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MOSCOW — A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler was crowned Saturday night in the pageant at a sprawling exhibition hall on Moscow’s outskirts.

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Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, from the United States, right, places the crown on Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

In the excitement just after the announcement, the tiara fell off Isler’s head as she was being crowned by Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the United States. Isler caught the crown laughing. Patricia Rodrigues of Spain was the runnerup. The panel of judges was led by American rock musician Steven Tyler. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Isler on Twitter, calling her title a “triumph” for Venezuela, a country that has now won three of the last six Miss Universe pageants. In fact, Venezuela has won more major international beauty competitions than any other nation, and beauty pageants rank alongside baseball as the country’s most-followed diversion, one that transcends social class and normally insurmountable

political divisions. A whole industry of grooming schools, plastic surgeons and beauty salons has emerged to prepare young women for the thousands of pageants that take place each year around the country in schools, army barracks and even prisons. Venezuela has managed to keep its beauty queen industry flourishing, despite economic problems have worsened in recent weeks as inflation touched a twodecade high of 54 percent and shortages of basic goods like toiled paper and milk have worsened.

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Property sector highly in demand in Bali

Sacha Baron Cohen spices up newly televised awards Associated Press Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Now that the Britannia Awards are televised, viewers can see Sacha Baron Cohen knock an 87-year-old woman out of her wheelchair. Cohen “accidentally” pushed the woman’s wheelchair off a stage as he accepted an award for excellence in comedy during Saturday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The stunt played perfectly into the newly televised show, which is set to air Sunday on BBC America. The Britannia Awards come just two weeks after the refurbished Hollywood Film Awards drew some of the same celebrities, but there can never be enough Hollywood awards shows. Networks love the star power, stars adore the accolades and fans delight in the spectacle. “There are more than 35 Hollywood awards shows on prime-time TV,” said Tom O’Neil, founder and editor of awards website GoldDerby.com. “They’re the ultimate reality show because we get to witness our cultural gods be winners and losers just like the rest of us.” The Britannia winners were announced in advance, but who doesn’t want to see a barefoot Julia Roberts present an award to George Clooney, or watch filmmaker Judd Apatow playfully pick a fight with Sean Penn? Besides Cohen and Clooney, Kathryn Bigelow, Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ben Kingsley accepted awards from the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Britannia Awards were established in 1989 but the ceremony didn’t make its TV debut until last year. “One of my goals was to increase the talent profile of the channel, and awards shows are a natural way to do that,” said BBC America general manager Perry Simon, who joined the network three years ago. The ceremony was modified to make it more TVfriendly, he said, including “adding more spontaneity.”

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Property sector has become the target of capital owners in the country, including foreign investors. Too rapid investment growth in the property sector in recent years should be alerted. Bali Post

DENPASAR - Property sector has become the target of capital owners in the country, including foreign investors. Too rapid investment growth in the property sector in recent years should be alerted. Moreover, the construction of property either in the form of house, hotel and shop has gone too far.

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Salma Hayek, left, Sacha Baron Cohen, center, and Isla Fisher pose together at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“If it is not set up properly, it has a great potential to disrupt the nature. Moreover, a number of green belts in Bali have been violated to meet the interests of property business. If this condition is ignored, Bali can turn into a concrete jungle. Such conditions will cause the tourist arrival in Bali

to reduce,” said an economic and SMEs observer of Bali, Ida Bagus Kade Perdana. According to him, the provincial and county government should expressly apply to the spatial planning so the preservation of Bali’s nature would be still well maintained. Qualitatively, the growth of invest-

ment in property sector did not give welfare to Balinese people. “The benefits are more enjoyed by the outsiders,” he said. Rector of Undiknas University, Prof. Dr. Gede Sri Darma, DBA, also admitted that Bali was afflicted by land purchase and selling business for the development of property sector. Even, the business was no longer deeply involved by local developers but also by foreign investors. “Without immediately handled, the effect of the phenomenon is that Balinese people will only leave in a name because no Balinese people

have assets in their home region. Then, they will lose their identity or uniqueness of Bali,” he said. He said the impact of the unstoppable land purchasing and selling business would affect the difficulty of maintaining the culture of Bali. Moreover, a number of properties in Seminyak and Kerobokan tourist area were owned by foreigners. “However, in the notary is mentioned the name of local people or it just borrows the name because foreigners cannot own 100 percent of property in Bali,” he said. He admitted that most secure and beneficial investment was in

property business, compared to saving money in banks, bonds, mutual funds and stocks. Moreover, in the midst of European crisis that had not recovered and the exchange rate of rupiah continued to worsen, so foreign investors would prefer to invest in Bali. “The government must be decisive in carrying out the spatial planning policies of Bali, including that Balinese people must have principles, not to sell their property assets to outsiders, although bargained at very expensive price and seeming hypocritical,” he said. Continued on page 6


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Bali News

Closing ceremony at Tanah Lot watched by visitors Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Series of piodalan or anniversary at Tanah Lot Temple, Kediri, ended on Saturday (Nov 9). The ceremony was ended with a closure for two hours from 12:00 a.m.to 14:00 p.m. The ritual became an amazing spectacle for tourists. Series of the closing ceremony was commenced with the purificatory rite for the deity of Tanah Lot at the spring nearby. Then, he was escorted to Tanah Lot Temple and followed the accomplishing ritual at the outermost courtyard of the temple and representation shrine of Tanah Lot Temple. Sanctified effigy of Ida Bhatara Saren Kangin of Tanah Lot resided in the Simpangan Temple of Tanah Lot, Batanbuah Kaja hamlet, Beraban customary village. Meanwhile, the effigy of Ida Bathara Saren Kaja resided in the Jero Gede Mangku Pandak, Pangkung hamlet, Pandak Gede village. “Closing ceremony was a procession to return the sanctified effigies of the deity to their respective abode,” said Chairman of Tanah Lot Temple supporting devotees, Toya Adnyana. Although the ceremony was held at noon, the preparation had been carried out from the morning. Hundreds of customary villagers gathered to prepare the ritual paraphernalia. Series of the closing ceremonies was officiated over by the main priest of Tanah Lot Temple. The procession was accompanied by gamelan music by Beraban customary village and Rejang Dewa Dance, a sacred dance played by children. During the closing procession, all the pilgrims could still say prayers. They continued to flow from the morning. Moreover, it coincided with the weekend holiday. Most of the Hindus were coming from outside the Beraban customary village. Festive procession of the closing procession attracted the attention of foreign and domestic tourists flooding the Tanah Lot. Moreover, such a spectacle could not be found every day. In the meantime, the anniversary of Tanah Lot Temple was held every six months, exactly on Buda (Wednesday) Wage Wuku Langkir, four days after the Kuningan celebration. (kmb30)

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Bangli (Bali Post)—

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Drought currently overwhelming in fact has an impact on the lack of supply of rice in the traditional market of Bangli. As a result, the price of rice at the trader level began to increase up to ten percent. This condition was exacerbated because farmers experienced crop failure and were forced to reduce the growing season due to crisis of irrigation water. One of the rice traders in Bangli traditional market, Nengah Suartini, said on Saturday (Nov 9) the rice price at the level of retailers had continued to rise significantly. On a normal day, the average rice price was only IDR 200,000 per twenty-five kilograms. Then, the price of rice increased to IDR 225,000 per twenty-five kilograms. Meanwhile, for retail level, the price also increased from IDR 8,000 per kilogram to IDR 9,000 per kilogram.

Similar condition was also revealed by another rice trader, Komang Edi Susanti. She said the rice price increase at this time occurred gradually since the past two weeks. She believed the current increase was triggered by crop failure and farmers reduced their cropping period. As usual in a normal season, farmers could harvest up to four times a year. However due to drought, farmers could only harvest for two times a year. It was also caused by irrigation water crisis hitting lately. As consequence, a number of paddy fields in Bangli were finally left by farmers to become idle land. In response to such condition, farmers could only surrender and hoped for more attention to them. It could be realized through the provision of agricultural subsidies by the government to reduce the burden of losses to be borne. (ina)

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KUTA - Bringing festive flair, come enjoy the magic of the holiday on the best beachfront location in Kuta with Christmas tree and decorative lights while dining and indulging in a range of treats. Savor the most wonderful time of the year as Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel invites visitors and guest to join in the holiday spirit. Bringing joy to the world this dinner will be filled with a variety of International and classic festive dishes. From roast carvings and fresh seafood to live cooking stations and certainly a wide range of delicious dessert. Let yourself be pampered by the splendid creations of our team of culinary experts who have created a sumptuous five course set menu for you and your loved ones to enjoy. “Of course we invited Santa himself and he brings joy and lots of presents. Carol singer and live music will keep you entertained throughout the night,” explained Lisa Apriliani, Public Relations Officer of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. She said, Discovery also have package to celebrate New Year. Commemorate the occasion with friends and family to reminisce on the past year, while anticipating what lies ahead for the future. Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat exquisite buffet dinner with free flow of beer, house wine & soft drink while entertained by one of the many spectacular shows on stage.

2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli.

The Hindus crowded Tanah Lot Temple during the closing ceremony of piodalan procession

Monday, November 11, 2013

Festive season at Discovery Kartika Plaza

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Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013

Drought triggers the increase in price of rice

The farmer is trying to cultivate his dry rice field.

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6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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


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Historic items from JFK assassination on display Associated Press Writer

DENPASAR - The Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Chapter suggested in order that customary villages could manage temple attractions existing in their region such as Besakih Temple. This happened because the presence of tourists visiting the sacred area began disturbing the comfort of pilgrims. “Foreign tourists may enter the temple attraction, but there are limitations. The limitations should be determined by local customary village, which area can and cannot be visited and the customary village knows it better,” said Chairman of GIPI Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, in Denpasar. He exemplified that tourist attractions such as Tanah Lot Temple, Taman Ayun Temple and Batuan Temple were well-managed. The

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s jus-

tice ministry is asking the main hotel chains in the country to explain the high prices being

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, tourists sit in a hotel bar overlooking Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

management determined the limitations to tourists making a visit to the region. “We want the tourist attraction like Besakih Temple is managed by local customary village because what is allowed and disallowed is better known by customary village. Even, we agree if travelers are forbidden to get into the temple, but there must be obvious study and zonation,” he said. He hoped the chief of custom-

ary village to determine a zonation which areas could be visited by tourists. Even, the GIPI Bali was ready to socialize the policy to tourists. “We do not know whether tourists entering the temple are getting their period or not. If they come into temple when getting menstruation, the temple will be spiritually impure,” he said. Nevertheless, many parties worried if foreign tourists were banned

from entering temples. “Of course, it will definitely not disrupt the tourism, but the disrupted component is the surrounding people. I absolutely agree that we do need to arrange the tourism objects,” he said. The Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, Udayana University, I Putu Anom, also stated that communities and government should remain mindful to purify and preserve the sacred area. “Sometimes, our Hindu communities are complacent and harass our own, both consciously and unconsciously due to giving priority to economic interests,” he said. He asserted the definition of destination arrangement was different from the tourist object arrangement.

CC held Diwali celebration IBP AP Photo/Dayton Daily News, Wally Nelson, File

FILE - In this May 20, 1998 file photo, Air Force officials and reporters line up to tour Special Air Mission 26000, known as Air Force One when the President is aboard, after the historic plane made its final landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

Brazil asks hotel chains to explain WCup prices Associated Press Writer

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charged for rooms during the 2014 World Cup. The request comes after several complaints from consumer advocates and a study by the country’s tourism board which showed that exorbitant prices will be charged during the monthlong tournament next year. Among the companies notified by the ministry’s consumer rights secretariat on Thursday are Accor, Choice, Louvre, Blue Tree, Nacional Inn, Wyndham, IHG and Bourbon. The Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry also was notified. The ministry said Friday that the companies have 48 hours to respond to the request. “Tourists are consumers which require special protection because they are outside of their city or country,” Amaury Oliva, director of the ministry’s consumer rights secretariat, said in a statement. “We are working to make sure that they are well received and that the services we provide have quality and fair price.” The ministry said it wants the

hotel chains to provide the average rates charged in the past during other high-demand events in the 12 World Cup host cities, so they can be compared to the prices for the tournament. Although price increases are expected during special events such as the World Cup, officials suspect the chains might be overcharging more than usual this time. Calls to the Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry were not immediately answered on Friday. The tourism board, or Embratur, this year showed that rates will rise up to 500 percent during the World Cup in some hotels offered by the FIFA-appointed agency MATCH Services, prompting several consumer rights groups to demand action from the government. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff last month created a committee to monitor abusive price hikes of hotel rates and plane tickets during football’s showcase event. The government also said it

will investigate whether MATCH, FIFA’s official accommodation agency, was involved in “cartel” practices that may lead to price hikes during the World Cup, a claim that FIFA and MATCH have repeatedly denied. Brazil sports minister Aldo Rebelo, the government official in charge of preparations for the World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, earlier this year pledged “zero tolerance” for hotels charging abusive room rates. He said significant hikes would hurt Brazil’s image abroad and threaten to scare tourists away. Although Brazil has said it will not try to control market prices, Rebelo warned that hotels that raised prices excessively would feel the “heavy hand” of the law, adding that consequences included possible hotel closures. Brazil is expecting 600,000 foreigners and about 3 million local visitors traveling through the 12 host cities and the rest of the country next June, when it will host the World Cup for the first time since 1950.

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GIPI Bali proposes customary villages to manage temple tourist attraction Bali Post

DAYTON, Ohio — Many items that make up the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — from the ill-fated presidential limousine, to the gravesite eternal flame, to the historic Air Force One plane where Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office — are available for public viewing 50 years later. In some cases, officials had to scramble to make that happen. Aboard the plane, now in a hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, visitors squeeze down a narrow walkway to stand where people packed into its sweltering state room to watch Johnson, Kennedy’s vice president, sworn in, with Jacqueline Kennedy alongside in the suit stained by her husband’s blood. “It’s getting hotter and hotter, people are crammed in, emotions are getting higher and higher,” explained Jeff Underwood, historian of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, reflecting the famous images from the plane. As on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, it wasn’t clear in the first hours after the shooting what was unfolding, he said. Johnson wanted to show the nation that a constitutional transfer of power had been made, and Mrs. Kennedy insisted upon being there, Underwood said. Visitors can also see the saw cuts in a rear wall hastily made by Air Force crew members who didn’t want the late president’s coffin carried in the cargo hold. They removed two rows of seats for the coffin, which Mrs. Kennedy sat across from on the flight back to Washington. Experiencing history in a personal way by being where it happened goes beyond reading it, Underwood said Friday during a news media tour. “Sometimes I see the looks on the faces (of visitors), and it all comes back to me,” said Underwood, a fourth-grader in 1963. “The story is so visceral.” The federal spending reductions of the sequester had in May halted shuttle bus trips from the museum to the hangar, but museum officials decided to resume the tours on a trimmed schedule with the anniversary approaching. The Boeing jet — built specially in 1962 for presidential use — was retired by the Air Force in 1998, having flown eight presidents starting with Kennedy.

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DENPASAR - Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Bali celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) at its premises on November 05, 2013. Around 200 guests attended the event including ICC members, VIPs and eminent personalities from various field like art, culture, education and ashrams. As Festivals are an integral part of any culture throughout the world and India is also celebrating some of the festivals very enthusiastically. Diwali is one of the most important festival among Indians when the Goddess of wealth is worshiped. Diwali commemorate the return of Lord Rama, alongwith Sita and Laksmana, from his 14 years long exile and vanquishing the demon-King Ravana. It is popularly known as the festival of Lights. The name Diwali or Deepavali is understood as row of lamps. Diwali involve the small clay lamps (Diya’s) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. The most part of the country celebrated Diwali or Deepavali with lots of enthusiasm. The entire country is lit with lots of fireworks and beautiful lights to celebrate this festival. This festival is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world. The event was started with the lighting of the lamp by Shri. A.S. Takhi, Consul General of India, Dr. Manju Singh, Director Indian Cultural Centre, Bali and Mr. Putu Rumawan Salain, Head Board of Education, Denpasar. The cultural performances were

WCF to hold conference in Bali Antara

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Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Bali celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) at its premises on November 05, 2013. begun by Ganesha Dance performance, which is known as an auspicious beginning of any event. It was very well presented by Ms. Shanti student of ICC, Bali and followed by Music band performance was given by Mr. Krishna Prasadha, group, Bali. Ms. Cempaka from Krishna Balaram Ashram presented an outstanding Odissi dance performance. Next performance was Allaripu by ICC, Student, Mr. Vimal, which means flowering bud, a kind of invocation peace that symbolizing the offering in respect to god as well audience. The performances continued with Topeng Keras Dance, (Balinese dance) by Mr. Gede Artha Pradnya Wiguna- student of SMA 6 Denpasar. An Indian Classical dance Kathak was very well performed Mr.

