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File photo shows United States airplane landed in Soekarno Hatta Airport during Obama visit to Jakarta recently. Arrival of the U.S. President Barack Obama in a series of the ASEAN Summit in Bali will carry two large aircrafts consisting of a wide-bodied and a medium-bodied aircraft. IBP/Doc
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DENPASAR - Arrival of the U.S. President Barack Obama in a series of the ASEAN Summit in Bali will carry two large aircrafts consisting of a wide-bodied and a medium-bodied aircraft. The airport authority has prepared a special parking space for the two aircrafts carrying the U.S. President and other White House presidential entourage. The authority of Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport has been providing special parking space as requested by the White House, asking the airport
authority to provide the parking location. The location referred had complied with the standards of safety aspects including the position where the two U.S.
aircrafts of the Boeing 747 and Boeing 757 type to be parked. General Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai, Purwanto, stated there
Quake hits Turkey, kills at least 7 Associated Press
ANKARA — A strong earthquake rocked eastern Turkey, killing at least seven people in a grim replay of the temblor that devastated the area last month. Rescue workers had managed to pull out 25 survivors from the rubble of three collapsed buildings, including a top hotel
where journalists and foreign aid workers were staying, authorities said Thursday. The 5.7-magnitude quake Wednesday toppled 25 buildings in the city of van, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said. The death toll could have been even worse: Only three of the buildings were occupied because the others were
evacuated after the Oct. 23 quake that killed more than 600 people and destroyed at least 2,000 buildings. Rescue workers sped up their search for survivors by daylight on Thursday, pulling a man in his 60s out of the wreckage of a pancaked hotel, live NTV television broadcast showed. Soon after, rescu-
had been 10 aircrafts of other countries which wanted to overnight at the Ngurah Rai Airport. Among them, there were 7 wide-bodied and three narrow-bodied aircrafts. Such number could still increase so it would be adjusted to the groove of aircrafts and location of parking. “If there are any additional aircrafts, it will be
attempted not to disrupt the existing ﬂight schedules. To that end, it has been prepared the arrangement of time slot of the ﬂight,” he said.Even though receiving many arrivals of aircraft conveying the world leaders, assuredly it would not interfere with the operational and services to passengers at the airport.
ers dug a young man from the rubble of an apartment building, the staterun Anatolia news agency said. The young man became the 25th people to be survived alive so far. The workers used the glare of high-powered lights to work throughout the night despite several aftershocks. Atalay said rescue work was concentrating at the site of two collapsed hotels and one apartment building.
One of the collapsed buildings was the Bayram Hotel, Van’s best-known hotel. It was at least 40 years old, and had been renovated last year. Some of the guests were journalists who were covering the aftermath of the previous temblor, which left thousands homeless and led a number of countries to send tents, blankets and other supplies to assist Turkey in the aid effort.
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Bali News 'XHWRUDLQEULGJHFROODSVHG Mangupura (Bali Post) â€“
A number of damages due to the heavy rain on Tuesday (8/11) night in Badung caused a bridge at Banjar Perang, Lukluk Village, collapsed after not able to secure the water Ă€RZLQJ7KLVFROODSVHFDXVHWRWDOWUDIÂżFMDPDWDURXQG pm local time. A motorcycle driver got dragged by the current luckily the driver managed to save its life. A resident stated last Wednesday (9/11) there have been warning signs not to go through the place for now as the bridge is being renovated. â€œIt is not known why that motorcycle went through there around 2 am,â€? the resident stated. The motorcycle ridden by a Tabanan resident was just evacuated on Wednesday afternoon. The collapse cause residents want to see and so police line has been placed. Infrastructure damage also happened at Raya Sempidi Street where damaged drainage located in front of Badung Government Centre gates caused a truck got in. The truck was then evacuated by police. Also in the government centre, at most 10 cars and 5 motorcycles on the Badung Health $JHQF\2IÂżFHEDVHPHQWSDUNLQJ JRW Ă€RRGHG PHWHU KHLJKW DQG until Wednesday afternoon the workers are still trying to get the waters out.
Meanwhile after greeting President at Nusa Dua, Badung Regent AA Gde Agung observed the collapsed bridge and stated a repair will soon be done which is preGLFWHGWRÂżQLVKXS,'5PLOOLRQ as this road is a main road for the people. Head of Badung Infrastructure and Irrigation Agency, IB Soerya, stated technically this incident happened due to the bridgeâ€™s ROGDJHDOVRWKHQDUURZZDWHUĂ€RZ under the bridge. Due to the high pressure of the water, the bridge collapsed. While the damage in Badung Government Centre, Soerya stated have reported it to the Province government as it is their responsibility. (kmb25)
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Waste disposal on polluting potential substance done by big and small industries are still graded weakly supervised by cities councils in Bali. Apparently it is mostly happening due to the limited human resources to keep an eye on the high volume of wastes also large areas as stated by Head of %DOL 3URYLQFH /LYLQJ (QYLURQPHQW%RDUG%/+ ,U$$*HGH Sastrawan, M.T. last Wednesday Apparently the supervision hasnâ€™t been done in a whole as most were done by sampling and seemed industry owners are not paying attention to the damages they created. Ironically most regency/city governments are facing the lack of KXPDQUHVRXUFHVLQWKHLU%/+ equipments also budget. â€œThese problems needs solutions so all the regency/city government in Bali can be more optimised in function its supervision,â€? Sastrawan explained. And so what is the function and
UHVSRQVLELOLW\RI%/+%DOLWRZDUGV the supervision of hotels, restaurants and small industries littering? Sastrawan explained the principal work done by the province is guiding, facilitating and accompanying the cities and regencies on dealing with their responsibility. Besides that, results from the regencies and cities will be reviewed here and then take action to those violating also if permits need to be taken off from the businesses, it will be the regency/cityâ€™s right as theyâ€™re the ones that gave them. Connected to the 13 shore spots pollution in Bali, Sastrawan admitted to have taken action to those and create coordination with the affected regency/city. Based on the research, not all activities dispose wastes to the shores but also have tried to manage the wastes yet not optimised yet. â€œIt happens due to the waste management equipment was damaged or not working at all and the company or industry leaderâ€™s commitment towards the environment is still low,â€? SasWUDZDQFODULÂżHG (kmb13)
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Hundred residents of Banjar Tirta Kusuma, Candikusuma, Melaya has been feared by the rainy season as abrasion on the shores have been worse than before. The distance between houses and the shore is no longer far which keep on engulfed as admitted by a number of residents ODVW:HGQHVGD\ The abrasion caused residents couldnâ€™t sleep remembering full moon is reaching and water keep on increasing. Supriyanto, one of the residents, stated the wave did reach four meters height and it could threat houses to be dragged too. â€œUsually the wave happens for three hours during the night while everyoneâ€™s fast asleep. In full moon time, people choose to evacuate to the West to avoid the wave,â€? Supriyanto explained. Now with houses only one meter away from the shores also its one meter road now gone half which was also the path to their praying place, the people have placed bamboo gates by themselves also soils to cover the engulfed road while waiting for governmentâ€™s aid. Due to the abrasion, a number of houses also public IBP/Olo IDFLOLWLHVVXFKDV)LVK$XFWLRQLQJ3ODFH73, LQ Candikusuma and wood pier, have been swept A man is driving with care through the road which is only left a half due to teh abrassion away. (kmb26)
Healthy Bali 2012 suffer GUDZEDFNE\KLJKJURZWK Denpasar (Bali Post) â€“
The high growth of population in Bali has to be well blended with health awareness to avoid any illness breeding in between public which so in this case Health Community Center and other health institutes hoped to be proactive in reaching people living in far distanced and slum places as stated by Head of Bali Province Health Agency, dr. I Nyoman Sutedja, 03+ DFFRPSDQLHG E\ +HDOWK 1DWLRQDO 'D\ +.1 Head for Bali Province, dr. Bagus Darma Yasa and First Director of Sanglah Hospital represented by Financial Director of Sanglah Hospital, dr. A.A. Sri 6DVUDVZDWL 0.HV ODVW :HGQHVGD\ GXULQJ the 47th HKN event which will be held until 12th November 2011. Sutedja also stated Bali has been generally been loaded by migrants which worries more illness could be brought here from their origin. To prevent so a number of preventive promotion such as increasing the peopleâ€™s healthy habits, ways of keeping environment healthy, also efforts in getting good quality health services for the public fair and square. During the themed â€˜Indonesia Cinta Sehatâ€™ (IndoQHVLD /RYHV +HDOWK WKH$JHQF\ VWDWHG KDYH HOLPLnated four contagion disease for year 2011-2012 that
worried the Balinese people such as leprosy, malaria, measles and polio also titanus. â€œBut it doesnâ€™t stop any possibilities those illness could come again next year if the people are not keeping up their healthy habit,â€? Sutedja stated. One simple way to do so is Washing Hands With 6RDS&736 ZKLFKWKHOLWWOHDFWJLYHVKXJHDIIHFWWR the whole nation as besides its cleaning the hands, it is also preventing illness such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhus, kecacingan, skin diseases, hepaWLWLV$ UHVSLUDWRU\ LQIHFWLRQV +1 QHZ IOX DQG avian influenza These diseases are still being solved together especially for avian influenza or bird flu which now is haunting Bali. With the rain Sutedja also hoped for peopleâ€™s awareness on zoonosis which is an illness from human to vertebrate animals and reverse where in Indonesia it has 50 kinds of it such as rabies, pest, anthrax, taeniasis/cysticercosis, JE, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, bovine tubercullosis, schistosomiasis, mad cow, and bird flu. The same thing was also stated by Saraswati who also hoped for public to overview their way of healthy life also for parents to do immunisation for their babies to prevent contagion disease such as polio, measles and more. (bit)
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Heavy rain claims a victim Gianyar (Bali Post)â€”
+HDY\UDLQRFFXUUHGRQ:HGQHVGD\1RY WXUQHGDWUDJLFPRPHQWIRU,.HWXW 3D\XDEULFNFUDIWVPDQIURP3DWRODQ+DPOHW3HULQJ9LOODJH%ODKEDWXK6XEGLVWULFW+LVPRWRUF\FOHIDOOLQJLQWRDJXWWHUPDGHKLVERG\QXPE7KHYLFWLPJRW QRKHOSXSWRKRXUVDQGZDVÂżQDOO\VHQWWR6DQJODK+RVSLWDOWRJHWLQWHQVLYH WUHDWPHQW The victim was first taken to Sanjiwani Hospital in Gianyar to get first aid. However, since suffering serious injuries the victim should be referred to Sanglah Hospital. Compiled information told if the victim underwent such tragic accident DW DURXQG SP /RFDO Time. At that time the victim was riding a motorcycle
