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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z close London Paralympics Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z rocked the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night to give the biggest-ever Paralympic Games a rousing send-off, wrapping up an unforgettable summer of sports in Britain. The three-hour party at the packed 80,000-seat arena in east London gave the world a chance to celebrate 11 days of Paralympic competition that have shifted perceptions and shattered stereotypes about the disabled. “In this country, we will never think of sport the same way and we will never think of disability the same way,” said Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London organizing committee. “The Paralympians have lifted the cloud of limitation.” Central to the closing ceremony — called the “Festival of the Flame” — were the 4,200 Paralympians from 164 nations who encircled the field of play from the start, waving flags and taking in the extraordinary atmosphere. By the end of the

extravaganza, they created an international mosh pit in front of the stage as volleys of fireworks rocketed above. “I think it’s been an absolute triumph from start to finish,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose disabled son Ivan died in 2009. “I think back to Ivan. As every parent, you think about all the things they can’t do, but at the Paralympics they are superhuman, you see all the things they can do. “It’s been a golden summer of British sport.”

Coming after a hugely successful Olympic Games, the 2012 Paralympics broke all records, with 2.7 million spectators cramming into venues, more than $70 million raised in ticket sales and the games broadcast in more than 100 countries. They are unprecedented figures as the British public displayed an enthusiasm previously unseen in the 52-year history of the Paralympics. The wide exposure introduced the world to Paralympians such as Dutch wheelchair tennis player Esther

Vergeer — who extended her nine-year unbeaten streak to 470 matches by winning the women’s singles — and David Weir, a British wheelchair racer who won four golds in his home city. It also enhanced the reputation of iconic South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who became the first track athlete to compete in both games. He won two golds in the Paralympics, including in the 4x100-meter relay which was one of 251 world records broken at these games. “I think people are going to look back at this Paralympic Games and for the first time really, truly believe that Paralympic sport is not just inspirational, it’s hard-core sport,” said Pistorius, who drew a rousing cheer as his image was displayed in a montage of Paralympians on the big screen.

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Singer Rihanna performs with Chris Martin lead vocals of the British rock band Coldplay during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London.

Penelope Cruz concerned about crisis in Spain

Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz says she is deeply concerned about the financial crisis engulfing Spain and how it might affect the future of the film industry in her native country. The Hollywood star said she would like to encourage filmmakers to choose Spain as a location and perhaps use her status to promote co-productions there. In a statement released Sunday through her agent Katrina Bayonas, Cruz said she also wanted “to rectify” what she called a misinterpretation of her words. Cruz said an unnamed publication had quoted her as saying, “I will produce a couple of films a year in Spain to provide work for hundreds of people.” Cruz said the published words had “an arrogant tone” that had “nothing to do” with what she had wanted to say.

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Alleged bomb maker surrenders

JAKARTA — Authorities say an alleged bomb maker who fled his house during a raid has surrendered to police in Indonesia’s capital. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that 32-year-old Muhammad Toriq gave himself up late Sunday. He says a belt of explosives was strapped to Toriq’s body when he surrendered, but he handed it over along with a gun and ammunition. Toriq escaped after residents in western Jakarta rushed to his home last week as plumes of smoke shot up from it. Police later found explosive devices inside. Toriq is believed to be linked to a militant group that planned to shoot police and bomb the Parliament building to wage “holy war” and establish an Islamic state. Indonesia’s anti-terrorism forces have been busy over the past few months closing in on militants plotting not against Westerners but instead preparing to wage “holy war” against police and the government, which they see as barriers to creating an Islamic state. Alleged bomb maker Muhammad Toriq made their job easy Sunday when the armed militant turned himself into authorities while wearing a suicide bomber belt that did not contain any explosives. He had been on the run since last week when police flushed him out of his Jakarta house after neighbors reported seeing smoke billowing from it. He escaped again over the weekend after a blast rocked a house in the capital’s outskirts. Police believe it was a bomb that accidentally went off while being prepared for a terrorist attack.

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Bomb squad from Indonesian Police carrying a box containing material for handmade bomb that suspected belong to M. Toriq. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that 32-year-old Muhammad Toriq gave himself up late Sunday. He says a belt of explosives was strapped to Toriq’s body when he surrendered, but he handed it over along with a gun and ammunition.

Bali Police Department anticipate terrorist entering Bali

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FILE - Spanish actress Penelope Cruz during the presentation of the Goya 2010 film awards in Madrid, Spain, in this file photo dated Sunday Feb. 14, 2010.

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A police personnel checking a bag belong to Bus passenger at Ubung bus terminal recently. Police levelling up the security checking in Bali’s entrances amid terrorist’s plan to make a terror plot in Bali.

Carry out inspection and patrol

Denpasar – The news which is spread in the society that Bali still become the place for terrorist suspect make Bali Police Department tighten the security level. This is especially after few suspects were arrested in Solo. To anticipate any security disturbance, the police are increasing the inspection

on cars and newcomers in Bali. This is stated by the spokesman of Bali Police Department, Drs. Hariadi on Monday, September 10, 2012. He explained that the police department takes immediate action in respond to the news. The police carry out prevention and repressive action necessary according to the proper

regulation. It is such as by patrolling the neighborhood and inspected the prone places regularly. “We also often check the newcomer to Bali. We don’t want any breach in security,” he added. Hariadi also said that the tightest security is on harbor and provincial road because it is the access to enter Bali “We also hope that the people will cooper-

ate with the police to give information and secure their own area,” he urged. Hariadi explained that during their job on the field, the officers are equipped with complete tools such as bullet proof vest and fire arms. This is needed for the safety of the officers. “We hope that all of our efforts make Bali a safer island,” Hariadi said. (kmb21)


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bali News

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Bitten by puppy, requested VAR A bite coming from a puppy has to be taken seriously either it is a small bite or a huge one moreover if the puppy is a stray dog. This worry was felt by Beni (43), a man from Sulawesi, who got bitten by a puppy on the toe last Sunday (9/9). When met at Sanglah Hospital, Beni who lives in Kerobokan admitted to have been bitten around Badung cemetery. He was intending to take it home and pet it. The bite was strong and caused quite serious wound as his toe gone blue also bleeding. Beni then went

to Sanglah Hospital for a anti rabies vaccine (VAR). “Knowing I’m bitten, I did not take and pet it in the end,” Beni stated. A while ago Bali Animal Husbandry Agency Head, Ir. I Putu Sumantra, gave a suggestion to the people of Bali to be aware of any kind of dogs especially the healthy ones. “Even though they looked healthy, there could be rabies virus inside them. It is hoped the public will get a VAR if bitten besides we have vaccinated dogs lately,” Sumantra explained. (san)

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the shores from evening up to morning while on the sea from 08 am the next day up to 5 pm local time. The process of the search will be going on for three days. Locals have gathered around to see the situation while victim’s wife, Omi Masu (28), keep on hysterically shouting his name. One colleague, Edi (30), stated before the incident, victim was behaving weirdly where when he left his house at Banjar Bantas, Cepaka Village, Kediri victim seemed happy. When he got to the beach, he played football then bravely dove in to the ocean from a coral rock. Sadly when he jumped, a huge current came and dragged him away. All Edi knows is that victim works as a driver in a building material shop at Mengwi Badung. He hoped he will be saved soon. “Victim did shout for help four times then dragged away. Other colleague, Semi Pae (28), tried to help yet he got dragged too. Later on Pae was saved by a foreigner who was swimming around the area,” Edi explained. (kmb30)

Drowned victim still mysterious

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The police is securing the bag suspected to contain bomb in Batubulan, Gianyar.

Suspected to contain bomb

Anti-bomb squad secures a black bag Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Anti-bomb squad of Bali Police Mobile Brigade secured a black bag found by a resident of Batubulan, Sukawati on Sunday (Sep 9). The black travel bag was secured from the front of an old shop in the south of petrol station on Jalan Raya Batubulan, Kapal hamlet, Batubulan village, Sukawati subdistrict. As information compiled at the location, the discovery of a suspected black bag containing explosives happened around 12:00 a.m. local time. Initially, the black bag was found by a group of children from Kapal hamlet, Batubulan, who were playing kites behind the shop building. Since their kite fell down, one of the children namely Kadek Yuda, 10, looked for his kite to the front of shop building overgrown with bushes. When looking for the kite he found a black bag and it remained neat. He did not know the content and then informed the finding to his uncle, Nyoman Nadi, 40. His uncle then looked to the location. Some residents also saw the black bag. Considering many terror

incidents happening lately and to avoid any undesirable things, the finding of such black bag was reported to police station. Shortly, the anti-bomb squad of Bali Police Mobile Brigade came to the scene. Police officers then blockaded the location of discovery and prohibited the vehicles from passing on Jalan Raya Batubulan. People who came to see it should be 50 meters from the site. It resulted in long traffic congestion taking place up to 1.5 hours. The antibomb squad did the identification process by having to back and forth to the site, to ensure if the black bag was harmless. Having taken photograph for the content of the bag, the squad finally de-

cided to make a small explosion to open the contents of the black bag. It was not known for sure about the contents of the mysterious black bag. After being put into anti-explosive container, the anti-bomb squad immediately left the location. Chief of Sukawati Police, Made Witaya, when asked for his confirmation did not know the complete content of the black bag. “At the moment, the bag is being examined by the squad,” he explained. Meanwhile, resident who had seen the mysterious black bag at the location said that other than the black bag it was also found a red shirt and sandals next to it. (kmb16)

The bad weather hitting Tabanan south waters last Sunday (9/9) caused the evacuation of victims dragged at Nyanyi Beach, Beraban Village, Kediri not going well even though the search has undergo 20 hours. It is suspected the victim coming from Sapipukan, Lapean Village, Insana, Timor Tengah Utara Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, got stuck in a coral rock around the location. SAR team of Bali Police, Denpasar SAR team, Tabanan Water Police and volunteers have gone to the sea with two rubber boats reaching up to nearby Tanah Lot in turns. Due to the strong current, the boats were at sometimes almost flipped in the mid ocean. The team was going to dive in yet due to the uncertain condition of the current; the plan was pulled back while the body of victim Primus Uspinit Apoan (30) still is unseen. Tabanan Water Police, APC Ida Bagus Oka Kirana, accompanied by Head of Bali SAR Team, Putu Sugiana, stated that the search started in

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The Search adn Rescue Team is still searching for the drowned victim on Nyanyi Beach, Tabanan.

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Activities

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Candi Beach Cottages IBP

KARANGASEM - Delightful Candi Beach Cottage located in peaceful east Bali. Escape from the hustle and bustle, and embrace the tranquility. Their enchanting and intimate 4-star resort rests amid swaying palm trees within the quiet and natural environs of the beautiful Mendira Bay, Candidasa in the royal Balinese regency of Karangasem. Charming, cottage-style Cottages, comfortable rooms, beachside restaurant, cosy bar, lobby lounge, two refreshing swimming pools, and blissful massage pavilions, are set within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls on to a beautiful private white sand beach. Natural colours and local materials have been blended to create a resort that harmonises with the environment. The traditional architecture utilises local materials from Bali and neighbouring Indonesian islands, while the turquoise waters of the dreamy, palm fringed swimming pool appear to overflow into the azure sea. Candi Beach Cottage is a magical destination where you can raft dramatic rivers, shop for bargains in vibrant local markets, enjoy cultural performances of Hindu dance epics, cycle through gently swaying fields of rice, visit ancient kingdoms and mystical water palaces, climb mighty volcanoes or dive into an exotic world of psychedelic fish. Marriage proposals are proffered and accepted. This welcome oasis is where the dream begins.

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Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Life Style

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Alexander Wang’s Spectroscopic Chic Throughout, Wang dissected active sports clothes - T-shirts, board shorts and parkas - giving them a wonderful paneled finish that had cool architectural volume, yet never looked stiff. “We wanted the garments almost to feel like they were floating on the body, but still holding a very strong volume,” Wang told FWD, explaining that he had used fishing lines to hold all the separate pieces together. The show opened with arty combination of Bermuda shorts topped by tailored tuxedos and mini fracks in leather, all anchored by sexy centurion’s boots. It climaxed with a pair of beautiful halter dresses - one in aluminum crocodile, the other in black - with huge front slashes and dissected necklines. Talk about

flawlessly cut. Through the clothes won applause and even cheers when veteran model Liberty Ross appeared in windbreaker and pencil skirt, before rising to a roaring crescendo for the spectroscopic finale. “We wanted at the end for all the girls to look other worldly. Starting with a uniform and then go futuristic,” added the designer, dressed in his own typical uniform of loose black T-shirt and pants. Model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang show during Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Cyborg cockroaches may be emergency responders Researchers say they’ve figured out a way to create cyborg, remotecontrolled cockroaches, hoping one day the resilient creatures could be steered into disaster zones to gather information and look for survivors. Video footage from the experiments at North Carolina State University shows the part-robot roaches being directed along a curving path via remote control. The researchers say they attached a lightweight chip with a wireless receiver and transmitter onto Madagascar hissing cockroaches and wired a microcontroller to the insects’ anten-

nae and cerci — the sensory organs on the bug’s abdomen that cause it to run away from danger. With electrical signals, the researchers stimulated the cerci to trick the roaches into thinking they needed to scamper away from a predator. Once moving, charges sent to the antennae controlled the insects’ direction. A signal sent to one antenna could make a roach think its feeler was

touching a wall, sending it in the opposite direction, a statement from NC State explained. “Building small-scale robots that can perform in such uncertain, dynamic conditions is enormously difficult. We decided to use biobotic cockroaches in place of robots, as designing robots at that scale is very challenging, and cockroaches are experts at performing in such a hostile environment,” NC State researcher Alper Bozkurt said in the statement. “Ultimately, we think this will allow us to create a mobile web of smart sensors that uses cockroaches to collect and transmit information, such as finding survivors in a building that’s been destroyed by an earthquake,” Bozkurt added. The researchers reported the results of their experiments late last month at the annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society in San Diego, Calif.

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Community-based Tourism: A New Source of Hope for Prosperity

If any New York designer is setting the agenda in modern fashion it is Alexander Wang, whose latest collection was a surgically re-constructed interpretation of the modern urban uniform that managed to be beautiful and gutsy, bizarre yet plausible - all at the same time. Sent out on a catwalk in an industrial pier on the Hudson River on Satu r d a y, S e p t . 8, this spring 2013 was as hyper rich in novel cutting and seaming as it was restrained in its choice of color. Entirely devoid of prints, the palette was just three colors - black, white and silver - albeit taking in with ecru, cream, onyx and anthracite. “Exotic and animalistic!” trumpeted Wang in the post-show backstage, after a finale where an octet of blond models all in white stood like chic sentries before a sudden change of lighting rendered all the outfits fluorescent.

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Ebola outbreak kills 15 in eastern Congo Associated Press Writer

GOMA, Congo — An outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 15 people in northeastern Congo and the local communities are quickly learning how frighteningly deadly the disease is, and how to prevent its spread. “Ebola entered my house and I did not know what it was,” said Gabriel Libina Alandato, who survived the hemorrhagic fever. “My three daughters and their mother died in August, but it is only when I was taken to the quarantine center that I learned about the disease.” Health officials say the population lacks knowledge of Ebola and must learn that the tradition of washing of corpses before funerals spreads the epidemic. Although it is the ninth Ebola epidemic in Congo, it is the first one in the Haut-Uélé territory, in northeastern Congo. Ebola has no cure and is deadly in 40 percent to 90 percent of cases. The disease causes severe internal bleeding. Initially restricted to Isiro, a city north in Haut-Uélé, the Ebola outbreak has now spread to Viadana, a town located 75 kilometers (47 miles) away. According to local medical staff, the virus was transmitted to a woman from Viadana when she attended the funeral of an Ebola victim in Isiro. She then travelled back to Viadana where she contaminated several people and died herself. “A lady participated in a funeral and was contaminated. A second quarantine center was open in Viadana to isolate people who might have been contaminated,” said Dr. Jacques Gumbaluka, the district’s chief doctor. Three people have already died in Viadana, he said. The washing and displaying of bodies during funerals, a widespread tradition, is intended to show love and respect for the deceased. But the practice facilitates the propagation of the epidemic as dozens of people come in close contact with victims of the deadly virus. “The cases that have been identified are linked to certain practices like self-medication or the washing of the corpses and their exposition during funerals. People want to touch and see the body, it’s the tradition everywhere in Africa,” said Faïda Kanyombe, who is responsible for health promotion at Doctors without Borders in the province.