Werdhi student of ICC, Bali. Ashram Brahma Kumaris, Denpasar also added an outstanding performance in this event. The entire audience enjoyed an Indian Song sung by Ms. Swari and Mr. Satya. Bollywood dance was also beautifully performed by Ms. Pihu Kaneja. The event came to an end with outstanding Fusion dance by Mr. Vimal and Mr. Werdhi students of Indian Cultural Centre, Bali. The next segment of the event turned more interesting when the Diyas were lighted and the crackers were busted. All the gusts and invitees enjoyed Indian festive food and delivered thanks to the director for organising such a beautiful event at the premises of Indian Cultural Centre, Bali.

Arrangement to tourist object was setting the chaotic tourist object into the more comfortable one. It included the construction of pedestrian and gazebo for tourists to unwind. By contrast, the arrangement of tourist destination included the development such as that of hotel accommodation. “For the case of Besakih, the arrangement of tourist object is good, but the arrangement of destination is not inappropriate because in the destination there is certainly an accommodation. Meanwhile, Besakih is a sacred area, not tourism area. To that end, it is required the firmness of government in outlining the program,” he said. (kmb27)

DENPASAR - The World Culture Forum (WCF) will organize an international conference in Bali from November 24 to 27 that will emphasize the significance of culture in sustainable development. “The WCF will carry the mission of Indonesia as a center for global culture and a strategic zone for international tourism,” said Wiendu Nuryanti, deputy to the education and culture minister for cultural affairs. She said the event would show the world that Indonesia is the only maritime country with cultural diversity in each of its regions. The four-day meeting would bring together 1,200 people, 1,050 of them foreigners, she noted. Nuryanti stated the world-class event fully supported by the UNESCO was being held in Indonesia for the first time. She hoped at the end of the conference, the participants will adopt Bali Promise that contains a concept of culture as a reference for each country. “One of the contents of the Bali Promise will be an agreement to create WCF, including how often the conference will be organized,” she said. In his opening address during a debate in the UN General Assembly on June 12, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as co-chair of the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, had expressed strong commitment to exploring the relation between culture and development. In this context, the WCF meet in Bali aspires to create a space to discuss, debate, and contest established ideas and approaches.


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Reject to send a representative to provincial govt

Sumberklampok residents insist on asking governor to meet them

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TACLOBAN, Philippines — As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings, while looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water.

Up to Friday night (Nov 8), the Jalan Raya Singaraja-Gilimanuk at Sumberklampok village, Gerokgak, Buleleng, was still blocked by residents. They insisted on not opening the road if Governor Mangku Pastika would not be willing to come in person to meet residents at Sumberklampok village. lampok village consisting of SDN 1, SDN 2 Sumberklampok elementary school and SMP Satu Atap Gerokgak junior high school were also dismissed. Headman of Sumberklampok, Putu Artana, said that his party refused to send a representative to meet with Governor Pastika pursuant to the negotiation made by Bali government via telephone on Thursday night. His party had no confidence if the representatives could actually meet with the governor. According to him, the representatives of Sumberklampok residents had requested to meet with the governor for several times, but they could not do it even once. “We’ve acted in accordance with mechanism and asked for permission to the Bali House, the regent and governor. In the era of Governor Pastika we have asked for permission but could not meet with Governor Pastika. It had been done for three times to meet him, but could not,” he said. According to Artana, formerly the representative of Sumberklampok residents was only received by the Bureau of Asset official. At that time, the Bureau of Asset only said if the land at Sumberklampok belonged to provincial government. “Explanation given by the Bureau of Asset made him confused. If the land indeed belongs to the government, why did the government still ask the land management rights?” he asked. He said that people still insisted on asking the governor to come in

Officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides. Even in the disaster-prone Philippines, which regularly contends with earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical cyclones, Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record. Haiyan hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippine archipelago on Friday and quickly barreled across its central islands before exiting into the South China Sea, packing winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour) that gusted to 275 kph (170 mph), and a storm surge that caused sea waters to rise 6 meters (20 feet). It wasn’t until Sunday that the scale of the devastation became clear, with loAP Photo/Aaron Favila cal officials on hardest-hit Leyte Island Residents walk past damaged structures caused by typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte prov- saying that there may be 10,000 dead in ince central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. the provincial capital of Tacloban alone. IBP/File

The police officers get rid the rock blocking the Singaraja - Gilimanuk Road. The road was block by the resident of Sumberklampok village

person to Sumberklampok. When there was certainty for the governor to come to Sumberklampok, the highway would be opened back. If the governor did not have time to come at this time, residents asked the governor to give an assurance when he could come. “If there is certainty, on November 14 for instance, then the highway will be opened. However, if on the specified date the governor will not come, then the road will be blocked again,” he said. The arrival of the governor was awaited, said Artana, to get an ex-

planation why the recommendation of the governor had not been issued to support the petition of residents over the state land at Sumberklampok. In addition, residents also wanted to get an explanation why the Bali provincial government filed the land management right over the land. “Necessarily, the governor supports the petition of residents but why does he propose the land management right?” he asked. He said that residents also wanted to know what was the basis used by provincial government to claim if the land belonged to Bali

provincial government. According to him, pursuant to the Government Regulation No.11/2010, the land at Sumberklampok had been indicated to be derelict land. The National Land Agency (BPN) of the RI also mentioned to have been ready to issue a decree that the land at Sumberklampok was a derelict land. However, the decree had not been issued because it was hampered by recommendation of governor. On the other hand, residents already had got the recommendation from the Buleleng Regent and Buleleng House. (kmb15)

National Health Day

Hundreds of elementary school students brush their teeth

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There was something different in the 49th celebration of the National Health Day in Tabanan, Friday (Nov 8). A total of 500 elementary school students were invited to brush their teeth en masse. The activity held in SDN I, II and IV Wanagiri elementary school, Selemadeg, became part of the movement of healthy society. Aside from brushing teeth, the

students were also invited to do hand washing with soap. In addition, the activity was graced with a variety of health education. “We want to encourage people to live healthier. The movement is started from elementary school students,” said Chief of Tabanan Health Agency, Nyoman Suratmika. According to him, a healthy movement should start from the smallest element. One of them was doing a regular tooth

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Singaraja (Bali Post)—

As observation until Friday night, thousands of people were still concentrated on the highway around the hamlet hall of Sumber Batok. People were still sitting and even sleeping under the tent they built in the middle of the road. On the other hand, large trucks from Singaraja and Gilimanuk direction were still parked at roadside. The trucks had been parked since Thursday afternoon (Nov 7). Meanwhile, on Thursday night, a number of parties such as Buleleng Police Chief Beny Arjanto, Deputy Regent of Buleleng I Nyoman Sutjidra and Assistant I Nyoman Surya Manuaba were trying to negotiate with the residents. However, all the negotiations failed. Even, on Thursday night a negotiation had been conducted by telephone between the Bali provincial government and residents of Sumberklampok. In the negotiation, the party of government asked the representatives of residents to meet Governor Pastika on Monday afternoon (Nov 11). However, the residents rejected it categorically. They just wanted Governor Pastika to come in person to Sumberklampok in order to explain why the recommendation related to the certificate of property rights of residents over the state land at Sumberklampok had not been issued. On Friday afternoon, residents still gathered amid the road around the hamlet hall of Sumber Batok. Almost all the houses were empty because residents gathered in the street. Three schools at Sumberk-

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brushing and washing hands after getting contact with virus-prone objects. Hopefully, with a regular tooth brush en masse, the students could care their teeth health diligently and preserve health with hand washing. Suratmika added the National Health Day involved various healthcare organizations. They included the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), the Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI), the Indonesian

Midwives Association (IBI) as well as all community health centers, clinics and hospitals in Tabanan. Even, the Tabanan Hospital deployed 6 specialists such as specialist of surgeon, child, ENT, eye and internist. At least 320 patients were successfully treated. Of the amount, 10 patients had minor surgery and 69 patients got dental healthcare. “It is a regular social activity held in conjunction with the National

Health Day,” he said accompanied by Committee Chairman of the National Health Day, IB Wisnu Wardana. After washing hands and tooth brushing en masse, the students and residents were provided with free soap as well as abate powder to repel mosquito larvae. According to Suratmika, the abate powder was very important for the residents because it could be used to suppress the circulation of dengue mosquito. (kmb30)

French riot police use tear gas on anti-tax protesters Agence France Presse

J U G O N - L E S - L AC S French riot police fired tear gas at hundreds of anti-tax demonstrators in northwest France on Saturday after protesters pelted them and tried to drive a tractor through a barricade, an AFP photographer said. One demonstrator was arrested in Jugon-les-Lacs, a commune in the Cotesd’Armor region where some 700 people had gathered earlier in the day. A security camera was torched and some protesters pelted police, who responded with tear gas. Demonstrators chanted slogans against France’s Socialist government, which earlier this month suspended the application of the so-called ecotax. “People struggle to pay their bills at the end of the month, and now we’re going to ecotax them” said one protester, pretending to strangle himself.

There were more anti-tax protesters elsewhere in Brittany and also around the country, including near the major cities of Lyon and Marseille, and in the capital Paris. The ecotax, aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly commercial transport, imposes new levies on French and foreign vehicles transporting commercial goods weighing over 3.5 tonnes. It has came under fire from farmers and food sector workers across the country, but especially in Brittany, where the economy is heavily dependent on agriculture. Faced with the unrest, the government decided to suspend the new levy at the end of last month. Then on Friday, it announced more than one billion euros in emergency funds for Brittany, among other measures. But protesters are still not pacified and a large scale rally is planned for November 30.

Reports also trickled in from elsewhere on the island, and from neighboring islands, indicating hundreds, if not thousands more deaths, though it will be days before the full extent of the storm’s impact can be assessed. “On the way to the airport we saw many bodies along the street,” said Philippine-born Australian Mila Ward, 53, who was waiting at the Tacloban airport to catch a military flight back to Manila. “They were covered with just anything — tarpaulin, roofing sheets, cardboards.” She said she passed “well over 100” dead bodies along the way. In the storm’s aftermath, people wept while retrieving the bodies of loved ones from inside buildings. On a street littered with fallen trees, roofing material and other wreckage, all that was left of one large building were the skeletal remains of its rafters.

Indian prime minister joins Commonwealth boycott

Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided against attending a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka this week over the island nation’s human rights record, an Indian official said Sunday. Singh will be the second leader after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to boycott the Nov. 1517 meeting. There are 54 members of the Commonwealth, a loose association of former British colonies. Their decision is expected to sharpen focus on the demand by Western nations and rights activists that Sri Lanka account for thousands of civilians who are suspected to have died in the final months of a quarter-century civil war that that ended in 2009 when government forces crushed separatist Tamil rebels. Singh sent a letter to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressing his inability to attend the summit, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. Contents of the letter were not immediately known. India, which has a major interest in the issue because southern India is home to 60 million Tamils, has been urging Sri Lanka’s government to resume negotiations with an ethnic Tamil party on increased

local autonomy for Tamils. Singh bowed to pressure from political parties in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, which neighbors Sri Lanka, to boycott the Commonwealth summit on suspicion that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was not doing enough to protect the interests of the Tamil minority. After the war, Rajapaksa promised to allow a greater degree of autonomy

in Tamil-majority regions in the north. However, he has been criticized by foreign countries and rights groups for failing to deliver on his promises. Canadian Prime Minister Harper said last month that Canada was disturbed by ongoing reports of intimidation and incarceration of political leaders and journalists, harassment of minorities, reported disappearances and allegations of extrajudicial killings.

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, second left, poses for photographs with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.


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BDF helps developing democracies

Twitter IPO highlights bumpy week for US stocks

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NEW YORK CITY - Twitter held center stage on Wall Street in a week of rocky trade that ultimately held up against sell-offs of bubbly tech shares to produce a new Dow record. Twitter’s long-awaited IPO dazzled the market as the company jacked up its first offer price by one-third to answer demand, only to see the shares still rocket almost 73 percent on the opening day, and largely hold up Friday. The markets overall went in the opposite direction Thursday, yet rebounded 24 hours later buoyed by strong economic data, despite the suggestion that it could spell earlier policy tightening by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the week at a new high of 15,761.78, up 0.9 percent for the period. The S&P 500 ended a bare point below its record at 1,770.61, for a gain of 0.5 percent in the week. The Nasdaq meanwhile struggled on the sell-off of tech stocks Tesla and Facebook -- with some investors rotating into Twitter -- to lose 0.1 percent overall at 3,919.23. Twitter, the micro-messaging platform used by more than 230 million people and companies, captured the market’s attention with its initial public offer.

The largest of a growing flood of IPOs taking advantage of easy investor cash, the company originally proposed an issue price of $17-$20. But as demand for the 70 million shares soared, it punched the price up to $23-$25 and then finally $26, collecting $1.8 billion. When they hit the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, the shares immediately jumped as high as $50 before finishing at $44.90, valuing the still profit-less company above $24 billion. On Friday the shares slipped but were still at a respectable $41.65. The week was also marked by a mixed bag of quarterly earnings results: gaining on positive results were JC Penney, Transocean, Disney, Time Warner, and CVS; while disappointments came from chipmaker Qualcomm, Whole Foods Market, Tesla, Chesapeake Energy, and Hertz. The biggest contrast to Twitter was struggling Blackberry, which plunged on Monday on the news that it would not be sold. With its fate still in question, it lost 15.6 percent for the week.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, front center, East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, front right, and Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, front left during the Bali Democracy Forum in Bali.

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NUSA DUA - The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) has grown to become a world-class forum attended by countries from throughout the world.

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Traders gather at the post that handles Twitter on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Cheap Chinese textiles slam Peru’s garment industry

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LIMA - Seamstresses in Lima’s garment district are usually busy at this time of year, with Christmas requests from vendors across the Americas. Cheap Chinese imports however are ruining their market. Until recently the district -- a 20-block area, packed with 25,000 clothing manufacturers and vendors, known as the Gamarra business emporium -- was doing thriving business. But ever since a free-trade agreement between Peru and China came into effect in 2010, and similar agreements have been signed with Colombia and others, Gamarra merchants have been hemorrhaging

customers. “We should already be working on the Christmas apparel. Colombians, Ecuadorans, Venezuelans and Brazilians come here and take everything for their stores, but up to now they haven’t arrived,” said seamstress Irma Cayetano. Cayetano rents a three-square meter room in a Gamarra building for $300 a month to work as a dressmaker. But this year she’s done little business. Fellow seamstress Astrid Iparraguirre sits in front of her idle sewing machine working on a crossword puzzle. “There hasn’t been much to do lately because of clothing imports,” said Iparraguirre, who has worked

at Gamarra for the past five years. Gamarra hasn’t lost all of its customers: many items are still sold around Peru and across the region, including the United States. Millions of t-shirts, for example, have already been ordered by Brazilian vendors for the 2014 World Cup. But since July sales at Gamarra have dropped 50 percent compared to the previous year, and the merchants have lost nearly one-third of the market to cheap Chinese imports, according to Diogenes Alva, head of the main Gamarra business association. Arab and Italian immigrants were the first to set up textile shops in the area at the end of the 19th

century. Small merchants flocking to the area created a boom in the 1960s. The options are dizzying -- but even though prices are low, the price of Chinese garments are even lower. “We’ve lost 30,000 jobs in the last times, in great measure due to imports from China,” said Alva, with the local business group. Alva said that Chinese products are 40 percent cheaper than the Peruvian apparel, “making it very difficult to compete.” Thanks to the Free Trade Agreement with China, a kilo of shirts or t-shirts made with acrylic fabric is sold in Peru at a wholesale price of $5 or less, about three times cheaper

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than similar Peruvian items, which are mostly made of cotton. Merchants selling Chinese apparel however are smiling. “We offer more designs, the quality is very good and prices are lower,” said Graciela Noriega, a vendor at one Gamarra’s 150 clothing retail stores. David Chen, a Chinese businessman who arrived in Peru ten years ago looking for work, recently opened his own operation to import garments from Asia. “Business is going well because the Peruvian providers do not have enough products or accessories to offer,” Chen said. “They can’t compete with the prices of China or India.”

