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Friday, April 11, 2014 On legislative election Exchange of small money in Bali increases

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Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged. A spokeswoman for the rapper announced Wednesday that he has canceled plans to marry the “Glee” star. Publicist Tracy Nguyen said Sean hopes the two can continue to work through their issues privately. Twenty-seven-year-old Rivera and 26-year-old Sean, whose real name is Sean Anderson, announced their engagement in October. Though the couple met on Twitter, neither tweeted about the breakup Wednesday. Messages left for Rivera’s representatives were not immediately returned. Rivera is best known as Santana on Fox’s

“Glee.” Sean released “Hall of Fame,” his second album, last summer. In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Big Sean, left, and Naya Rivera arrive at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Benefit at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles.

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Heigl sues pharmacy company over photo

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Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials. The 35-year-old who acted in the television series “Grey’s Anatomy” and in movies including “Knocked Up” and “27 Dresses” is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.

A Duane Reade spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The lawsuit says Heigl was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy. It says the company is exploiting the actress’ image for commercial gain despite her objection. The complaint says Heigl plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals.

Lorde, Imagine Dragons lead Billboard nominations

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Newcomers Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the top contenders at next month’s Billboard Music Awards. The breakthrough acts are finalists in 12 categories, thanks to Lorde’s Grammy-winning multiplatinum hit “Royals” and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” also a multiplatinum Grammy winner. Those smashes are nominated for top Hot 100 song against Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Imagine Dragons is also up for top artist and will battle Cyrus, Perry, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, who is nominated for 11 awards. Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” last year’s best-selling album, will compete against efforts from Beyonce, Eminem, Drake and Luke Bryan for top Billboard 200 album. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18.

Elected legislators hoped to drive people’s economy Bali Post

DENPASAR - The people of Indonesia have carried out their obligations in electing the legislative candidates of the House Representatives for the national, provincial, county/municipality level and regional representative council, Wednesday (Apr 9). For the elected legislative candidates, in addition to carrying out duties as a legislator they are also expected to fight for the welfare of farmers so the people’s economy can revive and the Indonesian people could become producer. “After sitting in the national House of Representative and regional representative council, in addition to running the tasks pursuant to the laws, they also carry a special task namely improving the community’s economy. To achieve this, they must work together with the government,” affirmed the academician, AA Gede Putra Arjawa. It aimed, said Arjawa, to raise the people’s economy, especially in the agriculture. “The efforts that should be encouraged are such as providing training to farmers, fertilizer subsidies and working capital. Thus, the

people’s skills can also be raised,” said Chairman of the Bali Environmental Care Forum. On the other hand, the governments were required to set aside public money to boost the economy. Some of the public money should be used for the people’s welfare, not for personal or group interests. “Solid synergy between the government and the House will raise people’s economy. If people are not prosperous, the effect is dominant everywhere and leads to criminality. In addition, the economic difficulty will result in

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For the elected legislative candidates, in addition to carrying out duties as a legislator they are also expected to fight for the welfare of farmers so the people’s economy can revive and the Indonesian people could become producer. antipathy and arrogance of society,” he said. Arjawa was confident that Indonesia could become the producer and no longer the importer, if the government and the House were consistent and consequent to realize the people’s commitment to revive the economy. According to Arjawa, the import was rampant because there were elements of project and refined political tricks. The import only prospered certain people, while the other people became the victims. “For example, if fertilizer is processed in the country, the people’s welfare will increase because it is cheaper. But the advantage of those people is a little. So, they prefer to import,” said Arjawa. In addition, he hoped the members of the House should be able to think of promoting the region and keep Bali from the undermining of investors. Continued on page 6


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Bali News Lack of socialization

Voters confused, voting time delays Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Majority of the Klungkung community was still confused when voting at polling station (TPS) in the election, Wednesday (Apr 9). It happened because people spent a long enough time to vote in the voting booth. Even, there were people spending nearly 20 minutes in the voting booth. Other communities had to wait for hours before using their voting right. As a result, voting time originally scheduled until 1:00 p.m. was ultimately delayed until the afternoon. As observation in the field, such conditions were found in a number of polling stations like at Kamasan village. Until 2:00 p.m., the voting activities were still visible to be done by a number of people. Meanwhile, at other polling stations such as at polling station 6 at Siku hamlet, Kamasan village, the counting of ballots had been made. Similar condition also occurred at polling station 2 at Negari village, Banjarangkan subdistrict. When the other polling stations had calculated the votes, the voting activities were still ongoing. Chairman of the Klungkung Electoral Commission (KPU), Made Kariada, admitted that a majority of voter was still confused when receiving the ballots and made choices in the voting booth. Moreover, the voters were elderly so other people had to wait for their turn for hours to use their voting right. The vot-

ing organizer group (KPPS) at each polling station was made hassles because the voting was carried out until late afternoon. Kariada denied if this year’s legislative election was said to lack of socialization, so that each community was confused while electing. “In the election, it indeed needs longer time to make a choice. It happens on the side of voters. It’s nothing to do with lack of socialization. The Electoral Commission only has something to do with the procedures to vote,” he said. Meanwhile, the Regent of Klungkung, Nyoman Suwirta, amidst the inspection of voting situation with the officials of Klungkung also found a lot of problems in the implementation. Suwirta admitted he had spoken to a number of voters. Majority of them complained about ballots, especially those for the House of Representa-

tive at central, provincial and county level which only carried the name of legislative candidate without photograph of the legislative candidate. “The font of each name is also small. Hopefully, this issue can be considered by the Electoral Commission in the future to make the voting execution smooth. Actually, the public interest is quite high,” he said. The regent judged the Electoral Commission should also think of a lot of people who were unable to read or write. Thus, such condition slightly hindered the implementation of voting so the completion delayed until the afternoon. “If the situation is like this, the voting will end in the afternoon at each polling station,” said the regent. Regent Suwirta conducted monitoring in the south to the east region of Klungkung County, with the visit to 10 polling stations. It was start-

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Unlike on the previous legislative and presidential election, the residents of nursing home at Wana Seraya Tresna Werdha at Biaung hamlet, Kesiman, were not fully served by voting organizer group (KPPS) to the nursing home.

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Majority of the Klungkung community was still confused when voting at polling station (TPS) in the election, Wednesday (Apr 9). ed at polling station 3 of Pekandelan village to Mergan village, Kamasan village, Peninjauan village, Takmung village, Pagutan village and ended up at the polling station 5 of Nesa hamlet in Banjarangkan subdistrict. Meanwhile, Deputy Regent Kasta observed the voting activity from the North to the West territory in the Klungkung County by visiting 9 poll-

ing stations starting from polling station 2 of Selat and then was resumed to polling station 9 of Akah Village, Besang village, Budaga village, Tihingan village, Nyalian village, Tusan village and ended at polling station 1 of Banjarangkan village. Deputy Regent Kasta appealed to all voters in order to vote based on conscience and without pressure by any party. (kmb31)

Tuntun, Dewa Putra, Tinggal and Pageh. All of these nursing home residents were escorted by nursing home staff Made Budiyasa to polling station 10 at the SDN 17 Biaung hamlet, Kesiman, around 12:00 a.m. Secondly, all the nursing home residents were illiterate and even could not see clearly the names of the legislative candidates on the ballots. So, they were guided by local voting organizer group (KPPS) to make choices. “Anyway, I voted randomly because of having no legislative candidate, did not know the name and their serial number,” said Dewa Putra. Even, Dewa Putra conversely asked the reporters which candidate to be cast. Similar condition was also recognized by other colleagues. Understandably the elderly nursing home residents never got socialization from any party about the voting system. Anyway, they did not much think about political affairs, including the name of the legislative candidate and the candidate of

regional representative council. “More importantly, when we are given attention in the matter of food and health is enough,” added Ni Wayan Nyandra. Chairman of the voting organizer group 10, I Wayan Sada, confirmed that the nursing home residents were forced to be accompanied by the officers of voting organizer group in the voting booth. Firstly, it was intended in order the voting was appropriate. Meanwhile, regarding the number of legislative candidate, he said, was determined by the individual. Understandably, the cast might be found inappropriate in the box of the legislative candidate name. Meanwhile, the voting summon was only obtained by 17 people, he said, was based on the data received by the committee from the village and central government. Thus, the residents were given the opportunity at 12:00 a.m. in order the voting organizer group officers could focus on helping them. (sue)

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Cozy Stay, your home away from home

DENPASAR - Within a year,Cozy Stay has becomethe ideal choice for independent travelers ready to experience all that Bali has to offer. If it is business that brings you to town, or a leisure journey to the happening destinations such as Kuta, Denpasar or the hip Seminyak, Cozy Stay is perfectly positioned for all your needs. To make your live at ease, Cozy Stay provides 72 spacious studio apartments with well-equipped in-room pantry, wifi, and others supporting facilities dedicated also for long staying guest. All within the privacy of your own room while enjoying the convenience of a hotel. The multi-functional outdoor lounge can help you to socialize or networking because you can hold a business meeting or friends gathering with equal ease. Don’t worry to be left behind with your works because Cozy Stay will make you stay updated with your work using the internet corner and community board that are put in theindoor lounge. It offers cleverly configured spaces & flexible services so your stay is cus-

31 nursing home residents do not vote Unlike on the previous legislative and presidential election, the residents of nursing home at Wana Seraya Tresna Werdha at Biaung hamlet, Kesiman, were not fully served by voting organizer group (KPPS) to the nursing home. This year, they should come to specified polling station. Strangely, of the 48 nursing home residents, only 17 people received summon of voting. The residents like Dewa Putra and Wayan Nyandra did not know why not all of their colleagues in the nursing home did get summon to the polling station. Even, the nursing staff, Made Budiyasa, claimed not to know why the voting summon was only given to 17 residents. In other words, 31 other residents did not get the opportunity to vote. Those who were recorded to use their right to vote were among others Jagrig, Keterangan, Lemok, Runi, Rakawati, Rimbin, Nyandra, Rusti, Kunil, Muji, Pandra, Lidd, Damuh,

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tomized to your lifestyle needs and budget. “The uniqueness of Cozy Stay is the view itself. The guest is being withdrawn by the view of green rice field, the same nuances as in Ubud. Or we can called it Denpasar’s Ubud”, expresses Adi Oka, the Operations Manager of Cozy Stay. Cozy Stay is welcoming long stay guests with their Long-Less Package “The longer you stay, the less you pay”. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the spacious parking area and vending machine, the additional facilities to be reckoned by the long stay guests. No need to worry to pay the monthly billing of electricity, the laundry, and preparing your breakfast.

Calendar Event for March 5 through May 21, 2014 5 Mar Hari Urip 6 Mar Hari Patetegan 7 Mar Pengeradanan Pura Dadia Agung Pasek Kabayan Penebel Tabanan 8 Mar Saraswati Pura Pasek tangkas Gempinis Dalang Tabanan Pura Pasek Gelgel Sayan Abiansemal Pura Watu Gunung Bima Pura Agung Jagat Karana Surabaya Pura Aditya Jaya Jakarta Pura Pemaksan Banyuning Timur Pura Agung Wira Loka Cimahi Jawa Barat 9 Mar Hari Banyu Pinaruh 10 Mar Soma Ribek Pura Jati Jembrana Pura Kawitan Bayu Gaiyang Bangli Tirta Wening Surabaya Pura Desa Lingga Wana Abang Karangasem 11 Mar Sabuh Mas 12 Mar Hari Pagerwesi Pura Labang Sindu JiwaUbud Pura Kehen Bangli Pura Wira Bhuana Magelang Jawa tengah Pura Padang Sakti Denpasar Timur Pura Payogan Agung Ketewel Gianyar Pura Gaduh Pangiasan Dauh Puri Denpasar Pura Masceti Tampak Siring Pura Dalem Ularan Denpasar Pura Siwa Penebel Tabanan Pura Luhur Sliki Banyuwangi Pura Gunung Lebah Ubud Pura Puseh Sukawati 15 Mar Purnama Sasih Kesanga Pura Nataran Sasih Pejeng Gianyar Pura Bukit Mentik Gunung lebah Batur Kintamani 17 Mar Kajeng Kliwon Uwudan 22 Mar Tumpek Landep Pura Mutering Jagat Dalem Sidakarya

Denpasar Pura Agung Pasek Tabanan Pura Pasek Tangkas Tabanan Pura Kerta Banyuning Buleleng Pura Dalem Tenggaling Singapadu Gianyar Pura Bhujangga Jembrana Pura Dalem pingit Tegalalang Pura Penataran Pande Pandean Mengwi Pura Ida Ratu Pande Besakih Pura Penataran AGung Tulikup Pura Kumuda Saraswati Ubud Pura Batur Arya Tabanan 23 Mar Radite Umanis Ukir Sanggah Gede Dukuh Segening Tegal Tugu Gianyar 26 Mar Buda Cemeng Ukir Pura Pajenengan Kawitan Arya Gelgel Kelungkung Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Pura Pasek Bendesa Legian Kuta Badung Pura Gde Gunung Agung Munggu Badung Pura Puseh Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Peruncak Badung Pura Pasek Bendesa Hyang Krobokan Badung Pura Kereban Langit Mengwi Badung 28 Mar Melasti Pakiyisan Ke Segara Pura Pasek Gelgel Kukuh Marga 30 Mar Tilem Kesanga Tawur Agung 31 Mar Hari Raya Nyepi 1 May Buda Kajeng Kliwon Enyitan 2 May Bhatara Sri Ida Ratu Geng Besakih Pura Penataran Agung Besakih Ida Ratu Raja Puraus Besakih Merajan Saloding Besakih 6 May Anggara Kasih Juluwangi Pura Thirta Harum Tegal Wangi Bangli Pura Baratan Baturiti Pura Batu Klotok Klungkung

Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Jean Paul Gaultier pays tribute to Britain’s ‘cult of difference’ Agence France-Presse

LONDON - French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier paid hommage to London and the British “cult of the difference” as he opened a major retrospective at the city’s Barbican on Tuesday. “This exhibition is a kind of tribute to my love for this city,” he said at the launch of “The Fashion world of Jean-Paul Gaultier, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”. “I feel more at home (in London) than in Paris in certain ways. There is a unique energy here, a unique eccentricity,” he explained, adding that the city is still a great source of inspiration to him. The charismatic designer, clad entirely in black, sparked hilarity by declaring that the British were now much improved in the kitchen and were in reality “little rascals”, contrary to their prudish image. He recalled that the Brits were the first to take an interest in his work, while the French initially “did not care”. “I have always loved individuality and people with character, and it’s true that in London there’s more character than anywhere else,” he told AFP. “They have this cult of being different that I especially love.” It was in the British capital -- where he came “to party” in the 1970s -- that Gaultier made two significant discoveries: fashion store “Biba”, which

he described as “like a dream,” and the play “The Rocky Horror Show,” which heavily influenced his later work. London is the eighth stop for the exhibition, launched by the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal in 2011. The retrospective, already seen by a million visitors according to the organisers, will be held in Paris at the Grand Palais in 2015. London’s influence on Gaultier is highlighted in the show by silhouettes of punks sporting huge mohawks. The exhibition also pays tribute to his British “muses,” including Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss, David Bowie and Boy George. One room is devoted to “Eurotrash”, the outlandish adult television show hosted by Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes on Britain’s Channel 4 during the 1990s. One particular highlight featured the pair in disguise as Prince Charles and his wife Diana, earning it the title of “the grossest show in the history of British television” from tabloid newspaper The Sun. The exhibition runs from April 9 to August 25.

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On legislative election

Exchange of small money in Bali increases Bali Post

DENPASAR - In the legislative election on April 9, 2014, the transactions of money exchange in the representative office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III Bali-Nusra increased. The increase of banknote exchange with the denomination of IDR 10,000 and above and under IDR 10,000 occurred in the period of March which reached IDR 25.72 billion compared to IDR 24.03 billion in February.

