor judgement on my part.” Images published in the Sunday Mirror newspaper appeared to show the Tottenham right back

sucking in nitrous oxide through a balloon in a nightclub. The substance isn’t illegal but can cause long-term health damage. The 23-year-old Walker says on

Associated Press

AP Photo/Alastair Grant

England’s Frank Lampard, right, vies for the ball with Moldova’s Alexandru Onica during the World Cup qualifier group H soccer match between England and Moldova at Wembley Stadium in London, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

England heads to Ukraine Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES — Boca Juniors slipped to 10th place in Argentina’s first division — four points from the lead — after losing 3-0 to Olimpo on Sunday. Argentinos Juniors leads the standings after six rounds of matches of the Torneo Inicial tournament following its 1-0 win Saturday against All Boys. River Plate trails by six points in 13th after Sunday’s convincing 3-0 defeat of Tigre.

Twitter that “I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.” Walker, who has played seven

times for England, is currently preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in Kiev. England’s Football Association hasn’t commented on the incident.

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Vettel well clear of F1 rivals after Monza win

1st place at stake

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scoring for Olimpo in the 7th minute, finishing at the near post after a deflected shot rolled into his path. Agustin Vuletich extended the lead in the 70th from close range, with Perez Guedes completing the scoring with his second shortly after. Osvaldo Noe netted from two yards (meters) in the 29th for Argentinos after a right wing cross was flicked on and he found himself in front of an open goal. All Boys had Roberto

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Buffon to match Cannavaro’s record Associated Press

In Sunday’s other games, Arsenal won 1-0 against Quilmes to take second place and San Lorenzo overcame Rosario 2-0 to move into third. In Saturday’s matches, Estudiantes drew 1-1 against Belgrano, Godoy Cruz won 1-0 against Colon, Rafaela defeated Gimnasia 2-1 and Racing drew 1-1 with Lanus. On Friday, Velez overcame Newell’s Old Boys 3-0. Martin Perez Guedes opened the

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England will look to overcome a striker shortage and shrug off bleak pronouncements about the state of its national game by beating Ukraine on Tuesday to take a giant stride toward the 2014 World Cup. Automatic qualification for finishing first in Group H is up for grabs, with England leading on goal difference over Montenegro and one point clear of Ukraine with three matches left. The English would be OK with a draw in Kiev, which would keep the destiny of the group in their hands ahead of home matches against Montenegro and Poland in October. A victory, however, would make a huge statement after recent comments by the new chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, that English football is a “tanker that needs turning” and that nobody “realistically” thinks England will win next year’s World Cup in Brazil. “A win would put us in a very strong position,” said England

midfielder Frank Lampard, who is set to make his 100th appearance for his country. Ukraine has rediscovered its best form in recent months, following up a 4-0 win at then-group leader Montenegro in June with a national-record 9-0 trouncing of San Marino on Friday. The hosts are also still hurting from an unlucky 1-0 loss to England in Donetsk in last year’s European Championship, when they were denied a legitimate goal after the ball crossed the line before being cleared by John Terry. “Our team doesn’t have the big names that England has, but we (still) have good players,” Ukraine captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said. “England has players known to the entire European continent, but Ukraine is better.” One player who isn’t so well known on the global stage is Rickie Lambert, who is nevertheless set to lead the forward line for England again on Tuesday. The Southampton striker has risen from obscurity to play a starring role for Roy Hodgson’s

side, scoring the winner on debut with his first touch as a substitute in a 3-2 victory over Scotland last month and then adding another goal — plus two assists — in the 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday. At 31, Lambert is a late developer but he is making up for lost time. This will be the first competitive match outside England in his journeyman career. Hodgson is renowned for being a cautious manager so the temptation may be to set his team out not to lose the match. Who he chooses to replace Welbeck on the left wing will be telling — will it be the more defensiveminded James Milner or a more out-and-out winger in Ashley Young or even uncapped Andros Townsend? Ukraine coach Mykhailo Fomenko, a wily strategist who has won four straight games since taking over from Oleh Blokhin in December, has no fresh injury problems and has to choose between in-form pair Marco Devic and Roman Zozulya for the lonestriker berth.

MONZA, Italy — It’s now more a question of when, rather than if, Sebastian Vettel will win a fourth straight Formula One championship. Before the midseason break a few weeks ago, there was talk that the Red Bull driver could be still be caught by Ferrari rival Fernando Alonso and a resurgent Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. Two races and two wins later, Vettel is so far ahead of both that the guessing game now is at which of the seven remaining races he will wrap up the title. Vettel, however, refuses to look too far ahead. “I don’t go for predictions. I go for facts, and fact is that mathematically a number of scenarios are still possible,” Vettel said. Vettel’s impressive win at Sunday’s Italian GP, where he overcame a difficult start and late gearbox trouble, moved him 53 points ahead of Alonso and 81 clear of Hamilton. Only a monumental collapse by Vettel will give either a chance of catching him. Given that the German has won three of the past four races, that seems increasingly unlikely. Alonso seemed to be clinging for fading hope, saying “in a way, it was exactly the same last year.” But Red Bull is more reliable than Ferrari was last season, and much faster. Also, Vettel has managed at least a podium in six of the past seven races — and only failed to score points in five of the past 51. The race in Singapore in two weeks is more likely to have a bearing on who finishes the championship in second and third. Alonso is 28 points ahead of Hamilton, who has failed to recapture the form that saw him win the Hungarian GP, and only 11 points separate Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber in sixth. Ferrari still has to decide its driver lineup for next season, however, with Felipe Massa under pressure to keep his seat, although his aggressive driving on Sunday will have boosted his chances. Hamilton also needs to bounce back from what he called “a disaster of a weekend.” It started with 12th place in qualifying — by far his worst of the season — and a slow puncture sustained in the first chicane, coupled with a failing race radio.

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany.


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Williams beats Azarenka Associated Press

NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ serve was shaky. Her hard-hitting opponent, Victoria Azarenka, was presenting problems, and so was the gusting wind. A couple of foot-fault calls added to the angst.