When the BDF was held for the first time in 2008, it included 32 countries. Now, in holding the sixth forum in 2013, the number of participants sharply increased to 86 countries. Therefore, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday that the scope of the Bali Democracy Forum has become broader as it gains greater international appreciation. “In its regional framework, the Bali Democracy Forum has been increasingly recognized and understood by the international community. The sixth forum this year is being attended, not only by countries in the AsiaPacific region, but also from Europe, Africa, and Central Asia,” Marty noted. The minister pointed out that during the forum, there was no place to assume that one country was superior in terms of democracy

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and politics, than another. According to Marty, one practical benefit that could be seen from the Bali Democracy forum was the participation of countries which previously experienced democratic fluctuations and transitions, such as Fiji and Madagascar. “The participation of Fiji and Madagascar in the forum can encourage us to go ahead with a democratic process that is moving in a better direction,” Marty noted. Meanwhile, former Foreign Affairs Minister Hassan Wirayuda, one of the creators of the Bali Democracy Forum, said the ideas presented at the forum have been increasingly heard throughout the world. “The issue of democracy in the past was hardly ever discussed, but now in its sixth year at the Bali Democracy Forum, the number of participants has become increasing signifi-

cant,” Wirayuda said. With similar ideas among its member countries, Wirayuda expressed his hope that the BDF would be able to contribute to world peace. The BDF gained wider recognition in 2012 when more countries sent delegates to attend the convention than in past years. Netherlands Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans suggested that all countries would take advantage of the BDF to make their democracies stronger. He noted that democracy is something that requires constant renewal. According to Timmermans, the development of Indonesian democracy has impressed the Dutch government, particularly President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s efforts in establishing democracy in the country. “We are very excited about the development of democracy in the ASEAN region, especially about the achievements of President Yudhoyono, who has had remarkable success in creating and conducting democracy in Indonesia,” Timmermans said.

NUSA DUA - Political analyst Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar said on Friday the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) had actively assisted several developing democracies, including Egypt and Myanmar. “We try to assist our close friends. We helped Egypt and Myanmar, who wanted to develop democracy through dialogue and training,” she claimed after an interactive session, “Building and Strengthening Democratic Institutions,” at the BDF VI here. Indonesia, Dewi said, shared information on ensuring good governance through democracy by accommodating people’s aspirations. She stated Indonesia, along with the ASEAN, supported the information transparency measures to be implemented in Myanmar through the BDF. “The BDF VI directly assisted Myanmar in developing democracy and transparency through the Institution for Peace and Democracy (IPD) established in 2008 as a facilitator to implement the BDF results on democracy,” Dewi said. She said the IPD had organized several training sessions on democracy for young leaders of political parties in Myanmar. Dewi remarked Indonesia, as the founder of the BDF, should keep developing democracy. “The developing democracies in other countries can help us understand the weaknesses and advantages of our democracy. We can learn democracy from other countries,” the Advisor to the IPD said. The IPD was created in 2008 at the first BDF to achieve the goals set by this BDF that discusses and shares issues related to democracy. Delegations from 81 countries and three international organizations participated in the BDF VI held on November 7 and 8. Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and several other heads of state attended the forum.

Marty blasted critism over wiretapping

NUSA DUA - Foreign minister Marty Natalegawa has blasted critics who accused Indonesia of being “soft” in its reaction to alleged wiretapping by the US and Australia. “Nothing was weak in a statement of rejection. Nothing was

weak in a statement of strong protest. We have said we would review our exchange of information with the two countries,” he said at a press conference, after closing the 6th Bali Democracy Forum here on Friday. He noted that the term “review” was full of meanings and significance in a diplomatic manner.

To review means conducting a continuing process until a solution is found, he said. Mutual trust with the two countries must be restored and improved, he added. “The ball is in the hands of the countries that have committed it, not in Indonesia,” he said. Marty, who earlier received

his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, said that Indonesia’s actions with Australia have always been based upon concerns to maintain the traditional good relations between the two countries. Indonesia has also asked for clarification from the US government with regard to its wiretapping facilities in its embassy in

Jakarta. Marty said if the facilities were confirmed, they did not only seriously violate security, but also diplomatic norms and ethics. News stories about wiretapping allegedly conducted by the US and Australia on Indonesia were reported in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald on October 31.


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Saudi police clash with foreign workers after visa raids Reuters

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This photo released on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 by the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show Sayyad-2 missiles prepared to be launched in an undisclosed location in Iran. Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan has inaugurated a missile production plant aimed at improving the country’s air defense capabilities.

Iran, world powers fail to clinch nuclear deal AFP

In Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pleaded for parliament’s backing in the negotiations while insisting that Iran would not abandon its nuclear rights, including uranium enrichment. Diplomats said significant progress had been made in three days of intense negotiations aimed at reaching agreement in the decade-long standoff. Hopes had soared for an impending deal after top world diplomats rushed to Geneva to join the talks, but faded after cracks began to show among world powers when France raised concerns. Emerging in the early hours of Sunday from a last-ditch negotiating session, EU diplomatic chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two sides had not been able to come together on a deal. “A lot of concrete progress has been achieved but some issues remain,” Ashton said. “Our objective is to reach a conclusion and that’s what we’ll come back to try to do.” Zarif said he was not discouraged by the failure of the talks, saying the meetings had taken place in a positive atmosphere and that he hoped to reach an agreement at the next talks. “I’m not disappointed at all,” Zarif said. “We are all on the same wavelength and that’s important... Actually I think we had a very

good, productive three days and it’s something we can build on to move forward,” he added. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was the first to reveal that the deal had failed, pre-empting the official announcement after the talks broke up. Fabius had earlier raised concerns that the proposal did not go far enough to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “The meetings in Geneva have made it possible to move forward, but we have not yet managed to conclude, because there are still some questions remaining to be dealt with,” Fabius said. He insisted that France wanted an agreement, despite claims from some officials that Paris had stymied efforts to reach a deal. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had cut short a Middle East tour to join the talks, said “significant progress” had been made. “There’s no question in my mind that we are closer now as we leave Geneva,” he said, adding

that Washington remained intent on ensuring that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon. “We came to Geneva determined to make certain that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. That remains our goal,” Kerry said. The talks involved the P5+1 group, which includes the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany. The draft deal said to be on the table could have seen Iran freeze parts of its nuclear programme in exchange for the easing of some of the sanctions that have battered its economy. The world powers in the talks suspect Iran’s programme is aimed at developing nuclear weapons, despite Tehran’s repeated denials. Rouhani -- whose election is widely credited with kickstarting the nuclear talks -- earlier urged world powers to seize what he called “an exceptional opportunity” for a deal.

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian police clashed with foreign workers in a poor district of Riyadh on Saturday, nearly a week into a visa crackdown in which thousands have been detained and one man killed by police. Security forces in riot gear fired into the air and used truncheons to disperse large crowds as scores of men ran through the streets, some throwing stones and other objects at cars and police, according to Reuters witnesses. Two people were killed of which one was a Saudi while the other one was unidentified, the Saudi police said in a statement late on Saturday after it detained 561 people involved in the disturbances in the Manfuhah neighbourhood of southern Riyadh. The police added that 68 people were injured. Most of the foreign workers involved in the clashes appeared to be Africans. In a previous statement, the police did not refer directly to Saturday’s clashes, or say how many had been injured or detained, but said that in light of “what has happened”, the authorities had designated a location for people to surrender voluntarily. Authorities this year said they would no longer turn a blind eye to foreign workers breaking visa rules by working for companies that had not sponsored their entry into the world’s top oil exporter. The intention is to end a black market for cheap imported workers, cut the foreign labour force, reduce the flow of remittances to other countries and make more private sector jobs available for Saudi citizens. A seven-month amnesty for foreigners to rectify their visa status without penalty or leave the country - which prompted an exodus of hundreds of thousands of foreigners - expired on Monday, prompting the start of the crackdown. Thousands have been arrested. On Wednesday, an Ethiopian was killed in a raid after he tried to grab a policeman’s weapon, the Arab News English-language daily reported on Friday. Many of those caught in raids on shops, marketplaces, businesses and low-income residential areas are likely to be deported. Many expatriate workers say they were unable to take advantage of the amnesty because of bureaucratic difficulties or disputes with their original sponsors.

Property... From page 1 Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ketut Rahyuda, said the land price in Bali was very expensive, so the benefits would be even greater if people were able to manage it well. The problem occurred in Bali was that the fertile and productive land would be used for property development. “The policy should be managed by Bali government in the Spatial Planning. Now, the green belt has been transformed into green concrete because Balinese people are now much easier to be seduced. Then, Balinese people will facilitate and simplify their assets into a car and more consumptive needs,” he explained. He admitted that it was difficult to control the mental of people easily seduced by materials. For example, if in a region the land price had reached the highest price of IDR 1 billion per 100 square meters local people would be tempted to sell their land. “The higher the price of land in Denpasar, the more bankrupt of people in Denpasar who owns a land,” he said. According to Rahyuda, such condition was inseparable from the increased tax rate, so that people could not afford the high taxes that should be paid. In short, the option would fall on selling the land. The policy of central government was awaited. According to Rahyuda, the government should issue a strict policy in managing the urban area and assets of the people. Otherwise, Bali would be destroyed and Balinese people would no longer survive in their home land. “The higher the tax burden imposed to people, the more bankrupt they will be because they cannot pay the taxes and will likely prefer to sell their land,” he said. Such condition was reinforced by rampant agricultural land conversion. The Bali Agriculture Agency recorded that in 1999 the extent of agricultural land in Bali reached 86,071 hectares. The figure showed a decline of 4,140 hectares or 81,931 hectares remaining in 2009. Most of the productive agricultural land was converted into tourist accommodation, residential and industrial areas. (kmb27/dgk)

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INDONESIA Indonesian army helicopter crashed

13 died, evacuation hindered by bad weather Agence France-Presse

TARAKAN - Thirteen people died when an Indonesian army helicopter carrying construction workers to build a military outpost crashed in the jungles of Borneo and burst into flames Saturday. The helicopter was carrying 19 crew and construction workers, as well as building materials, en route to the outpost in Malinau district, North Kalimantan province, near the Malaysian border. But as the aircraft came in to land, its back rotor blades suddenly started spinning out of control and the helicopter smashed into a cliff, said local military commander Dicky Wainal Usman. The Russian-made, Mi-17 aircraft was completely burnt out following the accident in the remote area, said military spokesman Iskandar Sitompul in Jakarta. It was just the latest deadly aircraft accident in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, which relies heavily on air transport to link its many islands but has one of Asia’s poorest aviation safety records. “Thirteen people died in the crash while the rest suffered burn injuries,” Sitompul told AFP.Wainal confirmed that six people survived, four of whom had serious burns and two had more minor burns. An army spokesman, Rukman Ahmad, said: “An Mi-17 helicopter was involved in an accident near outpost Bulan. It was carrying construction workers to build the outpost.” Eight of those who died were civilian construction workers, while five others were crew members, who were military personnel, said Sitompul. The aircraft had picked up the construction workers in Apau Ping village before heading to the outpost, which was nearby. The military will conduct an investigation and planned to search the area on Sunday morning, Wainal said. Bad Weather

He said that officials’ initial suspicion was that the helicopter, which had been in operation since 2010, crashed because of the rotor issue and bad weather. Indonesian rescuers on Sunday flew to the jungles of Borneo island to bring

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Paramedics and military personnel stand outside a ward where the survivors of an army helicopter that crashed during a mission to build a border post on Borneo island are being treated, at a military hospital in Tarakan, Indonesia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. back the bodies of 13 people killed when an army helicopter crashed and burst into flames a day earlier. Six people were also injured when the aircraft, carrying construction workers to build a military outpost, smashed into a cliff as it tried to land at the remote site near the Malaysian border.The start of the mission to retrieve the bodies was delayed for several hours Sunday by bad weather but clouds cleared later, allowing a helicopter to fly to the remote area. It was carrying mountaineering equipment so that rescuers -- mainly military and search and rescue agency personnel -- could reach the wreckage on a cliffside in Malinau district in North Kalimantan province. Rescuers quickly found 11 of the 13 bodies in the helicopter, which had been reduced to a charred wreck, and put them in body bags, military spokesman Legowo Jatmiko told AFP. “It’s bright and sunny now and rescuers said they did not face much of a problem. We believe we will be able to evacuate all the bodies today and airlift them” to Tarakan, a town in

northern Borneo, he added. Three other aircraft were on standby to help if needed.President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his “deep sorrow” at the deaths. “Hopefully the families of the soldiers and other victims will find fortitude in the face of this tragedy,” he said in a tweet. Jatmiko said rescuers must also retrieve the black box flight data recorders from the Russian-made Mi-17 aircraft, which was completely burnt out following the accident.Once the bodies have been evacuated, an investigation into the cause of the crash will begin. Eight of those killed were civilian construction workers and five were crew members, who were military personnel. The six survivors were still in hospital receiving treatment for burns.Borneo is a vast island shared between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, covered in lush jungle and home to rare animals such as orangutans. There have been numerous fatal air crashes over the years in Indonesia and some have involved military aircraft.

US mining giant faces fight with Indonesia Agence France-Presse

GRASBERG - High in the snow-capped mountains, the sight of tribesmen roaming in loincloths contrasts sharply with that of miners using hi-tech machinery to extract gold and copper ore at a huge USowned facility in remote Indonesia. The heavily-guarded complex is the resource-rich country’s biggest mine and has been a controversial presence for more than five decades -- accused of environmental devastation and extracting huge wealth while giving too little back to a poverty-wracked area. On a rare visit by the foreign media to Freeport McMoRan’s Grasberg complex in Papua province, AFP saw first-hand the challenge of mining at one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines, where thin oxygen makes it difficult for workers to breathe. The dangers that come hand-in-hand with the job were highlighted in May when a training tunnel collapsed, killing 28 miners. The company now faces a fight with the state as it looks to extend its contract at a time when emboldened politicians are taking aim at foreign miners with measures forcing them to leave more of their profits in the country. During the three-decade rule of dictator Suharto, which ended in 1998, Freeport had a relatively easy life and was showered with privileges. But 15 years on, Indonesia is transforming into a freewheeling democracy and booming economy, with mining firms among foreign companies under scrutiny in what critics say is a climate of rising economic nationalism. “There is the feeling that Freeport has taken a lot and has shared poorly with the local area,” said a government source familiar with ongoing negotiations to extend the mining giant’s contract. Authorities have demanded foreign miners give up full ownership of their mining assets in the country, pay higher taxes on mineral exports and build smelters in Indonesia instead of shipping ore abroad to be processed. “It’s as if I have rented a house for 20 years, but 10 years after it has all been agreed the owner comes to you and says ‘this is unfair, I must hike the rent’,” said Tony Wenas of the Indonesian Mining Association. ‘Overdue’ action

Freeport vigorously defends its operations in Indonesia, noting it is the single biggest taxpayer to the state. Ruby Seba, Freeport Indonesia vice president of technical affairs, said the company sought to get its contract extended to 2041 as it aims to build what it says will be the world’s biggest underground mine at Grasberg. “It wouldn’t be fair for us to put aside money to invest and suddenly have our contract severed,” he said. For many, government action to get more back from foreign companies is overdue, with Freeport seen as a symbol of foreign exploitation in Indonesia. “After more than 40 years of Freeport being in Indonesia, the tribes living in the area are still walking around naked,” Juli Parorrongan, a spokesman for the Freeport workers’ union, told AFP. Union head Sudiro, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, added: “It is ironic that in an area that is at the heart of Freeport’s success, most of its workers are still living in poor conditions and are dependent on loan sharks.” After years of criticism, the company has recently sought to be more open. Freeport says it has invested lavishly in Papua -- building an airstrip, health clinics and housing in villages that have been neglected by authorities. Nevertheless, there is little doubt over the environmental consequences of the Grasberg mine, which has produced vast quantities of grey “tailings” waste -- material left over from ore separation -- which stretch over an area of 230 square kilometres (90 miles) and have scarred the otherwise beautiful landscape of rugged Papua. Freeport insists that the tailings are harmless and is undertaking a project to grow plants, such as tomatoes, in the waste to back up its claim.


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Fighting Federer claws his way to semi-finals Reuters

LONDON - When Roger Federer hangs up his rackets his sublime artistry will be his lasting legacy but Saturday’s win over Juan Martin del Potro at the ATP World Tour Finals showed when the chips are down he can also fight like an alley cat.

Gili Biaha

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For most of Saturday’s Group B shootout for the right to play Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals, the 17-times grand slam champion was heading for the exit but the Swiss refused to budge under the Argentine’s brutal power and clawed out a thrilling 4-6 7-6(2) 7-5 win. It has not been a vintage season for Federer, who has dropped to world number seven, but he is ending it on something of a high and insists he will come out swinging when he faces world number one Nadal for a place in the final. “I feel very happy and very upbeat,” Federer, who was behind all the way against del Potro until 6-5 in the deciding set, told reporters. “I’ll give it one more big shot here tomorrow and hopefully I’ll make it to the finals.” Federer’s enthralling victory over del Potro sealed the runnersup spot in Group B behind Novak Djokovic who will face Federer’s compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in what could be a landmark day for Switzerland. Wawrinka would have enjoyed the sight of Djokovic grafting for more than two hours late on Saturday to beat Richard Gasquet 7-6(6) 4-6 6-3 in a dead rubber, albeit one that earned the Serb another

$142,000, 200 ranking points and extended his winning streak to 20 matches. Federer, who has won only two of his last nine matches against Nadal, will have to go up a notch after a display of wild fluctuations against del Potro, an opponent to whom he had lost three times in a row before a confidence-boosting victory at last week’s Paris Masters. An error-strewn first set saw him go 5-1 down and he always seemed to be fighting himself as well as his opponent before his class finally shone through. “There was a lot of coming from behind, trying to get back into the match, and it was amazing that I was able to pull it off,” a delighted Federer said. “I could never play free-flowing tennis. I fought hard, maybe got a bit lucky at times.” EXHILARATING COMEBACK The 32-year-old Swiss seemed to sacrifice substance for style as he casually lost serve twice in the opening set before an exhilarating comeback fell just short of repairing the damage. He seemed poised to get back to 5-5 but del Potro twice found huge first serves to save break points before pocketing the opening set. Six-times former champion

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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after winning against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Federer had only once fallen in the round-robin phase of the seasonending event in 11 previous appearances and never since it switched to its spectacular London setting in 2009. He found himself a break down

in the second set too but reeled off 12 consecutive points as the pendulum swung his way. He then played a majestic tiebreak to level. Inexplicably, Federer dipped again at the start of the deciding set when a netted forehand gave del

Potro a 2-0 lead. “I was really getting angry at myself, thinking how I could just play a loose game, why is this happening? I’m trying to focus so hard for it not to happen, and it did,” Federer said.