Pie of tourism does not always taste sweet. Those getting involved in person or indirectly may taste so. However, the remaining does not enjoy any impact of the increase of tourist visit to Bali. Probably, it is actually a matter of imbalance on development policy. By and large, development in general is ideally intended to improve people’s prosperity. Its proceedings should be distributed and could be enjoyed evenly. Otherwise, the imbalance can trigger social envy. If unresolved immediately, this may turn into protracted problem. It is not surprising if community then proposed the removal of Denpasar City and the airport to other region in order the new region could also drive a better economic growth. Meanwhile, another protested that its region was just used as stopover of cruise passenger. After landing, guests spent holidays or had excursion to other neighboring destination. It is considered, the region was merely taken advantage for ‘urinating’ and guests spent no single penny. Various attempts have indeed been undertaken by local government to gradually diminish such imbalance. One of them is by launching tourism village in regencies. By this initiative, guests are driven to explore local village to know more about their uniqueness. They were expected to not only have a sightseeing tour but also take advantage of local accommodation facilities. The program denotes one of the community involvements in tourism or better known as community-based tourism. Additionally, guests will have more convenient time to explore the splendor of the village and get in closer touch with the local community. This will enable local people to provide everything required by guests during their stay at the village. They are starting from unique tradition, beauty of nature, challenging adventure to delicious and country-style culinary. Of course, these would enrich their personal experience as one of the objectives of traveling. Integrated farming system is another program that also expected to empty out into agricultural-based tourism. Basically, it is commenced by empowering farmers through the implementation of eco-friendly facilities of rice productions. At the end, it also wants to achieve prosperity, quality health and better environment. Last but not least, government should also map the great potential retained by each region and make a policy in such a way that each region is included in particular tour package. Basically each region has unique and attractive potentials like arts, livelihood, tools, tourist destinations, customs and other treasures. Besides, government can lead new investment to less developed regions and establish inter-regency cooperation in distributing job opportunities. In reality, there are some regencies undergoing rapid growth in handicraft industry and informal sector enterprises, while others have abundant unemployment. Local labor force should be given priority to fill in the opportunities as they are supporters of local culture and responsible for its conservation. Bali has a great potential of pristine destination. This should be managed and preserved accordingly for its sustainability. When this can be achieved, people will have more job opportunities without leaving agriculture or other previous job. Conversely, tourists will have a wide choice of destination and attraction to visit. Hopefully, such development could be supported by all components of community, so the ‘social envy’ could be gradually diminished without moving the ‘existing infrastructure’ but discovering each local potential and how to get a share of the opportunities.

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The bull race attraction has a great potential to attract tourists to North Bali. Fortunately, there are some farmers who still have idealism to preserve the agrarian cultural heritage by organizing a selfmanaged attraction on the Galungan and Kuningan feast days.

Preserve bull race in Buleleng

Bali Post

BULELENG - Cultural attraction of sapi gerumbungan or bull race has been neglected by government for a long time, especially by Buleleng Government. As evidence, in the celebration of national great days the local government prefers organizing golf tournament to making a bull race. Actually, the bull race attraction has a great potential to attract tourists to North Bali. Fortunately, there are some farmers who still have idealism to preserve the agrarian cultural heritage by organizing a self-managed attraction on the Galungan and Kuningan feast days. Farmers of Bebetin village and surrounding areas in Sawan subdistrict, for instance, held a bull race parade at Bebetin Square on the day after Kuningan, Sunday (Sep 9). Those farmers were coalesced into the Bagasebali group. All the group members are farmers and equally having the interest in the bull race attraction. They come from a number of villages and have a commitment to preserve the tradition of bull race in Sawan subdistrict. The villages include the Bebetin, Galungan, Sawan, Menyali and Lemukih. The group members presented 12 pairs of Balinese bulls in the parade. Meanwhile, the contingent of Lemukih village was unable to participate in the parade because it coincided with the implementation of ritual activity at the village. Group Head of Bebetin Bull Race,

Nyoman Sutapa, said on the sidelines of the parade that such bull race attraction was held regularly since tens of years ago. Farmers held the parade for entertainment as well as gratitude to God for bountiful harvests. The parade was usually held on Umanis Galungan. However, since people were busy on Umanis Galungan, the parade was then postponed to the day after Kuningan. “Incidentally, on the Umanis Galungan we organized a ritual at our village, so we postponed the parade and can just organize it this time,” he said. According to Sutapa, the parade of this year had no special point to be assessed. It was just intended for community entertainment and delight expression of the bull race hobbyists. When getting its turn, the jockey of bull race controlled their bulls to walk to the end of the

field. The bulls and other equipment, including the jockey, were embellished with special decorations so they looked attractive and tempted the audience. The bull under control of the jockey ran with upright neck and walked like jumping up and down. “It’s just intended for fun so there is no special assessment. From the way the bulls walk we can see a beauty,” he explained. Subdistrict Head of Sawan, Gede Sandhiyasa, said the bull race was a unique tradition in Buleleng and remained to be preserved by the community. For that purpose, people of the Sawan subdistrict had an initiative to continue organizing the tradition. “In eastern Buleleng, this kind of bull race group can only be found in Sawan subdistrict and they have an initiative to preserve it,” he explained. (kmb/ole)


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A day after Kuningan

Residents throng Air Sanih bathing place attraction Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Air Sanih traditional pool object or bathing place in Kubutambahan subdistrict was thronged by hundreds of people on the day after Kuningan, Sunday (Sep 9). Residents who enjoyed the bathing place offering a natural spring was not only coming from villages in Buleleng, but also from Tabanan, Karangasem and Bangli Regency. Atmosphere of the pool lo- were handed over to customary cated close to the beach was surely village, while some others were crowded and even very boisterous. allocated for the object operations There is a large pond the can be and salaries. Since its opening, the filled with hundreds of people, Air Sanih bathing place had estabranging from children to the elderly. lished two pools. A pond with a People seemed very happy and they depth of 1.7 meters was intended even bathed for hours from the for adults and another was 70 cenmorning to the evening. To get into timeters deep for children. Both the pool, children should purchase pools held clear water exuding an admission ticket for IDR 3,000 from the springs in the pools. Part and IDR 5,000 for adult. Having of the large enough discharge of the come in, visitors are allowed to take springs had been managed by the a bath in the pool with clear water Municipal Waterworks (PDAM) for unlimited time. of Buleleng. A ticket attendant of that object, “The water is truly clear and Nyoman Santiasa, said that Air its discharge never shrinks, deSanih bathing place was managed spite during the dry season. As by Air Sanih customary village, consequence, the public bathing Kubutambahan subdistrict. Some can still exist up to these days,” he The Air Sanih attraction is crowded with visitors a day after Kuningan portions of the revenue obtained explained. (kmb)

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BEIJING — Survivors of multiple earthquakes in southwestern China waited for shelter and other supplies on Monday amid forecasts of heavy rains that are likely to hinder ongoing search efforts. The earthquakes on Friday in a mountainous area toppled thousands of homes and sent boulders tumbling down slopes, killing 81 people and injuring more than 800. Guo said by telephone from the township government office. Guo said only the older survivors had tents, and that food, water, cotton quilts, clothes and medicine were also needed. The official Xinhua News Agency cited local authorities as saying mobile phone services in the quake-hit areas had been basically restored.

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Regent reprimands crafter Negara (Bali Post)—

Intention of the Jembrana Regency to empower the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the procurement of endek fabric with the motif of Jembrana buffalo race was deceived. A number of SMEs receiving the orders from some regional working units (SKPD) even handed over the order of buffalo race-motif endek to crafters in Klungkung. Meanwhile, many crafters in Jembrana even did not get the orders. From the search to a number of crafters who received the orders, it found a different in terms of thicknesses but offered the same price namely IDR 100,000 per meter. The Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency of Jembrana had recommended the small and medium enterprises to the regional working unit (SKPD) but it was considered to have acted discriminatively. One of the weavers claimed to be

disappointed on Sunday (Sep 9) because he did not get any orders from the project despite having a license. Even, many orders were later revealed to have been taken to other regencies such as Gianyar and Klungkung. The Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, when contacted last Sunday confirmed if he had found the endek clothes with buffalo racemotif when visiting an exhibition in Denpasar displayed by a crafter from Klungkung. When asked, in fact it was an order from Jembrana with the reason if the crafter in Jembrana had been overwhelmed with a lot of orders. The regent said to have reprimanded and blacklisted the crafter. The Regent Artha affirmed that the government intended to promote the use of the endek clothes with buffalo race-motif and empowered the weavers in Jembrana. “I do not want if the order is worked on by

weavers from outside the region,” he explained. Related to crafters that did not get the orders, he said, it might happen as they were not ready, new as well as not included in the crafters association. “We have commitment to crafters in our region as well as promote the use of the endek clothes to students later. Perhaps they were overwhelmed with the orders and pursued by deadlines in the new academic year,” he explained. Spokesperson of Jembrana Government, Suherman, said the procurement of buffalo race endek-motif was submitted to each regional working unit with a budget of IDR 1.2 billion. Then, the crafters were given instructions by the Jembrana Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency. On the other hand, the agency head, Made Ayu Ardini, when contacted by reporter to her cellular phone for few times was not responded. (kmb26)

University campus at Jimbaran were active or not. Masuri at first did not know they were mortars when he was finding unused stuffs. He then found out about it the next day and reported it to West Denpasar Police which

then later forwarded to the Brimob Headquarters to be examined. Head of Bali Police Public Relation, GPC Hariadi, confirmed that these mortars are rotten and doesn’t have its triggers. The founds are still being investigated further. (kmb21)

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Zhu Yinquan, a teacher, left, tries to comfort a woman who lost her seven-year-old daughter at a school in Friday’s earthquake in Yiliang county in southwest China’s Yunnan province, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

A rubbish searcher named Masuri (37) who lives at Banjar Batu Bolong, Padang Sambian, Denpasar, found two mortars last Saturday (8/9). It is unknown if the mortars found in the Udayana

The region was expected to be hit by medium to heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday, bringing the threat of rain-triggered landslides that could cause more casualties and complicate search efforts, Xinhua cited rescuers as saying. Footage from China Central Television showed rescuers and sniffer dogs running past steep slopes because of the risk of fist-sized stones tumbling down. It also showed an ambulance stuck in stones and debris. A resident of Luozehe town, close to where the quakes struck, said he and others were evacuated to a more central area of the county. “It’s quite hot here. There isn’t enough drinking water or tents,” said Wu Xuehong, who described seeing dead livestock after farm buildings collapsed. More than 11,000 tents, 10,500 quilts, 6,000 coats and other supplies including bottled water and rice have been delivered to Yiliang and more are on the way, Xinhua said, citing the rescue headquarters. The first magnitude-5.6 quake struck just before 11:30 a.m. Friday and was followed by an equally strong quake shortly after noon. Though of moderate strength, the quakes were shallow. Such quakes often cause more damage than deeper ones.

Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail

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Scavenger found two mortars Denpasar (Bali Post)-

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The proccess of making the traditional clothes is seen on the picture.

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China quake survivors await shelter, expect rain They struck a region of small farms and mines near the border between Guizhou andYunnan provinces, where some of China’s poorest people live. About 60,000 residents from Jiaokui town inYiliang county, about 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the epicenter of one of the earthquakes, had been evacuated to open spaces, an official surnamed

Buffalo race-motif clothes ordered to Klungkung

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CHICAGO — Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after their union and district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite intense weekend negotiations that the union said were productive but still failed to adequately address issues such as job security and teacher evaluations. The two sides were not far apart on compensation, but were on other issues, including health benefits — teachers want to keep what they have now — and a new teacher evaluation system based partly on students’ standardized test scores, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said. “This is a difficult decision and one we hoped we could have avoided,” she said. “We must do things differently in this city if we are to provide our students with the education they so rightfully deserve.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned the union’s decision, and said the negotiations could be resolved if the

two sides kept talking, “given how close we are.” “This is not a strike I wanted,” Emanuel said. “It was a strike of choice ... it’s unnecessary, it’s avoidable and it’s wrong. “ More than 26,000 teachers and support staff were expected to hit the picket lines early Monday, while the school district and parents carried out plans for keeping nearly 400,000 students safe and occupied while classes remain empty in the coming days in the nation’s third largest school district. Both Emanuel and union officials have much at stake. The walkout comes at a time when unions and collective bargaining by public employees have come under criticism in many parts of the country, and all sides are closely monitoring who might emerge with the upper hand in the Chicago dispute. The timing also may be inopportune for Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff whose city administration is wrestling with a spike in murders and shootings in some city neighborhoods and who just agreed

to take a larger role in fundraising for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. As the strike deadline approached, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might suffer and where their kids will go while they’re at work. School officials said they will open more than 140 schools between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. so children can eat lunch and breakfast in a district where many students receive free meals. The district asked community organizations to provide additional programs for students, and a number of churches, libraries and other groups plan to offer day camps and other activities. But it’s not clear how many families will send their children to the added programs. “They’re going to lose learning time,” said Beatriz Fierro, whose daughter is in the fifth grade on the city’s Southwest Side. “And if the whole afternoon they’re going to be free, it’s bad. Of course you’re worried.”

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader, attends their joint news conference with other political parties’ presidential election candidates in Tokyo September 10, 2012.

Japan PM Noda to face fringe contenders in party race

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TOKYO - Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will face three fringe contenders for one of the worst jobs around - leading the demoralized ruling party to almost certain crushing election defeat. The Democratic Party election commission confirmed on Monday that besides Noda, former farm ministers Hirotaka Akamatsu and Michihiko Kano and an ex-internal affairs minister Kazuhiro Haraguchi would run in the September 21 leadership contest. With no party heavyweights on the roster, Noda is likely to retain his post as government and party chief. In his election pledge, Noda said he would bring a lasting end to deflation that has plagued Japan for a decade and hit a 1 percent inflation target within a year. He also promised to work towards ending reliance on nuclear power, though he gave no deadline. But his days in power appear numbered with opinion polls showing the Democrats trailing the opposition Liberal Democratic Party and a new grouping led by a popular Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto which plans to contest the next general election expected before the end of the year. Parliament’s term ends in August 2013, but Noda promised to call an election “soon” in return for the opposition backing for his plan to raise sales tax to offset rising social security costs. Last month’s passage of the tax bill marked a rare break in Japan’s long political gridlock and the biggest accomplishment of Noda’s one-year tenure, but it came at a steep price. About 50 lawmakers left the

Democrats, with the rest bracing for voter backlash for backing the tax hike and other unpopular policies, such as Noda’s push to restart nuclear reactors idled after last year’s Fukushima disaster. The government is due to present a national energy plan in coming days that will try to respond to the growing anti-nuclear sentiment among voters without alienating pro-nuclear industrial lobbies, but risk satisfying neither side. If he is reelected, Noda’s immediate challenge will be to win approval of the opposition-controlled upper house for new borrowing in the current budget to avoid a government shutdown. Whoever takes over after the election, many expect to be held in November, will face substantial unfinished business and a long list of deep-rooted problems dogging the world’s third-largest economy and its 10th most populous country. Further steps beyond sales tax hikes are needed to prevent Japan’s public debt from piling up, the nuclear phase-out will require a major overhaul of the energy sector and pulling Japan out of deflation calls for major market and structural reforms. The rebuilding after the magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast on March 11, 2011 is far from over and the full decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and the clean-up of its surroundings will take decades. Tokyo’s efforts to revive its exports through free trade deals have also stalled amid political stalemate, while relations with Asian peers South Korea and China soured in the past weeks as simmering territorial disputes flared up.


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Japan cuts quarterly economic growth figures Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan on Monday revised down its quarterly growth figures, reigniting fears that the world’s third-largest economy was stumbling amid turmoil in Europe and a slowdown in Asia. Analysts said gross do- due to the end of government tsunami. mestic product figures were incentives” for eco-friendly But Japan’s economy has within market expectations, but cars. faced headwinds caused by warned that an export slump “I’m afraid that we are going Europe’s debt crisis, which and widening trade deficit to see more and more negative has slowed growth worldwide, would hurt the faltering econ- economic data from now on. It while a high yen has made omy, which grew 0.2 percent would be no surprise if Japan’s Japanese exports less competibetween April and June. GDP shrinks later this year.” tive in overseas markets. Preliminary figures from On an annualised basis, the Last month, the governthe Cabinet office had earlier economy grew a revised 0.7 ment downgraded its views shown 0.3 percent GDP growth percent in the quarter, lower on consumer sentiment and for the quarter. than a preliminary 1.4 percent machinery orders, while the “Japan’s economic slow- rise, the data showed. Bank of Japan effectively cut down is visible now,” said The government has taken a its assessments on exports and Hideki Matsumura, chief series of steps to spur growth, factory production. economist at Japan Research including the incentives for It is not unusual for there to Institute. fuel-efficient vehicle purchases be a gap between the govern“Exporters are facing a and measures to rebuild the ment’s preliminary and revised tough environment, while the northern region hit by last data for annualised GDP folauto sector is slowing at home year’s deadly earthquake and lowing adjustments in other

figures. In another sign of slowing growth, Japan’s current account surplus in July tumbled 40.6 percent from a year earlier as exports to Europe and China weakened, the finance ministry said. The current account, the broadest measure of Japan’s trade with the rest of the world, recorded a surplus of 625.4 billion yen ($8.0 billion), down from a year ago but ahead of a market forecast of 438.2 billion yen. The current account measures trade in goods, services, tourism and investment and marks the difference between Japan’s income from foreign sources against payments on foreign obligations.

Dreamliner touches down in India after four-year wait

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NEW DELHI - Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landed in New Delhi on Saturday, ending a four-year wait by struggling national carrier Air India to add the nextgeneration jet to its fleet. The plane, painted in the red and yellow livery of Air India, was given a watercannon salute as it taxied down the runway. A small religious ceremony was also conducted to welcome the aircraft, the Press Trust of India reported. The Dreamliner took 15 hours of flying time from Boeing’s Charleston factory in South Carolina to Delhi, plus a 90-minute stopover at Frankfurt for re-fuelling, the commander of the aircraft, Capt A.S. Soman, said. “It was a very smooth flight. It has a very (quiet) cabin and there is much less fatigue (for the pilot). It is both a pilot and passenger friendly airplane,” Soman said.