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A visitor looks at the creations of French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier during the launch of his exhibition ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier : From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

PVH Corp. invests in Lagerfeld parent company Associated Press

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In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany.

NEW YORK — PVH Corp., the company behind the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, has become a minority shareholder in fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake company. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PVH said Tuesday that the investment in Karl Lagerfeld B.V. will allow it to benefit from growth of the designer’s brand. The deal includes giving PVH first dibs on licensing the brand for North America. Lagerfeld has primarily been focused in Europe and Asia. The company is trying to expand rapidly and says it has been opening a new store every three weeks over the last six months.

International design fair held in Milan

“Currency exchange during this quarter and ahead of the election showed an increase every month, which as of March reached IDR 25.72 billion. Rising of the exchange projections happened due to the moment of the feast as well as payment of transactions in trade,” said Chief Representative of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra, Benny Siswanto, in Denpasar. Benny Siswanto also said the increasing number of money exchange was also influenced by the exchange of unusable or worn banknotes and the banknotes withdrawn from circulation. “The increase was also associated with the BI’s policy to continuously circulate decent money in the community (clean money policy) through the expansion of a small money exchange services in the banking and the efforts to increase mobile cash service in all regions of Bali and Nusra,” he said. Meanwhile, according to Assistant Director of Payment Systems,

representative office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Gede Aryana the exchange transaction within the past three months involved two services namely the exchange in the local BI representative office and the BI mobile cash activity. The money withdrawn from circulation was replaced pursuant to the nominal value and still within 10 years from the date of revocation and the authenticity could still be identified. “People who want to exchange shabby money, the BI provides reimbursement pursuant to the nominal value to the people who exchange the shabby or defect money and the authenticity can still be recognized,” he said. As has been known, for the political campaigns before the legislative election on April 9, 2014, Nyepi and election, the BI had been ready to provide the worth-circulating money. During such critical period, the BI prepared more than IDR 4 trillion of worthcirculating money. (kmb27)

Travelers become freelance tour guide complained by HPI Bali Post

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ROME - The Salone del Mobile international furniture and interior design fair opened in Milan on Tuesday, with 300,000 visitors from 160 countries expected to attend and over 1,400 items on show. Claudio Luti, the director of the Salone, said the six-day event was an important global showcase for Italian creativity and innovation in the country’s business hub and was becoming “more successful every year”. “I like to say that our know-how is Italy’s crude oil,” Luti told AFP. “This Italian taste is our added value but sometimes we do not manage to market it enough,” he said. Fashion bigs including Pierre Cardin, Ungaro and Gianfranco Ferre also presented their home collections at the fair, which takes up dozens of pavilions at the Fiera di Milano in a northwest outskirt of the city. Eight leading architects including Japan’s Shigeru Ban -- winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize last month -- will be taking part in a novel initiative by showing reconstructions of the interiors of their own homes. Italy’s Massimiliano Fuksas and British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid are also expected to participate in the project, which organisers said was aimed at “widening the vision of architecture of the interior”.

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In the legislative election on April 9, 2014, the transactions of money exchange in the representative office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III Bali-Nusra increased.

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Tourists visit Kerthagosa that located on Klungkung Regency. Indonesian Tour Guides Association (HPI) of Bali still find foreign travelers taking side job as tour guides on the Island of the Gods.

DENPASAR - Bali tourism is not only interesting to be visited, but also provides a great benefit for the players. Unsurprisingly, this sector draws the interest of outside community, including foreign nationals. Evidently, the Indonesian Tour Guides Association (HPI) of Bali still find foreign travelers taking side job as tour guides on the Island of the Gods. “They hold a visa for travel, but it is even taken advantage for becoming a tour guide in Bali. Actually it is clearly violating the rules and the law,” complained Chairman of the HPI Bali, Sang Putu Subaya According to Law No.5/2008 on tour guides, foreigners were prohibited from becoming tour guide in Bali. But the reality in the field indicated that many of those who visited Bali took improper job such as by becoming a tour guide or diving instructor. “Foreigners serving as tour guide in Bali can tarnish the tourism image and do not provide proper information. Moreover, it is done without a working visa. If we try to do it overseas, is it possible?” he asked.

On that account, Sangtu encouraged the relevant officials to keep on disciplining because the HPI itself did not have the authority to take action. “Do not just be expressed in seminars. Moreover, foreign travelers disguising as tour guides are really hard to be determined because they are mingling like other travelers,” he said. He said the HPI had monitored dozens of travelers who became freelance tour guides from three months ago. Unfortunately, he did not elaborate specifically the tourist objects frequently visited. “It has been followed up and reported. A tour guide has been arrested and deported to his home country,” he concluded. Other than highlighting the foreigners working as tour guide in Bali, Sangtu also called for the tour guides becoming the vanguard of tourism continued to improve the quality and loyalty. “The tour guides in Bali are still lacking of discipline, including loyalty compared to tour guides in other countries, like Singapore for example. Tour guides in the country are better to wait for an hour than one minute late. It is their slogan. It must be exemplified,” he said while adding that the members of the HPI Bali consisted of 6,500 people from diverse language divisions. (kmb27)


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Gilimanuk missed, smugglers alleged to proliferate Bali Post

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Atmosphere of the art markets in Gianyar, namely the Sukawati Art Market and the Guwang Art Market in Sukawati subdistrict looked different from the usual days.

Voting, Art Market turns quiet

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GIANYAR - Atmosphere of the art markets in Gianyar, namely the Sukawati Art Market and the Guwang Art Market in Sukawati subdistrict looked different from the usual days. Wednesday (Apr 9) coinciding with the implementation of voting day they were more deserted. However, the quiet atmosphere just happened for half a day. Approaching the midday, the atmosphere in the center of the public economic activities began bustling. Observation at both art markets indicated the loneliness occurred ahead of midday. Around 11:00 a.m., only a few stores were already open. Traffic condition which had usually been crowded

by visitors making a visit was expeditious on Wednesday afternoon. Only a few cars and motorcycles were seen in the parking area at both markets. “The stores are still closed as traders are still voting, sir,” said one of the local residents, Dewa Aji. Different atmosphere from usual days was also seen in some road sections and shopping complexes along Gianyar. From Celuk to Batubulan, the art shops were still quiet and not open. Some of the staging venues despite the guests had come could not do the show because the artists were still giving their voting right. Gianyar town also showed the same condition. The area of Jalan Raya Dharmagiri as a metropolis area in Gianyar also looked deserted. Shopping complexes were also closed because the employees were voting in polling stations. (kmb16)

Legislative election in Jembrana

From lacking of ballots to fainted voter Bali Post

NEGARA - Implementation of the legislative election in Jembrana in general had been running smoothly. However, a number of incidents in several polling stations (TPS) caused the election not to run well. Dozens of polling stations, including the one in Negara Prison, lacked of ballots. Meanwhile, at Pulukan village, precisely at polling station 02, the election delayed because it was interspersed with socialization of voting. At the polling station taking place in the classroom of the SDN 2 Pulukan elementary school, a grandmother was fainted while trying to vote. The polling stations lacking of ballots included the polling station 11 Pangkung Tanah Kangin, Melaya, polling station 16 and 7 Gilimanuk, polling station 7 Dauhwaru, polling station 1 Warnasari, Melaya, polling station 6 Pengambengan, polling station 2, 3 and 11 Dangin Tukadaya village, Jembrana and polling station 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9 at Medewi village, Pekutatan. In addition, special polling station in Negara Prison also lacked of ballots. Deficiency of various ballot happened to ballots of county, provincial and national House of Representative as well as regional representative council (DPD). Some polling station officers directly coordinated the matter with the Jembrana Electoral Commission. Chairman of the Jembrana Electoral Commission, Gusti Ngurah Agus Darmasanjaya, told reporters to have overcome

the shortage of ballots by sending the report on that matter. Due to lacking of ballots, some polling stations delayed the implementation of voting. Similarly, at polling station 2 Pulukan, the implementation was delayed as the voting time was interspersed with socialization on the way of voting by the voting organizer group (KPPS). As a result, a number of voters having lined up outside complained because it was too long. Even, at the polling station 1 also located in the area of SDN 2 Pulukan nearly half of the voters had used their rights, while voters at polling station 2 were still waiting. At this polling station, an elderly voter passed out because she was too long to wait. Ironically, the grandmother named Supiati, 71, passed out when she got a turn to cast. Some residents who witnessed said that Supiati was fainted due to shock as she was prohibited voting in the booth accompanied by her son. Agus, 25, said the grandmother who lived at Tegalbabah, Pulukan village, previously had to wait almost for two hours to get a turn. After receiving the call, she entered the voting booth accompanied by her son, Suharmanto. But when she was in the booth and escorted by her son, the grandmother was alleged to be shocked as her son was expelled by one of the witnesses. By family, the grandmother was then rushed to local health center. (kmb26)

NEGARA - Lately, the smuggling through Gilimanuk Harbor is alleged to increasingly proliferate. Even on Sunday night (Apr 6) there was a black Daihatsu Luxio vehicle with license plate W 875 PT driven by Agus Jaya, 42, from Sidoarjo, East Java, was caught carrying six dogs and two cats illegally and secured during the operation held on Jalan A. Yani, Kediri, Tabanan. Besides, based on information since a few months ago the poultry that should not come into Bali had been smuggled for several times and was not searched at Gilimanuk Harbor and freely reached Denpasar and some areas in Bali. “Even, some poultry were dropped in a shelter in Negara and Mendoyo,” said one of the sources. Wayan Tegal, one of the duck collectors accompanied by his wife Wiwit at Dauh Waru village, Jembrana, denied on Wednesday (Apr 9) if he was still receiving smuggled poultry from Java. He admitted that he no longer purchased the ducks from Java because it was often problematic. “Now, we purchase more ducks from local farmers, but our business is now getting deserted due to the presence of smuggled ducks from Java that have been cleaned with wax and preserved with formaldehyde,” said Tegal. The delivery of ducks from Java was said to use a closed pickup truck and the officers never checked them. Even, the delivery could reach four trucks each day. “The ducks have been preserved with formaldehyde so when arriving in Bali they are odorless. As a result, the delivery destroys the price of ducks in the market,” he protested. The cleaned and preserved duck from Java was sold in Bali for IDR 40,000 to IDR 50,000, while the price of local duck was at IDR 50,000 to IDR 55,000. “It’s impossible for us to compete against businessmen from Java. As local entrepreneur, we can do nothing. Just have a look at our cage is empty. We are going to visit the Bali Quarantine Office but have no time yet. We also expect the quarantine officers as well as the drug and food control agency (BPOM) to make an inspection,” he said. Meanwhile, the Regent of Jembrana, Putu Artha, expected the personnel at Gilimanuk to be more alert and vigilant. “Do not let the smuggling case happen. It is now just animal, what happens if people smuggle explosives or hazardous goods into Bali,” he said. However, Artha did not want to blame anybody in this regard. His party expected the business from outside Bali should be more humane. “Do not use formaldehyde to preserve food or poultry that have been cleaned. Do not let the disease come into Bali because it is the role of the officers to conduct inspection and monitor more carefully. Do not let Bali be bombed with flood of unhealthy food ingredients and sold in Bali. Other than harming local businesses they are also harmful to health,” he explained. (kmb)

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FRESNO, California — A suspected contract killer charged in California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said. Errek Jett, the district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said Wednesday that Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a drug cartel. Jett said they believe Martinez because of the details he gave investigators. Martinez was arrested last year shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona and sent to Alabama, where he awaits trial on one murder charge. Once word got out, a steady stream of investigators from across the country came to question Martinez, Jett said. Defense attorney Thomas Turner, who represents Martinez in that lone case, said his client is eager to start a June trial in Alabama, so he can return to California. Turner said Martinez maintains his innocence to the charge there and doesn’t seem to be a hardened killer. “I’ve found him to be polite and a likable individual,” Turner said. “He has a good personality as far as talking with him.” Prosecutors in California say otherwise. Martinez targeted victims in Tulare, Kern and Santa Barbara counties between 1980 and 2011, said Tulare County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Fultz, who filed charges Tuesday. Investigators have released details of their case, saying six of the victims were killed in Tulare County, two in Kern and one in Santa Barbara. They ranged in age from 22 to 56, investigators said. One man was shot dead in 1980 driving to work in the morning, while two men were shot in 1982 working on a ranch, one surviving. The same year, another man went missing before being found two days later by ranchers shot and stabbed to death. Yet another was found in 2000 shot to death in bed with his four children at home. In addition to the nine murder counts, Martinez was charged in California with one count of attempted murder and the special circumstances of committing multiple murders, lying in wait and kidnapping. Four murder charges include the allegation he committed the crime for financial gain, the criminal complaint says. The California charges would make Martinez eligible for a death sentence, if he is convicted.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to chair a Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by pro-Russian separatists in the east and a Russian military buildup across the border.

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This undated photo released by the County of Tulare Office of the District Attorney shows Jose Manuel Martinez.

NATO’s top commander in Europe warned that the alliance could respond to the Russian military threat against Ukraine by deploying U.S. troops to Eastern Europe, but Putin’s latest tactics suggest he may be aiming to secure Russia’s clout with its neighbor without invading. Speaking at a Cabinet session, the Russian leader voiced hope that diplomatic efforts to ease the Ukrainian crisis would yield “positive results,” an apparent reference to talks set for next week that will bring together the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine for the first time. Russia wants the talks to focus on a roadmap for Ukraine that would include constitutional reforms to turn it into a federation and guarantee its neutral status. Those demands reflect the Kremlin’s hope of retaining influence over its neighbor and ensuring it does not join NATO. Ukraine has responded by saying it will not be

dictated by Russia. Taking a tough stance before the negotiations set for next week, Putin instructed the government to be prepared to charge Ukraine in advance for gas supplies — a step that would inflict more pain on a nation already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He said the change needed to be taken if “additional consultations” with the European Union fail to yield results. Russia has already eliminated a gas discount it had given Ukraine, arguing that it was tied to a lease for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base in Crimea, a Ukrainian region that Russia annexed last month. And Ukraine has promised the International Monetary Fund that it will cut energy subsidies to residents in exchange for a bailout loan of up to $14 billion. That means gas prices were set to rise 50 percent on May 1, even before the latest salvo from Putin.

The Kremlin pressure comes as pro-Russia protesters have continued to occupy government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and the West have accused Moscow of fomenting the unrest to create a pretext for another Russian military incursion similar to last month’s takeover of Crimea. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the standoff in Luhansk and the two neighboring Russianleaning regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv must be resolved within two days. “I want to repeat that there are two options: political settlement through negotiations and the use of force,” Avakov told reporters. “We are ready for both options.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov quickly responded by warning against “making 48-hour ultimatums.” “The situation can only be settled through an equal and respectful dialogue,” he said.


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China imports, exports slump in March

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BEIJING - Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March, data showed Thursday, as officials noted that the world’s second-largest economy faces headwinds from tougher regional competition and “friction” with trade partners. The figures are potentially another cause for concern about the the economy, which has shown signs of weakness recently with a string of disappointing indicators on trade, industrial output and consumer spending. Imports slumped 11.3 percent year-on-year to $162.4 billion while exports fell 6.6 percent to $170.1 billion, the General Administration of Customs announced, resulting in a surplus of $7.7 billion. China recorded a surprise deficit of $884 million in March last year.

The results confounded market expectations, which had been for growth of 4.2 percent in exports and 2.8 percent in imports, according to the median forecasts in a survey of 16 economists by Dow Jones Newswires. China recorded an unexpected trade deficit of almost $23 billion in February, which authorities blamed on the Chinese New Year holiday season. That result was China’s first monthly deficit in 11 months. “Currently our foreign trade indeed is having some difficulties,”

Customs spokesman Zheng Yuesheng said in a statement. “China’s foreign trade has seen its competitive advantages in traditional trade being eclipsed due to negative factors including rising competition posed by neighbouring countries and regions and increasing trade friction with major trade partners.” But Zheng urged calm, saying the setback will be “temporary and short-lived” and adding: “We cannot jump to the conclusion that our foreign trade is having a recession.”