Pacers beat Nets to reach 7-0

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NEW YORK — Indiana recorded the best season start in franchise history by improving to 7-0 with a 96-91 win over Brooklyn on Saturday. Among the day’s other games, Jeff Green’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer lifted Boston over Miami, Cleveland also won a nail-biter by downing Philadelphia in double overtime, and the Los Angeles Clippers surged past Houston in the

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Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) scores against Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Barclays Center in New York. The Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 96-91.

second half. Indiana’s Paul George scored 24 points as the Pacers extended the NBA’s only undefeated record. David West added 18 points and hit the clinching free throws for the Pacers, who had won their first six games in 1970-71, when they played in the ABA. They have the longest winning streak to open an NBA season since both the Lakers and New Orleans were 8-0 in 2010-11, according to STATS. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 17 points for the Nets, who lost at home for the first time this season. Boston’s Jeff Green received a pass from Gerald Wallace in the right corner and unleashed his long shot over the hands of LeBron James for a memorable winner — which stood up after a video review — in the 111-110 victory over Miami. Wallace hit a layup with 1.6 seconds remaining and fouled Dwyane Wade

with 0.6 seconds remaining. Wade missed the first free throw and deliberately bounced the second attempt off the backboard. Green finished with 24 points and was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. Avery Bradley scored 17 points for the Celtics. James led Miami with 25 points and 10 assists. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 39 points and hit the winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cavaliers to a 127--125 win over Philadelphia. The Cavaliers called time out with 11.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime and the scores tied. Irving, who missed potential game-winning shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime, took the inbounds pass, avoided a double team near the top of the key, drove the lane and scored on a left-handed layin. Philadelphia called timeout, but the inbounds pass went out of bounds.


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Ronaldo nets 3 in Real’s 5-1 romp over Sociedad Associated Press Writer

BARCELONA, Spain — Cristiano Ronaldo netted another hat trick in Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, as the Portugal forward extended his scoring run to nine goals in his last four games. Ronaldo’s latest bundle of goals took him three past Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa as the leading scorer in the Spanish league with 16 through 13 rounds. Ronaldo also tops the Champions League with eight goals. “(Ronaldo) is playing on another level,” Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “He scores with such incredible ease. It’s tough to find words to describe him.” Madrid’s win pulled it to within two points of Atletico and three points behind league leader Barcelona before they have matches on Sunday. Ronaldo opened the scoring, adding another goal from the penalty spot and a third with a well-placed free kick. Karim Benzema also kept up his good form by scoring while Gareth Bale set up Sami Khedira for a goal. Ronaldo has eight multi-goal performances, including three hat tricks, in 17 matches for Madrid this season. He will hope to keep his streak going when Portugal plays Sweden in a two-leg playoff on Nov. 15 and 19

with only the winner qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. “It will be a very important tie for us,” Ronaldo said. “We want to be in the World Cup and we will try our hardest to get there.” Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao rallied past Levante 2-1 to provisionally move even on points with Villarreal in fourth place.Rayo Vallecano won 2-0 at Celta Vigo to escape last place and push Real Betis down into the cellar overnight. Elche, meanwhile, earned a 1-1 draw at Getafe to remain unbeaten in its last four away matches. Sociedad never stood a chance at the Santiago Bernabeu against a Madrid side that kept its attack firing away for a fourth straight game while finally shoring up a defense that had become penalty prone with five whistled against it in the previous three games. Ancelotti promised on Friday that his team would win over the demanding Bernabeu crowd by improving its style of play. A day later, the Italian

manager called his team’s first half “perfect.” Tough to argue with that. Ronaldo lashed a shot off the top of the crossbar in the eighth minute in a warning of what was to come. He then made sure not to miss in the 12th when Benzema spotted him switched to the right side of the attack with a floated pass that Ronaldo batted down and blasted by Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Ronaldo returned the favor four minutes later by dribbling down the left flank and squaring for Benzema to volley in his fourth goal in as many games. A stunned Sociedad helped concede the third goal when Ronaldo’s low shot hit Markel Bergara’s arm inside the area. Instead of drilling his spot kick, Ronaldo lured Bravo into diving to one side while he gently placed the ball down the middle. “Too many times we were just looking on,” said Antoine Griezmann, who scored Sociedad’s consolation goal.

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Nov. 9, 2013.

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Dortmund lose again while Bayern set new record Bayern Munich set an unbeaten record, Borussia Dortmund lost again, Bayer Leverkusen’s Son Heung-Min scored a hat-trick and there was goal line controversy as 27 goals were scored in six Bundesliga matches on Saturday. South Korea forward Son led Bayer Leverkusen to a 5-3 win over his former club Hamburg SV which pulled them level on points with secondplaced Dortmund in a match featuring calamitous defending and superb finishing by both sides. Dortmund, beaten 1-0 at home by Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, were sunk by a superb Ivica Olic strike in their 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg as last season’s runners-up showed worrying signs of a slump. Bayern Munich beat Augsburg 3-0 to set a Bundesliga record of 37 matches undefeated in what was their seventh straight home win and which increased their lead at the top to four points. Last season’s treble winners, who overhauled the record set by Hamburg 30 years ago, have not been beaten in the league since Oct. 28 last year when they lost 2-1 at Leverkusen. Bayern have 32 points from 12 games, four clear of Dortmund who are level with Leverkusen. Six points further back are Borussia Moenchengladbach whose 3-1 home victory over winless Nuremberg contained the goal line controversy. Bottom side Nuremberg were 2-1 down when Josip Drmic’s shot bounced down off the crossbar on to the line. Despite appeals, no goal was given and television replays were inconclusive. Drmic had put Nuremberg ahead after 21 minutes but Juan Arango levelled in the 72nd before a Niklas Stark own goal after 75 put the hosts in front. Patrick Hermann’s effort three minutes from time sealed the win.

At Wolfsburg, Dortmund went ahead in first-half stoppage time with a Marco Reus free kick. Ricardo Rodriguez equalised for the Wolves from a free kick in a thrilling second period before Olic scored the winner with a superb curling effort while Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had two penalty appeals turned down. “It was a game with, let’s say, lots of players on the floor and lots of free kicks. In some situations, everything went against us,” said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp. “They could have given us one of the two penalties.” Unheralded Leverkusen suggested they could be Bayern’s biggest challengers this season after winning an eight-goal humdinger against former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk’s Hamburg. Son, who joined Leverkusen from Hamburg this season, scored two superbly-taken goals in the first 16 minutes, Maximilian Beister pulled one back for Hamburg and Pierre-Michael Lasogga levelled in the 50th minute. Son put Sami Hyppia’s Leverkusen back in front five minutes later with another coolly-taken goal and set up a fourth for Stefan Kiessling to extend Leverkusen’s lead after Hamburg gave the ball away. Lasogga pulled another back, his eighth of the season, after Son lost possession near the corner flag, but Gonzalo Castro wrapped up the game in the 89th minute by chipping Rene Adler after Hamburg were again caught on the break. “We lost this game through our own mistakes,” said van Marwijk, who put his head in his hands in exasperation after the last two Leverkusen goals.

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Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o, center, celebrates with fans and teammates after scoring against West Bromwich Albion during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

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LONDON - Chelsea’s Eden Hazard scored a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and preserve Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten home Premier League record. Referee Andre Marriner was surrounded by furious West Brom players after Brazilian midfielder Ramires went down under what appeared to be an innocuous challenge from Steven Reid. Belgian international Hazard, fined and left out of the squad for the Champions League match with Schalke 04 by Mourinho for losing his passport, returning from France late and missing a training session, made amends by keeping his cool to score. The draw took Mourinho’s unbeaten home league record at Stamford Bridge to 66 matches following 60 unbeaten games in his first spell there between 2004 and 2007. However, his team could hardly have left it any later with West Brom seconds away from their first league win at Stamford Bridge since 1978. Although Chelsea blew the chance to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to two points, Liverpool

made no mistake, crushing a woeful Fulham side 4-0 at Anfield to move up to second. Southampton were the other big winners, beating Hull City 4-1 at St Mary’s to go third. Arsenal, who play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, top the table with 25 points from 10 matches, followed by Liverpool on 23, Southampton with 22, and Chelsea on 21. Everton, who drew 0-0 at bottom side Crystal Palace, and Tottenham Hotspur, who play Newcastle United at home on Sunday, both have 20 points. MOURNHO CONVINCED

Mourinho told Sky Sports he was convinced it was a penalty. “When a penalty comes in the last minute of stoppage time it is always a dramatic situation. But I am sure it was a penalty. “I have watched it on the screen after the match from different angles and different speeds and there is no doubt it was a penalty. “We should have had a free-kick when West Bromwich scored their second goal so if someone should be upset with the referee it is Chelsea,” he added. “I just know it’s hard when you get a penalty against you

in the last minute and you are winning the game it is hard to accept.” Reid told Sky he thought the penalty was harsh. “It was very soft. There was obviously contact there but it was a fair shoulder-to-shoulder challenge and Ramires has gone to ground very easily,” he said. West Brom manager Steve Clarke, 11 years a Chelsea player and Mourinho’s former assistant at the Bridge, was angry about the decision, even though Mourinho kissed him on the cheek at the end of the game. It was not a penalty. I am sad, I am angry. But I am also very proud of my players because we were magnificent today and we deserved to get the three points and if we play like that for the rest of the season we’ll be good. “(Jose) has to say its a penalty. He’s in the opposition dugout. We had a great chance to make it 3-1 before the non-penalty. It is ridiculous to have to take that, because it wasn’t a penalty.” Samuel Eto’o put Chelsea ahead shortly before halftime but goals from Shane Long and Stephane Sessegnon in an eightminute spell midway through the second period gave West Brom a lead they held until the dying embers of the match.

TURIN - Inter Milan earned a 2-0 victory over Livorno thanks to a howler from visiting goalkeeper Francesco Bardi, who is on loan from the San Siro club, and a late Yuto Nagatomo strike in Serie A on Saturday. Bardi patted a simple-looking Jonathan cross into his own net after half-an-hour before Nagatomo sealed the points in added time for Walter Mazzari’s Inter, who welcomed back 40-year-old Javier Zanetti after seven months out injured. Inter move on to 25 points but stay fourth six points adrift of unbeaten leaders AS Roma, who host Sassuolo on Sunday (1400 GMT), and three behind Napoli and Juventus, who meet also on Sunday in Turin (1945 GMT). Livorno remain 14th on 12 points. The Inter fans paid tribute to club president Massimo Moratti, who recently sold a controlling stake to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir, but saved the loudest cheer of the night for Zanetti who came on with eight minutes left. “It’s really emotional. Making a comeback at 40-years-old isn’t easy,” said Zanetti, who has been sidelined since April with an Achilles tendon injury. “I’ve said since the day of my operation I wanted at least one more game in front of my fans. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.” Inter took the lead with a comical own goal. There seemed no danger when Jonathan whipped in a low cross that looked too close to Bardi to cause any problems but as the keeper stretched down to collect the ball he knocked it backwards into the net. Zanetti, who came off the bench to rapturous applause, started the move which led to Inter’s late second goal, feeding the ball to Kovacic who showed great skill in setting up Nagatomo. The Japanese midfielder squeezed his shot past Bardi as he moved Inter to 29 goals for the season, equalling the club record after 12 matches set by the Ronaldo-era side and Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning team. A Maxi Lopez penalty in the 30th minute saw Catania beat Udinese 1-0 in a match that left the visitors furious about two spot kicks denied them after Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Nicola Legrottaglie both appeared to handle the ball. The win was Catania’s first under new manager Gigi De Canio and sees them move on to nine points, level with Sassuolo and Sampdoria, although they remain second-bottom in the table.

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Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, of Japan, scores a goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Livorno at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.


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Ronaldo nets 3 in Real’s 5-1 romp over Sociedad Associated Press Writer

BARCELONA, Spain — Cristiano Ronaldo netted another hat trick in Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, as the Portugal forward extended his scoring run to nine goals in his last four games. Ronaldo’s latest bundle of goals took him three past Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa as the leading scorer in the Spanish league with 16 through 13 rounds. Ronaldo also tops the Champions League with eight goals. “(Ronaldo) is playing on another level,” Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “He scores with such incredible ease. It’s tough to find words to describe him.” Madrid’s win pulled it to within two points of Atletico and three points behind league leader Barcelona before they have matches on Sunday. Ronaldo opened the scoring, adding another goal from the penalty spot and a third with a well-placed free kick. Karim Benzema also kept up his good form by scoring while Gareth Bale set up Sami Khedira for a goal. Ronaldo has eight multi-goal performances, including three hat tricks, in 17 matches for Madrid this season. He will hope to keep his streak going when Portugal plays Sweden in a two-leg playoff on Nov. 15 and 19

with only the winner qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. “It will be a very important tie for us,” Ronaldo said. “We want to be in the World Cup and we will try our hardest to get there.” Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao rallied past Levante 2-1 to provisionally move even on points with Villarreal in fourth place.Rayo Vallecano won 2-0 at Celta Vigo to escape last place and push Real Betis down into the cellar overnight. Elche, meanwhile, earned a 1-1 draw at Getafe to remain unbeaten in its last four away matches. Sociedad never stood a chance at the Santiago Bernabeu against a Madrid side that kept its attack firing away for a fourth straight game while finally shoring up a defense that had become penalty prone with five whistled against it in the previous three games. Ancelotti promised on Friday that his team would win over the demanding Bernabeu crowd by improving its style of play. A day later, the Italian

manager called his team’s first half “perfect.” Tough to argue with that. Ronaldo lashed a shot off the top of the crossbar in the eighth minute in a warning of what was to come. He then made sure not to miss in the 12th when Benzema spotted him switched to the right side of the attack with a floated pass that Ronaldo batted down and blasted by Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Ronaldo returned the favor four minutes later by dribbling down the left flank and squaring for Benzema to volley in his fourth goal in as many games. A stunned Sociedad helped concede the third goal when Ronaldo’s low shot hit Markel Bergara’s arm inside the area. Instead of drilling his spot kick, Ronaldo lured Bravo into diving to one side while he gently placed the ball down the middle. “Too many times we were just looking on,” said Antoine Griezmann, who scored Sociedad’s consolation goal.

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal celebrates his third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Nov. 9, 2013.

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Dortmund lose again while Bayern set new record Bayern Munich set an unbeaten record, Borussia Dortmund lost again, Bayer Leverkusen’s Son Heung-Min scored a hat-trick and there was goal line controversy as 27 goals were scored in six Bundesliga matches on Saturday. South Korea forward Son led Bayer Leverkusen to a 5-3 win over his former club Hamburg SV which pulled them level on points with secondplaced Dortmund in a match featuring calamitous defending and superb finishing by both sides. Dortmund, beaten 1-0 at home by Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, were sunk by a superb Ivica Olic strike in their 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg as last season’s runners-up showed worrying signs of a slump. Bayern Munich beat Augsburg 3-0 to set a Bundesliga record of 37 matches undefeated in what was their seventh straight home win and which increased their lead at the top to four points. Last season’s treble winners, who overhauled the record set by Hamburg 30 years ago, have not been beaten in the league since Oct. 28 last year when they lost 2-1 at Leverkusen. Bayern have 32 points from 12 games, four clear of Dortmund who are level with Leverkusen. Six points further back are Borussia Moenchengladbach whose 3-1 home victory over winless Nuremberg contained the goal line controversy. Bottom side Nuremberg were 2-1 down when Josip Drmic’s shot bounced down off the crossbar on to the line. Despite appeals, no goal was given and television replays were inconclusive. Drmic had put Nuremberg ahead after 21 minutes but Juan Arango levelled in the 72nd before a Niklas Stark own goal after 75 put the hosts in front. Patrick Hermann’s effort three minutes from time sealed the win.