and fell down. Allegedly it was caused by slippery road DQG LPSDLUHG YLVLRQ 8OWLmately the victim fell into a gutter on the road section of Patolan and Keramas, while the motorcycle fell on the victimâ€™s body. Such heavy rain made the road truly quiet so no one knew the accident. One of the victimsâ€™ families, Nyoman Suwitra, ex-
plained if the victim had fallen and no one gave him a help. From the results of medical diagnosis, the victim was known to suffer injuries on the rear part of the head, torn forehead, broken neck, and the body from neck to lower part got numbness or paralyzed. Due to these serious injuries the victim was then referred to Sanglah Hospital. NPE
Heavy rains all night long
Cause landslides, falling tree and broken-down road Semarapura (Bali Post)â€”
Heavy rain all night long on Tuesday (Nov 8) to Wednesday morning (Nov 9) caused a landslide, falling tree and broken-down road at some SRLQWV /DQGVOLGH DQG IDOOLQJ trees happened in front of the learning activity center (SKB) of Banjarangkan. In the meantime, broken-down road occurred on Jalan Kresna, Semarapura Klod Kangin and some places were inundated by water. Among them, the water DIĂ€LFWHGDKRXVHLQIURQWRIWKH Secondary School of Takmung, namely the rented house owned by AA Ngurah Suparta. A.A. Ngurah Suparta originally from Satria Klungkung admitted that his rented house KDG EHHQ VWUXFN E\ Ă€RRGLQJ four times in the rainy season. The 51-year-old man confessed he had rented the house with his wife and two children nearly for two years. â€œThe courtyard of my rented house is lower than the water gutter in front of the house. Hence, the water always came into the house,â€? said the man who daily worked as craftsmen of ritual umbrellas. He added his machines such as sewing machines were submerged, too. Galiran Market turns muddy
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such as Galiran Market was XQDYRLGDEO\ VWUXFN E\ Ă€RRGing when it rained. The market whose most roofs had leaked and were detached caused the rain water to penetrate the building. Small drains at location were unable to accommodate the flow of rain water so that it overflowed into the merchant stalls. The water was partially immersing the merchandise and the most severe loss was undergone by rice traders. â€œThe water came in to my premises, sir. So, my merchandises turned wet. Fortunately, I have set up a plank underneath so that they were safer,â€? said the rice trader from Pekandelan, Klungkung, Dewa Ayu Raka. She admitted to have sold rice for decades. Even, she had done so since in the North Market (before moving to Galiran). â€œThis (Galiran) market is freTXHQWO\KLWE\Ă€RRGLQJ$OOHJedly, the market is going to be refurbished,â€? she complained. Indeed, since two years ago, the Klungkung Regency had a discourse to refurbish the biggest market in East Bali. Even, it had been allocated a budget for two times through the regional budget worth IDR 10 billion in 2010 and IDR 15 billion in 2011. However, it had not been realized so far. Apart from being muddy, local traders also complained
about the lighting in the market that went out, especially in block F. â€œThe lights went out so LWLVGLIÂżFXOWIRUXVWRGRVHOOLQJ Not to mention the rain, it turns muddy,â€? complained the merchant of consumer goods from /HEDK9LOODJH1L.HWXW5HMX Ironically, she said, the market authority never followed up the problems. In the meantime, the Head of .OXQJNXQJ1DWLRQDO8QLRQDQG Public Protection (Kesbanglinmas), Gede Kusumajaya, said that based on monitoring it was known the landslide and falling trees occurred in Banjarangkan, while the broken-down road on Jalan Kresna. Fortunately, they did not cause any casualties. Through the Main Regional Budget 2011, the amount of budget at hand to cope with natural disasters worth around IDR 500 million. â€œHowever it FDQQRWEHXVHGWRÂżQDQFHWKH landslides, falling trees and broken-down roads caused by rain yesterday. For the brokendown road, we have posted a warning sign,â€? he said. Admittedly, so far his party had made coordination ZLWK UHODWHG DJHQFLHVRIÂżFHV such as the Public Works and 6DQLWDWLRQ DQG /DQGVFDSLQJ Agency. â€œDeputy Regent had also instructed us since a month ago to take anticipative measures against natural disasters,â€? he said.NPE
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Indonesia registers Balinese dance and Mt. Batur landscape to UNESCO Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy registered two of Baliâ€™s cultural KHULWDJHVWR81(6&27KHWZRKHULWDJHV are Balinese traditional dance and landscape of Mount Batur on last March 31 and will be announced in 2012. The Head of the Center for Cultural Research and Development, Tourism and Cultural Development Board, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Budi Priyadi, stated that with WKH UHFRJQLWLRQ IURP 81(6&2 WKHUH would be later on an obligation to continuously preserve the two Indonesian cultural heritages. â€œWe expect both items can be recogQL]HGE\81(6&2WRDYRLGDQ\FODLPV from other countries,â€? said Budi Priyadi, in Denpasar on Wednesday (Nov 9). According to him, some of Balinese cultural heritages had been recognized by 81(6&2+RZHYHULIFRPSDUHGWRRWKHU countries, only a few of the Indonesiaâ€™s cultural heritages had been registered to 81(6&2Âł2QO\IHZ,QGRQHVLDÂśVFXOWXUDO ZHDOWKKDVEHHQUHFRJQL]HGE\81(6&2 less than Japanese and Korean culture. Whereas, our culture is more than Japa-
nese and Korean culture,â€? he said. Aside from all Balinese dances, Budi Priyadi had also registered the Indonesia 0LQLDWXUH3DUN70,, WR81(6&2Âł:H KDYHGRQHDUHVHDUFKYHULÂżFDWLRQDQGUHJLVWUDWLRQWR81(6&27KHDQQRXQFHPHQW will be issued in 2012,â€? he said. 5HJLVWUDWLRQ WR 81(6&2 SRVHG D series of activities conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Similarly, the ministry had also registered two regional cultural heritages, namely the sasando musical instruments from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and noken from Papua. â€œWe also registered the two items to 81(6&2 EHFDXVH WKRVH ZKR GHHSO\ involved in sasando and noken musical instrument are getting less and less,â€? he said. :LWK WKH UHFRJQLWLRQ RI 81(6&2 there would be an obligation to consistently preserve the two Indonesian cultural heritages. Sasando, for instance, usually had 23 strings. It was expected the use of strings could be increased to 40 strings. â€œWe expect this could be approved by 81(6&2EHFDXVHLWLVQRWRQO\,QGRQHsia registering the cultural heritages to 81(6&2Â´KHVDLGSDU
$IWHUâ€ŤŰŒâ€ŹRRGLQJDFWLYLWLHVRI Kumbasari Market paralyze Denpasar (Bali Post)â€”
Flooding that hit most areas of Denpasar City on Tuesday evening (Nov 8) also affected a number of traders in the Kumbasari Night Market. Inevitably, WKH Ă€RRGLQJ IUHTXHQWO\ VWULNLQJ VRPH WUDGHUV GXH WR WKH RYHUĂ€RZLQJ ZDWHU of the Badung River after heavy rain disrupted the market activities and even UHVXOWHGLQÂżQDQFLDOORVV From observation of Bali Post, after WKHĂ€RRGLQJORRNHGDQXPEHURIWUDGHUV helped the local market janitors clean the mud and rubbish. As a result, the activities of Kumbasari Market were not as busy as on the usual days. Nyoman, one of the fruit traders, said that muddy condition of the market courtyard made most traders do fewer activities. Though some traders were still selling their goods, unfortunately the buyers were reluctant to go down to the market because of the muddy courtyard. â€œBuyers are deserted. Probably it was kindled by rain and muddy condition of the market. Besides, all the traders are also currently busy with the cleanup DFWLYLWLHV8QGHUVWDQGDEO\PRVWRIRXU merchandises are inundated by water,â€? she said. Similar opinion was revealed by Ketut Budiarsa, a trader of groceries. He said to suffer a loss approximately IDR 5 million. Such amount did not include the merchandise submerged in water VXFK DV ULFH VXJDU Ă€RXU FRIIHH DQG
many others. â€œThe products submerged LQZDWHUZLOOGHÂżQLWHO\EHQRWVDOHDEOH and cause a loss. Moreover, we are currently unable to do selling as usual. We just spend most of the time to tidy up mess, clean up location and arrange the merchandise in dry place,â€? he said. For information, the economic activity in the Kumbasari Night Market is divided into two shifts. Morning shift is, as many people call it the Kumbasari Free Market, used by traders of fruits, YHJHWDEOHV ÂżVK DQG RWKHU JURFHULHV While at night, it is designated for Night Market selling various types of clothes, shoes and pants. Aside from paralyzing the activities of Kumbasari Market, the Ă€RRGLQJ RFFXUUHG ODVW 7XHVGD\ QLJKW also caused the Ratu Niang Bathari /LQJVLUVKULQHWROHDQDQGDSLOODURIWKH wall compound damaged. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Kumbasari Market Cooperative, AA Sumawidana, when met during the site inspection said that his party would immediately make repairs. â€œPreviously we have been planning to remove the shrine to higher location, but the deity was not willing. On that account, we can only anticipate by the making of strong foundation to withstand the swift of Badung River during the rainy season,â€? he said. According to him, the renovation would be held after the piodalan or shrine anniversary falling on full moon, Thursday (Nov 10).ELW
Friday, November 11, 2011
Netanyahu: hero at home, pariah abroad Agence France Presse
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu may be feted at home for his role in freeing captive soldier Gilad Shalit, but abroad, world leaders are barely managing to hide their disdain for the media-savvy prime minister. Just how much Netanyahu is failing to win the respect of his global peers emerged on Tuesday after a French website published remarks by President Nicolas Sarkozy, who described him as a “liar” during a private conversation with US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Cannes last week. “I can’t stand him anymore, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy said in French in remarks which were inadvertently transmitted over the translation system and heard by reporters. “You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day,” Obama replied. The remarks were ﬁrst reported by Arret Sur Images online news site, with the details conﬁrmed by a number of journalists contacted by AFP. It was not the ﬁrst time world leaders have expressed disappointment or even anger with Netanyahu, with most of the frustration focused on the lack of progress in resolving the conﬂict with the Palestinians. In February, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly lashed out at him after he criticised Berlin for backing a UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements. “How dare you?” Merkel told Netanyahu in remarks reported by Israel’s Haaretz newspaper. “You are the one who disappointed us. You haven’t made a single step to advance peace.” The two had another difﬁcult conversation last month, in which Merkel questioned his commitment to restarting talks after Israel approved a swathe of new homes in annexed east Jerusalem. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has also urged him to show “leadership” and in May, he irked Obama by publicly lecturing him in the Oval Ofﬁce on the historic struggles of the Jewish people -- live on television.