Kedonganan Beach IBP

The beach which is located only 3 kilometers south of Ngurah Rai Airport offers a white sandy beach. The beach is flat and the water is calm so it is very suitable for swimming and sun bathing. On the northern part of Kedonganan Beach, there is a traditional fish market with several “jukung” (traditional boat) which is beautifully placed and it can give a nice view for the tourists. Sailing the beach using boat is also another attraction for the tourist. IBP/File Photo

As a jittery Williams headed to the sideline after dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, she threw her racket, which ricocheted onto the court. When play resumed in the third set, Williams put aside everything and did what she does best: She came through to win a major match. Facing her only test of the past two weeks, the No. 1-seeded Williams overcame No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for her 17th Grand Slam championship. “When you’re always trying to write history, or join history in my case, maybe you just get a little more nervous than you should. I also think it’s kind of cool, because it means that it means a lot to you. It means a lot to me, this trophy,” Williams said, pointing her right hand at her fifth silver cup from the U.S. Open, “and every single trophy that I have.” Williams has won twice in a row at Flushing Meadows — beating Azarenka in three sets each time — and four of the past six major tournaments overall. Her 17 titles are the sixth-most in history for a woman, only one behind Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and the same total as the men’s record-holder, held by Roger Federer. “It feels really good to be in that same league as him,” said Williams, who earned $3.6 million in prize money. This one did not come easily, even though it appeared to be nearly over when Williams went ahead by two breaks at 4-1 in the second set. She served for the match at 5-4 and 6-5 — only to have the gutsy Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open winner, break each time. Williams is 67-4 with a career-high nine titles in 2013, but two of those losses came against Azarenka. A year ago, they played the first three-set women’s final in New York since 1995. This time, they went the distance again, a total of 2 hours, 45 minutes, because Azarenka was

Serena Williams

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superior in the tiebreaker. “I got a little uptight, which probably wasn’t the best thing at that moment,” Williams said. “I wasn’t playing very smart tennis then, so I just had to relax and not do that again.” So after the second set, Williams gave herself a pep talk, regrouped and regained control. Azarenka helped a bit, with two of her seven double-faults coming when she got broken to trail 3-1 in the third. That pretty much sealed it, because Williams was not about to falter again. At the outset, though wind that swirled in Arthur Ashe Stadium bothered Williams as much as Azarenka did. “It wasn’t pleasant,” Azarenka said.

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Sochi asks IOC to help stop gay law ‘speculation’

Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES — The head of the Sochi Olympics asked the IOC on Sunday to help “stop this campaign and this speculation” related to the anti-gay law that has been overshadowing preparations for next year’s Winter Games in Russia. A senior IOC member, meanwhile, said sponsors are “afraid” of the fallout of possible demon-

strations in Sochi. “I think this could ruin a lot for all of us,” marketing commission chairman Gerhard Heiberg said. “We have to be prepared.” IOC President Jacques Rogge said the Olympic body will remind athletes to refrain from any protests or political gestures during the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Games Sochi organizing chief Dmitry Chernyshenko was asked at the

IOC general assembly about the possible impact of the legislation that bans gay “propaganda.” He said the Russian government had made clear the law would not affect the games, and he urged the IOC to convey the message to “those who are still trying to speculate on this very transparent and very clear topic.” “It’s very important to have your support to stop this campaign and this speculation regarding this

issue,” Chernyshenko said. Russia’s law prohibiting promotion of “nontraditional” sexual relations has been denounced by activists and criticized by President Barack Obama. Activists have called for a boycott of the Sochi Games, although Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have ruled that out. Chernyshenko reiterated that the law doesn’t ban homosexuality

in any way and “doesn’t contradict any element of the Olympic Charter.” He noted that President Vladimir Putin has assured that the Russian constitution “guarantees the equality of rights and freedom for everybody” in the country, including guests, visitors, athletes, fans and the Olympic family. Rogge said the IOC is satisfied with Russia’s explanations of the law so far.


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Japan prison uses cuddly mascot in image makeover Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - A Japanese prison housing a range of convicted criminals has unveiled a cuddly life-size mascot that bosses hope will help change the jail’s forbidding image. Officials say Asahikawa Prison in Japan’s far north is too often thought of only as a dark place with imposing grey walls and not as a place of rehabilitation. They hope “Katakkuri-chan”, a nearly two-metre (6ft 6ins) humanoid with a huge square face and an enormous purple flower for hair, will make people understand the true nature of the institution. “Prisons have the image of being isolated places that have no contact with the rest of society and are surrounded by imposing grey walls,” said a public relations official at Asahikawa. “We made the character to change AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong

A damaged head section of a Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 is seen with the Thai Airways logo above windows blacked out at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Thai Airways skids off, 14 passengers hurt Associated Press

BANGKOK — A Thai Airways plane carrying more than 280 people skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport, injuring 14 passengers, the airline said Monday. After the accident, workers on a crane blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft, as part of an effort to protect its image according to Star Alliance guidelines, an official said. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand’s national carrier. The Airbus A330-300 that departed from Guangzhou, China, had a “glitch” in its wheel base while landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport late Sunday, the airline said. Photos taken after the incident showed deep furrows from skid marks in a grassy area off the runway leading to the stalled aircraft, resting with its nose down and emergency slides inflated.

“After touchdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the aircraft to skid off the runway. Sparks were noticed from the vicinity of the right landing gear near the engine; the matter is under investigation,” Thai Airways President Sorajak Kasemsuvan said in a statement Monday. “The captain took control of the aircraft until it came to a complete stop and passengers were evacuated from the aircraft emergency exits,” he said. Most of the injuries occurred as passengers evacuated the aircraft, the statement said. The aircraft was carrying 288 passengers and 14 crew members. The airline said on

its Twitter account that the 14 injured passengers were sent to hospitals. Officials said the runway at Suvarnabhumi Airport will be temporarily closed. Thai Airways official Smud Poom-On said that “blurring the logo” after an accident was a recommendation from Star Alliance known as the “crisis communication rule,” meant to protect the image of both the airline and other members of Star Alliance. The incident occurred less than two weeks after 20 passengers were injured when a Thai Airways Airbus A380 hit severe turbulence as it was descending to Hong Kong’s airport.

the image into that of a facility open to society and supported by society. “Of course, prisons are for people who have committed crimes and people tend to consider them unwelcome in their neighbourhood. “But society has to play its part in supporting the rehabilitation of people who have served their time.” Katakkuri-chan, which has a male and a female incarnation and wears the uniform of a prison warden, made its debut at a weekend fair at Asahikawa prison, located some 900 kilometres (560 miles) north of Tokyo. The annual event drew nearly 1,700 people on Sunday, up from 1,200 last year, partly thanks to the character, which greeted visitors and played with children, prison officials told AFP on Monday. Visitors were also able to buy handicrafts made by inmates, ranging from barbecue parts to TV stands and aprons.