The plane’s arrival -the first of 27 Dreamliners ordered by Air India -- was delayed since 2008 because of production problems at Boeing. The carrier and Boeing were then involved in a row over compensation for the delay. The aircraft is seen as becoming the mainstay of loss-making Air India’s global operations and

airline officials hope it will attract new customers. The Dreamliner is also crucial for Air India’s turnaround plan because it will replace some older, fuelguzzling planes. For Air India, the plane has been configured to have 256 seats -- 18 business class seats and 238 in economy. The carrier’s once-domi-

nant market share has shrunk to 18 percent in the face of fierce competition from private and low-cost carriers that have taken to the air since India liberalised its commercial aviation sector in the 1990s.

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An Indian security personnel looks on during the arrival of Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Charleston, USA, at Indira Gandhi International airport’s terminal T-3 in New Delhi, on September 8, 2012. The factory fresh 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first of the 27 Dreamliners Air India has purchased for their fleet.

South Korea unveils new $5.2 billion stimulus package

Agence France-Presse

SEOUL - South Korea on Monday unveiled new stimulus measures worth $5.2 billion to boost domestic demand as its exportdriven economy struggles with the global economic downturn. The finance ministry said it would push for fiscal support worth 5.9-trillion-won ($5.23 billion) -- 4.6 trillion won for the remainder of this year and 1.3 trillion won for next year. The new support, which followed a package of 8.5 trillion won in June, does not require an additional budget as it comes mostly in the form of reducing taxes and expanding social welfare programmes. “There are growing concerns about our sagging economic power,” Finance Minister Bahk Jae-Wan said, citing weak global markets and the prolonged eurozone debt crisis. In June, South Korea revised its growth forecast for 2012 down to 3.3 percent from its earlier projection of 3.7 percent, mainly as a result of slumping exports. In an effort to boost the flagging real estate market, capital gains taxes will be exempted for five years for newly built homes purchased this year, the ministry said. The housing acquisition tax will be halved for home purchases taking place during the rest of this year, it said, while individual income tax will also be cut. Also, individual consumption taxes for cars and home appliances will be cut until the end of the year by 1.5 percentage points to 3.5 percent for small cars and to 6.5 percent for big cars, while duties on home appliances will fall to 3.5 percent. The new stimulus measures are expected to boost economic growth by 0.06 percentage points this year and 0.10 percentage points for next year, the ministry said.

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After catching fire, forest of Mount Agung in monitored status

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AMLAPURA - Within the past few days the forest on Mount Agung has been enveloped by thick white clouds. As a result, it is difficult to monitor it from a distance. Related to the condition, the Head of the Regional Disaster Management (BPBD) of Karangasem, Komang Sutirtayasa, said on Sunday (Sep 9) that his party had deployed a team to climb the Mount Agung, especially to observe the traces around the forest fire hotspots. According to him, after the withdrawal of the alert status of Mount Agung fire on Thursday (Sep 6), during the next month the status of forests on

the highest mountain would be always monitored. It was based on the consideration of quite long dry season and barren condition of the mountain

slopes. Meanwhile, the mountain continued to be enveloped by white clouds. It was worried if there would be fire but un-

known because it was unseen from a distance. Sutirtayasa said that his party would deploy a team once again on Wednesday (Sep 12). The team would climb the mountain to look closely or make sure if there was no fire or burning forest. On the other hand, the 1623 District Military Command of Karangasem would

also be going to continue its monitoring after the worst forest fires of Mount Agung within the past several years. The monitoring was planned to utilize the weekly activity of the military personnel. As reported, the protected forest from the northern slopes of Mount Agung above the Daya hamlet, Ban village, Kubu, to the eastern slopes and southern

slopes above the Tanah Aron hamlet, Bebandem subdistrict, had caught fire for six days, namely from Friday (Aug 31) to Wednesday (Sep 5). Residents of Kubu estimated the worst fire within the past 10 years reached thousands of hectares, while Karangasem Regent, I Wayan Geredeg, said the forest fire only reached 250 hectares. (013)

Within the past few days the forest on Mount Agung has been enveloped by thick white clouds. As a result, it is difficult to monitor it from a distance.

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Siat Sampian:

A Sacred Attraction at Samuantiga Temple

A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar. Local devotees perform a mass sacred cultural show called Siat Sampian or Sampian War. This attraction is a war performed in a playing atmosphere. The weapon used by participants is called sampian, a young leaf arrangement used in the ritual. This war was carried out by women and men who have been in a trance designated by local deities or God Almighty through an initiation ceremony. Participants of the war will attack one another regardless of the opponents and friends. Such an attraction is held once a year, right three days after

the ritual pinnacle falling on full moon of the eleventh month in Balinese calendar (around May). Local people divide this attraction into two kinds, namely the one performed by women’s group is called Jro Permas, while the men’s group is called Parekan. Jro Permas has approximately 35 members, while Parekan group has hundreds of people. It is begun by Jero Permas and takes place from sunrise until midday. These women players will dance or nampiog around the temple for 11 times clockwise. This activity is conducted in the middle courtyard by imitating the wave motion. All the players line up by holding the other’s hands, moving back and forth

in front of the shrines. Their movement looks like a fish catcher using conical nets (juru pencar) and it is repeated again and again as well as followed by flying movement like birds while taking a sampian (arrangement of young coconut leaf) at certain shrine. Each player then takes a sampian and then holds a war. In the war, all the players do not distinguish which ones are friends or enemies. They will chase each other, hit each other or pull to one side. Such an attraction is accompanied by gamelan orchestra in a very dynamic rhythm. If each Jro Premas has managed to beat another player up to three times, then the attraction can be ended. All the sampian weapons

used will be returned to its original place. The next battle is the turn of men’s group involving huge number of participants. At first, they move by imitating the movement of wave as practiced by Jro Permas. Afterward, they run around the temple for three times clockwise and then say prayers together. Although the players already get possessed by the spirit of struggle, the Siat Sampian may not yet begin. This Parekan group should get around the temple for three times while holding sampian. Having done this, the atmosphere of war begins where participants no longer distinguish the opponents, friends, uncle or other relatives. They wave the

sampian like mace and spear. Happiness and excitement expression can be clearly seen on the participants.

Every participant looks satisfied and pleased as they can devote something to their deities sincerely.

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A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar. Local devotees perform a mass sacred cultural show called Siat Sampian or Sampian War.


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Daughter of slain BritishIraqi couple back in UK Associated Press Writer

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A woman walks past graffiti on a wall of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (C), his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (R) and former head of the Libyan Intelligence Service Abdullah Al-Senussi in Tripoli November 20, 2011.

Gaddafi son’s Libya trial to be delayed by five months: official Reuters

TRIPOLI - The trial of Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam will be delayed by five months to include any relevant testimony obtained via the interrogation of Libya’s former spy chief who was arrested last week, the prosecutor general office said on Sunday. Government officials said in August Saif al-Islam’s trial on charges of war crimes - the most high-profile prosecution of a figure from his late father’s entourage to date - was due to begin in September. But the arrest on Wednesday of Abdullah al-Senussi, the former spy chief known as “Gaddafi’s black box”, has pushed that date back, postponing a trial a lawyer from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has already said is unlikely to be fair. “We were ready to try Saif al-Islam this month but after bringing back Senussi to Libya, new information will come to light which will delay the trial for at least five months,” Milad al-Zintani, lawyer at the prosecutor general’s office, told a news conference. Senussi was handed over to Libya by Mauritanian authorities on Wednesday after being captured in the West African state

in March, triggering a tug of war between Libya, France and the ICC for his extradition. The announcement from the prosecutor general’s office comes amid criticism of the trials of other former Gaddafi officials by the Libyan Council on Freedom and Human Rights. “The law usually supports justice, but we are now facing an exceptional justice system which lacks the basis of a fair trial,” Mohammed al-Alagy, a former interim justice minister who now heads the human rights council, told reporters. Without naming any specific cases, he said trials were being ordered while bypassing necessary legal steps to ensure suspects are treated fairly. So far, former spy chief Buzeid Dorda has appeared in the dock, and on Monday former foreign minister Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi and former secretary general of the General People’s Congress Mo-

hammed Zwai will stand trial. Libya’s new rulers, who aim to draw up a democratic constitution, are keen to try Gaddafi’s family members and loyalists at home to show the country’s citizens that those who helped Gaddafi stay in power for 42 years are being punished. Human rights activists worry a weak central government and a relative lack of rule of law mean legal proceedings - both for Senussi and for Saif al-Islam - will not meet international standards. On Wednesday, rights groups called on Libya’s government to hand over Senussi to the ICC where an arrest warrant for him remains in force. In July, a war crimes lawyer who was detained in Libya for three weeks on spying allegations said her experience had shown it was impossible for Saif al-Islam to get a fair trial in his home country.

PARIS — The younger daughter of a British-Iraqi couple slain while vacationing in the French Alps has returned to Britain, while her badly wounded older sister has come out of an artificial coma, authorities said Sunday. Four-year-old Zeena and 7-year-old Zaina survived a vicious shooting that killed their parents, Saad and Iqbal al-Hilli, as well as a stillunidentified older woman and a French man who apparently happened to be passing by on his bicycle. French police have been scrambling to hunt down leads since Wednesday’s rampage, while relatives of the couple arrived in France to take care of the girls. Authorities say they are probing whether an alleged financial dispute between Saad al-Hilli and his brother Zaid played a role, though the surviving brother has denied any conflict. Eric Maillaud, the prosecutor for Annecy near where the shootings occurred, told The Associated Press in a text message that Zeena had returned to Britain along with two relatives. The older daughter, Zaina, was shot in the shoulder and took violent blows to the head during the attack. She underwent two operations and had been placed in a medically induced coma. She has come out of the coma but remains on sedatives and cannot yet talk to investigators, Maillaud wrote Sunday. Depending on what she remembers, the 7-year-old could prove crucial to the investigation.

Iraq’s fugitive VP convicted as attacks kill 82 Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 82 people in one of the deadliest days this year. It appeared unlikely that the attacks in 13 cities were all timed to coincide with the afternoon verdict that capped a monthslong case against Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, a longtime foe of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Still, taken together, the violence and verdict could energize Sunni insurgents bent on returning Iraq to the brink of civil war by targeting Shiites and undermining the government. Al-Hashemi fled to Turkey in the months after the Shiite-led government accused him of playing a role in 150 bombings, assassinations and other attacks from 2005 to 2011 — years in which the country was mired in retaliatory sectarian violence that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein’s Sunni regime. Most of the attacks were allegedly carried out by al-Hashemi’s bodyguards and other employees, and largely targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims. The vice president declined to immediately comment on the verdict after meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara. He said he would “tackle this issue in a statement” in coming hours. The politically charged case — which was announced the day after U.S. troops withdrew from the country last December — sparked a government crisis and fueled Sunni Muslim and Kurdish resentment against al-Maliki, whom critics say is monopolizing power. Violence has ebbed significantly, but insurgents continue to stage highprofile bombings and shooting rampages. Al-Qaida’s Iraq branch has promised a comeback in predominantly Sunni areas from which it was routed by the U.S. and its local allies after sectarian fighting peaked in 2007. “These attacks show al-Qaida’s ability to hit any place in Iraq and at any time,” said Ali Salem, 40, an elementary school teacher in Baghdad. “The lack of security could take us back to zero.” The worst violence on Sunday struck the capital, where bombs pounded a half-dozen neighborhoods — both Sunni and Shiite — throughout the day. The deadliest attacks in Baghdad hit Shiite areas Sunday evening, hours after the al-Hashemi verdict was announced. In all, 32 people were killed in the capital and 90 wounded, according to police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to reporters.

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INDONESIA Police arrest four terrorist suspects in Ambon Antara

AMBON - Police’s special detachment, known as Densus 88, is holding four suspected members of terrorist networks in this North Maluku capital. The four suspects were nabbed in a raid on Sunday night at the house of one of the suspects later identified as Imran at the Batu Merah sub-district. Chief spokesman of the Maluku police Adj. Sr. Comr Johanis Huwae refused to give the name of the suspects saying, “I have to check first.” Earlier Imran’s wife Nur Ani (30)said her husband and his three friends were arrested when she was in the kitchen. “My husband (Imran) was arrested together with

his friends, called Abdullah and Aten and one whose name was not known,” Nur Ani said. In the raid Densus 88 found firearms of the SS - 1 and MK - 3 types and a hand grenade in the house. A neighbor in the village of Batu Merah, Abdullah Soamolle, expressed surprise that the house dwellers were suspected of being terrorists. “They have been here for a year and never having contact with people in the neighborhood,” Abdullah said.

BI optimistic current account deficit to fall Antara

JAKARTA - Bank Indonesia (the central bank/BI) is optimistic the country’s current account deficit will fall to 2 percent at the end of this year. “Until July the current account deficit improved as expected, with exports going up and imports going down. We expect it will be getting better so it will reach 2 percent at the end of this year,” BI’s director of monetary, statistics and balance of payment Doddy Zulverdi said recently. Earlier, BI recorded the current account deficit until the second quarter of this year reached US$6.9 billion or 3.1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), meaning that it exceeded the psychological level of 3 percent. “If the deficit falls to 2 percent, the level is safe for investors to enter our country,” he said. Data from the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) show Indonesia’s

exports rose by 4.60 percent to US$16.15 billion in July compared to a month earlier. However, the figure fell by 7.27 percent compared to the same month last year. With the global economy showing no signs of improvement, Doddy said Indonesia’s export growth would still come under pressure next year due to a decline in commodity prices. “It is difficult to record a current account surplus as the global economic growth has not improved. So the current account deficit in 2013 will still reach about 2 percent,” he said. The current account deficit reached 3.1 percent in the second quarter of 2012 because export performance fell while demand for imported goods increased rapidly, he said. Though capital and financial account recorded a significant surplus it was not enough to cover the current account deficit. Consequently, the country’s balance of payment suffered a deficit of US$2.8 billion, he said.

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers sit on the deck of their boat stranded on the waters in Pagai Selatan, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Human Rights Watch Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylum-seekers stranded in Indonesia as they make perilous sea voyages to Australia.

Indonesia, Australia must protect boat children Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Human Rights Watch Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylumseekers stranded in Indonesia as they make perilous sea voyages to Australia. Hundreds of children, especially unaccompanied ones, from countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Myanmar face detention, mistreatment in custody, no access to education, and little or no basic assistance in Indonesia, the New York-based rights watchdog said citing its recent study. The Indonesian government fails to provide them or their families opportunities to obtain legal asylum status, it added.

“Far too many children take incredibly risky journeys because they face no good choices,” the group’s children’s rights director Zama Coursen-Neff said in a statement. “They can’t go home because of persecution or war, and they can’t stay put, because Indonesia doesn’t assist with basic needs or address their legal status,” she added. “Unaccompanied migrant children attempting to transit Indonesia en route to Australia too often fall into a legal black hole in which their rights are denied and their health and physical safety are put at risk.” Australia is facing a steady influx of asylum-seekers arriving by boat, many of whom use

Indonesia as a transit hub, paying people-smugglers for passage on wooden vessels after fleeing their home countries. Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen Monday said he hoped to begin sending asylumseekers to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru later this week, to deter them from paying people-smugglers to attempt the dangerous sea voyage. Scores of them, many originally from Afghanistan, have drowned while attempting these journeys. In the most recent case, children were among more than 100 people believed to have lost their lives after their boat sank off the coast of Java last month, underscoring the need for better protection for them, HRW said.


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Ubud Traditional Art Market IBP

Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some from them still open until nighttime. While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 06:00 - even before that there is morning market started at 04:00 morning. The art crafting are sold in this art market consisted of various crafting, from traditional until contemporary crafting which its price is relatively cheap. You can do the transaction directly to the merchant which generally can be bargained. All the crafting sold in this place you can bring home as souvenir like slipper, wood idol, bag, clothes, matting, painting and a lot of more. It is very simple way and easily to find Ubud Market since it is very famous among the Balinese and it is strategically located in the center of Ubud Village. This market is located just in the front of Ubud Palace with crowded of visitor who purchases the items every day.