For the first three months of 2014, China recorded a trade surplus of $16.7 billion -- down sharply from $43.1 billion the year before -- as exports fell 3.4 percent to $491.3 billion and imports rose 1.6 percent to $474.6 billion, the figures showed. Analysts cautioned that the latest trade figures continued to be affected by fake reporting of exports seen early last year. “We believe that China’s trade growth in the first few months would be distorted as the export overinvoicing activities last year have inflated the base for comparison,” ANZ Bank economists Liu Li-Gang and Zhou Hao said in a research note. Import growth, however, was expected to remain a problem.

“At first glance, the weakness appears to be broad based, with both imports for processing and re-export and imports for domestic use contracting year-on-year,” Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, said in a note. Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday expressed confidence authorities can steer the economy through any troubles. “With all the principles established and policy options at our disposal, we can handle all possible risks and challenges,” Li said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. But despite those tools, Li also discounted any expectations for significant pump-priming even after some limited measures were announced last week.

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, file photo, rows of cars sit on the lot at the Lordstown, Ohio. Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

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DETROIT — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a spate of problems, including air bags that might not inflate. It’s part of a worldwide recall of 6.4 million cars and trucks. So far this year, automakers have recalled about 9 million vehicles in the U.S. If that pace continues, the nation would break the record of 30.8 million recalled vehicles set in 2004. Most of the recalls are from Toyota and General Motors, two automakers that are under government scrutiny and facing bad publicity and allegations that they concealed safety issues. Toyota’s latest recalls were announced before the company even developed specific repairs. They come two weeks after the Justice Department skewered the Japanese automaker for covering up problems that caused unintended acceleration in some cars starting in 2009. Toyota agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle that case, but federal prosecutors can resurrect a wire fraud charge if the company fails to comply with the terms of the settlement.

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Toyota’s actions come as rival GM recalls 2.6 million small cars for defective ignition switches the company links to at least 13 deaths. Of those, 2.2 million are in the U.S. As that crisis unfolded, GM announced recalls of another 3.4 million U.S. vehicles. GM is facing a Justice Department investigation, and last week its new CEO was grilled by Congress over its handling of

the ignition recalls. It also faces fines of $7,000 per day for missing a deadline to answer questions from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, said automakers historically have been quick to fix safety problems when faced with government investigations and bad publicity.

“The manufacturers as a whole look through their inventory of defective vehicles and recall some of the ones that they had passed over before,” he said. After highly publicized cases in the past, such as Toyota’s unintended acceleration problems and Ford’s trouble with Explorers and Firestone tires in the late 1990s, automakers at first quickly issued recalls. But recalls dropped off as

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the bad publicity faded, Ditlow said. The high number of recalls could also be attributed to the use of common parts across an automaker’s entire vehicle lineup, she said. When something goes wrong, more parts have to be replaced. Through Wednesday, GM had recalled about 5.6 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. this year, while Toyota was at 2.85 million.

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Legislative election become a betting exchange Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Legislative election this year is in fact used as a betting arena by investors. Such information increasingly blows more intense before the voting on Tuesday (Apr 8). Unmitigatedly the betting value reached hundreds of millions of rupiahs. Reportedly, the investors had long observed the strength of each legislator candidate in four subdistricts in Klungkung. For example, the candidate considered to have high electability and a chance to win in Klungkung subdistrict were Komang Suantara as the incumbent legislator from Gerindra Party and Ni Luh Ayu Ari Ningrum from Golkar Party. Meanwhile, for Dawan subdistrict was between the incumbent legislators of Hanura Party Komang Gede Ludra against his colleague equally from Hanura Party Ni Kadek Suryani or against the candidate from Gerindra Party Putu Juliarta. Reportedly, who got more votes among them, such candidate would

come out as the winner. There were also people who took advantage of the legislative candidate who could or could not win a chair rather than the opponent legislative candidates. It did not only apply for the candidates contesting at the county level, but also at the provincial and national level. When asked for his confirmation regarding the betting exchange of the legislative candidate, Komang Gede Ludra admitted if he also heard such information. Even, the information was recognized to be getting more intense ahead of the voting last Tuesday. “I heard the bet value reaches hundreds of millions,” he said. However, it was not known who and where the big

investor was from. He also admitted to have heard if his name was competed with other candidates considered to have high electability and the chance of winning towards the Klungkung House. In addition, there were also some candidates who expressed their wish to bet on him, presumably due to large investors behind him. However, this legislative candidate of Dawan subdistrict admitted that he did not want to respond and rejected it directly. “I do not want to get involved in betting exchange like that. I just want to focus and do not want to get involved in betting,” he explained. He considered that legislative candidate should not make the public

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confidence a betting arena. It was tarnishing the public trust that had been willing to come to polling station and use their voting right. Similar opinion was expressed by another legislative candidate from Klungkung subdistrict, Komang Suantara. As a legislative candidate, it was not appropriate to get involved in betting arena using public confidence as a parameter. Suantara himself claimed not to hear if he was taken advantage as ‘fighting cock’ in the betting arena with Ningrum because she was from the same electoral district. He also admitted there was no large investor who had come to him wishing to participate and offer betting with other legislative candidates. “Similarly, there is no other legislative candidates inviting met to bet. If any, it should not be responded,” he said. Meanwhile, another legislative candidate, Luh Ayu Ari Ningrum, was surprised when asked for her

confirmation if the legislative election was alleged to have been used as betting arena by a number of legislative candidates and investors. She claimed she preferred to focus with the winning team on the implementation of legislative election, Wednesday (Apr 9). When asked about the opportunity, she chose to be realistic and look at the results after the voting day. If there were parties who benefited from the results she got, or was even harmed, it would not become a burden. She said that she did not want to get involved in betting arena. They were of three hoped the election could run well. Thus, it could result in people’s representatives who could bring about a change. Such betting exchange also blew previously in the election of Klungkung leader last year. At that time, there was a bet between the winning team of each candidate. (kmb31)

from extinction, Balinese people associate them with mythology. For instance, the animals are regarded as the property (duwe) of God such as the white cow, ape, fruit bats, snake and so on. Through the mythology, devotees are actually encouraged to conserve the wildlife by preserving them based on religious concepts. Mythology seems much more powerful than a call or an appeal to preserve the endangered species.

In the Hindu concept, no single thing is without the power of God. Inside them lie the jivatman or the soul. On that account, the concept of developing compassion for all the God’s creatures should be continued. Through the celebration Tumpek Kandang, people should develop them well for the benefit of life and preserve the endangered species in order not to become extinct. (kmb)

Tumpek Kandang:

A ritual of animal conservation Hindus in Bali commemorate a festivity of Tumpek Kandang. The festivity falling every Saniscara (Saturday) Pon Wuku Uye actually has a meaning to develop compassion for all the God’s creatures, especially animals. Through the Tumpek Kandang ritual, people are expected to develop the livestock sector to strengthen the economic foundations. Then, how should devotees interpret the Tumpek Kandang? In the Sunarigama palm-leaf manuscript is stated that on Saniscara Pon Uye pinaka prakertining sarwa sato. In other words, the day should be made the milestone for preserving all kinds of animals. Celebration of the Tumpek Kandang ritual is not meant to worship the animals. It is a religious festival dedicated to worship Lord Shiva Pasupati, a manifestation of God who has created the animals. On Tumpek Kandang, animals especially cattle are made some celebratory oblations. Essentially, devotees worship the Lord Shiva

Pasupati as manifestation of God serving as the king of all the living things. In the ritual procession, devotees invoke blessing in order their cattle could be bestowed with prime healthy and safety. However, philosophically the Tumpek Kandang celebration implies that people should develop compassion for all the living creatures. In the economic context, the procession mandates that agricultural sector in the broader sense (livestock) can be developed to strengthen the economic foundations of society. Sarasamusccaya says that Ayuwa tan masih ring sarwa prani, apan prani ngaran prana, which means not to ignore any care to animals because they are a force of nature. In other words, people must develop compassion for all beings. Especially on Tumpek Kandang, devotees worship God in His manifestation as Lord Shiva Pasupati in order the cattle could be blessed with welfare. Similarly, the prayers are also recited for other livestock such as pigs, goats, chickens and ducks. Even, a pig for the Hindu community in Bali is often used as a sort of saving or piggy bank. When people hold celebrations, the pigs are slaughter or in emergency case they can be sold to meet the needs. As the animals destined for human food, chickens, ducks, pigs and so forth are often used as a protein

source to support the human life. To that end, those animals should be constantly developed. However, other specific animals, especially those belonged to the endangered species, should be preserved. For example, they are green turtles, Bali starlings, deers, monkeys and so forth. These rare animals must be maintained so as not to become extinct. To keep the endangered species

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Police bomb disposal experts search for evidence next to remains of a car after a car bomb explosion in central Athens on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece Associated Press Writer

ATHENS, Greece — Suspected domestic terrorists exploded a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the financially struggling country. No group claimed responsibility for the 6 a.m. (0300GMT) explosion, which shattered windows in the central bank branch and buildings up to 200 meters away, and left the charred remnants of a car with only two wheels still recognizable. The attack hit a largely commercial zone with a large shopping mall and banks, a few blocks from the Greek parliament. It came one day ahead of a visit to Athens by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country is the largest single contributor to Greece’s bailout program. Police said two anonymous calls — to a news website and a newspaper — gave a 45-minute warning. Apart from a couple of security guards, nobody else was in the immediate area, which police swiftly cordoned off. Forensic experts began combing through the blast site, while gaggles of office workers unable to get to their offices gathered in nearby cafes. An officer said the size and composition of the bomb were still unclear, and the anti-terrorism squad

was taking over the case. He spoke on condition of anonymity, as the investigation is still at a very early stage. The news website that received one of the anonymous calls at 5:11 a.m. local time (0211 GMT) said the caller warned a bomb containing 75 kilograms (165 pounds) of explosives had been planted in a car. The attack comes as Greece returns to borrowing on the international bond market. The country announced Wednesday it was issuing a five-year bond, its first since it became locked out of international markets in 2010. The government has hailed the return to the bond market as proof that the country is emerging from its deep financial crisis. “The evident target of the attackers is to change this image, and change

the agenda,” government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said on an early morning television news show. “We will not allow the attackers to achieve their aim.” Since 2010, Greece has relied on funds from an international bailout, in return for which it has imposed deeply resented spending cuts, tax hikes and labor market reforms. Greece’s economy has shrunk by a quarter, while unemployment hovers at 28 percent. Greece has a long history of domestic militant groups who plant usually small bombs late at night that rarely cause injuries. Although the country’s deadliest terrorist group, November 17, was eradicated and its members jailed in the early 2000s, several newer groups are still active.

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — The United States will expand military training and exercises with Mongolia following the signing of an agreement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the close of his 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region. Hagel’s stop Thursday in Ulan Bator put him in between China and Russia, two global powers that have been sparring with the U.S. over territorial disputes involving American allies. Hagel has repeatedly urged nations to respect their neighbors and resolve disagreements peacefully during his trip. After spending three days in China, Hagel was expected to thank the Mongolians for their contributions to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He was to meet with Mongolian Defense Minister Bat-Erdene Dashdemberel. The agreement signed by Hagel noted that the fledgling democratic nation “serves as a stabilizing influence in Asia and is seeking to modernize its military in a transparent fashion.” Mongolian troops have been a visible and frequent force in Iraq and Afghanistan, often providing security at U.S. facilities. All the commanders who led Mongolian troops during the Iraq and Afghanistan deployments went through U.S. training programs, the Pentagon said. There are about 10,000 active duty Mongolian troops, and to date 9,500 have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or another peacekeeping mission around the world. The U.S. provides about $2 million in foreign military sales annually to Mongolia, and another $1 million in military education and training. Hagel was greeted at the airport with a traditional Mongolian ceremony, in which he was given with a blue scarf and a bowl containing dry milk curd, called aaruul. And later on, Bat-Erdene presented Hagel with a Mongolian horse. The horse is from the Mongolian cavalry’s honor guard battalion and will be kept for Hagel here. Following local custom, Hagel was asked to name the horse. Hagel, who was being watched by Mongolian troops, officials and media, named the horse Shamrock after his high school mascot. Landlocked with 2.8 million people spread over an area twice the size of Texas, Mongolia is dwarfed by China, but also relies on the Asian nation for much of its economy. It has worked to maintain its independence from Beijing and Moscow by increasing its ties to other world powers, including the U.S. and Japan.

Elected... From page 1 Besides, they should be able to position themselves when to prioritize the interests of people and the party. According to Arjawa, all this time the legislators dominantly prioritized the interests of their party. Actually after sitting as people’s representatives, the attribute of party should be released. “Show off good performance for the interest of the people through the synergy with the government. I re-affirmed, the legislators and the government must be consistently and consequently doing the commitment,” he said. (rah)

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INDONESIA Major parties need coalition government Antara

JAKARTA - Electoral contestants in Wednesday’s legislative elections will need a coalition to form a government as, based on quick counts, none of them has collected the required number of votes to nominate a presidential candidate. Although the official results of the legislative elections will be announced by the General Elections Commission (KPU) on May 7 and 9, quick vote counts by various survey institutions have shown that none of the political parties has secured 25 percent of the votes. By law, a political party is required to win at least 25 percent of the total votes or a minimum of 20 percent of the 560 seats contested in the House of Representatives (DPR) before it can nominate its presidential candidate to vie for the presidential election. This suggests that the winner of Wednesday’s legislative elections, in this case the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) based on the quick count, should form a coalition so that it could nominate a presidential candidate for next July 9 presidential race. Quick vote count by the Indonesia Survey Institute (LSI) on Wednesday’s elections placed the PDIP in the first position, winning 19.77 percent of the votes, followed by the Golkar Party 14.61 percent, the Great Indonesia

Movement (Gerindra) 11.80 percent and the ruling Democratic Party (PD) in the fourth place with 9.73 percent. The fifth position was won by the National Awakening Party (PKB) by securing 9.07 percent of the votes, followed by the National Mandate Party (PAN) in the sixth position (7.47 percent), the United Development Party (PPP) in the seventh place (7.08 percent), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) in the eighth place with 6.61 percent, the National Democrat Party (NasDem) 6.77 percent, the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) 5.26 percent, the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) 1.36 percent; and the Indonesian Prosperous and Unity Party (PKPI) 0.97 percent. With almost even distribution of votes won by the electoral contestants, no single political party can nominate its own presidential candidate. They need to coalesce to meet at least 25 percent of votes as required by the law to nominate a presidential hopeful. Indonesia Survey Institute Researcher Rully Akbar stated on

Wednesday night that with such a vote constellation, the electoral contestants could form three bases of coalition that will decide the real political map in the upcoming presidential race. “The three maps of coalitions are the PDIP-led coalition, the coalition of Golkar and the coalition of the other parties,” Rully Akbar pointed out. In the meantime, the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) Executive Director Denny JA predicted that PDIP and Golkar will become leaders of a coalition in the next government. “PDIP and Golkar will become coalition leaders. This means that they will compete in the presidential race but after the presidential elections, they will set up a joint coalition government,” observed Denny JA on Wednesday. PDIP itself has indicated it will open a chance for a coalition. PDIP executive board chairman Panda Nababan confirmed in Medan, North Sumatra that his party, after seeing the result of the legislative elections, was aware that the presidential contest will be very tight.