Indian troops deployed after communal riots kill 28

Agence France-Presse

NEW DELHI - Hundreds of troops have been dispatched to India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh after 28 people were killed in a weekend of communal violence, police said Monday. Authorities declared a high security alert after clashes between Muslims and Hindus in Uttar Pradesh, which has witnessed some of the country’s worst religious riots in recent decades. TV footage showed troops on patrol in riot-hit areas with villagers seeking safety in police stations in the worst-hit Muzaffarnagar district,

105 kilometres (65 miles) northeast of the capital New Delhi. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav called for calm in the state, which has a sizeable Muslim population, as television aired footage of injured victims on hospital trolleys. “No leniency will be shown towards those disturbing peace. District officers have been given a free hand to control the situation,” Yadav warned in televised remarks. Some 800 troops had been deployed to the state, India’s most populous with 200 million people, NDTV network said.

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Three indicated to have “fat accounts” Antara

JAKARTA - The commissioner of National Police Committee Adrianus Meliala revealed that there are three National Police Chief candidates with “fat accounts”. “There are three names which indicated have a ‘fat accounts,” Meliala said here on Monday while submitting his wealth reports of state officials to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Earlier there are nine candidates of National Police Chief who already submitted their wealth reports to the Commission. “We who represents the public who mentioned that there are reports on the involved candidates’ ‘fat accounts’, we relayed it to the President. If the involved candidates want

to lie it out it is all on them, we do not have any rights to interrogated them, we did not find fault, if they do lie then they will be responsible in front of the public, the matter is there are three names,” he said. However, Meliala refused to call the names of the allegedly candidates with “fat accounts”. “I do not want to call the name, we met them and received their explanation on the money, well we just fairly reported what we got to the President,” he said. He also said that his committee

already submitted the reports to the Coordinating Ministry of Political, Security and Legal Affairs and would proceed to the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. There are nine candidates who already submitted their wealth report to the Corruption Eradication Commission. President Yudhoyono said that he will replace the current National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo in August or September 2013, which is faster than the Pradopo’s retirement in January 2014.

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threat of terrorism has increased in line with science and technology developments. “The current dynamic of security development in the world needs serious attention from all security elements, especially the military,” said Moeldoko, who was appointed as Indonesia’s armed forces commander in August. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings in Bali by militants linked to Jemaah

Islamiyah, which killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. However, recent terror attacks in the country have been carried out by individuals or small groups and have targeted security forces and locals, with less deadly results. Carden expressed the hope that the participants would share best practices and information to better cooperate in confronting the problem in the region. He said the cooperation can also work for disaster preparedness.

SENTUL — A multinational antiterrorism exercise officially kicked off Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries. Indonesia’s Military Chief Gen. Moeldoko and U.S. Ambassador for ASEAN, David Carden, opened the five-day drill that runs until Friday on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta. Moeldoko said in a speech that the

From page 1 organising committee, told AFP. MNC’s Putra said organisers would try to meet the government next week to discuss the decision to move the final to Bali. While most of Indonesia’s population of more than 240 million practises a moderate form of Islam, the influence of the hardline fringe is growing and they have succeeded in getting events changed or cancelled in the past. Last year, pop sensation Lady Gaga axed a concert after a series of protests, where radicals dubbed her “the devil”, threatened to burn down the venue and criticised her for wearing only “a bra and panties”.

Mount Lokon erupts again Antara

JAKARTA - Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, erupted again on Monday morning spewing volcanic materials to as high as 1,500 meters. “The explosion sent most of the volcanic materials to the north hitting a number of villages including Pineleng, Tateli, and Tanawangko,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the head of the Information Data Center and the public relations office of the National Agency for Disaster, said here on Monday. Sutopo said the rumbling was heard and felt in other areas including Minahasa, 10 kilometers away. He said the local people living not far from the angry volcano rushed out from their houses to watch the the black materials thrown to the sky before falling on the ground. The local people have been used to seeing the volcano exploding contributing to the high fertility of farm lands in Tomohon. The volcano began erratic eruptions since July when the authorities declared the status of being on the alert in that area. The Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) still maintains a radius of 2.5 kilo meters from the crater to be closed for people, Sutopo said. Since July, the volcano has erupted tens times, he said.

Indonesia, China enhance cooperation Multinational anti-terror exercise opens to improve social welfare

Miss World... Although Bali has been hit by deadly bomb attacks in the past, hardline influence is almost non-existent on the island nowadays and locals are used to seeing hordes of tourists sunbathing in their swimwear. Announcing the change of venue, coordinating minister for people’s welfare, Agung Laksono, said the government had “listened to what the people wanted”. The organisers said they were “disappointed” by the decision. “There is the potential that we will be seen as a country which always bows to pressure from a noisy Muslim minority group,” Arief Suditomo, from the local

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A multinational anti-terrorism exercise officially kicked off Monday in Indonesia, with 872 elite soldiers taking part from 18 countries.

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JAKARTA - Indonesian Social Ministry and Chinese Civil Affairs Ministry have enhanced their cooperation in improving social welfare. Indonesian Social Minister Salim Segaf Al Jufri and his Chinese counterpart Li Liguo have held a meeting here on Monday to discuss and explore many possibilities to enhance their cooperation. On the meeting, Minister Jufri said that there are many Indonesian government programs in adressing issues related on social welfare problems such as “Program Keluarga Harapan (Ideal Family Program)”, “Rehabilitasi Sosial rumah Tidak Layak Huni (Social Rehabilitation for Unlivable House)” and those programs concerned on children and th elderly issues. Minister Liguo, meanwhile, said that his office handles many social issues that are broader than that adressed by the Indonesian ministry. However, China would focus in the cooperation on how to solve problem of children and the elderly. Earlier, MInister Jufri had visited China to learn China’s efforts to handle the problems of children and the eldery. The today’s meeting resulted in advanced step which is, among other things, an appointment of the two countries to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation to adress social welfare issues. “Minister Liguo is also scheduled to visit several work units under Indonesian Social Ministry to review how Indonesian goverment handles social issues and then the directorat general meeting would be held later,” said Jufri. On the meeting, Minister Liguo was accompanied by other China’s delegations such as Director General Zhang Weixing, Director General of the Welfare and Charity Promotion Ministry Zhang Chengfu, Director General of International Cooperation Departement Kang Peng, Minister’s Secretary Zeng Xiancai and an offical from the China Embassy in Jakarta Mr. Li Jialong.