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Williams caps off great summer with win at US Open

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Serena Williams wrapped up her remarkable summer with the latest rendition of a scene that has become familiar the past few months. —Williams jumping up and down on the tennis court with a mile-wide smile across her face. —Williams picking up a big-time prize — this time, the U.S. Open trophy, which will look good somewhere near the gold medals she won at the Olympics and the silver plate she took home from Wimbledon. If there was anything unexpected about her latest triumph, it was the challenge she faced from Victoria Azarenka, especially considering the way Williams dominated everyone she faced on the way to Sunday’s final, to say nothing of the way the final started. Come the third set, with the sun going down and the stadium completely blanketed in shadows, Williams stood only two points away from a loss. She rediscovered her form in time, took the last four games of the match and won her fourth title at Flushing Meadows and 15th Grand Slam title overall with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory. It was the first women’s U.S. Open final to go three sets since 1995. “If it was anybody other than Serena on the other side of the court, I’m not sure we’d be talking now,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, a coach who has been working with Williams recently. “But it was Serena. She was there. She’s a winner and she’s a champion.” Mouratoglou helped Williams engineer a restoration that began shortly after she lost

in the first round of the French Open in May, the only opening-round exit of her 49 career Grand Slam appearances. “She said, ‘I want to win Wimbledon, I want to start now,’” Mouratoglou said. “That’s simple. That’s how it started.” Since then, Williams won both singles and doubles at Wimbledon, then matched that feat a month later at the London Olympics. The U.S. Open was the clincher — a twoweek clinic during which she lost only 19 games over her first six matches, then put on a display in how to play pressure tennis when the stakes were the highest. Trailing 5-3 and serving at 30-all against Azarenka, the Australian Open champion seeded first in this tournament, Williams wrested back control of the match by winning 10 of the next 12 points. “Obviously, I never give up,” Williams said. “I never, never quit. I’ve come back so many times in so many matches. I wasn’t too nervous.”

Indeed, for a woman who has had her share of flare-ups here in recent years, Williams barely showed a trace of emotion when this match was at its diciest. There was the smallest of hesitations for a second look after a serve was called out at 3-5, 30-15. And, when she closed out that game three points later, she did the quickest of skips — a nearly imperceptible celebration before a calm walk to the chair to get ready for the service break she had to have. She got it, then held serve, and then twice held off Azarenka when she was one point from forcing a third-set tiebreaker. The first save came on a backhand winner, one of 44 winners Williams hit to only 13 for her counterpunching, but less powerful, opponent. “Feels like there is no room for a mistake,” Azarenka said in describing what it’s like dealing with Williams’ game. “There is no room for a wrong decision.” Williams hasn’t always played the role of cool customer in the crucible of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Serena Williams holds up the championship trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.

Hamilton wins to boos while Alonso feels the love Reuters

MONZA, Italy - A victorious Lewis Hamilton tried to speak a few words in Italian on the Monza podium on Sunday, but there was no winning over the red-capped crowd on the track beneath the McLaren driver. They booed the Briton, a low growl that contrasted with the roar of approval that greeted Ferrari’s championship leader Fernando Alonso as he stepped up to the third place step. Beating a Ferrari driver at the temple of Italian motorsport, an altar to all things red, is never a comfortable experience in the minutes immediately after the race when the hordes of ‘tifosi’ (fans) invade the track. “It’s much nicer in Silverstone,” Hamilton conceded once safely out of sight of the crowd. “It’s not as special as it is in Silverstone or Monaco, but it’s one of those special grands prix as this is a very historic circuit,” he added. “I wish we had a better reception here, but I know and I could hear the great Brit fans we had here this weekend who were standing in amongst the crowd of

Italian Ferrari fans...I noticed every one of them when we did the parade lap.” Speaking to reporters afterwards, Hamilton cut a low-key figure compared to the celebrations going on elsewhere in the paddock. ALONSO DELIGHT Alonso, who had started 10th and ended up stretching his overall lead from 24 to 37 points, after rivals Red Bull suffered a rare double retirement, was possibly the happiest man in the paddock. It was a close run thing with the Mexican Sergio Perez, who finished second for Ferrari-powered Sauber, also beaming as his team passed around the Tequila in their motorhome. Even Jenson Button, Hamilton’s team mate who retired from the race while in second place, seemed happier than Hamilton at the team group photograph with the trophies. Maybe that was because, after finishing runner-up at Monza for the past three years, Button did not have to face what he has called a “football crowd” - although they cheered loud enough when his car rolled to a standstill by the side of the track on Sunday.

Hamilton has been in the spotlight all weekend, the subject of endless speculation about his Formula One future amid rumors he could be lured to Mercedes next season as a replacement for Michael Schumacher. The 2008 world champion, who failed to finish in Belgium after being caught in a first corner pile-up that also ended Alonso’s race, might as well have been on a different planet according to his post race comments. “It’s been a good weekend, just nice and calm and collected and just silent,” he said. “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s phenomenal. You never know what’s going to happen when you come into a race weekend but I’ve been so happy that it’s just gone quite smoothly throughout,” he added. Speaking separately to British reporters, his demeanor clouded - perhaps as much a result of the unwelcome speculation as the immediate line of questioning. Asked about Alonso getting a bigger cheer and him being booed, he replied simply: “And?” The podium reception,

he said, had made no difference. “Standing on any podium is great when you’re on the top. It’s quite incredible to

see how many people were on the straight. “I’ve never seen that. Even when I came second in the past I can’t remem-

ber seeing such a lot,” he added. “Pretty much the whole straight was covered in people, incredible.”

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McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, celebrates with McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh, center, and his teammate Jenson Button of Britain after winning the Italian Formula One GP, at the Monza racetrack, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.


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Congo close in on African Nations Cup qualification Reuters

AP Photos/Lalo R. Villar

Spain’s David Villa scores from a penalty kick during a friendly soccer match against Saudi Arabia at the Pasaron stadium in Pontevedra, north western Spain, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.

Villa boost for Spain as favourites begin defence

CAPE TOWN - A second-half goal spree ensured a comfortable 4-0 win for the Democratic Republic of Congo against Equatorial Guinea in their African Nations Cup qualifier on Sunday and earned them an almost certain place in next year’s finals. The victory in Kinshasa left the Congolese with a virtually insurmountable lead, with Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani scoring twice and Deo Kanda and Issama Mpeko adding the others after a goalless first half. It was the biggest win of the 15 final-round, first-leg qualifiers played across the continent at the weekend, and should send the Congolese, winners in 1968 and 1974, back to the finals after missing the last three tournaments. Algeria enjoyed a 1-0 away win against Libya, played in neutral Casablanca, after substitute El Arbi Hillel Soudani scored two minutes from time, giving the visitors a massive advantage for the return leg. Algeria’s pressure paid off with a cleverly worked goal for the Portugal-based striker, who has now netted five in his seven international appearances. However, the win was marred by a mass brawl on the pitch between the two sets of players at the final whistle. Mozambique pulled off a surprise 2-0 home win over Morocco side to give themselves a good chance of making the finals. The home side had been given little chance when the draw was made, but goals from Miro and Domingues ensured a defendable lead for next month’s return match. The result put further pressure on Morocco’s Belgian coach Eric Gerets, already feeling the ire of the local media and fans after a disappointing start to 2014 World Cup qualification. Zimbabwe, another neighbour of 2013 hosts South Africa, exceeded expectations by beating Angola 3-1, while Ibrahim Yattara scored the only goal as Guinea struggled to beat visiting Niger.

Reuters

MADRID - Favourites Spain start the defence of their world title away to Georgia on Tuesday when coach Vicente del Bosque will have another chance to test the form of record marksman David Villa, recently returned from eight months out with a broken leg. The 30-year-old Barcelona striker, who sat out Spain’s triumphant Euro 2012 campaign, came off the bench to score in his first game back for both club and country and his eye for goal appears as sharp as ever. His strike from the penalty spot in Friday’s 5-0 friendly victory against Saudi Arabia was his 52nd goal for his country on his 83rd appearance and he told reporters afterwards the surgery to repair his leg had been a complete success. “I have not felt any concern since the first day I returned to training seven weeks ago and there has been no problem since the operation,” Villa said. “I am building up muscle tone, confidence and strength in my movement,” he added. “I have been training a long time now and the body is adapting but whether I can play from the beginning is a decision for the coach.” Villa was an automatic starter for Del Bosque at the 2010 World Cup

but without him at Euro 2012 the coach alternated between playing Fernando Torres as a lone striker and using Cesc Fabregas as a roving forward. Villa’s return adds another attacking option to a team who have swept all before them since winning Euro 2008. The world’s top-ranked side are on a 22-match winning streak in European Championship and World Cup qualifiers, last failing to win in a 1-1 draw in Iceland in September 2007. “Villa is a man who loves scoring goals,” his in-form Barca and Spain team mate Pedro, who netted twice against Saudi Arabia, told a news conference on Saturday. “We knew the injury was very serious but he has made a spectacular recovery and he is continuing to build fitness, confidence and rhythm.” France will likely be the main threat to the Spanish in Group I, which is completed by Belarus and

Finland. France and Georgia are joint top on three points after t h e y won their opening qualifiers on Friday away to Finland and at home to Belarus respectively. Georgia were indebted to goalkeeper Giorgi Loria for keeping the Belarussians at bay as Tornike Okriashvili scored the only goal of the match six minutes into the second half in Tbilisi.

Anderlecht’s Dieumerci Mbokani celebrates after scoring against AEL Limassol during their Champions League play-off second leg soccer match at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Anderlecht August 28, 2012.

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Depleted England aim to build on fast start Reuters

LONDON - England must cope without six key players when they aim to build on a superb start to their World Cup Group H qualifying campaign against Ukraine on Tuesday. An emphatic 5-0 win in Moldova came at a cost with key defender John Terry joining his Chelsea clubmate Ashley Cole on the injury list when he was ruled out of the Ukraine game with an ankle injury, joining Wayne Rooney, Andy Carroll, Gareth Barry, Ashley Young and Scott Parker on the sidelines. Terry, who featured in one of the pivotal moments when England beat Ukraine 1-0 in a Euro 2012 group match in Donetsk in June, picked up the knock against Moldova and limped off two minutes before the end. Cole, who damaged his ankle in the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid 10 days ago, missed the Moldova game but had hoped to be fit to win his 99th cap against Ukraine, but the FA’s medical team sent him back to his club for treatment. England, playing their first competitive game at Wembley under coach Roy Hodgson who is unbeaten in eight matches in charge, should build on the momentum and take another three points from Ukraine who are playing their first match of the campaign. England have won four of the five matches played between the countries, including the last one on June 19 when Rooney scored the winner and Terry cleared a Marko Devic shot from behind the goal line, but officials failed to award a goal. HAPPY MAN

Hodgson was a happy man after the Moldova game with youngsters like 19-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tom Cleverley, 23, playing very well alongside the experienced Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in a flexible 4-2-3-1 formation. Lampard, playing in a deeper role with Gerrard which allowed the youngsters room to manoeuvre, still managed to score twice, once from the spot, taking his international tally to 25, to become England’s 13th highest scorer of all time. Hodgson is expected to retain most of the starting line-up against Ukraine including Cleverley, who impressed the coach playing for Britain during the Olympic Games. “The Games were good for him and important for me as well because that is where I sort of ‘discovered’ him, although of course

I knew about him before,” said Hodgson. “You could call him an attacking midfielder but he’s an attacking midfielder in the same way as Cesc Fabregas, he’s capable of coming back and winning the ball where necessary.” Ukraine come to London facing formidable odds if they are to create an upset. England have only ever lost two out of 40 World Cup matches (qualifiers and tournament games) at Wembley and apart from the penalty shootout defeat by Italy in the Euro quarter-finals which counts as a draw after 90 minutes, are unbeaten in 13 competitive matches. Manager Oleg Blokhin, whose news conferences are often more entertaining than the football his side plays on the field, will be without Ukraine’s greatest player, Andriy Shevchenko, who retired as a player at the end of the Euros after scoring 48 goals in 111 games for his country. Instead, he will be relying on 22-year-old attacking midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko, the team’s best player at the Euros, to orchestrate them on Tuesday along with Anatoliy Tymoschuk, who has a record 120 Ukraine caps, and the outstanding prospect Yevhen Konoplyanka. Ukraine’s only win against England came during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals when they won 1-0 in Dnipropetrovsk to finish second behind England in the group before being eliminated in the playoffs.

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

England’s Frank Lampard celebrates scoring a penalty kick against Moldova in Chisinau, Moldova, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 during their Group H FIFA World Cup qualifier soccer match.

Messi-management foremost in Peruvian minds

Reuters

BUENOS AIRES - Peru’s mission to stall Lionel Messi and the Argentine juggernaut at home in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday may see the team seek inspiration from a famous victory over their South American rivals in Lima 27 years ago. In 1985, Luis Reyna’s tight marking of Diego Maradona was key to an upset 1-0 win over Argentina, and Peru will ponder a similar stopping job against another diminutive and sublimely gifted forward in Messi at the Estadio Nacional in Lima (0125 GMT Wednesday). Peru look set to give defensive midfielder Edwin Retamoso the daunting task of tracking Messi. “If the Prof (coach Sergio Markarian) gives me the chance, I won´t let him down,” Retamoso was quoted by Argentine media as saying. Argentina, with three wins in a row in the qualifiers after Friday’s 3-1 home victory over Paraguay when Messi took his tally to 10 goals in six games, lead the

South American group with 13 points from six matches. Peru, looking to reach the finals for the first time since 1982, are seventh with six points. “We told the players that if we beat Venezuela we’d reduce the pressure and now we make a new start fighting for what we really want,” Peru’s Uruguayan coach Markarian told reporters. Peru ended a run of four defeats with a 2-1 home win over Venezuela on Friday, recovering from a goal down to score twice through winger Jefferson Farfan. Striker Paolo Guerrero, who like Farfan has three goals so far in the qualifiers, is doubtful with a foot injury. Holding midfielder Javier Mascherano comes back from suspension for Argentina while his understudy Rodrigo Brana serves a ban after a second booking against Paraguay. Colombia, reinvigorated by a 4-0 rout of Uruguay on Friday, visit second-placed Chile in Santiago (1930 GMT) hoping to climb further up the standings from fifth place three

points behind Argentina. FASTER MATCH

The Colombians will be relying on strikers Radamel Falcao and Teofilo Gutierrez carrying their goalscoring form from the heat of Barranquilla on the Caribbean to the cold of the

Chilean capital. “That’s the best I’ve seen Colombia play in a while,” Chile’s Claudio Borghi said as he prepared for a duel of Argentine coaches with Colombia’s Jose Pekerman. “They had a totally attacking formation ... But I don’t think they’ll

play the same way on Tuesday because the match will be faster,” he told reporters. Ecuador are third in the group after winning their four home matches, including Friday’s 1-0 victory over Bolivia settled by a penalty converted by Felipe Caicedo

Zico confident of Iraq joy on emotional return to Japan Reuters

TOKYO - Iraq coach Zico is bracing himself for an emotional return to Japan for his side’s World Cup qualifier in Saitama on Tuesday but is confident the 2007 Asian champions are capable of upsetting the hosts. The former playmaker, who coached Japan from 2002-06, said there would be no room for sentiment, however, and his team would tear into the home side right from kick-off (1030 GMT). “Japan has been a big part of my life and always will be,” Zico told

local media on Monday. “It will be emotional. If I had the choice, I wouldn’t be in the same group. “That’s football. It’s an emotional and passionate sport but I have prepared my team to beat Japan. That is what being a professional is.” The Blue Samurai lead World Cup qualifying Group B by five points from Tuesday’s opponents, Australia and Jordan. Japan overpowered Oman 3-0 and Jordan 6-0 at home before being held 1-1 in Australia in June in their first three games in the final round of Asian 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

“Obviously Japan are a very technically gifted team, especially players who control the midfield like (Makoto) Hasebe and (Yasuhito) Endo,” Zico told the Nikkan Sports newspaper. “You can’t give players like Hasebe and Endo space to get their heads up,” the 59-year-old added. “You have to be pressing them all the time.” Japan, currently coached by Italian Alberto Zaccheroni, captured a record fourth Asian Cup last year, while war-torn Iraq pulled off a stunning triumph at the previous tournament in 2007.


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Congo close in on African Nations Cup qualification Reuters

AP Photos/Lalo R. Villar

Spain’s David Villa scores from a penalty kick during a friendly soccer match against Saudi Arabia at the Pasaron stadium in Pontevedra, north western Spain, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.

Villa boost for Spain as favourites begin defence

CAPE TOWN - A second-half goal spree ensured a comfortable 4-0 win for the Democratic Republic of Congo against Equatorial Guinea in their African Nations Cup qualifier on Sunday and earned them an almost certain place in next year’s finals. The victory in Kinshasa left the Congolese with a virtually insurmountable lead, with Anderlecht striker Dieumerci Mbokani scoring twice and Deo Kanda and Issama Mpeko adding the others after a goalless first half. It was the biggest win of the 15 final-round, first-leg qualifiers played across the continent at the weekend, and should send the Congolese, winners in 1968 and 1974, back to the finals after missing the last three tournaments. Algeria enjoyed a 1-0 away win against Libya, played in neutral Casablanca, after substitute El Arbi Hillel Soudani scored two minutes from time, giving the visitors a massive advantage for the return leg. Algeria’s pressure paid off with a cleverly worked goal for the Portugal-based striker, who has now netted five in his seven international appearances. However, the win was marred by a mass brawl on the pitch between the two sets of players at the final whistle. Mozambique pulled off a surprise 2-0 home win over Morocco side to give themselves a good chance of making the finals. The home side had been given little chance when the draw was made, but goals from Miro and Domingues ensured a defendable lead for next month’s return match. The result put further pressure on Morocco’s Belgian coach Eric Gerets, already feeling the ire of the local media and fans after a disappointing start to 2014 World Cup qualification. Zimbabwe, another neighbour of 2013 hosts South Africa, exceeded expectations by beating Angola 3-1, while Ibrahim Yattara scored the only goal as Guinea struggled to beat visiting Niger.