At Wolfsburg, Dortmund went ahead in first-half stoppage time with a Marco Reus free kick. Ricardo Rodriguez equalised for the Wolves from a free kick in a thrilling second period before Olic scored the winner with a superb curling effort while Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had two penalty appeals turned down. “It was a game with, let’s say, lots of players on the floor and lots of free kicks. In some situations, everything went against us,” said Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp. “They could have given us one of the two penalties.” Unheralded Leverkusen suggested they could be Bayern’s biggest challengers this season after winning an eight-goal humdinger against former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk’s Hamburg. Son, who joined Leverkusen from Hamburg this season, scored two superbly-taken goals in the first 16 minutes, Maximilian Beister pulled one back for Hamburg and Pierre-Michael Lasogga levelled in the 50th minute. Son put Sami Hyppia’s Leverkusen back in front five minutes later with another coolly-taken goal and set up a fourth for Stefan Kiessling to extend Leverkusen’s lead after Hamburg gave the ball away. Lasogga pulled another back, his eighth of the season, after Son lost possession near the corner flag, but Gonzalo Castro wrapped up the game in the 89th minute by chipping Rene Adler after Hamburg were again caught on the break. “We lost this game through our own mistakes,” said van Marwijk, who put his head in his hands in exasperation after the last two Leverkusen goals.

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Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o, center, celebrates with fans and teammates after scoring against West Bromwich Albion during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Chelsea survive, Liverpool and Saints shine Reuters

LONDON - Chelsea’s Eden Hazard scored a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and preserve Jose Mourinho’s unbeaten home Premier League record. Referee Andre Marriner was surrounded by furious West Brom players after Brazilian midfielder Ramires went down under what appeared to be an innocuous challenge from Steven Reid. Belgian international Hazard, fined and left out of the squad for the Champions League match with Schalke 04 by Mourinho for losing his passport, returning from France late and missing a training session, made amends by keeping his cool to score. The draw took Mourinho’s unbeaten home league record at Stamford Bridge to 66 matches following 60 unbeaten games in his first spell there between 2004 and 2007. However, his team could hardly have left it any later with West Brom seconds away from their first league win at Stamford Bridge since 1978. Although Chelsea blew the chance to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to two points, Liverpool

made no mistake, crushing a woeful Fulham side 4-0 at Anfield to move up to second. Southampton were the other big winners, beating Hull City 4-1 at St Mary’s to go third. Arsenal, who play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, top the table with 25 points from 10 matches, followed by Liverpool on 23, Southampton with 22, and Chelsea on 21. Everton, who drew 0-0 at bottom side Crystal Palace, and Tottenham Hotspur, who play Newcastle United at home on Sunday, both have 20 points. MOURNHO CONVINCED

Mourinho told Sky Sports he was convinced it was a penalty. “When a penalty comes in the last minute of stoppage time it is always a dramatic situation. But I am sure it was a penalty. “I have watched it on the screen after the match from different angles and different speeds and there is no doubt it was a penalty. “We should have had a free-kick when West Bromwich scored their second goal so if someone should be upset with the referee it is Chelsea,” he added. “I just know it’s hard when you get a penalty against you

in the last minute and you are winning the game it is hard to accept.” Reid told Sky he thought the penalty was harsh. “It was very soft. There was obviously contact there but it was a fair shoulder-to-shoulder challenge and Ramires has gone to ground very easily,” he said. West Brom manager Steve Clarke, 11 years a Chelsea player and Mourinho’s former assistant at the Bridge, was angry about the decision, even though Mourinho kissed him on the cheek at the end of the game. It was not a penalty. I am sad, I am angry. But I am also very proud of my players because we were magnificent today and we deserved to get the three points and if we play like that for the rest of the season we’ll be good. “(Jose) has to say its a penalty. He’s in the opposition dugout. We had a great chance to make it 3-1 before the non-penalty. It is ridiculous to have to take that, because it wasn’t a penalty.” Samuel Eto’o put Chelsea ahead shortly before halftime but goals from Shane Long and Stephane Sessegnon in an eightminute spell midway through the second period gave West Brom a lead they held until the dying embers of the match.

TURIN - Inter Milan earned a 2-0 victory over Livorno thanks to a howler from visiting goalkeeper Francesco Bardi, who is on loan from the San Siro club, and a late Yuto Nagatomo strike in Serie A on Saturday. Bardi patted a simple-looking Jonathan cross into his own net after half-an-hour before Nagatomo sealed the points in added time for Walter Mazzari’s Inter, who welcomed back 40-year-old Javier Zanetti after seven months out injured. Inter move on to 25 points but stay fourth six points adrift of unbeaten leaders AS Roma, who host Sassuolo on Sunday (1400 GMT), and three behind Napoli and Juventus, who meet also on Sunday in Turin (1945 GMT). Livorno remain 14th on 12 points. The Inter fans paid tribute to club president Massimo Moratti, who recently sold a controlling stake to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir, but saved the loudest cheer of the night for Zanetti who came on with eight minutes left. “It’s really emotional. Making a comeback at 40-years-old isn’t easy,” said Zanetti, who has been sidelined since April with an Achilles tendon injury. “I’ve said since the day of my operation I wanted at least one more game in front of my fans. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.” Inter took the lead with a comical own goal. There seemed no danger when Jonathan whipped in a low cross that looked too close to Bardi to cause any problems but as the keeper stretched down to collect the ball he knocked it backwards into the net. Zanetti, who came off the bench to rapturous applause, started the move which led to Inter’s late second goal, feeding the ball to Kovacic who showed great skill in setting up Nagatomo. The Japanese midfielder squeezed his shot past Bardi as he moved Inter to 29 goals for the season, equalling the club record after 12 matches set by the Ronaldo-era side and Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning team. A Maxi Lopez penalty in the 30th minute saw Catania beat Udinese 1-0 in a match that left the visitors furious about two spot kicks denied them after Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Nicola Legrottaglie both appeared to handle the ball. The win was Catania’s first under new manager Gigi De Canio and sees them move on to nine points, level with Sassuolo and Sampdoria, although they remain second-bottom in the table.

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Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, of Japan, scores a goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Livorno at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.


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Fighting Federer claws his way to semi-finals Reuters

LONDON - When Roger Federer hangs up his rackets his sublime artistry will be his lasting legacy but Saturday’s win over Juan Martin del Potro at the ATP World Tour Finals showed when the chips are down he can also fight like an alley cat.

Gili Biaha

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For most of Saturday’s Group B shootout for the right to play Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals, the 17-times grand slam champion was heading for the exit but the Swiss refused to budge under the Argentine’s brutal power and clawed out a thrilling 4-6 7-6(2) 7-5 win. It has not been a vintage season for Federer, who has dropped to world number seven, but he is ending it on something of a high and insists he will come out swinging when he faces world number one Nadal for a place in the final. “I feel very happy and very upbeat,” Federer, who was behind all the way against del Potro until 6-5 in the deciding set, told reporters. “I’ll give it one more big shot here tomorrow and hopefully I’ll make it to the finals.” Federer’s enthralling victory over del Potro sealed the runnersup spot in Group B behind Novak Djokovic who will face Federer’s compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in what could be a landmark day for Switzerland. Wawrinka would have enjoyed the sight of Djokovic grafting for more than two hours late on Saturday to beat Richard Gasquet 7-6(6) 4-6 6-3 in a dead rubber, albeit one that earned the Serb another

$142,000, 200 ranking points and extended his winning streak to 20 matches. Federer, who has won only two of his last nine matches against Nadal, will have to go up a notch after a display of wild fluctuations against del Potro, an opponent to whom he had lost three times in a row before a confidence-boosting victory at last week’s Paris Masters. An error-strewn first set saw him go 5-1 down and he always seemed to be fighting himself as well as his opponent before his class finally shone through. “There was a lot of coming from behind, trying to get back into the match, and it was amazing that I was able to pull it off,” a delighted Federer said. “I could never play free-flowing tennis. I fought hard, maybe got a bit lucky at times.” EXHILARATING COMEBACK The 32-year-old Swiss seemed to sacrifice substance for style as he casually lost serve twice in the opening set before an exhilarating comeback fell just short of repairing the damage. He seemed poised to get back to 5-5 but del Potro twice found huge first serves to save break points before pocketing the opening set. Six-times former champion

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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after winning against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Federer had only once fallen in the round-robin phase of the seasonending event in 11 previous appearances and never since it switched to its spectacular London setting in 2009. He found himself a break down

in the second set too but reeled off 12 consecutive points as the pendulum swung his way. He then played a majestic tiebreak to level. Inexplicably, Federer dipped again at the start of the deciding set when a netted forehand gave del

Potro a 2-0 lead. “I was really getting angry at myself, thinking how I could just play a loose game, why is this happening? I’m trying to focus so hard for it not to happen, and it did,” Federer said.

Pacers beat Nets to reach 7-0

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NEW YORK — Indiana recorded the best season start in franchise history by improving to 7-0 with a 96-91 win over Brooklyn on Saturday. Among the day’s other games, Jeff Green’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer lifted Boston over Miami, Cleveland also won a nail-biter by downing Philadelphia in double overtime, and the Los Angeles Clippers surged past Houston in the

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Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) scores against Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Barclays Center in New York. The Indiana Pacers defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 96-91.

second half. Indiana’s Paul George scored 24 points as the Pacers extended the NBA’s only undefeated record. David West added 18 points and hit the clinching free throws for the Pacers, who had won their first six games in 1970-71, when they played in the ABA. They have the longest winning streak to open an NBA season since both the Lakers and New Orleans were 8-0 in 2010-11, according to STATS. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 17 points for the Nets, who lost at home for the first time this season. Boston’s Jeff Green received a pass from Gerald Wallace in the right corner and unleashed his long shot over the hands of LeBron James for a memorable winner — which stood up after a video review — in the 111-110 victory over Miami. Wallace hit a layup with 1.6 seconds remaining and fouled Dwyane Wade

with 0.6 seconds remaining. Wade missed the first free throw and deliberately bounced the second attempt off the backboard. Green finished with 24 points and was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. Avery Bradley scored 17 points for the Celtics. James led Miami with 25 points and 10 assists. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 39 points and hit the winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cavaliers to a 127--125 win over Philadelphia. The Cavaliers called time out with 11.3 seconds remaining in the second overtime and the scores tied. Irving, who missed potential game-winning shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime, took the inbounds pass, avoided a double team near the top of the key, drove the lane and scored on a left-handed layin. Philadelphia called timeout, but the inbounds pass went out of bounds.


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Saudi police clash with foreign workers after visa raids Reuters

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This photo released on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 by the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show Sayyad-2 missiles prepared to be launched in an undisclosed location in Iran. Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan has inaugurated a missile production plant aimed at improving the country’s air defense capabilities.

Iran, world powers fail to clinch nuclear deal AFP

In Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pleaded for parliament’s backing in the negotiations while insisting that Iran would not abandon its nuclear rights, including uranium enrichment. Diplomats said significant progress had been made in three days of intense negotiations aimed at reaching agreement in the decade-long standoff. Hopes had soared for an impending deal after top world diplomats rushed to Geneva to join the talks, but faded after cracks began to show among world powers when France raised concerns. Emerging in the early hours of Sunday from a last-ditch negotiating session, EU diplomatic chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the two sides had not been able to come together on a deal. “A lot of concrete progress has been achieved but some issues remain,” Ashton said. “Our objective is to reach a conclusion and that’s what we’ll come back to try to do.” Zarif said he was not discouraged by the failure of the talks, saying the meetings had taken place in a positive atmosphere and that he hoped to reach an agreement at the next talks. “I’m not disappointed at all,” Zarif said. “We are all on the same wavelength and that’s important... Actually I think we had a very

good, productive three days and it’s something we can build on to move forward,” he added. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was the first to reveal that the deal had failed, pre-empting the official announcement after the talks broke up. Fabius had earlier raised concerns that the proposal did not go far enough to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “The meetings in Geneva have made it possible to move forward, but we have not yet managed to conclude, because there are still some questions remaining to be dealt with,” Fabius said. He insisted that France wanted an agreement, despite claims from some officials that Paris had stymied efforts to reach a deal. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had cut short a Middle East tour to join the talks, said “significant progress” had been made. “There’s no question in my mind that we are closer now as we leave Geneva,” he said, adding

that Washington remained intent on ensuring that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon. “We came to Geneva determined to make certain that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. That remains our goal,” Kerry said. The talks involved the P5+1 group, which includes the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany. The draft deal said to be on the table could have seen Iran freeze parts of its nuclear programme in exchange for the easing of some of the sanctions that have battered its economy. The world powers in the talks suspect Iran’s programme is aimed at developing nuclear weapons, despite Tehran’s repeated denials. Rouhani -- whose election is widely credited with kickstarting the nuclear talks -- earlier urged world powers to seize what he called “an exceptional opportunity” for a deal.

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian police clashed with foreign workers in a poor district of Riyadh on Saturday, nearly a week into a visa crackdown in which thousands have been detained and one man killed by police. Security forces in riot gear fired into the air and used truncheons to disperse large crowds as scores of men ran through the streets, some throwing stones and other objects at cars and police, according to Reuters witnesses. Two people were killed of which one was a Saudi while the other one was unidentified, the Saudi police said in a statement late on Saturday after it detained 561 people involved in the disturbances in the Manfuhah neighbourhood of southern Riyadh. The police added that 68 people were injured. Most of the foreign workers involved in the clashes appeared to be Africans. In a previous statement, the police did not refer directly to Saturday’s clashes, or say how many had been injured or detained, but said that in light of “what has happened”, the authorities had designated a location for people to surrender voluntarily. Authorities this year said they would no longer turn a blind eye to foreign workers breaking visa rules by working for companies that had not sponsored their entry into the world’s top oil exporter. The intention is to end a black market for cheap imported workers, cut the foreign labour force, reduce the flow of remittances to other countries and make more private sector jobs available for Saudi citizens. A seven-month amnesty for foreigners to rectify their visa status without penalty or leave the country - which prompted an exodus of hundreds of thousands of foreigners - expired on Monday, prompting the start of the crackdown. Thousands have been arrested. On Wednesday, an Ethiopian was killed in a raid after he tried to grab a policeman’s weapon, the Arab News English-language daily reported on Friday. Many of those caught in raids on shops, marketplaces, businesses and low-income residential areas are likely to be deported. Many expatriate workers say they were unable to take advantage of the amnesty because of bureaucratic difficulties or disputes with their original sponsors.