Stocks down on election result Agence France-Presse

J A K A RTA - I n d o n e s i a n stocks slipped more than three percent Thursday after the main opposition failed to perform as well as expected in legislative elections, sparking fears of future policy deadlock in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. The Jakarta market sank 3.11 percent in the morning after the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) came first with around 20 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s polls, according to unofficial tallies. But while the PDI-P won -- and its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, is on course to be the country’s next leader -- the results suggest it will have to form a coalition government. A party or coalition of parties needs at least 25 percent of the national vote, or 20 percent of 560 seats in the lower house of parliament, to field a presidential candidate in the July

election. The result increased “the chance that any coalition which comes into power may consist of an unwieldy group of parties, rather than just two or three with reasonably similar political platforms”, said Wellian Wiranto, an economist from OCBC bank, in a note. Analysts have warned such an outcome could stall muchneeded economic reforms in the country. He warned that parliament could split into small factions, as has been the case under the current six-party coalition headed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party. “Many decisions will be hard to make,” Umar Bakry, executive director of pollster Lembaga Survei Nasional, told Dow Jones Newswires. Economic growth in Indonesia dropped to a four-year low in 2013, and while external factors played a role, the government has also been criticised for fail-

ing to push through reforms, often due to conflicts between coalition partners. An attempt by ministers to water down a controversial ban on unprocessed mineral ore exports was blocked by parliament, while the government faced strong opposition when it implemented a huge reduction in fuel subsidies. As the unofficial tallies trickled in late Wednesday, Widodo, known by his nickname of “Jokowi” -- who is seen as a fresh face in a country still dominated by an elite from autocratic Suharto era -- signalled he was open to forming a coalition. Support for Yudhoyono’s party halved following recent corruption scandals, while Islamic parties in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country saw a jump in their popularity despite predictions they would slump. Official results will be released in early May.

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Electoral workers examine a ballot as they count votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Electoral contestants in Wednesday’s legislative elections will need a coalition to form a government as, based on quick counts, none of them has collected the required number of votes to nominate a presidential candidate.

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JAKARTA - New presidential aircraft Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2) for the activities of Indonesian president arrived at Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma airport on Thursday. Data acquired from Halim Perdanakusuma airport said the aircraft was purchased at the price of around US$91.2 million or equivalent to Rp820 billion. According to Aerospace Technology website www.aerospace-technology. com, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is an evolution of the BBJ family, providing a 25 percent increase in cabin volume and 100 percent increase in cargo volume compared to the BBJ1. The aircraft are manufactured at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group manufacturing facilities at Renton in Washington, the United States. Manufactured in 2013, the ultra-long range BBJ2 has 25 percent more interior space and two times baggage space. Also, named the next generation 737800, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is 19.2 feet longer than the successful 737. Capable of traveling large legs, the BBJ2 has a strong powerhouse, powered by two General Electric/Snecma (CFMI) CFM56-7 engines. Each produces 27,300 lbs of thrust. 5,750 nautical-mile trips are possible at Mach 0.82. The cockpit of the BBJ2 comes fitted with Honeywell’s digital avionics system with triple IRS and dual digital air data computers. The panel is centered around six large screen EFIS LCD displays. The BBJ2’s technologically advanced cockpit includes dual FMS, dual Rockwell Collins Series 900 VHF comm/nav with DME, HF comms, ADF, GPS, MLS and WXR-700X weather radar. The interior configuration could typically include an executive office, conference rooms, private offices and bedrooms.


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Bali Handara Golf & Country Club IBP

BULELENG - Bali Handara Golf & Country Club is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, and about 66 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. It is surrounded by tropical forests and embellished by the beautiful view of Lake Buyan. With an average air temperature of 16-20 degrees Celsius, the Bali Handara Golf & Country Club becomes the most comfortable golf tourist destination in Bali. This property is also equipped with rooms having private terrace and overlooks the golf holes, equipped with a heater and a mini bar. Luxury bungalows were built with Balinese style where all the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, heating facility, satellite TV and mini bar. Meanwhile, its public golf course with 18 holes is beautifully designed by Peter Thomson, Michael Wolferidge & Associates. It is also equipped with a driving range. Besides, it also provides the facilities like 2 tennis courts, fitness & health, golf equipment stores, massage, traditional Japanese style bath and spa. To pamper your appetite and entertainment, the local restaurant offers international cuisines and an authentic Japanese cuisine, a Karaoke Bar and Lobby Bar. Additionally, a meeting place is also available that can accommodate 70 to 100 people.

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Armstrong probe findings due in a year IBP/File Photo

LOS ANGELES — A strengthened Oklahoma City beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 in Wednesday’s clash of NBA divisional leaders, with Russell Westbrook scoring 30 points in his return to the lineup. The Thunder opened a 2-1/2 game lead on its Western Conference rival on a day of playoffshaping results. Faltering Miami lost again, beaten by a Memphis team that kept up its postseason push, Denver hung on to beat playoff-bound Houston, and Chicago improved its chances of taking the third seed in the East by beating Minnesota. Oklahoma City also got 27 points from Kevin Durant, who had their starting five together for just the second time since Christmas Day. Westbrook had sat out two of the previous three games and has missed 34 games this season with a variety of injuries. Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who could have claimed the tiebreaker over the Thunder if they had won.

Instead, the teams split their season series 2-2. Memphis kept up in the playoff race by winning 107-102 at home against Miami. Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds while Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who stayed one game off the final playoff spot in the West. LeBron James led the Heat with 37 points, connecting on 14 of 23 shots, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, but the defeat dropped Miami into second in the East, behind Indiana. Denver’s Randy Foye scored 24 of his 30 points in the second half to allow the Nuggets to hang on and beat Houston 123-116. Kenneth Faried had 23 points. Jeremy Lin led eight Houston players in double figures with 18 points. Chicago stayed level with Toronto for third place in the East after winning 102-87 at Minnesota. D.J. Augustin scored 21 points and Joakim Noah posted his

league-leading fourth triple-double of the season, with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kevin Love had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves. But he only made 7 of 20 shots and missed six of his eight 3-point attempts. Chicago was 11 for 21 from 3-point range while Minnesota was just 4 for 17. Charlotte won its fifth-straight game and moved into sixth in the East with a 94-88 overtime win at Washington. Kemba Walker made the only field goal for either team in overtime and finished with 17 points and 12 assists, while Al Jefferson had 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Bobcats, who are on their longest winning streak since 2009-10; the only other season they made the playoffs. Washington was 0 for 8 from the field in overtime, scoring just one point from a free throw. Phoenix remained a game ahead of Memphis for the last playoff spot in the West by winning 94-88 at New Orleans.

GENEVA - An inquiry team probing the role of cycling’s leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport’s global governing body UCI said on Wednesday. Brian Cookson, who won an ugly UCI leadership contest in September 2013 vowing to right past wrongs, said the three-member independent commission of inquiry had a crucial role and would publish its findings within 12 months. “We have to have a sport where a parent can bring their child, and know that their son or daughter can go all the way to the top if they have the ability and dedication,” Cookson said in a UCI statement. “Without having to lie, without having to cheat, without having to do things that will risk their health, without having to spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulder.” “If we cannot do that as a governing body, then we have failed our members and our sport. But we are not going to fail. We are going to succeed,” he added. The commission was created after Briton Cookson ousted Irishman Pat McQuaid in the UCI leadership race. McQuaid was in charge for eight years, succeeding Dutchman Hein Verbruggen, in the saddle from 1991 to 2005.

They have rejected claims from the US Anti-Doping Agency that while they were in power, the UCI did too little to stem doping and beat the cheats, notably disgraced US rider Armstrong. The commission has said its main goal is to determine how a culture of doping was perpetuated between 1998 and 2013, and to establish who was to blame. It has appealed to riders who were doped in the past to come forward in exchange for reduced punishment. It has the power to propose reduced sanctions to any rider, official, agent, race organiser or team staff member who admits to an antidoping offence. It can reduce the sanction further if the individual provides valuable information concerning doping practices, and is also empowered to let those who confess keep past prize money. And it also has the power to propose case-by-case reductions for anyone currently suspended from the sport and who reveals more details -- though any such softening will have to be approved by the original sanctioning body, the UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


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Atletico beats Barcelona to reach Champions semis still haven’t won anything,” said Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose team will face either crosstown rival Real Madrid, Chelsea, or Bayern Munich in a two-legged semifinal. Bayern beat Manchester United 3-1 on Wednesday to eliminate the English champions 4-2 overall. Adrian replaced Costa after Atletico’s star striker failed to recover from a hamstring injury and the little-used forward immediately made a mark by rocketing a shot off the near post just before the opening goal. Adrian eventually headed the ball back across the area for Koke to score from close range to the delight of the capacity crowd. Atletico, feeding off the roar of its home supporters, had Barcelona consistently on the back foot early on and Villa found the post in the 11th-minute. Barcelona controlled possession but Atletico was dangerous on the counter as Villa fired on the

run over goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto but off the crossbar — the team’s third touch of the woodwork. Messi had Barcelona’s lone scoring chances of the first half as he headed Dani Alves’ cross past the near post in the 13th before firing wide past the opposite post near the break after Neymar’s quick footwork created the chance inside the area. Barcelona took control from the restart as Atletico hung back, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois doing well to poke the ball away at Messi’s feet as he darted through the area and then recover in time to ensure the ball was deflected over goal in the ensuing scramble. Adrian was taken off to a rousing ovation in the 61st and replaced by Diego Ribas, who scored Atletico’s goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg.

MUNICH — Bayern Munich needed a bit of a wake-up call against a surprisingly resilient Manchester United team. Once it came, there was no stopping the defending champions from reaching a third straight Champions League semifinal. Bayern came back quickly after falling behind in its home stadium, equalizing within two minutes and then scoring two more goals to win 3-1 in the second leg of their quarterfinal Wednesday and go through 4-2 on aggregate. “I think it was very important we scored straight after they did,”

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Atletico’s Adrian Lopez, left, heads the ball for teammate Koke to score the opening goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona in the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Minutes later, Pinto was diving to save from the Brazilian on a counterattack before Atletico’s penalty appeals were waved off when Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano tripped up Villa inside the area. Villa and Gabi Fernandez led

Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. “It was crucial today. It looked like a wake-up call because the first 10 minutes of the second half were a disaster the way we played. We were so slow, we were not there and you cannot do that in the Champions League you will be punished. That’s what they did, but it was a wake-up call and we scored three goals. After Patrice Evra put United ahead with a superb volley in the

57th minute, Mario Mandzukic got the quick equalizer, Thomas Mueller made it 2-1 in the 68th and Robben secured the victory in the 76th. “I had no time to tell my players anything or to think what we could do after we conceded that amazing goal,” Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. “I am very proud of my team and of this club. ... They have a big heart and reacted very well. As title holders, we have a lot of pressure.” The loss means United looks set to miss the Champions League next season for the first time since 1995-96. David Moyes’ team is only seventh in the Premier League, with only the faintest of hopes of finishing in the top four. Its only realistic chance of qualifying for Europe’s top competition was to win it this season, but now the team’s last chance for a trophy is also gone. Bayern dominated the first half but failed to make much out of its possession advantage, and Evra gave United a surprising lead. Antonio Valencia’s swinging cross sailed over everyone in the area but fell to Evra, who unleashed an unstoppable shot into the upper corner. But two minutes later, Bayern was back in the match. Franck Ribery crossed form the left and Mandzukic’s diving header beat

David de Gea. “We concentrated so fabulously but to give up that goal at that moment was very disappointing,” Moyes said. “I thought the players did a great job today. We made it difficult for them for long periods but at the end we just couldn’t keep it.” In the 62nd, Wayne Rooney fluffed a shot while having only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to beat and squandered a great opportunity. Rooney had not trained the whole week because of a toe injury and took an injection to play. Bayern punished the miss in the 68th, when Mueller knocked in a low cross from Robben. And in the 76th, Robben cut inside from the right and made it 3-1 with a low shot that clipped the foot of Nemanja Vidic and rolled into the net, with de Gea on the wrong foot. Bayern had failed to win its last four matches at home against English opposition but once it stepped up the pressure and the pace there was little doubt about the outcome. United remained winless in the Bavarian capital in five outings. “I think it’s great how we came back despite this little setback,” Mueller said. “If we look at both matches, I think we deserved to come through.”

another counter in the 70th, only for Pinto to kick out Gabi’s weak shot. Barcelona failed to muster up anything more and Pinto had to make a late save on Villa to keep it close, but the Catalans could not break through the hosts tight defense.

Simunic appeals Colin Kazim-Richards World Cup ban at CAS guilty of anti-gay gesture

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LAUSANNE — Croatia defender Josip Simunic has challenged his World Cup ban at sport’s highest court, and wants the FIFA sanction for leading fans in a pro-Nazi chant to be frozen during his appeal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will propose a fast-track case which “can be solved in advance of the FIFA World Cup.” Croatia plays the opening match June 12 against host Brazil. FIFA ordered a 10-match ban for Simunic’s actions following a World Cup playoff victory against Iceland in Zagreb last November. The 36-year-old player was likely to be selected for his third World Cup. CAS says Simunic appealed Wednesday to have the ban overturned or deferred for a one-year probationary period. FIFA must agree to a fast-track timetable for the case to be judged by June.

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MADRID — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival Barcelona on Wednesday as Koke’s early goal guided his team to a 1-0 win and into the Champions League semifinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Adrian Lopez filled in for injured striker Diego Costa and created the fifth-minute goal after hitting the post, as the Atletico forward headed an ensuing cross on to Koke to fire home. The boisterous atmosphere at the Vicente Calderon Stadium unsettled Barcelona early on, and Atletico striker David Villa hit the woodwork twice within the opening 20 minutes. Barcelona dug in but produced few tangible scoring chances apart from a pair of first-half misses by Lionel Messi. Atletico, which leads Barcelona by one point in the league, reached the last four of Europe’s top competition for the first time since 1974. The teams had played four previous games this season which all ended in draws, but Atletico’s breakthrough kept Barcelona from the semifinals for the first time in seven seasons. “We just have to keep working hard and stay calm because we

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BRIGHTON — A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn. The 27-year-old Kazim-Richards claimed he was bantering with the crowd at former club Brighton when he made the gesture in the second-tier match in February 2013. But magistrate Darren Reynolds, sitting at Brighton Magistrates’ Court, says “these gestures were insulting.” Kazim-Richards, who now plays for Turkish club Bursaspor, was fined 750 pounds ($1,256), ordered to pay 620 pounds ($1,038) of court costs and a 75-pound ($126) victim surcharge. Fans of second-tier English club Brighton last year published a dossier highlighting the constant anti-gay abuse they face at matches. The southern city is known for its gay and lesbian community.

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Bayern’s players celebrate with supporters after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Munich defeated Manchester by 3-1.

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In this Saturday, May 11, 2013 file photo, Wigan Athletic players including their captain Emmerson Boyce, centre right, celebrate after their 1-0 win over Manchester City in their English FA Cup final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London.

Wigan not ready to hand trophy back yet

LONDON - FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic will aim to cause another seismic upset after last season’s triumph over Manchester City when they face Arsenal in the first of two intriguing semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday (1607 GMT). Hull City, who have never reached the final and whose only semifinal appearance came 85 years ago, take on once-powerful Sheffield United in the second match on Sunday (1507). United, FA Cup winners four times between 1899 and 1925, are bidding to become the first club from the third tier to reach the final. While their Premier League status means Arsenal, the 10-times FA Cup winners, and Hull start as favourites, neither Wigan or United are likely to be easy fodder. Wigan are challenging for promotion after last season’s unwanted double when they became the first club to win the FA Cup and suffer relegation from the top-flight in the same season, while United’s form has improved after a slow start. The Shefiield club beat Premier League Fulham and Aston Villa and second-tier Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic on their way to the semi-final. Both matches will mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 fans were killed at the 1989 semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground. That match was abandoned after six minutes and the weekend games will start at seven minutes past the hour following a minute’s silence before the kickoffs. If Wigan and Sheffield United progress, the FA Cup final would be the first since the introduction of the Football League’s second division 122 years ago not to feature a top tier club. The romance of the occasion was not lost on Hull manager Steve Bruce, an FA Cup winner with Manchester United in 1990 and 1994, who told Talksport Radio on Wednesday that form counts for nothing at this stage of the competition. “Sheffield United have had a remarkable run. They have beaten two Premier League teams along the way,” he said. Arsenal’s last trophy was the 2005 FA Cup and manager Arsene Wenger, a four-time winner, will be desperate to end that drought and rebuild the fragile confidence of his side. The Gunners have won only twice in their last nine league matches, dropping to fourth after having led for much of the season, and they are even in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season for the first time under Wenger.