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Iraqi pilots stand on the tarmac in front of a U.S. F16 jet at al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 8 , 2011. The U.S. has promised to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year as required by a 2008 security agreement between Washington and Baghdad. Some 39,000 U.S. troops are scheduled to clear out along with their equipment.
US hands masive base over to Iraq Agence France Presse
US forces have handed Joint Base Balad, which was once one of the world’s busiest airports and housed some 36,000 personnel, over to Iraqi control, a US military spokesman said on Wednesday. “We handed over Joint Base Balad (JBB) yesterday,” the spokesman said, adding that at its peak, the base to the north of Baghdad housed “28,000 uniformed personnel and 8,000 civilian contractors.” “It was the second-largest base (for US forces in Iraq) in terms of personnel,” the spokesman said. Only the Victory Base Complex on Baghdad’s outskirts once housed more -- an estimated 100,000-plus people, some 42,000 of whom were military personnel and over 65,000
others who were contractors, according to Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Brooks, the command historian for United States Forces - Iraq. Balad had “27,500 landings and take-offs a month” in 2006, making it one of the world’s busiest airports, the spokesman said. The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing was the last unit to leave JBB, which occupied 25 square kilometres (nine square miles) and had a 20-kilometre (12-mile) security perimeter.
“Balad was a Level I trauma centre which boasted a 98-percent survival rate for wounded Americans and Iraqis alike,” the spokesman said. All of the roughly 31,000 US military personnel in Iraq are to depart the country by year’s end, after negotiations between Baghdad and Washington on a post-2011 US military training mission broke down. Eleven US bases remain to be handed over, according to the spokesman.
Students march amid heavy police presence Agence France Presse
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem ofﬁce, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
Thousands of students marched through London against cuts in university funding as a massive police operation prevented a repeat of the violence at similar protests a year ago. Organisers said 10,000 people joined the march on Wednesday through the heart of the ﬁnancial district in protest against the government’s tripling of higher education fees. About 4,000 police were deployed, Scotland Yard said, adding that it did not dispute the number of protest-
ers given by the organisers despite earlier giving a lower ﬁgure. Police made 24 arrests, mainly for public order offences but the rally remained largely peaceful despite a few sticks and bottles being lobbed at lines of riot police. The only real moment of tension came when ofﬁcers forcibly cleared a group of demonstrators who brieﬂy pitched tents in London’s historic Trafalgar Square, leaving one protester with a bloody head injury. Police had warned ahead of the rally that they had authorised the
use of rubber bullets in case of “extreme circumstances”, but besides deploying riot and mounted police they did not take any major steps. “It went extremely well. We’re very happy with the turnout, which is good given the amount of intimidation there was before,” Michael Chessum, of the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts, told AFP. “We wanted to send out a clear statement to the government that this is a sustainable movement, it isn’t over, and I think that is what we have done pretty successfully today.”
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Environmentally friendly hotel is good promotion IBP Currently, it is a trend that hotels in Bali have the program to preserve the environment through their CSR. The social activities not only could maintain a good environment but also could become a tool for promoting tourism. The General Manager Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort, I NYoman Astama, said that the acticities is a good way to promote tourism in Bali. For that reason, Bali Niksoma often carries out activities related to natural preservation. The latest one was the water preservation act by changing the bath tub with shower. From 57 hotel rooms in Bali Niksoma, 39 of them already change the bath tub with shower. “More than 50% of our guests requested the room using shower because they are concern with water supply in the world,” Astama said during an interview with Bali Travel News recently. The use of shower obviously could save water, he explained.
It is very different with the bath tub where the guest must ﬁll in at least half of the tub and then it will be thrown away. “Around 1 meter cube of water will be loss if we taken a bath using bath tub,” Astama said. Bali Niksoma also created biopori holes in order to keep the rain water under the soil. “It is also the program by Bali Executive Club (KEC) in order to preserve the underground water,” he added. In addition to the water preservation program, Bali Niksoma also has other programs such as reforestation, beach cleanup, and other. “In addition as the hotel’s routine program, the beach cleanup is also often carried out by the government and the people in the area,” Astama said. (BTN/015)
Temple Ceremony Calendar Event for November 2 through 21, 2011 2 Nov Buda Wage Kelawu Penataran Agung Teluk Padang Karangasem Melanting temple Camenggaon Sukawati Penataran Ped temple Nusa Penida Pasek Gelgel temple Pangembungan Bongkase Abiansemal Pasek Bendesa temple Reyang Gede Penebel Tabanan Pasek Gelgel temple Br. Jawa Tengah Buleleng Gaduhan Jagat temple Singakerta Ubud Masceti Tegeh Mancawarna Sanding Tampaksiring Penataran Batu Lepang Kamasan Klungkung Paibon Pasek Gelgel Gobleg Desa Kedonganan Kuta Goa di Besakih, Basukian Besakih Odalan Ida Ratu Pucak Pameneh/Bukit Kiwa Tengen Penataran Agung Besakih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Pejeng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Songan Merajan Pasek Prateka Pekandelan Sidemen Merajan Pasek Prateka Taman Sari Sukasada Dadia Pasek Gelgel temple Sidemen Karangase Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tampuagan Tembuku, Bangli 8 Nov Anggar Kasih Dukut Dalem temple Batuyang Batubulan Pasek Gelgel Mengening Kediri Tabanan Pr Pasek Undagi Timpag Kerambitan Tabanan Desa/ Pucak Banjar Taman Bedulu Gianyar Merajan Pasek Tangkas Kori Agung Sulahan Merajan Pasek Padang Rata Padang Puser Jagat Dalem Dukut Nusa Penida 9 Nov Buda Umanis Dukut Agung Pasek Gelgel Sibang Kaja Abiansemal Dalem Samplangan Gianyar 10 Nov Purnama Kelima Batumadeg temple Besakih Kentel Gumi temple Batur Baangli Pedarman Agung Satria Denpasar Pemerajan Agung Pemecutan Denpasar
Ngusaba di Kehen Bangli Desa Pemenang Lombok Agung Pasek Gelgel Sumerta Denpasar Pasek Gobleg Kekeran Mengwi Suranadi temple Lombok Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan Dalem temple Balingkang Kintamani Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Songan Kintamani Dalem Pulasari Bantas Sudaji Buleleng Merajan Pasek Gelgel Lebih Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tulamben Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja Suci Desa Tianyar temple Kubu Karangasem Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Batur Kintamani Narmada temple Lombok Segara temple Ampenan Lombok Ularan temple Seririt Buleleng 19 Nov Saraswati Pasek Tangkas Gempinis dalang Tabanan Pasek Gelgel sayan Bongkase Abiansemal Watugunung temple Bima Agung Jagatkarana Surabaya Aditya Jaya temple Rawamangun Jakarta Timur Pemaksan temple Banyuning Timur Buleleng Agung Wira Lokha Natha Cimahi Jawa Barat Dadia Agung Bendesa Tangkas Kori Agung Pusat Gerih Desa Gerih Abiansemal Badung Giri Jaya Natha temple Balikpapan Agung Santi Bhuana Brugelette Belgia 21 Nov Some Ribek Jati temple Jembrana Kawitan Batugaing Bangli Tirta Wening Tambak Sari Surabaya
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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Obamaâ€™s aircrafts... From page 1
Dark clouds form a backdrop against Singaporeâ€™s iconic Marina Bay Sands casino and hotel resort complex in Singapore on November 2, 2011.
Singapore casino to pay full winnings in dispute Agence France Presse
A S-owned casino said hursday it will pay a Singaporean food seller more than in jackpot winnings after initially claiming she won it as a result of a computer glitch Choo Hong Eng, 58, had been playing jackpot at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore last month when the â€œCash Bonusâ€? sign appeared indicatingshehadwonSg 41 ,742.11 ( 322,720.55), but she was told the machine was faulty. The casino then offered the vegetarian food stall owner Sg 50,000 and a Sg 258,9 2 sports car which she could sell back to the establishment for cash but she rejected the offer and complained to casino regulators. MBSâ€™ refusal to pay Choo the full amount she demanded triggered a
wave of criticism in online forums. â€œMarina Bay Sands regrets any confusion over the numbers displayed when Madam Choo Hong Eng won the otus Evora slot jackpot in our casino on 18th October 2011,â€? a spokesperson from MBS said in a statement emailed to AFP. â€œAfter carefully reviewing this matter, Marina Bay Sands will pay the patron the amount that was displayed on the slot machine of Sg 41 ,742.11 ( 322,720.55). We deeply regret the inconveniences caused.â€? Choo said in comments published
in the Straits Times newspaper on Thursday that she would donate half of her winnings to 20 charities. MBS -- which opened its doors in April -- became the top earner for parent company as egas Sands in the third quarter of 2011, raking in 792.4 million in net revenue between July and September. Casino revenues for MBS, which also has hotel, retail and dining operations, totalled 51.9 million during the period, surpassing Sandsâ€™ other operations in gaming haven Macau as well as as egas.