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DENPASAR - The international relations expert in Bali Idin Sasika said Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest held in Bali is unbeneficial for citizens in the Island.

New PM raises hopes for economy as mining fades

“Despite government and Miss World 2013 organizer emphasized that the event would be beneficial for tourism promotion, the event is only prioritize for grown businessmen and political elites,” said Sasika who get Master Degree from Department of Political Science of Delhi University here, Monday. Sasika said the contest only highlighted on body beauty and focusing on women as contest object. “The event spectators only enjoy the beauty of female body that used elegant fashion style,” he said. According to him, the organizer only focused on the beauty of female body without showing educational activities for the contestants. He said the contest also does not give real benefit for citizens of Bali as the event seems to be beneficial only for political elite. “The citizens should criticize the government and organizers if the event is less promoting the tourism and only accentuate woman body as an object,” Sasika said. According to him, the contest only benefits the businessmen and political elites as the name of Indonesia will be increasingly recognized as liberal country in international community.

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SYDNEY - Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott’s declaration that Australia is “open for business” and promises of tax cuts and reforms have raised hopes he will re-energise the economy as it makes a painful transition from a mining boom. Australia’s commodities-powered economy is seen as a global success, and its resilient growth, low unemployment and surging resources sector have shielded it from recession for more than 20 years, even during the global financial crisis. But as the decade-long mining boom unwinds, the economy is slowing down as it undergoes a difficult shift to other drivers of growth. Abbott, whose conservative coalition ended six years of Labor rule, has vowed to cut back on regulation, abolish a tax on carbon and another on mining profits, and cut the company tax rate -- all while reducing government spending. And while the biggest companies will fund a new levy to pay for a parental leave scheme and there will be less money for foreign aid, there will be greater spending on infrastructure under Abbott’s pledge to build the “roads of the 21st century”. “Taken together and assuming the policies are implemented, this should lead to smaller government, less regulation and over time improved productivity and growth in the economy,” said chief economist at AMP Capital, Shane Oliver. Australia has enjoyed a growing economy despite global turbulence, with GDP at 2.6 percent on year and unemployment at 5.7 percent, but revenues from the unprecedented mining boom are dropping and a bumpy transition is under way. The business sector, which had argued that taxes on carbon emissions and mining profits had hurt competitiveness and cost jobs, has welcomed the end of Labor’s minority government with the clear win for Abbott. The Business Council of Australia said voters had given Abbott a clear mandate, after the tumultuous era under Labor which ruled with the help of a Greens MP and several independents. Chief executives also welcomed the end of minority rule which had been blamed for uncertainty, which some felt had made households cautious and curtailed discretionary spending. “Without a doubt, a restoration of consumer confidence is the key issue for Woolworths,” said the supermarket giant’s Grant O’Brien. “We have a robust business that has continued to invest and create jobs over the last few years but our plans to deliver future sustainable growth are underpinned by a return to certainty,” he told the Australian Financial Review. The resources sector, which will be relieved of the mining tax, was also receptive to the election result, which included a swing away from the Greens vote. The three major credit agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch all Monday reaffirmed Australia’s AAA sovereign rating, saying they expected little change to the fiscal framework from a conservative government.

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A giant metallic sculpture depicting two colliding aircraft carriers is displayed near shoppers at a mall in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. China became one of the world’s top three investors for the first time last year as its foreign investment soared to a new record, the government said Monday.

China among world’s top three investors in 2012 Agence France-Presse

BEIJING - China became one of the world’s top three investors for the first time last year as its foreign investment soared to a new record, the government said Monday. The Asian giant’s overseas direct investment rose 17.6 percent last year from 2011 to $87.8 billion, according to a statement jointly released by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Globally, overseas direct investment fell 17 percent, with China’s comparative rise making it one of the world’s top three investors, the statement said without specifying which were the other two. Last year’s increase represented an acceleration from 8.5 percent in 2011, when the global economic recovery was weak in the face of continuing financial turmoil in Europe and the United States. Beijing has been encouraging Chinese companies to “go international” as the country’s economy steams ahead, with its appetite expanding for both resources

and global market share. In May 2012 China Three Gorges, operator of the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam, closed a deal to buy a 21.35 percent stake in power generator Energias de Portugal for 2.7 billion euros ($3.56 billion). In November, sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) acquired a 10 percent stake in Britain’s Heathrow Airport for 450 million pounds ($704 million). CIC was set up in 2007 with $200 billion to make better use of China’s colossal foreign exchange reserves that now amount to nearly $3.5 trillion, and its total assets stood at $575.2 billion at the end of 2012. The government aims to increase overseas direct investment at an average annual rate of 17 percent through 2015 to $150 billion.

By the end of 2012, China’s total outstanding overseas direct investment stood at $531.9 billion, the 13th highest in the world, said the statement. The figure was small compared with developed countries as “China’s outbound direct investment took off rather late”, the statement said, noting that US overseas investments were 10 times larger and Britain’s more than three times the size. “The sectors (China) has invested in are broad and comprehensive, although (the value) is rather concentrated in some industries,” it said. A total of $491.3 billion, or 92.4 percent of the total, was poured into only seven sectors including leasing and business services, finance and mining, it added. The top destination for overseas Chinese investment last year was Hong Kong, while the US rose to second place with $4.05 billion invested, surging 123.5 percent from 2011. By end of of 2012, Chinese companies employed 1.49 million staff overseas, about half foreign citizens, the report added.

Miss Austria Ena Kadic, Miss Bahamas De’Andra Bannister and Miss Barbados Regina Ramjit walk on stage during opening of the 63rd Miss World Pageant ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The international relations expert in Bali Idin Sasika said Miss World 2013 Beauty Contest held in Bali is unbeneficial for citizens in the Island.