Property... From page 1 Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) of Bali Chapter, Prof. Dr. Ketut Rahyuda, said the land price in Bali was very expensive, so the benefits would be even greater if people were able to manage it well. The problem occurred in Bali was that the fertile and productive land would be used for property development. “The policy should be managed by Bali government in the Spatial Planning. Now, the green belt has been transformed into green concrete because Balinese people are now much easier to be seduced. Then, Balinese people will facilitate and simplify their assets into a car and more consumptive needs,” he explained. He admitted that it was difficult to control the mental of people easily seduced by materials. For example, if in a region the land price had reached the highest price of IDR 1 billion per 100 square meters local people would be tempted to sell their land. “The higher the price of land in Denpasar, the more bankrupt of people in Denpasar who owns a land,” he said. According to Rahyuda, such condition was inseparable from the increased tax rate, so that people could not afford the high taxes that should be paid. In short, the option would fall on selling the land. The policy of central government was awaited. According to Rahyuda, the government should issue a strict policy in managing the urban area and assets of the people. Otherwise, Bali would be destroyed and Balinese people would no longer survive in their home land. “The higher the tax burden imposed to people, the more bankrupt they will be because they cannot pay the taxes and will likely prefer to sell their land,” he said. Such condition was reinforced by rampant agricultural land conversion. The Bali Agriculture Agency recorded that in 1999 the extent of agricultural land in Bali reached 86,071 hectares. The figure showed a decline of 4,140 hectares or 81,931 hectares remaining in 2009. Most of the productive agricultural land was converted into tourist accommodation, residential and industrial areas. (kmb27/dgk)

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INDONESIA Indonesian army helicopter crashed

13 died, evacuation hindered by bad weather Agence France-Presse

TARAKAN - Thirteen people died when an Indonesian army helicopter carrying construction workers to build a military outpost crashed in the jungles of Borneo and burst into flames Saturday. The helicopter was carrying 19 crew and construction workers, as well as building materials, en route to the outpost in Malinau district, North Kalimantan province, near the Malaysian border. But as the aircraft came in to land, its back rotor blades suddenly started spinning out of control and the helicopter smashed into a cliff, said local military commander Dicky Wainal Usman. The Russian-made, Mi-17 aircraft was completely burnt out following the accident in the remote area, said military spokesman Iskandar Sitompul in Jakarta. It was just the latest deadly aircraft accident in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, which relies heavily on air transport to link its many islands but has one of Asia’s poorest aviation safety records. “Thirteen people died in the crash while the rest suffered burn injuries,” Sitompul told AFP.Wainal confirmed that six people survived, four of whom had serious burns and two had more minor burns. An army spokesman, Rukman Ahmad, said: “An Mi-17 helicopter was involved in an accident near outpost Bulan. It was carrying construction workers to build the outpost.” Eight of those who died were civilian construction workers, while five others were crew members, who were military personnel, said Sitompul. The aircraft had picked up the construction workers in Apau Ping village before heading to the outpost, which was nearby. The military will conduct an investigation and planned to search the area on Sunday morning, Wainal said. Bad Weather

He said that officials’ initial suspicion was that the helicopter, which had been in operation since 2010, crashed because of the rotor issue and bad weather. Indonesian rescuers on Sunday flew to the jungles of Borneo island to bring

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Paramedics and military personnel stand outside a ward where the survivors of an army helicopter that crashed during a mission to build a border post on Borneo island are being treated, at a military hospital in Tarakan, Indonesia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. back the bodies of 13 people killed when an army helicopter crashed and burst into flames a day earlier. Six people were also injured when the aircraft, carrying construction workers to build a military outpost, smashed into a cliff as it tried to land at the remote site near the Malaysian border.The start of the mission to retrieve the bodies was delayed for several hours Sunday by bad weather but clouds cleared later, allowing a helicopter to fly to the remote area. It was carrying mountaineering equipment so that rescuers -- mainly military and search and rescue agency personnel -- could reach the wreckage on a cliffside in Malinau district in North Kalimantan province. Rescuers quickly found 11 of the 13 bodies in the helicopter, which had been reduced to a charred wreck, and put them in body bags, military spokesman Legowo Jatmiko told AFP. “It’s bright and sunny now and rescuers said they did not face much of a problem. We believe we will be able to evacuate all the bodies today and airlift them” to Tarakan, a town in

northern Borneo, he added. Three other aircraft were on standby to help if needed.President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his “deep sorrow” at the deaths. “Hopefully the families of the soldiers and other victims will find fortitude in the face of this tragedy,” he said in a tweet. Jatmiko said rescuers must also retrieve the black box flight data recorders from the Russian-made Mi-17 aircraft, which was completely burnt out following the accident.Once the bodies have been evacuated, an investigation into the cause of the crash will begin. Eight of those killed were civilian construction workers and five were crew members, who were military personnel. The six survivors were still in hospital receiving treatment for burns.Borneo is a vast island shared between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, covered in lush jungle and home to rare animals such as orangutans. There have been numerous fatal air crashes over the years in Indonesia and some have involved military aircraft.

US mining giant faces fight with Indonesia Agence France-Presse

GRASBERG - High in the snow-capped mountains, the sight of tribesmen roaming in loincloths contrasts sharply with that of miners using hi-tech machinery to extract gold and copper ore at a huge USowned facility in remote Indonesia. The heavily-guarded complex is the resource-rich country’s biggest mine and has been a controversial presence for more than five decades -- accused of environmental devastation and extracting huge wealth while giving too little back to a poverty-wracked area. On a rare visit by the foreign media to Freeport McMoRan’s Grasberg complex in Papua province, AFP saw first-hand the challenge of mining at one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines, where thin oxygen makes it difficult for workers to breathe. The dangers that come hand-in-hand with the job were highlighted in May when a training tunnel collapsed, killing 28 miners. The company now faces a fight with the state as it looks to extend its contract at a time when emboldened politicians are taking aim at foreign miners with measures forcing them to leave more of their profits in the country. During the three-decade rule of dictator Suharto, which ended in 1998, Freeport had a relatively easy life and was showered with privileges. But 15 years on, Indonesia is transforming into a freewheeling democracy and booming economy, with mining firms among foreign companies under scrutiny in what critics say is a climate of rising economic nationalism. “There is the feeling that Freeport has taken a lot and has shared poorly with the local area,” said a government source familiar with ongoing negotiations to extend the mining giant’s contract. Authorities have demanded foreign miners give up full ownership of their mining assets in the country, pay higher taxes on mineral exports and build smelters in Indonesia instead of shipping ore abroad to be processed. “It’s as if I have rented a house for 20 years, but 10 years after it has all been agreed the owner comes to you and says ‘this is unfair, I must hike the rent’,” said Tony Wenas of the Indonesian Mining Association. ‘Overdue’ action

Freeport vigorously defends its operations in Indonesia, noting it is the single biggest taxpayer to the state. Ruby Seba, Freeport Indonesia vice president of technical affairs, said the company sought to get its contract extended to 2041 as it aims to build what it says will be the world’s biggest underground mine at Grasberg. “It wouldn’t be fair for us to put aside money to invest and suddenly have our contract severed,” he said. For many, government action to get more back from foreign companies is overdue, with Freeport seen as a symbol of foreign exploitation in Indonesia. “After more than 40 years of Freeport being in Indonesia, the tribes living in the area are still walking around naked,” Juli Parorrongan, a spokesman for the Freeport workers’ union, told AFP. Union head Sudiro, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, added: “It is ironic that in an area that is at the heart of Freeport’s success, most of its workers are still living in poor conditions and are dependent on loan sharks.” After years of criticism, the company has recently sought to be more open. Freeport says it has invested lavishly in Papua -- building an airstrip, health clinics and housing in villages that have been neglected by authorities. Nevertheless, there is little doubt over the environmental consequences of the Grasberg mine, which has produced vast quantities of grey “tailings” waste -- material left over from ore separation -- which stretch over an area of 230 square kilometres (90 miles) and have scarred the otherwise beautiful landscape of rugged Papua. Freeport insists that the tailings are harmless and is undertaking a project to grow plants, such as tomatoes, in the waste to back up its claim.


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Twitter IPO highlights bumpy week for US stocks

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Agence France-Presse

NEW YORK CITY - Twitter held center stage on Wall Street in a week of rocky trade that ultimately held up against sell-offs of bubbly tech shares to produce a new Dow record. Twitter’s long-awaited IPO dazzled the market as the company jacked up its first offer price by one-third to answer demand, only to see the shares still rocket almost 73 percent on the opening day, and largely hold up Friday. The markets overall went in the opposite direction Thursday, yet rebounded 24 hours later buoyed by strong economic data, despite the suggestion that it could spell earlier policy tightening by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the week at a new high of 15,761.78, up 0.9 percent for the period. The S&P 500 ended a bare point below its record at 1,770.61, for a gain of 0.5 percent in the week. The Nasdaq meanwhile struggled on the sell-off of tech stocks Tesla and Facebook -- with some investors rotating into Twitter -- to lose 0.1 percent overall at 3,919.23. Twitter, the micro-messaging platform used by more than 230 million people and companies, captured the market’s attention with its initial public offer.

The largest of a growing flood of IPOs taking advantage of easy investor cash, the company originally proposed an issue price of $17-$20. But as demand for the 70 million shares soared, it punched the price up to $23-$25 and then finally $26, collecting $1.8 billion. When they hit the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, the shares immediately jumped as high as $50 before finishing at $44.90, valuing the still profit-less company above $24 billion. On Friday the shares slipped but were still at a respectable $41.65. The week was also marked by a mixed bag of quarterly earnings results: gaining on positive results were JC Penney, Transocean, Disney, Time Warner, and CVS; while disappointments came from chipmaker Qualcomm, Whole Foods Market, Tesla, Chesapeake Energy, and Hertz. The biggest contrast to Twitter was struggling Blackberry, which plunged on Monday on the news that it would not be sold. With its fate still in question, it lost 15.6 percent for the week.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, front center, East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, front right, and Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, front left during the Bali Democracy Forum in Bali.

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NUSA DUA - The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) has grown to become a world-class forum attended by countries from throughout the world.

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Traders gather at the post that handles Twitter on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

Cheap Chinese textiles slam Peru’s garment industry

Agence France-Presse

LIMA - Seamstresses in Lima’s garment district are usually busy at this time of year, with Christmas requests from vendors across the Americas. Cheap Chinese imports however are ruining their market. Until recently the district -- a 20-block area, packed with 25,000 clothing manufacturers and vendors, known as the Gamarra business emporium -- was doing thriving business. But ever since a free-trade agreement between Peru and China came into effect in 2010, and similar agreements have been signed with Colombia and others, Gamarra merchants have been hemorrhaging

customers. “We should already be working on the Christmas apparel. Colombians, Ecuadorans, Venezuelans and Brazilians come here and take everything for their stores, but up to now they haven’t arrived,” said seamstress Irma Cayetano. Cayetano rents a three-square meter room in a Gamarra building for $300 a month to work as a dressmaker. But this year she’s done little business. Fellow seamstress Astrid Iparraguirre sits in front of her idle sewing machine working on a crossword puzzle. “There hasn’t been much to do lately because of clothing imports,” said Iparraguirre, who has worked

at Gamarra for the past five years. Gamarra hasn’t lost all of its customers: many items are still sold around Peru and across the region, including the United States. Millions of t-shirts, for example, have already been ordered by Brazilian vendors for the 2014 World Cup. But since July sales at Gamarra have dropped 50 percent compared to the previous year, and the merchants have lost nearly one-third of the market to cheap Chinese imports, according to Diogenes Alva, head of the main Gamarra business association. Arab and Italian immigrants were the first to set up textile shops in the area at the end of the 19th

century. Small merchants flocking to the area created a boom in the 1960s. The options are dizzying -- but even though prices are low, the price of Chinese garments are even lower. “We’ve lost 30,000 jobs in the last times, in great measure due to imports from China,” said Alva, with the local business group. Alva said that Chinese products are 40 percent cheaper than the Peruvian apparel, “making it very difficult to compete.” Thanks to the Free Trade Agreement with China, a kilo of shirts or t-shirts made with acrylic fabric is sold in Peru at a wholesale price of $5 or less, about three times cheaper

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than similar Peruvian items, which are mostly made of cotton. Merchants selling Chinese apparel however are smiling. “We offer more designs, the quality is very good and prices are lower,” said Graciela Noriega, a vendor at one Gamarra’s 150 clothing retail stores. David Chen, a Chinese businessman who arrived in Peru ten years ago looking for work, recently opened his own operation to import garments from Asia. “Business is going well because the Peruvian providers do not have enough products or accessories to offer,” Chen said. “They can’t compete with the prices of China or India.”

When the BDF was held for the first time in 2008, it included 32 countries. Now, in holding the sixth forum in 2013, the number of participants sharply increased to 86 countries. Therefore, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday that the scope of the Bali Democracy Forum has become broader as it gains greater international appreciation. “In its regional framework, the Bali Democracy Forum has been increasingly recognized and understood by the international community. The sixth forum this year is being attended, not only by countries in the AsiaPacific region, but also from Europe, Africa, and Central Asia,” Marty noted. The minister pointed out that during the forum, there was no place to assume that one country was superior in terms of democracy

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and politics, than another. According to Marty, one practical benefit that could be seen from the Bali Democracy forum was the participation of countries which previously experienced democratic fluctuations and transitions, such as Fiji and Madagascar. “The participation of Fiji and Madagascar in the forum can encourage us to go ahead with a democratic process that is moving in a better direction,” Marty noted. Meanwhile, former Foreign Affairs Minister Hassan Wirayuda, one of the creators of the Bali Democracy Forum, said the ideas presented at the forum have been increasingly heard throughout the world. “The issue of democracy in the past was hardly ever discussed, but now in its sixth year at the Bali Democracy Forum, the number of participants has become increasing signifi-

cant,” Wirayuda said. With similar ideas among its member countries, Wirayuda expressed his hope that the BDF would be able to contribute to world peace. The BDF gained wider recognition in 2012 when more countries sent delegates to attend the convention than in past years. Netherlands Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans suggested that all countries would take advantage of the BDF to make their democracies stronger. He noted that democracy is something that requires constant renewal. According to Timmermans, the development of Indonesian democracy has impressed the Dutch government, particularly President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s efforts in establishing democracy in the country. “We are very excited about the development of democracy in the ASEAN region, especially about the achievements of President Yudhoyono, who has had remarkable success in creating and conducting democracy in Indonesia,” Timmermans said.

NUSA DUA - Political analyst Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar said on Friday the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) had actively assisted several developing democracies, including Egypt and Myanmar. “We try to assist our close friends. We helped Egypt and Myanmar, who wanted to develop democracy through dialogue and training,” she claimed after an interactive session, “Building and Strengthening Democratic Institutions,” at the BDF VI here. Indonesia, Dewi said, shared information on ensuring good governance through democracy by accommodating people’s aspirations. She stated Indonesia, along with the ASEAN, supported the information transparency measures to be implemented in Myanmar through the BDF. “The BDF VI directly assisted Myanmar in developing democracy and transparency through the Institution for Peace and Democracy (IPD) established in 2008 as a facilitator to implement the BDF results on democracy,” Dewi said. She said the IPD had organized several training sessions on democracy for young leaders of political parties in Myanmar. Dewi remarked Indonesia, as the founder of the BDF, should keep developing democracy. “The developing democracies in other countries can help us understand the weaknesses and advantages of our democracy. We can learn democracy from other countries,” the Advisor to the IPD said. The IPD was created in 2008 at the first BDF to achieve the goals set by this BDF that discusses and shares issues related to democracy. Delegations from 81 countries and three international organizations participated in the BDF VI held on November 7 and 8. Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and several other heads of state attended the forum.

Marty blasted critism over wiretapping

NUSA DUA - Foreign minister Marty Natalegawa has blasted critics who accused Indonesia of being “soft” in its reaction to alleged wiretapping by the US and Australia. “Nothing was weak in a statement of rejection. Nothing was

weak in a statement of strong protest. We have said we would review our exchange of information with the two countries,” he said at a press conference, after closing the 6th Bali Democracy Forum here on Friday. He noted that the term “review” was full of meanings and significance in a diplomatic manner.

To review means conducting a continuing process until a solution is found, he said. Mutual trust with the two countries must be restored and improved, he added. “The ball is in the hands of the countries that have committed it, not in Indonesia,” he said. Marty, who earlier received

his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, said that Indonesia’s actions with Australia have always been based upon concerns to maintain the traditional good relations between the two countries. Indonesia has also asked for clarification from the US government with regard to its wiretapping facilities in its embassy in

Jakarta. Marty said if the facilities were confirmed, they did not only seriously violate security, but also diplomatic norms and ethics. News stories about wiretapping allegedly conducted by the US and Australia on Indonesia were reported in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald on October 31.


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Reject to send a representative to provincial govt

Sumberklampok residents insist on asking governor to meet them

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TACLOBAN, Philippines — As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings, while looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water.