Man caught with small homemade bomb in Sydney Agence France Presse
Sydney police have arrested a man at a busy railway station allegedly carrying a small homemade bomb which he planned to detonate in the cityâ€™s iconic harbour, they said on Thursday. The 33-year-old was stopped and searched Wednesday evening at surburban idcombe railway station during a drug detection operation. â€œThe man was searched and an improvised explosive device was
found inside a spectacles case,â€? police said in a statement. â€œThe device was secured and given to personnel from the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Squad.â€? In a subsequent search of the manâ€™s home, police said they seized a gun, ammunition, spear gun and a substance believed to be methylamphetamine. Inspector Barry incent told reporters Thursday the man allegedly planned to drop the bomb in Sydney Harbour because he was having â€œa bad dayâ€?, although it would not
have caused much harm. â€œCertainly, in the harbour, I wouldnâ€™t expect there would be too much damage, if at all,â€? he said. â€œThe fact heâ€™s got it with him was a concern but there was no intention to target any person or location. â€œWe will be alleging that (the man) made reference that he had a bad day.â€? The man was due to appear in court later Thursday charged with possessing an explosive in a public place and possessing a knife.
The groove of aircrafts had EHHQGLYLGHGDFFRUGLQJWRĂ€LJKW slot so as not to disturb the other passengers in the airport. â€œIt will not cause a total halt. However, there is certainly a delay because we should adjust the time of arrival of the heads of state,â€? he added. ,Q DFFRUGDQFH ZLWK WKH Ă€LJKW procedures, a half hour prior to the arrival of the head of stateâ€™s Ă€LJKW DQG D KDOI KRXU WR Ă€\ DOO regular or commercial flights should be closed temporarily. These provisions would apply to the day before and after the respective concerned schedule. Related to the arrival of the aircraft carrying the delegates of the ASEAN Summit included that would overnight, it had been DQWLFLSDWHGE\DUUDQJLQJWKHĂ€LJKW slot. Non-scheduled aircraft such as the chartered aircraft would
not be allowed to overnight at the airport. Conversely, the airFUDIW VFKHGXOHG WR Ă€\ DQG VWD\ at the airport did not undergo any changes and remained as the regular schedule. Earlier, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono accompanied by First ady Ani Yudhoyono, along with a number of the nited Indonesian Minister visited the readiness of the implementation of the ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua. President made a site inspection and checked in person the venue of the summit centered in the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre (BNDCC) precisely situated within the BTDC tourist resort. The President arrived on Tuesday afternoon and in the evening immediately led the preparatory meeting. Then, President and the entourage departed to Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon. par
Quake... From page 1 Turkeyâ€™s Dogan news agency said two of its reporters were missing. Some foreign rescue workers who scrambled to help the survivors of the previous quake were also staying at the same hotel. Japanâ€™s Association for Aid and Relief said one of its staff members, Miyuki Konnai, who rushed to Turkey to help the victims of the previous quake, was pulled out alive from the rubble of the Bayram Hotel but another staffer, Atsushi Miyazaki, was missing. Âł:HVSRNHZLWKKHUEULHĂ€\VKH is in a hospital at the moment,â€? Ikuko Natori told The Associated Press by telephone from Tokyo, Japan, in reference to the 32-yearold Konnai. â€œShe had a slight injury but it is not life threatening.â€? Natori, however, said they were not able to reach Miyazaki yet. â€œWe tried calling him on his mobile, it rings but he is not answering,â€? said Natori. Ozgur Gunes, a cameraman for Turkeyâ€™s Cihan news agency, told Haber Turk television that some trapped journalists had sent text messages to colleagues asking to be rescued. He had left the hotel before the quake, but rushed back to collect his camera after it struck, only to ÂżQGWKDWWKHEXLOGLQJWRSSOHG â€œThere was dust everywhere DQG WKH KRWHO ZDV Ă€DWWHQHGÂ´ KH said. He told Sky Turk television that the building had some small cracks before the quake, but that he and other guests were told that there was no structural damage. The exact number of people at the Bayram Hotel was not known. CNN-Turk television said a number of people were also said to be ZDLWLQJDWDQRIÂżFHRIDQLQWHUFLW\
EXVÂżUPXQGHUWKHKRWHOZKHQWKH quake hit. Hotel ownerAslan Bayram told NT television that the hotel had 27 guests, about half of whom were inside when the quake hit. But he said he did not know how many customers may have been in a shop selling desserts at the entrance of the building. Mustafa Bilici, a ruling party lawmaker, said one person died after throwing himself out of a building in panic. Atalay said among the toppled buildings were a school and a number of mud brick homes. The government dispatched hundreds of rescue teams from across the country aboard military and civilian planes, NT television said. Schools in the region are closed until Dec. 5. Authorities said schools and hospitals will be closely inspected for damage. The Turkish Red Crescent immediately dispatched 15,000 tents as well as some 300 rescue workers, the state-run TRT television said. There was no damage in the town of Edremit, the quakeâ€™s epicenter. The .S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 5.7 and that its epicenter was 1 kilometers (9 miles) south of an. It struck at 9 23 p.m. (1923 GMT, 2 23 p.m. EST). About 1,400 aftershocks have rocked the region since the massive earthquake on Oct. 23, which killed more than 00 and left thousands homeless. Many residents had been living in tents, despite the cold, too afraid to return to their homes. At least 2,000 buildings were destroyed in the stronger temblor and authorities declared another 3,700 EXLOGLQJVXQÂżWIRUOLYLQJ
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Workers at Indonesia’s 7HONRPVHOVWULNHRYHUEHQHۋWV Reuters JAKARTA - About 2,500 workers at Indonesia’s largest mobilephone carrier, Telkomsel, went on strike on Thursday demanding better pay and pensions, the latest dispute over labour in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The work stoppage at PT Telekomunikasi Selular follows a surge in the mobile-phone customer base in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country with 240 million people, and a growing clamour by unions for a greater slice of the country’s wealth in the wake of rapid economic growth. On Wednesday, workers at Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc’s Grasberg mine in remote Papua province extended their strike into a third month, part of a broader push by workers for a greater share of profits in Indonesia. Pilots and supermarket staff have also recently gone on strike. About 1,000 Telkomsel workers, in their bright red uniforms and red headbands, marched on a busy Jakarta street, waving
placards and demanding better health pensions, compensation and their own cellular phones. Telkomsel workers in several other cities also went on strike. “If our demands are granted, we will not continue the strike tomorrow,” said union spokesman Yogi Rizkian Bahar. He vowed there would be no disruption to telecommunication services or damaged equipment in the strike, which is scheduled to continue until Dec. 30. The striking workers, out of the company’s total workforce of 4,000, refuse to work or to touch production tools. Those who showed up at work simply sat around the office, Bahar said. Telkomsel is partly owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd and is also a unit of Indonesia’s biggest telecoms firm, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia . PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia’s share price fell 1.3 percent on Thursday. Bahar said the union was summoned by government ofﬁcials to try ﬁnd a solution to the strike.
President chairs limited meeting on main weaponry system Antara
JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a limited meeting to discuss the procurement of main weaponry system (Alutsista) at his ofﬁce on Thursday. Present at the meeting were among others National Defense Forces (TNI) Chief Admiral Agus Suhartono, National Police Chief Gen Timur Proadop, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Army Chief of Staff Gen Pramono Edhie Wibowo, Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Soeparno, and Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Imam Sufaat. At the meeting the president asserted that the business makers who participated in the process of procurement and modernization of Alutsista should follow the existing procedures to encourage selfsufﬁciency of national strategic industry. “I remind the business makers in this ﬁeld to follow the government policy, and then to develop the independence of our own defense industry without any irregularities, conspiracy, and marked up that have happened in the past,” President Yudhoyono said. The head of state also reminded the TNI and Polri leaders to take heed to that matter.\“This is what I am asking TNI-Police leaders to do in the procurement of defense equipment, and I hope the ranks of Finance Ministry, National Development Planning Board, and Defense Ministry will do the same,” the president said. With all the policies taken by the government, the president said he was optimistic that the modernization and fulﬁllment of weaponry system for TNI and Polri would be made. “We hope in this period the modernization of our defense weaponry system can be made because in the last 20 years we could not make it in an all out manner because of economic crisis and the absence of our ability to do so,” the president said. But following improvement of national economy, the president said that the government`s effort to modernize the defense weaponry system could be realized.
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An Indonesian Muslim woman wears a Palestinian ﬂag face mask during a solidarity protest for the Palestinian people in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
Indonesia central bank lowering interest rate Reuters
JAKARTA - Indonesia’s central bank on Thursday made a surprise 50 basis points cut to its benchmark overnight rate, taking it to a record low 6 percent, as it aims to boost growth in the face of a weakening global economy. A Reuters poll of economists had predicted a 25 basis points cut to 6.25 percent, following such a cut in October. In the third quarter, Indonesia
posted steady annual growth of 6.5 percent on buoyant domestic spending and investment, and October inﬂation slowed to 4.42 percent, the lowest this year, nearing the ﬂoor of
Bank Indonesia’s 4 to 6 percent target range. Some emerging economies have begun loosening policy as they aim to counter a global slowdown weighing on their economies.
Mt Merapi eruptions buried hundreds of springs Antara
YOGYAKARTA - Hundreds of springs in the Mount Merapi area have disappeared after being exposed to materials from the mountain`s recent eruptions and as a result , people there were now suffering water shortages, Sultan Hamengkubuwono X said. “The clean water sources of many people in Sleman and Bantul districts have diminished because the springs are now covered in materials from Mt Merapi eruptions,” he said after opening the 10th Asia
Paciﬁc Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSP) here on Wednesday. He said Yogyakarta needed to ﬁnd new water sources to meet its people`s needs and this had to be done immediately as a reforestation program in the Mt Merapi area could only be carried out after the solution of disputes over land rights.“If the people have to wait for the implementation of the reforestation program, they will suffer and therefore alternatives water sources must be found soon,” he said.