Tourist’ length of stay in Bali’s star-rated hotel up

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DENPASAR - The average length of stay of tourists in Bali’s star-rated hotels rose slightly by 0.20 percent to 3.19 days in July from 2.99 days a month earlier, according to statistical data. The length of stay of foreign and domestic tourists in the resort island in July averaged 3.23 days and 2.99 days respectively, Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) office in Bali Province Gede Suarsa said. Gede Suarsa said foreign and domestic tourists stayed an average of 3.81 days and 3.06 days respectively in the province’s one star hotels in July. Two star hotels recorded the average length of stay of foreign tourists in July at 2.7 days and of domestic tourists at 3.24 days, he said. Foreign tourists stayed an average of 3.03 days and domestic tourists an average of 4.73 days in three-star hotels in July, he said. The average length of stay of foreign tourists and domestic tourists in four star hotels in July reached 3.25 days and 2.35 days respectively, he said. Meanwhile, foreign and domestic tourists’ length of stay in five star hotels in July was 3.27 days and 3.14 days each. A total of 297,878 foreign tourists visited Bali in IBP/File Photo July, up 8.06 percent from a month earlier. Compared to the same month last year, the tourist arrivals in July Motorists passed one of hotels in Kuta, Bali Island. The average length of stay of tourists in Bali’s star-rated hotels rose slightly by 0.20 percent to 3.19 days in July from 2.99 days a month earlier, according to statistical data. 2013 represented a 9.71 percent rise.


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Drought at Pacung village

Grass dies, cattle raisers forced to buy dried straw

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Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial Associated Press

SINGARAJA - Every dry season at Pacung village, Tejakula subdistrict, inevitably leads to drought. Since the reservoir dries, residents have to find springs to lowlands located about two kilometers from the settlement. Besides, their cattle are forced to eat dried grass and hay that must be purchased by cattle raisers.

LONDON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday renewed U.S. allegations that Syria’s President Bashar Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against his own people and said that Assad could resolve the crisis by turning over “every single bit” of his weapons arsenal to the international community within a week.

A number of cattle raisers at Pacung village said the drought had occurred at the village since entering June. Water sources such as reservoir amidst the garden had dried and the grass had been almost entirely died. For fodder, the cattle raisers were forced to feed their cattle with hay or dried grass. To get the hay, cattle raisers had to purchase it at IDR 10,000 per bundle at another village. “A bundle of hay can be used as supplies for five days,” said one of the cattle raisers. A cattle raiser, Nyoman Sugata, said that cattle raisers usually purchased hay and dried grass to neighboring villages such as Sembiran village located 10 kilometers from the village. For once purchase, they usually purchased up to five bundles used as stock for one month. “Once departure, we purchased about five bundlers,” he said. Can the cattle eat dried grass and hay? The breeder said that cattle fed with hay could not eat edaciously compared to when eating fresh fodder. However, they had a trick to make their cattle eat edaciously, namely by sprinkling salt or sea water onto the grass or hay so that IBP/Adnyana Ole it would be more delicious and the cattle could eat with Every dry season at Pacung village, Tejakula subdistrict, inevitably leads to drought. Since the reservoir dries, residents have to find springs to lowlands located about two kilometers from the settlement. more gusto. (kmb15)

Subak dries, water of Benel Dam diminishes Bali Post

NEGARA - Entering the dry period, a number of subak areas in Jembrana start to face shortage of irrigation water. Even, within the past two weeks the water level in the Benel Dam at Manistutu, Melaya subdistrict, has begun to shrink. The dam irrigating thousands of hectares of paddy fields in the Melaya and Negara subdistrict seems to recede to a few meters. Ketut Nastra, a resident living around the Benel Dam met on Sunday (Sep 8) said the receding water had been happening over a week. Aside from entering the dry period, the floodgate was also opened to meet the water needs of subak. Despite shrinking to a few meters, the water in the dam remained available. However, the water decrease was more compared to previous years. Benel Dam irrigated five subak areas spreading across 1,047 hectares. Other than rainwater, the dam also held the water from springs as well as the Tukadaya River and Pegubug IBP/Olo River. The water scale indicated if the Entering the dry period, a number of subak areas in Jembrana start to face shortage of irrigation water decreased a few meters from the water. normal condition.

Another resident, Ni Komang Sumarni, said that such condition occurred after the floodgate was opened. Condition of the subak began requiring water due to dry period. “Since it has not been raining for long times, the water surface begins to lower. Many visitors coming here ask about it,” she said. Meanwhile, a number of subak areas had entered into the period of planting. Most of the rice fields in the five subak areas relying on the dam were forced to wait for rainwater. Based on observation last Sunday, some subak areas looked dry. A few farmers no longer planted rice, but others started to do. They hoped it could rain immediately. The Division Head of the Irrigation at the Jembrana Public Works, I Wayan Darwin, when asked for his confirmation justified that floodgate of two dams namely the Palasari and Benel had been opened to meet the need of irrigation water. At the moment, several subak areas started to dry and needed water. “Indeed, the dam will not completely dry. The water level decreases because the floodgate is opened,” he explained. (kmb26)

Appearing at a news conference with William Hague, his British counterpart, Kerry quickly added that Assad “isn’t about to do that.” Kerry was asked about comments that Assad made to CBS anchorman Charlie Rose in which the beleaguered Syrian leader argued there was no conclusive evidence about who is to blame for the chemical weapons attack. Asked pointblank about that, Kerry said, “I just gave you real evidence.” “Evidence that as a former prosecutor in the United States I could take into a courtroom and get admitted,” the secretary added. Kerry said he had personally tried people who had been sent to prison for life for less than what Assad is accused of doing. “So the evidence is powerful and the question for all of us is what are we going to do about it,” Kerry said. “Turn our backs? Have a moment of silence?” “We know that his regime gave orders to prepare for a chemical attack.

We know they deployed forces.” Kerry added that Washington “knows where the rockets came from and where they landed ... and it was no accident that they all came from regime -controlled territory and all landed” in opposition-held territory. He added that the United States knows “where the rockets came from and where they landed ... and it was no accident that they all came from regime -controlled territory and all landed” in opposition-held territory. Meanwhile, Russian and Syrian foreign ministers said Monday they planned to push for the return of United Nations inspectors to Syria to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons. Lavrov said after Monday’s talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid alMoallem that Moscow will continue to promote a peaceful settlement and may try to convene a gathering of all Syrian opposition figures who are interested in peaceful settlement. He AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia said a U.S. attack on Syria would deal A protesters holds up a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad near placards reading “U.S. killer, get out the middle east” during a demonstration in Hatay, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. a fatal blow to peace efforts.