Reuters

MADRID - Favourites Spain start the defence of their world title away to Georgia on Tuesday when coach Vicente del Bosque will have another chance to test the form of record marksman David Villa, recently returned from eight months out with a broken leg. The 30-year-old Barcelona striker, who sat out Spain’s triumphant Euro 2012 campaign, came off the bench to score in his first game back for both club and country and his eye for goal appears as sharp as ever. His strike from the penalty spot in Friday’s 5-0 friendly victory against Saudi Arabia was his 52nd goal for his country on his 83rd appearance and he told reporters afterwards the surgery to repair his leg had been a complete success. “I have not felt any concern since the first day I returned to training seven weeks ago and there has been no problem since the operation,” Villa said. “I am building up muscle tone, confidence and strength in my movement,” he added. “I have been training a long time now and the body is adapting but whether I can play from the beginning is a decision for the coach.” Villa was an automatic starter for Del Bosque at the 2010 World Cup

but without him at Euro 2012 the coach alternated between playing Fernando Torres as a lone striker and using Cesc Fabregas as a roving forward. Villa’s return adds another attacking option to a team who have swept all before them since winning Euro 2008. The world’s top-ranked side are on a 22-match winning streak in European Championship and World Cup qualifiers, last failing to win in a 1-1 draw in Iceland in September 2007. “Villa is a man who loves scoring goals,” his in-form Barca and Spain team mate Pedro, who netted twice against Saudi Arabia, told a news conference on Saturday. “We knew the injury was very serious but he has made a spectacular recovery and he is continuing to build fitness, confidence and rhythm.” France will likely be the main threat to the Spanish in Group I, which is completed by Belarus and

Finland. France and Georgia are joint top on three points after t h e y won their opening qualifiers on Friday away to Finland and at home to Belarus respectively. Georgia were indebted to goalkeeper Giorgi Loria for keeping the Belarussians at bay as Tornike Okriashvili scored the only goal of the match six minutes into the second half in Tbilisi.

Anderlecht’s Dieumerci Mbokani celebrates after scoring against AEL Limassol during their Champions League play-off second leg soccer match at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Anderlecht August 28, 2012.

REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

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Depleted England aim to build on fast start Reuters

LONDON - England must cope without six key players when they aim to build on a superb start to their World Cup Group H qualifying campaign against Ukraine on Tuesday. An emphatic 5-0 win in Moldova came at a cost with key defender John Terry joining his Chelsea clubmate Ashley Cole on the injury list when he was ruled out of the Ukraine game with an ankle injury, joining Wayne Rooney, Andy Carroll, Gareth Barry, Ashley Young and Scott Parker on the sidelines. Terry, who featured in one of the pivotal moments when England beat Ukraine 1-0 in a Euro 2012 group match in Donetsk in June, picked up the knock against Moldova and limped off two minutes before the end. Cole, who damaged his ankle in the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid 10 days ago, missed the Moldova game but had hoped to be fit to win his 99th cap against Ukraine, but the FA’s medical team sent him back to his club for treatment. England, playing their first competitive game at Wembley under coach Roy Hodgson who is unbeaten in eight matches in charge, should build on the momentum and take another three points from Ukraine who are playing their first match of the campaign. England have won four of the five matches played between the countries, including the last one on June 19 when Rooney scored the winner and Terry cleared a Marko Devic shot from behind the goal line, but officials failed to award a goal. HAPPY MAN

Hodgson was a happy man after the Moldova game with youngsters like 19-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tom Cleverley, 23, playing very well alongside the experienced Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in a flexible 4-2-3-1 formation. Lampard, playing in a deeper role with Gerrard which allowed the youngsters room to manoeuvre, still managed to score twice, once from the spot, taking his international tally to 25, to become England’s 13th highest scorer of all time. Hodgson is expected to retain most of the starting line-up against Ukraine including Cleverley, who impressed the coach playing for Britain during the Olympic Games. “The Games were good for him and important for me as well because that is where I sort of ‘discovered’ him, although of course

I knew about him before,” said Hodgson. “You could call him an attacking midfielder but he’s an attacking midfielder in the same way as Cesc Fabregas, he’s capable of coming back and winning the ball where necessary.” Ukraine come to London facing formidable odds if they are to create an upset. England have only ever lost two out of 40 World Cup matches (qualifiers and tournament games) at Wembley and apart from the penalty shootout defeat by Italy in the Euro quarter-finals which counts as a draw after 90 minutes, are unbeaten in 13 competitive matches. Manager Oleg Blokhin, whose news conferences are often more entertaining than the football his side plays on the field, will be without Ukraine’s greatest player, Andriy Shevchenko, who retired as a player at the end of the Euros after scoring 48 goals in 111 games for his country. Instead, he will be relying on 22-year-old attacking midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko, the team’s best player at the Euros, to orchestrate them on Tuesday along with Anatoliy Tymoschuk, who has a record 120 Ukraine caps, and the outstanding prospect Yevhen Konoplyanka. Ukraine’s only win against England came during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals when they won 1-0 in Dnipropetrovsk to finish second behind England in the group before being eliminated in the playoffs.

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

England’s Frank Lampard celebrates scoring a penalty kick against Moldova in Chisinau, Moldova, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 during their Group H FIFA World Cup qualifier soccer match.

Messi-management foremost in Peruvian minds

Reuters

BUENOS AIRES - Peru’s mission to stall Lionel Messi and the Argentine juggernaut at home in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday may see the team seek inspiration from a famous victory over their South American rivals in Lima 27 years ago. In 1985, Luis Reyna’s tight marking of Diego Maradona was key to an upset 1-0 win over Argentina, and Peru will ponder a similar stopping job against another diminutive and sublimely gifted forward in Messi at the Estadio Nacional in Lima (0125 GMT Wednesday). Peru look set to give defensive midfielder Edwin Retamoso the daunting task of tracking Messi. “If the Prof (coach Sergio Markarian) gives me the chance, I won´t let him down,” Retamoso was quoted by Argentine media as saying. Argentina, with three wins in a row in the qualifiers after Friday’s 3-1 home victory over Paraguay when Messi took his tally to 10 goals in six games, lead the

South American group with 13 points from six matches. Peru, looking to reach the finals for the first time since 1982, are seventh with six points. “We told the players that if we beat Venezuela we’d reduce the pressure and now we make a new start fighting for what we really want,” Peru’s Uruguayan coach Markarian told reporters. Peru ended a run of four defeats with a 2-1 home win over Venezuela on Friday, recovering from a goal down to score twice through winger Jefferson Farfan. Striker Paolo Guerrero, who like Farfan has three goals so far in the qualifiers, is doubtful with a foot injury. Holding midfielder Javier Mascherano comes back from suspension for Argentina while his understudy Rodrigo Brana serves a ban after a second booking against Paraguay. Colombia, reinvigorated by a 4-0 rout of Uruguay on Friday, visit second-placed Chile in Santiago (1930 GMT) hoping to climb further up the standings from fifth place three

points behind Argentina. FASTER MATCH

The Colombians will be relying on strikers Radamel Falcao and Teofilo Gutierrez carrying their goalscoring form from the heat of Barranquilla on the Caribbean to the cold of the

Chilean capital. “That’s the best I’ve seen Colombia play in a while,” Chile’s Claudio Borghi said as he prepared for a duel of Argentine coaches with Colombia’s Jose Pekerman. “They had a totally attacking formation ... But I don’t think they’ll

play the same way on Tuesday because the match will be faster,” he told reporters. Ecuador are third in the group after winning their four home matches, including Friday’s 1-0 victory over Bolivia settled by a penalty converted by Felipe Caicedo

Zico confident of Iraq joy on emotional return to Japan Reuters

TOKYO - Iraq coach Zico is bracing himself for an emotional return to Japan for his side’s World Cup qualifier in Saitama on Tuesday but is confident the 2007 Asian champions are capable of upsetting the hosts. The former playmaker, who coached Japan from 2002-06, said there would be no room for sentiment, however, and his team would tear into the home side right from kick-off (1030 GMT). “Japan has been a big part of my life and always will be,” Zico told

local media on Monday. “It will be emotional. If I had the choice, I wouldn’t be in the same group. “That’s football. It’s an emotional and passionate sport but I have prepared my team to beat Japan. That is what being a professional is.” The Blue Samurai lead World Cup qualifying Group B by five points from Tuesday’s opponents, Australia and Jordan. Japan overpowered Oman 3-0 and Jordan 6-0 at home before being held 1-1 in Australia in June in their first three games in the final round of Asian 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

“Obviously Japan are a very technically gifted team, especially players who control the midfield like (Makoto) Hasebe and (Yasuhito) Endo,” Zico told the Nikkan Sports newspaper. “You can’t give players like Hasebe and Endo space to get their heads up,” the 59-year-old added. “You have to be pressing them all the time.” Japan, currently coached by Italian Alberto Zaccheroni, captured a record fourth Asian Cup last year, while war-torn Iraq pulled off a stunning triumph at the previous tournament in 2007.


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Ubud Traditional Art Market IBP

Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some from them still open until nighttime. While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 06:00 - even before that there is morning market started at 04:00 morning. The art crafting are sold in this art market consisted of various crafting, from traditional until contemporary crafting which its price is relatively cheap. You can do the transaction directly to the merchant which generally can be bargained. All the crafting sold in this place you can bring home as souvenir like slipper, wood idol, bag, clothes, matting, painting and a lot of more. It is very simple way and easily to find Ubud Market since it is very famous among the Balinese and it is strategically located in the center of Ubud Village. This market is located just in the front of Ubud Palace with crowded of visitor who purchases the items every day.

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Williams caps off great summer with win at US Open

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Serena Williams wrapped up her remarkable summer with the latest rendition of a scene that has become familiar the past few months. —Williams jumping up and down on the tennis court with a mile-wide smile across her face. —Williams picking up a big-time prize — this time, the U.S. Open trophy, which will look good somewhere near the gold medals she won at the Olympics and the silver plate she took home from Wimbledon. If there was anything unexpected about her latest triumph, it was the challenge she faced from Victoria Azarenka, especially considering the way Williams dominated everyone she faced on the way to Sunday’s final, to say nothing of the way the final started. Come the third set, with the sun going down and the stadium completely blanketed in shadows, Williams stood only two points away from a loss. She rediscovered her form in time, took the last four games of the match and won her fourth title at Flushing Meadows and 15th Grand Slam title overall with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory. It was the first women’s U.S. Open final to go three sets since 1995. “If it was anybody other than Serena on the other side of the court, I’m not sure we’d be talking now,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, a coach who has been working with Williams recently. “But it was Serena. She was there. She’s a winner and she’s a champion.” Mouratoglou helped Williams engineer a restoration that began shortly after she lost

in the first round of the French Open in May, the only opening-round exit of her 49 career Grand Slam appearances. “She said, ‘I want to win Wimbledon, I want to start now,’” Mouratoglou said. “That’s simple. That’s how it started.” Since then, Williams won both singles and doubles at Wimbledon, then matched that feat a month later at the London Olympics. The U.S. Open was the clincher — a twoweek clinic during which she lost only 19 games over her first six matches, then put on a display in how to play pressure tennis when the stakes were the highest. Trailing 5-3 and serving at 30-all against Azarenka, the Australian Open champion seeded first in this tournament, Williams wrested back control of the match by winning 10 of the next 12 points. “Obviously, I never give up,” Williams said. “I never, never quit. I’ve come back so many times in so many matches. I wasn’t too nervous.”

Indeed, for a woman who has had her share of flare-ups here in recent years, Williams barely showed a trace of emotion when this match was at its diciest. There was the smallest of hesitations for a second look after a serve was called out at 3-5, 30-15. And, when she closed out that game three points later, she did the quickest of skips — a nearly imperceptible celebration before a calm walk to the chair to get ready for the service break she had to have. She got it, then held serve, and then twice held off Azarenka when she was one point from forcing a third-set tiebreaker. The first save came on a backhand winner, one of 44 winners Williams hit to only 13 for her counterpunching, but less powerful, opponent. “Feels like there is no room for a mistake,” Azarenka said in describing what it’s like dealing with Williams’ game. “There is no room for a wrong decision.” Williams hasn’t always played the role of cool customer in the crucible of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Serena Williams holds up the championship trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.

Hamilton wins to boos while Alonso feels the love Reuters

MONZA, Italy - A victorious Lewis Hamilton tried to speak a few words in Italian on the Monza podium on Sunday, but there was no winning over the red-capped crowd on the track beneath the McLaren driver. They booed the Briton, a low growl that contrasted with the roar of approval that greeted Ferrari’s championship leader Fernando Alonso as he stepped up to the third place step. Beating a Ferrari driver at the temple of Italian motorsport, an altar to all things red, is never a comfortable experience in the minutes immediately after the race when the hordes of ‘tifosi’ (fans) invade the track. “It’s much nicer in Silverstone,” Hamilton conceded once safely out of sight of the crowd. “It’s not as special as it is in Silverstone or Monaco, but it’s one of those special grands prix as this is a very historic circuit,” he added. “I wish we had a better reception here, but I know and I could hear the great Brit fans we had here this weekend who were standing in amongst the crowd of

Italian Ferrari fans...I noticed every one of them when we did the parade lap.” Speaking to reporters afterwards, Hamilton cut a low-key figure compared to the celebrations going on elsewhere in the paddock. ALONSO DELIGHT Alonso, who had started 10th and ended up stretching his overall lead from 24 to 37 points, after rivals Red Bull suffered a rare double retirement, was possibly the happiest man in the paddock. It was a close run thing with the Mexican Sergio Perez, who finished second for Ferrari-powered Sauber, also beaming as his team passed around the Tequila in their motorhome. Even Jenson Button, Hamilton’s team mate who retired from the race while in second place, seemed happier than Hamilton at the team group photograph with the trophies. Maybe that was because, after finishing runner-up at Monza for the past three years, Button did not have to face what he has called a “football crowd” - although they cheered loud enough when his car rolled to a standstill by the side of the track on Sunday.

Hamilton has been in the spotlight all weekend, the subject of endless speculation about his Formula One future amid rumors he could be lured to Mercedes next season as a replacement for Michael Schumacher. The 2008 world champion, who failed to finish in Belgium after being caught in a first corner pile-up that also ended Alonso’s race, might as well have been on a different planet according to his post race comments. “It’s been a good weekend, just nice and calm and collected and just silent,” he said. “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s phenomenal. You never know what’s going to happen when you come into a race weekend but I’ve been so happy that it’s just gone quite smoothly throughout,” he added. Speaking separately to British reporters, his demeanor clouded - perhaps as much a result of the unwelcome speculation as the immediate line of questioning. Asked about Alonso getting a bigger cheer and him being booed, he replied simply: “And?” The podium reception,

he said, had made no difference. “Standing on any podium is great when you’re on the top. It’s quite incredible to

see how many people were on the straight. “I’ve never seen that. Even when I came second in the past I can’t remem-

ber seeing such a lot,” he added. “Pretty much the whole straight was covered in people, incredible.”

AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, celebrates with McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh, center, and his teammate Jenson Button of Britain after winning the Italian Formula One GP, at the Monza racetrack, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.


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Daughter of slain BritishIraqi couple back in UK Associated Press Writer

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A woman walks past graffiti on a wall of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (C), his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (R) and former head of the Libyan Intelligence Service Abdullah Al-Senussi in Tripoli November 20, 2011.

Gaddafi son’s Libya trial to be delayed by five months: official Reuters

TRIPOLI - The trial of Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam will be delayed by five months to include any relevant testimony obtained via the interrogation of Libya’s former spy chief who was arrested last week, the prosecutor general office said on Sunday. Government officials said in August Saif al-Islam’s trial on charges of war crimes - the most high-profile prosecution of a figure from his late father’s entourage to date - was due to begin in September. But the arrest on Wednesday of Abdullah al-Senussi, the former spy chief known as “Gaddafi’s black box”, has pushed that date back, postponing a trial a lawyer from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has already said is unlikely to be fair. “We were ready to try Saif al-Islam this month but after bringing back Senussi to Libya, new information will come to light which will delay the trial for at least five months,” Milad al-Zintani, lawyer at the prosecutor general’s office, told a news conference. Senussi was handed over to Libya by Mauritanian authorities on Wednesday after being captured in the West African state

in March, triggering a tug of war between Libya, France and the ICC for his extradition. The announcement from the prosecutor general’s office comes amid criticism of the trials of other former Gaddafi officials by the Libyan Council on Freedom and Human Rights. “The law usually supports justice, but we are now facing an exceptional justice system which lacks the basis of a fair trial,” Mohammed al-Alagy, a former interim justice minister who now heads the human rights council, told reporters. Without naming any specific cases, he said trials were being ordered while bypassing necessary legal steps to ensure suspects are treated fairly. So far, former spy chief Buzeid Dorda has appeared in the dock, and on Monday former foreign minister Abdel-Ati al-Obeidi and former secretary general of the General People’s Congress Mo-

hammed Zwai will stand trial. Libya’s new rulers, who aim to draw up a democratic constitution, are keen to try Gaddafi’s family members and loyalists at home to show the country’s citizens that those who helped Gaddafi stay in power for 42 years are being punished. Human rights activists worry a weak central government and a relative lack of rule of law mean legal proceedings - both for Senussi and for Saif al-Islam - will not meet international standards. On Wednesday, rights groups called on Libya’s government to hand over Senussi to the ICC where an arrest warrant for him remains in force. In July, a war crimes lawyer who was detained in Libya for three weeks on spying allegations said her experience had shown it was impossible for Saif al-Islam to get a fair trial in his home country.