Reforestation was one of the efforts to rehabilitate the environment in the Mt Merapi area but it had been put on hold pending collection of the necessary data and certiﬁcation of people`s lands. “Collecting and registering data on people`s land ownership limits is a long process,” he said. The dean of the agriculture faculty of the Yogyakarta-based state Gajahmada University, Triwibowo Yuwono meanwhile said the government must start thinking of re-vegetation with regard to water supply in Mount Merapi area.
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Bali Today Indonesian ambassador to ASEAN I Gede Ngurah Swajaya (middle) said that crisis facing the European Union countries appeared to cause a reluctance of ASEAN member countries to consider a currency uniďŹ cation.
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Gede Ngurah Swajaya said in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. He said in deed there had been some debates on whether or not discussions on a single currency would be continued or not. He said many almong the ASEAN member countries were worried about the introduction of a single currency. Europe which had been FRQVLGHUHG DV ÂżUP ZLWK D VLQJOH currency system, was shattered
following the crisis. And the European countries still currently facing the crisis, had not been fully restored. He said the countries in the ASEAN region are now busy building a synergy in the development of infrastructure, information technology (IT)and people to people relations. ASEAN governments are preparing investment worth 0 billion S dollars.
DEN ASAR - he Indonesian go ernment e pects all illages in the country to ha e access to information by the end of as an initial step towards Indonesia onnected by â€œAfter all provinces have been covered by the program it will then be followed by Indonesia Broadband in 201 and Indonesia Digital by 2018,â€? senior advisor of the minister of information and telecommunication, Kalamullah Ramli, said here on Wednesday. At the â€œBali Annual Telkom International Conference (BATIC)â€? he said the target of connecting all villages in the country would be achieved by providing information access. â€œBesides providing information access in villages the government also plans to provide internet access in all sub-districts,â€? he said. The conference was attended by more than 150 executives from
around 2 companies from various FRXQWULHV FKLHI H[HFXWLYH RIÂżFHU of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Internasional (Telin), Ririek Adriansyah, said. The participating companies include noted companies in the telecommunication industry such as Google, Blackberry, Microsoft, Tata, evel 3 SA, China Telecom, Deutsche Telecom, SingTel, Hutchinson and PCCW. â€œWe are very proud of the enthusiasm of business partners. Their active support and participation has been shown by the increasing number of participants to BATIC 2011, an annual event held for the second time this year,â€? he said.
From One Green to Some other Greens Advancement of science of technology does not answer all problems encountered by human life. In agriculture, for instance, modern farmers can now have boosted the quantity of production, even in multiple amounts. On the one had, itâ€™s a great success but on the other hand it still leaves a problem on the decline of environmental and human health quality. Green revolution occurred between 1943 and 1970s through the implementation of chemical fertilizer and good irrigation system has conjured up the rice production. In VKRUWWHUPLWEHFDPHDQHIÂżFDFLRXV medicine to resolve the famine in tropical countries. Few decades later, it had an impact on the reduction of environmental quality, like pollution in water, land and others. Apart from the impact on the environment, it was also had an impact on human health like the rise of some new cancers. Realizing these facts, now Bali has an initiative to become a green
province and implement the integrated farming system (Simantri). Hopefully, implementation of the system could realize the Bali Organic plan and consequently minimize the environmental destruction. Green province campaign includes some aspects, namely green culture, green economy and Bali green and clean. Green culture is intended to change the societal behavior in managing their waste management and environment. Green economy hints that all economic activities should be in the eco-friendly orientation. These two aspects will empty out into the initiative of Bali Organic. One of the aspects is applied in WKH DJULFXOWXUDO ÂżHOG 6RFLDOL]DWLRQ KDVEHHQLQWHQVLÂżHGZKLOHHVWDEOLVKing farmer groups. Through breeding local cows, for instance, farmers are expected to get maximal benefits. Other than increasing the number of cows, they will be able to take advantage the cow dung and urine for organic fertilizers. In the long run, it
will reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Of course, this endeavor will reduce the production cost that should be spent by farmers and at the same time increase the quality of rice as well as improve the environmental quality. As a matter of fact, simple practice of this concept could have been seen around 1970s. Farmers using cows to cultivate their land could also take advantage of their cow dung. It was spread out onto the rice field and LWVHIÂżFDF\FRXOGODVWIRUDWOHDVWIRU two planting seasons. In terraced rice ÂżHOGLWFRXOGXQLTXHO\EHPDQDJHGE\ establishing a cowshed in the upper stream. ater on, the collected dry FRZGXQJZDVFKDQQHOHGWRULFHÂżHOG through the water gutter. However, since being urged by the demand to multiple the rice production, farmers left the method. Introduction of hand tractor and chemical fertilizers gradually replaced the role of cows. The new method
was expected to accelerate the land cultivation process. As consequence, cows were only serving as family savingâ€™ for farmers. Simple eco-friendly pest control actually has been proposed in the palm-leaf manuscript entitled â€œShri Tattwa or Darmaning Pemaculan.â€? It has been applied by subak community in Bali from generation to generation until today. However, it seems to put more emphasis on the ritual aspect only, while herbal pesticide or other means of the oblation is only applied symbolically. For instance, bird raids are managed by offering two pieces of ketupat sidayu together with oblation and VLGHGLVKRI\HOORZGUDJRQĂ€\ Meanwhile, Subash Palekar from India claimed to have developed the vedic-based farming. He has initiated his spiritual farmingâ€™ since 1988. In essence he said that God or nature has provided human with everything required to grow
plants. So implementing the chemical fertilizers and pesticide means to oppose God and will result in bad impact to human. Cow dung and urine as well as compost are three beneficial ingredients being enough for farming both on irrigated and non-irrigated land. By doing so, he claims it is a zero budget of natural farmingâ€™ as in his trilogy book entitled Philosophy of Spiritual Farming. To sum up, all movements at least refer to the same keywords namely green, natural and eco-friendly concept. They denote milestone of new awareness on modern human to re-orientate their food production in quality. This awareness has triggered the orientation in the quality of life and environment. Hopefully, the aspiration of Bali as Green Province and other green concepts could be realized supported by entire community based on their awareness of a better quality life N punia
Friday, November 11, 2011
Balinese Culture JUKUT KAKUL (Snail Soup) OVERVIE The French are not the only ones to have a liking for snails. 7KH%DOLQHVHJDWKHUVQDLOVLQWKHULFHÂżHOGV%XW\RXFDQXVHWKH canned variety. Cucumber, zucchini or any other summer squash can be used instead of green papaya. IN REDIEN S 200 gr unripe green papaya 1 liter chicken stock cup spice paste for seafood 1 stalk lemon grass bruised 2 salam leaves 1 tbsp oil 48 canned snails, washed and drained 1 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper Fried shallots to garnish RE ARA ION Peel the papaya, cut in half lengthwise and remove the seeds, then cut it lengthwise in 4 or slices. Cut crosswise into slices about 0.5 cm thick. Combine stock, spice paste, lemon grass, salam leaves and oil in a large pot. Bring to boil, and then simmer for 5 minutes. Add papayas and simmer until almost tender. Add the snails and continue cooking until the papaya softens. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fried shallots. Helpful hint If you do not care for snails. You can substitute 12 dried black Chinese mushroom. Washed and soaked I warm water for 20minutes. Add them together with the papaya to ensure they will be tender by the time the papaya is cooked. FOTO ANTARA/Nyoman Budhiana
Personnel of Indonesiaâ€™s Bom Squad during deployment of personnel to securing ASEAN Summit in Denpasar, Thursday, November 10, 2011. The troupe with code operation name Puri Agung X involving all police units and will be ready to secure the area of ASEAN Summit that will take place in Bali on 17 - 19 November, 2011.
CRAM CAM (Clear Chicken Soup With Shallots) OVERVIE 7KLVGLVKLVWUDGLWLRQDOO\SUHSDUHGDIWHUDFRFNÂżJKWZKHQWKH winner receives the loosing chicken as a reward. IN REDIEN S 1 tsp coconut oil cup chicken spice paste 400 gr boneless chicken, skin removed and minced 1 liter chicken stock 1 salam leaf 1 stalk lemon grass, bruised 1 tsp crushed black pepper salt to tast 2 tbsp fried shallots RE ARA ION Heat oil in heavy soup pot. Add spice paste and saute until fragrant. Add minced chicken and continue to saut until meat is evenly colored. Add stock and all remaining ingredients and VLPPHUIRUÂżYHPLQXWHV
Friday, November 11, 2011
The village of Trunyan is squeezed tightly between the lake and the outer crater rim of Batur, an almighty volcano in Kintamani. This is a Bali Aga village, inhabited by descendants of the original Balinese, the people who predate the arrival of the Hindu Majapahit kingdom in the 16th century. It is famous for the Pura Pancering Jagat temple, but unfortunately visitors are not allowed inside. There are also a couple of traditional Bali Aga-style dwellings, and a large banyan tree, which is said to be more than 1,100 years old. At Kuban subvillage close to Trunyan is a mysterious cemetery that is separated
by the lake and accessible only by boat - there is no path along the steep walls of the crater rim. The village of Trunyan itself is situated at the edge of Batur Lake. This location is inaccessible except by boat, and it takes around half an hour across the calm waters. Getting to Lake Batur takes around two hours drive to
the northeast of Denpasar along the main road to Buleleng and through Bangli Regency. Unlike the Balinese people, the people of Trunyan do not cremate or bury their dead, but just lay them out in bamboo cages to decompose, although strangely there is no stench. A macabre collection of skulls and bones
International lies on the stone platform and the surrounding areas. The dead bodies don’t produce bad smells because of the perfumed scents from a huge Taru Menyan tree growing nearby. Taru means ‘tree’ and Menyan means ‘nice smell’. The name of Terunyan was also derived from these two words. The women from Trunyan are prohibited from going to the cemetery when a dead body is carried there. This follows the deeply rooted belief that if a woman comes to the cemetery while a corpse is being carried there, there will be a
disaster in the village, for example a landslide or a volcanic eruption. Such events have been frequent in the village’s history, but whether women had anything to do with it is a matter of opinion. You can visit both the village of Trunyan and the Kubayan cemetery by chartered boat from Kedisan. Sadly, nowadays the boat trips are now blatant tourist traps, as touts and guides strongly urge you to donate your cash to the temple project or leave a donation for the dead. These touts ruin an otherwise fascinating experience.