France hit by another Berlusconi appeals case to European rights court jewellery heist Agence France-Presse

PARIS - Four men rammed their car into an upmarket jewellery store in central Paris on Monday, smashing the shopwindow and making off with a two-million-euro ($2.6-million) booty, a police source said. The heist near the upscale Place Vendome is the latest to hit France after a spate of highprofile robberies in the southern resort of Cannes. The police source, who wished to remain anonymous, said the men drove a large four-by-four car into the store in the early hours of the morning and grabbed jewellery and luxury watches worth an estimated two million euros. They then set fire to the vehicle

and escaped in another car. Forensic policemen are currently going through the site of the robbery at the Casty store on Rue de Castiglione in the central first district of Paris, which is home to numerous jewellery shops. At the end of July, an armed man carried out a brazen robbery in broad daylight at a diamond exhibition at the Carlton hotel in Cannes, making off with jewellery worth 103 million euros in one of the world’s biggest ever heists. Paris has also been the scene of high-profile robberies. In December 2008, three men emptied almost all of the stock of gems from the Harry Winston jewellery store. In 2009, police said they had recovered 80 percent of the haul.

Associated Press

ROME — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is turning to Europe’s human rights court in a bid to avoid a ban on public office and other punishments for his tax fraud conviction, the media mogul’s aides said Sunday. The politician and media magnate was found guilty of artificially inflating the amounts paid for film rights by his Mediaset empire to reduce the company’s tax liabilities. Berlusconi claims he is an innocent victim of magistrates who sympathize with the left, but the verdict was upheld by Italy’s top criminal court last month. His top aide, Angelino Alfano, said the petition to the Strasbourg, France-based tribunal “shows that the Berlusconi case isn’t closed.” Alfano didn’t say when or on

what grounds the petition to the European rights court was filed. But, “we are really confident, that at the European level, we can reach a finding of innocence that so far in Italy hasn’t been possible,” he said. Italy’s Court of Cassation confirmed a four-year prison term — though Berlusconi is unlikely to actually serve it — and also ordered a Milan appeals court to determine the length of a ban on serving in public office from one to three years. A Senate panel Monday starts formally discussing if Berlusconi must surrender his Senate seat. That deliberation isn’t based on the ban ordered by the Cassation Court, but a 2012 law says those sentenced to more than two years in prison are ineligible to hold public office for six years. The president of the Senate panel

insisted its work would go forward without waiting for a decision from Strasbourg. Berlusconi’s lawyers have contended that because the tax fraud occurred many years before the law was made, the media mogul shouldn’t be kicked out of Parliament. The human rights courts rejects most petitions, but if it does take up Berlusconi’s recourse and rule in his favor, Italy would be expected to abide by the ruling, since its decisions are binding on the 47 countries, including Italy, in the Council of Europe. If a country ignores the ruling, in theory, it could be ejected from the council. But that has never happened, and in practice, the court’s power is essentially a way to shame countries into doing what it rules is the right thing.


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Hybrids, small SUVs, sense of relief at Frankfurt Associated Press

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F R A N K F U RT — T h e world’s automakers are showing off their shiniest, most advanced vehicles at the Frankfurt Auto Show, which opens this week. Among the 70 world premieres are a notable number of new cars powered either by batteries or hybrid gas-electric systems. There are also outlandish concept cars that flaunt technology and design but aren’t intended for sale.

Auris Hybrid model is on display during preparations for t the International Motor

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NUSA DUA - A total of 16 contestants performed a fan dance at the opening of the Miss World 2013 pageant beauty contest, giving an emphasis on the Indonesian culture. The contestants appeared agile and flexible in bringing the Indonesian dance, though they only had a brief exercise before they appeared on the stage, under the direction of choreographer Eko Surpiyanto. Camille Munro, a contestant from Canada, who was interviewed by the

MC, Daniel Manata, claimed that she was now able to learn Indonesian

dances even if she had only been several days in Indonesia.

“I am very pleased with this. The others are also delighted. This is a combination of Sumatran, Balinese, Javanese and Maluku culture,” she said. Meanwhile, all contestants of the Miss World 2013 beauty pageant wore traditional costumes from the country’s 33 provinces at the end of the

opening of the event on Sunday. One by one they presented themselves at the stage at Bali International Convention Center at Hotel Westin, drawing an applause from attendees. Although they did not wear footwear but their beauty and talent were clearly seen in their traditional costumes themed “Nusantara Parade.”

Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday Sept. 8, AP Photo/dpa,Boris Roessler

Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web — even to those who don’t use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant’s ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. It’s also an acknowledgement that the music service hasn’t done much to drive sales of the Windows 8 operating system.

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It’s all spread over 230,000 square meters — about 32 soccer fields — at the sprawling Frankfurt Messe exhibition center. The show, held every other year, attracted 928,000 visitors back in 2011.

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The move represents another step toward Microsoft’s goal of becoming a company that sells devices and services, rather than primarily software, said Michael Turits, an analyst with financial advisory firm Raymond James. It comes on the heels of Microsoft announcing it would buy the mobile phone handset manufacturing business of Nokia Corp. for $7.2 billion and that CEO Steve Ballmer would step down within 12 months. “They’ve said they’re going to be a devices and services company. We know they want to be a device company since they’re buying the Nokia phone division,” he said. “This kind of

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This file image provided by Microsoft Corp. shows a screen image of their new service called, Xbox Music.

thing gives more credibility to the idea they’ll be more of a services company as well.” Most buyers of the new Windows 8 operating system discovered Xbox Music because it’s the default player for music files that people have imported from elsewhere, according to Xbox Music general manager Jerry Johnson. Opening it up to the broader public would give more people a chance to see the benefits of having multiple devices linked to Microsoft’s platform. Its music service, for example, will save favorites and playlists across PCs, Windows Phones and Xbox game consoles. Xbox Music allows people to choose from 30 million tracks and stream them for free with ads. The service sells downloadable tracks that have been kept off streaming services by artists or labels. A radio service on Xbox Music also generates song playlists automatically along genres or similar artists. The thinking is if new consumers enjoy the free experience online, some might upgrade to pay $10 a month for the Xbox Music Pass, which allows playback on mobile phones and Microsoft’s game console, Xbox 360, and its upcoming version, Xbox One. Microsoft is also launching apps for iPhones and Android devices that will allow paying subscribers to access Xbox Music. Previously, you had to have a device running the Windows Phone 8 operating system to access the plan on the go.