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Atletico beats Barcelona to reach Champions semis still haven’t won anything,” said Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose team will face either crosstown rival Real Madrid, Chelsea, or Bayern Munich in a two-legged semifinal. Bayern beat Manchester United 3-1 on Wednesday to eliminate the English champions 4-2 overall. Adrian replaced Costa after Atletico’s star striker failed to recover from a hamstring injury and the little-used forward immediately made a mark by rocketing a shot off the near post just before the opening goal. Adrian eventually headed the ball back across the area for Koke to score from close range to the delight of the capacity crowd. Atletico, feeding off the roar of its home supporters, had Barcelona consistently on the back foot early on and Villa found the post in the 11th-minute. Barcelona controlled possession but Atletico was dangerous on the counter as Villa fired on the

run over goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto but off the crossbar — the team’s third touch of the woodwork. Messi had Barcelona’s lone scoring chances of the first half as he headed Dani Alves’ cross past the near post in the 13th before firing wide past the opposite post near the break after Neymar’s quick footwork created the chance inside the area. Barcelona took control from the restart as Atletico hung back, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois doing well to poke the ball away at Messi’s feet as he darted through the area and then recover in time to ensure the ball was deflected over goal in the ensuing scramble. Adrian was taken off to a rousing ovation in the 61st and replaced by Diego Ribas, who scored Atletico’s goal in the 1-1 draw in the first leg.

MUNICH — Bayern Munich needed a bit of a wake-up call against a surprisingly resilient Manchester United team. Once it came, there was no stopping the defending champions from reaching a third straight Champions League semifinal. Bayern came back quickly after falling behind in its home stadium, equalizing within two minutes and then scoring two more goals to win 3-1 in the second leg of their quarterfinal Wednesday and go through 4-2 on aggregate. “I think it was very important we scored straight after they did,”

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Atletico’s Adrian Lopez, left, heads the ball for teammate Koke to score the opening goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona in the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Minutes later, Pinto was diving to save from the Brazilian on a counterattack before Atletico’s penalty appeals were waved off when Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano tripped up Villa inside the area. Villa and Gabi Fernandez led

Bayern winger Arjen Robben said. “It was crucial today. It looked like a wake-up call because the first 10 minutes of the second half were a disaster the way we played. We were so slow, we were not there and you cannot do that in the Champions League you will be punished. That’s what they did, but it was a wake-up call and we scored three goals. After Patrice Evra put United ahead with a superb volley in the

57th minute, Mario Mandzukic got the quick equalizer, Thomas Mueller made it 2-1 in the 68th and Robben secured the victory in the 76th. “I had no time to tell my players anything or to think what we could do after we conceded that amazing goal,” Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. “I am very proud of my team and of this club. ... They have a big heart and reacted very well. As title holders, we have a lot of pressure.” The loss means United looks set to miss the Champions League next season for the first time since 1995-96. David Moyes’ team is only seventh in the Premier League, with only the faintest of hopes of finishing in the top four. Its only realistic chance of qualifying for Europe’s top competition was to win it this season, but now the team’s last chance for a trophy is also gone. Bayern dominated the first half but failed to make much out of its possession advantage, and Evra gave United a surprising lead. Antonio Valencia’s swinging cross sailed over everyone in the area but fell to Evra, who unleashed an unstoppable shot into the upper corner. But two minutes later, Bayern was back in the match. Franck Ribery crossed form the left and Mandzukic’s diving header beat

David de Gea. “We concentrated so fabulously but to give up that goal at that moment was very disappointing,” Moyes said. “I thought the players did a great job today. We made it difficult for them for long periods but at the end we just couldn’t keep it.” In the 62nd, Wayne Rooney fluffed a shot while having only goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to beat and squandered a great opportunity. Rooney had not trained the whole week because of a toe injury and took an injection to play. Bayern punished the miss in the 68th, when Mueller knocked in a low cross from Robben. And in the 76th, Robben cut inside from the right and made it 3-1 with a low shot that clipped the foot of Nemanja Vidic and rolled into the net, with de Gea on the wrong foot. Bayern had failed to win its last four matches at home against English opposition but once it stepped up the pressure and the pace there was little doubt about the outcome. United remained winless in the Bavarian capital in five outings. “I think it’s great how we came back despite this little setback,” Mueller said. “If we look at both matches, I think we deserved to come through.”

another counter in the 70th, only for Pinto to kick out Gabi’s weak shot. Barcelona failed to muster up anything more and Pinto had to make a late save on Villa to keep it close, but the Catalans could not break through the hosts tight defense.

Simunic appeals Colin Kazim-Richards World Cup ban at CAS guilty of anti-gay gesture

AP Photo/Darko Bandic,File

LAUSANNE — Croatia defender Josip Simunic has challenged his World Cup ban at sport’s highest court, and wants the FIFA sanction for leading fans in a pro-Nazi chant to be frozen during his appeal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will propose a fast-track case which “can be solved in advance of the FIFA World Cup.” Croatia plays the opening match June 12 against host Brazil. FIFA ordered a 10-match ban for Simunic’s actions following a World Cup playoff victory against Iceland in Zagreb last November. The 36-year-old player was likely to be selected for his third World Cup. CAS says Simunic appealed Wednesday to have the ban overturned or deferred for a one-year probationary period. FIFA must agree to a fast-track timetable for the case to be judged by June.

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MADRID — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival Barcelona on Wednesday as Koke’s early goal guided his team to a 1-0 win and into the Champions League semifinals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Adrian Lopez filled in for injured striker Diego Costa and created the fifth-minute goal after hitting the post, as the Atletico forward headed an ensuing cross on to Koke to fire home. The boisterous atmosphere at the Vicente Calderon Stadium unsettled Barcelona early on, and Atletico striker David Villa hit the woodwork twice within the opening 20 minutes. Barcelona dug in but produced few tangible scoring chances apart from a pair of first-half misses by Lionel Messi. Atletico, which leads Barcelona by one point in the league, reached the last four of Europe’s top competition for the first time since 1974. The teams had played four previous games this season which all ended in draws, but Atletico’s breakthrough kept Barcelona from the semifinals for the first time in seven seasons. “We just have to keep working hard and stay calm because we

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BRIGHTON — A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn. The 27-year-old Kazim-Richards claimed he was bantering with the crowd at former club Brighton when he made the gesture in the second-tier match in February 2013. But magistrate Darren Reynolds, sitting at Brighton Magistrates’ Court, says “these gestures were insulting.” Kazim-Richards, who now plays for Turkish club Bursaspor, was fined 750 pounds ($1,256), ordered to pay 620 pounds ($1,038) of court costs and a 75-pound ($126) victim surcharge. Fans of second-tier English club Brighton last year published a dossier highlighting the constant anti-gay abuse they face at matches. The southern city is known for its gay and lesbian community.

AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

Bayern’s players celebrate with supporters after the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Munich defeated Manchester by 3-1.

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In this Saturday, May 11, 2013 file photo, Wigan Athletic players including their captain Emmerson Boyce, centre right, celebrate after their 1-0 win over Manchester City in their English FA Cup final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London.

Wigan not ready to hand trophy back yet

LONDON - FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic will aim to cause another seismic upset after last season’s triumph over Manchester City when they face Arsenal in the first of two intriguing semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday (1607 GMT). Hull City, who have never reached the final and whose only semifinal appearance came 85 years ago, take on once-powerful Sheffield United in the second match on Sunday (1507). United, FA Cup winners four times between 1899 and 1925, are bidding to become the first club from the third tier to reach the final. While their Premier League status means Arsenal, the 10-times FA Cup winners, and Hull start as favourites, neither Wigan or United are likely to be easy fodder. Wigan are challenging for promotion after last season’s unwanted double when they became the first club to win the FA Cup and suffer relegation from the top-flight in the same season, while United’s form has improved after a slow start. The Shefiield club beat Premier League Fulham and Aston Villa and second-tier Nottingham Forest and Charlton Athletic on their way to the semi-final. Both matches will mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 fans were killed at the 1989 semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground. That match was abandoned after six minutes and the weekend games will start at seven minutes past the hour following a minute’s silence before the kickoffs. If Wigan and Sheffield United progress, the FA Cup final would be the first since the introduction of the Football League’s second division 122 years ago not to feature a top tier club. The romance of the occasion was not lost on Hull manager Steve Bruce, an FA Cup winner with Manchester United in 1990 and 1994, who told Talksport Radio on Wednesday that form counts for nothing at this stage of the competition. “Sheffield United have had a remarkable run. They have beaten two Premier League teams along the way,” he said. Arsenal’s last trophy was the 2005 FA Cup and manager Arsene Wenger, a four-time winner, will be desperate to end that drought and rebuild the fragile confidence of his side. The Gunners have won only twice in their last nine league matches, dropping to fourth after having led for much of the season, and they are even in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season for the first time under Wenger.


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Bali Handara Golf & Country Club IBP

BULELENG - Bali Handara Golf & Country Club is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level, and about 66 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. It is surrounded by tropical forests and embellished by the beautiful view of Lake Buyan. With an average air temperature of 16-20 degrees Celsius, the Bali Handara Golf & Country Club becomes the most comfortable golf tourist destination in Bali. This property is also equipped with rooms having private terrace and overlooks the golf holes, equipped with a heater and a mini bar. Luxury bungalows were built with Balinese style where all the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, heating facility, satellite TV and mini bar. Meanwhile, its public golf course with 18 holes is beautifully designed by Peter Thomson, Michael Wolferidge & Associates. It is also equipped with a driving range. Besides, it also provides the facilities like 2 tennis courts, fitness & health, golf equipment stores, massage, traditional Japanese style bath and spa. To pamper your appetite and entertainment, the local restaurant offers international cuisines and an authentic Japanese cuisine, a Karaoke Bar and Lobby Bar. Additionally, a meeting place is also available that can accommodate 70 to 100 people.

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Armstrong probe findings due in a year IBP/File Photo

LOS ANGELES — A strengthened Oklahoma City beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 in Wednesday’s clash of NBA divisional leaders, with Russell Westbrook scoring 30 points in his return to the lineup. The Thunder opened a 2-1/2 game lead on its Western Conference rival on a day of playoffshaping results. Faltering Miami lost again, beaten by a Memphis team that kept up its postseason push, Denver hung on to beat playoff-bound Houston, and Chicago improved its chances of taking the third seed in the East by beating Minnesota. Oklahoma City also got 27 points from Kevin Durant, who had their starting five together for just the second time since Christmas Day. Westbrook had sat out two of the previous three games and has missed 34 games this season with a variety of injuries. Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who could have claimed the tiebreaker over the Thunder if they had won.

Instead, the teams split their season series 2-2. Memphis kept up in the playoff race by winning 107-102 at home against Miami. Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds while Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who stayed one game off the final playoff spot in the West. LeBron James led the Heat with 37 points, connecting on 14 of 23 shots, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, but the defeat dropped Miami into second in the East, behind Indiana. Denver’s Randy Foye scored 24 of his 30 points in the second half to allow the Nuggets to hang on and beat Houston 123-116. Kenneth Faried had 23 points. Jeremy Lin led eight Houston players in double figures with 18 points. Chicago stayed level with Toronto for third place in the East after winning 102-87 at Minnesota. D.J. Augustin scored 21 points and Joakim Noah posted his

league-leading fourth triple-double of the season, with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kevin Love had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves. But he only made 7 of 20 shots and missed six of his eight 3-point attempts. Chicago was 11 for 21 from 3-point range while Minnesota was just 4 for 17. Charlotte won its fifth-straight game and moved into sixth in the East with a 94-88 overtime win at Washington. Kemba Walker made the only field goal for either team in overtime and finished with 17 points and 12 assists, while Al Jefferson had 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Bobcats, who are on their longest winning streak since 2009-10; the only other season they made the playoffs. Washington was 0 for 8 from the field in overtime, scoring just one point from a free throw. Phoenix remained a game ahead of Memphis for the last playoff spot in the West by winning 94-88 at New Orleans.

GENEVA - An inquiry team probing the role of cycling’s leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport’s global governing body UCI said on Wednesday. Brian Cookson, who won an ugly UCI leadership contest in September 2013 vowing to right past wrongs, said the three-member independent commission of inquiry had a crucial role and would publish its findings within 12 months. “We have to have a sport where a parent can bring their child, and know that their son or daughter can go all the way to the top if they have the ability and dedication,” Cookson said in a UCI statement. “Without having to lie, without having to cheat, without having to do things that will risk their health, without having to spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulder.” “If we cannot do that as a governing body, then we have failed our members and our sport. But we are not going to fail. We are going to succeed,” he added. The commission was created after Briton Cookson ousted Irishman Pat McQuaid in the UCI leadership race. McQuaid was in charge for eight years, succeeding Dutchman Hein Verbruggen, in the saddle from 1991 to 2005.

They have rejected claims from the US Anti-Doping Agency that while they were in power, the UCI did too little to stem doping and beat the cheats, notably disgraced US rider Armstrong. The commission has said its main goal is to determine how a culture of doping was perpetuated between 1998 and 2013, and to establish who was to blame. It has appealed to riders who were doped in the past to come forward in exchange for reduced punishment. It has the power to propose reduced sanctions to any rider, official, agent, race organiser or team staff member who admits to an antidoping offence. It can reduce the sanction further if the individual provides valuable information concerning doping practices, and is also empowered to let those who confess keep past prize money. And it also has the power to propose case-by-case reductions for anyone currently suspended from the sport and who reveals more details -- though any such softening will have to be approved by the original sanctioning body, the UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


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Police bomb disposal experts search for evidence next to remains of a car after a car bomb explosion in central Athens on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece Associated Press Writer

ATHENS, Greece — Suspected domestic terrorists exploded a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the financially struggling country. No group claimed responsibility for the 6 a.m. (0300GMT) explosion, which shattered windows in the central bank branch and buildings up to 200 meters away, and left the charred remnants of a car with only two wheels still recognizable. The attack hit a largely commercial zone with a large shopping mall and banks, a few blocks from the Greek parliament. It came one day ahead of a visit to Athens by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country is the largest single contributor to Greece’s bailout program. Police said two anonymous calls — to a news website and a newspaper — gave a 45-minute warning. Apart from a couple of security guards, nobody else was in the immediate area, which police swiftly cordoned off. Forensic experts began combing through the blast site, while gaggles of office workers unable to get to their offices gathered in nearby cafes. An officer said the size and composition of the bomb were still unclear, and the anti-terrorism squad

was taking over the case. He spoke on condition of anonymity, as the investigation is still at a very early stage. The news website that received one of the anonymous calls at 5:11 a.m. local time (0211 GMT) said the caller warned a bomb containing 75 kilograms (165 pounds) of explosives had been planted in a car. The attack comes as Greece returns to borrowing on the international bond market. The country announced Wednesday it was issuing a five-year bond, its first since it became locked out of international markets in 2010. The government has hailed the return to the bond market as proof that the country is emerging from its deep financial crisis. “The evident target of the attackers is to change this image, and change

the agenda,” government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said on an early morning television news show. “We will not allow the attackers to achieve their aim.” Since 2010, Greece has relied on funds from an international bailout, in return for which it has imposed deeply resented spending cuts, tax hikes and labor market reforms. Greece’s economy has shrunk by a quarter, while unemployment hovers at 28 percent. Greece has a long history of domestic militant groups who plant usually small bombs late at night that rarely cause injuries. Although the country’s deadliest terrorist group, November 17, was eradicated and its members jailed in the early 2000s, several newer groups are still active.