Friday, November 11, 2011
BUSINESS China’s exports weaken, import growth rises Associated Press
EIJIN hina s e port growth fell in October amid weak European and S demand but its trade surplus with the nited States widened, possibly fueling frictions with ashington Exports rose 15.9 percent to 157.5 billion, still robust but down from September’s 17.1 percent rise, customs data showed Thursday. Imports gained 28.7 percent to 140.5 billion, up from the previous month’s 20.9 percent increase. China’s monthly trade surplus with the 27-nation European nion, its biggest export market, fell 10.3 percent from a year earlier to 13 billion as countries that use the euro common currency struggle to contain a sovereign debt crisis that has already engulfed Ireland, Portugal and Greece and now threatens Italy. “The tumultuous events in the eurozone are weighing heavily on China’s exports,” said IHS Global Insight analyst Alistair Thornton in a report. Export weakness also might add to pressure on Beijing to reverse interest hikes and other curbs imposed to cool its overheated economy. It has greater scope to do that after VWXEERUQO\ KLJK LQÀDWLRQ HDVHG LQ October. China’s global trade surplus narrowed to 17 billion from 27.1 billion the same month last year. But the surplus with the nited States widened by 11.1 percent to 20 billion despite weak American consumer demand due to high unemployment. That might fuel pressure from American lawmakers for sanctions on Chinese goods to compel Beijing to ease exchange-rate controls and other curbs that critics say give its exporters an unfair price advantage and hurt foreign competitors. The issue is especially volatile at a time when Washington and other Western governments are trying to boost exports to revive growth and reduce high unemployment. Critics say Beijing keeps its yuan unfairly undervalued. The currency has been allowed to rise gradually in tightly controlled trading but the increase has slowed in recent months in an apparent effort to help Chinese exporters compete. Analysts expect China to allow a gain of no more than about 5 percent in the coming year, too little to satisfy critics.
In this photo taken Wednesday March 16, 2011, a container ship is docked at the container port in Dalian in northeastern China’s Liaoning province. The .S. Senate approved a bill have driven thousands of exporters last month that would allow Wash- out of business and forced others to ington to impose sanctions on China ¿UHZRUNHUV China’s inflation rate eased or other governments that manipulate their currencies for trade advan- in October to 5.5 percent from tage. eaders of the lower House September’s .1 percent, giving of Representatives have refused Beijing leeway to ease controls on to schedule a vote on the measure lending. Other economies are looking to and the Obama administration has China to help drive global demand, expressed reservations about it. The latest trade data reflect though its high trade surplus means the relative strength of China’s fewer of the gains are shared with economy, which expanded by 9.1 other countries. China’s import strength is a percent in the three months ended in September, while Europe’s debt boost to exporters of iron ore and crisis and high .S. unemployment other commodities such as Australia and Brazil, Asian suppliers of hurt demand for Chinese goods. Beijing has tightened economic industrial components and Western controls to steer growth to a more producers of factory equipment and sustainable level after last year’s consumer goods. China’s trade surpluses with 10.3 percent expansion, but the International Monetary Fund is its major Western export markets forecasting growth of about 9.5 often are larger than its global surSOXVEHFDXVHLWUXQVODUJHGH¿FLWV percent this year. Export weakness also might add with suppliers of oil and other raw to pressure on Beijing to reverse in- materials. Export growth has fallen steaditerest rate hikes and other controls. Weak sales, coupled with a clamp- ly since hitting a peak of nearly 3 percent in March. down on Chinese bank lending,
Tokyo stock exchange warns Olympus could be delisted Reuters
O O - Tokyo’s stock exchange warned scandal-hit Olympus Corp on Thursday it will be delisted after 2 years as a publicly traded company if it fails to report earnings by December 14, another blow to the Japanese camera-maker’s chances of survival. Olympus said it was unlikely to issue its earnings by an earlier November 14 date, but it aimed to meet the later deadline. The company admitted on Tuesday to a decades long cover-up of securities losses that is being investigated by authorities in Japan, Britain and the nited States. Tokyo police will also look into the scandal, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday. The report said police had asked Olympus for internal accounting documents and it would question Olympus executives WRGHWHUPLQHLI¿QDQFLDOODZVZHUHYLRODWHG The scandal has raised doubts about the outlook of the oncevenerable maker of cameras and endoscopes, and experts said the firm’s only future might lie in being taken over. But potential buyers would likely steer clear until the dust settles. “Delisting does not mean it can’t survive, or that it would definitely be forced to declare bankruptcy,” said Hiroyuki Fukunaga, CEO of Investrust. “It has lost a lot of capital but its businesses still have high value. “Potential investors can’t consider buying out the businesses until all of the investigations are complete.” Olympus stunned investors on Tuesday by revealing it had used M A deals to hide securities investment losses that the Nikkei newspaper said may have exceeded 1 billion. Olympus has to delay its November 14 earnings announcement because its external auditor, Ernst Young ShinNihon, will not have the information needed to sign off on the accounts, sources with knowledge of the matter said. The auditor would want to wait for an independent panel to complete a review and the expected restatement of past earnings before signing off on its latest results, the sources said. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said it had placed Olympus on a supervisory list and demanded the company report earnings by mid December or be delisted. Supervision is designed to prevent short-selling of a stock, but such trading had already been suspended by Japan Securities Finance, the processor of margin transactions. awyers said if the third-party panel found Olympus made material mis-statements in its accounts, delisting would be almost inevitable. Tokyo police would work with Japan’s markets watchdog, which is already investigating, and with Tokyo prosecutors, and swap information with the .S. markets regulator and the FBI, the Yomiuri newspaper added. Olympus was first listed in 1949 as Japan embarked on a rebuilding effort following World War Two that led to its modern day industrial might. Its shares were untraded on Thursday because of a glut of sell orders. The shares were marked down by their daily limit to 484 yen, a decline on the day of 17 percent. The stock has now dropped more than 80 percent since the scandal erupted on Oct 14, wiping more than .7 billion off the company’s market value. The stock price started falling after sacked chief executive Michael Woodford went public with assertions Olympus had improperly accounted for 1.5 billion in payments related to mergers and acquisitions. Olympus admitted on Tuesday to using the unusual payments to assist in the cover-up. It said the revelation came to light through the independent inquiry it had commissioned, and it blamed three senior executives. Two of those executives were former president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and ex-vice president Hisashi Mori. Both are still directors.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Shakira, Calle 13 to perform at Latin Grammys Associated Press Writer
LAS VEGAS — A socially charged hip-hop album that slams the Catholic Church and touts the joys of dancing like the poor has become the Cinderella story of the Latin Grammy Awards, placing Puerto Rican rap group Calle 13 in the spotlight and lending a political overtone to Latin music’s biggest night. Calle 13 is up for a record 10 Latin Grammy nominations during the 12th annual awards show in Las Vegas Thursday night. The group is also scheduled to perform a song from its antiestablishment album “Entren Los Que Quieran” during the threehour show airing on Univision. The awards represent the diversity of Latin American music, with performers from Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and other nations coming together to celebrate pop, rock, salsa, rap, country and other genres. Look no further than the lineup of performers for a taste of the Latin Grammy Awards’ far reach. Crossover stars Shakira, Pitbull and Marc Anthony are among the dozens of international pop stars scheduled to take the stage, along with Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman, former Disney princess Demi Lovato, Puerto Rican rappers Wilsen and Yandel, R&B
crooner Usher and Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas. Award presenters include Erik Estrada, Kermit the Frog, Zoe Saldana and Soﬁa Vergara. These are the names the drive ratings and record sales, but Calle 13 could easily determine the show’s narrative. The group’s anthem for Latinos, “LatinoAmerica” also got top honors, with nominations for both record and song of the year. Another hit, “Calma Pueblo” was nominated for best alternative song. The lyrics insist that the largest maﬁa in the world resides at the Vatican. Other multiple nominees included Shakira, who received three nominations, including best album for “Sale el Sol;” Venezuelan singer Franco De Vita was up for five awards, including best album for “En Primera Fila;” and Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin, who had three nominations.
Enrique Iglesias was also nominated for best album for “Euphoria.” Pitbull, Don Omar, Los Tigres Del Norte and Wisin and Yandel were among the acts that got two nominations each. Chilean actor Cristián de la Fuente and Mexican singer Lucero are scheduled to cohost the show. While many performers tend to downplay the awards and herald the night as an opportunity to celebrate music, De Vita said he was there to win. “That’s what I most desire,” he told The Associated Press. Taboo, who performed with the Black Eyed Peas at the Latin Grammys in 2003, was slated to take the stage with Puerto Rican newcomer Sie7e Thursday night. Taboo, who is Mexican-American, said he wants to become more active in the Latin music world. “It’s only right that I give back to my community,” he said.
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Shakira performs at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute in her honor on Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011 in Las Vegas.
“Breaking Dawn” advance tickets selling out fast Reuters
LOS ANGELES - “Twilight” fans appear very hungry for the upcoming fourth film in the vampire romance franchise, snapping up advance tickets for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” and selling out early screenings. Movietickets.com said on Wednesday it has sold out more than 1300 showtimes for “Breaking Dawn,” which hits theaters on November 18, while competitor Fandango.com said it had closed sales on more than 1,000 showtimes across the United States. “Breaking Dawn” ticket sales represent 72 percent of Fandango.com’s weekly sales figures, and a survey hosted by the site show that 48 percent of ticket buyers were planning to see the film on opening night. The “Twilight” films, which are based on a series of best-selling novels by American author Stephenie Meyer, have been among the most popular movies in recent years and “Breaking Dawn - Part 1” is among the most anticipated films of the current season. The stories follows a young girl, Bella
Swan, who falls in love with the vampire Edward Cullen in a world where bloodsuckers and werewolves roam in disguise among the living. The first three films, which star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and are produced by independent studio Summit Entertainment, have made more than $1.8 billion at worldwide box offices, according to Box Office Mojo. The fourth installment of the franchise will see Bella marry Edward and become pregnant, while vampire and werewolf tribes continue to battle. The three main stars of the franchise made their mark on Hollywood last week, leaving their shoe and hand imprints in cement outside the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Cast member Robert Pattinson smiles while promoting “Breaking Dawn” from the Twilight Saga at the start of a news conference in Brussels October 26, 2011.