Up to Friday night (Nov 8), the Jalan Raya Singaraja-Gilimanuk at Sumberklampok village, Gerokgak, Buleleng, was still blocked by residents. They insisted on not opening the road if Governor Mangku Pastika would not be willing to come in person to meet residents at Sumberklampok village. lampok village consisting of SDN 1, SDN 2 Sumberklampok elementary school and SMP Satu Atap Gerokgak junior high school were also dismissed. Headman of Sumberklampok, Putu Artana, said that his party refused to send a representative to meet with Governor Pastika pursuant to the negotiation made by Bali government via telephone on Thursday night. His party had no confidence if the representatives could actually meet with the governor. According to him, the representatives of Sumberklampok residents had requested to meet with the governor for several times, but they could not do it even once. “We’ve acted in accordance with mechanism and asked for permission to the Bali House, the regent and governor. In the era of Governor Pastika we have asked for permission but could not meet with Governor Pastika. It had been done for three times to meet him, but could not,” he said. According to Artana, formerly the representative of Sumberklampok residents was only received by the Bureau of Asset official. At that time, the Bureau of Asset only said if the land at Sumberklampok belonged to provincial government. “Explanation given by the Bureau of Asset made him confused. If the land indeed belongs to the government, why did the government still ask the land management rights?” he asked. He said that people still insisted on asking the governor to come in

Officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides. Even in the disaster-prone Philippines, which regularly contends with earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical cyclones, Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record. Haiyan hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippine archipelago on Friday and quickly barreled across its central islands before exiting into the South China Sea, packing winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour) that gusted to 275 kph (170 mph), and a storm surge that caused sea waters to rise 6 meters (20 feet). It wasn’t until Sunday that the scale of the devastation became clear, with loAP Photo/Aaron Favila cal officials on hardest-hit Leyte Island Residents walk past damaged structures caused by typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte prov- saying that there may be 10,000 dead in ince central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. the provincial capital of Tacloban alone. IBP/File

The police officers get rid the rock blocking the Singaraja - Gilimanuk Road. The road was block by the resident of Sumberklampok village

person to Sumberklampok. When there was certainty for the governor to come to Sumberklampok, the highway would be opened back. If the governor did not have time to come at this time, residents asked the governor to give an assurance when he could come. “If there is certainty, on November 14 for instance, then the highway will be opened. However, if on the specified date the governor will not come, then the road will be blocked again,” he said. The arrival of the governor was awaited, said Artana, to get an ex-

planation why the recommendation of the governor had not been issued to support the petition of residents over the state land at Sumberklampok. In addition, residents also wanted to get an explanation why the Bali provincial government filed the land management right over the land. “Necessarily, the governor supports the petition of residents but why does he propose the land management right?” he asked. He said that residents also wanted to know what was the basis used by provincial government to claim if the land belonged to Bali

provincial government. According to him, pursuant to the Government Regulation No.11/2010, the land at Sumberklampok had been indicated to be derelict land. The National Land Agency (BPN) of the RI also mentioned to have been ready to issue a decree that the land at Sumberklampok was a derelict land. However, the decree had not been issued because it was hampered by recommendation of governor. On the other hand, residents already had got the recommendation from the Buleleng Regent and Buleleng House. (kmb15)

National Health Day

Hundreds of elementary school students brush their teeth

Tabanan (Bali Post)—

There was something different in the 49th celebration of the National Health Day in Tabanan, Friday (Nov 8). A total of 500 elementary school students were invited to brush their teeth en masse. The activity held in SDN I, II and IV Wanagiri elementary school, Selemadeg, became part of the movement of healthy society. Aside from brushing teeth, the

students were also invited to do hand washing with soap. In addition, the activity was graced with a variety of health education. “We want to encourage people to live healthier. The movement is started from elementary school students,” said Chief of Tabanan Health Agency, Nyoman Suratmika. According to him, a healthy movement should start from the smallest element. One of them was doing a regular tooth

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Singaraja (Bali Post)—

As observation until Friday night, thousands of people were still concentrated on the highway around the hamlet hall of Sumber Batok. People were still sitting and even sleeping under the tent they built in the middle of the road. On the other hand, large trucks from Singaraja and Gilimanuk direction were still parked at roadside. The trucks had been parked since Thursday afternoon (Nov 7). Meanwhile, on Thursday night, a number of parties such as Buleleng Police Chief Beny Arjanto, Deputy Regent of Buleleng I Nyoman Sutjidra and Assistant I Nyoman Surya Manuaba were trying to negotiate with the residents. However, all the negotiations failed. Even, on Thursday night a negotiation had been conducted by telephone between the Bali provincial government and residents of Sumberklampok. In the negotiation, the party of government asked the representatives of residents to meet Governor Pastika on Monday afternoon (Nov 11). However, the residents rejected it categorically. They just wanted Governor Pastika to come in person to Sumberklampok in order to explain why the recommendation related to the certificate of property rights of residents over the state land at Sumberklampok had not been issued. On Friday afternoon, residents still gathered amid the road around the hamlet hall of Sumber Batok. Almost all the houses were empty because residents gathered in the street. Three schools at Sumberk-

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brushing and washing hands after getting contact with virus-prone objects. Hopefully, with a regular tooth brush en masse, the students could care their teeth health diligently and preserve health with hand washing. Suratmika added the National Health Day involved various healthcare organizations. They included the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), the Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI), the Indonesian

Midwives Association (IBI) as well as all community health centers, clinics and hospitals in Tabanan. Even, the Tabanan Hospital deployed 6 specialists such as specialist of surgeon, child, ENT, eye and internist. At least 320 patients were successfully treated. Of the amount, 10 patients had minor surgery and 69 patients got dental healthcare. “It is a regular social activity held in conjunction with the National

Health Day,” he said accompanied by Committee Chairman of the National Health Day, IB Wisnu Wardana. After washing hands and tooth brushing en masse, the students and residents were provided with free soap as well as abate powder to repel mosquito larvae. According to Suratmika, the abate powder was very important for the residents because it could be used to suppress the circulation of dengue mosquito. (kmb30)

French riot police use tear gas on anti-tax protesters Agence France Presse

J U G O N - L E S - L AC S French riot police fired tear gas at hundreds of anti-tax demonstrators in northwest France on Saturday after protesters pelted them and tried to drive a tractor through a barricade, an AFP photographer said. One demonstrator was arrested in Jugon-les-Lacs, a commune in the Cotesd’Armor region where some 700 people had gathered earlier in the day. A security camera was torched and some protesters pelted police, who responded with tear gas. Demonstrators chanted slogans against France’s Socialist government, which earlier this month suspended the application of the so-called ecotax. “People struggle to pay their bills at the end of the month, and now we’re going to ecotax them” said one protester, pretending to strangle himself.

There were more anti-tax protesters elsewhere in Brittany and also around the country, including near the major cities of Lyon and Marseille, and in the capital Paris. The ecotax, aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly commercial transport, imposes new levies on French and foreign vehicles transporting commercial goods weighing over 3.5 tonnes. It has came under fire from farmers and food sector workers across the country, but especially in Brittany, where the economy is heavily dependent on agriculture. Faced with the unrest, the government decided to suspend the new levy at the end of last month. Then on Friday, it announced more than one billion euros in emergency funds for Brittany, among other measures. But protesters are still not pacified and a large scale rally is planned for November 30.

Reports also trickled in from elsewhere on the island, and from neighboring islands, indicating hundreds, if not thousands more deaths, though it will be days before the full extent of the storm’s impact can be assessed. “On the way to the airport we saw many bodies along the street,” said Philippine-born Australian Mila Ward, 53, who was waiting at the Tacloban airport to catch a military flight back to Manila. “They were covered with just anything — tarpaulin, roofing sheets, cardboards.” She said she passed “well over 100” dead bodies along the way. In the storm’s aftermath, people wept while retrieving the bodies of loved ones from inside buildings. On a street littered with fallen trees, roofing material and other wreckage, all that was left of one large building were the skeletal remains of its rafters.

Indian prime minister joins Commonwealth boycott

Associated Press Writer

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided against attending a Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka this week over the island nation’s human rights record, an Indian official said Sunday. Singh will be the second leader after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to boycott the Nov. 1517 meeting. There are 54 members of the Commonwealth, a loose association of former British colonies. Their decision is expected to sharpen focus on the demand by Western nations and rights activists that Sri Lanka account for thousands of civilians who are suspected to have died in the final months of a quarter-century civil war that that ended in 2009 when government forces crushed separatist Tamil rebels. Singh sent a letter to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressing his inability to attend the summit, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. Contents of the letter were not immediately known. India, which has a major interest in the issue because southern India is home to 60 million Tamils, has been urging Sri Lanka’s government to resume negotiations with an ethnic Tamil party on increased

local autonomy for Tamils. Singh bowed to pressure from political parties in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, which neighbors Sri Lanka, to boycott the Commonwealth summit on suspicion that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was not doing enough to protect the interests of the Tamil minority. After the war, Rajapaksa promised to allow a greater degree of autonomy

in Tamil-majority regions in the north. However, he has been criticized by foreign countries and rights groups for failing to deliver on his promises. Canadian Prime Minister Harper said last month that Canada was disturbed by ongoing reports of intimidation and incarceration of political leaders and journalists, harassment of minorities, reported disappearances and allegations of extrajudicial killings.

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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, second left, poses for photographs with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.


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Historic items from JFK assassination on display Associated Press Writer

DENPASAR - The Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) of Bali Chapter suggested in order that customary villages could manage temple attractions existing in their region such as Besakih Temple. This happened because the presence of tourists visiting the sacred area began disturbing the comfort of pilgrims. “Foreign tourists may enter the temple attraction, but there are limitations. The limitations should be determined by local customary village, which area can and cannot be visited and the customary village knows it better,” said Chairman of GIPI Bali, Ngurah Wijaya, in Denpasar. He exemplified that tourist attractions such as Tanah Lot Temple, Taman Ayun Temple and Batuan Temple were well-managed. The

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s jus-

tice ministry is asking the main hotel chains in the country to explain the high prices being

AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, tourists sit in a hotel bar overlooking Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

management determined the limitations to tourists making a visit to the region. “We want the tourist attraction like Besakih Temple is managed by local customary village because what is allowed and disallowed is better known by customary village. Even, we agree if travelers are forbidden to get into the temple, but there must be obvious study and zonation,” he said. He hoped the chief of custom-

ary village to determine a zonation which areas could be visited by tourists. Even, the GIPI Bali was ready to socialize the policy to tourists. “We do not know whether tourists entering the temple are getting their period or not. If they come into temple when getting menstruation, the temple will be spiritually impure,” he said. Nevertheless, many parties worried if foreign tourists were banned

from entering temples. “Of course, it will definitely not disrupt the tourism, but the disrupted component is the surrounding people. I absolutely agree that we do need to arrange the tourism objects,” he said. The Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, Udayana University, I Putu Anom, also stated that communities and government should remain mindful to purify and preserve the sacred area. “Sometimes, our Hindu communities are complacent and harass our own, both consciously and unconsciously due to giving priority to economic interests,” he said. He asserted the definition of destination arrangement was different from the tourist object arrangement.

CC held Diwali celebration IBP AP Photo/Dayton Daily News, Wally Nelson, File

FILE - In this May 20, 1998 file photo, Air Force officials and reporters line up to tour Special Air Mission 26000, known as Air Force One when the President is aboard, after the historic plane made its final landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

Brazil asks hotel chains to explain WCup prices Associated Press Writer

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charged for rooms during the 2014 World Cup. The request comes after several complaints from consumer advocates and a study by the country’s tourism board which showed that exorbitant prices will be charged during the monthlong tournament next year. Among the companies notified by the ministry’s consumer rights secretariat on Thursday are Accor, Choice, Louvre, Blue Tree, Nacional Inn, Wyndham, IHG and Bourbon. The Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry also was notified. The ministry said Friday that the companies have 48 hours to respond to the request. “Tourists are consumers which require special protection because they are outside of their city or country,” Amaury Oliva, director of the ministry’s consumer rights secretariat, said in a statement. “We are working to make sure that they are well received and that the services we provide have quality and fair price.” The ministry said it wants the

hotel chains to provide the average rates charged in the past during other high-demand events in the 12 World Cup host cities, so they can be compared to the prices for the tournament. Although price increases are expected during special events such as the World Cup, officials suspect the chains might be overcharging more than usual this time. Calls to the Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry were not immediately answered on Friday. The tourism board, or Embratur, this year showed that rates will rise up to 500 percent during the World Cup in some hotels offered by the FIFA-appointed agency MATCH Services, prompting several consumer rights groups to demand action from the government. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff last month created a committee to monitor abusive price hikes of hotel rates and plane tickets during football’s showcase event. The government also said it

will investigate whether MATCH, FIFA’s official accommodation agency, was involved in “cartel” practices that may lead to price hikes during the World Cup, a claim that FIFA and MATCH have repeatedly denied. Brazil sports minister Aldo Rebelo, the government official in charge of preparations for the World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, earlier this year pledged “zero tolerance” for hotels charging abusive room rates. He said significant hikes would hurt Brazil’s image abroad and threaten to scare tourists away. Although Brazil has said it will not try to control market prices, Rebelo warned that hotels that raised prices excessively would feel the “heavy hand” of the law, adding that consequences included possible hotel closures. Brazil is expecting 600,000 foreigners and about 3 million local visitors traveling through the 12 host cities and the rest of the country next June, when it will host the World Cup for the first time since 1950.

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DAYTON, Ohio — Many items that make up the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — from the ill-fated presidential limousine, to the gravesite eternal flame, to the historic Air Force One plane where Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office — are available for public viewing 50 years later. In some cases, officials had to scramble to make that happen. Aboard the plane, now in a hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, visitors squeeze down a narrow walkway to stand where people packed into its sweltering state room to watch Johnson, Kennedy’s vice president, sworn in, with Jacqueline Kennedy alongside in the suit stained by her husband’s blood. “It’s getting hotter and hotter, people are crammed in, emotions are getting higher and higher,” explained Jeff Underwood, historian of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, reflecting the famous images from the plane. As on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, it wasn’t clear in the first hours after the shooting what was unfolding, he said. Johnson wanted to show the nation that a constitutional transfer of power had been made, and Mrs. Kennedy insisted upon being there, Underwood said. Visitors can also see the saw cuts in a rear wall hastily made by Air Force crew members who didn’t want the late president’s coffin carried in the cargo hold. They removed two rows of seats for the coffin, which Mrs. Kennedy sat across from on the flight back to Washington. Experiencing history in a personal way by being where it happened goes beyond reading it, Underwood said Friday during a news media tour. “Sometimes I see the looks on the faces (of visitors), and it all comes back to me,” said Underwood, a fourth-grader in 1963. “The story is so visceral.” The federal spending reductions of the sequester had in May halted shuttle bus trips from the museum to the hangar, but museum officials decided to resume the tours on a trimmed schedule with the anniversary approaching. The Boeing jet — built specially in 1962 for presidential use — was retired by the Air Force in 1998, having flown eight presidents starting with Kennedy.

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DENPASAR - Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Bali celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) at its premises on November 05, 2013. Around 200 guests attended the event including ICC members, VIPs and eminent personalities from various field like art, culture, education and ashrams. As Festivals are an integral part of any culture throughout the world and India is also celebrating some of the festivals very enthusiastically. Diwali is one of the most important festival among Indians when the Goddess of wealth is worshiped. Diwali commemorate the return of Lord Rama, alongwith Sita and Laksmana, from his 14 years long exile and vanquishing the demon-King Ravana. It is popularly known as the festival of Lights. The name Diwali or Deepavali is understood as row of lamps. Diwali involve the small clay lamps (Diya’s) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. The most part of the country celebrated Diwali or Deepavali with lots of enthusiasm. The entire country is lit with lots of fireworks and beautiful lights to celebrate this festival. This festival is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world. The event was started with the lighting of the lamp by Shri. A.S. Takhi, Consul General of India, Dr. Manju Singh, Director Indian Cultural Centre, Bali and Mr. Putu Rumawan Salain, Head Board of Education, Denpasar. The cultural performances were

WCF to hold conference in Bali Antara

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Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Bali celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) at its premises on November 05, 2013. begun by Ganesha Dance performance, which is known as an auspicious beginning of any event. It was very well presented by Ms. Shanti student of ICC, Bali and followed by Music band performance was given by Mr. Krishna Prasadha, group, Bali. Ms. Cempaka from Krishna Balaram Ashram presented an outstanding Odissi dance performance. Next performance was Allaripu by ICC, Student, Mr. Vimal, which means flowering bud, a kind of invocation peace that symbolizing the offering in respect to god as well audience. The performances continued with Topeng Keras Dance, (Balinese dance) by Mr. Gede Artha Pradnya Wiguna- student of SMA 6 Denpasar. An Indian Classical dance Kathak was very well performed Mr.

Werdhi student of ICC, Bali. Ashram Brahma Kumaris, Denpasar also added an outstanding performance in this event. The entire audience enjoyed an Indian Song sung by Ms. Swari and Mr. Satya. Bollywood dance was also beautifully performed by Ms. Pihu Kaneja. The event came to an end with outstanding Fusion dance by Mr. Vimal and Mr. Werdhi students of Indian Cultural Centre, Bali. The next segment of the event turned more interesting when the Diyas were lighted and the crackers were busted. All the gusts and invitees enjoyed Indian festive food and delivered thanks to the director for organising such a beautiful event at the premises of Indian Cultural Centre, Bali.

Arrangement to tourist object was setting the chaotic tourist object into the more comfortable one. It included the construction of pedestrian and gazebo for tourists to unwind. By contrast, the arrangement of tourist destination included the development such as that of hotel accommodation. “For the case of Besakih, the arrangement of tourist object is good, but the arrangement of destination is not inappropriate because in the destination there is certainly an accommodation. Meanwhile, Besakih is a sacred area, not tourism area. To that end, it is required the firmness of government in outlining the program,” he said. (kmb27)

DENPASAR - The World Culture Forum (WCF) will organize an international conference in Bali from November 24 to 27 that will emphasize the significance of culture in sustainable development. “The WCF will carry the mission of Indonesia as a center for global culture and a strategic zone for international tourism,” said Wiendu Nuryanti, deputy to the education and culture minister for cultural affairs. She said the event would show the world that Indonesia is the only maritime country with cultural diversity in each of its regions. The four-day meeting would bring together 1,200 people, 1,050 of them foreigners, she noted. Nuryanti stated the world-class event fully supported by the UNESCO was being held in Indonesia for the first time. She hoped at the end of the conference, the participants will adopt Bali Promise that contains a concept of culture as a reference for each country. “One of the contents of the Bali Promise will be an agreement to create WCF, including how often the conference will be organized,” she said. In his opening address during a debate in the UN General Assembly on June 12, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as co-chair of the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, had expressed strong commitment to exploring the relation between culture and development. In this context, the WCF meet in Bali aspires to create a space to discuss, debate, and contest established ideas and approaches.