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PlayStation 4 to be available in Japan on February Associated Press

TOKYO — Sony’s next-generation video game machine PlayStation 4 won’t go on sale in Japan until next year, meaning that it won’t be on time for the key year-end holiday or New Year’s shopping season. Hiroshi Kawano, Sony Corp.’s chief of the game business in Japan and Asia, said Monday at a Tokyo event that the PlayStation 4 will go on sale Feb. 22, 2014, in Japan. The console is going on sale Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada, and Nov. 29 in Europe. Kawano said the late date was to be fully prepared with game software at its launch, and orders will be taken starting next month. But the product will miss the critical Christmas and New Year’s period when Japanese children can count on gifts. “We plan to have powerful titles at the launch date,” he told a hall packed with guests and reporters. “We are asking for some time before we can offer it but please look forward to it.” Sony will instead sell in Japan, before other nations, the 9,480 yen ($90) PSVita TV, a small device that attaches to a TV set to enjoy music, TV shows, movies and karaoke. The PS 4 will cost 39,980 yen ($400) in Japan. It will cost $399 in the U.S. Nintendo Co., which makes the Pokemon and Super Mario games, started selling the Wii U console last November. But Wii U sales have suffered, selling just 3.61 million of the machines through the end of June. Nintendo is still targeting sales of 9 million Wii U units over the fiscal year through March 2014. Microsoft Corp. is planning the Xbox One, debuting Nov. 22. Hopes have been high in the game industry that the arrival of the three consoles will revitalize the sector, which has lagged from competition from smartphones and other mobile devices, wooing users with their own games, as well as social networking and other pastimes.

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Bali News Spouse of APEC delegates confused to search for toilet Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - As being unsatisfied with once visit, the spouse of APEC delegates made another visit to Klungkung on Sunday (Sep 8). After visiting the endek and songket production center at Gelgel village, a total of 25 spouses of the delegates went to the Semarapura Art Market around 10:00 p.m. When coming into the market and saw a row of songket and endek fabric, some of them were confused to search for toilet because some toilets in the market seemed vile and ran out of water. However, after looking around the market, some of the delegate’s spouse seemed confused. They were frantically looking for toilet to urinate and wash hands. Understandably, the toilet in the market had been neglected for long time. Fortunately, there was still a toilet outside the market, precisely near the parking lot whose water still ran. Thus, some of the delegate’s spouse looked to buzz about to the only one toilet. Such incident affirmed the condition of one of the largest markets in the Eastern Bali that so far had not got serious attention from the local government due to a classical problem, namely the lack of budget. Fortunately, the spouse of the delegates did not go upstairs to second floor or above because their condition was more alarming. The Head of Community Development, Women, Family Planning and Rural Government, Putu Widiada, explained those coming on Sunday did get the opportunity to come during the visit last Saturday. He

also confirmed there were bargains among the delegate’s spouse and the traders. He witnessed how the delegate’s spouse was frantically searching for toilet. Related to condition of the toilet, the Division Head of Trade at the Klungkung SMEs and Cooperative Agency, Made Catur Adnyana, said the toilet sanitation was handled by an outsourcing company and then the contractor handling it was in transition period. Meanwhile, he admitted not to know about the arrival of the delegate’s spouse to the Semarapura Art Market. Widiada added the APEC held in Nusa Dua, Bali, had quite good impact on Klungkung County. He hoped such condition could continue so that the impact of such huge activity would not only occur in Denpasar and Badung, but also in Klungkung and Karangasem. Meanwhile outside the market, the arrival of the APEC delegate’s spouse got tight safeguarding by involving a platoon of police, military and public order officer. (kmb31)

Losses hundreds of millions

Crash when catching fish, a fishing boat sinks Bali Post

NEGARA - Two fishing boats with the weight of 30 GT from Jembrana crashed while catching fish in the waters of Jimbaran, Saturday night (Sep 7). The Samudra Jaya fishing boat sank with its engine and gear after a leak in the hull due to crash with another fishing boat, the Mandala. No fatalities were reported in the crash. Nine of the 43 crews of the fishing boat falling into the sea were rescued into the companion of Samudra Jaya boat. A number of witnesses met on Sunday (Sep 8) told if the crash happened around 00:00 p.m. when the

Samudra Jaya boat was casting nets. The boat operated by Rahman, 40, from Pengambengan village, Negara, was suddenly crashed by Mandala fishing boat owned by Mas Ibrahim, 49, from Cupel village. Position of the Mandala boat carrying about 40 crews was very close to the Samudra Jaya. Although being close, the Mandala boat also spread nets and moved toward the Samudra Jaya boat so that it resulted in a crash. As consequence, the hull of Samudra Jaya leaked and eventually sank. Captain of the Samudra Jaya boat, Asari Rahman, admitted to be disappointed because after crashing

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Seen from the outside, the market looked ready to welcome the arrival of guests from various countries. A banner was seen to have been installed over the entrance of the market. The road previously had some potholes was then suddenly transformed into smooth one with a little asphalt and sand. The market looked different from usual days, where the environment was clean and tidy. The delegate’s spouse seemed to enjoy the visit to the Art Market. When looking at various types of endek and songket, they slightly got new things on the Island of the Gods. Even, one of them was almost left out of the group when the entourage was about to go back to Badung. Transactions between them and the traders occasionally occurred where some of them bought up some kinds of endek and songket fabrics. “Apparently those tourists were good at bargaining. Thus, the traders did not gain a lot of profits,” said one of the traders, Winata.

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and knowing the nine crews sank, the Mandala boat even left the location. He who was on another (companion) boat had disposed two tons of fish catch and tossed ropes and drums for buoy to rescue the falling crews. According to him, the Mandala boat did not suffer significant damage and could arrive at Jembrana. Due to the accident, the owner of the Samudra Jaya boat suffered losses up to IDR 300 million. The owner of the crashing and submerged fishing boat planned to resolve the case amicably. However, the owner of Samudra Jaya planned to report the case to police. (kmb26)