Friday, November 11, 2011
:RUOGKDVۋYH\HDUVWRDYRLG severe warming: IEA Agence France Presse
The world has just ﬁve years to avoid being trapped in a scenario of perilous climate change and extreme weather events, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Wednesday. On current trends, “rising fossil energy use will lead to irreversible and potentially catastrophic climate change,” the IEA concluded in its annual World Energy Outlook report. “The door to 2.0 C is closing,” it said, referring to the 2.0 Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) cap on global warming widely accepted by scientists and governments as the ceiling for averting unmanageable climate damage. Without further action, by 2017 the total CO2 emissions compatible with the 2.0 C goal will be “locked in” by power plants, factories and other carbon-emitting sources either built or planned, the IEA said. Global infrastructure already accounts for more than 75 percent of that limit. To meet energy needs while still averting climate catastrophe, governments must engineer a shift away from carbon-intensive fossil fuels, the agency said bluntly. “As each year passes without clear signals to drive investment in clean energy, the ‘lock-in’ of high-carbon infrastructure is making it harder and more expensive to meet our energy security and climate goals,” said IEA chief economist Fatih Birol. The report outlines two scenarios for future energy consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases. A “new policies” scenario incorpo-
rates existing government promises into a projection up to 2035. A “450 scenario” lays out a timetable for curbing carbon emissions so that atmospheric concentration of CO2 stays under 450 parts per million (ppm), roughly equivalent to the 2.0 C target. The current level is about 390 ppm. Even taking into account current commitments, CO2 emitted over the next 25 years will amount to three-quarters of the total emitted since 1900, leading to a 3.5 C (6.3 F) average increase in temperature since that date. Business-as-usual emissions would put the world “on an even more dangerous track toward an increase of 6.0 C (10.8 F),” the report says. Scientists who have modelled the impacts on biodiversity, agriculture and human settlement say a 6 C world would be close to unlivable due to violent extremes of drought, ﬂooding, heatwaves and storms. The planet’s average temperature has risen by about 1.0 C (1.8 F) over the last century, with forecasts for future warming
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The Belchatow power plant is seen in September 2011 in Poland. The world has just ﬁve years to avoid being trapped in a scenario of perilous climate change and extreme weather events, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Wednesday.
ranging from an additional 1.0 C to 5.0 C (9.0 F) by 2100. The report forecasts a onethird jump in primary energy demand by 2035, with 90 percent of this growth in developing
economies. Half of that demand will likely be met by increased use of coal, the most carbon-intensive of all major fossil fuels. China -- already the world’s top coal consumer -- is on track
to use nearly 70 percent more energy than the United States by that date, it says. Even under the “new policies” scenario progress toward a low-carbon economy will be halting.
Review: Motorola revives Razr name with smartphone Associated Press Writer
SAN FRANCISCO — With its super-slim, stylish frame, Motorola’s Razr phone became incredibly popular in 2004 — a smash hit that Motorola hasn’t been able to replicate. Now, many years later, the company is trying to recapture some of that magic by ushering the Razr into the smartphone age. The new Droid Razr, available Friday through Verizon Wireless for $300 with a two-year service contract, echoes the svelte form and good looks of its ancestor. It has many great features, including a big touch screen and the ability to use Verizon’s high-speed 4G LTE network for zippy Web surfing. It also has Motorola’s MotoCast service for
wirelessly streaming and downloading content stored on your computer. Yet I couldn’t get much time to enjoy the phone because using it with LTE quickly wore down the battery. And while the phone runs the latest version of Google Inc.’s Android software that is available for smartphones, shoppers may be tempted to wait. Verizon will soon offer Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, which will come with an even newer version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich. The Droid Razr is expected to get that update, too, but not until next year. Don’t get me wrong, though: The Droid Razr is a hot phone. Gazing at it for the first time, I had the same thought as I did when I first laid eyes on the
now-ancient Razr phone: How the heck did Motorola make the phone that thin? Except for a chunk at the top that houses the rear camera, flash and an external speaker, the Droid Razr is slimmer than any other smartphone. It’s just a third of an inch thick. It’s light, too, at 4.5 ounces. It makes other smartphones — Apple’s iPhone included — look chubby by comparison.
This photo taken Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011 shows the Motorola Droid Razr smartphone sold by Verizon Wireless in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
Friday, November 11, 2011
Newcastle fans outraged as St Jamesâ€™ Park name is dropped Reuters
Bosniaâ€™s national soccer team player Edin Dzeko (front) attends a training session with his teammates in Hrasnica November 9, 2011. Bosnia will face Portugal in the ďŹ rst leg of their Euro 2012 playoff on November 11.
Team selection gives Bosniaâ€™s Susic a headache Reuters
SARAJEVO - Injuries, suspensions and lack of squad depth mean coach Safet Susic faces tough FKRLFHVRYHUZKLFKSOD\HUVWRÂżHOGLQ%RVQLDÂśV(XURTXDOLÂżHUDJDLQVW3RUWXJDO%RVQLDÂśV defence will miss long-term casualty Mensur Mujdza with a broken metatarsal bone in his foot ZKLOH%RULV3DQG]DDQG6DVD3DSDFDUHVXVSHQGHGIRUWKHÂżUVWOHJLQ=HQLFDRQ)ULGD\ The makeshift back four likely to start against the Portuguese looked shaky in Tuesdayâ€™s 2-1 warm-up ZLQ RYHU ORFDO ÂżUVW GLYLVLRQ FOXE Zeljeznicar Sarajevo, who created a hatful of chances. â€œI knew very little before this game what team I would pick for the Portugal game and now I am none the wiser,â€? Susic told Bosnian state television BHT1. â€œItâ€™s not just the defence giving PHDKHDGDFKHLWÂśVDOVRWKHPLGÂżHOG because we have a lot of attacking PLGÂżHOGHUV ZLWK DQ LQVWLQFW WR JR forward. â€œWith a team structured like that, you have to score at least two or three goals to beat any opposition and thatâ€™s not going to be easy against a team of Portugalâ€™s quality. â€œWe have two more training sessions to sort out these issues DQG ZH QHHG WR ÂżQG VRPH NLQG RI a solution,â€? said Susic. Playmaker Miralem Pjanic, who has been in good form for his club Roma this season, was more confident than Susic. â€œThere is no doubt that Portugal are strong but we are also a high-quality team and we have to take the game to them rather than hide on the pitch and retreat. Âł$JRDOOHVVGUDZLQWKHÂżUVWOHJ would be a good result for us but we
the pitch conditions so we might have to play in a different way than we usually do.â€? With the ramshackle ground holding barely 15,000 fans, Bosnians will be glued to their television sets as the former Yugoslav SCINTILLATING FORM UHSXEOLFDLPVWRTXDOLI\IRULWVÂżUVW Portugal, who beat Bosnia 2-0 on major tournament as an independent aggregate in a 2010 World Cup play- nation. Having gained independence off, will hope for a repeat of their clinical performance on a bumpy DIWHUDEORRG\FRQĂ€LFW%RVpitch in the second leg in Zenica nia has since been a dysfunctional two years ago. They will be boosted union of the Moslem-Croat Federaby the scintillating form of captain tion and the Serb Republic but the &ULVWLDQR5RQDOGRZKRULĂ€HGLQKLV national football team has stood out fourth hat-trick of the season for as one of the rare beacons of unity Real Madrid in last weekendâ€™s 7-1 with all three ethnic groups included thumping of Osasuna in the Spanish in the squad. Bosniaâ€™s former coach Miroslav Blazevic, a Bosnian-born league. Coach Paulo Bento struck a note Croat who steered Croatia to the of caution though, stressing that :RUOG&XSVHPLÂżQDOVEHIRUH Bosnia had improved dramatically he took them to the 2010 World since their doubleheader in Novem- &XSSOD\RIIVZDVFRQÂżGHQW%RVQLD ber 2009. â€œThere is a very wide gap would go through to next yearâ€™s between the two encounters, Bosnia ÂżQDOVLQ3RODQGDQG8NUDLQH â€œAs subjective as I may sound, have a quality team and are more mature, as is the case with Pjanic past experience tells me that Bosand (Manchester City striker Edin) nia will advance,â€? Blazevic said. â€œPortugal have Cristiano Ronaldo Dzeko,â€? said Bento. â€œI predict a very balanced playoff but Dzeko has become a worldand think each team has a 50 percent class player and this Bosnian side chance of qualifying. â€œWe will have is much better than the one when I to adapt to the stadium in Zenica and was in charge.â€? know we can score against anyone and I am optimistic that Portugal could be rattled by fervent home support for us in the cauldron of Bilino Polje stadium,â€? said Pjanic.