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — The United States will expand military training and exercises with Mongolia following the signing of an agreement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the close of his 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region. Hagel’s stop Thursday in Ulan Bator put him in between China and Russia, two global powers that have been sparring with the U.S. over territorial disputes involving American allies. Hagel has repeatedly urged nations to respect their neighbors and resolve disagreements peacefully during his trip. After spending three days in China, Hagel was expected to thank the Mongolians for their contributions to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He was to meet with Mongolian Defense Minister Bat-Erdene Dashdemberel. The agreement signed by Hagel noted that the fledgling democratic nation “serves as a stabilizing influence in Asia and is seeking to modernize its military in a transparent fashion.” Mongolian troops have been a visible and frequent force in Iraq and Afghanistan, often providing security at U.S. facilities. All the commanders who led Mongolian troops during the Iraq and Afghanistan deployments went through U.S. training programs, the Pentagon said. There are about 10,000 active duty Mongolian troops, and to date 9,500 have served in Iraq, Afghanistan or another peacekeeping mission around the world. The U.S. provides about $2 million in foreign military sales annually to Mongolia, and another $1 million in military education and training. Hagel was greeted at the airport with a traditional Mongolian ceremony, in which he was given with a blue scarf and a bowl containing dry milk curd, called aaruul. And later on, Bat-Erdene presented Hagel with a Mongolian horse. The horse is from the Mongolian cavalry’s honor guard battalion and will be kept for Hagel here. Following local custom, Hagel was asked to name the horse. Hagel, who was being watched by Mongolian troops, officials and media, named the horse Shamrock after his high school mascot. Landlocked with 2.8 million people spread over an area twice the size of Texas, Mongolia is dwarfed by China, but also relies on the Asian nation for much of its economy. It has worked to maintain its independence from Beijing and Moscow by increasing its ties to other world powers, including the U.S. and Japan.

Elected... From page 1 Besides, they should be able to position themselves when to prioritize the interests of people and the party. According to Arjawa, all this time the legislators dominantly prioritized the interests of their party. Actually after sitting as people’s representatives, the attribute of party should be released. “Show off good performance for the interest of the people through the synergy with the government. I re-affirmed, the legislators and the government must be consistently and consequently doing the commitment,” he said. (rah)

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INDONESIA Major parties need coalition government Antara

JAKARTA - Electoral contestants in Wednesday’s legislative elections will need a coalition to form a government as, based on quick counts, none of them has collected the required number of votes to nominate a presidential candidate. Although the official results of the legislative elections will be announced by the General Elections Commission (KPU) on May 7 and 9, quick vote counts by various survey institutions have shown that none of the political parties has secured 25 percent of the votes. By law, a political party is required to win at least 25 percent of the total votes or a minimum of 20 percent of the 560 seats contested in the House of Representatives (DPR) before it can nominate its presidential candidate to vie for the presidential election. This suggests that the winner of Wednesday’s legislative elections, in this case the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) based on the quick count, should form a coalition so that it could nominate a presidential candidate for next July 9 presidential race. Quick vote count by the Indonesia Survey Institute (LSI) on Wednesday’s elections placed the PDIP in the first position, winning 19.77 percent of the votes, followed by the Golkar Party 14.61 percent, the Great Indonesia

Movement (Gerindra) 11.80 percent and the ruling Democratic Party (PD) in the fourth place with 9.73 percent. The fifth position was won by the National Awakening Party (PKB) by securing 9.07 percent of the votes, followed by the National Mandate Party (PAN) in the sixth position (7.47 percent), the United Development Party (PPP) in the seventh place (7.08 percent), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) in the eighth place with 6.61 percent, the National Democrat Party (NasDem) 6.77 percent, the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) 5.26 percent, the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) 1.36 percent; and the Indonesian Prosperous and Unity Party (PKPI) 0.97 percent. With almost even distribution of votes won by the electoral contestants, no single political party can nominate its own presidential candidate. They need to coalesce to meet at least 25 percent of votes as required by the law to nominate a presidential hopeful. Indonesia Survey Institute Researcher Rully Akbar stated on

Wednesday night that with such a vote constellation, the electoral contestants could form three bases of coalition that will decide the real political map in the upcoming presidential race. “The three maps of coalitions are the PDIP-led coalition, the coalition of Golkar and the coalition of the other parties,” Rully Akbar pointed out. In the meantime, the Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) Executive Director Denny JA predicted that PDIP and Golkar will become leaders of a coalition in the next government. “PDIP and Golkar will become coalition leaders. This means that they will compete in the presidential race but after the presidential elections, they will set up a joint coalition government,” observed Denny JA on Wednesday. PDIP itself has indicated it will open a chance for a coalition. PDIP executive board chairman Panda Nababan confirmed in Medan, North Sumatra that his party, after seeing the result of the legislative elections, was aware that the presidential contest will be very tight.

Stocks down on election result Agence France-Presse

J A K A RTA - I n d o n e s i a n stocks slipped more than three percent Thursday after the main opposition failed to perform as well as expected in legislative elections, sparking fears of future policy deadlock in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. The Jakarta market sank 3.11 percent in the morning after the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) came first with around 20 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s polls, according to unofficial tallies. But while the PDI-P won -- and its popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, is on course to be the country’s next leader -- the results suggest it will have to form a coalition government. A party or coalition of parties needs at least 25 percent of the national vote, or 20 percent of 560 seats in the lower house of parliament, to field a presidential candidate in the July

election. The result increased “the chance that any coalition which comes into power may consist of an unwieldy group of parties, rather than just two or three with reasonably similar political platforms”, said Wellian Wiranto, an economist from OCBC bank, in a note. Analysts have warned such an outcome could stall muchneeded economic reforms in the country. He warned that parliament could split into small factions, as has been the case under the current six-party coalition headed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party. “Many decisions will be hard to make,” Umar Bakry, executive director of pollster Lembaga Survei Nasional, told Dow Jones Newswires. Economic growth in Indonesia dropped to a four-year low in 2013, and while external factors played a role, the government has also been criticised for fail-

ing to push through reforms, often due to conflicts between coalition partners. An attempt by ministers to water down a controversial ban on unprocessed mineral ore exports was blocked by parliament, while the government faced strong opposition when it implemented a huge reduction in fuel subsidies. As the unofficial tallies trickled in late Wednesday, Widodo, known by his nickname of “Jokowi” -- who is seen as a fresh face in a country still dominated by an elite from autocratic Suharto era -- signalled he was open to forming a coalition. Support for Yudhoyono’s party halved following recent corruption scandals, while Islamic parties in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country saw a jump in their popularity despite predictions they would slump. Official results will be released in early May.

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Electoral workers examine a ballot as they count votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Electoral contestants in Wednesday’s legislative elections will need a coalition to form a government as, based on quick counts, none of them has collected the required number of votes to nominate a presidential candidate.

Indonesian Air Force One arrived

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JAKARTA - New presidential aircraft Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2) for the activities of Indonesian president arrived at Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma airport on Thursday. Data acquired from Halim Perdanakusuma airport said the aircraft was purchased at the price of around US$91.2 million or equivalent to Rp820 billion. According to Aerospace Technology website www.aerospace-technology. com, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is an evolution of the BBJ family, providing a 25 percent increase in cabin volume and 100 percent increase in cargo volume compared to the BBJ1. The aircraft are manufactured at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group manufacturing facilities at Renton in Washington, the United States. Manufactured in 2013, the ultra-long range BBJ2 has 25 percent more interior space and two times baggage space. Also, named the next generation 737800, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is 19.2 feet longer than the successful 737. Capable of traveling large legs, the BBJ2 has a strong powerhouse, powered by two General Electric/Snecma (CFMI) CFM56-7 engines. Each produces 27,300 lbs of thrust. 5,750 nautical-mile trips are possible at Mach 0.82. The cockpit of the BBJ2 comes fitted with Honeywell’s digital avionics system with triple IRS and dual digital air data computers. The panel is centered around six large screen EFIS LCD displays. The BBJ2’s technologically advanced cockpit includes dual FMS, dual Rockwell Collins Series 900 VHF comm/nav with DME, HF comms, ADF, GPS, MLS and WXR-700X weather radar. The interior configuration could typically include an executive office, conference rooms, private offices and bedrooms.


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China imports, exports slump in March

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BEIJING - Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March, data showed Thursday, as officials noted that the world’s second-largest economy faces headwinds from tougher regional competition and “friction” with trade partners. The figures are potentially another cause for concern about the the economy, which has shown signs of weakness recently with a string of disappointing indicators on trade, industrial output and consumer spending. Imports slumped 11.3 percent year-on-year to $162.4 billion while exports fell 6.6 percent to $170.1 billion, the General Administration of Customs announced, resulting in a surplus of $7.7 billion. China recorded a surprise deficit of $884 million in March last year.

The results confounded market expectations, which had been for growth of 4.2 percent in exports and 2.8 percent in imports, according to the median forecasts in a survey of 16 economists by Dow Jones Newswires. China recorded an unexpected trade deficit of almost $23 billion in February, which authorities blamed on the Chinese New Year holiday season. That result was China’s first monthly deficit in 11 months. “Currently our foreign trade indeed is having some difficulties,”

Customs spokesman Zheng Yuesheng said in a statement. “China’s foreign trade has seen its competitive advantages in traditional trade being eclipsed due to negative factors including rising competition posed by neighbouring countries and regions and increasing trade friction with major trade partners.” But Zheng urged calm, saying the setback will be “temporary and short-lived” and adding: “We cannot jump to the conclusion that our foreign trade is having a recession.”

For the first three months of 2014, China recorded a trade surplus of $16.7 billion -- down sharply from $43.1 billion the year before -- as exports fell 3.4 percent to $491.3 billion and imports rose 1.6 percent to $474.6 billion, the figures showed. Analysts cautioned that the latest trade figures continued to be affected by fake reporting of exports seen early last year. “We believe that China’s trade growth in the first few months would be distorted as the export overinvoicing activities last year have inflated the base for comparison,” ANZ Bank economists Liu Li-Gang and Zhou Hao said in a research note. Import growth, however, was expected to remain a problem.

“At first glance, the weakness appears to be broad based, with both imports for processing and re-export and imports for domestic use contracting year-on-year,” Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, said in a note. Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday expressed confidence authorities can steer the economy through any troubles. “With all the principles established and policy options at our disposal, we can handle all possible risks and challenges,” Li said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. But despite those tools, Li also discounted any expectations for significant pump-priming even after some limited measures were announced last week.

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, file photo, rows of cars sit on the lot at the Lordstown, Ohio. Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

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DETROIT — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a spate of problems, including air bags that might not inflate. It’s part of a worldwide recall of 6.4 million cars and trucks. So far this year, automakers have recalled about 9 million vehicles in the U.S. If that pace continues, the nation would break the record of 30.8 million recalled vehicles set in 2004. Most of the recalls are from Toyota and General Motors, two automakers that are under government scrutiny and facing bad publicity and allegations that they concealed safety issues. Toyota’s latest recalls were announced before the company even developed specific repairs. They come two weeks after the Justice Department skewered the Japanese automaker for covering up problems that caused unintended acceleration in some cars starting in 2009. Toyota agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle that case, but federal prosecutors can resurrect a wire fraud charge if the company fails to comply with the terms of the settlement.

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Toyota’s actions come as rival GM recalls 2.6 million small cars for defective ignition switches the company links to at least 13 deaths. Of those, 2.2 million are in the U.S. As that crisis unfolded, GM announced recalls of another 3.4 million U.S. vehicles. GM is facing a Justice Department investigation, and last week its new CEO was grilled by Congress over its handling of

the ignition recalls. It also faces fines of $7,000 per day for missing a deadline to answer questions from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, said automakers historically have been quick to fix safety problems when faced with government investigations and bad publicity.

“The manufacturers as a whole look through their inventory of defective vehicles and recall some of the ones that they had passed over before,” he said. After highly publicized cases in the past, such as Toyota’s unintended acceleration problems and Ford’s trouble with Explorers and Firestone tires in the late 1990s, automakers at first quickly issued recalls. But recalls dropped off as

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the bad publicity faded, Ditlow said. The high number of recalls could also be attributed to the use of common parts across an automaker’s entire vehicle lineup, she said. When something goes wrong, more parts have to be replaced. Through Wednesday, GM had recalled about 5.6 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. this year, while Toyota was at 2.85 million.

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Legislative election become a betting exchange Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Legislative election this year is in fact used as a betting arena by investors. Such information increasingly blows more intense before the voting on Tuesday (Apr 8). Unmitigatedly the betting value reached hundreds of millions of rupiahs. Reportedly, the investors had long observed the strength of each legislator candidate in four subdistricts in Klungkung. For example, the candidate considered to have high electability and a chance to win in Klungkung subdistrict were Komang Suantara as the incumbent legislator from Gerindra Party and Ni Luh Ayu Ari Ningrum from Golkar Party. Meanwhile, for Dawan subdistrict was between the incumbent legislators of Hanura Party Komang Gede Ludra against his colleague equally from Hanura Party Ni Kadek Suryani or against the candidate from Gerindra Party Putu Juliarta. Reportedly, who got more votes among them, such candidate would

come out as the winner. There were also people who took advantage of the legislative candidate who could or could not win a chair rather than the opponent legislative candidates. It did not only apply for the candidates contesting at the county level, but also at the provincial and national level. When asked for his confirmation regarding the betting exchange of the legislative candidate, Komang Gede Ludra admitted if he also heard such information. Even, the information was recognized to be getting more intense ahead of the voting last Tuesday. “I heard the bet value reaches hundreds of millions,” he said. However, it was not known who and where the big

investor was from. He also admitted to have heard if his name was competed with other candidates considered to have high electability and the chance of winning towards the Klungkung House. In addition, there were also some candidates who expressed their wish to bet on him, presumably due to large investors behind him. However, this legislative candidate of Dawan subdistrict admitted that he did not want to respond and rejected it directly. “I do not want to get involved in betting exchange like that. I just want to focus and do not want to get involved in betting,” he explained. He considered that legislative candidate should not make the public

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confidence a betting arena. It was tarnishing the public trust that had been willing to come to polling station and use their voting right. Similar opinion was expressed by another legislative candidate from Klungkung subdistrict, Komang Suantara. As a legislative candidate, it was not appropriate to get involved in betting arena using public confidence as a parameter. Suantara himself claimed not to hear if he was taken advantage as ‘fighting cock’ in the betting arena with Ningrum because she was from the same electoral district. He also admitted there was no large investor who had come to him wishing to participate and offer betting with other legislative candidates. “Similarly, there is no other legislative candidates inviting met to bet. If any, it should not be responded,” he said. Meanwhile, another legislative candidate, Luh Ayu Ari Ningrum, was surprised when asked for her

confirmation if the legislative election was alleged to have been used as betting arena by a number of legislative candidates and investors. She claimed she preferred to focus with the winning team on the implementation of legislative election, Wednesday (Apr 9). When asked about the opportunity, she chose to be realistic and look at the results after the voting day. If there were parties who benefited from the results she got, or was even harmed, it would not become a burden. She said that she did not want to get involved in betting arena. They were of three hoped the election could run well. Thus, it could result in people’s representatives who could bring about a change. Such betting exchange also blew previously in the election of Klungkung leader last year. At that time, there was a bet between the winning team of each candidate. (kmb31)

from extinction, Balinese people associate them with mythology. For instance, the animals are regarded as the property (duwe) of God such as the white cow, ape, fruit bats, snake and so on. Through the mythology, devotees are actually encouraged to conserve the wildlife by preserving them based on religious concepts. Mythology seems much more powerful than a call or an appeal to preserve the endangered species.