PARIS — The younger daughter of a British-Iraqi couple slain while vacationing in the French Alps has returned to Britain, while her badly wounded older sister has come out of an artificial coma, authorities said Sunday. Four-year-old Zeena and 7-year-old Zaina survived a vicious shooting that killed their parents, Saad and Iqbal al-Hilli, as well as a stillunidentified older woman and a French man who apparently happened to be passing by on his bicycle. French police have been scrambling to hunt down leads since Wednesday’s rampage, while relatives of the couple arrived in France to take care of the girls. Authorities say they are probing whether an alleged financial dispute between Saad al-Hilli and his brother Zaid played a role, though the surviving brother has denied any conflict. Eric Maillaud, the prosecutor for Annecy near where the shootings occurred, told The Associated Press in a text message that Zeena had returned to Britain along with two relatives. The older daughter, Zaina, was shot in the shoulder and took violent blows to the head during the attack. She underwent two operations and had been placed in a medically induced coma. She has come out of the coma but remains on sedatives and cannot yet talk to investigators, Maillaud wrote Sunday. Depending on what she remembers, the 7-year-old could prove crucial to the investigation.

Iraq’s fugitive VP convicted as attacks kill 82 Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 82 people in one of the deadliest days this year. It appeared unlikely that the attacks in 13 cities were all timed to coincide with the afternoon verdict that capped a monthslong case against Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, a longtime foe of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Still, taken together, the violence and verdict could energize Sunni insurgents bent on returning Iraq to the brink of civil war by targeting Shiites and undermining the government. Al-Hashemi fled to Turkey in the months after the Shiite-led government accused him of playing a role in 150 bombings, assassinations and other attacks from 2005 to 2011 — years in which the country was mired in retaliatory sectarian violence that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein’s Sunni regime. Most of the attacks were allegedly carried out by al-Hashemi’s bodyguards and other employees, and largely targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims. The vice president declined to immediately comment on the verdict after meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara. He said he would “tackle this issue in a statement” in coming hours. The politically charged case — which was announced the day after U.S. troops withdrew from the country last December — sparked a government crisis and fueled Sunni Muslim and Kurdish resentment against al-Maliki, whom critics say is monopolizing power. Violence has ebbed significantly, but insurgents continue to stage highprofile bombings and shooting rampages. Al-Qaida’s Iraq branch has promised a comeback in predominantly Sunni areas from which it was routed by the U.S. and its local allies after sectarian fighting peaked in 2007. “These attacks show al-Qaida’s ability to hit any place in Iraq and at any time,” said Ali Salem, 40, an elementary school teacher in Baghdad. “The lack of security could take us back to zero.” The worst violence on Sunday struck the capital, where bombs pounded a half-dozen neighborhoods — both Sunni and Shiite — throughout the day. The deadliest attacks in Baghdad hit Shiite areas Sunday evening, hours after the al-Hashemi verdict was announced. In all, 32 people were killed in the capital and 90 wounded, according to police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to reporters.

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INDONESIA Police arrest four terrorist suspects in Ambon Antara

AMBON - Police’s special detachment, known as Densus 88, is holding four suspected members of terrorist networks in this North Maluku capital. The four suspects were nabbed in a raid on Sunday night at the house of one of the suspects later identified as Imran at the Batu Merah sub-district. Chief spokesman of the Maluku police Adj. Sr. Comr Johanis Huwae refused to give the name of the suspects saying, “I have to check first.” Earlier Imran’s wife Nur Ani (30)said her husband and his three friends were arrested when she was in the kitchen. “My husband (Imran) was arrested together with

his friends, called Abdullah and Aten and one whose name was not known,” Nur Ani said. In the raid Densus 88 found firearms of the SS - 1 and MK - 3 types and a hand grenade in the house. A neighbor in the village of Batu Merah, Abdullah Soamolle, expressed surprise that the house dwellers were suspected of being terrorists. “They have been here for a year and never having contact with people in the neighborhood,” Abdullah said.

BI optimistic current account deficit to fall Antara

JAKARTA - Bank Indonesia (the central bank/BI) is optimistic the country’s current account deficit will fall to 2 percent at the end of this year. “Until July the current account deficit improved as expected, with exports going up and imports going down. We expect it will be getting better so it will reach 2 percent at the end of this year,” BI’s director of monetary, statistics and balance of payment Doddy Zulverdi said recently. Earlier, BI recorded the current account deficit until the second quarter of this year reached US$6.9 billion or 3.1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), meaning that it exceeded the psychological level of 3 percent. “If the deficit falls to 2 percent, the level is safe for investors to enter our country,” he said. Data from the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) show Indonesia’s

exports rose by 4.60 percent to US$16.15 billion in July compared to a month earlier. However, the figure fell by 7.27 percent compared to the same month last year. With the global economy showing no signs of improvement, Doddy said Indonesia’s export growth would still come under pressure next year due to a decline in commodity prices. “It is difficult to record a current account surplus as the global economic growth has not improved. So the current account deficit in 2013 will still reach about 2 percent,” he said. The current account deficit reached 3.1 percent in the second quarter of 2012 because export performance fell while demand for imported goods increased rapidly, he said. Though capital and financial account recorded a significant surplus it was not enough to cover the current account deficit. Consequently, the country’s balance of payment suffered a deficit of US$2.8 billion, he said.

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers sit on the deck of their boat stranded on the waters in Pagai Selatan, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Human Rights Watch Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylum-seekers stranded in Indonesia as they make perilous sea voyages to Australia.

Indonesia, Australia must protect boat children Agence France-Presse

JAKARTA - Human Rights Watch Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylumseekers stranded in Indonesia as they make perilous sea voyages to Australia. Hundreds of children, especially unaccompanied ones, from countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Myanmar face detention, mistreatment in custody, no access to education, and little or no basic assistance in Indonesia, the New York-based rights watchdog said citing its recent study. The Indonesian government fails to provide them or their families opportunities to obtain legal asylum status, it added.

“Far too many children take incredibly risky journeys because they face no good choices,” the group’s children’s rights director Zama Coursen-Neff said in a statement. “They can’t go home because of persecution or war, and they can’t stay put, because Indonesia doesn’t assist with basic needs or address their legal status,” she added. “Unaccompanied migrant children attempting to transit Indonesia en route to Australia too often fall into a legal black hole in which their rights are denied and their health and physical safety are put at risk.” Australia is facing a steady influx of asylum-seekers arriving by boat, many of whom use

Indonesia as a transit hub, paying people-smugglers for passage on wooden vessels after fleeing their home countries. Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen Monday said he hoped to begin sending asylumseekers to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru later this week, to deter them from paying people-smugglers to attempt the dangerous sea voyage. Scores of them, many originally from Afghanistan, have drowned while attempting these journeys. In the most recent case, children were among more than 100 people believed to have lost their lives after their boat sank off the coast of Java last month, underscoring the need for better protection for them, HRW said.


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Japan cuts quarterly economic growth figures Agence France-Presse

TOKYO - Japan on Monday revised down its quarterly growth figures, reigniting fears that the world’s third-largest economy was stumbling amid turmoil in Europe and a slowdown in Asia. Analysts said gross do- due to the end of government tsunami. mestic product figures were incentives” for eco-friendly But Japan’s economy has within market expectations, but cars. faced headwinds caused by warned that an export slump “I’m afraid that we are going Europe’s debt crisis, which and widening trade deficit to see more and more negative has slowed growth worldwide, would hurt the faltering econ- economic data from now on. It while a high yen has made omy, which grew 0.2 percent would be no surprise if Japan’s Japanese exports less competibetween April and June. GDP shrinks later this year.” tive in overseas markets. Preliminary figures from On an annualised basis, the Last month, the governthe Cabinet office had earlier economy grew a revised 0.7 ment downgraded its views shown 0.3 percent GDP growth percent in the quarter, lower on consumer sentiment and for the quarter. than a preliminary 1.4 percent machinery orders, while the “Japan’s economic slow- rise, the data showed. Bank of Japan effectively cut down is visible now,” said The government has taken a its assessments on exports and Hideki Matsumura, chief series of steps to spur growth, factory production. economist at Japan Research including the incentives for It is not unusual for there to Institute. fuel-efficient vehicle purchases be a gap between the govern“Exporters are facing a and measures to rebuild the ment’s preliminary and revised tough environment, while the northern region hit by last data for annualised GDP folauto sector is slowing at home year’s deadly earthquake and lowing adjustments in other

figures. In another sign of slowing growth, Japan’s current account surplus in July tumbled 40.6 percent from a year earlier as exports to Europe and China weakened, the finance ministry said. The current account, the broadest measure of Japan’s trade with the rest of the world, recorded a surplus of 625.4 billion yen ($8.0 billion), down from a year ago but ahead of a market forecast of 438.2 billion yen. The current account measures trade in goods, services, tourism and investment and marks the difference between Japan’s income from foreign sources against payments on foreign obligations.

Dreamliner touches down in India after four-year wait

Agence France-Presse

NEW DELHI - Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner landed in New Delhi on Saturday, ending a four-year wait by struggling national carrier Air India to add the nextgeneration jet to its fleet. The plane, painted in the red and yellow livery of Air India, was given a watercannon salute as it taxied down the runway. A small religious ceremony was also conducted to welcome the aircraft, the Press Trust of India reported. The Dreamliner took 15 hours of flying time from Boeing’s Charleston factory in South Carolina to Delhi, plus a 90-minute stopover at Frankfurt for re-fuelling, the commander of the aircraft, Capt A.S. Soman, said. “It was a very smooth flight. It has a very (quiet) cabin and there is much less fatigue (for the pilot). It is both a pilot and passenger friendly airplane,” Soman said.

The plane’s arrival -the first of 27 Dreamliners ordered by Air India -- was delayed since 2008 because of production problems at Boeing. The carrier and Boeing were then involved in a row over compensation for the delay. The aircraft is seen as becoming the mainstay of loss-making Air India’s global operations and

airline officials hope it will attract new customers. The Dreamliner is also crucial for Air India’s turnaround plan because it will replace some older, fuelguzzling planes. For Air India, the plane has been configured to have 256 seats -- 18 business class seats and 238 in economy. The carrier’s once-domi-

nant market share has shrunk to 18 percent in the face of fierce competition from private and low-cost carriers that have taken to the air since India liberalised its commercial aviation sector in the 1990s.

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An Indian security personnel looks on during the arrival of Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Charleston, USA, at Indira Gandhi International airport’s terminal T-3 in New Delhi, on September 8, 2012. The factory fresh 256-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first of the 27 Dreamliners Air India has purchased for their fleet.

South Korea unveils new $5.2 billion stimulus package

Agence France-Presse

SEOUL - South Korea on Monday unveiled new stimulus measures worth $5.2 billion to boost domestic demand as its exportdriven economy struggles with the global economic downturn. The finance ministry said it would push for fiscal support worth 5.9-trillion-won ($5.23 billion) -- 4.6 trillion won for the remainder of this year and 1.3 trillion won for next year. The new support, which followed a package of 8.5 trillion won in June, does not require an additional budget as it comes mostly in the form of reducing taxes and expanding social welfare programmes. “There are growing concerns about our sagging economic power,” Finance Minister Bahk Jae-Wan said, citing weak global markets and the prolonged eurozone debt crisis. In June, South Korea revised its growth forecast for 2012 down to 3.3 percent from its earlier projection of 3.7 percent, mainly as a result of slumping exports. In an effort to boost the flagging real estate market, capital gains taxes will be exempted for five years for newly built homes purchased this year, the ministry said. The housing acquisition tax will be halved for home purchases taking place during the rest of this year, it said, while individual income tax will also be cut. Also, individual consumption taxes for cars and home appliances will be cut until the end of the year by 1.5 percentage points to 3.5 percent for small cars and to 6.5 percent for big cars, while duties on home appliances will fall to 3.5 percent. The new stimulus measures are expected to boost economic growth by 0.06 percentage points this year and 0.10 percentage points for next year, the ministry said.

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After catching fire, forest of Mount Agung in monitored status

Bali Post

AMLAPURA - Within the past few days the forest on Mount Agung has been enveloped by thick white clouds. As a result, it is difficult to monitor it from a distance. Related to the condition, the Head of the Regional Disaster Management (BPBD) of Karangasem, Komang Sutirtayasa, said on Sunday (Sep 9) that his party had deployed a team to climb the Mount Agung, especially to observe the traces around the forest fire hotspots. According to him, after the withdrawal of the alert status of Mount Agung fire on Thursday (Sep 6), during the next month the status of forests on

the highest mountain would be always monitored. It was based on the consideration of quite long dry season and barren condition of the mountain

slopes. Meanwhile, the mountain continued to be enveloped by white clouds. It was worried if there would be fire but un-

known because it was unseen from a distance. Sutirtayasa said that his party would deploy a team once again on Wednesday (Sep 12). The team would climb the mountain to look closely or make sure if there was no fire or burning forest. On the other hand, the 1623 District Military Command of Karangasem would

also be going to continue its monitoring after the worst forest fires of Mount Agung within the past several years. The monitoring was planned to utilize the weekly activity of the military personnel. As reported, the protected forest from the northern slopes of Mount Agung above the Daya hamlet, Ban village, Kubu, to the eastern slopes and southern

slopes above the Tanah Aron hamlet, Bebandem subdistrict, had caught fire for six days, namely from Friday (Aug 31) to Wednesday (Sep 5). Residents of Kubu estimated the worst fire within the past 10 years reached thousands of hectares, while Karangasem Regent, I Wayan Geredeg, said the forest fire only reached 250 hectares. (013)

Within the past few days the forest on Mount Agung has been enveloped by thick white clouds. As a result, it is difficult to monitor it from a distance.

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Siat Sampian:

A Sacred Attraction at Samuantiga Temple

A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar. Local devotees perform a mass sacred cultural show called Siat Sampian or Sampian War. This attraction is a war performed in a playing atmosphere. The weapon used by participants is called sampian, a young leaf arrangement used in the ritual. This war was carried out by women and men who have been in a trance designated by local deities or God Almighty through an initiation ceremony. Participants of the war will attack one another regardless of the opponents and friends. Such an attraction is held once a year, right three days after

the ritual pinnacle falling on full moon of the eleventh month in Balinese calendar (around May). Local people divide this attraction into two kinds, namely the one performed by women’s group is called Jro Permas, while the men’s group is called Parekan. Jro Permas has approximately 35 members, while Parekan group has hundreds of people. It is begun by Jero Permas and takes place from sunrise until midday. These women players will dance or nampiog around the temple for 11 times clockwise. This activity is conducted in the middle courtyard by imitating the wave motion. All the players line up by holding the other’s hands, moving back and forth

in front of the shrines. Their movement looks like a fish catcher using conical nets (juru pencar) and it is repeated again and again as well as followed by flying movement like birds while taking a sampian (arrangement of young coconut leaf) at certain shrine. Each player then takes a sampian and then holds a war. In the war, all the players do not distinguish which ones are friends or enemies. They will chase each other, hit each other or pull to one side. Such an attraction is accompanied by gamelan orchestra in a very dynamic rhythm. If each Jro Premas has managed to beat another player up to three times, then the attraction can be ended. All the sampian weapons

used will be returned to its original place. The next battle is the turn of men’s group involving huge number of participants. At first, they move by imitating the movement of wave as practiced by Jro Permas. Afterward, they run around the temple for three times clockwise and then say prayers together. Although the players already get possessed by the spirit of struggle, the Siat Sampian may not yet begin. This Parekan group should get around the temple for three times while holding sampian. Having done this, the atmosphere of war begins where participants no longer distinguish the opponents, friends, uncle or other relatives. They wave the

sampian like mace and spear. Happiness and excitement expression can be clearly seen on the participants.

Every participant looks satisfied and pleased as they can devote something to their deities sincerely.

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A unique attraction is held during the procession on the piodalan or anniversary of Samuantiga Temple, Bedulu, Gianyar. Local devotees perform a mass sacred cultural show called Siat Sampian or Sampian War.