LONDON - 1HZFDVWOH8QLWHGIDQVUHDFWHGZLWKIXU\RQ7KXUVday after the club announced it was dropping the 119-year-old name of its ground St Jamesâ€™ Park and calling it the Sports Direct Arena instead. In a statement the club say they are renaming the ground, Newcastleâ€™s home since 1892, after the name of owner Mike Ashleyâ€™s company until they find a sponsor to take over the full naming rights for the stadium on a permanent basis. In a statement on the clubâ€™s website (www.nufc.co.uk) NewFDVWOH8QLWHGÂśVPDQDJLQJGLUHFWRU'HUHN/ODPELDVVDLGÂł2XUDLP IRU1HZFDVWOH8QLWHGLVWRFRQWLQXHWRGHOLYHUVXFFHVVIRUWKHIDQV and everyone associated with the club. We must make this club financially self-sufficient in order to deliver that success. â€œThese are difficult economic times and the board have a responsibility to maximise all revenue streams for the benefit of the club. Stadium rebranding offers a lucrative way for clubs to secure significant additional income. â€œNaming the stadium the Sports Direct Arena helps us to showcase the opportunity to interested parties. We are now actively seeking a long-term sponsor wishing to acquire full naming rights for the stadium.â€? Owner Ashley has been unpopular with Newcastle fans since taking over the club in 2007, but Newcastleâ€™s excellent, unbeaten start to the season which has allowed them climb to third in the 3UHPLHU/HDJXHWDEOHKDGWDNHQWKHVWLQJRXWRIWKHIDQVDWWLWXGH towards him of late. However, the move has re-ignited the animosity with fans scathing towards him on Newcastle message boards. England FULFNHWHU6WHYH+DUPLVRQZULWLQJLQWKH'DLO\7HOHJUDSKVDLG â€œOf all the things Mike Ashley has done since he became owner, I think this is the one people will find hardest to forgive and forget. â€œI can only liken it to changing the teamâ€™s colours from black and white to red and white and making us look like Sunderland. â€œThatâ€™s how big a deal it is. You do wonder whether they would do that if the money was right. â€œSt Jamesâ€™ Park means everything to me, it is a magical place. ,WLVDVSHFLDOSODFHIRUHYHU\VLQJOH1HZFDVWOH8QLWHGIDQ3OD\HUV FRPHDQGJRPDQDJHUVFRPHDQGJREXW1HZFDVWOH8QLWHGDQG St Jamesâ€™ Park stay the same.â€?
Iniesta rocket earns Barca narrow Cup advantage Reuters
MADRID - A spectacular strike from Andres Iniesta earned Barcelona a 1-0 win at third tier Hospitalet in a Kingâ€™s Cup last 32 first-leg match on Wednesday. The Spain midfielder, scorer of the winning goal in last yearâ€™s World Cup final, lashed a long-range shot into the top corner just before the break on the Segunda B sideâ€™s artificial pitch just down the road from the Nou Camp. The visitors dominated with a weakened team, missing SOD\HUV VXFK DV /LRQHO 0HVVL DQG 'DQL $OYHV EXW -RVH Manuel Pinto was required to make a flying save near the end to prevent a breakaway equaliser from the hosts. The game was brought forward due to European champions Barcaâ€™s participation in the Club World Cup in Japan next month. Most of the rest of the first legs, including holders Real Madrid against another third tier side Ponferradina, are to be played around Dec. 13 with the second legs the following week.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Magic Johnson backs Stern after racial suggestion Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — Magic Johnson said it’s “ridiculous” to suggest David Stern is racist, saying it’s OK to disagree with the NBA commissioner but that you “can’t attack the man and what he stands for.” Johnson was responding to comments made by attorney Jeffrey Kessler, representing the NBA players’ association, who told the Washington Post that owners are treating players like “plantation workers” during the ongoing lockout. That was similar to the comments Bryant Gumbel made last month on his HBO show, when he said Stern “always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were his boys.”
But Johnson said Stern has always done right by players, noting the number of black players such himself, Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas who have followed their Hall of Fame careers by going into management or ownership positions. “This league is more diverse than any other league and has more minorities in powerful positions than any other league,” Johnson said during a phone interview. “That’s all about David Stern and his vision and what he wanted to do. He made sure minorities had high-ranking SRVLWLRQV IURP WKH OHDJXH RI¿FH DOO the way down to coaches and front RI¿FHSHRSOH´ Stern did not comment, though he told the Washington Post that Kessler’s conduct “is routinely despicable.”
Djokovic hits bonus jackpot in Paris Reuters
PARIS - Novak Djokovic pocketed a 1. -million bonus just for turning up on court before making light of shoulder pains to beat Croatian Ivan Dodig -4 -3 in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday. An ATP rule designed to entice top players to take part in the main events states that, as world number one, Djokovic is entitled to a 2-million bonus if he plays in all eight Masters tournaments. The bonus drops to 1. million if he misses one -- and to nothing if he misses two. Having skipped the Shanghai Masters through injury, the Serbian VXIIHUHGDUHFXUUHQFHRIDVKRXOGHUSUREOHPLQKLVVHPL¿QDOGHIHDWLQ%DVHO by Japan’s Kei Nishikori last week. Djokovic, who said he spent his time between Basel and Paris recovering from the injury, dismissed talk that he had turned up in Paris just to cash in the cheque. “It was really somehow funny for me to see how people are coming up with that story...I even heard that I would get on the court and play a game just to get this money. This is ridiculous, “ he told a news conference. ³,QHHGPRUHPDWFKHVEHIRUHWKH$73:RUOG7RXU¿QDOVLQ /RQGRQ,WKLQN LW¶VREYLRXVWKDW,¶PVWLOOQRWDWWKH WRSRIP\JDPH%XW,¶PWDNLQJWKLQJV quite slowly knowing that the form will improve each day that I play. “I believe in that. I have been working quite hard in the last couple of weeks after my injury, and I think things are going in the right direction.”
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Croatian Ivan Dodig during their match in the Paris Tennis Masters tournament, in Paris, Wednesday, Nov.9, 2011.
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Manny Pacquiao speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will ﬁght Juan Manuel Marquez for the WBO welterweight championship on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Marquez FRQۋGHQWKHZLOO pummel Pacquiao Agence France Presse
Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez says he has the speed and power to defeat Manny Pacquiao in their Saturday showdown, but the Filipino icon expects a toe-to-toe slugfest that plays into his hands. Pacquiao, 53-3 with two drawn and 38 knockouts, will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Marquez, 53-5 with one drawn and 39 knockouts. The 32-year-old Asian southpaw is an 8-1 oddsmakers’ favorite. “It doesn’t bother me. I’ve come prepared,” Marquez said Wednesday. “I’m going to be able to hit him very hard and that’s going to win me the fight.” Marquez, 38, was knocked down three times by Pacquiao in their first fight in 2004 but rallied to earn a draw. “PacMan” sent Marquez to the canvas again in a 2008 rematch and edged out a victory by one vote on one judges’ card. “I beat him the first two fights but did not get the decision,” Marquez said. “This time I will beat him again and I will also get the victory. “I wish that the judges score what they see, not like the other two fights where they weren’t too impartial.” Marquez has gained weight
to challenge Pacquiao at 144 pounds, a fact the Filipino superstar says will make him slower and more vulnerable to Pacquaio’s punching speed and power. “He’s getting bigger. He’s a big target,” Pacquiao said. “It’s not easy to put on more weight and maintain your speed. You get slower. It’s very difficult. “Marquez, he will fight toe-to-toe. I can’t wait for this fight. I’m excited. I’m ready to fight. Everything is set.” Marquez says he has gained muscle power without losing speed and quickness. “We’re going to have speed in the fight,” Marquez said. “We worked to build our body the correct way. This time it’s going to be different. We’re going to combine intelligence with speed.” Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, sees Marquez’s confidence lasting only until “PacMan” pounds him to the canvas. “The first time he hits him and knocks him on his ass, that will take it away,” Roach
said. “I don’t think he will be able to get up from this Manny Pacquiao punch. “He has bulked up. He is going to be slower. Manny likes to exchange. That will fall into our hands well.” Marquez’s strength and conditioning coach is Angel Heredia, who provided banned performance-enhancing substances to the former coach of doping-disgraced former athletics heroes Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery and others. But Marquez denies his bigger bulk has come through banned substances and has said he will take any test at any time to prove he is not a dope cheat. “I have done a clean preparation for this fight like always,” Marquez said. “I will take any test any time. That’s why antidoping exams exist.” Marquez said he is not placing greater importance on the start of the fight but hopes better strategy will lure Pacquiao into more mistakes than in their first two fights.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from New Delhi, India Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
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Vettel show comes to Abu Dhabi Associated Press Writer
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Having clinched the Formula One Championship and powered his Red Bull team to the constructors’ title, Sebastian Vettel will be chasing individual records at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The two-time Formula One champion already has won twice in Abu Dhabi, and another victory this weekend will leave him needing to take the checkered ﬂag in the ﬁnal race of the season in Brazil to match Michael Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a season. The 24-year-old German also can equal the record for the most pole positions in a season (14) at the Yas Marina circuit, which has been criticized for having too few places that allow passing. “The track in Abu Dhabi is special; this will be our third Grand Prix there,” Vettel said. “The race starts at dusk and finishes at night, which means we have to drive with special helmet visors because of
the different light conditions. The other factor is that we drive anti-clockwise. The track’s a bit like Singapore from the speed, but the asphalt is smoother.” Vettel will face competition from plenty of drivers looking to prove a point, including teammate Mark Webber, who sits fourth in the drivers’ standings but has yet to win a race this season. Then there is McLaren’s Jenson Button, who wants to tighten his grip on second with a strong performance since he is only 13 points ahead o f F e r r a r i ’s F e r n a n d o Alonso. “Our car should suit this circuit so I’m very optimistic,” Button said. “We saw at the last grand prix that even though we didn’t
have the ultimate speed to catch and pass Sebastian, we made him work hard for the win. The championship may not be at stake anymore, but we’re still aiming to win races and put on a tremendous show.” B u t t o n ’s t e a m m a t e , Lewis Hamilton, ﬁnished second in Abu Dhabi last year and is hoping a victory in Abu Dhabi could erase some of the pain of a season that has been most notable for several mistakes and a running feud with Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. The Indian Grand Prix last month was typical of Hamilton’s difficult season. He was penalized three grid places for ignoring yellow ﬂags warning drivers to slow down during the practice session and
then collided with Massa during the race - the third time he has done so in four races. “We’ve got every reason to be conﬁdent for Abu Dhabi,” Hamilton said. “This circuit should really suit the characteristics of our car. “I’m still determined to end the season on a winning high. I’ve won two grands prix this year, and I’d love to double that by the end of the year.” Schumacher and Alonso, who have nine world titles between them, will be looking to salvage something from what has been an otherwise disappointing season. In his second season since coming out of retirement, seven-time world champion Schumacher has ﬁve DNFs, the most recent when he crashed out of the Korean Grand Prix. But the Mercedes driver rebounded to ﬁnish ﬁfth at the Indian Grand Prix and is only ﬁve points behind teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ championship.