Many calves die in dry season, cattle raisers restless Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Residents at barren villages in Karangasem complained about the difficulty to get fodder and water in dry season. When entering the dry season, even many calves did at Datah village, Karangasem. It was mentioned by cattle raisers at Datah, Sunday (Sep 8). As early symptoms, manure of the calves was liquid. According to a cattle raiser, Luh Manis, from Bingin Atas, Datah, the calves were then getting diarrhea. After being treated by veterinarian, the diarrhea could be recovered, but it even got constipation. Two or three days later, the calf died. The cattle raisers whose calves died were Ketut Sudiana, Gede Kolok as well as Luh Manis. Besides, her neighbors also experienced the same fate. When the calf of Ketut Sudiana got diarrhea, he called off a veterinarian. He expected the pretty calf could be recovered. Then, the veterinarian gave a drug by injection. It was injected for three times and the veterinarian boasted if with the thrice injection it could not get recovered, never called off him. It was truly correct, the calf ultimately died. Since the calf died, each cattle raiser suffered losses of more than IDR 2 million. Later on, a number of calves died after injected by the veterinarian, so that the cattle raisers no longer called off veterinarian. They worried because after paying much for the veterinarian, their calves even died. Some people proved that their diarrheal calf could get recovered after treated with herbal medicine. Poor people of Datah village and surrounding areas were very dear to their cattle. Cattle posed their primary source of income and even served as a family saving. When being in need of money, the cattle could be used as guarantee for poor farmers to earn the trust for borrowing money from their neighbor. It would be made if the cattle had not been sold or the price was not yet profitable. When they urgently needed money and the cattle could be sold, then it would be immediately sold. Rural residents in Abang subdistrict of Karangasem, for instance, did not sell their cattle to cattle market at Bebandem or Rubaya, Kubu subdistrict. But, cattle raisers sold theirs through middleman coming to their home to purchase cattle or called it to come to the home of the cattle seller urgently in need of cash. When cattle price dropped, the cattle middlemen rarely wanted to come because they were reluctant to buy cattle. If they came to bargain the cattle, the price set would be low and often made the cattle raiser disappointed. As the observation, since the raisers very much loved their cattle, so when their cattle were sick they would call a veterinarian. Even, when the people or cattle raisers themselves got sick but was not so serious such as getting cough and fever, they did not even go to a doctor let alone to a health center. When getting fever or diarrhea, they would stay at home and took herbal medicine or hoped to get recovered naturally. (013)

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

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

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

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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‘Riddick’ steals top slot

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Warrior anti-hero “Riddick” slammed into first place at the North American box office, estimates indicated Sunday, stealing the top spot held by “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” for three weeks running. “Riddick,” the latest in the action franchise starring Vin Diesel, took in $18.7 million in its opening weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. That was well ahead of “Lee Daniels’The Butler,” which took in $8.9 million in its fourth week in theaters. That Oscar-tipped drama, about the civil rights era as seen through the eyes of a black White House servant played by Forest Whitaker, has earned nearly $92 million since its release. In third position, up three spots from a week ago, was comedy-drama “Instructions Not Included,” Eugenio Derbez’s movie about a Mexican playboy who is suddenly presented with the child from a previous liaison and forced to become a father. The movie took in $8.1 million.

escaped convict taken in by a reclusive single mother, portrayed by Winslet. “Josh got into his character and, I can say, is an excellent cook of pies,” Winslet told a news conference. “I don’t know about his ability to make chili or anything else, but he certainly is an excellent pie baker.” Reitman concurred, and according to Brolin, the crew on the set were also very pleased with his flaky crusts. But the actor may have taken preparing for the scene a tad too far, according to Winslet. “He got a little bit obsessive with

making pies,” she said. “He would get up at four in the morning and he would come to work with a box and say, ‘I’ve baked you a pie.’” Brolin would also email pictures of his pies to friends and others. Brolin confessed that it all started out of “abject fear” of not being able to do the pie scene with Winslet, described in the script as “the greatest pie making scene in cinema history.” He said he burned the top of the pie on his first attempt while the bottom was uncooked. The reason? He had accidentally turned the oven to broil.

Bruno Mars sing at halftime of Super Bowl

Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. The National Football League made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games on Sunday, with Mars joined by FOX co-host Terry Bradshaw and analyst Michael Strahan in Times Square. The league’s championship game will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Mars is one of pop music’s top acts, with several No. 1 hits including his most recent, “When I Was Your Man.” The 27-year-old singer-songwriter-producer was honored for best male video and choreography for “Treasure” at the MTV Video Music Awards last month. Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States in past years.

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Miss World Pageant contestants perform on stage during the opening of the Miss World Pageant ceremony in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

Actor Vin Diesel, right, and actress Katee Sackhoff arrive on the red carpet at the world premiere of the feature film “Riddick” at the Regency Village Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Josh Brolin makes a great pie, says Kate Winslet Josh Brolin, known for villainous roles, makes a great pie both on and off screen, Kate Winslet, co-star of his latest film, said Saturday, softening his tough guy image. The American actor -- who has played loathsome characters in such films as “Milk,” “American Gangster,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and the Coen brothers’ Academy Awardwinning “No Country for Old Men” -perfected his baking skills for a scene in director Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day.” The film, based on a Joyce Maynard novel, premiered this week at the Toronto film festival. In it, Brolin plays an

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Boca Juniors slip to 10th

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Top 10 Box Office

1. Riddick 2. The Butler 3. Instructions Not Included 4. We’re the Millers 5. Planes 6. One Direction: This is Us 7. Elysium 8. Blue Jasmine 9. Percy Jakson: Sea of Monsters 10. The World’s End

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Miss World starts in Bali amid Muslim hardline protests

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NUSA DUA - Miss World began in Indonesia Sunday amid tight security after days of Muslim hardline protests that forced authorities to order the whole beauty pageant be held on the Hindu-majority island of Bali.

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As contestants took part in a glittering opening ceremony on the resort island, around 100 police, including some armed with rifles, patrolled around the building where the contest was being held. The ceremony saw contestants perform a traditional dance using fans, as well as a Balinese “Kecak”

dance, in which participants sit in a circle and chant while throwing their hands in the air. Nana Putra, an official from MNC media group, the local organiser which is also broadcasting Miss World, said organisers hoped the event would “lift Indonesia’s image to the world”.

But the 63rd edition of the pageant has been overshadowed by a snowballing protest movement, and hundreds of police were deployed across Bali as the event got under way. “So far there is no indication of a security threat,” Bali police spokesman Hariadi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, said. “However we are still increasing our alertness and security -- all entrances to Bali are guarded by our personnel.” Thousands of Islamic hardliners have taken to the streets across

the country during the past week, denouncing the show as “smut and pornography” and burning effigies of the organisers. But the anger has not been limited to radicals, with criticism also coming from the country’s most prominent Muslim clerical body, rights groups, and a government minister. Organisers pledged months ago there would be no bikini round during this year’s pageant in a bid to avoid causing offence. However, this was not enough to stop street protests, and on Sat-

urday the government bowed to the mounting pressure by deciding to move the final, on September 28, and several other events to Bali. While organisers always planned to hold the opening of the show on Bali, the final and other events had originally been scheduled to take place in and around the capital Jakarta. However, radicals threatened to stage huge rallies in the area, where there is considerable hardline influence, to stop the events from going ahead. Continued on page 6


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