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A day after Kuningan

Residents throng Air Sanih bathing place attraction Singaraja (Bali Post)—

Air Sanih traditional pool object or bathing place in Kubutambahan subdistrict was thronged by hundreds of people on the day after Kuningan, Sunday (Sep 9). Residents who enjoyed the bathing place offering a natural spring was not only coming from villages in Buleleng, but also from Tabanan, Karangasem and Bangli Regency. Atmosphere of the pool lo- were handed over to customary cated close to the beach was surely village, while some others were crowded and even very boisterous. allocated for the object operations There is a large pond the can be and salaries. Since its opening, the filled with hundreds of people, Air Sanih bathing place had estabranging from children to the elderly. lished two pools. A pond with a People seemed very happy and they depth of 1.7 meters was intended even bathed for hours from the for adults and another was 70 cenmorning to the evening. To get into timeters deep for children. Both the pool, children should purchase pools held clear water exuding an admission ticket for IDR 3,000 from the springs in the pools. Part and IDR 5,000 for adult. Having of the large enough discharge of the come in, visitors are allowed to take springs had been managed by the a bath in the pool with clear water Municipal Waterworks (PDAM) for unlimited time. of Buleleng. A ticket attendant of that object, “The water is truly clear and Nyoman Santiasa, said that Air its discharge never shrinks, deSanih bathing place was managed spite during the dry season. As by Air Sanih customary village, consequence, the public bathing Kubutambahan subdistrict. Some can still exist up to these days,” he The Air Sanih attraction is crowded with visitors a day after Kuningan portions of the revenue obtained explained. (kmb)

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BEIJING — Survivors of multiple earthquakes in southwestern China waited for shelter and other supplies on Monday amid forecasts of heavy rains that are likely to hinder ongoing search efforts. The earthquakes on Friday in a mountainous area toppled thousands of homes and sent boulders tumbling down slopes, killing 81 people and injuring more than 800. Guo said by telephone from the township government office. Guo said only the older survivors had tents, and that food, water, cotton quilts, clothes and medicine were also needed. The official Xinhua News Agency cited local authorities as saying mobile phone services in the quake-hit areas had been basically restored.

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Regent reprimands crafter Negara (Bali Post)—

Intention of the Jembrana Regency to empower the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the procurement of endek fabric with the motif of Jembrana buffalo race was deceived. A number of SMEs receiving the orders from some regional working units (SKPD) even handed over the order of buffalo race-motif endek to crafters in Klungkung. Meanwhile, many crafters in Jembrana even did not get the orders. From the search to a number of crafters who received the orders, it found a different in terms of thicknesses but offered the same price namely IDR 100,000 per meter. The Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency of Jembrana had recommended the small and medium enterprises to the regional working unit (SKPD) but it was considered to have acted discriminatively. One of the weavers claimed to be

disappointed on Sunday (Sep 9) because he did not get any orders from the project despite having a license. Even, many orders were later revealed to have been taken to other regencies such as Gianyar and Klungkung. The Regent of Jembrana, I Putu Artha, when contacted last Sunday confirmed if he had found the endek clothes with buffalo racemotif when visiting an exhibition in Denpasar displayed by a crafter from Klungkung. When asked, in fact it was an order from Jembrana with the reason if the crafter in Jembrana had been overwhelmed with a lot of orders. The regent said to have reprimanded and blacklisted the crafter. The Regent Artha affirmed that the government intended to promote the use of the endek clothes with buffalo race-motif and empowered the weavers in Jembrana. “I do not want if the order is worked on by

weavers from outside the region,” he explained. Related to crafters that did not get the orders, he said, it might happen as they were not ready, new as well as not included in the crafters association. “We have commitment to crafters in our region as well as promote the use of the endek clothes to students later. Perhaps they were overwhelmed with the orders and pursued by deadlines in the new academic year,” he explained. Spokesperson of Jembrana Government, Suherman, said the procurement of buffalo race endek-motif was submitted to each regional working unit with a budget of IDR 1.2 billion. Then, the crafters were given instructions by the Jembrana Industry, Trade and Cooperative Agency. On the other hand, the agency head, Made Ayu Ardini, when contacted by reporter to her cellular phone for few times was not responded. (kmb26)

University campus at Jimbaran were active or not. Masuri at first did not know they were mortars when he was finding unused stuffs. He then found out about it the next day and reported it to West Denpasar Police which

then later forwarded to the Brimob Headquarters to be examined. Head of Bali Police Public Relation, GPC Hariadi, confirmed that these mortars are rotten and doesn’t have its triggers. The founds are still being investigated further. (kmb21)

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Zhu Yinquan, a teacher, left, tries to comfort a woman who lost her seven-year-old daughter at a school in Friday’s earthquake in Yiliang county in southwest China’s Yunnan province, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

A rubbish searcher named Masuri (37) who lives at Banjar Batu Bolong, Padang Sambian, Denpasar, found two mortars last Saturday (8/9). It is unknown if the mortars found in the Udayana

The region was expected to be hit by medium to heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday, bringing the threat of rain-triggered landslides that could cause more casualties and complicate search efforts, Xinhua cited rescuers as saying. Footage from China Central Television showed rescuers and sniffer dogs running past steep slopes because of the risk of fist-sized stones tumbling down. It also showed an ambulance stuck in stones and debris. A resident of Luozehe town, close to where the quakes struck, said he and others were evacuated to a more central area of the county. “It’s quite hot here. There isn’t enough drinking water or tents,” said Wu Xuehong, who described seeing dead livestock after farm buildings collapsed. More than 11,000 tents, 10,500 quilts, 6,000 coats and other supplies including bottled water and rice have been delivered to Yiliang and more are on the way, Xinhua said, citing the rescue headquarters. The first magnitude-5.6 quake struck just before 11:30 a.m. Friday and was followed by an equally strong quake shortly after noon. Though of moderate strength, the quakes were shallow. Such quakes often cause more damage than deeper ones.

Chicago teachers to strike after talks fail

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Scavenger found two mortars Denpasar (Bali Post)-

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The proccess of making the traditional clothes is seen on the picture.

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China quake survivors await shelter, expect rain They struck a region of small farms and mines near the border between Guizhou andYunnan provinces, where some of China’s poorest people live. About 60,000 residents from Jiaokui town inYiliang county, about 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the epicenter of one of the earthquakes, had been evacuated to open spaces, an official surnamed

Buffalo race-motif clothes ordered to Klungkung

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CHICAGO — Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after their union and district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite intense weekend negotiations that the union said were productive but still failed to adequately address issues such as job security and teacher evaluations. The two sides were not far apart on compensation, but were on other issues, including health benefits — teachers want to keep what they have now — and a new teacher evaluation system based partly on students’ standardized test scores, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said. “This is a difficult decision and one we hoped we could have avoided,” she said. “We must do things differently in this city if we are to provide our students with the education they so rightfully deserve.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned the union’s decision, and said the negotiations could be resolved if the

two sides kept talking, “given how close we are.” “This is not a strike I wanted,” Emanuel said. “It was a strike of choice ... it’s unnecessary, it’s avoidable and it’s wrong. “ More than 26,000 teachers and support staff were expected to hit the picket lines early Monday, while the school district and parents carried out plans for keeping nearly 400,000 students safe and occupied while classes remain empty in the coming days in the nation’s third largest school district. Both Emanuel and union officials have much at stake. The walkout comes at a time when unions and collective bargaining by public employees have come under criticism in many parts of the country, and all sides are closely monitoring who might emerge with the upper hand in the Chicago dispute. The timing also may be inopportune for Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff whose city administration is wrestling with a spike in murders and shootings in some city neighborhoods and who just agreed

to take a larger role in fundraising for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. As the strike deadline approached, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might suffer and where their kids will go while they’re at work. School officials said they will open more than 140 schools between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. so children can eat lunch and breakfast in a district where many students receive free meals. The district asked community organizations to provide additional programs for students, and a number of churches, libraries and other groups plan to offer day camps and other activities. But it’s not clear how many families will send their children to the added programs. “They’re going to lose learning time,” said Beatriz Fierro, whose daughter is in the fifth grade on the city’s Southwest Side. “And if the whole afternoon they’re going to be free, it’s bad. Of course you’re worried.”

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader, attends their joint news conference with other political parties’ presidential election candidates in Tokyo September 10, 2012.

Japan PM Noda to face fringe contenders in party race

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TOKYO - Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will face three fringe contenders for one of the worst jobs around - leading the demoralized ruling party to almost certain crushing election defeat. The Democratic Party election commission confirmed on Monday that besides Noda, former farm ministers Hirotaka Akamatsu and Michihiko Kano and an ex-internal affairs minister Kazuhiro Haraguchi would run in the September 21 leadership contest. With no party heavyweights on the roster, Noda is likely to retain his post as government and party chief. In his election pledge, Noda said he would bring a lasting end to deflation that has plagued Japan for a decade and hit a 1 percent inflation target within a year. He also promised to work towards ending reliance on nuclear power, though he gave no deadline. But his days in power appear numbered with opinion polls showing the Democrats trailing the opposition Liberal Democratic Party and a new grouping led by a popular Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto which plans to contest the next general election expected before the end of the year. Parliament’s term ends in August 2013, but Noda promised to call an election “soon” in return for the opposition backing for his plan to raise sales tax to offset rising social security costs. Last month’s passage of the tax bill marked a rare break in Japan’s long political gridlock and the biggest accomplishment of Noda’s one-year tenure, but it came at a steep price. About 50 lawmakers left the

Democrats, with the rest bracing for voter backlash for backing the tax hike and other unpopular policies, such as Noda’s push to restart nuclear reactors idled after last year’s Fukushima disaster. The government is due to present a national energy plan in coming days that will try to respond to the growing anti-nuclear sentiment among voters without alienating pro-nuclear industrial lobbies, but risk satisfying neither side. If he is reelected, Noda’s immediate challenge will be to win approval of the opposition-controlled upper house for new borrowing in the current budget to avoid a government shutdown. Whoever takes over after the election, many expect to be held in November, will face substantial unfinished business and a long list of deep-rooted problems dogging the world’s third-largest economy and its 10th most populous country. Further steps beyond sales tax hikes are needed to prevent Japan’s public debt from piling up, the nuclear phase-out will require a major overhaul of the energy sector and pulling Japan out of deflation calls for major market and structural reforms. The rebuilding after the magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast on March 11, 2011 is far from over and the full decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and the clean-up of its surroundings will take decades. Tokyo’s efforts to revive its exports through free trade deals have also stalled amid political stalemate, while relations with Asian peers South Korea and China soured in the past weeks as simmering territorial disputes flared up.


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Alexander Wang’s Spectroscopic Chic Throughout, Wang dissected active sports clothes - T-shirts, board shorts and parkas - giving them a wonderful paneled finish that had cool architectural volume, yet never looked stiff. “We wanted the garments almost to feel like they were floating on the body, but still holding a very strong volume,” Wang told FWD, explaining that he had used fishing lines to hold all the separate pieces together. The show opened with arty combination of Bermuda shorts topped by tailored tuxedos and mini fracks in leather, all anchored by sexy centurion’s boots. It climaxed with a pair of beautiful halter dresses - one in aluminum crocodile, the other in black - with huge front slashes and dissected necklines. Talk about

flawlessly cut. Through the clothes won applause and even cheers when veteran model Liberty Ross appeared in windbreaker and pencil skirt, before rising to a roaring crescendo for the spectroscopic finale. “We wanted at the end for all the girls to look other worldly. Starting with a uniform and then go futuristic,” added the designer, dressed in his own typical uniform of loose black T-shirt and pants. Model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang show during Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Cyborg cockroaches may be emergency responders Researchers say they’ve figured out a way to create cyborg, remotecontrolled cockroaches, hoping one day the resilient creatures could be steered into disaster zones to gather information and look for survivors. Video footage from the experiments at North Carolina State University shows the part-robot roaches being directed along a curving path via remote control. The researchers say they attached a lightweight chip with a wireless receiver and transmitter onto Madagascar hissing cockroaches and wired a microcontroller to the insects’ anten-

nae and cerci — the sensory organs on the bug’s abdomen that cause it to run away from danger. With electrical signals, the researchers stimulated the cerci to trick the roaches into thinking they needed to scamper away from a predator. Once moving, charges sent to the antennae controlled the insects’ direction. A signal sent to one antenna could make a roach think its feeler was

touching a wall, sending it in the opposite direction, a statement from NC State explained. “Building small-scale robots that can perform in such uncertain, dynamic conditions is enormously difficult. We decided to use biobotic cockroaches in place of robots, as designing robots at that scale is very challenging, and cockroaches are experts at performing in such a hostile environment,” NC State researcher Alper Bozkurt said in the statement. “Ultimately, we think this will allow us to create a mobile web of smart sensors that uses cockroaches to collect and transmit information, such as finding survivors in a building that’s been destroyed by an earthquake,” Bozkurt added. The researchers reported the results of their experiments late last month at the annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society in San Diego, Calif.

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Community-based Tourism: A New Source of Hope for Prosperity

If any New York designer is setting the agenda in modern fashion it is Alexander Wang, whose latest collection was a surgically re-constructed interpretation of the modern urban uniform that managed to be beautiful and gutsy, bizarre yet plausible - all at the same time. Sent out on a catwalk in an industrial pier on the Hudson River on Satu r d a y, S e p t . 8, this spring 2013 was as hyper rich in novel cutting and seaming as it was restrained in its choice of color. Entirely devoid of prints, the palette was just three colors - black, white and silver - albeit taking in with ecru, cream, onyx and anthracite. “Exotic and animalistic!” trumpeted Wang in the post-show backstage, after a finale where an octet of blond models all in white stood like chic sentries before a sudden change of lighting rendered all the outfits fluorescent.

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Ebola outbreak kills 15 in eastern Congo Associated Press Writer

GOMA, Congo — An outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 15 people in northeastern Congo and the local communities are quickly learning how frighteningly deadly the disease is, and how to prevent its spread. “Ebola entered my house and I did not know what it was,” said Gabriel Libina Alandato, who survived the hemorrhagic fever. “My three daughters and their mother died in August, but it is only when I was taken to the quarantine center that I learned about the disease.” Health officials say the population lacks knowledge of Ebola and must learn that the tradition of washing of corpses before funerals spreads the epidemic. Although it is the ninth Ebola epidemic in Congo, it is the first one in the Haut-Uélé territory, in northeastern Congo. Ebola has no cure and is deadly in 40 percent to 90 percent of cases. The disease causes severe internal bleeding. Initially restricted to Isiro, a city north in Haut-Uélé, the Ebola outbreak has now spread to Viadana, a town located 75 kilometers (47 miles) away. According to local medical staff, the virus was transmitted to a woman from Viadana when she attended the funeral of an Ebola victim in Isiro. She then travelled back to Viadana where she contaminated several people and died herself. “A lady participated in a funeral and was contaminated. A second quarantine center was open in Viadana to isolate people who might have been contaminated,” said Dr. Jacques Gumbaluka, the district’s chief doctor. Three people have already died in Viadana, he said. The washing and displaying of bodies during funerals, a widespread tradition, is intended to show love and respect for the deceased. But the practice facilitates the propagation of the epidemic as dozens of people come in close contact with victims of the deadly virus. “The cases that have been identified are linked to certain practices like self-medication or the washing of the corpses and their exposition during funerals. People want to touch and see the body, it’s the tradition everywhere in Africa,” said Faïda Kanyombe, who is responsible for health promotion at Doctors without Borders in the province.

Pie of tourism does not always taste sweet. Those getting involved in person or indirectly may taste so. However, the remaining does not enjoy any impact of the increase of tourist visit to Bali. Probably, it is actually a matter of imbalance on development policy. By and large, development in general is ideally intended to improve people’s prosperity. Its proceedings should be distributed and could be enjoyed evenly. Otherwise, the imbalance can trigger social envy. If unresolved immediately, this may turn into protracted problem. It is not surprising if community then proposed the removal of Denpasar City and the airport to other region in order the new region could also drive a better economic growth. Meanwhile, another protested that its region was just used as stopover of cruise passenger. After landing, guests spent holidays or had excursion to other neighboring destination. It is considered, the region was merely taken advantage for ‘urinating’ and guests spent no single penny. Various attempts have indeed been undertaken by local government to gradually diminish such imbalance. One of them is by launching tourism village in regencies. By this initiative, guests are driven to explore local village to know more about their uniqueness. They were expected to not only have a sightseeing tour but also take advantage of local accommodation facilities. The program denotes one of the community involvements in tourism or better known as community-based tourism. Additionally, guests will have more convenient time to explore the splendor of the village and get in closer touch with the local community. This will enable local people to provide everything required by guests during their stay at the village. They are starting from unique tradition, beauty of nature, challenging adventure to delicious and country-style culinary. Of course, these would enrich their personal experience as one of the objectives of traveling. Integrated farming system is another program that also expected to empty out into agricultural-based tourism. Basically, it is commenced by empowering farmers through the implementation of eco-friendly facilities of rice productions. At the end, it also wants to achieve prosperity, quality health and better environment. Last but not least, government should also map the great potential retained by each region and make a policy in such a way that each region is included in particular tour package. Basically each region has unique and attractive potentials like arts, livelihood, tools, tourist destinations, customs and other treasures. Besides, government can lead new investment to less developed regions and establish inter-regency cooperation in distributing job opportunities. In reality, there are some regencies undergoing rapid growth in handicraft industry and informal sector enterprises, while others have abundant unemployment. Local labor force should be given priority to fill in the opportunities as they are supporters of local culture and responsible for its conservation. Bali has a great potential of pristine destination. This should be managed and preserved accordingly for its sustainability. When this can be achieved, people will have more job opportunities without leaving agriculture or other previous job. Conversely, tourists will have a wide choice of destination and attraction to visit. Hopefully, such development could be supported by all components of community, so the ‘social envy’ could be gradually diminished without moving the ‘existing infrastructure’ but discovering each local potential and how to get a share of the opportunities.