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Closing ceremony at Tanah Lot watched by visitors Tabanan (Bali Post)—

Series of piodalan or anniversary at Tanah Lot Temple, Kediri, ended on Saturday (Nov 9). The ceremony was ended with a closure for two hours from 12:00 a.m.to 14:00 p.m. The ritual became an amazing spectacle for tourists. Series of the closing ceremony was commenced with the purificatory rite for the deity of Tanah Lot at the spring nearby. Then, he was escorted to Tanah Lot Temple and followed the accomplishing ritual at the outermost courtyard of the temple and representation shrine of Tanah Lot Temple. Sanctified effigy of Ida Bhatara Saren Kangin of Tanah Lot resided in the Simpangan Temple of Tanah Lot, Batanbuah Kaja hamlet, Beraban customary village. Meanwhile, the effigy of Ida Bathara Saren Kaja resided in the Jero Gede Mangku Pandak, Pangkung hamlet, Pandak Gede village. “Closing ceremony was a procession to return the sanctified effigies of the deity to their respective abode,” said Chairman of Tanah Lot Temple supporting devotees, Toya Adnyana. Although the ceremony was held at noon, the preparation had been carried out from the morning. Hundreds of customary villagers gathered to prepare the ritual paraphernalia. Series of the closing ceremonies was officiated over by the main priest of Tanah Lot Temple. The procession was accompanied by gamelan music by Beraban customary village and Rejang Dewa Dance, a sacred dance played by children. During the closing procession, all the pilgrims could still say prayers. They continued to flow from the morning. Moreover, it coincided with the weekend holiday. Most of the Hindus were coming from outside the Beraban customary village. Festive procession of the closing procession attracted the attention of foreign and domestic tourists flooding the Tanah Lot. Moreover, such a spectacle could not be found every day. In the meantime, the anniversary of Tanah Lot Temple was held every six months, exactly on Buda (Wednesday) Wage Wuku Langkir, four days after the Kuningan celebration. (kmb30)

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Bangli (Bali Post)—

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Drought currently overwhelming in fact has an impact on the lack of supply of rice in the traditional market of Bangli. As a result, the price of rice at the trader level began to increase up to ten percent. This condition was exacerbated because farmers experienced crop failure and were forced to reduce the growing season due to crisis of irrigation water. One of the rice traders in Bangli traditional market, Nengah Suartini, said on Saturday (Nov 9) the rice price at the level of retailers had continued to rise significantly. On a normal day, the average rice price was only IDR 200,000 per twenty-five kilograms. Then, the price of rice increased to IDR 225,000 per twenty-five kilograms. Meanwhile, for retail level, the price also increased from IDR 8,000 per kilogram to IDR 9,000 per kilogram.

Similar condition was also revealed by another rice trader, Komang Edi Susanti. She said the rice price increase at this time occurred gradually since the past two weeks. She believed the current increase was triggered by crop failure and farmers reduced their cropping period. As usual in a normal season, farmers could harvest up to four times a year. However due to drought, farmers could only harvest for two times a year. It was also caused by irrigation water crisis hitting lately. As consequence, a number of paddy fields in Bangli were finally left by farmers to become idle land. In response to such condition, farmers could only surrender and hoped for more attention to them. It could be realized through the provision of agricultural subsidies by the government to reduce the burden of losses to be borne. (ina)

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KUTA - Bringing festive flair, come enjoy the magic of the holiday on the best beachfront location in Kuta with Christmas tree and decorative lights while dining and indulging in a range of treats. Savor the most wonderful time of the year as Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel invites visitors and guest to join in the holiday spirit. Bringing joy to the world this dinner will be filled with a variety of International and classic festive dishes. From roast carvings and fresh seafood to live cooking stations and certainly a wide range of delicious dessert. Let yourself be pampered by the splendid creations of our team of culinary experts who have created a sumptuous five course set menu for you and your loved ones to enjoy. “Of course we invited Santa himself and he brings joy and lots of presents. Carol singer and live music will keep you entertained throughout the night,” explained Lisa Apriliani, Public Relations Officer of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. She said, Discovery also have package to celebrate New Year. Commemorate the occasion with friends and family to reminisce on the past year, while anticipating what lies ahead for the future. Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat exquisite buffet dinner with free flow of beer, house wine & soft drink while entertained by one of the many spectacular shows on stage.

2 Nov Saniscara Keliwon Kuningan. Pura Taman Pule di Mas-Ubud. Pura Ularan di Takmung-Klungkung. Pura Bukitjati di Gulingan-Kawan Bangli.

The Hindus crowded Tanah Lot Temple during the closing ceremony of piodalan procession

Monday, November 11, 2013

Festive season at Discovery Kartika Plaza

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Calendar Event for November 2 through December 11, 2013

Drought triggers the increase in price of rice

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6 Nov Buda Wage Langkir. Pura Tanah Lot Kediri Tabanan. Pura Bucabe Mas Ubud. Pura Puseh Desa Ganggang-Canggi Batuan. Pura Pasek Pertukangan Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Pasek Bendesa Gulingan Mengwi. Pura Masceti Desa Sanding-Tampak Siring. Puru Luwur Batur Pucangan Buahan-Tabanan. Odalan Alit di Pura Dalem Takuran di Cemenggoan Sukawati. Odalan Ida Ratu Sundaring Jagat Penataran Agung Besakih. Mr. Pasek Gelgel Silakarang. Pura Dalem Bangun Sakti Kapal. Pura Dalem Bias Muntig Ped-Nusa Penida. 10 Nov Redite Pon Medangsia. Pura Agung Pentilan Kesiman-Denpasar. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kerambitan Tabanan. 11 Nov Soma Wage Medangsia. Pura Nataran Desa Getas Blahbatuh. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Aan-Klungkung. Pura Pasek Bakbakan Gianyar. 12 Nov Anggara Keliwon Medangsia. Pura Pesimpangan Geria Sakti Manuaba di Yogyakarta-Sumur Lampung Selatan. Pura Luwur Uluwatu Pecatu Kuta Selatan. Pura Penataran Agung Singakerta Ubud. Pura Andakasa Karangasem. Pura Gua Lawah Klungkung. Merajan Kawitan Arya Kubontubuh Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Taman Ayun Mengwi. Pura Suralaya Banda-Klungkung. Pura Dalem Senapati Bebalang-Bangli. Pura Gadung Blahbatuh Gianyar. Pura Pasek Lurah Tutuan. Pura Pasek Gadung Kerambitan Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tugu Gelgel Klungkung. Pura Dalem Banyuning Barat-Buleleng. Odalan Sepen di Pura Puseh. Pura Desa Cemenggaon-Sukawati. Pura Pusering Jagat Pejeng-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Kubayan Mengwi. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Gegelang-Tabanan. Pura Geria Sakti (Dang Kahyangan) Tulikup Gianyar. Pura Dalem Dauh Ubud. 13 Nov Buda Umanis Medangsia. Pura Gede Perancak-Jembrana. Pura Dalem Dauma-Batuan Sukawati. Pura Nataran Kacangdawa-Klungkung.

Odalan Bhatara Gede Apol di Ubung Denpasar. Pura Puseh Brahmana Kamasan-Klungkung. Pura Kahyangan Jagat Dalem Purwa Denbantas Tabanan. Pura Dalem Sukehet Klungkung. Pura Dalem Muaspatih Guwang Sukawati. Pura Taman Tegalalang. Pura Desa Sanding-Tampaksiring. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa-Batanbuah-Kesiman. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Basangkawan. Pura Sahab Nusa Penida. Merajan Agung Gorokgak Dalem Sukawati. 14 Nov Wraspati Paing Medangsia. Pura Ulun Swi Kediri Tabanan. Pura Panti Pasek Gelgel Bitra-Gianyar. 17 Nov Redite Keliwon Pujut. Merajan Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran-Mengwi. 17 Nov Purnama Kelima. Aci-aci Penaung Bayu di Pura Batumadeg di Besakih. Pura Kentel Gumi di Batur Baangli. Pura Pedarman Agung, Satria Denpasar. Pura Pemerajan Agung - Pemecutan Denpasar. Ngusaba di Pura Kehen Bangli. Pura Desa Pemenang di Lombok. Pura Agung Pasek Gelgel di Sumerta Denpasar. Pura Pasek Gobleg di Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Suranadi di Lombok. Pura Puncak Bukit Tampak Siring. Pura Dalem Puri Agung Kintamani. Pura Dalem Agung Nongan Karangasem. Pura Dalem Ubung-Kupang Dukuh Penebel-Tabanan. Pura Dalem Balingkang Kintamani. Pr. Tampurhyang Pusat Kawitan Mahagota Catur Sanak di Songan Kintamani. Pura Dalem Pulasari Desa Bantas Sudaji Buleleng. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Lebih. Merajan Pasek Gelgel di Tulamben. Pura Penyusungan Pasek Tohjiwa Selemadeg Tabanan. Pura Pasar Agung Besakih Sebudi Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Tengkulak Kaja. Pura Suci Desa Tianyar Kubu Karangasem. Pura Bukit Mentik ring Gunung Lebah Desa Batur Kintamani. Pura Narmada di Lombok. Pura Segara di Ampenan Lombok. Pura Ularan di Seririt Buleleng. 24 Nov Redite Paing Pahang. Pura Pasek Tohjiwa Kekeran Mengwi. Pura Pasek Sandra Peguyangan Badung. 26 Nov Anggara Wage Pahang. Pura Batu Madeg (Meru Tumpang Sanga) di Besakih. Pura Hyang Tibha Batuan Sakah.

27 Nov Buda Keliwon Pahang. Pura Luhur Puncak Padang Dawa Baturiti Tabanan. Pura Silayukti Padangbai-Karangasem. Pura Aer Jeruk Sukawati. Pura Dangin Pasar Batuan-Sukawati. Pura Penataran di Batuyang-Batubulan. Pura Desa Lembeng Ketewel-Sukawati. Pura Pasek Bendesa Dukuh-Kediri-Tabanan. Pura Kawitan Dalem Sukawati Gianyar. Pura Kresek Banyuning-Buleleng. Pura Puseh di Bebandem-Karangasem. Merajan Pasek Kubayan-Gaji. Merajan pasek Gelgel Jeroan Abang-Songan. Merajan Pasek Subrata Temaga. Merajan Pasek Gelgel Bungbungan. Pura Sad Kahyangan Batu Medahu Swana Nusa Penida. Pura Buda Kliwon Penatih-Denpasar. Pura Penataran Dukuh Nagasari Bebandem Karangasem. Pura Pasek Bendesa Tagtag Paguyangan. Pura Pulasari Sibang Gede Abiansemal. Pura Batur Sari Ubud. Pura Penataran Agung Sukawati. 2 Dec Soma Keliwon Krulut. Pura Pasel Gelgel Kekeran Mengwi Badung. Merajan Pasek Subadra Kramas-Gianyar. 7 Dec Tumpek Krurut. Pura Pasek Gelgel Br Tengah Buleleng. Pura Dalem Pemuteran di Desa Jelantik Tojan Klungkung. Pura Pedarmaan Bhujangga Waisnawa di Besakih. Pura Taman Sari Desa Gunungsari Penebel - Tabanan. Pura Dalem Tarukan di Bebalang Bangli. Pura Benua Kangin Besakih. Pura Merajan Kanginan (Ida Betara Empu Beradah) di Besakih. 8 Dec Redite Umanis Merakih. Pura Parangan Tengah Banjar Ceningan Kangin Lembongan Nusa Penida. Pura Dalem Celuk Sukawati - Gianyar. 11 Dec Buda Wage Merakih. Pura Bendesa Mas Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar Selatan. Pura Natih Banjar Kalah - Batubulan. Pura Desa Silakarang - Singapadu. Pura dalem Petitenget - Kerobokan - Kuta. Pura Dalem Pulasari - Samplangan - Gianyar. Pura Kubayan - Kepisah - Pedungan - Denpasar - Selatan. Pura Pasek gelgel Banjar Tanahpegat - Tabanan. Pr. Paibon Banjar Bengkel - Sumerta - Denpasar. Pura Pasek Lumintang - Denpasar. Pr. Panti Penyarikan Medahan - Sanding - Tampaksiring. Pr. Pasar Agung Banjar Dauh Peken - Kaba-kaba - Tabanan.

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


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MOSCOW — A 25-year-old Venezuelan who appears on TV in her country and is an accomplished flamenco dancer is the new Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler was crowned Saturday night in the pageant at a sprawling exhibition hall on Moscow’s outskirts.

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Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, from the United States, right, places the crown on Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

In the excitement just after the announcement, the tiara fell off Isler’s head as she was being crowned by Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the United States. Isler caught the crown laughing. Patricia Rodrigues of Spain was the runnerup. The panel of judges was led by American rock musician Steven Tyler. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Isler on Twitter, calling her title a “triumph” for Venezuela, a country that has now won three of the last six Miss Universe pageants. In fact, Venezuela has won more major international beauty competitions than any other nation, and beauty pageants rank alongside baseball as the country’s most-followed diversion, one that transcends social class and normally insurmountable

political divisions. A whole industry of grooming schools, plastic surgeons and beauty salons has emerged to prepare young women for the thousands of pageants that take place each year around the country in schools, army barracks and even prisons. Venezuela has managed to keep its beauty queen industry flourishing, despite economic problems have worsened in recent weeks as inflation touched a twodecade high of 54 percent and shortages of basic goods like toiled paper and milk have worsened.

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Property sector highly in demand in Bali

Sacha Baron Cohen spices up newly televised awards Associated Press Writer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Now that the Britannia Awards are televised, viewers can see Sacha Baron Cohen knock an 87-year-old woman out of her wheelchair. Cohen “accidentally” pushed the woman’s wheelchair off a stage as he accepted an award for excellence in comedy during Saturday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The stunt played perfectly into the newly televised show, which is set to air Sunday on BBC America. The Britannia Awards come just two weeks after the refurbished Hollywood Film Awards drew some of the same celebrities, but there can never be enough Hollywood awards shows. Networks love the star power, stars adore the accolades and fans delight in the spectacle. “There are more than 35 Hollywood awards shows on prime-time TV,” said Tom O’Neil, founder and editor of awards website GoldDerby.com. “They’re the ultimate reality show because we get to witness our cultural gods be winners and losers just like the rest of us.” The Britannia winners were announced in advance, but who doesn’t want to see a barefoot Julia Roberts present an award to George Clooney, or watch filmmaker Judd Apatow playfully pick a fight with Sean Penn? Besides Cohen and Clooney, Kathryn Bigelow, Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch and Ben Kingsley accepted awards from the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Britannia Awards were established in 1989 but the ceremony didn’t make its TV debut until last year. “One of my goals was to increase the talent profile of the channel, and awards shows are a natural way to do that,” said BBC America general manager Perry Simon, who joined the network three years ago. The ceremony was modified to make it more TVfriendly, he said, including “adding more spontaneity.”

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Property sector has become the target of capital owners in the country, including foreign investors. Too rapid investment growth in the property sector in recent years should be alerted. Bali Post

DENPASAR - Property sector has become the target of capital owners in the country, including foreign investors. Too rapid investment growth in the property sector in recent years should be alerted. Moreover, the construction of property either in the form of house, hotel and shop has gone too far.

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Salma Hayek, left, Sacha Baron Cohen, center, and Isla Fisher pose together at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“If it is not set up properly, it has a great potential to disrupt the nature. Moreover, a number of green belts in Bali have been violated to meet the interests of property business. If this condition is ignored, Bali can turn into a concrete jungle. Such conditions will cause the tourist arrival in Bali

to reduce,” said an economic and SMEs observer of Bali, Ida Bagus Kade Perdana. According to him, the provincial and county government should expressly apply to the spatial planning so the preservation of Bali’s nature would be still well maintained. Qualitatively, the growth of invest-

ment in property sector did not give welfare to Balinese people. “The benefits are more enjoyed by the outsiders,” he said. Rector of Undiknas University, Prof. Dr. Gede Sri Darma, DBA, also admitted that Bali was afflicted by land purchase and selling business for the development of property sector. Even, the business was no longer deeply involved by local developers but also by foreign investors. “Without immediately handled, the effect of the phenomenon is that Balinese people will only leave in a name because no Balinese people

have assets in their home region. Then, they will lose their identity or uniqueness of Bali,” he said. He said the impact of the unstoppable land purchasing and selling business would affect the difficulty of maintaining the culture of Bali. Moreover, a number of properties in Seminyak and Kerobokan tourist area were owned by foreigners. “However, in the notary is mentioned the name of local people or it just borrows the name because foreigners cannot own 100 percent of property in Bali,” he said. He admitted that most secure and beneficial investment was in

property business, compared to saving money in banks, bonds, mutual funds and stocks. Moreover, in the midst of European crisis that had not recovered and the exchange rate of rupiah continued to worsen, so foreign investors would prefer to invest in Bali. “The government must be decisive in carrying out the spatial planning policies of Bali, including that Balinese people must have principles, not to sell their property assets to outsiders, although bargained at very expensive price and seeming hypocritical,” he said. Continued on page 6


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