In the Hindu concept, no single thing is without the power of God. Inside them lie the jivatman or the soul. On that account, the concept of developing compassion for all the God’s creatures should be continued. Through the celebration Tumpek Kandang, people should develop them well for the benefit of life and preserve the endangered species in order not to become extinct. (kmb)

Tumpek Kandang:

A ritual of animal conservation Hindus in Bali commemorate a festivity of Tumpek Kandang. The festivity falling every Saniscara (Saturday) Pon Wuku Uye actually has a meaning to develop compassion for all the God’s creatures, especially animals. Through the Tumpek Kandang ritual, people are expected to develop the livestock sector to strengthen the economic foundations. Then, how should devotees interpret the Tumpek Kandang? In the Sunarigama palm-leaf manuscript is stated that on Saniscara Pon Uye pinaka prakertining sarwa sato. In other words, the day should be made the milestone for preserving all kinds of animals. Celebration of the Tumpek Kandang ritual is not meant to worship the animals. It is a religious festival dedicated to worship Lord Shiva Pasupati, a manifestation of God who has created the animals. On Tumpek Kandang, animals especially cattle are made some celebratory oblations. Essentially, devotees worship the Lord Shiva

Pasupati as manifestation of God serving as the king of all the living things. In the ritual procession, devotees invoke blessing in order their cattle could be bestowed with prime healthy and safety. However, philosophically the Tumpek Kandang celebration implies that people should develop compassion for all the living creatures. In the economic context, the procession mandates that agricultural sector in the broader sense (livestock) can be developed to strengthen the economic foundations of society. Sarasamusccaya says that Ayuwa tan masih ring sarwa prani, apan prani ngaran prana, which means not to ignore any care to animals because they are a force of nature. In other words, people must develop compassion for all beings. Especially on Tumpek Kandang, devotees worship God in His manifestation as Lord Shiva Pasupati in order the cattle could be blessed with welfare. Similarly, the prayers are also recited for other livestock such as pigs, goats, chickens and ducks. Even, a pig for the Hindu community in Bali is often used as a sort of saving or piggy bank. When people hold celebrations, the pigs are slaughter or in emergency case they can be sold to meet the needs. As the animals destined for human food, chickens, ducks, pigs and so forth are often used as a protein

source to support the human life. To that end, those animals should be constantly developed. However, other specific animals, especially those belonged to the endangered species, should be preserved. For example, they are green turtles, Bali starlings, deers, monkeys and so forth. These rare animals must be maintained so as not to become extinct. To keep the endangered species

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Atmosphere of the art markets in Gianyar, namely the Sukawati Art Market and the Guwang Art Market in Sukawati subdistrict looked different from the usual days.

Voting, Art Market turns quiet

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GIANYAR - Atmosphere of the art markets in Gianyar, namely the Sukawati Art Market and the Guwang Art Market in Sukawati subdistrict looked different from the usual days. Wednesday (Apr 9) coinciding with the implementation of voting day they were more deserted. However, the quiet atmosphere just happened for half a day. Approaching the midday, the atmosphere in the center of the public economic activities began bustling. Observation at both art markets indicated the loneliness occurred ahead of midday. Around 11:00 a.m., only a few stores were already open. Traffic condition which had usually been crowded

by visitors making a visit was expeditious on Wednesday afternoon. Only a few cars and motorcycles were seen in the parking area at both markets. “The stores are still closed as traders are still voting, sir,” said one of the local residents, Dewa Aji. Different atmosphere from usual days was also seen in some road sections and shopping complexes along Gianyar. From Celuk to Batubulan, the art shops were still quiet and not open. Some of the staging venues despite the guests had come could not do the show because the artists were still giving their voting right. Gianyar town also showed the same condition. The area of Jalan Raya Dharmagiri as a metropolis area in Gianyar also looked deserted. Shopping complexes were also closed because the employees were voting in polling stations. (kmb16)

Legislative election in Jembrana

From lacking of ballots to fainted voter Bali Post

NEGARA - Implementation of the legislative election in Jembrana in general had been running smoothly. However, a number of incidents in several polling stations (TPS) caused the election not to run well. Dozens of polling stations, including the one in Negara Prison, lacked of ballots. Meanwhile, at Pulukan village, precisely at polling station 02, the election delayed because it was interspersed with socialization of voting. At the polling station taking place in the classroom of the SDN 2 Pulukan elementary school, a grandmother was fainted while trying to vote. The polling stations lacking of ballots included the polling station 11 Pangkung Tanah Kangin, Melaya, polling station 16 and 7 Gilimanuk, polling station 7 Dauhwaru, polling station 1 Warnasari, Melaya, polling station 6 Pengambengan, polling station 2, 3 and 11 Dangin Tukadaya village, Jembrana and polling station 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9 at Medewi village, Pekutatan. In addition, special polling station in Negara Prison also lacked of ballots. Deficiency of various ballot happened to ballots of county, provincial and national House of Representative as well as regional representative council (DPD). Some polling station officers directly coordinated the matter with the Jembrana Electoral Commission. Chairman of the Jembrana Electoral Commission, Gusti Ngurah Agus Darmasanjaya, told reporters to have overcome

the shortage of ballots by sending the report on that matter. Due to lacking of ballots, some polling stations delayed the implementation of voting. Similarly, at polling station 2 Pulukan, the implementation was delayed as the voting time was interspersed with socialization on the way of voting by the voting organizer group (KPPS). As a result, a number of voters having lined up outside complained because it was too long. Even, at the polling station 1 also located in the area of SDN 2 Pulukan nearly half of the voters had used their rights, while voters at polling station 2 were still waiting. At this polling station, an elderly voter passed out because she was too long to wait. Ironically, the grandmother named Supiati, 71, passed out when she got a turn to cast. Some residents who witnessed said that Supiati was fainted due to shock as she was prohibited voting in the booth accompanied by her son. Agus, 25, said the grandmother who lived at Tegalbabah, Pulukan village, previously had to wait almost for two hours to get a turn. After receiving the call, she entered the voting booth accompanied by her son, Suharmanto. But when she was in the booth and escorted by her son, the grandmother was alleged to be shocked as her son was expelled by one of the witnesses. By family, the grandmother was then rushed to local health center. (kmb26)

NEGARA - Lately, the smuggling through Gilimanuk Harbor is alleged to increasingly proliferate. Even on Sunday night (Apr 6) there was a black Daihatsu Luxio vehicle with license plate W 875 PT driven by Agus Jaya, 42, from Sidoarjo, East Java, was caught carrying six dogs and two cats illegally and secured during the operation held on Jalan A. Yani, Kediri, Tabanan. Besides, based on information since a few months ago the poultry that should not come into Bali had been smuggled for several times and was not searched at Gilimanuk Harbor and freely reached Denpasar and some areas in Bali. “Even, some poultry were dropped in a shelter in Negara and Mendoyo,” said one of the sources. Wayan Tegal, one of the duck collectors accompanied by his wife Wiwit at Dauh Waru village, Jembrana, denied on Wednesday (Apr 9) if he was still receiving smuggled poultry from Java. He admitted that he no longer purchased the ducks from Java because it was often problematic. “Now, we purchase more ducks from local farmers, but our business is now getting deserted due to the presence of smuggled ducks from Java that have been cleaned with wax and preserved with formaldehyde,” said Tegal. The delivery of ducks from Java was said to use a closed pickup truck and the officers never checked them. Even, the delivery could reach four trucks each day. “The ducks have been preserved with formaldehyde so when arriving in Bali they are odorless. As a result, the delivery destroys the price of ducks in the market,” he protested. The cleaned and preserved duck from Java was sold in Bali for IDR 40,000 to IDR 50,000, while the price of local duck was at IDR 50,000 to IDR 55,000. “It’s impossible for us to compete against businessmen from Java. As local entrepreneur, we can do nothing. Just have a look at our cage is empty. We are going to visit the Bali Quarantine Office but have no time yet. We also expect the quarantine officers as well as the drug and food control agency (BPOM) to make an inspection,” he said. Meanwhile, the Regent of Jembrana, Putu Artha, expected the personnel at Gilimanuk to be more alert and vigilant. “Do not let the smuggling case happen. It is now just animal, what happens if people smuggle explosives or hazardous goods into Bali,” he said. However, Artha did not want to blame anybody in this regard. His party expected the business from outside Bali should be more humane. “Do not use formaldehyde to preserve food or poultry that have been cleaned. Do not let the disease come into Bali because it is the role of the officers to conduct inspection and monitor more carefully. Do not let Bali be bombed with flood of unhealthy food ingredients and sold in Bali. Other than harming local businesses they are also harmful to health,” he explained. (kmb)

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California man confesses to 40 killings

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FRESNO, California — A suspected contract killer charged in California with killing nine people confessed to investigators that he carried out up to 40 slayings in a career spanning decades, a prosecutor said. Errek Jett, the district attorney in Lawrence County, Alabama, said Wednesday that Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, told investigators he carried out the crimes working as an enforcer for a drug cartel. Jett said they believe Martinez because of the details he gave investigators. Martinez was arrested last year shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona and sent to Alabama, where he awaits trial on one murder charge. Once word got out, a steady stream of investigators from across the country came to question Martinez, Jett said. Defense attorney Thomas Turner, who represents Martinez in that lone case, said his client is eager to start a June trial in Alabama, so he can return to California. Turner said Martinez maintains his innocence to the charge there and doesn’t seem to be a hardened killer. “I’ve found him to be polite and a likable individual,” Turner said. “He has a good personality as far as talking with him.” Prosecutors in California say otherwise. Martinez targeted victims in Tulare, Kern and Santa Barbara counties between 1980 and 2011, said Tulare County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Fultz, who filed charges Tuesday. Investigators have released details of their case, saying six of the victims were killed in Tulare County, two in Kern and one in Santa Barbara. They ranged in age from 22 to 56, investigators said. One man was shot dead in 1980 driving to work in the morning, while two men were shot in 1982 working on a ranch, one surviving. The same year, another man went missing before being found two days later by ranchers shot and stabbed to death. Yet another was found in 2000 shot to death in bed with his four children at home. In addition to the nine murder counts, Martinez was charged in California with one count of attempted murder and the special circumstances of committing multiple murders, lying in wait and kidnapping. Four murder charges include the allegation he committed the crime for financial gain, the criminal complaint says. The California charges would make Martinez eligible for a death sentence, if he is convicted.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to chair a Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks Associated Press Writer

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a mutiny by pro-Russian separatists in the east and a Russian military buildup across the border.

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This undated photo released by the County of Tulare Office of the District Attorney shows Jose Manuel Martinez.

NATO’s top commander in Europe warned that the alliance could respond to the Russian military threat against Ukraine by deploying U.S. troops to Eastern Europe, but Putin’s latest tactics suggest he may be aiming to secure Russia’s clout with its neighbor without invading. Speaking at a Cabinet session, the Russian leader voiced hope that diplomatic efforts to ease the Ukrainian crisis would yield “positive results,” an apparent reference to talks set for next week that will bring together the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine for the first time. Russia wants the talks to focus on a roadmap for Ukraine that would include constitutional reforms to turn it into a federation and guarantee its neutral status. Those demands reflect the Kremlin’s hope of retaining influence over its neighbor and ensuring it does not join NATO. Ukraine has responded by saying it will not be

dictated by Russia. Taking a tough stance before the negotiations set for next week, Putin instructed the government to be prepared to charge Ukraine in advance for gas supplies — a step that would inflict more pain on a nation already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He said the change needed to be taken if “additional consultations” with the European Union fail to yield results. Russia has already eliminated a gas discount it had given Ukraine, arguing that it was tied to a lease for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base in Crimea, a Ukrainian region that Russia annexed last month. And Ukraine has promised the International Monetary Fund that it will cut energy subsidies to residents in exchange for a bailout loan of up to $14 billion. That means gas prices were set to rise 50 percent on May 1, even before the latest salvo from Putin.

The Kremlin pressure comes as pro-Russia protesters have continued to occupy government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and the West have accused Moscow of fomenting the unrest to create a pretext for another Russian military incursion similar to last month’s takeover of Crimea. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the standoff in Luhansk and the two neighboring Russianleaning regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv must be resolved within two days. “I want to repeat that there are two options: political settlement through negotiations and the use of force,” Avakov told reporters. “We are ready for both options.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov quickly responded by warning against “making 48-hour ultimatums.” “The situation can only be settled through an equal and respectful dialogue,” he said.


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Jean Paul Gaultier pays tribute to Britain’s ‘cult of difference’ Agence France-Presse

LONDON - French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier paid hommage to London and the British “cult of the difference” as he opened a major retrospective at the city’s Barbican on Tuesday. “This exhibition is a kind of tribute to my love for this city,” he said at the launch of “The Fashion world of Jean-Paul Gaultier, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”. “I feel more at home (in London) than in Paris in certain ways. There is a unique energy here, a unique eccentricity,” he explained, adding that the city is still a great source of inspiration to him. The charismatic designer, clad entirely in black, sparked hilarity by declaring that the British were now much improved in the kitchen and were in reality “little rascals”, contrary to their prudish image. He recalled that the Brits were the first to take an interest in his work, while the French initially “did not care”. “I have always loved individuality and people with character, and it’s true that in London there’s more character than anywhere else,” he told AFP. “They have this cult of being different that I especially love.” It was in the British capital -- where he came “to party” in the 1970s -- that Gaultier made two significant discoveries: fashion store “Biba”, which

he described as “like a dream,” and the play “The Rocky Horror Show,” which heavily influenced his later work. London is the eighth stop for the exhibition, launched by the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal in 2011. The retrospective, already seen by a million visitors according to the organisers, will be held in Paris at the Grand Palais in 2015. London’s influence on Gaultier is highlighted in the show by silhouettes of punks sporting huge mohawks. The exhibition also pays tribute to his British “muses,” including Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss, David Bowie and Boy George. One room is devoted to “Eurotrash”, the outlandish adult television show hosted by Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes on Britain’s Channel 4 during the 1990s. One particular highlight featured the pair in disguise as Prince Charles and his wife Diana, earning it the title of “the grossest show in the history of British television” from tabloid newspaper The Sun. The exhibition runs from April 9 to August 25.

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Exchange of small money in Bali increases Bali Post

DENPASAR - In the legislative election on April 9, 2014, the transactions of money exchange in the representative office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III Bali-Nusra increased. The increase of banknote exchange with the denomination of IDR 10,000 and above and under IDR 10,000 occurred in the period of March which reached IDR 25.72 billion compared to IDR 24.03 billion in February.

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A visitor looks at the creations of French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier during the launch of his exhibition ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier : From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

PVH Corp. invests in Lagerfeld parent company Associated Press

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In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany.

NEW YORK — PVH Corp., the company behind the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, has become a minority shareholder in fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake company. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PVH said Tuesday that the investment in Karl Lagerfeld B.V. will allow it to benefit from growth of the designer’s brand. The deal includes giving PVH first dibs on licensing the brand for North America. Lagerfeld has primarily been focused in Europe and Asia. The company is trying to expand rapidly and says it has been opening a new store every three weeks over the last six months.