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The bull race attraction has a great potential to attract tourists to North Bali. Fortunately, there are some farmers who still have idealism to preserve the agrarian cultural heritage by organizing a selfmanaged attraction on the Galungan and Kuningan feast days.

Preserve bull race in Buleleng

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BULELENG - Cultural attraction of sapi gerumbungan or bull race has been neglected by government for a long time, especially by Buleleng Government. As evidence, in the celebration of national great days the local government prefers organizing golf tournament to making a bull race. Actually, the bull race attraction has a great potential to attract tourists to North Bali. Fortunately, there are some farmers who still have idealism to preserve the agrarian cultural heritage by organizing a self-managed attraction on the Galungan and Kuningan feast days. Farmers of Bebetin village and surrounding areas in Sawan subdistrict, for instance, held a bull race parade at Bebetin Square on the day after Kuningan, Sunday (Sep 9). Those farmers were coalesced into the Bagasebali group. All the group members are farmers and equally having the interest in the bull race attraction. They come from a number of villages and have a commitment to preserve the tradition of bull race in Sawan subdistrict. The villages include the Bebetin, Galungan, Sawan, Menyali and Lemukih. The group members presented 12 pairs of Balinese bulls in the parade. Meanwhile, the contingent of Lemukih village was unable to participate in the parade because it coincided with the implementation of ritual activity at the village. Group Head of Bebetin Bull Race,

Nyoman Sutapa, said on the sidelines of the parade that such bull race attraction was held regularly since tens of years ago. Farmers held the parade for entertainment as well as gratitude to God for bountiful harvests. The parade was usually held on Umanis Galungan. However, since people were busy on Umanis Galungan, the parade was then postponed to the day after Kuningan. “Incidentally, on the Umanis Galungan we organized a ritual at our village, so we postponed the parade and can just organize it this time,” he said. According to Sutapa, the parade of this year had no special point to be assessed. It was just intended for community entertainment and delight expression of the bull race hobbyists. When getting its turn, the jockey of bull race controlled their bulls to walk to the end of the

field. The bulls and other equipment, including the jockey, were embellished with special decorations so they looked attractive and tempted the audience. The bull under control of the jockey ran with upright neck and walked like jumping up and down. “It’s just intended for fun so there is no special assessment. From the way the bulls walk we can see a beauty,” he explained. Subdistrict Head of Sawan, Gede Sandhiyasa, said the bull race was a unique tradition in Buleleng and remained to be preserved by the community. For that purpose, people of the Sawan subdistrict had an initiative to continue organizing the tradition. “In eastern Buleleng, this kind of bull race group can only be found in Sawan subdistrict and they have an initiative to preserve it,” he explained. (kmb/ole)


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Bitten by puppy, requested VAR

A bite coming from a puppy has to be taken seriously either it is a small bite or a huge one moreover if the puppy is a stray dog. This worry was felt by Beni (43), a man from Sulawesi, who got bitten by a puppy on the toe last Sunday (9/9). When met at Sanglah Hospital, Beni who lives in Kerobokan admitted to have been bitten around Badung cemetery. He was intending to take it home and pet it. The bite was strong and caused quite serious wound as his toe gone blue also bleeding. Beni then went

to Sanglah Hospital for a anti rabies vaccine (VAR). “Knowing I’m bitten, I did not take and pet it in the end,” Beni stated. A while ago Bali Animal Husbandry Agency Head, Ir. I Putu Sumantra, gave a suggestion to the people of Bali to be aware of any kind of dogs especially the healthy ones. “Even though they looked healthy, there could be rabies virus inside them. It is hoped the public will get a VAR if bitten besides we have vaccinated dogs lately,” Sumantra explained. (san)

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the shores from evening up to morning while on the sea from 08 am the next day up to 5 pm local time. The process of the search will be going on for three days. Locals have gathered around to see the situation while victim’s wife, Omi Masu (28), keep on hysterically shouting his name. One colleague, Edi (30), stated before the incident, victim was behaving weirdly where when he left his house at Banjar Bantas, Cepaka Village, Kediri victim seemed happy. When he got to the beach, he played football then bravely dove in to the ocean from a coral rock. Sadly when he jumped, a huge current came and dragged him away. All Edi knows is that victim works as a driver in a building material shop at Mengwi Badung. He hoped he will be saved soon. “Victim did shout for help four times then dragged away. Other colleague, Semi Pae (28), tried to help yet he got dragged too. Later on Pae was saved by a foreigner who was swimming around the area,” Edi explained. (kmb30)

Drowned victim still mysterious

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The police is securing the bag suspected to contain bomb in Batubulan, Gianyar.

Suspected to contain bomb

Anti-bomb squad secures a black bag Gianyar (Bali Post)—

Anti-bomb squad of Bali Police Mobile Brigade secured a black bag found by a resident of Batubulan, Sukawati on Sunday (Sep 9). The black travel bag was secured from the front of an old shop in the south of petrol station on Jalan Raya Batubulan, Kapal hamlet, Batubulan village, Sukawati subdistrict. As information compiled at the location, the discovery of a suspected black bag containing explosives happened around 12:00 a.m. local time. Initially, the black bag was found by a group of children from Kapal hamlet, Batubulan, who were playing kites behind the shop building. Since their kite fell down, one of the children namely Kadek Yuda, 10, looked for his kite to the front of shop building overgrown with bushes. When looking for the kite he found a black bag and it remained neat. He did not know the content and then informed the finding to his uncle, Nyoman Nadi, 40. His uncle then looked to the location. Some residents also saw the black bag. Considering many terror

incidents happening lately and to avoid any undesirable things, the finding of such black bag was reported to police station. Shortly, the anti-bomb squad of Bali Police Mobile Brigade came to the scene. Police officers then blockaded the location of discovery and prohibited the vehicles from passing on Jalan Raya Batubulan. People who came to see it should be 50 meters from the site. It resulted in long traffic congestion taking place up to 1.5 hours. The antibomb squad did the identification process by having to back and forth to the site, to ensure if the black bag was harmless. Having taken photograph for the content of the bag, the squad finally de-

cided to make a small explosion to open the contents of the black bag. It was not known for sure about the contents of the mysterious black bag. After being put into anti-explosive container, the anti-bomb squad immediately left the location. Chief of Sukawati Police, Made Witaya, when asked for his confirmation did not know the complete content of the black bag. “At the moment, the bag is being examined by the squad,” he explained. Meanwhile, resident who had seen the mysterious black bag at the location said that other than the black bag it was also found a red shirt and sandals next to it. (kmb16)

The bad weather hitting Tabanan south waters last Sunday (9/9) caused the evacuation of victims dragged at Nyanyi Beach, Beraban Village, Kediri not going well even though the search has undergo 20 hours. It is suspected the victim coming from Sapipukan, Lapean Village, Insana, Timor Tengah Utara Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, got stuck in a coral rock around the location. SAR team of Bali Police, Denpasar SAR team, Tabanan Water Police and volunteers have gone to the sea with two rubber boats reaching up to nearby Tanah Lot in turns. Due to the strong current, the boats were at sometimes almost flipped in the mid ocean. The team was going to dive in yet due to the uncertain condition of the current; the plan was pulled back while the body of victim Primus Uspinit Apoan (30) still is unseen. Tabanan Water Police, APC Ida Bagus Oka Kirana, accompanied by Head of Bali SAR Team, Putu Sugiana, stated that the search started in

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The Search adn Rescue Team is still searching for the drowned victim on Nyanyi Beach, Tabanan.

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KARANGASEM - Delightful Candi Beach Cottage located in peaceful east Bali. Escape from the hustle and bustle, and embrace the tranquility. Their enchanting and intimate 4-star resort rests amid swaying palm trees within the quiet and natural environs of the beautiful Mendira Bay, Candidasa in the royal Balinese regency of Karangasem. Charming, cottage-style Cottages, comfortable rooms, beachside restaurant, cosy bar, lobby lounge, two refreshing swimming pools, and blissful massage pavilions, are set within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls on to a beautiful private white sand beach. Natural colours and local materials have been blended to create a resort that harmonises with the environment. The traditional architecture utilises local materials from Bali and neighbouring Indonesian islands, while the turquoise waters of the dreamy, palm fringed swimming pool appear to overflow into the azure sea. Candi Beach Cottage is a magical destination where you can raft dramatic rivers, shop for bargains in vibrant local markets, enjoy cultural performances of Hindu dance epics, cycle through gently swaying fields of rice, visit ancient kingdoms and mystical water palaces, climb mighty volcanoes or dive into an exotic world of psychedelic fish. Marriage proposals are proffered and accepted. This welcome oasis is where the dream begins.

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Calendar Event for September 1 through October 17, 2012 1 Sep Saniscara Pon Dunggulan Pura Segara Jembrana Pura Dalem Gede Losan Klungkung 2 Sep Redite Wage Kuningan Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu Sekarmukti-Balubulan Pura Kubayan Umagunung Sempidi-Badung 3 Sep Soma Keliwon Kuningan Pura Dasar Gelgel-Klungkung Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Sawah/Selemadeg-Tabanan Pura Pemerajan Agung Benawah Kangin-Gianyar Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Pelapuhan-Busungbiu Buleleng Pura Kahyangan Tulus Desa Apuan. 8 Sep Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan Pura Taman Pule Mas-Ubud Pura Ularan Takmung-Klungkung Pura Bukitjati Gulingan-Kawan Bangli Pura Dalem Tegehe Pura Dalem Tahak Pura Dalem Batuaji Pura Dalem Tegaljaya-Batubulan Pura Jenengan Maspahit Cemenggaon-Sukawati Pura Dalem Guwang-Sukawati Pura Sadha Kapal Pura Sakenan Sakenan Serangan Pura Pekendungan Kediri-Tabanan Pura Pasek Gaduh Grokgak Gede Tabanan Pura Dalem Sanding Tampaksiring Pura Dalem Purnajati Tanjung Puri Tanjung Periuk Jakarta Pura Dalem Tenggaling Guliang-Bangli Mr. Dukuh Tetek Peguyangan-Denpasar Pura Agung Blambangan Banyuwangi Pura Dalem Agung Sri Nararya Kresna Kepakisan Gelgel -Klungkung Desa Adat Munggu (Mekotekan) Mengwi-Badung Pura Panti Paksebali-Klungkung (Perang Jempana) Pura Penataran Agung Margowening Desa Balong garut Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur 2 Oct Anggara Wage Pahang Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) Besakih Pura Hyang Tibha i Batuan Sakah 3 Oct Buda Keliwon Pahang Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem.

Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati Pura Penataran Batuyang-Batubulan Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh Kediri-Tabanan Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar Pura Kresek Banyuning Buleleng Pura Puseh Bebandem-Karangasem Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga Temaga Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan Gelgel Bungbungan Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal Pura Batur Sari Ubud Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati 8 Oct Soma Keliwon Krulut Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mngwi Badung Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar 13 Oct Hari Tumpek Krurut Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng Pura Dalem Pemuteran Jelantik Tojan - Klungkung Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa Besakih Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel Tabanan Pura Dalem Tarukan Bebalang Bangli Pura Benua Kangin Besakih Pura Merajan Kanginan Besakih 14 Oct Redite Umanis Merakih Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin - Lembongan Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar 17 Oct Buda Wage Merakih Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah Pedungan Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan Pura Desa Silakarang Singapadu Pura dalem Petitenget Kerobokan - Kuta Pura Dalem Pulasari Samplangan - Gianyar Pura Kubayan Kepisah Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel Sumerta - Denpasar Pura Pasek Lumintang Denpasar Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan Sanding - Tampaksiring Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken Kaba-kaba - Tabanan

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


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Entertainment

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z close London Paralympics Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z rocked the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night to give the biggest-ever Paralympic Games a rousing send-off, wrapping up an unforgettable summer of sports in Britain. The three-hour party at the packed 80,000-seat arena in east London gave the world a chance to celebrate 11 days of Paralympic competition that have shifted perceptions and shattered stereotypes about the disabled. “In this country, we will never think of sport the same way and we will never think of disability the same way,” said Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London organizing committee. “The Paralympians have lifted the cloud of limitation.” Central to the closing ceremony — called the “Festival of the Flame” — were the 4,200 Paralympians from 164 nations who encircled the field of play from the start, waving flags and taking in the extraordinary atmosphere. By the end of the

extravaganza, they created an international mosh pit in front of the stage as volleys of fireworks rocketed above. “I think it’s been an absolute triumph from start to finish,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose disabled son Ivan died in 2009. “I think back to Ivan. As every parent, you think about all the things they can’t do, but at the Paralympics they are superhuman, you see all the things they can do. “It’s been a golden summer of British sport.”

Coming after a hugely successful Olympic Games, the 2012 Paralympics broke all records, with 2.7 million spectators cramming into venues, more than $70 million raised in ticket sales and the games broadcast in more than 100 countries. They are unprecedented figures as the British public displayed an enthusiasm previously unseen in the 52-year history of the Paralympics. The wide exposure introduced the world to Paralympians such as Dutch wheelchair tennis player Esther

Vergeer — who extended her nine-year unbeaten streak to 470 matches by winning the women’s singles — and David Weir, a British wheelchair racer who won four golds in his home city. It also enhanced the reputation of iconic South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who became the first track athlete to compete in both games. He won two golds in the Paralympics, including in the 4x100-meter relay which was one of 251 world records broken at these games. “I think people are going to look back at this Paralympic Games and for the first time really, truly believe that Paralympic sport is not just inspirational, it’s hard-core sport,” said Pistorius, who drew a rousing cheer as his image was displayed in a montage of Paralympians on the big screen.

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Singer Rihanna performs with Chris Martin lead vocals of the British rock band Coldplay during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London.

Penelope Cruz concerned about crisis in Spain

Associated Press Writer

MADRID — Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz says she is deeply concerned about the financial crisis engulfing Spain and how it might affect the future of the film industry in her native country. The Hollywood star said she would like to encourage filmmakers to choose Spain as a location and perhaps use her status to promote co-productions there. In a statement released Sunday through her agent Katrina Bayonas, Cruz said she also wanted “to rectify” what she called a misinterpretation of her words. Cruz said an unnamed publication had quoted her as saying, “I will produce a couple of films a year in Spain to provide work for hundreds of people.” Cruz said the published words had “an arrogant tone” that had “nothing to do” with what she had wanted to say.

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Alleged bomb maker surrenders

JAKARTA — Authorities say an alleged bomb maker who fled his house during a raid has surrendered to police in Indonesia’s capital. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that 32-year-old Muhammad Toriq gave himself up late Sunday. He says a belt of explosives was strapped to Toriq’s body when he surrendered, but he handed it over along with a gun and ammunition. Toriq escaped after residents in western Jakarta rushed to his home last week as plumes of smoke shot up from it. Police later found explosive devices inside. Toriq is believed to be linked to a militant group that planned to shoot police and bomb the Parliament building to wage “holy war” and establish an Islamic state. Indonesia’s anti-terrorism forces have been busy over the past few months closing in on militants plotting not against Westerners but instead preparing to wage “holy war” against police and the government, which they see as barriers to creating an Islamic state. Alleged bomb maker Muhammad Toriq made their job easy Sunday when the armed militant turned himself into authorities while wearing a suicide bomber belt that did not contain any explosives. He had been on the run since last week when police flushed him out of his Jakarta house after neighbors reported seeing smoke billowing from it. He escaped again over the weekend after a blast rocked a house in the capital’s outskirts. Police believe it was a bomb that accidentally went off while being prepared for a terrorist attack.

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Bomb squad from Indonesian Police carrying a box containing material for handmade bomb that suspected belong to M. Toriq. Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said Monday that 32-year-old Muhammad Toriq gave himself up late Sunday. He says a belt of explosives was strapped to Toriq’s body when he surrendered, but he handed it over along with a gun and ammunition.

Bali Police Department anticipate terrorist entering Bali

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FILE - Spanish actress Penelope Cruz during the presentation of the Goya 2010 film awards in Madrid, Spain, in this file photo dated Sunday Feb. 14, 2010.

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A police personnel checking a bag belong to Bus passenger at Ubung bus terminal recently. Police levelling up the security checking in Bali’s entrances amid terrorist’s plan to make a terror plot in Bali.

Carry out inspection and patrol

Denpasar – The news which is spread in the society that Bali still become the place for terrorist suspect make Bali Police Department tighten the security level. This is especially after few suspects were arrested in Solo. To anticipate any security disturbance, the police are increasing the inspection

on cars and newcomers in Bali. This is stated by the spokesman of Bali Police Department, Drs. Hariadi on Monday, September 10, 2012. He explained that the police department takes immediate action in respond to the news. The police carry out prevention and repressive action necessary according to the proper

regulation. It is such as by patrolling the neighborhood and inspected the prone places regularly. “We also often check the newcomer to Bali. We don’t want any breach in security,” he added. Hariadi also said that the tightest security is on harbor and provincial road because it is the access to enter Bali “We also hope that the people will cooper-

ate with the police to give information and secure their own area,” he urged. Hariadi explained that during their job on the field, the officers are equipped with complete tools such as bullet proof vest and fire arms. This is needed for the safety of the officers. “We hope that all of our efforts make Bali a safer island,” Hariadi said. (kmb21)


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