International design fair held in Milan

“Currency exchange during this quarter and ahead of the election showed an increase every month, which as of March reached IDR 25.72 billion. Rising of the exchange projections happened due to the moment of the feast as well as payment of transactions in trade,” said Chief Representative of Bank Indonesia for Region III Bali-Nusra, Benny Siswanto, in Denpasar. Benny Siswanto also said the increasing number of money exchange was also influenced by the exchange of unusable or worn banknotes and the banknotes withdrawn from circulation. “The increase was also associated with the BI’s policy to continuously circulate decent money in the community (clean money policy) through the expansion of a small money exchange services in the banking and the efforts to increase mobile cash service in all regions of Bali and Nusra,” he said. Meanwhile, according to Assistant Director of Payment Systems,

representative office of Bank Indonesia for Region III Gede Aryana the exchange transaction within the past three months involved two services namely the exchange in the local BI representative office and the BI mobile cash activity. The money withdrawn from circulation was replaced pursuant to the nominal value and still within 10 years from the date of revocation and the authenticity could still be identified. “People who want to exchange shabby money, the BI provides reimbursement pursuant to the nominal value to the people who exchange the shabby or defect money and the authenticity can still be recognized,” he said. As has been known, for the political campaigns before the legislative election on April 9, 2014, Nyepi and election, the BI had been ready to provide the worth-circulating money. During such critical period, the BI prepared more than IDR 4 trillion of worthcirculating money. (kmb27)

Travelers become freelance tour guide complained by HPI Bali Post

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ROME - The Salone del Mobile international furniture and interior design fair opened in Milan on Tuesday, with 300,000 visitors from 160 countries expected to attend and over 1,400 items on show. Claudio Luti, the director of the Salone, said the six-day event was an important global showcase for Italian creativity and innovation in the country’s business hub and was becoming “more successful every year”. “I like to say that our know-how is Italy’s crude oil,” Luti told AFP. “This Italian taste is our added value but sometimes we do not manage to market it enough,” he said. Fashion bigs including Pierre Cardin, Ungaro and Gianfranco Ferre also presented their home collections at the fair, which takes up dozens of pavilions at the Fiera di Milano in a northwest outskirt of the city. Eight leading architects including Japan’s Shigeru Ban -- winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize last month -- will be taking part in a novel initiative by showing reconstructions of the interiors of their own homes. Italy’s Massimiliano Fuksas and British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid are also expected to participate in the project, which organisers said was aimed at “widening the vision of architecture of the interior”.

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In the legislative election on April 9, 2014, the transactions of money exchange in the representative office of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Region III Bali-Nusra increased.

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Tourists visit Kerthagosa that located on Klungkung Regency. Indonesian Tour Guides Association (HPI) of Bali still find foreign travelers taking side job as tour guides on the Island of the Gods.

DENPASAR - Bali tourism is not only interesting to be visited, but also provides a great benefit for the players. Unsurprisingly, this sector draws the interest of outside community, including foreign nationals. Evidently, the Indonesian Tour Guides Association (HPI) of Bali still find foreign travelers taking side job as tour guides on the Island of the Gods. “They hold a visa for travel, but it is even taken advantage for becoming a tour guide in Bali. Actually it is clearly violating the rules and the law,” complained Chairman of the HPI Bali, Sang Putu Subaya According to Law No.5/2008 on tour guides, foreigners were prohibited from becoming tour guide in Bali. But the reality in the field indicated that many of those who visited Bali took improper job such as by becoming a tour guide or diving instructor. “Foreigners serving as tour guide in Bali can tarnish the tourism image and do not provide proper information. Moreover, it is done without a working visa. If we try to do it overseas, is it possible?” he asked.

On that account, Sangtu encouraged the relevant officials to keep on disciplining because the HPI itself did not have the authority to take action. “Do not just be expressed in seminars. Moreover, foreign travelers disguising as tour guides are really hard to be determined because they are mingling like other travelers,” he said. He said the HPI had monitored dozens of travelers who became freelance tour guides from three months ago. Unfortunately, he did not elaborate specifically the tourist objects frequently visited. “It has been followed up and reported. A tour guide has been arrested and deported to his home country,” he concluded. Other than highlighting the foreigners working as tour guide in Bali, Sangtu also called for the tour guides becoming the vanguard of tourism continued to improve the quality and loyalty. “The tour guides in Bali are still lacking of discipline, including loyalty compared to tour guides in other countries, like Singapore for example. Tour guides in the country are better to wait for an hour than one minute late. It is their slogan. It must be exemplified,” he said while adding that the members of the HPI Bali consisted of 6,500 people from diverse language divisions. (kmb27)


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Bali News Lack of socialization

Voters confused, voting time delays Bali Post

SEMARAPURA - Majority of the Klungkung community was still confused when voting at polling station (TPS) in the election, Wednesday (Apr 9). It happened because people spent a long enough time to vote in the voting booth. Even, there were people spending nearly 20 minutes in the voting booth. Other communities had to wait for hours before using their voting right. As a result, voting time originally scheduled until 1:00 p.m. was ultimately delayed until the afternoon. As observation in the field, such conditions were found in a number of polling stations like at Kamasan village. Until 2:00 p.m., the voting activities were still visible to be done by a number of people. Meanwhile, at other polling stations such as at polling station 6 at Siku hamlet, Kamasan village, the counting of ballots had been made. Similar condition also occurred at polling station 2 at Negari village, Banjarangkan subdistrict. When the other polling stations had calculated the votes, the voting activities were still ongoing. Chairman of the Klungkung Electoral Commission (KPU), Made Kariada, admitted that a majority of voter was still confused when receiving the ballots and made choices in the voting booth. Moreover, the voters were elderly so other people had to wait for their turn for hours to use their voting right. The vot-

ing organizer group (KPPS) at each polling station was made hassles because the voting was carried out until late afternoon. Kariada denied if this year’s legislative election was said to lack of socialization, so that each community was confused while electing. “In the election, it indeed needs longer time to make a choice. It happens on the side of voters. It’s nothing to do with lack of socialization. The Electoral Commission only has something to do with the procedures to vote,” he said. Meanwhile, the Regent of Klungkung, Nyoman Suwirta, amidst the inspection of voting situation with the officials of Klungkung also found a lot of problems in the implementation. Suwirta admitted he had spoken to a number of voters. Majority of them complained about ballots, especially those for the House of Representa-

tive at central, provincial and county level which only carried the name of legislative candidate without photograph of the legislative candidate. “The font of each name is also small. Hopefully, this issue can be considered by the Electoral Commission in the future to make the voting execution smooth. Actually, the public interest is quite high,” he said. The regent judged the Electoral Commission should also think of a lot of people who were unable to read or write. Thus, such condition slightly hindered the implementation of voting so the completion delayed until the afternoon. “If the situation is like this, the voting will end in the afternoon at each polling station,” said the regent. Regent Suwirta conducted monitoring in the south to the east region of Klungkung County, with the visit to 10 polling stations. It was start-

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Unlike on the previous legislative and presidential election, the residents of nursing home at Wana Seraya Tresna Werdha at Biaung hamlet, Kesiman, were not fully served by voting organizer group (KPPS) to the nursing home.

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Majority of the Klungkung community was still confused when voting at polling station (TPS) in the election, Wednesday (Apr 9). ed at polling station 3 of Pekandelan village to Mergan village, Kamasan village, Peninjauan village, Takmung village, Pagutan village and ended up at the polling station 5 of Nesa hamlet in Banjarangkan subdistrict. Meanwhile, Deputy Regent Kasta observed the voting activity from the North to the West territory in the Klungkung County by visiting 9 poll-

ing stations starting from polling station 2 of Selat and then was resumed to polling station 9 of Akah Village, Besang village, Budaga village, Tihingan village, Nyalian village, Tusan village and ended at polling station 1 of Banjarangkan village. Deputy Regent Kasta appealed to all voters in order to vote based on conscience and without pressure by any party. (kmb31)

Tuntun, Dewa Putra, Tinggal and Pageh. All of these nursing home residents were escorted by nursing home staff Made Budiyasa to polling station 10 at the SDN 17 Biaung hamlet, Kesiman, around 12:00 a.m. Secondly, all the nursing home residents were illiterate and even could not see clearly the names of the legislative candidates on the ballots. So, they were guided by local voting organizer group (KPPS) to make choices. “Anyway, I voted randomly because of having no legislative candidate, did not know the name and their serial number,” said Dewa Putra. Even, Dewa Putra conversely asked the reporters which candidate to be cast. Similar condition was also recognized by other colleagues. Understandably the elderly nursing home residents never got socialization from any party about the voting system. Anyway, they did not much think about political affairs, including the name of the legislative candidate and the candidate of

regional representative council. “More importantly, when we are given attention in the matter of food and health is enough,” added Ni Wayan Nyandra. Chairman of the voting organizer group 10, I Wayan Sada, confirmed that the nursing home residents were forced to be accompanied by the officers of voting organizer group in the voting booth. Firstly, it was intended in order the voting was appropriate. Meanwhile, regarding the number of legislative candidate, he said, was determined by the individual. Understandably, the cast might be found inappropriate in the box of the legislative candidate name. Meanwhile, the voting summon was only obtained by 17 people, he said, was based on the data received by the committee from the village and central government. Thus, the residents were given the opportunity at 12:00 a.m. in order the voting organizer group officers could focus on helping them. (sue)

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31 nursing home residents do not vote Unlike on the previous legislative and presidential election, the residents of nursing home at Wana Seraya Tresna Werdha at Biaung hamlet, Kesiman, were not fully served by voting organizer group (KPPS) to the nursing home. This year, they should come to specified polling station. Strangely, of the 48 nursing home residents, only 17 people received summon of voting. The residents like Dewa Putra and Wayan Nyandra did not know why not all of their colleagues in the nursing home did get summon to the polling station. Even, the nursing staff, Made Budiyasa, claimed not to know why the voting summon was only given to 17 residents. In other words, 31 other residents did not get the opportunity to vote. Those who were recorded to use their right to vote were among others Jagrig, Keterangan, Lemok, Runi, Rakawati, Rimbin, Nyandra, Rusti, Kunil, Muji, Pandra, Lidd, Damuh,

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Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Wanasari Tabanan Pura Ibu Wanagiri Selemadeg Tabanan Pura Manik Bingin Dukuh Sidemen 7 May Pura Penataran Gana Bebalang Bangli Pura Dalem Gede Pande Bangli Pura Puncak Sari Sangeh Abian Semal Pura Puseh Penegil Dharma Kubu Tambahan Bangli Pura Dalem Maya Blahbatuh Gianyar Pura Linggih Betara Kayu Selem Penataran Agung Besakih 13 May Purnama Sasih Jiyestha Pura Dwija Warsa Malang Pura Pucak Tinggah Angsri Baturiti Pura Kawitan Luhur Bhujangga Jati Luwih Penebel Pura Kawitan Batur Pande Tonja Tonja Denpasar Pura Penataran Agung Sidemen Karangasem Pura Maospahit Grenceng Denpasar 15 May Sugihan Jawa Pura Kawitan Tangkas Kori Agung Tangkas Klungkung Pura Siang Kangin Peninjoan Tembuku Bangli Pura Ida Ratu Mas Penataran Agung Besakih Pura Ida Bhatara Bang Tulus Besakih 16 May Sugihan Bali Dan Kajeng Kliwon 18 May Penyekeban 19 May Penyajaan Galungan 20 May Penampahan Galungan 21 May Hari Raya Galungan Pura Wakika Kupang NTT Pura Agung Girinatha Sumbawa Besar NTB Pura Dukuh Sakti Dukuh Kediri Tabanan Pura Atambuananta Kutamba NTT Pura Webananta Kupang NTT Pura Giripati Mulawarman Pontianak Pura Mustika Dharma Cijantung Jakarta Timur

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Balinese Temple Ceremony Every Temple and Shrine has a special date for it annual Ceremony, or “ Odalan “, every 210 days according to Balinese calendar, including the smaller ancestral shrine which each family possesses. Because of this practically every few days a ceremony of festival of some kind takes place in some Village in Bali. There are also times when the entire island celebrated the same Holiday, such as at Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi day, Saraswati day, Tumpek Landep day, Pagerwesi day, Tumpek Wayang day etc. The dedication or inauguration day of a Temple is considered its birth day and celebration always takes place on the same day if the wuku or 210 day calendar is used. When new moon is used then the celebration always happens on new moon or full moon. The day of course can differ the religious celebration of a temple lasts at least one full day with some temple celebrating for three days while the celebration of Besakih temple, the Mother Temple, is never less than 7 days and most of the time it lasts for 11 days, depending on the importance of the occasion. The celebration is very colorful. The shrine are dressed with pieces of cloths and sometimes with brocade, sailings, decorations of carved wood and sometimes painted with gold and Chinese coins, very beautifully arranged, are hung in the four corners of the shrine. In front of shrine are placed red, white or black umbrellas depending which Gods are worshipped in the shrines. In front of important shrine one sees, besides these umbrellas soars, tridents and other weapons, the “umbulumbul”, long flags, all these are prerogatives or attributes of Holiness. In front of the Temple gate put up “Penjor”, long bamboo poles, decorated beautifully ornaments of young coconut leaves, rice and other products of the land. Most beautiful to see are the girls in their colorful attire, carrying offerings, arrangements of all kinds fruits and colored cakes, to the Temple. Every visitor admires the grace with which the carry their load on their heads.


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Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged. A spokeswoman for the rapper announced Wednesday that he has canceled plans to marry the “Glee” star. Publicist Tracy Nguyen said Sean hopes the two can continue to work through their issues privately. Twenty-seven-year-old Rivera and 26-year-old Sean, whose real name is Sean Anderson, announced their engagement in October. Though the couple met on Twitter, neither tweeted about the breakup Wednesday. Messages left for Rivera’s representatives were not immediately returned. Rivera is best known as Santana on Fox’s

“Glee.” Sean released “Hall of Fame,” his second album, last summer. In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Big Sean, left, and Naya Rivera arrive at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Benefit at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles.

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Emmy-award winning actress Katherine Heigl has sued Duane Reade Inc., saying the company is using a picture of her leaving one of its pharmacies in its promotional materials. The 35-year-old who acted in the television series “Grey’s Anatomy” and in movies including “Knocked Up” and “27 Dresses” is seeking at least $6 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.

A Duane Reade spokesman did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The lawsuit says Heigl was recently photographed by paparazzi in New York City as she left a Duane Reade pharmacy. It says the company is exploiting the actress’ image for commercial gain despite her objection. The complaint says Heigl plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals.

Lorde, Imagine Dragons lead Billboard nominations

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Newcomers Lorde and Imagine Dragons are the top contenders at next month’s Billboard Music Awards. The breakthrough acts are finalists in 12 categories, thanks to Lorde’s Grammy-winning multiplatinum hit “Royals” and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” also a multiplatinum Grammy winner. Those smashes are nominated for top Hot 100 song against Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Imagine Dragons is also up for top artist and will battle Cyrus, Perry, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake, who is nominated for 11 awards. Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience,” last year’s best-selling album, will compete against efforts from Beyonce, Eminem, Drake and Luke Bryan for top Billboard 200 album. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18.

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DENPASAR - The people of Indonesia have carried out their obligations in electing the legislative candidates of the House Representatives for the national, provincial, county/municipality level and regional representative council, Wednesday (Apr 9). For the elected legislative candidates, in addition to carrying out duties as a legislator they are also expected to fight for the welfare of farmers so the people’s economy can revive and the Indonesian people could become producer. “After sitting in the national House of Representative and regional representative council, in addition to running the tasks pursuant to the laws, they also carry a special task namely improving the community’s economy. To achieve this, they must work together with the government,” affirmed the academician, AA Gede Putra Arjawa. It aimed, said Arjawa, to raise the people’s economy, especially in the agriculture. “The efforts that should be encouraged are such as providing training to farmers, fertilizer subsidies and working capital. Thus, the

people’s skills can also be raised,” said Chairman of the Bali Environmental Care Forum. On the other hand, the governments were required to set aside public money to boost the economy. Some of the public money should be used for the people’s welfare, not for personal or group interests. “Solid synergy between the government and the House will raise people’s economy. If people are not prosperous, the effect is dominant everywhere and leads to criminality. In addition, the economic difficulty will result in

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For the elected legislative candidates, in addition to carrying out duties as a legislator they are also expected to fight for the welfare of farmers so the people’s economy can revive and the Indonesian people could become producer. antipathy and arrogance of society,” he said. Arjawa was confident that Indonesia could become the producer and no longer the importer, if the government and the House were consistent and consequent to realize the people’s commitment to revive the economy. According to Arjawa, the import was rampant because there were elements of project and refined political tricks. The import only prospered certain people, while the other people became the victims. “For example, if fertilizer is processed in the country, the people’s welfare will increase because it is cheaper. But the advantage of those people is a little. So, they prefer to import,” said Arjawa. In addition, he hoped the members of the House should be able to think of promoting the region and keep Bali from the undermining of investors. Continued on page 6

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